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Vol.   XXL
No. 31
Greenwood's   Big   Furniture  Store
See Our Mew Spring
Linoleum^ Carpets, Squares,
and Various Small Rtigs
Special Discount For Cash
T. M. GULLEY & Oo.
Opposite Postsifice.' GREEHWOOD, B. C. PlOM 27
|   A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.        Pipe Repairs  g
a Specialty. ���
The Midway Store for Quality Goods
Economists can learn a practical lesson by buying
goods at this, store. Our Groceries, Provisions
Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Dry Goods, etc., are kept
on the move, and do not have to get rusty. ���
Automobile Skates
Just arrived at
New and Second Hand Store
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To the Home Bread Makers of
Greenwood and District
I have been appointed District Agent for
YEAST '.���".-,.,.".v'.'.���'.".
No   more   failures.   No   more all
night sessions
Come and let me tell you
William C. Arthurs
Vienna Bakery, Greenwood
Drop in and see what a nimble dollar will do in a
live store.
' Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish
arid Poultry.     Shops in nearly-all the
X towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.
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To Your Measure Made Here
From Imported Wollens
$35, $38, $40,.$42, $45,
The well dressed  man wins
out every time
I Around Home
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Bank df Montreal
Capital, paid up, $16,000,000-        Rest, $16,000,000.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS,  .1,232,069.42
Total Assets (October 19U) $256,113,596.72.
President: H. V. Merudith, Esq.
General Manager: Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor
Branches inLondon,Eng:.{_^ei^S
Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.     Grant Commercial and
Travellers' Credits, available in any part of the world.
"savings DEPARTMENT lBt^.t.lftl
Greenwood Branch   -  C. B. Winter, Mgr.
.uiclcly," stops coughs. _ cures colds, and heal,
-he threat and lungs.   ":.���''.!*   ',25 canta
���Christian Science service will
be held in the Oddfellows Hall on
Sundav at 11 a.m, All welcome.
On the the third Friday of each
month at 8 p. m. testimonial
meetings' will be held in the
same hall. Sunday school every
Sunday morning.
Foe Sauj.��� 10,000 shares of
Argo- mining stock, address R,
T, Lowery, Greenwood.
-XB3CANI>ER XA-RD. Gea-ral Manager JOHN AIRD. Aaa't General
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FOND, 513,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any on�� of them or by the survivor. S21
A. H, MARCON, Manager,
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You Must Save
During "War Times
The best way is to get your supplies from
the Big Store
Price and Quality Count
I have vacated the Store Building I formerly occupied at Ferry
and I am now located on the Curlew road about a quarter of a
mile below the Riverview Creamery with a full and complete line
of dry gdbds, boots "and shoes and
general merchandise. I beg to
thank my patrons for their business in the past and hope to be
favored with as liberal patronage in the future and can assure
one and all of first class merchandise, prices reasonable, and a
square deal.
, Fkrky, Washington.
All accouute doe the Creenwood
Liqnor Co., must be paid by March
1st, or else they will be placed in
court for collection.   ���
Sheriff Sale
Under and by virtue of a certain warrant of execution placed iu my hands
authorizing tne to levy of the goods and
chattels of Cross, Duffy & Heckman, to
the amount of ��1.810.15, and other
charges. I have seized and taken in execution railroad outfit, < consisting of
rails, plows, cars, etc., laying West of C.
P.R. depot, Midway. And notice is further given that said outfit will be exposed
tor sale b_? public auction attheCP.R.
Depot, Midway, B. C, on Friday, February 12th, at 4:15 p.m. Terms Cash.
Deputy Sheriff.
Dated at Greenwood,  B.C. this lotto
day of February 1915.
Homeliness is a vircne that only
pretty girtH can appreciate.
A girl can't fool a man by talking like a middle-aged woman.
When a fellow is in a hole don't
rub it in by looking down on him.
