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 ���������>Vr  J2SS*1 ������������������ i,7**"i^%3t],ij  :***:  LEGISU7/]J  ^9 :W/2  ''ff.'S  ���������%j?*;i1^-38L  l'-,*r''", '.'Pul?������!$\  ^  ^  THE  OLDEST  MINING  CAMP  NEWSPAPER   IN   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Voii.   XIX."  GREENWOOD, B. C., -THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912.  No. 2  ARRIVI N<3      EVERY      PAY  ���������^���������������������������������j������������������������-������^*" ,      mmmmm���������"--~���������^��������� ,  &hother Car  OF PURITY FLOUR  ������������������^  JUST ARRIVED  The Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.  HARDWARE     GROCERIES   , MENS'FURNISHINGS  It's when you're miles'away from an ink bottle that you  feel the "real need of a serviceable fbuntian pen.  But a Waterman' "Ideal" Pen is equally welcome at the  writing desk, in the office" or.in the woods.  It "saves the dip"���������and often the temper���������making letter  writing often, a pleasure where it would be an irksome duty.  -We stock Waterman's "Ideal" Fountain Pens in points  and styles to suit all writers.  (I  ILKSiiliNliu  Greenwood's   Big  Furniture  Store  SUMMER  SUGGESTIONS  REFRIGERATORS  FOR HOTEL OR FAMILY USE  MATTING   SQUARES  FOR BEDROOM OR BUNGALOW-   _      ���������  VERANDAH   OHAIR_S  GOOD FOR HOUSE OR PORCH  VERANDAH   SCREENS  ���������OF BAMBOO, 6 FEET BY 8 FEET, ������2.00 EACH*  T. M GULLEY & Co.  Opposite Postofflcc.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  Phone 27  Ybu will find a Welcome  at the Club Cigar Store and Pool Room  CIGARS, TOBACCOS,  AND  SMOKERS'  SUPPLIES  FRUIT AND  CONFECTIONERY  S Coast, Calgary and  Local Papers and Magazines  always on the tables.  Agent for Phoenix Laundry. Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  WALTER G, KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR  A  BRANCH   OF  The CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  HAS  BEEN   OPENED  AT  *���������*  ROCK   CREEK,   B. C.  Bank of Montreal  .   K9TABLI8HED 1817  Capital, all paid up, $15,413,000.   Rest, $15,000,000.  ."ONDIVIDKD   PROFITS,   ������1,855,185.30  Hon. President: Lord Strathcona and Mount Royai,, G. C.M.G.  President: R. B. Angus, ESQ. ���������    ���������  Vice-President: Sir E. S. Cu-USTON, BarT.  General Manager: H. V. MkrSdiTH, ESQ.  Branches in London, En������,{cAK^^  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  .        . Travellers'Credits, available in any part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT" '���������ggSA1{SSf; T  Greenwood Branch  - C. B. Winter, Mgr.  Pine One  of Glass and Delf Ware,  plain and - decorated, just .  *  received.    X    X  , X  Bargains iu Fruit Jars and Crocks  See our line of,Kitchen and Table  Wares.  ��������� \'  Phone 16   Greenwood, B. C;  (F-  GETTING  TOO HOT  TO BAKE  Well, let me do it for you  William C. Arthurs  THE   BREAD &  CAKE  BAKER  Vienna Bakery. Greenwood  ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY  . has seldom been gathered in such  an extensive display as the one we  are now showing. We know you  will become interested. -Not only in  THE ODD DESIGNS  but with the prices that we  have  placed upon the articles.  If-you want to see the prettiest  Chains, Lockets,   Brooches,   Pins  .   and Stone Set Jewelry ever shown  in this town, come now.  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  St. Julie's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion 8  a.m. ist and 3rd Sundays in this  month; Matins, n a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  10 a m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  ROOMS   TO   "LET  In the Svvayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests.  WANTS. Etc  Farm for Sale.���������A 160 acre  farm near Bridesyille, 35 acres  under cultivation and 20 more  about ready for breaking up.  90 acres available for cultivation  and tbe balance good pasture  land. For further particulars  apply R. T. Lowerv, Greenwood.  For Saw:���������A five horse power  motor.   Apply at Ledge office.  For Salk. ��������� One team of  horses, Percheron bays, three and  four years old. Well matched,  and weigh about 1,350 pounds  each. Apply to O. P. Olson,  Ferry, Wash.  TWO KILLED  Juita Simat and Dan Stackich  wore killed last week at Camp  No. '2, about seven miles above  Carmi. They were station contractors on the * Kettle Valley  railway, and wore buried in a cut  by a fall o'f earth and rook. It  took their companions tour hours  to dig them out Coroner Black  hold an inquest, and tho verdict  was accidental doath.  ' Around: Home'  '" In Phoenix taxes are 22 mills.  The peas.are nine"feet high on  Portman's ranch.  ��������� W. E. Brown is now manager  of a store in Trail,.  ( **  .  f -  D. A. Holbrook is now , a resident of Garfield, Wash.  I. D. Skelton is haying on his  ranch near Grand Forks.  Mrs. - Alice" James left for  Granite Creek last Tursday.  Archie Gillis will take a band  ot horses to the Slocan this week,  Fancy ham and bacon, 20 cents  a pound at Brown's, Ferry, Wash.  Randall Kemp inspected the  Seattle mine last jweek for Bob  Clark.  Iu Republic on Sunday, Greenwood lost the ball game by a score  of 11 to 16,  Herb Neil and Miss Margaret  Faulkes, were married in Phoenix last week.  Charles Summers is- still in  Midway, and*has entirely recovered his health.  The Windsor hotel "now owns  two cows. One.is a Jersey, and  the other is a daisy.  Mrs. E. M. Moore, mother of  Mrs. C. B. Winter, died in Victoria last Saturday.  This has been "a wet and cool  July, easy on the fire wardens,  but hard on the hay crop.  - Buy Apex Open Kettle Rendered Pure Lard,'$l 50 per 10 pounds  at Brown s, Ferry,.Wash.  .Two engines and cabooses for  the Kettle Valley railway, arrived  in Grand Forks last week.  R. G. Hargreaves'has been appointed secretary of the Greenwood City Waterworks Co.  A billiard table will ".soon be  added to the .attractions of Ithe  Algoma hotel in Deadwood.  Jack Gillum of the Bank of  Montreal has been transferred  from Chilliwack to Winnipeg.  n.  Monte Morgan and Elmer  Waldrip have"bought 200 lots in  the west end of Grand Forks for  $4,000.  There will be a big exhibit of  poultry at the Fall Fair. Entries  are free to all members of the  Greenwood Poultry Association.  Service in the Presbyterian  church next Sunday, July 28th.  7:30 p. m. Sunday School, and  Bible* class at 10 a.m. All are  welcome.  Chief Dinsmore and his wife  will spend a few weeks camping  out at Christina lake. In the  meantime W. H. Docksteader is  acting chief.  W. G, McMynn has been appointed superintendent of the  prison farm near New Westminister, and will enter upon his new  duties next month.  So far this month 2J-Z of inches  rain have fallen in Greenwood.  In the same time the thermometer  has ranged between 36 and 89  degrees above zero.  Charles Henderson went to  Spokane on Monday, to seek further information regarding the  rheumatism that has troubled him  for several months.  Charles Dempsey spent a few  happy hours in the city last week.  He reports progress at his ranch  near Fish lake, and will have a  large crop of Irish lemons this  year.  The sub-station at the Jewel  mine was struck by lightning on  Monday, and *set on fire. Not  much damage was done although  some trouble was experienced in  putting out the fire.  Asa Mesker is spending a few  days looking at the hay crop  along the Kettle river. He may  take a trip to the coast before  once more donning the uniform  with the brass buttons.  Send that broken pipe to Walter  G. Kennedy and have, it repaired  at a small cost. That favorite  meerschaum can be rewaxed and  made like  new.   Prices  quoted  for all kinds of pipe repairs,  At St. Jude's church last Sunday morning, two silver collection  plates, the gift of Mr. and Mrs.  W. G. McMynn, as a thank offering tor, the -restoration of their  daughter, were dedicated for  divine service by the Rev. Franklin Watson,  While fixing an air brake at  Eholt on Tuesday Sam Stiro was  struck' on the head by part of the  apparatus." His scalp was deeply  cut, and he was brought to the  hospital by a special" train where  fiis wounds were dressed by Dr.  Stone, aud he is now progressing  favorably.  Mr. John Spencer of Republic  and Miss Hallora'n were married  at the Presbytery last Wednesday  evening. Mrs. Evans, sister" of  the bride gave her away and Mr.  G. Evans, was best man. After  partaking of supper at Mr. Evans  the happy couple left for Republic  where they will reside.  There is work for 1,500 men on  the railway grade near Carmi,  but only 500 are available. The  steel will be laid into Carmi from  Peanut Point before the end of  next month, and it is to be hoped  that regular trains will then be  put on from Midway, to Carmi.  The building of the Kettle Valley  railway is a slow process,  A Ladies Branch of the Greenwood Agricultural Association  was formed last week.. Mrs.  Franklin Watson is president,  and Miss Frawley, secretary.  TheMadies will look after the exhibits of bread, preserves, candies,  flower, fancy work and fine arts.  They -will also conduct a refreshment booth in the exhibition  building.  ANDY'S DOG  . Andrew Johnson and a party  of friends came down from Phoe'  nix on Monday. On their way  home, when opposite the Douk-  hobor colony, Andy's dog apparently gave up the ghost. Having  no implements for grave digging  with them, interment was made  in a straw stack. When Andy  got home he began to grieve over  the loss of his faithful animal  friend. The dog had been in the  family a great number of years,  and the fact that he had not been  giyen dpcent burial smote Andy's  conscience. The next morning  he shouldered a shovel and trudged fifteen miles down the hill to  perform the last sad rites. When  Andy dug down into the straw-  stack and uncovered the dog, the  animal jumped up, as frisky as he  had been before he went into the  comatose state, It was a case of  love's labor lost.