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The Ledge May 6, 1915

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If- Vol.   XXI.
No. 43
Greenwoods   Big   Furniture  Store
See pur New Spring
Linoleums; Carpets, Squares,
and Various Small Rugs
Special Discount For Cash
T. M. GULLEY & Co.
Opposite Postoffice. GREENWOOD, B. C. Phone 27
|   A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.       Pipe Repairs  g
I. a Specialty. ��������� __j
The Midway lore lor Quality Goods;
Take home some of our tea and coffee, Back
your" wagon up to our front door arid have it loaded
with hams, sugar, flour, and any other kind of prox
visions that you need at your city residence, or /-\
down on tHe ranch, Do not forget to lock at our
Dry Goods. Boots, Shoes, etc,
p, agRNs & co.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish , Jj
and Poultry!     Shops in nearly all the <j
towns of the Boundary and Kootenay. jj
II Nearly AU Our Goods Will
j i Be Sold For Half Price For
the. Next Thirty Days
I Greenwood Liquor Comp-ti^ Tmponers, 6reenwood, B. C.
H. Y. MEREDITH. Ek., PrwUait.
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SirWillLinMa<_.OBtl-l. . Has. Robt. Mtckar.
SirTloi.S_uinil1____y,K.C.V.O. C. H/Hm-mi. Eiq.'
A. B_u__t-rt.o, Eiq. C. B. GorIob, Ek.
H. R. DrummanJ, Eiq. D. F>t_nh Aura., Ek.
Wm. McMuter. Ek.
Sir Frederick Wg_Uai-T��j-W. Ce��ar��l Muitcr.
Capital Paid up .      -    $16,000,000.
Rest -      .       ���       16,000,000.
Undivided Profit* ���- 1,232,669.
Total A.��eU (Oct. 1914) 259,481,663.
Savings Department
Deposits of $i.ooa_i& upward received
and Interest allowed at highest current
rates. Savings Department accounts
given special attention.
E. E. L. Dewdney, Manager, Greenwood Branch.
SIR EDMUND WAl-KER.C.V.O_,LL.D^ D.O-U, President
ALEXANDER LAIKD. General Manager JOHN AIRD, Ant General Manatter
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Hie 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
aie supplied free of charge on application. sss
h, H, MAKCON, Manager.
Screen Doors, Screen
Wire Cloth, Poultry
Netting, and Staples.
Nails, Locks, Hinges,
New and Second Hand Store
Always Ready For
William C. Arthurs
Vienna Bakery. Greenwood.
The Latest in Ladies Misses
��� <'��� and Childrens' Hats
Around Home
Ribbons, Flowers and Millinery Novelties
.  Copper St.
First  Class  Work  and
Prompt Attention
Prices. Reasonable
| E. A. Black, Phoenix |
| W. G. Kennedy, Agent f
|        Greenwood f
Star Theatre
Friday,   May   7th
John Bunny and flora Finch
��� IN A ���
'      ENTITLED	
(See tliis one)
"Greater  Love   Hath   No  Man"
(Japanese Tragedy)
Doors open 7:45. Pcrfontinncc at S sharp
Prices     Children    15c.    Adults   25c.
Christian Science service will
be held in the Oddfellows Hall on
Sunday at It a.m. All welcome.
On the the third Friday of each
month at 8 p. m. testimonial
meetings will be held, in the
same hall. Sunday school every
Sunday morning.
For Sai_e.���New farm wagons.
3, V/( and 3% inch. Made in
Canada.    At Kinneys.
For Sale.���Four New Mc-
Clanahan Incubators, cheap.
Brown's, Ferry,   Wash.
Bulls For Sale,���I have five
air 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,
Hugh Laing, of Princeton, has
returned to Greenwood'!
Service in the Presbyterian
church, Sunday, tvlay 9,';at 11 a. m.
Several soldier boys from Grand
Forks came to Greenwood last
week j
E. E. Gibson, Supt. kootenay
Power Co., was in Greenwood on
F. Jaynes, who has been in the
hospital for some weeks, is improving.
. Mrs. A. L. White leaves this
week, to join her husband in
Princeton. .      *
Mrs. Marcon and her sister of
Halifax, are visiting their father
at Victoria.
T. Harman, of Midway, has
rented Col. Glossop's ranch at
Christina lake.
W. W. Bradley, Govt. Assessor,
of Nelson, paid Greenwood a
visit on Thursday.
The Gun Club will give a shoot
and dance at Rock Creek on Victoria Day, May 24th.   ������:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swain, of
Lethbridge, Alta.,. are visiting
Capt. and Mrs. Swain.!
