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Vol.   XXVII.
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THE  OLDEST   MINING   CAMP  NEWSPAPER   IN   BRITISH -COLUMBIA
GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 16,  1921.
No. 49
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House Furnishings,  Hardware,
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T. M. GULLEY & CO. y;
PHONE 28. ���-��� '    ^GREENWOOD, B.C.
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We can fill your wants for:���,
CANNED PEACHES,     PEARS,-  APRICOTS,
V~ PINEAPPLES^    CHERRIES,  vPLUMS,
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Also a full line of   "     ^^.',- ; ..
v   JXMS: AND   MARMAlibES
LEE & BRYAN
Phone 46
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Fishing Season Is Now  On
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GOODEVE'S  DRUG   STORE    ,
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We have just unloaded a car of
Flour and Cereals
Order your supplies from our new stock
TAYLOR <& JENKIN
PHONE 17.
GREENWOOD
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GREENWOOD, B. O.
The WINDSOR HOTEL is heated witli steam
and electricity. Fine sample' rooms. A comfortable home for tourists and travellers. Touch the
wire if you wane rooms reserved. The buffet is
replete with cigars, cigarettes, cooling beverages,
buttermilk atid ice-cream.
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Summer Diet
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u     .    - In warm weather fruit aud vegetables lessen the consumption    jft
of animal products,   Therefore meets should be selected with .the greatest    %
of care.   Buy the best.   Buy
BURNS' SHAMROCK
Brand   ���
HAM,   BACON,   LARD,   BUTTER,   EGGS,   SAUSAGES
P,  BURNS & COMPANY  LIMITED 1
Packing Plants at M
Calgary       Edmonton      Resina       Prince Albert       Vancouver   |j
There's No Guess Worlc About Long
Distance Telephoning
When you finish your conversation you know your message has been
received.   In addition, you have your answer.
Remember also.-you do not pay for messages not delivered���No talk,
no pay.
All the company's telephones are available for service day and night.
Special rates between 7 p.m. and 8 &.m.
BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY,
REAL VALUE
X        Buy a
Fit-Reform
Made to Measure Suit
Quite a   substantial   reduction^ in prices   ���
Youjr measure   taken   by   one
' who learned-the business
No Guessing
W.EIson 8 Co
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Real Estate & Insurance
Life, Fire, Health, Accident
- Automobile
Best Companies in   the  World    g
Enquire  as to Rates - |
Ranches For Sale .     |
,.      Auctioneer',
Call Anch See
CHARLES KING
GREENWOOD, B. C.
Spectacles of All Kinds
For Sale" and Repaired
WALTHAM WATCHES
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Ask'for Prices and 'Compare with' Mail
Order House -
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McELMON, Greenwood
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PRESSED AND REPAIRED.
TAILOR - GREENWOOD
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C.  V. MEGGITT
GRAND FORKS, B.C.
Dealer in Farm Produce, Railroad Ties,
Cedar Poles, and Fence Posts, Farm alid
Fruit Lands For Sale. List your lands
with me,   Have a buyer for good ranch
 JOHN.GRASSICK	
Watchmaker and jeweler
GRAND FORKS
Mail  your watch for Repair aud I will
mail it back.   Charges are moderate.
Greenwood Theatre
Gray & Clerf. Props.
ONE  NIGHT EACH  WEEK
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Commencing at 8:15 p.m.
{Catherine  MacDonald -
"The American Beauty"  in
"The Beauty Market"
A drama of society for people v/ho think
Sis Reels
" Also a Two Reel Toonerviile
comedy, entitled
"Skippers Narrow Escape"
For Sale
Team of horses, 2850 lbs. Set
of harness goes with team.
Heavy wagon 4��( in tires, used
only a few months. Light Democrat wagon, large heavy sleigh
and a light sleigh. Chains and
cant-hooks for logging.' Apply to
L. Putzel,
Greenwood.
Baled Hay For Sale
Baled hay for sale. Extra good
quality, mixed timothy and
alsyke.
Fritz Hausseker
Box 364 Greenwood, B.C.
I Around lome I
Hay cutting at Kettle Valley
has started.
Mrs, L. Bryant is vjsitiug her
daughter at.Trail.
H. H. Sawyer, of Caruii, was
in town on Monday.*;
Tom Walsh is able. to_be out
after his serious illness.
Service ia St. Judi-'s church
Sunday, June 19 at 7 30 p.m.
J. W. Clarke spent a few days
at Camp McKinney Ihis week.
. Chas. ,BuckIess, of Vancouver,
is spending a'few days in town.
B. P. Hardcastle, of Kettle
Valley, was a visitor to town on
Mondays        - "=��.'
Miss K. Kerby, of Grand Porks
was visiting friends in town last
Thursday.
J. D. Morrison.-has returned
from a trip' to Gimp'- McKinney"
and Carm'i.     ���"       - '        "" ���"'  '
-Wm. Jones, fir�� warden, of
Rock Creek,* was in.town on-' Saturday last. '
Jeff Davis, Archer Davis aud J.
McDonald, .of Grand Forks, were
in-town last Thursday.
Miss Bessie Johns, of Rock
Creek,-is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Sater.
-Mrs. J. Christian and daughter
of Christian Valley, were iu town
the first ot the-week.
3
Miss Cassie McDonald snd Mrs^
L. Lyons went to Grand Forks on
Saturday pn.a.short visit.  ���
Chief Fraser, Mrs. Fraser and
family-attended the .Chautauqua
at Grand Forks' last Saturday.
' Fred' Walters who has -been
employed'at -Klmbe'rley during
two months has returned to town.
; Get your wajl paner at .manu?
factttrers prices.- See tbe 1921
samples at Goodeve's Drug Store.
Ice cream will be served iu the
refreshment rooms, Copper St.,
eveiy Saturday afternoon-after 3
o'clock,
Frank Campolieto left for Cascade on Tuesday where he will be
in the employ of W. P. Tierney
& Co.        -
Geo. Bryan returned from Na-
uaimo on Sunday where he attended the the I.O.O.F. convention.
A.-Eustis, of the Bank of Commerce staff at Nelson,-is spending
his_ holidays   with   his   parents
here.
Miss Ruth Swanson returned
to Spokane on Tuesday morning
after spending a holiday in this
city.
Jno. McDonald, of Kimberley,
is spending two weeks vacation
with his sister, Miss C. L McDonald.
Cedar logs are being shipped
from Greenwood _ to Penticton,
where they will be used in building a log house on C. Manahan's
property.
"Jim Grier has again entered
the journalistic arena by starting
"The Lease" in New Denver, the
Lucerne of America.
Ice cream sundaes, ice cream
sodas, all kinds of soft drinks,
orange crush, lemon crush, lime
crush, cocoa cola at the Windsor
Buffet.
A petition is being circulated
throughout the district and which
is being largely signed, to have
Dad Hooper's sentence recinded
on account of his advanced age.
The Independent Meat Market
is now open all the time. We
carry only the best stock procurable its fresh , meats, hams and
bacon, ^ lard, sausages, head
cheese, etc,
Rev. H. Wright, of Grand
Forks, will conduct communion
services in Midway and Greenwood next Sunday, 19th hist,
m the Presbyterian Church. Service in Midway will.be at 10
a.m. and ia Greenwood at 7.30
p.m.
Prices of Liquor
Liquor pi ices in Brifcieh Colombia nnder the Government Control
Act, which came into effect on
June 15 were announced Saturday
afternoon by Hon. J. W. DeB
Farris, after a meeting of tbe cabinet in Victoria at which the prices
were confirmed.
Varieties of Scotch whiskey are
not-detailed in the price list passed
by the government All grades
are included in a list under a general price of H to 85 for a reputed
quart bottle. Price of Imperial
quarts will be $6.50 to $7.50 a
bottle, according to the brand.
Communication
Kettle Valley, B.C.,
f.     - 7th Juue, 1921.
To The Editor Of The Ledgk
Sir:
-   . t . With reference to the article
under heading of "A Correction" inserted hi your issue of June 2nd, I wish to
make known to the Midway Baseball
Club that it-was I, the undersigned, who
in the K. V. Notes of the previous week's
Ledge stated that Rock Creek was defeated iu the ball game of May 24th by
Toroda Creek. In writing this, I did notin-
tend or expect to cause any feeling of animosity, but as a believer in fair play and
just criticism, I contend that credit was
and is due the Toroda players for the
victory scored, the chief participants, in
the Midway team, hailing from"that
quarter, as the following list will prove:
"Midway"-team used George Manuel for
pitcher, Wm. Nelson for catcher both
permanent residents of Toroda Creek,
Wash. Two out o'f the three men on
bases were men, recent residents of
Toroda, namely Percy Hammerstrom and
.Wm Nicholas. The balance being made
up of Robt. Bruce of Kettle Valley, Hill
Hielscher, ..Thoinet and Willard Rusk.
Only the four latter' being absolutely
Midway men. ~ And after all is said
and done, does not the "game depend
mpstljy upoii thejefforts?~of tile-Pitcher
aud Catcher.
H. M. Moti,;"
Mrs, F. C. Stone, (nee Dr. Ida
Skelton) of Klamath Falls, and
uepbewMoe Skeltdn, of Portland
motored to Greenwood last week.
They are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Skelton,
It is very likely that a government liquor store will be opened
in Greenwood in a very short
tjime. Mr. Hall, of Kamloops,
representiag the commission was
in ��� town last week making arrangements for a suitable location,
P. B. Freeland, district mining
engineer, is spending a few days
in town-this week. -Mr. Freeland
inspected the Vendella- mine and
is well pleased with the'showings
there. The owners of this mine
are asking for a wagon road, and
it the values are sufficient the
government may build a road to
this new find.        *
Capt. Swayne left on Monday
morning by auto for Kamloops
where he will spend the next 3
months to recuperate his health.
He was accompanied by Mrs.
Swayne. W. H. Bryan took them
as far as Midway from there they
were taken the rest of the way
by Eric. Jackson. Miss Jackson
also went with them.
Robt. Lamout, of Creston, is in
town purchasing iron pipes, plate
glass, etc. He is very much
taken up with with this district
and says he never knew there
was so much timber in the Boundary. Mr. Lamont receives all
kinds of enquiries for timber and
grazing lands and hopes to bring
m a few buyers this summer.
On Tuesday evening last the
Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian
Church gave Mrs. S. P. Drxoa a
pleasant surprise party at her
home and which [resolved itself
into a "Farewell" as Mrs. Dixon
expects to leave shortly for Merritt where her husband is at present located. The eyening was
most happily spent in music, contests, etc. During the evening
Mrs. Dison was the recepient of a
dozen community tea spoons.
The .Ledge has always room
or one more ad.
Greenwood Public School
May, 1921
DIVISION  III
J. M. McKee, Teacher.
No. of teaching days '    -        ~ 21
No. in actual attendance     -     26
Perfect attendance - 16
Punctaality Percentage   -      90.32
Perfect attendance:
Eileen Bryan. Helen Bakkft,
Lewis Clerf, Lawrence Folvik,
Robert Forshaw, Lewis Mitchell,
Robert Mitchell, Laura Mills,
Malcolm McLeod, Allan McCur-
rach, Dick> -Morrison, Bertram
Price, Edward Parry, Marguerite
Ritchie, Margaret Royce, Mary
Skeltdn.
Proficiency List.
Senior First Reader: Margaret
Royce, Lawrence Folvik, Lewis
Mitchell, Edward Parry, Robert
Mitchell.
, Jnnior" First Reader:' Malcolm
McLeod, Meredith Fenner, Eileen
Bryan, Marguerite Ritchie, Mary
Skelton,. Daniel Kerr, Dick Morrison, Bertram Price.
Second Primer: Allan McCurrach, Arthur Cox, Helen Bakke.
First Primer: Mary Putzel,
Laura Mills, Roy Hallstrom, Alice
Ritchie, Lewis Clerf, Roy- Bakke,
Violet Benson.
