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THE  OLDEST  MIKING CAMP   NEWSPAPER   IN   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
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Vol.   XXII.
GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY   AUGUST 19, 1915
No. 6
Greenwood's   Big   Furniture  Store
See Our New Lines In
Mattresses, Bedsteads and General
House Furnishings
Goods Shipped in Any Direction
T. M. GULLEY & Co.
Copper Street GREENWOOD, B. C. Phone 27
fWALTER   G.   KENNEDY
GREENWOOD,   B.  C.
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The Midway Store for Quality Goods
Ranchmen; Miners, Millmen, and others will
find the luxuries and necessaries of life at this store
in large quantities, and at prices in harmony with
prevailing conditions, Buy our Kettle Valley fruits,
and sample the Midway eggs.
Ranges,   Cooking
Stoves
and   Oil
Trunks,   Valises,   Grips and
.   Suit Cases
Pudding Bowls Just Arrived
���   From England
A. L. WHITE
New and Second Hand Store
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City
Bakery
William C. Arthurs
Box 83.        PROP.      Tel. 126
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SUITS
Wear one and be well dressed
At small: cost
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'* "   Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish
and Poultry.     Shops in nearly all the
towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.
1 COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD. B.C.
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Be Sold For Half Price For
the Next Thirty Days
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ESTABUSHED 1817
BOARD   OF   DIRECTORS:
H. V. MEREDITH, Eiq.. Pruidrat.
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Sir WillUm MaedomJ J. Hon. Roll. M��cl��r.
SirTlioi.SI-tHhn-UT.K.C.V.0. C. R. Homer, Eiq.
A. Btmnf *rt-n, E<q. C. B. Gordon, Em.
H. R. DrnmmonJ, Eiq. D. Forbes Astra., Eiq.
W_o.McHaiter.Etq.
SLrFr.d-rick Willlami-Tir-or, LL.D.,GeaerolM��i_-ger.
Capital Paid up      -    $16,000,000.
Rett - 16,000,000.
Undivided Profit.   ���        1,252,864.
TotalAtset* (April, 1915)289,562,678.
Savings Department
Deposits of $i.oo and upward received
and Interest allowed at highest current
rates. Savings Department accounts
given special attention:
Star Theatre
Friday, August 20
We Submit the following Program fq.r Your Approval
������- FUNNY ���
Charlie Chaplin
���IN���
A Jitney Elopement
A Two Reel Comedy Scream From Start
To Finish
The Third Degree
By Chas. Kleine
Complete in three reels
REELS IN ALL
E. E. L. Dewdney, Manager, Greenwood Branch.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. IX. D., DCU, President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manaser JOHN AIRD. Ass't General Manager
PRIVATE ROOMS
The Swayne House is again open for
business, under the management of Mrs.
Adeneur. First-class rooms at moderate
rates.   Hot and cold baths free to guests.
Christian Science service will be held
in the Oddfellows Hall on Sunday at ii
a. in. All welcome. On the the th'rd
Friday of each month at 8 p. m., testimonial >-meetings will be held in the
same hall. Sunday School every Sunday
morning.
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $.3,500,000
FARMERS' BUSINESS
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every
facility for the transaction of their banking business, including
the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes
are supplied free of charge on application. S25
<     SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
A. H. MARCON, Manager,
English, Swiss *nd American watch
and clock repairing. All work guaranteed.
C. A. Adeneur, opposite Windsor Hotel,
Greenwood.
WANTS. Etc
For Sai.-3.���-New .farm wagons.
3, 3X and 3K inch. Made in
Canada.   At Kinneys.
For Sale: or To Ren^t.���The
residence of CM. Shaw on Government street. Household furniture, camp outfit; horses and
wagons. Apply to CM. Shaw,
Greenwood.
Lost.���A handbag containing
money and valuables, between
Greenwood and Boundary Palls.
Finder can get $10 reward at
Ledge office.
Around Home I
Robert Wood returned from the
north on Monday.
As you and your neighbors
think, so is your town.
Bokn.���Ou August 15, to Mr.
aud Mrs. McKinnon, a son.
Some copper mines are being
developed around Oroville.
W.' J. Penrose has moved from
Grand Forks to Los Angeles.
