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Ice Carnival
Greenwood Rink
Monday, March 2nd, 1925
Six Prizes. ��� Races.
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The Oldest Mining Camp Newspaper In British Columbia
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Races. ��� Six Prizes.
Vol .   XXXI .
Just arrived
McClary's Graniteware
Double Boilers, Stew Pots, Pots, Roasters, &c.
An assortment of Bonnie Blue Ware
Galvanized Tubs, Boilers and Pails
Copper Boilers and Copper Bottom Boilers
Great West Saddlery Co.'s trunks, valises and hand bags
For The   LENTEN" Season
"   Canned Salmon, Pilchards, Lobster, Sardines,
Clams and Oysters
Smoked Sable Fish, Finnan Haddie,
Cod Fish, Salt Herring
Fresh Salmon and Halibut
Every Thursday
For Quality and Value Order From Phone 46
No. 31
J. H. Beattie left on Tuesday
for Vancouver where he will
reside. '   W
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Drug  or  Stationery   Line
Call or mail your orders to
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Kodaks,   Films,   Albums.   Victrola*,   RMordii,:Etc.
_��    Winter time is most
Dangerous for Fires
A small premium will 2ive you ���
Protection, on your House
\       and Furniture
Real Estate and Insurance
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The Greenwood Cafe      ii
will be known hereafter as the
Meal Hours
7 to 10 a.m.;   12 to 2 Mil..    ";
5 to 1 p. m.'
^ftrs. Ellen Trounson, Prop.
Every Thursday Afternoon
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Smoked Fish of all kinds in stock
Fresh Pork Sausage Every Tuesday Morning
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The   Thomas   Tailor  Shop
The Home of the /
Semi-Ready Tailoring Co
Greenwood Theatre
SATUktiiAY, FEB? 28th
Commencing at 8.15   p.m��
WILLIAM FOX presents
Tom Mix
Mile-a- Minute Romeo
TONY, the wonder Horse
In wliich Tom Mix rides like a Com-
mandie Indian, shoots for honour and
loves like a romeo.
Critics say:' Tumultous, pulsating, dra-
_       matte, sweeping, glorious, -vivid,���
Now on Display
A choice Selection of
Worsteds,    * Tweeds       and    . Serges
At a price within reach of all
Hats   Cleaned   and   Blocked
Out of town trade solicited
Two 4 sectional book cases, complete with tops and bottoms. Crated
ready for shipment.   Apply at
T. M. GmwVs Store.
I Hngro carpet sweeper,'and i folding cot, apply at Thb Ledge' Office.
-    X     FOR SALE
*   ro ricks 16 in. wood, cut from called
ties.   Apply The Ltjdgb Office.
We carry'only the best stock procurable in
Beef, Veal, Pork,  Ham, Bacois, Lard, Etc
A trial will convince yoa
Minister in charge   m
Rev. W. R. Walklnstiaw. B. A.
** ���    ��� Greenwood
Sunday, March Ist.
Greenwood! 7.30 p.m.
Mrs. A. F, Swaason, and two
sons, Almar and Rudolph, aad
Mr. ,and Mrs. Tom Vigor, pf
Winter, Sask.,' hare taken tip
residence in the Swayne House,
and have opened up a first-class
laundry. Washing of all' kinds
called for and delivered. .
Sticks to Movies
Ab evidence of his faith in tbe
moving picture, Tom Mix, world-
famous through his productions for
William Fox, recently refused an
almost * preposterous^ financing
scheme to stage and toar the
country with a circus. * Mis admits
that he was tempted al mightily
and says that he felt obliged to redeem hie cinema faith by baking
& great Western., He hae. and
this pictdre is "Mile-A-Minute
Borneo," which will be shown at
the Greenwood Theatre on Saturday, Feb, 28ta_
Tom Rowe,.of Midwa^, is visiting* at the home of Mr. aad Mrs,
T. Skelton. '    . ���.        '
Carr's Show was enjoyed by a
large number of people in the
Anaconda School:,House on Friday evening- last.
Mrs. R. D. Kerr and Mrs. M.
Romstead, of Midway, are attending- a meeting of Presbyterial in
Grand Forks this week.
D. B. Buchanan of Westbridge,
was a visitor iti town on Saturday and collected the bounty on
seven coyotes and one cougar.
The next regular; meeting of
the Pythian Sisters 'will be held
on the first Friday in March.
A full attendance is requested.
E. F. Keir has disposed of his
interest in the Greenwood Dairy
to his son Lewis, who will take
full charge and conduct the business.after MarGh 1st,
Rossland won the first game
for the senior amateur hockey
championship of B. C, by defeat-
the Monarch team of Vancouver,
on Tuesday evening by 3 to 0.
The final game will be played
Ex-King George hockey team
of Vancouver,, won the Coy cup,
emblematic of the intermediate
amateur hockey championship of
B.C., at Vernon last week, winning both games from Trail by
3 to 2 and 4 to 1.
Sunday morning's west-bound
passenger train was delayed
about three hours font miles east
of Greenwood on Sunday morning when a large boulder rolled
down tbe hill and stopped iii the
middle of the track.
Rev. W. R. Walkinshaw returned this morning from attending a meeting of Presbytery in
Nelson.^ Mr.���.Walkiusha.w__.has
been"" appointed a Commissioner
to attend the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church, in
Toronto, in June.
At -the last meeting of the
Ladies Aid, "which met at t\e
home of Mrs. A, N. Mowat, Mrs.
P. H, McCurrach was presented
with a beautiful vase by the
ladies of Greenwood for her faithful service iu connection with tbe
Sunday School, to which Mrs.
McCurrach made a suitable reply.
E. ��� F. Keir returned from
Revelstoke on Saturday where he
attended the convention of the
U. F. of-B. C. He reports a very
interesting and enthusiastic meeting and expects great improvements for the farmer in the near
future. ' All farmers interested in
a new movement for their betterment ^wili be able to hear full
particulars "by attending the
United Farmers meeting at Midway on'March 7:
The Kettle Valley train, bound
from Vancouver to Nelson, was
ditched early Monday morning
when Assistant General' Superintendent C. A. Cotterell's'car was
completely overturned, the engine-
derailed, and another car turned
over on .its side. The derailment, was caused by. a^ large
boulder rolling down the hill and
breaking a rail, about a mile west
of Princeton. A sprained arm was
the only injury sustained by any
of the passengers.
." Mr. "and Mrs. T. W. Clarke, of
Carmi,  conducted a novel competition at Carmi recently, .when
tbtey     presented     a   first   class
Waltham watch  to  be competed
for.    The competition  consisted
in fillinga half  gallon jar with
jfeaouts, each competitor.had the
privilege of guessing the number
of peanuts in the jar and paying
so much for each  guess, the one
guessing the nearest to the correct numher secured  the watch.
George Munroe  was the winner
with 354 and   therefor received
the watch.   Joe  Caron made the
poorest guess and   was   handed
the peanuts for the booby prize.
Of course this was all  very  interesting*, but ?,  the Greenwood
and District Hospital  were  the
beneficiaries, receiving from Mr.
arid Mrs.  Clarke   the' handsome
some o* $25.00.-   This novel and
interesting way of securing subscriptions to "the   Hospital, can
well recommend itself to others.
Acknowledgement   of   Mr.   and
Mrs. Clark��'a subscription appears
is aaothet part of this issue.
Mining News
Ore was encountered on the first
lead in the long cross-cut tunnel
oh the D.A., near Greenwood, on
Tuesday. The lead is about 12
inches wide and 'shows splendid
mineralization. -*-
H. Bauer bas taken a contract
to,run a 200 foot tunnel at the
Spotted Horse. A double shift
was started on fWednesday night
and the tunnel is being straightened
out.   .
The Western Canada -Mining
News says: "Mining properties
of merit are sought by Mr. A. Alex.
Deunye, Westbourne, Salmon Arm;
B.C., who represents a British
Metal Corporation of Montreal and
The*Spotted Horse has installed
something new in the compressor
line and mining men are watching
results closely for if it proves satisfactory it will be a great boon to
the small mines. The compressor
is made out of a Baby Grand Chevrolet engine, is driven by a 20-*h.p.
electric motor and drives a Sullivan
Jack -Hammer.". The main features
about this unique compressor is
'that it is cheap, and it is very
economical to operate. So far it is
doing very good work.
The Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company, of Trail, bas
issued a new treatment rate for
custom zinc ores and the same hae
been - mailed to the shippers.
Under the new revision the shippers will profit about $47 per ton,
or ahout 8150 "to the average car.
The new rate went into effect on
Feb. 15 th.
In a'~circular to ore shippers, T.
W. jBingay, comptroller, explains^
"Theee reductions are* being
made in pursuance of our policy of
giving shippers the benefit of reductions ia costs from increased
operations, and other improve-?
ments in conditions." .
