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 ,      j is f  /2frPU*C4x*J  V)  ft ***  /  _ Vol.. XII.  GREENWOOD, R; 0;,*THURSDAY, JUNE 21,1906.-  : No; -50 ,  UFe in spet^oos'  Dr. Mathison, dentist, Naden-  Fiood block.  The Greenwood Miners' Union  will give a ball in the old Masonic  building on the evening of July 13.  Mrs. J. W. Nelson of the Pioneer hotel, left yesterday on a  three months' visit to relatives in  Minnesota.  James C. Dale came down from  the West Fork Tuesday. He reports considerable assessment work  being done in the vicinity of Carmi.  Public schools will close tomorrow for the summer holidays, and  the teachers will, leave the following day for Victoria, to attend the  teachers'annual convention.  At the meeting of tho license  commissioners held in Midway last  week, all the applicants were  granted licenses with the exception  of Jas. Dallas and another  The case before W. G. McMynn,  stipendiary magistrate, last week,  for over-driving a horse, was dismissed.' Another case will be  heard tomorrow morning, with another lad as defendant.  The largest ship in the world  is plowing .the Atlantic���������Fernie  Free Press. Great' Scott 1 - .Is it  possible that some thieving corporation has homesteaded the Atlantic, with ' the intention of going  into mixed farming?���������Golden Star.  Wednesday morning Kid Rogers  knocked a woman down and kicked  her to death in a saloon in Ferry.  Rogers belongs to the class who  live on unfortunate women, and  his victim was a."dance hall gir'."  Sheriff McGrigor arrested Rogers  shortly after the murder was committed.  An alarm of fire was turned in  last Thursday afternoon from the  P. \V. George building, aud on investigation it was found to have  come from the Presbyterians, who  were giving a social of some kind  in tho building. It is probable  that the old brimstone was making  a last stand* for recognition in the  ' affairs of the church.  In tho speedy trials case Rex v  Burrill, for'passing cheques without funds in the bank, before his  Honor Judge Clement this morning, the accused was sentenced' to  sixty days hard labor. The woman  in favor of whom the cheques were  issued, in her evidence stated that  she bad sold liquor to the accused  without a license. His honor  fined her $250 or six months in  jail, the maximum penalty.  The Christian Endeavor Society  entertained the Epwortb League in  the Presbyterian .church last evening. A large number of the members of both organizations were  present. Mr. H. O. Lamb occupied the chair. Mrs. Oliver and  Mr. Alex Robinson sang, aud Mr.  H. 0. Lamb gave two recitations  and Beveral (speeches. Rev. M. D.  McKee and Rev. H. S. Hastings  also spoke briefly. Refreshments  were serve I -during tho evening.  Saturday last Luigi Nazeato was  fatally injured by a pile of rubbish  falling on him at the construction  work on the Greenwood smelter,  and died while being taken to the  hospital. An inquest was held  Monday by Coroner- Black, with  Joseph Wilmshurst (foreman) Jos,  A. Chenier, Matt Maloney, Andy  Dunning, C. H. King and A. D.  Hallott as jurors. " A verdict was  rendered that deceased came to his  death by fro'n piping" falling upon  him and fr'ac'tfiring his skull, causing eclmp'ression of tho brain.  (it,... f ���������,.   -j ,'.!, :!���������'.  ."  Diamond drill for' sale. Apply  at this office.  Birthday cards from 5c to 25c at  at Smith & McRae's. - -  W. M. Law and James- Russell  of Midway were visitors in the.city  this week.  The bartender will always be delighted to hand you out a box of  KKC cigars.  R. H. Buruham, district freight  and passenger agent of the Great  Northern, located iu Grand Forks,  was in the city today.  Last week a marriage license  was granted at the government  office to Austiu Lewis - Bishop of  Boundary Falls aud Elizabeth  Waddle of Spokane.  The Greenwood baseball team  went to Chesaw, Wash., .last Sunday, and were defeated by a score  of 11 to -9. In all other respects  the trip was very satisfactory.  Wednesday evening R. Hockley  of Edmonton, grand vice chancellor of the Knights of Pythias for  Manitoba and the Northwest territories, paid a fraternal visit to the  local lodge.  . Fred Simpson of the Cranbrook  Herald was elected grand master  of the Odd Fellow last week. He  is the first newspaper m^n in the  province to bo so honored. Congratulations.  The local lodge K. of P., is making arrangements to have a joint  installation of the officers of Midway, Phoenix and .Greenwood  lodges held here on the 11th of  July, -with Grand Chancellor Irwin, of Nelson, as installing officer.  Invitations have been sent to the  other lodges, and it is probable  that the juint installation will be  held.  A. R. Pope and A. Arthur of  the Midway & Vernon, are taking  a trip through the country tributary to the proposed line of railway. They left Carmi about three  weeks ago with a couple of pack  animals and are visiting Penticton,  Inkameep, McKinney, Fairview,  Oroville, Kelowna, etc., coming  back from the latter piace over the  Summit trail to Carmi. They  spent a few days at Dayton camp  the past week.  An appeal has been taken from  the conviction of Helen Hastings  by Judge Clement this morning,  on the ground that his honor is  without jurisdiction. The woman  was giving evidence for the crown  in a criminal action and in . the  course of examination was compelled to admit that she had sold  liquor without a license. This and  the fact that the act under which  conviction was made does not apply to municipalities, has led  counsel ro give notice of appeal.  ; A curious medical case was  brought to the attention of the Sun  last Saturday night. Louis Johnson, a pioneer- prospector of the  Boundary, while in Eholt last week  was stricken with what appeared  to be total paralysis. Ho was taken to the Sisters' hospital in  Greenwood, where a minute "examination of his person was made. In  the small of the back a swollen  patch nearly the size of a man's  hand was discovered. In the center of this inflammation a wood-  tick was found imbedded in the  flesh. The mischievous creature  was removed and tho patient immediately began to improve. Last  Saturday night he was again walking around Grand Forks as if nothing of a serious nature had occor-  red.���������Grand Forks Sun.  ��������� The'-Mikado' social giveii last  week by the ladies of.the Presby-"  terian church netted about $150.  ,>Vhen you go into the hills take  along a box of Royal Seal' cigars,  they may help you to find something.'  ,  Provincial .Officer Dinsmore, of  Grand Forks, came over today to  take the prisoner Burrill to Nelson  jail.  The Sunset machinery was taken  up to Phoenix this week, and is  now being put in-place at the  Idaho. .,,'  .  The memorandum and articles  of association of tho Greenwood-  Eureka Mining company have been  printed and the necessary steps  taken for the incorporation of the  company.'       -     .'**.���������  Rev. M. D. and Mrs. McKee  were the recipients "of a beautiful  china set this week, on the seventh  anniversary of their wedding. Mrs.  J. P. McLeod made the presentation and Mr. H. 0. Lamb the address on behalf of the congregation.  W. B. Wilcox of the. Phoenix  Pioneer was in the city today.' Mr.  Wilcox reports exceptional weather  at tho top of the hill, but did not  say whether it was exceptionally  hot or cold, or wet or dry; just exceptional weather.  A letter received from Kenneth,  Cal., the past week "states that  Henry Siuve and Miss Rose  Wright, both formerly residents of  Greenwood, were married in the  Roman Catholic church there on  the 30th of May by Rev. Father  Heugeut. The many.friends . of  the happy couple in Greenwood  will join The Ledge in wishing  them a long and prosperous wedded  existence. ,-  Tuesday morning next at 10:30  o'clock, the two appeals from the  decisions of the license commissioners will bo heard before His  Honor, Judge Clement. It appears  that the license commissioners for  Greenwood district decided not to  grant licenses to two of the Midway  hotels,-now running, on the  grouuds that they had not complied  with the provisions of the Liquor  License Act,and the owners are now  bringing the matter before the county court judge, in the hope of reversing the action of the commissioners.  Fred Hazlewood returned yesterday evening from attendance at  the annual meeting of the Western  Federation of Miners, held' in  Denver, Col. A large amount of  business was transacted. Strange  to say, none of the delegates were  arrested1 for crimes already co m  mitted or for those which might be  committed at some time in the  future. Tbe Citizens' Alliance appears to have lost its grip since the  arrest of Moyer and Haywood.  