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The Ledge Sep 6, 1906

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C..  ��������� The -11 id way & Vernon railway  is''dealing with an English syndicate hi,reference to building.the  road.  John Angrignon,1 Mrs. Angrig-  non and family returned Saturday  from a visit to friends in New  Denver.      .  Tomorrow,there will be a Labor  Day at the Mother Lodej and the  Creenw'ood-baud will harmonize the  proceedings   J. L; Coles; of Coles & Frith,'  left Saturday for a two weeks'  hunting trip ]up the AVest Fork of  Kettle river.':'^  The outer fringe of the frost belt  moved into Greenwood last week  and the Windsor turned on the  steam heat yesterday.  J. M. Simpson, of Grand Forks,  was drowned-last Sunday while at-  temptirig-to ford the river about  five miles from that city. s���������.  It will take about two months  for the B. C. Telephone company  to . complete,, the work they now  - have .under, way in .Greenwood.  ' Miss Young leturned this week  from a visit to friends in the East  and- is again in charge of the millinery department of Rendell & Co.  The fly season is practically over  and   it  is   safe   to decorate your  .house with  wall paper.    You can  see the latest patterns at the store  of Smith & McRae's.  .A. Shilland, secretary of Sandon  Miners' union, wishes to know the  address of Wm. Sinirl, brother of  Thomas Smirl, who died Jat Sandon a short time ago.  John McPhee of New Denver  is on a visit to the city, and in the  the past two days has shaken  hands with more Slocanites than  are left in that district.  Proctor Joiner, who ha"s been  manager of the Russell-Law-Caul-  field company for the past two  years, leaves next week to accept a  position in Spokane. His many  friends in the city wish Mr. Joiner  every success in the future.  The annual meeting of the Bus  sell-Law-Caulfield company was  held Tuesday evening. Duncan  Mcintosh was elected president,  Thomas .Hardy, vice-presideut, and  James Russell, secretary-treasurer.  The auditor's report showed a large  increase" of business during the  year. To fill tho vacancy caused  by the resignation of Proctor  Joiner, Jas. Russell was elected  manager.  ' I. Oppenheimer and Mrs.' Oppenheimer of Vancouver aro visiting their son,: Dr. Oppenheimer.  Mr. Oppenheimer a,nd his brother  David were the founders of the  city of Vancouver, aud for years  both served on the aldcrmanic  board. Stanley park is one of the  results of the policy advocated by  the brothers in 1887 and 1888 for  setting apart areas throughout the  city for public parks. Much of  the prosperity of Vancouver is due  to tho emjrgy and. business ability  of the two brothers in the early  days of that city. Our mayor and  aldermen might profit by a talk  with Mr. Oppenheimer on Ijpw to  build a city,  Rain is due to reach Greenwood  this month.  Another 1,000 feet of diamond  drilling will be done on the Hesperus.  At a sheriff's sale in Arrowhead  a one-half interest in a 30 foot bit  brought $1,025.  . Fresh assortment ��������� of Jacobs,  McCormick and Christie's biscuits  always in stock. ��������� The, Russell-  Law- Caulfield Co.  Smith & McRae will have a sale  of chinaware lasting ten days. It  will commence on the 10th and end  on the 20th of this month.  Manager' Stowe, of the bank of  B. N. A., returned on Sunday from  his holiday trip to Frisco. He  thinks it will take ten years to  efface the aftermath of the April  earthquake in that city,  Oiling the streets of Greenwood  a la the roads of California would  be an effectual way. of mitigating  the dust-evil. Unfortunately we  are shy of oil wells, although there  is an oil company in the city.  The Lfdgi; has installed a bran  new machine for making. carbon  when Jack Frost, that enemy of  high-spirited thermometers, blows  his Arctic breath through the apertures in the broad expanse of glass  that adorns the front of this typographical, palace. ...This new machine renders it possible for a few  beloved . subscribers':' to'-ante'wood  ahead of the deal.���������-���������    .-'��������������������������� -  Joe Athcrfcoii is a printer "with  considerable nerve. Just as the  meat shop was moving out he  moves into Sandon and starts the  thirteenth Slocan paper. , There  may be luck in odd numbers, and  it is to be hoped that on the top of  twelve journalistic graves Joe may  build a paper that will blow some  life into what was at one time the  most typical mining camp that  ever nestled in the hills of silvery  Slocan. Joe is no relation to Ed  Atherton. Ed. is still in Sandon  cashing cheques and talking about  the days when Watson was the  greatest city on Bear lake.  Owing to the illness of Earl Grey  at Nelson, tho visit of the Vice-  Regal party to the Boundary has  been postponed. At Winnipeg an  electric bulb in his Excellency's  room exploded and the glass  pierced his eye. This has given  him considerable trouble necessitating his cancelling engagements  in the Northwest.     A severe cold  Dr. Matheaon is in Nicola this  week.  M. L. Grimmctt has left Sandon  and opened an office in Nicola.  . Bill Springer is looking-at some  mining properties in Aspen Grove.  ' A dispatch from New. Denver  says that Big Sandy will.soon again  bo day king of the Newmarket.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Works, Nelson, B. C.  Paste it on your looking glass  that the special sale of chinaware  by Smith & McKue will commence  September 10.  We are doing the grocery business of the town, but still we can  handle your order satisfactorily.  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.  Johnny Langstaff is now giving  soothing, syrup to the Ash croft  Journal. John is a clever writer  when .awake, aud probably, has  read more novels than any other  editor iu B.C.  Mrs. Jennie E. Harris is in fie  city this week. As Mrs. Harris  probably owns more claims than  any other woman-in Canada, she  finds the mines and smelters very-  interesting in the great Boundary  district.  No painter boosts hi? business in  this paper, but just the same the  editor would like to see a craze for  paint strike this second Butte.  Some red paiiib is occasionally  splashed around* but the shades  that are put on with a brush are  more charming to the eye of an  artjstic strauger.  ...fitter��������� will .sometimes, prevail-  over mind, as is evidenced by the  page dispatches in the daily yellows  this week from Goldfield, telling of  two pugilists who fought with their  fists instead of their mouths. .The  incident seems to have caused the  biggest boom that Goldfield has had  since John McKane struck the camp  and bought all the fizz in the  market.  Coroner Black held an .inquest  yesterday morning, with E. G.  Wasren (foreman), A. J. Morrison, Philip McDonald, W. F.  Smith, John McKellar, and James  Sutherland as jurors.' A verdict  was returned "that Clarence M.  Stelle came to his death on the afternoon of the 4th September, 1906,  by coming in contact with a live  electrical wire, while making connection on 2,000 volts wire at the  B. C. Copper company's smelter at  Anaconda, B. C."  LABOR DAY  THE LIVE WIRE  contracted in coming through the  (.'rows Nest, aggravated the injury  and he was forced to remain quiet  ac Nelson for a few days. His  Excellency sends his sincere regrets to the mayor at having been  forced tp disappoint the people  here.  W. F. Smith, one of the oldest  merchants iu Greenwood has sold  his mercantile interests to his partners, the McRao brothers and will  leave tho city for Spokane some  time this month. Ho has sold his  residence to Alex. Sanderson, but  still owns considerable real estate  in Greenwood. Mr. Smith will  probably settle down in Spokane  or some other American city where  tho educational institutions are  more extensive than those in tho  Boundary. The two firms, Smith  & McRae, and McBao Bros. &  Smith, Limited, will now be amalgamated and the name changed to  McRae 'Bros., Limited, Tiik  Lkikik rogrels the passing of Mr.  Smith from tho Boundary business  world, but wishes him the prosperity that any Canuck from Lambton  county is justly entitled to.  The live wire has increased the  death roll in the Boundary by two  within a week. Ronald Mclnnis  touched a wire in Phoenix, and  was killed almost instantly, 2000  volts passing through his body.  Mclnnis was a married man having  a wife and six children in Nova  Scotia. The coroner's jury censured the Grauby company for  their failure to prevent wires from  becoming alive that were understood to be dead, and further recommended that in the future the  cables spoken of in the  evidence be secured in such a manner that they- cannot endanger life  under any ordinary circumstances.  