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SS.'OO hats for..-   312.50 suits' for.'. ......  : 9 CO '  ���������-J2.00 hats [nr* :  U  , -We are overstocked in seveial lines and to reduce bur-stock we'aro  selling1 at. greatly red need'prices, 'commencing* December''10th''and  continuing"until Christina's, FOR, CASH ONLY.; ��������� '   /. '_ /\   ' ���������,  " "'.$ ,7.50  ..SI 50  .. 3 50  ..-2 23  ..  1 F0  [ A full line of Fancy Di ess Shirts reduced from $2,00 and $1.50 lo $1.50'  and Sl.OO. ir " ���������   '���������   ,1 '   -" /'      '      ,   - ���������'      '   .     '  A special line of,heavy underwear, Regular -J3.0O, now'jtJ 25;   Suits  all (>izuy*fi*bm.ai to 40. "- ' ' '  Any Sweater in'thc House'at 25 per cent: Discount.  Miners' nailed ehi ("���������, $\ and fs 50 lines for SI; %\ for f\, ���������<  We have* the lanrCnt stock of Crockery in tho Boundary District, and  will give von a chance" to net-it chean. '   ,' *  All our oy-pieco" Dinner,Sets, regular,$18 00, now ^13.50.'  A nice blue'  design, gold,tiaeou' pattern, 106'piccep, icgular'^O.OO, now-f 15 00.   A  new line white, gold traced pattern, lOfi piece.**, tegnlar *f20, now $lb.  A line of China which'wo will sell at bin ieduction    Also a beautiful  lino t ".Carvers for Christinas Turkey  *     "All Goods Marked in Plain Figures. .    -  EHOLT, B. C.     '���������  I The'leading hotel of the city and  headquarters for those engaged in  mining, railroading or commercial  pursuits. ,  W.   S.   TORNEY,   PROPRIETOR.  Hardwaie, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  I      "    " *      ��������� ~ ^l^S^&^������BS  , S. BAKER  Provincial Assayerand Ore  Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited. Samples  recofve,prompt attention.  O. BOX   183.   OllEENWOOl),   Yi.   O.  ^i^^w^  -V hj,   ~~���������y.  No.-23' ''  i * j  was  ��������� ���������$  Manicure Sets, "* Fancy Perfumes,    Hand-Painted China,  Toilet Sets,       'Plate Mirrors,     "~ Cut Glass Pieces,  Mlitary Brushes, Evening Fans,  r Shaving Sets,  Ebony Brushes,    Smokeis'Trays,    Card Ca3es,  Atomize'rs, Silver Soap Boxes, Pocketbooks,  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  ������3. ,& mk $ 0o.. Kelson  The "Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C., has a line or nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain town ol the Great West. A  ; glass of aqua pura ijiveu free with  spirits nicnti.  'assiii  ?&&������9&&tteQtt&s&<&&&&999Q&  The ice meu are putting up theii  annual harvest. , ''  John- Mulligan'of  Phoenix  In the city yesterday.''  Howard and Mrs. -Moore spent u  coupleof days' in *Eho!t thin week  Tbe Greenwood Hockey club hai  been organized with;Dr. W. E.  Spankie as insinagei'.  - Born���������In-Greenwood, Monday.  December 14, 190S,"* to Mr. and  Mis, George'Evans, a ym.  The court of revision for thecity  ? Gu-enwood will   bo held   Monti 'y next,   21.it ins-t., at 7:30 p. in.  The bazaar of the Methodist  church last, week was well palton-  ized and a large amount of cash  ������������������(������������������ili'/ed.  Cut Glass Bottles,  Hand Bags,    '  Guitars,  Banjos.  "Tobacco Jars,       Ladies Pursos,  Eyeglass Chains,    Cigar Cases,  Mandolins,  - Accordions,  Mouth Organs  Violins.  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO.  The Store of Quality.  E.  a.  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  " rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  V.'CHISEOLM, Pbopjmbtor.  B*lrfetgaE������ai^^  J. B. Cameron  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C,  Commencing Saturday Dec.5th, wo will place on sale our  entire stock of Staple aud Fancy Dry Goods at a discount of  25  PER  OEiyT.  One quarter off 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. Millinery.  GREENWOOD  , Dealer in  _ Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.  Heavy Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  .>  FERRY, HASH.  GeneralMerchant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Hoots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc.  Oats and Northwest Seed "Winter  Wheat.  -*��������� ,1     I.  ,111  T^EpOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  tl*e safe.  Medorje   &   TFcgilllis  j-^^^^^^^^i^^^^^^.-^^^,  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite tho Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at tho service of those in Eearrh of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the raonn-  taiiiB and a pleasure to drummors with big truuks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -'      PROPRIETOR  The .Heading Club will meet at  the Lome of Mrs. E. ��������� \V\ Bishop  Monday afternoon, the 21st inst.,  at 3 o'clock.  Charles P. Stall oi Chewelah,  Wash., was a visitor in the city  last week. Charlie is one of iho  Boundary old-timers.  There will be a meeting ol the  Curling club in tlie rink this even-  ���������njr ar 8 o'clock for the election of  ���������-.kips and other business.  J. II. Macfarlane wishes to thank  'be brigade and many friends for  iheir endeavors to' eVve his prop-  ' r ty at the fire last week.  The Owls spent a very enjopable  evening at 'their regular meeting  Monday evening. A number of  owlets started on their hoo-hoo!  career.  Posters are out announcing the  ninth annual ball of the local  lodge, Knights of Pythias, to be  held on the evening of New Year's  day, January 1, 1909.  A number of Greenwood Conservatives -went over ' to Grand  Forks yesterday to attend the  banquet given to Martin Burrell,  M. P. for Yale-Cariboo.  Sinking was started lastweek on  the Diamond-Texas from the 100-  leveli" It-is expee'ea the "vein will  be encountered at a depth of about  170 feet from the surface.  Duncan Eoss returned from Ottawa Friday last and left for the  coast Saturday. It is not yet  definitely settled where the new  federal buildings will be erected.  A survey has been made for the  electric power line for the Jewel  Syndicate. The line will be run  from near the Mother Lode to the  Jewel, this being the most direct  route.  Jas. C. Dale returned from Carmi last week. In the will of the  late Jos. Devlin Mr. Dale is named  as tho principal legatee. The  value of the property is about  $10,000.  There will be a joint installation  of the Phoenix and Greenwood  Masonic lodges in Phoenix, Monday evening, the 28th inst. Jas.  S. Birnie.'E. W. D. D. G. M. will  be the installing oflicer.  The Skyline Minstrels will be iu  the Auditorium Saturday evening  with a complete line of new and  second-hand jokes. Patrons are  expected to furnish their own hen  fruit. Hear them aud look at  their teeth���������.  Boundary Falls.'  S. Moote,   li.   A.,* has  resigned  the position of teacher at  Bound  ary  Falls,   to takp  effect- at- the  elo;*e of the term, Dec. 31.  -The C. P. E. has - gang of men  building a bridge on the" public  road over Boundary creek, west of  the dump at the smelter. ,       ,    '  P. F. Hoosa, who has been in  New York on business in connection with the Dominion Copper  company, left there on the lOlb  inst. After a stop over'in Salt  Lake City he is'expected back  about the 20th of this,month.  You have a long time to live yet.  Decoiate vour homes with pictures  from the New Art Store.  City Council.  The fidy council met Monday  evening, all the members being  present. Minutes of the previous  meeting were read and adopted.  co-.niuoic.mo.Y'"'.  Fsom the fire chief reporting  fires, also stating that he had inspected chimneys on Copper street.  Eeceived and filed.  From secretary of U. B. O. M.,  asking- for full representation at  the annual meeting in "Vernon,  .January GUi. Eeceived and filed.  . From the Jewel syndicate',*, asking permission to e'rosq city farm  with power line.-   Granted. "  The water committee reported  th.it low pressure was due to screen  at Lind creek re.ser.voir being damaged, but obstractious had been removed. The reservoir was emptied  to allow of repairs being made, and  required 24 hours to fill.  A tender for laying pipe for B.  C. Copper service was received  from E. W. Bishop. The clerk  was instructed to inform the company that the approximate cost for  putting in a f inch service would  he S350, and for a 2-inch service  S500.  Fire ancl light committee reported having instructed fire chief  to examine all chimneys and report  within 48 hours.  Following accounts were ordered  paid :  Bealey Investment Co $157 50  E. T. Wick wire '... 157 50  i'irp.department...... _83 00  U. W. Bishop "..:...- .*.... -"~G2 00  Canadian General Electric Co...     6 11  J). O. McKay     26 68  Steam Laundry      2 00  F. C. Buckless      7 00  N. M Dewar         75  Smith & McEwan     12 80  Barclay & Co      6 75  Hunter-Kendrick Co      1 00  Eussell-Latv-Caulficld Co... .7..,        60  A committee composed of the  mayor, and Aldermen Fleming and  Wilson was appointed to draft a  new fire protection by*iaw and report at next meeting.  Clerk was instructed to write  owner of Eiverside livery re fire  which occurred owing to non-compliance with fire protection bylaw,  and requesting him to pay the 825  expense of brigade turning out.  Alderman Wilson gave notice  that he would at next meeting ask  leave to introduce a new fire protection bylaw.  Council adjourned.  ���������an i-it down in honest confeience,  if they will look Vine another  -traight in the eye and tell oue another the absolute truth.' I believe  that when that, is done the 'day of  conflict between labor and-ctpital  is at an end.      , **  I,have never* been one to believe  that you help labor by denouncing  capital. J am one'of those who believe that there is not, one wrong  that labor suffer", which it did not  bring on Itself. , I do,not. believe,  either, that any of ns vare ooor because we cannot get 'rich,' or because we can not get rich honorably.  I believe that if labor will doits  own duty, all tbe misery and all  Ihe Buffering that labor* 1ms endured from the. beginning of the  world will end.'  '<"���������������  vt-*  Vl,  ���������������  ""The zinc plant for the Bluebell'^".i  mine will start this week. * ���������  Captain D. C.*McMorris will -be'. i"'  a candidate"for aiayor of Nelson. -   -A  The ore shipments for, the Kaslo , ',''-  and Slocan districts-so far,for this > , -  year have been 12,000 tons.'  C.   E.  Mellisb,   a   well known     ��������� ;  Vancouver    commercial   traveler, .  ,  '"  died in Vernon last week of typhoid :'    -  fever. . . - ' ". .  r   ^i  Our grocery stock is complete in  eperything���������freih and up-to-date  Russell-Law-Caiilficld Co.  Phoenix K. of-P.  Vt the regular muring of Phoenix lodge, No. 28, Knights of  Pythias, held last week, the following officers were elected :  E. J. Gardner, O. C.  J. W. Ilaiman, V. C.  Cuss." McKay, Prelate.  r Fred Fraham, M. of W.  ���������E. H. McCracken, K. E. S.  Rev. S. Lundie, M. of F.  Gilbert Kay, M. of E.  James Bateman, M. at A.  J. D. McLean, I. G.  Joseph Burby, O. G.  For Xmas gifts, if you wish  fresh stock���������the latest and newest  things out���������go to McRae Bros.  An ounce of loyalty is worth a  pound of cleverness.  In^ Phoenix D. J. Matheson has  the agency for nearly all the best  life, fire and accident insurance  companies.   He  glass, and if you are looking for  insurance drop him a line .with  particulars of what you want.  7 Vernon has a moek parliament^,  I Nothing to do   with   tho "parlia- '  menfary -mockery that has -n'een  running in Ottawa for a number of  years. - -        * ���������"  *'  At the\M"ollie Gibsou mine there {  is said to be1 a 10-foot ledge 'which' -  assays ������17 in gold clear across the"  face.    Another   ledge two aud  af  half feet in  width -has been  uncovered which goes Sol to the ton.  The Penticton Press is endeavor-,  ing to reform the police service'of- .  Vernon.   .Penticton   must   be ']au  exemplary town if the editor has'to--"'  go so far from  home to "find "ma- ���������  terial   for   a   reform   campaign���������  Keremeos Trumpet. >   , ���������, .  Up in Hedley the people have   ,,  troubles of their own... -Wood is a  burning question,   electric  liglvts "  have ceased to shine when they are ".  most needed, and  water  will, soon  be retailing at so much  per drop. .--  There is still plenty of free ozone. ���������_ -  ���������Keremeos Trcmpeq. ' '  Walker's excellent weekly   has ���������-,  an article on  "Improving Profligacy in Hens."   There is only one>" -  conclusion.    The Okanagan "is so *  blamed prosperous that the hens  also insures plate uave become extravagant and are'  now   scratching the splendid   resources of the Land of the Big Red <  apple into smithereens.���������Vancou?  ver Sunset.  Pneumonia.  rQQ9QQQ9Q������Q99Q999999*009Q&li^999S<09Q098Q������999VQ9eeCi������  Dealers in  pfesh and Salt Meats, pish and Poultry  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  ���������..���������;' the Kootenay.  @wm������memQGQ9m3Gmmw^o^3Q������m<sm������emm&3������  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  Low Bound Triy Eates 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  bo oo salo from Nov. 21, and  limitod to live months from date  of issue.  Fluent K������|iilpinnnt.   Stiinilnisl llr������t  elasH   SluopliiK   anil  TourlHt  Ciu-h  Ion nil Through Truism.  2 ITlirougli   Express Trains  DAILY.  THE   "TORONTO EXPRESS"  f.oavec Winnipeg- at 22.10 making connections nt Toronto for  all points east ami west thereof.  Aji*'ly to nearest C. P. it. Agent  for full information.  J, E. PEOOTOR,  Diet. .Passenger,* Agent,  Calgary, Alta.  W. G. McMorris, business manager of tho Nelson Daily News, was  in the city Saturday, making arrangements for write-ups of the  district, to appear in the special  edition of the News which will be  issued January 1st.  Jas. S. Birnie, R. W. D. I). G.  M., paid an oiTicial visit to Greenwood Masonic lodge Friday evening last. There were a number of  visitors present from Phoenix and  other points in the district. A  banquet was given after lodge.  