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The Ledge May 31, 1906

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 4  ���������> >  -'   u-V  <>    -!,  1   (,  - "-iL1 -v ���������  %i-  V  7     I  t -  ^ r->, >  "*     ' ' >-iT*'k  t/?24?~fr-t*^st-&esSt& iCc������t&*&^  Vol. XII.  GREENWOOD, B; C, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1906.  No. 47  I Patalty at; SU'nset MH^ |  ^  An accident occurred at the  Burnet' mine Sunday morning last  .by which Alphonso G. Inglis lost  his - life. - The particulars of the  accident are given below .'in the  evidence taken at the inquest.  On Tuesday," Coroner- A. S.  Black held an inquest oi the body.'  The following jurors were em-  panneleii:-" .       ���������      *   '   :  " R. A. Nicholson, foreman; John  McKellar; Clay Mauntell; Albert  Robinson; C..H: Towns and Bill  Robson.  After viewing the remains the  following evidence was taken." -  - Neil Morrison���������Anffnreman fat  Sunset- mine." - -Know   deceased.  Was in'blacksmith shop at time of  explosion    about   10   o'clock   on  morning of 27th.     Was informed  that Inglis was hurt and, sent for  doctor.  -He was brought up from  the works to the building, .'after  being brought up he lived about  seven minutes." He was .working  in No. 2 cut.    I put him to  work  there.   The deceased, John Burns,  and Robert Carrighan had  a hole  sprung.   Tsaw the hole before it  was sprung.   I ran rod down hole'  to see how deep; i*"-was.';  It ��������� was  12 feet deep. - -1 ��������� didn't see - hole  loaded.   Hole missed in thejriorn-  ing, the same shift.     Inglis came  and informed me he had a missed  hole about an hour before the accident.   He wanted to know if I  could make him an auger to bore-  the tamping out instead of using a,*  steel, which I did..  They went' to  work and bored out the tamping  until-they were-.close,.to powder,  then put in stick of  powder!" I  did not see them do it.   I did - not  examine the hole.     I was there  when they started to bore it out.  To jury���������I gave instructions to  them to remove tamping. They  used a Maple Leaf fuse. Deceased  was a miner and' worked f>\  months for me. It is customary  for miners to load, and fire 'their  own holes.. I could not say how  long between time hole reported  missed in the morning and'time of  explosion. Had not been in the  habit of drilling out tamping.  Sometimes use drill for the first  foot or so. Use sand for tamping  to keep powder down. I gave instructions to use tamping enough  to keep, it down. Am using 40  per cent, giant in this work. I  cautioned men some time before.  Now and again, about once in two  weeks, have missed a hole. I  have been mining 6ince '98. Have  been acting as foreman several  times in New Denver and other  places.  John Burns���������Live at Sunset  mine, near Dead wood. Am a  miner. I know Alfonso Inglis,  the deceased. The flight before  the 27tb.y myself, Mr. Carrighan  and deceased sprung a _ hole, the  third sprung. Next morning we  loaded to spring with 27| sticks of  40 per cent powder. We used  primer .with two fuses 13 fJet  long, then tamped and fired. It  takes from seven to eight minutes  to burn that length of fuse used.  Then wo waited five minutes  longer. Inglis then went to blacksmith shop, myself and Carrighan  remaining on hill. Was about  half an hour from time we lit fuse  until I got back to hole. Carrighan and myself- .took steel and  started to drill put tamping. AVo  drilled out about one'foot, then  stopped as it was not safe''to drill  and Stuart Iu'glis, accompanied the  remains. The pallbearers were A.  Morrison, Neil Morrison; D. Mc-  Gillis", L. Trehern, J. C." Cameron,  and W. H. Hamilton.  too fur. 'About this ' time ' Inglis  brought arigerfroin shop and we  used same, liien we drilled down  about two feet from the  powder.  ..Hull',    ;.:.<.���������        .1      ...      '."*. j I  Then Inglis'said, put in' stick   of  powder(with,a drop fuse 2J   feet.  Tamped it very   light  in  bottom  and,.moved away from, hole and  told all  the  men   to -leave   cutl  This stick of, powder   exploded,  then we waited about three1" minutes.-    Then - myself, 7-Inglis and  Carrighan started back to the hole,  Carrighan in the lead,  and ��������� passed  by the hole about < ten - ;or  twelve  feet, Inglis next to Carrighan.     I  was close to^Inglis."-- Inglis vtook  the inch pipe' 'we   use ,with   the  anger/,. Dropped it in the hole ,to  see if tamping was removed.'--He  took his hand off -pipe.-." Thenr'I  passed around him on the opposite  side.    I was standing about three  feet from the'collar of hole. - Just  looked to other side of cut' when  concussion struck me.    I fell on  my knees.'   When I got up; I was  about seven feet   from   the   hole.  Could not see anything at; all and  could not hear much.     My eyes  and ears were filled full  of sand  and dust.    I saw them take Inglis  from bottom of cut.    I don't know  who. brought  the   man -up. -He  was almost,packed to;the shop before I could see him, about,60 feet  from collar   of  hole   from' where  they picked him up.       ." ,'j--���������\," .  To jury���������Have you instructions  from foreman'to drill tampiur from  missed hole?.     Yes. _ When shot  went off it "only blew tamping out.  Could not say whether Inglis took  the inch pipe or auger. - Do not  know any irregularity about fuse  working.   This is the fi������*st" "missed  since I - bave^been  there.-. Drop  fuse is first spit, :then   let   burn  about two'inches,  then that part  put into water in case any. lire" is  left on fuse.     Fuse left in  hole  may have been ; burned   down  to  cap.   Didu't report missed hole to  'foreman.   Sprung same hole four  times.    ���������      -     -     -  " Inspector of Mines���������What .brand  of fuse ?   Ans.���������Maple Leaf.  To jnry-Have been using this  brand on *all deep holes.. Use  same fuse at Mother Lode mine.  Mr. "Whiteside���������It it customary  to remove tamping? Ans.���������Yes,  so far as it is safe. It may be customary to remove tamping two or  three inches, but I never take  these chances. I did not get any  instructions from foreman in regard to missed hole. We were  drilling out hole when he came  out around. I would uot take  instructions from anyone about  putting in stick of powder. Inglis  did it himself. About three  minutes from time we fired until  we returned to hole.  Rupert Carrighan and Malcolm  Nicholson gave evidence corroborative of the evidence of Burns.  The jury returned the following  verdict.  That on the morning of the 27th  of May,   instant,   at  the  Sunset  CITY COUNCIL  mine, near Dead wood, Alfonso  Inglis came to his death by an explosion of powder, while springing  a hole accidentally.  Deceased was 24 years of age  and a native of Antigonish county,  N.[S., where hia parentsjreside. He  was highly esteemed by all wh were  acquainted with him. The funeral  was held on ' Wednesday, the  Knights of Pythias and Miners'  union having charge. A short service was held in the Presbyterian  church by Rev) M. D. McKeeand  Rev. H. S. Hastings, 'after which  ihe burial service df the Knights of  ^ythias was read by Procter Joiner  The body was taken east to tho  old homo in Nova Scotia, for interment, his two brothers, Furlcy  ,'Council met Monday evening,'  present,,Mayor Naden. and Aldermen' Bunting, Mathison, .McRae;  Nelson, Sullivan and Wood.  Minutes- of previous meeting  read and adopted.  A deputation was present from  the fire department, and the Mayor  asked them to state the conclusions  which had been arrived at.  J.. R. Saunders, as spokesman  said that the brigade considered  $300 per year would be a fair ���������' salary for volunteer chief.',  Chief Hallett said that he.didn't  wish to-have any misunderstanding or.the council to infer that" he  was acting unfairly.. The brigade  considered him the only  available  person for chief. at  the ' present  time, and if the members of the  council   could - not  see their'way  clearly to finance a salary of $300  per annum, he would act as chief  without salary until such time as  another person was chosen.     He,  of course, would.not agree to spend  bis  nights in the fire   hall. *> ne  thought that there should be a-salary attached to the position, and  did not care to establish a precedent  by performing all   the   duties   of  chief without remuneration.  - The Maj-or .thanked   the   deputation and said .the question would  be discussed by council later on in  the evening.    '-  Communications were read from  '-' W.. W. Frith, re appointment  of .committee for free reading room.  .On motion'of Aid." Nelson'-'and'  Sullivan, Rev. M. D. McKee' and  H. J. Clint were appointed members of committee.  John Mulhcrn, resigning the  position of city driver. All members of- the council' expressed regret thatJMr. Mulhern had decided  to resign, "the Mayor stated that  he had done all he could to retain  his services, but it was a matter of  better position so could not blame  the driver. On motion of Aid.  