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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24,  /-  1908,  No.' 24  Wis lire ovcrs-lockerl in several lines and to reduce our stock vie aro  selling, at prcatlv reduced prices, commencing December Kith and  continuing until Christmas, FOlt CASH ONbY:  " ,      S10 suits for   ���������'*. ������������������' SUITS  820 00 suits'for....*...'  $18.00 snits'for...-..'..  $L0 00 suits for........  SL5 00 suits for   S12.50 suits for  1*15 00    ,     -" (     iiATS  . 13 50      )J5 50 hats, Stetson, tii-.  . 12 00.  .'Si.00 hats, Steti-on, for.  .  II 2.*)      83.00 hats for."....*   .9 00^   ,$2.00 hats for  :.$ 7 50  :..8f 50  .. 3 50  ".. 2 25  1 SO  EHOLT; B. C   '  The leadingJhotel of the city and  headquarters for those-engaged ,in .     A f  mining,-railroading or commercial   CannfthisMl  pursuits.      *' ' , *' .  Western Float  .settlers arrived  at  ,-      ,    '" *-"      ��������� i'������������������������' sissio isir ., -.  j  >,ij  ^    A full line of Fancy l")re������s Shirts reduced from S2.dO'n*nd $1.50 lo ������l 50  '"and Sl.OO,    " - ,  *     A special line'of heavy underwear, llegular -J3.00, now *���������> 25-   Suits  all sizes* from 3d to 40. ' '  Any-Sweater in the House at 2.5 per cent. Discount.  , Minors* nailed ahi.ps, $'i and $i 50 lines for $\; j"| for $1.  _   Wo have the Inn-em stock of Crockery in the Rounriarv District and  will give you u chancn to gist it ������������������hcrip.  All'our97.pici'o Dinner Sets, regular $18 00, now $18.50. A nice blue  design, gold traced pal tern, 100 i.ieeoa, rei-ulnr $20.00, now *l.-> 00 A  new line white, gold traced |iairein, 100 pieces, rnjriilar JW0, now $ir,.  A line of China which we. will sell at bit; reduction:   Alco a beautiful  line if Carvers for OliristinasTurki-y  ��������� All,Goods Marked in Plain Figures.  Russell-taw-Caulfield Co.; ltd.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Genls* Furnishings.  W."S.   TORNEY,   PROPRIETOR.  C. S. BAKER-   "  ���������     Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent.    Correspondence solicited. .Samples  ���������'   .    '        reeofvo prompt attention.  I'.   ������>. "OX   T4X,   ai'RRN-IVOOII.   ll.   v..  ��������� .The Roundary  Emotion shinned  some ore last week.-  J.   D.   Spence   is spending  the  holidays in Vancouver,.  The' ice harvest leather early  this winter,in Greenwood.  .  Win. ,D,ividsnn  of Sandon  was  in the Boundary last week.  The children at the Mother Lode  are glad this, week. 'Tliey all got  prizes.  W. R. Keith is in, .Seattle, where  Ire is   interested  in  a  new procos  for smelting ore.  .  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & Cbeiiit $ 0oM-nelson  xmas:goods  Manicure Sets,    Fancy Perfumes, * Hand-Painted China,  Toilet Sets,.,      Plate Mirrors, Cut Glass Pieces,  Mlitary Brushes,- Evening Fans, '   Shaving Sets,  Ebony Brushes, * Smokeis* Trays,    Card Cases,  Atomizers, . Silver Soap Boxes, Pocketbooks,  Cut Glass Bottles,  Hand Bags,  '   Guitars, *  Mandolins,  Banjos. "    'Accordions, Violins.  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO  The Store of Quality. '  -  . Tobacco Jars, '      Ladies Pursos.  Eyeglass Chains,'    Cigar Cases,  '��������� Mouth Organs  I The' Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C, has a line or nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain towrr_ or the Great West. A  ��������� glass of aqua pura given' free with  spirits rnenti.  Hotel   Alexander  PHOENIX," B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for    ���������,  the miner and   traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms.  . Pure liquors and  . fragrant cigars in tlie bar.  IK.  V.  CHISHOLM, Pkopbietob.  ., .. .-,..'    ������    '������������������-���������^t.ssu   titjiii  the city.   Eight names were struck  'oil, the court of revision   taking a  diilerent view from a decision recently  given   by  H   county   court  JHdge  m  Kamloops.    Our lawver-  niade  laws appear  diilicult of'interpretation.     This   is to  be expected of laws framed  by  lawyers  and  doctors,   many of  whom  are  innocent of even   a  rudimentary  knowledge   of  English   grammar.  Ihe  court of  revision   were  perhaps correct in taking an  opposite  view from that held bv the county  Miss   Tillie   Graham   is   home IZ'T ^'^ ,lS t!"?y afc  least  h���������'*  and a very enjoyable evening spent  by all. , '    ,    - '',     *.        - ���������     ,l  A   Macedonian  cry  came   fro n  BeaverdeJI this week.    A 'resident  of   that   town   sent  word  to   his  friends in Greenwood that Beaver-  dell was a ������������������dry,,*town-and Ohrist-  1 mas would be December 25th. The  w. il was, nobly  responded to, and  it the special-stage which  left here I ew   of  luej-day arrives  on  time,'Beaver Utah  creek water-will  not be the< only      T ,  exhilaraut in the little West Fork Vernon   wood  is  $Z a cord  town on Chriftmas Day. K"*-.! S10.C0 a ton,   and  fresh  eggs  Theci^'eo-urt of   Revision was  fto^Sn^^nT6 aPP'eS *"  held Monday evening, with  Mayor ' P "d  Bunting and Alderman Fleming as,  the court,   Alderman   Galley, bhf  workl������e '"n the  coal   mine at Cole  other  member, being absent fiom ' m',n' A,hl'  Turkeys were selling in  Rupert this week for 22^'  pound.  Prince'  cents a  ���������  Lnnis P. Eekstein is a candidate  tor the mayoralty in Fernie.     ' "~  T. R. Drummond is  now rnana-  the   Newhouse   mines  in  More fchan five hundred  men are  Ernest Bunting is on the staff of  I the   Kelly-Camithers' supply  Co.  in Prince Rupert.  Greenwood has more dealers in  wood than any other town of its  size in the Province.    ���������  The western branch of the Canadian Mining Institute will meet in.  Greenwood January 14th.  1 Drilling for nil sow on [.without stopping south of Pincher creek  _ A motor line is to be established  in Bevelstoke between upper and  lower town.  _ T J. Smith has'Vaised S200,000  in the last year and placed the  Diamond Vale coal mine in Nicola  upon a sound basis. The mine is  now turning out 100 tons of coal  daily.  The strike has ended at. the  Nicola Vaiipy coa,i mine anfl tihp  men have returned  to work, ifc hf>  .A company has' been  formed "to'  work the Goldeu  Zone in Hedlev  camp.      , ���������    *7."  l-.|ThxT.?aiy  Keducfci������n  Works at-'  the Nickel -Plate- have shut down-  until April owing to the shortness-  of water.    About twenty -men are <  still working in the  Nickel * Plate -  upon development work..        .'   .'  -J. Peck MacSwaiuJrepIied to the *  toast of-the  press ��������� at the Burrel-  banqaet   in  Grand   Forks-a   few  days ago.  Christmas with her mother.  If. is reported that 'track lay ing  will begin uexfc week upon the V.,  V. & E. west of Keremeos.  A. D. Broonifield will "give a  turkey shoot and raflle at' West-  bridge Saturday next, 20th inst.  James Marshall of Phoenix is  putting up a silver cup for competition between local curling clubs.      m,  Armstrong .has decided to  buy  the electric light plant in that t6wn/  or 824 000,   the  people being in  tavor of municipal ownership.  After a hot fight ,1 license has  bepn granted to the now- Royal  hotel in Kelowua. ���������  Kelowna's   water and   electric  Tight plant  will   be   iu  operation"  this week.    It cost 830,000.  At   Ciaresholm  in   xVIbe'rta  the    .  people voted against  local ���������"option.  Billy   Pool  is  turning  out real  goldjirieks at Sal mo.  Th* excei,e*'<; hotel, the Hume -  s:fsn.^-~������ "L-^wi^^s-^  In Phoenix D. J. Matheson has  I the agency for nearly all the best  me, nre aud accident  companies. Ue also insures plak?  glass, and if you are looking for  insurance - drop him a line with  particulars of what you waiit.  under the  mieux Act.  provisions of the Le  --,.   Tne B'"'nk of Commerce opened  insurance ^j3 n^-7 building in Vancouver last  The bank   employs  Boundary Falls.  Monday  staff of 38.  . Permits for nearly 86.000,000  worth of buildings were granted in  Vancouver this year.  plau next month.  .Eighteen  inches  of good, ore is  in sight 011 tbe'Pontiac, a mine.on'.  Woodbeny   creek,   nob   far   from  *  Amsworth.  W. R. Smith has  left  Kaslo for  beattle where he will' reside in the- ���������  future. - , *  A company has been   formed "to.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  have shipped some ore to Trail  from their mine near Biidesville.  Dr. Simmons is spending the  holidays in Vanconvf-r. 'Tie will  visit Harrison Hot Springs before  returning.  school at Boundary Falls took  place on the ISth inst. in the  Dresence of a dozen visitors, parents  and-relatives of the pupils.  Jn  addition  to the  written ex  ami-nation  on  the programme   of  Tho��������� u-ill t,fl'o of jx   s     I studies,  the scholars  were orallv  mere will bea 2b-prmnd turkey reviewed in  i-Pirli.-..-, ������-,.,.ii;      .-  Saturday,   December 2Gth, and Leaf"  and  the " Bed  White and  January 2 having been proclaimed I-*3*110-" with  Mrs. Moore presidi tig  up to date the government has work the Kootenay Chief ni-ii-tl������*  the  railway company twenty millions  noon the construction of the Grand  Trunk Pacific.  In the Kamloops camn a shaft  will be sunk on the Kimberley  next spring. J  In Cranbrook this year the customs collections amounted to 835,-  000   and   the   inland   revenue to  Dry Goods  BARCLAY   8c   CO.  Boots aud Shoes.  Millinery.  GREENWOOD  Dealer in  Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.  Heavy Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  R7A: brown  FERRY, WASH.  GcneralMcrcbant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc.  Oats and Northwest Seed  Winter  public holidays, the banks will not  be open upon those days.  Robert Kefier is h'on'ie from "college to spend the holidays with Bis  parents. He states that there are  1.400 students in the college at  Pullman, Wash.  The postoffice at Bridesville was  held up by three masked men on  Saturday evening and 870 contributed by the postmaster. No  clues are reported.  . In Phoenix on Christmas Jim  Marshall will provide the finest  dinner ever seen that high up the  at the organ  The proceedings closed by the  diBtribution-of-Ohristmaa carda as  souvenirs, and the singing of the  National Anthem.  At the Turkish Bath house in  Nelson you can get Turkish, Russian, salt water, medicated, and  tub baths. The Turkish bath is  one of the greatest health -prod nc  ers in the world.  Polmatier Sisters.  There is no room for doubt that   ���������^��������� uutvu JUgu up L..e , the concert by the Polmatier Sis-  mountains, and'it will pay to get *ers Orchestra and Concert Co. at  there even if yeu  have to take a the   Auditorium,   Greenwood    on  Wheat.  T^E^OJIT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  t*-e safe.  MeJoqe   &   Trregillus  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  J'lst^vU'VsVWkVsV'WkH,  CANADIAN  balloon.  The annual Christmas Tree and  entertainment given by the Methodist Sunday school will be held as  usual ou Christmas night, Dec. 25.  No admission fee, collection taken  during the evening.  Phoenix and Greenwood lodges,  A. F. & A. M., will attend St.  Jnde's church Sunday, next, Dec.  27 at-11 a. ra. Members will meet  in   lodge   at   10:30.    All   regular  the night of Monday, Dec. 2S, will  be, the   most pretentious musical |Metallic"m7ne  event of the season.    They are too  well known here to need much introduction, and oue can get a good  idea of the quality of the concert  and the ability of the artists by  reading the following notice from  the   Edmonton    Bulletin,    where  they recently played  a week's engagement under a heavy guarantee:  '���������The   Dominion    theatre    was  tilled to capacity  last  night  with  In Revelstoke any citizen installing an electric light upon his  verandah can have the juice for it  supplied free bv the city. This  makes Revelstoke one of the best  hghted-towns-in the mountains..  The bonspiel at Rossland will  start about the 20th of January.  A white deer wasjrecently killed  upon Sumas mountain.  Kelowna carried off S4,600 in  prizes for apples at the Apple Fair  in Spokane. That's a peach of a  town, sure enough.  There are forty men working at  the Republic mine in Republic,  aud a railway spur is being built  to No. 3 tunuel.  The Chesaw News says that  work has been resumed on"the Bi-  masons cordially invited.  *   J.   W.    Frost   will   reside this,  .  winter at  Fruitvale in California. to make 8ood������ but they did.    r-nb  He does not intend to again make work of the girls was of the very  his   home   in    Greenwood.     -g-g best class.    The various numbers  many friends entertained him with were eilch ������ems iu  themselves and  a concert at the Pioneer hotel pre- *',a n'"K" "'' '" "  PHOENIX, Ii. (J.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler.   Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are al-  ��������� ways at the service of those in search of material  ;��������� cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to. drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL      >       -       PROPRIETOR  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  -sua  9S9  009������ Q  i  .. !"���������������������������'. =...���������'������  Dealers in  Ir^esh and Salt jVIeats, pish and Poultry  Shops in nearly all thejowns of Boundary and  Low Round Triy RateRto  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 81,  inclusive,   and good  to  return  within three months.  Tickota inaued in connection with  Atlantic Steamship Business will  ;o on salo from Nov. 21, nnd  limited.to livo months from d.ito  of issue.  Klnost Kqiili-titont." Stniulard flint  duns   Sloo-iln-f   1111,1   Tourist   Oiu-g  foil all Through Trulns.  2 ^Through   Express  Trains  DAILY.  ������  tlie -Kootenay.  10������  9������8&99@r9  TUB   ''TORONTO EXPRESS"  Leaver* Winnipeg at 22,10 innk-  I rig connections at Toronto for  all points euHt and west tlioroof.  Apply to noaroHt C. V. [*..' Agont  'or full Information.  J. E. PR0.0TOR,  Dist. X'assengor, Agent,  Calgary, Alta.  *^^^^tJ4������*V^ &&&&������  vious to his departure  Charles Johnson and John P.  Anderson were killed in one of the  Granby mines at Phoenix last Friday night by au explosion of dynamite. Both were young men well  known iu the camp. The funeral  took place upon Sunday.  A new provincial polico district  has been established, comprising  the electoral districts of (Jiand  Forks, Greenwood aud Similka-  meeu, with headquarters in Greenwood. C. J. Bunbury of Kam  loops will be chief constable, and  will assume his duties January 1st.  Those who attended the banquet  from outside points given in honor  of Martin Burroll at Grand Forks  last week were Dr. W. E. Spankie,  F. W. McLaine and O. Hawtery,  of Greenwood, G. W. Rumberger  of Phoenix, and T. J. Hardy and  J. R. Jackson of Midway.   ;  John Calder, who was with tho  Canadian Mounted Rifles in, the  South African war, has received  his scrip, which entitles him to 320  acres of land. He has already had  enquiries from "[parties in Ottawa  wishing to buy it, but as John is a  farmer himself he will not sell it  for any ordinary price.  The fire brigade boys hold their  annual banquet Monday evening,  in tho Windsor hotel; The boys  formed a, procession at the lire hall  about 8;30 and, dressed as hobos,  marched through the town. At  tho cafe a splendid banquot was  ���������served by Howard Moore.   A long  The Bank of. Hamilton is opening a branch in North Vancouver.  The price of el������ctric lights in  Vancouver and other coast towns  will be reduced next month.  More game birds are to be imported and turned loose around  Chilliwack.  ���������     0-.s  wi-,.,,.  A-,,a"   Kennedy,   who  was   in-  an audience who went to criticize 3"rec* b-V a building accident in  the Polmatier Sisters if they failed fernie, died in the Cranbiook  tn mniro ,ninA  K���������f +i.������������������ j.-,i     rpi     hospital last week.  It is said that the profits of the  Nickel Plate mine at Hodley -aill  he 83-30,000 this year.  There are 66 sawmills in the interior of B. C.  Cosgriff & Bonner have started a  bakery iu Kaslo.  It is likely  that  F.   E.   Archer  will be the next mayor of Kaslo.  I    Messrs.   Gillett,   Selous and Mc-  Morns are  the, mayoralty  candidates in Nelson.  After  the  holidays a sharp im-  proveinont in   the stock market is -  expeeleri.  Frank   Boyd  of  Rossland   and  Bert Lewis of  San   Francisco  are  having a 20-round glo-ve contest iu  '  Rossland this evening.  Joe  Murphy, died *i?i "Phoenix.    *  Arizona.    His' father  is shift boss  at the Center .Star in Rossland.  The close season'for quail, gror.so  and pheasants begins on the first  of January. Ducks can be killed  until the end of February.  Creston r-xpects to have telephone connection with Nelson in a  short time.  Claude Merrill from Calgary has  bought MiM Snell's barhw shop in  Creston.  h. \\\ Sh.ilfonl   and   Dr. White  nre putting -J00 ncres  of fruit hind  the   market,   adjoining  the audience called for encore aftei  encore,  to  whicli   the   girls   graciously responded.    The quality of  the work of these talented Jartists  can best bo judged by  the difficult  programme   they   attempted   and  rendered  to perfection.    Thnt the  Polmatier   Si3ters   have   made   a  "hit" with the citizens of  Edmonton   is  unquestionable, and  at the  end of the concert they were each  presented   with  a  bouquet bv the  young and hand.-umo  men  of  the  city, known as the Law Students."  Large variety of Jewel Boxes,  from 75c. to $15.00, at Coles' Book  Store.  Ernest .Downs and Archibald  Wilkinson were drowned in Christina lake while returning to their ,,,���������_,D ^ ,  homes in a boat after buying pro- cigars daily  visions in Cascade.    A search is  being made made for the bodies.  land   on  Keremeos.  L-ist spring fcht-re JS,000 fruit  tm-sshipped into Creston.  ������ob Stevenson has recovered  iroiii ins recent haul experience  going over the Hope trail.  Dr. McGregor h������s formed a  partnership with Dr. White in  I'cnticton. \  E. \V. Monk, the powder man,  has left Nelson for Montreal, where  he will reside in the future.  Adam Gamble   was fouud guilty  of manslaughter at   Republic.    He  was tried for tho   killing  ,,f    v   y  Thomas in Malo last September.  It is reporter:!  that the C. P. R.  The King  Lumber company areI^LT  ^r*0���������^ P'^-'nger  irl.inn*   their   "���������" ���������','   -j-   *���������"���������'��������� ��������� ��������� Iir<lllls-ii'o   sawmill  with  Sam  at   Ynhk  Penzie in  starting  next  month  charge.  A Spokane company Ims been  /brined to work a coal mine about  one mile from   Coleman. J. F. IV,  new 1  . ..-      -    .,,.        - 1 .-lock1  of three millions.  itii Nelson in the night.  All the latest books in fine holiday editions, and the standard  poets 111 elegant leather editions,  at Coles   Uo')k .Store.  vah   is  the  manager of the  company, which has a capital  It is reported that the B. C.  Copper company will resume the  paymentbf dividends next month.  I he company has had a successful  run since last May.  The cigar factory in" Kelowna  employs 22 hands and makes .6,000  toast list was gone through with,  *������ou havo-a'long-time to live yet.  Decorate your homes with pictures  from tho New Art Store.  The Sunnyside hotel in Nelson  uudor its new management is doing a large and increasing business.  Pipes in cases, gold-mounted  cigar and cigarette holders,pouches,  etc., at Cole'.  Rossland is, according to late  reports, becoming a very prosperous camp.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B, C.  Tho Kootenay Belle reigns su-  [ There is an epidemic of typhoid  in Peachland and several deaths  have occurred,   ���������  .D. A. .Mckenzie died in Rossland last week. Ho was a brother  of Mrs. Al. Barton of Seattle and  the funeral took place in that city.  A. B. Mackenaio of Rossland is  recovering from his late severe  illness.   ��������� ���������,.  W, F. Bbyer is running'a logging camp for the Adams River  Lumber Co. near Shuswap.  Angus Stewart, the railway contractor, married Miss Floronco  Sharpe in New Westminster a few  days ago.  Curling.  ThurHday evening of  last  week  the skips of the Greenwood curling  club were elected  and the following rinks chosen by the skips ���������  C. A. 'Deiiip.cjr .   ...-Cummins  N. McLeod . j, Grier  J. D. Spence .. Dr. W. E. Spankie  H. Bunting, skip... W.G. iMcMynn, skip  A* Grci������������,  A. H. Noyes  ��������������������������� -W. C. H. Wilson  ������������������  ���������   D. C. McRae  U. A. MacDonalc, skip  .  ... Rev. V. Venables   C. McClung  ��������� ,,  _  E G.W.irren  H. McCi.tclieon,skip..K. W. llishop.skip  Rev. F. j. Rutherford..A. M. Davidson  G. Bvana,".  T,   T>  T'GulIe-v" . ..C.H.Fair  J. H. Birnie, skip    .Dr. Simmons, skip  O. Uatvtrcy  NT. Lam ont  K. C.'.Il. Frith.  T. Jen kin .    ..  ���������-'Merrlhew-  A. Thomas.    .  J. E. McAllister   ..  J. R. liiowu  G.B.Taylor  S. il. Johiit-un, skip  ���������-Kochfort   J, MeCreath   C J, Wilson   J. A. Ruucll, skip J. L. Coles"skip  The President vs. Vice-President  J. N. Dunlop  ��������� ��������� H. T. Hunter  Chas. Summer!'  .B. U. Din, skip   A. Harnett   S, M, Tees  B. K, Kedp.it*,  ���������ym  preme in many a camp.   It is a I steam������e,?' \\ F^Ro..vtm P"fc two,       ,0. ���������^ resident  ^"';''.{SV  rei  'M  '\*r  &  hy  1; *  i  prcciation wherever smoked.  ���������;M ��������� .;������������������������ -S.O--X.- ������������������.-...  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  CROFOOTjnAS IL  Promoter  of  Industrial   Enterprises Finds He's an Amateur.  TOLD OF SOME GOOD THINGS  What a Caller Had to Offer Peopla  With Money Seeking an Investment.  Four Hundred Per Cent In Dividends  on $5,000,000 Capital.  [Copyright. IMS. by T. C. McClure.]  Major Crofoot. grand promoter of  thirty-two of the grandest enterprises  on the face of the earth, sat In his office dead broke.* no had two keys In  Lis pocket, but not* a stiver In cash.  His landlady had given him the cold  hand that morning, and his oillce rent  was due, and he was expecting tho  landlord every minute. He was wondering if the last sucker iu  America  J  -\  THE MAJOR   L.ITD HIS HEAD ON THE DESK  AND WHl'T.  was dead when there was a step in the  corridor, and his half open door was  pushed open aud a stranger entered  and queried:  "Is this "Major Crofoot, please?"  ,   "It is."  "The man who always has a good  thing for investorsV"  "Sure."  "My name is Dawson, and I have  come in to talk business to you."  Things changed with the major in an  Instant. Tho usual smile came back  to his face, thc usual blandness to his  voice, and as he bade the stranger welcome he toyed with the six old check  books stacked up on the desk to show  that he was doing business with six  different banks.  "What is the best thing you can offer au investor today?" continued the  caller as he seated himself.  "You mean something extra good?"  "The very best there is in the box.  Don't, talk to me of anything paying  less than 30 per cent dividends."  Would Pay 60 Per Cent.  "Xo? Well, I've got just what you  waut. Yesterday I just finished incorporating the Groat American Novelty  Refrigerator company. It's going to  be the greatest thing ou earth. It's  sure to sweep the laud like a tornado.  I'm the inventor, patentee aud president of the company, capital $5,000,-  000, and I feel sure I can guarantee  you GO per cent dividends. You put  hot water into tiro refrigerator and it  freezes it to ice. Attached to and  working with it are a music box, au  alarm clock, a French dictionary, a  typewriter, a washing machine nnd a  phonograph. Can be worked singly  or altogether. Keeps tabs on the hired  girl. Records tlie exact moment the  husband comes iu at night. Can be  fitted with a torpedo to blow up  tramps calling for something to eat.  Possibilities unlimited, and the demand  will be unprecedented. The czar of  Russia writes"���������  "Never mind the czar of Russia," interrupted Mr. Dawson. "Is that your  very best?"  "But think of it, man, 00 per cent  dividends, and I make you general  manager at a salary of ���������"-.''O.OOO a year."  "Poor, very poor. Not half good  enough. I thought you had something  gilt edged. It wouldn't pay to fool  away my time on that." ****���������  "But, man"���������  "Come in with me and learn how to  promote. You don't know the ABC  of it yet. One of the very poorest companies I have is the Arabian Celery  nnd Horseradish syndicate. We propose to buy 0,000.000 acres of desert  land and supply the world with celery  and horseradish. The dividends nre  positively guaranteed at 75, and yet we  don't think much of IL We shan't try  very hard to push the stock. I could  give you tho vice presidency at a salary  of ,$50,000 a year, but I don't want to  see you starve to death."  Tho major turned pale, opened his  eyes very wide nnd begun to breathe  hard.  "A promoter who can't see an even  100 per cent dividends In an enterprise  should drop It," continued the caller.  "It's one horse. It's wasting his time.  I organized the Universal Gas Saving  company and figured out It would pay  80 per cent dividends. Looked to me  like n big thing In my then callow  days, but I laugh nt It now. It cut gas  Mils down from .ft! a month to 15 cents  and Is still'doing It, but the stockholders nre kicking for greater dividends.  Ninety per cent looks like sklmmllk to  them. Tho secretary resigned last  week, and I could give you his place at  "F30.000 n your, but I know you'd refus**  It You would consider It small pota  toes."  "Great Scott!" whispered tho mnjor  as he leaned forward In his chair.  "After the Gas Saving company was  out 1 saw 1 was wasting my time. I  then originated and promoted the Great  Sahara Fruit and Vegetable company.  Twenty .mliriou acres of land to grow  strawberries In summer and sweet potatoes In the fall. The enterprise Is  referred to In the proas ns colossal.  Kings mid emperors have written to us  commending It. We let the Rothschilds  in on the ground floor, and they wore I  tickled  came to figure up thc dividends they  didn't go hut I " I wns so disgusted  with the thing that 1 came near drop-  plug out of thy promoting business I  did think of mrnln.? rhe presidency  over-to you ar t\ sal.ir.7 of j'lt'O.OOO a  yezr. but I know you'd re-fuse It. It  Isn't up to a man of yotir caliber. You  doi't want to fiddle fuddle with trifles."  Started  New Co'mpany.  The   major   opened   bis   mouth   nnd  tried  to speak,  hut  words   would  not  come.  . "Thou I originated the worldwide  li'incin squeezer. . I'p to that date any  one who wanted to siiuecze a lemon  hud to call in thc hired innn or place  It under a board and stand on it. Hitting n lemon with a sledge hammer  wasted part of the juice, and sometimes it dodged the blow, and-the cat  or one of the children was killed. I  saw what was needed and invented  the squeezer. Our first order was for  a million. The sultan of Turkey' ordered hair a million-right ofi' the'reel.  Couldn't keep up with our orders and  can't now. but what do you suppose  the dividends arc? .lust a measly 120  per cent. Rockefeller #11(1 .Morgan sold  their stock in dlgust after the first  year. I believe Hint a few widows and  mii.lslcrs still call it a fairly good  thing, but think of financiers like us  being satisfied with such dividends. I  could offer you"���������  "Yes, yes; you could offer me"���������  "I could offer you the vice presidency and n salary of ?1,"0,000 a year for  life, hut I don't want to Insult you. I  must look for some cheap skate."  "I-I   might   take   it!"   groaned   the  m n J or.  "Nonsense! You take a cheap thing  like that and humiliate yourself to the  earth! I won't he a party to it. I  have now finally got a thing worth  looking at���������worth iuvesting iu. Have  yon heard of the Universal Instinctive  Bedstead companv?"  "X-no."  Behind the Times.  "You haven'l? Why. you are away  behind the times. Thought you kept  heifer- track of tilings financial. .My  dear sir. you must have heard that  there is au electric current sweeping  through the earth from north to  sou Hi?*'  "Yes."  ".