Charity covers  a multitude oi
] sins that might better be exposed*
The robins came t"o town last
week.' !.\.'/.':'������������^
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A. Roberts has fdur brothers
in the army. j
Time to get your states _harp-
ened.   See Kinney.   .....
John Fuller is again running
the stage to Phoenix.
The E. P. U. mine shipped a
carload ol ore last week.
The Intermediate hockey team
went to Rossland on Tuesday.
F. E. Keffer is no longer connected with the B. C. Copper Co.
Harry Graves, the well.known
conductor died in Nelson on Sunday.
The mine and mill at Carmi
resumed operations several days
The Boundary curlers will hold
a bonspiel in Greenwood next
Born.���On January 31, to Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Smith, a
H. C. Cummins was in the hosr
pital this week suffering from a
severe cold.
Nextweek:is coffee week with
Brdwn in Ferry. See his ad and
make money. J
John Frost returned to the city
last week, alter spending the
winter iu Beaverdell.
Fok Sale ���100 'tons No. 1
Timothy Hay. Apply to F. B.
Shaw, Salmon Arm,iB. C.
The annual meeting of the B.
C. Copper Co. will^ be held in
West Virginia on March 9.        '
The Elkhorn mine at Greenwood can be leased' or bonded.
Apply to The Ledge .office.
Born,���In Greenwood on Feb.
3, to .Mr. aud. Mrs. Herbert
Holmes, of Beaverdell, a'son.
Five men are working.at the
Sally mine'near Beaverdell under
the management of James Drum.
John L. -Retallack, of Kaslo,
will be a quartermaster-sergeant
iu the. third Canadian Contingent.
J.'H. Dimmick returned from
Oregon last week. He may
spend the summer in the Slocan.
Three packages of legal envelopes, not printed, can be bought
at The Ledge office for 25 cents.
In Phoenix, James Walsh is
transferring his license for the
Queens hotel to John Harttnann.
The merchant knocks his own
town and his own business bv
not advertising in the local
Randolph Stuart has recovered
from his recent' illness, and is
again with a real estate firm in
T. R, Hanson was curling with
the ,Club on Monday evening.
Those present highly appreciated
his shots.
Danny Deane is again running
a night shift at his hotel in
Phoenix. He lost the key of_the
front door.
The machinery at the Betts
and Hesperous properties, has
been moved to the Union mine in
Franklin camp.
George Pettinger, aged 77
years dropped dead at.Myncaster
on Tuesday. His son was station
agent at that town.
George A. Smith has beet),
transferred from Greenwood, to
the freight department of the
C.P.R. at Grand Forks.
Miss May Buckless will leave
this week for Nooksac, Wash.,
where she' will wed Dr. J. M.
Burnett, formerly of Greenwood.
The patriotic dance in Midway
last Friday evening was enjdyed
by many people, who were reluctant to go home, even after five
o'clock in the morning.
The Ashcroft Journal recently
stated that the B. C. Copper Co.
had bonded a group of claims in
the Highly Valley. This is an
error as the B. C. Copper Co has
no interest in the deal whatever.
These properties were bonded
personally to F. E. Keffer and
Harry Johns.
The Granby smelter at Grand
Forks blew in two.more furnaces
this week, and the entire battery
will be in operation in a short
time. This month the company
raised the wages in Phoenix and
Grand Forks 10 per cent. The
wages now are only 10 per cent,
less than they were before the
shut down.
After an illness of several
months with heart disease, Wm.
Bride died in the hospital on
Monday, aged about 65 years.
He was a native of Ireland, and
lived for many Years in Montana
] and Alaska, fie came to Greenwood in 1899�� and was widely
known in the district. Tbe funeral takes place Thursday.
Jas. McNaughton, of Vancouver, is visiting his brother, Dan,
at Midway.
E. L. Steves, ot Rock Creek,
has returned from a business trip
to Vancouver.
There was a fierce hockey
game in Grand Forks last Friday.
In proportion to the number of
men engaged.more were wounded
than in any European battle.
