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 (7(^4rr^<^i^^tyU���������c������  '. / i- ; ,v . i-  ,1 *-..,i .',  \1-  rVOte"X-II.  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 14,1906.    -  <���������   -  No. ,4?  dentist,  Naden-  Dr. Mathison,  " Flood iblock. ^  Birthday cards from 5c to 25c at  at Smith & McEae's.  Geo. 'Evans' arid bride returned,  from Spokane Sunday.  S. A:c>and Mrs/Crowel! of Midway" were in the city Sunday. _  Webb's,chocolates.always, fresh,  ' and always in transit at Smith .- &  McRae's. ��������� -1 -- f ',  Alderman Sullivan and bride returned from'their lioneymoon' trip'  this week. -    ���������  Russell-Law- Caulfield'Co: have,  ��������� just received a* large shipment '/of  Jacob & Cq's biscuits; * V --..--   -- -  Fred Starkey,..the/Nelson..commission merchant was in the" city  Tuesday and Wednesday.  Mrs. Smith; of Beayerdell; came  in on Tuesday's, stage and left  Wednesday morning for.Spokane.,  Call up -'-phone> 25-~aa(T have-  them deliver you a few pounds of  Hammond's for' breakfast" Sunday  morning. .  ' =  Spencer Benn'erman, of Midway,  was in the city 'Monday, making  preparations to commence work on  his Long Lake properties..  Get the habit and go to the Rtis-  sell-Law-Caulfield CoJ for the newest and, best" assortment, of groceries and provisions in town.  B. Bubar, of Beaverdell,' was in  the city Tuesday making arrangements for hauling  the  70. horse-.  power engine from the Sunset mine  to Carmi. ���������:         ^      ;^  Houses and rooms to rent/also  a well furnished barber shop on  Copper streets Mines, stocks, real  estate and insurance.���������Bealey Investment & Trust Co., Ltd.  W. J. Snodgrass, came in from  Le Grand, Ore., Tuesday evening,  and will remain a few days looking after his business interests in  the city. From here he will go to  Victoria, and then on to Okanagau  Falls.  Findlay McRae, who was seriously injured some time ago' by :a  fall of rock at the Sunset mine was  discharged from. the Sisters', hospital, Saturday last. It will be a  couple of months yet before he is  all right again.  Residents of Anaconda claim  that the city of Greenwood is violating agreements entered into  with the property owners of Ana-:  conda in reference to the supply of  water, and it is probable that the  points in dispute will be aired iu  court. ������,  G. B. Taylor, city clerk, left  Saturday last for Victoria to attend  the Odd Fellow's grand lodge, as  delegate from Boundary Valley  lodge, No. 38, Greenwood. He  will be away a couple of weeks.  During his absence, J. P. McLeod,  city solicitor, is acting as clerk.1  A case was up in the police court  this morning charging a lad with  unlawfully, maliciously and furiously riding a horse on the18th of  May last past. As a material witness for theLprosecution had cut  his thumb while shaving, the case  was enlarged .to allow time for the  injurcd member to heal ~ arid the  witness to come into-court in the  full possession of all his faculties.  The charge docs not state whether  the lad was riding sideways or  straddle-legs or what end of the  animal he' 'was'iacing when  the  .The band is to have a new set of  silver instruments. .  -The waterworks extension will  be started in a couple of weeks.  ���������, Four - big specials . in , Ladies',  hosiery at The Hunter Kendrick  'Co. ,Ltd. ^ / ,-i  ' ". ,, /���������'.    J_; - ;_(  . The entertainment given by the  Salvation Army officers last night  was^poorly attended.;.    .'     ; '?: ��������� "  .��������� Kodaks at catalogue prices,.and  instructions in picture taking and  making, free, at Smith & McRae'e.  Construction    work ��������� is    being  pushed at the Greenwood "smelter.  .The'foundatioris' are nearly completed.'     '" "   "  -���������Lloyd Hunter who has beem'at-  tendiug college at Moscow, 'Idaho;  came home for his. vacation   the  past week.   .^ *'    .  './.,.  ]., : \.  >" Wm^Burrill was up-before the  police magistrate Tuesday,-' for ^issuing cheques   without.' funds , in  bank, ~a'ud"w;as committed for trial.  ��������� The Ledge has a complete line  of stationery, now type and is now  in a position to do "all kinds of job  printing neatly and at living prices.  The member for Yale Cariboo is  getting a. fair'share of",criticism  from the eastern papers! "He^is  probably getting .well paf&rforj his  actions.--,     _'   -, ���������-'  t>another part' of the province,  they will feel pleased at his well-  earned promotion.  BASEBALL GAME  . Sunday last   Midway - baseball  team came up for a practice 'match  with   the  Greenwood   boys,   and  were defeated by a score of 11 to  4, in the best game played on the  Greenwood grounds this year. The  Greenwood battery was Medelland  Thompson,     who    played     ball  throughout the game, as also the  infield,   Thomas,  Meacham,   Dill  and .Hunter, and Clerf at centre.  There were two new men' on right  and left field who were picked up  on the ground to fill the places of  members absent.   A feature of the  game was a tripple play by Medill,'  Thomas and Dill.    -Medill caught  a hot one and passed to Thomas at"  firei, and he to Dill who "was backing up second at  the  time,   thus  putting three men out.   The Midway boys all played good ball, with  the .exception of right fhld, a new  man;    who  A FATAL ACCIDENT  Charles Peterson   Killed  at  Strathmore Mine  the  ROCK SLIP FROM ROOF OF DRIFT  Went to the Rosouo at Ills' Partner and  Was C'auglitt���������Kvidence at  Inquest.  in some stulls there. Mr. Shafer  told him that if he thought necessary to put them in. We told him  we were going on night shift and  could not put them in, but that the  day shift would 'probably do so.  We put iu two' holes and fired  them about three-quarters of an  hour" before the cave-in. Holes  were in head of drift. We examined the'roof between ten and  aforesaid unlawful  and  malicious  and furioifs offense was committed.  Counsel has been cugagettori both  sides.   Tile horse is still alive aud  "oMo.his ''feijoy.' ������������������ --;"';;''-  - \t, i   i     i   ������������*i.  The funeral of Wm' Meadows,'  who died at Rock Creek a couple  of _ weeks ago, took . place from  Gulley'a undertaking ' parlors  yesterday,  - .-". . .-;-   ���������    .'���������*_.. y->:  '- The':piano recital.- in the Audi-J  torium last-Thurdday evening was  not.-largely -attended, but those  who were fortunate enough to be.  there , enjoyed a rare musical  treat.-1 -. .'���������:.���������- ���������.���������-���������:,���������  ...,  A. B. Sloan, formerly of Nelson  and Ymir is now manager of the.  Windsor hotel in Grand Forks.  He is running an up-to-date house  without the assistance of Chinks  in any capacity.-  Austin Lewis, of Portland, Ore.,'  addressed a fair audience in  Eagles' hall Sunday evening on  economic questions, with special  reference to the San Francisca disaster. The address was much appreciated.,      ..  Wm. Davidson, M. P. P. for  Slocan riding, was a visitor in the  city the past week. Mr. Davidson  was not talking politics while here.  He believes there is an upward  movement in mining in the Slocan.  He left for Sandou early in the  week.  The celebration of Dominion Day  at Phoenix this year promises to be  the best ever held in the Boundary.  A large amount of money has been  subscribed,, and an excellent program of sporting events arranged  for/ Reduced rates on all railways, 'i.Load up the family and go  to the Pay Roll city that day.  You will be treated right.  .Inspector Wilson, of Victoria  came in on Monday's train and is  presiding at the entrance examination being held - hero this week.  There are nine camlidates, 3 from  Greenwood, four from Boundary  Falls and two from Midway, up for  examination. Mr. Wilson was  the pioneer inspector of the public  schools for Southern British Columbia He is now located in  Victoria, having charge of the  schools on Vancouver Island, and  this .will probably be his last official  visit to the interior.     While in-  made some costly  errors.. H. C. Miles, of Greenwood umpired the-game, and-his  decisions were prompt and fair.  Of course there were the usual  kicks from the bleechers, but that  is to be expected at every baseball  game. The catcher of the Midway  team quit owing to .a decision of  the umpire, but when a local express man offered to transfer his  effects to the station he concluded  to continue the game. The,"left  field also quit, but Howard Stevenson took his place and put up - a  much better game. The Midway  pitcher'deserves credit for the  game he played in an uphill fight.  "Following is the sco're'by innings:  Greenwood: 1 10 1 4 0-24 1���������11:: .  Midway    000300001���������4  Special prices in ladies'  children's white wear at  Hunter & Kendrick Co., Ltd.  DISTRICT NEWS  and  The  the  spectbr for Yale and Kootenay, he  made many warm friends among  the'blcl-ftiuers, aud while regretting that ho has been transferred  ..,r Ml   ! ..     .  ,F.   M.   Lamb is surveying  townsite of upper Franklin.    %  This year Hood River produced  70,000 crates of strawberries as  against 108,000 last year.  Nat Darling, the sunniest drummer that ever blew smoke into the  ozone waB in Greenwood last week  giving the publicans a chance to  buy some of his famous cigar?.  A fall fair will be held in Vernon.  A butter factory is the latest industry at Lumby.   .  Billy McLean, formerly of Nelson is running an hotel in Ash-  nola.  Billy Pool has completed the examination of another Poplar mining property.  A. W. Fraser has opened the  new Windsor hotel at Grand Forks.  A. B. Sloan, of Nelson is manager.  Big Dan came up from Ferry  laBt week smoking a cigar with a  straw in the end.  / About  everything - except    the  ozone is staked around Franklin.  It takes 84,000 worth of  diamonds to run one diamond  drill. This is more than it takes  to sparkle the bosom of the ordinary bartender.  Bicycles are to bo chut off the  sidewalks in Grand Forks.  Greenwood   is a lap ahead of  Phoenix.   It has an automobile.  .   The copper properties in  East  Kootenay are attracting much attention this summer.  Grand Fork? is to have a brass  band. One would think that city  did not need one.  Christianity commands us to  pass by injuries; policy, to let thorn  pass by us.���������Franklin.  Tuesday evening about eleven  o'clock C. G. Peterson was so ser-  iously injured by- rock falling on  him in the Strathmore mine that  he died from the shock the following- morning at 5 o'clock. Deceased was well known and highly  respected in Greenwood. ' He was  a member of the Odd Fellows and  Miners' Union here. He'leaves a  wife and two small children to  mourn his sudden death.  ���������'   "  Wednesday afternoon/ Coroner  Black held an inquest, with Clay  Mauntell (foreman), Jasi -Foulds,  John Mulligan, Abel Hallberg,  William Du Fen and Nat Knutson  as jurors. Following is the evidence of Dr. Oppeuheimer, who  attended deceased, and David  Carlquist who was working with  him at time of accident:   .  Dr. Oppenheimer���������About 11  o'clock on the 12th of June at Sisters' hospital saw-Charles Peterson.  He was in a condition of shock,  suffering from a compound fracture  of the right fore arm and internal  inj uries. External "marks of' in-  jury not visible on body'; legs were  bruised. He lived until 5 o'clock  of the morning on the 13th inst.  Death was caused by. shocks ��������� from  injuries received.  To  jury���������"Arm   was    crushed;  would require amputation.    Didn't  perform operation, as deceased was  not in condition to stand operation.  David Carlquist���������Live in Greenwood; am a miner.    I  was working with   Charles   Peterson   in a  drift at the Strathmore mino between ten and eleven o'clock last  night.    We  just had lunch and  started to   work.    He   started to  pick down and I started shoveling.  A piece of rook fell on me and hit  me on the back.     I was stunned  for   a  while and   could    hardly  breathe.    I told Peterson a piece  of rock fell on me.   He said . "are  you hurt?   Ieaid  "yes," and as  he came towards mo the cave came  down and struck  him.     I didn't  realize that he was so close to me  at the time  my  light  went  out.  He told me he  was  hurt  and  I  went and got a light to see where  ho was, and he was within a couple  of feet from where I was standing.  Ho asked me to help him out and  told me his arm   was broken.     I  rolled rocks off him.   A stull  was  lying across his back aud he asked  mo to roll it off.   I rolled rocks off  bis bpdy until he could  get  out.  He got up and lay  down again  on the rocks and asked me to get  some  ore  sacks for him to lie on  until I could get help to take him  out.    I helped him up the ladder  to the ore  house.   I  came down  town and got  help,   and   he was  taken.to the. hospital..    We had  been working in the drift for about  two weeks.   The drift is in 12 or  14 feet from the shaft.   Two slick  wall.   Sounds  like it was shaky  all the time.   Did not think it was  bad  enough  to full   down.     Is  about seven or eight feet high and  is between four and five feet wide.  No timbering.   It was intended to  put timbers in.  ' It  was  two  or  three feet from the shaft where the  accident occurred.    Saw the foreman there last Saturday, and spoke  with him about tho drift. Peterson  eleven o'clock. Worked with deceased at this mine since middle of  April. Always worked together.  We considered the mine a safe  place to work. There was always  a possibility of some of. the rock  falling. Shafer said if we thought-  it necessary to put in timbers,  we were to do so.' There is timber  at tb,e mine available ..if we  wanted it.- We did not decide we  would not put it in, but chat as we  were changing shifts the. day force  could put it in.  To the jury���������There was a timber lying across his body. The  stone I rolled off Peterson'B body  was about 18 inches square  and probably a fojt thick. He  was on.his face; no stone on his  back and stull across small of his  back/ Saw no bruises on the body.  Ground is all shaky up to the face.  C. A. Anderson, Jacob Peterson  and H. E. Shafer (foreman of  mine) gave evidence in reference  to the ground, timbering, etc,,after  which the jury returned the following verdict:  That the said .Charles Peterson,  on the 13th day of June, instant,  at the hour of 5 o'clock, a. m.,  came to his death from a shock,  the result of an accident at the  Strathmore. mine, between the  hours of 10 and 11 o'clock on the  12th instant, from'a cave in the  roof of the drift in' which he was  working.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, the local lodge of  Odd Fellows, of- which deceased  was a member, having charge of  the arrangements.  In the appeal from a decision of  the police magistrate of Rossland  for fining a mining company for  allowing an engineer to work over  eight hours, the   decision   of  the  police magistrate was sustained by  Mr. Justice -Duff of the Biipreme  court.        Dolls, toys andgarne8 always in  stock at Smith & McRae's.  told him wo would havo to put in  Kettle Valley Railway  Work commenced last Monday  on the extension of the Kettle Valley railway from Grand Forks to  Franklin about GO men being put  to work at'Grand Forks. It will  take a year to complete the road,  and tho cost will bo 81,250,000.  W. P. Tierney has returned from  tho east and will open an office in  Columbia. The graders aro paid  82.50 a da}', and board costs them  85.25 a week. The general opinion  runs to the thought that the C. P.  R. is behind the Kettle Valley  road. .   Public life at Ottawa-is not overloaded with the hero quality that  inspires a man to testify and vote  against the sins of his own side.  Henri Bourassa has this quality.  There is bigotry iu his antipathy  to the British imperialism that  means the truest Canadiauistn and  the widest freedom. There is fanaticism in the efforts to fasten the  "peculiar institutions of Quebec  upon the free provinces of the  west. But there is brave-hearted,  clear-minded virtue, there is cleanhanded honesty in the words and  votes of Henri Bourassa. Quebec  can offer its own M. Bourassa as a  French-Canadian giaut in the  midst of English-Canadian pigmies to whom party is everything  and principle is nothing.���������Toronto  Telegram.  Work -will be resumed on the  Prince Henry as soon as the ��������� electric motor," ordered through the  Greenwood Electric company, arrives and is installed. A half car  shipment from the property of un-  sorted ore gave 8100 to the tori,  while picked specimens run as  high as 8822. Gold values range  from 1 to 14 ozs., the balance in  silver. The vein is 3 to 20 inches  in width. '  The property was bonded about  a year ago by some local parties,  who proceeded to develop it on a  co-operative basis.     A   shaft   has  been sunk to the 150 foot level,  and a drift from the 100 foot level  run north  150  feet,   all  in   ore.  Sinking is now proceeding to- the  200 foot level.   From this level' a  drift will be run to the north on  the lead affording early available  stoping ground from drift to drift,  between two leads.   The property  is capitalized at $500,000 in shares  of 81.00 each.   