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'."if 25   ' "W.OQImts for    ."9 00       $2.00 hats for ���������  'A full line of Fancy Di-cbs Shirts ieduced from $-2,00 and $1.50 to $L.50  ���������     nnd.'Sl'.OO.' -  A special line of heavy un<ii*nvcsnr,. Regular jJB.iIO, now $-2 25-   Suits  all pizuf. from 81 to 40. ' .        ^  ������������ Any Sweater in the House at 25' per cent. Discount.  ���������Miners' nailed slides, $<i nnd ������"> 50 linos for SI; *5I for $1.  .We have the Iiu\2e������t litock'of Crockery in tho Boundary District, and'  ' 'ill give you a chance to gut it cheap. . l   , '  All oui 97-pieee Dinner Sots, regular ������18 011, now-jJilll.f-O.   A  nice blue-  .-esign, gold'ti.-iced pattern, 106 pieces," losjulwr "S20.U0, n'owJI'iOO    A  iew lino white, ������old traced pattern, Tor; pieces, legular $-20, now $15.  A line of China which we will soil at hi-* reduction.   Also a, beautiful  ���������>:'  line of Carvei n for Christmas Turkey.  :,    All Goods Marked in'Plain Figures.  Kussell-Law-Caulfield Co., Ltd  llardware, Groceiies^Clotbing and Gents' Furnisli'Ltigs.  Tlie leading hotel of the city and  headquarters i'or.thojie engaged-, in,  mining, railroading . or commerciaJ  purBuits.-',"    ' ,   , !���������-..' ���������  -Wl -S.   TORNEY," PROPRIETOR.  C: S. BAKER  f       -* * i  Provincial Asaayor and Ore  Shippers' Agent. Cor-i-en-  pondeneesolicitad. Sampleri  recefve prompt attention.  I'.   O. ������OX   las.   flKEKNWOOI),   I!. .������.  .^CTORIA,       -  ^*is-~. .��������� '���������-jzzzZ*'^  9. &jMo. 26  ���������������������������  Cigars.  Mountaineer "and Kootenay. Standard  Made by-  3.C. tDclin $( go., nelson  Tlie Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, 1!. C, has a line or nerve  bracefi, unsurpassed iu any mouo-  tain town or*jtlr'e'Trreat West. A  glass of aqua ,piira given free with  -spirits munti. " - - .  ���������   Al.   Luke  n-Uiiued   this- week  fixuri a. visit in Spokane.      ���������     ;  Dan O' Lear-y is down   from   the  West Fork for a few days.  'Alex. Robinson of Grand li'iu-ks  was in the city Jronday.       '   '  Robt,. Wood i.s down fi-ouf'the  West Fork for a few da\s."  7iiU riailey, v.-us in town" this  week prospecting for a dnnti.it.,  Mi.-s Mills reuirned from Vernon  last week much improved in health  Fiank Turner of the Mother  Lode spent his holidays in the  city.  In some parts of 13. C. working  men want a payday more "than  once a month..  Millar & Ddvidson have leased  ihe Boundary Greek Times and  will conduct it in future.  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  V.  CHJSHOLM, ritoi'iiurroB.  W. W. Craig of B-nindary Falls  is spending a few months at his  store neur- North Yakima.  The removal of some half-burned  buildings would impiove thts appearance of Copper street.  Tt is not likely that the railway  commission will say anything  about the high express rates'iu the  West.   .     .  At the Mother Lode the Dutch  club is (juite an institution -and  sometimes has  seven  Tuesday eveningE. Foyle Smith,  D. D. G. M., installed, the" officers  of Boundary .Valley lodge No.  38, I. O. O. F. Owing to the severity of the weather out of town  members were unablo to attend.,  Following are the Olivers installed:'  D. A. McDonald, i\T. G.  J. A. Jaynes, V: G.  A. Logan, R. S.  G. B. Taylor (P.O.), F. S.  K. H. Mortimer  (P. O-.), Tr-wi*--.  B. de Wiele,  W. -  Dr. W. E. tfpankie, O.  W. B. Fleming (P. (',.), K. S,  N. G. J  Chus. Riei-ce, L. S. N". G.  A. E. Hraithwaito (P. G.). R.  S. S.  R. J. Sanders, I. G.  December School Rerjort  nivisrox r���������r- r���������. watso.v  I'lipilsnctiiallvatteiidii)"-  Averaijt' daily attend-nice.  '  .   .  rei-ccnlasc of rejnilaritv   storage.  Icegs in cold  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  Just Received, a Large Consignment of  Dry Goods.  CALL AND SEE THEM.  BARCLAY   &   CO.  Boots and Shoes.  Millinery.  I  "I  }  CHRISTMAS  CHEER %  ,s,<  Peter Dawson's 20-year old Liquor.  ft     Johnnie Walker's 1-2-year-old Kilmarnock.'  J        Jas. Hennessy's Three Star Brandy.  ^ J. W. Burmester's "Royal" Port.  / Gonzalez Byass y Ca. "Christina" Sherry.  /      Andrew Usher's Grand Old Highland Whiskey."  !Burgandi5s, Clarets, etc.  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  i.    IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  ) 9999G9&999999QG&4X9998&939QO9&99QS9999999&99099QIS9&  \    __^  _    '       ....  o o o o  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class   meals    and   rooms.  Railroad men, miners and  others  will find a pleasaut home at this  hotel. "The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  T!?E]\flOJSlT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan.   Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold iu *  t>e safe.  r4edoi?e   8c   Tn-egilfas  *)-^^^^^^'V������^iv*^>vTsv-*<yvv^  CANADIAN  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  /run through, the entire house, and bathrooms are al-  ^ ways at the s-ervice of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to-drummers  with big trunks.  fj'JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  .. Js^9e9999^^������@e<S^9e09^*)OS$^&eQ������9e&e^t9^������O9999&9e9������9^  T. BURNS & GO. i"  Dealers in  Fresh and Salt JVIeats, pish and Poultry  ;' Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  I ; . the Kootenay.  Q&������999Q&99Q9&������&^G98������0QQQQ901*^^  ���������J^Jj. lL4ii.-i*^���������..^.--J..;,.:;...ii.i.j..:: .,.'��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������'������������������     ���������.������������������������������������'���������' ,-���������. ���������������������������'.������������������. .-���������  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  Low Round Triy RateR to  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tickets on salo Dec. 1 to Dee. 81,  inclusive,   und good   to  return  within threo months.  Tiekots issued in connection'with  Atlantic Steamship Business will  he on sale from Nov. 21, nnd  limited to five months from date  of Issue.  Viiietjt.K<julpiii������iit., Stiiuilitnl lli-Ht  cIiihh   Sl.M'pln'tf   niiil   Toiii-InI/Cai-M  |(in nil Through TritliiH.  2 ^Througli   Express .Train's-  DAILY.  THE   "TORONTO  EXPUKSS"-  Leavec.Winnipeg nt 22.10 niak-  Inp connections at Toronto for  nil points east and west thereof,  Apply to nearest C. P. It. Agent  i  for full Information.  3c E. PROCTOR,  Dist. Passenger, Agenf,  Calgary, Alta,  It is reported that W. 13. Wilcox  Inis sold his fruit farm ut North  Yakinia. Ifc is about due to start  another paper.  Grand Forks and Greenwood  played a hockey match here ..Friday evening. The scoie was 6 to 0  in favor of the visitors.  1). W. McVicar, who died in  Nelson last week, was well known  in Greenwood. 'He did the first  work-upon the E. P. Li.  It was JJ0 below z������ro in Greenwood Tuesday morning und 3S  Wednesday. Being a dry .add  those who remained close to the  stove did not feel il. ^'~  The K. of P. ball in the Auditorium Friday night was well patronized and enjoyed by all. The  decorations were tasty, and the  music by the orchestra the very  best.  Harry Johns, superintendent of  the B. C. Copper company's properties in Wellington camp aud thc  Napoleon group near Eossbui-g,  was a visitor in the city New  Year's day,  Last evening the Greenwood  hockey team journeyed to Phoenix  and lost by a score of 3 to 2. The  team is getting in shape and may  be expected to "do things" in their  next match.  Soon as J. L. White- arrives in  Greenwood Curry White will retire from the drug business. It is  his intention to follow an outdoor  occupation, and for that end he  has taken up-a ranch 75 miles  northeast of Calgary.  A telegram received from Chicago states that the German directors have signed the agreement and  the money has been raised for running the big tunnel at Greenwood.  Dick Armstrong will be iu the city  next week to make arrangements  for commencing work.  A local syndicate lias been  formed to run a tunnel to tap the  high-grade veins of the south belt  at depth. The tunnel will be  started from near the north line of  the Helen and will be run under  theStarvcontand other woll known  properties in the south belt.  IS. Foyle Smith, of Greenwood,  D. J). G. M. for -this district, in-  stiilled the otlicers of Phoenix lodge  of Odd Fellows Monday evening.  I He wap assisted by Past Grands G.  JB. Taylor, W. 13. Fleming and E.  H. Mortimer of Greeuwood, and  Silverthorn aud McDougall of  Phoenix.  J. B. Desrosiers will be a candi  date for mayor.    Mr.   Desrosiers  has served   the city as alderman  and in that capacity was energetic  arid progressive.    It is said Mayor  Buuting will again be a candidate.  Alderman  Fleming in also spoken  of as a candidate.   Duncan  Mcintosh  was asked to run  by his  friends, but declined on account/if-  his connection    with   tho^titiinei  project,   which   will   QiKSupy   his  whole time.  The Kettle RiyjfT- Valley Railway company wiljr seek incorporation at the next/session of tho legislature to.'opei'lto a lino of rai  Requisition For Mayor.  To Jou.v B. Di'srosikrs, Ghkds-  xwooit, B. C.:  Draii Siij: We, the undersigned  ratepayers, realizing that the position of civic.affairs in the City of  Greenwood at present require a  man endowed with energy and  ability to place the same on a  sound and business basis, and  knowing you as we do, having followed your actions during the  years^ you have servod us in the  capacity of alderman : also knowing your integrity as a citizen,  heieby beg to request you to allow  us to place you in nomination as a  candidate for Mayor of the city.  We hereby pledge ourselves to  give you our full support and influence.  Robert Wood. Sydney. M. Johnson, J. E. Spankie, Robert Little.  Jas. Drum, J.. II. Macfarlaue,  Jame*. Sutherland, J W. Mel lor,  C. J. McArthnr. Sidney Oliver.  R, Robinson, Fred Bouehie, F. C.  Buckless, Mat Maloney, Geoige  Swayue, Charles Martin, John  Prescott and others."  JsniM.v to iti'qi-i-mo.v.  To Tin: Ratrpaycks or Cluun.v-  nooi).  Gi:vn.K.Mi:x : It was with great  pleasure that I received your  requisition asking me lo allow myself to be placed in nomination as  a candidate  for  mayor" for the cn-  .... Ift  ...18.50  ...97.37  Perfect attendance :''Ernest Anderson, Gertie Mclntyre, George  Redpath, -Hazel Redpath, Frances  Rowe,' Gordon  Smith, Gen. Craig.  DIVISION I r���������. r  I.   MACKRNZI1J.  Punils actually attending-.  .   ' 28  Average daily attendance.    20.15  Percentage of regularity 03.  Perfect attendance:"Henry Anderson, Georgie Eaten, Maudie  E������tes. Wortliiiigton Fair, Russell  Hinder, Harold Hunter, Judith  Johnson, Chas. McArthur, Anna  MacKenzie, DonuM McAllister,  Grace Redpath, Robert Smith,  Sutherland Smith, Ward Storer,  Winnie Skelton, Aleck Shaw, Dick  Tavlor.  Western F16at  DIVISION   III���������C. E.  STHVKNSON.  Pupils actually attending 38  A vor/tso daily attendance BO W  Percentage of regularity 91.33  Perfect attendance : Leo Bar-  nett, Chung Yees, Edward Crowley, Jack Eales,, Waldo Jordan,  Francis Jordan, Dorothy Johnson,  Evelyn Johnson, Harold McKen-  zie, Daniel McKce, Jesephiuo Mc-  Kee, John McArthur, Celia Mcintosh, Hall Mclntyre, Vera Red-  path, Muriel Redpath, Arthur  Rees, Robina, Smith, Tom Taylor,  Jack Wilson.  Owing to the deep snow aud eold   ,  weather drilling' for oil in the Flat- . -���������  head   valley   lias   ceased ��������� for   the   ..  winter.^  Tt is expected that the Sullivan   -'  Mining company will  be reorgan-    .  ized and operations resumed at the  mine and the Marysville smelter in >   ,  a abort time.  Owing to low water the Bteauier  Rossland has  beeu  taken  off the  Arrow  lake run,  and  the Minto,   .  and Kootenay -are now doing the   -  business.  is     visiting  suing year, and in reply beg to  thank you for thc expression of  confidence contained therein, ami  assure you I am willing to accept  your request and place myself in  nomination.  I also desire to say that in the  event of my election ] hereby  pledge myself to work in the entire interests of the city as a whole.  Later I will jneet the electors at  a public meeting, when I will  express my views fully and outline  my policy. I am, gentlemen,  yours respectfully,  J." B. Desro.-ihk*-.  The Railway Commission.  Following are approximate dates  for the railway commission sittings during its Westert circuit:  Winnipeg, February 1 to 10; Re-  erina, 11 and 12; Medicine Hat,  February 15 and J (5; Calgary, Feb.  17 and IS; Edmonton, Feb. 19  and 20; Vancouver Feb. 22 to 26;  Victoria,'Feb. 27; with Nelson and  Lethbridge to fellow at datet to be  fixed.  After many.conferences with the  brotherhoods of railvvav trainmen  and officials of the different railways, the railway commission has  given judgment and promulgated  orders for the better protection of  railway employees. The orders  are of interest to train mon all over  the Dominion.  All enginemen must be over 21  years of age, and must have served  at least one year as firemen before  being appointed to that position..  - Condactoirf���������iiiusb also-&wve at  least one year as brakemail and be  over 21 years of age.  Telegraph operators must be  over IS years of age, able to write  a legible hand, and be able to pass  the necessary examination in train  rules.  Every employee of a railway  company engaged iu operating  trains shall, before undertaking  such duties, be required to undergo  a color test by a, competent examiner. ~  Midway.  E. Mace has the largest barber  shop iu the Boundary.  Thomas Jenkins is acting as  policeman while the regular officer  is enjoying his holidays.  By the car Nicola coal costs  SS.20 a ton iu Midway.  Ed. Rippato is scaling logs at  Steeves' camp near Canyon City.  Harry Strickland is spending a  few days at his home in New  Denver.  The new C. P. R. depot is under  construction.  Mineral Production.  Wants to Know.  Editor Lkook : Sir, As a ratepayer of  this city "I,   with   niany  others, are considering whether it  is the intention of the retiring city  council to, as is customary, call a  publiiTmeering and render an   account of their stewardship du ing  the past year.    Also,   is  it the intention of Mayor Bunting, to stand  for the salaries  to  mayor and aldermen, in view  of  the  fact  that  finances are not on  any too satisfactory  a  basis?    Such   cities   as  Vancouver, Rossland, Phoenix and  others do not sanction same.  R.VTKI'AYCIt.  The Nelson Daily News' New  Y������ar edition announces the following mineral output in British Columbia during 190S, specially pie-  pared for the Daily News by E.  