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I- WHITE'  Phone 16   Greenwood, B, C.  fishing  of  f  We carry a Large Stock and  Have the variety to please you  THE BASIS  OF MY BUSINESS  CLEANLINESS  QUALITY  ATTENTION TO DETAIL  William C, Arthurs  THE   BREAD &  CAKE  BAKER  Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  GreenwoodV Big  Furniture Store  JUST      OPENED      UR  Children-^ Go-aCarts  IN  VARIOUS-    'NATTY        DESIGNS  We have, a bunch of fine large White and Grey  Blankets that will go Cheap for Cash.  T. M. GTJLLEY & Co.  Opposite Postoffice.  ���������GREENWOOD, B. C  Phone 27  ��������� i wMHHarHV-anw ���������wr'mnm'WB ho Wii hhiii���������m ��������� I o hhwbk  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  "\  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  ���������L  WALTER G. KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR  J  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion 8  a.m. ist and 3rd Sundays in this  month; Matins, n a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  2:30 p. m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  IJOOMS   TO   LET  In the Swayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests. '  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  ' SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., L.L.D., D.C.L., PRESIDENT .  .I-       - ALEXANDER LAIRD, GENERAL MANAGER     .  /CAPITAL, - $10,000,000 REST, -   $8,000,000  MONEY ORDERS  i The Money Orders of The Canadian 'Bank of Commerce are a safe,  , convenient and economical method of remitting* small sums of money,  v They are payable without charge at every branch of a chartered bank in  K Canada(except in the Yukon-Territory) and in the principal cities of  * the United States. . .    "  The Orders and full information regarding them may be obtained  ! on application at the Bank. -  In the event of loss of a Money Order the Bank will, on receipt of  a satisfactory guarantee, make arrangements to refund the amount of  ���������  the lost Order. A232  SAVINGS  BANK  DEPARTMENT  ;J. T. BEATTIE, Manager.        -      Greenwood Branch.  YVANTS/'EtC-  For Sale,���������A work horse,  weight 1,250, drive single or  double to be sold cheap, Apply  Mark Christensen, Ledge Office.  ������*  For Saw:.���������A Letterpress at a  price. .Apply at Ledge office.  <&&������&&5������������S������*&^^  P.. B  . i  \i  i  5 & C  For Salk.���������Four old Copper  Hand Books at 50 cents each.  Apply at Ledge office; ;  Lost-.���������A red cow from Phoe  nix, B. C. > The marks are white  head and both horns sawed off,  one about two inches, the other  a little shorter. Reward for  notifying the same to John Jutila,  Phoenix, B. C.   Box 203.  1!  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  and Poultry. Shops in nearly all'the  towns of the Bpundary and Kootenay.  I COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C. f  For   Sale. ��������� Piano,   cheap.  Apply at Ledge office.  Farm i'or Sale.���������A 160 acre  farm near Bridesyille, 35 acres  under cultivation arid 20 more  about ready for breaking up.  90 acres available for cultivation  and the balance good pasture  laud. For further particulars  apply R. T. Lowery, Greenwood.  ���������''^������������������������������������'������������������^-������������������������������������������������������^^  Friendship increases by visiting  friondfl, but by viniting seldom,  j  ���������Chief Dinsmore/,has   gone to  Fairview on business'.  There  is a bachelors  ball  in  Phoenix next Monday.  See -Browu's   line of  tackle in Ferry, "Wash.  There , are   several    cases  scarlet fever in Phoenix.  Gorman West will 'undergo an  operation for dropsy today.  Gorman West has a dog at  Bull Creek that he calls Rory.  At the Kings hotel in Phoenix  the dining room is open all night.  The big day of the year at  Bridesville, will be the 24lh of  May.  Charles Summers'is speeding a  few days in the city regaining his  health.  W. G. McMynn will leaye upon  May 28 to take up his duties at  Golden.    ., - *- ���������  J. H. East ;is in* Idaho acting  [as manager for a-placer mining  company. :  Aid. James, Sutherland is doing some work.on his claims near  Beaverdell. "  * Bridesville will be the place on  May'.24. and 'Rock; Creek on Dominion Day.  Al *Broomfield returned to  Westbridge last week from a trip  to Princeton.> -     . ;  In Ferry, Wash., .Brown has  20 dozen squirrel traps for sale at  10 cents each.  - T. B. Cave is leaving this week  for Vancouver- where he will follow journalism.  -Some of the stores in Phoenix  close Wednesday afternoons* during the summer.  Phil Bedard's babv died on  Monday from dipthe'ria at his  ranch near Sidley.   ' -  These.days W. A.- Keith & Co.  at Beaverdell are kept .busy outfitting prospectors.  A.L, White has gone to "Princeton for a short time, -.where he is  building*a warehouse' - * " ' * '7s  A few days ago George Webster  dropped dead while driving from  his ranch to Grand Forks.*  A. D. Kean is putting up a  building at Rock Creek to replace the one recently burned.  Put on your old green bonnet  and make a trip to Bridesville on  the 24th, and see the celebration.  On Monday several railway  contractors came from Spokane  to Midway iu their own motor  car.  This month 32 mining students  from McGill college will pay a  visit to the Boundary mines and  smelters.  Curlew creamery ice-cream pure  and delicious,. strawberries and  cream and .ice-cold drinks at  Kennedy's.  P. W.. George has struck the  right system. He advertises, and  sells his good for cash at reasonable prices.  At his ranch this side of Bever-  dell, Oliver Laporte has planted  a goodly number of apple trees  this season.  Bubar & Powers have their  sawmill at Beaverdell in full  operation, and they are crowded  with orders.  Mark Kay has been a resident  of Rock Creek since last October,  having had considerable building  in the vicinity.  Auto will soon be able to run  between Greenwood and Carmi.  Greenwood will soon have a  Methodist parson.   '  There are big trout in the  creek; you need good strong  tackle to land them; call and see  the new stock at Kennedy's.  Theodore Kruger has been appointed a provincial -constable at  Fairview' to fill the vacancy  caused by the death of G. H.  Aston.  Service in the. Presbyterian  church next Sunday, May 19,  7:30 p. m. Sunday "School, and  Bible class at 2:30 p. m. All are  welcome.  Fred B. Holmes has sold his  ranch interest to R. N. Floyd,  and after making a trip to the  east he intends to settle down at  the coast.  Anybody wanting shares in the  Argo tunnel at 15 cents a share  must get them before the night  ol May 18, as 'he annual meeting  will be held upon that date.  To open up the district, and  enable se.ttlers to reach the city  more'easily, the wagon road will  be extended for several miles up  Boundary creek this summer.  Mose.Burns is still mingling  in the scenery at Beaverdell,  where he is ably assisting the  government to make the highway  look like the floor of a palace.  On Rock Creek hill, adjoining  Sam Larson's property the Johu-  son Bros.,- have recently sold 900  acres of land to a Lethbridge  man. at a price said 'to be about  $20,000.  As the.crow flies it is less than  30 miles from Carmi to Penticton.  As the railway runs it is 87 miles.  In the days to.come if you miss  the train at Carmi you can head  it off at Penticton with an auto.  Thomas Thomas caught a rainbow trout at the Elkhorn danron  Sunday that measured over 22  inches in length, and weighed  over four pounds. Tender beef  was the bait that took the trout  into camp.  