Receiving Class: Robert Forshaw, Albert Kinsman, Charles
Royce.
"The Beauty Market"
������ Katherine MacDonald,' voted in
sixteen beauty contests the most
beautiful woman in the world, will
be-seen/at the Greenwood Theatre,
onSatnrday evening, Jane' 18," in
"The Beauty Maaket," a strong
society drama. ' Miss' MacDonald
depicts the part of a girl unable to
bear the financial strain of fashionable society and with too' much
pride to break away from the life,
fearing the derision of her "associates.
Baseball at Midway
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Chesaw will play at Midway
June 19th.
Curlew will play at Midway
June 26th.
Midway and Rock Creek met
fc>r_Jtlie 3rd time this season on
Sunday June 12th at Midway and
resulted in .a win for Midway
18-2. A large crowd attended
from Greenwood, Rock Creek and
surrounding district.
Airmen Protect Forests
Airplanes were used in the latter
part of last season in patrolling
Dominion forest reserves in the
West and the experiment will be
continued and developed this
season. This is the latest method
of patrol, but patrols wifl be con-
tinned with the aid of horses,
canoes, launches, and railway velocipedes, and on foot. Hundreds
of miles of telephone lines have
been erected on Dominion forests
to give quick communication between lookout stations and forest
headquarters. _ Lookout men stationed on mountain peaks or high
towers scan the horizon throughout the danger season and send in
warning at the first sign of smoke,
that fire-fighters may be sent at
once to the spot. Where there are
no telephone lines a system of
flash-light signalling, using heliographs by day and lanterns by
night, has been worked out. So
far as the funds available permit
the most modern methods. and devices are employed to protect the
great resources in our Dominion
forests.
Mining News
The Consolidated -Mining and
Smelting Company of Canada,
Limited, received 7137 tons during
the first week of this month.' The
shippers were:' Knob Hill, -Be-
public, 51 tons; Paradise, Lake
Windermere. 104 tons;' Company
Mines, 6982 tons.
It is reported that a wagon road
will be built to the Velvet mine
near Rossland. The road when
completed, will permit of ore from
the Velvet mine being trucked to
the smelter at "Tadanac, and it is
said it is the intention to push the
work to^an early completion.
Although there is a copjjjer surplus of 375,000,000 pounds available for home consumption in- the
United States, this is being depleted at the rate of about 50,000,r\
000 per month, according to A.1 G,
White, metal expert of. Boston,
Mass.   ���   .
Refinery output in America is atl
present about ,..40,000,000 , ponn.ds
per month which about equals current exports, he states. Home consumption is being almost entirely
taken care of from reserve stocks.
Wjth this condition of affairs existing, he expects 15-cent copper very
shortly, and 18-cent copper before
many monthB have passed.
At present copper in  British Coy
lumbia is slowly climbing in price.    \
The current "price ��� is about   13i
cents per pound for spot and about
a'quarter of a cent'a pound higher'
for future   deliveries.     Not, .long
ago"  iV Vasv"Vro"wn - to" 12- 'centsf-
.When the 14-cent'level'13 reached
the wages of the employees of the"
Granby    Mining,    Smelting   and
Power .company   at   the   Anyos
smelter '"���will   go up 25 cents per
day.    The smelter employees wort
on a sliding scale governed by the
price   of    copper.      About     two
months ago wages were reduced 25
cents per day as the rest of copper
falling below the 14-cent level.
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Housing of Poultry  "
Not all who keep chickens either '
in town or country  know .how to
secure the best results from their |
flocks. - -For-Iack-of-knowledge the =-'
chicks often develop into - spindle-
legged,   small-bodied,   poor-laying
creatures.    And yet any amount of*
instructive literature is published
and can be- had  without  cost by :
applying to the Publications Branch ;
of the Department of Agriculture -,
at Ottawa. Housing shares in importance with feeding, if "the best
results are to be gained. In this
connection it is interesting to observe that a revised edition of the
bulletin on Poultry House' Construction by F. C. El ford, Dominion Poultry Husbandman, has jnst
been issued by the Department of
Agriculture at Ottawa, to meet the
constantly increasing demand for
information coming from almost
every class of the community. The
bulletin, which is based on trials
of various kinds of poultry hooses ^
in different parts of Canada, treats
of the subject clearly and comprehensively. Plans and building instructions, with illustrations and
diagrams, are eo given as to enable
anyone to erect such a poultry
honse as may be desired.
Operating Expenses
"The directors of the road are a
precious lot of grafters."
"Why do yon say that?"
"Every man of them had his appendix removed and charged the
cost to operating "expenses."
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THE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD,... B.     0.
Distress In The Throat
Caused Great Anxiety
Not an uncommon experience was
that of Mr?. H. S. Wilmot, of Shulee,
N.S.: ''Many remedies failed, still
iplendid results were found in 'Catarrhozone' I have 'been a most
dreadful sufferer from Bronchial
trouble and Catarrh. ��� Oh damp days,
I would hawk and suffer great distress in my throat. I used all kinds
of medicine but didn't fret permanent
relief till I had Catarrhozone. It
strengthened my throat, stopped my
cough, and made me well." Try
Catarrhozone yourself, sec what wonders it works on a bad throat, or
colds, catarrh, bronchitis. Different
from the old way, because you
breathe Catarrhozone. ���Gct the dollar outfit which includes thc inhaler
and lasts two months. Small size
50c. Dealers, The Catarrhozone Co.,
Montreal.
Far 'Away
Green Fields
By E. L.
Elizabeth had a hard day. It had
been dismal and cold and the furnace
had been giving trouble, and thc
babies had been cross, and as "shc
looked discontentedly out at thc
snow-clad prairie, stretching away to
the horizon, she"madc up her mind,
as women sometimes will, that shc
and John and the babies should seek
a wanner clime. ���' What was the use
of living in a place, quoth she to herself, where it was so cold and miserable for such a great part of thc.ycar
and where the women and children
were of necessity cooped up in the
house all the time, and where, chief
aggravation, thcy had to spend so
much money on coal. No, wonder,
she thought, that so many people left
this God-forsaken spot and went away
to British Columbia or the Southern
States where in thc sunlight and the
flowers life must be worth while.
"o  . "'*    e   *        * *   ���
And while she undressed the babies,
shc still called them the babies although Harold was two and Winifred
nearly four, ways and means of getting out of thc cold prairie country
passed continuously through her
mind. Of course shc knew she would
miss her old friends, but then thought
shc, other people moved and they
had to leave their friends and seemed
quite contented in so doing. Elizabeth did not take into consideration
the fact that shc clung to her old
ways and her old associations more
than most people and forgot that the
prettiest scene in the world was always more enjoyable to her if she
could contemplate it surrounded by
those she loved," No, like so many
people who are guided mainly by impulse she did not go into the details
at all. She decided that, she hated
this cold, hard snow bound country
-and that; she wanted to live where it
.was softer, more pleasant, and beautiful. ' By the-time she had kissed the
babies "good-night" she had mentally
persuaded her husband,.to give up-his
< position, sell their home and, in fancy,
.she was sitting on.the train with the
,-' children bound for the "sunny south."
','- As luck would have it John came
home -from, the office . somewhat
dispirited.     Everything     had    gone
. wrong there on that bitterly cold, day;
there had been 'misunderstandings
with .the ofiice. force,, a scene with the
. boss, and .an. aggravating1-, story of
conscientious and ��� unappreciated effort, so that' when. Elizabeth unfolded
-��� her plan to him bf getting but and hieing themselves away, to a'place which
her fancy began to paint, as a veritable Utopia, he lent, a xcadycar and.
. said: "All right, I'll put the" Iiousj in
Green's hands tomorrow for "sale and
if we get our price, we'll get out.: - I'll
write to some firms where I might get
. a job and tell, that sucker," meaning
SUFFERING OF
YOONeWOMl
This Letter Tells How It May
be Overcome���All Mothers;';.
���'...';.Interested, vi "-���-���
else   to
Toronto,7 Ont.���"I have suffered since.
Ijwaa.a school girl with pain in my left
Jsideandwithcramps,
growing worse each
year until I was all
fcrundowri.   I was so
(bad at times that I
was unfit for work.
I tried several doctors  and  p a ten t
fcmedicines, but was
[only relieved for a
iehorfc time.  Some
wf the  doctors
wanted to perform
an 7. operation,  foutL
���my father objected.   Finally I learned
; ..through my mother of Lydia E. Pink-
V ham's .Vegetable Compound, and how
' thankful I am that- L tried; it;. I am
relieved from'; pain -and cramps, and
feel as if it has saved'my-life.  You
���jnay  use my  letter  t6_ help   other
vome3i.as I am glad to recommend the
inedicinc."���Mks. II. A. GooDa\y, H
Itockvale Ave., Toronto.
Those who are troubled as ��� Mrs.
Ooodman was should immediately seek
restoration to health fey taking Lydia
15. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Those who heed special.advice may-
write to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
, (confidential). Lynn, Mass. These letters
Trill be opened, read and answered by a
woman and held in strict confidence. 7
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his boss," to get someone
handle his old job!"
*���***"
It all worked like a charm. They
were able to sell their house at a
splendid figure, more than they had
hoped for, and just when thcy were
rejoicing over this piece of good fortune John received a very pleasing
reply to one of his letters of application, offering him a good position in
a small town in one of the southern
states. Elizabeth was delighted, and
even when thcy sold their furniture
hardly felt a qualm, so pleased did she
imagine shc was to get away from the
snow and cold of thc prairies. It
was only when her friends began to
look sad and when her mother shook
her head sorrowfully that she felt any
remorse, but -she tried to cheer bcr
mother up by saying: "Well, mother,
if it's nice there, ^perhaps you could
come too!" The old lady shook her
head and remarked:
"I am getting too old to transplant
now Elizabeth. I came to this
prairie country many and many a year
ago from dear old Scotland which is
beautiful enough, yc know, but I havc
gotten used to thc ice and thc snow
and the wonder pf the prairie with its
golden grain in thc summer after its
travail of thc winter months, and wc
have prospered here. Na, na, I
wouldna like to change again. Thc
prairie with all her hardness has been
a friend to me and mine and I'm
thinkin' I'll be buried here."
Elizabeth kncwi thc story of her
parents' immigration to the prairie
country, how they had 'come with
nothing and how thcy had worked
and striven and saved. ' For years
there had seemed little reward for
their efforts, but at last they came
into their own and from poverty had
gained comfort and a real competence
in their later years, and for a' moment
a little doubt crept into her mind as
to the wisdom of her plan arid then
she remembered a picture of the
beautiful country to which they wcrc
going, which had becn sent to her,
and as she visioned the children,
Harold and Winnie gambolling
amidst thc flowers and the roses, she
banished all regrets.      -<
*       *       *       *
���When John and Elizabeth arrived
in Maryland, thc roses were in full
bloom. The air was hot and thc atmosphere somewhat heavy, but of this
Elizabeth made no mention. She had
determined to like her new surroundings. ��� Then thc little prairie bred
children-began to wilt in the heat and
John looked paler, and paler as thc
days went by. .. Elizabeth, though a
sociable little soul enough among her
own folks was 'shy and distant-with
strangers and thc southern methods
did not appeal to her hardier notions
and so she_was left very much alone.
She, Elizabeth, who had becn tho
centre of her little community at
home!   .    '...   _   .
