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 '' aai^tao^utJ.  ' -   ,       , I7     <  ' ���������. ,*   l/'-'V'  Legislative ^'*;   ������w���������. "ft",  Vol.   XV:  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18,  1909.  V^'ORIA, V*  /,  No. 32  Up. to February. 20th  To make room for New Spring Goods, we are  offering the following inducements :  25 per cent off Clothing. ', .   '  * ���������     25 per cent off Hats and Caps.  20 per cent off Underwear and Sweaters.   ,  . 20 per cent off shirts of all kinds.    - ���������  "   And Other Bargains Just as Great.  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., Ltd.  '       ��������� '  <       - '     . ��������� -   " - ���������i        *     f.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  - Don't neglect jfchem. The minute *ypu find that  you are suffering from some defect of vision is  thd time to have it corrected. We are fitted to  examine your eyes by,the, best"-known methods, -  and guarantee satisfaction and "correctness. We*-  do not charge for examination,', and our prices  for lenses and frames are the lowest.  The new Toric Lense fitted to any frame..   V  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO.;  Bi  ?������D. 0.-McKay returned from the  east Thursday last.  ���������, Duncan MclntoBh returned from  the coast Friday last.  Bob. Perry left for the. West  Fork Tuesday to resume work on  his propertiee.,,  The local lodge of Rebekahs will  give a ball in the old Masonic hall  on the evening of the 26th inst.  ' - W. T.. Smith, one of the old-  timers of the district, dropped into the city this week from Spokane.  Milton Craigie has a force of  about thirty men employed in log-,  ging and cutting lumber at, the  No. ;7 mill. '���������      ������������������ -   ���������  Miss Mai Lawson left this morning for Vancouver to take apposition in the dry goods establishment  of Rickson Bros.  Jos. WilmsharBt returned from  tbe coast Friday. Mrs. Wilms-  hurst and. family will not return  for a couple of months.  .The Stnttz Theatre" Co. com:  mence a" three-nights engagement  at the Auditorium, this evening.  Matinee Saturday afternoon.  J. T.1 Mulhern, city driver,'re-  turned from, the east Monday evening,    His father,   who was   seri  ously ill, has partially recovered. '  -Harry ,Swan of. Hedley .was in  the city Monday. He has charge  of work on the new bridge' across  the Kettle river at Ingrim's ranch.  Married���������At the Methodist parsonage. Greenwood, on' Monday,  the 15th inst., by'. Rev. F. J".  Rutherford, William - Hayes' Ren-  nolds and Mrs. Lulu Ava Stayton,*  both o( Midway.  ."Jos. Darraugh has been rap-  pointed chief of police in Phoenix.  Don't mix up with the Vikings,  Joseph.- They - are" a strenuous  race,-prone, to 'slug,' and 'absent-  minded aB to"-Sime.limit;when fully  aroused.' "    V    "     ^    ,  wood. J. D. Spence! and C. J*.  Leggatt appeared for the prosecution and..J. P. McLeod for the  defence - . ���������  ��������� In Phoenix D.-J.v'Matheson has  tho agoncy for nearly all the best  life,"_-/Sre and accident insurance  companies. He also* insures,plate  glass, and -if you are looking for  insurance drop him a line with  particulars of what you want.  Cut His Throat.  Friday evening Mai ;R. Chapek,  an Austrian, was found dead in  his cabin, near Boundary Fulls by  A. Nelson. Nelson at once notified ,the authorities." , Coronet-  Black hold an inquest* Monday,  with the following jury: M. II.  Roy (foremau), Malcolm Gillis,  James Clark, Frank Bell, Patrick  Fogerty and 0. H. Caroptd.  Dr. W. E. Spaukie," who hold  the post mortem, in evideuce stated  the nature of the wounds causing  the death of Chapek.- -His throat  was cut' through to . the spinal  column, two knives, being used, a  small one and a butcher,knife A  verdict of suicide'was returned.  ���������Deceased was 35 -years ohl'and  was for some time a bartender'in  the Ladysmith. hotel.' Since last  fall he has been living on his preemption a few miles -from Boundary Falls. The .fnneral was held  yesterday. -   '  Household    furniture    for. sale  ���������Vpply  to R.  C. G.  druggist.  \  at a bargain.  White, the  City Council.'  evening,  Minutes  read and  (;���������*,.���������������, i  ���������GREAT  ���������"w������--v~- r���������*���������--������*-?-w-������  SALE  Having purchased the entire stock of Dry Goods  and Ladies' Furnishings' of the Hunter-Kendrick  Co. at a big discount, we have decided to place  the same on "sale, together with many of our own  lines, at greatly reduced prices. For the next ten  days we will offer seasonable merchandise in great  variety at discounts varying from 20 to 50 per  cent.    We can, and will, SAVE YOU MONEY.  Dry Goods.  Millinery.  Boots and Shoes.  99@9���������999C9aS0������t&99������9999S9999<S9&9������9999e^9li99fi&S������99<li99e'  ������  James Buchanan & Co's  : /  BLACK AND WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF COMMONS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  GO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD,:B. C;    g  B*s������9oe909eoco������������MeMO6ee8o  ' PHOENIX, B. 0.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of those in 'sean'h; of .material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy io dyspepsia, .  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment :-..-  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the monn-  tains andPa pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -       PROPRIETOR  &������������eee0e������-9*9������e&������-90*s^ao<M^^ i  P.BURNS& %m  Dealers in  ppesh and Salt JWeats, pish and Poultry  t Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  |       , the Kootenay..  ���������M<^ir>n><h^<ifcr'iTirt<*n^'ifftrti'rtMft^  'Rev. .J. H.1 White.'D. D., will  occupy the pnlpit of,the Methodist  chjiro^.^t! jtopdav. L'&yening,-. FeW  28", at 8:30. Dr. White-is secretary for missions in B. C, and will  speak along the linen of the missionary 'work' of the Methodist  church.-  /The bankers and merchants  played a hockey match Thursday  evening, resulting in a victory for  the latter by a score, of 6 to 4.  Barclay for the merchants and  Beattie of the [bankers kept closer  to the ice than any of tbe other  playerB.  R. T. Lowery is at present putting on flesh at the Newmarket in  New Denver. It has been the one  ambition of Henry Stege, proprietor of that house, to get the  colonel up to his own weight���������240.  So far bis efforts have proved unsuccessful, but the Germans are  a persevering race,' and 110 pounds  will bring R. T. up to the mark.  . The L. 0. T. M. were at home  to their friends in - Eagles hall  Tuesday evening and a very pleasant time was spent. Mrs. Oxley  of Phoenix won the first prize for  ladies in progressive whist, and  Archie Gillis for gentlemen; Geo.  Clerf got second, and Mies Bessie  Backless and Wm. Barnett cap-  tared the booby prizes.  Midway. -  A very enjoyable entertainment  was   held   in    the   Presbyterian  church Thursday evening.   JR.  Jackson occupied the chair, and  the following programe was listened  to by an appreciative audience:  Overture, Mrs, Murray^  Song, Mr. Tamblyn.  Violin selections, H. Pahnel.  Speech, Rev. Goodfellow.  ' Duet,  Mrs.   Murray  and Mies  Meeker.  -Violin and bass viol selections,  Mr. and Mrs. Bush.  Reading, Mrs. Eldridge.  -Song, Mr. Moll.   ��������� j  i Recitation^ Mrs. Peck.  I Duet,  Mrs.  Murray  and   Miss  Mesker. ���������'.' .  ....,-:��������� Speeoh, Mr. Eldridge.   .  Song, Mrs. -Letts.;  .Speech, Mr. Wilson.  Song (Coon),  Mrs.  Peck, Miss  Meeker, Mr. Borders and Mr. Moll.  Council met Monday  all tbe members present,  of the previous meeting  adopted. ' ,-  COMMUNICATIONS.  ,From the fire'ehief re housing of  ladder truck. " Mayor and fire  committee were instructed to look  for suitable place for', the ladder.  . From the secretary of^the tuberculosis society, thanking' the coun-  for donation.    Filed.'-  From-.the city clerk, Nelson,  asking that mountain time be  adopted. , Clerk, -was instructed to  send copy of letter to smelter  manager, Miners' union. Board of  Trade, and, CarpentorsVunion,.asking them to state their opinions on  the question.  Steeet' committee reported having ordered 10.000 feet of lumber  at S16 per thousand from Milton  Graigie.  The clerk was instructed to  write- to Nelson,- Rossland and  Grand Forks, asking for information as to their procedure on account of faulty flues or chimneys  causing fire, and as to payment for  department when called out upon  such occasions.  Cemetery and pound committee  reported that Mr. Stutridge was  not carrying out the ' terms of his  agreement. Mayor and committee  were given fall power to act.  Following accounts were ordered  paid:    '  ���������  Greenwood City Waterworks $241 45  Fire department    16 00  White Bros      1 65  A.L.White      6 10  Bubar& McKay |   24 00  A. A. Frechette     -1 25  Special committee recommended  that salary of city "solicitor be $40  per month and that his standing as  city solicitor be established and a  Nel?ou nnd Edmonton will be  move.! there/,. The company will  export rough, marble to the United  States' and make" the ��������� finished product for the Canadian market. At  the quarry 200 men will be employed makiug this industry air  important one,in the country. The  town of Lardo'will receive much  benefit from this marble mine.  r . < t  The Columbia cigar is a large  arrd free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  Conservative Association.  The annual meeting of the  Gieeuwood Riding Conservative  Associution waB held in the Miller block last*' Friday evening.  There were arjout forty delegates  present, representing every part of  thr> district. "  ���������  The retiring officers reported on  tho progress made during the year  and spoke encouragingly as to the  prospects of the "party in Greenwood riding.  f"*~  A unanimous vote of thanks was'  tendered the retiring officers, and  the following wjere elected for 1909:  Hon.   President, - Hon.  Richard  McBride. '��������� ;" -  President, J.' R. Jackson, Midway.   ' .      .      .  .  First Vice-President, Dr. W. E.'  Spankie, Greenwood.  Second Vice-President, John  MoKellar, Eholt.  -  Secretary, Jas. W. Grier, Greenwood.  Executive Committee���������Charles  Somers, W. B. Fleming, S. Oliver,  Jas. McCreath, J. L. Coles and  Sydney M. Johnson, Greenwood;  E.' Bailey anil "Alex. Stewart,  Eholt; T. J. Hardy and Jas. Kerr,  Midway; M. W. Ludlow, Denoro;  P. M. Christopher, Mother Lode ;  D.   R.. Tait,   Rock   Creek;   Jos  Western Float  ' ' '    i  99&Q������Q8&&&'bQ&lB(B&&Q&������e$99fb  George H. Hodge has cold his  residence in Nelson and will move  to the coast. He expects to have  a position in connection with the  building of the railroad frrun Midway to Penticton.  Wilson Hill, who formerly ran  a sawmill at the head of Siocan  lake, has just returned from a trip  to Europe.  There are 150 men working in  the mines of Siocan.  At the Mollie Hughes^mine, New  Denver, 28 men are working. A  wagon road will be builtN to the  mine in the spring.'  Neil Mclnnis, who built the  Armstrong in Greenwood, expects  to go into the hotel business at  Prince Rupert.  Owen Desmond of Kaslo has not  taken a drink iu 18 months. He  is a model saloon man.  On the'Grand Trunk Pacific in'  and close to Prince Rupert there  are 2,400 men working. It is  thought that work trains will be  running by August.  ��������� ,The effects of the Stemwinder  mine at Fairview will be sold.  Swift & Co. have qriit ,in Phoenix, leaving the field to'P. Burns  &Co.  opens  March  Caron, Boundary Falls.  For the latest in  McRae Bros.  Wall Paper see  Wlddowton, Aisay������r, Nelson, B. C.  ��������� Local Option.  The Local Option moovement in  drawn.     Report  Oppen>  position  legal    contract  adopted.  Clerk reported that Dr.  heimer would accept the  of medical health officer.  Alderman Buckless gave notice  that he would, at the next regular  meeting ask leave to introduce a  bylaw to amend the liquor license  bylaw.:  Council adjourned.  See the Spring Styles in Wall  Papersat McRae Bros.  Anarchist Mountain Tiff.  .Before R. G; Sidley, J. P., on  Wednesday of last week David  McBride was charged with intent  to commit murder by shooting at  Teresa Kayes. After hearing the  evidence adduced by the prosecution and defence and a statement'  by the accused, the prisoner was  committed for trial. On arrival  at Greenwood accused appeared  before Hie Honor Judge Brown  and elected to have >.speedy trial,  which was set for Monday, the  15th, when, upon .hearing arguments of counsel, hie honor decided he had no jurisdiction, and  tho case will therefore come on for  Curling.  Owing to the severe  competition   for the ^  has gone slowly this  lowing is the standing  Dill   weatln  ���������Varreu  year.  of the i  WON  ..     4  ..     4  ..     8  ������     3  ..     4  ..     8  ..     1  ..   .2  5r the  cup  Fol-  ���������inks:  LOST.  2  McDonald   Bunting   Sim nion a   Bishop -....  McCutcheon  Birnio      2   .  2  1  1  8  3  3  2  McMynn   Frith      8  6  6  Pictures from  New Art Store.  10 cis. np at the  An Important Industry.  About two years ago Shackelton  & Simpson sold 49 per cent of the  stock in the Canadian Marble  Works of Nelson and Edmonton  for $50,000. Last week a Winnipeg millionaire bought tho balance  of their stock and appointed Mr.  Gortnau as manager. The company owns a marble quarry eight  miles from Lardo, .in...which..tiro  found sixteen varieties of marble.  At this.quarry half a million dollars   will   bo expended in plant,  British' Columbia - is   gaining * in  force and the radical element back  of Jtj-^.^ apparently; jletermined to  preis^tHe issue" at this session of  parliament. ��������� Every hotel in operation at the present time in   the  Province of   British   Columbia is  sanctioned by the laws of the country, and in consequence their business is as legitimate under the laws  as that of a groceryman, a newspaper publisher or a dry grods merchant.    It seems' only just, therefore, to conclude that the hotelm������n  has a vested  interest in the community,   the   same as any other  business man.    If a body of men  or delegation representing any element in the province would appear  before the provincial government  and ask   that   the newspapers of  Cranbrook should be wiped out of  existence,  would that not be an  advocacy of  confiscation  of personal property ?   If the same were  asked of any other line of business  in any town, in the provmce or  throughout   the    province    as   a  whole, would' that not be asking  for a public confiscation of property ?   There are two Bides to this  most important problem, and it is  neither right nor fair for one side  to demand of the government an  absolute confiscation of a certain  line of business - in the province  that   has   been,   heretofore  pronounced an absolutely legitimate  business by the laws of the province.   The hotel men of the Province of British Columbia have, as  a rule, been the trail-blazers  of  civilization in'this domain.   