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 Provincial Library
vol. in
No., 5'
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Of Local Interest
Born.���In Vancouver to Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Walters, a daughter, on Aug.
Mrs. J. E. Hoy left on Saturday for
Vancouver to visit Mr. and Mrs. R.
Miss F. Benzies of Nelson, has resumed her duties at the Norwegian
Creek School.
Miss Isabel Keir left on Monday for
Trail where she is on the staff of the'
public school.
Miss Ruth Axam returned on Monday from spending the'holidays at the
Coast and at Nelson.
Mrs, Jack Ryan of Nelson, is spending a "few days in to.wn and is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sater.
A.' C. Mesker, of Spokane and Midway,' was greeted by his old time
friends here on Tuesday.
Harold Mellrud left this morning for
Pullman, Wash., where he will-resume
his studies at the State College.
Lewis Keir motored his sister, Nellie,
to Christian Valley on Monday, where
she is again in charge.of the school.
Mrs. G. W." A. Smith and son, Donald,
returned on Monday after a month's
holiday spent in Victoria and Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Berchtold and
'" four sons, motored over from Penticton
and spent Labor Day with friends in
. Lewis Clerf- left on Saturday for his
home in Kimberley after spending the
holidays ' with ' his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. Bryant.
��� Laurence Gulley returned on Monday,
after spending.a very-enjoyable vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
Cudworth at Bridesville.
Mrs. A. J. Morrison and three children have returned to town from
spending part, of the holidays at the
Wellington mine, Beaverdell.
' Miss Eva Moore, nurse at the hospital, after being the guest for the past
turned to her home in Grand Forks.
Miss Vera Kempston,1 of Bridesville,
spent the week-end in town, leaving on
Monday afternoon for Trail, where she
is on the teaching staff of the public
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Richter attended
the Fair in Spokane this week.
A number of games have been played
in the first round of the handicap competition held by the Kettle Valley Golf
Club. The time limit for this round
is'set for Sept. 16th. ' '   ���
Arthur Roberts has returned from a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hamilton
at Armstrong. Mrs. Roberts and two
sons,-who have, spent several weeks
there returned-with Mr. Roberts.   .
0 Major R. Gray left last week. for
Vancouver, en route to England via the
Panama Canal. Mrs. Gray and son,
Bruce, will leave today for England by
the C.P.R.' The Gray family will be
greatly missed as they had always
taken a keen interest in all enterprises
for the good of the district. Their
many friends wish' them bon voyage,
and hope that it won't be many months
before they will return to the Valley.
Travelling by special train, containing one engine and nine coaches, in
company with a number of directors
of his company'and prominent eastern
financiers, Mr. E. W. Beatty, prcsident-
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, passed
through Greenwood en route to Vancouver on Monday afternoon.
Accompanying Mr. Beatty are the
following directors of the Canadian
Pacific Railway: Sir Herbert Holt, W.
F. Molson, W. N. Tilley, Colonel Henry
Cockshutt, W. A. Black, James A. Richardson and Ross H. McMaster.
-With the party also are Sir Charles
Gordon, president of the Bank of
Montreal; -Senator 'Smeaton White;
Beaudry Leman, general manager of
the Banque Canadienrie Nationale; Dr.
W. W. Chipman; D. C: Coleman, vice-
president western lines of the C.P.R.
Donations for August
The-Directors, of the Greenwood and.
District Hospital express their gratitude
to the undermentioned donors:
*Mrs. ' Peterson, (2) .flowers; Mrs.
Gregory, spinach; Mrs: Wilson, flowers,
lettuce, carrots; Wilson Girls, lettuce
and flowers; Mrs. Sater, (2) flowers,
oranges^, Mr. Richter, new potatoes,
eggs; Mrs. Casselman, apples; Mrs.
Folvick, flowers; Mrs. Forshaw, apples;
Auger Bros., liver and pork' (several
times) yMvsr- LucenterTbread ;^-MrSr
Blundell, fresh vegetables; Mrs. Bom
bini, $1.00.
Emery Delisle moved his family to
Nelson last week.   .
At the invitation of Mrs.. (Rev.) A.
Walker the Ladies Aid will meet. in
Greenwood at the Manse 'on the 11th
Miss Leila Bush returned to Spokane
en August 26th after spending a pleasant holiday with her parents, Mr: and
Mrs. James Bush.
School opened on Tuesday with Miss
Galbraith of Vancouver in. charge of
Division I and Miss Mary Barker of
Portland, Ore., in Division II.
��� The Dance held on -Labor Day was
very well attended. Bush's orchestra
was better than ever and the W. I.
who supplied .the good things excelled
A lawn party will" be held at the
homo of Mrs. W. C. Salmon on Saturday, September 8th. The proceeds will
bo given to the British and Foreign
Bible Society. .,
Miss Galbraith and Miss Barker of
the teaching staff of the local school
arrived i'rom the Coast on Monday
afternoon. Miss Galbraith was accompanied by her mother.