"Mamma," said.Harold one sunlit
day'in"July,"when the bees hummed
amidst.the- flowers,'.and^ the.- grapes
hurig heavy'-on the vines which climbed about thc house, "My" head aches
and my tummy hurts, I. would like "to
see my Gamma." The usually bright little fellow stretched himself quietly on
the couch in the sitting room and
Elizabeth'felt a pang .of dread as shc
looked at his heavy eyes and pal.e.littlc
face. He had never, been, sick at
home. She glanced' quickly at Winnie and thought the child seemed dull
too.' Was 'this'to bcMhe result pf
leaving her home and friends so that
.they might play in'the sunshine? She
asked herself. Was she. to lose-either
or both of her children? Her heart
cried out in protest as-she flew-to the
telephone and called a doctor. - --.  '
,���""**..*'������
'-- Both the children-'were.:yc"ry very
ill.'and'thc.idoctor told'Elizabeth and
John that, the climate did not agree
with them. . Jolin,toOi had ah illness
and-. Elizabeth felt herself drooping
and languid,;.but she, felt she- dare-not
let herself go-for tlie "sake " of .the
others .and many were.the anxious
pleading.prayers she prayed that.they
all might be. .spared, to- returnMiomc
again
sonic-amidst all;the*.beauty and.lan^
guor of the.south, arid actually.long-,
cd'for; the" snow-bound.win try; streets'
of her own" little prairie 'town-'and did
not feel that'.-.she cared hpiv much"
coal 7 thcy, had- to burn,, .if'only, she
could feci the invigorating-frost-.bitten
breezes" again, which she felt;put new
life and vigor-and ambition into pco-
vU-x,::''���',,.'.--.v.;vv:. '-:���-"���������>>-���;--���.'.'
���"-So'-'John "wrote'-to' liis;7ol<l;'_ci;a"nk'y
"boss," and-rcccivcd a.letter"from.'him
in - reply -\yhich' hrough i'tcars to. both
their eye's-as -Elizabeth, and..he. read
it. .7 It -said- that "thcyV.vbiihr be'only
too glad, to" have inm ..back, and prom^
iscd. hiin.ah' advancement in .the very
near1 future,;'.arjd hinted, .-wisely," too,
that for-a.young man there were "no
better' -opportunities." than '^n -the
prairie country. ',��� ��� .'   .,   ���-
���-.*'    * -'-���   *      .* ���-   _."
And six .months' from the,lime they
left- ;th e -.little town. 7 they - -'returned.
Thcy had spent a great deal of money
and the babies had suffered much, but
Elizabeth and John had learned., a
-wonderful lesson regarding... distant
grecri fields which";scem;;so .beautiful,
in most of'our1 lives,:"at' spme;time' or
other, and which' prpve merely a' mirage "after ail. '.'���_:��� ��� VV":
V-        '��� -7. *-���"'���' *'���_.". "���- * '"7- '*' -77' .--  '-.--;
"And they settled down' to make the
best of their lives on the prairie,, with
its cold, its snow and its-hardness, for
they. had found, that' there were sufii-"
dent compensations toVthexir Jo inake
up for .'the-whole of-'the', sunny south'*
land."'.'".--W.:- Xy^-i���'-'������ -.--;-'.'.7-'V  ' ".'���:���
CASTORIA
. For Infants and Children
In Use For Over SO Years
Always bears   ^mtP ,      ,-���
Signature of   C^O^^T^i^^i
Improvement
lit Weed Control
Plants Generate Electricity
Would Solve Light Problem If It
Could Be Used.
All living plants generate electricity
and when they die this, is discharged
into the air. If science could only
devise some plan for capturing this
dissipated electricity, and harnessing
it to the use of man, the problem of
light and power would be solved for
all time; for countless millions of
plants are constantly dying all over
thc world, and releasing an immense
amount: of electricity.,-- Electricians
tell us that if it were possible for all
thc trees in a forest to die at exactly
thc same moment a terrible catastrophe would be thc result. Everybody living within a radius of many
miles would be instantly electrocuted, and all animals and birds in thc
same area would suffer a like fate.
Sponge is Queer Fish
Grows Mostly on Rocks at Bottom
Of Sea.
Sponges were long thought to bc
vegetables, but they are now known
to. be- animals. Their appearance
When they come to the-market is so
unlike that of the living sponge that
it is quite to^be^cxpe'eted that seeing
it only in use one would hardly suspect its origin. The sponge grows
mostly at the, bottom of thc sea on
rocks to which it is fixed by a kind of
root. It is made up bf a jelly-hlce
substance and a frame wort of tough
fibers. This framework is really the
skeleton of the sponge; it is the
sponge of commerce. The skeleton
is covered with a jelly-like substance
and is sticky when taken out of the
water. Sponges are usually buried
in dry sand for a time until the jelly
part decays. They are then put in
'wire cages into the sea until'thcy are
washed clean.
Number  of  Inspectors in Manitoba
Has Been Increased.
��� Compared with five or six years
ago, there is a marked improvement
in tlie control of weeds in the province, and, judging from the spirit animating weed inspectors, that improvement will be even more rhark-
cd in future, according to Professor
S. A. Bedford, administrator of the
Noxious Weeds Act.
Prof. Bedford said conferences had
been held aT Winnipeg, Brandon,
Portage la Prairie, Minncdosa and
Dauphin. They had been called to
discuss thc provisions of the act as
amended at the last 'session of the
legislature, and had been well attended by weed inspectors, reeves
and councillors. The number of inspectors had been increased this year,
and a feature of the conference was
the way in which the more 'experienced men had made suggestions to
the new officials as to how to overcome difficulties.
Famous Timepiece
Mary
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France Has
Currency Problem
Experimental Issues of Paper Money
Proved Failure.
France is-facing a serious problem
in supplying a currency to take the
place of small silver change, which
disappears like magic in this country.
Experimental issues of paper money
in small denominations have not met
the problemif.nd have resulted only in
general exasperation.
s This paper currency becomes ragged, ancfthe Government decided to-
replace it by aluminum coins.' It requires small money, to the value "of
400,000,000.' francs .'to meet the re:
quirements of francs, -however, and
Sjic mint has a maximum capacity bf
100,000,000 francs per year."    ���>
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Revision Of Trie
' French Language
Present Edition May Be Completed
In 1964. '.-���-'
��� The official, revision of'the French
language, which is in the'.hands of,the
French acdemy, has' recently- made
great progress, and the .-first- volume,'
ending in the. letter II, and forming
half of the eighth' edition of thc dictionary - has now been "completed.
Some 24,000 to 25,000 words have now
been revised since' 1878, .'that is in
forty-three - years., The', chairman
_who_prcsidcil over, the ...sitting of. the
academy at which-this result was announced,' states -that, it is hoped to
conclude-, .the - present edition' about
1964,���'-. or ' eighty-six.years ffor.1. the
date at/which the; work began.
Queen  of  Scots Possessed   a
Weird Watch.
The fragile watch of dainty pattern
and design, which today, is a favorite
among .women, is in^striking contrast
to some of thc watches which were
famous several centuries ago. Many
of these'were of'cnggnous size and of
the most ornate design.
Mary Queen of Scots was thc-pos-
sessor of a death's-head watch,
which was of silver gilt and most
elaborately^ ornamented. The forehead of the skull bore the symbols of
death, the scythe and hourglass plac-.
ed between a palace aud a cottage to
-show the impartiality of the grim desr
troycr. At the back of the skull was
Time destroying all things, and at the
top of the head, scenes of the Garden
of Eden and the crucifixion.   ~" "*
���The watch was opened by reversing
the skull, placing the upper part of it
in wic hollowof thc hand and lifting
the jaw by the hinge, this part being
enriched by engraved representations
of the Holy Trinity, angels and shepherds with their flocks. The works
of thc watch formed the brains of the
skull and were within a silver envelope which acted as a musically-toned
bell .while the dial plate was in the
place of the palate.
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By   Rea   Proctor   McGee,   M.D.,
D.D;S.,- Editor of Oral Hygiene...
THE THIRD HAND.
Copyright,   1921, by- Rea  Proctor
hi cGee.
It is very amus;ng to see a couple
of foreigners, or even home folks
sometimes, waving ��ai:d gesturing
wildly with their hand:- in an ordinary
conversation.
We don't seem to consider-that it
is up to thc hands to help with the!
talk and do a little of the mouth's
work occasionally; the mouth certainly does enough work that-belongs to
thc hands.
From bur earliest infancy lo tottering old age we use the mouth as an
amateur workshop, testing laboratory;
carry-all,  thread-cutter, pencil-sharp
ener, lubricator,, wrench; vise, weapon of offense arid defense���-and for
unnumbered other duties in addition
to its proper work.
In faci the mouth is commonly
used as a third hand.
- This means an enormous amount of
j'wcar.and tear���upon thc teeth, gums
and jaws���that docs not come from
chewing alone.
Almost everything that is-put into
the mouth has infection of some kind
upon it.
The very fact that wc suffer so little from* this' overuse of the. mouth
shows that the-saliva!-must bc a germ
killer to a very considerable- extent
butthe saliya does not always protect
us from infection from these outside
sources. . ^ _
-Many very- serious conditions arise
i from the "third hand" use of the
mouth. : In addition to'' infection the
unreasonable strain upon the- teeth
often breaks the enamel and occasionally breaks off whole tccth���-�� fillings
are loosened, decay is encouraged and
the irritation to thc lips,~chccks, gums
and tongue favors cancer.
The habit of bitigg threads instead
of cutting them causes a chronic inflammation of thc membrane,..that
covers the roots bf the teeth and will
cause the loss of.the teeth. It is
jiiuch more comfortable���and cheaper
���to buy scissors. -    '
In fact the value of the mouth is so
great that it 'n poor economy to abuse
it
Sir
The President's. Address.
Montagu   Allan'in part said:
B. C. Shark Industry Grows
Millions     In : Water     Surrounding
Parker Island.
��� With thc supply of raw material
unlimited, an industry new io this
country is flourishing at Parker Island, between Galjano and Mayne Islands, on thc Gulf of-Georgia. It is
the business of catching sharks, and a
week's catch at thc beginning of May
ran to eighty, with an .average weight
of over a.ton each. .The work is being carried on by thc,Anglo-British
.Canadian Company. Mr. Nelson
Maedonaldy oi Victoria, who operated
the first shark-.catching machinery on
the island declares there will never
be a shortage as ' there .'are - millions
in tlie"' waters surrounding the island.
���"In. fact'the. further north you go thc
.more sharks you will.find, and from
*here to Alaska arc their, feeding
grounds," Mr. Macdonald said. "Taking them from the.-bottom.of the sea
is automatic. -Norway has a hundred
of such industries.-.'. Thc only'..real'
hook for catching them, which works
on .a swivel, conies from there, and
the so-called cod' liver, oil, which .invades the markets of the world, is
really shark-livcr-oil, manufactured in
Nonyay."" .-' .        - '���<.'."
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,.;"'.'Summer Storage'of Coal...
.   On 'tlie "subject ..of -'storage '-of
mcstic.coal duriiig-the summer it'has
She'was.s6'ti��:d and so lpn.c-'|*ecn."'usual in -Ei/y'laiid'when "coal >yas
stored" without/shelter,- that,, a wall
was, built, of coal .-blocks "around ��� the
central, pile,-'and a. coat of whitewash
applied over..all; and that this.had.the
effect.of pr'cscrving.���th'c coal from the
action 'of.-the,' wca"tlicr.���-Ethnoriton-
BullctinV   .'   -7 "'    -'-'        V
-.' The .patriotic' ma.ii.,is -loyal .to: -hi-s
country", and' to the.'community,in
which he live?..; ' If lie. is-.consistent
he; will, give first preference to-Canadian'inadc. goods'ivhen .making purchases. ' Hc.^vill.also, stand -loyally
by his ���lo'c'aKdyaler.,,'..-''���    ',--.;���. .   "..
7/ Jealousy-I/ears.'a lot of
should-11 ot be-preserved.'-;'
An Englishman's View
London Publisher Says America Is a
Paradise Compared; With England
To those who ariTdisposed to take
a gloomy vicw>of conditions in this
country may bc -comfnended the
views expressed^ in thc sNew York
Times, by Ernest J. P. Bcnn, a London publisher, a recent visitor. To
him America seems, as compared with
England, a paradise. "I wish," he
said, "I had come here twenty years
ago. It'would have made mc a better.business man." i
"You have no' real poverty because
you havc no inefficiency^ If any of
you are poor you don't wallow in it;
you havc the determination to beat
it and get up. Because there .is no
inefficiency and no "poverty and no
hopelessness here, socialism will not
become rampant as it is in iingland,
:\vhcre our Labor party numbers 10,-
000,000 people and has imbued, fully
half thc population with the aihbition
to destroy capitalism. There is no
possible chance that this collective
id)Ca will ever take root here, as it has
all over Europe since the war because
there is no soil in which it can grow.
