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The Ledge Jan 14, 1909

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BmsaasaEmr  HEAR  v*%������  I  ON THE  " AT ' ���������   r  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO.  James Buchanan & Go's  too  HOUSE OF OOfimOgtiS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  rw*w*������Bg8B������*fl������^,-M^  PHOENTX, 13, (J.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for (be weary traveler. Great veins-of hot water  run through tho entire house, and bathrooms are always nt (ho service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the aitietie appointment of tho liquid refreshment  makes the drinks no down like eating fruit in a llower '_  garden, Tho sample rooms are tho largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  m Khmamn������-mw������ra-������^  n999e9^Qeo&������o@s9Qoe^^c������99tysQQ&SMr@Qe^^^r&9������9eo@^9  Dealers in  Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish and Poultry | \ j  ��������� f������������������ w������������ mimv ���������**-**���������*  Shops in nearly all the towns oi" Boundary and  | |, tho Kootenay. .  0 J  ^M}������&4tt&t&$a^@aQQ&mQQQQ������3%Q^&&&������$$$QC&QQQZ������9  ,QMQ0Q9QQe&@O9QQO9999&0  . , ���������      -   EHOLT, B. O.  ( The leading hotel of the.city art!  headquarters for those engaged in  mining, railroading or commercial  pursuits/'       - .   ���������  W. ; S.' TORNEY,   PROPRIETOR.  .C  S.,BAKER  - Provincial A&sayer and Oie  Shippers' Agent.' Concs-  poudeucesolicited. Sample*  recefvo prompt atUmti'-n.  V.   O. BOX   1������3.   (JKISBNWOOD,   J*.   O.  ������*���������  Mountaineer'and Koolo-  nay   Standard   Cigars.  ,- -   Made by  3. fc Odin $ Co.. nelson  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B O., lias a line or mine  brpcers unsurpassed in any mono  t.un town oi the GreertWist. A  glass of aqua pura givi'ii free with  spirits metiti. .   -  Passing jiirong!  '���������7  'P  Hotel   Alexander  -   PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfoitable home for  the miner and   tiaveler.  *   Good meals and pleasant ���������  rooms. . Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  E. V.  CHISHOLM.'Piioi'Uir/rou.  J. S. Cameron,  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B.C.  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class    meals    and   rooms.  'Railroad men, miners and  others  will find a pleasant home at this  hotel. . The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N.-LHSE, PROPRIETOR  T^EpOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on tine  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  t**e safe.  Medorje   <$c. TFegililis  Einest. -Nicholeon, superintendent e,i" the Lone Rt������r and Washington, is in the city. 7  Ti^ Oie-enw,ood  during the past.  week it was  no' dream  about the  ^ ,     .    *   * -  water pipes.freczing ,11 p.  D. J. Mathewui ''and Geo. M.  Eiimberger aie niakijiv a race for  Ihe major'f, chair in-J'heienix.  A fire at the Mother Lode lii*-t  week destroyed the,house occupied  by Mr. Keir, the diamond .drillei.  Although llosmei-i is shipping  coke, the Trail siiiellci has again  signed a cemlraet, foi Fernie coke,  Alter a long residence upon his  ranch, Jas. isr. Pal on ih enjoying  the delights and i-oiiiioits of citv  lile.  Born������������������'In Greenwood. ThuiMlay  morning.'JaniMiy 14 1909. to -\Jr.  and   Mi5,   Sidney   M.   Johnton, a  ���������-Oil.     ' .      '  * It is* repented that thorn will be  a strikf anioiia't the coal miners  i't the* Crow'b Xe.st Pi -& coal towns  next A pi il. '.    -  rioward MJoore* returned from  Nel������6n upon Monday, Owing to  the excessive eolel' ho did not .stay  long in that city.  " The Lone Star . having shut  down until the spring, Bob Perry  has returned to town and will go  to work at the Jewel.  Mrs Smith c.ime in from Beaver  dell a few days ago to obtain medical advice. Her health has not  been good this wintei.  A marriage licenpe-vriisj^npf] at  tin* povernment office on the 11th  inet to Chas. Jndgaard and Karen  Pederson, both of Phoenix.  If you want a back number of  Lowery's Olnim, send 10 cents, or  Si for 10 different numbers, to R.  T. Lowery, Greenwood, B. C.  Frank Mother was in town this  week. He is kept busy at the  Mother Lode, where "the oompany  feeds 200 men in the dining hali  , Overheated siove.-i se,\fire to two  or three buildings in Greenwood  during the past week, but the early  discovery of the blazes prevented a  rude shock to the community.  After a visit to Hood River,  James Dimmick has returned to  the city. His damage case against  the B. C. Copper company,- will  be heard in Nelson upon Feb. 9.  Tho Lee-McClellan. company is  playing an engagement this week  in tbe Auditorium to large and delighted' audiences. It is one of  the best stock companies ou the  road.-  S.-Birnie wa3 elected'school trustee by. taccla m ati on. Th e . ppl I i n g  takes place today in the, city.hall.  Dunn^fihe past week ���������anchor ice-  put th������ 'pilwer, company nt-vBofi;  nington rpr^fjj -pracf ioffjly " ("mtj^of  business, fj^ing pos^ble -tc?'vaiip  ply only;a-s*naiLamount of*'po'vv������?r  to the ininJ^aliH' smelters. - In  consecj'ieuce ������Q 'i*-''Wihu(layi nearly  all work liMV^n- siispeiieied in  Rossland, 'Ph'riqpx, Grand Forks  and Giepnwood.-The Mother.Lode  mine, it is said, will resume opVia-  tions today and the -Gieenwood  smelter upon Hun'day. Owing to  the exces������ive cold Ihe men'did not  object much to their" enforced  holiday.  The Phoeniv hockey team ,e;Hine  down'the toboggan slide Tuesday  evening and spread it all over our  boys by a score of ."> to 2. For the  home team Dill and Russell, did  "Vjellpnt work but had rathei in-  dilferent suppoit. The man who  is afraid of getting hi.s hair patting  disturbed shouldn't, play hockey.  s game,,and the per-  <i give  and   take pun-  Tt's a fighter-  son who can'  i**hmpiit  should   become  tor.    If the other iollow  as au  ox go  for  him.  ti^e claims of Stark and Stainer.  , The gold from the Ingineca is  the same class of gold as is ob-.  tained from McDonnell creek/ and,'  (from the fact that no gold i&'fourjd  on the Ingineca above) fthe'jnouth'  of'jMcCounell creVk, everyone in  that countiy'is lead to"thiuk that  it all came down McDonnell,' .and  that when bedrock is; found, on  that - creek something mighty good  will   be  found.��������� Omineca Herald.  'When you want a-monument'or  headstone, viite to the Kootenay  Marble Wvfc*, rTelson1,1 B. O. *     *  The Phoenix minstrels will play  in Greenwood upon the 20th for  the benefit of J. G. Carrigan who  recently had his leg crushed in one  ofthe mines ,up the hill, necessitating amputation.  . The eleventh . annual district  convention.of the Western Federation of Miners will be held in Nelson next Tuesday. The delegates  from Greenwood are T. Y. McKay;  Ohas. G. Johnson ancl George  Morrison.  The Greenwood hockey . team  went over to Grand Forks Friday  evening and were .defeated by a  score of 4 to 2. ��������� Some dissatisfac-.  tion was expressed at the decision  of the Turn pi re,  but probably was  blood  during the  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  Low Round Triy Rates to  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tiekotsori sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 81,  Inclusive,   and good   to   return  within three months.  Tickets issued In connection with  Atlantic Steamship BuainosB will  lie on siilo from Nov. 21, and  limited to five months from date  of Issue.  Flm.nl J*([n[])inont.   Stiiiiiliird Unit  uIihh   Sli-uplitff   nml   Tourist   Curs  |on 'nil Th rough.Triiiu*i.  2 [Through   Express Trains  DAILY.  THE "TORONTO EXPRESS"  Li'ttveu Winnipeg at 22,10 iiiak-  Ing connoi'tlonH at Toronto for  nil points cist nnd west thereof.  Apply to nonruHt C. V. It. Agent  for full information,  J. E. PROCTOR,  LMst. Passenger, Agent,  Calgary, Alta.  the result of hot  match  E. Jacobs has thrown up the  Mining Record, so long published  in Victoria. lid was in town this  week looking up mining information and milking preparations for  the meeting of tho western branch  of tne Canadian Mining Institute  in Greenwood, which has been  postponed from the 1*1 th to the  25th of this month.  At Boyd's, Wash., not far from  the Napoleon mine, tho Kettle  River Trading company are building a store.' The principal stockholders in the company are Harry  Johns and Frederic Kefier. Thoy  are also developing their ranch  there at a rapid rate. They planted  over .'5,000 fruit trees last year  and will plant 2,500 more this  spring.  ' J. W. Frost writes from Fruit-  valo in California to say that be  rides in an auto every day and expects that by spring ho will have  visited all his relatives in that-  state. Ho reports everything  green and the flowers blooming,  although the rosideuts arounel  Oakland were complaining about  the weather being cold because it  was raining.  Last Monday H. Bunting and J.  B. Desrosiers were nominated for  the mayoralty, " Iu the North  ward F. O. 'Buokless, O. J. Wilson,H. H. McAi'thur and A. F.  H. Meyer were nominated for alderman. For aldermen in tho  South  ward" T,  M,t Gulley, 8. P.  B.  Fleming are the candidates."'"Jus.  a speota-  in lit, big  There is  plenty of lumber in the conntry to  mend the holes in tbe side of the  rink. Lacrosse and hnekev, the  two national games of Canada, are  splendid tests of the courage and  endurance of the players.  Tt is at least thirty-five years  since this province had as severe  weather as that which prevailed  for the seven days., ending last  Monday.' It is thought by many  that the recent earthquakes may  have had something to" do with the  degraded state of the mercury.  The- thermometer in Greenwood  fell in the sump to the half century mark, causing a great destruction of. wood and copious  ���������"j^pulations of brimstone language.  In Phoenix some of the saloon men  had to keep their -whiskey on the  stove to'-keep, it from freezing,  while over in Grand Forks the hot  air congealed and was put away for  summer use. The orange crop at  Eholt was severely bitten, while it  is reported that the bananas in  Midway were completely mine.].  The Review says it was oue below in Spokane,' but surely\iG could  not have beeu that cold in a city  warmed by Billy Sunday. In Nelson it is quite evident that some  enemy of the frnit land speculator  haB plugged' the moms., for the  local paper says that it was 17 below zero in Nelson. -- This is an  age of progression, but it is difficult to believe that of Nelson. Tho  cold snap in the Boundary was delightful "andhlghly- apprecio.tad_by^  the multitude. The air was pure  aud so stimulating that it was impossible to move at a slow pace  along the streets. No flies during  the whole of last week were found  in the butter, and sunstroke was  unknown. No wouder the people  are thankful they are lucky enough  to live in the glorious climate of  the Boundary.  A Great Smelter Expert.  ,J. W. Ourrie, a well-known  mining expert, of Butte, Mont- , has  been in Kamloops the. past few  days. Mr. Currie represents a  large syndicate of American ejapi-  talists who propose to construct  one of the most modern smeltei  plants on the continent in this  vicinity. Int������rviewed, he stated  that he was well satisfied with condition** locally, and was peisitive  his report would be favorably received by the gentlemen \uch  whom he i** asseiciateel tn the location oi the plant here. Coming  from such authority this will bu  good news for the local mining  men. Mr. Currie spent flund-iy  with Rev. W. A. \\yiie, of thi"**  city, one of his ,boyhood fi-iendd,  and left on the following day foi'v  New York.- .He will return with  complete plans of the proposed  works in the couise of a couple of  months, when he will also thoroughly inspect his extensive holdings in the Boundary country.���������  Kauiloops Sentinel.  The gentleman referred to above  is our esteemed "druggist of Armstrong. While we knew J. W.  was great on assaying roots and  herbs, we did not know he had  taken an interest in'Kamloopsrock  as a side issue.���������Armstrong x\.d-  vertiser.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nol-  =>on have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is knu-wii and smoked between  the wheat country aud the blue  Pacific. . ,  A Fow Mining Terms.  Fork's Qthe Mini  says  it   takes   about   sixteen   16-  finn  City Conncil.  . The council met ou Monday  evening and adopted minuted of  previous meeting.  The report of the medical officer  of health was received and filed.  During the past year the health of  our city has been extremely good,  aud the mortality very low. the  total number of deaths in Greenwood during 190S being 15, and 9  of these deaths were cases that  came from points outside of the  city.  The auditor's report for li)0S  was received and filed, and ordered  to be printed.  The amount collected for taxes  during the year was 810,005.95.  Tho lire protection bylaw was reconsidered and adoptcrl.  The following accounts wore ordered to be paid :  Klcctriu LlghtH  5138 iii  A. A   Frechette        150  D O. McKay      !17 20  The Ledge     -Iu i0  Uussell-Law-t.'aullielil Co       *  fiO  Kinney & McDonald       7 !I0  Vancouver Ruliber Oo     li>8 47  Council adjourned.  ��������� From Ingineca.  