With the receipts of 18,127 tons of ore
in the 10 days ending August 31, total
receipts of ore to date this year at the
Trail reduction plant of the Consolidated Mining & Smelting company
totalled 420,380 tons, of which 67,241
was custom ore, and 353,139 was shipped
by company mines.
Of the week's total, 14,789 tons were
received from company mines, and 33*36
tons were custom ore.
Details of custom receipts follow:
.   Copper 'concentrates���Allenby,   Allenby, 1017; Iron Mask, Kamloops, 65.
Milling ore���Alamo, Alamo, 46; Be-
rengaris, Deanshaven, 113; Piedmont,
Lemon Creek, 40; Whitewater, Retal-
lack, 46.
Lead ore���Bell, Beaverdell, Si; Catherine, Nelson, 23; Caledonian, Nelson 5.
Lead concentrates���Duthie, Smithers,
29; Hewitt, Silverton, 36; Lucky Jim,
Zincton; 36; Paradise, Lake Windermere, 39; Ruth, Sandon, 51; Whitewater, Retallack, 46.  -
Zinc concentrates���Duthie,' Smithers,
30;  Hewitt,  Silverton, >34;  Luck Jim,
Zincton, 163; Paradise, Lake Winder-
j mere, 38; Whitewater, Retallack, 134.
I    Dry  ore���Golden  Axe,  Chesaw, '55;
Insurgent,   Republic,   243; . Kootenay
Belle,   Salmo,   44;   McAllister,   Three
! Fork, 248; Pearl," Republic, 105; Quilp,
Republic 383, Surprise, Republic, 165;
Second,  Relief,  Republic  24;   Yankee
Girl, Ymir, 129.
Ole Erickson, of the Premier mine,
Stewart, has been the guest of his
brother, Harold, during the week. Ole
is an oldtimer of this district and
owned a. ranch up Kerr Creek some
years ago. .
- Midway school pupils who finished
writing their finals and passed for high
school are as follows: - Rosalie Brown,
Raymond Tippie, Roy Sharp, Verna
Evans, Edward Johnston, and -May
The air mail fee for all classes of
mail matter posted in Canada intended
for. transmission over any United States
.air mail route has been reduced to five
cents for the first ounce' and teir- cents
for additional ounce or fraction thereof.
A five-cent Canadian air mail stamp will
be issued shortly, but ordinary Canadian postage stamps may. also be used
in "Canada to prepay air mail for conveyance" over any United States air
mail route. In all cases covers should
be   conspicuously   endorsed   "via   air
postage stamps, includes both the
postage and air mail fee.
87% of our forest fires can be traced
to human thoughtlessness and carelessness.
In. 1925 ,B. C. lost over $5,000,000
worth of standing timber due to fire.
In addition to that the taxpayers of
B.C. paid out $650,000 that summer to
combat fires. There were 2550 fires
that year. Last year there were 1270
fires and it was considered a small fire
season. This year todate we had over
1000 fires in B.C.
1 in every 4 of the male population
of this province is directly employed in
the timber industry. Over $100,000,000
a year is put into circulation from this
basic industry. The prosperity of the
entire province depends upon it.
When your car gets stuck in the mud
and the rear wheels merely spin around
and your friends advise you to call
for help, get a bunch of newspapers,
slip them under the rear wheels, turn
on the juice and see the car come out
of the mire." Newspapers ar great up-
lifters. When your business gets into
a_rut,_the_newspapers^will help_you_out
if you use the advertising columns.
Great is the power of the press.���Ex.
Mrs. Gilchrest was the guest of her
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Reid, on Sunday and Monday, en
route to her home in Nelson from Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. George S. Walters have
returned" from a month's holiday
spent in Owen Sound and Toronto,
Ont. They report having had a wonderful trip.     ,        .    .
J. D. Smith,'who has been in charge
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce
during the time that Manager H. T.
Newmarch was on his vacation, left on
Wednesday morning for Vancouver.
- Miss Margaret Albion has returned
from Nelson and is in charge of the
Boundary Falls School. She was accompanied by her sister Nita, who will
reside with her during the fall term.
E. C. Henniger and John Donaldson
of Grand Forks, were in town on Labor
Day. They had visited McArthur's
mill at Midway in the afternoon and
also had a round of golf on the Kettle
Valley links.
Largest Passenger Engine in British Empire
Mr. and Mrs. J. 'Reid arrived from
Nelson on Friday and have taken up
residence in the Trounson dwelling on
Long Lake St.' Mr. Reid is the new
principal of the Greenwood Superior
H. T. Newmarch, manager of- the
Canadian Bank of Commerce, returned
on Monday from spending his annual
vacation in Vancouver. He was ac-
compnaied on the return journey by
Mrs. Newmarch and children, Oliver
and Cicely, who have spent the past two
months in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Rendell motored
over from Trail on Tuesday and were
welcomed by their many friends." They
returned home on Wednesday morning
accompanied by Mrs. Ellen Hallett
who will visit with them for a few days.