They  ha ve ^ erected ���������: com for table  hnuseB  and maintained stopping places for  the traveling public, and the fact  that they have sold liquor is no  argument against them as citizens  and; men.   They have been, as a  role, among those who have done  what they could by the expenditure of money and their time for  the advancement of their community and   lending assistance when  aid was needed for humanity.    Is  there any reason why they should  be selected as a sacrifice for any  particular body of men, when they  have conducted their business un  der the provisions of the law? This  question of   Local Option is one  that demands'fairness and justice  in its discussion.   If the Herald  had the power to   wipe out the  liquor traffic it would do so, yet at  the same time it believes in dealing fairly with those men who have  Bpent what they, have made in giving  adequate .accommodation to  the  public,   and it  believes   the  same of hotel men a> it does of  any other line of business, that if  parliament is to be induced to bo  change the laws that it will wipe  them out of existence then they  should be fully recompensed for  the loes of their property in the  community where they' are doing  business.��������� Cranbrook Herald.  For Sale-  ley  avenue  $100 down  purchaser,  A hqufle on  Kimber-  1^11,000.    Terms,  and  balance  to suit  Apply to Alex. Ban-  Creston has a church bell, the  Roman Catholic Church having  put one in last week.  "The Creston Review wants to  know what a "Mnlligan Club" is,  as a number of married ladies of  that town are anxious to get inside information .on. the subject.  Might be a society formed for the  scientific investigation of Stud,  Draw, or Black Jack. There are  a number of earnest students of  the science in Greenwood.  -The Presbyterians of Creston  are going to build a church.  Creston wants a brass band and  an amateur dramatic society.  O. L. Clark' of the Eastern  Townships Bank at Keremeos will  be transferred to Phoenix next  month.,  The Sacramento mineral claim  near Hedley has been bonded by-  Manitoba parties.  F. J; Deane will start a paper  in Edmonton.  Mi*iB Belden is visiting Mrs.  Kendall in Nelson. She will play  two. nights r this wflekXin.--* 'Confu-'  sion," which is being produced by  Nelson amateurs. .  John McMartin has bought the  Mother Lode and Kootenay Belle  mines near Salmo. -He was a former resident of Nelson and has  made millions in Cobalt.  . The old-timers in Nelson are not  progressing very, fast with their  proposed reunion.  A nelson company has been  formed to work a coal property  about four miles from Princeton.  Mr. Moffat is no longer editor of  the Nelson News.  In the near future an electric  line will connect Nelson with Spokane.  H. R. Jorand is now registrar  of titles in Nelson.  The supreme   court of - Canada  has given a decision in favor of J.  M. Harris in the celebrated Star  White mining case.    Byron N.  case before  that  there  will be a boom in Sandon.  Max Berger was fined $51 and  costs in Phoenix by Judge Hood  for doing- business, the court  thought, without paying the necessary license. Berger has appealed  against the decision.  There is no truth in the rumor  that Gene Shea knocked out Johnson in Phoenix last Friday night.  At the next provincial election  Harry Wright will be the Conservative candidate in Nelson.  A stock company has been  formed to run the Hotel Allan in  RoBsiand.  Many placer claims have been  recently staked upon Perry croek  in EaBt Kootenay, and there promises to be much activity there next  summer.  James B. McCool will open a  real estate office in Michel.  Alex. Munro, roadmaster of the  Cascade division of the C. P. R.,  died last week,  After March 4 there will probably be no double time in Nelson.  It is a nuisance that can do no one  any good.  George Burroughs of Calgary is  chief of police in Fernie.  The Empire says that the Liberal organization in  is in control of mea  grafters.  The Vancouver World denies  that Duncan Ross has bought an  interest in that paper. Duncan,  should start a daily paper of his  own.  In Prince Rupert Mmb Hughes  has opened a dining room in connection with hor rooming housd.  Friday nignfc last week Phoen ix  defeated Grand Forks at hockey 5  to 3, thus winning the Boundary  The trout fishing season  May 1 this year, instead of  25, as formerly.  The supreme court of Canada  has rendered a decision in favor of  of Vaughau in the appeal case of  Vaughan et al vs. Covert et al re  water rights on Fourth of July  creek.  Theodore^ Roosefelt will not  slaughter any big game in Kootenay* this year. He .has declined  the invitation of the mayor of  Kaslo, owing to a previous arrangement to mingle this season in  Africa with hippoq.. rhinos., lions:,  elephants j.ickalis, kJiirs-, Zulus,  Boers, and other big grime u'nd  varmints.  railway   construction  mil   foreigners nre m-  .   Since  the  began here i  ceiving and despatching  mail  tire  ingenuity of  postin.asU'rri and iiinil  clerks  has  been   put  to  the test.  One letter which reached here wns  addressed uoi b A m-  erika, Canada, Bribicu Coiorub.i,  HEdlei." The mail clerks nnd  postmasters 'who succtvded* in  steering it in here du^e.rve about  two grades promotion -*H ar-ius-il/  One outgoing letter had for its destination, seidnei c. b. und this the  postmaster had a hunch wns meant  for Sydney, Cape Breton.���������Hedley  Gazette.  F.   Richter  anticipates   a light  crop of peaches throughout Brii,i*<h  Columbia   and   Washington    this  year.    He  believes that tbe fruit  buds of peach  trees   cannot successfully withstand a temperature'  of 15 degrees below  zero, aud says  that his  are  already  begiuniug to  show the effect of the intense cold  of January,    The trees themselves  will not be affected and  the .loss-  will be for the season  only. ' He  expects that the tender European,^  varieties'of "grapes" will"* also"' -bfi'in'-"'  jured.���������Keremeos Trumpet.  vs.  White will bring the  privy   council.    After  Prince Rupert  who are great  Largest Gold Mine.  The   Homestake   mine   in   the  Black Hills, South Dakota, is the  largest gold mine in  the country,  it having paid  in dividends over  $16,000,000 and  its  total  production having exceeded $80,000,000. .  It   is   capitalized at $22,000,000,  $100 shares being quoted at  from  $60 to $70.    The original call was  for $200,000, since  which time the  mine has been  entirely   self-supporting.  History���������Gold was discovered  in the Black Hills in 1868. its existence being known to the Indians for some time previous to  that, but upon, the advice of the-  Jesuit missionaries they kept the  knowledge of this fact from the  white men. The early "placers located in Deadwood guleh~ led to  prospecting for leads, which, whon  first found, were too low grade to  pay.  The first  Homestake  mill   was  built in 1878,  aud consisted  of SO  stamps, ��������� which   were   hauled   300  miles by ox team  from  Cheyenne,  Wyoming, at a cost of 6 cents per  pound, the entire cost  of erecting  the stamp mill   under these  conditions is given  at S140,000���������nob  an unreasonable figure.    Since tbe  erection of this first mill until the  fire and strike of 1907, the Home-  stake has never passed a month  without the payment of a dividend.  The ore beds are in schists of  great age,-cut by dykes of felsite  closely connected with: the occurrence   of   the   ore.    Little   high-  grade or specimen rock is fouud,  although  hi  the ..early''days considerable   money    was   made   by  leasers.     The   ore   beds are   tremendous, and from the 800 to the  1300 level average from 400 to 500  feet wide.    The Homestako's largest shaft, known as the Ellison,  cost $500,000, and  is equipped to'  Bink 3,000 feet.    The stamp mill  equipment at   the    present   time  comprises six mills, with a total of  a thousand heads,  crushing 4,000  tons   per   annum.     Twenty-eight  hundred   men are employed and  the property is controlled largely  by the Hearst syndicate.  The Homestake's nearest competitor ia the Alaska Tread well,  which haB paid $9,500,000 from  $5,000,000 capitalization, the 825  shares being quoted at pari The  ore of the Treadwoll is somewhat  lower grade than that of the Homo-  stake, but in more easily treated,  and the mining and milling costs  are slightly less.  .The largest gold mine in the  world, however, is the Mt. Mor-"  gan in Australia, having paid over  $32,000,000 in dividends.  Nevada has the distinction of  having the most productive gold  mine in the world last year. The  Goldfiold Consolidated shipped  30,000 tons of ore of an average  , t- .ifti^ii^?;.  value of $200 a ton. THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD^    BRITtStl    COLUMBIA.  ������*n1i i   Mmt^tmtt*  ZlMS*m\  ������***tn*astutmMbmm  Ii ERA FOR BOWSER  "Ilang tlnS expense! Nothing Is too  good for ray little wife."  While Mrs. Bowser was dressing and  fluttering about the cool; brought the    | stiletto again.   It had been brightened  Works Complete Change In Him i ������p aDd * sharper point put to sc  For Twenty-four- Hours.  THE  LAST -ACT.  THEN   HE  kIas  A   RELAPSE  Cook Suspicious All Along ��������� There  Are No Kicks For a Whole Day,  and He Takes Wifey to the Theater.  Supper Afterward.  -     [Copyright. 190S, by T. C. McClure.]  Ninety-nine times out of a hundred  Mr. Bowser follows a regular programme when called to get up In tlie  morning. ITo hunts for his day shirt;  he hunts for his socks; he hunts for his  collar and tic. lie finds one of his  shoes in the upper hall and the other  under the dresser, and his watch is as  apt to he found under the bed as elsewhere. Mrs. P.owser expects It and  goes through with It and looks for her*  reward beyond the skies.  The other morning, to her unbounded  surprise, there were no kicks. Mr.  Bowser oven forgot to throw out a  hint nbout wives getting up In the  night to rob their husbands of small  change. Ninety-nine times out of a  hundred he kicks nt breakfast, but on  this morning he actually praised the  chops and coffee. The cook overheard  lilm. but instead of Hushing with pleas-  "wiir, sarah, now can you think so  badly ot- ni' ntrsu.\KD?"  nre she looked at Mrs. Bowser and  shook her head in a solemn way. She  afterward explained her* action by saying:  "A woman may change her mind a  dozen times a day and it's all right,  ���������but   whenever   :i   man   changes   then  look out.  When a man is too good he's  "more dangerous  I ban  when  he's  too  .bad.    I'm   predicting  that   something  awful will happen in this house within the next two days."  .   Mr. Bowser generally jams his hat  ���������    on his head after breakfast and starts  '^for tbe ear wirh a "S'long!"-to* Mrs.  ���������Bowser, aud on the way up to the corner he wonders how he can make it  hot for tbe conductor.   On this occasion,   however,   lie   hung   around   for  awhile and tickled-Mrs. Bowser under  the chin and stooped to pet the cat.  ���������Before he bad reached the corner he  had made up his mind that street car  conductors   were   human   beings   and  should  have  words of sympathy and  encouragement now and then.   On the  /way over to the office a fat woman  stepped on his foot, aud he raised his  'hand and smiled at her.   She was so  taken   with   his   action   that  she  returned and stepped on the other. The  .conductor gazed into his beaming face  and then returned only 15 cents out of  a quarter, but there was no kick.  I   Four  times  that  day  Mrs.   Bowser  rwas called up on the telephone to find  'Mr.   Bowser   at   the   other   end.   He  hadn't much  to say either time.   De  just asked after her health and added  that he never expected to see the day  when he should regret falling in love  ("with and  marrying  her.   In  Iris  last  message he suggested that the cat be  treated with the greatest urbanity and  that the cook's wages be raised $3 per  month. Mrs. Bowser was puzzling over  this last when the cook came to her,  /with a stiletto in her hand, and, pass-  lug it over, said:  "Be prepared. When he comes home  tonight, if he is not his old self again,  then let him know that you are armed  to the teeth and will die In the last  flitch."  Prepared For the Worst.  j   "Why, Sarah, how can you think so  badly of my husband?" was asked.  I   "It would be the same with any man.  If he's n kicker he's no right to be oily  and sweet and throw folks off their  guard.   I  shall  sleep this night with  the family ax under my pillow."  I   Mr. Bowser came home with a forty  candle power srrrllc on  his phiz and  greeted Mrs. Bowser with a kiss.    A  politician  on   the  ear and called   his  ^candidate a robber, but ho had only  jlnughod at the Idea. A cross eyed pas  flongcr had taken  him for some one  else nnd dunned him for $2 borrowed  /money, but the Incident had only pro  /voked n smile.   At the table he com-  ipllmentcd the dinner as a whole.   He  Wald It was a regular banquet.    He  jeald the cook ought to be working In  ithe White House at a hundred dollars  la month.   He said that If he could nl-  "Take it and stab him to the heart  the moment he grabs you by the  throat," sho whispered. "I have five  sisters and four cousins, all married  women, and they go armed most of  the time."  "But you are silly, Sarah."  "I'm just prudent, ma'am. I'll leave  it to any'policeman on earth if Mr.  Bowser Is not a suspicious character  the way he has acted today and if it  Isn't for you to be on your guard  a'gainst him. How easy to throttle  you In the carriage and throw your  hotly into the street to be run over by  the cars! Lot me speak to him and  tell hlin Hint unless he brings you safe  home I'll have the hounds of justice  pursue him for the rest of his life."  But Mrs. Bowser decided to trust  herself lo the situation. It was a  good play, and the theater was Jammed. People elbowed Mr. Bowser,  and he even begged their pardon for  It. They stepped on his toes, banged  lilm around and climbed over him, but  he was a ray of sunshine In a rainy  April day. Mrs. Bowser fairly longed  for him to kick, but he wouldn't. lie  went right at II to enjoy (lie play, and,  although It was a tragedy, he laughed  about once In I wo minutes all through  It. People around him scowled and  hissed and said that any man who  would laugh at a death scene ought to  be thrown out of the house by the  neck, but nothing that could he said  riled him. He just wont right on  laughing and saying that it was the  funniest play he had seen for forty  years.  When the finish came Mrs. Bowser  expected to be taken right home, but  there was another surprise in store  for her. She was taken away to a  restaurant, and Mr. Bowser ordered  lobster and champagne and other-  things regardless of expense. lie said  ho was a happy man. He said that life  was worth living. lie said they would  go-to the theater every night irr the  week thereafter and he would order a  thousand lobsters arrd a .barrel of  champagne sent up.to the house next  day. When the supper was ended ant.  Mr. Bowser was looking for the carriage Mrs. Bowser had the.great good  foriuno to run across tlieir family doctor, who was also in the .place for a  bite to cat.  "Oh. I'm so glad.'" she exclaimed as  they shook hands.  "It's  about   Mr.   Bowser?"   he  queried.  "Yes.   Doctor, do you know"���������  , Struck a New Era.  "I know all about it.    1 saw him on  the car when  he  went   home, and   1  was only  four seals  back  uf you  In  the (healer tonight." ;���������  "You saw him laughing?"  "I did."  "And he wouldn't kick at anything!"  "I took notice."  "And thi.s splendid dinner���������what do  you make of it?"  "Yon 'need uot be at all alarmed  Mr. Bowser' has simply struck a new  era. -All h'usbauds do now, and then."  "But how long'is it going to last? 1  confess that I'm almost afraid of him."  , '"These eras sometimes last fifteen  minutes and sometimes twenty-four  hours. Knowing Mr. Bowser as I do,  1 should say that he'll be the same  old Bowser when he wakes up tomorrow morning."  And the doctor was right. Mrs. Bowser overslept herself by a quarter of  an hour, and what woke her up was  Mr. Bowser saying as he hunted  around tlie room for a missing sock:  "By thunder, woman, you got up iu  the night and threw that sock out of  the window just to spite mo! The  time has-come when you and I have  got to have a long talk together, and  If it lands you in your mother's home  without alimony dou't you blame rae  for it!" N M. QUAD.  Now Touslchead Is fixed for bed  And, following- her habit,  ,*: .>'  Darts In aud out with romprand shout  With no more than a, rabbit.   ";  On her wee form' to keep her warm.  Bui tjarmenture Is stupid,  And such as she need not to be  Clothed any more than Cupid.  At least at night for pillow 'right  And rush and roll and fumble  Such things as elothea and shoes and  hose  Just help one to a tumble,  And, though she felt no grief at all  Comes to her where she's wriggling,  She gives a roll-God bless her soul!���������  And up she scrambles giggling.  And very soon to lulling croon,  In her pink nightie smothered,  She'll softly creep, almost asleep,  To a lap lo be mothered,  And, snuggled down for Slumbertown  And for the journey mounted,  Pokes out her feet and coaxes sweet  To havo her "piggies" counted.  "This little plg"-that means the big  One���������"went to market buying.  This plgjrio small went not at all,  But staid at home a-slghlng.  This plggle wee had roast beef he  Had purchased for a penny,  And this pig small let looso a squall  Because he hadn't any.  "This plggie woo wished somo, for ha  Imagined he would love it.  He squeaked: 'Weel   Weol   Glvo some  lo me!  Now, you give me somo of It!'  Did ho got It?   Nay; not a bit  And nearly died of weeping"���������  Here's where I go out tippytoe.  For Touslchead Is sleeping.  ���������J. Al. Lewis In Houston Post  BADLY   RUN DOWN.  Her Just Deserts.  Professor Zueblhi, glancing around  to see where the money would do the  most good, comes to bat with a suggestion that we pension the mothers  of the land.  There is an idea that may meet with  the approval of all, nor should those  who fear paternalism is a slow kind of  poison raise a howl that could be heard  a block away, ns the measure would  be strictly maternal in Its nature.  Mother would certainly know what  to do with the money, and father  would stand around on pay day as polite and attentive as a book agent who  Is explaining the latest things in literature to a millionairess.   ''  To the members of the family it  would be like having money- in the  bank. They would always know where  they could borrow a quarter while  mother had money. On the whole, it  looks like a good thing. Let us plug  for the mothers' pension.  Through   Over-work��������� Dr.    Williams'  Pink Pills Restored Health and  Strength. ,  Badly, run down is the condition of  thousands    throughout   Canada���������pe*-  naps you are one of them.   You find  ..vork a burden.   You are weak; easily tired; out of sorts; pale and thin,  I'oui" sloep is restless, your appetite  poor and you suffer from headaches,  All  this  suffering  is  caused   by  bad  blood   and   nothing  can    make    you  well but   good    blood���������nothing    can  make this good  blood as, quickly as  Dr.  Williams' .Pink   Pills    for    Pale  People.    Those  pills  never    fail    to  make  rich,   red,  health-giving  blood.  Mr,  H.  E.  Eeed, Quebec city,  says:  "About twelve months ago  [ was all  run down as the result of over-work.  My doctor ordered me to take, a complete fjm t, but lliis did not help me.  1  had  no  appetite;  my nerves  were  unstrung and I was so weak 1 could  .scarcely   move.    Nothing   the   doctor  dirt helped me and  [ began to think  my case was incurable. While confined to' my room friends came to see  me and orre of them advised me to try  Dr.  Williams'  Pink   Pills.    I did so  and soon my appetite improved, 'my  color came back and in less than a  month I was able to leave my room.  I  continued   the  pills    for    another  month and they completely cured me.  [ am now in the best of health nnd  able to do my  work without fatigue.  I feel sure that all who are weak will,  find renewed health and strength in.  Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.    They cer:  tainly saved me from a life of misery."  When   Dr,   Williams'    Pink     Pills  make new blood they go right to the  root  of  and   cure   anaemia,   rheumatism, St. Vitus dance, kidney trouble,  indigestion,   headache   and   backache,  and those secret ailments which make  the lives of so many women and growing girls miserable.   Sold by all medicine dealers or by mail at 50c a box  or six boxes for .$2.50 from The  Dr.  Williams' Medicine    Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.  FATE OF A STAGE PRODIGY.  Little Harry, who was spending a  summer in the mountains.stood one  day caressing a Scotch collie. The  young man who owned the dog, seeing the boy's admiration for the collie, asked:  "Have you any animals at home,  Harry?"  At this the little lad replied, after  pondering a moment:  "Yes, we have flies."  Pills of Attested Value.���������Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills are the result of careful study of the properties of certain  roots and herbs, and the action of  such as sedatives and laxatives on  the digestive apparatus. The success  the compounders have met with attests the value of their work. These  pills have been recognized for many  years as the best cleansers of the  .system that can be got. Their excellence was recognized from the first  and they grow more popular daily.  ' ot^.'-fif>������^- *������������������*  The; Patient "(having escaped from  the chair*���������I think perhaps . I'll call  again tomorrow.���������Sketch.  Fixed.  "But," said the'good old lady, "why  don't you go to work?"-  '   ���������  "Why, ma'am," began the disreputable old loafer,- "yer- see. I got a wife  an' five children to support"���������  "But how can you support them if  you don't go to work?"  "As I was a-sayln', lady, I got a,  wife an' five children to support me."  ���������Catholic Standard and. Times."''  Mr. Victor Grayson's latest charge  against the members of the House  of Commons, made at Tower Hill the  other morning, is one of' the most  surprising and at the same time one  of the most serious of the many that  have come from him.    He said:  "They wear large white shirts to  conceal" the. fact that they have nothing behind their foreheads."���������Westminster Gazette. \  Master Betty, Who, It Appears, Over*-'  stayed 4is Welcome.  It may interest.readers to know that  rather over 100 years ago���������in 1S07, to  bo precise���������the country, was worship-,  ing at the shrine of a twelve-year-  old prodigy, a boy actor���������the juvenile  Henry Irving of "his'time; says'The.  Glasgow Mail. While at the -height  of his fame and popularity this infantile marvel visited' 'among other  places, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and  in both of these towns he is said to-  have created a hitherto undreamtof  sensation. ' ..-'..  The wonderful youngster's -name,  was William Henry West Betty, and  he was Irish to the backbone.' His  histrionic capabilities were evidently  born with him, for it is recorded that  when' at the age of eight his father  treated him to his first visit, to a  theatre young Betty at the conclusion  of the play solemnly..informed his  parent that he had decided to be an  actor himself.  How the youngster subsequently  came to get a. footing on the stage  is not known, but in the month of  August, 1803, we find- him making his  first appearance, performing the loading part in a popular drama at a Belfast theatre. He leaped at one bound  into the very forefront of popularity, and it is said that on one occasion when he turned ill" the whole  nation awaited with feverish anxiety  the different bulletins'-' which1 were  regularly issued to tell of young  Hetty's condition.  The" boy's first appearance' in Glasgow, which happened in May, 1804,  created unparalleled enthusiasm' in  the city during the several nights he  performed in the now long defunct  Dnnlop street theatre. The enormous crowds that Hocked -to see the  wonderful boy were unprecedented in  the theatrical history of St. Mungo,  and hundreds, it is said, were nightly  injured in the great crush and desperate struggle for admission to - the  theatre. In Edinburgh, where the'boy  actor afterward appeared, the same  enormous crowds rushed to see him.  To quote from one of the local paper's  criticisms,'he "set the town in, a  flame." His subsequent appearance  at the world famous Drury Lane completed the prodigy's .triumph, for it  was not long before the' metropolis  also succumbed to young Betty's'  magnetic-acting.  But Master Betty's' stage, success  was comparatively short lived. In the  course of a few years "he���������or his"par-  ' ents���������compiled an immense..'fortune,,  and with the wealth thus speedily  accumulated the ' young actor was  gHen vhe chance of a first class education. When out of his teens the  glamour of the footlights again appeared to ha.ve appealed to'him, and  he again made a bid to regain his  position' as a popular idol. By this  time, however,, the people had quite  forgotten their former hero, and  young Betty had to rest content with  only a very ordinary degree of success. He had, so to speak, overstayed his welcome.  Refused  to  be  Bossed.  That there-is a startling difference  between the 'omper of the rising generation, and that of the youth-whose  ideas shot up according to the teachings of.Mrs. Hannah More has recently been proven by a little seven-year-  old girl', who was laboriously spelling  her way through a reading lesson.  "Al-ways" speak the truth," she read  "and o-bey "your par-ents. .  .  "Be gen-tle and qui-et. Never slam  the door and shout and scream a-  bout the house.  "At the ta-ble eat slowly; not in a  greed-y manner like a pig."  *  Suddenly the little girl - shut the  book w'tlr a portentous bang, and announced with firmness and decision:  "I'm not going to let any old third  reader boss'me like that!"��������� Philadelphia Ledger.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures  Colds, -&c.  It was' the first case ever' tried:.in  Stony Gulch and the jury had sat for  hours arguing -and disputing. At  last'they straggled back to their  places, and the foreman, a tall mountaineer, * expressed ,thc general opinions':  "We don't think he did it," he said  slowly, "for we allow he wa'nt there,  but we think he would of ef he'd had  the;chanst."���������Philadelphia Ledger.  '  Corns cripple the feet rind make  walking' a torture yet sure relief in  the shape of Holloway's Corn Cure is  within reach of ah.  ONE WOMAN'S  TATEMENT  TELLS  HER SUFFERINGSISTERS  TO USt DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS  -\  The Persian  Revolutionists. ���������*���������  The revolutionary party in Persia  is circulating on postcards and in  larger form a picture descriptive ��������� of  ' 'Torsinn'justice," which shows three  bandits hanging by their feet from  the city gate of Tauris. The men, almost naked, are shown suspended  from an opening in the wall, the ropes  binding their feet being fastened to  a' pillar, next tc which a military  guard stands at "attention." "For  'hours," runs the legend under the  picture, "these wretches, the robber  Ago -and his companions, hung, in  their badly wounded condition, before  death relieved their agony." Thousands of people of all' ages and classes  'looked mournfully upon . these victims of 'Persian justice'."  They Proved.a Blessing.to Her.When".  Her Pains and Weakness Were Almost More'Than She Could Bear."  St.   George,   Man.,   (Special).���������Hoping to save her sis-tor women in the ���������  West from pains  and  aches    which  come at tlie critical times in a wo- -  man's life, Mrs. Arsene .Vinet of,this; ���������  place has,given, the  following state-*  nient for publication:-   ".' ��������� r   '-. .  "I have-brought .up a;large.family,' ���������'  and have always enjoyed good'healtn .'  until the last two years.'. I am fifty-    '  four years of age and-at the critical  time of life that comes to every woman,  1   had-'pains in  my right hip  and shoulder.    I could not lie down ���������  two minutes at -a time without suffering the greatest agony.   Sometimes  I awakened with, a feeling,as if some ,:*.  one  had laid .a piece of -ice on 'my 'it  head.    Another  time it would be a-."  burning pain under the left shoulder."  "1 took many medicines but could  get no relief, till reading of cures of  similar eases to my own by Dodd's  Kidney Pills, led me to try thern.  Thoy did wonder' for me.  "I want all women to know .what  Dodd's Kidney Pills did for, me."  Dodd's  Kidney Pilta cure the Kid-    ������  noys.    The  woman who  has    sound  Kidneys is safeguarded against' nine-  tenths of tho suffering    that   "makes  life a burden To the women, of .Canada.  A   Battleship  Canal.  One  of  the  alluring  schemes  proposed in Glasgow  to aid the unemployed is that      the municipal corporation to construct at a cost of .$80,-  000,000,  a great battleship canal -be--  tween the" Forth and the Clyde, and  thus.to link the North Sea with the -  Atlantic' A modest canal"joining theV-  Forth and the "-Clyde, already 'exists, ���������  and it formed in the    mid-Victorian  period, one of the-wonders of the British. Isles.   It is forty-five miles long  with a rise of 155-feet. . . ' "  Only-One "BROMO QUININE"  That is LAXATIVE BEOMO QUININE. Look for the signature of E. W.  Grove. Used the world over to Cure  a Cold in Oru Day.     25c.  By Natural  Means.  "Do you always," asked the country  friend of the professional chauffeur,  "go fast when you nre showing your  machine to a prospective customer?"  "Surel" answered the chauffeur. "If  you notice my trail you can see for  yourself I'm out for the dust."���������Baltimore American. *-  Childhood's Sunny Hours.  - Nocturnal Inventions.  Sir. Stubb���������This paper states that a  genius should never marry. It says  that a married ��������� man cannot invent  things like a single man.' ��������� -  Mrs. Stubb (sarcastically)���������Nonsense,  John! I notice a married man never  has any trouble, inventing sexcuses  about getting home ' late.