Touy Menard arrived from Ingineca Thursday evening. When  asked regarding recent developments in that country ho stated  that he stopped sluicing at tho end  of August and that the others had  done the same, and since that time  hia work had been done to get  ready for next year. His claims  on Ingineca were staked the middle of June last but,-, owing to the  shorttime allowed before the season  closed, was only able to get enough  water to allow of sluicing a couple  of hours a day. With what water  he had, however, the ground was  proved to be worth from two und a  half to three ounces per day to the  man. Preparations for next Bum-  nier iucludo water enough to run  two or three lines of sluice boxes  and a sufficient force of .men; to  keep them in operation. Other  ground along tho Ingineca has  been proved to be as good, notably  A great many people are going  north in- ths -spring to- discover  bi\i.ss and sheet iron mines. It  therefore seams appropriate at this  time that this journal of civilization should give some definitions  of mining terms which they will  hear and ponder over. Biit before  doing so it ���������*seems mete that- all  should be - put on their guard  against alum mines. There is r-.j  much water in the north that, if  one were to find aii.alum mint-,  wafcp.*\.mighfc get into it and pucker  it up. ���������--��������� ���������-.._.^  A Prospector���������A man who sleeps  during the day *and who lies at  .night.  A r-omoter���������A man who wears  yellow la ed boots, and haugi"  around the hotel lik'i*. the smell of  tne kitchen. . A man who knows  all the chambermaids by uaiu-.-,  and who has to have four cocktails before he feels like tacklin ,r  breakfast.  A Mining Expert���������A.man who  can talk.glibly about formations,  dykes, country rock, tiligites, 00/.-  ites and porphyry, and- who is  afraid to venture an assertion  when a piece of sandstone is handed him. -  An Expert Miner���������A man who  has successfully unloaded a claim  ou some sucker for a syndicate.  A 49er���������A  man  who   went to  California as a  driver of  a   bull  team,  after the discovery of gold.'  and saw some of thi  glass case.  A yUer���������The first man to introduce "crumbs" in the Cariboo.  Au Assayer��������� A man who charges  you S2.50, looks wise, i%iul tells  you that it is a good thing if you  have enough of it and can get tho  proper machinery.  A Mining Engiueer���������A man who  comes High, especially if he comes  from Columbia college.  Working a Lay���������A new name  for working suckers who are of the  opinion that all a man has to do  is to dig for gold and spade it uu  like potatoes in a hill.  A Grub Stake���������Tne price paid  to a man for his drinks aud grub  whilo he is out limiting game or  looking for a prospect that he can  come back and locate, when on his  own hook,���������Kettle River Journal.  A   ho'spUnl^ier .to - be ^ built fat'"'  Moyie.  , - '  '  t ''���������if  ,A Jajiauese labor supply office  has been opened in,New/Alberni.  ���������If   4, j       ,  The Grand  Forks Suu^ endorses  the recommendation' of the Liberal -���������'  association  that  J.   D.. Spouce be"^  made* judge of  the court-'ofl ap- ���������"  peals; -      "*-. "  Iu  Giand  that  candle power electric lights to unke'--  0111* 1(S candle power lights-  Mayor Fripp of Grand Forks refused to take a salary  for  his'ser-  vices that the city 0tiered him. '    '  Fred Baker has leased tho News,-  Miner in Republic for three years.  Tu Nelson the plumbeib and fuel  dealers have gathered up so much  money lately that there'is none  left to bet on the mayoralty contest.   '  The Bister Sunday at Orient is  (-.hipping ore w> the smelter.  The Journal say.*, that no .one in v  Orient has -cold   feet.    The  towu  must be full of wooden-legged ^people who hleep alone. ���������    .  At  Hosmer-there  are   240-beo  hive coke, ovens,   capable of male- _  ing 300 tons of coke daily.  A. W. Sutherland, who formerly  taught school in Moyie, suicided in  Dauphin, Man./by the gun route  last week.  The editor of the Penticton Press  will be married iu Vaueouver next  Saturday.  Ferilit, being short of jaii room,  cannot get rid of its fine line of  hobos, thugs, sneak thieves and .  tinhorns even by offering them below cost. The hemp remedy applied oue drop at a time would  soon abate the evil, ai it did when  the West was new and uupainoed  with the veneer of modern civilization.  "The monthly payroll at the St.  Eugene mine iu Moyie last Monday was 843,000.  ^The Associated   Boards of'Trade '���������  will lneetfin Trail "on theT27th^"    '  . T. K. Smith of Armstrong has  ten teams hauling logs from Otter  lake.  The, residents are thinking of  building a jam factory in Mission  City. ;i*,   '  T. G. Blyomei*,_engineer on  the  C.   P.   It.   passenger, train   out of  Rossland,   had    hisI"* li^Yds^'hurt-*******^  while taking coal at, Smelter ju ic-  tion, but should all be right in t.en'  days.  F. P. D.iy has opened an np to  date barber siioo in Trail..-  Peter, tho Indian who found the  St. Eugene mine, was in Moyie  last week. lb is nineteen years  since he found tho St. Eugene and  told Father Coccola about it.  When the proporty was sold the  priest got $12,000 while Peter received $300. Both of them made  good use of tho money.  It-was reported that tho mercury  in Banff dropped to 74 below zero  last week.  In Phoenix D. J. Matheson has  the agency for nearly all tho best  life, fire and 'accident insurance  companies. Ho also insures plate  glass, and if you are looking for  iusuranco drop him a liuo -!'u  particulars of what you want,  In Trail last year tho city took  in 31,870 fix iiqnor licences, and  ���������? 1,010 in police court fines.  Hugh Campbell was kille:d by a  load of log*- falling on htm near  isOUii or.-ek in  Ei.-t Kootenay.-������������������""'"'  The official ���������m-ijorifcy of  Martin   ���������  liunvll in' the  recent  etouiixin was  Sit:}.'  The. Phoenix minstrels will play-  iu Givemvood npun the 20th.  Phoenix intends to reorganize its  brass baud.  Noble Binn*; has sold his furui-  Line business iu Phoenix to C. F.  Edwards of Wrox ter, Ont.  The Golden  Zone  Mining  company has opened   an oilice in Hed-  nuggets in alley, with the secretary, L. H. Pat-'  ' ton, iu charge.  The Mail-Herald at Revelstoke  '  will buy a ������4,000 linotypeand may  some day come out daily.  In .Orient  some  claim  jumpers  are being cursed   by a portion of .  thc populace.  Michigau capitalists hav-i be-'  come interested in the Climax, ,  Moonlight and Plutonic claims at  Orient. They have ${c.,<m0 upon  baud for development work aud  have already ordereu ������3,000 worth  nf new machinery. Work will begin in March.  In 1908 the council in Rossland  expended $70,000 to run  tbe city.  A. S. Goodeve, M. P., left for  Ottawa last Saturday. Hi8 friends  in Rossland entertained him with  a nicotine concert on the eye of  his departure.  Lord and Lady Sholto Douglas  of Creston are making a tour of  tho coast cities,  ���������'.Creston will soon  have a roller  skating rink.  Fresh eggs are 90 cents a dozen .  in Noyie. Should feed the hens .  upon cayeuno peppor. ."-���������  The total loss from Ore.-s in Rossland last year wan a little over ,  ������2,000. There wore 43 alarms  during tho year aiui it cost a little  over $8,000 to maintain the fire  department.  \  with  A large aud well assorted line of  oilice and pocket diaries for 1000  at J.L. Coles' book store.  .#M$?j mms-tmuiliWi&vWftlTJZSn  THE    LEDdE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  BOWSER 01 THE FLY.  building on n block.  "We   sail   over  11   camp   containing  30,000 men.   It Is night. Tbe camp has  sentries  out and   believes  Itself safe.  ! There Is no alarm.   The wings of the  "Plans to Buy an Interest In Craft! birdoine give our nothing but a soft  Th���������+   m���������.,:���������������������������.���������,*   Ai��������� rustling as  it hovers over the fatal  That Navigates Air. j 9p6L suddemy-  What It Could Do.  the opsonic test.    " THE pi[(6S op SCIATICA1 : FAM0US KUN'S DEAm  HOPES   TO   MAKE  It Turns Out, Howevev, That the Inventor Is a Swindler, and There Are  Many Victims���������Old Philosopher Asked to Appear In Court.  [Copyright. 1908, by T. C. McClure.]  Ever since the first Hying raachluo  made a successful circle of the Eiffel  tower, in Paris, Mrs. Bowser has been  expecting Mr. Bowser to come home  and announce Unit lie had purchased  stock in one. For some reason that  will always remain a mystery he failed to take to the lller or put it off until  other things were out of tlie way. The  other day, however, he was ready. Ik*  came home with bis shoulders thrown  back and his chest thrown out, and it  was easy to see by his strut that he  had entered upon business of vast importance to tlio w rid nt large.  "Have you lice ing a pig, dear?"  nsked Mrs. I.n\wr ns an entering  wedge.  "A pig? When have I dealt In pigs?"  lie replied in lofty contempt.  "I thought maybe you had bought  one.   It isn't goats again, is it?   Vou  *.  from  ot  "IT'S CALLED THE MKDOrjITE."  'haven't    found    the    three   that  away?"  "I know nothing about goats, mod-  nm. There may be men that spend  their time fooling around with such  animals, but I am not one of them."  "But something of importance has  happened you today," she persisted.  lie threw out his chest still farther  and walked down the hall and down  to tlu* dining room with a swagger  that Ik* hadn't carried for six months  lairing the meal he was pompous and  self important, and before it-was fin-  iibed Mrs. Bowser decided that he was  cither going to run, for governor or  had secured information as tb'the'ex-  n-t spot where Captain Kidd's bangles  and bracelets were burled. It was not  until they got seated in tlie sitting  room that he said:  "Mrs. Bowser. I presume you look at  the dally paper once a month or so?"  "Yes; every morning."  "Then you  may have possibly seen  that the flying machine is a success?"  ������������������Oh,   it's  that again,  is  it?    Why,  only n few weeks ago you went down  the street somewhere with a man to  ^���������'--���������look at a flyiug machine, and you came  back and said it was a fraud. ���������Is thia  tlie same thing?"  "Xo, ma'am, it isn't. The other was  a fraud from the word go, and 1 went  into It on purpose lo expose it. I did  expose it and ran the man out of town.  That was what they call an aeroplane,  and any man of science will tell you  that it is impossible of success."  "But this is a sure thing, is it?"  No Chance of Failure.  "Not ono chance in a miilio'- ol failure. It is called the bin/ollte, taking  Its name iram-iix Aict that it is constructed on the same principle as a  " b'rd. That is the true principle, but  this inventor Is the only one to follow  It. I have uot been investing In an experiment, Mrs. Bowser. I am not the  man to do that. The birdolite has already spread its wings aud sailed  through tbe air for miles. It has been  'demonstrated that It can stay among  tlie clouds for three days at a time.  It can go ahead, back, turn to the  right, the left���������iu fact, handle Itself  like any bird."  "But I haven't seen the name or any  report of it," said Mrs. Bowser In  doubting tones.  "And for why���������and for why, my dear  woman? Simply because tbe public  hasn't been let into the secret yet. All  the experimenting has been done at  night.' There are only three or four  men that know anything about the  birdolite, and those are stockholders."  "But how did they come to let yon  know?"  "They wanted my Influence with tlie  governme'' t. .|rhe idea is to soli the Invention to Untie Sam for war purposes and to do it on the quiet so that  other nations shall know nothing about  it."  "Please don't get mad at me, Mr.  Bowser, but I don't exactly understand. What Influence have you with  the government?"  "What Influence? What Influence?"  ihe repeated. "Well, If there's nny man  'around here got more I should like to  (know his name. I haven't gone around  Jboastlng of my.Influence at Washing-  'ton, but 1 have worked several things  through on the quiet Just the same. I  will do the same thing for the blrdo-  Jite. They knew what 1 could do, and  so they came to me."  "And you are going to buy an interest in the machine?"  "A one-third Interest, my dear. They  will sell It to me for $2,000, and as  bood as the government adopts it I  shall bo a millionaire.   You don't understand the possibilities of the birdolite. In case of war wo can drop down  dynamite on the enemy's fleet.  "We can blow up their forts.  "We can annihliwe their battle Huea.  "We can  destroy  their towns and  cities.  "With one pound of dynamite we can  blow up a state capltol building.  "���������i'Ivp ' nniinilH    will   dnntrov   ������vs>rr  Mil I inWs I    "Suddenly what?" asked Mrs. Bow-  IVIIL.LIUIMC*.   ser as he rubbed Ills hands and hung  on to the sentence.  "Suddenly I drop something  the birdolite Into the camp. There is  nn awful Hash, a crash like thunder,  and when daylight comes there Is revealed such a scene of destruction ns  the world has never known.  "The three of us hover over a city.  We'll say that we are at war with the  French and that it is Paris. It is  evening, and the streets are gay. There  Is happiness and jollity, and no ono  fears. Old age Is there, and youth is  there, and they are glad to be alive.  The birdolite dallies with the city as  a cat does with a mouse, but after a  lime the deadly explosive Is cut loose,  and In oue awful detonation Parcc is  no more. The very bricks and stones  of her streets and buildings are ground  to powder.  "We take contracts for blowing up  cities.  "We blow up forts at so much apiece.  "We kill off armies nt so much a regiment.  ���������'We agree to llc-k any uation in thirty days."  "And when are you going to buy the  stock?" asked Mrs. Bowser as he finished his murderous schedule.    .    .  "lie is to let me know tonight or tomorrow. I shall not pay for it, however, until I have taken a flight into  thc air on the birdolite myself. I am  not a man to be taken in, you know."  "Well,*J hope things will come out  all right."  Inventor Was a Swindler.  "Of course lUey will. IIow can they  help It? There's some one at the bell  now. That may bo the inventor. If it  Is I'll have him explain in detail to  you."  it wasn't (he inventor, however. It  was a shrewd looking young man who  asked Mr. Bowser if he hud five inln-  uies to spare and then went on to say:  ���������'We arrested him about an hour ago,  and wo want you to appear against  him In the morning. There will be at  least ten others."  "Appear against who?" asked Mr.  Bowser.  "Why, the birdolite man.   He's swindled a full score besides you.  Yon paid  him   ?2.">   down   to  secure   the  stock,  didn't you?"  ���������I���������I���������I"���������  "And we want to send him up for  fifteen years. In other words, we waut  lo drop some dynamite on him. Come  to court In the morning if you can.  (lood night."  When the man had departed Mr.  Bowser wheeled on Mrs. Bowser to be  ready for anything she might say,.but-  after looking at him for a-uwnent she  rather wearily observed:  "It's 10 o'clock, and I think we'd better be off to bed." M. QUAD.  What It Showed tha Man Who Smoked  a  Grsat 'Deal. '  His friends knew that he would rather miss huif au hour of a play than  ait short his after dinner cigar, and  they were astmiUhod when he announced that he had quit smoking. -  "What's the trmihie?" he was asked.  "Opsonic- tost," lit- replied gloomily.  "What In the world Is that?"  "I've been run down of late and feeling pretty blue. As there is consumption iu my family, I consulted a specialist, lie said I didn't have the dis-'  ease yet, but he would tell me what  my chances were of getting it. Wo  are constantly breathing tuberculosis  germs, he explained, but healthy blood  has the power to destroy them.  So he  took a drop of  my blood nnd inocu-    not  touch  my foot to  the  floor-and  lated   it   with   a   certain   number   of ! had to hobble about with a cane. My  Can Be Cured  by tbe Fair Dse of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  Fierce darting pains. Pains like red  hot- needles being driven through the  flesh���������in the thigh, perhaps down the  logs to the ankles���������that's sciatica.  None but the victim can realize tlie  torture of this trouble. But the sufferer need not grow discouraged for  there is a cure in Dr. Willliarns' Pink  Pills. These Pills enrich the blood,  feed the starved sciatic nerve and  thus drives out the pain. Mrs. Joseph  L. Brown, Wilmot, N. S., was a victim  of sciatica and found a cure in Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. She says:���������  "For a year I was laid up with sciatica from my side to my foot. What  1 suffered was at times awful. I could  germs. In half an hour he examined  it under the microscope and found that  only half as many germs had been  killed as should have been the case.  Normal, healthy blood is said to have  an opsonic test of 100, so my test was  only 00. He advised me to build up  my strength by sanitary living���������lots of  fresh air day and night, plenty of  sleep, wholesome food and moderation  in work and pleasure."  "Whore does smoking come In?"  "He said that tobacco had an extraordinary effect in decreasing the  power of the* blood to destroy germs.  Some men who smoke a great deal  have au opsonic test of zero���������that Is,  their blood has no effect whatever on  germs. I am fond of my cigar,' but  when a specialist levels an opsonic  test all cocked and primed at your  head and says, "Tobacco or your life,'  what are you going to do but throw up  your hands?"���������New York Tribune.  DESOLATION  ISLAND.  What He Forgot.  Kerguelen Land Is a Region of Perpetual Storms.  Of all places on earth outside the  arctic aud antarctic regions Kerguelen  Land, in the ludian ocean, is the most  isolated and inhospitable. Indeed, It  Is generally known to mariners not by  its official title, but as Desolation Island.  Most nations have owned it by turns,  but--it has been sootier or later abandoned by them all as worthless, and  this although it covers an area variously estimated at from 1,500 to 2,000  square miles. At present France is In  nominal possession of it, she having  annexed it in IS!).'!.  The soil is utterly barren. Practically the whole of the interior is covered with snow fields of unknown  depth, whence glaciers flow down to  the sea. Where there are no snow  fields there are morasses and,hidden,  treacherous mud holes..��������� ���������""  The cllm-ii-e-is-probably the worst in  .thc-world. Ten-Mr* tempests foiiow one  another practically without ceasing  and are accompanied by torrents of ice  cold rain, hail, sleet and snow. The  Challenger expedition spent a month  there, during wliich time there were  only three fine days. And this' was in  December-January, when it is midsummer in those latitudes.  Its discoverer, M. Kerguelen Trema-  rec, although at first he professed to be  enraptured with it, lived to confess  that it was unfit for human habitation.  "Not even Eskimos," he exclaimed,  "could exist there."���������Pearson's.  right leg was drawn up and .1 never  expected to have the use of it again.  J was attended by our family doctor,  and tried several other remedies, but  with no bandit, and 1 felt very much  discouraged. One day I read of the  curo of a similar sufferer through Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills, and I decided  to try them. I got six boxes, and by  the time I had taken them I was completely cured, and have not had the  slightest twinge of the trouble since.  I am, therefore, a very enthusiastic  friend of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,  and recommend them,to all who are  similarly troubled."  There is no mystery about the cures  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills make. They  act upon the blood, enriching and  purifying it, and in this way feed the  nerves and reach the root of the disease. That is why they cure such  common ailments as anaemia, pimples and eczema, indigestion, rheumatism, neuralgia, St. Vitus dance, paralysis, ancl the irregularities in health  of growing girls and women. Sold by  all medicine dealers or by mail at 50  cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50  from the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  A certain man-had a disastrous experience in gold mine speculations.  One day a number of colleagues were  discussing the subject of speculation,  when one of-them said to this speculator:  ���������   "Old chap, as an expert, give us a  definition of the term 'bonanza.' "  "A 'bonanza,'" replied the experienced man. with emphasis, "is a hole  in the ground owned by a champion  liar!"���������Pick-Me-TJp.  A Pill that Proves its Value.���������Those  of weak stomach will iind strength in  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, because  they serve to maintain the healthful  action of the stomach and the liver,  irregularities in vJilch are most distressing. Dyspeptics are well acquainted with them ancl value them  at their proper worth. They have afforded relief when other preparations  have failed, and have effected cures  in ailments of long standing where  other medicines were found unavailing.  Mother Doyle Assisted Miss Florence  Nightingale   In, Crimean  War.  One of the most interesting survivors among the few who still remain  of the noble band of women who nura-  ed with Miss Florence Nightingale in  the Crimea has passed away in Mother .Mary Aloysius Doyle, at the Convent of Mercy, Or'ort, County Galway,  Ireland.   The venerable lady had attained the great age of 94 years, but  her faculties were  unimpaired.    The  great value of. the services rendered  by the first party of nurses who went  out  with   Miss  Nightingale   led   Mr.  Sidney Herbert to request Miss Stanley,   sister   of   the   former   Dean   of  Westminster,  to   select  further, reinforcements for her,  and letters were  written to all the convents in Ireland  for trained volunteers.    In the Community-Room of the Convent of Mercy, Carlow, that letter was read aloud,  and all the nuns expressed their desire to go.   Sister Mary Aloysius and  Sister Mary Stanislaus, both devoted  and     enthusiastic,     ancl '' personally  strong,  were chosen, and the departure was made with all promptitude.  At  Kingstown  they  joined  others oi  the Irish contingent, and started amid  loud   demonstrations   of   admiration  and   approval.    Tn  London   they  received  the  benediction  of  Dr.   Manning.   Sailing from Portsmouth, they  traveled   across   France,    embarking  again   at   Marseilles.     They   had   a  wretched passage on the old Egyptus  to Gallipoli, where they disembarked.  Miss Nightingale had not work at first  for the new arrivals at Scutari, but as  soon as Christmas was over she found  calls for five, among whom was Sister  Mary Aloysius, at the General Hospital.    Here her first duties were in  the. stores. ' ,  They followed the campaign through  and on their return to Dublin the  sisters were received with every manifestation of affection, a grand Te  Deum was sung, and a High Mass of  thanksgiving offered. Subsequently  Sister Mary Aloysius went to the convent at Gort, where her sister is -still  living. But, though living in quiet,  her services had not been forgotten,  and in the year of the Diamond Jubilee Queen Victoria conferred upon her  tho decoration of the Royal Red Cross.  A PENSION REVELATION.  A DOGS' CLUB.  London's Luxurious Resort For Aristocratic Canine Pets.  London Is tbe only city lu the world  boasting' a dogs' club. The club is in a  pleasant suit of rooms near the Troc-n-  dero and close to Regent street. Hand  some rugs" cover the floors, the windows-are,.veiled in Ince and silk, and  luxurious sofas are ranged against the  walls, while a profusion of soft' pillows are scattered about for the comfort of aristocratic dogs who /prefer  the floor for a nap. Dainty satin lined  wicker baskets are provided for the  smaller pets. The membership fee is  half a sovereign, but this does not include meals, baths or tips to the attendants. ���������'  Ladles going shopping or to the theater leave their pugs and poodles at the  club nnd give the attendant in charge  at the time a few shillings for looking  after it, but if the dog is fed half a  crown Is charged. This pays for a mutton chop and milk. A whole crown  provides the little animal with minced  chicken. For a half sovereign Fido Is  bathed, brushed and perfumed, nnd If  he is a French poodle his hair is carefully curled. A veterinary is attached  to. the club to see that only dogs in  perfect health are admitted, all sick  members being quarantined in a separate room. Blankets, boots, collars,  harness, soaps nnd brushes nnd all the  accessories of a fashionable dog's toilet as well as dogsmecUclnes are sold at  the club.���������New York Press.  HELEN V PE-1-1.  Be What You Are.  Be    passion's    slave,    be    pleasure's  thrall-  But be it. utterly, all in all I  Be not to-day, to-morrow, one,  Another when a year is gone,  Be what you are with all your heart,  And not by pieces ancl in part.  ���������Henrik Ibsen.  "Here! I thought I sent you off to  school two hours ngro!"  "There! I,������*iiew I forgot something,  but I couldn't think what it was!"���������  St. r.ouis Post-Dispatch.  The Noose.  Teacher (expectantly) ��������� Now. children, how many of you can tell me  what a lasso is?  Willie (hurriedly raising Ills hand)���������  Please, ma'am, it's_a long rope with a  runniug nose at the end.���������Judge's Library.  A  Natural  Phenomenon.  "Did you ever notice chic-kens and  geese wrestling in sport like the higher  animals?"  "No, and It is just ns well, for it  would be sure to result in fowl play."  ���������Baltimore American.  Too Cheap.  The class at kirk had been reading  Ihe story of Joseph and his brethren,  and it came to the turn of the visiting  minister to pviimiiio tho boys.  tuc replies to all of his questions had  been quick, intelligent and correct,  such as:  "What great crime did these sons of  Jacob commit?"  "They sold their brother Joseph."  "Quite correct. And for how much?"  "Twenty pieces of silver."  "And what added to the cruelty and  wickedness of these bad brothers?"  A pause.  "What made their treachery even  more detestable and heinous?"  Then a bright little fellow stretched  out an eager hand.  "Well, my man?"  "Please, sir, they gelt him ower  cheap."  Very Nearly Trouble.  "Horace, you don't love me as you  used to."  "Not altogether, my dear. When we  were first married I loved you for your  beauty. Now I love you for your real  worth, your many excelleucies of mind  and heart and for your"���������  "So, Horace II iggsworthy! You think  I've got entirely over my good looks,  do you? Let me toll you, sir"���������  "And for your unfailing sweetness of  disposition, my dear."  Uncertain whether to go ahead and  scold him Just the same or to indulge  in a good cry. she compromised by  doing neither and fell to darning his  Bocks with renewed energy.  Repeal, it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds."  In New York city considerable more  than one-half of all the people, or  about 2,800,000 persons, have deposits  in the savings banks.  As a vermifuge there is pothing so  potent as Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator,  and  it  can  be  given  to  the-moet-dolioato-ohild-without'tear  of injury to the constitution.  Irishman   Proves to   Have  Lived   III  Years  In One Parish.  May a romance is being revealed  through the investigation of the  claims for old age pensions. Among  the applicants in Ireland is Charles  Kelly, who lives in the parish of In-  ver, among the wild mountains near  the. little town of Mount Charles,  Donegal. *  ".  