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The Oldest Mining Camp Newspaper In British Columbia
Vol. 7 XXXI
No. 33
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Double Boilers, Stew Pots, Pots, Roasters, &c.
7 An assortment of Bonnie Blue Ware  .
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Galvanized Tubs, Boilers and Pails
Copper Boilers and Copper Bottom Boilers
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Great West Saddlery Co.'s .trunks, valises and hand bags
f . M. GULLEY & CO.
For the   LENTEN  Season
Canned-Salmon, Pilchards, Lobster, Sardines;
Clams and Oysters       _
Smoked Sable Fish, Finnan Haddie,
Cod Fish, Salt. Herring   /,-W' ���
Fresh Salmon and Halibut:     .     y
a ';-     Every Thursday *
For Quality and Value Order From
Phone 46
For Anything in the '
Drug or  Stationery   Line
Call or mail your orders, to
Kodaks,   Films,   Albums.    Victrolas,   Records,   Etc.
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I Fresh Salmon and Halibot I
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Smoked Fish of all kinds in stock
Fresh Pork Sausage Every Tuesday Morning
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Winter time is most
Dangerous for Fires
1 small premium will give you
Protection, on your House
and Furniture
Real Estate and Insurance
New Spring Millinery
is on
Latest ��tyles and Colors
Call and inspect our goods
Store hours
io to ia a.m., 2 to s p.m.
Mrs. Ellen Trounson, Prop.
;Tfoe^Horne/of - the
^^ii^$^^^06^ngx Co
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WILLIAM FOX presents
An honest Melodrama by
Pauline Starke Evelyn Brent
Harold Goodwin
Anne Cornwall David Butler
Francis MacDonald
See the thrilling wreck scene!   A bridge
goes down!   The   express careens  into
space!   It's a realjCarter thnUer���real_in
.; eyery reel! :   ; *;-. -. .-*���
f [���'��� - f' ���   .'    COMING "TO THE .
Greenwood Theatre
Commencing at 8.15'p,m.
' ���. v      7 for; sale    V-ww.
."'   ' i Hugro carpet sweeper, and  1  folding cot, apply at The Ledge ..Office.
"VW '''-^Foir-SALE���"-���""^"'
-   10 ricks 16 in. wood, cut froiii called
tie's.'   Apply The Ledge Office. '   ��� /
fWe carry only the best stock procurable ia
,;^'P<^f7H��&,'7Bacon, Lard, Etc/
Af^rfalwUl^nvince you. ""-'���;
77;:V:TilIfc''|]^Ms%COLDMBIA���   }
, Lead ana Zinc Ores
��� *i^iceir|f;M':'7^ii;f ^ilvteir; -. Copper,   Pig-" Lead _aad
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_���-' .34 H.P. on Eelt.',;Engine.ia perfect
order.- ��� Differential" requires onlj^.mirior
repairs. -A perfect stationary ..engine- tor
$300.60 cash.. Box 135"; Grand Forks,
;,..,   FOR SALE    [ ;X  '}"",
Male: fro.oo, female, '$5.' Apply to
Mrs^.P. McLaugh^iu-,. P.O. Box 46,3,
Greenwood.".,.-       ..,.-/*    /*'  .-"*"",
Minister in charge   ..-',-
��� Rev. W. R. Walkinshaw. B. A..
'.'-������    .-._-���* -      -'���' -7.     ..���-- Greenwood
XXX'-, Sunday. March 15th.
*V;. Boundary'Falls .'2 b.hi. 7
Greenwood.7.30 d.ih.      7
Sneak Thief Busy
During7 Jt be. past "two months
some .uaprincipled-..person broke
into "the Womens department at
the headquar.tersY.of the" Midway
United/Farmers-.: and stole lib
of'iea, Slbs of .sugar and some
kitchen, utensils. Apparently
this ��� is a "sign of hard times.
Hoboes.get the blame, but som^.
of-these .gentry, hate never heard
of United Farmers or their 10
ce��t teas.
Jas. Ma'chell, of Westbridge, is
spending a few days in town.
Chas. Davis, of Reno, Nevada,
is visiting his sister, Mrs. T. M.
Gulley.     "
James Skilton returned on
Tuesday morning from a business
trip to Nelson.       ��_
Mrs. J. R. Jackson and son,
Eric, of Midway were visitors in
town on Wednesday. -��� 7
Mass will be lfeld ' in the
Catholic Church on Sunday,
March 15th at 11 a. m;- '�� '   * _
Walton Crane is spending a
few days with his parents at the
Bell mine, Beaverdell.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith,
of Westbridge, were in town on
Monday returning on- Tuesday
morning. �� '       -*
Mrs. L. Sortome returned on
Sunday mornings from a 10,day>
visit with friends in Rossland
and Trail. * V:
Born���On Tuesday, March 10,
at Mrs. Fleming's, to Mr. and
Mrs. A. Rusch, of Rock Creek,
twins, boys. .-'
Miss Victoria Shillcock, of
Kettle Valley,5-was'-the guest of
Miss Georgina "Lee on Friday
evening last. '7 ��
Mr. and Mrs.W. Clark and
family, of Midway, have moved
to-Greenwood and are occupying
the Med ill house.
It is thought by those who are
in the know that the by-election
in this riding will be held tbe
end of April or early May. V
F. F.' Ketchum returned to
Beaverdell on Wednesday after
spending a few days in the
Greenwood and District Hospital.
Mrs. George Robinson and son
Cyril,   of    Penticton,    returned
home on Thursday morning after
a week's visit with Mr.   and Mrs
J. E. Hoy." .    .,
Jas. Muir returned on Tuesday
morning after a very enjoyable
three month's trip to Scotland.
His many friends "are glad to see
him back on duty. '
The Pythian Sisters Dance
planned _for May 1st has been
postponed until 15th May. on account of other attractions during
the first week in May.
James Cronin, discoverer of the
St. Eugene mine, died in Spokane
last week. Jim was one of the
great outstanding figures in \the
history of mining in the North
West ' r  --
The Rock Creek-Kettle:Valley
Football.Club will hold, a- Dance
in the/Cooperative Hall,.TRock
Creek, on Tuesday, .March 17th."
Bush fpurrpiece /orchestra will
supply the music. ���'/.--.
Efforts are being made towards
the fdrmation.of.a Golf Club in
Greenwood; .7 A.meeting; will be
held shortly to discuss the matter,
notice: of .which will begiven.-in
a later issue of. this paper.'.     .7 .
ThejJ^tberal Ladies Clubf are
holding a. _ social _in the Greenwood Theatre on Friday, -.March
13th at. 8. o'clock.17 Music and
cards.V Refreshments served, ice
cream,, etc... Everybody welcome.;
. D7C- McKee, of Chilliwack, and
Miss Josephine McKee, of Cjuali-
cum Beach,. ar���s visiting ..at7the.
home, of their parents .haying
been called home on. account, -of
the .serious accident received ;by
their father last week.     7    ' ;'-,
The patients at the. hospital
are able to "listen in" on the radio
every .evening, and thus while
away matly. aa hour. However,
there are not enough ear phones
to go around and a donation of
this kind to the hospital would
be.f greatly appreciated by . the
patients and board of directors.
The 1925" Spriy Calendar'has
just- been issued by. the Horticul-.
tural- Branch of the. Provincial
Departmeat of Agriculture^ Victoria. This calendar contains
full information as to the..,.best
sprays aad other methods of control tobe used in the combating
of different insects and diseases
attacking the various fruits,
grown in the province. The
calendar may be obtained upon
application to the Departmeat of
Agriculture, Victoria, or any of
the branch, offices of the department throughout the province.
Mining News
Drilling operatious afe the Prince
Henry are expected to commence
today. A. pump had to be used to
get the water out and when everything is ready two shifts will be in
An Euglish company has bought
the Yankee Girl mine and the
Dundee mine at Ymir for a consideration of $750,000. At one
time the Yankee Girl shipped to
Greenwood when the smelter was
The Revenge Silver Mines, Ltd.
(N.P.L.) hag been incorporated
under the Compan-ies Act. as a
Specially Limited Company. The
capital pf the company is $200,000,
dividedinto 200,000 shares. ��� The
registered office of the company ie
in Victoria, B.C.
Mining equipment consisting of
railp, cars, drill?, etc., were shipped to the Imperial group, v^hich
adjoins the Riverside mine near
Rock Creek, a few days ago. Ola
Lofstad, of Greenwood, and Paul
Nelson, of Rock Creek, are interested^ fehe property. Mr. Lofstad,
who returned from the group on
Tuesday, stases that a shipment of
ore will be made very shortly.
.-��� ��� '7V / ������- <Z'X
The 8 ton concentrator installed
in Greenwood by ,fehe Boundary
Equipment Co , is now ready for
operations. The mill is run by a
14 h.p. Diessel engine. A trial
run was made on Wednesday and
everything seemed, to be working
perfectly. *A. truck of ore was
brought down from the Prince
Henry dump and will be run
through the mill as a further test.
countries of fehe world in production of lead, fourth place in zinc
production,, first in nickeland first
in asbeatop, still imports far more
mineral products than she exports.
Minerals represented about 17 per
cent, of the total exports of Canada
and about 45 per cent, of the imports. Raw.materials exported in
1923 amounted td^37,000,000, and
imports' S105,000,000, the latter
made up principally of coal, iron
and petroleum. Imports.of manufactured mineral products totalled
Beaverdell Camp, which has been
worked mostly by leaserg, has been
a producer for years, according to
P. B. Freeland, district engineer
for tbe Provincial Department of
Mines. "Tn fehd Beaverdell area
the chief producers are the Bell and
Wallace Mountain (Sally) Mines.