Last month a marriage license
was issued to Harry T. Tilton
and Morfydd Bateman.
A marriage license has been
issued to Eli Radack aud Johan
Kovjch both of Phoenix;.
The G. N. R.. has resumed its
daily passenger service between
Grand Forks and Phoenix.
N. Thompson, of Vancouver,
agent for the Campbell Laird Co.
was in Greenwood on Thursday.
C. 8. Craddock, agent tor the
Giant Powder Co., .made a trip
through the.Boundary last week.
Big Rory McLeod was in town
this week, on his way to the
Springs, to dispose of a' load of
A. Kruegar went to Colville,
Wash., on Friday to attend the
funeral of his brother, who died
ou the 27th ulto.
E. Spragget, road superintendent, and Lieut McQuarrie, of
the Grsnd Forks Sharpshooters,
were in the city on Friday.
Messrs. W. George and W.
Johns, who have a lease on the
Skylark mine,; shipped a carload
of ore to the smelter last week.
As will be seen in the advertising of the City Waterworks
Co., a big .reduction has been
made in the price of Tungsten
The programme at the Star
Theatre last week was a humdinger The war pictures alone
are well worth the price of admission.
Wm. Henderson, of Victoria,
resident architect for the Dominion government .will inspect the
Greenwood postoffice building
this week.-
This issue of The Ledge closes
its ninth year in Greenwood. It
was published in four other towns
before coming to the red metal
English, Swiss and American
watch and clock repairing. All
work guaranteed. C. A. Aden-
pur, opposite Windsor Hotel
Duncan Mcintosh has been appointed Fire Warden for the district of Greenwood, duties to
start immediately. The close
season expires Sept. IS.
Geo. Mario and Geo. Miller, of
the Grand Forks Sharpshooters
spent a few days in town this
week. They report that the
Greenwood boys arc doing well
and are anxious to go to the front.
D. McPherson, C.P.R. agent
accompanied by his wife, left on
Saturday morning for St. Louis.
Mo., where Mr. McPherson will
attend tbe convention of telegraphers. They will be away
about a month. C. L Jeaues, ot
Trail is relieving here.
The bachelors of Boundary
Falls gave a dance at the school
house on. Friday last at which
there was a large crowd. The
farmers are beginning to be recognized as something more than
"hay-seeds," because people are
getting more: enlightened and
they see that if it Wasn't for the
farmer everyone else would suffer,
even the editors.
The/case of the Hindu charged
with stealing a registered letter,
forgery and uttering came up before His Honor Judge Brown on
Thursday last: :.He wsis acquitted
for forgery bat was; sentenced to
three years for stealing and uttering. A. S. Black, defended and
I. H. Hallett, prosecuted. He
was taken to Westminster penitentiary on Saturday by Chief
Eastern capitalists have written to Al^Morrison stating that
they are prepared to spend a large
sum of money on development
work at the Moreen mine. Dead-
wood camp. Mr. Morrison suggested diamond drilling and is
now waiting a reply. He stated
positively to The Ledge that
these capitalists are ready to
make great developments in the
Deadwood camp.
The patriotic dance at the
Jewel mine last Wednesday at
which Mrs. Banks .was the hostess was a decided success. The
hall was crowded, the night fine
and everyone was in fine spirits;
but then, these dances at the
Jewel are always enjoyable affairs. Quite a large crowd from
Greenwood and Midway attended
and all report having had a very
pleasaut evening.
The sad intelligence has been
received iu Greenwooh of the
death of John Manson, which
occurred in Elgin .Scotland, on
April 13. Mr. Manson formerly,
worked for the C.P.R. and later
with the B. C. Copper company.
He was a manly young man and:
had a host of friends in this district who join with The Ledge in:
extending sympathy to the sor-!
rowing relatives.
A. O. Johnson and Danny
Deane were visitors to the Argo
tunnel, at Greenwood, on Tuesday. They were .the first auto-:
mobile party to drive clear up to
the portal of the workings, which-
now extends for a distance of
1,300 feet. ��� According to Mr.'
