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 ahSSrui  **  /���������'  '   ft  **i  /' '     '*. ���������> *" i      /^ " -^     ,   ' j    ,      '     {"v- J*ATu'-"������'"i..,.^ ^^'^-^^y^^j*/  j j r -I.   * *������ -*.     i^r-^������.  ' * ft      i , ������������������ Jji.      *    * Vhl  .Vol.* XV  ���������-���������   - '"W  ���������;-,'������'-,���������.  ..-.^' <<..  >  i      /  GREENWOOD, H. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER-^M 90S. ���������  .  \ ��������� v  ' We are ovcrstocked,in sovoral lines ,nwl to reduce our stock we ai e  selling at; greatly reduced prices, commone'rig- December' 10th-and  continuino until Christmas, FOI?'CASH ONLY:        ���������       ���������   ���������    -  ~ " S10 eults for..*....'. $ T50  . ������������������     -HATS', >_.  .    '  )*s.i 50 hats, Stetson, for.'' S4 50  8*1.00 hats, Stetson, for. .;...., 3 50  Sfi.00 hats for '. '....' 2 33  $2.00 hats for  1 M)  SUfTS.  S20 00 suits for....'...-.-.....;' $15 00  $18.00 suits for.:.'.. ,-.\ .. :.:.* J3' 50  $16'00 suits for ' -12 00  $15 00 suites for. *: '.. 11 '25  812.50 suits for .,t..'... * 9,00  " A full lino of Fancy -Dress'Shirts reduced trom 82.00 and f 1.50 to ������1.50  rind $1.00.'     *" , 1'       ' ' , ' - -'���������'' . ,  A'spivinl lino of heavy underwear, Regular p>.CO, now $2 25-   Suits  all sizes from 3d to 40. ���������  '   2fit;PER CENT. 'Dl'SCQUNT'  Miners' nailed sh.it-s, $} and $~> 50 lines for Jl; $1 for $1.  Wo have the lamest stock of Crockery in the Boundary District, and  will give ynu a cliancf to tret it cheap. ���������' ^  All our 97-piecu Diurier Sets, re������'iilar 518 00, now'J13.50. A nice blue  dc-if-fn, liold n.-u-od pattern, 106 pieces, rni-ular $10 00, now JI "i 00. A  new line ,w|*''o, gold tiaeed pattern, 100,pieces, rogular J20, now jjilo.  A line of China which we will soil at bia reduction.   Also a beautiful  lino (f Ciirvora for Christinas Turkey  - '   " All Goods Marked-in Plain Figures.  Kussell-Law-Caulflell. Co.,  .   Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  '*'/      EIIOLT, B..C.      -     -  ,.The leading hotel of the city and  headquarters for those ��������� engaged in  mining, railroading or commercial  pursuits.    " ' ,    ���������  <-f     O' -        i  W. *S.   TORNEY,   PROPRIETOR.  0. S. BAKER     o  Provincial As������ayer and Ore  ,���������,  ���������        Shippers' Agent,    Coiies-  I'ondence solicited. Samples  recefvo prompt attention.  *\ o. hox is*:i. (niuRNWooi), n. o.  There  is skating  creek this week.      '  on   lioundar-  I*  is   in  ��������� ������������������  and -Syringes  We arc showing a' line of thet.e goods at prices f;ir  helow usual : 2 quart Hot \VatPr Bottles, 75 cents : 2  quart Fountain Syringes," SI.00 ; 2, 3, and i Quart Com-  hination not Water Bottles and Fountain Syringes, $1.25,  SI.50, and $1.75. All the above are fitted with Rapid  Flow tubing aud Hard Rubber Nozzles, or we can supply  'you with glass nozzles.  Each Bottle Guaranteed to Stand 25 lbs. Pressure  THOMAS DRUG AND'MUSIOSTORE  Next door to Po&tofiice.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3.' & CSKiiii ������ go., mison  The Kootenay Saloon t -  .Sandon, B. C, has a liue or uene  bracers unsurpassed 'in ai-y tuouo- j  tain" town ol  the Great West.   A  glass .of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti. ,  Martin  Bun ell, ,'M.  [Camloops today.      ,  Judge Williams is'paying a visit,  to the coast cities.  Win. Davidson of Sandon was  in the city Tuesday..,  James Goodyear of Bridesville is  on a visit to Montreal.  as.** Moss O. P. R. engineer,  was in the city this week.  fjf"-lir> Cratifurd has hf-en up-  pointed city engineer in Nelson.  Clnis. Melville of Midway was a  caller at The Ledge oflice Saturday.  -- Archdeacon Bear of Kaslo was  in the city a couple, of clays last  week.  , Jsis. G. McMyun -of Myncaster  wis a caller at The Ledge oilie'e  this week.  La.  PHOENIX,   B.   C..  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Goo'd meals and pleasant  rooms." Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  V.  CHISHOLM, PiwpjMEToit.  ll'MiMffiffiffi'^^ '_  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Commencing Saturday Dec. oth, wo will-place on s-ale our  entire stock of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods at a discount of  25  PER  OEi^T.  One quarter oft' everything in the .store. Nothing reserved.  This is a chance to purchase your holiday goods at a big saving.  Buy early, while the assortment and sizes are complete,  BARCLAY   &   CO.  Dry Goods. Boots and Shoes. Millineiy.  GREENWOOD  Dealer in  Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.  Heavy Teaming andDraying  Phone 85.  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  ^ESBSBSmaSSSSSSSSL  R.A.BROWN  FERRY, WASH.  GeueralMerchant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Jioots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc.  Oats and Northwest Seed  Winter  Wheat.  ^���������u.- i������,-i ���������*|,>n'������HMHniia>'sa>i(iBas*MsncMl]ii -#  T$E]WQTiT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the    -  the American and European  plan.   Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  f*e safe.,  Medoi-Je   &   Tircgillas  CANADIAN  Hlako  Wilson,   B.! 0.  fi-r P. Bunib & Co.. was in the city  tin's Nf-ek.  Jack McKellar of Eholt spent a  few hours in the copper metiopolis  fiis week.  Tho inouey has been found for  the building of the big tunnel at  Greenwood.  Bill'Bailey came in from Ihe  Mother J .ode on Sunday to visit  his city friends.  James D. Sword has gone to  Ooldfii'kl, Nevada, 'where he will  s-peud the winter.     ." "  A Robinson has forty men getting out, ties upon the North Fork  of the Kettle river.  Come to the Methodist Bazaar  Friday, December 11th, in the old  Miners' Union hall.  P. F. Roussa went to New York  last week to attend a meeting of  the Dominion Copper Co.  Dick Radcliffe was *a visitor in  the city this week. H> is now a  resident of Marcus, Wfsh.  D. L. Mclntominey has sold his  Honor Judge'Brown on Tuesday.  The conviction was sustained with  costs.  Fred Sadler, timekeeper 'at the  smelter, received ' a letter some  time ago,- purporting to bo from  the "Black Hand," and demanding $25 or his 'remains would be  scattered over Yale-Cariboo.' Tie  still lnis the" $25, and his remains  are as nature arranged them.  Cory S. Ryder of "Vancouver was  in t'if>ci>y this week. Mr. Ryder  will be remembered as provincial  secretary in Joe ^Martin's cabinet  some years ngo, while Joe was  feeling the pulse of the electors.  After tho election Cory retired to  private life and has not since broke  into the charmed cabinet circle.  Saturday morning afc 11:30 an  alarm was sent in from the ICoote-  hofnl corner. Hie lire being in tlie  old Cioplcy livery barn. The brigade wpre quickly on the ground  and had tho fhmos under control  in a few minuto, t,he loss being  slight. Thp building is owner! by  C.Scott Galloway and occupied by  Jeromo McDonell.  No. 21 :  Western Float  Mr. Martin, of Medicine Hat,  who recently bought thirteen acres  of land at New Dunver, is cleaning  -I portion of it and erecting a summer residence. In the years to  come his example will be 'followed  by many others.  The Grand. Forks Gazette says  that the average price paid for turkeys in Danville wab 812. Must  have been a shooting tournament  in Danville which disclosed the  fact that the Grand Pocks sporls  shoot better with a pocketbook  than a gnu.  Over six thousand tons of zinc  ore have been shipped from White-  waler this year.  Bob Stevenson has left Princeton for his wiuter residence in  Sstrdis.  The best wheat received in Winnipeg this fall was'grown ac Glei-  chen in Alberta.  business'and" properiyv-in Phoenix  to Gns and John Anderson.  The thermometer dropped to 4  below zero Tuesday morning, and  the wood and coal men are happy.  Jerome McDonell wishes to  thank the fire brigade aud others  who assisted at the fire Saturday  last.  J. W. Spalding has bought a  ga������oliue launeh for the use of  guests who visit his summer resort  on Christina lake.  The Anglican church bazaar last  week was a success financially and  otherwise. The receipts were  about $260.  The private residence announced  to be built in the New York town-  site some weeks ago will- not be  erected.    Cause���������claim   relocated.  The water supply dropped down  to a trickle Monday night. The  cause was obstructions in the outlet of the reservoir on Lind creek.  The mippoured creditors of  the  Dominion ..Copper  Co.   claim  that  there is $50,000 or 800,000  worth  or property belonging to  the  com-  uuu   Iine  pauy  thai, is not covered  by the  smelter  Mortgage of the National Trust Co.  When the uiattpr is settlod by the  court in Vancouver the mortgagees  will offer the property for sale and  close up the matter in a short time.  W. J. Snodgrass was in the city  last week. He is now, a resident  of Oregon.. He went from here to  Okanogan Falls where he has considerable property. Years ago he  owned the stage line running between Grand Forks and Penticton  and was a candidate in the Liberal  interests for the legislature against  Price FJlison in 1S91 for Okana-  gan district.  Tho Ladies of the Maccabees  held their first At Home iu Eagles'  hall Tuesday evening. There were  a large number present. An excellent musical program me was  rendered, and refreshments served.  The prize winners in the progressive whist were, ladies, 1st Mrs. S.  Oliver; booby, Mrs. Wm. Rowe.  Gentlemen, 1st Fred Hopkins ���������  booby, JoVAllen.'    "v '----..  Thft*pa*i roll at Michel last month  was S97,800.    *  The Snowy .Top mine near Creston   has shipped  some  ore to the  In Phoenix D. J. Matlieson has  the agency for nearly all the best  life, fire and accident insurance  companies. He also insures plate  glass, and if you are looking for  insurance * drop him a line with  particulars of what you want.  Midway K. of P.  ������������������ At their last   regular   meeting  Midway lodge, No. 35, Knights of  Pythias, elected the following officers for the ensuing term :  H. Eldridge, C. C.  C. Bubar, V. C.  S. Crowell, P.  E. Ollendorf, M. of W.  S. G. Stooke, K. R. S.  D. S .Tamblyn, M. F.  F. Stevenson, M. E.  P. Heilscher, M. A.  C. Melville, I. G.  A. Logan, O..G.  Bert Northey has removed from  Slocan to Creston. He will be a  pi eminent member of the new brass  band in thas city.  Business is good in Creston, for  we notice by the local paper that  George Munro has bought a cosv.  Owing to increasing business the  Hoffman house in Rossland is being enlarged,  Frank Provost feels certain that  if he had received ������25,000 there  would have been a Liberal victory  around Slocan City.  Sandon still has five bars and |  three public eating places There  are no idle men in the camp, and  Bob Cunning is opting a general  store. Jake Kelsen already runs  a departmental store.  Al. Barton has returned to Seattle after spending a merry time  with'his relatives in   New Eenver.  ,. M. Zattopi, whjttj-eceii|lvJboiight  the Mol'y Hughes near-' New "'Den-'  ver, is pushing development upon  the property and will erect a residence near the 'mine.. It is reported that he paid S13,000 for the  mine.  After the Fernie fire Tom Wlfa-,  'fm   was-the first to,get his hotel  ipened,   Tn 24 days 'he" tookjn a  fraction.less than 811,000.     <���������   ���������'-.,,  8. S. Tayjor will leave 'Nelson  and establish a law office in-Van-*  couver. * .  Business is'good in* Trail. ' The ���������  editor of the local" paper was  married this week.    '    r    *  ^ Austin Ware of Kaslo cut his  throat la������t week while Buffering  1 from softeaing of the brain. He  will recover, but was taken tocthe  asylum at New Westminster on  Tuesday by Constable Black of'  New Denver.  Gus Kuster of Kaslo died last  week while on a visit to Lardo.  He had been in poor health for  some time. /  / L-1-.t week SSo was bid for shares  in the Consolidated Mining and  Smelting company of Trail. The  rise in copper is the c.iuse of the  advance.  At the Molly Gibson mine in the  Burnt Basin 1.000 sacks of ore  will be rawhided to the railroad  when the snow is in condition.'    "���������'  In Rossland the diamond drill is  perforating the California from the  300-foot level.  ''   i .n'i  '    i'i  in  More street lamps of the newest  fcypr*- are being put in at Revel-  stoke.  The legislature will meet in Victoria upon January 21. '  " Mrs:   Thomas   Harvey  didd  Revelstokc last week, aged b'S.  A fire department has been "organized in Prince Rupert.  Charles Miers, the well-known  horse tamer, shot himself in 'Frisco  the 'day after his mother died.  Both were buried in the same  grave.  J. E; Williams has,sold his  cigar factory in London, Ontario,  and m.iy start one  in   Vancouver.  The hotel at Aspen Grove has  been reopened and will have more  rooms added.  -"���������* ,;"  'i  John Collett has started a chicken  ranch near Merritt.   -  A land boom is exoected arouud  Reveistoke.  C. E.Leathly'will start a paper'  in Kelowna to be called the Orchard  City Record.  The   sawmill   at Paulsen  went  into action a few days ago.  Dr.  Ord,   a  veterinary  surgeon  -���������,. /-  ���������-  <"  j i-������-.-.  A  project is ou   foot  to  runai    ���������  ^'������,   a   vcucnuary  surged  deep tunnel into the Payne moun-  from Derbyshire, England.is travel  ���������"*���������'''  "** -  ���������*������������������-   "  " ling through the Boundary in search  of a location.  tain, commencing near the C. P.  R. track about two miles below  Sandon. -  Allan Purvis is thrfnew superintendent of the C. P.'R. at Nelson.  The citizens of Armstrong are  expending S1.000 in advertising  their town.  This year 810,000 Ins been expended upon improvements at the  Hotel Strathcona in Nelson.  A four-stamp mill is in operation at the Nuggett miue, near  Salmo.  PHOENIX, 13. (J.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haveu for tho weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the' entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes tho 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  aaai-.^''^^^  .:.-.'