Jim Graham, who is operating in
Lightning Peak, also made the round
trip from Trail.
When the largest passenger locomotive in the British Empire
emerged from Angus Sho'-s under
her own steam, close to eight
thousand employees, most of
���ffihom had contributed something
to her creation, stopped to cheer
as, lier throttle gently opened for
the first time, she moved slowly
forward." She, is a triumph of
Canadian design and engineering
craftsmanship; a graceful mechanism nearly one hundred feet
.long, with a tractive effort of
60,800 pounds, equal to 3,685 horse
The new K-l-A" Class locomotive has been built from designs
originated in the motive power
department of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the company's own
shops by its own employees. Two
of these engines have ibeen constructed and they will first be
operated on the Montreal-Toronto
Although its weight, 424,000
pounds, is greater than that of
any other passenger engine dn
Canada, Uie extensive use of Canadian nickle steel parts has reduced it to a minimum,-And the
high ratio of tractive ��� power to
weight is a notable feature of the
new engine. Otlier features are
a one-piece cast steel locomotive
bed; a tender with a water bottom underframe; boiler pressure
of 275 pounds, the highest of any
locomotive in Canada; and a
length of engine and tender of 97
feet 5 inches. There are eight
pairs of wheels, a four-wheel
leading truck, eight drivers, and a
four-wheel trailing truck. The
���wheels have a diameter of 75
inches and the cast nickel steel
cylinders are 25% inches by 30
inches. The coal capacity is l8*/_.
tons, and water capacity 12,000
gallons. A mechanical stoker
considerably lightens the duties of
the fireman.
The new design aimed at largely increased power, reduction of
weight-and elimination of parts.
The result has shown that Canadian technical skill and workmanship is equal to the task of "putting a fully equipped engine of
tlie best type under its own power,
and that the Canadian Pacific
Angus shops, the second largest
on the continent, are capable of
vieing successfully with recognized engine building plants any)*
where In the world,        <
"Another of British Columbia's real
oldtimers passed away at the Kootenay
Lake General Hospital, Nelson, at 2:40
on Tuesday morning, August 28th,
when John Henry Dawson, 71 years
old, for 30 years a resident of New
Denver, and 40 years a resident of British Columbia, died after about seven
weeks' illness. A daughter, Mrs. H.
Palmer of Victoria, brought Mr. Dawson to the hospital here about four
weeks ago from New Denver. Dr. D.
W. McKay was attending.
The doctor told Mrs. Palmer yesterday that death was greatly due to
a shock received when Mr. Dawson was
marooned on a half-submerged island
in the Sitka river for three days and
three nights last August. He had been
in failing health since then, although
he had been extremely active until
about six weeks ago.
Last August Mr. Dawson, in company
with O. W. Boull, both employed by
the Standard Silver-Lead Mining company, was'going up the Skeena river
in a small boat. The boat ran into a
log jam Mr. Boull making for one
shore and Mr. Dawson for the other.
Mr. Boull was drowned and his body
never recovered. The boat was completely destroyed.
After three days and three-nights on
the island, walking from one end to
the other���a harassing experience even
for a young man but worse for a man
of 70 years^���he-was rescued by another
member of the company, who, for
the first time in 40 years of traveling
on the river, had chosen that particular
channel passing the island on. which
Mr. Dawson was marooned."
Returning to New Denver Mr. Dawson was still active and had made a
trip to the coast to visit his daughter,
seemingly in good health. Shortly
after he began to'show signs of wearing down and about six weeks ago was
compelled to take to his' bed.
Ever since coming to British Columbia in about 1888 Mr. Dawson'had been
engaged in mining and up until he was
taken ill had been prospecting in the
hills at New Denver. He was well
known in this connection through the
interior and up and down the coast.
Coming to the interior about 1897 he
met Miss E.-Caldwell, then.a school
teacher" at "Nakusp and'they were married. Mrs. Dawson died about 10 years
ago at New Denver where she had lived
with her husband from the time of
their marriage.
Mr. Dawson was born at Newcastle,
England, in October, 1856.
Besides his daughter, Mrs. Palmer, he
is survived by two sons, Cecil at Seattle
and Paul at Washington,. D.C."���Nel-
son~News;        =-*-=���   ���v--= --=      ^
The late Mr. Dawson was a brother-
in-law of Mrs. G. B. Taylor of Greenwood.      ;-'    "
The funeral was held at New Denver
on Thursday, August 30th, under the
auspices of the Church of England. "
R. R. Hedley, M.E., of Vancouver,
is spending a few days in Greenwood,
during which time he is examining a
number of promising mines. Mr. Hedley is well known in the interior and
during the early days was connected
with smelters at Pilot Bay and Nelson.
A Studebaker car from Indiana, fullp
equipped with a complete radio caused
quite a little interest with the local
radio fans last week. The dials of the
radio were" built into the dashboard,
and the aerial which was of the loop
type was situated under the top of the
A large black bear was shot at the
Auger Bros, ranch on the Eholt road a1
few days ago. Bruin was about to
make and attack on some pigs when
he was discovered.