���������Grand Forks  Sun.  SEVEN WONDERS  The publishers of "Popular  Mechanic" recently sent out 1,000  letters to eminent scientists in  Europe and America and enclosed a ballot containing fifty-six  subjects of scientific and mechau-  ical achievements. Tho letter requested the learned men to cross  off seven of the list which they  thought were the "seven greatest  wonders of the modern world," or  supplement by a list or partial list  of their own.  The ballots on the highest seven  items stood this way: Wireless  telegraphy, Telephono, Aeroplane,  Radium, Antiseptics and Antitoxins, Speatrum analysis. X-Ray.  The rural population of Canada  in 1911 was 3,924,394 and the  urban, 3,280.444. The former  shows an increase of 62.25 per  cent, since 1901, and tho latter of  17.16 per cent.  Why does tho blind man's wifo  paint herself?  Western Float  Death will stop this high cost of  living, "���������-*  - "Swat the Gopher" is the battle  cry of Alberta.  Cherries were 40 cents a crate in  Marcus last week.    -  J. Winger has opened a brick  yard in*Penticton.  The Girl Guides of Penticton  have new uniforms.  In Victoria 78  more   miles  of  streets are to be paved.  , Grand  Forks wants a canning  factory and a cider mill.  B. C. wants more farmers, .and  fewer real estate agents.  Jimmie Stewart, the assayer died  in Atlin a short time ago.  The hay crop in- the Fraser valley is the largest on record.   ,  R. Swift has*bought the Vernon  hotel in Vernon, for ������50,000.  Joseph Walters will put up a  three storey block in Merritt.  The crop of cherries in the Okanagan is very heavy this year.  In June there were seven births  in Prince Rupert and no deaths.    ���������  A rattlesnake four, feet long waa  killed near Grand Forks last week.  ��������� A $15,000 fruit packing-house  will be built in Penticton this summer.  In Rossland iast week fire caused  $1,250 damage to the St. Charles  hotel.  R: H. Agur died in Summerland  last week from an attack of appendicitis.  There are nine telephones in  Parksville. "and 18,223 in Vancouver.  Sunday duck dinners have become a common event in New  Michel.  In Aldermere the price of ranch  eggs has dropped from $1.50 to $1  a dozen. s  Monthly about three million feet  of lumber is being shipped from  Enderby.  A cable ferry is now in operation between Hazelton and South  Hazelton.  Last week the Trail smelter  shipped 845,000 worth of bar silver  to New York. "','"-  David Moore, who recently died  in Revelstoke was one of the pioneers of Kaslo.  Sorrento is the name of a new  townsite on Shuswap lake, 18 miles  east of Salmon Arm.  In Alaska $95,000 is to be expended for building ajrail between  Valdez and Fairbanks.  There are five automobiles. in  Prince Rupert, and more than .a  hundred water wagons,  J. G. Clark has resigned as C.  P.R. agent in Rossland to become  a fruit grower at Lytton.  Captain Bucey is in command of  the B. C. Express, the new steamer  on the upper Fraser river.  John Bang6 has sold his ranch of  90 acres in Fire Valley for $20,000.  He had lived on it for 21 years.  Recently there was a $53,000  payday in Yale, and the town  looked something like it did in '83.  In Duncan J. F. Cole was fined  $20 for driving a motor after dark  without the lights required by law.  Sam Gowdy of Merritt was sent  six months to jail, because he supplied two redskins with a bottle of  Sin-  There is a book agent in New  Jersey 100 years old. He must  have some patent device for killing  dogs.  There are over 3,580 automobiles  in B. C. Of this number Vancouver has 1,770, and Victoria  1,010.  Miss Hazel Fleener of Kaslo goes  to Germany iu August, where she  wi'l study voice culture for a year  or two.  In Princeton Dell Young was  fined $10 for assaulting E. N.  Clark, the editor of the Coalmont  Courier.  Recently in one day at Victoria  240 Chinamen coming into Canada  paid the government $64,000 in  head taxes.  It is estimated that 10,000 boxes  of peaches, will be shipped this  summer from Muuson's orchard at  Penticton.  A baby girl 18 months old, was  recently Bent by express from Liverpool to Calgary. She must have  carried a bottle.  Within the city limits of Merritt more than 20 acres are planted  in potatoes. This is making a good  use of real estate.  Pat Burns has had his Calgary  property assessment reduced nearly a million. Tho original assessment was $3,284,120.  Tho Grand Forks Sun says, that  it is a sign of an approaching mar  riage when a young couple fish for .*,  half a day and-only catch one small '  fish. .      -, ��������� ���������--.':���������;  In the early sixties  flour ' and   *  coffee were $1 a pound in Marcus,,  and   tea $3,   while ; the , cheapest,  thing in the camp was' whiskey at.  50, cents for a   small . jolt.    The  prices are   much  lower -in these  days.  Pingston creek on the upper  Arrow Lakes, is called after Cap- ..  tain Pingston who ran the steamer  49 in 1866, between Marcus and  the Big Bend, above where Revel- *  stoke now stands. Pingston planted  an orchard in 1864 near Marcus,"at  the mouth of the creek that also  bears his name.  The, Reporter   says   that   two   "  prairie schooners  bound north  re- ,  cently passed through New Michel.  Trailing behind the fleet, were two  milch cows,  one goat  and three  mules,   with a coop ��������� of ��������� chickens  strapped oh the back'of a bullock. ".'  Settlers who travel that way will  seldom become victims of the speed  mania. "   -  Send for ^-catalogue of headstones and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. C.  A LONG TUNNEL  To tap the world's largest low-  grade ore-body, containing eight  hundred million dollars in gold,  the Alaska Juneau Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Alaska  Treadwell Company, is boring a  seventy-two hundred foot tunnel,  heavily timbered, from the shore of  Gastineau Channel beneath Mount  Roberts into.the famous Silver Bow  Basin. Fifteen hundred feet is  completed. A one hundred and  fifty stamp mill, the second largest  in America, is being installed. The  present plan provide for the taking  out of four millions in gold yearly,  for two hundred vears.  NOT CONSISTENT,  - As a rule union men are touchy  about there own label, * but forget  the others when it touches "their  own pocket. Out9i'de of the narrow confines of their own union  nearly all men are scabs. The  Vancouver Truth has this to say  on the subject:  "We were approached the other  day by a gentleman by the name of  Mr. Starke, who is one of the business agents for the Carpenters' ���������  Council. Mr. Starke requested  that the union label .be placed on  The Truth. As this paper is  printed in a union office, there was  no objection to that. But, in an  inquisitive mood, we asked  Mr. Starke if he had the  union label on his clothes. That,  gentleman blushingly admitted that  he hadn't. Neither was it in. his.  hat, and we suppose if he had examined his boots the same thing  would have applied. Of course  Mr. Stark would not purchase the  paper without a label ou it, but he  certainly had purchased his^clothes  without any label on them. This  also applies to his hat. Consistency  does not seem to play a very high  figure in the union labor movement,  but it is a kind of a joke in the  different union organizations of  this city that they pay every agent  good union money, so that he can  purchase scab clothes.  Before we conclude we might  say tbat we came down by the  Labor Temple one morning last  week and we saw four Chinamen  industriously cleaning up portions  of that Labor Temple. * The union  men of this city should clean put  ttieir own houses before they start  to clean other peoples' ,*" and we  shudder to think of thie possibilities  that might happen if this Chinese  incident were to spread strong  enough to include the cleaning out  of the room in which those godly  representatives of tho Socialist and  I. W. W. organizations deliberate  ou tho affairs of state.  '..- '-*-"* 8  *-  *-  -. r>:*'J\  ���������   r;.'.' ���������'"  ���������"-.-   ������*:  '       Is  L������rVX?.l*e"i*TSlj1". THE   LEDGE,,'GREENWOOD,   BRITISH -COLUMBIA,  THE  LE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of  the earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes  m justice to everyone; from the mau who mucks in the mine to the  king who sits on thc cushions of thc throne. It believes that advertising is the hfc of trade; and that one of the noblest works of  creation is the man who always pays the printer.  The Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 when not so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  the/county of Bruce. To the United States it is $2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.  T.  LOWERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, JULY 25, 1912.  A blue mark hero indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that tho editor would once more  like to  commune with your collateral.  LICKED THE EDITOR  Ovrk in the coming town of  Coalmont Ed. Clark has been editing a paper for several weeks. He  has made things hum along the  banks of the Tulameen, and created  a stir in several ranks of society by  your patrons upon literary sugar,  and roast nothing nearer than the  South Sea Islands. Your paper  may lack the cayenne that it now  contains, but the scenic attractions  of your facial anatomy will never  be eudangered by the rude thumps  of an enraged and indignant populace.    You must now be a soldier  was an habitual horse thief. When  he was not stealing horses he was  a drvout student of the Bible, aud  preached in many churches. Like  many other sky pilots he had a  weakness, and finally it got him.  We think that his i-ase is strong  proof that the religions are not  always moral.  In Groat*Britain the people last  year spent over $12,000,000 upon  patent medicines. They could, cut  this bill down to a knifeblado seam  if they would only cab less, breathe  more, and throw away the gin bottle.  