The history of these mines is interesting inasmuch as they have
been-'known -and-worked-spasmodically .-for, the _ past-twenty
years, generally, under .lease to one
or two men.. The leasees -in -'.some
cases; foutfd a high grade ore shoot,
mined ifc and .either.quife orcould
not get money enough to develop
another ore body,r f ��� 'That fehey did-
hot find othej? ore shoots,'! says
Mfr.* Freeland, "is not a; reflection
oh Jiheir miuing /ability,7 because
very" little was. known about the*
'faulting! system in those days."
But wbenV Duncan Mcintosh and
his partner, Chas. Oliver, took the
Bell over, the system of ��� 'faulting"
was worked oufe successfully and
the mine has paid.a fortune since
1917.7 Pat Crane- is now Mr. Mcintosh's partner, in this enterprise.
It:was on this .Bell property that
miners over a year ago, in levelling
a spot for a; tennis court, uncovered
an important ore .vein"from which
$50,0.00 worth of.eilver was mined.
Farmers Decide to
Build Hall at Midway
On Saturday, March 7th, the
United Farmers Local held their
annual meeting in Midway,
which was well attended. After
election of officers, the women
met with the men to hear the interesting report of E. F. Keir,
who attended the U. F. convention at Revelstoke.
Mr. .Keir spoke of'the cordial
reception he received and the
good time shown him while at
the convention. He said the'
desire of the U. F. there seemed
to be the amalgamation with the
Farmers Institute. This combine
would include stock-breeders,
sheep-raisersi dairy-men, poultry-
men, bee-keepers, fruit-growers
and tomato-growers. A representative of /each of these industries to form an agricultural
council, so as when they approach
the Government, they, would do
so under one head. The Institute
and United Farmers would form
under a new name.
After dwelling   at   length on     -
many interesting facts,  with regards to farmers in  general, Mr.
Keir concluded his report.' ; -       '
Tea was then-served by the
ladies, there being a generous
supply., of good things to eat. '
The lunch was' supplied by
Mesdames Bruce, Bender 'and
Richter. Mrs. Hawkes being
proclaimed the official tea-maker.
After lunch the proposed new
hall was discussed and voted on,
the majority being in favor, A
committee was formed to look *
after the site, lumber, etc. The
committee being as follows:
Messrs. J. Richter, F. Roberts
and~C. H. Weed. Mrs. E. Hawkes
was authorized to collect subscriptions for the new hall.  -
Ten new  members were' added    *
to the Local and over 40 people
were present.
Officers of both Locals were reelected,- with the exception of
Mrs. A. Tippie, vice-president,
in place of Mrs. Joe Johnstone.
Kettle Valley Notes
A Service will be held in the
Anglican Church on Sanday,
March 15th afe 11 a.m.    *
Subscription are now due to  the
Farmers Institute and the  United
Farmers.    There is lots of moist- -
ure going into the ground, so smile
and pay up.
On   Tuesday, ' March    17th   a
Dance will be held in the Co-Op
Hall in aid of the Kettle Valley,
and   Rock   Creek   Football   Club. .
Bushis Jbpiece__orche9fer��.... Gents ���
$1.00, "Ladies 50c.
- The roads are drying up and.
cars- are coming put of their winter
quarters! Business around Rush's
Garage is increasing and he. now
has in- stock 'two.: of the .finest
models procurable., f.f       V.    ...
Henry. Madge /anticipated fthe
bathing season last-Sunday'when f
crossing the ice juafe below Kettle ���
Valley. ^-Lnckily,/Ted Whiting
was close afe.hand and "with the, aid
of his fishing pole helped.'" him out.
. A .Turkey .has been - offered .aa a " :
prize, to the .one' who guesseB the '...
nearest tb, its f correct live  weight,.
by Frank Richter.    The; proceeds
are to. be donated  to the. Greenwood,    and' . Di8tricfe'.   Hospital.- .
Tickets 25b each from/ the donor or >
B. ..Gajie.    Mr.  Richter'hopes all ..
in Kettle. Valley -and Rock Creek;.
will help out on this. ��� ]'"  X }���)
"The Arizona.' Express"
7Lineoln JV Carter's * melodrama,
"The Arizona Express," produced
for' the. screen by William Fox,
will be shown at the Greenwood
Theatre on Saturday, March 17th.
A capable cast headed ..by David
Btitler,.. .Pauline. ;Starke,/.Evelyn
Brent,7 Anne Cornwall, Harold
Good win,' and, Francis MacDonald
present the story by. the "master
thrill dramatist" with. effective
results. A railroad wreck,, a flood,
scene, fights with.mail car bandits
and romantic love scenegj combine
to form a typical Carter production.
-������ ';Curlihg;';' //"-���.
The Curling seems fto be over
for; the season... All. members
who., have not paid their subscription are; kindly requested to
do.so;without delay. .: "' W    V.
. Will', the curler who ' has the
^tidss.Cup" iti his.custody, please
hand same to. the secretary;',. /
Rebekah Dance
. ;The Grand Forks Rebekah
Lodge are giving a' Dance on
Tuesday,' March 1-7-th ia Grand
Forks. The "Fisher Orchard"
will provide theV music, and a
! real gcod time is assured
;,"'"'7-^Midway 7/
:  A Fancy ..Dress and Masquerade.
Dance., (music supplied;by. Bush's.,
hew -four piece/ orchestra); will be
held at Rock Creek Co-Operative
Hall on Easter- Monday, '��� April
13th, 1925, .commencing at. 8.30
p.m..,: for the benefit of the New
Farmers' Hall, Midway."   Prises
will be awarded  for ladies and
gentleman's comic.   TicketsVia-:
cludiag. sapper,   adults  SI f aad
children 50c���     'All. welcosse; to7
come to ths catch of. the/season,/ ���v
Adrift On Ice Floe
Thrilling , Experience of Government
Employee at  Port  Nelson
���Reports have reached the department of railways and canals of the
terrifying experience of one of tho
caretaking staff at Port Nelson,'on
Hudson's Bay. The man, Fred Bes-
c.huk, a Russian, went out on the ice
opposite the harbor works one afternoon to visit some traps. While on
(he ice, a section of it measuring about
half a mile wide and throe-quarters
of a mile in length, became dot ached
and Beschuk was carried out to sea
wiih tht* tide.
His fellow employees searched with
lanterns throughout tho night, but no
trace could ho found of the man. He.
was then given up as lost. The temperature was ;f2 degrees below zero,
but fortunately there was very .little
wind. The following afternoon, wiih
the return of the tide, -Bescl.uk was
observed coming up stream on the ice
floo and he was brought ashore in a
Sonic time during iho night, while
walking around to keep himself warm,
Oeschuk had broken through the surface ice and wet both feet, which were
found to have been frozen. He was
conveyed to the end of steel by dog
sled and the Hudson's Bay Railway
train, which was on Mile 170, and went
up to Mile 214 especially to meet him.
He was brought to The Pas and
thence removed to a hospital in Winnipeg for an operation. It is estimated the ice floe on which Beschuk was
carried off, travelled 25 miles to sea
with the tide and it is remarkable that
the following tide should returned the
moving ice to almost tho same place
in the stream from which it. started.
Old Prophecy Coming True
���New York Hotel Carrying Out One Of
Bellamy's Ideas
One of the big New York hotels announces that it is installing a radio
receiving set in "every room. Thus,
there need be no lack of entertainment by day or night.
it is. suggested thai. this.syslem will
be especially convenient for the guest
Svho likes to hear a little "music be-
, fore he goes 'to sleep. -- And so is lul-
/tilled the. absurd'prophecy,, 'made - by
3'Jdward Bellamy, ha!"... .a., century ago,
'iti his ."Looking Backward,'.'- to the i-f-
-, feet- th;:,t .some -.time we .'.should bo
.able, by turning a switch after getting
into bed,.to be,lulled.ursloo'p.by pleat*
/*nt. music.     .- -f . .' 7."'V7*
- '--Soon we may-have such'contraptions
in .our bedrooms' at home.'   They may
. even'-'-bo,-built .'info    the    beds.���St.
..- Paiharihes"; Standard..* ..
Chinese Honor  Their Families
Elder Members Exact Implicit Obedience From the Younger
In China tho individual is next to
nobody and the family everything.
And family does not moan simply a
Chinaman's immediate household, his
Wife and children, but also his parents,
his grandparents, his grand-uncles, his
brothers and their wives and children,
his young unmarried sisters, and the
many servants necessary to attend to
their wants.
Quite probably, all Lhese people will
be living under the same roof. .Every
son when ho marries' brings his wife
to his father's house, and their children are born and brought up theve.
The greatest sin a man can commit is
to harm his family or disgrace his ancestors.
The older members of a family exact
Implicit obedience from the youagor.
If a sister is unmarried, and her elder
brother finds what ho considers a suitable husband for her, she is compelled to marry him. Were, the ages reversed, however, the brother would
havo uo authority co command obedience.
Luminous Tree In Nevada
Plainly- Seen   On'  Darkest   Night   For
.   - 7 Oyer- a. Mile 7. .
."There .is a remarkable - tree which
���..jjrovs. in Nevada',* and' is. called, bj tlie
superstitious natives, tho. witch tree.
;'*   it/grows to a-'height'of-six or seven
feet, aiid''its .trunk- at'the base is about
- three Limes/the- diameter, of a. man's
.wrist..-  The-'-poculianty'.of- the tree is
��� **li!it'-it' is' luminous: /;'".."7-' "
/--������On the darkest'nighri'Ucan l)e-&oen-
plainly si mile, away,..or even farther,
and ft person, standing-near can read
..small;print without, "any.strain on the
eye.  -''"--'-'/    , -���
' Foreign relation;."are like/the other
kind;" they got .along', about as well
wit liout your anxiety. 7- ���'./*_
Unicornis  Real  Animal
Figure   on   English   Coat   of   Arms   is
Native of Mecca
*��� The unicorn which figures on the
coat of arms of England has always
been regarded as a fabulous animal.
