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Vol.   XX.
No. 49
Headquarters   for   Fishing   Tackle
That's Fit for Fishing
Rods, Reels, Waders, Flies, Leaders, Spoons, Lines, baskets.
etc  Also a full line of
Hammocks, Baseball Goods, Tennis Rackets and
tennis Balls.
Books, Stationery, Kodaks, Wallpaper, Etc.
PHONE   17
We are showing this week the nicest selection of stamped
work ever shown in Greenwood. It includes Runners,
Cushion Tops, Nightgowns, Corset Covers and all kinds
of Lingerie,   ���
Oh! You Fly
 We Have	
Screen Doors, Screen Windows
Screen Wire Cloth
60 inch and 72 inch Canvas
A.  L��. WHITE
New and Second Hand
Greenwood's   Big  Furniture Store
We handle a line which are made on
the best scientific principles and are;
guaranteed to give satisfaction/
Prices Range from $14.50 to $28.00;-
Opposite Postoffice.
Phone 27
The Greenwood Grocery
Peek Frean's Biscuits Welch Grape Juice
Montserrat Lime Fruit Juice
Eiffel Tower Lemonade Powder
Lee & Bryan Phone 46.
A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.       Pipe Repairs
a Specialty. ^
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William C. Arthurs
Vienna Bakery. Greenwood
I Around Home
Rooms in Miller Blk.   over Drag
You have come to headquarters for
having it put in order again. Whatever
may be required we assure you
will give entire satisfaction. We put
in repair a watch of any make or repair and make good as new your pins,
chains, bracelets or any other article of
A. LOGAN & Co.
GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.
For Sale.
Four room house, two shacks of two
rooms each and furniture, also chicken
house, Price $300 cash: or $325 in two
mouths.   Apply
Anaconda, B/C.
For Sale
Pianola,   including  records,   good as
new.   Bargain.   Apply at Ledge Office.
Take a joy ride to Rock Creek
on Sunday, and try one of Hanson's famous chicken dinners.
Nothing beats it this far west.
Argo Tunnel
The Ordinary General meeting of the
shareholders of the Argo Mining and
Tunnel Company Limited, (non-personal
liability), of Greenwood, British Colum,
bia, willbe held at the Company's Office,
in the Ladysmith Hotel, Greenwood, on
tlie 25th day of June, 1914, at 8 p.m.
President Secretary
Fine   line   of   crockery���some
dandy    patterns   Just   received.
Smith's.;;:. "w
Don't throw away that broken
pipe, send it to Kennedy's for
Sunday chicken dinners . are a
specialty at Hanson's Hotel in
Rock Creek.
Annual Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the
Greenwood City Waterworks Co., will be
held in the Company's office at Greenwood on Wednesday the 15th day of July
1914 at 10.30 o'clock in the morning, for
the transaction of the general business of
the company and the election of a Board
of Directors.
Mens working shirts���a winner
at 90c. on display in our window.
Eggs For Hatching
From prize winning birds at
Provincial and all local shows.
$2.00 per 15.   $5 per SO.
Box 995, Nelson, B. C.
For Sale
Eggs For Hatching From  My Great
Laying Pen of S. C. White Leghorns $2.00
Eer setting.   Barred Rock Eggs from my
ig winners and heavy   winter  layers.
��3.00 per sitting.
Phoenix, B.C.
For Sale���Second-hand spring
wagon at Kinney's.
Bridge Whist scoring cards for
sale at The Ledge office.
A dance will be given at the
Riverside hotel, on Dominion
Day July 1st. Everybody welcome and a good time guaranteed.
Keep cool this warm weather
by using one of our oderless, blue
flame oil stoves; they cook and
bake as good as a range with
half the expense, remember they
are oderless.   Smith's.
Ed. Pope has gone to Calgary
to get married.
James Harding, of Silverton,
spent Sunday in the city.
Miss L. M. Terhune leaves for
Armstrong on Monday next.
The Granby is working a copper mine at Hadley, Alaska.
Grand Forks has Granted $25 a
month to its Board of Trade.
The   postoffice    building
Greenwood has a clock tower.
There   is  a   barber   shop
Beach's store, Christina Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Brown have
gone to Boston for the summer.
Oil stocks are the greatest
swindle and gamble of the. age.
In Nelson next month O. D.
Bush will win all the motorcycle
. E. L. Steeves will ship ore this
summer from his mine near Rock
Mrs, George Stanfield of Phoenix has gone to England for the
Thieves have stolen household
goods and mining tools in Camp
Mining experts have been looking at the Camp McKinney mines
this month.
The inseparables, Al Campbell and Nat Darling were in
town last week,
"Forepaw" has gone to Cedar
creek to do some work on his
mineral claims.
Lynne and0Clark, the hockey
players, have gone to Rossland to
work in a mine.
There is some talk of milling
the dump of the Cariboo mine in
Camp McKinney."    ;
Mrs. E. G. Warren, and her
mother, Mrs. Hir,sch, are visiting
friends in Calgary.
Born,���In Grand Forks on
June 13, to Mr. and Mrs. A. A,
Frechette, a daughter.
In Grand Forks, F. J. Lake has
the best appointed photographic
studio in the Boundary,
Mr. Farnsworth and Mr. Win-
strom are spending a few weeks
holidaying in Salt Lake City.
Fresh groceries, vegetables,
fruits, canned goods. Experienced salesmen, prompt delivery.
In Grand Forks, local agents
selling stock for.- non-resident
companies, must pay a license of
$25 a day.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Smith
motored to Spokane on Thursday
last. They are expected back
this week.
Howard Stevenson is now agent
for the C.N.R. at Mundare, Alberta. Frank Parker is farming
near Mundare.
Several carloads of ore will be
shipped from the Dayton in Camp
McKinney this summer. It will
be loaded on the cars a* Bridesville.
Mrs. Thomet will make many
improvements in her hotel at
Midway this summer, including
a cement sidewalk in front of the
Miss Judith Johnson, of the
Sacred Heart Hospital, has returned from a two weeks vacation
visiting Mrs. Nichol, of Che
welah, Wash.
Mr. Parsons, haying severed
his connection with the B. C. Copper Co., left last week to accept a
position with the Granby Company at Hidden Creek.
Messrs. O. Lachmund, general
manager, and R. G. Hargreaves,
purchasing agent of the B, C.
Copper Co., returned by auto on
Monday from Penticton, a distance of 107 miles in 4 hours and
15 minutes.
The pound, at the rear of tbe
Clarendon -hotel, has. been completed and it was decided at the
Counfil meeting to rigidly en
force the Pound By-law,
horses and cattle will
be impounded.
Dr. Brunett is assisting at the
Marcus hospital for a few days,
Jud Faulds has returned from
Owen Sound, whither he had
been lor a month, owing to the
illness and death of his sister.
, You don't hear anything about
happy as a boy with a new pair
of boots any more. Takes a
horseless carriage to make them
happy now.
In Phoenix they have "The
Big Store" and "The Little
Store," but neither of them have
the courage to advertise in Greenwood's leading excitement.
Sitting of the Court of Revision
was held in the Council Chambers
on Monday. Only three complaints were entered, but the
assessor was sustained in the
three cases,
The poor oppressed husband
now has blisters on his hands
from holding on to a * fish pole,
while his tyrannical wife is staying at home having fun with the
spade in the garden.
Since Isaac Crawford of Carmi
bought a car, his charming
daughters have become skilful
motorists, and often make the
trip between Carmi and Greenwood in two hours and a half.
E. E. Gibson and Miss Theresa
Barrett were married in Grand
Forks last Thursday. After
spending six weeks in Ontario
they will return to the Forks,
and reside in the house formerly
occupied by Ed Davis.
Wm. Banbury was in town last
week. He is one of the old-timers of Kootenay, and saw Nelson
in 1889, when that pretty city
was not big enough to wear long
pants. Near Field in the early
days Billy fought a duel with a
bear that he met on the trail.
