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 . ^  1.     V.jr.  '*'������?*&-&  -   , ���������      ���������������������������K .. '.'.',V),"iy |  ' -~?\  THE  OLDEST  MINING  CAMP  NEWSPAPER   IN   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Voi,.   XVIII.  GREENWOOD; B. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1912.  No. 47.  tmm mmtimgiMmimi������amiamsBm^^ii  p Baiting Powder  .    .   BEST   ON. THE   MARKET  5 pound can, $1.25 -      2 1*2 pound can, 75 cents  ... 16 ounce can, 35 cents  our Concentrated Soups  AU flavors at 5 cents a package  Try  Linoleum  The'Thistle Brand is the best on  earth: New Import Shipment just  received.' See the patterns and get  my prices before yon buy and you  will come back. ' New line of Kitchen Ware j ust opened up.  The Russell-Law-i  HARDWARE . GROCERIES     MENS' FURNISHINGS  Steel Rods, Reels, Lines, Spoon, Baits,  Flies, Leaders, .Lauding Nets, Baskets,  Pants,   etc.,    etc.    ,   .  Wading  COMPLETE ANGLER'S OUTFIT     , PRICES RIGHT  best  fishing  Phone ,16   Greenwood, B. C.  (?'���������  CAN NOW BE OBTAINHD l*ROM  W. E. Brown. L. A. Smith & Co.  Russell-Law-Caulfleld, Co. ���������  and Cakes only at Eholt  Trading Company.  Orders for any of my specialties  ��������� given a day in advance to any ol  the above firms will be promptly  and correctly filled.  William C,Arthurs  THE  BREAD &  CAKE  BAKER  Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  Jt  I Around ��������� Home 1  Curlew ice creanrfresh every  day at Kennedy's:  A. S. ��������� Hood expects to leave  Phoenix in October.  Fishing   tackle' of,  the  quality at Kennedy's. ,���������  See   Brown's   line of  tackle-iri Perry, Wash.  John L. Coles took a short look  at Nelson on Tuesday.  A. L. White returned from  Princeton on Saturday; ���������  A YlYz pound,trout was caught  in Long lake last week.'  Harry Morgan . was in town  from Chesaw this week.  Bert de Wiele will make a trip  to England next month.  Albert Kerr is sinking a shaft  on the Midway coal property.  _  About 200 miners licenses .were  issued in Greenwood last week.  -   Ben Woods was a visitor to the  red metal metropolis on Saturday.  -' James McCreath  will  make a  tour of the Okanagan next week.  Born,���������In Eholt, on May 29,  to Mr. and Mrs! lanes', a daughter. ,     -���������'  The address of 'Paddy Murray  is wanted by his son^Joe of Spo^  kane." -   ,'-  The robins are'getting* ready  hours iu solid laughter. The  piece was full of good songs and  jokes ard" the characters were  well sustained.  It is unlawful to catch and keep  fish that are under six inches in  length. The law is to be strictly  enforced in this section of the  country, and Ike Walton's disciples should paste this warning on  their bait cans.  giu  Greenwood's   Big   Furniture  Store  We have received  Another Shipment  Of Fine Velvet and Tapestry ' Carpet Squares  direct from the English looms.. T-hey are of the  latest  designs- and excellent values at our prices.  T.  Opposite  GULLBY .-& Co.  Postofficc. GREENWOOD, B. C. Phone 27  r.  You will find a Welcome  at the Club Cigar Store and Pool Room  CIGARS, TOBACCOS,  AND  SMOKERS1  SUPPLIES  FRUIT AND  CONFECTIONERY  Coast, Calgary and  Local * Papers and Magazines  always on the tables.  Agent for Phoenix Laundry, -.       Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  "1  f^mi  ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY  has seldom been gathered in 'such  an extensive display as the one we  are now showing. We know you  will become interested. Not only in  THE ODD DESIGNS  but with the prices that we have  placed upon the articles.  If you want to see the prettiest  Chains, Lockets, Brooches, Pins  and Stone Set Jewelry ever shown  in this town, come now.  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  ^iBg  WALTER" G. KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR  J  KOOMS   TO    LET  In the Swayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  Jp&thB free to guests.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  I SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President  ALEXANDER LAIRD  General Manager  JOHN AIRD  Assistant General Manager  CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000  SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS  Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and  upwards. Careful attention is given to every account Small accounts  are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.  Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,  withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. &t  J. T. BEATTIE/ Manager,   v   -       Greenwood Branch.  f  I  '.U  I  c  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  and Poultry. Shops in nearly all the  towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.  <i  u  j! .-���������>   ���������������������������������������������  | COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C.  1  fe^aw^jsa^n^sswa^^^  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion 8  a.m. ist and 3rd Sundays in this  month; Matins, 11 a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  2:30 p. m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  WANTS. Etc  For   Sale. ��������� Piano,  Apply at Ledge office.  cheap.  Farm for Sale.���������A 160 acre  farm near Bridesyille, 35 acres  under cultivation and 20 more  about ready for breaking up.  90 acres available for cultivation  and the balance good pasture  land. For further- particulars  apply R. T. Lowery, Greenwood.  For Sale���������A five horse power  motor.   Apply at Ledge office.  .For Sale.���������Nice 6 room house,  barn and lot, cheap, C. F, Stork,  Greenwood, B. C.  Wanted,���������Information. Will  P. W. or Paddy Murray, late ol  Princeton, B. C, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, please communicate with Joe Murray. Very  important. S421 McClellan St.  Spokane, Wash.  Strayed,���������To.my ranch. One  dark saddle horse, owners may  have the same by paying expenses and proving property.  H. A. Pearson, Myncaster. .  Al Saunders will play lacrosse  in Vernon this summer.  to hold a picnic in :the cherry  trees.     "   ,        .,     ��������� ]\    , .  R. A. Brown has recently shot  several bears near the- Volcanic  mine.  Born.���������In Midway on June 2,  to Mr, and Mrs. Harry McArthur,  a son.  There are many transfers of  farm lauds this spring at Rock  Creek.  H. A. Brandt has been appointed superintendent of the Lone  Star mine.  Dr. Stone is opening au office,  and taking up his residence in  Greenwood.  Rey. Franklin Watson has  moved into the vicarage'on Kim-  berly avenue.       ;'��������� ���������'   -A  There will be" an interesting  session, of the Court of Revision  next Monday.  In Ferry, Wash., Brown has  20 dozen squirrel traps for sale at  10 cents each.  Scott Galloway was in town  last week. He is now a resident  of Vancouver.       ;  J. E. McAllister came in on  Saturday to inspect the affairs of  the B. C. Copper Co.  Mrs. Duncan Ross will spend  the summer, with her husband in  camp near Hazelton.  The Agricultural Association  meets every Wednesday evening  in the Association buildings.  Oa Monday the C.P.R. passenger train put a cow out of commission, about three miles east  of the city.  A marriage license was issued  on May 29 to Fred Schom, and  Mrs. Annie Lightly, both of  Bridesville.  W. B. Fleming and Grey Pond  will attend next week, the meeting of the Oddfellows Grand  Lodge in Victoria.  The Cariboo pioneers will have  a re-union at Kamloops in September. The Boundary towns  will send quite a contingent.  The wagon road employees are  receiving their monthly cheques  this week. There are plenty of  applicants for work on the wagon  roads/  Service in the Presbyterian  church   next   Sunday,    June   9,  11 a. m. Sunday School, and  Bible class at 2:30 p. tn. All are  welcome.  W. J. and Lester Armstrong  will appear before Judge Brown  on Friday, charged with stealing  a wagon and other heavy goods  at Camp McKinny.  Last week the city paid Mrs.  Hattie MeBride $4,800, for the  corporation bonds that she bought  some time ago. She may open a  boarding house in this city.  Crawford Rush and H. Mc-  Guffie saw a black bear near the  Jewel mine on Monday. From  their point of view the bear looked like an overgrown elephant.  A coon must have been paying  attention to our backyard. Last  week we counted six roosters in  that particular locality, but their  voices appear to have been stilled  since then.  H. McGuffie returned last week  from taking Gust Lcof to thc  asylum at New Westminister.  Leof was geu+le as a lamb and  gave no trouble to the officer  while enroute.  A good company was present  at the Auditorium on Tuesday to  see Casey Jones, and spent three  Iu Greenwood next Thursday,  before ihe Farmers Institute PI.  Rive will lecture upon the cow,  and A E. Keffer upon irrigation.  Lectures will be delivered upon  the 12th at Rock Creek upon  dairying and dry farming.  ��������� Owing to his effective advertising, C. F. Stork's sale has been  a great success" during the past  week. He is satisfied with .the  result ot the sale, and the public  are iu the same happy mood. Get  in early and avoid the rush.  The Miner's Union will have  an election of officers this week:  The union is hot in a very flourishing condition there being only 190  members. The salary of the secretary will be reduced, and expenses cut down in other directions.  Last Thursday Charles Dane-  cich was charged with using indecent language towards Mrs.  Miller and fined $10. On. Saturday Mrs. Miller returned to  Austria, but failed to pay Charlev  the $25" that she had borrowed  from him.  F. C. Buckless sent three men  on Sunday, with' two boxes of  powder to blow out stumps in the  wagon road at Toroda, in order  to smooth the way for autos between Grand Forks and Greenwood. It is not often that Canadians build wagon roads in the  United States at their own expense.  The through trunk wagon road  will run from Grand Forks along  Fourth of July creek to Denoro,  where a new road will be built to  connect it with Eholt: A branch'  road will run from Phoenix to  Denoro. When'this work is finished autos can make .fast time  between. Greenwood and- Grand  Forks.  Bob Denzler is .one of the  noblest works of creation. For  many years he has never failed to  pay his subscription to Greenwood's Leading Excitement  promptly in advance, even if he  does live iu Spokane. His example  might well be followed by thousands of people upon this great  American continent.  