"The new plant now under construction will provide ample capacity for all ore. produced in the
district,-. - When these -additions
are completed and in operation
some time in the summer of 1925,
we hope "to make further revisions
in favor of the custom ore shippers."
"A Revised schedule on lead ores
is -being prepared, and will be
mailed to you shortly."
__ Kettle Valley Notes __
E. Richter spent a few days
last week at Penticton.
A Service will be held in the
Anglican TChurch oh Sunday,
March 1st, at 11 a.m.
J. O. Thompson is busy at
present moving [Miss Welstead's
late] house on to the Bonnett
The i] W.    A.,   met    at   Mrs.
Thompson's  on' Wednesday * the
18tb Feb.,   ten members   being1
present.    The next meeting will
be at  Mrs.   F.  E.   Glossop's onn
March 4th.   .
The Rock Creek-Kettle Valley
Football Club will hold a [Dance
in the Co-Operative Hall, Rock
Creek, on Tuesday, March 17th.
Bush's 4-piece 6rchestra;.will supply the music and dancing will
commence at 8.30 p. m.
Midway Warbles
(By the Warbler)
The snovy is fast disappearing
from the flats.
Several car load3 of hay were
brought into the district last week.
Martial Saunier, of Rhone, was
a business visitor to town last
. A'fevv went over to the dance in
"Moonshine" Valley on Saturday
Mrs. McMynn and son, Johnnie,
returned on  Wednesday evening's
train from a short visit to  Grand *
Forks. -  '
T. A, Taggart, of Grand Fonks,
sheriff of the county, was in town
on Friday last on business. He
returned home on the G. M". on
Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson entertained a large party to a dance
and ca'rds on Saturday evening.
A number of "those present came
from the Greenwood district.
Keep April 3rd open for the
Auxiliary play. x
Grote Stirling, , member for
Yale, and C. H. Dickie, member
for 'Nanaimo, made representations to the deputy minister of
customs iu Ottawa, on Tuesday,
ou behalf of extending the period
of __ one_ .month fot__ allowing-
American tourist cars in British
Dr. J. E. Brouse, aged 60, died
in Vancouver on-Tuesday, Feb.
17th. The deceased was one of
the best known and popular old-
time residents of the Slocan district having lived in New Denver
form many years prior tp going
to Vancouver. Burial took place
in New Denver.
John Thomas,-of Cedar.Creek,
Wash,, appeared before P. H.
McCurrach, S.M., on Saturday
charged with au infraction ofthe
Liquor Act. He pleaded guilty
and was fined $100 and costs or
two months in jail. The fine
and costs were paid and John
was shooed across the Boundary
The Service * on Sunday evening in the Presbyterian. Church
was attended by the largest congregation seen in the Church for
some time! Miss McGregor," field
secretary of the Women's Missionary Society gave a very able
and interesting address on missionary work in Western Canada.
The" speaker emphasized . the
work among the New Canadians
as vital to the social, moral, and
spiritual . welfare of Canada,
Travelling through "our prairie
province, one finds solid settlement blocks of ^these New. Canadians, in most cases living the
lives they lived in their-European
homes. Badly housed, indifferent to schooliagVof a low standard morally and spiritually, such
huge settlements afe a real
meaace to Canada. Much of the
work of tbe W. M. S. lies in
these New Canadian "settlements
and Miss McGregor assured the
deeply interested audience that
real progress- is being made is
teaching and instructing these
peoples in Canadian aad christian
We are glad feo know that Calix-
De Lisle, who had the misfortune
to break a leg while working at
McArthur's saw-mill sometime ago,
is getting along well and expects to
be on*his "pins" before long.
John Thomas, a ' tie-hack from
across the border was arrested in
Midway on Friday evening for an
infraction of the B. C. Liquor Act.
The restrictions of this act has got
John into trouble several times.,.
He was. deported out of B. C.'IaBt
year as an undesirable.
The annual meeting of the IT, F.
Midway Local will be held in their
home in Midway on "Saturday,
"March 7th. ^ large'_erowd^ig_ex-
pecfeedas important business is on
hand such as electing officers for
the ensuing year, hearing tbe report of the delegate from the Revelstoke convention, deciding on. plans
for building a hall in Midway, etc.
All interested���farmers or otherwise���-remember the date and hour,
March 7tb, 2 p.m. sharp.
Points Competition
Keen interest was manifested'
in the annual points competition
at* the curling rink last Friday
night. The ice was rather
heavy making it somewhat difficult to make shots. Eighteen
took part and the rivalry quite
keen and friendly. Many ladies -
were present and showed the interest they have in. the roarin'
game. After the competition
was over refreshments were served, Mrs.. R. .Blundell proviog a
capable chef. The ladies had
great sport in trying their hand
at curling. The winners were:
K. M. Spence aad Chas, Carlson
played off for first place���Spence
P. H. McCurrach,. Dr. A, Fraa-
cis and T. Crowley played off for
third   pjace���Crowley   winning. .
It is hoped to hold another competition before the season is over.
Court of Revision
' special Court of-Revision will
be held in the Court House, Greenwood, oa Monday April 6th at 10
a.m., and in Grand Forks' Court
House on Tuesday, April 7 th at
10 a.m. Those persons who are'
uot on the list can have their
names added bj appearing in person on the above dates.
Harry Royce left for Hedley on
Monday    after    spending    the
twiater at his home here- THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   H ft
The Latest
'"'Wired Wireless" Apparatus Will Be
Put On  Market Shortly
Among iho latest method .subjected to experiment is tliat known aa
"wired wireless." An apparatus is
reported to have- boon contrived that
transmit throe wired radio programmes simultaneously over three-
phase electric light lines and also over
high voltage transmission lines, and
its devisers propose to supply receiving sets at a cheap monthly rental. One of the ollicials of the company ih at has taken "wired wireless"
in hand and has been engaged for
three years in the work oil iie.-lVcUng
it, Is quoted as .saying: "We shall
eventually give the American people ;*.
KUiall, nigged anil good-looking box,
with nothing ou it but three push buttons and a silk cord. They'll plug the
cord into any lamp socket, push a button, and out will come a fun turn programme either through head phones
or loud speaker, as the subscribe!
This "wired radio,"' a.s stated, is free
front interference of all kinds and
especially tliat objectionable element
commonly* called "static." It is not.
announced when this newly developed
apparatus will be put. on Ihe market,
but it is declared that the most intricate engineering problems, have been
solved and that the next stops will be
pertain to achieve the desired practical results.
Queer Incident In
British Law Courts
The Latest Air Liners
Giant Airships to be Run on British
Air Routes
This year is likely to see a number
of new aii* liners running on the British air routes throughout Europe operated by Imperial Airways Limited.
The requirement.-* of sucli machines
nowadays aro that they shall be large
and comfortable and have a very hign
factor of reliability. Every day it Is
becoming more and more t.vident that
air liners, in order to obtain the maximum reliability, must have, at least
three engines ami-must be capable u!
maintaining themselves In the aii* with
a full load with any two of these engines rumilifg. A big monoplane Is
now being built In fhe north of England driven by three Holls-Uoyce
"Condors" of (ISO h.p. each. An interest ing three-engined machine will
be the Hawker, which is being built by
the Hawker Engineering Company, of
Kingston, Surrey. The motive power
will be three air-cooled Bristol "Jupiter" engines developing 100 h.p. each.
Al present'there are no data available
as to the number of passengers to be
carried or '.lie speed at, whicli the machine will travel, but the chief designer of the Hawker ComjmlTy, Mr. Carter, Is "regarded as one ol" the most
promising of the designers.
Question of Costs Devided by Toss of
The    annals    of    the slaid  Uritish
courts oi* justice furnish no parallel to
���an incident in the High Court of Chancery, when a questions of costs 'was
decided by the toss of a coin. The
action between relatives had been settled, but it remained to be decided
whether the successful plaintiff should
receive ��300 or ��400 costs. A suggestion fo abide by the result of tossing a penny was adopted, and the
plaintiff had the luck 'the receive the
larger amount.
' Tho judge did not participate in the
tossing, but made no objection to it.
German Men Outnumber
Women In Genius
(..crmaui.i, n Merlin daily with a love
. for  statistics,  lias- collected  a   lot  of
"figures oh German    population    from
which it derives aulhorliy for the Col-
.lowing .s.at'imenls:  Ten out'of every
1.000 men and three out of every 1,000
women aro idiots.1   On the'of her hand,
'..out, of 1,000 men there are 10 geniuses,
.whereas nmong 1,000 women there aro
��� none. '. . '"       W *
When  It. comes  to average intelligence, the women are ahead, 593 out.
