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 \     '  :s  THE  OLDEST   MINING  CAMP  NEWSPAPER   IN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Vol.   XV-IIL   .  GREENWOOD, ���������B..-C.,-THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 4912.  No. 50  '.. > '     ���������  :0 Baking Powder  BEST   ON   THE   MARKET  5 pound can,'$1,25 . ;i, 2 1/2 pound can, 75 cents  .-..','<    ..16, ounce can, 35 cents  Try our Concentrated Soups  All flavors at 5 cents a package,  The Russell-LaWrCaulfield Co.  HARDWARE     GROCERIES     MENS' FURNISHINGS  FIT,   FOR     FISHING  Steel Rods, Reels, Lines, .Spoon Baits,  Flies, Leaders, Landing- Nets; Baskets,,  Wading-   Pants,, etc.,    etc.  COMPLETE ANGLER'S OUTFIT       PRICES RIGHT  (I  Ut  KKIlilUUc  Greenwood's   Big  Furniture Store  SUMMER  SUGGESTIONS  REFRIGERATORS   -..  FOR HOTEL, OR FAMILY USE  MATTING   SQUARES  , .   ' FOR BEDROOM OR BUNGALOW  ", VERANDAH   CHAIRS  -  GOOD FOR HOUSE OR PORCH  VERANDAH   SCREENS  OF BAMBOO, 6 FEET BY 8 FEET, #2.00 EACH  T. M. GULLEY & Co.  Opposite Postoflice  GREENWOOD, B..C.  Phone  You will find a Welcome  at the Club Cigar Store and Pool Room  CIGARS, TOBACCOS, AND SMOKERS'  SUPPLIES  FRUIT AND CONFECTIONERY  Coast,,Calgary.,and  Local Papers and Magazines  always on the tables^  Agent for Phoenix Laundry, Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  WALTER G. KENNEDY.  PROPRIETOR j  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.D��������� D.C.L., Pretldont  ALEXANDER LAIRD  General Manager  JOHN AIRD  Assistant General Manager  CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000  SWINGS 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. a,  J. J. BEATTIE, Manager.        -      Greenwood Branch.  C  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  and Poultry.; Shops in nearly all the  towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.  "I  9    ?!  i  i  i.  ?!  I  Linoleum  'The Thistle Brand is the best on  earth, New Import Shipment just  received. : See the patterns and get  my pricefiibefore you buy and yon  will come back. New line of Kitchen Ware just' opened up.  L WHITE  Phone 16   Greenwood,. B.C.  NSWS^SSHS^S^ySiSiSi*  Around Home  ^^������^������^^^^^S������^������^i^������^������^������^  GETTING  T������0 H0T  T������ BAKE  Well, let me do it for you  William C. Arthurs ,,  THE  BREAD & CAKE BAKER  - Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY  has seldom been gathered in such  * an extensive display- as the one we  .are now showing.    We.know you  will become interested. Not only in  THE ODD DESIGNS  but with the prices that we have  placed upon'the articles.  If you want to see the prettiest  Chains, Lockets, Brooches, Pins  and Stone Set Jewelry ever shown  in this town, come now.  I COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C. I  I '    ��������� "���������-  1  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion 8  a.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays in this  month; Matins, 11 a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  10 a m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  ROOMS   TO   LET  In tho Swayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests."  WANTS. Etc  For   Sale. ��������� Piano,  Apply at Ledge office.  cheap.  Farm for Sale.���������A 160 acre  farm near Bridesyille, 35 acres  under cultivation aud 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 horsepower  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 of  Princeton, B. C, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, please communicate with Joe Murray. Very  important. S421 McClellan St.  Spokane, Wash.  Wanted��������� Any kind of job.  understands cooking. T. Tan-  aka, Japanese.   P. 0. Box 85.  If the man who left a gray  gelding with Mr. S. G; Stooke to  be wintered iti the fall of 1909  doesn't come to take it away aud  pay the feed bill it will be sold to  pay expenses. Apply to Frank  T,' Thompson, Midway, B. C.  It was 99 iu the shade on Tuesday. "' \'"''   ,"���������  Curlew ice cream fresh every  day at Kennedy's. -   i  Dan Matheson is ,now manager  of the Tiger group in Ainsworth.  Fancy ham and bacon, 20 cents  a pound at Brown's, Forry, Wash.  Greenwood will play baseball,  on Dominion Day-at Rock Creek.  Hardy's and other   hand tied  flies at Kenrledy's.'  J  ' ��������� H.    Laug and , Miss   Gladdys  Pickard " were marrie'd iu   Phoenix last week. .    ���������   ,!  ' Jack Lucy departed for Princeton on Fridayv to prospect for a  diamond mine.       "'[  Robert Keffer is , ?.ctiug editor  of the Hedley, Gazette while the  Major is at the coast.  Gorman West left;the hospital  on Sunday, although he is not  yet in the best of health.  Buy Apex Open Kettle Rendered Pure Lard, $1.50,per 10 pounds  at Brown s, Ferry, Wash*.  Owing to."the great heat, the  public schools hav^ beeu closed  each afternoon since Monday.  .' Inghram. and, Holmes are now  running their stage from Midway  to'Carmi. The fare for one way  is $4. ���������'  \_ i  Frank L, White,'"George Clerf,  0. F,' Pears6n,!'G.VW.' Earl, and  eight others were naturalized this  week. ,   -,  J. B. Desrosiers, is setting a  good example toother citizens by  cutting the weeds' in some parts  of the city.  In Phoenix last week Alex McLean was sent>two:, months to  jail for inflcting\serious bodily  harm upon Evil Fol^rr-- -.- --- -.  Rev. L. H. McLean of Pictou,  N. S., will be iu Greenwood this  week. It is hoped that he will  preach in. St. Columba-church on  Sunday evening.  Mr. Rae of Grand Forks, moved the bank fixtures from Midway  to Rock Creek this week, where  the Bank of Commerce will open  a branch on Fridayv  The Ladies of the altar society  of the Roman Catholic church intend holding a garden party on  the lawn at the church on about  the second week in July.  Dr: Stone until recently practising medicine in Ontario has  located in Greenwood, a:nd opened  an office in the Rendell block,  over the Bank of Montreal.  Charles King found a dead  beaver in the creek last week.  The animal had probably been  driven from home because he  would uot work, and drowned himself.  While fishing in Long lake on  Sunday, Sam McConnell caught  a rainbow trout, 32 >������ inches long,  and weighing 17# pounds. Sam  was ably assisted by Messrs Clark,  Hicks and Baird.  Father Bedard celebrated his  silver jubilee at St. Edmund's  church, North Vancouver, last  Monday. A. fitting emblem of  the occasion was sent to him by  A. A.. Frechette, of this city.    .  The French shoemaker of  Eholt came to town ou Tuesday  to get naturalized. He got  drunk, and being an interdict, he  was fined $20 because he would  not tell where he got the booze.  The Ladies Guild of St. Jude's  church presented Mrs. W. G. Mc-  Mynnwith a cut glass bowl on  Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. and  Miss McMynn are leaving today  for their new home in Golden.  Ralph G, Poe was married in  Phoenix last week to Miss Helen  Campbell. They received many  presents from friends and relatives. After a short trip to Spo-.  kane they will make their home  at Princeton where Mr. Poe is  mine manager for the B. C. Copper Co.  Tom MacDonald of Rock Creek  is suffering from a gunshot wound  in his right hand.   While taking  a rifle from the wall of his house  the trigger descended, causing  the gua to discharge a bullet into  his hand. The wound is not  dangerous although it will take  several weeks to heal.  M. H. Roy died in Spokane last  Thursday aud was buried in that  city. He was 49 years old, and  for several years, in companv  with Owen Boyer he had conducted the National hotel in  Greenwood. In the past he had  kept hotels in Fernie, Cascade  and Phoenix, and was known to  thousands of people. He had  many warm, friends who will regret to learn of his death.  Tbe ball game advertised to  take place in Greenwood, with a  team from Republic did not come  off. The players from Republic  came to town in an auto late Saturday night without reporting to  Bob Kerr at Midway. Kerr  ordered them to leave the country  within two hours. Iu future ball  players from the States should  come here in flying machines, or  cross the line on foot disguised as  Presbyterian parsons.  BAD INDIANS  There is a boom in bad Indians  at Merritt. Early Sunday morning Squami9ken, one of the best  known Indian hunters iu the valley, was murdered at his house at  Springs rancherie,.- having his  brains beaten out with a club.  George Toodlakein, an Indian, 24  years old, charged with the murder, is now in the Provincial jail.  Toodlakein's wife, whom the imprisoned man is said to have  attacked, is in a dying condition.  News ofthe murder was brought  here at an early hour by Chief Tom  Petor, of Springs Eancherie, who  says Toodlakein and Squamisken  had been drinking last night and  had a argument..-, Dr. Tutliill summoned to the- scene by the police,  gave immediate attention to the  woman.  "Evrly Satrirday" morning Joe  Coutlie, foreman of the Douglas  Lake Cattle company, started from  here to go home, passed in front of  Armstrong's departmental store,  when an Indian jumped up behind him on his saddle and held  his arms, while another stabbed  him ten times, inflicting deep  wounds in his back, arms and  chest. Several eye witnesses to  the crime rushed out just as the  Indians made off. Coutlie will recover providing that blood poisoning does not set in.  Albert Wilson and Tom Bryden,  of this city, drove in an automobile  to Quilchena, whence the Indians  are supposed to have come, and as  they neared the Quilchena hotel  they met an Indian whose horse  caved iu. His saddle had blood  on it, so they ordered him to come  with them. Further on they met  Charles Douglas, of Quilchena,  who informed them that he had  but a few minutes before  passed another Indian. This  one- was found close by in a  rancherie, his saddle also covered  with blood. Both Indians were  brought back to Merritt, and it has  been reported that they both confessed to the crime on the way  back. Their names are Nicomen  and Sheeny.  