F. W. Smith of the Jewel mine
is going on a trip to England.
Andrew Mcllwaihe died in
Grand Forks last week, aged 52
years. '     .    "
Bickley Williams is heaving
great ball for Phoenix this
season.
E- S. Campbell is shipping ore
from Chesaw to the Granby
smelter.
Iu a few days Leon Lontier
will leave for the Old Mans Home
in Kamloops.
The Greenwood smelter is shipping about 300,000 pounds of copper a month.
A. S. Black was in town last
week. He states that he will be
married in October. :
An auto party of lour came in
on Monday, on their way to Calgary and Winnipeg.�� . .
C A. Blatt, proprietor of the
Hotel Tonasket, Molson, Wash.,
was in towh^last week.
Service in the Presbyterian
churchy Sunday, August 22, at
7:30 p. m.   All welcome.
Lastiweek 30,000 trout fry were
.put into Christina lake and the
north fork of the Kettle river.
It was 94 in the shade upon
August 10. . This so far was the
hottest day of the year in Greenwood. ' ' . ;
���While Charles Haitch- is in the
hills doing his assessment work,
Jedd Summers is the chef at the
Windsor.
A marriage license was issued
on August 11, to Peter Franklin
Grant,-and -Nellie Ducker, -both-
of Phoenix.
As Phoenix does not need any
more skyscrapers, Wes Connell
will again take up his residence
in Greenwood.
Summers & McEwen are keeping a store in the 'Peace River
country. Both were former residents of Greenwood.
Lieutenant C. M. Shaw, and
Alex Shaw will leave for Vernon
next week. Alex will enlist as a
private with the 54th.
F. C. Buckless returned in his
auto from -Fernie on Monday.
He brought Mrs. Chas. Russell
with him from Spokane.
A bunch of young men from
Chesaw struck town last Monday.
They carried a pale pink jag,
and a trace of red paint.
Reports from Wallace, Idaho,
say-that men have been sent to
Northport, Wash., to reconstruct
the smelter in that town.
Archie Aberdeen went to work
at the Mother Lode this week.
As Archie is 86 years old he is
probably the oldest working
miner in Canada.
Thirty men are working at
Porter Bros, sawmill. The mill
has 'recently been moved from
Molson to a point iu B. C. where
the timber is handier to reach.
The Greenwood Fair will be
held ou September 30, and October I. It promises to be very
successful owing to the bountiful
crops this season. Do not miss it.
Last week around Rock Creek
the haycocks were so thick that
you could not drive an auto between them. The harvest is the
most abundant ever known in
that section.
A lad by the name of Barker
was brought from the . Jewel
mine on Sunday, suffering from
a gunshot wound. While handling a rifle it sent a bullet through
one of his feet.
Seven tourists arriyed in Greenwood upon Monday from Los
Angeles. They autoed all the
way in their own cars, a Cole and
a Buick. They continued their
journey on Tuesday to the coast.
The Committees in charge of
the Greenwood Machine Gun
Fund; as well as the Red Cross,
desire to express their thanks to
the employees of the Mother
Lode -mine for the following subscriptions: Machine Gun, $145;
Red Cross Society, $125.
The ladies will give a garden
party for the benefit of Grandma
Sutton, at the residence of Mrs.
C. J. Lundy in Midway upon
Thursday evening, August 19 at
8 p. m. Refreshmenss free.
Plenty of cards and Music Admission, 25 cents, children, 15
cents.
Tag Day
In response to the Canadian
Red Cross Society plan for a Pro-,
vincial Tag Day on Saturday,
August 28th, the Boundary
Women's Institute purpose supporting the movement, by the sale
of tags on the streets of Greenwood on that date. Have your
silver handy and help the cause.
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have  arrived
no   submarines   on
Ladner Creek Gold
Rumours of rich free-milling gold
discoveries have continued to come
in from the Coquihalla district for
the past few weeks.