Johnson, the footwall ot the ledge1
recently struck has not been un-;
covered, and the assay returns
continue to be . satisfactory.���j
Pioneer. ... j
Last Thursday evening thev
Oddfellows entertained their
friends to a party iu the Lodge
Hall. The attendance was not
quite so large as usual owing to,
many ot the - Brothers being
away, but those who availed
themselves of the invitation, de-:
clare that they had a right royal
time. The first part of the even:
ing was given up to cards in
which Mrs.' ,G. Clerf ,w.pn the
ladies prize and J. L. White'the*
gentlemens prize. Mrs. Bryant
and B. Taylor the booby prizes.1
Supper came next and was ��� en?
joyed by all. The floor was
cleared ��� and a dancing session1
started and to excellent music
was kept up until 3 a.m. These
social affairs have been very popular in Greenwood and the Odd;
fellows are to be congratulated^
on giving their friends- such an
enjoyable time. ''  ���
At her beautiful home on Fri^
day April 30th, Mrs. W. R;
Dewdney, was the charming hosti
ess at a reception in honor of her
sister-in-law, Mrs. E. E. Li
Dewdney. The drawing room
looked very pretty in purple and
white lilacs and clemates, while
the dining room was beautifully
decorated with red and white
carnations and similex. - Little
Ruth Dicker opened the door
while Mrs. ��� Leggatt and Mrs!
McCutcheon poured the tea and
coffee. Miss Marjorie McArthur
and Mis_> ,Joy Cummins, serve4
refreshments. Among the invited guests were: Mrs. Robert
Wood, "Mrs. C. J. Leggatt, Mrs;
C. J. McArthur, Miss Marjorie
McArthur, Mrs. G. B. Taylor,
Mrs. Wm. Jenks, Mrs. IL C.
Cummins, Mrs. S. Oliver, Mrs.
Hugh McCutcheon, Miss McLean,
Mrs. P. H. McCurrach, Mrs. J. D.
MacLean, Mrs. F. W. McLaine,
Mrs. L. A. Smith. Mrs. C. _3_.:
Shaw, the Misses Shaw, Mrs. G.
A. Rendell, Mrs. J. L. Coles,
Mrs. J. A. Malcolm, Mrs. Duncan
Mcintosh, Mrs. E. Pot Is, Mrs. T.
Cuddeford, Mrs. W. R. Phillips,
Miss Phillips, Mrs. John Simpson, Mrs. C. H. Tve, Mrs. J.
Holmes, Mrs. J. H. Hobbins,
Mts. E. Foyle Smith. Mrs. E.C.
Walters. Mrs. E. J. Dicker, Mrs.
J. H. Willcox.
Western Float
A Slow Line
As the new electric car reached
the terminus an old man with a
long white beard rose feebly from a
corner seat and tottered towards
the door. He was. however stopped by the conductor, who said:
"Yon r fare please.''
"I paid my fare."
"When? I don't remember it."
"Why, I paid you when I got
oa the car."
"Where did: you get on??,...',    .
���'At the liapjrf&Jfr   ,
"That won't do. When I left
the Plough there was only a little
boy on the car.";
���'Yes," answered the old man.
"I know   It.      I was  that  little
Trail has six female teachers.
Republic    will   try   oil   on   its
There is a little typhoid fever in
the Slocan.
Navigation opens May 20 on the
Yakon river.
Kaslo will have a celebration 011
May 24, as usual.
Hedley will have a roller skating
rink this summer.
A Chink has started a kite factory in High River.
In April tho payroll in Rossland
was about 8100,000.
The sale of war stamps is about
8100 a month in Kaslo.
In Chilliwack crushed sea shells
are fed to the chickens.
Owen Williams died in Lillooet
last month aged 81 years.
. At Union Bay 50 coke ovens are
being prepared for action.
There are 1,754,574 automobiles
running in the United States.
The first Japanese wedding in
Hazelton took place last month.
An antelope park is to be established at China Coulee in Alberta.
A sawmill at Nakusp has sold 25
carloads of white pine lumber in
The Staples Lumber Co. of Wy-
cliffe has'put 150 men to work in
the bueh. /
After the war it is quite likely
that polygamy will be practised.in
Johnny Collins, of Ashcroft
thinks there should be a bounty on
rattlesnakes.     .
Eggs are so plentiful in Quesnel
that the price have dropped to 50
cents a dozen.
Hugh Henderson has sold the
Hotel A.inerican in Rossland to
In a montn this spring the Trail
smelter shipped 240,000 ounces of
silver to Japan and China.
New Denver has a new post-
office, and the locfe boxes are a
surprise-to the community,
Homer McLean and Bert Rus-
sel of Hedley, will spend the summer prospecting in Manitoba.
E. F. Rahal has opened a grocery store in Blairmore. He was
formerly in. business at Hosmer, ���
Ay/Watt, of North Vancouver,
recently ��� caught a steelhead . at
Seymour that weighed  18 pounds.