It is reported that another bear has
visited the R. Forshaw ranch and
helped itself to some of Bob's choice
He had returned from a business visit to London, and was relating to his
wife his many interesting experiences.
He said: "On one occasion I went
into one of the biggest hotels for
Wife: "How much does curiosity cost
per glass?"
The Royal Automobile Club of Canada is urging its members to do what
they can to eradicate the habit of leav- -
ing "picnic litter" which is so prevalent
at this time of the year. By doing this
motorists will be doing their share towards checking the wave towards un-.
tidy behavior which is imperilling the
free and uninterrupted use of spaces,
and by their good example will stimulate others to do the same. 1-AGE TWO
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The Overhauling Job
on your car is never complete when your cylinders are not rebored
and fitted with new pistons and rings.
Wo have purchased the latest tools for reboring or rchoning Cylinders, and we have a mechanic who knows how to'do those jobs���
Have your crank case filled with clean oil.   Thc service is
We sell the very best Oils on the market���.
and also the CASTROL and MOBILE OILS
JOHN R. MOOYBOER, Prop.      - - '.  Grand Forks, B.C.
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Among all the luxuries of modern
times probably the one most taken for
granted is electric light. Well lighted
streets and.shops in the towns and
cities all over the country are taken as
a matter of course, and it is hard to
realize that just fifty years have
elaspsed since the first arc light was
Until as recently as 150 years ago the.
tically the same means of overcoming
darkness as did the primitive peoples.
In 1792 the value of coal gas as an
illuminant was first demonstrated, but
it was not until 1878 that the arc lamp
was perfected.
���In April, 1928, two pioneer inventors,
Elihu Thomson, now 75 years of age,
and Charles Francis Brush, four years
his senior, held a reunion at the
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, to
recount to each other the wonderful
developments which have resulted from
their original little dynamos and electric lighting systems which were tested
on the occasion of_ their first meeting
at the Institute just fifty years before.
The Brush machine was the first
commercial dynamo brought out in the
���United States. Brush arc lamps were
installed in John Wanamaker's store in
Philadelphia in 1879, a short time after
the tests in the Franklin Institute, and
great crowds of people collected to see
: the new light. They were astonished
at it and some thought the box containing the control mechanism was
filled with oil which trickled down the
side rods and fed the lamp. "Miniature moons held captive in the glass
globes" was the description given the
��� lamps by many writers.
When Thomson and Brush met in
1878 and discussed electric dynamos,
while they watched the little machines
being tested, they had no idea that they
would one day be the heads of huge
rival companies. Yet within a year
Professor Thomson had developed a
dynamo different in design but equally
as practical. as the Brush machine.
These two systems. led the way in
America and spread amazingly in the
first .ten years. In 1.884, Edison's
incandescent lamp added the finishing
touch.1 Today there are innumerable
electric service systems throughout the
country, bringing electric light and
electric light and electric appliances
within the reach of millions. Brush's
tiny dynamo which-was tested out in
the Franklin Institute, just 50 years
ago, with a capacity of about one-half
kilowatt in the one-light machines and
at that time considered such a wonder,
.is dwarfed into significance by the huge
monsters of. modern times. In the,
shops of the Company which succeeded
to.the inventions and business of both
Thomson and Brush there has just
been completed a huge generator for
use with a steam turbine wliich has a
capacity of 90,000 kilbwatts.���The
Country Guide. ���   XX.."','.
Washington.���Germans are skating
on chemicals instead of ice, according
to a report from Trade Commissioner
Jas. E. Wallis, Jr., on the,development
of a new process for the construction of
skating rinks. The report, as made
public by the department of commerce,
follows in full text:
There has recently been developed in
Germany a new process for the construction of skating rinks, using a floor
prepared from chemicals rather than
with ice. Although this process is new,
it has already been tried out commercially, and the installations to date
have been moderately successful, it is
claimed.  '"...��� ������?:
The chemical composition used
which will hereafter be referred to as
the "ice", appears to be soda ash with
certain other chemicals added to prevent its solution in water. The ordinary material as it appears on the floor
of the rink has the appearance of an
almost opaque dirty ice, or" may'more
accurately be described as having the
appearance of crude rock salt as it
comes from the mines.
The finished surface of the rink appears at a glance to have all the qualities of natural ice. It is crystalline,
but seems ..to : have extraordinary
strength, as it does not crumble easily.
It is solid at ordinary temperatures.
It is not soluable in water at ordinary
temperatures, is not poisonous, although unpleasant to the taste and,
as it contains no acid, does not appear
to injure clothing. In fact, any of the
material which comes in contact with
dry clothing may be easily brushed off.
The method of preparing the skating
rink is very simple, and after the un-
derflooringjhas been laid only unskilled
labor is required to complete the process and to keep the rink in condition.
The following is a description of the
A smooth wood floor is first laid.
