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Array ���������',-?���������-���������'-'," ,;- sW,  ;y)''-  THE OLDEST, MINING  CAMP  NEWSPAPER  IN, BRITISH  COLUMBIA  'y;  " -^  Vol.   XIX.  GREENWOOD, B. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14,   1912.  h  i >-:Pall'-'Cloihina -    ' 1  ������.'"   CAPS,   MITTS/ OVERCOATS, SWEATERS  ������ , .. AND -MEN'S  .UNDERWEAR  DESCRIPTION  OF  EVERY-  2������  WHY NOT  BE COMFORTABLE  When you can buy Stoves  and Blankets at,Extremely  ���������>,, .  Low Prices from .  ��������� "������������������  | P. W. GEORGE & C0. 1  ���������������=   COPPER STREET     ,.    /  GREENWOOD, B. C,   3  ^iiiuiiiiaiiiiiiiiiuiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaaiiiJiii^iiaiiiiiiiiiaiiiaiiK  Phone 16  Greenwood, B. C.  Birthday   Cakes  Decorated,   also  Christening Cakes  from 60 cents  i  ��������� William C. Arthurs  THE   BREAD &  CAKE BAKER  , Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  J  Greenwoods   Big  Furniture  Store  For these Chilly  want one of our  Nights you  ������  It will  Stock of  pay you  to  see  our  ��������� c.  \,  MATTRESSES  PILLOWS  COMFORTERS -'  BLANKETS  SHEETS  PILLOW SLIPS, &c. 1  '. M, GULLE Y & Oo.  Opposite Postoffice.  GREENWOOD; B:C.  Phone 27.  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.  r  You will find a Welcome  at the Club Cigar Store and Pool Room  CIGARS, TOBACCOS,  AND  SMOKERS'  SUPPLIES  FRUIT AND  CONFECTIONERY  Coast, Canary and  Local Papers and Magazines  . always on the tables,.  Agent for Phoenix Laundry. Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  ���������L  WALTER G, KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR  J  f  )  THE "CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000  DRAFTS ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES  Drafts on the principal cities in the following countries issued without  delay:  Afrlcn  Arabia  Argentine Republic  Armenlu  Austrulla  Austria-Hungary  Belgium  Brazil  Bulgaria  Ceylon  Chili  China ''���������������������������-������������������  Crete  These drafts can i  taels,' roubles, etc., according to the money of the country in which they  are payable. This enables the payee to obtain the exact amount intended.  '���������',  SAVINGS'BANK DEPARTMENT  J. T. BEATTIE,    -    Manager! of Greenwood and Rock Creek Branches  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion- 8  a.in. the ist 3rd 5th Sunday this  month; Matins, 11 a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School.  2:30 p. m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  ROOMS   TO   LET  In tho Swayuo House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests.  WANTS. Etc  Found.���������A muff. Owner can  have the same by proving* property and paying for this ad.  Apply at Ledge office.  Cuba  Macedonia  Rusola  Denmark  Malta  Servla  Egypt  Manchuria  Slnm  Finland  Mexico  Siberia  Formosa  New Zealand  South Africa  Franco  Norway  Spain  Germany  Panama  Straits Settlements  Greece  Persia  Sweden  Holland  Peru  Switzerland  Iceland  Philippine Islamta  Syria  India  Poland      ,  Turkey                8.7  Italy  'Portugal  United States  Japan  Roumania  West Indies, etc.  e drawn  in sterling, francs, marks  , lire, kronen, yer  For $2.50 you can get The  Greenwood Ledge, and the Toronto Weekly Mail-Empire from  now until the 1st of January,  1914, sent to any part of Canada.  To any part of the United States  the price for the same period will  be $4,00. Send, all orders direct  to the Ledge,  Greenwood, B.C.  Bank of Montreal  .7   ','   ;,-��������������������������� ' , ������������������       ESTABLISHED 1817   7..   ;..���������������������������,��������� ,; ���������  Capital, all paid up, $16,000,000    Rest, $16,000,000.  UNDIVIDED   PROMTS,   81,8515,185.30        ,  Hon. President: Lord Stravhcona and Mount Rovai,, G. C. M.G.  President: R. B. Angus, Esq. -  Vice-President: Sir E.S. Ci,oustON, Bart.  General Manager: H. V. Mbrbdith, Esq.  Branches in London, En������, {^  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  .Travellers'Credits, available.in any part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT n^rK"* ,  Greenwood Branch  - C. B. Winter, Mgr.  Thought It Was Time  The minister of a rural church  gave out the hymn, "I Love to  Steal Awhile Away," etc. The  regular old precentor being absent,  his functfon devolved upon a good  old deacon, who commenced, "I  Love to Steal," and then broke  down. Raising his voice a little  higher he then sang, "I Love to  Steal." At length.after a desperate cough, he make a final demonstration, and roared out, "I Love  to Steal."!  The effort was too much, every  one but the parson was laughing.  He rose, and with the utmost coolness said:  "Seeing our brother's propensities, let us pray."  1 Quislrly stops couchs. cures colds, and  lienls  tha throat and lungs.      ::      ::      30 cents,  Around Home  .The County Court meets next  Tuesday., .;���������  Fred Jenks got the bounty for  a coyote on Tuesday.  A wireless station will soon be  opened in Grand Forks.  "Lard is still $1.50 for lOlbs at  Brown's," Ferry, Wash."  Barny Cosgrove is ,now a real  estate broker in Vancouver.  The 'young men" in . Grand  Forks have started a gymnasium.  Mrs. R. G. Hargreaves has returned from her visit to Victoria.  In Phoenix, two tins of Kelowna tomatoes are selling for 25  cents.  i i ���������  The Grand Forks .Curling Club  has decided not to canvas for  members.  P. Burns & Co. have re-  shiagled their building'on Copper street. '���������  The Granby Co. has taken'a  $1,000 worth of stack in *he  Phoenix skating rink,      ;  Jimmy Copland - was in town  last week. He now owns a gold  property on Rock Creek,  The time for receiving tenders  for the leasing of the Rink, has  been extended to the 23rd.  Sam Matthews 'has sold the  Boyle block, in Phoenix, to J. T.  Miller of Butte, for,$4,000.  F. Wallace received painful injuries at the Rawhide mine last  week by a slab falling on him.  G. A. Wicks is.imoving from  Nelson to Toronto., He is organizing a new life insurance company.  F. F. Ketchum of Beaverdell,  was here this week buying goods  from commercial "������������������. travelers,', for  his general store.    -  Mr. and Mrs, Hugh .Laing  have returned from their wedding trip and taken up their residence in Phoenix.  All the claims against the  Midway and Vernon railway  have now been paid, with the  exception of about $2,000.  At the Granby mine last Saturday, J. Wilmer and Harry Sewell  were thrown from a skip, but escaped with minor injuries.  The B. C. Copper Co. has obtained certificate of improvements for the Transit and Tripod  Fractions in Wellington camp.  It has rained for several days  in this valley. The chipmunks  and bears are still loafing in the  open air, which are signs of a  mild winter.  G. A. Rendall has bought the  old Stork stock of dry goods.  In a short time he will close his  store at Eholt and move the  stock to Greenwood.  It cost the Greenwood Liquor  Co., last week, $900 freight for a  car of whiskey. It was the largest car of liquid exhilaration  ever brought to the city.  David Manchester came in  from Spokane on Monday. He  states that he raised 900 White  Leghorn chickens this summer  on his ranch near Spokane.  The Doukhobors are giving tbe  police more trouble in Grand  Forks by refusing to answer  questions in court and burying  the dead without a legal permit.  John Herbert Royce, aged six  years, died on Monday from lockjaw, caused by running a rusty  nail into his foot about a week  ago. Toronto papers please copy,  Service in the Presbyterian  church next Sunday, November  17th,at 7:30 p. m., Sunday School  and Bible Class 2:30 p. m. Rev.  J, R, Munro pastor. All are welcome.  Mrs. Kane, a colored woman,  was found dead in her house in  Anaconda, on Monday, having  expired from heart failure, The  deceased had no relatives in this  country. ���������  Hugh Lisle, a C. P. R, engineer, was stabbed by Sam Roberts  in   a  Grand  Forks   hotel   last  Friday. Lisle was' cut in five  places and his wounds are dangerous.   Roberts was arrested..-  Deer have recently been seen  in the timber between here- and  Phoenix. It will be remembered  that last winter, owing to the  lack of :food', hundreds' of deer  camped' around Greenwood and  were fed on hay by the ��������� government,  J. -W. Chambers was killed last  week at the sawmill of the Western Pine Co., Grand Forks. His  clothing got caught in a pulley  and he was ground to death by  the revolving wheel. His remains were shipped to Grimsby,  Ontario, for burial.  Thomas Kelly, lineman for the  West Kootenay Power & Light  Co., was seriously injured at  Phoenix last Friday. He was  working on a pole when his body  got betweeu a high voltage wire  and a telephone wire. He received,the full charge ot the high  voltage wire and fell to the  ground. He was picked up unconscious, "and his condition is  critical.  ^^^^5^S5-^j^S^3������S^^5S>^  Western Float  I  Penticton now has a population  of 2,277. ' ���������  Another blind pig has beenkilled  at Masset.  CITY COUNCIL  The Council assembled on Monday evening.  The following accounts were  ordered to be paid: I. H. Hallett,  $79.70; R. W. Halcrow, $2.05; J.  L. White, $1.50; Electric Light,'  $138.95; A. A. Frechette, $1.00; C.  Kinney, $7.75; Geo. Clerf, $4.00;  Adams & Brown, $33.25; C. M. &  S. Co., $38.35.  The finance committee reported  $4,000 had "been paid upon the  note held by the Bank of Montreal.  Tho Council adjourned , until  November 25r -:1%- ������     PRINCETON NEWS  W. B. Durnberg, manager of the  Treasure   Mountain   mine,   came  down from Tulameen and Summit  camp, or Leadville,  as it has been  rechristened, and left yesterday for  SpokaDe, headquarters of his company.   He has been very busy getting winter supplies packed to his  camp many which  are required.  Some very fine samples of galena  ore, as saving $200 per ton, have  been shown, making the prospects  of this country extremely bright.  The Treasure Mountain people are  deserving of every success, and no  doubt it will come to them for the  energy   and   courage they  have  shown in developing to the present  stage.   In the tunnel now being  driven ore will be tapped at depth  aud the body explored as to extent.  If    Treasure Mountain does not  prove to be a high class mine it will  be a disappointment to many well  known mining men of repute who  have visited the property out of  pure curiosity,    and others  who  have investigated its tonnage possibilities in behalf of railroad companies.  