Jas. S. Eirnie, D. D. G. M, of  the Masonic order iu tnis district,  will pay au oflicial visit to King  Edward lodge, Phoenix, tomorrow  (Friday) ovening. Rigs will leave  the Palace livery at 6 o'clock. All  Masons iu Greenwood and vicinity  who intend going are requested to  be on time.  For Christmas and New Year  holidays the Canadian Pacific rail-  announces a rate of fare and one-  third for the round trip. Tickets  ou sale for Christinas December 21,  22, 23, 24, and 25 ; for Now Year,  December 28, 29, 30 and 31 and  January 1, final return limit on  ull tickets January 0, ll)0i).  Tho ladies at tho Mother Lode  mine will give a Christmas tree  and Dance Christmas Evo. There  are 77 children to be made happier  than usual that evening, and each  ono will receive presents amounting to between $6 and ������10. The  fund for theso gifts and tho dance  is raised by voluntary subscriptions  at tho initio, and thc boys dig down  deop in their pockets.  The largest variety of Fancy  Hand-painted China in Greenwood,  reasonable prices, at Cole's.  Chapter of Accidents.  What may be termed a chapter  of accidents occurred during the  past week to residents. . The Star  is glad to be informed that nothing  so serious as permanent disablement of,any of the injured is likely  to take place. The most sciious  mishap was that which befell Eert  Thomas, who slipped from a load  of hay between horses and wagon,  causing them to run away and inflicting brutees which will confine  him to his room for some time.  Mr. Thomas lost a valuable horse  by this accident, for die team speil  iiwity, and in crossing the Tula-  mcon bridge lurched over the railing, resulting in the death of one  of the team.  George Graham had a similar accident while going to tho railroad  camp, having fallen from tho wngon  to the ground, suffering what is  feared to be an internal injury.  A broken right forearm was the  result of n slide down a steep incline on which Gordon Waddell  lost control of his youthful feet,  falling heavily. Dr. Hchon reduced tho fracture and tho young  patient is doing well. ���������-Similka-  moen Star.  The most effective weapon with  which to fight pneumonia is fresh  air, aud lots of it.  The fact that pneumonia might  be simply called a shutting off of  oxygin shows  how   important it is  to give.the patient plenty 'of air.  In one large New  York' hospital  sufferers from the disease "are carried to the roof and kept there day  and night. When your child grows  ill, move to the largest and sunniest room in  the house and open  the windows.    If it is too colcMor  that,  have another room  near by  into   which  the patient   may   be  moved at least three .times a day  to permit a thorough ventilation of  the" sick room.    All   unnecessary  furniture and all pictures, hangings and other impedimenta should  be taken out of both rooms.  An attack of pneumonia begins  in a manner which suggests a very  bae cold. The patient has a chifl  and a fever and suffers from pains  in the side. A cough soon appears  and the breath becomes short and  quick. The valiant battle of tho  overworked heart is indicated by a  quick pulse and flushed cheeks.  Soon there are signs of great exhaustion, with headache, sleeplessness and sometimes delirium.  During all of this period tbe  blood is waging a tremendous war  upon the invading germs. If it is  destined to lose, the exhaustion  will grow more and more marked,  and the patieut will die. Eut if  it is destined to win, there will  come a time���������it will be betweeu  the fifth and tenth day���������when tho  patient will suddenly seem brighter.  The temperature will fall, the  breathing will be more regular, and  the violent junipiug of the pulse  will cease. When this happens it  N* a sign that tho battle is won. -  Delineator.  A sad accident occurred at the  Wood McNabb's mill on Tuesday  last. A young man named Fred  Anderson, about 23 years of age,  was skidding logs, when the eant-  hook slipped from some cause. The  deceased wsis thrown down-with  great force and -his-neck broken.  When picked up he was'quite  dead.���������Fernie Ledger.  The Eeeo mine at Sandon is in a  position to ship a carload of ore a  day all through the winter. Shipments are at present hampered on  account of the ore having to be  packed down, and the pack train  is inadequate to handle even 25  per cent of the tonnage that can be  produced. A pile of 5,000 sacks is  ready for rawhiding as soon as  sufficient snow falls.  There are some huge peat fields  in British Columbia, and between  Golden and Donald on the Columbia river there is one of importance, says the Revelstoke Observer.  These peat fields may become tho  source of a new industry. By a  German process it is possible to  produce 1G3 quarts of alcohol from  a ton of dry peat, besides 66 pounds  of sulphate of ammonia.  week    what  in  a  fatalty  At Phoenix last  might have resulted  occurred in the Hiew York town"  site. A young man in bidding his  adieus at a house in which he had  been calliug, stepped back off the  porch and landed head first among  the kail stumps, rendering him unconscious for a time. No serious  injuries have resulted from the acr  cident. l  Sleighsjfor boys, cirlsand babies.  Goods right, peices right, at Mc-  Kae Bros.  Splendid a**sortment of Ladies'  Iland Bags at Cole's Book Store.  The old soldier was in a talkative mood. Did I ever see Wellington ? Why, 0' course I did.  I was lying 011 the ground when I  'card the sound 0' 'osses 'oofs, and  soon a voice called out,: Is that  you, Saunders? I knowed the  voice in a hins-jtant���������it was tbe  Dook of Wellington. Yes, sir,  says I, most respectful. Come 'ere,  says tho dook. I n'z reluctant  from the ground, for I was tired  out. He soz to me when I came  near him: Saunders, I want you to  go back 'ome. Why ? sez I. Because you are killin' too many people, sez  went.  tho dook.     And 'ome 1  Labor and Capital,  Wlddowson, Aosayor, Nelson, B, C.  John Mitchell recently delivered  au address on "Uow to End Labor troubles." Among other  things he said ;  "1 do not believe that in our  country there should be an irreconcilable conflict between labor  and capital. Notwithstanding the  fact that I have gone, through quite  a number of strikes I have not  abandoned my opinion that if the  representatives of labor and capital  The lCootemiy Belle reigns supreme in many a camp.    It is 0  cigar that brings delight nudjip-  can bo brought together ; if thoy I prcciation whorovcr nuioked.  The biggest and finest line of  confectionery in (own. Russell-  Law-Caulfield Co.  Speak today what you think is  true, and contradict it nil tomorrow if necessiiry.  A cur of Purity flour- just arrived.    Riif'st'11-f.aw-CaiiHield  Co,  A larger blower is being"*'put in  at the Trail smelter to replace two  smaller   ones,   which   have   been  fouud  inadequate for current requirements. The now blower when  installed will be the largest in any  smelter  in    thc   Kootenays.   . In  order to enlarge the ^capacity for  reducing gold-copper ore a small  copper furnace is being increased  in size, and when finished  it will  be the biggest in the smelter plant.  This  will  give the plant live large  furnaces.    The steel building over  tho furnaces is now completed.   It  is larger than the old woodeu structure and is better ventilated and  cooler, making the smelter a better place to  work in.    Brick fire  walls are being put in between the  different   portions   of  the  plant.  These walls, together with the steel  structure,  reduce tho chances of  fire and cut down  the cost of insurance.      Tho   lead   refinery   at  preseut is turning out about Mxty  tons of lead a day.    The plant can  make 75 tons a day and,  as tbe  demand  for lead is increasing, it  will not bo long before an increased  quantity will be manufactured.  Our clothing sale still on. Come  in Mild get some of the bargains  before they are all gone. Russell*  Lsuv-Caulfield Co.  Job Printing at, The Ledge.  Never do anything disagreeable,  but seek even in your anger to  please in whatovor you  do or say.  All the latest books in fine holiday editions, and the standard  poets in elegant leather editions,  at Coles' Book Slore.  "-���������v'R  \'"-,M  \<tfi  m  "di  ���������J  - r-j-s.*  ?y  ** v  M,  mums. ,..������������������*  .i,Hi-tVAr^u.*v (.  .,'1*   " ��������� :'���������*���������;*-��������� y^'.'y  (7 i ��������� '     L   ' I  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  "r*'.. - r. _'  ER TENTS OUT.  Plans to Sleep on Ground and  Get Benefit of Earth Currents.  WHAT   HE   GOES   THROUGH.  Experiment Has Its Disadvantages, According to the Notes He Makes.  Stolen   by   Three   Tramps   While   In  Peaceful Slumber.  i  ,     [Copyright, IMS, by T. C. McClure.]  An   hour  before  Mr.   Bowser came  home to dinner the other evening an  express wagou brought a small tent to  the house, and, of course, Mrs. Bowser  Was all agog to know what was going  ^to happen.   She had made up her mlud  ' that Mr. Bowser was going to take her  to the seashore or the woods and was  looking to see  what  old 'dresses she  could   wear   when   he   arrived   home.  . .When asked about the tent he replied:  "Mrs. Bowser, have you ever heard  of Professor Baumgarten, the celebrated scientist?"  "I don't remember."  "He is tho man who discovered that  there was an electric current passing  through   the  earth   from   darkness  to  DOWSER CARltlED   THE TENT TO THE  HACK YARD AND SliT IT  OP.  sunrise and that the said current was  beneficial to many human complaints  .when rightly taken."  ' "But you have no human complaints."  1 "That's all you know about it. Be-  i.*.use I'm not complaining every few  minutes you think nothing ails me. I  Lad a little time this afternoon, and I  ���������wrote down a few of my ailments Id  this form.   There they are."  And he handed her a paper with the  following record nicely drawn up and  ������������������typewritten:  Rheumatism.  Asthma. Lumbago. Heartburn.  , Dyspepsia.    Liver comp. Catarrh.  , Flatulency.  ��������� "It's all nonsense!" exclaimed Mrs.  ���������Bowser after reading thc list. "If  there's a healthier man iu this town  than you are, I'd like to know liis"  name."  Had a Sinking Spell.  1 "Healthy! Why, I had a sinking  ���������spell not four hours ago!" he shouted.  ��������� "i'es, you probably sunk down in a  chair. Why, man, you eat enough at  every meal to do for two common men.  ,That boiled ham we had last night"���������  "Never mind thc boiled ham. It's no  nse to tell you that I may not live  three months. The doctor says it's tho  .worst complication of ailments he ever  saw. It is only after I have passed iu  my checks that you'll awake to the  fact that I was'an uncomplaining sufferer for years."  "But what about the tent? Are you  going to swallow that to cure yourself  of some of the ailments?"  "Mrs. Bowser, we'll treat this as a  Bcrious matter, a very serious matter,  or we'll shut up about it. It is no time  for sarcasm when a man's life is hanging in the balance."  "Well, then?"  "I shall put up the tent in the back  yard and sleep in it in order to get the  ground current. I have every faith in  the experiment. I believe that after  the first three nights I shall be feeling  much better. I wish you wouldn't irritate me this evening. I have been  thinking of cottins and tombstones all  day, and I have a fear that I have begun this experiment too late."  "Why, iuy dear husband, if you feel  that way, I haven't another word to  say in opposition. Go right ahead and  put up your tent and occupy it. I  don't know anything about tho electric ground current, but if it will help  even one of your ailments I shall be  thankful. You'll need a mattress, of  course?"  "So; I shall sleep on the bare ground.  I want the full effect of the current."  After dinner, which was one of the  heartiest he had eaten in a month, Mr.  Bowser carried the tent to the back  yard and set it rip. When the cook saw  what was going on she went to Mrs.  Bowser and said:  "Mum, could you get another girl  nnd let me go this evening?"  "But why, Bridget?"  ' "Because I want to be found alive In  the morning, and I see that Mr. Bowser Is fixing to explode us all. It's  the water pipes, and tlie gas pipes, and  the hot water, and the cold water, and  Ojraamite, and gunpowder, nnd the furnace, and I've .got so scared that I'm  iflndlng gray hairs In my head."  ! Made Notes of Experiment.  Bridget was quieted with a guacan-  'tee of safety, and Mr. Bowser came In  Tar an hour before retiring to get the  'electric current. During this time he  iliad��������������� great deal to say about ihe north  '���������role and tho south pol" "'H tho gulf  Ktream and finally predicted that his  sleeping In the tent might be the means  of Informing tho world the exact cause  of earthquakes, volcanoes and cyclones.  He finally hunted up pencil and paper  and took his way to the yard. As was  afterward ascertained, he made notes,  mid the notes read as follows:  "I have retired to the tent. Over  forty cats about. It may bo tho electric current of (ho earth that gives cats  nine lives.  "f have stretched myself on tho  grass. I seem to feel a vibration of the  cui'th. May be a truck going past on  the street or may be Professor Baum-  garten's electric current  "There is a quiet crackling of the  ���������grass.   Electricity must be at work.  "This is restful. I am feeling a holy  calm steal over me.  ��������� "The above mentioned holy calm was  Interrupted by a cat entering ttrs tent,  bnt I soon walked her out again.  "This is a heap better than going to  the woods. No danger of bears or  snakes, ancl you get the electric current besides.  "1 think I feel the current passing  from tho north to the south pole, but  may be mistaken.  "I was inistakou. It was only a  chicken bone under my back. Perhaps  the current is late In getting started tonight.  "Several other cats invaded the tent  to beiclubbed out.  "Just saw Mrs. Bowser at a back  window looking out. She needn't concern 'herself about me. Never was  there a more peaceful situation than  this. It combines all the advantages  of the seashore with all the comforts  of home.  "I am certain that tho electric current has now got started. For the benefit of the public I will say that tho hour  is exactly 10 o'clock. The direction is  from, north to south, sustaining the  professor's theory. I can feel it crin-  klingmiy hair and doing my flatulency  a world of good.  "I seem to hear about 200 eats on the  fence. I must wrlle the professor and  ask if cats and ground currents go  together.  "I seem to hoar footsteps nnd whispers in tho alley. That may be caused  by the current meeting au obstruction  In its passage.  Felt the Current.  "No mistake about the current. I  feel a soothing creeping over me, and  my liver Is placid for the first time In  years. It would be a.wonderful thing  if I was completely cured. I would  give the professor a testimonial over  my own name.  "The current is twitching around  somewhat, lias probably hit against  tho Standard Oil company and neither  of them will give way.  "Steady again and all 0. K. Heartburn gone; dyspepsia gone; asthma a  heap better. It's lulling me to sleep."  And to sleep Ire went. Mrs. Bowser  looked out occasionally to see that all  was well, and there was no alarm till  midnight. Then, after an interval of  half an hour, she peered forth and uttered an exclamation. Three tramps  had come through tho alley gate and  folded up the tent and Mr. Bowser  with it and were passing out again.  She called and called, but they paid no  heed. They were not Interested iu  Frofessor Baumgarten's electric currents of earth. * M. QUAD.  SHE WAS  NO  HAS-BEEN.  Quite Likely.  "1 didn't see you at our euchre tho  other night," said the bachelor.  "No," replied the young Benedict.  "As far as euchre goes with me now,  I consider 'home' the right bower."  "That's all right while hearts are  trump, but I suppose if. clubs should  turn up it would be the 'left bower.'"  ���������Philadelphia Press.  Why the Little Old Woman Rode In s*  Smoking Car.  "Madam," said the brakeman as the  train, stopped at a little village station  and a little old woman started to enter the smoking car, "the car back is  the one you want."  "How do you know?" she tartly  asked.  "Because this Is the smoking car."  She pushed past him and climbed  up the steps, aud after taking a seat  she pulled ont and filled a pipe, struck  a match ou the sole of her shoe, and  after drawing a few puffs she said to  a man smoking a cigar across the  aisle:  "That young feller out there don't  know half as much as he thinks ho  does."  "How so?" was asked.  "lie took me for an old woman that  had never rode on the cars before and  told me this was thc smoking car." ''  "And you wanted this car?"  "Why, I never ride in any other���������  not unless my pipe is broke, my tobacco all out and none o' you men  folks will lend rue a cigar."���������Chicago  News.  Caught on tho Rebound.  "John, dear," said Mrs. Skimpem as  she poured thc coffee at the breakfast  table, "if I remember rightly, you have  often said you disliked to see a woman  constantly getting herself into print."  "That's right," rejoined Skimpem.  "You consider It Indelicate and unwomanly, don't you?"  "I certainly do."  "And you don't think a sensible man  would allow his wife to do anything  like that?"  "Most assuredly not."  "Well, John, I'm glad you have such  radical views on the subject, because  they justify me In asking you for a  new silk dress."  "W-what?"  "You heard what I said, John. Por  the last five years I've had nothing  but bargain counter calico, and I'm  tired of getting into print."  And what could poor John do?���������Chicago News.  How It Happened.  "Please, ma'am," said the husky  hobo, "would youse help a pore feller  wot wuz caught on a ellervator an'  laid up fer six months?'.'  "Certainly, poor man," replied the  kind lady. "Here's a dollar for you.  How did you happen to get caught in  an elevator?"  "De perl ice wuz too quick fer me,"  explained the h. h. as he hastily beat  It.���������Minneapolis Journal.  ZAM-BUK SAVES  A FARMER'S kM  Some Sensational  Proofs of its Healing Power.  Every day brings interesting instances to light of the wonderful healing power of Zam-Buk, the herbal  balm. Mr. Win, Snell, a Langen-  burg, (Sask.), farmer, says: "I saved  my arm by using Zam-Buk. ��������� I had a  terrible scalding accident and the arm  after the injury 'took the wrong way.'  When I started to use Zam-Buk it was  till swollen up ancl discolored, and I  feared it would have to come off. In  a few days Zam-Buk killed the poison,  reduced the swelling, and finally healed the arm completely."1  ECZEMA CURED. Mr. E. J. Cu-  sick, of 249 Wilson St., Hamilton,  says:���������"Every winter I used to have  eczema on the back of my hands.  Last winter 1 was especially had���������so  bad that i had to be off work for-  three weeks. While suffering acutely  I was advised to try Zam-Buk and did  so. 1 could not have believed anything could' have healed so quickly!  It just seemed to dry up and clear  away the sores and in a wonderfully  short time my hands were quite  cured."  PILES CURED. Mr. Noil Devon,  of ' Webbwood, (Ont.), says-���������"For  eight years I tried all kinds of things  for piles, but I got nothing to do me  tiny good until I struck Zam-Buk!  That quickly worked a complete cure."  Zam-Buk heals all skin diseases,  cuts ancl bruises, eczema, scalp sores,  ulcers, chapped places, scrofulous ailments, poisoned wounds, swollen  glands, boils. As an embrocation it  cures rheumatism, sciatica, etc. All  druggists and stores sell at GOc. a  box or from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto.  3 boxes for "1.25. Send lc. stamp for  dainty trial box.  "What's this lunch doing in tho  safe?"  "That's an election, wager," explained the junior partner. "A fellow just bet me a dollar to a doughnut or the result." ��������� Louisville  Courier-Journal.  A Thorough Pill.���������To clear the stomach ancl bowels of impurities and  irritants is necessary when their action is irregular. The pills that will  do this work thoroughly are ��������� Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, whicli are mild  in action and mighty in results.  They purge painlessly and effectively,  and work a permanent cure. They  can be used without fear by the most  delicately constituted, as thero are  no painful effects preceding their gentle operation.  Courage to Suffer.  Mystery.  "I "wonder-wliy"it"ls?" said "tlie'man"  who seemed to be thinking aloud.  "Why what is?" queried the friend  who had overheard.  "That people who are so different  from us seem to be satisfied with  themselves?" concluded the noisy  thinker.���������Pittsburg Post.  Why She Couldn't.  "Oh, I couldn't love him!"  "Why not?"  "He wears a wig.   The very idea!"  Then tlie dear creature removed two  rats, some puffs, a coronet braid, a  pompadour, a switch aud sat down to  peruse a novel. ��������� St. Paul Pioneer  Press.  Birds can eat and digest from ten  to thirty times as much food in proportion to their size as men can. If a  man could eat as much in proportion  to his size as a sparrow is able to consume he would need a whole sheep for  dinner, a couple of dozen chickens for  breakfast, and six turkeys for his  evening meal.  Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds."  "For ten years I've becn trying to  drown my sorrows���������and they won't  drown!"  "No wonder! They've had time :o  learn to swim."���������Smart Set.   ���������  LIKE THORNS  IN THE FLESH  Arc the Sharp Twinges and Tortures of   Rheumatism���������-Dr.  .   Williams'   Pink Pills a  Certain Cure.  The twinges and tortures of rheumatism  are  not due  to  cold,  damp  weather as so many people imagine.  Rheumatism  comes  from    poisonous  acid in the-blood.   The pains may be  started by cold weather,  damp weather or by keen winds.   Thero is only  one way to cure rheumatism.   It must  be   treated   through   the   blood.    All  the  liniments  and rubbing,   and  so-  called  electrical    treatment    in    the  world will not cure rheumatism. Thc  ncid that causes the disease must be  driven -out of tho blood and tho blood  enriched and purified.    It is because  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills make new,  red blood that they have cured thousands' of  cases  of rheumatism after  all other treatment had failed.   ,As a  proof of what    Dr.    Williams' Pink  Pills will do even in the most severe  cases of rheumatism, the case of Mr.  David Carrol, a well known furniture  dealer of Pictou, N. S., may be cited.  Mr.  Carrol says:���������"I have    been    a  most severe sufferer from rheumatism",  ancl in the hope that some other poor  sufferer may find relief from my experience  I  gladly  write  you  of  the  benefit I have received from Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.   Tho trouble settled  in my shoulders ancl down my sides  and at times I' was quite unable to  raise my arm.    1 .was attended by n  doctor but as I did not appear to bo  getting any  bettor 1  sent for- a so-  called electric belt for which I paid  $40.00.    It did not do me any .good  and   then  1   tried  another    remedy,  but  without  any   better ^results.    A  friend asked me to try Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills, and I got three boxes. By  the time.I had used thorn all I found  the stiffness  and  pain    less    severe,  and I got another half dozen boxes.  When I had taken these every symptom  of tho  trouble had  disappeared  and. in the two years that have since  passed   I have had    no    return    of  the  trouble.    I  believe  there  is  no  medicine equal to Dr, Williams' Pink  Pills  for  curing  this    most    painful  trouble, and I have recommended the  Pills to others who have been benefitted by their use."'  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills not only  cure rheumatism but all the other  diseases due to poor watery blood,  such as anaemia, indigestion, nervous disorders, neuralgia, St. Vitus  dance, paralysis and the ailments of  girlhood ancl womanhood, with their  headaches, backaches, sideaches ancl  attendant miseries.    Only the  genu-  ROBERT FULTON AS A LAD.  Incidents Illustrating the Young Man's  Interest  In- Mechanics.,  There are several anecdotes which  relate to Robert Fulton's early Interest  in mechanics���������the first steps of progress  toward tils later skill. In 1773, when  he was eight years old, his mother,  -having previously, taught him to read  and write, sent him to a school J-ept by  Mr. Caleb,Johnson, a Qnaker gentleman of pronounced Tory.prlnclples'-rso  pronounced, in fact, that he narrowly  escaped with his life during the Revolution. But Robert Fulton did not care  for books, aud he began at a very early  age to search for problems never mastered ancl hound In print...This greatly  distressed the Quaker "teacher, "who  spared not tho rod, and It Is said that  In administering such discipline on the  hand of Robert Pulton he one daytes-,  tily 'exclaimed, "There, that will make  you do something!"to .which Robert,"  with folded arms, replied, "Sir, I came,  to have something beaten into' my  brains and not Iiito. my knuckles."  Without doubt he was a trial to his  teacher.  He entered school ono day very late,  ancl whou the master Inquired'the reason Robert, wiih frank Interest,' re"  plied that ho had been at Nicholas Miller's shop pounding out lead for a pencil. "It is the very best I over had,  sir," he affirmed as he displayed his  product. The muster, after an examination of the pencil, pronounced it excellent. When Robert's mother, who  had been distressed by his lack of application to his studies, expressed to  his toucher her pleasure at signs of  Improvement the latter confided to her  that Robert had said to him. "My head  is so full of original notions that there  is no vacant chain her to stow away the  contents of dusty books."  Theseincidents to the contrary, It ls  nevertheless true that Robert Fulton  did absorb a good knowledge of tlie  rudiments of education.���������Century Mag  azine.'  I ' Mr, L. A. Cote, Assistant Manager  I Hotel Victoria, Quebec, Canada, 'writes  a lefer to the Peruna Drug Mfg. Co*  given below : ' '  i  k  I'M  H  M  M  m  1  #  m  THE,TRAPPED THIEF.  South  A   Midnight   Adventure   With  American   Desperadoes.  In describing certain experiences  among the outlaws and desperadoes of  South America an English traveler  tells the following grisly story:  "One eight a farmer was roused  from sleep by hearing unusual and  stealthy noises about the place. He  got quietly, out of bed and, after listening attentively, discovered  that some  ino Pills can do this ancl you should    I'e������P|e   outside   were   cutting   a   hole  see that the full name "Dr. Williams'    through the door close to the bolt by  AFTJER USING PE-RU-NA  I AM COMPLETELY CURED  Mr. L. A. Cote, Assistant-Manager  Hotel Victoria, Quebec, Can., writes:  "."I suffered with catarrh ' for about^  eight years, ancl have tried many physicians or specialists for this sickness,  and never obtained any relief. It was  only after using your Peruna medicine  that I began to get better. ' I have  used ten" bottles up till now, and am  glad to say,that I am completely cur-,  ed. I am glad to let the public know  it, A good thing is never too dear."-  ' We have on file many testimonials  like the one given -here. Probably  no other physician in the world has  received sucli a volume of enthusiastic  letters of thanks as Dr. Hartman for  Peruna.  m  I  Pink Pills for Pale People" is on the  wrapper around each box. Sold by  all medicine dealers or by mail at 50  cents a box or six boxes for .^.SO  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville. Ont.  <2*v  Mr  102  All Well Except Bill.  Tess���������Well, there's one thing about  May Woodby. *' She has the courage of  her convictions.  Jess���������Indeed!   