The second death occurred at the  smelter of tho B. C. Copper Co., in  Greenwood about noon last Tuesday. Clarence M. Stelle, while adjusting some wires in someway  touched a live 'wire and 2200 volts  of the deadly "juice" passed  through       his        body. His  right hand was burned off  while his chest and left hand  showed the havoc of the powerful  current. Hj fell to tho ground, a  distance of about 35 feet, and died  while being taken to tho hospital  ���������in . tho ambulance. Stelle was 28  years of age and belonged to 'Frisco.  Ho was unmarried, and has a  brother and sister somewhere in  tho Stales. Stel lo was .three years  with the Allis-Chalmers Co., being  more of an electrical machinist  than a wiro adjuster, llo had recently arrived in the Boundary  after an unsuccessful attempt to  obtain tho position of city electrician in Nelson. He was a member of tho I. 15. W. Union, having  joined that organization in Boise,  Idaho,  The unions of Greenwood and  Grand Forks celebrated Labor Day  by. a pic-nic at Cuilew, Wash.  There were about 1,000 iu attendance from the Boundary and Republic. -The brass bauds of Greenwood aud Grand Forks furnished  tho music and the bagpipes got in  occasionally. The music was much  appreciated by the large concourse  of people.  Rev. Henry Steele, of Grand  Forks delivered an address on  labor which was well received, except by one individual who declaimed audibly that the capitalists  ought to be killed. Mr. Booze  was really responsible for this interruption. Mr. Steele said that  many people calling themselves so  were nob really socialists, and he  claimed that blowing up capitalists  with dynamite would nob cure  inequality. He thought that labor  should control the machinery of  production.  Dancing was the principal attraction of the day aud added much  to the pleasure sf thVoecasion." In  the sports the following won  prizes:  Men's foot race, 75 yards���������W.  Destail, Republic, first; Joe Burby  Grand Forks, second.  Boys' race, under ,16, 50 yards���������  McMillan, Deadwood first; Mickey  O'Connor, Grand Forks, second:  J. Summer, Republic, third. ������  Girls' race, under 16, 50 yards���������  Bsrnie Kuchne, Republic, iirst;  Jenny Sullivan, Danville, second:  Grace Rose, Republic, third.  Married ladies' race, 50 yards-  Mrs. Dogdcn, Danville, first; Mr?.  Carr. Republic, second.  Running jump���������Archie Murray,  Grand Forks/iirst; J. McLaughlin,  Greenwood, second.  Standing broad jump���������F. Hed-  den Greenwood, first; J. McLaughlin, Greenwood, second.  Running hop, step and jump���������  Archie Murray, Grand Forks,first;  W. Destail, .Republic, second; R.  Lawroy, Deadwood, third.  Throwing shoulder stone���������W.  Miller, Grand Forks, first; J. Mc-  Laehlin, Greenwood, second.  Swimming contest���������Joe Gavan-  augh, Grand Forks, first; Joe  Thompson, Boundary Falls, second. - ���������  Grand Forks defeated Greenwood iu the tug-of-war which was  tho most exciting event of the day.  When packing your grip before  leaving for the fall fair, be sure  that you have a few boxes of. Royal  Seal cigers.  which construction is being pushed  vigorously along aud shows that an  earnest endeavor is being made to  have this portion of the line completed by November.  While C.P.R. officials are reticent as to future movements, .it  may be accepted for a fact that the  railroad will'reach Aspen Grove  early next year. A further eight  miles of construction has been let  which would bring the road to  Qnilchena, and the surveyors are  busy on the location line between  that point aud Aspen Grove.  Whilesomediiliculty is being fouad  in obtaining an easy grade between  Qnilchena aud Aspen Grove, there  is every reason to believe that a  line for a comparatively easy gradient will be found that will not  prove too expensive for the permanent way and rolling stock and  will be of comparatively easy construction.  Grading is practically finished  from Midway to Keremeos. Large  quantities of material are reaching  Midway for use in the section to  Princeton. Consignments of steel  rails are'at Port Guichon for use  on the Cloverdale end. The engineers are still hunting for alow  pass over Hope Mountain.���������Nicola  Herald.   Advertise the Boundary-  George W. Cornish, of Greenwood has a hobby for mineral exhibits. Years ago he had charge  of the mineral exhibits from  Queensland shown iu London and  Glasgow. At present he is arranging to take a collection of the  ores from Greenwood and all surrounding camps to the fairs at  Nelson and Spokane. In order to  defray the expenses in connection  with the collection, and exhibition  of Boundary ores the Phoenix City  Council has already granted S75  and it is expected that the Greenwood City Council will make a  similar or larger grant. The business men of Phoenix, Greenwood  and   other   Boundary   towns,   to-  'TSttfct Air  sas&s&s sssfassas fiSfc8Stfs&saBSs&s&  On . the 28th August cheques  were issued to the holders of stock  in the Providence Mining company  in payment of a dividend of 50  cents a- share, a total of about  $10,000. This is the first dividend  declared in twenty-three months.  The failure to pay dividends regularly cannot be accounted for b}'  local shareholders, for .the mine  never has been in better shape, ore  is being shipped regularly and in  larger quantities and of higher  grade than heretofore. Development is being carried on and ore  mined as economically as in any  property- in the district. Therefore it has- been somewhat of, a  mystery that dividends have not  been of more frequent occurrence.  It is hoped that the management  will continue declaring dividends  and once the habit is formed it may  be found difficult to break away  from it.' Local shareholders are  to be congratulated on again receiving returns for money invested  after so long a rest from the worry  of surplus cash. The annual meeting of the company will be held  next monfh, when it may be announced that dividends will be a  regular feature in the future management of tho property.  gethcr with some of the mining  companies will no doubt contribute  liberally towards this highly  efficient manner of showing thousands of people what the mountains  contain in and around the coming  great mining and smelting towns  of Phoenix and Greenwood. Mr.  Cornish seeks no remuneration for  his time expended in connection  with this laudable way of advertising our staple goods, and merely  looks  to the enterprising people of j ^\iC  At a depth of 150 feet this week  eight inches of rich ore was struck  iu the Crescent mine, Skylark  camp, about a mile ami a half from  Greenwood. The -vein averages-  8200 to the ton in silver and gold,  the gold values running from $16  co 620. The crescent is being developed under the superintendence  of W. H. Jeffery, M. E. The shaft  is being sunk to the, 200-foot level,  when a compressor will be installed.  Five veins cross the property,  paralleling each other, and all can  be developed from the shaft now  being sunk. The mine is equipped,  with a20-horsepower electric hoist  and a No. 7 blower, which furnishes   air-  to   the   underground  workings, and to the blacksmith's  forge. The Crescent is owned by  Colonel L. T. Dickasou of Chicago.  H. V. Fuller returned to the  city last week and work has been  resumed ( n the Bay. The shaft is  baing unwateied. New machinery  will be added to the equipment of  mine,   including   an   electric  RAILROAD ECHOES  That the contractors arc getting  a move on is evident from the way  things are hustling at the various  camps. A largo number of men  camo up on Tuesday's train and  helped to swell tho already large  number of men eugaged in construction. From tho progress made in  the last two weeks it is obvious  that the contractors are pushing  construction as fast as men can  possibly do it, and steel laying may  be expected to commence in the  very near future.  A visit to the various camps  gives an insight into the matter in  the Boundary camps to supply the  few hundred dollars necessary to  defray the expenses. The samples  of ore will be in the form of large  tpscimens weighing from GO to 100  pounds, and after the Fairs are  over many of these samples will be  placed upon permanent exhibition  in tho Chamber of Commerce of  Spokane. Here is a chance to advertise the Boundary that'everyone should push along, both with  words and money.  The world looks like a full-blown  rose When you look at it through  the   smoke   of   a Kootenay Belle  hoist which has been purchased  through E. G. Warren of the  Greenwood City Waterworks Co.  The Bay is the only one of $he  hi"h grade mines of Greenwood  which carries only gold values.  