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Vol.   XXI.
QRKtewoOD, B. C��� THURSDAY, MAY 13,   1915
No. 44
Greenwood's   Big   Furniture  Store
See Our New Spring
Linoleums, Carpets, Squares, |
and Various Small Rugs       ���
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Special Discount For Cash
T. M. GULLEY & Co.
Opposite Postoffice.
Phone 27
Screen Doors, Screen
Wire Cloth, Poultry
Netting, and Staples.
Nails, Locks, Hinges,
Around Home I
New and Second Hand Store
|   A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.        Pipe Repairs  |
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The Midway Store for Quality Goods
Take home some of bur tea and. coffee. Back-
your wagon up to our front door and have it loaded
with hams, sugar; flour, and any other kind of pro*
visions that you need at your city residence, or
down on the ranch, Do not forget to look at our
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc,       -.-
p. &mms & co.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish
and. Poultry. Shops in nearly all the
towns oE the Boundary and Kootenay.
jj Nearly All Our Goods WiU
Be Sold For Half Price For
the I^ext Thirty Days
Always Ready For
William C. Arthurs
Vienna Bakery, Greenwood
The Latest in Ladies Misses
and Childrens' Hats
has   gone   to
Ribbons, Flowers and Millinery Novelties
Copper St.
| First Class Work and
4       Prompt Attention
I     Prices Reasonable
|: E. A. Black, Phoenix
I H. G. Kennedy, Agent |
|        Greenwood |
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H. V. MEREDITH. Eiq.. Pre-idont
R. B. Antra*. Em. E. B. Gree-uhfol.lt. Enq.
Sir Williara MacdeBalci. ., -Hon. Robt. Mac-cay.
SirThof.SKiiugbnauy.K.C.V.0. C. R. Hoamer, Esq.
A. Baumgar ten, Eiq. _       C. B. .Gordon. E*q.
H. R. Drummond. Esq. D. Forbet Angus. Eiq.
Wm. McMaster, Ek..   ���
Sir Frederick WiUi___n*.Ta_rlor. General Manager.
Capital Paid Up      ���      $16,000,000.
Rett *      ���      ���'   -' 16,000,000.
Undivided Profit.    - 1,232,669.
Total Asset* (Oct 1914) 259,481,663.
Travellers' Cheques and Letters ot Credit, issued by the Bank of
Montreal, will be cashed by our Correspondents in San Francisco,
The First National Bank or The Anflo & London-Paris National
Bank, at well as by other banks at points en route. ,.
E. E. L. Dewdney, Manager, Greenwood Branch.
SOt EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O..I.L.D., D.CJL, President
: ALEXANDER LAIRD, General M-"��g*^ JOHN AJRD, Aw.*t Genertf Manager
GAPITAIh $15,000,000    RESERVE FUNS, $13,500,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Fanners every
facility for tbe transaction of their banking business, including
the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes
are supplied free of charge on application.
...   A. H. MARCON, Manager,
Star Theatre
Friday, May   14th
A Glimpse of Los Angeles
Keystone Comedy
Western .
Most ridiculous comedy you ever
laughed at ,
Doors open 7:45.   Performance at 8 sharp
Prices     Children    ISc.    Adults   25c.
Christian Science service will
be held in the Oddfellows Hall on
Sundav at 11 a.m, All welcome.
On the the third Friday of each
month at 8 p. m. testimonial
meetings will he held in the
same ball. Sunday school every
Sunday morning.
For Sale.���New farm wagons.
3, 3% and 3.S4 inch. Made in
Canada.   At Kinneys.
Bulls For Sale,���I have five
or six Hereford and Shorthorns
to dispose of, prices right. John
R. Jackson, Midway,
Eggs For Setting, ^-Barred
Rock and S. C. White Leghorn,
$3.00 per 15 eggs. From stock
bred for laying. A. F. H. Meyer.
Wanted.���A young man wants
board by the month, apply at The
Ledge office.
Wanted.���A male cook desires a situation. Competent
bread, meat and pastry cook.
Sober and- reliable. Address,
Chef. Ledge office, Greenwood,
Harry Johns was in town this
There are two barber shops in
There are several jitneys in
F. S, Norcross was in town
last week.
Lome Campbell was ;in town
on Monday.
Jim   Summers
Saunier Bros, have opened a
garage in Midway.
Billy Kellem has closed his
restaurant in Princeton.
Mrs. H. C. Cummins will receive on Thursday, May 20.
James Schofield, of Trail, visited < he Jewel mine this week.
Jim McGillvray is wine clerk
for Tom Donald in Bridesville.