His knife was too much for
Bruin, the animal becoming;; deceased in a few minutes.
A picnic of the five schools
Midway, Inghram Mountain,
Kettle Valley, Rock Creek and
Myncaster, will be held at Inghram Bridge on the 26th of
June. Schools to assemble at the
Bridge in the morning. Games
and sports all day, everyone invited. All bring baskets for the
picnic dinner to be served atone
o'clock. Come one, come all,
come big, come small.
The Hon, Thomas Taylor inspected the roads around Greenwood last week and in company
with J. R. Jackson. M.P.P, he
visited the Jewel mine, Rock
Creek and Myers Creek, and declared that the roads were equal
to any in the province. Good
Roads Taylor was particularly
impressed with the increased
growth of fruit in the Kettle
Valley and believes that this
part of the province can raise
cattle and grow fruit equal to
any he has seen in his travels.
The children of, the Presbyterian Sunday School had a jolly
time on Saturday afternoon last
when their teachers entertained
them to a picnic in the grove
alongside the creek opposite the
C,P.R. depot. A goodly number of bright-faced youngsters
were present and spent a most
enjoyable afternoon in all sorts
of fun making games. In the
evening a nice lunch was served
in camp style fashion after which
all returned to their respective
homes feeling grateful to their
teachers for the pleasant outing.
We have-a full line of collars
for men in negligee and linen.
Have you seen the "Prince," W.
G. & R.'s latest. Red Label���3
in a box���50c.   Smith's.
Western Float
Up-to-Date and Best appointed Studio
in the Boundary
Amateur   Finishing   Beantifnlly   Done,
Postage Paid to and from Greenwood and
Other Points,
Agent for Ensign Cameras and Supplies
Stravl 25cts per Ro"'   Prints50ct* * Dozen,
in future j F. J., LAKE,
i Winnipeg Ave. Grand Forte.
Cut fehe weeds.
There are four policemen in
The newest bait for suckers i_
oil stock.
At Sandon the Star will soon be
in operation.
A. E. Starkey of Hedley is on a
trip to Australia.
There are a million autoeB running in the United States.
Eight per cent, of the population in the west are tramps.
The Copper Tavern is the name
of an hotel at Skeena Crossing.
At a sale in Huntingdon yearling Holstein heifers Bold for $290
Trains will be rnnning next
month between Victoria and Courfe-
enay. v
Near Sandon Big Al Holmquist
is working the Ivanhoe mine under
There are 300 men working in
the mines at Ainsworth and
Six live turtles were recently
shipped from Kelowna to Aeheroffe
by mail.
The sawmill at China Creek will
be moved to Nelson. It will employ 40 men.
Andy Good is running a saloon
in Spokane. He left his menagerie
in Crow's Nest.
On May 26, new potatoes grown
on Fairfield Island were brought
into Chilliwack.
Ten people from Fernie were
drowned when the Empress of
Ireland went down.
Major Megraw is spending a few
weeks in Hedley. Of late his
health has been none too good.
Sandon is again coming to the
front. The Exchange hotel has
installed a bath and hot water..
Herb Blair ran an auto from
Fort George to Ashcroft in 19
hours.   He won $900 on the event.
Last year the fruit crop in B.C.
realized the growers $1,033,000,
This year it promise- 25 per cent,
Near Hazelton, Rod McCrim-
mon and. Ernest Stewart have
leased a gronp of mineral claims
for a year.
If Sir Arthnr Conan Doyle will
drop into Nelson next month, he
will find material enough for a
dozen novels.
The Dominion Government has
granted $17,500, for the extension
of telegraph and telephone lines in
the Okanagan.
In the Slocan, T. Avison, J. H.
Cory and Louis Scaia have leased
the upper workings of the Idaho-
Alamo mines.
Recently 400 sheep were found
dead in the hills near Orient,
apparently from eating eome
poisonous weeds.    '     ~
The L. M. Rice Co. has been
granted a years extention of time,
to begin work npon their contract
to dyke the Sumas prairie.
In the Big Bend. J. C. Montgomery will sink a shaft onjhis
placer claim on French creek. He
expects to strike bedrock at a depth
of 50 feet.   ���
Thirty men are working at the
Pioneer Placer Mines, on French
creek, 70 miles north of Revelstoke. R. W. Randall of Frisco
is superintendent.
When Piedmont oil stock was
selling in Rossland at from $1 to
81.25 a share, it was quoted in
Calgary at 45 to 50 cents. Far
away fields are green.
W. B. Charles died in Kamloops last month. He was born at
Hope in 1864, and has been a clerk
in the Land Registry office at
Kamloops for 24 years.
There were 20 cases before the
police court in Cbilliwach daring
May. One case was for Sunday
trading, and four for rnnning
bicycles on the sidewalk.
More than 23 years ago Dr. Sanson promised to meet the writer in
Nelson. Up to date Doc has been
too busy to leave Ashcroft long
enough to make the trip.
The C.P.R, will complete the
Pitt river bridge in November. It
is the largest bridge of its kind in
this province. The swing span is
276 feet long, and weighs 650 tons.
The first paper in West Kootenay was The Star. It was started
at Revelstoke in 1889 by Hugh
McCutcheon, who at that time
owned The Sentinel in Kamloops.
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt paid a
visit to Ainsworth in 1887. He
had with him the first safety razor
brought into Kootenay. He talked
all the time that he was in that
old camp, except when he was
sleeping. Several other colonels
have been in Ainsworth since
Teddy left.
Some people in Calgary call our
pew railway the Cattle Valley
Railway. From the time it is tak-,
ing to build the Kettle Valley they
probably think that the work train
is drawn by oxen.
Peter Peterson is in the hospital
at Revelstoke with blood poisoning. While on his ranch at, Dow-
nie creek, his dog chased a porcupine and g0fe filled with quills.
While pulling the quills out of tho
dog, he scratched his leg with one
of them and got poisoned.
Revelstoke is talking about putting an electric sign, upon the
mountain of thafe name for advertising purposes. Better put a big
type sign in the local papers. People can see the mountain when
they reach Revelstoke, but thousands would never know their was
such a town if ife did not possess
two of the best papers west of' the
R. C. Campbell-Johnston is writing articles on oil in Western Canada. More than 40 years ago his
cousin, Sir John Hay, lost $400,-
000 by fehe greatest oil swindle ever
perpetrated in Canada, and one
fchafe hurt Canada in fehe eyes of
British capitalists. Pumping oil
from the bottom of a big tank, was
one of fehe schemes used feo deceive
the innocent Britishers.
In the Big Bend country, above
Revelstoke T. R. Cummins has a
party, surveying 302 timber limits
for a Pennsylvania company. The
company pays annually $35,000 in
taxes on the limits. One of the
surveying party by the name of
Elliott or Ellicofefc was drowned recently in Downie creek on Sunday.
Since then none of the party will
work on Sunday. Suchsupersbitu-
tion is out of place in the backwoods.
Fresh meats, home-made sausage, halibut, salmon, shrimps,
crabs, etc. Smith's. Our specialty is fresh lamb and mutton.
C. P. R. Tunnel
- The tuttdel*wh_cli wis' built by.
the C.P.R. last summer has been
causing a great deal of criticism
in the district owing to the narrow and very dangerous approach.
The tunnel cannot be seen by the
travelling public until within a
few yards of it on account of the
winding turn in the road and the
high rock banks on each side,
thereby making it exceedingly
dangerous to life and property.
Then again the road at this point
is too narrow and the tunnel will
hardly permit two vehicles passing in opposite directions.
Mayor McLaine, Dr. MacLean,
Judge Hallett and G. A, Rendell
met six C.P,R.officials_on_Saturday afternoon and drove out to
the tunnel at the north end of
the citv to see what could be done
in the matter of straightening
out this dangerous approach.
