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 #u^^  It'  1 / ;���������-:  i *,'���������  , -,' ������������������  In    ���������*���������  iv.  \i ?:*���������  lit-   ���������'  hi  Iv, f  r  ,'  M  ii "  I): \  I'.?:  If.-'  UN 20 1908,   **  Vol XIV.  GKEENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16,1908.  No."'2(f  When paying' your election  don't forget to tell  friend where to get his hat.  can give you the Pitt Hat for  $3.00, or if you can stand a  Stetson, $4.50 or  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., Ltd.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  THE  Frederic W. /'claine.  Mining and Real Esr e Broker.  Estates Managed'aad Lo.nns Made.  Local aud District Laud Agent Canadian Pacific Railway. Stocks and  Shares a Specialty. Green wood,'B. 0.  OF COMMERCE  Phoenix-Greenwood  '  STAGE   '  Leaves Phoenix at 9:30-a. 111. and Green-  at 3 p. 111. Passenger, express and freight  traffic between the two cities handled  with care, attention and rapidity.  D. L. McKLROY, Prior.  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000* Reserve Fund,$5,000,QOO  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.  WALKER, President.  B. E.  ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager.  Branches Throughout Canada, and m the United States  and England.  \SAVIJSGS~BANK DEPARTMENT.  BANKING   BY   MAIL  Business may be "transacted by mail with  any branch of the Bank.  Accounts -may be opened, and deposits made -���������or withdrawn by  mail.    Every attention is paid to out-of-towh accounts.  j; T. BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.  ALL THE STAGES  Arriving in and leaving  Greenwood have headquarters at ���������  Chenier's  Cigar Store  Pipes, Cigars, 0 igarettes and  " Tobaccos  to   suit your  tastes, your fancy or  ���������- your pocket.  J. A. CHENIER ������������������ PROPRIETOR  Next door north 01 Pacific hotel,  Copper street, Greenwood.  One-of-Canada's Strongest Financial Institutions.  iTOTAL   ASSETS   OVER   $50,000,000.  Business  Transacted.  GOOD PLUMBING  Means Good Health.  Healthful plumbing at reasonable prices is our business. "Standard Fixtures" make your bathroom  healthy, sanitary and modern. A  full line of heating stoves at cost.  E. W. Bishop  Phono A-38.        Opposite Nordcn Ilhtel.  A  General  .Banking  Savings Accounts given special attention. A deposit of SI or upward starts a Savings Account, on which the highest current rate  of Interest is paid or added to the Principal every 6 months. Deposits may be withdrawn at any time without notice.  Banking by Mail.���������People living at a distance may .send in deposits  or withdraw cash by mail.    Write for particulars.  H. F. STOW, MANAGER   GREENWOOD BRANCH.:  BANK   OF .'MONTREAL  ESTABLISHED   1817.  PAID   UP  CAPITAL, $14,000,000.        'REST, $11,000,000  UNDIVIDED PROFITS, $422,689.98  General Bnnkinfj BusinosslTrnns-ictucl.   Drafts issued on nil points,, and Colleo  . ,     'tions made ut loweat rates.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   1   W. F. PROCTOR,  INTEHESTALLOWEDATCURRENT-RATES    /MANAGER GREENWOOD BRANCh  Uancouvcr, B. *&  Rates���������American plan, 61.25  and 81.50 a day ; European" plan,  50 and 75 cents a day. Free omnibus meets all trains and boats.  Baths free : telephone in each corridor ; 100 rooms ; hotel is centrally located ; baggage stored jree;  special rates for families and large  parties.  T. J. ROBERTS, Proprietor.  . Canadian' and World almanacs  for sale by J. L. Coles.  S. S. Taylor was elected mayor  of Nelson Monday by acclamation.  Fred Star-key and Geo! 0. Hodge  of Nelson were visitors in the city  Tuesday.  - The Great'Northern railway has  not yet commenced work on its  branch from Midway to Denoro,  via Greenwood.  There wili-'be lean ice-in Greenwood next euminer if the thermometer does not tumble off it=  perch before next winter.  *Eev. W. A. Gilford, who recently preached a sermon in Greenwood, has a difficult proposition  ahead of him. Ho is trying to reform Silverton.  TheB. C. government'wPl mako  a surrey of all timber in the province. This is the reason why the  reserve was put on and-' the baud-  loggers' licenses stopped.  On Friday evening the'24th inst.  the Amateur Dramatic Society  will, present " Confusion,, at the  Auditorium. Music will be furnished by the orchestra of the  Greenwood  Concert band..  On Tuesday night a determined  attack was made on the Greenwood  curling rink by a traveling band of  marauders, armed with brooms and  stones, much anxiety was portrayed orr the face of the popular-  keeper of the ice, as some of the  weightier and less agile visitors  repeatedly sat down on tiie cold  surface iu their endeavors to avoid  rapidly approaching ^stones. A  careful measurement after the  game showed that at least two  inches of surface had been swept  away into nothingness by the energetic visitors. . Nobody was killed,  but near noon on Wednesday several tired looking individuals were  seen to emerge from their hotel  and move wearily up and ' down  Copper street in search for "orders," their appearauce suggesting  tho lament of Byron's Prisoner  of Chillon : " My limbs -are bowed  but not with toil." -���������  TO THE CITIZENS OF GREENWOOD  THE MAYOR'S ADDRESS.  To  the Ratepayers  Greenwood.  and   Residents  of  Special - Bargain -Sale  High-Class Winter Goods in Dry Goods, Millinery, Boots aud  Shoes. ���������  On Monday, January Oth, we commence our Annnal Stock-  Taking Sale,'which will last for two weeks"only. Do not foil to  take advantage of these bargains while they last.  Dry Goods.     RENDELL   &   CO.    Millinery.  _____z_____3____m&zzmsm������mBBa  THE SECO JlOTELi  SANDON, 15. C.  Will be appreciated by the Tourists,  Travelers and Mining Men visiting the  Slocan.   Everything up-to-date.  XXX. m. BEJSlfiETT  PROPRIETOR  -  ���������*���������*  Headaaarters for  Furniture,  Carpets,  Linoleums,  T.M. Gulley c< Co.,  Greenwood's Big Furniture Store.  Upholstery,  Bedding,'  -,'..  Window Glass  Picture-Framing.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. ������. tbelin $ ������o��������� nelson  SJ. Regular monthly meetings of  ^/yGrceuivood lodge No. 28, A. V.  /\,f* & A. H., aro held on the .first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, .'Wood block, Government  streot, Greenwood. .Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. BIICNIK,' Sucrrtury,  W.F.M.  Greonwnod Miners'  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets every  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Copper streot, Greenwood, at 7:80.  Also in hall at  Mother Lode mine  Thursday evenings at 7:80.  R. A. MATHEISON, Secretary.  ���������saBET-B-maxs*^^  A house furnished with tho best, most artistic,  useful and in all that goee to make a homo comfortable and pleasing to the eye at reahonablo prices,  drop a line to D. J* Eobertsou & Co. at Nelson, B.  0.    Goods guaranteed the Best for the price.  AGENTS FOR THE BELL PIANO.  C. S. BAKER  Provincial Assayor and Oro  Shippors' Agent.    Corren-  _  pondonce solicited. Samples  receive prompt.attention.  I������.   O. MOX   183,   OKEENAVOOIJ,   H.   0.  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  mSTHICT   OP   YAMS.  After serving yon for live 3*ears  in the city council, four years as  alderman, and the past year as  mayor, I again offer myself for  nomination for mayor on the 13th  of this month.  In the past I have endeavored  to work in the best interests of the  city, and if elected as mayor for  the coming term I- shall continue  to do the same.  The following gentlemen have  kindly consented to staud for aldermen on my ticket:  South Ward���������T. M. Gulley, W.  B. Fleming and W. G. McMynn.  North "Ward���������E. H. Mortimer,  A. F. H. Meyer and C. J. Wilson.  All the.above geutlemeu are well  known to you, and men of good  business ability, who will see that  the affairs of the city are well  taken care of, and will be progressive, as well as economical with  the city funds.  Generally speaking our policy  will be one of economy, hut we  shall be always willing as far as  possible to make improvements,  viz., the water main where that  may be advisable. To complete  the new reservoir on Providence  creek, and put it in working order,  which, together with the one on  Twin creek and the one on Liud  creek, will give the city excellent  fire protection, whereby we hope  that a cheaper fire insurance rate  will be secured for the city.  We will also favor building a fire  proof vault at tho city offices, the  present accommodation being inadequate for the different books  and records necessary for the city  to keep safely; do necessary repairs to sidewalks and crossings  and mako extensions to same where  necessary.  We will, as far as possible, see  that the city police force is prop-  perly maintained, and will expect  the members of the forco to do  their duty, to restrict gambling  and keep out of the city all rounders, professional gamblers, etc.  Our aim will always bo to work  for tho best interest of the community. L V  If nt any time any enterprise  should come up which has the appearance of helping to build up our  city, we shall be most pleased to  favorably consider the same, but  will not run the city into indebtedness unless we see some good and  sure returns.  H. BUNTING-.  Having accepted the nomination  for tbe office of mayor, some explanation is called for.  Those who have known me for  years aud are aware of the existing  condition of things in Greenwood  today will understand my reasons  for comiug out. The litter lack of  confidence in the future of Greenwood appears to be acting like a  disease, which is epidemic and bo-  corning general, requiring strong  remedies to counteract at least, if  not cure it. It has been very  painful to me watching the symptoms of this malady growing worso  each year. - I believe there ������were  things that might have been done  to change aud bring about a reaction. I urged the council several  times last year to make an effort to  get one of several proposed , projects under way, but was told by  several of the aldermen that although both the mayor and council were will disposed, yet if I  wanted to push any one of these  measures I should come into the  council, as it required determination and enthusiasm, coupled with  a personal interest at stake to follow up and bring about if possible  auy of these things. I am now before you. If elected, I will do all  Mr. Blurting says he will do, and  make an effort to do more. I will  not only watch for opportunities,  but try to create them, and in  every case take them by the forelock. I cannot injure the city  without injuring myself. Nothing  can be done without a good board  of aldermen, and if elected I trust  I shall be supported by men animated by the same progressive  spirit.  As to favoring an open town,  gambling, etc., take my past  career as an answer.  I have met with a strange inconsistency in the opposition,  some'remarking that if I got into  the chair they wonld have to go on  tip-toes to take a drink, another  group claiming that I am allied  with the gamblers and intend to  favor an -open town. Ask those  who know me if they believe either  story.  I was told by those who requested me to come out that I  could be independent and pledged  to no parr.y or ticket. If elected  I hope to staud for what is Just  and right, and for the'best interests j  of Greenwood. I will hoist the,  flag of progress, and, call ��������� upon all.  those of like spirit to help iu bringing about a happier condition of  things.    Yours respectfully,  EOBEET WOOD.  Western Float  John L. Eetallack and Louis  Pratt have gone to Ottawa to interview the government about a renewal of the bounty on lead.  The K. & S.  Sandon in the  Kaslo.  train   now leaves  morning  instead of  Mineral Production.  