In Phoenix last week Danny  Deane moved- into the Marsh  block where he will conduct the  restaurant business in his usual  goodform. He will have a grand  opening upon Thursday evening,  May 23, and everybody is welcome. . ������  Gorman������West was in,town last  week looking for $578 that the  court holds for him. He has not  yet received it, owing to the fact  that he failed to put in a proper  application. His health is riot  iu .very good condition, although  he felt well while in Greenwood,  Miss Jeannette Draper and  Miss M. Burley of Vancouver  were in town this week, taking  subscriptions for the Sun and  Sunset. The. young ladies are  very - energetic, as they never  quit working from sunup to sunset. Their trip through the  mountains has been wonderfully  successful.      '  The wagon road at the north  end of the citv is being practically paved with gold and silver ore  'from the dump of the Elkhorn  mine. Some good specimens  have been picked up from the  road and green prospectors are  liable to take them for rich float  and create a stampede. Considerable steel has also been recovered in, the Elkhorn dump.  1 Western Float  hold a fair upon  B. C. COPPER CO  Commercial  , In     the    Bostou  George Walker says:  British Columbia Copper earned  about ������71,000 in March.    Profits  were given out as $66,000 at the  end of the month; but tbe appreciation of its copper in transit from  British .Columbia to tbe refinery,  au advance of over a cent a pound  in the price of the metal,   made it  necessary to revise the figures as  stated.    Unless British Columbia  Copper directors decide to purchase  the Voight property at Princeton  and pays for it ont of earnings, the  compaNy will soon be in a position  to resume dividends.  The Voight promises to make a  bigger and more profitable mine  than any oue that the company  now owns. Some time ago I stated  that ore had been encountered in  this property which carried 8 per  cent copper and $11 gold per ton.  Further work leads the management to believe that a very large  body of ore is beiug developed  which will average about 3 per  cent, copper and S3 to 88 a ton in  gold.  It has been reported recently  that in the event of a big mine being developed there a smelter will  be erected at the Voight property.  This may be under consideration,  but I don't believe such a plan  will be adopted. The Voight ore  carries an excess of iron and lime  and is just what British Columbia  needs to flux the ores now being  treated iu its Boundary smelter.  By mixing these ores with its  present charge smelting costs per  ton would be reduced and the recovery of copper increased, a  double benefit.  The Voight property ia close to  the railroad and about 100 miles  from the smelter. It would seem  that a freight rate of 75 cents a  ton or less could be arranged. If  so it would be very much more  .economical to ship the ore to the  company's present smelter than to  build a new one.  The ore zone in the Voight property is 287 feet wide. There is a  considerable tonnage of silicates  and carbonates of good grade on  the surface, and the workings at a  depth of 90 to 100 feet are in primary sulphides. This development  opens up possibilities for the British Columbia Copper company  which phould cause its stocks to  sell higher. Current earnings  must be at the rate of nearly $1.50  a share for its stock annually.  High Eiver needs a night policeman.  This   a  good   year   for   spring  salmon.  They are drilling for natural gas  in Taber.  T. "Viola has opened a shoe shop  in Trail.  Tom French is now a policeman  in Vernon.  Penticton' will  October 18.  Dominion Day will be celebrated  iu Cranbrook.    ._  Prize fighting, is a favorite pastime in Michel.  Bricks are being made by machinery in Quesnel. :  Mining is active on the Queen  Charlotte Islands.  George McBean has opened a  garage in Hazelton.    ���������<  A. F. Crossman has opened a  law oflice at Enderby.   .  A poultry association has been  organized in Kelowna.  A. Ross is running a canoe ferry  from Hazelton to Sealey.  The hotel men in Rupe have  organized an Association.  Many farmers in Alberta are  taking out hail insurance.  About 60 men are working the  wagon roads near Barkerville.  A wireless station will be established at Queen Charlotte city.  A pound of phosphorus will wilj  put a head on one million matches.  In Enderby some people are  guilty of robbing flower gardens at  night.  Tennis is now being played in  Hazelton, instead of bridge and  poker.   ���������,  In Port Alberni there are 70  children old enough ,to attend  school.  There is one case of measles in  ���������Barkerville and fourteen in Van  iWinkle.       \  . - The..Trail ������������������ smelter.einploys over  600 men and pays $50,000 a month  in wages.  A night school for the benefit of  Nine men in ten are suicides.  A grass widow usually lots her  attention stray iu tho direction of  husband-ry.  If you would keep your secret  from an enemy, tell it not to a  friend.  foreigners has been established at  Coleman.  ' In the Yukon Jack Steele is cutting 1000 cords of wood for the  Pueblo mine.  Prairie schooners from California are frequently seen upon the  Caribou road.  The order for compulsory vaccination has been rescinded at  White Horse.  A better fish law for this province is under consideration by  the government."  The wagon road between Fort  George and South Fort George is  being completed.  The cent has been introduced  into business circles in Vancouver  by a Scotch firm.  On Leslie Hill's ranch at Oso-  yoos lake, the apricots are already  as big as walnuts.  Just East of Crows Nest, Malcolm Mclnnes is resuming operations in his sawmilL    -  R. C. Hyde is putting up a  building in Rupe. He owns a fine  block in Greenwood.  The moving pictures of the  Johnson-Jeffries fight cannot be  exhibited in Vernon.  Interlaken is the name of a new  townsiGe at Oyama, that H. P. Lee  has put on the market. -  ��������� For peddling milk without a  license in Coleman, Blazea Que3t  was fined $10 and costs.  An Iudian recently brought to  Prince Rupert a red spring salmon  that weighed 83 pounds.  There are 595" cases before tho  Railway Commission at Toronto,  several of them from B. C.  At Hazelton, Dan Morton was  given six months for handing an  Indian a bottle of old rye.  A transient real estate agent  was fined $50 in Coleman for peddling lots without a license.  Premier McBride is building a  six-roomed bungalow at Sproul  lake for a summer residence.  Red-headed linnets have appear  ed in Rossland.    They are sweet  siugers and winter in California.  That veteran printer, W. J.  Mackay, will start a weekly newspaper at Fraser Lake this summer.  Fred Roe says that an English  rancher on Tobacco Plains calls his  dog Aviator, because he is a Skye  terror.  W. B. McArthur and Miss Lottie  Brady were recently married at  the bride's home in Meed River  valley.  Charles M. Hayes loft an estate  with less than $100,000'. Evidently he was in tho railroad business  for money.  Thomas Hutton, of Abbott's  Ford, ba9 been left a fortune of  $150,000 by the death of a relative  in England.  . The Miner advises Rosslandors  to grow.chestnuts. It should pay  as a side line to mining in that  once famous camp'.  The chief of police at Penticton  now wears a uniform. There -<8  some talk of increasing the force  to three'men in that city.  Kelowna is Siwash for bear, and <-'  and it is 20 years ago since Lequine  Bros, called their townsite on ��������� Okanagan lake by that name.  ,   In Rupe 28 bedrooms have beon  added* to the Knox hotel.     The  improvements at this hotel are being done at an expense of $15,000..  James McLeod  has' opened the  club cafe in  South  Fort George.  