Jacobs of Victoria :  Gold, placer, 3-1,100 ounces  worth SGS2,000; gold, lode, 250,000  ounces, value So,291.520, total  gold output 85,973,520.  Silver, 3.G37.()00 ounces, worth  81,518,500. Lead, 43.775,000 lbs ,  worth $1,054,095. Zinc and iron,  10,000 tons, worth S2S0,000. Copper. 43,SS5,000 pounds, woith  S5,792,S20. Total metalliferous  output for 1908, 815,219,53:>.  Coal, 1,700,000 long tons, worlh  85,030.000. Coke, 24S,000 long  tons, worth S1,4SS,000. Buildiug  materials, etc., $1,200,000. Total  mineral production for the year,  S2.'3,S57.535.  Last year's total was 825,SS2.-  5G0. There is a drop in lead and  copper values, the figuies for 1907  being $2,291,82(1 and SS,l(i(),.3U'  respectively. The other figures  aie  about the same for both years.  Christmas in Olalla.  way of staudarH gauge, commencing at a point al or near Midway,  B. C, thonco,to Penticton by the  most feasible, route, a distance of  120 miles, more or less ; and commencing at a point at or near Penticton, on Okanagan lake ; thenco  to a point at or near Nicola^liy the  uioi*t feasible route, a dintnnce of  150 miles.  Greenwood, B.C., Jan. 6,1909  To THK EI.KCTOKS   OF   THK   ClTV  ok Gkkenwood:     .  I wish to take this opportunity  of announcing that I have consented to again accept the nomination for the Mayoralty of your  City, after haying served in the  Council for six years, the last two  as. Mayor. My general policy, as  in,'the past, shall be one of strict  economy, I shall, however, always  be anxious to encourage any project or enterprise which may be  of benefit in building'up or bettering' your City.  The following gentlemen have  couscntod to accept nomination as  Councillors:  North Ward���������C. J. Wilson, A.  F. H, Movers.  South Ward���������T. M. Gulley,  W. JB. Fleming, S. P. Dixou.  H. BUNTINO.  The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme in maiiy a camp. It is a  cigar that bringsT delight and appreciation wbereynr smoked.  A correspondent in the Kere-  meos Trumpet says that some of  the Olalla peoplo spent Christmas  as follows :  L.  M.   Lyon  went  to  visit his  brother near {Seattle; J.   C.   Riley  to Penticton as the guest of  Mr.  and Mrs.   Barnes; Pat Murphy to  Ceour d'Alenes, Idaho; F. A. Parsons   to   Patcrsdn,   N.  J.,  where  "Somebody's Waitiug, Waiting;"  George Price obeyed  the "call of  the wild" and ate his Christmas  dinner (roast marten) in his cabin  up Cedar creek; Jim  Lynch and  his pup went  up to  Billy Stilt's  ranch, but the latter came  down  Boxiiig day  to help Pete tackle a  big demijohn; John   Prichard and  John Prichard and John  B licit au  took Christinas dinner at the Central;   Jimmy Riot-clan���������well, Jim.  didn't go anywhere,  not even up  tho hill to see how deep the snow  was about his cabin  door,  or if  those pesky bush i-atB were carry-  ..,. ....,...<,, ,���������_  ing off his ore.  Portrait enlargements 'done at  the Now Art Store, from$] *to $25.  It is said that - Sloan ��������� will resign  anil give Templeiiian his seat in  Comox-Atlin.  Constable    Aston'  friends in Golden,  r  The Boundary had a touch of 40  below zero upon Wednesday morning.  John Fitzwilliams has moved  from Rossland to Austin, Nevada.  The Le Roi at Rossland shipped  nearly 8100,000,worth of ore inkNe-  vember. ' '    .*.-'  Dr.    Fraser   of   Armstrong  has  secured a dental  practice in Vic-"  toria and moved to that city.      - "-  -'   The, Imperial Bank   has  paid a  dividend of 11 per cent.  R. A. Ren wick has been appointed deputy commissioner of  lands,!  "Dr.   Hall  of Nelson   has taken  up his residence in Victoria,. - ���������  On   Monday   iu    Rossland    the  Rossland Engineering works had a    "  810,000 fire, fully-insured.  There are S5 men in the tire department of Vancouver.  Tlie fall wheat  around, Phoenix'    ���������  was not injured by'the  recent cold,  spsisin. ������������������       - ���������    .. ���������.'_ .f-  Last week S00 tons of Northwest grain were shipped from Vancouver to Mexico.  Billy Sunday will not come to  Greenwood. Not enough of money  or sinners in this camp to mako it  an object for him to leave Spokane.  Dr. Bagnall has been  appointed "  -  coroner at Ivaslo.     _ _.   ,........, -,- <��������� \ fw,.'  . Lumber is being /blijppej from/^  Vancouver Jslaud for use'ou the" -  Panama canal." '  '  Henry Hyde, one of Vancouver's  pioneers, died a few days ago.  ^ Jim Boyle, a mucker in the St,  Eugene- at Moyie, had an eye blown  out by fataiking a pieuo of d\ nana ite. He was taken to Spok me  for treatment.  The railway is to be 'builo f.om  Duncan to Cowich.ui lake.'  In East Kootenay a I0.st.mtp  mill is to he installed upon bnme  claims on-Perry creek.  One of the Fernie hotels ,h.is a  telephone in every room. This  makes ic easy for those* who are  dying of thirst.  The Imperial B^nk b.i5- bought  two lots in (Jranbrook a*nl will  erect a building next spring.  The tinhorns are tt be cha-ied  out of Cranbrook.  J. T. Wilkinson usually w.tlks  in the nii-idli* uf the street when he  goes to (.hilliwack. He lived in  that burg bt*for<* the sidewalk era  aud -a on Id be theie yet pmbiblv if  tho Vancouver World h������d not discovered him and given him the  wings.  After being ill for a year, Wm.  Berg died in Trail last week.  J. R. Armstrong has started a  grocery in Penticton.  Incorporation of Penticton is  practically completed and the citizens are n-jw looking for a council.  There are 300 men working on  the i ail way grade about a mile  from Princeton.  W. T. Shatford and wife aro  spending part of the winter in  Mexico.  Last year Cobalt produced 19,-  250 tons of ore valued at S10.000,-  ooo. ���������;���������  The newC. P. R. steamer Princess Charlotte arrived at Victoria  last week after a two mouths'  voyage from England.  Last year the real estate business in Vancouver broke all records  The refinements of civilization  are   dropping   into  Hosiner.     In ���������  tliat camp oue  barber shop  gives      -  baths exclusively to ladies ou Sunday.  The   Hosmor  hospital  will   receive patients in two weeks'time.  Chesaw is to have a  new implo-        >  ment store and blacksmith shop. ; ^ ^  On   the road  from   Midway to       y']M  Curlew a   bridge   iu   being   built  uci-088 Torodo creek.  Moyie is  happy.   The ' electric  lights will soon be turned on, and      ���������!  tho lake is already frozen over. >' ������;������,;  A  Masonic lodge will bo insti-       ������$i  tuted at Croaton this evening. ' -3^;  ,-WlddowBon, Aciayor, Nelson, B. C.  i  >*-  r  7? J  V  v-.l  ���������\f-  {'  Si *i  ���������*i*W  ,1  ���������������������������,������������������ ���������-'���������*;. 4"fr\  ' O ' ��������� 1. jWcIW.ij,  WX^i\MMmmiiAmimAmiaim THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  DOLBY TALKS  Tells Deacon Why She Wanted  to Commit Suicide.  UNMINDFUL OF HER PRESENCE  Tried to Draw His Attention by Singing at the Top of Her Voice, but  Samuel Is Wise and Keeps on Reading Patent Medicine Circular.  [Copyright, IMS, by T. C. McClure.]  It was 4 o'clock In the afternoon, aud  Deacon Dolby was at tlie barn milling  on some boards arid putting up some  hooks when airs. Dolby appeared. He  knew that for the last hour the Widow  Glenn had been at the house and that  as a matter of course she had had  some gossip to relate. lie was a bit  surprised at Mrs. Dolby's demeanor,  however. She was shedding no tears,  arid she didn't look a bit excited. She  had a piece of old clothesline about fif-  BHE HAD   THE   EOPE  AND   SPtKB  IN  IIEK  HAND.  teen  feet long in  her band, arid she  quietly asked:  ''Samuel, have you got a big, stout  spike Iu the tool box���������oue strong  enough to hold up a person?"  He stooped over the box and picked  out a sidewalk spike and handed It to  her, and she continued:  "I should think this ought to do.  Now, will you take this rope and make  a hangman's uoose in it? Perhaps the  rope ought to bo doubled. I don't waut  to bother you too much, but perhaps  . you will be willing to do this much  for me, being it's the last time you  c-iiii ever do anything."  The deaeou tested the rope, aud, fiud-  ing it weak, be doubled it and made a  common slip noose aud handed it to  her.  "Thank you, Samuel. I will soon be-  out of the way, and you won't have to  bother with uie. 1 want the spike aud  the rope to hang myself with. I'd ask  you to come in and drive the spike, but  I don't waut to make you any extra  trouble. 1 have always beeu careful  about that. You can't go around wheii  1 am dead aud say that I was always  calling ou you to do this and that. 1  shall hang myself to a beam down cellar, and by standing up in a chair I  cau drive the spike with au ax. I  s'pose the rope will cut iuto my neck  and hurt, but 1 must manage to stand  it. 1 have had to stand most everything these last twenty years. You  cau go right ahead with your work,  Samuel. 1 don't want to have it said  that 1 put you out."  After handing her the rope and the  spike the deacon had resumed his labors, aud she had to raise her voice  above the uoise. He had also seemed  to forget her presence at tho barn  .Mrs. Dolby weut as far as the door,  and there -halted for a minute and  then returned to say:  "Samuel, you will rind bread and  milk In the pantry for your supper.  I'm sorry that I shan't be here to gel  you up something better, but a husband must make allowances once In a  lifetime. This will be the first time 1  ever committed suicide, and of course  I shan't lie here to get supper. If the  "" milk in the blue pitcher Is a little sour  you can skim one of the pans. Well.  I guess that's all."  Tells Him Not to Worry.  She waited for him to say something,  but he kept'hammering away.   Then  she walked to the door and came slow-  -   ly back to say:  "You needn't come down cellar to  look for me until you havo had your  supper. Some wives would waut you  to hurry up, but you never knew me  to be impatient since we were married.  Just eat all you want aud rinse the  bowl out and then look for me. You  will find me hanging by the neck.  They say that some folks look terrible after banging themselves, but I'll  try to have a smile ou my face.  "When you've felt of my bauds and  found them cold, then you can go  over to Mrs. Green's aud announce my  death. You can pretend that you dou't  know why I should do such a thing,  but they'll all understand that It was  because I could live with a pirate no  longer. Of course you don't want to  kiss me before I go? I mean you don't  want to shake hands?"  The deacon didn't.   lie was now using thc saw, and he sawed and sawed  and Rave the sawing business his undivided attention.   Mrs. Dolby waited  until the saw  was half through the  board and  theu  became discouraged  arid turned away with:  ���������   "Well, I can't linger here no longer,  You jto at It and get a second wife and  lake all the comfort you can."  Thl.-t time she was away for -good,  ' hut the deacon didn't stop his work to  Jrmk  nti-or lin* oi* call  her back.   In-  stead or any anxiety on iris part Tic  began to whistle. It was almost 0  o'clock before he hung up his tools,  swept up the sawdust and started for  the house, Thc kitchen door was wide  open, and the cat sttl on the steps. He  snt down for a few minutes to stroke  hr-r back and then went In and brought  the milk and bread from thc pantry  and made his meal. While eating ho  was quite sure that ho heard a movement on the cellar stairs, followed by  a long drawn human sigh, but he paid  no attention. When be had finished  the meal he sat down outside again,  and for an hour nnd more ho hummed  po.icses rrom me nearest tree ueiwcen  ihe hymns. At intervals he heard  uulses clown In the cellar. At-other Intervals he heard somebody creeping up  Ihe cellar stairs and softly opening thc  door to pfak out, bnt he gave these  things no particular attention,  Mrs. Dolby Returns.  When darkness came he lighted the  lamp Iu the sitting room and had just  seated hlmsejf to read a patent medicine circular when Mrs. Dolby entered  the room. She had the rope and spike  in her hand, and there was whitewash  and cobwebs all over her. The deaeon  knew that she had entered the room,  but he neither looked up nor spoke  .Mrs. Dolby sat clown, and It was a long  minute before she asked:  "Samuel, are you surprised?"  No.answer.  "I s'pose you are and disappointed,  too, but It ain't my fault. I intended  to hang myself, but In the first place  the ax flew off the handle, and I  couldn't drive-the spike iii. Then I got  to thinking that it wouldn't be right to  hang myself la the cellar with all those  preserves down there. I was just going up Into the garret when I happened to think that I didn't tell you  about Mrs. Davison. She has my  quilt frames, and she owes me three  eggs, two cups of sugar and a whole  nutmeg. She's the worst woman in tlie  world to borrow and never pay back.  If I was dead she might even claim  that I owed her lea and coffee. That's  why I didn't hang myself, Samuel���������to  tell you about It."  The deacon ought to hnve been much  obliged, but nothing iu his attitude  showed whether lie was or not. Thc  circular was convincing him that he  had nt least seven new ailments, and  perhaps ho didn't hoar.  What Mrs. Glenn Told Her.  "It was what Sirs. Glenn told me,"  continued Sirs. Dolby as sho tried hard  to get a quaver iu her voice. "She  said she told me because she thought  it was her duty to. She said that Ihe  day you fell off the cow shed and  struck the wheelbarrow and broke it  to smash you lay there and used twenty-five swear words. She counted 'em.  Nothing on earth would make me repeat them. If I should set out to I  should expect lo be struck.dead before I was half through. Twenty-five  swear words, Samuel, and each one  of them terrible enough to knock an  ox down! 1 ran out and helped you  iu and worked over you and treated  you like a baby, and there you had  been swearing away like a pirate! Do  you wonder that I wanted to commit  suicide when I heard about it?"  The deacon wondered, but not about  tlrat. He wondered how he had ever  managed to live so long without tho  remedy mentioned in the circular.  Mrs. Dolby waited sixty seconds for  his reply aud then said:  "But a thought lias occurred to me,  Samuel. It Is that you lost consciousness when you fell aud that all your  swearing was done when you were out  of your head. Therefore you ain't to  blame for It, aud I'm going to forgive  you and not commit suicide until next  lime."  