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 ! Provincial!
VOL. Ill
No. 8
Old-Timers Meet
In Midway Hotel
Pioneers Hold Re-union; Spraggett is
|(,        Re-elected President; Next Meeting.
|( In Greenwood
The 18th meeting of the Kettle River
& South Okanagan Pioneers Society in
the Midway Hotel, Midway, on Saturday, September 15th, was one of the
best held by that Society. A greater
number of the real pioneers attended
than for some-meetings previous. "
E. Spraggett, of Grand Forks, Pres-
dent, who came to the district in'84, was
in the chair and called the meeting to
order. Mr. Spraggett filled his position
in a very capable manner and kept the
old timers in a very happy mood. The
members did him honor' by again
choosing him as president. A. Roberts,
who has held the position of of Sec.-
Treas., for a number of years, during
which time he took a keen interest in
tlie affairs of the Society and co-opera-,
tion with the president, kept the organization in good standing, wished to be
relieved pf his duties. He was thanked
for his services and A. Lander, who has
[]��� been in the * district since .'95, was
unanimously chosen to fill the position.
Following the ' business meeting a
number of the early day men related
their experiences since coming to the
Jimmy Lynch, an arrival of '84 and
whom Lynch Creek on the North Fork
is named after," is a good entertainer
and pleased, his listeners by old time
songs. '   .
Robt. A. Brown, better known as
"Volcanic" Brown, who owns, a large
.copper colored hill on the North Fork,
gave a resume on'the history of Copper Mountain, saying he was the first
owner, qf that well known ' property
which ,the Granby are now operating.
. He was opposed to the way that prop-
ty was worked, and explained his mode
' of operations had he a chance to work
same. He-expects that some day his
\{ plan will be carried (out. He thrilled
his hearers when he announced that he
had an enormous body of ore, north of
here, which will produce aluminum.
He predicted that the forests will be
depleted in 50- years and the world will
have to look for another product to replace wood. At that time aluminum
will be " extensively used and the
speaker assured his listeners that
buildings, railroad ties, etc., will; be
made of aluminum. ��It will then be the
"aluminum age."
R. A. referred to the time when he was
in the fur business in Rock Creek in
stolen and a few days later he discovered that he had bought the same furs.
E. Spraggett, and'R. D. Kerr also related their early'Tday experiences.
Duncan Mcintosh,' who came specially from Vancouver, was warmly greeted
by his old tillicums, who congratulated
him on his success in the mining world.
Dune, remarks on mining here in the
early days were very interesting.
- A. Roberts, F. Roberts, William B.
Fleriiing, A. J. Morrison and others also
contributed to the speech making.
A feature of the affair was the splendid spread of good things to eat provided by Mrs. Bertha C. Thomet and
daughters, Mrs. H. Fretz' and Miss
'���' Annie Thomet. They certainly excelled
themselves in the fine art of catering.
\\ The old-timers will always remember
this banquet.
John Zurfluh acted as host and welcome the members in his usual cheery
|'f manner.  He saw to it that the old-
timers had a good time.
The success of this gathering has
encouraged the members and an effort
will be made to bring the Society up
to its pre-war level. The next meeting will be in Greenwood.
Those present and the dates of theii
arrival are:
E. Spraggett, 1884.
J. M. Lynch, 1884.
Robert A. Brown, 1834.
C. S. McRae, 1888.
R. D. Kerr, 1889.
Duncan Mcintosh, 1894.
[j ' Mark Christensen, 1895.
II    Frank Roberts, 1895.
Arthur Roberts, 1895.
Arthur Lander, 1895.
Ola Lofstad, 1896.
Otta Hansen, 1890.
ChasCH. Weed, 1836.
J. N. Paton 1897.
W. E. McArthur, 1897.
Andrew Sater, 1837.
John Zurfluh, 1897.
, James Sweezey, 1899.
W. B. Fleming, 1899.
Robert Lee 1899.
Sam Baker, 1899.
A. C. Mesker, 1900.
Wm. Madden, 1902.
Thos. A. Clark, 1903.
A. J. Morrison, 1903.
C. G. McMynn, 1904.
E. A. Dopson, 1907.
-The first round of the- Handicap
competition was finished on the 18th
inst., and a draw* was made for the
second round which is as follows:
S. B. Hamilton v Mrs. C. King.
J. Richter v W. E. Bruce.
' H. W. Whiting* v E. Richter.
F. Roberts v G. S. Walters. -
J. Thompson v E. P. Beckett.
P. Bubar v E. S. Reynolds.'
H. .T. Newmarch v A. Roberts.
R. E. Norris v C. King*.
F. Richter bye.
This round is tb be played by Sept.
30th. -    -���
The course is in excellent shape and
is atrracting .many players.
- Joseph - McDonald, aged 75 years,
died in the Grand -Forks Hospital on
Thursday afternoon last after a short
illness, the cause "of death being gan-
gerene or blood poisoning, which developed after one of his toes had been
amputated. . The deceased was a single
man, born in New Brunswick and had
resided in the Boundary for thirty
years. He leaves a sister in California
ancl a cousin, Jack McDonald in Grand
Forks. He was well known in Greenwood having" visited at; the McDonald
home on the No.'-7 "Road on several
occasions. The funeral was held in
Grand Forks on Saturday.