Thursday night Constable Smith  was Bhot at during a storm, and  last night Smith and Chief Strang  captured a man who boasted he  would get them the next time. He  claims that Smith shot his partner  at Ashcroft.  The man was drunk when  arrested. He seems slightly erratic,  but has just finished a six months'  jail sentence and had beeu out only  five days.  It required five men to get the  prisioner to the jail, where he was  shackled hand an foot. During the  arrest Chief Strang was bitten in  the forearm by the man, and also  on tbo hand.  I Western Float]  There aro 14 daily papers in B.C.  Beer will soon be made in Blairmore. -    -  An armory will be built in  Vernon.  There are 43 printing offices in  Vancouver  A granolithic sidewalk will be  laid in Naramata.  John Bell has opened the Hoops  hotel in Soda Creek.  Bears are numerous this year  along tho Hope trail.  Wm. Yates the first citizen of  Hope is 80 years old.  ���������  James Plumridge has opened his  new store in Mission City.  Wm. Sawyer has opened an ice  cream parlor in Armstrong.  There are six teachers in the  public school in Blairmore.  Colonel Conrad has closed the  Big Thing Mine at Carcross.  seven  millions  of  them- do   not.  attend any school.  The new hotel to be built at'  South Fort George this summer  will contain 4.0- rooms. "A new  motion picture theatre' will be  opened in the same town next  week.  Joe Drinkwater has builta summer hotel, at Great Central lake on  Vancouver Island. It is called the  Ark, and is a floating proposition;  and can be moved to any part of  the lake.  By next May 500,000 ties will be  needed along the line of railway  construction east and west of Fort  George. An average price of 28  cents each will be paid local subcontractors.  The auto stage between Princeton and Merritt was wrecked last  week, being overturned over a low  bank. The owner, John H. Jackson, was injured internally and.  Charley Howso escaped with a few  scratches.   ,  A number of C.P.R. officials own  2,000 acres of land  between Cas-  cade and  Laurier.    They propose  A moving picture show building to subdivide this into five and ten  can't  quite  afford to  often the  Tho man who  have scruples is  man of means.  When hot weather gots on the  nerves it is moro than likely to  create a coolness.  is being erected in Princeton  The opera house in Chilliwack  has new fire exits and escapes.  The Empress hotel in Stewart  will be refurnished this summer.  Ed. V. Chambers has been appointed postmaster at Glenemma.  Recently   mails   have   reached  Hazelton in six days from Edmonton.  In May there were 25 convictions in the police court at Chilliwack.  Bob Heddle has bought Pat  Regan's blacksmith shop in Aider-  mere.  Palma Angrigon of New Denver  is importing hay from Chewelah,  Wash.  Cent coins are now being used  in New Westminster and Vancouver.  In Dawson Miss Fritzie Hill was  fined $75 for selling booze without  a license.  On the last payday in Coleman  a little over $60,000 was paid out  for wages.  Outside traders doing business in  Port Alberni have to pay-a license  of $100 a year.  It is about time "the C. P. R.  built a summer hotel on the shores  of Slocan lako.  Gold Commissioner Chipman of  Kaslo has gone east for a three  months holiday  Horses are scarce in Hazelton  owing to the heavy demand for  pack train animals.  For $50,000 the C. N. B. will  bring it3 main line through the  town of Armstrong.  The girls in Coalmont have a  baseball club, but have some difficulty in getting an umpire.  Protests are being made all over  British Columbia against the low  wages that are paid jurymen.  A railway construction camp  was established this week five  miles east of South Fort George.  A game of baseball was played  at midnight, June 21, in White  Horse. It must have been a light  game.  An Indian in Merritt was sent  to jail for 44 days because he would  not tell where he got the liquor for  his jag.  Five families of Swiss guides  have taken up their permanent  residence in the C.P.R. Chalets,  near Golden.  According to The Truth there  are about 40 gambling joints in  Vancouver in addition to the illegitimate clubs.  It is reported that the Leslie  Hill ranch at Osoyoos lake is to be  sold and divided into small tracts  for fruit farms.  Sir Richard MeBride is married  and is the father of five children.  His wife is a native of Bruce  county, Ontario.  A double corner lot in South  Fort George was recently sold for  $4,000. Upon it will be erected a  modern office building.  So far there are no mosquitos at  White Horse this year owing to  the lack of rain. The citizens are  praying that it will not rain-  The new steamer B. 0. Express  has been launched at Soda Creek.  It is 140 feet long, and can carry  150 passengers, and HO tons of  freight.  Wah Hung Lung was fined $20  for running an opium joint in  Chilliwack. There are opium  joints in many other towns of this  province.  Two lots were recently sold in  Prince Rupert for $40,000, nearly  $1,000 a front foot. Lots can be  obtained in-Greenwood for a much  lower price.  There are 24 millions of children  iu the United States of school age.  Owing principally  to bad   roads,  acre plots, develop it to the stage  of ready-made farms, and then  settle it with people from the east.  According to the Ledge, Henry  Stege, who recently Bold his hotel  in New Denver, intends starting a  brewery here. Hank will be royally received in South Fort George  Suds costs a dollar a bottle here,  making a beer jag an expensive  ballast for the average celebrant.���������  Fort George Herald.  Send for a catalogue of headstones and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. C.  COUNTY COURT  A two day's session of the  county court was held this week.  Judge J. R. Brown presiding.  In the suit for wages and damages entered by James Carry  against David MeBride, a verdict  for $39 and costs was given in  favor of the plaintiff. The.  "amount involved was $100. C.  J. Leggatt was for the plaintiff  and A, S,' Black for defendent.  Harry H. McArthur appeared  upon a charge of-attempted suicide.     It   appears   that    when  brooding over domestic troubles  he swallowed a quantity of muriatic   acid,   on   June   8.   A  lew  minutes later he summonsed Dr.  MacLean and was taken to the  hospital where he remained six  days.   After a kindly lecture by  His Honor,  McArthur was discharged upon suspended sentence  and the putting up of $500 bonds.  He was defended by E. Millar,  while A. S, Black acted a prosecutor tor the Crown.  Charles Russell is suing Messrs  Adams, Laing, Rickers and Far-  quharson for $160, claiming that  they caused the death of one of  his horses.' The case is still in  progress.  The next case is Stork vs.  Stork in which the son is suing  the father for $600 that he claims  is due him for wages and expenses.  SECURED THE PLUM  The C. P. and K. V. railways  have agreed with the city council  of Grand Forks to make that city  a divisional point; build a roundhouse of not less than ten stalls;  put up machine shops, and make  a union passenger depot where tho  K. V. station now stands. This  agreement is for ten years.  ���������In return for the above favors  Grand Forks agrees to exempt the  companies from taxation for ten  years; to supply 200,000 gallouB of  water daily for $50 a month; to  supply electric light not to exceed  2,000 candle power for $35 a  month, and several othor privileges. A by-law will be submitted  ted to the voters in a few days to  ratify the agreement.  Conceit is a suit of chain mail  that keeps our skins from many a  puncture and abrasion.  The sum of existence can't safely  amount to much moro than your  week's salary.  lUl/rf   I   MM J. THB   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA".  .'-...;. THE  LEDGE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of  thc earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes  in justice to everyone; from the man who mucks in thc mine to the  king-.who sits on the cushions of thc 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 not 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.  could shoulder his,way through  any crowd however den He or however strong. He is tlio embodiment'of massive physical strength  and of inflexible will. Tho head and  face are a worthy culmination to the  splendid figure. Tlio faco is round  and somewhat short���������tho. face of  one whoso blood is mainly Celtic.  The jaw has the .'strength of the  strong man of action, ofthe lighter,  of tho man who knows no fear.  The mouth is, curiously enough,  small and delicate; hut again firmness is its chief indication. The  brow  is  high and   broad,, and the  managers had politely to refuse  him their aid. Here, then, was a  strong and paradoxical problem.  .Nothing could doubt that the Province had gigantic aud varied resources;.time only was required to  make the world and the Province  itself realise its immeasurable  potentialities. Population had to  be attracted, and that is not an  easy task. , When you get to British Columbia you reach one of the  fairest and most attractive lands in  the world. Do you want scenery  of the same appalling magnificence  GREENWOOD, JUNE 27, 1912.  A blue mark hero indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that tho editor would once moro  liko to commune with your collateral.  Somf. girls aro like fly-paper.  tomahawk, and give tho redskins  another chance to elect a Big  Chief.    We have Spoken.  Ciiukk up, partner,  day is yet to come.  the  hottest  Every three days another newspaper is started iu Canada, a few  whom will live ten years.  