Tub auto is more deadly thau  the Gatling Gun.    The upeed mania  is expensive and takes a heavy toll,  in    flowers,   collina    and   broken  hearts.    Just 51 years ago last Sunday  thero was a big foot raoo between  Centrcville and Washington, after  the main event of the day was over.  Some great men smoke cigarettes  but smoking them nevfi*  man great.  made   a  roasting men and things.    Several 0f the pen, and go through to  the  promised to make Ed. bite the formation, but he procured an unloaded gun which he packed around  in liis starboard pocket. One recent day while Ed. was gazing at  the pictures in a Princeton hotel,  and admiring the diamonds that  twinkled like full-grown stars upon  thc store shirt front of the genial  bartender, Dell Young landed a  real upper cut upon Ed's upper  tunnel and laid him amid tho sawdust, upon the floor. The court  taxed Dell S10 for being in touch  with the press, and at last accounts  both are living.  Ed. says in his paper that the  event i.s fairly good proof of his  Jifo being in danger in Princeton,  and that upon the same day he was  threatened by four different persons outside of Young. He states  that these parties haunt the bars in  bunches, and that in a moral sense  he is not afraid of them, but objects  to being beat up by a mob of ignorant hoboes for the sake of advertising Princeton as a health resort.  Clark states that -he had Young  brought into court, not in any vindictive spirit, but in order that  other provincial journalists may be  deterred from fair and outspoken  comment on public affairs or questionable tactics by any thug who  may happen along, thinking him  self at liberty to beat a man up be-  canso liis dirty scheming has been  exposed in the press.  At this distance we cannot judge  Clark's case in all its details, but  we are not surprised at the eveut.  Ed. is a live wire, and when an  editor goes after people rough shod  he must expect and be prepared for  all kinds of rackets, whether he  tells tho truth or not. As a rule  if an editor lies he is hauled into  court for lible; but if he tolls disagreeable truths he is liable to be  thrashed at any moment and should  always carry a loaded gun in every  pocket. The iconoclastic writer who  goes after men and things with a  club must always expect trials,  troubles and thumpings. The rapier iy more refined but gets your  man just tho same. Wo admire a  fearless writer when he is in the  right, but personal attacks through  the press will ever be dangerous to  physical comfort, and the editor  who makes them must always bo-  preparcd for a fight to the finish.  Wo once tried to reform the world,  but finally took a tumble and  thought we would begin at homo.  Since then we have closed up our  cemetery, aud life is one long sweet  sip of peace. Ed. if you want a  quiet and uneventful carder, feed  last ditch, or else throw away your  vitriol and become like the great  mass of country editors, prim, pious  and spineless.  THE   LUCERN  Twenty years ago last Saturday  there was a hot time in New Eldorado. It had just been christened  New Denver, and tho government  had sent W. A. Jowett to sell a  bunch of town lots by auction.  The peoplo at that time had an  idea that New Denver would in a  short time become a city of 20,000,  and becoming excited they took a  plunge, and bought 100 lots right  in the brush for S2S,000. Today  the same lots are not worth half  that amount, although as time goes  on the Lucern of America will  gradually come into its own, and  become one of the famous tourist  resorts of the glorious west) It  will be discovered some day by a  live wire who will herald its scenic  and climatic attractions around the  world. In addition to its other  attractions it is a grand place in  which to raise poets, artists, painters, and long-haired parsons. Its  wondrous beauty of sky, hill and  dale; its champagne ozone, and  God-like charm of surroundings  cannot be hidden forever, so some  day the multitude will rush in and  shout with joy at having located a  fac-simile production of tho Garden  of Eden, including the apples.  There is a boom in carrots in  France since a scientist declared  that they were good for health, and  prevented old age. In additional  results carrots will give you a fine  complexion if you eat them fairly  often. This vegetable is the only  one that does not contain any  alcohol, and should be a great  favorite with temperance orators,  sissies, schoolmams, and blue ribbon, societies. It might also bo remarked, tbat owing to the arsenic  they contain, the eating of onions  overy other day will give you a  beautiful complexion at the expense  of your breath. The, daily use of  olive oil, distilled water, and buttermilk will keep people from dying  until thoy are more than one hundred years old, other things being  equal. A man, at one time prominent in Greenwood never drinks  anything but distilled water, while  one of our oldest citizens has not  had a drink of straight water for  six years.  In West Virginia a  mau  has  been sent to jail for life because ho  Thinking Themes  The path of life is a narrow ridge  between two insanities.  Living a sane, normal, healthy  life is like walking the tight rope.  When,he looks over to ono side,  a man sees chasms, sickening  depths, the terrifying unknown.  On the other side is the same.  It is a very proper expression we.  use when we say of a man that he  is "unbalanced." Sanity is simply  equilibrium.  How few people can gaze squarely into the emptiness of Death, that  vast bottomless pit, .and not feel  panic! As few as thoy who can  climb peaks, steeples, and masts,  and keep their head.  How few people can regard God,  the ovorpowering infinite, and not  clutch at some idol, as a man falling down a precipice grasps at'roots  and vines! Wo must for our weakness, replace the dazzling mystery  of God by somo littlo, comfortable,  painted superstitution. A bit of  hocus-pocus, a sign, a formula, a  venerable and empty symbol���������anything is better than the shattering  reality! We cherish our petty artificial certainties, our plaster credences, because wo* cannot understand how the truest of all truths  may be an uncertainty. No; that  way madness lies, except for a few.  Let us pray for Head, for poise,  for the sound stomach, and solid  brain, and strong pounding heart,  so that we can walk dizzy edges  happily, feel easy in the dark, lock  fearlessly into the gulfs that pall  weaker men, kiss Deatli sweetly  on the mouth when our call comes,  and breast ihe thunders of Afterwards unafraid. vLet no vertigo  rob us of God.���������Dr. Frank Crane.  The Cost of Living  We recommend to our readers  the following,thoughtful contribution to the literature on the high  cost of living which has been prepared by Hon. Frank W. Rollins  and given to the public through  the Rollins Magazine.  The cost of living has been increasing steadily aud without intermission for some years past, not  only in the United States, but in  all parts of the world. The reasons  for this condition, which is daily  becoming more real and personal a  problem to an increasing percentage  of the population, have been the  subject of investigation by individuals and governments and there  have been advanced almost as  many theories as thero are theorizes.  The most common explanation  of the advancing cost of living is  that the increasing production of  gold has tended to make less valuable, because moro plentiful, the  me'dium of exchange which ia the  international standard of currency,  and,that, in consequence, prices of  of all other commodities have risen  to offset the lessened purchasing  power of gold, This is, however,  not oniy a partial explanation and  does provide thc salient reasons.  In its last analysis the cost of  living is entirely a question of supply and demand. Within the last  few years a tremendous change has  taken place in the standard of living of a large portion of the population of the globe. Commodities  heretofore classed as luxuries are  constantly being added to the' list  of necessities. Many countries, including such far-off Panels as. Asia,  Africa and South America are being taught European modes of living by the civilizing force of commerce.  Nearly all European nations, to  say nothing of the United States,  have been rcaohing out for new  foreign possessions and devoting  close study to the colonization and  exploration of present possessions.  Wherever a white man appears he  carriesj with him his standard of  living, and as imitation is the most  elementary of mental process, the  natives aro quick to adopt tlie  standards of their commercial  tutors.  In the semi-barbarous countries,  folks who formerly lived on fish,  rice and fruit now demand meat  and flour and a variety of pr'ovi;  sionfl, which a few years ago they  had never'heard of. Barbarians,  to whom a breech cloth was a whole  suit of clothes, now wants a cut-away coat and a plug hat.  Throughout America and Europe  the standard of living has been  steadily advancing. Families who  used to givo their children a bowl  of porridge in the morning, bread  spread with molasses at noon, and  bread and milk for supper, are now  buying wheat flour, meat and vegetables. The working people are  demanding meat three times a day.  The standard of clothing has also  changed. Look at the children of  the poor today and see how they  are dressed. They wear modern  shoes, ready-made'clothing of the  latest cut and quality, excellent  hats and overcoats. -The girls are  much more stylishly dressed than  the daughters of the well-to-do 25  years ago.  Moreover, nowadays people insist on being amused. . Librarians  of public libraries all over the  country report that the boys and  girls and grown people who used  to como there nights and Sundays  to read the magazines and books  are disappearing. Now what are  these people doing? If you will go  to the moving picture shows, the  theatres, the baseball games and  other public amusements, you will  find them there, sponding their  savings for amusements, they used  to get for nothing.  