That the matter is au important
one is shown by the fact that
among the important officials
who came to Greenwood were:���
W.O. Miller smpt. divisional lines,
H. B. Walkem, D. C. Fraser, C.
Hood, Phil. Wade and G. W.
Larken. Measurements and photographs of the approach were
taken and the C.P.R. engineer
claimed that the road could not
be fixed for less than $2,500 and
as Geo. Bury, vice-president and
general manager of western lines
had already promised our local
member, J. R. Jackson, an appropriation of $500, the officials were
unable to do anything further,
although they admitted that the
road should be fixed and that it
would cost in the neighborhood
of $2,500.
Judge Hallett has been appointed to meet the railway commission at Revelstoke on June IS
and enter a protest against the
C.P.R. receiving the sanction of
the commission for this right-of-
way and change of road.
The grades at both sides of the
tunnel are satisfactory but the
approach is absolutely dangerous
and the citizens as well as J. R-
Jackson, M.P.P. are doing tbe
proper thing in having this menace to public life rectified.
Why not try painting votsr
house this year. It will im-
p-ove its appearance wonderfully.
Smith's are headquarters for
paints and brushes. THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of
the earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morniug, and
believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes
in justice to everyone; from the man who mucks in the mine to the
king who sits on the cushions of the throne. It believes that advertising is the life of trade; and that one of the noblest works of
creation is the man who always pays the printer.
The Ledge is $2.00 a year m advance, or $2.50 when not so paid.
It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and
the county of Bruce. To the United States it is $2.50 a year, always
in advance.
A blue mark here indicates that your Subscription has
Decome deceased, and that the editor would once more
like to commune with your, collateral.
Oil,  oil, oil,   everywhere
and not a drop to burn.
There is many a collision
with the chips that pass in
the night.
One thousand tourists will
leave more money in B. C.
than a million bohunks,
The popular pastime with
many people these days is
crossing bridges before they
reach them.
Up to date it has been
found impossible, to prevent
the birds from singing on
Sundays in Toronto.
IT is about time some of
the towns in B.C., sat up,
and groped around to see if
they are alive.
There  is a lull in Calgary.    For the last ten min
utes   no one has
new oil company.
started a
It is a pity that Carrie
Nation died so soon. She
would be a heroine to the
Grits in Ontario these days.
IP the Grits win the election in Ontario, some * western people will have to pack
a bottle when they travel in
the cent belt.
Judging from the reports
about the terrific heat it
looks as though his Satanic
Majesty had moved east for
the summer.
IT has been discovered
that the farmers in the
Okanagan and Similkameen
can have early potatoes in
June by planting whole seed
in the fall. :....,.....
The Liberal candidates
in Ontario are laboring under
a disadvantage. Consistently they cannot buy booze
for voters, and few votes can
be speared with red pop.
The redistribution bill
gives Canada 243 members
in the House of Commons,
an increase of 13. In future
B.C. will have 13 members
instead of seyen. The solid
seven will be replaced by the
lucky 13.
In Germany a .process has
been invented to look into
the ground and locate ore
bodies, similar to locating a
bullet in a man's body with
the X ray. The inventor of
this wonderful machine can
get steady work by applying
to the editor of Greenwood's
leading excitement.
SOME people do not believe that a rooster can live
without a head, but such is
not the case. About 35
years ago a man exhibited a
headless rooster in an Ontario town, and others wishing to go on the road with a
cock of this kind for exhibition purposes began experimenting, and discovered that
about one bird out of a dozen
would live without its head.
The government finally stopped the destruction of birds
in. this way, upon the
grounds of cruelty to animals.
YEARS ago the Liberals in
Ontario advocated free
trade. Now they are trying
to ride into power by shouting for the abolition of the
bar. If they would shout
for free whiskev they would
surely be elected. After all
the only way to cure the
drink evil is to make whiskey
absolutely free of cost, and
as easy to obtain as water.
A policy of this kind would
in six months forever do
away with the curse of in/
temperate liquor absorption,
In that time all the dipsomaniacs would be dead, and
the balance of the people
would not drink whiskey because it would be too cheap
to be popular.
Thinking Themes
As I write this I can look out
of my window and see a Cloud, a
Hill, a Spire, a House, a Wall, a
Road and a Biver, in just this
order from top to bottom.
Life is not a Cloud, for a Cloud
has no substance, save thin mist.
Life is not a Hill, for a Hill, is
beautiful at a distance only, while,
life is near and dear, and its microscopic ways are as charming as
its prospective.
Life is not a Spire, for a Spire
points to a happiness grows in but
one place, Here, and at one time,
Now. The kingdom of life is
about us.
Life is not a House for a House
is permanent, while life is fleeting.
Many lives come and go, and the
House stands.
Life is not a wall, for a Wall is
a limitation, while life is infinite,
and has no bounds.
Life is not a road, for life roams
the fields and goes where other
men'have not gone. It flies over
the hedges as a bird, it treads tbe
forest as a deer.
Life is a Biver, always the same
yet ever different; alwayB passing,
always present; fluid, yet outlasting all walls and houses; flowing
yet induring; going, yet eternal.
'The River of Life".;is a true
symbol. The River is the one
natural object that ia both fleeting
and permanent.���Dr. Frank Crane.
Big Stakes
Mexico is the land of big stakes,
Thafe is one reason for its revolution; ife is also one reason why
many people believe, as Senator
Borah says, 'If the flag ever goes
up south of the Kio Grande, ife
will never come down.' The
country is too rich to let go.
Humbolt called it the treasure
house of the world.' Ife is all that
and more."
A man who has spent years of
his life on the south of the Rio
Grande and whom the stormy
times of the last few years in
Mexico had driven back to New
York, was telling about the things
lie had left behind there, the other
night, and this was the burden of
his tale.
He told of a subterranean lake
of oil, known feo be 200 miles long
and from 15 to 20 miles wide, with
a "gusher" that flowed more than
300,000 barrels in 24 hours before
ife was "capped" and regulated; of
valleys filled wifeh oil in that 24
hours; of vegetation drenched for
miles around. Oil���crude oil���is
worth roughly $1 a barrel at the
He told of ore that assayed $86,-
000 to the ton, and hundreds of
tons of it in sight, and the eyes of
fehe Americans who listened opened
"Under Spanish rule," said the
man from Mexico, "fehe mines of
Guanajuato alone produced over
$1,000,000,000 worth of silver.
The mine owners made millions so
quickly that one of the Spanish
viceroys was forced to issue an
order forbidding them from scattering handfuls of silver on the
streets because it increased the
number of beggars. Also ife was a
public nuisance.
"Well, it isn't very different in
the year 1914. For instance,
there's Pedro Alvarado, the owner
of the Palmillo mine, He is an
ignorant Indian who has no idea
how much money he has, nor any
idea of its value. In the last few
years he has builfc 50 churches, at
least 100 schools, and has given
away several fortunes. Christmas,
1910, Pedro Alvarado gave away
$2,000,000 to the poor 'for the love
of God,' he said.
"Pedro dresses like a peon, but
he has a beautiful home in which
there is the finest furniture, several pianos and twenty talking
machines. Before Porfirion Diaz
abdicated, Pedro offered to pay off
the national debt of Mexico. When
this was refused he got indignant
and gave away a fortune estimated to equal the interest on the
national debt for five years. Factl
���New York Mining Age.
"I belave," delared the Irishman, "that me youngest son's born
.fc.' be a surgeon."
"Pwbat leads ye t' say thot?"
aBked his friend.
"Oi caught him usin' th' scissors on a book O'id lately bought,
an' before Oi e'd stop him he cut
out th' appindix.''���Bohemian.
