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Array i?. *1'  /���������Kb >f-'  ft  l.    if   -.-' s  ",'if   V,  -r   ' r. V',".'J-/,   "'1 4?  i      j  IM/     '   -     '    '       J , ' '   '  APR 21 1908,  Sold'throughout the" Boundaiy. -It, is'-the Mineral  Water of the Mountains.   'The' Wholesale Agents are  THE GREENWOOD LIQUOR CO.  It is Sold at The Ledge Office for- 25 cents! a copy.  Sent by Mail for the Same Price.  ' -   AW  Vol ', XIV.  GREEWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, APRIL Ic;i908.  EPSFaasa56BHiHa������:  We liaye just received a carload of Purity Flour, for  which-wc are sole  agents here;  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.- Ltd.  i ^  ' / r-  Harchvare, Groceries. Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  As   its   name implies, Purity Flour  is  absolutely  pr.ue and the best Flour on the Market.  Frederic W. ^cLaine  Mining and Real Est, 'e Broker.  Estates Managed aad Lo..ns Made.  Local and District Land Ag<nit Canadian Pacific Railway. Stocks and  .Shares a Specialty. Green wood, B.C.  Nol>������  g\  -   i  msmmzmzmz  Frank Fletcher  PuoviNcrAL Land Sukvisyou, "'  .Nelson, B. 0.  spent  m^zms&svszm  Arriving in and leaving  Greenwood have headquarters at '  GheriSer's  -    ��������� Cigar Store  Pipes, Cigars, Gigaretles and  -Tobaccos  to   suit your  tastes, your fancy or  - ,        your pocket,  J. A.GHEHIER ���������'��������� PROPRIETOR  Next door north 01 Pacific hotel,  Copper street. Greenwood.  H.UWMOWMWI  t  E. G. Warren lias returned  from a tiip  to the coast.  A post-mortem- is of little use to a cremated dog.  The fire boys gave a smoker Saturday  evening.    It was a success.  R. A. Malhieson is'spending a'week at  Ins ranch near Beayeidcll.  A. E. Braithwaite of lln'desville  a few days in the city last week.  Gieeuwood market garduers find a  ready sale for their produce in   Phoenix.  This' spring fresh eggs have been  bought for 20- cents a do/en in Greenwood.    -  Hemmerle & Dunne have dissolved  paitnership, the former remaining in the  business.  Thete is no truth in the minor that  snieiler smoke is spoiling the gardens in  Greenwood.  The Concert orchestra will give a dance  in the old Masonic h'all nefU Monday  evening,  Although  fresh  eggi have struck   30  cents in Phoenix the  gone 011 strike.  hens have  not yet  large furnaces of great capacity. When  some of the schemes-of Butte smelters  shall be introduced into the Boundary  district we shall expect to see the cost of  smelting there 1 educed below $: a ton."  Owners of property and householders  111 the city are given until Taosday next,  tnearstinst. to put their premises i.i a  sanilary.condition.  E. J.Cartier has disposed o'f his iutei est  111 the Windsoi hotel, and will try his  luck in the north at some pointalong the  line of the Giand Trunk Pacific. ���������  Boundary Valley lodge No. 33, I. 0. 0.  F., will observe the eighty-ninth anniversary of the oider.by attending the  Presbyterian chinch .Sunday evening  20th mst. Rev M. D. McKee will conduct the sei vices.  Chas. Dunne left for Spokane Saturday lust, whet e he will 1 email)' about a  a month and then go noilh. lie had  been a resident of this city for over ten  years and made many warm friends who  who will wish him success wheiever he  may locate.  A dispatch received in the city yesterday stated that Duncan Ross had received  the unanimous nomination of the liberal  convention at Vernon, lie was nominated by Swnuson of Kamloop, and sec  condeil by Lavvson of Kclowna.  I.  Western Float  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000. Reserve Fund,$5,000,GOO  HEAD,OFFICE, TORONTO.-   ���������     --;,'"  -'  B. E. WALKER, President.        ALEX. L'AIRD, General 'Manager.  Branches Throughout' Canada; and-in the United' States  and England.  -   SAVIJSGS. JUNK DEPARTMENT./  BANKING   BY   MAIL :  Business may be transacted by mail with'any  branch of the' Bank.  Accounts 'may be ppened, and deposits made or withdrawn by  Every attention is paid to out-of:to\vn accounts.  T. BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.  mail.  J.  igton -  F. E. GRIFFITH, PROP.  Tun JTorar, op Slocan* City, B. 0.  Headquarters for mining and  commercial men ; the home of the  rancher, the lumberjack and prospector. Coinc once and you will  come again.  irwumirMnrtfcruifci mpin*f������TmirT  ���������n*%g  * One 'of Canada's Strongest Financial Institutions.  ee  Horn���������In Greenwood, ou Tuesday, the  rath inst to -Mr. and-Mrs. James Dim-  mick, a daughter.   '    :  J. Pots and Mrs. ''Pots, and Miss N.  Wood of Armstrong are visiting Mr. and  Mis. Clnistopher Wood.  Mrs. O. nigmaTTcf Edmonton is visiting her father and mother; Mr. and Mis.  Chiistophei Wood.    '<  Evan Tet'sen has been appointed a  police officer atEholt. . He will also keep  his eye on Delicti o.      ;  This v,eek there .\iere no patients in  the Gieeuwood hospital, which speaks  volumes for the health" of the'district.  Christopher Wood and Mrs. Wood have  again taken up their lesidence in Greenwood, after au absence of nearly a year.  The city council decided at its last  meeting to employ mairied menandiate-  payer on street woik: -This resolution is  a good one.  TOTAL   ASSETS  General' Banking  OVER   $50,000,000.  Business  Transacted.  Savings Accounts given special attention. A deposit of $1 or upward starts a Savings Account, on which the highest current rate  of Interest is paid or added to the Principal every 6 months. Deposits may be withdrawn at any time without notice.  Banking by Mail.���������People living at a distance may send in deposits  or withdraw cash by mail.  ��������� Write for particulars.  H. F. STOW, MANAGER  GREENWOOD BRANCH.:  BARRINGTON HALL, THE STEEL  CUT COFFEE. FILLS A LONG-  FELT ;\VAN P.  Every coffee drinker in this town ami  every one who would like to drinl.  coffee, but who can not drink ordinaly  brands, should try this widelv-adver  tised and justly celebrated Steel-Cm  Coffee.  We have added it to our stock of high  grade pure lood groceries, because it  will become immensely popular when  introduced.  When .you buy a pound of Baningti n  Hall you get a pound of tho beet part ol  the coffee only. It is cut, not gioinul,  into line, even paiticlea, and  the bittei  injurious element  Just Received a Nice Assortment of Ladies'    ,  Lisle, Lace arid 5ilk (iSoves  Regular and Elbow -Length in All Shades.  Call and see them.  Dry Goods. REN DELL 8c CO. toots and Shoes  0.'ft^^fe^^^-������^^^^%%t)'^^^^^^������^'^^^^������^0*i^^^^^tV^p  chaff containing the  is lemoved  Ban ing ton Hull sells at 50 cents pei  pound tin. Buy a pound���������try i' in your  your home, and if you "do not,-i������roe that  it is the most delicious, healthful an 1  economical cuffee you have over used,  return what is left and get your money  back.  Hunter-Kendrick  COSIIMNY.  & .Regular monthly meetings of  ���������*f jf Greenwood lodge'No 28, A. F.  / V' & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  .IAS, S.  I'.lIlNli:, Srru-Mry,  F.  Green wood Miners'  Union, No. 22, \V.  !���������' SI , meet1, every  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Cop-  I or street, Greenwood, at 7:IM.  Also in  hall at   Mother Lode mine  Thitipdnvowniiigi at 7 : ������).  K. A. SfATUEISON. Si-n-etarv.  Open day and night in the Windsor Hotel. Feeding people is like any other business^ it requires experience. Wo  havo the experience, you liave the-inoney. We know how  to prepare and servo meals, you have the palate to appreciate good food well cooked. Try 'the partnership.  It may prove beneficial to both of us.    We aim, to please.  Roward moore, Proprietor.    S  c. s.  BAKER  Provincial Assayerand Ore  Shippers)' Agent.    Corren-  poiidenee solicited. 'Samples  "recefve prompt attention.  O/HOX   ISil.   OltlSKNWOOl),   II.   c.  GREENWOOD  <  ;,        Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.     .  Heavy Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  The perfect results of careful culinary efforts, tho  true delights of fine cooking, are known only to  users of  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  The Range that keeps the  Ran go Eoiler Boiling. For  Sale by  E.   W.   BISHOP  Phono /������-.'IH. OppoHUo Nnriloii Holel,   ���������Il'ni������������������lill.l.������*l   hMMMiMIM"nMM<nMH������M������MMM������MI|n|  Tho Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson havo in tho Royal Seal a oigar  that is known and smoked between  tho wheat country and tho blue  Vacilic.  J. W. Murphy vtas in town on Saturday  from Hedley. He will spend the summer woiking on his ranch at i3wi ft Current, Sask.  W. J. Goepel, Inspector of government  offices and hospitals, was in the city Mon-  d-iv and Tuesdav, checking up the' books  of provincial officials.  Duncan Ross. M. V.. did not slavveiv  lone: in Greenwood. He ishiurving back  to Ottawa, as he is losing 515 a (lav while  he is absent from the house.  The rcity street improvements were  commenced this week." The lepaiis on  the streets, .sidewalks and waterworks  will give employment to a number of  men.  The Greenwood City Waterworks Co.  has a force of men making repairs at the  dam and power house near Moundarv  Ealls. Xonnan McLeod is in charge o'f  the work,  Tn the Presbyterian church Thursday-  e\eniug, Rev. M. 1). McKee married  Daniel Stirr.it Love, late of Scotland, and  Miss Wiunifrcd Leila Mary Iloldsworth,  of Helensburgh, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  What most of the men iu Greenwood  need more than a half holiday, is a half  day's work each week. It has been all  holiday for most of us the past sik  mouths, and a little relaxation in the form  of hard work just now wouldn't be considered all haidship.  Ben Peterson, Hugh EcKay aud Al.  Faulkner leave this ueek for the Bulk-  ley valley, Where they have some claims  about thirty miles from Aldermere. Thev  will go on horseback all the wav, and  expect to reach their destination in"about  a mouth.  The Times says that a centipede was  found at the smelter by the master mechanic last week. It is possible that Mr.  Brandon was looking through the wrong  end of a telescope and got thcTiistruinent  focused on a prominent official of the IJ.  C. Copper company.  John Mclnucs, M. L. A., addressed a  large meeting last Friday evening in the  Miners' Union hall. "His speech was  mainly devoted to Oriental immigration,  immigration, defeat of the labor measures  iu the provincial legislature, and the  pieseut industrial panic.  The suspense in reference to the immediate construction of the Midway and  Vernon railway will be over next week.  If it is decided'In Victoria lo switch the  subsidy from Vernon to Pe'nlieton the  load will be started right awav and  finished to the summit this year.  Ceo, R. Naden, M. V. P.. left Saturday  to attend the Libei.il convention at Vernon. From there he will go to Prince  Rupert. It is understood that Mr. N.i-  deu has disposed of all his interests iu  Guviiwood riding, aud the people of  Rock Creek will iu future be represented  iu the provincial legislature by a resident  ol Prince Rupert.  The Rev. M. D. McKee brought to the  notice of the council Monday evening  the barbarous custom of serenading a  newly married couple with tin cans, cow  bells, etc. The members of the council  doubtless knew that that this custom was  in vogue, but now that they have been  notified as a body it is hoped that they  will have the police put a stop to the  practice.     . ������  J. Peek MacSwain took tho back traii  from Princeton and is on his way lo attend the political conventions iu Vernon,  where he expects to meet Duncan Ross  and arrange to have a bill passed at Ottawa for*the upholstering of railway ties  In order to save.perambulating poets and  printers from hardening of the pedal extremities,  J. L. Christian has a fine ranch of 68  acres about a mile up the Phoenix rowl  from Greenwood. It must be a little  over 3,000 feet above the sea but plums  * .and apples'grow to perfection and nearly  fcvsry kind of vegetables are produced  Mr.S^hristiau has just fenced in 12 acres  of pasUv ������ land in order to have his horses feed \;.Hthe green grass which is just  now castin^uti emerald hue over the  mountain side.  "The cost of'iiiueitiiig copper ores has  been reduced in t\c Boundary, district of  British Columbia tp.a little more than $1  per ton," remarks the American Mining  Review of Los A.:,<;eles, I'aliforiiin.  "There the ores are particularly adapted  to  smelting,   and thcySare smelted in  IL^lIallett, police magistrate, returned Tuesday from a professional trip  to the Upper Okanagan. At Vernon he  saw J. Peck MacSwain, who was in that  cit> as delegate fiom Tietown to the  Liberal convention. After the convention Mr. MacSwain intended making a  tour of the outlying districts ', in the  Libeial inteiests. He will speak at Tap-  pin, Xotch Hill, Fiench vllob's aud other  points' not usually visited by the spellbinders of either party.  Jack Luce, who has been down \wtli  rheumatism for about a month, is able to  to be about again, and wili soon be in  condition to josh all comeis. Very few  of his acquaintances believed that Jack  was really sick. They thought it was  one of his jokes. . If Jack ever does cash  111 his friends will insist on a postmortem  before the remains are laid at ro������t. However, his many friends will be pleased lo  see him ou the streets again and hear  his cheei v voice.  A Chinaman in Rossland gets his washing done at the steam ,laundry. Hessavs  that he likes clean shirts.  The Western Tobacco Co., with a capital of $25,000, has been incorporated. It  is largely composed of Greenwood men.  The old Mission lanch.iii the Okanagan  has been sold lor ������75,000., It contains  1,100 acres and has a pear tree on it forty  yeaas old. - ,   ���������  II. !3. Wallace is starting a depaitment  store in Rossland.  Cobalt stiver ore is now being Heated  at the Tiail smelter.  _  In regaid lo customs collections Fernie  is the thiid city in the province.  Chancy Aylwin has sent his family  back to New Denver and gone north. He  is probably looking Tor a spot to start an-  other Pig and Whistle. .  The half-bieeds around Edmonton are  suffering from smallpox,  The residents of Fairview in Vancouver  will not tolerate any liquor stores on  their side of the creek.  Meu who run gambling houses in Vancouver are being sent to jail without the  option of a fine.  All saloons in the Yukon will have to  close, as only hotels will be license'd to  sell liquor.  More than a million fruit trees will be  planted in II. C. this year. If this keeps  up we will have plenty of cordwood in  another generation.  A new company has been formed to'  work the Lucky, Boy.-in the Lardqau. j  The Silver Cnp'iiear Ferguson is ship-'  ping 200 tons of $206 oie every month, /  Commen ^i.'g'July'rst,next,' the provincial govr'ament will supply the scribblers, copy, books,  primers,- readers, and '  arithmetics used by public schools of the  province^ '        , .       <  Sam Crowell will  train  his thieeraeej  horses on the track at Grand Forks.   '    rv ,  Lorhe Campbell is planting 26 acres'of '  his Grand Forks ranch in fruit trees.  Owing to-the difficulty 6f getting iu  supplies only a few men are working iu  the Franklyn camp.  1.   ,<'���������  . .(,'-w  at   Orient,  is shipping  ' The First Thought mine  owned by P. Bums & Co,  some 5200 ore to the smelter.  Durnig March , 54S tons ol ore were  shipped through Kaslo to Tiail. -  A tourist hotel and sanitarium is lo be  built at Ainsworth.  The Kootenaian says that there has  been no excitement in Sanden since Geo.  Waite and old man LovalL quiuhe camp.  In Sandon Mike Kerlin has the typhoid  fever.  Monty Davis has secured a long lease  ou the Silver King near Nelson.  Leu Lindsay, formerly of Sandon, died  tecenlly in Arizona from tuberculosis,,  At Keiemcos Frank Richter has struck  water in his new  well at a depth of 100  "V.'  ���������W-'E  >    >-"'M  Nicola coal is now  New Westminster.  being burned in  feet.  Tom Lacy,  who died  was buried aL.Fairview.  The Penticton baseball  the Coyotes.  