It is unnecessary to comment on  the tremendous increase in the use  of the automobile. Wo all know  the enormous sums, reaching into  the hundreds of millions, that are  being put into these expensive  machines, not only by people of  wealth, but by people of modern  means, who can ill afford to operate them.  Peoplo of this generation, instead of putting their money in the  bank, as their forefathors did, aro  spending their spare cash for luxuries that scale from moving picture shows to tho motor car. Tho  labor and material required to furnish these luxuries aro taken directly from the production of the  real necessities of life. -  Side by side with this great  change that has been going on in  the standard of living has been another influence of equal importance  in its effect on tho cost of living  ���������the tendency of the people to  abandon the cultivation of the soil  and to congregate in cities and  towns, thus becoming consumers  inBtead of producers. '  In the early daysjthe people who  lived on tho farms used very littlo  money. They raised nearly every-  lhing they needed to eat - and to  wear, and the amount of .cash  passed through their hands in the  course of a year-was a negligilbe  quantity. They took the products  of their farms to the nearest towns  and bartered them for a few  necessities which they did not produce. In other words, they were  economically self-supporting. Their  conditions of life wero much less  complicated aud-tho'cost of'their  living vastly less. Communities  that are economically solf-support-  iug are now almost unknown in  this country. ��������� ���������  All the commissions in tho world  cannot change this situation. Thero  are only two remedies���������an increase  in production or a decrease in consumption. An increase in production must moan an increase in  producers. We must in somo way  find a method of getting peoplo  back to the- land. A decrease in  consumption means, when reduced  to a'per capita basis, an increase  in thrift and a modified standard  of living. Tho present system of  unwise expenditure and extravagant standards must givo way to  the old methods of saving and  economy.  The income return from safely  invested funds has been gradually  increasing iu ratio with the cost of  living. The three per cent, and  four per cent, of the years gone by  does not suffice for the needs of the  present and has.-had to give way to  the five per cent, or moro of the  present era. Thero is a great  difference of opinion among students of political economy as to  whether or not these conditions  will endure. Any influences which  tend to increase production or to  extend thrift inevitably tend to  lower the cost of living, and a  lower cost of living for a period of  time eventually means-a lower income from investments.  H. W. Farmer & Co.,  .   REAL ESTATE,  Rock Creek, B. C.  StSSStStStjXStStjXStStStStSiStStS'  Wheu you w^nt a headstone or  monument write to the Kootenay  Monumental Works, Nelson, B.C.  Leaves Mother Lode  9*30 a. in.  6:30 p. m:'  "Leaves Greenwood  2:00 p.'-in.  8:30 p.  m;,  Saturday last stage leaves  Mother Lode 6 p. m. Returning*,  leaves Greenwood 10'p. m.  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  NEWMARKET   HOTEI* l  Is the home for all_ tourists and  millionaires visiting- New Denver, British Columbia. -  A. JACOBSON. Proprietor:*  THE    PROVINCE- HOTEL     ,  Grand Forks, is a large tnrpo-  story brick hotel that provides  the public with good* meals and  Eleasant rooms.   A new building .  ut tho same old rates.'  Kmll Larson, Proprietor,  TIIE   KASLO   HOTEL * .     "  -' Kaslo, B. C��������� is a comfortable  home for ali who travel to that  city. -,   :  ' Cockle & Fnpwortn.  (5* (jV |^V O* %3* i3��������� t3* l2r* *���������** %5* (J* *i3' If���������1 0-* W* 1*7* lr^  Greenwood Office  %NORDEN    HOTEL  ���������*%  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J.McDONELL, Proprietor  SHERBKOOKK   HOUSE ,   ���������     ~  ,  Nelson; B. C. One minute's "walk  from C.' P. R station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated.  LAVINGE & DUNK, Proprietors.  TREMONT   HOUSE  Nelson, B. C, is run on tho American and European plan. Steam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining*'  room.  "RuiiRomo & C-uiipboM, Pi-o]>h,  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, B.  C, is the   headquarters   for  miners,   investors  - and railroad men.   A  fine location and everything* first-class "  KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  J. R. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B.   C.  Subscribers are reminded, that  Tbe Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. Charles Russell.  ***^V c^V %2& t&* tj* 10* l2��������� v*t WT^ Vr^ Iff** -k*-* V* "k5-* W��������� W* f^^  5 T.    THOMAS *  CLOTHES CLEANED "  PRESSED AND REPAIRED  * TAILOR - GREENWOOD  ���������K'jrj?,������fiP*PsP-i!i*jS''*rfj?'s?,aPi,i*i?-j<"^:  lililUESVILT.K   HOTEL.  l-trlilesvlllc, li. C. l'rovldos excellent  uct-ominodatlon for tourists nnd travellers. Fresh Ebrh mid Butter. Special  Irish Whiskey always on hand.  THOMAS   WALSH,   "Proprietor.  LAKKVIEW   HOTEL  in Nelson, B. C, employs all  white help and "is a home for the  world at jl.00 a day.  Nap. Mulletto, Proprietor*.  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar Junction.     AH modern.   * Excellent,  accomodations .for .tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  W. H. CAGE, 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, GOOD1SSON, Proprietor.  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  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.  GRAND UNION HOTEL  . Hedley, B.' C. American, plan  and moderate rates. ��������� First-class,  mineral display from all sections  and will exchange for,specimens  from any part of the world, Reliable information will be given  investors and working men.  ANTON "WINKLER, Proprietor.  HOTEL KEREMEOS  Opposite depot. .Extensive alter-  -ations 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 aud sample  rooms in connection.  Mrs. A. F.K1RBY.  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton. This hotel I.s new, comfortable.  wcll-'urDlshed,-xrid is close to the railway  depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms.  SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors  ARMI is situated on the West Fork of the  Kettle rivet*, 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 Valley rail/  way during the construction of that road to Pentkv  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 $250 each.  Invest your money at home,  For further particulars apply to  GARM!   TOWNSITE   CO.,  ���������va  - H  ALGOMA HOTEL   ..  Deadwood, B. C.  s This hotel is  within easy distance of Greenwood -  and provides a comfortable home  for travellers." ��������� The bar has. the  best of wines, liquors and cigars.  JAMES HENDERSON. Proprietor  CARMI,      B.    G. TEMPERANCE . *  , is all right if shorn of humbuggery.  Too much water drinking is just  as injurious as too much liquor or  anything else.  OUR PURE WINES  AND LIQUORS  are medicinal if not abused. Every  household should have a moderate  supply of pure wines or-liquors in  the closet for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sudden, illness, when a drop of pure liquor  in time may forestall all necessity  ���������for drugs.  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  (y/ 'j.  .���������',!'  . j.vr*Hi������.'*  Newspaper Law  1���������A postmaster is required  to  give notice by letter (returning th*?  paper does not answer the law)  when  a subscriber does not take  his paper out of the office and stale  the reason for its not being taken.  Any neglect -to do" so makes the  i ..." i    1UQ women* were  all  as  s-orB-nniiR  postmaster responsible to the pub- as oould be.   All the time thoy were  THE REAL WOMAN.  A .Story of a Bridge Party  Thero was nearly a soore of women  in Mrs. Empot's parlors that afternoon. The tables were up and evi-try-  pody was anxious*to begin the game.  But there was needed Just ono move  guest to'make the requisite number  and she was late. She had never been  o-Jinh 8-bas. -}9dni-a: -bjjv pn*e ejojeq ejijj-  put out about it. ''  The women * were  all  as  XTSCJjE TOBY'S KUSE  | ereenwMd.'Eiquor Company, Tmpowr$, Greenwood, B. &  mmseasmax,.  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, B. C,  ,    ,. ,    -    PROCTOR, B, C,  ^^S^S^S^������^S^������^������^������{iS������^^Si&^S^Si&4S������^S4SS^^^������ <&������<&������&������<&&&  D  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  and Poultry. Shops in. nearly all the  towns of the Boundary and\Kootenay.  STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C  ���������**^--������52*{S*^S-^***2^  J&. OC   ^  lisher for payments.  2���������If any person orders his paper  discontinued he .must pay all  arrearage's, or the publishers may  continue to send it, until payment  is made, and" collect the whole  amonut whether .the paper is taken  from the office or not. There can  be no legal discontinuance until  payment is made.  3���������Any person who takes a paper  out of the Post Office, whether  directed to his name"~or not, or  whether he has subscribed or not,  is responsible for tho pay,  4���������If a   subscriber   orders   hip  paper stopped and  the publisher  continues to send, tho subscriber is  bound'to pay  for it if he takes it  out of the Post Office.    This proceeds upon tho ground that a man  must pay for what he urps.  ��������� 5���������The courts have decided thafc  refusing to   take   newspapers   or  periodicals from  tho Post Office or  emoving,  leaving them   uncalled  for, is prima  facio evidence  of in-  talking their eyes wandered over each  bther's   toilettes   or'  to   the   prizes  which rested, In rplain  sight upon a  tabl6 In the next' room. -  ���������   Several  women  wanted  the claret  Bet,   and   were   resolved   to   uso   all  means, fair or foul, to get it.   