In the same town Mrs. "Normald'  has opened the Little Nugget res- *.  taurant.  Bishop Neil McNeill, of Vancou-'  ver, recently confirmed 18 Indians  near Chilliwack.    After all it may  not be true that all' good Indians ,  are dead.  It is no longer legal to ride a ,'  bike on the sidewalks in Enderby,  or   tether  a hungry bovine to a   "*  shade tree while she shaves the'  boulevard.  A. Mntz has moved the Imperial  hotel from Frank to Welconie,  Alberta. The people" of Frank  ban take a trip without having a  mountain fall them^  Frank Carpenter,, of Quesnel, is  now the bar genius in  the North-,  em hotel at South Fort George.  The Herald says he has the dispos-'  ition of an angel and the smile of  a cherub.  The Fernie Free Press says that,  the editor of the Michel Reporter  took in the sports in Fernie. Tbe  Free -Press did not state George's  game. ( Probably he was jibbing  with quads.  The Tribune says that four years  ago the population of Chase was  two men and a dog. Now the -���������  place has a population of over 500  people, and the dogs have not yet  been counted.    "*      /.  -  A", dairy -is being'started in Fort "  George and condensed milk cans  will gradually fade from the scenery.    Until recently there has only  been one cow in all the vast terrf-  tory around Fort George.     J    .  Quite a number of people in Enderby are opposed to the boy scouts  being taught - to attend dances.  Probably it would be better to  teach them the gentle art of separating wood with a bucksaw.  The Comique was opened in  Kaslo nineteen years ago this  month and took in $4,000 upon  opening night. In these modern  ranching days no den of that kind  would be permitted in dear old  Kaslo.  For 15 years Howard Smith was  cartoonist for Judge. He is now  a ranch owner at "Chase, and  draws cartoons for the local paper  without a salary. The Tribune is  lucky to have such an artist in the  vicinity.  The Cumberland' Islander says  that May Day has passed and the  nettles are peeping out of the rub-  I bish heaps again in happy. confi-,  dence of another season's undisturbed prosperity. In the name of  decency, O ye city fathers, how  long?  The Kootenay Monumental  Works, Nelson, B. C, manufacture all sizes and kinds of headstones and monuments.  THE SPRING ASSIZES  The Spring assizes were held in  Greenwood    last    Friday.     The  Grand Jury delivered the following  presentment:  To the Honourable Mr. Justice Murphy,  Presiding Judge of Assize.  Your Lordship,���������  The grand jury desires to extend to  you a cordial welcome on this your first  visit to the Boundary district, as a judge  of the supreme court.  We have visited the government buildings^ and desire to cougratulate the  officials on the condition in which they  are kept.  We would, however, recommend that  the gaol accommodation be improved,  and more attention paid to its .security  and general sanitary conditions. We  would also recommend that a sidewalk  be built by the government round the  court house.  We consider it would be expedient,  instead of maintaining several schools in  the immediate district, that the pupils be  taught at the Greenwood school, which  is a graded school and well conducted.  The expense would be approximately the  same as at present, and we recommend  that the change be made.   ;'  It is our opinion that the compensation  at present paid the members of both the  grand and petit juries is totally inadequate for the time given by them. We  strongly_ recommend that it be increased.  We wish to express our profound regret  at the loss to.this district of Mr. W. G.  McMynn, government agent and registrar of this court for many years, and who  is now leaving us'for Golaen, B.C.  In the interests of safeguarding the  public we'consider that the law1) rsg.ird- *  (Continued on back page)  /   i  < ibl\  ��������� ��������� JSP'  r<   ' ,V  t  I * ��������� ���������*��������� "i  \ :-.;���������', -.- ,-^^<^���������-���������^^-^^-z^,3d  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  THE  LEDGE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of  the earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes  in 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.  Thc Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 whennot so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  the county of Bruce. To the United States it is $2.SO a year, always  in advance.  R.  T.  LOWERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, MAY 16, 1912.  A blue mark hero indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that the editor would once more  like to commune with your collateral;  which develop under democracy,  aristocracies of brains, personal  force, and individual worth. Ancient nobilities never did anything  for genius except to degrade it to  sycophancy. Oue's blood boils to  read the dedication of a Beethoven  sonata to some royal ass.  "When we have got rid of onr last  and silliest of ocracies, plutocracy,  when all privileges and unfairness,  all endowments, iuherilances and  other dead hands havo been lifted  from tho race, then and then only  will we know how to honor our  real immortals. Only by cutting  out false and artificial aristocracies,  can we dovelop true nobleness.���������  Dr. Frank Crane.  Handicraft in Prison  Manv a big jag has grown from  little drops of whiskey.  pipes trying to take all  that was  on the market.  Cold feet aro often caused by  winning early in the game.  When  'fishing   for trade   merchants should use live ads for bait.  Full many a stock of goods is  born to blush unseen for lack of  advertising.  Ix the present age we are beginning to judge a man by the size of  his automobile.  The dead do not advertise. Por-  haps that is why so many cemeteries are called Greenwood.  It is now said that high freight  aud express rates are mainly the  cause of high prices in B.C.  Dynamite is often   carried   on  passenger trains and steamboats in  B. C.    Wo once saw over a dozen  boxes of dynamite in the baggage  car of a Great Northern passenger  train.    It was harmless, but if the  train had gone down the hill  the  powder  would  have resented the  jolt, and filled the ozone with the  scattered remnants of humanity. ;  Kiu. fear and superstitntion will  fade away, like a dish of pork and  beans before a hungry hobo.  Many a poor brainless country  editor is now being gold-bricked by  the seekers after free publicity.  Too much creed and not enough  of real religeon has driven millions  away from the church in America.  There were plenty of hymn  books on board the Titanic, but  they were too small to be used as  rafts.  If all the people know how to  eat and breathe properly, the  majority of doctors would have  nothing but holes on their meal  tickets.  The Methodists have come ont  strong against tobacco. Perhaps  they think there is enough of  Bmoke in the next world.  Just now the weather seems to  bo like the maid in tho poem ���������  "Standing with reluctant feet,  where brook and river meet."  There are thousands of acres of  good land adjacent and tributary  to Greenwood, but the world  does  not know it because it is not advertised.    With   the resources at  its back Greenwood should be one  of the most progressive towns in  the wpst, but the town contains too  many fossils"and  human wigglers.  They will have to die or crawl to  some other community  before the  hoodoo can be taken off this city.  Little souls  who fish for nickels  and knock their neighbors never  build up much of a town.    Look  at the treatment that was handed  to Ola Lofstad, one of the few men  that are trying to develop the resources at our door.     