Ernest Mills will return in a few  days, provided he is not arrested  for the complicity of the death of  Lincoln or Charles I.  The Greenwood Board of Trade  has not been heard of for some  time. It started up last winter  with a flourish of trumpets, a new  secretary was engaged, and the telephone exchange was kept so busy  with board of trade schemes that it  was almost impossible for business  men to make connections. Even  if there are no - railway or power  companies that require boosting at  the present time, the board of  trade is a good thing to keep alive.  There are times when questions of  importance to tho city can be discussed, even if there are no corporations interested.  The latest railway news is to  the effect that instead of building  up the North Fork from Grand  Forks, the Great Northern   will  up;{the" North Forkjto Franklin  camp. It is also .positively stated  that connections' between Midway  and Summit camp, through Greenwood will be made this year. The  extension of the road from Summit  camp to Franklin camp would be  a much more feasible route than to  run a branch from- Graml Forks up  the North Fork.- Between Franl. -  lin and Summit camps the grade  will be a fairly easy one.  Geologist Arrives  Last week, Mr. Charles Camsell,  geologist, from the Canadian Geological Survey, came to.-,Penticton  and obtained an' outfit to proceed  into the hills for the purpose of  entering upon his summer's work.  He has three attendants and several pack horse3 with outfits. J.  Fraser Campbell is acting as guide  and Edgar Robinson and another  as packers. , '' 7 '  The field assigned to him for  this summer is the' Similkamecn,-  commencing at the pqiut where the  south fork crosses the American  boundary From this they will  work down the Similkameen to  to Copper and Kennedy mountains.  On their way over from Penticton they came across by the Nickel  Plate, which they reached on Saturday, and Mr. Camsell took a  look around the Camp for a da}\  On Saturday they came down to  Hedley and proceeded up the river  to Princeton.���������Hedley Gazette.,  A GREAT ACT  A great act is that done by Count  DeRobeo ou a unicycle and he will  be here, with Frank Mahara's  Minstrels next Wednesday June  27th. This is Count {DeRobeo.'s  first appearance- in 'America,"-. and-  although he has many imitators he  has never had an equal in bis line.  Manoger Frank Mahara has added  many now and novel features to  his popular organization since last  season and, judging from the flattering press comments on the show  wherever it has appeared he  must have a wonder of a  show and it is expected that  the theatre will be filled to the doors  on the night of his appearance here.  Mahara's concert band will'give a  parade' at noon and a concert in  front of the theatre at 7:30 p. m.  and father; therefore, be it  Resolved, That we, the members of Greenwood Miners' Union,  as a further mark of esteem, extend to the relatives of our late  brother our sincere and heartfelt  sympathy in their hour, of sorrow  and bereavement. As we all inhst  learn that death is the final scene  of human life������������������it comes when  childhood days are reaching' out to  youth; it comes to youth and cuts  short its ambitions; it comes to  man in manhood's prime,, and  leaves his work undone; it comes  when wantng strength and hoary  locks proclaim that the end is near.  Whether in mid-sea or among the  .breakers of the further shore, a  wreck at last must mark the end of  each aud nil, and every life, no  matter if it is every hour, is rich  with love, and every moment jewelled with joy, will at close become  a tragedy, ..as sad and deep and  dark as can be woven of the warp  and woof of mystery and death;  and be it further  Resolved, That our Charter be  draped in mourning for a period  of 30 days, and a copy of these  resolutions be sent to the relatives  of the deceased, and to the Miners'  Magazine for publication, and that  they be spread upon the records of  this Union.  R. A. Matiieisox,  Clay Mauntell,  Chas. H. Lincow,  Committee.  Co  District jHJtflS NtWS  K&3&SB8 SR4S3SS &������&������2<oS������S3E38gSS  R.'Yuill was in the city this  week. He is working on his  Hardy Mountain claims.  Captain Gordon left Wednesday  morning for- the Arlington camp  on the West Fork to work on his  properties there.  A ledge about two and a half  feet in.width was encountered'in  the Gold Finch the past week. It  is said the oi-eaveragcs $40 to the  ton.  Some-nice tsspeciineus of silver  ore were brought down from the  Duncan near Beaverdell this week.  The specimens are in tho window  of P. W. George & Co.  returus for thi;   it-  silver, and 4..1  Clement Vacher, superintendent  of the Sally group on Wallace  mountain has been in the city for  the past- week making ��������� arrangements for more actively developing  the property.  business  i l :���������-  As Mr.  Next Monday tho mill at Carmi  will be started, and all the ore on  the dump will be treated. Development will, it is expected, be resumed on the property about the  1st of July.  There are fewer prospectors  around Cobalt this year, but more  active development upon the properties. Since the fall of 1904 ore  to the value of $2,500,000 has been  shipped from the Cobalt mines. It  is evidently a camp of rich but  narrow streaks of ore on tho surface.  Again the king's oldest subject is  dead. Of course a new one might  succeed to tho office every day and  there be nothing incongruous in  that, but when the^ oldest dies one  day, aged 109, and a few weeks  later another one dies, aged 118,  the supposition is tliafc something  has happened to age the latter man  very rapidly.  Russell-Law- Caulfield Co. have  just received a large shipment of  Jacob & Co's biscuits.  RESOLUTIONS  OF CONDOLENCE:  The following resolutions of condolence were adopted by the Greenwood Minors' Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., relating to the death of our  departed brother, Carl Gustavo Peterson, who met his death at the  Strathmore mine, on tho morning  of Juno 13, 1906 :  WiiKKKAfi, Death has again invaded our ranks and taken from  among us a true aud faithful member of this Union, the community  an honest and upright citizen, the  extend its lin6 from Summit Camp | family a kind and loving husband  Plant for Greenwood.  The progressive and ambitious  city of Greenwood will 60on be  equipped with a thoroughly modern,plant capable of supplying its  needs in respect of light and power  for many years to come.  ,;_An.order has been placed with  Allis-Chalmers-Bullock . company,  through J. O. Gillice, of Nelson,  district representative, by the  Greenwood City Waterworks Company, formerly the Greenwood  Electric Company. Mr. Gillice  spent the latter half of last week iu  Greenwood completing the negotiations for the contract. Seen in his  office Tuesday by a representative  of the Daily. Canadian, he gave the  details of the contract.  The plant will be of 125 kilowatt, 4,400 volt, 3 phase, 60 cj'cle,  with an alternating current generator of the waterwheel type, directly connected with a Doble water  wheel of the "Impulse" type.  For the direct current there will be  an S-kilowatt exciter as a unit,  which will be' similarly connected  to a Doble water wheel.  The new plant will furnish all  the light required in Greenwood  for dwellings, streets, stores and  all other purposes, aud power in  small uuits for local industries,  but not sufficient for the operation  of mines or smelters. For purposes of comparisou of the capacity  of the projected plant in the proportion of 125 to 750, the Nelson  plaut being of 750 kilowatts.  " When the Greenwood plant is  in operation," said Mr. Gillice, "it  .will.be the most modern aud complete plant of its kind in British  Columbia."���������Nelson Canadian.  This week the 10 horsepower  electric motor, is being put in place  at the Prince Henry mine by E.  G. Warren, and development will  be resumed as soon as the machinery is in ruuning order.  It is probable that the Meadow  Lark, adjoining the Skylark, will  change hands in the course of a  week or two.. -The, property- is  owned by a syndicate of local mer,  and arrangements are being made  to transfer it to a syndicato of  Phoenix and" Greenwood parties.  A number of the Greenwood owners will retain an interest in the  claim, and they with Mayor Rum-  ber������er and other Phoenix parties  will form the new syndicate with  sufficient capital to develop the  claim.  