Tho deacon never beard her. lie  cracked his toes and continued reading, and even when she went into the  kitchen and begau preparing things  for breakfast and singing at the top  of her voice he was oblivious to the  surroundings. SI. QUAD.  ADROITLY  TURNED.  It Was a Small Hole, but the Englishman Crawled Out.  "I was watching a number of young  Englishmen shooting at a target recently while I was on the other side,"  remarked an American army officer,  "aud at my elbow was a pompous Britisher of the old school, who, after  shaking his head Impatiently at the  frequent misses that were made, at  lengtli said to me: 'That only goes to  show how the young mon of England  are degenerating. All this sort of thing  reflects on the British nation.*  "'It certainly is mighty poor shooting,' I agreed.  "At that the old gentleman flared up  and exclaimed: 'l' say I Perhaps you  can do better, sir?"  " 'Tf I couldn't shoot better than that.  I'd be ashamed to eat breakfast,' I answered.  "Thereupon I was handed a rifle and  told to show what I could do. I shot,  and the first time I missed the target  completely, so the laugh was ou me.  but before they could laugh twice I  plugged the bullseye six times In rapid  succession. At this the old gentleman  was.a trifle disconcerted, but he complimented me by saying: 'Really, now.  you can shoot a bit, can't you? I say.  there's nothing like a Yankee marksman with an English gun, Is there, old  chap?'"  A CHANGE OF CLIMATE.  A  GREAT COMBINATION.  When Husband, Wife and Mother-in-  law Co-operate.  Shortly after his marriage, which  took place in 1SS0, John Burns, the  British labor leader, settled down as a  journeyman engineer in Battersea and  twenty years after confessed that he  was the first engineer to make with  his own hands an electric tram  car iu Great Britain. In those days,  however, people did not believe that  electric traction was possible, and  Burns had to take the dynamo and  tram to tho Crystal palace and run the  latter round the grounds for six months  before people could be induced to believe in the novelty.  But the people were so nervous that,  although the charge was only sixpence,  none of them would venture in the  newfangled invention. Then Burns was  struck with a brilliant Idea. He said  to Ills wife, "You have got to come  down to the palace three times a week  and get into the first electric tram car  .as a decoy duck for the others." This  was ouly temporarily successful. So  Burns brought along his mother-in-  law, "and,"-said the energetic labor  leader when relating the Incident,  "when a husband, a wife and a mother-  in-law co-operate success is assured."  -London Tit-Bits.  Why Hot Southwest Winds No Longer  Strike Missouri.  "People may talk as they choose,"  says an (old timer, "bat the climate  of St. Louis and Missouri Is certainly  changing.  "Everybody    remembers    the    hot  winds that twenty or thirty years ago  were a common feature of our climate  Iu the summer.    They blew day and  night from the southwest, often for a  month or six weeks at a time.   There  I was not a  moment's intermission  Iu  the sleady gale, as hot as the blast of  a furnace.   Often it happened that the.  corn was dried in the fields, so that  the leaves were as ready for fodder iu  July as in October.    Sometimes even  the foliage of   the  forest  trees   was  wilted, aud once or twice the leaves  fell  off,  completely dried up by  the  hot wind, and- the trees started a second crop of foliage.   We have not had  a hot southwest wind for ten years.  The    explanation    Is    plain.    Thirty  years ago Oklahoma and western Tex.  as were sun dried plains.   In summer  tho heat of the sun baked the surface  as hard as a brick.   Great cracks ap  peared in the soil, so wide yon could  put your finger in them, and extended  downward four to six foot into the  ground.    The surface became so hot  that it almost burned the soles of your  shoes.   For live or six months In the  year 130,000 square miles of tbe treeless region  of Oklahoma and Texas  became a vertable fiery furnace, and  It wa.s the wind, from this region that  desolated Missouri, Kansas and even  Iowa.  "Now all this southwestern countrj  Is broken up into farms, and Instead  of- being a sun baked desert it has  been converted into cultivated fields.  Trees bave been planted, aud orchards  and rains arc more abundant in that  vast region than before cultivation began. The rain belt has extended west  from Arkansas and Missouri into Oklahoma and Kansas, and with increasing rainfall the former desert region  shows greater fertility. So it is the  hot winds have ceased, aud when we  have what people call a hot wave In  Missouri nowadays It is not the beat  of tho Texas plains, but that which  might be expected In our own lati  tude."-St. Louis Globe-Democrat,  '  As a Family.,  edioine  THERE ARE  NO OTHERS BETTER  FOR  BILIOUSNESS,  CONST1-  .   PATION, AND  KIDNEY  DERANGEMENTS,  THAN  'S  Kidney'  Lots of suffering would be avoided  and much serious disease prevented  if every family did as the writer of  this letter suggests.  He has found out from experience  with- many medicines tlrat there is  nothing so good as Dr. A. W. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills as a family medicine for biliousness- and constipation.  Mr. G. W. Parish, Sturgeon Bay,  Ont., writes: "In the year 1867 I was  very bad with my kidneys. I could  not work on account of my back being  lame, sore and painful all tho time.  Though I carefully followed tho directions of our .family doctor he was  unable to do me much good. At this  time Dr. Chase was becoming known  as an especially successful physician  and on the advice of my uncle, Charles  Williams, I went to Dr. Chase at Ann  Arbor, Michigan, and he gave me a  box of his pills for  kidney disease.  "You can scarcely imagine how  much good they did ine. They helped  mo so much that I went back to the  doctor and bought a dozen boxes.  Wo always keep them in the house as  a family medicine, and I would not  think of using any other."  You should not be misled by the  various attempts of imitators, as the  portrait and signature of A. \V. Chase,  M.D., the famous Receipt Book author, arc on every box of Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills. One pill a dose;  25 cents a.box, at all dealers, or Ed-  manson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  A BARGAIN SALE.'  CARE OF THE EYES.  Anatomical.  Towers.'  Thc patient architect had just succeeded in getting Mrs. Drippingold to  decide between the charms of renaissance, classic and Queen Anne for the  plans of her magnificent new country  house.  "The only details I ain't goiu' to  leave to your discretion," said the  wealthy lady, "is the matter of towers. I .w.-uit plenty of towers that  folks can see for a long way off when  they're ridin' by."  "But what kind of towers do you  want?" inquired the unfortunate architect��������� "Norman, Gothic"���������  Sirs. Drippingold closed the English  novel of high life on which her soul  had been, feeding.  "Why, ancestral towers, of course."���������  Puck.  wou   your  "You   confess   that   I've  heart?"  "Yes."  "And your hand?"    -  "Not yet."  "What more?"  "You'll have to win father's ear."���������  Cleveland Leader.  A Limit to It. '  "Economizing, are they? You surprise me! I understood the? were simply rolling in wealth."  "Well, that may be true, but I believe they have to be careful not to  roll  too far."���������Catholic  Standard  "Claudius Clear."  So Dr. Rob������rt<-on Nicoll, whose life  of  his  friend,  "Tan   Maclaren,"  was  recently  published,  is  known to the  thousands    who    road    The    British  Weekly, the paper which he founded  nnd edits, and in which "Tho Correspondence   of   Claudius   Clear"   has  been n prominent feature for the prist  twenty  years.    Tn   his   Life  of  "I,-,n  Maclaren" Dr. Nicoll tells an interost-  >;!!.' storv of the  way  in  which  that  famous   book,    "Beside    the    Bonnie  Brier   Bush,"   came   to   be   written.  During a visit from Maclaren, Dr. Nicoll was so much struck with his racy  stories and character sketches that he  .suggested that the toller should make  some articles out of them.   The idea  was  at  first  unwelcome,   but.  at last  Maclaren promised to try.   The first  sketch   he  sent  wps  cWer  but disappointing,   and   Dr.   Nicoll   returned  it.    A second  wns also more or less  unsatisfactory.   Then he sent the first  four chapters of what is now known  as "Beside tho  Bonnie  Brier Bush,"  and Dr. Nicoll knew, on rending them,  thut his popularity was assured.  Friendly Advice.  A very matter of fact Scotchwoman  called to see a neighbor, an elderly  woman, who had been ailing for some  time.  "And how do you find yourself today. Janet?" was the greeting.  "Ah, Slartha, I'm very bad. This  cold, damp weather '11 be the end of  me. I'll be a dead woman before very  long.".  "Hoots, toots, woman! You've been  saying that any time these last twenty  years. I've uo patience with you. I'll  tell you what it is. You want firmness of mind. Fix a day for your dying���������and stick to it."  Had Poor Sight.  New Boy (rather inquisitive)���������What  did the other lad leave for, sir?  Slaster��������� For having defective eyesight at times, my boy.  New Boy���������Why, sir, I havo seen him  since. Apparently, then, his eyesight-  was all right. It seems rather curious,  sir.  Slaster���������Well, ray boy, at various  times when taking money from customers he could uot see the till.���������London Answers.  Time to Stop.  Sirs. Benharn���������Henry, I am more  than glad that you don't drink now,  but how did you come to leave off?  Benharn���������You remember the last time  your mother was here? Sirs. Benham  ���������Yes. Benham���������Well, one night whllo  she was here 1 came home In pretty  bad shape and saw three of her. That  settled it.  An Easy Task,  "Johnny, I will give you a quarter if  you can get me a lock of your sister's  hair."  "Gimme -I bits, an' I'll git you do  whole bunch. I know where she hangs  It nights,"  It Is Bad to Read on a Railroad Train  When In Motion.  Never rub the eyes, for this practice  causes inflammation of thu lids, and,  however beautiful tho expression,' If  the eyes are red or without lashes they  lose their charm.  When a foreign substance gets Into  the eye do not irritate it by trying to  force it out. Keep the eye closed for  a few moments or until the object is  removed by the tears which will flow.  If, however, it is impossible to remove  the substance yourself, have some one  who will perform the operation carefully remove it for you.  If the wind has reddened the eyelids,  wash them in slightly salted warm water, using, common salt  However strong the eyes may be.  give them a little rest after a few  hours' continuous use. Never force  them to gaze at minute objects when  they are weak. Nt-ither wj;Ite, read  nor sew when tlie light Is dim. During all continuous work close the eyes  from time to time, at intervals.  Cftcat care should be taken that the  light should full from the side, uot full  in the face. When working it should  be allowed to fall upon the left side.    '  It Is bad to read on a railway train,  In a carriage, while walking, while  lying down or while physically tired.  Beds should not be so placed that  the eyes receive the full rays of sunlight on awakening. The light should  fall from the side.  A very good wash that will strength*,  en the sight, and restore Its powers is  made of one pint of soft water, a pinch  of common salt and a spoonful of  brandy.  A Deadener of Pain.  Iodine Is an excellent deadener of  pain. In cases of toothache, painting  the gum, taking care not-to swallow  any of it, because it is poison, will  frequently relieve pain. It will ease  the ache of rheumatism if applied to  the sore joint ancl Is recommended for  use on a painful corn.  Menthol cologue Is one of the best  simple applications for a headache.  The combination of burning sensation  Her Laugh.  A story is told of a woman living  in a lonely part of the Far West,  whose husband had one day been  away from home much longer than  usual. She waited patiently, however, when to her surprise and alarm  a band of ruffians rode up and dismounted a little distance from the  hut. Approaching her, the loader of  the  party exclaimed,   apologetically:  "We've come to tell yer, ma'am,  that we've lynched yer husband. We  admit we've hung the wrong man, so  you've got the laugh on us there."���������  Tit-Bits.     _  The   Stocks   Attracted   Hor,  and   She  Bought Them While Cheap.  ��������� "I have done more or less speculating all my life," said,Jones, "but I  have made up mys mind'now to give it  up. Que speculator In the, family is  enough," and my wife seems to have a  system that Is a -sure winner. Some  time ago tbe general .situation, looked  bearish to me. I hesitated 9* few days,  but the more I thought it - over tho  more I became convinced that the  marL'vt was in for a big slump. Conditions were right, the trade was nervous, corn Injured, the big steel trust  was facing a strike, and I thought 1  saw certain sigus that Indicated that  several of the big"p������ols were getting  tired of the load that they were.carrying and were preparing to stand from  under. -  "Well,' I put out a pretty stiff short  .line for me, and theu the market, as If  only wailing, for me to pet In, com  meneed booming, The result was thalN  I'got badly pinched before I could let  go. "Misery loves company, as the old  saying goes. Besides, 1 had to account to my wife for the glum ' face  that I was wearing, so I made a clean  breast of tho whole inatter.  " 'Mercy.!'  sho  cried.    'I   don't  set-  how, you lost.    Why, I made -several  hundred dollars!'  "'Yon did!' I almost yelled.    '     -  " 'Why, yes,' she answered Innocent  ly.    'You  said   one   morning  at   thf  breakfast table that stocks looked like  a big sale, and you know I dearly love  a bargain sale, so I bought some X. Y  Z. stock with the pin money that I had  saved.'  '" 'I remember making the remark,'  I said grimly, 'but I am not aware  that I ever mentioned X. Y. Z. as being particularly desirable.'  " 'Of course you didn't,' she answered. 'I looked over all the stock that  they had for sale and found I could  buy X. Y. Z. for 49 cents, so I took  that. You'll let me know when they  have another bargain sale, won't you,  deary?'  "Now, in the face of that, how' can a  man sit calmly down arid reason out  tvhich way the stock market Is go  Ing?"���������Detroit Free Press.  Minard's   Liniment   cures_ Distemper.  