This is an industrial El Dorado."���Indianapolis Ncws._
Merchants Bank Officials
Express Tempered Optimism
Regarding Business Situation
President and General Manager Review the Canadian Business Situation With Mitch Hope���Financial Position of
the-Bank an Exceptionally Strong One��� Crop Outlook
Encouraging. *
At the annual meeting of the- Merchants Bank of Canada, the various
reports which were-presented showed that- this institution occupies a commanding position in Canadian financial-affairs.' The addresses of the,President, Sir Montagu Allan, and the General Manager, Mr. D. C. Macarow,
were concise statements of present day conditions and contained an optimistic survey of the future. , ^These reports showed that every .department of
the bank is in a most excellent condition, and would indicate that this bank
is rapidly increasing the sphere of its influence in every avenue of trade and
commerce at home and abroad. ' ���
asse'ts show a shrinkage of about.
$7,000,000, or, roughly, 3j4 per cent.,
which, in view of all the surrounding
circumstances must be regarded'as a
satisfactory showing, the liquid position ���bcingxwell maintained thejwhile. s
Thc trend Nof our interes't-bear-
ing deposits for the sariie period has
been steadily upward, an increase in
that department of about $7,000,000-
being shown^but this gain -has been
more than ofrset"by the decline ir. the
total ordinary 'deposits. A year ago,
however, under the heading of demand deposits, a sunrof about $8,000,-
000 stobd to the credit of the Government in -connection V withA Victory
Loan payments. This amount, which;"
of course, was of a; purely temporary
nature, was withdrawn during thc
year so that, after making allowance
for it, the total deposits and total .assets,, about held, their own, ia satisfactory/- achievement we have- no^doubt
you'will agree. *    '
Crop Reports-Are Promising.
Crop conditions throughout the''
country are a,t the present momen
exceptionally promising. If I may
.say a word as to general conditions it
will be one of.tempered optimism,
having a due; comprehension. of the
many difficulties which rcquireto b'e
mcf but having, at the same time, a
proper appreciation of the actual and-
potential riches of this country.'
There   are fc indications    that    the>
monetary.position, broadly speaking.
U lesj stringent and that the general
��� liquidity of credit now in''-evidence i.s
^continuing to develop further.   '
Altogether, and in a word, it is not
difficult to bc an  optimist as _to the
future of "Canada Unlimited" to borrow thc apt expression recently "uscd-
by an eminent Canadian.
The Board of Directors was reelected, with Sir H. Montagu Allan as
President, and F. Howard Wilson as
Vice-President.
0;,M
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"Thc general depression in business,
felt to a greater or lesser degree in
every country in the world, has affected the business of..the bank to some
extent, but^ye' hope thc low point of
depression has been, passed, and that
there will soon be a change-foi the
better., ��� The coal strike in England
which will no doubt result .in the loss
of a great deal of trade, atid the unrest and discontent which - seems to
prevail in nearly all thc covintrie-s of
Europe, give rise to scMous financial
problems, to bercckohed with, but no'
\ man in this country who .is strong/
and healthy, can afford to be a'pessimist for any length of time. The
known and undeveloped resources are
sufficient to ensure future prosperity.
New Issue~of Stock.
"As mentioned in "last year's report
a further issue of $2,100,000 of new
stock was made, making- the--paid-up
capital of thc bank $10,500,000,^ and b'y
thc transfer of the'premium on thc
new stock to the "rest account, thc
rest now stands at $9,450;000.
"The shareholders of the'ljank now
number 2,997,-as against_2,622 in 1920,
being an increase of 375 during the
year." - '
Current 4oans and discouiits stand
at $109,183,000, as against $113,198,000
last year. ��� It will be seen, therefore,
that this, bank continues'to-extend its
ample /share of assistance to the industries of the country.
General Manager-is Optimistic. '��� -
Following the president's concise
yet comprehensive review of the situation, a's reflected in the year's.statements, said Mr. Macarow, there is little left for me to add: beyond, ;per-
haps, a word or two by way of amplification.
It will be observed that in comparison with last,year!s figures our total
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Saskatchewan Offered
German Airplane
Souvenir   From   Canada   Air   Board
Could Be Used.
A German airplane, to be "added to
the-^Saskawmewan war souvenirs-or
to be available 1*0/ flights, is the offer
made^by the Canada Air Board to
thc Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Air Force Association.
Thc type of machine which would
bc donated has not been specified, but"
it is understood that it would be airworthy ,and not merely something to
be put in a Eangar and left "to be
looked at." At present the only
stumbling block to ^accepting the
board's offer is thc payment of the
freight, estimated at about $200.
Crops Destroyed by Rats
Fields In Asia Minor Devastated ..By
Rodents. .
���-- -Thousands of rats are making, their
appearance' in; Asia Minor, devastating -fields,..crops 'and -the "gardens of'
homes.. Prcmiumsof $1.0-for each
thousand "dead: rats arc being paid by
���the" Government. - Itis expected s-omc
of the." poison gas squadrons" will -be
recalled from the front, in- an attempt
to save at-'-lcast.'a part of the harvest
and ���'block, .the hordes of. rodents,
which' can be .seen' everywhere. ''>'.   ���   -
;.'; .The Setting Sun.-."" ���. V>
. - Russia still- has to, pay, a- terrible
price;: for- this fanatical Government
which.ha's been in control,of'her,dcs-.
���tini.es, 7 hacking all- the- time at the
roots of. the tree which was, to-prq-
A Growing Bargain
Clever English Woman Got Ahead of
' Market Gardener. .h
-Some of the English are quite as
keen on saving and bargain driving as
the Scotch. Take thc following case:
"You can't Beat my old woman at
getting thc most for her money," said
one Englishman. "She went to a
market gardener and -insisted on
choosing a marrow that, was still
growing. - 'How much for this one?'
shc" says. 'Eight pence,' says hc.
'Too much,' shc say?. 'What's the
pri.ee of this little un?' 'Four pence.'
'All right, I'll havc it,' and she pays
for it on thc spot. rThcn shc says,
'But don't cut it. now, I'll call for it
next week.'"���Boston Transcript.
No Wonder 'He Was Sour!
It was close on midnight when
Mrs. Belman knocked loudly on her
neighbor's door. It was opened by
Jones, clad in a dressing gown and a
sour visage.
"Oh, good evening, Mr. Jones,"
said tbe lady in agitated tones. "Could
you oblige me with the date of the
first Pcloponncsian War?"
Wrhy, 431 B.C. was the date, I believe.     But may I ask "
__*!Pb.. yes,.that's right.jhank you so
much. Baby's got croup, and I wanted to ring up the doctor, and that's
how/I remember nis telephone nam-
������   Berlin Buying Gold    ^
Banks and Post Office Are Empowered .to Search World.
Thc Reichs Bank and the post,office
have been empowered to buy gold, of
all kindsrin the world's markets, in or-'
der to increase "thc gold reserves and
facilitate reparation payments without
disturbing the basis of paper currency.
They are paying '260 paper marks for
two gold marks, and for one kilo of
finc/ gold 5,700 marks.
There will be aV new rate each
week, according to outside currencv
prices. - Thc Government imposes a
tax of 10 per, cent, on all sa^es except those of gold. - By a law of
April 28, barter of gold within Germany is prohibited, and also gold
export. Only the Government mav
buy gold, but there arc special offic'al
concessions^ jewelers. ���
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Good Price For Bulls.
At the annual sale held at Edmonton this spring thirty-one Herefords,
including calves from ten to eighteen
months old brought an average price
of $245 per,head.
Some people would rather not do a
thing at all than do it right.
California Market For Polo Ponies.
Two or three ranches in Alberta
have found an excellent market for
polo ponies in California. Mr.
George Spence, of Carstairs, Alberta,
recently shipped ����� carload of ponies
from his ranch to San Francisco
which will net him a very fair price.
Apparently there is no tariff require!
against_polo_ponies. . ���---��� y
i What Tact Is.
Tact is the surmounter oi difficulties���the remover of. obstacles. It
is useful in all places and at all times.
It is useful in solitude for it shows a
man his way into the world, and in
society and commerce, for it enables
him to pass sucessfully through the
world.
If you are at a loss to know how to
take a man, let him remain whore
he'is.
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BES.ICIOUS AHETR&FKE3E3CHG
THEY all go to tbe corner
drag stare, where Cscst-Cc&i
is the perfect answer to thirst,
TBS CCOMXJLA COSCPAir? .
Wmrfpefc, If ootrBs^ecd Tenets    cts
West Africans And Dictionary,
-   The "educated" West African negro
rivals the Babu in    the    artless   art
(iucc^uch WondcVfurfruitsVand- pofs-j.?{ "fusing English polysyllables. As
onihg the very atmosphere- which it
breathed.:-:--There, is" onlyonc.respcct
in:-which the. Russian, factories' have
increased -their output .during the
Lcnine regime.- That is, the output
of munitions ;of.7war.'-���London Daily
Telegraph..-'  -.-.'' ' '-, :,"���. ."'"  -.'-;    .
. x Brief Interview, Sufficient.
An Alberta editor lias :been the" victim of-a cruel outrage. In,his paper
he says,. "Hell ^could not,be.loo hot
for. the thug.who a few nights ago
poisoned our pet house dog and put
our flywer out of commission. The
police have a.fair idea of the culprit
All wc askd is a two-minutes' interview V with the wart."^���Vancouver
Province.' '    77 , ...-.V.;' ; ,,. -
J,.-. Lots of people look, for   truth   in
order to give it a. more secure hiding
plac*-.V.;';--��� VV '  -'-.       "'-"'V ':':"_ ���';���:.'.;
lie' appears also to nourish get-rich
quick ideas he bombards firms whose
names hc finds in thc dictionary with
proposals to do big business. A
Manchester man who collccfs these
epistles has just received one which
winds up with "trusting you arc in thc
same homogeneous cattagorry, you.-s
equitably, T. E. Atkins.���From the
Manchester Guardian.
Special Rate For. Hay.
: The Saskatchewan Department of
Agriculture has induced the railway
companies to quote & special rate of
$10 per ton on hay from Ifontrea?*t��
any point in Saskatchewan, "provided
the feed is purchased by bona fide
farmers through the municipal authorities.
It pays to patronize home industry.
Buy from the merchants in your owa
town.
L'S Tomato Soup
is such a treat�� ��
Pine ripe tomatoes fresh from tihe fields give it
thdr delicious flavour, and all you have to do is.
to heat and serve.
CLARK SOUPS are made ia 13; different sorts,
and include chicken*
Like all "Clark Good Things" the price is moderate.
Made 'from Canadian Farm Produce
and sold everywhere in Canada.
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# THE    LED&B,     GREENWOOD,     B.     C.
Crop Prospocts Jin
West Could Not
* ���
Be More Favorable
, Uttawa.���The total area estimated
to be' sown to wheat for the harvest
of 1921 is 18,654,100 acres, according
to. preliminary estimates just.issued
by thc Dominion Bur,eau of Statistics.
., Last year's final estimate was 18,232,-
374 acres, and thc average of five
"years from 1915-1919 was 16,342,969
acres. Thc estimate for fall wheat is
709,100.' acres for thc year and��� the
, area mfder spring wheat 17,945,000
/ acres. Of oats, thc total area sown
is. placed at 15,295,000, a decrease p.f 4
per cent, from last year. There is
also a dccrCaTSe-oE. 4 per cent, in bar-
Icy, thc acreage being. 2,456,000 acres.,
,Rye, sown to 695,150 acres, shows an
-iii-crease of 7 per cent. Hay and
clover acreage is estimated at 10,545,-
000 acres, an jncrease of 2 per cent.