trees for bugs, birds and chickens.  We made a record last w.e.ek.  Two doctors subscribed in one day  for Greenwood's leading excitement.  In this issue we print a long and  pleasing article written by T. P.  O'Connor upon the idol of British  Columbia���������Sir. Richard MeBride.  It is a wonderfully clever assay  of Dick, and as a word picture of  Wkkds are of little use to the our popular aud progressive prem-  community, except to act as shade ier, it should be pleasant reading,  even to Bruce and the other two or  three people in this province who  will occasionally throw semi-liquid  real estate at our most noted native  sou.    To us Dick has always been  a great man, not because he  has  gazed  iuto   the   face   of   royalty,  shaken hands with Dan Maun, or  made   the   Grits   look   like   the  last rose of the season, torn-and  faded; but because of his wonderful memory and great attention to  details.    Ho never forgets a face  or a favor, and he plays no favorites.     With that charming grace  that springs from nobility  of the  soul, especially in the. Irish, lie is  ever courteous to prince or peasant  and  no  one  is  too small  or too  great   to   be   overlooked   by   our  greatest premier when it comes to  friendly greetings and "a clasping,  of bauds.  " Thkue is no close season for flies,  dear Daphne, in this province, and  you are perfectly free to kill them,  in or out of the butter.  The good do not always die  young. We had a narrow escape  in our extreme youth, but since  then we have beat the game fairly  well.  Sixce the Titanic went down it  has been discovered that there are  about 100,000 landlubbers in America, who know how to run an  ocean liner. I  The fear of hell may be dying  ont, but the world is still full of  dnvilf-', prancing around in search  of delinquent subscribers and other  sinners. Forewarned is forearmed.  A Benevolent Autocrat  BY T.  P. O'CONNOK  There are two pretty women  policemen in Vancouver. They  must have taking ways in order to  get a job of that kind. It is reported that they never take a drink  out of a side door, nor go to sleep  on their beat.  Why all this fuss about Taft and  Roosevelt, when we all know that  Morgan and Rockefeller crowd are  the real presidents of the United  States? Taft is merely a handshaking machine and Teddy a  daiigt-rous rival of the gramophone.  There dwelt for a few weeks  lately in London one of the most  remarkable of the true Empire  builders of our time. Doubtless  he papssed through many scenes unknown unnoticed; and that, to him,  must have been an experience as  welcome as it was novel. For it  is quite unlike his ordinary experiences in his own ^country.  There, for every moment of every  day, he has rows of people stand-  tug out side his door, eager to win  his ear, to excite his interest,   or  even to have the pleasure of shak    "ng him by the hand and exchanging I he was notTeft long to study briefs-  eyes  bright,   blue,   piercing,   and  vigilant, reveal tho man  who- has  had  to look into   tho depths   of  myriads  of human  souls and find  out whether gold  or mud are at  their   unfathomed   depths.     And  then comes a massive, head of hair  ���������thick,   curly,  but all   white   as  snow.    Therein ho bears some re-  aembahiiico, to that othergronb Canadian  of whom he has been a personal friend and  the political opponent all his life; for the massive  whito nianoof Sir Wilfrid  Laurier  has become historic in Canada, and  by his enthusiastic  friends used to  bo compared to that oriuummo of  the French king which always led  the   way    in   baltle and   always  rallied thc French soldier to  courage and  to   victory.    .Shrewdness,  kindliness,  good  nature  and  ,yet  vigilance,   keen   sight,    indulgent  but thoroughgoing instinctive  knowledge  of  human nature,-and  above all, inflexible will; these are  tho different qualities of the inner  man that are expressed iu his physique.      Mr.   Winston    Churchill,  once  addressing a meeting  iu his  honor, said of him that "high destinies"   were  written ou   his face,  aud that is a  true as wull  as  eloquent expression of what this man  suggests even at a cursory glance.  Such is "Dick" MoB.-ide.    I call  him "Dick," for,nohody  calls him  anything else.-  It  is  one  of  the  many  signs  of the  extraordinary  hold  he  has  on  hi.s   people; it is  symptomatic  of tho spirit  of the  community he rules.    Of that community  he is thn child in every  sense of the   word.    His  parents  were among  the  many  who   left  Ireland  to find a freer and more  prosperous home in the New World.  And  in  the  circumstances  of his  parentage, as in so many things in  his prosperous  life,  fortune smiled  upon  him for it was a mixed parentage  both  as to race and creed';  and this accounts  largely  for  the  singular  combination .of qualities  that has made him so ideal a ruler  for a young and  democratic  community.    His   father   carne   from  Ulster and was an Orangeman; his  mother came from Limerick and is  a Catholic.    From  the one   came  the strength,   from  the  other  the  geniality, tlie kindliness, the frate-  nity of  feeling  that  makes him a  popular idol.  Mr. McBride's parents gave him  a good education, and ho was sent  to thc other end ol' Canada���������that is  to say, to tho law-school or Halifax,  to be trained as a- barrister; aud  then he set up for himself in the  small office in which in primitive  communities men have to open  their  struggle  for existence.    But  Me.v who hold up banks and  express trains are sent to jail when  caught. Railroads that hold up  poor, innocent towne in the way of  taxes, etc., are lauded to tho skies,  and the officials aro liable to land  in the legislature, or on top of a  stack of banknotes.  So far it has been found impossible to prevent hens from laying eggs on Sunday in Canada.  The hens even cackle on that day,  and we see no way to stop this  annoyance on the Sabbath, outside  of using the guillotine, or putting  u bounty on the heads of defunct  chickens.  a few words with him. In passing  outside his office through the streets  of his city, there is not a man,  woman or child that does not recognize him, few who do not greet  him with a word, none who do r.ot  give him a kindly smile as he  passes. Many of them, simple as  well   as gentle,    address him  as  his natural gifts as a political man  asserted themselves early. Before  he was thirty ho was a Cabinet  Minister, and he soon made it  quite clear that ho was a man so  strong, so fearless, so astute, that  he had to bo counted With. A  Ministry brought in a railway bill,  giving a big concession; he, with a  Uick,    and, in turn, he addresses small group of members fought the  r.lia Tnnafc r\v f l./\m  1... j.1. _���������     j-11     ���������   .. ....... o  The Republican convention in  Chicago has been the laughing  stock of the world and proves that  political gentlemen are becoming  Hcarce in the United States. As a  man said to us the other day: "I  am au American, but I am ashamed  of my country. I might staud for  grand larceny, but, petty larceny,  never I"  It is about time the Indians took  back the United States. Surely  they can do better than tho paleface savages who oscillated the  ozone last week in Chicago. When  greed, graft and  insanity rule a  the most or them by their Christian  names.   No man  ever..had in  a  greater degree that  terrible gift of  familiarity   which so exasperated  the father ofthe great  Mirabeau;  no man   was  ever so endowed by  nature with those gifts of kindness,  simplicity, good fellowship,   which  are among the chief requirements  of the rulers of one of those great  young communities monarchical to  the heart's core so far as the old  mother country is concerned, but  within  thero own sphere and towards their own public men democratic to a degree undreamt of  even in the philoaphy of countries  that call themselves republics.  Yet, though his name and personality might be strange, this  dweller for brief space within our  gates could not appear anywhere  without attracting some attention.  Ho looked what he was: the horn  ruler of men. Very tall, and at  the same time very robust, with  the great shoulders of an athlete,  bill all through a session, not to be  bullied, or tired, or cajoled into  surrender.  Then,   having felt his feet, he  fought for a new principle in  official and political life iii his native  province.    The.   Ministerial,  and  Opposition parties were then settled  on the simple and good okhsystein  of the "ins"  and tho "outs"; Mr.  MeBride resolved  that party government was the cure for thesordid  aud meau personal motives which  influenced   political    contests  ,so  primordial,  and  fighting his way  through tremendous obstacles and  overpowering interests,  he established  a   party   government,  and  soon ho was himself at the head of  a Ministry.    He was Prime  Minister at thirty-two���������the youngest  Prime   Minister    in    the   British  Empire.  It was dazzling eminence; but  also a perilous ono. Tho province  was nob in a healthy condition; its  finances wero suspect; and when  'as that of the Zermatt region of  Switzerland? You find it almost  immediately after you enter its  borders. Do you want fertile land  bearing the most beautiful fruit in  tho world? It is to be found in the  famous Okanagan Valley. Aro you  a mining prospector?. You can  ramble through .British Columbia  with tho certainty that in timo you  will reach gold or copper, or some  other or the metals for which tho  world is calling out.  These form tho material attraction  of  British  Columbia;  but if  you seek  for  other things,  for a  lovely and   healthy   climate,   for  scenery  soft,  or' spots that nestle  under the gigantic mountains, and  bring  vigour and the joy  of life  back again; these also you can find  they come to you without the asking.    