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 II  Vol, ,. XV.  vl^Hr^-z^tl^ui   cy^&^-Lji^tsy  GLlEENvVrOQD, B. 0., THTJESDAl', AUGUST 27,1908.  ll ^      SEP 1. 1908    "' ^  "^grom^B' c  No. 7  wsmaassm^  '������' ������ ������ ������ -  Wontscrrat Lime Juice, Pints GOc.  Montserrat Lime Juice, Quarts...-.-  90c.  . Norton's Raspberry Vinegar, Pints   GOc.  Norton's Raspberry Vinegar, Quarts  90c.  li. (J. Raspberry Vinegar, Pints   '*)/)c,  B. C. Raspberry Vinegar, Quarts   (iOc.  Crosse & Black well "I-'nufc .Syrups  25c.  Bread Cakes and Pies for*Szile.  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., Lid.  irnrdwrire, Groneries', Clothing and Gent.-*' Furnishings. *       p  ?    _____  __;_f__2_*3is:  NADIAN BANK  OF. COMMERCE''.  ' HKAD   OI'l'ICK, TORONTO  B. E. WALKER, President  ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager  ESTAUUSIlKD  18G7  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Reserve Fund,- , 5,000,000  Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England  <i' .   f>fii55r-lTDV D^lr? 9 aj "TO O Every facility afiorclecl to farmers and  tUUl-JIKY B*b$Wfc3*5 _ others for'ihclransaction of their  banking.business.     Sales notes will be casiicd or taken for collection.  R/f/klJ    Accounts maybe opened by mail, and  Iv'riSL,       monies  deposited  or   withdrawn  in  this way with equal facility. lis  UH  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.  Let Us Make You a  Summer Suit;  Soniuiliinc that will lie cool,  light nnd as smart looking- as you  please���������  Homespuns, for instance!  They si re. light and airy, mid  when nifidrj up, (his material con-  slilutes tins total siiniimirtlnthin;;  If you havo'imver worn Halifax  iJuineapiin, wear it this'summer.  Conic, in and look over our  lipfiutiful ran^c.. of lightweight  materials-and let ns make, you a  suit, wlik-li will surely.keep you  cool.this summer. ���������   '   "��������� -  Hunter- Kcndrfck. Co.  E..W..WIDDOWSON  ASSAYJCK ASD CIIKiUrST.   .  CMAROUS:  Golil, Silvor, Cupper or Loud, ouch jl no  Go|r|-Si!vcr or Silver Lend 1 ,i0  Gulsl-Sllvur, with Copper or Lend  -J 50  . Careful' sampling ; accurate assaying; prompt" returns. 817 Baker  street, Xelson, B. O.  Assets Exceeds Fifty Million Dollars.  ; Ybiiv money is safer in the Bank than in  your house or in your pocket.  .  It is not tied up. You ean get it out at  any time without delay.  And it keeps on growing- all the time.  Interest on Savings Accounts  at the highest current rate is added to the  Principal every. 6 months.  $1.00 starts an account and secures a  pass-hook.  H. F. STOW, MANAGER  GREENWOOD BRANCH.  BANK   OF   MONTREAL  r  ESTABLISHED   1817. (^  PAID   UP  CAPITAL, $14,000,000.    .   'REST, $11,000,000 ������  UNDIVIDED PROFITs;-S422,689.98 fPjjj  General Huiiltingr Hiwlness-Triiii-sHcli'il.    I'rafts i.-i.-iuesl on nil points, anil Collee. ���������������:���������  *iioii������ iiiadc at iowi'ist i-utc.-,. fj^j  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   }    W. F. PROCTOR, . p3  INTEREST ALLOWED AT CURRENT RATES    J MANAGER GREENWOOD  BRANCH jfi," ]  IN ALL STYLES.  Patent Kid, Dougoln Kid, Beaded Toe, three and four strap,  Military or French Heel.    Some of the Best  American Makes Represented.       *  Dry Goods. RENDELL& CO. -Roots and Shoes  NELSON, B. 0.  Now Under Old and Original  Management.  E. E. PHAIE   -   -    MANAGER'  v  Choice   Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, ������32 and ������15  Per Acre.  J. STEEL  NELSON. B. C  Regular monthly meetings o[  Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. IsrKNTK, Secretary,  W.F.  Greenwood Miners'  [FiiionrNo. 22, W.  * P. M., meets every  Saturday ('.veiling in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:30.  Also in luill at   Mother Lode mine  Thursday evenings at 7:fl0.  II. A. MATIIEISON, Secretary.  .BAKER  Provincial Assayerand Ore  .Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited. Samples  receive prompt attention,  sox ls.'t. oKKEswnon, is. <;.  "������������������*S*S*S5^EE'i**_t!  PHOENIX, 13. a  la opposite tho Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathroom;* are always at the .service of- thope in i-ean-h 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 tho mountains and a pleasure to -drummers  with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL  '.'   -  .    -       PROPRIETOR  rUMKIXS,)  Milling!!..'.  It costs ho more but tastes like more  PHOENIX - BEER  The Pride-"of Western Canada. Phono 138, Grconwood  ms^BiBax&isasw^'^JtaSsxtWssiiii^f^fM ^utMMtmsM/iiMii3s&  First-class  Steam heat,  private   baths,  in every room.  Lories in 13.   0  bai' and barber shop.  'Jius meets-all trains  in everything-.  electric light,  Telephone  Finest lava-  First-class  MERCHANT TAILOR  Men's clMhes'cleaned, pressed and  '';. Repaired.  Fine Work  A Specialty  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, 15. C, Is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  mid game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Niven, Prop  The Roller,rink started-up Monday  last,  Peck JMcSwain is due at Creston this  week. ���������  IT. J. Bnyley, of T'lioll, wis a visitor ill  the cily Sunday Inst,  Kenneth MeKcnzic is in Ferine working at carpentering.  Thos. Roderick of Phoenix was ;i visitor  in the city Tuesday.  School opener! Monday morning and  not all the youths are happy.  Percy HuckiiKrliaiti left .Thursday last  for 1'crnie to work at his trade.  P. Wade, of Nelson. ,C. P. R. road-  inaster, was in the city Tuesday.  Mrs. A. W. Strickland ofPrinne Rupert  is visiting her sister, Mrs. li. G. Warren.  C. McCnirue aud N. "Mcl'i-tli, of Prince  Rupert, arrived iu the city Saturday last.  Dan McDonald is spending a fewdavs  in" the city. Tie lias lately heeu in Fife.  B. C.  Mrs. R. A. Mathcwson left Tuesday  morning for the coast to'join her husband.  I-*. W. TIart, of Spokane, is in the city  this week laoking after his'realty interests here.  Miss Martin aud Miss McICcnzie of the  public school staff, returned to the' cily  Saturday.  ��������� Tf you think you will not require'that  $���������2 this year you might just as well pay  yoiir subscription.  Mrs. Jas. Diinmick, who was injured  at the Mother Lode last .wast week, is  slowlj' lccovering.  Labor\day will be celebrated in Phoenix this year. The celebration will he  held September 7 and 8.  J.-Iy. and G. W.Diuiiiiick' of Starbuck,  Wash., brothers of Jas. Diinuiick, arrived  in the city Tuesday evening.'  C. J. Brandon, of .Vancouver, was iu  the city this week looking up pupils for  liis boys'school in that city.  C. G. Braithwaile left yesterday for  a mouth's visit in London, Out., and  other points iu Kastern Canada.  Toby, W. Klson's fox-terrier, drifted  out this week, supposedly through poison.  There are hundreds of worse dogs than  Toby still in the city.   ���������  Sunday night's electric storm put the  electric light system of the Greenwood  City Waterworks company out of commission for about twelve hours,  W:n. McLeod, Mrs. McLeod and Miss  Mcl.eod, of Portage la Traine, are ..visit-  ing in the district. Mrs. and Miss McLeod are sisters of Normal! and liert.  Miss Belt of St. Louis, was~visiting her  brother- S. A. Belt, the past week. Miss  Belt has accepted the position of teacher  of the Danville, Wash., public school.  ** Mrs. T. A. Dinsmore, wife of the chief  of police, arrived in the city Tuesday  from Grand Forks. Mr. and Mrs Dins-  mors will occupy a part of the Armstrong.  The manager of thc Gloria Dare company overlooked paying the Ledge for  advertising before leaving Greenwood.  We hope this disease is not chronic with  him.  It is said that a bank was cannoned in  Chesaw last week for ^oo, and a parson  in the Boundary for 45 cents. The holdups appear to have located the capitalist  class.  Alex Robinson was in the city Tuesday, lie has all his ties down at the C.  P. R. railway track ready to load. Lately  he has had difficulty iu getting cars,  probably owing to the strike.  The annual meeting of the Kettle River and South Okanugan Pioneers' association will be held iu the Central hotel.  Keremeos, this year on the iSth September. A large number will go from this  district.  Grand Master Fulton of the Odd Fellows will pay an official visit to Boundary  Valley Lodge. Greenwood, Wednesday  evening, September 2. The K. of P. and  I. O. 0. F. will exchange nights of ineeL-  iug next week.  Rev. F. J. .Ruth'erford, Methodist minister here, left Monday for a visit to  friends iu Toronto. lie will be gone  about a mouth. During his absence joint  services will be held by the Presbyterians  and Methodists.  Neil Lamont, Walter Kennedy and K.  Foyle Smith went up the West Fork this  week to do assessment work ou the Valley View mineral claim between "Beaver-  de'll and Curmi. They will a'so do a little  fishing on the side.  Considerable fruit from the ranches  along the Kettle river is being sold in the  city this season. In another year or two  the fruit growers of the Kettle river will  be able to supply all local demands iu  apples, plums and small fruits.  A large number of nails in the Greenwood sidewalks are getting above their  calling. Some effort should be made by  thc city fathers to keep them iu their  proper places. ��������� An aristocracy among  nails is really carrying things too far.  The grouse shooting will commence  next week, and then the provincial officers will have their chance. lie would  be a brave hold-up, indeed who would  stay iu the brush while Greenwood's  numerous sportsmen were after grouse.  Last week Jack Anderson was run over  and killed by a C. P. R. train near Anaconda. Jack was well known both here  and in Anaconda, and was modest and  tiiiassiiniiiig. lie was'one of the most  regular attendants at the K. of P. lodge  and joined the Doukks at Phoenix a year  Curtis and the children. A large number  of cili/cns were present at the ceiemony,  including members of Ihe school board,  Mayor liiiHli'ii;', Gold Commissioner Mc.  Mvnn mid City Clerk Taylor. Three  cheers wore given while the dag was being raised.  A. r>. Macfarkine, who has been editor  of the Boundary Creek Times for Ihe pest  thirteen months, leaves next week for  Vancouver to study law, The Ledge  like most ol the people of Greenwood  will be sorry to see Mr. Alacfarlane leave  the city, for during thc lime he has had  editorial charge of the Times the relations  between the two papers have been most  friendly, and the staff of The Ledge will  long remember thc nian'v courtesies extended to it by li'm. Mac is just what  the people of Ontario es-pcet every graduate of Toronto (luiversitv to be���������a gentleman. We wish him a brilliant career  in his profession, and believe it will be an  Jionest one.  Dispatches have been sent lo oulside-  papers, stating that there has been trouble  in T'lhoit, and that the striking machinists  arc likely to injure C. P. R. properly.  There js absolutely 110 truth in these  dispatches. The 'machinists are not  creating any disturbances, and if C. P. Improperly is injured it will he done by the  detectives in onler to hnlrl their jobs. It  is an old corporation game���������untruthful  dispatches published in subsidised papers.' Union men are too wise lo coin-  mitacts of violence during astrike.. They  are thoroughly disciplined. Fvery move  is carefully considered, and the executive of the Machinists' union know the  strong aud weak piaces in the armor of  the C. V. R. better than do the officials of  thc company.  The Myncaster.cricketers will play the  Greenwood eleven in thc city park Sunday next, 30th insl. A smoker will be  given in honor of the visitors iu Eagles'  hall Saturday evening at 9-o'clock, to  which all are invited. The Greenwood  eleven will be chosen from thc following:  J. L. Coles, S. M. Johnson, II. Browning,  0. F. Hawtrev, II., de Wiele, F, W. Mc-  Laiue, H. I). Rochfort, K. Ii. Dill, C.  McClung, J. C Alston, A. Eritt, R. S.  Palmer, C. G. Curtis. P. Meacham, Sid  Oliver and 11. Ilewar. The reception  committee are F. W. JIcLainc, W. G.  McMynn, D. A. McDonald, C. McClung  and B. de Wiele. The local team will  endeavor to give the visitors as good a  time as the Myncaster boys gave them.  "cees������������������������ 8s *st9������s@������ ������j������������m&������3$  c.  L.  TLomet  of Midway  Killc;! by Bandits  MADS GALLANT FIGHT  Was Taken at a Disadvantage lnit  Kept Sh-oting Until He Fell-  One of' the Dcsperadons Eadly  Wounded-Bloodhound'* on Trail.  ago.   Jack was Martin Anderson's "dog.  A letter received from R. T. Lowcry  this week says that he is having thc time  of his life. He says he has had his hair  parted in the middle ever since he struck  l'etrolia.. A longer acquaintance with.a  mother-in-law will perhaps obviate the  need of parting his hair. Alex. McDonald of Nelson was the only other II.  C. representative at the Petrolhi Old  Hoys' reunion,  Monday morning the flag whs raised at  the public school by J. .S. Iliniie, chairman of the school board. During the  raising of the ling the national anthem  was sung by C. G Curtis and the school  children. A short introductory speech  was made by Mr, llirnie, who called upon  Rev, F. V. Veiiables and Rev. M. 1). Mc-  Kec for addresses. After the speech making "The Maple Leaf" was sung by Mr,  Boundary Falls.  The public school was opened on August 24th for the next hi!f year, under  favorable auspices. At 3 v. rn. a social  was held in the school house, at which  nearly all the residents and their families were present. Triisr.".' I!a::bury was  appointed chairman, but ."t '!���������*'= desire the  chair was taken by Mr. Craig. The proceedings opened with the singing of the  "Maple Leaf" by the school children.  Mrs. Moore presided at the organ. A  speech on the '��������� Story of the Flog " was  delivered by Mr. Moore, M.' A. A song  by Miss B. Roosa, other short addresses  aud speeches were given by Mr. .Craig,  ?ilr."-Roo3:f-ar.;1.-Mr.-Ryan.' Mrs. Moore  gave a musical selection, after which refreshments consisting of ice cream, cake,  fruit and candy, were served to all present. The proceedings closed by the  hoisting of the Union Jack on thejiew  flag pole and the singing of the National  Anthem by all present. A fine new bell  was recently presented-to the school by  the Dominion Copper Co.' and proves of  great service.  A dance was held iu the Miners' hall  011 Monday night and was well attended.  The smelter daily expects to be opened  up again, having had to close owing to a  shortage of coke, when this little town  looks forward to a prosperous season.  Almost a Capture.  Last week, near Hall's ranch, Jo.-  Wilinshurst, road foreman, an:l hisg,'in������-  came across a couple of men heaiilo a  eainpfire. As soon as the road .gauge-ampin sight the two men took to the  brush, leaving part of their camp outfit. After the men not into the brush  they fired a couple of shors from a revolver, evidently to stop pursuit. The  provincial oflii;ers at Phoenix, Midway  and J'holt were notified, but uiifortn'-  nalc.ly none of thorn were able to ������-er  there except Ollicer Jensen of Kholt.  who did not believe any soorl could result, from taking- to the brush after tin;  suspicious characters Ollicer DiX'k  stji.hu'of Phoenix was vury busy that  day and could not get down tol'hnU.  anil Ollicer Aston of Mieway, was following- a clue that did not lead to Hall's  ranch. Thus, ii this gods had not been  iiiipropitious. the two men, possibly the  hold ups, might have, been captured.  However, ail the wagon roads and railway tracks leading to Phoenix, Kiiolt  and Mid way.'ire be-ins* carefully guard  ed. There arc not enough police to  guard tho. trails.  