Herbert Beech, who has associated himself with Messrs. Merrick
and Thompson, came in from the
property last Saturday, bringing
with him samples of gold-bearing
quartz. These, he reported, had
been taken from a vein measuring
from 12 to 18 inches in width. On
both sides of the vein he claims
there are huge bodies of ledge matter, measuring in all about 100
feet across. It is further stated
that samples taken from any part
of the ledge will show gold in tbe
pan. The vein: has been traced
upwards of 3,000 feet from the
railway track, which runs alongside
the property. At an elevation of
2,700 feet a tunnel .has. been driven
for a distance of 20 feet with satisfactory results. Near this showing,
a comfortable log cabin has been
erected. The present workings
are on the west side of the Coquihalla Biver near Ladner Creek.
The partners have acquired 20
claims, 7 of .which are on the
opposite side .of the river where
free-gold -has*also^-been-~discovered.-
In consequence of the strike many
claims have been staked in tbe
immediate vicinity.
This week Messrs. B. W. Know-
les and Y. Huneke, representing
the Hedley Gold Mining Co., spent
three days on the property making
examinations in the interests of
their company.���Hope Review.
CITY COUNCIL
Copper Refinery
The capacity of the refining
plant of the Tacoma smelter is to
be increased from 2,000 to 5,000
tons monthly,' the additional
equipment and installation to cost
approximately $750,000, according
to announcement .from offices of
the American Smelting & Refining
Co., which owns the Tacoma
smelter, but no increase is contemplated iu the emelting capacity.
Added capacity is necessitated by
the increase in the output ,of Alaska copper properties, and it is
probable, also, that the product of
the Guggenheim properties in
Western South America may be
handled there as well, and shipped
to the eastern markets via the
Panama canal. That the American Smelting & Refining Co. officials view the copper price prospects
with optimism is indicated by the
preparations they are making to
increase their refinery and smelting capacity at the different points
where they operate. They state
that they do not regard 20-cents-
the- pound copper as certain of continuance for any long period, but
they do admit thtrt they anticipate
a sufficiently high price to warrant
maximum production for years.
They also assert that they believe the Mexican situation is
clearing, and in support of his contention they announce that recently they had acquired lead properties there that cost $1,000,000.
They are planning to resume operations soon at their mines in Mexico except those in the immediate
vicinity of the regions where hostilities now are in progress.
The   mumps
Erickson.
There, are
Slocan lake.
Around Vernon the pheasants
are increasing.
Richard Morrish died in Rossland tbis month.
Honey is being shipped from
Creston to Nelson.
J. B. Sutton is building a shingle
mill at Arrowhead.
Tomatoes are being canned at
Kelowna this month.
Coal has been found a short distance east of Oroville.
Creston is exporting apples,
peaches and tomatoes.
The lakes in Revelstoke park are
to be stocked with fish.
Early this month Mrs. S. Need-
ham died in Revelstoke.
The Doukhobors have their eyes
on some land near Creston.
You can buy 12 quarts of Jersey
milk in Chesaw for a dollar.
The Swifts are quitting the retail meat business in Canada.
The fruit cannery at Penticton
has a payroll of $2,000 a week.
During the past year the war
cost Canada four dollars a second.
This season 4,000 crates of raspberries were shipped from Creston.
This summer there was a big
blueberry crop around  RosBland.
At the bank in Oroville Canadian
money is discounted one per cent.
Ten men are working in the
Waverley mine at Albert Canyon.
Some placer mining is being
done on Cherry creek in the Okanagan.
The Sunrise mine near Hazelton
is shipping silver ore to the Trail
smelter.
At the Galena Farm.in.the Slocan a 100 ton mill will be running
this fall.
The growers at Penticton realize
one cent a pound for their peaches
this season.
* -When necessary widowed moth*
ers should be cared for by the
government.
At Cranbrook, Dan Dezall picked 32 crates of gooseberries an
eight hours.
, The apple crop in B. C. this year
is 613,000 boxes,- and the apricots
50,000 crates.
There is marked mining activity,;
in the Bridge river section of the
Lillooet district.
Pete Boyle recently died in
Cranbrook. He had lived in East
Kootenay since 1864.
Mining is reviving at Barkerville.
Recently $35,000 in gold was
cleaned up from one crevice.
A carload of apricots recently
shipped from Penticton to Vancouver, was sold out in six hours.
In New Denver, owls are stealing chickens, but so far they have
not captured any of Clover's sheep.
Near Prince Rupert this month
the crew of the Schoonsr Sitka
caught 70,000 pounds of halibut in,
four days.