\nd  that all human beings should  lie with their heads'to the north in or-'  dor  that  tliey  may  first  receive  this  current on the back ol" the neck?"  "Yes."  '���������Well, there you are. You go to a  hotel and the bedsteads may stand  east and west. The landlord doesn't  care a copper for your health. My  instinctive bedstead instinctively turns  itself north aud south, no matter where  placed. Keeps the current flowing  from head to heel. Hotels have got to  have "em or go out of business. We  start on a capital of $5,000,000, and the  lowest we can figure the dividends is  ���������100 per cent. Some of us think they  will reach 500. The principle can be  .applied to bunks on Pullmans and  aboard steamers. Baby's crib and  family lounge have got to head to the  north. Will save a million human lives  a year and put I0.0C0 drug stores out  of business. I could let you iu on the  ground . floor .and. pay ..vnu-.a- s-Usiry-of-  a quarter of a million dollars a year as  secretary, but I won't insult you. You  have probably got something much  better on hand. Ta, ta. major. 1 must  be going."  And when the man had departed the  major laid his head on the desk and  wept. He was a failure, ami he realized it. M. QUAD.  POOR OLD HAMLET.  UNWILLING GUESTS.  How   the-' Natives   Produce   Shakespeare's Masterpiece In Malaysia.  An interesting performance of  "Hamlet" has bsen given in the Malay tongue at Wayang Kassim. In  reporting ..'this production the Singapore Rree Press says: In this instance, as in the case of Malay translations of other plays with which  Europeans are familiar, the Wayang  Kassim people somewhat embellished  and added to the well-known  Shakespearean story. The results aro  somewhat astonishing, but none the  less interesting. The play is made to  begin at a period before the good old  King of Denmark is murdered by his  brother, and both plot and murder  are carried out with careful detail.  The wicked brother's sobs on discovering that the king was dead���������from  the effects of the poison he himself  had administered���������were delightfully  realistic. Then the love affairs of  Hamlet and "his intended"���������as the  program gracefully expressed it-  came under notice.  Ophelia, in what seemed like a bridal costume, sang and wailed and  bemoaned her fate in a way that suggested intentions of suing" the faithless prince for breach of promise. He  on his part preserved a sad ancl  solemn face as if resigned to his fate,  and quite prepared to accept the  jury's verdict. In tho meantime the  queen and her new husband were  chuckling over the success of their  ���������monarch-removing scheme. Several  scenes of this sort of thing occurred  before the real Shakespearean beginning of tho play was reached. This  was where the ghost had his innings.  In this Malay version of "Hamlet"  the ghost scone is worked chiefly on  comedy linos. The ghost himself has  clearly a keen sense of humor.. He  makes a great sport with the watchman on night duty. The latter evokes  roars of laughter by his comic fright  on beholding the apparition. Tho  first thing he does, when ho has recovered his wits, is to run to the  telephone!  Pie succeeds in getting his call  through, and as a result of his  agitated communication his superior  officer appears. After telling all  about the ghost, tho watchman throws  down his gun and cap and says, figuratively. "I'm chucking this job. T  didn't contract to interview ghosts "  The sergeant, noting this, says, "How  dare you throw down your gun? I  shall fine you GO cents for that!" As  the jaga continues to protest he adds  fine on fine. But he takes it all back  when the ghost gives him a turn.  Later he reports the matter to Hamlet  in the good old-fashioned police-constable style: "I was on duty at so  and so, and at three minutes past one  I . . .'! etc. Hamlet next has an  affecting interview with the ghost,  and after learning all about his  father's murder, sings something to  the tune of "O Maritana!" After  this, ,it does not much "matter about  the rest of the play. It is all equallv  good. The more one sees of tho In-  dra-Zanz.bar people the more one  likes them.  A Turtle Feast With  Indians on the  Amazon   Rivar.  "One wf the strangest situations J  was eva  \n," said  a man who has  traveled   much,  "was  down   on   an  island in the Amazon river.    I was  looking   up 'lumber   for  an   English  syndicate.   I had another- white man**-  with me, and we went up tho river  600 miles in a launch.   The ciew of  the launch were hall' Indian and half  negro.     We   had   been   caught   by   a  swarm of lndir.ns who swept us along  with   them   up   tlio   river   until   wo  reached this, island 1 speak of. There  was nothing' to do but go with them,  is they were several hundred to one-  of  us."   They   landed  on  the island,  which  was  quite sizable and  sloped  to the river's edge, tlie shores being  sandy,     There, we   camped   for   tin"  night.   Next morning when we want  ed   to   leave   the   natives   would   not  let us  go.  insisting  on  our  remaining.    I   did  not like  this,  but there  was nothing else to do, so we .stayed.  Well,  that night  we  saw  something  moving   all   nbo".t   the   island,   and  presently  turtles  began to crawl out  of the writer on lo tlio shore.   Thera  were hundreds f.f them.   They came  there to  lay  their eggs.    It was an  Annual  visit,  and  the   Indians knew  and   kept   track   of   it.    They   were  there  to  have  a  feast.    As  soon  as  the   turtles  were  well  on  thc  island  the fun began.    With a big pole we  ���������would  get  after  a   turtle  and   upset,  him on his back, where .te was help-  'pss.   Scores wore caught, in this manner.   For those they did not want to  eat  at  once   the   Indians  scooped   a  hole  in   the  sand   and   dro/ped   the  turtle down  on  his  back,  and  there-  he remained until dragged out fo be  killed.   Tho weird and fantastic performances   we   saw   there   bent  anything T ever saw before or since. The  Indians   would   cat   and   dance   and  dance and eat until they fell c'dwii,  unable to move.   As soon as the*) had  rested they would get up and go at  i.  again.    They  kept  that   up   for  nearly a week.    Then  we got away,  How much   longer  they  remained   I  cannot  say,    hut   suppose   they   remained as long as thero was anything  to eat."  Every mother, every father,        First it soothes the pain ; then its an  every head of every local. septic essences kill all disease germs on a wound.  Then  home, IS IlOW given an opportunity to test it builds up now tissue    Mothers havo proved n best  ���������r.riA finQQt  nmitaahnlrl ha m r.hn TJiTn-plH   b"nn*mo  I r ��������� _       _        -  _  the finest household balm tbe world knows  Chapped places, eczema, ulcers, scalp sores,  for tho dolioate skin of babes.    It is  purely herbal,  s^SCciw'CbrarsTsi burnsr-face^Tlemlshes! never g������os rancid������ never 8taina'ia fre.e frc,m'the ^sual  sores due to blood-poisoning���������all are healed animal fats, and mineral poisons.    It is used tho world  ~~        ~   " over I   Why?   Onco. you try ib'"you'will know.    All  stores and druggists, 50c.-,box or post free, Zam-BuK  Co., Toronto.  by Zam-Buk.  Send this ndvortlEoracnt, tlio nam'b |  of this paper and lo eiatnp to Zaiii  a**,'  Buk Co., Toronto,  you free sum  mid wo will mail |  or.  E,  Would Return the Goods.  The young man  was  a dry goods]  salesman. He had no money, but he  knew his business and he stood his  ground.  "Don't you  know,"  thundered old  Croesus,  "that my daughter has always lived in the lap of luxury? Can  you maintain her in the style to which  she has been accustomed?"  "Yes,.sir; I'll guarantee it."  '"Hut suppose you don't?"  "Then I'll return the goods!"  Youthful Assurance.  "When I was ytuir age." said the  stern parent. "I was accumulating  money of my own."  "Yes." answered the graceless youth,  "but don't you think the public w.-p  easier (hen than it is now?"���������Washington Star.  Worth the Risk.  Prima Donna's Joke.  Mine. Fanny Moody, who is appearing with her husband at the Lyric  Theatre in London, confesses to a  fondness for practical joking. Even  her husband has suffered at her  hands. One day, disguised in a wig  and a pair of spectacles, she applied  -to-have hcr'voice'-ti-led'by tho manager of the Moody-Manners Opera Co.  - -her own husband. "I took the conductor's hand," says the prima donna, "and. imprinting upon it a devout  kiss, called him my 'dead master.'  He did try my voice, and as- I indulged in the excruciating shrieks  ever heard in 'music,' he told me.  gently but firmly, to go back to any  other occupation in my limited capacity. My husband confirmed this comment, and then 1 threw off my disguise and revealed my useless self.  1 draw the veil over what followed."  But Mme. Moody is not quite so useless "as she would have us believe;  for, in addition to her operatic abilities, she knows not a little about the  culinary art, and her husband has  been hoard to confess that when she  has time to cook a dinner he does  not want to go to the Carlton or thc  Savoy.  A Purely Vegetable Pill.���������The chief  ingredients of Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills are mandrake and dandelion,  sedative and purgative, but perfectly  harmless in their action. They cleanse  and purify ancl have a most healthful effect upon- the'-secretions of the  digestive organs. The dyspeptic ancl  all who suffer from liver ancl kidney  ailments will find in these pills the  most effective medicine in concentrated form that has yet been offered to  the suffering.  Relief for Suffering Everywhere.���������  He whoso life is made miserable by  the suffering that comes from indigestion and has not tried Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills does not know how  easily this formidable foe can be  dealt with. These pills will relieve  where others fail. They are 'the result  of long and patient study and arc  confidently put forward as a sure corrector of disorders of the digestive  organs, from which so many suffer.  A cracked egg can be boiled without any of the white running out by  putting a teaspoonful of salt in tho  water.  BABY'S OWN TABLETS  A BOON TO CHILDREN  A medicine that will keep babies  and young children plump and good  natured,' with a clear eye and rosy  skin is a blessing not only to the  little ones but to mothers as well.  Baby's Own Tablets is just such a  medicine. Tliey cure all tne minor  ailments of children and make them  eat..well, .sleep well.ancl play_..well..  They are used"exclusively in thousands of homes when a child medicine is needed. ��������� Mrs. G. Collins,  Hirkella, Man., says :���������"Baby's Own  Tablets are the most satisfactory  medicine I have ever used for ills of  young children. They are as good as  a doctor in the home." Sold by  medicine dealers or by mail at 25c  a box from The ~r. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Wigg���������So you believe,in signs, eh?  Well, when a man is always making  new friends what is that a sign of?  Wagg���������It's generally a sign 'that  his old friends are onto him.���������Philadelphia Record.  Repeat  it: ���������".Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  Long���������Your landlady tells me you  are behind with your board.  Short���������Well, perhaps I am ; but I'm  about $40 ahead of her game.���������Chicago News.  Any person who drinks 25c tea and  once tastes ''Oc "Salada" will sec that  it is not only finer in flavor, but that  as one pound makes many more cups,  it is economical to use. . 79  Jenny���������If you out all those sweets  nnd fruits, ma says you'll die.  Freddy (his birthday)-Oh, death,  where is thy sting?  Literary   Note.  "What did he got for his last novel?"  "Well,  tho publisher says  that  hail  he been a judge he would have given  him   three years!"���������Atlanta   Conslltn  tion.  Suffragist and Authoress.  This month is a busv one in the  program of the "Women's Votes"  campaigners, and in addition to numerous meetings, at-homes, demonstrations, and so forth, a new book "for  the cause" is appearing. This is entitled "Outlawer," and Mrs. Despard,  the Woman's Suffrage sister of Gen.  French, is named part authoress. Mrs.  Despard like most of her colleagues,  has had a turn of sampling H. M.'s  prisons, but did not find the officials  very sympathetic. She declares that  when she said "How do you do?" to  a fellow-sufferer she was told to  "stand back, and don't gossip." On  another occasion, when she went to  chapel, she found a woman looking  very pale, and said, "Cheer up!" A  female oflicial nearby rushed up and  told her to "keep quiet." On receiving an answer, the woman asked  Mrs. Despard whether she wanted to  reform prisons, and Mrs. Despard replied, "Perhaps I do." And if ever  opportunity arises, doubtless Mrs.  Despard will.  Place a cup containing vinegar on  the stove near the pan in which yon  are cooking cabbage or onions and the  odor will not spread all over the  house"'.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  Gilt picture frames may be' revived  by beating up the whites of eggs with  loz. of soda, and then, after cleaning  well with a dust cloth, rubbing them  oveT with a soft brush dipped in the  mixture.  Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure -will always euro my coughs and colds."  "John," said Mrs."Binks, "I wish  you'd.give Jimmie.n good hard.spank-  ing. I can't get..him to take his bath."  aud he's about as dirty as he can be."  "Oh, I don't think dusting his  jacket will clean him up," returned  John.  "1 don't want you to dust his jacket," said Mrs. Rinks. "I want you to  soak him for fair."���������Lippincott's.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures   Distemper.  THE  RIGHT  THREAD.  SWIMMERS' CRAMP.  Some Mistaken Notions About Drown*  ing Corrected.  