The total mineral production of  British Columbia for 1907, according to an approximate estimate  provided by the provincial mineralogist, W. Fleet Eobertson, shows  an increase of over three-quarters  of a million dollars over that of  1906. This showing is remarkable  when it is remembered that the  Boundary mines were shut down  for nearly a quarter of the year,  two months at one time, while  prior to that there were constant  delays from the shortage of coke.  Ofthe 3S,000,000 pounds of copper produced over 2S, 000,000 lbs.  came from thc Boundary mine3,  about four million from the coast  aud five million from Eossland.  The total production of the  metalliferous mines for 1907 was  S17,S7S,SS3, as compared, with  819,432,503 iu 1900. For this falling off, owing to the causes above  mentioned, the great increase in  the production of coal and coke  and the advanced prices recoived  for the latter more than compensated. The total production of  coal and coke for the year just  ended is estimated by Mr. Eobertson at S7,S(i0.100, as compared  with S5,5S4,OI4inl90(J.  From all sources the mineral  production for 1U07 is placed by  Mr. Robertson at S23,73S,9.S3, as  compared with 82-1,980,54(3 in 1901).  Wants His Claims.  Gus Grote has sold his restaurant in Kaslo and will locate in  Nicola.  Au intei national scheme is on  foot to make the Columbia river  navigable from the coast to the  Arrow lakes.  Spokane men have obtained a  controlling interest in the Little  Bertha'mine near Grand Forks and  will install machinery and push  development;.  In Grand Forks the Winnipeg  and Grand Forks hotels have  been granted licenses.  A hockey club has been organized in Phoenix.  Fred Starkey has again been  elected president of the Board of  Trade in Nelson. He fits the position, for he id one of the most public-spirited men in the fruitful west.  A short time ago in Phoenix two  men were sent to- jail for three  months for stealing chickens. In  tho same city scores of sober and  drunken men haue been robbed  out of thousands of dollars by  marked cards and other crooked  methods of gambliug aud the authorities scarcely batted an eye.  It is said that Billy Bennett will  closa the Eeco hotel in Sandon today, and devote his energies in the  future entirely to mining.  Ed Morgan, formerly of Poplar,  is building a cabin in Jed way. His  sons are helping him.  It must be dry iu Vancouver.  Last Thursday, for the first time  iu over a year, no drunks were in  the police court.  A. T. Kirkpatrick died in Vernon last week. He was a lawyer  and a sou of Sir George Kirk-  patrick, a former lieutenant-governor of Ontario.  '"Dad" ��������� Alien,- Jim Neelands,  Geo. Harrison, Ed. Nichol and  Leo Doiron, old-timers of Kootenay,- have all died within the past  month.  Lemieux has got back to his beloved Ottawa, having made record  time from Japan. He says that  there is no talk of war amongst the  brownies, and that Tokio has about  fifty daily papers. They must-  be printed on napkins.  Nag Tany, au educated Jap,  who is in close touch with the-Dominion governmoiu.. h������i������ bought  ten -thousand acres of irrigated  lands near Calgary and will establish a Japanese colony for the purpose of growing beets and making  A. St. G. Hamer*-ley, formerly  of Vancouver and one of the owners of' the Eoseb<;ry tmvivsite, is a  Conservative candidate in Oxford  city, England.  Petroleum has boon struck in  the Okanagan at a depth of 2U0  feet, while drilling for coal on the  Winkler and Thomas property,  Power creek. Tho drill is now  down 400 feet and several small  stringers of coal and shale have  been cut through.  J. Byron Clifl'e now edits the  Kainloops Staudard.  The city of Trail does not owe  a cent, and has assets and cash  amounting to $10,000.  Tom   Summer-)   has  cigar store in Movie.  opened  There will be  Hoard of Trade  I, GeorKo Tluriiuy, Intend to apply tor por-  mlHilon to iHtrclmfit) IDOiutoh, mom or lown.iif  liinil hotimloil m follow*: Comni'im-.liiK lit iIUh  pout, tli'wico north (UiulutliiH, lliuiu-i) wunt to tlio  onaMmnk oftliu North Fork of Kuttli* HIvui*.  thonco Houtliurly, follmvliiff tlio IOnsit Dunk nf  Kcttlo rlvorko it point duu woat from tlio poljit  ol coinmuru'cmont, tlioneo onnt to Hold point of  cotmnoiiocmi-iit.  Dutod tliln fllh day of Dooomliur, A. D, llio"  OKOUGE TIEIt.VKV.  Tho Columbia cigar is mado from  choice tobacco, and smokors should  look for it when in search' of something.that will "delight tho nouses.  American Cyprians ore being do-  ported from Vancouver.  A dispatch from Wallace, Idaho,  in tho Spokesman* Review says :  James Carney, former owner of  the Carney group of claims near  Mullan, has brought suit against  Hans J. Eice, J. L. Martin of  Phoenix, B. C., and the Carnoy  Copper company, limited, in which  Carnoy asks for 850,000 damages  and that his contract to convey tho  Carney group to tho Carney company be annulled. J. L. Martin,  one of the defendants, is an associate of Jay P. Graves of Spokane,  and it was generally understood  that his interest in tho company  was as the representative of Mr.  Graves.  Carney alleges that he was iu-  duced to sign the agreement  through false representations, and  claims that ho was intoxicated at  the time and-the defendants took  advantage of his condition. The  Carnoy group consists of six claims  near Mullan, adjoining tho Reindeer mine. Somo fine copper  showings havo boon mado on the  property and a groat deal of monoy  has beou Bpent on development  work.  !i  meeting  of  thc  it -I   o'clock, Saturday evening next,   ISth inst., in  the  offices of the  Uealey Investment company.  In the Krspiox valley, north of  Ilazeiton, Winnipeg men have  secured 100,000 acres of land.  They will hold it until they can get-  about ten times its original cost  from actual settlers. That is the  way a generous government makes  rich speculators.  , The Columbia Steel Works of  Portland offers a prizt* of ������.100 to  anyone who will discover a deposit  of white .silica sand on the Pacific  coast.  The other night Victoria was in  darkness for half an hour because  an owl roosted and roasted on the  electric light wires. The owl is  dead.  Captain William Rogers died in  New 'Westminster after a residence  of "*.() years on land and sea at the  coast.  Tlio national flag is to bo gener-  erally displayed in the schools of  this province. The pupils will  supply their own guns and fir-e-  orftckt'i'?.  Tho population  said to tie 139,000.  of   Winnipeg i������  A German baron has been arrested in Victoria for being barren  of funds after he dined iu the  restaurants. [  A. H. Kelly of Nelson is visiting  New York and other points in the  east, including New .Brunswick.,'  He has.'mined'longer in Kootenay,  than any other man, and still has  money.     ���������    , ;  E. J. Field, at one' time connected with the Wonderful 'mine  near Sandon, has returned to Spb-'  kane after an absence .of several  years.' '    ,  Dr. Bruner, at one' time a  physician in Ka������lo, is now a railway promoter in Alaska.  H. N. Galerof Coleman', Alberta,  has taken up his residence in  Spokane.  H. Y. Anderson is working the  Eureka mine near Nelson, and the  Beatrice in the Lardeau.  From now. on there will be  plenty of kicking in Alberni, -Tho  Pioiieer has a new nut-cracker  press.  Frank Hanna is driving stage between Alberni and Nanaimo.  ,  An independent company'- is  being formed to build tram-linpn  on Point Grey, a fashionalilu  suburb of Vancouver. ' ���������-  John Houston had 810 on. hand  the other day. This is more than  three times as much as he had .last  July and his friends are pleased >>  learn that he is again prospering.  I    At   the   present time there a're'  plenty of men waiting for job's -in  the Boundary.  The wage scale in force ..-in  Hedley is no less than that in th"  Boundary, and in some-instance.-?  it is from 10 to Jo per cent higher.  The shingle market is paralyzed  and the mills in Washington, will  not run much before April. The.'  hard times has caused the price Qf  shingles to drop 15 per cent below  the cost of production.  The Heinze rocket is trailing thV.  ground in Butte, but   it  nviy  ris(''  again  when  Augustus gets" rid of  his false friends and puts a curb on.  his ambition.  During 1907 there wera 23 fire  alarms in Nelson, and the total  damage amounted to S24S0. That  city must Iv* a -lunch-for the. insurance companies.  Grand   Forks   has   one   of the  most     beautiful'     towhsites ' "in"  America.  The G. T. P. will let a contract  for 100 miles of road ou the Pacific  eud when it obtains a title to the  Indian reserve at Prince Eupert.  The; extension of the Great  Northern railway from Pernio to  Michel will be open for business  next month. The road i:j 23 miles  long and took two years to build.  It was expensive work, costing"  about $55,000 a mile for t'-ack.aiul  grading. .  A dead whale was fonnd:thV  other day at the mouth' of the  Fraser river. There was a hole iu  its back but no Jonah inside. The  Japs cut it up and procured 8100  worth of blubber.  A lady in Vancouver wauts the  tram line to run jin: crow ears for  the Hindus.  Tho Japs will start an English  paper in Vancouver in order to in-'  fluence Canadians iu their favor."'  The Crown and Northern banks  are to amalgamate. The new institution will have 70 branches.  Nearly 70,000 people from all  parts of the globe visited the provincial museum in Victoria ��������� last  year. . - ��������� ���������. :. ���������  * * ��������� .  Mineral claims ou  Karen   island.    '  have been staked and  sold  during  the year.  Foley Bros. & Larson, the riiiT-  way contractors, are looking flu-  bridge timber to be used on the G.  T. P. They will take all they ciu  secure in the Kootenay.  All undesirable foreigners, such  as idiots, paupers), prostitutes, etc.'  who have not been in the country  more than two years can be deported at the expense of the Dominion government.  C. H. Ellacott is surveying tini-'  her limits .for .William Allen ,01V  Vancouver Island. '   r.  Over eight hundred miners are'  working in the Eossland camp. "  /'  M. J. Henry, tho colobratod  florist of Vancouver, now ships  trees and plants to China, Australia, India and other parts of tho  world. He has advertised 'over' a  decade in the Ledge, and is riow  reaping his reward.  The Canadian -Fish and Cold  Storage company has been formed  at the coast for the purposn of  catching the fish that swim arouud  tho Queen Char-lotto islands and  keeping them Until shipment in  coltl storage at Prince Rupert.  George II. Collins, formerly of  Greenwood, /is general manager,  and Billy Harkin, the newspaper  man, will be secretary. tHJS    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  Organizes the Buttermjlkers and  Has Lots of Fun.  MEMBERS JOLLY OLD FELLOW  Pour Fluid Down His Back and Then  Seek Solace In Champagne���������His  Good Wife Gets Surprise���������Hubby  Repents.  [Copyright, 1907, by Homer Spraffue.J  During the  first  fifteen   minutes  of  dinner the other evening Mrs. liowscr  wis   wondering   to   herself   why   Mr.  I'owser's face'carried such a self Important  look  and  why  he seemed  to  consider himself the whole show.  Then  she came to the conclusion that some  thing  luul   happened  during   the   day  nnd that he would announce it after  dinner whether or no.   She was right  nlii-iuti this.    When they had returned  to the sitting room and he had paraded up and down a few times with his  hands under his coat tail he announced-  "Mrs.   Bowser,   I   shall   be  out   this  evening.    1 may not return before midnight.    You needn't sit np for me."  "Mrs. Green wanted rrs to come over  there this evening," sho replied.  "Well, you can tell Mrs. Green that  1  have something more important on  onnrne, nTh't'.vouV"  "1 told you I was. You drunk buttermilk, and this is the effect it hud on  you. Dr. Wilson will be somewhat astonished at the report."  