shutdown, also due to the price -of ���������  copper, .the mine, was .reopened- in  September, 1902, and ,by  the: end  of the year 14,443 tons^f uusorteif)  ore had bsen shipped.    The assay  ore were 1.75 oz.  per cent,   copper.  The power plant at the B. C.  con- -  sists of four steam boilers  furnish-:'  ing a'total of 225'H. R; a ten "drill  air compressor : one large and two  small hoists ; pump and plant for  electric lighting ���������Auaeonda News.  From Goldfield.  A letter was received   at   this  office the past week   from "John '  Huston) M. P. P. for Nelson, who  is now in the real estate  at   Goldfield,   Nevada.  Huston can express himself in few-,  er.words than the average writer, -  we give his letter as it is:  " The Ledge of the 7th to- hand'  this morning, and/I must cougrat- '  ulate you both on  its general appearance and its contents, and I  hope its publication will give every -.  man or boy connected with it three  pquares   a   day.    It difiers from',  weekly papers down here. .Here,  no weekly paper ever prints a paragraph that reads as if the writer  had au original thought.   It would  not do, as the publishers are almost wholly dependent on tho business   favors of   mining company  promoters.    There are  three  papers in Goldfield���������an evening daily,  and two weeklies.    Were you to  readall three this week the only',  difference you would notice in" the  next \veek*s_ issues.:would be the;__  names   o.f  mining- companies. or ,  mining districts ornewdiscoveries.  The  phraseology   would   be  the  same,   and   the  stuff .is    locally  named ' b .'  The British Columbia Copper  Co's deal with the Oro Dunoro  Mines Co. for the purchase of the  Oro Denoro mine was coucluded  lost Saturday, when the bond was  taken up. Diamond drilling is in  progress on the property, the drill  at present working in the long  tunnel below the G. N. tracks.  The mine has been on the shipping  list since early in 1903, aud produced a total of 41,348 tons. The  ore is calco-pyrite and magnetite,  of about the usual Boundary grade.  ���������Anaconda News.  FLOAT FROM NELSON.  It is rumored here that the provincial election will occur in October.  " Q,uecrmi8s " is what the boyR  call the latest bazaar to get your  money in Nelson.  The last show took $3,000 out of  the city. Tho people are so intelligent that they seldom miss any  kind of a performance.  Hugh Madden is keeping a saloon in Manhattan, Nevada.  The Dollar Grocory in this city  is paying $20 each for Great Auks.  A working bond has been taken  on the B. C. mine, iu Summit  Camp," by the British Colombia  Copper Co., Ltd., it is officially  announced. Pumping out the  water has been started and actual  development work will bo begun  as soon as possible. The B. C.  group consists of nine full claims  and two fractions, on which considerable development work was  done under charge of Mr. S. F.  Parish. Up to tho end of 1903,  when work was discontinued, 101,-  075 tons of oro had been shipped.  The oro is the usual casual-pyrite  carrying some gold, but somewhat  higher grade than most Boundary  ores of this character. According  to figures published iu August,  1903, 67,185 tons were shipped  prior to tho cud of 1.901, having an  average assay value of .0J.5 oz of  gold 2.5 oz. of silver, and 5,p paper cont. copper, This ore, however, was sorted, ou account of  the low price of copper then prevailing.   After an  eight months!  "But this is a very good country, and hundreds who came to it  poor are today well fixed, and not  a few of them came from British  Columbia. Goldfield and Tonopali  ���������28 miles apart���������are both good  towns, together having a population of 10",000.- The mines of the  two camp3 employ about 1,000/  men, aud the output is somewhere  in the neighborhood of $10,000,000  in gold and silver. Some of the  ore is free-milling gold and is  treated at the local mills, but the  bulk of it is shipped to smelters.  "The climate here is much tho  same as with you, tho altitude of  tbe level country being 6000. feet  above sea level, aud both towns  are only a few hundred feet above  the general level of the country,  and are not mouniaiu towns, like  Rossland, Sandon and Phoenix.  "Tho one disagreeable feature  here is dust. Wheu the wind  blows hard, which is at least once  a week, the dust is too much in ev-  idenqe, aud in mid-summer is most  annoying. '  "I see that allitho printing material I purchased in Nelson is  once mose in use. My successors  usually change .tho names, but my  last successor did not even have  originality enough to do that.   Bi>  fore leaving Nelson I intended <o-  ':������������������'��������� ..it*     .       .  publish both morning and evening  editions of the Tribune,  and  had  elcctrotvpes made for the mornir.g  edition.     The   name   was   "The  Morning Canadian."   I am pleased  that my old staff are the  mechai -  'i i ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� *  ics on the "Canadian, for they nro  good workmen and "squaremen.'I  If Lowery is with you', give .him  my regards, ijq has a whole lot  of tjllicurns hero.  Plenty of copper ha'd"~Kootonay  Belle cigars are found iu the Bjuh;  dary. nffBIMHT  Aijvijijw-i'cxJ. II. _(.,'. J11111:  (������������������)���������.       '    t   ' " i   ���������  not;.  no GHici-;srwuoD ledge  '?. siyi. law  PROVINCIAL  .1  LAND S'JrV.'JtYOR  GREENWOOD, B. C.  S       '    v'������ -  W. WIODOWSON, Chemist mid Aosayor,  Nel������oliIU-0,.-jO(ilil.Silver1'l.c.id or Copper,  ������i -oach^Ciolil-Srivcr, ������1.50; S i Ivor-Lead,'  H.SO; Zlni\- *X*,,Gold Silver! with Lead or  G>l>por,i$:!.50. Samplc-i'arriving by oxjiri'Si.  ���������or mail wlH'rcttitvc prompt iittuiilioii. ��������� 1'. 0 '  ��������� Drawer, 1J08; Phone A liV.'   "I   :>i     ���������     ���������    I    !  ���������Vljll*  pif p ROOMS  By day ,or week ; $2 a week  .'���������'   'I   V ���������>     ' ' ���������'     ���������  and up, at the  Commercial  ���������. ���������'. .1  hotel,,Copper street, Green-  wood.    Bath ������in connection.  P. POUPARD  THE STAGE LINES.  The stnge " for   Phoenix   leaves  Greenwood every day at 3  p.   m.,  and returns at 10.30 a. m.     J.   S.  [McCague, proprietor.  The stage for Ferry, carrying  .United States and Canadian mail  .leaves Greenwood every day at  >7.30 a. m. Returning it leaves  Ferry at (5.15 p. m. J, McDonald,  proprietor.  ���������' The Mother Lode stage leaves the  mine, except Sundays, at 8.30 a.  'm., 1.30 p m., and C.30 p. in.  'Leaves Greenwood at 10 a. m., 4  p. m., and 8 p. in. On Saturdays  '.the last stage leaves at 10 p. in.  ^Mother Lode Stage Co., Props.  The Boundary Falls stage leaves  the Falls daily at 9 a. m., and  'Greenwood at 11.30 a. m. W.  'Craig, proprietor.  The Beaverdell stage leaves  .Greenwood every Saturday at S a!  'm., and returns on Tuesdays. It  'carries the mails from Rock Creek  fup and down the river. . D. O.  " McK}', proprietor.  All the above stage lines arrive  and depart from Yuill's stage  ^office, Copper street.  poem entitled, "Yumped tho Yob"  It is said to have boen written by  Charley Olsen, of Ainsworth.  The mines at Phoenix are so  close to the towu that every lime  a blast rocks tbe ozone a stranger  thinks the windows iu his hotel  have the ague.  Some of tho mining camps in  Nevada are' covered with snow.  Tho most enterprising assayers  have failed to find even a trace of  jjcold in the fleecy.  Reckxti.v the Nelson News is  often ahead of the date proving  that the spur of competition will  sometimes induce the makeup  man to reach into tho future.  Tin-; member for Yale-Cariboo  stated in the house of commons a  few days ago that he was a " newspaper man." Strange, the hallucinations that find lodgment in the  brain of our member.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursdayrat Greenwood, B. C, and the price is $: a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, United  States, Mexico and Great Britain. To  "other countries it is sent postpaid for  '$2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  ���������Ledge, Greenwood, li. C.  Jas. W. gfuer, manager.  In Canada there are 20,000 yellow Chinamen.  If you have heart trouble drink  no fluids, not even water.  >'  : : .    :   .  The Appeal   to   Reason   is  longer contraband in Canada.  no  The Slocan should begin to pick  up.    Silver is dropping in prices  We have heard no  one ask the  month of. June if it had a mouth.  