Later���������-The two '-men filtered thromrh  the scenery into Niagara Sunday,..calling at Alex Robinson's camp for grub,  and sleeping Sunday night iu Lequiniu*'-  Hawmill Meantime ilie:" police were  iriiardingall the more public highways,  over which any i-elf���������respecting' artillery  expert might be expectd to travel.  Monday morning- three horses, two  vehicles, four revolvers, four rifles, and  eight cartridge belts, with four constables attached to tlieni, started out  from airy Grand Forks up the North  Fork road. The two men wouldn'r  coino out of the brush, doubtless didn't  know they were expected to come out  into the open to be slaughtered, and, of  course, the. vehicle-* couldn't be taken  through the thick brush. Thus, owiiis*  to the fugitives not being posted in the  police etiquette of the West, a capture  was a vert lid and an imporiant clue has  gone south for the winter. Military  manoeuvring* cannot be Biiccessfully  done in Ihe brush, and possibly those  familiar wirli the hush would bo better  lilted to cope with the tactics of knights  of the. road.  Tuesday evening about nine o'clock  two masked men���������supposed to be the  two hold-ups who have been operating  iu the district���������entered C. I,. Thomet's  hotel at .VI id way. Just as they entered  the door he reached for his gun beneath  the bar arid be and the bandits commenced shooting. Two bullets struck  Thnniet and it is believed one of the  hold-ups was wounded. There are so  many conflicting slories.'v.-e print below  the evidence of William H. Bower, an  eye-witness,, which may be considered  fairly accurate, taking into consideration  the the natural excitement of a man not  used to gun plays. The evidence was  given at the coroner's inquest, held yesterday by Coroner Black with the following jury: T. J. Hardy (foreman), Jas.  Kerr, W. L. Melville, Win* Tippie, Geo.  Schulli, and S. A. Crowd!.  Wm. H. Bower, sworn. Am a banker,  reside in Grand Forks. I wasat Thomet's  hotel close to or a few minutes earlier  than 9:30 o'clock in  the evening.   De-  . 'I In: siipreiihi court judges at the const  are mill quarreling among themselves,  ll' Mr. Justice Martin would make his  home in the interior of 1 ho province-  Hay Nelson-���������he would have nodilliculty  in'ityrc'.'ilig ������ ilh the people. l"esidi!lit,B  i.f milling' cnnips dn not object to a  judge having' brains and being inder  rx'iident.' One of tiie supreme court  judges should icslile hi the interior and  Mi* Justice Ma.tin has maden specialty  of mining claim litigation, no doubtless  would he the he.it lilted for the work  here. Tint judge, who fully appreciates the importance mid dignity of his  position, will never disgrace it.  Tlie lii'rtt isimii' i������f the Ori'ston Uovi ew  was published on Mm yi.lh Ins'., with  A. T. Penibei'tiin us manager, and Jiu>,  T. Athi'i'toii, e.liter. It. starts out wiih  a good advertisiut' patron a; re, is newsy  nnd well printed.  ceased, Archie McDougall and George  Henderson were in room. I was stand  ing at north end of bar looking from  door. I casually turned and saw two  masked men*. They had blue masks on.  Each had gnu pointing towards deceased.  Deceased was standing at end of bar  about eighteen feet from me. I saw a  motion of deceased to pick up pistol,  which was near his hand. Deceased  picked same up and fired instantaneously  iu direction of two masked men, who returned the lire instantaneously by two  shots. Can't say which man fired or  whether both fired. The man nearest  me covered me first for a moment, then  dropped his gun to his side, then both  went out of thc door quietly as they  came in. I made for the. wall nearest  the street so that it they shot back into  room I would not be exposed to fire.  Saw that they might still pot me, and  hurried to dining room,, deceased being  crouched" beside'door, X presuitit-d '��������� in position to fire if they showed up again. I  went into room past him, and said "don't  shoot: it is me." He didn't answer.  After passing him I went around to back  of sideboard, thinking it a place of safety,  and deceased was on his back bleeding  from wound in neck. McDougall and  Mrs. Thomet then rushed in.  To Jury���������Thomet was partly covered  by bar. Think Thomet tired another  shot, but it had no effect as men had  gone. After the two'shots firedjhy masked  men Thomet crouched down behind the  bar where he was standing, and, I believe, fired a shot from that position.  Then he backed into dining door, crouching down. The shot in dining room was  fired before I left wall. Deceased did  not speak after masked men appeared.  Deceased did not speak to men anil men  did not speak to him. Do not know if  masked men went round to front part and  shot into dining room. Do not know  who masked men were. I'oth about same  size. Seemed well-sized men iu dark  clothes. Eye-holes in line and guns  well iu line. Deceased [had gnu iu his  hand when I passed him going into  dining room.  Dr. J. E. Sp.iiikie examined thc body  and found two bullet wounds on the  body, oue on right side between 3rd and  -|th ribs, aud the other ou left side  through neck just above collar bone. The  latter was cause of death.  A number of the residents of the town  were on thc spot a  fuw minutes after the  shot, Will Melville being  the  first.    He  saw the men as .they were  making off.  It is thought the intention was to hold  up the Spokane, as one 01" thc  Saulter  brothers saw a couple  of men come to-  wauls the house three times from a vacant  lot   opposite,  but each  time   were   disturbed by people passing,   The Sauller.-.  were prepared with shot guns, one on  the verandah upstairs and the other in ' posin  the bar.   They expected the hold-up to  come off, and were waiting patiently for  it when they  heard the shots.   They at  once went  to Thomet's place, but were  too late to get a shot.   A posse of between   twenty  and   thirty  men,  under  W. J.  Devitt   of   Nelson,"   with   bloodhounds, started yesterday evening. J. R.  Jackson was out all  day yesterday on his  own account and, it is believed, was able  to give the police valuable information.  The late Chas.  L.  Thomet was born  near Berne, Switzerland,  and was a 48  years, 10 mouths aud 21  days old at time  of de:ith.    He .catue to this district  16  years ago.    I (chad been a hunter and  prospector before coming here.    Every:  one well acquainted with Charley Thomet  knew just what he would do in case of a  hold up,'arid he did it.   A brave man,  long familiar with  the  methods of the  gnu men of the West, and a contempt,  if not hatred, for the the "bad"   man,  he simply couldn't put up his hands.  The   robbers   doubtless   came   prepared  to   kill   and   knew, as   he knew,  what  would   be    the    result   if  11    hold-up  were atteutpled���������death  to one or both.  His   dying   moments showed   the cuol,  brave determination of the man.    Even  in dying he placed himself 'in a position  where he could do most execution.  Mrs Thomet anil family have the sympathy of the district in the loss or a brave,  noble-hearted husband aud father.  The funeral will be held iu Midway tomorrow (Fn.iayi at -2 o'clock. 'The  Knights of l'uhias have charge of the  arrangements.  Alhei-ni is to have a Tall fair.  The V., V. & li. has not vet reached  Princeton.  A school house has just been finished  at Perry Siding.  G. 0. Buchanan; of Kasln, thinks ihe  province should assume the city debt of  Pernio,  W. S. Keith, formerly of Greenwood,  has opened offices in Si'atlle ns consulting' engineer and metallurgist;.  Geo. Stillwcll, foreman of the Hewitt *  mine near Silvcrton, is in  the Slocan  hospital suffering from appendicitis  Alberni was made happy last week  by the free ilinlribution among Ihe cir-  izr-na of sample bottles of (Jorbv's whiskey.  The town of Salmon Arm is going- fri  put. in a waterworks system. The water  will be taken from Cascade creek, five  miles distant.  In Vernon last week. Two men, A  gasoline motor. An empty tank. A  lamp. A can of gasoline. Later���������Two  men in.hospital.   Fortunate two.  Rossland has a pugilistic boom at  present. Not the five street, variety,  but the gate-receipts kind, where two  fellows hit at each other with a pair of  pillows, for half an hour or so. when  one of themgoes to sleep. The receipts  are divided in private.  The Creston Cemetery Co. is offering-  twenty lots in block -1 at $10 per acre  says the Review The offer holds good  for 40 days. IS Creston families require  an acre each for burial purposes there  is no dang-er from race suicide. That  town should be ,1 good place for a live  .undertaker.  J. IT. White, foreman at the Goose  Bav mines on Observatorv Inlet, came  to Prince Rupert on the Venture. lie ���������  says they are bn������y at. work installing a  compressor plant," which will be driven  by water power. He waits a dozen or  more laborers and a few good carpenters.���������Prince Rupert Empire.  The first issut! of the Ladvsmith  Chronicle, published by Carlev '& Car-  lev, is to hand. D. M.'Carlev'fonnerlv  of Nelson, is the editor. Mr. Carlev  has the happy faculty of saving a great  deal in a very few words. Everv sentence counts. * The Lecijie welcome'' the -  Chronicle, and hopes its editor will continue to use the rapier freely.  The Scandinavian confederacy and  the Phoenicians are at war with each  otli"1!'. Two pitched battles were fought  last week, and more lo come. Two  lawyers went up from here last week to  defend tho descendants of the Vikings.  As:the cases have all been appealed,  comment would bestriking'ibelow the  belt. . - ...  " The'Silver Crrp'at 'Te><nisdii is (level-"*  opiner'and shipping' steadily. The ore  bodies in this mine are improvina- both  in size and grade as depth is obtained.  Four stopes are being-worked and abo.ut  sixty men are employed in and around  the mine. There is a possibility that a  long tunnel may be started to "tap the  mine at a 1,400 foot level soon.  Torn and Con AVhelan, of the Napanee  hotel, Ferine, lost all they bad and came  up smiling. Before the ashes were cold  they had secured a lea^r, on the lots  lcross the street, order in for muti-rial  nid two touts; up, and were, ft'edi'mr  their friends without, money and wi'tlr-  out price. The Whelan boys an>. hustlers and have made a lot irirn-e. friends  slurir.it-- the trouble that followed Fe.r-  nie'-' la^t dNinri'r. They will open tin-  new Napani'i1 on Friday, siinplv as au  omen of good luck.���������Craiihrook'Uiirald.  A sensible feature for which this 0. P.  IJ. is to be commended is the maintenance of a lire warden nIon>_' wooded portions of their Will's. The C. P !,'. owih  some very valuable timber lands and it  is to their interests that they ���������dinuM  jrrant assistance iu lighting hii-di tires  and having them exiiujiuislieil as soon  as'possible If C. P. IJ wardens ,-tnd  the provincial ���������������������������overninent wafde:..-.-  should be patrolling- the same territorv  it i" to be hoped that eaeh'wil! not waft  for the other to take the initiative in  puttiin: out (ires by way of seem.* how  much money they can save for then-em  ployers   hv   le-tt.inr   the   other  shoulder the expense.���������Tfediey ('  Andy Cinninin-rs.  Kr.ox "hotel in Prince  and w  10 <i  a irood  The Japanese _' ivorumeiit is invisti-  galirig the limine nf the belting'at the  various nice ni". tings, and if it is found  to injure hoci',' '  itek.  1 ���������.iiur it will he proliib-  Best of Jo') .'rioting at The Ledge.  Ii-i I) Si..1,. y,the iauioiisblind evim-  ;'i.ii:.t, wm. ������iii fame as 11 singer with  |)im:-Ih :, At tody, died at Brooklyn Inst  1-Ymi ...     lie was Ii3 years old,  fellow  *./.ette.  who   onetii'd   the.  Rupert iu March,  hllMiii'.-s  while  he  ran the plaee,  has got what is cominir  to men who would rather sell  whi.skev  illegally than tfrub���������-���������leavtlly.   After .lis-  of his interest in  the Knox.be  posed 'for a time as a cjpitali-.r: then ha  became a dealer in  liquor, brinnin,'-  it  to Prince Rupert from VL-t.u-ia ������.,��������� -'\ :n-  i>gar."    lie delied the'poiiiv:  but   'oey  kept tab on him >���������> cln-i' tint   he  iw-n't  to [IitzeltoH in the. hitter ;urt >->i -I'lly.  At'i'ortlin^-to tliu cotnmiiiiieui p.ipei .nf  Stipendiary Madfltrute. V.tle.iu.'of M.ix-  oiton,  he opened n disreputable IiosIm;  11 far lla/.eltoii, hroii^ht   i'i   liquor, mnl  resisted arrest   lie. wa-tried on  \timi-t  ���������Sth and was scnienccrl to -i\ ui'mtli-; at  hard iab(.r at New We-tuiiii-i   -nnd  to  pay a line   of $;)00.   He   wa-,  .lroii'xiit  down  to  Port  Essington  and   will   he  taken to New Wesimiiwter on  the lirir  siiith-hound .steamer.   Ciiiurniii'.'s had  friends when he caine to Prince Rupert  from   Goldh'eld,  Nov.���������Ilrince   Rupert  I'nipire.  A Now Industry.  A deal which will prove of much material advautai'-e to the city and district,  was put through on Friday afternoon  last. This was the transference of f'ev-  011 sqiume miles -of timber situated  about, liftei-u miles north of Gloucester  City, by pus Snyder, Sam Horner and  (���������'. M. Fripp, to C. 15 Deniiison and  George Mayer, of Chicago, who inls'iid  to commence operations iiiiniediati-ty.  The purchasers are I'ormiug'a company,  capitalized at SI,<>���������>'..,!'ti, mid will erect  a mill of KiO.iKJO feet, per day capacitv, a  capacity greater than that "of the Vale-  Cnlumbia company's mill at Cascade.  Mayer Fnpp is interested in the scheme,  Willi Messrs Deniiison and Mayer, and  will have a place on tho board of di-  lectors. The payroll of a mill of'such  capacity will mean much to the merchants of the city.���������Grand Forks (.In-  zctto.   An Arabic newspaper, Ash .Shi'lhab,  has been started in Moutrcil, M. N,  Zui'batany, of. Datuuseiis. is editor and  proprietor. It nlnwiky.hns a circulation  of three thousand.  The Ledge only $1 a year.  mumamm I'-, v      ./ '"1 ,'���������  -������������������������������������-v  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  *\  SEH THEARTIS1  He Shows What He,Can Do as  an Expert Paperhanger.  THE COOK  HELPS  HIM  OUT.  Results Are Not Fully  Up to His Expectation,   but    It   Forms   Diversion  |   For tho Family���������Mrs. B. Laughs For  Five Minutes.  i ".Copyright, 190S, by T. C. McClure.]  ' When Mr. Bowser reached home tho  other evening he was carrying a bundle almost as large as a beer keg undo;  his arm, and when Mrs. Bowser met  him in the hall and demanded an explanation he said:  "Never mind until after dinner. 1  could have had it sent tip from the  store, but I was afraid it would not be  on hand for tomorrow morning."  "But you can just say what is in tho  bundle, cau't you?" she persisted.  "Not a word. In due time you shall  know all, and when you come to know  ] guess you won't think I'm such a  slow old poke after all."  During the dinner hour Mrs. Bowser's  curiosity   was  runniug' on  that  "\V'EI,L,   NOW,  BUT  WHAT DO  100  TILIXK  OF THIS ?"  bundle.    She figured that it was too  small for a new milk cow.  It didn't appear to contain a dozen  Leghorn chickens.  If there was a spring pig in there,  then he was keeping wonderfully  quiet  She had seen fire escapes come up,  but there were angles to the bundles.  If it was a flying machine, then it  was smaller than tho pictures she had  Keen in the papers.  There was no toot, toot, toot, to it,  and so it could not be a young automobile.  Discloses His Plans.  