Tho citizens of Fernie havo  grown tired of the telephone service given them by The Great  Cinch, and are besceeohing the IJ.  C. Telephone Co. to put in a system. Their repentanc? has come  too late and they will ha\e to suffer for tho K.ins of tho past.'  We have jusc received a fresh  shipment of J. A. Folger & Co's  coffee. Black berries, peaches,  plums, apples, banana?, and sweet  potatoes at the Russell-Law-Caul-  iield Co.  For particulars about headstones,  and monuments write to tho Kootenay Marble Works, Nelsoa, B, O.  W. fieogrc and Thos. Edwards  lave completed the year's assessment on the Eureka in Wellington  Ciinip. A shaft has been sunk 20  foot on a lodge from 12 to IS inches  wide and assaying as high as $103  in silver and gold.  Next month George W. Cornish  will resume work on tho Capital  Prize, adjoining the Helen.  John.Frost is doing assessment  work on his Deadwood camp prop-,  erties.  SIDLEY AND M0LS0N  B. G. Sidley's new store building is ncaring comp'etbn.  Walter Voylcs is tusscling with  a bad case of typhoid fever in u  Greenwood hcspital.  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cud worth, of  Sidley, are both sick with typhoid  fever. They have been removed  t) tho homo or Mr. Oudworih's  parents for treatment.  Thorp's mail team ran away on  Wednesday,    throwing  the stage  over an embankment and seriously  hurting one of the (passengers,-  Mrs. Arnold of Chesaw.  At their recent session the county'  commissioners granted  a number  of   saloon   men    licenses   to   run  saloons in the new townsite atOro-'  ville.     There was some opposition  to the movement.  Latest reports obtainable regarding the operation of the track-laying train indicate that the steel is  laid to within about 0 or 10 miles ���������  of Molson, and in a very few days  we will doubtless be able to hear .  the whistle of the locomotive.  There is a movement on foot to  haveagovernment town established  at Ornak, on the east bank of the:  Okanagan river between Riverside  and Pogue. The residents of both  these towns arc opposing the project.  . This is a very bus}' season for  the reservation "farmers. " They are  working both day and night to get  their grain iu the stack and are  favored with Jhe finest kind' of  harvest weather. Threshing will  be pretty well under way iu an-  '6'ther week or ten days. Ou the  whole, the crop is much better this  year than if was thought it'would  be a few weeks ago. There will bo'  a good, average crop. '  Work was commenced Tuesday  on the Poland China mine as a result of ;the stockholders' meeting -  held  in Chesaw last Saturday. ��������� It-"."'-,  was  determined  not to put in any   .  sort   of a  treatment plant for tho  present*  but to commence taking-  out ore and sack it preparatory to  shipment   when   the   trains  commence running-this far.     Work  will   be continued under the supervision of J. W. Coppock, recently  from Tippecanoe City, Id.iho.  The Molson merchants���������dry-  goods and otherwise���������who hoped  to get hold of some of the money  dispensed to the gang of foreigners  turned lose by the closing of Parson's last camp on Saturday, were  disappointed. Checks aggregating  S6,000 were distributed among tho  laborers and as soon as they got  their pay every mother's dago of  them made a. bee-line for the Midway road, cutting Molson out entirely.  John P. Porter, of Porter Bros.,'  the railway contractors, has purchased from Messrs. Hunter and  Slawson, a half interest in the Sidley ranch, comprising about 7,000  acres of land. Porter Bro-j. weru  attracted to the property b}' the  magnificent timber on it. It it; estimated that seventy miliiou feet  of marketable lumber cau be cut  on this side of the boundary line,  is now engaged in cutliug bridgo  timber for that portion of the Y,  V. & E., which is on the American side.���������Molson Jndi'puiidcut.  Develop your sweet taste- by tho  use of Webb's confectionery. It  can be procured in any quantity  from Smith and McRio.  On Howe Sound Jim Madden  was fined $200 and costs for starting a bushfire that caused a damage of $5i),()(i0.  A Little Pittsburg:  In Nelson, tho Nelson Iron  Works have couunencod tho erection of a much larger shop than the  one now iu use. The Works aro  crowded \nt.li,orders,.inany of them  from the Boundary, and at present  has work enough ahead to keep a  double shift running for over a  year. With two large iron work a  in its midst Nelson is beginning to  look like a little Pittsburg. ������������������  WM0ivWMf^^^^^^SSh$^m3m^S^ !- K ''  ���������?. 1  ���������. v i  a-  Greenwood, B. C., Sep. (i, 1 DOG.  THE GREENWOOD LEDGE).  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Creen-  wood, 13. C r mid the price is $: a year,  postage free to all parts of Cainula, United  States, Mexico arid Great lirituin. To  other countries it is sent-postpaid for  ������2.50 a year. Address all lotteis to The  I.edge, Greenwood, }i. C  JAS. W. GrtlER,   M tNAGEH.  GREENWOOD,   13. C,   SKI'. 6,   1906.  THE PURE MiiND  The pure mind can see nothing  impure or obscene- in art, nature,  or literature. There is no obscenity except as hallucinations that  ilit across diseased and perverted  mentalities. As an individual  thinks, or thinks he thinks so he is.  The mind that is impure can even  f<ee ob.������cenity in the falling leaves  or the Holy Bible. The mind that  is absolutely divine cannot see evil  in anything. To illustrate our subject wo print the following from  the Milwaukee Sentinel.  "Dr. Johnson's famous rebuke  of a female Anthony Comstock of  his day is worth recalling. Asked  by this person if he did not consider a certain statuette on the  mantelpiece "indecent," the bluff  doctor retorted, No, madam the  figure is not indecent, but your  question is. Which put the philosophy of the matter in a nutshell.  And the following from the Hamilton Spectator shows the prudery  of the cent belt:  '"On Sunday last, Judge Wells,  of "Welland, with two friends in a  cat-boat, attempted to make harbor at Port Dover in a rather stiff  breeze. The result of the effort  was an upset, tho three men being  thrown into the water, iu considerable danger of losing their lives.  "\Vm. Cooper, a Port Dover man,  *aw the danger and,' hastily 'stripping, swam'to the rescue, bringing  all three safely to land. He was  rewarded with a -35 bill.  But the ante-climax came later  when two women who were on the  wharf at the time appealed to the  ��������� town constable to have Cooper arrested for exposing his person in a  public place. Cooper has not yet  been arrested." *  Poor Cooper! Risked his life for  So, and shocked tho community.  Thus is bravery rewarded iu the  effete east.  All the buzz in East Kootenay  does not come...from the Gran-  brook Herald. Oyer thirty mills  are busy every day assassinating  saw logs.  Tin: Hedley Gazette wants its  burg incorporated. Best be sure.  Think of how tho sheriff had to  seize Slocan City in order to pay  the printer.  Tin-: Trites-AVood storo at Coal  Creek was robbed a few days ago.  Perhaps tho sinner who got away  with the goods was actuated by a  spirit of revenge.  ExDKiiin* is to have a church  bell, and the editor of the local  paper is delighted. No doubt he  gets up on Sundays and does not  live next door to the church.  chance for improvement in any  public service that does not pay  its servants sufficient wages ��������� to  keep them from the necessity of  looking for side money in order to  keep the wolf from haunting their  front door.  Tacojia is again becoming prominent. The street car line in that  city charges 10 cents to carry a dog  in its cars, although it still occasionally carries human dogs for  half the money.  In* Chicago a man killed himself  because he lost S200 by the breaking of a bank. If some chaps in  the Boundary had killed themselves every time they lost 8200,  several undertakers would now  have fortunes.  The more people talk about  disease, and the more doctors you  have in a community the more  sickness there will be. Germany  has more sickness than almost any  country on earth, and it also has  more scientific physicians and  theories about microbes than any  other nation in the universe.  In the United States bank managers seem to bo an uncertain quantity.     Tho manager of the recent  bad smash   in   Philadelphia  won  the confidence of ���������the people by his  piety,  while the chap in Chicago  threw   his   money   at   birds   and  bottles, and preyed upon the Norwegians    through   their   patriotic  feelings towards a countryman. In  China when a bank fails, the manager has   hishead   cut   off with a  sword.   The   system   seems  cruel  but   it     is   overoOn    yearss  ince  a      bank      went       flewey      in  Jossland      and      left   . the    depositors  stranded Jin the cold soup  of poverty.     