Also take a  gaze at the means employed last  year by the mayor and city council  to encourage and assist the leading  excitement of the city.    N'o chance  to build up a city when it is infested with petty chubbers.     It takes  men of Bpirit, brain and enterprise  to build a city, even in the Garden  of Eden, and the country around  these parts is very much like that  famous district of the early days.  Vaccination has about as much  effects upon smallpox, as holy  water has upon a bunch of sins.  One is a medical, and the other a  religious superstition.  In the early morning after a  drunk tho pessimist usually wakes  up and exclaims, "Oh, God! Turn  back the universe, and give me  yesterday." The optimist just  rolls over and touches the bell with  a rush order for a full-grown  Collins.  Tns lack of air is tbe main cause  of tubercolosia in Canada. Air is  free and that is one reason why  peoplo do not use enough of it. If  it wbb as dear as whisky, some  people  would break  their wind-  Thinking Themes  The favorite fiction of all aristocracies is that it is the flower and  fineness of the human stock. In  reality, every upper claBS, every  elect group, whether based upon  money, brains, birth or whatnot,  becomes coarse and rotten. All  that keeps humanity alive and  healthy is its ability to destroy and  excrete its aristocracies.  Those who bewail democracy as  threatening universal boredom and  commonplace, are blind. There  never was any real superiority,  genius or greatness that did not  spring from democracy.  Mr. Chesterton is fond of harping upon the advantages of medieval faith, and Carlyle before him  loathed modern equalities and gang  the  praise    of  heroic  days  and  antique   men.    A recent   French  writer declares that history falls  into    three   periods,   "paganism,  Christainity,   and   muffism.    We  are in the last stage," he goes on  to say.    -'The degrading insanity  of equality slaughters the natural  aristocracies.   The world becomes  mediocre and imbecile.   The gods  are   dead.   Babel    begins  again.  The Antichrist comes." ���������  Which ia simply Not True.   The  only honest aristocracies aro those  In most penitentiaries manufacturing plants have been installed  by tho state. The object of the  plant is���������first, to work a reformation in the prisoners by useful industry, . second, to make tho institution self-supporting.  This scheme,   introduced   with  tho best of motives, has failed in  its intent on both counts.    I will  grant, of course, that any kind of  work is better than idleness, and it  is further admitted that a certain  profit has been  realized from the  labor of the prisoners,  that   has  gone toward  the maintenance of  the institution.    But the original  proposition  stands,  that work  as  carried on in prisous is not a* success, either morally or financially.  The cause of the' moral failure  lies in the fact that work in every  prison   is regarded   by   wardens,  keepers, overseers and prisoners as  a form of punishment.  The financial failure, I believe,  is because the industries introduced  have been, almost without exception, of a kind and quality in  which competition lias been most  keen and profits very close.  Of   prisoners in  state   penitentiaries, not over five per" cent, are  any. more vicious in their instincts  than the men outside.    We find,  on acquaintance, that the man  in  bonds is very much liko ourselves.  He has done something, while we  have only thought it.    Ho often  lacks  caution, and. he. lacks will.  Yet through tho right influence at  the right moment���������his will supplemented by another���������he might be  outside and, a  temptation  coming  to us when impulse was strong, we  might now be in his place.  The prisoner is a man and a  brother. Our'desire is to help him  to help himself, and thereby help  onrselves, Grant that he must be  restrained and a limit put on his  liberty, yet if we can make restraint moral the greater are we.  Rovenge belongs to the" savage.  The germ of punishment lies in the  act. ".Venegance is mine, and I  will repay," saith the Lord.  And the Lord needs no help  along this line.  This leaves ns free to teach.  And so here is the vital point:  Set prisoners to work at hand  .work. Do not suggest revolt by  placing a man on a treadmill.  Make work pleasant, and give it as  a privilege.  We grow through- expression,  and the only way to reform a man  is through the right exorcise of his  facilities; thus allowing the man to  reform himself. Education should  be through self-activity, not  through punishment.  The kindergarten idea has been  partially introduced in various reform schools, and the results have  been most encouraging���������a marvel,  often, even to the teachers. Ard  the boys from 12 to 18 can be  managed by kindness, full grown  men can also.  I am positive that I can take,  just as they come, 25 Sing Sing  men and without arms or a guard,  in a perfectly orderly and decent  manner. I can teach them to express themselves in useful work,  andean gradually develop among  ness and skill that will make them  self-supporting.  More than this, I can secure in  a week a hundred men and women  who can teach just as well as I can.  And I am not sure but that men  prisoners can be taught best by  women.  - The kindergarten method should  be used in its entirety���������tliat is,  there should be music, singing,  marches and calisthenics to relieve  nerve-tension. Also there should  be oral expression under proper  regulations, instead of the grim  deathly silence of tho present  prison.  _Men can bo led away from the  bad by making life affirmative; and  so th**se men should, be Bet to making life affirmative; and so these  men should be set to making thiugB  with their hands, and gradually  promoted from the simple work to  r*  the more complex.  For grown men carpentry, wood  carving, cabinet work, blacksmith-  ing and weaving could all be used.  The simple weaving of "homespun" and bed covers would lead  some to tapestries, just as wood  carvings, modelling and drawing  would lead tho elect few to art.  But, best of all, hand work in  prison,instead of machine methods,  would give us back men for criminals. The reason there is no  place now for, the man who has  "done timo" is because we believe  he is incompetent. He cannot do  anything. He is helpless as a  crawfish that has just sloughed its  shell. We have all the incompetents now that. we can manage,  and so we turn the jail bird away  with a letter of recommendation or  a certificate nf character, and to  ease conscience by rubbing into  him a little trite advice about bracing up and an honest life.  Convince a board of pardons that  the man can and will do a valuable  service for society, and the prison  doors fly open.  Idleness is the only sin. A  blacksmith singing at his forge,  sparks a-flying, anvil ringing, the  man materializing an idea���������what  is finer? I. saw such a sight the  other evening through a window.  It gave me a thrill, and I said to  myself, "The only saint is the man  who has found his work."���������By  Elbert Hubbard.-  freeze to death���������"  "And' if the window is kept  closed," returned the other passenger, "I shall surely suffocate."  The poor porter stood absolutely  puzzled between the two fires.  "Say, boss," he finally said to a  commercial traveler near by,  "what would you do?"  "Do?" echoed the traveler.  "Why, man, that is a very simple  matter. Open the window and  freeze one lady. Then close it  and suffocate the other."���������Ladies  Homo Journal.  H. W. Farmer & Co.,  REAL, ESTATE,   -  Rock Creek, B. C.  Not By An Old Hand  Mrs. Exe���������"It isn't righ't to  charge Willie with taking that  money out of your pocket. Why  don't you accuse me?"  