The syndicate has  attached to- itself. 100,000  shares  for money expended, and- 400,000  shares are placed in the treasury.  Proceeds from the sale of stock go  to payment of the purchase price,  equipment and development.    A  limited number of ' the   treasury  shares are now offered for sale at  30 cents/  The price of the property was $30,000, in payment of  which $6,000 is to be cash payable  September    next,    and  . 100,000  shares of stock taken.     The. promoters in seeking capital for the  purpose named, have confidence in  recommending the investment in  stocks as au exceptionally   good  one.    So soon as-sufficient money  is realized from the sale of stock to  purchase a hoist, pump and other  needed machinery, and take care  of the early maturing "payments!  The priceof stock will be increased.  The Greenwood-Eureka Mining  comp'any has been formed to take  over the Fureka claim in the high  grade belt. The-Eureka is south  of the Prince Henry and north of  the E. P. U. and Gold Finch and  has both, leads of these claims.  Development work consists of a  25 foot tunnel on one of the leads  and a 50 foot tunnel on the other.  The ore carries good values in  both gold and silver. The capital  stock of the company is 300,000  of the par value of $1 each. Two  hundred thousand shares will  be  As the depth is getting ',tbo grea,t  for windlassing,-^lecompany'have  decided to- put in Dower for hoist:  ing purposes.  ,T,his week the first  1 ��������� - * ' Ml  the Capital Prize was made  payment on  A. Cornish to $idney M. Johnson  and Frederic Keffer.    'The bond'  waSjfor $ip,pop"and/i;he balance to  be paid in 6 and 12 months.     The -  capital   Prize  lies  south   of   the  Helen near Anaconda.-  Captain Gordon' returned from  the West Fork Tuesday, where he  had'been for the past two months  doing assessment work on his Arlington camp properties;  PHOENIX NOTES  ��������� -i ���������   i ...  On the road from Greenwood,  snakes,   birds  and   gophers    are  plentiful, and can be seen  without'  drinking anything out of a bottle*.  Dick Lorah is once again residing in Phoenix.  Percy Wilkinson is running a "  hoist at the Brooklyn, and Teddy  Ey ton has gone back to Alaska.  The lack of lath is delaying the  progress of Djnny, Deane's Wal-  on  his  placed in the treasury for development purposes, and the first block  of stock will be disposed of at 5  cents a share. The Eureka is in a  good location and all indications  point to excellent results from development. At 5 cent? a share  the Eureka stock is certaily a good  buy. '���������    ,  The 70 horsepower engine, formerly used on the crusher at the  Sunset mine, has been purchased  by E.H. Thruston from the Dominion Copper Co.. aud will be.  moved to Carmi this month. This  will complete the machinery equipment at the Carmi mine, and development will probably bo commenced within sixty days. Mr.  Thruston has been in, town for the  past few days making arrangements for the shipping of the engine and other machinery, aud  supplies to the mine. Bubar Bros,  of Bcavcrdell have contract for  moving engine to Carmi'  ' On the Strathmore drifting is being dono at the 100 foot level/that  ia, at a depth of ,07 feet in the  winze. Tho vein runs .from six to  twelve inches of very rich ore, car-  dorf Astoria.  The Knights of Pythias attended  church in a body'on Sunday even-      *������> -     ��������� -.-"  ing. .        ---. .._.  Having sold his print Shop itf  'Frisco' after the quake, H. S.  Turner is -now. holding cases  the Pioneer, and ��������� glad to get.  feet on .terra -firma." He^-thiuk?  the loss of lifelii 'Frisco was'fully-  ten thousand people.  Jack Roberts, and several other  Silvertonians are pounding the  drill at the Skylark.' '  When vbu have to -walk   from  Greenwood to Phoenix the distance7  is 100 miles.    When you-ride lip  with McCague the distance lociks  like 30 feet.  The hot water plant is liable' to  arrive at any time for the Hotel  Brooklyn. Jim Marshall is doing  a roaring business. On Sunday at  dinner he fed 84 guasts, including  two editors aud one judge.  Monday was payday, and money  was as plentiful as bees iu a bed of  roses, t  It is estimated that one of the  Phoenix mines can proJuce 5,000  tons of ore a day for 70 years before it will pass'tlie 400 foot ieveh  Mines of this nature tend'to cut  the mushroom shade out of miniue  camps.  ., Small fruits flourish around the  railway town o/Eholt. '.  SIDLf^/B. ������. :N0TES   ,  lying  ���������i    i.  considerable native  t     t >      .;  >     .    ',i  silver.  i      <  R. ,G. Sidley is erecting a   new: .-  frame house in place of the log one  that burned.  Rolland , Williams entertained  several of his little friends, at his  home on Saturday last in honor of  his thirteenth birthday. .'  Mr. and Mrs. J. Gillis from  Midway are ujj'ou'iuo hill visiting.  Henry Ric|c'ers has recently re*  ceived .news of the death of his  father.."- jDcccased resided'jii'lowa.  Last week R. G. Sidley took ������  load of provisions to the men who  are working aj; his miiiesat Camp  McKiuney,  C. Coss made a business visit to  Midway last week.��������� Molsoh Indo-  ..-��������������������������� j  pendent.  There are rumors in Grand  Forks of a second smelter, greater  than the Granby, and independent  of any other company opeiatiug m-  the Boundary. '"  U  'I'll  '  '    s .  msmm  lfjg|������UllJ]llJ,"MI<������IHII������������Hlii (jreenwond. B. C . -Juno M, liiuu.  TUB GREENWOOD LEDGE  F, M, LAMB  PROVINCIAL. LftNp SUBVtVPB  ftREENWOOD, B. C,  l������ Ulilillll.l  THE BAR  '���������II llllliami  Ovkr in Butte the story will be  different when the Cornish miners  awaken to the possibilities of the  hour in the Union.  of the Rational hotel is under the" management of N.  J). Cameron, The coolest  beei'-awl finest cigarp in the  city.    Special attention paid  to mixed drinks. Morning  bragurs a specialty,  Copper St>, Qreenwocd.  IxCardston, Alberta, coal has  been so scarce this month that the  citizens have had to burn their desires in order to keep warm.  Tin-: white plague is merely a  house disease, and will die out  when the human race. become  wised up to the value of pure air.  Ro.vniN' Gimlet is tho name of  a mining claim on the. West Fork.  It is probably related to tho Holy  Moses of Colorado or the Broken  Corkscrew of the Slocan.  THE STAQE LINES  The stage   for   Phoenix  leaves  Greenwood every clay at 3 p.   in.  and returns at 10.80 a. m.    J.   S  McCague, proprietor.  The stage for Ferry, carrying  United States aud Canadian mai,  leaves Greenwood every day ai  7.30 a. m, Returning it leave*  Ferry at 6.15 p. m. J, McDonald,  proprietor,     ?  The Mother Bode stage leaves tin-  mine, except Sundays, at S.30 a.  m., 1.30 p m., and 6.30 p. m.  Leaves Greenwood at 10 a. m., 4  p.. m,, and 8 p. m. On Saturdays  ihe last stage leaves at 10 p. m.  Jfotber Lode Stage Co., Props.  The Boundary Faljs stage leaves  the Faljs daily at 9 a. in., and  Greenwood at 11.30 a. m. W.  Craig, proprietor.  The Beaverdell stage leaves  Greenwood every Saturday at 8 a.  in., aud returns on Tuesdays. It  parries the mails from Rock Creek  up and .down tho river. D. O.  McKy, proprietor.  All ifche above stage lines ' arrive  and depart from Yuill's stage  pffice, Coppr street.  A cycloxk blow through Hamilton the other day and stopped a  horse race. It was probably trying to show Willie Sherr ing that  he is not the swiftest proposition  m earth.  job as the Rube who attempted to  get all the water out of the ocean,  bucketful at a time. As money is  the root of all evil great care  should be taken as to the. kind a  person uses in their daily life. The  big American silver dollar is particularly evil as it makes such a  good poker chip, and is also liable  to drown a man if he falls into tho  creek with a few of them in his  pocket. Iu order to assist the  banks in their noble work of decreasing the prevalence of American silver in spotless Canada this  journal exchanges a year's read of  this paper for 200 cents in any old  kind of Uncle Sam's silver.  HIS DIFFERING VIEWPOINT  In 25 years Jim Hill thinks that  Winnipeg should have a population  equal to what all Canada now contains. Jim's views are as big as  his railroad enterprises, although  he has not whispered a word about  Greenwood.  Pkince Edward Island is under  the dry torture of a prohibition  liquor law. The inhabitants  should stop eating so much salt  with their fish aud try bananas.  The banana eaten regularly will  cure the desire for booze.  THE LEDGE  Is puW������?lie.