Nelson and Wood, the resignation  was accepted, to take effect as soon  as> suitable person could be secured to take position. -The question of a substitute was left with  fire and light committee.  The finance committee reported  following accouuts   correct.   The'  Ledge  $3.00;  E.    G.~   Warren,  $27.30.  Aid. Mathison asked that grade  bylaw be changed so as to remove  responsibility from city, on Long  Lake street.  The city solicitor said the better  way would be to get a release from  0." S. Galloway, for possible damage to his property from an overflow on Long Lake street.  Aid. Mathison as chairman of  street committee, reported in reference to the use of part of Dead-  wood street by Presbyterians, and  thought that a boulevard could  be made without moving the steps  to north side of street.  He recommended that Russell-  Law-Caulfield Co. be notified to  repair damage done to street by  excavating. Had instructed chief  of police to enforce bylaw in reference to obstructions on sidewalks.  Recommendations approved by  council.  Aid. Bunting, chairman of water  committee recommended extensions reported by city engineer.  Council decided to defer action  at present on all applications except that of W. B. Fleming. In  the latter case it was decided to  allow applicant to make water  connections at his  own  expense,  under, the supervision of tho city  engineer, the council to refund  money .expended as soon as debentures were sold.  ' The city solicitor was instructed  to draw up an agreement. granting  Isaac Skidmore one inch of water  out of Twin creek' for a term of  three years at an annual rental of $5  Aid. McRae, chair man of water  and light committee recommended  that a committee of three be appointed to inspect stove pipes and  chimneys.. Referred to .fire and  light committee to take such steps  as they deemed necessary.  .The fire chief discussion then  came up. About an hour previous  to this it had been decided to send  in a false alarm to test the fire  boys. Aid. McRae 'was deputed  by council to start a fire and attend to the other details of the  surprise. The fire was "started but  the alarm failed to reach,' the fire  hall, owing to some break in telephone connections. White Bros,  drug store was called up and Mr.  White made connections' with hall  by foot. After the alarm was  sounded the boys responded  quickly, but were sent the. wrong  direction. However they arrived  at the fire in good time.  Some members of council thought  Aid.-McRae had been cold-decked  instead of surprising theifire boys.  After considerable discussion the  question of salary to'fire chief was  finally settled on motion' of Aid.  McRae and Wilson. That recommendation of fire' department be  confirmed as to salary of chief, the  chairman of fire and light committee to arrange with chief of brigade  regarding number of practices to  be held each year.  Bylaws 110 and 117 , were' read  and 'final ly passed*.  "���������' It was ordered that bylaw' No.  117 be advertised one issue in the  B. C. Gazette as well as in local  paper.  City Clerk asked for two weeks'  leave of "absence.    Granted.  Mayor asked for three months'  leave of absence. Granted. Aid.  Bunting will act as Mayor during  leave. ^  Council then adjourned to meet  June 11th.  at  at  Cory and Foster are working  the Heather, under lease.  Five men are working leases  the Queen Bess.       '   ,  The Bachelor is the star mine of  the Three Forks just now. Twelve  men are working with five feet of  ore in the shaft, and three carloads  ready to ship.  On the south fork'of Kaslo about  80 men are pounding the drill.  Forty of these are working at the  Cork, and the balance "at the Index, Bismark, Province and other  claims. The Montezuma resumed  operations last Tuesday with a  force of five men.  The zinc plant at Rosebery will  be running ax>ut the 10th of June.  At the Bosun mine six men aie  doing prospect work. . In addition  to the dumps there is 4,000 tons of  ore at present in sight at the  Bosun. The ore bunkers on the  lake-front are well under way, and  work on the train will shortly be  commenced. The Bosun will soon  be employing 20 men.  The ^Vancouver has 4 a great  showing of ore and all the Four  Mile properties are looking well.  The Argo, at Sandon will resume operations just as soon as  Jake Kelsen can complete the necessary financial arrangements.     f  from  THE SL0CAN MINES  J. A. Whittier has returned  from Boston and expects to put a  small force on the Grey Copper.  H. B. Alexander was in Sandon  this week after spending the winter in Ireland. He may work the  Big Timber, a claim below the  Payne in which he is interested.  At tho present time Alexander is  running a grist mill in Calgary.  Six men are working at the Monitor, and more will be put on next  month.  There are 14 men at the Idaho  and Alamo.  The Cornstack and Fisher  Maiden will resume work in a  short time.     ���������  Jim Ryan and Duncan McCuaig  have a lease on the Conductor.  ' Tho signs look good in the deep  tunnel on the Surprise, and the  ledge may be encountered at any  time, 1100 feet from tho surface.  There is some activity on the  north fork of Carpenter creek*  Tom Treuary is doing assessment  upon several claims. At the Jo  Jo, Kelsall and Crelliu have a  seven inch streak of 300 ounce  ore. Billy Bennett and George  Clark have a lease aud bond upon  the McAllister and are packing in  supplies. Tho Dolly Varden may  resume operations when the snow  melts away.  More ore will be shipped this  year than at any previous time in  its history.      ! '  '   "''" ' ' '  -The  Slocan towns  are  selling  bread made in Nelson.  Turk Brown has opened a saloon,  in Kaslo.  Bob Cunning has one  of    the  prize gardens of Sandon.   -  ,. Kaslo is buzzing with Bawmill  thoughts.  Owen Desmond has gone on a  visit to Kansas city.  ~Tt isnow.Baid that'Nelson's new  daily paper will appear June  1st.  Charley Lundberry has bought  and moved into the Nelson hotel  at Kaslo.  When yon think of wall paper  you naturally think of Smith &  McRae.  Al Gray has sold his ranch near  Nelson, and will pay a visit to  Nova Scotia. ���������  It is reported that a slight trace  of blackjack was discovered in the  Lucerne on the 24th of May.  The poker games are growing in  strength at Silverton and Father  Dan once again feels natural behind his big pair of specs.  E. M. Morgan, formerly of Poplar creek is forming a syndicate in  Nelson for the purpose of prospecting in the Windy Arm country.  A prospector just back from Cobalt says it is a tinhorn camp, although the chips in some of the  poker games are worth one cent  each.  R. Mouat, one of the most popular conductors in the west is  handling the punch on the Nakusp  & Slocan until Jack Cameron returns from looking at the sea.  Wednesday evening confirmation services were held in St.  Jnde's. church by His Lordship  Bishop Dart of New Westminster.  Among those confirmed was Government Agent McMynn.  At last meeting of the council  Driver Mulhern of the fire department tendered his resignation.  This is to be regretted, as he is the  best driver the city haB had. It is  understood that he has accepted a  position with the Yale-Columbia  Lumber company.  George Horfcon of Winnipeg was  in the city yesterday taking orders  for his famous Ark and Blue Prize  cigars. He has lately made an investment at North Pincher. as the  Pincher station had  Ho   has bought   a  new town at  been  called,  store there,  Dr. Mathison, dentist, Naden-  Flood block.  A. M. Whiteside returned  the coast Sunday last.  Mrs. R. T. Evans of Rossland  was a visitor in the city the past  week.  E. G. Warren returned Saturday from a business trip to the  coast.  Webb's chocolates always 'in  transit and always fresh at Smith  &McRae's. .  A. M. Mouat of Calgary, Alta.,  spent the past week in Greenwood  visiting his sister, Mrs. R. K.  Steven.  J. W. Hugh Wood won the billiard handicap at the Greenwood  clup the past week against George  Williams in the finals.  , W. H. Rambo, principal owner  of the Rambler on Wallace mountain, is in the city for a few days.  Work has been discontinued on  the property until the completion  of the deal now pending.  - Greenwood Citizens' band 'will  give a ball Monday evening next,  4th June, in old Masonic hall.  Best of music will be provided.  Tickets $1.50.  ��������� Wm. Meadows, merchant. of  Rock Creek, died this week 'of  apoplexy. Deceased was for a  number of " years a resident of  Rock Creek.  John O'Brien and C. A. Demp-  sey have taken over the Arlington  hotel. Both are well known and  popular arid'sh*ould."^cap'turev a fair"  share of the trade. ~- .  Remember the ball to be given by  the band Monday evening. "Everything has been arranged to give  those attending the time of their  lives. Supper will' be served by  Howard Moore of the Pacific,  which means that it will be the  very best for the money.  