This wonderful old man has reached  the remarkable age of 111, but his  sight and hearing are still fairly  good, and his interest in the working  of the little holding on which he  resides (and which is now owned by  his youngest son, a sprightly youth  of sixty) is unabated.  Mr. Kelly was born about three  miles from Mount Charles, and has  never lived out of the parish of Inver.  He practically created the little house  ancl holding out of the barren mountain side on which it stands. He  jokes with animation on the. labors of  his early days, when he carried-on  his back_from the adjoining moors  every stone for the construction of  his house. Seen from a distance the  little farm,'marked by a few trees,  stands out like an* oasis amid the  desert of barren brown heath with  which it is surrounded.  The old man had a vivid recollection of the struggles he underwent in  tiding over the awful years of the  Irish famine, but, remote as he has  always been from towns and unable  to read or write, he has but little recollection of historical or political  events which took place during his  life. _    -    ~   -  'A Candid Critic.  "A criticism that has helped me a  great deal In my work came from a  man to whom I took a picture to be  framed," said a young woman who  spends much of her time copying in the  Metropolitan Museum of Art. "As the  picture progressed my frlends'.-told me  It was fcne. Some of the other copyists  said it had value, character, good coloring and all those things, and even ono  of the guards in the gallery got real  friendly one day and remarked that it  was the best copy of that picture he  had seen. I begau to think that maybe  nfter all. my several years of studj  "were beginning to bear fruit. At the  framer'a i picked out a nice frame, and  the franier began to figure on the cost.  "Til tell you, miss,' he said, 'thai  frame will come to ������3.98. If "I were  you I'd get something cheaper for that  picture.' "���������New York Suu.  A Cure for Rheumatism.���������A painful  and persistent form of rheumatism  is caused by impurities in the blood,  the result of defective action of the  liver and- kidneys. The blood becomes tainted by the introduction of  uric acid, which causes much pain in  tlio tissues and in the joints. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills aie known to  have effected many remarkable cures,  and their use is strongly recommended. A trial of them will convince  anyone of their value  Out.,  MRS. F. CftRR.  MRS.   F.  CARR,    Vinoland,  Can., writes:  "For several years I was afflicted  with catarrh, which made life a burden. The ^coughing and hacking  which accompanied the disease was  terrible.  "The complaint finally extended to  the stomach and I was in a wretched  condition.  "I tried different remedies and the  best professional treatment all in vain.  "Finally, as a last resort, I tried  Peruna upon the recommendation or  my sister in Hamilton.  "I could see steady improvement  ancl after using four bottles of that  precious medicine .1 was feeling well  again, my old trouble being completely a thing of the past.  "To-chiv I would not take one thousand dollars for what this grand medicine has clone for me."  Peruna is a universally recognized  catarrh remedy. It will relieve catarrh  in its most obstinate form.  A Smile or. Two.  .   Mrs. Stubb���������Now, women are -not  impulsive    like    you   men. They always measure their words.  Mr. Stubb (with a sigh)���������Oh, if  some of them would only give short  measure!  "So your son Josh is going to law  school?"  "Yes," answered Funnel- Corntossel,  "but he don't pay no 'tention whatever to his books. I guess maybe  he's a-going to be one of these lieio  unwritten  lawyers."  The newest thing in freak photography in Egypt is posing for photographs in cardboard sphinx moulds  and mummy cases. A hole is left  where the face of the sphinx should  be, and English ancl American faces  peer out *rom this vantage upon the  photographer. Exceptionally live  mummy effects are made in the same  way.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  It is said that when Macaulay, a  boy of six, was asked to have some  more pudding, he politely replied,  "Thank you I have enjoyed an ample  sufficiency."  This sage reply is matched by a  little Cleveland girl, who, when offered a second frosted cake, showed  her excellent training by answering,  "Mamma has directed me to always  refrain from taking a second piece of  anything."  It is gratifying to know, however,  that the childish nature promptly reasserted itself when the little maid  added:  "But you can lay it on my plate, if  you please."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  - The  Premier's Trick.  At a. meeting in Liverpool on one  occasion   Mr.   Asouith   began   a  sentence, stopped in the middle of it, and  took a gulp of water from a tumbler  beside him.     The  audience   roared.  "Ah,"   said   the   Premier,   "that's   a  trick I learned of Bob Lowe.   'If you  stop  to drink  at  the  end  of  a sen-'  tenco, depend upon it some other fellow will pop up to cut you short,' he  said."   As an example "of the Premier's wit,  the following might be recalled.   One of the first law cases in  which Mr. Asquith  came into prominence was the famous trial of Hawke  v.   Dunn,   when   the  "Anti-Gambling  League did  their utmost to prohibit  betting on Kempton Park race course.  Mr. Asquith appeared for the league,  and  argued  that the  course- was  "a  nlacc within the meaning of the act."  During the hearing various more or  less acceptable .theories were put forward  as  to  whnt did  not  constitute  a  place.    "Suppose,"  said  Mr.  Justice Wright, "I were to give you an  area   marked   by    the. meridians   of  longitude,   would   that    constitute   a  place in your opinion, Mr. Asquith?"  "That, my lord," wns Mr.  Asquith's  instant and  witty retort,  "would  be  merely  a matter of degree."  NADiAN  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADA  EXCURSIONS  Low Round Trip Rates to  ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND  MARITIME   PROVINCES  Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, inclusive, good to  return  within  three  *** months.  Tickets issued in connection Atlantic  Steamship  Business  will be  on -sale  from Nov. 21,  and limited    to   five  months from date of issue.  Finest  Equipment.      Standard   First-  class Sleeping and Tourist Cars on all  Through Trains.  2 Through Express Trains Dai'y  THEN"TORONTO  EXPRESS"  Leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.10, making   connections   at   Toronto   for   all  points east and west thereof.  Apply to nearest C.P.R. agent for full  information.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures Gold9, &c.  The greatest good the Suffragettes  are doing in their prison visitations  is that they are destroying the blight,  of. irrevocable dishonor attached to  the fact of having been in prison.  What if a man has been to prison P  His experiences can bff now discussed with those of many charming, intelligent, and exemplary ladies. They  can compare psychological notes; they  can bring forward useful suggestions  for reform.���������Queen.  O^ SM .A, OI A: IM  PAOBF3C  SINCLE FARE  Plus $2.00 for the  Round Trip  From all stations in Ontario,  - ort Arthur and west, Manitoba,"  Saskatchewan   and   Alberta   to  VANCOUVER  VICTORIA and  Also   to   OKANAGAN   VALLEY  and   KOOTENAY   POINTS  I  Tickets on sale December 1,  2, 3/ 17, 18, 19, 1908. January  4, 5, 6, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 1909,  good to return within three  months.  Minard's  Liniment  Cures   Distemper.  -Harvard Lampoon.  Good Scheme.  "How did you cure him of rocking  the boat?"  "Quite easily. 1 simply began to toy  with an unloaded pistol I happened to  have."���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  Willing to Help.  Grouchly-TImes are hard, my deal,  and we will have to economize.  Mrs. Grouchly-Very well, I'll begin  by discharging the cook.  Gronc&Jy-Do you think that ad visa-  ble?  "Setting the River on Hre."  fn   old   English   times,   when   each  family was obliged to sift Its own flour,  It sometimes  happened that an energetic man would turn his sieve so rapidly as to,cuuse it to catch lire.   The  style of sieve used In those days was  called u "temso," and It becume a customary say ing Unit a lazy man would  never set Ihe ionise on fire.'   Now, it  happens that the name of the river  Thames Is pronounced like the name  of this old (lour sieve, and after many  years, when the old fashioned teniae  was forgotten. It was thought that setting the loinse on fire meant setting  tt< river on lire, and tbut is why today we tmy that a stupid person will  npver set Hip river on firi^  An Impediment to Plain Speaking.  "Down In Pike county," said nn Arkansas statesman, "wo had a trial f  attended once where a man named  Joinson wa������ on the stand. Joinsou  wns for the defease, and tho way he  was setting things straight was a caution. '  "'Here,'-sold the attorney for the  prosecution when ho took Joiuson lu  hand, 'I waut you to stop prevaricating. Don't you know you tiro uuder  oath 2'  " 'Stop what?' asked tho wltncsn.  " 'Stop prevaricating.'  "The witness drew himself up with  Hill Smith is a Bucks county storekeeper, and last spring he came down  to Philadelphia to purchase his stock  of goods for the summer trade. The  goods were shipped immediately and  reached his store before he did.  Among the lot of cases and packages  was a box shaped something like a  collin. When Bill's wife saw this one  sho uttered a scream and called for a.  hammer. The drayman,' hearing her  shrill cries, rushed in to see what tho  trouble was. The wife, pale and faint,  pointed to the following inscription  on the box: "Bill inside."��������� Philadelphia Ledger.  Mrs. Grouchly-Sure.   You won't eat    ^cut dignify.   'Well,' ho said, 'I'd like  Uf as much If I do the cooking my. ' to know uc/,v " n**"' cm* help prevarl*  -Viva. cutiii* when he'j lo.-it two front teotlil'"  half  f-clf.-Chlpngo  %������^X$^ttil!pft#ft'''f'''~''"r".''''"  ~~s  Sun   Melts   Ore.  A citizen of Johannesburg, South  Africa, has come forward-.with, an invention that will revolutionize the  smelting of ores, the heat of the sun  being the only heat required.  Thc inventor uses a metal cylinder  slung from a sort of gallows. The  smaller end is a carbon crucible encased in graphite, and the larger end  of the cylinder is turned to the sun,  the rays of which are focused into tho  crucible, which very soon becomes  white hot. Pieces of metal placed in  the crucible-'arc rapidly melted, the  temperature being 2,550 degrees.  Ideas of the Soul.  The old Egyptians thought the soul  was a bird with n human face and human hands, which, xm thc death of  him in whom it dwelt on earth, flew  to the gods, its kin. Drawings and  sculptured figures show this little  winged soul, sometimes represented as  perched by tlie sarcophagus, touching  the mummy, in a last farewell before  It rose In heavenward flight.  Among the Greeks the soul was  thought of as a tiny human figure. In  Roman days the butterfly was taken as  Its symbol. In mediaeval pictures and  reliefs wo seo It leaving tho mouth of  tho dead, cither as a child or as a tiny  naked man���������as, for example, Is shown  In tho Camno Santo of Pisa lu Orca-  gna's fresco of tho "Triumph of  Death." ,  In northern lands wo learn from  folkloro tho soul not seldom left tho  body as n mouse, or a snake. It was  on tho former superstition that the  story of tho bishop of Hatto was  based and also, as some say, that of  tho "Pled Piper of Hamelln."  ALWAYS,  EVERYWHERE    IN    CANADA,  ASK   FOR  Eddy's  Matches  have  hailed from   Hull  since   1851���������and these   67  /ears of Constant    Betterment have   resulted     in    Eddy's Matches  reaching   a   Height   of   Perfection attained by No Others. ~       ������i  Sold  and   used  everywhere   in  Canada.  FINE  >0  P  1ELT_  Whether yon consider  Dependable Qualify, Ease and Comfort,  Dressy Appearance, or Reasonable  Price, Elmira Fell Shoes and Slippers  meet each and every requirement.  Jmlat on the dealer showing yo-a the "Elmira"  Trademark when purchaahig felt footwear.  8oldby Deafen Throughout the West  nTWTrcr.u,rBuagi  43  fk  zsmtstmimmmmMmi  _^aii-������i��������� rV.lvV  !r������'l  5 'I  ���������:M1  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD, , BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  "For three weeks I actually  had to be fed like one feeds.a  baby, because my hands and  arms- were so covered - with  eczema that they had to be  bound up all the time."  That is ihe experience of Miss  Violet M. McSorley, of 75, Gore Street,  S.iult Sle. Marie. She adds: "I  ���������could not hold spoon nor fork.' From  finger tips to elbows the dreaded disease  spread, my finger nails came off and my  flesh was one raw mass. The itching  and the pain were almost excruciating.  I had three months ofuhis torture and  at one time amputation was discussed."  "Zam-Buk alone saved my hands  and arms. I persevered with il and in  the end had my reward. To-day, I am  cured completely of every trace of the  dreaded eczema, and I fervently hope  that sufferers from skin disease may  know of my case and- the miracle  Zam-Buk has worked."  Zam-Buk is without equal for eczema,  ringworm, ulcers, abscesse-, piles, cracked  hands; cold sores, chapped placet, and  all skin injuries and di-eases. Druggists  and stores at 50 cents a box, or post  free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for  same pr-ce. You are warned against  dangerous substitutes sometimes offered  as "just as good."  