W. G. Kennedy is acting as
agent for E. A. Black, Jeweler,
of Phoenix. Your watch and
jewelery repairs will be promptly
attended to. Goods obtained
upon approval.
Ed Rippeto came in from
Bridesville last week to commune
with Charley Dempsey. He was
amazed at the progress of Greenwood, and wanted to take the
new postoffice to Fish lake.
George Boug, Charles Hamer-
stadt and John Morrison have
taken a lease on the Prince Henry
mine. They will begin taking
out ore as soon as the mine can be
unwatered, and the electric power
put in operation.
It is reported that there are
250 cases of chicken-pox or smallpox in Nelson. Whatever the
disease it is said to be of a mild
type. It is also stated that the
Nelson doctors"disagree upon the
name of the disease, and that an
expert has been sent from the
coast, to size up the affliction,
and find out its proper name.
1 Western Float
Accept the.Challenge
Editor Ledge.���In reply to
challenge from the Rock Creek
curlers in your issue of February
_tti would say that we accept the
challenge upon the following terms:
Game must be played upon ice.
As the Rock Creek curlers have
no stones these' will be furnished
by Greenwood players.^
Shots, in the trenches will not be
allowed, noribarbed wire entanglements.      ;     ��� r<
Greenwood will supply a Red
Cross wagonp _urgeoii_^"'anfl"'so'op
and Scotch for the weak and
The rink must be ���well fenced
on three sides, to prevent players
from falling into the ��� river. Life
preservers and lemonade to be provided by Rock Creek, v '
C. B. Winter to be judge of play
and interpreter.
The Red Metal
The consumption of the red
metal far surpases present output.
The mines will very soon be compelled, out of sheer lack of supply
of the metal,  to increase production      	
In the past four months no less
than 388,000,000 pounds of copper
have been taken by domestic and
foreign consumers���principally foreign. Extraordinary demands for
the red metal are coming from
Europe for war purposes. The
real figures may possibly exceed
-00,000,000 pounds. ._��� In the same
interval the refineries are estimated
to have turned out not over 28S,
000,000 pounds. Consumption,
therefore, has exceeded production
by at least 100,000,000 pounds for
the four months, or 25,000,000
pounds per month. These figures
are most conservative. The actual
excess of consumption over and
above contemporary production
may be greatly in excess of those
modest figures.
For the first time in a year, copper, at 14fc. per pound,  is selling
at what may be called above the
average price   of the   metal.    In
tbe sixteen years since the close of
the   Spanish-American    war   the
average price of electrolytic copper
has been a shade better than 14ic.
The present market, in fact, the
copper   market   for   two   months
past, has been distinctly a sellers
market.  The producers have been,
and will continue to be, in absolute
command of  the situation.     Informed metal circles express not
the slightest donbt of copper's staying above 14ic to the end of the
war in Europe and' much longer,
since a boom in copper metal is inevitable immediately following the
end of the great conflict,���N* Y
1 Mining Age. .
There are no jitneys in Nelson.
The fine hotel at Michel has been
. Kaslo expects a big crop of cherries this year.
Old Sergeant Jim died at Clinton
a few days ago.
Lana, pull down the blind, the
mountain peaks.
C. G. Harvey has opened a meat
market in Hazelton.
Last month 100 more coke ovens
began smoking in Michel.
High heeled shoes, have gone out
of fashion in Duck Creek.
Alfalfa meal is being shipped
from Enderby to the coast.
The Arlington mine at Ruby,
Wash,, is shipping ten tons a day.
Large quantities of hay are being shipped from the Bulkley valley.
At Q,ae8nel the _new Cariboo
hotel runs its own electric light
The Imperial and Montreal
banks have moved from Invermere
to Athalmar.
Red Paddy is ranching near
Princeton, and has grown a fine
crop of whiskers.
This season over 3,500 carloads
of ice have been shipped' from
Crow's Nest Lake.
Gold has been found on the
shore of Arrow lake, a few miles
sonth of Arrowhead.