The cheap magazine craze is be-  iug worked to a finish in America.  A poem by the New Denver laureate has been crowded oue of this  TJ88Ue.    '    ���������;--���������'v-;-;.-  1   The muckrake is mighty and  seems to prevail in the United  'States.  e  : .���������_...���������  1 *  Letiiuuidce is seeking information about gas. Might drop a line  'to Grand Forks.  Eiioj.t    is    progressive.      The  leading hotel furnishes its boarders  r  with ice cream.  Time brings many changes. A  Chink iiow tlirmns a washboard  piano in Silverton.  Stoppi.vci the use of tobacco has  mariy'a 'tirno cured a disease th it  5)aflled' all khe doctors.   .  r   . .. .11���������l_^_:   Jt'Dorvo- from the supplements  in the .'Grit papers tho man with  the muck' rake' is already reaching  W Dick McBmle.   '  j     ,.-,..,.   4...-pji-T_r��������� _  The Rossland Miner wants more  Evhuytiiing is lively^, in the  Boundary except the mail service  between Phoenix and the copper  metropolis. Some enterprising individual should put on a Hue of  carrier pigeons between tho two  cities.  Geo. Evaxs, who is always  serious, now remarks that Grand  Forks is bound to be the greatest-  town in Southern B. C. This put  us in mind of the second Buttes  that we heard of around Kootenay  when tli3 grass was ou the ledges  many years ago.  StxcE a local editor took charge  of affairs, the telephone system has  been running smoothly. It is always well to procure an experienced person to handle largo concerns. The manager of the telephone system is highly pleased at  the results from the visit of the  " bull to his china shop "  Pjuxteus beware of water. The  shift boss of the Moyie Leader  nearly lost his life the other day  by a Equall hitting tho boat in  which he was breaking the Sabbath. He saved his life by throwing a bunch of his editorials overboard, and now swears he will  never touch water again.  Si'Ectalizatjo.v of thought tends  to make fanatics. This is why  some Christians can see no good in  an infidel, and some Socialists no  good in the Grits. It applies all  down the Hue, for thought to the  mind is like food to the body. ; It  must bo varied if you would avoid  a lop-sided hump in.. ..your upper  stope.      -  '���������..'    ��������� "��������� ���������:' ��������������������������� - '  Au/the train robbers are not in  jail. A few thousand of them are  still at large. We do not mean  the fellows who draw a gun .on the  engineer and tell him- to unhitch  the express, but those.poor economical schemers who.try to. ruin the  company by getting a half fare  rate from the Con.  net, or by most of them; but he  was feared as much as Lie was distrusted, and he accordingly had his  way. In~Mr;-Ales-worth the government has a minister who personally is a gentleman, and who politically should prove a power.  The country will watch with some  expectancy for those evidences of  force and ability which made him  the leader at the bar and which  should make him equally conspicuous as a public man'.'���������Vancouver  Province.  Tho inference is obvious, from  tbe foregoing, that the editor of  the Province does not consider Mr.  Fitzpatrick a gentleman. If ho is  not a gentlcmon, he should not be  on the supreme court bench of  Canada.  EXPERT TESTIMONY  It is just like going to church to  read the Nelson Canadian.���������Greenwood Ledge.  Yes, and it's just like going to   to read The Ledge.���������Nelson  Canadian.  The editor of the Datiy Canadian should bo able to give expert testimony regarding .  -.! -.1  farmers 'to inVest ar,6und that city.  *Quifoa number from Ontario did  put in a chunk'some years ago,  I.v response to an enquiry we  wiN'say tliat Ibsen,,, the great Norwegian   poet  did   not   write   the  Canada is becoming a paradise  for criminals under the machine  system at Ottawa. Brothier, the  most degraded scoundrel who ever  came up for sentence in British  Columbia, was pardoned by the  minister of justice, and the ballot  box stuffer in Saskatchewan has  been allowed his freedom on  suspended sentence by Judge Pren-  degast of Regina. The pardoner  of Brothier is now chief justice of  the supreme court of Canada. It  is not difficult to imagine the impartiality of the decisions that will  be handed down by such a person.  Judge Prendegast of Saskatchewan  is a machine appointee and of  course must'do the work he was  intended to perforin.  'fWiiATEVKU Mr. Fitzoatrick's  merit!*-' were, and his ability will  not be denied, it will be generally  admitted that the country as a  whole placed little trust in- him as  a public man, had little belief in  his frank tiffs or his anxiety for the  welfare of tho Dominion at large.  Mr. Fitzpatrick was. always looked  upon as an intriguer 119 a member  of cabals. Ho wos even distrusted  by his own colleagues in the Cabi-  CHEAPER SMELTING  First adopted in this country by  the  Mar3Tsville smelter,   then  by  the Canadian Smelting Works at  Trail, and now by the Hall  Mines  at Nelson, the Huntiugton-IIeber-  lien process, is said to be revolutionizing the lead smelting industry  and promises to take a great  part  in the reduction   of- copper ores.  By its introduction the Hall Mines  company is said to effect an  economy in the amount of fuel used to  the  amount   of   ore   roasted,   an  economy in the far less amount of  attendant manual labor necessary,  an economy in the protracted and  partial elimination of sulphur,   by  the substitution thereof of a rapid  roasting   and converting   process  which entirely eliminates the sulphur,   doing   away    with     much  handling of the ore products,   and  also  an   important saving iu   the  evolution of copper matte from the  lead furnaces.    It is these savings,  which has   been "asserted   to   be  equivalent to at least $������ a ton  in  the smelting of lead ores,  not as  yet perhaps absolutely  verified  by  the limited;-'experience   available,  that the hope of the lead miners of  the Slocan and East Kootenay  is  largely   resting.       Cheapness    of  treatment means the production of  more ore aud development of the  mines on a large scale.    More development means a larger supply  of ore.    With that larger supply,  the lead   smelters   assured   of its  steadiness of flow, will bo able  to  reduce lead, smelting, rates to terms  more resembling those governing  the   reduction   of copper.     Lead  ores to-day are smelted at $12 per  ton, plus the marketing and moisture charges.    It is this' so-called  marketing charge of 1 per percent,  per pouud on the lead contents in  the ore, that lias been a thorn  in  the side of the.Slocan lead miners  for years.'   However, we look for  another reduction   iu    treatment  rates before long,   which  wo hope  will stimulate   the industry.     A !  cut of ������3 per ton  was made some  months ago.���������Sandon Standard.  way construction compaii}'. lie  now owns three truck farms, and  raises all vegetables used in his  line of hotels. He' also owns a  farm of 11,000'acres in the state of  Tamaulpas. He employs 100  Mexicans and 25 Chinese coolies.  He says the average pay to Mexicans is 44 cents a day and to the  Chinese 75 cents. When I asked  him why he paid the Chinaman  more than the Mexicans, he said  he could work tho Chinese eighteen  hours a day if necessary, and that  it was like- pulling teeth to get four  hours a clay out of the peons. He  says the peons live on 72 cents  week. If a Chinaman can become  a millionaire in twenty years here,  an American ought to be able to  make a living.  ��������� Smoke a K. K.  would be happy.  C. cigar if you  The man who boasts of making  many enemies wonders why he has  so few friends.  Ask the barkeep for a Kootenay  Belle cigar.  R.    ROBINSON  Is the only shoemaker in  America who obtained a .  medal at the Paris Exposition in 1S7S for making the  Best shoes. Boots made to  order; Repairing neatly  executed.       ' i  COPPER  STREET,  GREENWOOD  MERGHANT  TAILOR - -  M  9  3 Special attention given to the ft  H        ... . _      . . B  M  M  M  H  H  K< Coppeu Street, Greenwood  &I������SEB52ICKZ3fSC22SCBKCHHH5  The Kootenay  Standard Cigar  Is made in Nelson.   -Try a shipment and please your patrons.  1     J. C. Thelin, Nelson  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  TCootenays.  >ar  Old Ironsides Avenue  Is under lease" to the undersigned.  The cigars are* fragrant and can be  smoked without the aid of a porous  plaster. The beer is not all froth,  and tiic nerve bracers touch the  right spot, especially in the mornings Come in and have a shot. .  