And, finally,  you  get to the  Pacific, spread beforo you,   one of  the loveliest sheets of waters the  world    can   show.    Around   and  about it are growing those gigantic  buildings, those mighty  wharves,  those docks that are attracted by a  great world centre and  depot, aud  the tall   funnels or the spreading  sails of ships from every land are  crowded in by the water side.    A  city  whose growth is like a tale  from the "Arabian Nights," in its  suddenness and its opulence,   has  grown up around  tho magnificent  depot.    Vancouver,    one   .of   the  marvels of the world, has increased  iu a few years by fifty per cent.. of  its population; and here at the end  of the  world,  you  find  a  city as  modern as if ib were in the heart  of London;   with  plots  of land���������  nay,   with  square feet���������selling at  prices such   as   sometimes equal  those that ten centuries of civilisation and of the central and supreme  position as capital of the  world ��������� of  commerce ancF-finando have given  to the core of Loudou.  Then take the steamer, and you  reach in a few hours the Island of  Vancouver.    Never shall I  forget  the impression made upon me when  I first caught sight of the City of  Victoria.    There are some scenes  which,    by    their    overpowering  beauty,   make you   forgot   everything; that give you something of  the   ecstasy of an opium   eaters  dream; and the first sight of- Victoria  is   one   of   these.    Imagine  Venice,  and   combine with   that  something of the truly  British  air  of Brighton, and it will, give you a  faint idea of what Victoria is like.  And when you get there you  find  something of tho same combination  of   impressions.    Victoria   is   ohe  political capital of British Columbia, and to make assurance doubly  sure and to prevent auy attempt to  transfer the  capital  to the mainland, Victoria has a building palatial enough to adorn the metropolis  of an  Empire; a noble Parliament  House; in and around it ministerial buildings; a fine museum, and  around it,  grounds that have all  the softness of an  English garden  and all the spaciousness of a city  like Washington.    The atmosphere  has more sun than  ours,  and the  sun, gilding the water which seems  everywhere, gives a sense of surpassing beauty.   There is even  in  this warm atmosphere a slight of  that invigorating cold that adds so  much to the health-giving properties of the climate  of  our  own  Brighton.     Like   Brighton,   too,  Victoria has its fine esplanades; its  perfect pavements; all the signs of  an old-world and not a new city of  the Far West.    And the population  is E n g 1 i s h to the core.     It is  English,  too,  largely of our own  sea-sido resorts; the well-to-do and  the tired, who, having won in life's  battle, desire to spend their closing  days in a perfect and a tranquilis-  ing climate; the middle class parents, who desire to live in  one of  the cheapest and best educational  centres of the world; the retired  admiral or general, who desires to,  live  under  the  British   flag,   in  thoroughly   British  surroundings,  with   the inspiration   of a   new,  yonng and thriving country superadded.  All these things, I say, you find  in British Columbia; but you have  to go a long distance to reach them.'  Victoria is four thousand miles  from the Atlantic coast' of Canada  and seven thousand from England;  and though there is a splendid  train service, either by Canadian  lines or by a detour through the  United States, still it is a long  journey. And on the way you are  met by tempters from any of tho  other great centres of the abounding life arid the growing prosperity  of Canada. Montreal with its gigantic population and its throbbing  commercial life; Toronto with its  great size and its.fiery active spirit;  Winnipeg���������of rapid growth and a  depot between Eastern and Western Canada; Regina and Edmonton  and Calgary���������all bog you to remain with them and not go farther.  And thus it is that population has  been, and.still is, the groat want of  British Columbia.  But all these difficult problems  were faced by Mr.   MeBride- with  that extraordinary courage which  is one of his greatest qualities.   He  ignored  the hanks and the financiers,   went straght on   with   his  work, and soon tho people of Brit,  ish Columbia realised   that at last  there was at tho head  of tho Government a man  native to tho soil,  knowing   all its   conditions;   and  bringing to its problems oxhaust-  less energy and proud local patriotism.    Progress began   to be made,  not slowly,   but rapidly, until in  the end it came to be  felt that all  the safety and advance of the province were bound up with his personality.    And thus there came to  pass in British Columbia what has  happened iu  other countries and  times���������that all the  politics of the  country    were    bound   with    one  single powerful and popular personality.  A. position..like this may be  quickly won and as" quickly lost.  But that has not been the experience of Mr. MeBride. There  have been three General Elections  since he became Prime Minister for  tho first time; and each succeeding  election has only increased his  power.  British Columbia has only one  house of legislature; it consists of  forty-two members. In the last  legislature   thirty-nine   were sup-  H. W. Farmer & Co.,  REAL ESTATE, '  '  Rock Creek, B. C.  JtJtJtJtJtJtJtJtJtJtJtJtjXjgJtjSjf  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  WKWMAKKKT   nOTISE  Is the home for all tourists and  millionaires visiting1 New Denver, British Columbia.  A. JACOBSON. Proprietor.   '^  f.  *fc  Reaves Mother Iyodc  9,30 a. m.  6:30 p. m.  Leaves Greenwood  2:00 p.  m.,_  8:30 p.. m.   *>  TIIK   PROVmOK'nOTEI.  Grancf Forks, is a large tnree-  story brick hotel, that provides  the public with good mealR and  pleasant rooms. A new building-  but tho same old rates.  Kmll I-m-iien, Proprietor,  % %  %      Saturday   last    stage   leaves  *������  ^  Mother L-ode 6 p. m.   Returning-, ��������� ^  % leaves Greenwood 10 p. m. J  **, ^  *i ~  *������  % Greenwood Office !J  <* NORDEN   HOTEL 2  'JtjtjtjtjtjtjtjtjtStJtjtjtjtjtStjt  THK   KASI-O    nOTKE.  Kaslo, B. C,;,is a comfortable  homo for ali who travel to that  city. .    .  Cockle & Papwortn.  SHERBKOOKE   HOUSE     "  Nelson; B. C. One minute's walk  from C. P. R station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated,  LAVINCE &DUNK, Propiletors. .  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  111  TKKMONT   HOUSE  Nelson, B. C, ia run on tho American and European plan. Steam  hentod roomB.' All white labor..  Special attention paid to dining'  room.  ���������    lliuiHoiuo & Ciim]tl,oll, ProjiH,  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, 13. C . is thc headquarters for miners, investors  and railroad men. A fine'location and everything first-class  KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  J. McDONELL, Proprietor  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Subveyob,  Nelson, B. C.  mtII>������SVII.I,E    HOTKIj.  Bridosville, B. O.    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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 WtNiaER. Proprietor.  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  CLOTHES CLEANED  %*<!tjtjtjtjtjtjtjt,jijtjtjtjtjtjtjt  ;T."   THOMAS t  A  ������s PRESSED AND REPAIRED ������  5 TAILOR -. GREENWOOD ������  *��������������� j? jp if K" vr tP tr *? *��������� # k* s? ae- j? jr j?  CITY  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. .General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  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 aud  cigars. New pool room and sample  rooms in connection.  Mrs. A. F. KIRBY.  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  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princetou. This liotel is new, comfortable  well-furnished, and is close to tlie railway  depot. Modem accommodation and sample rooms.  SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors  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 will be the central town for a dozen  smaller mining camps. For the next two years it  will be the supply point for the Kettle Valley rail-  way^during the construction of that road to Pentic  ton, 87 miles- -  CARMI has mining, timber and agricultural  resources, of great value,   It has gold mines right at  , the townsite, and is a good smelter site,  Lots are being sold at from $50 to $250 each,  Invest your money at home.  For further particulars apply to '  CARMI   TOWNSITE   CO.,  CARMI,      B.    C.  m  i  yjf  'm  i  ill THE, LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA1.  yfi.  111  TEMPERANCE    '  ;  is all right if shorn of hurnbuggery.  Too much water drinking is just  as injurious as'too much liquor or  anything else.    OUR PURE WINES    .  AND LIQUORS'.-';-'":  , are medicinal if. not abused.' Every  ������household should have a moderate  "supply.of pure'wines or'liquors in  the " closet for emergency���������either  Unexpected .visitors or sudden illness, when a drop' of pure liquor  in time may forestall all necessity  for drugs.  <}' (greenwood Oquor ftmmv, Importers, Greenwood, B. ft.  months ago; and the chief plank in  his plrftform was the construction^  of railways., to the enormous  amount of twenty million sterling,  and the result I have'already told  ���������a legislature of .forty supporters  and two opponents. Apart from  this extraordinary political triumph  of being Prime'Miuistor, with omnipotent hold,over, the destinies of  bis province, three times in succession, [and after he had already  held, office for ten long years.  