Always Exciting.  "I visited E. E. Thomas and found  him doing well after his motor accident," said a member of thc Automobile Club of America'. "Thomas, a.<-  usual, railed against our bad roads.  "Repaid that a friend who lived ii  the country had been in to see him.  " 'The country is all right in the  summer,' Thomas admitted, 'but ii  the fall and winter don't" vou find il  dullP'  "'Dull?' said the other. 'No, indeed. Why, out our way some motoi  oar or other gets stuck in the mud  every night'/'  No one need ondure the agony 0!  corns with Holloway's Corn Cure a!  hand to remove them.  ��������� .Cardinal Logue, during iii������ visit' t  Pocantico Hills, was asked how inan\  sermons a" preacher could prepare iu  a week. .   _  Smiling, Cardinal Logue answered-  ,    "If the preacher is a man of extraordinary ability he can prepare, one-  sermon; if a man of average ability,  two; if a blockhead, ten or twelve.'  ���������Washington Star.'-  $100 REWARD, $100.  The   readers of this paper will dc  , pleased to learn that there is at leasi  ' one dreaded disease that science liar  been able to cure in all its stages  ,and that is Catarrh.   Hall's Catarrh  Cure is the only positive curo    nov  ' 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, 0.  An Absurd Expression.  Dr. W. J. Garnett writes to tin-  London Saturday' Review, protesting  against the phrase, "By the- skin of  my teethJ'-ns recently used by 0  well knovh court official in mic of  his- public - addresses. * Dr. Garnett  points out that "these words so generally used are not only a mis-quotation, but a perversion of the  meaning conveyed in the poem by  the true text. Reference to the Book of  Job, six, 20, will show the protagonist as made to say, not 'I am escaped by thc - skin of my teeth,' but  'with the skin,' meaning, not '������"have  escaped with great difficulty,' but  'destitute of everything I possessed,  just as thc teeth are destitute of  skin.'" Dr. Garnett concludes:  "The latter is appropriate and forcible, the former, nn'absurd metaphor,  and it is high time it were relegated  to the same category as 'creating 11  Frtuikenstoin,' and similar corrupt  texts."  COSTA RICA.  She  Her  Has Not Much Need For  Army, 8uch as It' Is,  . While for generations Central'America unseen the scene of frequent revolutions and nearly all of the countries  there have been torn asunder by civil  wars, yet'Costa Itica has beeu exempt  from these internal strifes and has remained peaceful and loyal to the constituted authorities. She stands out today as a conspicuous exception to ber  sister republics, and practically without a navy and with "an army of less  than a thousand men, the couutry Illustrates, in the habits of the people,  In their cordial greeting to foreigners  and foreign capital, In the' confidence  shown In each other, and in the justice of the government,, that the arts  of peace are the best paying Investment any nation can make. Her army  Is rarely needed, and during an inter  view which I had with her distinguished president, Cleto Gonzales VI-  quo?., he told me that revolution at  home was out of tho question, nnd as  Costa Itica had not had a claim fromv  a foreign country for fifty years there  was not much likelihood of an army  hciiig needed to fight a foreign foe.  Any healthy Costa Ilicnn between  .the ages of eighteen nnd forty may enlist in Ihe army. The soldiers are  usually from the poorer class and  come from (he rural districts, many of  them being of Indian descent nnd having very Utile education. The period  of enlistment Is only four months, and  at the expiration of that time they  may go to their homos or ro-enllst,  which many of them do. While the  greater pari of the time is spent at  drills, four months' practice Is hardly  sufficient to make a well disciplined  soldier, even if he Is auxlous to learn  and applies himself assiduously, and  the Costa Rlcan soldier hns both of  these qualities. 'The army\uniform is  blue duck, and many of the men are  without shoes���������as ono of them said to  me, because he preferred It through  force of habit and because he was  more comfortable In his bare feet. He  was roared in a village where boys  rarely wore shoes, and as he grew to  manhood the habit still clung jto hlrh.-  Leslio's Weekly.  Persons have been known to  gain a poundadayby takingan  ounce of Scctfs Emulsion. It-  is strange, but it often happens.  Somehow the dunce produces  the pound; it seems to start  the digestive machinery going  properly, so that the patient is  able to digest and absorb his  ordinary food which he could  not do before, and that is the  way the gain is made.  A certain amount of flesh is -  necessary for health; if you  have not got it you can get it  by taking  MISGUIDED GENIUS.  Send this advertisement, together with name  of paper In which it appears, your address and  four cents to cover postage, and we will send  you a "Complete Handy AUas of the World."  SCOTT 41 BOWNE  126 WelUastoa StreetW. TORONTO. ONT,  Some Names In Harvard.  Three points of the compass are here  ���������North. South and West���������and there  are Eastou and Eastman, but no East  Elere, too,- are England, France, Ire  land nnd Wales in full and the dwell  ers of many other countries���������viz, Dane,  Hun, Lombard, English, French, Scot.   n,h.?,r, '. . ,  niitr.i,   n^iiov   -v,,-..���������.,*   nu���������.,Lj.. /Chilblains come from undue exposure  Absent-minded  Genius.  The, absent-mindedness of great  thinkers is a well known phenomenon.  When Morse had completed his wonderful telegraphic system he confessed to a difficulty which appeared almost .insurmountable. ''As long as  poles can be used,"-he said to'a friend  one,clay, "it is easy. But what must  be done when we come to a bridge?  We cannot use poles there, and tho  wire would break o'f its own weight  without some support."  .-"Well," replied the friend, "why  not fix the wires to the bridge?"  Morse looked at him thoughtfully  for a moment, and then exclaimed,  "I never thought of that. It's the  very thing."  This-instance of mental concentration on one leading idea to the exclusion of all others is almost as remarkable as that told of Sir Isaac  Newton, who cut a hole in his study  -loor to allow his favorite cat to come  ind go freely, and then cut a smaller  ine for the use of her kitten.���������Dundee Advertiser.  A Sculptor Who  Dovotod  Himself to  Producing  Fake' Antiques.  One 'of, the most astonishing examples nf genius devoting itself'to  forgery was that of the Italian Bas-  tianini.- Born in 1830 in the midst of  abject poverty, he. had, property  speaking, - no systematic education,  either literary or artistic. But he  had real genius.  -' An r.������\iquarian of the name oi  Freppa employed him for 40 cents  per clay to produce "antiques" which  might be sold at a "good profit; 80  .this became Bastianini's life work���������  the production of 'forgeries.  One oMiis most celebrated works  is the bust of_Savonarola. Persuaded that here 'was a real fifteenth  century bust, two public spirited  gentlemen collected t $2,000 andN purchased it from Freppa to prevent its  sale and exportation.  One critic, Dupre, declared that he  must assign it to Michelangelo for  its force-and to Robbia for the ex  quisitcness' of its treatment, regarding it as a. wonderfully beautiful  work of art. .   ,,  Sir Frederick Leighton, the noted  English painter,-having received a  photograph, placed it, "like a aacred  image, at the head of his bed." It  is said that tho Grand Duchess Marie  of Russia nnd Lippart seriously  thought of building a temple to house  this wonderful bit of art.  But, notwithMindintt the plaudits  of those who "knew," the bust' was  a fake.' Rumors having become current that the piece of teTra cotta wac  not what it purported to be, one of  the purchasers abruptly demanded  of Bastinnini one day at his workshop whether he was the creator of  the bust. And he admitted that he  was.  But this was not the only g���������������at  "success" of Bastianini. A terra  colta bust of Benevieni, a sixteenth  century poet of Florence, was regarded as a_ contemporary work cf  art and purchased by the LouvTe for  $2,600 and installed in a room containing work of Michelangelo him  self.  To Redden  the E  SHOULD^ BE AIM DP WE/\K, NEft-  VOUS,  aiZZY,   PALE   PEOPLE^  REDDEN BLOOD WITH  ALEXANDRA AT HOME.  Rich,,red blood.  That is what pale, nervous,   weak  people need.-  _ Red blood to form new cells and  tissues, to, invigorate the nerves, to  strengthen the heart's action, to give  energy and vigor to the organs of .the  body.  The elements from which1'' nature  forms rich, red blood are found in  conden-ed and easily assimilated  form in Dr, A. W. Chase's Nerve Food  and because of 'its wonder'ul blood-  building qualities this great restorative has become world-famous.  ��������� There is no guesswork, no experimenting with this treatment. Every  dose is bound to do you a certain  amount of good.  Miss Cynthia Hutchinson, Hance-  ville, B. O, writes: "I feel it my duty  to tell what a great friend Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food haB been to me. I would  have written sooner but wanted to  be sure I was thoroughly cured. Before using this medicine my nervous  system was so completely run down  that my friends, as well as myself,  thought I could never get better. All  medicines failed .to help me.  "A trial of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  benefited me, and I used altogether  seven boxes. At the end of a month  people -carcely knew me, I had improved so much. The hlood was enriched, color Improved, new flesh added, and I got strong and well. Several  of my friends have profited by my  experience and received great benefit  from this treatment."  The portrait and signature of A.W.  Chase, M.D., the famous Receipt Book  author, are on every box of the genuine. BO cents at all dealers or Edman-  son,' Bate3 & Co., Toronto.  Dutch, Pollak. Norman, Rhinelandor,  Germain, Irish, Switzer and Welch. Al  a glance we discover Fayorweather,  Cloud, Fogg, and Gale, Frost .and  Snow; Rivers, Eddy nnd Ford; hill.  Highlands, Moors, Field and Meadows; Pool, Poud; Lake, Shore, Leo.  Harbor, Haren;"Whorf, Dock and Pier;  Day, Noon aud Morrow, but no Time,  Spring, Summer and Winter, but no  Autumn. The only Doubt who ever  took a degree at Harvard graduated Iu  17-17, just forty years later than Devo  tion. ��������� Gamble, Hazard, Risk and Luck  are all ou the roll. The body, too, U  represented by Head,. Arms, Hand,  Legg, Shinn, Withers and Foot.. For  wear" there are Brogan and Boote,  Bonnet, Belt, Capps, Collar, Cape,, and  so ou. Blight, Dole and Paine are'balanced by Blis's and Joy, Wanton by  Virtue, Noyes by Still, Moody and  Cross'by. Smile and Gay, Stout by  Leeu, Short by Long, Far by Nye,  Savage by'Sweet, Poor by Rich.���������Harvard Graduates' Magazine.  to slush and cold and frost-bite from  the icy winds of winter. In the treatment of either there is no better preparation than Dr. Thomas' Eclectric  Oil, as it counteracts the inflp.mmation  ancl relieves the pain. The action of  the oil is instantaneous and its application is extremely simple.  "That is old Allrock's _ daughter,  who married'a count; her wealth is  countless."  "And"she wishes she were."  Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  Among birds the swan lives to be  the oldest, in extreme cases reaching '300 years. The falcon has been  known to live over 162 years.  Only Self Supporting.  ���������It Is told that Cyrus Leland, while  pushing his candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, wrote  a letter to a Kansas farmer asking  him for his support at the primary.-.  "Answer this letter, daughter," said  the farmer to his fifteen-year-old girl,  of whose penmanship he was proud,  when the letter reached him. "Tell  Uncle Cy that I am too busy In tho  field to do anything for him. Tell  him I'm working early and late to get  in my crops."  Tho girl waited until her father had  gone back to his fields and then penned this short note, which she thought  told the story, 'Tnpa has all he can do  to 'support- himself without supporting anybody else." She mailed it-  Kansas City Journal.  Family  s/'cian  A General's Hobby.  General Sir Beauchamp Duff Is generally understood to be tho most probable successor to Lord Kitchener in the  supreme command in India, and this  will be a fitting reward for one who  lias a very fine military, record for  hard, unremitting work. A short time  ago another officer was trying hard to  Hud out General Duff's recreations.  "Do you play bridge?" he asked. "Not  much," replied the general. "Billiards  perhaps?" "Very little." "Chess?"  "Badly." "Any outdoor sports?" "At  rare Intervals." The Interrogator then  lost his patience. "Then what on earth  do you do?" "The rarest thing possible  In the British army," was Duff's reply.  "I work."-London Tntlcr.  DELICATE CHILDREN  MADE WELL AND STRONG  The little ones are frail Their hold-  upon life is slight. At-the very first  symptoms of trouble Baby's Own Tablets should be given. This modicine  cures colic, sour stomach, indigestion,  diarrhoea, constipation, teething troubles and other minor ailments. It is  .equally good for the new born babe  as thc well grown child. Mothers  have the guarantee of a government  analyst that this medicine contains  no opiate or poisonous soothing stuff.  Mrs. Cressman, New Hamburg, Out.,  says:���������"I have used Baby's Own Tablets for stomach trouble and constipation with marked success. I feel that  my little ones are safe when I have a  box of Tablets in the house." Sold by  medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont."  