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 ���������MUBusMnKBBannuucBt  'J,  Halcyon Lithia Water  Sold throughout the Boundary,   II is .the"'Mineral  Water of the Mountains. , The Wholesale Agents arc  THE GREENWOOD LIQUOR CO.  Vol XIV.  Fo������/ Read' Float? ?-  at-/The Ledge Office for" 25 cents a-copy/  Sent by Mail for the Same Price!  GREENWOOD," B. C, THURSDAY, APRIX 9,1908  ifiSHSHSSKSS  We have just received a carload of Purity Flour, for  r ,      which,Ave'are sole agents here,  Russdi-Law-Cauifield Co., Ltd.  .-   Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  As  its   name implies, Purity  Flour   is  absolutely  . ���������   prue and the best Flour on the Market..  s^sssssa:  Frederic w: ^cLainc"  Mining and Ileal Esd-'c Broker.  Estates Managed aad Lo.uis Made.  Local and District Land Agent Canadian Pacific Railway. Stocks and  Shares a Specialty. .Greenwood,B.C.  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Suhveyou,  Nelson, B. C.  Passing Throng;  ���������umaBiBtaaBHg^  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000. Reserve Fund,$5,000,000  . ^    -    '/HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.   ''   .  B. E.~ WALKER, President.        A LEX.-LAIRD, General Manager.  Branches Throughout Canada, and' in the United States  \ . and Engfand. -  '-   ''*' .SAVIJSGS"BANK"DEPARTMENT. '      ���������"'   -  <   '.        'BANKING   BY   MAIL/    -    ,.,*'���������  ��������� Business may be transacted by mail >with any-branch of the Bank.  Accounts  may be ; opened, and deposits' made or withdrawn by  mail.    Every attention is- paid to out-of-town accounts.  ~ ,J. T..BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.  Arriving in and leaving"  Greenwood have headquarters at {  tiler's  Cigar Store  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes and  Tobaccos ' to   suit your  tastes, your fancy or  . your.pocket.  J. A. GHENIER - - PROPRiETOlJ  *-  Next door north 01 Pacific hotel,  Copper street, Green woofl.  The road west of 'Midway needs  to be repaired.       ��������� N"  Chas. H. Fair-returned from  the East this week. '  Mrs Howard M6or;e has recovered  from an attack of grippe.  George Vaughn leaves today for  the coast and will probublv iro  uorth. ^   .; ,fa  I.,A. Dinsmore, provincial constable at Grand Forks, was iu the  city Tuesday. ;    '  The ranchers west of Greenwood  are importing thousand.-) of fruit  trees from Oregon.",  C. H; and Mrs. Towns returned  Monday evening from their honeymoon trip to Spokane.  , Ed. Pieper one of the old employees at the Mother' Lode mine,  left oil Monday for Alberta.  D. J. D.-irraugli ivas able to be  out. yesterday after being three  weeks in the hospital with pneumonia.     . '    .  him on his escape 'from- connection  with any land, timber,-coal or other  deals, which' appear to havo been  sent by providence as an a miction  on many of tho Liboial members  of the house of commons". ' It is  understood that Mr. Ross- will not  be the Conservative candidate iu  Yale-Cariboo.  A committee  of the  syndicifce  working the Dimond-Texas visited  the property  last  week to inspect  the   work .done.    The committee  .were   well satisfied; with the progress made and the indications for  erosscutting  the' lead  at an early  date.    The shaft is down 115,fee(,  and a drift has so far 'been run 120  feet from  the 100-foot   level.    It  is_ expected   the Providence  vein  will be encountered in another ten  o>-  fifteen  feet.    In  sinking at a  depth of about forty feet a small  vein,pr stringer.of galena was encountered and  out  thiougli by the  incline.    It was- lying pretty  fiat  and may be u  stringer  leading to  a   larger  vein.    It -will  be   prospected later'on.  thai, the Board should co-operate  with the local smelters in an effort  to restore activity in this camp,  and not push the Great- Northern  until circumstances for 'it getting  trade from hero were improved.  The Canadian Mining Institute  offer to send a mining library to  Greenwood free of cost, provided  it will be taken care of by the  Board, The secretary was , instructed to write for further data,  and then the Board adjourned uu-  til Wednesday, May J3.  Western Float  ITEMS FROM PHOENIX.  ,   P..E. Griffith; pjrop.  The Hotel oi.- Slouax Citv, B. C.  Headquarters   for' mining   and  E. G. Warren,   manager of  the  Greenwood City.-Waterworks Co.,  is on a business trip''to  the coast.  He is expected to-return, today.or  tomorrow.  commercial "men ; tho home of the  rancher,-the'lumberjack and prospector. Come once and you will  come'again.  ^^S1 Coffee  -One of Canada's" Strongest Financial Jnstitutions."  TOTAL   ASSETS   OVER, $50,000,000.  A  General  Banking  Business  Transacted.  ings 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 adde'd 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 BRAIVCH.:  5av  B^ BANK   OF I lyiONTREAL 1  '  . -��������� ESTABLISHED   1817. , ������,-  PAID   UP   CAPITAL, $14,000,000.        " RSST,-$1 1,000,000 fc  UNDIVIDEDPROFITS, $422,689.98 ������l  General Bankiiis^BiibinossilTransacted.    Drafts issued on-all points, and Collec 4-j  ~~ 'tlons made at lowest rutc. ' .' t-  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   1   W. F. PROCTOR/ . - P  INTEREST ALLOWED AT CUR RENT RATES    /MANAGER GREENWOOD BRANCh {������  We. extend to you a cordial invitation to attend oiir  ��������� /SPRING"'  MlkUNERY'  Friday and. .  -.--. Saturday  BATIRINGTON HALL, THE STK1CL  CUT COFFEE. FILLS A LONG-"  FELT WAN l\  '.Every coffee drinker in this town nnd  every   one  wlio^would like to drink  coffee, but who can  not drink ordinal v  brands, should try this ividolv-adver  tised  and   justly-celebuted   Steel-Cut  Coffee.  We have added it to our stock of high  grade pure food groceries, becaiiio il  will become immensely-popular when  introduced.  When you buy a pound of Harrington  Hall you get a pound of the best parr of  the coffee only. Tt is cut, not ground,  into fine, even patticlca, and the bittei  chaff con (af ii ing- the injurious clement-  ib removed.  Harrington Hal I sells at 50 cunts per  pound tin. Buy a pound���������try 1* iu your  your home, nnd if you do noU������ree'tliat  it is the most delicious, healthful an J  economical coffee you have uver used,  return what is left anil got your money  back-  Hunter-Kendrick  ��������� C 011 P ,\ N Y.  1  ��������� A - Ue^uiar monthly meetiiiffs of  ^w1*^ Greenwood lodge'No 28, A. F.  /%/' & A. RL, are held on the first  Thursday in eacii month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting- brcthiun  are coidially invited to attend.  .IAS. ������. KIKNIi:. Spci-ptuiy,  OPENING  | April 3 and 4  Dry Goods.   ���������   RENDELL & CO.      Millinery  W.F.  'GreuiMvnod Minors'  ���������    1������A������  u,lio"' No.'22,  \V.  c ,     , I'1  i^'-i nii'Pts everv  baturday c.vcnitin- in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:30.  Also in  hall at   Mother Lode mine  1 hiirpfliiv evenius's at 7:S50.  J{. A. MATHEISON, Secretarv.  c. s.  IMHBMW(iemBieB������eaH������8gBgBrt������B������IBMBaWHB!  A house furnished with the beat, most artistic,  useful and in all that goes to make, a homo comfortable and pleasing to the cyo.at reasonable prices,  drop a line to D. J* Robertson & Co. at Nelson. B.  C.    Goods guaranteed the Best for the price.  AGENTS FOR THE BELL  BAKER  Provincial Assayeraiid Ore  Shippers''Agent. Correspondence solicited. Samples  rocefyu'prompt attention.  i'. o. iiox   ia:t. Gi:kknw<Voi>. ��������� i������: o.  The perfect results of caro-  ful culinary efforts, the  true delights of line cooking,  aro known "only   to  ,.-     users of  .Jno. Mulnnis, "member of the  legislatine for.Gi'an'il Forks rMiiifj,  will address a public., meeting in  Mineis' Union lull , tomorrow  evening.  TIip Greenwood orchestra will  give a dance on the 20th inst. The  orchestra has lately added some  new membors..and now consists'of  twelve piece.*. ���������   ,  The relaTives of the late. Kicliaid  E. ^Bradbury desire to thank'their  many fiiends for theafsistanceand  sympathy extended to them in  their bereavement..  The Conservatives of Greenwood  nding meet in the!liendell block  liomoirow e\ening at 8 o'clock to  select delegates to the nominating  convention at Vernon.  1 The C. P. It announce reduced  rates of fare and a third between  all stations for E<istfr holidays.  Tickets on sale ApHr -L0th-to-20'th,  and good to return  until April 21.  .Mrs. E. W. Bishop left Monday  on a visit to friends in the East.  She will spend a few weeks with  relatives in Chicago, and then go  to Ontario for the summer.  Mr. K. N. Keess desire to thank  the friends of the late Mrs. Resse  for the many kind 'attentions during -her illness, and for their sympathy with the family in their  bereavement.  Tuesday afternoon Rev. M. D.  McKee, 'Presbyterian minister, mar-  riedGeorge Stephen Jermyn, Dominion veterinary surgeon at Sfyn-  easter, and Miss Addie May Melville of Midway.  - J. Ct. Melvin������left on Wednesday  for the coast with the intention of  settling in the norther towns. His  many friends wish him success, for  George is an honest man and loves  the British empire.  A telegram was received in the  city this week from Richard Armstrong, stating that the tunnel  scheme had been financed. It is  probable that work will be commenced sometime iu May.  'Grand Chancellor flammar of  Grand Folks paid an ollicial visit  to Midway lodge No. '3(j, Knights  of Pythias, Tuesday evening. After  lodge business a smoker was held.  ���������A number of the members of Greenwood lodge were present.  Jno. Frost left this week for the  .Sturgeon Lake country to work on  the iron properties located there  last season. Supplies will be purchased" from the Hudson's Bay  company in Winnipeg. A Scotch-,  syndicate wishes to get au option  on the" group of claims owned by  Mr. Frost and his partners.  A. McQueen, who represents the  Morena Cigar company of Vic-  ;toria,-was in the city this week.  The home of this* famous cigar has  recently been removed from  Kami loops, to Victoria. Mac. is  very busy and .has not smoked a  cigar in a year and is getting real  fat.    Ho will visit the north he-  Many  rheumatic patients are in  the hospital.  The Finn bath  is an  attraction  of Spion Kop.  John McMaster will probably go  north next week.  ft is generally understood to be  tho pri.vilege of a workingman to  "rustle" when he is out of a job,  but the Grauby Company does not  concede even this privilege to all  workers. On applying for a situation at the offices ofth'e comoany the  applicant is asked "a '. uumber' of  questions, and if the answers are  satisfactory, to the office man a  card is handed out on which is  written the name of the applicant.  -The printed matter on the card is  as������follows': "Granby Consolidated  Mining and Smelting Co. (name of  applicant here) is entitled to rustle  for work' in mines (or smelter) of  the company." As a rule the old  residents in the district are turned  down, especially if they are Canadians or Americans.  >   0. B. Smith has  returned "from  Ids trip to salt water.  .George and Duncan were locating the faithful on Tuesday.  Win. Sampson is shift boss at  the Nickel Plate near Hedley.     '  na -r-y Celle has an abcess on his  neck and is in the Cranbrook hospital.  E. A. Black intends to-begin  the .manufacture of jewelry in a  short time.      -    *  Continuous living in the high  altitude of Phoenix causes the hair  to fall out.  - Tomorrow is payday -' in this  camp and over 8/50,000 will be  distributed.  BOARD OF TRADE.  GREENWOOD  i  ���������/������������������ Dealer in  '/ V -" ''  j-   Contractor for Tics, Polos and-.Fence Posts,  Heavy Teamingand Draying  Phone 85.       ,  The Range that keeps tho  Range Boiler Boiling. For  Sale by  riioito A-'.IK. 0|i|ii)sll(! Ronton Hotel,  Tho Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that iR known and smoked between  tho wheat country and the bluo  Pneilic.  fore making another trip into the  Boundary.  The funeral oF Richard Bradbury was hold Saturday.afternoon,  and was/largely ��������� attended. Services were.conducted in the Methodist ehurcli and at the grave by  Rev. F. J. Rutherford.- The pallbearers were H. Britzens, Walter  Murray, Thos. Mitchell, Jas.'Jury,  Jos. Pickering and B. Stotter.  Memorial services will bo hold iu  the Methodist church next Sunday  evening.  Duncan Ross, M. P., returned  from Ottawa Monday, but so far  Tho Ledge has not boon able to  get near enough him for an interview, owing to the-largo number  of Liberals who have beeu welcoming him  back and congratulating  .The Board of Trade met yesterday evening with J. A. Russell in  'the chair.  A letter from James Stevens of  Toronto was read, asking for the  chances of a job as blacksmith in  Greenwood. Tho bucretary , was  instructed to give him the desired  information.  A letter from the .Canadian  Manufacturers' association was  read re uuifo'nm bills' of lading.  Messrs. Hunter, Russell and Mc-  Liiine were appointed to look into  the matter.  The Montreal Star wanted advertising, but there was nothing  doing.  The local freight mileage rate  was received from the C. P. R. and  filed.  A resolution was  read ��������� from the  Guelph Board of Trade, protesting  against   railroad*   raising   freight  and  cartage rates  without giving  shippers proper notice  ami  asking  Greenwood to endorse  it.    It was  endorsed   and   the   secretary   instructed to write the Board of Railway Commissioners  to that effect.  Messrs. Duncan Ross, D. C. McRae. J. Cameron, E. Parry, II.  B.  Shaeffer, H.   Simmons and  J. D.  Spence   were   the   new   members  elected.  The Publicity committee made  a report re th������ cost of getting out  10,000 pamphlets for the purpose  of advertising Greenwood. The  committee suggested that the  pamphlet deal more with "the timber and agricultural resources of  the district than mining. Fruit  farming is popular at present and  people want to know all about it.  It was decided to ask the city  council for a grant towards the expense of issuing the advertising  literature, provided all the funds  were not obtainablo'otherwise.  Three small accounts* were presented and ordered to be paid.  There was considerable discussion  about  the  building  of  the V.. V.  &��������� E.   into' Greenwood  from   Mid  way.      After   Duncan    iMc[ntosh  strted that he had read  the law on  the matter and discovered, that the  Great Northern  did   not' have to  reach   hero   uneil   1010,   Duncan  Ross, M. P., rose up and remarked  that the memorial sent from Greenwood last fall was rea I by , Laurie r  who, after consultation with Rons,,  decided to write Jim   Hill  in reference to building,from Midway lo  Greenwood.    