(l every Thursdaylat Greenwood, B. C, and the price is J J a year,  postage fr.ee to all parts of Canada, United  .States, 3\Iexi.co and Great Britain. To  jother .countries it is sent postpaid for  $2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  jLedge, Creep \vqod, B. C.  Jfl.s. W. Grier, Manager.  GREENWOOD, B. C, JUNE 14, 1906.  The United States needs better  whisky.  *���������   It is just like going ,to .church to  f ead the ijTelson Canadian,.  Perhaps Fitzpatrick was temporarily insane when ue pardoned  Brothier.  Franklin, the new ,town not far  from Grand Forks is not called  after Ben Franklin.  The ads in a local paper are an  ..judex of aU the progressive merchants in itB vicinity.  Ans to a newspaper are like passengers to a sjbreet .car. There is  always room for one more.  Eating. Chicago canned meat  piUBtbo nearly as dangerous as  drinking Montana sheep .dip..  .Six men died from the lieat in  Chicago Jasji week. Sueh a fate  js unknown around Greenwood.  Tjie fjig is out against the  (Chinamen i.u MacLeod,. That city  faxes th,e yetyow boy's $J00 a year  to run a laundry...'���������    , .*'      ���������  Times iniU't be 'pr.osporona in  jfligh Riyc'r fo,r fhfi .counci.l of that  Alberta iburg has Vouyfrt a $.7,.500  .gasoline engine.       ' . .    ���������  yFj.i,0\v ,G.H,,^g ,is t.be naroo of a  jtowu in Saskatclvevyan,. Red Stu|ff  .would b.c a good name for a ^wu  jin the Boundary,.  There is little inducement for  train robbers to do business in  Canada. The expenses of conducting the business are too excessive,  and as an industry it will never  succeed where they give a mar; life  for tapping the C. P. R. ���������  Justice has many sides in Canada. The minister of justice pardons one of the slimiest things in  the shape of a man that ever  tainted the atmosphere-with the  poison of his ego, and sends two  men to j������il for life because they  failed to rob a railroad in the  orthodox manner.  Near Estevan, in Manitoba, recently three bears attacked two  Englishmen, and would probably  have eaten tlvim if the young men  had not been able to get behind a  barbed wire fence. It is thought  that the chaps from England mistook the bears for gophers and got  too close to them before hostilities  commenced.  Canada moved up a little higher  jl at week. Th.o iirit npclter ever  made in .Canada ay#a fturp.c4 .oujt ap  ihfi Frank Smelter.  Ai.TJjr.9Jtrr.������ )f, has 0wq newspapers Le.tbbridge contains more moss-  i-rown jninds than any other town  &!) thejand of .red wheat.  Camborne is more up-to-date  than almost any modem town.  One of its hotels has opened up a  drugstore in the office. This is  handy for the guests when they  want a shot of any kind of medicine. Right along it has always  been possible to get a thimbleful of  boozerine in drug stores, but the  Camborne hotel is the first tavern  we ever heard of playing back.  Nature pays little attention to  mortal man. Just now wo have so  much rain that it is liable to spoil  the strawberry crop. Along about  August when we do not expect  strawberries it will be impossible  ta coax a shower out of tho clouds  even with a cannon. Perhaps it  might be as well to spoil the strawberry crop, for men of science tell  us that eating them causes insan-  ity. :   The exposure of how meat U  packed in Chicago opens an opportunity for a great packing house to  .be established at some point in AI?  berta or British Columbia. It will  tako years for tho packing houses  of Chicago to get over the blow to  their business, aud their deserved  bad fortune opens the gate to millions for the company that will get  busy in Canada. Pat Bums, are  you there ?  A ,onB.yr weight is being lifted  from Canada. All tbo United  States flayer is being shipped  across the lino, Last week one of  the Greenwood banks sent out of  ithe city $300 worth. As silver  ,dollaw    are    being     constantly  That non. Fitzpatrick's last political act before entering on his  new duties as Chief Justice of the  Supreme    Court     should     have  been the liberation, long before his  term had been served out, of one  of the most debased criminals who  ever came before a Canadian tribunal, indicates the different light  in which very serious matters are  apt to be regarded at various times  by the same man.    We are quite  satisfied thaf Mr.  Justice Fitzpat-  patrick, who occupies the highest  judicial position in the Dominion,  if asked for bis opinion regarding  tho    release   of the felon Desire  Brothier, would condemn as impossible of justification the act of  Hon. Chas. Fitzpatrick,  the Minister of Justice.    As a member of  tho bench  ho would, wo are   convinced, had that criminal been arraigned before him, have regarded  it as his duty to society to place it  beyond  the   prisoner's  power   to  pursue any longer the   shocking  life and   occupation in   which he  had   been   engaged.     The   judge  would have said that such a danger to society   must   bo rendered  harmless by the strictest   confinement, and that it was tho duty of  Canada, in which his offences had  been committed,   to   see   that he  should not be permitted togo elsewhere until he had undergone the  punishment which the law regarded as necessary to purge  him of  his  crimes.     It   might   well   be  asked'by what right the Government of the*Domiuion should bargain with a convict and make it a  provision of clemency to him that  he  should   betake  himself  to   a  friendly country, there to practice,  no doubt, the very same arts which  bad made him an outcast here.   It  is doubtful if there is any precedent, for such an improper act on  the part of the authorities of one  nation toward the other.   Mr. Justice Fitzpatrick, wo are satisfied,  would condemn in   the   most emphatic terms the whole conduct of  the Canadian government in thus  releasing and dismissing from the  country, the convict Brothier.  And  yet it was just one week before his  elevation to the bench that Hon.  Chas. Fitzpatrick, as a member of  the federal Cabinet, administering  the   department   of   Justice was  guilty of this act, which he would  now   denounce   as    au   outrage  against society, and as an impo-  nition on a   foreign   nation   with  which wo have tho most friendly  relations.     Mr.   Fitzpatrick,   the  judge, would be incapable of such  conduct, were it in his power to  practice it,  but Mr.  Fitzpatrick,  the politician, not only committed  the act which has aroused the  indignation, throughout tho Dominion, but when asked for an explanation asserted, with callous indifference to the opinion of the public that "the Department of Justice nover giv.es reasons for the release of   criminals."���������Vancouver  Province.  tairff accountsjto some extent for  the increased demand for Canadian  products in "England���������and the fact  that this demand is to some extent  sentimental ^renders it none the  less welcome and valuable. The  Britisher has "a way of showing his  appreciation of favors that is more  practical than demonstrative.���������  Stratford Beacon.  Smart Relatives  Toronto, Ont.,��������� The Saturday  night says:���������Rumor has it, that a  relative of Hon. Clifford Sifton  holds from the government a  grant of timber land in the west  that contains nearly all the supply of railroad ties upon which the  Grand Trunk Pacific will have to  depend. As time goe3 on, it begins to appear that Sifton, has the  shrewdest lot of relatives of any  man iu Canada.  Smoke a K. K.  would be happy.  C. cigar if you  TheKoUtenay  Standard Gigar  Is made in Nelson.  .Try a shipment and pi ease your patrons.  J, G.THelin, Nelson  J. S. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Sandon, E. G.  The Ledge $2 a year,  MERCHANT  TAILOR - -  Special attention given to tho  Cleaning and Repairing  Department ���������  Copper Strret, Greenwood I  Dominion Hotel  Bar  Old Ironsides Avenue  Phoenix  Is under lease to the undersigned.  The cigars are fragrant and can be  smoked wtthout tho aid of a porous  plaster. The beer is not all froth,  and the nerve bracers touch the  right spot, especially in the morning.    Come in and have a shot.  W. S. DAVIDSON  BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  PAID UP CAPITAL, $4,866,667  ;     RESERVE FUND  -  $2,141,333  Transacts a general banking business. -. Interest  allowed on Savings Accoumts, from  . one dollar upwards at  current rates.  A    COPPER ST.   -  -   GREENWOOD, B. C.   J\  BANK   OF   MONTREAL <  ESTABLISHSD-t817.  PAID  UP CAPITAL, $14,400,000. REST,.$10,000,000  UNDIVIDED PROFITS. $801,855.41  General Bunking.BnsinessiTransacteJ.   Drafts��������� issuod on nil points, ond.Collee  * tions made at lowest rat.