Dandy Dick paid a visit to the  Mother Lode on Saturday and  was well received by an audience  ot ninety. The caste was the  same as gave the farce here some  time ago- with the substitution  of Mrs. Winter for Tilly Graham.  B. P. Hardcastle was able to take  his part as Topping. The piece  was well staged, well acted and  well received. Superintendent  Hibbert entertained the company  to supper at the close and a dance  was held up to midnight.  j Western float 1  CITY COUNCIL  The Council assembled on Monday evening.  Letter from C. Meredith & Co.,  re bonds was ordered fyled.  W. G. Pond was granted a two  weeks leave of absence.  The following accounts were  ordered paid: G. Clerf, $1.50,- M.  Craigie, $240.80; E. J. Cartier,  813.65; The Ledge, SS.G5.  The street committee reported  that the sidewalk on Gold street  was completed.  The action of the Mayor and  chairman of the financial com-  mitte, in redeeming $5,000 worth  of bonds, was endorsed by the  Council.  Lot 13 and 5, block D and 2,  Map 25 and 57 was sold to M. L.  Bryant for $25.  The council adjourned until June  17.     .____   LEPROSY AT MONTREAL  Montreal.���������There is a second  case of leprosy in Montreal. This  was tho information convoyed to  Controller Laehapello by tho medi-  car'ofiicor, Dr. Louis Laberg. A  conference was hold at onco and  the medical health officer was instructed to make a completo report  on tho circumstances.' It was explained by Dr. Laberg, that a  Chinaman, who had been in tho  city nearly threo years, had developed the discaso, and had been  quarantined.  ���������  Kaleden has a new hotel.  Quesnel again has ice-cream in  its midst.  Vernon has a new moving picture show.  Policemen in Edmouton are paid  $05 a month.  Port Alberni pays its policeman  $75 a month.    '  Cumberland will soon have  cement sidewalks.  Mr. Enderby is about to start a  sawmill at Fraser Lake.  Many gardens have been planted  in Stewart this summer.  M. Montgomery. has opened a  law ollice in Fort George.  At Yernon the Union Bank has  moved into its new quarters.  Paddy Murphy has a cub bear at  his popular hotelin Enderby.  A new hotel will soon be built at  Bull River, in East Kootenay.  Mrs. Milne has opened her new  millinery store in Summerland.  For water rates the citizens of  Peuticton are in arrears $2,000.  In the Yukon the White Pass  railway is running daily trains.  Tom Blench is running a stage  between Quesnel and Fraser Lake.  Dawson will hold an Exposition  in August that will last three days.  Efforts are being made to organize a Grand Army post at Oroville.  G. R. Chamberlain will again  open a furniture store in Chilliwack.  Fred Lade is running a daily  stage between Stewart and Bitter  Creek.  Tlie license of the new England  hotel in Cumberland has been cancelled.  After renovating, Tommy Shore  has opened the Portland Cafe in  Stewart.  W Harris, of Summerland, recently sold 30,000 tomato plants in  Penticton.   ���������  The Scattered Circle of King's  Daughters recently held a meeting  in Duncan.  Percy Godenrath has been elected  president of the new baseball club  in Stewart.  W. J. Jackson will run an auto  stage this summer between Merritt  and Tulameen.  A semi-weekly mail service has  been established between Wasa  and Cranbrook. ~  At Chilliwack Harry Roberts was  sent four months to jail for selling  liquor to a redskin.  For starting a fire without a permit near Chilliwack, James Ingalls  was fined $50 and costs.  Ganga Singh was fined $25 at  Duncan for having in his possession parts of a cock pheasant.  The Terris orchard in West  Summerland was recently sold to  W. C. Kelly for $800 an acre.  According to Fred Roo, .Bob  Kellock of Cranbrook first came to  Canada with Lord Selkirk in 1801.  The bridge across the Columbia  river at Trail was built by the pro  vincial government and cost $17<L-  000. ^  At the Bisley rifle matches in  England there will be 22 men from  Canada. Nine of them are from  the west.  More accommodation for the  travelling public has become a  crying necessity in Vernon, says  the News.  At Okanagan Centre about 30  acres have been planted in tomatoes and several acres in golden  wax beans.  The West Vale Review is now  in its second year, and although  the smallest paper in B.C., it has a  future bright with Hope.  None of the hotels in Nelson  used finger bowls 21 years ago, and  at that time tho leading breakfast  food was bacon and eggs.  During the first four months of  this year the poatoffice in Vancouver sold about $150,000 worth of  one and two cent stamps.  Judge Woodsworth, who recently died at Chesaw, was a pioneer  of the west, having crossed the  tho plains to .California in 1S60.  A man in Ladysmith was fined  $15.00 for swearing on the streets.  He should take to tho green timber  and drive a string of mook-faced  mules.  An English syndicate has purchased 13,000 acres of fruit land at  the head of Nicola lake. It will bo  settled mainly by ex-officers of the  British army.  Beer will soon be made in Cranbrook. Fred Simpson left that  city too soon. With his paper and  a brewery that town would not re-  quiro a brass band.  No license ia necessary for any;  person  engaged in' the fire insnr-'  ance business.   - Penticton recently ,  refunded ��������� $10. to a local firm from  whom it had collected.  It is, reported that a town will be  started at Decker's lake, on the  line of the G.T.P. It is 305 miles  from the coast, and Harry Howson  is interested in the deal.  In Kelowna the Kelowna Town-  site Co. are putting up a three  story- building. It will be fireproof and will have a power elevator, the first one in that city.  Construction work on the Grand  Trunk Pacific has reached 100  miles west of Tete Jaune Cache.  Work is carried on seven days a  week and twenty-four hours a day.  Jake Sehwauter has again put  on the apron and started a restaurant in Stewart which he calls  Little Parisienne Cafe. No doubt  Jake will make a specialty of frog's  legs, and coffee with light rolls on  the side. .  The Hudson's Bay company,  after doing business in^ Port Simpson for eighty years, has closed its  store in that town. Too many  Indian storekeepers in that village  to suit the big company with its  high prices.  For many yeais Pete Mullin  kept the Sideboard saloon in Dawson. Six years - ago he went to  Goldfield, Nevada, and paid $16,-  000 for a lot and building. Last  month he sold the property for  $500 and went back to Dawson.  Send for a catalogue of headstones and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. 'C.  EHOLT  Mrs. A. W. Clark has returned  from a visit to Vancouver.  Previous to his departure for  Cape Breton, Thomas Bonner was  given a farewell dance by his  many friends.  The Eholt Gun club' has 14  members who are prepared to meet  all comers. The Indians will never be able to capture Eholt.  There is not an empty house in  the town, and the citizen's laugh at  the idea of Grand Forks wanting  our car shops.  The strawberries will soon be  ripe on the fruit farms near this  city. Many new settlers have  come in this spring, and the land  is being rapidly put into a state of  cultivation.  A. good wagon road is wanted  between Eholt and the North Fork  of the Kettle river. The present  road is not much'better than a  deer trail, and as there is plenty  of money for roads these days Mr.  Spraggett should look into the  matter. This road is the natural  route from Boundary creek to  Franklin camp and is 1,600 feet  lower than the route through  Phoenix.  Three more families moved into  Eholt last week.  TO RAISE WAGES  London,  Eug.���������"The  right  to  strike   is   fundamental,"    Lloyd  George declares in the first number  of the Daily News and Leader in a  special interview; but strikes aro  no final remedy.    A little levelling  up here and tliere, that is all they  achieve.    No; whenever you begin  to probe these matters you'always  get back to the land.    It is the  agricultural laborer  on whom we  should concentrate attention . . .  No harm of any kind would come  to agriculture if the wage for labor  rose to a pound a week all over  the country,  and that   condition  would be much the most effective  way of improving the   minimum  wage in  other industries.    Then  look at village life as it is today.  I would rather die in six months  than be condemned to go back to a  youth  spent   amid   conditions  of  such   dull,   grey monotony.    Wo  must clear out the slum���������whether  in city or village or mining urban  district.    We cannot tolerate tho  slum any longer.    And if,  from  any source,  capital  is found for  housing,  it would mean just the  doinand   for labor   which will bo  best calculated to level up wagea  in thc village. Onco this is effected  the figure for wages will  not fall  again." THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  THE  L  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of  the earth, It comes to thc front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world, It believes  111 justice to everyone; from the man who mucks in the mine to the  king who sits on the cushions of the throne. It believes that advertising is the life of .trade ; and that one of the noblest works of  creation is the man who always pays the printer.  The,Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 when uot so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  thc county of Bruce. To thc United States it is $2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.   T.   LOWERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, JUNE 6, 1912.  A blue mark hero indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that tho editor would once moro  like to commune with your collateral.  Tun cig never made anybody big.  Tuutu is liko a good man.  cannot keep it down.  You  All live business people advertise in the paper?. The dead use  tombstones.  Tun "pickle bottle" is a great  aid in the municipal government  of old Sandon.  Tun free publicity man is still  doing business with the greenhorns  of the country press.  "Begood, and gum-booted turkeys  will never (lit across your room in  tlie early hours of the a.m.  Many  graphs,  editors   steal  our   para-  ami  get  credit  for  more  brains than the Lord gave them.  Thrui? aro twelve million square  miles in the British Empire, and  we do not own more than a mile of  it.  