Hill reported that he  would give the matter his persoiml  attention, and   went to New York  to see the leading people of the  local shelters iu  reference to how  much business the "road   would receive if it; was  built -into Greenwood at once.    At ..this juncture  the   mines   and   smelters around  Greenwood shut down and stopped  negotiations.     Mr.   Ross thought  that it was not  wiso to press the  matter until  this camp ngain be-  camo   active   and  had 'something  that would induce another railroad  to como in.    It was in the power  of tho government to, refuse  further concessions to the  V., V. &  E.   until  tho   road   was built   to  Greenwood, but he was afraid that  tho Similkameen might bo injured  if wo were harsh  with  (ho Grent  Northern   at   this particular   depressed   period  of our municipal  existence     " * "  Several detectives have been in  the city this week and something  may drop in a few days.  John Frost,''M. JI. Kane and  Thos.' Russell will -leave ���������this week  to work their -iron claims north of  Port Arthur.  Angelo Sculli of the Maple Leaf  hotel had two defaulting boarders  arrested at Marcus this week and  procured $150 from tin.....  W. B. Willcox may spend a few,  months with his okRriend Turner.'  At present Mr. Turner is running  a teuiperaucc hotel in Oregon.  , "No Mother to Guide Her,"  was murdered here last week. It  is a lurid mellodrama, full of noise,  fudge aud splutter." which tlie artistic audience failed to appreciate.  McOillis & McNaughton have  leased the Hotel Alexandra from  R. V. Chisholm and are doing a  tine business. Mr. Chisholm is  now landlord of the Kootenay in  Rossland.  Emil nolmberg, formerly a  mucker boss, has a strange mania.  He will not eat and the authorities should do something with him.  Few people in this camp have a  mania for not drinking.  The attorney-general has ordered  a fin ther investigation in the case  of Andrea Yonson, who died here  some time ago from what the jury  said was acute alcoholic poisoning.  The body will be exhumed antl an  autopsy pettoruied.  T. A. Lo've has bought the Pioneer from W. B. Wilcox. Being  a practical printer, he should make  fi fortune in Phoenix. Mr. Wilcox will rest a while and then follow the crowd along the coast.  Beach made a great deal of money  in Phoenix aud always got out a  good paper. He was diplomatic  enough never to take anybody's  side, except U'illeox's. In consequence he never had to keep a  fighting editor'and leaves the camp  wjtli a bag of money, a whole skin  aiid the best wishes of nearly everybody.  21 .  I9.-I3  !)2.(i2  School Report for March  DIVISION-  I���������J.   I..  WATSO.V.  Pupils iictunlly atteiulimr   Avi-rajjo daily ulieiid.-iiice   l'ercoiitiiiro o'f regularity...'.   Pupils prcHcnt every session :  Grace 'Holmes, Frances Rowe,  Bertha Smith, Willie Smith, Gordon Smith.  division' ii���������-Mrss m'kknzik.  I'unils iictiuilly Hycinlinj;-.,...... .Bo  Average, ilnily 'iittnntlanco........32.15  I'orciintage'of regularity.....'.'.' ".".02.71  Pupils present every session :  Ernest Anderson, J Icnry Ander-  son, Lena Archibald," Thelnia  Chambers. Mildred Hancock,  Harold Hunter, Russell Hunter,  Georgie MacDoiiald, '-Mamie' Otto,  Hazel Red path', Alex Shaw, Sutherland Suiitli.  DIVISION Til���������C,  M.  .MARTIN.  Pupils ni'.titiilly iitleniliii"-  81  Avernjro daily, iittbndruioo........20.27  j'erepniago of ri-gularky 94.J2  Pupils present every session:  Jean Coles, Dorothy Johnson,  Judith Johnston, Gertrude Hor-  ton, Roy May, Anna Mackenzie,  Celia Mcintosh, Reggie McKer-  nan, Grace Redpath, Wcncel Sem-  erad, Jack Wilson.  A. drug store has been opened at~  Merrifct.      ' ,        '  Lumbering is dull at' the'eamps'  on the coast.     " .   >  Alex Sproat has a 'butcher shop  in New Alberni. ,'   r-  Hazelton- has three hotels and  seven stores.  The Bank of Montreal will erect  a block in En derby.  - Jn Vancouver the chipf of police  j is paid 83,000 a year. -      -   -  J.   M.   Robinson - is   starting   a '  newspaper at Summerland. ���������  Boh Bryce died  in  North  Vancouver a'few days ago.  Black   Jack    McLeod   died   in  Tonopah some time ago.,  John Rogers has lpffc Nevada on  his way to Findlay river.   '    '"  The   iron   mines   on   Quatsino '  Sound are being developed.-  A local  company  is  putting in  a telephone system in Moyie.  jggjg  At Bibine  the Indians  sell 20  smoked salmon for a dollar. '*%$$ ���������  It is thirty years since gold was  first panned on Findlay river.  Cooke's sawmill  at  Kaslo  will ���������'  resume operations this month/  Hon James JDuns.-nuir has gone  to Europe on a a holiday trip.  The  mail   stage   for   Keremeos  now leaves Peuticton at 5 a. m.,  The Iron norse at Rossland has  been leased to M. A. Henderson. ' ���������'  .The St. Eugene mine at  Movie  will pay $40,000 in wages this week.  Nelson is to have a  new Methodist church that will cost S30,000. .  Tonv  Becker and Mrs. Pinkney  were marrie'd in Sandon last week.  Crooked Mouth  Pierre's klootch  was burned at Ashnola a  few days <���������  ago. - '      '   .       "'   4  By   July   five   stamp's   will  be  dropping at the Golden   Zone near ���������  Hedley.  One   lumber company' in'- East  Kootenay this winter cutover 300,-V  000 ties. ,     "  In Grand Forks cold tea, labeled     '  Irish whiskey, is  drunk  at  bankers' banquets.'  W. H. Garner will openasaloou  in Oroville. He has overlooked  Greenwood.  In Kelowna Jim  Bowes is adding twelve rooms to his large and     '  popular hotel.  This year a million dollars will  be expended upon new buildings in  Regina.  The settlers iu -Bulkley valley  are making complaints about the  winter mail service.  'The force at the Stemwinder,  Fairview. is to be largely increased  in the near future.  By July the copper mines at  White Horse expect to be shipping  200.tons of ore daily.  George McKenzie will run a  pack train this summer from  Hazelton to Aldermere.  In Thorald, Ont.. a 10-candle  powei electric light costs the consumer 1G cents a month.  A charter has been applied for  to build a. railroad from Prince  Rupert to Port Simpson.  During   March    the    police   in  Rossland made 4S arrests, aud the -  court collected $320 in fines. . ��������� '   ' '���������'< -.'  Tobacco farming on a large scalo *.'     '  is to  bojeonducted at  Vernon by  Upton and Hoi man of Ivelowna.  The Mica mines in the Big Bend  will employ about, 100 iui>n this  year.    This will  help Reveistoke.  A printer recently made the trip  from Dawson to Vancouver in nine  days, without walking on .my ties.  Peace River Jack died in Victoria last month. Ue was 71 and  had lived 35,along the Peace river. ]  Railway grading at' Prince Ru- ���������'   -  pert will commeiice iu two   weeks. '     ���������  No Orienta labor will be employed, i  John Patterson sold   his  Nicola i  ranch  to  Joe  Bullman for-10 00() {    '  aud has.goue to live in Now York, j  ���������'."��������� Tho'���������influx'of settlers  from   the' j  United-States to Canada's Western I    '  wheat- belt is greater this year than I    ,  over before.  ', In India thousands of people are  facing  starvation  for  lack of rain  They should run a pipe line through '  to the Pacific coast.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and'free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made  in Nelson.  . The   most   important   piece   of  news on tho American continent in  . x...  a century happened 13 years ago  Ho was of the opinion today at Appotomox in Virginia  King 'Lid ward smokes $3 cigars.  No wonder he has a sore throat.  Cigars of that price would give us  catarrh of the pocket.-  The sudden death of Frank De  Beers from drinking methylated  spirits has caused some people in  Summerland to think that .Irug-  gists should be more careful iu  soiling such'stuff to the general  I public.  "V;  ,      _     r  '/fi  IWUMWMWBMMM'lia I**.  .*'.   **.  ''.���������'���������. >,-*r v,'..'i. ���������,'; ���������'.%*'��������� -.1 ?.,-,'���������;.";,-'- <���������  "���������"'. i  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  it was oniy Dy nis villainy 'lie had obtained the money? But all! I chuckled  to myself, before many hours were  over I should bo even with liim,' anil  then wc would sco what would happen. A hatred more intense, more bit-  tor, than I could ever have believed  one man could entertain for another,  filled my breast. Under Its influence  all my scruples vanished, and I wanted nothing but to cry quits with my  enemy.  For more than half an hour I hurried along,' scarcely heeding where I  went, thinking only of my hatred, asd  gloating over the hideous revenge I  was about to take. That I was doing  all this under Nikola's hypnotic influence I now feel certain; but at the  time I seemed to be acting on my own  initiative, and Nikola to be only playing the part of the dens ox machina.  At last I begun to weary of my walk,  so, hailing a hansom, I directed the  driver to convey mo back to my hotel.  As I passed through the Hall the clock  over the bll Hard-room door struck six,  and on hearing it T became aware that  In one other particular I had fulfilled  Nikola's orders. After dinner I went-  Into the smoking-room, and, seating  myself in an easy chair before the  fire, lit a cigar. Before I had half  smoked it I was fast asleep, dreaming  that I was once more in Australia and  tossing on a bed of sickness in the  Mail Change at Markapurlie. A more  vivid dream it would bo impossible to  imagine. I saw myself, pale and haggard, lying upon tho bed, unconscious  of what was passing around me. I saw  Bartrand and Gibbs standing looking  fifter you until I can communicate with i down at me. Then the former came  (Continued)  as r-iTOKed into Ids face all my  strength seemed to go from me. Without a second's hesitation I sat down  as he commanded mo, aud stared in a  stupid, dazed fashion at the floor. I  no longer had any will of my own. Of  course I can see now that he had  hypnotized me! but his methods must  have been more deadly than I have  ever seen exercised before, for he did  not insist upon my looking into his  eyes for any length of time, nor did  he mako any passes before my face as  I had seen professional mesmerists do.  He simply glanced at me���������perhaps a  little more fixedly than usual���������and all  my will was immediately taken from  me. "When I was calm he spoke again.  "You are better now," he said, "so  we can talk. You must pay particular  attention to what I am going to say,  and what 1 toll you to do you will do  to the letter. To begin with, you will  now go back to your hotel, and, as  soon as you reach it, go to bed. You  will sleep without waking till four  o'clock this afternoon; then you wiU  dress and go for a walk. During that  walk you will think of the man who  has wronged you, and the more you  think of him the fiercer your hatred  for him will become. At six o'clock  you will return to your hotel and dine,  going to sleep again in the smoking-  room till ten. When the clock has  struck you will wake, take a hansom,  Rnd drive to 23, Groat Guntcr Street,  Soho. Arriving at the house, you will  ask for Levi Solomon, to whom you  will be at once conducted. He will look  you again. That is your program  for the day. I order you not to fail in  any single particular of it. Now you  had better be off. It is nearly six  o'clock."  I rose from my seat and followed  him out into the passage like a dog;  thence we made our way' into the yard.  To my surprise a cab was standing  waiting for-us, the lamps glaring like  fierce eyes into' the dark archway  which led into the street.  "Get in," said Nikola, opening the  apron. "My man will drive you to your  hotel. On no account give him a gratuity, for I do not countenance it, and  he knows my principle.   Good night."  I obeyed him mechanically, still  without emotion, and when I was seated the cab drove out into the street.  Throughout the journey back to the  hotel I sat in the corner trying to  think, and not succeeding. I was only  conscious that, whatever happened, I  must obey Nikola in all he had told  me to do. Nothing else seemed of any  Importance.  On approaching my residence, I  wondered how I should obtain admittance; but ,as it turned out, that proved an easy matter, for when I arrived the servants were already up and  about, and the front door stood open,  Disregaiding the stare of astonishment  with which I was greeted, I went upstairs to my room, and m less than  ten minutes was in b*d and fast  asleep.  Strangely enough, considering the  ^xcitenlent of the previous cwenty-four  hours, my sleep ?/us dreamless. It  seemed only a ih\* minutes from the  time I closed my >-������yes till I was awake  again, yet the Lands of my watch had  stood at half-pact six- a.m. when I went  to bed, and when I opened my eyes  again they chronicled four o'clock  exactly. So far I had fulfilled Nikola's  Instructions to -the. Jetter. .---Without,  hesitation I rose from my bed, dress*ed  myself carefully, and, when I was ready  (iori"^ my overcoat nnd went out for  a walk.  The evening was bitterly cold, and  heavy snow was falling. To keep myself warm I hurried along, and as I  went I found my thoughts reverting  continually to_Bartrand. I remembered  my life at  closer, and bent over mc. Next moment he had taken a paper from the  pocket ofL.my shirt, and carried it with  him into the" adjoining bar. A few  minutes later he returned with it and  replaced it in the pocket. As he did  so he turned to the landlord, who  stood watching him from the doorway,  and said���������"You're sure he's delirious,  that he's not shamming?"  "Shamming? Poor beggar," answered Gibbs, who after all was not such  a bad fellow at heart. "Take a good  look at him and see for yourself. I  hope I may never be as near gone  as "he is now."  "So much the bettor," said Bartrand  with a sneer, as he stepped away from  the bed. "We'll save him tho trouble  of making us his legatees."  "You don't mean to steal the poor  beggar's secret, surely?" replied  Gibbs. "I wouldn't have- told you if I'd  thought that."  "More fool you then," said Bartrand.  "Of course I'm not going to steal it,  only to borrow it. Such chances don't  come-twice in a lifetime. But are you  sure of your facts? Are you certain  the old fellow said there was gold  enough there to make both of them  millionaires half-a-dozen times over?"  "As certain as I'm sitting here," answered Gibbs.  "Very good; then I'm off to-night  for the Boolga Ranges. In ten days  I'll have the matter settled, and by the  time that dog there gets on to his feet  again we'll both be on the high road  to fortune."      ���������  "And I'm only to have a quarter of  what you get? It's not fair, Bartrand."  Bartrar#l stepped up to him with  that nasty, bullying look on his face  that I knew so well of old.  "Look here, my friend," he said,  "You know Richard Bartrand, don't  you? And you also know what I can  tell about you. I offer you a fourth of  the mine fov your information, but I  don't give it to you for the reason that  I'm.afraid of you, for I'm not. Remember I know enough ot your doings in  this grog shanty to hang you a dozen..  f.imes over ;*and, by the Lord Harry, if  ou make yourself a nuisance to me  '11 put those on your track who'll set  you swinging. Stand fast by me and  Markapurlie, and the cat- I'll treat you fair and square, but get  and:dog existence I had passed there I up to any hanky-panky and I'll put  with him.   Then the memory of poor j such a stopper on your   mouth   that  m.'reTlke a VifaTorf intencleu "foT 'my  guidance than the mere imagining of  an over-excited brain. How much  would I not have given.to know if it  wns only jfaairntion, or wherher I had  been permitted to see a representation  of what had really happened? This  question, however, 1 could not of  course answer.  On.roachins the Strund I hailed a  hansom and bade the driver convey  me with all speed to 23, Great Gunter  Street, Soho.  "Twenty-three, Great Gunter  Street?" repeated tho man, staring at  mc in surprise. "You don't surely mean  that, sir?"  "T do," I answered. "If you don't  like the job 1 can easily find another  man." ,  "Oh, I'll take you there, never fear,  sir," replied the man; "but I didn't  know perhaps wherher you was aware  what sort of a crib it is. It's not the  shop gentlemen goes to' as u general  rule at night time, except maybe  they're after a dog as has been stole,  or tho like."  "So it's that sort of place is it?" 1  answered.'"Well, I don't know that it  matters. I'm able to take care of myself."  As I said this I got into the vehicle,  and in half a minute wc wore driving  down the Strand in the direction of  Soho. In something under a quarter' of  an hour we had left Leicester Square  behind us, crcjsed Shaftesbury Avenue, and turned into Great Guntcr  Street. It proved to be exactly what  the driver had insinuated, neither a  respectable nor a savoury neighborhood; and when I siw it and its inhabitants I ceased to wonder at his  hesitation. When he had proceeded  half-way down tho street 'he pulled  his horse up before tho entrance to  what looked like a dark alley leading  into a court. Itoalizlng that this must  bo my destination I opened the apron  and sprang out.-  "Number 23 is somewhere s hereabouts sir," said tlr������ driver, who seemed to derive a certain amount of satisfaction from his ignorance of the locality. "I don't doubt but what one of  these boys will be able to tell you exactly."  I paid him his fare and sixpence  over for his civility, and then turned  to question a filthy little gutter urchin, who, with bare t'������et and chattering teeth, was standing beside me.  "Where is 23, my lad?" I inquired.  "Can you take me to it?"  "Twenty-three?" said tho boy.  "That's where Crooked Billy lives, sir.  You come along with me and I'll show  you the way."  "Go ahead then," I answered, and  the boy thereupon bolted into the darkness of the alley before. which  we had- been standing. I followed  him as quickly as I could, but  it -was a matter of some difficulty, for the court was as black  as the Pit of Tophet, and seemed to  twist and turn in every conceivable  direction. A more unprepossessing  place it would have been difficult to  find. Half-way down I heard the boy-  cry out "Hold up, mother!" and before  I could stop I found myself in collision with a woman who, besides being  unsteady on her leers, reeked abominably of gin. Disengaging myself, to  the accompaniment of her curses, I  sped after my leader, and a moment  later emerged into the open court itself. The snow had ceased, and the  three-quarter moon, sailing along  through swift"flying"clouds, 'showed-  me the surrounding houses. In one or  two windows, lights were burning, revealing sights which almost made my  flesh creep with loathing. In one I  couW. see a woman sewing as if for  her very life by the light of a solitary candle stuck in a bottle, while  two little children lay asleep, half-  clad., on a heap of straw, and rags in  the corner. On my right I had a.  glimpse" of another room/ where the  dead body of a man was stretched  upon a mattress on the floor, with-two  old hags seated at a table beside it,  drinking gin from a black bottle, turn  and turn about. Tho' wind whistled  mournfully among tho roof tops; the  snow had been trodden into a disgusting slush every-vhere, save close  against the walls, wf.ere it still showed white as silver; while the reflection  of the moon gleamed in the Icy puddi������a  golden as a spade guinea. "*  'To Be Continued)  COUGHS AND COLDS, HOARSE-  ness and Bronchial affections due to  irritation of the.mucuoud surface, are  quickly relieved by  VIRGIN OIL OF PINE  { This preparation possesses all the  medicinal properties of pine, be.ing 'a  compound q| ..the active principles, of  forest trees. "Every precaution is,taken, in its composition, to insure purity and freshness. Its action on the  kidneys is highly beneficial, and usually relieves a case of ordinary lame  back in a day or, two.  Be sure to get the genume Virgin  Oil of Pine compound pure,- prepared  only by Leach Chemical Co., Cincinnati, 0., and put up for dispensing  through druggists only in X oz. vials,  each vial securely sealed in a. round  wooden case.  Properties,  every vial.  uses and directions with  The   Next Thing  "Thomas A. Edison'has perfected a  way to build a three-storey house in  twelve hours at a cost of $1,000/'  "Now, if he'll perfect a1 way to  house-clean it in twelve hours .he'll  be a daisy."���������Houston Post.  THE WATERMELON.  A Good Name is to be Prized���������There  havo been imitations of Dr. Thomas'  Eclcctric Oil which may have been injurious to its good name, but if so,  the injury has only been temporary.  Goodness must always come to the ]  front and throw into the shadow that I taste that has become fixed In his'race  Ifrioa Is tho Original Home of .This  Luscious Fruit.  Tbe humorists always associate the  African with tbe watermelon, assuming that the taste of the colored man  for his favorite dainty .arises from his  life In tbe southern states, where the  melon vine grows like a weed.  As a fact, however, the African taste  for the watermelon is hereditary. The  vine is a native" of Africa, where It is  found wild in the-great central plains  of the continent, arid has, also been  cultivated for many ages.  In Egypt the melons grown along the  Nile rival those of southeastern Missouri.  The melons mentioned by the Israelites as being among the good things  they- had in Egypt were undoubtedly  watermelons, for in the wall.'paintings  about the time of the exodus the melon  vinejs represented, and in one case a  long procession of slaves Is,depicted,  each bearing on bis shoulder a huge  dark green watermelon.  Botanists say that varieties of the  melon are found in southern Asia, and  some even claim that tho plant grows  wild in central and South Africa, but  Africa is no doubt the original home  of the melon, and' in his preference  over every other kind of vegetable, or  fruit the  African   merely  displays  a  which is worthless. So it has been  with Eclectric Oil;, no imitation'"can  maintain itself against the genuine  article.  A bricklayer who makes $5 a day,  works for wages. A counter-jumper  who gets .flO a week, draws a salary.  Why?  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.  Casey���������What is this game called  goluf that I do be roadin' about?  Su'livan���������Well, Mike, it's me own'  belafe thot'it is hockey wid a collige  eddication ���������Illustrated Bits.  THE LABOREF "AND HIS HIRE.  old Ben's arrival at the station came  back to me as distinctly as if it had  peen. but yesterday, and with Its coming the manager's brutality roused me  Afresh. I thought of the fir" '.we had  had, and then of the long weeks of  nursing at the wretched Mail Change  on the plains. In my mind's eye I  seemed to see poor old Ben sitting up  In bed and telling me his secret, and  when I was once more convalescent,  went over, day by day, my journey to  the Boolga Ranges, and dreamt again  the dreams of wealth that had occupied my brain then, only to find myself robbed of my fortune at the end.  Now the man who had stolen my  chance in life was one of the richest  men in England. He had In his possession all that is popularly supposed  to make life worth the living, and  while he entertained royalty, bought  race-horses and yachts, and enjoyed  every advantage in life at my expense,  left me to get along as best I might. 1  might die of starvation in the gutter  for all he would care. At that moment  I was passing a newsagent's stall. On  ��������� a board before the door, setting forth  the contents of an evening newspaper,  was a line that brought me up all  standing with surprise, as the sailors  say. "Bartrand's Generosity.���������A Gift to  tho People," It ran. I went inside,  bought a copy of the paper, aud stood  In the light of the doorway to read  the paragraph. It was as follows:���������  "Mr. Richard Bartrand, the well-  known Australian millionaire, has, so  we are informed, written to the London County Council offering to make  a free gift to the city of that large  area of ground recently occupied by  Montgomery Ho.use, of which ho has  lately become the possessor. Tho donor  makes but one stipulation, and that is  that It shall be converted into public  gardens, and shall be known In tho  future as Bartrand Park. As the  ground In question was purchased at  auction by tho millionaire last week  for the large sum of fifty thousand  pounds, the generosity of this gift cannot be over-estimated."  To the surprise of the newsagent 1  crushed th*> paper r.-j throw It on the  ground, and rushed from the shop In  a blind rage. What right had ho to  pose as a public benofactor, who was  only a swindler and a robber? What  right had he to make gifts of fifty  thousand Dojirrts to the deodIo. .when I  you'll.never be able to open it again."  Gibbs leaned against the door with  a face like lead. It was evident th*f  howavw ������m������U he hated Bartrand he  feared him a good deal more. A prettier pair of rogues it would have been  difficult to find in a long day's march.  "You needn't be afraid, Mr. Bartrand," he said at last, but this time in  no certain voice. "I'll not split on you  as long as you treat me fairly. You've  been a good friend to me in the past  and I know you mean me well though  you speak so plain."  "I know the sort of man with whom  I have to deal, you see," returned  Bartrand with another nasty sneer.  "Now I must get my horse and be off.  I've a lot to do if I want to get away  tonight."  He went out into the verandah and  unhitched his reins from the nails on  which they were hanging.  "Let me have word directly that carrion in there comes to himself again,"  he said, as he got into the saddle.  "And be sure you never breathe a word  to nlm that I've.been over. I'll let you  know,all that goes on as soon as  we've got our claim fixed up. In the  meantime, mum's the word. Goodbye."  Gibbs bade him good-bye, and when  ho had watched him canter off across  the plain returned to the room where  May. Evidently his conscience was reproving him, for he stood by my bed  for some minutes looking down at me  in silence, men he heaved a little sigh  and said under his breath, "You miserable beggar, how little you know what  Is happening, but I'm bothered if I  don't think after all that you're a  dashed sight happier than I am. I'm  beginning to wish I'd not given you  away to that devil. Tho remembrance  of It will haunt me all my life long."  I woke up with his last speech ringing in my ears, and for a moment  could scarcely believe my own eyes.  I had imagined myself back In the  bush, and to wake up In the smoking  room of a London hotel was a surprise for which I was not prepared.  The clock over tho door waa just  striking eleven as I rose to my feet  and went out Into the hall. Taking my  coat down from a peg I put it on, and  then, donning my hat and turning up  my collar, went out Into the street.  Snow was htlll falllii'f. and th������ n'i?lv  was blttorly colJ. As I walked I  thought again of tho dream from  which I -hu.-l lust wakened. II scorned  Hallo, signer,"Iain";'see you  For manny, mam / day.  I wondra moocha \. 'at you do  All tinie you was j.way,  All deesa seexa mont' or more  Dat you are gon' from home.  Is'pose you went   Jt wes'. signor���������  Eh?   No?   You vas een Rome?  An' Pareess too?  Aval, wal, my (rand,  Wat joy you mu. .a fool  To see all dose so granda land  /Where you" have been.   Cut steell  You musta worka longa while .  For save da mon' to go.  Eh?.:Deal een stocks ees mak' your pile?  Escuse!   I deed not know.  I weesh dat dere was soocha treep  For dago man like me;  Ees manny: now dat taka sheep  For home een Eeuily���������  Eh?   w'at ees dat?   You say dees men  Are mean as dirt eon street  For com" an' maka. mon' an' den  To run back home weeth eet?  I am su'prlae weetn you, sfgnor,  For hear you talk like dees.  Da mon' we gat by workln' for  We do we'eth as we pleass.  You say dey leave no theong bayhlnd  For deesa mon' (rty mak".  Escuse, signor, but you weel find  Dey pay for all dey tak'.  Dey pay for eet weeth harda toll,  Weeth gooda road an' street.  Wecth crops dat spreenga fiom ua soil  An' geeve you food for cat,  Weeth   wheat  dat   mak'   your  broad   so  good.  Weeth grape dat mak' your wines,  An', yes. dey pay eet weeth delr blood  On railroads, een da mines!  W'at deed you geeve for w'at yon mak*  Eon decaa stocka deal?  Not wan good theen0 for all you tak',  Not wan. signor, imt Bteell  You say decs men no gotta right  To do da theeng dey do.  Escuso me for gat excite*.  I would shak' hands wecth you.  Ees Crecs'mas time, so let us bo  Good 'Morlcana men.  Bhak' hands!   Eet ees a joy to me  For see you homo agon.  ���������T,  A.  Daly  In   Catholic  Standard  and  Times.  So There, Now.  "You young society buds," snld the  Rev. Mr. Knox sternly, "are mere butterflies. You buve no thought of tho  future life."  "Oh, but we have! We do think of  the future life." protested Miss Vera  Swell. "In fact, matrimony Is almost  constantly In our thoughts."���������Philadelphia Prews.  MEAL  IIfl������_ MISERIES.  Indigestion   Can   be Cured  by the  Tonic Treatment of Br. Williams'  Pink Piils.     -    '  by thousands of years of Indulgence,  for In central Africa' ripe watermelons  are to be had'every month In the year.  