W. S. DAVIDSON  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  'NOTICE i* hereby Riven that at the next  liieutiiiK of the Hoard of License ('oiiiniis*ioncra  for the i-it.- of Greenwood, I intend to annly fur  a transfer to O. A. Demosey ol the liquor license  now held by inu'for the Arlington hotel, situ.ite  on lot 2.', block 7, Copper street, City of Gieen-  UOI (I.  Dated the 23rd day of May, lfinii  ALEXGREIO  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  NOTICE h hereby. Riven that at the nexl  int'ctuij,' of the Domd "of License Commissioner.-,  for IheUtyof Grcedwood. I intend to apply foi  a transfer to Orei������ & Mori i.������6n of the license now  held by mo for.the I'ur-ilic Hotel,.situated ou  Lnu s:t and III. Block 7. City of Greenwood.  Greenwood, II. C. ilay Ifl, l.WU.  HENRY H. MADDEN.  Cleaning and Kepairing  Department  PUPS FOR SALE  Llewellyn -pups, for sale.    Apply  to W. J. Cramer, Phoenix.   , ���������������������������,, -..  CAPITAUMED  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  A Chinaman in Mexico  "While   sitting  in  the smoking  vestibule of  a  deeper  the  other  day between   Portfirio   Diaz   and  Torreon, writes Omar K. Benedict  in the Ilobart, (Okla.)   News Ile-  publican, I was   introduced   to a  very familiar  character   with   all  Americans    traveling    over    the  national lines.   Hois a Chinaman,  and his name is Foouchurk.    He is  naSTiralizcd, wears short hair,   and  talks better English ��������� than a great  many  Americans.     Ho-owns all  the railway eating houses between  Diaz and the city of Mexico,  and  is estimated, to be   worth   over  a  million in gold.   Ho came to Mexico f?om  California over   twenty  years' ago with less than  ������20 and  went to work as cook for tho rail-  Winnipeg, Port Arthur,   Duluth.  St.. Paul.  Through excursion rat^s to .Toronto, Montreal,Maritime Provinces  New York and New England on  application.  Dates of wile:  June 4,0,.7>2U>3A.;-  July!i,.:i.  AugUHt'7, H,!K  .St-pteniburttVin.  Tickets subject to usual variations of route and include meals  and berths on Canadian Pacific  steamers on Great Lakes. Full  particulars from  J. 5. CAKTJJIt, V. V..A., NoIkoii.  Float is not a- periodical.  It is a book containing 8G  illustrations, all.told, and .'  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cash- .  in after the flash daj:s of  ��������� Sandon'; how it rained iu  Now 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 ontprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts the  roamings of a western editor amongst the tender--  feet in tlio 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 article too numerous to mention. Send  for one before it is too  late. The price is twenty-  live cents, postpaid to any  part of the-' 'world.' Address all letters to  JR.. T. Lowery  NELSON, B. C.  BANK OF BRITISH NORTtf AMERICA  PAID UP CAPITAL, $4-866,667;  RESERVE'FUND   -  $2; I 4 1,333  ' .;  Transacts a general banking-.business.'   Interest'  allowed on Savings Accpiimts,.from*  ono ' dollar upwards at"  - current rates.  COPPER ST.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  rlspF-prrlvF:  2-L7J'r   Ha-  rb+  BANK   OF   MONTREAL ,  ESTABLISHED   1817.  PAID   UP  CAPITAL, $14,400,000.          REST, $10,000,000 fjp  UN   IVIDED PROFITS, $801,855.41 j|l}j  General Bunking BusinesslTransacrert.   Drafts issued on all "points, and .Collections made at lowest rat -s.                                 - -teH  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   -\   W. F. PROCTOR,           ' |������  INTEREST ALLOWED ATCURRENT RATES    /MANAGER GRBSNWOOD BRANCH  wJWJLMrBEnmaamrrvrl tin ,-w.aManIuj;<jaK^uii������.rviM������������UMC������j,!.^-uj-.iwr  T3rwjnflj.jmi  Dealers in  Q  9  e  e  Fresh and Salt IVTeats, pish and Poultry ������  a  o  Shops in nearly all the towns, of Boundary and  the Kootenay. ...  ������������a������9������������a������������s8������s������o������������������'?5Si������������������os������������������6e������s������o9o������a������������s������������������������������ec������������&  s'3>v������������fi{)YaSMHfaU,  A full line of. Trunks,."Valises_  and Bird Cages for sale at the.  Red -Front Furniture Store.  A; L. WHITE & CO;  iterile fer CltBi  " tMINKKAI.   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements. .  NOTICE.  TJUmnml Knid-forml" Mineral Claim, oltuato  in the Greenwood Allnlntf Division of Yale  Dj,t,i-lct.   Whore located:   In 1,'roviilenoo  .'Cuiiiii.  'PAKK  NOTICK ttitU wo, .folia V. MuLnoil.  I    Free  Mlnor'H CerrlJleafo  No. HWHTill-.' mid  William Diamond, Krai Allnor'n Certlfli'atoNo.  HfllWilj inteiil. xlxty ilny.H from the date Imrcof,  tnii|i|ily lo the Mining Hocimlcr fi-r n C'ertlll-  cittuur Iimirvvemuiitii, for tin) piirpouc of oli-  taliilngn Crown luantol tliealxivu claim.  .  Ami lurtlier take notice t:mt notion,  under  .-ioiillon .'17, niUHfc lii.- commenced   liefnre   tlio  Ih.iiiiiiicc of huiiIi ('iirtlllciile of im|iniVomoiitK.  Dated this !/tli day of May, A, D. Itul.  1-1 il  PHOENIX, B. C��������� JULY 2 AND 3  Liberal Prizes;-. in All Events.  Baseball Tournament, -  Horse Racing,  --SS     Machine Rock Drilling',     Hose Reel Racing'  ^Caledonian Sports Ball in the Evening  nsic by Phoenix Fire Brigade band.  .Special'.Rates- on   All   Railways  FOR PARTICULARS, ADDRESS.*  i P. SHEA, Chairman,   ' .        k McEACHERN, Sec'y  **������  ritnsnMi  mMmiMmwm&kmmisAMmmMmmm  mvmmmimimmmmm ���������Tnra areewood lbdgijc;  ,Ct'fenr/ood. -B. C\, Juno 2.1.  J90u.  - ) . ;-  id  fcSiol  saganaiiffli^re*^^  BJfflmffiMWswtsa^^  ,       . . .      LIMITED.  Supplies "electricity for Power,' Light, Heating  s .. '���������    ���������    .'"-���������������������������  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  P  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  DIREGT   IMPORTERS OF BEST  "���������      WINES  LIQUORS  AND- GIGAR5.  WINES  FROM  OPORTO  BRANDY FROM FRANCE  . GIN  FROM  HOLLAND  SCOTCH WHISKEY-:"FR0M SCOTLAND  AND BEER FROM'MILWAUKEE  9Cf  ������&9  GREENWOOD LIQUOR G0, GREENWOOD, B..G.  BEALEYINESTTMENT AND TRUST CO., LTO.  We have a group of three mineral claims in the high-:  grade belt to lease or bond on very reasonable terms.   ���������  MINING ST0GKS, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANGE  .    -    -    GREENWOOD,. B.   O.  aGifiG  Is under the management of Greig  '--. &.Morrison. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and-.-the, bai;con-  tains the best brands of wines, liquors  and-cigars in the city..  Tke Pacific Gafe  is conducted by Howard Moore and  it is open day and night. The din-  . "ing room is one of the largest in  the Boundary, and the lunch counter is just the place-to get a quick  -.    meal.  % Copper street, Green wood..  m  About tho year  1880 ��������� a  man  named Meason was noted as a des-  parado along the Ohio river'- about  twenty miles below tho mouth of  the Wabash.; Tho cavern has long  been one of the natural curiosities  of   that   part   of    tlio    country.  Meason,is said to have been a man  of more than ordinary talents and  of giant size. ��������� Ho was both a land  and a river pirate, infesting rivers  and woods and robbing all   who  came his way.     Often he plundered  the  descending   boats,    but  more frequently he preferred    t<  wait and rob the owners of their  money as they   returned.      The  rapid advances caused him to desert, the cave bhjihe Ohio, -and   he  began infesting the route through  the Indian Nation known as the  Nashville ami Natchez trace, 'and  he soon became the terror of travelers'.    Associated with him  were  his two sons  and   several others  equally desparate. To the robberies  committed by the band,'  murder  was frequently added,  and their  crimes became so frequent and terrible that a liberal reward was offered  for Meason  dead or  alive.  Such,  however, was   the fellow's  kuowledgevof the wilderness and  his untiring vigilance and  activity  that for   a   long   time   he 'bafiled  every effort of his would-be captors.    Treachery finally succeeded  where stratagem and courage had  failed.    Two of his band, attracted  by the reward for Meason, planned  his undoing.    Watching their opportunity,     when    M -asoli     was  counting out the proceeds of one of  his crimes, one of! the  conspirators  approached him'from  behind and  buried a tomahawk iu his head.  