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 ���������;��������� ���������' i I' '  '..'. -A '  Vol.   XVI.   -  GREENV700D, J3. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1909.  No. 4  laarcwa-^-a^^  \'GREAT:  mMmm&m&aausgfams&ii  SALE.  For the next ten days we will place ,on sale our  entire stock of summer goods at greatly reduced  prices.  Our stock ot Ladies' Waists and Whitevvear is very  complete, and, at the prices marked, Genuine-Bargains. - ���������  Passing Throng;  Mon-  last  S. P. Dickinson of Rossland is  in the city.  Rev. Father Bedard left  day on 'a" visit to Spokane.  Alderman Me3*er returned  week from a trip to tho coast.  . The travel into Greenwood was  very heavy for the past week.  John Buckley of Phoenix is  visiting Frank McKinnon in Prince  Rupert.  Born���������On July 13tb to thewifo  of A. G. Bjorn, Ingram mountain,  a son.  Dry Goods. Millinery. v    Boots and Shoes.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity." "'Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  ���������at any hour, day'or night.  C. A. McClung, Proprietor.  ������^������������9������*^������e*3������*������������������������9e������������������sj������@*MeeK������-*t-^^  James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AND WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF I  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  liSBWaft^WSB^^  U  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment-of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS.. MARSHALL  PROPRIETOR  TOM������-mBttt{*m**,*TO^^  PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix -Brewing = Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  Greenwood, is the homo for workingmen of all nations. It is  convenient to tho smelter on the hill. The dining room is Blip-  5 plied with tasty and substantial food, while tho bar contains the  % best wet goods in the market. Electric lights all over the  premises.   Hot and cold baths,  Ola Lofstad,   Proprietor  J7$99-3Q^Qft^������9ee99^  0. B. Smith and Dr. Dickson of  Phoenix were visitors iu the city  this week.  ��������� C. J. Eales, Mrs. Eales and  family returned from a trip to the  coast last week. ���������  ���������. Geo.'Patterson left last week for  Field to do the blacksmithiug at  the Monarch mine.  G.B. Taylor, Mrs'. Taylor aud  family aro spending a couple of  weeks at Rock Creek.  Dr. and Mrs. Spankie leave on  today's train for Vancouver, where  the doctor will practice.  Jim Blake returned to the city  Friday and is handling the throttle  on the Mother Lode run.  A. R. McDouald has sold his interest in the Greenwood hotel to  Luigi Penna, late of Phoenix.  Miss Ward, stenographer for J.  P. McLeod, left Monday for a  month's vacation at the coast.-  The Greenwood smelter started  to "smoke up" Monday, and iu a  short time will be in full blast.  Henry Rose and Ethel Flani-  gan obtained a marriage license at  the government affice yesterday.  Mrs. D. 0. McRae who had beon  ill at the hospital was taken to the  coast Sunday for special treatment.  Archie Aberdeen returned to the  city Saturday last after a mouth  spent in the Sheep Creek district.  Dr. McLeau of- Phoenix moved  ���������into-the* city .yesterday and'-.has-  taken'the ollices" vacated" by Dr.  Spankie.  Sydney M. Johnson, P. L. S.,  left yetterday for the West Fork  to do survey work for the provin-���������  cial government.  ��������� H. Browning, purchasiug agent  for the B. 0. Copper Co., returned  to the city this week after a three  months' vacation.  J. B. Docksteader returned to  .the city yesterday, after spending  three months developing his claims  near Sandon in the Slocan.  Wm. W. McLennan^ and bride  of Alexandria, Out., arrived in the  city Friday last and havo taken a  residence on Long Lake street.  G. H. Collins is living in Prince  Rupert. His company will build  a cold storage as soon as 500 feet  of water frontage can be secured.  Saturday last at the tennis court  Mrs. J. E. Spankie was presented  with a beautiful pair of cut glass  vases by the ladies of the teunis  club.  At the government office yesterday Henry. Peterson and Ida My-  strom of Molson, Wash., got permission to go before a parson and  declare their intentions.  Wm. Lord now holds tho reins  on the Mother Lode stage and always gets through on time. His  former position at Boundary Falls  is being tilled by John Rusk.  The Bruce mine near Midway  iB improving with development.  The ore body is about thirty feet  wide and regular shipments are  being mado to the smelter.  Linwood Booraoraud Miss Lizzie  Gill are to be married in Rossland  today. Mr. Boomer was formerly  engineer on the Mother Lode run  and Miss Gill teacher at Deadwood.  Sunday last the first baseball  game was played this season in the  city, between Phoenix and Greenwood, the former winning by 1(5 to  0. At times very good ball waB  put up.  J. E. Methot, customs officer at  Myncaster, was a visitor in the  city Monday. Mr. Methot intends  taking a trip cast this mouth, Mrs.  Methot aud family returning with  him to Myncaster.  Driving has been discontinued at  the Greenwood-Phoenix tunnel,  and the force is now engaged leveling groitud for tho power house.  The power plant, it is expected,  will be installed this month.  The work steadily progresses in  tho Argo tunnel, and quito a number of people inspected it recently  with a view of buying stock. Tho  amount of stock is limited and  those wishing to invoat should call  on tho president, Ola Lofstad.  Tho office of the company iu in tlio  Lndysmith hotel,  Jos. Wilmsbnrst,. for six years  road superintendent in this district, left last'week,to reside at the  coast. Jas. F. Cunningham of  Denoro has. been recommended to  the'minister of' works for the vacant position of ,road superintendent for this district.:  The parsons should, when taking their vacations; arrange to have  one on duty here" all tho time.  Two couples from outside points  came in yesterday to get married,  and not a clerical knot-fastener  in the city* This may be the  means ofheading off four perhaps  deluded people, but it's not bnsi-  ness, and has a blighting influence  on an important industry.  Dan McGillis returned from the  Slocan Friday last. He had been  working on a lease near Saudon in  partnership with Jack McLeod for  the past six weeks, but the property did not come up to expectations, so they threw up the bond.  Sandon is a little dull at present  owing to not'haying railway communication since ,the high water,  but business is expected to improve this month.,  Jim Drum and; Joe Kelly left  Saturday for Wallace mountain to  commence work 'on tho Buster,  one of* the properties of the recently formed Alaska Mining Co.  The shaft'ou the Buster is down  35 feet on a vein running from  S150 to over ������300 in silver. It is  the'intention to drift on this vein  and ship the ore, and also to sink  to a lower level. Four men are at  present employed.-'  Saturday night, "between forty  and fifty persons (were present at  the complimentary banquet to Dr.  J. E. Spankie. Judge Brown occupied tho chair.' A beautifully  engrossed address,'the work of R.  K. Stuart, was .presented to the  doctor, and a number of speeches  made regretting his departure from  the city, and wishing him success  in his new heme. The doctor  leaves in a few days for Vancouver.  There was a nigger show iu the  city Friday and; Saturday'* even  ings. The performance was pulled  off in a tent. There was the usual  street concert by- the baud���������three  horns and two drums. The bauds-  men were" all" specialists. _' They  were not'num'erous,''btit'th'ey c'oa 1 d  punch holes iu the atmosphere.  Several times the cornetist blew so  hard that ho lifted himself a couple  of feet off tho ground. Inside the  tent the show was much better  than any one expected it would be.  The aggregation weut we-t  W. L. Hogg arrived in the city  last week from Montreal. Mr.  Hogg was interested in mining in  this district some years ago, aud  organized the Boston and Montreal  company, which purchased the  Sunset in Deadwood camp and  other properties. His company  purchased 655,000 worth of city  debentures. He was also the chief  financial backer of the Greenwood  Daily Times during the boom. Mr.  Hogg is on a visit of a couple of  weeks here, but with au eye always open for business.  It is reported that several now  firms will engage in business in  this city early in September, including au independent meat market, a grocery, a clothing and gents'  furnishings, book and stationery  store, and another bank, a jeweler,  druggists, hucksters, aud innumerable booze Joundrys, all run  by foreigners. Well, competition is tho life of trade, and, theu,  some people are not able to clearly  discriminate between "desirable"  and "undesirable" citizens until  they get a kuife between their ribs.  much to the Boundary country, as  it will considerably shorten the  distance between the Boundary  and the coast'.  McLennan-Stewart.  The following is taken from the  Alexandria, Ont., News'of July 1G:  The marriage of Miss Christie-  Stewart, daughter'of Mr. Donald  Stewart of Stewart's Glen, to Mr.  William W. McLennan, of Nelson,  formerly of Ltggan, took place at  the home of the bride on Wednesday, the 14th inst.  The ceremony was performed on  the Verandah by Rev. K. A. Gal-  Ian in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride was  giveu away by her father, and  wore a robe of cream satin and a  veil of net. Her bouquet was of  sweet peas. She was attended by  her sister, Miss Flossie, who wore  a whitir.lawn drpss. Mr. Colin  Campbell of Luggau assisted the  groom.  The wedding dinner was served  in a novel improvised arbor of  cedar boughs. Later iu the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. McLennan left  for Ottawa to spend a short honeymoon and on their return were  tendered a reception at Mr. Duncan McLennan's at Laggau. The  bride's traveling costume wa3  Alice blue broadcloth with white  mohair hat. The wedding gifts  were numerous. Mr. and Mrs.  McLennan will reside in Greeuwood, B. C.  When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postoffice. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  Insuranco of any kind is a good  investment, whether life, accident  or fire. In Phoenix D. J. Mathe-  sou pays particular attention to  this line of business and those interested should consult him at  their earliest couveniouce in person or by mail.  Railway News.  A dispatch from Grand Fosks in  tho Vancouver Provinco says:  The Spokane and. British Columbia Railway company has commenced the construction of the old  Midway and Vernon road from  Rock Creek, about twelve miles  west of Midway, to the coast. It  is stated that the Spokane and  British Columbia company has secured the Midway and Vernon  charter, as well as some others,  aud will build through to Vancouver. This road is at tho present  time constructing a road from Spokane to its present southern terminal; at Republic, Wash., and  with tho other charters in this  province which they hold, will  have a lino direct to Vancouver  from Spokane.  It is stated that an adjnet*r.eut  of the different charters will bo applied for at tho next session of the  Dominion house, giving the necessary powers all under ono charter,  and that work will bo pushed in  tho construction of the line from  Midway as fast aa possible. The  construction of this road will mean  Precious Metal.  Louis Jacquot, ef Jacquot Bros.,  who are operating ou Burwash  creek, arrived in town Saturday  with 125 ounces of gold taken  from their claim, and about 15  ounces belonging to a neighbor on  Burwash. The 125 ounces represents only a portion of tho cleanup  of the Jacquot Bros, for the season.  The news brought from Burwash creek by Jacquot is in line  with what has beem coming in all  spring, and a good yield of tho yellow metal''may"be "expected frorii  that creek between now and the  freeze u p.  Clark, Ericson, Arp and Ashum  are putting a big crew to work on  their property and- will be washing  up constantly as long as water  ruup, which will be late in the fall.  Jacquot has purchased seven  tons of freight since coming to  town and already Captain Tom  Smith of the Frontiersman is  freighting it up the Tahkini river,  a distance of about sixty miles to  Mendenhall landing, from which  place it will be freighted on to  Burwash by teams.������������������Whitehorse  Weekly Staj.  I SS������3������e������S S9������������������������������������ ������8&&&4G3i 3  Western Float!  Kaslo is bound to be heard from.  The boys in that city have organized a band.  The hum of the mowing machine  is hoard around Bridesville.  Captain Edward Newman was  killed near Conconulty by his team  running away.  Col. Dewey will soon resume  operations on the Q,. S. mine near  Loomis.  Nighthawk wants a doctor, a  shoemaker and a blacksmith.  In Mission City eggs are 35 bents  a dozen and potatoes 82 a sack.  James Gilker of Nelson was in  New Michel the other day looding  at the prospects for starting a  clothing store.  Fernie may some day be the  Pittsburg of Canada.  The earthquakes shook Mexico  last week.  M'irvin Hamilton died in Victoria last week. For many years  he was Hudson's Bay company's  manager in different parts of the  province.  It"is estimated that tho wheat  yield in the Canadian Northwest  will reach *100,000 bushels this  year.  In the Slocan sixteen men are  working on the WTestmount aud  another strike of rich ore has recently been made. Frank Griffith  the manager, has gone east to undergo a surgical operation for internal trouble.  The Fern mine, eleven miles  ffom Nelson, is to resume operations. There is a 10-stamp mill  on the property.  It is reported that the B C. Copper Co. will test some properties  near Kamloops with the diamond  drill.  Over eighty men are now employed at tho Snowshoe and the  shipments are between GOO and 700  tons daily.  Heavier rails are to be laid on  the Mother Lode railway spur,  oyervwhichj;ho ore is transported  has a reputation for veracity, says  a citizen .'of .that town .killed a hen  the' other day, in the crop of which,  was found a small  hardware store '  embracing six 22 cartridge ends, -'.  2  brass rings,  10 carpet, tacks, a  .���������"���������olid   brass   knob   and   socket,   a  small  brass ball' and asmall wire ���������  staple.  Nelson  will spend $G,'000 to ad-'  vertise its resources.    Other cities  would do  well  to follow this ex- *  ample.  AcroPS the river from Waneta  Great Northern railway is surveying G,000 acres into small  blocks.  The Kamloops Sentinel is now ,  issued daily. This makes two .  dailies in the interior of B. C.  In   seven   weeks   68   buildings,  were erected in Prince Rupert at a  total   cost  of   ������94,<J00.      McRae  .  Bros, built one that cost $2,000.  Since John Houston sold his  paper in Prince Rupert the price  has been reduced from ������5 to SL a  year.  Premier McBride will visit  Prince Rupert upon August 16.  Duncan Ross was iu Prince Rupert last week.  M. M. Stephens has built a residence in Piince Rupert and expects his family this week.  At Gleichen, Alberta, Sun Calf,  a bad Indian, is reported to have  killed his brother, Old Bull, with  an axe.  J. A. Sizsr, a timber cruiser,  has found coal near Quats-ino. If  the coal is good it will be a great  benefit to the north end of Vancouver Island.  Leo Buchanan of Kaslo will  open a law office in Vancouver.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the blue  Pacific.  