Dan McLeod won a grama-
phone at the National last week.
At Anyox it costs the Granby
eight cents a pound to, produce
copper. .
So far the taxes on more than
100 dogs' have been collected in
Grand Forks. .
A marriage license was issued
to Norman Davidson and May
Evans both of Phoenix. ^
John Bunny the well-known
Vitagraph comedian.,, died recently from fatty degeneration of the
Tom Walsh has not been in to
see the editor, since the dandelions began to bloom in The
Ledge garden. '
"The regular,, annual Ball
will be held, Victoria Day. Monday,- 24th May, in Harrison's
Hall, Midway:"
About-200 gallons of ice-cream
is made daily in Grand Forks,
some of it being shipped as far
east as Cranbrook.
The jitney has quitjin Grand
Forks. It did not pay. The
people have plenty (oti time to
walk in that.tbwn -..i-.-
Negotiations . are under way
this week with a view of re-opening the Greenwood smelter, and
Mother Lode mine.
At Edmonton, Harry Parker
has enlisted for the *war. He
left Greenwood some months ago
to work for Bert Logan,.
English, Swiss and American
watch and clock repairing. All
work guaranteed. C. A. Aden-
eur, opposite Windsor Hotel
Mrs. Erickson who has been
chef at the Windsor for a year,
is leaving this week for Okanagan, Wash., to go into the restaurant business.
W. Beach Wilcox, who made a
fortune out of the Phoenix
Pioneer is'now editing the Grand
Forks Gazette, while T. A. Love
is_at _Victoria__learning--how to
say, "Eyes Front!"
Sergt. C. T. Bailey, at one
time manager of the Mother Lode
store, having enlisted with the
first contingent at Vancouyer,
died from wounds received at
Ypres. He leaves a wife residing at Collingwocd, Vancouver.
Chief Simpson returned from
the coast on Friday. The -Chief
has only lost one prisoner in his
many years of police service, and
that was a crazy Chink, who
jumped from a steamboat on the
Arrow lake, and drowned him
self. That is about the only way
a prisoner can get away from
Chief Simpson.
A telegram was received in
Greenwood on Sunday by Mrs.
Oliver, stating that her husband,
Sidney Oliver, and her son,
William, had been killed at the
front. Both men were with the
first contingent. Mr. Oliver is
survived by bis wife and six
children, all of whom live in
Greenwood, with the exception
of one daughter in Trail.
Beginning June 1st trains will
be run over the Kettle Valley
railway three times a week from
Midway to the coast via Penticton and Spence's Bridge. Trains
going east will arrive at Midway
at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, connecting
with the train for Nelson. Going west trains will leave Midway at 2.30 p.m. on Mondav.
Wednesday and Friday.
At the sale of blooded Holstein
cattle recently held' in North
Yakima by the Riverview Farm
Company of Ferry, Wash., there
were some 103 sold at an average
price of $344. The total herd
bringing $34,740. The highest
price ever paid for this number
previous to this was $27,075.
Bonny Ormsby Lass, rated by
authorities as the leading Holstein cow in toe United States,
sold for $2775.
A marriage license was issued
to Eltham Clement Stevens
Hoover to Myrtle Iva Gilliland,
both of Phoenix. VV__
It is reported that indications
of oil have been found on Moore's
ranch, a few miles from Armstrong. It is sometimes easy to
start an oil boom, far easier than
to find the greasy  fluid in place.
Mothers' Day will be celebrated
in the Presbyterian church at
Greenwood on Sunday the 16th
inst., at 7:30 in the evening. A
most attractive programme has
beeu arranged and all are cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Keady and Mrs. Lakeland
have received word, that they
lost another cousin at the front.
This makes four cousins killed
and three wounded. They have
still sixteen relatives' with the
colors, including Mr. Lakeland's
brother and Mr. Keady's brother.
Lieut. D. M. McQuarrie, accompanied by his father M. R.
McQuarrie, of Nelson, and Private W. A Curran of the Grand
Forks Sharpshooters, motored
over from Grand Forks by way of
Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.
They were here in the interest 61
the 54 Kootenay-Boundary Battalion, for which 200 men are
wanted. ' Recruiting has commenced already.
Charley Anderson, - Mother
Lode, chased a coyote into the
creek three miles above Greenwood on Monday. He grabbed
the animal by the tail and drowned it. He was fishing at the time
but did not catch anything,, except the coyote, in paying the
bounty the government agent
charged him $2.50 for a hunters
license so Charley is only : 50
cents ahead on his exciting and
novel method of getting coyotes.