Mr. Bowser laughed and slapped his  leg. Then he toughed and chucked  Mrs. Bowser under the chin. Then  lie roared and picked up the cat and  tossed hi in on' to the lounge, ten feet  i way.  "Will  you  tell me  what's the mat  ter  was asked.  FOUND MU. BOWSEK ON HIS KNEES.  hand. I presume you have heard of  Dr. Wilson of the agricultural department, haven't you?"  "Is he the one that made tlie food  experiments a year ago?"  "He is the one, and he Is now making others. Dr. Wilson has done me  and a few others the honor to ask our  assistance in a very important experiment to be made in regard to drink.  We meet tonight to begin the tests."  Ever Hear of Buttermilk.  . "You are not going to drink vinegar  or dishwater to please Dr. Wilson, I  hope?"  "Certainly not. You have read and  heard of buttermilk, I presume?"  "Y-e-s. It has something to do with  churning."  "You are smarter than I thought for.  For the last 200 years buttermilk has  been thought to be" a drink helpful to  thc human health. It has been geuer-  ' oily recommended for the kidneys and  liver, but its medicinal properties are  not (Irmly established."  ' "And you are to firmly establish  tbem?" queried Mrs. Bowser.  "With others I am to drink buttermilk for a month and note the effect  on my generai health."  "How many barrels a day?"  Mr. Bowser glared at her, and the  red came Into his face, but he hung on  to himself with an effort and bowed  and said:  "As "I observed, you need not sit up  for me. I may be late."  "Suppose the buttermilk affects you  Injuriously? Suppose it brings on  UrighPs disease?"  "Then I perish a martyr to the cause  of humanity."  Mrs. Bowser laughed. No, It was a  snort She couldn't have helped it If  he had been holding a two edged  sword over her head. For just an In-  Btaut Mr. Bowser threatened to turn  loose and wreck the house and sliver  the back fences. Then lie bowed and  turned away and went upstairs to  change his collar. When he came down  and put on his hat she asked:  "Have you got your latchkey?"  No reply.  "Remember that It goes in with the  notched side up."  The blow landed on his solar plexus,  but he shut his teeth hard and got  uway without a look back. It was just  midnight when he was seen again.  Mrs. Bowser was sitting up and reading when she heard a scratching at  the front door. It was not a rapping  Dor a tapping, but a scratching. It  was the sound of a latchkey trying to  And a keyhole. It was accompanied  by n muttering and a grumbling and  a heavy breathing. She opened the  door and found Mr. Bowser on his  knees. She took the key from his  hand and lifted him up by the arm,  and he looked at her in a puzzled way  for a moment and then smiled anil  Mid:  "Oh, It's you, Mlsher Bowsher?  Th*. light It might be tho drug store  man."  "Well, did you join the buttermilk-  ers?" Bhe quietly asked aa he seated  him In the big rocker.  He did not answer at once. He looked all around tlie room-as If the furniture wns strange to him, and he looked nt the cat as If wondering whether  It was a cat or a calf and then finally  queried:  "Mlslier Bowsher, are you friend of  "Yesh. Course I will. You my best  friend. Tell you anything. We had a  barrel of buttermilk."  "Yes." *  "Fresh buttermilk���������sweet buttermilk  ���������cool buttermilk. Docker Wilson shaid  we must drink eight gallons apiece.  What you s'pose we did, Misher Bow-  slier���������ha, ha, ha!"  "I should say, judging from your  present condition, that you drank the  buttermilk."  She's Wrong Again.  "No. we didn't.   You're wrong.   You  won't never, never gimme away, will  you?"  "No."  "Honest Injun?"  "Honest Injun."  "Then I'll tell you all about It.   Shay,  we fooled Docker Wilson like thunder  ���������ha, ha, ha!   Best joke you ever heard  of.    Why, we laughed till we all fell  on 'er floor���������ha, ha, ha!"  "What did you laugh about?"  "Why  we  took  that  barrel  of  buttermilk and   poured   It all  down   my  back and then drank eight quarts of  champagne.     Did   for   a   fact.     Yes,  poured  It all down  my  back.    Don't  you never shay a word about It   Docker Wilson would want to kill us.   We  are going to report that buttermilk is  good for���������for���������good for���������ha, lia, ha!"  And Mr. Bowser laughed and gurgled and slapped bis leg and rocked  his body to and fro until there seemed  to be (lunger of a stroke of apoplexy.  Mrs. IJowser examined his back and  found it sopping wet from buttermilk  or water, and she expressed her feelings by saying:  "Well, a man.of your age ought to be  ashamed of himself!"  "Man my age?" he echoed.    "Misher  Bowsher,   I'm   only  a   hundred  years  old.    Had a birthday only other day.  Just a  hundred,   and   I'm  a  gay  old  sport.'- It's all right to be a gay old  sport���������all right    Shay, you hain't going to tell Docker Wilson, are you?"  "He ought to be told."  "But don't do it.   It would break his  heart.    When  I got down  where the  fellers was one of 'em shays to me, he  shays:  " 'Misher Bowsher, are you a hog?'  " 'Not by a duru sight,' shays I.  " 'Neither are the rest of us, aud sho  we   are   going   to   drink   champagne  'stead of buttermilk.'  "Thash whash they shaid, Misher  Bowsher���������thash whash they shaid���������and  they poured the buttermilk down my  back, aud we had the champagne, and  -and"���������  And Mr. Bowser got down on the  floor with his head under the table,  put one foot up on the rocker, and In  about a minute he was sound asleep.  Mrs. Bowser went up to bed and left  him thus. As she came down next  morning he was" just getting to his  feet  "Well?" she queried as she stood before him.  "I���������I got home late, and, not wishing  to disturb you, I lay down here. How  bright and happy you look this morning! Let's have a kiss. I don't think  that buttermilk theory amounts to  shucks." M. QUAD.  THE  AD.  WRITER.  How He  Intended  to Qualify  Himself  For the Position.  "I'm going to waste a little midnight  oil In study the coming weeks. My  mental faculties need a brushing up."  "Got some great literary scheme on  hand, 1 suppose?"  "Well, a fellow's intellectual processes require a broadening out now  and then, and I'm going in for"���������  "Fresh fields aud pastures new, and  nil that?"   .  "Oh, I feel the need of a more general culture. As I was about to say, I  am going in for a survey of the arts  and sciences, for a little more poetry  to illumine my sentences and then for  the essayists for a general cultivation  of style.   Then"���������  "Then u iiiagiiuni opus will result ns  a .matter of course, nnd I'll get at  least one presentation copy?"  "Oh, don't mistake me. I'm just  qualifying as head advertising writer  for the great department store of  Brown, Jones & Co."���������Nathan M. Levy  In Judge.  i Comforting.  An amusing story is told at thc expense of a prominent Baltimore lawyer who, like most young attorneys,  got his first case by assignment from  the bench. Ills client had been indicted for murder, and his conviction was  a foregone conclusion, as his guilt wns  unquestionable.  The result or the trial was a sentence to be hanged, but the man made  an appeal to the governor for n pardon and was anxiously awaiting a reply thereto when his lawyer visited  him In his cell.  "I got good news for you���������very good  news," the young lawyer said, grasping the man's hand.  "Did the governor- Is It,a pardon?"  the mat) exclaimed joyously.  "Well���������no. The fact is the governor  refuses to interfere. But nn uncle of  yours has died and left you $200, and  you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your lawyer got paid, you  know," was the comforting explanation.���������Harper's Weekly.  ROSES OF LOVE AND  THORNS OF WEDLOCK  Fame.  Wilbur D. Neshit, Uuown as a versv  writer, was born in a small town in  Ohio. IEeceutly a friend of the poet  accosted him ou the street In Chicago.  "I saw the old homestead the other  day," said the friend. "It was just as  natural as ever, but did you know that  tho city has placed u brass tablet ou  the house?"  "No," responded Nesblt. "I haven't  heard of it. Say, old man, it does a  fellow good to hear that the friends of  boyhood days rejoice in his achievements. What have they put on the  tablet anyway?"  "Main street," responded the friend  as he hastened away.���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  The   Experienc-   of Thousands   Illustrated    in    a   Single  Instance.  "In love's garden lilies shake their  golden bells when Cupid passes by,  but the roses of love and the thorns  oi wedlock grow on the same bush."  This lofty sentiment, with its sad re-  fr-ain, uttered by one of the world's  brightest and sweetest characters, was  strikingly illustrated recently  in the  case   of   one   of   the  brighest  young  wives of Toronto, who after.thc birth  of   her   first-born   was  pronounced   a  hopeless   tuberculous   subject.    The  ease was greatly aggravated by chronic stomach trouble.   A neglected summer cold was the  originating  cause.  The  distracted  husband  and   newly-  eonstituted father sought some word  of consolation from the doctors.   None  came.   A friend advised Psvcliine.   In  the absence of other hope he tried it.  No doctors now.   Instead of his wearing the badge of loneliness, that beau-  liful wife and proud mother, with her  sweet baby, daily accompanies "Papa"  down one of the fashionable streets of  Toronto.    Ask them how it all came  about, nnd they answer, simplv  "Psvcliine!" >t '       ���������  "I consider it a duty to other mothers and other sufferers to tell of inexperience with Psycliine.   One yciir  has   already   passed   since   T   discontinued   taking   these'   remedies,   nnd  there hns been no return of niv former  trouble.    Be'orc  taking Psycliine my  system  became  run clown  with  liuif  and other troubles.    T lost flesh and  strength rapidly.    Tt wns ns much as  my   life   was   worth   to  cat  ordinary  food.     1  owe my present    splendid  health to Psycliine.  "Ifrs. Samuel Barker, Simcoe, Ont "  Psycliine   is   a    wonderful    tliron't,  lung and stomach tonic and regulator  Cures stubborn  colds and    all    rundown   conditions.     At   all   druggists  50c. and ,151.00, or Dr. T. A. Slocum'  Limited,   179   King   street   west,   Toronto.  SCHOLAR'S MISERABLE END.  ("Hey!   w-i't?"  cried   the  first   boy,  am t   yet-   vaccination    healed     tin  yet? ' l  "Naw!"  replied   the other.  "Huh! Don't it make yer mad?"  "Naw! de doctor told mum I mustn't  take  a   bath  till  it's all  healed."���������  Philadelphia Press.  An Effort at Faith.  "Do you believe iu the science of  mental healing?"  "No," answered the Impressionable  man. "But I believe I could believe in  some of it if I could only understand  exactly what the belief Is.'-Wasbing-  ton SniE.  A Pleasant Medicine.��������� There are  some pills which have no other purpose evidently than to beget painful  internal disturbances in the patient  adding to his troubles and perplex!  rtres rather limn diminishing' them  One might as well swallow some corrosive material. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills have not this injurious  and disagreeable property. They are  easy to take, not unpleasant to the  taste, and their action is mild and  soothing.' A trial of them will prove  this. They offer peace to the dvspen-  tic. " '   L  A   Fortunate   Qualification.  Tho Italian fruit vender muttered un  angry threat as' a passer by slyly  "lifted" a rosy .apple-from the stand  and disappeared hurriedly into a convenient crowd.  "Ay puncha da face offa da nexa  mon wha' taka da app," declared the  Italian vehemently.  A passing policeman heard the remark and at once selected a blushing  Baldwin. "Now punch," he suggested  pleasautly.  "All, notta you." replied the Italian  smilingly. "Ay say a da nexa mon."���������  Judge.  An Unusual Distinction.  "My name may seem common enough  to you. but I belong to a family thai  boasts two names."  "Ilow'stuat?"  "Its name is Smith, and Its name Is  don.".���������Kansas City Times.       . ���������*��������� -  A man carrying a looking-glass said  to a newsboy: "Come here and look  into this glass and you will see a  donkey.  "How did you find that out'" retorted  the  boy���������Tit-Bits.  John  Robert  Boyle,   Noted Antiquar-  rian,   Diss   In   Workhouse.  On������ of-the most learned antiquaries in the north of England, Mr.  John Robert Boylei has just died in  the Hull workhouse.  What once promised to be a most  brilliant career has ended under a  heavy cloud. About two years ago Mr.  Birrell drew attention to the fact  that certain .letters of Andrew Mar-  veil, which the poet-patriot had written to the Hull corporation, were being offered for sale in London. This  led to the arrest and imprisonment  of Mr. Boyle, who had been engaged  for some years previously translating  the corporation charters and arranging  records.  Mr. Boyle, who was born at Accring-  ton, became u Swedcnborgian minister in Hull and Newcastle. At the  time of the great controversy on the  origin and purpose of the Roman  wall Mr. Boyle took an active part,  and after a thorough examination and  investigation of the enormous structure he wrote a paper for the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries, which  ever since has been looked upon as  one of' the most important contributions on that-interesting subject.  Irr the Hull district Mr. Boyle's  researches certainly added to the  knowledge of the earlier occupation  of the area. One of his most scholarly papers was on "The Danes in the  East Riding," in which, in an entirely original manner, ho demonstrated  the relative areas occupied by the  Danish invaders compared with those  already taken by Anglo-Saxon and  other settlers.  Of his smaller papers there are a  great .number. They deal with such  subjects ns church plate, alabaster  carvings found at Preston, old time  inventories, etc. His larger contributions include "A Guide to Durham,"  "A History of Ik-don," and "The  Lost Towns of the Huniber." He had  been engaged for a considerable period on the history of Hull, but was  not able to complete it. As a scholar  of Norman French he took first place  in the country.  The sale of the Marvcll letters w.n  Mr. Boyle's downfall. Among t<ie  most valued treasures of Hull are a  series of 300 letters, written by the  poet, who represented thc city in  Parliament. In 1905 a Marvell letter  was put out- ior sale at Sotheby's,  and Mr. Birrell, who was at that time  engaged in "writing a life of Marvell,  was attracted into examining it. He  was then convinced that it formed one  Df the series belonging to the Hull  corporation.  On an examination being made, several letters were found to be missing,  together with some other relics. Mr.  Boyle was convicted of the theft and  sentenced to 12 months' hard labor.  After this unhappy incident Mr.  Boyle lost heart and failed in health.  ITCHING ECZEMA'S  CAUSE AND CURE  This Dr-eadf ullv Torturing and Obstinate Disease is  Entirely Overcome By  ' Dr, Chase's. Ointment" '  Eczema is common to rich and poor,  old ��������� and young, and is neither contagious 'nor an indication of unclean-  liness, as some suppose.-  Teething, improper food, indigestion,  vaccination, poisoning by clothing or  from ivy, etc., are named among the  causes.  There, is inflammation, redness,  heat, swelling, discharge, formation  of crust and nil the time annoying,  troublesome itching and burning,  which often becomes so torturing as  to be almost unendurable.  This ever present itching is what  makes eczema so,dreaded, and it is  this feature to which Dr. Chase's  Ointment gives relief from almost tlie  first application.  Dr. .Chase's Ointment is not only  delightfully sooothing, but is a wonder as a means of healing-the skin.  Tt is not long before the raw itching  sores  are thoroughly    cleansed,    the  itching subdued and  the process  of,' Bales '& Co., Toronto  healing begun.    Persistent .treatment  will then bring about a thorough cure.  This great ointment is always beneficial to the skin, making it soft,  smooth and velvety, and, besides being the most effective treatment  known for the cure of eczema, is useful in every'home in a score of ways.  "My baby had' eczema on her ear.'  The sore was very bad, and.nothing  seemed to do her.much good! Hear*',  ing of the remarkable cure Dr. Chase's'  Ointment was making, we sent for  some, and after the-third application  the sore began to heal: ' I am glad tc-  say that it is. quite well now, and we  give the- credit to Dr., Chase's Ointment. Wo cannot recommend this,  preparation too highly."���������Mrs. F.  Clarke,. Belmont, Man.  Mothers use Dr.-Chase's-Ointment  for the chafing nnd skin troubles of  their bnbies in preference to unsani-'  tary pore-clogging ��������� powders;  60  cents  a box, at_ all dealers, or Edrrianson,  <**  * The Strongest Law  Tf monarchs are not always famous  for their wit nnd humor, there are  occasional exceptions. At the famous  .-.lege of Cluirtres, when the town capitulated to Henry IV of l-Yunce, thc  chief magistrate went to deliver up  the keys of tlie gates in accordance  with tlie custom which prevailed in  those days. "This town belongs to  your Highness by divine law and by  human law," ho said, as he made a  low obeisance to the monarch. "And  ov the cannon law," replied Henry  IV.  ��������� A Purely Vegetable Pill.��������� Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are compounded  from roots, herbs and solid extracts  of known virtue in the treatment of  liver and kidney complaints and iu  giving tone to the system whether  anfeoblod by overwork or deranged  through excesses in living. They require no testimonial. Their excellent  .nudities are well known to all those  ivho have used them and they commend themselves to dyspeptics and  those subject to biliousness who are  in quest of a beneficial medicine.  Like the Wireless  At the close of their usual dinner  time argument. Mr. Jones looked at  his wife admiringly: "My dear," he  said, "your mind resembles the wireless telegraph apparatus which they  use in the navy.'.'. .   -  "Yes?" she asked, flattered. "You  mean because it catches subtle flashes  from  the surrounding ether?"    '  "No, my dear. Because it is often  completely at sea."  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.  "How do you know your husband  loves you? Docs he ent vour cooking ?  "Yes; but he refuses to let me eat  it. ���������Houston Post.  AVi Anatomical Puzzle.  A Haughty Queen.  ITolland's queen, Wilhelmlna, has exalted notions of her royal authority.  She is said to interfere in a most personal way with the conduct of Dutch  foreign relations. She looks upon the  Dutch colonies as In some sort the private appanages of the house of Orange.  Her prodigious personal popularity  with every class of her subjects saves  her from some of the consequences of  her unconstitutional tendencies.  I was cured of painful  Goitre  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Chatham,   Out.  BAYARD McMULLIN.  I  was   cured   of  Inflammation   by  MINARD'S LINIMENT:  Walsh, Ont,    MRS. W. H. JOHNSON.  I was cured of Facial Neuralgia by  MINARD'S LINIMENT. .  Parkdnle, Ont. ., J. H. BAILEY.  When Cupid, out for business, met 'Ras  tus face to face,  The kid exclaimed. "Well. I'll be blamed-  your heart's In. tho wrong place!"  ���������TIarper'8 Weekly.  LOW EXCURSION RATES TO  EASTERN   CANADA  The North-Western Line again an-1  nounce their annual excursions to'  Eastern Canada. Rate of $40 for the  round trip to points in Ontario and  Quebec, as far east as Montreal," will-  be in effect da'ly during December,  and tickets will be good for return  three months from date of sale, with  provision for extension 'at small additional cost.* If travelling East be  sure and specify The North-Western  Line when purchasing your ticket, as  this will ensure you best service and  quickest time. Full information on  application to Geo. A. Lee, General  Agent, 215 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg.  Man.  DIET AND   SLEEP.  WHEN NIGHTH00D WAS IN BUD  Barred Out.  "Noah never would bave mnde a successful poker player."  "Why not?"  "Rpcati.vp with nil hlw efforts he nev  or had more than two of a kind."���������Bal  tlmore American.  Imlne?"  ���������'Certainly." ,'   f  "Good friend?"  "Yes."  "Won't never, never gimme away?"  "Never."  "Then I'll tell yon something. I've  had more fun tonight than I've ever  had In all my life before."  "You organized the Buttermilk  dub?"  "Yes; six of us, and I'm president of  Jr.   'Lectcd by admiration."  At the Bottom of San Francisco Bay.  What a melancholy sight the bottom  of San Francisco bay must present! A  diver recently told me of going down  to the City of Quebec, sunk many  years ago at the mouth of the harbor  by one of the largo China steamers.  He descended with a stout heart nnd a  \afnd inured to tire tragedies of the  sea, but when he saw two sisters of  charity sleeping quietly In their bertha  and nenr by a man on his knees, swaying back and forth with the motion of  the tide, and a dim, mysterious light  over all the somber objects his heart  failed him, and ho gave the signal to  be hauled above. The San Rafael lies  there too. She went down In 1001, sent  to the bottom by a collision with another stenmer iu the fog. The relentless tide runs over her cozy cabins and  beautiful stairway, dank with tho pas  sage of time.  And there lie also, caught In tho seaweed, the City of Rio Jnnelro, the Es-  j cambln, tlio May Flint and the Caleb  Curtis, the last a pilotboat sunk lo i  "You we-iri acclamation.    And you   blinding fog.   Truly, the bottom of tbo  drank buttermilkV j bay  is  paved   with  memories. - San  "We drank���������we drank���������wo drank��������� < Francisco Call.  Sbaya.MJa|-������,i> Bowj)M>*i you good friend  The night and day barber will now shave  your face, -  The night and day banker your note;  The night and day lawyer will Dx up your  case,  The night and day tailor your coat;  The night and day florist will make you  a wreath.  The night ar>< day cooper a keg;  Tbe night unA day dentist will pull your  back teeth.  The night and day plumber your leg.  Tbe night and day bootblack will polish  your bIiocs.  The night and day teacher your wits;  The night and day actor will cure you ot  blues,  The night and day doctor of flts;  rhe night und day justice will give you  ten days,  The night and day Iceman your Ic*������;  Vho  night  and   day  chauffeur  will  plve  you a raise,  The night and day rev'rend a splice.  Our wide nwnkc cities to slumber are loetj  They'ro raising particular hob.  This night and day business ������eems Hkely  to cost  The night blooming burglar his Job.  Tot nothing Is now.   Futhor Adam, 't)������  plain, ,  Was rlrst In the night and day group.  For Erlen was sleepless when poor little  Ctiln,  Tho night and day baby, had croup!  -Earle.Hoolter Eaton In Harper's Weekly.  Where Lindley Murray Was   Born.  The house In which Lindley Murray,  the author of the first American grammar, was born Is still standing and Is  a favorite subject of the amateur photographer. It Is located about two  miles northwest of Palmyra, Lebanon  county.���������Philadelphia Record.  Eating Before Retiring and Digestion  During Slumber.  Diet has little influence on sleep ex  cept in so far as it may produce disturbances of digestion and through  these of the general balance of health.  The hypnotic effects of certain foods,  such as onions, lettuce, milk, etc., are  chiefly imaginary. Even the time of  the last meal of the day is of relatively little Importance except that it is  well to let this be at least two or three  hours before retiring. But even this  rule has many exceptions, as many  healthy laboring men habitually fall  asleep over their pipes directly after  supper, and children after poking the  spoon Into their little eyes nod off over  the tea table, with the bread arid butter still clutched In their chubby fists.  