Mr. Bowser chuckled to himself and  looked benevolent and complacent and  held on to thc mystery until dinner  was over and they had returned to the  sitting room. Then ho lighted a cigar  arid walked around with his hands under his coattails and said:  "Mrs. Bowser, do you know why thc  Interior of this house must remind  every one that enters our doors of a  sawmill?"  "What do you mean by such a question as that?" she replied.  "Just exactly what I said. Look  iiround you. Do you see any art in the  carpet? Is there any in the furniture?  Is there any iu the wall paper? Look  np or look down, and you Iind the  same old thing. Up to date people  must wonder if we belong to the last  century."  "Aud who bought the furniture, the  carpets arid the wall paper, Mr. Bowser? I wanted to select those things,  as every wife should, but you wouldn't  have it that way. It must be what  you said or nothing."  "No back talk, woman. I knew your  tastes aud bought accordingly. I have  never been satisfied. Time and time  again 1 have fairly longed to live in a  barn for u change. There are times  when this sameness, this absence of  art, gets on my nerves uutil I want  to take the ax and smash things up."  "And now the conteuts of that bun-  ��������� die are goiug to change tho house into  a regular studio of art?" she asked.  "It is going to change the library, at  least, and then we will take room by  room aud go through the whole house.  You'shall now have your burniug curiosity gratified."  Then Mr. Bowser went down the hall  after the bundle* and brought it back  with him and tore off the wrapper aud  revealed eight double rolls of wall paper. He unrolled oue .of them for a  couple of yards and held it up and  said:  "Well, now, but what do you think  of this?"  Mrs. Bowser knew It to be a pattern  at least fifteen years old. It was a  cheap paper, such as might be found  in the oflice of, a village hotel. It was  n paper with pictures on "it���������pictures  of Shakespeare. Byron and Milton following each other in succession.  "Where ls the art?" she asked after  b moment's study.  "The art, the art? Woman, look  there���������and there���������aud there! Who was  Shakespeare? Who were thc others?  Could anything be more appropriate  for n library? Here Is art. Hero Is  ���������sentiment. Here Is genius. Why,  from the hour the paper is on the walls  I shall spend my evenings In the library looking at Jt." "  "Have you got a paperhanger to  put it on?"  "No, ma"nm, I haven't. The hand of  no sordid paperhanger shall defile  fill* paper. I shall hung It myself. I  Urivc arraugeu ro stay nome tomorrow  to do It." -  "I���������I wish you wouldn't," she replied, with a sigh,  "No doubt you do. But I shall, just  the same. You aro satisfied with the  old sawmill as it Is. If you had your  way you'd chuck this paper Into tho  furnace. Wait until tomorrow ulght,  however, aud perhaps I can bring  about a chunge of mind. See tho paper lis It looks on the wall before you  make up your- mlud to commit suicide." .  Mrs, Bowser said no more. Of what  use? Mr. Bowser would go ahead Just  the_8Biac. - She maaajzed to introdux-o  . another subject; and liter muttUi* was  dropped, although Mr. Bowser insisted  on unrolling all the ..other rolls aud  trailing them over the floor and sitting  there aud looking at them for half au  hour after she had gone to bed.  The art business wus entered upon  bright aud early next morning. When  llr. Bowser was all ready to begin  work his instructions to Lor were:  "Now, you keep out of the library. I  want no criticisms until the job is  complete."  Of course he should have cleaned  the walls of the old paper at the first  move, but of course he didn't. Of  course he should have had his paper  trim mod where he bought it, but as he  had not requested it tho thing was not  done. The cook had made him a pan  of paste, and ho was anxious to get to  work. He wanted tho art to begin to  show up so as to cheer him on.  In about fifteen minutes Mrs. Bowser made an excuse to outer tho library. Tho furniture had all bocu  shoved to one side, and tho first strip  of tho now paper was ou.  "Didn't I tell you not lo come in  here?" roared Mr. Bowser.  "Yes, but I'm looking for my thimble. Got a strip on, oh? Shakespeare,  Byrou and Milton look well standing  on their heads. How did you happen  to think of the improvement?"  Tho strip had been put on upside  down. Mr. Bowser would have denied  it, but tho evidence was too plain. He  nt first decided to charge Mrs. Bowser  with doing it to spite him, but changed  his mind and took her by tho shoulders  and pushed her out of the room. Thou  he pooled down the strip and put It on  right end up. lie had the third one  on when Mrs. Bowser opened the door  and asked if ho wanted any kindling  wood of the boy.  Paper Not on Straight.  "You   know   I   don't!"   ho' yelled.  "Have I got to take tho*"ax to keep  you out of hero?" *"*  "I didn't 'know, you know. Don't  you see that your second strip isn't on  plumb? The Shakcspoarcs, Byrons  and Miltons are loaning over as if they  had had too much drink."  Mr. Bowser started for her, but she  escaped, and after squinting at the  strip from every angle he pooled it  down and put it. up agaiu. He then  locked the door, and Mrs. Bowser  couldu't got in again. When lunch  was ready he locked the door behind  him, aud when she asked now his art  work -was coining on he didn't do any  boasting. In fact, ho seemed depressed  and puzzled. She offered to go iu and  trim paper for him, but he glared at  her and did not answer. Twice during  tho four hours succeeding lunch she  heard him fall from the stepladder  with a crash that shook the house, but  when she knocked on the door and  asked if he was dead he shouted out:  "Of course I'm not! And you keep  right away from here!"  At 5 o'clock the door was unlocked,  and he appeared with a smile on his  face and said:  "Madam Bowser, will you enter the  library and bo introduced to Mr. High  Art?"  She entered aud took a careful look  around and then sat down on thc  lounge and laughed till tho tears came.  In spite of his first mistake Mr. Bowser had three strips on wrong cud up.  There were two strips that bent to the  left and two to tho right. There were  twenty different places* where the old  paper showed along thc edges. It was  a museum In which Shakespeare, Byron and Milton appeared right side  up, wrong side up and any old way,  and they looked mighty lonesome about  it.  Mrs. Bowser laughed for five minutes, and when she finally looked up  Mr. Bowser had disappeared. Ho was  not upstairs. lie was not down cellar.  Ho had gone, .vanished, disappeared,  and ho and high art might " 'i* get  together In this vain world agaiu.  M. QUAD.  HE WAS  COLLECTING.  But His Smooth 8ohemo Didn't Work  With Her.  "You'd better get away'from lienor I'll call the dog!" exclaimed the  woman who came to the kitchen dooi  wlieu he knocked. "We haven't any  thing for tramps."  "Ma'am," said the hobo, giving a  fair imitation of a Chesterfleldian  bow, "you sadly misjudge me. I am  not a tramp, but a collector."  "Well, wo~ dou'l owe anybody bul  Ihe grocer, and be wouldn't send a  man-like you to collect," she answered  sharply.  "Again you are in error," asserted  tho hobo, with extreme courtesy. "I  am not a bill collector, but only a man  who has taken up the prevailing fad  Surely ruy language ought to convince  you that 1 am - not a common 'man  Everybody Is collecting something or  oilier those days. Some people collect  stamps, some prefer coins that are  rare, some seek books, some costly  cups, some steins, some genisr'sorae  colonial furniture, and so on. -My  friend thc emperor of Germany, I am  informed, has a mania for collecting  shoes worn by distinguished historical  personages."  "And what do you collect?" demanded tho woman.  "Ma'am," replied tho hobo, with another bow, "I have boon carried away  by (ho fad to such an extent that I am  collecting .samples of cooking. If you  have"���������  "1 haven't," she broke in abruptly.  "As a side lino," went on the habo,  with unrufllcd temper, "1 collect old  clothes.   If you happen to have"���������  "I haven't," she said again.  "Very well, ma'am; very well," he  returned, backing away. "No harm  done. We collectors have to accustom  ourselves lo disappointments. , We frequently have difficulty getting the  treasure that wo seek, aud we learu to  bo patient."���������Chicago Post.  And   Bright's   Disease  Are   Practically One.  Dr. Bright discovered that the symptoms of Bright's disease wore caused  by inflammation of tho kidneys. Thus  it derives its name. As to the relationship of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills to the above disease, the testimonials of thousands boar evidence,  Notwithstanding the remarkable  euros of*this dreadful disease by this  medicine, people still work on, complaining of terrible pains in the .small  of the back, exclaiming they fool "all  in/' being overcome with feelings of  weariness and despondency.  . Perhaps you haven't those particular symptoms, but have tho ones  which are most noticeable in the  urine, opon them tho physician relics for a positive opinion. If the  urine is ol a deep color, has a strong  odor and deposits a heavy sediment  upon standing, then consider your  case carefully. They aro infallible  signs, but not of an incurable disease; thanks to Dr. Chase.  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills nave  cured other persons; they can euro  you. One pill a close, 25 cents a box,  at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &  Co., Toronto, Ont. Write for Dr.  Chase's 1908 Calendar Almanac.  I.GllOpOl  Sees Trouble Ahead When Madam Jones Calls For Back Board.  WORKS HIS GAME OF BLUFF,  A'fter Being Called All Kinds of Harsh  Names' by Ex-Landlady, the Major  Succeeds In .Getting Out of a Rather  Tight Hole.  [Copyright, 100S, by T. C. McClure.]  The grand prom���������ter had a basin of  soapsuds and a sponge,and was working away at the grease spots on his  coat when the oflice door opened and  In walked his landlady. By some oversight ho had forgotten to lock tho  door. It was not his present landlady,  not the one before tho present ouo,  not the one he had had in a year < r  two.' It was thc landlady whoso  boarding palace he loft oue night because' she  insisted that ho owed  her  How He Took It.  "Yes; I refused him. I did it as  kindly as I could. I told.him that I  would always cherish his friendship  as a sacred thing."  "What did ho say?"  "He said he was glad I took It that  way. lie was afraid, he said, that I  expected him to propose, arid for. I  minute or two his heart stood still for  fear I would take him up. Then ho  added that In refusing his heart and  hand I couldn't have' done anything  that would fill him with a stronger  sense of gratitude."  "The wretch!"���������Kansas City Times.  Presence   of   Mind.--.  General Funslon, at a dinner in  San Franciseoj cited an example of  great presence of mind.  "In thc height of tho disorder here"  ho said, "a mob was looting a big  grocery, when a bund of soldiers arrived on tho scone.  "One thief had seized two hams,  and was about to make "off with one  under each arm, when he ran plump  into  an   oflicer.  "Placing the hams in the officer's  arms,   ho  said  peremptorily:���������  " 'Take care of these, my man, cr  the first thing you know, they will  be stolon'."  No matter how* deep-rooted tho corn  or wart may be, it must yield to Hollo way's Corn Cure if used as directed.  "Seems to mo you look younger  than ever."  "Why not? As I grow older I become more and more export in ayoicling trouble."���������Life.  When the Moon Was Full.  They were sitting ou the porch.  *"It seems to me," ho said, "that if  over a niau was inclined to propose to  a girl it would bo when the moon'was  full."  "Like this?" she asked.  "Yes."  "But, then, that's all nonsense," she  said. "You've known mo at least thirty-six full moons."  There being no other way out of It,  ho proposed.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Not to His Liking.  He Was Wise.  loung Man���������Why did you advise  Miss Smith to go abroad to study music?  You know she has no talent.  Old Man���������I live next door to Miss  Smith.���������Taller.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  Eastus���������Boss, ain't yo' goin' to "run  fo' no oflice dis year?  Mr. Hiskins���������No, Eastus; not this  year.  Eastus���������I'm sorry fo' dat. 'Cos I  certainly does needs de money dis  yeah. _ ���������   -  SUMMER COMPLAINTS  KILL LITTLE ONES-  At the first signs of illness during  the hot weather months give the  little ones Baby's Own Tablets, or  in a few hours the child may bo beyond euro. These Tablets will prevent summer complaints if given 'occasionally to well children, and. will  promptly cure these troubles if 'they  come unexpectedly. Baby's" Own Tablets should always be kept in every  home whore there are young children.  There is no other medicine so effective and tho mother has the guarantee  of a government analyst that the Tablets are absolutely safe. Mrs. E.  f.e Brun, Carillon, Que., says:���������"Baby's Own Tablets are the best medicine I know of for regulating the  stomach and bowels. I think no  mother should be without this medicine." Sold by medicine dealers or  by mail at 2r> cents a box from The  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  ville, Ont.  _rf     ~fylt} AOOftS-.  "Ya-as; it's got lots of style, but it  makes mo look so deuced tall!"���������Harper's Weekly.  In  Then He Knew.  Newpop   (entering   room)���������What  thc world makes the baby cry so?  Mrs. Newpcp���������I'm sure 1 don't know.  I have been trying to sing him to sleep  for an hour or more.  Nowpop-Oh!���������Chicago News.  A Promise Kept.  She (reproachfully)���������You promised  me when you went off on this little  Ashing expedition you would drop a  line or two every day.  He (earnestly)���������My dear, I do assure  you I did nothing else. ��������� Baltimoro  American.  Not Lost, but Gone Before.  Smilage.  Nervous Traveler (to  seat compan  Ion)���������Blow  fast  should  you  say you.  were traveling?  Companion (who has been flirting  with the girl across the way)���������About  a smile a minute.���������New York Life.  [������ you'd make your money last,  In strict economy bo versed;  And even "then you stand aghast  To think you've got to make it first.  ���������Puck.  CEOFOOT SAW TROUBLE AHEAD.  flS and that thc same must 'be paid  before he took his accustomed place  at the breakfast table aud,made his  accustomed kicks about the coffee and  the steak. She was a large woman  with an iron jaw, and Major Crofoot  saw trouble ahead.  ���������'Kxcuse me, madam," he said as he  let the rest of tho spots go and pufori"  his coat. "Did you wish to see Major  Crofoot?"  "I'm seeiug him right now," she replied as she passed him and took a  seat.  * "The name?" I don't think we have  met before."  "The name is Jones, and I don't  want any of your,soft soap. Major  Crofoot, you are a doadbeat and a  scoundrel!" y  "Jones, Jones?" ho mused. "I knew  a lady named Jones a loug time ago���������  yes, a perfect lady; noble looking  and of jjornmanding presence, the same  as'yoii arc. I reverenced aud respected -that lady, and eveu though she  married a millionaire and went to  Denver to live 1 could not help taking  her going as a personal loss.  Owes $48.  "Tommyrot! Major, you owe me $48,  and 1 want it. 1 have been ou your  trail for almost two years."  "What! Do I behold Jones beforo  me��������� lime. Jones���������the Jones���������the noble  lady of the past?. It cannot ho, and  yet���������aud yet I do see a faint resemblance now that you have ment'ioued  tho name."  "You will see a stronger one before I  leave this olli'ee. A man that will hog  down provisions and muss up bods  tho way you did and then beat his  landlady out of $18 ought to be scut  to prison for live years. Major, talk  business.   I waut the dough."  'I beat you out of ������48?" he cried as  $48.   Left me, my dear woman, make  the check for $48,000."    ���������        s.  "You don't mean It!" she gasped  after looking at him for half amln-  ,*ate with her mouth open. '  "Mean'.It? Of .course I mean.lt'  Were yoii uot one of my standbys In  ���������hose black days? You evidently have  not heard of my financial successes.  You came, here this moriihig thinking  to find the same Major Crofoot. Does  it surprise you to hear that I, can  draw my check for $5,000,000?"    ,  "But you were cleaning grease spots  off your old frock coat when I came  m, and that doesn't look as If you were,  a rich man." ' -  "My dear and noble Mrs. Jones, we  all have our little hobbies. ��������� Mine is to  still appear as a poor,man. Besides,.  I wanted to get my mlud off flnanca  for half an hour. I. will now draw  tho check spoken of-thtit is���������let me  see, lot mo see!"  "What Is it?" asked Mrs. Jones.      .-  "I was just wondering a bit.'. I am  Just about to Incorporate and float my  nineteenth great and successful enterprise. You know, what corncobs are.  of course?"  "I was brought up on a farm."  "Then you know all about "them.  You know that ever since corn grew  they have been considered worthless.  Not an' animal will touch 'em." Farmers haul them off and make bonfires of  them." ���������  "Yes."  Organizes Jelly Company.  "Well, I have discovered a way to  make them OS per cent nutriment and  give them thc flavor of the Bartlett  pear. Others ' had worked at it "for  400 years, but four hours from tlie  time I picked up a cob the problem  was solved. Wo now have the Groat  American, Guava Jelly company, limited; capital paid in, $i,000.000. The  stock will start at par and go kiting;  dividends anywhere from 50 to 75 por  cent I am jthe president, but the  place of secretary is ,yet to be filled.  Do you,want it at a salary of $50,000  a year?"  . EZIEAJU4TAV:  TOOKE  "SHIRTS  . Do you ever find your cuffs a  nuisance when'working in'your  shirtsleeves?- ' ": . -  . Aren't they continually bothering you and hampering the free  movements of your hands ?   . ,  Some men use elastic bands to- ,|  keep their cuifs up.  -  But- these are always unsatisfactory and uncomfortable.  Ths ''EZIAJUSTA" in   '  SHIRTS,  keeps your cuffs out of the way.  No trouble Is . required to  adjust them and no discomfort  experienced  They're very convenient ���������  ..when    -working,    rowing,  playing   tennis   or   golf,  washing your hands', etc.  Thes? '.* EZIAJUSTAS " also,  preventyour'cuffsfrom wearing '  out and soilinj/ quickly.  Mootreai.  20  Tnoite Brothers, Limited  -   An  Eye -to Business. .  "  An expert golfer had the misfortune  to play aparticularly vigorous stroke  at the moment that a seedy wayfarer  skulked across the edge, of the course.  The ball struck thc trespasser and ren-  thumping.   _        J his hancl Dy the regretful golfer.  .  "Thiinky, sir," said thc injured man  after a kindling glance at tho money.  ''An' wheii will you be playin' again.  "That makes no "difference. Thero  will-be no writing to do. You will simply watch the girls who pour molasses  and saltpeter over tho cobs and see I sir?"���������June Lippincott's.  that they waste none. Wo "want a  grand" and noble secretary. Your salary will be raised every year until It  gets up to a "million. What do you  say?" '"  "Oh, major, can you mean' it?"  ' "Every word of it, aud cobs and all.  That's your'bread upon.tho waters."  "And I came her*? and'sassed you  and called.you names!"  "But they did not come from your  noble heart. You take the place. Your  salary begins~toraorrow. Meauwhilo  to prove your- sincerity you may hand  me $3 to help pay the expense of the  Incorporation." "  "But I���������I"��������� she stammered as she  felt for her purse.  "Not a word of gratitude out of you,  my dear Mrs. Jones. I am only too  glad to give you ihe place. Three dotu.  Iars; that's correct. And now. my noble secretary,.ns-I- expect-no-loss-than  seven. financiers here "before 12  o'clock"--  Aud the uoble Mrs. Jones found herself out in the hall aud on her way  downstairs, and she bad gone a block  beforo she gave a start of surprise  and turned back. Major Crofoot had  locked his door and gone; lo speud  that $3 iu a way to do tho most good,  and the boy iu the hall winked at the  woman and said it was awfully good  of her to help-the heathen along that  way. M. QUAD.  Should Be Content.  As a vermicide thero is no preparation   that   equals   Mother   Graves')  Worm   Exterminator..   It   has   saved    both hands went up in horror,  the lives of countless children. *l     "Forty-eight,* and  hero's tho bill.    I  ought to have enough interest to make  Equal to an Emergency.  She���������You spelled hammock with h  "u" in your letter.  He���������Well, I always prefer to have  you In a hammock.���������Yonkers States-  ma u.  Lcm Hawkins' Scheme.  If skies wi'ic bright or skies were dim.  It made no dllTcrenco to him;  Lcm Hawkins wns a thoughtful man  And lived his lift? upon a plan.  Lorn sayH ho noticed anyway  That troubles mark the length of day.  And when lie thinks lie has his share  Ho quits his day right then und thero.  Suppose tho sun Is Hlilnlrii; bright.  That's Sol's mistake; for Loin It's night.  Lcm peels tits duds and goes to bed  And doesn't fret, bul sleupn Instead.  There's nothing more fan get hlni then,  No blows of fate nor works of men.  And folks find It Is good for litem,  For they arc also rid of Lem.  Lorn says he reckons It Is beat     \  To make this rulu n kind of test:  If twenty things go wrong by-noon,  A man can't got to bed too soon.  -Mcl.andburgh   Wilson   In   Now   rorir  Sun.   -~'  Snlrey Ann���������Now you've bin an' lorst  yer penny, fiit'ernl.  John James��������� No. I aln'l lost It, silly,  'cos I knows wl,"i'e It Is,���������Sketch.  A Rapid Rhymer.  Iu Illustration of the working powers  of George It. Sims, the dramatist and  poet, It Is said tbut one ulght n new  piece was produced at a leading theater  In London. Sims sat It out and'then  returned to his oflice, where he wrote  a column and a half of criticism hi  rhyme, it was near the time for tho  paper to go to press when he began,  and the boy look tho pleco verse by  verse from him to the composing room,  the boy walking continuously from one  to the other for un hour.  A New Railway Danger Signal.  Testimony in a recent distressing  iccident due to a grade crossing collision between a trolley car and a  passenger train showed that danger  signals are recklessly ignored sometimes. To make schedule time is the  object sot before motormen and engineers, and it is only fair to say that  occasionally the making of schedule  time by a train will limit thc liability  to accident through confusion. However, the practice of ignoring signals  has come to be a menace, and railroad  men have encouraged a new device  for signaling which also stops the  train or car signaled. If thc machine  operates effectively it will doubtless  be widely adopted.  The new signal cannot be ignored,  because "the car or train is at once  taken from tho control of its master  and compelled to stop. The only way  to start motion is for some one to  alight and release tho exterior chock,  fixed automatically at tho time the  signalman gives warning. Recently  an old railroad man declared in an  article printed in The Atlantic Monthly that the practice of ignorrng signals, by railroad men at certain times  has become a habit hard to eradicate.  Flo considered tho' practico responsible for many distressing accidents,  but yet trainmen continue to exorcise  discretion, if tho obstacle suggested  by the signal is seen the warning is  heeded, but if not speed is merely  slackened and no full stop mado. Jf  railway men will not obey rules as to  signals absolutely a device to check  their train in spite of them will be  found necessary, especially at pointa  wherp th������ diuiP"/ in orpjt'  W    N.   U.   No.   697.  it au even fifty."  "Woman���������lady���������what is this? One  night while I was a boarder iu your  house���������and, ah", what a table you did  set!���������I was summoned to London by  a cablegram. Millions were at stake.  I couldn't wait to bid you goodby. I  gave the mouey to a fellow boarder to  hand to you and explain, and when I  returned to America it was to hear  that you had become the wife of a  milliounire and left the landlady business forever. And did the man prove  recreaut to bis trust?"  "Not at all. He helped you get your  old duds out of a back window nt midnight. You had found another landlady to bamboozle. Just fifty with  the added interest, major."  "And he proved recreant, and all  this limo you have thought I was a  doadbeat. Tho scoundrel! The assassin! Excuse my language, Mrs. Jones,  but you can see thc excitement I am  laboring under."  "Yes, you turned ns white as a ghost  when you saw mo como in, and you  haven't got your natural color back  yet The long green, major, the long  green!" *  "With tho greatest of pleasure,  Madam Jones. I must nnd do hold myself responsible for tho debt. You  Elm 11 have a check In a moment. First,  however, I wish to hark back a little."  "To thc night you went out of the  back window, I suppose-*"  "Madam, wheii I had the honor to be  a boarder In your house���������nnd was ever  a boarding house run lite yours?���������1  was in'financial straits. I was laying  the foundation for a fortune, but the  world was cold and distrustful. You  were one of Ihe very few that had con-  'fidence in hie. You trimted me. You"  "mild to ,voiitf'(''f that Major Cro<������ot  wns n man who woulMcUmb to the  top, and you cast youMroaflftupon tho  waters."      '^^Tti^^iW.  The Pill That Leads Them All.���������  Pills-are the most portable and compact of all medicines, and when, easy  to take are the most^ acceptable oi  preparations. But they must attest,  their power to be' popular. As Par-  melee's'-Vegetable Pills are*1 the most  popular of all pills they must fully  meet all requirements. Accurately  compounded and composed of ingredients proven to be effective in regulating tho digestive organs, there is  no surer-medicine-to-'be had anywhere.  Thc Parson���������I intend to pray that  you may forgive Casey for throwing  that brick at you.  The Patient���������Mebbe yer riv'rence  'ud be saving toinio if ye'd just wait  till Oi get Avell and thin pray, for  Casey. ���������  Tea is' more susceptible to foreign  influences than even butter. Tljis is  "why it should never be exposed to  the air or sold in-bulk form. The  sealed lead packets of "Salada" Tea  preserve the tea in all its native  goodness.   Insist upon'-"Salada."   53  Some navvies in' a railway carriage  were once in loud conversation, swearing boisterously the while. One of  them was especially fluent. "My  friend," said another . passenger "in  shocked tones, "whore did you learn  to use such language?"  "Learn I" said tho navvy. "You  can't learn it, guv'ner. It's a gift,  that's wot it is."���������Dundee Advertiser..  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Colds,   etc.  Wife���������My dear, you have nothing to  complain of. You have everything that  I waut. What more could you wish  for?  Progress Reported.  "Did you have any luck fishing?"  "Yes."  "IIow many did you catch?"  "I didn't catch any. but I thought up  some mighty good stories to tell tut*!  folks at home."���������Bohemian Magazine.  Particular.  She���������I suppor-'c you arc busy down  'at the restaurant these days?  He���������I should say so. Why. I'm kopl  [so busy that 1 hardly have time to go  [out to get a bl'.e to eat!-Yonker'.  'Statesman  Striking Out For the City.  nii'/im Ilnrdnpple��������� Don't be too reckless about wandering from home, Zcke  Hemember, n rolling stone gathers no  moss.  Zeke���������But what do I want with moss,  dad? Thar be too many mossbacks  around here now.���������Detroit Tribune.  Railways Kill An Army Yea'!/.  . The annual report of the U. S. In  terstate Commerce Commission, giving the railroad statistics for the  year 1904, shows that thero were at  the end of the year 297,073 miles of  railroad in the United States. Total  number of casualties was 9-1,201, 10,-  0-1G having been killed and S4.155 In.  jured. Of those killed 411 were pas.  sengcrs and of the-wounded 9,111.  or one passenger killed out of ever**  G22.2G7 carried and one injured out oL  ever* 78,523 carried.  The number of passengers reported  carried in the year wr.s 715.419.CSX  .iitiwi&e *<iij,'S)08,147. Tiny 'passeiifei^*  m'leage, or the number of p<\ssengora  carried one mile, was 21,923,213,526,  increase 1,007,449,655. The number ol  ���������ens of freight carried was' 1,309,S99,-  -105, increase 5,501,842 tons. The ton  mileage, or the number of tons carried one mile, was 174,522,089,577,  Tho gross earnings were ?1,975,174,-  331, increase $74,327,1S4. The operating expenses were ?1,33S,90G,253, increase $Sl,357,40t. The number of por.  sons on the pay rolls of the railroads  of tho United 3'lafes, as returned for  June, 1901, was 1,29G,121, decrease 1G,-  416 .The wages and salaries paid for  the year amounted to $817,598,810.  The Bribe That Failed.  Among Father Dempsey's steady  boarders was a fellow named Delancy.  He was drunk as often as he could  get that way. Father Dempsey tried  all manner of means to get.Delancy  to quit drinking. At Inst he said to  him: ''���������",���������' ������������������ '.'���������   ������������������  "Delancy, my man, if you'll stop  drinking for six months I'll give you a  check at the end of that time for $50."  "Indeed, If I sto|iped for sis* months  I could write you a check for .flOO,"  answered Delancy, and Father- Dempsey In telling of It later ridded:       rr  "And Indeed he could, too, for he's a  No. 1 mechanic."  ������������������;,���������   8bowa;H\i^Blmlude,   "I never had thtvsiightest confidence  in you, and you'know It," replied the  woman. .  "You cast your bread upon tho waters, and now, after the usual number  of days, It Is coming back to you. My  dear Madam Jones, I am going to  show you that Major Crofoot knows  what gratitude means. I am going to  provo to you thut ho remembers thoso  who stood by him In his dark days.  You ntc. hereto domaud-that.1 nay. yoa  Tho wholesome and dainty Shredded Wheat wafer for  luncheon, or* any meal, with buttor, cheese, fruit or marmalade, will give you new strength and vitality.  Alwayt  Ready to Sorvo.     Always Dollclous.  Sold by. all grocers.  ������1  i  -I  &  A  ibmu jiiiiM] nuwmMn-g-trr  imJUllMmiiiiiwiiaiJiiiiJUiiiu iujsmij MRS.FRANIvSTROEBE  ���������^t. .���������'���������*"} "V * '-'���������: r������V'" -iV'.'-i'V'tV '.''������������������jf.^fi. v������u>^'Mfe,  ������������������     _;        ,    '.''    'rf    '      , , ���������..      /        ''' v"  '4'   '   '    J4V?������V"'W.   - if-'��������� ($  lr *     "        J .       >. ' -- ,   V I i        -     ...   .-. . v. .Vrr���������- ., }������.?-<    0  THE NORMAN  FARMER.  Him  A Remarkable Recovery.  ,   'Mrs. Frank Stro'ebe, EF.D.'l   An-  pleton,- Wis., writes: "I began using  . J-oruna a iow months ago, when my  health   and  strength   were* all  gone  and-I was nothing   but   a    nervous  - wreck could not sleep, eat or rest  propeily, and felt no desire to live.  Peruna made me look' at life in a  diffoiont iignt, as I began to regain  my lost strength.  "I certainly think Peruna is without a rival as a tonic and strength  builder."  Women Who Do Not Marry Until 35.  ' A German doctor lays it down as a  well established  fact based  on close  obseivationthat women who do not  marry until 35 or thereabout invariably achieve - matrimonial    success.  Why ��������� women   of   this   particular   age  should   mukc   moic   successful   marriages than those who fall victims to  loyo s young dream is fairly obvious.  When a woman marries  between 30  and 40 she cither does so for companionship, "choosing  her  mate    accordingly, or fi oin need, in which case  she-also, chooses with a certain amount -of care.   She has no dreams of  unalloyed, bliss.���������Lady's   Pictorial.  Ho  Carries   His  Top   Soil   With  .When He Moves.  ���������The   modern   farmer   was   applying  electrical   massage  to  a   cart  horse's  sprained  knee.    During/tlie  Intervals  of rest he,1aIked"farm talk.  "There lire tenants," he said, "who  when   they> move,   carry   their  farms'  with  them   ns  the  tortoise  does his  house.    These people are the Norman  French,   the   world's   best   farmers.  Whore you or I-would require twenty  pr thirty acres of laud to keep oue family, the French, farmer will-keep'his  family on a quarter of an acre.   If he  chose (to   cultivate   twenty  or   thirty  acres he would become a  millionaire.  His   secret   lies  in   the   perfection  to  which he brings his'top soil.    What  with fertilizing and watering and clearing," his top soil Is",the blackest, finest  richest sol I'on. earth.    His top soil la'  to the, French farmer what her volco  Is to a. prima donna.,' And when ho  rents he contracts that ou the termina-  tion  of   his- lease  he   may  carry off  eighteen  inches of the top soil   with  him.'  "When you see a French farmer moving one small,cart carries his household goods, and In seven or eight enormous drays his top soil lumbers on behind." ,,  -  HARBOR BUOYS.  THE MODERN HAT.  Clean  Stomach,  Clear "Mind.���������The  stoniacn is the workshop of the vital  functions ami when it gets out of order ���������t.he whole system clogs in sympathy. The spirits flag, the mind  droops and work becomes impossible.  Ihe first care should be to restore  healthful,action of the stomach and  the best preparation for that purpose  is Paimclce's Vegetable Pills. Gen-  eial use for years has won them' a  leading place in medicine. A -trial  will attest their value.  Effio, on her first visit to the' country, saw a number of chickens. from  the front porch of a farm-house. The  child watched the fowls for some time  "as they industriously scratched  around. Finally she turned and ran  to her-mother.  t< "Oh, mother," she said, excitedly,  , come out on the porch and see thc  chickens wiping their feet on the  glass."���������Harpei's Weekly.  Its Serious Defects From the Hygienic  Point of View.  The size,  the stylo and Incidentally  the cost of women's li.rrs, snys a writer  In  the Berliner Umschnu, have taken  up so much of the timo of the people  who make hats a study that they have  not had a moment  to -devote to the  head covering of the sterner sex.   Con-  sldered   from   the   hygienic   point   of  view, little fault can bo found with tho  hats of our sisters, although some of  them,  when viewed through the glass  of reason, nre unthinkable.   But men's  hats aro  faulty  from  the physician's  point of view, and a wider knowledge  of the dofecls of tho modern hat would  add to the already,large army of bareheaded men. , Iu order to demonstrate  which  hats should,bo avoided a  perfectly healthy man was "placed where  tho rays of the'sun could strike him di-  rectly.   He wore while "taking the sun  bath various kinds of hats for a period  of fifteen minutes each. Every'hat contained   In   the  crown  a   thermometer  and these recorded as follows: The one  in the panama hat 77 degrees, tho straw I  sailor,81, the silk hat 80, the felt hat  Oo and the black hat and yachting cap  -)J and 100 degrees respectively.  Their Different Colors Servo as Guides  to the'Mariner. ' -  If you examiue the buoys on enter-  ! Ing any harbor iu the world, you "will  find that those on your right are painted red aud those on your left black.*  If you should see one painted in ied  ���������and black horizontal bauds, the ship  should run as close to it as 'possible, -  because that indicates the center of a  narrow channel.    Buoys with red and  black vertical-stripes always mark the  end of spits and the outer and inner  ends of extensive reefs where there Is  a channel on caehslde.   When red and  black checkers are painted on a buoy  It marks either a rock In the open sea  or an  obstruction   in   the  harbor of  small 'extent, .with channel all iround.  If there are two such obstructions and  a channel between them, the buoy on  the right of you  will have  red and  white-checkers and the oue on your  left will have black and white check-*  era When a wreck obstructs the' channel, a green  buoy  will-be placed on I  the sea side of the wreck, with the  "Wreck" plainly painted on it In white  letters, provided there Is a clear channel all around It; otherwise an even  number will bo painted In white above  tho word "Wreck" when the buoy ls  on the right side of tho channel and  an odd number if the buoy Is on' the  left. * '  HUSBANP ������ SON CURED  i       .,   ��������� i  A'Mother's Praise of Zam-Buk.  x '''-  Oakwood, Victoria.  Dear  Sirs,���������I  have  great pleasure  in  stating that Zam-Buk  cured  my  {husband of barber's rash with twice  rubbing, ^lt also "cuied my little boy  of a drea'dfully bad arm after vaccination.'    ivknow  of  several   other  cures  it -has1 effected  and  I  cannot  speak too highly of it.   I am sure if  people once try it they will always  use it.   Yours truly,     R. SAVILLE.'  Zam-Buk is healing, soothing and  antiseptic.   .It quickly heals wounds  and skin' troubles.    Certain  cure for  piles.    Sold by , all    druggists    and  stores,' 50c. a box, 3 for $1.25.  The'Way the Different Color  fects Are Produced.  'M,'.-vM7  ��������� *> -."'s'finf'  o '���������'���������f;V'x  FREAKS  OF  THE  BL0WPIP,  , He Wanted Pie.  ���������'William J. Kyan,' president of the  Supreme 'Council of Public Ilackmen,  of New York, said the other day that  the winter panic had reduced the  hackmens receipts 'considerably:  -We'll have to come clown to English rates���������12 cents a mile, instead < f  Quaint Specimen Shapes That Ar,'  Sometimes Dropped From the Punti',  How Bottles Are Made by the Clever  and Dexterous Workmen.  A CLOCK OF STARS.  Scot's, Remarkable Invention "to Help  In  Studying Astronomy.  One of the most remarkable exhibits at the Edinburgh  Exhibition  is  that of astronomical clocks made by  a   Selkirk   stonemason,    Mr.    James  bcott, who constructed the wonderful  mechanism to help him in his studies in astronomy. Scott is a self-taught  astronomer    and     a'    mathematical  genius,   for   though   his   clocks    are  marvels   of    accuracy,    ho' knows  nothing   of  the   mathematics   of  tho  schools.   The first, and also the'biggest, of his throe astronomical clocks  occupie'd him for five winters ere it  ari>A^tMflit*ft������^^  ���������THE'dull white or  the glossy finish  on laundered linen is  a matter of  taste���������to  get either,  finish* perfect is a  matter of using-'  Celluloid Starch.  'Just add lukewarm  water���������soaks into  fabric without rubbing and  stilTens _  perfectly.   The edge or point of the'dron"  will, give the gloss. '  ' -        > ' 321''  ny weirdncss in flame and shadow that  must affect his imagination to-some  extent. Tho building'is circular, with  a chimney sticking up through the'mid  50,cents���������if wejiave any'more such dle of ������������������-��������� fl'om tue toP of which a pe-  F'u1??'" Mr- Ryan snicl* "Kveiybody cullar intermittent light Is flickering,  felt the pinch.   ,1 overheard a tramp | In the center of this building, under-  grumbling in a public square."  " "The trade ain't like it used to be,'  he said. 'Here ten times running today I ve asked for a bit of bread, and  what do they give me? Why, durn it,  just a bit o' biead' "  JIV 9,,' for tho Parmer.���������A bottle  i>r>JJr. Thomas'-Eclecliie Oil in thc  arm house will save many a journey  for tho doctor. Jt is not only good  lor tho children when taken with colds  and croup/ and for the mature who  suiter from pains and aches, but thcie  ���������������*������ Xs xr ���������"!"������ *"' I-?,!^'^zm������ -ftat  snld the jailer as a burst of   of it in the'house.  TRICKY JAIL BIRDS.  Many   Ways   tho, Convicts   Have  Feigning Sickness,  of  birds,  ribald melody came" "down the gray  corridor. "The dear little jail birds!"  He shook his head and sighed.  "They are all playing sick' In that  ward,',' he resumed. "There's nobody  can malinger like a jail bird. Hig  tricks are amazing.      .   '  "To fake a fever he will whiten his  tongue with chalk,   flush  his cheeks'  with a red flannel undershirt rfnd dis-,  order  his, stomach by swallowing*a  quid of tobacco. -  "To fake consumption .he will cut  his gums so as to spit blood and go  through a terrific kind of Swedish  movement in bed so as to produce  night sweats.  "Some jail birds have brought on  nettle rash  by  temporarily poisoning  Merchant���������Yes; we are in need of a  poiter. Where were you employed  last?  Applicant���������In a bank, sir.  Mei chant���������Did you clean it out?  Applicant���������No, sir. The cashier did  that.  Minard's   Liniment  in  Cows.  Cures    Garget  State of Ohio, City of Toledo,  Lucas County,  I  ss.  A Bath a Month.  Apparently the people of Persia are  not groat believers in the old maxim  "Cleanliness is next to godliness," for  ^ baths are only taken once a month by  [ the people, when they go to tho public  'Ster.   Some chew soap so as to froth   '  at the mouth in fake fits.   Some'even  thrust needles down hxthe lids of the  eye to bring on cataracf'-MInnean-'  ohs Journal. -  It 'was' the custom for a certain  eucket team to have a fixture with  G������������������ Asylum eveiy summer. Tin  asylum team, of course, included  some of the inmates, and one in particular .who played with great vigor  was an especial favoiite with" the visitors. On this occasion "one of the  opposing  team    was    chatting    with  , -       - ,���������- -  m  question,  and  ho iemarked:."You are looking well,  Jamie^since I saw yduiist year."  1 ,Ay," said Jamie; "man, ve wid he  nane the warn- o' a year in'here yer-  sel'!"���������Scottish American.  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that   batus and Make amends, so to sneak  t? rfusomor Pfut''er' of the firm of F  J. Cheney & Co., doing business in  the Crty of Toledo, County and-State  aforesaid, and that said firm will na*,  t f-oST of 0NE HUNDBED DOL  tsAKS for each and every case of ca  tarrh that cannot be cured by the usi  of Hall's Catarrh Cure.  ;    FRANK J. CHENEY. .  _ Sworn to before me and subscribed  ,in my presence this 6th day of Dec  ember A.D. 1886.    A. W. GLEASON.  rTn.0 r, z     , Notary Public*  Hall s Catarrh .Cure is taken inter  . nally, and acts directly on the blood  and mucous surfaces of the system  Bend for testimonials free.  fi!il'CWY-*C0���������Toledo,0  . Sold by all druggists, 75c.  lake Hall's Family Pills for con  stipation.  ' Widow Hennessy���������Ah! Mr. O'Fla-  herty, whin me ould man died it left  a  big hole in my heart.  O'Flahorty��������� Mrs. Hinnissy, would  ye mind patchin' it wid a bit out 6'  mine? -**  for the infrequency of their ablutions  by spending a whole day getting cleaned and trimmed. "At the baths they  are washed, shaved, dye their hair and  nails,* get shampooed and spend tho  rest of tho day eating buns and drinking sherbet. There are fixed days for  men and women, and on bath days a  man. goes about the streets shouting  ���������'Hamurn!" ("Bath day!").*"*-After the  bath tho ladies have their hair plaited"  in a number of thin plaits, which are  not opened and combed out until the  next bath day comes round.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures  Distemper.  r  I should call my wife's mother. I  don't like 'to call her 'mother-in-law'  on account of all the comic paper  jokes on that name, and somehow  there s a certain sacredness about he  word 'mother' that makes me hesitate  to apply itjo any but my own."  "Well," said Maupin, "I can only  tell you of my own experience. The  first year we were married I addressed my wife's mother as 'say'; after  that we called her-'grandma'."���������Everybody's Magazine.  Mother���������Are you sure that the girl  will make you a good wife?  Son ��������� Sure? Absolutely ceitain.  She is the most kindly, generous, oon-  siderate, tender-hearted girl I ever  met in my life.  Mother���������I'm delighted to hear that.  How did.you find it out?  Son���������By asking her for kisses.  Thought Only of tho Dynamite.  Some grim stories are told of Lord  .Kitchener, says the United States Gazette, and - we have read one which,  although wo cannot vouch for tho truth  of it, has a decided Kitchener flavor  about it   A young subaltern who was  in charge of some works that wore in  course of construction in the Punjab  had the misfortune to lose some ua-  tive   workmen   through   an   accident  with dynamite.    Fearful of a  reprimand from headquarters, he telegraphed^ to the commander In chief, "Itegret  to*rcport killing of twelve laborers by  dynamite accident."    Back is said to  have come the laconic message, "Do  you want any more dynamite?"  A,Bank of the Year 600 B. C.  The very, earliest  banking  flrm  of  which there is any record was that of  Egibl & Sons, an institution which carried on advance, exchange and general  financial business in  Babylon" iu" the  year GOO B. C.   Knowledge "of this 'flrm  Is  obtained  from   certuin   records on  clay tablets which have been found in  recent excavations made by a party of  Eaglish,  and    French   archaeolofchnfl  nsar the site of the ancient city above  mentioned.   Bills of credit, drafts etc  In the form of small bnrut clay tablets'  each bearing the characteristic signa-  tnreof_EgIW.& Sons, have been found  In many other parts of Asia .Minor and  It  is  believed   that close study   will  prove  that some of  the clay  tablets  found in tombs nnd pyramids Iu Egypt  ���������vlll finally prove-to be Egibl "ueW  flable notes."  Fishhooks have been made on precisely the same design for 2,000 years.  Minaid's Liniment Co., Limited.  Gents,���������I cured a valuable hunting  dog of ^mange with MINARD'S LINIMENT after several vetorinaries had  treated him without doing him any  permanent good.  Youis, &c,  '    WILFRID GAGNE,  Prop, of Grand Central Hotel, Drum-  mpndville, Aug. 3,  '04.  HOLDING  THE BABY.   ~"  Introducing a Nice Point In Baby Carriage Etiquette,  The Life Saving Service. -**"  The first stations of a life saving  service in this conn try were established by the MassiU'husetta Humane sod-  ety at Lovell island and Cohasset. All  efforts for saving life and property In  cases of shipwreck were made by this  society till 1S37, ������ hen the president or  the  United States;  was authorized  to  turn?"*, fe,,'������,7 "T"1 U"0W th������ ������rSt    empl������' -^ ^������������������,������ oCXSTor  !������f,"b������UL!!^1lIl,ett00f/*lebab-7    ������nd,render  assistance   to   dtaS  ** Greedy.  Two Englishmen on a holiday In  France were dining together at a Paris  restiurant Mr. Smith would order  and ask for everything ho wanted in  doubtful French, while Mr. Cross  would offer explanations that were In  the nature of criticisms. At last Mr.  