���������'��������� "ANNUAL'"; '���������;  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  n'M������<l>������0������eO(sKK('{������O0<B-sM������i^^  Low Rouud Triy Rates to  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 81,  inclusive,   and  good  to  return  within three months.  Tickets .issued in connection with  Atlantic Steamship Business will  be on solo from Nov. 21, nnd  limited to live months from dato  .���������:������������������; v:;.������������������.-���������������������������-'    pf issue.'  Finest KqiiliMiKint.   Stiiiiiliuil flrnt  clriSH   Slfli'iiliiK   nnd  Tourist  Ciuh  lon.nll Through TruliiM.  2 ^Through   Express Trains  DAILY. s-  Nat Darling was in town Tuesday selling his famous line of  cigars. He reports business improving in nearly all the towns of  the interior.  There will be a dance at the  residence of George Rush in Bridesville Friday evening for the benefit  of the building fund of the new  school house.  John H. Wray died in Phoenix  Saturday last of meningitis. He  was injured in the Granby about a  week ago. This is supposed to  have been the indirect cause of his  death.  At the Turkish Bath house in  Nelson you can get Turkish, Russian,* salt water, medicated, and  tub baths. The Turkish bath i.**  one of the greatest health-producers in the world.  e  Dealers in  Pfesh and Salt JWeats, Fish and Poulfcrry  g Shops in nearly nil the towns of Boundary and  S tho Kootenay.  THR   "TORONTO EXI'I*ESS"  Lnavec Winnipeg- at 22.10 mak-  liur connections at Toronto for  'Hll points onst and west thereof.  Apply to n on rest 0. |\ |{, A'-ent  for full Information.  J. TC. PROCTOR,  Dist. Passenger, Agcnr,  Calgary, Alta.  ,**^,^V������k^'%'%^^������s/rft^,^, flf/VtsV^u  Miss Daisy Crowley has gone to  Spokane to cunsult a specialist in  rpgard to her oyes. Miss Hazel  Hall of Grand Forks has charge of  the telegraph oflice during her  absence.  F. M. and Mrs. Elkins left Saturday for Vancouver where they  will mako their homo. Mr. and  Mrs. Elkins have lived in this  city for the past twelve yea-s and  will be missed by a large circle of  friends.  Joe Devlin died in the hospital  at Rochester, Minn., November 18  from tuberculosis of tho intestines.  He was a pioneer of this district  and left considerable real estate  and money. He left a will appointing James Poggi his executor.  In Anaconda L. A. Smith has  bought his partner's interest iirtho  firnr of Smith & McEwen. Hois  adding n butcher shop to tho business and will obtain his fresh merit  from J. Y, Griffin & Co., tho Canadian representatives of Swift  & Co.  A board of trade has been organized in Summerladd. The annual  fee is $4.00.  The new Yale hotel in Grand  Forks will be three stories high  and built of brick. It will be completed next summer.  The Kettle valley railroad of Ull0 0]U,  Grand Forks mteud shortly to run Nakusp"  semi-weekly trains to Lynch creek. '  The Granby smelter at Grand  Forks is to be enlarged to a capacity of 5,000 tons daily. The  recent dividend of 2 per cent.,  amounting to 8270,000, will be  paid upon the 15th. It is probable that 15,000 more shares of  treasury stock will soon bo sold in  order to Day for an interest in the  Crow's Nest Coal Co.  The postoffice in Nelson employs eight clerks and sells ������24,000  worth of stamps yearly. The letter  carrier system will be adopted  when ' the city contains 12,000  people.  Pat Gallagher expects to open a  lumber camp this winter at Summit  City,   about ten   miles   from  WIddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  November School Report.  DIVISION I���������J.  I..  WATSON.  Pupils actually attoudinsr  18.  Average daily attendance 17.05  Percenta-ro of regulnrity 94,7-2  Perfect attendance: Ernest Anderson, Willie Bryant, Mildred  Hancock, Evelyn Morton, Gertie  Mclntyre, Hazel Keclpath, Bertha  Smith.  nivrsro.s* ii���������.j r. MACKHNziK.  Pupils iictunlly attending.........28  Average daily attendance........2IS.55  Percentage of��������� regularity.'..... fll.  Perfect attendance : Henry Anderson,- Lena Archibald, Thelma  Chambers, Georgia Eales, Russell  Hunter, Judith Johnson, Eileen  Jakes, Donald McAllister, Anna  Mackenzie, .Grace Rcdpath, Robt.  Smith, Sutherland Smith, Ward  Storcr, Winnie Skelton, Dick Taylor. "������������������ ; *  DIVISION  III-C. 15. STKVENSON.  Pupils actually attending........ 8V  Average daily attendance........82 On  Percentage of regularity.     .... .91.20 I ife is likely tl]!lt E< w< W-;ldo "s^  Per cct attendance : Ernest Ar-  may obtain the position,  chibald, Chung Yeo, Edward Crow-  A steel bridge will be built over  the rivsr at Okanagan, Wash, It  will cost SIO,50o and will be completed next July.    '.....  Mrs. Frank Bongard of Molson  has joined her husband in their  new home at Fernie.  Under its new management the  Sunnysicle hotel at Nelson is becoming a favorite stopping place.  Ibis a temperance hotel and sets  one of the best tables in the city.  Otto .Retimke shipped several  tons of turkeys last week from  Molson to Spokane. :   .,:..-���������  G. O. Buchanan, it is reported,  may resign his position of administrator of the lead  bounty.    If so  The Liberals of Nelson "claim  that they weae defeated for lack of  money, organization, and the fact  that they, were too certain of victory.  Nels Demars is in the hospital  at New Denver. He has recently  made some money at Borton City  and although S5 years old he -expects next spring to take lumber  up Cariboo creek and work placer  ground that he feels certain will  pan out well. Nelse came to B."  C. in 1S57, and minefl in the Bie  Bend in '(iij. *  Hosmer has an amateur dramatic  company and the citizens have already put their bad eggs in storage.  Iu New Denver IL. Cle'ver has  one of the best ice plants in the  world.  -i  l-s     *  r  r i  i  ������'.  In Phoenix last August John  Olson was lined $"> and costs for  being drunk and disorderly by  Police Magistrate A. S. Hood. He  appealed from this conviction and  the cuso  was  heard  before  Ilia  ley, Jessie Davidson,. Jock Eales,  Francis Jordan, Bert Oliver,-Arthur Roes, Annie Thomas, Evelyn  Johnson, Harold McKrnzie, Daniel  ���������McKee, Hall Mclntyre, Birdie  Maiifoss,. Reggie McKornan, Vera  Redpath, Tom Taylor, Jack Wilson  Winter goods on sale at Barclay  & Go's ; 25 per cent off everything  in tho store.    Nothing reserved.  Clever doctors can induce a  woman to tako any kind of medicine by tolling her it will clear her  complexion.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Wei'tva, Nolsou, B. O.       *  Frank Richter is building a public hall in Keromeos Center.  ���������Owing to bad health Jas. Reith  has sold his iutorest in the Central  hotel at Keromeos to James Elm-  hirst.  Owing to a scarcity of vegetables  around homo a merchant of Kere-  meos has to import them from  across the lino.  The Hume hotel in Nelson will  adopt the European plan next  month, The mauager of this  popular hotel is always abreast of  tho times and the public ..re aware  of the fact. .'..-.'  The roses were blooming in New  Denver last week.  City Council.  The council mot on Monday  evening, all members being present  except Alderman Wilson.  The water committee reported  that the reservoirs were overflowing but there was no pressure aud  thought that the trouble was in  the Lind creek outlet having be-  como covered with leaves.  The chief of tho (ire department  was instructed to enforce the fire  bylaw and report to the committee  within forty-eight hour's. *    "  The matter of changing the' location of the light upon the Mother  Lode road was left with the committee, with power to act.  A court of revision for the voters'-  list was appointed, aud tho date of  sitting will be December 21st.  The following accounts wero or-  desed paid: C. J. McArthur, 810Ds  A. A. Frechette, $1.00.  Couhcjl adjourned to Dec. 14.  The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme iirin'any a camp. It is a  cigar that brings delight and appreciation wherever smoked.  mnBTj  rfiimmiii ���������   .', ���������    ",'    '-.-.���������.,'     ������������������   >-Ay .".���������. ���������'������������������.  TIIE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  OWSER -DOESHT-FLY  Neither Does tiie Aerial Machine  He Was Planning to Pu,nchase.  EXPECTED   TO   RIVAL, BIRDS.  Contraption Turns Out to Be a Scheme  of the Promoter to Get a Few  Drinks���������In a Mixup the Philosopher  Gets the Worst of It.  ���������"Copyright, IMS, by T. C. McClure.]  A wife should be able to, and most  of them can, tell the condition of her  husband's mind on seeing him a block  away. As Mr. Bowser dropped off the  car the other overling Mrs. Bowser was  silting on the front steps waiting for  him.  She noted that he walked with a  swagger.  She took notice that he swung his  arms in an important way.  She saw that liis condition of mind  was enthusiastic.  ' As he drew nearer n bland smile  covered his face, and ho started to  swing liLs hat as ho entered the gate.  "Did yon find a quarter on the street  icar?"- she asked as he came up the  (���������tops.  "Come along lo dinner and I'll tell  "THAT   IS    WHAT   IS   OOING   TO  BEVOLTJ-  TIO.NIZK TUK WOllliX"*."  yon all about it. lias a man been here  inquiring for me within half an hour?"  "No. A man passed here about'half  an hour ago driving a hog, but he  didn't stop to ask for you."  "Well, the right party will be along  within an hour. Mrs. Bowser, I've  struck tt."  "For the five hundredth time. Is it  a patent powder to shoot all the mosquitoes off the face of the earth?"  "Don't bo sarcastic, now," he replied  as they sat down to dinner.    "I may  'have made a few failures, but what  man hasn't? . I've got something this  ���������time that is a sure thing.   There isn't  oue  chance  in   a   billion   for  failure.  There's  fame and money  in it���������dead  _ .loads* or'"tlie_ldng green.'' ln_a" morith  from now we'll have our manor house  and steam yacht, arid the Bowser National   bank   will   bo  doing  business  ��������� with the front and back doors wide  '���������"men."  "Is it a chicken farm?"  "Guess again."  "Going to raise squabs for market?"  ''No squabs.  You couldn't guess in a  ���������year.  Mrs. Bowser, how long is it since  the  first man  tried  to  navigate  the  ���������air?"  "A thousaud years, for all I know.  I hope you haven't got that flee biting  you."  "One hundred years ago, my dear  woman, a man named Pete McCarthy  set out to fly across tho Irish channel.  He had worked for two years on a  flying machine. He didn't fly. Ho  built his machine after the figure of a  bird, but unfortunately got the tail in  front, and it came down in the water  ���������- and drowned him. Since that time  .hundreds of men have spent years and  years and any amount of money trying to Invent a successful flying machine."  Had Read of It.  "Yes. I have read of It in the papers.  If those men had spent their time sawing wood instead humanity might have  had some benefit from it. Fools and  'flying machines have never been far  ���������apart. And so that's the bee in your  ���������bonnet, oh?"  "Mrs. Bowser, 'istcn to me. It is a  'sure thing that the air is to he navigated. We navigate the earth and the  ("water and why not the air? People are  ftired of stearnbrats and railroad trains,  il'iey want a change of scenery. They  iwiint to keep the cinders out of their  ejes. They 'flint to go faster. They  wimt to get there sooner. Yes, I may  ���������tell von thai' I have become interested  ���������in a 'lying machine."  I "Is tht>*-e anything too foolish for  .you to invest in?" she asked in acid  .'tones.  I Mr. Bowser flushed, but held on to  (himself, and after a minute he ������ald:  ' "Mrs. Bowser, you don't understand.  ������T'iere Is a worldwide demand that the  'air'be' navigated. Every government Is  (Interested In the subject Every board  'of trade Is Interested. It must come.  tin win* we must drop shells on the  ihends of the enemy, and In cornmer-  jclallsm we must find more rapid transit A week hence you may be reading  dn tho papers of thc Bowser lines to  [London, Paris, Berlin, California ar,d  !fiouth America. We figure that we  can go a mile ir minute and take  freight nnd passengers for half price.  .No stops between terminals. Airships  leave on time to the minute. Steamer  "and railroad linos will/be In bank-  j-ifitey within two years. If I can get'  m on the first successful flier, what Is  there in It for us? Why, woman, I  ���������wouldn't take a bushel of pearls for  roy show!".  "Some one with a flying machine is  trying to rope you In, is he?" sho  naked as they went up to the sitting  room,  "Hope? Rope? Eopo Bowser in?"  he shouted. "Understand, woman, that  I hare never been roped, and never  nhall be. You insult my financial Intelligence hy using any such expression, A gentleman who has Invented a  flier wants capital to bring It to tho  attention of the world,... "Learning of  the' Interest 1  take In all great enterprises, he ca������L^3 to me for encourage-  j rnent.    As soon as he shows up here  } this evening we are going to take a  i look at his invention.   If he can con-  I vince me' that the problem has been  solved I shall invest���������that Is, if Se will  consent to rename it the Bowser flier,  nave you got any more sarcastic remarks to get off?"  "No. I am not as Ignorant on this  matter as you think. I have read all  that the papers have had to'say for the  last year. 1 know that two or three  machines have succeeded in making  short flights on perfectly calm days  and that others have fiddlefaddled for  a hundred yards and then came down  with a bump. Man hover has and never will invent a flying machine that a  gusty day won't put out of business.  Anything like a gale that will blow  down brick factories must make short  work of any machine light enough to  fly through the air."  "And you aro done, are you, madam?" asked Mr. Bowser as there came  a ring at the bell, and ho rose up.  Skeptical of Success.  "All except lo say that you have my  consent to invest and take all the fly-,  ing trips you desire. Should you aud  this inventor decide to start for Brazil  tonight please telephone me so that I  may lock the front door before going  to bed."  It was the man. The end of his nose  was red with enthusiasm, and the  light of victory shone in his eyes. The  pair started off at once, hut on reaching the corner the inventor hinted that  boor would be in order. Mr. Bowser  took him Into a saloon and bought beer.  