They then cut off the head, carried  it to the county seat, and claimed  the reward. ' Before they got their  reward a great assemblage gathered  to.view the   head   of   the robber  chief,  and   it   was   identified   by  many.    Among   these  were   two  young men,  who  recognized the  slayers of Meason as members of  the gang who robbed them.    Upon  their evidence their treachery met  its reward, as they were anested,  tried, convicted and hanged.    Deprived of  its   leader  the Meason  baud broke up.  being than that shown by those  two old people while they, sat there  smoking -with the cold norther  blowing. An hour or so after my  arrival a big strapping young fellow entered-the shack and I was  introduced to him as the old  couple's son. A little later on another young fellow came in and I  was told that he was also their son.  By this time my suspicions wore  becoming aroused, but I did not  say anything - to indicate that I  .vas alarmed. Both of the young  men asked me for some tobacco. I  gave them liberal chew's and some  in addition1 to smoke in their pipes,"  and they seemed to appreciate the  favor very much.' I had been sitting there talking to the old couple  and these two men for an hour or  or two wheu I heard the strains of  a violin. I looked in the direction  whence the sound came and saw a  light shining through the trees.  The old man saw my glance and  he said:  The other boys live over there;  You'll have to sleep with them to-  and that on1 removing the ashes' i  would find a cake. She asked. ..to  |see:my -watch. I handed i(r to her.  She went into ecstasies over it tell-  irig-mo" how beautiful it was and  how happy the possession of-such  an ornament would be to her.  ���������Thoughtlessly, I paid little attention to her remarks, and fed my  dog on venison and soon satisfied  the demands of my own appetite.  The Indian rose from his seat, as  if f.-om extreme suffering. He  passed, and re-passed me, and  onco piuched me so violently that  the paiu nearly brought forth an  exclamation of my anger. He  again seated himself, drew his long  knife from its greasy scabbard, examined its edge, replaced it, and,  taking' his tomahawk from his  back, filled the pipe of it with tobacco  my faithful, companion, and lay  ready to shoot the-first who-might  attempt my. life. But Providence  was preparing for my escape. All  was ready. The old hag was advancing slowly, probably contemplating the best way of killing me,  while her sons should be engaged  with the Indian. The do'or suddenly opened, and there entered  two stout travelers, each with a  long rifle over his shoulder. I  sprang to my feet, made them welcome, and told them how well it  was that they should arrive at that  moment. The drunken sons were  secured, and tho woman, in spite  of her defense and vociferations,  shared the same fate. The Indian  fairly danced for joy. Day came  and with it the punishment of our  captives. AVe unbound their feet,  and sent me expressive j?marched them into the woods,' and'  glances     whenever    our   hostess  night.  <3������  IS'the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. Tc 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.  it:;:'&: Car tfer9 Prop0':  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� c������o������s������������������������������������������������>������o������������������������o������������������������p������09������edo������as������co������������M  %  C.  and is  a  dc-  Grcat veins  Is opposite the Great Northern' depot,  liglitful haven for tho weary traveler,  of nipt; water rim. through"-the entire house', and  bathrooms ar'e always at the service of those in  search of material cleanliness. The dining room is  an enemy to dyspepsia while the artistic appointment  of the liquid refreshment room makes tho drinks go  down- like eating fruit in a .flower garden. The  sample rooms are the largest in .the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop, 2  fa@Q9������������Q8WWKW1WM$M>Qm0milQQM99Qm9Q<W������m^eM  Major W. M. Spence was a member of one of the danger companies  which attempted to keep tlio peace  in Texas during the''lawlesr days  following tho Civil War,  and had  many narrow escapes from death.  The tightest place he was ever in  was when he spent the night in the  camp of the notorious Willis brothers,  who  were accused of   many  murders and other crimes.     Five  of them  were   afterwards caught  aud lynched in Austin.    The onty  thing that saved   me from being  killed by the Willis brothers' gang  was  a plug  of    tobacco,   Major  Spence said the other day.    I was  out on a scouting expedition and  was alone.    A cold norther accompanied by a dismal rain, set in aud  I soon became chilled through aud  through.    I rode on until I saw a  light shining through the trees.    I  approached   the  ppob  cautiously.  When I got near I saw a small log  cabin, and   adjoining  it   was an  arbor built of limbs of trees.    Under this arbor a fire was burning,  and seated close to.tho fire were an  old man and woman. ' I rode up  and ihtdo niysalf known to them.  The old man   asked   mo  to   dismount.   T was glad, to do so, and  when they offered mo a cup of coffee made out of parched corn meal  you may bo euro I felt grateful for  tho" hospitality of the old couple.  I drank three or four cups of c^f-  fco and then drew forth a big plug  of tobacco and took a clicw.    The  old man and woman fastened their  eyes upon the tobacco and asked  mo to givo  them  some  of it.   I  complied to their request and they  filled their pipes with it and sat  clown by tho Jiro and smoked.     I  never saw more contuicnlnionfc expressed upon the face of a human  When the time came to retire I  went over to the other spot where  the   light   was shining.    I  found  eleven men aud  two women in a  little log cabin.     Bunks were arranged around the room for their  accommodation.   I did not receive  a very warm greeting from  them,  but when they found that I had a  good   supply    of    tobacco    they  warmed up  to   me  considerably.  The men. sat  around and chewed  and smoked till nearly midnicht.  [ was not molested and next morning I rode away from-the camp of.  the outlaws unharmed.    Not long  afterward, five of the Willis brothers showed up at old man Loman's  on the Colorado river.    They wore  captured at that place and brought  to Austin.    They   were placed in  the guard-hou.������e.here aud "I went  around to look   at  them.     They  quickly recognized me and told me  that they had intended killing me  while I was at their camp in the  cedar brakes,  but that ,1 treated  them so well   with   tobacco   that  they decided to let me off.     They  had been out "of tobacco for several  weeks, and their craving  for the  weed was almost, unbearable,  they  said.    I relieved their, suffering in  that    particular,   temporarily   at  least, and they showed their gratitude by sparing my life.  OXE OF AUDUBON'S ADVENTURES  James   Audubon,   the   distinguished ornitholigist, narrowly escaped being murdered and robbed  by a family  of desperadoes with  whom he lodged for the   night,  while returning from the   upper  Mississippi    valley  to   Louisaua.  during his trip in America over a  century ago.    The story is best-  told in Audubon's own  words.   "I  presented myself at the cabin door,  said he, and asked the woman who,  was tall and coarse looking,  if I  might   lodge   there, during   tlie  night.   -She gruffly told me that I  could.    I walked   in  and  seated  myself    by   the   Gre.     A   finel}'  formed young Indiau was seated  at the firo resting his head between  his hands.    Near him a long bow  leaned against tho wall.   A quantity of arrows and several racoon  skins lay at his feet.   I addressed  him in French.     Ho  raised   his  bead, pointed to one  of  his eyes j  with his finger, and   gave   mo a  significant glance with tho other.  His face was covered with blood.  An hour before, as ho was in the  act of discharging an arrow at  a  racoon, tho arrow had split  upon  tho cord and sprung back with such  yiolonce into his right eye as to forever destroy ib.-   I was hungry and  asked the woman what kind of faro  I might expect.     I  drew  a fine  timepioco from my breast, and told  tho woman it was lato and fclb fatigued.    Tho richness of my watch  had attrueto.l her attention.    Sho  told mo that there was plenty of  venison mid jerked bull'.tlo meat,  had   her   back   to   us.     