At Telkwa, Henry McMeen has
been committed for trial upon a
charge of having killed P. Duni-
The highest mine in B.C. is in
the Slocan, although the Red Rose
claims' at Skeena Crossing claim
that distinction.
Joe Donnelly, of Quesnel, while
trying to get on a running train
near McBride, received injuries
from which he died in 20 hours.   ,
��� Revelstoke wants a copper -refinery and zinc smelter. That city
once had a smelter, one of those
kind that did not amount to much.
Two Oregon inventors have
patented a garment that includes
coat, hood, mittens and slippers,
all of which are filled with electric wires supplied with current
from a storage battery to warm a
The new freight schedule on the
G.N. cuts the freight trains to two
a week, between Molson and Spokane, and two one a week west of
Molson. The business men of
Molson and Oroville are violently
opposed to the new service.
For the first two months of this
year 564 carloads of shingles were
shipped from B.C. to the United
States through Surnas and Blaine.
In addition GOO carloads were shipped to North Dakota. The total
value of these shipments is 8582,-
Recently about six miles from
Ashcroft, J. G. Collins and his son
Bert found a nest of rattlesnakes
aud killed 9G of them. A few of
them were captured alive and taken
to Ashcroft to show some of the
citizens what snakes really look
like in a bottle.
The steady revival of the lumber-industry in the coast district is
reflected in the returns of tbe government scaler. No less than 45,-
895.000 feet of logs were scaled for
royalty in the district last month.
This total includes 2,270,000 feet
of logs which were exported to
Washington mills, principally cedar
for use in making shingles. Timber Inspector George D. McKay
reports the shingle industry in the
province is very brisk at present.
Steps are being taken by some of
the bigger lumbermen to secure
tonnage in order to export cargoes
of lumber to France and Belgium
in anticipation of the great demand
for lumber in Europe when the
war ends. ^ .
School Report
The following honor roll, andi.list
of those with perfect attendance
during the month:
Thomas Taylor, Jean Coles,
Richard Eustis, George -Hallett,
Adolph Krueger, Georgina. -Lee,
John McArthur, Vera Parker,
Phyllis Phillips, Ethel Royce.
Daisy Axam, Ruth Axam, Russell
Collins, Faith Collins, Lillian Collins, Russell Eustis, Jathes Hallett,
May Gibson, Francis Jordan,
Savah Jorean, James Lane, Mary
Mcintosh, Irene Mcintosh, Gandry
Phillipps, Bessie Cuddeford.
division in
Mabel Axam, Selma Benson,
Gee Chew, Frank Chindler, Nettie
Chindler, Ruth Coles, Robert
Jenks, Gordon Jenks, Willie" McLeod, Willie Phillips, Ena Potts,
Ivor Potts, John Sater, Myrtle
Dixon, Margaret McPhee.
The Lord's Bank Account
Those who say that Christianity
is not advancing are nninformed.
The Sou of Man, who found ��� no
place wherein to lay His head^.when
he walked the earth twenty centuries ago, now has a. bank, account! It was instituted by the
great self-advertising "evangelist,"
Billy Sunday, who announces that
he deposits one tenth of the '-'freewill offerings" subscribed by j his
admirers, to the credit ol the Lord.
In Philadelphia the free-will offering is said to -have .amounted to
8100,000, which, if true', adds
810.000 to the Lord's -credit.
"Billy" himself draws the cheques
on the account, presumably -having'
been provided with a ��� power of-attorney for the purpose.-.Times
have changed since the, moneychangers were driven from the
temple. We may yet live to.see
the Twelve Apostles rated in Brad-
street's.���Becks Weekly.
War Incidents
We have just read in an English
paper two brief narratives which'
disolose those deeps' of human
brotherhood that lie far below, the
storms of war's fierce passions.
The first illustrates well, the truth
we have called attention to more
than once, that the soldiers of the
warring nations are settling no
quarrel of,their own.
Only a few feet separated the
opposing trenches of the English"
and the Germans. Hostilities had
ceased. An Englishman, with a
camera in his hand, ventured to
call across the narrow Bpace, "Any
of you want your pictures taken?"
Five Germans appeared above the
trenches, "and with smiling faces
were photographed. These men,
cherishing no grudge each for the
other, knew that when the order
came they must shoot across that
intervening space to kill.
The other incident peems to us
like a rarely beautiful flowsr blossoming in a deadly marsh, An
English soldier, a successful-charge
having been made, stopped < beside
a wonnded German. "Cm I do
anything to relieve you?" he asked.
Both could speak English. "I am
done for," said the German soldier.