Alfalfa'shows a decrease of 3 per
cent, and "potatoes" a decrease of 6
percent. *
Conditions havc been ideal in the
prairie provinces -during May, so
that  prospects   for   wheat"' are   more
""favorable than at this- period in' any|T. 11. Gamble, Bcngough, A. Herman-
year since thc prolific season of 1915.
//-The estimated area under whcaL in
the prairie provinces' is 17,418,900
acres; barley, 1,722*000 acres'; rye,
541,000 acres.
In .  Quebec
during 'May has
' so that the prospect was less favorable.       June   rains   have,   however,
.rmuch ameliorated the situation.
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and rOntario  weather
been  dry and:cold,
Greek Liner Sinks
In Aegean Sea
Steamer Struck Mine arid Many' Lives
Are Lost.
���-, Athens.���Many lives arc believed to
have becn lost in.the sinking of thc
Greek steamship Bouboulina which
struck a mine in the Aegean Sea. Thc
Greek battleship Leninos has arrived
at Piraeus from Smyrna with two
passengers-who were picked up. Details of the disaster are lacking.
Paris.���The   mail   packet   Bouboulina, whichohas been    sunk   in    the
/Aegean', Sea by. a mine, had 240 pas-
' sengcrs on board, besides a crew of
25", says an Athens radio despatch.'
The^ Bouboulina was built at Newcastle, Eng., in 1878.     Her registered
^tonnage was 1,312.    \
Prospectors Goingx
To Elbow Lake
Reported Gold Discovery Cause Rush
To That Territory.
./ The Pas, Man.���Remarkable statements made here by returning pros-
-pectors from thc scene of the .reported gold discovery at Elbow Lake,
have caused a rush to that territory.
Prospectors assert that'a mineral
body forty feet wide and traced for
350 feet in length has becn uncovered
throughout which free gold is heavily
deposited. One prospector had two
pounds of ore, of which thc gold content was at least two per cent. These
samples   are   considered    the   most
"specular and richest ever brought
here.
. Dan Austin, describing the discover said he stood on thc shore of the
_lakc _and sawi. thci ore body .dipping
into it, showing free gold standing
out everywhere. _ Going, over the exposed portion of the vein, he claims
to have seen gold in every section.
France Adds to Navy.
Paris.���The Chamber" of Deputies
adopted the naval programme presented by Deputy Paul Dcnise, reporter for thc naval commission, call
ing for ,the construction of six light
cruisers, 12 destroyers,. 12 torpedo
boats and 36 submarines, at an approximate cost of 1,161,000,000 francs.
Saskatchewan Elections
"~-      ���>��� _____
Martin"Goyernment-Is Returned By a
.    ,      Heavy Majority.
Regina.���The heaviest vote in "flic
history of Saskatchewan was recoiled in thc recent provjncia"Kelections.
More than '10;000 ballots, were cas,t in
thc city of Regina alone. The announced result gives thcNMar^in Government 43 scats, 'Independents 14,
Conservatives 2 and Labor l._'
Thc following Government candidates were "elcctqd: s
Hon. W. M *^artin, -Regina; Col.
J. A. Cross, Regina; R. Douglas, Can-
nington; W. G. Robinson, Francis;
E. R. Ketchcson, Hanlcy; W. J. Vaii-
cisc, Lumsden; P.-L. Hyde; "Maple
Creek; G. "B. Johnston,' Mclfort; J. A.
Smithf Pheasant Hills; W. J. Patterson", Pipestone; J. A. Wilson, Rose-
town; E.J5. Clinch, Shellbrook; Hon.
C. MpHamilton, Wcyburn; J. R. Taylor, Kinistino; Tr li. Garry, Yorkton;
The Queeu Will.
Not Go To Belfast
London;���It is announced that
the Queen will not ' accompany
^Kingv George to Belfast for the
formal opening of the Ulster Parliament. Owing to the industrial
situation, says another official announcement, the King and Queen
have decided to hold lib courts
this year. Those who were to
have been present will, instead,
X he invited to attend a garden
party   at   Buckingham Palace in'-
July.
son, Canora; J. A. Dowd,v Kcrro-
bert; Mrs. S. K. Ramslandj Pelly;
Hon. A. P. MoNab, Saskatoon fJV, M.
Parker, "' Touchwood; .J. Hogan,
Vo'nda; A. J. Hindler Willow Bunch^Llr0ye(l
A. B. Gem mill, ���Turtlcford; S. E.
Morrcy, ' Happyland'; W. H.-Docfds,
Cut Knifcj-Wr Haggerty, Elrose:
Independents elected:���
11. Turner, Saskatoon City; D. II.
McDonald, S. Qu'Appelle; W.*J. F.
Warren, Thunder Creek; W. IT. Mc-
Kinrtoii, Wadena; W.-v, II. Harvey,
Kinderslcy; J. L. SalkcklA Moosomin ;
John Mcikle, Biggar; D. J. Sykes,
Swift Current; S. Bingham, Wilkic;
G. Bennett, Wolsclcy; Geo. W.
Robertson, Wynyard; Geo. Cockburn,
Redberry; W. J-. Cumniing, Gravel-
bourg; Chas. Agar, SiisKatoon County.
Conservatives elected:
J. Pascoc, Moose Jaw City; J. P.
Gordon, Souris.
W. G. Baker, Mo,ose Jaw City, was
the   only   Labor   candidate   returned.
British Soldier Shot in Silesia
First Casualty Suffered By Troops
Since Their Entry.
London.���Tlie first casualty suffered by the British soldiers since their
entry into Upper Silesia is reported
by the Oppeln correspondent of the
London Times, who,says that a se/2
gcant of the .Black Watch was shot
dead by an unknown person.
Thc shooting,.adds the-correspondent, cannot 'be laid with certainty to
the accounL pf' either the Poles or
the Germans. '
Weekly Papers" President.
Vancouver.���V. C. French, publisher of the Times, Wetaskiwin,
Alta.,��� was chosen president of the
Canadian Weekly Ncwspnpcrs��Asso-
ciation for thc ensuing year, in succession to W. Rupert Davis,, of Renfrew, Ont. ""
Plenty of Moisture.
- Edmonton.���Farmers in the Edmonton district report that as a result
of heavy rains during the i,ast fewj
days there is enough moisture for all
crop requirements for the next three
weeks      	
Mutiny .of Chinese Troops*-"
Attempt to Check Opium Smuggling
Caused-Uprising. . A
> Hankow, China.���Mutinous Chinese troops havc looted and partially
Jnirncd Ichang, a treaty port 156
miles, northwest of here, fox. the second timcin six months, according to
official reports reaching Hankow. .
^ British, "United States and Japanese, gunboats have been despatched
to Ichang. ' "~
Consular reports indicate that attempts to check troops in reported
opium smuggling operations caused
thc uprising.
Casualties have not been determined, but- are expected to exceed
those of the November ��� mutiny ;at
Ichang when -sixty wcrc killed and
two million dollars in   property    de-
Workiag For Better Dairying
Percy  K.   Reed, Dairy Commissioner
for Saskatchewan.
Chemist-Says He
Can Make Gold
Has Also Solved Problem of Making
Other Metals. '
New York.���Dr. Charles Benson
Davis, of this city, iu a paper which
he has just submitted to Engineering
Foundation, claims to have solved the
problem of^inanufacturiiig gold, ,11c
declares he has already successfully
demonstrated the possibility of
making gold and other chemical
elements, such as silver, platinum
and copper, by* transmutation of a
common element. lie has shown
samples of the metals he claims, to
have made to members of thc Engineering Foundation and 'has requested that body 'to investigate his
claims-and Lis methods.
Indians Sell Standing Timber
Redskins     Will     Become   Wealthy
Through Big Deal.
Superior, Wis..��� Contracts'* with
Chippewa Indians of the Net Lake,
Minn., "reservation have beety signed
by the Northwestern Paper Company
of Colquct, Miini;, whereby thc company ��� will pay them approximately
$500,000 for from 25,000,00 Oto 30,0t0,-
000 feet of sawed timber and pulpwood in the vicinity of Net Lake.
. 'Hie"deal marks.--the sale of the last
large tract of standing .imber in ;tlfe
Lake. Superior district owned by Indians. Some of tlie Indians will receive as high as $10,000 and $15,000
for timber i on an'80-acre~'allotmcnt.
From paupers, many of the redskins
havc become wealthy.
The Indians arc among the most
primitive in 'the north woods and
wha��, they will, do with their newly
acquired fortunes,is casing Govern-
fiit agents myich concern.
Admiral Sims
Stands By Statement
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Sees, Nothing Un-American in Speech
About Sinn Fein.
London.���Rcar-A'dmiral William S.
Sims, U.S.N., is quoted by'the Press
Association as skying with regard to
thc speech he delivered .on the Irish
question: "I stand by a-H'I said, every
word of it. I shall not repudiate a
single word, aud I ��ce nolhing un-
American in it."
Admiral Sims, who-said he had not
received the 'cablegram reported to
have been sent him by Secretary of
the Navy Den]>y, inquiring if the admiral was ��� correctly quoted iu the
press reports of his speech, has arranged to have the cable messagef'dc-
livcrcd to him as soon as it reaches
London.
Speaking at a luncheon given by
the English-speaking Union at London  recently.    Admiral    Sims    dealt
The Coal Shortage in Britain
To Meet Situation National Kitchen
Sold Hot Water to the Working
People.
Hull, Eng.���The shortage of coal
has been so,'serious here during the
strike of miners that the people were
unable to Obtain hot water.' To meet
thist situation, the National Kitchen,
which happened to have a supply of
coal, sold, licet''water to the working
people at one-half pennj a bucket.
The shortage of coal also produced
a-shortage of ice-as it-handicapped
the artificial ice plants. To obviate
this, trawlers were sent to Holland
to" bring coal which they exchanged
here for ice.
Would Unseat De Valera
London'.���Practical action has
been instituted, says the Belfast
correspondent of the Evening
News with the view to making void
'the election of Eamonn de Valera, the Irish Republican leader,
as a mercb er of the new Ulster
Parliament, on the-ground that
he is'an alien. A leading firm of
Belfast lawyers; according to the
correspondent, has been engaged
to,investigate De Valera's antecedents and already steps are
afoot for collection of evidence in
the United-States and elsewhere,
especially from De Valera's
^speeches'on the. subject.
True Ifear Stories
By O-GE-MAS-ES (Little Clerk);
(Copyrighted)
(Continued)
Sweden Discovers
Plot For Revolution
O^anizationNRevealed By Arrest of
Bolshevist Leader.
' Stockholni.���What the newspapers
here considered as accusational1 and
widespread, plot for a Bolshevist revolution in Sweden, was uncovered as
a result of thc arrest of a widely
known Bolshevist leader in Kiruna,
in.the iron mining district. It was
said that a Communist organization
was discovered -there. Several arrests also have been made in--Stockholni.
Help For Russia
Outcome of Recent  Visit of Soviet i
Minister to Berlin.
Well-he' realized'that if this, shot
was not a fatal'onc his chances wer,e
slim, still he went on with dauntless
courage, though as lie told me- his
heart beat a little faster than' usual.
At last he noted a huge dead spruqe
tree fallcn\across thc track, and stopping ajid studying the situation he felt
convinced that Mr. Bear was cither
concealed behind this or very close
to it. Creeping up to within a few
feet of the tree, full cocking his
smooth bore gun, hc broke a dry stick
sharply and on the iiistant over the
tree came' the grizzly, mane bristling
like an angry dog, mouth wide open
With huge fangs exposed, growling
savagely he charged right at Robert;
hc, waiting until the bear was so close
thc*powdcr burnt his flesh, shot hiin
right through jhc brain aud killed hiin
instantly. Robert camped beside his
"victim that-night and carefully skinned him, but like so many'of his kind
the skin'was in poor shape, scars and
cuts, from many fights, also traces of
several, old bullet "wounds. He was
very thin and, as Robert quaintly expressed himself, mighty hard chewing.