More berries than ducks are
shipped from Duck Creek. This
season 7,762 crates of strawberries
were shipped from that town.
The men working at the Rogers
Pass tunnel near Field, have put
up two thousand dallars to buy
machine guns for the Canadian
troops.
It is stated that Mrs. Barnes has
again assumed the control and
management of the Hotel Penticton in Penticton. Bill Mason is
going to the war..
The snowsheds on the Kettle
Valley railway on the Coquihalla
will require 900 carloads of material. The shede will be finished
this fall, and 200 men are now employed building them.
Log buildings are being erected
in the Revelstoke park for the internment of aliens. When ready
200 aliens will be brought from
Brandon, and the guard will be
from 50 to 100 soldiers.
An Italian at Kelowna was fined
$100 tbis month for shooting fonr
ducks out of season. He was also
fined $10 for shooting without a
license. In addition the court
confiscated the gun and ducks.
Near Cragllachie, Janet Drum-
mond a six year old girl was shaking a tin box containing dynamite
caps when an explosion occurred
Council met on Monday evening.
A letter from L. A. Smith & Co.
asking for a reduction in water
rate was referred to the Water
committee.
The following accounts were
ordered to be paid: Fire JDept.,
$15; Sing Lung, $3.20; C. Kinney,
$3.25; R. N. Adams, 0*36.50;
Greenwood Grocery, 25 cents; L.
A. Smith & Co., $15; Electric
Lights,. $83.25.
It was decided to-disconnect the
water service in Block L, .near the
railroad.
Complaints-having been received
by the-Council re the nuisance
caused by McDonell & Sompaetur-
ing their cows on <the north .end of
the townsite, the clerk was instructed to write them-that the nuisance
must cease at once, or proceedings
would be taken ap��'nst them.
Rate and estimate by-laws will
be introduced at the next meeting,
August 28 was appointed * Tag
Day for collecting funds for the
Red Cross society.
The Council adjourned nntil
August 30.
Deepest Well in the World
The deepest well in-the-world is
in upper Silesia, in the-Gorman
Empire. It is a diamond-drill
hole in a coal ffield and is 7,350
feet deep. A well in 'the United
States which may go -deeper, according to the fj. S. Geological
Survey, is .4 miles, northwest of
McDonald, Pa., and about 12 miles
west of ,.Eittsbnr_g.,__.,ThLS ',well,'
.which is-being sunk.to the Medina
sandstone���a bed .that elsewhere
contains oil.and gas���ris now 7,174
feet.deep. Some,gas .and oil were
struck in the .upper, part, of ,the
well. Between the depth of. 6,830
and 7,100feet rocks bearing, rock
salt and salt water were encountered. These are .regarded .as of
Salina age,.the same as those carry-
ingirock.salt in western New York.
The-temperature in .tbis well.at the
depth,of 6,775.feet, as.recently determined with .great accuracy, is
145.8, degrees Fahrenheit.
At Derrick .City, McKean Goun-
ty, Pa.,.near Bradford, there is a
well 5,280 feet deep, which is probably the second deepest .well in
the United-States. .Another deep
well is on, Slaughter Creek,, Kanawha County, W. Va; it is 5,595
feet deep. It penetrated a sandstone at 5,030 to 5,050 feet, and
from this depth to the - bottom, a
distance of 545 feet, the well is in
limestone Near^est Elizabeth,
Pa., there is another well 5,575
feet beneath the < surface,. penetrating into -black. .shale.>,.<..Another
deep well is drilled at.-Gaines, Pa.
This has already reached .a depth
of 5,500 feet. .Deep .well drillers
in this conntry of >eoui��._.��mploy
the most improved and-effective
rigs.butoneof the most remarkable wells, reaching _a depth of
3,600 feet, was drilled for_petrol-
eum.in western.China by .means of
such crude appliances as<a cable
made of twisted strands tit-rattan.
aud shattered her left hand, and
injured the baby that she was
amusing with the caps.
Seattle ia reaching out for the
Russian trade. During the first
six months of this year Seattle has
done over $4,000,000 worth of
business with Russia. Daring the
first six months of last year
Seattle's trade with Russia only
amounted to $92,000.