Yet in 1503, an Italian traveller, who
was, perhaps, the first European to
visit Mecca, and whose account of his
travels proves him fo have been a
careful and tiuthful ob-servcr, gives a
very clear description of Ihis creature,
two specimens of which he saw iu that
city. "Now. 1 will tell you of their
make," he wiites. "The elder is
shaped like a colt of thirty mouths,
and he. lms a horn on his forehead
about three arm-lengths. The other
is like a coll of one year, and his horn
is the length of three hah'ds. The
color is dark bay; tho head linn a
hart's, but no long neck; a thin, short
mam1 hangs oyer one side; the legs
are slender and lean, like a goat's; the
foot a little cloven, long, ancl much
like a goal's, with some hair at the
back of the legs.
Industries Run By Prisoners
Indian State Turns Jail Into Useful
Some people believe tliat a jail is a
necessary evil, but after seeing the
inside of a certain jail in au Indian
state, a writer in a Bombay paper was
forced* to the conclusion "that a jail
need not be an evil at nil. It can be
a very useful institution.
This particular jail Js in it state (the
name of which is kept secret for ob-
\ious rc.i&ofts) where the bulk of thc
people are not altogether fond of. work.
The principal industry of the state
seems lo be tho catching of the criminal.-.. And tho criminals when caught
run the indusliias of the gtalo.
Hidden  Treasure  In  Russia
Soviet Government Excavating Under
Towers of the  Kremlin
The Soviet. Government has taken
steps to excavate under the towers of
ihe Kremlin for.the famous -, hidden
treasure of Ivan the Terrible, 1530-
15S4, said to include SOO volumes
bound in pute gold and many Arabian, Persian, Assyrian and Byzantine
manuscripts and parchments of priceless value.
The existence of such a library has
been known for centuries, but ils precise locution has never been accurately determined. Peter the Great,
in 1721, made an effort to llnd'Uie
library, but the excavating work had
to be abandoned because of the physical dillicultii.'S. Similar efforts have
since been made without success.
In spite of his cruelty and barbarity.
Ivan i.s declared by Russian history
in haveTVeon a great savant and lover
of the arjs, accumulating during his
long reign what was for the age considered an enormous library, the libraries of Europe being ransacked for
contributions to iiis collection. In the
closing years of his reign he was sttr-
rouuded by so many intriguers that the
historians say he hid all his treasures,
including his library, so tliat __thoy
might not fall into the hands of his
Preliminary surveys already carried
out by the government are declared to
show that the entire hill on which the
Kremlin is built is intersected with'an
arterial system of subterranean tunnels arid secret passages. Archaeologists express the belief that in ancient
times an cuiiro city existed under ihe
present city of Moscow, many stone
implenienls and oilur evidences of an
ancient ci. ilization having been unearthed.
Constipation and
Sluggish Liver
Don't take chances. Get Carter'*
Little Liver Pllla right now. They
never fail to make the
liver do its duty. They
relieve constipa
tion, banish  in	
digestion,     J gag El   l'l Eg
drive out bili-. ^ T=f S \> e|"S
ousness, stop   A H m | ���   ���   <e��
dizziness,  ^ grimd
dear the com-         	
plexion,  put a healthy glow on
cheek and sparkle in the ��ye.   Be sure
and get the genuine.
lnall PUJ-Small Dose-Small Frlc*
Making Iodine From Seaweed
Japanese Now Lead World'in the
Quantity Produced
Since scientists have discovered that
iodine is one of ihe essential elements
for the growth of men and animals, the
public has become interested in this
element. - '
Ever since its discovery in 1SJ2
iodine has been manufactured from the
a.-_hes of seaweed. Prior to that time
seaweed was burned to produce iye.
Wince the beginning of the niuiecnth
century Jyc has been prepared almost
exclusively from salt.
Seaweed burning is one of lhe quaint
industries carried on-by the peasants
on the coast of Scotland, Ireland,.Normandy and Norway. The Japanese
also have developed an important
iodine industry during ihe past twenty
years tind now lead the world in the
quantity of iodine-produced lrom" seaweed.
A very little tombsYom.
Very big story..* ,",'..  -'../'
���may tell a
Manitoba 7 Woman   Thanks
j Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound  ;
World's Oldest Living Creatures
Great Tortoises Were in Existence
Before Columbus Discovered X
Amerjca ^
Tlie oldest living creatures in" the
world are st'id to be the great tortoises wliich inhabit ihe Galapagos Islands. To prevent their utter extermination au effort is being made to
find a refuge for them on som<*> desert
island near tho United States. A
well known naturalist told thc National Geographical Society at Washington lhat the tortoises,, .some of which
were in ' existence1 before Columbus
came to America in 1 J&2, are rapidly
killed off tor oil, and will disappear
unless an isle of refuge is found."
Prince  Was Near Suspension
Paid Dues to Pressmen's Union Just
In Time* '
"The New Vork Newspaper Pressmen's 'Ifnkm was spared tho painful
necessity of .suspending its star member, the .Prince of Wales, when a
cheque for ?7, representing two
months' dues, was received from him.
The rules of the union provide for
suspension of "any member who fails
to pay his dues every two months.
This.period of grace for the Prince had
almost expired and had he uot paid he
would have been barred from plying
the trade in any union pressroom here.
When he was made a member of tho
union last hU_i_mer,Jie paid his dues
in advance to January 1.
Old-Timc Saturday Night
Some of the Ideas; Could Be Used With
Every Saitirday night in ;i very true
sense offers a time for a checking-tip
process in the lives of individuals or
collectively of families. There was a
time iu th'e history of this people when
a solemn hush came over the family as
the twilight hours fell upon the city
aud couutrytide. Shoes were blackened, cooking was finished, the'family
alfar was set up, and whole families
waited in a true religious manner for
ihe dawn ot the Sabbath day. But
Time is a relentless sort" of machine.
It crushes ambitions, annihilates tradition, destroys our fondest dreams.
Today much of the solemnity which in
former days w.is a part-.of .Saturday
nights has disappeared, and ore and
all, old and young, give themselves
over to thoughts of relxalion from the
strenuous work of the preceding week
and surcease from worry.- In a sense
it would be a magnificent thing if wo
here in America could get back to
some of the old-fashioned ideas which
we have held relative to Saturday
night. If we could sum up, for example, our week's accomplishments
and plan for the coming days we could
go forward lo new and greater tasks,
we should gain new inspirations for
service to ourselves and to others.
This may sound idealistic, but It is the
sort of idealism that swo need more
and more as wo jprogrc-ss.���Dayton
Artesian Wells Known to Ancients
Oldest One   In   Europe  Was Sunk
Twelfth entury
Artesian wells are of-great antiquity; they were known to the Chinese and Egyptians of remote ages.
In Europe the oldest known is that at
Lillers, in Artois, France, from which
province the name artesian is derived.
This well was' sunk in the twelfth century. Wells Avere sunk in various
parts of Europe and in the Sahara
Desert. Wherever thc geological formation Is favorable, water may bo procured from thc inoxhau'stlblo "waters
under the earth."
In Queensland, 500 artesian wells,
some 4,000 foot deep, but. averaging
1,170 feet, produce nearly .195,000,000
gallons of water daily and have trans-
forhied much country from aridity to
fertility. East of the coast range arc
about a score 3,200 feci deep. Notable artesian wells' exist in Europe,
one in Sehladobach, in Prussia, being
nearly a mile in depth. Tho ornamental f fountains in Trafalgar Square,
London, are supplied from artesian
The Smallest Engraving"
A forty-four letter word has been engraved in tho eye of a needle and sent
lo the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., by Alfred McEwan. It can
be read only when magnified 88 times.
McEwan "calls it "a crude, hurriedly
prepared large'sample of micro-engraving."    ''-'...���'���.'."."
Far Fetched Criticism
The London Times gives nearly two
columns of its space to a pessimistic
article on Canada written from California by a correspondent who is not a
native of this country, who spends his
winters in the south, and who deeply
laments the "rigors" of the Canadian
climate.���Toronto Globe.
%. yDress;
w y Mi^i/rX
Famous Tower May Fall
Leaning Tower, of Pisa is 14 Feet Off
'���    > Perpendicular
The .Rome Tribune publishes a dispatch from Pisa assorting lhat f-jar is
expressed   that   the   famous   leaning
tower is in danger of falling.      The  *
tower was- built between the twelfth -
and .the thirteenth-centuries', and from .
tho lop leans fourteen feet off the perpendicular.
.   For years'there has been discussion
as to whether it was thus purposely
built, or whether the leaning .tendency.
was due to displacement of tluVsiruc-   '
ture.   .'������   ._ : '������-. '.- *  '-       ';.
I \
Plans are. being made to utilize
hemp left over; from' manufacture of
cordage, in making a substitute for
The destruction by insects of farm
crops, forest.and animal life is estimated to approximate more than ?8,-
OOO.OoO every day.