���������St. Louis  Post-Dispatch.  Statistics.���������Of the 1,001 young women who fainted last year 987 fell  into the arms of men, two fell oh the  Hoor, and one into a water-butt-  Life.  . Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always jsure.my. coughs and jjolds."...  Small Wallace accepted an invitation to a party as follows:  "Dear Louis: I will come to your  party if it don't rain" (then thinking that he might have to stay homo  in  that  case)   "and if  it does."'  One night little Margaret, on  kneeling by hor mamma to say her  prayers, finished. "Now I lay me,"  and forgot. "Mamma," she said,  "you just start me and then I can  go'a-whizzing."  '*   Strength of Mind. "     ''���������'-  ���������' Mrs. Oatcake���������Your husband 'pears  f he a pow'rfulstrong minded man.  Mrs. Hayrix ���������. He shore is.' -I've  know'd him f- read a patent medicine  almanac frurn cover, t' cover without  feelln' that he had enny uv th' symptoms."���������New Orleans Tiroes-Democrat.  Setting the Oate.  -  "Have jou uny idea when the duke's  marriage  to   Miss  IUchgirl-will  take  place?"  "Well,  some  time  within   the^ncxt  three months.    He has a big note' to  pay which falls due In ninety days."���������  New'York Herald.  Time Has Tested it.���������Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil has been on the market  upwards of thirty years and in that  time it has proved a blessing to thousands. It is in high favor throughout Canada and its excellence -has  carried its fame beyond the seas. It  has no equal in the whole l'st of liniments. If it were double the price it  would be a cheap liniment.  Loyal and Subtle.  In its essence the following story,  found in Eev. Dr. Newman Hall's  autobiography, recall.-] an instance of  flattery in a mr.idiof honor in France,  who, being asked by the' Queen what  o'clock it was, answered, "What your  majesty pleases."-'* ...     -   \   -,....:  The royal librarian, Woodward; at  Windsor Castle was showing the princess royal the large collection of  miniatures. As .Cromwell turned up  she cried out: ' ���������    '  "Oh, Mr. Woodward, you cannot  like that man!"  He replied, "Your royal highness  must know that my admiration and  loyalty to your royal highness' mother  are such that. I cannot but reverence  the memory of the man to whoso  struggle 'for liberty we owe the unspeakable blessedness of possessing  such a monarch on a constitutional  throne."  ���������ways be sure of having such a home  and such a dinner he would give up  trying to go to heaven. He said that  he would rather come home than go to  a cabinet dinner. He said that on  numerous occnslons he hnd sought to  dabblo his hands In the llfeblood of  the old "yallcr" -.nt, but never without  his conscience pricking lilm afterward,  nnd he had fully  and firmly doclded  never again to seek to harm n hair of  her body.  It was one of the most entertaining  dinners for months and months, and,  ulthotrgh the cook gave Mrs. Bowser  a glance of warning every time she  brought In u new dish, there was no  cloud on the horizon. The greatest j  surprise of all came when the meal  had been finished, Mr, Bowser pulled  a couple of theater tickets from hla  pocket and announced that he had ordered u carriage to convey thern to  nnd fro.  "But the expense!" gasped Mrs. Bowser.  "Goodness, sonny, what's the trouble?"  "Nawthlii'. I Just Wanted to sec !f  |I had forgotten liow to cry���������boobooP  ���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  ���������   The Main Point.  The Englishman nnd the American  were tnlklri;** about honesty am one  'nen.  "SpeakIng about honest men," said  the American proudly, "our George  Washington wns the most honest insut  the world has ever known. Why, h  took a. buck nt the cherry tree nn."  Ihen told his father about it."  The Englishman pondered In silence  for a longtime.  Finally he drawled:  "It may be deuced clever In Georgi'  telling his father about taking the  hack, but tell me this."  "Well, what is it?"/,  "Did he pay the, drIver?"-St. Loins  Post-Dispatch.  The Bjcssing of Health.  "We don't value health nearly aa  much as we should." ���������       ,*  "There are times when'' we do. I  know I value It highly after listening  to that old bore of a Bluglewood tell  about his numerous aliments."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "So you are going to study law?"  , "Yes." '   .  "Going lo make a specialty of criminal law?"  "No."  "Corporation law?"  "No. Both aro too easy. What I  want is to he accurately and reliably  informed as to what months in the  year' and days in the week it is permitted to shoot certain game in the  various sections of the country."���������  Washington  Star.  Breaking the  Ice.  Beautiful Ella came into the room  and drew her low seat so close up to  her father's big armchair that he'  looked up from his newspaper to see  what was the matter.  "Mr. Wilkins likes you, father,"  she said ,as, soon as she saw that she  had his attention.  "Well. I have been under the impression for sonie time that he liked  some one here," remarked the old  gentleman, "but I've.never.seen any  ind'cationstliat I.was the one."  "Well, you will'the very next time  you see Mr. Wilkins,"- said the beautiful girl, with conviction.i  "What's he going to do?" demanded I*.  He's goine to ask you if you will  consent to be his father-in-law," explained the  beautiful girl.   *  0,1  i  -f  I  1:  i  (i  Couldn't  Feel Superior.  "Mabel doesn't make much of a hit  ���������with the.young riien." !  "No; she en n't hold one."   '":'  "Still, sire seems to ntf-nctthem."   "  "Yes, but they soon find out that sh'v  knows as much about baseball ns they  do.".        -   -.    .������������������-'..������������������,:.;.: ;���������>-., .:  From Limb to Limb.  nouscwlfo���������Why don't you get a Jofe  and keep It?   Hobo���������I'm like do little  . bird dat keeps flyln* from limb to.llmb.  I Housewife���������G'wnn, you're only a bum!  How could you fly from limb to limb?  Hobo���������I   mean  de  limbs o' de law,  muni! ���������  Very Unkind.,:,,  "What Is the matter with your.eye,  man?", .'.'N      ;    ..,.  "A  cross section  of timber  1, was  feawlng flew up nnd hit me." '    ".  "Must have been a mighty cross'mc-  ���������(Jon'and 111 tempered a:j well." J      ''  Mental Arithmetic. '���������'���������:��������� *  "Two'years ago I asked Aunt Jane to  visit us for n fortnight, andf she has  not gone home yet.".  "It's a blessing." '    '  "What's a blessing?" ':.    '     '������������������  "That yon didn't Invite'hor for a  month,"      '    ..*.,...  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  A'! stout, over-dressed woman sat  talking to a friend.   She said:  "Yes, since John came into his  money we have n nice country house,  hopes, cows/pigs, hens and "  "That must bo charming," broke  in the other, "you can have nil the  fresh eggs you want, and���������"  /'Oh, well," hastily interrupted tho  first speaker, "of course the hens  can lay if they want to, but in our  position it isn't nt all necessary,"���������  Harper's.  'Audible Signals For. Locomotives. -  ��������� The experimental installation of the  system of cab signaling 'for locomotives on the Fairfbrd branch of the  Great Western Ear I way. has proved so  successful that the Board of Trade  has approved of it's permanent adoption on that line. A further' experiment is to be tried on other branches,-  where the cub apparatus of one of the  engines will apply the vacuum brake  automatically, ih addition to giving  an" audible danger signal.  A Helping flam  There is hetp tot every" woman who,suffers from headache, faint-  ness, depression, backache and ojher ailments during those times-  when Nature makes a heavy demand on her strength and vitality.  'Every woman 'should take -    " -  -4  i  t  i  t _  il  to help her through these trying periods and to keep the system in  a normal and healthy condition. The girl just entering womanhood, and those of maturer years, find equal benefit from Beecham's  'Pills, taken at the first sign of-derangement, they give prompt  assistance.   Read the special directions for women with every box.  Sold ���������verywfaere In Canada and V. S. America.   In boxes 35 cents.  :;;  ,���������:���������.  S'  CrlllclHin often ;tukes from the tree  caterpillars nnd  blossoma" together,���������  Itlfhtcr.  Uncovered.   ������������������'"' '���������' ���������  Horace���������I can't understand you girls.  Now, yon hate Mnbet, nnd yet/ou just  kissed her. Hetty-1 know, but Just uee  how tho freckles show where, I kissed  the powder off,���������Londoa ���������Tatler.  The Plow In Spain.  In <-Sp.iin about the only kind of  plow inaise isa primitive wooden affair with one handle and a tongue.  To this, is, hitched a pair of small  oxen or'of mules yoked up,like oxen."  The driver rests liis rirrht'foot'on h  rear extension to keep the plow irorn  jumping out of the ground, steadying,  himself by touching his left foot when  he seems likely to lose his balance.���������  London Graphic.   -   -     j    ���������'''     '  ;  Bond Between Fhglish and Booro.  The South African News, in welcoming Sir Percy Scottjs,squadron,twhieh  arrived at Siinonstown recently,  dwells upon the traditions and glories"  of the maritime history of tho British  and Dutch, and says the visit will  be yet another,-.bond for. grappling .the,  two races'tognther iii unity.  '.'Regimental'Customs. v  A  peculiar  custom, obtains ,in the  ,12th Lancers���������the playing of the.Ves.  per Hyrnn,'thjr Spanish Chant, and  tho   Russian  National' Hymn   every  night   of  the   year   after   the   "Last  Post'* has sounded,    It is. said; that  the playing,of the Vesper Hyrrin originated  in  one of  the officers'  wives  presenting the -regiment with  a now  Bet. of instruments on condition that  the hymn was played qvery; night after the "Last Post,"   The. playing of  the Spanish Chant,is declared to bo a|  penance for' the'sacking' of'a convent  during the PeninHiilnr-War.   No reason ie assigned, for the playing of thf  liuaalan National Anthom.  Hm  >Q  P  JTLT  Wfaether yon consider  Dependable Qualify, Ease and Conifer!,  Dressy Appearance, or Reasonable  Price, Elmira Felt Shoes and Slippers  meet each and every reqnirenienl.  Insist ofl.the dealer showing you the "Elmira" '  Trademark when purchasing felt footwear.  Sold by Dealers Throughout tho West  ���������***"**������**������*"MMaMaMVHIllrlJBW^  43  c-  \.������������������"������������������������������������ ������������������<������������������������������������������������������    ALWAYS,   -.-..  EVERYWHERE    IN    CANADA,  . ''Z'.i, :',"'-"������������������ :'AS1< F������R  v.'  fa  At  1,;  I  il.  Eddy's Matchos have hailed from Hull since 1851���������and these 67  years of Constant Betterment havo resulted In Eddy's Matches  Machine  a   Height  of   Perfection attained by No Others.  1 8o!d  and  used  everywhere   In Canada. .,������.  lies  SUFFERED   FOR  TWENTY   YEARS  AND CANNOT  IMAGINE-ANY'  GREATER   DISTRESS���������EN-      :  ,   TIRELY CURED BY  s  Piles or hemonl.oids are "among the  most common ������*j well as the' most  toituring ailments that afflict humanity. The keen dim ess caused by the  itching, especially when the body gets  warm, is, almost beyond, the powers,  of description. ' - -'���������  Mr. J. :j. McLnren, farmer and contractor, Tiverton, Ont., writes:���������'J  was troubled for, twenty years with  itching piles, during ��������� which time 1  suffered a great deal. They would  bother me most when I would get  warm in bed. I would wake up at  night and lie for hours' suffering the  keenest agony,-without being able to  obtain relief I cannot imagine any  greater distress than the tortures ol  -piles.  "Dr. Chase's Ointment gave me relief from the first application and now  I am entirely freed of this  horrible  disease.   For a time I would occasion  ally feel a slight return of the itch  ing, but applied the- ointment freely  each  time until the' cure  was  thor  ough."  Mr. G. W. Cornell, with the Shaw  Milling Co-., St. Catharines, Ont.,  writes:���������"For six years I was the  victim of itching, protruding pil������^  and was in dreadful agony day and  night. Doctors were unable to help  me. My druggist recommended Dr  Chase's Ointmenc, two boxes of which  completely cured me."  There is positively no treatment so  certain as a cure for piles as Dr.  Chase's Ointment. , This has been  proven in thousands of cases, in many  of'which-even surgical operations,  with their expense, painfulness and  frightful risk", had failed. ,Di\ Chase's  Ointment, 60" cents a box, at al'  dealers, or Edmanson ,' Bates Co.  Toronto.  Captive Wild Birds  A Plea to Stop Traffic in Captive  Wild Birds on   Account of the  Necessary and Essontial Cruelty of thek Practice.  [By Miss Marshall Saunders, of  Halifax, N. 8., author of "Beautiful Joe," "My Pets," etc.]  Toronto  or  West Toronto?  A visitor went into a Dundas Street  barber shop' to get a hair cut.   The  barber, after the-usual flow of con-  ,. versation,   completed   the   job,   and,  "turning to his-customer,-asked: "Toronto or West Toronto?"  Somewhat mystified  by the  singular  question,   but  determined  not  to  show his ignorance, the visitor replied  ."West Toronto."  The barber then proceeded to brush  his hair "dry."  Mothers can easily know when their  children" are troubled with worms,  nnd they lose no time 'in applying the  best of remedies���������Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator. -  Mr. Brownback���������I done meet old  Cuhnel Bludd oh de street dis mawn-  in', and by de time I had spuriated  wid him fi' minutes dat white man  had done called me a black liah no  less dan twice!   -  ��������� Mr. Wombat���������Twice? Uh���������well,  sah, de Cuhnel sho' gits slower an'  slower de older he grows.���������Puck.  - "People admire' a man who stands  on his'own fe"et,"re"marked the moral-  izer.     * -   -  " "Yes,"   rejoined   the   demoralizer,  "especially in a crowded car.1'���������Chicago News.  The fiery orator was predicting that  the bank guaranty scheme would win  yet, in spite of everything.  "But can you guarantee that the  slot machine will "deliver the stick of  chewing gum?" demanded the crowd.  Completely nouplussed, he changed the subject.���������Chicago Tribune.  $100 REWARD, $100.  The readers of this paper will be  ��������� pleased to learn that there is at least  one dreaded disease that science ha?  been able to cure in all its stages,  and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is the only positive cure now  known to the medical fraternity.  Catarrh being a constitutional 'disease,  requires a constitutional treatment.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the .blood  and mucous surfaces of "the system,  thereby destroying the foundation oi  the disease, and giving the patient  strength by building up the constitu  tion-and assisting nature in doing its-  work. The proprietors have so .much  faith in its curative powers that they  offer One' Hundred Dollars for an>  case that it fails to cure. Send for  list of testimonials.  