A perfect town is that id which
you see the farmer patronizing the
home merchants, the- .laborere
spending; the money .they earn with
their own tradesmen, .and. all animated by a spirit that will not
purchase articles abroad if they
can be bought, at home.
Bed .Cross
Ice cream and ice cold lemonade served at tbe Boundary Falls store every day,
excepting Sundays, net pfoceedsrfor Red
| Cross Fund.   Motor car parties  please
remember.
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THE LEDGE
$2 a year iu Canada,   and   $2.50   in the
United States.
R. T. LOWERY.
Editor and Financier-
Terry Creek Placer
ADVERTISING RATES
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil Notices     6.00
Application Liquor Licenses    5.00
Transfer Liquor Licenses    7-5��
Estray Notices 3-����
Cards of Thanks    2.00
Certificate of Improvement  10.00
(Where more than one claim appears in notice, $2.50 for each additional claim.)
All other legal advertising, 12 cents a
line first insertion, and 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
measurement.
The Ross Rifle
The blue cross means that
your subscription is due, and
that the editor would be pleased
to have more money.
This trench fighting has run the.
old game of war into the ground.
The public good is menaced
when crooks or lunatics Bit upon a
judicial bench.
It is really too bad that the
Mexicans will persist in carrying
on a tinhorn war, when they could
find a bigger game by going to
Europe. No doubt most of the
greasers have never heard of the
European debacle of blood.
In the early days Christ rode
through Jerusalem on an ass.
How many of the men in these
modern times, who are featuring
His work would care to enter that
old camp on the same kind of an
animal? Billy Sunday might for
advertising purposes, but the majority of sky pilots would want an
auto or a cab, provided they had
the price to get that far away from
home.	
The war news these days is
slashed, colored and censored so
much that it is a waste of time to
read it. The daily papers continue
to furnish a large amount of war
dope, because their readers demand that kind of literary food.
They want a battle every morning
for breakfast, and horrors beget
horrors. War is a state of mind,
and the presB does more than anything else to keep it alive.
The efforts to stop bathing on
Sundays have failed. The Lord's
Day Alliance cranks should devote
their time and attention to stop
eating on Sunday. This wonld do
the people more good than any
other form of Sunday observance,
and yet none of the Snnday rest
advocates have ever thought of such
useful and beneficial legislation.
Nothing could be better for a nation, except the children, than to
stop eating on Sundays. As an
economic and hygienic measure it
has few equals.
Fra Elbertus
Down to the depths went Elbert
Hubbard, with smiling eyes that
new no fear, and all the lovely
mermaids rubbered, and Neptune
shouted "See who's here"   Well
might there be a great commotion
throughout the sea,  from east to
west,  for seldom has old Father
Ocean clasped hands with such a
splendid    guest.     The   inkstand
waits upon  his table, bis pen is
rusting in the sun; there is no living hands that's able  to do the
work he left undone.   There is no
brain so keen and witty, no voice
with his caressing tones; and Elbert in the Dead Men's city, is
swaping yarns with Davy Jones.
And all   the   world   that reads
evince., its sorrow that he's dwelling there; not all the warring kings
and princes are worth a ringlet of
his hair.   Death keeps a record in
his cupboard   of  victims  of  the
monarch's hate; "a million men
and Elbert Hubbard,*' bo goes the
tally, np to date.     If it  wonld
bring you back, Elbertus, to twang
yonr heart with golden strings, it
would not worry ns or hurt ns to
drown a wagonload   of  kings,���
Walt Mason.
The revival of mining throughout the district, attributed follow-
ings in the centres of habitation,
is responsible for the keen searching of the creeks and hills for gold,
and will undoubtedly sooner or
later result in the discovery of
very rich properties, as the district is admittedly highly mineralized.
Placer gold, as an attractive
proposition to the individual miner
is again attracting men to the creek
bottoms all over this golden Cariboo district, and in sections which
have been abandoned as placer
fields years ago miners have again
taken up claims and are working
the gold bearing gravels.
From Terry creek, a point about
46 miles south of Prince George on
the Fraser river, Harry Boursin,
reports the resumption of work on
the creek. Together with S. D.
Gilles, Hector McClarthy, Ernest
Keller, Elijah Chambers and Harry
Ewing, Boursin has established a
camp on the creek and is "shovelling in" to sluice boxes. The
party have been granted their
applications for three miles of
leases.