-s.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  V w- F-, PROCTOR>  Interest allowko at Cur rent rates  /manager grbenwood Branch  mm  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE is hereby- Riven that at the next  mcetiiiR of the Board of License Commissioners  for the eltv of Greenwood, 1 intend to apply for  a transfer to C. A. Demiiaeyol the liquor license  now liuhl l>y me for tlie Arlington hotel, situate  on lot ii, block J. Conner street, City ol Giecn-  wo<d.  Dated the 23rd day of May, lflftfi.  ALEX GKEIG  W. WinOWSON, Chemist and Assayer,  Kelson, B-C���������Gold, Silver, l.cid or Coppor,  *i each; Gold-Silver, $1.50; Silver-Lead,  *1.50; Zlne, it; Gold Silver, with Lead or  Copper; *i SO. Samples arriving by express  or mail will receive prompt attention. V. O.  Drawer, 1108; Phone A ������T.  FURNISHED ROOMS  By day or week ; ������2 a week  and up, at the Commercial  hotel, Copper street, Greenwood.    Bath Jin connection.  P. POUPARD  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE is hereby siven that at the next  meeting of the Bomd of License Commissioners  for the City, of Grtodwood. I intend to apply for  a transfer ti> Greht & Morrison of the license no w  held by me for the Pacific Hold, situated on  Lots 'Si and 34. Block 7. City of Greenwood.  Greenwood, B. C, May IS, 1306.  HENKV B. MADDEN.  Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Eggs  and Finest Creamery Butter  always in stock. Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Poultry   Best Quality.  PUPS FOR SALE  Llewellyn pups for sale.    Apply  to W. J. Cramer, Phoenix.  CAPITALJVANTED  ��������� A group of eleven copper olaims  in East Kootenay can be bonded  upon easy terms. For particulars  address Box 452, Nelson, B. C.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC RY.  90 DAY ROUND TRIP  EXCURSIONS  EAST  $52.50  Practical Appreciation  The farmers arc enjoying tho  fruits of prosperity, along wifli tho  people of tho towns and cities.  Priceu for cheese were never before  so high at this floasou of the year,  and tho demand for Canadian bacon has put tho price of hogs up to  a  very   profitable   figure.     The  Winnipeg, Port Arthur,   Duluth.  St. Paul. '���������������.  Through excursion rat^s to Toronto, MontrealjMaritime Provinces  New York aud New England on  application.  Date* of *ale: ���������  Juno 4,fl, 7, 23,35.  July a, :>.  Ai������K������������t t, 8,n.  September 0, H������. .       ,  Tickets subject to usual variations of route and include meals  and berths on Canadian .Pacific  steamers on Great Lakes, Full  particulars from  ,1. S. OAItTKK, I). P. A., NolHori. .  About  Float  ��������� Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86.. ..  illustrations, all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cash-  in after the ilJ6h 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 amongst the tender-  feet'in the cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mint*.  Iu it are printed three  western poems, and dozens of article too numerous to mention. Send  for ono before it is too  late. Tho price is twentj'-  fivo cents, postpaid to any  part of the world. Address all letters to    ;  R. TLowery  NELSON, B. C.  E������  ywoctwaooaaocttSQegttsawagopceegoageeaea���������o������oo������  1  P. BURNS & GO.  Dealers in  Fresh and Salt JVteats, Fish and Poultry  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay.  TRUHKS BAGS ������������,,<#  A full line of Trunks, Valises  and Bird Cages for sale at the  Red .Front Furniture Store.  A. 1. WHITE & CO.  iiiiiii  lelile  K  brought into Canada  it  looks  as  thpii(������h tho banks had as steady a prifcish preference in the Canadian  [MINUKAI.   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Diamond yractionttl" Mineral Claim, nitttatc  in the Greenwood Mining Division of Yale  District.  Where located!  In l'rovldcnco  Gimp.  TAKE NOTICK Unit wo, John V. McIaoiI.  1    Knv Miner'* Ccililionto No. in>l(UU, ami  William Diiunoml. Free Minor** Certificate No.  Il'jlMd. inter.il, tdxty day* from tho date hrratf,  toniiplrto fhu MininK Hoeonlor for it Certifl*  outuof Iin|>ruvunieiitn, for the purpo.-to of ob-  tnlnliiifu Crown drnntol tliuuhovn clniiii.  And further tnl<u iiolleu that action, under  Koction ,'17, in nut ho commenced before the  iriHUimuu of such Cortlilcute 61 Iiiipruvoiiibiitrt.  Dateil thin !Hli cliiy of May, A. U. 1H< *).  PHOENIX, B. C, JULY 2 AND 3  Liberal Prizes in All Events  Baseball Tournament,    Horse Racing,  Machine Rock Drilling,     Hose Reel Racing  i| Caledonian Sports Ball in the Evening  ** Music by Phoenix Fire Brigade band.  Special   Rates   on   AH   Raiiways  FOR PAimCJJI,ARS, ADPR$SS  E P. SHEA, Chairman G. McEACHERN, Sec'y ^  THE GREENWOOD LRDGE.  Greenwood, B. C, June 14, |9C{{.  ���������nygy*  \miwu  -���������'   ��������� '        -,       .    -LIMITED.  Supplies electricity for Power, Light, Heating "  and Ventilation. -. Power Furnished to mines  for hoisting and air-compressor plants, with a  guarantee.that the service will be continuous.  Get our rates before completing your estimates  ' 'BR  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  00.  DJRE6P IMPORTERS OF BEST  WINES LIBORS  AND   GIGARS.  WINES FROM  OPQRTO. ,;  BRANDY FROM FRANCE  GIN  FROM  HOLLAND  SCOTCH WHISKEY FROM SCOTLAND  AND BEER FROM MILWAUKEE  GREENWOOD LIQUOR GO., GREENWOOD, B.G. ������  ������\  BEALEYINESTTMENT AND TRUST CO., LTD,  We have a group of, three mineral claims in" the high--  grade belt to" lease or" bond on very reasonable terms.  MINING STOGKS, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANGE  . C3-K.BE3N"WOQlb,   B.   C .  The  -; IsUmder the management of.Greig  & Morrison.   The rooms are co'm-  r       '  fortably furnished, and the bar .con--  ' . tains the best brands of wines, liquors.'  and cigars in the city.  Tke Pacific Gafe r  is conducted by Howard Moore and  ' it is open day and night,   The din  ing  room 'is one' of the largest in  II  the Boundary, and the lunch counter is just, the place to get a quick  meal.      Copper street, Greenwood.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  . district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity.' Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any. hour, day or night.  |-Eira^  , piGH BALL LUCK   .'_.,  Having lostK every cent, of his  ready money at the gaming tables,  an English visitor at Monte . Carlo  wired .a'.pathetic appeal for'help to  a.friend in "England. ..Two. days  after he received a letter addressed  in the friend's handwriting, which  on xbeing' opened revealed a ������5  "note.   ",.-.,.., i ' '   \  ���������. ;-  , Without pausing to. read,-the  letter, says Ward Muir in Clia'm-  ber's Journal, .our, plunger hast-,  ened to Ciro's, the famous restaurant in the Galerie Charles III, "and  changed his "fiver" into French  money. '���������' From Ciro's he went  straight to the casino, where experiencing an extraordinary .run of  luck, he not merely retrieved all  his previous losses, but gained a  substantia] increase into .the bargain.  .Weary of play, he retired with a  few cronies to Ciro's again and to  celebrate the occasion. The  usual'genial'M. Ciro met the Englishman" at the entrance of the - establishment with a flood of reproaches aud upbraidings. The  ������5 note was bad. He waved it  angrily in the plunger's face���������  mais ouit, - it was - false, this ������5  note. -    -  The plunger took the guilty  "fiver" and scrutinized it carefully. It was one of the sham  bank notes issued by the late Sir  Augustus Harris and bearing on  their face an advertisement of the  Drury Lane pantomine. The English friend, himself as "brokev'' as  the Monte Carlo plunger, had  posted him the flagrantly worthless  note as a joke���������a joke which, had  the plunger taken the'trouble to  examine the "fiver'' or read its  covering letter, he would have  seen only too clearly himself. It  -was fortunate that he did not do  so. He merely payed Cirq his ������5  and, inviting the pacified restaurateur to share in /the champagne,  pretended that the whole affair was  an intentional-witticism.  The conceit of a croupier who  fond!y;imagined that he understood the English language was instrumental in presenting another  and far less experienced Britisher  with 1000 francs. This.gentlemau  handing a thousand franc billet to  the croupier in question, asked for  plaques in exchange for it.  Plaques" are the large five-louis  gold pieces ^peculiar fo Monaco.  