The Princeton Coal & Land Co.  still require miners and machine  men, and the demand for coal is  brisk.  The development and exploratory  work of the B. C.  Copper Co., at  Voight camp and Copper Mountain,  reveals enormous ore bodies.   As  data  is  collected   from   diamond  drill, tunnel and cut, the confidence  of all concerned is increased.    By  those who have   seen   the  great  mines in British Columbia, including the latest at Hidden Creek,  Voight Camp is pointed to as the  greatest of them all.   The quality  and body of ore surprise experts  and   give rise   to   expression   of  amazement from those acquainted  with mining.   Six diamond drills  and a large force of men are unlocking the treasure vaults as fast  as skill and money can do it.   The  extension of the V. V. E. railway,  already surveyed to Ashnola, eight  miles from Princeton, will give the  necessary transportation,   then   a  favorable location  to accomodate  both Voigt Camp, and surrounding  country.���������Star.  A barber shop has been started  in Ainsworth.  The B. C. Legislature will meet'  on January 16.  ���������Masset wants a bank, and Greenwood wants a dentist.  M.  M.  Herman   has opened a  cigar factory in Rupe.  Captain T. L. Fox died in  Port  /Uberni a few days ago.  At Moyie forty men aro working  at the St. Eugene mine.  A cold storage plant ia now in  operation at Port Alberni.  E. J., Fowler has opened,a .general store in Port Alberni.  At $7,000 the hotel at Jed way  is being advertised for sale.  The Eden moving picture show  at Trail has closed its doors.  The Yale division of the C.N.Ry.  will be finished in January.  C. F. Greene & Co., have opened  a grocery store.in Port Alberni. -  _" Recently in ono week two barber  shops were opened in Naramatta.  ��������� Crows have become a plague to  the chicken farmers at Westholme.  The Silver Standaad mine at  Hazelton is installing a new plant.  There are 750 * patients in the  insane asylum in New Westminster.  It is stated that Wm. Letcher of  Kaslo will start a store at Lardo.  The new Bank of Montreal'bnild-  ing at Merritt is nearly completed.  Last week twenty-four carloads  of cattle were shipped from Nicola.  Above Revelstoke the Big Bend  placers are again attracting attention. *     .  J. 8: Deschamps has been elected  president of the Rossland Curling  Club.  The local option' liquor. law was  defeated in Oroville by; twenty  votes.- . : -  ? .......���������-- ..  The Pueblo copper mine in the  Yukon is shipping 200 tons of ore  a day.  In the past few weeks eighty-six  lots have been sold in New Molson,  Wash.  At Merritt buyers* are offering  six cents a pound live weight for  cattle.  The New England Fish Co., will  make their headquarters in Prince  Rupert.   -   ���������  The first daily paper in the world  was started by a woman in London,  in 1702.  Colonel Baker has sold his estate  at Westholme, and returned to  England.  This year the B. C. government  has expended $177,000 upon forest  protection.  A cabbage that weighed twenty-  five pounds was grown in Merritt  this summer.  W. C. Sime has succeeded  Robert Smart as government assayer in the Yukon.  Last week sixty head of cattle  were sold at Chesaw for six cents a  pound live weight.  W. Thompson has imported  1,400 sheep from Montana for his  ranch near Merritt.  The J. W. McLain ranch of  5,930 acres in Southern Alberta has  been sold for $250,000.  So far this year the mines in the  Cranbrook district have shipped a  little over 26,000 tons of ore.  In B. C. more than 100 locomotives are now burning oil. The result is not entirely satisfactory.  F. J. Robertson formerly of  High River is getting ready to  start a paper at Erskine,  Alberta.  Joe Green has left Dawson, and  taken up his residence in Portland.  He was part owner of the Dawson  News.  Just twenty years ago an excursion was run to Lardo in order  to give buyers a chance to buy  town lots.  Richard Blumenour has been  appointed C.P.R. agent at Sandon.  He was a compositor on The Ledge  years ago.  Sewell City is the name of a new  town on Graham Island. It is  named after a real estate man of  Vancouver. ;V",  F. W. Harting has become editor  ofthe Nicola Valley Herald. He  has had a wide experience upon the  daily press.  Furs come high at times. This  year a baseball player in the States  made a muff that cost his team  over $20,000.  The Indians at Kamloops are  predicting an open winter. This  may be true, but it is sad news for  the coal man.  George Clark who was recently  injured, by, an , explosion in the  Payne mine will soon be out of tho'  hospital in Vancouver, ' arid' has  saved one eye.  -Joe Wilmshurst provincial road  superintendent,"how has his headquarters , at Courtenay. He waa  formerly connected with the road  service in Greenwood.  There is some talk of building a  $5,000 Agricultural Hall at Duncan.   This town is called aiter W.  C. Duncan, who came from Sarnia,-  Ontario to B. C. in 1861.    ,  . In Hope last week a trapper sold  the skin of two minks,  six lynx,  and one brown bear for $45.    This  is a low price, but the fur may not  have been of first quality.  George L. Charleton has, opened  a general store at Mud' river.   It  iB^near Slim Miller's ranch, 'and'.  will be a great convenience to set-'  tiers in the Fraser lake country.  The C.P.R. is now double-tracking its road ��������� between Ruby Creek  and Vancouver. Next March work  for the same purpose will begin between Ruby Creek and Spence's'  Bridge.  J. M. McKinnon of Vancouver  has bought 700 more acres- adjoin--  ing his ranch near Lillboet. He  intends to stock his big ranch next  spring with a large' herd of Hol-  stein cattle. >-  Two Greeks in Prince Rupert  abandoned their business, in order  to go home and' fight the Turks.  Altogether about sixty Greeks departed from Prince Rupert to fight  for their country.  A rancher at, Penticton raised  60,000 cucumbers this year from'  five acres of ground. He shipped  a few trial lots-to Vancouver .but  did not make expenses out of them.  He should start a pickle factory.  Henry Stege has left New Denver for the moist climate of Vancouver. He kept an hotel for nearly twenty years in New Denver,'  and his removal from the Lucerne,  is like losing part of the scenery of  that beauty spot.  The first shipment of pickled  salmon from-B. C is being shipped  from Prince Rupert to England.  The first shipment contains 220,  barrels, weighing 170-pounds' each. '"  Each barrel contains about seventy  hump-back salmon.  Send for a catalogue of head-  Htones ��������� and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Work's,  Nelson, B. C.  STILL NEGOTIATING  F. Augustues Heinze is still negotiating with the provincial government for the sale of his undivided  interest in the Columbia & Western  railway grant.   An undivided half  interest in the land has been bought  by the governmen from the C.P.R.  at   forty   cents  per   acre.     Mr.  Heinze desires to sell and the government is inclining to buy.    The  desire to sell on the part of the  copper magnate is supposed to be  brought about by the fact that the  period of tax exemption of his land  has expired.    He is therefore liable  not only to a tax of about $6,000  per. annum   for the future,   but  also to about $60,000 back taxes.  Tax exemption on wild land   in  British Columbia is something of a  joke, as Mr. Heinze has discovered.  You can get your exemption for a  number of years, but when this has  expired you become liable for ten  years back taxes in a lump sum.  It is under this clause of the law  that Mr. Heinze owes the province  about $60,000, being four per cent,  per annum for ten years on about  300,000 acres, valued at fifty cents  per acre.  POINTED PARS  A pin a day is a groat a year.  God heals and tho doctor takes  the fee.  He that lives well is learned  enough.  He that scatters thorns, let him  go barefoot.  I saw few die of, hunger, of eating��������� 100,000.,  He that lieth down with dogs  shall rise up with fleas.  One half of mankind censure  what they practise, tho other half  practise what they censure, and tho  balance Bay and do as they ought.  -    ���������  ,-fii  Ban  fts  foSsS  m 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 ���������"in an who always pays the printer.  The Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 when not so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  the comity of Bruce. ' To the United States it is $2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.  T. .LOIVERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  showed quantities of free gold, on  the ground that it was ''native  brass" ancl therefore worthless.  However, enough wonders have  been worked iu tho way of discoveries by tenderfeet to show that no  formation must be classed at sight  as non-gold bearing, not even the  grindstone or tho jug handle.  Good Year's Work  GREENWOOD, NOVEMBER 14, 1912.  A blue mark .here indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that tho editor would once more  like to  communo with your collateral.  We need more canning factories  in B. C.  Be cheerful for you will be a long  time dead.  No great poem was ever written  on a full stomach.  Sir your drinks and you  will  seldom get drunk.  The man in perfect   health is  seldom a scoundrel.  Too much wine will  make any  wise man a fool temporarily.  The hen that cackles the loudest  does not always   lay the biggest  egg-    In these modern days a man is  often judged by the size of his buzz  wagon.  It is 2,000 years since Christ  died, and the world is still full of  sinners.  In these days of cushion seats  lets ns not forget the men who  blazed the trails.  About all that Canada really  lacks now is tho discovery of a real  big field of petroleum.  Some people havo fallen into mud  because they got off the water  wagon to pick up the whip.  TnE United States has only had  two first-class presidents. They  were Tom Jefferson and Abe Lincoln.  Even the ancients knew something about advertising, for we  read in the Bible that the place to  put your light is on tho top of a  mountain, and not under a bushel.  The mountain is Greenwood's leading excitement.  