I began  to suspect that I was in danger,  resting   assured   that,"  whatever  enemies I might have, the Indian  would not be   one   of  them.     I  asked the woman   for   my watch,  wound ifup, and pretended that I  wanted to see   how   the  weather  migbt'b.e on the morrow,   took up  my gun and   walked   out;   of   the  cabin, slipped a ball into' each barrel, scraped the edge of my flints,  renewed the priming and returned  to. the hut.    I   took a   few   bear  skins, made a pallet, and,  calling  my faithful dog to my side,   lay  down with my gun   close   to   my  body, and in a_ few moments,   to  all appearances was asleep.      A  short time had   elapsed   when  I  heard several voices, and from the  corner of my eye saw two athletic  young men enter the cabin,  bearing a dead stag upon a pole.    Disposing of their burden they helped  themselves freely to the whisky.  Observing me and the   wounded  Indian they asked who I was and  why the Indian was in  the house.  Their mother bade them speak less  loudly, mentioned my watch,  and  took them to a corner where they  carried on ah earnest   but quiet  conversation, the purport of which  I easily guessed-.    The Indian  exchanged another glance with  me.  The young men ate and   drank  themselves into such a  condition  that I already looked upon them  as hors de combat, and I hoped  tho   mother   would ' do likewise.  Judge of my astonishment when I  saw this incarnate fiend take  a  large carving knife   and   go   to a  grindstone to whet its edge.     Her  task finished, she went to her sons  and said.     There,   that'UJ finish  him, and then for the watch.     ]  turned, cocked my gun,  touched  having" used them as, regulators-  were wont to1 use'such people, we  set fire to-the-.cabin;- gave; all the*  skins and implements'. to' the-  Indian, and proceeded towards the/  settlemen. Mr. Aiidobon said",  that during -twenty-five years,  when his wanderings' extended to  all parts of the country, this  the only timehis life was ev^  danger from fellow-creatures.  was  r -in  Wrien in Midway  STOP AT '  :rowdl's - Hotel  IvOwjjry's Cx.aim is'published monthly  and sent to aiiy part "of the world,  postpaid, for $t a year.   Address   ',  all letters'to  R. T. LOWEItY,     .  .   Good Rigs and Expert. Drivers.   .Saddle  ���������'Horses always ready.   Hay, Grain and_  Feed for sale.  GEORGE H- G^OPliEY  FREDERIC   W. McLAINE  Mining and Real Estate Broker. Estates managed  and loans made. Loca) arid District' Agent Canadian Pacific railway lands.,.   Stocks and shares.  ORftorn, Prince Ijenry ana Canadian CUestem OH Stocks  Tfe  ���������ffathcoo;  Hotel  e=-o  Is situated on a slight eminence,  just a block from the busy  scenes on Baker street, and is within easy touch of everything 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.   '  .TOHKINS, Hmwei  3>'  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  P-^-fc^^%'^^^^fc'Vfc^"&^fc/fc/fc/&/vfc'q&^a^o'Vfc^^  O  O  manss  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  Everyday Job Printing at Living Rates. We want a  part of your work. If you are a go-ahead business  man you will understand the benefits to be derived from  intelligent advertising in "a live newspaper. '  You can have your name placed on the Honor Roll \of J  The Gr.eenw.ood Ledge for one year for the small sum  of $2.00,-or six months will.cost you.81.00.' Give us the  chance to tell you weekly "How do play .cum.up."   It  may interest you and. prove profitable to us,  Front Store, Governinon-t st.  Greenwood. ^  . t ircftrUVK*  Green vrood. B. C , Juno 21, .1.00.6.  .THE G.R-EENWOOU LEDGE  3  McConkey's Chocolates  -    r  'i  New Line in the West.  A  Chocolate Dlptlen  l!t*ptch      '   ���������''������������������'  ���������tVrttorn Cilrl  Mining Olrl  Kiiatorn-tiftl  ���������Quality  ��������� Hit Wt-S wool  Hi  Li  Purity  ICui-cka  Kxeellcnou  lii'itmly O'lioTrlen  l-'nrlilddcu iKait  1,union  Puppc'i-niL-iit.  .wr-^r nrmmMu  These Chocolates are well and favorably known  in the East. We are sole agents for Greenwood  !TE BROS.  Dispensing Chemists.  Opticians.  storm, 53 tons, Iron. Mask", 52  tons; North Star, 2G2^ous; St;  Eugene, 342 tons; Providence 102  tons; Mountain Boy, 2 tons. The  work of installing the large copper  furnace still continues, as does all  the task of increasing the capacity  of the lead refinery from 50 to 75  tons per day.���������Rosslaud Miner.  IN THE SLOCAN  Tho report reaches us that F. P.  ,0'Neil lias uncovered a.goo'd body  'of ore on-the Chicago, above Cody.  1 The business affairs of the Last  .Chance''will'shortly be settled, and  fthe:mine" is ��������� expected to resume  'before-long.     '    '  Work 'is progressing favorably  on the now tunnel at the Bachelor.  'Sixteen men are at work developing and stoping out ore,  1 ��������� -Iyd'cal parties are after a lease of  ^he'Noble Five, but are experiencing some difficulty towards a settlement in tho matter of a high  'royalty.  1'' Tliore is a good deal of mining  activity on properties up the South  ���������Tork'-of Kaslo creek, and this  "section will be. a large tonnage  producer before long.  I An'immense body of ore has  been uncovered on the Vancouver,  tyliich is under lease to ' M. IT.  \Davys. This mine is close to Sil-  -"yerton arid before long will be one  \>l the Slocan's largest shippers.  1 Howard Thompson is extending  development on the Mountain Con,  'and this noted property will be on  ���������the llBt of shippers Again before  Very long.  %   On the Sovereign the lessees aro  extending developments ou the ore  ���������body'uncovered some time ago.  '   Word   was received   in    town  Wednesday   that   Jimmy Adams  jvas  killed   by   a   cavein at   the  ^Wakefield   mine   near   Silverton.  The accident occurred shortly after  noon, and from what we can learn,  Jtwo other miners were   caught at  ;the same time, but luckily escaped  Hvith little   injury.     AdamB   was  buried under four feet of debris,  and     although     willing      hands  ���������"worked   feverishly   in    hopes   of  'reaching him quickly, it was over  !two hours before his lifeless body  '���������was located.   The deceased was a  "member of Saudou Miners' Union,  and Alta Lodge A. F. & A. M.  The funeral took place yesterday  morning, the remains being  shipped east for interment.���������Sandon Standard.  Amos Thompson has struck a  fine showing of ore in the Siiifi.  Jim Cronin and Bill Spring ex-  examined the Standard, near Silverton last week.  Herman Clever has commenced  the erection of a cold storage plant  at New Denver.  Silverton celebrates on the 2nd  of July. The New Denver fleet  will cruise all day off the port,  under the command of Admiral  Stege.  Tom Mulvey, accompanied by  his wife and children, has gone  east. Tom, who is one of the oldest Slocan pioneers, is slowly dying from paralysis.  The Rossland Mines  The mines of the camp have  practically reached the 150,000 ton  mark in the past five and a half  months of the year. This would  bring the total for the year up to  about 325,000 tons. The mines  are going along steadily, producing  at about the rate of 6,000 to 7,000  tons of ore a week. Each of the  three larger mines has good large  reserves of ore in sight, and may  be relied on to continue to produce  for a long period. They are  more than likely to increase it.  Besides there are Beveral prospective shippers. During the past  week everything moved along  steadily at the several mines, with  no incidents out of the ordinary  occurring.  Tisail.���������A .total of 7,040 tons  of oro was received at the smelter  of the Consolidated Mining and  -Smelting company limited, during  the week ending Friday evening.  In addition to the tonnage received  from the mines at Rossland, ore  was received as follows:     Suow-  What Archie Says.  A Mackenzie has returned from  a visit to the Similkameen country,  where he has n ranch near Princeton.      Mr.   Mackenzie  concluded  that he would do nothing in the  way of improving his place until  the railway is built and operating  in that section, owing to the difficulty of hauling to market.   The  construction  forces  of   the Great  Northern are scattered along the  line^from Midway to within a short  distance of Keremeos. and are employed in grading and tunnel making.    There   is a dispute on between the Canadian Pacific and the  Great Northern as to building up  the Similkameen river from Keremeos to Hedley.    