Mr. Exe���������"Because it wasn't  all taken."���������Boston Transcript.  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc.  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc'  fc.  fc  *-**���������  CO., LT'D.  St St St St JX St St St SI St St St Si St SSSU9  -4  Send for a catalogue of headstones and monuments, mado by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. C.  Leaves Mother Lode  9.30 a.  m.  6:30 p. m.  Leaves Greenwood'  2:00 p.  in.  8:30 p.  m.  % Saturday   last    stage    leaves  % Mother Lode 6 p. m.   Returning,  "-"j leaves Greenwood 10 p. m.  -*    *** .  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Send for  one before itis too late.  The  price , is  25   cents,  postpaid to any part bf the -.  world.   Address-all   letters to  ,  R. T. Lowery  B. C.  Tightwad Town  In Tightwad Town they're chasing dollars, aud when they catch a  silver bone,  they pinch the eagle  till it hollers so loud 'twould rend  a heart of   stone.    In   Tightwad  Town they all have axes for any  scheme to make things move; "it  would,"   they say,   "increase our  taxes if we the  village should include."    In Tightwad Town there  ib . no   knowledge   of ��������� books  or  authors,  art or song; they starve  the church and bust the college,  and   boost   the   mortgage   works  along.   In Tightwad Town man's  estimated according to the wealth  he owns;  he's most revered and  elevated who has the tallest stack  of    bones.   In   Tightwad ' town  they're only civil to strangers who  have brought their wads; in Tightwad town the bouIs will shrivel  pursuing milled and minted gods.  In Tightwad Town there's little  laughter, there is no warmth in  hand or heart; men seldom smile  who follow after the idols of the  money   mart.    With  streets un-  paved and sidewalks broken, and  houses old and tumble down, the  word of hope is seldom spoken in  Tightwad   Town,   in    Tightwad  Townl���������Uncle Walt.  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. Charles Russell.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Stan-  * dard Cigars. ��������� Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  JX St St JX Si JX St st St St jt st st st St st st  5t. thomasJ  ������g,      CLOTHES CLEANED      ������  ���������"%     PRESSED AND REPAIRED   - ������  5 TAILOR - GREENWOOD ������  ^ fc  Jf J? # JT jf JP **��������������� JP K1 JT JC jp j������* j? tf jp  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved-to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.   ���������  SIDNEY OLIVER.  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"Porter, if that window ia open-  sho Bnapfc testily,   '*I shall  ed,"  ARMI 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  river and will be the central town for a dozen  smaller mining camps,   For the next two years it  will be the supply point for the Kettle Valley rail/  way during the construction of that road to Pentkv  ton, S7 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,  t      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.  ')k THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH , COLUMBIA1.  WESTERN -- HOTELS.  THK   KOOTENAY   SALOON    r  -' Sandon, B. C., has a line of nerve  ' " bracers 'unsurpassed in any mountain town-.ot the Great West.   A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti. ������������������  NHWIUAllKKT   nOTISI.      < ,  *  ."Is the homo for all tourists and  'millionaires 'visiting 'New  Don  , ver, British Cojumbia.     , -   '  -A. JACOBSON. Proprietor,  BKID-G8VII.I.K   HOT15I,., .   ,       /(-  Bridesville,' B/ C.    Provldo?   excellent  accommodation for tourists and travellers.   Fresh  Eggs anil Butter. .Special  Irish Whiskey always on hand.  :   THOMAS   WALSH,   Proprietor.  )���������  JDAKKVIKW   HOTEL,  in  Nelson, B. C  employs all  white help and is a home for the  world at $1.00 a day.  Nap. Mulletto, Proprietor.  THE  "PRODIGAL?  ���������'  THE   PKOVINOK   HOXEI.  Grand Forks.' is -a largo *;tnroo-  story brick * hotel that provides  tho public with good meals and  Sleasant rooms. .A new building  ut the same old rates.  I5mH Xarson, Proprietor,  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castleg-a'r June-  '*'* * tion.' All modern. Excellent  accomodations for tourists' and  drummers. Boundary train leaves,  here at 9.10 a.m.  W. H.  GAGE, Proprietor  THK   KASLO   HOTKL  Kaslo, B.  home for  city.   -  C���������   is a comfortable  ali who travel to that  *��������� ' i  Oocklo & Pupwortn.  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL  '"   Granite Creek, B...C.   Headquarters for miners, prospectors and  railroad men.  ^Gcod s'tabling in  '   connection.     Tasty   meals  and  pleasant rooms.  UVGOODISSON, Proprietor.  SHERI'KOOKK   IIOCSK  Nelson; B. C. Ono minute's walk  from C. P. It station. Cuisine  unexcolled; Well heated and ventilated.  'LAV1NGE & DUNK. Propilctors.  TRKMONT   nOUSfi , <  Nelson, B. 0., is run on tho Ani-  ��������� erican and European plan. Rtnnm  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining  room. '  Itimgomo & Campbell, Props  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.  TULAMEEN HOTEL        ._  'Princeton, B.  C, is the   head-  *" quarters   for  miners,   investors  - '        and railroad men. "A fine loca-  1      tion and everything first class  KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  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. 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  Bank of Montreal  '*' , , -   - .     .   ESTABLISHED 1817  Capital, all paid up, $15,413,000.   Rest, $15,000,000.  " UNDIVIDED   PROFITS,   81,855,185.30  -Hoji. President '-Lord Strathcona and "Mount-Royai,, G. C. M.G.  '    -President: R. B. Angus, Esq.   "     , . *  '. Vice-President: Sir E. S. ClouSTOn, Bart.     * _ '      '  General Manager: H. V. Meredith, Esq. -    '  -  Branches in London, Eng, (ffiS) 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 n^^et*4" g  ���������Greenwood Branch   -  O. B. Winter, Mgr. ������  as:  "H  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Corner Smythe and Beattie St's, VANCOUVER, B. C  Agents for STIRT0N & DYER Cigars  , The Best Value of any Cigar niade in Canada  Brands:    SALOME.    SAVANNAH.    SMART SET.  CARIBOO.     UTOPIA.  %  ���������K  TEMPERANCE1 f  - is all right if shorn ofhumbuggery.  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.***  GrcenWvvd Liquor ftapatty, Importers, Greenwood, B. g.  gmmmmmmmnimmmmmmimnnmmimmmmii'^  I Greenwood to Phoenix Stage 1  IE Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. =j������  ������ Arrives Greenwood Daily at*10 a. m. ~s  S= GREENWOOD OFFICE  CLUB CIGAR STORE ZS  |H.   M.   LAING,   PROPRIETORl  luiiiiiiHiiiiiiiuiaisaiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiUiiaiiiiiiaiiil  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 ste'din 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 Go  J. E, Cartier, Mgr.  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  This hotel is situated in one  of thc most delightful sections of the Okanogan and  provides ample and pleasant  . accommodation for me tourist, sportsman and farmer.  Information about the district cheerfully furnished.  Stage line to Oroville, and  steamer on the lake.  ARN0TT & JUNE  Proprietors  By; Isabel Fairley.  (Copyright by Publishers Press Ltd.)  It was ' the - first1 night   in   their  suburban house.  The furniture van had left the door,  tho 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," aald  Mary.  i "A corner house, you know. But It  is an exceptionally windy night.  