���of 1,000 being in that category, while
only 280 out of 1,000 men thus qualify.
Survivors Of Wrangel
Party Have Returned
Found Far Northern Country Lonely
and Almost Desolate
Tlie survivors of the ill-fated expedition wliich went t'o establish a colony and fur trading post on Wrangel
Island under the leadership of Charles
Wells, have returned to America. Of
the original party of 1-1 who planned
to make their homes in the far northern world, only 11 came to Victoria
on the steamer lyo Marti.
Charles Wells himself is dead, and
Billy and Hope, the two stalwart; little
sons of Peter, one of ilie stoical men
who dared the rigors of the untamed
north, are.also dead,-the first having
died iu Vladivostok, and thc second
while the party was in China. Tho
parry of colonists, led by Charles
Wells, who arrived at Wrangel Island
in.August, 1923, found the place lonely
and almost desolate. There were no
trees, but there was game. Many
beai'ii roamed over the island, aiid
these provided good meat for the colonists. There was also a profusion
of fish in the sea.
The settlers were forced to huild
their' shelters of driftwood. "They
were, wel lsupplied with lools and provisions,' and lived   fairly comfortably.
Lincoln Had  Hard  Struggle
Attained His Wonderful Success
Through  Thrift and   Industry
Thrift and industry in fhe lives of
most men constitute the difference between success and failure. A notable
instance is the career of Abraham Lincoln.
AVhen a young man, Lincoln ran a
small general stoic in Salem, 111.. He
failed in this business .with debts ol
?1,100. Then he disposed of the
store to two men, taking their notes.
They sold out everything of value and
slipped away. Loncoln, the failure,
was left \vijLh his $1,100 debts, which
in that day was a very largo sum of
He went to work with thrift and industry. He .skimped and saved. One
of his creditors became obdurate, sued
him and-obtained a judgment. Lincoln's horse, saddle, bridle and surveying nut lit: were sold at auction.
Through the entire period of Lincoln's early manhood, from 25 to -10,
he struggled with that debt. Al. last
it was paid.
Lincoln could have taken an easier
way, like the two men 'who left him
with the bag to hold. He could have
disappeared from Salem. llut the
world would have lost its greatest
statesman and humanity ono of its
noblest benefactors had he done so.
Tlie   world's   beat   hah*   tint.
"Will  restore gray hair-to  Its"
��� natural   color In   In  minutes.
Small    Size  $3.30. by   mall
Double Size $5.50 Jby   mall
The W. T. Pember Stores Limited
Plume M. 2274-.V      129 Youge St.
The  Magazine  Menace
Twenty-four Million American Periodicals Come Into Canada Yearly
There was no need for Major Baxter to npologhw-for.his criticism of
ihe Hood of Anieiicau magazines pouring into Canada. His address before
the Montreal Publicity Association
went straight to the point, and his
emphasis of the dangers to Canada
resulting from this menace is timely.
A casual glance'at any news stand-in
this country will serve to convince the
most sincere doubter that American
periodicals have swamped all others
in our reading market. .These periodicals carry all enormous body of advertising, aud it is, naturally, adver
tising of American products.   . In one
Throughout his entire life up to the i year    twenty-four   million    American
time he became president of tho "United States he stood face to face with
failure. Without thrift and industry
he. would have gone down to defeat.���-���
At this time of the year when the
civilized world is giving special
thought to this man of the prairies it
magaziues found their way into Canadian homes, with "the inevitable result
ihat the readers of those magazines
have drilled into-them every week the
superlative qualities of this _0�� that
product over all'other similar..products in the world.     Major Baxter's
A Modern Adventurer
California*! Making Good Progress
Around World in Small Yacht
From Port of Spain, Trinidad. ,off
the coast of Venezuela, comes the
news of the. arrival of Harry Pidgeou.
a Californian, who is sailing alone
around the world in a four-ton yacht.
Pldgeoii;-,according to tlie- dispatch,
set but from'Lbs Angeles in.*: November, 1321.. He*crossed the.Pacific and
the Indian Oceans, rounded tho Cape
of Good Hope, and his last jump was
nude from Ascension Island, in the
South Atlantic, to Trinidad V This he
accomplished in thirty-five days.
There remains still the trip from
Trinidad to tho Panama-Canal, through
the canal to the Pacific and up the
western coast to Los Angeles. If tho
luck which lias attended him so far
holds good, he ought lo make his home
port-by September.
Tlie story of Pidgeon's voyage
should mako interesting reading. Yet.
it is doubtful if his accomplishment
will'. equal* that of Captain-Joshua
Slocum, who completed the circuit
of the globe in 1S9S .in his boat, The
Spray. For in Slocum's day there
was no canal and the captain met
his most serious dilliculties in.- rounding Cape Horn. In a workaday world
it is pleas'aut.to realize that there, re-*
main those rare souls who are not
content io get their adventure out of a
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Man-Made  Earthquakes
Excavations in-England'for Coal Sets
Earth Sliding
It is believed that tho numerous
small-earthquakes recently reported,
from the Midlands of England are duo
to the handiwork of man. In excavating for coal and iron the miner cuts
away millions of tons of rock and coal
and piles it on the surface,* thus setting up all sorts of stresses. , lu July.
1913, dwellers near the coast ot Carnarvonshire were startled out of their
sleep by loudsubterraean rumbling.-.,
while the earth quivered over an-ami.
of many square miles. It'was fount1.
"that a considerable area of land lyinj;
between the. Rivals" granite- quarries
and the shore had started to slide seawards."   The fact was f that the., waste'-
of the quarries which  for years had
book, bur must mako it.for themselves. ;bcen  dumpwl  ou tllirf  lower ground,
Paltiniore Evening Sun. j h.ul 1>rovofl lQQ lnuch for u? ;mrt* hail
set the whole ledge blidlng, producim*;
is of value lo note that the towering j remedy,    that    Canadian    producers
strength _,of his genius would have
been lost.to mankind had it not been
for his persistence in the practices of
thrift and "industry.���By S. W. Straus,
President American Society for Thrift.
Want Appropriation
Of Five Million
Real Estate Deals In Scotland -
", During the jia-si six years one-third
of   Scotland     lias     changed    hands
���through thc real estate market. * Last
year-was the poorest-since-the war;
only 300,000 acres were sold' as compared with 900,000 acres in 392'J.
-    Since. - the    wholesale  disposal  of
' Scottish lauds began immediately af-
1er the armistice, about 6,500,000 acres
-have passed into new ownership.
Greenland ls tho
the world.
largest   island   in
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a Dependable
Help for Mothers
Mysteries Of Inland China
Scientists   interested   Over - Discovery.
, - of Strange Human Beings
Human beings with "faces of dogs
are said fo havc been discovered far
in thc interior of Southern China, and
scientists arc greatly " interested.
These strange people have thick hair
all over their bodies, live in irees, and
are entirely.savage. . There have been
reports also of a blue tiger; a creature
which is against all -Known laws of
zoology. This beast is not -striped
like tfio ordinary tiger, but lias a bluish fur resembling the-color of coarse
dungaree." During , one month-, a
scientist reported, this specimen killed and ate sixty people. -   .
'For years the Chinese 'themselves
havc elieved that dragons and Hying
serpents exist in their country. They
have been scoffed at as having vivid
imaginations,-but may it not-be a fact
that these creatures-still lurk in tlie
hinterland where white men have
rarely penetrated?
U.S. Taking Steps to Preserve Supply
Of Helium
Helium is the .gas which floats the
Shenandoah and the Los Angeles. It
has been one of the rarest of gases
and in 1917 cost 51,500 a cubic foot to
produce.. Thai cost has.nov boen.reduced to ($Vi cents a cubic toot and the
United States has virtualy a monopoly
of it.
The great value of helium'for dirigibles is that it is non-inllammable.
So long as it is used in the-airships,
commercial and military, in the United
States, a tiny leak will not bring disaster from ignition from one of the
propelling engines.*. 'Helium can be
extracted from some kinds of natural
fuel gas, leaving (hat gas bettor ffor
fuel-than if was before. ' .-\n appropriation ot ?5,000,000 is sought, Jn
order-that Ihe army or navy may take
steps to preseive this precious gas for
use in thc" development of the dirigible. That is l'casoanbiW��� Buffalo
Express, -   ���
should advertise more widely in Can-;
adiau magazines, is, we fear, but a
very partial remedy, for the ,siniple
reason that there are very few. Canst-
dian magazines in which to advertise.
The remedy lies in establishing and
supporting Canadian magazines. There
is no -reason on earth whywe should
welcome the flood of American periodicals and virtually ignore' Canadian-
and British periodicals. "It is" only
practical- wisdom, however, to ensure
that competition shall bc upon such a
basis,as neutralizes any present advantage the American periodical en-
jo$s.���Montreal Star.