Hope to Coutlee.  For the past few dry8 there have  been reports of a race between the  C. P. R. aud tho Canadian Northern surveyors for a route down the  Fraser, where ib appears the C. P.  R. wants the south bank as well  as the north.  Now comes an apparently well-  authenticated report that Engineer  Bassett, who it will bo remembered  was in hero in the spring aud early  summer of 1905 locating tho. V.,  V. & E. from Hedley both ways,  is now iu the Coquihalla with a  large party, and tho belief is that  it is for tho C. P. R. ho is working.  Should this he so and tho C. P.  R. mean business there will be  high jinks in the Coquihalla, for  the G. N. R. will have to throw on  tho high gear if they expect to  keep tho C. P. R. from beating  them hollow in the race. With  tho link from Midway to Nicola  connected up and a route down the  Coquihalla to Hope tho C. P. R.  would hu-ve a cinch on tho Bouud-  ary-Coast passenger traffic.  Thus it trauspires bit by bit that  the snail pace maintained in build-  tho V., V. & E. during the past  four years has been tho means of  hatching up numorous difficulties  that would never have been heard  of if the work had heeu pushed  vigorously to completion.  With the cherished scheme of a  joint route down the Coquihalla  for the V.', V. & E. and the C. N.  R. that valley was to bo a veritable  vale of amity suggestive of tho  millennium itself: but the V., V,  & E. tarried too long and Dan  Mann's men went nosing down the  Fraser, and its a result of the i lieu rflimi we havo Bassett's O, P. R.  hraves .in war paint war paint  waiting only tho leadership of  Genoral Fred McLaino to make  the Coquihalla welkin ring with  bloody war-whoops.���������Hodloy Gazette.  WWd^ws^n^^MayjraJ^flpjitJ^  to'the smelter at'Greenwood.  -���������-Fof'the-firs'G six"fnonths ."of'this  year the Granby has produced  12,000,000 pounds of copper. The  ore treated produced an average of  24 pounds to the ton.  During this year the Granby has  made a profit of three cents upon  each pound of copper produced.  About a dozen men are working  at Mclntyre's sawmill, about two  miles from Phoenix.  The C. P. R. intends to electrify  its branch running into Phoenix.  The New Dominion Copper Co.  elected its officers and directors in  New York a few days ago.  E. A. Black, the jeweler, has  moved into his new Phoenix store.  He uow has one of the finest stores  in the province.  The Bonanza mine, near Boss-  bnrg, has resumed operations.  Charles DeBarro died at the  residence of D. McKay., in Otter  valley. He was one of the first  placer miners on Cranite creek.  In Walla Walla Sheriff Thorp  of Oroville had his nose broken by  a foul ball while looking at a bas3-  ball game.  The railroad is expected to reach  Princeton some time in November.  T. D. Brandon of Rossland has  bought an interest in tho'Coleman  Miner.  In Rossland Paulson Bros, have  sold their store to tho Union Co  Operative Co.  Idaho men have been inspecting  tho Poplar Creek camp with a view  to buying the Marquis & Gilbert  and other claims.  The Okanagan peach crop is a  failure this season owing to the  severo frost last winter.  In Vancouver Police Magistrate  Williams fined himself So and  'costs for speeding an auto on the  street.  Carl Haud, formerly manager of  tho Payne in the Slocan, inspected  the Nickel Plato near Hedley a  short time ago.  A steamboat is now running on  the Ncchaco river and Fraser lake.  Chief Hidson of Kelowna is ill  in  Vancouver  with typhoid fever.  Tho'lblack haud" has shown up  iu Michel.  T. Dale, who lost his arm some  time ago while working on the Dominion dredge at Nakusp, has entered action in the exchequer court  to recover $5,000 damages. He  was offered $200 and tho position  of watchman on tho dredge in compensation for his injuries, but refused to take it.  The Dominion TruutCo. has purchased $5,000 acres of land iu the  Nicola valley at a price of $50 an  acre. It is iutouded to provide an  adequato irrigation system and  subdivide tho property for fruit  growing.'  '.Xii!  Tells of North.  John Simpson, who at one time  taught school here, but lately of  Athabasca Landing, was in town  this week on his way-to Grand  Forks where ho has 27 acres of  fruit land requiring his attention.  Mr. Simpson has been in Athabasca,  Lauding nearly a year and during  that time he obtained a great deal  of information concerning the  country north of Edmonton. ,* Mr.  Simpson eaid :      .  "At thc Landing there are Cv3  stores, a -large hotel,.a ,newspaper  ������mi&m&mmm  and -a   branch   of   the. Imperial-  Bank.    The hotel, the  bank and  the newspaper are the most northerly in America east of the Rockies.    Athabasca   Landing   is   105  miles north of Edmonton by stago  and is on the southern bank of the  Athabasca river,   which  is" navigable for   steamboats.    It is   ex-  p2cted that the Canadian Northern  railway  will   soon    be   extended  northward to the Landing.  " It is too early to go there now,  however, as it cost3 nine cents per  pound to have groceries taken  from Edmonton to S������. John. It is  expected that a branch will bo  built from the main line of the G.  T. P. to the head of navigation on  the Peace river and this will place  the entire Peace River country  within easy reach of Prince Rupert.���������Moyie Leader.  Everybody is more or lass suspicious of a suspicious man.  Riches of Ingenica.  Looking for a new and feasible  route into the Ingenica country,  which it is proving itself a camp  of surpassing richness, S. R. Mc-  Clinton of Vancouver, president of  the Ingenica-Finlay River Development company, is in Edmonton.  Mr. McClinton represents the largest company operating in the new  goldfields. Tie owns 2G claims on  McConnell creek, and is already  shoveling $.15 a day. ne saj's all  the supplies will go via Edmonton  in future and that the strike is tho  richest discovered in North America and will soon attract thousands  of gold seekers.  Tho Columbia cigar is a largo  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  Tho doctors have discovered that  what is vulgarly known as the  "blues," is nothing more nor less  than a disease, and is caused by a  defective circulation in the cells  of tho brain cortev. From an  article in tho British Health Review it appears the blues are frequently caused by a.defective circulation, and is Aggravated by any  weakness of the heart. Anydinf  that causes a had' circulation may  bring it on. When the circulatio'i  is bad the brain cortex is never  quite normal, says tho Review.  This scion ti lie face is really the e.x-  plouation of tho idea bhabMay is  the unlucky mouth for marriage,  for iu that month wo meet with  the worst circulation in the brain,  and consequently greater depression and bad temper.  The White Ilouso Cafe in Nelson is next tor tho postoffice, right  in tho heart of the city and in  noted for ifca excellent coffee and  ahrot orders. Visitors to the city  should not fail to drop in aud have  mm?* HE   LEDGE.   GREENWOOD.   BRITISH .COLUMBIA.  i  Coolness!  ?      By EDGAR WELTON COOLEY.      ?  I  _ I  }     Copyright, 1008, by E. W. Cooley.      }  ��������� ���������  bell  "CHRISTIE'S" SALES.  you icnow. I'm tired. Yon sec, I was  out to the lodge Inst night. Do you  lielong io uny lodge? No? Well, tlio  union, then���������you belong to the union,  of course?"  "I  see  very  plainly." said the man  resolntelv. "thnt you do not intend to       .          give me"llnit money peacefully. Guess j London, have been almost a national  I'd belter"-                ��������� j institution.    During a period of over  WUv. my dear sir," responded Peter!':1  h"������dref- and  forty years the> fash-  ,-','..      ,,.'���������',    .    ..'ionable   world   has   gathered   at   itie  Romance   Clings     to   World's    Most  Famous  Auction   Rooms.  For generations  thc  famous Satur-  rlnv   afternoon  sales   at "Christie's,"  sale   rooms,   through   which   some  ot  tR-R-rt-IXO!"   sounded   a  shrilly in tbe stillness.  Peler Qulggles opened  his  eyes   with a start,  then  sat  bolt upright and stared.   Not four feet  from  him stood a  man  with a mask  over his eyes.   lie was holding a dark  lantern, flashing the light glaringly In  Peter's face.  "How dare you," began the man with  the mask, offended���������"bow dare yon set  un alarm clock to go off at the very  moment   I'm   ransacking   the   bouse?  D'ye want to scare tne to death?  How  do you  know but  I   might be subject  to heart failure or something anil that j  tbe siuIiUmi fright"��������� i  "I���������I'm sorry," began  Peter humbly, i  'I   didn't  mean   to  disturb you,    I���������I ,  can't sleep comfortably on one side all ,  tbe I Imp, you know, and 1 have to set |  the alarm to awaken me so 1 can turn I  over." i  "Oh!" said Ihe man apprebendlngly.  "Well, don't let II occur again." ,'  "I'll try not lo," replied Peter obllg .  lngly.   "Mill, you know," bo hesitated, '.  "you can't always (ell about Hint clock  ,  You can't always anticipate Its behav- i  lor.    It Is a  vary nbsentmlnded clock i  and possesses some  very peculiar no ;  tions of its own.   lienlly it is the most  aggravating clock you ever saw.   Why.  once I  set the alarm  for *l o'clock  in  tbe morning. I wished to go to the station to meet my uncle, you know.   He  was n very rich bachelor, with no immediate family. Mesicles, lie was in exceedingly poor health.   And, would you  believe it, that miserable clock betrayed the confidence imposed in It?"  "And   your   uncle?"   asked   llie   man  Interested ly.  "My uncle was compelled to hunt me  up and ring us out of bed.   It was very  embarrassing.    Of course   we  bad   to  make some kind of an explanation  But unfortunately, you know, my wife  and I had no opportunity to consult  together. We told entirely different  stories. That made my uncle suspicious."  "Naturally." said tbe man.  "Then, to make matters worse," resumed Peter, with a sigh, "my uncle  was a chronic story teller, one of those  people who take a frenzied delight i:i  relating a long narrative with a joke  at the end of it���������the kind of a joke,  you know, that you don't really laugh  at until the next day."  "I understand," said the r"nn, taking a seat on the edge of the bed resignedly. "I've heard them kind of  jokes myself. 1 call 'em vaccination  jokes. They have a point to 'em all  right, but they don't take until later.  Besides, they are pretty near as bad  ns having the smallpox."  The man chuckled softly. "Well."  Teter continued, "at breakfast that  morning this uncle of mine told one of  his stories. It was during the days  when nearly everybody had one ot  those silly little things they called  chestnut bells. You remember?"  "Perfectly," said the man.  "Well, at the very moment my uncle sprang bis joke and leaned back to  enjoy our mirth that clock���������that un-  regenerate, malicious clock"��������� Peter  laughed long and loudly.  ���������'Don't!" cried the man In a hoarse  whisper, glancing affrightedly about.  "You'll arouse the household."  "There isn't anybody else in this  part of the house," reassured Peter,  "but my wife, asleep In the next  room, and she's deaf, you know. Really she is so deaf that I can wear a  red necktie, green checkered trousers  and a purple vest and come home any  hour of the night without awakening  her."  "You're lucky," said the man, "and  being lucky"���������  "Lucky!" repeated Peter. "I'm so  lucky"���������  "Never mind about that," Interrupted tlie man.   "I was just going to remark that 1 never saw a lucky man i you were saying"���������  ���������who didn't have money."  "Money?" replied Peter. "Of course  I hnve money. Really, I've got so  much money that I can't fall down  without breaking a bill, you know.  Once I"-  "Just hand It over, then," Interposed  the man with the mask comrnandiugly.  "Do I understand that you wish me  to   hand   my   money   over  to   you?" i  queried Peter cautiously.  "That's what' I remarked," replied  the man, "and you'd better be quick  about It If you don't want"���������  "My dear sir," said Peter Impressively, "as oue who has speculated more  naively,   "1   haven't  refused,   have   I?  Really I beg your pardon if I have np-|. the mogt , ��������� ,.    y-lued arl treasures  poured   backward   In   complying   w|t": ||.|V*o passed.  your most natural and reasonable re-j   'History   has   been  made,  thc   map  quest.   I am not unmindful, you know, | 0f    J5ur0pe   has   changed,   wars   and  that you are at ibis moment a guest in  my house, and I certainly meant no  disrespect. How much money do you  want?"  "All   you   have,"   replied   tbe   man  griitlly.  "Kut. my dear sir," protested Peter  humbly, "if you could just manage to  get -along wllh a trllle less���������just a  trlllo. vou know-perhaps some time in j f, .....������������������  the luture 1 can repay your kindness -  and consideration. You see, tomorrow  morning before  breakfast  is  the day  and the hour when our cook expects; chesterfield drove to one in a stato  her week's wages. Possibly you lack j coach, drawn by six horses, and -*et  ihe experience that would enable you   the fash-ion  rumors of wars have startled the nations, but every Saturday afternoon  a gathering, of art lovers has assembled to forget the outside .world for n  while.  Here havo been seen all the famous  men of the time, the dandies in their  day, fastidious, perhaps knowing that  regular attendance at ("Christie's"  ave thorn a reputation for "culture-';  artists, poets, princes  from all lands, millionaires from  America���������all have known the Saturday sales, since the day when   Lord  OVER 1400 PUBLICATIONS IN  CANADA  lo thoroughly understand Hie situation,  but really, you know, I cannot imagine  any position more embarrassing In  whieli a man could be placed than to  be forced to face bis cook on such a  momentous occasion without a cent In  his pocket, and my cook unfortunately  is a- very robust cook. Itcnlly I shud*  der to even think of such a predicament."  "To thunder with the cook!" replied  llie man shortly. "1 want to know it  you're going to"���������  "And. then, (here are (he gas man  and. the Iceman," resumed Peter. "Ot  course I realize that you have nearly  as much claim upon my money as they  have���������really it is rather uiflicult to discriminate between you���������but it wouldn't  he jusl right, you know, to give you alt  the money and not save a cent for tbe  other holdup men. now, would it? Of  course I understand that between you  all you will get all my money anyhow,  and I'm really not much concerned  who gets the most, only I don't want  to appear partial, you know."  "You can do just as you please," replied tlie man determinedly. "You  have your choice between giving tne  all your money and taking the consequences. I'm not here for my health,  I tell you."  "Oh, well, if you feel that way nbout  it," said Peter resignedly, "you'll find  my trousers on a chair at the foot of  the bed. My purse is in the right hip  pocket."  The man with the mask walked to  the chair, slipped Ids hand in the pocket  indicated and pulled out a black wallet. Emptying the contents upon tbe  bed, be counted them deliberately.  "See here," he said indignantly,  "there is only ?10.24 here!" ,  "What!" gasped Peter breathlessly,  leaping out upon the floor. "How-  much���������did you say?"  "Ten dollars and twenty-four cents,"  replied tlie man.  "Are you sure?" demanded Peter in  an agony of despair. "Are you certain  you haven't made a mistake?"  "No," said the man. "That's all there  is."  "Oh, dear, dear!" wailed Peter. "I  see it all. I didn't want to believe it,  but I guess it must be true. It really  is too bad. 1 don't see why she did  it. She might have known"���������  "She?" said tho man. "Who?"  "My wife," replied Peter tearfully.  "I am exceedingly sorry, but she beat  yon to it, you know."  "Well," said the man, rather disappointedly, "I reckou this will have to  do then.   But next time"���������  "Pardon me," interrupted Peter, who  had followed him to the door, "but  really I am afraid you will fall down  the stairs. It is so dark behind that  lantern. Wait. I will turn on the light.  There; now you can watch me and see  where you are going at the same time."  "Thank you," said the man, backing  slcwly down the stairs, his revolver  still in his hand. "As I was going to  remark, I never met anybody who waa  qnite"-  *'No; thnt isn't right," said Peter.  "You have to turn that small knob  first. There; that unlocks the door. But  "I was going to say," again began  the man, looking up at Peter, but placing one hand behind him an.d pulling  open the door, "that I never"���������  But two policemen suddenly sprang  through the door and pinioned the  man's arms behind his back.  "Really, I am sorry." grinned Peter,  "but I guess yon will have to finish  your sentence In Jail, won't you? You  see. that bell was a burglar alarm.  You rang It when you entered my  room, and unfortunately, you know. It  Some have watched their own treasures, mnybo heirlooms which only  grim necessity could have made'thorn  sell, pass from their possession for  ever in these rooms.  That is tho tragic side of life, as  seen at a great sale. During the  French Revolution many emigrant  nobles saw their family treasures  fought over by English bidders in  those rooms.  What a tale thc famous rostrum  could tell about these Saturday gatherings !  But at last a change has been made.  After this month the famous sales are  to take place on  Friday.  Spring and motor-car have combined to allure the fashionable world  away from London at the end of the  week, so one moro conservative institution becomes modified and changed.    The experiment was  first  made  .According to the 1009 Edition of the  Canadian Newspaper Directory, just  out, Canada and Newfoundland can  boast of 135 daily papers, 1015 weekly  or semi-weekly, 202 monthly or semimonthly, and 14 published lcs3 frequently.  These figures can be relied on, as  the Canadian Newspaper Directory is  published by tlie oldest and largest  Advertising Agency in the Dominion,  A. McKim, Limited, of Montreal and  Toronto. This is the Sixth Edition'of  their Directory, which fills a very real  need in Canada, and deserves a place  on the desk of every business man.  whether he is an advertiser or not.  Tn addition lo listing and describing  Canadian periodicals, tho Directory  supplies a comprehensive gazetteer  giving the population, the chief industries, the railway, telegraph, hanking  facilities, and olher interesting features of every newspaper city, town  nnd village in Canada.  The hook contains over 4.10 pages  Tt is splendidly bound and is certainly  a credit alike lo the publishers and to  Canadian newspapers generally.  A.-McKim, Limited, are particularly  well qualified lo edit and publish this  the standard hook of reference, on  Canadian publications. Thoy arc the  pioneers in the Advertising Agency  field in tlio Dominion, the McKim  Agency having been founded in Montreal in .lanuary, 1830, twenty years  ago, hy Mr. .Anson McK'ini, who is  still nt the head of (he business.  During all this lime thoy have boon  the acknowledged loaders in (his line  in Canada, and llio Agency business  has been developed from a very small  beginning���������then performing only tho  fund ions of the middle man���������to n  very large producing enterprise which  runs into thc millions.  Years ago McKims recognized that  one of the requisites for successful advertising is a thorough knowledge of  advertising mediums, and they began  the publication of the Canadian News  WHEN THE LANDMARK GOES.  FLOATING PALACES.  last year, and having proved sue- | papol* Directory which is now recog*  cossful is lo be tried again this n\7j0i] as (,]ln nloat, complete and accu  spring, rate work of the kind published.  Volumes might, of course, be writ-       T]lfl pricfs  cxpi.ess or postage pro-  ten   about   the   pictures  and   articles    p^j^ js $2.00.  of   art   that   have   been   sold   in   the  famous rooms..  Perhaps the most sensational sale  that ever took place, from tbe mere  money standpoint, was that of the  Hamilton Palace collection.  On that occasion the auctioneer  was engaged for seventeen days before, the entire collection had been  sold, and at the end of the sale a sum  of close on $2,000,000 had been  realized.  The landscape  looks  so  strange  When an old-time landmark goes;  Tho eyes perplexed, do range  Where once its outlines rose,  Tt always leaves a gap���������  A hole in a well-known map;  The world' doth meet mishap  When an old landmark goes.  Was it a tree���������a pine���������  Or a shanty on a hill?  Was it a castle fine,  Oi' only an old grist mill?  Tt matters not;  I pause  To mourn for it, because  The world's not what it was  When an old-time landmark goes.  Or was it a good old man,  To all the,,country dear,  Who, .when "our land  began  Her great career,  came here?  No more we'll see his face,  Last of a noble race,  And none shall take his place .  When the old-time landmark goes.  r .     '  Or was't an ancient Faith  That shored up humun souls?  Tt stood, so hist'ry saith,  Where yon dark mist-cloud rolls.  In vain it battled sneers  And   the  encroaching years;  No wonder men shed tears  When an old-time landmark goes.  Or was't a pennant scrolled  With many a splendid name,  That heavenward did  unfold  A meteor flag of flame?  Another takes its place���������  Flag of an alien race I  Tbe partiot hides his face  When the old-time landmark goes.  My  son,  good  counsel  take:  A landmark thou mayst be,  For lo, our God may make  A semaphore of thee!  So well your vigil keep,  That when you fall asleep  They'll miss you, and will weep  When the old-time landmark goes!  THE KHAN.  EXPENSIVE  HUNTING.  THE LUMBER KING.  Story of a Visit to J. R. Booth^Ot-  tawa's Multi-Millionaire.  At the age of eighty-three John R.  Booth, the Ottawa millionaire, is still  attending to business and pushing  along his large enterprises. In a very  interesting sketch of Mr. Booth in  The Canadian Collier's, Paul E. Bil-  key writes: "One day there arrived  at the little red brick Booth office, at  the Chaudiere, two visitors.   One was  Galloys of the  Hindoo  Rajahs on tho  Ganges River.  Notwithstanding the fact that India  has for many years been  under the  rule of England,  the conditions and \ a financial agent of Ottawa and the  manner   of   living   hnve   not   greatly j other  was  Sir  Robert  W.  ?erks   of  a , ,     ,,__->_._,_. I London, England.      Sir Robert had  nt, .      , ., . ..    ��������� changed In many parts of It.   Cn tho .     . ,   ,.^     Georgian Bay canal char-  Other great sales were those of the j Ganges river In  the northwest prov- j tor ttnd nn arnjfui 0f Mexican fran-  ll'Tom   J^   t\������v    T  ��������� i!   \.    ������"   I'-ccb  the  tourist  will  see,  If  ho  ap- ! chises.   He was arrayed as he would  $51o,200   was   realized;   the   llanley ;_  n _ o rM_f Mmo f(m j be n���������|iyed for a Threadneedle street  ! conference, a topper, a morning coat,  snmo type of craft that carried pilgrims to this most sacred of Hindoo  cities hundreds of years ago. These  nre floating palaces or magnificent galleys on which rajahs Journey to Ben  ares and which serve as a test of thcli  Hall collection, which  brought $750  000; and the Lyne Stephens collection,  which was sold for $537,200.  Among lhe great pictures sold in  recent times in this art market of  the world may be mentioned Gainsborough's   "Maria   Walpole,"   which  was   knocked   down   at  $63,555; Rae- ,   ,_���������-_������������������. \  burn's  portrait  of   his  wife,  $43,500; I',,., ��������� 1I(V      ... ,f  Turner'.! "Rape of Europa," $33 600   I    These snllcyb differ hardly an  iota  and   Rubens'   "Madonna   and , Child | from tho vessels  ll8ed  for the  snn,e  with St. John," $37,195. ; P*J<Tose by rajahs who died centuries  There are romances also of pictures : l-n6t* Inerusti-d with gold, sliver and  that have been picked up for very : pearl and decorated with tapestries  small sums, and when sent to I embroidered with precious metals aud  "Christie's" have brought small for- ��������� Jewels, these -wonderful modern-au-  tunes to the lucky owners. "The ��������� dent vessels lend a festive touch to  Stanhope Children" was.one of these the river scene. But their sumptuous-  lucky finds. One man became pos- ' ness does not prevent tlio richest rajah  sessed of it for the sum of $147, and wIlo possesses one from bathing iu the  sold it at "Christie's" for $23,000. ' Bnme wnteri surrounded by 500.00Q  nfn������i ,?.r. vvUfi Hopp"e,'sP0,trait; poorer Pilgrims, even though the anion t wS rffS6 (or.J,12V-"!r cred river Is thus piously tilled with  when it was offered at Christie s < , . . , . ' ,. , ,��������� ���������,���������, ���������,,  obtained $34,000 for it I myriads of microbes.   And he will fill      - | grent Jars with the water In which the  Lord Wemyss's Golfing Fads.        I Plltfi'lnis have washed their bodies and  In spite of his ninety years, Lord drink It  Wemyss is still a keen golfer. He  was instrumental in starting the golf  club on Wimbledon Common about  18G2, but when it was made obligatory  by a bylaw of the Wimbledon Conservators for the golfers to wear a  red coat, Lord Wemyss rebelled, and  his set of clubs still stands in mute  resignation in his locker, tied round  with a piece of twine. Objection to  the wearing of the red coat was not  the only golfing peculiarity of Lord  Wemyss. He strongly objected to the  employment of irons as cutting up the  turf. To obviate the scarring of the  links with irons, he invented a new  approaching wooden club with a brass  sole and a lofted face, which he humorously christened "The Unionist."  On being asked to give a reason for  the name, he wittily answered, "Because it does not wear the green."  In contrast to these floating palaces  are the barges of: the poorer classes.  The system of caste in India imposes  upon the rlverrnan the obligation of  living on the water as his ancestors  lived, so his shabby looking craft Is  also his home. Usually he has In his  tloatlng house a Binall chapel dedicated  to a secondary divinity who personifies  tho river on which he exists.���������Popular  Mechanics.  ABSENTMINDED.  gloves, cane, shiny shoes, all befitting a man with a million or-two behind him. He made his way into the  red brick building and announced  that he was there to sec Mr. J. R.  Booth. Mr. J. R. Booth was out. Sir  Robert said he would wait. After he  -had waited a while there appeared  in the office a man who clearly had no  business to be butting into the sanctum sanctorum where a couple of  capitalists were about to talk millions  to one another. He had on a long  whitish duster and a pair of builder's  mitts and there was red dust all over  him. It was with difficulty that Sir  Robert Perks, of London, finally admitted to himself the possibility that  this old man, who, unless all tokens  lied, had been laying bricks, was  J. R. Booth, lumber king and reputed possessor of forty million dollars.  It was Booth all right, and the London magnate found himself being  overhauled by the keen blue eye of  the man in the duster. When he began to talk high finance the man who  The Cost of Ex-President Roosevelt's  ��������� Trip Into Africa.  Before Theodore Roosevelt may lift'  his gun to shoot when he lands on the  African continent he niust obtain a license at a cost of $250, which,will entitle lilm to kill sixty animals. Among  these he may include two elephants-  (male only), two rhinoceroses, two hippopotamuses, two zebras (except the  mountain variety), two cheetahs, two  male ostriches,'two each of the large  species of antelope aud gazelle and' len  each of the smaller species, ten of each  species of wild pig and ten of rthe  smaller cats and jackals. ' ���������  The expense of the trip will be, very  great.^but should Mr. Roosevelt so desire he can defray every item of it  with the trophies of his hunt. The_  sportsman who is so fortunate as to  secure a -white rhinoceros may dispose  of it for a small fortune.-. Full or half  grown animals delivered alive at the  Uganda railway will bring a varying  price of from $100 to $333.  Mr. Roosevelt will not be restricted  in the number of lions, leopards and  crocodiles he may shoot, but the wild  ass, the secretary bird, storks and  okapl aro by law made safe from his  gun..  The president will be equipped with  the most modern patterns of llrearms.  The rifles, shotguns and pistols which  he will lake with him would bo sufli-  clcnt to stock 'a small armory. Chief  among his weapons will be the 35 caliber automatic Remington, which is capable of stopping anything from a tiger to an elephant. It carries five cartridges in (lie magazine, which go in  on a clip, and when fired the rifle automatically loads and cocks Itself.  When the bullet strikes an animal it  mushrooms and crumples every bone it  may lilt. A soft nosed bullet would be  discharged from such a rifle with sufficient force to penetrate ten inches of  solid oak or five-sixteenths of an inch  of steel armor plate and would .go  through ordinary cast steel as easily  as through a soft pine board.  In his complement of weapons will  also be a number of 303"caliber rifles  and in all probability an English express rifle of 000 caliber. Tho overland journey after Mr. Roosevelt arrives in Africa will ��������� cost him about  $13,000, his retinue of servants consisting of 100 porters and gun bearers.  There will also be five white men In  the parly, including the president's  son Kerinit.  Mr. Roosevelt will be a guest of the  king of Uganda when he reaches this  region iu Africa, and the town band  at Entebbe will serenade him with  their tomtoms and dried hone clappers and other native Instruments.���������  Van Norden's Magazine.  wffim  THIS IS IT I  The  soap  that saves  you work, and saves  you money without injury  to hands  or  article.  Sunlight Soap '  turns wash-  .tub    drudgery  Into   pleasure.  Oeta bar of Sunlight  to-day and try.  ,--  -Appropriate  "I wouldn't invite her. She'll throw  a wet blanket on the affair."  "That's all right. It's going to he  a linen shower, you know."-  Tie arose in tho crowded nisle. "I  could not think of depriving you if  your scat," she sweetly said. "Pray  keep it." He sat down again. "Very  well, if you insist upon it, ma'am,*'  ho. said in a resigned voice. "But T'vo  already been carried by my street.''���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Anybody's Darling  Male Voice���������Hello! ' '  Female Voice���������Hello!  Male Voice���������Ts this you, darling?  Female Voice���������Yes; who are,you.-  Yonkers Statesman.  Sympathy '  , Office Boy���������I'm vei'y glad to say the  editor ain't in. ���������  Toot���������Glad, did you say?  Office Boy���������Yes; I kinder like your  face and I wouldn't like to see it  spoilt.'  