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The Ledge Jun 7, 1906

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Array llVY*.' ''>���������  (J AJ'i*s\/CAs%4/l*~**t^*  ��������� S     JIM 12 ������     ������y/  ���������������          "  11  4  Vol. XII.'.  GftEEN'tVOOD, B. C, .THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 190G.  No. 48  w&J&M������s& ������m^ assessja^ssasg  District AWnS NeWs  One of the most promising properties in the Greenwood high-grade  belt, [and of which very little has  'been written, is the Bay.    For the  past year and a half it has ���������,been  quietly developed by Fuller and  Hall,- and   occasianal   shipments  made.   A 100 foot shaft has been  sunk, and 73 tons of ore shipped  from the mine, netting to the owners $6,900.  ' The Bay lead is different from the other .veins in the  high-grade belt, in that the values'  are principally gold.     The values  from the shipments made averaged  6 oz. gold and \\ ozs. silver, while  the other mines in this' camp give  returns principally in silver.     Development work on the Bay consists of a shaft 50 feet in depth,  when a fault in the lead occurred.  A crosscut was run-49 feet to the  southland a winze sunk 50   feet.  At the bottom of the winze there  is from 12 to 14 inches of solid ore,  Bhowing free gold.    This .has been  drifted' on to the south about 15  feet, which will give good. stoping  ground up to the 50  foot  level.  . They are now contemplating driving through  the interposed dyke  north, so as to catch the other- end  of the lead, and upraise to the surface, making one hoisting do the  work.    Messrs.  Fuller and Halo  took hold of the Bay in January,  1904, having bought a half interest  in the claim, and then securing a  bond and lease on the other half,  which  they have siuce acquired.  Besides the lead from which the  ore has been taken out,   there are  five other leads bifthe property on  which   considerable   prospect has  been done.   It is the intention of  the owners to shortly increase the  hoisting capacity of their plant.  plant.    E. H. Thruston, one of the  owners, is on the ground,   giving  his   personal   supervision   to   the  work.    From this it may safely be  assumed   that   development   will  shortly be resumed on the L'armi.  However, it is not safe to gamble  on Mr. Thruston.     He ie   like a  "riager'^in a cock, fight. -   When  everyone thinks ho is standing up  well in the fight,  all "at   once -he  isn't there,  and   when   least   expected back he comes again and - is  red-hot into the   fray   with beak  and spurs.    It is to be hoped that  this time the company mean business.    The mine   is   a  good one,  and if handled by aa experienced  mining man will prove a large dividend payer.    All that is required  to make it a success is a supe  n-  tendent'or a foreman who  understands mining, and a practical man  in charge of the treatment plant.  Robert Wood returned Tuesday  evening from an inspection of the  Sally group of claims, near Beav-  erdell. Mr. Wood states that  active development work will be  resumed this month on the group,  fifteen men being employed. "For  the present, work will be done on  No. 6 lead, from- which the rich-  ore is being taken out of the  Duncan and Bounty Fraction. No  ore will be shipped from the-Sally  for three or four months. Ore  will be blocked out and stoped  ready for shipment during the  winter months. Should there bo a  a possibility of the Midway and  Vernon railway1 being built in the  near future, the ore will be stored  at the mine until the road is in operation. There are nine parallel  leads running through" the group,  all of which have been thoroughly  prospected on the surface, and on  No. 1 a depth of nearly 150' feet  has been reached. From the No. 1  several shipments have been made  to the smelter in the past' two  years, with net returns of over  $100 to the ton. The paystreak  on this lead runs from 6 to 18  inches in width. The No. 2 vein  is the largest in the group, being  between five and six feet in width  on the surface A tunnel has been  run to tap it at depth. The ore  runs very high : in silver. The  other veins run from 6'to 18 inches  in width. As Mr. Wood is- in the  know regarding Midway and Vernon affairs, it is probable that the  road has been financed or he would  not resume active development on  the Sally at present.  Gabo Eustoce went up to Carmi  last week to' superintend installing  machinery' at' tlio Carmi mine, and  a cyanide' expert from the Coast  went up to the mine Monday to  look afjbci* that part of the  now  George M.   Barrett of   Beaver-  dell, was in   the  city this   week  Mr. Barrett has been developing  the Wabash on Wallace mountain.  A shaft has been sunk 25 feet, and  a drift run   90   feet.     The  pay-  streak is about 14 inches in width  of high grade ore carrying principal values in  sliver.     Like   the  other- prospectors of    the    West  Fork, Mr. Barrett is waiting   patiently for railroad transportation  for the output. of. his mine.     Although the ore would pay5to ship  under present conditions the profit?  will be much larger when the railway is built.'    Each year's development -shows more ore  blocked  put and on the dump for shipment.    Quite a number of claim  owners are doing their annual assessment work;    Elmore Collier is  working on his Cranberry creek  claims, Hugh McKay on the Colorado, and T. and P.  Murray on  the Gold Drop.    The Duncan and  Bounty   Fraction - are  improving  with every foot of development.  Fork, Tuesday last. - He and partners own the Monte Carlo group,  comprising six claims located nearly  opposite the junction of Bull  creek with the West Fork. Three  shafts have been sunk on' the  group, 25 feet, "12 feet, and 50 feet.  From the latter of these, 30 feet of  drifting has been dono at 50 feet.  Besides this a large amount of surface prospecting has been done.  The ledge is about twenty feet in  width, with a small paystreak ruu-  ning as high as 75 per cent copper.  The group will be crown granted  this fall.'  "Andy' Hamilton and partner  leave this week for the West Fork  to do assessment on the Roarin'  Gimlet group of claims.. The  Roarin'Gimlet is about ten miles  from Beaverdell between Beaver  creek and Tripple lake camp. No  one but Andy Hamilton would  give such a name to a mineral  claim. However, if the name  doesn't amount to much, the claim  is a very promising one. With the  exception of the "Gobblesou Fraction," located by Jiui Smith some  years ago, the ��������� Roarin' Gimlet is  the most piculiar name given to a  mineral claim in this district.  chair, and the longing for a smile  and words of comfort and cheer  from one who had been so .kind  and affectionate, we also realize  the fact that this Union and - community has lost one who always  stood for the uplifting of his fellow  man and to better the conditions  of all with whom he came in contact ; and be it further    ,-  Resolved ; that we extend to the  bereaved family and friends of our  late brother our sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolence in  this their hour of sorrow and affliction ; and be it further  . Resolved ; that we drape our  charter in mourning for-a perio.1  of thirty days; that a copy of these  resolutions be sent tothe family of  the deceased and published in the  Miners Magazine  Committee  R. A. Math-bison-  W.   A. McIXTOMTJTY  Henry Bretzixs  NELSON'S NEW DAILY  dueed from $5 to $2. Boarding  house rates to be reduced from 25c  to 20c per room; liveries from ������5  to Si; and lawn sprinkling service  from $5 to 84 per season.  Tiir. Ledge prints the above  figures in order to show what a  greeJy corporation, will do when it  has a number of people at its  mercy for oue of ttie necessities of  life. . At times in the past the  water has often been very much  adulterated with real estate for  which no charge was made. There  is no cure for greed except death,  although occasionally its appetite  is dulled by public opinion'.  ������ ; * UFe fn Greenwood-   I  The tunnel on the Gold Drop is  in 504 feet, and has at last encountered ledge matter. The Gold  Drop lies north of tho town, and  across Boundary creek from the  Elkhorn and Providence mines.  Last year a contract was let by the  owners to drive a tunnel to tap the  ore body, and this week, after 500.  