Fred E. Morris of Montreal,  Canada's greatest pianist, will give  a recital at the Auditorium June  7th. Mr. Morris comes here at  the special request of his personal  friends in Greenwood, who have  already had the pleasure of hearing him. All lovers of good music  should not miss this opportunity  of hearing a most able musician.  The price of tickets, 75 cents,  should make it an object to take  the whole family.  At Wednesday night's meeting  of Greenwood lodge No. 29, K. of  P., the following officers were  elected: Martin Anderson, C. C;  Frank Steele, V. C.; A. Morrison,  P.; Wm. Rowe, M., of W.; A. D.  Hallett, K. R. S. (reelected); L.  Bruce Hodge, M. F.; K. C. B.  Frith, M. E. (reelected); Fred  Hoar, M. at A.; Wm. Thompson,'  I. G.; A. Thomas, 0. G. Installation will take place the first Wednesday in June.  Friday night there was a general  jail delivery at the provincial lockup in Greenwood, without the formality of consulting one nf the  supreme court judges. Dan Guy.  who was hold on two charges, appealed from tho decision of Stipendiary Magistrate McMyniTancj  the appeal .was sustained^ " The  principal argument used was a  common file, and with this locks,  and bolts, and sentences, and commitments were overcome. Mr.  Gny is probably now in the United  states, and that country ['cannot bo  congratulated upon the addition to  its citizenship. This province is a  gainer aby the hurried departure  I financially and otherwise.  u ;tnr.       c   '    ���������       ''       ���������Xi  "7  Jas. .C. Dale le^yes for the West  Fork Sarurday.  Hammocks from 75p tto $10.00,  They are beauties, at Smith &  McRae1 s.    -  McKay's stage lias lately been  making, two trips a week to the  West "Fork. '  ��������� ��������� -i   .    r .. / .   ���������. ,  The Fremont .was -[closed" down  for a(cauple o(f days .the past week,  but work was resumed Monday.  C. M. Jhaw, C. E.;  is recover- .  ingjfrbm blood-poisoning,  caused  by the bite of a wood .tick on the  hand:-, ...  R. Greiger/ oJL(Oroville, Wash.,  formerly manager of the' Greenwood Liquor ,Co., was in the city  this week. '     '  Now is the .time .for the family'  man to look after his lawn.    Rus-  sell-Law-Caulfield   Co.   have   the  easiest-running lawn-mowers.  Perhaps your w^fe.hasoverlooked  those new washing machines at  the Russell-Law-Caulfield Co. Buy  her one.    She may appreciate it.  W. T. Jackson, .traveling representative of the Vancouver Province, was in Greenwood the past  week. That paper is offering a������  fountain pen with every new subscription, and the C. P. R.���������  The money for the purchase of .  the Banjk of England was deposited  in aiocal ^anki Saturday last .by,-.  the Granby . company.'. The'-.pur;,  chase price is $12,000. The claim  is near Phoenix, and Jthe deal was  put jthrough by,E. T. Wickwire of  Greenwood.--.    -   --        .    .*  The  new"chief of * police~'has"v      i.i   ���������   .i   ,*. .  issued notices that the provisions -  of the pound .and chicken bylaws'l  will be enforce^. j)on't blame  anyone if you are short the chicks  that you have been farming on  3Tour neighbors. See that they  roost on your own verandah in  future.  ' Tuesday evening las.t Boundary  Valley lodge-No. 88,"i. O. O. F.,  elected officers as follows: D. Mc-  Glashan, N. G.; E. Mortimer. V.  G.; S. E. Belt, R. S. (reelected);  G. B. Tayior, f! S. (reelected)}"  G. R. Naden, Treas. (relected)".  The remaining officers will be ap:  pointed installation night, the last  meeting in June.  Summit ..City, near Eholt, is becoming noted for its mix-ups.    In  the past three weeks the citizens of  that small city have kept [two jusr  tices of the peace and a provincial .  constable working overtime. , TI1.9 .  hotels' must  import   their "booze   .'  from  North   Dakota, Kansas   or .  some local option center in Ontario  E. H. Thruston, principal owner  of the Carmi, arrived in the city  Tuesday evening from Spokane.  Mr. Thruston leaves for the West  Fork tomorrow to superintend .the  installation of the machinery at  .the Carmi. It is understood'that  it is the intention of tho owners t9  develop the mine continuously-in-  the future, now that .th.oy have the  necessary machinery jo treat the.  ore successf/jily. ' "'". .   ,;l  Asaph   Cafltelman d/cd   at .his  ,���������  ranch pear Boundary .Falls  this.'"  morning aged 5,7.. Mr. Casteliuan  settled in the district in 18/J5, com:  ing here from Chiliiwac'k on the.  Frasor rivep. Ho /\yas well known  and respecjbed by all the .old timertj  of the district. He leaves to mourn  Ins loss a widow, a Bon and two  daughters; the-funeral will take  place tomorrow at 1}. o'clock from  tho residence of his daughter, Mrs.  D. Kerr, Midway, services in the.  Presbyterian church and interment  in the Midway cemetery. .MafrujMy������������cMaii<jie������Jw������A������ &H'  Greenwood, B. C,- Ma-y,.ai, IDO.G.  THE GREENWOOD LEDGE.  ���������F.-M.-LAMB  ' provinc'iaL LAVD SURVEYOR  "' : " '���������'���������'' r  'GaEENWOODV'B.  c.  "of"tl'fe "National hotel 13 un-  ' der 'the' m'ariageW'n'tS'f N.  ' D; Cameron.; 'The cdolest  'beer ahd'Tibest cigars"in the  ' city.' Special attention paid  ' to mixed tlriilks'. ' Morning  ' bracers 'a'specialty.  i .. i->-r.--  ;i ���������'���������'������������������  Copper St., preetmocd.  THE STAGE LINES.  *���������* ���������--   ,      t ���������... -..  '  The' stage '.for' Phoenix  leaves  .Greenwood every day at 3 p.  m.,  /and returns at .10.30 a. m.     J.   S.  . McCague, proprietor.  '���������   The. stage for Ferry,   carrying  United States and  Canadian  mail  [leayqs ^Grveenwood  every day   at  i7.3'0.a������m,      Returning   it  leaves  'Ferry ^t 6.15 p. m.    J, McDonald,  ^proprietor. - "  j.. The Mother Lode stage leaves the  mine, except Sundays, at 8.30 a.  ,m., 1.30p m., and 6.30 p. m.  j Leaves, Greenwood at 10 a. m., 4  ���������ip. m., and S p. no. On Saturdays  ythe last stage leaves at 10 p. m.  plother Lode Stage Co., Props.  ?   The Boundary Falls stage leaves  the Falls daily at ��������� 9   a.   in.,   and  .Greenwood  at 11.30 a. m.     W.  f-.Craig, proprietor.  ,-   The Beaverdell     stage    leaves  Greenwood every Saturday at 8 a.  fin., and returns on Tuesdays. It  .carries the mails from Rock Creek  uip and down   the   river.     D. 0.  McKy, proprietor.  y  AIL the above stage lines arrive  and depart from Yuill's stage  .office, Copper street.  flag and making a noise. " It .would  also be in very bad taste for us to  insult a flag which to millions of  intelligent people in tho United  States is an emblem of liberty ' and  tolerance.  The nimble ad often catches the  slow customer.  All signs point to an early election in this province.  Hydkabmia    is    not  likely  trouble the people of Fernie.  to  Ik you would avoid mental  fos-  silization, always keep moving.  He   who   cjntinu.illy   watches  the clock has no heart in his work.  So.ve day Phoenix and Greenwood will be joined by an electric  tram.  A max is indeed great when the  world calls liim by his front name.  Jim Hill, for instance.  Cobalt'is'filled" with prospectors  expecting to find silver dollars lying around in the woods ready  minted for them to put in their  sacks. Before they get through  with mineral formations the blank  in their upper stopes will bo filled  with more wisdom, aad fewer  dreams about easy money.  fTHE LEDGE  ���������i- Is published every Thursday [at Greenwood,. B. C , and the price is $i a year,  ���������postjage'freeto all parts of Canada, United  ^tates, (Mexico and Great Britain. To  pother countries it is sent postpaid for  * #2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  ..Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  I ./AS. W. GRIER,'lMAN*OSn;  The miner wants, more hogs  raised around JRossland. Might  import some from Fernie.  In Phoenix it is zero weather  for some chaps every time the  little ball hops on the green.  TnEhigh price of silver will surely  have its effect upon the Slocan  before many months pass awa}\  It is still true that one of the  noblest works of creation is the  chap who always pays the printer.  Y(,u cm help the news editor by  bringing to this office truthful  statements of locil current events.  The men who held up the C. P,  R. train near Kamloops not long  ago got $5 for their trouble, and  will probably spend 20 years in jail  for making a bungle of the exploit.  Their fate should be a warning to  all young men who are ambitious  to become train robbers. It docs  not pay to steal unless you have an  army at your back, and capture  an entire country, then, if successful you become a hero and your  name is handed down as the father  of your country. If you fail you  are shot like a mad dog, and  buried in oblivion.  A sour is made in Paris that  C06ts $10 a bowl. There are no  beans or dish water in its composition. '   ���������   It is about time for the forest  fire to play its usual summer engagement in the glorious province  of British Columbia.  -'GREENWOOD, B. C , MAY ;3i, 1906.  