Road In Devonshire
Contains Rich Metals
Port Greyille, Nova Scotia.���" I took
your medicine for a terrible pain in my
aide and for weakness and headaches. I
seemed to bloat all over~ too, and my
feet and hands wore the worst,   I am
7 lhe mother of four children'and I am.
nursing; my baby���the first one of four
I could nurse. I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound before the
Laby.'s birth, so you can see how much
it helped me.   I cannot praise it too
; ' highly for what it has done-for me.   I
; took ail kinds of medicine, but the^Veg-
.. citable Compound is the only one that
has helped tne for any length of time.
... .1 recommend it to any one with troubles
like mineand you mayuse my letter-fora
. testimonial."���Mrs-KOBEaTMcCuiULEir,
:   Fort GreVille, Nova Scotia.
Before and after child-birth the mother
will find Lydia E��� Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound a blessing.
Many, many letters are received giving the eame sort of experience aa is
given in this letter. Not only ia ths
mother benefi ted, but these good results
pass on to the child.
No harmful drags are used in the
BjfCvgrjrriffiH of this raedJcine���jasi roots
Kjdherbs-and it can be taken in safety
by the atirshig mother.
S8 oat of every 100 women reported
benefit from its use in a recent canvass
anjong women users o? fife iaeekine, Q
London Exhibits Byron's Books
Following the example set in the
United States, tho First Edition Club
of-London has opened an unique exhibition of. liyron. manuscripts, proof
sheets and first editions. The display "is J����'Jc up of exhibits froni private sources and sevs*ral of the books
shown aro the only ones in existence.
Many of the books are accompanied
by tho mss. and proof copies.
Canada's Debt Decreasing
The financial statement,of the Dominion for the- month - of January
shows' a decrease in the net debt
of Canada during the month of ?2,271,-.
365, as compared' with a decrease of
1-1,319,-195 in January, 152 i. The net
debt of the Dominion now stands at
?2,415,471 ,G6i.
Sovereigns Not Curiosity.
Five  Million  Hoarded  In England Are
Being Spent '""
��� The 5,000,000 sovereigns which ex-
pertscalcuiiite are hoarded in England
are slowly coming out of.their hiding
places.1 Those people who pin by r
few sovereigns when, paper currency
began art' finding that their littlo
store has .ceased to.be au object of
curiosity. 'Every week now the Bank
of England receives" a small sum of
gold, wliich it changes for Treasury
notes. "It is no good keeping this
tiling now," says the, business man; "I
will havii u few cigars instead," and so
ho spends his sovereigns.
Bot'*- Gold and Silver Discovered in
Peculiar Rock'
It has been discovered that the roa��
wliich leads-into the little village of
Nittecombe, in Devonshire, contain?},
both silver and goUl..- The peculiar
type of granite with which the road is
metalled is said to be rich with precious minerals. " It appears that a Ion
of this peculiar rosk may contain froin
three to thirty shillings' worth oL gold,
and as much as two-thirds of an ounce
of silver, worth "rather less than two
shillings. Many tons of similar rock
havo been built into the walls lining
the roads and enclosing the moor pastures in the neighborhood. Hundreds
*>�� toiis of it occur among the loose
boulders of barren granite strewn over
the local moorland. Tlio "vein" from
which these gold-bearing boulder.?
have_been dorivefi;has wot_yet__becii
discovered. *      -   ,
[ THIS WEEK      *
They shall mon in up with wings ���
Isa. :x].x 31.
Let us be like tho bird lor a moment
On a 1 rail branch while ho sings;
Though he feels it bend, yet he** sings
his song,  __.
For he knows that hc has wings.
���Victor Hugo.
The soul is dec*. It has wings in
the joy ot pure emotion, in the up-
springing might of laith, in the ardor
of heavenly aspiration, in the swift
flight of love, in the liberty of exultant hope. Lovc is always winged. I!
you would conquer your besetments,
rise to a moro gracious benevolence,
enjoy a livelier consciousness of eternal things, and have your Christian
duties delighted; get the ardent, unselfish, consecrated heart of love
through the grace" of *Shc Holy Spirit,
���Horatio N. Powers.
Success At Last
Mrs. Hall: '\>ohii, I believe you are
deceiving me." *"
Mr. Hall: ""Well, I've been trying for
lo years."
irvery coed imitation of n real eai'tn-
<iua'ie. .    ^
King Interested In Beet industry
The King's interest in tlio"b<>et
sugar industry has again boen shown *
by his acceptance of a contract to
grow boels at Saudringham. for t'ho
new sugar factory at Spalding, Lincolnshire, for wliich contracts are now
being taken up "lreely. His Majesty
is already growing beets under contract for the factory at Cantley, Norfolk.
."Ur. 'Man: Do you use ���* pafrety razor.
lionc-s     and     f.trnp-_     suvy   mako   of
RQnjBKT JNGERSOL.L,. who invented the Dollar Watch. GfJAR-VNTKlfiS
that v��:t can s.uiW 300 titi'<**.s nnU, motu
with "any SAfliTY RAZOR Bl^ADK
when using the 1NGERS0U> .STROPPER io sharpen the lilade.
Anyone- can use ft; it will List a lifetime, antl pay for Itself in two wocks.
"Wlau quleiiuu please state make of
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Ancient Chinese Used Fireworks
-Fireworks arc said to have been invented by the Chinese in remote ages;
but it is aljo claimed tliat so far as Lauder one _norning,
Comedian Was Cheated
Sir Thomas Liptoh -Tells Story of
Caledonian Thrift
Sir Thomas Liptoh and Sir Harry
Lauder ave the best of friends. They
like to have fun with each other nev-.
wtheless and next to a yacht race the
genial Irish baronet enjoys telling
stories to illustrate Sir Harry's Caledonian thrift. ��� Hero is ;the latest,
which Ho;has been chuckling* over
with thc'New York reporters':
I .was walking along Piccadilly with
"When we came
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Antenna $5 extra.
Without- "A" battery $20 less
Texas Likes Women In Office ���
The Lone Star State is dally proving its faith in women as leaders In
the judicial and political worlds.
Three women have been appointed to
service as justices of the supreme
court of Texas and a unanimous approval of their selection has been
voiced.   "
In order to size up tha average man
correctly, get Ms estimate: of himseir
and knock off 5(5 per cent.
tho Western World is concerned, they
were Invented at Florence In Northern
Italy about the year 1360, and were exhibited as a i-i'-cdacle In;l.*J88j Lord
Macaulay, in his history of England,
states that at the conclusion of peace
with Prnnce by thc Treaty of Itystriclc
in 1697, during the-reign of .William
III.; the 'fireworks let off ,ih England
co-it ��12,000, a stira fully equal to ?60,-
000 at the present lime,   f
���The geological survey denies knowledge of dry springs that start flowing
just before thc end of a drought.
Very, rich iron ore has been- found
in Cuba. , -   *
There are 31,173 verses la the eatire
Quick Belief For
Mrs. Bert Young, of Filch Bay,
Que., -writes as-follows: >-
''I tonic not turn over in bed at
. night I tried doctors and sent
���ofl! for medicines which did me
no good, but after using three
bottles of Minard's, my rheumatism left m�� entirely, and I have
iierer felt it since."
Alway keep Minard's handy.
Minard's Liniment
to a big sign that read, "One thousand
pins in a pacHnge for threepence," the
comedian went In and purchased a
packet.    Then lie left for Glasgow.
When ho met mo on his return to
London he ��*aid, "There wero three
pins short. I'm going back to tho'
shop."      v -
British Capital For, Canada
Realize the Need of Opening Factries
.    H the Dominion
The necessity for serious con__i<lera-
iion of establishing branch factories
in-Canada by certain British trades
was fully realized, F. W. Field, senior
British trade commission in Canada,
said in speaking to the Canadian Press
at Montreal.
Mr..Field expressed the hope tbat
within the near future larger sums of
Uritish capital wouM Bo invested here,
���with general benefit to Anglo-Canadian trade. "       ' -
Single Dial Radio Set
The single dial'station selector has made "Radio Tuning"
a thing of the past.. '.Nb"tuning-iu is involved when you merely
have to tirfn dial untilthc pointer stops at the desired station.
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Music House of J. ]. IIvMcLcan, Co., Ltd., Winnipeg.
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Tho   Canadian   Club   in   l/on&on,
fathered by tlie late F. C. Wade, Is fad-,
ing as the fund established by the life ���
memberships dwindles but three more j
Aaglo-Canadiaas hare been added and
(an investigation of its financial jwsi-
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SECURE-BENEFITS      TofeUnrtedte
Winnipeg.���"There is a better mor-
Rle among the people of the province
today,; due to a_ good crop and highei
prices, and one of tho problems of a
meeting like this is to capitalize this
improved morale," declared" "Premier
���Jiracken in welcoming (he^delegates to
the second Manitoba oconomh* confer-
; once, ..