An export swimmer says that till the  talk we hear about era tup as the cause  of drowning Is wrong, says the Chicago News. Thero Is only one form of  cramp that Is fatal to a swimmer, and  that Is cramp iu the stomach, which Is  very rare. The popular notion Is that  It Is a cramp In the arms or the legs  that makes people drown. Cramp of  this kind does sometimes attack a  swimmer; but, though It Is painful, it  Is not dangerous. He docs not, if so  attacked, boe-ome paralyzed nnd go to  the bottf-m, but begins to struggle and  to cry for help. If he will stand the  pain for a short time and keep his  head he can by his own efforts work  the cramp off.  Another mistaken notion Is that a.  drowning man throws up bis bands  Just us lie Is sinking. As a matter of  fact, It Is only a good swimmer that  con throw up his hands In the water,  for he has to tread water to do It, and  a man drowning does not tread wa*  t"o������uoiith,  and  yet  when  wol ������.   If he did he would not drown*    ;*  An  Eye to  Business.  Looking at the pigeons in a dealer's window in Dunedrn, a boy saw  amongst a miscellaneous lot set apart  for gun practice a bird that took hi.i  fancy, whereupon he ran home, picked out one of his own undesirables,  took it to the shop, traded off his  reject for the new pigeon for the consideration of three pence, and promptly entered the purchased bird at th"  show. It gained first nnd special  prizes as a working homer and war,  awarded another prize as the best of  the boys' pigeons.���������Auckland, N.Z.,  Weekly News.  A Red Dinner.  A woman who is always on tbe  lookout for novelties in the way of  entertaining her friends gave a red  dinner at her country homo the other  day. All the viands served were red,  not such a difficult achievement as It  sounds, for red is a popular color  among eatables. A blue dinner, now,  would be a hard thing to get up.  The menu  follows:  Tomato Soup.  Baked Red Snapper, with Cardinal Sauce.  Soft Shell Crabs.  Boeuf Tonguo a Ia Horley.  Stuffed Tomatoes.   Compote of Red Cherries.  HIbs of "Prime Beef. Broiled Lobster.  New Beets.      Stewed Younfr Carrots.  Red Sweet Potatoes.  Peach Shortcake. Raspberry Ice.  Watermelon.  Demi Tasso a la Red Currant  The place cards were printed In red  nnd tied with red ribbon. Thc decorations were massed blossoms of the  beautiful salvia, or scarlet sage, as It  Is sometimes called, and crimson gladioli. If preferred, roses could he  used, or masses' of crimson phlox  would lie very effective.  Cargo of Stowaways-'  The West African mail steamer Bnl-  aba, which arrived at Plymouth recently from Forcados and intermediate ports, brought no fewer than 12  Krooboy stowaways, who had been  found in various parts of the ship af.  ter the Falaba left Sicrre Leone.  When wnshlng floors or cleaning windows always put a (e\v drops of par  nflln in the water, and this will keep  away flies, mollis and other Insects.  Rules Governing the Use of Filo Embroidery  Silk.  Embroiderers are often at a loss to  know whether to use a single or double  thread when working in filo silks.  The rules that govern the use of tho  single or double thread aro based upon  the general principle that the finer and  more delicate the work and material  thc finer should be the thread.  Thus on sheer handkerchief linen or  mull or for a very small design on a  heavier fabric use a single thread of  filo throughout; otherwise thc work  will look rough and coarse.  Sometimes indeed the thread is. split  for the shading iu the center to give a  more delicate effect. This, however, is  rarely necessary. It is a fairly safe  rule for large designs or heavy materials to use two threads of filo, at least  for the outer edges. Frequently the  entire flower is done in the double silk,  but quite as often the outer portions  and the foliage are worked with the  two strands, while for the shading toward the center the single thread Is  used. This treatment gives both  greater richness aud depth to the work,  besides filling more rapidly, always a  desideratum in an Intricate piece of  embroidery.  In using two strands of silk It Is  Important to thread the needle properly. Do not fold over a single thread  In the eye, as It will cause the silk to  twist, roughen and cut. Instead, draw  out from the skein two threads of exactly the same length nnd thread tho  needle with hot li, together.  Blenheim.  A very "famous victory" was that of  Blpnholm, which Is our corruption of  Bllndliclm,  the  village on the upper  Danube where John Churchill won his  dukedom,   his  magnificent   palace  In  Oxfordshire and his yearly pension of  ������5,000.   This Is still  enjoyed  by  his  heir, the present Duke of Marlborough,  who annually places n French (leur-de-  lis llaglot over ihe bust of his rrnccstor  In the guardroom of Windsor castle,  _  the  condition  of  his  tenure  of  tho | ���������  estate of nionlioliii.���������London Answers. |  mum m  XPxWl" "few"���������*��������� ���������*���������*���������*"���������"��������� ?',9r..  ���������filZ&Vkri'M'l  W.   N.   U.   No.   714.  The Latest Sweet.  Fudge has been supplanted in tbe  fancy of tho college girl lately by a  new sweet which Is called "divinity."  It takes two saucepans to make the  candy���������ono for three cupfuls of granulated sugar, a cupful of thick sirup  and two-thirds of a cupful.of water,  the other for a cupful of granulated  eugar and half a cupful of water. The  contents of both pans aro allowed to  cook until the sirup In them will spin  a thread when poured from the spoons  or make a soft ball between the fingers when dropped In very cold water.  When both are ready the sirup In the  first pan Is turned slowly over the  stiffly beaten whites of throe eggs, a  continual boating going ou during tho  process. Then the second, sirup, with  tho addlllonof a cupful of nut meats,  Is turned over, and the frothy mass is  turned Into a buttered tin and when  cool enough Is mnrked Into small  blocks.  Sour Cream Filling.  Whip very sour cream until stiff.  Add a cupful and a half of English  walnuts or hickory nuts chopped to a  powder, sweeten to taste, and flavor  lightly with vanilla. This ls extremely nice and, moreover, a novelty.  THE  BOTTLE  TREE.  A Life Saver For Cattle During the  Australian Droughts.  "It was Ilko a real bottle, thirty feet  high, covered with the bark of a box  tree' and with a gum tree growing out,  where the'eork ought lo bo."  Such was (he way In which an Englishman described the first bottle tree  which came under his notice, and truly  one who does nut know the tro' Its  sudden appearance In his pathway,  often In the midst of dense scrub, must  make a vivid impression.  The lower part of.(ho trunk Is thick  aiid cylindrical, -decreasing ,in size toward the top. Its shape being that of a  gigantic living bottle, from the neck of  which spring the only branches and  leaves that tho tree possesses. In this  respect ft carries to an excess the peculiarity of most Australian trees���������  namely, their lack of branches for a*  considerable distance up the stem.  The bark is of grayish color and is  very hard, says the Philadelphia Inquirer, but the wood inside is soft and  moist. The latter can be chewed in  the same way as sugar cane, but as it  lacks its sweet, pleasant taste It is  rarely used In this way. This peculiar  characteristic of the tree, however,  makes it a valuable food for cattle.  Indeed, during the long droughts  which occasionally visit Australia hundreds of settlers have to thank the  bottle tree for saving them from ruin.  Sometimes for more than a year and  In the inland districts for still longer  periods scarcely a drop of rain falls.  Every blade of grass is dried, tanks  become empty, creeks no longer run  and la many cases' dry up altogether,  as do nearly all water holes and lagoons; cultivation Is impossible, and  fodder for cattle and horses is extremely difficult to procure. Then the bottle  tree comes to the rescue. Every scrub  is searched for these living bottles,  and everywhere is heard the ringing of  axes as .the .strange, attractive trees  are laid low.  As soon as the trunk has been stripped of its bark the .cattle are brought  to it if within easy distance, and there  thoy remain till neither leaves nor  wood is left. In places where the  settlers have no scrubs of their own  they will drive many miles in order to  obtain a wagon load of, this great treasure.  Sometimes Instead of allowing the  animals free access to the tree the settlers cut the trunk into strips, put the  strips through the cutter arid thus  make a substitute for proper chaff.  In many instances during a drought,  except for prickly pears and tlie foliage of trees, cattle are fed ou these  living bottles alone, nnd they have  been tbe means of saving large quantities of stock.  It seems strange that In the absence  of rain these trees should retain their  mol3t interior, as the majority of others look dry and drought stricken.  But throughout all the bottle tree  flourishes, lifting Its dark green leaves  toward the sky, whither the farmers  and squatters turn longing eyes in  hopes of the wished for rain.  When the dry season ends nnd the  land In a very few weeks is covered  with fresh green grass, the work of  the bottle tree Is done. But, mindful  of Its past usefulness, no farmer unless under absolute necessity fells this  tree, and It may often be seen (Standing in solitary grandeur,, its strange  shape outlined against the blue sky.  while the land nt Its base has been  put under cultivation or has been converted Into grazing grounds for the  cattle.  Desi������nations.  Some foreigners and even certain  Americans arc disposed to stand aloof  from what they haughtily term the  working classes oi-the country. It is  to bo regretted that they could not  have overheard the conversation  which took place on an East river  ferryboat not long ago between a recently introduced���������shall we nazard  it?���������wheelwright and shopgirl.  "Do you attend in Barginer's estab  lishmont?" he asked.  "Yes; I am one of the emporium  Indies," she replied, with becoming  dignity.   "Where are con engaged?"  "I am one of Banks .fe Co.'s reposi.  tory for carriages gentiemen," he informed her.  "Boys and girls under eighteen  should be strictly forbidden to read  in bed," says the Lancet, on authority of Dr. Feilchenfcld, of Berlin, who  declares that in the case of young persons whose eyes are not fully developed tho practice is likely to induce  myopia. While young people run the  greatest risk, the Lancet thinks that  rending in bed is undesirable for persons of any age, and states that "in  the case of aged, anxious, worried,  and bedridden people, to whom it  would seem cruelty to deny what may  bo almost their only luxury, for fear  of inducing some slight terror of refraction, care should be taken that  the light is sufficiently brilliant, the  "c-yes being shaded from it and that  the patient lies on his back with head  ancl shoulders raised."  Do not let a, cold settle on your  lungs. - Eesort to Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup at thc first intimation  of irritation in- the throat and pro-  vent disease from lodging in the pulmonary organs. Neglected colds are  the cause of untold suffering throughout the country, all of which could  have been prevented by. the application of this simple but powerful med-'  icine. The price, 25' cents, brings it  within the reach of all. ' ^  Dangers In Mercury. *.  Mercury ls a foe to '.ife. Those whe  make mirrors, barometers or theraioui-  ������vers, etc., soon-fee! the effect of the  nitrate of mercury in teeth, snrms and  the tissues of the body.  Politeness In TiDet.  Xa Tibet it is  a   sign' of  politeness  Then meeting a person to hold up the  ���������land clasped and iirot.-'ide the tontine.  Not  In a  Position,  Etc.  I'd like to taekli- any fjeme.  I'd like to prove my heart ls true. ���������  I'd like to give some one my name���������  And all because of Y-O-U.  And yet, so minus Is my stack.  Your dad I dnre not'interview.  Alas, alack, I must hold back���������  And all because of I-O-U!  ���������Kansas City Tlmea.  Untidy.  Precise Aunt (trying to amuse Kate,  who had come to spend the day)���������Oh,  see pussy washing her face!  ���������Kate - (with scorn)���������She's not' wash- ���������  Ing her face.'. She's washing her feet  and wiping 'em on her face.���������Judge's  SPEfMAL    TO    GRAIN   SHIPPERS.  It takes years to learn the best methods of handling grain. We have had  thirty years' experience handling  grain in this country, have a brancb  oflice at Fort William and.close business connections at all grain centres.  Ship your grain through us for  prompt returns and good services.  References,   Union Bank of Canada.  Manitoba  Commission  Co.,  Grain    Exchange,    Winnipeg,    Man.  ������5.00  WITH the approach of  Christmas comes the troublesome question of what to give.  V^AN you think of anything  more beautiful or artistic than a  piece of richly cut glass ?  THIS $5.00 Berry Bowl is  deeply and perfectly cut from  brilliant crystal glass in the  favored mitre pattern The  price is just  $5.00  Send for our Catalogue,  Ryrie Bros.  LIMITED  134-136-138 Yongo St.  TORONTO  ALWAYS,  EVERYWHERE    IN    CANADA,  ASK   FOR  -1  %MUilWIUUIBWi!ii}B  Eddy's Matches have hailed from Hull since 1851���������and those 67  /ears of Constant Betterment have resultod in Eddy's Matches  reaching  a   Height  of   Perfectlon^attalned by No Others.  Sold  and  used  everywhere  In  Canada.  J-i  oi  T  >  m  1  *������  "''iii  !>  *>UH  J  ���������jlB  ii  i  >i  'X'-il  I. suatemmvmmntt,m^HtmV^  /"-  of Piles  AND      THE   CERTAINTY      WITH  WHICH THIS OBSTINATE DIS-  EASE  IS CURED BY  ^S  RICE ENTREES.  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  i  It is a mistake to look on piles or  hemorrhoids1 as merely an annoyance,  tor they are serious and dangerous  as well, and in their chronic or aggravated form' bring keen distress and  the ruination, of health.  The cause of piles is very different  in different oases, but there is always  relief' and with regular treatment  thorough cure in the use of Dr.  Chase's Ointment.  There is nothing severe or disagreeable about this treatment, for by its  soothing influence is, helps almost as  Boon as applied. ��������� You feel the benefit,  and. know for a certainty that it is  doing you good. , '  On  the   circular  whicli   goes   with"1  every box of   Dr. Chase's , Ointment  are given full instructions as to the  use of the ointment for itching, bleed  ing and protruding-' piles,   and  itch  ing skin diseases.   