Footpads  On  Green���������Tt seems to me that Herlock,  the detective, is taller than he was  a few months ago.  Brown���������Possibly he has got on to  some footpads.  A  woman  can  make a  lot -of men  friends by being a rich widow.  Modest Marconi.  It is a somewhat curious fact perhaps that as a boy Mr. Marcoul, the  value of whose system of wireless telegraphy has been so strikingly demonstrated by the saving of the passengers of the ill fated Republic, showed  little signs of cleverness. One of his  teachers, in fact, once said of him that  he could never learn anything bj*_  heart. Nevertheless he was only twenty-one when be began to startle tho  world with bis demonstrations of wireless telegraphy. In spite of his fame  Marconi is one of tlie most unassuming of men and hates demonstrations.  He was once recognized while walking  in Rome. Immediately a cheering  crowd assembled. Marconi bolted into  what he thought was an empty carriage    But  it contained a  lady,  who  was too frightened to expostulate. The  had been laying bricks met him on j inventor quickly made his apologies,  his own ground. Sir Robert went j and lhe lady allowed him to remain  back to the club and released a crisp   unt*i tnpv  were rreo 0f tue crowd.���������  .Owing to tho steadily Increasing  cost of fine Ceylon teas ouch, as aro  sold to the public under tha brand  It has been found necessary to advance the prices of these teas to the  grocer. Consequently the consumers  wilt have to pay a correspondingly Increased price, but undoubtedly they  will be willing to do this In order lo gat  the finest tea the world produces.  "Fly Flyaway"  For HORSES.  if,  Fly Flyaway"  For CATTLE.  A Question the College Professor Could  Not Decide Himself.  There Is a highly esteemed professor'  In one of the big colleges who is even  ! more nbsentuiirided than most genius-  | es.   Ills son la a student In the same  I college.   At the beginning of a lecture  i to   his  class  one   morning  a   look  of  perplexity  overspread   the  professor's  Is connected with an automatic device ,   .   , -        ,   ,        ,  L.  at the police station. They were rather j d,e<*  cure������ ,'v������sJosl-. ,?,ld.. th,e . ,Jm,n  A Feat of Navigation,  Capt. Harden, of the British steamer Alleghany, 2,789 tons, .recently j Pen--������������y ovewpreuu -���������������> i"-���������*-  brought his ship safely into Trinidad i face* n,,d ul8 hearers noted that his  after a most trying experience. The j thoughts seemed to be wandering from  steamer sailed from New York on j the subject ho was discussing. At  Jan. 27 for the River Plate with a I length lie paused for a moment and  full cargo of considerable value and a j quietly requested that his sen be sum.  consignment of specie amounting to i n)0ned without delay. The young stu-  $1,000,000. Terrible weather was niel I dent 8tartled by such an unusual mes-  with, during which the whole of the I gag0 from h|a f)ltl)er> hllstened to him.  long corning, but I trust you found my  or less successfully, I beg to give you i companionship agreeable.' I certainly  a little timely advice." ; did my best to entertain you."  "See here," said the man Irritably, "I I "Say." said the man, submitting  ain't going to waste any moro time l quietly to the officers, "you lied to me  with you.    I've wasted too much al- | about the  Iceman, didn't you?   Your  wife don't need no Ice when she's got  a  cold storage plant for a  husband.  You're the coolest"���������  Rut  thc  patrol   wagon   was rolJuifr  a way.  ready."  "Why, so you have," remarked Peter  thoughtfully, "hut you see it Isn't exactly my fault! I didn't Invite you  here, and, really, I'm not Insisting upon  your staying, you know. Maybe you're  waiting for me to order you out?"  "Well, you are cool," said the man  admiringly,  "Of course I'm cool." replied Peter.  "It's very convenient to be cool sometimes���������on a cold winter's night, for instance. You see, your wife won't put  her feet against you If you are cool."  The man with the mask laughed softly, then arose to his feet "Look here,"  ho said, "are you going to give me that  money or ain't you? I've got a gun In  ray hand, It's pointing at you, It's loaded, and my finger is on the trigger."  "It certainly Is very kind of you to  warn me of my danger," replied Peter  gratefully. "The light of your lantern  blinds me so that I had not noticed  you had u gun. But, really, won't you  please point It in some other direction?  It makes me nervous, you know, and  shaft was broken. All hands from  captain to cook joined in the attempt  to repair the shaft. This work was  finished in a fashion in nine days,  and the steamer was then able once  more to crawl slowly ahead. She is  now lying in the harbor wailing the  receipt from England of the uiiiter  iid's necessary for repairs. The gold  has been landed and placed in safe  keeping.  A Wonderful "Coo."  Some of the tenants of a Scotch  nobleman noted for his temperance  principles were Using entertained oik;  day at dinner. 'I hrire were plenty of  aerated water and milk for them, but  nothing stronger. One of the farmers,  who knew by experience what to ex  pud, had provided himself with u  flask of ruin and, unknown to a brother fanner, poured a generous quantity into the glass of milk which his  neighbor' had elected to drink, Irr  due time the unsuspecting fanner put  the glass to his lips and seemed to  enjoy it so that he never stopped till  he finished it. Then he turned to his  friend and remarked, "Hech, man,  Tamnias, what a coo I"���������London  Answers,  Tho Five Kakkas.  . .,   ,     A  set of  regulations,  intended   to  when I get nervous my memory falls   distinguii.li the Sikhs irrevocably from  rae quite suddenly.    I   might  forget    those around them,  wiih the ndo of  where I put ray money. I always experience considerable trouble in remembering wlrut I do with all my  money anyhow."  "Come, come," said the man. "Hand  It over. Fork It out.' I can't stay here  arl night   I want to be going."  "Since you speak of It," replied Peter wearily, "I really wish you would  .."���������..        ;   bo,   I would enjoy going back to sleep*  f������'?lrAlW7*.'l!mW  Quaint Ceremony. j  About sixty Chinamen proceeded to j  the graves of two reermtly-buried C? I  lestials in Anfleld "cemetery, Liver- |  pool, Krig. A gigantic tray carried by  four ���������Chinamen', 'and containing foods,  including a fully-grown roast*.*d pit?  decorated with rod rosettes, cooked  fowls, beefsteaks, oranges, and sweets,  was brought on the scone. A bottle  or two of Scotch whisky, flanked wifi  egg cups and liqueur glasses, were also placed on one of the graves. The  spirit was plentifully poured upon  the meats and rice was sprinkled upon the grave, and afterwards joss-  sticks, paper offerings, and boxes of  crackers wore burnt, The explosion  of the fireworks made a lively diversion in the otherwise solemn proceedings.  A Bell of Ale.  That celebrated and eccentric character Dr, Sniriiiel Parr, O.D., prebendary of St. Paul's, was for forty years  curate of Hntton, South Warwickshire. To his cure and liberality Hat-  ton parish church owes much of its  the Five  Kakkas,   ft very Sikh must  havo with him five things beginning  with the letter "k"���������viz., kesa (long beauty and to his name rnoitt of its  hair), kangha (a sword) and kacha I fame. He endeavored lo make Hal-  (breochoH -reiiolilng to lhe knno). The ton bolls "the most musical peel in  purpose o these rules wbh that every Warwickshire," and when a now bell  Sikh should avoid yhnvliig, nri do Mo-1 waH added there were grout rejoicings.  hammedariH and Hindoos, and Hltould { The boll, with a capacity of sovonty-  be constantly armed and free from ; three gallons, was filled with "good  the long garments that might Impede j nl0(������ ond thla WflH consumed by tho  him In a flght, villaKoru.-Loridon Standard.  expecting to Ond him dead or dying.  The professor had not finished his lecture by the Hmo his son arrived and  was explaining things In his usual  clear and convincing manner. At last  tho son succeeded In attracting his father's attention, and this extraordinary dialogue took place:  "John, I am surprised," growled tho  distinguished educator. "What do you  mean by Interrupting me In this way?"  "Why, father, don't you remember?  You sent for mc to come at once."  "Oh, yes, to bo sure. Now I recollect. It was my fear of annoying your  mother. You know how It distresses  her, dear soul, If I fall to appear at  my meals. I got thinking about this  when I started lecturing this morning,  and I sent for you to set my doubts at  rest. John, please tell mo have I had  my breakfast yet this morning?"���������New  York Press.  norrors ot rvnnsxreisy.  "Uistah-Mlslnh Walkah, kin yo'  toll-kin yo' tell me de dlff-de dlff-  unco 'tween n cream pltcliah���������'tween a  cream pltchnli, yo' know���������Jes' n cream  pltcliah nn' a���������wot yo' keep cream In  on do breakfus' table���������nn' a-klii yo'  tell mo do dlfl"uncc, Mlstah Walkah?"  "No, (Jeorge, I can't toll you the difference between a crenin pitcher.  What Is the difference, Ceorge, between a cream pltcln.-rV"  "Why��������� why���������de udihih'rt a prim  creature, Ml.stnh Wiilknh, an' do ud"-  "LtulloH and gentlemen, there being  no popular ballad or apprnrji'lato vocal  selection to go with that one, I will  myself give you an Imitation of an Interlocutor firing n drunken black faco  comedian   off   the  Binge." ��������� Chicago  'IVIIinnn  W. N.U., No. 745.  t7t*~WI������  appreciation of the Booth capacity.  A Canadian In the U. S.  Among the many Canadians prominent in business and professional  life in the United States is Mr. Clive  T. Jaffray, formerly of Gait, Ont., and  .brother of the proprietors of The Reporter of that town. He is vice-  president of the First National Bank  of Minneapolis, the largest bank in  the Northwestern States, and a director of the Wisconsin Central Railway, whose line will be operated as  the Chicago division of the Soo road  controlled by the Canadian Pacific  Railway. With the assistance of two  other prominent bankers, one from  New York and one from Chicago, he  has-just finished the work of organizing the Pillsbury-Washburn Flour  Mills Co., in which British capitalists  have invested $5,000,000 and American capitalists a like sum. Mr. Jaffray started his banking career with  the Merchants Bank in Toronto in  1884. Later, he published The British-American of Chicago.  A Tiny Traveler.  Annie Brown, a five-year-old girl,  has just reached Calgary after a  journey of more than 5,000 miles  made iibsohitely"alone from the start  to finish, says Tho Calgary News.  During lhe trip she was well cared  for bv passengers on boats and trains  who became interested in her artless  story of how she was going to Canada to meet her daddy, who preceded  her eighteen months. Annie's father,  James Brown, is living on a homestead five miles south of Calgary and  could not spare the time to cross the  ocean to act as escort for his little  girl. Consequently ho decided to  have her make the long journey alone.  Wanted a Rebate.  Those are the days .when city folk  endeavor to find suitable and cheap  summer board for the women and  children, and.when father looks forward to a summer of lonesomeness or  of liberty as the case may bo.  A farmer living near Toronto had  enquiries made of him and named  his rates. He got a reply from the  Toronto family saying that the prices  he quoted woro not unreasonable.  "But," eontinuod the communication,  "our little boy does not eat butter,  and for that reason we think you  'should let uh have a rebate."     f  Lord Aylmer Turns Farmer.  Lord Avlmer, formerly Inspcdor-  Ooacral of Militia Forces, has moved  to Queen's Bay, Lake Kootenay, B.C..  with his "family. He has purchased  land on the lake shoie, which he intends to devote to the cultivation of  fruit.   Essentials of Oratory.  "I hnvo my speech nearly completed."  "I suppose you havo marshaled your  arguments In serried ranks?"  "No: I haven't taken up that part ot  It. But I have selected my anccdotoa."  ���������Washington Star. - -   ,  London Tit-Bits.  Tapestry and Velours. '  In selecting velours or tapestry cf  any description look at the'backing.  If you find a loose cotton weave you  may be sure that It will soon wear out.  The backing of good tapestry is  smooth and well finished, whereas the  cheap variety Is poorly backed.  The Suez Canal.  Of   the   eighty-eight   miles   of   the  Suez   canal   slxty-slx   were   cut  and  twenty-two aro lakes.  To Help the Settler.  Five parties have been sent into  the field by the Canadian Pacific to  complete the inspection of profitable  agricultural, fruit-growing, and timber areas in Southern British Columbia at an estimated cost of $25,000,  so that definite and reliable information may be at the disposal of intending settlers as to the land suitable  for development. Records of this,  inspection will be kept, probably at  Calgary.  The Fusil.  "Fusil" was the old name for the  flintlock to   distinguish   it   from tho  matchlock,  and  fusileers were those  who carried fusils.  Will  keep  the  flies  off.  apply.     Simply   keep   a  cloth moist with it, and wipe the ani  mal down.  Easy    to  sponge   or  $1.25  per  Gallon,  40c.  Quart.  $1.00 per Gallon in quantities.  Ask your storekeeper or write  Carbon Oil WorKs,  Limited,  WINNIPEG,  CANADA.  Manufacturers of    "COWL BRAND"  t. Oil Specialties.  Shoe Boils, Capped  Hock, Bursitis  &re hard io cure, yet  will romova tbem ind loare no bttm-  lihi Dooinot blUtur or rumoro"  tho hnlr. ( urei any puff or ���������nailing. Hon* enn  bo worked. $2.00 per bottlf ,dellvgr������d.Uoolc 8 D fr������t.  ABSOKniJfE, JR., (mankind, 11.00 bottlo.)  For Bolli. llratiea, Old Borti, Swalllngi, Gollr*,'  Varlcn������eVolnii. VarIcn������IM������������, ./lla������i Pain.  W. f- T0UHB, P.O.F.. 137 TiMUle St.. Sprtagllil-I, Man.  traiHS Lid., B.������lr.������l, CaaadUa ittnti.  Uit'.lniihi-I ���������> Mirtto Bolt i Wyimi Cg.. Wltiittfij;  Ut Haliaoil Drug i Chemical Ci., WinrJpag aid Ciliary;  ana' Htndtriaa Brat. C������. Ltd., Vaneauver. i    ' k - , ; '  5-:" .���������->-*;-  THE .LEDGE.   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  ANSWERED THE  LETTER.  Only, those who suffer from Piles  can know the agony, the burning,  throbbing, shooting, stabbing pains  which the ailment causes, and the  way it wrecks the sufferer's life.  Z-im-liult i-i blessed by thousands  who used to sutler from piles, but  whom it lias cured. One such grateful  p';rsoa ii Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, of  Greenwool Avenue, Toronto. She  says:���������" For four long years I suffered  acutely from bleeding piles. During  that time I spent an immense amount of  money on ' remedies ' nnd doctor'a prescriptions but (jot no rase. Zam-Buk  -.vas different lo everything else I had  tried, and it cured me I am grateful'  for the cure, and as I have never had  piles once since, I know the cure is  permanent."  Another thankful woman is Mrs. E.  A. Gardiner, of Catalina, Trinily Bay.  She says:���������"In my case Zam-Buk  effected a wonderful cure. For twelve  years I had been troubled wi.h blind,  bleediinr, and protruding piles. I had  been using various kinds of ointments,  etc , but never came across anything to  do me good until I tiied Zam-Buk, which  cured me. That this may be the means  of helping some sufferers from piles to  try Zam-Buk, is the wish of one who  has found great relief."  