"I am near the end. Won't you-
stay here by me and hold my band
till it's over?"
Oh, the pathos of itl Ob,-.the
tragedy of itl Ob, the beauty and
the tender humanity of this divine
something in the human heart!���
F. -Ei. R.
In B.C. 69 per cent, of the copper produced is mined within a
few miles of Greenwood, and 31
per cent, at the coast. The Slocan
produces 98 per cent, of the provincial zinc output.
A number of Irish ��olil_pra wpjv
burying German dead. Suddenly
out of the trench came a voice,
"I voss not dead!" Tbp FoTdi��-rs
stopped shovelling and looked K��
Ihe sergeant. "Tez can't believe
a word those bloomin' Germans
*   . j.I
?2 a year in Canada,   and   $2.50   in  the
United States.
Editor and Financier.
More Wild Cats
Delinquent  Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil  Notices     6.00
Application Liquor Licenses    5.00
Transfer Liquor Licenses    7.50
I\stray Notices 3.00
Cards of Thanks    2.00
Certificate of Improvement  10 00
(Where more than one claim appears iu notice, $2.50 for each additional claim )
All other legal advertising, 12 cents a
line first insertion, aud 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, nonpariel
Aktei. running a paper in New
Denver for five years, J. W. Grier
assays tho result as follows:
"With this issue Tho Slocan
Record completes its fifth year.
Although the publisher hasn't
yet made his million, he has
boon feeding regularly. Iu the
five years we havo had a very
enjoyable time telling other
people how to run their business,
and receiving advice from others,
The depression has not affected
Slocan district to any extent.
The business here was not inflated by speculative values in
real estate or mining, therefore
the depression has not been felt
hero as in other portions of the
province Mining in the district
is as much a business proposition
as selling groceries. The ore
can bo mined at a profit and pay
reasonable freight and treatment
charges. The war furnished an
excuse for the smelters to put an
extra tax on the silver-lead mining industry. This caused many
of the mines to discontinue shipments, with a consequent decrease in the working force.
There is likelihood of the difficulty being satisfactorily adjusted at an early date, aud all the
mines working full force. The
outlook in the Slocan is very
good, indeed."
Times are better.    The fishing
season opened last week.
Wak dope and   fishing   stories
are now in active competition.
Bkoociies are being used in Germany with the words, "Gott
Strafe England" (God Punish
England) across the centre. Gott
will probably do a little work in
Germany first.
The war will soon be over. The
Canadian troops are fighting nobly
at the front, and meeting with
wonderful success. As fighters
the world produces no better gun
and bayonet men than Canada.
Ideas of a Plain Man
Writing iu the Kaslo Kootenaian,
"Old Seeker" has the following to
On June 14th, 1S92, the writer
in company with Dan Shoemaker,
Denny Sullivan. Tom Jones and
Bill Thorburn, all experienced,
struck out from Bear Lake to see
the Payne. Washington, Last
Chance and Noble Five group.
Arriving at the Payne we found
Billy Adams and Steve Bailey doing the first assessment work.
After a few words with them, we
retired to the shade of a friendly
tree and proceeded to devour���
(the correct word as we were ravenously hungry) our pocket lunches. While thus engaged the
Payne and Mr. Bayley were freely
discussod by tho party. At that
time it was understood that Mr.
Bailoy was sole owner of the Payne
and had paid $5,000 therefor.
Mr. Shoemaker, export in the employ of Vanjandts Bros., of Butte,
Mont., sent there to acquire property, report etc., on the camp, was
asked by the writer his opinion of
the Payne. To quote his verbatim:
"Boys, if Mr. Bailey ever gets half
his money out of it he will have to
unload it on someone else to do
After luncheon we proceeded to
the Washington. Hero it was the
unanimous verdict that a fine
bunch of ore waa to be had, a
thousand tons at least. In our
progress towards the "Five" group
we ran on to the discovery post
and showing of the Last Chance,
being the first party to see it that
year, as the snow was barely gone
there. The Chance was then under option to. Bond, of Seattle,
price ten thousand dollars rumor
had it. Dan was promptly asked
to pass on it: "Wild cat! I
wouldn't do an assessment on it"
was the ejaculation. We next
came to the "World's Fair"show-
ing on the "Five"  group.    "Dan,
' 'Ah   boys,
right."    The
In Mr. H, G. Wells' "New
MachiaveJli" I find the phrase
"white passion struggling against
the red."
A white passion, I gather, would
be an enthusiasm for socialism, for
instance; while love of woman
would be a red passion.