A Ladies competition was* arranged
arid the draw is as follow:.
- Mrs. E. P. Beckett v Mrs. H. Whiting.
Mrs. E. Richter v Mrs. H. W. Gregory,
Mrs. A. Roberts v Mrs. R. E. Norris.
Mrs. E. S. Reynolds v Mrs.' F. Bubar.
Mrs. C. King v Mrs. G. S. Walters.
Mrs. H. T: Newmarch v Miss Barker.
Mrs. G. F. Frost bye.
The limit.for the above competition
is Sept. 30th, with handicaps as usual.
Golf authorities of,Great Britain arc
in favor of the adoption of a larger
and lighter ball. The effect' of .the
new ball-.will be to shorten the length
of drives and make tlie control of thc
ball more difficult.- The new ball proposed will be increased from 1.62 inch
to .1.69' in size and reduced from 1.62
ounces to 1.55 in weight.
The Perfect Golfer
Mr. Gaddis was playing golf alone.
A�� strange boy kept following him
around the course. At the seventh
hole he became impatient and turned
to the boy, saying:
-"Son, you'll never learn to, play by
watching me."
"I'm not watching you," the boy replied. "I'm going fishing as soon as
you dig up a few more worms."
The Rock Creek Womens Institute
held-their .monthly meeting on Saturday, September 15th, after a holiday of
two months. The attendance was not
as large as usual owing to harvest
activities. Twelve-members were present and three visitors. Mrs. A. D. McLennan was in the chair. The meeting was called earlier this month to
choose a delegate to ~ attend the convention at Creston on - October 2nd.
3rd and 4th. Mrs.- Kayes was 'the
delegate-elected to attend and represent
the Rock Creek Institute. _.  ���
Mrs. Smith left for Trail on Saturday
morning after a two weeks visit with
Mr.-and Mrs. Ellis Reid.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and daughter returned to Summerland on Sunday after
a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. Letts.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred, Christensen of
Trail, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Kingsley for the week-end.
The G. N. Railway are putting-in a
loading platform on the Bridesville
, Miss Mary Bqusquet left Thursday
morning for Grand Forks on a visit to
her parents.
James Patterson, government purchasing agent, died in Victoria on Sept.
13th, from heart failure..
Mi*. Patterson, held one of the' most
important positions in the civil service.
He was appointed purchasing agent in'
January, 1918, the first man to secure
this post, he centralized all government
purchasing under' his department, including the liquor purchases of the
liquor control board. In this way his
departments handled enormous sums
annually, totalling more than $8,000,000
a year.
Ho is survived by his widow aiid one
son, Gillam, who is on the staff of the
liquor board.
Mr. Patterson is credited with having
organized a'highly efficient system of
government purchasing. This pioneer
arrangement, which" was unique- in
Canadian provinces; was copied, by
other provincial governments.
N. E. (Eddie) Morrison left on Saturday's east bound train for Kingston,
Ont., where he will enter. Queen's
University to take up the study of
medicine. A few relatives and intimate
friends and'a number of schoolchildren
gathered at the depot to wish him good
luck and a pleasant journey. ' Thc
hockey boys presented him with a set
of military brushes as a small token of
their esteem and appreciation.
Eddie "was a most popular, figure in
all branches of sport and especially ice
hockey,' in which he was outstanding���
a "clean, hardworking player who used
his head and could always be depended
upon to give his best���his departure is
a distinct blow in hockey circles. As
principal of the local schoorfor four
years, he' gave entire satisfaction���the
rising generation always respected and
idolized him. That he will be missed is
putting it mildly���not only at home
but throughout the whole" Boundary
country expressions of regret have been
heard, coupled with faith in his ability
to make a name for himself in .the
medical profession.
Here's to you Eddie���we shall .miss
you more than mere words can express.
'At the south end of Copper Street a
modern service station is being erected
by^W. C. Wilson. A visable pump has
been installed and is" now dispensing
gasolincto the travelling public.
, Mr. Wilson contemplates considerable
development in making the place
thoroughly up to date. A covered arcade
is being provided so that .cars may
drive on the inside and be protected
from"the ��� weather or do theiy _ filling
on the outside if they wish. Free air
and all the etcetras will be at the disposal of the public.
With the addition of a little flower
garden this will be a very attractive
"closed" this season and for killing
seven bf thern on Sept. 9th, William
Cessford of Headquarters was fined
$175 and costs by Magistrate Hames of
Courtenay. At the same time Harry
Grieve, also of Headquarters, was fined
$10 and costs for unlawfully having
dead birds in his possession.
. Provincial Constables Fenton and
Lennox also obtained two game law
convictions before Magistrate Walker
of Campbell River. The officers proved
that Alfred Phillips and Kiyshi Na-
kano, a Japanese, permitted their dogs
to run at large in a deer country, offences for which they were fined $10
and $25 respectively.