Now is the Time to Order Your
We Have Them in All The
Latest Weaves And Colors
Tbe family  remedy  fcr   Co-els   sod CoHs I
"Sb-oh casta to  little   and does   to mnchf
What War is Really Like
Brain and Brawn publishes the
following extracts from a Balkan
correspondence and commends
fchem to those who glibly talk of
war as if it were a frolic:
"A gun collides with a cart
(carrying wounded piled in heap
on filthy straw) and upsets it; wifeh
a crash, a shriek, a thud, the
human cargo rolls into the slush,
and the next gun goes right through
the sprawling heap of maimed
mankind. It does nofe much matter���only a few wounded men
wounded a little more. Where
fchey have fallen there is a purple
pool; when we pass fehe spot a minute later the men's heavy tread
splashes our faces with red specks.
"There were three surgeons in
the redoubt (Baghlarbashi;) these
did their best with almost every
necessary deficient. I saw them
at their work wifeh bare arms and
blood-stained bauds, soaked to fehe
skin, faces streaming with the
sweat of indescribably hard work;
they looked wifeh their saws and
knives like the torturers of the
Inquisition. Shirts served as ban-
dagps, volunteers assisted; but
hardened men turned sick at some
of the sights; halves of faces carried away, exposing to the core
life's machinery; limbs torn off,
bowels hanging out, pools of blood
in which swam brain remnants and
intesfeines like living worms; amputated legs and arms thrust into
corners as offal for the dogs.
Water ran short, for the enemy
held the springs in the vineyards.
Many drank the mnddy pool water
mixed with blood which had collected in the trenches; this caused
vomiting, followed by thirst even
greater than before."
That Little Account
���Visitor: "What lovely furniture!"
Little Tommy: "Yes; I think
the man we bought it from is sorry
now he sold it; anyway, he's always calling."
Did the Baby Hear?
Uncle Gus: "So this is tho baby
eh? I used to look just like him
at that age. What's he crying
about now?"
Niece Susie: "Oh, Uncle Gus,
he heard what you said."
Her Young Brother
Bobby: "My sisfeer will bo down
in a few minutes, Mr. Softly. She's
upstairs, rehearsing."
Mr. Softly: "What is she rehearsing?"
Bobby: "I don'fe know exactly.
But she's standing in front of the
mirror and blushing and saying,
'Oh, Mr. Softly���er-^-this ia so
sudden!' "
What he Could Do
The tramp passed outside the
"Get on your way," shouted the
lady of the house. "I ain't got no
wood to chop. There ain't nothing you could do around herfl."
"Bufe, madam, there is," retorted fehe wayfarer wifeh dignity.
"I conld give you a few lessons in
City Girl���Whafe makes the lake
such a beautiful green today?
Boatman���Three grass widows
do be in bathing mum.���Boston
The Midway Store for Quality Goods
I have for sale, Dain Mowers, John Deere Binders*
Stackers, Side Delivery and Sweep Rakes, Dain Hay
Presses, and Deere and Dain Hay Loaders,
^P|PJ5,-?l^,lP|!,lP^PlP^p|^'^^ll,|p|CJS, if if & jp if ��r a?ef if if if if if jp _?��?_?���
Cbe Stratbcona Rotes
Under new management, JAMES MARSHALL. Prop J
Nelson's best located and most popular hotel.   Rooms with ^
private baths, steam heat in every room. ^
Commercial Rates Given.        i Best Sample Rooms in Nelson, J
***************** f&n'ififfifvfiftf'ififififtftfif-
Best attention given to tourist and Family Trade,
Hotel Brooklyn
The Only First Class and Up-to-Date
Hotel in Phoenix, New from cellar
to roof, Best Sample rooms in the
Boundary* Opposite Great Northern
Depot.   X   X   Modern Bathrooms
O, D, Bush, Prop,
Phoenix, B, Q
Che Ralcyon Sanitarium
X    -
THE WINDSOR HOTEL is one of the best furnished
hotels in the west. It is located in the heart of Greenwood and within easy reach of all the financial and
commercial institutions of the Copper Metropolis.
Heated with Steam and Lit by Electricity
Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete with
all modern beverages arid the meals are the best. Booms
reseived by telegraph.
I Cbe fiunie Bote. |
The only ut_vtodate Hotel in the interior, - First-class
in every respect,
Hot and Cold Water; Steam Heat and Telephone in
each room.
First Class Bar and Barbar Shop
Steam Heated; Electric Ughted.
RATIOS $1.00 per day and up; European Plan.
Bus Meets all Trains and Boats.
���$�����!�����*��* $"%"%��* * ^^4*4.4.^^
Is tlie home for all tourists and
milliorifii-cs visiting New Denver, British Columbia,
A. JACOBSON, Proprietor.
Grand Forks, B.C., is in tlie centre
oi the city, and furnishes the public
with every accommodation at
reasonable rates.
I.mil Larson, Proprietor,
Kaslo, B. C��� is a comfortable
borne for ali who travel to that
J. W. COCKLE, Prop.
Nelson, B. C, is run on the American and European plan. Steam
heated rooms. All white labor.
.Special attention paid- to dining
Princeton, B. C., is the headquarters for miners, investors
and railroad men. A fine loca-'
tion and everything first-class
Plenty of first class rooms, and
a scenic balcony, Everything
new and cheerful about the
house, The dining room is in
charge of one of the most noted
chefs in the Kootenay, Friends
tourists and strangers always
Kansorae & Cai_.plH.ll, Props,
Bridesville, B. C. This hotel is
within easy reach of all the leading
Boundary towns and the centre of
a fine farming district.
THOMAS   DON At D,   Proprietor.
Trail, B. C���This hotel has been
thoroughly renovated. Itis heated
by steam, and has hot and cold
water in all rooms. A pleasant
home for all who travel.
Princeton. This liotel is new, comfortable
well-furnished, and is close to the railway
depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms.
SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors
Rock Creek, B. C. This hotel is
situated on historic ground, and
has tasty rneals and excellent
T. R. HANSON, Proprietor.
The Newest and Largest Hotel in
the City. Everything neat, clean
and comfortable- Steam heat and
electric light, Meals and drinks at
all hoars.
Has recently been thoroughly
renovated and re-furnished, and
is now the greatest health resort npon the continent.   Natural hot water in baths, 124 degrees of beat. A course of baths
at  Halcyon  will  cure nervous
and muscular diseases and elim-
rinate rheumatism; andrmetalic;
poisons from the system. "The;
water heals liver, kidney; and
stomach complaints.   The rates
are $2 a day up; or $12 weekly
up.   Pcstoffice, express and telegraph offices in connection.
Chlorine         8.14
Sulphuric Acid    363-43
Silica       74.29
Lime       84.57
Alkalies as Soda         5.91
Magnesia .'-.    232.00
Lithia 86
Sulphuretted Hydrogen     32.00
Oliniam Boyd, Proprietor,
fialcyon, B. C;
Sandon. The largest hotel in Sandon. Large and pleasant rooms.
Dining room and restaurant.
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. A
comfortable hotel for miners and
THOMPSON & HOLTEN, Proprietors
Rock Creek, B. C. This is one of
the oldest hotels in the Kettle Valley. Excellent accommodation for
all travellers.
S. T. LASSEN. Proprietor.
Dead wood, B. C This liotel is
within easy distance of Greenwood
and provides a comfortable home
for travellers. The bar has the
-best of wines, liquors and cigars.
The Really Best House
in the Boundary.
Recently Remodelled and
Strictly Up-to-Date.
Restaurant in connection
Tbe Knob Hill Hotel
One of the largest hotels in
the city.   Beautiful location.
fine rooms and tasty meals.
Subscribers are reminded that
The Ledge is $2 a year when
paid in advance. When not so
paid it is $2.50 a year.
mue-iilh 1   "" e^ilBJU;
When you go to a dealer's
store to hear a Phonograph
be sure you hear an Edison
If you do not hear an Edison you do not hear a phonograph. There is only one Edison and only one Phonograph
bearing his name. The Edison Phonograph is Mr. Edison's
own personal achievement. He invented it and he perfected it. He is responsible for its clear, lifelike musical
Records���the Blue Amberols, unbreakable, playing four
minutes and lasting a lifetime. He has produced the
indestructible diamond reproducing point, that never needs
changing. He has recently
perfected this new cabinet
model���a thing of beauty
in itself and a marvel of
musical perfection.