When  a man is brought up in a  printing ofiico it is difficult for him  to swear off the habit of getting near  tlio ink  keg.    A notable instance  along these lines occurred in the  east this spring. After being 27years  out of tho newspaper business our  brother Bill has  acquired an interest in one of the old-time papers in  Ontario.     As he has been mak'.ug  powder for  the past  20 years he  brings  with  his  re-en trance   into  the journalistic arena a knowledge  unknown to the majority of editors.  His paper is improving rapidly,  so  with  Bill iii the east and us in the  west Canada will now be properly  balanced.  As time goes on and the world  becomes wiser, all marriages will  be performed by government offic-  ialsunder the supervisionof scientific medical experts. The marriage  ceremony is no uso except in a  legal sense, for unless love and  harmony are present there can bo  no real marriage. The mumbling  of a few words by a priest or parson does not create love. As the  marriage   ceremony   is   a   purely  T   .      . . .. ,.., legal matter it should be taken out  It is only a matter of time until    .,.,������������������,.,,  ,. .     . .    . ..... of the   hands oi  the  clergy  and  the seat  of government at Ottawa    . ..    , ������J  ...  . ,    . , . .    Igiveu over entirely  to  the state.  will  nave to  oe moved to a point im, ,, J    ,  | Ihe   trouble   over   the   marriage  question   in   Quebec   makes   one  think  that some time in the night  a holy water, expert has slipped up  the  back  stairs  and  turned hack  the clock a few centuries.    Quebec  needs more iconoclasts.  further west.  The apple was discoverpd by the  Romans, but it is more than likely  that Othello was tho first to locate  the watermelon.  In many places in Vancouver  whisky is two bits a spoonful, and  yet water is free. Queer tastes  some people have at the coast.  The editors of country papers  Rhould rise to the occasion and  throw all proposals from advertising agencieB into the waste basket.  The Fall Fair will be the great  event of the year in Greenwood, if  the people boost for it the same as  they   do   in   Spokane. and   olber^ja^'^-^J"^.  places.  We would rather be healthy and  muck in the mine at three plunki*  a shift than sit- on a cushioned  throne and havo a doctor hold our  pulse every time we assailed a  square-rigged beefsteak with onions  for a chaser.  In Vancouver they put your  name in tho paper if you get drunk,  hut if you rob a bank they keep it  out, for fear it will break your  mother's heart. No one should  rob a bank in Vancouver who has  a mother living.  Now it is reported that Roosevelt never drank a highball in his  life. This is one of the reasons  that he is such a force in the  United States. Without bcoze it  is much easier to climb into the  high places, and stay there.  The Bad Lands of Dakota and  Montana are so desolate and lone-  pome that it is little wonder the  Indians say they aro "Hell with  the fire out." To us they always  looked like the dumping ground  for the ashes of defunct volcanoes.  Tho gruesome scenery of the Bad  Lands has no parallel in tho world.  It has all colors but green, and  without a touch of green no landscape-in pleasing to tlio eyo.  It is hard to tell when the first  white man set his foot in some  parts of B.C. When Billy Pool  located the Lexington claim iu the  Lardo more than twenty years ago  he thought that he was the first  white man who ever stubbed his  toes on the rocks along Fish creek.  Weeks afterward he discovered a  mound built with galena float, and  from the marks on the trees near  his camp he became convinced that  away back in the sixties some trail-  r blankets  through the virgin forests of Kootenay. ���������   It is hard to tell the exact  date   when  the first   white   man  plodded over the hills of this glorious province.     Perhaps more than  a thousand years ago some paleface  stumbled over our great scenic attractions in search of that powerful  yellow stuff called  gold,  or desirable subdivisions to Calgary, Co-  quitlam, Edmonton and other western cities.    Reincarnated and with  packs on  their backs this grandly  beautiful province may he haunted  by those who lived here a million  years ago,   and yet the tenderfoot  just in from Toronto often  thinks  that he is just a few minutes behind  the. first man.     It is just as difficult to tell who was the first white  man to spread his blankets  in  the  golden west as it is to tell who will  be, the last one.  . Sincerity and Tact  fly ELLA WHEELER WILCOX  If I were to suggest the two most  desirable qualities for a woman to  possess they would be sincerity and  tact.  Sincerity in great and small matters aud tact in everything.  Sincerity does not mean brutality, nor does tact mean deception.  Sincerity means absolute honesty  and   tact   means   the sugar  coat  able to one's friends.  Yet white blackbirds are not so  rare as sincere human beings.  Night after night and day after  clay I hear people applaud and cry  "Bravo!" at tho performance of  some reader, singer or instrumental  musician; and I hear them immediately afterward turn to one another  and say. "How dreadful!" "What  an amateur performance!"  If asked why thoy applauded  they tell you they are so tenderhearted they do not like to hurt  the feelings of the artist or their  hostess who has provided the entertainment.-  They do not seem to realize that  they could keep quiet ar.d avoid  any expression of opinion or that  by quickly starting some other  topic of conuerKiibiou after tho  recitation or song wan done their  failure to applaud miglit pass without causing remark. This is where  tact comes in.  Many people think they must,  as thoy express it, "always say  what thoy think." Now, it is not  at all important that we should all  say whatever wo believe, but it is  important that wo should believe  whatever we say.  The sincere poiyou must, if he  speaks, speak truth. The tactful  person knows how to keep quiet  and how to divert people's attention from his silence when he cannot say what he thinks without  being brutal.  When you applaud what you do  not consider good work, or compliment what yon don't admire,  you are simply making yourself a  liar, nothing else.  A lady said to me recently,  speaking of the wife of a prominent man, "I do not like her, but I  do not want her for an enemy. She  is trying to strike up an intimacy  with me but I will not have it.  However, I am showing groat tact.  You know she is a coarse, vulgar  woman, but I tell her she is so  beautiful and fascinating, and I  have flattered her into an amicable  state of mind so sho will not be  agonized by my refusal of her invitations."  There is never an excuse for such  insincere methods. They react on  the perfcon who employs them and  bring about more trouble than  they temporarily avert.  A 'tactful and sincere woman  could find ways of avoiding au undesirable intimacy without making  dishonest speeches--, for the false  flattery to which the speaker alluded was nothing less than dishonest.  Association with a vulgar woman  could not lead to such disaster as  my friend invites when she allows  untruthfulness to undermine her  character.  Insincerity is likea rat in a wall:  If left to do ils work, the wall  crumbles eventually.  In this day of progi essive women  most of us are constantly asked  for our opinion regarding the numerous "artists" who seek to win  the public ear aud dollar.  I once knew a bright girl'with  fine musical taste and a very kind  heart and sincerity of character.  Listening to a performance of  amateur musicians one evening,  she found something to praise and  something to criticise in each one,  until a curly-haired youth who had  neither tone, time and technique  gave a hopelessly bad performance.  When he had finished, my friend  remarked, "What nice curls!"  There is about everyone we encounter something we can honestly  praise. Let us look for the "nice'  curls" and speak the truth and uot  utter lying platitudes about them  as "a whole.  False praise, false compliments,  never yet resulted in anything but  harm to tho giver and to the recipient.  Nothing   permanent   was   ever  gained  in  business,   friendship or  love by insincerity of word or act.  Think  what you  say and learn  how to be silent when necessary.  Insincerity is a boomerang which  eventually annihilates the one who  employs it.  near Rock Creek.  Six men are now employed sink-,  ing on the'Carmi with a steam  drill. The shaft is down 122 feet.  This will be continued down to the  200-foot level when drifting- and  stoping will be commenced.  There was a 14-inch fall of snow  in Beaverdell on November 2, followed by a Chinook which took  the snow off as fast as it came, and  on Wednesday the ground was  again bare. Owing to the storm  Wilkins' stage was delayed two  days.  Clement Vacher, superintendent  of the Sally group, left this week  for Central camp, in the Boundary  country, to look after development  work being done by his company  there. He. will probably be gone a  month, and when ho returns it is  expected that building operations  ���������on tho concentrator for the Sally  will be commenced.  Judge Reed came in from Mosher  camp Sunday to get his winter  supplies. Nothing in the way of  mining has been done in that camp  for the past two weeks as everyone  has been getting his cabin in shape  for the winter. There will be  eight or ten prospectors developing  their claims in that camp during  tho winter. Deer aro quite plentiful up Beaver creek, tho Judge  getting two the past week.  P. Kennedy is suffering from a  severe attack of inflammation of  the bowels. He is at the Washington and Idaho cabin and in his  present condition it is impossible  to get him down to Beaverdell and  from here on to tho hospital at  Greenwood. Bob Perry is attending him and everything possible is  being done for his comfort, taking  into consideration that there is  neither a doctor nor a drug store  within fifty miles of here.  The wagon road from. Rambler  to the river is now completed. The  bridge across the river to the  wagon road will not be built till it  is finally settled whether a sleigh  road will be made from Robinson's  ranch to connect with the end of  the wagon road on this side of the  river. An effort is now being  made to raise funds to connect  Beaverdell with the wagon road at  the seventh crossing on the north  side of the river.' If this is done  the Rambler people wili not build  a bridge at Dry creek.  