A FLAG INCIDENT  The following is taken from the  Spokane Spokesman Review of the  :25th inst:  i "KRUPP, Wash., May 25.���������A  commotion arose here yesterday  ;because of the hanging out of a  ^British flag by a woman, it being  the anniversary of the late Queen  ,Victoria's birthday. Loyal citizens of Krupp became quite ex-  .cited and indignant and demanded.  ,that either the offensive British  /flag be taken down or the Stars  and Stripes hung above it.  : '-The woman consented to having the national flag put above the  jUniori Jack, as no slight was intended.  ,' "However, no American Hag  could be procured among the loyal  ,'citizens. ��������� Finally a magnificent  ,'flag, the American national Jemb-  *m, in possession" of the woman  .who.put out the British flag, was  . .thrown to the winds, amid the'  ^cheers of the enraged populace.''  t It must, ibe admitted that the  womap,referred to in tho foregoing  dispatch did jiot show very good  .tastein flaunting a foreign flag in  (another country, tbut it is very  .often done. This is, especially so  ,111 British Columbia along the International- boundary line. In  tVancpuver, Victoria, and in nearly every partof British ; Columbia  {Americans, 'on every possible oc-  Jr looks as though Nelson was  casionfliiHnMbeir.fl.ig as ifjfc. rep.-'destined to bo tho literary centre  A mav by the name of Goodman  was fined $2 in Ottawa for loading  a wagon on Sunday. Nothing was  done to the wagon.  Some papers in B. C. are so big  1 hat they are like balloons under  full sail. Tapjthe gas in them  and there is nothing doing.  A native of the Fiji Islands,  while on a visit to Ameria, eaw a  football game at Harvard. ' He was  much surprised to' find ruission-  airies amongst the players.  He who steps from tho beaten  trail of thought and points to a  shorter route to better things must  wear a coat of mail in order to escape death from stone bruises.  Here in Greenwood no black  cow brushes her noso against our  water barrel, but occasionally in  the rear of the building a horse  < hews his oats in equine silence.  Scientists say that eating strawberries causes insanity. It is not  the strawberries but the sugar that  is put upon them that causes the  en siing of the wires in the upper  stopo.  Harky WitioiiT, the wcll-knowu  and popular minister of poker in  the local legislature now registers  from Spokane when he drops his  autograph on a hotel register.  Perhaps Harry is growing tired of  cheap-raised Canadians, and sighs  to be a senator with Uncle Sam.  Kaslo is a town of surprises  It looks dull in the town, but the  people always seem to have money  No one seems to know where it  comes from, as there is hardly a  remittance man in the place. When  Kaslo was born into this world it  started for the high chair almost  immediately, and although it has  fallen off several times it never  fails to come up smiling on the 24tb  of May and hand out the red lemonade to crowds of visitors.  The 24tb is the biggest day in the  year's history of Kaslo and the day  last week was extra successful for  it drew 870 people away from Nelson, and when you can get a bunch  like that to leave Nelson for a  whole day there certainly must be  something magnetic in the atmosphere of famous old Kaslo, the city  of energy.  COUNTRY OVER GOVERNED  Lv tho towns of Cntario the  people are up in rebellion because  the price of booze has been raised  to ten cents a drink. Away west  in Fernie the citizens are in open  rebellion because the prico of  water ha^ been elevated upon them  by the local reincarnation of'greed  and tyranny. '  .'resented :epmq .,pp?cial. brand- of  ������oap pr-cha^ng <ignm ��������� which, they  .wished the public to.' jnotico. While  |wc Canadians consider nuch action  in very NJ. M������> in-Iiu$, a vulgar  rlisp!ayy..J$' would ;be/qually bad  iaste/tpunnb, the;r person,, who;  jfchrpugh ignorance,, i/naguics . that  patriotism   constats Jn   waving a  of ��������� tho mountains. With1 two  jilaily papers, and the greatest' free  lanco magazine published in Can-  ;ida, it surely oug'it to dangle  before the eyes of the world, even  if that fnd, the|jBooster Club, shrivels >and dies from waning enthusiasm, or tho putting on of the  clock. [ ���������'  The Toronto Star, Liberal, in a  recent article under the heading,  "This Over-Governed country,"  says:  Mr. Jabel Robinson, M. P., in  his inaugural address before the  Dominion Grange,"urged a large  reduction in our army of lawmakers. He wanted smaller legislatures, fewer members of parliament and the reduction of the Senate by half.  . And it does seem as if this young  country might manage to get  along with a smaller staff of rulers.  We are, say, six millions; and we  emply and pay two Houses of Parliament and eight Provincial Legislatures to tinker our laws for us.  The United Kingdom contains  about forty millions; and yet it  gets along wllh one Parliament,  consisting of two houses. This is  probably a short allowance of legislative machinery, but if Britain  were to saddle herself with as  many as we carry, she would have  something like fifty to -fifty-'threc  local legislatures sitting in e\cry  corner of tho Kingdom. Even  Mr. Redmond would-regard this as  a large order.  The United States will perhaps  be thought of as a fairer comparison; but even this shows us to be  fearfully over-equipped. The  Americans number about seventy  millions and arc governed by two  Houses of Congress and forty-five  State Legislatures. But, on the  Canadian scale, they should have  at least ninety State Legislatures,  or exactly double the number that  they have, and which many of  their best men think too many.  We���������counting tho Senate and  House of Commons as two���������have a  Legislative body to every 600,000  people���������no more than the population of a first-class city.  This calculation pays no attention , to tho size of these bodies,  which is tho point of complaint  with Mr. Robinson.'' Talking in'  round figures, tho Canadian Commons has a member now for every  20,000 people; the British Commons only giyes a member for  evory 00,000 people. And this, in  .spite of the fact that tho British  Commons must do the work done  in Canada by the Provincial Legislature. The American House of  Representatives, which has duties  more nearly parallel to. our Commons runs its unit of representation up in the neighborhood of  200,000, or ten times the Canadian  figure.  The effect of this state of- affairs  upon our politics is, perhaps,  graver than we imagine. It gives  us a very large proportion "of paid  political representatives to our  population, and thus creates an  appreciably large class in tho community who have a direct, personal and often* raercunary interest  in keeping this or that party in  power. When to this army of lawgivers we add tho office-holders  and office-seekers whom they are  able to attach to their interests,  we have a really formidable array  of active alert and skillful political  warriors for whom independence is  a 'catch word' and 'issues' are not  lures for the ensnarement of other  people. The injection into the  body of the community in this  way of so very many men whose  financial interest and personal ambition is intimately bound up with  the success of their political party,"  cannot but have a mischeyious effect. Here are men.not to be appealed to on grounds of public policy and political morality; and  they are numerous enough to seriously cover the political complexion of whole districts.  What Canada needs is fewer  professional politicians. We want  a greater proportion of disinterested and independent citizenship to  the men who are to act as the executive of public opinion. If the  farmers- -who pay a large share of  the taxes which must remunerate  this host of paid public servants-  can manage to reduce the force of  political workers, they will have  done themselves and the country  a great deal of good. If they cannot persuade the politicians, however, to give up any advantage  they now possess���������and it seems  difficult, as witness the reluctance  of the three Maritime Provinces%to  join in one Legislature, they can,  at least,"prevent any increase of  our government machinery, and  discourage the projected creation  of new provinces until it be proven  that the old machinery is absolutely inadequate.  dignity, maybe my" road airi'Vso"  long as yours, but its' chust as  wide.   .    ", ���������' :"  An American paper says: We  are indeed a happy, elegant, moral,  transcendent people. We have no  masters���������they are all principals;  no shopmen���������they are all. assistants; no shops���������they are all establishments; no servants���������they are  all helps; no gaolers���������they are governors. Nobody is punished in  prison���������he merely receives the  correction of the house; nobody is  never unable to pay his debts���������he  is only unable to meet.his engagements;���������nobody is angry -he is  merely excited; nobody is cross���������  he is only nervous; lastly, nobody  is inebriated���������the very utmost you  can assert is that he 'has taken bis  wine.'  