I never noticed It.  Tess���������Oh, yes! She's convinced that  she can wear a No. 3 shoe.���������Philadelphia Press.  Weighed  In the  Hand.  "Some grocers," remarked the customer, "have an offhand way of weighing sugar, but I notice you're not one  of them."  "Offhand way? How do you mean?"  asked the grocer.  "I noticed you kept your hand on the  scales just now while you measured  out five pounds for me." ��������� Catholic  Standard and Times.  In the Autumn Rheumatism- is so  general that all our readers so suffering will be glad to hear that a letter addressed to The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont., will  be to their advantage.   Write to-day.  Citiman���������How are things with you?  Busy?  Subbubs���������No, but I'll bet we're  clue to have a heavy fall of snow  pretty soon.  Citiman���������What do you mean? I  don't understand   Subbubs���������Well, I stopped cutting  grass nearly two weeks ago.���������Catholic  Standard and Times.  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  STOP SWEARING.  "What are Blugore's chances in  the coming election?"  "Very slight. He hasn't anything  back of him."  "He's got a family tree "  "Yos, but his opponent has the  plum tree."���������Catholic Standard and  Times. *  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator  will drive worms from the system  without injury to the child, because  its action, while fully effective, is  mild.  Belle���������Did Fred find marriage as  elevating as he thought it would be?'  Jack���������No; it failed to lift him out  of debt.���������Smart Set. ���������  "Why, how do you do, uncle? How's  nil the folks?"  "They're all well 'cept Bill. He's  married."���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Up to Date Explanation.  "Electrical failures have an advantage over all kinds."  "In what way?"  "They can always furnish a current  excuse."���������Baltimore American.  Chill.  Gladys���������Isn't this autumn air delightful?  Harold���������Not much. It reminds me  that I've got to get a new overcoat-  Detroit Tribune.  Two Bores.  Towne���������I'd rather associate with Nu-  ditch than Kadley. Kadley's just a society man. I can't Imagine anything  worse than a man who is always indulging in small talk.  Browne���������Oh, I don't know. He can't  be worse than a fellow who's always  talking big���������Philadelphia Press.  la  no  As to Divorce.  Brlggs���������Even divorce nowadays offers no sure relief.  Griggs���������How so?  "Why tu nine cases out of ten a man  is free to marry again."���������New York  Life.  C. P. R. Baggage.  The magnitude of the baggage department of a big railway, as well as  tlio many curious items it covers, was  well  illustrated   by  a  statement  recently issued by the baggage officials  of    the   Canadian   Pacific   Bailway,  showing their business for the past  year.   Seven million six hundred and  thirty  thousand   one   hundred   and  thirty-nine  pieces  of   baggage   wore  handled during the year.   This is an  increase of 1,305,008 pieces over the  record of last year.   For this service  tho company received excess baggage  charges, storage charges, special delivery,   etc.,   amounting   to  $330,178.  It was noticeable in the report that  there  were large increases  in every  line of  baggage  business except bicycles,  showing  that  the   passenger  business  has  not  suffered  anything  like the decline that has marked the  goods  department  of  railroad   work  during the past six months.   During  the year the C.P.R. baggago department handled  10,003 bicycles,  12,427,  dogs, and 8,153 baby carriages among  othor   matters.     Tho   bicyclo   traffic  dropped   by  over   a  thousand   from  tho   previous  year,   everything  else,  however,  showing au  increase,  dogs  going up from   11,108 to  12,427, -and  buby  curriages   almost doubling   in  number.    .  IJrigummed.  "lie Isn't so Htuek on himself as he  used to be, Is he?"  "No. He got Into hot water awhllo  ago.'and the inaellngo seemed to dissolve."���������Cleveland Leader.  He," Catch.  He told about tlio fish he caught  On his vacation trip,  And how he oscul with rod and line  Tho mountain ^trcam3 to whip.  And how he stalked from pool to pool  An old and wary trout, '  And, where all orhcr anglers failed,  Had pulled the rascal out  But while ho talkad a maid demure  Was clinging to his arm.  Her shyly drooplnt: lashes dark  Enhanced her mc>dcst charm.  She did not boast about her catch���������  'Tla not a woman's pian���������  But while ho angled for tho flsh  Bhe hooked tho fisherman.  ���������New York I'rcsr*.  He Was a Negative.  "He said he felt greatly encouraged  because you turned the gas down low  when ho was calling on you."  "Well, ho, needn't feel encouraged.  It takes a dark room to develop a negative, you know."  Advice.  "You wants to look out fob de mnn  flat's always glvln' advice," said Uncle Ebon. "Do chunces nro dut he's  ono o' dese folks dat likes to watch  experiments while some ono else takes  oil do risk."  It   Is   Nothing   Cut  a   Habit   and  Very Easily Curad.  "Don't swear or you'll catch  fish," was a remark made the other  day by a venerable inhabitant to a  much younger man who was emphasizing his talk by the use of some  lather strong expletives.. No one  was engaged in fishing at the time,  nor was a piscatorial excursion being thought of. The suggestion was  made in the back room of a cigar  store, where three or four men were  talking over current events, and the  utterance made by the aged citizen  ���������vas intended, as he afterwards said,  to show his abhorrence of the nonsensical use of "cuss words." Then  he felt called upon to deliver a little  homily to his companions, all of  whom, like himself, are well-known  residents of  Washington.  "Men incur habits," he said, "that  are really useless, and, in my opinion, swearing is one of the worst of  them. One can see why, in moments  of passion or great excitement, a  person may indulge in swearing, but  that some men, and 1 know several  of them, should break out with a  series of oaths in ordinary everyday  "conversation strikes me as beyond  reason.  "I presume we have all met men  who regard themselves and are so  considered as gentlemen who rarely  express a sentence without swearing.  More than that, thoy seem rather  proud of their proficiency in this  direction. 1 tell you that swearing is  a habit that a little determination  will easily overcome."  Thc sermon, coming from the lip?  of a man whose hiir and leng b^ard  were as white as snow, had a good  effect. . Tlie cienr merchant wns fo  impressed that he declared he would  hang up a, sij,n in liis back room  which should read, "Gentlemen Ar<*  Requested Not to Swear on These  Promises." Whether they allowed  thornsolves tho privilege of "cussing"  abowhe-re, he said, was no affair ol  bis.  The slight trouble of looking for  the name "Salada" on a package of  tea is well repaid by tho satisfaction  you have in drinking it. 48  "Biddy," said an Irishman to thc  girl of his heart, "did ye iver think  o' marryin' ? "  "Shure now," replied Biddy, looking demurely at her shoe���������"shure  now, the subject has niver entered me  mind at all, at all!"  "It's sorry Oi am," said the suitor,  as he turned to depart.  "Wan minute Pat," said Biddy,  softly���������"ye've set me thinkin' !"���������  Philadelphia Inquirer.  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.  which It was held.  "It did not require any great amount  of detective talent'to guess the object  of the operation, and the best way to  foil it was suggested by a thong of  rawhide with a loop on it which hung  from a hook on the. Inside of the door  Noiselessly removing the thong,, he  slipped the end of It through the loop,  and there he stood armed with an Impromptu lasso, ready for actiou.  "It  was an  anxious time  while the  farmer stood watching the hole in the  door grow larger and  larger until at  Jast_iL.was_of_suaic'"ent _s|ze_to .effect  the purpose.for whic-h'lt wasnuidc.  "The supreme moment arrived, ancl a  hand was stealthily inserted not only  through the hole, but also through the  loop of the little lasso which hung  skillfully around it. With a sudden  jerk the. loop was tightened arouud the  wrist and the hand dragged in as far  as the aperture would allow, while the  thong was securely fastened to the  hook on the back of the door.  "The robber was perfectly helpless  His companions came to his aid and.  having ineffectually dragged at the im  prisoned arm till they were tired, gave  up the struggle and prepared to depart  "But they were prudent men. ancl It  occurred to them to save himself their  companion might betray them. Dead  men, thpy thought, tell no tales, so  they killed him."-New fork Mail.  '. The Reason Why.  ���������-He was the much dreaded poor relation, and when he met his-more fortunate brother in  the. street   he   was ,  alert to take advantage of any.good",  feeling that might be abroad.  "Come and dine with us to-night,"  the rich man said graciously.  "Thank you" said the .poor rela-'  tion. "But wouldn't to-morow night  do as well?"      **���������  "Oh, yos, I suppose so," said the'  rich man. "But where are you dining  tonight?" he asked curiously.  "Oh, at your house," was the reply.  "You see,  your estimable   wife   was ���������  good enough to give me to-night's invitation."  Why He Drowned.  Describing the stringent police feg-  nlations of Berlin, a citizen of that  city by way of illustration told tbe  following story:  "Schmidt, and Krauss met one morning in the park.  '"nave you heard,' says Schmidt,  'the sad news about Muller?'  " 'No,' says Krauss.   'What Is It?'  "'Well, poor Muller went boating on  ihe river yesterday.    The  boat capsized, and he was drowned.   The water was tea feet deep.'  "'But couldn't he swim?'  "'Swim? Don't you know that all  persons are strictly forbidden by the  police to swim In tho river.'"  Not  Mentioned  by  Herodotus.  Xerxes was meditating upon his  good luck In having been made king  by his royal father In preference to  the eldest son.  "Still." he said. "If the succession  had been determined by a primary  election 1 would have got It Just the  same.' Naturally everybody would  have marked an X opposite my name."  Subsequently, however, the Greeks  gave him the double cross at Plataea.  A Maharajah's Revenge.  A mahnranee of  Nepaul  committed  suicide In horror at the disfigurement  which   an   attack   of   smallpox   had  caused in her features.   The mnhara-  Jah, who was passionately attached to  her,  first wreaked  his  vengeance on  the physicians who had attended her  In her Illness.   Then he Dew at higher  game.    Out of the great temple he  brought the Idols, placed loaded cannon before them and bade gunners fire  In terror at the proposed blasphemy..  they refused.   Thereupon the mahara  jah banged several of them.   The snr  vlvors then submitted, and the guns  were   tired  aud   the   Idols   blown  to  pieces.���������Lelpsk* Mlsslonsblatt  The change of dietary that comes  with spring and summer has the  effect in weak stomachs of setting up  inflammation, resulting in dysentery  and cholera morbus. The abnormal  condition will continue if not attended- to���������nnd-will* causo-im- exhaustive-  drain on the-system. The best available medicine is Dr. J. D. Kellogg's "  Dysentery Cordial. It clears the stomach ancl bowels of irritants, -counteracts the inflammation and restores the organs to healthy action.  To remove grease spots from books  put some powdered pipeclay on each  side of the soiled loaf, and then press  it with a hot iron, taking care, how  ever, not to scorch the paper.  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and .colds."  A few slices of raw onion left in  saucers about a room are recommended for taking away the odor of fresh  paint. The onion should be renewed  each clay for two days or so.  A  drop  of  olive  oil  put  into  the  eye will remove any foreign substance.  The Coveted Hand.  The young man had gone to the heiress' father���������always a ticklish Job���������but  he took his courage with an Iron grip.  "Sir," he blurted out, "I want to ask  you for your daughter's baud."  The old man, not In the least disconcerted, said:  "Which hand? The one she signs  checks with, I suppose?"  Hit Him Hard.  "1 presume," said the lodger Icily at  the conclusion of the little dispute with  his Iaiidlndy-"I presume that you will  allow me to take my belongings away  with me?"  "I am sorry," was the Icy reply, "but  your other collar has not yet come  home from tho laundry."-Kansas City  Independent.  "A man told me this morning I  looked the image of you."  "Where is the"fool? I'll thrash the  life out of him.  "Too late! .1 killed him."  To Digest  the Food  IS ONE OF THE SECRETS OF HAP-  PINESS; DIGESTION   IS  IMPROVED  BY  Kidney-  "Father" of the House of Lords.  Tho title of "Father" of the House  of Lords belong to the Earl of Leicester, who, in December next, will bo  eighty-seven years of age. He succeeded to the earldom as far back as  1842, but ho id by no means the oldest  poor, four others being soniorto him,  Theso are Lord Gwyclyr, ninety-eight  years old; the evor-juvc���������'ia Earl of  Woniyss, ninety-one; Led Strathcona,  eighty-eight; and tho Duke of Grafton,  ciRhty-sevcn. The Karl of Leicester is  a direct, descendant of the famous Sir  Edward Coke, who framed tho Petition of Right, and actively supported  Parliament in the upbsJcling of hit  privileges.  The Way Ho Lost.  The Mc'Sklnni"^-'^^^!^^^ to gang  to Ilolborn! Nay. nay. But- wool. I'll  toss ye. double or quits. Sporting Cab  hy���������Well, I'm goln' that way any'ow,  "n 'ere goes! 'Ends! Tho MeSklnnor���������  Heads? Weel, ye've won. So I'll Jlst  'nip tn walk I-Punch.  Defects of London Children.  According to a report presented to  the oducation committee of tho London (Eng.) County Council, 16 per  cent, of the girls whe sat for scholarships suffered from defective tooth,  14 por cent, from unhealthy conditions of tho throat, 3 per cent, from  dofoctivo hearing und 12.5.. por cent  from anemia.  