The processes of digestion probably  go ou more slowly during sleep, but  they arc perfectly carried out, as Is il  lustrated by the almost Invariable habit umoug animals of going to sleep  directly after a meal.  Indeed, u moderate amount of food  In the stomach or Intestines seems to  promote slumber. Many night workers,  for Instance, sleep much better for taking a light or even full supper Just before retlrlng.-Dr. Woods Hutchinson  Iu American Magazine.  The Canadian Pacific Railway are  issuing during December low rate excursion tickets to Eastern Canada  from all points in the North West.  For people of the North West who  desire lo spend tho winter in a milder  climate tho Canadian Pacific havo arranged a series of low rate excursions  for certain dates in December and  January to Vancouver and Victoria.  ffilpiilli  Willi!  &  TROUSERS OF RECENT ORIGIN.  A    Hundred    Years   Ago    Methodists  Thirught Them   Immoral.  The modern custom of wearing  trousers was taken from the military  dress introduced into the army by the  Duke of Wellington during thc Peninsular War, says The Tailor and Cutter. In early days these were known  as Wellington trousers, after the duke.  When they were coming into general use at the commencement of the  nineteenth century, the religious  world and the fashionable were most  determined in their opposition. A  clause in the original trust deed, dated 1820, of a Sheffield Nonconformist  chapel, provided that "under no circumstances whatever shall any  prcacherbs allowed to' occupy the pulpit who~wears  trousers."  But this was not all. Some doubts  were expressed in many quarters concerning the question whether a man  could be religious and appear in trousers. One of the founders of the Primitive Methodist body remarked to a  colleague in the ministry "that trousers wearing, beer drinking, so and so  will never get to heaven."  Father Reece, a famous Methodist  minister, twice president of the conference (bom in 1765. died in 1850),  could not be induced to adopt trousers, and amone the Methodists wa9  the last to follow popular fashion in  this respect.  Prematura Burial.  In order to obviate the risk of premature burial,  the late Mr. Samuel  Vallentine,    of    Brixton,    who    left  $110,000  to charities,  decreed in bis  will   that   "George   Russell   Beard-  more,   M.R.C S., of   Islington,   shall  sever my carotid artery or puncture  my heart   .   .   .but'if any cause or  circumstance shall occur to  prevent  the carrying out thereof, I direct that  my body shall  be uninterred for a  period of 15 days following my presumed   death,   unless   decomposition  shall set in before that time."   Dr.  Beardmore,      who      performed    the  operation of puncturing Mr.  Vallen-  tine's heart,  explained  that it was  no  uncommon  thing for  persons, to  take a similar precaution against premature burial.   In the case mentioned, however, if there was any life-left  it would immediately leave the body  if the heart was pierced.   "Another  way," continued  the doctor,  "would  be to puncture an artery.    If there  was life in the body the blood would  spurt or run freely���������but not if life  wore  extinct.    In   the   event  of  the  person  being  still  alive   the   act  of  piercing   the  artery   would  do  little  harm."    At a recent meeting of the  Association   for   the    Prevention   of  Premature Burial it was stated that  149 people were known to have been  buried alive, whilo 219 had narrowly  escaped Dromaturn burial.  Your Winter Suit.  Don't choose a gray coat unless you  have a frock and hat to go with It  No costume will be prettier or more  stylish than this for tho winter, especially with the dull blue added, but a  long gray coat alone Is of little value.  Black Is the primal eholee wuod  service and economy are to bo considered, and tho next choice is the pure  champagne color In silk or cloth which  Socs with an astounding variety of  hats and gowns, though It Is best with  black, brown and sapphire blue..  E. J. Lupso'n, parish clerk of Yarmouth, who has completed 44 years'  service, has attended 12.000 weddings  at the parish church, and has been  absent from church only three times  nut of nearly 2.300 Sundays. He has  sjivt-n away more than 1,200 brides.  A lady writes: "[-'was enabled to  remove the corns, root and branch,  by the use of Holloway's Corn Curo."  Others who have tried it have the  same, experience.  At the terminal of an up the State  railroad one day last week a conductor was making a verbal report to the  General Manager. Among other things  that he reported was that Ills' train  had struck a bear, on tlie wav in. '  "Was it on the track?" asked the  General Manager.  "No," replied the conductor. "The  train had to-go in the woods after  him."���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  The City of Roses.  Ispahan, Persia, is known as the  "city of roses," but a traveler saya  that the streets "aro only alleys between two high mud walls, without a  single window or opening to be seen���������  merely here nnd there a low, narrow  doorway, always impenetrably closed.  The ground is thickly coated with dust,  the streets are rarely straight, and never have they got any name. The sense  of ruin is everywhere���������here a wall ia  falling down, there a palace Is In  ruins, a little farther a deserted  mosque is skirted. Such Is Ispahan,  which from having at one time a population of 1,000,000 is now reduced to  oarely 100,000 Inhabitants."  The Slow Train.  A conductor on a certain train noted  for Its slowness asked a boary headed,  white bearded passenger for his ticket  "1 gave it to you," said the old man.  "I guess not,"'the conductor replied  "Where'd you get on ?"  "At Buxby's Crossing."  "Why," the conductor cried, "there  wasn't, anybody got on at Buxby'a  Crossing except one little boy."  "1," said the aged one, "was that  Utile boy."���������J^piucott's.  or  or  5,000,000  ���������they are all  alike.  Each biscuit  as light as if  made by lairy  hands.  Baked to a  golden- russet  brown.  So fresh,  and crisp, and  tempting, that  just opening the  .box is teasing  the appetite.  And   yon  find   a   new  delight in every  one you eat.  Yon get perfection.  when you get  Cream  GO  noni*  Iffc  W.   N.   U.   No.   687.  CHRISTMAS   RATES   EAST    VIA  NORTH-WESTERN   LINE  _ Commencing Dec. 1st, and continu-  rng to Dec. 31st, excursion tickets  will be on sale to mnny points in  Knstern Canada, west of Montreal, at  $40,00"-for tho round trip, good for  return three months from date of salo.  Ito sure to spec"y the North-Westorn  Line between Minneapolis, St. Paul,  nnd Chicago.  "What are your views on curroncy?"  OBlted tho busy citizen.  "Mostly sad.and reminescont," answered tho man who had boen io the  ractrt.���������Washiniirton Star.  For outdoor work,  for" every day wear,  for walking and  driving, Elmira Felt  Shoes are the warm-  Sold by  Leading est, easiest, lightest  Dealers   an&    moSt   comfort-  3*1  able of all footwear.  The .trade mark, shown above,  is on the sole of every genuine  Elmira Pelt Shoe and Slipper.  ������&������&������Sj22������������������| Look for it whenever you buy,  ^**-^^"r*^7ffrffm^ga  p and Consider \hffrt_f  It wat n������c������s������ary te erect two new factories In four yjars to accommodate  the   Increasing  demand for  KING  OF   THE   ROAD  There is one dealer in your own town that can tell you why.  R. J. WHITLA & CO.,     UM,TED  WINNIPEG  Helpless from RhenmaUsm '  When Rheumatism grips yem���������when you can't walk without  cratches���������when every movement means agony���������  TaRe Gin Pills  They Cure Rheumatism  It ia tronderf ul���������the way Gin Pllla take away    ���������  the ptdn���������strengthen ond heal the kidneys��������� ( '"  and cure Rheumatism, Sciatica and Lumbago 'J  to stay cured.  Try Gin Pills oa ottr guarantee that they  cure or money back. 50c. a box���������o for lj.50.  At druggists or by mail. 0g  BOUt DnUO CO.     ���������    WINNIPEG, UAH.  \  V J\.
Distribution of Seed Grain & Potatoes
By instruction of the Hon. Minister
.-)f Agriculture a distribution is being
���nade this season of samples of superior sorts of grain and- potatoes to
Janadinn    f��rm����   *"*���   *l -    '-
Quick ease for the worst coueli���auick '
-  0   ux,u pvi-unues 10)     ��uiu��. cii.se ror tne worst cough���quick
Janadian farmers for the improve- rtllief to the heaviest cold���and SAFE
.nent of seed.   The stock for distribu-   '��'a,ke.' ev|" f��r.a r     '   Cures
has  been secured  mainly from   2$  "A*b_��iL����.   tf^lh.
SXDerimpntr*!   V���m*   -i   "-"���.*:-    Sold under a guarantee   CoUgbS
"I can take you to a hundred
homes, right around my store, in
which St. George's is used."
" You can ask those, who do,
the baking, what they think of
lie Experimental Farms at Indian
Head, Sask., and Brandon, Man.
The samples, consist of oats,, spring
.vheat, barley, Indian corn (for ensilage only) and potatoes. The quantity of oats sent is-4 lbs., and of
.vlieat or barley 5 lbs., sufficient in
���ach case to sow one-twentieth of an
icre. The samples of Indian coi-n
md  potatoes  weigh  3 lbs  each.    A
to cure colds and coughs jn *-, ��� j
quicker than any other ������������� *L<QaClS
medicine���or your money back. . 34year*>
of success commend Shilob's Cure. 25c,
���50c.,$l. 318
Gardner Laments Fact That the
World Has No Use For Him.
3 """*01    |    '[uarrtrty of each of the followine va- L�� �� *..^T7-7~   	
St, GeoroeV      ><f-" "" ^'"' ^& SAYSITCOESWONDER
.    vw.jjvb a       Oats.���Banner.  Wide-Awnl���   WhiiJ
"And every oneof the hundred
will tell you the same ���that
St: George's stands every test
and never loses its strength."
Write for free cofyofour Cook Hook.
Natlou.il Drue: & Clieiuical Co. of
.Canada, limited, Montreal. ,--
.   *���
The Unknown Sex
During  the  time  that    a.   certain
Middlesex "regiment    was    quartered
in Cawnporo, a large order was sent
to a shoeniaking  firm for boots for
the men.   The manager sent the order
to the chief  baboo with instructions
that it was to be attended to without
delay.   The baboo took the paper and
read, it with evident surprise on his
face." He reread the order and appeared more mystified still.    He read it
a third time, then a fourth, and finally a fifth time.   Then he went off to
the manager.   "Please, sir," he snidr
"not understand.  *Male sex 1 know,
female sex I know but what is Middlesex?"
Oats.���Banner, Wide-Awake, White
Itant, Danish Island, Thousand. Dol-
ir, Improved Lipowo, all while var-
itios. Black oats are not recomrnend-
d for general cultivation, a few sam-
iles, however, are available which
*an be sent if specially asked for.
Wheat.���Red Fife (beardless); Pres-
"on, Pringle's Chan-plain and Huron
.'early bended sorts); Percy and Slarr-
'ay  (early  beardless  varieties).
Barlev ' (six-rowed)���Mensury, Od-
'isa, Mansfield and Claude." Two-
lowed���Standwoll, Invincible, Cnna
linn Thorpe and Sidney
Lots of Men and Women in Montreal
Having the Simple Home-Made
Mixture   Prepared
Some remarkable stories are being
told about this simple home-made
mixture curing Rheumatism and.Kidney trouble. Here is tho recipe and
directions for taking: Mix by shaking
well in a bottle one -half ounce Fluid
Extract Dandelion, one ounce Compound Kargon, three ounces Comas
New Names and New Ways Do Not
Appeal to the Noted President���He
Recalls Changes That Have Taken
Place In  His Time.
("Copyright, 1907, by P. c. Eastment]
"My frens.". said Brother Gardner,
president of tbe Limekiln club, at its
last meeting, "I's been dolu' a heap o'
thliikin' fur de last few days, and I's
about"come to de conclusion dat de
world ain't got no furder use fur me
and odder old folks. Wo am outer
date. We can't keep up w-Jd de pur-
cession.   We can't catch on.