But there'are other developments  &^..:������:'*������X*K������:?K������^^ Take, for instance,   his treatment;goinS ou under this active and rest-  A  BENEVOLENT   AUTOCRAT  Continued.  porters of; Mr. MeBride; in the  present legislature the three members of the Opposition have been  reduced to two; the supporters of  the -Prime- Minister and of his  policy thus number forty out of the  forty-two'.        ^     i  This extraordinary dominance  basnot been won by mere,force of  character; an instinetivo adroitness,  tact and good sense . have been  among   the   contributory   causes.  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'.'"'"'���������'��������� '  ^j^m^^  .xcursion  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  This hotel is situated in one  of the most delightful sec-  : tions 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. ,  ARN0TT & HINE     ���������     Proprietors  nananHBBHBraBnNK  1  To principal points in Eastern  Canada and United States  *** .  Tickets arc First-class and will be on Sale  May 17.18. 24, 29: June 1.6.7,8.13,14,  15.17,18.19, 20, 21. 24, 25. 27, 28. 29,  and many other dates In July. August and  September. Limited to 15 days on going  Journey. Good to return until October 31st.  Stopovers allowed.     ���������  Greenwood and Kootenay points lo  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 .;..  liO.OO  v ....  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  for particulars regarding routes, limits,  stopovers, etc., anil for excursion fares  to other points.  e. r. REDPATH. .  Ticket Agent,  Greenwood, B.C.  J. A. MCDONALD,  District Passenger Agent,  Nelson, B, C.  STARKEY & CO.  nelson, b.c.  wholesale  dealers in  Produce   and   Provisions  of what even'in  British  Columbia  is a not "infrequent occurrence���������  namely,  labour   unrest.-    Labour  unrest is serious in any country���������  but it is most serious  in  countries  where tho prospect of the quick ro-  tur'n of mining draws the strong  and adventurous and   sometimes  unruly  men   of all ��������� nationalities.  British Columbia is full  of great  mining camps; and thus tho Prime  Minister has had  to   deal,   more  than onco, with situations that, beginning in a dispute about wages  or.hours of labour, or a conflct between union and non-union, might  easily have developed, into  bloodshed. ' And bloodshed there would  have been if the conflict between  elements so stubborn  and  so resolute as the miners on the one side  and tho mineowners on the other  had not all to be submitted  to the  cold, clear judgement of-the ruler  of the country.  For such a momentous position  the very contradictions of Mr. Mc-  Bride's political philosophy made  him ideal.    He and his friends are  called Conservative in Canada; but  the same   names means different  things in different countries.   What  are the party lines that divide men  in Canada and in all its provinces?  Free Trade and Protection  is one  great dividing line-    And yet that  would not be an entirely  accurate  or exhaustive description, for the  Liberals,    their   leanings are towards Free Trade, have not in recent years ever adopted an entirely  Free Trade, policy; they have been  moderate Protectionists,   but Protectionists, all" the   same.    Again,  there is a certain slight,   but very  slight, difference in point of  view  on the, supreme question  of Imperialism.    Every   Canadian  Liberal would claim, and-justly claim,  that ho is a loyal and convinced  friend :of the Mother Country and  of the Empire; and he would argue  that closer trade relations between  Canada   and   the   United   States  would  not in the least prejudice  that   feeling.   The    Conservative  holds strongly that Canada is strong  enough  to bo ��������� self-sufficing,   and  that    commercial   bonds between  their   country . and   the   United  States   might  soon   develop   into  closer political bonds, aud thereby  bring America and Canada nearer  aud Canada and England.farther  apart.    And as everybody knows,  this was practically the issue which  decided the last Canadian election  in favour of the Conservatives and  against the Liberals.   On the other  hand, in such matters as divide us  in domestic politics in  England, it  is hard to see where the Canadian  Liberal   aud  the Canadian   Tory  differ; if they differ,   it is not on  our lines.    Every Canadian  Conservative would be, in our domestic questions, more in   sympathy  with the   Liberal���������perhaps   even  with the Eadical���������than with the  Conservative.    They are���������men of  both parties alike���������democrats; and  on such questions as the franchise,  the relations between England and  Ireland, and taxation, the Conservative would be on the side of the  Liberals, and even on the side of  Mr. Lloyd George.  The future development of British Columbia must go on at even  a more rapid rate than oven its  present enormous advance. In a  couple of years from now the Panama Canal willl be open to the commerce of the world, and all the  Western Coast on the Pacific must  receive an immense impetus from  this extraordinary new development of oceiin traffic. The thoughts  of Mr. MeBride have been devoted  for some years towards preparation for this momentous revolution.  He went to   the country  a few  less man. He is building one of  the greatest r Universities in the  world for his province, and ho is  searching all Europe for men who  aro - the foremost'in educational  work. It is his ambition, as he  says himself, not to reach as high  an educational position as Oxford  or Cambridge or Harvard, but to  start equal with them.  Finally ono little touch will help  to complete one conception  of this  remarkable personality..   Sir Wilfrid  Laurier aud  ho havo always  been warm personal friends, though  equally ardent political opponents.  A couple of years beforo tho last  general election Sir -Wilfrid  went  on a tour to the West oivthe great  Dominion, and everywhere he had  a   triumph   reception.    In   some  provinces he found political friends  in office and power; in Saskatchewan Mr.-Walter Scotfe,  the Premier,  is a Liberal; in  Alberta the office  is held  by Mr. Sifton, also a Liberal; but in.British Columbia there  was Mr. MeBride,   the stout Conservative in  power.    And yet   it  was at Victoria that Sir'Wilfrid received the most enthusiastic and  the   most   sumptuous   reception.  Great arches spanned the streets,  the   Government   buildings   were  decorated,  the   townspeople were  all out for a holiday and   there  stood Mr. MeBride, 'to recive him  with the welcome of an honoured  guest. ' It was a sublime stroke; it  showed    at once   generosity   and  shrewdness���������the. generosity   of   a  naturally warm Irish heart and the  shrewdness of a keen politician who  turned   what might have been a  campaign against to one in favour  of himself and his policy.  Finally, a few statistics to show  what progress British Columbia has  made in the ten years of Mr. Mc-  Bride's rule:  The net revenue has grown from  82,044,000 in 1902-3 to $10,500,000  in 1910-11. Whereas the province  was heavily in debt in 19037 the  Public Accounts showed at the  close of the last fiscal year a balance of $1,500,000 over all liabilities, and by reason of the surpluses  which of late years have been the  invariable result, the estimated  expenditure, for the present fiscal  year are more than $16,000,000.  The population, too, has grown  in ten years more, than 113 per  cent., and is now 400,000.  The figures are the most eloquent  testimony to a wise and popular  rule. Mr. MeBride has often be9n  aBked to' transfer his energies, his  gifts and his magnetism to Ottawa;  he could have had a Cabinet office in  the new Conservative Government;  but he has preferred to remain in  his native province until his work  has there been done.���������T. P.'s  Magazine.  ^F=  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that the Board  of Valuators to consider claims for work  actually performed and materials supplied iu connection with the construction  of the Midway & Vernon Railway, will  further'consider all such claims as have  been fully filed and verified.  Any claims which have not already  been so filed and verified by statutory  declaration or otherwise, should be filed  with the undersigned without delay.  Tlie Board will consider all claim's for  actual physical work performed and goods  and materials supplied in connection with  the surveying, locating or obtaining of  right of way between Rock Creek and  Vernon.  R. F. GREEN,  Secretary to the Board.  Address Box 312,  Victoria, B. C.  The man who calls a biuff is seldom sure of the answer.  "It isnt' you who docldo what ypu  are going to do in Italy," said the  woman. -  "It's the cabby.  "1 thought I waB going to leave  Naples that morning. In fact, I had  my valises with -me as I stood at the  door while., the porter whistled for  a cab, seven of which rushedout of  the shimmering sunlight around the  corner at, me. A handsome young  cabby grabbed the valises, put thorn  in the cab, helped me In, and started  off. ' . .  " 'I want to go to the station,' I  told him as wo went along, 'I'm going  hone.'  "He slowed up, rested his left hand  on the back of the "seat, turned half  way around ,and said smilingly in  French:  '"You want" to go to Pompeii?'  "'No!' I cried. 'I want to go to  the station. I am starting for homo,  for America, for home!'  '"I'll take you to Pompeii,' he offered graciously, 'for 8. lire'  "I braced myself for the conflict.  "'I want to go home,' I declared.  If I .went to Pompeii, I wouldn't go  ovor that old road anyway. I'd go by  train. That's the same road you take  to Vesuvius. I was ovor it tho day  boforp yestorday. It is full of beggars and  ruts.'  "My driver paid not tho slightest  attention. Instead ho pointed proudly  to a passing cabby.  " 'That's my brothor,' ho grinned,  adding softly, 'I'll take you to Pompeii  for 7 lire.'  " 'A handsome fellow ,'I said, 'and  if you paid mo 7 lire I wouldn't go  to Pompoii to-day.   I'm going home.'  "He drove awhile, then turned and  smiled at me again.  " 'This road takes you to the sta-  tion,' he said, 'and to Pompeii, too.  I'll take you to Pompeii for G lire. A  whole lor'< day, a handsome driver,  a'fine (���������: riage, and all to yourself  for G lire,' he summed up, flashing a  triumphant face full upon me.  " 'If you gave me the cab and the  harness and the horse thrown In,' I  wailed, 'I wouldn't go, You couldn't  pay mo to go, I know that old road.  Besides, I want to start for home.  Amerike! Home!'  "He drove and drove. I got absorbed in the things we passed. In  the doorways, back of which was Invariably the single room of the family,  the ono large bed, the throe chairs at  the foot of It ,the table, and In the  rear the altar, before which burned  the little lamp to the Blessed Virgin,  and in her humblo worshippers, who  lived, It seemed, on the door steps,  there being only one room ins.de.  "There played tho children, the  little ragged girls of 5 and G holding  the bambino done up in swaddling  clothes, tossing it between them as  they would toss an overgrown doll,  and the boys more ragged yet, If that  were possible. There were the dogs,  cats, the chickens, and now and then  a proud turkey, lgnominiously tied,  far from barnyards and its kind, by a  string  to''a post.  "I didn't know which I pitted most,  the babies in training for cripples  swaddled so, their tiny limbs 10 unnaturally bound, the unwashed cats  and dogs, or the turkeys in chains.  "I recalled my destination with a  start.  "'Where are we?' I demanded to  know.  " 'The station Is about a mile back  yonder,' iny handsome driver said  stolidly, 'and you'll be too late for  your train. I'm taking you to Pompeii  now for 5 lire.'  "I could" have wept, but -what was  the use?" I was now too late for my  train.'  " 'Anyway,' I petitioned, 'you'll rescue me from the beggars. Won't  you? When you get to them drive  fast'  "To   my  amazement  he   complied.  We sped past the man with the withered arm, the cripple tangled up with  the donkey, and passed another cab.  The driver flung a bright look at me.  "'Do you see that man?' be asked.  ���������"'Yes,' I answered.  "'Well,  he's  my  brother,'  gloated  ho.  He seemed to have an oversupply of  brothers, but he endeavored to compensate for bringing me out of my  way for five lire by showing mo the  sights.  "He pointed out all the pictures of  tho saints by the roadside, the crucifixes on the walls, the Holy Virgins  at the corners of the lead-colored  houses, until at last tho wide sweep  of level country where the dust and  ashes of the burled city wero began  to show. ���������  "Arrived there, a babbling guide  hurried me through with the velocity  of a whirlwind, showod me broken  columns, old fountains, Madusa heads  with the faces worn away by bands  long since ashes, the burled dog, Its  mouth in the attitude of barking,  prints of chariot wheels, gray walls  through the apertures of which the  smoky poak of the mountain that had  done all the harm glowed purple,  and hurried me out again through the  gate to my cab.  "My cabby stood thero smiling, a  man beside him who was even handsomer than he.  '"My brother,' said he.  "I smiled and bowed, and wo started over tho long gray road of the  poor to Naples.  "The sight saddened me. I wiBhed  I had started for America, for homo!  As wo bumped over tho terrible sings  of tho Naples streets my resentment  grew. It was not lessened by the behavior of my guide. Threo times  moro he had pointed out brothers.  Now he loaned over to me, smllod,  nnd pointed out another beforo we  drove up to my door.  "Some acquaintances ran out, amazed at soelng me.  ���������"I thought,' they cried, 'that your  started for homo thlB morning.'  " 'I thought so, too,' said I, 'but my  cabby thought differently.'"  NEW ADVERTISING SCALE.  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising:  Application   for   Liquor   Licence  (30 days) >. |S.bo.  Certificate of Improvement Notice     '. '  (60 days) #7.50  Application to Purchase Land No-  tiees (60 days) $7.50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  'lays) Jro.oo  Water Notices (small) J ' $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  WATER NOTICE  For a licence to take and use water.  Notice is hereby given .that Valentine  Dynes of Penticton, B. C, will apply for  a licence to take and use 178 inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through land  of applicant and empties into the West  Fork of Kettle River near Beaverdell.  Thc water will bo "diverted on ,lot 3129  and will be used for irrigation purposes  on the land described as lot 3T30.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 7U1 day of June, 1912. The application will be filed in the oflice of tlie  Water Recorder.at Fairview.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C. *���������  VALENTINE DYNES  By W. E. Dynes, Agent.  MINERAL ACT-.  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Ohio" Mineral Claim, situate in the ,  Greenwood   Mining  Division   of   Yale'  District. ���������  7 Where located: In Boomerang Camp,  adjoining the L. Fraction.    '  I TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M.'  Johnson, acting as agent for P. B. S. Stanhope, Free Miners' Certificate, No.  n29324, and R. T. Nicholson, Free Miners' . Certificate, No. B29044, intend,' sixty '  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Im- '  proveuients, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim. E38  And further take notice that* action,   "  under sectioii 37, must be commenced  before the issue of. such Certificate |ot  Improvements.  Dated this 1st day of May, A.D. 1912.  t.  WATER NOTICE  For a licence to take and use water.  Notice is hereby given that W. E.  Dynes of Penticton, B. ,C, will apply for  a licence to take and use 178 inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through land'  of applicant and empties into the West  Fork of Kettle River near Beaverdell.  The water will be diverted at the upper  end of lot 3129 and will be used for irrigation purposes on tlie land described as  lot 3129.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 7th day of June,' 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Fairview.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C.  W. E. DYNES.  SmU  EHOLT, B, C,  11  Johfi   JVTel^ellaf*  Proprietor.  W. V.  WATER NOTICE  For a licence lo take and use water.  Notice is hereby given that Victoria E.-  ���������Dynes of Penticton, B. C, will apply for  a licence to take and use 178 inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through land  of applicant and empties into the West  Fork of Kettle River near Beaverdell.  The water will be diverted on lot 3129  and will be used for irrigation purposes  ou the laud described as lot 565s.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 7"th day of June, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Fairview.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder,���������or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings  Victoria, B. C. '  VICTORIA E. DYNES  By W. E. Dynes, Agent.  nelson, B. ft.  WJShLS, 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  Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  *' "American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  A SITTING Of the County Court of Yale will  be holdcn at the Court House, Greenwood,  on Tuesday the 10th day of September, 1912, at  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  By order,  WALTER DEWDNEV,  ,      Registrar CO. of Y.  K1NCS 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  t ���������  ���������  McCarthy was boasting of tho pro-  mlnonco of his family in hygono ages.  "But thoro woro no McCarthy's in  Noah's ark," Bald O'Brien. "No,"  said McCarthy, "our family was very  oxolufllvo in thoao days and had yachti  of their own."  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  ������^OAL mining rights ofthe Dominion,  ^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of  $i 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.  Eacli application must be accompanied  by a fee of $5 which will bc 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 thc full quantity of merchantable coal mined anu pay the royalty  thereon: If thc coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  _ The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but thc lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at tlie  rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary ofthe Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will uot be paid for.  Proprietor  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels in'  the city. Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX S. O.  The Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light. Meals and drinks at  all hours.  CHISHOLJI * E1RTBUH    ���������    Props.  BULL CREEK HOTEL  One ol 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.  ������lpasMffl^BgqfMMa������a^^  Is a GREAT THING  TO MIX WITH . .  YOUR BUSINESS  LIQUOR ACT, 1910  (Section 35)  NOTICE is hereby given that, on the  rst 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, Siiuilkauieeu Division of Yale  District, B. C, Plan 109.  Dated this 23rd day of May, 191T.  NET-SON & FERROUX  Subscribers are reminded that  Thc Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  MTIOML HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The  Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled aud  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  ROY & BO YER  PROPS.  