Hedley may not have a  this year.  at Nighthawk,  club is called  baseball team  /������������������>' Tf|  j^  ^ *\  FRUH INDUSTRY.  Ilt'in<r Dewlopod <,��������� Pliinl.ilicns on  the  Columbia isivur lit Jlcyois 1'rlls.  Rapid development of plantations, irrigated tn.cts, at Me) eis Falls on the Columbia river are being pushed by Sparks  Bros, of Spokane," Washington, the new  owners, and it is only a question of time  until the new rival of Yakima and Ken-  newick districts will make itself felt,  This enterprising firm seemed "a large  tract of laud, made ariangemeuts for 300  hoicepower of Mcycrfc   Kalli,,   bought the  water lights, had even-thing 111 readnitss  and sprung "Plantations" 011 the people  of Meyers Falls before thev leali/.ed the  wonderful possibilities of"the soil and  climatic conditions of the couutrv.  Plantations is^-the name given their  tract by the owneis, and-is an appropriate  name for lauds located as thev sue, between the Columbia and Colville mere,  being  r,6oo   feet  above  sea  level, surrounded by mountains, making it a beautiful spot for an ideal home.   Men of experience  in the fruit business have been  buying there recently.    C. W. Dossett of  North Yakima says Stevens cotiutv is unquestionably tbe home of the winter apple.   Geo. S.  Morley, president of the  Stevens County Fruit Growers'  Union,  says   nine-tenths of the fruit, marketed  from   Stevens  county   is  shipped from  Meyers   Falls.     Ste\ens   countv  winter  apples are 01 the superior qualitv necessary to enable them to take a prominent  place alongside  the  well-known  fruit of  Wenatchee, Yakima, and Hood river, in  the discriminating markets of New York  and Chicago, wheie onlv the finest Pacific coast fruits can be sold.  A large box factorv is now being built  by the Gerhardt-Braderick Lumber Company, to accommodate the demand for  fruit boxes. A cannery company is being organieed aud ������6,000" has been pledged  forastaiter, parties in Chicago taking  35,000 and Sparks Bros. $1,000. Other  stockholders have pledged $2,000 and it  is expected to have fully *si2,ooo subscribed in a few weeks. Plant will be in.  a few weeks. Plant will be in operation  iu time to handle this peat's vegetables  and fruits.  A new 2c-room hotel is just being  started by J. W. Turner, and a mo\ement  is on foot lo incorporate the town. The  "Columbia Gateway," a uewsv, clean,  and attractive paper is just being established,  The electric light plant at Me\ers Fall;-  supplies the electric light for'Colville,  Kettle Falls, Kehoe, Waul, Mission,  Winslow's Mills, aud Movers Falls. A  good graded school, employing five  teachers, is maintained ten months 111  each year. A Congregational chinch  building it just being completed. Methodist, Baptist and Catholic oigaut/atums  theie. Two trains daily run between  Aleyeis Falls and Spuk.ilie. Navigation  on the Columbia nvtr is now being  opened up by the government. Sc\eutv-  live carloads" of apples were shipped Iroiu  there iu 1907 by the Stevens Countv  Fruit Growers' riiion. Theie is a lull (���������!  132 feet iu the Colville nver, known as  Meyers Falls, which generates 30,000  horsepower, and the Kettle falls hi the  Columbia river will generate 80,00.)  horsepower. ���������  The possibilities of this town ami the  country surrounding it have been overlooked until secured by Sparks Bros.,  who are rapidly developing the- town  aud plantations,'having about one hundred'men working installing-waterworks,  and.improving Plantations.  Apples shipped from Meyers Falls  brought $.|.6o per box net to the shipper  in New York,' after paying expense of  shipping nnd packing.  The Sparks ��������� Bros, are selling plantation tracts very rapidly, owing le;. the  terms anil-prices being so easv. "The  population of Meyers Falls'will" double  this year.  The apple of Washington will be ns  the orange is to California, the suipie  crop shipped to all pans of; the world,  and .Stevens county will produce'the  finest, as it has been' fully tested along  that line, 40,000 trees coming into bearing this year iu the. vicftiily of Meyers  Falls. '���������'������������������-  Already Uvo patients have been cured  of tuberculosis at the Tranquille sanitarium.  The first shingle mill is about to be  established iu Victoria.  Spoils of both sexes have been warned  lo keep away from the Yukon. Dawson  has grown tired of tinhorns sand the  women in red.  be a citv in the  Penticton expects to  near future.  Maramata, the youngest town in th������  Okanagan,- has a "new opera house that  will seat 250 people. The ambitious burg  will soon want a newspaper.  Win. Magill has opened a barber shop  in Slocan city.  The C. P. R. agent at Silverton has a  family of fifteen. He raised them on  Prince Edward Island.  Sir Wilfiid Laurier will tour the West  in June, buthe is not likely to come to  Greenwood.  Even at Elko thev  acre for fruit land.  are asking ������100 an  The  Experts say that B. C.   tobacco  best grown iu Canada.  There is a b(5om in  Slocan City  *own has a. b'iindwith 17 membeis.  The Penticton Press deplores the fact  that it has not more and larger ads. This  trouble is epidemic in nearly all towns  where a paper is published.  Eastoru oysters are now successfully  grown in the sea near Vancouver Island".  In Toronto nineteen Doukhobois were  sent to jail for marching on the road  without clothing. As good Toronto does  not like the naked truth the Douks were  given six months. It is too bid that  these people do not settle iu Mexico,  where a little thing like being naked in  public does not terrifv the community.  The prospect.-, for au abundant fruit  crop in the Okanagan are very bright.  The hospital at Kelovvna was formallj  opened a few days ago.  J. Scott has opened a jewelry store in  Summerland.  Gr.iceyaiul W. B. Pool now own  get gold  mine in Sheep Creek  expect   to "make a  Bob Edwards still 'gets out the Eye-  Opener when he is not tangled up in a  whiter.  David McKay, formerly a C. P. R. conductor in the  Boundary,  has a bonanza"  in his hotel at Mission City.  Jack McLachlan writes that it has been  a dull winter in Lardo, but he expects a'  big tourist trade this summer.  At Hosmer, eight miles east of Fernie,  the C. P.  R.  owns 4,0;o acres of coal -  lands and has 300 men working getting..*  the mines and coke ovens iu  shape to dc*-  business. No coal or coke will be shipped-  before next January.  y v -j  i.  ,1 .  The Canadian Consolidated Mining and"  Smelting company employs 1,150 men at  is the*sTlai1' ^Io-vie an(l Rossland.  The  Trail, smelter   turns out  yearly -  20,000 tons of refined lead. -  -",���������;/(.. I  they  A. II.  the  Niii^  out of  which  fortune.  W. C. Wells will have the offer of becoming a Dominion senator.  U. S. Thomas is now a resident of  Menitt. He was the original postmaster  of Nakusp.  Beaudette & Conklin have opened a  livery stable in Menitt.  A good strike has been made on the  Half .Moon at Movie.  It has been reported that Judge Wilson  is to take up his residence in Fernie.  Pete denies the rumor, as he would uot  live, there unless the government compels him to do so. He is a wise judge  and one of the best on the bench.  Ranchers from the cast will find no  banana trees in Cranbrook.  Coleman has a vv'eekly newspaper.  McEwi-u & She.i aie now running the  Hoffman holel in Elko.  Tom Whel.iu of I'etiiie has recovered  from his recent cutting expeiience anil  looks well vv'lhoi.l his appendix. lie is  big enough without one.  In Funic Jack Gates is raising the  King Kdwaid hotel three feet.  In Calgary the council has given an an-  nual grant 51,500 to the Hoard of Trade.  This has uot occurred in Greenwood.        |  Louis Hill says that the V., V. & E,  will -roach. Princeton before Christmas.  Ho does not say when it will reach Green  wood. !  At the Trail smelter 700 tons of copper-"  gokltire-are treated', daily. - T1ic--Sikw-  shoe.miue iir* Idaho' ship's daily to this  smelter 100 tons of ore that-'goes 4*per '  cent iu coppe'r.  ��������� The mining outlook in Rossland is  brighter than it has been for vears. The  mines are improving at greate'r depth.  Cows are needed at Prince Rupert.  Owing lo the nature of the climate it  should be a good place for the dairv business.  The government will build a $20,000  land registry office in New Weatinmster.  Nelson is soid to have a population of  S.ooo, and has reached tlie stage of having a city directory,  Electric lights are much higher in the  West 'than the East, although water  pawer does not cost any more. Iu some  places in the East 16-c'audle-power lights  cost three or four cents a week.  Phoenix.  The  person  Highly Commended.  Speaking of the Grauby property,  Stevens' Copper Handbook says:  " The Grauby is one of the few copper  properties of the world, of which a careful investigation leads to the verdict tiiat  there is nearly everything, to commend  and scarcely anything lo critiei/.e."  Robert W. Service, who has made a hit  with his " Songs of a Sourdough," his  gone to Dawson to work for the Bank of  Commerce.  The mint at Ottawa has already bought  250,000 ounces of silver 'from' "the Trail  smelter. "  Canadian refined lead is in great demand in Japan, China and Australia. It  will shortly be introduced into India  The 'government of Canada retards  mining in B. C, by charging duties upon  dynamite, milling machinery, etc.  ; Lumbermen in IJ. C. want a duty of $2  a thousand upon rough lumber mid 30  cents upon shingles.  Six thousand imported rruit trees that  could not pass inspection were burned in  Vancouver hist week.  Tn ..'Vancouver there are 510 men employed in' street work by the city.  To provide against a possible coal  shortage the C. P. R. is putting a reserve  supply iu the bunkers at Vancouver.  A slight shock gf i-frrlliquiikc nt Victoria woke up sonic of the inhabitants,  but did not move the price of real estate.  Many British emigrants are now en  route to B. C.  It isisaid that the Trail smelter cannot handle all the ore Ihat is coming in.  Might rent a smelter in the Boundary to  help out the rush.  best beer in B. C. is made in  Phoenix. It is due largely to using the  right kind of spring water.'  Times are getting good in rhoenix. A  prospector found a nickel on the street  last Saturday, while another  bought a $196 diamond ring.  Tln.re were several fights in town last  week, but no serious damage -was done.  Whiskey mixed with the high altitude  weic responsible.  The Granbv;paid 955,000 in wages here  last Friday and in consequence business  has lifted its drooping head.  R. V. Chisholm was iu town pavday.  He reports business good in Rossland.  The new landlords of the Alexander  hotel are doing a good business.  The oie shipments from the Grauby  will be cuitailed while the new dust  chamber is being connected with the fur- '  naces or the smelter at Grand Forks. Iu  order to icfaiu the same working force-  there will be no Sunday work Hi lite  mines limit the above changes aie made.  Quite a number of miners lett town on  Wednesday, most of them going to the  coast.  Chas Fiood and wife are paving a visit  to Moyie. Owing to ill health Mrs.  Flood will visit with hci sister several  weeks.  Ou Sunday a Finn ou Spion kopstuick  his wife tn the head with a kuile. She  screamed and several other Finns iiished  into the house mid tie.uly beat the husband to death. lie presented a batteied  appearance wheh.taken to the hospital.  There were 52 Conservatives   at   the  meeting- Tuesday evening and   15 delegates were appointed  to  represent* Phoe-   '  nix at Vernon next week.  Old gold keepsakes made into new and  beautiful pieces of jew eln. IC. A. Black,  the Jeweler, Phoenix.  '   Eholt.  . W. S. Torniiy had a birthday Tuesday.  There are quite a number of Sihks  here living in boxcars. 1)11111);; the past  they have sent several thousand iloiliirt  from here to India, aud the genial p.j>t-  master is so expert at making out their  language that so; far all the inoiny has  reached its destination.  J.  C.; Henderson' says   that   he   has  bonded   the   Union   claim   111 Fiankliti  camp for -$50,000.    When   he  g. ts the  money it is his intention  to buil 1 a line   ,  residence in Greenwood.  The -wall-paper season is now fairly  open and the paper-hangers are busy iii  the city and suburbs. J, Iv. Coles'Jias-  Oiie.of'the best slocks 111 the West and  those who intend to decotate then hoinen  should suspect his prices and patterns before making a decision. -No trouble to '  show goods, and satisfaction guaranteed.  MBl������ffli������flBJBII^^  ������-!.' THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  ^wvwwwwww^  BY GUY  BOOTHBY  of "A Beautiful White Devil/' "A Bid For  Fortune/' "The Marriage of Esther/'  "Dr. Nikola." Etc., Etc.  (Continued.)  "This is number 21," said "my conductor, pointing to the door before  which ho stood.  [ rewarded him, and then turned  my attention to tho door indicated.  Having rapped wlih mv Knuckles  upon the panel, I waited for It to be  (���������i.eucd to me. Rut tlmso inslrlo were  In no hurry, and for this reason some  minutes elapsed before I heard anyone  moving about; then there came the  sound of shuffling foot, and next mo-  irent the door was o;>e.ued an inch or  two, and a female voico -arjuiied with  an oath���������which I will omit���������what was  wanted and who was wanting it.  To the firsc query I, ro"h������>d by asking if Levi Solomon lived there, nnd,  i' he did, whether I could see him.  Tho second I shirked altogether. In  answer 1 was informed that Levi Solo-  v on did reside there, and Unit If I  was tho gentleman who had called to  see him about a hansom cab I was to  cop-e in at once.  The door wns opened to me, and I  Immodlatelv stopped Into the grimiest, most evil smell'ng passage It has  over been ivy ill luev to sot foot In.  Tho walls were soiled and stained almost beyond reco- nitioi; the floor  was llttcro'l with ora-ge peel, paper,  cabbage leaves, and garbage o������ all  sorts and descriptions, while the  stench that greeted me baffles description. I have sever smelled anything like it before, and I hope I may  never do so again.  The most 1 can say for the old ladv  ���������who admitted me is that she matched  her surroundings.  She was short almost to dwarfishncss, well-nigh bald,  and had lost her left eye. Her dress  consisted of a ragged   skirt,   and   in  placo of a body���������I believe that Is the  technical    expression���������she    wore    a  man's coat, which gave   a   finishing  touch of comicality  to   the   peculiar  ,     outline of her figure. As soon as she  saw that I had entered, she bade me  shut the door behind me and follow  ,'_   her. This I did by means of a dilapi-  . dated staircase, in which almost evePy  step was  take i a', the risk of one's  life, to the second floor. Having arrived there, she knocked upon a door  facing her; and I noticed that it was  not until she had been ordered to on-  r������r that she ventured to turn the L>ti-  die.  "The gentleman   what   has   come  -'bout the 'ansom keb," she said, as  ' " ushered me into the room,  'he apartment was lit by two can-  .s stuck In their own wax upon a  otle deal table, and by their rays I  .  'could distinguish the man I had come  in search of standing bv the fireplace  awaiting me. He did r.ot greet me until he had made certain, by listening  at the keyhole, that the  old   woman  had gone downstairs. He was a quaint  r little fellow, Jewish from the soles of  his feet to the top of his head. He had  the nose of his race, little beadv eyes  as sharp as gimlets, and a long beard  ���������which a little washing   might   have  made white. He  was   dressed   in   a  black frock coat two sizes too large  for him, black trousers   that   would  have fitted a man three times his size,  and boots that had been patched and  otherwise repaired till their   original  maker would not have   known   them  again.  "Mr. Pennethorne, I presume," he  began, rubbing his hands together and  speaking as if ho had a bad cold in  his head. "I am delighted to see you.  I am sorry that I cannot ask you to  sit down, but I have no chair to give  you. For the same reason I cannot  offer you refreshment. Have you had i  a good look at me?"  