Hear this new model. Hear the
new Blue Amberol Records, em- ���
bracing everything worth while
in the field of songs and instrumental music.
Edison Ambeirola VI
Olinet Mahojany or Golden Oalc. Diamond
Point Reproducer; Powerful Sprint. Molar.
Play. Blue Amberol Recordi
CI Cd won-*
Edison Phonograph, and Recordi are told by
TM, Gulley ����� Co.
Contractor and Builder
Doors, Windows, Sash.
All kinds of carpenter work neatly done.
Box 127
Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meat.., Fish
and Poultry. Shops in nearly all the
towns ol .the Boundary and Kootenay.
Are tbe Best Clear Havanas in Canada
Made by Onion Labor in tlie best Hygienic Factory in the country.   Call for
tliem and get value for your money instead of rope
WILBERG & WOLZ, Prop. B.C. Clear
Factory. Mew Westminster, B. C.
��� ��� ��� ���
Imperator and Kootenay fifiandard
Cigare.   Made bv    .
How he Managed It
Gibbs: "I went on a railway
journey tbe other day and took a
box of cigars with me."
Nibbs: "Well, I suppose you
had a good smoke?"
Gibbs: "Aye, I had that; but
when the train had started I found
I had no matches.''
Nibbs: "No matches, and yet
you enjoyed a good smoke?" How
did you manage for a light?"
Gibbs: "Well, you see, I opened fehe box, took out one, and thafe
made the box a cigar lighter."
Pleasant Evening Reveries. A Column Dedicated to
Tired Mothers as they Join the Home Circle at Evening
I deal in Second-hand
goods and have the
largest sign in B. C.
I buy or sell anything from a needle
to a carload.
is all riglit if sborn of liumbuggery.
Too much water drinking is just
as injurious as too much liquor or
qnything else.
are medicinal if, not abused. Every
household should have a moderate
supply of pure wines or liquors in
the closet for emergency���either
unexpected, visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure liquor
in time may forestall all necessity
for drugs.
| Greemvooa Liquor company. Importers, Greenwood, B* ���.
Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m.
Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m.
g JOHN FULLEF       *       ,       ,    u PROPRIETOR g
Greenwood & Midway
Leaves Greenwood for Spokane
at 8:20 a.m., & for Oroville at 3:10
p. m. Leave orders at Terhune's
Cigar Sfeore.       Ohables Russell.
��� *
il tt le
CO., LT'D.
Leaves Mother I.ode
9,30 a. m.
6:30 p. m.
Leaves Greenwood
|j     Saturday  last   stage    leaves
(fc Mother Lode 6 p. __.   Returning,
Si leaves-Greenwood 10 p. m ���-
2:00 p.
8:30 p.
Greenwood Office
Who Are "Just Ready to Drop."
When you are "just ready to drop,"
when you feel so weak that you can
hardly drag yourself about���and because you hare not slept well, you
get up aa tired-out next morning as
when you went to bed, you need help.
Miss Lea Dumas writes from Ma-
lone, N. Y., saying: "I was in a badly run-down condition for several
weeks but two bottles of Vinol put
me on my feet again and made me
strong and well Vinol lias done me
more good than all the other medicines I ever took.'*
If the careworn, run-down women,
the pale, sickly children and feeble
old folks around here would follow
Miss Dumas' example, they, too, would
soon be able to say that Vinol, our
delicious cqd liver and Iron remedy,
had built them up and made them
It Is a wonderful, strength creator
and body-builder, and we sell it under a guarantee of satisfaction. You
get your money back If Vinol does
not help you.
J. Iy. White, druggist, Greenwood
Sec. 49
NOTICE is hereby given that, on tlie 1st day
of July next, application will _e mado to
the Superi_tendc.it of Provincial Police for the
raosfcrof the licence for the sale of liquor .by
retail in and upon the premises known as
The Bridesville Hotel situated at Bridesville,
British Columbia, from Thomas Walsh to
Thomas Donald, of Bridesville, B.C.
Dated this 23rd (Lay of May, 1914.
Licence Holder.
The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the
following scale for legal advertising:
Application   for   Liquor Licence
{30 days) .. $5.oo.
Certificate of Improvement Notice
(60 days). I7.50
Application to Purchase Land No-
... tices (60days) $7.50
Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90
days) $10.00
Water Notices (small).  .. .$7.50
All other legal advertising, 12 cents a
line, single column, for the .first insertion; and 8 cents a line for each subse
quent Insertion. Nonpariel measurement
Leading Tailor oi the Kootenays.
KASLO      B.C.
The tunnel of The Argo
mine is only a few minutes
walk from the centre of Green*
wood and visitors can see the
workings at anytime. Investors should examine the property. It is situated on a
highly mineralized mountain,
and the lead may be struck
at any time.
During the 37 months that Lowery's
Claim was on earth it did business all
over the world. It was the most
unique, independent and fearless journal over produced in Canada. Political
and theological enemies pursued it with
the venom of a rattlesnake until the
government shut it out of the mails,
and its editor ceasad to publish it
paitly on account of a lazy liver and
partly because it takes a pile of money
to run a paper that is outlawed, lhere
are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents
and get one or $2 and get' the bunch,
Greenwood, B. C.
Hotpoint Electric Appliances
Mazda Tungsten Lamps
Greenwood City Waterworks Company
We need to remember that success in life is not success
in material life alone but in the social and religious'as well.
That a man is not a practical man who is a mtrchant, a
merchant, a teacher merely; he must also be a citizen, a
neighbor, a friend, a son, perhaps a brother, a husband, a
father���and most important of all a little child in the garden of a Heavenly King,
���*    *    *
The Countess Irma is one of the characters in a German
novel entitled ' 'On the Heights.'' In her journal are found
the following beautifully expressed sentiments;
"Modern culture cannot take the place of religiou; religion makes all men equal, culture unequal. There must
however, some day, be a system of culture which will make
all men equal; then only will it be the right or the true.
We are only yet at the beginning."
"So long as we carf say 'father,' or 'mother' there is a
love on the earth which bears .one up in its arms. It is
only w_t_n the parents are dead that we are set down on
the ground." '
' 'We only see all the good nests when the trees are bare
and there is nothing more in them."
"Every man, wherever he may be, is standing, unfore-
boded, on a height, from which he does not see the signs
of mortality. If one saw them .there would be no more
work in the world���no more song. ��
"The most mysterious, dreamy thoughts are like a bird
on a twig; he sings, but if he sees an eye watching him he
flies away."
"A man who allows himself to alter his sentiments, and
permits the hunger of his character to be changed, is conquered by the world, and exists no longer as himself."
Perchance you think that your hubsand's disposition is
much changed; that he is no longer the sweet tempered,
ardent lover he used to be. This may be a mistake. Consider his struggle with the world���his everlasting race
with, the busy competition of trade. What is it that makes
him so eager in the pursuit of gain, so energetic by day,
so sleepless by night, but his love of home, wife and
children, and a dread that their respectability, according
to the light in which he conceived it, may be encroached
upon by the strife of existence. This is the true secret of
that silent care which pueys upon the hearts of many men;
and true if is, that when love is least apparent, it is nevertheless the active principle which animates the heart,
though fears and disappointments make up a cloud which
obscures the warmer element. As above the clouds their
is a glorious sunshice while below are showers and gloom,
so with the conduct of man, behind the gloom of anxiety
there is a bright fountain of high and noble feeling.
Thinking of this in those moments when clouds seem __to.
lower upon our domestic peace and by tempering your
conduct accordingly, the gloom will soon pass away and
warmth and brightness take its place.