Thinking Themes  We are apt to call any narrow,  ignorant outburst of conscience  good. Speaking of some religious  crank, or some little soul that has  beeu swept away by the mob-rush  to some new fad, or some vicious  perverted life that flourishes one  little moral excellence, we say that  such a one is good. The grafter  who is kind to tho poor, the bood-  ler who keeps his promises, the  burglar who does not use tobacco,  the hard-hearted, pig-headed, close-  fisted old skin-flint who never indulges in profane languages, we  think they ought to have a good  mark.  There is nothing more deceptive  than a little fragment of morality  which an otherwise* immoral soul  borrows like peacock feather to  strut with.  Real goodnesa, that which ia of  any mortal account to one's self or  to others is the product of the sum  total of all one is, does, says and  thinks. It is tho- flavor of the  man, his entire personality. Goodness is tho fruit of life, not something to be picked up and worn on  the coat.  "Great moral energy," says  Herbart, "is the result of bruad  views, and of whole unbroken  masses of thought."���������Frank Crane.  Tenderfoot's Luck  It seems as if in the majority of  cases in Colorado it is the "tenderfoot" who makes the discovery of  big gold mines, says the Engineering and Mining Journal. In the  early days of Cripple Creek a man  came down from the mines to  Colorado Springs, and the meeting  him in the street, said: "Well,  how are things up at the Creek?"  "Oh," said the miner, "the miners  are looking for tho gold where it  ought to be, and the tenderfeet  are findiug it where it is." In  Ouray two tenderfeet went to the  top of a sheer cliff of sandstone,  just north of town, and, tying a  rope to a quacking aep sapling, one  lowered tho other about thirty  feet down the face so that he could  crawl into a hole which they had  seen from the valley below. The  floor of the cave was covered with  a foot of red dirt, which assayed  ten ounces of gold per ton,'and this  was the discovery of tho American  Nettle, since credited with an output of more than $2,000,000.  Stratton was not exactly a tenderfoot, but he was a carpenter and  not in any sense a miner and prospected in the summer, took for  assay some common red granite  that he found sticking up like a  vein. And when his first car load  of Indepeudance granite rolled into  the yards of the Boston and Colorado Smelting Company the manager laughed exceedingly, but it  sampled three ounces of gold tojthe  ton and has produced more than  ten millions. The Camp Bird was  staked by a greenhorn just out  from the Royal School of Mines, of  London, the firBt vein he had ever  seen except in books, and it has  produced more than $20,000,000.  Another great gold  mine in tbe  State which will bo nameless so as  not to hurt any one's  feelings and  which has paid many  millions in  dividends,    was   discovered by a  plumber, and some time later when  he had become wealthy and had  learned to wear a clawhammer and  a boiled shirt,  and mix with the  "quality," he was dining out, and  the host said to a friend next him,  "See that man down   the table?  Well, not more than  three years  ago he was doing a job of plumbing  in my cellar, and he got into the  wine bin and drank up a lot of my  finest brand of champagne."   But  it is not always thus  with   the  tenderfoot, for it is recorded of the  Osceola at Ophir that one of them  refused to stake an outcrop, which  Ottawa.���������Not as much is heard  of or is known of the , Agricultural  Department at Ottawa as should bo.  After all is said and done it is ono  of the most important branches of  the government, for agriculture is  one of Canada's basic industry and  thoprogress and prosterifcy of tho  Dominion depends upon tho progress and prosperity 'of tho farmer.  Hon. Martin Burrcll, the Minister  of Agriculture, is a poor advertiser.  Ho is a modest man, to modest  some say for a politician. JJHe  works night and day, and talks  little.  Since ho camo into ollico he has  worked many reforms looking towards the advancement of agricul-  iure. He has initiated many  schemes for the betterment of the  farming industry. He found a  department which was in a rut.  There was no other department at  Ottawa where tho whole service  was so plainly marking time. The  agriculture department has many  *  experts, yet initiative- was discouraged and dry-rot seemed to  have set in.  Mr. Burrell has wakened up the  department, he has infused a new  spirit in every branch of the service  and has succeeded in . inculcating  his own energy and enterprise into  the department.  Hon. Sidney Fisher, the former  minister, had a paternal way of  taking every stray department under his wing. The result was that  the department was loaded up with  work which had nothing in the  world to do with agriculture.  Census and statistics camo under  the administration of tho Minister  of Agriculture; copyrights and  patents, the achives, public health,  and a half dozen other branches  were stowed in this department.  Tho first thing Mr. Burrell did  was to re-arrango theso services.  The census and statistics branch  was transferred-to tho department  of Trade and Commerce, where it  more properly belonged. The  archives branch naturally fits in  with the Secretary of State, and it  was transferred to this department.  Patents ancl copyrights will likely  be transferred this session to tho  department of State, and the public health branch will also likely  be taken from the department of  Agriculture.   .  The most important question  Mr. Burrell undertook on assuming  office was to formulate a general  policy for the betterment of agricultural conditions in Canada. It  was felt, however, that nothing in  this direction could proporly be  done until a general survey of the  agricultural conditions in Canada  had been made. It was therefore  decided to give immediate assistance to agriculture by voting the  sum of $500,000 to this cause by  way of grant to tho provincial  governments on a population basis.  Such grant to be expended for the  cause of agriculture according to a  plan approved by the Minister of  Agriculture at Ottawa.  page after page of. warmed-over  platitudes, unctuous, with the oil of  pationage. We listen open mouthed to stories of real estate sales  whore thev profit almost reached  fabulous percentages. We look  even reverently on the vulgar pile  of brick and stono which some  financial marvel has erected under  tho impression that it is a "homo."  Magazines print portraits of millionaires by tho twelfth of a gross.  We get life^ stories of successful  men, column after column. Is it  any wonder that tho great majority  of our young people begin to believe that the ability to own a six  cylinder car or to wear diamond  buckles on their suspenders is the  stamp of true nobility?  "Canada is an expanding conn-  try. Opportunities for wealth getting aro plentiful. Any man with  a modicum of business souso and  with decent treatment can do well,  can live in peace and plenty, and  can acquire on6ugh]to assure him  against penury in declining years.  Hundreds of^men with the genius  for money making will pile up good  fortunes. But money is not Jthe  end of living. Neither is it necessary for our peace of mind that we  should have everything that the  heart desires. The child with the  most toys is the least contented.  And in this case above all others  the child is father of the man.  "Men and women are forever  wanting. A new car or a new  house, a uew horse, or a new franchise, a new set of furs, or a new  hat, and in the United States particularly a new husband or a new  wife. And when the want is gratified the happiness it bringsismoru-  entary and 3elfish.  "Uuquestionably it is true that  rich people are becoming more  plentiful than ladies and gentlemen.  Vulgar individuals decorated with  precious stones sail down our city  streets or crowd our drawing rooms.  And our eyes aro so dazzled that we  overlook their defects as men and  women, and yearn to go and do  likewise. The country is full of  people who are cultivating a cham-  page taste on a beer salary. Their  determination to get rich overrides  all morality, all reason���������and there  are consequences, olten rude and  terrible."���������Saskatoon Star.  stretches, and to this and that remote part of British Columbia���������I  have been to a good many out-of-  the-way places myself���������I have yet  to hear anything but praise for the  men who follow the trails of the  west and north. Fine, manly  fellows, all of them, every bit of  conceit knocked out of them,  gentlemen through and through.  Beside them what a silly, vain  puppet the super-civilized Frenchman appears, likewise tho insular  Englishman trembling with the  terror of being "cotched." Tho  man of the northerly west will go  to any amount of trouble for a  woman and think it a pleasure.  As for tipping a_ man who does ono  a service no matter how strenuous,  I should as soon think of offering a  tip to Earl Groy. Tho man who  does many things to make your  journey comfortable may be a  millionaire mine owner, a bartender, a government agent, a stage-  driver, a trapper, a medical missionary, or a prospector���������there's  very little difference in tho outward make-up, and most of the  time you haven't any idea who he  is.  Canada Food  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  NKTVMAUKKT   HOTEL  Is the home for all tourists and  millionaires visiting* New Dod-  ver, British Columbia.  A. JACOBSON. Proprietor.  THJ5   PltOVINOIC   HOTKt.  Grand Forks, B.C., is in the centre  of tliecity, and furnishes,the'public  with every accommodation at  reasonable rates. '  Emll Lai-Hen, Proprietor,  THIS   KASLO    HOTEL  , Kaslo, B. C,, is a comfortable  homo for ali who travel to that  city.  Cockle & PapwoTtrj.  HOTEL KEREMEOS  Opposite depot. Extensive alter  ations have recently been made  rendering this hotel one of the  most comfortable in the interior.  A choice selection of liquors and  ' cigars.  New pool room and sample  rooms iu connection.  Mrs: A. F. KWBY  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar Junction. - All modern. , Excellent  accomodations for tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  W. H.  GAGE, Proprletoi  SHERItKOOKK   HOUSE  Nolaon; B. C. Ono minute's walk  from C. P. R station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated,  LAVINGE & DUNK, Prop! Ie tors.  