My surprise at this abrupt question  prevented my replying for a moment;  then I insinuated that I thought I  should know 'him again, after which,  with a muttered "That's all right," he  blew out one of the candles, remarking that, as we now knew each other,  we could conduct our business quite  as well with half the light.  "I received- word from our mutual  acquaintance Dr. Nikola this morning," he began, when the illumination j  had been thus curtailed, "that you  would bp coming to see me. Of course  I did not ask the business, for Dr.  Nikola is my friend, and T obey and  trust him to the letter. By his instructions I am to fit you with a disguise,  and then to take you to the place  where you will discover a certain hansom cab awaiting you."  I nodded. At the very mention of  the cab my old hatred of Bartrand  sprang up again, and I began to question the Jew as to where we were to  find it and what f was to do when I  had got it. But this impetuosity did  not meet with his approval.  "My young friend, you must not be  in such a hurry," he said, wagging  his head deprecatingly at me. "We  shall have to be sure we make no mistake otherwise the doctor would not  be pleased, and I should not like to  risk that. Have you known Dr. Nikola  very long?"  "I met him this morning for the  first time In my life," I answered,  realizing on what Intimate terms we  now stood, considering the length of  our acquaintance  "If that is so you have much to  learn regarding him," the Jew replied.  "Let us be very careful that we do  not risk his displeasure. Now we will  get to work, for it is nearly time for  us to be going.''  As he spoke ho crossed to a cupboard in the corner of the room, and  took from it some garments which  he placed upon the table in the centre.  "Hero we have the very Identical  things," he said, "and when you've  got them on, you'll be as smart a cabby as any that mounts his box In the  streets of London. Try this and see  how It suits you."  He handed me a bushy black beard,  which worked on springs, and assisted me to fasten it to i..y face. When  It was made secure ho stepned back  and examined it critically; than with  a muttered "that will do," turned to  the garments on the table, and selected from the heap a. tarpaulin capo,  such as cabmen wear in wet weather.  This I fixed round my shoulders. A  sou'wester was next placed upon my  head, and when this was done, as far  as I was concernod, we were ready to  be oft*. My curious acquaintance was  not/long In making his toilet, and five  minutes biter found us passing out of  tho filthy alley into Groat Guntcr  Street once more.  "I'll go first," said the Jew. "You  follow two or three paces behind mo.  It,'*' lust pja well wc should not be seen  'together."  I accordingly took my positon a  few steps in the roar, and in this fashion dodged along behind him. until  vvp reached the corner of Wardour and  Pultnoy Streets. Here my guide stop-  pod and looked about him. Evidently  what he wanted was not forthcoming,  for he began to grow uneasy, and  stamped up and down the pavement,  looking eagerly in each direction. All  the time I did not venture to approach  ���������him. i was considering what I was  about to do. I thought of my father,  and my brother and sisters, and wondered what they "would have thought  If they could have known to what a  pass I had fallen. What would my poor  mother havo said if she had lived?  But she, as far as 1 could learn from  those who had known her, had been  a gentle Christian woman, and if she  had lived I should in all probability  never have left England. In that case  I should not have known Bartrand,  and this revenge would then not havo  been necessary. By what small chances are our destinies shaped out for  us! '  At last the rattle of wheels sounded,  and a moment later a smart hansom  cab, which I recognized as that shown  me by Nikola at his house that morning, drove down the street and pulled  up at the corner where we stood. The  lamps glowed brightly in the frosty  air, and it was evident the horse was  one of spirit, for he tossed his head  and pawed the ground with impatience  to be off again.  The driver- descended from his  perch, while the Jew wont to the  horse's head. The other was a tall fellow, and until he came into the light  of the lamps I could not see his face.  To my surprise, he did not speak, bui  stood "fumbling in the pocket of his  oilskin for simething, which proved to  be a letter. This he handed to me.  I opened it and scanned its contents. It was, of course, from Nikola.  "Dear���������Everything is arranged, and  I send you this, wich the cab, by my  servant, who, as you know, will not  reveal anything. As soon as you receive it, mount and drive to Pall Mall.  Be opposite the MonoVth Club punctually at 11.30 and once there, keep  your eyes open for the man we want.  I will arrange that he shall leave exactly as the clock chimes, and will also  see that he takes your-cab. AVhen you  have dropped your fare in a quiet  street, drive as fast as you can', go to  Hogarth Square, and wait at, or near,  the second lamp-post on the left-hand  side. I will pick you up there, and will  arrange the rest. The man in ques  tion has been entertaining a distinguished company, including.two_dukes  and a Cabinet Minister, at dinner this  evening, but I have arranged to meet  and amuse him at twelve. May good  luck attend you. "Yours, N."  1 stuffed tho note into my pocket  and then glanced at my watch. It was  exactly quarter-past eleven, so if I  wanted to be at the rendezvous at the  time stated it was necessary that I  should start at once. Without more  ado, I climbed on to the seat at the  back, wound the rug I found there  round my legs, put on tho badge the  Chinaman handed up to me, and,  whipping up the horse, much to the  Jew's consternation, drove off down  the street at a rapid pace. As I turned into Great Windmill Street snow  began to fall again, and I gave an  evil chuckle as I reflected that even  the forces of Nature were assisting  me in my murderous intentions. In  my heart I had no pity for the man  whom I was about to kill. Ho had  robbed me as cruelly as one man could  rob another, and now I was going to  repay him for his treachery.  CHAPTER IV.  The cab horse was a fine animal,  and spun along to such good purpose  that when I turned from Waterloo  Place into Pall Mall I had, contrary  to my expectations, still some few  minutes to spare. Now that the actual  moment for putting into effect the  threats I had so often uttered against  the man who had wronged me so  cruelly, had arrived, strange to say I  was seized with a sudden and inexpli-  1 cable feeling of compassion'for him.  J Badly as he had injured mo, and desirous as I was of repaying him for  his treachery, I discovered I could not  bring myself to do what I had arranged without reluctance. If it had been  a matter of fair fighting, with the certainty of no one interfering between  us, It would have been a totally different matter, and I could have gone into It with a light heart; but now to  decoy him to his death by the aid of  Nikola's science was an act of cowardice at which my whole nature revolted.  Feeling half. Inclined to put off���������If  not for ever, at least for that evening  the dastardly deed I had had artanged  for me���������I drove    slowly    down    the  street, quite unable to resist the temptation of seeing the man whom, if I  wished to do so, I could kill so easily  In the event of his hailing me as had  been arranged, I would reply that I  was engaged, and leave him to find  another vehicle, unconscious   of   tho  narrowness of his escape. At any cost  I would not lei. him set foot   in   my  conveyance. While I was thus arguing  with myself I was drawing closer and  closer to the Monolith Club. Already  I couid discern the stalwart form of  the commissionaire standing upon the  steps tinder the great lamp. At tho moment that I approached, two men left  the building arm in arm, but neither  of them was the man f wanted. Little  by little their steps died away In the  distance, and so nicely had   I   timed  my arrival that the clock at the Palace ahead chimed the half-hour exactly  as I came opposite the steps. At the  same instant the doors of   the   Club  opened, and   Bartrand   and   another  man, whom I recognized Instantly as  Nikola, came out. The mere sight of  the man I nated   shattered   all   my  plans in an Instant. In the presence of  the extraordinary  individual   accompanying him I had not sufficient pluck  to cry "engaged"; so, when the commissionaire   hailed   me,   there /was  nothing for it but to drive across tho  road and pull up alongside the pavement, as we had previously arranged.  "You're In luck's   way,   Bartrand,  crlod Nikola, glancing at  my   horse,  which was tossing his head and pawing the ground no If eager lo bo   off  again; "that's a rare   good   nag   of  yours, cabby. He's   worth   an   extra  faj'fl."  -i grunted something In reply, I cannot remember what. Tho more sight  of Bartrand standing there on tho  pavement scanning the horse, had  roused all my old antipathy; and    as  I have said, my good resolves   ver#  cast to tho winds like so muct chaff  "Well, for the present, au revolt  my dear fellow," said Nikola, shaking  hands with his victim. "I will meet  you at the house in half-an-hour, and  if you care about it you can have your  revenge then; now you had better be  going. Twenty-eight, Saxeburgh  Street, cabby, and don't be long about  it."  I touched my hat and opened the  apron for Bartrand to step inside.  When he had done so he ordered me  to lower tho glass, and not be long in  getting him to his destination or I'd  hoar of it at tho other end. He little  thought how literally I might interpret tho command.  Leaving Nikola standing on the  pavement looking after us, I shook up  my horse and drove rapidly down the  street. My whole body was tingling  with exultation; but that it would havo  attracted attention and spoiled my revenge, I felt I could have shouted my  joy aloud. Hero I was with my enemy  in my power; by lifting the shutter In  tho roof of the cab I could sec him  lolling inside���������thinking, doubtless, of  his wealth, and little dreaming how  closo he was to tho poor fellow he  had wronged so cruelly. The knowledge that by simply pressing the  spring under my hand I could destroy  him in five seconds, and then choosing  a quiet street could tip him out and  bo done with him for ever, intoxicated me like the finest wine. No one  would suspect, and Nikola, for his  own sake, would never betray mo.  While I was thinking in this fashion,  and gloating over what I was about to  do, I allowed my horse to dawdle a  little. Instantly an umbrella was  thrust up through the shutter and I  was ordered, In the devil's name, to  drive faster.  "Ah! my fine fellow," I said to myself, "you little know how near you  aro to the master by whom you swear.  Wait a few moments until I've had a  little more pleasure out of your company, and then we'll see what I can  do for you."  On   reaching   Piccadilly   I   turned  west, and for some distance followed  the proper route for Saxeburgh Street.  All the time I was thinking, thinking,  and thinking of what I was about to  do. He was at my mercy; any instant  I could make him a dead'man, and  the cream of the jest was that he did  not know it. My fingers played with  the fatal knob, and ence I almost pressed it. The touch of the cold steel sent  a thrill through me, and at the same  instant one of the most extraordinary  events of my life occurred. I am almost chary of relating it, lest my readers may feel inclined to believe that I  am endeavoring to gull them with tho  impossible. But, even at the risk of  that happening, I must tell my story  as it occurred to me. As I put my hand  for the last time upon the knob there  rose before my eyes, out of the half  dark, a woman's face, and looked at  me. At first I could scarcely   believe  my own eyes. I rubbed them and looked again. It was still there, apparent-  ly hanging in mid-air above the horse  I was driving. It was not, if one may  judge by the photographs of famous  -beauties, -a-poi-fcct-face,��������� but���������.thovo  was that in it that made it to me the  most captivating I had ever seen in  my life���������I refer to the expression of  gentleness and womanly goodness that  animated It. The contour of tho faca  was oval, tho mouth small and well-  shaped, and the eyes large, true, and  unflinching. Though it only appeared  before me for a few seconds,   I   had  time to take thorough stock of it, and  to remember every feature. It seemed  to be looking straight at me, and the  mouth to be saying as plainly as any  words could speak���������"Think  of   what  you are doing,  Gilbert   Pennethorne;  remember the shame of it, and    be  true to yourself."    Then    she    faded  away;  and, as she went, a veil that  had been covering my eyes for months  seemed now to (Iron from them, and  I saw myself for what I really was���������  a coward and a would-be murderer.  We were then passing down a side  street, in which���������fortunately for what  I was about to do���������there was not a  single person of any sort to be seen.  Happen"what might I would now stop  the cab and tell the man inside who  Quick ease for the worst cough���������quick  .relief to the heaviest   cold���������and  SAFE  to take, even for'a child.    g~\  That   is    Shiloh's   Cure.    *-"UFeS  Sold under a guarantee    CoildllS  to cure colds and coughs    c, rf~i    j J  quicker   than  any   other   " vjOIUS  medicine���������or your money back.    34 years  of success commend Shiloh's Cure.   25c,  60c, $1. ' 318  QUICKLY!  Promise   and   Performance.   '  "You told me that if 1 would lend  you   my   'nflucnce  you   would   havo  a place all picked out ror me  "So I have," answered Senator  Sorghum. "I have the very place  for you. The only difficulty is that  the man holding it at present is ono  of these obstinate long-lived people  who'don't seem to care for the good  of their country."���������Washington Star.  THE COST OF  GOOD HEALTH  Will Be Lessened By the Timely  Use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  How much money is wasted on useless  medicines. ' How  much  time  is  lost; how much pain, endured simply  because  you  do  not  find  the    right  medicine to start with.     Take    the  earnest   advice, of    thousands    who  speak from- experience in favor of Dr.  Williams' Pink  Pills  and you    will  save time, money, and above all,   will  find perfect health.    Proof of this is  found in the statement of Mr. J. A.  Robergo,   a  well   known   resident   of  Lachine, Que.,   ivho says;-   "1 am a  boatman,   and   consequently   exposed  to all  conditions  of weather.      This  exposure began to tell on my health.  The cold led to weaknss, loss of appetite, pains in the limbs and side.  1 fried several medicines but they did  not help me.   My condition was growing worse  and  a general  breakdown  threatened.    I  slept poorly at night  and lost much  in weight, and began  to fear that I was drifting into chronic invalidism.    One day "while  reading a newspaper I was attracted by  the statement of a follow sufferer who  had   been  cured  through the  use of  Dr. Williams' Pink PiUs.   I had spent  much money without   getting   rolief,  and I hated   to   spend   more,    but  the   cure  was   so   convincing  that  I  decided  to  give   these   pills   a   trial.  I am now more than thankful that I  did so.   After tho first couple of weeks  they began to help me, and in seven  weeks     after    I     began     the    pills  I  was  as  well  as ever  I had  been.  I am now convincd that had I tried  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills at the outset  I would not only havo  been spared  much suffering, but would have saved  money as well."  Rich, red blood is the cure for most  of the ailments that afflict mankind.  .Dr. Williams' Pink Pills actually  -make "new rich-bluod.