feet of work, tho first indications,  of ore have been encountered. It  is probable that the vein will be  crosscut this week.  Tuesday last the annual meeting  of the Elkhorn Mining company  was held in Greenwood. The sec-  retai-y treasurer reported thatl32,-  350 shares of stock had been disposed of. The directors elected  were: Phil McDonald, James  Sutherland, H. V. Fuller, H. C.  Wilson, Charles Kenney, James  McCreath and J. E. Spankie, M.  D. Officers for the year are:  Phil McDonald, president; James  Sutherland, vice-president; H. V.  Fulkr, secretary treasurer, and  J. E. Spankie, managing director.  The shaft is now down 275 feet.  It was decided to continue this to  the 300 level and then drift and  atope. All the shareholders present expressed satisfaction with the  progress being made in developing  and prospects of the mine.  C. J. McArthur of Greenwood,  has secured tho contract for moving boiler, engine and other machinery at the Sunset mine in  Deadwopd camp to the Idaho in  Phoenix. His contract consists of  loading tho machinery on the cars  at the sunset and unloading at  Phoenix. The plant is one of the  best in tho Boundary district, "and  was purchased a number of years  ago, before the Dominion Copper  Co. acquired control of tho Sunset.  As tho work now being done at the  mine consists of quarrying from a  big glory hole, the inachinory is  not used, so the company decided  to move the plant to the Idaho  mine where it could be profitably  ouiployed.  * J.   A.   Chonier  camo  in from  Monte "Carlo camp on   tho   West  .-An extension of time for the.first  payment on tho Starveoiit has  been granted. Tho parties holding the option have entered into  an agreement to sink 100 feet and  crosscut for the lead, and continr  uously develop the property for  the next six mouths. The owners  thought this would be better policy than to'allow sufficient ore.to  be shipped at present to make the  first payment. The Sfcarveout lie0  cast of the Helen.  Richard A. Parker, of Denver,  Colo., was in . the city the past  week examining the Big CopDer,  as representative of capitalists who  have an option on the property.  Nothing was given out for publication as to the result of the .examination, but as the first payment is to bo made on the 10th  inst., it will then be known  whether the report was favorable  or not.          In Nelson the Kootenay cigar  factory is crowded with orders  as so many are smoking the Royal  Seal all through the mountains  RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE  The following resolutions of condolence were adopted by the Greenwood Miners Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., touching the death of our  departed brother, Alphonso G.  Inglis, who was killed at the Sunset mine on the morning of May  27 th, 1906.  Whereas ; tho hand of tho grim  reaper death has gathered from  among us oue whom we had all  learned to love and who was cut  down in tho prime of life at tho  age of 24 years and S months, and  now his work is done and all that  is mortal has been laid to rest in  the Bilont tomb; but the lessons  learned from his noble life remain  and will encourage others on to  heroic deeds, and wo realize with  deep regret something of tho sorrow  of the stricken father and mother,  siafcors and brothers and dear  friends, the homo with the vacant  The second daily loser "came out  in Nelson on Monday afternoon.  It is a creditable sheet well fixed  with ads and well written. The  only name appearing, on the editorial page is that of Confucius.  His article was excellent but rather  short. - The new journal, which, is  dressed in the old clothes of the  defunct Nelson Tribune announces  that it is with the Conservative  party until a finish, but beyond  the spell of corporations. Although the staff of the Canadian  is too modest to put any of their  names in print Dave Carlcy is the  business manager; W. W. Baer,  editor; R. J. Clark city editor. In  the mechanical department Bill  Hudson, one of the-best-machine  men Alabama ever sent north hits  the keys on the linotype, while  Harry Falconer, one of the swiftest comps in the city, sets the ads  aud makes up the forms and Rubo  McCandlish gives advice and does  the mailing. The .new paper has  created a favorable impression,  and already the grafters in Ottawa  are looking for a better line of  nerve bracers.. Bon voyage, Canadian', is the wish of the oldest  paper in Southern B. C.  Boundary Customs Receipts  Grand Forks, June 2���������The following are the customs receipts  from the various district offices as  received from R. R. Gilpin, chief  collector at Grand. Forks for the  month of May; Grand Forks, $1,-  876.99; Greenwood, $2148.90;  Phoenix, ������1037.17; Midway, $1,-  483.83; Osoyoos"$43.57; Keremeos  $1.44; Sidley, $3.00; Cascade, $70.-  78; Carson, 191.S0; total, $6S57.43.  British Columbia Mines  The report of the provincial minister of mines, Richard McBride,  for the year ending December 31,  1905, shows a very prosperous condition in British Columbia mining.  The tons of metallic ores shipped  and the men employed in the different leading districts for the  year is as follows:.  THE CINCH WEAKENS  Beset by a press clamoring for  fair play to tho citizens of Fernie,  the company furnishing that city  with water shows signs of taking a  knot or two out of the chain so  deftly woven around those who  are unfortunate enough to live in  Fernie, and use muddy aqua. At  a public meeting last week George  Goldwin Smith Lindsay unloaded  a bunch of oratorical taffy upon  the audience, shooting some vino-  gar at the same time over the  memory of the "Rev." Bill Blake-  more and editor Dan Mott. George  delivered a very long speech, and  did not throw any bricks at his  own company. At the close of. his  harangue ho stated that ho would  recommend his board of directors  to make tho following rates for  water in Fernie.  Residences, one family, from  $2.50 to $1.50 per month; blocks,  stores, etc., 1,000 feet floor space,  from $2.00 to $1.50, the charge for  all conveniences (other than baths)  in dwellings, stores and blocks to  be cut in two; sleeping rooms from  25c to 20c per month; offices, dental parlors, etc.^instead of $1 to  $5 a month, from $1 to $2 per  month; boilers for heating in private houses, from $1 to 50c; fire  plugs, from $5 a month to $5 a  year; baths in barber shops, from  $1 to 50c. The schedule of hotel  rates to be reduced $1 all round,  and the-first bath from $1.50 to $1.  Bars in hotels or clubs to bo re-  Tom of ore  Employes  Fort Stoc'o   .  170 073  S17  Nelson  60,090  30i  Slocm  '   88,27!)  457  frail  3.10 G18  833  Boundary  ������5.'>.U.'S  1010  Co.ist .  Gl.lafl  202  Other districts  41,1105  37!)  T.,til  3.500  1,7iiU.G7J  . In the Boundary, which district  produces over--56 jper cent, of the  total tonnage of the province, the  increase over 1904 was 2G per cent.  The total for the province is an increase of lG-per cent over 1904.  The total value of all ores, including gold, silver, lead, copper,  coal and coke, etc., mined during  the year was $22,401,325, and tho  total for tho province for all years  up to and including 1905, is given  at $248,063,170..  The Rise in Ranching '  When F. G. Fauquier took up a  ranch of 500 acres at the Needles  on Arrow lake some years ago his  friends 'imagined the gates were  ajar in his upper stope. This  spring he was offered $5,000 for  the ranch, but will not sell for less  than $25,000. Lastgyear tho fruit  crop from only a few acres netted  him $2,000. Ho has sold this  spring to the ranches of Nelson  48,000 raspberry plants, and on  Tuesday closed a contrant to supply the Arrow lake steamers with  their sumnier supply of fruit.  Practically all the ranching land  is staked from Robson to Arrowhead, and holders are asking from  $3 to $20 an acre for it in its raw  state.  Dr. Matliison, dentist, Naden-  Flood block.  Thos. Hem merle is up the West  Fork on a fishing trip.  A. B. Doeksteader of Nelson is  visiting his brother, J. B.; of this  city.  Mayor Naden left Tuesday for  the north and will be absent three  or four months.  J. W. Powers and W. M. Law  of Midway were visitors in the  city this week.  D. C. McRae, of Smith & Mc-  Rae ^returned Tuesday from a  business trip to Nelson.  C. H. Fair of the P. W. George  Co. returned Sunday last from a  business trip to the coast.  W. H. Rambo left for the West  Fork on Saturday last, after  spending a week in the city.  