Declaring-lhal the east was dependent on "western prosperity for its prosperity, and that therefore it was not
economy that the west should be ruled by Ontario and Quebec, Mayor It.
II. \Vebb,-of AVinnipeg, said: "One ol
* thc finest tilings we cau do is to unite
nur forces from Fort William to tho
Pacific coast, irrespective of politics."
, He added: "Wc never will get what
we want from Ottawa until the west Is
a unit."
Mr. Webb, who is a strong advocate
or tho Hudson's Bay route, was re-
-ferring to the- endeavors " made to
have tho Hudson's Bay "Railway completed and Premier Mackenzie King's
reported statement that for economic
reasons the railway could not be built,
the 'mayor asserted, tli.it millions ot
dollars were being spent in Toronto
and Montreal on work of less importance and urgencyr���
Oltawa.���Exports of Canadian
wheat to the United States during
the'paijt four year.? were given in
the House in answer to a question
by Cr.:G. Coote, Progressive, Maeleod. ��� The figures showed; that
exports In 1921 were almost
double those in 1921... Total exports in bushels- in 1921 were
���12,324,89-1.' hi 1922 they were lG,-_
592,797;.in 3923, 16,213.629; and in
1924, 21,22S,i.07.
League May Meet In Canada
Deliver Report On
German Disarmament
f ranee To Raise loan
Expect to Secure Credit of $100,000,000
In U"ited States
Paris.���Tho finance minister, M.
Clement el, closed the general discussion of the finance bill of the budget
by a speech in the Chamber of Deputies, breathing confidence IirFranc'e's
ability to overcome the ,di(Iiculties oC
her financial situation.
"It is clearly understood," hc taid,
"ihat the very cornerstone of the
restoration of tho .treasury lo a
healthy condition is a foreign loan.
Conversation have ** begun" on this
subject, and I have a semi-oflicial
promise that ad soon as flic budget is
voted an issue of $100,000,000 vvill.be
possible in America.
" /'This loan, and one which will be
raised for the devastated region.1*, will
supply our coffers with fresh money,
and wc shall be able I o bring pressure
on exchange." '" "     -   	
* Tho second loan, the finance minister-described as one to be issued by
rerlaWhf the devastated departments
"abroad" to tiie extent of thirty-five
to forty*million dollars.     It is recall-"
* cd that the power to" issue such loans,
which formerly was granted devastated districts, has been suspended for a
- long tinie; sc-the government intends
to change this policy to again permit the raising of loans by certain
secTlons of iheso legions.
~ Alberta Legislature
!��� .1 I I      I
Prevailing impression is That Session
Wilt Be a Short One
 Edmonton. With    air* galleries
crowded to tho limit of their capacity,
tho,Alberta. Legislature' was opened
by Chief Jus-ice Horace Harrey, deputising for Lieutenant-Govenfor
Brett," who is unavoidably absent in
the east.
Hon. Charles Stewart, minister pt
the Interior; was amongst those pr'es-
. ��ut.
Indications are that tho session will
_be a short ono. TJiere are several
government and private bills to be
presented, but tho prevailing impression is that nono will produce debates
of any length, and-.lt is the desire ot
the government to clear tho decks as
soon us possible.
Allies   Find    Proof   That   Versailles
Treaty Was Broken
The report of. tho allied military
control mission, 50 pages long, on Uie
state of Germany's disarmament, accompanied by 12 lengthy annexes, was
delivered at the olhccs of the allied
war committee, presided over by Marshal Foch. Copies of the documents
wero immediately forwarded to the
allied governments.
The absorption of the. long and detailed expositions of the commission's
operations will require a great deal
of time, it is said   in   oflicial   circles.
Most of the discoveries cited in the
documents already have been made
public, but a mass of now detail is
given in lhe_ report, which, in"���thc.
judgment of those who are aware ol
its" contents, will prove abundantly
the allied case against Germany."     "
Home Bank Depositors
Premier       Says       Government
Recognizer - "Moral    Claim"    In
Equity for Compensation "*
Ottawa.���Premier King announced
in tho House oPConimons that" the
government liad decided to introduce
this -session a measure recognizing
"Uie moral claim in equity for- compensation" of ihe Home Bank depositors.
Premier King did not indicate to
what extent" compensation would be
paid. '
- Eight Hon. Meighen asked if the
amount would be included" in the sup:
plemenfary estimates. The premier
replied, "you will have to wait and
Pensioners In Canada
64,068   Are   Now   Drawing   Pensions
From the War
Ottawa.���The total number *of pensioners oi" the Dominion Government
a_�� a result oi tho war, on December
10 last, was 6i,0'6S.
Of this number, 41.069 were- pensioned for disabilities as members of
the CIS F. Dependents receiving pension numbered 19,999. Of tho total
number of pensioners at the end of
last year, 00,716 resided in Canada,
5,431 in tho United States, 7,292 in
the British" Isleg^ and 599 elsewhere.
"Canadian director of finances for the
League of-Nations, who has broached
the subject of having the Genevan
assembly; hold a mooting in the-Do-
Canadian Poultry For Europe
Association Will Ask Government.Aid
to Establish Market     >       -
Ottawa.���With the object of building up a market in Europe for Canadian poultry, the Canadian Poultry
Record Association at its annual_meet-
ing liere decided to ask the govern-
picut for assistance jn the shipment
of trial consignments^ of live poultry
breeding stock from Canada to Great
Britain and Europe dining the coming year."
It was thc feeling of the nfeetlng
that the advertising secured through
the success of Canadian poultry at
Barcelona and Wembley last year
should be taken advantage- of.
The Cost to Date of [Competitions For
Royal Grain Inquiry
Ottawa.���The cost lo date of the
royal grain inquiry commission,
whicli has just reported to tho
government on grain handling in
Canada, is $167,606. ' All the accounts are uot yet in, and these
aro estimated at $2,101,-which, will
make fhe tolsifcost to tho country
$169,707. This information was
given to Hon. It. J." Maniou, Conservative, Fort William and Rainy
Itiver, by Hon. T. A. Low, minls-
-ter of trade and commerce, in the
House of Commons.      ,
Increase In Family Budget
Labor Department Returns . Show
Advance For January
Ottawa.���The average weekly family
budget of 2<S staple foods was' $10.77
for January, according to labor department returns. For December last,
the budget was $10.58, and for January
a year ago, $10.78., ~-~A similar weekly
budget for January, 1923, was $10.52,
and January, 1922, $11.03. Thc. peak
for weekly family budgets was reached In June, 1920, when it totalled
The wholesale prices index number
calculated by the Dominion bureau of
statistics showed a substantial advance, being 165.2 for January as compared uith 160.9 for December, f92l,
and 156.7 for January, 1924.
Stock Judging
$500 Prizes For Agricultural
Contest in Saskatchewan
Saskatoon. ��� Judging competitions
witli $500 worth of prizes will be staged at the Saskatchewan College of Agriculture, March 11, 12 and 13 in connection with the short course in bacon
hogs and market lambs.
' There are five competitions for judging live hogs, wool, market: lambs,
swino carcasses and lamb' carcasses,
with prizes totalling" $100 offered in
each event. Each agricultural society in tlie province is entitled to enter ono member in the course and in
addition the Swine Breeders' Association will nominate 30 others. Lectures' and demonstrations will be given by various experts.
Can Organize Without Charter
Britain Expanding Air Service
Grant of. ��21,319,300 Asked For
Maintenance and Expansion
London.���Parliament .will bo askea
to sanction an expenditure of ��21,319,-
800 for th��uualntenance and expansion
of the air force 'during the ilnancia.
year 1925-26, the air secretary, sir
Kamuel Hoare, announced in making
public the estimates.
While the service itself only asJts
'��16,513,000,   the   secretary explained,
the colonial office asks ��3,116,700 ior
ulr use in Palestine, Trans-Jordania
' and Irak, tho admiralty wants ��1,320,
Change   Is'   Necessary  To   Meet  The
Keen Competition -
��� Ottawa, Oiil.���That unless something is dono. fo improve Canadian
dairy products for home consumption
the people of Car.ida will soon be
using New Zealand cheese and Danish
butter, was the statement mado in the
Houso of Commons by J. W. Kennedy
(Progressive member for Glengarry
and Stormon.).
"Quito-right. That is just what
will happen," ngreed Hon. W. It.
Motherwell, minister of agriculture.