.Grand Forks will celebrate
Victoria Day, May 24th. A special train will bring the Nelson
baseball, football-and basketball
teams, and a full line of sports
will be featured .for both young
and old. Military manoeuvres
by Grand Forks Sharpshooters.
Fife and drums-bugle band in attendance. Ball in Opera House,
good music. A good time-is assured to/all who attend. For
further information address: W.
Mark DeCew, Chairman of Com
mittee, or F. J."* Lake, Secretary
of Committee.
Oscar Lachmund and A-. F. H.
Meyer, of Greenwood, and F. S.
Norcross, of Copper mountain,
spent Sunday night in Oroville,'
coming over from Greenwood in
a car. Monday thev inspected
a mining property in this vicinity;
These men are connected with
one of the largest mining corpor-'
ations in British Columbia, a corporation that has mined and
smelted ores at a vast profiit for
years. They are on the constant
lookout for properties of merit,
and should they take hold of any
claims near Oroville it will be the
first time that real mining men
with capital to go steadily ahead
and make thorough "development
have secured a foothold in Okanogan county. If they ever start
in to make investigations that
property they investigate has
some indication of distinctive
merit, as that is the only kind ot
property they would have anything to do with. They would
demonstrate for once and for all
if mineral exists in this country
in sufficient quantities to pay for
taking it out.���Oroville Gazette.
Ships to Anyox
This week thirteen cars of copper ore, four hundred and fifty
tons, were ehipped by the Montana Continental Development Co..
from Rocher Deboule mine, to
the Granby smelter. This is the
first shipment from that property
or from Rocher Debonle mountain.
The ore was loaded at Carnaby
where the tram comes over the
mountain from the workings. The
Rocker Debonle property is now a
hive of the industry. Every department is working and from now
on there will be big shipments
every few days as the company is
in shape to take out a hundred
tons of ore a day.���Hazelton Herald.
I Western Float
Though  love  repine, and reason
There came   a    voice   without
"Ti8 man's perdition to be safe,
When for the troth he onght to
die.' '^Emereon.
tobacco shops
In Cranbrook the
close on Sundays.
At Creston eggs have gone tip ia
price, and are now 25 cents a
The use of furnace slag is coming into general use in England as
railway ballast.
George Petty is spending the
summer working on his claims
near Three Forks.
Harry Tuck now has a Little
Davenport restaurant in Rossland
as well as Nelson.
At Calumet, Michigan, 1,200
copper miners have had their wages
raised 10 per cent.
Bob Logan, the railway contractor will start a cattle ranch in
the Peace River district.
The tax levy in Rossland for
last year is nearly $29,000. More
than half of tbis amount has already been paid.
W. G. Gillett is a candidate for
the mayoralty of Prince George.
He was Mayor of Nelson for two
terms about ten years ago.
Nnfc Tucker has'been discharged
from the New Denver hospital.
He rode a snowslide last winter,
but did not land in a soft spot
when he jumped off.
Al Teeter died on April 19, in
Hay ward, California, aged 54
years. His body was taken to
Oakland for cremation. Deceased
lived for nearly 20 years in Slocan
Paul Greyer, manager of the
North Columbia Gold Mining Co.,
was iu Skagway recently, and took
iu 30 men to work on Pince creek.
Later 20 more will go in as a large
amount of development work will
be done during the summer. The
company's property is on Pine
creek and O'Donnel river in the
Atlin district.   ���
Although ife is generally supposed that the war in Europe/ has
absolutely stopped the flow of immigration from across the Atlantic
to Canada, returns for March show
that a thousand immigrants from
across the sea entered the. Dominion in that period. These new
arrivals practically all came to
Western Canada.
The first assays received on
samples from the placer deposits in
the Entiat district of central Washington indicates good values. The
report indicates that the gronnd
will average better than 82.50 a
yard. E. T. Hinton, the head of
a /company controlling about 40
acres on- tbe east side of the Columbia, states that all their claims
will run $2 a yard and better.
From the middle of May fehe
creamery afe Stettler, Alberta, will
be distributing over ��500.00 a day
among the farmers of thafe district.
The production will average a ton
of 'butter daily, to make which
about 5,335 pounds of cream will
be required. Good cream yields
30 per cent, of butter fat, and the
Stettler creamery pays 33 cents per
pound for butter fat. This means
a daily distribution among the
patrons of the creamery of practically ��500.00.
Many people in Canada are
thinking of buying stocks in Western "Oil" Companies, under the
impression that valuable oil finds
have been made in several districts.
Such is not the case. They are
all ''Wild Cat" propositions and
the chances for winning are not
one in a thousand. Expert American promoters are working the
game with success, and many of
our leading newspapers are giving
them able assistance to steal the
people's money.���Petrolia Advertiser.