This must be of dry or well-seasoned
wood. Hard wood, such as oak, is recommended, : but satisfactory results
appear to be obtained with such woods
as pine or spruce, provided they are
well seasoned.
tory results have been obtained in
using the new ice on asphalt or concrete. Experiments are, however, under
way along these lines.
After the floor has been laid properly
smooth the chemicals are applied.
The material is first heated in a large
kettle' until it becomes completely
liquid, after which it is sprayed on the
floor. For small rinks no particular
apparatus is required, as an ordinary
water pot is used.       ; ': _ "   .
The "material "becomes "solid very
quickly, and when a spraying machine
is used it dries almost immediately.
The spraying is continued until the
surfaces are smoothed off by means of
an ordinary steel scraper.
The problem of maintenance appears
to be rather simple. As in the case of
natural ice, a certain amount of the
surface is worn off and must eventually
be replaced. This worn-off material
can be used over again; provided it is
not mixed with too many impurities.
Resurfacing is done simply by spraying on new hot material, and it has
been found that this amalgamates with
the old surface rather than forming a
separate crust. It is sometimes necessary to repair holes,.which have been
made by skaters digging into the surface with the points pf their skates,
but this is accomplished very simply
by filling in the hot material and allowing it to crystallize, the report states
.Babe Ruth, the most sensational
baseball player in the history of the
game, is the star of "Babe Comes
Home," the First National picture
which comes to the Greenwood Theatre
on September 8th.
As indicated by the title and Bambino's presence in the cast, the picture
deals with baseball. Some of its most
thrilling scenes are of the diamond,.but
baseball is far from? predominant in
"Babe Comes Home." There is comedy,
pathos and one of the most novel and
appealing lpve stories the screen has
presented apart from the atmosphere
of homo runs. :
Anna Q. Nilsson and Louise Fa-
zenda are featured in the cast, and it
is between Miss Nilsson and the Sultan
of Swat that the principal love story is
developed. And what a love story it is!
Ruth is exactly fitted for this part of
the picture as well "'as for the baseball
Wid Gunning produced the, picture
for First National, and Ted Wilde, formerly Harold Lloyd's director, handled
the megaphone. The story of "Babe
Comes Home" was adapted from
Gerald Beaumont's magazine tale,
"Said With Soap."
In a comedy-relief love story that
parallels the main theme are Ethel
Shannon, Lou Archer, . Arthur Stone
and other well known actors, and ��� in
the baseball scenes several noted
ball-players make up the supporting
cast;    " "  .
Tourist traffic to Saint John thin
season is the largest in ils history,
and so far is equal if not groatcr
than during the whole of last season. Tourists ,: started arriving
earlier this spring, un<l have continued in much larger numbers
than in other seasons.
Colonel Scott, who is successfully producing tulip bulbs at Sal*
mon Arm, British Columbia, believes that the industry has a future. He has one acre under this
production with drying, cleaning'
and storage sheds. He grows fifty-
two varieties of bulbs and has
about a quarter of a million bulbs
on hand growing..        ,-,
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E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist, Box L1108, Nelson, B. C.
.Charges���Gold, Silver, Copper or Lead
$1.00 each. Gold-Silver S1.50. Silver-
Lead 52.00. Silver-Lead-Zinc $3.00.
These charges made only when cash is
sent with sample. Charges for other
metals, etc., on application.
Waited for the Whistle
"Will you please see that your engineer on the 11:50 does not blow
the engine's whistle when passing Rose
avenue on Sundays?" said the complainant.
"That's impossible," .protested the
railroad official.   "Why^ shouldn't he?"
"Because ��� our ' minister always
preaches until the 11:50 passes.. Last
Sunday it was 25 minutes late. *
The Alberta Amateur Championships will take place shortly at.
Banff, Alberta, where the annual
Highland Gathering and Scottish
Musical Festival is being held from
August 31 to September 3. An
elaborate programme has been arranged of- a Scottish character,
many of the athletic contests being
peculiar to that race, such as tossing the caber and putting the shot.
. OF
Plans are reported to be on foot
among sheep raisers to establish
in Vancouver a wool grading centre similar to that cfunctioning in
Trenton, Ontario, where at present
most of the wool business of Canada is conducted. An authority
states this would probably have the
result of increasing the returns to
- the ^producer from 25 to 50 per
Greenwood & District Hospital
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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 reflations regarding pre-emptions ds 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. O., 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 8,000 board feet per
acre west of the Coast Range, and
5,000 feet per acre east of that Range.
Apnlications 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
cleariner and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received. o
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 (arable) land is $5 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."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions including payment of- stump-
Orders Promptly Attended To
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To the Neighbor
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When you begin to play;
But.after forty lessons' ;'-';. ���'���������,-"'.*.
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In Modern Terms
City Banker (visiting the farm):   "I
suppose that's the hired man?"
" Farmer   (who  had  visited  banks):
"No. that's the. first vice president in
charge of cows." ��� ;
A woman.who can speak twelve languages, has just married a man who
speaks seventeen., That ought-to, be
a fair enough handicap.