The'-inroad of the grizzly into our
country caused much excitement
amongst thc Indian as their huge
claws .ire much coveted by the young
warriors as signs of thcir prowess in
hunting. Old Kinistino, however,
{ was the onfy one who had a'necklace
j of these and it was exciting enough
Berlin.���Early ' collaooration     be-j lQ hear him tdl of   h[s   fight3    whh
twceiva group of German and British j them when otl buffalo hunting and
capitalists; for the purpose of economic exploitation of Soviet Russia is
believed here to bc certain. It is
understood that an agreement has
been reached in the past few days between men of-both countries, as to
the direct outcome of thc recent visit
to Berlin of the Soviet minister of
trade and commerce.
Steamers Arrive at Dawson
Brought Miners and First Passengers
For Outside Points.
Dawson, Y.T.���First steamers from
lower .Yiikon points made port when
the Alaska and the Yukon arrived
with large cargoes. They brought
barges to haul silver ore from Mayo
to the coast, and will proceed to Ihe
new .silver mines district at once.
They bring a number of miners for
thc Mayo district as well as the first
passengers from tlie lower Yukon for
outside points after the'winter's work.
To Foster Cotton Growing
Grant For Industry Within the Empire Is To Be Increased.
Manchester, Eng.���Winston Spencer Churchill, colonial secretary, addressing tlie British Cotton Growing
Association, announced that it was
the Government's intention to devote
��1,000,000 to foster cotton growing
in the British Empire instead of ��50,-
000 yearly for five years, as formerly
promised..
Mr. Churchill ' said that although
much had been achieved    in    cotton
/     .  Many B.C. Unemployed. <
Vancouver.���There arc 4,2$4 unemployed men registered at the Provin-)
ci.il Government employment office
here. It is estimated that about 6,000
men actually are out of work in Vancouver.
I frankly with Sinn Fein propagandists
in- the sUnitcd States.     He was said ' ��rowill�� in the Empire, it little com-
parcd-with-what might-be-donc. - Referring tp Egyptian cotton, lie declared if to be superior in quality and
only-second in quantity to that oh-,
tained from the United States.
Kansas Harvests Wheat.
Pratt, Kan.���Wheat harvesting will [
begin   in    some    sections    oi   Pratt
county thc latter  part  of  this  week
Oppose Lifting Embargo.
London.���More  Irish  ��armi��iaj-Evi-
j deuce was given before the cattle embargo commission,  all  of which opposed thc removal of thc embargo. ,
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Caruso At Naples.
Naples.���Enrico    , Caruso,      noted
and will b* in full swing by the ntid- J opera singer, has arrived here on thc
die of next week.       " ' steamship President Wilson. ~
to havc_dcc!arcd_that "tlie persons "he
assailed were United States citizens
"when they want money, but Sinn
Feiners when on ihe ���filatform," and
added: "They arc making war on
America today."
Prices Must Come Down.
New    York.���Prices   in thc United
States  must ''either come    down    or
those in  Europe must go up to meet
them if the economic situation in this
To Prosecute Census Objectors.
Montreal.���=The Government is
about to prosecute a few Montrealcrs
who havc steadi.y refused to give ,thc
rcquiicd in formation to the census
enumerators, a commissioner states.
So far objectors    havc    been    given
country is to bc settled, Mark Sheldon, Australia: commissioner to the \ f-vor> ch.tnce, but as thc time limit is
U.S. declared' at a farewell dinner ��*>"' drawing to a close, thc commix-
given him by a session of foreign ! doners arc reporting cases where in-
press correspondents. Until this adjustment has taken place, he ��ai<l,
ihero could bo no resumption of the
enormous prosperity the U.S. lias cn-
! j>y��'d.
Tria
anses lire
Among German Military
London.���Sir Ernest Pollock, tho
solicitor-gcncial,     repljing    in     the
v House of Commons to a question by
Horatio Bottomlcy, Liberal, as lo
whether Sir Ernest was satisfied with
" the results thus far of the trials of thc
���war criminals in Leipzig, said it
would be improper to make a state-
nent at this time. He added, how-'
ever: "Perhaps Mr. Bottomlcy might
be glad to know that a sentence delivered in my presence caused great
objection aniorg the military part of
'iG-cimarjy'i.-.
that the officers there
certainly did noMhinfc it a small sen-
tfnee to  1-s.ve one  of  their number
order
������ih
j:.
*e��: to tt:e ordinary prison in
Pioneer of Yukon Dead.
Dawson, Y.'f.���Jat. B. 'O'Xeil,
pioneer hotchnan of Dawson, White
Horse and Iditarod, died here after a
Ioikj illness. Hc was one of the
most popular men in the Yukon, 41
yiars old, and was a native of N.i-
panee, Out. His father, formerly station agent for thc Grand Trunk Railway at NapanVr, now lives in Vancouver, where hc has othor rela:i\e<:.
loriu.itiou lias been refined, dkect-
ly lo Ottawa : ml uiil bc dealt with
from there
Silver Strike in BX.
Prince Rupert, B.C.���An important
silver strike is reported on the
"Gabriel Group" in the Skcena Valley, up the Copper River. ��� Thc property is owned by D. Buchanan, a
Montana man.
to carry out a sentence of ten months
among thieves and felons."  .,
Referring to one' of thc accused
who was charged with sinking a hospital ship and fled from Germany as
soon as the list of accused men was!
published, thc Solicitor-General said,
every effort was being made to arrest thc man. and his^ property has
been sequestered.
The German officer to whom Sir! , Jap Minister of War.
Ernest referred as having been scntf Tokio.���Han so Yamanashi, Ikuten-
to the ordinary prison was Sergt. j ant-general in thc Japanese army, has
Hcynr, .who was sentenced to ten becn appointed Minister of War to
months' imprisonment May 26 fori take the place "of Lieuttnant-General
ill-treating British soldiers who were Tanaka, who resigned,
prisoners of war in the prison camp | ��� -   ������   ��� ��� .-.,,, _���������.
in Heme, Westphalia.
j Lethbridge Northern Irrigation Dam j xavy Denby has instructed" Rrar-Ad
W.   N.   U.   1.1??
Anti-Cigarette Law In Utah.
Sa't Lake City, Utah.���Utah's aiul-
cigarcttc law, passed by the last
Legislature, is now cfifcctnc. Simul-
tanco-j'.'y thc shelves ' of tobacco
store* were cleaicd of cigarettes, and
there wi_rc nr> advertisements in thc
newspapers of cigarette*. Thc law
piovidcs ?gainst smoking in public
place*, which arc doliucl and-'prohibits the giving awa>, ��r!e, exchange
or barter of 'cigarette*.
Proposed imperial
Air Mail Service
Scheme Would Give Britain Fast
Service to Colonies. '"**
London.���A scheme for an imperial
air service is suggested to the Government by A. H. Ashbolt, ..agent-
general for Tasmania, with a view to
the utilization of surplus airships aud
plants.
His proposal is that a company bc
formed with a large capital, one-half
of which would bevtakcn up by the
Governments of India, South Africa,
Australia, -New Zealand and the
Malay States, "and one-half by public
subscription. The plan is that a
great air mail service should be organized which would bring Great Bri-
tain_within five days distance of India
and South Africa, and within 10 days
of Australia.
horse stealing excursions to thc Great
Plains.
In my'bwn case there Was food for
thought as most of the winter on
trips to Indians I was sleeping out
and invariably alone, hardly ever car-
Tied lire arms and would certCs have
been an easy prey for a wandering
���grizzly.
It was the fifth vnight out after a
trip on'my homeward journey, with a
game little., marc named Nellie .who
was.'wise beyond description; I had a
"flat sled with-a bulky load of furs;
thc weather was intensely cold, in
February, I think, and I had selected
a camping place somewhat earlier
than usual; this in the middle - of a
<malf green poplar bluff, with a bunch
of dry trees in; the centre; near at
hand was a dry htfy-swamp well sheltered by scrub ana timbcrand in this
I tethered my pony to a green pole
about thc si^e of a fence rail, notching the centre slightly so'that the tie
would not slip; she could drag this
about the swamp and keep herself
warm by pawing the snow ��� for the
fresher grass underneath, but it she
attempted to leave the swamp the
pole would at once catch the trees?
About an hour's hard axe work gave
me a camp j a nice little clearing with
two large piles of wood on_cach side
of the lire, wood cut to about five foot
lengths and you can then stretch your
length' and enjoy the heat front and
back, for in spite of severe cold you
are bound to sweat more or less while
travelling. Unloading the sleigh I
piled the bales at the back, and this,
with the snow shovelled (by snow-
shoe), made a break from any wind
on three sides while the front was
filled with a glorious fire. After a
good supper and a final trip to my
pony in which thc tether was carefully
Inimisvaiiis Barred
German, Austrian and Turk Tourists
Can Enter Canada.
Otawta.���The Department of Immigration and Colonisation says that
tourists do not require passports as a
condition of entry from Canada to the
U.S. or for the return journey.
Immigrants coming to Canada to
work or re-Mc from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria or Turkey,
���ire. debarred. Tlie ban docs not ap-
p'y to persons cniuiiiL; to Can.-uV.
from liie*e rot��ntru_s when b< Ion
}o   ihe   non-iiumitirant  cl.i--cs.
inspected, also a quart of'oats placed
on the ground for lier -feed. I wished
her goodnight, remarking at thc time,,
"Well,  Nelfie, we have about forty-
-'five miles to make tomorrow and wc
must $Wt early if we intend reaching
home. L think I will get up at half
past two." She gave a wise little
nicker ah'd back to camp I went.1 My
large fire had burnt down to glowing
coals so I at -once made up m'y bed
'and a description of this may .interest readers. ���  -
The-snow had fjcen well cleaned off
and ou the ground I spread fine willows (there being no spruce), over
this came a IiugeVarmful of hay cut '
with ?ny sheath knife in thc swamp,
and there is nothing warmer to,sleep -
on; on this my deer skin, killc'd late
with the winter hair c*fi and -only
scraped,, not tanned as then it would
be too soft-and rone would, feel tlie ~
lumps below; this is laid ..tail up so
that you lay against the hair and do
not slip off. For covering a 3yl
point Hudsons Bay blaakct, always
white, as they are so much warmer
than colored blankets, over this iny
rabbit skin robe and over all'my duck
sled wrapper which protects the bedding from any stray sparks. The,
fire goes out, but no matter how low
the thermometer goes down,, and it-
must have-been.'40 below zero-that
night, one can sleep warm and comfortable.
Covering up my head-as is customary and necessary when .exposed to
such    low    temperatures I was soon ���
j fast nslcep, and    after    some   'hours
' sound repose I  was awakened by a
tug at my bedding..    Was  I dreaming?     No, I could both feci and hear,
the   annual   moving.       My   thoughts
flew back to thc grizzly bjear^the only   -
weapon I had was a light axe and for    ,
the life of uje I could not' recollect
just where I had placed    this    over
night.       Well,   I 'was   up   against   it
and could either feel or imagine the'
hot breath of the brutc^so summoning
up all my resolution I threw the.bed-   ������
ding back and here was Nellie's wise,
little head within a foot of my own.
Such a'relief.     Looking at my watcli  ���
it was twenty minutes to three, so I
at once rose with the blankets grace-      ,
fully draped round me and made on-a
huge  fire.      M3',  but  thc little mare    -
did enjoy it as I stripped her blanket
off, it being covered with  frost, ami
she, carefully   stepping,   would   turn   v
first one side and then the other to
the heat.      I   found  on   cxairrinaiion
that she was fast tethered ��o the pole
and   wondered   how   shc   could   havc
dragged it in  through    the    -narrow
path.I had cut to the.,swainp. ,   On
looking at the tracks I decided that
when thc pole would catch she had
nosed it straight again and continued
doing this until her line allowed her
to   reach   my   camp.      At  breakfast,
which I always shared with her; she ,.
being very  fond  of  both  bread  null
sugar, I made a promise, and it was   s
that I would never part with her, and    '
when she got b-yond work she would
bc pensioned oflf.      This in due time
happened and she passed a serene old
age surrounded   "by    her   'off-spring,
some  of whom can  bc 'seen  driving
into Mclfort today, handsome enough,v>-
but I doubt if any could  show  the
same _lion like courage and hardiness
which little Nellie proved on many a
long trip.