The man who has not anything to
boast of but his illustrious ancestors
is like a potato,���the only good thing
belonging to him is underground.���
Sir Thomas Overbury.
Willis Judd held in connection with
the Government Liquor Store robbery
in^ Greenwood on August 6th and who"
has been in the Republic Hospital recovering from a bullet wound received
at the time of the robbery, was able to
leave that institution on Monday for
Grand Forks. He waived extradition.
Judd and his accomplice, Mrs. Muriel
Lee will have a preliminary hearing on
September 24th in Grand'Forks.
-The Davis Block in Grand Forks, was
badly gutted by fire early on Tuesday
morning. The fire started in the rear
of the butcher shop and spread very
rapidly. The building is not a total
loss, but the contents of McKinnon
store were badly damaged by water.
Belief that her brother, James Grant,
who disappeared from Camp McKinney
some time between June 17 and June
20, met with foul play, was voiced'by
Miss Jennie Grant, of Penticton.
Grant's shack was burned down
some time in June and leg bones were
found in the charred ruins. It is presumed in some quarters that he perished in the accidental firing" of his
oline or coal oil in kindling fires She
had reason to believe, she declares,
that he was slain and that the shack
was probably then set fire to cover up
the crime.
Miss Grant is insistent that the authorities should hold an inquesjt in
order to clear up the mystery, if that
is possible.
Miss Grant returned to Penticton
early in July from Calgary. She resided here from 1913 to-1916 prior to
going to Vancouver and then to Calgary.���Penticton Herald.
Of Local Interest g
Born.���To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Alec   J.
Purkis, a daughter on September 18th.
Inspector W. R. Dunwoody, of the'
provincial police, Nelson, is in town-
Mrs. Joseph" Price returned on Sunday morning from a few days visit in
T. N. Walker and Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Beckett, of Kettle Valley, were visitors
in town on Saturday.
Andrew Sater, motored to Penticton
on Monday afternoon with Axel Gustafson, for a two day visit'.
Miss Ruth Axam was -the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Beckett at Kettle
Valley during the week-end.
Axel Gustafson, of Penticton, accompanied by Dave Barnes, of Osoyoos,'
were visitors in town on Monday; *
Mr. Fernstrom, of Nicholson Creek,
Kettle Valley, spent Monday night in
Greenwood en route to Nelson for a
Mrs. J. R. Jackson and Miss Gladys^
Jackson, of Midway, "and Eric Jackson,'
of Trail, were visitors in town on Friday last.
Mr., and Mrs. Jack Keady have returned from Oliver where Mr. Keady
was relieving in the South Kootenay
Power Station.
Dr.  Chas.  G.  Smith,  M.D.D.D.S.,
who owns and operates a mine in Col--
orado and who is an owner in the
Providence mine, visited the Madden
family last week. - '
The marriage of Mr. Parker Freeborn, of Eholt, and Miss Florence Blundell, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. Blundell, will take place in Green-
woood this evening. ,
T. Kilpatrick, inspector of bridges for
the provincial government, was in
Greenwood on Saturday. Mr. Kilpatrick was motored over from Penticton by H. W. Gregory.
1 Mr. and Mrs. George Wharton and
three children, R. Davis and R. Wharton, all of Allenby, were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. R. Forshaw, over the
week-end. .The ...visitors were former..
residents of Phoenix.
James Muir's many friends in Greenwood will be pleased.to hear that he
won first prize (flower basket) in the
best flower garden competition held in
Grand Forks during the summer. The
second prize ($5) was won by Mrs. Geo.
Armson, and the 3rd ($3) by Ed.
The Provincial Police held an inquiry
in the above case and they came to
the conclusion that Grant (whom they
believe was the person that was burned)
came to his death by the accidental
firing of his cabin by himself using
gasoline or coal oil.
Five Braw Highland Lassies
How far that little candle throws its
p beams!   So shines a good deed in a
I naughty world.���Shakespeare.
R. J. Mellin, who recently resigned
his position as teller in the Bank of
Commerce, left on Monday morning
to spend a few days at his home in
Duncan before going to, Vancouver
where he will become a student in the
University. Dick had many friends in
Greenwood and district who regret his
A Card Party was held' in'the Old
School House, Midway, on Tuesday
evening. There was a large attendance
and everyone present had a good time.
Mrs. R. D. Kerr won ��� the ladies first
prize and R. D. Kerr the gents first
prize. This was the first party of the
H; W. C. Jackson, a Spokane mining
man, examined some mining property
in the Triple Lake camp, Main River,
during the week-end. Mr. Jackson is
well known in this section having made
many trips into the Boundary. He is
the principal owner 'in the Wellington
near Kaslo, and believes he has a great
mine. Mr. Jackson spent Monday
night in Greenwood.
Lewis Keir, R. J. Mellin, Miss F.