Terry creek has already been
worked, years ago, by Chinese,
who worked acres of the ground by
shovelling-in methods. The Chinese of the early days, however,
could not work out the creek, for
in those days it did not pay to
work dirt that went below 50 cents
or a dollar a yard. Gravel can
now be worked that goes as low as
10 cents a yard, although Mr.
Boursin states that they are getting
an average of 25 cents. The party
have 500 miners' inches of water
recorded, and state that they intend to attempt the working of the
ground by hydraulic methods next
season. They have also located a
reservoir site for the raising and
storage of the water in Terry creek.
The Chinese miners could not
work the creek profitably owing to
the fact of it being too low. To
work the richest gravels they
would.have had to run a long
drain which would in turn have
been filled by a dump, as no other
method of disposing of the tailingB
was then practicable.
The second largest nugget ever
found in the Cariboo district,
weighed 37 ounces, came from
Terry creek, and Boursin and his
partners are in hopes of finding its
twin brother somewhere in the
locality. The coarsest gold they
have found yet was a $2 piece.
The Terry Creek country, however, does not commend itself to
the individual miner, owing to the
characteristics of tbe gold run
through that section. From all
reports, however, the inducements
offered to mining on an extensive
scale by means of hydraulic elevator, hydraulic mining, or steam
shovel mining, are large. Below
the Boursin group on Terry creek,
C. H. Colgrove, M. E., backed up
by associates in Edmonton, is
working four leases and obtaining
satisfactory prospects. ��� Prince
George PoBt,
Her Indigestion
The Ross Rifle was adopted by
the Laurier Cabinet on the recommendation of Sir Frederick
Borden, then Minister of Militia.
He found that much delay
in delivery occurred when he
ordered rifles from England, and
was afraid that at some critical
time we might find ourselves practically without weapons. As some
one jestingly put it, if the Americans ever invaded us we might
have to borrow from them the
guns with which to fight them. At
the outset the conservative party
as a body favoured the retention
of the British rifle, although from
the first General Hughes wanted a
Canadian made arm and considered the Ross, the equal of any other
iu the world.
Forthwith the British rifle manufacturers started a crusade against
it, striving for instance to have it
ruled out at Bisley.    Sometimes
they  said it  was too light, then
that it was too heavy; accidents
whieh never occurred were reported; the trajectory, that is the curve
or path of the bullet through the
air, was now too high and now too
low;  it was   a poor weapon   for
target shooting or else good   for
nothing else,  and in   actual war
would   be   found   worthless���this
was the way in which the Ross was
attacked in England as well as in
Canada.     But  as   improvements
were made in it the Canadian Militia began to set high  value on it,
and during the present war some
of our best shots have  pronounced
it superior to the Lee-Enfield.
. Nevertheless the British manufacturers have   commenced  their
attacks, and, strange to say,  certain Liberal newspapers are supporting them although  the   very
self same editors vehemently defended  the Ross so long as their
party was in power.    It is unfortunate that such a squabble should
have been renewed just now. Gen
eral Hughes has gone to England
and will doubtless succeed  in disabusing the minds of Englishmen
of the false conclusions generated
by the literature issued   by  the
British factories. Once upon a time
Old Country people believed that
even our natural products were inferior to their own, that our wheat,
apples,  fish and  what not   were
well nigh  unfit for humau food;
just as a great French statesman
once declared that all that part of
North America lying  above  the
fortieth degree of latitude was an
uninhabitable semi-Arctic swamp.
That waB the result of ignorance,
but in the present case the prejudice has been deliberately created
After many years of long and
faithful attendance on his patients,
old Dr. Brown decided to take a
much needed vacation, intrusting
his practice to his son, a recent
medical graduate. Later, when
the old gentleman returned, the
young physician told him, among
other things, that he had cured
Miss Anthony, an aged and wealthy
spinster of her chronic indigestion.
"My boy," said the old gentleman. "I'm certainly proud of
you; but MisB Anthony's indigestion is what put you through college."���Harper's Magazine.   .
Vancouver Exhibition
August 13 - 21, excursion fares,
via Canadian Pacific. On account of the above the Canadian
Pacific Railway are naming a
special rate of single fare for the
return journey from all stations
iu Kootenay district. Tickets
are on sale daily August 10 to 19
good to return till August 25.