-- A British Crusader
Tomb Found in Jerusalem of Man Who
Witnessed Signing Of British
The tomb of a British crusader, who
witnessed the signing of Magna
Charta, has been discovered almost in
tho entrance to theTfoly sepulchre at
The ancient worthy was Philip Dau-
bigne, once a governor of the Channel Islands, and one of King John's
councillors at tho time that fretful
monarch visited Runnymede. Dau-
bigno died in the Holy Land about
323-1. *   '
Before sallying against the, infidel,
Daubigne tutored the young King
Henry III. Thc ancient inscription
on tho tomb still is legible, it was
identified by General Storres, British
governor of Jerusalem, who found the
crusader's amis on. _thc _ gravestones
wero identical with,. those found" on
documents attested" 'by Daubigne at
Jersey, the capital of tho Channel Islands.
Build Branch Lines
Sii     Henr>    Thornton indicated  to
wo:-tern members tliat apart from .the
Llo'ydiniristor-   branch.-- as   to - which
there is>'om'o doubt.s*iii,"practically nl!
of-: ���: tlW = western .l/ranch linos "of. thc
V V ��� .--'- rr-[ ; /   ff V   ". '���   ���' -//'.Canadian National,'jderfftiodj last- ses-
T Crandall,-Manitoba.���i'.'When'-I.was.'f.sjon in,the snoat*.', Aviirbe-i*e:introduc-
7 a'young girl-at Home and working. I had
��� .'terrible pains',- almost-moro.than-I could'
. ;.bear," ahd I was'not, regular, f These'
- troubles kept me-so tired'all the ftirhe
.thatlhad no strength' and -no .'ambition.
-to,join ..in with my friends land.have a
. good time.   1 was:just-"tired..and miser-r
.fable always'and life just seemed as.if it
.; "wasn't worth.living. ".'I. saw so much in
. the papera-about. Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable.Compound, and then.I had a
* ..friend who fhad taken', it and told me
.about it," so I got.some.   Every month
.after taking it I got stronger and I swn-
-did not suffer- every month.  It stopped !
.the pains "arid helped 'me other"ways.
-Then when my babies were coming I was
.tired and worji'outthe first three months
andached badly. / I "took thc Vegetable
Compound right along and must say it
7 made a new'woman-"of me and able to
do my work, and it helped the through
' confinement.   You see I am a farmer's
wife".with a big house to look after, and
three babies now. , I have, told ever so
maa3y wbmeri about.your medicine, .lust
iaat week I grot a letter from jiiy.old
chum in the East.   Her baby was born
fifteen days before mine and she told
me she was hot feeling very well, her
back aches' so much, and tthat she is
going to fake tlie satoe medicine I took, i you,
��oacan use'my lettervand Thope some, j;- .
snewill behelpisd byit."���Mrs. Jos. H.
KiCD, Box 55, CrajadaM, Maaitoba,   O, i
ed this session.-
-" Manitoba's Oldest Citizen
W. F. Stevenson,- Manitoba's--ohlesr.-j
citizen, celebrated his'101st-birthday
Ala'rch J.     He is hale aiid hearty.and
in full possession of his faculties'.
"F wiil migrate to" my farm Jtt'.Hill-
vk-w again this summer, where J'lio'pe
,to help with tho .stooking again, as I
have dono for many years,""-fit'said: .
Edison. No Clock-Watcher
Time 1c Last Thing He Wants To
Those who work with ono eje on
the clock might profit by the experience of Thomas A. Edison, our onetime townsman.and telegraph,operator
lit  the'old.G.T.K. dispatching .office. "
��� ..During '-.Mr. ,'Kdisoh's 'vacation/last"
-Aimim.r :a peddler iried -to" sMl. him- a
watch/but She great..i'niui smiled and
said:-'.".'. .���-"���.   7* ���''/'-'   .7'. ���''.'- ,-- ,"-'
��� -."No,'no,;friend:[-''''l.iw-vy owned' a
watch- in my ��� life: /' 'i'hn. one thing-1
'want.- least oi" all .lo'know'is the lime."
.Stratford.Beacon-Herald.'- ��� / ���-**'  '/
That Opens All The
Doors Of RADIO
made "radio tuning'"' 'a thing of thc past. No TUNING is involved
when you "merely havo to turn" ONE DIAL until tho pointer stops at ..he
desired station.
Trm to twentv-flvc different programs ^evening���your favorite station the instant you want it! Limitless entertainment has been brought
within reach of every home by the achievement of Magnavox engineers.
Best of all, a Magnavox not only .RECEIVES radio- eflicienUy~-it
REPRODUCES the program In most pleasing, tone and volume.
Magnavox Receiving Sets
TRF-50 illustrated below, and TRP-5 with separate reproducer, are
the most satisfying, reliable, .result bringing sets on the market at nay.,
price.    '������-/��� , .   ,T
Purchased through and endorsed by Thc Old Established Music House
of J. J. II. McLean & Co., Ltd., -Winnipeg.
,Alarm Clocks Play Chime
A young musician of Melbourne,
Australia, decided there was music in
everything. Even iu an alarm clock.
So he took a number of alarm clocks
and filed the bells' down until he had
a perfect chromatic scale. Now ho
is awakened eacli morning with the
clock's playing a chime-like tune.
Alberta Exports to U.S.  [
Exports  of Alberia .products direct
. . A Year's. Dairy .Products....
- In- 1023/.according:^to-.the Dominion
dairy and cold storage'. Nows ������ tetter.
Canada, produced' lj51,624;U75 lbs,/, of
cheese 'Valued at' $28,845,192;' 162,834.,-
f><"'S -lbs. "of creamery.butier valued.at-
.?56.S73.4'1"9.' and .100,000,000 ' ..lbs: .of
dairy- butter valued- at'$3Q,000".OG6. 'In
all the' dairJ7products turned out, .the
A Gifted Son
Father.���I don't know what I'll ever
mako of that shiftless son of mine!
���' Friend."���Isn't- hefgifted in any way?
FiUhe'r.���Giftwl'V    Well.   I Vhoul'd
fay he is! , -'-lie hasn't got 11 tiling.iliai
wasn-t given to him!"     ���*    " 7 / '  *- /
The same receiver as TRF-50
encased in a simpler cabinet and
without ���built-in    -reproducer.-
Complete with tubes, batteries
and loud speaker���
Antenna fo extra
TRF-50 * . ,
Tuned radio frequency circuit
wiih  5   tubes  and   single ��� dial.
Built-in- Magnavox- reproducer...
Carved mahogany cabinet. Complete with tubes and batteries���_
Antenna $5 extra
-There .Are-. Exceptions ', . .
���[ Ma'snigo'r,. of.. .Store.���What -do"" ypu
mean by arguing Svith: Unit hitiyT'Let
her' have, hei- own "way. '; Remember,
a'customer-is .always right.'-./- - '-' '.
-.'������AsFhstsmt.���But/she. .'said we .were,
swindlers:  *'' /.     .:    ���.���-'���' x  ,-.-   7
* The. .-campaign', cost - ot; t-Iecting a
new": British 'Parliament' is Obtima'ted.
at morc-than ?25ibp0,0o67" /"   ���'���*��� ,".-
:-.".- 7 ="-���*.Wo sell ^Magnavox exeiusiv^yVai/a--^
th��Teach'of'alL' ; Write tqraayfiptiite^fed7foJ^
r:- / WH^NIPEGf��^
7-''--.-.;'..- - - V WW   175 McDer*^^
x-y'x' //- iNum^
W.   N.-  V. -'15S7-
from    the   -province   to points in thei-QUE'ntity of milk used Svas _U,765'.564,-
L'nitt.-d .Stales'in 1924, totalled'in value. 225 lb.;  of/fat equivalent 'to..411,79-i,r
?5,6S2,i��lij, .compared with a total value' 743 lb-, of -which ti'Wtotal valu�� was
of ?4,3SS,-14S in the previous yi>ar,:ac-  ?233'.62?,<W3
cording, t.o a.jfeport' pr^paivii .hy the
Vnitf.-i"r.<iai<-s consul.at Calgary.- -   Fishing For Eels
]���>!__ in. growing quantify are.-being
taken from the - fcoasiaj' and -inland
waters of the ' Dominion ��� each year.
During -tho...1923 season, 1,114" cwt
���were caught by ?ea fishermen .and 13,-
753 cwt. v.-"��.-r'<- taken in , the inland
water.-*, as compared, with catches ol
1,434 cwt. and 1.710 cwt, respectively
, -in the previous year.
*' KX
'.-' '   Real.Friends Few
you have-a-friend: who is agree*
and disposed - :to , be   partial   to
��� Jy[' heaven's.,: sake*, appreciate
C  . ..'���:<..  Most y&txs. are disposed.'10
bt-lieve  they  hsive  "Jots  of .friends/
[Probably they are'only acnuaintance?.
j���E. W. Hosre'd Monthly.    -'..'- .THE   LEDGE,   GREUNWOOD,   B. G
Toronto.���The establishment of.a
Canadian national economic council
for the discussion of- problems common to the .entire Dominion with a"
view,to shaping-an economic policy
fair to all provinces, was^the suggestion offered by George Edwards, president of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, in an address here,
when the members of the Canadian
Council of Agriculture were the guests
of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association at .dinner. . .'������-'...
Tho west, said Mr. Edwards was-
doing its host to solve tho problem
presented J>y the present diflicult
times. The western farmer--had
awakened to the fact that he was the,
only manufacturer to throw his product on the market without regard to
price or cost of production, and as a
result 60 per cent, of the grain growers had organized for co-operative
marketing purposes.
The .Saskatchewan wheat pool, he
said, would at least secure for Its
'members' the average prico for the
season/and he estimated that in view'
��� of tho present high, price of wheat
it would result'in a saving of between
��20,000,000 and ?30,00d;000: to the Saskatchewan farmers this. year.
A cordial: welcome to the guests'was
extended by the chairman, T. A. Rust-ell, of the Canadian Manufacturers'
/ *
Association, .who pointed-out that the
two organizations had much in common, the members of both being c-n-
-fi.'tged in basic industries of Canada.