Benzies and the Misses Margaret and
Nita Albicn returned on Sunday evening from a week-end motor trip to
Nelson and Kaslo. At the latter place
they called on Miss Heather Harris
���vho is making good progress towards
recovery from her recent motor accident. Miss Harris does not expect to
teach in Greenwood before the 1st of
They came from Vancouver with a number of others, all pupils of Misg Jean Gauld (centre); to enter
the lists at the Banff Highland Gathering. They all had their fling and their seann triubhas and Bword
dance too���to the tune of the piper.
A Victoria report says that another
mining development of the interior
on Thursday last came out with the
outright purchase of 800 acres and the
bonding of 300 acres more of mineral
property on Canyon Creek, Main Kettle River, by a group of Vancouver
men;       . - v ������������. PAGE TWO
The Greenwood Ledge
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The word "alibi" a few years ago was
used almost exclusively in criminal
courts, but today we use it in a broader
way. It has come to be used instead
of the word "excuse."
What would we do in this old world
if we didn't have excuses or alibis?
Whenever anything goes wrong, there
is the alibi. Whenever" we are being
criticized for failure, old Mr. Alibi
comes to our aid.
However, is an alibi desirable? Would
it not be better for us to accept criticism when justly made, rather than to
offer an "alibi," which is generally a
rather poor and weak excuse?
"Alibis" are like certain drugs; we
may think they help us temporarily,
but when we become addicts in the use
of alibis^or drugs, then we are on the
down grade; then we are descending
into the valley of lost hope and despair.
We may'think we are real clever in
the use of our "alibis" but we must not
be deceived for '.'alibis" are "alibis" and
are  easily  recognized at a  distance.
Most "Alibis" have been much used
and abused. They are generally second
hand.    ' ...
"Alibis!" Let's discard them! Let's
send them to the clump grounds or the
incinerator!���Great Northern Semaphore.
A Topeka minister, traveling on pne
of the Santa Fe's slow trains, was
reading his Bible.
"Find anything in that Book about
the Santa Fe?" asked the conductor,
as he reached for the minister's ticket.
"Yes," replied the minister, "in the
very first chapter it says that "The
Lord made every creeping thing."
No Argument
Telephone men
��� .   . - ���* ~
were ready
to fight the
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The blue cross means that
your subscription is due, and
that the editor would be
pleased to have more money.
(Vancouver Province)
For some time the sportsmen of the
province -have been asking for an overhauling of the Game Act and for ithe
creation of a body of officials, separate
from the provincial police, who will enforce the act, Now, according to advices from Victoria, Mr. Pooley, the
new attorney-general, is giving serious
attention to just these questions.
Some years ago,- British Columbia
had a corps of game wardens, but, in
the interests of economy, this corps was
abolished and the provincial constables
were made game wardens. It was assumed that, since there were constables
in every district, they could be used to
enforce the game regulations, and the
a province   would   be   relieved   of   the
necessity ��� of paying men to do this
There is no criticism of the provincial police, either expressed or implied,
in the criticism of the situation which
has developed. The police are credited
with discharging their duties so far as
their opportunities permit. But it is
___held by the sportsmen that game pro-
be carried out by police officers.
, In the first place, there is a great
deal more to the projection and propagation of��� game than the prosecution
of persons who kill game out of season.
The game warden who is up to his
\ business must study wild life, must
know its habits and its needs. Man is
not the only enemy the wild creatures
have, nor is he necessarily the most
dangerous. , The average constable
- doesn't know any thing-about game, arid
is not interested in it. So, he is riot in
any way qualified to act as its protector.
In the second place, the provincial
,' police are in ho position to act as game
wardens, in the proper sense of the
term. It is true they are widely scat
tered throughout the province. But
they are not concentrated where there
is most need for them as game wardens
On. the contrary, where there is more
game, there are' likely to be fewer
people and so fewer provincial police.
The provincial-policeman who is worth
his salt is looking for promotion. He
wants to do his work to the satisfaction
of his superiors. But it is police work,
not game protection, which will bring
him distinction. So, he concentrates
on police work and the game protection
is incidental. ���''���-.
British .Columbia has an asset in her
game which she would do well to develop. It could be made worth millions
of dollars to her. We have great
stretches of mountain and forest which
can never be anything but mountain
and [i forest. 'These-; areas /: are the
.natural haunts of wild" life,"'and, under
proper protection, cduld be made; to
.yield ari.annual harvest torthe hunter
and trapper/,. We have numerous lakes
and streams too, where-game fish were
numerous in other days, and where
'.- some, can still be caught.' These'lakes
and streams need'intelligent ^attention
Some of them need cleaning out.
. If Mr. Pooley can find some means
of bringing the lakes and streams* of
British Columbia'back to their old-time
���glory and can: restore the game birds
..and game animals which settlement
y has been pushing farther and farther
back,' he  -will be  conferring  a  very
��� great boon on his native province.-
What Then?
"Now, Willie, I want you to behave
yourself at Mrs. Jones's party. Arid
don't take any*liberties!"
"Even if: Mrs. Jones passes them,
An Englishman touring in Scotland
camo across an old couple arguing in
the road, and stopped to ask the cause
of the dispute.