If you follow directions  we guarantee satisfaction as  a treatment for every form of piles.  Mr. D. MacVicar, Caledonia Mines,  N. S., -writes:���������For years I was troubled -with bleeding, protruding piles  and conld not obtain,a cure. I would  be laid off' work for weoks. Two  boxes of Dr. Chase's Ointment completely cured mc."  Mr." J.Mawer, Eoden, Man., writes:  ,���������"I-had itching piles for five years  and the doctor told mo there was no  care for mo and that I would have to  undergo an operation. .Dr. Chase's  Ointment completely cured me in  ' one week. ��������� As this was six months  ago and the*re has been no return of  the old trouble, I believe that the cure  is a permanent one.'/  Dr. Chase's Ointment has an unparalleled record of .cures; 60c a box,  at all dealers, or. Edmanson, Bates  & Co., Toronto. .  Tasty   Dishes   That   May    Bo   Compounded Quickly and Easily.'  The housewife who Is merely acquainted with rice in Its dual aspect���������  that ls, as a pudding or as a more or  less indifferently cooked adjunct to  curry-will be, I imagine, greatly surprised when she finds that quite a  number of delightfully savory little entrees may be achieved with Its aid.  Here, then, are a conple of recipes  wherewith she may proceed to astonish the mere man at dinner or luncheon :  Boll  half a pound of well  washed  rice In salted water till very tender.  Drain thoroughly.    Let It dry.   Place  an ounce of either butter or oil (roughly,   a   large   teaspoonful)   in   a   clean  stewpan.   When very hot add a finely  minced   onion ' and -, n    few    picked  shrimps.   Fry for a few minutes,' then  add the rice and fry, turning frequently," until of a light goldon hue.    Add  cayenne or'white pepper to'taste and  a large heaped tablespoonful of .grated  cheese.   Any sort will do, but Parmesan gives the.best results.   Make very  hot.-   Pile upon'a hot,dish and serve  at'once.  Take   some   smoked   sardines   and  make them  hot - on  a  saucer  in  the  oven In a little of their'own oil. - Hare  ready  half a  pound, jot  well tcooked  rice.     It must have been cooked  In  'salted water till very tender.    Drain  It well,    Dry It.    Place a large table-  spoonful of either butter or oil In a  clean stewpan.    Melt or bring to tho  . boll, then add the rice, together with a  I teaspoonful   of   very   finely   minced  sliallot.   Fry a light golden hue:   Add  ..n largo, tablespoonful of tomato catchup, a  tablespoonful of "grated cheese  and pepper to taste.   Make very hot.  Pile up on n hot dish.   Drain the sardines quickly on clean blotting paper.  Garnish round the base and serve at  once.   Anchovies may be used In place  of sardines If liked.   Turn the rice frequently when frying It.  A CURE FOR        .  RHEUMATiSM  I  THE BUSINESS WOMAN.  Not Tempted.  Tommy-Ma; I met the minister on  my way to Sunday School,    and   he.  asked me if 1 ever went fishing   on  Sunday.  frIfg')ter~And what did you say* <������a������  .-   Tommy���������I said,  "Get  thee   behind  him a"    '"an right away fro,n  ' Worms sab the strength ancl undermine the vitality of children.- Strengthen them by using Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator to drive out the  parasites.  Lady���������So you wish my daughter  for your wife   ?  Suitor���������Partly that, madam; and  partly because I want you as my  mother-in-law'.  He' got them both.  There is more Catarrh in this section   of  the   country   than   all   other  diseases put together, and until the  last  few  years  was supposed  to   be  incurable.     For a great .many years  doctors pronounced it a local disease  '" ancl  prescribed _local remedies,    ahd  by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable.    Science has  proven catarrh  to  be a constitutional disease and therefore requires constitutional treatment.  Hall's Catarrh" Cure, manufactured by  F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is  the only constitutional cure    on the  market.    It is taken    internally   in  doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful.  It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any case  it fails to cure. Send for circulars and  testimonials.  Address: F. J. Cheney & Co.,  Toledo, Ohio.  Sold  by  druggists,  75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  Smiles Will Help to Lighten the Day's  Work.  Business women should enjoy life���������  every bit of it. To do this they must  keep alive and not forget they are living.  Many business women have lost and  are losing a third of their lives. The  instant they leave their homes in the  morning they become entirely different  beings, forgetting entirely that they  are alive. They become mechanical  .beings for their employers. They never smile, never tell or think of humorous Incidents apropos of the dark happenings of the day. These would flavor their existence.  This is not the view of an Idealist or  dreamer who spends all of life in trying to  find' arnusemeut  to  pass  the  hours away and who only pictures the  business woman's.life, but is the view  : of one hard in the harness of the: business world and one who strongly advocates working as hard as strength  will permit, always busy as a bee and  working earnestly and  faithfully for  the employer's interests.  Cultivate a smile, be an optimist,.en-  -joy every minute of your lives,-sisters!  You will profit and he years younger  Instead of years older if you do.  The Troubfr-TYields to thc Rich,  RecLBIcod Dr.  Williams' Pink  Pills Actually Make.  Ask  any doctor  and  he ' will * tell  you that rheumatism is    rooted   in  the blood;'that, nothing can cure   it  that does   not 'reach the blood.    It  is sheer waste of money and time to  try to cure rheumatism    with    liniments    and    lotions    that   only   go  skin deep.    You  can speedily} cure  rheumatism with Dr*. Williams'  Pink  Pills,   which   enrich the blood, drive  out     the      poisonous     acid      and  loosen the stiffened, -aching   joints.  Among  the  thousands  of  rheumatic  sufferers cured by Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills is Mr. W.-A. Taylor/Newcastle,  'N. B., who'says:���������"For-a number of  years'!   was'a-great sufferer   from  rheumatism which was seated in my  shoulders ��������� and   knee joints. . I tried  liniments and blistering,' but witli no  "effect.    In fact the trouble was getting worse, and my knee joints grew  so (Stiff that they would   snap   if   I  stooped,     and,    I     could   .scarcely  straighten, up.    Altogether I was    a  terrible   sufferer, and nothing   J did  or took gave me any relief until    I  began the use of Dr. Williams'  Pink  Pills.     I took the Pills steadily for  a  couple  of "months  and  every  vestige of the' trouble disappeared. That  was two years ago, and as I    have  had no return of the trouble  [   fool  safe  in  assuming  that  the  cure    is  permanent."  "(Vino-tenths,   of    the  common    ailments  that afllict humanity nro due [  to  bad   blood,  and  as   Dr.  Williams''  Pink Pills actually make new blood,  that is the reason they cure so many  different   troubles, such as   anaemia,  indigestion,     rheumatism,      eczema*,  neuralgia,  St. Vitus dance, paralysis  and the ailments of girlhood ancl womanhood    with   all  their  distressing  headaches,   backaches and   irregularities.     Sold by all medicine dealers  or, bv mail at 50c a box or six boxes  for   "$2.50    from    The  Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co!, Brockville, Ont. ���������  Here is a good cure for corns. Put  about a dessertspoonful of common  washing soda in a bottle arid add a  wineglass of.vinegar. Cork up, ancl  in eight days it is ready for use. Well  soak corn and apply night and morning. This rcmedv is generally successful.  THREE ARTISTS.  The .Wonderful    Success   of   Christy,  ���������    Fisher and Hutt.  Howard' Cliandl*?r;.Christy Is said to  have "cleaned up" $80,000 in one year,  Which sura Is something more than tbe  combined salaries of all the members  of President Roosevelt's cabinet.  This  may be an.exaggeration.   It probably  Is, and it should be.  Yet that It is possible for Christy to maUe such a sum  and that it Is probable his income for  a  twelvemorith   has  climbed   well   up  toward that figure are proved by thc  fact that bis royalties on an edition of  one portfolio of drawings, the execution of which probably occupied less  than  a   month,   was $13,000 the  first  year it was out.   The advertising value  of  Christy's  name   is   so  great   that  he has been offered handsome studio  apartments rent.free If he  will only  move Into them nnd establish the reputation   of   the   bnilding.     Harrison  Fisher Is another popular artist who  has found the public very practically  appreciative.   [lis career in many respects   has   boon   similar  to  that of  Christy, also Ills Income, though it Is  doubtful jf tho hitter has ever reached  the high water mark set by Christy's  star year.   Record has It that Fisher's  brush  brought him  $20,000 In  seven  months at onetime.  Henry Hutt Is also a member of this  class.   In ten years bo sprinted from a  four dollar a week artist's "devil" in a  Chicago engraving house all the way to  a seat of honor in the real artists' club.  While  the  first years  of  .Mr.'  Hutl's  "career"   were some what   stormy,   at  least thoy wore proportionately short  He early  found   himself nnd  flxcrl  a  rising scale of prices on his work. This  proved   an   excellent   plan,   the   only  change necessary in tire programme being a readjustment of the scale In order to frighten off the buyer with a  limited purse.   The real-financial success of. these throe men���������Christy, Fisher and Hutt���������lies  in their ability to  produce.   Except when selling stuff on  a royalty basis, the prices paid them,  while seemingly enormous, are actually not record breaking.���������Bookman.  We live fry our blood, and on  it. We thrive or starve, as our  blood is rich or poor. There is  nothing else to live on or by.  When strength is full and  spirits high we are being refreshed���������bone, muscle and  brain, in body and mind���������with  continual flow of rich blood  This is health.  When weak, in low spirits, no  cheer, no spring, when rest is  not rest and sleep is not sleep,  we are starved; our blood is  poor; there is little nutriment  in it.  Back of the blood is food,  to keep the blood rich. When  it fails, take       *��������� *  THE EMPIRE-BUILDERS  Western   Newspaper   Man   Is   Author  of Cleverly-Written Book of  Poems.  "The Empire Builders," a little volume of poems, by Robert J. C. Stead,  of  Cartwright,  Man.,    has    recently  'been  issued  from  the press  of William Briggs, Toronto.    It is but nat-  ural    perhaps,   that  we   of   the   west  should  be particularly susceptible to  the  influence   ->r  the  author  or  poet  who depicts in a genuinely realrsti-  manner that which is essentially western.    Within lecent times,   Western  Uinnrta  has   attracted   the   attention  of many writers of note, as a country  rich m literary material, but it will be  left to those who have lived the life  of the west,  ancl who have taken a'  part in  tlie making of the  countrv,  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.  '��������� Combs should not be washed with  wr'ff '-'.'V* *VH t0 sl)]it ������������- teeth.  A Milt nai brush is a good thing to  keep mi- cleaning them.-  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my   coughs   and" colds."  The Ironing  Board.  Holland window shades no longer fit  for the windows may,, be utilized in  several  ways.   First,  they  should  be  cleaned by soaking-from ten to fifteen  minutes In cold water and then boiled  in sonp and water in the boiler for five  minutes. ���������  They   can .then   be   easily  cleaned.; They may be used to cover  the Ironing board and  will   be most  durable and satisfactory.   They may  also be shaped Into aprons by cutting.  Homemade Barometer.  Those who love '.experimentation may  try the following method of making a  cheap barometer practiced in Franco:  Take eight grams of pulverized camphor, four grams of-pulverized nitrate  of potassium, two grams of pulverized  nitrate of ammonia and dissolve in sixty grams of alcohol. Put the whole in  a long, slender bottle closed at tho top  with a piece of bladder containing a  pinhole to admit the air. When rain  is coming the solid particles will tend  gradually to mount, little star crystals  forming in the liquid.': which otherwise  remains clear. If high winds aro approaching the Ihiuid will become thick,  as if ferinonti'/g. while a film of solid  particles forms on the surface. During  fair weather tho liquid will remain  "lear and the solid panicles will rest  at the bottom.  A Story About "Fighting-Bob."  Tho other day at   Lake  Mohonk a  friend of Admiral Evans asked him:  "Admiral, is there any truth that  after the battle of Santiago you called  out from the bridge of the Iowa to a  captain of another battleship, 'Those  Spaniards can't light a thing except  water?'"  Admiral Evans laughed aud replied:  "I will tell you what I really said and  what  the  incident   really   was.    One  drizzly  day  during  the  blockade   we  stood in toward the harbor,and shelled  the. shore batteries.    It wasn't as ex-  citiug   as   it' might   have   been,   for.  whether   we   hit anything  or   not,   I  know the Spaniards did not quite come  near us.   After the shelling was over  a press boat  lay alongside  my ship,  and a newspaper man asked if we had  been hit.   I shouted back: 'Thoy didn't  toucli  us.    The  Spaniards  didn't  hit  anything   except   water,    and    they  couldn't have hit 'that if there wasn't  so much of it.'"  