The croupier, fancying that the  player had said ."black" and was  requesting him to place the note on  the "black" compartment of the  cloth, did so unobserved. Black  duly turned up, and the croupier  politely handed 2000 francs to the  surprised Britisher."  deposit of $10,000. '���������  ��������� After much trouble Mr. Aikman  succeeded in getting divers to work  on the .wrecked liner,   and then,  came the first of many purprises'.'  It was not long, he says, before  I had the pleasure of seeing the  decks filled with cargo. //Looking  around at the time, you would  have seen all classes of goods���������  drapery, hardware and electro-  Dlated ware. You would have  seen 400-gallon ' tanks filled-with  eriaraelware, and a complete set of  band instruments which realized  very good prices.' A great part of  the cargo we recovered was in the  afterhold, where it had apparently  been overlooked.  ' During the preliminary operations one of the greatest' surprises  was the discovery that someone  with a fishing boat was removing  something from the steamer, apparently without the aid of any  diving.gear.  We determined to_make a careful examination of the hull at low  water, when to our surprise, we  found a valuable cargo of Muntz  metal lying high and dry and  quite accessible.  There were ten tons of it, which  were taken out in less than a day,  The metal eventually realized $3,-  750 Nine hundred tons of ,bar  iron, bar steel, tool steel and shear  steel were recovered from the  wreck and.sold at an average - of  ������50 a ton. I also got 740 tons of  galvanized iron and '40 tons of steel  during the first operation.  After six months' operation we  left what remained on tho boat,  with the object of abandoning her,  when in conversation with an  engineer, that . gentleman . mentioned that, counting the condenser  and the metal, brass and copper  piping, there must have been hundreds of tons of metal on board.  He stated that he had seen the  steamer when it was being.built at  home, and he was sure that some  of tho copper pipos would weigh a  ton in-themselves. '��������� -  " The statements made by the engineer were fully born out by investigation, and work was immediately resumed.  During the second operation on  the Australia 219 tons- of brass,  copper and   gun   metal   were   re-  for rny bed <alone for' one night.  What a remarkable charge even in  the far West.    You had the billiard . table  hadn't you, "Mr. Scarth ? asked  Donald Ross quietly. -  Yes. Well, what of that. It  was deucedly uncomfortable.   ���������  Well, you *know our rates aro  fifty cents an hour, and Mr. Boss,  with a humorous-twinkle in his  eye pointed to tho printed rules  ond regulations on his one-tabled  billiard room and the roar and  laughter that followed was one of  the many that broke the monotony  of a life lived a couple of hundred  miles from a railroad.  save jbhe trouble of walking,- and  pne lean, lank man, whose garments were the colorof the clay-  band-mule, leaned, against a tree  and let time, roll by. Wonder if  he can speak ? said' one traveler to  the other. Try him, said his companion. How do you do?"said the  Northerner.- Howdy? said the  Soutuerner, languidly. Pleasant  country. Fur them thet likes it.  Lived here all your life? The  Southerner spat pensively in  the dust.    Not yit, he said.  A GOOD BUY  &mmQ99f&������G������qp&&������QWQ������WK)9B<iQ&W&Qiee@m3QQG������0������01  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great -.Northern depot, and is a delightful haven for tho weary traveler. Great veins  of hot water run through the entire house, and  bathrooms'are always at the service of those in  search of material cleanliness. The dining room is  an enemy jto .dyspepsia while the artistic appointment  .pf the liquid refreshment room makers the drinks go  down J/ke gating fruit in a flower garden. The  sample rooms'are the largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop, ������  Melbourne���������To buy a wreck for  81,750 and subsequently to acquire  from it a fortune of nearly $1,000,-  000 is a stroke of good luck such  as falls to the luck of few men.  This, however, a Melbourne  draper, now the Hon. J. G. Aik-  man, member of the Legislative  Council at Victoria, can claim to  have done, and tho profits from  his purchase are not yet complete,  for the wreck is Btill, proving a  handsome source of revenue.  The lomanticBtory of this great  fortune has only just come to light  and is told by Mr.- Aikman him-  "8elf.:..: , '- :   ;->\'v  On a June night two years ago  the maguificant P. and O. steamer  Australia, which, cost $2,750,000  to build, wont ashore at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, a short  distance from Melbourne. The  vessel herself was subsequently  put up at auction and knocked  down to Mr.- Aikman -for tho ridiculous sum of $1,750. Afterward the auctioneer offered the  cargo left by the underwriters on  the wreck, ond this���������Mr. Aikman  secured for another $300.  The low price at which the  whole thing had been knocked  down was a complete surprise, declared    Mr.    Aikman.      I    had  covered, and 1,950 tons of, scrap  cast iron were obtained from the  engine andothercastingson board.  Five tandem and four tanugye engines and a large quantity of pig  iron were also got from the wreck.  The four propeller blades, which  consisted of either phosphore or  manganese bronze, and Which  weighed fourteen ' tons altogether  were taken from the steamer, and  realized $5,000 as old metal.  Half the hull of the Australia  still remains above water, and  quantities of brass, copper and gun  metal have still to be recovered.'"  It is estimated that Mr. Aik-  rnan's profits from tho wreck approach $1,000,000. He has recently bought the Melbourne Coffee  Palace, which with proposed alterations, will cost $500,000, and  has also acquired several other  well'known businesses.  Why tho underwriters never removed the valuable cargo or failed  to realize the value of the vessel  itself is a mystery which may never  bo solved.  Slang- in the Animal World  1   Here's where I butt in, said the  goat making for the children.  I'm getting it in the neck,  grumbled the bull, as Ursus gave  him another twist.  Come off your perch, growled  tabby, making' another spring at  the canary.  I'm in the soup, gasped the oyster as he dropped to the bottom of  the plate.  Your a bird, said the fox as he  gobbled another hen.  Don't try to string me, said the  rattler to the black .snake, coiling  himself into the plumbing.  It's a lead pipe cinch, said the  rat gnawing his way through another pipe.  I've got the drop on you,' 6aid  the hawk, as he landed on another  chicken.  Things are coming my way, said  the bear, as he dodged another bul  let. ���������   '  My goose is cooked, said the wild  gander, ^ dropping to tho ground  with a broken wing.  Quit your kidding, exclaimed  the fish, as the bait dropped into  the water.  Those fellows are nutty, said the  rabbit, pointing to the squirrel  family eating lunch.  Stuck again,' cried the fly,  alighting on the sticky paper.  I can see my finish, murmured  the lamb, as ho" entered the  slaughter pen.  NOT YIT  It took 51,140 persons to conduct the Government of the city of  New York last year. That is the  official figure from the city's payroll. The salaries paid to these  employes jjwas, $04,264,647.62.  This is four millions more than the  year before, and eight millions  more than i.i 1903-. Mayor McLel-  lan gave ihi figures to the aldermen ye.-t;iday in. his financial  messa ;e.  R.    ROBINSON  Anierifa who P&taiped "a  , meda] nt.the Paris Exposi-,  tion in 187? for making (be  ���������^est.shoes, gqgts made p '  rjrder; Repairing neat} y  <;?ecujed.    '  ,.      -  STREET, CREEMWOOQ  COPPER  !f  When in Midway  Crowcll's������ Hotel  Lowkry's CLAity fs published monthly  and sent to atiy par): of the world,  postpaid, for $j a yea^ 'Address-  all letters ������p  R. T. LOWERY,  RIVERSIDE LIVERY  u Good Rigs and Expert Drivers.   Saddle  Horses always ready.   Hay, Grain and  Feed tor sale.  GEORGE H- CftOPliEV  FREDERIC   W. McLAINE  Mining and Real Estate Broker. Estates managed  and loans made. Local and District Agent Canadian Pacific railway lands.   Sto iks. and ^shares. .  elkhorn, Prince Ijenry and Canadian western Oil-Stocks  Th.  tmtheopa  Hotel  . Two, gentlemen were traveling  in one of the hill counties of Kentucky, bound on an exploration  for pitch pines, says the Readers'  Magazine. They had been driving  for about two hours without encountering a human being when  they came iu sight of a cabin in a  clearing. It was very still; the  hogs lay where they had fallen,  the thin, clay-bank mule grazed  'round and 'round in a circle,   to  Is situated on a slight eminence, just a block from the busy  'scenes on" Baker street, and is 'within- easy touch of every-: ���������-'.  