Pour Liquor Down Sewers
Victoria,'RC.--Destruction of seized liquor held by authorities in various parts of the province was authorized by the government. Some liquor
is "bootleg brew" taken iu blind pigs,
and some is genuine stuff, seized because it did not bear tlie government
seal. Thousands of bottles will be
poured down sewers in a general
liquor oulyourfng day, io be named by
the officials, Jn order to eliminate ihe
danger of bad liquor getting on thc
"-Ottawa.;���Should the Canadian Par*
liament have tlie. right to amend the
British North America Act, Canada's
written constitution? This was a
question which . held thc- Houso of
Commons. W. F. MacLean, Conservative, South York, had a motion that
the Dominion Parliament should be
given such a power-instead of amendments- coming by way of the British
Parliament, as now.
Under Mr. MacLean's motion, the
Dominion Parliament would -not have
the right to pass any amendments
affecting the rights of minorities as
guaranteed in the B.N.A. Act.
Mr. MacLean urged that Canada
should have the same right to amend
her own consiftulion as had South
Africa. Australia and the Iribh Free
Hon. fErnest Lapointe, minister ot
justice, was opposed lo the motion.
He took _lhe_ground that Confederal
tion was ajiact between -the federating proviace, and, being a pact, how
was it possible for the Dominion Parliament, which resulted from the
agreement, to arrogate rights to Itself without first consulting the provinces?
"The B.N.A. Act," sald^ Mr. Ln-'
pointe, "is noi only the charter of tho
Dominion of Canada, it is the charter
of the provinces,", and all the provinces should be consulted before the
charter, was amended.
Endorsed Privy Council
Plan to Establish Supreme Sourt
India Gets No Support
Delhi, India.���.A. striking tribute to
the respect in whicli the judicial committee of the privy council is held, was
paid in the legislative assembly when
for the first time since the beginning
of the session the Swarajists voted en
bloc with the government in opposing
a resolution presented by Sir llari
Singh Gour, the well-known Nagpur
lawyer, and first vice-president Of the
Delhi University, who recommended
the establishment of a'supremo court
in India to dispose of the -privy council at London . The motion wad defeated by 56 votes to J5.
Ku Klux Klan  Have  Obtained
Advice on Matter
Toronto.���According to legal authority at the parliament buildings, the Ku
Klux Klan can organize and solicit
membership iu Ontario without a government charter, which has-been refused by, the Ontario Government.
Hon. Lincoln Goldie, provincial secretary, stated that the matter was closed, as far as he was concerned, with
the refusal to giant the charter.
It is learned that one application for
a charier came from Windsor, where
incorporation was sought under the
name Sovereign Knights oi" tho Ku
KluS Klan of tho British Commonwealth."
Loudon.���The British cabinet discussed, the Geneva peace security and
disarmament protocol, on which it is
felt..some decision ought to ,be made
as soon as possible. The London
Times indicates that the report of the
imperial defence committee, -which was
submitted t'o the cabinet, tears the
protocol to bits and shows that it is
inacceptable to Groat Britain in it.-i
present form. The British dominion:,
have already, refused to accept it.
Behind the discussion of tho document, all officials here know there is
a search for a practical way out of the
security problem, which is" the only
real question facing Great Britain, if
this is solved all the problems hi Europe will bo solved because the war
debts are considered more a question
of accountancy than anything else.
Conversations with France on the
security problem havo slowed down
because Premier lleniot's time is occupied with tho French"financial crisis.
However, he is expected to come to
London during the first week iu
March, when a strong attempt will be
made to reach a solution.
Mrs. Snowden On
Food Price Inquiry
First Appearance On Commission
' Since Return From Canada
London.���Mrs. Ethel Snowden, wife
of Philip Snowden, former chancellor
of 4he exchequer in Ramsay MsicDon-
ald's cabinet, took her scat when the
royal commission investigating food
prices resumed its proceedings under
the chairmanship of Sir Auckland
Geddes. Mrs. Snowden was one oi
the government nominees to the coin-
mission, but this is he? first appearance on the commission Since her return from Canada.
Must Be Kept Out of Politics
Montreal.-���"There is a good deal ot
talk about politics in the railway or
the-absence of-them.-���I-am convinced that-ihe leaders of the three political parties in Canada want politics
kept out of thc ..railway aud ihey an*
quite sincere in this desire," said Sir
Henry Thornton, in a speech here.
Would Keep-Wilson's Birthday
Washington. ��� Woodrow Wilson's
birthday, December 28, would be set
aside as a national holiday, under ji
resolution offered _ by Senator Nee-y
(Democrat, "West Virginia). It was
referred to the judiciary committee.
House Will Consider
Canada-U.S. Treaties
Two Coming Up For Approval Before
Dominion Parliament
Ottawa.���Two treaties concluded
between Canada and the United States
will, come up' for approval before the
Dominion Parliament this session.
One is llie-treaty to limit smuggling
and thp traflic in drugs along the international bolder. This was bigned
in Washington, June 6. , The other Js
a treaty signed in Washington, January 8. to enlaige_tlie list of extraditable offences. Jn each case Premier
King will move that live treaty be approved.
Arms Conference Considered
Nothing Definite Yet. Says Foreign
Secretary Austen Chamberlain
London.���A new armament conference, -\\hieh the President of the United States would summon, has been
mentioned here "in conversations with
the American Ambassador, and is at
prefeont under consideration," H'oreign
Secretary Austen Chamberlain" announced in the House of Commons In
answer to a question by Commander
Kenworthy. Questioned further, Mr.
Chamberlain begged to be allowed^to
confine himself, for the present, to
the foregoing statement.
Home Bank Depositors
Belief Expressed That Fifty Per Cent.
Of Losses May Be Paid
Ottawa.���':l never heard of it," stated lion. J. A. Robb, acting minister ot
j finance, when referred to the rumor
that the government might make over
the remaining assets of the Home
Bank, paying the depositors 75 per
cent, of their losses. "I should
think," lie added, "that ihe liquidator
would best be able to handle tho assets."
There is a belie t here, in certain
quarters/ that the depositors will be
reimbursed to the extent of CO per
cent, of the total amount of their
losses, with a slight possibility of
receiving GO per cent. So far, tho
liquidator has paid 25 per cent, ot-
these claim? and the feeling exists
that tho liquidation of remaining as-
-jets will enable a further payment by
him ol 35 per cent. An investigation
is being made, however, it is understood, as to the value ol the unliquidated assets. ���
Hungarian Settlers
Large Tracts of Land Purchased In
-Saskatchewan and Alberta
Winnipeg.���Migration of new settlers to Western Canada, will soon be
in lull swiuq: :*gam, according to
.statements made by railway and colonization oflicials.
Announcement was also made her--
tliat (lie first contingent -under the
llungaiian family settlement schenw.
sponsored b> Aladar Da tiedeon, noble
man "of Amifs, Hungary, would arrive
���"'in Canada late in March.     Seventy-
! ��� -
Over Million Estimate* Approved
Ottawa.���Estimates    totalling    ?1��-
403,729 .were approved by the house.
Tho "items >"ollow: Post oflice department, civil government vote, $1,143,-
00!) for the fleet, and other amounts r729; agricultural department, dairying,
Including re-payments and other.ordinary appropriations, bringing the
total to the gross estimate given.
including grant to national dairy council, ?230,000;"agricullural department,
for cold storage warehouses, $30,000.
Ships Best in Sea Warfere ' P'aR Another Pier
Washington. ��� President   Coolidge     Vancouver.���The   Vancouver  board
Added a new chSgter to the air service jof harbor commissioners^is, considering
iwiirorersy by making public tiie re-{the construction of another great deep
part of a special naval board convened  sea pier, equal in capacity to the Bal-
hy his direction, which found that the
battleship remained "the final arbiter
in ""n. warfare," and that airplanes
troald aever "assuinc paramount importance."
W.   X.   U-   156r
lantync Pier.,
Arras Scheo! Burned .
Airas,   France.���Tia3  war-wrecked
city has lost its hoys' college by fire.
The damage was estimated at nearly
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Montreal.���To emerge quickly and
triumphantly from tho present economic crisis, Carcda needs the faith in
herself and the spirit of determination
and endeavor that saved her durine
fhe war, said It. A. Roey, Progressive
'M.P. for Springfield, Afan., in aii address h<ye.
Taking as his subjer-t, '-The Present
Crisis and th-* Spirit in AYhleh to Meet
It." Mr. Iloey round one redeeming
feature in the present Canadian situation.     That was. "that discouraged
War Vessel For B. C. Coast Service
.Duilt'at a cost of $150,000 for the
British Admiralty toward the close ot
the war, the tug St-Florence, one of a
fleet of "Rescue" type vessels, has
been added to the Canadian Pacific
British Columbia fleet of 2$ passenger
ships, freighter?, barges, ferries and
tug.-*.     The St. Florence is now raak-
ice between Vancouver Island points
and Vancouver. Built under a special
survey of Lloyds, and classed as Al
for towing purpose's, the St. Florence
will be' one of the largest towing tugs
In Pacific water. She is 133 feet long,
2D feet nldo and 16 feet deep with &
guaranteed speed of V2 knots.     Ifer
i Ove'inniBiesT^viil -arrive about March
: 25, and  lliey~vlli bo followed by ;in-
other party in April.