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  W.  European Plan.  Cafe open day and night.   Bar.  Merchant's luuch 12 to 2.  A. WARD       -       PROPRIETOR  Phone 27.       P. O. Box 597. THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  oooo<ifi<>oo<y<xxxxxxxx>o<xxxxyo  I    BOUNDARY MINES    f  OCK>0<K>CK>CKKH>CK><>0<>00<>00<KKK>  Last week the Rawhide shipped  3,373 tons of ore.  Lust week the Jackpot mine  shipped 412 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby mine  shipped 22,053 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smcltor  treated 2d,555 tons of oro.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 5,33G tons of ore.  Last week the Greenwood  smelter treated 10,43S tons of oro.  Last week the Napoleon mine  .shipped 332tous of oro.  Last week tlio Granby smelter  shipped -135,000 pounds of blister  copper.  Tlio Ik C. Copper Co. has five  diamond drills tit work at Voight's  camp. IT Um company takes up  the bond on this property a smelter  will be erected at a little lake,  nbout seven miles from Princeton.  if the Ti. C. Copper Co. takes up  tbo Yoijdit bond, and build another  HincHc.r it is not likely that any  dividends will be paid for some  time.  The leasees of tlie Elkhorn expect lo strike another shoot of ore  in a short time.  E. G. Warren returned on Tuesday from an auto trip to Voight's  camp.  British Columbia Copper directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 15 cents a share. They  announce that the company now  lias a sufficient surplus to continue  payments at this rate for a year.  The last previous dividend, ISA-  cents, was paid by the company in  June 1911, and disbursements were  discontinued because of the strike  of the coal miners in the Canadian  northwest, which made it necessary  for the company to purchase its  coke in Pennsylvania, the increased  cost of fuel for a timo wiping out  its operating profits. Current earning are at the rate of $60,000 a  month, or 81.22 per share annually.  Including the dividend just declared, British Columbia has disbursed since organization, a total  of SO cents per share, or ������430,G81.  If the Voight property,, now held  under option, is purchased it will  probably be financed by the sale of  treasury stock or convertible bonds.  ��������� Boston Commercial.  CKKK>OCK><><>OC-0<>CK>C-CK>0<><X>OOC-0  i  B. C. MINING NEWS  <>0^>000<XXH>CK>0<H>0-CKK>OOOC-CK>0  A new concentrator will be built  at Whitewater, in the Slocan. It  will mill the ore from the Whitewater and Washington mines.  T. G. Proctor has been appointed  managing director of the Lucky  Jim mine.  It is planned to do some deep  work on the Antoino mine, in the  Slocan.  Bill Springer has been appointed  superintendent of the Idaho Alamo  group in the Slocan.  An offer of ������10,000 has been  made for the Iron Horse in Rossland camp.  Sam Forteath and II. G. Oliver  have secured a working bond on  the Curlew in Rossland camp from  JT. T. Goodeve.  A four-drill electric compressor  will be installed this month at thc  Blue Bird in the Rossland camp.  In Rossland, at the Le Roi, the  Elmore Oil Process is "to be installed for experimental purposes ou  low-grade ore.  In Montreal', last Saturday, ������75  a share was bid for Consolidated  Stock.  ��������� Talking in Spokane to the Review, D. J. Elmer said:, "The  mining situation in British Columbia is very promising, and as soon  as outside capital can bo enlisted  there are a number of properties  that will speedily become valuable  prod ucers,  "The St. Eugene mine on Moyie  lake, which suspended operations  the first of the year, has resumed  with a small force, but it is anticipated that it will be worked at  capacity before the summer is over.  The property'was oue of the heaviest silver-lead producers iu the  district aud its reopening means a  great deal for the Cranbrook region.  "The Aurora Mining & Milling  company, operating the Aurora  mine, across Moyie lake from the  St.   Etigene,   under bond for two  We have been implored to continue  our Big Bargain Sale until after the  next pay day, so we will continue the  Sale until the 15th of July< so that every  one can settle up all accounts with us  and expend this month's earnings for  goods now way below manufacturer's  prices,  We still have a large lot of fine goods to dispose of,  Mens and Ladies' Hats, Lace Curtains, Mens' Ladies' and  Childrens' Shoes, Mens' and Ladies' Stockings and Under/'  wear, Rubbers, Pyjamas, Skirts, Quilts, Blankets, Mens'  Carpenter Suits, Ladies' Coats, Embroideries, Laces,  Ribbons, Calicos, Collars, Dress Goods of all kinds, Silks,  Threads, Corsets, Fine Lot of Furs, Mitts, Gloves, Chifx  fons, Ornaments, Feathers, Flowers, etc,, all very low,  many at half-price, Don't let this chance go by as you  will never have such an opportunity to get such real  bargains,  GREENWOOD  years from June 15, 1912, from  owners, J. H. Harvey of Vancouver, B. O.; Captain \. 13. Sanborn  of'Portland, Ore., and O. J. John-  sou of Coeur d'Alene, is working  sfceadUy. We had a boud on the  mine for two years previous to renewal and have expended about  ������40,000 in developing and equipping it since we book it over.  About 20,000 tons of ore are block-  out, samples of which assay 35 per  cent, zinc, 20 per cent, lead and  11 ounces in silver to tlie ton. Our  ore is treated at the Alice mill at  Creston, B. C, and we havo shipped five cars of concentrates to tho  smelter at Trail, from which we  havo gotten excellent returns.  The zinc market on tlie Canadian  side of tho line is not (is active as  ib is on the American side, and we  aro storing our zinc concentrates  in the hope of a better price later.  "We aro running a tunnel on  the No. 3 level, at a vertical depth  of 1,000 feet, which will intersect  tho main lead showing on the surface. It is in 350 feet and we  anticipate cutting tlie vein at 750  feet. We have a six-drill compressor at work and aro making  live feet a day. As soon as we tap  the ledge we will install a 50 ton  mill."  What is said to be the largest  body of hematite ore ever discovered in the West, Hint at the head of  Whiterock river, a tributary of the  Chilcotin river, about 150 miles  northwest of Lytton, is interesting  mining men, for, if id's as great a  body as is claimed by those who  have examined it, it will rival the  great hematite deposits of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan,  that for years have been the supply  for the great steel manufacturing  plants. This great deposit of iron  ore is practically the supply for  the manufacture of steel on this  continent, and, if British Columbia's deposit should be as tremendous as reported, tbe raw material  for a great steel industry exists  in this province.  Hematite showings have been  discovered in several parts of the  province before, but never in a  marketable deposit such as that in  the Chilcotin di-trict, according to  Mr. Bert Lucas, the locator, who  has returned from the district and  is a guest of the Irving hotel.  "I am convinced." said Mr.  Lucas, "this is the most important  find in the West. More money  has been made out of iron than  from all the other minerals and  hematite is especially important.  It will pay the Pacific Great Eastern railroad to build through the  district for it will save more than  a hundred miles between North  Vancouver and Fort George, besides passing through a country  whore construction, compared with  the route now selected, is eas}r.  Ore is there to give this railroad  tonnage sufficient to pay for the  entire construction. I located sixteen claims. A creek cuts across  and iron shows all along the banks  and for from eight hundred to ono  thousand feet back from the creek  on the south side it its solid outcropping which will give a vertical  depth of about three hundred feet.  How mnch deeper this deposit is  nobody will know until the ground  has been properly prospected. It  is the only largo body of hematite  ever found in British Columbia and  the importance of this is' best  appreciated by mining men."  Assay returns of. the ore give  silica, 5. IS; alumina, 1.12; oxide  of iron, 80.50; lime, trace; magnesia, none; phosphorous 004; sulphur, 1.37; loss on ignition, 11.34;  metallic iron, 56.53.  Interested with Mr. Lucas in the  iron claims is Mr. "Jack" Peeder-  sen, a well-known mining man.'  Arrangements for opening up the  property aro to bo undertaken as  soon as possible. The outcrop recently inspected by Mr. Peedersen  is about twelve thousand ioefc wide.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    M^lc,���������  Department in the Interior.    lieison,  B4T*  most important mining discovery  ever made in the province. Not  only the value of the ore, but 'the  additional industrial possibilities it  opens up, lends to it exceptional  importance.���������Vancouver Sun.  WHEN WAR WAS NEAR  La Prcsso is authority for Borne  statements   concerning, a   critical  period in the history of the Dominion  that have not hitherto been  made public.   In 1885, when Louis  Rio! was pontenced to bo hanged,  there was tremendous cor.storna-  tion in certain circles in Ottawa.  One of tho members of Sir John  rMacdona'ld'S' ministry at that timo  was Ohapleau, tho haudsomo and  brilliant secretary ot state.    Few  public men  in  Canada havo had  the commanding presence and great  oratorical  powers of this son   of  Quebec-    La Presse tells that Mr.  Chapleau 'declared that Riel must  not die.    Sir John, ou the other  hand, was determined that the law  must take its course. Ou the night  of November 10th the two men met  to determine which. should  rule.  Chapleau was resolute   and   said  that he would resign  his seat in  the ministry and take all Quebec  with   him.    