��������� Thai-is���������why  they cure such common ailments as  anaemia, indigestion, rheumatism,  neuralgia, heart palpitation, erysipelas, skin troubles, and the headaches,  backaches, sideaches and other ills  of girlhood and womanhood. The  pills are sold by, all medicine dealers  or by mail at 50 cents a box or six  boxes for ,?2.50 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  WALKING  BANKS.  All  <\  of  "What sort of a table do they set at  your boarding-honuse?" asked the  young man who was contemplating a  change.  "A table of waits, and measures,"  replied his friend. "The first long and  the latter short."���������Chicago News.  Mexicans Carry Large Sums  Money on Their Persons.  A bank to the Mexican Is not to be  thought of for the'baudllng of small  amounts. Almost any Mexican In professional or business life carries on his  person anywhere between $200 and  $800. Even the poor Indian in his  blanket can more than likely produce  more than-many foreigners.  The ordinary foreigner In Mexico,  whether tourist or business man located here, carries perhaps $50. to$100  with him and no-more. If a tourist,  the foreigner will deposit any money  over that amount lie happens to have  with him in the safe of the hotel at  which he is registered; if a business  man, he will carry no more than that  amount on his person and will give a  check for anything over that amount.  The Spaniard resident In Mexico Is inclined to carry much larger suras than  any other foreigner here, and he will  often carry sums of money aggregating nearly $1,000.  The ordinary Mexican professional  man will be found to carry sums of  money on his person that would surprise the ordinary traveler and even  cause him worry were he forced to  carry It with him, yet the Mexican  never eve'n thinks of It.  It was but a few days ago that an  Instance of this kind was brought to  attention. One Mexican of the middle  class asked another In a casual way  If he could change a thousand dollar  bill. The other pulled out a wallet  from his Inside pocket and counted out  nearly $2,000. Time after time this  has happened, and It seems no uncommon thing for a Mexican of the middle  class to carry between one and two  thousand pesos on his person.  One Mexican, who was being reproved for this apparent carelessness  and imprudence, replied:  "We do uot have any of your American holdups and highwaymen In Mexico. I have known my friends to have  their pockets picked for large amounts  through their own carelessness as to  where they carried their money, but I  have never heard of any one being hit  over the head with a blackjack and his  pockets rifled of their contents.- That  thing is unknown in Mexico, nnd so  we have no fear In carrying these  amounts."  The check Idea seems to have taken  but small hold as yet upon the citizens  of Mexico, especially when small  amounts of less than $1,000 are concerned. They consider it much easier  to pay spot cash than to give a check  jTor amounts of $50 and $100, and they  41nim, with some amount of reason,  that a business deal can be put through  with better advantage ,to themselves  when the cash is in sight.  Even tho Indians in the street carry  amounts of cash that,would never be  supposed to be in their possession. They  carry their money iu leather belts fastened around their bodies Inside their  trousers. These belts are hollow and  are open at one end. Into the open  end the Indian slips his pesos or bills  until he has the whole full. The belt  then is either taken off and hidden  away or the bills aro changed for larger denominations and still carried  around tho body. But the Indian is a  stickler for "pesos duros" and"prefers  them to any other class of money except gold. ��������� ~"  SOME PROVERBS.  Back Action OliHervntioiis n������ a Cure  For   the  111 lien.  Fine feathers ne'er can make fine  birds, 'tis true; but what would become  of the peacock If he was dressed like a  frog? '    '  ,  A stitch In time' to save nine Is a  patch just the same.  Money saved is money made, but you  always have to make It first.  Talk may be cheap, but the telephone  ���������companies havo got mighty, rich handling it. ���������     - .  The early bird may catch the worm,  but it's not exactly a square deal for  the worm.  All things come to him who -waits,  but it takes a lot of hustling to find the  right place to wait. '     ���������{  If it is true that riches have wings  It's hardly right to howl because rich  people nre high fliers.  If you could convince people that the  good die young niuo-teuths of the human race would be imitating the devil  Jn'an hour.  A soft atiswer m:iy turn away, wrath  sometimes, but genernlly.lt Is poor protection to your face if the other fellow  Is a good hitter.���������A. E. Neal in Judge.  SCIENCE  KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR  and br'ngs to you in your own home  all the healing, health-giving properties of the giant pines. All the therapeutic virtue. of the forest trees are,  contained .in Virgin Oil of P'ne'(pure).'  It heals the lungs and'bronchial-tubes,  gives almost instant relief to the irritating cough, and will break up a cold  in 24 hours.  The act:on of Virgin Oil of Pine on,  -the kidneys is "also most beneficial.'  It is a perfect neutralizing agent for  uric ac'd, unci promptly' relieves, rheumatism, lame' back, and   other   ailments " duo ��������� to disordered kidneys:  " In the preparatio'rf'/of .Virgin Oil of  Pine every'precaution.is taken to in-'  sure freshness and"purityi   It is" put  up, for dispensing through druggists,  in %-ounce vials only, each vial securely sealed in a round wooden case'.  Be sure to get the genuine���������V'rgin Oil  of .Pine compound pure, prepared only  by.Loach Chemical Co., Cincinnati, O.  PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS  PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to  cure any case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14  days or money refunded.   50c.  He���������Let's play we're married.  She���������No; mamma said we weren't  1 was and with what purpose I   had I to fight today���������it's Sunday.  picked him up. Then he should go free,  and in letting him understand that I  had spared his life I would have my  revenge. With this intention I pulled  my horse up, and, unwrapping my rug  from my knees, descended from my  perch. I had drawn up the glass before  dlstnounting, the better to be able to  talk to him.  "Mr. Bartrand," T said, when I had  reached the pavement, at the same  time pulling off my false beard and  my sou'wester, -"this business has  gone far enough, and I am now going  to tell you who I ani and what I wanted with you. Do you know me?"  Either he was asleep or he was too  surprised at seeing me before him *-o  speak, at any rate he offered no reply  to my question.  "Mr. Bartrand," I began as;ain, "I  ask you if you are aware who I am?"  Still no answer was vouchsafed to  me, and immediately an overwhelming  fear took possession of mo. I sprang  upon the step and tore open tho apron. What I saw inside made me recoil with terror. In the corner, his  head thrown back and his whole body  rigid, lay the unfortunate man I had  first-determined to kill, but had since  decided to snare. I ran my hands, all  trembling with terror, over his body.  The man was dead���������and I had killed  him. By some mischance T must have  pressed the spring which opened the  valve, and thus the awful result had  been achieved. Though years have  elapsed since It happened, I can feel  the agonv of that moment as plainly  np.w1ns If it. wns .but yesterdax .....  '(To be'Continued.)  '.'Why is Jones taking such unusual  precautions against pneumonia? He  is not at all susceptible to it."  "Not ordinarily, but just at present  he is courting a girl from Boston."���������  Baltimore American.  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator  has the largest sale of any similar  preparation sold in Canada. It always  gives satisfaction by restoring health  to the little folks.  The Easier Way.  "IIow I hated work in those days!"  said Mark Twain, recalling bis boyhood in Hannibal, .Mo. "One morning  my father led me Into the garden and  pointed to a bed of (lowers that hud a  considerable number of weeds In It.  " '1 want you.' said my father, 'to  wood oirt this flower bed."  "I examined the task ahead of mo,  and the more I looked at It the blggci  It seemed to grow. Certainly I had  never seen so many weeds Iu my life.  " 'Wouldn't It be a simpler operation,' 1 said to my father, 'to flower  out the weed bed?' "���������Woman's Home  Companion.  Had Her Shut Off.  "Does your wife ever exasperate you  by referring to the excellent qualities  of her first husband?"  "I should say not. Ills income wasn't  half ns big as mine la.*'���������St Louis Republic.  The Stone of Destiny.  "The Stone of Scone was n sort of  scat, wasn't It?" asked the smiitteror.  "Yes," replied the student, "a sort of  ; roek-hi-chiiir."���������Kansas City Times.  Too Much at Stake.  The question for discussion before  the debating society 'that had met in  the little sehoolhouse belonging to"district No. 13 was this: "Resolved, That  the works published under the name  of William Shakespeare were really  written by Lord Bacon."  The debate was fierce and prolonged,  but, as frequently happens in such  cases, the disputants on one side had  informed themselves thoroughly, while  the others, relying upon their having  the popular side of the controversy,  depended solely on their oratory; hence  the Baconians, having learned all that  could be said in favor of their contention, made really a very plausible  case aud had decidedly much the better of the argument. At the close of  tho discussion the three judges who  had been selected held a brief consultation and decided in favor of the negative.  "Why did you decide against us?"  subsequently asked one of the disputants. "You know we presented good  arguments, while the other fellows  didn't show any."  "That's all right," answered the  Judge to whom this question was addressed, "but two of us had Just  bought expensive copies of 'The Works  of William Shakespeare' that cost us  $15. Do you suppose we were going  to acknowledge that Shakespeare didn't  write 'em?"  The Race as It Was.  "I see you are here," said the tortoise.  "Yes," replied the hare. "Are you  going to nice?"  "No; what would he the use? People would only say we wero nature  fakirs."  And while they stood there arguing  a man came along and threw a bag  over the head of the hare nnd took the  tortoise along to make fashionable  hairpins out of bis back.���������Detroit Trib-  The Pacific Balance.  We do not consider the transfer of  tho maritime forces of the United  States from the' Atlantic to the Pacific either n challenge or a menace.  Tho American glnnt, strong nnd self  contained, can dispense with threats.  The concentration of a powerful fleet  in the Pacific will only serve to re-establish the balance of power In the  waters of the great ocean which was  disturbed by tiic unexpectedly rapid  rise of Jnpiin.-St. Petersburg Novoo  Vremyn.  Li^;!:^  ,������iiM?!������i  An Ode to His Washerwoman.  Even In the face of financial embarrassment the Yale student refuses.to  be downcast, for when tho florist  threatens suit If his bill Is not paid or  when In walking through tho city  streets the student sees his' newest  shirt adorning the grinning faco of  his-washerwoman's young unhopeful  It Is not his nature to spill a bottle of  Ink on a dissertation ou the subconscious relationship of poverty to vice.  More likely ho will go whistling back  to the campus and put to tbe tune  some such verses as appeared In the  Yale Record of yours ago under the  title "Owed to My Washerwoman:"  I promise thee that somb day I will come  In answer to tliy oft repeated dun,  And In thy eager hands I then will lay  The dollars ton I've owed for many a day.  I will not censure thee for rips nnd tears.  For e'en the socUb that now thy husband  wears.  Yes, some day In the dim futurity  I'll pay It all, I promise theo.  And so he will set the whole campuB  laughing, If not to pn> Ing their bills.-*  w. R. Em hrea In Bob em Ian.  to������*  |opf9������r.  m  he  ."SSI  ions. SpM ���������'���������  W.   N.   U.   No.   678.  Wooden Almanacs. '  An antiquary In Chicago tookacurl-  ously engraved block of wood from a  -ase. *  "Hero Is an original almanac, n Saxon ono," ho said. "The engraved figures on It all concern the moon. They  forecast the now moons and full moons  and lunar changes for tho yenr; hence,  being devoted to lunar matters, tho  Saxon block wns called an 'al-mou-  heed/ or 'observation of all tho moons.'  "From nl-raon-hoed our word almanac comes."  An Understudy. ,  "Have you got a job, Sam?"  "Yes, sah."  "What are you doing?"  "I'm an understudy, sah."   ,  "An understudy, Ssam?"'  "Yes, sah. My wife does washln',  and I'm her understudy."  "But have you over been called upon'  to take her place?"  "No, sah. I hain't got dat: far ylt,  sah."���������Youkcrs Statesman.  TcHtu of Streiinrtli.  "That  butter Is all  right,"  said  a.  boarding house keeper.    "It is firkin  butter aud tastes of the wood a little.  That's all."  "If. that ,1s   the - case,"   replied   a  boarder who is a contractor, "I should  like to get some of that wood to make  railroad   bridges   out   of." ��������� London -  Globe. -  Disappointing  Children   are  so   disap-  Knicker-  pointing. , .   '..  Bocker���������Yes, Johnny broke his indestructible toy and won't break his  drum.���������New York Sun.  Minard's  theria.  Liniment     cures     Diph-  Mrs. Bionson���������Real'y, I think you  ought to know this. Your husband  kissed your cook.  Mrs. Woodson���������Yes; I told him to  do it.' In that way, you see, the cdfc-k  thinks she is getting ahead of me, and  so she never thinks o������ leaving.  They Wake the Torpid Energies.���������  Machinery not properly supervised  and left to run itself, very soon shows  fault in its working. It is the same  with the digestive organs. ' Unregulated from time to .time they are likely to become torpid and throw the  whole system out of gear. Parmolee's  Vegetable Pills were made to meet  such cases. They restore to the full  the flagging faculties and bring into  order all parts of the mechanism.  A rather cynical joke has recently  been credited to United States Senator  Piatt.  Tho Senator.on his last visit to the  Manhattan Beach Hotel allowed a  pretty little girl, a western millionaire's daughter, to be-presented. to  him.  I The little girl, in the eours������ of one  of her many chats with , the aged  statesman, tsaid:���������  I "Tell me, won't vou, Senator, what  political economy is?"  "Political economy, my dear child,"  Senator Piatt is said to ha'v replied,  "is the art ofnever buy;ng more v -tes  than you actually need."���������New York  Tiibiine.  Ii is only necessary to read the testimonials to be convinced that Hol-  loway's Corn cure is unequalled for  the removal of corns, warts, etc. It  is   a   complete   extinguisher.  THE LANDED AST0RS.  Methods by .Which the Great Family  Maintains Its Millions.  If ever tho phrase "fat of the land"  meant anything, it does so in the case  of the Astor-family. Land! That Is  the keynote of this wealthy organization���������the ��������� solidest aggregation of self  Increasing wealth In America. ' The  Astor millions, invested in New York  real estate, aro absolutely Intact and  impregnable. By the most insidious  methods of leasing, subleasing, purchasing, renting (but rarely ever improving property themselves), tho Astor heirs, ensconced in a plain, stout  little two story brick building just off  Madison square, are gradually picking  up acre after acre of priceless land on  Manhattan Island.  There - are more than Dfty heirs,  many in the fourth' generation, to the  Astor millions, but upon the shoulders  of William Vincent Astor, a lad of sixteen, will probably fall - the management of the bulk of this enormous estate. At St Paul's school and Eton,  England, he showed himself to be a  good student with a bent for mechanics. Young Waldorf Astor is a level  headed man of twenty -seven, who. recently married Mrs. Nannie Langborne  Shnw, one of the three beautiful Lang-  borne sisters of Virginia. He and his  brother, John Jacob, nephews of Colonel John Jacob Astor, are sons of William Waldorf Astor, the expatriated  American. They have never renounced  their American citizenship and should  they return may divide the management of the estate in this country with  William Vincent. John Jacob, secoud  of the name living, is unmarried and  lives with bis father nt historic Cliveden, one of the finest estates In .England.