Tickets may be routed via the
Arrow lakes or via Kettle Valley
Line to Penticton, thence through
Okanagan Lakes to Sicamous or
via Merritt or to go any of these
routes return any other. Berth
reservations from any agent or
write, J. S. Carter, D.P.A., Nelson.
fljlclats
REAUY delightful
THE DAINTY
MINT-COVERED
CANDY-COATED
. CHEWING GUM
On you* Vacation������
Riding - Fishing - Motoring ���Driving ��� Shooting
���Camping ont���there ia
nothing like a plentiful
supply oi the Dainty
Fresh Mint-ilavored
confection���
(TrjicUts
MADE IN CANADA
j****<mh_k<k-<<k��k��wK'��:��x^>***i
Windsor
THOROUGHLY  RENOVATED AND SPECIALLY
ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL TRADE
LAKE  STUDIO
GRAND FORKS
fc Large shipment of fine ~3
I     Wheat    I
|r        Just Arrived        ��2
g R. IN. Adams 1
2= E. Poyle Smith, Manager- :~3
pMU.-l..UiUmiUM.iiiiUU-^
Up-to-Date and Best Appointed Studio
in the Boundary
Amateur  Finishing   Beautifully   Done,
Postage Paid to and from Greenwood and
Other   Points.     Best  Line of Portrait
Frame Pictures iu the Boundary.
Agent for Ensign Cameras and Supplies
DEVELOPING 25cts per roll
PRINTS ,....50cts a dozen
P.   J.   LAKE,
Winnipeg Ave., Grand Porks
__i
11ESTI
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 iB replete with
all modern beverages and the meals are the best. Booms
resei ved by telegraph.
����������o��o��oo��-;
CO., LT'D.
Leaves Mother Lode
9.30 a. m. 6.30 p. m.
Leaves Greenwood
Loo p. in.
8.30 p. m.--
Saturday last stage leaves Mother
Lode 6 p. m. Returning, leaves
Greenwood 10 p^m.
OFFICE-PACIFIC HOTEL
The Knob Hill Hotel
PHOENIX.
One of the largest hotels in
the city.   Beautiful location,
fine rooms and tasty meals.
A. O. JOHNSON"
PROP.
by men whose pockets have been
affected by Canadian competition
by onr desire to arm ourselves
with a rfle made here at home.
oooooooooooooooooooooooooo
T.    THOMAS
" CLOTHES CLEANED
PRESSED AND REPAIRED
TAILOR - GREENWOOD
oooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
^E^l-
COUNTY   COURT
YALE
A SITTING 01 the County Court of Yale will
be holden at the Court House, Greenwood,
on Tuesday the Ttli day of Sesteraber 19]5, at
11 a.m.
WALTER DEWDNEY,
Registrar O. O. of Y
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations.
/"*OAL 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
$i 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 district inwhich 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.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 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 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 Lands.
W. W. CORY,
^Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will.not be paid for.���
68782.
According to recent statistics,
there are in Canada in round numbers, 3,000,000 horses, 6,000,000
cattle, 3,600,000 hogs, and 2,000,-
000 sheep. Experiments indicate
that the approximate value of the
fertilizing constituents of the manure, both sdid and liquid, produced by each horse would be $27,
by each head of cattle $20, by each
hog $8, and by each sheep $2.
This would make the total value
of the manure produced in one
year by the different classes of
farm animals in Canada amount
to $233,000,000-
Public opinion is changing slowly
toward bird protection because it is
becoming convinced of its economic
advantages to agriculture as well as
the sentimental value of birds.
FALL
FAIR
AND
October  1st
For further information write to
P. IL McCURRACH,
Secretary
Cbe Buttie Betel
nelson, B.C.
The only up-<t<vdate Hotel in the interior,   First-class
in every respect,
CENTRALLY LOCATED
X**4"^-__-�����<****** ************x
__)��
Hot and Cold Water; Steam Heat and Telephone in
each room.
ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS.
CUISINE AND SERVICE THE BEST
First Class Bar and Barber Shop
15 FREE SAMPLE ROOMS
Steam Heated; Electric Lighted.