You Can Get
No. 1 FEED
Feed Store
E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist, Box B1108, Nelson, B. C.
Charges:���Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,
$1 each. Gold-Silver, or S_.er-I.ead.
fci.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,
Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay office in
British Columbia.
and Tinner
I am prepare! to exs
ecute all orders for
plumbing and tinsmith/
ing in city or country.
All  the   latest  methods  in  high-class
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 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 oistrict in which the
rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Bach application must be accompanied
by a fee of $s which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available
bnt not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at th* rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the "mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and 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 lessee 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
ment of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion I*ands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Bank of Montreal
Capital, paid up, $16,000,000        Rest, $16,000,000.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS, .1,0*0,317.80
Hon. President: Lord Strathcona andMoont Royal, G.C.M.G. G.C.V.O.
President: H. V. Merbdith, Esq.
General Manager: Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor
Branches inLondo^Ens:.!^^---^} New York, Chicago
Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and
Travellers' Credits, available in any part of the world.
Greenwood Branch   - C. B. Winter, Mgr.
-__E_-U_DER LAIRD. General Manaser JOHN AIRD, Am* General
Tnickly stops cooefcs,  cones colds, and  bealc
tbe tit-tat an- fonts.       a      u      9fl cents-
Corner Abbott & Hastings Streets,
VANCOUVER.   -   -   -   B.C.
A SITTING of the County Court of Yale, will
Joe holden at the Court House, Greenwood,
on Tuesday the 30th  day   of Jane, 1914,  at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
By order,
Registrar C. O. of Y,
your Razors Honed
and Your Baths at
About Float.
Float is not a periodical.
It is a book containing 86
illustrations all told, and
is filled with sketches and
stories of western life. It
tells how a gambler cashed
in after the flush days.of
Sandon; how it rained in
New Denver long after
Noah was dead ; how a
parson took a drink at
��� Bear Lake in early days;" ^
how justice was dealt in
Kaslo in '93; how the
saloon man outprayed the
women in Kalamazoo, and
graphically depicts the
roamings of a western
editor among the tender-
feet in the cent belt. It
contains the early history
of Nelson and a romance
of the Silver King mine.
In it are printed three
western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send for
one before it is too late.
The price is 25 cents,
postpaid to any part of the
world. Address all letters to
R. T. Lowery
He Does Not Advertise.
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
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 one of them or by tbe survivor. 831
H. MARCON   -   laiagef of Gieoivood ui Bod Creel. Brack5
Breathes there a man with'soul so'dead
Who never to himself has said:
'My trade of late is getting bad,
I'll try another ten-inch ad!"
If there be. go mark him well,
For him no bank account shall swell,
No angels watch the golden stair,
To welcome home the millionaire.
The man who never asks for trade,
By local line, or add displayed,
Cares more for rest than worldly gain,
And patronage bat gives him pain.
Tread lightly, friends; let no rude sound
Disturb his solitnde profound,
Here let him lie in calm repose.
Unsought except by men he owes.
And when he dies, go plant him deep
That nothing may disturb his sleep,
Where no rude clamor may disjjel
That quiet that he loved so well.
And that the world may know its loss,
Place on a. stone a wreath of moss,
And on a stone above "Here lies
A fossil, who did not advertise." THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The gold discovery of Thompson
and Mevrick in the Coquihalla valley has attracted many prospectors
and upwards of 30 claims havf-
been staked. Parties are leaving
Hope now with supplies and equipment.
Already the district has drawn
the attention of fehe professional
'kuoclcer.' The mining experts of
tho Vancouver Province says: "Ex
agger., ted reports are being disseni
inated regarding the gold in Ccqui
halla valley. Ib is feme that small
specimens of rich ore hav_ been
obtained, but the gold is pockety.
Vancouver wants no more repetition of Steamboat Mountain."
Tho people of Hope were not to
blame for the Steamboat Mountain
fraud. Ic was engineered by
crooks from Colorado and crooks
in Vancouver. Its failure argue*
nothing at all about the mineral
possibilities of  fehe Skagit Valley,
''The gold, without exception, is<
associated with porphyry dykes.
Tlie great number and wide distribution of these dykes make it a
promising  field for   prospecting,"
o-o<>ock>o<k>oo<>cw>o<><>o<hk)Oci<>ck> They own the Robin and Page on
is the  official
reporfe.���West Yale
In The Slocan.
The crosscut tunnel on the Apex
is in about 500 feet, aud it is expected the ore body will be reached
within the next hundred feet. The
rock is very hard. Two shifts are
being worked.
Thos. Avison took up supplies
to the Idaho mine Friday last, aud
commenced the season's work this
week on the lease of the property.
J. H. Corey and Louis Scaia are
asosciat-ed with him in. the lease.
the east, aud it is not improbable
thafe they will eventually purchase
th Echo and Tiger group north of
the Alpha, and the Lost Bear west
of it.���Slocan Record.
D. A. MacKenzie, manager of
the Ruth-Hope, Sandon, returned
from Nelson Friday, where he had
been getting repairs for the compressor plant. Ife is the intention
to use power in development work
on the Ruth-Hope this season.
Men were put to work on the
Harfeney group this week by J. D.
McMasfeer, the resident manager
of the Queen's Head Mining Company. A Burvey is being made
with a view to continuing the lower
tunnel from which an upraise will
be made to the winze sunk for
about 20 feet from the No. 3 level.
Morris Davis and Jos. A. Mc-
Phee have completed the trail to
their claims near the head of
the lake and will commence development work next week. The ore
is gold bearing, and last year a
crosscut tunnel was commenced to
tap fehe vein a depth. The work
on this tunnel will be continued
this season. G. S. Vanstone is
interested with them in the group
of claims.
Lasfe week, while ground sluicing, a vein was exposed on the
Capella, on Goat mountain under
lease to W, R. Will. The vein is
east of the old workings from
which the rich ore was mined some
years ago. Ife will be a week or
two before definite information in
reference to extent and values of
the vein can be ascertained although it is believed feo be a continuation of the vein on which
work had previously been done
with so satisfactory results to the
This week, through Patsy Clark,
Standard company acquired the
Alpha and Anacor.es claims. The
Alpha was owned by McKenzie &
McNaught, and lies north of the
Standard, with the Surprise Fractional Tying between. The Anacortes was owned by James Mc-
Naught, and adjoins the Standard
and Surprise on the west. The
amount of the purchase price has
not been given out for publication.
The Standard people have been
filter these claims for some time.
Frogs and the Candle.
Housekeeping in
British Honduras
William J. Long, the naturalist,
has made a study of frogs and their
habits, and the following story from
his book, "Wilderness Ways,"
tells of the strange power exerted
over these creatures by a light:
The most curious and interesting
bife of their strange life, ho says,
came out at night, when they were
fascinated by my light. I used
sometimes to sefe a candle on a piece
of board for a float, and place it in
the water close to the shore, where
fehe ripples would set it dancing
gently. Then I would place a
little screen of bark at [the shore
end of the float, and_sit down be
hind it in darkness.
Presently two points of light
would begin to shine, then to scintillate, out among the lily-pads,
chigwooltz would come stealing in,
his eyes growing bigger and brighter with wonder. He would place
his forearms akimbo on the edge of
tho iloat, aud lift himsetf up a bit,
like an old man, and stare steadfastly at fehe light. And there he
would stay as long as I wonld let
him, just staring and blinking.
Soon two other points of light
would come stealing in from the
other side, and another frog would
set his elbows on the float and stare
hard across at the first comer. And
then two more shining points, and
two more, till twelve or fifteen frogs
were gathered about my beacon, as
thick as they could find elbow
on the float, all staring and blink
ing like so many strange water
owls come up from the bottom to
debate weighty things, with a liitle
flickering will-o'-the-wisp nodding
grave assent in the midst of them.