Religion Forward Movement. "Tho  church is still doing business at  the same old stand, using the' old  methods, which seem to havo lost  their power to attract the men of  today. We have over three and a  half million more women than men  in our churches in the United  States, and the problem, of how to  attract the men back and engage  their active, wide-awake twentieth'  century intellects in behalf of the  church is one,of tbe biggest problems we are'facing."  The question of higher criticism,  which had worried the people a  few years ago, had ceased to be a  matter of worry because people  had taken the sensible attitude  that the minds of men must not be  bottled up. Their investigations  could not affect the fundamentals  of religion. The Men and Religion  Forward Movement had beon organized to. arouse the interest of  mon and give thorn a worthy task,  a man's job. in behalf of the  church. Their interest in their  neighbors must be aroused,- for the  essence of Christ's-religeon in this  human application was to love  one's neighbor as one's self.  In spoaking of the discovery of  dellocculated graphite, Dr. Edward  G. Acheson quotes as follows:  "It's generally tho fellow who  doesn't know any better who does  the things that can't bo done.  You see tho blamed fool doesn't  know it can't be done so he goes  ahead and does it."  H.'W. Farmer & Co.,  REAL ESTATE,  Rock:. Creek, B. C.  JtjXjAjtJtJtjXjtjtJtJtJtJtJSJtjXjf  '<*  1  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  NKWMAKKKT   HOTEL    -  Is the home for all tourists and  ��������� millionaires visiting New  Den-  .    ver, British Columbia.   "    ���������.  *��������� A. JACOBSON. Proprietor. -;  \~.  Leaves Mother Lode  9,30  6:30 p.  a.  m.  ra.  Leaves Greenwood  2:00'p.'  8:30 p.  THK   PKOV1NOK' HOTEC'  Grand Forks, is a largo tnreo-  story brick hotel that provides  tho public with good meals and  pleasant rooms. A new. building  but tho Bame old rates. .*-  Emll I.aTsei), Proprietor,  THK   XASLO    HOTEL  '       Kaslo, B,  home for  ���������  city. .,,  , .        Cockle Sc Pnpwortn.  C,,   ib a  comfortable  ali who' travel to that  m.  m.  Saturday last stage leaves  Mother Lode C p. ra. Returning-,  leaves Greenwood 10 p. m.  Greenwood Office  NORDEN  ���������jtjtjtjtjtjtjtjtjsjxjtjtjtjtjtjtjt  SnEHBKOOKK   HOUSE  NelBon; B.' C. One minute's walk  from C. P. It   station.   Cuisine  unexcellod; Well heated and ventilated. '  ..    LAVINGE & DUNK, Pronletors..  HOTEL*  Subscribers are reminded that  Thc Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J.McDONELL, Proprietor  TRKMONT   HOUSE    '  Nelson, B. C, is run on tho American and European plan. Steam  heated rooms. All whito labor.  Special- attention' paid to dining  . room. .  Riuifiomo & Campbell, Props.  J  The Kootenay Monumental  Works, Nelson, B"Om manufacture  all sizes and kinds of headstones  and monuments.  TEN YEARS AGO  The following items are taken  from the West Fork News, a journal published by Jim Grier at  Beaverdell ten years ago:  A. J. Wheatley, of the Beaverdell sawmill has taken a contract  to furnish the timber for tho Carmi  mine.  Baird Bubar came up this week  for a band of horses which ho is  Yeggs Left Him Richer  . Safe blowing is no longer either  popular or -profitable for the  "yegg" who tries to pull off a job  in Wilmette.  This peculiar situation was  shown Avhen, following the visit of  two petermpii" to tho, feed store of  Frank Kutten, 709 West Kail road  avenue, Kutten discovered ho was  a richer man than he was before  his safe was robbed.  The men obtained 50 -cents in  pennies and 90 cents in stamps.  Kutten acquired two 85 horse  blankets, which the "yeggs"  thoughtlessly left behind them.  Kutten attributes his luck to his  thoughtfulness for the comfort of  visiting safe blowers. Several days  before a safe in a neighboring store  was blown and ruined, while all  the intruders got was 23 cents.  Taking his cue from this, Kutten  hung a card on the door of his safe  which read:  "Dear Yegg���������Don't waste your  powder. Tho safe is unlocked.  Help yourselves.. You're welcome."  One.night the yeggs broke into  the store through a small rear  window. They read the sign aud  opened tho door. They took the  pennies and stamps, and then,  apparently not being used to such  courtesy, and usually being obliged  to use blankets to deaden the sound  of tlie explosion, they left tho store  without taking their two blankets  with them,  On a card was scribbled in pencil:  "Thanks, old pal, for your perlite-  ness, but no more Wilmette for us  yeggs.���������Chicago Inter-Ocean.  T your Razors Honed  and Your Baths at  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton,  B. ,C ,  is the   headquarters   for  miners,   investors  ' and railroad men.   A  fine location and everything- first'class ���������  KIRKPATRICK & MAL0NE, Proprietors.  I.HIDKSVII.LE   irioTEIj.  Uridesville, B. C. Provides excellent  uceommodntlon, for tourists and travellers. -Fresh Eggs and Butt or. Special  Irish Whiskey always on hand.  THOMAS   WALSH, - Proprietor.  LAKE VIEW   HOTEL  in   Nelson, B. C,   employs   all  white help and is a home for the  - world at j 1.00 a day.  Nap. Mullette, Proprietor.  J.  R. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B.C.  FRAWLE1  mm shop  GREENWOOD.  ���������x������m^m~x������x������x~x������:������x������k.h.:mx<,x������j>������>  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar Junction. All modern. Excellent  accomodations for tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  ,W. H.. CAGE. Proprietor  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. Charles Russell.  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  ^5 Jt Jt jt Jt Jt Jt Jt jt Jt Jt J* Jt Jt Jt Jt Jt  THOMAS  CLOTHES CLEANED  PRESSED AND REPAIRED  %  5 TAILOR - GREENWOOD  j? s? j? jp j? sp a- #> jp jf j? j? j? j? $> #>;/  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL  Granite Creek, B. C. Headquarters for miners, prospectors and  railroad men. Gcod stabling- in  connection. Tasty meals and  pleasant rooms.  H. G00DISS0N, Proprietor.  GRAND UNION HOTEL  , Hedley, B. C. American plan  and moderate rates. First-class  mineral display from all sections  and'will exchange for specimens-  from any part of the world. Reliable information will be given  investors and working men.  ANTON WINKLER, Proprietor.  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved, to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  HOTEL KEREMEOS  ��������� Opposite depot. Extensive alterations have recently been made  rendering this hotel one of the  most comfortable in the .interior.  A choice selection of liquors and  cigars. New pool room and sample '  rooms in connection."  Mrs. A. Pi K1RBY.  ALGOMA HOTEL  Deadwood, B.- C. This hotel is  within easy distance of Greenwood  and provides a comfortable home  for travellers. The bar has the  best of wines, liquors and cigars.  JAMES HENDERSON. Proprietor  SIDNEY OLIVER. IW II1II  which  renders that honesty palat-1 taking down to winter on his ranch  Love Your Neighbor  ���������'Science has made great advances possible in medicine and other  branches of life within the past  century, but the church has failed  to keep pace with the progress in  learning,"   said   Mr. 'Frank   H,  Field, of New York, addressing the  annual meeting   of   the  Toro.nto  Baptist  Extontion   Board.     Mr.  Field is a prominent lawyer and  Baptist in Now York and one of  the loaders of the new Men and  IARMI is situated on the West Fork of the  Kettle river, at its junction with Wilkinson  creek, It is 57 miles from Greenwood and  75 miles from Grand Forks, It is located  on a large plateau on the west bank of the Kettle  nver and wilt be the central town for a dozen  smaller mining camps, For the next two years it  will be the supply point for the Kettle Valley raik  way during the construction.of that road to Pentic  ton, 87 miles,  CARMI has mining, timber and agricultural  resources of great value, It has gold mines fight at  the townsite, and is a good smelter site,  Lots are being sold at from $50 to $250 each,  Invest your money at home,  For further particulars apply to  CARMI   TOWNSITE  CARMI,      B.   C  .#  ��������� i  m  "h  immmmmmmm THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  '. ft . ������������������           -" '���������'' ,.'''-."���������-  T  TEMPERANCE     ;  is all right if shorn of humbuggery.  ,   Too much water drinking is just  as injurious as too:much liquor or  anything else.  OUR PURE WINES  AND LIQUORS  are medicinal if not abused. .Every  household should, have a moderate  supply "of pure wines-or liquors in  ' the ��������� closet r for   emergency���������either  , unexpected' 'visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure liquor  . ��������� in time may forestall all necessity,  ���������"'for drugs.  $ Greenwood Ddwor Company, Importers, Greenwood, B. ���������.  ^ ��������� We are the only manufacturers of wire wound  wooden pipes, between the Atlantic and Pacific,  These pipes will stand any reasonable, pressure,  arid when filled with water and covered with  earth they will last over a thousand years. They  will not br,cak even when water in them is frozen  solid, Cheap pipes for irrigation purposes and a  higher priced pipe that will stand any pressure,  WATTSBURG LUMBER CO,  WATTSBURG. B. C, "    ' / PROCTOR, B, C,  C= GREENWOOD OFFICE  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel-is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.-  It is located in the heart of Greenwood and within easy reach of all  the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper Metropolis. Heated with steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  J. E. Cartier, Mgr.  C    I   I    ���������   9  Monntaineer and Kootenay - Stan-  -   ���������    dard Cigars.    Made by  J...C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  r  11  ARE A 1 QUALITY  Are.the Best Clear Ilavaoasia Canada  Made by Union Labor in tlie best IIy-  Klenlc Factory In tlie country. (Jail for  them and get value for your money lu-  ��������� , stead of rope  WIIjBERG & WOI.Z, Prop. B.C.;CI������ar  : Factory, New Westminster,'B. c.  11  Pre-emption for  Sale  160 acres.     Good Land.     Water.  Lots of Timber.   20 acres Prairie.  Price for quick sale, #400.00.  Apply to H. W. FARMER & CO.  ' .ROCK CREEK, B,-C,  CANADIAN  .xcursion  ASSAY BR  . -; E. W. :WIDDOWSON, Assayer and  Chemist, Box di 108, Nelson, B. C.  Charges:?