It sets the whole body going  again���������man, woman and child  Scad this advertisement, together with name  of paper In which It appears, your address and  four cents to cover postage, and we will send  you a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World."  SCOTT & BOWNE  126 Wellington Street W. TORONTO. ONX.  SEPfEWBER AT BRAEMAft.  Some   Picturesque   Ceremonies   Taki  Place at Mar Lodge Every Autumn.  Undoubtedly   the   most   important  ot the many "gatherings" which t'lkf  place in Scotland during September it  that of the Braemar Royal Highland  Society, which  was held recently,  h-  the Princess Royal Park.   The "gathering" is under the patronage of thc  King   and   Queen,   the   Prince   and  Princess of "-Vales, the Princess Royal  and   the  Duke of Fife; and  though  Their Majesties  were not, of course,  present, the other royalties were. sTusl  as Uraemar is tho chief of the -gatherings,   so   is   Mar   Lsodgc   the   chief  ���������tf the many Scotch houses that arc  utitcd   for  their   splendid   hospitalit*.  ri-iring the autumn, though the Prin-  toss  Royal .does   not  pntertain  verj  largely.    Dinner at Mar Lodge after  a big day with the deer is always an  ��������� impressive affair.   To begin with, the  Princess   RoyaJ   always,   by   custom,  precedes"' her  guests   to  the heather  und  rowan .decorated  table.    During  dessert the   Duke   of   Pife's  pipers  march   round  and  round   the  table,  playing Highland melodies, and later in   the evening there fs  often  a  "deer-dance".   The noble quarry are  laid in a-hnap in front of the castle,  whilst gillies, keepers, and other retainers carrying torches, dance round  them to the accompaniment of weird  pipe  st.nsic.    Scotland  is  nuthing ii  -not- picturesque,   and   there  is,   per  haps, no part of the kingdom where  more quaint  customs  survive.  R. J. C.  STEAD,     '  Author   of   " Empire-Builders.  ca'lendarr1 * faV������r ������f revisil*    the  ** "Well, I don't know.   Will there be  any chance for a commission, or fat  ' jobs of any sort?"���������Washington Star.  t������ f**rad,/ Weapon   Against   Pain.-.  "J here is nothing equal to Dr. Thomas'  . "Rclectnc Oil    when well rubbed in.  It penetrates  the  tissues    and  pain  disappears  before  it.     There is    no  known, preparation   that   will   reach  the spot quicker than this magic Oil  In consequence it ranks first among  liniments now offered to the public  and is accorded first place among all  its competitors.  Maclyn Arbuckle always arouses  the loyalty of hrs young friends in  the   audience   when   he sadly mur-  n'U��������� "J11,6 *-ast-act of "The R���������������d  Up, ( Nobody loves a fat man.'  Here s a few childish wisdom pearls  Mr. Arbuckle has garnered from his  little adorers.  7P'i^r:F"d with tho juice sqeezed  out of it. . **      ...  "Snoring���������Letting off sleep."  "Apples���������The bubbles   that   apple  trees blow."  "Backbiter���������A mosquito.  MF*Er71K ihine t0 brush thc rami  off with.  ���������i -"Iccr^Yftt������r *'-������������������)������������������ went t0 sIeePin  the cold."���������Youth's Magazine  <ure Your  Dandruff  Why? Because it is annoying,  untidy. And mostly, because  it almost invariably leads to  baldness. Cure it, and save  your hair.   Get more, too, at  the same time. All easily done  with Ayer's Hair Vigor, new-  improved formula.   Stop vthis  [formation of dandruff!  Does not change the color of the hair.  roxmuU with tic* bottl. I  Mutton Tallow Uses.  Ink sUins may be removed by pouring .melted mutton tallow: over them  before putting the garments in the  wash. The tallow should be allowed to  get cold before the garment is washed.  HOUSEWIFE HINTS.  ' Mayonnaise seasoned with chill sauce  gives a variation for fish and meat  salads.  Carpets should be beaten on the  wrong side first and then more gently  on the right Never put a carpet down  on a damp floor, for this often results  In the carpet becoming ruined.  If when using lemon for flavoring  you need only half a one, put the other  .half on a phifp and cover with-a'glass  tumbler. ThhL excludes the air and  prevents It *frvom drying up or getting  moldy.  A linoleum may be freshened perceptibly If given a coat of linseed oil  and paraffin. Boll the oil and wax together aird apply while still hot with  a brush. Use only enough to cover the  surface and when finished wipe It on*  dry with n cloth  To dry lace curtains without a  stretcher wind quilting frames with  muslin. Pin each point of the curtains  evenly to the muslin. Two or three  may he put on at once, one over the  other. Dry In tho open air or Indoors  In a warm room.  Never paper a wall that Is Inclined  to be damp without first making it Impervious to moisture by applying a  varnish of one part shellac to two of  naphtha. The disagreeable odor will  soon disappear, and after papering  there will be no more trouble from  moisture stains.  To remove stains of long standing  from marble mix one gill each of soapsuds nnd ox gall and half n gill of turpentine. Then ndd as much fuller's  earth ns will iniikc a p-iste nnd rub It  on tho stains Lonvo It on a few days  nnd then wlpp.nff It rnny he npcessary  ro rerx-iit the oneri-llou.  JAPANESE  DOCTORS.  New Ways to Pay Old Debts In Far  Japan.  A Japanese doctor, it seems, never  even dreams of asking any patient, but  a poor one especially, for a fee, how  ever legitimately the money may have  been deserved, for this proverb is the  motto of all Japanese physicians:  "When   tho   twin   enemies,   poverty  and disease, invade a home, then ho  who takes aught from that home, even  though it be given him, is a robber."  "Often," says Dr. Matsumoto, "a doctor will not only give his time and his  medicine freely to the sufferer, but he  will also give him money to tide him  over bis dire:necessity.    Every physician has his own dispensary, and there  are very few chemists' shops In the empire.   When a rich man calls in a physician he does uot expect to he presented with a bill for medical services.  In  fact, no such thing as a doctor's bill  is.known in Japan, although nearly all  the other  modern' appliances are  In  vogue there.    The doctor never asks  for bis fee.   The strict honesty of the  people makes this unnecessary.   When  ho has finished with a patient a present is made to him of whatever sum  the patient or his friends may deem  to be just compensation.   The doctor  ls supposed to smile, take bis fee, bow  ���������rind thank bis patron."  .  Wolseley Is Hard Up.  Lord . Wolseley,    who    used    to    ho  known  in  England  as  "our greatest  general," Is In straitened circumstances  and has given   up his  residence,  the  Farmhouse, Glyndo, Sussex, owing to  the expiration of Ills  lease, and the  furniture aud contents of the modest  little mansion have been disposed of  by auction.  The. distinguished soldier  has received In his time several liberal  grants   from   a  grateful   country  for  services rendered to it, but it is understood that his lot has now fallen on  rather evil times, the more so as his  state of health has prevented him from  completing his "Life of Marlborough."  Still, the suit of apartments that was  granted  him  and  Lady   Wolseley at  Hampton Court palace remains at their  disposal.  Routed oy Beggars.  Miss Anna Morgan, heiress to $300,-  Wirt nrsA  Rival  Dignities.  An Englishman, fond* of boasting of  his ancestry, took n coin from his pocket and. pointing to tho head engraved  on   It,  said,   "My  great-great-grandfather  wns   made  a   lord   by   the   Icing  n-hose picture*you see on this shilling."  "What a coincidence," said his Tan-  kee companion, who at once produced  another coin.    "My great-groat-grnnd-  ��������� father/.was, made an angel by the Indian  whose  picture ycu  see on  this  cent."  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  "I've just figured out how the Venus  de Milo came to lose her arms."  "How?"  "She broke them off trying to button her shirtwaist up the back." ���������  Puck.   ..v.^-iiu,    uvii CO "*)    L*U    *pOV\7t"  000,000, says a Vicuna paper, was driven out of /Berlin, where she hoped to  study politico-social conditions, by the  beggars, high.and low, of nobility and  otherwise, who no sooner heard of the  arrival of the rich American girl than  they set siege to her dollars!   Individuals, societies, churches, charitable institutions and promoters of business  schemes wrote,  telegraphed and sent  messengers.   It all looked funny to the  young woman at first, but it became  a nuisance, from   which she escaped  by moans of her automobile, In which  she hastened to a nearby summer resort.  ^Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in  What's this lunch doing in the  safe?"  "That's an election wager," explained the junior partner. "A fellow just bet me "a dollar to a doughnut on the result."���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  to .properly reflect in prose ancl verse  the   life,   characteristics   and   aspirations of its people.    It is quite evident that Mr. Stead has caught the  inspiration from a source which could  be only gained from personal knowledge,   and  has   set  his   thoughts   to  metre in a clear-cut and pleasing manner.    Two short poems, "The Homesteader" ancl  "The Prairie"  are excellent examples of Mr. Stead's descriptive powers, and also give expression to the dominant idea and motive that permeates  every page,  the  cultivation of a proper realization of  the   possibilities   and   worth   of    our  Western  Heritage.   .To    quote    from  "The Homesteader" :���������  For here on the edge of.creation.  Lies, far as s,sie vision can fling,  A kingdom that's fit for a nation���������  A kingdom���������and I am the King!  A  stanza  in   "The  Prairie"   treats  in a similar way:  Where wide as the plan of creation  The Prairies stretch ever away,  And beckon a broad invitation  To fly to their bosom and stay;  The prairie-fire smell in'the gloaming,  The water-wet wind in the spring���������  An empire untrod for the roaming���������  Ah, this is a life for a King!  And while oirr  favored  country is  thus   delightfully   portrayed,   we   are  reminded that we  are but a unit of  the Empire, and of the position we occupy in relation to the Mother Country.  In  the  initial  poem,   "The  Empire-Builders." as  well  as.in  "Manhood's Estate,"    "Mother and Son,"  ancl  "The  Charity  Ward,"  a strong  imperialistic note is sounded, and a  plea made for the furtherance of the  unification of Greater Britain   Of our  own   responsibilities   in  this   connection what might almost be considered  as'a caustic reminder, is set forth in  "The  Charity  Ward" :���������  Is't well to boast of Empire and brag  of Britain's might,  Is't  well to sing  of her. soldiers  or  hurry  them into the  fight,  Is't well to raise your anthem for the  King upon his throne,  While ye leave the Mother Country  to bear the load alone ?  A perusal of the volume will well repay the reader's attention. The poems |  which are almost entirely of a patri-i  otic and kindred nature, are certain-}  THROW AWAY ALL  JTOUR FEARS  BACKACHE,   GRAVEL AND   RHEUMATISM       VANISH       BEFORE  DODD'S   KIDNEY   PILLS.  Proved   Once   Agam   in "the." Case "of~  Mrs.   Fred   Krieger,   Who  Suffered  From the Worst Forms of Kidney -  Disease. '  * Palmer Rapids, Ont., (Special)���������The  thousands of Canadians who live in '  daily terror of those terrible forms of '  Kidney Disease known as Backache,  (xravel and Rheumatism, will be deeply interested in tho story of Mrs. Fred  Knegcr, of this place.  J'1 t^s- for Xeflrs a Sreat sufferer'  from Kidney Disease, Gravel, Rheumatism and Backache," Mis. Kr'eger  states. VII all started through a cold  hut 1 got so my head ached, I was  nervous, my limbs were heavy, [  had a dragging sensation across mv ���������  loins, and I was totally unfit to do  anything.  "Reading about wonderful cures by   '  Dodd's   Kidney   Pills led me to\/   -  sonic.   After using a few I found they  ���������-ore doing me good ancl this encouraged me to continue their use.   Eicht  boxes made me well. b - -  "I.have been able to do my   own  work ever since and to-day [ am com-   -  Pletely cured.    Dodd's    Kidney Pills '  gave me health and 1 feel like a new  nn!i  ,you,1,kceP   yo������r   Kidneys   strong  and healthy   you   can    never   have      ���������  unckache.    Rheumatism    or    Gravel  Dodd'B K-idney Pills    never   fall    to     ���������  make the Kidneys strong and well.  (-   The Craving For Notoriety.  ''The late John  Chandler Harris"  l���������Lalt'W"til- ���������*?ler������y���������an. "used" to  iaugii at the way everybody seemed    *���������  to want a free advertisement of some ' '  wm/ir Hie e-d-tor'   U was the"sa���������  with the physician-everybody wants  from him'6 0n the health    ^uestio"    ' ���������  "I once heard him tell about an  editor who served ten days-in jail for  licking the mayor.   The warden treat- - -  ,1 wm \'������ry kmd\y> and at tl'e ton \  days end escorted him to the door" X  and shook hands with him, saying:    '   -  Well      good-bye ancl   good luck,  ������������������ ,,And .?���������*>". would you mind mv-    '  -  ing-the jail a puff?'" - *  Hard and soft corns^both yield'to   * ' ���������  Holloway's  Corn  Cure,  which  is  entirely safe  to  use,  and  certain  and **     -  "���������atisfactory m its action. '"-^  "How did  (hose two ever come to  marry- each other?"  "Well, she was the only woman" he  ever knew  that would  listen to his.    '  anecdotes over five minutes at a time  knew tl.iu cculd look at her that long  ttithout  getting  neuralgia."���������Puck.  . Tourist���������What are those bells ring-     '  ing for, my lad? s  ���������e-Sj-TiHJHs1186 Somebod>''s    Pul'to*      '  1  i'.'-y.'MC* v;  >.V.-"  lISS  ��������� '������*'#'-#������������������  "-mm  "nr  Si'S*/  i,- *..���������������������������   - ���������       ���������is-.t.u.ie. me certain-,  IJ   treated in a vigorous and original I  A Pugnacious Super.  When F. It. Benson^ tho actor, was  training two armies of "supers" for a  battle, he had some dlfllculty In persuading the weaker side to submit to  be conquered.   