A marriage license was granted  this week in Spokane to George  Evans of Greenwood and Miss  Anno Halloran.  An automobile arrived last Saturday for Geo. Williams, tho first  one in Greenwood. No casualties  have yet been reported.  Bailley' Planes and Disston Saws  aud all the requirements of a carpenter here and hereafter at the  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.  J. W. Ellis of the Times staff is  being congratulated by his many  friends on the' birth of a son,  which occurred- at Anaconda on  Sunday, the 3rdjinst.  Eusign Bloss of the Salvation  will give an entertainment in the  Auditorium Wednesday evening  next,- consisting of moving pictures  of the Army and its work.  Monday last Alderman D. J.  Sullivan and Miss Violet Holmes  were married by the Rev. Father  Bedard. The Ledge extends best  wishes to Mr. Sullivau and bride.  The lawn tennis club opened the  courts for play this week. A great  amjunt of work has been, done on  the grounds this spring aud the  courts are in fairly good condition.  Austin Lewis will talkon economic questions iu Eagles' hall Sunday evening, commencing at 8  o'clock. In his address Mr. Lewis  will refer to the disaster at San  Francisco.  Smoke a K. K. C.  would be happy.  cigar if you  " Tho Hotel Strathcona in Nelson  has bften recarpeted and refurnished at an expense of several  thousand dollars. Its rooms, and  especially tho qno allotted to bridal  couples are unsurpassed in tho  west. It is worth while getting  married if for no other reason than  to spend a fow days in the bridal  chamber at the Hotel Strathcona.  Biisiuess is so brisk at the Kootenay saloon in Sandon that Ed  McLeod has had to put his punching bag on a post outside the door.  Herman Clover, tho most energetic merchant in the Slocan is  putting in a cold storage plant at  Now Denver.  Frank Rice, J. D. McCreath and  Dave McLaren left yesterday for  the Kettle river." Frank is going  to survey fruit lands, arid J. D.  and Dave will supervise the work  and catch fish on the side. .';  John H. East of Midway was  the city Monday. Mr. East is one  of the pionecrs'of the district and  is president of the Old Timers' association. Ho has one of the finest  fruit ranches in the district.  The band dance Monday night  was well patronized, and in the  neighborhood of $100 was realized.  Jellura's orchestra furnished good  music and an excellent supper was  served by Howard Moore of the  Pacific Cafe.  The helloo girls at the telephone  office are taking a two-weeks'  holiday, and for a time will have  loUuro to eujoy' themselves without call-downs from people who  want to talk at both ends of the  circuit and expect central tomato  the necessary connections.  Police Magistrate Hallctt left  Monday on a professional trip to  Kamloopn. W. G. MoMynn,  stipendiary magistrate, [is attending to police court work dining  Mr. Hallett's absence. Monday  F.  Phillijs was sentenced to 30  days   hard   labor   for   stealing   a  clock from a Gold street house.  Examination for entrance to  high schools will be held here next  week, commencing Tuesday, the  12th inst. Candidates from Mid-  way, Foundary Falls, Phoenix and  Greenwood will write. -Three candidates from Green wood will go  up for examination. Inspector  Wilson will preside.  The officers of tho Industrial  ���������\Yorker3 of the World, lately organized in Greenwood, are : Wm.  Aiken, president; Bert Lone, vice.-  president; F. Spearing, financial  secretary; J. Barclay, recording  secretary; A. G. Jelluin, treas.:  M. Craig, warden ; A. C. Horton,  I. G. The organization starts  with a membership of about  twenty-five, and includes both  sexes.  A letter was received the past  week from W. S. Keith, formerly  editor of the Greenwood Miner  and afterwards going to South  Africa to stop Mauser bullets in  the Boer war. He is now assistant  superintendent of the Mammoth  Copper Mining company's smelter  at Kennett, Cah, a plant that, is  making a net .profit of over pne  hundred thousand dollars a month. -  He states that Henry Sauvc and  Miss Wright, formerly of Green:  wood, were married there Tnnrs:  day last, 31st May.  Angus K. Stuart, of Shuswap,  an old-time friend of John Hamill,  spent a few days here the past  week.., Mr..Stuart "is w.ell. kno.vni  throughout the province,as a rifinrr  ing man, and has. been at various  times interested in some of the best  paying properties in the province.  -He is also not unknown politi:  cally, having been iu charge of  provincial mineral exhibits both  in London and, Glasgow. Iu the  early days he was engaged in the  newspaper business and established  the Vernon News. Mr. Stuart is  now on a trip to the Seymour dis:  trict, accompanied by A. Sharv  and I. N. Daniels.��������� Enderbv Pro-  Monday morning last at 2 o'clock  a   fire   alarm   was turned in    by  Chief   of Police  McKenzie.    The  chief,   while   on  patrol,  saw the  blaze from the Imperial hotel corner and turned iu alarm  for hydrant at school house.    When he  reached the spot ho found   that  the fire was in a woodshed belonging to himself, opposite the schoolr  house.    The members of the hvW  gade turned out quickly and  put  the fire out in a few minutes.    A  ridiculous     story    published    in  the Nelson  News. yesterday from  a Greenwood correspondent would  lead to the supposition  that somp  of those who signed tho petition  in favor of another applicant for.  chief   wero   guilty   of   m\ion.    A  very foolish statement for .i sane  person to make*.    Chief  McKenzie  received an unsigned letter y.estcr:  day,   enclosing   $IQ,  and  slating  that tho sender was sorry ho slept  iu the chief's shack that-night.    It  is probable a drunk drifted  into  the woodshed and  was smoking.  The loss is about'$150, so the $ IQ  conscience money  will  not go fair  toward repairing Uje damage dune.  To any oue knowing Mr. MeKeu-  zio and the esteem  in  which ho in  held in Greenwood, the theory of  incendiarism  must appear foolish.  Assessment work   for (lie voar  bus been   finished on the ftlkhon)  Fraction,  adjoining the Elkhonj  mine.    Tin-: L::j)i;k $2 a year,  iHHimm������ii������mnii������iiii /Jree'nwopd, B..C, Juic 7, l[)Gf;.  .'L' RE' G RE I3N W 00 D LEDG.  .F. ryl.LAMB  PROVINCIAL LAND SUFIVEVOR  GREENWOOD, B. C  x>f the ^National hotel is un-  der the nianagcinont of N.  _r I). Cameron. The coolest  beer and finest cigars in the  city. Special attention paid  to mixed drinks. Morning  bracers a specialty.  Copper St., Greenwood.  THE STAGE LINES.  The stage for Phoenix leave?  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  ieavcB Greenwood every day at  ���������������������������7.30 a. m. Returning it leave?  ���������Ferry at G.lo p. m. J, McDonald,  proprietor.  '" The Mother Lode stage leaves the  mine, except Sundays, at 8.30 a.  '���������'m., 1.30 p m., and 0.30 p. m.  'Leaves Greenwood at 10 a. m., 4  -p. m.. and 8 p. in. On Saturdays-  tfhe last stage leaves at 10 p. ni.  'Mother Lode Stage Co., Prop?.  ' The Boundary Falls stage leave?  the;Falls daily at 9 a. in.,- and  'Greenwood at 11.30 a. m. W.  'Craig, proprietor..  1 The Beaverdell stage leaves  Greenwood every Saturday at 8 n.  (m., and returns on Tuesdays. It  ���������carries the mails from Rock Creek  'up and down the river. D. O.  !McKv. proprietor.  - 'All the above stage lines arrive  and depart from YuiU's stage  'office, Copper street.  JHE LEDGE  J  Is published every Thursday;at Green  wood, IJ. C , and the price is f: a year,  'postage free to all parts of Canada, United  IStates, Mexico and Great Britain. To  ���������'other countries it is sent postpaid for  'f 2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  ���������'Ledge, Greenwood, B, C.  jas. VI. Grier, Manager.  XHR.EENWOOD, B. C, JUNE   7, 1906.  SWIFT JUSTICE  Maxy complaints are made in  British "Columbia about the slowness of civil cases in our courts,  -'especially ��������� w'hen there is much  'money involved. When poor  criminals arc ranged before the bar  'of law they are railroaded to their  :doom with a celerity that makes  one gasp for ozone, especially if the  'crime is against the C.P.R.  ' As an instance M o!c at the fate  of the three fool3 who held up a C.  