Stuart Henderson is shipping,
ore from his highland Valley mines
to the Tacoma smelter.
George Chataway thinks that a
mill will soon be erected at the
Highland Valley mine.
Lynx in large numbers are being caught in  the creeks around
the city of Duck Creek..
v ~ Jn the Slocan 20 men are working at the Lucky Jim ' mine, with
Tony Becker as manager, r
��� -A hog,' less than three'years old,
and' weighing 750 pound's was recently sold in Chilliwack.
-, .Ducks are very pleptif ul at.Elko.,
Fred Roo watches them so close
that they cannot get away.
The Doukhobors have bought
four lots in Trail, and will build a
store building, 40 x 100 feet.
' At Lardo, John McLachlan has
his hotel ready for the tourists
that pass along in the summer.
Joe Bourque must be lost. "- He
has not written to The Ledge since
he went to the land of pea-soup.
Mrs. C. P. Doell has bought the
Orwell Hotel.in Rossland. She also
owus the Cliff hotel in that city.
George Benn, of Curlew, Wash.,
was sent to states prison for from
one to 15 years, for stealing cattle.
When the people do not see
store ads in the local papers, they
read catalogues and send east for
their goods.
No airships have been seen at
Sandon,-a townwhere they would
be useful, especially when the snow
is in its prime.
There art. 78,000. people in Iceland, and one policeman, There
are no courts, jails or saloons in
that sober country.
The fast express train between
Calgary and Spokane has been
taken out of action. Oil stocks are
now sent by freight.
The distance from Penticton to
the coast, ovej. the Kettle Valley
railway, via Hope, is 254 miles.
Via Sicamous it is 452 miles.
This winter 21 years ago Paddy
Miles was r policeman in Nelson.
At that time some of the hotel bars
often did not take in a dollar a day.
Some B. C. apples sell for eight
and twelve cents each in London,
England. This price is too high,
and beyond the reach of the lower
George Gold win Smith Lindsay
is going to China to fill an important positien. At one time he was
manager of the Crows Nest Coal
Co. in Fernie.
At Blairmore it has been proven
that cows will not eat sawdust,
when it is mixed with bran. The
wise bovine knows the right-kind
of Breakfast food.
During 1914, 70 carloads of fruit
and vegetables, .valued at $57,000
were shipped from the Creston valley. The shipments conpisted of
30 cars of apples���15 of tomatoes���
11 of potatoes���6 strawberries, and
3 of raspberries.
Fred Conway, baggage master
for the C.P.R. at Nelson died last
week aged 57 years. 'He wad ��
native of Brockville, Ontario, and
had been with the C.P.R. over 25
years. He was in Donald and
Kamloops in the early days and
was widely known. He rode on
{the first train that went
I    WAR NOTES    f
The atrocities committed by (the
Germans in Belgium have never
been surpassed in warfare, 'not even
by she toughest Indians in the
early history of   America.     The
following is an
letter received in
"Yesterday I
extract   from  a
was talking to a
young soldier who had been in the
trenches three months. 'His name
is Darlow and he said it was awful
to see the sights. He told a lot of
things but just' one or two I will
tell you: They were passing
tbrongh a village and saw a young
woman nailed to a door and two
small children. Then they came
to a farmhouse which the Germans
had left, seven hours before.. He
and'another man, named Preedy
of Carlton St in tbis town, with
others went to see if any -Germans
were there. Down the cellar were
eight women and children with
their legs and arms out off. It so
"upset Preedy.that he nearly went
mad for several days and was sent
home. Isn't it awful to think that^
in these times such things conld
happen. "Knltnre" they call it.v
Well, this has get to be seen
through somehow, never to be repeated in the history of the world/
I hope."
Kaslo-Slocan Mines
H. H. Shallenberger, of Spokane
has bonded the' Black  Jack and
Old   Timer   mineral    claims   on
Kokanee creek,-the property lie-
longing to J.  E. Bigham,jof;this
city.     Tbe  claims   are  sitnated.
alongside the Kokanee wagon road.