���������New Broadway Magazine*  Minard's Liniment cures Distemper.  Briggs���������T hear you've been speculating in Wa''- street.  Griggs���������There was no speculating  about it. I was a dead sure thing from  the start.���������Life.  Itch,  Mange,' Prairie Scratches and -  every form of contagious itch on  hu-:  man or animals .cured in .30 minutes  by Wolford's Sanitary- Lotion.  ���������nfant   Prodigies.  India lays claim to two boys who. If  the report be true, nre real prodigies.  A   Benares   native   newspaper   says:  "When the elder was two years of age, "  he acquired the alphabets-of several  languages almost mini (led and by-his  fifth year got by heart the'whole of  the great grammar of I'anlni, together  with  several  English.  Sanskrit.  Ilin-  -  doo and Bengali books.    By bis sixth"  year, he was  able  to  write a round  hand and solve problems of -arithmetic ~  Now, iu his seventh year, he has taken  up the vow of nn ancient Brahmar- -  charin after being invested with tho  staff zone, urn. threads and black antelope skin and-is studying the Vedas.  The other boy. his younger brother,  now about four years old, is able to  read books in Sanskrit," Bengali and  Hindi with ease and can commit to   ���������  memory any  passage  on hearing   it  once or twice."  Paris Follows New York.  The Paris police have taken a leaf  from the book of experience and practice of New York's police commissioner, who recently dumped a few thousand confiscated murderous weapons  into the bay to prevent their resale to  dangerous characters. Owing to the  Increase of outrages by the Paris hooligans It was decided by the authorities to destroy all weapons belonging  to "les apaches," as these ruffians are  called, which fall" into their hands.  Previous to this decision all the revolvers, knives and knuckle dusters  were resold at auction, as was formerly tho case in New York. Now, however, they are broken up and sold a*  ecrap Iron.  19  -SHIRTS  No stiff-bosomed shirt, no matter how  veil it fits, can ever gy the same comfort  that a soft bosom does  With a Neglige, or Soft-bosom Shirt,  there is no binding across the chest-���������  nothing stiff or uncomfortable to impede  your movements.  Tooke Neglige Shirts can be had either  ���������with plain or pleated bosoms in a big variety  of exclusive designs.  They are made either with or without  attached cuffs.  Shirts having attached cuffs are the most  popular and most convenient.  TOOKE BROTHERS, LIMITED    ���������    MONTREAL  KEEPS OUT COLD  KEEPS IN HEAT  EDDY'S  IMPERVIOUSSHEATHING  IS ONCE MORE ON THE MARKET AFTER A LAPSE OF A FEW  MONTHS, and your wholesaler Is In a position to supply your re-  quiroments In what Is acknowledged to be  THE   BEST  BUILDING  PAPER  TEES & PERSSE UiOTEti, Agents,  CALGARY WINNIPEG EDMONTON  "Always���������Evorywhers in Canada���������Usa Eddy's Matches."  \     il  1  ABSORBS MOISTURE  .< 'Y ��������� '**  '��������� >!,���������}'/<���������  . "   '. 'ir       ( * ' tfl .'     '     1_t      '       _.        .     r.        .���������'        ** V/>  Permanent Results  "I had been suffering for over two  months with an obstinate cough, as  had also my little 'girl. We tried several -remedies' commox".' to -any drug  Btoie. without obtaining any apparent  relief, in fact we were growing worse.  I got a bottle of Coltsfoote Expectorant  ' from my druggist and inside of two  days the cough was stopped, and the  results so permanent and rapid that  we decided to keep it in our home  'continually.  ��������� *ii   01 x.1   ,'"-ROBERT PALEN.  C.A.R. Station, Ottawa.  " .Coltsfoote Expectorant is recognized  - the world over as the best-prescription ever used by, the medical profession for Coughs, Colds,. Croup, Bronchitis and Tightness of the Chest.  Children like it. To 'introduce it into,  every home we will send a free sample  to every person sending their name  and address,to Dr. T. A.. Slocum  Limited, Toronto. Sold by all up-to  date druggists at 25c.   "  Send for Free Sample To-day  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  v  ADVICE  TO WOMEN.  -Across the Chasm.  "Why, a gulf -used to separate her  from socoty."        -  -���������      -,,  "True; but the sort o' bridge she  plays' carried her -across."���������-Phla-  dolph'a Ledger.- r"  Many patent medicines have come  and gone, but Bickle's Anti-Consump-  tive Syrup continues to occupy a  foremost place among remedies for  coughs and colds, and ns a preventive of decay of the lungs. It is a  standard medicine that widens its  sphere of usefulness year by year.  If you are in need of something to  rid'yourself-of a cough or cold, you  cannot do bettor than try Bickle's  Syrup.  She���������They say that a man becomes  like that with which he continuity  associates.  He���������Ridiculous idea! -I've been a  fishmonger all my life and-can't swim  a yard yet 1  ���������London Opinion.  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take   LAXATIVE BROMO " Quinine  Tablets.    Druggists' refund money if  it fails to cure.   E. W. Grove's signa  ture is on each box.   25c.  Why does a dog hang its tongue  out of his mouth?" asked the teacher.  "Yes, my^boy," said the visitor  from the School Board to a bright-  - looking lad who held up his hand,  while the light of genius was in his  eye.  "Please, sir," cried the'pupil, "it's  t to balance his tail."  And the teacher groaned in anguish.  ���������Home Magazine.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications as they cannot  reach the diseased portion-of the ear.  There is only one way to cure deafness,   -and that is by constitutional  lemedies.    Deafness is caused by an  inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.    When  this tube is inflamed you have a rum-'  _, bl-ng sound or imperfect hearing, and  when it is entirely   closed; Deafness  .is the result, and unless the inflammation can'be taken out and this tube  restored  to    its    normal    condition,  hearing will  be    destroyed    forever;  - nine cases out of ten are caused by  Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous Bur-  faces.  We will give One Hundred Dollars '  for-any case of Deafness (caused by  Catarrh)   that   cannot   be   cured   by  Hall's ,Ca*arrh Cure.   Send for circulars, free.  F.J.CHENEY & CO.,Toledo, 6.  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  A  BORN SOLDIER.  Major  General Stuart, the Dashing  .Cavalry Leader.  Major General.J. E. B Stuart of tbe  Confederate cavalry was u soldier by  nature. Dashlug and daring, cool In  the face of dauger. be was one of the  brave and picturesque figures or the  civil war. II. B. McClellan quotes In  "Life and Campaigns of Major General  Stuart" from General Fitz-Eliigh Lee's  impression of the future cavalry leader while he was still at West Point:  "I recall his distinguishing characteristics, which were strict attention to  military duty; erect, soldierly bearing:  immediate and almost thankful acceptance of a challenge to fight from any  cadet who might feel himself in any  way aggrieved aud a clear, ringing  voice."  Stuart was a most cheerful soldier.  That "clear" voice of,his was often  used In singing his favorite war song:  If you want to havo a good, time,  Jine the cavalry.  His courageous attitude was held  until the very end. lie was wounded  by a pistol ou tho battlefield. As ho  was being carried away he noticed the  disorganized ranks of his retreating  men.  "Go back!" he called out "Go back!  Do your duty as I have done mine!  Go back! I'd rather ale thun be whipped!"  Those were his last words on the  field of battle. Later lie said, with the  same courage:  "I'm going fast now. God's will tn������  done."  How One May Grow Old Attractively  and Gracefully.  Growing old is not a condition to be  dreaded.   Youth is delightful and full  of zest, but that Is no reason why Its  loss should be bemoaned.   A woman  who wishes may' gain attractiveness  with each year she, lives and at thirty  be far prettier, more'delightful and entertaining than at twenty.  This ls_the  working of the eternal law of averages  that never fails if one will only put It  Into operation.  Only" one must understand the situation 'and the law' and  abide by It accordingly, remembering  that there is no gain without loss and  that to achieve one must work.    *  ��������� To grow old gracefully is an art, and  to step into middle age successfully is  a triumph. It Is women "who do this of  whoin.one hears others say she,is "better looking than when she was a girl"  or Is. "ever so 'much nicer thfln when  she was young."   Every woman may  be   this   by   developing   attractions'  which a girl can never'nave."  The original mistake that many women make as they feel their youth going is to fail to bring out the next set  of'attractions.  Mere youth is pleasing,  nnd because of It much Is overlooked,  condoned or Ignored.  "She is'n pretty  girl," some ono says and forgives tho  evidences of bad temper.  But they will admlro more a woman  of middle age who has learned to control her temper and to show sweetness  and self control  when  youth  would  try Into a rage.  A middle aged woman who has learned from life as she has gone-on Is infinitely  more  attractive than  a  girl.  The former has gained sweetness and  strength In trial.   She Is more entertaining, has more tact, more knowledge . of- how to please.   When n girl  pleases it is simply in the fact that she  Is a girl.   But with this same power in  nn older woman there is "knowledge  before which a girl fades Into oblivion.  The adventuress In a play is never a  girl.    She  is always 'a woman  past  thirty years of age.   She must have  age to be clever,-but the mental ability which a woman of that type turns  to bad purposes may in one who Is,  honest and well bred.be used for the  best ends.      v  For  one thing, "she  makes, herself  helpful and particular.   A certain care-  Iessnessin dressing that in a girl .may ���������  be picturesqueness in a middle aged  woman is slovenliness, and one- who  wishes to look and be her best will not  give way to it    It is a, mistake to  think that-because one's hair is turning gray how it Is done up,doesn't matter.    It matters a great deal, and especial pains must be taken to arrange'  it well  and   becomingly.    To try to  wear the same style frock as youth  does   is   ridiculous   and   unbecoming.  Gowns suited to the middle aged fig-  , ure will not make one look older. They  simply harmonize and do not by ex-  Ireme  contrast call  attention  to the  fact that a woman is not a girl.   LittU  airs and graces of manner that were  pretty in the girl are elephantine In the  woman.   Instead of these there should  be a sweet dignity of manner that will  charm all.     ^ .......  ���������There is absolutely no need-to dread  | advancing years If only one will ad  vance with them in dress, habits and  customs. One's friends are getting  along also, and all keep on together. .  But every one, and especially a woman, should grow old attractively and  not carelessly. To be too particular  about the neatness and detail of one's  clothes, that they shall be perfectly  put-together and becoming, Is impossible. Too many women are careless  about this, and it makes them look  horrid. On the other hand, there la  nothing prettier in the world than a  sweet and dainty old lady, and If her  character and mind are sweet as well  she has more friends and deeper admiration than ever fall to the lot of a girl.  TARPON  TACTICS.  ���������/  Wonderful Feats, Flights and Leap's Of  the Silver King.   , '' ,  In the big pas's tarpon can best be  caught from near .the bottom oft the  channel and should be lished for with  fifty feet of line and a heavy sinker.  In shallow  water the tarpon  leaps  high in air the instant be, feels, the  hook, but In the pass'he often fights  for a,minute'or two before coming to  the surface.   More tban once when'I  had come to fear that my tarpon .was  a shark he has suddenly shot above  the surface like a bullet from a gun  nnd in the first wild sliake of bis head  thrown hook and bait fifty feet In the"  air, and one even sent a four ounce  leaden sinker flying over my head from  nearly twice that distance.   Other tarpon   when   struck, came  straight   up  from the bottom, one grazing our,gun-'  wale as he rose and another leaping  over the stern of tbe canoe.   As soou  as a tarpon'was tired enough to let us  pull the canoe beside blmawe removed  the hook from bis moutlf and let him  swim home to his family,  it happened'  once thut a tarpon was less tired,than  we had assumed. On that occasion' we  swam home, and he had a good man  story to tell his friends. .  It bad been counted a poor year for  tarpon, yet In fifteen consecutive days  of llsblng we were fast to forty-four  tarpon, each of which had Jumped for  us  from one to twelve times.    This  high water murk of twelve jumps was  made by'a tarpon which was stimulated to his Inter efforts by the presence  of  n  pursuing  shnrk,  and   the  twelfth Jump was a double number.  There was commotion In tbe crimsoned  water, new vigor ut the other end of  my line, nnd It was an hour later when  I finally landed on a sand bur a shark  with au.alderiuanio stomach   A knife  drawn across this distended organ disclosed the tarpon in sections, with "the  hook still fast in bis Jaw. and enabled  the  camera   man   to .photograph   to-,  gether the subjects   he  had  reeentl.v  photographed    separately.     Although  this shark was only one-fifth the size  of our big hammerhead, yet he made  but two' bites of his victim.  Our work at Boca Grande ended with  the' red letter day of the season of nil  seasons.  I was fishing in the pass with  fifty feet of line and tbe bait was directly under the canoe when a tarpon  struck fiercely, quickly carried away a  hundred   more feet of line and then  swam so swiftly toward us'that I feared from tbe loosened line that he had  escaped.   Then, fifty feet from the'canoe, there shot into the air a giant tarpon, measuring, as we learned afterward, an even seven feet.   Up. up. up.  he rose until the camera seemed to be  pointed at the zenith, and before^the  rattled camera man could get his aim  -the silver king had turned gracefully  hi the nlr and was plunging downward.  The.captain swears that he saw. swinging clear of the water, the ribbon which  raaiked twenty-five feet on tbe line as  it hung plumb down from the tarpon.  Once I gave my own estimate of the  height of the Jump to a group of  friends and after a glance nt their  grieved expressions appealed to tbeone  of most experience on the coast and  with the tarpon. After a single moment of hesitation he remarked (irmly:  "We fishermen must stand together.  I believe the story."���������A. W/Diraoek In  Appleton's..    .  ������'.>  .'  He   LivesI  P. C. XII.���������Name o' William Bloggs  'ere?  Somewhat Battered Lady���������Yus.  x, P.O. XII.���������Died 's mornin' 'orspltal'  results o' ace'dent;   is 'e yer 'usband,  mun ?  , ���������  Somewhat Battered'Ladv���������No; wuss  luck, 'e a'n't.���������Then sketch.  Suffer 'No More.���������There aro thousands who live miserable lives because  dyspepsia dulls the faculties and shadows existence with the cloud of depression. One way,to dispel tho vapors that- beset tho victims of this  disorder is to order them a cours'o of  Parmclec's Vegetable Pills, which are  among the best vegetable pills known,  being easy to take nnd are most efficacious in their action. A trial of  thorn will prove this.  ���������   D Quiz���������Did you get home before  the storm broke last night?  De Fiz���������Of course; tho storm never  breaks at my house until I'get home.  ���������Pittsburg Leader.  BABY'S WELFARE  MOWS CHIEF CARE  The one chief desire of the mother  is that her little ones sha'l be'healthy,-bright and good natmed. Every  mother can'keep lio'i chilclren-in this  condition if she will'give thorn an occasional dose of Baby's Own Tablets.  