Large h-.icls of land havo been pui--
ehased hy ihe" De Gedeou interests at
Indian Head, Sa^k., and at Troehu,
Alta., and it is anticipated that J50
Huugsuian families will settle iu
these districts this year.
Unemployment Figures
Otiawa.���A low level of employment
throughout December and early January is indicated in the reports of the
Dmployiuent Service of Canada.     At
(lie beginning of January tho percentage of unemployment among ujtemlws
-of trade unions was 11.a  sis compared wiih 3.7 at th'-" beginning of Deem-'
b��<r and 7.2 for January. 1924.     The
employment index- number on January 1 stood .it S".9, compared with 9f>.8
agriculiunsts and depressed business Jon December 1 last, with S8.7 on Jaa-
men have become discouraged and de- :��ary 1, 1S24. _    -
prowsed nnd are going through a ciisis ��� -       "*"~" ~~
because of the contribution they made j Pastors For the V��'cst
to save civilization from collapse in a Toronto.���There -will bo a surplus of
former great crisis. But tfiorp waa mInIstV�� in Toronto when tlm United
an eppecialiy d?pres,sing feature. That! <-'Jl��n;h of Canada becomes an actual-
was "the trend in this eountrv toward ' *������>"��� To l'cliw'i; *his situation, b 3s
scepticism and cynicism..-not on the ����� M^cted that a considerable number
part of the average*Canadian, but of j win S�� lo stations in the praiiie jitot;
too many Canadian*.*'' . iJnceri*     Amalgamation of the execu-
-'���I know of no easy way out of ihL.  ihe    ��mc>*    ��f    "���<-���   to*>   wirins?
���crisis,'" ihe speaker said, in conelu- J Marches will also release a f��>w m-u
sion.     "There is but one way���along X:��v yu'P^ ^oVk.
the path, of clean, -unselfish IhJng, at
determination and endeavor. That
was the spirit that saved *us in tho
great crisis, and that spirit alone wilt
enable us to emerge triumphantly
from tbe crisis in which we find ourselves today."
-  two million fraoC3,
ing her way under htr own steam from: engines are of the single screw,' rc-
Leitb, Scotland, to Victoria via thejeiprocating type trl??e expansion, with
Panama Canal.  - |a towing po*wer which wilt make her
Being equipped wiih a steam-towing [valuable in cases pf emergc-ney as shc
machine &he is especially adapted for I is capable of towing any one of the
the work she -svili ��e called" upon io ��to j large ocean-going liners usiag the
ia ��?e conj^asy- transfer barge scrv-l ports from which she will opentt*.
Scales Highest Peak Jn Andes
Buenos   Aires,   Argentina.���Mount
Aconcagua, the highest p;ak in the
Andes, towering 23,250 feet above ihu
JEarthqoa&< In British tsjand ���
Kingston. Jamaica.-���Advice*? received here from Grenada (British island
in the Windward Islands) announct-i
that a prolonged rarthquak*1 was ev
��� pwitncrtl Uiero. The advie��*tf make
no men lion of any casualties or damage.
E��rly Election Forecast
Sarnia, Ont.���Hon. Pimcan M&r__hal!,
sc-a level, has been scaled by M. F. J chief orsanizer'of th�� L.ibefs.1 -parly in
Ryan, an English railway ejiginc-er, j Canada, addressing tho West lM.mh-
who had made two j-revlcm unsuc-j ton Liberal AsoseLiUon here, iffophe-
cessful attemtfts to cor.<jiifrr U.
This summit has ijeen reached
two other climbers.
psaL- j si*d an ^sirJy ��*:nrral ejection and ttrs?-
>- only ! <*i liberals to esTablt-h snd gerfec*
I titcit- ��rspsaiiz&tlos-
Is $2.00 a year strictly in advance, or
$2.50 when not paid for three months or
more have passed. To Great Britain and
the United States J2.50, always in advance.
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil Notices    7.00
Estray Notices 3.00
Card9 of Thanks    1.00
Certificate of Improvement  12.50
(Where more than one claim appears lev notice, $5.00 for each additional claim.)
Thc blue cross means that
your subscription is due, and
that the editor would be pleased
to have more money.
Westbridge News
E. L. Steeves went back to the
coast last week.
Jack Johnson left the Olery and
Mellor camp and went to Carmi to
make ties for Father Ferroux.
Mrs. F. C. Buckless is now convalescing at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Fred Landers, of
Jordan River near Victoria.
Jack 0'Hara and family left
their ranch to take up their abode
on the Buckless place where Jack
will make ties for Olery and Mellor.
Jim Turner is in Greenwood
Hospital., Jim had the misfortune
to get a large sliver in his little
finger while tie-making at the Olery
and Mellor camp. The finger had
to be amputated at the first joint.
Westbridge was invaded this
week by the Christian Valley
people. The advance guard came
in the persons of John Cochran
and Charlie Noren, then followed
M. D. Schenck and D. Buchanan,
and lastly E. V. de Lautour.
The section men at "Westbridge
have become aifeeted with the
phonograph bug. First, Victor
Favrin became the possessor of a
Tictrola, then an Edison Diamond
Disc found it way to the , bachelor
den of Albert Granier, and last
-week the home, of Elie Alexandre
was made happy by the arrival of
a new Edison. Sure, ther.e is
music in tho air around We8t
bridge. .
Rock Creek Farmers'
Institute Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Institute was held at Riverside
Hotel,* Rock Creek,_ on 31st January, 1925. President J. 0.
Madge in the chair. The annual
-report of the directors was lead
and the financial statement for the
past year was passed.
The membership for 1924 was 36.
No crop competitions nor fall fair
" wereheid owing to the unfavour
season just passed. The Institute
paid out bounties amounting to
��03.16 for gopher destruction, accounting for some two thousand
two hundred gophers.
The financial position of the
Institute was very satisfactory.
It was decided to hold a fall fair
for the district in 1925 and Friday,
,2nd October was fixed as the probable date.
The children's gopher killing
competition waa also continued and
government assistance ior same is
being asked.
The election of -officers for the
year 1925 then took place and resulted as follow*^
President, Major F. E. Glossop
Vice-President-, Stanley Bubar.
Sec.-Treas , G. B. M. Gane.
Director-**, J. ' Lindsay, Wm.
Johnson, J. C. Madge, W. Hatton,
Major K. R. Davies.
Auditor?, 0. E. Wheeler, W.
Clark.  . ,
There being no farther business
before the meeting it was adjourned at 4 p.m , and the members
were entertained to tea by the
members of ,the Rock Creek
. Worsens Institute.
List of Hospital Subscribers
The Board of Managers very
thankfully acknowledge* receipt
of the   following-  subscriptions.
W Anyone wishing to subscribe,
kindly call at the office, or mail,
of Chas. King, Sec-Treas., whea
receipts will be given, and
amounts acknowledged ia the
current is3ae of The Ledge.
PrevioHsly acknowledged.........  $886.80
E. P. Keir & Son         5-oo
Mrs. Hal&stxom, monthly sab��� 50
* Mr. & Mr*. T. W. Clarke, Carmi   ' 35.de>
Total      $9tM<>
Masquerade Carnival
The long looked-for and expected
Ice Carnival will be held on Monday night, March 2nd. Tbe bills
which have been printed promise
six prizes and all kinds of races.
Everybody should have a good
time. f
List of prizes  and  races follow:
Best dressed lady, pair of ladies
Blockings donated by Taylor & Son.
Best dressed gent, neck tie, donated by W. Elson & Co.
Be6t dressed girl, pair of glove?,
donated by Mrs. E. Trounson.
Best dressed boy, pocket knife,
donated by T. M. Gulley & Co.
Best comic (lady) box chocolates
donated by Greenwood Grocery.
Best comic (gent), choice of
writing paper or auto strop razor,
donated by J. H. Goodeve.
Childrens races: Under six
years; girls G to S; boys 0 to S;
girls 8 to 10; boys S to 10; girls 11
to 14; boys 11 to 14; girls 14 and
over; broom race, coat race; potato
The admission for skaters will
be, adults 50c, children 25c;
spectators, adults 25c. and children
Here and There
A Chinaman from Midway has
opened up a laundry on Gold S*.