Even nt the first performance the vanquished force, which  Included a somewhat pugnacious Irishman, who may be called-OC, upset traditional usages by severely mauling its  victors, and tbe play must have suffered If ������the hint of one of tbe warriors  bad not been taken.  "Look a-here, Mr. Benson," he said,  "If you want us to be beaten, you  must put X. In the other army. ThafB  tho only way."���������London Standard.  Sheep Fattening Sheds.  At Aurora. 111., there awe frequently to  be seen as many as 50,000 sbeep at one  time housed in fattening shods, when-  they are put in prime, condition for the  market.   Herds numbering 70,000 are  to be encountered on the raucbes of  tbe. far west, but'at Aurora so nian.-  sheep In one hunch right In'the.midst  of a popular fanning district is a novel  sight.    The sheds nt  this point  have  accommodations   for   75.000   animals,  but there has yet been no occasion to  tax the establishment fo Its full capae  Ity.���������Baltimore American.  We believe MINARD'S LINIMENT  is the best:���������  Mathias Foley, Oil City, Ont.  Joseph; Snow, Norway, Me.  Charles Whooten, Mulgrave, N.S.  Rev. R. 0. Armstrong, Mulgrave, ���������N.S.  Pierre Landers; sr., Pokemouche, N.B.  Thomas Wasson, Sheffield, N. B.  -cw.wv������u    ussu    USi������;illHi  manner. It may be safely predicted  that "The Empire-Builders" will take  the prominent place it deserves in  the field of Canadian literature.  Newspaper .men of the west will  no doubt take an especial pride in  the distinction Mr., Stead has obtained in the publication of this volume.  Mr. Stead, as is well known, is the  editor and publisher of the Review,  Cartwright, Man., and the Courier,  Crystal City, Man.  Stanfield's  Unshrinkable  "And if there is no moonlight will  you meet me" by gaslight, Geor-  giana?"  "No, Aclolphus; I'm no gas meter."  ���������New York Telegram.  "7 bear you are quite a sportsman,"  said the shovel to tbe coal.  "Never handled a gun In my  life,"  said the coal  "Why, I'm certain J overheard some  one say that he'd seen the coal shute."  "Oh.  ple.'iso stop   poking  me!"  said  tbe fine to the poker    "You tickle."  "Our master's bouse Is beautiful upstairs," said the furnace to tbe poker.  "Tbe flues are go.ng up there all the  timo. and they told me all about It"���������  Philadelphia Ledger.  7������  f^Success   is the   ability   to   forget  .ifers  Show It to year  dootor  ���������Uk him about It,  tlltn slo w Is* sjayi   ������������������nwiiniiii-inm minfil  -Tho new Ayer's Hair Vlt or will certainly  do this work, because, first of all. Itde-  stroys the germs which are the origin*!  CnZ^fJln^n- ,HavineGiv������** 'his aid,  ��������� nature completes the cure.   The scalp is  restored to a. perfectly healthy condition.  ""Si*****.**'���������*'��������� ������<������*/���������**Oo., hoxill.Kut.���������~  What He Knew.  "Do you believe that love makes the  world go round ?" queried tho sentimental maid In thc big tourlug car.  "I don't know about that," replied  tho practical young man at tbe steering wheel, "but it Is gasoline that  makes tho wheels go round on a grade  like this."  And, realizing thnt It was a hope- I  less case, tho sentimental maid closed  j  her face and proceeded to got Interested In tbo scenery,���������Detroit Tribune.  Australia's Wild Oysters.  Oysters are sornctiuics regarded as  dangerous,  but��������� they are not  usually  considered    savage.      A    Queensland  Judge, however, has decided that they  are wild bensts.    p,efore n royal commission on the pearling industry, which  has been sitting at  Hrlabnue. a  witness stated  that eight years ago lit-  bad laid I00.00O shells In the neighbor  hood of prlduy. Island.   Tbe .liipanesr  stole tho shells, and the district courl  judge held that ns penrl shell ovsten  were wild animals there was no penal  ty. for stealln-r t)iniTi.-T;oii''nn (3lobe.  ^ London's P|aoue of'Whistle..  ������������������������������������*'--���������'S.'r'is  hm iK     nnr]y vVte*-toe morn-  bo?" w i?' l',������ ln2ffln"������','cnl "Plow-  ������r aV ?   ,0'T"y tnkos ,,ls "���������'������*���������'��������� WW*  d v oZ  ������ R������0S; nmI t,Ion* (,n*v ��������������� "ud  'lay out, there Is the whistle for the  !n,lt.;ir|eV,,,0r,trV,Cnb ^<^������  ihvavi Xby,th,,i,ty*   Am* r'om,on ���������"������������������*  always been hold up to New Vork as  a uiodel of n quiet clt* *  A NEW WRINKLE.  fits   perfectly-.     Every  garment   is  tested   on  models and  the  exact  size   determined.     All-  sizes from   22   to  inches.  ,3 winter weights.  Your dealer can easily get all  desired sizes' and weights, * if he  should not have them in stock. i41  ElCkKVSW0LI'EW^ANDS  that mako a horso Whooze:     - ***~~ ���������������������������  51*"- *"��������� 'i'UIck Wind, or  Ohoko-sloivi,,   Clln   ba      *  movodwlth ��������� -  :ti  "We will give you somo orators who |  will firo    your   imaginations,"   said  the campaign worker.  "I dunno's I want anybody's imagination fired." answered Farmer  Corntossel. "What we want is to  get some of the fellers that's holdin'  office fired, go's to give our friends a  chance."���������St. Louis Republic. j  Children! Do you wan I  a Painting Book ?  It's Free.  Ask your mother to send us  her name and address and  we'll send you one of these  splendid Painting1 Books with  the colors all ready to use.  We'll also send a quarter-  pound package of Celluloid  Starch for your mother to try  next ironing* day. K0  Never Sticks. Requires no Cooking  Tho Enuitfonl SUroh Works. LlmltsKl, llrnnlfor*. Cannsln.  haimft^���������������������������   Ferns as a Preventive In Keeping Food  Fresh.  The housekeeper who is ever on the  alert for new wrinkles In keeping food  fresh and sweet should test for herself the power of fern leaves as a preservative.  The consul general at Frankfort Is  responsible for tho statement that  I ferns keep meat, fruit, butter and fish  I In a good condition longer than grape  leaves, straw or any other packing  medium.  They are much used to bring produce to tho English markets, and the  Manxmen use them entirely to pack  fresh herring for shipping.  The high percentage of salt In the  ferns  appears  to  bo  responsible for  their preservative  qualities,  and the  strong odor of tho leaves wards off  maggots and prevents early decay.  This ls a good time for tho house-  I keeper who lives In tho country, whore  ferns aro plenty nnd whore food must  bo stored In quantities, to try this remedy for herself,  Potatoes and apples packed In ferns  are said to keep ninny months longer  than If stored In any other way. The  garden vegetables which are usually  covered with straw until needed can  have fern leaves put over thorn instead. Even fresh meat can bo wrapped In them and kept longer without  spoiling.  ���������     . :������M!*i*jmnarwi~%M  or ������ny Bunch or Sn-clllntr  No blister,   no.Jtnlr  gone, and  horso  kept ������tj  work. (3.00 por   bottlo, dsi-l  llvtjrfd. Book 3D free. _ ���������_ .  ABSOIlUim*,.<m.,fs>r -"**"������������������������������������*������������������������������' ��������� '���������fiSIJ  mankind, 11.00, dellverosl. Keducej Qoltro, Tumora,  Weni, VtirleosB Volm, Ulcers, llydro-olo, Vssrlco-  e������lo. Book fra-s Made only W  W. F. TL'J'lu, P.D.F., 137 Monrn-sil!) St., Sp-'.iof'-li*, Mtm.  MJ-IA.V, SOMM * CO., flsisilrril, CssrsssslUss Afnlt.  Alto furnlthtd bo Martin Bolt & Wynni Co* Winnipeg,  tho Natlaml Drug 4 Ch.mloal Co., Wlnnlpog and Calgar),  and Hondorcsn Brot. Co. Ltd.. Vanoouotr.  k Sweet Breath  is what all should have, and it can'  be ensured by the judicious use of  Bcccham's Pills. A sweet breath  denotes that everything is well, so  . at thc slightest indication of the digestive organs not working properly, do not forget to take  i  ���������!  m  ���������pi  i.ssiiisssiuiiii     l olcB-r n. p lijr,aiul all  buslnfii anbjfctf thoroinilify tanglit     WrlU  for jpnrllciilan.    (!������ijii*itfsi������. /..-      '���������"-  ���������������������������..���������.. BusiiccM morouitlily tAnglit.    Writ*  for jpnrllsiMlari,    OnUilojiifi teen,     Addri'M  WtNNII'KO  nUSINKMS   COI.M'OK,  oor.I'orUtgoATcund fortst, WINMl'Ka.  Q,  W.  DONALD,  Manager  And  Principal    for  Fourteen    Year*  W.   N.   (J.   No.  714. ,/  ;\  THE     LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  j'V  10  Co  **r>-  i iiinionds make  lusting; Christinas gifts,  have a very large assortment to select from.  Good Quality,  $10   to   $250,  We  t^O  ac  cording' Lo size.  Tie Pins, 910 to si 130.  Brooches, $ir> to $l'r*0.  a laro'o line of  Also  oi'dei'.  Phone. G8.  loose stones, mounted  to <<*  S*  ^.V,       Jfcsjsss,        4     IV 7  lack, the Jeweler |  PHOENIX, ft C.  no  nSi^^(i^S&^������^&������&^f^$^^'^^������&������9������0������&&������&6e^������Q^&������3������������@^^^^  New and Second  Hand Store  Pocket  Carving'  Ware,  K.nivi'.'-*,  Knives  Scissors  Table   Knives-,  in Sets, Plated  and    Shears.  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, 11 C , ancl the price is $i a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Mritain To the United Slates and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  f:\50 a year. Address all (letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, H, C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREKNWOOI)  n.   C,  DEC. 21, 1908.  In  Meat Choppers, Carpet Sweepers, Sewing  Machines, (-inns and g  cs  Rifles, or any other article you  can imagine, think or dream of.  |  1        A.   L������   WUITir    '***-  rsssHSsa^:  ^^SSSSSBSSmSSSSS^SmWf^:ESSBaSEaSSS3BaSSSS^t  L  Greenwood. The most durable and stylish cutters, sleighs aud  carriages iu the .Boundary. Turnouts furnished with or without  drivers. Prompt service day or night. ' Draying to any part of  the city or country.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  onee more like  to  commune with  your collateral.  ���������  LOCAL OPTION.  f������  UGKLES5  ?  ^^^^s^<^es^^ssss^ta^sisst3smi^sss^^isi^ss^iws^mi  o ���������;v'''"v'*'"'^^.'%-'**v'"^  IiST THE WINDSOR HOTEL.           Everything is of the best at this cafe, as we Lead while others'  Follow. It makes no difference what you order���������steaks, chops,  eggs, bacon, ham, cutlets, chicken, etc., we have the high grade  goods. No shut-down, and no key to tlie door. Just the place  to eat at any hour of the day or night. "Drop in and introduce  the inner man to our gastronomical delicacies.  Bo$ara Itloore, Proprietor.  0-*-Vt"*-*"'*"V."*-..-,'*'t/>"k^  Q^@^&9e������&S������&^S���������������&^^999S&a&&9QQ������������Q@SS!(i)e<3@&'a^Q&&������tiS  i  g  ������  o  ������  8  CS  &  %  ""���������  n  Peter Dawson's 20-year old Liquor. -  Johnnie Walker's 12-year-old Kilmarnock.  Jas. Plennessy's Three Star Brand v.  J. W. Bnrraester's "Royal'''Port  Gonzalez  Dyass y Ca. "Uhristina" Sherry.  Andrew "Usher's Grand Old Highland Whiskey.  Burfi-andies, Clarets, etc.  GREENWOOD LiQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.    |  eer, Porter, Soda Water  Are our three Specialties.   Our new Brew  I House   is   thc   largest   in   the   Boundary.  f'Phoenix = Brewing ������ Co.  $ (Limited.)  *] Thc Pride of Western Canada. Phone 1.--5S,Greenwood  ���������isaa5i*fs*s^*^*s^^  Local option promises to be a  lively question in the legislature at  Victoria this winter. The. movement lias been growing in tihe  province during tho past two years  and there will no doubt be something doing in a short time. Local  option can never be anything but  a partial success until the tastes  of tlie people are changed by education and right modes of living.  The ntopping of the making and  importation of alcoholic beverages  would do away with the nececity  of any further legislation upon the  matter, but this ineve would be so  radical that it would stun the  country. While there is a profit  in the business it will be found  difficult to eradicate the evils at  tached to it. In the meantime  those who drink should do it  slowly. --The cause of nearly all  drunkenness is fast drinking and  the treating system. Eradicate  those two things and the evils of  drink will be reduced to a minimum and look like a knifeblade  seam in a mountain of granite.  Another most effectual way of  doing away with the liquor business,is to give us fie.e whiskey.  Let it be as cheap aud easy to obtain as water and in one year nobody would drink it, and we would  get rid of all the hopeless inebriates  atone fell swoop. ("Jive us free  whiskey and the deed is done, for  the more you hedge anything with  all kinds of fences the more eager  does perverse human nature incline to jump over all obstructions  and take .a ..chance at something  that is contrabrand. Local option  seeks to trim the branches without  cutting the root.  Tt take*-* an old prospector for a  hard trail.  Tin* Li'ix.E wishes all the world  a Merry Christmas.  Do not try to eat all your plum  pudding at one meal.  If Old Sol over forgets to turn  north at" this time of the year i1  will be a sad thing for the luiinai  race, and completely obliterate tin  price of real estate.  Tin-, government has sent us 1  circular asking our advice on how  to increase the export trade 0  Canada. "We would suggest the 11 d  vertising extensively in foreign  countries of our goods and following it up by sending nervy drum  mers all over the world.  Not long ago the Kaiser of Ge-  many swore off drinking, usii-g  at banquels nothing but mock  champagne. Now the report enm---*  (hat he is crazy and spends bonis  in bed praying and reading bool s  on religion. Thus we see tli**fc  emperors have their troubles ar-l  do not aiways rest easy. Tlieiic-  tions of the kaiser in the. p������ t  have, denoted incipient dement: \  and his friends iu tbis country in ���������_���������  not surprised at his present condition.  For Christmas and New Yem-  holidays the, Canadian Paci lie-rail-  a 11 nounoes a rale of fare and one-  third for the round trip. Ticket-!  on snle for Christmas December '_':,  22, 23, 2-1, nnd 2/> ; for New Yen-.  December 28, 21), 30 and. 31 ai.d  January 1, final return limit on  all tickers January 5, 1901).  