Zam-Buk is a purely herbal balm and  should be.in every home. -Cures cuts,  burns, bruises, eczema, ulcers, blood-  poisoning, prairie itch, sunburn, blisters,  sore feet, summer sores, and all disease's  and injuries of the skin. etc. All  ists  and  stores at i*oc.  box, or  drugcii  Tho Way a Brooklyn Politician Once  Won e .Bet.  There Is, or was a few years ago, a  neatly framed letter hanging In the  consulting 'room of a. Brooklyn doctor  which he found in his mall one winter  morning.   It ran as follows:  Princeton, Jan. 12, 1898.  Dear,- SIr-I cheerfully, accede to your  request and acknowledge the compliment  paid to my wife and daughter by bestowing their, names upon your own twin  daughters, and I hope these children may  be spared to be of constant comfort to  tneir parents.    Sincerely yours,  GKOVER CLEVELAND.  The young doctor's brain whirled,  lining a bachelor and having no acquaintance wltn the former president,  hf;.could not understand It at all.  - The mystery was solved when a  friend of the doctor's, a Brooklyn politician, met him. The politician had  made a bet with a cynical acquaintance  that any American statesman would  personally reply to a courteous letter  from the humblest of his countrymen.  The cynic took him up aud named  Orover Cleveland. rJ?he terms of the  bet were that the answer to a letter  mulled on Jan. 3 must bo received before Jan. 25. Signing the young-doctor's name, the politician wrote of  how his marriage had been blessed by  twin,daughters. Would It be asking  too much for an autograph letter to  -l'l-ame which the sweet twins could  look upon and read when they grew  up and cherish ever afterward?  Mr.Cleveland courteously and promptly answered the letter, and the poli-  vlc'liii) won his bet.���������New York Tribune.  OVERTAXED NERVES  DISTRESS SIGNAL  CORRECT SPELLING.  There Was a Timo When   It Was  Not  Considered Important.  The Trouble Can Only be Cured by, En-  '    riching Ihe Blood Supply  When your nervous system is exhausted the trouble makes itself evident in many ways. You feel always  fatigued and unfit for work. Severe  headaches distract you; your back is  weak; you sleep badly; your appetite  is uncertain; you'are nervous and irritable, and after any, exercise you  Iremble and perspire excessively. If  the trouble is not checked your case  goes from bad to worse until you feel  that your condition is hopeless and  that insanity is threatened.  Your nerves are calling for help.  They are starved because they demand from the blood more nourishment than it can supply. New rich  Wood is the secret of nerve strength,  nnd Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo  People euro nervous .disorders because  thoy feed the weak, exhausted nerves  with rich, red blood. ��������� The. case of  Mrs. Emma Hall, of Hamilton, Ont.,  furnishes proof thnt Dr. Williams'  ,Pink Pills will cure even the. mosl  slubborn cases of nerve exhaustion.  Mrs. ITall wns left a widow nnd was  forced to work in n mill lo maintain  herself nnd her two little children.  She brnvely faced the battle of life,  though she. lind never had to conform  to such conditions before. Notwithstanding the snlendid spirit she displayed the work played havoc with n  delicate constitution, nnd some years  ago Mrs. Hall noticed signs in herself of a nervous collapse. She consulted a doctor, who gave her some,  medicine nnd lold her she "would bp  nil right in a few days."    But relief  MARRIAGE IN ARRAN.  How  In  the  from Zam-Buk Co , Toronto, for ]  How  l.t Happened  "Say," queried the ordinary police-  mail, "how did you get next to the  fact that the chap you arrested was a  counterfeit?"  "I overheard him making 'queer'  remarks," explained the great dctec  tive. .   _  The art ot spelling: words correctly I did   not  come,  and  it  wns  finally  a  Don't ignore ne iew house flies you  see in June. Unless you commence  using Wilson's Fly Fads early yoin  house will ho overrun by them i*i  midsummer.'  "And is she engaged to the count?"  "Only tentatively.    Nothing but  n  option     has been  paid  yet."���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  Keep Minard's Lir.iment in the house  Is of comparatively recent repute.  Time was'when men and women did  not care, but wrote ahead without regard to strict orthography. Mine, de  Sevigne, for instance, never learned  the proper way to write her name,  while It was remarked by Mme. de  V.ainteHon'-that at the College of St  Cyr much precious time was wasted  In learning how to spell.  It remained, however, for the Empress Eugenie in 1SG8 at Compiegne to  put to a practical test the spelling  standard which obtained even among  the highest literary authorities. Thus  under tbe pretext of a theme proposed  to them for an examination a number  of French academicians took down  from dictation a composition by Prosper Merimee. Not one "immortal"  wrote without mistake.  As to tbe empress, she could not understand "so many faults being made  until it was convoyed to her1 that she  herself from the same dictation was  responsible for no less than ninety.  The emperor; again, made sixty, ft Is  but fair to add, however, that the dictation was compiled expressly with a  view to focusing the difficulties not  only of spelling, but grammar���������Harper's Weekly.  Without Doubt  If incubators worked as well  As their ads say nt every turn  There can't be any doubt at all  The whole world would have chicks  to burn.  Baby's Own Tablets  Cure all Minor Troubles  The stomach, the bowels or cutting teeth is responsible for most of  the ills and suffering that afflict  babyhood. Baby's Own Tablets will  keep your child well because it is the  best medicine in the world for these  troubles, and at the same time it is  tlie safest. The mother has the guar  antee of a Government analyst that  this medicine contains no opiate oi  poisonous "soothing" stuff. -Mrs.  Jos. Bernard, St.. Emile, Que., says:  "Baby's Own Tablets arc really a  marvellous medicine. My baby was  thin, peevish and sickly until T began giving him this medicine. Since  then he has thrived and grown splendidly." Sold by medicine dealers or  by mail at 25 cents a box from The  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  villo, Ont.  A Versatile Parisian.  A quaint Parisian character was  Mile. Montansler, an actress, who,  while on the stage one night," heard  jMnrie Antoinette say, "Dow good that  cabbage soup they are eating smells!"  The actress took a bowl round to the  royal box and that night supped with  Marie Antoinette, an honor to which  the highest nobles in France dared not  aspire, thence in due course becoming  manager of the fetes at Versailles.  Later she was a sort of queen of the  Palais Royal and sent* to the war a  band of actors, who performed farces  between two battles. She obtained  8,000,000 francs from the revolutionary  government, almost married Napoleon  ���������or so Barras said���������and had her last  love affair when 6be was eighty-live.  When she died she bequeathed all her  creditors to the king of France.  daily occurrence for her. to faint nt  her work. These fainting spells  'quickly developed info pronounced  hysteria nnd chronic irritability, and  Mrs. Hall says that death would  have been a relief. She consulted several doctors but got no help, and she  felt that she was almost bordering  ou insanity. In this condition she  wns advised to try Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills. Grasping at even the possibility of help she decided to do so.  After taking three boxes* she actually  found some improvement, and from  that time, on" this improvement wns  steady and increasing daily until  after a few months she felt the cure  wns complete. She. says:���������"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done what doctors failed to do and what I myself  thought wns impossible. They have  freed me from -the terrible trouble I  suffered.and my old joy in lifp has  been renewed." When Mrs. Hall began taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  she weighed only one hundred pounds  while under her renewed liealth her  weight has increased to one hundred  nnd thirty pounds.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills can be had'  from any dealer in medicines or will  be sent, by mail at 50 cents a box or  six boxes for ?2.50 by The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Weddings   Are   Conducted  Out-of-the-Way   Ireland.  Tho Isles of Aran are among  least known and most interesting  corners of Ireland. The people, mostly fisher folk, are poor and ignorant,  yet they speak the ancient tongue of  their land with such purity and perfection that scholars from the great  universities go to learn of them. An  illiterate lad of fourteen was recently  the quite competent instructor iu  Gaelic of a distinguished German  professor.  A recent sojourner in one of'the  isles discovered that there were upon  it but three wedding rings; but no  prospective bridegroom was ever discouraged because he could not buy a  ring. He need simply' go to the  nearest of the three happy matrons  who were ring wearers' and borrow  her ring.  Pulled proudly from her work worn  finger, it went into his pocket until  the ceremony; afterward the new bride  'wore it until the end /Of the honeymoon, when she returned it to the  owner.  An Aran bride, however, knows little of honeymoons. It is common, the  day nfter the wedding, to see her  staggering up tho beach: under a  creel of fish so heavy that a man of  a race less hardy might hesitate to  lift it.  Negotiations for a marriage aro  made with a girl's father and a  dowry is expected. Business-like as  this sounds, Aran lovers can be impetuous. Late one evening it occurred to a certain young man that he  would like to rnarry-.a certain colleen,  and to do so the next day. He hastily  gathered a few cousins and at mid'-  night they, knocked at her father's  door. Every one was abed,* but the  old man flung on something and  opened; the rest of the family, hurriedly dressed, presently joined him.  The matter was arranged and early  the next morning the priest was sent  for, but there had been a storm and  the sea was rough. He was delayed  but the festivities were not. Into  the midst of the convivial crowd  came a messenger announcing that  his leverence's boat was in sight;  they decided to wait till he landed  Word came that he had landed; they  waited for him to climb the path  He did so, but still they lingered, and  only an imperative message that he  was actually waiting in the chapel  broke up the antenuptial jubihiM *>n.  Then th ; groom raced ahead, the hr'de  'ollowed gallantly but a few j-irds  behind, the relatives ran after "in a  go as you please procession, and all  were soundly rated for their tardiness  before the ruffled priest would proceed  to solemnize the marriage with the  borrowed ring.  Liver and Kidiieys  Functions such that each suffers when  the other is.deranged.  Complicated cases can only be cured  by combined treatment such as Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.  The liver filters poisons from the  blood.  The kidneys also filter poisons from  the blood.  .When the liver becomes aliiggisti and  torpid in action, or is given too,much  work by over-eating, tbe kidneys have  to help out with this work of.Altera  tion. When the liver fails the kidneys  have all this work to do.  And this is exactly what causes nine-  tenths of the cases of kidney diseases.  The beginning is biliousness, indigestion and constipation and after' a  time the kidneys begin lo be affected  nnd there comes backache, urinary  derangements and finally kidney-.disease in some of its dreadfully painful  and fatal forms.  Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver  Pills  are  the rational cure for kidney disease  just as they nre the most successful  because  they  get   nt   the   cause  of  THE LOCUST PLAGUE.  South'   African  Farmer   Has   to   Face  Terrible Pest.  South Africa seems'to.be a paradise  to the farmer until the locusts come.  The .farmer has been planting wheat  for five months, beginning with  March, and he looks for an enormously profitable harvest in the midsummer month of December. After plowing and dragging for six days be -has  put in a day or two sowing the wheal  by hand, and has kept repeating the  process until hundreds of acres have  been planted. There are fields ^.  wheat in all stages, from the young  green stalks to the 'yellowing head.-  of grain. It will be convenient to  reap the crop in the successively ripening fields, just as it was conven  ient to plant it in instalments. Tlie  farmer congratulates himself on a climate that makes' this method possible. He figures that an investment  of twenty-five bags of seed worth $150  will return him 750 bags of grain  worth $3,750.  "Baas, die sprinkhaan kom"' (Master, the locusts are coming) says his  Kaffir servant.  Thus is shattered the dream of  opulence and success as the farmer  drowses  on   hot,   silent   mid-sumnier  ARE A FRIEND TO  THEJISHERMAN  DODD'S    KIDNEY    PILLS.  CUREO  MR. C. WILLIAMS' RHEUM-'  ATISM.  trouble  nnd   exert   n   combined   nnd i days in his iron-roofed bungalow, says  lirect influence on liver, kidneys and  bowels.  They promptly nnd thoroughly  cleanse the bowels or intestines and  by awakening the action of the liver  take the burden off thc kidneys, Then  by their direct action on the kidneys  nring about the natural and healthful,  working of these organs.  Mrs. Dave W. McCall, Lombardy,  Leeds Co., Ont., writes;���������"I was  troubled with kidney diseases for eight  years and doctored with several doctors to no avail until I bop-nn using  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, which  entirely cured me. I believe T would  be dend were it not for this medicine."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one  pill a dose. 25 cents a box, nt all  dealers or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  No Crowding!  Hardly had tho proud father entered  the sick room to get his first glimpse  of the new twins than both new-borns  set up a loud bawling. "Now, now,"  cautioned the. father,, holding up his  hand and glancing from one red face  to tho other, "one nt a lime; one nt n  time!"    .  Badly Rattled  "She let you hold her hand"  "Surest thing, you know."  "What did you say then?"  "I'm darned if I could think of anything to say but 'Thank you.' "  $100 Reward, $ICD.  The readers ol thla paocr will be pleased to lenrn  that there Is at least one drcaucd disease that sc-iem-o  has been able to cure In all Its stag's, and that Is  Catarrh.   Hall's C'atairb  Cure Is the only positive  .cure uow known to tne medical fraternity.    Catarrh  bel'ig a constitutional  disease,  requires a constitutional treatment.    Hill's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, actio'; directly upon the blood and mucous  surfaces   ot   the   system,  thereby   destroying   tho  foundation  of   the  disease,  and  glvlni;  the patient .  strength hy bulldlnc up the constitution and assist- j  Ing nature In doing Its work.   The proprietors have !  so much faith In its curative powers that they offer I  One Hundred Dollars for any case that It falls to  cure.  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Try It in Baby's Eyes for  Scaly Eyelids, i.iruggists Sell Murine  at 50c. Murine Eye "Remedy Co.  Chicago, will send You Interesting  Eye Books Free.  "Niagar   has   a   wonderful   force," i  remarked the globe-trotter to" a lady.  |  "Marvellous!   Do you know, when I  Leonard Fleming in The Grand Magazine. On the horizon over the distant range of hills lies a long, faint  cloud. It is a dust-colored narrow  line, with a front- perhaps seventy  miles wide. It blurs the sharp out  line of the hills in the African sun  light. This is a locust swarm as you  sne it first at a distance of thirty or  forty miles. In an hour the line becomes a light brown fog drifting rapidly toward you.  The farmer is helpless in face o)  the advancing ruin and desolation.  He can only watch the approach of  inevitable disaster. The landscape is  gradually blurred by the great brown  cloud that spreads and mounts in the  sky. Trees and houses a few miles-  off become invisible. The cloud  shift.!, with patches of dark brown  masses and gaps of gray or light  brown where the locusts are not so  thickly crowded. A constant changi  of shape and formation gives an appearance like dense smoke belching  from a forest fire. A sound like the  distant breakers of the ocean steals  into the silence. It is the whirr and  roar of billions of wings beating the  air. -  The whirr becomes louder. Nearby  green fields are shaded by the appalling visitation. A few locusts fly past.  There is a sudden increase of the-  sound to a roar as.the army of in  sects falls on the land, and their  wings throb like a colossal dynamo  revolving at terrific speed. The bright  sun is obscured and the ground is in  shadow. A building a few rods away  cannot be seen. Millions of locusts  settle down, while other millions continue their flight. Thc ground is so  packed with locusts that every square  inch of earh is alive. Every blade  of grass or wheat is attacked by ns  many insects as it will hold. A hun  dred locusts nish on one stalk bend  it to earth and consume it in less  than a minute. Within ten minutes  the farmer's two thousand acres of  inch of earth is alive. Every blade  of grass, every flower, every leaf or  He Took the Terrible Disease in Time  and a Single Box: Made Him a  Well  Man.  South Ingonish, Cape Breton (Special).���������How easily and quickly Dodd's  Kidney Pills banish Rheumatism and  other symptoms of Kidney Disease  is well known in the case of Michael  C. Williams, a fisherman living in  tiiis place.  "My kidney disease started from a  strain," Mr. Williams says, "and I  suffered from it for - about three  months. I had backache, stiffness in  the joints and Rheumatism. When I  '���������{ot up in the. morning I had a bad  Inste in my mouth; I perspired freely  with the least exertion, and I was nl  ways tired nnd nervous.  "One box of Dodd's Kidney Pills-  cured me nnd I believe they will cure  ithers who are suffering from Kidnev  Disease.  If you have any two of the symp  ���������oms mentioned by Mr. Williams yon  riiny he sure of two things. One is  that vour kidneys are sick, and the  other' that Dodd's Kidney Pills will  cure you.  Dodd's Kidney Pills have proved in  thousands of cases nil over Can-ula  that they never fniPto cure Kidney  Disease of any kind or stnge.  much  for. that  Local Option  Thirsty 'Passenger���������How  longer have T got to wait  cocklail I ordered!  Dining car waiter (looking out of ihe  ���������Aindow)���������About a mile and a half  longer, sir. This is a dry country,  ���������uid there's a spotter on board.���������Chicago Tribune.  first  saw  it,   for   a    full   moment  I i the trees is devoured.   For hours and  couldn't speak!"���������Scottish American,  i even days, the maddening roar of tho  i    Housekeepers  are  strongly  advis.Jd I  to commence the use of Wilson's FH*!  When   the  newly-married   man   got I  >u *-������**���������--������������������-���������������������������"  ������"-' ������������ "'  "?""'���������>  -mo i,p m���������at. hLn f������������������n,i I.!. ������!,������I Pads early, because a few flies killed  home he must havo found his wife  belter than expected, for he sent the |  parson one of tho pups, accompanied !  with a letter saying that he was so |  happy with Maria that' he would ffive I  h'm a dog for nothing.���������London Spare!  Moments. |  in   June  would  otherwise   become   a'  host by August  wings is heard and the unnumbered  hosts continue their flight.  At last, when the plague has passed  nolhing remains but a desert  waste,  ni'.lfd of ev-ry green thing for hundreds of miles.  Higher  Education  Little Willie���������Say, pa; what is the  higher education?  Pa���������The higher education, my son,  is one that teaches a young man that  he must work in order to earn an  honest living.  A Heroic Slave.  There was a humble slave In the palace of the Caliph Haroun al Raschid.  The caliph had la his audience chamber twenty rare vases, and it was  written In the laws of Bagdad that he  who should have the misfortune to  break oue of these would pay the penalty with his life. This slave one day  broke a vase. He was instantly seized, tried and condemned to death. But  the caliph had no sooner pronounced  sentence on him than the slave turned,  and. walking calmly to the other nineteen vases, with oue sweep of the arm  destroyed them all.  "Wretch," the caliph thundered,  "why have you done that barbarous  deed?"  "To save the lives of nineteen of  ray' fellow countrymen," the doomed  slave replied.  No matter how slavish women are  to follow the fashions set by society  leaders, they would rebel against the  fashion of birthdays.  A Necessity.  "Twenty dollars for retrimmingyour j  hat!" exclaimed Mr. Madison. "But ���������  we agreed to spend nothing except for :  things that were positively needed."     I  "Well, John, this Is. Vou see, my j  best friend has just had hers retrirn- j  med, and I have promised to go with '  her to the concert on Friday." j  "Oh. all right. P.ut I can't give you '[  more   than   fifteen   this   morning,   be-1  Very many persons die annually  from cholera and kindred summer  complaints, who might have' been  saved if proper remedies had been  used, If attacked do not delay in getting a- bottle of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's  Dysentery Cordial, the medicine that  never fails to effect a cure. Those  who have used it say it acts promptly,  and thoroughly subdues the pain and  disease.  Her Love Sonrrs.  The "Sonnets of the Portuguese,"  which were written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, were never intended  for publication, but when she showed  them to Mr. Browning, whom she had  married after they were written, he  realized   the  fact  that  in   them   was  sung the most perfect love song the! cause I broke my meerschaum  world had ever heard, and he con- j must u,,ve it raem-fea-  eluded such poems should not be hidden. Mrs. Browning was unwilling  to publish them in her own name,  and asJie was fond of calling her his  "Little Portuguese" it was decided  to have them appear under this name.  They are Petrachian in form and  among the most beautiful of the language.���������London Chronicle.  Actor, Novelist, and M.P.  Mr. A. E. W. Mason, M.P., who  has announced his intention of not  seeking re-election to the British Parliament, gave his friends a fright on  one  At the Yarmouth Y.M.O.A. Roys'  Camp, held at Tuskot Falls in Aug  nst, T found MINARD'S LINIMENT  most beneficial for sun burn, an immediate relief for colic and toothache.  ALFRED STOKES. '  General Secretary  Scrivener (the well-known ..writer of  best, 'sellers)���������I'm putting you and  your family into a book, Mr. Burdock.  Farmer Burdock���������Dew tell. .Wa-al,  young feller, I'll be a sucker and bite.  Yeh can put me down fer a copy.  Dern it. We all gotta make a livin'.  f s'pose.���������Judge.  A Corrector of Pulmonary Troubles.  ���������Many testimonials -could be pre-  iented showing the great efficacy of  Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in curing  disorders' of the respiratory processes,,  but the best testimonial is experience  md the Oil is recommended to nil.  who suffer from these disorders with  the certainty that they will find relief,  [t will allay inflammation in' the  bronchial tubes as no other preparation can.   ,  "What are your plans for'the holidays?" "I expect tq send for about  t.'iree pounds of various booklets advertising   .summer   resorts." "Yes."  .  occasion.    He disappeared   and *;   - carefully nnd then ,m  the ne-xt news of hirn came from tl e -  wilds of Morocco. Rumors of brigands - *    =���������  and ransom began to float about, when I  suddenly Mr. Mason turned up smil- ���������  ing.    He  had  only  beeji  up  to  Fez  and  "Can't you smoke your old brier-  wocd?"  "Certainly, dear. And you can wear  your old hat."  "John, let's begin to economize next  month after we get'things all straightened out."  "All rrgbt."-New York Herald.  with a friend-, two tents, and six  Arabs to collect color for a new book.  Mr. Mason was at one tune an actor,  but none of the stories of his career  he considers so amusing as that concerning a correspondent who wrote  for tickets for the Stranger's Gallery.  He was informed that the gallery  was closed. By return came this  request: "As the gallery is closed  will you kindly send me six tickets  for the Zoo?" Such are the worries of  an M.P.  Putting on Airs  They're getting stylish,  I'm afraid;  Their hired girl  Is now a "miiid."  Minard's   Liniment  used  by   Physicians.  A man is naturally such a devil of a  fellow flint he will buy the photograph  of an actress he never saw to keep on  his bureau.  Ask for Minard's and take no other  Bishop (who has "looked in" at  rural Sunday school)���������Now, children,  can any of you tell what is meant  by the visitation of the bishop?  Little Girl (after a long pause)���������  Please, sir, an nll'ietioij sent from  heaven,  Courtship in the North  The old Eskimo lit n cup of walrus  oil and peered over the sealskin curtain. ��������� '    ' . *  "Aurora," lie called sharply, "is  that young man down there yet?'  "Yes, pa." answered the Eskimo'  belle. ,  '- "Well, T want you to cut him.out,  understand?"  "Er-You'll have to do it yourself,  pa; he has beon here so long ho is  froze to tlie. snow settee."  Munich an Artistic Leader.  -Munich. Is In great part a creation of  the nineteenth century.   Yet when one  sees how artfully auil lovingly she has  woven  the  new  about  whatever  remains of the old Jt Is easy to under-!  stand   why  she has b������>en  Germany's,  artistic  leader  for the  Inst   hundred j  years and why such geniuses as Len- j  bach, Von Uhde, Schwanthaler, Orlan-;  do dl Lasso and Richard Strauss have'  felt  at  home  there. - Robert  Hnven '  Sclmuffler-ln Century.  The salixfiielory thing about reform  is if you are doing it to somebody  else.  Thousands of mothers can testify fo  the virtue of Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator, boonus*? they know from'  experience how useful it is.  Lord Salisbury's Coachman.  Canon Hensley Henson. who has  been threatened with ecclesiastical:  proceedings by the Bishop of Bjrm- j  ingham, is rioted for his independence  and fearlessness, and is one of the  most brilliant thinkers and preachers  in the Church of England. He was  formerly vicar of Barking, and became canon of Westminster in 11)00.  Of his appointment to the canonry an  amusing story is told. "My dear, it's  really too bad," said an old lady when  she heard the news. "Why. his father was Lord Salisbury's coachman !"  What she meant to say was that the  canon's father was Lord Salisbury's  coach, but it took a long time to make  her understand  the difference.  When n girl won't let a man kiss  her she really means it, if it's her  brother.  The Desire For Appearance.  Tho Village Grocer (peevIshlyi-Look  hero, Aaron! What makes you put the  big apples In the top of the bar'I? Thf  Honost Farmer (checrily)-Whnt make!  you comb that long scalp lock ovei  your bald spot?���������Puck.  A stitch in time saves nine, anr"  every house fly killed early saves n  thousand at least Inter on. Wilson's  Fly Pads will kill many times tmr������  flies than any other article.  Paid.  # MIrs Belle (warnlnsly)���������Sally, they  rifled to tell me when I was a little girl  Hint. If I did not let coffee alone It  would make me -foolish. Sally, (who  owes her one)-Well, why didn't youi  -Llfo.  The story is an old one of the. party  of tired travellers who entered a house  decorated by a peculiar sign, nnd'.demanded oysters. "This is not a restaurant," said the courteous gentleman who met them. "I am -n  aurist," "Isn't that an oyster hung  outside the door?" asked one. "No,  gentlemen, it is an ear."  An Advantago  The Plain Man (emphatically)��������� I  hold that there is no difference between genius ami insanity!  The Poet (sadly)���������Vou're wrong. If  a nmn can 'prove he's insane, the  state will provide liini with board nnd  clothes.  W. N. U., No. 746.  ���������Little Handmaiden (to her nimtro-is  after her day out)���������I've had n lovely  day, I've had two tooth stopped and  one out, and a hot mutton pie nnd two  emps of tea and a ride on the electric  tram,    '      h  Lady First, Then Sovereign.  With regard to the ancient privilege  accorded to the masters of Trinity of  wearing their hats in the presence of  royalty, it is recorded of a former  master that he took this privilege on  an occasion when Queen Victoria was  visiting Cambridge. The Queen remonstrated.  "But, madam," expostulated the  master, "I am privileged'to wear my  hat in the presence of my sovereign."  "Yes, sir," rejoined Her Majesty  with crushing emphasis, "in the presence of your sovereign, but not in  the  presence of a  lady."  To Multiply by Division.  Everybody knows that learning the j  tens in the multiplication table is as  easy as "pie" and  thnt the fives are  not much harder; but, slight as is the  mental effort  required in  multiplying  any number by the. it may be lessened  still more by discarding the multiplier  entirely and substituting a divisor in- '  stead.    This  may  sound  paradoxical,  but   by   experimenting  you   will   find  that dividing by  two  will  bring the  same  result  as   multiplying  by  five.;  provided you add a vlpber to the quo- |  tieut If the dividend be an even num- >;  ber or tive if It be odd.   For instance, ;  if you multiply '2.TH by live tbe prod- r  net is 13.U70.   What Is still easier, divide 2,734 by two, which Is done al-;  most   Instantaneously;   then   tack  on ���������  your 0 aud you have 13,070. ���������  A Canadian Artist.  Professor    Roy   Elliott    Bates.  ol  A Cure for Fever and Ague.���������Disturbance of thfl Htomach and liver always precede attacks of fever and  ague, showing derangement of the digestive organs nnd deterioration in  the quality of the blood. In these nil-  ments Pnrmnlue's Vegetable Pills have  heen found most effective, abating the  fever and subduing the ague in a few  days. There are ^nmny who are sub-  jeet. to these distressing disturbances  and to these there is no better preparation procurable ns a means of relief  Must Bo Able to Sae  "They say he's losing his eyesight."  "Oil, I guess not.   I saw him eating  linsli In n self-qorve restaurant."  A Touching Remembrance.  On a railway journey Morley had  for a companion an old gentleman  who had been trying to make himself more comfortable with the aid of  a somewhat deflated air cushion. Professor Morley was going lo blow it  up'for him, but his action was arrested by the exclamation; "Stop, sir,  stop! That cushion contains my deceased wife's breath !"