And very curious is the power of
the white passions of the human
heart but very real none the less,
Men have gone mad for women,
and have done noble deeds and
devilish deeds. But they have
j^one just as crazy for a white idea.
"The pale martyr in his shirt of
fire." was sustained by the white
passion for holiness. The stern
inquisitor directing the heretic torture had a white passion, too; or
you might call it black���the point
is, it was not red.
The French Revolution was an
orgy of white passion; men were
mad for Liberty, Equality, Fraternity; though much red passion was
mixed in during the upheaval.
There are minds that think in
states, hearts that feel in terms of
social emotion, natures that function in propaganda.
In you and me are both white
and red passions.
A man is a curious animal, that
can weep for a government, take
fire at a political idea, and go
gladly to death for some particular
notion about the universe.���Dr.
Frank Crane.
which particularly pointed to^the
Granby Co. as a periniciously flagrant example, even going so far as
to dufl it "heroic mining" with an
admonition to the public to have
nothing to do with it. Three fortunate circumstances over which
Graves ��nd White had no control
whatever, enabled them to make it
a success, viz., the eagerness of the
public of the time to acquire mining shares, the high price of copper
when they had some for sale, and
then the self fluxing properties of
the ore which made it cheaply convertible into matte. Again wild
catting methods, while honest
enough no doubt, are responsible
for the biggest mining enterprise in
BJC, if not in all Canada in this
same Granby.
Mines and Mining
how about this?"
here's a mine all
Payne paid as high as ��100,000 in
a single month and the Chance returns for a long time exceedad tbe
most optimistic dreams of its
owner. Facts well known to many
of your readers. These opinions
of Mr. Shoemaker was generally
acquiesced in by tbe entire party,
all of whom have seen much of
mining in the States even at that
early date.
About 1S95  or   '96   the writer
made a purchase of H.  L. White,
then clerking for John W. Graham,
books   and   stationery,   Spokane.
Mr. White being an acquaintance
of several years,  then  confided to
your correspondent his intention to
go in mining with Jay P. Graves.
Mr. Graves had lost everything in
the panic that had recently swept
over the continent.    Mr.   White,
knowing the writer was then engaged in mining lines, and almost
wholly ignorant   of   the business
himself, cautiously sought an opinion as to the advisability of such a
move.    He was advised promptly
that he would be giving up a sure
thing for an uncertainty,   but in
the judgement of the writer, (then
well founded by observation in the
various   camps   in the   Spokane
country)   many   Spokane citizens
would   make fortunes in   mining
and  possibly he  might be among
the lucky number.   Some ten days
later the writer was  again in the
store when  Mr.   White informed
him that they had rooted an office
Under the Marble Bank, and would
begin business at once and he insisted that his office was to be my
down   town   headquarters.     The
writer thanked him heartily, but it
so happened that he never entered
that office.   They soon made some
sort of a deal with a prospector
owning the "Old Iron Sides" and
"Knob Hill" claims at Phoenix,
B.C., with two iron caps of very
low grade ore, organized their company and began selling shares for a
few cents each.  The time was propitious for their line of activity, as
mining stocks were almost a legal
tender   throughout  the   country.
After they had done much development with no returns they succeeded in enlisting the help of a
Mr. Miner, rubber gloves manu
facturer of Granby, Quebec, where
they got their name for the present
For several years the success of
the enterprise was considered very
doubtful by the wise boys of the
mining fraternity. The writer well
remembers reading a two column
editorial in a Victoria mining journal on  "wild catting  methods,"
Indications of activity havo been
noted in the vicinity of tho Marble-
head quarry lately.
Aid. Speirs is planning on securing more horses for use in ore
hauling from the Cork-Province.
The Chinamen who have been
attempting to do some placering in
the viciuitp of Copper creek, have
made another attempt, this time in
the vicinity of Goldhill.
Ore hauling from the Utica has
had to be discontinued for a few
weeks on account of the breaking
up of the roads. It is expected
that wagons will be able to get
through from the siding to the
mine in the course of two or three
Information from Poplar is to
the effect that J. Wilson, who has
a bond on the Calumet and Hecla,
and who has had three men at
work all winter, intends to increase
the force at those properties to
about twenty men in the fnture.
Three Spokane parties were
north-bound passengers on Tuesday, being en route to Goldhill,
where it is said that they intend to
develop some placer prospects. It
is stated that shatts or pitts are to
be dug and the gravel extracted
and sluiced.
Oswald McDougall is at work on
his contract at the Utica, where he
is driving a crosscut tunnel to connect the east and west veins.