Gigantic School Treat.  8evonty thousand school children  woro entertained at Bristol tho other  day in connection with tho recenl  visit of the Klny njid Queen to the  oaty,  Bile in the intestines Is as important to digestion as are the gastric  juices in the stomach and bile is only supplied when the liver is in ac-,  tivo condition.  The serious and chronic forms of  indigestion aro cured by Dr. A. W.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills because  it their influenco on the liver, causing a good flow of bile to aid digestion and keep the bowels regular,  thereby preventing fermentation of  the food, the formation of gas and all  the disagreeable symptoms of indi-.:  gestion. V  Long standing cases of chronic indigestion yield to Dr. A. W. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills after all else has  failed.  Here is the proof:  "I was for many years troubled with  hidigostion and headache and derived  no benefit from tho.many remedies I  used. A friend advised the use of ���������  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills and .  after taking four boxes the result is  that I am once more in the full enjoyment of the blossinga of good  health."��������� Mr. Duncan McPherson,  Content, Alta.  Dr, Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills don't  relieve tho stress of indigostion temporarily by the use of drugs, but euro  tho trouble permanently by assisting  the deranged organs and causing to,'  flow those juiceB necessary to thor-   '  ough mastication of the food.    Ono  pill a dose; 20 cents a box,  at all  doalers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.   Tho portrait and signaturo ;  of A. W. Chuso. M. D., tho famous  Becoipt Book author, aro on every  box.  Jt.  o  aj  t  V>>  I-Vi.  1.1* rl.    I   ,H     /���������'  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  y -'r  -1. ,  WHAT NEGLECT  DID FOR HIM  JAS. E. BRANT' SUFFERED   TORMENTS    FROM     KIDNEY  DISEASES. -  A SCISSORS ARTIST.  The  by  Then   He   Used   Dodd's  Kidney   Pills  arid Became a Well Man.���������His Experience a Lesson for You.  Athabasca Laiiu.ng*, Alta., (Special)  ���������That Kidney Disease, neglected in  its earlier staget>, leads to the most  terrible suffering, if not death itself,  and thnt the one sure cure for it in all  rine views, flowers, animals and por-  Wonderful Feats Performed  Joanne Koetren,  - More than 200 years ago a little girl  was born at Amsterdam, Holland,  whose name was Joanne Koetren. She  was a peculiar child In that.she cared  nothing whatever for play' and sport,  but found her greatest delight in making copies of things about her, Imitating in wax every kind of fruit and  making on silk with colored floss exact copies of paintings which were  thought wonderful.  But after she had become very accomplished in music, spinning and em-  a  Mr. Brant contracted Kidney.' Disease, when a' young man," from a  strain, and, like'hosts-of others, neglected it, expecting-it-to go away itself. -  But it' '.kept' gradually growing  woise, till after thirty -years of in-  , creasing - suffering the climax ���������came,  and lie found himself so.crippled that  at times he could not turn in bed,  ancl for two weeks at a time it was  impossible for him to rise from a  chair .without putting his hands on  his knees. . 1  He could not button his clothes. He  was troubled witn Lumbago, Gravel  and Backache, and tried medicines  for each and all of them without getting relet, till good luck turned him  to Dodd's Kidney''Pills.   /  Dodd's Kidney Pills started at the  cousc of his troubles and cured his  Kidneys. With cured Kidneys his  other troubles speedily ,disappeared,  and to-day ho is a well man.  If you cure "your Kidneys with  Dodd's Kidney Pills you will never  have Lumbago, Rheumatism, Heart  Disease, Dropsy or Bright's Disease.  THE ' KINGMAKER.  .   Old .London Clubmen's Wager.    "  The'/rage- for. .gambling at White's  ancl Almack's led to most'outrageous  .betting, as to which    Walpole   tells  what he calls a good tale:���������  A man dropped down in a fit before  the door and was carried inside; the  'club instantly' made bets as to  whether he would die or not, and  when a doctor was called in to attend him he was interfered with by  the members, because,' they said, his  ministrations would affect the fairness  of the bets.���������London Chronicle.  A "Pleasant Purgative.���������Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills are so compounded  as to operate'on botn the stomach and  the-bowels, so that they act along the  whole alimentary and excretory passage. They are not.drastic in their  work, but mildly purgative, and the  pleasure of taking them is only equalled by the gratifying effect they produce. Compounded only,of vegetable  substances the curative qualities of  which were fully tested, they afford  relief without chance of injury  traits of people of such striking resemblance that she was for a time quite  ' the wonder of Europe. She used white  papers 'for her cuttings, placing them  over a black surface, so that the minute openings made by her "scissors  formed the "light and shade."     ',  The czar, Peter the Great, and others  of high rank paid her honor. One man  high In oflice valuly offered her 1,000  florins for three small cuttings. The  empress of Germany paid her 4,000  florins 'for a trophy she had cut, bearing the arms of Emperor Leopold,  crowned with eagles and surrounded  by a garland of.(lowers. She also cut  the emperor's portrait, which can now  be seen In tin? Koyal Art gallery in  Vienna. A great many people went to  see her, and she kept a book Iu which  princes and princesses wrote their  names.- <  After she died, which was when she  had lived sixty-five years, her husband, Adrian Block, erected a monument to her memory and-had designed  upon It the portraits of these titled  visitors. Her cuttings were so correct in effect aud so* tasteful as to  give both dignity and value to her  work and constitute her an. artist  whose exquisite skill with the scissors  has never before or since been equaled.  This is the trade-mark of  and is on every bottle of it sold  in the world���������which amounts  to several millions yearly.  W'/jj-'-Because it has made  so many sickly 'children  strong and well���������given  health and rosy cheeks to so  many pale, anaemic girls and  restored to health so many  - thousands in the first stages  of Consumption.  Send tills advertisement, tour-tlier with name  of paper in which it appctrs, your address  and four cents to cover postaije, ami ������c will  r po  Hi  .     -'fie,  send you a "Complete Hanclv Atlas ol the  World"      :i       ::       :���������      "���������.       .,       ;i  SCOTT & nOWNF. ���������  ia6 Wellington St. W., TORONTO, ONT.  ���������xmiszssuBamsmmzE  \  CANDLEFISH.  CAMELS  HARBOR  HATRED.  "I wonder what "ever became of Gil-  let'B youngest son���������he was a limb."  "His father cut him off."���������Harper's  Weekly.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications, a3 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 au  |"> - - ��������� ���������inflamed'.condition, of the mupous  lining of the Eustachian Tube. When  this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing,  .and 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 a\e caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but  an 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  Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars,  free.  F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  A new and nourishing luncheon  dish is made by covering the bottom  of a baking dish with squares of toast.  Over this put a layer of tomatoes  peeled and cut up, then a layer of  pecan nuts, after this a layer of rice,  then a mixture of.nuts, rice and tomatoes and finally bits of toast. Bake  and serve hot.  Will Wait Until an Opportunity Arrives For Revenge.  The A,rab who has angered a camel  will throw his clothes upon the  ground, and the Infuriated beast after  stamping on them and tearing them  asunder with - its teeth goes on its  way, nnd the driver Is thereafter quite  safe, as it seems to be an axiom with  the camel that no man shall be put In  peril of life twice for one offense.  The camel is stupid save when angry and then seems to become almost  preternatural in carrying out Its vengeful designs. Palgrave relates the following story of a camel's revenge,  which serves to illustrate this point:  "A lad of fourteen had conducted a  large camel laden with wood from one  village to another at a half hour's distance. As the animal loitered or turned out of the"way its conductor struck  It repeatedly and harder than It seemed to have thought he had a right to  do; but, not finding tho occasion favorable for taking, immediate quits, it  .'bode its time.' That time was not  long in coming.  "A few days later the same lad had  to reconduct the beast, but unladen, to  his' own village. When they were  about halfway on the road -and at  some distance from any habitation the  camel suddenly stopped, looked deliberately round in every .direction to assure Itself that no one was In sight  and, finding the road clear of passers-  by, made a step forward, seized the  unlucky boy's head In Its monstrous  mouth and, lifting him up In the air,  flung him down again on the earth  with the upper part of his skull completely torn off.  "Having thus satisfied its revenge,  the brute quietly resumed Its pace toward the village, as though nothing  were tiie mutter, till some men who  had observed the whole, though unfortunately at too great a distance to be  able *to afford timely help, came up  and killed it."���������London Telegraph.  The Oil. Is Used as a Medicine by the  Natives of Alaska.  The caudlelish is about the size of a  .-(melt and so fat that when dried and  lighted'-it throws off a blaze of sufll-  -ieut power to be used for illuminating purposes, says Forest and Stream,  Before the advent of the white man  ind his candles these llsh were used  ny the Alaskan natives for that purpose  The Indians claim that candle-fish  ;>ossess valuable medicinal qualities,  did eandletish oil Is used by them as a  universal cure for consumption. ITnn-  s I reds of pounds of those fish are buried  md left in the ground until they begin  'o decompose; then they are removed  md dumped Into a wooden receptacle,  .1 hollowed out log. or, more often, a  dugout canoe that has passed.Its usefulness as a craft. Water is then ndd-  L'd and the putrid mass is brought to a  boiling point and kept simmering by  plunging into it bowlders that have  been heated. The oil is thus gradually tried out, and after it has gathered  on the surface, thick and clear, it i3  drawn off and placed in large wooden  receptacles. A consumptive patient is  liberally dosed with this oil. lie drinks  it by the pint and is bathed in it several times a day. To meet one or these  dirty, sickly, greasy Indians is one of  the most repulsive sights Imaginable.  Nevertheless persons In a position to  know say that after several weeks of  this treatment a native who once seemed to be In tho last stages of the disease becomes as robust.and looks as  healthy as a perfectly strong man.  Earl of Warwick, a Heroic Figure. In  English History.  The Earl of Warwick, commonly  called the ���������'kinginakpr," from the faculty with which he created and deposed monarchs during the contest  between the house of York and Lancaster, lived In style of^maguiflcence  and hospitality of which no period perhaps furnishes an example. No less  thnn 30,000 persons are said to have  lived at his board in the different  miiuors and castles which he possessed, aud the military, allured by bis  hospitality as well as his bravery, were  strongly attached to tils interests. This  distinguished warrior fell 'at the battle of Burnet in 1471, when, owing to  the "mistake of one part of his army  falling upon the other during a fog, he  was defeated by Edward IV.  In'former, battles Warwick had always fought on horseback, that he  might nt.once ride along the line and  perceive the particulars of the action,  but on this occasion he determined to  fight on footr tiiut his soldiers might  see that he was resolved to share with  thorn the dani',ors of the day. After  having exerted himself as an officer  aud a hero in fruitless attempts to turn  the tide of fortune In his favor ho  rushed Into the hottest part of the battle and Tell covered with wounds, His  brother, .Moulaciile, iu endeavoring to  save hitn met n similar fate.  ONLYTHINQ THAT  LPED HIS KilEY,  SKIMMILK PAINT.  A Cheap,  Quick   Drying Coating That  Will Wear Well.  The following formula for making  skimrnllk paint will be of Interest to  nil who desire a cheap paint that will  wear well:  Stir into a gallon of skimmilk three  pounds of portl.ind cement, adding at  the same lime any paint in dry form  that will give the color you desire. The  milk will hold the paint in suspension,  but the cement, being heavy, will sink;  therefore It will bo necessary to keep  the mixture well stirred with a paddle. sMix only enough nt a time for  one clay's use. If the mixture is not  thoroughly stirred as you use it, it will  get thicker and thicker and it will bo  necessary to thin it by adding more  milk. Six hours after applying this  paint it will be dry. It is not affected  by weal her. -~  Carbolic neid or any other disinfectant can be added, thus making it very  effective for use in poultry houses aud  the stable. It makes an excellent  paint for fences when colored drab by  the addition of a little lampblack or a  dull green by adding ocher and a small  quantity of prusslan blue.���������E. B. Rei-  ford iu Outing Magazine.  British Columbia Likes Gin Pills,  ChilliVack.B.O*.  I divide tho year about equally working on this ranch and on various logging  claims, being consequently entirely dependent on bodily fitness for a living.  