One hundred British farm families
are due to reach British Columbia
early next spring. These are'the
fore-runners of 3,000 families that
are to come out to settle in Canada
on the land. Provincial and British
Government assistance is being given
them to get  started.    .
A remarkable statue modelled entirely in ice is to be seen at Quebec.
It represents one of the latest or
2300-type locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway, about one-
fourth full size and is perfect in
every detail. Ice statuary has been
brought to a fine art in the Ancient
Capital.  ��
Skaters from New York, Boston,
Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa will
compete with Quebec champions in
& great international amateur figure skating contest, to be held in
Quebec city February 23-24, for
handsome trophies and medals donated by the Frontenac Winter
Sports Clubs. A record attendance
of spectators is expected.   t
Skiing parties over the week-end
are being conducted by the Lauren-
tian "Winter Club in different points
in the Laurentian "Mountains, the
tours being superintended by a competent skier. To those remaining in
Montreal thejbig six-chute toboggan
slide on Mount Royal has an added
attraction in toboggan races every
Saturday, winners receiving prizes.
That Canada is on the verge of a
trade boom -which may last'until the
end of this year was the statement-
made in Toronto recently by Eichard
Conway, Vice-President of the Brook-
mire Forecasting Service of New
York. The main factor responsible
jfor the upswing of Canadian business, he s^d, is the opening of the
foreign markets to the grains of the
past year. - .
Federal control of United States
railroads, adopted as' a war measure
during the period December 31, 1317,
February 29, 1920, cost the country
$1,674,500,000, of which $1,123,500,-
000 was total loss, $536,000,000 estimated expenses and $15,000,000 waa
required to reimburse small deficit
roads, according to James C. Davis,
Director General of Railroads, who
has just submitted his annual report.
Remarkable absence ot timidity is
being shown by wild animals in' the
neighborhood of Banff, Alberta,-it
is reported, as a result of kindly
treatment. Heavy snows recently
brought elk and deer into the main
part of the town, where a parade by
these animals is not an uncommon
sight. They make the rounds of the
houses', looking for tit-bits; which
are not denied them. One big elk,
with a magnificent set of antlers, is
as regular on his schedule of calls
as the milkman.
McCutcheon Residence
n ___^.i_yM-_ti__,u-MMTOMtM.i.i__Lii_____Li��w....�������������� t��- TTmy3S__ra>j_ j,i_m.i��u 1 ymumivxHwimmmm
The most recent addition to the
Canadian Pacific Railway's British
Columbia fleet of 28 passenger ships,
freighters, barges, ferries and tugs
is the British Admiralty Rescue type
tug, "St. Florence," which will leave
Glasgow at an early date to mako
the 8,500 mile journey to Victoria
under her own steam via the Panama
Canal. She will be one of tho
largest towing tugs in Pacific coast
waters and is capable.of towing the
biggest liners making use of ports
in that ocean.
In thc matter of the "Trustee Act"; and in the
matter of the Estate of David Addason
Terhune, Deceased.
NOTICE is hereby fflvcn that Probate of
the Will of,David Addason Terliulie,"late of
Westbribjfe in thc District of Yale, Farmer,
who died 011 the 20th day of November, 1924, has
been issued to Samuel T. Larson, the Executor.
All persons having claimsasjaitist the estate
are requested to send full particulars thereof,
duly verified, to said Samuel T. r_.ar.seu, Penticton, B.C.. 011 or before the 21st day of March,
1925, afterfi-liicli date the Executor will proceed
to distribute the assets of said Estate anions.'
the persous entitled thcrcto.'haviitg' regard only
to claims of which he shall then have had
Dated at Greenwood, B.C., February 19th,
Solicitor for the Executor.
Grand Forks - Greenwood
Electoral District
on Monday, the 6th day of April, 1925, at the
hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court-
House, Greenwood, hold a Special Silting oi
the Court of Revision for the purpose of revising the List of Voters for the said Electoral
District, and of hearing and determining any
and all objections to the retention of any
name on the said List, or to the registration
as a voter of any applicant for registration;
and for the other purposes set forth in 1hc
''Provincial Elections Act."
Dated at Greenwood, B. C, this 23rd day of
February, 1935.
-    ��� P. H. McCURRACH,
Registrar pf Voters for the
-Grand Forks-Greenwood
I Electoral District.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmaster General, -will be received al Ottawa
until noon, on Friday, the27th March, W25, for
the conveyance of His Majesty's Mails, ou a
proposed Contract for four years, twelve (12)
times per week each way, between Greenwood
and Railway Station (C.P.) from the 1st July
Printed notices containing further Information as to conditions .of proposed Contract may
bc seen and blank forms of Tender, may be
obtained at the Post Office of Greenweod, B.C,,
and at the office of tlie District Superintendent,
of Postal Service.    -
District Superintendent'*. Office, Vancouver,
B. C, 13tU February. 1925.
District Superintendent.
Ledge Ads.  Bring Results
The Ledge for Job Printing
Physician and Surgeon
Residence Phone 69
Greenwood Laundry
Now Open For Business
'/      All white Help
Give us a trial
I       Swayne House, Silver St.
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may bs preempted by
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring intention
to become British subjects,-conditional, upon residence, -occupation,
nnd Improvement tor agricultural
purposes. -
Full Information concerning regulations regarding- pre-emptions ls
flvon In Bulletin No; 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies ot
which can' be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C, or to any Government Agent
v. ���   O ���
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which ls not. timber-
land. I.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feet par acre west of the Coast Rango
and 8,000 feet per acre east of thai
Range. ��� >;..
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of tho L_and Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made' on printed
forms, copies of which can b'e obtained from the Land Commissioner
"��� Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
five years and improvements made
to value of flQ per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can bo
For.more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for pu>
ohaee of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being _imbe.*_a___d,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land Is J6
per acre, and second-class (gracing)
land |2.50 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands is given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Sarlee, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
Umber land, not exoeedlng 40 acrea,
may be purchased or leaded, the conditions Including payment of
Unaurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as horfiesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln tha.first year, title being
obtainable - af tar residence and improvement eondittcm" ar�� fulfilled
and land ha* been surveyed.
For  graslng and   industrial    purposes area* cot exceeding 840 acrea,
may_.be leased-by- ens person  or s-
" Under the Orulng Aot the Pr-ov-
-lnoels divided.into graslng districts
and the range administered under a
Graslng Commissioner. Annual
grazing permits are issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
' management. Freo. or partially free,
permit* are available for settlers,
campers and tra*T3J!��m, up to ten
Children Keep House
1 ' ���. '.
In the nursery of the Canadian Pacific S.S. Montlaurier.    You might be
content to lay upon the decks.but the young ones must have something
to keep them but of mischief���hence their own special recreation quarter.
"The" Practical Tailor,
For your "SPRING SUIT" try
A. Biggin,    Midway, B.C.
Ladies and Gents high Class Tailor
A smart suit from Best English Cloth from $30.00 up
We also sell Tailors threads, linings, canvas and cloth
You Rather Talk
Probably you* are like most people;
you prefer a personal conversation
to letter-writing. That is why we
suggest: "Once in awhile between
friends���Long Distance." Special
low rates after 8 30 p.m.
The Consolidated Mining & -Smelting Co.
4 V of Canada, Limited   ,
Office, Smelting and Refining Department
" ~ ~T]^IL7BSjflSH^o"l7uMBIA X
Purchasers of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead ana Zinc Ores
' Producers   oP   Gold,    Silver,   Copper, ��� Pig   Lead   and Zinc
Mush! Mush!
���trough tha streets of Quebec Ehren drivifisr through these historic
by-ways in the calSche does not have the charm of a nm throu_-.Ii
them In a hns&y-drawn carriole. There's a tang in the air and such aa
atmosphere as could be found nowhere else. Exhilarating and full of
color and life.  This is the Chateau Frontenac team.
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
HaB   produced   &��metala a8   follows:   Placer   Gold,    876,962,203;   Lode        f
Gold, $113,352,655; 8ilver, 163,532,655; Lead 858,132,661; Copper, 8179,046,508;
Zinc,  $27,904,756;  Miscellaneous  Minerals, $1,408,257; Coal and Coke, $250,-
968,113; Boilding Stone, Brick, Cement, etc., $39,415,23-4, making ifeK Mineral
Production to the end of 1923 show an '
Aggregate Value of. $810,722,782
Production for the Year Ending December, 1923, $41,304*320
The   Mining   Lawa of this Province are more liberal, and tbe fees lower,
, sh&n fcbOBe of any other Provineft in the Dominion^ or any Colony in the  British
Empire. ��� ���
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees. '��� /'
Absolute   Titles are  obtained   by developing anch properties, the security -
ot vhieh is guaranteed by Crowrn Grants.
Call information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may be obtained
grati  hy addressing-
VICTORIA, Britisn Columbia.
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