These Tablets cure colic, indigestion,  constipation, diarrhoea, teething troubles and the other little ills of childhood. Mrs. E. Le Brim, Carillon, Que.,  says:���������"Baby's Own Tablets have  been of great value to my baby. I  have used them to regulate her stomach and bowels, and for teething and  ���������always with the best of results." Sold  by all medicine dealers or by mail  at 25c a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  PITFALLS OF ENGLISH. .  Our Puzzling Language and Its Words  of More Than One Meaning.  Of all modern languages English Is  undoubtedly the most difficult to acquire.    In  addition  to  the   ordinary  pitfalls of forms and idioms that entrap the foreigner struggling for mastery of a-strange tongue, there Is one'  so peculiar to ours that nothing even''-  remotely similar presents Itself In any  other  language,   whether  ancient   or  modern. ���������     ,    '  This Is the' paradoxical word, tho  word which has two meanings diametrically opposed to each other." It Is  not enough that, with all the wealth  of words borrowed from half a score  of other languages, we must impose a  double and often a multiple burden on  some poor little monosyllabic word  like'"get,"'for instance, whose meanings are legion.- Our language must  needs confound the", student at tho  gates with the paradox. To give a  few examples: '��������� ' '"  The word "let" means to "allow"  or "permit" and likewise 'to "prevent," "hinder"or "reruse," meanings  diametrically opposite. "I will let you  do It" in the former sense Is hardly  more common in use than the' phrase  "without let or hindrance," and  Shakespeare has it, "By heaven, I'll  make a ghost of him that lets (prevents) me!"  "Cleave" means to split asunder as  well as to "adhere" or "bind" closely.  Scott* makes . Marralon threaten to  "cleave the Douglas' head," _ while  holy writ enjoins upon the husband to  "cleave unto his' wife."  Another example Is "lurid," "which  means both a .''dull red" and also a  "pale green" hue, tints that are exactly opposed in the scale of color. While  the former Is the more common meaning, the latter Is more scholarly correct, as the word Is derived through,  the Latin from, the Greek adjective  meaning "greenish lined."       , '  Again, we have "fast." ' A horse  that is "fast"-may be In rapid.motion  or standing tied stock still. In either  sense, whether of motion or Immobility, the word emphasizes the idea.  Examples of this -bewildering pitfall of ourtongue might be multiplied  Indefinitely. It may be said of the  English speaking world ,as it was said  of the old Romans���������that their supremacy Is due'to the fact that they do  not have to learn their own language.  _   T YOU ....w���������  %.;  THAT COFFEE DRINKING   BS DECIDEDLY INJURIOUS TO THE NERVOUS 8VSTEM, WHILE  IS REFRESHING AND HEALTHFUL ?  1B0 PACKETS OMIY B'Z^11_������&5>LL;% S'' ATAHflROiM  Japan's Small Trumps.  While we fight with the full strength  and value of, tbe latest accouterinents  of war, the Mnkaki fight with a completeness of Information and skill, personal sacrifice aud a smile as imperturbable and, unreadable as that of bis  own   Dal-butsu   at  Kamakura,, writes  Eugene  Francis  In  Army and   Navy  Life. The Makaki soldier in not wasteful of anything, not even of his courage.-   His   valor  Is  splendid���������and discreet,   lie does not "bare his breast"  fo the enemy's shrapnel when nothing  Is lo be gained by It.   Rather ho gets  under  cover,   (hereby  preserving   his  life nnd services for bis emperor.   And  In J������st such n moment of enforced In-  ncilon   you   would   find   him   Intently  studying the enemy's game. .Just so Is  his 'Imperial head, studying today tbe  gigantic chances of a  gnmo  with  us  and In the scheming diplomatic way of  Japan Is playing out small trumps to  locate the position of the bowers.  FREE  ,,, Send ub your  name and addresfe >  ror 12 pJeci* of ^   .,  Jewelry to rellntlOcMHseaoh. When sold ������end u������ the  831.ao and ������e will send you these TWO SOLID GOLD  nlledltlKGS. Wetruntynuwtththo Jewelrriuidiill]������iid  Kail chnrees paid. Send us your name'and addreunovr.  STAR MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, f������.!., U. S.'A.  '    A NIGHT CAP  Take fvvo Beecham's Pills on retiring- and avoid any ill effect*  from a late meal. Then you will  sleep soundly, awaken with a  clear head and a high opinion'  of the great stomach remedy,  WHAT CAUSES HEADACHE  From October to May, Colds are the  most frequent causes of Headache.  LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE removes cause.  E. W. Grove on box 25c.  Sold Everywhere.  s  In boxes 20 cents.  Dyer���������What do you call your machine, an automobile or a motor car?  . Hart'ey��������� I call it e'tlier when it  runs.   When it doesn't I call it other  things.���������Somerville Journal.  Minard's  C0Wb.  Liniment cures Garget  in I  YEAST IS  A.PLANT.  Benevolent Old Gentleman���������Don't  you find a sailor's life a very dangerous one?  Old.Salt���������Oh, ves, sir. But, fottun-  ately. it ain't often we gits into port.  ���������Punch.  Minard's Llnlmen*-ernes Colds, &c.  Fii&t Actor���������I undei stand the audience last night was very cold.  Second Actor���������They were at first,  but when thev began to recollect that  they had paid good money to sec the  show they got hot.���������Illustrated Bits.  To Clean Felt Hats.  Felt hata of light color may be cleaned with black magnesia,-fuller's earth  or laundry starch.   Always remember  to rub and brush with the nap.  Dust or linger marks may be removed from light colored woolen goods by  rubbing with the nap with bread.  If the marks are obstinate, sprinkle  a little salt on them, then rub with the  bread.   ,  Laces maj be dyed to match material of any color by using a reliable  dye and following carefully the directions supplied with It.  rontke-rs may be freshened by shaking them over the fire, on which a little salt has been thrown. This fluffs  them out and makes the ends curl under. If more curl Is desired, the filaments should be drawn over a dull  knife blade.  Feathers may also be washed or  dyed by the exercise of a little care  und-pntlcuce.  Velvet that Is wrinkled or crushed  may be restored by steaming or may  be made Info "mirrored" velvet by  Ironing with u moderately warm Iron  ou the right side and In the direction  of the pile or nap.  Silks and ribbons should be steamed  and stretched between the hands.  When  "Drammers"  Come  Easy.  At the Players' club In "New York  one e veil ing there was a guest from  out of town, a playwright well known  for his extraordinary facility in turning out the alleged "drammers" that  do the "ten-twenty-thirt" circuits. It  Is no uncommon thing for this producer to grind out live or six of his  plays annually.  Some one innocently asked the playwright if It was rather difficult to fiud  new Ideas for his plays.  "Iteally I don't know," wns the frank  answer of the man who bus made  thousands of dollars from his ���������'drummers."   "I have never tried it".  The publisher of the best Farmer's  paper in the Maritime Provinces in  writing to us states:  "I would say that I do not know of  a medicine that has stood the test of  time like MINARD'S LINIMENT. It  has been an unfailing remedy in our  household ever since I can remember,  and has outlived dozens of would-be  competitors and imitators."  Our Cemetery In Mexico.  "Though very few people are aware  of the fact," said an army officer the  other day. "the United States government owns and maintains a national  cemetery In Mexico.    It Is located at  San Cosme, near the City of Mexico,  and wns purchased and established In  tbe year ISoO for the purpose of Interring the remains of the soldiers of  tho United States who died or were  killed in that vicinity during the war  with Mexico, and also for the purpose  of Interring the bodies of citizens of  the United States who have died In  that vicinity since that period.    The  existence of this cemetery was forcibly recalled to the minds of the officers  of the war department recently by the  receipt of a requisition  from the superintendent amounting to S10 for the  payment to tho government of Mexico  for expenses incurred hi connecting tho  cemetery with the sewer system of the  city."���������Washington Star.  Slightly Tangled.  The Cow Moose (petulantly)���������Why  were you so long coming, dear? Didn't  you hoar my call?  Tho Bull Moose���������My darling, I'd  know your sweet voice among a thousand, but���������or���������you know those pesky  hunters put up some mighty close imi-  tatlous nowadays���������Puck.  Acquired Talent.  "Ma," said the small son of a pugilist,  "pa isn't a natural born fighter, Is he?"  "Of course he Is," replied the mother.  "Why do you think l.e isn't?"  "Oh," replied the young hopeful, "I  heard Mr. Neighbors say he acquired  the knack since be married you!"���������  Boston Transcript.  But It Can Be Seen as Such Only  With the Microscope.  Yeast is a small plant which can be  seen only with the aid of the microscope, says Good Health. There are  two varieties, wild and cultivated, for  these tiny plants can be improved  through cultivation, as larger plants  can be.  Firms which make yeast for tho  market must grow these plants quite  as caierully as" tne-unrlal-grows bis  flowers. Care must be taken that they  do not become mixed with other varieties, therefore destroying the culture.  In some laboratories where yeast is  grown two separate buildings are kept  for^this purpose. These are both carefully disinfected, and If It is found  that the yeast becomes contaminated  In one building the culture is started  anew and the other building previously  disinfected before moving into it  This plant, like bacteria, requires  warmth, moisture and food. The materials out of which the bread is made  should always be warmed, and the  dough should always be kept in a  warm place. The temperature most  favorable is about that of the body, a  little less thnn 100 degrees.  There is always considerable moisture In bread and plenty of food for  the plant. Tho food which it requires  is sugar. This it obtains from the  wheat, there being some sugar in the  flour, and more sugar is also formed  from the starch.  - As the yeast plants feed upon sugar  they break It down into two substances, alcohol and a gas known as  carbon dioxide or carbonic acid gas.  As the gas Is formed It Is held by tho  gluten, which Is a very elastic substance. When the bread is put Into tho  oven the heat expands the tiny bubbles of gas, causing the bread to rise  or to become much lighter. The alcohol formed, being a volatile product,  passes off into the baking.  A CULINARY WRINKLE.  The  Art of  Vir-  Properly Cooking a  ginia Ham,  Select a ham, not too large, that has  been cured at least two years. Remove  ���������the sacking; scrub the bam with a stiff  brush in cold water till perfectly clean.  Then put tbe ham to soak, skin side  up, in enough cold-water to cover It to  the depth of four or five inches, leaving it to soak twelve hours, changing  water once.  In the morning remove the ham  from the water; wipe .It thoroughly  clenu with a course, damp cloth; put  it in a big bam boiler, skin side up.  over a slow fire, with enough cold w.-  ter to coyer,it.several inches;.add ?  large Spanish onion, cut in halves, a  large .Mexican pepper, three bay leaves,  a big lemon cut in halves, three table-  spoonfuls of tarragon vinegar an-i two  tablespooufuls of cider vinegar.  Cover the kettle and lot the ham  cook very slowly till tbe flat bone m������y  be ensiiy removed by just touch'ng it  with n fork Let the ham get nearly  cold iu the water iu which It was boiled; then carefully lift it out. place it iu  a dripping pan. remove tbe skin carefully, score the fat over the top in diamond shapes, sprinkle with sugar,  iilaee it in a moderate oven and let it  brown over tbe top. Then put it where  It will cool.  Do not cut the ham until the second  day after it has been cooked.  BEAUTY HINTS.  Dangerous coughs. Extremely  perilous coughs. Coughs that  rasp and tear the throat and  lungs. Coughs that shake the!  whole brjdy. You need a regular medicine, a doctor's medicine, for such a cough. Ask  your doctor about Aycr's  Cherry Pectoral.  W������ publUh our formula*  9  yers  JVe baalih aleokol  rrom ottrmt4ioin������������  W������~urf * you to  eormult your  doctor  Any rood doctor will tell you ZtTmedi."  cine like Ayer'a Cherry fcecloMl cannof  lLil! !e\W?Tk ll ������5e bowels ire con.  utipated. ^Ask your doctor if he knowi  ��������� any hlng better than Ayer's Pills for cor  ���������recting this alugglshness of the liver.  ' r-Kato by ttu i, o, i,w c, m^ m^  Tho Popular Hostess.  Makes you feci Individually that you  iro the favored guest.  Makes you feel perfectly at homo.  She Foes everything and yet possesses  !ho art of scr-lng nothing.  She never looks bored.  She knows how to get congenial people together.  She knows how to keep conversation  always going.  She never lets any ono be slighted or  overlooked.  She knows when to nsk tho amateur  inusiclau to display his or her best talents.  She Is perfectly unselfish about her  ������*u gowna.  Advice.  "What would you do," asked the excited politician, "if a paper should call  you a Hur and a thief?"  "Well." said the lawyer, "If I wero  you I'd toss up a cent to see whether  I'd reform or lick the editor."  Delightful Japanese Hotels,  narrlug  the  bath  nnd   perhaps  the  beds,  Jnpaiiope  hotels are delightful.  VII during your stay In their spotloa.s  invclnctH you are innde to feel that you  ���������ire an  bmiored guest.    .Inpanose etl-  ���������incite Is lavished upon you. and when  ������������������on depart you arc always given a  token (o remember your visit, usually  i white, course cotton towel with blue  .iletiiri'H printed on It.   You must thank  :he little ma Id for this with an elaborate   bow   when   you   go,   and   thu  chorus of "Snyo Narns" from all tho  hotel  force gathered In  the doorway  will seem to have In It not only the regret of good by  as  we Interpret  tho  words,  but the deeper feeling which  they really mean. "If ltvuiust bo that  we must pnrt."-Tnivei Mngazluo.  t  uucjaa     f i vt U    J vu     nvuiu     aiv    uouiuui. va     v  being huiaaa."--Philadelphia Ledger.  An Antique Die.  While ancient coins und medals are  numerous, the only genuine nntlquo  die known scorns to be thnt found at  Tel el Athrlb, Egypt, In 1001. Professor C. Zeiighells reports that this  Is of bronze, two and a half Inches  high and six ounces In weight, dates  from 430 to 322 B. C��������� and the base la  engraved with the owl of the Athenian  tetrudrachinn pieces, Tho alloy scorns  to havo consisted of about 75 per cent  of copper and 25 of tin. The die Is  ,t evidence of grcnt metallurgical skill,  .tho unusual proportion of tin being  , necessary for hurdness, while tho ex.  Serious For the  Middies.  The question of graduating expense?  has become nn ium>:ii.liigly serious one  to midshipmen at Annapolis.   In a letter to a friend one of the members of  the class or 'SO. which Is soon to be  graduated, writes: "I hud no Idea that  graduating was so expensive.   I have  Just ordered  my necessary on til L    It  cost $1,000, and  ihore  nre still  Incidental expenses to lie met In connection  with  my graduation  which  will  ninoiint   to   several    hundred   more.  Many of my clnrsniates tell mo thnt  their bills are even heavier, and I think  only n few of the members of the class  hnvo boon able to save much from  their salaries to anticipate these bills.  We are nil wondering how wo nre going to meet them."    Under the regulations of the Naval academy the pny-  mnster reserves $" from the snlnry of  each midshipman ench month hi order  that ho may have "an amount available" to meet his graduation expenses.  This provides, however, only n little  over ?,100 at the end of the four year  course.���������New York Tribune.  Progress.  The martyr cannot be dishonored.  