Tired, dear?" i  "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 grati-*"  fy all the tenant's demands, especially  If that tenant be John  Bedgrave of  'The Echo."   ,.  They 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."     y  He   lifted   his   chair   across   the  hearth, and sitting close to his, wife  put his arm protectlngly round her.  "Peel all right now, little woman 7"  She rested her head on his shoulder.  "Of course I do.   I don't care now  how the wind, howls!"  t- "Hallo! What's that?"  ' They started up.  Some one,had opened the outer hall  door. Almost-immediately the outer  door was closed again, and John, hurrying "to see what was the matter,  came face to face with the intruder  at the parlour door.  "Hallo! Who.'are you?", he demanded., n .  The'strauger started, his eyes blinking in the light. He appeared to be  a man of about 30, and he had a clean  shaven,shandsome face, and carried,  a portmanteau. -  \ ''I���������I,beg your pardon," he began In  a gentlemanly ,voice that had something particularly" winning about it.  ''This is number 64. "rDo not Mr and  Mrs Horningstone live here?"  "No:' They used to, I .believe. Old  Mr. Horningstone 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 a widower. I  know it for a fact," he said, not unkindly, but brusquely, with a marl'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 como 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 Australia  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 Ib 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 Nhim.  "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 be- j  fore they conducted their visitor to  the room above the parlour and bade  him good night  The to-morrow came and turned into  to-day, as to-morrow always do, but  this ,one brought a shock* to John and  Mary Bedgrave.  They found their spare room empty.  The bed had not been slept in. -The  "prodigal" was not to be 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.  Putting 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 Bedgrave���������  especially Mjmt ��������� care to talk to  othors of tfcftJr fizot nic''t In tho house  that has BOV tafia violr homo for  many yean, frui fi������ holiday time  draws near the? aiwtcfe think about  it.  John, with a twUislo In his eye,  says:���������  "I wonder if the 'prodigal' will  come again to-night?"  "Don't! John!" and Xa-Tf blushea  scarlet.  Then, through a whiff of smoke,  she catches her husband's eye, and  they both laugh.  Outside the wind still Wswa cold  and whistles Bhrllly.  Tho prodigal ��������� alasl whero ia hel  THEY ALL FALL FOR IT.  DELICATE CHILDREN  Made Strong by Vinol"  "I wish I could Induce every mother who has a delicate, sickly child, to  try your delicious cod liver Iron tonic,  Vinol.  "It restored our little daughter to  health and strength after'everything  else had failed. It tastes so good sho  loved to take it���������not a bit of cod liver  oil taste.���������MrB. C. W. Stump, Canton,  Ohio."  TKe reason Vinol Is so successful  In building up puny, delicate, ailing  children, is because It is a combination of the two most world-famed tonics���������the medicinal body-building elements of cod liver oil, aided by tho  blood-making and strength-creating  properties of tonic Iron.  ' If we can induce you to try a bottle  of Vinol as a body-builder and  strength-creator for your child, and  you do not find it Is all we claim, wo  will return your money 'on demand.  Job L. White, Druggist, Greenwood1B"C.  :;'<.;'<v ���������i'^^H'-H^^/^'I'I^  nsxu*.iu!*i������,jy*jV  ASSAY ER  WIDDOWSON,   Assayer and  E. W.  Chemist, Box Biio8, Nelson, B. C.  Charges:���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  $1 each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,  $1.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on applica-  tion. The largest custom assay office in  British Columbia.  (AND ^01) THIiAk.  (she would rbauY  MRS JONES,VIE HAV������ A UYTXe  ���������OEWWs CLUB AMD VJE YJOULD  UKE SO MUCH To HAVE YoU  J0IM IT. WONT YOUPJ.EASE  COME IH,   oW->fE5--  . Subscribers are reminded that  The Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2 50 a year.    *  NEW ADVERTISING SCALE.  To principal points in Eastern  , Canada and United States  Tickets are for first-class passage  and will be on sale May, 2. 3. 4,  9, 10, 17, 18, 24, 29 and certain  days in June, July, August and  September. Final limit October  31, 1912.  Return  fares' from   Greenwood   and  Kootenay points:  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   no.00  Full particulars  regarding  routes,  limits, stopovers, etc., as well as fares  to many other eastern points, cau be  obtained from any C.P.R. ticket agent  or write���������  j. a. Mcdonald,  District Passenger Agent,  -    - Nelson, B. C.  There was a good dame of-Cape Horn,  Whose clothing was tattered and torn.  She remarked, debonnaire, *.  As she pinned up her hair:   ���������  "Three   bargains   I- purchased   this  ' morn." -  That a susceptible heart Is no excuse* for bigamy.  That love is  mony a habit.  an indulgence���������matri-  That happiness,  like  seldom sings in a cage.  a wild bird,  Ambiguous  Arnold Bennett insists that old  women make the most satisfactory  characters in fiction, although he does  not say whether he means to the  author, who gets the royalties, or to  the reader, who pays them. Or is he  currying favor with the women who.  want to vote?  Cumnluth e  Little  grains  of  short  weight,  Little crooked twists,  Fill the land with magnates  And philanthropists.  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising-  Application   for   Liquor  Licence  (30 days) |5.oo.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  (60 days) I7.50  Application to Purchase Land Notices (60 days) !f7.50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices * (90  days) .'. #10.00  Water Notices (small) #7.50  All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for the first insertion; aud 8 cents a line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  THEY.ALL FALL FOR IT.  *AY MUM, iVl &}-& OJlir  THIS herb yoe (W&BtfoWl  THIS THW6 OP M^tfUTeOMFW/  DIMMER ������s/������4V ������  PER  I* Too MU  cook -  event/**  s. ������U I DO is  r������oo������  1 KNOW Mtfitif1 -ttUr wa  HAVE HAP QUIta A BIT OP  COttPMNY 1ATEL.V AftO fi/etf OUE  HAS SPOKEN fitoWtHOVH -  COOKIHQ. IT HAd MAP0 ATT  rnfUhM     "  OH MollY, You^relYWooion't)  LE/We M������UKBTHI-s! WE  coui-D ������ot <set aloMg Without  "COO, AMD V4������ AU. UKE -iOO  so*much.  / r-  MINERAL 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.  BI4345, lawful holders of the said Lily  mineral claim, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Cerificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section 85 of the Mineral Act must  be commenced before the issue of such  Certificates of Improvements.'  Dated at Midway, B. C, this 17th day  of April, A. D., 1912.  J. S. HARRISON. '  John  JVteKeilat*  Proprietor.  WATER NOTICE  JIOT UST UI6HT AT DIMMER.  dEORGE 6POKC OF VOUR  COFFEE, HOW GOOD IT "WAS,  A NO HOW LUCKY VJE ARE TO  HAVE VOU WITH OS. {   I, Harry Marrion Welstead, of Rock  Creek, B. C, by occupation a rancher,  give notice that I intend on the ist day  of June next, at eleven o'clock in the  forenoon, to apply fo the Water Commissioner at his office at Fairview for a  licence to take and use ten cubic inches  of water per second from a spring which  sinks about a quarter of a mile from 4  mile post on Nicholson Creek, a tributary  of Kettle River.  The water to be used on Lot 311 for  irrigation purposes.  H. M. WELSTEAD, Major.  Dated this 15th day of April, 1912.