The Yukon Placer Act has been
amended, to read as follows: "Any
person who may be accepted for
and who continues in active service in defense of tbe empire during war, whether with the British
or allied forces, who may be a
bolder of mining rights acquired
under the provisions of tbis act,
shall be permitted to hold such
free from risk of cancellation owing
to failure to comply wifeh any of
the requirements of the act nnder
which the rights were acquired,
until six months after the final
termination of the war and the
final declaration of peace."
The miners on Fourth of July
creek, in the Alsek mining district of Southern Yukon, have
petitioned the Yukon territorial
council to put in and operate on
the creek a Keystone drill, with
the object of finding bedrock, as
they claim that although 8200,000
in money and labor have been expended on the creek since its discovery in 1905 bedrock has never
been reached. The petitioners recite that whatever the glacial action has left a little shelf of clay or
a more compact bunch of sediment
in the creek, men have found no
difficulty in taking out from $5 to
820 per day. Geologists and ex
perts who have visited this creek
have expressed high opinions of its
Electors of Phoenix
"If the electors of
sist in . returning
Phoenix peri
in returning a man to the.
council whose, sympathies lie with
the forces of German "frightfulness," they must nofe be astonished
to see a man of similar tastes
drawing good Canadian money for
working on the cifey streets."
Editor Ledge.���It must certainly be a patriotic and heroic act
to deprive a poor father of his
bread, whose only crime is to be a
poor Swiss, who has had nothing
but misfortune in this conntry.
The Pioneer suspects that Mr.
Biner and myself sympathize with
the Germans. The man who reproaches a Swiss in that way has
no education. The Pioneer attacks Mr. Biner because he had
compassion for me. May I ask
the electors of Phoenix '.which man
must be in the city council, one
who has a heart,in his body, or the
one with a stone in his heart?
The Council met on Monday
evening, o '
A. letter was read from J. H.
Willcox complaining of a nuisance,
and from G. W. Swayne re water
rates P. O.
J. Klonosky's offer of $120 was
accepted for lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8,
block 90, map 70.
Ife was decided that all parties
using vacant city buildings as
stables be instructed to remove
their stock therefrom, unless they
are renting the same from the city.
The account of expenses for 1914 '
of fehe Fire Department was received and fyled.
The following accounts were ordered to be paid: Chrisfeenson
Bros,- 852.50; L. A. Smith & Co.,
$24 65; Electric Lights, 884.75;
Nelson News, $42 ; A. L. White,
$1.25; Lee & Bryan, $19.35; R. N.
Adams, 853.85; J. L. White, $1;
Sing Lung, $2.20.     v
The street work is nearly completed and fehe Lynn reservoir has
been repaired.
The members of the Council
were appointed a committee to personally visit the source of water"
supply at Lynn creek on Tuesday,
and J. McDonell be asked to meet
the Council when making the inspection.
The clerk was instructed to write
the Dominion architect informing
him that the charges for water
were made in accordance with the
by-law governing"water rates.
It was moved and carried that
lot 5, block 1, map 21 be included
in the deed to Etta F. Gulley.
Council adjourned until May 17.
Slocan Mines
Chas. Aylwin of New Denver
has secured the contract of loading
the Standard ore on barges at the
Standard wharf.
The annual general meeting of
the Rambler-Cariboo mine?, Limited, will be held in 'the offices of
the company, Three Forks, Tuesday, June 8, 3 p.m.
Ore is being hauled down to the
lake from the Enterprise, Ten-
mile, for Ed. Shannon and Pat
McGuire, who have a lease on tbe
property.    .
Alex Ferguson, who has a lease
on the Marian group, was. in town
yesterday. His cross-cut on the
ledge is in about 30 feet and he expects to have to go another thirty
feet before the hanging wall is
is reached.
There have been frequent rumors about the Standard at Silver-
ton working full force, but nothing
definite has yet been given out by
the management. The tram was'
given a test run this week and a
few men were added to the force.
The mill is already for the whistle
and everything about the mine ia
in shape to start at a moment's
notice. It will take a week, possibly two or three weeks for the^,
C. P. R, to handle the ore and
concentrates now ready fur shipment. However, before the ead
01 May we may expect to see between lOO and 150 men at work i*
the mine,���Slocan Record.
��2 a year iu Canada,   and   $2.50   in  the
United .States,
Editor and Financier-
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil Notices     6.00
Application Liquor Licenses     5.00
Transfer Liquor Licenses   7.50
Ivslray Notices 3.00
Cards of Thanks     2.00
Certificale 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 S cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
New Placer Camp
As a shade tree tho green onion
has proved a failure.