The Western .Man  The Craze for Money  If we could blot out the mental  impression that tlie possession of  money necessarily brings happiness,  fewer cases of embezzlement would  reach the police court, so thinks  the Toronto News. ''But it is  drummed into our oars from childhood that getting money is the  proof of successful living, that tho  man doserving of our imitation is  onewho by many means has amassed  a million dollars. So we have books  on ' 'Success and How to Win it"���������  I quite agree with tho girl  who  says that our western men are the  finest in  the world.    They are 1  Let   us  sec.   A   German   is  too  heavy and primitive.    The Russian borders too near tho Oriental  ���������rightly or wrongly, one suspects  a   trace   of   the   barbaric.     The  Frenchman is tho civilized���������ridiculously "overtrained." Tho insular,  untravelled Englishman is a highly  objectional creature who has been  thoroughly spoiled by a surplus of  silly   womee.    If   he  is   labelled  "eligible," he is a sort of holy being, sot apart, spoken of in  whispers.    Never for one moment does  he   forget   his   eligibility.    From  morning   until   night   he   labors  under a terror, like unto the terror  of Czardom, of being  "cotched,"  (as John Shand would say).    He  is ready to dodge at any moment  the lariat of every designing female  that walks his way.    Eastern Canadians, too���������that  is,   the general  run of city men���������are rather of the  Little Tin God.   Feminine attention has swollen their bosoms with  unseemly    pride.       They    may  achieve true  manhood,  however,  and a fairly decent disposition by  humbling theuselves properly and  coming to live iu the west.    I am  sure there is no other place in the  world where a woman could undertake   a   long   journey   alone���������a  journey of hundreds   of   miles-  coming into contact with scores of  men,  and perhaps not one other  woman,  and meet   with  nothing  but overwhelming kindness every  mile of the way.   I know women  who have been obliged to travel  alone as far north as the long trail  Steps have been taken by the  Inland Revenue Department to  have standards for a variety of  food, including fruit and fruit products aud canned fruits, vegetables,  honey and lard, properly defined.  These precautions have been embodied in a series of regulations  approved by the Governor General  in Council. The advantage to the  general public of Canada is clearly  show by the scope and demands of  some of the regulations. Concerning canned fruits the regulation  states. "Canned fruit is thesound  product mado by sterilizing clean,  sound, properly matured and prepared fresh fruit, by heating with  or without sugar, and keeping in  suitable, clean, hermetically sealed  containers; and conforms in name  to the fruit used in its preparation.'"  TRUMONT    HOUSE  . Nelson, B. C, is run on the American and European plan. Steam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining  room.  Itanaomo & Cmnpboll, Props,  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, B, C. is the headquarters for miners, investors  and railroad men. A- fine location and everything first-class  KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  BKIDESVILLE   HOTEL.  Bridesville, B. C. This hotel is  within easy reach of all the leading  Boundary towns and the centre oi  a fine farming district.  THOMAS   WALSH,   Proprietor.  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL  Granite Creek, B. C. Headquarters for miners, prospectors and  railroad men. Good stabling in  connection." Tasty meals and  pleasant rooms,  H. GOODISSON, Proprietor  ALGOMA HOTEL  Deadwood, B.C. This hotel is  within easy distance of Greenwood  and provides a comfortable home  for travellers. The bar has the  best of wines, liquors and cigars. - -  JAMES HENDERSON. Proprietor  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton. This hotel Is new, comfortable  we'l-furnifiued, mid Is close to the railway  depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms. .   >   ���������, ���������    '  SUMMERS & WARDLE, Proprietors  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  J. E. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B.   O,  LAKBVIEW   HOTEL  in Nelson, B. C, employs all  white help and is a home for the  World at $1.00 a day.  Nap. Mallette, Proprietor.  H. W. Farmer  Notary Public, Real Estate, Etc.  Rock Creek, B. C.  Popular Minister  Through the ro-constrnction of  the cabinet made necessary by the  resignation of Hon; F. D. Monk,  Hon. Dr. Roche, Secretary of State,  has gone to the Department of Interior. His appointment has been  received with general approval  throughout the tbe country. He  is one of the most popular men in  the House, aud his elevation to the  important post Minister of the Interior is regarded as a fitting  recognition of his ability both as  administrator and as a parliamentarian. The Interior is particularly  a western department, and the  news of his appointmet has Jbeen  especially well received in his home  province, Manitoba, Saskatchewan  and Alberta.  ARG������  TUNNEL  The workings of< the Argo  mine are only a short distance  from the centre of Greenwood  making it easy for tourists and  strangers to see a mine in full  operation. The indications are  that the Argo will eventually  become a great mine, and add  materially to the prosperity of  the entire district. Come up  and see it for yourself.  OLA LOFSTAD  President  JAMES McCREATH  Secretary.  The Clock  I liked to watch the good old  clock that hung .upon the wall; I  really think a man might walk from  Cleveland to St. Paul, and not behind a smoother piece of skillful  craftman ship; the wheels went  round as slick as grease and never  made a slip. I dearly loved for  hours to stand and watch the pendulum; and note the active minute  band and hear the ily wheel hum.  I liked to hear the blamed thing  strike���������but on one fateful day the  boss remarked: "You'd better  hike���������you are not worth your hay.  You're paid to help to sell my  stock and do some other chores,  but all the day you watch the  clock, so chase yourself outdoors."  And then he pushed me with his  feet and fanned me with a chair,  and when I landed in the street  my boots were in the air. Oh!  clocks are fascinating things, and  they have lovely works, and pendulums and bands and springs, but  they are bad for clerks, who yield  to their seductive charm and watch  the hands go round, and listen to  the loud alarm and hear the striker  pound.���������Walt Mason.  When you want a headstone or  monument write to the Kootenay  Monumental Works, Nelson, B.C.  Mr. Brodie estimates the pressure  at more than 600 pounds the square  inch.  Much Natural Gas  Edmonton. - James Brodie, city  gas engineer of Edmonton, reports  that millions of natural gas is going to waste at Pelican Portage,  170 miles northwest of Edmonton,  where he has completed an investigation for the municipality. One  of the wells, sunk to depth of G25  feet by the Dominion government  in 1897, is pouring out 4,000,000  feet a, day. Twelve drillers aro at  work in the district under the  direction of Harry WilliamB a gas  expert. They are sinking wells  for oil with every indication of  success.  The government well, upon  which work was started on July G,  1897,* began to flow the following  October. There were no means  available at that time to use the  product. The government appropriated $7,000 three years ago,  to cap the well. The plan was to  line the well with concrete. Before the work was completed, however, the pressure ripped out the  lining and the well was abandoned.  Politeness  She was one of those 2001b.  ladies. She was passing by a provision store when she trod on a  banana peel and sat gently in a  box of eggs. She arose very  promptly. "I hope I have not  broken them," she said.  "Not at all ma'am;" replied the  polite storekeeper, "they are only  bent."  The laborer who wears out all  his powers in the machinery of  life's work and takes no part in its  thought and imagination, aud the  thinker who woars out his brain  before its time and has no part in  the practical activity of life, have  each lost much of tho pleasure  that rightly belongs to them.  They may not be conscious of it,  but it is none the less true that the  health, happiness and real effectiveness of every man can be  gained only by tbe harmonious  union of labor and thought.  Subscribers are reminded that  The Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  1*1  iM^$m%^siSili  .y^'.MM^tw.iis^iliitZSifA  [yyi&ig^foi^; ���������v  THECiLEDG������  GREENWOOD, BRITISH   C  v>r-  ''W i  TEMPERANCE   .... |  is all right if shorn 'of hu'mbuggery. X  Too much' water drinking is just ������j>  as injurious as too inucli 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 iu  the closet -for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure liquor  in,time may forestall all necessity  for drugs.  AN EPISODE IN ITALY  | flreenwoofl Eiqwor Company, Importers, Greenwood, B. ������. g  ,*S!i***������*'������<?=*S*������������e������^  c  it  it  I COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C.  1  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fisli  and Poultry. Shops: in nearly all the  towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.  i\  "It. lsrit' you who decide-what you,  are going to do In Italy," said the|  woman.  "It's the cabby. ���������  ���������  "I thought I was going to leave  Naples that morning. In fact, I had  my valises with, me as I stood at-tho  door while the porter whistled for'  a cab, seven of which rushedout of  the shimmering sunlight around the'  corner at me. A handsome young  cabby grabbed the valises, put them  In the cab, helped me in, and started  off.    '  " 'I want -to go to the station,' I  told him as we went along, 'I'm going  home.'  "He slowed up, rested his left hand  on the' back of tho seat, turned half  way around ,and said smilingly In  French:  "'You want to go to Pompeii?'  "'Nol' I cried. 'I want to ,g'o to  the station.; I am starting for 'home,  for America, for home!'  " 'I'll take you to Pompeii,' he of-'  fered graciously, 'for 8 lire.'  "I braced myself for the conflict.  '"I want to go home,'  I declared.  THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL  CIGAR    AND   NEWS   STAND  CARM I - -., B.    C  NEW ADVERTISING SCATvU.  ^ , Is now open to the public, New builds  ing, new furnishings and everything for  the comfort of our patrons, Sample room  and barn in connection,  J, B, SHERIDAN    ,       ,     _      ,   '        MANAGER  ��������� The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale 'for legal advertising:  Application   for   Liquor -Licence  (30 days) '. $5.00.