One block down he bought more. Beforo they had reached the shed where  the machine wns stored he had bought  five glasses, but had only drank ono  himself. The inventor explained that  he always took a 11 lor on beer before  taking one on his machine. The shed  was duly reached, the door unlocked,  and then Mr. Bowser stood in the presence of IT. He'instinctively removed  his hat and bowed his head.  "There it is," said the man in an  awed whisper. "But shan't we go  across the street first and get another  glass of beer?"  They went. Mr. Bowser was too agitated to drink the glass before him,  and the inventor downed it. Then they  returned to the shod and saw a common excelsior mattress spread out on  two sawhorses aud two homemade  wings attached to its sides. For a tail  it had a Japanese umbrella.    ,  "There it is," repeated the inventor  as he pointed. "That is what is going  to revolutionize tho world, but before  going 'further suppose we take a  drink."  They took one���������that is, the stranger  took two.  "What infernal nonsense is this?"  demanded Mr. Bowser after walking  around the sawhorses. "You don't  mean to tell mo that this thing will  ever fly?"  "She'll sail like a bird, sir. After we  have had another drink or two"���������  "But we won't have another drink  or two!"  "Say, Bowser, have you got ?3 to  spare?   I want lo paint its wings red.''  "No, sir; no, sir. You have brought  me down hero and made a^foql of me."  "But don't rip out that way. Wait  and see this bird fly. I am disappointed in you. I thought you knew a good  thing when you saw it. How much  aro you willing to put up?"  "Not a blamed cent, sir!"  "Will you lend me a dollar?"  "No, sir."  "Will you buy me another glass of  beer?"  "No, sir!"  Then they clinched and rolled over  on the ground and pounded each other,  and when .Mr. "Ttowscr reached home  with his skinned nose, his bleeding ear  and his coat ripped up the back good  Mrs. Bowser sympathetically exclaimed:  "Poor dear, you have fallen and hurt  yourself! It's a shame how they let the  sidewalks be out of repair!"  M. QUAD.  Appearances.  "Say, boss, ye ain't got a dime in yer  elothes, has yer?"  "No, I haven't. But how did you  guess it?"���������Browning's Magazine.  Esteem Explained.  "The delegates who nominated you  gave you credit for being a man of  great wisdom."  "Yes,"    answered    the    candidate.  "That's because they knew in advance,  that I was going to agree with their  opinions."���������Washington Star.  Explaining.  "Aha,  Mose!    What are you doing  sVIth those chickens?"  "Is dem yo' chickens, boss?"  "You got them out of my coop.'*  "What kinda chickens Is dey, boss?"  "They are Khode Island Reds.   What  are you doing with them?"  "Why, boss, I done* bought somo  Rhode Island Reds f'm a man yesttddy,  an' I come ovah to git some o' yo* alls  chickens to see of mine was lak yo' alls.  Ah doesn't Ink tii git cheated, boss."  Beyond His Aid.  A woman who had a telephone In her  apartment called up the telephone company and asked that the service be discontinued. Tho man who took her message tried to bo exceedingly polite.  "We are sorry to lose you," he said.  "Aro you dissatisfied with anything?"  "1 am," said tho woman emphatically.  "I am very sorry," said tho man.  "Perhaps we can help you. What Is it  you do not like?"  "Single blessedness," said the woman. "I am going to be married tomorrow."  "Ah," said the' polite c)erk, "you aro  -"nt our aid, Goodby."  BREACH OF  PROMISE.  Manner  In  Which  the  Law Treats  It  In Different Countries.  England Is the best place, from the  plaintiff's point of view, for a breach  of promise action. All other countries seem to regard with grave suspicion any attempt to recover monetary compensation for ,the loss of a  prospective husband, airdj?>uules8 the  plaintiff has'a very strong case indeed  it is never worth her while to carry  her grief into the law courts.  In France breach of promise cases  are rare, for the simple reason that  the law requires the plaintiff to prove  that she has suffered pecuniary loss.  Now, this Is not an easy thing to do  on the part of the lady, especially, in  a country where a girl without a dot-  that is, a marriage portion���������has a poor  chance of finding a husband. Holland  and Austria have adopted the French  system, aud the result has been about  the same. Breach of promise actions  are rare, the injured damsels or their  relatives usually taking thc law Into  their own hands.  Practical Germany, as might be expected, has perhaps the best method  for solving this problem. When a  young couple become engaged they  have to go through a public betrothal  ceremony that ought to knock all tho  shyness out of them. In tho local  town hall the^alr declare their affection, willingness to marry? etc., ending  by slgulng a collection of documents  that apparently leave no loophole for  escape. But If cither party to the contract wishes to withdraw another journey is undertaken to the town hall  nnd another collection of documents  signed, witnessed and sealed. Then  the authorities determine the question  of compensation-should it be claimed.  In this connection it may be said that  the man can and often does claim a  solatium for his wounded feelings.  The usual award ls one-fifth of the  marriage dowry. It is easy to understand when all this is remembered  how loath the young people of Germany are to break their betrothal  oaths.  As the law of Italy affords little or  no protection whatever to jilted damsels or swains, it is not surprising that  tho stiletto should be the favorite mode  of deciding breach of promise cases.  The Italian law demands that the person suing for tho breach shal produce  a written promise to marry from the  defendant; otherwise the action cannot  proceed. This difficulty is almost insurmountable, and the Italian judges  are seldom troubled to adjudicate between one time lovers.  To bring an action for breach of  promise of mariage against a reigning  monarch is an achievement, but It has  been done, and by aii English lady.  Miss Jenny Mighell sued the sultan of  Johore, and as there was a doubt  whether the dusky one-was actually a  reigning monarch the case was allowed  to come into court, but the judge quickly disposed of the action by ruling It  Inadmissible for the reason referred to,  aud Miss Mighell was nonsuited.  It is remarkable that one of the two  actions which have brought verdicts  for ������10,000 each to tho plaintiffs should  have had for its defendant tlie editor  of a matrimonial paper. The" second"  case was between a well known actress  and the eldest son of an earl.���������London  Tit-Bits.  WANTED  TO  CATCH  FISH.  But   Was   Disappointed   Through   the  '���������       Mistake of a Small Boy.  "No, I didn't catch a blessed fish,"  laughed the truthful man who had just  returned from his vacation. "I. will admit that I.started out with the idea of  breaking all known records, but I got"  discouragedfa'igh.t at the start, and all  the fish that I expected to catch are  still enjoying life. When I arrived at  my destination I was told that if I  needed angleworms I could get them  of a small boy who made a business of  furnishing them to ambitious anglers.  I looked him up at once and asked him  If he could get me some.  " 'Do you want the ten ceut kind or  the twenty-five cent kind'?' he asked.  " 'What kind would you advise?' said  I, vastly amused at the serious way he  put the question.  " 'Well,' said he, 'if you want worms  to drown, the ten cent kind will do, but  if you want worms lo catch fish you'd  better take the twenty-five cenfkind.'  "I gravely assured him that I needed  the twenty-five cent kind, got them and  spent the rest of a hot day drowning  the worms that ho had furnished mo.  On my way to my boarding place, with  nothing In my hands but my fishing  rod, I met the small boy, who, after  solemnly surveying mo for a,-moment,  fished out from a pair of ragged trousers three dirty nickels and handed  them to mo, saying:  " 'I don't want to 'cheat you, mister.'  "Tho very fear of once more meeting  that small boy empty handed kept me  from trying my luck again."���������Detroit  Free Press.   *  Symmetry.  Tho smoker- who sat directly opposite had put his foot ou the edge of  the seat occupied hy the professor.  It was incased in one of those-easy  going, hygienic ������liocs that look like a  canvas coveicil nam. '  "My friend," said the professor, eying it disapprovingly, "oblige me by  removing that thing' from my seat.  It's bad form."���������Chicago Tribune.  "MY KIDNEYS HURT  HE ALLTHE TDUE*  Gin  Pills  Cured Therrr.'   Free  Sample Box Leads to Cure.  Only those who have been, torture't*l  wlth-Kidney Trouble can appreciate how  .Mr. Trumpcr suffered. Being a railroad  wan, ho was called upon to do all kinds  of heavy work.   The constant strain of  sfting, weakened tho kidneys.  . I received tho sample box of Gin Pills'  and was greatly benefitted by them. My-  Vidneys wore in i such bad condition I,  could not lift or stoop without pain. It*  fact; they pained mo nearly all the time.  I have taken three boxes of Gin Pills,  working all the timo at heavy work fitt  the railroad and did not lose a day.  PRANK TRUMPER, Napanee, On?,  ��������� Do sharp twinges catch you as you  stoop ? Are you subject to Rheumatism, Sciatica or Lumbago ? Does your  Bladder give trouble 1 . Take Gin Pills  on' our positive guarantee.that they will  cure you or money refunded, 50c a box  i���������6 for $2.50. At dealers, or direct if you  cannot obtain from druggist. Samplo  box free if you mention this paper. :  , Dcpt. N.U., National Drug & Chemical  Co., Limited, Toronto. 113"  BOY DETECTIVES.  Young  Tune For Tune.  Frederick the Great made generous  presents to all musicians except flute  players. .lie played the flute remarkably well himself. A famous flutist  once asked permission to play to the  king, hopiug that Frederick would  show his appreciation of his skill by  some valuable gift. Frederick listened  attentively while he played a difficult  piece. "You play very well," he said,  "and I will give you a proof of my  satisfaction."  So saying he left the room. The musician waited, guessing at the probable  nature of the proof. Presently the  king returned with his own Hute and  played thp same piece. Then he bade  his visitor "Good day," saying, "I have  had the pleasure of hearing you, nnd it  was only fair that you should hear  me."   A Knock.  Polly���������How do you like my bathing  suit?  Doily���������It must have becn perfectly  sweet before you outgrew It-Cleveland Leader.  An Impertinent Question.  A 3'oung man hurriedly entered a restaurant aud sat down at the table nearest the kitchen. With shuffling feet .the  waitress advanced.  "Have you frog logs?" the young  man anxiously inquired.  "No, indeed: Rheumatism makes mo  walk like this," the waitress indignantly replied.���������Judge's Library.  Rastus on Trial.  Rastus was on trial for the theft of  a turkey and took tho stand on his  own behalf.  "I didn't steal no turkey, squar. 1  stoled a rail."  "Well, Rnstus, how did those bones  got in your back yard?"  "They done come dar without my  perinishuu, an' I ain't 'sponsible. You  see,.squar, I wuz nccdin' firewood, so  I took de rail an' toted It home, an'  der wuz a turkey on it, a great big  fellah. Well, sah. what's on my lan's  mine, an' I didn't give 'im no time to  run off neither, squar."  The squire deliberated a few seconds. Then he said, "Case dismissed."  ���������Harper's Weekly.  Georgia Jewels.  "I wonder whar that gal is? I hain't  seen her this hour au' a half."  "She ain't fur," replied the old man.  "Last timo I seen her she wuz killin' a  couple of rattlesnakes to got rattles  enough to make a necklace to wear to  the party."���������Atlanta Constitution.  Those Well Meaning Friends.  Substantial Appetite.  "Come, lead a butterfly life with me,"  He whispered beneath the bowers.  "No, thanks." the practical girl replied  ���������'I eat beefsteak, not flowers."  ���������Detroit Tribune.  Hard Work.  Flipper���������What is he doing since be  went broke?  Flapper���������Trying to keep the knowledge from his friends.���������Puck.  Autumn Quarters.  "/Is now that Cupid, artful elf,  Deserts the hammock red  And In the parlor hides himself���������  Beneath the sofa spread.  The transition from winter's cold to  summer's heat frequently puts a  strain upon the system that produces  internal complications, always painful  and often serious. A common form  of disorder is dysentery, to which  many are prone in the spring and  summer. The very best medicine to  use in subduing this painful ailment  is Dr. J. D. Kellogg's ' Dysentery  Cordial. It 'is a standard remedy,  sold everywhere.  Sleuths   Find   Money   Stolen  --   ^       From Their School.  Smart detective work ,waa carried  out by three schoolboys at Newtown-  ards. County Down., Ireland, recently.-  - When the pupils assembled in the  forenoon it was discovered that the  schoolhouse, which is-also used for  Sunday services, had been broken into and that two linen bags, containing the offertories of the previous day,  amounting to $30 odd,**were missing.  Three lads requested to be allowed to  assist in the search for the thieves.  Permission was granted,-' and''after  a careful investigation of tho school  grounds'the boys-discovered a-black-  handled knife, the blade of which was  open and pointing in the direction of  .-'the bank of a canal which run adjacent to the school. The dew,on the  grounds��������� enabled the boys'to, trace  footsteps, to a wall, over which the  thieves had apparently climbed.  Following this lino to the canal  bank the boys momentarily lost further indications, but looking around  for 'a while they ��������� again .found the  track, which was" indicated by soine  nestles being trampled down. Pursuing .this clue they came to'a corn field  immediately to the south of the school  and-hcrc the marks were clearly defined among the corn." _ '  .On entering the field and going-ae  far as the trail indicated, the boys  found a bottomless tin can, and imagined that they had got on the wrong  track after.all. 