"We're no disputin' at all," answered
the man. "We're baith o' the same
mind. I hae got half a croon in ma
pooch, an' she thinks she's no goan to
get it, and I'm agreein' with her."
Teacher: "Bobby, can you give me a
definition* of nothing?"
Bobby: "Yes, Miss���a ballon without its jacket."
A striking example of.the increasing
kindness felt and manifested towards
the wild creatures of earth is found in
the campaign carried on by the Royal
Society for the Protection of' Birds in
Britain to safeguard migrating birds
on reaching England's shores. Attracted
by beacon lights along the shore, the
night travelers swarm about the brilliant rays and fall exhausted into the
sea. Thus the light erected to safeguard human beings becomes a destructive agency for myriads of birds.
Formerly it was believed that the
major destruction came from dashing
against the light,"but Thijsse, a Dutch
naturalist, after ; long study became
convinced that the major destruction
was caused by exhaustion as the birds,
perhaps wearied from long ilight, flew
round and round the light, searching
for a favorable perch upon which to
rest. In pursuance of this conclusion,
the Royal Society; gained permission
from the Government to try out the
plan of erecting latticework perches of
wood about the dome of the lighthouse
in such a" way that operation of the
light is riot interferred with, while at
the same time the perches receive the
full glare of its' beams.....
The experiment is so successful'that
other lighthouses are being fitted out
in the same way and as - a result
thousands of birds are being saved annually. As this . work progresses the
numbei* of birds in Great Britain will
be measurably increased, with the result that the farmer's best friend will
be even more successful in defending
the crops against the increasing host
of insects. Bird lovers everywhere .will
rejoice in this overcoming of a great
menace to birds; and the hope is that
all countries having seacoasts in the
path of migrating birds will follow this
successful effort at conservation of
Rcmemberthe Card Party and Social
in the Old School House on Tuesday,
September 18.
The Ladies Aid will hold their
Annual Bazaar in the Old School
House oh Saturday^ October 37th.
Fire at Steveston, B.C.,
on the night of August 16,
destroyed two dwellings within 75 feet of the main cable
that feeds our Steveston exchange and provides service
for 250 telephones there.
Two of our Vancouver
wire chiefs rushed to the
scene when notified, and had
thc blaze threatened the
cable they would have called
an emergency gang from
Vancouver^ to battle the
Luckily, the fire ' was
quelled before the, cable was
endangered. But thc point
is that our men were on
the job, ready to act if the
emergency developed.
E.,,W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist, Box L1108, Nelson, B. C*.
Charges���Gold, Silver, Copper or' Lead
��1.00 each. Gold-Silver $1.50. Silver-
Lead $2.00.,, Silver-Lcad-Zinc $3.00.
These charges made only when cash is
sent with sample. Charges for other
metals, etc., on application.
.    1.
Victoria.���British Columbia may take
the.lead away from Mexico in the way
of ��� the world's high-value gold ore, it
was indicated at the Parliament
Buildings on Thursday, following the
arrival of talc serpentine, which, when
assayed, went $31,000 and up to near
$35,000 in gold to the ton. The ore was
brought out by A."B; Tritesr who gained
fame as one of the partners in the
Trites, Woods & Wilson combination,
who brought the Premier gold mine at
Stewart to the fore.
A large deposit of this ore has been
opened up by Mr. Trites, east of Hope.
The development is purely a private
undertaking, and < engineers said that
if the body proves as large as early
developments indicate, British Columbia will have the most sensational gold
mino of the world.     -:'[
Every essential ingredient for screen
entertainment is contained in. First
National's great story of college life
today, "The Drop Kick,"- starring
Richard Barthelemess, to be shown at
the Greenwood Theatre on Saturday,
September 22nd.
Much comedy, dramatic situations,
the thrills of a great football garhe,
tender'romance and a plot that holds
interest from start to finish feature
this gay story of the football hero who
is dethroned through no .fault of his
own. _   .,
An excellent cast is seen iri support
of c Barthelemess, including Barbara
Kent. Dorothy Revier, Alberta Vaughn,'
James Bradbury, ;��� Jr., Eugene Strong,
Hedda -Hopper and the Ten" National
College. Stars, recently chosen by First
National in a nation-wide search "for
new,; screen talent. The football teams
of Stanford and University of Southern
California. appear in the" football
scenes.;.. ���:������'-��� ."'���"' .' (': :'
"The Drop Kick" is taken from the
novel "Glitter" by Katherine Brush.
Truly Spoken
Lady: "An exporter,' are you? What
exactly do you mean?"
Mendicant: "The railway company
fired me, ma'am!"���London Opinion.
We can supply your needs in
Letterheads, Statements,
Billheads, Envelopes,
Prices Reasonable
Orders Promptly Attended lo
Vacant unreserved, surveyed Crown
lands may be pre-empted by British
subjects over 18 years of age, and by
aliens on declaring intention to become British subjects, conditional
upon residence, occupation, and improvement for agricultural purposes.