Machine drills are being used and
on account of hard rock the first
few feet proved rather stiff cutting.
The rock has since grown softer.
Five seperate bonds, but entered
into by the same buying parties,
are pending with regard to certain
Poplar properties. It is hoped
that the first payments will be
made during the course of the next
few weeks. San Francisco capital,
working through Spokane agents,
is said to be behind the venture.
A large flow of water was struck
in the Surprise mine a few days
ago. Tbe water rushed out through
the tunnels leading to the outside
with such force as to do some damage, particularly around the entrance to the mine, where everything loose was carried down the
hill, a large part of the dumps going down in the rushing flood.
Some of the miners are reported to
have become scared and quit working, fearing a landslip or cave-ins.
Part of the tramway system used
at the Ferguson, is being dismantled, preparatory to its being moved
to Sandon, having been purchased
by the Ruth Mines. The latter
company will re-erect it to provide
transportation from the Ruth
No. 5 tunnel to the Ruth mill. A
considerable amount of work has
been done on this portion of Ruth
ground the past lew months and
the erection of a tramway may be
taken as an encouraging indication.
No. 5 workings are situated up the
Slocan Star gulch, at no great distance from the Slocan Star mill.
Improvements to the road up
the South Fork of Kaslo river during the coming season will make
ore hauling from the Cork-Province
less troublesome than, has hitherto
been the case. Aa originally laid
out tbe South Fork road had several bad "humps" which meant in
some cases an uphill pull for a
short distance with a load of ore,
so that of necessity the capacity of
a wagon had to be limited; to the
amount that a four horse team
could handle over the worst of the
"humps." The elimination of
these will make larger loads on
each down trip possible.���Kaslo
A Dilapidated Country
On a dilapidated narrow-gauge
railroad in a Southern state a
traveller was struck with the general air of hoplessness of the entire
country. Run-down farms, fences
falling to pieces and houses un-
painted and dismal were seen as
mile after mile was reeled off.
Finally a countryman got on, and
the two fell into conversation.
Country around here looks fear-
fully dilapidated," remarked the
traveler. "Yaas, but jest wait an'
ye'llsee sumpin wuss," replied the
countryman. The train ' stopped.
They looked out and saw a rail
missing ahead. The entire train
crew clambered out, crowbars in
hand, proceeded leisurely to the
rear of tbe train, and in due time
loosened a rail and carried it forward. It was spiked into position
aud the train proceeded. "Somebody stole a rail?" asked the traveler. "Yaas, about twenty yeais
ago, I reckou. Evah Biuce they
baiut nobody bought a new one.
Wheu tho train comes back they've
gotter stop an' tear up a rail behind 'em. Aint that the dilapi-
datenest thing ye ever see, stranger?" 	
Two Dead Men
-,-'���  THE DAINTY
Make a Corner
Collect the Cushion
Cover Coupons with
every dthitUt Package
Two men are dead in our little
town, and one with money was
loaded down; and one was of the
good long green���a humble cog in
the Big Machine. Of what avail
are the rich mans rock's? They'll
nail him down in a costly box: and
gorgeous garlands tbe heirs will
bring, and the priest will preach
and the choir will sing, and prancing horses will haul the hearst���
the price will come from the dead
man's purse. But not a mourner
is really sad, the eyes may weep
when the heart is glad. The dead
man never had in his soul another
wish than to swell his roll; he lived
to gather the shining bones; he
pinched a dime until you heard its
groan. Tbe other man who has
crossed the line, and whom we'll
plant in a box of pine, was ever
ready to help or cheer when old
Miss Fortune was camping near;
to help tbe troubled or soothe their
pains he'd go right down in his old
blue jeans; "to help a neighbo's a
pleasure, sure"���and that was the
logic that kept him poor. He's
dead and gone and the people
grieve; and they shed real tears���
not the make believe.-Walt Mason.
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 and Supplies
DEVELOPING 25cts per roll |
PRINTS 50cts a dozen
P.   J.
Winnipeg Ave.,
Grand Forks
Home Together
"Evening brings a'   hame."���
Scotch proverb.
The road is rough before our feet,
The hills are steep and high,
And clouds are gathered overhead
To shut away the sky.
Perhaps our paths may run apart
In dark and stormy weather
But at the nearing evening-time
We'll all be home together.
0 friend of mine, I grieve to lose
The grasp of loving hands;
How much we need each other here
Each fully understands.
But if oar pathways meet no more
In meadow land or heather
Believe that  when  the night has
We'll be at home together.
So here's a hand that's true my
And steadfast come what may.