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  nelson, B. 0.  W. U. WELLS, 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   HOTI3L   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C,  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels in  the city.   Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  A SITTING of the County Court of Yale will  **���������    ue holden at the Court House, Sreonwood,  on  Tuesduy tlie 2ith  day  of June, 1912, tit  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  By order,  W. G. McMYNN,  Registrar C. C. of T.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  ������"**OAL mining rights of thc Dominion,  ^^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thc 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 au 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 tlie Agent  or Sub-Agent of thc district in which the  rights applied for arc situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, atid iu unsurveyed  territory thc 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 thc  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish thc Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined ana pay the royalty  thereon: If the coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine nt the  rate of $10.00 an acre. '  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of thc Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of thc Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will nol be paid for.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX     B.   O.  The Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light.   Meals and drinks at  all hoars.  B. -V. OHISHOLM, Proprietor.  DANNY DEANE, Manager.  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.  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  NATIONAL HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C,  The  Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled and  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  ROY &BOYER  PROPS.  THE ROYAL HOTEL  Stanley Street. Nelson. B. C.  Pleasant location. Best  Family Hotel in the City. ' i.,  American and European  Plan. Good Home for  Steady Boarders. Rates:  S1.00 to iJl.CO per day.  ���������.a'r'OJ*  ffi"  8  "'������M  ���������&>-*  J. S. BARRATT  Proprietor  STOPS COUGHS KtEJ-raSS  i.'-'j  ^&x&gmwmst������Bmm  BWMlMlildHltllU Mil&!j*������v������'*iH  o  arassanesea  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  0<H*K>C>0<><>00<>0<>0<><>0<>00<K>0<*H>0  |    BOUNDARY MINES    f  OOC-OOOOC-000000000000000000  r  Last week the Rawhide shipped  5,3S1 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  treated 24,320 tons of ore.  Last   week   the  Mother  Lode  mine shipped 5,152 tons of ore.  Last    week    tho    Greenwood  smelter treated 24,205 tons of ore.  Last    week   the  Granby   mine  shipped 2-1:,717 tons of ore.  Last   week  the   Jackpot   mine  shipped 331 tons of ore.  Up to date this year the Boundary mines have shipped 739,941  Ions of ore.  During April 710 feet of diamond  drill work was done on tlie Granby  properties in Fhoenix.  A, E. Watts is in Midway overseeing the. resumption of operations  at the coal mine of tlie Boundary  Exploration Co.  TT. E. Pearson of Spokane has  taken the contract to sink 50 more  feet of the shaft at the coal prospect at Ingram creek, owned 1*3'  tlie Midway Coal and Coke Co.  Two shifts will be worked.  Beaverdell. It is expected that  work will be resumed at the Sally  this month.  "When the railway isiu operation  to Carmi and beyond many mining  claims will be developed in the  various camps of that section.  A tunnel is being run by contract at the Black Diamonl on  Wallace Mountain. Two or three  other properties aro working on  AVallace Mountain, aud thero will  lie much activity in that section in  a short time.  C.   F.   Law  has a bond on the  Sally  mine,   and  the   townsite of  0<K>CK>00<KHKK>0<*K>000<>00<>0000  B. C. MINING NEWS   I  o o  CH30C>OOCKX>OCKKK"K*K>OOOm*K>0<K>0  Good news is brought from the  Omineca river   placer   camps   by  W. B.   Steele,  deputy  mining recorder at Manson, who  is paying  a visit to Daze!ton   for the first  time in four years.    lie came over  the 200-mile trail  in seven days.  Ten white men, he says, wintered  on the Omineca.    The number is  largely augmented.    G. W. Otter-  sou and party reached Manson on  March   29,- and   immediately  resumed operations on the TFuderlc-  Otterson   leases.    They   aro   now  carrying a drain up to their ground  and will be pipeing by May 1, with  the expectation  of a  big clean-up  for the season.  F. T. Child, who lias three  leases on Manson creek, will have  his hydraulic plant, installed last  fall, in operation by May 1. Ho  has obtained good prospects from  his ground, and should do well.  The Lost Creek   Hydraulic  Co.,  which purchased the Steele-Mullan  leases on  Lost Creek,  has   eight  men now  engaged iu  preliminary  work.    They   will   ground   sluice  preparatory  to the installation of  the plant which   Mr.   Bowen   is*  bringing in.    The benches on  this  ground carry values which will  pay good proQts, but the main  objective of the company is the  lo3t channel of the creek, which is  very rich.  H. M. Beach, of tho Kildare  company, owning leases on Slate  creek, is expected (o reach Man-  son in July. This company plans  to construct a ditch and flume foi*  nine miles, bringing water from  Germansen creek to its leases.  The deal with the French syndicate, particulars. of which have  appeared in The Minor, is likely to  be consummated soon.  The Royal Standaid Investment  Co., of Vancouver, is sending a  plant and crew in to work nine  leases on lower Gi'rmansen creek.  G. H. Knowlton who has the  largest area of placer ground of  any of the Omineca operators, is  coming to ITazelron fooii. He  expects to complete the work of  prospecting his leases, by means of  core drills, during the present  season. . ���������  Munro and Harrison, of Hazelton, are working on Quartz creek,  where they reached bedrock late  last fall, obtaining good prospects.  J. T. Bates and Gus Olson, of  Hazelton, are in the same vicinity.  Omineca Miner.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER   ��������� _rto-Date Optica  Department in the Interior  The Only Up-to-Date optical Nel'SOn, B.C.  MINERAL ACT-  Certificate of Imcrovements  NOTICE  "Ohio" Mineral Claim, situate in the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale  District.  Where located: In Booinciang Camp,  adjoining the L. Fraction.  TAKK NOTICK Uiaf I, Sydney . M.'  Johnson, acting as agent for P. B. S. Stanhope, Free Miners' Certificate, No.  B29324, and R. T. Nicholson, Free Miners' Certificate, Nq. 1*29044, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, lo apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section "37, must be commenced  before the issue of such Certificate of  Improvements.  Dated this rst day of May, A.D. 1912.  WATER NOTICE  Spring Assizes Continued  ing the speeding of automobiles in dangerous places should be strictly enforced.  We trust that your Lordship's slay in  the Boundary dislrict may be a pleasant  one and that you may be long spared to  perform the duties of your office.  We have the honor to be,  Your obedient servants.  (Signed on behalf of the grand jury)  DUNCAN McINTOSH, foreman.  In   the   case   of   rape   against  CORPORATION OF THE CITY-OF  GREENWOOD  NOTICK is hereby given that the  Assessment Roll for the year 1912 lias  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  on the said Assessment Roll will be held  in the City Hall, Greenwood, on Monday,  the loth day of June, 1912, at ir o'clock,  a.m.  