They are said   to   have some"re-'
markable showings of high grade;
zinc ore��� and-'have -been>-held 4jy
Bigham for a number of years.
The money now being offered for
I-zinc   is   quite  satisfactory;   that
metal being the first  to   recover"
from the slnmp   due to the war
outbreak.    - Indications  are   that
zinc is going to keep npor possibly
advance still further,  as  it is a
metal very largely used in certain
industries and new uses are being
discovered for it right along.    In
addition to this American manufactures are commencing to find
out bow  to  manifacture  certain
chemicals, hitherto imported from
Germany, oat of zinc ore, and apparently they are willing to pay
fair prices for the .silver and lead
contents as well. " This may account for a movement of local ores
across the line lately and a tendency now shown by some properties  to  increase forces.    At  the
Cork-Province abont 400 tons of
zinc concentrates have been piled
up for several years, the prodnct
of the mill under the regime of the
old company, and the present company has Mr.  Dedolph go np for
the purpose of making a thorough
sampling of the stuff in order to
ascertain what it will bring on the
market.���Kaslo Kootenaian.
Cheaper Postage
Arrangements have been made
whereby the ordinary rate of two
cents per ounce applicable to all
letters sent from Canada to the
United Kingdom, will apply to
letters addressed to British and
Canadian troops on the continent.
The rate on ordinary letters from
Canada for the continent is five
cents for the first ounce, and three
cents for each subsequent onace,
so that this extension of the two
cent an ounce rate to letters addressed to onr soldiers on the continent, is a decided reduction in
favour of correspondenoe going to
the soldiers.
Boundary Falls
Mrs. H. A. Williamson, and
daughters, Edna and Maria, were
guests of Mrs. Wo. 8-iHcock,
Book Creek, on Sunday last.
Dick Paecoe had bis faced sev-
|��rely cat while chopping Wood last
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inta Van-1 the guests of Mrs. On*, on Moo-
$2 a year in Canada,   and   ��2.50   in   the
United States.
Editor and Financier-
Be sure and plant  a  few spuds
this spring.	
Looks as though   the   price of
copper had been tied to a Zeppelin.
Spectators are not allowed at
the ball games now being played
in France.
Not much need of buying an
auto whon you can ride in a jitney
for five cents.
Last year the first time in its
history, the value of the sea products in Alaska exceeded those of
the mines.
If the miners persist in punching holos in tho hills around Greenwood, ife will not belong before that
city has more gold than Germany.
As far as we can learn no relief
fund has yet been started to provide hoboes with cushions when
they are on active service riding
box cars and brake beams.
The C. P. R. has thrown away
the toothpicks. Now if Sir Tom
can take the whisks away from the
Pullman porters, the world on
wheels will blees him sincerely.
Music has a beneficial effect
npon the sick and wounded, but it
must be music, and not that saw-
filing striff that your neighbor's
girl sometimes plays on the piano.
is not lacs than 500 feet long on
the surface, 50 to 150 feet wide,
and has been proved at depth by
seven diamond drill holes. These
two new orebodies should develop
approximately 500,000 and 420,000
tons of ore with each4100 feet of
depth, respectively. The ore is of
average grade.
Tests on concentrating the ore
by fehe oil flotation method have
been successfully completed at
Butte, Mont., at fehe plant of Butte
and Superior, another Hayden-
Stone property. The Butte and
Superior flotation experts have, in
fact, designed a complete mill to
treat the Copper Mountain ores.
A small testing plant is to be
erected ou Copper Mountain to
carry out on a larger scale the preliminary work afe Butfee.