Somk people in Vancouver burn
tho bridges in front of them.
Wine makes hens lay. We always did think that a hot bird,
and a cold bottle were relations.
Ix Vancouver since the real
estate game died out, tho people of
that city gamble at poker and similar financial delusions.
It seems impossible to cure Fred
Simpson of the newspaper habit.
It broke out on him the other day
and he is now publishing The Victorian in Victoria. His latest
journal is dressed in good, clothes
and should be pleasantly received
in thousands of happy homes.
The other day a cheap skate
gave us a cheque without putting
on a war stamp. In addition the
cheque was drawn on an outside
bank, and we had to pay the exchange. There is nothing clever
in such petty larceny tricks. The
man who commits them is a piker,
and like undersized trout he
should be returned to his native
element until " he grows large
enough to be a man.
No Land War Tax
A report seems to have obtained
currency in some parts of the
United States that special taxes are
being levied on lands iu Canada to
raise revenue for war purposes. In
some cases it has been said that the
tax ranged from $100.00 to as high
as $500.00 on a quarter-section,
and it has also been said that this
tax was aimed particularly at nonresident owners. This report was
so absurd on the face of it that little attention was paid to it in Canada, but it seems to have been
taken seriously in some parts of
the United States, and to set it at
rest a statement on the subject baB
been obtained from Mr. J. Bruce
Walker, Dominion Government
Commissioner of Immigration,
Winnipeg. Mr. Walker's statement follows:
"The statement that tho Canadian Government is putting a
��000.00 war tax on each quarter-
section of land owned by non-residents has not the slightest foundation in fact. Land owned by residents or non-residents is not liable
in the slightest degree to the laws
of the Dominion Government.
When land becomes the property
of any owner it is a provincial
matter," and entirely outside the
Hcope of the Dominion Government.
The Provincial Government have
no power to impose war taxes.
''The whole statement is entirely
devoid of facts."
"Commissioner of Immigration."
The above should set at rest any
uneasiness about the methods employed in raising war revenue in
Canada. As a matter of fact,
practically the only special taxation
which directly touches the public
is the one-cent extra stamps on letters and postcards, and a two-cent
.stamp on bank cheques and bills of
exchange. There is also a small
tix: on railway and steamship tickets, but there is absolutely no special taxation on land. The taxes on
a good quarter-section of land, in
a good community, run about
S20.00 to 825.00 for the year, and
will be no higher in 1915 than before the outbreak of war. In addition, it should be remembered
that in Western Canada fehe farmer's buildings, improvements, livestock, implements, and personal
effects are all entirely exempt from
Sucker Bait
The golden glories of "old Cariboo" once attracted tbe attention
of the whole world, when Williams
creek was delivering its enormous
hoard of gold to the miners of the
sixties. The fact that not over
150 miles from this point, on the
tops of the bare Barkerville mountains, the world's richest placer
mines were discovered, will always serve to stimulate interest in
any discoveries which the district
may give up in years to come.
The golden history of Cariboo is
vividly remembered, aad many believe that sooner or later new fields
will be opened np in this district,
and tho strange history of the "run
of gold" may be further unwound.
Within the last week there have
been applications for over 100 free
miner's licenses at the local government office, and several bench
claims have been recorded there
covering ground on the benches
along the Nachaco river from above
Fort George to the mouth of the
river. The mining excitement
started in a small way when men
prospecting in the gravel found
colors in tbe pan that indicated the
presence of gold in paying quantities. With the old primitive
"rocker" process these men have
demonstrated that they could make
wages by working the gravels, and
even the more advanced "grizzly"
system is now being tried out.
It is well known that all over
tho district gold colors can be
found in the gravels, and river
bars and benches have been worked
for years past by prospectors and
miners. Of late years the general
advancement due to railway development has turned the of prospectors into other fields of activity,
and the possibilities of alluvial
mining has been largely forgotten.
Under present conditions, with
many men out of work and financial conditions at a low ebb, a revival in mining interests is taking
place, and the source of all evil iB
being diligently searched for where
hitherto it has been ignored.
Gold is found throughout this
district in practically any locality.
There appears to be few rules to
game of gold hunting, and it is
likely to appear on the top of Con-
naught Park hill as elsewhere.