Every lash Inflicted Is a tongue of  flame, every prison a more Illustrious  abode. Every burned book or house  enlightens the world. Every suppressed or expunged word reverberates  through the earth from side to side.  It is the whlpper who Is whipped, tho  tyrant who Is undone.���������Emerson.  Graveyard of Asiatics.  The northern territory Is the graveyard of Innumerable Asiatics, who en-  tor by way of the gulf of Carpentaria  In quest of gold. Death from thirst  and starvation accounts for thousands.  Tho few who survive return to Chltia  to spread tho fume of Australia's relentless solitude and hunger tracks.  Usual Result.  "Well." asked the motormnn. "did  you nuinngo to collect your little bll'  from that conductor?"  "No," nnsvvered the disgusted pas  scnger. "I got tired trying to collect  It at his bouse, ami tbe other day 1  caught him on his ear."  "What did be do?"  "The same thing as usual-put mc  off."  Long, straggling hairs which give an  appearance of roughness to the eyebrows may be temporarily removed  with tweezers or permanently by electrolysis.  If the hair is hopelessly oil.>-. good  results cau be obtained by .powdering  it occasionally. This must be carefully  done, ns if the powder is allowed to  get ou the scalp instead of being  brushed thoroughly ou the hair it will  clog the pores. Not enough powder  must be used to show, only sufficient  to absorb the oiliuess.  A^.dry skin will chap this weather  unless massaged orten with a good  skin food or cold cream. Tbe massage  stimulates the oil glands to perform  their natural work, while the cold  cream supplies what natural oil is  lacking. The face should always be  carefully dried after washing It, as the  water is drying to the face.  No dressing stand Is complete without half a lemon put there fresh every  day. A few drops of the juice much  diluted makes an agreeable mouth  wash; rubbed over the face, followed  by an application of cold cream, it Is  blenching. For the nulls it Is excellent  nnd Is used by thrusting the linger tips  Into tho pulp. They should bo washed  nt onco and then lightly rubbed with  cold cream.  Sorrow of I*.  Mlgglcs-I see by tho papers that  your new book has mado you famous.  Scribbles-Yes, but it's a questionable brand of fame, after all.  Migglcs���������How's that?  Scribbles���������My creditors are constantly soliciting my autograph on a check.  ���������-Detroit Tribune.  A Revival in the Swine  Industry  While  the   swine  raising, industry',  has been in some quarters resting on'  its oais and in others showing posi-*  tive   retrogress'on,   the    Live    Stock  Branch at Ottawa has been getting out  a revision o" bulletin No.  10,  "The  Production of Bacon for the British  Market/'    This   booklet  in    its  first  edition received such  a call that a  very large edition became exhausted  before the demand was satisfied.   The  call for cop:es during the late summer and autumn months fell away to  some extent but'the renewal of intei-"'  est aritl hope in the bacon industry  is showing itself very strongly in a  request  fiora   many  quarters   of   the  Dominion for more information upon  the question of swine raising.    Fortunately the new edition is off the  press and ready for distribution.  The bulletin -'n its revised form will  scarcely  be recognized.    In addition  to an almost complete new set of illustrations, which are much better arranged  than  in   the    roimer    issue,  much new matter    has been added.  Careful treatment has been given the  vital question of housing and in this  connection a number of plans of modern, approved piggeries    are   illustrated  and  described.    The  economical  utilization  of  dairy  by-products -  ���������that maig-'n  upon which profit in  the  industry ', so    much    depends���������is  treated as new matter. The very strong  ,  revival of the swine raising industry -  which  must of necessity  follow the  saciifice of breeding stock that took  place   during  the  past  autumn  has  already  commenced  to   show--itself.  It is safe to predict that with the return of spring with its "pasturage and "  renewal, of   supply,  of   dairy   by-products, together with the shortage of  market  stock,   a  demand  for  swine  greater than has been for many years,  will be experienced.    To furnish in-  [ formation  that  will   be    desired    at  such a time Bulletin No. 10, revised  edition , has been prepared.    Copies  may be secured free by making application to the Live Stock Commissioner,  Ottawa.  It is Known Everywhere.���������-There is  not a city, town or hamlet in Canada  where Dr.-Thomas' Eclectric Oil is  not known���������wherever introduced it  made a foothold for itself and maintained it. Some merchants may suggest some other remedy as equally  beneficial. Such recommendations  should be received with doubt. There'  is only one Eclectric Oil, and that is  Dr. Thomas'.   Take nothing else.  Judge���������The next person who interrupts the proceedings of this court will  be expelled from the room. -  Prisoner���������Hoo-ray 1 Whooper-ee'  Now, lemme go!���������Pittsburg   Leader.  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT removes  nil hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemishes, from horses, blood spavin, curbs,  splints, ringbone, sweency, stifles, sprains, sore  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Suva $50 by  use of one bottle. Warranted tho most wou-  derful  Blemish  Cure  ever  known.  Discovering Mexican Towns.  Tho federal government, in view of  the fact that there is not a single map  of the republic containing all the towns  and ranches of the different districts,  has decided on the creation of the So-  ciedad Geograflca Exploradora, whose "  members    aro   traveling   throughout  the   republic   drawing   up   plans   of  the different districts visited by them.  Very curious occurrences are reported.  It is said that members of tho commission when exploring woods and valleys have discovered towns of from  100 to 500 Inhabitants  tho existenco  of which wns unknown, theso peoplo  Ilrlng  completely  isolnted  from  tho  rest of the world.���������Mexican Herald.  Never Touched Him.  *��������� Doesn't begging niako you'nsham-  ed?"  "Sure.  If you knew how stingy somo   HBC . ror nnraneH8i wWl0 m es.  men were you would be ashamed of   ^ ,t   of tfc   ( ���������  i������in*h.imnn.������_Phiinfl������inhi..-T.Mi������������.     ^0 rwcow malleability.  re-  Roal Genius.  "That artist  Is n  real genius,"  marked the admirer.  "No," answered Miss Cayenne; "he  cun't bo a real genius, or peoplo  wouldn't be saying so many complimentary things about him before he Is  dead."  SolicMndc.  "Do you think tho country Is safe?"  "Certainly," answered Mr. Dustln  Stax. "We big investors are drawing  dividends that make it incumbent on  us to Insure the country as thoroughly  u possible."���������Washington Star.  The Panama Canal.  The total length of the Panama canal will be about forty-six miles. The  depth will vary from thirty to forty-  five feet. The surface width will bo  from 200 feet In Culebra cut to 1,000  feet from the Gatun locks to San Pablo, a distance of fifteen miles and a  half. Tho summit level will be about  eighty-five feet above the level of the  sea and will be reached by a flight ot  locks at Gatun, on the Atlantic side,  one lock at Pedro Miguel nnd two at  La Boca, on tho Pacific slopo.  Superstitious Golfers.  Tho two chief golfing superstitions  nre that two up and live to play never  won a nuitch nnd Unit It Is unlucky to  win (lie first hole. It Is hard to say  which Is the sillier of the two.-London  Mall.  One He must be tlintoned with another or It will soou rain through.-  Owen.  There is Ossiy One  That la  m      m  99  USED THE WORLD OVER TO CURE A COLD IU OHE DAY.  Alwaya remember the full namo.    Look  for  thla   aignature on  every  box.    25o.  $%&  jfaHDir^  BEBHBMIWWlMUlvmiiWMiiil m* m ii ���������t rMwl I mmt 1 m������ti.  >{' "... ' l    :  THE    LEDGE.     GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  ^fllllllllllllinHIIIIIIIIHIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllll.lllllHillUililllli.JIIIIIII^  IGONTRACTOR  ] __JNDJBUIIM  ������   Dealer in  |    Windows, Doors,  |      Turned Work and  | Inside Finish.  | SHINGLES,B1UCK,_I5TC.  j MANITOBA  I Wood Fibre Plaster  = PHONE   65  Hotel Ladysmith  The bi'st-.'ippoinU'd working-mini's  hotel in the eily, The. finest of  bars, stocked with the beat Wines,  Liquors nnd Cigars. Lighted with  Kleclricily, Hot and cold baths.  Kates: Board and lloom, ������l a day  OLA LOFSTAI)   -   -    1'llOPRIETOK  General Merchants, Midway, B. 0.  Hay and Grain always  on hand. Sleighs and  Wagons and Implements  of all kinds carried in  stock. The very best  goods   at right   prices.  nelson, b. c.  WHOLESALE  DEALERS  IN-      '  Produce   and   Provisions  J. R. Cameron.  otel...  Gpeenrjuood, B. C  The e)di"-t hotel in the city, and still  under the .-nine manau-ement. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in tho  i-iiv, and the bar sppplice only the best  Corner of Gi con wood and Government  streets.  J. W. fielson  Painting ~ *j-  Make it a pleasure, to seleci your wall  poper by having the Spokane Paint and  Oil Co's Sample Books brruig-ht to your  home. The Choicest Patterns, the  Most Exquisite Colonics. All New.  No Tiresome Search Among Shop-Worn  Antiques  The Liouiest  Spokane Prdees  In your home, at your leisure, and  upon the understanding that you are  under no obligation to purchase. This  is my offer���������send for me now.  geo. H- THomPsoN,  Painter and Paper Hanger,  Third Floor, Mellor Block  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Sandon, B. C.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Porks, 15. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  nnd game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Kivfn, Prop  jf4euumarket}4otel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British | Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  \  .v^a^/^a^/^^������^^/^'V%'V^  One Way Colonist Kates  Eastern Canada to  ALBERTA- AND  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Toronto  Brantford  Guelpli  London ,  $46.05  ^ Gait  Kingston    -    -    -    ���������    S50.10  Ottawa, via Tort Arthur ami SauIt Ste  -   Marie     -    -   -    -   S51.40  Ottawa, via  Chicago   852.45  Montreal    -    -    -  Quebec       -    -   -  St. John, N". B. |  Moncton, N. B. j  Halifax     -     -    -  852.70  85G.00  SG0.95  $03.45  Correspondingly low rates  rates from all intermediate  points. Tickets on sale Feb.  29th to April 20th, 1908.  For particulars call  on local  agents or address  .r. 3IOE. D. I*. A., NoIhoii.  C. 11. Mcl'HHUSON,��������� G. T. A.,  ' ���������     ' Winnipeg, Mini. ���������  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B, C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $1.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY/,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   B. C.,'APRIL 16, 1908  RjJS'f comes from activity.  Manv a butcher wears the mask of a  surgeon. _        As A rule the biggest toad cannot jump  the farthest.  Most newspapers need less pulp and  more brains.         Imagination and  fear cause all the  hard times,        Thic Turkish bath is one of the greatest  luxuries of the age.  Tun moon  is sensible,  full once a month.  It only gets  It is said that au umbrella sliop never  failed in Vancouver.  HiiAW meat eaters  tract the booze habit.  are 1 iable to con-  TiiU church habit  than the saloon habit.  is   less expensive  Tun ghosts of our imagination often  chase us to the devil,  Vaccination is still  by millions of people.  i delusion hugged  of the Mainland Cigar can be  seen all over British Columbia.  Made in Vancouver by Win.  Tietjen, and sold on the road  by Nat. Darling.  The Gtfeenrjuood Branch  Nelson  Iron Works  Is now  prepared to make  all kinds of Iron, Brass or  Copper ��������� Castings .First-.   class    work    guaranteed.  Geo.  JVT. Holt,   (Tlanaget*.  GJJO. I'.  WKL.T.S,  Proprietor.  Mm, B. 0.  15. TOJHKlNS,|  lUunogiti'.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lavatories in B. O. First-class  bar and barber shop.  Orchestra every evening  during dinner hours.  'Bus meets all trains.  Tho Kootenay Belle reigns supreme in many a camp. It is a  cigar that'brings'delight and appreciation wherever smoked."  DOMINION  ELECTIONS  YALE-CARIBOO  ELEGTORALDISTRIGT  A Convention of  the Liberal-Conservatives   of Yale-Cariboo  Will Be Held at the  ELLISON HALL, VERNON  Thursday, April 23,1908  for the purpose of selecting1 a candidate  to contest tbe forthcoming Dominion  Klci'tions in tho interests of lhe Liberal  Conservative Party. Local Associations are requested to meet and appoint  delegates at once. Ilcpresr-ntation at  the Convention will be hy delegations  from the Provincial Electoral Districts  of Grand Forks, Greenwood, Similka-  meen, Okanagan, Kamloops, Yale,  Lillooet and Cariboo. One delegate  will he appointed for each twenty or  eaeli fraction of twenty votes cast at  each poll. Accredited "delegates may  vote cither iu person or by proxy, but  not more than five proxies shall be held  by any ono delegate.  Chair will he taken at 2 p. in. All  Conservatives are invited to attend the  Convention, but only accredited dele  gates will be allowed to vote.  PKICF, ELLISON, President  Yale-Cariboo ConaervativeAssn.  J. A. McKELVIE, Secretary  Yale-Cariboo Conservative Assn.  Thi-I world still accepts a  lot of'brass  that looks like gold.  Stock companies beat the public by-  appealing to their cupidity.  Thic wisest looking man is sometimes  the biggest fool in town.  Ix less than forty years there will only  be two great churches in America.  Dead men may tell  no tales, but they  can lie in a grave for a long time.  New Ai/rkrxi has a barber shop on  wheels.   This method saves rent.  Gold is not native to any formation  and is at home any place you find it.  Mustard is good for the memory but  many of our subscribers never use it.   I^Uie_laiigusgo-nfjlie._farn limit, loait.  body has Greenwood continually coppered  Ix this province many men run thieving dens under the protection of u liquor  license.    Jealous and fault-finding women have  broken up at least a dozen homes iu  America.   The more we breathe the more we live.  Impure air and too much food are the  cause of all colds.  The tables will sometimes turn. A  book agent killed a policeman in Montreal the other dav.  John Collins is well known in every  camp of the mountains, and is one of the  oldest inhabitants.  A coi.oxv of Doukhobors are about to  settle near Nelson. They will not be of  much benefit to the clothing stores.  THE DOMINION  HOTEL  In Phoenix is situated on a delightful elevation and from its  windows can be seen all the scenic  beauties of this famous copper  camp. The excellence of the cuisine  attracts tho attention of all who  are kind to their inner man, and  the bar contains iluids -that would  please a Greek god, while it is not  necessary to be up so high in order  to smoke any of the cigars. Miners,  Millionaires and Tourists always  welcome.  CHAS. H. FLOOD, PROP  Choice  Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, $12 and $15  Per Acre.  R. J. STEEL  NELSON. B.C  Greenwood should cudeavoi to get a  portion of the tourist trade that will roll  through the mountains this summer.  If selfishness and the actions of narrow  minds could be eliminated from the  church, it would be the grandest institution on earth.      Canada may be the grave of literature  hut Westwai d Ho ! is one magazine that  a native can read without being disgusted  with his country.    ���������������.  When times are hard do not forget to  yay the printer and spend all the money  you can.   It is the spending of money  that makes times good.  Oxh hotel man in the Boundary is an  artist aud'adorns his bar with his own  paintings, but not for the purpose of driving his patrons to drink.  Oxic Greenwood saloon has cut out the  water. If its patrons should cut out the  whiskey the house would soon have nothing but a tap aud'be harmless.  Bill Gai.uiier will not be a candi"  dale at the next general election in  Kootenay. Bill is probably loo honest to  stay any longer around the machine in  Ottawa.   