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  (60 days) ' I7.50  Application to Purchase Land Notices (60 days) $7.50  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; and 8 cents1 a line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  EHOLT, B, G  I  HER WEIGHT IN GOLD  By Carlin Joyce.  (Copyright by Publishers Press Ltd.)  The proposal of the Indian people  to weigh King George V��������� on the oc-  If I went to Pompeii, I wouldn't-go j caslon of his approaching visit to In-  ^mmmmmmnimmmmmmmmhpnmnTiiimn^*  I Greenwood to Phoenix Stage I  l~ Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. z%  g Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m. 2  ~~ -        .:   ���������-..'       CLUB CIGAR STORE 3  S= GREENWOOD OFFICE  !-H. vM.   LAIKG,   PROPRIETOR g  vimimmmmmmimmimmmmimim  t9QG������rmm6Q������9������4i9999C������������9QQ&&������9Q9^9G9������099&&Q&������tt������99  i i  ( I  ( i-  i i  i I  1 i  i I  ( I  ( I  ANALYSIS OF WATER  Chlorine      8.14  Sulphuric Acid    363-43  Silica         74-29  Lime      84.57  Alkalies as'Soda         5.91  Magnesia ��������� 232.00  .Lithia ,       . .86  Sulphuretted Hydrogen     32.00,  1 Has recently been thoroughly  . renovated and re-furnished, and  is uow the greatest health resort upon the continent. Natural hot water in baths, 124 degrees of heat. A course oi baths  at Halcyon will cure nervous  and muscular diseases and eliminate rheumatism and uietalic  poisons from the system. The  water heals liver, kidney and  ' stomach complaints. The rates  are $2 a day up; or $12 weekly  iip. Postoffice, express and telegraph offices iu connection.  I militant Boyd, Proprietor,    -.:     :      fiakyon, 0. 0. ������  6&9 9Q^99m99999C99&990@099&999Ge9O9etlrf>999999999<M>99S  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p.m. Charles'Russell.   .  TUNING  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early date. Leave  orders, for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store.  Greenwood City Waterworks. Company  illlllllE  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J.McDONELL, Proprietor  SJW OKE....  Mountaineer and Kootenay Stan:  dard Cigare.    Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  r  ARE A 1 QUALITY  IR  The BRILLIANTES  Are the Best Clear Havanas In Canada  Made liy Union Labor. In.the best Hygienic Factory iu tlie country. -Call for"  tlicm and fct value for your money lti-  stead of rope  WILBE8G & WOLZ, Prop. B.C. Clear  Factory,New Westminster,B.C.;'���������;.'  CANADIAN  .xcursion  ,: ASS AVER  R W." WIDDOWSON, Assayer aud  Chemist, Box "biio8, Nelson, B. C.  Charges:���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  $1 each. Gold-Silver, or. SilverJvead,  ������1.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay office in  British Columbia.  STARKEY & CO.  NI-lL;SON, B. C.  MINING  BROKRRS  PROSPECTS   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD  To principal points in Eastern  Canada and United States  Tickets arc First-class and will be on Sale  May 17,18. 24, 29; June 1,6. 7.8.13, U,  15,17.18,19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27. 28, 29,  and many other dates In July, August and  September, tLimited to 15 days on going  journey. ��������� Good to return until October 31st.  Stopovers allowed.  Greenwood and Kootenay points to  WINNIPEG $ 60.00  TORONTO    91.50  MONTREAL   105.00  St. JOHN, N. B .._ 120.00  St. PAUL....:...    60.00  CHICAGO....:    72.50  NEW YORK......  108.50  BOSTON  110.00  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  ' for particulars regarding routes, limits,  stopovers, etc., nnd for excursion fares  to other points.  E. R.* REDPATH,  '    Ticket Agent,  Greenwood, B. C.  J. A. MCDONALD,  District Passenger Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  over that old road anyway. I'd.go by  train. That's the same road you take  ) to yesuvlus., I was over It the day  before yesterday. It is full of beggars and ruts.'    '  "My driver paid not the slightest  attention. Instead he pointed proudly  to a passing babby.  '"That's my  brother,' he  grinned,  adding softly, 'I'll take you to Pompeii  for 7 lire.'  *      "'A handsome fellow VI said, 'and  K  if you paid me 7 lire I wouldn't go  ^jS?t5^   to Pompeii to-day.   I'm going home.'  "He drove awhile, then turned and  smiled at me again.  " "This, road takes you to tho station,' he' said, 'and to Pompeii, too.  I'll take you to Pompeii for 6 lire. A  whole long day, a handsome driver,  a .fine .carriage, and all kto. yourself  for 6 lire,',, he summed up', flashing a  triumphant face full'upon me.  " 'If you gave me the ��������� cab and the  harness and' the horse -thrown In,1 I'  walled, 'I wouldn't go. You. couldn't  pay me to go, I know that old road.  Besides, I want to start for home.  Amerike! Home!'  "He drove and drove. I got ab-'  sorbed In the things we passed. In  the doorways, back of which was Invariably the single room of the family,  the one large bed, the three chairs at  the foot of It ,the table, and in the  rear "the altar, before which burned  the little lamp to the Blessed Virgin,  and in her humble worshippers, who  lived, it seemed, on the door steps,  there being only one room Ins.de.  "There played the children, the  little ragged girls of 5 and 6 holding  the bambino done up In swaddling  clothes, tossing It between- them as  they would toss an .overgrown doll,  and the boys more ragged yet, It that  were possible. There were the dogs,  cats, the chickens, and now and then  a proud ��������� turkey, Ignomlnlously tied,  far from barnyards and Its kind, by a  string to a post  ' "I didn't know which I pitted most,  the bablea in training for cripples  swaddled so, their tiny limbs .so unnaturally bound, the unwashed cats  and dogs, or the turkeys In chains.  "I recalled my destination with a  start.  "'Where are we?' I demandod to  know.  ' "'The station Is about a mile back  yonder,' toy handsome driver said  stolidly, 'and you'll be too late for  your train. I'm taking you to Pompeii  now for 5 lire.'  "I could have -wept, but what was  the use? ��������� I was now too late for my  train.  "'Anyway,' I petitioned, 'you'll rescue me from tho beggars. Won't  you? When yon get to them drive  fast*    .  "To   my   amazement  he   compiled.  We sped past the man with the withered arm, the cripple tangled up with  the donkey, and passed another cab.  The driver flung a .bright look at me.  ���������"Do you see that man?' he asked.  "���������Yes,' I answered.  ���������"Well,  he's  my  brother,'  gloated  ho.  He eeemed to have an oversupply of  brothers, but he endeavored to compensate ��������� for bringing me out of my  way for five lire by showing me the  sights.  "He pointed out all the pictures of  the salnta by the roadside, the crucifixes on the walle, the Holy.Virgins  at' the corners of the lead-colored  houses, until at last the wide sweep  of level country where the dust and  ashes of the burled city were began  to show:  "Arrived there, a babbling guide  hurried me through with the velocity  of a whirlwind, showed mo broken  columns, old fountains, Madusa heads  with th������ faces worn away by hands  long since ashes, the burled dog, Its  mouth In the attitude of barking,  prints of chariot wheels, gray walls  through the apertures of which the  smoky peak of the mountain that had  done all the harm glowed purple,  and hurried me out again through the  gate to my cab.  "My cabby stood there smiling, a  man beside him who was even handsomer than he.  *"My brother,' said ho.  "I smiled and bowed, and we started over the long gray road of the  poor to Naples.  "The sight saddened me. I wished  I had started for America, for home!  As we bumped over the terrible slags  of the NapleB streets my resentment  grew. It was not lessened by the behavior of my guide. Three times  more he had pointed out brothers.  Now he leaned over to me, smiled,  and pointed out another, before wa  drove up to my door.  "Some acquaintances ran out, amazed at seeing me.  ���������"I thought,* they cried, 'that your  started for homo thlB morning.' -.-  ,������������I thought ao, too,' said I, 'but my  cabby thought differently.'"  ^  dla, against his" weight In silver coin  and afterwards to distribute the silver  amongst the poor in India, recalls an  interesting Incident in the history of  a well-known Irish family, now related for the first time.  "This Is the fifth marriage settlement I have had the honour of drawing up for your family, Sir Thomas,  and you will excuse me, I hope, expressing my curiosity respecting one  peculiarity common to them all."  "I think" Interpolated tho baronet,  "I can anticipate what you are going  to say, Cheevers. "Xou are. puzzled to  explain why there is a- uniform dowry  of ������8,000 settled upon my daughters  from the date of their marriage, es-  "pfiiaily when you are aware.that a  similar sum was settled upon my  sisters when they 'married."  "Precisely, Sir Thomas. To speak  openly, I wondered'why the sum waB  not fixed at  ������6,000 or ������10,000."  "T comprehend your meaning fully.  You might be a.long time searching  for'a solution of the problem,and fall  to solve It in the end. It is, however,  an interesting story.  "My eldest sister, Ita, was a charming girl, Idolised by our parents, the  most  popular  of  the  young  county  people of her age, and beloved by the  common people.   Up to the time Immediately  preceding  the   public   announcement of her engagement she  was regarded as heart-free, and unattached to any of the many eligible  admirers  with   whom   she   was   acquainted.   One evening, after dinner,  Mr.  Strewton,  a  neighbour  of ours,  called to know if I could play In a  cricket  match   that  was   being   arranged with a team from the metropolis.    Subsequently he asked If my  father was alone in the library, as he  wished to speak with him.   I brought  him down to the dear old man, and  left the pair of them together, never  dreaming of the surprise that Interview had In store for us all.   About  a week later we were apprised that  Ita had given her heart to Strewton.  That herself and her lover had always  entertained mutual affection for each  other, though Strewton had made no  avowal until his bachelor uncle had  spoken to him of the desirability of  marrying and avoiding'the premature  ageing and loss of real live Interest  in life which Is the fate, of the overwhelming majority of old bachelors.  