Any person desiring to make complaint  against his or her assessment must give  notice, iu 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. 15. TAYLOR,  City Clerk. -  For a licence to lake and use water.  NOTICE is hereby given that Arthur  Roberts of Midway, B. C, will apply for  a licence to take and use one cubic foot  per second of water .out of a (Spring and  unnamed creek, which flows in an easterly direction through Crown and C. &  W. Lands aud sinks near G. N. R. The  water will be diverted at 200 yards west  of G. N. R., and will be used fo'r irrigation purposes on the land described as  Lot 2453. _  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 27th day of April, 1^12.' 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, IJ. C.  ARTHUR ROBERTS, Applicant.  I HERE TO STAY' 1  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;  I P* W. GE0RGE & C������. 1  g   COPPER STREET       /       GREENWOOD, B, C   3  For Quality in Merchandise, in conjunction with Reasonable Prices,  Trade at  m&ssimsB&8mm&&BBm  Harry Dell the jury returned a  verdict of not guilty.  Gabor Francis was tried upon a  charge of-- incest' and the jury  found him not guilty.  An application was made to  quash the conviction made against  R. Perry at Midway some time ago.  The application was adjourned to  Vancouver.  Owing to tho inability of some  witnesses to be present, the case of  George Chappie against several fire  insurance companies did not como  before the court.-  THE HOME OF THE CHIPPEWA SHOE  SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS AND BACON  WINCHESTER AMMUNITION ALWAYS  This company manufactures lumber guaranteed  to be equal to any in the Province as to quality  and workmanship.  We will sell in LARGE or SMALL quantities.  We will MAKE the PRICES RIGHT.  Buy from us and get a better grade and more  variety.  WE  WILL DELIVER  LUMBER ANYWHERE  MILL OF  SMELTER LAKE  GRAND FORKS, B. C.  NEWS OF CARMI  Miss Patterson, arrived from  England this week. Her brother  Jack has two ranchep, ono at  Carmi, and tho other at West-  bridge. -  Dr, Stuart-McArthur is.in charge  of the railway hospital, and it is  oue of the best- appointed in the  province. At present he has but  145 men on the list, but that number will be increased to a thousand  before many months.  J. W. Nelson is building an addition to the Carmi hotel. His  hotel is filled every night, and  rooms are often at a premium.  He has not yet been granted a  liquor license, although in tho  opinion of the railway contractors  and others it would- be better for  the town if ho had ono. - Whiskey  is brought into the town and drank  largely out of the bottle in cabins  and camps. The town receives no  benefit from this kind of drinking,  but is sure of tha evil effects, if "any  occur. Taking little shots' of  whiskey at the bar is no doubt less  injurious than slipping behind the  barn,- hoisting a bottle and taking  a deep and hurried swig. -  Charles Martin is getting ready  to build an addition to his shop.  Then he will have several rooms  to rent, in addition to a large store  for the sale of boots and shoes.  Mrs. James Canning has established a/qnick lunch counter, and  is doing a thriving business.  J. B. Sheridan is conducting a  news depot in addition.to his barber shop, and other business.  George Guipe has a livery stable  building in course of erection.  The Ledge next week will contain some information about the  agricultural resources of the district, and the irrigation experiments now boing put into action  by the Rev. Father Ferroux.  The grade from Peanu-j Point to  Carmi should be finished by next  week, although it is not likely that  the steel will reach the town before July as it will be laid by hand.  The contract from here to the summit has been let, and sub-let.   The  contractors  seem   to   have  some  difficulty in getting camps started,  and getting supplies.   One firm of  contractors require 70 duinp cars,  but there dees not appear to be any  men in the camp who can make  them,  Carmi needs a lock-up, police-  meu, two justices of the peace, We  nominate Ike Crawford and Charley  Martin for J. P.'s.  Tim Gallager located some land  this week on the south fork of  Wilkinson creek, a few miles wost  of hero.  The contractors havo a private  tolophone lino from Midway to  Peanut. Point.  E.  E.   W.   MILLS  GRAND FORKS, B. C.  Breeder of S. C. Black Minorcas,  White Plymouth Rocks, White  Wyandottes. My show records the  last two seasons prove my stock is  good. Heading my Black Minorca  pen this season is a cockerel from  the yards of T. A. Foulds, London,  Ont., the best breeders of Black  Minorcas on the continent. Heading my White Rock and White  Wyandotte pens are cock ��������� birds  from the yards of E. B. Cale, Vancouver, B. C.  EGGS $3 PER SETTING OF 15  ARG������  TUNNEL  NOTICE  Greenwood, B. C, May 3, 1912  My wife having left my bed and'board,  I will pay no more bills of her contracting. People are warned not to pay any  bills or moneys to her for goods bought  of me. i  C. F. STORK.   ���������  The Ordinary General Meeting- of the Share-,  holders of the. Argo Mining and Tunnel Company  Limited, (non-personal-liability), of Greenwood,  British-Columbia, will be held at the Company's  Office, in the Ladysmith Hotel, Greenwood, on  the 18th day-of-May, 1912, at 8 p. m.  Dated this 3rd day of May, 1912.  GS.HOTEL  PHOENIX, B. C  This hotel is now. under new  management, and has been  improved in every respect.  Pleasant rooms and up-to-  date meals. Large and convenient sample rooms. The  headquarters for mining and  commercial men. This  hotel is in the heart of the  city, and close to all the  local commercial and financial institutions.  OLA LOFSTAD  - President  A. S. BLACK  Secretary   '  J. e. Mcdonald  Proprietor  ���������yimiitnmtifmmtiittfintiJtmnmmifflmummimHmmK  I Plumbing and Tinsmithing I  CANADIAN  faSA&fiSJLb  .xcursion  To principal points in Eastern  Canada and United States  Tickets are First-class and will be on Sale  May 17,18, 24, 29; June I. 6, 7, 8,13.14,  15.17,18,19, 20, 21, 24, 25. 27, 28, 29,  and many other dates In July, August and  September. Limited to 15 days on golne  Journey. Good to return until October 31st.  Stopovers allowed.  Greenwood and Kootenay points to  WINNIPEG... .. .....$ 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  no.00  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  for particulars regarding routes, limits,  stopovers, etc., and for excursion fares  to other points.  E. R. REDPATH,  Ticket Agent,  Greenwood, B. C.  J. A. MCDONALD,  District Passenger Agent,  " Nelson, B. C.  2= Our complete stock of Plumbing and Tinsmith/   il  g: ing material has arrived and we are now in a position   2s  S= to do all kinds of job work at greatly reduced prices   =3  ST in any part of the city or district.                              _*3  1 PT2NE    McArthur & Clerf I  ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiuiaiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiaiaiiaiiiiiiiiiii  Fit-Reform Suits have the New  English Shoulders.  ^BSi  They make a man look trim and  clean-cut ��������� put vim and vigor  into his appearance.  Fit-Reform patterns carry out the  English trend of fashion because  the Suits are made of English  Worsted, English Tweeds, English  Flannels and English Serges.  The making is -wholly Canadian ���������  Fit-Reform tailoring from start to  finish.  The 'wise and, brave dares own  that he was wrong.  Not to overfieo workmen is to  leave your purse open to them,  W. ELSON,  Greenwood, B. C. '  -Vj  "US  <������  Vil  ������  B'^BiilM'^u^  ���������I *


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