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Unsurveyed areas not exceeding. 20
acres, may be leased as homesites, conditional upon a dwelling being erected
in the first year, title being obtainable
after residence and Improvement conditions are fulfilled, and land has been
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, $78,174,795; Lode Gold, $130,651,919; Silver, $86,689,046;
Lead/$121,850,734; Copper, $221,501,079; Zinc, $59,508,692; Coal, $271,294,668; Structural Materials and
Miscellaneous Minerals, $53,502,301; making its mineral production to the end of 1927 show an
Aggregate Value of $1,048,837,828   .
Production for the year ending December, 1927, $60,729,358
The Mining Laws of this Province are more liberal and the fees lower than those of any other Pro- .
vince in the Dominion, or any colony In the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees. ������   ���'
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such properties, the security of which is guaranteed by
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. C.  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. -.,���..'.
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The Provincial Government of
Nova Scotia has arranged to have
the Doy Scouts undertake the reforesting of 1,000 acres of land In
the Bear River area, Dlgby county.
A similar programme was carried
out on a smaller scale in the. Wa-
v-erly district, Halifax county, last
The vicious dog fish of the Pacific coast has at length found, his
��� niche in the scheme of economic
usefulness, judging by a new Industry getting under way in Vancouver. Dog fish oil is the base of
a preparation for keeping away
mosquitos, black flies and other insect pests which molest man and
beast alike. Several barrels a day
of dog fish oil are being used in
the manufacture of the preparation.
A'Pacific Coast mariner whose
name is well known throughout the
country has announced his intention to retire from active service.
Captain James D. Troup, veteran of ���
55 years of continuous service on
Pacific coastal waters, 36 years of
which he spent in' British Columbia, has relinquished his position
of manager of the British Columbia coast steamship service of the
' Canadian Pacific Railway. His
place has been taken by Captain
C. D. Neroutsos, formerly assistant
Golf in the heart of the Canadian
rockies is becoming so popular that
a miniature course has been opened
at Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp
in Vermillion Pass on tbe Banff
Windermere Highway. This new
course is probably the. highest,
smallest and most effectively sit-
- uated of any golf links in the British Empire. The ingenious lay out
of the course is the handiwork of
Stanley Thompson,' internationally
known golf architect, who also designed the recently enlarged links
at Banff.
Another recruit has joined the
ranks of the famous Contented Cows
at the Carnation Milk Farms at
Seattle, Washington, the Canadian
Pacific Railway supply ��� farm at,
Strathmore having sold one of their
prize heifers to the Carnation Milk
company. The animal, bred at the
C. P. R. farm, is the first Holstein
female from the grairie(i provinces
to be accorded the grand championship at tbe "A" circuit shows
in the west, an honor which had
previously been won by cattle
either from Ontario or from the
Pacific coast.       -   - -
So notorious a reputation has the
fisherman won for himself as a
prevaricator that he must needs
enter his fish in competitions with
a duly signed and witnessed affidavit. The latest record catch t�� be
reported to the General Tourist
Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a six and a quarter
pound speckled trout hooked at
Pine Portage near Nipigon River
"Burigalow'CampT- It-is-the-lafgest-
so far to be entered for the local
fishing trophy, although many fine
fish have rewarded anglers in the
neighbourhood this summer.''
The Japanese coronation ceremonies in November will probably
result in a demand for more motor
cars from this continentv said J. A.
Langley, Canadian Trade Commissioner in Tokio, who sailed recently from Vancouver aboard the
Canadian Pacific ship Empress of
Asia, The forthcoming coronation-
procession in which ox teams find
other picturesque means of locomotion .havo nnrticinated in the
nnnt will proAably be lnreely motorized on this occasion, he said.
Although the automobile is some-
i times Bald to be a rival to the railroad, .it gives the latter a great
| deal of traffic. The number of
, freight oars used by the Canadian
iPftotflo Railway for the transport
(Qf automobiles has doubled during
[the paat five years, and the latest
I order of 300 new cars for the com-
ipany baa JuBt been completely
Trans-Atlantic records have be��n
I made by two new vessels, the
("Duchess of Bedford" and the
j "Duchess of Atholl," the first two
jof the new cabin class quartette* to
jbe built by the Canadian Pacific
I Steamships. ' The former has Just
I accomplished an eastbound voyage
jfrom Liverpool to Montreal in six
Idays, fourteen and a half hours,
���while her .sister ship, enroute at
jthe same time, made a westbound
icrossing from Montreal to Liverpool in six days, 13 hours.
The second school car operated
(jointly   by   the Canadian  Pacific
Railway and  the Ontario  Department of Education has been issued
Trom the   Angus Shops, Montreal,'
lor service in the district��west of
Fort William."     The car is a re-
aodelled first class coach equipped
like an up-to-date "little red school-
Tiouse" with bright classroom, with
blackboard,   globe,   school   books,
legulation desks, and so forth; a
library for the use of students and
fdult visitors as well; and comfort-
jble living quarters for the teacher.