Strewton avowed his desire to marry  my sister but explained that he never  felt at liberty to disclose his heart's  dearest wish to her, because he recognized that he was dependent upon  his .uncle's generosity for the wherewithal to set up an establishment of  his own.   Contrary to the code of the  romance writer, Strewton's uncle approved his nephew's action and choice,  and guaranteed a generous settlement  if the marriage could be arranged to  the satisfaction of all parties.  "It    was    after    this    Interview  Strewton ascertained that my sister  reciprocated his affection and, later,  secured audience of the pater. I well  remember  my  father   approving  of  Strewton's    manly,    straightforward  way of urging his suit.   'By George,'  he used to say, 'I shall never forget  the earnestness with which eulogising  Ita, young Strewton averred that she  was 'worth her weight in gold,' or the  happy thought that prompted me to  say, 'that she Is; and her own weight  In gold will be her wedding dowry.'  "Of course, Cheevers, you remember  that my  father  was  Director  of  a  Bank at that period  . What do you  think he did?    One day he brought  Ita Into the Bank and, in the presence  of two other members of the Board,  conducted  her   to   the   strong  room  where she was put sitting into a beam  and scales constructed on  the principle of those commonly seen at the  town  market-houses  throughout the  country.   When she was comfortably  fixed, one of the porters of the establishment  was  directed   to   shovel  sovereigns  into   the   opposite   scale  until the gold placed thore equalled  the weight of the lady on the other  side.    When  the  coins  were  subsequently   counted   the   amount   was  found to be ������8,000, representing, aa  well as I remember, my sister's weight  to be about ten stones.   That was the  origin   of   the   ������8,000   dot   In   our  family."  NOTICE  Land Rkgistry Act  In the matter of an application for  duplicate Certificate of Title No. 353���������  to Loi 1, E/z of Block 7, Map 34, Greenwood Cily.  NOTICE is hereby given that it is  my intention at the expiration of one  month from the date of the first publication hereof lo issue duplicate Certificate  of Title to said lands issued to Robert J.  Moffat unless in the meantime I shall  receive valid objections thereto in writing.  C. II. DUNBAR,  ,. Deputy Registrar.  Dated this 25th day of October, 1912.  Land     Registry    Office,     Kamloops,  British Columbia.  NOTICE  Strayed into our camp 011 Kettle  River, one bay gelding, weighL about 650  pounds, stiff in front legs, branded "I"'  on left hip. If not claimed same will be  sold November 30th, 1912, to defray  expenses.  CI/YDK H.  WILLIAMS &  CO.  -Dated this 30th clay of October, 1912.  LIQUOR ACT. 1910  Sec. 49  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  John  JVlc^ella**  Proprietor.  A  SITTING of tlie Comity Court of Yale will  ���������������    lie luildcn nt. the Court House, Greenwood,  on Tneaday tlio lOtu day of November, 1012, lit  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  By order,  WALTER DEWDNEY,  Registrar C, C. of Y.  NOTICE is hereby j������ivon that, on Hie 1st dav  of December next, application will be made to  the Superintendent ot Provincial Police for the  transferor the licence for the sale of liquor by  retail in luul upon the premise* Icnrwn as tlie  Westbridge Hotel, situated at Westbridge,  British Columbia, frorh A. D. Broomfield to E.  Etchepare of British Columbia.  Dated this 1st day of November, 1912.  A. D. BROOMFIELD, Holder of Licence  E. ETCHEPARE, Applicant for Transfer  LIQDOIt   ACT,  See.il.  1910.  NOTICE is hereby Riven that, on (lie first dny  of rerumlier next, application will bo made to  tho Superintendent of Provincial Police for  renewal of the hotel licence to sell liquor by retail in the hotel known as the Westbridge Hotel,  situate at Westbridge, in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated this 1st day of October, 1912.  A. D. BROOMFIELD  Applicant.  JtJt&jtJtJjtJKjiSjitJitJt&jtJrtSljlJt  " *  1  *>  i  *>  3  ������ Saturday   last    stage    leaves  ^ Mother Lode6p.m.   Returning-,  ���������^ leaves Greenwood 10 p. m,  ������5  CO., I/TD.  Leaves Mother Lode  9.30 a.  in.  6:30 p. m.  Leaves Greenwood  2:00 p.  in.  8:30 p. ��������� m.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  /"^OAL mining rights ofthe Dominion,  ^-* in Manitoba, .Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of  $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of tlie district in which the  rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied  by a fee of $$ which will be refunded if  the rights applied for are not available,  but not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid on the merchantable output of the  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay tbe royalty  thereon: If the coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  _ 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 at the  rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will not be paid for.  WATER NOTICE  nefeon, B. %  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room.1 First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  GRAND CENTRAL   HOTSJIj   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.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  FHOB3NI3C     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 hours.  CHISHOLM & HAfiTMAN    -    Props.  Greenwood Office  HOTEL  *> NORDEN  %  JrijrijfStjtjUjSjriStjfjrijfjtjSJlJtJt  McCarthy wae boasting of the prominence of his family in hygone ages.  "But thore woro no McCarthy b . In  Noah'e ark," aald O'Brlon. "No,"  Bald MoCarthy, "our family was very  exolualvo in tHo������o days and had yaohu  of their own." 7  ��������� A Thought for To-day  As In that which 1b above Nature,  bo in Nature itself: ho that breaks  one physical law is guilty of all. The  ���������whole universe, as it were, takes up  arms against him, and all Nature,  with her numberless and unseen  powers la ready to average herself  upon him, and on his children after  him, he knowe not when nor where.  He, on the other hand, who obeya  the law of Nature with his whole  heart and mind, will find all things  working together to him for good. He  is helped and befriended alike by the  sun above his head and the dust beneath his feet: because he Is obeying  the will and mind of Him who made  sun, and dust, and all things: and  who has given them a law; which cannot be broken. ��������� Klngsley.  Too Muofl Small Shot  The Smart Kan burst into the room.  "Heard the news about Dickenson;  getting shot?" he roared,  red witbi  excitement'  Club members dropped their papers  and sprang suddenly to life.  "No!" they cried.   "Whenr  "'Bout half-an-toour ago!" gasped,  tha Smart Man.    "I was there and!  ���������aw it!"  ."WbOTe did he get shot?" broke laj  another. "Down at the ironmonger's! ���������  obaodded the Smart Man, slipping tnte|  6b* beet chokr. "Ha bought two1  ���������jfcjpn^.af-Jtt''.  ;    . .. . V  Thought it was n Crack.  A corpulent gentleman with a large  appetite entered a mean-looking restaurant, and ordered a chop, and waited twenty minutes. Then the waiter  reappeared with a plate on which  rested a dab of mashed potatoes, a bit  of meat burnt almost to a cinder, out  of which emerged a long, thin piece  of bone.  The waiter set it down before the  starving gentleman and hurried off.  "See here," called tho customer, "I  ordered a chop."  "Yes sir," replied the man, "there  It is."  "Ah, so It, Is," mused the hungry  man, readjusting his spectacles. "I  thought It was a crack In the plate.'^  About Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.   It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver  long  after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson took a   drink  at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tenderfeet in the cent belt.    It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of tho Silver King mine.  In   it are   printed  three  western poems, and' dozens of articles too numerous to mention.    Send for  one before it is too late.  The  price   is   25   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world.    Address   all   letters to  /?. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  I, Charles Ludwig Johnson of Phoenix,  B. C., give notice that on th 20th day of  November, 1912, I intend to apply to the  Water Commissioner, at his office in  Fairview, B. C, for a licence to take and  use Yi of a cubic foot of water per second  from Nicholson creek, in the Similkameen district." The water is to be taken  from the stream at the north boundary of  Lot 1573s and is to be used on Lot 1573s  for irrigation purposes.  CHARLES LUDWIG JOHNSON  Dated September 23rd, 1912.  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  OWEN   BOTER  PROP.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  NOTICE is hereby given that the  partnership heretofore subsisting between  us, the undersigned, as H. W. Fanner &  Co., in the village of Rock Creek, has  this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said partnership are to be paid to H. W. Farmer,  at Rock Creek, B. C, and all claims  against the said partnership are to be  presented to the said H. W. Farmer, by  whom the same will be settled.  Dated at Rock Creek, B. C, this 12th  day of October, 1912.  H.  W. FARMER  W. H. GLOSSOP  Witness:���������F. E. Glossop.  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  European Plan.  Cafe open day and night.   Bar.  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  W.  A. WARD  Phone 27.  PROPRIETOR.  P. O. Box 597.  LAND ACT  Similkameen Laud District.      District  of Yale.  TAKE notice that I, William Damery  of Calgary, occupation Accountant, intend to apply ror permission to purchase  the following described lands:��������� ���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-west corner of pre-emption No.  365s, thence west 80 chains, thence south  20 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 20 chains to this post.  WILLIAM DAMERY.  nth day of September, 1912.  ^^^^^^J������J,SMJ,<J,������J,������S,'J'>,S^^*!,,!H8,^^,8'0^,O  u  I  i  ���������?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ���������?  ���������?  y  ��������������������������� -.  