���������Life of Henry  Morley.  Separate and Together. j  First Seaiuuti-I say, Bill, wot's this  card?  Second   Seaman���������That's   the   saloon:  passengers' menu, of course.     ' j  "But wot does It mean?" j  "Oh. It's a list of all the things they:  have for dinner���������soup and fish and veg-'  etables and meat. That's the differ-!  ence between the saloon and the fore-;  castle; they get them all separately:  and call it a menu. In the forecastle'  wo get them altogether and call It  Irish stew."���������Loudon Answers.  Acadia University, has received notice  of the acceptance of one of his paintings by the committee of the Paris  Salon. The subject of the painting  is "September in Picardy," and is the  result of work done last summer during his sojourn in Longpre and the  Valley of the Sornme. Professor Bate?  was a former student in the Halifax  Academy and a pupil under Mr. Ros-  onbT?. of the Victoria Sehoolof Art  and Design. In 1904 he became  'Acadia's" first Rhodes scholar, and  during his three years at Oxford his  vacations were spent in the studios'  of Paris. About a year ago he took  his degree from Oxford in the department of English, and soon after  he received his present appointment  as professor of English in Acadia  University, Wolfville.  Professor Sallow���������I wish to marry  vour daughter, sir. I have a chair in  fohns Hopkins.  Parent���������And I suppose you will look  tj me for the rest of the furniture.  No, sir; you can't have ber until you  can furnish a flat.���������Puck.  BETTER THAN SPANKING.  Spanking does not cure children of  bed-wetting. There is a constitutional  ian.se for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will  -end free to any mother her successful  home treatment, with ' full instructions. Send no money but write her  to-day..-, if your children trouble you  in this way. Don't blame the child,  the chances are it can't help it. This  treatment also cures adults and aged  people troubled with urine difficulties  by day or night.  Boggs���������I'd like to have my face on  the $10 bills.  Coggs���������I'd prefer to have my hands  on them.���������Harvard Lampoon.  Blobhs���������Wliydo poets always speak  of spring in the -feminine gender?  Slobbs���������T suppose because she is  usually late.���������Philadelphia Record.  Truo Tale.  "My daughter gave us an awful  scare the other day," said a caller last  night: "She went a way for a visit In  New York. And she sent n telegram  from Buffalo, her first stop. My wife  was afraid to open It. We had visions  of train wrecks, sudden Illness and all  sorts of things. And what do you  think the message m.Id?   This:  " 'I forgot to tell you���������don't cat up  nil the strawberry Jam while I'm  gone.' "���������Cleveland Lender.  Mystery of Tribes.  There is a huge joy of the great  mysteries of the tribes and the territories on the West Coast of Africa.  There is no street in a native village  free from the. suggestion-of great romance, The uncounted hundreds of  tribes of the interior have histories  clothed in all the glary of a myster  ious darkness. Though the race is  degenerate to-day, centuries back  black men loomed large in the story  of the world. Among the natives  near the coast there aro tribes which  journeyed, centuries nnd ��������� centuries  ago, from Egypt, Phoenicia, and Arabia, and heaven knows where. The  place is full of romance and mystery.  Africa teems with unsolved problems.  Contra! Africa is practically an unknown,country. And so, perhaps, after all: the call of the Coast is not  entirely incomprehensible.  "What do they mean by parlor  socialimn?"  "Giving everybody nn equal chnnoe  at the boarding house piano."���������Louis,  ville Courier-Journal.  Minard's  Friend.  Liniment,    Lumberman's  Wanted It Fair  This is one of tho old stories told by  Henry Clews of Travers, the New-  York Ntnrumoring wit: Mr. Clews always insists that the average Wall  street broker Is the most honest of all  As It Happens. men.    "Travers."     said   Mr.   Clews.  Bobble���������Pupa, when a foreign count: "wns once invited to be a guest at a  Mrs.. Hicks-rMy. husband has been  just lovely to me air day.  Mrs. Wicks���������H'm; what was it you  caught : him doing?���������Boston Transcript.  Warts nre disfigurements that disappear when treated with Holloway'a  Corn Cure.  Foreman of Works (at the dinner  hour)���������None of you men leave the  works till you've been searched���������  there's a h r ow misiing.���������The Sketch,  "I hnve been the architect of my j  own fortune, sir." i  "I thought so; it's lucky the building Inspector wasn't around while you  were making it."  gets engaged to an American girl, Is  she his fiancee? Robert-That Is n matter of opinion.'son. Usually she Is his  financier.���������New York Press.  Society Is n troop of thinkers, nnd  the best heads among them take the  best nlnci'.a.-EinorBon.  ynelil regatta. The'waters of Newport  harbor were covered villi a beautiful  squadron. Mr. Travers- found that  each yacht belonged to a bunker <r  broker. He gazed blankly into the  distance for a time, and then Inquired  I softly:    'W-w-v-where   aro   tho c-c*  i customers' ynohts?  It Is a Liver Pill.���������Many of the ailments that man has to contend with  have their origin in a disordered liver,  which is a delicate organ, peculiarly  susceptible to the disturbances that  com.e from irregular habits or lack of  care in eating and drinking. This no-  founts for tho great many liver regulators now pressed on the attention of  sufferers. Of thesij there is none su-  nerior to Parmelee's Vegetable Pills.  Their operation though gentle is effective, and the most delicate can uso  them.  Undertaker���������Will you erect a monument to your husband's memory?  Widow���������Why, lie had no memory  I ncvor saw such an absent-minded  man as lie was.���������Seo| Isli American.  y THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD'.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  --*- ii*-mr-'irir),--i  Ia fituat (I in the heart of tho city, and is one of the largest  hotels in the Boundary. Pleasant rooms aud tasty meals 'for  all comers. Plenty of accommodation for the commercial man,  and a home for the minir, tourist and mil!i- naire. The bur  contains* the finest liquor.11, and fragrant cigars.  E.   P.  SHEA,   PROPRIETOR.  *t������^ffl^h~2>%mg3S?il  g  9$  ������QO  CITY  J5ao'0'ao*o    transferred    to  ���������feltmy part of the City.   Fur-  PH0EISIX tvjinituro moved to any part of  hotel  to the ?C  ,,     1V  ,  .  ,      ~ , ...  the District.   General Dray-  The nearest L.._ .._  Granby mines.   O:io of the ������jM  largest dining rooms in tho 5[U  city.    The  bar  is   replete Qtf  with nerve  bracers of all "Vg  kinds, and  tlio  most  fra- "V  grant cigars.   Drop up and  ,see mo.  A. 0. JOHNSON    ������  njfl pnofuricrou. ^  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $i a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  f->.SO a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C,  R.  T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   IB,   C, AUG. 5,   190!)  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  ���������  become   tleceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  ing- of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  % & IhtUn $ 0o.. I5c!$on  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  K.  V.  CHISHOLM, Puopbietok.  J. E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Jiootenays.  fraci\rt  GREENWOOD  AND  MERCHANT "TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  THE     -  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening'   Night-Caps.  Buttermilk a specialty during the  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop,  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  ���������at 7 a. in., and for Oroville at 2:30  ���������p. m, J. McDoxELC  ailMTKAI.   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Pounly Mineral Claim, ni'iiute in the Qreon-  wo.od 'Mining Division of Yale Dutrk-t'  Where located: On Wallace Moantatn.  AWAKE NOTICE that 1. Svdney M. .Tohnsnn,'  free Miner's Certificate No. B. il.iOO. and Philip  fi. iSpencer Stanhope. Free Miner's Oorllfi-  A*ute No. Ii. 'ittliti, intend, sixty days from  fhe date hereof, to apply to the'Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Ini'irovements. for the  ���������'iir'ioM of obtaining a Crown Grant lothe above  claim.  And-further Take notice that Action, under  portion .37, iqust he commenced before the isau-  ���������ance of such Ortjtfcatt: of Improvement*).  Dated this Sth day of July. A. U, 1!WJ.  MINEUAI..   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Wellington Minor.il Claim, sltii.its in the Greenwood 'MiniiiK   Division   of   Yale,   liistrict.  Where located : On Wallace Mountain.  TAKK'NOTICE thnt I. Tlicmns llemnierle,  Free Mlncr'H Cirillicnti; No. II ���������W.W.. Jnmi'n If.  McNeil, Kreo Miner',* Curtilii-itti- No. U ii)l :i,  Kiil|)h  Siii.ili:.*).  Krce  .Miner's Ccrtillcate  No,  B ������JH.'i7i.  11 nil  .fiinii'H  N.   I'liton. Free Mill.'!-'*)  fcertiliviile  N'>     11 ���������.i'.'.M,  intend.   ������Uty  diiv*  from    thc   date    hereof,     to    apply  to  the  MIiiIiik Ki'cordnr foraCertllicates of Ininrovo-  mAiitH for the pnrpo-ki of t-btnlniiiK <i Crown  (Urant of the above claim.  Anil further take nctlcc thnt action, under  Section :I7   rnu.it lx> commenced before the !���������>-  sunnce of Htich CiTtlllcatt'.iof Improvements.  Dated thii -.'llh (lay of July, A. D. 1*K<I.  1      ' ������    ���������  MINKItAt. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  Noncn  /'fjexlefln" Minoral Claim, nitn.'ite in tlm Greenwood  Miuinrr Division   of  Yule  District:  Where located; Sky lurk Camp (South),  TAKK NOTICE th:t I. J.une.-* S. liirniH, Proe  Miner's Certllleiitc No. Ilii&vi. tor self and Cliiw  H Tye, Free Miner'sCcrtilicalM No   *���������---���������  Sydney M* Johnson, Free jMlncr'i  About Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing SC  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush-days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver . long after  Noah was dead ; how a  parson took a drink at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in ''93; how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts the  roamings of a western  editor among the tender-  feet iu the cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson aud a romance  of the Silver King mine. '"'���������'  In it are printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send for *  one before it is too late.  The price is 25 cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world. Address all letters to  $. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  Beauty of Arrow Lakes  Twenty years ago, when I first  sailed over the lonely waters of the  Arrow lakes, there was not a  house, or a hut, or a log cabin, on  either shore for its wholo 150  miles. Not a hut or a hunter  along its .'300 miles of shoreline;  all was strange, weird, wild, fascinating beauty. We did pas3 one  canoe, iu which we recognized  some Kootenay Indians because of  the uucanny and most melancholy  chitiit that fell upon our ears. A  Corsican priest lived among them  and taught them this chant, and  this wa-3 their weird interpretation  of it. Put save these few wandering savages the Arrow lakes were  as lonely twenty years ago as in  the dawn of the world's existence,  Some of the old voyogeurs had  seen them, and some intrepid hunters had climbed the passes of tho  mountains above the lakes and had  looked down iu wonder, akin to  that which Tilled the soul of Pizarro  at the first sight of the Pacific,  when all his men looked at each  other with "a wild  surmise, silent  pay a car fare 1 hey-had omitted to  put into the fare-box, who would  just as righteously gouge a wholesale man out of the freights on a  bill of goods, or the bank charges  on a draft or cheque. We heard  a man, some jjtime ago, who was  oue,of a crowd listening to an atheist exercising his month in a public park, when disgusted with the  remarks of the unbeliever, call out  out lustily, as he took his pipe  from between his teeth, " Put him  down, d���������n him ! Pub him clown !"  This "defender of the faith" would  no doubt have, fought, bled and  died for the faith "once delivered  to the saints" as cheerfully, doubtless, as the liiy chaplain who in  procession recently staggered along  in his white robes clasping a massive copy of the lioly Scriptures in  his drunken embrace. From the  man whose sanctimoniousness  sickens the people who have to  live with him to the commercial  bird of prey who prays in church  and preys in the store, thero are  sain pies of all the way betweeu of  those whose consciences are tlm  result of gross misconception or  neglect of tho grand principles of  tho Book whose teaching is preeminently that righteousness not  only "exaltcth a nation" but men.  Orator-Outburst.  liiivm and  s  vurtilicuto  Xo. BS.'j.-iuO, ;i������tciid, sixty dass from tlio date  hereof, lo noply to tl������������ Milling I'euord"i* for n  f'crttilcatc of Improvements, for the purpose of  flbtainlnjr a Crown Grunt to llio iihovo claim;  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must lie commented before t.ic  (Riuaiiceof such Certificate ol Improvements  Dated thiH Uth day of June, A O. lww.  LOWERY'S_CLAIM  During the 87 niotitliH that Lowcry'e  Claim wmh on earth it (lid business nil  pt/or the world. It was tliu moHt  uninue, independent ond fi)iir!<'HM journal ever produced in Canada Political  /Hid theological uupinica pumupti It with  (jut vononi of 11 i-iutlesnake until thc  frovornmiiiit shut It out of the raallH,  ������nd Itn editor ccasnd to pulilish It,  paitlv. on account of u 'lazy liver and  partly because it tnfcOH a pile of money  fo run ft paper thai in outlawed. Thorn  fire Btlll 2b ditfiirent cditloriH of this condemned journal in print, Send 10 vents  tuil get ono or p. CO nnd pet the bunch  JVT LOWERY.  Qmj.W0o.), ������. C,  Get your Raze rs Honed \  and your Baths at  Fraw ley's  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  j������*$������������*s������������-3e-������������oe-a������o������������������o������3������s<;  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals and  Good Kooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  TH03- WALSH  Proprietor.  upon a peak in Darien.'  Aud I have seeu the wilderness  transformed into fields of golden  grain, and orchards, and flowers,  and gardens, and lawns, where  happy children played and sang,  and have see:-; men and women  grow young and happy, being  sharers in the creation of a new  world of altars and of happy homes.  Only yesterday I sailed over  these wonderful lakes again, but  this time it was not in a skiff, as  twenty years ago. Already along  the shore3 on either side the pioneer has done his work, and the  meadow and .the orchard aud the  garden have displaced the wood.  The pear tree, the cherry, the apple and the peach tree have supplanted the pine, the fir, tho tamarack and the cedar. Girt on every  side by mighty mountains, neither  the typhoons that lash the Pacific  to fury nor tho tornadoes that  scourge the plains can touch these  shores. SSorm3 aud tempests are  utterly unknown, and as equally  unknown are the extremes of heat  and cold. Picture Jvillarney on a  vast and far more beautiful scale,  and free from tempests and mists  and rain,.and you begin to realize  the Arrow lakes, with their beauty,  grandeur and attractiveness.  