Full information concerning relations regarding pre-emptions is given
in Bulletin No. 1. Land Series. "How
to Pre-empt Land," copies of which
can be obtained free of charge by addressing the Department of Lands,
toria, B. C. or to . any Government
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural pur-
noses, and which is not timberland,
i.e., carrying over 0.000 board feet per
acre west of the Coast Range and *
5,000 feet per acre east of that Range.
Applications for pre-emptions are to
be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the-Land Recording Division, in
which the land applied for is situated,
and are made on printed forms, copies
of which can be obtained from the
Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and improvements made to
the value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivatirig at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved Crown
Lands, not being timberland, for agricultural purposes: minimum price for
first-class (arablel land Is S5 per
acre. Further information Teeardint*.
purchase or lease of Crown Lands is
siven in Bulletin No. 10. Land Series.
"Purchase and Lease of Crown Lands."
���Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of stump-
��� Unsurveyed areas not exceeding ��� 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes, con-^
ditlonal upon a dwelling being erected
in the first year, title being obtainable
after residence and improvement conditions are fulfilled, and land has been
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For grazing and Industrial purposes
areas not exceeding 640 acres may be
leased by one person or a company.-
Under the Grazing Act the Province
is divided into grazing districts and the
range administered under a Grazing
Commissioner. Annual grazing permits are issued based on numbers
ranged, priority given to established
owners. Stock owners may form associations for range management. Free,
or partly free, permits are available
for'settlers, campers and travellers, up
to ten head.
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
- Has produced Minerals as follows: Placer Gold, $78,174,195; Lode Gold, $130,651,919; Silver, $86,689,046;
Lead, $121,850,734; Copper, $221,501,079; Zinc,1 $59,508,692; Coal, $271,294,668; Structural Materials and
Miscellaneous Minerals, $53,502,301; making its mineral production to the end ofr1927 show an
Aggregate Value of $1.04-8.837,828
Production for the year ending December, 1927, $60,729,358
The Mining Laws of this Province are niore liberal and the fees lower than those of any other Province in the Dominion, or any colony In the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal lees.
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such properties, the security of which is guaranteed by  r
Crown grants. -
Full Information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may be obtained gratis by addressing:
,     VICTORIA, British Columbia.
N. B.���Practically all British Columbia Mineral Properties upon which development work has been
done are described in some one of the Annual Reports of the Minister of Mines. Those considering
mining investments should refer to such reports. They are available without charge on application
to the Department of Mines, Victoria, B. O. Reports of the Geological Survey of Canada, Winch
Building, Vancouver, are recommended as valuable sources of information.
Reports, covering each of the Six Mineral Survey Districts are published,separately, and are available on application..
The following are extracts from 1928-
29 Game regulations:
Game Birds
Grouse (Blue only), in the Eastern
District, in that portion thereof known
as the Grand Forks-Greenwood Electoral District and that portion of the
Similkameen Electoral District situate
and lying to the east of Allison Creek,
the South Similkameen River, and the
Pasayten River, open season from'Sept-'
ember 15th, 1928, to October 15th,1928,
both dates inclusive.   ���
Ducks (except Wood and Eider
Ducks), Wilson Snipe, Coots, Geese,
and Brant, throughout the Eastern
District, open season from September
15th, 1928, to December 31st, 1928, both
dates inclusive. Provided that shooting
of the migratory game birds referred
to herein shall not commence before the
hour of 7 a.m. on September 15th, 1928.
Quail, in the Eastern District, in that
portion thereof known as the Electoral
Distritcs of Similkameen and South
Districts of Similkameen and South
Okanagan, open season from October
15th, 1928, to November 15th, 1928,
both dates inclusive.
Big Game.
In respect of big game throughout
the Province as defined in the "Game
Act," no person shall anywhere in the
Eastern District kill or take or have
in their possession during the open
season more than two Deer, all' of
which must be of the male sex; and in
the Western District kill or take or
have in their possession during the
open season, anywhere in the Province,
more than one Grizzly Bear and three
Bear of any other species.
Bag Limits
Grouse (Blue only):   Daily bag limit,
5; total bag limit, 25.'^
,   Quail (except Bob-White and Mountain Quail):   Daily bag limit, 10; total
bag limit 50.
Throughout the Province.���Ducks :
Daily bag limit, ,20; total bag limit, 150.
Geese: Daily bag limit, 10; total bag
limit, 50.   ���"
limit, 50.
Wilson Snipe: Daily bag limit, 25;
total bag limit, 150.   .
Coots: Daily bag limit, 25; total bag
limit, 150.
Band-tailed-Pigeons: Daily bag
limit, 10; total bag limit, 50.
Every person shall, upon the request
of any Constable or Game Warden,
furnish satisfactory proof to, him of the
locality and dates on which any game
was by him killed or taken.   .
Provided that there shall be a close
season on Willow-grouse in the Eastern
and Western Districts.
Daily bag limit, 10; total bag
Greenwood & District Hospital
Visiting  Hours:.
2 to 4 p.m.; 7 to 9 pan.
THE backbone of the world is its farm population...
the strength'of a nation is judged not so much by
its natural resources as by its ability to produce FOOD
.mankind's great essential.