-(5old, Silver, Lead or Copper,  $1 each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,  #1.50. Prices', for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on-application. The largest custom assay"office in  British Columbia.  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  This hotel is situated in one  of the most delightful sections of the Okanogan and  provides ample and pleasant  accommodation for the tourist, sportsman and farmer.  Information about the district cheerfully furnished. "  Stage line to Oroville, and  steamer on the lake.  ARNOTT & II1NE     -     Proprietors  To principal points in Eastern  Canada and United States  Tickets are First-class and will be on Sale  May 17,18. 24, 29: June 1,6, 7.8,13,14,  IS. 17.18.19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27. 28, 29,  and many other dates In July, August and  September. Limited to IS days on going  journey. Good to return until October 31st.  Stopovers allowed.  Greenwood and Kootenay points to  WINNIPEG $ 60.00  TORONTO    91.50  MONTREAL  105.00  St." JOHN, N. B  120.00  St. PAUL :...- 60,00  CHICAGO     72.50  NEW YORK  108.50  BOSTON  110.00  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  for particulars regardiug routes, limits,  stopovers, etc., and for excursion fares  to other points.  ������. R. REDPATH,  Ticket Agent,  .       Greenwood, B. C,  j. a. Mcdonald,  District Passenger Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  STARKEY&CO.  nelson, b.c.  wholesale  defers in  Produce   and  Provisions  n  Bank of Montreal  " KSTABLISIIED 1817 >  Capital, all paid up, $15,413,000.   Rest, $15,000,000.  VNWVIDKD   rKOMTS,   191,855,185 30  Hon. President:.Lord Strathcona and Mount Royai,, G. C. M. G.  President: R. B. .Angus, Esq. ' ���������  Vice-President: Sr.R_E. S. Ci,ouston, Bart.  General Manager: H. V. Meredith, Esq. * -  ���������BranchesinLondon^ng^ffiMffl} New York, Chicago  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  Travellers' Credits, available in any, part of the world.  ���������   SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT-^^t^i^ir.,u  Greenwood Branch   - C. B. Winter, Mgr.  I Greenwood to Phoenix Stage 1  s~ Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m.  '        ~s  ������=   .   , Arrives Greenwood^Daily at 10 a. m. ~s  B. C.'s Irrigation Projects  The development of the irrigated  areas of British Columbia's eastern  fruit vallies is now . beginning to  attract enormous interest in the  Old Country, in" Eastern -Canada  and in the United States. Large  fruit and orchard .development  companies in the province are  floating three irrigation projects in  the Okanagan, Columbia and Nicola  vallies that will place 23,000 acres  of- first class-fruit lands ready for  intensive cultivation.  The work  of the Kelowna Irrigation company on a tract of 8,000  acres, adjoining' the northwestern  part of the Kelowna townsite, will  be .completed   this season.     The  system  of irrigation employed on  this tract is com prehensive.    Three  concrete reservoirs with a capacity  of 4,000 feet will .receive the water  from small mountain lakes.    From  the reservoirs 25 miles of concrete-  lined ditches,  2 miles ,of 30-inch  pipe,' 3  miles of steel ilmning and  35 miles of distribution   pipe  will  convey  the water over the land.  The system is thefirst of itS'kiud  to bo installed in British Columbia  aiid will cost 8350,000,to complete.  ���������The work was started in the spring  of 1910 and makes available about  G000 acres not before under irrigation. ������������������-The land is divided into ten  and fifteen acre tracts and about  75 per cent of the area is now occupied by settlers who have come exclusively from Eastern Canada.  A feature of the development  work' is the horticultural department. Thirty men and twenty,  teams are employed under the direction of an expert horticulturist  to hasten orchards on toward ' the  bearing period. Fruit trees such  as apples, pears, plums, prunes  and cherries were planted to the  number of forty thousand in 1911,  and seventy thousand additional  will be planted this year.  To the north of Windermere, in  the Columbia valley, work will be  started this month on a tract of  The Grand Passion  '   Kev.   Father Vaughan,-Loudon,  England, thus defines Love:  ''Love is the greatest, the grandest, the sweetest and strongest  thing ib life.  "Man without Jovo is not a man.  Woman without love ia already  dead.  "Love ia so important that if  you die without it yon go to hell.  With it, you go to heaven.  ��������� "A man may bring liis bride to  the altar and show her his multi-  millions, giving h������r worldly power,  but if sho is a true wife, aud' cannot command the recesses of his  heart, it all goes.for nothing.  "All love is borrowed from God.  There is no such thing as love that  has not descended. .   ������  "Children know that God ia love.  I asked a five-year-old, 'How  much do you love God?' She  opened her arms, 'So!' she said.  He left His throne and died  upon the cross���������Kis arms stretched  out like the little child'--. _ He says  'Look at these arms! Does anyone lovo you more?' Greater love  hath no man.  "Everything about ns has the  hallmark of God till wo, feel His  presence.  "If you  ask   me,  'Ls life worth  THE "PRODIGAL"  NEW ADVERTISING SCALE.  living?' I'll say,   'Yes, for Jesus is  worth loving.' "  To the  women  ho sa^s  not dress so decollete."  "Do  MARKED ACTIVITY  CLUB CIGAR STORE =3  g H,  M.   LAING,   PROPRIETOR |  9,000 acres^ a system of open  ditches and steel flumes being installed. The water will be secured  from Sinclair creekand two small  creeks that rise in the glacial fields  of the Eockies. This tract is on  the line of the - Kootenay Central  railway and with the completion of  that branch the Calgary market  will be placed 24 liours nearer to  the valley than it is ��������� at present.  The system will cost 8250,000, and  similar work will be undertaken  by a skilled horticulturist to that  now going on in the Okanagan.  The water system will be built in  units and in is estimated that the  entire system will not be completed  before 1915.  One of the oldest ranch properties in British Columbia, the Beaver  Ranch, at the head of Nicola lake,  a tract of more than 6,000 acres,  settled in 1885, is also being put  under irrigation. An open ditch  with wooden and steel flumes will  convey the water' from the headwaters of Beaver Creek. .Hardy  fruit and root crops will be the  principal products of.the tract, aud  it is understood that the farms will  be settled by Old Country people,  retired officers of the army and  civil servicp. Arrangements are  being made for the transportation  of settlers as soon as tbe tracts are  ready to receive them. The C. P.  R. touches tho lower end of Nicola  lake and a boat service will be  established to connect with the  trains. ��������� A railway survey from  Kamloops to Nicola passes through  tho property and thc Hope Mountain line will place the Vancouver  market in direct connection with  the district. Alberta and Saskatchewan markets will also be reached by Nicola shippers. Tlio project  will require* four or five years to  complete.���������Summerland Review.  Mr. J. B. Kelly, who with his  brother arrived here Wednesday  evening from Tete Jaune Cache,  gave the Herald an interesting account of railway construction activity as he saw it' between here and  the head of navigation. "With the  Belgian party he and his brother  left the Cache on May 4th en route  to Fort George. Contrary to reports-received here some time ago.  Mr. Kelly states that neither of the  Foley, Welch & Stewart boats had  been launched. One of them,  however, was ready for the water  and he had been tol.d that she  would be launched in a couple of  days.  At mile 53, six miles this side of  the Cache, tremendous activity is  evident. 'Sawmills and machine  shops were in operation and here  the controctors had established a  huge supply station. Scores of  teams were daily bringing loads of  supplies from the end of the steel  to be transported down river1 to  the various construction camps.  Evidently mile 53 is the point  chosen by the railway company for  a divisional point, as it offers better docking facilities than can be  secured at the Cache where the  channel is narrow and shallow.  At Goat river, 150 miles easG of  here, grading camps are located  and steam shovels are making the  dirt fly. Contractors are putting  a short tunDel through at that  point, the only one between Fort  George and the Cache.  Mr. Kelly is of the opinion that  excellent progress is being made on  the line from the east, and contractors have now sufficient supplies on the ground to guarautee a  season of uninterrupted activity.���������  Fort George Herald.  Knocks  Bills Were Burned  Edith Newton, of Smith's Falls,  lost her savings under pecnliar circumstances. She saw some smoko  issuing from her trunk and on  raising the lid to learn the cause  was surprised to find the contents  on fire. The flames appeared to  be issuing from a roll of money  which she had left there. Water  was thrown on the blazing trunk  but only the ends of two ten dollar  bills and a five were saved. The  roll had contained $185. The  saved portions' will bo sent to the  government and may bo renewed.  The fire is supposed to have started  from spontaneous combustion in  the money. The bills wore old  and tightly rolled, and the room  was warm.  A cynic is a sentimentalist turned sour.  Wisdom is to have much to tell  and still keep silent.  A kiss on tho brow has finished  its travels; a kiss on tho lips has  only started.  Most people think they want  only the best, but follow them  round and watch what they pick  out.  Many good men fail because they  confuse the parts of conductor and  first fiddle.  All widows advocate divorce; it  puts husbands into circulation.  Beliofs with corners are apt to  scratch.  We know that honesty is the  best.policy, but how are wo to keep  up the premiums?  Indolence is often supposed to be  good-nature.  Why tear your hair in sorrow?  Grief cannot be assuaged by baldness.  If a woman marries a chimneysweep, though she come of a race  of white washers, let her interest  herself intensely in, soot.  Don't chew your pill.  Money-making does not require  exalted talent, but money, sets free  as dignified talents as you may  possess.  Man does not live by broad alone  but he lives by bread first.  By Isabel Fnirlcy.  (Copyright by Publishers Press Ltd.)  It was   the   first   night   In 'their  suburban houser  Tlie furniture van had left the door,  the children and the two maid  servants were in bed, and John and  Mary Bedgrave sat resting after their  labours before a cheerful fire in the  parlour.  "How the wind does whistle," said  Mary.   ' ,  "A corner, house, you know. But it  is an exceptionally windy night.  Tired, dear?"  "Only pleasantly tired. How nice it  feels just to sit down, and isn't it a  good thing to be in a house of our  very own at last? We have never had  that since we were 'married, only  rented ones, with landlords.''  "Landlords ought to be shot!"  "Yes, unless they immediately gratify all the tenant's demands, especially  if that tenant be John Bedgrave of  'The Echo." "  Thoy both laughed, but -Mary's  laugh ended in a shiver.  "Wh-e-e!    How    that   -wind    does  howl! Will it always nowl like' this  here?",  ''Nonsense, no! Of course not."  He   lifted   his    chair* across   the  Hearth, and sitting close to his wife  put his arm protectlngly round her.  "Feel all right now, little woman?"  She rested her head on his shoulder.  "Of course I do.   I don't care now  how the wind howls!"  "Hallo! What's that?"  Thoy started up.  Some one had opened the outer hall  door. Almost immediately tho outer  door was closed again, and John, hurrying to see what was the matter,  came faco to face with the intruder  at thc parlour door.  "Hallo! Who are you?" he demanded.  The stranger started, his eyes blinking in the light. He appeared to be  a. man of about 30, and he had a clean  shaven, handsome face, and carried  a portmantoau.  ''I���������I beg your pardon," he began in  a gentlemanly voice that had something particularly winning about it.  "This is number 64. Do not Mr and  Mrs Korningstone.live heve?^'  "No. They used to, I believe. Old  Mr. Hornlngstone died a few weeks  ago."  "Ah..!" The stranger shrank back.  "I have come too late, then," he said,  wearily passing his hand across his  brow. "But Mrs Horningstone, my  ���������my mother? Sell me, she 'is still  alive?"  John shook his head.  "Horningstone was n widower. I  know it for a fact," he said, not unkindly, but brusquely, with a man's  ���������wish to< tell an unpleasant, thing to  another'man quickly and get it over.  "I cannot tell you 'how long ago his  wife died."  ''Ah...!" the stranger repeated, and  leant wearily with one hand upon the  edge of the door and bowed his head  as if in abject misery.  , "Won't you come in?" begged Mary  over her husband's shoulder, speaking for the first time her sweet voice  broken with womanly sympathy.  "Yes, come in," echoed her husband.  They installed him in the .one armchair the room yet boasted of.  "Have you come a long journey.  And did no one tell you about ���������  the house ��������� nor anything?" asked  Mary gently.  His lips twitched.  "I have come straight from Aust.-alia  and I have been away for nine years,  and all that time have heard nothing  from them. I was ���������-I might as well  tell you ��������� I was a prodigal. Nine  years ago my father disowned me,  forbade me his house, and from that  day to this I have never come back. I  have been successful enough in a  worldly way to have pleased even him  ��������� and ��������� I have repented ��������� but it is  too late.  "I am sure of it," said Mary, tears  glistening in her eyes. "Mothers always forgive."  He gave her a grateful look.  "There is a room upstairs, the one  above this one, that she used often,  and called her 'sewing-room.'  '"You may certainly see the room,"  began John, making as if he would  conduct him there immediately, when  Mary Intercepted him.  "So you must stay," she entreated.  After a little hesitation he consented, and Mary went off to see first  ���������about food and then about sheets and  blankets.  It was a little after midnight before they conducted their^ visitor to  the room above the parlour and bade  him good night  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising:  Application,  for   Liquor   Licence  (3������ days) - JS.oo.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  (6o days)  J7.50  Application to Purchase Land Notices (60 days) $7.50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  'lays) - gro.oo  Water Notices (small) ^7.50  All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for the first insertion; and 8 cents a-line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  GREENWOOD  NOTICE   is  hereby  given   that   the  j Assessment Roll  for the year 1912 has  been returned and can be inspected by  any   person having an interest therein  until the sitting of the Court of Revision.  The first sitting of the Court of Revision  011 the said Assessment Roll will be held  in the City Hall, Greenwood, on Monday,  the 10th day of June, 1912, at n o'clock,  a.m. ���������  Any person desiring to make complaint  against his or her assessment must give  notice, in writing, to the Assessor, stating  the ground of his or her complaint, at  least ten days before the said dale.  Dated at Greenwood, B.C., May 7,1912.  G. B.' TAYLOR,  '    City Clerk.  MINERAL ACT.  (  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Ohio" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Greenwood ..Mining Division of Yale  District.  Where located: In Boomeiaug Camp,  adjoining the .L. Fraction.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M.  Johnson, acting as agent for P. B. S. Stanhope, Free Miners' Certificate, ��������� No.  B29324, and R. T. Nicholson, Free Miners' Certificate, No. 1329044, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claiui.  And further take  notice that action,  under section 37,  must be' commenced ���������  before the issue, of such Certificate lol  Improvements.   ,  Dated this 1st day of May, A.D. 1912.'  ,MINI3RAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE  "Lily" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale  District.  Where located:���������In Carmi camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, J. S. Harrison,  as agent for J. O. Thompson, Free" Miner's Certificate No. B29934, and W. D.  Morton, Free Miner's Certificate, No,  1114345, lawful holders of the said Lily  mineral claim, intend, sixty days from  the dale hereof, to apply lo the Mining  Recorder for Cerificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining, a Crown  Grant of the above claim.   .  And further lake notice that action,  under section 85 of the Mineral Act must  be commenced before the issue of such  Certificates of Improvement'?.  Dated at Midway, B. C, this 17th day  of April, A. D., 1912:  J. S. HARRISON.  EHOLT, B, G  E HOSTELRY  John   IVtel^ellaft  Proprietor.  ������!)&������������������  ������������������  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  A  SITTING of tlio County Court of Vnle will  "���������    be liolden nt the Court House. Greonwood,  on  Tuesday the  25th   day  of  June, 1912, at  eleven o'clock in tlie forenoon,  lly order,  WALTER DEWDNEY,  Registrar C. O. of Y.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  WATER RIGHT BRANCH  nelson, B. ft.  > \V. C.  WKLIjS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  GRAND CENTRAL  ���������HOTEL   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  IN THE MATTER of tlie Board of Iuves-  tig-ation created by "Part III of the "Water Act"  for the determination of the water rig-lits existing1 on the 12th day of March, 1909: and in the  matter of all streams in the Similkameen Water  District. "    -  TAKE NOTICE that each and every person,  partnership, company, or municipality who, on  the said 12th day of March, 1909, had water  rights on any of the above-mentioned creeks,  ia directed to forward on or before the 20th day  of June 1912, to the Comptroller of Water Rights  at the Parliament Buildings, at Victoria, a  memorandum of claim in writing as required  by section 23 of the said Act as amended. Printed forms for such memorandum (Form So. 191  can be obtained from any of the Water Recorders iu the Province,  The said Board of Investigation will then  proceed to tabulate such claims.  After the claim1; have been tabulated by the  Board, notice will be given of the places and  days on which evidence and argument will be  heard at local points.  Dated at Victoria this 13th day of May, 1912.  By Order of the Board of Investigation,  J.F.ARMSTRONG,  Acting- Comptroller of Water Right"!.  This is au extension of the time given in  the notice of Cth March, 1912.  The to-morrow came and turned into  to-day, as to-morrow always do, but  tliis one brought a shock to John and  Mary Bedgrave.  They found their spare room empty.  The bed had not been slept in. Tho  "prodigal" was not to he found,  neither was his portmanteau, neither  was a quantity of their silver and  several things belonging to them. The  bird had flown Indeed.  Though comparatively, little was  their loss compared to what It might  have been had everything been unpacked;  great was their indignation.  Cutting the matter In the hands of  the police, their ''prodigal" was found  to be a noted swindler, who had  cleverly eluded them for several  years.   He still continued to do so.  Upon Inquiry thoy found that the  old gentleman, Mr. Horningstone, who  had lived in number 64 before had  been married, but had never had a  son, and his wife had predeceased him  10 years.  Neither John nor Mary Hetlgrave���������  especially MjWJ- ��������� care to tall, to  others of tbsirfizst nl^ht in tlio house  that has ootr boaa tneir homo foi  many years, tat e������ holiday time  draws near they ahrajri: think aboul  it.  .     ���������       '       ������������������  John, with a tw'usle in his eye,  says:���������  "I wonder if the 'prodigal* wil)  come again to-night?"  "Don't! John!" and Ma.v blushes  scarlet.  Then, through a whiff of smokt,  she catches her husband's eye, and  they both laugh,  Outside tho wind still b.'swa cold  and whistles Bhrilly.  The prodigal ��������� alas! whero is hoi  At Belfast a football match was  played between Ireland and Scotland. One of the home supporters,  who was getting excited, kept  shouting out: "Sit on 'em, Ireland I" An old Scotchman in the  crowd, unable to stand it no longer, cried out: "Ye might bo able  to sit on tho look, mon, an' mebbee  ou tho rose, but I tell yo, mon, ye  canna sit on tho thistle."  Synopsis of Coal Mining Relations.  ������"*OAL mining rights of the Dominion,  ^< in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, .the Northwest Territories and iu a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at au annual rental of  $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which the  rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied  by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if  the rights applied for are not available,  but "not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid on the merchantable output of the.  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.   ,  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity or merchantable coal mined and pay tbe royalty  thereon: If the coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  Thc lease will include the coal tniuing  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for thc working of the mine at the  rate of #10.00 an acre. ���������  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or. to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. \V. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will uot be paid for.  KINGS HOTEL  PHOENIX, B. C.  This hotel is now under new  management, and has been  improved in every respect.  Pleasant rooms and  up-to-  date meals.  Large and convenient sample rooms.   The  headquarters for mining and  commercial    men.       This  hotel is in the heart of the  city,   and  close to all  the  local commercial and financial institutions.  j. e. Mcdonald  Proprietor  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels iu  the city.    Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  ' PHOENIX     B.   C.  Tho Newest and Largest Hotel iu  the City.    Everything neat, clean  and comfortable.     Steam heat and  electric light.   Meals and drinks at  all hours.  B.  V. CHISHOLM, Proprietor.  BILL CREEK HOTEL  One ot the oldest stopping places on the West  Fork. Good accommodation and plenty to eat.  Fish and game dinners  in season. Rooms reserved by telegraph.  GORMAN WEST    -    Prop.  LIQUOR ACT, 1910  (Section 35)  NOTICE is hereby given that, on thc  1st day of July next, application will be  made to the Superintendent of Provincial  Police for the grant of a license for the  sale of liquor by retail in and upon the  premises known as the Carmi hotel, situate at Carmi, B. C, upon the lands described as Lot B, subdivision of Lot 2,360,  group 1, Similkameen Division of Yale  District, B. C, Plan 109.  Dated this 23rd day of May, 1911.  NELSON & FERROUX  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  NATIONAL HOTEL  B. C,  The  Reallv Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled and  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  ROY &BOYER  PROPS.  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  European Plan.  Cafe open day, aud night.   Bar.  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  W.  A. WARD  Phone 27.  PROPRIETOR.  O. Box 597. OCKH>00<>C-00<X>00<><><>C-0-<>0000-00  |   B. C. MINING NEWS   |  00<JOO<>CK>0<>OCK>ChCK>CKK>0-C)^CK><K>  The Hewitt mine, back of Silver-  ton, will soon again bo in operation. Two long crosscut tunnels  ' will be driven, which will give a  vortical depth of 1700 feet. The  Hume will be rebuilt and tho mill  remodelled.  There are over 750 men working  in the Rossland camp, some of  whom can speak English.  At the War Eagle in the Rossland camp a new ore shoot has  been found at a depth of 2000 feet.  The LoRoi at Rossland is shipping more than 200 tons daily to  tho Trail smelter.  The Standard mill at Silverton  is the most successful ever installed  in the Slocan district.  During the past IS years Rossland has produced 850,000,000  worth of metals, and probably over  lour times as much mining stock.  At thc Mollie Gibsen on Kootenay lake, work lias been resumed  in the SOO-foot crosscut tunnel and  the mill is again in operation.  Ainsworth will be a busy old  camp this year with tbe Blue Boll,  rrighland,' Silver Hoard, No. 1,.  Tiger and other mines in operation.  At an expense of $-1,000 the  Giant Powder Co. has built a lire  and bullet proof magazine eight  miles from Nelson on tho west arm  of the lake, south shore.  Work has been resumed on the  Mollie Gibson iu Burnt Basiu. In  the past several carloads have been  shipped from this' property that)  averaged S23. SO to tbe ton. The  ore taken out this summer will be  rawhided to the railway next winter and shipped to the smelter.  Rossland is again attracting attention in the mining centres of  the west.  C. H. Thomson, diamond expert,  has returned to the Tulameen district and will again prospect the  Olivine mountain diamond field.  At Perry Creek hydraulic mining is now in full operation.  The Pueblo, near White Horse,  is shipping 150 tons a day.   -  At the Sullivan  mine in  East  Tuck placer property.  In East Kootenay a number of  quartz properties aro being worked  on the divide between Boulder and  Wild Horse creeks.  A small force are working at the  Estella mine on Tracy creek, in  East Kootenay.  When the route of the railway  is settled a mill will be built at the  Whitewater mine in the Slocan.  No work will be done on the Washington this year.  In the Slocan W. A. Harvey has  resigned as superintendent of the  Eureka mine.  Iu the Slocan the Panama will  make a record as a shipper of dry  ore.  THE   LEDGE  tit���������nwKtsasacmimvtKi!  a fraction and was recently bonded  by the local company. The development work already accomplished  consists of a tunnel 100 feet in  depth, with a drift of -15 feet along  the lead aud a tunnel in about  200 feet; the showing can be traced  for 3.000 feet. Tim stei'l lias been  laid within a niilo and a half from  the property, which at one time  shipped six cars of silver-lead ore  averaging $125 per ton, to the  Granby company's smelter at  Grand   Forks. ���������Phoenix   Pioneer.  GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  C>0<>C^>OC������<>0<M><>00<><>0<><KK>0<><K>-0  i     BOUNDARY MINES    .|  Kootenay, 150 tons are being  shipped daily.  At Moyie a few men are working in the St. Eugene mine.  On Wild Horse creek operations  have been resumed at the Nip and  <>CK>OC>OOOOCK>CKK><>CK>0<><X>00<>C>0  Last week tho Rawhide shipped  4,9S2 tons of ore.  Last week tho Jackpot mine  shipped 32 tons of ore.  Last week tho Granby mine  shipped 20,293 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  treated 22,5G5 tons of ore.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 5,790 tons of ore.  Last week tho Greenwood  smelter treated 11,370 tous of ore.  The Riverside mine near Rock  Creek, is shipping to the Granby  smelter. This is a silver-gold  property, and the intention is to  ship three carloads of ore every  week to Grand Forks.'  Last week 25 mining students  siid six professors, from the Mc-  Gill college came to Greenwood in  three special cars, and after seeing  the Greenwood smelter and mines  the party disbanded, some returning east while others have gone on  a visit to the lesser mining camps  of tho west.  N. J. Carson, who recently returned from a visit to the holdings  of the Phoenix Mining, Smelting  & Development company, near  Beaverdell, says he for one is quite  satisfied with the company's future  prospect at that place. A contract  for a large amount of development  has only lately been awarded to  Arigelo Luciani, who now has six  men on the work. The property,  which is known as the Duncan  group, consists of three claims and  NEWS OF CARMI   -  The street grading on Dale  avenue is well advanced, and  gives the town a neat and business  like appearance.  J. J. Warren of tbe, K. V. railway was here a few days ago,  adjusting right of way, and picking out the site for a depot.  The two story add i I ion to Nelson's hotel is nearly completed.  J. B. Sheridan is excavating for  his new restaurant building. It  will be two' stories high, with a  public hall in thc second story.  Several At Homes and other  social events havo recently brightened the social life in Carmi.  Charles Martin has the lumber  on the ground for the building of  his new shoe store.  Tho new current motor system  of irrigation that is being installed  here, for the Rev. Father Ferroux  by tho American L'nul Development Co., of Curlew is well under  way, and is expected to be in  operation next week. Tho inital  cost of irrigation by this system  will vary from 810 to ������40 an acre,  according to the elevation of the  land, and the velocity of the stream.  The cost of running this system is  from 10 to 25 cents an acre'a year.  For irrigation this is- tlie cheapest  system known, and is a great'boon  to those who own aiid land. The  life of the motors is. from 12 to 15  years, and three are now in operation iu the lower part of the Kettle  River valley.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    MJW        O    p  Department in the Interior.    l^eiSOo,    O.  v*,  1S5S; when he was Ii years old,  and had spent 50 of the 54 years  since then in prison. His first  offence was stealing some forks���������  10 years' penal servitude. The  next time he stole a box���������10 years  more. Then an overcoat���������another  10 years. For any of these offences the presidbig magistrate obr  served, he would probably have received three months today, and  added that the prisoners position  and career "were almost entirely  due to the barbarous system in  vogue years ago of punishing people with outrageous sontences for  very small offences."  BEAT THE GAME  QUAKER OAT PLANT  Saskatoon, Susk.���������The western  plant of the Quaker Oats company  will be established in Saskatoon  if the people confirm an agreement  between the company and thc city  as passed upon recently by the city  council in session with Messrs.  Schumway and Potter representing  the company. The agreement provides that the city shall give a free  site, tho one in view consisting of  17 acres and being valued at $70,-  000, a fixed assessment, a ������ cent  rate for electric power and ��������� street  car connection as well as water and  sewer extensions. The plant will  have a capacity of 250 barrels of  of oatmeal per day and 500 barrels  of cereal and will at first employ  eighty to a hundred hands. It will  have a storage capacity of 200,000  bushels and all necessary equipment.  O.K. CIGAR STORE  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD  ^mmmmmmmnfmmmmmnifnmmftfmmnftmnK  1 HEME TO:"  Cigars,   Tobacco,   Fruit  and Confectionery.  Free Reading Room with  all the Daily Papers.  