Address: F. J. CHENEY & Co.,  Sold by Druggists, 75c.       Toledo, O.  your  "Have vou any children at  home?"  "No."  "And no.pets?"  "No���������not even a fern."���������Cleveland  Leader.'���������---������������������'������������������': ; ���������:-.::'���������-:���������..���������'.>-..:.���������������������������::.;.���������-:   Minard's  Liniment, Cures  Distemper.  V   Not Far From Limbo.  "Say," queried the:would-be humorist, "where is that place, Atoms, that  so many people  are blown to?"  "It's just the other sido of Effigy,  the place in which so many people  are .hanged,'' answered the solemn  person.���������Chicago'News!  Ops;  ir  Ayer's Hair Vigor, new Improved formula, will certainly fi  stop falling of the hair. Indeed,  we believe it will always do this  unless there is some disturbance of the general health.  Then, a constitutionalmedicine  may be necessary. Consult  your physician about this.  Does not change the color of the hair.  Formula with aaoh bottlo  .      p     Show It to jrenr  flt^M^   Art htm about It,  ,'f *"'*   "*������*   then do as he aa?  The reison why Ayer's Hair Vigor stops  falling hair is because it first destroys tne  germs which cause this trouble. After  this is done, nature soon brings about a  full recovery, restoring the hair and  scalp to a perfectly healthy condition.  ���������KwUbyttnJ, O. AywOa., I*ir������U, Ma*���������--  JMiave just been reading the admir  able leaflet on the protection of native bhdd by Mr. E. P. Felt, State  Entomologist^ New 'York. , Then I  glanced over a review of the enlarged  edition of Dr. .Kellogg's great work  on insect life, and finally picked up  thirty-first annual report of our American Humane Association. and read  for the fourth time the address ol  the President, Dr. Stillman���������an address that breathes a spirit of good  will toward all created things.  In -the address an appeal is made  ;o us for our beautiful, useful native  birds. Figures are given to show the  jiiorrnous loss resulting from lack  of protection of birds. These figures,  together with Mr. Felt's statements,  and "Dr. Kellogg's assurance, that'if  man were not the dominant animal an  the world this would be the Age ol  Insects���������destructive, disease-disseminating insects���������thoroughly convince  one, rrot only of the ethical, but the  jconoinic value of bird life. We must  .'urther protect our birds, or .ruin  our fanners, and when the farmers go  we will all go.  Now, in reading these and other  ���������tirring appeals for the protection of  our native birds, my heart stirs with  thank'ulness. I know many of oui  birds���������in field and' farm, in grove and  tangled thickets, in city parks, bill  most of all, in my own aviaiy and  .n my own rooms, where, if I will  .illow them, "they crowd sociably and  .sometimes have to be pushed aside  when I want to look into my gins*  ���������rnd see something beside the reflec  tion of bird faces. Birds are dear,  lovable creatures and intelligent companions, and, best of all, the hardest  .vorkers on the face of the earth. If  /ou do not believe this, count the  number of trips yonder father- or  mother - bird makes to the jiest in  the course of the morning, the beak  hipping with insects.  Now our natrve birds are gaining  more and more friends, and I am glad  of it, not only'humanitarian friends,  but selfish money-making friends who  see that the toiling bird - is putting  money in their pockets. Who suffers  when the crops are short?���������Not only  the farmer, but the whole superstruo-  ture of society based upon the labors  -if'the man who tills the soil. Therefore, the native birds are doing better and better as regards the matter  of protection���������but the foreigners, my  heart is wrung with pity for them.  Who uplifts a voice for 'the little  ���������jlavesP-r-very'few humanitarians alas!  /ery few.  Eight years ago I could go into  any bird store on tills continent and  buy a vivacious, brilliant, red cardinal captured in'the Southern States.  Now the bird dealers cannot sell me  one, and I say to them, "How delighted I am that this nation is extending its protection of birds."  However, 'I can still buy Brazil cardinals���������those br'ght and graceful creatures, equally vivacious, -, equally  iond of liberty as the red cardinal. 1  buy them and set them free in a  large aviary, where thoy have partly  natural conditions, but, unfortunately, I cannot buy all the captives in  die bird stores.  A short time ago, I went into a bird  ���������store in New York State.and said to  :he girl in charge^,"That Brazil cardinal in the little cage has a sore beak,  and looks in poor condition. Why do  you not give him something beside  those dry seeds? In his native land  he probably had fruit and green stuff  all the. year round."  The girl seemed surprised at my  statement, and l pointed to a Japanese robin darting restlessly to and  fro in a narow cage, and asked, "Do  you think that bird is happy?"  "No," she said frankly, "I don't  believe in keeping wild birds in  cages, but this isn't my store.  I told nor of a pair of Japanese  robins, or, more properly speaking,  Pekin nightingales, that I had had,  of their ceaseless activity, and their  love of freedom���������that they would go  like streaks of light back and rorth  in an aviary fifteen feet by thirty-  two, then up.a flying cage to a roof  veianda where they had fifteen feet  more by thirty-two, and yet I did  not consider that space enough for  these little Oriental beauties, and  sent them to a larger aviary.  The girl thought I li *1 done right,  and asking her to tell the owner of  the bird store that she' had better  give her cardinal a change of diet,  and expressing the hope that she  would be soon obliged to give up  keeping foreign birds as she had been  obliged to give up the natives, I went  away.  Not far from this bird I came across  another" in whicn were two Brazil  cardinals, these in a reasonably large  cage. They, were in better condition  phy's'c'ally-' than the other, but oh!  the mental apathy and unhappiness  of these birds. X contrasted them  with the bright. happy cardinals in  my aviary who sing and talk to themselves all day long, as they fly to  and fro among the trees, or hop ovor  tho earth, exploring the food dishes  and trays of sods, where I take care  that they shall find the-insects they  so dearly love. < These., birds-in tho  store had nothing to do. They were  deprived of their freedom���������they ate  and drank i- a little, and slept. 1  watched them day after day, and never heard them sing. Some birds will  take nn occasional nap through the  day, but no healthy birds sleep r?as  much as-those cardinals did. Birds  have a certain amount'of mentality.  Almost more than any created thing  they experience the'joy of.living, the  joy of working. If a bird is kept in  captivity, and he has no caro of finding his food, he must be provided  with amusement and occupation. I  give my birds something to interest  th&ir bird minds.- I rarely make a  nest, even for a canary, and it is  astonishing how speedily the 'bird  that we consider thoroughly domesticated���������the common, canary, will revert to the ancestral typo. Again and  again, I have taken birds whose nn-  contors have been caged for ovor three  hundred years, and let thm looso  among tho trees in .the aviary. They  soon stop hnnging about the cago nnd  build most ingenious nests, usually  as high up as they can. The young  canaries raised in these nests do not  know what a cage id, and when I  nut one in.for the first time ho usually, clings to the side of it, as if he did  not know what the porches were for.  Ono of. my'young birds has been in  tho aviary for a certain length of  time, ho' is never happy in a cago  Tho cardinals also make their own  nests, weaving a dainty structuro by'"Who" is Tt" thatTdomando" Theso  )assing long stalks of grass in and  >ut with their conical .beaks.  The poor cardinals in the bird  dealer's store had none of the joys  and occupations^of aviary birds,-;and  on looking at, them, , I kept asking  myself ��������� the question, "Why have  them languishing .there? We who aro  merciful to our own. cardinals should  ,how- mercy to',fors;gn cardinals'.'"  Then I turned sorrowfully away, and  longed ror the time to come when  the attention of humanitarians* will  be turned to the sad case of these un-  .rappy captives in our midst.  Foreign birds  not, only suffer untold misery after corning to our shores,  but their sufferings begin immediately  upon   their  capture. '  I   am  assured  lihat   some   bird   dealers   give 'their  prisoners  plenty   of  fresh   food, and  water, and good-sized cages, but these  jomforts are not what the bird' wants  ���������he  wants ��������� his  liberty.    An  aviary  latched    parrakeet,    or    a    canary  brought   up   in   Germany   in* a   tiny  cage, or-the little cage-bred Japanese  inches,   appreciate   clean  cages   and  ^ood food, but I claim that nothing  vvill   make   the   trapped   and ' netted  birds  happy  in  capt:vity. . One  day  L  bought a-wretched  European linnet that had  come  to  me via New  York.    All day  long  he  fought  his  2agc, going up and down, testing the'  .vires with his tiny beak, hoping'rind  .rying  for some  loophole  of escape.  Only   when   dropping   with . -fatigue  ���������.vould he stop for a morsel of food  ind a drink of wator, and then would  inirsue   his   endless   task.    I   softly  iperud the cage door and look him  out. ' His plumage was so stuck together w;'ii bird lime that I wondcr-  -rd" 1:jw  .re  could  have    maintained  ���������my  freedom   of  movement.       I  cut  iway the sticky substance,  thinking  .neanwhile energetic thoughts, not'of  the poor wretch who makes a'precar-  .ous living by trapping birds, but of  the rich man who ternptsj him; to do  ;t.    Then I made up myJ*mind"that  the cruel cage should know this l'ttle  fellow no more.    I let him loose in  the aviary, and he, ia little stranger  :rom a foreign land, struck up an enthusiastic friendship for an 'American  purple finch.. When the feathers;grew  on the little mutilated wings, I bpen-  sd the door,' 'and told them both" 'to  rly away, and I hope the* finch'fsuc-  ceeded  in instructing the  bird emigrant in the ways of this continent.  - I  have  tried  to  inquire   into ;the  business of   netting,, trapping,    and  raising birds for the American market, but found difficulty in acquiring  accurate information. . At last, I appealed to one of the most successful  and kindest- of curators of aviaries,  and he said, "Facts are scarce about  the birds that are killed in the traffic,    'ine trappers'will not tell you.  If' they  do  condescend   to  tell  you  anything, they will fix it up anyway,  just so it will sound "well." .  Before hearing this, I approached a  Boston bird dealer, and remarked to  him, "I have read a.book about birds  by you, and in. it you make certain  statements with regard to the capturing of foreign birds. Are you prepared to stand by them?"  He said he was, and I further remarked that the methods of capturing African finches seemed ' .to me  cruel.  He hastily replied that tho birds  were not treated cruelly, that they  were far happier in a state of cap-  tiv'ty in America, than they wero in  freedom in their native land. Finding I could get no more information  from him, I left him.  In his book ��������� he says that African  negroes catch birds and take them to  the captains" of the barks plying between the West Coast and Boston.  The captains' buy the birds in lots,  giving in exchange, -watch chains,  paper collars, stove-pipe hats and  rum. Some of the captains trade a  pint of rum for the first ten birds,  then, when the negro becomes stupefied, they take the rest of his birds  and drop him overboard, t perhaps a  mile from shore. The 'intoxicated  man does not drown, but manages to  reach tho beach and recovers. The  unhappy birds are put in boxes with  w-'re fronts, having perches raised  above eash other. There . are often  eight hundred small birds packed  closely together���������blue birds, ruby  birds, lavender birds and orange birds.  Imagine the feelings of these gorgeous  little finches on being transported  from their home on the wide African  Coast, to tlie confined horrors of their  bird slave-ship rolling about on the  ocean.  The author goes on to state that  often the boxes of finches are brought  to the upper deck, and if a hurricane suddenly arises they are blown  overboard and "tossed from crest to  crest of the billows for an hour before a boat's crew could leave the  ship for the rescue. Of course many  of tho birds perished. When they  first arrive in America they are in  rough feather and bad order, because  the boxes are overcrowded and in a  filthy condition, and the seed used  during the voyage the cheapest  grade."  Further on he says that each little  bird is of such slight^ value in Africa  that the negro would 'die a strict teetotaler, if he depended on catching  them in trap cages. To quote him  again, "Our African has a chronic  hatred of work, and loves the 'Old  Medford,' so he strolls'about until* he  finds a piece of forest where hundreds  of finches roost, then obtaining a  peculiar sort of wood which, when,  burning, stupefies the birds, he  stretches his sort of blanket made -f  large leaves, lights the odorous tinder,  rind catches'blankets full of finches,  faster than ho can transfer thoni to  tlie boxes."-.    J,-^''-'. ---*..:":-t-1     r-:"-  And this man asserts .that., theso  birds are happier in' a state of captivity than in.their native wilds!'."  Of all the foreign; birds held in-captivity, it has seemed ;to me that the  European skylark- suffers most."''. 1  havo watched ��������� them stage by - stage  through a long-agony,, till the,subject  is-so painful to me that I caniiotbear  to think of it. I have seen" somo larks  in aviaries; apparently happy, but it  seems to mo that if I were a humanitarian - in Europe, I!should j'strain.  every nerve.to have a;.law passed,  prohibiting tho capturo of this ex-'  quisite, trembling birds for,cage purposes. '.-���������; :-'-. ": ���������;.'?.fi'-^ ���������;-, .'  During the meeting of theAmorican  Humane Association in Boston la-it  Novembor, I was haunted by thoughts  of the scores of European goldfinches  and linnets in the Boston stores,,who  wero eagerly going up: and down,  try-ng. in vain to break through the  confining bars. We wero doing what  we cotrld in that successful' convention for the cause of suffering creatures, but it seemed as if I could not  wait 'or tho turn of the birds. "Have  patience, little brothers;'-' I felt like  say-ng, "your case will come next,'1  but the pninful cortainty was impressed upon mo, that our efforts would  bo put, forth for a fresh installment  of victims,, As far as I can find out,  tho shipments are too numerous to  koop pace with the deaths, and in  thinking much and .painfully/-on .tlio  subject, I ask myself the question,  "I can testify to the  great merits of your Emulsion, especially in all  diseases-of a pulmonary  nature. It has saved many  lives that otherwise would  have yielded to consumption ... we keep Scott's  Emulsion in the house all  the time and all the family  use it."