'HI
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German Bank Prosperous
Large Financial-Institution of Berlin
Increases Capital.
Berlin.���Announcement of a capital
increase of 90,000,000,000 marks ''is
made by the Drcsdncr Bank> one of
Greater'Berlin's largest financial institutions. This makes the capital of
the'bank 330,000,000,000 marks. The
bank endorsed the $200,000,000 worth
of tieasury notes recently turned over
to the allied reparation- commission.
Prevent  Confiscation  In   Russia.
Kii:n.��� \    Mo-cow    de-patch    ;.i- j
Retaliatory Duty On Lumber.
Washington.���Thc ways and means
comm'ittce of the Houce decided to
include in the Permanent Tariff Bill
a duty on lumber similar to that imposed by Canada upon lumber sent to
the Dominion from the United States,
'���'���f?! ThU i-< 25 per cent. The proposal
wrs bitterly opposed by several of
the eommiitco members ��nd it was
adopted on'y after a lengthy fight.
African Demands
              Kriffcfi- Ineripfi
noimces
that  a  decree  is btinc  pre
pared to prevent further confiscation !
01   money  srom  private  person*,  ex-'
cepi-by coert trial.     Another <kcrec
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Devonshire Leaves In July.
Oiaw.it.���It has becn officially announced   froin    Government   House,
that their Exec llc-ncies, the Duke and
mu=t j Duclif ��s o: Devonshire will sail from
Irrigation Project BegunI
Lethbridge.���Team ��� work    on
the
psovides   that   ;ui>onc  arrested
}C Vlvcn  thc reason  for tliis  within j Quebec  for Er,gl.i:id on July  19, on
24 hour? and, if a member of a trade
union, may be  released  it  lhe-union',
vouches for h'irr..
t iicjEm pre' sit 7o f^Ftn h c c. 7
Chief Asks Privy Council For Owner- j
ship Rights to Land.
London.���A West African chief attended in state, the meeting of the
Privy Council, and asserted his rights
of ownership to 250 acres of land in
Lagos, taken by the Colonial Government therefor public purposes. His
private secretary carried a staff sent
by the Prince of Lagos to identify the
appellant. On "this staff was an inscription certifying that it had been
presented to thc prince's grandfather
by thc^Briti'sh Government as a token' of appreciation of assistance rend-
cied the British in suppressing thc^
slave trade and protecting missionaries.
The    appeal oi    thc chief was adjourned.
Bolshevist  Treaty  With   Sinn  Fein.
London.���"The Government issu��d
ss a 'white paper' the text of what
appears to bc the draft of a proposed
treaty between the Russian Soviet
Government and 'the republic of Ire*
land,' which thc Government states
was captured in Dublin. /
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Admiral Sims' London Speech.
\Ya*hinc;to'!. ��� Secretary    of    tlu
BRIT
project will bc in full swing in a w;��ck
and the big steam shovels will be
moving  dirt in a.  fortnight.      Grant
Smith and  Company and  MeDonall,jpress accounts of an address he'mad
to  the English-speaking Union  at
luncheon in London, June 7.
Limited, thc contractors for thc earth
work, have sub-contracted fox 1,500,-
000 feet with Nochran and Mannis-
Ca'gary.
miral Sim=. to advise the Navy De- j
partment immediately by cable as to (
whether he wss correctly quoted in
ES DRIVi
URG WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT
Germany May Join League.
of
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*      King oLSerbia I1L
London.���Kir�� Fctcr of Serbia, is
j seriously ill, according to a' despatch
Geneva.���The - assembly of ,the! to the Daily Mail'from Belgrade. The
union of the League of Nations As-! despatch adds that Prince Alexander.
sociation, .adopted ~ a jcsolutioa ijji the regent, has been urged by the
?��ion of Germany to : ministerial    council    to rttura~hor��ie
I the League of Nations.
I".
-or.i France %"b.c?c I-e is on a vis
Oppeln.���Five thousand Polish insurgents havc been driven out of the
city of Roscnburg, northeast of this
city, by British forces. The* Poles
j made a show of resistance but the British did not fire a shot. When thc
British soldiers entered the city, the
Poles dropped a few poorly-aimed
shells behind them, and there w?s a
scattering patter of rifle sliots fronr
thc Polish positions- The Poles then
p:ck?d up their machine gi.ns which
Lad been set vp :a * road and fled.'
When the British marched further
into thc city they found a P-olish
commander with 300 men. Thc commander was directed io rtave the city
within r.a hour, ind to evacuate the
district immediately. The Pole said
this was iinposiihV, and he was learned .that every insurgent found in
Roscnburg s.i the expiration of an
hour would be held for examination*
A search of the city later in the even-
ing showed that all iascrgents had departed on liate.
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CHE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
THE LEDGE
Is $2.50 a year strictly in advance; or $3
when not paid for three months or more
have passed. To Great Britain and the
United States $3., always in advance,
O. W. A. SMITH
. Lessee
ADVERTISING RATES
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal aud Oil Notices -.....���...    "7.00
Bstray Notices .'........:. 3.00
Cards of Thanks ,...    1.00
Certificate of Improvement .:...... 12.50
(Where, more than one claim appears it> notice, J5.00 for each additional claim.)
.-. All other legal advertising,   12 cents a
llae first insertion, and 8 cents a line for
-Bach   subsequent    insertion,    uonpariel
^measurement.
Trauscieht display advertising 50 cents
an inch each insertion.
Business locals   ii^c.   a  line each insertion.
Home Circle
in our hearing
The blue cross means that
your subscription is due, and
I'.at the editor would be pleased
te#linve more money.
CITIZEN RESPONSIBILITY
The ' Greenwood  District Board
of Trade should  make  a  distinct
aud valuable contribution   to the
town and disfetict it represents, and
if it fails in this it  fails' iu a large
'measure , to   fulfill    its -function.
.���Possibly there is no single phase of
actiyifcy bore that receives so little
;real attention, and  deserves more,
than/ civic ;pr  municipal matters.:
In fact the average citizen  of  the
town   and   district   seems   to   be
totally  oblivious  tbat  a  few ha en
are entrusted  with  the  collecting
and spending of  municipal funds
and the governing of thc  city  in
many and sundry matters of  vital
and lesser interests except at very
rare intervals, or when some action
of the governing body disturbs his
idea of, freedom of action when his
particular interests are concerned.---.
Of  what  does good  citizenship
consist?"   .In the  common acceptance .it merely implies residence in-
a- municipality, without taking- any
ivei-y. active, interest in the affairs oi
-the-'community.     -There " is   no
'"rioufeV that a man is" a .'fairiy -good,
citizen who .lives, an   honorable life
- doing   his   obvious    duty  by. bis
'.neighbors and payinghis just debts.
It would not do, perhaps,, for all of
. us to take   too -active' a part in
;pub'lie affairs for  too . many  cooks
.fipoi-1 the broth,-besides all nie'h are
fortunately not. cast in  the same
"mould, but,a very; vital  question
today isas-.to-hewfai- a man'is  a
.good"citizen whoitakes no  interest
whatever   in social  problems and
civiC'tnattors except so far as.;they
.directly touch .his'own interests.-.
��� -One of-the reasons why-so niany,
-..men;dislike serving-the  public.'is
" that they, get all the-kicks and only
have to'.jiidge b'y.(the';apathy.'of the
' public at he titer'they.'a re  satisfying
.'their  "constituents:.;   -Frequently
' they are looked ' upon ' with; suspi-.
' cion,.-which .in the absence  of anything .like   commendation-V6r constructive criticism they are inclined
to .. debate',' and .hesitate, to". tak'e
action .when they Bhould be follow,
irig, with confidence and, good will
' a fair proportion- of   their fellow
citizens, >%veli defined -programme
' Frequently' things-look different'..to
the.man whose nose is down to the
;grind stone and to the man. who  is
watching his efforts from a distance
Bometimes.fehe man  who is  doing
the work is .the better judge,   be-
C5*'ise he is ,iu   closer. ���. touch with
affairs,     and . knows   the inside
workings; .' .Ou    the   other hand
sometimes he is 'too, close to get. a
proper "perspective.    He may-quite
unconsciously,   be biased,   by the
officials With .whom he comes in
contact, and getinto their way of
regarding affairs,   often   a  rather
itarrow-oiie,: because of. the. fact
that, they too of necessity are con.-;
stantiy close, up to the matters ..in.
hand, and their perspective is not
properly focused, f \X'- VV
.   The. ordmariy;.cltzen:. ought to
foiiow civic matters from a pride of
his own cvmrnuuiiyXy'-. ���'....-,���'���;.
IP I ONLY HAD  CAPITAL
The above words were recently uttered
by a worthy boy and undoubtedly .they are often reiter
ated by many who are out of employment, or have little
or nothing to* do. To all such we say, you have home
capital, you have hands, feet, -bone, muscle, health and-are
not these capital? What more capital has God given anybody? "But if I only bad a few thousand in cash capital"
says the young man. But these are better than cash capital, for no one can take them from you, 'and with these
3'ou can earn cash. ,V - .
Our men of wealth and influence did uot start with any
cash capital. They went' to work with their, plow, the
hoe, the jack plane or axe,., and in time .their capital
brought them a rich harvest. Ah! but there's the rub;
you don't want to work. You want money on credit so
you can play the gentleman, speculate and end your career
by playing vagabond/ You want to marry a rich girl who
will support you, while you wear fine clothes, smoke
cigars, and be a gentleman of leisure,
Shame on you young man! Go to work with thc capital,
you have and you will soon make interest enough upon it
to give you as much money as you need. If you cannot
make money ou what capital you have, you could not if
you had a larger amount in cash. If }'Ou waste your_pres-
ent capital you would waste money. if 3^011 had it, So
don't stand around, a helpless fellow, waiting fqr. some,-
thing to turn up, but.go to work., -Take the -first work,
you can get to do aud do it well:''''Always- do..your best;,*
and.if you manage your capital that' God has givetij you
well, 3r6u will soon have plenty more to manage.      ,
It is uot a favorable omen to see a man  sinokiug ��� a cob
pipe while his wife milks the cow. -     '"
DR. J.  M, BURNETT
Physician and Surgeon
Hospital Phone 90.   Residence Phone 69
GREENWOOD. B.C.
E. W. WIDDOWSOWr Assayer and
Chemist,- Box���biioS, Nelson,. B. C.
Charges:���Gold,.Silver. Copper or Lead
Jr. 25 each; Gold-Silver fi.75.'. Gold-
Silver with Copper" or Lead $3 00. Silver-Lead $2.00. Silver-Lead-Zinc #3.00.
Charges for other metals7, ete.ron application. '
*4"fc * *.* ���$��� ^ ��*��� '* ��� * ���
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Jt��  C LOAT is not a periodic-  J.
��� ���������     al.    It is a  book con- T
��J��  taiuing 86 illustrations  all
told,   and  iB    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 Deu-
^ ver  long after  Noah  was
. dead; how.a parson took a
*** drink at Bear Lake in
'"r* early days; how justice
*5* was.dealt in Kaslo iu'93;
��jn how the saloon man -out-
^  prayed the women in Kala-.
. mazoo, arid graphically de-
jVpicts the ; roamings of a73 �������
"��* western editor among the y
Hj�� tenderrfeetin the_cent belt. T
��j}�� It contains'the early history j*.
a��'��� of Nelson and'  a'romance 4��
�� of thei..Silver King mine." '��f��
^7 In it are printed :three^J,
��&��������� western poems,.and:dozen's ';������,
t-- of articles "too numerous.:
J*  to mentions    Send for one ***
���* before it is too late, the T
��3�� price is. 50 cents, post- *i��
������  paid to  any part  of    the ��|b
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If. you have a bitter pill to take gulp it down, don't
chew it. So many people chew their pills, and oh how
bitter.