Consulting Engineej Mayer concludes "that there is every reason
to believe the ore deposits at Copper Mountain will be still further
extended, by future development
work, and that the tonnage may
aggregate considerably more than
originally anticipated." While no
official figures have ever been made
public as feo whafe tonnage was "originally anticipated," it is understood from reliable sources that
this was estimated at 5,000,000
tons of 1.87 per cent, assured ore,
4,000,000 tons of additional "probable" ore running 1.6 per cent,
copper, and some 4,000,000 tons
additional of "possible" ore, copper
tenor unstated. The Mother Lode
mine, in its prime, had developed
less than 3,000,000 tons.���N. Y.
Mining age.
Times are not too bad, for we
were able last montfi to let a contract! for the washing of our office
towel. The work will be completed in the spring. The by-products ^should net us a handsome
The British American War Relief Fund, 200 Fifth Avenue New
York is doing good work in soliciting and procuring contributions of
warm clothing, comforts and necessities for the soldiers on aotive
service in Europe and in the hospitals. Many of the most prominent men and women in New York
are engaged in this good work.
B. C. Copper Co
At the annual meeting on March
9 of the British Columbia Copper
Company, the operating company
of Canada Copper Corporation,
stockholders will be made acquainted with some very pleasing
developments during -the -year at
the company's new Copper Mountain properties in the Voight camp,
near Princeton, B.C.
The new holdings acquired by
British Columbia Copper Company
during 1911, 1912 and 1913, and
finally paid for in 1914, comprise
what are now by far the principal
mine holdings of the company.
The pre is about 50 per cent, richer
in copper than the nearly worked-
out Mother Lode mine, which has
been the company's mainstay,
hitherto. Copper Mountain has
also developed to date more than
twice the tonnage shown by the
Mother Lode in its prime.
The consulting engineer of the
Canada Copper Corporation,Lucius
W. Mayer, submitted a report as
of November 1, 1914, which was
very flattering as regards ore reserves developed at that time on
Copper Mountain. It is believed
that that report is to be supplemented by another report, even
more favorably, and which may
possibly be released in time for the
annual meeting.
The report, as of November 1,
showed that the March, 1913, estimate of 5,000,000 tons of reasonable assured 1.87 per cent, ore
carrying 25@50c in silver-gold,
has since been confirmed and
largely increased.''
Between March and November
1, some 15,000 feet of trenching
and 20,500 feet of diamond drill
holes were completed.
One of the new orebodies opened
up is 600 feet long on the surface,
ami 50 to 200 feet wid-, with an
average width of 100 feet. Another
Taylor's Luck
An old-timer from Nevada tells I the
following story to the New York Mining
"The greatest money that was ever
made by a Goldfield claim location was
cashed in by Charlie Taylor, who located
the Red Top, Jumbo, Claremont and
other claims now owned by the Goldfield
Consolidated Mines Company.
"Taylor had followed John McKane
and Dr. Bowes down from Rossland,
B. C, where he had been a kind of half
prospector, game hunter, general 'do the
best you can' sort of a man around the
camp. Incidentally, the man had a
great deal of force oi character or he
would have sold out for a few dollars instead of realizing the immense fortune
which he now owns. He had to sell a
half interest in the Jumbo for $40 to
George Kernick in order to raise enough
money to live oii and dig the assessment
holes required by law. He gave away a
half interest in Red Top to Menardi and
Williams for surveying this and the
Jumbo and adjoining claims. But when
the leasing period set in he became as
keen a dealer of mining properties as any
man who ever floated in to southern
"The first option Taylor gave on Jumbo
mine was lor |7S,ooo, to Patsy Clark, of
Spokane, who placed his nephew, Jim
Harvey, in charge of development work,
and if Jim Harvey had not been so darned
obstinate, Patsy Clark would undoubtedly
have bought the mine and made an immense fortune.
"The shaft that Patsy Clark sunk is
now the main working shaft of the Jumbo
mine__and ._was_put....down._to_.a.. depthof
300 or 400 feet on a big quartz vein which
showed very small values, but on the
foot-wall there was a streak of talcose
formation which showed thousands of
dollars a ton. Jim Harvey refused time
after time to have this assayed. It proved
to be the top of an ore shoot that yielded
hundreds of thousands of dollars after the
mine was taken over by the Goldfield
Consolidated. It also yielded a. great
many thousand dollars to various lessees
who were not so obstinate as Jim Harvey,
but realized that in the upper workings
it was the main ore channel. At one time
there was six producing leases on the
Jainbo vein.