The river bars, most of which have
bpen worked by Chinamen; are
most productive to the lone miner
who works with one-man appliances, and when the river is low,
as a present, these bars afford the
best opportunities. Benches along
the banks of the river and streams
are being worked in the present
instance, and these benches are
giving returns of about $3 per day
per man, according to present reports. These "bench" claims are
250-250 feet in dimensions, these
claims being located on large water
courses where placer claims, which
run across a stream, taking in a
distance of not over 1,000 feet from
rim to rim to rim and a distance
of 200 feet up and down stream,
cannot be staked. In the case of
discovery claims special privileges
are allowed, and such claims are
larger. Bar diggings are also 250
feet square.
It is not unreasonable to suppose
that the "gold belt" which can be
traced from Old Mexico, through
California up to Barkerville, and
on into Alaska and the Yukon,
still hides fabulous fortunes in the
gravels of the great intervening:
areas where only the light flake
golds have as yet been discovered;.
The impetus to prospecting whicb
presents conditions have brought
about will likely do much towards
further discoveries. In the country to the north of here, in the
Peace River and Omineca, where
pioneers brought to light huge fortunes in days gone by, undoubtedly
the years will again people with
gold hunters and their discoveries
may again stagger the world.���
Prince George Post.
A recent issue of the Sun, Vancouver, B.C., contains several
large ads. for companies offering
"Oil" shares for sale, also lengthy
write-ups on the progress of the
drill on the west coast of Graham
Island and on the shores of the
Pitt river, sixteen miles from New
Westminster. The writer of theee
articles gives very vivid accounts
of the drilling efforts to date, and
your are led to almost believe that
success will crown the work of the
driller at an early date. The following is a sample of the rot handed out to the innocent public:���
"The smell of petroleum hangs
over the prairie like a miasma, and
it is impossible to get new locations
in the recognized oil fields."
Oil has not yet been found in
paying quantities iu B.C., but that
does not matter to the promoter so
long as he can get newspapers to
sell their space to them. A bank
robber is hunted by the law and if
caught punishment is meted out to
him. On the other hand a stock
fakir organizes a company and obtains a charter from the Government. He takes your money from
you in broad daylight, without a
murmur from the authorities, and
reputable newspapers are willing,
to give a helping hand provided
the' long green is forthcoming.���
Petrolia Advertiser.
The Soldiers Circle of Rock
Creek intend holding a White
Shower of any old white cotton, or
anything that is white, no matter
how old,' anything from four inches
square, will be very welcome, (to
be forwarded to Red Cross Hospitals) on May 28th, at 8 p.m.
There will be a short programme,
dancing and other amusements
when you come. Everybody come
and have a good time. Refreshments will be served. Addmission
15 cents.
War Notes
Wine Makes Hen Lay
M. Joubert, professor of the
Agricultural Collega at Fontaiae-
bleau. announced to the agricultural world some time ago that
afte.1 exhaustive experiments, he
had at last discovered something
that would make hens lay. This
something proved to be wine,
which was given to the fowls daily,
whereupon they laid many more
eggs than hens not so treated.
Peculiarly enough, it is not a new
idea, for the earliest poultry chronicler, "Columella," about the first
century, recommended wine for
fattening fowls.
Doubtless many aged country
folks can remember how common
it was in the younger days to give
beer to hens to encourage them to
lay. Many old-time fanciers made
it a practice to give their prize
fowls wine-soaked pills just before
they were judged to brighten up
the birds, so that they would show
off their good points. One fancier,
not so many years ago, at a . show,
inadvertently gave his bantams
too much of these pills, and the
poultry judge had comfortably
finished his task of judging tho
winners ere this fancier's exhibit
Make a Corner
Collect the Cushion
Cover Coupons with
every Cbif Ut Package
A San Joaquin Valley editor
who was asked by bis son to help
him with some of the problems
assigned at night .work, says be
can't see bow the boy is going to
learn anything when bis teacher
sends him home with problems like
the following: ��'If it takes a four-
months-old woodpecker with a rubber bill nine months and thirteen
days to peck a hole through a cypress log that��� is big enough to
make 117 shingles,' and^:it; takee
165 shingles to make a bundle
worth 93 cents, how long will it
take a cross-eyed-eyed grasshopper
with a cork leg to kick all the
seeds out of a dill pickle."
Thinking Themes
I will desciibe a man for you.
and ask you what you think of
him. His father was a stone cutter and his mother a midwife.
Till the age of thirty-five he made
a poor living at bis father's trade;
then he quit work and took to the
noble oocupatiou of loafing. He
was a great talker. He roamed
the streets and conversed with anybody who wonld stop and listen,
whether a rich man or poor, a
wise man, a nobleman, a tramp,
or a woman of no reputation. He
was easly the ugliest man in town.