ALL THE SAME  The waking hours   of   G.   Otto  Krupp were spent in thinking of  schemes  whereby  he  might  get  rich quick.   As   the owner of an  eight-mile railroad he was a person  of considerable local   importance  in    the     Pennsylvannia-German  settlement where he resided.    One  morning when Mr. Krupp's  brain  was particularly active, it occurred  to him that by sending passes over  his  road   to the presidents of the  big roads of the country he might  receive complimentary   passes in  return.   This would enable him to  see something of the world at comparatively small expense, and such  pusses as he could not use personally ho could dispose of advantageously.    Mr. Krupp lost no time  in getting lotterbcads printed with  his own   name  in   large type as  president.   Then he sent R.  and  A. passes broadcast and awaited  results.     One  hot  afternoon,   a  flushed   representative  of  a   big  Western road walked   iuto   Mr.  Krupp's office and   said   ho   had  been all over town looking for the  R. and A. railroad and could not  find it.   He said he was sent to  investigate from Philadelphia before the  company  issued  a pass  over its entire line.    It is chust  outside of town���������five minutes valk,  explaiued   Mr.   Krupp,   suavely.  Ho������' long is your road ? asked the  ruiiroad's representative.     About  eight   miles I  t'ink.    Thunder!  You don't expect us to exchange  passes with a road   like that,   do  you? tno representative demanded  angrily.     Why,   we  have  eight  thousand   miles of road.     Veil,  answered    Mr.   Krupp,   drawing  himself up with an air of offended  Fame seems to come to some  families with an abundance of honors, while it slights others. There  is the Franklin family, at Augusta,  Ga., Ltona, Katie and Frauds,  school girls, were all taken sick  with appendicitis and were operated upon. xEver hear anything  like it? 'The"father has also been  operated on for the same disease,  and the mother has the only  vermiform appendix in the family.  ���������Paris News.  I BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  PAID UP CAPITAL, ,$4,866,667  RESERVE FUND   -  $2,141,333  Transacts a general banking business.. /Interest  allowed on Savings Accoumts, from ���������  one dollar upwards at  current rates.  COPPER ST.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  i BANK   OF1 MONTREAL  (feS ESTABUSHiD  1817.    .  ||   PAID  UP  CAPITAL, $14,400,000. .       REST, $10,000,000  fjf[j. UN   IVIDED PROFITS, $801,855.41 ggj  General Banking BusinosslTransacted.   Drafts issued on all points, and.Collec ffi]  tlons made at lowest rntes. ' |J  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   )   W. F. PROCTOR, pp  PJ    INTEREST ALLOWED ATCURRENT RATES    /MANAGER GRBfiMWOOD BRANCH   f������3}  ���������_^ rogM^MaafiSfWJi^  "n-iI"!"1 '-1"41 *iIt"    p-usuryjw  ^^MWM^^^M^^^W^M^^:  What would the nation be without women? fantically asked a  magazine writer. That's easy.  Stag nation.  Dominion Hotel  Bar  Old Ironsides Avenue  Is under lease to the undersigned.  The cigars are fragrant and can be  smoked wtthout the aid of a porous  plaster. The beer is not all froth,  and the nerve bracers touch the  right spot, especially in the morning.   Come in and have a shot.  W. S. DAVIDSON  {MINKKAt.   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Diamond Fractional" Mineral Claim, situate  in the Greenwood Mining Division of Vale  District. Where located: In 1'roviilonce  Camp.     '  rpAKE NOTICE that we, John P. McLeod,  1 Free Miner's Cerliiiuate Ko. I!������l!)5<J, and  William Diamond. Free Miner's Certificate No.  nni.V-'i!. intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the MininK.Rccoider for a Certificate of Improvement..!, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown '.rant or the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must l>e comin. need before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 9th day of May, A. D. 1900.  41-32  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE is hereby ���������given that at the next  meeting of the lion id of License Commissioners  for the City of Grcedwood. I intend to apply for  a transfer to Greijr & Morrison of the license non-  held by me for the Pacific Hotel, situated on  Lots S3 and .'M, Block 7. City of Greenwood.  Greenwood, ������. C., May 15,190;.  HENRY B. MADDEN,  About  Float  ��������� f)  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book cdntaining_8G  illustrations, all told, and  is filled with sketches and  . stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler, cash-  in after the flash days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver long after  Noah was dead ; how a  parson took a drink at  I3eaf Lake in early days;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in '93; how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts tho  roamings of a western ������d-  itoramongst the tender-  feet in the cent belt. It  contains tho early history  of Nelson and a romance  of tho Silver King mine. ���������  In it are printed three  western poemp, and dozens of article too numerous to mention. Semi  for one before " it is too  lata The prico is twenty-  five cents, postpaid to any  purt of the world. Address all letters to  T. Lowery  NELSON, B, 0.  IRUHKSMfi^g^sf a full line of Trunks, Valises  and Bird Cages for-sale at the  Eed   FroDt Furniture  Store.  A. L. WHITE & CO.  Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Eggs  l .  and Finest Creamery Butter  i  always in stock.. Beef, Pork,  i>  >  Mutton, Poultry   Best Quality.  II  P. BURNS & GO.  Dealers in  5  Ffesh and Salt JHeats, pish and Poultry i ]  o  ;  Shops in nearly all-the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay.  fee  Mraoo099M������e������ooee9s������tto������aoeo9ee������  M6  20th Century Clothing;  Is without an equal in cut. finish, prico and durability.  Prices range from S10 to $22.50, and no trunk can hold a  better investment.  FALL UNDERWEAR for men from $1 to $5 a suit.  BLANKETS, all wool, $2 to 85.  Tho finest assortment of NE\y FALL SHOES in Nelson.  Strangers always welcome.  BROWN & CO. - = Nelson,  1  .J-  N ADVANCE  #:.  Ij  'I'M  V.-l  c. '.������!  ':?l  'm>*  4  T   Si  t^rs^srrs^^^^"^^^  'f/ I**- J>V<J������*    ' -THE GREENWOOD'LEDGE.  ,Cjeenwood, 3. C.,-Mav 3.1, 190ifi.  &  ttlii  ;, Supplies electricity for Power, Light, Heating  and Ventilation.    Power Furnished to mines  ��������� for hoisting and air-compressor plants, with a_ I g  guarantee that the service will be continuous.  .Get our rates before completing your estimates  8 GREENWOOD LIQUOR GO.*  DIRE6T   IA\P0RTERS OF BEST  WINES LIQUORS  AND  6IGARS.  WINES  FROM  OPORTO  BRANDY FROM FRANCE  GIN  FROM  HOLLAND  SCOTCH WHISKEY. FROM SCOTLAND  AND BEEFLFROM MILWAUKEE; --���������::.   .  I GREENWOOD LIQUOR GO., GREENWOOD,B.G. g  'i  BEALEYINESTTMENT AND TRUST C0.7LTD.  We have a group of three mineral claims in the high-  grade belt to", lease or bond on very reasonable terms. .  MINING STOGKS, RfyVL ESTATE AND INSURANGE  O-K.EiEN'WOOr), -B.   C.r . :   .' .   '  ThePaGifiGHetel  - ��������� Is under the management of-Greig  & Morrison. The rooms are:com-  fortably furnished, and the bar contains the best brands of.wines, liquors  and cigars in the city.  Tke Pacific Gafe  is conducted by Howard Moore' and  it is open day and, night. The dining room is one of the largest in  the Boundary, and the ��������� lunch counter is just the place to get a quick  meal. '   Copper street, Greenwood.  .   THE BECK POWER ACT '.  , Hon. ,,; Adam ��������� Beck's ,���������������������������-electric  power bill went through the legislature for its last'Veadirigi without  a division, and is now law, and .in'  view.of the different .opinions.that  have been-expressed about the  'measure, it may. bo of- interest- to  point out what the Act provides.  Generally speaking, the measure  is an attempt to provide a,plan by  which the Ontario Government  shall act as an ��������� intermediary between the power companies on the  one hand and the municipalities on  the other, tho government obtaining power from the companies at a  fair profit on the cost of production, and furnishing it to the municipalities at the cost price added  to the expense of transmission. -.'  , It is provided, first of all, that  the government shall appoint a  Hydro-Electric Power Gom mission  one of the three members of which  shall boa cabinet minister. The  salaries of the commissioners and  the electrical or. finance experts  they may engage shall be paid by  the province.  