AVe do not advocate  such   a' harsh    measure   for   the  United States,   but.   really,   if we  lived  over   there we would prefer  to  hide   our   treasure   in1 the ink  barrel  than  trust it with the ordinary bank.in that grand country  where so   many   finance   experts  have the mania for getting'.rich at  the expense of the dear, confiding  public.  VOICES ON THE WIRE >..  It takes a Hardy man to chase  two policemen.  This is the time of the year that  tho snakes go blind.  In rhoenix all  the people live  high, aad some do not live high.  Tiik Nelson News is making a  noble fight against the tyranny of  the Medical Council in Ontario  that shut a doctor from his profession because he did some advertising. A greater tyranny has  recently been practised upou a citizen of Nelson by the powers at Ottawa but the News is not myopic  and must look afar for subjects  that require editorial dissection,  cremation and fumigation.  Owing to Lowery's Claim having flown away to push clouds with  the angels we hope that the Post-  oflice Department will now get  down to business and hustle the  letters passing between Phoenix  and Greenwood. The bete noi:- of  his existence having disappeared  the worthy postmaster-general  might personally come west and  inspect the evils of our western  postal service. AVe will guarantee  that Lowery will keep his bull-dog  chained while the P. M. G. is  measuring the distance between  here cand Phoenix.  Tjie Hindus seom to have captured Vancouver according to the  way they swarmed into that city  j last week. No one knows who is  steering them against Canada.  Perhaps Preston has dropped into  India and is trying to improve his  record, or maybe the  Grits want  AVk miss the pen of Sid Norman  when reading the Outburst-Oiator.  Pki.vtek's ink is cheap in Greenwood but it takes money to buy  wood.   .  At . Fernio the typhoid microbe  fceins to have shoved tho lire fiend them ag voterB"at the next elcction  off the perch���������  "      There is no telling whata politician  Knpbrby  Hour is sold in China,  will (1������-    Wo ilr0 convinced in our  This is   oneway we get oven on jown   niind   iha* tho ranchers of  Chinese labor. i Nelson did not bring them over to  ������������������  ' pick berries, or that they como to  Do not send money abroad to|tIlis giorjous province in order to  advertise your town.     Fxpond it 1 obtain  cont,.o] of tlie Yjctoria Col-  with the local prosB.  Tut**-*; is enough of ore in the  Jiills aiotmd Gieenwoood to make  it apecond Butte.  Tiiu people of this nge are crazy  for.speed, and the C..P. JR. ie doing  its be6t to feed the mania.  Thr editor of the Grand Forks'  Gazette docs not.drink, but tells a  etory a foot long aboutvtarantulas.  Kay Partner! Always sip your  drinks and'you will never break  the sidewalk with your head in  the early moments of the mornlucr.  Vancouver, has been reetraiuod  from blasting out anew drain bo*  cause it wae liable to damage the  now NewK'Adi'crliHcr building. A  cane uu it were of a Curtoi-Cotton  jetting the beat of guti eotto:i.  ouist.  In somo towns policemen have  troubles of their own.    If they do  not   catch   all   the crooks who do  business in their burg the citizens  condemn  them.     If they do the  crooks are  offended and  become  indignant.    In all towns where the  lawless  clement is abundant the  guardians of the peace and treasure  should bo highly remunerated and  compoteut  enough   to  earn their  wages.     Chetp men as a rule give  a cheap service and tho salary of  police officers in this province are  not as a rule high enough to recompense really good men to enter  the fiervice.     AVhon a community  has trouble with its police the matter should bo properly referred to  headquarters witli a view of speedy j  improvement.      Thc;o   is   little  A night telegrapher will lay his  head within two inches of a working instrument and sleep as sound  as if he were in bed, says an old  government operator in Washing-,  ton, but if his own office call is  sounded by the instrument he will  awako on the instant. The telegrapher's ear becomes so acute that  the slightest variation in the working of the instrument is immediately detected, and the receiving  operator recognizes the 'voice' of  tho sender.  AVhile iu Newark, N. J., some  years ago I was called to the Western Union office by telephone.  When I arrived the manager said:  There's a man in Philadelphia who  wants to talk to you. I opened  the key and called Philadelphia.  The operator answered and I made  myself. known. How are things,  old boy? came back in answer, with  no name attached.  Tom Gessler, I said, and so it  wa?.  Now, mark you, I had never  seen or heard from my friend Gessler for three years, and had not  heard him send a word by telegraph  during that time. Heandlhad  worked on the same line for a year  or more, aud his sending was as  familiar to me as is your voice. *I  recognized his touch, and yet I supposed he was at that time in a Chicago office.  Yes, there's as much difference  between the sound of different operators sending as there is between  the hand writing of any two men  in the same line of business.  It is said that during the Civil  War, Jim Waite, an old time New  York operator, was sent to the  front by the government to work  on important wires. Ho one day-  got on to a wire over which important messages were being sent  by Confederates, and the result  would have been funii}' had it not  been so serious.  1  It was in Tennessee, or Kentucky, I forget which* Waite,  with his pocket instrument, got inside the Confederate lines, and  having learned that messages were  being sent over a certain wire  copped several valuable messages.'  Now this was nothing now, for  operators on both sides did the  same . thing time and again; but. j  Waite was ever-anxione. There  was an interruption in the middle  of a despatch and Jim was eager to  get the remainder. To urge the  seuder ho opened his key and  simply said G. A. Commissary,  The G. A.  meant 'go ahead' and  you. doing on this line? Get out^  or there'll be trouble. Jim didn't  even wait to discover who the man  was. Ho, said afterward that the  sender had a very familiar sound,  but he couldn't for the life of him  tell who the operator was.  But Jim found out four or five  years later. Ho was still working  tho . wires; this time in the old  Broadway office of tho AVestern  Union. One day a fellow walked  into tho office and asked for Jim  Waite.  The men met and lookod at each  other, but there was no recognition  of the visitor by Waite. In fact  they looked upon each other's faces  for the first time.  So you're Jim AVaite? said the  caller. Well, I'm glad to meet  you. My name is Mosely, and I  used to sign 0. R. in Charleston.  .  Then AVaite remembered. The  two men for a long time had  worken diflerent ends of a North  and South wire before, the outbreak  of the war, ami had become fast  friends without ever having met.  Still, Jim didu't know Mosely was  the man who had him to get off the  wire inside the Confederate lines.  AVhere did you go after stealing  those despatches I was sending  during the war? asked Mosely, aud  then Waite understood it all.  A SAD SPECTACLE  A cable despatch from London  to tho Torouto Mail & Empire  says:  There was a sad, dramatic scene  on Friday night in the churchyard  at Beaconsfield, at the burial of a  suicide, who shot himself after attempting murder. The jury's verdict was felo do se, and in accordance to the rules of the Church  of England, the dead man had to  bo buried between the hours of 9  and midnight. The coffin, closely  followed by the suicide's weeping  sister and other relatives, was  brought into the churchyard by a  special entrance. The mourners  grouped themselves around the  grave by the dim light of a few  lanterns. Close by stood the clergyman. For a few moments there  was a pause, the mourners evidently  hopingthat he would offer a prayer,  but the clergyman, in obedience to  the rubrics of the prayer book, did  not ppeak, and the coffin was lowered into the grave in tense silence  which was only broken at last by  the cry of the dead man's sister:  May God have mercy on his soul���������  more mercy than he has had from  man! Silence fell again, this time  to be broken by a man who advanced to the clergyulan and said:  ���������An; you a priest?  I am, was the reply.  Have you not said one prayer  over this man ?  Not one, the clergyman replied  with evident emotion. By what  right do you ask ?  By the threefold right of an Englishman and a Christian professing to be a member of the  Church of England, was the  answer.  