He was fat, and who respects a fat
man? He had a short bull-neck, a
round and bald head, snub nose,
thick lips and lobster eyes. He
loved jokes and his wit of ten ran
as close to the soil as that of Rabelais or of Lincoln. He was not a
nice gentleman. In fact he was
coarse. Having but one pair of
shoes he never wore them, but
went barefoot summer and winter.
His only garments was generally
soiled. He was not sensitive, but
said that his nose being turned upward be could smell better, his
eyes protruding he could see on all
sides, and his lips were so thick
they were the better for kissing.
He never made over 50 a year,
and refused the money his friends
offered him for fear he would grow
fatter if be were wealthier. He
married the worst shrew in the
place, who aften led him home by
the ear, lated him with her tongue
and belabored him with a broomstick.
Now who was this ne'er-do-well,
thisSilenus whx. could drink the
stoutest topers under the table,
this ignoramus who always professed to know nothing at all? His
name was Socrates. He bad the
greatest brain ever boused in a
human body. -'No man." says
Grote, "has ever arisen who could
dramr the bow of Socrates, the
father of philosophy and tbe greatest of all thinkers.���Dr. Frank
Writing to the Ashcroft Journal
W. T. Bond says:
I am home again for a few days
leave, before proceeding to the
near East with the division. Our
battery is being sent to the Dar-
denelles, or some spot to amuse
the Turks. So the next letter yon
get from me���if ever you get one
���may come from Constantinople,
Jericho, Cairo, or way points.
I ran slap into a dashing young
cavalry officer of our division the
other day. Guess who he was?
Our old friend Tommy Chetwynd.
He is quite a "nut" now, highly
respected and very military. Another funny thing; my great pal in
the battery turns out to be a cousin of Stuart Adamson. I understand Stuart contemplates coming
over to join in the fighting.
I cannot help thinking. how
thankful you and others in Ashcroft ought to be that there is a
very large ocean and strong British fleet on it, which separates you
from Germany. I have in my
mind's eye a Belgian refugee with
his arm in a sling walking down
the road. He was staring straight
in front of him, and a look of
ghastly horror in his eyes. Here
is his story which is absolutely
true: He was unfit for military
service in- the Belgian army, so
when the Germans arrived at his
town, he was Beized and made to
dig trenches. He bad a wife and
four childrea, 15, 11, 5 and 2 years
old. The oldest being a girl. He
did not work fast enough to please
his captors, so one of the guards
shot him in the arm to "buck" him
up. He collapsed but managed to
crawl home. The next day the
Germans came around and found
him. They.bayoneted the woman
in the stomach. A squadron of
Uhlans were - galloping by at the
time, and they got the three youngest children ond threw them under
their horses' feet so the woman in
her death agony to could.see them.
They then roped the eldest girl in
front of the father. They took
them out of the house, and threw
the corpses of the children and the
dying mother inside and set fire to
the building. They took the girl
away with them and the unfortunate father was brought before
the commandant for burning his
house while they were asleep in it.
He was condemned to death, and
put in prison. A British shell
landed on the prison and knocked
the place down. He escaped and
finally reached the British lines.'
There are two classes of women
who are coming on top in this war
and whose bravery is equal to any,
and greater even than that of the
men. The first is the hospital
nurse whom the wounded Tommy
regards as nothing short of a ministering angel. The second is the
woman whose son is at the front
while she stays and keeps the borne
going, and should he come home,
nurses him back to health and
strength again, in order that be
may return sooner to tbe firing
line. Of these later classes of
brave women-there are a great
many in London now. Yon will
see a lot of them every morning
when the troop train leaves for the
front. And yoa mnst remember
that the front is nearer Loudon
than the 150 Mile Ho use is to Ashcroft.
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 in the Boundary.
Agent for Ensign Cameras aud Supplies
DEVELOPING 25cts per roll
PRINTS 50cts a dozen
F.   J.
Winnipeg Ave.,
Grand Forks
THE WINDSOR HOTEL is one of the best furnished
hotels in the west. It is located in tbe heart of Greenwood and within easy reach of all tbe 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 and the meals are tbe best. Rooms
reseived by telegraph.
X****-$���<����� ���&������$���*���*.** <ft"t>��l"t'4"t��4��4"$'4>��i��'ft��x
Estray Notice.
Came into my premises a dark brown
horse, blind in right eye, and weighs
about 900 pounds. I have fed him all
winter. The owner must call for him
within 30 days, or he will be sold to pay
expenses of feed bill and advertising.
Cartni, B. C, April 1st, 1915.
A SITTING 01 -be County Court of Yale will
be holden at the Court House, Greenwood,
on Tuesday the 25th day of May, 1915, at
11 a.m.