The people of  the section have taken sides in the  matter, and it is probable that construction  of   tho Great Northern  line on this account will be delayed,  and the people of Hedley will not  enjoy tho benefit of railway transportation, as it was expected they  would, some time during the fall  of the present year.    It is a sore  disappointment to a large number.  The manager of the Niekel Plate  mine at  Hedley   promises to increase the size  of its stamp mill  just as soon as railway transportation is provided.    There is talk of  increasing the number of stamps to  200, which would  make it the lar-  ge.-t.plant of its kind in Canada.  The Nickel Plate company has acquired a large number of properties near Hedley, and has put into  execution an extensive system of  developmentj-so that there is plenty  of ore in sight or accessible to run  a very large reduction plant.  Mr. Mackenzie reports that times  are lively along Okanagan lake,  and that a number are going in  there aud settling on fruit ranches,  on account- of the good land, aud  the ease of access. On the other  hand the Similkameen section is  quiet, almost everything being in  abeyance awaiting tho whistle of  the locomotive to revivify it. Cnce  railway transportation is securod  tho Similkameen country will  flourish in a remarkable degree.���������  Trail Creek News.  The Angelus Bird.  When traveling in the forests of  Guiana and Paraguay it is not uncommon to meet with a bird whose  music is greatly like that of the1 angel us bell when heard from a dis  tance. The Spaniards call the singular bird a bell-ringer, though it  may be still more properly designated as tho Angelus bird, for, like  the Angelus bell they are heard  three times a day, morning, noon  and night. Its song, which defies  all description, consists of sounds  like the strokes of a bell, succeeding one another every two or three  minutes, so clearly and in such a  resonant manner that the listener,  if a stranger, imagines himself to  be near a chapel or convent. But  it turns out that the forest is the  chapel and the bell a bird.  The beauty of the Angelus bird  is equal to his talent; he is as  large as a jay and as white as  snow, besides being graceful in  form' and swift in motion. But  the most curious ornament of the  Angelus bird is the tuft of black,  arched feathers on its beautiful  head; It is of conical shape and  .about four inches in length.���������  Guardian Angel.  IT PAYS'TO DEAL HERE  5/  0������R UNDERSELLING SUPREMACY  IS UNQUESTIONED  Not All Chicago.  All the bad meat does not  come from Chicago. At Sculcoats,  in England, six deaths have recently occurred in the workhouse from  the eating oj frozen meat that came  from the Argentine Republic.  Now that the fishing season is here and  and hunting season close at hand, yon will  need a pair of good substantial Waterproof Sj������  Shoes, and we have just what you require  at $4, $7.50 and $9. We can also show the  best line of Miners' Failed Shoes in the  country at very lowest prices.  Have you seen the new styles in Stetson Hats,  all styles and colors but prices the same,  Four Dollars and a Half.  w  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing' and Gents' Furnishings.  The Moving Alps.  Geneva, Juno 12.���������M. de Var-  igny, a Swiss scientist, has just-  published an interesting article on  the movements of the Alps. He  declares that, tho mountains, especially the Swiss and Austrian Alps,  are continually changing, so that  an atlas of these districts two years  old is no longer correct, The writer statei that many, villages in the  Bernese oberlawd and the canton of  Valois have been raised from six  to twelve feet within the last six  years, and that the contour of  mountain ranges for hundreds of  miles has considerably altered.  [If tourists become alarmed at  the movements of the Alps they  should come to British Columbia.  In this glorious country the mountains never get a gait or a skate ou,  not even when politicians troop the  land telling about their honesty]  Frost for Chicago.  London, June 12.r~The Royal  Fusiliers, stationed at Parkhurst,  were served with American canned  meat at dinner today. They refused to eat it, and those who were  able to do so bought meat elsewhere. The others went without  their dinner. There is indignant  grumbling in this and some other  regiments at receiving rations of  this character after the disclosures  of American packing-house methods, especially as it is declared that  some of the meat supplied" has been  rotten.  Hill the Prophet. _  Jim Hill said in Montreal last  week that his through line via  Medicine Hat and Fernie to the  coast would be running inside of  two years.    Jim ought to know.  Heap or Smoke.  An exchange says that recently a  record was made on the C. P. I?,  in the largest shipment of tobacco  leaf ever made in Canada. A special train of thirty-one cars, all laden with tobacco leaf, was made up  in St. Thomas, Ont., for shipment  to Que. The weight of the tobacco  contained in the cars reached the  high total of 1,211,351 pounds,  about -31,000 bales, all Canadian  leaf, from the counties of Essex  and Kent.  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-3(5-inch carpet to sell ,.... 55c. a yard  Our ������1.15 yard 36-inch, carpet, to sell  90c. a yard  Our $i.25 yard oG-inch carpet, to sell... /.... ������1,00 a yard  27-inch Tapestry Carpet, regular $1.00, to sell��������� , 80c. a yard  27-inch Tapestry Carpet, legular 85c, to sell-..... 65c. a yard  Visit our dry goods department and see the many special bargains to interest yo_u there.  LTD.  THE BIG STO^E.  ">^ii!!!!!!JB<���������  Kodaks at catalogue prices, and  instructions iu picture taking and  making, free, at Smith & McRae's.  Call up 'phone 25 and have  them deliver you a few pounds of  Hammond's for breakfast Sunday  morning.  Dolls, toys and games always in  stock at Smith & McRae's.  This summer there is considerable activity in the upper belt of  East Kootenay.  M. McDonald, of Calgary, is  putting in a flour mill at Pincher  Creek. Little Mac is one of the  greatest hustlers of the age.  WED. JUNE 27, 1906  AHARA'S BIG MINSTREL CARNIVAL  130-COLORED STARS-30  Headed by that funniest of funny fellows, SKINNER HARRIS.  Mirth, Music, Melody, Sweet Singers, Funny Comedians, Pretty Octoroons, Splendid Costumes.    Mahara's Challenge Band and Orchestra will give a'  street parade.   Prices, 50c., 75c. and $1.00   Reserved Seats  on sale at both Drug Stores..  "Webb's chocolates:i 1 ways fresh  and always in transit at Smith &  McRae's.  Gaunce & Wiekwire  THE MART  OFFER FOR SALE :  The Armstrong Hotel at sacrifice  prices.   _  .   House and two lots in Anaconda  at a bargain.  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.  ^itaiTEJ'TJ.'  A Real Gold Brick  The cleanup of tho ten stamp  mill at the Eva, at Cambourne, -in  the upper Lardeau, for May was a  gold .brick valued at 66,000. Tho  brick was sent to Nelson and from  there forwarded to Helena. This  it the largest gold brick turned out  by the mill so far, as heretofore  amounted to about 85,000.  The Creighton, near Sudbury,  Ontario, is tho largest nickel mine  in the world. It has already produced 500,000 tons of ore, and  has millions more in reserve.  Clocks,  Firearms,  Cots,  Cutlery.  Clocks, Fishing Tackle,  Fire Arms, Tents, Ammunition, Hand Balls  and sporting goods.  See the 0 I C New and 2nd  Hand Store.  A. L. iWhite  REGINA WATCHES  Our watch sale is increasing rapidly  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  GRKMWOOD A. LOGAN & SO. MWAI  Tun Lkhcik 82 a your,  MINJSltAI. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOriCE  "IIopo   No. it" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Ureentvood Mining Division  of Yivlo 1)1*-  Irlot.   Whore located:   In  Skylark  Camp  ntlJoitiiiiK- tlio Silver KIncr Mineral Claim.  'PAKB NOT1CK that I, Holart Dmiljruii, l"roc  1 Miner1* Corlilieate No. Ulltl-I, Intend, sixty  tiny* from dato hereof, to apply to tho Mlnlinr  Itceorilei'fur u Certificate of Improvements, for  tho purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  ah )ve claim.  Ami further tiilio  notice that notion,  tinder  scoton   07, must   be'coinniunctitf licfore'-tlic  Issuance' of hiicIi Certificate of Improvement:).  Jjuteil tub Hfch day of June, A. D. Mi.  Are You Going Fishing?  get your Fishing {Outfit of  Keels, Lines, Flies, Landing  Leaders, Fly Books, Etc., at.  If so  Rods,  Nets,  at lowest prices from"  Booksellers, Stationers, Wall Paper  jjDealers, Etc.  Telephone 38. Greenwood, B. C.

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