The clergyman then said:���������The  law of England has been kept tonight.  By this time a largo crowd had  gathered, and a noisy sceue ensued.  ���������statements were always ��������� exaggerated until she .became .known in  school and Sunday school aB "a  little liar.". Her parents were  dreadfully worried about her, and  made strenuous efforts to correct  the bad habit. One afternoon her  mother overheard an argument  with her playmate, Willie Bangs,  who seemed to finish the discussion  emphatically: I'm older than you  because my birthday comes fir9fc, iu  May, and yours don't come until  September.  Oh, of courso your birthday  comes first, snecringly answered  little Nellie, but that is 'cause you  come down first. I remember looking at tho angels when thoy were  making you.  Come here, Nellie! come here instantly, cried her mother.  It is breaking mother's heart to  hear you tell, such awful stories.  Remember what happened to  Ananias and.Sappbira, don't you ''  Oh, yes Mamma, I know. They  were struck dead for lying. I saw  them carried into the corner drugstore.  >:  BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA t  PAID UP CAPITAL, $4,866,667  RESERVE FUND   -   $2,141,333  Transacts a general banking- business.   Interest  ^ allowed on Savings Acconmts, from  one dollar upwards at  current rates-  COPPER ST.  GREENWOOD, B. C,  :i  F. M. LAMB    ,-  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  GREENWOOD   B. C.  BANK   OF   MONTREAL  ESTABLISHED   1017.  PAID   UP   CAPITAL, $14,400,0001 REST, $10,000,000  UNDIVIDED PROFITS. $801,855.4.1  General Banking Business'Trnjjsacted.    Drafts issued on nil points, andJCollec  tlODH made at lowest rati s. '        ���������  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   )    W. F. PROCTOR,  Interest allowed atCurrent rates   /manager greenwood Branch  R.    ROBINSON  Is the only .shoemaker in  America who obtained a  medal at the Faris Exposition in 1878 for making the  Best shoes. Boots made to  order; Repairing neatly  executed.  COPPER  STREET,  GREENWOOD  ���������XK-ji^EZ-Jsafssii-ssi^aEe^z-iz-  MERGHANT  TAILOR - -  Special attention given to the  Cleaning and Repairing  Department  a  H  ft  M  & Copper Street, Greenwood  XSK3S3EKfflC3aKCHSffiH3Sa:  Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Eggs  and Finest Creamery Butter  always in stock. Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Poultry   Best Quality.  I  n@Q������9@e^8Oe90������������ee������e8990&99O������939&3$������C990 99099099999  _ 98 e������������99������������S(8������������������0������������������������e������������e09������C O8690O9989009OOO6O 9������������" *  The Kootenay|  Standard Cigar  Is made in Kelson.    Try a shipment and please your patrons.  J. C. Tnelin, Nelson  FURNISHED ROOMS  By day or week ; 82 a week  and up, at the Commercial  hotel, Copper street, Greenwood.    Bath Lin connection.  P. POUPARD  g  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay.  ������eo������e9O0������9eee������������e������eo������ea������999O09O0O999e<  >eo������9<gQ9oo0fto������9oe������3C99oo������������oe������ooaooo9O99O9oeooaoo<  Senator Tillman, of South Carolina,   tells of a little girl whose  E. W. W1DD0WS0N  CHEMIST AND ASSAYER  (Ijatc Aasnycr N'olson Smelter;  Gold Silver or Lead.eacn ;$i oo  Copper...... $1.50   Cold-Silver....$1 50  Charges for other metals on application.  BAKER ST., NELSON,  r, 0. Drawer, 1108. Phone, A67  LIVERY  Good Rigs and Expert Drivers.   Saddle  Horses always ready.   Hay, Grain and  1 Feed lor sale.  GEOKGE H- CHOPliEY  r  =^  'commissary'   was tho. last word  that had been sent.  Imagine   Waitu'H    surprise   to  hear,  instead of a continuance of  CONTRACTOR!  AND BUILDER  Dealer in  Windows, Doars,!  Turned Work and  Inside Finish.  SHINGLES, BRICK, ETC,  THE ARLINGTON  COPPER 8T. 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Few hotels in the great west  equal the Strathcona, and tourists from  every land will find within its portals  all tho essentials that create pleasant memories within the  mind of thoao who  .'. travel.  trlet.   Whi-iii located:���������Providence Camp.  TAKK NOTICE thot Thomiw Hemmorlunnd  Hugh McKi'o, Krcu Mliicr'n CoriiUeato No.  U,2fW5 U.SKWH, Intend lxtvdny������fpini(lafnhi'rauf  to ap|ily to 1Mb Mining-Jtocordcr for 11 Cortitlwito  of Iinprovcmontrt, for tlio inir|io.-.e of obiahilflfif  a Crown Orantnf ihu iibovo Ulalm  And further tnlcc. tlotlcc that acllon, undor  Kcctlon  H7    mii't   lie comiiiciKwl before thu  WNiuuii'O of ciujli OertllU'uti! of Improvement  Dated.Ujl3 jtflU i\uy of aihjimc, A. 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Power Furnished to mines  for hoisting and air-compressor plants, with a  guarantee that the service will be continuous.  Get our rates before completing your estimates  r  < >  THE CHAMPAGNE OF WATERS,  MACAUL'AY ON DEMOCRACY*  The Mineral Water Incomparable���������in  the Cafe, at the Banquet, for the House.  Nature's most delightful and beneficial  bequest to all mankind   ......  , GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO..  9M999������������9e������ee|9oe99e������oe9<B������������������������9������oee99eioe������ttoe99e99������999A^  15,000 Insurance for $2f.50  The new and up-to-date Tripple Indemnity  Policy of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee  Corporation, Ltcl.j.the largest accident company in the world.   Assets over $7,000,000.  FREDERIC W. McEAINE  DISTRICT AGENT, GREENWOOD, B.- C.  The Pacific Hete  Is under the management of Greig  & Morrison. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the bar contains the best brands of wines, liquors  and cigars in the city.  The Pacific Gafe  is conducted by Moore & McElroy  It is open day and night. The dining room is one of the largest in  the Boundary, and the lunch counter is. just the place to get a quick  ��������� meal.     '.Copper street, Greenwood.  tfr?^  Is the best furnished hotel in the boundary  district. Ic is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  -   at any hour, day or night. \  Ernest Jo Cartter,-'Prop.  999 '&OO999OO3e9990ea9999099Oe9ee9OG��������� 9999909 O8990O9  PHOENIX, B. C.  !':.Is opposite the Great Northern depot, aud is a delightful haven for tho weary traveler. Great veins  iof hot water run through the entire house, and  bathrooms are always at the service of those in  search of material cleanliness. The, dining room is  an enemy to dyspepsia while, the artistic appointment  of the liquid refreshment room makes the drinks go  down like eating fruit in a flower garden. The  sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big trunks. s  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop, |  ^(^9$e^^^������^9fS������^fi9^������������C������������0^������������9������W������9#999W9oS  Macaulay, the historian, wrote a  striking letter in 1857 to H. S.  Randall of New York, who had  sent to the author of the "History  of England" a "Lifo of Jefferson."  The occasion aeoirjerl to Macaulay  suitable for au expression of his  opinion of American institutions.  Accordingly ho wrote /it length.  The -Boston Transcript recently  published the letter, which in essential parts, is as follows:  "I have long been convinced that  institutions purely democratic  mustj sooner or later, destroy liberty or civilization, or both. In  Europe, where the population is  dense, the effect of such institutions  would be almost instantaneous.  "What happened lately in  France is an example. In 1848 a  pure democracy was established  there. During a short time there  was reason to expect a general spoliation, a national bmkruptcy, a  new partition of tho soil, a maximum of prices, a ruinous load^of  taxation laid on the rich for the  purpose of supporting the poor in  idleness.  "Such a" system would, in twenty  years, have made France as poor  aud barbarous as tho France of  tho Carloviugians. Happily, the  danger was averted; now there is a  despotism, a silent tribune, and  enslaved press. Liberty is gone,  but civilization has been saved.  "You may think that your country enjoys an exemption from these  evils; I will frankly own to j'ou  that I am of a very different  opinion.  1'Your fate I believe to be certain, though it is deferred by a  physical cause. As long as you  have been a boundless extent of  fertile and unoccupied land, your  laboring population will be far  more at ease than the laboring population of the old world; and while  that is the case the Jefferson politics may continue to exist without  causing any fatal calamity.  "But the time will come when  New .England will be as thickly  settled as Old England. Wages  will be as low, and will fluctuate  as much with you as with us. You  will have your Manchester and  Birmiughams; and in those Manchester.? and Binninghams hundreds and thousands of artisans will  sometimes be out of work.  "Then your institutions will be  fairly brought to the test. Distress  everywhere makes the laborer mutinous and discontented, aud inclines him to listen with eagerness  to the agitators,"who tell him that  it is a monstrous iniquity that one  man should have a million  whiie another oue am not get a  full meal.  "In bad years there is plenty of  grumbling here, and sometimes a  little rioting; but it matters little,  for the sufferers are not the rulers.  Tho supreme power is in the hands  of a class, numerous indeed, but  select���������of an educated class���������of a  class which is, and knows itself to  be, deeply interested in the security of property aud maintenance, of  order.  "Accordingly   tho   malcontents  are gently  but   firmly restrained  The   bad   time got   over without  robbing tho wealthy to relieve ths  indigent.   The springs of national  prosperity soon begin to flow again;  work is plentiful, wages riso, and  all is tranquility and cheerfulness.  "I have seen England pa98,threo  or four times, through such critical  seasons   as    I    have  described.  Through such seasons the United  States   will   have   to  puss in tho  course of tho next century, if not  in   this.     How    will   you   pass  through thein ?    I heartily  wish  you good deliverance; but my reason aud my wishes are at war, and  I cannot help foreboding the worst.  "Jt la quite plain thajyour government will never bo able to re-  jority is tho government, and has  the rich, ' who are always in the  minority, absolutely at its mercy.  "The day will come when, in the  state of New York, a multitude of  people, none of whom has had  more than half a breakfast, or expects to have more than half a dinner, will chooso a legislature. Is  it possible to doubt what sort of a  legislature will be chosen?  "On one side is a statesman  preaching patience, respect for  vested rights, strict observance of  public faith; on tho other is a demagogue, ranting|abouf the tyranny  of tho capitalists and userers, and  asking wl-y anybody should be  permitted to drink champagne and  to ride in a carriage while thousands of honest folk aro in want of  necessaries. Which of the two  candidates is likely to be preferred  by a workman who hears his children cry for bread ?  "I seriously apprehend you will,  in some such season of adversity as  I have   described,   do things that  will prevent   prosperity   from returning;   that- you   will act   like  people  who should, in a season of  scarcity,  devour all the seed-corn,  and thus make the next year not  of scarcity, but of absolute famine.  "There will.be, I fear, spoliation  will   increase tho distress.     The  distress will product) tresh spoliation.    There is nothing to stop you.  Your constitution is all sail and no  anchor.    As I said-before, when a  society has entered on  its downward progress, either civilization or  liberty  miist perish.    Either some  Ciesar or Napoleon" will seize the  reigns of government with a strong  hand or your republic will be a*  fearfully plundered and laid waste  by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in  the fifth."  Curious that Macaulay's fears  for America should not have been  felt by Americans themselves until  now. Even today, when in some  degree the symptoms he described  a half a century ago are making  their appearance, the American  people is more interested in the  situation than alarmed by it; for  the Americans, like the English,  rely with confidence upon the  Anglo-Saxon genius for working  things out.���������August Scrap Book.  she said.  ��������� Bettor read it, tho tall girl advised. You'll be serve not to send  it if 3Tou do. The top floor girl  opened tho envelope and perused  her letter slowly.  I think,  she said, that I will go  np stairs and write another.  He who smokes a 'Royal Seal  cigar will live to smoke another  day.  F. LtlEBSCHE*?  MERCHANT TAILOR  Silverton, B. C.  THIRTEENTH ANNUAL  SPOKANE  INTERSTATE  FAIR  * V  SEPTEMBER   24 TO OCTOBER  6.   I $06  Open Day and Night. Two weeks Fair and Races  $.'15,000 in Frizes and Furses. Larger exhibits in  every department; Big Poultry Show ; 85,000 for  County and District Fruit exhibits. Home Industry  Exposition, occupying new $0,000 building, filled  with working exhibits. Sensational free acts every  afternoon. Freo Vaudeville and Band Concert  every night.    Admission after 0 p. in. only 10c.  STARKEY & CO.  NELSON, n. c-  WHOLESALE  DEALERS  IN  Produce   and   Provisions  holland, chinese, japan  andfbiinoh bulbs, fruit  and. Ornamental  trees  for fall .planting. SEEDS IN  SEASON.. GREENHOUSE  PLANTS, Floral Work, Home industry.    Catalogue free.  HENRY'S NURSERIES  Seed house and Greenhouses  .   3010 Westminster Road  VANCOUVER, B. C.  For Program, Prize Lists and any other information, address  ROBT. H. COSGROVE,  Secretary and Manager,  olO^First Ave., Spokane, Wash.  NELSON  B, A. ISA\C  IRON   WORKS  R. W. HINTON  ENGINEERS AND   CONTRACTORS  FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS  When in Midway  STOP AT  Croweirs - Hotel  S. J. MICHTON  .   CRANBROOK, B. C.  Has the largest stock of Pipes, Tobaccoss  Cigars and Smokers' Sundries in the interior of B. C. Mail orders receive  prompt attention.  Repairing and Jobbing executed with Despatch.  Sheet Metal Work, Mining and Mill Machinery.  Manufacturers of Ore Cars, R.R. Contractors' Cars  Corner of Hall and Front Streets  Phone 59 NELSON,  B.C. P.O. Box 173  W*\  strain a distressed and discontented  majority.   For, with you, the ma-  Unsafe to Write Letters at Night  From 8 to 10 p. m., the tall girl  wrote letters. The next morning  immediately after breakfast she  announced that her time up to 12  o'clock would bo devoted to correspondence.  Surely you aro not going to  write more letters, said the top  floor girl. You wrote a dozen last  night.  I know I did, was the reply, but  I am not going to send them. I  never mail a letter that I write at  night. It isn't safe. I say too  much idiotic things. I only write  them as a kind of safety vol ve.  There are certain things I must say  to relievo my mind. After I get  those thoughts put down on paper  I feel better, but you couldn't hire  me to mail the letters.  I used to, but that was before  they got mo into so much trouble.  We let our emotions run away  with us when wo aro writing at  night. Wo get entirely too confidential. Under a shaded gas jet  we tell things that wild horses  couldn't drag from us by tho light  of day. Next morning we realize  what geeso we have made of our-  selvos, but if tho letters have been  posted it is too late to do anything  and we just have to sit down ami  wait for tho avolanche.  I still write letters nt night, but  only as a relief. This morning I  shall write to the same persons I  wrote to last night, but the letters  will not bo even first cousin to  those emotional epistles. These  will be safe and sane and warranted innocuous.  The top floor girl looked uneasy.  I wrote n Jcttermyself, last night  FRUIT In I0aud 2������ acre blocks  * '������'-" ' ON KOOTENAY LAKE  LANDS    For sale on easy terms.  J. E. ANNABLE  NELSON, B. C.  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO, B. C,  Is a comfortable homo for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  THE MAIL STAGE  M. Gillis,Prop.  (JKEENWOOD TO  FERRY, WASH.  Leaves Greenwood at 7.-SO  a. m. each day. Returning,  leaves Ferry on arrival of  Great Northern train. Offiice at  ROSSLAND   HOTEL  Copper Street  Grambraok Hotel  CRANBROOK, B. C,  Is convenient to all depots, telegraph offices and a  banks in the city. Special attention paid to tourists, J  commercial and otherwise. The cuisne is excellent,, ������  and all guests receive courteous attention. Touch %  the wire when you want rooms reserved  * HOGGARTH & ROLLINS, Proprietors.  t  Kootenay Engineering Works  NELSON,% C.  Founders, Machinists and Iron Workers.   Makers of the Crawford  Aerial  Tram.    Castings,   Builders'  Materials,  Mill  and Mining Machinery  P. O. BOX 493. B. C. TRAVIS. MANAQER.  CANADIAN  EXCURSION TRIPS EAST.'  $86.28  Winnipeg, Port Arthur, St. fanl, Duluth,  Sioux icily.  Kansas City. $60.90.       St. Louis, S62,6s3  Chicago, $66.65.  On Sale August 7, 8, 9: Sept. S to   10  Final Limit, Oct. 31st.  TORONTO, $79.30, Onlsale Sept. 8, 9, 10  Limit, Nov. 30th.  MILWAUKEE, $64.85.   On site August  7, 8, 9.   Limit, Oct. 31st.  Through rates all stations Ontario, Quebec, New York,  New England,  Maritime provinces on application to local agents  or ���������write  J.: 8. C/UtTKIt, D. P. A., Nelson.  