Canada has long been called "the Granary
of the World".... but few people seriously
think of~ British Columbia as'an agricultural
province. Actually, more ihan three million
acres are now under cultivation .".*. 19 million
acres are still available . . . an area.equal to.
Wales, Denmark and Belgium ccmLircd!
Agriculture has made greater progress in
British Columbia during the last ten years than
any of our industries. The acln:il* increase in
volume was 121% . . . from 32 million dollars to
71 million. Think of it! Twenty-three thousand
farmers on three million acres of land producing food stuffs valued at 71 million dollars . . .
and our actual total agricultural wealth estimated at 300 millions!
British Columbia's average return per farm
during the last two ycarsl!has been $3,087 per
annum . . . an average of $23.67 per acre under
cultivation, as against $12.13 for all Canada.
A record! y
The strongest argument for our highly
fertile soil and our productive climate is found
in the ten years' average yield based on Federal
Field Crop Reports. rIhcsc reports prove that
dur soil and climate yield more liberally than
any other province.
Field Crops                                  Man. .    Sask. Alta.  B.C.
Spring Wheat, bu  15.4     14.9 15.8     23.2
Oats, bu  32.3     30.9 32.5     48.6
Barley, bu  24.0     23.1 24.6"    33.1
Rye, bu  15.9     16.1 13.7     22.5
Pens, bu      20.0 18.8   * 25.3
Mixed Gr.-i.Hs, bu  25.6     29.6 28.4     35.0
-Eotatocs.-c-wt.^.^-...- .:..:.....-���15.2=���75.0���85.8���108.2=-
Tuniips, etc., cwt  95.8    109.3 107.3   187.4
Hay, Corn, Clover, tons     1.5       1.4 1.2       2.1
Fodder Corn, tons    6.0       4.8 4.1      10.6
Alfalfa, tons    2.3       2.0 2.2       3.1
Livestock, dairying and fruit farming are
all prospering. Poultry revenue increased 100%
in 18 months and the eyes of the world look to
our fair province for even greater achievements,
lien No. 6 . . .the most prolific egg producer
ever hatched . . . has been our "World Poultry
Ambassador," and has forced the world to
recognize our poultry supremacy! t)
A most encouraging feature of British
Columbia's agricultural situation is the keen
interest our government has and is taking.in
this vital question. A stabilized prosperity for
all can only be assured by enabling the farmer
to gain a fair profit. With all shoulders to the
wheel, great things will be accomplished and
the tangible progress that has been so outstanding over'this ten years record will seem
small when another decade has passed.
Read these announcements and understand your province's
progress ... clip them out and send them to friends.  If you
desire extra copies of these announcements a note to this
1  newspaper will bring them. Advertise your Province1.
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All work and material guaranteed
We pay postage one way.  Terms cash.
| The Consolidated-Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada. Limited
Office, Smelting* and Refining* Department
Purchasers of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead and Zinc Ores
Producers, of Gold, Silver, Copper, Pig Lead and Zinc
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The New Marconi
Prank Campolieto left on Monday for
Nelson and South Slocan.
Joseph Price of South Slocan, spent
Sunday and Monday in Greenwood.
Robt. W. Halcrow, of Trail, was a
visitor in town during the week-end.
Blue grouse hunting season opened
Saturday and a number of hunters
report getting a few of these large
Members of the Greenwood and District Rod and Gun Club are requested j
to notify the Secretary, Beaven Gane
at Kettle Valley, on or before Sept.
,22nd, of their intention to attend the
Annual Banquet on Friday, Sept. 28th.
Several big horned 'owls were shot
during the week-end. These birds
bring a bounty of 50 cents.
Thc Catholic Ladies will hold thcir
Annual Bazaar in Greenwood on Saturday,-'October 20th. Further particlars
later.    .
With Temple Air-Chrome Speaker
,;:,:,;-T."M. GULLEY:'- /""."':.,"
has been appointed distributor for Greenwood
See and hear this wonderful Instrument.    Now on Display.
School Sispp!ies
Exercise Books, Pens, Pencils, Etc
Preserving Peaches
Are Now Arriving
For quality and value order from _
Phone 46
A. Price Augustine died in New Westminster on Sept. 10th from infantile
paralysis. It is said that Mr. Augustine
lived in Greenwood in the early days.
We will prove to the world that right
is above might.���M. Deschanel. -
As 'every thread of gold is valuable,
so is every minute of time.���Mason.
_ Goodness does more certainly make
men   happy,   than .happiness   makes
i them good.���Landor.
Guests at the Pacific Hotel during
the week: E.-.W. Shaw, P. Allen, Robt.
Halcrow, Trail; T. Kilpatrick, Vancouver; D. J. Murray, Duncan Mcintosh,
Beaverdell* H. W. C. Jackson, Spokane;
W. G. Jones, Vancouver; M. B. Alden,
Bridesville.  ���'-.' "
. R. A." (Volcanic) Brown was a caller
at The Greenwood Ledge office on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Brown was en
route, to the old-timers meeting in
Midway, travelling by horse and rig.