'P.R.'t-ain near Ducks nob long  ago, getu'ng it is said about $5 for  :their-trouble. In a short time  they-were captured, two of them  'sent to' jail for life, and the third  'for 25 year?. They nrght better  have been sent to an asylum for  idiots. Their sentences "would  probably have been doubled if  ���������they had got away with $10 from  ftheC.P.R. Their fate shows the  'folly of being rude and harsh in  .thema'nner of stealing. A :ailroad  'or a'politician .will rob a people or  'a nation of millions, and the world  'does them homage with titles and  'other1 high marks of merit, but the  'cheap chump who makes a strong  brm play to get a few plunks and  fails Ss swept to his doom like an  Unprotected watermelon in a coon  settlement.'  per are light everywhere, and it is  liable to be a long ciino before the  price drop?, although with safety  it ciinnot be advanced much higher  for fear that efforts would be made  to supplant ib with other metals1.  There is no doubt bub what the  markets of the world are short of  copper and will continue to be so  for a long time to come. All of  which has a tendency to make the  Boundary continue to bo the greatest mining camp in Canad.i.  THE CLNCH WIN'S  Tun Cinch won out at Ferme  tlie other day when tho votes were  fcikon upon the proposed municipal system of waterworks. You  cannot beat the coal barons and  their allies in fuming Fernie. They  generally have some kind of a  hold-out in any game they are  playing with the people. At the  voting last week 34 of the employees and other allies appeared  at the polls with votes that they  had suddenly acquired by registering as owners of lots formerly  owned by the C. N. P. Coal Co.  Finesse, thou art a jewel.  Is Canada under tho new Sunday law, Monday  morning papers  ticians should sluff off the  public  domain at a nominal  price   to   a  can appear, but none on Sunday,  bunch" of grafters in order that they  This is conforming to  with a vengeance.  appearances  Tueke has been no booze in  Paris, Texas, for a mouth, and yet  the editor of the local paper says  he saw a pig with two tails. He  must have been drinking out of  the lye pot.  Tin-: wealthy classes are always  in more or less danger of being imposed upon. Here, for instance,  is a Pullman car porter sued by a  New York woman for breach of  promise.  A (iiRi, at Vassar college recently threw a baseball 195 feet.  How would you like to marry that  girl, and come home about sunup  with the aroma of cloves nestling  in vour whiskers? ���������  The nimble ad  business.  makes a   lively  In the language of faro  there is  no copper on the Boundary.  Tiik fish in the creek know nothing about the town on the hill.  Love deals from two packs.  One is all ace?, and the other all  deuces.  As a rule it is just as well to  sing a hymn when you are putting  up stovepipes.  The biggest man in a small town  usually looks like a   piece of  when he strikes Neve York.  slag  Tiikue would be no want or misery in the world if we were all free  from ignorance or selfishness.  THE RhD MKTAL  The high satisfactory condition  of the copper market is easily seen  'in the rap" id'expansion of mining  11 ncl' smelling" in the Boundary.  The consumption o'f the red metal  continues to 7,0 enormous, and  many telephone and telegraph lines  in the 'United Stated have some  Uiiliculty in eestiring f.Il tho wire  they require. The stacks of cop-  t..���������      . ��������� .-    -         '   .  Knowing man's cupidity the  gambler appeals to it, and wins  with his dexterity or percentage.  The man who cannot conquer  himself will be disappointed if he  attempts, to capture other people.  Usually a man's nose preserves  its beauty longer when he keeps it  out of other people's business.  The counts and dukes of Europe  are wringing their.-hands becaute  the new Rockefeller baby was not  a girl.  One of the blessings of the new  Sunday law is that we have to  read the American Sunday* papers  on Monday.  The Hamilton man who won  the great race at Marathon says he  will never run again, nut even for  the legislature.  You can make tough meat tender by placing it in vinegar and  water for a few minutes. Thousands in B. C. will bless us for this  information if the vinegar holds  out.    There is plenty of water.  cin make millions out of the settlers ?   Like the killing of a cat,  1 there are more ways than one of  stealing.  riEKPOINTMoKGAN'haS tolive Oil  brown biscuits and fish. 'This is  one of the curses that come to the  rich. If Pouty had to hit rock for  a living or run a newspaper in a  cold town he could swallow a slab  of bacon like a chicken guzzling  fishworms, and never shout for the  liver pills. Thus we see that poverty has its bright side, for to have  the price and not be able to eat or  drink anything but lean breakfast  foods and distilled water is far  more aggravating than being broke  and having to gaze into a cookhouse iu order not to forget what  grub looks like. Poor Morgan !  He can count his millions but he  cannot tackle a beefstake flanked,  with fried onions lest his days as  well as his cheques be numbered.  We often feel sorry for Laurier.  Beset on all sides by grafters, and  the exposures of their raids upon  the public purse, his life must indeed be filled with worry, unrest  and spasms of nervous excitement.  John Houston would' probably  make quite a speech if he could  drop into the old Nelson Tribune  office, and see Dave Carlcy inking  the forms while the parson was  loading the hook with the fruit of  his upper stope.  The sweeping concessions granted the Grand Trunk Pacific give  the bona fide prospector no chance  to make locations along that line  of railway from Winnipeg to the  Rockies. Apparently the rights of  the prospector are secondary to the  political grafter.  The Edmonton Board of Trade  wants the word Northwest done  away with when Alberta is under  discussion, and the word West  used instead. That being the case  over here in B. C. we will have to  use the words Far West when  speaking of our glorious province  for we would not like to be considered in the same class as the  Albertans. Between the people in  Alberta and B. C, there is a vast  difference in ideas, methods and  opinions. East of the Rockies the  shadow of the cent still hovers  over the masses, while in the real  west in Canada many of the inhabitants are still imbued with the  spirit that permeated the old frontier camps when an ounce of gold  did not last longer than an ordinary snowball would iu Old Nick's  winter home. "  The best way to get rid of bedbugs is by chaining them to the  bedpost, and filling the 100m with  itimes of sulphur.  Oveb in Kansas they have a new  funeral attraction. At a funeral  one day a phonograph was placed  in a coffin, and when the religious  service was ended the machine was  turned on and sang in his voice  one of the dead man's favorite  hymus. Nothing the matter with  Kansas.  The treachery of politicians in  Colorado over the eight-hour law  planted the seed that may grow  into a revolution in the neighboring republic. When those in high  places break the law they become  anarchists and should not squirm  wheu others employ the same  tiols. As it were, "taking-the  hair off the dog that bit j-ou."  Oun\ enterprising Greenwood  street contemporary deserves credit  for the efforts ib has lately put  forth in securing West Fork news.  On the 17th ult., a number of  items relating to the West Fork  country was published in The  Lkikie. In its issue of the 2nd  inst., the B.   C.  Times publishes  The Mayor of New York is  much puzzled as to the disposal of  the sum of ������1,400 which was raised  in that city for tho relief of sufferers in the Mount Pelee volcanic  disaster. When the sum had been  raised no sufferers could be found,  as all the people near Mount Pelee  were killed. So far as is known  the only human survivor was a  negro who was confined in jail in  Martinique at the time of the disaster. This man afterwards joined  a circus as a freak. The money  cannot be returned to the subscribers as their names have been lost.  The Mayor of New York should  send the purse, either to the sufferers of the shock that- came to  'Frisco, or the poor editors in this  province who are running daily-  papers iu weekly towns. ���������  el        , ,. .. .      .  , ,,   ,    .. 1 the items as original news.  Slocan but it is so* heavy   that   'hi &  Theuk is plenty of lead iu  the  heavy   that   it  cannot walk,  and in consequencef    The postal authorities of Canada  cannot getaway from home. ! in turning the semaphore eternally  Nklso.v  has forged ahead of  RosiSUuid. It now has two daily  losers where formerly only one  was haunted by the burly sheriff.  