HORNET  SENTINELS.  it  There is only one way to cure indigestion and that is to 'give your  system so much good, red blood that  the stomach will have strength enough to do its natural work in a  healthy vigorous way. Many dyspeptics dose the stomach with tablets, syrups and other things alleged  to assist in digesting food, but these  things merely give temporary relief���������  they never cure indigestion���������and the  ^rouble grows worse and worse, until the poor dyspeptic is gradually  starving. In .a case of indigestion a  lia'f dozen boxes of ��������� Dr. Williams'  Pink P;lls are worth all the mixtures and so-called pre-digested foods  in the country. These pills cure indigestion because they strengthen and  tone the stomach, thus nabling it to  do the work nature intends it should  do.  _ ,  .  Mr. Paul YJharbonneau, St. Jerome,  Que., says: "For months I suffered  tortures from indigestion. After every  meal the misery was intense; so that  [ finally ate most sparingly. I tried  several so-calkl indigestion cures, but  they d'd me no good. My general  hea'th began to run down. I suffered  from headaches and dizziness and  pains about the heart. Often after  the lightest meal I would be afflicted  with a smothering sensation. Finally  my mother induced me to try Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. Under the use  of this medicine the trouble began to  disappear, and in less than a couple  of months I had completely recovered my health and can now enjoy a  heartv meal as well as any one."  Tt is because they make new, rich  blood that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  always cure indigest'on, anaemia,  rheumatism, heart palpitation, neuralgia, sciatica, St. Vitus dance, and the  headaches, backaches and other indescribable ills of girlhood and womanhood. Sold by medicme dealers or  bv mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes  Eor $2.50 from the Dr. Williams' Me-  dic;ne Co., Brockville, Ont.  Would Seem That These Insects  Keep Guard Over the Nests.  Is a hornets' nest guarded by sentinels, after the manner of aut hills?  It Is not so easy to decide, for their  private habits do not Invite familiar  approach. , But some' expcrinieuts  seemed to point that way. Ho noises,  however near.or strident, had tbe least  effect upon the workers. Blow on  divers instruments as loudly and  shrilly as I would, they poured in and  out of tbe gate or labored on tbe walls,  inteut wholly upon' their own affairs.  But at the slightest jar upon the window or shutter, out flew a bevy of  irate . insects "and flung themselves  against the wire window screen with  ah augry "bump" that showed how  good was their intention at least to defend their home. It was always so. A  squad of workers, free and ready for  aggressive duty, seemed to be lurking  near tbe gate, prompt to sally forth  upon alarm. Even at night a few kept  near by, and, although their port^bad  lost its vicious swing and they.moved  about with sluggish pace, lllce sleepy  watchmen, as .doubtless they were,  they left upon the observer the impression that they were .ou sentinel service, in which the community was never  lacking.���������Dr. H. C. McCook in Har-  per.'s Magazine.   ,  "Is my son-getting wel1 grounded  in the classics?" asked the anxious  millionaire.  "I would put it even stronger than  that," replied the private tutor. "I  may say that he is actually stranded  on ' them."���������Chicago  Record-Herald  Repartee of the Shop.  "I never was so insulted in my life!"  said the girl with the brown eyes In-  .dignantly.  "Explain further," was the request.  "Why, you know Fldo chewed up the  muff to that set of gray furs of mine,  ���������and so I went into a shop today to see  if I could And a muff that would replace it. I told the clerk what I-wanted. He .couldn't Gnd anything that  would suit, so he called another clerk.  This one hunted high aud low. he dragged out muffs till they heaped the counter, but he couldn't find one that would  match. Finally he called the proprietor, a fat, stuffy man, who came waddling down the aisle and said, 'What is  the trouble?'  " 'I can't make a match,' I said almost tearfully.  "'Why, that's funny,' he said in a  hatefully patronizing manner. 'What's  the matter with the men?'" x  It is easier to prevent than it is to  cure. Inflammation of the lungs is  the companion of neglected colds, and  once it finds a lodgement in the system it is difficult to deal with. Treatment with Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup will eradicate the cold and prevent inflammation from setting in.  It costs little, and is as satisfactory  as it is surprising in its results.  "Chess, checkers and whist are marvelous inventions." says the philosopher of folly. "They enable a man  to waste his time arid still have the  feoling that he is accomplishing some-  tiling intellectual."���������Cleveland Leader.  Minard's  theria.  Liniment     cures     Diph-  Smith���������Oh, you've never found any  difficulty-in saying catchy sentences  without getting muddled. I'll give  you a teaser. '    -' ���������     ���������  Jones���������r bet I can Ray it; try mo.  Smith���������Repeat, "What am I doing?" very quickly a dozen times and  see if you can get through nil right.  Jones (very quickly)���������Whnt am I  doing? What am I doing? What am  I doinc?  Srn'tli (interrupting)���������Making a fool  of yourself, my dear fellow.��������� The  Tatler. ���������  Michelangelo.  Michelangelo stood In the front rank  both as painter and sculptor.. In  both arts he was worthy of the highest praise. The fresco of the "Last  Judgment" in the Sistine chapel is  considered the most wonderful picture  In the world, showing the omnipotence  of artistic science and the fiery daring  of conception that but few other paintings can even approximate.' In sculpture the "Moses" and the "Slaves," not  to mention other pieces, rang among  the finest creations of the art and proclaim Michelangelo to have been as  masterful with his chisel as he was  with his brush.-  may  river  A Surprise.  Teacher���������Freddy Fangle, you  give tho German. name of the  Danube.  Freddy���������Dunno.  Teacher���������Donau! That is right I  am glad you have studied your lesson  sr well.  Freddy Is surprised, but'keeps still.  - Exchange.  Ups and Downs.  "I suppose." suld the manager, "that  you are ntlll determined to elevate the  Btnge."  "No," answered Mr. Stormlngton  Barnes, "I haven't uepu thinking bo  much of elevating the stuge. What I  would llko now Is some way of lowering railway furea."-Washington Star.  W��������� N.  Jolting the Grandad.  A fond grandfather and father were  nlmlrlng the new baby. Fond Grandfather���������I declare! That youugster Is a  great deal more intelligent than you  were at lils age. Insulted Father-  Naturally; he has a great deal brighter  ���������fntherl-JUfo- ;.  Milan's Markets.  The_ markets of Milan have been  famed all over Italy for many centuries. Once a Veronese guest of a  Milan nobleman for a joke bought out  the Milan markets three times iu one  day so his host could not give him a  dinner, but hi spite of that the hucksters and butchers supplied the host  with material for the best dinner the _  guest ever had. '      -������������������''  It Costs to Live In England.  The cost of living In England is indicated by the following extract from n  letter in the London Spectator: "I do'  not keep a cnrrliige nor a motor car nor  even u governess curt. My wife'Is not  extrimignnt. but -my.,three children  tost in education' and clothes about  ������450 t your. My rent Is ������120 n year,  mid repairs average ������">0. There are  four maidservants mill one gardener.  I keep Utile company, yet to my disgust and dt'up.'ilr 1-Mini I cannot make  both ends meet on ������2.(100. it year. T.bo  worst ol' It Is that any one item of expenditure taken by Irself Heems not  only /CTijuimble, but im.nSinble."  PE-RU-NA CHEERFULLY RECOMMENDED  FOR COLDS AND CATARRH.  A   Prominent  Canadian   Gives   His   Experience  With the World-Famous Remedy ;  For Catarrh. .    ,  Chronic Catarrh Always'Begins With  An Ordinary Cold  So  Says "Dr." Harlman,  the   Greatest  Living Authority on Catarrh- >  al     Diseases.  The first effect of a cold is a thickening of the mucous membranes of  the nose arid throat. ��������� ' -  This gives rise to a discharge, or at  least a stuffiness of the nasal.passages. '     _ " -41  ' Sometimes, fever accompanies, the  first attack, also a feeling of -languor,  dullness  and" aching  of  the-bones.  If no attention is paid to-it, .the  mucous congestion is liable to spread  down into the larynx,- producing  hoarseness, and into the bronchial  tubes,  producing  a' cough.'  Even when this occurs., many people pay no attention to it. -  Under such circumstances, the congestion is liable to become chronic,  producing a condition of the mucous  membranes known as catarrh.'Catarrh  lasts an indefinite* time.  Catarrh 'is es-  sentially -a  chronic   condi  CURE COLDS���������  Prevent Catarrh.  tion and doesnot leave except'something i3 done, to relievo it.  What should be done when a person  catches cold is to take a few doses of  Peruna. - ���������-   .,  Taken at the onset, Peruna would  break up the cold and prevent all the  train of symptoms which usuully  follow. . ,        .,   - ...  But, even in cases where the com  has-been neglected and hoarsenss or  a cough has developed, Peruna .can  be relied upon to give prompt and  permanent relief. '   '  The frequency of coughs and colds  in the winter makes Peruna a popur  lar remedy.for "these ailments.  "- A number of the bost people of  various countries have given,testimon-  jals as to the value of Peruna.in such  cases.  Followed"    Dr.   Hartman's     Advice-  Restored  to  Health.  .'Mrs.   Samuelle   Vigneaur;"Avre   au  Berd, Isle da La Magdaline, Canada,  ���������writes: , . -  "I write to tell you that I am perfectly well. I took only three bottles  of your Peruna according to your advice and the direction's in your book  and it restored my healths"  Mr. Matthew O'Hare, 145 William  St., Fall River, Mass., writes:.,  "About four years ago I consulted  -a' physician to get relief from a cold  wh'ch stopped-up my head and settled on my lungs.   Pie gave me medi-  cine, but four weeks use.of it��������� did me  no good.        .     ' ���������   ���������        -., - *'.-. :   -' -  "I .decided to.try Peruna'and after,,  takmgtwo bottles my lungs began to  heal. '- In six months ��������� the cough, catarrh and' throat difliculties were all  cured." ,J     -.' , ���������  C:'-H. Parker,'Ex-Warden-of Comp- '  ton Co., Quebec,' has been mayor of  dcotstown for a number of years. He  is .an influential resident "in Scotstown ,  and widely known.. .....'-"''  ��������� He-writes concerning Peruna. ,Eead.  his letter below: "        .   '  . ' '    ���������,    .  PARKER.  , "I had several attacks; of colds  from time to time and finally a severe attack developed into catarrh.  "I.was advised to use.your celebrated catarrh remedy, and after  taking three bottles I find myself  completely cured, and ,1 no longer  suffer from catarrh or. colds.-. >. .  . " I can cheerfully recommend  , Peruna for colds  and  catarrh."  If Peruna had" no other- medicinal  value than the promptness with  wh'ch it relieves common colds, it  would be well" worth while for .any  family to keep it in the house constantly:'    "' ���������.  '   ;    "Dragged Out"  Always tired���������' 'nerves j um'ping'' - -  ���������can't sleep���������have no appetite--  ���������-tdull headaches���������biting pain in   .  the back���������bearing down pains^���������  - puffiness under the eyes���������swollen ,-  hands and feet ?      -- ���������  Or perhaps.your sick kidneys.  Show in another form and you -  are suffering with Rheumatism,  Sciatica, Lumbago of Neuralgia? .  That's the way kidney trouble  makes you feel���������and that's why  you should take  GIN pills';;  .    They make ilefc kidneys lreU.  Tbey do II  ������ every time.-That U.wliy we give such a  .guarantee with every ibox.;��������� If, after takinjf.  Gin Pills, you can't say-that you are any '  better, return the box and yoar dealer -will  refund 'the   money.    Try   them   on -tlili  ���������guaranteeofacureormoneybaclcl socabox  ���������6 for $3.5������.   At dealers or from 103  :    BOLE DRUG CO., WINNIPEG, Han.     .  '���������������������������i'-j-lii -ir^TlTB'n-'IfflilMW'tffilWTi  OVERALLS and  SHIRTS are  s&sgssg&BBse  THEY     ARE  MADE ON MERIT  AND GUARANTEED TO  GIVE SATISFACTION.  NEVER     ANY     TROUBLE  WITH   RIPS   OR   BUTTONS  COMING    OFF    WHEN    YOU  WEAR     "K.    of     R."     GOODS.  The trade supplied by  R. J. WHITLA   &.   CO.,    LIMITED,  Winnipeg.  Sq������A|j������JT^j|    , , ^^3:M&^0ep^i^inok^vMi  The Big Zulu Chief.  DIiil7,ulu. the Zulu chief'who Is he-  llevcd to he ot the hottoui of the trouble- In Zululiiiid mid has surrendered  himself to the British government. Is  a hopeless .drunkard. .I.Ike Ills fattier,  Cetewayo, he Is so "unwieldy In his person that it will not lie a very easy mat-  tor for him"to run away. The present  Zulu trouble..Is lorftely due to misguided humiinltnrlnnlsm. which brought  Dlnlzulu hack from his exile In St.  Helena. Tradition gives hliu great  power among his followers.  Bungle's Bad Break.  Mr. Bungle always takes a deep and  sympathetic Interest In the welfare of  his fellow man. While put for a stroll  one day ho mot a friend, who seemed  in a great hurry.     /  "Hold on. Jones," said Bungle, grabbing his friend's arm. "Why this rush ?"  "Bungle," said Jones, removing his  hat and wiping his brow, "I'm hot footing It to a specialist I believo my  brain is affected."  Mr. Bungle, to allay the fears of his  friend and show the customary commiseration, said jovially: ,  "Pshaw, Jones, .rou shouldn't worry  about such a little thing as that!"  ".Wb-hat?"  "T mean you sbouldu't let such a little thing as your bruin���������that Is, Mr,  Jones, you shouldn't got so excited ovei  nothing���������of course���������ah, good day, Mr,  Jones!"���������Boheuilun.  M������������Kiinrs  mxmmmmiQW  The perpetual charm  of freshness and crispness  ���������of daintiness and dcli-  ciousness ��������� is in every  box of  Mooney's  Perfection  Cream  Sodas  ���������held captive by the  air-tight, moisture-proof  packages. There is a  best jn everything. In  Biscuits, it's Mookey's.  wmmmmmimsm!0*  %  ���������Yi\  i: fih$1^K'<aUse Shiloh's eurof WASH DAY IN :A CHATEAU.  UB.LIIU������1 CJfor the worst cold; ,        '  Cures  the sharpest cough  ���������try it on a guar-  antee of'your  money back if it  doesn't actually  CURE  quicker  and Golds  QUIC&LY  than anything you  ever tried. Safe to  take,���������nothing in  it to hurt even a  baby. 34 years of  success commend  Shiloh's Cure���������  25c, 60c, $1.   -3U  Asked and.Answered  "Young man do you keep' your ,ear  to the giound?"  "No, sir; my time is fully occupied  in keeping my nose to    the    grindstone'"'   ' '    ' '  " And the pompous questioner passed  on.���������Louisvelle Courier-Journal.'--   '  Ill-fitting boots  and    shoes    cause  -corns.   Holloway's 'Com Cme ,is the  article "to use.   Get a Do'ttle at once  and cure your..corns. --   "   ' ���������  First Comedian���������Saw a sign down  street today of-a hand laundry.  Second Comedian���������What's    strange  about that?'  '' First Comedian���������Isn't it funny that  man would go to a laundry to have  ��������� his hnndB washed ?���������Pittsburg Leader.  . BABY'S OwFTABLefs,    '  A SMILE IN EVERY DOSE.  Tho mother who, in her gratitude  ; ������for what Baby's Own Tablets Have  done for her child, said that "There's  a sm'lo in every dose" coined a very  happy arid very truo phrase. The  _ tablets cure all tho minor ailments  of babies and young children, and  make bright; smiling, happy little  ones. Mrs. John Young, Auburn,  Ont., says:���������"I have used Baby's  Own Tablets for more than a year  and I think they are the best medicine that can be given a baby. They  - are splenrt'd at" teething time, and  for stomach and bowel troubles. You  don't need a doctor,if you keep Baby's  Own Tab'ets in the house." That's  _ about the highest praise-a mother  can give and it's true, every word of  it. You can get the Tablets from any  medicine dealer or by - mail at 25  cents a box from the Dr. -Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville,r Ont.   '  "What are your views on currency?"  asked the busy citizen.  "Mostly sad and reminescent,"  answered the man who had been to  t}je- races.���������Washington Star. "  Mme.   Waddington's   Account  of  This  Tremendous  Event.  It wos unfortunate perhaps that we  aad arrived during the "lessive." That  s always a most important function In  France,  writes  Mme.   Waddlngton   in  ���������jcribner's.     In' almost   all   the   big  louses In the country���������small ones, too  -that is the way they do their washing.    Once   a   month   or   once  every  hreo months, according to the size of  the establishment, the whole washing  if the household is done.  All the linen  -master's, servants', guests', house���������Is  urued  out,  the  linen  closets cleaned  ind ulred.   Every one looks busy and  puerg^tic.    It  is ��������� quite a   long affair,  asts three or four days.   I often went  .o see the performance,when we made  our  "lessive"  at   tbe  chateau  every  ���������nonth.        . .  It always interested our Bugllsb and  American friends, as the washing Is  lever done in that way In either of  their countries. ' It was very convenient at our place,"as we hud plenty of  room. The "In voir" stood at the top of  'lie steps lending into the kitchen gar-,  lens. There was n large, square tank  sunk in the ground so Hint the women  oulil kneel (o their work, thou a little  llgher another of beautiful clear water, all under cover, .lust across the  ,iath there wns a small house with a  blazing wood (Ire. In -tho middle .an  enormous tub where all the linen was  iinssed through wood ashes.  There were four "lesslveuses" '(washerwomen), sturdy peasant women with  very short skirls, Hnbots and turbans  'made of blue and-white checked cal-  icoi on their heads, their strong red  iruis bared above the elbow.-The Mero  Mielion.'the eldest of the four, directed  everything and' kept them well nt  ���������vork, allowing very little tnlklng. They  generally chatter, when they are wnsh-  'ng anil very often.qunrrel. When they  ire washing nt the public "Invoir' In  the village, one hears their shrill voices  from a great distance. -Our "llngere,"  Mme. Hubert, superintended the whole  operation. ,She.vns very keen about It  .ind remonstrated vigorously when  I hey slapped toe linen too hard sometimes with the little flat sticks like  ;pades they use. The linen nil came  out beautifully white "-and-'smooth,  hadn't "the yellow look'that all city  washed clothes have.   . -   "       i <���������"  COLOR  PHOTOGRAPHY.  A  GREAT* "BEAUTIFIER.  'MInard's'Liniment cures Distemper.  Pedestrian���������I tell you the. dog does  not belong to me.  -Po1-ceman���������Then why does he follow you?  Pedestrian���������I don't know". You are  following me, and you do not belong  to, me.���������Comic Cut3.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  -by local applications as they cannot  reach the diseased portion of the ear.  There is only one way to cure deaf-  ..   ness,  and that is  by  constitutional  remedies. - Deafness is caused by an  inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.    When  this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearingrand  when it is entirely -closed. Deafness  is the result, and unless the inflam-  mat'on 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 in-  -,    flamed condition of the mucous sur-  l faces. "  .  We will give One Hundred Dollars  , for any case, of Deafness (catised by  .Catarrh)   that   cannot be cured   by  '-"Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Send for ciicu-  lfl.rs   f rpt*     i       *     ~  *     F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  ' Take Hall's Family Pills for con-  , stipation.  A little girl whose mother takes  pride in her actions in company failed to remember her teachings one day  this week when a friend of the family  gave her a nice big orange.  The mother, gazed at the little one  severely a moment, then sl\e said:  ���������"Ethel, I-'m surprised. The lady  gave you- an. orancre and you never  even said 'boo.' -What have you to  sav to the lady?"  LUtle Ethel twisted the hem of her  dress a moment, then shyly peeping at  the lady, exclaimed:���������  "Boo 1"���������Youngstown Telegram.  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT removes  all hard, soft or calloused lump3 and blemishes, from horses, blood spavin, curbs,  splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifle1!, sprains, sore  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save $50 by  use of ono bottle. 'Warr-inted the most wonderful  Blemish Cure  ever  known.  ' "Why did Napoleon hate the English?" once asked an instructor iD  h'story in a public school of Cincinnati��������� to which question no* imme-  d'ate reply w^ offered by any pupil.  "I'm sure somebody knows," Baid  the teacher, hopefully, scanning the  faces before her.  "I think I kin tell, mum," finally  ventured a dirty-faced lad in the rear  of the room. "He hated the English  bocause they made him live an' die  all'by himself on the rock of St.  Helena."  oesMot  Color Hair  AycrV Hair. Vigor, as now  made from our new improved  formula, doesi not stain or color  the hair even to the slightest  degree. Gray hair, white hair,  blonde hair is not made a  shade darker. But it certainly  does stop falling hair. Mo  question about that.  Doti not change the color of the hair.  Laugh and  Give Your Nerves a  Hen's       '   j  day.    -  There is no doubt that laughter is  i great benutih'er, and so, too, is'relax-  i lion." says'a New Zealand exchange  ''Indeed'It   is   marvelous *how  some  .vouien manage to perform their vari  >us duties at all without ever ^giving  their   uerves   a   holiday by   relaxing  them.    As they go on day after day  the worried minds seem to twist the.  nerves until they nre tense and .strain-'  ed. like the spring of a clock that is  'cept tightly  wound up.    The tension  <uows in the face, which grows sharp  and thin; in-the voice, which becomes  luerulous and  bad tempered, and in  the  manners,   which, become hurried,  .ibrupt and disconcerting. Women who  have allowed themselves to sink into  such a condition usually complain that  they have no time to rest.  As a matter  of fact, they have lost the power of  resting   and   simply   must "be   doing  ���������something.   They seem to be afflicted  with the disease of perpetual motion,  and if they could only  realize it are  rapidly wasting their nervous strength  and  preparing for a   physical   breakdown.   This is plain speaking, but only  nlain speakiug will make some women  stop their suicidal folly and take themselves well In hnnd.   They may think  that they have no time to rest, but the  housework,    the    cooking,    washing,  cleaning,   ironing,   mending,   must "be  done day by day or else their world  will come to an end.    But there is no  housework under the sun that cannot  -be rearranged in such a way that a  weary ..and worn woman may lie down  twenty minutes and rest at some time  during the day.   And if she cannot see  her way to rearranging her work then  she nyist let some of it go.   There-are  uo two questions about It.   We cannot  Juggle  with our  health,   we women.  Either the work must go or we must.  And there Is no work of ours .that another woman cannot step in and do  quite  ns   well���������perhaps   better.    This  sounds bard, but it is true.   So when  we  find  that our passion   f<������  doing  things  Is 'sapping strength  af  body  and elasticity of mind, let us stop and  consider whether It is. after all, worth  sacrificing health, happiness and good  looks for���������a bed or a padded cell in a  hospital.  Quilt From Extra Cuffs.  Women whose husbands do not wear  the extra cuffs which come with almost every shirt can make good use of  rhem by cutting off at buttonhole edge  ���������ind also at length, then pulling them  lpurt. and you will have two colored or  figured pieces and one plain white  niece (sometimes twoi from the Inside  of the cuff. Ry sewing these pieces together and using n little Judgment you  will have a pretty and durable quilt,  as almost all shirts ywnsh well. K  does not take long to save enough, as  you hhve six and sometimes eight!  pieces from a pair..of cuffs.  It    Demonstrates   "Scientifically    That!  There Is No Fixed Color.      -   -   '  Color photography proves incontest-'  ably the general truth of Monet's ob-.  servation that. In shadows, colors continue their vibrations,  weakened,  but  still  lnsistentr In  contradistinction  to  the practice of the academic painters  in making burnt umber and lampblack  serve as shadows  hi  their paintings.  It also proves that ���������the color of flesh Is  not always rose color, the color of foliage not'always green or the color 'of  a  tablecloth   not  always  white,  and  that color- may  be  brilliant - Indeed,  sparkllngly vivid-wlthout being a patriotic demonstration in red. white and  blue, and that what has'long been accepted as "tone" in painting, that much  coveted and' widely. exploited  golden  amber glow, does not exist In nature,  which is wholly innocent of such petty  subterfuges with" which to harmonize  Its discordant elements, being-frankly  'and blatantly crude when It Is not ex-,  qulsitely  harmonious,  us "in   the case  of the butterfly's whig    The artist is  the divine angler who fishes out these  harmonies  revealing .somewhat of the  wondrous beauty and  mystery of nature,     It  demonstrates   for   the   first  time scientifically that there Is no fixed  color whatever,  that objects have no  color  of  their own,- but  solely   that  which Is imparted lo them by the reflection of the sky and the enveloping  atmosphere.  Color photography also shows that  the line, us drawing deflues^lt, ls-an  error, un artificial means of determining forms, thnt everything in nature Is  n succession of perspective planes and  surfaces which join on to one another,  that nothing Is abruptly terminated by  a   contour  and   that   the   vibrations  of the atmosphere .envelop everything  and obliterate the contours which the  weakness of our mind Is constrained to  create.   In a .word, color photography  ushers In a new era , in the study of'  color that  promises  to   revolutionize  color printing and that will surely exert a most important Influence on the  art of painting, establishing as It does  the  soundness   of   the   much   a bused  theories of the Impressionists.   Moreover.,it will prove an Invaluable aid to  the accurate study of disease, notably  skin   diseases;   it  will ^mnke  possible  facsimiles of the paintiugs discussed  by means of lantern slides, and for tbe  first time indisputably authentic fatri  ily   portraits  can   be   produced   of  a  beauty and veracity far surpassing the'  most delicate and masterly, miniature,  and tuis'in the short space of half an  hour, avoiding the tedium of repeated  sittings.. While color photography will'  undoubtedly 'reveal the  fallacies and  empty   pretensions' of   poor ' painting,  rendering it more inutile and ridiculous than ever, it will also open the  eyes of all intelligent and unprejudiced  students of contemporary art" to the  beauty and truth"of the work done by  certain modern painters, confining In  no uncertain terms what-is best and  most expressive In the art of today.���������J.  Nilsen Laurvik's "The New Color Photography" iu Century.  SAYS IT DOES WONDERS  DRUGGISTS HEAR MUCH PRAISE  FOR  THIS  MIXTURE  Lots of Men and Women in Montreal  Having the Simple Home-Made  Mixture Prepared  Some remarkable stoiies are being  told about this simple home-made  mixture curing Rheumatism and Kidney tiouble. Here is the recipe and  directions for taking. Mix-by shaking well in. a bottle one-half ounce  Fluid Extract Dandelion, one ounce  Compound Kargon, tlnee ounces  Compound Syrup-Sarsapaiilla. Take  as 'a dose one teaspoonful after meals  and at bedtime.  ( No change need be, made in your  usual diet, but drink plenty of good  water/.  ' This mixture,' writes one authority  in a 'leading - Montreal newspaper,  has a peculiar tonic effect upon the  kidneys; cleansing the clogged-up  pores 'of the eliminative tissues, forcing the kidneys to, sift and strain  from the-blood the uric acid and other  poisonous, ..waste matter, overcoming  Rheumatism, Bladder and Uiinary  troubles in a short ���������while.  A Montreal druggist who has had  hundreds of calls for these ingredients  s,-nce the first announcement in the  newspapers stated that the people  who once try it, "swear bv it," especially those who have Urinary and  Kidney, trouble and suffer with Rheumatism.  The druggists in this neighborhood  sav they can supply the ingredients,  wlr'cli are easily mixed at home.  There is said to be no better hlood-  cleans'ne aeant or system tonic known  nnd certainly none more harmless or  simple to use.  "Do vou believe that man and woman should have equal rights?"   ���������  ' "Well���������I used to,    but since   I've  been married. I.don't dare to say so."  ���������Cleveland Leader.  If your children- are troubled with  worms give them \ Mother Graves'  Worm .Exterminator; safe, sure and  effectual." Try it, and mark the improvement in your,child.  "I suppose;to educate your daughter, in music' cost a great deal of  money?" ��������� - -  I "Yes; but she's brought it all back  to me." ,,   , , . _���������    .  -."Indeed!"' -^  "Yes; I'd been trying/to buy out  my next neighbor"-at half price for  years, and could never bring him to  terms until she came home."  FATHER'S '' ECZEMA    AFFLICTED  CHILDREN  x  France a Cold Glutton  According to statistics just published  by a Parisian contemporary, France,  indeed, is the happy possessor of one-  third of all the gold coinage in circulation throughout the world. The writer  explains that this happens in various  ways. In the first place, the people are  'thrifty, save'and invest money und insist on the fragment of the Interest In  gold. Then every year crowds of foreigners come to France, spend some  time at hotels and make purchases,  paying mostly -in gold. Exports again  bring in large sums, so that France  literally scores all round. Here are  some eloquent Ggures about the reserve of gold in the Bank of .France:  In 1900 it amounted to 2.331.000.000  francs. In 100(5 it reached 2,700.000.000  francs, while at the end of August last  it had attained the figure of 2.800,000,-  000 francs.���������London Telegraph.  , When Rockefeller Was Poor.  J. C. Foster, a retired business man  of Buffalo, who is spending the winter  at the New Deneebaud, was a hotel  man years ago in Oil City. Pa. That  was in the days of the Pennsylvania  oil boom, and prospectors from all  over the country were guests in the  City hotel, many of whom have since  risen to the front rank of finance, for  among Mr. Foster's guests in those  days were such men as Rockefeller,  Satterfield. Taylor, Vandergriff, For-  man and Dan O'Day. And it was no  uncommon thing for these oil magnates to sleep two In a bed. for accommodations weren't plentiful, and  even plastered houses were rare.���������New  Orleans Picayune.  Mr. Chas. 'Noble, of 375 Colonial  Avenue, Montreal, the assistant chief  operator of the G.N.W. Telegraph Co.,  and several of his .family have been  cured of eczema by Zam-Buk, the  great herbal balm. He states the  facts as follows: "The disease started in the back of my hands in the  form of small sore3 and . eruptions.  These were very irritating and when  rubbed and scratched turned into  very painful sores. I tried waters,  lot-'ons and salves, but the disease  contJnued to spread and so I consulted a doctor. He treated me for a  time, but still the disease spread and  I got no relief. Then to my alarm  the eczema spread to several of the  children. The pain and irritation in  all our cases was very great, and we  were very much disheartened as all we  tn'ed proved unavailing. "Zam-Buk  was recommended and I obtained a.  supply. I tried it first on a small  patch of the eczema and this showed  so'much.improvement that I was convinced Zam-Buk would do good if  persevered with, and therefore obtained a supply. Each application greatly le'ieved the itching,-pain and soreness, and it was no* loiig before the  eruptions and sores diied up-and disappeared. In a few weeks from commencing with Zam-Buk every spot  was removed."  "The children who had also taken  this disease were treated in the same  way and have each been cured. Unlike all other preparations used. Zam-  Buk seemed to search to the roots of  the evil and it was really surprising  how quickly the sores were healed.  In my case and that of my children  the cure was most effectual and permanent as it is now some months since  we were cured, and there has been no  sign of any eruptions or sores re-  tunvng."  Of all druggists and stores 50c box  or postpaid from the Zam-Buk Co.,  Toronto. No home should be without  Zam-Buk.  THERE WAS NO  CHARGE.  /-   All the Seats In That Particular  Church Were Free.  At a certain church nn aged usher,  to save the exertion of continually  marching up and down tbe aisle to conduct persous to their seats, used to take  a stand in the center of the church' and  when any' incomers appeared beckon'  to them and then conduct them to a  seat.      ' ��������� -  The urchins of the, neighborhood,  knowing his peculiarity, used to pop  their heads inside the church door and.  mimic his action by beckoning to him.  Many times lie tried to catch one and  one Sunday morning nearly did so.  But the hoy rushed away from the  church and ran into the ,arms of a policeman.  "What have you,been-up to?" demanded the policeman.      "  Thought the boy, "I'm caught,'! but  he said, /'Oh, sir, there's a disturbance  at that church,'and they have sent-tne  to fetch a policeman."     ,  "Very good," said the officer. "I'll  step in and see about It."  So he opened the door at the west  end of the.church and, taking off his  helmet! entered.  Tbe moment the aged usher saw him  he beckoned to him and motioned him  to a scut next an old gentleman.  Immediately he was seated he touch-  cd (he old gentleman and said, "Come  quiet."  The old gentleman replied, "What do  you mean?"  ,, Officer���������You know what I mean, and  I don't want no chat. Come quiet or I  shall have to take yer by force.  Old Gentleman-���������I really don't understand you.  Officer���������Look hero! We don't want-  no.more disturbance! You have been  kicking up quite enough, aud I'm going  to have you out quick.  By this time-the congregation were  looking at tho pair and wondering  what was the matter, so the old gentleman said: "Very well. I have not  made any disturbance, but to save any  I will go with you."   ���������  So together, to the wonderment of  the congregation, they marched up the  aisle.  ' When they had. passed out of the  church the usher followed them, and  the policeman, turning to him, snid:  "Now, then, you have to make-your  charge." i  "Charge?" said the usher. "There  ain't" any charge. All the seats are  free."  The Housewife's Delight  18 A CUP OF- DELICIOUS AND REFRESHING  , ���������>  T������A  Packed only In Sealed Lead Packages to Preserve Its  many excellent qualities ->  IB1 n D1PI/ETC AWTV Blue Label 40c, Red Label 60.,  U3AV lAUlEld UflM      And Gold Label 60c. per lb.  AT ALL GROCERS  He'd Never Feel It.  "Would ye care fur a diop o' whiskey, Casidy?"  "Faith, Casey, I'm afeared it would  do me stummick no good."  "Come, come, man; what ails ye?"  "I'm jusht tellin' ye a drop would  be no good at all in a stummick like  mine."���������Philadelphia Press.  Sure Regulators.��������� Mandrake and  Dandelion are known to exert a powerful influence on the liver and kidneys, restoring them to healthful action, inducing a regular flow of the  secietions and imparting to tho or-  gans'completo power to perform their  functions. These vnluablo ingredients enter into tho composition of  Piinue'ee's Vegetable Pills, and serve  to lender them tho ngieeable and  salutary, medicine they are. There are  tew pills so effective as they in their  action.  Johnnie���������I was all day in town with  papa, today, mamma, and lie kept  his woid about drinking whiskey.  Mamma���������That is good. I am very  glad to hear it. And what did he  have?  Johnnie���������A little brown drink called ditto. .Mr. Hinkley took Scotch ���������  Tit-Bits.     '  Have  You?    '.     ���������-'  Perhaps you have .noticed the fixed,  interested gaze a man will have on  the soloist of the choir when the contribution box enters his pew.���������Los  Angelos Express.  Impurities in the Blood.���������When' the  action of the kidneys becomes impaired, ;mpurities in the blood are almost  sure to follow, and general derangement of the system ensues. Parme-  lee's Vegetable Pills will regulate the  kidneys so that they will maintain  healthy action and prevent the complications which certainly come when  there is derangement of these delicate  organs. As a restorative those Pills  are in the first rank.  Half Was Enough  The Backer���������Go it, Billy; yer ain't  half licked yet!  The Fighter���������Well, you come and  'av the other 'arf. I ain't greedy!���������  London Opinion.  SALVATION   ARMY   PRAISE  "I feel it my duty to testify to the  benefit I have received *rom the use  of Psychine. While travelling in New  Ontario conducting special meetings  I contracted a veiy bad cold, which  gradually developed into Bronchitis \  of the worst form  "Of course," said the tourist, "you  know all about the antidotes for snake  bites?"  "Certainly," replied the explorer.  "We'l, when a snake bites you,  what's  the first thing  you do?"  "Yell ["���������Philadelphia Press.  Minard's  Liniment cures Garget in  Cows.  RILEY'S  FIRST  HIT.  Wrote a Poem  "by  Poe" and  Palmed  It on the Public.  James Whitcomb Riley began bis ca-  I was advised to I rcer in a newspaper office in Anderson,  try Psychine, which I did, and after j [nd., by writing humorous rhymes a3  *~ "'"   r "advertising   locals" ��������� "doggerel"    he  THE  CRITIC'S  SHRUG.  Auntie���������Now, Tommy, take my bonnet upstairs for me, there's a good  boy.  Tommy���������Boo-hoo!  I don't want to.  Auntie���������Indeed! And whv not, pray?  Tommy���������'Cause mother told rile you  had got a bee in it.���������The Sketch.  Voriuml* with eaoh bottla |  a      Chow It to your  -*- doetor  Sincerity Gives Power.  There Is nothing which will add so  much to'one's power as the consciousness of being absolutely sincere, genuine. If your life Is a perpetual lie, If  you are conscious that you are not  what you pretend to be, you cannot, be  strong. There Is a restraint, a perpetual fighting '..against the truth' golnir  on within you, a struggle which. saps-  yonr energy and warns your conduct,  says Home Clint. Sham and shoddy  are powerless: only the genuine and  the true arp worth while     ���������  A Seven Tailed Comet.  The new comet, geuernlly called  Daniels', which passed nerlhellou In  August, offered tbe remarkable spectacle of si���������on tails, displayed simultaneously this respect It recalls the  famous comet of 1744. which. It Is said,  also had seven tolls. But the comet of  1744 was a brllllunt one. whereas Dun  lets', comet was not conspicuous to the  naked eye. According to Bredichln's  theory, a multiplicity of tails, ofdlffer-  ent curvatures, Indicates that tho comet consists of substances of varying  atomic weight The lightest particles,  being driven off with great velocity,  form straight tails.  Fairville, Sept. 30, 1902.  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  Dear Sirs,���������We wish to inform you  that we consider your MINARD'S  LINIMENT a very superior article,  and we use it as a sure relief for.soro  throat and.chest. When I tell you I  would not be without it if the price  was one dollar a bottle, I mean it.  Yours truly,  CHAS. F. TILTON.  A Story of an Old Persian Poet and an  Aspiring Shah.  "To be fair," said a noted dramatic  critic, "is sometimes hard and cruel,  and sometimes it is rash. You know  there are reprisals. The unswerving  fair critic often takes up his pen with  the shrug of Omar, the old Persian  poet.  "You. have heard of ^Omar's shrug?  No? Weil, it was eloquent. The shah  once had sent for the old poet  .."'Omar,'"he* said, *I have written  some verses. Listen, and I will read  them to you.'  "And he read the verses and in the  ensuing silence looked at Omar anxiously.   'Well?' he said.  " 'Heaven born,' said Omar gently,  'each to his own calling. Scepter in  hand, you are most wise, just and  powerful, but pen in hand'��������� Omar  shook his head and chuckled. 'Heaven  born,' said be, 'such verses would disgrace a uine-year-old schoolboy.'  "His eyes flashing with wrath, the  shah shouted to his guards:  "To the stables with this old fool,  and let him be soundly flogged!'  "Yet the shah, for all, "respected  Omar's judgment, and when, a week  later, another Idea for a poem came to  his mind and was feverishly executed  he sent for the fearless and fair critic  again.  "'Another poem, Omar, a better  one. I'm sure you'll think it is a better one,' he said wistfully. And he began to read the second poem to the old  man.  "But in tbe middle of the reading  Omar turned and started for the door.  " 'Where are you going?'  said the  shah in amazement.  "Omar looked back and shrugged his  shoulders.  " 'To the stables,' he answered, 'for  another   flogging.'"  using but a few bottles I was com-  p'etely lestored to health. I recommend this wonderful remedy to sufferers from Bronchitis and other  troubles."  Later: "I wish to add that my  voice, s:qce using Psychine, is stronger and has much more carrying power  than it had before 1 had bronchitis,  and the vocal chords do not tire with  speaking."  P. TILLER, Capt. Salv'n Armv.'  Ann St.. Toronto, Aug. 13, 1907.  Throat, lung and stomach troubles  cuied by Psychine; also '"ncipient consumption. All druggists. 50c and $1.00  or Dr. T. A. Slocum, Lim'ted, Toronto.  Josh���������I hear they gave Si a cross-  examination in that trial.  Bosh��������� Yes, and I can't see why  they needed to be cross about it. Si's  the best natured fellow I ever see.���������  Pittsburg Leader..  Itch, Mange, Prairie Scratches and  every form of contagious Itch on human or animals cured in 30 minutes  by   Wolford's   Sanitary   Lotion.  HAPPY MONTHS.  Xt.1t him (bout it,  then 4* u h* i������j������  Indeed, we believe It wilt stop every cme  of falling faalr unlets tberie Is some very  unusual complication, '.c^ething greatly  affecting ttie general health.  Then you , ���������,..���������. .. ���������. ....^ ���������.   ���������houldconsultyourpbyslcian. Alaoaak I' never touch tbe yolk, and I must  Roso to the Occasion.  Mother wit and a warm heart are  possessed by Mme. Yvette Gullbert  After one of the ninny charitable performances which she has given In  France the priest of the country village where It had been held entertained all the company at lunch. Mme.  Yvette found an egg on her plate,  broke It and ten gold tteces fell out.  "You don't know mytnsles quite well  yet. M. le Cure." sue said. "I adoro  bolted eggs, but I eat only the white.  Crates. .  A tremendous .quantity of wood ts  being consumed'In the fruit Industry,  and the demand It Is making on our  forests Is attracting attention. The.  man who has Ingenuity enough to devise n scheme which will permit Trull  growers to inarket thi'lr product without packing. It In costly boxes, If be  enn get It patented, will make several  fortunes.���������San Francisco Chronicle.  Life's Sorrows.  Bob (to Bessie) ��������� It seems rather  strange, Bessie, that when I didn't  want to kiss you you didn't mind, but  now that you are old enough to make  me want to you won't let me.