Prince Albert Claims
Crow's Nest Rates
Prince Albert.���The Prince Albert board of,trade is demanding
that the Crow's Nest Pass, agreement be -made applicable on
freightjo this city, basing its '
claim on the fact that the^-pres-
ent Regina-Prince Albert branch,
. of the C.N.R. was operated under
lease by the C.P.R. at the time
the Crow's Nest Pass agreement
was made. The board considers
Prince Albert has equal claims as
Saskatoon, wjiich is on the same
line, to the privileges of the agreement, and is demanding that the
discrimination at present existing
ngainst .Prince Albert be removed.'
Seeking Better Freight Rates
Northern Alberta" Relying on ..Sir
" HeHr_y! Thornton's Promise
Edmonton.���Sir Henry Thornton's
promise, given at a meeting in this
city last August, that discriminations
under the Crow's Nest Pass agreement
would not be allowed to "continue uu-
duly," is a peg on which the board of
trade is hanging its hopes for soine
adjustment of railway " freigh t rates
more equitable to Edmonton and Northern Alberia.-/��
In a wire sent^to Sir Henry, following a conference between Sydney7 D.
Woods, K.C., and the board of trade's
special Crow's Nest rate, the Canadian
National Railway's president is re-
jninded of; his promise, hope being expressed at the same time that the
terms'of said promise may be carried
out at an early date.
Tofr-Much Overhead
Robt.  .Forke   Speaks   of    Difficulties
...   Under   Which    Canada'   Is
Montreal.���Canadians were-living in
a house that was too big for them,
which they had furnished ��� too com-
plt-tely with railways, canals, etc., and
for which they were now not able to
pay tho rem, said Robert Forke, M.P.,
leader of the Progressive Party, in an
address" here. This country undoubtedly possessed gj;eat natural resources, but those wet-ft- not of much
immediate value as long as they wero
There .were great- geographical difficulties, he said, notably the 1,000
miles of untenanted land between
North Bay and Winnipeg, which, more
than anything, was responsible" for. the
existence of a definite east and -west.
But sectionalism mitst be killed, and
people must think in terms of Cana-^
dianism, must accept a spirit of compromise and of give and'take, If Canada is to. proceed to its proper place,
he said. .."- .,������'������
To Take New Office
Alberta Will Repeat
Display At Wembley
Government   is   Undecided   Whether
They Will Send Representative "
Edmonton.���Alberta will be represented i\t"\Vembley again this year, it
is stated, by-Prr-mier Greenfield. The,
��� exhibition made by tho province last
ytTar, as part of tho all-Canadian display, will he repeated but probably
will have some changes and additions
made to It;1 to bring it more fully up
k�� date. Ir. has not yet been decided,
t.aid tlie premier, whether a government representative will be sent with
St, as.was dono last year, for either
part or whole of the time, tho exhibition is open.   *-
In addition to tbe "Wembley exhibit,
there will be a provincial exhibit this
year At the nation al7exposition-ln
Toronto, where space has already been
V elected and assigned for a display of
Alberla's re-sources of farms, mines
and forests.
Prospector Has
Narrow Escape
injured in Fall Down Shaft, Unattended For Eight Days
���Dawson,- Y.T.���-Fred- Poss?- 60,--a
prospector, fell down a 30-foot shaft
on Gold"Creek on February 20, and, al-
_hough badly injured, managed to
climb to tho surface and crawl to his
cabin. Foss lay for eight days unattended and unable to help himself.
lie ran 5ut of food and wood/for fuel,
and was close to death when his plight
was discovered. Ho is f*xpceicd lo
Marvels Of Science
Photographs of U.S. Presidential  Inaugural  Ceremony Transmitted
By Wire in Record Time
_^San Francisco.���Photographs' taken
in Washington of the presidential inaugural ceremony, wero-received in
this city within a few minutes by the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company,       * ~    _
The newest electrical marvel produced printed-negatives that were as
clear and perfect as when they came
from the camera, although transmitted
over 3,000 miles of wire.
They appeared in early editions of
the San Francisco _alternoou newspapers. Fifty minutes-was the average tinte elapsing between the snapping* of each photo and iU completion
In San Francisco.
Empire Exhibition
Has An Overdraft
��1,750,000   Is   Largely   Covered    By
Government Guarantee
���London.���Tho'British Empire Exhi-
blton has an overdraft at Lloyd's .Bank
of ��1,750,000, Lloyd's Bank last season ..enjoyed a monopoly of tho banking facilities ih the exhibition grounds
at Wembley last year, but is wilHiig
to forego this provilege if other banks
will" share the" financial respcmsibility
of thc exhibition.   '
The present overdraft, however, is
largely covered by .the goverhment
guarantee of the exhibition which
was recently increased to ��1,100,000
and the bank has agreed to allow an
Increase in the overdraft tip to a total
of ��2,200,000.
/.Washiiiglon.-T-Calvin C6olidgo0 at
the. inauguration, calmly and quietly
assunied the duties ..of-'-President of.
the United States for four more years.
In, a brief ceremony, which never
deviated from the simple programme
laid down by himself, Mr. Coolidge renewed his oath of office on his grandmother's bible, and in a short address
restated his government's policy of
, Thousands of people witnessed the
induction of Mr. Coolidge, and millions moro listened ^to what he said
at their radio sets. His address was
to "My Countrymen." Iu an unhurried,,.oven lone, the provident read
from his manuscripts steadily until he
reached his final declaration that the
United States cherishes no purpose
"save than to merit tho favor of Almighty God."
The oath of, ollice was administered
by Chief Justice Taft, himself a former president, Mr. Coolidge responded with a firm,' yet almost inaudible.
"I do."
Th'e gala celebration and expensive
Ir/ippinss of "former " inaugurations
were almost entirely- lacking. After
thc presidential address had boon
concluded, Mr. Coolidge was escorted
by trotting cavalry from the capitol to
the White House, where he took his
place with his gutvits in a glass-enclosed reviewing stand to witness the
passing ofr-tho inaugural parade.
who will be known as Secretary of
State for Imperial Affairs, after the
Colonial  Office becomes  the Department of Impef-ial Affairs..
 .       .   *���   ' '.
Singapore.���The cost of the site
of the proposed Singapore naval
base was ��3,250,000, it was officially slated at lhe Empire naval
conference, in session here. It*
was added that the acquisition of,
the site had b��en completed, and
the land was being handed over
as required. Hong Kong will contribute ��250,000 .sterling toward,
tho cost of the base. This is the
first naval conference held in Far
Eastern waters sinco March, 1021.
Much importance is attached io it
in view of the defence problems
to be discussed in regard to the
No One Wa��Us Job . , , .
London.���Although Great Dritaiu is
paying a dolo of 15 .shillings a week to
(housands of unemployed men, rail-
ivay oflicials have been unable for four
months to find a man who would take
a job as porter in a station at 30 shillings a week. *
Fewer Suicides In Berlin
Berlin.���Suicides in I.orliu decrea.-.-
Vl last.year to Ut. for each 3,000 of
population, as against i".T> to 'i.OOO in
J323. Efforts are being made to get
at the cause of suicide in an effort
lurther to reduce Use number.       "
First Jap Air Mail
Osaka, Japan.���Japan's first air mail
service wiil be started soon between
die cities of (>___ibn,.Oita and Fukuoka.
Passengers also may be_,rarried7Each
pSecc,of mail will be carried for 10 sen
(about 40 cents in Canadian money). -
|OILS -will spread if unchecked. Misard's disinfect-*,    relieves     the
pain and heals.
Always _ieep Minard's handy.
���*"'   .        Embassy In Turkey     ���
London.���The British Government
has decided to raise Un present mission to Turkey to the status of an embassy. Negotiations carried on between the Turkish representatives in
London and Austen Chamberlain,
secretary for foreign affairs, were con
eluded and it is expected official announcement of the elevation of the
mission will be made in the ju-xi few
New Earl of Oxford
Makes Maiden Speech
Asquith Cautions Allies Against
Indefinite Occupation of
��� .--.- Rhineland
London.���The Earl 7 of Oxford and
Asquith made his. inaiden speech in'
the House of Lords. He cautioned
the allies against occupying the .Rhine-
land indefinitely,,,when they had "expected to keep troops there for a
strictly limited time. France's' feeling of insecurity at present, he said,
afforded grounds for a comprehensive
international pact, in the interest, not
only of French securiiy, but of the
security of Europe and tho whole
world. Thai, he argued, was the most
urgent need today.
Cannery For Winnipeg
Announce Granting of 'Charter to a
Million Dollar Company
'Winnipeg.���It "was announced that
a Dominion charteirhaB b_e_en_granled
to a million dollar company which
plans lo operate a cannery in the Winnipeg district. The company wijl bo
known as tho Allied British Canners
and Distributors, Limited, aM it is
controlled by.United States capitalists.
Operations probably will be comment
ed next fall.   ** "V  _     -
ln-addition to the Winnipeg plant,
lho company will establish canneries
in ' -Quebec and British Columbia,
according to present plans. -
Will Exploit British Goods
London.���A company i.-* being formed with n capital of $500,000 for the
establishment in London and other
pities of an exhibition for tho sale of
model dresses made from English and
Scotch dress fabrics. The models
will be sold to wholesale houses and
particulars ropplied of the firms who
made them so that wholesaler.*, may
then sell to fhe retail trade.
w-*-   X.   U.   16$
Adopt Masculine Attire
London.���British women now are
wearing men's high white. collars,
stiff-fronted shirts and white waist-
-coais *v_ith a bow tie. The newest
necklace novelty U a string of glass
beads.with a small electric light as a
pendant*, which makes the beads
sparkle at night.