'They-reported the ro.  suit of their investigations to Mr. Orr,  the principal, who suggested that they  go back and examine tho can. This  they did, and they then .noticed that  thc ground seemed to have been disturbed.  Lifting a sod, they discovered thc  two bags, which were apparently In  the same condition as when taken  away. On counting the money Mr.  Orr found that it was a few shillings  short. ...  Thc boys came in for a good deal of  praise from their comrades in the  school.  ASL E5 UNDER WATER.  At the public library a citizen of  culture and poetic taste asked for  Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound."  He was rather taken aback when the  librarian replied with great hauteur:  "We, don't keep any unbound books  in   this   library."���������Chicago   News.  BABY'S OWN TABLETS  WILL CURE YOUR BABY  The man who keeps drawing your  attention to paragraphs in his paper.���������  Browning's Magazine.  Hadn't Forgotten.  Miss Scrcccher��������� I wonder if Uncle  Jim remembered me when he made his  will? I used to sing for him.  Lawyer���������Yes; lie evidently remembered you. At least your name isn't  mentioned in the document���������Detroit  Tribune.  The Horrid Man,  "I don't know whether I want to  meet her or not They tell awful stories about her."  "They may not be true."  "Yes, and in that case she wouldn't  be at all interesting."���������Kansas City  Times.  If your little ones are subject to  colic, simple fevers, constipation, indigestion, worms, or the other minor  ailments of childhood,' give them  Baby's Own Tablets. This medicine  will give relief right away, making  sound, refreshing sleep possible. Better still, an occasional dose will keep  littje_Jmes_;\vcl]. Guaranteed to con-  lain" no opiate or poisonous soothing  stuff. Good for the new born-baby  or the well grown child. Mrs. Konald  L. Seafiekl, Palmer Rapids, Ont., says:  ���������"Baby's Own Tablets are tlTe most  satisfactory medicine - I have ever  used, and I would not like to be without the Tablets in tho house." Sold  by medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents a box from the Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Bro.ckvillo, Ont.  An applicant for the post of mistress in ;t country school was asked:  "What is your position with regard  to the whipping of children?" She  replied: "My usual position is on a  chair, with the child held firmly a-  cross my knees, face downward I"���������  Technical World.  Protect the child from the ravages  of worms by using Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator. It' is a standard  remedy, and years of use have enhanced is reputation.  Many a man who climbs ter de hilltop looks mighty small ter de folks  below.  Dreadnought   INJan's   Escapade  Shows  How Much  Divers Are at Home.  Some months ago, while the great  battleship Dreadnought was at Malta,  one of the-seamen divers went down  .to clear her propeller from some flotsam that had become entangled j and  he failed to come up.    ' -  It chanced that the rest of the. battleship's divers were ashore," and  grave concern was felt on the ironclad  for the missing worker. Signals by  telephone and lifeline were sent below, .without avail. In-the launch  above the throb, throb of tho air-  pump's cylinders went on, but the attendants looked at one another in dismay, fearing some strange tragedy  deep down in those heaving green  seas.  7.'ho worst was feared when some big  brushfis and other tools came.floating  to the surface, and thereupon the  navigating lieutenant sent ashore an  urgent message for one of the other  divers. The man came on board,  dressed immediately, and went below,  only to come up full of indignation.  ��������� "Why, that fellow's been asleep all  this time," he said, wrathfully.  It was true. The man had just had  fiis lunch, and, finding the work much  less serious than he had thought, he  finised it in a few minutes, and then  "sat comfortably-on-one of - the -giant  blades of the Dreadnought's propeller  and went to sleep, with inquisitive  fishes swarming around him, attracted by the dazzling searchlight at his  breast. The officers were so amused  at the occurrence that no punishment  was inflicted on the lazy, one.  JOHN  HENDERSON  WAS SO RUN DOWN  LIFE NOT WORTH LIVING  A Few Bottles of Peruna'  Restored Me to Health  Mrs. John Henderson,-' 2,Ovcrdale  Ave., Montreal,  Can.,  writes:  "I was much distressed with neuralgia and was so .run down that life  was not worth living. I tried a great  many remedies, ,but all to no effect.  "I met a friend of mine and told  her of my ailment. She advised me  to try her remedy, .Peruna. ;  "Although I had no faith in Peruna  I took her advice, and am pleased,to"  state that the neuralgia has entirely  left me, and have gained . so ' in  health that I feel just like -my old  self again. .. '       "i  "I am enjoying the best of health."  We have on file many thousand tes-"  timonials  like  the above.    We  can  give our.readers only a slight glimpse-  of .the vast array of unsolicited endorsements Dr. Hartman is receiving.*.  A New Yorker visiting Paris for the  first time became much interested in-  tho-, litlo    boys in-white   caps   and  aprons who deliver the wares of the  pastry cooks.'*  "Ah," said the Now Yorker to one  of the voungsters, who had brought  him some cakes, "I suppose you get  the benefit of one of these cakes your-  self sometimes?" ���������   ,   ,  "Pardon' sir, but what do you  mean?"  "You eat a cake now and then, eh?"  "Eat them,' sir? Oh, no' sir ; that  wouldn't do. I only lick them as 1  come along."���������Harper's Weekly.  If one bo_ troubled with corns and  warts, he will find in Holloway's  Worm Exterminator. It is astandard  Corn Cure an application that will  entirely relieve suffering.  Patriotic Native��������� Our American  dentists sire the "best in the'world.  Gentleman of Foreign Extraction���������  Be Jarge, they ought.to be! . Ye  have the wiir-rst tayth in th' wurruld.  ���������Belfast News. '  Ten cents' worth of Wilson Fly Pads  will kill more house flies than three  hundred sheets of sticky paper.  No Room For Doubt.  Trotter (who has been abroad}���������So  Maud and Charlie finally married?  Miss Homer���������Yes.  Trotter���������I suppose they are happy?  t  Miss Horner���������Undoubtedly. They  each married some one else.���������Pittsburg  Post.  In tho End.  Mother liked best Theodora,  Father swore by Clarlbol,  Grandma wunled Leonora  Or Jeamietre or else Estelle,  Grandpa fancied Arabella,  Auntie talked most.of Patrlco,  Sister favored Isabella,  Brother's cholctj luy In Clarice.  They considered VIcliina,  Geraldlna and Marcelle,  Anastasla, Mariana.  Hortenso, Eunice, Mirabel,  Argued Clulre,  I.eola, Starling,  Fought o'er Constance and Elaine���������  But, alackl the precious darling.  It was christened Mary Dano.  ���������Bohemian.  No Use.  "Gluovra," pleaded the young man  In deep, Impassioned tones, "I musl  speakl The voice of my heart can be  stifled no longerl Every Impulse oi  my nature, every fiber of my being,  every, surging emotion of my soul  clamors for utterance! Sensible as .1  am of my own unworthlncss, realizing  to tho full the presumption of which  I am guilty In daring to aspire to your  hand, I have no excuse, no palliation,  save that with the deathless, Inextinguishable devotion of a heart never  before touched by the sacred Arc, I  lovo"-  "Oh, Arthur," yawned the beautiful  maiden, "why will you persist In making thoso utterly UBetess noises!"-  Chicago Tribune.  A Doubtful  Future.  "Bllggins has developed a habit of  saying rude and sarcastic things."  "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne; "I  am waiting to se6 whether he is going  to be recognized as a great bore or a  social lion."���������Washington Star.  Voice of the Winner.  Little Willie-Say. pa. who was it  that said, "The voice of the people Is  the voice of God?"  Pa���������I can't recall his name, my son,  but It's safe to bet It wasn't a losing  candidate.���������Detroit Tribune.  Master���������Here���������er���������has my whatser-  name come?  Man���������Yessir.  Master���������Yes���������well, then, hop over  to the���������cr���������that club with the silly  name and tell Mr.���������er���������er���������Thingummy! shan't be able to fix up that���������er  ���������urn���������d'you see? And then get hold  of that book���������cr ��������� with the-.yellow  cover and look out a train to���������er���������to���������  er���������oh, you know!  Man���������Yessir���������Punch.  Sometimes Happens.  "Snicker���������There Is such a thing as j  not worrying enough. :  Bocker���������Yes, the man who never  crosfK'.s a bridge till he comes to Ii  frequently has to swim.���������New York  Sun. -   '     ���������"-;_--':/  '���������- ���������       Congratulations  Wanted.  On entering his club one evening not  long ago n young PliIliidelpliiMn wns  accosted by n friend, who exclaimed:  "Why, Charley, you are positively  beaming! What's up?"  "I'm In the greatest luck Imaginable,"  responded the other. "You know I've  been hanging about a pretty Yonkers  girl for almost a ,ycar, During nil this  timo she would never admit that she  loved mo. She would only say that sho  respected me. But now, old chap, congratulate me, for last night she confessed that she respects-*-*"* me no longer; *,  that siio loved me!"- \  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  Clothes and the Man.  A gentlemnn met his medical adviser  on Forty-second street tut* other daj  and passed a f'.-iendly greeting.  "Well, and how are you?" asked the  doctor.  "Quite passable, thanks," said the  other, "but I notice that when I bono  my body forward, stretch out my arms  horizontally nnd Impart to them a circular motion I always feel such a pain  In my left shoulder."  "But what need Is there for you to  perform such ridiculous antics?" Inquired the physician.  "t>o you know any other way, doctor, of getting on your topcoat?" re  plied the patient.���������Harper's Weeklv.  Coco-nuts Make Good Fuel.  "Mine is rather a curious business,"  said a man who owns a small warehouse and shed down near the London docks. "I'deal in coco-nut shells,  and last year I sold more than 50,000  bags full of them  as fuel.  "I buy thousands of coco-nut shells  from stall-keepers all over London,  from confectioners, from coco-nut oil  extractors, from market-sweepers, and I  others. I won't tell you the usual [  price, but sometimes I get them for (  nothing���������for carting them away, .in  fact. I sell them at 4d. a bag, most  of my customers being poor people,  who mix them, when broken up, with  'slack' coal. But in scores of hotels  and large houses a quantity is bought  to be mixed with coals as fire-lighters,  for the immense amount of oil in  coco-nut shells makes them take" fire  at once.  Try it, and see.  "I have rivals in the business in  other parts of London, and some of  the makers of patent firelighters mix  large quantites of the shells in their  compositions."  Ethics of Republication.  A keen discussion is in progress in  literary circles on the ethics of republication. A "notable new novel,"  as it is described by the publisher,  has appeared under the title of "The  Old Allegiance," the author's name  being given as "Hubert Wales." It  has been discovered that the same  work was published as "Purple and  Fine Linen" in 1899, when the author's name was William Pigott. The  Spectator has drawn attention to the  case, and called for an explanation.  Thc publisher, Mr. John Long, admits  that the two novels are one and the  same. Under its previous title the  book was not a success, but now that  it has been re-issued in another name  it is selling very well.  Dr. Jackson," former Health Officer  of New York City, says'in his report  to Governor Hughes, that house llius  are the cause of five thousand deaths  annually in that city from typhoid  fever and other intestinal diseases.  Wilson's Fly Pads kill all the flies  and the disease germs too.  Knicker���������There is such a thing  as not worrying enough.  Bocker���������Yes, the man who never  crosses a bridge till he comes to it  frequently has to swim.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  An  Important  Item.  Mr. Splurge���������If it hadn't been for  your extravagant vacation this summer we wouldn't be so deep in debt  now.  Mrs. Splurge���������Never mind. dear. I'll  go to the mountains Instead of the seashore next summer.  Mr. Splurge���������Huh! You think that  will be more economical?  Mrs. Splurge���������Of course. I won't  need a new bathing suit then.���������Catholic Standard and Times.  miMMmgm-  '*   * '-,���������*������������������ '~t.r<t'.\*���������*���������*���������?���������'?*,.. V', -'/.���������'- "���������v.-""  Short Skirt League.  A Ladies' Short Skirt League has  been formed in London.   The members bind themselves to wear dresses  which will not sweep the floors and  puvements,   and  no  gather  up  dust  ,ind microtias.  Th.'s is not a new,idea,  fn America tlmy have a similar or-  ���������inrzation    called    tho    Five    Inch  .engtie.  Every number is pledged to  it least five incite? of clear space between skirt and, floor.    The plan is  commendable in many ways, for it is  i -ippalling the way in which some women sweep the pavements with their  cowns.    An  Engl'-���������hwouian  has still  .nuch to learn in  the art of holdinp  ���������ip her skirt  Tricking the Hen������.  ' Chinamen have a way of tricking  hens so that they assist In the hatching  of flsh. Flsh eggs nre carefully placed  In an eggshell, which Is then sealed  and placed under an unsuspecting hen.  In a few days tho spawn la wanned  Into life, and the contents of tho shell  are then cast Into a shallow pool, where  the sunshine completes the work.  W.   N.   U.   No.   711.  8aw It.  ���������TThoro's been n conflagration here,"  I said Cumso, looking at a tall building.  "How do you know?7 asked Fflw**-  i, "Isawthe flrecflcapB."    v  An Inevitable Waste.  "I gave you twopence, and you went  Immediately Into a public house," remarked the benevolent old gentleman.  "Don't you know it is very wasteful  to spend your money on drink?"  "I've often thought of that, sir," replied the weary wayfarer, "but I've  never yet found a place where I could  get It for nothing."���������Pearson's Weekly.  