It was  ho. sin   to   cheat   -everybody  did  it,  and it lent zeatto the game, as long  jib we  wasn't.found  out.    Between  the pi-tKOB and the refreshments on������  .was sure to be Interested If not actually diverted.   It,"iyas"to be hoped Mrs.  Bmpet would have something new to  bat.   Everybody waa tired of teoa and  oakes.  At tha/t moment the door bell rang  and thero was a general start. Conversations wore cut ruthlessly in two.  Then Lju������ St. John said: Mrs. Files  '-at last!  Whor������mpon everybody sat up and  looked animated, for they had exhaust-  ���������u his uvaliable sources of entertaln-  tooni-, nnd the newoomor was sure to  oreatn a diversion. She entered lm-  medi-.--.twly ��������� n large, smiling woman  In   ������   uwtawba satin  gown,  with  many  "Twenty-six! You surprise me. Yes,  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  years' standing.  "That's all 'right, boy," returnod his  uncle. "I'm the exception. But you  should be married.' Tell you what���������  Jerry���������"  "What,  uncle?'.'  "The day you get married I'll give  you a thousand dollars for a wedding present." , ,  "Vou will?'-* '  "I will���������with one, proviso. If you  marry anybody but .Patience Ailene  Truesdale."  "Who?"  I    "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 Collegeville. WJjat I did say was that if you  married anyone but her I would give  you a thousand dollars."  "Buf. Uncle, I don't know this  Truesdale, and thero's no possibility  of my marrying her, or 'anybody  else.  NEW ADVERTISING SCAU3,  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following* scale for legal advertising:  Application   for   Liquor  Licence  (30 days] ' f^  Certificate of Improvement Notice --  (do days)  *7 so  Application to Purchase Land Notices (6o days)  tn en  Delinquent Co-owner Notices"(go  w ���������da������?);-"--, ...*io.oo  Water Notices (small)       tl-So  All other legal advertising, 12 cents, a  ine, single column, for the first insertion; and 8 cents a line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  EHOLT, R G,  IE  Proprieter.  an  ������n������n������ouH diamond sunburst glowing  IlKtJ i& *������1.*.r.+vl/. !*������.*.*. v..il -���������-.....  _      ,.  tontional fraud.  ^mmmfn.mmmmf!m!mmmmn?mmmmn?ff?mnm!if!  J Greenwood to Phoenix Stagef  ������������ Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. '3  2= Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m.      . =5  B GREENWOOD OFFICE       ���������- - CLUB CIGAR STORE 3  ������=H.   M.   -LAING,   PROPRIETOR M  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.  It is located in the heart of Greenwood and within easy reach of all  the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper Metrop- -  .olis. Heated with steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete  "with all modern beverages aud  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  J. E. Cartier, Mgr.  X  SMOKE  a  ���������  a  ���������  your Razors Honed  and Your Baths at  RAWLEY'S  ARBERSHOP  '    GREENWOOD,  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars. * Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON;  V  Don't Be HOODWINKED  -WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  It's up to You  While the local newspapers of  this and overy other town  irf the  Ottawa   Valley    are    "boosting"  week in and week out for the benefit of their   several   communities,  what are the ^business  men   and  people doing for. the newspapers,  for the latter cannot exist on words  of praise alone.    Tho best booster  a town can have is the local  paper  and it should fairly  represent the  enterprise of the place in which it  is published.    For instance at the  present time we are trying to attract  attention  abroad and draw  people here.    A glance at the advertising, colums of the local papers  should give an outsider some idea  of the town's   business   interests  that do not carry a line of advertising in their home paper.    Not  one half of the business men of the  town merchants and manufacturers  appear in  the Jocal papers.    The  papers pnsh and boost week in and  week out iu the interests of all, but  far from all help to support the  papers.  Imagine the mental picture this  town   would present to the ont-  alootrlo light bulb right on the  rrout  *f  it.    They  were  so   intent  n' loortrtng at hor that for a moment  Ihey   did   not   notice   that   another  woman waa coming in behind her and  tial**- -awourod by her ��������� a little, slight  wonsm   in   a  perfectly   plain   cloth  ������wn *ith an edge of white at the  throat tint no Jewellery showing save  i t*uj*������*a of wedding ring on her left  nand. She had nico gray hair, smoothy  parted   and   coiled   ;her   complexion  was her own and her gentle gray eyes  gazed with frank friendliness at the  astonished    company.    She   was   no  older than several of those who were  trying so  hard  to keep youngT" and  pnmehow she did not look any older.  Bhe only made them look tawdry and  cheap and unnatural.  Mrs. Empet, although she had not  expected her,  made the  best of her  fcoming.   She took her round and introduced her.   None of them had ever  ������een her before; she was a cousin of  A-ugusta Piles and  she  lived  in the  country and did not get into town very  often.    She had  come Just  as Mrs.  Files was ready to start for her bridge  party and she either had to stav at  home herself or bring her.   Her name  Was Mrs. Thayer and it was easv to  nee that she was unused to fashionable  gatherings.    A spot  of  delicate  fed came out on either cheek and she  fluttered   a  little  shyly,  holding out  her hand to eaoh lady as she met her.  "I don't play bridge,' 'she exclaimed, "or any oard game bigger than  passion, and I alvays get beaten  at  that.   Card3 weren't played so much  In my young day.   Now, you .T*a3t*i't  et me^put you out . .I'll Just sit and  look on and do a bit of tatting.    I  shall onjoy myself splendid.    It will  all be new to me, you see." ,  So that was the way they arranged  It. They took their,place at the tables  and Mrs. Empet drew a big chair to  the top of the room for Mrs.- Tliaver,  Where she could see all the company  and all the company could see her.  it had to be half filled with cushions  to accommodate her small figure. She  Bat upright, smiling pleasantly about  her as  hor  hands  piled  the  tatti*- g  Shuttle ��������� a remarkable contrast to  the cvordressed, made-up  women  at  Ihe oard  tables.    And  somehow not  she but they became conscious of this  Dontraot. There was a subtle influence  in h������r genuine simplicity.   They felt  guiltily the weight of their false hair;  their faces flushed under their rouge  and   ihey   tried   furtively   to   dab   it  kway with their handkerchiefs. Abovo  the edg-es of their cards they looked  it each other with curiously cleared  rision and then away at the one real  woman  of  thorn  all* who  sat  there  doing tatting.   And slowly it was repealed to them that bridge was but a  boor  substitute  for  the   things   that  should havo engaged their attention  rhey saw themselves for the cotton  "It's nearly train time," observed  Unc'e Toby, rlstag. "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 the proposition up Jo you. Think over this  getting married, Jerry. A thousand  dollars is a thousand dollars, these  days.    Lot mc hoar from you."  The rest of the djiy Jerry gave his  muscle .to the hardware store where  he was*employed, but not his mind  for  that  was  elsewhere.  "Who was Patience Ailene ��������� Pa-  tiencp 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  andan undercurrent of paintive tinkling in the College building, for three  of the party in the center had stringed  instruments. From out of the pleasant  babel, as Gerald passed the gate a  voice said:  "Lead 'My Sweetheart Was a Rover,' Patience Ailene."  He met Patience Ailene Truesdale  presently; the girl of tho soprano  voice was really sho. It took five  trips to Collegeville, and three ice  cream socials before he accomplished  an introduction.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  A SITTlNf* or the Comity Court of Yale will  , I'e holdon at the Court Houso, Greenwood,  on 'I nosday tho loth day of Septu-i her, 1012, at  eleven o-i-lock in the foronoon. '  Hy order,  WALTER DKWDNRY,  Hcftistrar C. C. of Y.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  Water Rights Branch  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 stores, 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 over the mystery 'of  his" uncle's dislike for her. She oame  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, bo unexpectedly, that  he  lake notice that the Board of Jnvestiiratioii  actniR- under Part III of the "Waier Act" will  meet at the times and places hereinafter mentioned to hear and determine claims to Water  RifflifiOH streams in their respective vicinities,  existing- ou the 12th day of March, 1909*���������      -  Ou the 6th day or August, 1912, at 4 o'clock it*  the afternoon, at Grand Forks.  , On the 7th day of August, 1912, at 3:30 o'clock  in the afternoon, at Greenwood.  On the 9th day of August, 1912, at 2 o'clock iu  the afternoon, at Princeton.  . On the 10th day of August, 1912, at 4:30 o'clock  in the afternoon, at Keremeos.  .  On the 12th day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock  '"'e "forenoon, at  the Governruent Agent's  oflice, Fairview. -  _ On the 13th day of Aujrust, 1912, at 10 o'clock  in the foreuoon. at Penticton  ,n������,artl<-i*\'vl10 presented claims to the Board in  11110 aud have received licences in substitution  of the records need not present any statement  of claim.  igDated at Victoria, B. C, the 18th day of Juue,  By order of the Board of Invcslig-ation.'  , J. F. ARMSTRONG,  Actlnp; Comptroller of Water Rights.  nelson, B. &  W. O. \V15LI,S, rroprlotor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  GRAND CENTRAL   HOTEL   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  ���������C^OAIi mining* rights of the Dominion,  ^^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territorj-, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of  $\ an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a" lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which the  rights applied for are situated.  KINGS HOT  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.  I  J. e. Mcdonald  Proprietor  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels in  the city. Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  was taken completely off "guard.  r\������jt!SeZe& tetr.ritory thf la������d m������st be  "Tell  me  what  it  is." described by sections, pr legal sub-divi-  ARE A I 0.UALITY  The BRILLIANTES  Are the Best Clear Havanas in Canada  Made by Union Labor in Hie best Hy.  Kicnte l*iictory iu tlie country. Call for  tliem and i;et.value for your money In-  stead of rope  ^BERG & W0LZ. Prop. B.C.Cigar  actory, NewtYcstminster, B. c.  CANADIAN  .xcursion  ASSAYER  WIDDOWSON,   Assayer and  ft, I Box .biioS,   Nelson,   Br/C.  fes:���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  luch.    Gold-Silver,   or ,'Silver-Lead,  ft.    Prices  for other-metals: !Coal,  fiient, Fireclay analyses ou  applica-  ju.   The largest custom assay office iu  r.tish Columbia.  IEXANDRA 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.  3ARN0TT & JUNE      -  To principal points In Eastern  Canada and United States  TIckcts'arciFIrst-cIassrami will tc on Sale  May 17.18. 24. 29: June 1.6.7,8.13, U,  IS. 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.S0  NEW YORK. _ 108 50  BOSTON.��������� ....;..._. 110.00  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  for particulars regarding 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.  aider picking up   this paper and r08es they wer0, whlle she **v'a:) the  ���������,.������������������������������������ ���������       ���������*..������- Jeal r0Be r*5������nlng to a graceful fall  glancing over it,  if the name of " "     "  every business firm appeared in its  advertising columns in a space  large or small.  Every man for his own and general good should advertise regularly in the local papers, even if he  only takes an inch space.  The local newspaper should bo a  business directory of the town.  The town has, however, several  good advertisers who constantly  keep themselves and their. town to  tho front, and their evample should  bo generally followed.���������Ex.  You  may talk too much upon  tho best of subjects.  A   man without ceremony has  need of great merit in its place!  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  . European Plau.  Cafe open day, and night.   Bar,  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  It was as if Mrs. Thayer had roused  them to batter aims and longings.  Nobody oheated at cards that after-  aoon. It deemed immaterial how the  prizes went. There was a tie between  Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Sherrod when  It o-ame. to the claret set, -and with one  accord theae ladies voted to givo it to  Mrs. Tha*r<jr. Everybody clapped their  bands at that. So Mrs. Stout made a  little p*r*s������jitatlon speech and tho set  went to tin. Thayer, who got up holding dgM tt> her tatting shuttle and  triad -with Al! hor might to say somo-  Ihlog ������������ww than Just thank you.  Tb������ai Uie maid brought in the re-  trertim������n'* which conalsted merely of  oaks and ������hei-bet, but somehow nobody was dinappointed.  They had all gathered about Mrs.  Thayer, and she. waa telling them  (-.bout liar grandchildren and how she  waa ton hurry to get this tatting done  tor Httle Jennie's petticoat. And so  they wero led to talk acout their own  grandchildren and children. From  that tho talk drifted .to their young  flays and how they had worn hoop-  Bkirts and whlto stockings ��������� things  they had never before admitted even  to themselves.  The olook wan striking 6 before they  ever thought of going homo, and even  then thoy wero loath to leave Mrs.  Thayer. They all kissod har good by,  and said thoy wero glad thoy had mot  her and it was the phmsHntoat bridge  party they had ever had just on account of her bolng thero.  Jerry, blundering, attempted to  finesse it delayed things a little  longer, but at last he had to tell.  "Your uncle needn't have worries,"  Bhe said coolly, when he had finished.  "I haven't any designs on you or your  prospeots. 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 cirole.  In five minutes Uncle. Toby the  wealthy, tho 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."  "Is this true, Patience Ailene?"  asked Uncle Toby.  Patience Ailene did not seem to  mind the queerness of Jerry's proposal. "Yes," she Bald, 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 Patience Ailene."  "Correct. Anything else ;any reflection on her?"  "No-o."  Hd took a hand of each. "My dear  young people," he said, "your uncle  has 'put one over,' as-the boys say.  If you dreamad I.wanted you to marry, you'd have flown apart. There,  now, never mind thanking me. I must  be getting baok. I suppose the last  oar goes pretty soon. I'll let you walk  that three miles alone. And ��������� the  thousand dollars shall be five  thousand."  And_Unole Toby smiled whimsically  as he went away, yet sighed a little,  too; for he knew he was already forgotten.  sions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory -the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applisant himself.  Each application must be accompanied  by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if  the rights applied for are not available,  but not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid ou the merchantable output of the  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty  thereon: If the coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be_furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted lo purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the  rate of $ 10.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will not be paid for.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  FHOE-NTX     B.   O.-  The Newest and Largest Hotel in*  fehe City.    Everything neat, clean  and comfortable.     Steam heat and  electric light.   Meals and drinks at  all hours.  CHISHOLM & HMTMM  Props.  ON PARU"* FRANCAIS  MTIOIAL HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The  Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled and  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  OWEN   BOYER     .  PROP.  W. A. WARD  Phone 27,  PROPRIETOR.  P. O. Box 597.  STARKEY & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE  I DEALERS IN  Proprietors I Produce   and   Provisions  Go Without Hor  U you should ask your girl to go  To Portland, or some othor whoro,  And sho rofusos, don't you know,  Then do not go ��������� into despair,  6ut go wherever you'vo n mind,  And leavo hor to her own gwoet will,  There'a pleasure in tho..world, you'll  find,  U ev'ry oharm*������r'������ voio* woro still  Ills Idea of Importance.  'In oho benighted region of a certain Btato in'the Bouthwest,* says a  Chicago lawyer, 'thoy cherish soma  peculiar notions touching the duties  of a Juror.'  'Ono day a case was being tried,  when suddonly the Justice exclaimed:  '"How ia this? Thero are only  eleven Jurymen. in the box, Whora  is tho twelfth?*"  Tho foroman aroao and addressed  the court respectfully, as follows:  "Mity It ploaso your honor, th������  twolfth Juror had to go away on important business, but ho has loft hit  verdict with mo." :*���������-���������.���������-.<������������������  MMfflmiMffi-JBB-*-*-m-^^  Is a GREAT THING  to Mix with . .  YOUR BUSINESS .  About Float.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.   It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  *  New Denver   long  after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson took a   drink   at  ' Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a  western  editor among* the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it are  printed three,  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.   Send for  one before it is too late.  The  price   is  25   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world.   Address  all  letters to  R. To Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. O.  ���������    ELECTION  NOTICE.  Corporation of the City of Greenwood  PUBLIC NOTICE i, lieroby Bivon to tlie  electors of the Municipality of the City of  Greenwood, tliat I require (lie presence of the  said elector.-, in the City Hall in tlie City of  Greenwood on the 29th (i.ty or July, 1������12, at  12 o'clock noon, for tho purpose of oloctin*-  persons to represent them in the Municipal  Council 11s Aldermen, (one (or North Ward ami  one for South Ward), and for.tlio purpose of  electing one person : as School Trustee for the  Greenwood City School District.  The mode of nomination of candidates shall  bo ns. follows:..'.:  The candidates shall ho nominated in writing; the writing shall be subscribed hy two  voters of the municipality as proposer nnd  socondor, and shall he delivered to tho Returning Officer at any timo l.otwoen tho dale of the  notice and 2.n.m. of the day of the nomination  and in tho event of a poll being necessary, such  poll will be opened on the-1st day of August,  A.D. 1!)12,between the hours- of 0 a.m. and 7  p.m. at the said City Offico. of which every person is hereby required to take notice and gov<*  ern himself accordingly.  QUALIFICATIONS.  