Explosion In German Factory
Keinsdorf." Saxony.���FiVSfc pei sons
were killed and 3S' others injured in a
dynamite explosion, following a fire
in the powder division of tiie West-
phalian-Anitalt Explosive Factory
here. The force of the blast *ws__ so
strong that the roofe-m surrounding?
Inuidinfs -were torn o&
Would End Lotteries,
- Ottawa.���L. IF. Mnrlell, of Hants, intends to introduce a bill in lho hoiwo,
which, if adopted, will cut out church
lotteries altogether- Under the"
Criminal Code as it stands, church
and charitable institutions may hold
lotteries wiih the permission of the
municipal authorities, when the prize
doe,*- not. exceed $30. lu value. Mr.
Marloll's hill v ould _abolif.li this exception lo the general rub?.
Canadian Woman War
Correspondent Dead
Gifted -Writer Accompanied Britis
Forces to Mesopotamia
Vancouver, B.C.���World famous as
a woman war correspondent and magazine writer. Eleanor Franklin Egan
is dead, ai Now York from pneumonia.
She was the wife cf Mr. Martin Kgan,
who at one time"was on the staff of
the Victoria Times, and later did war
correspondent work. Airs. Kgan, accompanied the British forces' in tlie
Mesopotamia campaign and subsequently toured India, aud the Far East.
She was a gifted writer and news of
her death will*cause genuine'sorrow
in British Columbia.
Using Radio "for
Spread Propaganda
Daily Programme In Russia Devoted
to Political Talks
Moscow.���Soviet Russia has three
radio    sending   stations, at Moscow,
Leningrad and��� Nichni-Novgorod.
These -arc under; the control of the
commissariat of posts, telegraphs and
Much of the daily programme is do-'
voted to talks of a political nature.
The Bolsheviks take advantage of the
government controlled radio Jo further their party pin-pose:*. ' There is
also the usual budget of vocal and instrumental music.
Will Hold Conference in May
To Discuss; Development of Canadian-
West Indies-Trade-   .
Ottawa.���Preliminary arrangements
are under way for the liolding of a
Canadian-West Indies conference in
May. The idea will.be the negotiation of a new treaty for the development of reciprocal trade.       s
Hance Logan, M.P., who recently
visited the West Indies as commissioner for thc Canadian' Government,
reports that everywhere the proposal
for another conference was received
with enthusiasm, and' tluft there .was a
general desire io send delegates'.
Will Terminate Agreement
*���' National Flag For Canada
Oltawa.���.V national flag lor Canada
ia the proposal of A. K. Mo Master,
Liberal .member of the House of Commons i'or Bromo, -Mr..McMa<*tcr proposes io move that "tiie gov-runi��*ni
should take such stip.i as may ivsult
in the creation or choice of a. national
Carry On-.Good Work
Research Council Gives Aid to  Many
Activities ��v
Ottawa.���Fony-fcix x*esencch Investigations were carried on in 152-i, and
It) reports have been matie tinder :.s-
fcistanco froni (he council for scientific ami industrial lesearch. the annual
rt.'p��rt of which was tabled hi tho
House. During Iho fiscal year ending
March 31, 3921, ?55,620 was granted
for re.search purposes, out of a total
! vote -of $ 120,000. Twelve 'fellowships
eight studentships, and 21 bursaries
were granted by ihe council, and work
was being carried on with XJ. university departments in Canada.
Western Mi'nes Give Notice to
American" Mine Workers
Calgary.���The Western Canada Coal
Operators' Association at a meeting
here, decided to give notice to I he* United Mine AVorkers' of America on March
31 terminating their present agreement on September 30. Since the resumption of operations ln October a1'-
ter the strike, the coal miniug industry of the province has been, badly hit,
many of the mines only working one.
or two days a week. The present,
cost of production ax the union mines,
it is stated, has been largely responsible for the great falling off in business.
Loudon.���The judicial committee of
tjlio privy council has reserved Judgment on the appeal of the' Aitorney-
Genoral of Manitoba as to whether
the act providing for the collecting of
a (ax by the province from the sellers
of grain for future delivery was ultra
vires of the province ol Manitoba.
Special leave to appeal was granted
to the 'Attorney-General of Manitoba,
Hon. \V. It. Craig, on his personal
application by the. judicial committee
of the privy council in July, JD2-1. The
Grain Futures Act, passed by the legislature of Manitoba in .1923, provided
for the collection of a tax from persons selling grain for future delivery.
Objections to the act had originally
been raised by the province of Saskatchewan, the latter province having
urged the Dominion Parliament io
disallow this' legislation on the
ground that it involved one province
employing powers of taxation whicli
told niost heavily upon the. main industry of another province. Tlio
Supreme 'Court of Canada ruled
against Manitoba in the case.
13..L. Newcombc, deputy minister of
justice for the Dominion, stated at
the .hearing of the petition for leave
to appeal, that lie. would not oppose
it, as, IheTnatter was one of general
j constitutional importance. The prov-_
jinces of Saskatchewan and Albert a
were both represented at the hearing
of tiie appeal by Eugene Laflour, K.C.,'
and the province of Manitoba by W.
N. Tilley, K.C., of Toronto, and Geoffrey Laurance, K.C., of London, Eng
Toronto.���During his address in the
legislature, Premier Ferguson spoke *��(
some length on Ontario getting coal
from other Canadian provinces.
Even if it meant a deficit for the
National Railways, there would be the
.satisfaction of knowing thai ihe money
was staying within Canada, and that
interprovincial trade was being carried along as Confederation- intended
that it should be, the premier said.
��� He declared-that arrangements had
been. _ made. t_o_ bring_lGO,000 tons of
Alberta coal.to Ontario"on May I next,
and lhat in a short time it was hoped
to get Alberia and Nova Scotia coal
here as cheaply as United Slates coal
was now brought in. "     ' -
Bachelors Would Marry
Homesteaders  in" Alberta   May  Bririfl
Prospective  Brides From Old
'3'ldmonton.���Unmarried   farmers   in
the Vilna district, in Alberta, aro beginning to weaken under the monotony of "single blessedness."
At any sate a group of bachelor
farmers, with the assistance of the
Vilna Citizens' League, havo commissioned Thomas .loahson, of Pine-Knoll,
rn'visit'England and Ireland this summer and bring back with him women
of marriageable ago who would make
suitable life partners for the Vilna
homesteaders. The U.F.A local.-t
have endowed the idea, both morally
and iinancinlly.
TSotUt f rifle witli a Paul
in the Back���It may
.meats Kidney Trouble!
Gin Pills will relieve
you. Get a box to-day*
U.S.   Congress   Favors   World   Court
Washington--Thi\house.plac.d it-
; self overwhelmingly on rccoriOn fav-
jor of "early adherence" by the United
rifaieii  to the-world  court "with  the
/ reservations recommended  by  President Harding and"President Coolidge."
Th��. resolution, which requires neither
senate nor presidential approval, slated the readiness of llie house "to participate   in    the    enactment of such
Powder Explosion injures Soldiers
Honolulu.���Eight enlisted men of
the United Siaies army were seriously burned, three perhaps fatally, as a
result of an explosion at Sclioficld
Barracks, near here. The men were
loading shells in preparation for the
forthcoming aimj and navy manoeu-
\r*~? when svonse powder exploded,
{burning all of them. *���    "
Assessment Tribunal
New Act May'Be Submitted in Alberta
- Edmonton.���To make, the taxing of
improvements compulsory in all iho
towns and villages of the province, aud
to provide for the establishment-of a
special tribunal to deal with assessments and asseftsment-appeal.'-*, are the
main objectives of a proposed scheme
now. being considered hy the government. It is likely that a new act,
embodying these points, will b�� pre-
parftl for submission at the present
sission of the legislature. A'strong
delegation for tho Alberta I'nion of
MunSeipalilies was In conference' with
the government, when the question
was discussed at length.
Edmonton, Calgary, Leihliridgo and
Tied "Deer were represented, together
with a number of smaller placed.
Interrupt Cock Fight
Windsor, Out.���-Three thousand dol-1
lars' worth of poultry is crowing wildly in the basement of the provincial
police headquarters here as tiie result
of a raid in Sandwich/when -13 game
cocks were seized and the pn-limin-
arics for au old-fashioned eock fight
interrupted. About -10 spectators
wen* found in a basement whero the
cock pit was erected.
Supervising Credits
Winnipeg.���Six additional rural
credit societies with total liabilities
hands of the provincial frup^riisor of
of $2__4,S':53, have been placed in Hit-*
rural credits a.s administrator. Of
the li societies in the province, it
with approximately $1,750,000 outstanding, are now being administered
by the provincial department, it i.-*
Bovine Tuberculosis
Can Be Eradicated
But Owner  Must   Be  Interested  Saya
Government Official J
"Otiawa.���"Bovine tuberculosis can
be eradicated-at low cost, provided
thc owner is interested in cleaning up
his herd,- and will co-operate witli i.he
government," stated Dr.'George Hilton, veterinary director-general, in addressing The "selecf "standing committee on agriculture and colonization of
the House of Commons.
"We realize that "an adV-quato supply of tubt rculosis-fr.ee cattle is necessary," he continued, "to maintain our
foreign markets."
Take Tariff Out Of, Politics
Windsor, Out.���Tom iioore, Canadian labor chiof,.would have tho whole
Canadian tariff question taken; out of
the political arena' and revised on a
scientific basdri, as an aid io tho present unemployment problem confront-*
ing the Dominion he said. The tariff,
has been top long a plaything for poli-
tiostl paruV.-", Mr. Moore intimated.