If any municipality desires to  secure electric power it may apply  to the oommission for an estimate  of the cost of transmitting energy  fromany waterfall to the municipality;' This shall be furuished in  detail! <s>'  If the municipality determines  that the price quoted is reasonable  and is willing to enter into a contract with  the commission for a  m  rv>  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district.' ��������� Ifc is'^heated with . steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  /rooms. The bar' is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  1 Breast X Cartier, Prop-  9������������e8������fl������0Me09M<to������e������eoae<B������0������09������K������������are89������������mN&������O9M  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite tlie Great Northern depot, and is a delightful haven for tho weary traveler.' Great veins  of hot water run through the entire bouse, and  bathrooms are always at "the service of those in  search of'material cieanliness. The dining room is  an enemy to dyspepsia while the artistic appointment  of tho liquid refreshment room makes the drinks go  down like''eating fruit > in a flower garden. The  sample roomsjare tho largest in tho mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with' big trunks.  g V1   JAS. MARSHALL, Prop, I  block  of   power,   the ' municipal  council shall submit to tho electors  qualified to vote on money bylaws  a question as to whether th^y'endorse the scheme.    If tl.o proposal  is voted down,   the   ncgoti itions  will end. - If the proposal is carried, the council will make a contract for-the power required..   The"  commission will erect the necessary  transmission lines and transformers on the credit of the province,  and   expenditure therefore to be  provided by the'municipality paying the commission 4 per cent,  interest annually,' a sufficient sinking fund to wipe out the indebted*  nese in thirty years, and an annual  maintence or renewal charge on  the plant. \ The rates the municipality  shall" pay the commission  for the power shall be sufficient to  allow for   generating  and   transmission losses, and tho commission  shall fix the rate which consumers  shall pay the municipality.     Any  such contract made between any  municipality or -municipalities and  the commission shall not bo operative without the approval of the  lieutenant-goveruor-in-council.  Aside from noting for municipalities, the commission will have  the power to supply electric energy to any railway or to a private  company distributing electricity.  The rates fixed for the private concern would be a shade higher than  in the casc'of a municipality, for  the income would be expected to  pay interest, sinking fund and  maintence charges, as '.well as a  small net profit. But the commission would still supervise rates  to consumers. If, for instance,  any town declined to enter into a  contract with the commission, a  private electric company might do  so, and while the consumer in the  town might pay a little more for  tho power he used, there would be  on the other hand no addition to  his taxes.    ,  The commission is not to put lip  electric plants and produce power  itself. It is to buy the power  from privats companies engaged in  electrical development. If the  companies will not soil power at  what the commission considers a  reasonable price, the government  will have tho power to authorize  the commission to demand the delivery of the oncrgy on peril of  tho   expropriation   of tho   works.  Niagara is willing to.supply power  to, the commission at $11 per horse  powerper annum. According to  the report' of the municipal commission, the cost of development at-  Niagara is approximately $8. A  profit of S3 is reasonable, and any  company dealing thus fairly would  never be in danger of expropriation. ���������"'",���������  Another clause provides for the  expropriation of transmission lines  in cases where these are the property of private companies. This,  like the other expropriation clause,  is merely a protection against any  attempt to levy extortionate rates,'  and it is not expected that it will  have to be exercised.  The act seems to be a practical  and workable solution of the power  question. - It will allow the power  companies a, fair profit; it will  make it possible for any municipality which desires power for the  uses of its citizens to get it at no  more than the cost of production  and transmission; and it protects  the consumer' against overcharge  either by the producing company,  the transmitting' company, or by  the council"of his own municipality.' Stated in a line, the intention  of the Beck Power Act appears to  be to give everybody a fair deal all  around.'���������Sarnia Canadian.  ���������:,Thc Right Rev. Dr. Leighton  Coleman, Bishop of Deleware, told  the following story to some friends  whom he was visiting recently.  "A young man came up.to'mc  one day with the remark: Bishop  lwant you to marry me on next  Wednesday.  All right; I'll marry you.  Wejl, I want the church bell to  ring.  Yes, you can have the bell rung.  Well, I want the organ to play.  All, right;   you  can   have   the  ���������\  One-eye Trick ���������  We learn from parties returning  from Gainesville that   one of the  Cinciola brothers of that city had  a trick   played   off  on   him  that  beats the gold brick "swindle.    A  few nights ago a stranger stepped  into his place of business and after  purchasing   something   pretended  that he had lost his glass eye.   The  man was sure   enough   minus an  eye   and   both looked about the  room for it for quite awhile.   - At  last the stranger told Ciuciola that  he would give $75 for the eye, and  if anyone found   it  to   send   him  down to the hotel, and stepped out.  Soon afterwards another fellow appeared, apparently^ drunk,' bought  something and reached down  and  pretended he found a glass .eye.  After looking at it he put it in  his  pocket.     Cinciola  told, him-- he  would give him S45- for the glass  eye, feeling confident that he would  soon make $30 if he had it.   ' The  drunken fellow told him all right,  for ho had no  use   for   it. /   The  money was paid, the man soon left  and Cinciola carried the eye down  tho hotel to turn   it  over  to   the  owner, but to his surprise found  that no such person had been there  and he was out just $45.���������Dahlon-  ega Nugget.  organ  And I want everything else any  body ever had at a  church   wedding.-  You shall have it.  Well, the night came, the bell  rang, the organ played, the church  was crowded and everything went  off just as the young man wanted  it. When the ceremony was over  the young couple waited instead of  leaving the chancel. So I held  out my kind, shook hands with the  bride, and then held out my hand  to "the bridegroom. He had his  hand deep in his trousers pockets,  and as I stood-with my hand out  he said, somewhat impatiently and  in a tone that could be heard all  over the church:  ��������� I'm getting the money out just  as fast as I can. .  .Then'everybody in the church  gigglecl.  _^ .  St.: Peter���������So you are Young  from Utah. I've kept a place for  you with thirteen of. your wives  and their mothers. Shade of departed Mormon���������Never mind, old  chap, guess I'll try down below.  1 - Good Rigs and Expert Drivers., ..Saddle  ,������������������-'���������'    Horses always ready.' Hay,,'Grain and     '   ;;���������  Feed tor sale. . '     ��������� " .  GEORGE f4. CJRpPlrE-Y  Is open every day. Tasty meals at'  popular prices. Board by the .week  or month. Short orders a specialty.  The coffee is always fragrant, the  eggs fresh, the bacon crisp and the  beefsteaks juicy at the National.   '  J. P. FORSTELL, PROPRIETOR,  FREDERIC   W.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  and loans made  M.cLAINB  Estates managed  Local and District Agent Cana  "��������� dian Pacific, railway lands. ' Stocks and share's.  ElkDorn, Prince frenry and jftanadian Western Oil Stocks  R.    ROBINSON  Is the only shoemaker in  America * who obtained a  medal at the Paris Exposition in 1878 for making the  Best shqes. Boots made to  -order; Repairing neatly  executed.  COPPER STREET," GREENWOOD  !|9*e9eeeo*80c8eaM09C4������9s������eee8*$@999eeao������8ee3se9SQa83!  Tph������  )trathcoea  Hotel  Wfien in Midway  STOP AT  CrowelTs - Hotel  The Hotel Slocan  THREE FORKS, B. C.  Is the leading hotel of the city.  Mountain trout and game dinners a specialty.   Uooms  reserved by telegraph.  HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor.  ���������This is tho "big stick" provision  against which, tho capitalists are  protesting. But it is not likely  that the commission will have to  do any expropriating of power  plants. Mr. Beck-announced in  fc'10 house that  ono company  at  In northern Queensland there  are several; missionary settlements  where the niggers of the neighborhood are presumably taught to  tread the narrow way. When the  Kev. Mr.������������������left one of these  stations quite a'number of aboriginals had already been brought  in. They would sing hymns soul-  fully; conduct themselves meekly,  and turn up at the store with  praiseworthy regularity for their  rations���������and occasional supplies  of rum and tobacco. The successor did not approve of cither liquor  or uicotine, and abruptly stopped  the allowances. Tho converts  were plainly annoyed about it, and  held indignation meetings in their  quarters, and eventually appointed  a delegation, with King Billy as  spokesman, to wait upon the missionary.   