Tho persons qualified to bo nominated for  and elected as Mayor of tho City shall he such  persons as are malo British .subjects of the full  age of twenty-one years.'and nro not disqualified under any law, nnd have been for tho sK  mouths next preceding the day of nomination  the registered owner, in  the Land Hogiitry  Office, of real property in the city of the assessed value on the last municipal assessment  roll of One Thousand Dollars or moro; over and  above-any registered judgment or charge and  who are otherwise duly qualliied as municipal  voters.  Tho persons qualified to be nonilnatod'ror and  elected us Aldermen of said City, shall bo such  Pomona as are malo British subjects of tlio full  age of twenty one yoars, and aro not disqualified under any law. and havo boon for six month 4  next preceding tho day of nomination tlio registered owner, in tho Laud Registry Office, of  land or real property in the city of the nswsscd  value, ou tho Inst Municipal Assessment roll of  flvo hundred dollars or moro over and above  any registered judgement or churgo, and who.  are othorwiso duly qualified 11s municipal  voters.  Any person, being a householder In thn  Greonwood City School District and being a  British Bubjoct of the full ago of twenty-0110  years nml otherwise qualified by the I'ublio  School Act to vote at an election of School  Trustees In the said School District is quail/led  t'i ho nominatod and eloctod ns School Trustee.  Given under my hand at Oroonwood this Ifitli  day of July, A.D. 1-112.  0. JJ. TAYLOll,  Heturnlng u/lieor. ')  THE  LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  I     i  <XKK>CKK><XK>O<>0O0<><>0O0OO<KH������  |    BOUNDARY MIKES.    ������  OOO OO OOOOOOOOOOOO^OOOWtK) o  Last week the Rawhide shipped  5,21 S tons of ore.  Last week tho Lone Star mine  shipped 299-tons of ore.  Last week the Granby mine  shipped 24,971 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  treated 27,510 tons of ore.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 7,314 tons of ore.  Last ' week the Greenwood  smelter treated 12,332 tons of oro.  Last week the Napoleon mine  shipped 222 oirs of ore.  Last week the shipments of  blister copper from the Granby  smelter amounted to 434,000, a  total for the year of 12,118,500  pounds.  In June the B. C. Copper Co.  produced 900,000 pounds of copper,  making a total of 5,3SO,000 for the  first six months of this year. The  net earnings for Juno aro estimated  at $53,000.  In June tlie Granby smelter produced 1,888,400 pounds of copper,  and 30,32S ounces of gold.  Operations will be resumed at  the Jewel mine aud mill in a few  days.  ^   0<WW>OCK>OOOC<K>0000000**>0000  I   B. C. MINING NEWS   |  C OOOCKK><>0<>0<>0<>OOOCK>0<>OCKKK>  An exhibit of coal; recently discovered by John D. Rice, 2-V miles  west- of Okanagan lake, and half a  mile from the Kettle Valley railroad grade on Trout Creek, West  Summerland; can be seen in the  windows of E. Foley-Bennetts  office, Main street.  The coal is bituminous, and of a  '    high-class finality; according to an  analysis made by Provincial Mineralogist Robinson; to whom a sample  was submitted'.    The coal is outcropping, 300 yards, but a drift has  been run  in several  feet by  Mr.  Rice.    .From  three feet the seam  has widened  to five feet in a few  yards already excavated, and  is of  blanket formation, covering, as far  as can be ascertained,  an area of  several  acres.    Rights   to a mile  square of the land has been claimed.  Prospects in the Southern Okanagan, will be brighter for the discovery. Not far from tho locality,  a silver mine was recently opened  up, which gave showings stated to  be $200 to tho ton of ore.  The land surrounding the coal  mine belongs to the Commercial  and machinery will arrive and be  packed in by the company's own  train of about sixty horses, which  are on their way here.   This will  mean that the pack train will be  going practically all  winter, and  one of the chief   objects   of  the  manager's visit is to ascertain the  feasibility of an all-year trail into  the Omineca.    The company desires to get tho machinery and supplies in as soon as possible, and to  got tho plant working.  This year's  expenses   alone   will   amount   to  about ������40,000, and next year that  snm  will bo doubled or trebled.  It is, therefore, desirable to start  taking out money as soon as possible.    With this end in view,  operations will bo continued all winter.  Mr.    Fraser   also   informed   the  Herald that his company hae given  a contract for a dredge to be constructed ready to go into the gold  fields  early next season, and they  will also put in a larger hydraulic  plant.    The present outfit is more  to get things going, and next year  it is expected that the railway will  be far enough advanced that they  will be able to get .machinery and  supplies a great many miles closer  to the property, and thus save a  great deal on the packing rates.  The Omineca district is this year  witnessing more development than  since the first two   years" of  its  history.    In fact the only real development is what is going on'now.  Besides the placer ground, which  is reported rich, the reports from  the quartz miners is very flattering.  There is a wide'field to prospect,  aud free milling' gold, silver, lead  and a number of  other minerals  have beeu found there, and are  lying undeveloped only for the  lack of transportation. That  country has a wonderful future  ahead.���������Omineca Herald.  "I make my money in mining,"  saifl a veteran operator to the  Omineca Herald, a few days ago,  "and then go broke on something  else." Soon "aftor the' panic of  1907 hundreds of men who bad  made big money in mining began  making invesiments in real estate,  in lands, in industrial enterprises,  in manufacturing concerns and in  various other lines of busines.  But, the majority of these are  drifting back into the mining game  again, having failed, to a large extent, in their new investments.  These men are now more enthusiastic over mining than ever before.  If they ever doubted the legitimacy  of tho pursuit they are now thoroughly convinced   that it is the  Orchard Co., but right of way has BafeBt occupation that  a  man  can  been  secured,  so that   freightage ��������� ,, -��������� ..-.._���������.  *.v������ ������������������������o^ia n.���������  will be simple   when  the Kettle  Valley railway is finished.  That great benefits will result  from the find, is assured. There  are several mineral claims in the  vicinity, whose owners are only  awaiting the advent of the railway  to proceed with work on their prop-  - erty. Add to this the certainty of  having coal to smelt the ore obtained,    and the   possibilities for  future    development   are   beyond  estimation.  Mr.   Rice will develop his find  with the aid of a few companions,  and will not look for capital  until  the value of the coal seam is fully  established.*���������Penticton Herald.  Percy H. Fraser, general manager of the Royal Standard Investment Co., Vancouver, left the  early part of tho week for Jamie-  son creek, Omineca district, where  his company has twenty-one miles  of placer leases. The ground also  includes six miles of dredging  ���������property���������five miles on Omineca  creek and one mile on Jaraieson.  "We have," said Mr. Fraser,  "enough land to keep us busy for  fifty years." With the manager  arrived an hydraulic plant, which  also loft this week for tho gold  fields, E. E. Charleson's pack train  taking it out. Later on in the  summer, and in tho fall, between  fifteen and twenty tons of supplies  follow, and that the rewards are  greater, and generally quicker,  than can come from any other  avenue of investment- When one  scans-the table of dividends, paid  by mining companies and compares  the grand totals with the net earnings of other lines of business, he  must become impressed with the  magnitude of the mining industry,  and with the fact that the net profits made by those engaged in actual  mining operations are far larger  than can be accredited to any other  pursuit. The old-time miner knows  this to be true, and realizes this  condition more than ever before;  and this is why he is returning to  his old love. Because mining is so  profitable, so reasonably certain,  wo may well look for increased activity along mining lines during  the coming year, for the man who  has once engaged in this pursuit,  and who, for some reason or other  has switched w some other occupation, has become tired with tho  two-by-four business in which ho  is now engaged, and is bending  every effort to get back to mining,  to a business that oilers a fortune,  instead of a mere pittance, for his  efforts, for the small amount of  money necessary to develop a rnino  or prospect.  LOANS TO FARMERS  Tlie various provincial legislature.* are taking up the matter of  loans at a low rate of interest to  assist farmers in buying stock and  improving their holdings. This is  a matter which might well command tbe attention of our own  government.  Of all persons in the country engaged in productive enterprises the  farmer is  the worst off when   it  comes to raising a loan, and he is  more often than noWoroert into the  hands of tlio loan shark.    And yet  tho farmers in tlw present days of  increasing cost of living is the best  bet the country has..   Ho is also  safe.    He cannot get away, and   if  ho does his land  is there.'   Why  then not assist him  to  bring his  land up to tho maximum  o'f productiveness.    This   is not a new  policy.    It has been tried in Australia and New  Zealand,  and has  worked well.    Those governments  find that it pays to  put the credit  of the country at the disposal of its  cibizens and especially tho farmers.  Loans are arranged on a system  by which both principal and interest are taken care of by half-yearly  payments extending over a period  of thirty or forty years.    Of course  the borrower can pay in full at any  time, but thero is no reason why he  should.    