Akouxij   G'olalt   the ground is  against the Appeal to Reason do  not evidence a vast amount of wisdom or justice. Even if tho great  theoretical weekly from Kansas  did horrify the political bosses of  the cent belt the man behind our  low and marshy, and much of the [ rotten stamps should have only  prospecting is done witii canoes. ! given it ten days. To shut any  Must bo an easy way  to hunt for j paper perpetually out of tho mails  b2ca11.se  ono   issue    offends    the  powers that he is a blow at liberty,  "float."  Tub labor unions in the States  aro boycotting tho Methodiht  church because it refuses to pay  Union wages iu its book ' printing  establishments.  and another link around tho neck  of freedom.  Tirrc drone, the parasite and the  grafter is always looking for a  chance to get a lunch at tho expense of the public. There is a  great land boom on now in the  western prairie country and the  grafter i'h on tho Rpot with the  goods. The Saskatchewan Land  The politician who seeks tojc'o. advorfciso that they have, two  serve his country only for what j million acres of land for Hale at  there is in it will never have his ��������� from %& to 810 an acre. How did  mine painted height enough for. this company acquire so much  future generations to e������e ith '   '    IjandV   Is it right that cur poli-  Is   Louisiana  tho people    are!  rcckkss with their money.   Theyj  recently hung a negro for stealing  a    dollar,   and  must   havo   lost!  money buying the rope.  A GOOD LITTLE STORY  John, said Mrs. Bassett, as they  sa,t at breakfast in their pretty  little suburban home, w;c must  have a new hoe. Shall I order  one from Moneymaker's by mail,  or will you go up there today and  get one ?  I'll go up and get it my dear.  A hoe is rather an important implement, and should be very carefully (-elected.   .  At noon, therefore, Mr. Bassett  went up town, to Moneymaker's  department store, and inquired of  tho affable floor walker where he  might find hoes.  Street floor, third aisle to the  left was the reply, and John Bassett marched on, thinking how  much more methodically a man  shops than a woman.  But when he reached, the counter he saw nothing but stockings.  I beg pardon^ ho said to the  pompadoured saleslady. I was  mistakenly directed. I wish to  see hoes.  Right here Sir, said the pompadoured one. Twenty-five cents a  fair.  . Oh, said Mr. Bassett, a light  breaking in on him. I don't  mean that kind of hoes. ������ I mean  just common, ordinary hose.  These aro the cheapest wc have  ���������ir.   Twenty-five cents a pair.  But I mean boe<3.    I dou't want  a pair.    I only want one.  ���������   The girl stared.  We never separate a pair of  hoes, sir. ���������  If you did. would they be half  hose? said Bassett. unable to quell  his humorous instinct.  Again the salesgirl stared  haughtily, and Mr. Bassett hastened to add: I beg your "pardon  I'm sure. But I don't moan this  kind of hoes at all. I mean garden hose.  You could wear this kind in the  garden, said the girl accommodatingly, and Bassett turned away in  despair.  Look here he said to a floorwalker, can't you tell me where  to find hoes. Garden hoes, you  know, to use in tho country���������in a  small garden?  Certainly, Sir. You'll find what  you want in the basement, at the  foot of these stairs.  Down stairs Bassett marched,  and after arriving at the department indicated, found himself surrounded by a fine assortment of  large reels of rubber hose.  Where can I find hose ? .he exclaimed, gazing at the clerk in exasperation.  Right here, Sir. "Will you have  black rubber, brown rubber or  electric hose ?  Not that kind. I mean hoes for  a gardener, you know.  Yes sir, this is our best garden  hose.  John   Bassett   looked   at   the  clerk.  Never mind, he said; I've decided I don't want to look at hoes,  after all. I'm going to buy a  rake.          A New Jersey bolt of lightning  killed a setting lien. The second  bolt threw the corpse out of the  nest and hatched the eggs. The  next bolt will probably take the  chicks'but and dig worms for them,  or else kill the liar.  A criminal about to be executed  said goodbye to his prison chaplin  and to the wardens, then shook  hands with the executioner, but to  the reporters he simply nodded,  saying, I will see you journalists  later om���������The Week.  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE is hereby ������ivcn that at the next  meeting of the Hoard of License Commissioners  fur the I'itv of Greenwood, I intend lo npply for.  n transfer to O. A. Deni|isey of the liquor license  now held l.y me for the Arlington hotel, flttiate  on lot S2,,lilock 7. Copper street, City of 'Green-'  wo-d.  Dated the 23rd day of May, wnc  ALEX GREW  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE Is hereby given that at the next  meeting: of the Boaul of License Commissioners  for theLity of 0 reed wood. I intend,to apply for  a transfer to GreiK & Morrison of the license now  held by inc for the Pacific Hotel, situated on  Lots M and 84. Block 7. City of Gj-eenwood.  Greenwood, B. C, May 1,1,1:700.  ..-". HENRY B. MADDEN.  About  Float  Float is not a" periodical.  It is a book containing SG  illustrations, all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cash-  in after the flash 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 tho  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts the  roamings of a western editor amongst tho tender-  feet in tho cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In it aro printed three  western poems, and dozens of article too mim-  -erous to mention. Send  for ono before it is too  late. The price is twenty-  , five cents, postpaid to any  part of the world. Address all letters to  . T. Lowery  NELSON, B. O.        ���������  ANK OF BRITISH. NORTH AMERICA.  PAID UP CAPITAL, $4,-866,667  RESERVE FUND   -   $2,1 4:1,333  Transacts'a general banking business.   Interest  allowed on Savings Accoumts, from ���������  ��������� one dollar upwards at  current rates."  COPPER ST.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  jmm^mfflBmmmMBBBBfflm  M BANK   OF   MONTREAL  rEH ESTABLISHED  1817.  H| PAID   UP  CAPITAL, $14>00,000. REST, $10,000,000  [Jill ��������� UN "IVIDED PROFITS, $001,855.41  t& General Banking BnsinossiTransacted.   Drafts issued on all points, and .Colloc-  Jgh lions made at lowest ratts. '  Egg].' SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  }   W. F. PROCTOR,  rfi^ Interest allowcd at Current rates   /manager Grbrnwoo'd branch  TRUHK5 BA<55������H,?f  <3  A full line of Trunks, Valises  and Bird Cages for sale at the  Red   Front Furniture Store.  A. L WHITE & CO,  Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Eggs  and Finest Creamery  Butter  J, always in stock.   Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Poultry   Best Quality.  r  i  n  GO.  .m^Mrsi.k^i^.KjA^j.wiumt.i^.-n^iAm^  Dealers in  o   pi?esh and Salfc| ]VIea<:s, pish and'Poaltry ������  < i  11-  11 .  i >'i  e  ������  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay.  09������ a  eel  20th Century Clothing; '  Is without an equal in cut, finish, price and durability.  Prices range from $10 to ������22.50, aud no trunk can hold a  better investment.  FALL UNDERWEAR for. men from $1 to ������5 a suit.  BLANKETS, all wool, $2 to $5. ��������� ���������     ���������   .  The finest assortment of NEW FALL SHOES in Nelson.  Strangers always welcome.  BROWN & CO. = = Nelson,  Good Rigs and Expert Drivers.'  Saddle  Horses always, ready,   Hay, Grain and  Feed tor sale.  GEORGE H- QHOPhEt  ������$������iil  e BMt  mmmummmMBmim ������������������ 'It-  THE GREENWOOD LEDGE.  /Greenwood, B. C., June ;7, 1-  mmM  * ' LIMITED..  Supplies.electricity for Power, Light, Pleating  .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  1 GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.f  DIRECT  IMPORTERS OF BEST  WINES LIQUORS AND  GIGARS.  WINES FROM OPORTO  '-'   BRANDY FROM FRANCE  GIN  FROM. HOLLAND  SCOTCH WHISKEY FROM SCOTLAND  AND BEER FROM MILWAUKEE  ������  ��������� GREENYtfOOD LIQUOR GO., GREENWOOD, B.G. f  i  4*V  V'  BEALEYINESTTMENT AND TRUST CQ.,LT0.  . We have a group of three mineral claims in the high-  grade helt to lease or bond on very reasonable terms.  