RATES $1.00 per day and up; European Plan.
Bus Meets all Trains aad Boats.
WESTERN - - HOTELS.
HOTEL PRINCETON
Princeton, B.C., now completed on the
site of the old Great Northern. Only
brick hotel iu Similkameen. A first
class house,
Swanson & Broomfield. Props,
THK   KASLO    HOTBL
Kaslo, B. C,,   is a  comfortable
home for all who travel to that
city    Under new management.
WALSH & HAYDON, Proprietors.
BRIDES VltLE   HOTEL.
Bridesville,   B. C.   This   hotel   is
'���        within easy reach of all the leading
Boundary towns and the centre ol
a fine farming district.
THOMAS   DONALD,   Proprietor.
ARLINGTON HOTEL
-Trail, B. C���This hotel has "been
thoroughly renovated. It is heated
by steam, and has hot and cold
water in all rooms. A pleasant
home for all who travel.
JAMES WILLIAMSON, Proprietor
RIVERSIDE HOTEL
Rock Creek, B. C. This is one of
the oldest hotels in the Kettle Valley. Excellent accommodation for
all travellers.
S. T. LARSEN. Proprietor.
ALGOMA HOTEL
Deadwood, B. C. This hotel is
within easy distance of Greenwood
and provides a comfortable home
for travellers. The bar has the
best of wines, liquors aud cigars.
JAMES HENDERSON Proprietor
TULAMEEN HOTEL
Princeton,  B. C.  is the  head-
;;   quarters   for  miners,   investors
arid;railroad men.   A fine location and everything first-class
'������'V:W;.J- KIRKPATRICK, Proprietor
THE COLDWATER HOTEL
Merritt., B. C. The leading hotel
ill Merritt Hot and cold water in
every room. Steam heated throughout, targe sample rooms. Sales-
tueus headquarters.
MURD0CK MdNTYRE, Proprietor.
Direct from tbe Factory to the consumer
By PARCEL POST
at Wholesale  prices   to advertise onr
Brands.
Every cigar we make is absolutelyguaranteed filled with genuine Havana-
Filler
Box of fb's B.C. full weight, five
inches long $350.
Box of 50's O.S   4   inches  long,
Conchas, $3 00.
Box of "Bril-antes" Clear  Havana
Wrapper, full weight, 5 inches
long, 50 S $5.00.
Send money order, or certified
cheque. Do not send money unless registered.
References:���R. G. DUNN &CO.
WILBERG & WOLZ,
New Westminster, B. C.
namammmmumaBmi
.BUSINESS CARDS.
ASSAYER
E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist, Box B1108, Nelson, B. C.
Charges:���Gold, Silver, __,ead or Copper
$1 each. Gold-Silver, (single assay)
$100. Goid-Silver (duplicate assay)
��1.50. Silver-l^ead fi.50 Silver-__,ead-
Zinc fc.oo. - .Charges for other metals etc
on application.
FRED A. STARKEY,
NELSON, b. C.
MINING
BROKER
PROSPECTS   BOUGHT   AND
SOLD
Dr. A. MILLOY
-   DENTIST
All  the   latest methods in
Dentistry.
LOO BUILDING
high-class
Corner Abbott & Hastings Streets.
VANCOUVER,   ���   -   ���   B.C.
PHONE   13
Auto   and   Horse   Stages
Leave    Greenwood    Twice
Daily to Meet Spokane and
Oroville Trains
Autos for Mire.   The Finest
Turnouts in the Boundary.
Light and Heavy Draying
toll's Livery And Stage
GREENW000D, B.C
C. G. RUSSELL, Proprietor.
8 M O K E..   .
Imperator and Kootenay Standard
Cigars.   Hade by
J. C. THEL1N 4 CO., NELSON
J, K. CAMERON,
Leading Tailor of tbe Kootenays.
KASLO     B.  O.
**
your Razors Honed:;
o
0
and Your Baths at
FRAWLEY S
I BARBER SHOP 1
GREENWOOD,
< 'MHI..H.M<M.tm....;!
Mazda Tungsten Lamps
10 to 60 Watt Lamps 60c each
In cartons of 5, $2,50
100 Watt Lamps, SL25 each
Cnof Mi City Waterworks Coapaij

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