P. Burns & Co. are shipping 750 tons  of ore a month from the First Thought  mine. It goes to. the smelters at Trail  and Northporl, and not to their butcher  s hop as some wicked people imagiue,  It is forty years ago this month since  New Westminster became }he capital of  B. C, defeating Victoiia by nine votes.  Kamloops was unknown then and Bar-,  kerville too difficult of access to the ordinary legislator.   On Vancouver Island a mining man  recently dropped (lend from heart failure  after taking a drink of water.* People  with weak hearts should drink water  slowly. When gulped down aqua pura  tends to excite the'blood's pumping station  Tin', editors of Prince Rupert nnd Port  Simpso'ii are at war with each other, and  thirty miles of water so far has prevented  bloodshed. Ed. might Rowland but he  is out at sea on the water, while the other  editor cannot walk on the sad salt waves  owing lo the limitations of his pedal  extremities.  ceremony in these days of modern civilization, although no doubt many a uiau  would go farther than that in order to become prime minister and lord of the  treasury in England.  Carnegie has given $50,000 for a library to Calgary. If Andrew would  switch his mania and give the press some  of h-s immense wealth the editors in  couutry places would be rendered independent of the man who does not advertise and the dilatory individuals who  never pay their subscriptions.  Dunsmuir thinks that the prosperity  of this province is marred1' by a lack of  cheap labor. Perhaps his idea is to have  this fair land owned by absentee millionaires and peopled by slaves. Men of  Dnnsmuir's mentality usually think this  way; especially when they are only a  generation or two ahead of the shirt  sleeve period in their own families.  I if copper does not soon rise in price  the government might be induced to  bonus the industry while the price remains under 15 cents a pound. The government has' helped other industries  when they were depressed and why not  copper? We should be able to get sonic  assistance, especially as our member has  "do pull wis Laurier," and nn election is  just over the summit.  Twelve years ago tonight we lost  5300. It was in New Denver and the  hotel burned down, causing us lojunip  from a window to the glass-strewn terra  finiia, leaving our clothes and our diamonds to be cremated. As the landlord  did not charge us for the room that night  and we have never had a shave since, we  have by 'this time recovered from the  financial shock of that period.  Anna Gould seems to have a craze for  titles. She is ready now to take another  chance upon a [penniless prince. After  her experience with Boni one would  naturally think that the dear, rich girl  would wed a man and uot run after something that was born with a title. However she has the money and her latest  mash has the blue blood, so perhaps a  fair exchange will be no robbery.  CITY COUNCIL.  ii little piece from here, an' von kin see  him if you want to Then my wife  killed a rattler four feet Ions' with 13  rattles an' a button on, rfg'ht thar 'bout  ivharyou are standin'; an' my'darter  Ma������' went out to /yether blackberries an'  lied a scrimmage with a wildcat Come  home with her duds in rags, drags in'  the vanriint hy the,tail. She's some  plucky, Mag is. Then in the afternoon  I laid out a mad dog that euine yappin'  down the load, an' thar was two teams  passed hero iu one hour, to say nothin'  of two fellers afoot an' a 'stray cow critter. ' An' my boy Bob killed a. hedge-  hoes-, an' my wife tumbled down cellar.  Take it by an' large, an' thar's plenty  do'in'hyar. some days, even if it don't  come quite up toNoo York, whar you  say you hail from.���������Judge.  "   Dealers, in   ���������      .��������� '  ;  Fresh and Salt Meats, pish and.Poultry  I Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  ' '      the Kootenay.       ��������� .      _���������   /' -  The Only Safe Way.  Don't deep on your Jleft side, for it  causes too' great a pressure on tho  heart.   ������������������  Don't sleep on your right side, for it  interferes with the lospiration olthat  lung.  Don't sleep on your stoinncb, for that  interferes with the respiration of both  lungs (ind makes breathing dillioulfc.  Don't sleep on your hack, for this  method of getting rest is bud for the  nervous system.  Dmi't sleep Hittiim in 11 chair, fur your  body fulls into an unnatural position  and you cannot get the necessary relaxation  Don't sleep standing up, for ynu may  topple over and break your skull.  Don't sleep ���������Puck.  The Col 11 in bin cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all moil 11 tain towns and made  in .Nelson.  King's..LIquer Scotch Whiskey  ������������������<   ���������     12 Years Old  J. W. Ku rmester s W h i to Port.  Jas. l-.lenncssy & Co's 8-Star ISrandy.  GREENWOOD. LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.C.  The council met on Monday evening  and adopted the minutes of the previous  meeting.  The quarterly financial statement was  read, received and filed.  A letter from the Clark &Cowles Co.,  re the Seagrave cut-off valve, was received  and filed.  It was decided that the city laborers  would be paid tbe same wages ns last year.  It was decided to reqnest tbe government to appoint W. G. McMynn as a  police magistrate without salary, so that  he can act when Mr. Hallettis indisposed  ���������or out of the city.  Rev. M. D. McKee addressed the council re a. disgmccful-ruuipuii.i hat .recently  occurred around the manse. He" had  performed a marriage ceremony and the  newly married people were stopping at  his house over night. A crowd of boys  appeared and disturbed the equanimity  of affairs by beating tin cans and demanding to see the man "wot's got married"  so that they could touch him for a ?5 or  $10. Mr. McKee thought such proceedings degrading and that they should be  stopped. The council were of thesatne  opinion.  As boys under age are in the habit of  frequenting barrooms in fhe -city, it was  decided to have cards printed warning  liquor sellers that liquor-must not be sold  to children under 16 years of age, and  that they must not be "allowed to loiter  around the premises where liquor is sold.  It was decided to immediately proceed  with the street work that was necessary  to be done, such as repairing sidewalks,  bridges, crossings, etc. As far aspossible  ratepayers are to be employed or men  with large families.  There was considerable discussion  about the water reservoirs and some improvements were suggested. Next Tuesday was appointed a cleaning day in the  city, and it will be necessary for all to set  their back yards in order.  Vhe tenant of the city farm was notified  to immediately repair fences and otherwise carry 'out his agreement with the  council.  The following accounts were ordered  paid:  Greenwood City Waterworks C0...J133 65  White Bros      2 75  Kinney & McDonald      3 T5  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co      2 15  Wt H. Moore      1 00  Clark & Coles Valve Co      9 00  Bylaw No. 121 was advauced a stage  and will be finally passed at the next  meeting, April 21.  CONSERVATIVE DELEGATES.  Thoroughbred eggs for sale. ,S.  0. Rhode Island Reds.'S. C. Bull"  and Brown Leghorns, S. 0. Black  Minoi'Cis. and Barred ��������� Plymouth  Rocks, 81.00 per setting. ��������� Mrs. A.  G. Davis, Westley, B. C.  When you want a monument or  headstone, vrite to the Kootenay  Marble Wcrfew, Nelson; B. C.       *  The season for' house cleaning  and using wall-paper is now here,  and J. L. Coles has a stock of wallpaper that will please, the public in  prices and patterns.  R. A. BROWN  FERRY, WASH.  General Merchant  Dry'Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc  Fresh  Eggs   a   Specialty  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  GREENWOOD.  Hon, Hi'.kbkrt Asqihth is now pre  micr of England.   He kissed the hand of  King Edward when the appointment was  made, which seems to be rather a strange polecat is layln' over thar In the woods  The Conservative meeting held in  Greenwood last Friday was unanimous  for Martin .Burrell as a candidate in the  approaching federal election. If Mr.  Burrell will not accept the nomination  Price Ellison is the next choice.  The following delegates were appointed  to attend the convention in Vernon on  the 23rd inst.:  Greenwood���������Messrs.Johnsoii.McUiiue,  Fleming, Warren, Lowery, Wilson, Muck,  Grier, Uraithwaite, Ilillam, Stephens,  Russell,'J. E. Spankie, W. E. vSpunkie,  and jas. McCreath. Alternates are  Messrs. Coles, D. Mcintosh, J. Mcintosh,  O. Hawtrey, and Jos. Wilmshtirst.  Eholt���������Messrs. Rendell, Dixon, and  Bailey.  Denoro. M. W. Ludlow.  Boundary Falls���������Messrs. Lee, Craig,  and Kay. "  Deadwood���������Messrs. Mclntyre and Wilson.  Midway���������Messrs. Hardy; Crovvell,  Jackson and Stevenson.  Rock Creek���������Messrs. Attwood, I,eg-  gatt. and Lander.  Like The Boundary District  It is rather peculiar that Austrian laborers of the lowest type can go to work  in Toronto the day they strike the city;  and other men can walk about for months  without getting employment.���������Toronto  Mail and Empire.  This is also, a peculiarity of the West.  Lots Doing.  I should think that you would bo  pretty lonesome hero, said a summer  tourist riding on horseback through the  backwoods as ho took the gourd of  water an elderly native of the soil  handed to him from a dooryard well.  Wn-al, it hain't ho lonesomo as you  might think, was the reply. Some days  days thar's lots cloin' round hero. Now,  you take yistoday. This old ynllcr dog  o'niinohad the liveliest tussle with n  polecat right in front 0' the house 'bout  nine in tho mornin', and 1 kin tell you  the memory 0' that lasted all day   The  Householder-, unit Property Owners me given  until TuuHilny, tlic -'1st 111st., to clean up their  preipiscs and place them in 11 sinitary condition  After thnt dulo the provis ons of the ���������' Health  Act" iiml "Health IK-I,aw" will he invoked b.v  the Medical Health Officer of th" Local Hoard  of Health.   Jly Older <..f the Council,  G. II. TAYLOR.  City Clerk,  Th under the management of Grcig &'Morrison. The  rooms are comfortably furnished, and the bar contains  the best brands of wines, liquors and cigars..  Is the best apoointed. Restaurant in the interior of  Britith Columbia: The"best cooks and most attentive  waiters only employed.    Open all the time  mr$. fllex. 6reig, Proprietress.  Is the best furnished hotel inthe Boundary"  "district. It is heated with steam .and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of. the  times, and meals are served- in the (.'ale  at any hour, clay-or night.  Ernest Jo CartSer, Pr  'W  EXAMINATION   OF   ASSAYERS  For I.iueiiKU to  I'ruutNo  in   lSritlsh   Columbia.  AN EXAMINATION1 of As'11 vers will bo hold  in Victoria on theltli (Uy of Miiy, M:i7 and fol-  lowiiiK day.  Entrance for any examination must be made  in K-i-itiiur to lhe Secretary or the lioiml of K.x-  nmlncrsat least ten days before llii'.datc set for  thebCKinnlnjfof rxa-nluntiou ainl niu.it be accompanied liv the proscribed fee fSlS).  Any additional information desired may bo  obtained from Herbert Ciiriuiclincl. Secretary  Hoard of Examiners. Victoria.  It CHARD McHiunrc.'  Minister of Sillies.  Department of Minns,  Victoria, II. C, ISrd April, U1O8.  [L.S.] JAMES DUNSMUIR,  ' ��������� Lieutenant-Governor,  CANADA,  ���������PROVINCE OK WUTIHir COLUMBIA.  EDWAH." the. SEVENTH, by the Oruee of  Cod, of the United KinRilom of Great Ilri-  taln and Ireland, and of tho Hrltlsh Do-  inlnlmm beyond the Sean, KING, Defender  of tho Fnllii, Kmneror of India,  To lull to whom tlie.se presents shall come,���������  GREKTINO:  A   PROCLAMATION.  VV. J, Iiowt.cr, Attornoy-Gonoral,  WIIERKAS. l>y Section 0, of the "Gainn Protection Act, 18118," as re.6tiaet������d by Seetkn l!)of  tho"Gnmo Protection Act, Amendment Act,  I'M." it Is enacted tluit it shall ho lawful for tho  Iiiotiteniiiit-Govcrnor in Council, by Proclamation to be pnbllHhed In' two successive issues of  the Uritish Columbia Gazette, to declaro a close  neusoii for Ktem in any part of the Provinco for  any period of tlmo; and  Whereas Our said T.Ieulonaiit-Oovornor, by  and with the advice of bis Escct1tivoC01111e.lI,  has been .pleased to direct, by an Order In  Council in that behalf, 11 closo season for froeso  within the County of Kootenay, until and In-  cluilliiK tho.'list day oftAu(?iist, one thousand  nine, hundred and ci^lit.  Now KNOW VE therefore, that In'puraruuico  tlioroof, wo do hereby proclaim 11 close season  forfjocse wltlitn tho County (of Kootenay, until  and .IncluiUim tho 81st day of August, one  thousand nine hundred and el^ht.  IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We havo causod  these Our Letters to bo iwulo Patent niul the  Great Keul of tliOHuid Provinco to ho hereunto nlli.voii;  WITNESS, His Honor JAMES '.DUNHMUIR,  Mciitmitiiit-Goviirnor of Our mild Province  of IJi-ltlsh Coliimbla,ln Our City of Victoria,  In Our said Provinco, tills {Kith tiny of Fob-  rtiury, in the year of Our Lord 0110 lliotwuml  nine hundred ami elidll, nnd In the eolith  .    Jem-of Our Kcltfii.  Uy Command,]  IIENltY ESSON  YOUN0,  87-10 Provincial Secrotury.  !Maass^^^5i&^^  A liouse furnished with the best, most artistic,  useful and in all that goes to make a home comfortable and pleasing to the event reasonable prices,  drop a line to D. J' Robertson & Co. at Nelson. B.  C.    Goods guaranteed the Best for the price.  HE BELL PIANO.  *  ���������'I  i BANK   OF I MONTREAL           1  fPM ESTABLISHED   18 IT.     -                                             "                     [ ~  P9 PAID   UP  CAPITAL, $14,000,000.          REST, $11,000,000  jjfi  fjrp UNDIVIDED PROFITS. $422,689.98                                    [7  rpn Genoral Blinking BusinesslTransaotod.    Drafts issued on all points, and Colleo    l-::  IHj 'tions made at lovrot rates.                                                 t;;  pfl SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   ")    W. F. PROCTOR,                   g3  Pjj INTEREST ALLOWED AT CURRENT HATES    /f/lANAGEFl GREENWOOD  BRANCH    fi  ^Fr^a^^TTK+F-Ffr^^  E.  W. WIDDOWSON  ASSAYKIt AND CIIK.MIST.  CHARGES:  Gold, Till vor, Copper or Lead, each ?1 Ml  fiold-Si'ver or Kil\er I.u.ni ......:.... 1 Ml  OolilSilver,with Copper or I.e.-id  -' fin  Careful sampling ; accurate ;is-  saying; prompt returns. 317 Baker  street, Nelson,���������B.C..  ��������� ������������������  . Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. C. tMin ������ m, Kelson  Hotel   Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.C.:  Is a comfortable homo for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  .fragrant cigars in the bar.  McGillis & McLaughlin  I'KOPRIETORS.  KASLO , HOTEL  KASLO B. O.  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that oity.  COCKLE & PA.PW0RTH.  Job Printing at Tho Ledge.  BULBS  From France, Holland and Japan.  SEEDS, TREES, PLANTS  For fall planting. Reliable varieties at reusonublejjpriees. Fertilizers, Bee Supplier Spray Punipci,  Spraying Material, Cut Flowers,  etc. Oldest established nursery on  the mainland of B. C. Catalogue!  free.  M. J. HENRY  .'tOIO VV'i'sllillliHlei- Koiitl.'VANG'OUVJgll.J  T^E]WO|4T HOUSE]  Nelson. B. C, is run ou the  the American und European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the liouse. except the gold iu  .:'���������-���������'���������"."' |>e safe,  Malonc   &   Trregilliu  GREENWOOD CITY WATERWORKS  COMPANY.  NOTIOK Is hereby kIvuii that an lixtniordl j  nary General Meeting "of the Slmreholdcrs oil  UiU Company will ho hold at llio CoinpatiyVB  olllce, Copper street, arennwood, H, 0., onSntl  uriliiy, April lHtli,lM).nt<l p, m.for tho KloctioiJl  of Direotoi'ri, niul the Election of Auditors.  Diilad thla and day of April, A. D, ll)l>8.  K.O.VVAIJUBN.Scointnry,  The Kootenay Saloon \  Sandon, B. 0., lias a'line oi nerve,  bracers unsurpassed iu nuy niotio-J  tnin town or the'Great West. A  glass of aqua purn given free with  spirits liicnti.  /

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