your Razors Honed |  and Your Baths at \  IWLEY'S  ARBER SHOP  GREENWOOD,  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During tho 87 months that Lowery's  Claim was on earth it did business all  over the world. It was the most  unique, independent and fearless journal ever produced in Canada. Political  and theological enemies pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  government shut it out of the mails,  and its editor ceasad to publish it,  paHly on account of a lazy liver and  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a paper that is outlawed.- Ihere  are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents  and got ono or $2 and get the bunch.  R. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. 0  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  This hotel is situated in one  of the most delightful sections of the Okanogan and  provides ample and pleasant  accommodation for the tourist, sportsman and farmer.  Information about the district cheerfully furnished.  Stage line to Oroville, and  steamer on the lake.  ARN0TT & HINE     -     Proprietors  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.  11 is located in the heart of Greenwood nnd within easy reach of all  the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper Metropolis.- Heated with steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  J. E. Cartier, Mgr.  <^^������^������4S������^������^������^������^������^S^-^lH&^S  CITV  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  9  I  I  I  I  P  is-  f  n  IS'  IS  IS  I  Plumber  and Tinner  I have taken over the  McArthur shop and am  prepared to execute all  orders for plumbing and  tinsmithing. Get your  stoves in condition bo-  fore the snow flies.  GEORGE CLERF.  i  i  i  i  i  i  ?!  i  'n  ^3^i^%^^HS^^9^^?i^S^������������>  ���������v.'-Ml r2\vl���������-~~J~**������~**^toJ**&*lr^^  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  ^^-yw-rtfntM^mrr^^MM^tif  OC<K>CK>OOOOOOOOCK>OCK>CK>00000  |   B. C. MINING NEWS   |  OCK*-0<>aaOOO<K>CK>CKXK><><>00<><K><>  The Shaake Machine works, New  ���������Westminster, have receiAed an  order for tho construction of a  Koch ford dredge to be used iu gold  ���������dredging operations on fche Frazer  river near Hope. It was ordered  by Mr. A.E. Hansford'of Seattle,  an old gold minor from Alaska.  The dredge will cost about $30,000  and will bo ready by the first of  1013. When completed it will be  towed up the river as far as possible by a tugboat and will be taken  tho rest of tho way by the use of  winches and hawsers attached to  trees on the river hank.  Tho deputy mining recorder at  Hope has issued the licenco for the  operations. It covers five miles of  the river immediately above Hope.  The remainder of fche river between  Hope and Yale has already boon  taken up by similar leases.  Tho Iirst gold mining in British  Columbia���������except the very  early  operations of the Spaniards on the  west coast of Vancouver Island-  was oh the bars of tho Fraser from  Hope to Yale, Union Bar, American,   Emory,  Texas,  Boston   and  Hills, the richest of them all.    aSTo  one knows how much gold was recovered  from  1857  to  1SG2 from  tho then  deep deposits.    But the  treasure   was   not   inexhaustible;  the returns began to diminish aud  the  creeks   of   far   Cariboo   were  calling   imperiously   to   fche ��������� cosmopolitan   army   of   gold-seekers  who had built up Hope, Yale and  Emory City.  Had the bars been left untouched  for the half century thafe has passed since 'G2 they would no doubt  be now very rich. The amount of  gold brought clown by the waters  of the Fraser year by year is probably almost constant, and while  fche deposit on any one bar for one  year will not repay very much  labor, tho accumulated deposits  of a long period of years are of  great value.  Gold washing ab the bars has  never ceased.- The patient Chinese  who are well pleased with a few  dollars a day havo repaired to fche  Fraser year after year. Many  dredging schemes have been floated  and some have achieved temporary  success but fche current of the  Fraser is strong and treacherous  and to fche present every attempt  has ended finally in failure. Possibly those who are now about to  try again have studied tho experiences of others and have equipment better adapted to the conditions. ���������West Yale Beview.  A. Erskino Smith, managing  director of the Red Cliff Mining  Co., has been in Stewart tho best  part of fche week. He .eporfcs that  J. L. Parker, a mining man of well  known ability, is at the company's  property making an exhaustive  examination as to value, quantity  of ore blocked oufc, etc. Mr. Parker is employed by the Red Cliff  Mining Co. aud his professional  report will no doubt bo placed .before a meeting of the company, to  be held in Vancouver Nov. 14th.  With this knowledge and detail at  hand the company will be in a  position to determine what course  to take.  Thore has been talk of a smelter  being built on the canal. This,  and tho consideration of other oufc-  sido capital offering, will probably  be discussed at the meeting.  J. M. Turnbull, tho representative of the Consolidated Mining &  Smelting Co. of Canada, is in company with Mr. Parker while that  gentleman is proceeding with his  examination. Tho fact that men  of such standing in tho mining  world are in the district is in itself  a very gratifying fact.���������Stewart  Minor.  News was brought down on  last evening's train by Fire Warden G. A. Kerr, whoso headquarters are at Kitselas, that great excitement reigns afc that place over  tho rich finds of free milling ore  that have recently been discovered.  That it is the real thing and is  tremendously rich is established  beyond doubt. Assays made recently have run as high as ������700 to  the ton, and quantities of it are to  be found within a short distance of  fche railroad.  The recent strike made at Kit-  sumkalum Lake in this district,  and the present find are attracting  much interest in mining circles  to the gold-bearing quartz of that  section of the interior where gold  is known to exist and which was  worked some years ago.  So far no great amount of work  has been done, and will not be  probably, until the spring, on  account of the snow and difficulty  of getting supplies, material, etc.,  on the ground, for fche early stages  of development work.  Quite a rush has been going on  to the vicinity and a number of  claims staked and despite the obstacles to be contended with stated above, one company thinks  with the railroad facilities at  hand, they may be able to make  a trial shipment.  The coming spring will see a  great development iu quartz mining in this promising district, as  for some years experienced prospectors havo been going over the  ground, and mineral in paying  quantities has been known to exist. Theso men have only been  waiting for tho railroad through  the country to be completed, to  enable them to open up their  mines and obtain the commercial  returns from the known mineral  wealth of this rich section of the  province in the shape of the much  to be desired dollars and cents.���������  Prince Rupert News.  Mafe Trewhella made a shipment  of twenty-five tons of oxidized oro  from the Phoenix this week.' Ifc  was taken from a vein'ten feet  from the one from which he has  made the previous shipments. He  believes that both are veins from  the same ledge and that they will  uuite at depth into one largo ledge.  Tho oxidized seam carries from ten  inches to a foot of ore that seems  to bo of a high grade. Mr.. Trewhella did not care to hazard a  guess as to tho value of tho shipment, but said that lie believed  that the ore will run high.  When it is considered that Mr.  Trewhella had no capital beyond  his energy and his capacity for  work  when  lie took   hold  of tho  Phoenix under a loase, he had done  remarkably well, as, besides making a profit, he has demonstrated  that tho Phoenix will, with a not  very great expenditure, make a  mine. Recently the owners were  offered a considerable sum for the  mine, but refused it, and said that  it was not for sale.���������Rossland  Miner.  .f-SS^-S^-fSts-M^S^  c  Y  DEALER   IN    DRY    GOODS,  GROCERIES 2������ JC  BOOTS   AND   SHOES,      X  HARDWARE,   ETC. X  IDWAY    -    B.   C.  What promises to be the,largest  deposit of hematite iron ore that  has yet been discovered, and possibly one of the largest in North  America, has' been located by  Messrs William McNair and Peter  Kenyon, of Vancouver and Bella  Coola, respectively. According to  their calculations, there are at  least 20,000,000 tons of hematite  ore in sight.  This vast deposit occupies a most  favorable position and oan be transported to tidewater afc Bella Coola  over very easy and favorable  grades.���������Bella Coola Courier.  The directors of the British  Pacific Coal company who visited  their property on Graham island  a short time ago were enthusiastic  over the outcroppings aud showing  of coal in the 700 foot tunnel, as  represented in the seven seams exposed, says the Vancouver World.  Mr. Fanlds, the engineer in  charge, declared that the property  was one of the best coal properties  in Canada and that the coal itself,  being anthracite of the first quality,  rivalled the superior products of  tho anthracite coal mines in Pennsylvania or the famous Welch collieries.  The directors visited the bunk-  houses, mess house and office of  the company, which aro conveniently situated to the works, and  also inspected the tramway from  the mine's mouth to tbe 700 foot  pier which extends far out into the  inlet in order that fche deepest craft  may load at low tide.  All of tho help, as jvell as miners and surface men, are white, no  orientals or foreigners being employed.  The directors heartly endorse fche  report on both the British Pacific  and Standard properties as given  out by Mr. Faulds, and they believe the enormous resources of  Graham Island will, when properly opened up, awake the eyes of  the world.  FRUIT PACKING SCHOOLS  A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder  Dr. Wm. Sedgwick Saunders, Medical. Officer  of Health of the city of London, Eng., was  good enough to say that a long and universal experience has proved a cream of tartar  powder the most efficient, safe and economical, making food which could not be  deleterious to the most delicate stomach.  In England the sale of baking powder  containing alum is absolutely prohibited.  