To Digest  the Food  Bile in the intestines is ns important to digestion as are the gastric  juices in the stomach and bile is only  supplied when 'the liver is in active  condition.  Tho serious and chronic forms ol  indigestion are cured by Dr. A. W.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills because ol  their influence on the liver, causing a  good flow of bile to aid digestion nnd  keep the bowels regular, thereby preventing fermentation of the food, the  formation of gas and all the disagreeable symptoms of indigestion.  Long standing cases of chronic indigestion yield to Dr. A. W. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills after all else has  failed.  Here's the proof.  "I was for many years troubled  with indigestion and headache and  derived no benefit from tho many remedies I used. A friend advised tho  use of Dr. Chase's Kidnay-Livcr Pills  and after taking four boxes the result  is that I am once more in the full  enjoyment of the blessings ol good  health."���������Mr. Duncan MoPherson,  Content, Alta.  One pill a dose, 25 cents a box.  At all dealers or Edmanaon, Bates A  Co., Toronto. '  '  "  -'       %..  Kidney-  wmmmim ���������~ ~-J?l'H2~?n **^(������-Uw^-^ ���������-,  i^i^uOttaJut^i. 4������Utjr^ftf-uJijtktjtuiuaa, Jjt^a^ %. i V-*"*>.<.W-**** sUMMo*. Mjasuuu  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  8 OUT OF 10  persons suffer at sometime or other from Piles S  So says a great medical authority. There  is no disease causes more pain and  wretchedness than piles ; and by giving  almost immediate ease Zam-Buk has won  the praise of thousands of sufferers. If you  are suffering let.Zam-Buk cure you- Mr.  Neil Devon, Webbwood, Ont. suffered with  piles eight years, A few boxes of Zam-  Buk cured him, lie since says:���������"I have  had no return of the trouble so that I know  the cure is permanent,"      , . ,  . Mr. C. B.; Frost," Lennoxville, P.Q.,  writes: " I have proved Zam-Buk a great  cure for piles from which I suffered acutely  for a long time"'  Zam-Buk also cures cuts, ulcers, burns,  abscesses, poisoned wounds, boils, eczema,  and all skin troubles.  50c. a box, all drug-  fists and stores or from Zam-Buk Co.,  'oronto.    3 boxes for $1.25.  \  MOUNTAIN  SLIDING.  One and One Make Two.  Thc Sunday schol teacher was "possessed of the praiseworthy desire to  promote thrift among the class of lads.  He had given Bill ancl Johnny sixpence each for doing some work for  him.  "I hope to 'honr, when we meet  -again," he said, "that you have used  the money to advantage."  Thc next time they met Bill produced two sixpences.  "Well done, my lad," said the  delighted teacher. "I' am pleased to  see my lessons aie having their fruits.  But what of.your sixpence, Johnny?"  said he to the other hopeful.  "Please," sir, I lost it tossin' wi'.  Bill." ,--  A Pill That Is Prized.���������There have  been many pills put upon the market  and pressed upon public attention,  but'none lias endured so long or met  with so much favor as Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills. Widespread use of  them has "attested their great value,  and they need no further advertisement than this. Having firmly established themselves in public esteem,  they now rank without a peer in the  list of standard vegetable preparations.  "Before I answer   your   question,'  - said the groat alienist, "permit me to  refresh my memory."        ' **"*  Hereupon he consulted a notebook.  "May I ask," resumed the lawyer,  "why you found it necessary to consult some memorandum be'ore answering a simple hypothetical question of  only "a few thousand words?"  "The- fact is," loplied tiie. alienist  suavely, "that I did that to got the  point of view. I'd forgotten which  side I'd been retained on in this particular case. Kindly spring your  conundrum again." ��������� Philadelphia  - Ledger. /  Hawaiian   Small   Boyo  Simply  "Drop  '   Down the Edge of the Scenery."  Water sports are by no means the  only vigorous athletics indulged in b*  the boj's of Hawaii.   iMountain climb  tug is a favorite pastime, for there arp  -peaks 4,000 feet high within easy walk  Ing distance of any part of Honolulu,  and on the, island of Hawaii there are  two   mountains   fully   14,000   feet  In  height.  Not Infrequently the Honolulu  schools give picnics on the mountain  sides that the pupils may gather land  shells." It Is, on' these excursions in  search of land shells that the Hawaiian  schoolboys revel In the once national  sport, mountain sliding.  A very steep mountain side is selected,  where the grass is -long and  sloping downward.   Every one gathers  his own ti leaves.   The ti leaf is something like the banana leaf, butriotnear-  ly so long.   With a bunch of ti leaves  in his hand the first boy steps to the  edge'of the side, grasps the leaves by,  tho stems in both hands, place's the  leafy part under him and sits down,  gives himself a start and drops down  the edge of the scenery- like a flash.   I  was assured that it was an-easy matter to regulate the speed of descent by  merely grasping the ti stems firmly  and lifting them upward, this acting as  a brake. I longed for tho thrill of dropping down over the edge of a mountain and upon my brief sled of ti leaves  began the descent.    I went like tlie  wind.   It seemed as though my breath  would bo taken away from mo or that  I would plunge head over,heels, to bo  dashed to pieces among the trees below.   I thought of my brake and drew  up on the ti loaves with all my might  and came up with a jerk that jarred  every bone In my body.   There I sat,  looking downward almost perpendicularly, held In position only by a few  leaves resting on the smooth, slippery  grass, but tho sliding grass is nea'ny a  foot long, and it is only after it has  been repeatedly slidden'over and .beaten down that it approaches perfection  in the eyes of the Hawaiian small boy  and   sometimes   leads   to   accidents.  When, for instance, the thin layer of ti  leaves wears out beneath the slide a  gentle tug at the stalks parts the sled  and sends the slider .whizzing downward in a most uncomfortable and ungraceful  manner,  all  arms and legs.  Lucky is the victim of such an accident  If he is not stopped in his downward  career by  the  trunk of a  tree.���������St  Nicholas.  GOLD BROUGHT ON  KIDNEY DISEASE  SUFFERED  BRANTFORD     LADY  TILL   CURED   BY   DODD'S  KIDNEY PILLS.  I      -  Mrs. A. H. Thomson Had Heart Disease, .Lumbago,, and Rheumatism,  and Tells How She Was (Restored  to Health.  Brantford, Ont. (Special.)��������� How  Colds, La Grippe and other minor  ills" settle on the Kidneys and develop  Eheumatism, Heart Disease, Bright's  Disease and other terribly dangerous  ailments; and how any and all of  them are cured by Dodd's Kidney  Pills is fully shown' in the case of  Mrs. A. I-I. Thomson, whose home is  at 48 Albion Street, this city. '     ���������  Mis. Thomson was, some years ago,  taken- with Cold and La Grippe and  Straining, which affected her Kidneys, and the "result was Backache,  LumbagoJJRheunia,tism and Heart Disease, which caused both her and her  friends grave anxiety.  She had suffered some years when  she hoard of.cures effected by Dodd's  Kidney Pills, and bought a 'box,  which she used with such splendid  results that she continued to take  them till she was cured. Since then  sho has used Dodd's Kidnoy Pills in  her .own family and recommended  widely to her friends, all of whom  have warm words of praise for the  standard Canadian Kidney remedy,  Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Heart Disease, Rheumatism, Lumbago and Bright's Disease are all  Kidney Diseases or are caused by  diseased -Kidneys. You can't have  any of- them if you keep your Kidneys sound and your blood pure.  Dodd's Kidney Pills rnnke the Kidneys sound. Sound Kidneys strain  all the impurities out of the blood.  A MICROSCOPE.  A PICTURE ROMANCE.  SCARED  THE ROBBERS.  Wilson's  Fly  Pads kill them all.  Stella���������Does she sing off key ?  Bella��������� Yes, she can't  find the  key  hole with her voice.���������New York "Sun.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local -applications, 33 they cannot  reach the diseased portion of the'  ear. There is only one way to cure  deafness, and that is by constitutional  remedies. Deafness is caused "by an  inflamed condition of the mucous  lining of the Eustachian Tube. When  this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing,  arrd when it is entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and  this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but  ah inflamed condition of the mucous,  surfaces.  We will give One Hundred Dollars  for any case of Deafness (caused by  catarrh) that cannot be cured by  Hull's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars,  free.  F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  The Flight. " *���������  "Come  fly  with  me,"   the  young maa  Bald, ' \  "Not In the crude old fashioned way.  My aeroplane waits overhead  And frets the bonds that bid It Btaj-.  'Tis but a pleasure jaunt I ask  You'll try with mo.  This is no lifelong journey's task.  Come, fly with me!  'The fervid phrase of other day������  Has given way to simple fact.  No more poetic fancy plays.  Our speech Is simple and exact  I don't request you'll live life throurt  And die with mo.  -  I merely am inviting you  To fly with me."  ���������Washington Star.  The Bending of the Bough.  "You mus't have had some very narrow escapes from death during your  eventful career," I said to the great detective.  "I have had a few," he admitted  modestly. -.-'-'Probably the closest shave  I had was when a band of L'outh American outlaws hanged -me and went  away without noticing they had strung  mo up to a rubber tree."���������Brooklyn  Llfo.  \CoIdson  ItheChest  Ask your doctor thc medical j  name for a cold on the chest.  He will say, "Bronchitis."  Ask him if it is. ever serious.  Lastly, ask him if he prescribes Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for this disease. Keep  in close touch with your j  family physician.  Odd Incident In England In the Eighteenth Century.  For a time during tho eighteenth century in  England  there was a lull In  the robbery industry owing to an odd  Incident.    Shortly after the execution  of an English burglar named Elliston  a   curious   communication   purporting  to have been written by him was'put  into circulation.   "Now, as I am a dying man," it ran, "I have done something which may be of good use to the  'public.    I have left with an  honest  man���������the only honest man I was ever  acquainted with���������the names of all my  wicked brethren,  the places of their  abode,  with a short account of-'the  chief crimes they have committed, in  many of which I have been the accomplice and  heard  the  rest from  their  own   mouths.    I   have   likewise  set  down the names of those we call our  setters, of the houses we frequent and  ail of those who receive and buy our  stolen goods.   I have solemnly charged  this honest man and have received his  promise upon oath that whenever he  hears of any rogue to bo tried for robbery or-housebreaking he will look Into  his list and if he finds there the name  of  the  thief concerned  to send  the  whole paper to the government   Of  this 1 here give my companions fair  and public warning and hope they will  take it."   It is said tho hint was so  effectual  that for a long time pickpockets and burglars In that part of  England went into panic stricken retirement.   And, this being so, it is just  as well they did not know that the letter was a clever forgery, the work of  that  prince  of  wits  and  humorists,  Dean Swift.  The Frame That Startled Delacroix I.n  the Paris Salon.  Eugene Delacroix, founder of the,  French romantic school of art, was  very poor In his youth: His first picture of note was his "Dante and Virgil," painted when he" was only twenty  years old. It-was extremely large, containing several figures the size of life,  and to buy the canvas and colors took  all the money Delacroix had. A frame  was ou. of the question, but a good na-  tured carpenter gave the young artist  four strips of lath, of which Delacroix  made a rude framework for his masterpiece, which he then sent to the  salon. But he had hardly a hope that  his picture would be accepted.  On opening day Delacroix went to  the salon, but failed to find his painting. He was wandering disconsolately  about, when he noticed a great crowd  before a picture. lie drew near. It was  his "Dante and Virgil." But it was In  a magnificent, richly gilded frame, as  One a product 01* the picture mounter'?  art as could be found in Paris., Astonished, he sought Baron Gros,' head of  the examining committee. As soon as  young Delacroix introduced himself  Gros seized his hand ancl congratulated  him with true Gallic enthusiasm.  ."But." stammered Delacroix, v"how  about that splendid frame?* I had "no  money to frame it. and"���������  "Make .your .mind easy," said the  baron. "Your lath frame fell to pieces,  but the com mil too was determined that  such a chef-d'oeuvre as you have painted should be placed on exhibition, and  we framed your 'Dante' at our own ex-  Dense."���������Exchange.  I   w It Opens Up the Wonders of tho  World  of Nature.       '  *  If you want to keep your boy out of  mischief, give hiin a microscope, not  one of the elaborate, intricate, .expensive affairs that the bacteriologists use  when hunting for germs, hut a common one with two or three lenses that  revolve on a pivot and fold into a  cover which protects them from In-  Jury when carried in the pocket.  There is no better way of Interesting  the boy in the wordeis of the natural  world than 'this simple contrivance,  which opens to his eyes visions of a  universe of which he knew nothing.  Seen through the microscope, the most  insignificant flower becomes a thing of  wonderful beauty. The Interior of a  nasturtium Is a fairy cavern, showing  a dozen different tints and hues of  color, with dainty white stalactites and  stalagmites almost toucuing each other midway between floor and roof. -  He 'will find monsters, too,, for the  head of an ant seen through a microscope is a terrible object, and he cannot help thinking what an awful aspect such a creature would present If  It were as big as a horse. He has  heard about the creatures that are to  bo found in water from a stagnant  pool. He will find them, for himself  and show them to other boys, and all  his crowd will become Interested and  bring In things to look at and wonder  about. He'may not develop Into a Darwin, but If ho has any faculty of observation-at all It will be sharpened'  by what he sees, and he will learn that  there ls more In nature than what we  discern   on   the   surface.  