At times I Lave' suffered Iiko many  others in this country from backache and  weak Kidneys, sometimes to tko extent  of'being laid up for weeks together.  Having tried many remedies I have  plcasuro in stating that your Gin Pills  are the only one from which I-have derived any permanent bonefifc. I had  been using them only a short time when  the trouble loft me, and has not returned  Blnce. J. EDWARD JAMES.  Try them at our expense. Write for  Bamplo box,-froo if you mention lh*3  paper, then, when you see that Gin Pills  Uro helping you,, you can get them ab  your dealer or from ua direct, 50c a box  ���������6 for $2.50.  Dept. N.TJ., National Drug & Chemical  Co., Limited, Toronto, lis  A COMMON ERROR.  The best means to prevent loss of  hair, when it shows a tendency to  fall out, is to cut it short and then,  slianipoo the scalp two or three times  a clay with cold water, dipping the  tips of the figers in ice water, then'  rubbing thc scalp till red.  Thc Oil for the Athlete.���������In rubbing  down the athlete can find nothing  liner than Dr. Thomas' Eclcctu'c Oil.  It renders the muscles and sinews  pliable, takes the soreness out of  them and strengthens them for  strains that may be put upon them.  It stands pre-eminent for this purpose  and athletes who for years have been  using it can testify to its value as a  lubricant.  THE TARDY GUEST.  THE PRICE OF PEPPER. ���������  Repeat  it:���������'-Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  Grease a plate with lard and set it  where ants abound. They prefer lard  to anything else, even sugar. Place a  few sticks around the plate for the  ants to climb up on. Powdered borax  sprinkled around the cracks will exterminate ants ancl beetles.  Wear sufficient clothing. Remember  that flannel underwear often saves  a doctor's bill, and that warm stockings and weather-proof boots are  cheaper luxuries than bottles of cough  mixture.  It wns stated during the hearing of  a divorce case at Detroit that a girl  had offered a wife ������1,000 for her husband, and that the wife had accepted  the offer.  P******tB-:*afaHBB*a*BWWWli*t*riTliTtJH^ .  Coughs of  ren  Especially night coughs. Nature needs a little help to quiet  the irritation, control the Inflammation, check the progress I  of the disease. Our advice Is  ���������give the children Ayer's  Cherry Pectoral. Ask your  doctor if this Is his advice also.  He knows best. Do as he says.  SMMtMSflnSMOMMMan  Wa publish our formulae  Ws) bsnlih alanhdl  f     {torn ourmcdl*ln������������  ~      We art* you to  eoiitmtt your  doctor  \ers  If you think constipation is of trifling  consequence, just ask your doctor. He  will disabuse you of that notion in short  order. "Correct it, at once I" ho will  say. Then isk him about Ayer's Pllli.  A mild liver pill, all vegetable.  ������������������������ *abd������ by Xh. 3, a Af ������* Co.. LtjirtU, Kali���������-.  It Helped to Change the History of the  Old World.  In the sixteenth century all the pepper consumed In England was bought  by the English merchants from the  Dutch, who brought It from India.  Owing to racial jealousy, the Dutch  traders In 1599 raised the cost from  3 shillings. to C shillings per pound.  This petty display of ill feeling caused  considerable annoyance to the English  merchants and aroused In them that  feeling of Independence which has always been so characteristic of c-or  race.  They determined to Import their pepper direct from India In their own  ships and for this purpose formed a  company, called the Governor and  Company of Merchants of London  Trading to the East Indies, which  hi latter days became eventually  known as the East India company.  Their first voyages embroiled them  In almpat Innumerable quarrels with  the Dutch nnd Portuguese, and for a  time the venture proved a financial  failure. It was not until IG15 that  the company became successful and  obtained lucrative treaties, owing to  their .decisively defeating the Portuguese.  From this time on their possessions  gradually Increased, slowly nt first  and then very rapidly, until, by the  wise and beneficial management of  such men as Cllve, *-\Vnrren Hastings  and Cornwallls, they exercised sovereignty over the greater portion of India....   '    ��������� "-. ;" '.- ��������� -;.  In this manner It happened that an  Increase In the price of pepper momentously affected the history of man-  kJi>d;--London Standard.  He Didn't Tell His Hostess the Truth  About the Delay.  Dinner had been ready anr' waiting  twenty minutes. The wife of the tardy  guest was very much embarrassed.  Just to think that her husband was so  rude as to be late at a dinner engagement and keep all the guests waiting!  After awhile the belated one arrived,  red faced and perspiring.  "So sorry to keep you waiting," he  said. "But I was detained at the office with an out of town customer.  Just couldn't get away."  The excuse sounded all right and  was accepted by the hostess, but It  was a myth.  The truth was: Preoccupied, he hud  gone home from the office at the usual  time and found the house locked, much  to his surprise. Where in the mischief  were his wife and children? he wondered. Why didn't they tell him they  were going away? He went all around  the house and tried tho doors, but they  were locked. Then he found a piece  of iron In the back yard and broke open  a window and crowded In. He crowded out through the window for the  evening paper and crowded back. He  read the paper, and still the wife and  children didn't return.  At 6:03 o'clock he remembered the  dlnuer engagement. While he dressed  and rode twenty blocks the .guests  waited. But others have made the  same blunder..  His Enforced Trip.  Oue New York matron was discussing with another New York matron tho  misfortune which she considered had  befallen the husband of a third New  York matron.  "You see," she said, "ho went down  to the steamer with a friend who was  going abroad and became so Interested  talking in "the friend's cabin that he  never noticed the warning whistle, and  tbe steamer sailed with blm ou'board.  However, he sent a wireless to his wife  so she wouldn't worry. I dare say he's  been kicking himself about the ship  ever since."  "Perhaps���������and perhaps not," replied  tbe second matron. "The fact is, he  told my husband in confidence ten days  ago that he Intended to be carried oil  to Europe 'accidentally,' because it was  the only way he could go without taking his wife along. But, for heaven's  sake, don't mention the matter, my  dear, because be told my husband in  the.strictest confidence."  A biologist says that the two sides  of a face are never alike. ��������� In two  cases out of five the eyes are out of  line; one eye is -stronger than the  other in seven cases out of ten; and  the right ear is generally higher than  the left. '  inmspensiBle to mothers  "I am satisfied that Baby's Own  Tablets arc indispensiblc to mothers," says Mrs. Abraham Boucher,  Pierreville Mills, Que., and she  adds :���������"Before using thc Tablets my  baby was cioss, peevish and -not  thriving well; but the Tablets have  worked a great change ancl my little  one is well and happy." This is the  verdict of all mothers who have  used these Tablets. And better still,  mothers have-the guarantee of a  government analyst that Baby's Own  Tablets are absolutely safe���������that  they contain not one particle of  opiate or poisonous soothing stuff.  Sold by all medicine dealers or by.  mail at 25 cents a box from The Dr.  Williams Medicine Co. Brockville,  Ont.  Correct tho Sentence Before You Read  the Explanation.  "May I examine the children a little  as to their knowledge of the language?" asked tbe visitor at the grammar school, an old gentleman with a  benevolent aspect of countenance, but  a shrewd twinkle in his eye. *  "Certainly you may," smilingly answered tbe teacher.  The old gentleman stepped to tho  blackboard and - wrote this ��������� sentence  upon It:  "Pennsylvania abounds in anthracite  coal."  "Now," he said, "I should like to  have some child point out the mistake  In that sentence." < <���������  One of the older girls came forward,  picked up the chalk and rewrote the  statement thus:  "Anthracite coal abounds in Pennsylvania."  "Not so bad," said the visitor, "but  you haven't found it,"  Another changed it as follows:  -  "Pennsylvania abound with anthracite coal."  "Still incorrect," was the comment.  "Anthracite coal ls abundant in Pennsylvania," wrote a third.  "That will uot do either," said Mr.  Baxter.  Ono of tho big boys tried his hand,  wllh (Ills result:  "Pennsylvania Is abundantly supplied with anthracite coal."  "No; that is not so good."' '  Then a Jittlo boy stepped forward  ancl with his finger erased the word  "coal."  "That word Isn't needed," he said.  "���������Anthracite' means,hard coal."  , "Ulght," said the visitor.   "You have  one bright pupil, anyhow, Miss Adair."  ���������Youth's Companion.  SSMSWlStSSSft***������  A  GRIM  CEREMONY.  Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing; manhood is  everything.  Weather Forecasts.  The first attempt at scientific forecasting of the weather was the result  of a storm which during the Crimean  war. Nov. 14, 1S."4, almost destroyed  the fleets of Fratn-e and England. As  a storm had raged several days earlier  iu France, Vaillant, the French minister of war, directed that investigations be made to see If the two storms  were the same and if tlie progress of  the disturbances could have been foretold. It was demonstrated that the  two were In reality one storm and that  its path could .have been ascertained  aud the fleet forewarned In ample time  to reach-safety.  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure_my_cqughs���������and colds.!'  "Isn't Jebbi. a believer in the faith  cute?"  "He is."  "Is it true that he wouldn't have  a doctor for his wife the other day  when she was ill?"  "It is quite .true."  "Well, I saw a doctor go into his  house just now." L  "Oh that's all right. He's ill now  himself."���������Tit-Bits.  An Emperor's Death Hastened by Rehearsing His Own Funeral.  Emperor Charles V. of Spain brought  about bis'death by rehearsing his own  .funeral. For the last two years of his  life, after resigning the scepter of  Spain and tho Netherlands fo his son  rhilip in ldoG, Charles retired to the  monastery of Yuste, In Estremadura,  and there lived a cloister life In close  Intercourse with the monks, devoting  much time to religious exercises. During this period, prompted, it may be, by  the example of Cardinal de la Marck,  who for several years before his death,  in 1528, had annually rehearsed his  own obsequies, the emperor, in the  summer of 153S, formed the resolution  to celebrate his own funeral before he  died.  Accordingly, on Aug. 30 of that year,  the grim farce was carried out with  the most elaborate ceremonial. The imperial domestics marched with black  tapes in their hands, and the emperor,  clad in sable weeds, himself followed,  wearing his shroud. While the solemn  mass for tbe dead was sung-before-the  high altar in the cathedral Charles  gave up his taper to the priest, typifying thereby his resignation of life, and  was solemnly laid bis coffin. The ceremony closed with sprinkling holy water on his "body;"then," all'the attendants retiring, the doors were shut, and  Charles rose from his narrow bed and  withdrew to his private apartment.  The damping of the graveclothes induced a chill, which, aided no doubt by  the mental depression caused by the  grewsome ceremony, induced a fever  which ended iu his death three weeks  later, on the 21st of September, 1558.  s.<. f\' good, practical'.*>  /Christmas Gift to -  either a man "or,.,'  ���������woman would'be , ���������,  this Locket.  It is  beautifully made  ������5.00      from solid gold���������  , and contains places for1 holding  two photographs.  Engraved with any  monogram and enclosed in suitable case; the price is  $5.00  x-JUR handsomely illustrated  catalogue  sent free  upon  request.  (���������  Eyrie Bros.,  LIMITED  134-136-138 Yonge St.  TORONTO  you    need  BLACK  Underwear.  Stanfield's  LABEL  It is the heavy weight���������  woven especially for'severe  winter weather.  With this warm, snug-  fitting Underwear next  your skin, you won't mind  how low the thermometer  goes.  Look for the Black Label.  Minard's Liniment "Co., Limited.  Gents,���������A customer of ours cured  a very bad case of distemper in a  valuable horse by the use of MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Yours trulv,  VILANDIE FEERES.  Warts are unsightly blemishes, ancl  corns are painful growths. Holloway's  Corn Cure will remove them.  To make coffee quickly, put two  heaped tablespoonfuls of freshlv-  ground coffee into a jug, and on it  pour about half a pint of perfectly  boiling water. Stir all together, and  stand on the stove with a cover on  tho jug for the coffee to settle. After  a few minutes add about a table-  spoonful of cold water. Stand a  minute or two more, and pour off  steadily into a clean jug.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures   Dandruff.  A Bird of Paradise.  Four-year-old Frances is happy to be  allowed to attend Sunday school at  the graystone Kplscopul church whose  spire is visible from her home. When  she returned after her first attendance  she was asked by a kindly caller,  "Where did you go this morning,  Prances?"  "'I don't know the name of the  church," she replied after a little  thought, "but it's the one with the  great long beaU."-Rxchange.  A Bladensburg merchant was dozing in his store one day when a little  girl appeared in the doorway ancl  asked for a quart of molasses. The  storekeeper yawned, stretched himself,  half opened his eyes, and then in  an injured tone said, "Ain't there  nobody in Bladensburg that sells  molasses but me?"���������The Argonaut.  Wedding Rings.  Some one wanted to know without  asking directly how long a certain woman had been married.  "About fifteen years," said a man  who is a jeweler."  "How do you know?" asked his wife.  "You don't know anything about her.  You never met her until tonight."  "I can tell by the size of her wedding rin.<j," said thc man. "The width  of wedding rings changes about every  five years. Their size repeats itself at  certain periods, but, figuring that way,  the woman must have been married  fourteen years ago, if not fifteen. She  isn't old enough for forty-five; consequently she must belong in the fifteen  year class." .  Subsequent inquiry proved that the  Jeweler was right.-  An American actor was once seeing London from the top of a 'bus.  As thoy swung down the Strand he  asked the driver to point out tho  places of interest. "Right you are,  sir!" agreed the driver, touching his  hat. "There's Luggit '11, where they  'nng 'em." A little later; "There's  Parliament 'ouses, where they make  the laws wot does it, across tho way  An'   there's  Language of the Hair.  A mini can tell a great deal about a  woman by studying the manner In  which she dresses her hair. One who  makes too much observance of the exactness of fashion ls npt to be a stickler for form and In consequence an  unt'oinfortablo person. It Is tho woman who Is able to discern the beautiful menu who meets all complexities  pleasingly.  Tho Even Spirit,  "I keep an oven spirit In this life,"  says a (leorgln.philosopher. "In bright  weather I open the .life..windows and  sun my soul, nnd Iu the stormy days  I tlilnk of a)) the sunshine I have had  Westminster   Habbey, i aud shout hallclular���������Atlanta Constl-  where thoy buried the. good 'una wot  didn't-'get 'angedI"���������The Argonaut.  Advice From a Victorian.  "Try H���������" is tho pithy and rather  profane suggestion which possibly  somq indignant and certainly somo  sarcastic resident of Victoria, B.C.,  has appended to tho Englishman's intimation that this climato was not  quite hot enough to suit him, in the  register of tho Tourist Association.  "Would it wore hotter," was his reflection, which was probably excited  by tho prior memorandum of a gentleman from Greenwood, B.C., who wrote  in tho visitors' book of tho Touriit  Association, "Glad I am in a warmtr  tutlon.  When You Are Tired���������  Don't grit your teeth nnd work hard  er. Ease up a little.   .  Don't talk any more than you can  help. Talking takes vitality.  Lie down in a dark place, If only for  fifteen minutes.  Don't read anything In which you are  not Interested.  Don't feel that everything must be  done In ono day. Thero aro 301 more.  Avoid people nntLthoIr woes at that  time,' Seek conic one frivolous.  Don't try to hnprovo yourself. Give  your mind a rest.  And don't forget that a little lemon  Juice in cold water In the morning is a  groat holp.  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.  Pie With Knives.  George Washington, John Adams,  Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and  James Monroe, the first five* presidents, each ate pie with his knife. It  was not until John Qulncy Adams entered the White House that the substitution of the fork for the knife seems  to have occurred to any citizen of  America. "Ho contracted the habit  while In France," said Mrs. Adams In  an apologetic tone to somo of her  guests, "and he finds it difficult to  break himself of It since we returned  homo." So the first great general of  the American army, the sturdy patriot  of Massachusetts, the author of the  Declaration of Independence, tho chief  advocato of tho federal constitution  and tlie originator of'the Monroe doctrine, all ate pie with the knife.���������Utlca  Observer.  KUjmmv,^j^mUimmMm,,Vmm!i^Lm^i������]1]r-^,  "THE discomfort of  ���������*��������� saw-edged linen  is almost equal to the  drudgery of the method that causes it.  Large  Samples  Mailed  FREE  With the Minstrels.  "Mistah Walkah, wot am de difFunce  'tween a trav'Ier startin* to Tangier  an' a plate o' veal hash?"  "1 give that one up, George. What  Is the difference .between a traveler  starting for Tangier and a plate of  veal hash?"  "De one nm Morocco bound, an' de  uddah am half calf."  "Ladles and gentlemen, the celebrated vocalist, Professor Box do Bote,  will now sing that beautiful and touching sentimental ballad, 'Take Your  Face Away, Clarence; You nave BeeD  Using   a   Safety   Razor.' "  Keeping It Secret.  Village Postmistress���������And what aro  those dashes? Hodge��������� Oh, he'll understand them right enough. Postmistress���������Yes, but we cau't send them by  telegraph. Hodge���������Well, they're the  price o' the pigs. He'll understand.  Postmistress-Yes, but you must put it  Iu words or figures, else we can't send  It. Hodge-Must I? Well, I'll whisper It to 'c, then.���������Punch.  You get not only MORE Stove  Polish, but also the best stove  polish that money can buy when  you use "Black Knight."  It is not affected by the heat.  No matter how hot the fire,  the stove stays bright and shiny  when polished with " Black  Knight."  Shines quickly too���������and always  ready for use. Keeps Stoves,  Grates, Ironwork, etc. freah and  clean with practically no trouble.  If you are unable to obtain 'Black  v���������.���������u,<. .��������� ..���������..r t0WSi s.n(J name 0f  Celluloid  Starch   docs  not fray your  linen because  it thoroughly  penetrates the fa  brie and produces  sufficient stiffness  without the wear  of the rubbing required by common cooked  starch.  Your grocer has it���������or can get It,  Never Sticks. Requires no Cooking  XtM tantford Starch Works, Limit*!, nrantftrd, OtuutU  The Main Puzzle.  Manager���������Have  you   a   problem   In  your play?   Author���������One of the greatest.    Manager���������What Is It?   Author-  How  to  get   It  produced.     .  A Brief Introduction.  "Long Introductions when a man has  ������i speech to make are a bore," says  former Senator John 0. Spooner. "I  have lind all kinds, but thc most satisfactory one In my career was that of a  Gorman mayor of a small town In my  sta-    Wisconsin.  "I'-.as to innl'o a political address**,  and the opera house was crowded.  When it came time to begin, tho mayor got up.  " 'sMIno friends,' lie said, 'I haf asked  been  to  Introdtico  Senator  Spooner,  who Is to make a speech, yea.   Veil, I  | haf (lit so, mid ho Tii now do bo,'"���������  Literary Dlficrr*'  SPECIAL    TO    GRAIN  SHIPPERS.  It takes years to learn tho best methods of handling gfainvWe have had  thirty years' experience handling  grain in this country, havo a branch  oflice at Fort William nnd 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.  /���������JVH1 roduce Inflamed, itralnod.  ���������wollon Tendon*, X.lcnmeiitsi,  ���������Jlnnclos or Brul.os, Cure   tlio  Bpllut.side llisno or liune iSuaTln  No bllitor. no hair eon������. Hono can b������  pied.. Horse Book 2 D free. 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Draying to any part of  V  il  s-'l  ill" cily or country.  Si  V  W fj  *j -" ������e* t!  UUUsU  . 6- V-j "J i,  TflO  10 np ir ������m 1  3  a ������  ZSTSSO[tlSS2JIES^^ESdISS^rS^^s^SS^S  -.r-.'v":.-.'-*^-^/-^  "^   *--;fH<  -���������* 5&  IN' THE WJNDHOR HOTEL.  k Everything is of the best "it thin caff. a*-* we Loud while oilier.-*  ^ Follow. It makes im difference what you order���������steaks, chop.1*,  ������("���������>���������". bs'.con. bam. cutlet"!-*, chicken, etc., we have the* high gi-'id-**  ���������jockIp. A*"u shut-down, and no key to the door. Just the place <**>  to eat at tiny hour of the day or night. J)rop in and introduce P  the inner man to our gasl-ronouiicfil delicacis*.-*. -3?  Bou?ar<! Slloorc, Proprietor.    |  Is publisher! every Thuistlay (it Greenwood, I' C , nnd the price is $��������� a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain, To the United States and  other countries il is sent postpaid for  $2.50 a year. Address all letters lo The  Ledge, Greenwood, B, C,  R. T. LOWERY,'  PUBIISHER.  GREENWOOD  li.   C,   DISC. 17, igoS.  A. blue murk here indicate*-* that  your   tSubfcription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  once more like  to  commune with  vour collateral.  Will Becomo Pirates.  A sliU't has been made at IVinee,  Rupert   to   i-st.iblieh   Ihe  one   i"-  dr.-itry'that in (<>  make  it a pfrent  port; an induslry  Ihnfc  has  bere-  tol'ove    been    praelienlly   liamied  over  to  an   alien  company in return for sops  thrown   lo the Canadian  Pacific,   railwny   and  a   few  Liberal polilieinns rceidont in Vancouver.    The  Inpti  Dominion election   ])'it  the   Vancouver   Liberal  politicians where, they r-im have no  influence, and  the  building of the  Grand   Trunk   Pacific railwny will  deMr-ny    forever   the   niiih'trn    influence  tbe  Canadian' P.icilic has  long wielded on' the  Pacific coast  Men who know how  to fish are  gathering  at  Prince  Rupert, and,  like pioneers  in  other industries,  know they can only  win  by fighting from the  turn  loo-e for whnt  they know to be. their rights. These  men know that the  fi������hing vessels  of the JiSTew England Fi������h company  aro immune  when   fishing in Hecate strait.    On  either side of the  strait aie  fine  fishing  banks  and  any number nf harbors  in  which  vessels can   find  shelter and fresh  water.    The strait  is  patrolled by  one fisheries  cruiser, the Kestrel.  No matter how  zealous  her captain ;tnd crew  may  be  they cannot   keep  clo.-ii  watch on  half a  hundred   hail-ors. -  Put  it is   not-  intended that  they  should, for the  deal   between  th..  the  New England Fish company and   tho  company's  political   friends in   Vancouver  was iri'liecf: ������������������ In return  for_i.ni mu nity _ Ci'oin _ seizure _pE_ j is  fishing   vessels  the  fish  company'  was to  purchase a proportion  of  its supplies in Vancouver and ship  a portion  of its catch  of  halibut  over the Canadian  Pacific railway  to f'oston."  A nice arrangement whereby Canadian fishing waters were to be  exploited for the benefit of au alien  Seven Sentence Sermons.  It is a sin when low things, however good in themselves, stand in  the way of high things. ���������l-vufus  Ellis.  May every soul that touches mine,  F'e it the   slightast   contact,   get  therefrom soma good,  Some   little    grace,    ono    kindly  thought, one bit of courage,  For the darkening day one gleam"  of faith  To make life more worth while  A.nd heaven a surer heritage.-Anon  Ascend a step iu choosing a  friend.���������The Talmud.  "What do we live for if it is not  to make life less difficult for each  other?���������George Eliot.  Our ideals are our Letter selves.  ���������Alcott.  Better have failed in the high  aim than vulgarity in the low aim  succoecl.���������Browning.   -  There are bits of poetry in my  mind learned in infancy which  have stood by me, keeping me true  to my idea of duty ; rather than  lose these 1 would have missed p11  the sermons ������ have ever heard.���������  President Eliot.  WHEN YOU THINK' OF  A  REM  WATCHES  BSiTThink of Real Kose Hatpins, Hand- pain led  China,'Cut  ( Glass, Silver Tea .Sots, Silver Fruit Baskets, bake ,'', '.  Baskets, Bread Trays, Butter Dishes, Watche"*,    '..'    ,-..  Watch Chains, Watch Fobsj Clocks, fling's, ' ���������      ������  Cuff Buttons, Brooches*, Diamonds, etc." ':  $,  LUUi  WATCHMAKERS  General, Merchants', Mid way J B. C.  Play and .Grain 'alwavs  on  hand." "tSleighs  and.  - Wagons and Implements -  . of all- ��������� kincls carried i-"in.  ���������  stock.-'Tho "Very best  good's '.at right--.prices.-  Tr&,ioo.'*--i  sU the Turkish Bath bunse in  Nelson you can get Turkish, Bus-  sum, salt water, medicated, and  tub baths. The Turkish" bath is  one of the greatest health-producers, in the world.  ���������a  o  s  w  ssl  3  Porer Dav.-sons 20-ycar old Liquor.  Johnnie Walker's 1*2-year-old Kilmarnock.  Jits. rienTTssy's Three .Sttir llrtind}r.  J. W. T'lirme.Mer's "Royal" Fori:.  Gop-xalfZ  I-Jyaes y Ca. '���������Uhristina" (Sherry,.  Ardrew Usher's Grand Old Highland Whiskey."  Burg'andies, Clarets, etc.  IMPORTHHS, GREENWOOD, B.  r\  ������saT ������&sr^z-^3*">"3'^:->sr3&'^^  h'"i'������l-r^;*SS3SS*2*SES55  ZZmi2g&8ZiSSv5Z&&3^EBSz  ���������-���������   f?  F5  r*?  n  eer, Porter, Soda Water |  Our  the  new  I'i  srew  >  Boundary.  Are our three Specialties.  House   is   thc   largest   in  'hoenix = Brewing = Co,  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone US,Greenwood  ssa .���������������������������".-"^-���������-���������������������������v';-"-*'"^^  I  <i'l  ii":  %  I  i  Is the best furnislied hotel in the Houndary  district. It is healed with steam and  lighted by electricity. Fxcellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals arc served in  thc Cafe  p at any hour, day or night.  wi  fej McClung &  Qoodeve,   Propr's.  The Arlington   ���������  Copper St., Greenwood  iVono hut the best brands of  Liquor** and Cigars. Morning  bnieers and evening high-balls  nlwayn within easy reach of the  bnrkei'j'.    Xiedy Iunii.'*hed rooirin.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  .'!���������(������   IIIII.INQI/KNT  C'O-OWNT-UH  To.I, I', Myi!r������arny"siri(l r������ llio Kslnlo nf the  liitu./inlf,i> l.oainy, in- ti, wliijinuiiuvor rlitjy  irmy Iiiivb triiiiHftirriid llmlr Intdi-iiHtH In tin:  .Is'iiiiy Kriictloii Mineral C'lsilm,riitimtiitl In  '���������i'iiilw<i</fl t:iuii|i, Mrruiiwi'iiil   sMIiiIiik  Ui-  vf.iloii ot Viilii Dhtrk-f, ll, (!,  Von nro Iiornhy untllloil tlmt, f Imvis cxnnndcd  'Inii iipiin llisi hIkivu iriiimnil t'lnlrii. iiml Mint If,  wlUilii ui ilnys from tlio ilnto of tJilH notice, yon  full or rohinu to (-imirlbiiia yimr iirouur'.li-ii of  rlio uliove iiu'iitliiimr Muni,.toKollicr with the  (������������������win of udU'l-llslm- your lntiiriwtn In tin* ciilil  c ulm will iMicwni.' tliu wuiM-fty of tlm niiilnr-  HlKiloil  under Ncotlon   I of tfiu JUuoriU  Aot  ArnisiidriiiMit Ant, 'IWW,  Novomlinrfi, JiW������. JOHN LVOV,  fi--!iing company, a fev* politicians  and the greediest railway corporation in America.  