IS. it, COYl/K, A. G. T. A. Vanoouvci  THE MIGHEL H0TEL  Still retains its supremacy as he t best hotel in the KootenayF.  Ostermoor Mattresses  Clean linen and Good Cooking  Excellent hunting in season.    Good trout fishing in the Elk  river and neighboring streams.    Address all communications to  Thomas Crahan, Manager, Michel, B. (J.  2S83EB23SE&3E  oss  ST.    E>L>MO  Is the Leading hotel iu  TRAIL, B. C.  James Dawson   -   Propr.  J.  D.  ANDERSON  Civil Engineer and Provincial  Laud Surveyor,  TRAIL, B. C.  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C��������� has a line of nerre  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain town of the Great West. A  glass of aqua pun given free with,  spirits meuti.  J. R. Cameron.  In thn matter of the "Lund Bwlsfcry Act" nnd  In the winter of the Cortlfleato of Title No.SMOn  to ixn undivided half of lot WS Oroup ono known  as thn ������������������Rhrolurlo Dhu" mineral clslm,  WHERKAS It hns been proved to my satlf-  fnctlon thntOcrtltleatc of Title No.K>0to for an  undivided half of hot AM Qcwp one known us  "Kndorlo Dim" mJnnrnJ clnim registered In the  name of Walter b D'Aeth nil* lioiin l������st orilt������  etrc.vod and upplluntlon hns Ik'ou aad������ to mi  furs, duplicate thereof.  Notion li hereby given th*t such dnptlcnto  Certificate will bo lnsu������l one month from the  (lute horcof unle<������ In the inoantlmo euusc to the  contrary be ithown to me In writing.  , DuUd till* UOth diiy of July. 1KW,  \V. II.KDMONIIS  ItJitrJct Ko>'totrar.  Tf^E]VIO|S[T HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold iu  t**e safe.  MevIoi7G   6c   TncgilJUs  Leading Tailor of tho  Kootenays.  Sandon, B, C.  JSieaimai^kctHotel  Is the home for nil tourists  andmillionaires visiting New  Denver.  British   Columbia.  HEHRY. STEGE.   PROPR.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Porks, B. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  The Reception Hotel  In Camborne give* all its putrons  the purest food, drink and cigar*,  -'��������������������������� James Lindsley" Prop.  The Windsor Hotel  of Grand Forks, B, C, eaten to  miners, mechanics and smelter mea  A. B. Sloan, Manager.  Blue Prize, Henry Vane,  Columbus and Havana Ark  CIGARS  arc Union Made Cigars, tnarle by W. ?,  Kilbourue & Co., Winnipeg and sold ������������'  Hugh Niven. Prop, the road by r^agb hqrtq������n.  (. /Greenwood, J'!. <J , Sep. ���������(>, 1 L������G(>.  ���������'i' 1112 a ren:.M wt>o1.) :'i ,e dg r  Now is the time to  set ,yojir  FALL SUIT  and   OVfcRCQAT  ���������^Ve have a finu range 1  ��������� of Suitings and Overcoatings.  Call and see the new  .'���������s^^^.^-i;!......,,,,^^   I    -1  Fall Fashion Plates.  W,    ELSON,   C������PPer'StrSCreenwood.���������  Synopsis of Game Act  ���������No persona can export out of the  ilunits of British ,Co.luinbia any  .animals or bi,i;drf mentioned in the  .Game Act, ,othor than the holder  ,of a game license.  ��������� Trout must not .be .taken ,under  ,������> inches in length. The use of  .."ahnon roe for trout fishing is unlawful.  The ,eloF,c season ..for trout is  .from ���������Jsoveniiber 1.4 fa March' 2<jr.  Deer mtis.t not be hunted with  (dogs at anytime. lb is illegal to  .s,ell deer on Vancouver Island at  .any time. Buck deer may .be sold  on the mainland from September 1  ".to November 15.  ���������The sajle of all kinds of grouse is  ,prohibited.  The close season for .cariboo, elk  and moose, is" from January 1 to  August 31. Cow .moose, ewo sheep,  cow cariboo, fawn deer, calf moose,  ,calf cariboo and lamb mountain  .sheep, cannot .be k.illed at any  -time.  Tj^e ,olos.c season for deer, mountain sheep and mountain goat, is  Jtrom Dece/mbcr lb to August 31.  The close season for duck of all  jkinds, including snipe, is from  March 1 to August 31. North of  .the 55th parallel of latitude it is  ..unlawful .to shoot duck of any  -kind or grous.e, including ptarmigan, froni March 30 lo Sept. lo.  The close season for grouse of all  ikinds is from January 1 to  August .31. English partridges,  .quail and pheasants cannot be  killed at any tunc.  It is, however, usual for the government to allow cock pheasant  .shooting on the mainland from October 15 to December 15, and quail  and cock pheasant' shooting on  yan.cpuy.or Island from October 1  ,to December .31 in each year.  Game cannot bepu,t,in cold storage at any .time.  . Beaver cannot be killed for six  .yeais from August 1. 1905.  ��������� Jack Robertson is moving from  Ferry to Alma.  Training; Him  1 Yeahs tell, Sis tab Gladys, said  1  portly old colored  woman, dafc  you and yo' husband has done had  a fallin' out'?  Yas'm, returned tho yellow and  somewhat younger matron whom  she addressed. Mistnh Bowersnclc  and muhse'f has sho'ly enjoyed  words, and I isn't ever gwino to  speak to dafc man ag'in forasmuch  as two whole day si Tell yo' how  'twuz, Aunt Miasmy. "We-all was  uh, 'spoundin' religion, and he  done   asparagused  de  Babdists ���������  "Well���������uh, law-suzz, honey!  What diffuncc do dat make?  None o' yo' folks am Babdists���������  Yo' all shoutiu' Mcferdists funi  'way back.  Yas'm hut one o! my first husband's cousins married a lady dab  had a brother dat was a Babdist  befo' (ley tuck and hung him for  somethin, I dunuah what���������and I  di'Ks told Mistah Bowersock he  couldn't stigmatize none 0' my  kinfolks wid impecunity. Aw,  lemme tell yo' Aunt Miasmy, yo'  gotter teach deseyuh men humidity  early in do game, or dey'll get  to thihkin' yo's skeered of 'em.  It is a rare occurrence for animals in a wild state to .select man  for a companion and friend, yet  well-authenticated, instances when  this has been done are a matter of  record. The following incident is  vouched for by a youug lady who  is a close and accurate observer:  Last week my brother, a lad of  12, killed a snake which was just  j in the act of robbing a song-spar-  j row's nest. Ever since then the  ! male spparrow has shown his gratitude to George in a trulygwonder-  ful manner. "When he goes into  the garden the sparrow will fly to  him, sometimes alighting on his  head, at other times on his  shoulder, all the while pouring out,  a tumultuous song of praise and  gratitude. It will accompany him  about the garden, never leaving  him until he reaches the garden  gate. George, as you know, is a  quiet boy who loves animals, aud  this may account in a degree for  tho sparrow's extraordinary  actions.���������Courier-Journal.  .   '      Specimens Wanted  David Boyle is in the Boundary  on a visit to lus son, J. B. Boyle,  the well known druggist of Phoenix.  Mr. Boyle, who is the superintendent of the Provincial museum in  Toronto is desirious of obtaining a  collection of B. C. ores for a permanent exhibition. This is a  grand chance to advertise the  Boundary without expense and  clairii owners are requested to  bring specimens of their ore to the  drug store oOYhiteBr'os., Greenwood, from whence Uiey will be  shipped to Toronto free of cost.  Those who are interested in, the  welfare of this great camp should  paste this in the face of the drift  and bring a sack of line samples  the next time they come to town.  Free advertising is not available  every day.  Armstrong,1 B. C,April ^,19'OG.  M. J. Henry, Esq.  Yancouver, B. C.  j Dear. Sir: The trees which you  furnished me this spring are the  best one year olds that I have  seen, as they are fine and straight  and with plenty of root, and in my  experience these are the best trees  that I have yet had supplied me,,  although I bought trees this spring  from two other nurserymen. I  may S'iy that I never saw such  good roots on such young trees. I  hope t) have the pleausre of giving  y 011 further orders in the future.  Yours truly  J. D. S. WALLBEIDGE.  Three old hunters were speaking  of the distance shooting of modern  rifles in the hotel lobby one night,  when they brought up recollections  of the guns they used to have when  they were boys. The Gist man  told how he had often broken the  old school-house windows from the  creek half a mile away, and the  second one told of shooting duck  from one county to another.  Calmly sipping his favorite beverage, the last man told how, up  in Tennessee,- he had rubbed salt  on the top of the bullets to preserve the game until he reached it.  The first two men gave. in.���������Atlanta Georgian.  Extract from testimonial in the  Keighley News: But I am thankful to say, after five weeks of your  Indian treatment . .. the girl can  read and write with her right eye  as well as with the left. This makes  tho ordinary ambidexterous person  look very silly.���������Punch.  