thing in the city.  From its balconies can be seen nearly...  aU the' grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful  city of Nelson.     Few hotels in the great west...'  equal the Strathcona, and tourists from  every land will find within its portals   .  all the essentials that create pleasant memories within the  mind of those who  travel.  B. tOnKINS, nanager-  ' NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  QOfl&ttfflOeCPMXHXXM  AN ALBERTA JOKE  Chas. Louis Shaw iu some rem-  iniscience ho is writing for the Edmonton Saturday News, tells the  following.  When the late W. B. Scarth, M.  P. for-Winnipeg, and afterwards  Deputy Minister of Agriculture,  and several other nabobs from the  cast spent a night at tho Edmonton house, eacb of tho party demanded a separate room, which  necessitated a shakedown for Mr.  Scarth on tho ouly billiard table  iu tho house.  What do you mean, landlord?  said Mr. Scarth when his bill was  presontcd to him as the party were  to depart  next  day:     What  on  onoucfli money with mo to pay a oarth do you  mean? five dollars  We do Job Printing occasionally. Not cheaper than you  can get it done in the East; not neater than- it can be  done in any other shop in British Columbia, but just I  Everyday Job Printing at Living Rates. We want a  part of your work. If you are a go-ahead business  man you Avill understand the benefits to be derived from j  intelligent advertising in a live newspaper.  i  You can have your'name placed on the Honor Roll of  The. Greenwood Ledge for one year, for the small sum  of $2.00, or wx months will cost you ������1.00. Give us the  chance to tell you weekly "Hoty de play cunj up,7 jit J  may interest you and prove profitable to us, V        :  PMomie  *    Jtl '  Old White Front Store, Government st, Greenwood. urconwuud, L. C, Juno M-, lDUG.  THE GREEN WOOD LEDGE  FREE YOUR HOUSE  .From. Bed Bugs, Roaches  and   Insects,   by   using  WHITE'S BED  BUG   BANE  Odorless   and   Stainless.  Easily Applied and gives  JEutire Satisfaction]  \N   B0T-TLE    -    -    -    50   CENTS  "" WHITE BROS.  .Dispensing Chemists. Opticians.  'Lower Nicola and being  unloaded, wagons were soon  ,C. P. VR. Extension West  The steel has been laid on . so  much of the railroad as has been  graded, that is to a point a little  "above the junction of the Cold-  'water and Nicola rivers.' The first  train to arouse the Valley with the  ,ech6e's of its whistle steamed into  'Coutfee Monday evening shortly  'after'seven o'clock. On the same  'day the first shipment of goods  over the new line for the raer-  'cbants.in this   district arrived at  promptly  conveying the'freight to all parts of  the Valley.    Much,  however,  remains to be clone and the ballast-  .ing of the track is going ahead fast  and the construction of sidings already noted in the Nicola Herald..  rTThe contractors, however,  are to  be congratulated on their efforts to  'have the steel laid quickly,  which  .has resulted in the merchants getting their freight practically direct  'instead of by the slow and cumbersome process of  freighting  from  'Spences Bridge.  With regard to further construction, while we are not able to  'make a definite statement as to the  ultimate goal of the railway we  may say that construction will continue right on and Nicola will be  'connected by the bands of steel  with the outside world before the  Vail if not sooner. The railroad  Authorities are reticent as to fut-  'ure movements but no news is  good news and it may be accepted  'as a positive fact that construction  'will proceed .farther than   Nicola  this year.���������Nicola Herald.  i .       ;Midway, Vernon Railway  The following dispatch from  Jtfontre:tl appeared in the western  p-pi ra the past week. If true it  Julians much for the district west  'and north of Greenwood and Mid-  ;way:  Fourteen thousand tons of steel  ..rails for the Midway k   Vernon  railway has just been ordered, and  the continuation of construction of  this railway is to be started within  a very short time, according to information secured in this city and  New York, where the capital behind the road comes from.  The rails have been ordered  from the Dominion Iron & Steel  company of Sydney, Cape Breton,  and the order will be rushed out as  soon as the work can commence on  it.  It is understood that the rails  will be shipped across the continent over the C. P. R. in preference  to transportation around the horn,  because of the desirability of saving time. .,  . Since the decision in favor of the  Midway & Vernon as . against the  province of British Columbia on a  reference.as to tho disputed subsidy claimed by the former the  backers, of the Railway company  have been, busily arranging to go  ahead with the building of the  road. Some ten or twelve miles of  it has already been graded and  made ready for the "steel. This  work was performed out of Midway.  Grading will probably be pushed  ahead this summer and tracklay-  isig will be commenced justas soon  as the rails are on the. ground if  present plans are carried out.  There is considerable speculation  in railroad circles as to where the  control of the Midway and Vernon  will go when it is completed, and  as to. what roads it will make connections, with. The Midway terminal of the..railway will be accs-  sible both by the V. V. & E. and  the C. P. R. lines, while at Vernon there is possible connection  with the main Hue of the C. P. R.  by a provincial government-owned  road running from Okanagan to  Sicamous. This short government  line is now operated by the C.PJt.  A clever business man turns loss  nt > gain,  as we have illustrated  many times-?-- Not long ago a key  was lost by a merchant. . It was  valuable to him and the only clue  to its whereabouts convinced him  him that it was somewhere in some  of his coffee barrels He offered a  reward of 835 for the return of the  ke}'. It was not found tho first  weeek, and he increased' the reward steadily for some time. Finally he reduced the reward, making the offer vary on different days  of the week. In this manner he  succeeded in disposing of a great  quantity of copper. The Btory  does not say whether he found the  key or not. However the losing  and finding of che key is not the  point of the story. It is the readiness which be showed iu adapting  himself to the circumstances and  using apparent loss. to produce  gain. ���������Ex.  .   Rain Making  It looks as though the Government at Ottawa can be touched for  any kind of a contract. The latest is an agreement with C. M.  Hatfield, Los Angeles, for the  making of rain around Dawson.  The agreement is dated the 10th of  last August and recites that the  agreement is entered into in order  to ensure a properous seaso j for the  gold mining industry during the  present-year by securing an ample  supply of water. Hatfield agrees  to increase the rainfall in such part  or parts of the Yukon as may be  indicated to him by the Rainfall  Board for a period not exceeding  four months. This board is to  consist of seven persons, three  nominated by the Commissioner-in-  Council of the Yukon Territory,  three*by Hatfield, and one to be  selected by the six others. Hatfield who was due to arrive in  Dawson on the first of. this month,  was to be furnished transportation  free of charge for himself and one  assistant and his appliances from  Los Angeles to the Yukon and  back, together with, living expenses  during their stay in the Yukon.  Half of the $10,000, pr:S5,000, is  subscribed by the .Government of  the Yukon, and th? remaining  half by certain mining companies  or individuals. If, in the opinion  of the majority of the board, Hatfield is not successful, he gets nothing beyond expenses.  There must be something radically wrong in our system of education when trickery and dishonesty are so common and are apparently thought so little of. Our  elections are notorious for rampant  criminal dishonesty, and our very  sports are tainted with crookedness. The cause of nil this is most  probably the false idea of "success"  which has been"bred in the present  generation. The cheap literature  which' the people read  is   full  of  articles on "success," that is to  say, the rapid acquisition of wealth.  