Eat'More Apples
Ottawa.���Instead'of eating nn average of an :ippl�� a day, Canadian.-- have
pared their ration lo four a week, figures, cited at the annual convention �����'
the Canadian horticultural council rt'-
veai. - To boost.the average up to Hi*
well-known slogan standard, an intensive athertising"campaign i.s to 1����. conducted during*the ensuing jwir.
Vi (&&
IPrise EJccfpc Boo*���
Write tJtc Bandera Co.
Lsiaited,  Moateesl.
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 $2.50, always in advance.
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $35.00
Coal aud OU Notices    7.00
Estvay Notices 3.00
Cards of Thanks     1.00
Certi&cale of Improvement  n.50
(Where more than one claim appears k\ notice, $5.00 for each additional claim.)
All other legal advertising, 12 cent* a
line first insertion, antl 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
Transcieat display advertising 50 cents
an hick each insertion.
Business locals i2>��c. 8 line each insertion.
be available for ready referenee.
Copies of this Act may be had,
free of charge, by \vri6ing to the
Dominion Seed Commissioner, 177
Vittoria St., Ottawa, Ont.
The superior producing . ability
of good quality seed of a ^variety
which is well adapted to thrive 011
soil peculiar to a given field is
recognized fully by hundreds of our
beBt farmers. Unfortunately, this
all-important truth has not yet
penetrated the miucla of all who
attempt toj ��rowl crops, a fact
which is accountable in no email
degree for the relatively low yield
which many of our farmers continue to reap each'year.
In the matter of the "Trustee Act"; and In the
- matter of the Estate of David Addison
Terhune, Deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that Probate: of
the Will of David Addason Terhune, late of
Westbribtfe in the District of Yale, Parmer,
wlio died on the 20th day of November, 192*, lias
been issued to Samuel T. Larson, the Executor.
. All persons having claims against the estate
are requested to send full particulars thereof,
duly verified, to said Samuel T. Larsen, Penticton, B.C., on or before the 21st day of March,
1925, after which date the Execute r will proceed
to distribute the assets of said Estate among
the persons entitled thereto, having regard only
to claims of which he sliall then have had
. Dated at Greenwood, n.C, February Wtli,
1925. ���
Solicitor for the Executor.
A Bright Pupil
A cla83 of boys had been studying physiology, and one day the
master told them to write a composition on 'TheSpine."
Among the many papers eentjn
was the following: "The ppine is
a bunch of bones that runs up and
clown the back and holds the ribs.
The skull sits on oue end, and I
sib ou the other.���Ex.
The blue cross means that
your subscription Is dne, and
that the editor would be pleased
to have more money..
Westbridge News
Jack Ferroux has gone to Hiake
ties at the Olery and Mellor camp.
J. S. Mitchell left the camp to
work on tho Rhone section.
Tom Bobbins had the misfortune
to cut his ankle badly while working in the woods. He is uow in
the Hospital at Greenwood.
John Fawns came to Westbridge
in search of his horse which had
wandered back to its ' birthplace.
It certainly was in fine shape
when he found it.
Joe Christian intended moving
back to his ranch, from Greenwood, this week, but found fehe
roads in Biich .bad shape that he
had to" postpone his . return for a
.month.-"'- - W'""W.-V--. .-,;-.'
V August'" Lindgren. paid "Wesi>-
bridge ..a 7visit -before 'starting tie-
' making"afe the camp. ...The. boys at
the.camp are  making: the most of
: it now .before the mosquitoes -begin
.- their'music.' -' 7 '-, ���_.���-:��� - >.' :���;-.. 7  - - -,'"
V'At   the   -W.esfebridge--'-Hotel: on
Sunday, a-- .musical'-'evening was
..gi.veii-. by   Jaimea . MachelL. -".The
'audience was most appreciative as
" Mh.'-Machell gave*selections- from;
-..the great composers on- his graba-
glibneV ".    '���; - ' V ."'-._ ' *���'
Why eive to the Mission Funds of
the Church?
Because if there were no Missionary
Funds in pur Church there would be
no services throughout this Boundary
country. Many districts, similarly
affected by lack of population, and
trade would also be denied the privilege
of service and"* there would he no
resident ministers in such areas. Self-
interest should cause us to' give as
liberally as possible ��� to the mission
Because it was the last great command of our Master that we should
give the Gospe.1 to every living creature.
���Matt. 28 v 19-20.
Through the acceptance of the
teaching of Jesus Christ alone can the
world be won for the Kingdom of God
and made safe for youf sons and
daughters to live in. The spread of
the teaching of Christ alone can save
the world from a calamity greater than
the world war. How can we pray
"Thy Kingdom Come" if we refuse to
bear the expense of His Church in onr
midst.  ,
For the two years ending Dec. 1924,
we paid to our minister for salary and
expenses $608 per annum. During the
same period we subscribed for the
Missionary budget of the Church a
total of S1S6.
Are we doing our share? The present
year is a'critical year in the history of
our. Church. " It will. indeed" be. very
difficult.' for . the JJinted Church to
finance missions *- for; a. few. years to
come."' Can weipake abetter response?
Are there-:iiot thaiiy-throughout our
country side who have never yet "given
anything for the upkeep "of the Church
in our midst. X ��� ''".-'"
.The-Minister or any of the Church
Treasurers-would be. glad to ..hear froni
"families willing- to con tribute'..to .'the
Church Funds.-    -'',7- ."'   '.'-. '-.'"''��� " V .������
���"   * y-Rxv.'.' "Wli';R., Walkinshaw.
Best Source of ���    = '���
Good Seed Grain
... (Experimental Farm Note)   '' [I
."'���'This- -note' is. submitted.- for the
benefit.o'f fthose" who aro. unable to
obtain satisfactory, seed . grain iii
.their -. own.' neighborhood':": and - sof
.inust"..look -elsewhere    for   their
"supply W~':" f 7 V'" --. "" "}���.y "y- ---'":;" X'
One.is '-indeed fortunate who can
secure.his seed requirements locally
since, locally grown seed, taken
from productive fields, . is likely to
be well adapted to. the. district.
The introducing/of-seed from outside.is associated with certain risks
.and farmers contemplating .making
Bdch purchases would. be well. ad^
vised   to.  consult, iboh   interested
-' ofliciais. such fas the Secretary/of
of   the: Canadian   Seed   Growers'
���.-Association, Ottawa," or those connected with the Government .Experimental. l>rros for Agricultural
.Colleges.; f. xy.���'-}-y. .*- .-'- .'"���".,:-. "7'
Speaking generally, .-good, seed
may be. secured, from, or through
two main sources'viz: ���-'. -\ 7
,X. 1. Eepu table seed, growers who
are members of theCanadian
-   -.       Seed Growers Association. 7
"f . W ������., ��r
, "   2.   fpiiect from  reputable seed
r -..;.'; * '   dealers......
."Since otir leading seed .dealers as
well.as bur larger growers .of seed
.operate in   close   touch with the
7Canadian..Seed. "Growers'  Associa
tibn, the Secretary of this Associa.'
f tion whose office is at. 114 Vittoria
St., Ottawa, is the one official best
able to ad visere the ..reliability of a
given lot of.seed;
;���- 'Since it is now. illegal, in Canada
for any one to offer for esle seed of
any kind which is not accompanied
by certificates   of   grade,   buyers
shonid see* to it that snch certficate
is. on. hand.    This regulation does
not apply to farmers Belling direct
from their own  premises to other
farmers, a fact which may easily
result in the delivery of seed which
should   nofe be * sown.   -.Wherever
practicable,    7 therefore,      bayers
ehonld Insist on knowing the grsde
to whibh the seed they are buying
belongs and they sboaM be thoroughly acquainted with tbe definition of each grade, f To Shis end a
copy of the Seeds Act, 1923, should
Prince Henry Mining Company,; Limited
(Non-Personal Liability)
NOTICE is hereby given that ah .extraordinary general "meeting- of the .above-named.
Company will "be .held, at the ."office of l."_H.
Hallett;--Solicitor, Copper Stree.t, Greenwood,
B.C. on Saturday the 14th-.day of March, 1925,
at.ttie hour of-10.30 o'clock iii tlie ��� forenoon; for
the purposes following, damely:���To take steps
to havc the Company .restored to the Register of
Companies, and to elect .directors and other'
'officers. i'o "the place, of those elected at-Lhc.
Annual-Meeting'of the. Company held on the
28th .day'of Noveriiber... -1917,- and* to transact
otlier'ordlnary busincss.of thc Company; aiid at
such; mectlm? _ a -'resolution-' will-be -proposed
autliorni'hifT.the Directors, to''execute''an-, option
for the ^ale'of .tlie "Prince Henry"'-Mineral
Claim;- being' LoJ, *_!SM,' in- the Sirailltameen
Division of Yale p.strict,.to George S. Walters,-
for $10,000.00011 terms to be agreed-upon'at such.
meeting;'.-aiid to execute-a transfer of such
Claim to be placed in escrow.   "
- Dated at. Greenwood,' B.C., February, 26th,
1925. .-;-'���-    '     "-���"    *      '-.*-���'.    ''   -*
���_���"    JOHN McKEX.-I/AR,'_     .    .'.'-. "'���:
'������-.   Vice-President of the Company.