J. NANKERVIS -  PROPRIETOR  HAVING DECIDED TO CONTINUE  BUSINESS IN GREENWOOD, WE  HAVE PUT IN A COMPLETE LINE  OF MENS' CLOTHING/BOOTS, SHOES  AND GENTS* FURNISHINGS.' DROP  IN   AND   LOOK   AT   OUR   GOODS,.  1 P. W, GEORGE "& C0. 1  g   COPPER STREET       ',        GREENWOOD, R C - ������  ���������mjtM&SWtaMB^^  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During tho 37 months that Lowery'a  Claim was on earth it did business all  over tho world.' It was tho most  unique, independent and fearless journal ever produced in Canada. Political  and theological enemies pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  government shut it out of thc mails,  and its editor ceasad to publish it,  paitly on account of a lazy liver and  partly because it takes a pilo of money  to run a paper that is outlawed. There  are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents  and get one or $2 and get the bunch.  ���������    II. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. C  BUNCH OF MORALS  CL0SIN  SOME OF OUR BIG BARGAINS  BOY'S  SUITS down away below cost,   $2 to $4  LADIES' COATS, one-half price.  SKIRTS, $10 for $5;   $7 for $4;   $5 for  $2 to S3.  300 MEN'S HATS for $1.75.  MEN'S $7 SHOES for $4.50.  BOY'S UNDERCLOTHING, half-price.  FRIDAY  LACE,   RIBBON   AND   EMBROIDERY   DAY  At nearly half-price.  SATURDAY  SHOE   DAY   AT   SLAUGHTER   PRICES  Remember we are going to sell this Fine Stock at  Awfully Low Prices,  The Large and Liberal Buying is evidence that the  public is well pleased and we are pleased also to dispose  of the goods as rapidly as we are doing, They are  going fast, so hurry up, or you will lose the opportunity  of your life,  Recently two  men  held   up   a  poker game in Winnig'eg and took  $12,000   from   the   players.    The  same game was played in Vancouver last week at a poker joint on  Cordova street, the robbers getting  a thousand  dollars.    It was just  beforo midnight, with a dozen men  playing poker in  the little room,  that the robbery occurred.     There  is a long hall composed  partly of  stairway  and   partly   of landing,  and in this the robbers apparently  had ample time to adjust their disguises.    The  first  thing that tho  card-players knew they were looking into  the business ends of   a  brace   of   revolvers   held   in   the  hands of two men who had opened  the door soEtly and as cautiously  closed it behind them.    One man  stuck his hands in the air, rose to  his feet and at the same time tilted  the table and there was a splash of  poker chips, some full-houses and  a flush over the oilcloth floor.   The  command of "hands up" was  followed immediately by a curt order  to back up against the rear wall.  There all tbe players were lined up.  One bandit then took the gun from  hi9 mate, while the latter proceeded  leisurely  to the   business  pf   the  evening.  This consisted of slipping  his hands through the pockets of  the   players,    whose    cash    and  watches were transferred  to   the  pockets of the robber.   During this  period the  man  behind   the   two  guns over towards the door   delivered serious advice to the victims to make no move on  pain of  being instantly drilled.     The largest haul  was $500 in cash made  from a man who runs a joint on  another street and who had  drop1  ped in a few moments before for a  friendly  call.    Another man   lost  $300, whilst several persons were  "touched" for twenties andforties.  The vtctims did not make any formal report to the police,  but if  these outrages are permitted to go  on no poker game will be safe in  the country.   The gun man gets  your monoy much   quicker than  the dummy.  LARGE ORE SHIPMENTS  Ashland, Wis.���������Two hundred  and fifty thousand tons of ore have  been contracted for to be shipped  from Ashland-this season to Canadian ports. This is more than  twice as much as has ever gone  from this port to Canada in auy  previous season.  The'ore trade from Lake Superior is still hampered by the grain  trade from Fort William and  Duluth. So great has been the  rush of boats that many of them  have had to wait for cargoes nearly  a week at these two ports before  getting dock room, aud have had  to wait nearly as long at Buffalo  before getting a chance to discbarge  their cargoes.  OPIUM SUPPRESSION  Bombay.���������The merchants suggest that the government avert the  threatening crisis by arranging with  the Chinese government to take  over the present stock of opiun in  India and distribute it according  to the needs for the drug in China.  The merchants say they are ready  to close up the trade in opium if  the government adopts their proposed plan.  DUKE OF-EIFE'S WILL  London.���������The will of the late  Duke of Fife, brother-in-law of  King George, who died in Egypt  on Jan 29, has been probated.  The Duke left property of the  gross value of $5,000,000. As the  will is a royal one it is not available for inspection.  THE GREAT CURSE  The great curse of little towns  is the innumerable little' cliques  and little societies headed by  little people with little parish ideas,  who do little but pose in a little  way. These societies create little  jealousies and when any question  of real importance to the community comes up, the little parish  jealousies are aired to the detriment of tho whole.���������Slocan Record  Philadelphia Inquirer: D. W.  Stock well, who died last week, had  one great claim to fame, albeit a  rather insidious one. He never  advertised. During the civil war  he made what was considered a-  vast fortune for his times in his  general store at Aurora, 111. His  idea was that whatever bad been  good at one time was good enough  for all time. So he never had any  bargain sales, never lowered the  price of anything. After the war  came a great fall in values, but  Stock well kept up the prices.  When he bought goods they wero  always of the vintage of the late  fifties and early.    He stood still.  For 10 years he managed to  weather tbe gale by such additions  as he made to his stock, but the  old stuff still remained on tho  shelves. Then his place became  known as the morgue, and though  he kept it open daily, it is said that  a customer never entered it in the  last 20 years. Women in search  of clothes had no use for the hoop  skirts, balmoral stockings and  cloth gaiters of .long ago. Men  who are less particular than women,  would rather nave gone naked than  wear the apparel offered. The old  man had the courage of his convictions and died a conservative to  the last���������and in poverty.  There is a moral ,here���������a whole  bunch of morals. The man who  stands still goes backward. The  man who doesn't advertise goes  into bankruptcy. The man who  thinks he knows'what other people  want better, than they do themselves pays for his folly. The keynote of business today is quick  sales on a small margin. Enterprising merchants want to turn  over their stock at least four times  a year. This is done by advertising, and in no other way. It is  noteworthy that most of the effec.  tive advertising is done in the  newspapers. The . best ��������� asset a  newspaper has is its band of readers. The merchants know it and  profit by it.  There arc a good many men in  the country who are more or less  like the late Stockwell, and none  of them lets people know what his  wares are and who stands behind  his advertisements.  For Quality in Merchandise, in con:  junction with Reasonable Prices,  Trade at  '*  L������  THE HOME OF THE CHIPPEWA SHOE  SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS AND BACON  WINCHESTER AMMUNITION ALWAYS  ARGO  TUNNEL  . The workings of the Argo  mine are only a short "distance  from the centre of Greenwood  making it easy for tourists and  strangers to see a mine in full  operation. The indications are  that the Argo will eventually  become a great mine, and add  materially to the prosperity of  the entire district. Come up  and see it for yourself.  OLA LOFSTAD  President.  ^mtiimmtimitimimminninimmmmmmmmriimmK'  1 Plumbing and Tinsmithing 1  ���������.y* .^���������������������������������������������.^���������MBM>UM>~^MM^^HMM*1B>M,MM _*������  y ���������*������  E= Our complete stock of Plumbing and Tinsmith** i~5  E������ ing material has arrived and we are now in a position :3  S= to do all kinds of job work at greatly reduced prices 55  Sr in any part of the city or district. :2  PHONE  12   :  McArthur & Clerf |  ^iiiaiiiiauaiaiiaiuiiiauiimiiiiaaiiaiiiiiiiuiiiii^iiiiiiil  Yellow Garden Produce  reenwooi  VICTIM OF PENAL CODE  London.���������Those who think that  the cure-for crime is in reviving  old severity may consider the case  of tho English laborer George  Lawrence, who, at G8, was sentenced the other day at the London  sessions to a year at hard labor for  stealing a coat. It was shown that  ho began  his criminal career in  A fruit grower near Madge,  New South Wales, while spading  his garden Jasfe fall���������in March,  that is to say���������dug up a couple of  nuggets which a bank took for  $5,000. Now ho has turned up a  third worth $2,000, and would not  trade his modest plot for the gardens of Hesperides, where golden  apples grow on the trees.  Sometimes plenty of good broad  and butter is all that is necessary  to convert a pessimist into an  optimist.  THE RIGHT SORT  At this juncture it may not be  out of order to call attention to the  good work done by another Kaslo  citizen in regard to the settlement  of this railway problem. We refer  to Mr. Johu L. Retallack, who  bore the brunt of the fighting and  was always so optimistic about the  final outcome. Mr. Retallack practically stood at the helm. Without him the local syndicate would  never have been formed and during  the past two years he has devoted  moro of his timo to the settlement  of the railway problem than to his  own business affairs. While some  of ns realize today what Mr.  Retallack has done for Kaslo the"  full realization of what his efforts  resulted in must bo left to ripen  with the passing yoara. ��������� Kaslo  Kootenaian.  YOU'LL find  comfort in  Suits.  coolness    and  these   2  Piece  Fancy has moro to do with lovn-  making than facts.  They are fine English Worsteds,;*,  Flannels   and   Serge's.������������������ ' Tailored >,,  expressly for   hot   days flight'^.  enough to keep you cool���������and fine  enough to make you look your besL  Made in the new English styles���������  with natural shoulders,  Come in and see them.  "h*';  W. ELSON,  o  Greenwood, B. C.

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