Sir   John's   reply   is  stated to have been:  "All right;  stay with the province of Quebec;  I  will  Btay with  the province of  Ontario, and before a month blood  will flow in this country, for there  will   be  a civil war.     Will you  accept the responsibility ?"    Chap-  leau handed in bis resignation; but  Sir John declined to act upon it  until  the next day,  advising his  colleague to'reconsider it'.    Chapleau decided to consult his friends  and telegraphed for .some of them  to come to Ottawa at once.    A  party of them arrived in the morning and found Chapleau restlessly  pacing his room.    He had not been  in  bed or slept.   He   told   them  why  he had sent for them; but  added that he had withdrawn his  resignation for fear that they might  iuduce him  to stand by  it.     In  this way  was averted what  was  perhaps the most serious crisis in  the history of the Dominion.���������Victoria Colonist.  AUCTION SALE  Town Lots in Rock Creek  I have received-instructions from the  -Department of Lands, Victoria, to ofler  for sale by public auction, at the provincial police oflice, Rock Creek, on Saturday, July 6,'-iit io a.m., all the unsold  lots in the government townsite of Rock  Creek. The highest bidder above the  upset price takes thc lot or lots.  Terms of Sale:���������One quarter'cash,  and the balance ��������� in three equal annual  payments at 6 per cent, interest per milium.  For further information apply lo  D.  R. TAIT,    '  Rock Creek.  ^imnmmmtiimmmmmiimnimnm'mtfiinifflmtnmK.  I HERE TO STAY' ]  HAVING DECIDED TO CONTINUE  BUSINESS IN GREENWOOD; ii WE  HAVE PUT IN A COMPLETE LINE  OF MENS' CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES  AND GENTS* FURNISHINGS. DROP  IN  AND  LOOK   AT   OUR   GOODS,  I P. W.GEORGE-dc-Ce..'I  g   COPPER STREET .-. .V       GREENWOOD, B.C.   2  O.K. GIGAR STORE  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD  Cigarfl,   Tobacco,    Fruit  and Confectionery.  Free Reading Room with '  all the Daily Papers.  ANNUAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting of  the Greenwood City Water Works Co.  will be held in the Company's office at  Greenwood, on Saturday, the 20lh7lay of  July, 1912, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,  for the transaction of the general business of the Company aud the election of  a Board of Directors.  E.G: WARREN, Secretary.  TUNING  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early date. Leave  orders for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  Water Rights Branch  J.MKERYIS -  PROPRIETOR  ���������   LOWERY'S CLAIM    /  During tho.87 months that- Lowery'Br  Claim was on earth it'did business, all  over ,the  world.     It [was   tho  most'  unique,-independent and fearless journal overproduced in Canada. ' Political,  and theological enemies pursued it with  tho vonom of a rattlesnake until tho k  government shut it out of the mails,  and.its editor ceasad  to, publish   it,'  partly on account of a lazy liver and  partly because it takes a pile of money .  to run a paper that is outlawed; lliore  are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print.   Send 10cents  and got ono or $2 and get the bunch.  .  K. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. C   .  ARG������  TUNNEL  Take notice tliat the Board of Inyestlfration  acting under Part III of the "Water Act" will  meet at the times and places hereinafter mentioned to hear and determine claims to Water  Rights on streams in their respective vicinities,  existing ou the 12th day of March, 1909:���������  On the 6th clay of August, 1912, at 4 o'clock ii  the afternoon, at Grand Forks.  On the "Ui day of August, 1912, at 3:30 o'clock  iu the afternoon, at Grecnvood.  On the 9th day of August, 1912, at 2 o'clock in  the afternoon, at Princeton.'  On the 10th day of August; 1912, at 4:30 o'clock  iu the afternoon, at Keremeos.  Ou the 12th day of August, 1912, at 1Q o'clock  in the forenoon, at the Government Agent's  oflice, Fairview.  On the 13th day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock  in the forenoon, at Penticton.  Parties -who presented claims to the Board in  1!)10 and have received licences in substitution  of the records need not present auy statement  of claim.  Dated at Victoria, B. C., the 18th day of'June,  By order of the Board of Investigation.  J. F. ARMSTHONG,  Acting Comptroller of Water Rights.  191:  TAKING A VOTE  The Locals of Districts No. 6 of  the "Western Federation of Miners,  are now taking a referendum vote,  as  to whether or not they shall  affiliate with the Dominion Trades  & Labor Congress of Canada.    The  count of the vote last  Saturday  night in Greenwood Local No. 22,  was overwhelmingly in favor   of  such a policy, there being but two  dissentient votes.    Providing that  the vote throughout the district is  favorable, the delegates to the forthcoming Annual Convention  of the  VV. F.   M.,   will be  instructed to  place the matter before the executive board with a  view of having  the Per Capita, Tax paid  by the  Federation   at   large.   The   Convention   meets    next   month   at  Victor,   Colorado,   a   place  from  whence the Federation were driven  during  the   Cripple   Creek war.  Last year the mayor and council-  men of that city, sent a special invitation to the W.  F.  M. asking  them to come this year and hold  their Convention at Victor.    Hereafter,  the Conventions of the W.  E. M. will be held biennially.  with the company. Enderby and  Armstrong were as good as off the  map, apparently, when the railway  company and the Government  entered into the aforesaid agreement. Now the CJ.R, is attempting to hold up Armstrong to the  tune of $50,000 to get the main line  into tho sister town. "Who is get-  ing the rake-off? Is this the kind of  a game the railway company is  working? Is the Government  going to permit it ? Are the good  people of Armstrong going to stand  for this kind of a hold-up ? Ia the  MeBride Government bringing  that kind of a railway company  into the Okanagan���������one that will  stand a mile or two outside of a  town and say: "If you want us in,  put up $00,000?" Is this the  road which we havo been told is  "out for the business."���������Enderby  Press.  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.  JAMEJS 'McCREATH  Secretary.  ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmiimnmimK  1 Plumbing and Tinsmithing j  ���������=       Out* complete stock of Plumbing and Tinsmith/   .95  *?J " . . *^ lUl  Bi   PHONE  S=       12  McArthur & Clerf f  ^iiii'ia^aaiiaiiaiiiiaaiiiiimiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiK  What kind of a deal is the C.N.  E. trying to give Armstrong and  Enderby? The Provincial Government is guaranteeing the bonds of  this road into the Okanagan, from  Kamloops to Vernon and Lumby.  The people will stand back of these  bonds. The route had not been  decided upon at the time the  Mr. Poederflon is convinced it is the'Government signed the agreement  WANTS A BONUS  NEWS OF CARMI  The auto stage now leaves daily  at5a. ra., and return at 9. p.m.  Baird Bubar will build a large  barn on his Beaver Creek ranch.  There are 600 men working on  the railway, and the town is lively.  There is a trainload of rails at  Westbridge, and it is likely that  steel will soon be laid, between  Peanut Point and Carmi. '  The site for the depot has been  surveyed. It is on the bench  above the main street.  J, B. Sheridan is putting up a  building 30 x 40.  Jim Cannon has bought another  team, aud now drives a fine set of  fours. ,       ���������  J. C. Dale is putting on a stage  to Grizzly, a distance of 10 miles.  In timo this stage lino will be ex  tended to Kelowna, a distance of  50 miles.  The citizens are asking the government to expend some money on  the railway tote road, it can  easily bo turned into a government  wagon road at an expense of about  $4,000.'  Jim Dale moved tho wagon  road survey party last week, from  Switchback creek to the last crossing of Ellis creek, near the Summit.  This wagon road will be hardly 30  miles long and can be built for  about $1,000 a mile. The -steepest  grade, eight per cent., is on the  Penticton side of the mountain.  The new addition to the Carmi  hotel cost $3,000. It contains 12  bedrooms, barroom, dining room,  kitchen and laundry. Nelson &  Ferroux are again applying fora  liquor license, and expect to get it  as the railway contractors are'in  favor of a license being granted at  Carmi.  The Tote road has been extended  to within ten miles of the dam,  where a connection can be made  with the road to Kelowna and  Vernon.  The Current Motor that is being J  installed here for the Rev.  Father  Ferroux by the  American   Land  Development & Mfg. Co.,   of Curlew,   "Wash.,    was launched last  week by A. R.  Brewer the president of the company.   Tho plant  was assembled  complete  on  the  shore of the river and let down  over tho bauk a distance of 00 feet  by large cables aud placed in the  river.   The massive machinery is  supported on two large scows which  is anchored to the shore  above.  When Mr. Brewer pulled the lever  a great mass of water shot into the  air, and a large canvas hose was  laid up the hill side to a height of  35 feet and the water sent to the  top of the hill.   A crew of men is  now busy laying the eight inch  wire wound wooden pipe that is to  lead the water to a tank at a elevation 15 feet   higher.   From this  tank a 50 foot gravity head will be  used for the purpose of operating  the Sunshine Sprinklers that are  now  being  installed by Clement  Vachey of a manufacturing concern  of Santa Barbara, California. Some  of these largo sprinklers are intended to cover an area 240 feet in  diameter.  9K8SRRE


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