MINING STOGKS, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  t  i  b  ThePacific Hots!  '"' - Is under the management of Greig  & Morrison. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the bar contains the best brands of wines, liquors  and cigars in the city..    .    .  The Pacific Safe  * is conducted by Howard Moore and  it .is open day and night. The dining room is one of the largest in  the Boundary, and the lunch cuun-  -" ter is just the place to get a quick  meal.      Copper street, Greenwood.  m  ill  i  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. Ic is heated with Iteam 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. '  I      I Erracist X CartSer, Prop,  t  i&M������&Q^0QQimW8WmBQ@9Q&iQ9������$t999QGee������9������QG&0&Q  Is opposite the Great Northern depot,, aud is a delightful haven for tho weary traveler. Great veins  of hot water run through the entire house, and  bathrooms are always at the servico^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 the drinks go  down like eating fruit in a flower garden. The  sample Morris are tho largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers'with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop,  THE GREATER LOVE   '  The scattered dwellings of the  mining camp looked like brown  spatters "upon the. otherwise spotless canvis of the mountainside.  During the night the iclouds had  sifted down a white mantle for  rjck and tree and roof, and  against this background of purity  the walls of the log shacks and slab  shanties loomed up uglier than  over.  Tom Curly, standing on the rise  of the trail where it broke cover at  the mouth' of the gulch, gazed upward at the camp with a pleasure  as keen as though it was a fairy  city instead'of a.cluster of un-  painted huts about the mouths of  the mine shafts.  It was early morning. Although smoke was risi-'g from  many of the stovepipe chimneys  nobody was yet astir in the open.  The fire had been built under tho  boiler at the engine shed; for Tom  could see the black cloud pouring  from the' only brick chimney in  the'town. The fireman's footsteps  could be traced through the snow  up the main street.  Curley flung tho field glasses  around from behind, took them out  of the case and got one. certain  cabin in, range. His lips were  asmilo and his big face glowed  with something beside the fresh  mountain air.  This cabin was set back from  the others. It was not near, the  main part of the town, but was a  good deal down the lull from the  shaft houses. While he still bo-  served the cabin through the instrument whose-powcr brought the  picture so near the door opened  and a man aud woman came 'out.  The.woman came out ouly to  the threshold and the man stood on  the broad stone which was still un-  swept of- the "snow, and which,  until he had stepped out, had been  unmarred by a single footprint.  Curley'started. The flush went  out of his big face and his hand  which held the glasses gripped  them.  The picture of the man aud  woman stood out plainly in the  focus of the glass. Curley could  even "see the expression of their  faces as he bade her goodbye. -His  footsteps' made another wavering  line of black marks along the  mountainside until they joined tho  prints of the fireman's boots on  the town's principal thoroughfare.  The woman went in after a  moment and shut tho door. The  man on the trail shut the glasses  and plodded on toward the ugly  little town. lie saw no beauty iu  it now. His head hung on bis  breast, the tangle of gray beard  sweeping almost to his belt.  In an hour he turned off the  trail and crossed the waste lands to  the cabin. "There were other  tracks about the town now, for the  miners were astir for another  week's work. Several of them  hailed him.  Hullo Tom !   Didn't expect 3-cu  back from the   city 'fore   night,  must have^traveled by starlight, said one.  Curley passed on wordless and  with down cast glance.  What's got into Big Tom I wonder? was the open inquiry of the  tho miner. His question like his  former observation, remained unanswered.  ��������� The woman was sweeping the  doorstone of its powdery covering  when Curley came near. She was  singing cheerily and tho swing of  her arms as she wielded tho broom1  \Vas vigorous.  She was a brown haired young  woman with gray eyes, her lips  very full and very red. Her un-  corsetod figure displayed more animal strength than grace, but in a  certain course'way her features  were handsome.  Tho man came from tho corner  of tl������ house, careful not to cross  the . footprints, and his boots  crunching ou tho snow startled  hor.  Tom ! she cried. I didn't expect you so early as this.     Evcry-  this  the  me.  slep  thing all right ? '  He did not reply. As she spoke  she gave a quick backward glance'  into the cabin. The man noticed-  it. His silence brought her eyes  around to his again.  What's the matter, Tom"? "she  asked, trying to speak easily.  ��������� He pointed at the tracks leading  away from the door. Instantly a  flash of comprehension carne into  the gray eyes and fear followed  close on its trail. But the mask  of her facial expression remained  unbroken and her voice was without a tremor as she said:  Oh, Johnny was up this morning  to see if I needed anything���������before he went to the shaft, you  know.  The man spoke then. After the  hour's suppression the sound  rasped out of his throat that  seemed strange even to his own  ears.  He went away from here  morning.    I  saw   him   from  trail.   You don!t have to tell  Well? she said, faintly.  We?l! he roared, taking a  nearer.  He went away from here; but  how did he come here, hry ?  When did he come here���������tell me  that?  There's his tracks in the snow���������  goins- sway. Tno snow fell before  midnight.   -  fehe   shrank   from   him   now���������  shrank into a crouching, quivering  heap on the threshold of the cabin.  Curley raised his huge   fist  over  her.  Dont kill me, Tom ! Don't kill  me! she cried.  Kill you���������no ! - Why should I  kill you? I knew you' when I  married you; but-you said you  loved me. Why did you say so if  it was a lie? Why didu't you  take Johnny when you were free ?  Why did you wait until you could  do this devilish thing���������until you  could come betwee us���������Johnny  and me���������that has been chums for  years? No, I'll not kill you���������I'll  let you live.    But I'll kill him.  He spun on his heel and strode  up the mountainside, never once  looking bafck. ' But her voice���������  shrill, agonized, imploring, reached  his ears:  Will you kill your be--t friend���������  oh, Tom, will you kill Johnny?  The words rang in his head as  though it wero empty of all other  thought. Yet he was following  out a well-defined purpose in approaching the. shafts.  Hi, Tom ! shouted the foreman,  the right man at the right timr.  Go look out for the bucket at the  new shaft, will you? The men  are just going down.  Curley "strode on without reply.  Four men were about to step into  the huge bucket. Ono of them  was a black-haired, black-eyed fellow���������handsome, reckless looking,  with a smile'forthe world and the  devil. He started when he saw  Big Tom striding toward him.  Curley plucked at his sleeves  'and pulled him to one side.  I saw you���������I was on the trai  he  said,     catching    his    breath  strangely.    You���������you villain.  What's that? cried the other.  His face flushed darkly and his  hand crept back toward his hip.  Don't bluff, growled Curley.  You, you'd no business to do this,  Johnny, an' you 'an' me friends !  You're crazy, declared the  younger man, but dropped his  gaze. I was only up there this  morning to'sco how she was���������as I  promised.  Tho footprints gave the lie to  that Johnny, said Curley more  quietly. You and mo w ill have t  have this out.  At the moment the foreman  voic3 cried:  They're waiting for you Johnny.  You're to be top man, Tom,  The younger man jerked away  and with a muttered curse leaped  into tho bucket. Tho wire cablo  whirred through the blocks and  tho vchiclo shot down out of sight.  Big Tom stood a moment motionless.    Thou ho filled and lit his  of  pipe, strolled nearer tho mouth  the shaft and sat down.  .By and by there came a, muffled  shout from Lelow and he leaned  over the hole in the mountainside!'!  A voice���������his chum's voice���������came  up out of the depths:  All right above ?  All right.  