God grant our paths run side by
And part hot all the way;
Bat if it be that part we m net���
God only kpoweth whether-���
There's comfort in the thought that
Will bring us home together.
���Eben E. Rexford.
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.
Carmi, B. C, April 1st, 1915.
A SITTING 01 -be County Court of Yale will
be holden at the Court House, Greenwood,
on ; Tuesday the 25.U day of May, 1915, al
11 a.m.
Registrar C. C. of Y
Any man who can have an appreciative audience if he dniy talks
to himself.
Didn't Want A Lawyer
Two college students were arranged before the magistrate
charged with hurdling the low
spots in the road in their motor
car. "Have you a lawyer?' asked
the magistrate. " We're not going
to have any lawyer/" answered the
elder of the students. "We've decided to tell the truth.'7
Direct from the Factory to the co__s_.__.cr
at wholesale prices   to advertise onr
. ���   Brands.
Every cigar we mike is absolutely gnat-
anteed, filled with ^canine Havana-
Box of So's B.C. full weight, five
inches long $3.50.
Box of 50's O.S   4  inches long.
Conchas, #300.
Box of "Brillantes" Clear  Havana
Wrapper, fall weight, 5 inches
long. 50 S $5.00.
Send money order, or certified
cheque. Do not send money unless registered.
Refereac-ts:���R. G. DUNN ft CO.
New tfestM-wter.-_.C.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the un-
' dersigned, and' endorsed "Tender for
Dominion. Observatory1 at. Little Saanicli
Mountain, Victoria, B.C.," will be received-nt
this office until 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18,
1915, for tlie construction of tbe 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, M.C, at the Post Office, Vancouver,
B.C., and at this Department.
Persons tendering- are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made oa the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations and
places ol residence. In the case of firms, the
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 the 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 doe_> 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.
THE WINDSOR HOTEL is one of the Dest 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 and the meals are the best. Rooms
reserved by telegraph.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
f��OAI. mining rights of the Dominion
V* in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territoriesand 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 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 but by the applicant himaelfc
Bach 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 fire cents per ton.
The person operating the "mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the foil quantity of merchantable coal mined ana pay the royalty
thereon: If the coal mining rights are
not being operated, such returns should
be furnishea at least once a year;
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Depart
ment of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Denote Minister of the Interior,
N.B.���U-MUthorized publication of
this adverti-sement will.not be paid for.���
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Cbe fiume Rotel
 nelson, B.C.
The only up'txvdate 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.
RATHJS $1.00 per day and up; European Plan.
Bus Meets all Trains and Boats.
2*4"f*��fr 4*4* ��f4*4**'f 4"f>��M�� 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4*4* 4. j^h
Princeton, B.C., now completed on the
site of the old Great Northern. Only
brick hotel in Similkameen. A first
class house,
Swanson & Broomfield. Props,
Kaslo, B. C��� is a comfortable
homo for . ali who travel to that
J. W. COCKLE. Prop.
Bridesville,   B. C.   This   hotel
within easy reach of all the leading
Boundary towns and the centre oi
a fine farming district.
THOMAS   DONALD.   Proprietor.
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.
Priucetoit. This liotel Is tiuw, comfortable
well-furnished, and is close to the railway
depot. Modern accommodation aad sample rooms.
SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors
Rock Creek, B. C. This is one of
Uie 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' tlie
best of wines, liquors and cigars.
Princeton, B. C. Is the  headquarters  for  miners,   investors
and railroad men.   A  fine location and eyefythinjr first-class
F. J. KIRKPATRICK, Proprietor.
PHOBMI3C     M., 0.c  ...
The Newest and I*arge*i Hotel in
the City. Everything neat, clean
and comfortable. Steam beat and
electric light. Heals and drinks at
all hoars.
Tbe Knob Hill Hotel
One of the largest hotels in
the city.   Beautiful location,
fine rooms audi tasty meals.
Imperator and Kootenay Standard
Cigars.   Made bv
Leading Tailor of tile KootenavB.
KASLO      B.  C
E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and
Chemist. Box Biio8, Nelson, B. C.
Charges:���Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper
$1 each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,
I.1.50, 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 traih-i
Autos for MJre,  the Fiilest
f urnouts iii'thexiaiourielary/
Light and Heavy Draying t
Rflssell's lively And Stage
0. Q. RUSSELL, Proprietor.
your Razors Honed
and Your Baths at
MaMa Tungsten Lamps
K) to 60 Watt Lamps 60c each
In cartons of 5. $2,50
100 Watt Lamps, $L25 each
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