"Amongst those who made a fortune
out of this talcose formation was Ver-
milyea, now a prominent lawyer in Los
Angeles. At that time Vermilyea was in
partnership in Tonopah with George
Bartlett, now ex-Congressman of the
State of Nevada. Vermilyea took the
lease on the Jumbo mine and temporarily abandoned the law and worked
there himself watching every bucket of
ore that came out of the shaft and personally washing the gold out of this talcose steak. Not content with the values
he was recovering, he attempted in a
rough metallurgical way to recover higher values, and in making some experiments an explosion occurred which nearly cost him bis eyesight, bnt authentic
reports said Sam Vermilyea made $r,ioO
a day over and above all operating expenses on his Jumbo lease for a period of
nearly sixty days. This gave him the
means to get iu early in Manhattan,
where he secured the Stag Dog and
Indian Camp claims, which he sold to
the Sullivan Trust Company of Goldfield
for $250,000..
"Through all these times Charlie Taylor was sitting tight on his interests in
Goldfield. The stock in the Jambo and
Red Top mines was gradually climbing
np in the market to around the $2 mark.
"Taylor's great ambition was to beat
the^ronlette wheel He was an inveterate
gambler, out only at roulette. He had
an idea that by playing a system the
wheel could be beaten. Once in a while
he would play stud-horse poker and lose
a few thousand dollars, but his besetting
sin was the roulette wheel.
"It makes one laugh to look back and
think of anybody trying to beat roulette
wheels iu Tonopah and Goldfield. I
suppose out of a thousand wheels that
were in full operation in southern Nevada there were not two that were run
honestly.   They were all crooked.
"Taylor used to come over from Gold-
field to Tonopah, where, in the early
days, he had never displayed any moic.
than a dollar in cash at one time ar.d
play the roulette wheel and lose $20,0- o
and $35,000 in an afternoon in the same
way that you would spend five cents on a
glass of beer.
"I recall an instance which is very fresh
in my memory of the early days of the
camp when the Reilly lease on the Florence mine was the great excitement in
Goldfield. Senator Zeb Kanday and a
friend of his went into the Columbia
Hotel at Columbia and started to play
the wheel and in about an hour had won
$28,000, whsch exceeded the bank roll of
the hotel, The dealer said, 'Well, I will
tell you what I will do. I will give you
an order on Casey & Arden in Tonopah,
who owns this place, and they will pay
you the money when you arrive in Tonopah, 'All right,' said Zeb, and jumped
in an automobile for Tonopah. On arriving at the Merchants' Hotel Zeb. pre-
presented the order to Tom Arden.
'Well,' said Arden, 'wouldn't that jar
you. Casey went over to Goldfield to
pay it to you and you must have passed
him on the road. Of course, I have not
got the money here now, but I will telephone him to come back and in the meantime have a bottle of wine.' This was
agreeable, but the bar was so crowded
that Zeb. and his friend were invited to
an inner room, where was another roulette wheel and when he left, that inner
room he had lost all the money he had
won at Columbia and -34,000 to boot.
But I am getting away from my story
about Charlie Taylor.
*!He was a bachelor about 42 years of
age who had spent most of his life in
rough and desert countries. With the
acquisition of some money in Goldfield
and the prospects of a big fortune, he
went to California and at San Jose met a
woman whom he married and brought to
Goldfield only to discover that she had
five of the laziest, loafing sons that anybody was ever cursed with. The conditions became such that Charlie never
went home even to meals, but used to
eat a sandwich at a wagon an the main
street in Goldfield and play poker or
roulette around the saloons, but never
d-iauk a drop of liquor. The day that
the deal was made with him by Nixon
and Wingfield to purchase the Jumbo
and Red Top mines and make them an
integral part of the Goldfield Consolidated
Mines Corporation, he stood out for a
strictly cash transaction.