"It makes me lonely when I look
around me and miss all do old fashlou-
ed things, and some nights I look up
.it de moon and de stars and wonder
.ind'as a matter of fact we are.' .'We
'iave to be to keep ahead of de odder
'eller. When a man says he will do
tins nnd so you wonder If he hain't
.yin'. When he gibs you his note of
'iand you worry fur fear dat he won't
���neet It. When he sends word dat he
im ready (o pay It you look for a Digger in de wood pile. When he-has paid
it and you have de money In your pocket you feel a sort o' contempt fur him
���lat lie was honest.
"In. de old days when I bought n hoe
it was a hoe. De .game wid shoes or a
Hat or groceries. De seller made his
profit and his goods war honest. When
yon go to huy a thing nowadays under
dis up to date system you am swindled
first in what you buy and next in de
price of It. Dnr am swindles Iu ehery-
fing you eat, wear aud use. We not
only swindle our own people, but de
world nt large. We send de heathen
Chinese Bibles and  missionaries and
THBS as th* paramount featbjbe.of
"ree From Artificial Coloring, Dust, '  Dirt   arid    All   Foreign   Sub.tai.en
Forest   Protection
.      . ,,    ,    Protection  of'forests already exist-
Sn1^ ' Jn    V aIS�� Se'!d him C��tt0nS   in* is the fhst steP in f��iestry.   Fire
tilled   wid   elav   to  mni.-��   -nm   n..ui. I.   . l '' c
filled  wid  clay  to  make  'em "weigh   |"8J ,T *T" "T "' l���^'   ^
>er. b     *s by far the most serious enemy of
j 1 /��� i -
  ���., ^6ax��Cu ��-, �� marvelous    '"������������������� mnv oo sent in a
thing that so potent a medicine should .'3t-foi;�� *he,. \5f-h .of February
No change need be made in your
usual diet, but drink plenty of good
This mixture,  writes one authority
in a lending Montreal newspaper, has
ii peculiar tonic effect ou the kidneys;
cleansing the clogged-up pores of the
eliininativo tissues,   forcing the  kidneys lo sift and strain from the blood
the  uric acid  and    other    poise,ous
wasle   matter,    overcoming  Rheumatism,   Bladder  and  Urinary  troubles
in n short while.
A  Montreal  druggist  who has had
-    ...     .    Hundreds of calls for these ingredients
be    entertained.   sjnce  the  first  announcement in  the
be  sent    free    of  aewspnpers stated that the people who
���hnrtre  through  the  mail.                       once try it "swear bv it," especially
Apolicntions should be addressed to   thoso who nnve Tjrinarv nnd Kidnev
fhe Director of -Experimental 1-arms,   trouble and miffo.- *������!���.. r>\ ���������
IKllll'iin.iJ'"'""   '-""-'   ---    -"
and  White  Cap  Yellow Dent
Potatoes.���Early varieties, Early
White Prize and Rochester Rose.
Medium to lnte varieties. Carman" No.
I and Late Puritan. These later varieties nro ns a rule more productive
than tho earlier kinds.
Only  one  sample   enn   be  sent  to
-'ach applicant, hence if nn individual
-ecciyes n sample of oats ho cannot
ilso receive one of wheat, barley, In-
linn corn or potatoes.   Lists of names
from one individual,  or applications,    ^  j\f0ntro
for   more   than   one   sample   for   one | hundreds of
household,   cannot    be    entertained. '
"he samples  will  be  sent    free    of
��� Trs a Marvelous Thing.���When tho
cures effected by Dr Thomas' Eclec-
tncOil me considered, the speedy and
permanoutrelief it has brought to the
suffering wherever it has been used, I '"c  '-'���leuioi   oi-j',xperimentai l-'arms |��"""Ti  **"��^  umiaiy ana ivnine-
lt must be regarded as a marvelous   Ottawa, nnd m��v bo sent in anv time     S   e,""d .suffer ������''*'* .Ehetrmatism.
thinn-thnt. nn nnton* ��� ���,i,-���: 1     , , I h��f��,.n   n,���    icai.   _r  -n.-u...      ' aft0]. | ���  1 ,le f*l'"?gists in this neighborhood
result from the six simple ingredients
which enter into its composition. A
trial will convince the most skeptical
of its healing virtues.'
. r.	
"It is said, doctor, that you treated
your landlord for liver trouble and
lie died of stomach trouble!"
"Infamous slander!    When I treat
a patient for liver  trouble he  dies i  '
from   that���understand?"���Fliegiende   me,lt
Bl aetter.
$100   REWARD,   $100
The readers of this paper will be pleased  to  learn   that  there  is  at  least  one
dreaded disease that science-has been able
to cure in all Us stages, and that is Catarrh.    Hall's  Catarrh   Cure  is. the  only
positive cure: now known to the medical
fraternity.     Catarrh    being   a   constitutional     disease,     requires     constitutional treatment.   Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken  Internally,   acting   directly, upon, the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system,
thereby destroying ,tho, foundation of the
disease,  and giving the  patient: strength
by building up  the constitution and  assisting   nature  in   doing  its   work.    The
���proprietors havo so much fm'*h in its cm-.
ative   powers   that.:: they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to
curo.   Send for list of; testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY/ & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists. 75c.
Take  Hall's  Family  Pills for  constipation.
Wiich the -lists' will be closed, ?o that
the samples  asked  for  may  be  sent
out in izood time for sowing.' Applicants should    mention the    varieties
they prefer, with a second sort as an
alternative.   Applications will be filled in the order in which they are revived, so long as the supply of seed
lasts.    Farmers are advised to apply
-sarlv to  avoid    possible  . disappoint-
Those applying   for   Ind-nn
corn or potatoes should b��ar in mind
that the corn is not usually distribut-
sd   until  April,   nnd    that    potatoes
i.annot   be   mailed   from   here   until
danger from frost in transit is over.
No postage is required on mail matter addressed to the Central Experimental  Farm,  Ottawa.
i    Director of Experimental  Farms.
. Sudden trans'tion; from a hot to a
cold temperature, exposure to rain,
sitting in a draught, unseasonable
substitution of light for heavv clothing, are fruitful causes of colds and
the resultant cough so perilous to
persons of weak lungs. Among the
many medicines for bronchial disorders so arising, there is none bettor
than Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. Try it and become convinced.
Price 25 cents
,. ��� v....i  ncijjiiuuniooci
say they can supply the ingredients,
which are easily mixed at home.
There is said to be no. better blood-
cleansing agent or system tonic
known, and certainly none more
harmless or simple lo use.
Not Enough Clergy
The supply of clergy in England is
not keeping pace with demand, so
far as the .Episcopal Church is concerned. The ordination lists this
year show only an increase of eight
in the list of 'deacons over last year.
Worms derange the whole system.
Mother Grave's Worm Exterminator
deranges worms and gives rest to the
sufferer. It only costs 25 cents to try
it and be convinced.
"Why in the world are you carry-
"The meanest man I ever knew,"
said Mark Twain, "lived in rlnnnk
bal.   He sold his son-in-law the half
of a verv fine cow, and then refused . - ""���' ll1 y,e.���;a a-re,*T ca'T*\"
to share the milk with the young fel- J"* *wo umbrellas?   somebody asked
low, on the ground that he had only the   fo/ge"uI   manj.-and   he   looked
sold him .we front half.   The son-in- amazed-at the question,
law was   also  compelled  to  provide        ?. should, think'you d guess that
all the cow's fodder and to carry wa- f**^ kn���mg me so well,   he said
ter to her twice a day.   Finally the I"l\ carrying two so that if I, forget
,       , , - -       * - - TlH     lnn,.rt    a��~    	
"Tf you refuse me," said the young
man. "I shall blow out my brnins."
"I'd hate to have you do that," replied the girl thoughtfully, "and yet
it would be a good joke on pa. He
says you haven't any, you know."���
Philadelphia   Ledger.
.      ...-ww ��  nc.��,    a:many, uie
cow butted the old maa through a
barbed wire fence; and ho sued his
son-in-law for $50 damages."���Washington Star.
���...0 ...�� wuwu ii j. lorgei
and leave one anywhere I shall still
have   the  other .'"���Youth's  Compan
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.
Irrelevant Talki   "   "'
Now that the season of the afternoon tea and "at homes" is upon us
we can  all  be amused  at the very
clever story of a very clever woman
about whom Mary "E. Bryan tells. She ___
had been to teas and teas until her en- ENqlish spavin LiNlMtNT removes
durance was worn threadbare, and she all hard, soft or calloused lumps and
had noted that nobody ever by nny  ^!,i8he1?Hn,tr��m.1_^-r!e-8'    blood   spa?lD
Mother���Why did you  not scream,
when Hans kissed you?
Daughter���He threatened me.    ������.���,���.,,.   wnen   such   i
Mother���How-? ,   I remedy is near at hand?
Daughter-He sard if I did    lied     Zam.Bnk heals sores, cur
never krss me again.��� Meggendorfer l ':��� ���
��� Zam-Buk   Cures   Piles
That there is no end to the healing
powers of Zam-Buk is being demon-
, strated every day.   Mr. Julius Glacier.
'of Denbigh,   Ont.,  was''tortured day
and night with  blind bleeding piles,
so bad that he says: "I could find no
comfort  standing,   sitting    or    lying
down, and was unable to do any work.
One day my eyes rested upon a little
sample box of Znm-Buk.   I picked it
up    and read    the    words,    CURES
PILES.    I started    using    Zam-Buk
that night, and before I could purchase a large box I was.already cured,
STNCE.   You may publish this if you
wish for the benefit of other sufferers."
This is only one of the many cases
where Znm-Buk has healed piles when
all else" had failed.   Why do you go
! on  suffering  when   such   a  splendid
.r dey have changed too. If dey haven't
it's lieknse a trust hasn't got hold of
~';In de old fashioned days, when we
'..'Hillt.ii 'clni'rcli' b'uildiir���dey called it n
itieetm' house den���we had to rake and
k-r.'ipo'.'aiii!' build a leetle at. a time.
Khery dollar was honest money. Bb-
..-rv dollar was honestly nlrned. If we
;;ot 'miff together to build a $500 build-
In' we 'felt ahuf-xt ashamed of: de .extravagance. If we could pay our
preacher $1200 u year he wns almost
iishrHiied to take it.
"Up my way (ley am jist now build-
In' what may he called �� palace of de
Lnwd. De lot cost $20,000, de��� bulletin'
am to cost $-10,000, de organ am to cost
:J>0.000,:,'de;.'8tcnui: heat and cushions
and oddf-i- fixins will cost as much
more, and dey am gwlne to pay de
minister de same salary annually.
Dnr will be a choir of paid singers,
and dar will - be dozens of carriages
roll upto de door on Sundays. v
When the Church Is Built.
"When tint palace am finally completed and opened, when do. organ
peals out, when de choir stands up.to
sing, when de minister stands up to
preach, what's he gwlne to preach
about to make men better? .list de
same things dat our preachers preach- J
ed about in de long ago. '
"He will ask men to be honest.
"He will ask. men to love deir feller
"He will ask men to forgive deir enemies and praise de Lnwd.