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4��     GREENWOOD, B. 0.
-o-'
Court of Revision
Any voter whose name is liable
to be -struck., off -the- -last revised
list .'of voters may at any', time;
either before or during.the'-.Bitting
'of the Court of Kevisiou', 'file-'with
the Registrar ah affidavit in support of his application for reinstatement of his name on the list of
voters. A Court "ol- Revision will
be held in the'Court House, (Greenwood, on Monday, June 20.at.10
a. in. This applies to. all;those
who failed to vote"- at .-the last'Pro-,
viucial election.       .-���
Pessimist
Nothing to do but work,    ���,      , ;.
Nothiug to eat but food;,
Nothing to wear but clothes .- ;   ���
, To keep one from going nude.
Nothing to breathe but air, "   , V
"���- Quick as a flash-'tis gone;    .. ; - , .'.
Nowhere to fall but offj'.-.V���;':- -.-.-- -;:-
Nowhere to stand but oil. ��� r  ..-'
-Nothing to comb but "hair, ��� ��� ������'.'���
'Nowhere to sleep but-in lied,    .,.
Nothing.to "weep but tears;   .7.   ^   7^ 7
������-Nothing to bury but dead.- ;'"-7-
Notliiiig lo singbut songs,     ��� .1.;' ���   '
', .Ah, well! '��� Ala's!   Alack!.; ~ .,    .-; -:
Nowhere to, go but out,  /.';-.' ' ���'- ��� '���
, Nowhere to come but back'.   "���
Nbtliiirg'td read but words,   ���"'     ', ?���"���'-
,; Nothing td.cast"but-.yotes;-;"-".. .'.;.'..;
Nothing to. hear but. sounds',':, .'-,
'  Nothing to sail but boats';      .,...:
Nothing to see but sights,
-Nothing to'quench biit thirst, ;
Nothing to have.but'wliat we'.ve g'otV -
Thus through life'we.are cursed. ;  '���''
'Nothing to strike but a-gait,'    .,.,.'
Everything moves that goes.'.   -. ,���
Nothing-atall but commonseiise.    'V
Canevcr- withstand-these woes..'   -"
������'.".���   '���������"���.'���-''���    ��� ���' ���Ben King.
DENTIST   .'
All. the - latest   methods; in   high-class
_  '   . Dentistry.    '.,.������"
LOO BUILDING ���
Corner Abbott &._ Hastings Streets.,
VANCOUVER.   -   -   -   B.C.
J, P. MORGAN
Dealer in Second-hand Furniture
and Clothes, Metals, Sacks,
7,    '.    Horses,  Cattle,  Etc.       ":
WEAKER STREET.V;>    NELSON;
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FRONT ;STl;V;7^KELSON,\v'BOS;865
| PALACE AUTO LIVERY AND STAGE
!" V :; 'X ." V , ; W, H. ppCKSTEADER, PROP^  . ' , :'\'.\ V "V';'"'.,
I . 4"u*o ..Stage^,twi,ce:...daily. to 'Midway  meeting Spokane,- Grand
fe Forks,and Nelson train,  leaving !Greenw6od'at fe'a:ni''.' '������''���- ���
I    For Oroville,. Wehatchee and Prih'ceton'le.ayes Green^'vvoo'd', S.pVmV-'^
Fare S1..50 Each Way./ Hand'Baggage Free.    TrunksXarried.:
Express and Heavy Drayingr.     ^. -        Auto.;s for hire Day 'pi Night
We carry Tires, Oils. Greases.  Hay and Grain   .
Office Phone 13. -   Residence Phone 3L
$50 to $5,000
V A YEAR FOR LIFE
A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITY PROVIDES IT
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- .'    V ���Cannot be seized or levied upon For any cause '
.   ���Will be replaced if-lost, stolen or destroyed.
.   ���Not affected by. trade'depression -
'-; ' ���Free, from'Dominion Income Tax ',.'-.;
'���    .r���Np medical examination-required V ; .'
._   Anyone oyer the age .of. 5, years resident er-doniiciled in Canada -
.may purchase.'     _. -...',-
Any.two persons may purchase jointly.   .     -. .     .���-������-.���
Employers may purchase for their employees^���school.boards for ���
their teachers���congregations for their ministers..
���".- APP1^ td^your postmaster; or write, postage free, to S. T. Baatedo. Simer-
.mtendent of Annuities, Ottawa, for new booklet and other information desired.
-. State sex and age last birthday. ,���'-..
the small amount: of baking powder
it-takes7tp make a cake-r-rwhensh��
���^omjparesthe sniall;cbst:bf the bak-
mg,^ ponder with that of the other
r^teri^siised,.when; she appreciates
the Jdiflerence there; is in flavor, texture and' whoiespmeness-���there is
only one; decision and that, isv
CREAM
:, Made from Cream, of Tartar derived from grapes
Con tarns No: AiumrrLekv& No Bitter Taste
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TREMONT HOTEL
NELSON, B:C.
Nicely furnished rooms, by the
day, week or month
F. Nilson
Pfoorletor
NEW  GRAND  HOTEL
'"'���  .616 Vernon St.. Nelson
Brick building and finely furnished rooms
JOHN BLOMBERG     -   -   Proprietor
MATTHEWS    BROS J
GRAND   FORKS
Agents for Chevrolet, IDqdge, Hudson,
Chalmers.. Cadillac cars, ���'" Garage in
connection.
< Synopsis of
Land Act Amendments
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Mlnlmun.^prlee   of   Brut-class   land -
reduced to $5 an acre; second-doss to
J2.60 an acre.
' Pre-emption  now   confined  to  but--
veyed lands only.
Records will be granted covering only
, land suitable for agricultural purposes
Mid which ls non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent- pre-emptions
with Joint residence, .but each making
necessary Improvements on respective
claims. "s q ���
Pre-emptors muBt occupy claims for
nve years and make Improvements to
value of $10 per acre. Including clearing and cultivation, or at least 5 acres,
bel2re..receiving Crown Grant.-"
Where pre-emptor In occupation not"
less than S years, and has made proportionate Improvements, he may, because of Ill-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermediate certificate of improvement and transfer his claim.
Records without permanent residence may be .Issued, provided appll-
r S��nt makes improvements to extent of .
f 800 per annum and records same each
year.; Failure to make improvements
���or record same ��� will operate as forfeiture. Title rcannot be obtained in
less than 5 years, and improvements
of J10.00 per, acre;. including ,6 acres
cleared and cultivated/and residence
of_at least .2 years are required.
��� Pre-emptor "holding Crown grant
may record another pre-emption, if he
requires land in conjunction with his
farm; without actual-occupation, provided statutory Improvements made
and residence maintained oh Crown-
granted land. a
UnsUrveyed areas, not exceeding 20
aores, may be leased as homesites;
title to be obtained after fulfilling resi-
a��Jitial and Improvement conditions.
For grazing and industrial purposes
areas_ exceeding 640 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
.MiU, faotory or industrial sites on
, timber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; oondltions include
payment of stumpage.
NatunU  hay  meadows  Inaccessible
^ /.m'811",* roads may b�� Purchased
conditional upon construction of a road
to them. Rebate of one-half of cost of
road, not exoeeding fcalf of purchase
price. Is made. y^
PRE-EMPTOR8'     FREE"    GRANT*
, �� ACT. I
The scop* of this JLot is enlarged to
Inolude all persons Joining and sirv-
ing.wlth Hfs MnJesly'.. Foroe's. *J,
time, within,which the heirs or devU&cs
? ���- \,��*��*a*e.d pr��-smptor may apply ���
from for one year .from the death of
-such person/ as  formerly.-until  one
year after the conclusion of the present >
war.   This privilege-li also madr'S-' '
troactive.    ..,.-. .
1 V,S����'������ r,^lnf ^ Wf-smptions" are
due or payable V foldlers on 'Pri:
emptlons recorded after June 26, 1918'
Taxes are remitted for live years.
���^f2vli,on *��rJ'turn of moneys accrued due and been paid since August
4, 1814, on.aooount of payments, feel
or taxes on soldiers' pri-emption's.
Interest on agreements to purchase
Vflfn..0!;-oM3r lot�� J����W by membere of
Ailled Forces, or dependents, acquired
direct or indirect, remitted froST enlistment to March %\, wjb. _
���U��.PUROHA|j|JR|OPXROWN   f
Provision made for issuance of
Crown grants to sub-purchasers it
Crown Lands acquiring rights from
purchasers-who failed to complete
purchase, involving forfeiture, on fulfillment of oondltions of uSf3umL Interest and twees. Where iub^purcbjE-
ers do not claim whole of original Parcel, PurohM* Prioe due and taxes iaay
be distributed proBortionately or*
whole.Wf��.    ,<*{M����tlon�� must  5
mad* by Kay -j,
GRAZINa   *
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Graslng Act. 1819/ for erstematlo
development of livestock industry nro-
vides for graslng distrlots and range
administration���under Commissioner
.Annual grazing permits issued based
on numbers ranged: priority for established 7_ owners. -_ Stock-owners-may-
form Associations for rang* manage-'
ment. .Free, or partially fr**, permlU
for settlers, camptos or traveller*, un
to t*n hud.. ���    .     ,-�� -*
A. HlGGINBOTHAM
(Exoert Optician)
GRADUATE
OPTICIAN AND OPTOMETRIST
K. W. C Block     -   -.���:-"
Nelson
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The Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
OfiSces, Smelting and Refining Department   .
TRAIL, BRITISH COLUMBIA'
SMELTERS AND REFINERS :
Purchasers of Gold, Silver,'Copper and Lead Ores
Producers    of    Gold,' Silver,   Copper,   Bluestone,- .Pig   Lead   and Zinc
"TADANAC" BRAND   "   -
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LEDGE IDS, BRING RESULTS
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nelson, B.C.       -
The only up/to/date Hotel in-the intefior,   First-class
-j   in every'respect, \ . "     "
CENTRALLY: LOCATED
Hot and Cold\Water;vSteam Heat and Telephone in
y?'\ each room.   .-   _. - .'--,
'   "-    ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS. '"
CUISINE AND SERVICE THE BEST^
First Class Cafe and. Barber Shop
15   SAMPLE ROOMS
Steam Heated; Electric Lighted.
-   ��� . RATES $1.00 per day and up; European Plan.
Bus Meets all Trains and Boats.
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^he^^ Mineral Province of Western Canada
TO END OF DECEMBER, 1919 "
Has produced Minerals valued aa follows: Placer Gold, $75,722,603; Lode
V Gold, 8100,272,431; Silver, 150,432,304; Lead 843,821,106; Copper, ��153,680,965;
Other Metals (Zinc, Iron, etc.), $16,818,487; Coal and Coke, $199,123,323;
���   Baildjng Stone,  Brick.  Cement, etc., $29,991,767; Miscellaneous Minerals, etc.,      -
8785,918; making its Mineral Proddction to the ead of 1919 show an
r vV V A^rega^ Value of $670;649,894
Production for Year Ending December, 1919, $33^296,313
The  Mining  Laws of this Province are more liberal and the-fees lower    V ~~
than those of any;other Province in^he Dominion,: or any colony in the British
;.   ���;.'���''���-.Enipire. ���.''���-.   ���\.���:   ���__-''   *y.-'���������������/ '  .    ';     ���' ���_'���   ������...���.'-"'.-.-���/  .;        ;   ;^     .'- - ;
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees,
.7 ^ Absolute Titles are  obtained ^by developing such properties, the secarifcy
of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Fall information, together with mining Reports and Maps,, may be obtained
' gratis by addressing���   _      --
if THE HON. THE miNISTHt OF MINES
VICTORIA, British Colsmfcia.

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