Tom stood there watching the  bucket, heaped with broken stone,  coming up out of the darkness.  Johnny was below tending the  rope which guided tho swinging-  cage, while-the other man worked  back in the tunifel. If a rock fell  from the bucket the voice of the  man at tho top gave warning, so  that the rope tender could dait  back into the tunnel and (scape  injury.  When tho bucket reached the  top Curley swung it from the  mouth of the hole. If a stone got  knocked off then, Johnny would  stand a good chance of being killed  ���������if he was not warned. A sudden wave of rage went over tho  man, aud his hand reached over to  touch a rock which lay on the very  edge of the bucket.  Will you kill your best friend ?  Johnny and he had "chummed  it" off and on-for eight years. So  unlike, yet thej' ordinarily seemed  to understand each other. The  miners laughed at them, but they  had stuck together���������Tom so slow  and quiet, and Johnny so quick  and voluble.  The bucket was dumped  upon  the heap and shot down into the  dark again.     Curley drew on   a  cold pipe while he waited.     He  was thinking.  Again the cry:  All right above?  The full bucket rose for a second  time.    Near the top it struck the  side of the shaft.     There was a  rattle and jar,   and there was  a  great piece of rock slipped over (he  edge.  Ware out below.  The drawling tone rang out unshaken.    A thud on  the floor of  the shaft,  and then   a   mocking  laugh floated up.  All right, Tommy, my boy!  Not killed this time.  Curley frowned more deeply.  His chum's voice was as light as  ever. He seemed to have no heart  for this awful thing that was eating his heart out.  Nearer and nearer drew the  bucket. Tom reached out to sieze  it, standing on the very brink of  the shaft to do so. Then ho slipped  on a snow covered rock.  His outstretched hands missed  the edge of the bucket. His linger  nails   scraped   along the smooth  iron as heJfell outward.  If ho screamed the man below  might not know what happened  aud would not get under cover.;  His last flash of intelligence]  thought was this. Then again the!  drawling cry penetrated to the  depths of tho shaft:  Ware ont below !  Johnny darted back. There was  a dull, ccholess impact at the bottom of the shaft. Johnny seized  the lantern and threw its beams  upon that which had fallen. The  face of a dead man was turned up  to his.  Greater love hath no man than  this, that a man lay down his life  for his friends.  R.    ROBINSON  .Is ^he cmly   shoemsjier ��������� -\n  America   who   obtained ,'a      _-.  liicdal at the Paris Exposi- ���������   ���������-  tioii iu 1878 for making the ' .  .Best shoes. Boots zpade .to  order; Repairing neatly  executed. '"  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD.  The question has been solved.  A newspaper man can live on  winr*. We have been living on air  for quite a while, though we admit  that we have fallen off some shice  we arc forced to try our new ' experiment.���������Bastrop Vidette  For goodness sakes ! Bro. don't  let out such information. The  erratic public might decide to give  it a general test.���������Ex."  Tins Ledge S2 a year,  When in  STOP AT  CrowelFs - Hotel  The Hotel Slocan  THREE FORKS, B. C.  Is the leading hotel of tho city.  Mountain trout and game dinners a specialty.    Kooms  reserved by telegraph.  HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor.  F. H. HAWKINS  ASSAYER  SANDCN.B-G,  FREDERIC   W. McLAlNE,  Mining and Real Estate Broker. Estates managed  and loans made.   Local and District Agent Cana-  ��������� dian Pacific railway lands.   Stocks and shares.  eiMwn, Prince fienry and Canadian Western Oil $focR$  >3$$8������������&ss3������993$8eee?gs3S������o������s8G33������������ee8$ee������eoeftS6&s������6f  Tfc  e==>o  frathcoma  Hotel  o<^  Is situated on a slight eminence, just a block from tho busy'  scenes on Baker street, and is within easy touch of everything in the citj\   From its balconies can be seen nearly  all the grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful  city of Nelson.     Few hotels in the great west  equal the Strathcona, and tourists from  every land will find within its portals  all the essentials that create pleasant memories within -the  mind of those who .  travel.  B. .TOflKINS, Hanaf  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  o ' ���������   *  Ttmnn  We do Job Printing occasionally. Not cheaper than you  can get it done in the East ;'not neater than it can bo  done in any other shop in British Columbia, but just  Everyday Job Printing at Liying Rates. We want a  part of your work. If you are a go-ahead business  man you vHll understand the benefits to be derived from  intelligent advertising in a live newspaper.  I  You can have your name, placed on the Honor Roll of  The Greenwood Ledge for one year for the small sum  of $2.00, or six months will cost you $1.00. Give us (he  chance to tell you weekly " How do play cum up." It  may interest you and prove profitable to us.  Old White Front Store, Government st, Oreo wood:  2,=; /Greenwood, 13. C, June.7, 190(5.  THE GREEN WOOD LEDGE  FREE YOUR HOUSE  From Bed Buss Roaches  and   Insects,   by   using  WHITE'S  BED   BUG   BANE  ,"l^i,   |������a.mimmiiiii  Odorless   and   Stainless.  Easily Applied and gives  Entire Satisfaction  IN   BOTTLE  Dispensing Chemists.  -    50   CENTS  BROS.  Opticians.  NEW   GOODS  Foot Comfort, tloiiljle' size - - 25c. ���������  Baby's Own Bath Powder - - 515c.  ROYAL   INK  For Linen,  Silk   or Cotton,  Writes  Black, Stamps .Black 25c.  SPARKLETS FOR SYPHONS  THOMAS DRUG CO.  LIMITED,  THE .WHITE METAL  During the last two years the  production of silver has not kept  'pace fully with the consumption.  ;Tho waiting attitude on the part of  large consumers has resulted in an  accumulation of demands and  'within the last few months a concentration of orders from different  quarters has been the means of establishing the ma-ket price of  metal on a high level. Some few  'years ago the secretary of the  -.United Stales treasury in his report to congress, called attention  ���������to the necessity of purchasing more  silver bullion for subsidiary coin-  age..purposes. As yet the government has taken no steps in that  'direction. The English government also, according to silver experts, has failed to (ill its re-  'quirements in this line, and there  'is prospective large demand for  general coinage purposes through-  ;out the world. Tho Russo-Japanese war added a fresh impulse to  'the upward trend of the metil, because of the fact that the demand  'in the far cast was largely increased, and payment for all supplies purchased in Manchuria had to  Tje made in silver.  India has of late been  absorbing  .large quauties of the white   metal.  ;The Indian wheat and cotton crops  .last year were particularly heavy,  Jwhich fact   accounts   in   part for  that country's heavy absorption of  'silver within the last few  months  ''   At the same time that the demands for silver for coinage purposes have been increasing  its requirements for use in the arts have  'also   been   expanding on a large  .'scale,Until now,  it is estimated.  '50,000,000 ounces are used annually for purposes other than coinage.  In matter of  production,   Mexico  'stands first,-   with   an   output   of  75,000,000 ounces a year, with the  ^United   States    next,    producing  something above 05,000,000 ounces..  The total production of the United  States and Mexico combined,  therefore, reaches about 140.000,-  000 ounces annually, while the  world's production totals only  about 170,000,000. In other  words the United States and Mexico produce over 82 percent of the  world's total.  THE R0SSLAND MINES  At the mines there continues to  be the usual activity, and the output of ore continues to run from  0,500 tons to 7,000 tons a week,  with a prospect of a considerable  increase. The Crown Point should-  resume shipments within a few  days. At the Velvet-Portland a  good sized force is engaged in developing that property, and it  should not bo long before it will  begin the extracting of ore and the  making of concentrates. The  White Bear is being developed,  and should within a reasonable  time begin shipments. As for the  larger mines, it is admitted that  they could at any time by an extra  effort considerably increase their  shipments, and some of them are already preparing to do this. This  is notably the case with tho Centre  Star, which when it has installed  its new and enlarged hoist should  materially increase' its shipments.  ���������Kosslaud Miner.  THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER  The people in charge of the Sunday observance measure now before  parliament, are displaying fanatical tendencies in some propositions  presented for discussion, and especially the Sunday newspaper.  The Victoria Colonist in the following, hits the. nail squarely on  the head;  As wo had anticipated, the eastern fanatic on the question of Sunday newspapers is to have his way.  The Monday paper is to be permitted to be published by the em  ployees going to work  on  Sunday  evening at eight o'clock.    This is,  of course, ridiculous to those f.v-  miliar with tho technical  requirements of a newspaper office.     In  order to start the mechanical staff  at work at eight o'clock,  the editorial  and  reportorial  staffs must  have a largo amount of material  ready.   That necessitates working  for some hours previous and  practically all day.    Is there any law  effective enough to prevent an editor    from  placing   his   views   on  paper at any hour of   Suuday,   or  would a serious attempt be made  to arrest a reporti-r- in wiitingdown  an account of the ordinary happenings of the day ?    A man  would  be worse than a slave  who would  submit   to   it.     As   for   Sunday  newspapers in  British  Columbia,  we   have   already   expressed   our  views on the subject.     The   proposed law, if it should go into effect, is unworthy of a free conntiy  and will do more to react against  the   attempted   tyranny   of clericalism than anything else we could  imagine.     The    people    of   this  country aro prepared   to   comply  with a reasonable and sane observance of Sunday as Sabbath, but  they are not to be whipped  into a  slavish obedience to tho dictates of  any class or sect of the community.  Wise   men will   let   well   enough  alone, and in interfering- with established institutions  which work  no wrong to the public to satisfy a  religious fad,   they   aro   creating  trouble   for  themselves    in    the  future.  SCHOOL REPORT  DIVISION* I.���������L.   J-   WATSON  Pupils actually attending       31  Average daily attendance       28.36  Percentage 91.41  Pupils present every session:  .Jack Allison, Harry Archibald,  Jim Galloway, Grace Holmes,  Frederick Jaynes, Roy Parker,  Vivian Wickwire.  1)1 VISION II���������C. St.  AIAKTIX  Pupils actually attending   "   40  Average daily attendance       37.91  Percentage 94.77  Pupils   present    every session :  Lena Archibald, Roderick   Allison, Flovie Archambault,   Sarnie  Archambault, Percy Archambault,  The finest Ready to Wear-Clothing  made in Canada or any other country. Let us fit you out with a suit of  Joe Archambault, Jack Cairns,  Alexander Hunter, Lloyd Johnston, Charlie McArthur, Roy May,  Jimmie OlivcrJ Lawrence Parker,  Hazel Redpath, Grace Redpath,  Ward Stover.  On the Board  Evidently a printing office is  badly needed in Franklin. The  hotel Waldorf Astoria has  smoothed albugo pine tree near  the front door and uses the same  for.an hotel register, while the  hotel Franklin uses a hewn pine  board for the same purpose.���������  Grand Forks Sun.  Kettle Valley Railway  W. P. Tierney & Co., received  the contract last Monday to build  an extension of the Kettle Valley  railway from Grand Forks for a  distance of GO miles westward.  The expenditure in building the  extension will be over a million  dollars. George Tierney arrived  iu Grand Forks yesterday for the  purpose of making arrangements to  commence work at once. His  father is now on his way west from  Toronto.  Some friends of-the family sent  a notice .to the Abilene (Kan.,)  Reflector, saying that an 8-lb boy  had been born to Mrs. Blank. All  the editor could make out of it was  that the Sth boy had been born to  Mrs. Blank, and thus he printed  it. Aud the Blanks, who had  been married but one year have  been raising Cain about it ever  since.���������Stratford Herald.  Ask the barkeep for a Kootenay  Belle cigar.  I       MERGHANT  I        TAILOR - =       I  H Special attention given to the H  H ". Cleaning and Repairing      S  M Department                gj  g Coffer Stbhet, Greenwood m  W, WIDOWSON, Chemist and Assaycr,  Nelson, B-C���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  SI" each! Gold-Silver, $150; Silver-Lead,  $1.50; Zinc, $i; Gold Silver, with Lead or  Copper, $2.50. Samples arriving by express  or mail will receive prompt attontion. P. O.  Drawer, 1108; I'liono A 67.  The Kootenay  1 Standard Ci������ar  Is made in Nelson.   Try a shipment and please your patrons.  J. C. Tlielin, Nelson  IT PAYS TO DEAL HERE  IS UNQUESTIONED  For one week only \ye will offer- our entire stock of carpet's,  carpet squares and ]'ugs at a great, sacrifice.        -.   ;  Our 30c. yard 30-inch carpet to sell.'.  20c a yard  Our 75c. yard 36-inch carpet to sell - ��������� 55c. a yard  Our $1.15 yard 36-inch carpet, to sell  90c. a yard.  Our $1.25 yard 3G-inch carpet, to sell........��������� $1,00 a- yard  27-inch Tapestry Carpet, regular $1.00, to sell��������� S0c; 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 you there..  FURNISHED ROOMS  By day or week ; $2 a week  and up, at tho Commercial  hotel, Copper street, Greenwood.    Bath [in connection.  P. POUPARD  ��������� LTD.  TtfE 6IG STOHE.  ^  ^-  PHOENIX, B. C, JULY 2 AND 3  Liberal... Prizes  in All. Events  Baseball Tournament,    Horse Eaeing,  Machine Kock Drilling,     Hose Eeel Eaeing  Sports Ball in the Evening  lie by Phoenix Fire Brigade band.  Eg.   Special   Rates   on-All   Rail way s\  FOR PARTICULARS, ADDRESS     ��������� "���������-��������� "���������  v E P. SHEA, Chairman G. McEACHERN, Sec'y   9%k  J. E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Sandon, B. C.  Wo know the quality of these garments and have li:tle fear that anybody will find more satisfactory  clothing elsewhere. We greet  everyone cordially, show what we  have cheerfully, and do all we can  to help you make comparisons.  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  Dominion Hotel  Bar  Old Ironsides Avenue  Phoenix  Is under lease to the undersigned.  The cigars aro fragrant and can be  smoked wtthout the aid of a porous  plaster. The beer is not all froth,  aud the nerve bracers touch the  right spot, especially in the morning.    Come in and have a shot.  W. 8; DAVIDSON  (MIM5KAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Diamond Fraeli'inal" Mineral Claim, situate  in the Greenwood Mining Division of Yulo  District.   Where located:   Iu Providence  Camp.  TAKE  NOTICE that we. Jihn P. McLeori,  1    Free  Miner's Certificate -So. ilOlfinfi, mid  William Diamond. Free Minei's Ccrtifieate No.  HolMi;, intci-il. sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to tho MiriiiiB Kecoider for a  Certifi-'  eate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown ft rant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before iho  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Datod this 0th day of May, A. D. 1U0U.  ���������.���������������������������.. 11-52  REG IN A WATCHES  PUPS FOR SALE  Llewellyn pups for side.   Apply  to W. J. Cramer, Phoenix.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC RY.  90 DAY ROUND TRIP  EXCURSIONS  EAST  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  tfREiwooD A. LOGAN & CO. ���������WAY  GAPITAMVANTED  A group of eleven copper olaims  in East Kootenay can ho howled  upon easy terms. For particulars  address Box 452, Nel-on, B. 0.  Winnipeg, Port Arthur, Duluth.  St. Paul.  Tlirough excursion rat<*s to Toronto, Montreal,JIaritimo Provinces  New York aud New England on  application,  PutcH ofmilo:  ,7uili! 4,0, 7, 23,38.   '  July ", 3.  August 1, B, 0.  S(ti)ti!iul)fti'0, to.  Tickets subject to usual variations of route and include* meals  and berths on Canadian Pacific  steamers on Great Lakes. Full  particulars from  ,r. .1. CAICTHll, U. P. A., NolHdii.  Are You Going Fishing?  , If so get your Fishing [Outfit of  ;  Rods, Keels, Lines, Flies, Landing  Nets,. Leaders, Fly'"Books, Etc., at  at lowest prices from  COLES & FRITH  Booksellers, Stationers, Wall Paper  Dealers, Etc.  Telephone .33. -       Greenwood,B.C.  BX*M  wntfa  tas/tm  utmmmwtm


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