"He will ask men and women to help
"Now and den, in de old days gone
nebber to return, I used to nsk a few
unyburs to (lrap in of an evenin*. Wc
had a pitcher o' elder, a pun of apples
and some popcorn and all injoyed
deirselves. I was .invited'ober to di-
house of Brtrddcr Glveadam Jones de
odder evenin'. lie said It was gwlne
to be a simple affair. Dar "was six
kinds of cake, wine, ice cream and cigars, and when de ontiu' and di-iukin'
wiis ober we had music on de phonograph. I ItnJn't sayln' a word of c-ritll-
c'isni. Brudder Jones alms $Jf> a week
and hasn't a cent hi de bank, but de
up to date .programme must he .���roller-
ed or he would be out of do swim
Kven If he can't get a doctor's prescription filled he must muke-u bluff.
What He Found In the Country.
"I hope It might be dllTerei't out hide ken try, whur It used to seem to me
dat Ood llbed most ofde time, and de
odder day I took a wander to git near
liitn. Wruil. I found a fanner who
Wiurged me f> cents for a glass of but-
(er-rullk dat was gwine to do pigs.' I
found a boy who called nie an old nigger. I found a farmer's wife who said
I looked like a thief. I found.a country grocer; who asked me 2 cents too
much fur a paper of smokiu' tobacco.
I found ii constable who wouldn't let
ine lie dowu on.the greeii;grass, and I
found a- farmer's hired man who wanted, me to change a bogus half dollni
fur Iii iu and cuffed ine bekase, 1
wouldn't.: God wasn't out dar. 11 wa.*-
all man, man, man���de same.sort o
men dat you meet in de city, tie up to
date man. '
"I looked and looked and looked, bul
1 found nuthlh' like It used to be.   II
wns   'keep  oft'  de  grass'   bekase  the
m-nss wus wuth money.   You mustn't
lean agin de trees, bekase de trees wa.-
sold.  You 'mustn't wander in de'woods
bekase   a   trust   owned   them.   You
mustn't fish in de brooks, wandc* in
de medders u'or hunt fur blackberries
:."I come home disappointed and dis
conraged and  wid tears in  my eyes
but I'm not gwiue to kick. '���. Progress
bus dun all dis, and I have failed tu
keep up wid de purceshun.   I'm a has
been.     I'm a   back  number.    Let  u.*,
break de meetln' in two and go home."
the forest; damages from insects and
fungi usually occupy an entirely secondary place. In the valley of the
Ottawa River,- it has often been said,
ten times as much timber has been
destroyed by fire as has been taken
out by the lumbermen
"But she sings more than she plays;
why do you speak of her-music as
instrumental?"    *
"Well, it's instrumental in making'
the neighbors  move    out."���Catholic
Standard and Times.
___^  N
Picture of 46 wild animals in colors,
gun and trap  catalogue,  price  list of
raw furs, hides and  skins,  sent  post
Iii respect to the'p'rotection of her|Paid lor 4cJP stamPs'   N' w' Hide *
forests from fire, Canada has taken
the lead on the American continents.
For 22 years pnsl���i. e., since
18%���Ontario has had a system of
protection of her forests; and the
Dominion administration and almost
ill the provincial governments have
followed her lead.
All the Canadian systems of fire
���irotection effect this object by means
>f fire rangers who patrol an assign-
id district. When a fire is discover-
���d in its first stages, they put it out;
if tlie fire is beyond their power to,
control, they are given power to call
in���even to "compel������help.
The fire protection system on Dominion forest lands was inaugurated by
Mr. E.  Stewart, then Superintendent
>f  Forestry,  in   1901.    At  the  beginning the number of men employed was
small, but by 1904 had risen to forty,
and now about fifty men are employ-,
id.   This year, for the first time, rnn-
Ters   are   being   employed   along   the f
\thabnsca   and   Lesser   Slave   Lake ;
'here are three  in this  region.    The
freatcr   number   of   the   rangers   are
���-iriplovcd in the railway belt in Bri-
'ish Columbia nnd along the eastern
-lope   of   the   Rocky   Mountains;   in
these  districts   about  half   the��� total |
��� umber   of   rangers     are    employed.
There are also rangers in the Edmonton   district,   the   Prince   Albert   district, arid ion the following reserves:
,Moose Mountains. Riding Mountains.
Duck   Mountains,   Turtle   Mountains
nid Sprucewoods.
The rangers are under the supervision of the Crown .Timber Agent,
forest Ranker, or some other official
designated for the purpose. Not only
lo   thev   keep   watch   for   fires,   but
Fur  Co.,  Minneapolis,   Minn.
Kendall's Spavin Core &.
Here Ii just one cue
out of thousands���
IlAMiOTA. Man.,
March 13, 'oSw
"This ia to testify to
the value of Keudall's
Spavin Cure as a
Spavin Remedy and
I.iuiment for general
use. : I used it for
Spavins on a colt two
years ago, and found it a complete cure."
Save your,, horse with Kendall's���the
sure cure for all Bony Growths. Swellings
aud l^imeuess.   JI a bottle���4 for 5$.  Our
'(rreat book���"Treatise on the Horse"���
free from dealers or so
Dr, 8. J. Kendzll Co., Enosburg Fills, rtrmsni, U.S.
can have on application to ns a sample (free of charge) of our IMPROVED
horse nails, sufficient to shoe a horse.
They are made by the old reliable hot-
forged process from Swedish Special
    .-,   ...���.-,,   uui   Steel rods. They will be found to drive
'.hev also post   fire  notices and gen-   easiest,    and  wear  best.     No  better
���rnllv try to imoress  on the people   horse nails are made in  the  world.
the danger to the forests from fires   State size preferred, and name of deal-
and the need of enrp in coifinrr fiv^o . I���������"������ ���'      *
She Meant Well.
A teacher in a certain eastern school
asked her class to draw a picture of
that which they wished to be when
they grew up. The pupils went diligently to work with paper and pencil,
somedrawing pictures of soldiers, policemen, flue ladies, etc. They al!
worked hard but one little girl,- who
sat quietly holding her pad and.pencil
in hand.
The teacher, observing her, asked:
"Don't you knew what you want to
be when you grow up, A nun?"
"Yes, I know." replied the little girl
and the "need of care in setting fires,
his educational feature is not the
least valuable part of their work. On
orivnte timber limits half the expense
if fire ranging is borne by the limit
nvners and half bv the Dominion
"overnment; on lands not under li-
lense the Dominion government pays
'.he whole expense.
The value of such a system of fire
-irotection is impossible to estimate,
ft is the "ounce of prevention" and
^e putting out of a small fire mav
nean the saving of many thousands
if dollars. r-
Testirnony as to the efficiency of
this system has, however, been given
bv many lumbermen," both on provincial and Dominion lands.
er  through whom  you   usually  purchase.
chance paid tiie least attention to iray.-
thing anybody said.  .Everybody, she
decided, always seemed to be waiting
for something to happen, and their at- i
tentlon Beemed to be fixed anywhere
else  but on a  possible conversation.
She resolved to experiment As she entered a drawing room she said to her
hostess, who was greeting each comer
alike with outstretched hand and set
smile: "How do you do?   I've been dead
three days."   "Isn't that lovely?" Instantly   replied   the   hostess   as   she
turned to greet the next comer.   She
went on until she met a friend with
whom she exchanged an enthusiastic
greeting beginning: "IIow do you do,
my dear? I've been dead three days."
"Why-   how   fortunate!" 'replied   her
friend, with a far off look, scanning
the gown* of nearby women and tho
tea table, with its lights and flowers.
She repeated this remark  four tlmea
more and convinced herself that nel-
'ther talk nor tea Is necessary at afternoon parties where women foregather
���Just gowns and lights and some mo-
"��Ic to crer.Ji a fuss.
curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles,
sprains, sore and swollen throat, coughs,
etc. . Save $50 .by uBe of one bottlo. warranted the most wonderful Blemish Cure
ever known.
The wbale catching Industry ia dy-
"logout Only 150 are now caught each
In London about $5,000,000 worth of
ra.w furs are disposed of every year
by auction.
Seventy-sis American cities eaiih produce more than $20,000,000 worth of
manufactured goods every year.
The southern states now surpass the
New 'England-states iu the amount of
power employed for manufacturing.
The middle states come first, with
about 5.000.000 horsepower; the central
states second, with a little over 4.000,-
000; the southern states third, with
2.3S0.00O, and New England fourth,
with a trifle over 2.225.000.
  , uu. co, uui'es eczema,
skin eruptions, ulcers, ringworm, itch,
barber's rash, blood poison, bad leg,
salt rheum, abrasions, abscesses, cuts,
burns,  scalds,  nnd  all skin injuries   would de consi
and diseases.   Of all stores and drug- % j-st as quick as In dat palace?
.'rists  at 50 cents, or from  Zam-Buk        -
Co.. Toronto, for price.   3 boxes "for
...  ��*. ......ii Hiii] women to help    "' tnw ' W!,nt to be married, hut. 1
In de betterment of de world and to so    don,t know uow t0 dr:nv il-"
lib yore on nirth dat when dey come
to die dey will go up higher,
"Dat's all he kin do.   Can't add an-
odder  word to It.   And  If he asked
those things in a $;"00 meetin' house
j would de consciences of men respond
Ask your doctor about these
throat coughs. He will tell
you how deceptive they are.
A tickling in the throat often
means serious trouble ahead.
Better explain your case carefully to your doctor, and ask
him about your taking Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral.
The Dreadnought's Propeller*.
When the work of fitting the new
experimental   steerlug  engine  to  the
Dreadnought Is completed tbe vessel
will be docked to have another set of
propellers  fitted.   It  will   be  remembered that after the Dreadnought had
completed her steam trials there was a
considerable falling off In ber speed.
It   was   thought   that   the  deficiency
could  be  met by the provision of a
new set of propellers, but when these
were fitted the subsequent tests showed that her speed was still less than
that  attained on   the  original   trials.
Now a third set of propellers Is to be
fitted lu the hope of regaining the lost
Th* Last Ext,wtit*/ri at Tyburn.
The last execo tion  at Tyburn took
place on Friday. Nov. 7, 1783. in the
person of John  Austin, convicted on
the   preceding   Saturday   of   robbing
John Spicer and cutting and wounding him in a cruel manner.   In Watford's "Old and New London" It Is erroneously said that "the last criminal
executed here,was one Ryland, who
was hanged (slcl for forgery In 1783."
William Ryland was executed on Aug
29,   two  months   before  the  date  of
Austin't conviction, and many a poor
wretch made the fatal pilgrimage to
Tyburn  in  the  interval,  hanging by
wholesale being the rule In those days.
The   long  procession   westward   had
been   attended   by   such   disgraceful
scenes that the authorities resolved to
hang criminals henceforth outside Newgate  prison,   straight   from  the  condemned cell.    Accordingly on Dec. 3,
1783, the recorder ordered the erection
of a scaffold in front of the Jail, of
which a notice and descriptive engraving appear in the Gentleman's Magazine for tho same month, and on the
10th the new hanging place was Inaugurated   by   the  execution   of   ten
malefactors.���-London Notes and Que
W�� publlth our formulsn
Ws banlih aioohol
ftom our uiadiolno"
W�� nri�� you to j
Who mikes the best liver pills? The
J. C. Ayer Company, of Lowell, Mass.
They have been miking Ayer's Pills for
over sixty years.  If you hive the slight*:
���lit doubt about using these pills, ask . "���" wul* uuu uc''
your doctor.   Do is he siys, nlw��y��.   , I tber was n penny tho \vowe.-8trand
���ii i 'Mill bjr tt�� J. C. ***/���* Co.. towttt, Um��v-*   Majinulnu.