\he school   car ls able to reach
emote   areas    where   permanenl
School facilities are not available,
1926-7 myxmmwszzM}
m   BRIDGES: %e present valuation   IB ~^T
ft of 63 miles of Bridges is$8,848.00Q fte
the arteries of communication depend the
settlement" and 'growth-of the nation. First the
trails... then the rough oxcart ruts... the wagon roads
.. .the automobile highways.  '
The tea ttered population of British Columbia
Las ma."o the construction of roads between
oatves a matter cf-vital imoortance, yet one
cf almost i.2sunr..cv.ni.ctble difficulties.
Mountain sides have to be blasted away.,..
. rivers bridged!
clefts and chasms tresselled
V��rlth tbe opening of the Cariboo Highway
through Fraser Canyon in-1926, the last link
of .British Columbia's great arterial highway
... a hlghv/ay unexcelled the world over as an
engineering f��at and one of unmatched scenic
beauty . .. was forged. ' ' X    -
Eastern British Columbia greeted its western
brothers! Markets and railways were brought
���'(loser to ths i'.-Cmer, tho miner, the industrialist.   New  fields  for 'agricultural   and   trade
development were opened up.
/,..���       .       , -        "
For the ten ytiara just past, an aggressive
I 5jhwny r-ro-'-.-amrne has been carried out.
Thousands' ��->{���' ni;lcs of good roads and dozens
cf cturdy bridges have'been built.
Our roads system now totals 31,900 miles ...
an increase of over 5,G00 miles during thc last
u;i years. Of ij;is mileage, 12,COO miles are
car ill  roads;  4.C89  gravel  roads;  and   1,000
macadam, bituminous, concrete and cement
concrete. The 5,000 miles which were added to
our roads system include: 884 miles of main
trunk roads, 602 miles of lateral roads, 281
miles of industrial and mining roads, 1,133
miles of settlement and farm roads, and 2,000
-miles-of-ordinary andmini-ng^trails:���" =���
During the years just before 1917, a large .
number of bridges had been constructed in the
Province, nearly all of which were temporary
timber structures. Since 1917, the problem of
maintenance and renewal of these structures
has been a serious one, involving a large expenditure, particularly between the years IViO
and 1927.
The policy has been to improve design of and
workmanship on temporary bridges and to
renew all the large bridges on main highways
over the principal rivers with concrete and steel.
Today, the valuation of our 63 miles of
bridges is nine million dollars.
This construction activity has distributed
wages and salaries over our whole Province
and has been a material aid in bringing about
the   current   period   of   British   Columbia's
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Box 332 Grand Forks, B.C.
of Canada, Limited
Office, Smelting and Refining Department
Purchasers of Cold, Silver, Copper, Lead and Zinc Ores
Producers, of Gold, Silver, Copper, Pig Lead and Zinc
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'���\ fcAGE tfOUR
The New Marconi
W.  H. Bryan returned on  Sunday
from Vancouver,
Rev, A. Walker motored to Grand
Porks on Tuesday.
Geo. Boug, of Beaverdell, is visiting
at his home in Greenwood.
Juan Puddy and G. W. A. Smith
motored to Penticton on Sunday evening.
Ole Erickson of Stewart, was in town
this week and met many old acquaintances.
The Misses Valeria Cudworth and
Nellie Kehoe, of Bridesville, are attending high school in Greenwood. The
former is staying with Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Gulley and the latter with Constable and Mrs. W. R. Powers.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walmsley and son,
Tommy, returned on Friday evening
last frnm a very enjoyable motor holiday in Kelowna and district. Mr,
Walmsley resumed his duties at the
C.P.R. depot on Tuesday, E. J. Leveque
the relieving agent leaving on that day
for Silverton.
Greenwood Superior School opened
on Tuesday morning after two months'
Mrs. Charles Norris and four children of Silverton, have move to Nelson
to reside.
With Temple Air-Chrome Speaker
has been appointed distributor for Greenwood
See and hear this wonderful instrument.    Now on Display,
Mrs. John Skilling and family of
Eholt, have -taken up residence in
Grand Porks.
Exercise Books, Pens, Pencils, Etc
Harry Hallstrom has returned to his
home in Greenwood from spending the
holidays in Penticton. *���
P. Austin, auditor for the Liquor
Control Board, Victoria, was in town on
official business during the week-end.
A. J. Morrison and N. E. Morrison
returned to" the Wellington mine,
Beaverdell, on Tuesday, after a few
days visit in town. ���
W. D. Smith, Dentist, of Grand
Forks, will be at his office in the
District. Hospital, Greenwood, on Sunday, September lGth.
Miss Gladys Brereton has resumed
her duties at the, Ingram Mountain
School. Miss Brereton came "from Vancouver to Penticton by train and was
motored over to this district by Juan
Puddy.   .
Guests at the Pacific Hotel during
the week*. J. A. McRae and son, R. R.
Hedley, Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. J.