���������MR. C. J. BUD-  LONG, Box 158, Washington, R. I.  does all it does by" creating  flesh and strength so rapidly  that the progress of the  disease is retarded and often  stopped. It is a wonderful  flesh builder and so easy to  digest that tlie youngest child  and most delicate adult can  i take it. If you are losing flesh  'from ��������� consumption or any  other' cause take "Scott's  Emulsion. It will stop the  wasting and strengthen^the  whole system.  Be sure to get SCOTT'S  AM, DRUGGISTS  Let xn send you c copy ot Mr. Badlons'i  , letter���������hla coco in rosily wonderful���������and  somo Intorostlac literature) regarding oar  preparation. Juct send tu n card men*  tlottlna thla paper.  SCOTT & BOWNE  126 Wellington St, W.        Toronto  Estimates of Their Area Greatly  Reduced of Late.  Following close on- the reports of  widespread havoc from forest fires,  more destruct-'ve' and extensive, than  for several - seasons * past,',- comes ��������� tho  startling -announcement that, instead  beer f..oei heather.      TRAVELLER'S VALUABLE FIND  Plcts Were  Famous Adopts   In   Lost  Art of Brewing Heath-Bear.  At one time the brewing of beer  =     from heather was carried on, but one ���������-from' badly   chapped   hands   at   the  has to go back on  history, to  learn I time so applied the balm.   He says,:  - . this,   as  the  art has   been  lost, for | "Zam-Buk eased the pain and smart-  of the eight hundred or ono thousand   many a century.   It was an extract *, ing, healed'the cracks, and made my  Travelling on the ICE., Mr, Harry  Towers, St. Paul Street, St. John, N.  B., found a box of Zam-Buk, the  great skin healer.   He was suffering  foreign birds? Is the great American  public crying out- for bird slaves, or  is the traffic carried on, primarily,  for * the benefit of bird-exporting  houses abroad, and, secondarily, for  the enrichment of bird dealers in  America? I believe a few persons in  every community like to have a  foreign bird in their possession from  a variety of motives. They prefer a  European linet, thrush, lark, bullfinch, goldfinch, an African or Asiatic  finch or parrot to a canary. Another  larger class, sauntering along the  street, sees the showy display of  birds in a window, goes in, nuys one  and kindly and ignorantly sets about  caring ror the defenceless foreigner,  who generally dies. I claim that  both these classes could study foreign birds more successfully in aviaries and reservations under the  care of skilled curators. The birds  would I've longer and would be more  interesting, and the unwise, illogical,  and uncharitable traffic "n foreign  birds would be'-stopped. I should  like to see the Humane Societies take  an interest in this matter, and also  inquire into it. Figures must be  kept, and we ought to be able to get  at them. I should like to find out  how many birds are imported, where  they come from, what is the percentage of deaths, by whom they are purchased, etc. I appeal to humane  workers to do something for 'the  foreign birds���������the pitiful little captives upraising their suffering voices  in protest all over this continent. We  let our black slaves go���������let us the  bird slaves free also.  million1 acies of forest land with  which Canada has been credited, she  has only about one hundred .million  acres of merchantable timber, that  is, timber that is fit for pulpwood  or saw-timber.  This, at least, is the estimate of  Dr. Judson' F. Clark, whose^. general  knowledge and wide practical .experience of the subject entitle him to  rank among the first of Canadian  forestry experts. In addition to serving for several years as forester to  ilie Province of Ontario, Dr. Clark has  had several-years' experience,in the  timber business in British Columbia,  in addition .to .considerable service  undor the U. S. Forest Service. Dr.  Fernow, head of the Facultv of Fm  estry of the University of Toronto,  is not quite so pess-mistic,- placing  Canada's aiea of merchantable timber at some two hundred million  acres.  How far this removes Canada's timber supply from tho "inexhaustible"  stage in which Canadians have so  been accustomed to place it may be  readily surmised. It must moreover,,  be remembered that the world's demand for timber is yearly increasing  while the sources' of supply are yearly becoming more restricted. In a  very few years Canada will stand almost alone as a timber-exporting  country���������alone, at any rate, on this  continent.  The imperative necessity, therefore,  of husbanding this country's timber-  wealth is at once apparent, and it s  a necessity that cannot~be met by individual effort. To meet the case,  there must be action by the governments, both 'ederal and provincial,  in the direction of the conservation  of the timber wealth' in their possession; fortunately, by far the greater  proportion of. it is still in . their  hands. This .must mean more adequate protection of existing forests  from fire and the introduction of a  system of scientific forestry which  will bring about such treatment of  the forests as will ensue their producing the greatest poss:ble crop of  timber, to say nothing of the reforestation of denuded areas and the  planting up of waste areas not now  bearing   forests.  They  Cleanse   While  They   Cure.���������  The vegetable compounds , of which  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are composed, mainly dandelion and mandrake, clear the stomach and intestines of deleterious matter and restore the derange-1, organs to healthful action. Hence they are the best  remedy "or indigestion available today.  A trial of them will establish the  truth of this assertion and do more  to convince the ailing than anything  that can be written of the pills.  It takes three bushels of' barley to  sow an acre, but only two bushels  of wheat or beans. <  Sudden transition from a hot to a  cold 'temperature, exposure to rain  sitting in a draught, unseasonable  substitution of light for heavy clothing, are fruitful causes o������ colds and  tho resultant cough so perilous to per  sons of weak lungs. Among the many  medicines for bronchial disorders sc  arsing, there is none better than Bic-  Kle's Anti-Consumptive Svrup. Try  it and become convinced. Price 25  cents.  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  , To make cement for an aquarium  take -equal parts of red and white  lead and sufficient gold size to make  it similar tc putty. Bed your slate  bottom and glass sides in with this,  and when it is sufficiently hard give  it four or five coats of varnish made  from the following-.���������Brown shellac  and wood naphtha made to the consistency of treacle.  from the young shoots and the berries, and the Picts were adepts in the  performance. With their extirpation  it was entirely lost. ' .  An interesting story is told regarding the last holder of the secret. Two  prisoners of Kenneth McAlpine, King  of the Scots, were the last skilled in  the brewing of heath-beer. They were  father and son, and both stoutly refused to divulge their knowledge  though offered liberal rewards and  advancements to- do-- so. Finally,  however, after much coaxing and  threatening, the old man promised  he would show them how it could be  done. But he made this one stipulation���������they must first slay his son.  This most unnatural request instantly called, even in a barbarous age,  for some^explanalion, which was as  readily forthcoming. "My son," he  said," "when he learns of my admissions' will be very wroth and my life  will be endangered." The Scots were  only too ready to acknowledge the  reasonableness of the old man's contention, for, after 'they had killed his  son, and brought the dead body to  tho father in evidence, ho very cunningly refused lo implement his  promise. "I am now," he said, "the  sole holder of the secret, which must  die with mc." Remonstrances were  unavailing, and tlie King finally had  him led out to execution, and with  him perished the secret of the brewing of heath-beer. Tt should be noted,  however, that long after this the  Highlanders were able - to make an  agreeable liquor from the flowers,  but this required either honey or  sugar in the composition, whereas  the heath-beer of the Picts required  nothing extraneous in ,the manufacture.  PAMPERED DOGS.  "I don't know that Napoleon was  so much," said tlie married man.  "How now?"  "I believe I use as much strategy  to get a night out as he expended  in the Austerlitz campaign."���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in  cows.  I was  curecr  ol  painful  Goitre  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  BAYARD McMTJLLIN.  Chatham,  Ont.  I   was   cured   of   Inflammation  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  -  MRS.  W. A. JOHNSON.  Walsh, Ont.  I was cuied of Facial Neuralgia by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Parkdale,  Ont J. H. BAILEY.  It is hard -"or a man to stand on  his dignity when he has sore feet.  Sweet Susan with eyes soft and dewy  Wed an almond-eyed Chink,  though  she knew he  A bad temper had.  Well, one day he got mad,  Seized a hatchet, and then did chop  Suey.   ,> ���������Lippincott's.  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  : The smallest coin in circulation is  the Maltese grain���������a bronze piece  the sizo if an ordinary pencil top,  and  worth one-sixth of a cent.  PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS  PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to  cure any case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days  or money refunded.   50c.  Night is not dark to the good; nor  is day bright to the wicked.  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  "Absolutely!"  There is a member of tho faculty  of George Washington University,  who, to use the words of a colleague,  "is as. rotund physically as ho ;s  pro'otrnd metaphysically."  One day the professor chanced to  come upon his children, of whom ne  has a number, all of whom wero to  his astonishmont engaged in an earnest discussion of', tho meaning of the  word,  "absolute." '.,.:,.;'.  "Dad," queried ono of the youngsters, "can a man, be absolutely  good?"  "No," replied the father.    :l  "Dad," put in another youngster,  "can a man be absolutely. bad ?"  "No."  "Papa," ventured the third child,  a girl, "can a man be absolutely fat?"  Whereupon the father fled incontinently.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  t>r. Sven ITcdin, the famous traveler  "and explorer, who has just returned to  civilization after two years in Thibet,  had some terrible experiences during  a former journey through that region  of the world.������ He has told how, ow-  tog to the high latitudes at which he  and his party traveled, that to up-  button one's coat meant acute pain  and tension to an overwrought heart,  which" literally was nt the point of  breaking. His only safety lay in,the  fact that he never.left the saddle  for a single moment from morning till  evening. Had he done so his heart  ���������would have given way. At one time  they were nine days without water,  and when at last ho saw a small pool  Dr. Hodin drank five pints without  ���������stopping.  Could Handle a Shovel.  ���������The-foreman, of a Chicago iron mKl  once employed >n tramp who had been  a college baseball champion. Their  acquaintance began in a way that  showed the tramp still to be game and  cheery. It was a cold autumn dawn,  and tho tramp had slept in front of a  furnace on a warm stone. -The foreman, being short of laborers, on his  morning tour of inspection spied the  fellow and thought he would give him  a job.  "My man," lie said, "can you do anything with a shovel?"  "Well, I could fry a piece of ham  on IL"  Tho Pompous Man.  I do not like the pompous man. I do  not wish lilm for a friend. He's built  ���������on such a gorgeous plan that ho can  ���������only condescend, nnd when ho bows  his neck Is sprained, IIo walks as  though he owned the earth���������ns though  tils rest and shirt contained all that  thero In of sterling worth. With sn������  crcd Joy I sec lilm trend upon a stray  banana rind and slide a furlong on hit  head and leave a trail of smoke be* I  hind.  Motor   Goggles,   Boots   and   Jewelled  Collars  In Their Costumes.  A funny sight'often to be seen nowadays is that of a dog sitting on the  front seat of a rnotor-car with its eyes  completely hidden by a pair of large  goggles. This latest fad is the result  of overfondness on the part of persons who like to flatter themselves  *that they are "in society." It certainly looks fashionable, but it would  be interesting to know what the poor  dog thinks about it. The average dog  cannot endure "any kind of bandage  on his head. Any-intelligent dog can  be trusted to take care of his own  eyes when he is in a motor-car. If he  finds the rush of air too strong.to be  comfortable, he either half closes his  eyes or turns himself round. ��������� The use-  lessness of this fad thereiore at once  becomes apparent.  We shall probably next hear that  dogs are to be given special footwarm-  ers. Many dogs already wear boots-  dainty little articles which serve only  to annoy the animals. Tt is a common thing to see a dog wearing a bejewelled collar, and in smart society  no dog's toilet is complete which does  not possess special combs and  brushes, pomade for his hair, and a  certain kind of scented soap for his  bath. These useless luxuries are provided only for tho pet dogs. One of  the hardships which the pet dog has  to undergo and which the ordinary  common dog never experiences is  that, while all sorts of delicacies are  civon'to them to eat, they are frequently languishing for a drink qf  clean cold  water.  , Clocks.  It is not generally appreciated that j  clocks of the present type, although  used as far back as the twelfth century and possibly earlier, were but  fair timekeepers until several centuries later. In fact, it has been only  within recent years that really accurate clocks have been manufactured.  Those which the astronomers used  in their observations at the end of  the fifteenth century wero so unreliable that modified forms of the  water clocks of the ancients were often-employed as checks upon them.  Galilei's discovery of the isochron-  ism 'of the pendulum from the swinging chandelier in the church of Pisa  was of great value in its application  to the measurement of time. The  inventions of the mercurial and com-  p.msating pendulums have aided  materially in cutting down the errors  of the running rate and controlling  the. motions of clock mechanism.  Spinning the Eggshell.  Moisten the rim of a breakfast plate  ���������not merely the outer edge, but all  the raised portion. Place the half of  an empty eggshell on the wet surface,  the shell being broken evenly, so as  to form a little cup. Now, if you  hold the plate .up and tip it slightly,  tlie egg may be made to not merely  slide, but spin along the rim, and_by  continuously altering the inclination  angle of the plate you can cause the  shell to spin all the way round it.  