���������New  York Life.  Obvjoualy.  "If the famous Annnlns club gave-  <oclal functions, I wonder what would  be the favorite Instrument of enter-  Mrs. Gadsby (hugging dog)���������I don't  know what we aro going to do about  poor, darling Fido.  Mr. Gadsby���������Humph! What aila  him?  Mrs. Madsby (in surprise)��������� Why,  haven't you noticed how irritated ho  becomes whenever the baby cries?���������  Puck.  Which of Them?  A certain tvto men are possessed of  exactly $10,000.  Oue buys a modest house for $4,000,  i modest business for $3,000 and salts  he remainder of bis money away  ���������gainst n rainy day. The other puts  lis entire SI0.WX) Into a motor car aad  hereby acquires such credit that be  an have a house worth $30,000 and be-  oine a partner in a business paying  .100.0(10 n year.  Assuming that both men have a wife  ind some daughters, which of them  lives to kick himself?���������ruck.  An Odd Custom Observed In England  at Christmas Time.  "Happy months" Is the name applied  to the little mince pies made at Christmas time throughout Englaud and  served to any guests who may call at  the house during the holidays.  The saying is that for every one of  these tiny pies one eats a happv month  will come during the year, only the  pies must be given to the one who  eats them.  When one calls at the house the little  pies are brought forth with a glass of  wine or a cup of tea. and. however  well satisfied one may already be as  regards one's appetite or how many of  these "happy Tionth" pics he has already eaten, it is considered a marked-  breach of etiquette to refuse the little  pie, although one is allowed to take it  home and eat It later. This, however,  Is not very often done, for who would  refuse the coming of a happy month,  by refusing to overtax tbe stomach for  just one more little pie?  In some parts of England these little  pies are literally made by the dozen,  so there will be plenty of tbera for  family and friends. They are made of  the richest of puff paste, too, which, at  the best of times. Is "an Indigestible  goody, and the crust Is filled witb a  mince meat filling that is even richer  than the crust  called them. At the same time he  wrote many rhymes with the serious  intention of having them, if possible,  recognized as poems. But he could not  get them published. Even compositions whose worth he had tested���������those  that "would please people when I'd  stand up and read 'em to them"���������would  be returned promptly by every magazine to which he offered them for publication. The Hoosier dialect was too  "low down" for the average magazine  editor.  Finally in a freak of boyish indignation, to prove that what editors really  wauted was not originality, but imitation, be devised the scheme of writing  a poem iu imitation of Poe and of  palming it off on the public as a real  poem'of Poe's recently discovered. The  scheme was very skillfully planned  and very'deftly executed and successful beyond anything the clever deviser  of It-had ever dreamed. From one end  of the country to the other "Leonainie"  was hailed as a veritable "find," a bit  of genius' most genuine ore. Riley had  his revenge. He had some trouble,  however. In proving that he^was not an  intentiodal forger.  He lost bis newspaper position, but  he immediately got another and better  oue on the Indianapolis Journal. "Come  ind get pay for your work." said Judge  Martindale, the editor.'The turn In the  tide had come.  MOTHER  ���������������������������'  i������  eig'el s  By its strengthening and  regulating action on the  stomach and bowels puts  an end to Indigestion,  relieves pain and  Cures Windy  Object In His Preaching.  Towne���������It's funny. Burrough Is forever preaching to his friends about the  necessity for saving their luouey.  Browne���������Well? Towne-Well, he's the  last fellow in the world who should  preach that. Browne���������Not at all. The  more his friends save the more he has  the chance to borrow.  . "I real'y believe you married me  simply because I have money,"' said  the heiress, who was as stingy as.'she  was plain.  "No," replied her husband, candidly, 'T married you because I thought  you'd let me havo some of it."���������Pick-  Me-Up.  blm about the new Ayer'a Half Vigor,    | leave It to you for your poor people,"���������    talnment."  ���������i wr.������������ii>T*>������i.ajL���������������a*������twfia.uini,   ������ London Toi^������������'>h. *> '   "Naturally  the lyro."-Houston Post  Accomplished.  Mr. Goodlle - 'My boy. you'd never  hear me use language like that! The  Kid���������I bet you don't! Why. It took  me five years to learu nil detn words.-  Sketch.. '   ':  A Dark Secret.  Wanted���������The name, of the man who  first  made  the  welklD   riug.--'~"~w-  Th������ Nibblers.  Hiram Ityotop���������So the checker club  argued licit-on tbe Puuiinin canal, hey?  How long did they argue, .toff?  The Storekeeper��������� Let's see. Half a  wedge of cbees-'o. peck of prunes, pint  of dried peaches and u pound of crackers. ������������������������������������''..:::���������  Two Halves.  "Looks count n lot." remarked Slopay.  "About half the good I get from dinner  Is tbe look of tilings."  . "All right. Mr. Slopay," replied Mrs.  Borden. "We'll Just give. you two  looks iu future."���������Kansas Cltr Tlmo"  Teaching the Drummer.  It wns the custom In the days of our  old navy for the men to bring to the  mast all the wornout articles which  were to be Inspected, handed In nud exchanged for new. The drummer had  applied for so many drum heads that  the commodore felt sure he was being  Imposed upon and one day sot himself  to watch while.the band wns playing.  As ono rattling martial air followed another his anger Increased perceptibly  until he burst forth in uncontrollable  rage:  "There, now, confound you! I see  why you use so many drum'heads.  Don't drum in the middle of It all the  time. Drum all over that drum, I tell  youl"        __________  Plants That Hate Ono Another.  Fancy two plants being so unfriendly thnt the mere neighborhood of one  is death to the other. Yet this Is the  case with two well known English  plants. These are the thistle and the  rape. If a field is infested with thistles which come up yenr after year  and ruin tho crops, all you havo to do  Is to sow It with rape. Tbe thistle will  bo absolutely annihilated.  L  Prlct 60 cen'i per bottlt.        Sold Ever���������hen.  A.J. WHITE ft Co., Montreal.  HELP  WANTED���������FEMALE.  LADIES TO DO PLAIN AND LIGHT  sewing at home, whole or spare  time; good pay; work sent any distance charges paid. Send stamp for  fu'' particulars. National Manufacturing Company, Montreal.  FREE  Send ua yonr '  luuao uid ������d<lrea������  tor it piece* or  ffijA ������S(??dwf ^UUend _?"���������"������ TWO SOLID QOID  11 n 11 chnnree paid. Send as your mm* and addreainoir.  STAR MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE,B.UU.8. A.  The Judge's Advantage.  "There Is ono advantage which a  JudgH always bns In bis profession."  "Whnt Is that?"  "Whether he succeeds In a given case  or n(t he can always try It".  Mnny n man too late remembers that  the unspoiten word never starts a qaar-  rol.���������Washington Star.        J  \  The ninl metal wHin* letwni Sre-riiV. bo������at)5������  anjr interior, it cleanly and laita almmt forever,  such a ceiling it eanly put up, and cotli no mora  than lhe common xinda.   Learn llu fade about  PEDLAR ������tret  CEILINGS  Mow lhaa 2.000 Jeiiant, witable forewr <m.  Side-walle in equal Tariely lo match. Lei ue  lend you a .book thai ttlli the who'* itoty of  tha catling that ihowi no teame.    AddnM���������   ju  Tho PEDLAR p.opio <BJ}j  0������b������������r������ Montreal Ottawa Toronto Vmtn Winnipeg  W.   N.   U.   No.   677.  1     * /     ill  watVtegmnimtMitdria THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  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The. olili-.-t boti'l in lhe. city,  under the .-nine, imuiugoini'iit,  and still  Rooms  <-fiiiifoit;i!-!!-. nil-ale C(|it;il. tn any in the  city, iuic! tho Imr spnplit'B only the best  Coi tier of (iiici.wood and  Government  streets.  J. W. fielson  ������������������ >ihhi im������iiiinni wn  Loading Tailor of tho  Kootenays.  Sandon, B. C.  The Hotel Slocan  THE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B. C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free lo all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. .To the United Slates and  oilier countries it is sent postpaid for  $2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,'  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   B, C��������� A PHIL   9, 190S  Millions o'f people on earth do  not know that we have a city  called Greenwood in this province.  IONfltA.ADO>  THE SKCOXD BUTTE.  Three Forks, B. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  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First-  class    work    guaranteed.  Geo. }VT. Holt,   (Tianacjep.  ELECTIONS  One Way Colonist Kates  Eastern Canada lo  ALBEETA  AND  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Toronto  Brantford  Guelph  London  Gnit  Kingston  Ottawa, via Port  $46.05  850.10  A1-  thui- and Sault Sie  Marie     -    -    -    -   Sol.40  Ottawa, via  Chicago   $52.45  0 Montreal    -    -    -  -   852.70  % Quebec       -    - - -  -   ������5(5.00  ������> St. John, N.   IJ. 1  $ Moncton.. N. B. J  -   8110.95  1 Halifax     -    -    -  -   SC3.45  Correspondingly low rates  rates from all intermediate  points. Tickets on sale Feb.  29th to April 29th, 190S.  For particulars call  on local  agents or address  J. JIOH.  l>- I'. A., Notion.  O. II. McI'HEKBON, O. T. A., ���������  ., Winnipeg, Ainu.  filiO. I'  WKIJ.S,  I'rojirlvtnr.  nelson, B, ft  TOMKIN.1,1  Mllll'lffl'l',  YALE-CARIBOO  ELECTORALDISTRICT  A Convention of the Liberal-Conservatives   of Yale-Cariboo  Will Be Held at the  ' ELLISON HALL, VERNOM"  Thursday, April 23,1908  for the purpose of selecting; a candidate  to contest the forthcoming- Dominion  Elections in the interests nf the Liberal  Conservative Party. Local Associations are requested to meet and appoint  delegates at once....Representation at  the Convention will he by delegations  from the Provincial Electoral Districts  of Grand Forks, Greenwood, Siinilka-  ineen," Okanagan, Kainloops. Yale,  Lillooet and Cariboo. Onc^-delegate'  will he appointed for -'each twenty or  each fraction of twenty votes cast at  each poll. Accredited delecates may  vote either in person or by "proxy but  not more than five proxies shall be held  by any one delegate.  Chair will be taken at 2 p. m. All  Conservatives are invited to attend the  Convention, but .'.only'"accredited dele  gates will be allowed to vote.   '.'���������'���������'  PBICE ELLISON, President  Yale-Cariboo Conservative Assn.  J. A. McKELVIE, Secretary  Yale-Cariboo Conservative Assn.  Greenwood   should   be   a   very  busy and  important town.    It is  in the midst of  a country  rich in  timber, fruit, cliitfate, scenery and  minerals.    A few miles to the. east  can be seen   some of the  best orchards   on   tho   continent,   while  westward thousands of acres await  the fanner or are already planted  in cereals, vegetables or  fruit.    A  little  over  three  miles away  the  Grauby   mines are  working  over  live  hundred   miners    and    have  enough   of  ore   in  sight  to  keep  running   for    a    hundred    years.  There are millions of dollars worth  of gold, silver  and   copper  in  the  mountains that shadow tho second  Butte,   but   this   mineral   wealth  cannot walk.    Somebody will have  to  a<=sist it  down  the  hill to the  railroad,    hi addition  to  all  our  attractions for  labor and  capital,  we have smokeless smelters in and  around the city that should prove,  a   great   drawing   card  with   the  tourists.     If   properly  advertised  thousands  of   tourists  will   come  here this summer to see  a smokeless smelter.    There is  no danger  of getting their  clothes  spoiled or  their hair mixed with slag.    With  all these resources and possibilities  Greenwood  should   he  tilled with  money.    Midas   bring forth your'  wand,'or wad !  THE DARK SPOT."  THE DOMINION  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'.  'JJus meets all trains.  .The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme in many a camp. It is a  cigar that bringn delight and appreciation wherever puioked.  In Fhoenix is situated en a delightful elevation and from its  windows can bo seen all the scenic  beauties of this famous copper  camp. The excellence of the cuisine  attracld the attention of all who  arc kind to their inner man, and  tbe bar contains fluids that would  please a Greek god, while it is not  necessary to be up so high in order  to smoke any of thecigary. Miners,  Millionaires and Tourists always  welcome.  CHAS. H. FLOOD, PROP  Eastern parsons who occasionally  flit through the west upon a handout ticket often return home and  libel the country. H. S.. Magce,  a methodist preacher, is the latast  offender in this respect, and his remarks printed in that good old  paper, (lie Toronto Globe, have  produced a cyclone, of indignation  in Kelson and caused the local  papers to fill tho talkative parson  full of paper shot. Magee told the  Globc'that" '"'the dark~"spot~in B'rit-  ish Columbia is the Kootenays.  There in the Kootenay country the  labor conditions tend to make the  people Godless and irreligious, the  extremes of atheistic, anarchistic,  socialism arc rampant, and the  brothel and the whiskey shop go  together to degrade men."  Mr. Magee is wrong about the  people in Kootenay being Godless,  etc. In this respect they are much  the same as in other parts of Canada, but he is rightabout the brothel  and whiskey shop being together.  About the first thing you sen in  Nelson as you get off the steamer  is a' long row of houses devoted to  prostitution and tho illicit sale of  -liquor. Farther up town there is  hardly anything evil unless it  might be a tinhorns' game of draw  or blackjack in the Bodega or some  other saloon. 'The city of Nelson  as a general rule is one of the most  decent places in America, outside  of the scarlet spot on Lake street.  The people of West Kootenay assay high in good qualities and surpass those who dwell in the cent  belt in almost every way.] In the  East prostitution'is scattered thinly  over communities,.', while in the  Kootenays it is hived behind a  bunch of red lights aud made to  stay there.; All .over the Kootenays and 'other districts in B. C.,  wherever the towns are of any  size, the red-light district with its  illegal liquor-selling attachment  can be found. , Wise men have debated upon this question for een2*  turies, but no serum has yet been  discovered that will -annihilate; the  oldest profession on earth. Magee  did not tell the Globe how to abate  these evils, nor state who the anarchists were that he met in the  West. He is assured of a warm  reception upon his next visit to  Nelson.  