Play is work that you don't have  to do.  Simple Everyday Life of the Queen of  Enfjland���������A Great Letter Writer.  Few people can realize the comparative simplicity of the everyday life  of Queen Alexandra, especially when  iu Scotland or at Sandringham. While  in Norfolk the queen spends much of  her time in the open air, walking, driving and doing short expeditions In ber  motor car.  After breakfast she and one or more  of the several'lauica-who may be staying in the house make oh" expedition  to kennels, stables and poultry yard  to .feed and Interview the favorite  dogs, horses and poultry of the establishment. In the afternoon a drive is  arranged, and the evenings pass cheerily with music, cards and conversation.  Dinner at Sandringham is always at  8:45. .  It may be mentioned, says Town and  Country, that the royal servants'- liveries have a quaint old world appearance and are different in cut to those  seen elsewhere. The coats are scarlet, made In' the swallowtail style, with  dark blue waistcoats edged'by narrow  gold braid. The men wear no collars,  but have gold stocks, olid white satin  breeches aud white silk stockings complete their, stately costume. All tbe  royal menservants ore over six feet in  height.  The'queen Is an indefatigable letter  writer. She has been known to write  as many as forty letters In one day  with her own hand, and Miss Knollys,  her lady in waiting, often would get  through a hundred, all written under  the queen's personal oupcrvlslou.  Queen Alexandra's l note paper is  cream colored and rather rough, with  the royal crown and address in dark  blue and of the simplest design.  During the shooting season the queen  sends a great deal of game to her own  particular friends, and the hampers  are labeled "With the queen's compliments." At Christmas time she often  presents her intimates with a signed  photograph of herself in a silver frame.  Queen Alexandra is a keen photographer and bas transferred some of her  photographs on to china.  STAGE SCENERY.  Modern Settings Tax the Ingenuity of  the Builders.  The big scenic- artists do little actus)  painting beyond making " the model,  unless they have a panoramic effect.  That they do themselves, standing on  the paint bridge, many feet from the  floor, while the canvas Is raised or  lowered The panoramic effects are  hard to handle. One difficulty is to  avoid fluttering when a draft sweeps  across the stage. Mountains that  tremble hazily are not conducive to  Illusion.  With the elaborate productions of  luto vears the Importance of the builder of scenery has increased, says Everybody's Magazine, -i-'irnieriy, when  the scenery consisted merely "or-onn-  vas stretched over a wooden frame, it  was simple enough. But the struggle  for realism and seasatlonal effects has  developed dlllicult problems for the  builder of stage scenery to^-solve.  Every piece of scenery must-be.made  so that It can be folded into slrlps five  feet nine. Inches ' wide, because--the  doors of the baggage cars in which it  Is transported are only sis feet in  breadth. Also every piece must be  light and so constructed that one  scene can be4 removed and another  put in place within ten minutes. It  may t::ke thirty hours of continuous  work to get the scenery "set up," to  use a technical expression, after it is  brought into tlie theater. After that  the work of <��������� hanging a scene is eom-  paratlvoly-p.-i<!,v..   A LAUNDRY HINT.  Turpentine, Prevents   Silk   Stockings  From' Fading-  There was, once^ a time when, black  Bilk stockings \Tefe-,ionsIdere4_fash'ion-  nble with every toilet,' but now it has  become the fashion among well dressed women to bave everything match,  and from the crown of the head to the  tip of the toe must be a blending of  one color, which does not permit of the  hard contrast of a black shoe and  stocking against a light gown.  The only trouble with silk stockings  is the washing of them. If the laundress is not an expert in that line a  delicate and expensive pair cau be  easily ruined,      <  The best way is to fill a basin with  warm water and soapsuds. Let the  Btockings soak a few minutes, then rub  gently and rinse.again with water of  the same temperature. If the stockings are white a Iittlo bluing should  be put in the water both times. In  that way you will avoid having them  turn that peculiar shade of yellow that  all silk Is sure to do.  Using a few drops of turpentine in  thc water with the soap will prevent  the most delicate shades, such as pink,  green and blue, from fading.  Tan stockings are the most difficult  of all to manage. They will get a  greenish tinge to them that Is the  despair of the owner, for It is impossible to keep them from running, no  matter what care Is taken,- and the  water in which they * are washed is  sure to be discolored.  The best way Is to wash a new pair  first. Though the stockings may fade  very little, the water will be a dark  brown. Then take an old pair and let  them soak In the water, in that way  dyeing the old ones the original color.  No fine stockings should ever be  Ironed. After washing they should be  shaken out and _ hung over a towel  rack or the back of a chair. The hot  Iron removes the gloss and makes the  stockings look as if they were cotton,  not silk.  AS TO  OBEYING.  YOU NEED FEAR '. -  ITjO LONGER  GRAVEL WARDED OFF AND CUR.  ED BY DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS ���������  Manitoba Man Tells How His Urinary Troubles-Vanished Before the  Great Canadian  Kidney  Remedy.   ,  .Hamelik, Man., (Special).���������Probably there is no disease to .which man  is heir that causes such a general  dread as Gravel, or Stone in the Bladder, The frightful pains it brings and  the terrible operations'it necessitates  cause a shudder- of- 'apprehension  whenever it is mentioned. But'-theie -  is really no reason why any man or  woman should fear Gravel. * It is,  purely and simply a Kidney disease,  and as such can be either cured or -  guarded against by the use of-Dodd's  K-'dney Pills. Take the case of Mr.  Calvin R. Snyder, well known here.  He says:���������      , ��������� ,      ,    -  "In the spring, of 1907 I was almost  laid up from n lame back and was  also troubled with excessive ' urina- ,  tion. I got a box of Dodd's Kidney  Pills, ancl used them with satisfactory  results. Dodd's Kidney Pills-are the  best Kidney medicine I ever heard *  of." ,   '  If you follow Mr. Snyder's example  and use Dodd's Kidney Pills for slight  urinary disorders, you will never be  troubled with Gravel. If you have  Gravsl, Dodd's Kidney Pills will eur*������  it.  . .' 'I     ."M I III' isjiu       ���������  'Woman's Courage.  I have said that the courage of women is of+*5n of an exalted order, and  this i.������ -rue. Onoo let the "weaker"  sex face a crisis���������I care not what the  crsis may be���������once let a woman know,  the worst, and she will be at her best  as a sort of corollary of circumstances.  And this courage extends even to  the vicious side of female life, for I  do not think women ever confess to  crimes. Men have done so quite often, but I do not remember to have  known or heard of a woman doing  so.���������Fry's Magazine.  CLEANING  GRAY  HAIR.  Minard's  Liniment Co.,  Limited.  Gentlemen,���������Last winter I received  great benefit from the use of MINARD'S LINIMENT in a severe attack  of LaGrippe, and I have frequently  proved it to be very elective in cases  of Inflammation.  ���������    Yours  W. A. HUTCHINSON.  ABOUT  MABEL  The best medicines in the  world cannot take the place of  the family physician. Consult  him early when taken ���������ill." If  the trouble is with your  throat, bronchial tubes, or  lungs, ask him about taking  Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Then  take h or not, as he says.  We publish our formulas  We banluli alcohol  from our medicine.  ��������� We unre' you to  consult your  -        doctor  Bilious attacks, sick-headaches, indigestion, constipation, dizzy spells ���������these  are some of the results of an inactive  liver. Ask your doctor if he endorses  Ayer's Pills in these cases. The dose  is small, one pill at bedtime,  c^-Uti* by tfti J. C.lyw Oo., Lo viU, Kvnr���������  Mttbol puzzles mo n lot.  Mabel's changeable, 1 ween.  Pretty Mabol, who Is not  Any moro than fair eighteen.  Mabel has such ruby lips.  Oh, her charms are very manyl  Last year she had rounded hips.  This-year Mabel hasn't any.  Mabel's eyes aro azure blue.  Mabel's checks aro rosy pink.  She would tako,your heart from you  IC she only smiled, I think.  Tot a licklo maid she trips  Through   tlio   world  In  ways   uim  canny.  Last year she had rounded hips.  This year Mabol hasn't any.  Mabel's smllo is still tho same.  Mabel says her heart Is mine,  Seeing her you would not blame  Mo for kneeling at her shrine.  But tho changes Mabol slips  Over mo aro far too many.    \  Last year sho had rounded hips.  This year Mabol hasn't any.  ���������Dotrolt Freo Press,  He Caught It.  I just caught the train with the young  lady in it.  In spite of tho crush ancl crowd that  wns there.  But was down on my luck the very  next minute.  I just caught the    train    with    the  young lady in it.  For a rip ancl a cry and a scream  rent the air,  And the dancers all   slopped���������'twas  rent past repair.  I just caught the train with the young  lady in it.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in  cows.   : _,. '  '  Baldlieiidecl Gentleman (having his  boots polished in a hotel)���������Confound  it, you take an .abominably long time  about it.  Shoeblack���������Yes, sir; it nin't done so  quick as when you 'avo your 'air cut!  tm^m'tmmmmm  ___  Spoiled His Appetite,  "Every bit of food on this tablf."  sold the serving lady to Lamson as ho  sat down to eat at the church suppor,  "was coolced by your wife."  "Oh. I don't tnhid," rejoined Lamson faintly. "I'm not a bit hungry,  anyway!"~-Xew York Thnos.  The Name of  Black Watch  On a Tag on a Plug of  Black, Chewing Tobacco  Stands (or Quality.  Much Care Necessary to Keep It In  Good Condition.  The woman who has gray hair wuy  be very proud of It because of its artistic beauty and the fact that It Is the  height of fashion.  iier problem In these days Is how to  keep It clean. For the first time she  envies tne woman who has the kind of  hair that can be washed In anything  and remain clear and keep its color.  Every speck of dust and soil streaks  white hair with gray and yellow. The  latter Is a sign that the hair needs  cleansing, it Is not always easy to do  this away from home, and it is not always successful when done by any one  else, it Is said by an expert that one  of the best ways to clean It during tho  summer months, when perspiration  takes away all the polish from it, Is to  wash It oneo every threo or four weeks  with the raw white"of an egg mixed  with castlle soap.  The use of bicarbonate of soda Is not  good for any one with gray hair. Borax  and ammonia should also be avoided.  Oue woman whose hair Is Inclined to  be harsh under frequent washings always keeps It clean and sweet smelling  by dusting It two or three times a week  with fiuoly powdered orris root and  good talcum.  She rubs this lu the hair, lets It remain for a day, then shakes it out and  brushes It in small'divisions so the  bristles can draw out every particle of  powder.  This takes the diist with it, whitens  the hair and removes every trace of  perspiration and olllness.  O'ten what appear to be the most  trivial occurrences of life prove to be  the most momentous. Many are disposed to regard a cold ns a slight  thing, deserveing of little consideration, and this neglect often results in  the most serious ailments entailing  years of sufforing. Drive out colds  and coughs with Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup, the recognized remedy for all affections of the throat  and lungs.  It Was Badly Worded.  "A most peculiar effect was produced by an announcement in the ad  vertisements of a county fair to be  held in my state," says Congressman  Champ Clark. "Among other things,  the announcement said that 'attractive  features of this great fair will be  highly amusing donkey races and pig  races.' Then, to the amazement of  the judicious, this note was added .  'Competition in these two contests  will be open to citizens of the county  only.' "���������Cleveland Leader.  That Is the "Last Straw," According to  - - ' Up to Date Bride.  Just one thing the average fall bride  wishes "to know is this: Why should  sho promise to obey when neither the  brides of the Roman nor Greek communions, Jewish brides and Quaker  brides, are compelled to make thi3 old  fashioned promise V  And the worst part of it Is the untruth of It.   'Women are no longer con  scienceless creatures who must be commanded  to bo good and  laden with  other instructions wheuever their other  halves depart. ���������Away back iu the past  when  they  were  uneduc'ated  burden  bearers and never held converse With  guests  this   was  doubtlessly   a   wise  clause.   This question of the pledge of  >������bedlence   which   Is   extracted   from  {Maes ^,1,0 prefer certain forms of  religion  Is  continually  coming under  discussion, and iu these days, when the  equality   of   the   sexes   Is   demanded  and- when many clergy as well as laymen admit that it should  be recognized, it "seems inconsistent that this  vow should'be demanded of .women. -  While It is thought nothing" short of  shocking that daughters should rebel  at this.idea of placing themselves in  subjection to their husbands, many are  not averse to giving them in marriage  to  men  already   possessed   of  wives  from whom they have been divorced,  and, while many consider it a fearful  sign of the times and an indication of  coming disaster that it should even bo  proposed that this vow of obedience  should be deleted from the marriage  service, -yor_fe_w_ would be prepared to  say that because" wonien~o������.,other_ religious views do not make this vow  they are therefore bringing their sex  to naught and uprooting all the traditions of the race.        * 1  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's.Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  One day the office boy went to the  editor of the Soaring Eagle and said:  "There's a tramp at the door, and  he says he has had nothing to eat  for six days."  "Fetch him in," said the editor. "If  we can find out how he docs it we can  run this papor for another week."���������  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  THE NIGHT.  ���������mrrawiaiw^  Women and Morala. '  We  hope  that  women  who claim  their rights will use them soberly and  well. It Is of ill omen that most of the  novels  tlint  throw   morality  to  the  winds and picture vicious living In seductive colors as an exercise of freedom and self realization aro written by  women. Women arc the natural custodians of n high moral standard, and If  thoy lower the standard thoy will fall I  themselves and drag mon down with I  thorn. '  A tremor, a quiver,  Through her ran  As over the river  Thc dawn began.  She drew her veil  Over her eyes,  And her luce grew pale,  As she watched thc sun riae.  8he faded, turned  to a ghost, was gone,  As the morning burned  And tho day came on.  With veiled, sad eye,  And face still wan,  She waited nigh  When the dusk began.  With her tears of bliss  The earth was wot,  And soothed with her kisi  When tho sun was set.  And with stately pride  She sat on her throne  Of her empire wide  When the day had gone;  And her robes sho sproad  With their tiiiblo horn  And crowned her head  With her diadem,  And the mute Earth saw  That a aueon was she,  And gazed with awo  On her majesty.  W. M. McKoraolior.  AN AFTER DINNER THOUGHT,  Oh, my, slgnor, how.seeck I feel  Prom som'theeng I havo ate!  -I had wan oyster een my meal  Dat wassa catch' too late!  .Oh, my, dat soocha leetla theeng  -   "Could mak' so blgga change!  Dees morna I could dance an' seeng,  But now I feel so strange,  I no can 'tand to beezaness, ;r"  But seeta theenkin' here,  An' w'at I theenk you newa guess,  Eet ees so vera queer.  I theenk upon dat groata man  Dat ees da first to com'  For flndln' dcesa granda Ian'���������  Creestoforo Colomb".  Ees dagoman like me, you know���������  Eh?   Yes. but wait, signor.  I tal you som'theeiig, mebbe so,  You newa hear bayfore.  I theenk upon Colombo w'en  He beg hees queen dat she  Would Justa geevo heem sheeps an' met  For help heem cross da sea,  But could no gat da theengs he need,  How mooch ho coax an' beg,  Onteel sho see da theeng he deed  Weoth Justa leetla egg.  Aha, my frand, so you havo read  An" know da story too?  He stan' dat egg upon eeta head,  Like no wan elso could do.  An' so da queen she clap her han's  An' tal Colombo den:  "Now you can go for tlnd dose Ian'a.  I geeve you sheops an'men."  You know w'at happen after dat,  Ees notheeng more to say, "  But hero ees queora thought I gat  Eenslde my head today:  Su'pose���������I ask you now���������su'poao  Dat egg ho bust was bad!  You theenk "da queen would  hold her  nose  An' smlla Just as glad?  You thoonk she gona tal Colomb'  She geeve heom shceps an' sooch  An' evratheeng ho need to com'?  You bat my life, not mooch!  I tal you oef dat egg wao bad  As doesa taste I gat  Colombo mebbe woulda had  Sooch trobla after dat  Dees Ian' whore now wo aro so glad  Would no bo founda yat.  -T.  A.   Daly  In   Catholic  Standard  and  Times.      ' ��������� ���������    ���������    ' ���������  Ready Courage.  Tho Duchesse de Berry, whoso husband was thc sou of Charles X. of  France, Is described In the "Memoirs  of thc Comtcssc dc Bulgne" as one of  the most courageous characters the  writer over knew.  One day, when she was driving with  her husband, the Due de Berry, tho  horses took fright aud ran away. The  duchesse had continued the conversation without changing the tone of her  voice, nnd at lust her husbund exclaimed:  r'"Why, Caroline, do you not bco what  has happened?"  "Yes, 1 see; but as I cannot stop the  horses it Is useless to trouulo about  them."  Tbe carriage wus upset, but no on������  was hurt  S1.00  A COLLAR BAG would make  *j gilt that any man would appreciate.  1 HIS very useful article is almost  indispensable to any one who-travels.  IT is made from fine calf 'leather,'  lined with dainty silk. It holds  12 collars���������and has the draw strings  for closing. ^ The price it    ��������� " ���������'  ^      $i.OO, ,  Write for our Catalogue. ~*  Ryrie Bros.  LIMITED  134-136-138 Yongo St.  TORONTO  SAMPLE COPY-"FREE*  ,- -Would you like to have a sample  copy of The Farmer's Advocate  and Home Journal?  The Best  Agricultural  and Home Paper  on the American Continent. No  progressive farmer can afford to  be without it. Published weekly... ��������� .-  Only $1.50 per year." 'Drop  .post card foT free sample copy.  IS" Agents Wanted.     Address :  Farmer's Advocate and Home Journal  WINNIPEG,     MANITOBA  MENTION THIS PAPER  Womanly Weakness  is promptly relieved by Bcecham's  Pills. They never fail. Special di- '  rections to females with each box.  Depression, sick headache, backache, paleness and nervousness all  disappear after using  Sold Everywhere.     In boxes 25 cenK  PENMANSHIP .������������������'sqfmvw.st  .... ,.        ,.   leluBraplijr.aiicl all  bnstJiPM  subjects thorouuhly tanglit-    Write  W1NNIPEU  ntJSIXfcsS   UOM.EOE.  eor. Portage Atc. und FortSt, WINJill-EG.  Q.  W.   DONALD,  Manager  And   Principal    for   Fourteen    Years  Stuff Beautiful Birds  Learo by mall to ���������tnir nml ru> unl  allklncUof birds,animals, llsh und  game hcadm mnlto ruc������. ton altlns.  Mount your own apoclmenv and  make monoy preiemncr tor otliori.  Intonssly   fasolnatlar I hlghlj  pruliubla,  tf.n.women and boys is.rn esslly ad<1 quickly.  , Sucocaa guaranteed or uu tuition.  V'rlt������ today for our wondsrtul rilEK look   IIow to Uarn to Mount Birds and animals."  N. W. School of Taxidermy, Box 400, Omaha, Neb.  jiJaH^LsaaKlEfeBl  yillroduco Jnllannd, itvollen Jolnli.  Bruiicj, Soil Dunchci. Core Bails. Flf  lull or iny uahnUhy   ion qiilcklj-j  fleaianttoaaai  does not bllntor  nuder bainlnsrt or remove the lialr,  and you can work tlio hone. $2 pel  hottle   ������������    ''ilfri or dollrered.  none nook 7 **-  ABSORUlN  X'BSfiSiWil.'Sif/f  Jt.-JO perjiottlo. lUiiuceo Vnrloose  Velni,  1JR .formankind,  . IWduceo Vnrloose  Varlcoonle,     Hydrocele,  *>..ii.jq,   fvvu.,  Dcrnini,    iJnxis  ������/ r vnnuo ���������ntt0?J-,\.*,n ������"4  sntlaminMloii.  W. f. VOUNO, ������.D,F., 137 Menmoutll St., Sftrinolield, MlSf.  LTSA.1, BOND * CO., Bonlmal, Ca.aJl.n *.,������!..  Alio /unitttui tt Martin Belt i Wynn4 Cv, Wlnnlfa,  Th National Ong A Criminal Co, Wtnntptq and Oxlgarf,  om- nWtfrai oVoa. Co. Ltd., Vanoowot.  W.   N.   U.   No.   718.  UMWIlllJMIMU'ailHI uw,j^iiJW^a^aMM^r..^iL-,v,i^n������rta^M^JXiaifa'eto^[JW?tott7'  THE     LEDGE,     GREENWOOD,     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  ���������"j"***.���������������������:!n-t  p,,^.  lasting;  Christmas g-ifts  iHsortmont to select from.  ���������<&������.  i  uunonits  have a v(.u-\'  l.irii'e  We ������  '"A\  I.     'l    ������  '-' *  r '/>  QiNff^ ('00fl Qualitv' 81.������  Tu- Pins,  Up inches.  to  to size.  8250,  ac-  A'.so  a  l;u'p:e  line  ���������tier.    'Phono, n.s.  510 to 8150.  :yl5 lo 8150.  uf loose stones; mounted  to  81  cy*!  Pi  .'������f J aj  ftl  55  A, Black, the Jeweler  '    PHOENIX, B. C.  ^MeSS^^OTr^-^STO^  t;  o  o  Antiseptic Hand-Cleaner.  1? The best proparulion for removing tlirl. g'rease,  ������ paint, ink and all stains. Snap saves yon money  beeau.se it is cheaper and better than .Soap. Ir. saves  work, because it is easier and quicker lhan Soap. It  saves voui' hands because it leaves them soft and  clean.    Try it nnd you will always want it.  ������������������j  o  a  6  *j  THE LEDGE  Is publishc-d every Thursday at Greenwood, R C , and the price is $1 a year,  postage free to all part*, of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  oilier countries it is sent postpaid for  $7.50 a year. Address all letters to The  l.ed^e, Greenwood, U. C.   -  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  >y.  H  ������OS4^������2.������*.>������*5XS'.������.3*3^  \-|-SS^U^Sa.fS2sS^^SSS^SS^3SSS3S'l^?^^S3SS55S^SiSS  '���������<  t-i  8  A blue liiiii-k bore indicate.** that  your   Subswiptiion   lias  bra-mo   dr-ceasc-d,   nnd  that  Llio  uditor   would  once more like  to  commune! with  your collittpi'iil.  Jrs'i' now it iippi-ai-H  d-.y in Spokane.  to  ho  S1111-  Tiii-; mon who work want weekly  pvydayrf, and not monthly as is  liii-golv the custom in 15. C.  1  I  si  Greenwood. Tho most durable and stylish cutlers, sleighs and  c:irriafti-fa in ihe Boundary. Turnouts furnished with or without  drivein. 1'ioiupt service day or night. Draying to any part of  ihe dry oi- cuuntry.  j.  S^EESE^&SBs^^  i':    t/ ,������* *-*, *������  S3Ss2-S^2332������^������g23aia^E2S3H2a  ?r.  ������;**������*��������� H  t2  .Are'our three .Specialties.    Our  House   is'" tlie~'largest   in   the  new Hrew  .Boundary.  D  &  tx =  i. 1  |] (Limited.)  fi The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood |  1  li-'.\ miss is as good as a mile  how many laps doe.s ;i. girl have to  make before, she captures a hubby?  Tin-: [-o.-tofliee should carry moro  p ircels at cheap rates, and give  the people a chance to escape the  greed of express companies.  Aitoi'ND the neck 'of Canada  there hangs a railroad yoke that  does not come oil' as easy as the  jviint 011 a Grand Forks belle.  . O.v a street in iV Now York town  a sparrow found a dollar bill out  of wliich it built its nest. .Rockefeller was in the south at the time.  3...*r Fort George Boom. "%t  ��������� That'the' land in Qupsnell,' dip*  trict is advancing rapidly in valpf  there can be no doubt, but tl"  land in the vicinity of Fort'Geoi'fir  is regarded iu the eyes of the pppp-  (atoi-s- on the coast and elRowbpr"  as land which may advance It  leaps and bounds within the upx  few years. One property owm-i  rpcently refused an offer of S20 <'"  1 an acre .for some land which h-  holds at Frrt George. This woul-1  indicate Ihe expectation tha.t a  town of some importance "will before long spring up at the junction of the Frase.r and rTechaco  rivers.  Tt is generally understood that  Fort George will be an importart  divisional point on the Grand  Trunk Pacific system. Situate  on a high flat beach of great arc  it forms an ideal townsito, .whi1  tbe valleys stretching forth soiiih  and west contain many acres of  land perfectly adapted for agricni  tural purposes. And the su:  rounding hills show indications of  being highlv mineralized.  The department of lands a' d  works' latest map of the northern  interior of British Columbia sho- ������-  the proposed route of the G; T. !'.  through this region. The route .-!.=>  indicated on this map passes behind Fort George, following an  old survey rr.n in 1900, but subsequently abundoned in favor of  the line now located, which cros".**  the Fraser at Fort George and  thence inclines north and weater'y.  following the bank of the Nechiwo  river t."> jUud river. It is anti -i*  paled that the G. T. P. will acquire, the Fort George Indim  reso-vation Nro. 1 for their towi  site. This land is situated direct'.y  at the junction of the two rivn's  on the north bank of the Fraser.  1 START THE NEW  M  By Getting a'  ���������They are tho best in the woi  A.L.OGAN & C,D.\ . '-J-'':  Have these watches at all prices from ������7.00 to  '8100.00,    They   are -Absolutely   Guaranteed;.  Call and See Them.'   Special.Discount.-on.  .    All Watch Cases During This Month,'  General-Merchants, Midway, B. O.  ' .Ha y". and''Grain;. al ways  ���������- ;,pn :.hancl.^-;Sleiti'hs; ,'and   -  ��������� Wascons and. Implements  of all  kinds carried" iu  stock. ' .The'very' best '���������'.  fftiods ��������� at '"right, "prices..-  ���������Auk������������������'���������^'Tr-���������""c -r**-  - '        NKLS0N;-B.,C.'\ ��������� ���������"'���������  /'  -,;   v ' ,   "WHOLESALE /."'������������������  ;.    ' ' .^"'DEaIJERS.'w''   -''    r     '  Produce --and- : Provision's  The population of Vancouver'is  .()(i,o0o. an increase of (1,000 dur-  'ingV.iOS.  B. C. apples sell for  each in Australia.  three pence  Tug world must be nearing its  end. The Nelson and Spokane  papers admit that the thermometer degraded itself by going below  z-M'o in those cities last week.  * Is Ihe United States the government spends money in preventing  tuberculosis amongst cattle tlian.it  does amongst human l-cii,e������"'>rob-  ably considers t.honrmoro valuable.  A scii'NTioT claims that by eating candy we. get much the same  re.������ult as we do from drinking  win".-key. He claims that the  candy is turned into alcohol by a  chemical action iu the stomach.  Mere is another boulder across tlie  trail of those who are prospecting  for local option.  Ix America last week the  I>1 umber was elected king. The  principal members of his cabinet  are the barons who deal in coal  and wood, the earls who trade in  furs and hot bricks, and the dukes  who dwell behind thc mahogany  amid the hot Scotch and other ac-  eessorJo.'i before the fact.  Js the best furnished hotel in the boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  liglited 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.  