Reid, Nelson; P. Austin, Victoria; Mr.
and Mrs.* H. A. White, Fernie; C.R.
Miller, O. Olson, Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Berchtold, R, Berchtold, J. Berchtold,
W. Berchtold!'Penticton; Mr. and Mrs.
H. Quinlan, Lincoln Meeker, Townsend
Meeker, John Meeker, Merritt; G. R.
Inglis, John Butticci,. E. C. Lutner,
Duncan Murray, David ��� Caldwell,
Beaverdell;.Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Cole,
D. H. Cole and son, Spokane, Wash.;
S. R. Ames, C. Ames, R. Crowe Sworde;
Mr. and-Mrs. Mason, Grand Forks; A.
| C. Mesker, Midway.
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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 <
. 4
Phone 46
Are Now Arriving
For quality arid value order from
Fruit Jars, Economy, Mason and Schram Tops,
Rubber Rings, Etc.
Tissue, Not T'Choo
Isaac Rosen stepped into the corner
grocery store.
"I vant some pepper," said he to the .
lady clerk. " I
"What kind do you prefer, black or
light colored pepper?" she replied.
"I don't vant eder kind;T vant tissue
The Rock Creek Baseball Club arc
holding a Dance in Riverside Hall,
Rock Creek, on Friday evening, Sept.
7th. Bush's orchestra will supply the
music. A good ' time is guaranteed.
Remember the date���Friday of this
Charles King
Real Estate & Insurance Agent
announces that he has com-,
pleted   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
', Purchase and Sale of
Mining Shares   .
��� Prompt and careful attention
> ' given to alLenquiries
fc��m_mr*i.i��i hm��'***���"
All this Season's Stock
Lewis Keir returned on Friday from
a motor trip.to Spokane. He-was accompanied on the return journey by
his mother and sisters, the Misses
Isabel and Nellie Keir, who had been
on a trip to Banff.
. Mrs. J. C. Smith and son, Irvin, left
on- Saturday for Medicine Hat, Alta.,
where they will reside, Mr. .Smith having located in that city some weeks
previous. Mrs. Smith was accompanied
by her mother, Mrs. Storer.    .
The first Card Party of the season
was held by the Catholic Ladies at the
Parish House on Wednesday, Sept. 5th,
with 56 people present. The prize winners were: Ladies first, Mrs. H. N.
Cox; gents first, John Saunier of
Rhone; ladies consolation, Miss E.
Bryan; gents consolation, .John McDonell, and the Entrance prize, Mrs.
John Hallstrom. The next Card Party
will be held on Oct. 3rd. Everyone
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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
The United Church of Canada]
. Minister in Charge, Greenwood.
Beaverdell, 11 a.m.
Johnson Creek, 3 p.m.
Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.
Let us have your
Watch and Clock Repairs
We always do a first-class job
- Watchmaker  and  Jeweler
,F. J. White, Mgr,
Saves Home
Phone 11
Hammerless Shot Gun, 12 guage,
Parker Bros. Apply at The Greenwood
Ledge office,
by Fire
"Oh, Boyl���St's a
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Headquarters for
Boundary Mining and Travelling Men
First Class Accommodation
Mot and Cold Water Every Convenience
Drug Store in Connection
Greenwood Meat Market
Under New Management
We Solicit Your Patronage
Strictly Cash .
with Anna Q. Nilsson and Louise Fazenda
Greenwood Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 8th at 8:15 p.m.
Admission:   Adults 50c.   Children 25c
A cigarette butt fell among
some litter in the basement.
A few minutes later the
people in the house smelled
smoke. A quick investigation 1
disclosed the fact that -the
basement was on Are.
The telephone���a steady,
ready servant���was waiting
en the wall. A shaking hand
seized the telephone receiver
and an excited voice placed
the call for aid. Quickly it
came and the flames were
subdued after a brief battle,
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Coming!   Saturday, Sept. 15th, "The Gorilla"
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^^McWnN'S STORE, Midway
See our New Lot of
Priced from $7.75 up in all weights and colors
Our Stock of
is also complete
'     We sell
,*       They are the best in the long run
Save Time, Money and Expense
Invest in a New
John Deere or McCormick
Mower and Rake
Place your orders for your repairs now
Midway   and   Rock Creek
There will be a reunion of the abtl
Society on Sept. 15th, 1928 at MidwjJ
B.C. All residents of the district pri
to Dec. 31st,. 1904, are eligible to j-j
Business meeting at'7 p.m. to be A
lowed by a banquet at the Midil
Hotel. jf
Those   intending, to   attend  pie
notify the Secretary.- i
A: ROBERTS, Secretar,
Kettle Valley, I
_ J
Apples picked from 50c in your 'i
box. Falls 25c. Strawberries 10c a i
T. A. CLARK, Midway.1
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The  Difference
Little Johnny: "Look at that rh*
ceros." .        J
Little Willie: "That ain't no rh;
ceros; that's a hippopotamus. C
you see it ain't got no radiator a


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