Smith's temper rose to explosive point  "Will you," he said-in English this  time���������"be so good as not to Interfere  with me In the use of my French ?"  "Very well." retorted Mr. Cross. "I  simply wanted to point out that you  were asking for a staircase when all  you wanted was a spoou!"-Londoii  Mali.  Knicker���������The school of experience  holds no reunions.  Docker���������Because it has no graduates.  TREATMENT OF  BARBER'S ITCH  IS  SIMPLE���������  DR.  CHASE'S  OINT-  MENT CURES  IT.  Suffering Humanity.  "Mrs. Sourmug, who thought she had  a mission to look after suffering humanity, Is married, Isn't she?"  "Yep."  "I wns surprised to learn that she  had given up her mission In life."  "She hasn't Her husband Is going  to be suiTerlDg humanity hereafter."  carriage," remarked one of a group  of men at Thirty-first and Main streets.  Tho comment was made to all in a  general way. One of the group, the  man with a frayed collar aud a look of  patient resignation, gazed anxiously at  a couple about to board'a car. The  mother was sparring In a dosperato  sort of way with one of those baby  carriages which shop salesmen can open  aud close in a minute and the users In  from Ave to thirty minutes.  "Don't sco anything .wrong with  that," said tho man with tho frayed  collar. "He's got to hold the baby  even If she docs have to wrestle with  tho carriage. You don't think ho ought  to hold the baby and take care of tho  carriage, too, do you ?"  "Well, there's one thing sure," rejoined tho objeetor-"tho mau doesn't,  know a thing about baby carriage etiquette. What you want to do It this:  If the baby weighs more than the carriage, it's tho man's place to hold tho  baby. If thc carriage weighs more, ho  should band thc baby to his wife."  "Oh, piflle!" Intorpola ted the man  with the big black cigar. "You're way  off, What ho ought i������ do Is to hand  tho baby to his wife and thc carriago  to the conductor."  es  distressed  navigators. In ISIS congress passed a  law creating a few life saving stations  between Sandy Hook and Little Eg-;  harbor. New Jersey. i*rom ti,js .,ng  grown tho splent'id system which now  takes in all the coasts of the country.  neath the chimney, stands a couical  furnace of brick containing perhaps no  fewer than eight holes which are like  fiercely glaring suns and from which  pour, expanding broad rays of orange  colored light. If your eyes are strong  enough to look through the holes from  which tho orange beams of light  emerge you see several hundredweight  of molten metal shining silvery green  hi ns.many earthen dome shaped melt-  lug pots.  The nature of different kinds of glass  ls dependent upou the quality of the  raw material, 'called "batch," put into  .the molting pots. "Batch" is a mixture  of such materials as Calais sand, or  common river sand abounding in silica,  salt oake, or sodium carbonate and  much lime. Blue colors may be obtained by adding oxide of cobalt, green  by means of a'chrome, black by man  ganese and amber. The mass of molten  metal got from this ��������� opaque, earthy  looking "batch" has frequently to be  skimmed of impurities, buMt is nevertheless'a problem whence comes that  -wonderful and enduring transparency  which everybody likes to see in glass.  Until the hour strikes for the workmen to commence operations you may  find them  experimenting for amusement or profit with the blowpipe.  You  will see many an enormity produced In  glass the like of" which can scarcely I  ever have been dropped from a puntil  before.   Specimens are  blown  out to  the thinness of a  tissue  paper bag,  which another puff of wind explodes  with a crack, or a glowing glass pear  is for very wantonness" knockntl off the  puntil so that it may vanish with a report on the floor, its hue and heat being extinguished immediately. The fleor  all around the furnace chamber is covered with brittle shining 'splinters and  particles of glass, which crackle underfoot at every step.   One of the men  may bring you a mass of metal ou a  blowpipe and ask you to expend a few  'chookfuls of wind upon it   The pipe  takes no more blowing than a trora  bone,  though  it.lacks a  mouthpiece,  and you may expand the bubble until  It ls -black and cold, so fragile that It  will   break  into a   my������iad  pieces  if  you touch it.   The molten glass Is so  ductile that it may be spun out into a  thread, nnd the"*" men often vie with  each other to see -who can make the  longest and thinnest strand.  At the signal to commence work the  men, already partly stripped to the  waist poke their four foot blowpipe  through the hole of the" crucible opposite to which they work, twisting it  round until It has taken up sufficient of  the ropy and viscid glass for one bottle. The man who is clever at his work  will, of course, gather up neither too  much nor too Ii.ttle for the thickness of  the bottle required. lie can tell without looking through the furnace holes  when he has enough  by the weight  tmns, winch shows the rising and sotting of the moon,  goes  slow to the  extent of only a second in five-years.  One wheel which regulates thc movement .showing the sun's eclipse takes  rm������ars to cornI'leto its revolution.  This  clock  stands .eight  feet high  and is five feet broad 'at the lower  part.   Thc under part shows thc revolutions of Mercury, Venus,-thc earth  and moon  round  the sun,  and  the  moon's revolutions  round the earth,  with tho exact position of all these  bodies at any moment, and nho all  the stars of the Zodiac visible to tho  naked eye.  There is likewise an indi-  cntor which marks out tho date from  day to day.  Above is thc cloct which  regulates' all  tho  movements.    In  a  tower above tho clock are shown tho  rising and setting of the moon in *all  its   phases,   also   its   daily   altitudo  above the earth's horizon.' The tower  is crowned with a globe which shows  the^ earth-'s daily revolution, and explains the cause of the unequal length  of day and night and the changes ol  the seasons.   It also shows Greenwich  nriean  time  ,-H  over  the  globe.    On  the nidit side of the clock is shown  when and where eclipses arc possible,  and on the left fcide another "dial"-  shows Ihe sidereal time.  Another clock made by* Mr. Scott  records the movements of Jupiter and  his satellites as seen through a telescope, and a -third, a solar clock,  shows  the   difference    '   '  uW4.S\&V���������>lv  NeverSticks.r Requires no CookW    J  ���������The.Brantford starch WorlJ Llmifa-J, Braitford. Canada'  'Among the guests at a fashionable  JNew York'reception was a" recently  appointed young editor of'one of the  dailies, who thought extremely well  ol himself. Ho received an introduction to the tiiii teen-year-old daugh-  ter of his hostess.      , -  ' "And how do you like newspaper  men?   he asked, the little maid in a''  most condescending lone of voice.  I don t know," 8ho replied 'artlessly- the only one I know is tho  one who bungs our paper every  morning."���������Lippincott's. "     ���������  ���������   'sXrK  -** J u  ���������r;,v  1,1-  >���������  t .JJs?,d "cording to directions Dr.-  J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Coidial will  afford ioriel in the most acute form'  ot summer complaint. Whenever the  attack maru'ests itself no time should  be lost in seeking the aid of the Cordial. It will act immediately on the  stomach and intestines and allay tho  irritation and pain. A trial of it will  convince anyone of the tiuth of these  assertions.  .'Kl  'J r  ���������A.  "Do you think Bliggins would make  a good husband ?',' asked the conscientious youth.  ."Why  do  you  ask?"  inquired-the  girl, m surprise. -       ;  "Because if you think such a fool-  -Washington Star.  apparent deviations  in   ris-ht   ascension.    The  conslructionr'of all three |  clocks   is   a   tribute   to   the ��������� inason-  astronomer-invonfor's genius, coupled  with a rare patience and persistence  m   research   and   experiment.      Mr  Scott was born in Miillom, near Selkirk, 59 years aeo, and only after he  was 37 did he discover his b<>nt for  astronomy. The extraordinary meteoric display that occurred in 1886 set  him.thinking about the mvsteries of  the heavens, and'he pursued his stud  les practically unaided.   His astrono  mical clocks n-e no less remarkable  for their mechanical  ingenuity thar  for their scientific value.  MR. HERBERT ASQUITH.  *   Pen   Sketch   of   England's   Strong  Commoner "  A few years ago the spirit of imperialism was dominant in England,  but  to-day  the  fortunes  of  the  ad-  min.strjition   are  tied up  with ques-  jfi of locil1 PUDlic weal.   It is hinted  that but for the  large  and substantially increased labor vote polled  at the elections in 1906 Mr. Herbert  Asquith would not have been selected  premier to succeed Campbell-Banner-  man.   The English people, not alone  the workmgmen, but all classes, are  demtinding that something  be done  for  them, whatever happens  to imperialism, and the increased vote for  pronounced friends  of labor is only  one of many signs that times have  changed.  Herbert Asquith is a self made man,  a man of -the people. He was born a  democrat, trained a democrat and  made his own way in life without  powerful friends and without money  to back up his ambition. Moreover,  he has remained a democrat and not  a time server or a climber  The Canadian Pacific Eailway are  making ari excursion rate of Single  f'aie tor those desiring to attend Ihe  Tercentenary Celebration at Quebec.  The teacher of a ceitain school received the following note explaining  the absence of one of her pupils the  day befoie.  "Please excooae Henny for absents  jesterday. Him an' me got a chance  ������ ,aT "de to a funeral in a charrige '  an I let him stay to home as he had**,  never rode in a charrige an' never  went to a funeral, nor had many other  pleasures, so plese excooze."��������� Sacred Heait Review.  55N^K~TWINE  bvory ball fully Ouoranteesl  ,    I',r.1I'?.rly 'neeed to com-  ply -with Canadian low>  STANDARD 500 fr. ptrbssleSOIfc.  MANILA 550 ft. per bait 50 Its.  MANILA 600 A. ntr h3U 5011>,  Orde  Kee on  board cars  Calgary  $4.75  6.25  5.75  T'reo on  board can  Winnipeg  $4.38  4.88  5.38  mwhaSr'i "EceP������B<lfc)roiia bale or moro. 'forms cash  rr\r?Snr!nSr?i rAJ-VJi! ioT p"'*'' on car lots.  COOPER CORDAGE CO., Minneapolis,, Minn.  SEVERELY   INJURED.  Winnipeg.���������During a football match  Collin Taylor * sustained a double  fiacture of the leg. Ho is under the  surgical care of Dr. Burnham.      He first  D/i^^ ��������������� i- . ^-. ������������������ - -���������-=-- ent<**;ed Parliament as a home ruler,  added to his pipe. Thus all around the and it is said that when he first open-  flery furnace there are figures moving   ed his lips to speak on public ques'  SHE  MEANT WELL.  It matters not whore you get harbor's itch, Dr. Chase's Ointment cures.  N^onc need to be afraid of this unpleasant skin disease if Dr, Chase's  Ointment is rubbed in well after shaving,  because it   stops    the   itching,  "heals and cures Nthc small sores and  pimples, which aro tho places where  it   commences.    The   cxperionco    of  Mr.  Chas.  A.  Dutfbury, engineer in  Perry's tannery, Meaford, Ont., .with  Dr.- Chase's Ointment is convincing.  He states:; ."While out in tho Northwest   I   caught   barber's    itch,    and  though probably not a clangorous disease, anyone who has had it will admit that it is not at all pleasant,   It  began  on my nook below tho skin,  and spread until'I,became alarmed.  ���������It itched so bad that I had to scratch  it, and .that only made it worse.  "A friend of mino told mo to use  Dr, Chaso's Ointment and I'did-so.  The application of this ointment gave  'prompt relief to tho itching ahd it wns  not many wool's until I was entirely  freed of tnls annoying allmont. I  can highly rooommend Dr. Chaso's  Ointment."  Dr.  Chase's Ointment has an unparalleled rocord of euros; GOc a box.  at all doalors, or Edmonson, Batos &'  Co., Toronto.  ' The Pursuit of Pleasure.  We smile at the Ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to  reach Its fruits. Hut the fact Is that a  blunder of this description Is mnde by  every person who Is ovcreagor and  Impatient In tho pursuit of pleasfiro.  Man's Dull Attiro.  RrWIshers nre constantly becoming  duller ami more mo rose In the matter  of. their clothes. Their carelessness In  ithls respect seoina sometimes . to  amount -to affectation. - Chambers'  Journal. - .."j  POINTING THE  BONE.  Queer  Native  Race of Lifu.  There wouldn't ho so very much foil  In llviug If there were not a hurdle or  two .to jump over In this raeo of life.  Thero always havo been otistncles, and  thero always will bo, nnd It la of no  uso to replno over them.  Our Nelohbors. .  ' Sunday School Teacher-Why did tho  Lord command us to lovo our neighbors? Little Lola-Oh, I guess It 'was  another wny of telling us to lovo our  'enemlea.  Superstition of the  Blacks of Australia.  The native blacks of Australia ar������  steeped in superstition. A black fellow  will on no account go nenr tho spot  whore another black has boon burled.  Ho has n. deep rooted aversion to ono  particular bird���������tho wagtail-because,  he says, "him all day talk, talk along  a white fellerr telluiu all about black  feller," and uo opportunity is lost of  killing these little birds.  Mnny tribes  "b'ury" their dead  by  sticking  them   up  Into  tho  forks  of  'trees and thero leaving them (111 the  flesh has either dropped or boon taken,  leaving tho bones clean.  These boues  nro then taken down, the larger ones  buried and tho smallest handed round  as keepsakes to tuoso nearly related  to tho deceased.   Should ono black fellow wish tho death of a rival or enemy ho points tho bono at blin.  Thta  means that lic-takcs one of his Into rein tlon's bones from his dilly bag and  points It, in the prcsenco of witnesses,  at tho man he wishes to get rid of, all  tho  tlmo  pouring  forth  threats and  curses.  Strnngo as It mny seem, tho ono  pointed nt will often languish and  eventually die, perhaps in a month,  perhaps In a year, for no sooner Is the  bono pointed than ho makoa up hh  j mind to dlo, and thero is no savhiB I  him.���������.London Standard " '  But Put a Damper on the Young Man'a  Enthusiasm.  The young man who aspires to the  Intense was walking with the young  _woman who doesn't quite understand  all ho says, but nevertheless thinks it  Is simply grand.  "Look on the glories of the western  sky!" he exclaimed.  She seemed puzzled for a minute and  said:  "Let me see. you face the north���������  that's tho way our house fronts-and  then on your right hand is east and on  your left Is west Why, it's the direction we're walking, Isn't It?"  Ho looked a crlilo gloomy, but *t>  sumed:  "now the groat masses of color are  piled one upon another in naturc'a  lavish rmd transcendent art!"  "Yes,"  she  sighed.   "It makes  think of Neapolitan Ico cream."  "And there, close and closer to tho  horizon, sinks a great crliUKon ball, the  setting sun."  "Itlght over thero?''  "Yes."  "Straight ahead of us*?"  "To bo sure."  "Well, I'ee been wondering about  that for the last 0vo minutes. You  know, my little brother is so mischievous, lie broke my glasses this after-  noon, and I am so nearsighted that I  couldn't bo sure whether that was the  crimson sotting sun or somebody play-  inif Bolf."-WnshIiiKton Star. ;  mo  continually across the lurid light, most  of them dexterously wielding their  blowpipes and balancing at the end of  each one the exact quantity of vitrified  matter to make a bottle. The amateur  would And it difficult to balance the  molten mass. The chances are that it  would drop on the floor, never to br  picked up again.  