Singing is recommended as an  aid in 'the cure of tuberculosis,  even if insanity does increase in  the neighborhood.  With all the blow aud bluster  Prince Rupert is not even a one-  horse town: There is not a single  equine in the place.  Onk of the signs- of au approaching election is the starting  of so many masked Liberal newspapers in various districts.  Windy Young is starting a paper on the Queen Charlotte islands.  Tlis sheet should carry that country into the port of prosperity.  A Scotchman has invented a  gun that will throw a shell from  Paris to London. This makes  ship armor useless unless made out  of Kootenay beefsteaks.  Tun season for forest fires is  close at hand and the government  should be alive to tho situation.  This province cannot afford to lose  its valuable timber hy fire as has  been annually the case for many  years past.   Tin.; paper at Keremeos is only  a fortnight old and alreadv has a  door in the front of the office. If  business keeps up tho editor in a  short time should he able, to have  a bulldog in the back yard and one  or two townsites near his home  plate.    Movie seems to be a good town.  Tho editor of the local paper was  presented with a mess of trout the  the other day. Fred is now waiting for some, rancher to walk in  from Cranbrook with a bag of turnips. It must be pleasant to-live  in a town where-the editor does  not have to pay for brain food.  In Rossland the'Board of Trade  is dying for lack of enthusiasm.  Hero in Greenwood we have a reincarnated board that can and will  do a great deal ' to benefit thf> city  and district. It should affiliate  with similar organizations in the  Boundary for- the purpose of advertising the entire district.  The tourist season will open  next month. By advertising and  looking after the business thousands of globe-trotters should visit  Greenwood this summer. There  are some great sights to be seen  around the second Butte, in fact,  we have several scenic' effects that  carihot"'be'scen "in "New York or  New Denver.  A syndicate of ten Grand Forks  men are sending a prospector to  Findlay river. He will probably  go to the diggings in a-hot air  balloon.  - In East Kootenay a body of  rich carbonate ore has been struck  in an old abandoned drift near the  surface in the North Star mine.   .'  At present there are 200 people  in Prince Rupert and the Empire  says that nine out of ten of them  have money in the bank or their  stockings.  Sixteen tinhorns .were driven out  of Fernie the other day. It would  be cheaper to hang such parasites.  They are worse than a band of  horse thieves.  There are too many retail shops,  especially in boots and shoes, in  Vancouver. The sheriff and auctioneer have been busy during the  past five months.  . _The Prince Rupert Empire says  that there is more toadyism to corporate management in.Vancouver  and Victoria than any other cities  of tho same size in Canada.  It looks as though the railroad  from Midway to Penticton will be  commenced .this summer. This  may delay Midway's chances for  becoming a fruit; farm.  A. B:.Sloan of Grand Forks is  the Liberal delegate from Oaf cade  to the convention at Vernon. Sloan  is. a good fellow but ho does not-  like to pay Conservative papers.  The Great'Northern charges ������13  a ton to move fruit and begetables  by the railroad from Keremeos to  points in Manitoba. The passenger rtftcs from Manitoba points to  Keremeos is $30.  The seven British Columbia  members of parliament who have  condoned the Lauder blunder on  the Japanese question are said to  be on the direct road to preferment.  Each one will get an office of value.  Thus is servility rewarded. It is  this sort' of thing that makes it  worth while for a member of parliament to eschew independence.���������  Mail .and Empire.  sBBBBtsssaoSEsscsBSSBixgesaxaaa  sssseaoaosssE  Dealers in  ppesh and Salt JVIeats, pish andPotiltvy  Shops in nearly,, all tho towns of. Boundary and  - the Kootenay.  ' Kings Liquor Scotch Whiskey  r   ,      . /       ' 12 Years-Old  ��������� J. W. Ihirmestei'S .White'Port",     i.  , Jas,. Hcnnessy & Go's 3-Star J3randy'.  GREENWOOD. LIQUOR  CO.  ,     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.C.    I  gaasBsnaaagaBigaessiaBBiaag TfssKnsmmii!BaesKmmmsiaxt^^  Without death there  would be  no life.  Fi:ak is the main cause of panics  and hard times.  Choice   Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at #10, $12 and $15  .   Per Acre.  R. J; STEEL  NELSON. B. C.  In some towns the worst citizens  are always sober.  Gkkkmwoou is destined to be  the greatest milling town in this  province.  Dukss well,  on earth does  swill barrel. J  Tho finest diamond  uot look well  in a  Lke Grx, a Chink, died in Win-  nipeg'froin too intense attention to  his surname in fluid.  Some people are hard to satisfy.  We notice that a Nelsou man has  gone to farm in Alberta. ,  Tjus is tho grabbing time in  Canada, judging from tho exposures  made recently in Ottawa.  Lv answer to a kind reader we  will say that thorp is no truth in  the rumor in reference to tho  Hedley Ga/.otto donning tho armor  of Socialism.  Don't Like Hot Air. .  A dispatch from Phoenix to the  Province has this to say about  Hedley's great mine : -   "  The Nickel Plate manager greatly  deprecated the reports sent out recently from Grand Forks regard-,  ing the Nickel Plate, which stated  that lie was milling SS0 ore right  along with- lOOstamps, and that he  shipped the concentrates to New  York, etc. The values are' very  much less than the amount stated,  though Mr. Ross did not care to  state the figures. However, he  did say that it kept him > busy to  show the balance on the right side  of the ledger. And showing further how difficult it was to keep  gold stamp mills running at a  profit in the West, he stated that  this was the only stamp mill of importance in operation' in a radius  of about 1,500 miles���������tho nearest  to the East being the Homestake  in South Dakota, and the Tread-  well mines of the North. In many  places the mines have maguificent  equipments, but of recent years  the low recoveries and the high  cost of operation had shut them  all down.    :".,    Thoroughbred eggs for sale. S.  C. Rhode Island Reds, S. C. Buff  and Brown Leghorns, S. C. Black  Minorcas, ' and Barred Plymouth  Rocks, '$1.50 per setting. Mrs. A.  G. Davis, Westley, B. C.  k The bank clerks in Grand Forks  ciiJli love troubles by the application of Twolip salvo.  Lieutenant-Governor Dunsmuir  will spend several weeks cruising  around Norway in his 8200,000  yacht.  The Peace river is navigable for  770 miles east of the Rockies. It  freezes up in November and thaws  in April.  Twelve beds have been put in  the Feruic jail. The bedbugs have  passed a vote of thanks to the  council.  Angus Beaton is camped in  Prince Rupert awaiting bis time to  prospect the country in the vicinity  of that place.  In Winnipeg beef, veal or mut-.  ton for stews, boiling or pot roasts  sells retail for from 4 to 10 cents a  pound.  John Wiggins who recently died  in New Westminster, was at'-'-pne  time the strongest man' in the  province.     ��������� j   , .",..���������"'������������������/.'���������'  ' Mr. Milligan has been! promised  a license in , Kelowria, provided; he  runs an hotel that does not charge  over $1 a day.      '���������     v/; >'  Basil Gardorri has been reinstated. Ho was the constable who allowed the killer of Nelson Chance  to escape. ,���������;.'._.  ' A nursery is to ho started in  Kaslo. There are several there  now, but this one will have no  bottles or cradles���������just fruit trees.  When ycu want a monument or  headstone, wiite to the Kootenay  Marble. Wr-rkn, Nelson, B. C.       *  Politics have been the making of  many a good man, but it hasviiever  made a woman famous : It takes  ber too long to ��������� iiud her pocket  book.  Some butchers, bakers, coal-  dealers, and landlords will appreciate this:  Teacher, to new scholar���������Now,  Mary, I'll'give you a sum. If  your father owed the butcher  i$l.'*.17, and the baker ������11";13. and  the coal dealer $27.08, aud the  landlord $15.10, how much would  he have to pay them ?  Answer���������I don't think he would  have to pay them anything.  Why not ?  Because I think we would move,  Is  under the management of Greig & Morrison.  .The  rooms are comfortably furnished, a*nd the bar contains '  tho best brands of wines, liquors and cigars. '    -. '  Is the besfc appointed  Restaurant in   the interior of  Britith 'Columbia.    Thejbest cooks and most attentive  , waiters only employed.    Open all the time  _. iHr$. Hlex. tifreig, Proprietress.  Is the best furnished hotel int.he Honndary  district.     Ic' is heated  with  steam arid  '.-t .lighted by electricity.   Excellent sample  rooms.  ��������� The bar is always abreast of the '  times, and meals are-ser'ved in the Cafe \  at any hour, day or night. '��������� -  | Ernest JL Cartiatv Prop. ���������  It must be a great relief to some  men    when  widows.  their   wives   become  The man with a wife and several  grown daughters seldom hoards  his money.  The season for house cleaning  and using wall-paper is now here,  and J. L. Coles has a stock of wallpaper that will pleased the public in  prices and patterns.  EXAMINATION   OF   ASSAYERS  Open day and.night in the Windsor Hotel. Feeding peo- :  pie is like any other business, it requires experience. We  have the experience, you have the money. .We know how  to prepare and serve meals, you have the palate to ap-  preciatc-good food well cooked. Try' the partnership.  -V , It may prove beneficial to both of us.   'We aim to please.  Upward Iftoore, Proprietor.    ^  l-'or License  to    l'|-|lcti4U  Iiimbiii.  in   ISritisli   Cii-  AN EXAMINATION' of A������.<!ivnrii will be liold  in VlctoiJu on thelth <Uy of Muy, 11JU7 uml following days.  Entrance for any examination must be mado  In writing to the Sei'rot.iry of tbe Hoard of K.\-  iimlnersiit li'ust ttn days lieforu the (lute set for  tliobeKiiiiiiiif,'of.c.v!nii"nntIon ami must be'ac-  coinpanied bv the'proscribed fee f$lft).'  -Any additional information desired may Le  obtained   from Herbert. Curmichncl, Secretary  Hoard of Examiners. Vii-loriu.  '������������������'.������������������  -  BtCHARD'McBRinE,-  '"'"Minuter of Mines  Department of Mines,  Victoria, It: C, !lrd Aj/ril, liOS.  E. W. WIDDOVVSON  ASSAYIill AND CIIKiHJST.  ���������   . CHARGER: ,  Gold. I.ilver, Copper or. Jj(>a.tl. each ������i no  Gold-Silver or Silver Lead -.   Gold-Silver, with Copper or Lead. ..  ������*.  1 .in  1' SO  P...S.] JAMES DUNSMUIR,  I-ifoiituiiiint-Govrriior,  CANADA,  PROVINCE OK JIRITISII COI.UMHIA.  EDWARP the SEVRXTII, l>y the draco of  God. of the Hulled Kingdom or Groat Hrt-  taln and Ireland, ami of lhe British Dominions beyond Iho Sons, KING, Defender  of tho Faith, Emperor of India,  To tall to whom these presonts shall eomc,���������  GREETING:  A   PROCLAMATION.  i      ���������  VV. J, Bowser, Attoriicy-floiioral.  WHEREAS, by Section 0, of the "damn Protection Act.ltw." ns rc-enncted by Sectlcn ldor  tho"Gamo Protection Act, Amondment Act,  1WW." it U enacted that It shall bo lawful for the  Llautoiiant-Qnvernor In Council, by Proclamation to be published In two HiiccessiveJssuos of  tho British Columbia Gazette, to declare a eloso  season for kccho In any part of the Province for  any period of time \ nnd / .  \VlioroiiB Our said T.leiilonnnt-Govortior, by  and with the advlco of his Exnciitivo Council,  bus been pleased to direct, l>y nn Order in  Council In that behalf, a closo season for Koexe  within tho County of Kootenay, until and In-  oludliiR tholllst (lay of'August, one thousand  nlno liitnilrod and vifrlit.:  Now KNOW YE therefore, thnt In pursunnoo  thereof, wo do lieroby proclaim a cloao season  forKoe.se within the County (of .Kootenay, until  and liicluiUiiK the Hist day of August, one  thousnnd nine liumlrc.d and eiKht.  IN TESTIMONV WHEREOF, Wo have cnusGil  ���������   these Our l.ot.tors to be mado Patont and tlin  Great Seal of thu said Province to bo hereunto nff!xo<l;  WITNESS, His Honor JAMBS DUNSMUIR,  l/lciileimiit-Oovernor of Our said Province  - of lirlUnli Columbian Our City of Victoria,  '.In Our said Province, thlstllitli day of fob  ruiiry, iu the year of Our Lord onu thmlHund  nine hundred and cl^hl, and  In the eighth  y'oarof Our Riiljrii.  Hy Command,)  HENRY- KSHON YOUNO,  .'J7-10 .       Provincial Scorotury,  Careful sampling ; accurate assaying; prompt returns. 317 Baker  street, JTelson, B. O.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.-  Made by  3. fr Odin $ 0o., nelson  GREENWOOD CITY WATERWORKS  COMPANY.  NOTICE Is hereby dvnn Hint an Extraordinary General Mooting of lhe Shareholders of  this Company will be held at the Company's  oflice, Coppor street, Greouwood. II,C, ou Saturday, . April lHlh, l!������W. for the Election of  Directors,ami thu.Klectloii.of Auditors:  Dated this Hud (lay or April, A. D, lfios.  E.G. WARREN, Secretary.  Hotel   Alexander  PHOENIX, .B.C.  Is a comfortable home for  tbe miner and '.traveler..  Good meals and pleasant  rooms.    Puro liquors and  fragrant cigars in thobar.  McGillis���������;& McLaughlin  ' PROPEIETOES.'  KASLO  HOTEL  'KASLO B. O.  Is a comfortable homo for till  who travel to that city.  GpOKLE & PAPWORTH.   -i���������   RtA, BROWN  -     PERRY, WASH.   .  GeneralMerciiant  Dry Goods, . '"-.  Groceries,        {  Boots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,'  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc.  Fresh  Eggs  a   Specialty  BULBS  From France, Holland and Japan.   .  SEEDS, TREES, PLANTS ;  For fall planting. Reliable varieties at reasonablo^prices. Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,  Spraying Material, Cut Flowers,  etc. Oldest established nursery on  the mainland of B. O. Catalogue  free.  M. J. HENRY  .1010 Westminster liond,   VANCOUVER.  T^EPOHT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, Is run on the  the American nn'd I{uropeon  plan. 'Nothing yellow about  the house' except the gold in  t>'c safe. '    -  MaIoi?e   &   Trrcgillil^  .The Kootenay Saloon   %  Job Printing at The Ledge.  ........ it  Sandon, B. O.', lino a liiie oi* nerve f^;  brncers unsurpassed in any mono-      /'  lain town ol the Great West.   A  glass of aqua purn given free with  spirits niciili.


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