A Back Bay woman expressed herself very forcibly oh the negligence  of her friends >n sending her letters  of condolence on the death of her  lapdog. She was walking along Commonwealth avenue with a younger  woman and her voice was of a high  pitch. "I am glad to say, my dear,  that you had the good sense and  breeding to write to me. Some of  my friends, I regret to say, did not  do so, and I was quite cool to them  at the luncheon the other day."���������The  Boston Record.  BOER WAR "INCIDENTS."  Lord  to  Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds."  Arthur, the s-x-year-old son \A  President Hadley, was recently discovered in full possession of the bathtub, engaged in sailing boats. Removed only by force, he left the house  and, meeting a lady acquaintance,  vo'unteered the information:  "The President of Yale College  won't take his bath  this morning.'.'  "Why not?" asked the amused lady.  "Because," answered Arthur, "I've  got the plug to the bath-tub in my  pocket."���������Success Magazine.  Warts are disfigurements that disappear when treated with Holloway's  Corn Cure.  forests had been drawn upon to lighten the tax bill, the golden goose was  very near its finish, he declared, and  other resources must be drawn upon  to make good the deficiency.  He had read in the papers that the  fires, had  clone  no   damage   because  they had  only  run  over old  slash,  and coolness that it gives the skin is    This was where the Government had  DR.>ERN0W'S WARNING.  Ontario   Cannot  Afford   to   Disregard  Her Timber Wealth.  "Some morning you may wake up  and find your tax list has changed  its aspect," was the warning Prof.  Fernow gave, speaking of the timber  resources of Ontario at the Toronto I 0"fSport, to'Take" an Intelligent inter-  Canadian Club a short time ago.   The I esl 'in  travel  and������adventure,  to fol-  Roberts Attributes Them  Faulty Shooting.  Lord Roberts opened a miniature  rifle range which has been established  in connection with the Connaught  Club, M;-.rblb Arch.- During the afternoon a telegram was received ��������� from  tho Prince of Wales'expressing sympathy with the club, says The London  Express.  Lady .Eileen Roberts, who accompanied her father, fired the first shot,  getting a bull's-eye.  Lord Roberts, in explaining the  crreat interest he took in the matter  of rifle shooting, said that long,ago  in Afghanistan, when rifles were somewhat new in the hands of the men.  and still "more recently'in South Africa, he- thought how valuable il  would be if the men could use their  rifles more skilfully than they did.  "There is no doubt," he added  "thut some of the unfortunate incidents of v the. late war were due in  great measure to the want of skill in  shooting on the part of our men, who  never U3ed a rifle until they entered  tlie army or the volunteers."  Lord Roberts insisted that every  ,-ibie-bodied man should require, not  only a knowledse of rifle shooting,  but also the rudiments of soldiering,  so that each could havo the great  pleasure of knowing that if his country was in danger he could have the  honor of boing able to help.  The Need of a Hobby.  Ifn its biography of Mr. Bosvorth  Smith, for years a master at Harrow,  who died a day or two ago, The London Times quotes the words' of a colleague, who writes that Bosworth  Smith's first question to each one who  entered his house was "What i3 youT  hobby?" "His object has been to develop" boys' tastes in every healthy  direction ...whatever, and to bring to  the surface all that was best in the  innate character of his pupils. How  many have learned, under this inspiring encouragement, to love wild nature, to appreciate the skill and endurance which form the best element  v< MR. EMILE MAR01S.  MR. EMILE MAROTS, 1879 Ontario  street, "Montreal, Canada,. writes:   -  - "After taking nine bottles of Peruna  I find that I am. cured.  "J. still take it occasionally. For  mo it is the best medicine in" the  world.   ' ���������   ���������    j, ���������  "I have recommended it to'a' number of persons." -   -  Mr. J.  C. Hervus Pelletier,  Dept, .,  de    l'Agriculture,    Ottawa,    Ontario;-  writes:     ���������   ;;  "The Peruna is particularly efficacious in the cure of catarrhal affec-  tions-of the lungs and bronchial tubes.  ,"Six bottles cured me this winter of  bronchitis. -I am completely restored  ancl I owe thanks to the Peruna.  "I have recommended this remedy  to a large number of my friends afflicted   with% tho   same   trouble,   and '  they have verified my good  opinion* ���������  of this valuable remedy."  From a Philosopher's Note Book. \  A successful manicure never hits  the nail on the head.  Forgetfulness of yesterday and anticipations of to-morrow make .troublesome to-days.  The man'who"borrows trouble has  at least tlie solace of knowing that  no one will ever dun him to pay it  back. -  Possibly the chap who growls about  the washday dinner would have found  it more pleasing to his taste ii he had  done the washing.���������Success Mugazine.'.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my   coughs   and   colds."  Knicker���������Is Jones busy?  Booker���������Tolerably;, he   has   picked  the  Cabinet  and  New  York  Senator  ancl is putting in his spare time'.on^a  new Chancellor lo' the Kaiser.���������New  _���������  York Sun.   .  It is a Liver Pill.���������Many of the ailments that man has to contend with  have their origin in a disordered liver,  wliich is a delicate organ, peculiarly -  susceptible to the disturbances that-  "come from irregular habits or lack  of care 'n eating and drinking. This  accounts for the great many liver regulators now pressed on the attention of sufferers. Oc these there is  none superior to Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Their operation, though  gentle, is effective, and the most delicate can use them.  Crawford���������Do you every try flattery  on your wife?  Crabshaw���������Yes, it always works  except when she wants a new gown  and I tell her she looks charming in  her old one.  very refreshing. A.n eye wash of bo-  raelc acid and camphor that is put up  by all druggists should be In every  traveling outfit, for the eyes suffer  prcat strain from light aud licit and  need special attention. A few drops  of this compound dropped on the eyeballs after a journey or at night will  havo a most soothing effect and may  even prevent a headache.  The Outcome.  The Doctor���������Now- that you are going  to school, Johnny, perhaps yon can tell  me what happens when an Irresistible  force strikes an Immovable object."  "People send for you. doctor."���������Life.  ZiMliio.  "Booiioo! Ter think my own mother  d go an' play nic; such a low down  measly trick I"  "Whnt she done. Arabella?"  As money increases the love of It Increases.���������German Proverb,  Soap Economy.  Bits of roup should never be Dung  away, but placed In a glass or china  Jar until a number have been nt-eumu-  lated. They should then be dissolved In  boiling water Into soap Jelly, which  mny be used for various purposes.  That made from the Jar reserved for  toilet soaps may be used for the bath,  and that from kitchen mid lauudry  soaps may he used for laundry purposes. Cai*a should be taken to see that  every bit of snap added to the Jar Is  clean. It Is by no means an uncommon thing to see soap looking anything  but attractively clean.  "Made me take care of de kids while  the chased off to a mothers' meeUn'l"  gospel   hymns   to   himself   and   nto' -St, Louis PoHt-hlsjinteli.  V  . ^������i'|v^-"i'V  He.* Catch.  He told about 1 he fish he caught  On his vacation trip,  Antl how he use-I with rod ami line  The mountain strenma to whip,  And  how  he bttxIks-d from pool to pool  An old and wm-y trout,  And, whore nil orher anglers failed,  Had'pulled tho rascal out.  But while he tulkud n maid demur*  Was cllnglnp to tils arm.  Ilcr shyly drooplut; iiihIiph dark  Knhfinced her modest charm.  She did not boast about her catch���������  "fla not a woman's plan���������  But while ho angled for tho fifth  Sho hooked thc fisherman.  ���������New Vork-f'roni.  '"���������v.  failed to realize their-responsibility.  The forest fires were destroying the  young growth and preventing the recuperation of the lands for future  wood cuts. It was a disgrace that in  spite of the large expenditure for this  purpose they could not cope with the  evil. There was either carelessness  or deplorable mismanagement. There  was a lack of moral ��������� evident also  among those who contiibuted to such  waste.  Tho Ontario Government was proud  to be able to say that in the limits  there were ten to twelve billion feet  of white pine. But this was only four  years' supply of the United States'  consumption.  In the timber area of British Columbia, he estimated 30,000,000,000  feet, but as the United States consumption was 40,000,000,000 a year  this only represented ten years' consumption,  Ho was glad to sec the Ontario Government h<-d begun in n small way to  encourage the reforesting of waste  farm lands.  "There is more poor forest growth  in Canada than you have any idea of  ���������tree-weeds in profusion." he said,  speaking of the intractability .of the  Laurential rocks which decayed but  alowly, and gave no soil for tree  growth.  'Hemlock is the skim milk of the  woods," was another remark. Balsam  was a much bMter pulp wood than  spruce, but it did not float so well  and could not be got out without  railway development.  Natural philosophy must come to  the aid of the student in interpreting  thc reports of explorers on thc timber resources observed. Reports only  existed wh-vn someone had gone in n  ennoo. Nothing was known of the  country behind the railway route, and  the question arose whether he won  an ontlmlst or a pessimist.  Fifty per cent, of the timber lands  was   burned  area,  burned  over  und  again,   Tho rest was not commercial-1  ly available In tho ne***������h, tho rivers I  flowing in tho wrong diroctlon. f  low the great questions of the duy,  'social, political, and ecclesiastical?"  Profit-Sharing For Gasworkers.  The directors of the Tottenham and  Edmonton Gas Co. in England have  decided to introduce a system of profit-sharing for, their employes, to  -whom the scheme was explained at a  meeting of 500 or 600 "of the officers  and workmen- some time ago. The  bonus will vary with the price of  gas, and at the present rate will  amount to $22 to ?500-earned per annum.  Minard's' Liniment Cures  Cows.  Garget  in  Impatient American (after an hours   ,  pause)���������Say, guard, what in thundjr ,va  are you waiting for?   What time do  we pull out, anyway?  Guard (who has survived two generations  of  hustlers)���������That    all    de  pends, sir.  American���������Depends on what?  Guard   (judicfaily)���������Ah,    sir;    tliat  again depends.���������Punch.  Pelted With Pence.  Here is an amusing anecdote regarding Lord 'Crewe. On one occasion, at a charitable entertainment,  he loaned against a corridor wall nnd  went fast asleep with his hat in his  hand. Some young fellows started  dropping half-crowns and coppers into the hat from a balcony above, until the chink of the coins woke him  up, when he promptly pocketed all  the silver and pelted his impromptu  benefactors  with  the  pence.  people  Missed   Mis  Calling.  "Bliggins    enjoys    telling  something disagreeable."  "Yes.    He   would  make  an  ideal  weather prophet."  Thousands 0' mothers.can testify  to the virtue of Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator, because they, know from  experience  how useful  it is.  Lady Godiva explained.  ���������3 was a compromise,"   she   said.  Ihe original proposition was that f  should   appear  on   the  streot    in  a  direcloire gown."  From which Wd learn that they  drew the lino ;n those days.���������Chicago Tribune.  Knicker���������This is the day of the  specialist.  Booker���������Yes, soon wo shall havo  oculmts who will treat only one eye.  ���������Now York Sun.  Towne���������Nonsense' Who told you  Miss Pretty has a good disposition?  Browne���������Why, she's always smiling. Doesn't that show a good disposition ? "  Towne���������Not necessarily". Sometimes it merely shows good teeth and  dimples.���������Philadelphia  Press.  ;r������  ft I  l-v-'Y ������������������:���������;���������  ,   - /      ,,/���������<���������  \r\) - \  0*      l  '%.  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  1 . - .  -   - ���������' .- ,    , .......        '.-... i    ������������������. ,:r   .     .,-Wj  p  f-  /  PT FOR MONEY  SAYS MR. QUIRK  WOULD HE BE WITHOUT DODD'S  KIDNEY PILLS.   '   .'  They Cured  His Lumbago of Twenty  .   Years'  Standing,'  .and   Made   Him  ���������    Feel   Twenty   Years "Younger.-  Fortune1 Harbor,   Nfld.   (Special).-*'  ���������--Sixty years.of age,"'but haie and  hearty. and with all-the vigor of a-  'young man,. Mr. Richard Quirk, well  known and highly respected ' here,,  "gives all the credit for his good health  to Dodd's Kidney Pills.  "I' suffered for over twenty. ..years  from Lumbago'and Kidney,Disease,".  Mr. Quirk says, "and after consulting doctors  aud  taking their    mecli-  , cines, made up my mind I 'was in--  curable. _' I was unable to work when  ��������� I .was persuaded to buy. a 'box of  Dodd's Kidney Pills. To my great and  happy surprise I had not taken half  a ,box when I, experienced great-relief. Sevenv boxes cured me. That  was in 1900 and I ani still cured. I  would "not be without Dodd's Kidney  Pills for any money. I am twenty  years younger than    before    I    took  "them.",  , D,odd's Kidney -Pills cure the Kidneys. Healthy Kidneys strain all the  impurities out of the blood. That's  why they cure Rheumatism; Sciatica,  nnd other diseases caused by the  presence of uric acid in the blood/  BEETHOVEN.  Both Away from Temptation.  A story is told 'of a west country  bishop who rebuked the sporting parson for his hunting proclivities.' -"1  hear you go fox hunting a good deal, '  he. observed one day. "You ought  not to do this; there is plenty of work  to be accomplished- in the parish.-'  "But," protested. the vicar, "fox  hunting ?s merely healthy exercise;  besides I hear you were at a ball the  other night."  "In a sense that is-so," replied the  "bishop,  "but. truly speaking,  I  was  three or four rooms  away from,the  ball room."  The vicar-smile-l and then retorted  "I am always three or four fields be-  .hind  the  fox,  so  what's  the  difference?"���������Tit-Bits.  The Composer's Own Story of How He  Became Deaf.  