At the same moment you will see not  ties in all stages of growth���������some gilt  tering  gold,   others   cooling  down   to  orange or red, soffit? in the forms of  plummets or dazzling pears, others as  Incandescent, bosses threatening to be  ������������������ome    .jgile   bladders.    It   is   nil   as  eharming as n pyrotechnic display. You  will   see   the   black   blowpipe  twirled  round, blown down, held up like a gun  'iarrel, then in the 'form of an Incar  '-������������������ceut lamp globe turned round on a  -t'swaxed east Iron Implement called  ���������   marier.  on   whose  edge  the   bottle  seek   Is  formed.   It  ls  held  up oner  tore, .blown  Into, then shut up in a  i<-t Iron mold placed nt the oparator*>  -et somewhat below the level of tin-  round   This mold ls opened nnd closed  ���������y  a   wire spring,   which  the  opera  >r presses with his feet, nnd direct!*.  ���������ie red hot bottle Is Inclosed lie blow's  'own tlio pipe once more so as to till It  omplotely.  A man goes round from mold to mold  uscrtlng a rod Into the neck of each  lottlo and collect Ing a trnyful to go to  he annealing chamber.   Here the bot  ties nro stacked up for a gradual cool  Ing process,  which may possibly last  thirty-six hours.   This gives them the  desired strength.   Tho nnnenllug process is n cure for their natural fragility  and enables thorn to stand the test of  boiling wnfer.-Lontfon Globe.  tions  m  the  presence  of  Gladstone  the "Grand Old Man," then gloomy  over the impending defeat of his pet  principles, was forced to "sit up and  take notice," and that he did so with  a look- of supreme relief on his face  A new voice had been lifted up on the  srde of the people.   That was twenty  years or more ago,  and since   then  Asquith  has  been   a   marked   >nan  among Liberals.   He has a great task  before him to realize the many hopes  built up in the minds of the common  people of the British islands by Liberal   leaders   and   teachers   of   the  Gladstone school, but every cause and  every peculiar era finds its prophetT  He may promise more than his administration will be able to perform  for the overburdened and struggling  masses of England and Ireland, but  he was born right for the role assign-  ed him, and through all the vicissitudes and turnings of political lifo he  has remained truo to his birthright���������  a man of the people���������and he stands  firmly as well as oonsistently on that  platform now  SHOE POLISH  once used and you will  disoard every other.  Insist on getting it  Black and all  Colors, 10c  and 25c tins  Still Possible.  Clnra-Whcn Torn proposed to me he  admitted that ho had more monoj  than brnins.  Maude���������Well, Vvc no reason to doubt  It, nlthough I understand he hasn't r  dollar to hJp onme.  Expressive.  One morning when llttlo Edna's  mamma came down to breakfast she  was so hoarse she could scarcely  speak.  "Oh, mamma," cried Edna,  Boro" voice you've got!"  Tennyson's Cure For Shyness.  It Is recorded In "Tennyson's Lift,"  that ho used to recommend to a younger brother tho thought of tho stellar  spaces, swarming with  constellntions  and traversed by plnnets at ineffable  distances, as a cure for shyness, and a  lady of my acquaintance used to endeavor as a girl'to stay hor falling  heart on tho thought of eternity at such  moments. It Is all In vain. At tho urgent   moment   ono   cares   very   little  about tho stellar motions or the dim  vistas of futurity and very much In-  deed about tho cut of one's coat nnd  the glances of one's enemies, and tho  doctrines of tho church and tho prospects of ultimate salvation aro things  very light In tho scales In comparison  with  tho pressing necessities of tho  crisis and the desperate need to appear  wholly unconcernedt-Artbur O. Benson ia Putnam's and Reader.  "what a  Extremely Prosperous.  ofrs. Brown-Is your husband's bnsl-'  hess growing?   m*rs. Sralth-Oh, dear  yesl   Why Inst week his receipts wore  ko largo that ho had to have a receiver  | Appointed to take caro of them!  A Terrlfio Tumble.  Most marvelous of all tho stories of  great falls is tho account of Charles  Woolcot's terrific tumble from a height  of no loss than 3,000 foot   It was In  Venezuela, and ho was making a parachute descent.- Tho parachute refused  to open till within 100 or 200 feet from  Mio ground.   Then it spread but suddenly and split   Tho unfortunate man  crushed both ankles and both knees,  broko his right thigh and hip, dislocated his spinal column and suffered other  Injuries.   Yet after a year in a hospital  ho recovered 'sufficiently' to write an  account of what was probably tho most  fearful accident mortal maa ever sm>  vlved.  BMSHSSWWSietiistmsx _S" ,*'-������������������  '  . . 't ���������; ,< ;  '���������"."'���������.'���������'"t ''-- v' '���������;'~.-'���������'*"-:���������-:-^���������'i,",' "',~"T'-' 'v".' "a''*'-"-1"'"���������"���������'''���������.  - . ;..'  [7*  TIIE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.     BRITISH    COLOMBIA.  ^'\iii||iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii]iiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiii{^  Denier in all kinds of Hough ������  and   Dressed   Lumber,  Win- j  dowf>, Doors., Shingles. Bride, ]  Cement, etc. j  Shop Phono, G-5.  Lumber Yard Phonf1,  20  1  HAKBY & CO.  General Merchants, Midway, B. C.  Play and Grain always  on hand. Sleighs and  Wagons and Implements  of all kinds carried in  stock. The very best  goods   at right   prices.  STARKEY & ;CO.  NKI/SON, B. C.  \VHOI,ESAT./E  "\ DRaLTSRS IN   .  Produce   ahd   Provisions  The Creenrjuood Bfaneh  Nelson  Iron Works  Is now prepared to nuil''*  all kinds of Iron, BrusH or  Copper C'fihtingK. Fir.st-  I'lasi    work     "iiiir.'iiit'jud.  Geo. IVl. Holt,   ������H an a get*-.  LESLIE CRAUPURD. Lessee.  . Gi-eentuoori,  The oldest hotel in the city,  under tho. Mime lniuiafi-omerit.  B. C-  and still  Rooms  eoinloi table, mc.-ils equal to any in the  city, and tho bar sppplie? only the best.  Comer of Greenwood nnd Government  street.-;.  J, Hit. fielson  ���������j.  E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & Cftelin $ #������., nelson  Ik Kootenay Saloon  Satislou, B. C, has a Hue or nerve  bracers unsurpassed hi any niouo-  taiii town ol the Gre&t West. A  - . gists of aqua pura'given free with  spirits menti.  RAILWAY  | Summer Excursion Rates  S EAST  Fiom (irceiiwooil to Winnipeg  Duluth, Fort "William. St. Paul  Chicjifro $ 72 25  Tsi:\v York   10S iiO  Montreal    105 00  St. John, N. B  120 00  St. Louis    i',7 50  Toronto     01 do  Ottaw.-i  105 00  Halifax  131 20  Sydney, C. B  JUG 90  Tickets on sale May -I arid 18,  Juiii'i'i, fi, in and 20. Julv'i, 7,  22 and 2S, August (*., 7, 2l and 22,  ���������0"8. First elas1', round trip, 90-  Ihiy Limit.  Kontcs���������These tickets are gocd  \i,i any recognized routes in one  or bulb directions. To destina-  ���������tinnr* cast of Chieaa*'* aro pood  via the Groat Lakes,  R.A.BROWN  FERRY, WASH.  GeneralMerchant  -Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cig  Fresh   Eggs   a   Specialty  THE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B, C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the. United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  {2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,     -  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B. C, AUG. 27, 1908  ars,-Etc.  ASSAYING.  Gold, Silver and Copper -50.50  G- G  WEST  PROVINCIAL ASSAYER.  530   Richards Street,   Vancouver,  B. C.  ficuu market Hotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Deuver.   British', Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  G. J. CAMPBELL'  NEW DENVER  Provincial Assnyer and Analytical Chemist. Correspondence  solicited from any part of the  country.  T.iquoi' Llconwe Act.  _  NOTICE is lierebv sivuii that 1. Ernest J.  Oartier. intend nDplvinfj to tho License Commissioners) for tlie City of Giccinvooil, at the  expiration of thirty 'lav-, from the (late hereof,  for n transfer to Mc'ClniiHT & Goorleve of the  lieen-,e n; w held hy mc in teipect of the premises known ;i������ the Winil-or Hotel, situate on  Lots 31 ind Hi, Block 7, Suhrlivirion of the Dark  Hoims Minenil Claim, Copper street, in the City  of fircenu-ooil. B-C.  Dated this Mli day of May. 1!X)8.  KIIXKST J. CARTIEK.  Commercial  Hotel  .Greenwood  "Rooms 25 and 50 cents a night.  MRS. "M. GILLIS.  MINKItAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Colnnihi.1 Mineral Claim, situate in Ghoonwood  Mining  Division  of Vale DMiii't.   Where  located : In Pendivnod Camp, adjoining the  Iim':r.il(l Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE that 1. Sidney M. Johnson,  actinpr   as   nwiit   for   Elmore   Collier,   Free  Miner*-, Ccititicite No. Bti.'lul.', intend -sixty days  fiom the d.ite hereof, to npply to the Minim; Rc-  eorder for a Cei tilieate of Improvements, for the  pm-|ioi-c of ohtiiininjra Crown Gr.inttothe above  claim.  And further Take notice that action, under  section 'IT, must he commenced before the issuance of iiicli Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2-lth (lav of .rune. A. D. hits.  SYDNEY M   JOHNSON.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would        '  once more like  to  commune with  your collateral.  The provincial police in this district appear to be, very prolific in  clues, but none of them will follow  a clue into tho brush.  And now the lion. Clifford Sif-  toi'i is accused of having suffered  because of his ������������������constructive imagi-  nstion." Possibly a better way of  putting it would have been : ''Constructive imagination, resulting in  immense concessions to himself  and relatives."  Tiru* Greenwood papers were unfortunate the past week���������one lost  a subscriber and the other an ad.  The Times deservedly lost its one,  lone, live sub. through printing  poetry. Poetry doesn't appeal to  the intelligence like smelter smoke.  The Ledge lost an ad providence  only knows how. It wasn't premeditated on our part.  The Empire knows little of the  merits of the dispute that has  caused- S.000 to 10,000 C. P. R,  lunibia, for instance, can make a  speech* off-hand, ami only one of  them can make a speech after having time to prepare it. The party  has been kept in power because  the Conservative party had been in  power so long that its leaders had  neither brains nor honesty, *and  the people simply voted Liberal for  a change. In' practical politics,  oratory "cuts a mighty narrow  swath, and it is safe to say few  people are influenced by set  speeches to change from one side  to the-other or to cause men with  free minds to form a decision. Pit  an orator a'gainst a man who ean  rub shoulders with the people, and  the orator will seldom. win' out.  The people like to be tickled, and  the man who gets the closest to  them is the best tickler. But the  people can be influenced, not hy  theories, but by issues so framed  that an appeal is made .-to their  minds; and the man that can  frame up au issue that' appeals to  the people will get away' with both  tho orator and the good mixer.  Once people are set thinking for  themselves; they will govern Canada. But men like Martin Burrell  and Duncan Poss will never set  people thinking. The one is an  orator, filled with set speeches  which he has learned by rote. The  other is a man who knows all  about "kitties" in more games  than poker.-Prince Rupert Empire.  Truth needs no tinsel.  shopmen to strike at a  time wW^hohe*fiwin Princo Knpert  r McDonald,  who   proposes  starting' a  the general business of the country  is not any too good. But it does  know that the C. P. R. in manning  its shops in the West with Japanese is breeding a scab that some  day will fester and break. And  when it does fester and break, the  scenes and horrors of the French  Revolution will be repeated. History repeats itself, and the money  lords of today are in no way different from the noble lords of a  hundred years ago who were  guillotined,in .Paris and exiled from  France)���������Prince RuperfEmpire.- -  For particulars, call on  agents or address  local  ft   ./. MO'*. J>. I". A., NuIHOii.  \       C.  II. Mel'dJ-KSON, <*'��������� T. A.,  2 "Winnipeg, Muii.  TO   IM'I.INO.l'KNT   CO-OwN*"IlS  To.I. 1'. Mycr.1 Gray (and lo.llio Kstiito'.-of tho  lute. .'wKu I,eamy,or to v/hotnuouvor they  limy have lriuii.fcire'1 their Interests In the.  .fenny Fraction Mineral Claim. Hitti'itod [n  Deielwiioil camp, Oreoiiwoo<l   Alluim,'  Di  viuton of Yale District, n.C.  Vcm are hereby natillcrl that J liiivd cxnciidc.J  Moo upon the ulnivu mineral cliinji, and tlliU If.  within inul'iy-i from the (Into of this police, you  full or I'ifiHC, lo contrlbiil������ your proportion of  I lie above mentioned   Btun,lto'"etlie,r with the  cothof mlii'i-ililiiK your Interests In tho said  elului will become the property* of tliu undor-  idi-noit  under Section ���������!  of the Mineral Act  Ann udment Act., IMu.  .hiiii'l'.l. 1IKIH, JOHN liUCY.  Often the country boy and his  bride are ridiculed because they  don't go through a lot of formalities when they get married. They  don't bother about formalities, but  get down to businefs at once. She  puts on her best dress and he is  proud of her; he holds her hand;  no one is working for wedding  presents; no foolishness, no rib-  bonss llower girls or ushers, No  singing of "O, Promise Me."���������  We ought to take off our hats to  the country boy and his bride.  Some consideration should be  shown a corouer's jury by a  coroner. Coroner's juries do not  receive remuneration for their services in this benighted province.  Men are taken away from their  business to serve on a jury, often  entailing considerable loss. The  evidence adduced is to enable the  jury to arrive at a verdict as to  cause of death, and no attempt  should be allowed to make such  evidence the basis for a civil ac-  ction. The only persons who  should be allowed lo examine witnesses are the coroner and jury.  It may be an act of courtesy on the  part of the coroner to allow lawyers  to examine witnesses at-an inquest,  but it is a discourtesy to the jury,  if not an insult to their intelligence.  It is uot the duty of a coroner to  incommode six jurors to allow two  lawyers to wrangle for hours. The  coroner and jurors only should  question  witnesses at an inquest.  I.ANIJ   ACT-roil*ll   OK   NOTIOK.  OrfiiyiiOH ���������".iiiiil  l>lMli-lel,-J)li*tfl(;t ������r Yiilo.  T.VI'I' NOTKJU: that vtu.A.J, Ifuirhos and  f'.iuii MeOi-n.iiiid. of 1'linlt, II. C��������� occupation.-1,  ru-puiilcr nnd i.liM'ol<cii'iur,'lii!''ii(l to "jiply for  1 ������iimI-h:<ui to purHnipc !!��������������� following; lU'rtl'rlhofl  Innil.s: CnirmiMK liif,' lit ll.jW I'hilitcd libout ������������  led wiuthof IheO 1'. Jt. post on waiion rond,  miil-i cil I/. -ViiM \V, thence wrHtf' clialiH, tlionon  Koiillsio elmliir., ihcnvu cast 0" chains, Ihonec  north ���������Hirli.ilnfl to plrrci! of eoiiinioncoinent. and  cool,iliilntr .'l-'i> iicreo, more lor Jcsfl, and about '0  chaiiHiioi^h fioiri (J. l'.\t.\iott riiarlicd������01  Dated Junoa-ru-, 1008. ,_  BAAl  McOJtMOND  For the Canadian National Exhibition, to be held at Toronto  August :29th to September 14th,  the Canadian Pacific railway will  have in effect special round trip  rates. For full information as to  rates, dates of sale, limits, etc.,  apply to the nearest ticket agent.  