It will not spin rapidly, like a top,  but as it goes round the plate it also  revolves slowly about its own axis in  the same direction. Now, this, you  know, is just what the earth does in  traveling around the sun, so here  you have an easy and pretty lesson  in astronomy at the breakfast table.  The Square Deal.  A stout and opulent man dwelling  in a suburban town had borne the  expense of the annual Sunday school  picnic, and the superintendent of the  school,- out of gratitude, asked the !  benefactor to address the children.  The philanthropist was not much of  a speaker, but he.was a master hand:  at poker. When he found himself j  gazing into the expectant faces of  150 children his embarrassment almost overcame him. but he managed  to stammer out: "My dear children, I  what I want to impress upon you is  that���������er���������er���������it pays to be good. That  er���������er���������er���������a man who deals from the  bottom of the pack is generally buried  at the public expense."  A Boundary Question.  Charles J. R. Bethune, barrister, of  Ottawa, has been in Fredoricton,  N,B,, recently getting information for  the Dominion Government regarding  th<$ boundary disnuto between Canada  and tho United States. In 1802 the  boundary v.lonp tho Maine and New  Brunswick border was all agreed to,  witli the exception of n strip of about  eight or nine mil*is on the St, Croix  river, Including Mark's Island, con-  .sisting of two or three acres. This  land is not important for its value to  either country, except in the mutter  of fishing rights. The land was granted M ft British oosanssion years ago.  hands' quite smooth. . Finding it so  good I kept a supply handy, and have *-  since proved it*a really wonderful  healer. It cures cuts, sores, or burns  equally well, and I would not like  now to be without a supply."  Mr. Towers is only one of thous:  ands who are glad they heard of Zam-  Buk. There ismo skin disease it will,  not relieve.and cure.' Its .fame* is  spreading everywhere, and it is now  regarded as Nature's greet '"first-aid" ,  in workshops, on the farm, or in  the home. No traveller should be  without it. Every home should have  its box always rcady'for use. A little  Zam-Buk rubbed , regularly on the  hands and face before retiring each  night will keep the skin soft and free  from chaps, cold-sores, or disease. -  If you have a cut, a bruise, or some.  irritating skin disease, which has defied all ordinary remedies, apply Zam-  Buk. It first cleanses a wound by  killing off all harmful bacteria. Then  it builds up new tissue cell by cell���������  just as a bricklayer lays row after row  of bricks. Then it cover-3 the wound  with now healthy skin, and the cure  is effected I ' . ,       .  Zam-Buk is also a cure for piles. It  gives speedy relief and ends the throbbing, burning pains. Skin-diseases,  such as eczema, itch, ulcers, barber's  rash, rashes due to blood poison, etc.,  cannot resist its powerful healing virtues. Purely vegetable, it is an ideal  combination of power and purity. 50c.  a box of all druggists .and stores, or  post free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto,  for price. Reject cheap, harmful and  dangerous substitutes.  X  Firrt Ice Machine'.  Dr .Tfohn Gorrle, a native of Charles  ton, S. C, was practicing medicine in  Apalachicola, Fla. lie was a pcientifif  man and fond of maldng experiments.  He conceived the idea of artificially  cooling the air in the rooms occupied  by fever patients by taking advantage  of the absorption of heat from surrounding objects by expanding volatile  gases. He was so successful as to  make actual ice as early as~lS45.  In 1S50, in the Madison hotel, in his  home town, he publicly exhibited" his  machine anfl made ice with it. - Tie was  granted tbe first patent for an ice making machine in the same year. The  New York papers made fnn of the Invention, and Dr. Gorrie could not get  enough money to enable him to make  experiments along large lines. lie died  fn 1S53, without having seen the sue-'  cess of the line of 'work which he had  begun.  Jacob FerUins, an American engineer  living In England, had made some successful experiments with cooling apparatus several years before. Professor  Alexander Twining, in America, and  James ITarrison. of Australia, as well  as several French scientists, came  along about tho same time with experimental machines.  But the first ice factory of impor; .  tance in the world was established in  New Orleans in 1SGG, and it became  tne forerunner * of - the thousands of  plrnts now being operated. The Australians were first to think of freezing '  meat to preserve it for long keeping,  but the notion was adopted in the  United States without a moment's delay.���������Exchange.  Duly Warned.  A tourist while sojourning at a rising  Scottish seaside resort was one morning almost drowned 'through -rushing  Into the sea to recover his hat that  had been blown off by a gale of wind.  He was, however, gallantly rescued by  a passerby; but, to his astonishment,  he was seized by a constable as ho was  being dragged ashore and conveyed to  the police station, where he was  charged with disregarding a bylaw  which enacted that any one found In  the .water after 8 a. m. should be  prosecuted as the law directs.  ' The presiding bailie animadverted  severely on the heinousness of such a  flagrant breach of the bylaw, remarking:  "Eh, man, an' so ye are doln' all ye  can to drive awa* trade and frighten  awa' sightseers from the toon. It's a  shame, after we ha'e spent so much  money to mak' the toon attractive. 1  ha'e a great mind to mak' ye pay a  heavy fine for jer thoughtless conduct"  "But, bailie," pleaded the rescued  one, "I"-  "Silence!" roared that functionary.  "Silence! Ve cam' here an' get droon'd;  that gi'es the toon a bad name, and  casts a gloom ovor everything, frightens awa' visitors and upsets all our  arrangements for tho eutlre season.  Now awa' me noo. and remember ye  maun be carefu' for the future."���������P-  LAMENESS from a Bone Spavin, Ulnar  Bone, Splint, Curb, Side Bone or ilml-  Ur troublo c������u ba itopped irlth  Pull direction! In pamphlet Willi etch  bottle. $3,00 ������ bottle a*, dealers ordallTorod.  noree Book 9 D free.  AllSOllBINK, JR., for mankind, ������  ��������� bottle, ren-ovea Painful Swelling, En-  larCed Qlande, Goitre, W������n������, Brnleei.Varl  eoie Velne, Varleoiltlee, Old Soree, Allayi r������ln.  W. F. YOUNG, P.D.F.. 137 Monmouth Sf��������� Sprintjlieli), Mass.  IYJUS, SOKS il CO., JTnntrmt, Cen.dl.n Armls.  tin furnhM bi Kartln lilt S W)nnm Co, Wlnrilptf.  Tnt National Drug A Chimloal Co* rVtnnlptg and Calgar/,  ami Uindtrctn Bnt, Co. Ltd.. Vanoomtr.  SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIP FOR SALE  Each scrip entitles selection of 320  Acres of HOMESTEAD LANDS, Two  scrips good for 640 Acres.  Buy for yourself or for your son.  Inter-Oceau Real Estate Company  24 Aikins. Bldg,''Winnipeg.'"-'  lENMANSHIP  nook-keeping. Short.  hand, Typewriting,  Tolegrap liy,and all  bnslncju nubjccls thoroughly taught  1'oleirrap by,and all          roughly tnngbt    Wrlto  for particular!,    Cntnlojupo free.    Addro������������  WINNIPBO nusiNEss  gor.LEOE,  "  .WlNNlI'lt"  oor. Portaco Ave, and Fort 8t,, WINNII'EO.  M.  E.  MACKEY,  Secretary  TaxMtfrv-/ nook  .ffrllo  Stuff Beautiful Birds  Lepra By mall to ntuff and mount  alllilndoof Urdu,nolmals.llili nnd  taraeliondaimnkoruet.tmi tklui.  fount your own specimen* and  ennke money proaorvlne for others.  Inlinnlr  (uclruttlnr i lilililj*  proflbliU.  oo.womon anil boyi lourn eailly rtndqatokly.  BnccCBi guaranteed or no tuition.  V'rilo fcxUy (or our oundarful H1EE book  How lo Lwrn to Mount Blrd������ and Anlmali."  N. W. Sohool of Taxklormy, Box 400, Omaha, Neb.  >���������-* ^V?** *"������^- m  W.   N.   U.   No.   720. THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.     BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  1 START I HE NEW  lr-l  y uetti;  ^BPl  p '.���������>, "-���������','.*3 .-.".'^  [3  r--*   ft    /f"t f, ga (ij  I V ,?? bA=a *"T ������,m $ |"4J &&       Afff .  Li VjLkh-^3 $ @Ha������,    wWi  They are the best in tho-world.  i     3L_4  Have these watches at all prices from $7.00 to  8100.00, They are Absolutely Guaranteed.  Call and See Them. Special Discount on  All Watch Oases During This Month,  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B. C , and the price is $a a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $2.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B, C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B.   C,  FEB.   18, 1909-  0g^j%������&  'T-T  I, I  I'ti /i  V , ',' 1  ... " tf^'-liirf  '-/���������  -\  ��������� ���������C;  /.if���������  We are here with the  goods for the home, oflice  shop, farm, mine, sportsman, and traveler, and  Diamonds for the Rich  and Poor. Don't tell the  Hold-Up Aran.  THE O. S. G.  Now and 2nd Hand  Dump.  'PHONE 16.  -���������-t*y-"g'''fs*gsags!i^  G>  I  'V  ���������:.. i^v<r  ���������������-���������������������������.  He. had  been  local paper,  informed." Here in the west we,  allow our pulpit orators, or pounders, greater .latitude, believing  that when a stock, insanity, such  as local option, strikes a community  tho efforvescent parson is.entitled  to the privilege of that imagery at  times essential to pulpit impres-  siveness, and far beyond the bounds  of poetic license.  "inis-1 24 bnBhels to the acre. Oat crop  4,000 bushels, '50 bushels to the  acre. ' Turnips, 16 tons'to .the  acre.' White ctrrnts, 12J-- tuns to  the acre; Hardy fruit trees in the  Peace river are doing we*].'  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has ���������  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  onco more like to commune with  your collateral.  WnKJf all men are angols the  Socialists will be in power.  Tin*; porcupine slings a naPty  quill, but cannot write a line.  As a kicker the mule has nearly  everything else skinned to a red  finale.  Behind nearly every male human wreck in the west can be seen  the shadow of a woman.  Tub rival editors in Fornie have  not taken a drink together for  several bhifls.  Livery Stable  f-l Greenwood.    Tlie most durable and stylish cutters, sleighs and  h carriages iu the Boundary.   Turnouts furnished with or without  drivers.    Prompt service day or night.    Drayiug to any part of  the city or country.  ������  f  fl  H  P  ouu  3  l������T&Sg&33SB^!Bgg23ZES^Sa������B������SBSa&&B8BS&  Tf Greenwood cannot obtain the  provincial university it should be  built at New Denver.  It was lifiy years ago List w?ek  since the Morhodipt church fired  its first shot at the devil in B. O.  Both are still ho re. aud living.  Duncan Ross is out with another challenge to Hon. W. J.  Bowser to meet him on a public  platform and discuss the Gotoh  charges. While it is quite proper  that Mr. Ross should endeavor to  keep himself prominently before  the public, the attorney-general  cannot be expected to leave bis  sessional duties for the purpose of  advertising every defeated candidate in the province. Mr. Ross  was at the coast during the lafit  federal campaign, and spoke in  New Westminster and Victoria.  If he was sincere he should havo  also spoken in Vancouver. Then  be was the representative of a  great party seeking election, now  he ean only be considered a past  and almost forgotten incident in  the politics of tho interior. If Mr.  Sheppard, -the defeated Conservative candidate in Nauaimo, wero  to go to Ottawa and challenge Sir  Wilfrid Laurier to meet him in  public debate, he would probably  laud in tho insane asylum. Mr.  Ross would do well to clasB himself as one of the political incidents  that have "happened," along with  Cory Ryder, Joe Martin, Smith  Curtis and others.   ������  You have a long time to live yet.  Decorate your homes with picture's  from the New Art Store.      ���������'  PHOENIX BEER  s u.,i*.'-!.'ii.s iii !asro and frco from impurities.   Order  case or boUlc at the earliest opportunity.  i't-'  t. ,������   V."  1/_���������>������ -"<!  !>   >'  --- li h. r, Sn.  wmff = Co.  ���������o*  j  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 16S, Greenwood  'ib'p- r^i^^^isSi^^ESHSsi^Ei^^ssssssis^sa'!  Tuosrc who are personally acquainted with Hon. Win. Temple-  man will be pleased at his"election  without opposition in Comox-Atlin.  In order to settle all rumors to  the contrary, we will say that the  next provincial election will be  held in September or October, 1910.  There was a wedding cake at a  ma'iriage in Hamilton thi.s mouth  that weighed 500 pounds. Tt was  bigger, but no sweeter than the  bride.  Om: of the indications of appendicitis is a swelling of the pocket-  book. If your wallet is fat, you  have tbe (lineage, If not, just the  bellyache.  Tun east has moved a long ways  west. Upon Sundays you have to  tap on the. door in Nelson in  order to get an opportunity to look  at the bartender's diamonds.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  /IcCSung &  Goodeve  It does not take much of au  argument to convince the man  who is lost on a raft, out on the  ocean, that "Back to the Laud" is  a peifectly sane and reasonable  proposition.  In Greenwood recently three  masked men held up a saloon and  and robbed the cash register of  $3,400. Since wording the above  we have found out that this event  occurred at Goldfields.  Tn the Siocan, where once six  newspapers furiously flourished,  not one is now published. This is  a silent sign that the Silvery Siocan is now sleeping with only a  snore now and then.  In a little town in Grey county.  Ontario, the council has passed a  bylaw prohibiting spitting on sidewalks and windows. The ambitions of the youths of that town  soar at least in their expectoratious.  " Unequalled for Domestic Use.'  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B..O,  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  ��������� ������������������  Mainland  .-.". .Cigar  Is smoked in every camp, town,  city and hamlet in British Columbia, It is made in Vancouver by  Win. Tietjen and sold on the  road by.  Nat. Darling.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. '& "ClNlin $ 00.. nelson  eojmatfketHotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.  British; Columbia.  HEKHY   STEGE.   PROPR.  i.iiAUu������������������i,'������i^r*irrr"  I J:.I   *  ���������1;  iRY'S CLAIM  I'M  (iV'.'i*  i-ni'ji;  r-rrl <-Vef i ;-*-.!i.!'.*i*(iii:(..';iii;(rhl. Poli'tic'i'l  .'.ll'.l |(/''i.lo;*ii=iil ������;li(*Ull('.-|purHlU'(l it with  the venom of n nittloRrinko until tin':  ���������^ovnrnriM'.rir Mint  -    ..* ;*7  iiii.'iii.lis lii'ti.  LoH-rry'r'  ...  -..! f.irih ii.  ilid   hiisinwi-i ';ill  ''���������'    '���������'-'"������������������111.       h    W.'l.-i     tin*    rnOHt  U fU'i'i'ii.lcic ornl ftwrlo.w j'jur-  T^E^O^T HOUSE  Nelson. B..C.,' Is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  tin; house except the gold iu  j t>e safe.  |McxIoi?c   &   TregiHus  s,a:h> aw-  Slnilllmiiicitii  I'OJliWOJ' NO'I'IOH.  I>i.4>.rlol; of  'uid itfi (iditur conr-ml to [Miblinh it,  p������iMy.