He came via the old Eholt road up from
the North Fork where.he resides.
Fruit Jars, Economy, Mason and Schram Tops,
Rubber Rings,  Etc.
All this Season's Stock
Headquarters for
Boundary Mining and'Travelling Men
first Class Accommodation
Not and Cold Water Every Convenience
Drug Store in Connection
Greenwood Meat Market
Under New Management
We Solicit Your Patronage
Strictly Cash
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See our New Lot of
Priced from $7.75 up in all weights and colors
-Our Stock of
is also complete
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They are the best in the long rim
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Rev. Mr. Toyne, Luthern pastor of
Vancouver, is making arrangements to
settle 20oor 30 families from Europe in
the Greenwood and Kettle Valley districts. Rev. and Mrs. Toyne and "family- are at present residing at Kettle
Valley on the Debney place. <���
R. T. Riley, Winnipeg, Man., who
occupies quite a conspicious position in
Canada, being vice-pres. of the,,Union
Bank of Canada; vice-pres., Great West
Life Assurance Co.; managingrdirector,
The Northern Trust Co;; managing-
director, The; Canadian Fire Insurance
Co.; director, Mortgage Co. of Canada;
director, Canadian-National Ry.; and
governor, The University of Manitoba,
was in Greenwood last Thursday on a
visit to Charles King, who is agent for
Mr. Riley, owner of the Bryan Store
building. Years ago Mr. Riley spent
some time in this district and was one
of the early shareholders of the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., of
Trail. He bought shares in this company when Hcinze was establishing the
foundations of the Consolidated, purchasing shares at that time at 27 cents
per share. He left on the afternoon
train for his home in Winnipeg.
The United Church of Canada
Minister in Charge, Greenwood.
Beaverdell, 11 a.m.
Johnson Creek, 3 p.m.
Greenwood, 7:30 p.m..-
Sunday, September 23rd
Matins and Holy Communion
11 o'clock
Arch Deacon Green will hold Service
Ladies and^Gents
Overalls, Work Shirts,
Boots and Shoes,
Work Socks and Fancy
Dress Socks,
Bath Towels, Pillow Slips
Bathing Suits
Call and inspect Our Stock
Ellen Trounson's Store <
Tenders for building of Rhone
School will be received September 28th,
1928.   For particulars apply
(, -       Westbridge,  B.C.
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',      To those who contemplate
Wedding Presents or Gifts
for their friends
',_, Let us remind you that we can
��� supply you cheaper than you
', can buy from Catalogue
Let us have your
Watch and Clock Repairs
We always do a first-class job
Watchmaker  and   Jeweler
F. J. White, Mgr.
Charles King
Real Estate & Insurance Agent
announces that he has completed   arrangements   with   a
First-class Brokerage Firm
to handle all orders for the
purchase and sale of
Government, Municipal, Public
Utility   and   Industrial   Bonds
Stock and Bond "buying on the
installment plan is sound and
thrifty ���
Purchase and Sale of
Mining Shares
Prompt and careful attention
giyen_to all enquiries
Her Heart Was His
Goal But Fate Threw
Him For A Loss!
Vancouver.���A report from Victoria
that ore from one of his claims near
Hope had assayed $35,000 a ton, and
bade fair to set a new world's record
for richness, is flatly denied by A. B.
Trites, a well-known mining operator.
"The story is not only untrue, but
ridiculous, and I am in no way responsible for it," Mr. Trites declared.
"It is true I have some claims "near
kind has been done on them, although
I expect to start development soon.
So far as;I know, there is no gold on
the properties at all."
The Victoria report appears on page
One dozen and a half Perfect - Seal
quart preserving jars. Apply The
Greenwood Ledge office.
A scarf; also a pair of gloves. Owner can have same at A. A. White's
Jewelery Store.
A Dance will be held in Riverside
Hall, Rock Creek, en Friday, Sept. 21st.
Bush's orchestra will be in attendance.
A good time guaranteed.
Pa * -  **'*������'-*
Adapted by Winifred Dunn from College Humor story by Katherine Brush
Greenwood Theatre
Commencing  at 8:15  p.m.
Adults 50c.
Children 25c
BILLY ARMSTRONG        " '   "
The youngest piper in Canada, who blew himself to the Highland
gathering at Banff. See h m smiling���and the rows of medals and a'.
Biliy may be good, but he has a long way to go, for, 'tis^aid, bagpipes
and the violin are unique in this respect, that a performer on either
instrument has()i'ever finished learning. Harold Eustace Keys, musical
director for tht Canadian Pacific Railway, who contributed largely to
the success of the Banff festival, and who is the authority for this
statement, added that another point is that the bagpipes are a certain
index of a player's physical and emotional condition. ..:...."���'X-X.'
Coming! Coming!
Saturday, September - 29th
Anna Q. Nilsson  in
*   "Easy  Pickings"
Apples picked from 50c in your own
box. * Falls 25c. Strawberries 10c a box.
T. A. CLARK, Midway.
The Ladies Aid will hold their
Annual Bazaar in the Old School
House on Saturday, October 27th4


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