SILENT CRANES.  Climatic Changes.  There is plenty of evidence of the  very best sort which goes to prove that  not only Europe and North America,  but the lands situated within the arctic circle, must have enjoyed a tropical  climate. Tho numerous fossil remains  found In those regions are tbose of  plants and animals which, according  to the present state of our knowledge,  must have lived under conditions now  found only In tho equatorial belt Nothing is clearer than tho fact that the  polar cold Is steadily gaining on the  temperate and tropical zones and that  eventually the land will be all Ice  fields.  Donald Knew.  Margaret, aged ten, was a beginner  In   history.,   "Mamma,"   she   asked,  "what does'behead'mean?"'  "To cut off a man's head, dear."  There was a moment of silent study,  then another question.  "What does 'defeat' mean, mamma?"  Llttlo Donald, aged four, was Interested.  "I know, mamma," was his logical  conclusion. "'Defeat' means to cut a  man's feet off.'.'-Dellneator.  It Will Cure a Cold.���������Colds are the  commonest ailments of mankind and  if neglected may lead to serious conditions. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil  will relieve the bronchial passages of  inflammation speedilv and thoroughly  and will strengthen them against subsequent attack. And as it eases the  inflammation it will stop the cough  because it allays all irritation in the  throat.    Try it and prove it. "*  "Maud has decided not to wear her  old bathing suit any longer."  "Is she going to wear her new one  any longer?"���������Boston Transcript.  Your druggist, grocer or general  store keeper will supply you with  Wilson's Fly Pads, and you cannot  affoi-d to be without them. Avoid unsatisfactory substitutes.  "He's forevei prating about what  his conscience tells him. What does  his conscience- tell him, anyway?"  "Apparently it usually- tells him  what awful sinner,* his neighbors  are."���������The Catholic Standard and  Times.  A Nature Story by One of the Mount  Taurus Climbers.  The   mountaineer   glanced   complacently at his hard calves.  "We "climbers," ho said, "up there on  the white heights see lots of things  worth seeing. I tell you we could if  we wanted to outdo the nature fakirs  without deviating from the truth. For  Instance, take the Mount Taurus  cranes. Do you' know the cranes of  Mount Taurus?  "Well, these birds are great chatterers. They chatter, chatter, chatter, as  they fly. Hanged if they're not worse  than women! Up on the heights the  eagles lie in wait for them, hidden behind crags or ice(*blocks. They don't  have to show themselves at all. Their  ears, not their eyes, tell them of the  cranes' approach, and, swooping down  on those bundles of feathers and noise,  they take" home a mess of crane for  dinner.  "With their chatter arid babble and  gossip the cranes of Mount Taurus  give themselves away in that still air  to the eagles, and in all eagle households crane is the staple dish.  "Cut the old cranes fly without a  sound-never a word out of them as  they sail and wheel In the blue air.  That seems against nature, and it is  against nature. The old cranes to restrain their innate love of talk fly with  large stones in their mouths.  "Shoot one of these crafty" and silent  -birds and- you will flnd his beak "tightly closed upon a large stone."���������Exchange.  His Plan Was Simple.  Frederick the Groat once requested  his generals to submit to him plans of  campaign for a supposititious case.  Hans Joachim von Ziethen, the famous  cavalry general, produced a queer diagram in-black ink. it represented a  big blot In the center, intersected by  two black lines, whose four terminals  ended each in a smaller blot. The king  was furious and upbraided his old comrade in arms bitterly-for what he considered disrespect.  In explanation Von Ziethen said:  "Why, your majesty, I am the large  blot in the center. The enemy Is any  one of the four smaller blots. He can  march upon me (Yom the right or left,  from the front or rear. If he does I  simply advance'upon any of the four  lines and lick him where I flnd him."  Frederick was satisfied.  THE TORTURES  OF NERVOUSNESS  The Sufferer Feels That  Unless  Relief Comes Insanitv Will  rollorv  There  is  no torture 'more  intolerable than  nervousness.     A  nervous  person is in .a state of constant .irritation by day and   sleeplessness by  night.    The' sufferer starts  at  every  noise, is shaky and depressed.   Often  although'in  a-completely exhausted  state is unable to sit or lie still.,. For  trouble  of  this  kind  absolutely  the  best thing in the world is Dr.  \Vil-  lianis' Pink Pills.     The nerves are  jaded and jangled. because they are  being starved by poor, watery blood.  Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills make new  rich blood which, feeds  and ,soothes  the irritated nerves.   There is absolutely no doubt about this* thousands  can testify of the blood-making, nerve-  restoring qualities    of    these    Pills,  among them" is Mrs. Thos. Harpell,  Wallace   Bridge,   N.S.,   who   says:���������  "Some years ago'I took'sick and the  doctor  pronounced  the  trouble   nervous prostration.     To describe    the  tortures of it is impossible. God and  myself only know what    I endured.  The doctor gave me medicine but 't  did not seem to help me.    Then ho  ordered me away for a change but I  was afraid to go as I always seemed]  to fear some impending calamity, and  was afraid to spend the night alone,  as I used to think each night that I  would die  before    morning.    I tried  different kinds' of medicines but with  no better results, 'and finally decided  I would go to my' parents to see if  the change would benefit me.   I went  to their doctor but with no better results.    My mother urged me to try  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and got me  a box, of course I did not expect a  box would help me but I continued  taking them and in about a month  began to feel better.    From that on  there   was   an - improvement - in   my  condition every day and in the course  of about three months I was again  enjoying the great blessing of perfect  health. I gained about twenty pounds  in weight and my friends could hard  :r'T:*T?^~.7j'?f5|^03f3i|:^S  ',/'",i '''���������,"'. _ 'V".' j ,' ���������''',';''' -'''"'" ''%.,'yi'yy4y^h'y/yy''^(f\  < .*,-,. 7, fi-/ 1 /. y, i*- ,v y/Aw^m  l,V-l *r ,'    ,'-''-    .,���������     >''iS\hlt*fcVffl  ������������������;���������-' ������������������ ;.%,v <)el:< 'i.dm  ���������;���������ttt���������r- ���������yymm  ;JHE, PRETZEL.  " ~' "' < 1    '��������� - -'  Its Simple Figure Scheme.and. Infinite  ' Possibilities of Variety.'" '_' - '  The pretzel is one of v the most re-  markahle creations of the human mind  and hand. It stands almost/alone as  an artificial product displaying the  countless varieties of form ; produced  by nature,in tho leaves of trees and  blades of grasses. ��������� Of the millions  upon millions turned out by the pretzel,  bakeries since the Inception of the in-'  dustry it is not probable that any two  were exactly alike.  ��������� The general figure scheme of the  pretzel must have been 'an Inspiration.  It would have been impossible for the  human 'mind to .conceive a scheme so  simple and yet' permitting fsuch approach to infinite variation..' Becanse--  of tho .peculiar shape of tho pretzel its'  construction is most easily described  by employing sailor men's terms. A  bight Is taken In a roll'of dough,' and,  the ends are^glven a half twist ahd  brought back upon opposite sides" of  the bight. -This-.makes the .article  somewhat heart shaped. -There can  have been no (Sentimental, reason for  this shape, for there is no" product of  art or nature further removed from the  realm of sentiment than is the pretzel.  The finished article looks as If it'had  been varnished and exposed to a sandstorm before the varnish dried.  The pretzel is unique ns an article of  Internal'use. It cannot be classed as  food or cfrink. It is not a dessert, nor  is It a medicine. Perhaps it should be  classed as an appetizer���������an appetizer  not for food, but for drink, and therein  lies its uniqueness. It is tho great  thirst producer. It is the third of a  Sahara done up In a twist,of dough.  If any one could Invent something that  would quench thirst as effectively as  the pretzel can produce it his fortune  would be made.. _���������     _  The home of . the, pretzel is Germany, where it is called bretzel or  pretzel, according,to whether it is.in  north Germany or south Germany, but  In America it is pretzel all the time,  whether in   North  America or  South  h^y.iM  ly believe I was the sarne person.   I.  ,       .        _,  believe I would have been   in   my   America.   The name is commonly re-  grave long ago if it had not been for   Sai-rlea" as being derived from wprds in       - individual type 01.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills." the Latin language meaning bracelet |   ��������� ,       '  figure.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are good  for any disease due to bad blood or  weak nerves. That is why they cure  such troubles as anaemia, indigestion, rheumatismf neuralgia, St. Vitus  dance, paralysis and the ailments of  girlhood and womanhood. Sola" by  medicine dealers at 50 cents a box or  six boxes for $2.50 or may be had by  mail from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Wife (at 7 a.m.)���������Now, deny your  condition la3t evening! Here you are  with your hat and shoes on. Don't  tell me you - didn't come home the  worse for drink!  Husband ��������� Not a bit, dear. - You  know 1 have lately taken to walking  in my sleep, and I thought I'd go to  fed prepared.���������Illustrated Bit3.  But Germans are not fond of taking  words from-the Latin * tongues.. Perhaps the pretzel owes its .name to, the  fact that it is baked on a flat, boardlike surface. The German word for  board is brett.   .       >  READING  THE  STARS.  Pills That Have Benefited Thousands.���������Known far and near as a sure  remedy in the treatment of indigestion and all derangements of the stomach, liver and kidneys, Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills have brought relief  to thousands when other specifics  have failed. Innumerable testimonials  can be produced to establish the truth  of this assertion. Once tried they  will be found superior to all other  pills in the treatment of the ailments  for which they are prescribed.  Teacher (giving a lesson on the  rhinosceros)���������Now, can you name any  other things that have horns and are  dangerous to get near?  'Sharp Pupil���������Motor car.���������Philadelphia Inquirer.  The best tea can be utterly spoiled  by exposure to contaminating influences, as -bulk teas so often are.  The sealed lead packets of the  "Salada" Tea Co. give you tea fresh  and fragrant from the gardens to the  tea-eup." 46  HIS THREE WIVES.  A   Sensible    Merchant.  Bear Island, Aug. 26, 1903.  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  Dear Sirs,���������Your traveller is here  to-day and we are getting a large  quantity of'your MINARD'S LINIMENT. We find it tho best Liniment  in the market making no exception.  We have been in business 13 years  and have handled all .kinds, but "have  dropped them all but your's ; that  sells itself ; the others have to be  pushed to get rid of.  M.'A. HA GERMAN.  Very Different.  "In the olden days a reformer was  liable to bo burnt at tho stake,"  "Yes, and now wo put him on tho  lecture platform and; give him CO per  cent of the gross receipts!"  Wi ptbllsh our formuUs  yers  W������ banish sloohol  from our madloinoi  WsTuri��������� you lo  consult your  dootor  Talking and eloquence are not thc  same.' To speak nnd to speak well ar������  two thlngs.���������Ben Jonson.  When you (eli your doctor /.bout the bad  taste in your mouth, loss of appetite for  breakfast, and frequent headaches, and  when he sees your coated tongue, he will  eay, " You ������re bilious." Ayer's PI1U  work well in such cases,  m���������iuAc by tht J, 0. Ajt* Co.. Xsowoli, IstoM.���������-  Where Ho Was Slow.  "Alcxandor the Great conquered thc  entire world."  "Yes," answeredMr. Dust In Stax. "Ho  conquered It, but sonic of us moderns  could have shown him n thing or two  about   making   It   pay   dividends."  Statistics.  In nil probability the first administrative act of the first regular government  was to number Its fighting men and to  ascertain as nearly ns  was  possible  what  amount  of  taxation  could  be  levied 011 the rest of the community.  As human society grew more highly  organized there can bo no doubt that n  very considerable body of oflicial statistics must have come into existence.  Wo know that such was (he case In  Greece, Homo and Egypt, but It was  not until within the Inst two or three  centuries thnt systematic use of tho Information available began-for purposes  of investigation rather than mere administration.-  Her Adored One.  Father���������You can't have him! Dangh-  ter-Oh, papa, you once snld you could  deny mo nothing! Father-Well, ho  cornea as near being "nothing" as anything I know ot  Conundrums.  How do guns * kick without legal  They kick with their breeches.  What did Jack Frost sny when Iks  proposed to the violet? Wilt thou,  and it wilted.  Why Is a person rending these connn-  drums like n man condemned to under  go n military execution? Because hii  Is pretty sure to be riddled to death.  Theyv Were All In One Picture, bu*  Did Not Stay There.  Allan Cunningham in his "Lives ol  British Painters" tells a story of Copley, the father of Lord Chancellor  Lyndhurst, which reveals what a portrait painter endures from the vanity  and eccentricity of his sitters.  A certain man had himself, his wife  and seven children paiuted by Copley  iu a family piece.  "It wants but one thing," said tho  man 011 septus thc finished picture,  "and that Is tho portrait of my first  wife.   This oue is iny second."  "But," replied the artist, "she is  dead. What can I do? She must  come In ns an angel."*  "Oh. no; no angels for mc. She  must come In as a woman."  The portrait was added, but several  months elapsed before the man again  called nt Copley's studio, and when ho  did n strange lady held on to his arm.  "I must have another sketch from  your hand, Copley," said he. "An accident befell -my second wife. This  lady is my third, and she has come to  have her likeness Included In the family picture."  The painter introduced the likeness  of wife No. 3, and the man expressed  himself satisfied with the portraits of  his three spouses. But the lady remonstrated. Never was such a thing  heard of. Her predecessors must go.  TJto artist painted them out Then  the man disputed the . price. Copley  sued him, and his son, the future Lord  Lyndhurst, slgnnlizcd his call to tho  bar by gaining his father's cause.  "Why don't you marry your star? I  know she is in love with you."  "Not for mine," replied the stage  beauty's press agent. "I'll stick to a  steady job."���������Philadelphia Ledger.  Take  no substitutes    for    Wilson's  Fly Pads.   No other fly killers compare with them.  An Author's Mastery of the Science of  Navigation.  "By the end of the week, teaching  myself," writes Jack London In Harper's Weekly of his mastery of the science of navigation, "I was able to do  divers things.   For instance, I shotthe  North star, at night, of. eourse-"-got" Its  altitude, corrected for index error, dip,  etc., and found our latitude.   And this  latitude agreed with the latitude of the  previous noon.corrected by dead reckoning  up  to  that moment    Proud?  Well,  I  was even- prouder with my  next miracle.   I was going to turn in at  9 o'clock.    I worked out the problem  self instructed and learned what star  of the first magnitude would be passing the meridian around half-past 8.  This star proved to be Alpha Crucis.   I  had never heard of the star before.   I  looked it up on tho star map.   It was  one of the stars of the Southern Cross.  What, thought I! nave we been sailing  with the Southern Cross in the sky of  nights and uever known it?   Dolts that  we   are!    Gudgeons   and   moles!    I  couldn't believe it.    I  went over the  problem again aud verified it.   Charmi-  an had the wheel from S till 10 that  evening.    I told her. to keep her eyes  open and look due south for the Southern Cross, and when the stars came out  there shone the Southern Cross low on  the horizon.   Proud? *No medicine man  nor high priest was ever prouder.  Furthermore, with the prayer wheel I shot  Alpha   Crucis   and   from   its   altitude  worked out our latitude, and still furthermore  I  shot  the North star, too,  and it agreed with what bad been told  me b.y  the Southern' Cross.    Proud?  Why, the language of the stars was  mine, and I listened and heai-d them  telling me my way over the deep."  fits  perfectly  ,b,ecause.  each garment  . is made to fit an  After it is finished and  goes to the laundry for  its final washing, each  garment is tested 'on  models ranging from 11  to 50 inch bust measurement. Thus the size is  determined accurately.  And the size as marked '  is exact, and stays so,  because Stanfield's Underwear cant shrink .nor  stretch.  Your dealer will likely have all  sizes and weights. If not, he can  get them for you.  STAOTIHaS LnilTED"  133  TRUS0, N.S.'  "What made you draw yoh razzer  when dat man said he didn't have no  kind 0' soda water flavorin' "cepp'n'  chocolate?" inquired Miss Miami  Brown.  "I's tired 0' hearin' 'bout drawin'  de color line," answered Mr. Erastus  Pinkley. "I wanted to give noVice  dat I ain' gwineter stand foh no Jim  Crow soda fountains."���������Washington  Star.  Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia,  Visit Northern Islands.  *)'ho Attorney-General and Provincial Secretary of British Columbia  have made a visit.to Queen Charlotte  Island, which indicates the growing  importance of this group. This is the  fust occasion upon which Ministers  of thc Crown havo felt it necessary to  go to that part of the province.  A Neutral Zone.  A treaty has been entered into with  tho United States to arrange a neutral zone on either side of the international boundary line in order to  prevent the erection of line houses for  the illegal sale of liquor, and the evasion of custom.0 duties.  0 Weight of a Lion.  What does a lion weigh? Those who  know the look of the king of.beasts  best and how small his little body  really is will probably come farthest  from the truth Abe-*- 300 to 350  pounds is a usual estimate, but a full  grown lion will tip the scales at no  less than 500 pounds. Five hundred aud forty pounds is the record for  au African lion [lis bone is solid and  heavy as Ivory The tiger runs the  lion very close A Bengal tiger killed  by an English oiTu-er scaled 520 pounds  A tiger this size has, however, considerably more muscular strength than  the biggest Hon  Mlnard'8 Llnlmont Curog Burns, ntc.  Get acquainted with  Black Watch  the big black plug  chewing tobacco. A  tremendous favorite  everywhere, because of  its richness and pleasing  lavor.  3200  IT takes hard rubbing to get cooked starch  * into a fabric, because cooking stnrch increases the size of its particles or colls  fourfold.  Celluloid Starch  ���������oaks into the fabric 1st ,  ha raw Btnte, fills the ,  little spaces and is then  enlarged   by  the heat  of the  iron ���������  making'  the surface per.  fectl/  smooth  and _ leaving: the  fabric thoroughly  stiffened.  II (fives greater  beauty ansf lonur-  er life to your linen.  ^ Vour grocer can supply It If you Insist.  Never Sticks. Requires no Cooking    r  The Bratitrortl SUrch Worlcs, Limited. DnuiUbnl, Can������d������    ���������  *���������<��������� IWllltMslMMMlMiilllllllll 11)1 n,'|l|| ,11 HM  Pure Nitrogen.  CliPinlcally   pmv   nitrogen,   hitherto  hi'liovod to be pnu'tir-illy unobtainable.  Is now frozen out of liquid air In the  now process of Pro'fessor II. Erdmann.  When liquid air is evaporated nt atmospheric  pressure, the  nitrogen   becomes gaseous nt  19."> degrees  below  zero nnd the oxygen at 182 degrees,  and    an    Intermediate    temperature  causes nitrogen to distill off Iri somewhat Impure, form.   The'nearly pure  gas serves the purposes for which nitrogen Is ordinarily .required.'' The new  process makes It possible to obtain the  chemically, pure, .which Is done by placing liquid air. In 11 good vacuum, when  the rapid vaporization of part of the  liquid chills the remainder, solidifying  the nitrogen  In crystals that can be  separated from the liquid oxygen left.'  SPECIAL   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 branch  office 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.  Increasing Our Ills.  It Is rattier surprising to hear that a  German doctor who has drawn up a  list of all the diseases to which the  human body is liable has returned the  number of them as only 1,100. Any one  among whoso acquaintances there Is  an amateur Invalid would have supposed that there were many more ways  of being ill than thnt. Eleven hundred Is n very poor figure for these  times too. With all tho ndvnnce made  in medlclno In the past century one expects something In six figures at least.  Still, the number of diseases known ls  mounting steadily. Thero are already  dozens of allmonis. from sleeping sickness to tennis ellow, that our fathers  never had,���������London Novtb.  Aho furnhhtd iy Martin Bil, t Wynni Co, Winning,  Ui National Dnia 4 Chtmhal Co, Wlnnlpta ami Calaartk  oat UuidtrtonBm.Ct.LU.. Vanaaum.  ENMAHSHIP^^^p'-w'AVnV,  hlllliniiyiiil .T���������le���������������iihy,iui'l ������1l  business subjects thoroutililr taught. Write  for pnrtlonlnrs. Cntnlovtucs free, Addrrss  WINNtrKO BUSINESS UOTiLKOK,  oor. Fortune Are. and 1'ortSt., WlMKU'XO.  G. W. DONALD, Manager  And  Principal    for. Fourteen    Yoars  ey ,'���������',, - .. ...  W.   N.   U.   No.   711.  w'h  ���������N  \\'r.  ' J - "\  "'      *'l  m  V    '   "  m  'MhI  1   !   ,'   ,  1   " "rf '  IIkI  m  ml  .'.if'  J"*  r  $A  3&L  i*J-> i'aI  !f?-1  f:-  .-'.*������������������  ���������a  !���������"  'ti&Mtim^  ' t   ' r Is.    " diamonds make lasting Christmas gifts.   We jg  r������ have a very large assortment to select from.  Good Quality,  $10   to   $250,  to size.  <.a  RINGS  Tie Pins, $J0 to $150. j  Brooches, $15 to $150.  Also a large line of  order.    'Phone. (i8.  '  ac  cording  loose stones, mounted to ^  I E, A, Black, the Jeweler |  ^ PHOENIX, B. C. ' gj'  &  0  s  '���������J  ������  ���������I  I  a  *������  New and Second  Hand Store  Is published every Thursday at Giceu-  wood, B C , and the price is, $5 a year,  postage free to all pat Is, of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $-".50 a year. Address all letters lo The  Ledge, Greenwood, IJ, C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GRHKNWOOD  B    C.   DEC.    3, 1908.  House Furnishings of every description. Furuiburo  Stoves, Tinware, G rah ite ware, Glassware, Carui'ls*,  lings, Etc. Plenty of Guns and Ammunition for wile.  Special prices upon certain lines of goods every week.  Inspect our stock and you will be surprised that  Greenwood    can    maintain    such   an   eHfcablishin'-iit.  ���������3  &&&&������������&ffi#*iB&99&Q99&Q$p9Q9a9*9Q������Q&99&9������3������9&Q&i������������&<S������&i  vttmsEmsBBSBaBgmaas&siEi  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  once more like to  com 111 line with  vour collateral.  birthday of Christ. As a matter of  fact the date of Christ's birth is  shrouded in mystery. During the  past twenty centuries it has been  set by the church at different dates*  in the year but it was finally de  cided to call it December 2*)th,  no doubt in harmony with the  action of the sun. the light of the  world.   Sleighsjfor boys, eirlsand babies.  Goods  right,  Rue Bros.  peices right, at Mc-  You must  loved.  love if you would be  Livery Stable  Greenwood. The most durable and stylish cutters, sleighs and  carriages in the Boundary. Turnouts furnished with or without  drivers. Prompt service day or night. Draying to any part of  the city or country.  BUCKLES  j  ���������n^-^^wiB;iB.-w������ii^^  Tiikkb are signs of a bnikenien's  strike upon the C. P. R.  Vaxcouvuii seem0, to be a Mecca  for the lawyers of the interior.  LsVmni'R  may  retire  in  a year  and hand his crown Lo Fielding.  At the coast just  now  there is  no clanger from forest fires.  Clothes may not make a  man,  but they help in his classification  This is the season   of the  year  : that we are. sure of a white Canuda  &^/^'fc/<"'i/'**'y'*V-iV''*k ���������'������*''>. ���������"'^'''i"''^  ������i IN THE WINDSOR HOTEL. -    - --  r 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 the door. Just the place  % to eat at any hour of the day or night. Drop in and introduce  A the. inner man to our gastronomical delicacies.  J fioward moorc, Proprietor.   ������*  ^09&������9e������99C9999eS������99999099etK9999������&90^^e9^&e������&9������i(SS������@  9  Tiik Letnieux  vole ol many a  Yale-Cariboo.-  Act changed the  railway  man in  Guano Forks is not heated with  hot air. The citizens are still using  wood and coal.  The aifections of a man cannot  be held very long by a woman unless she rbeys him.  Ttmk brings many, changes. A  cup of coffee can now be bought for  live cents in Nelson.  A kike brigade has been organized in Prince Rupert. The rain  brigade will come, later.  Kings Liquer Scotch Whiskey  12 Years Old  J. W. liurmesters White Port.  ,las. Honnessy-& Go's 3-Star Brandy.  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.C.    .  Chiust.mas is jusp around the  v'oriH'i' and the boys and girls arc  getting their socks uiended.-  Liquok is being sold in Prince  Rupert.in..spite oi_the_iacb_that_the.  Empire wishes to make it a water  town.  Busi.vi'ss is growing better in  this province and signs of a land  boom in the spring are verj* apparent.  All newspapers in B. C. are uot  broke. The Nelson News recently  paid $14,000 for a building, and  employs a janitor.  The election of .Taft does not  seem to raise the price of silver.  The unfortunate white metal has a  hard struggle to keep from making  a low record.  Tiieue is not much excitement  in Nelson, although some of the  inhabitants of that city claim that  the Queen Victoria will make a  second Granby and be employing  500 men some time next stunner.  Beer, Porter, Soda Water  Are our three Specialties.   Our new Brew  House  is   the   largest  in  the  Boundary.  Phoenix = Brewing = Co.  5  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood \  or pitl  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at .any hour, day or night.  McClung &  Goodeve,   Propr's.  The Arlington  Copper St.;" Oreenwood  None but the best brands of  Liquors and Cigars. Morning  bracers and evening high-balls  always within easy reach of the  baikeop.   Nicely furnished rooms.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop,,  TO   DKLINQUKNT  C0-O1VNKKB  To J. P. Myers Gray {nnil to tlio Entnto of Ilia  Into Jiidf,u Lcatny, or to whomsoever llioy  mnyhnvo transferred tlioir IntorostH In tho  Jonny Fraction Mineral Claim, Hitiiateilln  Deadwood crimp, Greenwood   Mining in-  vision of yalo Dlitrlct. FI. C,  You nro hereby notified that I have expend���������!  ���������������100 upon tlio iiliovn mineral e-liilm, nnd that If.  within IX) days from the (Into of this notice, you  full or refuse tv> contribute your proportion of  the abovo mentioned   ourn, stoKellier with the  cpata of n.dvortlslni' your Intercuts In tlio mid  claim will baaorna tho proporttr at the undersigned under Section  i of the Mlnornl Act  Amendment Act, low.  NovomberO.liX-g. JOHN LUOY.  . In an article -written for a "New-  York magazine John D. Kocke-  feller says that it is better to giva  than receive. Perhaps John is  going to chauge bis ways or else  he is just a plain humorist without  knowing it.  Hakd water is none too good for  drinking purposes, owing to the  lime that it contains. Its use is  liable to cause a form of dyspepsia.  For drinking" it is better to boil  hard water and allow it to settle  before using.  