Tn Nelson the street cars v. iii  commence tn run again n<\t  month. "The city will give t'.ie  company free power.  WHEN YOU THINK OF  .NTS  ���������jSrThink of Real  Rose Hatpins,  Hand-painted  China,  Out  Glass, Silver Tea' Sets, Silver Fruit  Baskets, Cake _    ���������  Baskets. Bread-Trays, Butter Dishes, Watches,,  Watch Chains, Watch Fobs, Clocks, Iiingtf,  Cull Buttons, Brooches,' Diamonds, etc.   ,  ..  A, LuuHii a uu  WATCHMAKERS  JEWELERS  ETC. ETC.  Pictures  from  New Art Store.  10  ccs. up at tl.e  The lawyers seem to be deserving Nelson, even if the new cot-ir  house is one of the finest in '*.c  province. \Y. A. Macdouald is  going to Vancouver to entering  partnership with Goo. H. Cowcn,  M. P.  SiiVXKKS   seldom    reform  their nerves hold out.  while  11k who would reform the world  must first reform himself.  Tui'Uh* is wonderful activity just  now in the good resolution market.  Tin-: boy is out of luck who has  a hole in his stocking this evening*  /  Even in Cranbrook no bananas  have been picked during the past  few weeks.  ��������� livKiiv hobo should change his  shirt next week and start the  world afresh.  Bi'ii.n up your town by buying  your goods at home and speaking  well of vour neighbor.  Is the best furnished hotel intheUoundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms.' The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  -  at any hour, clay or night.  McClung &  Goodevey   Propr's.  The Arlington  Copper St., Greenwood  None but tho best brands of  Liquors" and Cigars. Morning  brfiwi'S and evening high-balls  always within easy reach of the  barkeop.    Nicely furnished rooms.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  TO   UKI'lNQ-tMCNT  UO-OH'JVISIIH  To.f. I'. sMyersGrayl'inil to tho Kntttto of tlm  Into ./iitl/,(i I.cnniy, or tsj wliom.ioovor khoy  rimy imve tnin.ilVrred lliolr liitortmlu In tfx:  lii-riiiy Knu'tlon Mineral Claim. sHuul-ii! In  Demi wood citrnp, drcniiwoofl   Mliilns,- Division of Yale District, II, 0,  Von are hoi'idty notified Mint I Iwvo exjietjilsid  * I'i;) upon tlio itliovo mineral clitlin, ami chat If,  within IKidays frs-rn tho ilnto of this notice, you  full or refund 10 uiinlrihiiiu your proportion of  Ihn aliovtt 1110111 Ion oil   Mim,it'i';el)ior with tho  costs of mlwirt'ttlmr your interests* In tlm said  I'lalm will liocsimu tho property of tlio undor-  Hltfiiod under Suction   1 of tho Minora!  Act  Amondinont Act, 11*0.  Novomhor fi, KXin, JOHN LU0V,  BitKiirr days are ahead of Greenwood, and the sun will soon -be  "���������billing on both sides of the street.  Tin-: lawyers seem to be fleeing  from Nelson. Mining litigation  must have died out in   Kootenay.  Jx Suminerland the people are  praying for their daily miiil They  already have bread and preserved  peaches.  Mii.i.ioxaikes sekfoni laugh, but  this is uot a sure guide, for you  oftsn meet a hobo who never smiles  unless somebody else has the price.  Never quit tooting,your horn  while yon are in business. Keep  yourjacl.always in the papers so that  the people will talk about you aud  not think you are dead.  It is the custom in Canada to  feed condemned murderers upon  the morning that they are hanged.  This looks like a strange piece of  extravagauce that could be easily  avoided.  Theub are a large number of  bank notes in this country that  should be called in and washed.  Send some of them to this oflice for  subscriptions and we will attend to  the washing.  Ai-vi'iisiTY helps to build up the  people or a community. Without  opposition wo suffer from, ennui  and finally lapse into a condition  in which wo can hardly sit up and  reach for the hot cakes.  The Kootenay Cigar Co.���������of Nelson have iii the Royal Seal a cij..!.i*  that is known and smoked betwi-i n  the wheat country and tbe bi 10  Pacific.  V. W. Russell and A. W. I"r������-  ser have bought tbe Granby hotel  in Grand Forks from John Teiis;!e  for ������12,000. Temple will move ro  Victoria and go into the su'-ie,  business in that city.  All goods marked iu plain figur.is  at Coles' Book Store���������a square de il  to all.         Grand Forks has  best, dramatic talent  iuee.  some of ihe  i 11  the Pi > v-  Splendid  assortment of  Ladi ->'  Hand Bags at Cole's Book Store.  -Tliegreat*!i* comprehend the I*-:*;  but the; less cannot comprehend lie  greater.  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Joe Fox has sold the Wind-or  hot-] in Nanaimo to some Calgtiy  men.  The largest, variety of Fancy.  Hand-painted China in Greenwood,  reasonable prices, at Cole's.  Captain Tatlow will return fo  Victoria from  England this we. k.  Portrait enlargements done 'it  the New A rt Store, from 81 to f ���������_���������*).  Tho   smelter   at  again in operation.  Ladysmith   is  Toilet sets in Ebony and Sterling.  Silver mounts frouuS2.50 to $2'1 at  Coles' Book Store.  John "W, Smith has struck n  strong lead of what he, thinks is  gold ore on the shore, of Mara hike,  about eight miles from Sicamous.  A company is being formed to  work the property.  The Granby is not in the copper  combine n.'ceni.ly formed in New  York.  TheG. P. tt. bus agreed lo make  reductions in fresghts to Kootenay  points.  There is a revival .in the Klondike and more mines than usual  are working around Dawson.  Next year thc O. P. K. will  build barges for the fruit traffic  upon Okiinagan and Kootenay  lakes.  Spelter k now being made in'  Nelson by the electrical process.  In Oroville the mayor has closed  down gambling.  Between the woman who can  keep a secrec and the woman who  can keep a cook, gimme the cook  keeper.  Character is the result of two  things, mental attitude and the  way we spend our time.  Do not fear being misunderstood  and never waste a moment thinking about-your enemies.  Most of the great men in America have warmed their bare feet-  frosty mornings on the spot where  the cow had lain down.  AVe aro heirs of the past, both  its good and its ill.  Nature punishes most sins, but  blasphemv, sacrilege and heresy  are things that nature does not  provide any punishment for;  therefore man has to look after  these things himself.  All fall openings' are not for  women. There, aro coal-holes, for  instance.  If there is any other way to  teach virtue than to practice it, 1  do not know it.  Job Priruiiitr at The Ledge.  The Columbia cigar is a large  aud free-smoking cigar. Tt is sold  in all mountain towns aud made in  Nelson.  The.   Victoria  years old.  Colouist   is  li 'ty  "Waterman's Ideal Fountains P"n  at Eastern prices, $2.50 to $.0,-  inake an ideal Xmas gift. At  Coles' Book store.  It is said that 100 men will be  employed at the Iron Mask mine  near Kamloops next summer.  Souvenir spoons and buckle pins  can be had at Coles' Book Store.  Five new pianos were received  at Ladysmith in one day, an an pie  proof of prosperity.  The Ledge will send a coj y of  Float to any address for 25  ctn.s.  Thi'buii stopped going south on  Monday and in now on its way  north to gladden tho heart of man.  To Our  Customers  The partnership of White Bios.,  Druggists and Opticians is Its be  dissolved in January, when Mr.  It. C. G. White will retire'from  the business.  In order to materially reduce  our stock before that time we (.ITor  you on cash sales a discount of 25  per cent, ou the following lines of  superior goods:  Leather Goods, Fancy Goods,  Rubber Goods, Trusses; Bnuhes,  from Brush-Sets to Children's  Tooth Sets.  Perfumes���������Roger and Gullet,  Pivert, Da fort, Crown Perfumery,  Seely's and. Colgate's.  Toilet Articles-Atomizers, M mi-  cure Sets and Instruments, En/. >rs  and Strops, Mirrors, Spong-a,  Combs, and soaps in grcivtjvari.-ty.  Snow-drift Cold Cream 15 cents,  two for 25 cents.  '      Yours Very Truly,  "WHITE BROS.  - A company _has been formed to  operate tlie creamery  at "Oroville.  Epson salt and Soda are to' be  shipped east from, the ��������� deposits  near Oroville.    '     " *  ',. Nelson is prosperous, as there is  not a store for, rent near tho center of the city. Should build some  more. " -  Next week the Kootenay Liberal  will change its name to tho Kootenay and Board of Trade Journal.  A. W. Dyer should make a great  success of this paper if the name  does not strangle the newsboys.  Thomas' Taylor, ,M. P. "'.P. for  Revelstoke, has been , appointed  minister of works, the new cabinet  position created at the "last session  of the' B, C. legislature.  Jon'MuJ'tin is leaving Vancouver  to take.up his residence in England. Perhaps he wants to get  where they will not call him fighting Joe.       ��������� '    ������������������   '-  On Lynn creek, about ten miles  from Vancouver, three shifts are  working -m the copper properties  of Dr. Swayne, and it is expected  that ore shipments will commence  in June. The ore is self-fluxing  and runs 0 per cent in coppes besides its gold values.  Fred Hurry, formerly of Nelson,  was married in Spokane last week.  ���������GenerarMerchants, Midway, B. C.  Hay "and Grain" always  on hand. ���������''Sleigh's' and  Wagons and'Implements  of. all. kinds'carried -in  stock". ' The very ��������� best'  at right' prices.  goods  ' .-' .nelson, b.c.,  ������������������  '���������   . ,   '  " whou3sade ,' '"���������  ��������� .  drapers' in      ,.    .  Produce   -and*' Provisions  Frank Fletcher.-  Piiovincia-i. Land Suhveyo'k,  ��������� , .       -...-.'     - . -Nelson, B. (\  When you want a monument or  headstone.-wiite to the Kootenay  Marble Work-*-, Nelson, B. C.       *  THEr-*^  Mainland  ���������  . . . Cigar  Is smoked in every camp, town,  city and hamlet irr British Columbia. . It is made, in .Vancouver by  Wm. Tietjeu and sold on���������the  road by  Nat Darling;.  Tobaccos, Pipes, and air other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  M  *j  *(!*l  ���������1*11  ���������I'I  i  MERCHANT TAILOR.  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed  -and  Repaired.    Agent for  Blaine Bros*  Ordered Clothing.  ':X'i  ASSAYIN  Gssltl, Silver unsl Coppus'. Each n'Rc-.-  ;������, G. WKST, r������30 Illcst-ii'tls St.  -   VANCOUVEK, B,0.  PioheeP  Hotel...  G-peenuuoacf, B. C-.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the same management. Rooms-  comfortable, me.".lB equal'to any in the  city, and the bar sppplies only the best,  Corner of Greenwood and Government  streets.  J. W. JSlelsoft M  ���������jtSrOentlemen, Do you like your  clothes to Fit You ? Suits and  Overcoats Sly to S50, Tailor made,  to fit you. Union Label. Absolute and unconditional satisfaction  guaranteed. It costs nothing to try  WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE., GRAND FORKS  Is the home for all tourists-  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British | Columbia.  HENHY   STEGE.   PROPH.  II  I  . SISTERS..  n  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class    meals    and   rooms.  Railroad men, miners  and  others  will find  a  pleasant  home at this  hotel. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  0  The most unique and  brilliant Musical onganiaation  in the World.   ;'  Five Unexcelled Soloists,  Vocal Instrumental Solos,  Uuets, Trios and Quartettes,  also Standard Classic and  Descriptive Overtures,  Brilliant Dramatic  Iivntertainment.  Refined Musical Cqmedys,  Special ela borate ScemcjJand  Electrical Equipment.  ..     beats $1.00 and 75c.  Seats now selling at Logans'  j  H. BmiTING _ j  !GONTRAGTOR 1  I ESTIMATES 1  I GIVEN. I  | Dealer in all kinds of Rough ������  | and  Dressed Lumber,  Win- |  i dows, Doors, Shiiigles, Brick,  I  j Cement, etc. I  ������i - ���������    ' ' '-���������'''     s3  | Shop Phone, 65. |  Lumber Yard Phone, 26 1  NELSON, B. C.  Now Uuder Old and Original'  Management.  E. E. PHAIR   -   -   MANAGER  OKO. P,  WKI.LS,  Propriotur.  nelson, B. 0. v  15. TOBIKINS.I  Malinger.  - First-class ia everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. - Finest lavatories in B. O. First-class  bar'and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  KASLO HOTEL  KASLG B. O.  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  MINKKAIs ACT  Certificate of Improvements  ��������� ..." NonoE  ''I'niiilro',-"Mlnornl   01iilm,l "situate   In   tlio  Orcunwooil MIiiIhk Division of Yule District.   Wliorc located' At Cninp MuKIimey.  TAKK NOTICB tli'nt Snnmol T. Liu-Hen, Friii)  Winer's Oertlllciito No. HIlliM, mid   Alex li,  Mm-Iiilyrc, Ofllvlnl Administrator of tlio estate  and   oll'cc.ls  of    Kdwurd    .Innies.    decensod.  Ki'oe   Minor's*    Cflrfclfleato   No.   B USIM, in-  liind, sixty (lays from dutu hereof, to nriply to tlio  Mlnfnif lfeeorder for'a Cortlllcato of Improvo  meiils, for tliu iihniobo of oI)tftlnln({ n, Crown  Orant of Ill's above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under  section  37. must   bu commenced  boforo  tlio  Iitfliiiuieoorsucli Ctirtlllcatoof [riiiirovamontn  Dated tills lllth day of October, A. D, 11KIH,  H. T, liAHHKN,  ALEX. D. AUOINTYnr*,  Olllolal Administrator  R Regular monthly meetinga of  iffyf Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. F..  /S/* 8c A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially inyited to attend.  JAS, S. ItlKNIK, Secrotiiry,  ���������������������������*-������������������������������������������^���������������������������. _ t  WI"!     T&/T   Greenwood Miners"  ���������'  F.    1YL* Union, No.'22,  W.  0 ���������*���������: V*-* F. M., meets every  Saturday ovoning In Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:80.  Also in hall .at  Mother Lode mino  Friday'evenings at 7.80.  GEO. HEATIIERTON, ScUretary.  CDe Pacific Rotel...  . Is under the management of Greig  &_Morrison. The Rooms are Comfortably furnished, and the bur con^  tains tho best brands of wines,  liquors and cigars.  Cbe Pacific tfafe...  Is tho best-appointed Itostaurant in  the interior of - British Columbia.  The best cooks and most attentive  waiters only employed, Open all the  time.  MltS. .GIlEUI. PaOl'ilIKTltI-88.  The Hotel Slocan    v  Three Forks, B. C, Is the leading 1  hotel of the city.   Mountain trout  and   game dinners   a   specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Kiven, Prop

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