You are right in directing the  attention of your readers to British Columbia. The picturesque  beautj-- of its lakes and rivers, and  the sublime grandeur of its mountain scenery find no parallel upon  this globe of ours. And its climate  and soil are all that is desirable for  men or women who love open air  life and bracing mountain u,ir, and  an occasional hunt for cariboo aud  elk. The apples grown on the  shores of these lakes are the finest  I have ever tasted, finer even than  those I have sampled from Lord  Aberdeen's wonderful orchards  about fifty miles further west.  There is something in the sun, in  the soil, in the serene atmosphere,  in tho ozone of these pure woods,  and in the absence of strong winds  that permit the growth and blossom and bloom of the apple in this  countiy as nowhere else on earth.  One rancher told me ho realized  $S00 off one acre of fruit.  Sometimes I think of building a  chalet over there on tho other side  of the lake where slopes the Halcyon mountain. Thero you can  now see tho dark woods rising one  plateau abovo another. I could  have a thousand acres (leared away  for flowers and fruit and meadow  and lawn, and could have trails  cut through the nestles up yonder  in tho bosom of those mountains.  Just think what a place this would  be to escape from the species cf  tiger hunt that prevails in Wall  Street. Jt is only four mills across  the lake from those wonderful  mineral springs of Halcyon.���������P.  A. O'Farrell,  Widdowson, Assayer, Neleon, B. C.  IngersoH's Speebh at Grave of Child  My Friends���������I know how vain  it isto gild a grief with words, and  yet I wish to take from every grave  its fear.  Here in this world where life  and death are equal kings, all  should bo brave enough to meet  what all tho brave* have met. The  future has been filled with fear,  stained and polluted by the heartless past. From the wondrous  tree'of life buds and blossoms fall  with ripened fruit, aud in the common bed of earth, patriarchs and  babies sleep side by side.  Why should we fear that which  will come to all that is? We cannot tell, we do not know, which is  the greater blessing���������life or death.  We do not kuow whether tho grave-  is at the end of this life or a door  lo another life, or whether night  here is not somewhere else a dawn.  Neither can we tell which is the  most fortunate���������the child dying in  its mother's arms, before its lips  have learned to frame a word, or  he who journeyed all the length of  life's uneven road, painfully taking the last few steps with staff or  crutch.  Every cradle a?ksus "Whence?"  and every coffin, "Whither?''  Thepoor barbarian weeping above  his dead can answer these questions as intelligently and satisfactorily as the robed priest of the  most authentic creed.  The tearful iguorance of one is  just as consoliug as the learned  words of the other. No man standing where the horizon of life has  touched tho grave has any right  to prophesy a future filled with  pain and ' tears. It may be that  death gives all there is of worth to  live. If those we press and strain  against our hearts could never die,  perhaps that love would wither  from the earth.- Maybe this common fate treads from out the paths  between bur hearts the weeds of  of selfishness and hate, and I had  rather live and love where death is  king than have eternal life wnere  love is not.      :  Another life is naught unless we  know aud" love the ones who loved  us here. They who staud with  aching heart around this little  grave need have no fear. The  longer and nobler faith in all that  is and is to be, tells us that death  even at its worst is only perfect  rest. We know that through the  common wants of life���������the needs  and duties of each hour���������their  griefs will lessen day by day, until  at last the grave will be to them a  place of rest and peace���������almost  joy. There is for them this consolation, the dead do not suffer. If  they live again their lives will  surely be as good as ours, We  have no fear. We are all children of the same mother, and the  same fate awaits us all. We, too,  have our religion and it is this :  Help for the living. Hope for tho  dead.  A Confessional Name.  different'directions. "Very well,"  said Goodwin, severely; "you cau  go this time, but never ask t me  again." <  Kansas "views the activities of  the new governor with almost unmixed joy. But the railways whom  he harf diwiplinfld with an anti-pass  law antl several other forms of  drastic legislation, besides tho commission bill, have another idea  about him.  "What do you think aboui  Stiibbs?'' a visitor asked one cf  the tw-rfl.ilway lobyif-ls.  " Well," he replied, "he remind?  me of the story of a  North'Caro  liua wedding.    -They as the Loiv-  have jined, let no  man  put asun  der,' said the parson.  " 'Parson,1 saos the bridegroom,  'I rises to question your grammar  in that sentence. Wo wants this  wedding done right.'  " When tho smoke had cleared  away thc bride looked around on a  dead minister, a dead brother, a  dead bridegroom and several other  dead men lying near,  and sighed.  " 'Them newfangled, self-cocking revolvers,' said she 'sure has  played hell with my.prospects'."  I often wonder, said a gentleman to a young mechanic, how  you ever plucked up enough courage to propose to your wife���������you  were always such a bashful young  fellow.'  Well, exclaimed the husband,  she made it easy for me. Yon  know I walked out with her frequently, and she must have known  I meant business. But I was  afraid to speak right out till one  night I said to her rather carelessly, "Do you think you'l ever  marry?" She said she thought-  she might: so I said, " When?"  "Whenever you do," was her  answer; and I said "All right.'  So we settled it there and then.  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, Poles, etc.',-Heavy Teaming  to any part of the District. ,  "Unequalled for.Domestic Use."  Metals get tired as well as living  things,' a scientist 'declares. Telegraph wires aro better conductors  >n Monday than on Saturday, on  iccount of their Sunday rest, and  a rest of three weeks adds 10 per  cent to the conductivity of a wire.  St. Peter���������What' Makes you so  busy?  Angel���������I am making a record of  the number of sighs that will be  made beforo Jim Hill completes  tho V., V. & E. to the coast.���������  Similkameen Star.  A Western town holds a citizen  whose name is Isaac Benjamin Full.  In writing it he frequently uses  tho first initial and the nickname  of the second part, thus, "I Ben  Full."  Recently a traveling man saw  this name on tho hotel register,  aud with a twiukle in his eye he  wrote beneath it, "So have I."  I want five cents worth of glory  divine, said a flaxen-haired tot,  looking in|ently at the clerk, in a  drug store.  Everybody within hearing of the  iufantile voice either laughed or  smiled, while the druggist looked  serious and appeared to be thinking.  Are you sure it is glory divine?  he asked the little oue.  yes, sir, was the. response.  For what does your mamma  want it? was tho next question.  To throw around the room and  into the back yard, said the little  tut innocently.  Isn't it chloride of lime she  wants? asked the drugraan.  The little girl nodded her ts-  fiout, and **oon she was on her way  home to her moth������r with the  package.  The colonel of the ���������th Cav-uh-y  was a martinet in all save his own  habits. Ou oue occasion 'the regiment was about to start on a long  march through Texas ;*and orders  were issued that Inggage should be  reduced to minimum.    Lieutenant  B had just received  from his  father a small box of books' twelve  by fourteen inches in measurement  and timidly asked the colonel if ho  might not take it along. Good  Gad! sir. No sir I Couldn't hear  of such a thing, sir ! I'm very-  sorry, colonel. It will bo very  dull out there without my reading.  My father sent me a barrel of  whiskey, too, ��������� but of course I  couldu't take that. Good Gad,  sir! Of course you can, sir. Anything in reason, sir 1   ���������  Cyrus Tosvnsend Brady told at a  dinner a story about charity.    ������  A millionaire, said Mr. Brady,  lay dying. He had lived a lifo of  which, a3 he now looked back on  it, he felt none too proud. To the  minister at his bedside he muttered  weakly :  "If I leave a hundred thousand  dollars or so to the church, will  my salvation bo assured ?"  The minister answered cautii-  ously : "I wouldn't like to be  positive,butit's well worth trying."  Jim���������Thero goes the Widow  Naggs. They say she drove her  husband to an untimely grave.  Charlie���������Well, that isn't so bad.  Sho might have made him walk  there.  Red glass hastens vegetation,  while blue grass suppresses it.  Sensitive plants like the mimosa  grow fifteen times higher under  red glass than under blue.  Occasionally the right man in  tho right place occupies quarters  iu a building where the windows  are protected by iron bars.  Among the birds the swan lives  to be the oldest, in extreme cases  reaching   300 years,  has beon  known  to  years.  The songs you cannot recall are  not the good ones.  The   falcon  live over 162  nelson, B. 0.  GEO. P. W10LI.S, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  ���������fte...  The sermon that  sermon that bits.  hurts is the  It is as unblessed to give as it is  to receive offence.  Heaven is gained by effort, not  alone by results. ���������  There are 321 medical missionaries in India, of-whom 121 are  men and 200 women.  Rossland  Is the leading hotel of the"  city,*, and the home of tourists,  mininir men,and commercial  travelers.   -  Do not miss it when visiting the famous Golden City.  " B. ComRins, manager.  Notice to  having his  As a gentleman was  luncheon in the coffee room of a  Birmingham hotel he was much  annoyed by another visitor, who  during the whole of the meal stood  with his back to the fire warming  himself and watching him partake  of his repast. At length, unable  to endure it any longer, he rang  the boll and said :  " Waiter, kindly turn that gentleman round ; I chink he is dono  on that side."  We have the goods, both old  and new.  We have the stock at the  Right Prices.  You will be the loser if yuu  fail to see our goods  FURNISHED HOUSES  TO REWT.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  STARKEY & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE  ' dealers in*  produce   and-. Provisions  "���������Icri  NELSON, B. O.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE    SOLICITED.  fieuu market Hotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British; Columbia.  HEHHY   STEGE.   PHOPR.  HORSE STRAYED.  Cnnii; Into my jircini.-f.t c Imy rnnrc nbout nlw;  yeniM olil. mi'I ivoIkIiIhk nln-ut im/' poiiikIh.  Brand ou I������ft nliouliltir Is mi A nnd uiidor It nn  M- Wlrecui ou li^ft from fool Owner ciin  nuvi'. the Hiimu by im.vlnKeviwinoo,  A-aMESKKK, Mlilwny, H. 0.  Frank FJetpjucr  ruoviNCUL Land Hurveyor,  tfelapp, E. C,  Various Kinds of Honesty.  With eonio people conscience is  largely a matter of bringing up.  Wo have known men who would  not polish their boots on Sunday  who would an cheerfully blacken  their neighbor's character on that  day as uny other. There are people who would not put a leaf of a  iiible in tho Ptovo for a fortune,  who never lose an opportunity to  roast everybody thoy can lay their  evil tonguea upon. We have  fcnpwn  men to wajlc fen blocka to  Itoy Bean, ono of the noted  characters of Texap. died a short  time ago. When Bean was police  magistrate and coroner of a Ktnall  town in Greene count}', he was  called upon to hold an inquest  upon the body of a eou'-i ���������<��������� -.vhn  was found dead. On tin* ���������.������.:;  was found a pistol and 840, iV'i.'i  lined the corpse the HO for carrying conceuled weapons, and put the  money away in his jeans. Not a  bean did he give to the country.  The following incident is relab-d  of JSTat Goodwin the actor : Not-  long ago Goodwin was standing on  the corner of Broadway and Thirfcy-  fouitli street, where three ear lines  converge, when a seedy looking  individual, apparently from tho  country, approached him question-  ingly, "I want to go to Brooklyn  Bridge," ho said, looking in perplexity at t|io cars rnfilijng jn six  A good old west country preacher  who had decided to leave an un remunerative charge, finding it impossible to collect his salary, said  in his farewell sermou : -'Ihave  little more to add, dear brethren,  save this: You were all in favor  of free salvation, and the manner  in which you have treated me  proves that you have got it.  Harold, aged five, had been sent  to purchase a pair of shoestrings  11n hi* mother.  iiow'loug does she want tin-in?  asked the proprietor.  Oh, a long time, answered Harold.   Till they wear out, I guess.  An Omaha man boasts that he  lias not been sick since ho let his  whiskers grow thirty-five- years  ago. But hrunuiit have missed iv  a lob of close shaves. ���������Detroit  Free Press.  THE LEDGE  j������/st$2ayear  In Advance.  Application for Trimafoi' ot License.  Tivlco Notico tlmt I Intoiul to npply to tho  Board of Liconso CcmmlsslonoM of .the City of  rireoiiwood nt tholr next sitting for a transfer  of tho Liquor Idoonflc now held by me for tho  Oreenwood hotel. ������ltuato on Loty Twenty-one  and Twenty, Block "B," Plun 28. Cily of Groun-  woo'i, FI. C, to Luiul I-onim.  Dutod tliU Und August, limn.  A. R  McDOXALD  Tlie Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C., has a line oi nerve .  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain town ol tlie Great West.   A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits metiti.  Pioneer  J-lotel...  Gpecnrjuood, B. C  The oldest"hoTel'in tlio city, nnd still  under the same innnn^emcnt. Rooms  comfortable, metis equal to any in tho  city, and thu bar sppplies only tne beat.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  streets.        ,  J, Mi. Kelson  A rock slide on the C. P. Ii. near  Cascade killed two mou last week.  It sometimes happens that a  man who has sand isn't a-hll' to  raise tl)0 wind,  r'R.EMO|4T HOUSE  Sclsou, B. C, is run on the  the American aud Kuropean  plan. Nothing yellow nbout  the house except the gold in  t*-e sad;.  Mt\Ioi?c   &   TiTccjilJLis  Lakeview ������ Hotel  NELSON, B.C.  Is a home for Miners.    Rates 61  a day.   All White Help.  N. Mali.ktte    -    -    Pkopbietob  a Regular monthly meetings of  >^W Greenwood lodge No, 28, A. F.  /%/* & A. M., Hi'e hold on the first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  nre cordially invited to /itf.-ntl.  JAS, M. 'lit UN IK. Sv<.i*.*t.wr,v,  W.F.M.K  G/i'eiiwniui Minert*'  lion. No  '22, W.  F M.. meets every  ! Saturday evenliur in Union Hall, Co������i-  ' per Hretit, Grt-'Biiwooil, at 7:80.  Also in hall at   Mother hoilc mine  Frld/iv evuiiinrrs nt 7:30  UKO. MBATHKUTON, .Secretary,  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O,  Is a comfortable home for  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWOKTE,  all  Tlie Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, P.. C, Is the leading  hotel of thc city. Mountain trout  aud giitnc dinners a specialty,  Rooms^rcBcrved hy telegraph,  HuaH_NivEN,.Prop  'd


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