Charles Neate, on a visit to Vienna,  was- either ..commissioned by certain  Enjrisli authorities to,Induce Beethoven  to visit*England or .was persuading  him to do so on his own account, and  as nn~ allurement he spoke of the superiority of the English aurists in their  treatment of ear disease and held "out  hopes that weye Beethoven to consult  them'he might at least Und some sort  !.oi relief. Beethoven" shook his head.  "No," he said, "I havo consulted all  kinds of doctors and "followed their  prescriptions. I shall never be cured.  I will tell you how the thing happened.  "I was writing an .opera. - I had to  deal with a very tiresome and "capricious tenor.' I had already written two  -great arias to the same words, neither  of which, pleased him, and also a third,  which he did not care for the first time  he tried It, "although he took- It away  with him. I was thanking heaven I  had done with him and had begun to  settle myself to something else which  I had laid aside. I had hardly worked  at it half.au hour before I heard a  knock at tbe door, .which. I'recognized  as that of-my tenor.  "I sprang up from my table in such  a rage that as tho man came-Into tho  room 1 (lung myself upon the floor, as  they do on the stage" (here he threw  up his arms and gesticulated in illustration^, "but I fell upon my hands  When I got up I found I was deaf,  and from that moment I have remained so. The doctor said I lujurcd the  uei-ve."���������Diebl's "Life of Beethoven."  1  GRAFT IN  RUSSIA.  $100  REWARD, $100.  The readers of, this paper will be  pleased to learn that there is at least  one dreaded, disease that science has  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 of  the disease, and giving the patient  "strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing-its-  work. The proprietors have-so' much  faith-.in its curative-powers'that they  offer One' Hundred Dollars for any  case that it fails to cure: Send for  list of testimonials. .  -  Address:        F. J. CHENEY & Co., ,  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  "    Toledo, O.  Instructor���������llr. Smith, kindly name  the bones of the-skull.  . Student Smith���������Well, sir, I've got  them all in my-head, but I can't think  of their names 'just now.��������� The Bohemian.  Removing the'Difficulties In an Army  Officer's Transfer.  A young Russian officer wished to be  transferred to another regiment and  took his request In person to one of  thc lights of the Russian general staff.  That powerful - oflicer shook his-head  aud declared the matter very difficult  to arrange���������almost impossible.    Then  ' his glance fell suddenly upon the shoes  of the Heuteuant. To the amazement  of his visitor, the-senior officer said  that tlie lieutenant's shoes were not  nearly good enough for an officer aud  that ho would strongly advise him to  buy new shoes of a shoemaker whose  address he gave. Then, telling his visitor to return in eight days, he dismissed  him.    The  latter .-was clever  ��������� enough to realize that ho could not return without the new shoes, so he hurried to the shoemaker. On" hearing  who had Sent hiui the shoemaker said  that the lieutenant could have the  shoes in five days for the sum of $250.  Much astonished, the officer went to a  comrade for advice. He was toldI to-  pay half of this sum at once aqd/the  '"rest* wjie.n hls_ .s!if)S2--?;������re--finished.  This the officer"did, and, wearing hi3  new boots, he duly kept his" appointment with the general staff officer and  learned to his joy that all the "grave  difficulties" in the way of his transfer  had been successfully removed.  "After taking three  bottles of your wonderful  medicine, our baby was  entirely well and needed  no more medicine. At sixteen months. of age she  weighed thirty pounds.  She had cried eight months,  night and day, and nothing  did her good until we tried,  ScotfsEmutsion."-MRS.  E. C. SMITH, Villa Rica;  Ga.  probably saved this'child's  life. Four doctors hadvbeen  tried. Scott's Emulsion  seemed to be just the thing  needed,' and it is just the  thing needed by thousands  of other children.- It's so  easily digested, so pure and  harmless, yet most powerful  in building up the most delicate child or adult. But be  sure to get Scott's Emulsion.  there are so many worthless  and harmful imitations.  ALL DRUGGISTS  A fall copy of Mrs. Smith's leitor ani  many others ot a similar nature, togother  with somo of our raluablo lltorature regarding chlldron, will be sent noon re-  celpt of jour address, monuomng: this  paper.  SCOTT & BOWNE  126 Wellington St., W. Toronto  THE KING'S MESSENGER  HIS  IS A POSITION  DEMANDING  '     RESOURCE AND TACT.  5 D0CT0RSJ2AVE HER UP!  Ulcers and Sores Defied all Treatment  STUPID  SHEEP.  A Cure for Fever and Ague.���������Dis-  tui banco of the stomach and liver  always precede attacks of 'ever and  ague, showing derangement of the digestive organs and deterioration in  the quality of the blood. In these ailments Parmelee's Vegetable Pills have  been found most effective, abating  the fever and subduing the ague in a  few days. There are many who are  subject to these distressing disturbances and to these there is no better  preparation procurable as a means of  relief.  "Somehow," said one detective,  "this man has found an out-of-the-  way place where he,is sure to be unnoticed  by  the  world."  "In that case,' replied the other,  "suppose we look over the lists of  campaign reception committees and  candidates for the Electoral College."  ���������Washington Star.  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  Remarkable Railway Garden.  Between Bedford and Luton, on tho  ^embankments   of  the   Midland   Rail-  ' way, in England, a piece of effective  landscape gardening without parallel  may be seen. On each side of the railway line ut short intervals hawthorn  bushes have been planted, ard skill-  9?y ful hands hnve pruned these bushes  '-"/ into a   variety   of   shapes, grotesque  and symmetrical; peacocks, roosters,  tables, chairs, bowers, plumes, and  "ther striking models are clearly depicted. The effect is quite remarkable. In the season the tail of a  ������ rooster was a mass of white bloom,  and in another the nodding plumes  In a lady's hat 'were in full flower  - As these ornamental trees occur at  every few yards' distance for about  twenty miles, some idea of their number rriav be estimated. It seems re<  markab'lo that, although thousands of  passengers pass through this unique  panorama daily, public attention has  icldora been directed to it  ''     .His Hobby.  Oue man with an odd hobby isn't a  person who gets much mail, and what  he has or expects to have he can keep  in miud very easily. Frobably he  uever had a letter which went astray.  Yet every time he sees in the newspapers the list of advertised mail sent  out from time to time by the general  postoffice in New York he turns at  once to the initial letter under which  his name comes and runs carefully  through the list. Ho never yet has  found any letter that might be supposed to be for him aud, furthermore,  hasn't found any that might be for any  of his relatives.  He takes an odd pleasure In doing It,  however, something with that eagerness which Impels a man to grub  through a packet of old letters in  hopes that he may come upon some  rare variety of stamp. Really, If ever  he found his name in the list It probably would kill ��������� his enjoyment of tho  hunt  forever   thereafter.  They Are About the Most Senseless of  All Animals.  A Colorado ranch man" declares that  no animal that walks Is as big a fool  as a sheep.  "We have to watch them every minute, and if vigilance is relaxed for an  instant the entire flock is likely to  practically commit suicide. In handling most animals some degree of self  help or Intelligence can be rolled on to  aid the owner in saving their lives, but  sheep seem to set deliberately to work  to kill themselves.  Precious Contents of His Bag Have  Often'' Been Sought by Covetous  Thieves.Both Private and Political  ���������Valuables Not,Alone Carried In  the" Mysterious' Satchel ��������� Official  ' Documents Are Discreetly Handled.  The King of England's"-Messenger  has -been a busy person .during the  last few- days. This' functionary is  no longer of the'same paramount importance for the conduct of official  correspondence as formerly. He has  been superseded in" great degree by���������  the postman."        . s-  The- Foreign Service Messenger���������  when posts were few, and trains were  crowded, and traveling was slow���������was  a person ofv great consequence, and  was treated with - the utmost deference. Tho deck cabin on board the  steamer-and a coupe in the railway  train were always placed at his disposal; and 'in this respect he was'  able to exercise,,gratuitous hospitality towards a friend or traveling acquaintance. ,   ,  Many were thc stories of how foreign spies and divers designing persons laid traps to get into conversation with the trusted official in order  to obtain access to tho precious contents. The "bag" was always regarded as a sacred charge, which must  not for a moment be lost'sight of;  and it behoved its custodian to sleep  even in the sanctuary of his coupe  with one eye open lest some nocturnal intruder should break in upon him  with evil intent.  Yet it must bo admitted that the  contents of the bag were not always  rigidly restricted to state papers ancl  official despatches. The. messenger  was a very convenient, vehicle for  the conveyance of bulky correspondence and divers parcels to and from  illustrious personages or any of the  personnel of the embassy. Indeed, so  recognized was the institution that  privileged persons would take elaborate trouble to send .their missives to  the Foreign Office to b������ favored by  the "Queen's Messenger" long after  tlie improvement in thc ordinary postal arrangements rendered the postman quite as expeditious and economical an agent.  There was a story that a gentleman  on board the steamer one day observed that the messenger was not guarding his charge with the extreme vigilance which tradition proscribed, and  on suggesting that there was some  risk of the bag b-Mne tampered with,  received the light-hearted Teply:  "Well, the ,thief would only get the  ambassador's old boot?, which I am  taking home to be mended."  The travel from London- to St. Petersburg  and  bar-k  within  a week in  ' "ircangfaf in-a-fits��������� 6n the P^!??^'?.^^^^"-is ? t33? of a S0U"1  ������,������������������  ���������.m  .i...������ i,���������*���������-��������� rr,*x-"^"i'"���������^.1 I /.r.nat.it���������t,*nJ ���������Vr;r',\L being  possessed  Anticipated Cause For Sorrow.  Ina came In from the country on her  fifth birthday to visit her cousiu May.  At night they were put to bed early.  An hour ��������� passed, when heartbreaking  sobs were heard from the children's  bedroom.  "What is the matter, children?" asked May's mother, entering the dark  room.  "From under the bedclothes Ina sobbed out. "May won't give me any of  her peanuts."  "But May has no peanuts," replied  ber aunt.  "I know that," sobbed Ina, "but she  said if she" did havo peanuts she  wouldn't give me any."���������Delineator.  they will drift before th'S"'wlnd and  die of cold and exposure rather than  move a hundred yards to -windward to  obtain shelter In their corral. To drive  sheep against the wind, is absolutely  Impossible. I once lost over 1,000 head  because I could not drive them to a  corral not 200 feet away.  "In the corral they are still more  foolish. If a storm comes up they all  move 'down wind' until stopped by the  fence. Then commences tbe proceeding so much dreaded by sheepmen  known as 'piling.' The sheep will  climb over each other's backs until  they aro heaped up ten feet high. Of  course all those at the bottom are  smothered. Not one has sense enough  to seek shelter under the lee of the  fence, as a horse or dog would do.  "Again, if a sheep gets Into a quicksand Its fate teaches nothing to those  that come immediately after, but the  whole flock will follow its leader to  destruction. No more exasporutlugly  stupid animal than a sheep walks."  Al-  ���������-ont  '1-7 I  A  CHINESE STORY.  Sufficiently Occupied.  ' A story is told of a colonel In General Lee's division In the late civil war  who sometimes Indulged In more applejack than was good for him. Passing  lilni one evening leaning against a tree,  the general said:  "Good evening, colonel. Come over  to my tent for a moment, please."  '.'S-s-cnse me. g-g-cn'ral. s-s-cuse  me," replied the colonel. '"It's 'bout al)  I can do to stay where I am."  Ask your doctor about these  throat coughs.   He will tell [  you how deceptive they are.  A tickling Jn the throat often I  means serious trouble ahead.!  Better explain your case carefully to your doctor, and ask I  him about your taking Ayer's |  Cherry Pectoral.  f  W* publish our formal**  Wo banish ������loohol I  from our madlglnoi  Wo uri* you to I  oonsultjrour  dootor  Who makes the best liver pills? The  J. C. Ayer Company, of Lowell, Mass.  They'Uave been makingfAyer's Pills for  over sixty years. If you have the slightest doubt about using these pills, ask  /our doctor.  Do at he says, always,  wKllt bv UM J, C, AjTW Co., Lowsll, Mai*  h'is Interest In His Health.  An  Alameda   man's  young  hopeful  was very 111, and Willie and the other  little boys In the surrounding" blocks  had been asked not to make any noise  when they played In tho streets, says  the San  Francisco Call. ' The neighbor's doorbell rang one day, and she  opened'It to find Willie standing,bash������  fully on her front steps.   "How is ho  today?" he Inquired In a shy whisper.  "Ho Is better,  thank you, dear, and  i what a thoughtful child you  are to  come and ask."   Willie stood a moment  on ono foot and then shifted to tho  other and then, the eulogy giving him  fvesh courago, ho ' burst forth again,  "I'm orful sorry Jimmy's sick."   Tho  mother -was profoundly touched by tlio  apparent   tenderness   of   tho   child's  heart.    Sho, could   find   no' furthejr  words to say, but simply kissed him.  Made still bolder by the caress, Willi������  began to back down tho stops, repeat-  lug at lutorwals  his sorrow for his  playmate's Illness.   At the bottom step  he United and looked up,   "If Jimmy  should die," ho asked, "kin. I havo his  drum?"  The   Noted   Liar   Who   Had   a   Fairly  Competent Spouse.  A noted liar once told a friend that  he had at home three precious things���������  a bullock which could run 500 miles a  day, a fowl which crowed at the beginning of each watcli^day and night, and  a dog that could read books. The friend  lntimaied that he would lose no time in  seeing these marvels with his own  eyes.. The man did not expect this, as  his house was somewhat distant, so he  went home and told his wife that he  had got caught at last and that tomorrow the man would arrive and he  would be disgraced.  "Never mind," said tbe spouse.  "Leave that to me. It^will be all right,  only you must keep out of sight."  Next morning the visitor arrived and,  being met by the mistress, asked where  her husband was.  "He has gone to Pekln." she replied.  "When will he be back?"  "In eight or nine dnys."  "Why. how can he be so quick?"  "He has gone off on our fast bullock  and so can do It easily."  "I hear you have also a wonderful  fowl," said the visitor. And, behold, as  ho was speaking n small cock crew.  "That's It." said the wife. "He crows  at the beginning of each watch and  also when a visitor arrives."  "I would also like to see tho learned  dog," he said.  "Ah," said she, "I am sorry; but, you  see, we are very poor, nnd so he keeps  a school In the city."���������Scaap Book.  constitution and olr-s,-. , .  of an enviable nervous-i.^'s, -m  though the Toster is carefully-iw .  and every effort made to accord an  interval between two long.journeys,  it by no means rarely happens that  the exigencies of the service necessitate a messenger who has only iust  returned from one remote capital of  Europe starting off on another errand  at an hour's notice and with barely-  time to remove his travel stains.  And although the .post has proved  itself a very trustworthy and brisk  agent for correspondence, and although stringent orders are in force  as to unauthorized parcels, and letters being whollv excluded from the  official bag, the King's Messenger does  remain an indi-=r><msabie adjunct to  the conduct of Foreign Office business. Diplomacy is irot, or, at anv  rate, no longer is. the secret art which  some hold it to be, but there are  occasions when it is of imperative  importance that no fqreign or unfriendly eye should lieht on official  documents bp-vring, perhaps, on matters not yet in shape, and when it is  of groat consequence that the hand  which receives a despatch from the  Cabinet Minister in Downing Street  should deliver it to the King's representative abroad or to the King himself when staying on foreirm soil. The  occasions which urgently demand this  direct and unimpeachable' method of  communications are, if much less frequent than formerly, by no means less  weighty.  "Salisbury's Manners."  Long before he succeeded to his  present title two years ago, the Duke  of Rutland made a name for himself  as Mr. Henry Manners. Lord Salisbury, one of the shrewdest judges of  men, chose him as his private secretary, which recalls the duke's onetime nickname of "Salisbury's Manners," for no man ever possessed a  more urbane and tactful disposition.  The duke is a great lover of sport,  and has written largely on the gentle  art of killing things. The announcement that the duke and duchess are  making many improvements and alterations at Belvoir Castle recalls tho  fact that at this famous old English  mansion is to be seen an extraordinary silver punch-bowl, weighing 1C0  pounds, and having a capacity for  fifty-two gallons. It is at Belvoir that  the old,r custom is still continued  whereby'the castle watchman goes  round thc terraces at'night .and. coll.*1  the hours, adding "All's well." This  cuf.tom has b������en observed at the castle for hundreds of years past.  Zam-Buk has Worked Complete Cure  Miraculous indeed is the cure which  Zam-Buk has worked in the case of  Mrs. Jane Beers, of L'Orignal (Ont.).'  "I began to suffer," she says, "from  ulcers and skin sores. These broke  out on my legs and different parts of  my body, and spread to an alarming  extent,, causing me great pain. They  defied all remedies I applied to try  and. heal them, and -remained suppurating open wounds.  One medical man after another gave  my case up,-until I had consulted five  different doctors, and they were all  baffled by my case. Then I went into  hospital and was there ��������� five months,  and came' away very little better.  The sores were ,so extensive 'and 1  was so weakened that I had to walk  with a stick and a crutch. This was  my condition when' first I began to  use Zam-Buk. I applied it to the sores  and in a few days I thought I saw  an improvement. I persevered with  the balm, and, to cut a long story  short, the wonderful balm did what  all the doctors had failed to do-  healed my ulcers. I have now put  away my stick and crutch, the ulcers  and sores are healed, and I take this  opportunity of strongly advising all  wlio suffer from sores, ulcers' or open  wounds to give Zam-Buk a proper  tral." '  It is by effecting such impressive  cures as this that Zam-Buk has established its- world-wide reputation.  In every country to which it has  been introduced it has become tho  leading family balm and embrocation. This surely is-proof of exceptional merit!  Purely herbal in nature it supplies  the housewife with a handy and effective cure for the hundred and one'  injuries,to which she or the children  or the husband are liable.  Zam-Buk is also a sure cure for  eczema, ringworm, scalp-sores, cold-  sores, chapped hands, sores due to  blood-poisoning, piles, cuts, burns,  bru'ses, and all skin injuries and diseases. All druggists and stores sell  at 50c. a box, or post *ree from Zam-  Buk Co., Toronto, for price. Beware  of cheap and harmful imitations  sometimes offered as "just as good."  STORIES Of THE BANK  STRANGE THINGS HAVE- BEFAL-  LEN TREASURE HOUSE.  Mufflii.g the War Drums.  Prim war once more now lifts Its horrid  front��������� ,  Same old near east���������  And thup demands a diplomatic stunt���������  , So much at least���������   "  To head It off with conferentlal curb-  Aye, nothing less���������  So with Its nolso it will not ho disturbing business.  Feminine Generosity Foiled.  Jack the Ciaut Killer donned his m������  visible coat.  "My wife can't find it to give away  when she is housecleaning," he explained.  Herewith other husbuudo were raov*  ed to envy.-      _:*  Minard's  L*u"\iment Cures  Diphtheria.  "My washerwoman/'llf-l Lapsling  was saying, "used to lose   "eVC-?,. so  Sudden Demand For Cash In Exchange For Notes Nearly Broke the  Bank 'of England Once, But Clever  Ruse Saved the Day���������"Old Patch*'-  the King of the Forgers Withstood  Arrest For a. Long Time. /  There is no institution that has  more romance attached to it than the  Bank of England. It has been nearly  ruined on several' occasions, it has  been beset with th'ieves ��������� one gang  robbed it of over $500,000 thirty years  ago���������forgery and frauds have been  practiced upon it by the most accomplished criminals in history, and yet  "safe as the Bank of England" is a  saying which, in spite of the institution's many ups and downs, is true  to the letter.  , One morning, just after the bank  opened, an angry and.excited crowd  thronged the street demanding cash  for notes. There was actually double  the money in notes in the hands 'of  that mob to what there was gold in  the bank, and the outlook was a bad  one.* Gold had to be got to pay off  every claimant, but that took time.  So the directors sent men with notes  into the crowd, whose claims they  attended to first, and paid each claim  in sixpences and shillings. Some men  walked away sacks of shillings over  their backs, but the time gained by  this - method of payment saved the  bank, and every claim was paid.  After this the bank decided to reassure its depositors by displaying in  the bank windows and near the cashiers' desks sacks overflowing with  sovereigns, but the public did not  know that the sacks'were full of coal  with only a layer of sovereigns on top.  The man who, gave the bank the  most trouble was one named Charles  Price, and he was given the nickname  of "Old Patch" because he often wore  a black .patch over his right eye for  no reason ,save as a disguise. He  was one of the finest engravers in  the world, beating even the bank engravers. He put forged notes intc  circulation with surprising skill, and  a battle royal began between him  and the bank. '  Had he not been a master of disguise, he would have been caught  long before he -was, but he manage:'  to swindle the bank out of more than  $300,000 before he slipped into the  hands of the law in a curious i*-an  ner. He used to dress in a long, blpck  cloak which generally covered thr-  lower part of his face, and, although  he employed more than a dozen  agents, none had ever seen him out  of his disguise.  It was one of these agents who  turned upon him. Realizing that the  man was making a fortune, he iay  in wait for him and slunk into th'p  corner of a doorway when the muffled figure drew near. Then leaping  upon him he tore away-his disguise  t*nd threatened to betray him to the  police unless he acceded to certain  preposterous terms. Price refused, so  his agent carried out his word, and  two months later the arch-criminal  was convicted and hanged.  Only one  man    has   succeeded   in  a bte knee llko this, bat yonr borso  xnay bave a bunch or braUo on his  Anklo,  Uock, Stifle, ,Kuoo or Throut.  will clenn them off without Invlne ths  )iorsoui>. No blister, no lialrgrmio.  (3.00 per bottle.do] Iv'd. Book 8 D free.  A ItsOKISlNU, .1II., for manklml, )1.  Bemovei   Painful   Swelll.ies.  Enlarged    Glands,  Goitre, Want, lirulsos, Varicose Veins, Varicosities, Old Sores.    Allays Falu.    Book freo.  W. F. Y0UNU, P.D.F., 137 Monmouth St.. Sprmofield, Mass.  LULIX, S0.\B A CO., Montreal, Canadian AtL-nts.  Also furnlthtd bg Martin Belt ������ Wynnl Co., Winnipeg,  Tht National Drug A Chemkal Co., Wlnnlptg and Calgaifo  sUsd Hindtrzsn sVoa. Co. Ltd* Vanoouw.  JENMANSHIP  nook-keeplnff, Shorthand, Typewriting,  Telegraphy,ami all  business subjects thoroughly taught Write  for particulars. Catalogues free. Address  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE,  oor. Portage Afe. aud fort St., WINNIPEG.  M.   E.   MACKEY,   Secretary.  THE  PRISON  BIRD.'  ������,;?ayi,n0ffin^,eetS aTd Pil,l0rs ca%fekin? into the bank, and this"hap-  but she doesn t now    I mark tRem all    *NvSl thirty years ago.     One  with   intelligible  ink."���������Chicago   Tribune  For Asthma and Catarrh.���������It is one  of the chief recommendations^ of Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil that it can be  used internally with as much success as *t can outwardly. Sufferers  from asthma and catarrh will find  that the Oil when used according to  directions -will give immediate relief.  Many sufferers from these ailments  have found relief in the Oil and have  sent testimonials.  "Here's a piece 'bout a rich man  what can't sleep *"n de night."  "Dat's lease, hid conscience hu'ts  him."  "My! Thank de Lawd I ain't no  rich man !"���������Atlanta Constitution.  ILLS OF CHILDHOOD,  HOW TO CURE THEM  In thousands of homes Baby's Own  Tablets is the only medicine used  when children are ailing, and the  mother who keeps this medicine on  hand may feel as safe as though there  was a doctor constantly in the home.  Baby's Own Tablets cure all stomach  and bowel troubles, break up colds,  expel worms, and make teething easy.  The mother has the guarantee of a  government analyst that this medic'ne  contains no opiate or poisonous soothing stuff. Mrs. H. H. Bonnyman,  Mattall, N. S., says:���������"I have used  Baby's Own Tablets for my little girl  while teething and for constipation,  and think there is no medicine can  equnl^therr." Sold by medicine dealers or by i ail at 25 cents a box from  Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockvilk, Ortt.  "Do you trust your husband implicitly?"  "What a question' Why, of course  I do���������to a certain extent."���������Cleveland Leader.  HOMEMADE  KNEECAPS.  Carnu Down a Russian.  , "Oh, mamma," exclaimed the pretty  girl, all aglow with excitement, "that  handsome young man is coming to call  on me again."  "You should be careful nnd And out  his station In life," cautioned the prudent mother.  "Has he any descent?"/  "Oh, yes, mamma; very rapid. He  Just fell out of au airship."���������Chicago  News. ;  Protections Hailed by Busy Mother*  With Much Delight. '���������  Schoolboys always wear out tueli  stockings at the knees, as every mother knows, and the Invention of the sc  called "kneecaps" was hailed by busj  women with delight. But somehow  they uever were very pretty nud add  ed nothing, to tho appearance of the  child.  Would it not bo n good idon to make  them from the cloth of the suits, and  then each pair could be  worn  with  j tho clothes  they  match?    Of course  j moro thau one pair, for each suit would  - bo necessary, but there are so many  pieces left over when tho pattern i?  cut from the material, pieces that seem  of no good except to use for patches.  Surely if the unsightly pads uicrolj  looked like a continuation of the diminutive, trousers the looks of the kiddle  would not bo Impaired.  To make them fit a piece of cloth tc  tho knee of the child, interline It wltli  chamois and bind all round with n blna  piece of tho material. To fasten thorn  In place sew two pieces of narrow elastic to each side and fasten them iu  each of tho knees with n patent glov������  fastener.   There will then be no but-  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  Knicker���������It is foolish for you to  want to travel in order to. rest from  travelling. >  Mrs. Knicker���������Well isn't that what  all the ex-candidatea are doing?���������New  York Sun.  I was cured of terrible lumbago by  MINAED'S LINIMENT.  REV. WM. BROWN.  I was cured of a bad case of earache  by MINAED'S LINIMENT.  ;���������'..���������'    MRS. S. KAULBACK.  I was cured of sensitive lungs by,  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  MRS. S. MASTERS  tons to continually need sewing on,'  and tho child will bo comfortable  "What do you think of Roosevelt's  plan for uplifting the farmers P" asked the casual-visitor.  The Kansas agriculturist obligingly stopped his automobile.  "Don't know anything abou*. it,'  ho' answered, "but if it's any moro  husky than present happenings in tho  cyclone belt we don't want it. My  neighbor, Bill Hawkins, was uplifted  from his 80 last spring and it like to  I have killed him."���������Philadelphia Led-,  ' ger.  Hav   the   dire{:!ors   Reived   a   letter  from   an   anonyJ^S���������   perSOn   Saylu?  that he  would mee>an^pers������n *hp  bank liked to apnoint in this* .-VfJ1  rooms  at midnight on  a date V-i^L'  but that the,, person keeping the ap"  pointment  must  not  be   armed.    