Said Billy,   "Misser   you gib it no more rum." "No  Billy, no more rum." "You gib  it no more tumbaccor." "No, no  more tobacco." "All ri', Misser  Parson," said Billy checking the  items off with hi" fingers. "No  more rum, no more tumbaccer, no  more���������hallelujah I" lie waved  his arm, tho delegates withdrew,  and tho strike wag'on.  The Guide���������Well, here wo are  on tho peak at last. The Tourist  ���������Oh^guido, do you mean ��������� to say  wo can't get no higher? Tho  Guide���������Well you can climb up  this alpenstock if you want to.  Its seven feet long.  Is situated on a slight eminence,  just a block from, the busy  scenes on Baker street, and is within easy. touch of every- ,  thing-in the city.  From its balconies can be seen nearly -  aU the grand scenery that'surrounds tho beautiful  city of Nelson.   . Few- hotels in the great west .  equal the Strathcona, and tourists from  .   every-land will find within its,portals...,-    ... ... -....",:  all the essentials that create pleasant memories within the .#  mind of those who  travel.  B.. TOHKINS, Hannger  .  NELSON, BEITISH COLUMBIA.  rmtm  We do Job Printing occasionally. Not cheaper than you  can get it done in the East; not neater than it can be  done in any other shop in British Columbia, but just  Everyday Job Printing at Living Rates. We want a  part of your work. If you are a go-ahead business  man you will understand the benefits to be derived from  intelligent advertising in a live newspaper.  You can have your'name placed.on the Honor Roll .of  The Greenwood Ledge for one year for tke small sum  of $2.00, or bix months will cost you ������1.00. Give us the  chance to tell you weekly "How.do play cum up." It  may interest you and prove profitable to us.'      '<-.''  Old Whito Front Store','Government st, Greenwood. d  y sSJ^tt^Vs^fa-^c'.i^^!''  .Greenwood, B. C,.May '6,1, lOO.G.  .T.EE GREENWOOD .LEDGE.'  A,  We have dispensed 25,235 prescriptions in Greenwood.  WHITE BROS.  Dispensing Chemists. Opticians.  Bill Doyle, Tom Saunders and  .Dan Mc'Callum spent the winter  trapping in the' Slocan, and obtained several valuable skins, although''the season was not up to  'the overage.'  James V. Martin was instantly  .killed by falling into the lake from  'the Bosun  ore bunkers one   day  last week.  i       .  . ���������_   .  At the next election for tho lo-  .cal legislature 6. W.  McAnn will  'contest the Kaslo riding while Bob  "Green will attempt to  win  out in  'tho'Sloean: '   ���������'  Phil Hickey is in Seattle.  Tom Lloj-d and his partners are  working the'old Wharton  sawmill  WSlocan lake.     Eight men   are  'employed.  It is reported that Pat Gallagher  has bonded his timber limits on  Wilson creek.  Don Servo, after a three months'  -journey from the diamond fields of  Brazil has landed in 8andon upon  a visit to his brothers.  Hugh Niven has the prize chickens of the entire gulch. They are  Light Brahmas, and the male one  is said to have taken 25 medals.  Bie is certainly a bird.  Danny McLeod���������and Pete Murray "are clearing a ranch three  ���������miles from the head of Slocan  lake upon which they intend to  raise hay.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  EOR SALE BY  ROSSLAXD  MIXES  About the usuil quantity of ore  is being produced.     The preparations for the installation   of   the  large new hoist at the Centre Star  continue.1   The hoisting plant is to  be delivered in four months from  the time the contract was let,  and  after delivery it will take about a  month to install .it.     The installation can be quickly accomplished  as everything will be in  readiness  for it by that time in the way of  onndations,  buildings etc.     The  Jumbo has located on  the surface  which  promises  to yield a very  largo tonnage   of  pay ore.     The  intention is to get  under   it  and  quarry it out on the "glory hole!.'  plan.    The White Bear is going  Small quantities of petroleum of  fine quality came to the surface of  several places near Pjncher Creek  and also on some tributaries of the  Flathead river of British Columbia  not far from the same neighborhood.    The geological  conditions  in the  two  localities  just  mentioned, seem to resemble   those of  the oil district in   Colorado.      If.  the crown of an anticline with low  or moderate clips could be located  at some distance out from the foot  of the Eocky mountains  in this  latitude, it might prove   a   profitable experiment to bore it in search  of petroleum.   In this connection  it is   important   to ascertain the  strike of any   undulations   which  may exist in the strata underlying  the great plain east of the Kooky  Mountains in Alberta.  LARDEAU  The ever increasing demand for  lead is indicative of an era of prosperity    throughout   the   Lardeau  and Slocan.    For many years the  lead resources of the district were  practically  neglected   unless   the  silver values were unusually high.  In   1900 the producer of lead was  subject to a freight and  treatment  rate of $22.50 from the   nearest  point of transportation, which  was  at   that   time Thomson's landing,  while lead was" worth to him  but  $25.00.    When the cost of packing and freighting   was   added to  the freight and treatment it was a  charge on the silver values of from  $5 to $20 a ton.  Gradually, however, the table  has been turning. In the summer  of 1902 the C.P:R. had their A. &  K. terminal point at Trout Lake  City, which cut off the expensive  'Greenwood  c.   AND  Midway  Slewing S.ilyer, Standard  silverware and; a general  !"     ' ' line of Jewelry.  ahead again, as all. the repairs  have been made,to the machinery.  In a short time the White Bear,  Velvet-Portland and Crown Point  will be added to the list of shippers  and they will add considerable to  the wcel ly tonnage.���������Eossland  Miner.  OIL AT PINCHER  Of the much-talked-of Pincher  Ci cek oil wells, the latest geolog  cail report has this.to say, from ob  seivationi made lip to the summer ever    increasing,   and  of 1,904. I opinions   expressed by  freighting to Thomson's Landing  and reduced the freight and treatment rate to $17.50. Shortly  after tho Dominion government  provided a bounty of $15 per ton  lead, which was,' of course, so  much found for the lead miners.  The call  or  demand  for lead,  however,    continued    abont    the  name, and   not  withstanding the  assistance  granted there was materially no increase in the   Lar-  deau's production.     The  demand  started to grow   and  consequently  the price increased, and  the smelters to get the ore first cut the rate  from $17.50 io $15 then to $13 per  ton.   Several   times   during 1906  the bounty which runs $15 on" the  London quotation  ������12 Is 3d   to  nothing at ������18 10s   disappeared,  thus placing  the  industry   on   a  sound basis.    The   great  factor,  however, is not the  price, as that  has been practically the  same to  the producer since the bounty was  given, but the fact that lead  itself  is being looked for and the demand  from   the  those who  The finest Ready to Wear Clothing  made in Canada or any other country. Let us fit you out with a suit of  We know the quality of these garments and have little fear that anybody will find more satisfactory  clothing elsewhere. Wo greet  everyone cordially, show what wc  have cheei fully, and do all wc can  to help you make comparisons.  are in a position to know, it is not  a temporary, one.  This demand will of a necessity  open up the large lead ore deposits  of the Lardeau by men who want  the product-and   will   make  the  mines to get it; and the era of wild-  catting   when'   properties    were  partly opened up for the purpose  of selling stock only will cease.  Fernau, of the Pilot Bay smelter,  and the Canadian Smelting Works  at Trail are already looking after  properties hi this division.    They  want lead ore  and   look  on   the  Lardeau as a good place to get it.  We feel, therefore,  that we  can  claim confidently that the Lardeau  in the near future by virtue of her  large deposits of. that mineral will  be a hive   of   industry.���������Mining  Review.  ENDERBY  Mr. F. R. Johnson, of near Vernon, paid a,..visit to Enderby and  vicinity   the   early   part   of   the  week.    Mr. Johnson is a consulting hydraulic engineer of wide experience and ability, and his visit  to this part of the valley  was in  connection with a waterworks and  irrigation project which the manage-  ment of the   Stepney   ranch have  had in view for some considerable  time, Mr.   Johnson   having   been  employed by Sir Arthnr to report  on such  a scheme.    Mr.  Heggie,  the manager   of  the   ranch,   explained to Mr.   