To become popular with the people a candidate for an office in ancient Pome volunteered to light  some wild beast. That would bo a  model plan to adopt in this country. A man who seeks political  honors should be made to enter the  arena with a grizzly bear instead of  fighting booze���������but the bear might  refuse to fight on the ground that  ground that a politician was not in  his class. -__L.'  "Wedding rings made. Diamonds  mounted. Work that will stand  comparison. E. A. Black, Phoenix.  Generally it makes a man mad  to have someone compliment him  upon his success and then add that  they can't understand it.  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.  Tho Ledge, 62 a year.  * That the B. C. Copper company  have   not���������been taking necessary  precautions . lo safeguard the lives  of their employees,   was evidently  the opinion   of the coroner's jury  at the investigation into the death  of little Eunice Dimmick last week.  The company have a number of  cottages at the Mother Lode mine  which   they   rent  to   employees.  That these cottages are in a danger  zone  is "proved  not only' by the  evidence at the inquest, but also  hy the fact that tho company have  built   block houses   as   places of  lvfuge when  blasts are to be put  off. A whistle is blowu three times  when a blast is to be   put off.    If  the occupants of the cottages do  not hear the whistle,  uo further  warning is given  them.    The officials of the compauy do not see  that the people are out of the cottages   and   in   the block houses.  Apparently no one is detailed to  personally see that the occupants  of the cottages are in a place ef  safety.   No one would accuse the  manager   of the company or his  subordinates , of   deliberately   neglecting to safeguard the lives of  employees,   but the fact remains  that the company are reciving rent  for houses which the manager must  know aro in a dangerous position,  and in which a fatalty may occur  through    heavy    blasting.     The  company  should  pull   down   the  cottages and  refiuild them out of  the danger zone. ; The  coroner's  jury did not,   we believe, go far  enough in uot recommending that  the cottages be removed to a place  of safety. "'���������   ; '������������������;  The statement that neither oratory nor theory keeps a political  party in power is true. The theory  of Free Trade put the Liberal party  in power, but power once gained  the theory of Free Trade was not  put to a practical test. The Liberal party has been kept in power,  but not by oratory, for none of the  seven members from British Co-  Visits Prince Rupert.  Geor<re W. Bumbergor returned home  on Thursday evening after a "month's  trip up the const, visiting Prince Rupert, and Por t Essinffton ou the Skeena  river. Mr. Rumberger considers the  prospects of the G.'T. P. terminus for a  city are very bright Tt has an ideal  harbor with 70 feet of .water, and well  protected., A large number of steamers  call thero on their way up and down the  north coast, and when the new railway  is completed Prince Rupert should be a  great commercial port. A large num  ber of visitors arrive daily, but none  are opening business.. There are three  hotels, although none are licensed Mr.  Rumberger speaks highly of the mineral claims, ho visited in the Narth:  Among; other old Boundary residents  was Phil  bottling workB in that town.  Modest Smith!  Smith Curtis, of Rossland, Liberal  candidate for the Kootenay Tiding, happened to arrive in town last evening in  time for the Templernan banquet. Mr.  Curtis knew nothing of thc arrangement, although he had been endeavoring to get into communication with Mr.  Templernan in regard to Ihe Fernie disaster and the proper measures of relieE  ior several days. When he arrived in  Cranbrook he "was pleased to find that  Mr. Templernan was to be here lasl  evening-and this gave-him-a direct.op.  portunity to confer with the member'of  IheDom nion government in regard to  the sufferers at Fernie. Mr. Curtis was  one of the first to contribute to the. relief fund of the Fernie sufferers, for as  soon as he heard of thc disaster, although tr.fveling on the road at the  time, he telegraphed SlOO to the committee, which was received with intense  gratitude. The people of Fernie fully  appreciated Mr. Curtis' generous action. Other work that he has done, has  been quietlv done, and he is advious not  to allow politics to be mixed up with  any action that he may take in behalf of  suffering humanitv.���������Cranbrook Herald. .  "    -  Why Not Buy Here.  As an illustration of the business  methods of the C. P. R. and tho Great  Northern it is only necessary to contrast  their mode of securing supplies for their  survey parties The G. N. bought all  its supplies from Princeton storekeepers'  while the C. P. Ii. does not buy a  mouthful from them, preferring to ship  in from outside points. By thus skimping, " Tim '' Shaughnessy may save a  fraction of a cent on hulk articles, but  he loaes when people, who don't forget,  want to travel. In contradistinction,  'Jim'Hill bought all his survey supplies here, and his engineers, with their  wives and families, were encouraged to  locate here. The C. P. R. is the spoilt  child of Canada���������bonus-stuffed, pay-fed,  always ready to grab a slice of land or  snatch a plum aff the national tree. The  V.,V.& E. is notabonussed road, every  foot of its right-of-way being honestly  acquired and fairly paid for. Ranches  and coal land owned by Great Northern  people have been paid' for to the entire  satisfaction of all those selling; no attempt at squeezing land owners, storekeepers or anybody was made. Princeton is here to do business. If the 0. P. R.  ,does not want to trade with its citizens  there can be only ono logical policy for  them to cany out.���������Similkameen Star.  Ore Good and Plenty,  Mining operations) on the Independence fi roup, Bear creek, have becn suspended for the present. It appears that  enough work has been done without tho  aid of machinery to satisfy Mr. Williams, tho Granby expect who visited  the property last week. To further develop tho Indepcnbence powerful ma;  chinery : will bo installed. It will bo  necessary to build a good wagon road  to tho mine to enable the transportation  rf machinery to bo made. It is understood that the big ore body showB no  sign of pinching, and to tho eye presents as fine appearance as could well  be desired by reasonable mining men  Mr.-Williams', report will undoubtedly  be of a favorable charactor, having expressed himself as highly pleased with  his inspection It can safely be said  that the Independence is a mine, and  having tho Granby Co. as owners, its  energetic development and production  is assured. If the O.P.K, or the V.,V.  & E, want tonnage it ie certain the Independence will produce, when equipped, as much as they can handle with  ease: Meanwhile the railroad-companies should be building that way.���������  Similkameen Star.  The Brotherhood of Locomotiue Firemen find' Engineers will: cross swords  witii the Canadian Pacific over the discharge of Engineman Lake, of "the Superior division, for activity ns a trade  unionist. Tho Brotherhood will apply  to thogovornmont for the appointment  of an arbitration board."  It is reported that some line ore has  beon encountered on the Victor and  C. V. It mineral claims in McKlnley  camp, owned by Sam Horner, of this  cityand ,1, W. Shaw, of Nelson. A six-  foot'pay streak, running about $80 In  gold, is said to have been struck on the  Victor. The C. P. II. claim has an 18-  Inch lead of gold-bearing ore.���������Grand j  Forks Sun.  At Nelson's Fruit Fair. *'  Friendly contests of skill and intelligence are always invigorating-auiong a  people who live by competition and rivalry in business and profession. All people glory in contests among themselves,  and in matching their powers with each  other for the sport there is iii it, and for  mutual benefit. Such contests bring out  the best there is in people, and educate  them to a standard of excellence difficult  to attain by any other means.  This frieddly rivalry may be ' stated as  one of the leading objects of tlie Nelson  Fruit Fair. It is not confined to individuals and local districts only, but embraces  all the well known fruit and .vegetable  areas of the province. Each and all are  invited to compete for the very liberal  prizes offered, whether it be as individuals or as'a community���������or both. As well  as the opportunity of contest, there.is  afforded the better opportunity of viewing " the other fellow's" exhibit, and  profiting by'lhe interchange of ideas and  methods in culture.  While it way be argued that the Nelson  Fruit Fair is limited iu its usefulness to a  particular section only, the Tact remains  that il attracts exhibitors from the provinces east of the Rockies and -from south  of the International boundary line, and  this year thc competitors. from these  points will be greater in number than  heretofore.  As an educational feature, the fair,,no  matter where held, has always been acknowledged to be superior to an}' other.  Much of the success attendant on the  efforts of thc Nelsdn association has been  due lo this fact. Scotcs'of people have  profited by the knowledge gained and insight obtained into the proper methods of  fruit and vegetable culture, and the preparing of the products for market, as exemplified at past fruit faiis "in Nelson.  Aud it is safe to presume, as the institution advances, many scores more will be  educated along these lines, and will be  thankful for the opportunities afforded lo  gain valuable information suited to their  needs. '   ,  Reader, .remember the sixth annual  Nelson Fruit Fair, to be held at Nelson  ou Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and  Saturday, September 23, 24, 25 and 26.  four solid days of sight-seeing, education  and amusement. This year will surpass  all previous fairs, m every line, and you  cannot afford to miss it.  (Kings Liquer Scotch Whiskey  -   ������������������.-.*���������;    ."���������*���������'*.'��������� y' ,  'r;I.:'-. 12-'"Years,Old .\  J. W. Biii'mester S'White.,E6"rt.! *.-���������>. ''���������:��������� -' '-1  Jas. Eeiinessy &:Co's';3-Star "Brandy.'_-������������������ ''  QQv  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD;/B, C.'J  J  ��������� IN THE WINDSOR HOTEL. ._��������� ''-.��������� '  Everything is of the beat at this cafe, as wo Lead while others'  Follow. It makes "no clifl'orenoo what you'order���������steaks', chops;  eggs, bacon, hanijjjutlets, chicken, etc.,,we have tho high grade  goods. No shut-down, and no key lo the'door. - Just-tlie place  to eat at any hour.or the day or night., Drop iu and introduce  the inner man to our gnstroiiomical delicacies.     ' , ��������� , ,  fioward moor������, Proprietor. \ ^  @'Q^''IV'''tV*<V'^''K'<''^  Patronize home industry ahd   smoke  " Boundary Cigar," made in Grand Forks.  Music.���������Mrs. Moore  the Orgvin and Piano. "Apply  denco, Boundary Falls, B.'O."  gives lessons on  at rcsi-  Good looking girls are born so,  but most good looking women are  self made. -    ���������  Properly baited, the fishing-  tackle sold by J. L. Coles will  catch almost any fish'in tho mountains.  You ought to think twice or  three times before extracting the  mighty dollar from your pocket to  invest it in get-rick-quick schemes.  Largest stock of jewelry in the  Boundary to select from. E. A.  Black, Phoenix.  When a husband and wife are of  Templernan was to be here lastApne mind it's a safe bet that the  .. ,.,, t.-      .i     t._   mind-belongs to the wife.    :  WIddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  - An ankle corset has been invented for the support of the weak  ankles and it is. now in order for  some philanthropist to invent a  brain corset for the use of dudes.  If you wish to catch big fish and  plent}* of them, get your tackle at  McRae Bros.  A professor predicts that in a  few hundred years the American  people will become as savage as the  Indians.were, basing the claim on  statistics. Another- seieutist says  that the world will be iusane-in a  few hundred years, and also cites  statistics to prove it. Some day  the people will lose all patience and  dump the statisticians into the  river.  Wanted���������By experienced woman  cook position in hotel or camp.  Apply to Mrs. M. Pacific hotel.  People who agree with everything you say are aljoost as entertaining as a phonograph.  Varnished VTile  especially suitable  Wall, Paper���������  for bath room  and kitchen, at McRae Bros.  You may draw your salary but  your "wife earns half of the money,  and don't forget it.  The Columbia cigar is a large  aud free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made  in Nelson.  ,~������  Dealers in     .,:*-.. /_ -��������� -.; ;,-  pr/esh' and Salt JVteats, pish and Poultry  Shops in. nearly all the to wns-'of-Boundary and_  .  '  the'Kootenay.       ."���������-,.     .-;.  - }  Serves meals at all hours. The lover of- good things  always comes here when he* wants his chops, steaks,-  fish or fowl, or any of the tasty dishes that we make a  specialty of cooking, to please .tho fastidious. We  Make a Specialty of Home-Made Bread.   ,\   ".  Rondeau & Diipont  1  GREENWOOD  Dealer  Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.  Heavy Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  Owls acquired their reputation  for wi������dom by saying oue thing  and sticking to it.  Lines, leaders, hooks, rods, reels  and other fishing taekle can be  bought from J. L. Coles.  When the unexpested happens at  a boarding house you get butter or  fresh eggs.  Any man who attempts to servo  two masters ia liable to bo arrested  for bigamy.  The eternal fitness of things  comes out when a boy who "saBsed"  his parents grows up and marries a  woman who will not stand for any  back talk.         When you want a monument or  headstone, write to -tho Kootenay  Marble Workfl, Nelson, B. C.   .. *  Poverty would soou die out if  babies were permitted to select  their parents.  The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme iu many a camp. It ia a  cigar that brings delight and appreciation wherever emoked.  Some women are born leaders  and most men are born followers  thereof.       -  At the Turkish Bath houso  in Nelson you can get Turkish,  Russian, salt water, medicated,  aud tub baths. The 4Turkish bath  is ono of tho greatest health-pro-  ducera in the world.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is ahyays abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  McClung &  Goodeve,   Propr's.  tlK Pacific -Bold...  Is under the management of Grei",'1  & Morrison. Tho'Rooins are Comfortably furnished, and tho bar contains tho best brands of wines,  liquors and cl-rars.  the Pacific Cafe.  Is tho bcBt-appointod Restaurant in  the intorior of British Columbia.  The best cooks and mos*; attentive  waiters only oniployed. Open all tho  time.  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies  to Pacific hotel.  Next door  *���������?  J. P. FLOOD  T^EjaoriT house  Nelson, B. C, is run on thc  "the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  ���������  t'*e safe.  Medoi?c, ik  TrrecjiliUs  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O.  Is a comfortable homo for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWOliTH.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable homo for  the miner and traveler.  Good'meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  McGillis & McLaugWin  PROPRIBTOKS. "���������"���������v  Frank Fletcher  PuoviNOiAr. Land Su'TvKYon,  Nelson, B. 0.  M


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