"Eventually Nixon and' Wingfield
agreed to give him a check for $1,300,000
for his interest in the two mines. No
sooner had he got the check than he
walked over to the John S. Cook Bauk
and bought a draft on the Bank of Mou
treal for the money and left that night
for Tonopah and from Tonopah skinned
out at the United States, leaving his wife
with her five 'lovely' sons in the lurch in
"Charlie Taylor..s great idea of being
able to beat the roulette wheel had never
left him. He took a steamer from Montreal to Loudon and went poste haste to
Monte Carlo, where he was trimmed for
about $250,000.
"At the Casino at Monte Carlo he met
a well-known English company promoter, who realized that this man had
money without education and without
the extraordinary abilities which he po-
sessed both naturally and by cultivation.
He returned to London with Taylor. In
London Taylor <boasted that he had made
his fortune out of his expert knowledge
of mines. Playing up to this he was
worked to become interested in a company being formed to mine in Devonshire. It was decided that Taylor's expert knowledge entitled him to the position of managing director and he was introduced to some impecunious titled
'guinea pigs' or professional directors
who took him to their clubs. Completely overwhelmed by his aristocratic surroundings, Charlie parted with ^"70,000���
$35������oo���and the company was launched. A few months elapsed and the
china clay deposit either petered out or
something happened which caused the
company to fail and Charlie Taylor to
lose his money. He returned to British
Columbia convinced that London promoters knew more about the game than
he did. All this time he was being pursued by the mother of the five 'lovely'
sons.   She was suing him tor alimony.
"I was going down Spring street in
Los Angeles one day when a man with a
great bushy beard slapped me on the
shoulder and said, 'How are you!' I
looked at him and said, 'You have the
advantage of me, 'Why do you claim
acquaintance witn me?'   He said, 'You
are Bill ,' and I said, 'I admit it, but
I do not know you.' 'Come into the
Alexandria, said he, 'and I will tell you
who I am. You know me already and
will be glad to talk with me. I am
Charlie Taylor.' 'What are you wearing
a beard for?' said I. 'Why, he said, *I
am trying to escape from my wife. She
wants $600 a month alimony and is trying
to serve me with the papers. I had to
come to Los Angeles to see Sam Vermilyea and I thought I would disguise myself.' I suggested that he dye his whiskers green s�� as to more effect-tally do so.
Eventually Charlie Taylor made some
settlement with his wife which gave him
his liberty. He went to Victoria, B.C,
arriving there just before the big real
estate boom and recouped bis fortune
and is now rated at abont $1,500,000.
Between Victoria and Vancouver are a
group of islands, one of which Charlie
Taylor bought and on which he lives in
princely style with a sailing yacht and
motor boats.
"He is one of the Goldfield pioneers
who kept Bis money." .
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f^OAL, mining rights of the Dominion
*"+ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan aad Al-
berta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in abortion of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of
$t an acre. Not more than 3,560 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district inwhich the
rights applied for are sitnated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in nmmrveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked ont by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of fc which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents tier ton.
The person operating the "mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full ooantity of merchantable coal mined ana pay the royalty
thereon: If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, such returns should
be furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the- coal mining
rights only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depart
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Agent or Snb-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
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Heated with Steam and Lit by Electricity
Commodious sample rooms. The] bar is repletejwith
all modern beverages and the meals are the best. Rooms
reserved by telegraph. .
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Hot and Cold Water; Steam Heat and Telephone in
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First Class Bar and Barber Shop
Steam Heated; Electric lighted.
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well-furnished, and is close to the railway
depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms.
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all travellers. .
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within, easy distance of Greenwood
and provides a comfortable home
for travellers. The bar has the
best of wines, liquors and cigars.
Princeton,  B. C. is the   headquarters   for  miners,  investors
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Charges:���Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper
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