Johnson,  the  intention of the city of Enderby in  regard to  installing  waterworks,  showing him the creek from which  the supply was  proposed   to  be  drawn, and the probable route of  the pipe line.. . Mr.  Johnson said  that from what he  could see and  gather the scheme of the city was  a feasible one, but he thought the  council should employ a disinterested engineer to make a report as  to   the cost,..etc.���������Enderby Progress.  ,   .      ,        .ARMSTRONG  The long-looked, for rain has  come and the outlook in the Spal-  lumcheen ..is. ,now the . brightest.  Our spriug drouth was broken last  Saturday and for several days dur-  ing-the past week a warm gentle  rain has fallen. With cool clondy  weather between times and gentle  showers at intervals the past week  has been the most favorable that  could have been given the community. . It is estimated that over  an inch of rain has fallen, the full  benefit of which has gone into the  ground. Additional inquiry re  the frost of last week reveals the  amount of damage not to have  been serious and a good crop of  fruit is now promised.���������Advance.  VERNON  O.   H.   Pollard   of    Peachland  passed through   on   Thursday on  his way east.   Mr. Pollard expects  to spend some five or six weeks in  Winnipeg,   Montreal   and    other  eastern points.     Mr.   Pollard has  been making some interesting calculations as to probable fruit  output in the Okanagan when the recently planted, orchards come into  bearing.    He states that not less  than 200,000 trees have   been set  out in Summerland and  60,000 in  Peachland.     In  five years these  should' be   yielding   an   immense  amount of fruit, probably an average of 10 or even 15 cars a day,  during the period from  July 15th  to Sept 15th, or riot far from  530  cars during the season.    The revenue produced   by  the   fruit  industry should bo oyer a million  and a half.    Mr.   Pollard, states  that there ore  prospects of good  crops in  the,lake district.     Mr.  White, who produced 10,000 boxes  of peaches last year expects 15,000  5CS2^SS'^CS2CaSCS2^!������S2������S2KJCS28!  We have now the finest assortment of ladies white' and colored blouses in  the west, in all sizes, ranging from 75c. to $4.00.   We invite every lady to?  come and inspect these;  Our ladies' waist costumes are very neat and stylish at prices sure to suit  Wash fabrics in all the newest shades and patterns .  Ladies and Children's parasols.   Special prices for two weeks in Ladies'  and Children's Straw Hats.   These must go. Prices away down.  Remnants at half price.   Many other specials to numerous to mention.  THE HUNTBiMENDRSGK G& ltd  the site STO^E. .  this year.  Lt. Col. E. J. E. Swayne, a former commissioner of Somalilaud,  who has- been spending a few  days  in the city, left yesterday for the  Northwest,  whence he   will   proceed to England.   The Colonel has  purchased through R.   J.   Mui;tie,  the 640 acre property belonging to  John Phillips on the south side of  White Valley adjoining the Lav-  ington Ranch.    The property  also  includes part of the old McKinon  range.   The consideration was in  the neighborhood of $7,000.     The  Colonel expects to return to the  Okanagan in four or five years and  take ud his residence on his land.'  Graft is   progressive.      In   two  years more,  the government  will  no longer be content to furnish five  dollar checker boards and 17 dozen  packs of cards for the amusement  of its naval employes.     A   dramatic stock company aud a first-  class   band   will   be   engaged to  beguile the tedium of hours spent  in   northern   discovery.���������Vernon  News.  ASHAMED OF DUNCAN  The Daily News devotes considerable space to the speech recently  delivered in the Dominion House  by Duncan Ross, member for Yale-  Cariboo.   The News practically endorses the remarks of Mr.  Ross,  although the statements made by  that gentleman have been shown  to be misrepresentations from   beginning to end.   It is understood  that the Liberals in the House feel  very much ashamed of Mr.  Ross  and it is charged against the Premier that he should never have permitted this lowering of the tone of  discussion in the  House.     It  is  pointed  out    that   the   Premier  should  be  the custodian  of   the  honor of the House, and that if he  had simply held up his   hand,   so  much has he his supporters in subjection, he would have put at end  to the speech, which was nothing  but vilifications and slander.���������Nelson Economist.   "\  THE FRANK SMELTER  CAPITAyfANTED  A group of eleven copper blaims  in East Kootenay can be bonded  upon easy terms. For particulars  address Box 452,^Ncl3on, B. C.~  CANADIAN  PACIFIC RY.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  B. C.  90 DAY ROUND TJ?IP  EXCURSIONS  EAST  $52.50.  FURNISHED ROOMS  By day or week ; $2 a week,  and up, at the Commercial  hotel, Copper street, Greenwood.    Bath in connection.  P. POUPARD  Winnipeg, Port Arthur,  Duluth.  St. Paul.     -  Through 'excursion rat������s to Toronto," Montreal, Maritime Provinces  New York aud New England on  '���������" application.  Dates of sale:  Juno 4,0, 7,23,20.  July 2, .1.  August t, 8, 9.  September C, 10.  Tickets subject to usual variations of route and - include meals  and berths on Canadian Pacific  steamers on Great Lakes. Full  particulars from  J. S. CAKTKK, D: P. A., Nelson.  FOR  SALE  i White Wyandotte Cockerel v;  I White Wiandotte Cock ���������  i R. C. White Leghorn Cockerel."  AH Thoroughbred Stock.   Apply  L. BRUCE HODGE.  PUPS FOR SALE  Llewellyn pups for sale.  to W. J. Cramer^ Phoenix.  Apply  F.H.HAWKINS     .  ASSAYER  SANDON, BO,  Thomas Jones has been appointed manager of the zinc smelter  at Frank. He has had 4i years  experience handling zinc, and being of an exceedingly economical  nature there is little danger but  what the smelter will pay. Jones  never throws away any money on  wine, fancy rugs or labor that cannot earn its wages. When in full  operation the smelter will employ  275 men.  ?or Uiew of- Bsrcti'NhK^,rob,-  Wadds Bros, Nelson, B. C.  GREENWOOD LICENCE DISTRICT  Lowkry's Cr,AiM is published monthly  and sent to any part of the world,  postpaid, for $ i a year.   Address  .   all letters to  R.T. LOWERY,  Canada. NELSON, B. C.  The Ledge $2 a year,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  RUSSELL=LAW=GAULFIELD 60.  YOUR  EYESIGHT  ���������You don't have to go to a city to  have your eyesight corrected, we can  do it and do it right, or if you have n  prescription for glasses, we can fill it.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  THOMAS DRUG CO.  LIMITSO.  vEr*I5KHESI-3aM2X������-Z-II-I������27I  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  NOTICE is hereby given that at the neit  meeting of the Board of License Commissioner  i <r tho city of Greenwood, I intend to apply for  u transfer to C. A. OcmiHiey of the liquor license  now held by mo for the Arlington hotel, nltuato  on lot������, block7,Copier street. City of Greenwood. ��������� ��������� ���������  Datod the 23rd day of May, low.  ALEXGREIO  A meeting of the Licence Commissioners for  the Greenwood lieence district, will be held in  the Police office, Midway, on Friday, the 15th  day of Ju.ie, 1906, at the hour of.four o'clock in  the afternoon .for the purpose of henring and  determining the following; applications for re- ~  newals of hotel licences, transfers and new applications.  Hans Pctor Thompson, Hottl Vandomc, Anaconda, B.C.  ������Ii?wIs Br<Ml s������elter Hotel, Boundary Falls,  B, C*  Alex.   McPherson.   Bonndary Falls Hotel,  Boundary Falls, B. c.  James Henderson, Algoma Hotel, Deadwood,  i.C.  M. W.Ludlow, Windsor Hotel, Denora B. C.  Norman Luse, Summit Hotel, Eholt, B. C.  John A. McMastcr, Union Hotel, KhoIt.B. C.  G. ArthurRcndell, Hotel Northern, Eholt B.C.  John Albl, Commercial Hotel, Midway, B. C.  S. Dahl. Central Hotel, Mldway.B C.  C. M. Crouse, Lancashire Hotel, Midway, B. C.  L. E. Salter.lSpokane Hotel, Midway, B. C   .  S. A. Crowcll, Crowcll Hotel. Midway. B.C.  J. P. Black, Oakland Hotel, Bfldway, B. C.  Lloyd A. Manloy, Hotel Swanson, Midway,  . B. Lcquim, transfer to James Dallas, Great  Northern Hotel, Midway; B. C.  ft T. Larson,  Rlver/iido Hotel, Rock Creek,  NEW APPLICATIONS  Axel Omtofson. Pacific Hotel, Denora. B C  ^John V. O'Laughlln, Hotel Bancroft, Midway.  Greenwood, B, C. May 28.1906  GEO. CUNNINGHAM  ' Chief Licence Inspector.  : 11 v; ���������  MER6HAMT  TAIL0R - ������  Special attention given to the  Cleaning and Repairing  Department  Copper Street, Greenwood  A re You Going Fishing?  ,. If so get your Fishing jOutfit of  Rod^ Keels, Lines, Flies, Landing  Nets, Leaders, Fly Hooks, Etc., at  at lowest-prices from  COLES & FRim  Booksellers, Stationers, Wall Paper  Dealers, Etc.  Telephone 33.   , Greenwood, J3. a..  :-Tfl  si  A  ^������w*t,J'������it,(    i/tJ*.������J"' ���������*  ncm  KmSRDI  ttr.accr57������aKrt������;5ito^:rtiJr.


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