Piince Jlnpart will knock tliks  arrangement into a cocked hat, for  who is both young find vigorous,  and her fisher men know the ins  and otils of tiie business, some of  them have been for years in the  employ of the "New England Fish  company.  One of the methods of the company, now that the industry is  potting ii start in the Noith is to  throw on the Vancouver market  Ihe culls, known to halibut fishermen as "lows" and "greys". By  doing this the price of fish is made  so low that the shipments of northern fishermen ate unsaleable, been use the price offered is so low  that they cannot bo sold at a profit.  There is not a "cherry belly" halibut sold at (is market in Vancouver : all the fine fish are shipped  East, where the "lows" and  '���������greys" are unsaleable. The Vancouver fish markets are controlled  by the j*Je\v England Fi.-h coni-  pnny. for were they to buy fish  fiom outside fishermen, al times  they would be without a supply,  thin they would not be able to  pitrcha.'*e from the New England  Fish company, whose methods are  the methods of the Trust, whether  tlio product handled be beef, fish,  or coal oil.  Tiie  fight must be   uiado   and  won and   the Northern fishermen  aro organizing to win it.   They are  not indebted  to the politicians of  Vancouver;  tliey  know that the  new fisheries cruiser ordered to be  built for work on the coast of British Columbia is not intended for  aught else than a luxurious packet  for the officials of the marine and  fisheries   department.     Tho   men  of the North know how to uct, and  they will outfit Iheir own fisheries  ciaisers and sink  the first; poacb-  oia they run into.    This will bring  tho fisheries question  to a head,  just.iis did   the "liots" in the Chinese and Japanese quarters in Vancouver bring the Japanese immigration issue to a head.   There are  daring spirits in  tho north; some  of them outlaws.   Theso men will  take desperate chances for glory,  and what more glorious fight could  ho pulled  oft' than   a   fight that  would result in giving a great industry a foothold in   the Nrrth, nt  a seaport in which there are neither  barrooms nor .Taps, nor Chiiieso nor  Hindus.���������Prince Rupert Empire.  lie's a- very useful horse, but  thin, remarked the dealer who was  trying lo sell Ihe animal. J sometime-* nave to lie a knot in his tn.il  to prevent him from slipping  tlnongh ihe collar. But that's no  mailer. Occasionally, too, I have  to hang a --nek over hiui to keep  the hay inside of him from getting  sunburned. He's a good horse,  buC thin. My wife aud her mother  took him for for a drive the other  day and they foolishly let him trot.  When he tiotted the rattling of  his bones so startl'jcl him that he  him that he bolted, pitched my  1113' wife aud mother-in-law out  and killed the old woman. Oh,  he's a good horse, if thin, and he's  very  useful.���������Liverpool   Mercury.  Large variety of Jewel Boxes,  from 75e. to 815.00, at Coles' Book  Store.  A new York critic goes into ecstasies over the "Corn song."  Corn frequently affects a man that  way and critics���������darn "em���������are  no botter'n other folks.  In i-i.i.kiiig a shiirp turn the rear  end of a street car struck an express wagon huleu with jugs of  whiskey., Nearly Till the jugs were  preci pi titled. In the pavement, with  the natural disastrous result. !The  driver of the wagon alighted, and,  pointing at the pile of demolished  earthenware, said to a livslander,  "That's li"ll, ain't it?" The  s-j'Cttator, who happened <o be a  minNicr, iv.nlied,' ���������' Well, my  friend, 1 don't know that 1 .would  say ihat. but it's at least the abode  of departed spirit*-."  Portrait ' enlargements done t.t  the New -'��������� rt S'Oi'e, irom $1 to ������25.  All our belongings should mean  much ions, and great care should  ho exercised in selection. "We need  only a iow tilings, bub each of these  things should suggest utility, har-  monj', Ptreegtb and I ruth. All  our actions must be suggestive of  peace rand right. Not only must  we speak (ruth, but we mutt live  it. Our lives should be consecrated to the good.  Toilet sets in Ebony and Sterling  Silver mounts from 82.50 to ������20 at  Coles' Book Store.  Pipes in case--, gold-mounted  cigar-and cigarette holders,pouches,  etc., at Cole'.  The first 0. P. JR.. train crspsed  fcU-j continent July-12,-18S6..���������   Pictures from 10 cts. up at the  New Art Store.  Canada is 41 years old, dating  from confederation, and 149 dating  from the British conquest in 1859,  and 573, dating from Cartier's  first visit in 1535.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country aud the blue  Pacific.  Many a spectacular drama is  acted in a man's own bed chamber  as he tries to kick himself around  the room for getting in on the  ground floor of a scheme which  started in the basement and fell  through into the cistern.  Iu the, journey  from  Vienna to  St.    Petersburg.   Cumberland   tlie  thought-reader, entertained his fellow, passengers by guessing their  thoughts.    One of the travelers, a  Polish  Jew, who  took the whole  thing for a  hoax,   offered  to  pay  Cumberland the sum of fifty roubles if he could de-vine his thoughts.  Visibly amused,   Cumberland acceded  to  bis   request   and   said :  "You   are   going to the fair at  Nishni-Novgorod,   where  yon intend  to purchase  goods to the extend  of  twenty  thousand roubles,  after which you will   declare yourself   a   bankrupt   and   compound  with-yonv- creditors  for  three-psr.  cent.'!    On  hearing   these   words  the .low gazed at the speaker with  reverential awe.   He then,1 without uttering a syllable, drew out  of the leg  of liis  boo*;   a shabby  pur?e   and handed him  the  fifty  roubles.      "Whereupon   the   great  magician triumphantly   inquired :  "Then    I    have    guessed    your  thoughts,    eh?"    "No,"   replied  thp Jew, "but you have given me  a brilliant idea."  Judge���������Have you been arrested  before?     -���������   ' ._  Prisoner���������No, sir.. - .  Judge���������Have you'beem in  this  court before ?       ������������������       *    .  '  ' Prisoner���������No, sir. '  .   '  Judge���������A re you certain ?   '  Prisoner���������I am. sir.  Judge���������Your face looks decidedly familiar. Where have I seen it  beforo?  Prisoner���������I'm the bartend or in  fho (Saloon across the way, sir.���������  irarper's Weekly.  fivery trade and profession requires its whole man.  Think less about'your rights and  more about your duties.  Aim high and-'consider yourself  capable of great things.  . Action   will  remove,  the doubt  which theoiy'cannut solve.  The sweetest thing on earth is  the pleasure of pleasiug.  Those who do .the most-in the  world are tho.->e who love most..    -  Any man who plots another's  undoing is arranging his own.  The man who pursues pleasure  will never catch up with her.  - Take ofl.-'your  hat  to  the  man  who minds his own business.  It is what we think and what we  do that makes us what we are.  Wit and insight are saving virtues that only the  strong possess.  - '     ,, . ". NELSON; B..C.    - -  , '" .    .    , WHOLESai;r."'/'��������� '���������  ���������"  '*bl3ALFJ*.S  IN '.-' -     ' . -  Produce .'-AMD--"Provisions  Frank Fletclier"', -'_';.  '. Provincial Land SimvisYoi*.,'  ��������� ~ ' ."��������� 'Nelson', B.C.  'I  The Li'dge, 32 a year.  THE  ;.-MERCHANT  Clothes Cleaned,  TAILOR  Pressed and  Repaired.    Agent for  aine Bros'  Ordered -Clothyig.  Giilil, Si Ivor itml Ctipiior, Ench 30c.  ��������� lo, G.-1VKST, 3:10 Uiclim-da St.  V,\NCOUVER, B,'C.  f-rwuttti w wnjmum  f~r .  "Waterman's Ideal Fouutain Pen  at Eastern prices, $2.50 to $10,  raako an ideal Xmas gift. At  Coles' Book store.  All goods marked in plain figures  at Colea' Book Store���������a square deal  to all.  The director of a French post-  office has notified his employees  that hereafter toothache will not  be considered a plausible excuse  for absence from duty, ft is expected that statistics will show a  great falling off in this ailment,  jnst as a refusal of the Chicago  business man to accept notice of  the death of his office boy's grandmother decreased the mortuary report and lessened the gate receipts  at tho ball game.  The voice should be the sounding  board of the soul.  The Ledge will send a copy of  Float to any address for 2o cents.  To Our  Customers  An exchange says that enough  pumpkins were raised in Iowa this  year to make a pie for every man,  woman ancl child on earth. Pass  th' punkin' pie, please !  Souvenir spoons and buckle pins  can be had at Coles' Book Store.  Sometimes the doctor has as  narrow escape for his life waiting  for the patient as the patient does  waiting for the doctor.  Is smoked in every carnp, town,  city and hamlet in' British Columbia. It i-* made in Vancouver by  Win. Tieijen and sold ou the  road by  arimg.  . Gpcenrjuood, S. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, nnd still  uncles; thc stum- riiHiingoHiniit. Rooms  comfortable, inenlr". equal to any in the  city, and the bar hpnplics only the best,.  Corner of Greenwood unci Government  streets., '        ���������  ���������"-      J; W. ISieisott  A man's word is only  when it is not for sale.  valuable  Men grow bald sooner than  women because they do not wear  their hair so long.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  Wlddowaon, Assayer, Neloon, B, C.  When you want a monument or  headstone, v/rifco to the Kootenay  Marble Work*, NoIhoh, B. 0.      *  The partnership of White Bros.,  Druggists and Opticians is to be  dissolved in January, when Mr.  It. C. G. Whitd will retire from  the busiuess.  In order to materially reduce  our stock before that time we offer  you on cash sales a discount of 25  per cent, on tho following lines of  Buperior goods:  Leather ] Goods, Fancy Goods,  Btibber Goods, Trusses; Brushes,  from Brush-Seta to Children's  Tooth Sets.  Perfumes���������Roger aud Gallot,  Pivert, Dufort, Crown Perfumery,  Seely'H and Colgate's.  Toilet Articleri-Atomizors, Maui'  cure Sets and 'InnbruuiuutB,. Razors  and Strops, Mirrors, Sponges,  CorabB' and noaps in great.variety.  Snow-drift Cold Cream 15 cents,  two for 25 cents.  Yours Very Truly,  WHIT Jl* BROS.  oooo  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class    meals    and   rooms.  Railroad men, miners and  others  will find a pleasant home at this  hotel. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE,  PROPRIETOR  E  NELSON, B. C.  Now "Under Old and Original  Management.  , E. PHAIR   -   -    MANAGER  ���������jgy-Gcutlemen, 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. WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE., GRAND FORKS  I CONTRACTOR  I    ESTIMATES  I GIVEN. I  I Dealer in all kinds of Rough |  @ and  Dressed  Lumber, Win- !  I (lows, Doors, Shingles, Brick,  |  | Cement, etc. |  | Shop Phone, 65. |  | Lumber Yard Phone, 2G 1  nelson, B. &  OKO. V.  WKLLS, B. TOBIKINS,|  Proprlotor. Itltimigor.  First-clas,s in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lavatories in B. C. First-class  bar ancl barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Is the home for all tourists  andiuillionairesvisittngNcw  Denver.  British' Columbia.,  HEHRY   STEGE,   PHOP.R.  TJiiuor Mcoiistii'-W't.  Tnlco NV-tliro tlmt J, Kninlc Doll, of AiiiicoihU,  U, O.i lutomt mililylnif to tlm Suiicrltitoiuloiit  of ProvlntiUtl Pollen, at the oxylr/itlon of ono  montli from tlio ilnto liurcol, for an hotnl llcutmo  for tlio priirnlMiH HHtiuitu on Lot 7, Wook 18, In  tlio Towimlte or A niiuoiida, IJ. 0,  Otttotl tills -nil day of Novoiriliur, iijoh.  ���������THANK UE',1.,  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O,  Is a comfortable homo for all  who travel to that city. '"  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  MINKKAIi ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NO r 1013  'Tiuidro', "MlnoiJiI    Claim,!   sltimto   In   tlio  Orwnwoofl MhilnR Division.of V'alo District,   Wlicro loc-nti'd: At Cum*) McKinney,  TAKK NOTrOE that Saimion*.'Lumen, Froo  Minor's Odrtlllonto No. II inni.-and Alex 1>.  Mtiolnlyru, Ofllt'Iiil Arlmlnistr-itnriof tlio estate  and   olVccU   of    Kdn'nrd   Jnmon.   deceased.  I<'reo   Minor's    Certlllt'iitci   No.   B D'UM, Intend, sixty days from date hereof, to ntiply to tho  Mlnlnii* Ifccordor for"a Ccrtlllonto or improvements, for the purport!*.of obtaining a Crown  flrant of tliuahovc claim.  And further talte nottco that action,  under  matron. 37. must   ho commenced beforo tliu  I.tHiiiince of nui'li ('nrtlllnntoof Tinpi-oveuientH  Dated this l.'ltli day of Oat.ober, A. D, 1IXJ8,  H. T, bAKHKN,  ALKX. D. JlAOINTYnE,  Oillolal Adui'iilHlrslor  ;R Regular monthly meetings of  -, / v^r- Greenwood. Indue No. 28, A. F.  / 'if & A. M., nro ludit ou tlio first  Thurr-tl'iy in oiicn month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visitintr hretliron  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. HIKNIK, .Set-rotary,  W **���������*���������*��������� *ftflr Greonwnnd Mincra*  o F. 1V1. U,,ioM' No* 2'2- W*  o  A ���������   111. F M ( mmiH o>  Saturday evening in Union Uall, (Vj-  por street, Greenwood, tit 7:1)0. "���������  AIho in hull at  Mother Lode mine  Friday eveiii'n<rs nt 7:30.  GEO. HEATHEHTON, Secretary.  CDe Pacific fioteL.  la under the nninaffoinent of Greig  & Morrison. The Itoomu aro Com.  fortahly furnished, and tho har contains tlio host brands of wines,  liquors and cigars.  Cbe Pacific UU.���������  Is tho beet-appointed Restaurant In  the interior of British Columbia.  The best cooks and most attentive  waiters only omployed, Open all the  time.  MltH. GUKIO, PROX-IlIETnisSJ*.  ������������������a  Tobaceos, ;Pipes," ;ind all other  Smoker.-'' siiiiplies".' -Next door  . s  , lo-Piicilio hotel.   "  JAS. DRUn  '-hill  The Hotel Slocan  Three 1'brks, I). C, is the leading  hotel of the city, Mountain trout  and gaum dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Niyen, Prop


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