Registrar C. C. of Y
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the uti-
def-ugned, and endorsed "Tender for
Dominion Observatory at Little Saaniclt
Mountain, Victoria, B.C.," will be received �����_
this oflice until 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18,
1915, for the construction of the above mentioned building.
Plans, specification and form of contract
can be seen and forms of tender obtained at the
office of Mr. Win. Henderson, resident architect
Victoria, B.C., at the Post Office, Vancouver,
B.C., and at this Department.
Persons tendering- are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating: their occupations and
places ol residence. In the case of firms, tbe
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 chartered bank, payable to
the order of the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, equal to ten per cent (10 p.c.)
of tbe amount of the tender, which will be forfeited if the person tendering- decline to enter
into a contract when called uoon to do so, or
fail to complete the work contracted for. If the
tender be not accepted the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, April 19,1915
Newspapers will not be paid for this adver
tisement if they insert it without authority
from the Department.���78627,
Cbe Rume Rotel
nelson, B.g��	
The only up^o/date Hotel in the interior.   First-class
in every respect,
Hot and Cold Water; Steam Heat and' telephone in
each room.
First Class Bar and Barber Shop
Steam Heated; Electric Lighted.
RATES $1.00 per day and up; European Plan.
Bus Meets all Trains and Boats.
#*** ** ** *��fr***��f"fr �������� *++++* ****
Princeton, B.C., now completed on the
site of the old Great Northern. Only
brick hotel in Sitnilkauieen. A first
class house, ~ .
Swanson & Broomfield, Props.
Kaslo, B. C��� is a comfortable
homo Tor ali who travel to that
J. W. COCKLE, Prop.
Bridesville,   B. C.   This   hotel   is
within easy reach of all the leading
Boundary towns and the centre oi
a fine farming district.
THOMAS   DONALD.   Froprletor.
Trail, B. C���This hotel has been
thoroughly renovated. It is heated
by steam, aud has hot and cold
water in all rooms. A pleasant
home for all who travel.
Princeton. This hotel is new, comfortable
well-furnished, and is close to the railway
depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms.
SUMMERS & WARDLE. Prostietors
Direct from the Factory to tbe coaraaer
at wholesale prices   to advertise onr
Every cigar we make is absolutely guaranteed filled with pennine Havana-
Box of So's B.C. full weight, five
inches long $3.50.
Box of so's O.S   4  inches long,
Conchas, $300.
Box of "Briliantes" Clear  Havana
Wrapper, full weight, 5 inches
long, 50 S $5.00.
Send money order, or certified
cheque.   Bo not send money unless registered.
References:���R. G. DUNN & CO.
New WestalMter.B.C
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.^
Y^OAli mining rights of the Dominion
V^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portionofBritish
Colnmbia, 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 district 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 ont by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the "mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn- returns
accounting for the fall quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon: If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, snch returns should
be furnished at least once a year.
. The lease will inclnde the) coal mining
rights only, bat the:lessee may be per-
nutted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of _$iouoo 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*nds.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will.notbe paid for.���
Rock Creek, B. C. This is one of
the oldest hotels in the Kettle Valley. Excellent accommodation for
all travellers.
S._T. LARSEN. Proprietor.
Deadwood, B. C. This hotel is
within easy distance of Greenwood
aud provides a comfortable home
for travellers. The bar has the
best of wines, liquors and cigars.
Princeton, B.  C . is the   headquarters   for  miners,   investors
and railroad men.   A fine location and everything first-class
P. J. KIRKPATRICK, Prosrietor.
_PI_COH_NI3C     B.  O.
The fewest and Largest Hotel in
the City. Everything neat, clean
and comfortable. Steam heat and
electric light. Meals and drinks at
all hours.
Tlie Knob Hill Hotel
One of the largest hotels in
the city. Beautiful location,
fins' rooms and tasty meals.
Imperator and Kootenay Rtanrlard
Cigars.    Made by
Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.
KASLO      B.  O
n. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer,and
Chemist, Box biio8, Nelson, B. C.
Charges:���Gold, Silver, _L.ead or Copper
$1 each. Gold-Silver,, or' Silver-Lead,
|i.5a -Prices for other-metals:' Coal,-
Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay office in
British Columbia.
All  the   latest methods  in  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
Russell's Livery Anfl Stage
C. G. RUSSELL, Proprietor.
your Razors Honed
and Your Baths at
Mazda Tungsten Lamps
10 to 60 Watt Lamps 60c each
In cartons of 5, $2,50
100 Watt Lamps, $L25 each
enema City Watcnoite Coipay


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