Squire Skinflint (from Yaping-  ton, leaving dining room ef smart  city hotel)���������Gol   darn   the lyiu'  newspapers, anyway! I often an'  often read .that if you offered a  New York waiter ten cents fer a  tip, he'd throw it back at you.  Mrs. Skinflint���������It just serves ye'  right thet thet villain kept the  dime. Thet's what comes uv tryin'  to make a big feller outer yerself.  ���������Puck.   Languid Lanigan���������Yer want lo  practise de sudden-illness stuut,  Tommy���������yez can beat it. Torpid  Thomas���������Huh! Wot did de sudden-illness stunt evir get youse?  Languid Lanigan���������Why, dis morning I tried it on a kind housewife  an' she gimme a pony uv de  smoothest patent medicine dat  ever evaded the excise tax.���������Puck.  A Strange Road  The most wonderful wagon road  in America leads to the great copper mine near tho head of Kootenay lake, now being operated by  Boston capitalists. A little over  two miles of this road tost 832,000,  and Colonel Pierso'n says there is  nothing like it in America.  American Girl (at Windsor  Castle)���������Porter, is thero any  chance to get a glimpse of Queen  Alexandra?' Gentleman at the  gate���������I am not the porter. I am  the Prince of Wales. American  girl���������How lucky I am! Is your  mother in?���������New York Weekly.  New fall Suits-of .latest patterns and styles  and at prices that everybody can afford to wear  clothes, ranging in price from $10 to $20.  With each suit we give a suit-hanger, which  will always keep your suit in shape when not  in use, We have just received. over 200 new  samples from the largest and most reliable  tailoring house in Canada, the "Grown Tailor-  ing Co,/' which we sell at Eastern Prices and  guarantee every suit to give satisfaction.  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing and Gents' Furnishing'H.  i������M������f������i������������P^  What can I do for you, ma'am,  inquired the butcher.  Let me see ?^replied Mrs. Young-  loue. Have these sausage fast  colors?���������Chicago   Record Herald.  Beware of the woman who sits  and listens while yon do the talking. She probably has a desire to  know how big a fool you will  make of yourself.--Philadelphia  Ledger.       When Mohammed found that  the mountain would not come to  him he went to the mountain, you  know.  Yes, but he probably had a reasonable assurance that there was no  summer hotel tnere.'���������Cleveland  Leader.    Ma, who was that strange man  that came home with you last  night?  Why, Willie, yon must not speak  that way of hiiri. He is your new  papa.���������Chicago Record-Herald.  .   . .    . ."v  Chapleign���������I���������aw���������nevah associate with those���������aw������������������howid baseball playahs, doncher know. Miss  Caustique���������I suppose not. There  are some things that even baseball  players won't stand for.���������Chicago  Daily News.  The free .lunch is almost a total  srangcr in Greenwood.  Franklin is to have a postoflice  and get mail twice a week.  Charles Peterson is removing  from Anaconda to Spokane.  Born���������In Phoenix on August  30, the wife of D. Weir, of a son.  The funeral of the late Clarence  M. Stelle takes place this afternoon.  F. M. Lamb is doing some surveying at Westbridge and Canyon  City.  Bradstrcet's man is in Greenwood this week making a financial  assay.  Hunters report birds rather  scarce in the mountains around  G recti woood.  Houses are so scarce in Phoenix  that at least two families are living  iu the churches.  A 1,000 tons' of that 814 ore in  tho Mother Lode will net the owners about 810,000.  The sawmill at Cascada shipped  during August, 80 carloads of ties,  timber and lumber.  Duncan Iloss, M. P., leaves in a  few days on a trip to Vernon,  Kamloops and other points.  When you need job printing get  a. Hash of tho typographical  triumphs in Tun Lkdiir ollice.  It will not be ho very long before  tho mines within tho ^si.\ mile  radius of Greenwood will bo shipping 0,000 tons a day. That  means Homething.  K  We have taken every summer blouse and cut the price. -They will.go fast.,.It  is not; necessary to describe them, here���������they are all of the newest patterns, in  snappy styles, finished in the'' finest manner. ���������       ���������  You will be interested to know we are offering a line of Ladies' Taffeta Silk.  JUJ Underskirts in beautiful colors made with deep frill and dust frill, lengths'from  f)f\ 86  to 43.   These skirts arc guaranteed for three months."   Price only $8.00.  This is a chance to get a good silk underskirt cheap.       '       . v  LIMITED  The K. C. C. cigar will not run  at the next election. It will stand  its .ground all through the Boundary.  The steam laundry in Greenwood  is crowded with orders. The business of Phoenix is of large proportions.  Water has been somewhat scarce  in Greenwood lately, but the eity  still has a plentiful supply of other  fluids.  While E. Foyle Smith is away  on a vacation Percy Jackson has  charge of the firm's business in  Midway.  At Revelstoke the workingmen  are desirous of having T. J- Graham run on the labor ticket at the  next election.  The ICuskanook is the first and  only steamer on Kootenay lake  that carries a piano for the use  of the passengers.  Greenwood has three banks, but  in spite of this fact a man came  into This Ledge office this week  looking for money.  Thk Ledge added about 50 new  names to its list this week, among  the number Win. Whyte, one of  the strong men of the C. P. R.  '. There are a few mild cases of  typhoid fever here and there in the  Boundary. It is mainly due to the  effect of fear on the stomach and  usually does the largest business  in October.  In his hotel at* Keremeos, Jack  Way keeps a tame iattlesnake Le-  hind the bar. Perhaps he does  this for the warning of his customers, or he may keep ib to rattle  the bones for the drinks.  Al Gray, who stearnboated on  Kootenay lake in the days of the  Spokane, and owned one of the  first ranches near Nelson is now in  Nova Scotia. Not for good, but  just to see the old folks and get a  fish or two from the Atlantic.  Quito a number of Hindus are  working in the mills of the interior.  There are 22 of them at the Material yard, near Robson. They  get from #2 'to 82.25 a day, and  reports say they they aro not worth  any more. They never heard of  Pat Burns, and are vegetarians by  birth, education and habit. They  aro afraid of the cold'and anxious  to get back aB soon as possible. In  India they can live a life time  on 81,000.  MINKUAI- ACT ���������  Certificate of Improvements  NOrjCE  "Hope No 2"; Mineral Clnlm, situate in the  X, OrcKiiwond Mining Division of Yiilo Mm-  Irlct. 'Wlu'ro Ineiitwl: In Skylark Ciunji  nilJiiliiliiK Hi"Silver KIiib MIiiBi'alClnlin.  'PAKM N0TK5K Hint I, Koliprt. Doiilirim, I'ruc  1 Mitusr'n Itortlllcitti' No. iilllll, Intiuiil. iilxly  iluyH fromdiito Jiuicof, tu miply to thu Minim,'  Hci-iinliM'fur uCiirtlllcuto of Iin|.rovuini::it������, for  tli������|)tiriioM!ofql)tiiliiliitJii Crown Orniifc of tin;  llllOVI! cliilni.   "'  And further takn Inotleo that action, under  ncotoii 1)7, munt ho common cad Iwfoni t;.������  Mtmiioe of Hitch Cortlilcntoof Iiniirov������in������nH.  lMtwl thji. 8tl> day of .Juno, A. JJ. iwiit,  'EWILL BUY  200 Dominion Copper -.  $3 *>o   ���������  5000 Sullivan '.        07  2000 Denoro jUinea '. '.        06   ���������  5000' Canadian Gold Fiulds Syndicate        o$}<  WE WILL SELL  150 international Coal  $0 '68j������  1000 Xicola Coal ��������� '     06  1500 Pathfinder.' :   .-..'        04  1000 Diamond Vale "... .   .' ^ '��������� ��������� ���������       20  Wc buy and sell all active stocks.   Write  for our Market Letter and  Quotation sheet, Drawer 10S2: ��������� ���������   ���������  B. B; unOHTON 8c CO.  Mining: and Investment Brokers, Nelson, B. C.  BEALEY INVESTMENT AND TRUST CO. LTD.  ' nouses and rooms to rent.    Also a well furnished barber shop  on Copper street  MINING 5T0GKS, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  GREENWOOD.   B.   O.  Thu (J1 (J New &2iul Hand store, A.v L.  Dishes in full or  half sets, 97 pieces  to the set, 812.00.  97 pieces, Meakins'  Besst, 815.00.  Glassware at your  own price. See our  Water and Liquor  glasses. "We can  furnish your home  . complete.  WHITE & CO.  J. Q. MELVIN LaM  SANDON, B. C.  s*a,JtMfo'-D'   ���������'-:t������^^ Manufacturing  Jeweler  Setter,   Manufacturer  of1   Chains,  I,ockets and Rings, Wedding rings  11 ������������Hi   "1!U'e ������" short notice.  work Guaranteed  18t  ' (Silverware  Next Door to Beading Room  Mail Orders Promptly Attended p- ������- BOX 260  Ffl  v:  n-i  "i  &���������  ^iar^iiiii^a^rfi^^i^ffi^  A COMPLETE. STOCK   QF  AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT  ErSth  >  i  "VI


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