-on urcoiuit of 11'lazy liver and  partly lineman it takiiH it pile of money  to run a paper thai is oritlawetl. 'Jhrsro  arc still 25 difforont nditloiiH of thiH con-'  domuoij journal in print. Send 10 cents  and get ono or $2 f>0 nnd ^ot tho bunch,  f{. T. LOWBJtY,  Greenwood, B. C.  f.aml   r)l.������lrli.-t  Vlilo  'I'"'"'. N'"lli"! Unit Rviii'-l I.nnllc sinvi'd of Mid  t out of the ninlla,! W,IV'"*(!*' "'"'tiimiloii, contrii'iini*, intuntlH to  I'liply ffir pi*ririlsxli!ii Id pnrcliiiMi! rhi* fullnwliiff  ili'sorllmil liwiil; (/'(immoncInK ufc u po.st planted  about 211 diiilm distant nnd In a nortliorly di-*  nation from tlm south eftut comer of Lot 2H0O.  .hofcUo river, Hlmlllcamoon dlHtrlct, thence  north 80 clmlim, tlionco oust 10 chalnd, thonco  south 8ft chalnu, tlionco wont W ehultis to point  of coimnoni'ci-norit, and eontnlnlnif 1110 tieron.  mori! or Ioh.i. '  Uiitod H3rd January, looo,  ICVEilD LEBLIE HTEVE9.  A mo tunnel in the Siocan would  cut through or below over fifty  leads that filiow on the eurface,  but nerve and capital seem to bf  averse to the enterprise or unacquainted with tbe possibilities  awaiting a deep hole in the silent  but Silvery Siocan,  Really all those appointed commissioners for taking affidavits under the "Provincial Elections Act"  are not Conservatives. Here are  a few names appearing in tho Gazette of the 4th inst., that local  readejs will recognize as not bo-  longing to hide-bound Tories:  Donald A. McDonald, Greenwood;  William Phillips, Denoro; Sam T.  Mc. Ormand, Eholt; William  Clongh Wilson, Boundary Falls ;  Lewis E. Salter, Midway; Samuel  T. Larsen, Rock Creek ; David A.  Good, Deadwood.  The premier of Canada must  have a true fissure vein of humor  running through his formation:  He sent Clifford Sifton as one of  the Canadian representatives to  the International Congreas on tho  Conservation of Natural Kepour-  ces. In the conserving of forest  reserves Mr. Sifton is perhaps the  most experienced man in Canada,  and hie knowledge of ailvvial deposits is considerable. It is possi-  ble that ho has made equally deep  researches in reference to other  natural resources of Canada.  At the meeting of the city council held February 2, the following  resolution was passed :  Moved by Alderman Meyer, seconded  by Alderman Dixon, that the clerk be  instructed to write The Ledge pointin-r  out the unadviwibility of the paper pu-i-  li.-.liin������- untruthful siatoisrciits respiv t-  iug tht! city's water sy.-tem, and as:.-  ilml. pa pur to contradict 8tatemei.:s  made.  Here is if em which appeared in  The Ledge:  Water from Twin cruel; reservoir wns  turned into the mains after the c������l:I  snap For punit: nnacountablc reaeon  the city oHicials failed to notify the prr:'-  lic ot this; Tho, water now being ni-cd  is the st'cp,*i������u from Phoenix, anil may  or may not contain discaso germs, so il  is just as well to hoil before using*.  Another item in Ledge of same  issue :  There is no water in either Lind ������pr  Providence creel-:, about sixty thousand  dollars squandered in building resi-r-.  vuirs on and mains to a couple of d y  creeks.  Here is the ri'porl, to tire council of the water coininibtee, of which  Aldermen Meyer and Dixon r*re  members, and who should hav;j  known that both Liud and Providence creek reservoirs were without water immediately after tlie  cold riuiip :  The water committee reported th it  tliu reservoirs were full, tho mah-s  Hushed and the water from Twin crvi-k  shut olf.  If the items in  the  Ledge wwe  "untruthful", why was water fn.in  the Twin  creek  reservoir  turm-d  into the mains?   Aldermen Meyi*r  and"~Dixer],-'"as"'~mVmbers   of tbe  water  committee,   report   to   the  council   that "the reservoirs   are  now  full,   the mains  flushed and  the water  from  Twin  creek shut  off,"   and immediately after this  report the same gentlemen   move  a resolution calling The~Ledge untruthful    for    stating   that   Twin  creek water bad  been  turned into  the maius owing to there being no  water in the other reservoirs.   The  only   corroboration   necessary   to  prove tho statement of The Led^e  is their own report to the council.  Now, will   the gentlemen tell the  ratepayers what part of the  city,  if any, is being served from Providence   creek?     Where   was I:.is  enormous waste from taps left running,   when ninety per cent of the  connections  with the mains were  frozon   up?   How could  there be  waste when there were no users ?  At the time the Lind  creek reservoir went "dry"  there  were not  twenty-five persons between Anaconda and  Providence creek getting wuter from their taps.   There  were just three U6ers being serv- d  on  the'''business part   of Copper  street, and those intermittingly.  Bobby had been so very lonesome for a'while'that be had been  praying that the Lord would sontl  him a little brother. Every night  before jumping into bed he had got  down on his, knees and reverently  offered r.p his petition, and laterly.  without departing in any wayfrom  his-reverential attitude, ho had  ventured to suggest that he had  been waiting a long while, nnd  hoped that the Lord might graciously hurry matters alongra little.  Whether it was in response to this  suggestion or not is not known,  but sure .enough in about three  days a little brother arrived, au  eight-pounder, and to all other"  eyes than Bobby's a rather perfect  specimen. Bobby looked at hi in  with a critical air.  "Gee I" he cjaculatsd. " Hh's  a great lookin' thing, ain't lnv.?  Ain't got any hair, an' he ain't  got any teeth ! Whv, pa, lm ain't  finished ! 1 prayed tho Lord to  hurry him along, but I wasn't in  any such darn hurry as that!"  1 The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the ltoyal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the blue  Pacific. ^_J   The charm of Mrs. Ruth Mc-  Enery StuaiVa n^grb dialect stories  was -gieatly' enhanced" when-she  read thein herself, as s'ie used fro  quently to do in the eirly days of  her fame, for charity and church  entertainments. Her imitation of  the negro diab-ct was -excellent,  ami her small son, who was very  proud of Jier accomplishment iu  this line, frequently boasted of it  among the other children. Once,  when some of his schoolmates were  vaunting tho accomplishments of  their several mothers, he was overheard to declare:  " Well, my. mother is smarter  than auy of yours. She can speak  two languages."  "What are they?", demanded  his companions.  '���������' White and colored."  Charles Lamb, the famous essayist and wit. was accustomed to  take dinner daily-fat an fun.- frequented by fanners and the clergy-.  man of the parish, who usually  said grace.       . '  ' - One day, the miuister was absent,' and the chairman .called upon Mr. Lamb to say grace. Charles  suffered from rii-rvouRtiess and always'stammered,-and this is what  he said : "A-a-ss there' is no k'er-  ker-nlorjrymari u-p-pivsent, le-le.-let  us thank God."       .   ,       ���������   '       :  'The'Ledge wiU  send  ri.'copy;of  Float to anv address for, 25,'rents.  0  lC  AT THE/.    ���������  f = Balmo  General-Merchant's," Midway, B. V.  Hay'and' Grain" always  on, hand: ���������; Sleighs" and,  . Wagons and Implements',  of all kinds carried,in.  "stock.".' The very  best,  prices;*  .goods' at' right-  in Phoenix the dining- room will  please the ga.stronomica.lly 'critical,  the'beds bring sweet repose,"while  the beverages in the bar will appease auy ordinary human .thirst.  Miners, muckers, tourists and millionaires alwavs welcome.  J. AVMoM ASTER, Proprietor.  C: S. BAKER.  Provincial Asia yer and Ore  Shippers' Ag'e.nt. Correspondence solicited. Samples  receive prompt attention.  P.   ������>. liox   I������������.   ORBENWOOl),   K.   C.  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandoii, B.'C.,'has a line. 01 nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  '. lain town ol' the Great West.   A  ,.    glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  STARKEY. & ICO.  ';,'. -���������'   NELSON,"B. C.     '.    '   -.t '  . *.    - ,-.-   wholesale '" *' '  - ;- dealers in |    -   ',;.,,  Produce   and '. Provisions  Frank Fletcher  'PboviiVciau *Land Subveyob,'  ���������'- "'   -'   J   ���������"    Nelson, B.' C.  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.   '   '  JAS DRUri  Wlddowson, Asaayer, Nelaon, 8. C.  Mrs. Nicholas Longworth tells a  quaint story about an English hoy.  They are very precocious,' indeed,  sho said, those little chaps from  Eton or Rugby, with their round  sober faces and their quaint air. A  very, pretty American girl was  talking.oneevening. in London to  one ofr these urchins. And have  you a sweetheart yet, Tomn:y ? she  said,,play fully. No, said Tommy;  still, I'm game enough for a bit of  spooning, if that's what you're  after.  Startright shoes for children.  Give them a trial.    Barclay & Co.  Don't be ashamed to take the  wife's advice. She knows a great  deal more than she pretends, and  has reserves of sense that would  astonish you if you could see them.  The best thing you cau use for a  sore aud irritated throat, cinsed  by sadden changes in the weather,  is Antiseptic and Astringent  Gargle. /  Gakgline is highly recommended, as it is both antiseptic  and astringent, and one fifty cent  bottle will keep your throat iu  good condition for the balance of  tbe winter. You can get it from  White Bros., Druggists and Opticians, Greenwood.  R.  PHOENIX,   B".   O.     ;  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and .traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  - fragrant cigars in the bar.   .  V.  CHISHULM, PaopiiiETon.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays. -  ' MERCHANT TAILOR"  Clothes ^Cleaned, .Pressed and  c .Repaired..   Agent for  Blaine Bros'  '. ,   Ordered Clothing!  ASSAY! NG  Gold, Silver anil Copper. Each 50c.  ,G, G. WEST,-530 Klckurds St.  VANCOUVER, B.C."  ,   B.    G.  Hotel...  Gpeehtupo.d, .B. C.  The oldest hotel iu the city) and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to anv" in the  city, and the bar sppplies only the bent.  Corner of Greenwood-and Government  streets.  J.".W/fleiso&-  EHOLT, B, C.  First-class    meals   and   rooms'.  Railroad men, miners and  others  will fiud a pleasant home at this  hotel. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day. ��������� "~  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Portrait eulargements done nt  the New Art Store, from 81 to fcL'o.  Two Sad Oases.  We have some sad cases,/mid  the attendant at tho lunatic asyl nm,  as he opened the door to the ii. at  cell.  Inside was a man sitting on a  stool and gazing vacautly at the  wall,  Sad story, said the attendant;  he was in love with a girl, but s'ie  married another man aiid he lost  his reason from grief.  They stole out softly, closing the  door behind them, and proceeded  to the next inmate. This cell wiis  thickly padded, and the man within was stark, staring mad.  ���������Who is this? inquired the visitor. This, repeated the attendant���������this is the other mau.��������� Illustrated Bits.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE    SOLICITED.  Special Engagement^of the  Celebrated ''...���������.,  Stuttz Big  Theater Co.  MINERAL AOT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  Mnuninin llollc Mineral Claim, situate in tlio  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District. Where located: North of Wallace  Mountain, West Fork of Kettle River.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert Wood, Free  Miner's certificate No. B!W1, for myself, and  as asent for Samuel S. Fowler, Free Miner's  Cc-rtitleulc No. 1)13X5!!, nnd Tuoinnr Curry, Free  Miner's Certificate No. BU,W78 intcnd.sixty (lays  from the date hereof to apply to the lillninf,'  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grantiof the  above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under  aeution 37, must be commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements..  Daled this 10th day of February. A. D. loos.  .ROBERT WOOD.'  -^^^W^,'V^^*^������^'V������^^J  NELSON, B. O.  Now Under Old and Original  Management.  E. E. PHAIR   -   -   MANAGER  GEO. P.  .During the local option craze  in Ontario last December, a Presbyterian minister, iu the heat of an  addrcBB, mude statements about  two residents /or which he had to  apolog[ze in the columns .of tho    "" *?  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Canadian  Marble aud Granite Works, Nol-  sou, J3. 0. .  The Peace Riveir."' ~  A report received at Ottawa by  the agricultural department alio va  that 85,000 bushels of wheat were  raised last year in tho Peace liver  district,y/ithjiDayerafiOjyieldjji Jopularprlces.  m ^__ _���������. ,, , ,-. .. .......^v^^^.  Three Nights, Commencing  Thursday, Feb. 18  Opening Night  " Was She to Blame,"  or (,A Mother's Devotion"  ' ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  Low Round Triy Rates to  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tlokets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 81,  inclusive,   arid good  to  return  within-three months.;  Tickets leaued in connection with  Atlantic Steamship Business will  lie on salo from Nov. 21, and  limited to Ave months from date  of iaaue.  Flneit Hqulpuiont.   Stundtird Hint  elms   Slooplug   uud  Tourlnt  Citrg  |ou all Through Truliia.  2 Through   Express Trains  DAILY.  THE   "TORONTO. EXPBBS8"  Leavoc Winnipeg at 22,10 innk-  ine.connections..-at Toronto for  all points oast and west thereof.  Apply to floarost 0. P. H. Agent  for full information.  nelson, fi; ������.  WJ5LLS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lava  Lories in B. Cv. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meet's all trains.  a Regular monthly meetinge of  ���������%7%f Greonwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  /V* & A; M., aro held on the first  Thursday in each month In Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  streot, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  nre cordially invited to attend.  JAS, 8. BIRNIE, Secretary,  WC     M   Greenwood MlnereV  *       *'*��������� F. M., meets every  Saturday evening In Union. Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:80. a-  Also in hall at  Mother. Lode mine  Friday evenings at 7:80.  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary.  Cfte Pacific0M,.r  Ta under the management of Grelg  & Morrison. The Rooms are Com-  ; fortably furnished, aiid the bar contains the best brands; of wines,  liquors and cigars/  tbe Pacific 0afe..v  Is the beBt-appointed Restaurant in  tho . Interior of British Columbia.  The best cooks and mos*", attentive  waiters only employed. Open all the  time.  Mrs. Qkeio, Pkopkietmbss.  J. IS. PROCTOR,  ��������� Diet. Passenger, Agent,  Calgary, Alta.  k rm^,r*,AbM,/m,t* ,������k /m, /m.jm]  mmw-  Tk Hotel Siocan  Three Forks, B.C., Is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a spedalty.  Rooms reservetl by telegraph.  ^rJSMQM-MUTXlK-^jr.rijn:.  SSI  111  -9  'n  M  hi  t-1  M

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