At  first it was thought to be a hoax,' but  as   a  precaution   detectives  searched  the   bullion   vaults   thoroughly,   and  were   quite   satisfied   that   under   no  circumstances    could    a   man   enter  those   rooms;   but    they   waited   al'  through  the night, and beyond .hear  ing  a  peculiar scraping noise  which  they attributed to rats they heard and  saw nothing.    "     ��������� - - _  A. week later the bank . director?  were staggered at receiving a box in  which lay several securities from tho  bank vaults, and enclosed was -a not<*  saying that if the directors wouW  send a man to the vaults at midnight  on the same day the writer would  meet him there after having broken  in from  outside.  Accordingly three men  went down  into the vaults with lanterns at midnight   and , waited.    Presently   the*,  heard  a scraping noise,  and a lieht  appeared   at  one  end of  the  vaults  which vanished, however, on their approach.   Then a man's voice cominp  it seemed, from right .under their feet  told them to put out their own lanterns and he would appear.   They die1  so with some trepidation, and carry  ing a dark lantern a man came or  the scene.   He explained thft he wac  a sewer cleaner, and had discoverei-'  a disused drain which he found rai  right into the bank vaults.    He hue'  stolen nothing, so the bank gave hirr  a reward,   which,   it  was   whispered  ran into thousands, for his honesty.  The most successful thief the banl-  ever had to deal with was Bidwell.  an American, who arrived with hi?  gang in 1871. He distributed his-  agents all ov������r the country, buyinr  up genuine bills that coiled be mani  pulated, and then paid into the banl  a bona fide bill of Rothschild's fo*  $22,500, saying that he was going tr  start making Pullman cars in Enp  land. Following this he paid in forced bills to the value of over $510,000  and paid the amounts to himself un  der.thevname of Warren at the Continental Bank. This great fraud migrV  have pone on longer than it did har'  the delinquents not forgotten to ptr'  the dates on two of the bills, where  upon they were returned to Messrs  Rothschild for rectification. Then th;  fraud was discovered, and the thieve?  caught just as they were starting foi  the continent with their spoil.  When you enter the bank by any  door four pairs of eyes watch you  though you are unaware of this fact.  Situated close to the doors are hiding-  places in which are four guardians  of the bank.' You cannot see them,  but they can watch you with the aid  ot reflecting mirrors in which they  can see your entrance and exit, and  every movement from. the time you  enter the portals of wealth to thf  moment you leave them.  Tyrannical     and     Jealous     Feathered -  Beauty of Africa.      '  The peculiarity of the prison bird, a  feathered beauty of Africa, is that' he  is the most tyrannical and jealous  of husbands, imprisoning his mate  throughout her nesting time.- Livingstone watched the bird's habits while  in Monpour, and in his subsequent observations referred to the nest as a  prison and the female bird as a slave.  The nest is built in the hollow of a  tree through an opening-in the bark.  As soon as it Is completed the mother  bird enters carefully and fearfully and  settles down in it. Then papa walls up  the opening, leaving 'only just space  enough for air and food to pass  through. "He keeps faithful guard and  brings focd at regular intervals without fail. The female thrives under ber  enforced retirement. But if the prison  bird is killed or In any other way prevented _ from fulfilling,_bis duties-the  mother and her little ones must die of  starvation, for she cannot free herself  from bondage.  Normally the Imprisonment lasts until the chicks are "old enough to fly.  Then the male bird destroys the bar-  rieV n^in uis boak ami "berates his  family.' ^ charming." writes Livingstone. "tols?������ tbe J0fV vZ *  the little prison^.iret the llsht and  the unknown world.'-1'.  hpll  THE NORMAN - "0VE2f  A Legacy of William the Conqueror to  the Courts.  Everybody who has ever been in a  United States courtroom knows that  when the judge walks out of his chambers and ascends the bench thc court  crier drones out:  "Oyez, oyez, oyez, the honorable court  of the (whatever district it may bei is  now in session."  Not many persons, however, realize  that the crier says "oyez, oyez, oyez."  Instead of "barken, harken, barken."  because of a chance visit that William  the Conqueror made to an English  court almost 900 years ago.  William had overrun England, seized  the government and placed himself at  its head. Happening to enter a courtroom, he heard the crier call the assemblage to order In English. William  rebuked him and on tbe spot decreed  that the business of all English" courts  should be transacted in Norman  French, his native tongue. Afterward  the courts went back to English, but to  this day "oyez, oyez, oyez," clings to  court customs wherever the English  language Is spoken as a reminder ot  the great Norman w"ho whipped King  Harold In the battle of Hastings.���������  Scrap Book.  ��������� m  Parishioner (a little-worse for liquor)���������I hsarsh you proazh las' night.  New Minister���������You didn't hear  much, I fancy.  Parishioner���������Thaz what I thought  myself.���������Pick-Me-Up.  In his bold fight with ruling craft,  He has not   feared   the    thieving  crowd.  Under the bludgeonings of graft  His head is  bloody but unbowed.  ��������� Chicago Tribune.  Tho Bat's Sense of Touch.  It Is said that the bat has a more  delicate sense of touch lhan almost  any other animal. It flies about at  night with great swiftness, and, although Its eyes nre nearly sightless, It  seldom comes In contact with any object. This Is due altogether to Its  highly developed senso of touch.  Strange to say, this Is confined to tho  membrane with which It files, Its bo  called wings.   So delicate Is Its.ncrv-  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.  Artificial flowers aro an,, invention  of great antiquity., First made of foil,  horn, or wax, 4hey havo since been  made of fine feathers, down, cocoons,  and such material as .gives the delicacy of tint and tone demanded by the  originals. '-"  Many inherit weak lungs, and as  disease usually assails the weakest  point, these persons are continually  exposed to attacks of cold and pulmonary disturbances.. The speedy use  of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup  will bo found a preventive and a protection, strengthening the ovgans so  that they are not so liable to derangement from exposure or abrupt atmoa-  phoric changes. Bicklo's Syrup is  cheap and good.  Ho���������I used to flirt dcsperatoly with  that woman.  She���������You quit it, oh?  ous structure that It Is acted on by | ..^e���������You bet I did.   Her husband  any object even at a considerable dis.'""*--The Smart Set.   tanee, ami the bat.la tiiua warned ot j ���������-���������*-' ���������' ^-������������������luiii-���������-'  its presence. VV.   N.   U.   No. 719.     ,f  MMWMWBffl^^  "' !.'^>'*jT!*, 1  !it >-��������� V-' f * t .-1'.vcsw; "��������� ".'i r.J?j -  ^v'*iV '-^  THE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  -a  rsv  We  I'iamonds mako lasting' Christmas gifts,  havo a very large assortment to select from. '.  Good Quality,  810   to   ������250, accord in a; to size.  I.  M  ^  Tie Pins, *10 to $150. ' ������g  JJroochcs, ������in to$lfi0. ' , gj  Also a   laro'e  line ol' loose stories, mounted to f3  I  order.    'Phone. Go  I E, A, Black, the Jeweler  i������-X  PHOENrX, It. c  ^L^S^D^^^^  ;"; e������������3L������*&3������e <2 SCd (PS������.?-  1  ������  a  <G  a  ?  I  ������  ������  aajsafsc  Antiseptic H  *j>  <3  77/������ LEDGE  ��������� Is published every Thursday at Green-"  wood, 15 C, and the price'is Jj a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, unci  deal liritain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  J:\50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C,    '  R. T. LOWERY,  PUB.LISHER. '  as the valley of, the Neva, will grov-  it, and for like causes.     ��������� /    -  Tho Canadian Almanac for  in forsale at Colo's bookstore  190!'  The  best  preparation   for removing dirt, grease, |  | paint, ink   and all  stains.   Snap saves you money  | because it i.s cheaper and bettor than Soap  h  t  a  0  It saves  work, because it is easier and quicker than Soap. It  saves your hands because it leaves them soft and  clean.    Try it and you will always want it.  ' A.    L.    WS-SITE.    >&  v\ blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  becf-mo   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  once more like,  to commune with  your collateral.  Oklahoma Ip;u1s America in (.lie  production of oil und gas.  Thk boycott mid  Muck   list aro  children of the pa iih* p.ii-c.ni.s.  Tim-: Spokane, brokr-rs Mi ink that  fiO suckers are horn Qvcry hour.  Lir. sure   vou   are   right, pay  yniir paper, and Mien go ahead.  lor  ry  Greenwood. Tlie most durable and stylish cutters, sleighs and  carriages in tho Boundary. Turnouts furnished with or without  drivers. Prompt service day or night. Draying to any part of  the city or country.  Vantouvhii is nearer to the Russian empire limn it  is  lo Toronto.  Am ships are tlie. safest place  v. hen the earthquake is doing  business.  Some   interesting   statistics   respecting the, total bntput-of gold in  the United  States"during the yen-  just ,closed   lire,   furnished   by   ���������>  Washington   correspondent.      \W  presume, that the figures'for Alasl-;.  woiild on invGilifijntioii be found in  have, - been    based   to- some, extent   upon-the,  output' from    th-  Yukon   district..     Rut   to   quote ���������  "Gold ,production   in -the   LTnifnl  Stales1 aggregated  S00.3JL.^.25������,. .*������������������  increase of almost Sli.nfjO.OOO.   S !-  ver   aggregated    01,790.053 " fn-  ounces; a. net dccreas-o.ol' 4|700,000  ounces   from   the   previous , yea'-.  Africa   yielded    Slfin.OOO.OOO    in.  gold,   .-in   ine reuse  of   more  th.-i-i  813.000.000.     Alaska," Oaliforni i.  Colorado and South Dakota show d  increases in  gold,   reaching  altogether  $10,500,000.     Decreases i ���������  I Mali   of H. 500,000  ounces,   Col <���������  i'������do of   1,^.50,000,   and   Tdaho '���������:'  1.500 000  were  noticeable, in  <i.--  silver   output.      The   injunctioi -  Against smelters on  account of o1 -  jectionahle  fumes caused  quite ;i  shrinkiigc in   the,  output  of  bo: h  gold and silver in  Utah,   and Ilu*  labor  troubles  early   in   the  vr-n*  had a. similar effect on the yield >if  Nevada.    The  shrinkage  in these  st-fites, wiih the lo=ses on .some h--  iiiiportant producing sections, enfc  down (lie   increase  for  the ent''"  Uniled Stales.Ioabout$0,000,000.''  IHE; NEW-  By Getting a  They are the best in the'world,  ���������*v  IlaA-e thcso-watches'at all prices from #7.00 to  810000, They "are- Absolutely Guaranteed.  Cai! and See i Them, .ripooial Discount on  All Watch Cases During This^Month, /   -'-  Western, Float".'  Arthur Illair  and- Frank Chap-  ,     -.t                 ,   ,                ^.��������� m'Hi,   two   negroes, died   from ex-  In   Vernon   potatoes are bib a  - tlfi   ,  , ,.,"       ,-       ,, ���������.  i���������,   ,    >    , ip   ,                     t hiiustioii  while   making   their way  ton, and coa  S     or more a ton: i.   ,, n    ,- .      to            p     i  ' | from Penile-Ion tc  Summerland on  A   real  estate  oflice   has   been iCIiristnias   <layw They   had   been  opened   in   Knderby  and  aiiotliei-icelebratTng in Penticton.  one at Okanagan Lauding. !/���������*.*      ,   ,i -,      f      i...  h " ;    Owing to the scarcity ot   rabbits  .I.S. Desi-hfiiups of   Rowland i;j wolves  are more  hold   than usual  making a lour of Europe. |this   winter.    If   wolves   lire,   fed  reguluily upon rare beef  they will  not bother anybody.,  General McrciianbaY-Midway,' B. 0.  -_- Hay and,Grain;.always  ' on hand., 'Sleiffhs, and '  . Wa'gons and Implements: ;  of all" kinds carrle/Lin   '  stock.     Tlio" very . best  goods   at right   prices; \  w*rf*������ CJ>nssim..is������j������.i.M^-j^..^-1M1 ftl-TTs  III-**-i* ���������I iiin   ���������   I j   ��������� J������IUSJ  STAEKET & ICO."  NELSON,'1). C.  -   \vHor,GSAf/i-:  ���������'  .  _r;GAi,KRS rjsr  Producjb:' and   Provisions"  a^sgss^os^s^s^gasagsgi^-ag^  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  WS25.WS35&  !5^ES383Si!tVKfS8iB>^^  itrg  eer, -Porter, Soda  Arc our three Special.-*0**    Our'new Jh-ew  House   is   th"   largest   in   thc   Boundary.  eriix = Brewing =  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  a y^grs^s^'ssrfflg'MrK-'-^^  Rxviocs people do not live long.  Their lives are miserable and their  deaths painful.  No, my child, there are no life  preservers under the seats in Baptist churches.  Local Oim-io.v will never be  anything but a partial,success until the alcoholicspringsare dried up  Is one day last month 105 sacks  of English mail arrived at Vernon.  Probably nearly all plum puddings  or Christmas papers.  Last year there were ."S5,000,/)0O  of cigarettes smoked in-Caniubi, a  fact that prov<-'K-~tli(f popularity of  tlie-"coHhi nail" in the Dominion.  Tin;- recent calamity ivi Italy was  so great and ten-iMe that il could  not be stopped by prayer or ap-  a-ppenling to the saints. 'Nature  pays no respect to man or his  superstition.  Thk Nelson News- says that the  future of Greenwood was never so  bright,'and that the town is full of  optimists, ft is pleasing to know  that it is full of something besides  sulphur smoke.  A large and well assorted line of  oilice and pockH, diaries for I'.UK)  at J. L. Coles' book store.  Let not the dog qemoan his fate  Nor discontented rail ;  Let him be thankful 'cause he In--  No can upon his tail.  You have a long time to live y--'.  Decorate vour homes with pictui ���������-���������  from the New Art Store.  A slightly inebriated" individn U  yesterday expressed a great tn: h  to our reporter, lie said :- "Any  fool can pretend to be drunk win n  he is sober, but it takes a real .������������������'���������-  tor to convince The world that ������������������-_���������  is sober when he is drunk.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of N- I-  son have in tlie, Roywi Seal a c-l'ir  tlmt is knnv/h and smoked betwi i-n  (U-r nl-.*.*a'( country and thc b! ie  Pacific. .   ' ' .      '  A uaiuioai) 1,200 miles long is  to be built through West Africa to  the Congo Free State, ft, will open  up a country rich in tin, copper  and other minerals. The tin runs  through the hills for 150 miles,-  whiJe (he copper mountains are  300 miles long. With development Africa is iia'le to become  the greatest producer of minerals  in the world.  