But never a word was spoken; the
silence was perfect.
Sometimes one, more facinated
or more curious than the others
would climb on the float, and put
his nose solemnly into the light.
Then there would be a loud sizzle,
a jump and a splash; the candle
would go out, and the wondering
circle of frogs would scatter to the
lily-pads again, all swimming as if
in a trance, dipping their heads
under water to wash the light from
their bewildered eyes.
About Insurance
Both at the Club
So bent was he on his work that
he did not here the door as it was
pushed gently open, nor see the
curly head that was thrust into hiB
office. A little sob attracted his
notice, and, turning, he saw a face
that was streaked with tears and
told plainly the feelings had been
"Well, my little man,   did you
want to see me?"
"Are you a lawyer?"
"Yes.   What do you want?"
"I   want"���and   there   was   a
resolute   ring   in   his   voice���"I
want a divorce from my papa and
Minister���'So you are going to
school now, are you, Bobby?"
Bobby  (aged six)���"Yes,  sir."
Minister���"Spell kitten for me."
Bobby���' Oh,   I'm   further advanced   than   that.    Try   me   on
Let us get rid of false eetimates,
set up all the higher ideals���a quiet
home; cultivate vines of our own
planting; a few book_ full of inspiration of a genius; a few friends
worthy of being loved and able to
love as in turn; a hundred innocent pleasures that bring no pain
or remorse; a devotion to ihe right
that will never swerve; a simple religion empty of all bigotry, fnll of
trust and hope and love; and to
such a philosophy this world will
give up all the empty joy it has.���
David Swing.
The  trials  of a housekeeper in
British  Honduras arc  many  and
varied,   service   being   indifferent
and food not of the best quality.
Milk and butter are tinned, and
vegetables have   to   be imported
from    the   States.     Thinking   to
remedy this, wo attempted to grow
our own vegetables, but soon found
this to be impossible,  owing to the
fact that the garden  was infested
with crabs���a novel pest for a garden, surely!   Tho crustaceans may
apparently have all been  killed off
one year, but   the   next autumn
they swarm down to the sea again
from    their     unknown    breeding
places inland in veritable armies.
Sitting on  the veranda,  one can
hear    their   shells   clacking   and
clashing against each other as they
hustle past the house.    We tried
to circumvent the pests by wiring
in the   vegetable   plofe,   but . this
proved unavailing, as their is water
a foot below the surface,   and the
crabs had only to  dive down   one
side of the fence  and   come   up
smiling oil the other.   These crabs
are not the ordinary  variety, and
are not generally  used  for food.
At one time of the year,   however,
their shells  turn  blue,   and then
the colored  people consider them
edible.    Two men go out at night,
one with a lantern and  one with a
sack,  into    which the crabs   are
thrown as they are collected.    We
occasionally sit on  the lawn close
to the sea, and if we remain perfectly quiet and motionless  for a
minute or so the crabs come out; of
their   holes   all   around   us;   the
slightest movement   on  our parfe,
however,    sends    them   scuttling
back to their habitations. - Wide
World Magazine.
A Mule of Peru
This marvelous feat was related
to a lady travelling in Peru via
trail and mule-train, by the priest
who claimed to have owned the
dariug and resourceful animal he
told about. In Peru many of the
trails are mere ledges cufc out of
the solid rock, the precipice falling
away for hundreds of feet to the
river below on one side and rising
equally steep and straight on the
other side.
This priest was journeying on
his mule over just such a trail,
when suddenly to his horror on
rounding abend, he saw that an
avalanche had swepfe nearly twenty
feet of the trail completely away.
The trail was narrow; he could not
turn and he dared uofe dismount.
Far below roared the river, above
reared hundreds of feet of sheer
rock. Giving up for lost, he took
out his beads and began to say his
prayers before going to meet his
The mnle in the meantime had
been viewing the situation intently.
The priest felt him move, then cbe
mule reared up on his hind legs.
His master thought he was about
to plunge over the edge and clung
to the saddle thinking the end was
near���but no, slowly the mule
turned on his hind legs, turned
until he was facing back dowu fehe
trail. Then he came down on all
four feet again and commenced
the return journey.
It was a wonderful display of intelligence and courage and one
that is scarcely credible, but the
prieBt vouched for its truth while
others admitted that the trail had
been swept away and that the mule
had in some way brought his master safely back. Later, to the
priest's great sorrow, the valuable
animal was stolen and he never
saw him again.���W.G. Rushworfeb.
The following is submitted by a
Southern Yukoner:
"A bunch of men  were talking
about accident   insurance.      One
fellow sitting back, taking it all in
without  saying anything,   at last
spoke up and said.    I have no use
for   accident   insurance    (speaker
to the  audience)  accident insurance, that rather hard to say, can
you  say that quick, anyway that
not the story,    As I was saying,
or rather as he was saying,  I have
no   use   for   accident   insurance.
They say how is that?   He said,
well its just this way,  I had an
accident insurance,  was having a
house built at the time,  on a holiday I went over to see how, they
were getting along.    There was no
one there, so I had a good look
around, went up into the attic and
there was a pile of bricks.    They
had built a chimney and those were
left  over,  I suppose.    I thought
now those bricks had got to go
down, I might as well  help the
thing along and take them  down.
They had a block up in the peak
of the roof, with a rope through it,
and a barrel on one end of the rope
that they used for pulling  up the
bricks,   mortar and stuff.     So   I
went down pulled  up the barrel,
tied a rope around a beam, went
up to put the bricks in  the barrel,
came down untied the rope and before I kuew what had happened I
was going up to  beat the band,
met the barrel coming down and
we had a set-to right there bnt the
barrel got the best of ife.    It got
away with some of me and a whole
lot of my clofehes.    We continued
fehe journey, till I struck the roof
aud the  barrel  struck   the floor,
with such a bump, it knocked  the
bottom out of it, then I was heavier than the barrel and down I
came, met the barrel coming up
and  we had another set to, with
much the same result as the first,
I went on down till the   pile of
bricks hit me so hard they  sort of
dazed me, yes they sort of dazed
me, so that I let go the rope; down
came the barrel on top of me.
As soon as I was able I applied
to the Insurance Co., for damages,
for five separate accidents, one
when I met the barrel coming
down, another when I struck the
roof, the third when I met fehe barrel coming up, the fourth when I
hit the pile of bricks, or the pile of
bricks hit me, the fifth when the
barrel came down on top of me.
They called it all one accident,
allowed me fourteen dollars damages, a dollar a day for the two
weeks I was laid up. Now what
do you think of that? Wasn't
that prebfcy small? No sir, I have
no use for accident insurance since
that. You seem to think its
funny, if you'd been ife, you
wouldn't have seen the joke, you
might of felt it though, felt it was
all on you.
A regular meeting of the City
Council was held in the Council
Chambers on Monday evening,
June 15, Mayor McLaine and
Aids. MacLean, McCreath, Jenkins
and Rendell present.
After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read and
adopted, Messrs. Fleming and
Kinney on behalf of the citizens
committee asked the Council to
donate $150 towards defraying the
expenses of I. H. Hallett, who had
been donated tho sole delegate by
the committee to appear before the
Board of Railway Commissioners
at Revelstoke, to oppose the application for approval by the C.P.Ry.
of the subway north of tho city
Jenkins���McCreath���That tho
request bo granted and a sum not
to exceed $100 bo voted for this
purpose.   Carried.
She: "Andy, our father gave
five hundred pounds for thafe pic-
tare. Just to show how much you
care for Art, I suppose?"
The Son and Heir: "No. Jnsfe
to show how much we don't care
for five hundred pounds, "r���Sydney
We desire but the good of fehe
world and the happiness of the
nations; yet they deem us a stirrer
up of strife and sedition worthy of
bondage  and banishment.     That
all nations should become one in
faith and all men as brothers; that
the bonds of affection and unity
between the sons of men should be
strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences
of race be annulled.   What harm
is there in tbis?   Yet bo it shall be;
these fruitless strifes,  these ruinous wars, shall pass away, and the
"most great peace" shall  come.