WHEN BUYING BAKING POWDER, READ THE LABEL.  The Department of Agriculture,  in accordance with its policy of the  past three years, will continue the  fruit packing schools during the  coming winter. The packing  schools proved even moro popular  in 1912 than previously and wo expect, from tho number of applications already in, that there will be  a great growth in the work fchis  winter. Ifc is hoped that this year  eohools will be placed in every  fruit district of thu province, where  a sufficient number of pupils can  Department, in previous years has  demonstrated its efficiency in meeting the competition of Oregon and  Washington in fruit packing. The  experience and standing of the  instructors scoured and the confidence reposed in them by the  Department, guaranteed to the  highest class of instruction.  As in previous years the local  administration of the packing  schools will lie placed in tho hands  of a responsible local body, such as  the Farmers' Institute, the Fruit  Growers' Association, or the Board  of Trade.  The Department of Agriculture  provides the instructor and pays  his expenses. The department will  also bear the cost of tho -packing  paper, the fruit and all other legitimate expenses, except that of the  Secretarial work, which it has been  found most satisfactory to leave to  local arrangement.  The responsible organization in  each case will be required to guarantee a minimum of twelve pupils,-  but not more than fifteen,- with the  proper qualifications, at a fee of  three dollars each, to take the  twelve lessons of two and a half  hours a lesson, the school extending over one week. In a limited  number of districts a double packing school can be arranged for, in  which the minimum guarantee will  be twenty-four pupils, but not more  than thirty, for the same number  of lessons. The guaranteeing o r-  ganization willalso arrange for and  bear fche expense of fche hall, its  heating and lightning.  The hall for fifteen pupils must  be at least thirty feet by fifteen  feet, and well lighted. It must be  heated sufficiently to prevent chilling of fingers of the packers, ancl  to prevent freezing of the fruit at  night.  The department will as far as  possible, use local fruit. At the  time of making application for the  packing school, you aro requested  to reserve fruit at tho rate of 2i to  .3 boxes per pupil. The hardier  varieties, such as Ben Davis, are  preferred. Fruifc must be in good  condition, but need nofc be graded  and none should run uuder 2}  inches in diameter. The Department will pay the legitimate market  price for this fruit. If local fruit  can be secured, the Department  should be expressly notified and  will undertake to secure same.  The instructor will -bring with  him the necessary packing tables  and fruit paper. Tho Department  expects that he will be met on his  arrival by some responsible person,  who should provide him with all  necessary information, so as to get  the school under way without loss  of time.  Ifc seems hardly necessary to  present to yon the important ad  vantages to be gained from the  packing schools, particularly in the  way of practical and thorough instruction and thorough instruction  in actual commercial packing.  Pupils will learn in addition, a  good deal about the methods and  equipment used by the moBfc progressive Associations, will also  learn a good deal of tho interpretation of the Fruit Marks Act,  and will learn a great deal of value  about exhibition packing by attending the packing school for instruction.  Pupils who gain a score of seven-  OD YDU WANT TO AVOID  SERIOUS GOLDS ?  Mathieu's Syrup of Tar and  Cod Liver Oil makes the system  practically cold proof.  The remarkable success of  Mathieu's Syrup of Tar and Cod  Liver Oil is due to its two principal ingredients.  The finest Norway Tar does it  work locally healing and strengthening the affected parts. It removes the inflammation and heals  the diseased tissue.  The Cod Liver Oil, as is known  to every one, restores . the lost  strength, builds up the system and  fortifies it against further attacks.  The combination of these two  elements in Mathieu's Syrup provides a powerful and safe antidote  against, and remedy for colds.  Large bottle, "35 cents,   au deaiera.  When headache and fever are present with  a cold take Mathieu's Nervine Powders to  reduce the fever and allay the pain. J. I,.  Mathieu Co., Props., Sherbrooke, Que.       (K)  Distributors for Western Canada.���������  FOLEY HROS., LARSON & COMPANY  Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon-  -mmmmmssmma  TENDERS WANTED  Tenders will be received for twenty  tons of wheat, up'to the 20th of November, 1912. Samples must accompany  each bid. The terms are cash, f.o.b.,  Greenwood. The lowest or auy tender  not necessarily accepted. ' Address:  Greenwood Poultry and Pet Stock Association, Box 23, Greenwood.  Fine Engraving  In Sepia  of the  Borden   Cabinet   for   Readers  of   the   " News - Advertiser."  ET VERYONE wants a picture of the members of the Government of Can-,  _   ada.   The "News-Advertiser" has had prepared for the exclusive use -  of its readers in this province a large engraved plate of Rt. Hon.  R.  L>  Borden and his Ministers. ......  The group is redrawn from the latest photographs ofthe eighteen- Ministers,  who compose the advisers of His Royal Highness the Governor-'  General.   It is printed in sepia on heavy board ready for framing, and will  be ofthe greatest educational value in the home, the school and the library.  The Prime Minister, Hon. R. L. BORDEN, occupies a central position,  and is shown standing at the head of the Council Table. ' Seated about him  are his colleagues.  Dimly in the background the features of Sir John Macdonald look down ,  ou his successors. ,       .������������������"...  How   to   Obtain   the   Picture  This fine engraving, of which a limited number have,beeu prepared  will be sent ��������� *���������  FREE  OF CHARGE  to new subscribers, or lo old subscribers, who renew their subscriptions for  one year (#3.00).  For out of town subscribers the picture will be tubed and postage  prepaid.   ��������� ' ���������   .  Non-subscribers may obtain copies on payment of 50 cents. Il mailed  ten cents extra for tubing and postage.  Applications and remittances (cash must accompany order), must be  made to  THE   CIRCULATION  MANAGER  "NEWS-ADVERTISER,"  VANCOUVER,   B.  C.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  Nelson,  The Only Up-to-Date Optical  Department in the Interior.  B.  C.  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF YALE H0LDEN  AT GREENWOOD  In the Matter of Andrew Donohue, Deceased,  and In the Matter ofthe "Official Administrators' Act."  T^AKE NOTICE that by order of the  ���������^ Honorable Mr. J. R. Brown, made  the 20th day of June, A. D. 1912, I was  appointed administrator to the estate ofthe said Andrew Donohue, deceased, aud  all parties having claims against the said  estate are hereby required, to furnish  same, properly verified, to me on or before the lSlh day bf December, A. D.  1912. And all parties indebted to said  estate are required to pay the amount of  their indebtedness to me forthwith..  J. A. BROWN,  Official Administrator,  Keremeos, B. C.  Dated this 12th day.of Nov., A.D. 1912.  Stands for Quality and Dry Feet  Full Line of Gold Seal Rubbers Now In  BROWN'S, - FERRY, - WASH.  t  V  Y  X  X  X  X  Y  ������������������?:  X  X  X  %  ifr>Q4<&^M><><ri<rt<ri&M$<r<r<M  T.  creditable pack for the Department prizes the following, year,  may secure a diploma certifying  the same from the Department.  NOT HIS FAULT  be secured.  Tho class of instruction furnished I ty-iivo por cent, for efficiency in the  by tho oxports,  employed by tho packing school, and who put up a  Terrible as it is to be Blain in  battle, there is ono thing the soldier  fears worse, declares a veteran.  That is to miss the honor in taking  part in a great battle, and to die  ingloriously at homo, when his  country needs him. An artilleryman from Michigan brought this  out during the Civil War.  The man had only just gone to  the front, and had seen no real  fighting. One day while on the  march he fell and was run over by  the gun carriage. He was so badly  crushed that, sorely against his  will, he had to be furloughed and  sent home.  While he lay in bed under the  doctors care the battle of Gettysburg was fought. The man feared  he would die, and keenly regretted  that, since he must go, it could not  have been on that glorious field.  He called upon the doctor to hear  his last request.  "Doctor, if I go, promise me  this: that my stone shall bear these  words: 'Killed at Gettysburg, in  the front of battle.'"  "But you weren't," objected the  physician.  "I know. But it wasn't my  fault. If you can't say that, then  say, Killed at Gettysburg���������during  a temporary absence at Brookfield,  Michigan.' "  90000000000000000000000000  THOMAS  ���������    CLOTHES CLEANED  PRESSED AND REPAIRED  TAILOR - GREENWOOD  ������  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  ���������nab n/r'&MeteifVt'  mmm  It'������ the CLEANEST, SIMPLEST, and BEST HOME  DYE, one cun buy���������Why you don't even have to  knowwhut KIND of Cloth your Goods are mado  of.--So Mistakes are Impossible.  Send for Frea Color Curd, Story  Booklet. and  Booklet el vine results of Dyeing over other colors.  The JOHNSON-RICHARDSON CO., Limited,.  Montreal. Canada.  L0RNE TERHUNE  Will be pleased to meet his  many friends at the     .   ,  0. K. Cigar Store  Copper St., Greenwood.  All the' leading Tobaccos  and Cigars and Cigarettes/  Candies for the Children.  a\  Greenwood FEED Store i  Get Your FEED  from US  I Adams & Brown, Props.  1 PHONES        -        5L and 5R  ������J  Innocence is its own defense.  Keep your mouth wet and your  feet dry.  Thu  family  remedy   for   Coughs  and Cotdo  "Sliiloh costs so little  and does-Bo.muchl'.  0y  696  V  THE wonderful  success of Fit-  Reform is due to  the fact that it enables  thousands of men, in  every part of Canada, to  wear garments designed  and tailored by masters  of the craft.  Whether you select the  lowest or the highest  priced garments, you will  find the same attention  has been given to every  detail.  An inspection of our  Wardrobes will show you  better than words what  Fit-Reform   offers  you.  'Oi  &W..ELSON,  _\       Greenwood, B. C.  n  i'l  II  i \  :/  'i

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