Naturally, the consequence is that  the main idea of life is gain, obtain honestly if possible, but obtained somehow. ��������� Brockville  Times. ���������  Okanagan Copper  Acting for a New York company, Louis Pratt and Dick Cav-  anaugh, of Sandon, have bonded  a group of nine copper claims on  Okauagau lake. The claims are  owned by Birnie and' Hamilton,  and tho amount of the bond is  $20,000. There is a fine showing  of low grade copper upon the  claims but it will probably take  8100,000 to prove tho value of the  property. If the Okanagan can  produce copper as well as fruit it  will certainly be a peach of a country.    A number of little girls were  boasting of the rank of their respective families. They had  passed from clothes to personal appearance, then.to. interior furnishings, and finally came to parental  dignity. The minister's little girl  boasted���������Every package that  comes to my papa is marked D.  D. And every package that comes  to my papa is marked M. D., retorted the daughter of the physician. Then followed a look of contempt from the youngest of the  party. AVhyl she exclaimed, every package that comes to our  house is marked C. O. D. ���������Daily  Mail and Empire.  IT PAYS TO DEAL HERE  OUE UNDEBSELLING SUPREMAOY  IS UNQUESTIONED  For one week only we will offer our entire stock of carpets,    '  carpet squares and rugs at a great sacrifice.  Our 30c. yard 30-inch carpet to sell      20c. a yard  Our 75c. yard 36'-inch carpet to sell -..    55c. a yard   '  Our $1.15 yard 36-inch carpet, to sell     90c. a yard  Our$i.25 yard 36-inch carpet, to sell. !.  $1,00 a yard  27-inch Tapestry Carpet, regular $1.00, to sell....    80c. a yard  27-inch Tapestry Carpet, regular 85c, to sell     65c. a yard  Visit our dry goods department and see the many special bargains to interest you there. ���������       ���������-  THE HUNTER=KENDRI6R GO.ltd  THE BIG STORE.  IIUIIII  to  be  Wise Words  No guise is too good for sin  appropriate.  The light-hearted need not  light-minded.    -  ' No man is hurt but by himself.  ���������Diogenes.  Fraud is'the ready minister of injustices���������Burke:  Humanity is the equity of the  heart.���������Con f uci us.  Luxuries watered by blood will  jear fruit of banei  Showers of blessing never follow  stolen thunder.' ���������'  The street is full of humiliations  to the proud.���������Emerson.   From the lowest depths there is  a path to the loftiest height.���������Car-  lyle.-  Our own heart and not other  men's opinions, forms our true  honor. ���������Coleridge.  A beautiful woman pleases the  eye, a good woman pleases the  heart; one is a jewel, the other a  treasure.���������Napoleon 1.  The finest Ready to Wear 'Clothing :������K  made in Canada or any other coun- 43  try. Let us lit you out with a suit of wg  We know the quality of these gar  ments and have little fear that any- Sgj  body will find more satisfactory gg  clothing elsewhere. We greet jj^f  everyone cordially, show what we  have cheerfully, and do all we can  to help you make comparisons.  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.,  RUSSELL* LAW-GAULFIELD '69.  NONE AT FRANKLIN  Smart London hotels catering to  wealthy gourmets are supplying  rare dishes at rare prices. Turtles'  fins at five shillings, sharks' fins at  ten shillings, a cut from a young  kangaroo'ten to. fifteen shillings,  and Chinese birds' nest soup at five  shillings a plate arc among the  least costly rarities.  Quail de Rothschild is a choicer  dish. Its ingredients are quails  stuffed with ortolan, pate de fois  gras, truffles and other delacacies.  A dish for eight persons can be obtained for about $40.  Truite au bleu is another ex-  pennivo morsel. It is essential if  the last extremity of flavor is to be  secured that the trout for this dish  be put alive in boiling water. The  best trout for the purpose can only  be secured in Scotland. As soon  as they are caught they are transferred to a special tank car and  shipped to London. During the  whole journey a man has to aerate  the water to keep the fish lively;  and perhaps by the time a dish of  ten fish reaches the table it will  cost 8100.  Where Extremes do not Meet.  An Irishman returning from  America, got into conversation  with an Englishman who asked  him what part of America he  hailed from.- '*"''  California, said Pat.  ' ,  I believe, said the Englishman,  there are different climates hear  each other there.  Well, to give you an idea, said  Pat, I was shooting one day and  my dog, a well-trained one, set  himself across a ditch. I was surprised on giving him the usual signal to start, he remained motionless. Going toward him to ascertain the reason, I found that his  tail was frostbitten at one Bide of  the ditch and his head sunstruck  on the other.���������Ex.  A young disciple of Blackstone  who had worked his way through  college and taken a full course in  tho study of law besides, was making a trip through the South-West  in search of an eligible location for  'the practice of his profession. - A  thrifty young city with a considerable body of water on one side of it  and a forest on the other, attracted  his attention and he decided to  make a few days' stay ��������� there and  investigate.  Putting up at what seemed to be  the best hotel, he ate bis dinner,  then strolled jnto the, office, and  proceeded in a careless way to interrogate the clerk.  There is a good deal of business  done in this town isn't there ? he  asked.  Yes sir, answered the young  man. ��������� In one way . and . another  there's a good jag of business going on here.  Healthy place, isn't it.  Middling.  Is there much litigation here ?  No, I haven't heard of any  eases of that, but there's alot of  chills and fever, and occassionally  a bad case of the grip.  It is not shade alone that makes  it cooler under a tree in summer.  The coolness of the tree itself  helps, for the"temperature is about  forty-five degrees Fahrenheit all  the time, as the temperature of the  the body is a fraction more than  ninety-eight degrees. So a clump  of trees cools the air as a piece of  ice cools the water in a pitcher.  That is why the legislature has  authorized the park authorities of  New York city to plant trees in  the tenement districts. If the air  can be made cooler and purer by  the trees, fewer children will die of  heat ailments.  Among some of our patriots  there is a panic of fear lest J. J.  Hill shall build railway lines  through the Northwest. Hill, although born a Canadian, has denationalized himself by building  railroads with private capital, contrary to the customs of his native  land. A Chinaman zeturning to  big native country minus a pigtail  is no more an object of distrust  'than is J. J. Hill returned to Canada to build milVvays with his own  money. He should disguise himself as a Canadian by demanding a  cash subsidy and make his railway  scheme patriotic by insisting on  getting n land grant for every mile I  of road built. His project looks  unfamiliar, foreign and dangerous  while he offers to build his own  road with his own money.���������Toronto, Saturday Night.  Women especially are to be  talked to as below men aud above  children.���������Chesterfield.  To wilful men the injuries that  they themselves procure .must bo  their schoolmates.���������Shakespeare.  <Honeyed lips cannot hide poisoned passions.  The Ledge $2 a year,  3IINKICAL ACT -    "  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Hope   No. 2" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Grec.i wood Mining Division  of Yale District.   V\ here  located:   In   Skylark   Camp  ' adjuininp the Silver Klnfr Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Ilohcrt Dontirsin, Free  Miner's Certificate No. U1U14, intend, sixty  days from date Iiereif, to apply to the Mluinir  Recorder for a Curtlticnte of Improvements, for  the purnosc of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  abtve claim.  And further take notice that action, under  sccton 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of ducti Certificate of Improvement).  Dated this 8th d������y of June, A. D. 190J.  The new summer drink that so many people are talking  about and so many more should use. ���������' Keeps you Cool."  50 DRINKS 50 CENTS  THOMAS DRUG -CO.  LIMITED.  9  REGINA WATCHES  increasing rapidly  Our watch sale is  because Regina Watches are guaranteed, and give satisfaction. Regina  Watches from $7.00" to $50.00. Other  Watches, $2.25 clear up to the Ceiling  GREMtt'OOl) A. LOGAN & CO. .luWJtf  Are You Going Fishing? ������  If so get your Fishing {Outfit of  Rods, Keels, Lines, Flies, Landing  Nets, Leaders, Fly Jiooks, Etc., at  at lowest prices from  COLES & FRITH  Jjooksellers, Stationers, Wall Paper  Telephone 38.  [Dealers, Etc.-  Greenwoodj B. C.

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