Vacant, unreaerved, surveyed
Orown land* may be pre-empted by
BrlUih aubjecta over 18 years of are,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to b-ecome British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and improvement for arrieultural
purposes. o
Full information concerning regulations ' rsgaxdln* pre-emptions is
given in Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
'-'How to Pra-ampt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing tho Depaflatent of
tAnds, Victoria, B.C, or to any Government Atent
Reoords will be granted covering
only land suitable tor agricultural
purposes, and which ls not tlmber-
iand. I.e., carrying over 5,000 board
feet par aore west of the Coast Range
and 8,000. feet per acre east of thai
, Applications for pre-emptions ara
.0 be addressed to the Land Cora-
nlssfoner of the Land Recording "Di
.ision. ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
,'otmi, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
;ive years and ^Improvements made
10 value of f 10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being timberland.
for agricultural purposes; nvnlmum
price of first-class (arable) land Is $5
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land IS.60 per acre. Further Information regarding- purchase or lease"
of Crown lands Is given In Bulletin .
No. 10, Land Series. "Purchase and
Lease  of Crown  Lands."  :. -f
Mill, factory, or industrial sites" on
timber land, not exceeding it) acres, '���
may b�� purchased or leased, the conditions       including       payment       of
-stumpage. ;��� ,."::��� X .- "��� ���
"'HOMESITE   LEASES . '...'7 -
Unsurveyed areas, not exoeedlng 20
. acres,- may be. leased as homealtes;*
conditional upon.- a dwelling- rbetn.,
ersotad In -the. first year, title being
obtainable after "residence and Improvement oondltlons. are fulfilled
and ;Und taaj be��n surveyed.
LIA��C8 f;'/7. 7'
f.For graatng and'industrial    pur-,
poses areas not exceeding 140 acres
may  be leased  by one  person  or  a
; company.'* .
���' .'QRAZINQ;.'
Under the Qr**lng Act. the Prov-
Ince Is divided into graslng districts.
���nut the rang* administered:'under 1"
- Graklng '".. Commissioner.'   - -Annua!,
. grazing permits are Issued based oh
" numbers ranged, priority-being'.given
to established" owners:'. Stock-owners'
,'may  form   associations    for.   range-.
'management.--5*4*3, or partially.free-..
'I vw.mltM are  available   for    setftleys
campers, and   trarMlers.; up. .to-ter-
, head.    , ���" . .-. V-' --" ���-'.'-*'���-   . .
Grand Forks - Greenwood
Electoral District
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
on Monday, the 6tli day of April, 1925, at tlie
hour of 10 o'clock iu the forenoon, at the Court-
House, Greenwood, hold a Special Sittiuu of
the Court of Revision for the purpose rof revising- the List of Voters.for the sa'ul Electoral
District, and of hear!n_r and deterraiiiitig^aii.v
and all objections lo thc 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 the
"Provincial Elections Act."^
Dated at Greenwood,U.*C., this 23rd day of
February, 1925.
�� Registrar of Voters for thc
Grand Forks-Greenwood
Electoral District.
Advertise in The Ledge:
The; long;'distance telephone unites. -
the home, with 7members, of the family who 7
are away. - '���''������);���. ,"' .-.:-������' . *' .':,:'"������ ' ['��� V " 7���"".
The husband, taking a'business trip,,
can call * up his  home by long distance,'
dispelling   loneliness   and    ascertaining, if
���all is. well. '��� X X,y "" y ���'--'���}
-'-"'. .--"The-son or daughter attending college
or commencing; a career in some distant
city may find it possible, to" telephone home
each" week-end. Such thoughtfulness is
always appreciated. /    "
What a pleasure these Httle
trips by wire give!
Greenwood Laundry
Now Open For Business
All white Help ���
Give us a trial
Swayne House, Silver St.
Physician and Surgeon
Residence Phone 69
Victoria Marks New Steamer's Arrival by
to Pioneer of Coast Shipping,
Groin* of Caiindfnn Pacific Officials Dh'otofirnplied on board -the S.S. 1'rinccRH ICatUIceu at Victoria, B.C.���Iicft
t<�� l-iKlit, top row : W. 11. Snell, urenernl pnasenger ngciit, Vancouvcf) Clinrles niurpliy, gejicrnl mmmgci western
lines, W InulpeKj Cnptnln It. W. McSIurray. who brouRkt the Kathleen frem her builders on the Clyde to lier Iiome
^���"W^   '^      ,a| " J'  Scu,,y' Kenc*""' manager, enstern lines, and Ouptnln C. D, Keroutsos, xunrlne superintendent II.C.. Coast SerFlces.���Sentcdi  Captain J�� W. Troup,mannjeer of the  company's B. O. Coast  Services)  Grant
"���ill, -Vice-President of the Canadian Pacific nailway, Montreal; ami O. H. Temple, chleg at motive power, JUont-
iil.      Above, Princess.Kutlileen^ln action, and the Canadian Pacific Marine Termiflfel BuUdine, Victoria, B.C.,
Iinndsome new bulldfntr tvlil_.li iIa^m nut <i��tr___>* -fmm ��i>�� l._��,...^-��- ���� *_,__ ��>...+_.���. ^.�����*
a.handsome new building whlc^ does not detract trom the foeawty of the water irontV
The arrival of the new. Canadian Pacific coastal steamer
"Princess; Kathleen" at Victoria, B.C., at the end
of her letfgthy.trip from the Clyde, Scotland, where she
���was-built, "was .made a-public evfent by the residents
pf that-city:- Crowds met, the ship when she steamed
into the harbor, and the occasion was' marked by a civic
div." -m* to Captain- J.. W. Troup, manager ofthe Canadian
Facile  British-. Columbia  Coast. Service,   which  was
attended.by two hundred citizens." The Mayor and aldermen of;the city were present, as well as representatives of
the Provincial-Government.    The'company-was represented .by  Vice-President"- Grant -Halir J. "J.. Scully,
.genera^ manager eastern lines, and-C; H. Temple, chief
. of motive power and. equipment, - who crossed - Canada
-'frorhf-.-Montreal-to-be preseritVand-Charles-Iviurphy,-
- general, manager .western' lihes, Winnipeg. As a recognition .of his -many- years' effort -in. contributing "to'the
.upbuilding of ;Victoria,.-Captain- Troup' was presented
-with.-a'massive "silver tray suitably engraved.
.'.--���-"--In" returning thanks, Captain-Troup told-the history
' f f the. company's.coastal:steamship, scrvice'-since-1901,
whenhe had taken! oyer'its management. .At.that time
-it represented an investment of about $250,000, whereas,
-. he said,. it- now- amounted to well ".over, seven' million
dollars, while';its expenditures in Victoria for equipment
and'supplies amounted to' $43,600 monthly and Victoria's
. >harfe of the monthly pay roll was $65,000. -He told of the
��������� nildihg upof the'-fleet,'-ship-by ship,'as. growiag" trade
- ...panted.. .Captain Troup concluded by remarking.that
'.   i-fficers. and- n>en. of the Canadian Pacific were
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partners With Victoria and  other - Canadian, cities in -;
building up the tourist traffic and general trade of Canada,
and that the future of the country could be assured by
co-operation with the company ih its national work.
Mr. Grant Hall, who" represented ��� President E. "W. :
Beatty, told of the company's history and of its building
as a..national institution.at.the/time of Confederation ���
when it contracted .to build the line and operate it in :
perpetuity.   He told of.the steady improvement of the '
property by the expenditure "of *many-millions-until it
represented an investment of considerably over a billion.
dollars,-and he referred to the company's reputation '
for efficiency and courtesy.of its officials that has gone
"is the largest .contributor.to the finances of.the nation
through taxation, .and  we- expect to be judged and-
patronized on justification given in service.".   .;'"���-'���"���,
���' '"���Mayor J..C. Pendray, speaking of behalf of the city*"
of Victoria, acknowledged'the work,done-by.' Captain'
Troup .and the .company, for Victoria and the Pacific --
Coast, generally,.while C. P. W. Schwengersj psesident-".���
of the'Chamber;bf .Commerce, ih presenting.the silver  .
plate.to Captain Troup, paid a tribute to .the. vision and '
determinatioii of the men who'had founded the Canadian ."
Pacific: ".Dr. MacLean, Provincial-Minister'of-Finance, '
spoke on.behalf of-the. Government and referred .to.the*
company's war record which,''-he* said, was one-of th'eV
brilliant illustrations of-, the readiness of the- company-
to. co-operate for the public good.:'
The Mineral Provinceyf Western to
TO EWD OF DECEMBER, rt23       7    ^   ^ :
.7 f.Haaf,.prpdoqed   Minerals as . follows: - Placer /Gold-    $76,982,203;   Lode V
,So]d, $113,352,655; 8ilver,; 863,632,655; Lead; $58,132,Gi51; Copper, 8n9,046,50'8;..   :
Zinc,  $27,904,756; ���.*MiBceIlaDeons.;Miriersl8J7$i->408',257;- Coaland Coke; $250,- 7
.968,113; Boilding; Stone, TBriek, Cement, ^ -W V V
Pro.doefeion to lhe end of .1923 show an.���"};   V 7 *      .7. ',      ."   . -   .���-������"���*,'���'
for the Year Ending; be^mbefel^a, $ii,304i32i0
-"the   Mining f .Laws of fchis Province, are: more liberal, and.the fees lower^ ; V
sh&n fehoee of any other Prdviace in the Dominion, or any. Colony1 in the'.British ��� ���-
Empire; *'; ['yXXXy XyX'}. ���. XyXxXxyXxX '���'"" "'777' --- X" '"X'''----x' X" " . - V
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolut��  Titles.are   obtained   by developing such properties, the security
oi which ia guaranteed by Crown Grants..
Fall information, togethef&nith Mining Reports and Maps, may be obtained
grata by. addresaiag--
���v-vv-7 I-���'.-'?   ���       ;. VICTORIA, Bntisli Columbia. ;������   '


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