If his money is not worth  more than five per cent, to him on  his farm (the rate generally charged  aud which includes both principal  and inlerest) he should get out of i  farming, because it is certain  tbat  either  he  or the  country  is   not  adapted to it.  Think what such a system would  do for Northern British Columbia,  and what a firm hold the government introducing it would secure  on tbe affections of the farming  classes. It has been claimed that  it would not be introduced in this  province for tho reason that the  large majority of our people |live in  cities and would fight such a policy  as special legislation in favor of a  comparatively small, body of the  population. But that is nonsense,  without a large area of cultivated  land tributary to it any city must  eventually come to grief. The  welfare of our cities is indissolubly  bound up with that of the country  districts, and the prosperity of the  latter re-acts at once and automatically on the former.  IE the government wants to find  a popular way to invest that surplus let it be the first Canadian  province to adopt the New'Zealand  system of farm loans, and  it can  sit back and await tlie future with  equanimity.    We have tbe land;  we have, or can soon get, tho farmers.    We have, also,  thanks to  the land policy of the government,  plenty of money in  the treasury,  and cau get more if we need it on  favorable terms.    Nothing is lacking to change the name of British  Columbia from a  "sea of mountains," to a sea of grain or other  farm produce, but a little assistance  granted at the light time to those  who are eager to undertake the  transformation.    It   costs   money  to clear land in this province, but  the land is the best on earth when  it is cleared,    A little assistance at  tho start would save the settler  years of thankless toil aud  would  enable the people of our cities to  secure   home  grown   produce  at  reasonable prices. ��������� The Interior  News. "  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    Me1sow  Department in the Interior.    i^ei-Mmj  *****3     -ril  JUST -.ARRIVED!!  TRUNKS,, VALISES   AND   SUIT   CASES   OF  'X'-MANY  SIZES,  KINDS  AND PRICES   X  Knot's Ready-Made Soups, Anchovy Paste,  Bloater Paste, Heinz's Sweet Mixed Pickles,  Lemonade Powder, Costard Powder,'Ice Cream  Powder, McClaren's Cheese, Peanut Butter,  Hams and Bacon Fresh Each Week.  L. L. Matthews & Co.  1 P. W-. GEORGE & C@. ;f  S   COPPER STREET   , . > *  *   GREENWOOD, B, C.   3  ^iiuiiiuiiiiUiimitiiiiiiiiitiuiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiuutuiiiiiiiiitiK  **���������- ... ' \\ j  '  01. CIGAR STORE  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD  i  This space is reserved for  the ad of the Beer that  made the Boundary famous  operations had to be suspended for  the.winter owing to the setting in  of bad weather, and it is calculated  that the sand which has since  drifted over tbe wreck will be  removed in a day or two by the  pumps, which can suck up 1,750  tons of sand an hour.  The Lutine -lies at a depth of  fifty  feet,  and in  her there   are  l,SO0 bars of gold and 400 bars of  silver.    Each gold bar weighs 114  ounces, and. the silver bars weigh  fifty   pounds   each.    Before   the  bullion can  be reached an enormous quantity of cannon balls will  havo to be removed, and the decks  which have collapsed removed bodily.    It is expected, if all goes well,  that tho bullion will be reached by  July.    There   are   already   slings  round the old wreck, which holds  together, having been built of British oak,  and it is under consideration to remove her bodily  into  Terschelling Harbor oy means of  lighters,   but that   depends   upon  whether her. bottom is sound.    So  far two cannon, a number of cannon  balls,  and about 50 tons of oak  have been got up. . The pumps will  suck up cannon balls weight fourteen pounds each, but not the bars  of gold, which, unless the wreck is  docked, will have to be salved by  divers.  TlJ NINQ  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early date. Leave  orders for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store.  PROVIDENCE MINING COMPANY, LIMITED  Non-Personal Liability  NOTICE is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of The  Providence Mining Company, Limited,  Non-rersonal Liability, will be held at  the office of Isaac H. Hallett, Copper  street, Greenwood, B. C, on Wednes  day, the .7th day of August, 1912.  at 10:30 o'clock in the forenoon, for tbe  purposes following, namely: To elect  directors and other officers 111 the place  of those retiring, and to transact the  ordinary business of the company.  " The Transfer Books and Register of  members of the company will be closed  from Tuesday the 23th day of July, 1912,  to Wednesday the 7th day of August,  1912, both days inclusive.  Dated tbe 23rd day of July, A.D. 1912,  By order,  M. S. MADDEN,  Secretary  Silks and   satins   put out tho  kitchen fire.'  In the Matter of the Estate of Gorman  West, late of Bull Creek, West Fork  .^  Kettle    River,    British    Columbia,"  J     Deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having claims against the late  Gorman West, who died on or about the  8th day of July, 1912, are required to furnish particulars thereof to the undersigned, duly verified.  And that after the ist day of October,  1912, the executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased  among the persons 'entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which  he shall then have had notice.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, this 25th  day of July, 1912.  A. S. BLACK  Executor.  Copper Street, Greenwood, B. C.  SEARCH FOR A MILLION  Bullion valued at over a million  is stored in the British frigate  Lutino, which has lain at the bottom of the sea off Terschelling, since  October 8, 1799, and at the end of  April tho salvage steamer Lyons,  under Captain Charles A, P.  Gardiner, set out* for tho purpose  of attempting to get tho treasure.  During the last fifty years somo  ������100,000 has been salved from the  sunken vessel, and last year tho  Ranger, by means of her powerful suction.pumps, removed 700,-  000 tons of sand which had drifted  over the frigate   In October tho  A Hot Time  Tn the Cordova "Alaskan" S. D.  Charles tells tho following graphic  story of occurrences connected with  the recent volcanic eruptions in  AlaBka:  Until seen, one can scarcely imagine the scene of desolation which  reigns in and around Kodiak. Afog-  nak and the small inhabited islands  in the volcano belt. Gray ash  from ten to sixteen inches on the  level, and from six to eight feet in  drifts covers everything���������houses,  trees, gardens, yards and meadow  land.  At Katmai were found large  pumice stone boulders, but so light  that they would float on the water.  As a result of the fall of ash,  hundreds of dead ducks drift with  the tide. The waters of the ocean  are streaked with the volcanic ash  aud steamers plow-through veritable gray seas of ash, sometimes  stretching as far as the eye can  reach. Dead clams,, candle fish  and other fish line the beaches in  places. Blind ptarmigan run  crazily about "the hills and many  dead ones may be picked up on the  bills sides. In the lake just to the  rear of Kodiak all the salmon and  last years fry aro dead. Naturally  this is true of other lakes and  streams in  tho ash   bolt.    Four  largo Kodiak  bears  were  found     A.   Mob's  a   Monster;   Heads  dead around the point not many enough but no Brains.  miles from Kodiak.  Nearly all the ewes on the government experimental farm were  found dead or nearly so, although  most of the thirty lambs came thru  alive.  The fall of ash began at 5:30 p.  m. Thursday,  June 6,   aud continued all night.   It was difficult  to breathe.   People's eyes became  imflamed and their throats parched.  It was pitch dark.   The cries of  eagles,  ravens,   sea gulls,   loons,  ducks and other wild fowls  made  the night hideous overhead.   There  was almost constant play of lightning and peal after peal of thunder.  Earthquake shocks kept  rattling  the   buildings.   People  stumbled  about with lighted lanterns, colliding with each other, getting lost  a dozen feet away from their own  doors,    'expecting    death    every  minute,  but  determined to   visit  those who needed attention and do  what little they could to encourage  them.     They    were   uncertain  whether death would come in the  form of suffocating sulphur gases  whether they would be buried by  the falling sand,  struck by lightning or destroyed by earthquakes.  Cigars,   Tobacco,'   Fruit  . and Confectionery.  Free Reading Room with  all the Daily Papers.  J.NANKERVIS -  PROPRIETOR  LOWERY'S CLAIMy.  '-'During tlio87, months that Lowcry's-i1!  Claim was on earth it did business all  over the'world." It was the most  unique, independent- and fearloss jour-,  nal over produced in Canada. Political ���������  and'theological enemiea pursued it with  the-venom of-a rattlesnake until the  ffovornment shut.it out* of the mails,  and its editor ceasad to publish .it,  partly on account of a lazy liver and  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a paper that is .outlawed. Hi ore  a"ro still 20 different editions of this-con-..  demned journal in print. SondlO cents  and got ono'or $2 and get the bunch.  .     R. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. C    .  ARG������  TUNNEL  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.  OLA LOFSTAD  President.  JAMBS McCREATH  Secretary.  STOP!   LOOK!   LISTEN!  The Reduction Sale at C, F. Stork's Dry Goods  Store has been such a successTthat we have de/  cided to place in a stock of Absolutely New  Goods, and we are now prepared to meet the  demands of the people _of this country at very  low prices, New Goods will be constantly  .coming in, we want your trade and will treat  you right, t > t _       t t  C. F. STORK,   -   GREENWOOD


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