Is the best furnished hotel in the boundary  - district. Tt is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  McClung &  Qoodeve,   Propr's.  I The Lee Ale Clellan Dramatic Co  consisting of ten artUs in a repertoire of the best modern dramas  will play an engagement of live  nights at the Auditorium, commencing Monday, Jan. 3 J th. Ladies  are admitted free upon the first  night, and the. prices are 25, .'J5 and  50 cents.    See display ad.  So many matrimonial enga:."*-  ments are made in a dim eonseiv i-  tory that tho place should be knc--*. n  as a pop factory.  Scotland has a great  reputation'  for  learning in the United'Stat ������������������>.  and a h-dy  who came over fr. :n  Roslon   e*.\pffiled  to  find  the | i->-  v>rbial   shepherd   quoting   Viiv i.  and tbe laborer who had Burns by  heart.    She   was  disillusioned   in  Edinburgh.     Accosting a   poK.-.*-  eman. she inquired as'rothe whereabouts of Cni-lyle's house.  Which Carlyle ? he asked.  Thomas Carlyle. said  the  lad v.  "What do<>3 he do? queried i'.ie  giianliaii-of-fclnrpeacer ~r  He. was a writer���������but he's de. d,  she faltered.  Well, m.idam, the Big Scot ;-i-  informed her, if the man is d- :d  over five years there's little cha- i-e  of finding out anything about him  in a big city like this. -  Coal and (Joke ��������� in now- being  shipped from flosmer to the Trail  smeller. ' .  The Rossbnid opera hn'u^e has  been condemned as beintr unsafe  and no more pi'i-foniiaiices will b>  given in it.  The Arrow lake and Slocair  ranchers have formed a fai-murs'  institute. '  Theie are "J.S pupils attending  the public school at Princeton.  The new smelter of the National  Copper Co. at Balaclava, California, has been completed at a cost  of ������2,000,000,  Theiearesix shipping mines at  Gold Lirele, Nevada.    -  An abandoned claim, showing  rich galena, ore, has been dis-  coveied IS miles  from-Northport.  In Prince Rupert there are 14  hotels, restaurants and lodging  houses, none of which employ yellow labor. ���������   .  - There are seven or more places  in Prince Rupert selling alcoholic-  soft drinks without a license.  T n, Nn n aiuw* Alter e'" a re 22 barroom s runningaliiiost continuously  At Cordova, iu Alaska, railway  laborers are paid 30 cents an hour.  Mrs. Gray, formerly Mrs. Parsons, died in Victoria a few days  ago aged 1)1. She had lived in B.  _C. since 1S50.  Jim Currie, formerly of New  Denver, died a few days ago in the  lisyliiin at New Westminster from  softening of the brain, lie was  buried in Vernon beside the graves  of Jim Minto and Billy Gibbs.  The. leta'il price, of tobacco has  been reduced in En derby.  Any Tooth Brush in our Window-for.  Druggists.  Regular price 2;\ :j5, 40 and 50c.  WHITE BROS.  Opticians  ���������E,_____^  Mainland  Is smoked in every camp, town,  city and hamlet in British Columbia. It is made in Vancuuvcr by  Wm. Tietjcn and sold on the  road by  Jat Darling;.  Is tlio home for all tourists  and uiilliouftires visiting New  ''.���������      Denver.  British J Columbia.  .'.VlNEY   STEQE.   PHOPR.  The Arlington  Copper St., Greenwood  None   but   the   best  brands of  Liquors'  and    Cigars.     AlorniDg  iracers   and   evening    high-balls  ���������always within  easy  reach of the  barkeep.    Nicely furnished rooms.  C; A. Dempsey, Prop.  Ife was a man of peace, and he  came upon two youths in a back  street lighting. Accordingly he  pushed through the crowd and  persuaded the combatants to ds-  feist.  Let ine beg of you, my good fellows, earnestly besought the peacemaker, to settle your dispute by  arbitration. Each" of you choose  half a dozen friends to*arbitrate.  Hurrah ! yelled the crowd. Do  as the gentleman says, hoys.  Half an hour later he returned  that way and was horrified to find  the whole street lighting, while in  the distance police whistles could  he heard blowing and police rushing to the spot from all quarters.  Good gracious! What is the  matter now? asked tho peacemaker of an onlooker.  Shiire, sor, was the reply, the  arbitrators are at work.  Pictures  from-  New Art Store.  10 cct. up at ihe  There is a certain congress:- in  from New Engl mid, a self-m .-Ie  man, who is rioted in Washing -n  for two things���������his quick wit a d  piide in his Celtic origin.  He was walking down Penn - !-  vania avenue with a fellow ni.- .-i-  ber from Kansas, when the v -.--!;-  erner. looking at the sky, ie-  marked, "How bright Orion is  night.!"  "A-r-r-h !" 'replied the !N  Englandc-r. " So that is 0'R\  is it? Well, thank the I.  there's ono Irishman in heav  anyhow !"���������Lippine.otfc's.  .1  When you waut a monument  headstone, write to the Koote-  Marble W' rk*. Nelson, B. O.  I-  ���������Tho Ledge, 82 a year.  Among the wealthy matron*- -if  the ollicial set of Washington -,*���������  ciety is a lady of western oi!- n  whose surroundings have not  ways been as luxurious as now,  During an inclement spell  weather lately the lady was so  fortunate as to contract a pai  affection of the throat, and she  cordingly accepted the advice  uf  ri-  i-  ''f: ir/jV"-*'* ���������'">-'*'**'  Referring to the  marvellous development of the Canadian Northwest, the New   York  Wall  Street  Journal has an interesting allusion  to British  Columbia.    We quote:  "Alberta   and    British   Columbia  possess the  greatest   quantity of  coal in tlie world, outside, perhaps,  of Pennsylvania and  its adjoining  states,    Untish Columbia possesses  1 umber resources greater than all  the states of the union  east of thc  Rocky mountains.    British Columbia is,  moreover,   now recognized  as tho orchard of the empire.   The  Canadian Northwest is now drawing 100,000 of America's best farm  population away to the virgin lands  landH to the uorfh.    That country  is being developed,  and  be it remembered that the climate of Alberta and Saskatchewan is the climate of Germany, and that Edmonton nnd Berlin have tho same  climate and latitude.   The  Mackenzie valley will grow the  finer  COPK-T,!? A-.-PAfwA-Dmrr | wheat and more of it Uian the MiB- iiiuurnuco   urop mm a Hue  LVhiUAu &\^APWOBTH. 'soun valJoy or the Arkansas, jtisb. particulars of what you want.  KASLO HOTEL  !'.       KASLO B. O,  ' Ts"a' comfortable home for nil  who travel to that city.  friend that she consult a speci < i.-t  noted for the bigness of his fee--.  . Your ailment is not a .serin is  one said the 'specialist, after v-  amiiiation. You'll soon be" .11  right. Just now I should lil..- to  touch an affected part of #m-ir  throat with this nitrate of BilvVr  Oh, doctor, protested the won't liy  matron, in a tone of mingled mii-  prise and indignation, do i^o  use nitrate of gold I The exj������--nse  is immaterial to me I  A car of ore sent from tho M liy  Gibson in the Burnt Basin fc������. >'ie  Trail smelter gave^returns of f 'itid,  equal to 820 a ton. More ih.p-  intuits will be mado of the i-.i.-ie  grade, of r-ro.  IE. C. Hannington has moved  his family from Grand Forks to  Victoria, where he now has a law  office.  The Quilj) mine at Republic may  resume operations this week.  It would not, be a surprise if the  G. P. R. bought the smelter at  Boundary Falls and had it in  operation by the middle of February.  Oroville had two shocks from a  supposed earth(|iiake last week.  Hog cholera has broken out near  OhiJIiwaek and Dr. Jermyn has  been called to look afte.t it,  Wm. Fleming of Ri>velr*toke has  made an assignment for the benefit  of his creditors.  A pulp mill may be built near  Coleman iu Alberta.  A company has been formed to  generate power at Shnswap falls,  near Lumby. The company expects to furnish Vernon and other  towns with power for trams.-etc.  The gold strike on Mara lake,  not far from Sicamous, is being  tested by the running of 200 feet of  tunnel.-  -  J. Gould, a-C. P. it. engineer  running between Kamloops and  Revelstoke, lost his right eye thc  other day by the bursting of the  dynamo upon his engine.  The 'stage between Hedley and  Penticton now takes the Green  mountain route.  Geo. C. Hodge has retired from  the service of the B. C. Telephone  company,  The Hume hotel in Nelson, is  now run upon  the European plan.  Another daily newspaper is to  bo established in 'l^cw -Westminster. Somebody must havo money  to hum.  'A law huts been passed' in-Eng-  land making eight hours the time  that miners shall work .under'  ground.  In England it is unlawful for  children to>moke or frequent tap  rooms. ���������        i  During this year the-people in  New York paid over a million dollars to hear the " Merry Widow."  Widdowson, Assa'yer, Nelson, B. C.  The best souls stiffp'r most, while  base"ess" and flaunting-pride go  free.    But pain is not all pain.  - Interest a person in useful employment and you -are transforming Chaos into Cosmos.    Blessed'is  the  man who hasjonnd his work.  . i.  Whenever any good comes our  win- let u's enjoy it to the fullest,  an'd then pass it along" in. another  form.  The Ledge will .send a copy of  Float to.any address for 25  cents.  Freight rates, to the coast have  been advanced and-there, is quite a  roar from Portland'and other cities.  ��������� The. ti'am"^eTirffr~iiir Tan con ver  carried -nearly'' 70,000 passengers  upon Christmas.  In November coal was S20 a ton  at Cape Nome and ice practically  nothiug.  What a self-made man needs  is a wife.who is capable of polishing the rough edges. .    -  A man may build'a palace but it  takes a woman to convert it into a  noinc.     _  Job Printing at The. Ledge.  Frank Fletcher'1   '���������: ���������,"-,  Pkovkvoiai, .Land Suuvevou,'.  Nelson, B. 0.  ��������� Tobaccos, Pipes, an'd all other  . Smokers' supplies.'  Noxt door  to Pacific hotel.  .JAS., DRUJT  MERCHANT TAILOR.' .  i ���������  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.   -Agent for  ; Blaine Bros*,'  .    '    . Ordered Clothing.  Gold, Silver mill Copper. Eiiuh BOn.  !������, Ci. WJKST, ."SHO Rich arils St.  VANCOUVER,,B.O.  Hotel  ...    - Gpeenuaood, B. cr*  The oldest hotePin the citv, and still  under the same mahHgumc.ut. Rooms  ���������tornfoi-t.-ible, meals equal to any in tlie'  city, and the bar sppplies only the bust. -  Corner of Greenwood and Government.  Struutb.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  J'. W. jSielson  NELSON, B. O. -  Now Under-Old and Origfuat  Management.  E. E. PHAIR   -   -   MANAGER  JtS-Gentlcmen, Do yoiT like your  clothes to Fit You? Suits and  Overcoats S15 to S50, Tailor made,  to fit you. Union Label. Absolute and unconditional satisfaction  guaranteed. It costs nothing to try  (���������El).  WELLS,  Proprietor.  nelson, B. &.  ���������-B. TOMKINS.I  Muitagor,,  WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE, GRAND FORKS  ���������m-c,rm���������~-~~������������������ -Mi-nwtsrswf���������fiai n i hi ! | ������j  anmmnn-M3-l.lm  ^Auditorium..  First-class in every thing.,  Steam heat, -electric light,,  private, baths. Telephone-  j in every room. Finest lava  tories iii B. O. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains. -     .  IflVtt NIGHTS,  Starting  Monday, Jan.  A        Regular monthly meetings of  i.r'yGrcc ' '   '     "     --   -   -  /V-  Jn Phoenix J), J. Matheson  the agency for nearly all th"  life, fire and accident instil  companies. ^"'Ho also insures |  glass, and if you are lookiu  insurance   drop him a Hue  \.  11-is  'M'O  : tie  "or  ,lh  Prisoners continue to escape in  Fernie. The jail in that town  must be a tender'thing.  Anthony McMann, a cook from  Seattle, was killed while crossing  tho railway track at Wardneiv  D. J. Matheson gave the Phoenix hospital u' donation of 8200 a  few days ugo.  A half interest -in three claims  near the Fii\st Thought mine at  Orient has been sold to a New  York syndicate for SSOjOOO.  At JBoHflburg the Robona has resumed work with a force of four  men. ' .->;  F. Ih/ckla������d'and If.  W.'  Ray  The Lee McCIellanXo  In High-class Repertoire.  10 People - Special Scenery  'onwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  & A. M., aro held on the first  Thursday in each month iu Fraternity hail, Wood block, Government  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. ItniNIK, SoiTotnry, '  W. F. M.  Greenwood Minors'  Union, No. 22, W.  c .     . .   '    F* M., meets every  Saturd-iy evening in Union Hall, Cop-,  per Btrcet, Greenwood, at 7:80.   '  Also in hall at  Mother Lode mine-  1- l'lday evenings at 7 :B0.  GEO. HKATIIERTON, Secretary..  Mom'ay Down East  Tuesday The Golden Giant  Wed       The Power of the Cross  Thursday The Battle of Life  Friday Tennessee's partner  Prices���������50c,-'35c,'25c.'  Ladies Free Monday Night  TO  IjKMNQUKNT co-ownichs  To .1. I������. Mycinarnylaiiil to tho Rulnto of tlio  Into .luil^u Lcamy, or���������to .wliomsoovor tlioy  inuy Imvu triuiMfpi-rad tliolr liitorostH In the  '    .rontiy Kruotlon Mlhoral Claim, ultiuitoii Jn  Uumlwood oamp, .Grcaiiwooil   Mining 'Di-  vlMoi) of Yftlo District, IJ. 0,  Yon uro liornby notlllcd tliat t Imvc iix-iondcd  ii'iouiion tin) iiliovo inliiHral claim, nnd that If,  ��������������� fmil 1)0 diiyn from the ditto of tliia nollco, you  full or refuse to cuntrlljuto your tiropoitlon of  Urn nljovii moiuloned hum, ito-rc'linr with tlm  conn of iidvuillMJiiif your intoioata In'the wid  rtlii In*    ml 11    li.i.fi.i**iii  t\t,\    , ., ...^,.    ������ t    it...     ,i.._  Cbc Pacific Rotel...  Ts luulerJihe management of Oreig  & Morrison. The Itooma aro Comfortably furnished, and tho bar contains tho best brands of wines,  liquors und cigara.  Cbc Pacific Cafe...  fa tho boot-appointed Itostaiirant in  the interior of British Columbia.  Tho best cooks and moa*; attentive  waiters only employed. Open all tho  .    'time. ,     _      ���������   -���������  ,   Mns. GltlSia, PJIOI'BIETIIESB.  "9^*.,v������j5 ������?^r-  *"BBW������l������r������IM**l������/t.  tho nljovii moiuloned hum, ito-rc'linr with tlm  conn of iidvuillMJiiif your Intoioatu In'the wit'  raer are candidates for the.nmjor-1 SKd^lidfe^oVo1!? 'fTtAl'A  ,.U.. '���������   </���������������!���������....... ���������, ��������� Aintndmont Aiit. lorn.     -    ,  JOHN IiOOY.',  alfey in Kelowna.  1 Amondmont Act, 1000.  "   NOT(������nbor6,lli08.  Tie Hotel Slocan   .-;.;  .' j  Three. ForkB,';B. C.', in Ow. leading-  {-.hotel of Uie city. -Mountain tr3r*T  ami   jyamc dimiern"' ii   specialty  Rooms reserved by telegraph  ' ,-.' HtJQH "HlVEW,.  ���������V-

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