Is not this which Christ foretold.
Yet do we see  your kings   and
rulers    lavishing  their  treasures
more   freely   on    means   for the
destruction of the human race than
on that which would conduce to
the happiness of mankind.    These
strifes and this bloodshed and discord must cease, and all men be as
one kindred and one family.    Let
not a man glory in this, that he
loves his country; let him rather
glory in this,   that he loves his
I kind.��� Abdul Baha.
A letter was read from the B. C.
Telephone Co., re a continuous
service for Greemvood provided
they could get 35 additional subscribers. As an alternative the
Council feo contribute $20 per
month towards the additional expense.
Rendell���McCreath ���That a
grant of 810 per month be made
providing a continuous service is
installed and the letter be received
and fyled.    Carried.
The following accounts were
ordered to be paid: The Ledge,
$10.90; Rock Creek Trading Co ,
$0.75; L. A. Smith & Co., $7.30;
Wm. Miller, $12.50; Charles Kinney, SS.75; Sacred Heart Hospital,
$50; Greenwood City Waterworke,
$8.25, and $115; M. Christiauson,
The tenders for sidewalks were
laid over until next meeting.
Mr. Clery is getting ready to
build his new hotel.
Archie McLeod has gone to the
North Fork.
The bridge crew are at work repairing bridges.
Mr Colie, our fire warden, is up
the main river looking out for
The road crew has gone on their
annual excursion to Canyon Cifey.
The main river road was washed
out in one place. It has been repaired alright until the next
How and Where to  Buy Wedding
Gifts and Wedding Jewellery
Where will I buy my wedding gifts and wedding jewellery? is a question which will be asked often during the
month of June. In fact it is a question which is always
being asked.
Our Illustrated Catalogue will find you the answer.
OUR WEDDING JEWELLERY is well represented in
this valuable shoppers guide, and from it you may choose
appropriate gifts tor bride's maids, groom's men, maid's
of honor and others,
From the illustrations of cut glass and silver shown in
the catalogue, gifts of good quality at easy prices may be
readily selected,
All orders received by us will be forwarded with the
utmost despatch at our risk, prepaid by us. We can
serve you satisfactorily no matter how far away you
may be,
Geo, R Trorey, Man. Dir. VANCOUVER, B. C
| Stanfield's Underwear. |
1 Bell's Shoes |
| Mallory Hats |
1 Semi-Ready Clothing 1
1        P. W. GE0RGE
Reduced Fares
On Sale June 1st, to September 30th
Final Return Limit October 31st
-   ���   $60.00
Montreal    -
-    $105.00
St. Paul    -
-    -   60.00
St. John    -
���      120.00
Chicago    -
-   -    72.50
Halifax     -    ���
���      129.35
Toronto   -
-    -    92.00
New York
-     108.50
Compartment Observation Cars. Electric
Lighted Standard Sleepers
"Canadian Pacific Service"
District Passenger Agent,
Nelson, B. C.
Christian Science service will
be held in the Oddfellows Hall on
Sunday at 11 a.m. All welcome.
On the 3rd Friday, of each month
at 8 p.m. testimonial meetings
will be held in the same hall.
Sunday school eyery Sunday
Rev. J. H. Hobbins will preach
in the Methodist church next
Sunday at 7:30 p. m. Sunday
School 2.30 p.m.
Service in the Presbyterian
church next Sunday, June 21st,
will be held in the morning at
11 o'clock. Sunday School and
Bible Class 2:30 p. m. Rev. J.
R, Munro Pastor.
Services in St. Jude's church
Sunday next. Matins and celebration of Holy Communion, 11
a.m. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.
Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m.
Rev. R. D. Porter, Vicar,
Catholic Church, Rev. DomG.
Dorval, Rector, Mass 2nd and 4th
Sunday, at 10 o'clock. Evening
service at 7.30, sermon and'benediction.-. Daily Mass at the hospital at 6 o'clock. Confessions are*.
heard half an hour before mass.   )/.' i
SEALED TENSERS addressed to the under-  (���
signed, unci endorsed "Tender for Third  yL
Class Detention Building', Prince Rupert, B.C."   l1
will be received at this office until 4.00  p.m. on
Wednesday, July 9, 1914, for the construction of
a Third Class Detention Building, Prince Ru-     jr
pert, B.C. ,���/��*,
Plans, specifications and form of contract caiy j f\
he seen and forms of tender obtained at the '
offic of Mr. Wm. Henderson, resl dent arch-tor
Victoria, B.C., and at this Department. y
Pecsous tendering- are notified   that tend/
will   not   be  considered   unless  made  ou t
printed forms supplied, and signed  with th$
actual signatures, stating their occupations av
places of residence.   Iu the case of firms, the.
actual signature, the nature of the occupation'1,
and place of residence of each member of the/
Arm must be given. '.
Bach   fender must be accompanied  by .an
accepted check on a chartered bank, made pay- ���������
able to the order of the Honourable the Mid--
later of Public Works, equal to ten (10p.c.)of.;
the amount of the tender, which will be for-'
feited it the person tendering decline to enter
into a contract when called npon to do so, or
fail to complete the work contracted for.   If
the tendar be not accepted  the cheque will be
returned. >
The Department does not bind itself to accept \
the lowest or any tender. |
By order '  ''
, Secretary, j
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa. June 6,1914. v
Newspapers will not be-pairi for this advertisement If they insert it without authority
from the Department.���62675   '
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the under- t
signed, and endorsed "Tender for Public
Building, Prince Rupert B.C." will be received
at this office until 4.00 p.m. on Monday, July
0, 1914. for the construction of the. Public
Building above mentioned.
Plans, specification and form of contract' can
be seen and forms of tender obtained at tha
offices of Mr. (I, B, Hull, District Engineer,
Prince Rupert, B. C; Mr. Wm. Henderson,
resident architect, Victoria, B.C., and at this
Department.   ���   ._._������_,..
Parsons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on tlie
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations,
and places of residence. In the case of firms,
'he actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a charted bank, payable
to the order of the Honorable the Minister ol
Public Works, equal to ten per cent. (10 p. c.) of
the amount of the tender, which will bo forfeited
if the person tendering decline to enter iato a
contract when called upon to do so, or fall to
complete tue.work contracted for. If the lander be not accepted tho cheque will ba returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender
By order
Department Public Works Office,
Ottawa, June 5,1914.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority
from tbe Department.���62588
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for
Quay Wall aud Sxca-atlon at Victoria Harbor,
will be received at this office until 4.00 p.m. on
Monday, July 27, 1914, for the construction of
the aforesaid building.
Plans, specification and form of contract
can be seen and forms of tender obtained at this
Department and at the offices of tbe District
Engineers at Victoria, B.C.; New Westminster
B.C.; Confederation Life Building, Toronto,
Ont.; and Shaughnessy Building, Montreal,
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on tbe
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actnal signatures, stating their occupations and
places 01 residence. In the case of firms, the
actnal signature, the nature of the occupation
and place of residence of each member of the
firm most be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to
the order of the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, equal to ten per cent (10 p.c.)
of the amount of the tender, which will be forfeited if the perion tendering decline to enter
into a contract when called noon to do so. or
fail to complete the work contracted for. If the
tender be not accepted the cheqne will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
NOTE:���Blue prints can be obtained at the
Department of Public Works by depositing an
accepted bank cheqne for the sum of $3500
made payable to the order of the Honorable
th�� Minister of Public Works, which will be
returned if the intaading Udder sabmi. a regular bid.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa. Jaa�� ��, 1914
Newspapers will not be paid for this  adver-
t-_��eat il they Insert  it without  asthority
-root the Dcfart_D_atr-609tt.


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