McCfuog &   Goodeve,   'Propr's.  i  I  m  ������������������'?  Any Tuoth Hrush in our Window for  Kegular pi ice 2.:.,  ",r,  '���������;). 40 and 50c.  WHITE BROS.  IirngU'i.st.s.  Opticians  TWELFTH ANNUAL  ER   CARNIVAL  r -.'^������������������.sKSgi^aKma^tt^^^  Splendid. Sport  Handsome Trophies and Prizes  A GRAND  PROGRAM  From Tuesday  Night until  Saturday Night  I-  m Mfwrf er^tmm  Pcdnccd Traocpof*'  latioxi Pates  Under the Auspices of  THE CITIZENS OF  ROSSLAND  Daniel Tlio-iia.'i, Prc.iideiil   Tr ��������� 11 ������ mu    i  FEB, 2-6, '09  to  l-'or information  apply  H. P,McCraney, Sec  Hockey  Cliampionsh C,  Ski Jumping  Snowshoc Races  Ch.-irnplonshi1' of  Skating G  ClmrnploaJjA3 of the  Fi'oviti,ej ;i  TobogfJgjUrJflg  Cur J ing Bonspicl  Horse Races  And other Events  Masquerade &dance  GOOD MUSIC.  Tin-: British navy is now usin^  a gun that will slioofc a projectile  through 38 inches of wrought iron  ar a distance of :},000 feet. One  shot from a gun of thai kind will  sink a 113- vessel now afloat. It ie  really wonderful how the science  of warfare improves in this great  age of Christian civilization.  A woNDEiii-'i'i. reformation is  slowly spreading over the United  States. Alabama has gone dry,  and it is rumored that one or two  people in Kentucky have" not had  a drink for several days. In Walla  Walla two men have beeu sent to  jail for three yeirs because they  wore caught running u poker game.  Wo expect it will not be long now  before the Yanks quit eating pie  and calling every stranger general,  especially when lie hails from  Canada.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  By a Bachelor G-irl.  Hvery man believe-1 with Lincoln  that you shouldn't try to fool the  people all the time, but somehow  it. never occurs to him to class his  wife as " people."  When a man actually propose*  now a-days, his words should be  taken down by a stenographer and  placed in the Metropolitan museum  among the other curiosities.  I'i'rhups the reason a man's  heart doesn't wither like a woman's is that he spends so much  time preserving it in alcohol.  There are times, when every  wife has a dark'-suspicion' that  when the Lord removed 'that rib  from Adam, most of the soft part  of his heart adhered to it.  Don't hold a cat or a man too  tight; neither of them ever could  endure the feeling that ho couldn't  get away if he wanted to.  .Somehow "woman's sacred in*  lluence" is always so much stronger  when she has a good income to  buck it up with.  All men are equate���������xce.pt in a  bathing suit.  To be really disappointed in love  it is necessary to have been married at least once.  When a man begins to boast,  about the temptations ihe has re-  Hictfid. Satan, writes another name  upon his, list���������bewuise a strong  man doesn't even see temptations.  ���������Hfllon Rowland in New York  York Evening Woi-hi,  You have a long time to live y-1.  Decorate your homes with pictures  from Ihe Xew Art Store.  Boy's Baby Prayer.  Dear God, I need you awful b id;  I don't know what to do ;  My papa's cross, my mamma's si. k;  J hain't no frien' but You.  Them   Ucerless   angels   went   ;in'  brung,  Stid of the boy I ast,  A wpenchy, teenchy baby girl,  I don't see how they dast!  Say. God, I wish't You'd take ber  back,  She's just as good as new';  Won't no one  know  she's secon'-  han\  But 'ceptin' me an' You ;  An' pick a-boy, dear  God,   Yourself,  The nicest, in Yer fold ;  But please don't choose  him quite  so young;  I'd like him five years old.  ���������S. M. Talbot in Lippincolt's.  Pictures from  10 e.ts. np at tlie  New Art Store.  There are K5 ininat.es in (lie Old  Man's borne at " Kairiloops. It is  the intention of the government to  build another homo, probably at  New Westminster.  Halibut are reported scarce tit  the banks near Prince Rupert.  A ehinarn-in was hanged in Mac-  leod last we.-k when it was 80 below zero. lie showed no einoljon  and was probably glad to bave a  chance to .leach a warmer clime.    -,    Tbe Canadian Almanac for 1009  Vancouver    has    something   to jis for sal^ji^Co^'wkstOPe.  crow about     At the  poultry show j'   Vincent Lade,  and   llarrv   Mor-  i 11 that camp last  week ov.-r 2.000 1 r;ri0n   }lftvP  s.f.,���������*ed  a cncr-icc to  birds were on exhibition.    Some of [ drive a l,r>00-foot crosscut tunnel  Portrait   enlargements   done, at  the'New Art Store, from 81 to $25.'  The winter carnival will be held  in Rossland from  February 2 to G.  them no doubt belonged to George  Jordan and Tom Whelan.  Alicia, cried the ardent lov-*i*,  burning with the flame of a h >t,  rapturous passion, will you marry  ine? For your dear sake wonl*I I  braveLthe_ perils of_ both fire -Mid  water, the anger of the element.s!  Say but the word!  T cannot, Arthur! replied :he  maid.  Say not so, fairest one ! Over  hot ploughshares would I walk for  you. plunge down precipii-vis  chasms into the very jaws of de;.i.h!  Re mine!  Arthur, I cannot !  Ah, cruel maid ! Cast me beneath the feet of wild hoi *-s,  throw me to the wild beasts ''or  food���������all these things will I ai.lTsr  gladly for your sake !  And still I cannot, Arthur I  But, really, Alicia, cried the  young man���������now, really! L ok  here. I'll sell my dog and buy you  a Sunday bat, if you'll walk 'out  with me���������There !  Arthur, replied the maiden, k;s-  t-ing him affectionally on the bio*,  and linking her arm in his, let us  go out and sell tbe dog !  In Hazelton recently eight<-<������n  Indians were in jail charged with  making liquor and drinking it. All  pleadod guilty and were f* ed  $28. .")0 each.  The Diamond D ranch is 01 e of  Ihe largess ranches in B. C. It ia  in the Bulkley valley about ei '-ty  miles from Hazelton and ,'{ 120  acres. Aboirt 1,000 acres .-ire  cleared and under cultivation. The  total crop last year -was vui:th  828,000.'  Moffat, the new sheriff, ''-'is  closed the gambling houses in W il-  luee, Idaho, and plugged the ��������� lot  machines. The town will booh be  like Butte.  Last week many Vancouver people declared that Victoria was the  coldest spot on earth, owing to the  chilly winds that blew tlu-ougn the  erstwhile flower gardens of that  beautiful city.  The Granby" minps in Phoenix  are capable of shipping 5,000 tons  a day. This will be done, just as  soon as' tbe smelter can be enlarged at Grand Forks.  New Westminster has the cheapest electric lights iu Canada.  All the timber deals are not in  B. C. An Fiiiglish syndicate has  recently bought in Nova Scotia  405,000 acres of timber lands and  eight sawmills.  Port Essington had a SI 00.000  fire last week. Several buildings  were blown up by dynamite.  _A 310,000.000 company is beine  formed lo work the coal deposits  upon Graham island.  The red men in the Klondike  have become much addicted to firewater and the government will try  to break them of the habit by the  industrial process.  Ric Fraser has sold his paper at  Merritt to L, G. Lobsinger.  U. S. Thomas has the contract  for building the jail at Merritt.  Mr. and Mrs.TTowse of Princeton were in Italy ..when the. earthquake occurred. They will return  home in March.  J. Wyatt of Greenwood may  start a furniture store in Princeton  next spring.  It was 45 below zeio in Princeton last week.  C. J. Farrow, formerly of Vancouver, took the gun route last  week in Amoy, China.  Frank Buckle, editor of the  London Times, will be in B. G.  next summer. It is almost a sure  thing that the C. P. Tl. gives him  a pass and a meal ticket.  The C. P. R. will expend 830,-  000,000 upon its western lines this  year.  Last week the waterworks froze  up at Prince Rupert and water was  peddled around the city at 81 a  barrel. It is truly a wonder to  see water sold for that price iu  Prince Jtupprt.  Alex. McDonald, once king of  tho Klondike, died near Dawson  last week. It was 50 below zero  and while getting some wood for  his cabin lire he dropped dead from  heart failure.  upon thc Whitewater Deep in the  Slocan. They have hired a dozen  .Rossland miners to .work for them.  Frank -Fletcher;'"���������'  ���������  PuovrsoiAi, Lanu SimvicYOJt,  Nelson, B.C.  - Tobaccos, Pipes,,and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel. - '   ',  JAS. DRUfl  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson,  B. C.  Last year there were thirty cases  of typhoid in Grand Forks, and  two deaths occurred amongst that  1111 in ber.  *.  Jolrl'rintitig at The Lodge..  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar.' Tt is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  METICITANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed  anil  . Eepaired.' ''Agent for., .  Blaine Bros'  .  Ordered Clothing.  ���������  ���������' '  : ��������� *   Ool.l, Silver mid Copper.  Knoll 500.  |G, O. WKST, SIX) Kieluirils 3t,.'  VANCOUVER, R.O..  Greenujood, B. C.  The oldest hotel in-the city.and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meale equal to any in the  city, and the bar sppplies only tho best.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  streets. .'..."/  J. W. Jielson  tSf Gentlemen, Do you like your  clothes' "to Fit You? Suits and  Overcoats 815 to $50. Tailor made,  to fit you. Union-Label. Absolute and unconditional satisfaction  guaranteed. It costs nothing to try  WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE., GRAND FORKS  The Arlington  Copper St., Greenwood  None but the best brands of  Liquors and Cigars. Morning  bracers and evening high-balls  always within easy reach of the  barkeep.    Nicely furnished rooms.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  E  NELSON, B. C.  Now Under Old and Original  Management.  E. PHAIIl   -' -   MANAGER  The Ledge. 82 a year.  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO 8. C.  Is n comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH.  THE.  The Ledge will send  a copy of  Float to any address for 25 cents.  rt is said that Sloan  will resign  d give Tctiiplemaii  his seat in  The platting of the SliatCi-d  property, .west of Keremeos, has  been completed and will soon be  put on the market.  The discovery of natural gv*. at  Suimis will be of considerable ��������� d-  vantage to Chillivvack and other  places in the Fraser valley.  Five new and budding barnVt rs  were turned loose upon the public  at Victoria last week.  Last year was a very profit.ible  ouo for tlio cattle raisera of AIL* i-ia.  The taxes upon church'prop.ifcy  in Vernon have been remitted.  There are over 229 telophon.'.-i in  Rossland.  ��������� ���������  ��������� ���������  FIVJC NIGHTS,  starting-  Monday, Jan.  ^i.fsrjifi^i-iiwrrt^^wfi'i.iri*"'' **-  an.i  give  xemp  Comox-Atlin  In Kossland  Inet year the city  took in $0,010 for liquor .-Hccii^b.  Teere uto four lawyeiB and tl-ree  doctors  in    buaiuesa ' at   Pi ii.ee  The Lee McClellan Co  In High-class Repertoire.  10 People - Special Scenery  Monday '.. Down East  Tuesday The Golden Giant  Wed The Power of the Cross  Thursday The Battle of Life  Friday'���������������������������.-Tenno88ee'8  partner  Mainland  ,...,.-.. Cigar  Is smoked in every camp, jbown,  city aud hamlet in" British Columbia. It is made in Vancouver by  Win. Tietjeu and sold on the  road by :���������'.���������:���������',  Nat Darling:.  nelson, B. 0.  GEO. I������.  \VKl.r.S, It. TOMKINS,!  Proprietor. Manugor.  First-class in everything;.  Steam heat, electric lisrht,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lava  Lories in B. 0. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  A Regular monthly meetings of  f Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. !���������'.  /S/* & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in eacii month In Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visitiug brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  .IAS, H. ISIIINIK. Socrntnry,  WE     T\/f   Greenwood Milium'  ��������� -F.'   M.-Union, No. 22,. W.  d * ��������� ��������������������������� . ' * F. M.t moots every  Saturday evening iu Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at.7:80.-4" ."'���������  Also in hall at  Mother Lode mine  Friday evening at 7:00.  GEO. HBATHERTON, Secretary.  Jlewrn&vkebfLotel  Is the hoiiie for.all tourist1)  and millionaires visiting New  Denver. 'British; Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PHOPR.  TO   DKI.INQUKNT  C'O-OWNKUS  Prices���������-50c, 35c.  25c.  " ' it;  To J, [������. MyiiwOr-iyfniHl to tlio KhIiUh of tlio  Into .fikIm- U-nmy.oi- to .wlinirwouvor tlmy  niiiylmvolrntiHf<>rr������d tli-ilr lnfoi-u.Ht.it In tlio  Jenny Krnntloii Mlimrnl Cl.ilm.slUmtoil in  Uwirtwrnil omnp, (Irt'fliiwnnil Mliiliiir Division of Ynlo Dl.-itrlct. II. (!,  * i,Yi"u ������������������ra.l"*1*'.'' ''"'I'''1 Hnjt r linvo itxiienilnl  VI I upon tlm /tliovo mliicnil cli-lm, anil Unit, Jf,  u-Ithlii uodiiyH from tliu ilato of tills notlco.yoii  full or wfii:.������ lo (-oiilriliuto your iirojiortlon of  tlio iilwvo iiiimtl'iiii-il num. ktUKctlier with the  oootHof BilviirtUIiiK your intcmwtn |n-||lti wid  ralm will Iwoomu the.proportv of tlm niilnr-  ������l������notl under Hcotlou .1 of (fin Mlnorn   Act  Cbe Pacific Roicl..;  Is under the' manag-emenf'of Greig  & Morrison. The Rooms aro Comfortably furnished,"aiid the bar contains ' tho host brands of wines,  liquors and cig-ai-H.  tbe Pacific 0afe...  Is tho buBt-appointod Restaurant in  tlio interior of British'Columbia.  Tho best cooks and most attentive-  waiters only employed, Open all the  tluio.  Mua.-Ou.3U., IWmi-n'iti-'HH.  The Hotel Slocan  I Iircc l'orka, II. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  mid game dinners a specialty,  Rooms reserved by telegraph.


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