In many of the mining towns of  B. C. the people aro prone to talk  about the good times that are always coming iii the future. A  Chinaman was asked why he left  Rossland the other day. He blandly smiled and said: "Geo CM!  Lossland too muche by aud bye."  Nelson must bo largely an agricultural center. A real gold brick  was brought to that city from  Salnio a few days ago, and more  than half of the populntion did  not get excited or even see it. If  it had been a big apple tho brass  band would have been called out  and extra illuminations strung  over the city.  The Hindus seem to be reluctant to leave B. 0. A few doses  of zero weather might make them  move.on to Honduras. As they do  not eat enough of the right food  for a cold climate, ib is a pitiable  sight to see them slouching along,  shivering like adog with the ague.  A fat Hindo has yet to be found in  this province.  The sun is the cause of Christmas. Long years ago the natives  in Northern Europe .by careful  watching discovered that the sun  quit going south on December 21,  and after standing still for three  days commenced to come north  again upon the *25fch. Hence they  rejoiced upon that day and so do  we, although *he majority of people think thut Christmas  is tho  Oost of Printers' Strike  The co&t to the. members of the  International Typographical Union  to secure the eight-hour day from  the opening of the contest up to  May 31st, 190S, was $4,513,970.G4,  aud this amount does not include  local funds or money derived from  local assessments that have'" been  expended in the eight-hour fight.  It is estimated, however, that-such  expenditures aggregated ������350,000  during the three years. This is a  grand total of S'1,8G3,970.G4. '  That the money was- well spent  is proved by Ihe fact that nearly  fifty thousand members are working under much better, conditions  than formerly and have some timo  to spend with their families.  The printers' strike reaffirms the  truth of the old saying that "the  only .way to light the devil is with  fire," that, is, fight capital with  hard cash. During the three ypars  of the strike there wasn't a wife or  child of a striking printer who went  without a meal or proper nourishment. The Tvpothotae was perhaps the stroiig.-st> organization of  employers ever formed ou the continent, and had been organizing  for a number of years." The printers paid, their striking members a  wage nearly equal to that "which  they would have received had they  accepted the terms of --their employers.  The strike conclusively proved  that there is not a. corporation or  combination of corporations on  the'eontiuent that can face a strike  with cash behind it for a lengthy  period. " They haven't the cash,  and their shareholders want dividends, not strikes.  At their last convention the  Western Federation of miners decided to place thtrinselves iu a po  sition to meet any difficulties that  may ari-e, an I should any serious  differences ari.-ii-. it will be tlie  mine ownen* who will do the  crawling. . "Mine manager's may;  discharge every man who wears a  union burton, Innj all workingmen*  are the same, and will-insist on  their rights. These' rights can  only be maintained through united  effort, and the rallying point of  this united effort' will always be  "tlieirriibnT' SoTlie mi'ne~"n* smelter  foreman who discharges a good  man on account of his unionism is  simply ..doing missionary work for  the union. Like the ostrich, he  buries his head in the sand to  escape " danger. This continent  has produced thousands of brilliant  geniuses who believed they could  destroy- unionism: The unions  are all prospering, and most of the  geniuses are in the sump, the insane asylum, or hitting the kitchen  door for a " hand-out." Like the  financial condition of the Canadian  banks, which'do a dollar, business  on a" live cent investment, they try  to do dollar thinking with a five cent  brain, and the inevitable collapse  must come.  We are now "thoroughly settled" ia our  new store in the'Guess Block with a nice  ���������* i j  new stock of  We extend to everybody a cordial invitation to call and examine our stock.   No  Trouble to Show G-oo'ds.  Watchmakers.  Jewelers.  the real happenings nor to sense  and file away in memory the  things he should know. Perhaps  there is a foolish little story, and  like a butterfly ho reads that and  then flutters away into the maze  of the , baseball games. During  broakfast his attitude toward thn������o  about him is purposeless ; he desires to add neither to their pleasure nor t.o his own. On the way  to shop or oflice his mind' is at the  mercy of every dog fight anil patent  lne'dieiiic bill board on the way, or  if he happens in with a- friend, the  subject of conversation or the direction it may take is all an accident and in the vagrant class.  What a tremendous waste of  energy ! Energy enough to move  mountains is' wasted every day' in  every city by men a'nd women  with vagrant minds. Their owners have never had a purpose in  life. The. miuds are too weak to  get back of one ruling puipose and  apply its great power to that purpose. Thus the days go on, and  men and women in the mental  wanderings often ponder upon  "the inequalities of life ! '  Christmas goods at a discount of  25 per cent during Barclay & Go's  holiday sale. 'You can save money.  Blessed   is   the   chaperon  hath eyes that see  not  and  that hear not.  who  ears  For Xmas gifts, *if you wish  fresh stock���������the latpst and newest  things out���������go to McRae.Bros.  The hurt resulting from falling  in love is apt to be painful���������for a  short time. .  .'.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nel-'  son have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat couutry and the blue  Pacific. ���������   ���������  During courtship a man's word  goes about ten times as far, as it  does after the fifth year of marriage.  A choice and varied assortment  of dolls at J. L. Coles.  Tho head, like the stomach, is  inosti easy infected with poison  when it is empty.  Portrait, enlargements done at  the New Art Store, from SI ������o ������25.  When a woman doesn't know  what else.to do she eats a chocolate sundae.  General Merchants, Midway, B. 0.  Hay ancl .Grain always  ' -on hand;   Sleighs, and  ��������������� >Vap;ons and Implements  v of all ( kinds carried  in  stock.     The, very' best ,  at,, right   prices,  goods  NELSON, B; C.  WHOLESALE  .    '       '     -DEALERS IN   ^ t|  Produce   and ' Provisions'  Frank Fletcher' .'.  Puovincial Land Surveyor,  i������.        ~        ---   * i    i. ' --     *���������  .  " -     -        Nelson, B. C."  Tobaccos, Pipes,' and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  J. P. FLOOD  You have a long time to live yet'.  Decorate vour homes with pictures  from the New Art Store. '   ,  _ There's lots of pleasure to bo derived from decceiving a deceiver. .  ' Christmas cards of  many  aud prices <at J. L.-'Coles.  " '  kinds  Some people,can't even'be crazy  without attracting attention'..  Buy 3'ou rrChristmas goods from  Barclay & Co.; -25 per cent, off  everything in the store.. Nothing  reserved] *j  The Ledge will 'send _ a copy of  Float to any address for 25  cents.  Wanted���������To buy from 10 to 20  pair of second-hand blankets. Apply to J.' W. Mellor, Commercial  hotel.   The Rev. F. E. Oliver, the Kansas revivalist, has issued an open  letter to Mr. Bryan, urging him to  become an evangelist and predicting that he would become the  equal of the Apcstle Paul. "Twelve  years ago," writes Mr. Oliver, "I  wrote you a letter iu which I stated  my conviction that you should  preach the Gospel, and added the  statement that if you would consecrate your wonderful talents to  God as an evangelist the Bryan of  the twentieth century would equal  the Paul of the first century, as'a  champion of the cause of Christ."  No doubt Mr. Oliver is very much  in earnest, but it strikes ub he is a  trifle hard on Paul.���������The Maiden  (Wash.) Herald.  Sleds and sleighs for boys, girls  and babies at J. L. Coles.  Barclay & Co. are offering their  en tire stock of holiday (jodds at  one-quarter off.    Buy early.  Jealousy declines to listen, to  rea5on-because~"it; "doesn't "believe  there is such "a thing.  Pictures from  New Art. Store.  10 cts. up at the  The only  those iu the  taker," .  ^harmless  hands of  fools   are  the  under-  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  If you would keep your friends,  don't get into the habit of using  them.  Toys to suit the juvenile eye and  heart at J. L. Coles.  THE^  Mainland  -....��������� .Cigar  Is smoked in every camp, town',  city and hamlet in British. Columbia. Tt is made in Vancouver-by  Wm. .Tieljen and. sold on the  road by  Nat Darling.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed andi  ^Repaired. ' Agent for  BSaifie Bros'  '-.'*'-    "    *' Ordered  CTotbiug-..  '��������� .' ^'_���������*-���������  ASSAYING  Guld, Silver ami Copper. Euoli-SOc.  ;   ,.;<>, G. WKST, 830 "Richards St..  " VANCOUVER, B.C.  Hotel.  Gifeenaiood,  The oldest hotel in the city,  B. C;  and still  under the same -Management. Rooms,  comfortable,-meals equal to any in thecity, and thc bar sppplies only the best..  Corner of Greenwood and Government;  streets. -  J. W. T-lelson  It is a natural law that the  chronic knocker is at last knocked  out with the recoil of his own  blows.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  Mfimms&a^HfriAVsm  Have You a Vagrant Mind?  The action of some human  minds is like the flight of the butterfly. That insect flutters along  in a seemingly aimless, drunken  fashion. There is a littlespurt up,  a sliding1 down again toward tho  earth, a bearing to the right or to  the left, as if each second brought  with it a change of purpose. The  action of other-minds is like the  flight of the .Tune bug, which lumbers along until it goes full tilt  against" something, then falls,  struggles back to its feet, takes  wing for nowhere, aud repeats the  misfortune.  .These traits of character in the  butterfly and the June bug are to  be found in tho action of the minds  of millions of mon and women.  In tho course of tho day the energy  of the mind is directed against  thousands of things unnecessarily.  ���������It lumbers along without any  mapped course, a vagrant in the  worst sense of tho word.  Take the average man with tho  vagrant - mind. .With * a morning  paper he- ' wanders aimlessly  through the news columns with  no effort to find out systematically  NOTICE  3>I0IrV/9  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class   meals    and   rooms.  Railroad men, miners aud  others  will find a pleasant home at this  hotel. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the'tnost popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  NELSON, B. O.  -Now Under Old and Original  -   Management.  E. E. PHAIR  -   MANAGER  C^Gentlemen, Do you like your  clothes to Fit You? Suits and  Overcoats $15 to $50, Tailor made,  to fit you. Union Label. Absolute and unconditional satisfaction  guaranteed. It costs nothing to try  WM. WALLAGE  WINNIPEG AVE., CRAND FORKS  ^Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllf-^  j  H. BUNTING  |  l*C0NTRACT0R. S  I ESTIMATES I  | ' GIVEN. I  j Dealer in all kinds of Rough  | and Dressed Lumber,- Win-  | dows, Doors, Shingles, Brick,  j Cement, etc.  j Shop Phone, 65.  ' Lumber Yard Phone, 2C  GKO. P. WELLS,  Proprietor.  TOMKINS.I  Ulaiiager..  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. .Telephone  in every room. Finest lavatories in'B. C. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   /Jritish" Columbia.  HEHRY   STEGffi.   PROPH.'  that I, Vto.uk Hall, of Anuconilu,  niiplylnif to tlio SuiiiTlntiiniluiit  > Police, nt thu exiilrrstluii ol ono  Liquor jMumifto Art,  TnltoNotlco that I, Ifnirik  U. &.,'ntond  of Provincial . ���������..,;���������, ... .....^ ������..,.. ,.. ... ,..,u  month from tlio statu liorcor, for mi liotul IJuuntjo  lor tlio |iri'iril������un ������ntmito on Lot 7, (Hock 18, In  tlio Towimlto of Anaroiifk, II. (J.  Dated this -ttli ilny of November, W08.  FKANK UEIiL,  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO B. O,  Is a comfortable home .for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PA.PWORTH.  MINEKAL AOT  Certificate of Improvements  Noncis  '���������I'andro', "Mlnornl   Clnlm,'   sltuiito' hi   tlio  Oreenwood Mliilns? Division of Ynlo Dla-  'trlot. ��������� Where 'ociUcdi' At Camp MoKlnncy.  TAKB NOTICE thnt SamuoIT. Lnrsen, Froe  ItltKir'B Oortlllonto No, B Mim, nnd   AIox 1).  Mnnlntyra, Official AdmliilBtrntor.of the estntc'  nnd   ellects   of   Kdwurd   JnmcH,    (lerennod.  Froo   Minor's    Certltlcnto   No,   H  1)3151*, Intend, sixtydays from date hereof, to nmily to the  MliiiniC;Kecorilor for'n, Cortlllcnio q������ .Improve-  merits, for tho I'lirnose of obtnliilntf n Crown  Grant of the above claim,  And further tnko notlco tlmt nct'or,,  under  Motion   87, must   ho .t'oiTiinoiicod  before  tho  lBKiianrc of Huch Cortlllcnto of Iinprovemonts  /Jilted thin 18th day of Ootobw, A. D. 1WW,  H. T. LAI'SEN.  AliBX. D. MA0INTYRE,  Offlolal Administrator,  ft Regular monthly meetings of  ���������jy^f Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  /V* & A. M., aro held on'tho first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, "Wood block, Government  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. BIRNIK, Soorotnry,  W*C     Jklf   Greenwood Miners'  . - r.    111.  UDio������. No- 22> W.  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:80.  ,  Also in hall at   Mother Lotlo -mine!*1  Friday evenings at 7:80.  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary.  Cbe Pacific fiotcl...  Is under tho management of Greig  & Morrison. The Rooms aro Comfortably furnished, and the bar.con-  tains tho best, brands' of wines,  liquors and cigars.        s   "  Cbe Pacific 0af<...  Is the best-appointod Restaurant in  the interior of British Columbia.  The best cooks and most attentivo  waiters only employed. Open all tlio  time.  Mns. Giiisr'a, Pkoimuetki'mb.  "**  The Hotel Slocan        ';  Three Forks, B. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. .Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Hiyew, Prop'


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