A  Horse's Jump.
A  startling episode  occurred  some
time back nt Angers, the cnpltnl of the
French department of Mnlne-et-Lolre.
A cavalry charger was being exercised
by n groom In the Hue de Brlssnc when
us it was crossing the railway bridge
It was startled by an approaching train
car.   The animal, which wns a great,
powerful hay. plunged violently, and
then   with  one  tremendous  bound  It
cleared the four foot pnrapet nt the
bridge and dropped to the railway lino
full forty feet below.   Tho horse kept
Its foot and thc rider his seut, and ncl
Thai Sfc^Rtoofedf
The ntrosifrmt wind that ever Mew enn't
rip away a roof covered with ���ell'-luckint;
Rain can't fret tlirough It in 33 year*
(g-uaranteed <n tt'ri*iii(f For th.it lemr���(food
lor u century, renlly)���fire can't bother mcli
a roof���proof nijniint all ihe elements���llio
chc'iipust GOOI) roof there in.
��� Write u�� nnd we'll ehow you why It
cruts lent to roof right. Just addreii
The PEDLAR People Eft
Oabaimlfontraal Ottawa Tereote Loudon Winnipeg
ItffltMlJniVlftLIUItrVllTfM Iftam 11 ^
, "But he won't ask it. It would be
old fashioned to do so. It wouldn't be
to date. It might hurt de feelin's of
some of de coiigregashun who have
come dar to show off deir clothes and
hear de choir sing. He'll take a text
and he'll talk, and when he gits frew
talkin' meeting will be. ober and nobody de better nor wuss off.
"In tie old fashioued day any man
who llbed widln five miles of yo:i was
a tiaybtir. and a human  belli'.   In dis
modern age de man libin' on de odder
side of de wall dies and is burled, and
you don't know his name nor c*u-e to.
"Fifty years ago dar was a ftjelin'
of sympathy fur a man in misfortune,
���fur 11  wldder In blHck, fur an orphan
i-rylii" In Its loneliness.  Dat feelin' was
loo old fashioned, and It has been done
away  wid.   Wo can't miss our street
kyar to speak to a man wliu has been
run ober and luul his bones broke, and
*,\-e (igger dat wldders and orphans will
be raki-n care of at de porchouse.
"In   (lose  o'd  days  dar  was  seme
politics around, but men didn't look
upon it as they do de politics of today.
It didn't smirch men.   It didn't make
Mars and thieves and rascals of 'em
Men didn't sell their votes, and offli-c-
bolders didn't rob de people.   It was
decided  dat de old  way  wasn't pre
gresslve 'nuff fur de American people,
and so de present one was Invented.
De result ahi tint dere am not ober five
men  In  high places today In all dis
land dat do people thoroughly trust.
"In my time, when I considered myself In de swim, If I aimed $2 I put
nway nt least f>0 cents agin sickness
or old alge. Dat's what we preached
lo each odder���economy and saving.
Dat looked like good policy, but I have
llbed to sec how foolish It wns com*,
pared to de tin to date Idea.   De thing
am to nlrn $2 and spend $3 and to figure dat you am gwine to lib a thou-
���mud years.
Man'o Word Was Good.
"Dar was a time when a man's word
wos good fur somethin' In business. If
you went to n merchant to buy ho told
you tho truth nbotit his goods. If you
hadn't de money to pay he took your
word and trusted you. How prlmltlvel
IIow silly compared to todayl Find
me a ninn who'll take a tradesman's
word. Find me a tradesman who'll
take a customer's word.   We look up- |
Itch, Mange, Prairie Scratches and
every form of contagious Itch on human or.animals cured in 30 minutes
by Wolford's  Sanitary   Lotion.
Tommy���Say,  Pop.
Tommy's Pop���"Well, what is it?
Tommy���When a standing army
gets tired can it occupy the seat of
war?���Philadelphia Record.
Liniment    Cures     Diph-
your   pardon.    I���I
thought these were artilicial eggs."
"Well, you'll wish you were an artificial monkey liefore I get through with
Ths Two  Bards.
"Why do you write?" I nsked the bard
Whose rhymes wore Und, whose lines n/cre
To read, whoso traffedy was slush.
His wit obscure, his pathos gusli.
With a tense look he raised his head���
"Because I am Inspired," he said.
"Why do you write?" I nsked the bard
VVIioso fragrant verso was never marred
By ode false note, whoso poems lino
Breathed Renins true In every line.
.With u calm smile he rnlsed his head���
"They pny me for thc stuff!" he s.ild.
���E. M. Robinson In Puck.
Livingstone's Vanity.
The   Victoria   falls of  the Zambezi
river, in southeastern Africa, form the
largest cataract In  the world.    They
were discovered In  1855 by  Dr. Livingstone, the great missionary and explorer, aud were found to be twice ns
high and three times as broad as Niagara.   Carved upon a tree near by the
Initials  "D.   L." are still  discernible,
and Iu his book the missionary confesses that this wus the one occaslou
In his life when he wns guilty of this
form  of  vanity.    These  Initials  are
carefully preserved by the officials of
the British South Africa company, to
whom  they were pointed out by the
native who saw them carved.
His Present.
"What do you think? My wife's father told me before we got murrled
thai he would give Tie a handsomo
I'ri'fi'iit on our wedding day."'
"And didn't he'/"
"Well, I waited over a week, and as
he didn't mention the subject I asked
Pemale Labor Successful In South
Africa���Prohibited In Britain.
Until recentlj women were employ-
sd in England in connection with surface work in coal mining and brick
works. The women were found to be
very strong, but they were otherwise
unsatisfactory and were ultimately
dispensed with at the collieries. The
coal mines regulation act of Great Britain prohibits woman labor, being era-
ployed underground.
Ia German  South  West Africa an
investigator  found   many, native  women at work about the 'mines.   They
were_ useful in carrying in loads, especially of 2rewoi)d.   The women labor was cheap and ns  long as they
were left alone to take as much time
as they liked over  the  work and do
it as they wished they wore nil right.
��� His next experience was higher uj
the coast, in West Africa.   Labor war
short and they dochl.d to try women
to   carry   stones.    They   carried   th?
first two loads and tli'.^y then struck.
Those women qui to altered the conditions of carry in!? stones.  They car.
ried them for n certain distance, but
throe or four relays had  to be provided.   After that they were tried at
carrying sand -find  tilings  like that.
They, went on. lor a short while, but
did the work in fits and starts.
Jn another place, also on the West
Coast, where women hud been tried
against the black mon, it was found
that for carrying in firewood they were
by far the best and cheapest. There,
of course, they were on piece work i
although their tickets wore marked |
just the same as if they were on day
Their task was to carry in a cord of
wood a day. They used to start about
4.30 a. m. and went on carrying until
7, and from 7.30 till 0 or 10. Then if
they wanted to get off early thc next
day they used to carry another cord of
wood in the afternoon or a part of it.
They were a decided success, but
they, were very particular as to whether tho cord of wood was exactly in
.what they called their circle. They
did not mind how close it was to the
boilers, but if it were a little over
their distance they would go to the
managor and want an increase directly .
Sorno wimen  used   to carry about
100 pounda on thoir bends; on an aver-
9ge about 85 to MS pounds of wood.
Statistics published in Thc Mining
World from time to time show/that
it  ���
each garment
is made to fit an
individual type of
After it is finished and
.goes to the laundry for
its final washing, each
garment is tested on
models ranging from a a
to 50 inch bust measurement. Thus the size is
determined accurately.
And the size as marked
is exact, and stays so,
because Stanfield's Underwear can't shrink nor
Your dealer will likely have all
tizes and weights. If not, he can
get them for you.
rarao, n.s.
Ryrie ."Special" $15.00
OUR SPECIAL Ladies Watch at
J 15,00 is a very accurate tirot
piece, and contains a fine Ryrie Bros, 15
Jewelled movement, carrying our fullest
-THE   CASE Ii a I-Ik gold filled,
1   . guaranteed for 25 years.
THIS WATCH can be supplied in
a man's size, open faced, screw
front and back, at the same price.
��- ���*-" "����� -���iii' s^^^jTSiSi
 ,���,. . ���0��cu I there aro a number of women employ*
him for It. nnd nil ho snld wns, "Why    ,   *n *ne coa* mines o' Belgium and
���" '""" '   ' Germany, for instance, as pickcm and
Ryrie Bros.,
134-138 Yoni&e St.
W.   N.   U.   No.   667.
���� I-  TIIE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  LM.iiii l'mnce, Holland and Japan.  SEEDS, TREES, PLANTS  For fall planting. Reliable vurie-  t-ico at n.'ftHomibleSpriees. l'Vrtiliz-  .���������\<. lice. Supplies, Spray Pinups,  Spraying Material, Out Flowers,  etc ' Oldest established nursery on  th.- mainland  of   H.   (5. Catalogue  I'l't'-'.  M. J. HENRY  .;.iti>  Wi-ttnilinlei- Itoiid,   VANC-orVlill.  IGONTRAGTOR     J  I     km BUILDER 1  p   Pealer in  I    Windows, Doors,  |       Turned Work and  | Inside Finish. |i  I siiiNOLKS, r>inci(, rrc. II  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , ami the price is $2 a year,  postage fiee to all parts of Canada, United  Slates, Mexico and deal Britain. To  oilier countries it is sent postpaid lor  53.50 a year. Address all letters, to The  I .edge, C.recuwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  I  GRiUvNWOOP B.   C, .IAN.   Hi,  >y"S.  HARDY & CO.  (..-neral Merchant**, Midway, H. C ,=:,__      ,      ,,.,    ���������     ni ^i.fl���������  =  , h *n ,,,,,���������  -i Wood hbre Piaster i  Hay and Oram  alw.us     -g pHoN������ 6g j  on  hand.    iSleiil'hs   ti nrl      ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii*!iiiiiii!iii>-^'  ,���������T .,, . _^������������r^w^l.������^--.������.-���������..���������^������^,*������������������'^^**-*a*-**J-**~*-Lr*'w'',****-  "*ai*---  Wfiffousand Implements ���������,,������?���������!,-.,,������  .,,]  Uiuils Jrrlo.1  in      ^  l^W ^10011  Sandon, H. C, lias a line ot neiv<-  huicurs tmsiirpasseil in any mouo-  tain town ot the deal West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menli.  xt;;H*-k_-  %''tCi.'iH-V  ol  stock.     Tho  very   best  ���������roods   at  right   prices.  feOffl: Ladies       ���������������     W.     llJ-UlinlOUh  .  ,,     . - Gt-and pot-ks  and Gent* .   ���������,  and   Phoenix  S^CrCtariCS ��������� ���������Jttwuler and Optician, dealer ii  : Kino Witches. Iligh-Clivss Jewelry  ; Diamonds, etc.  Cli'M-oul Sale (.ontinuecl.   ���������       *  A. L. White's  3>  Y i-.e   lri0*1 iiture   iMan  i ���������/*���������* if* st*S ?*i. ir*f  j KOl-TK   01-'   THE  j  ORIENTAL   LIMITED  ~ JO/-' TK.U-V   I.K.VVKS  Gr-"eencuood, B. C-  ���������Y   T? J"-  ���������ft     t H   is"    ������  !!, ��������� <<i   .t hotel in the city, and still ; MIIAVAY DAILY  S:yi A. M.  ,--ti.i- -nine inaniiirenient.    Rooms '  n -.,;::-.! l.\ mmls- it|Uiil to any in the '  ARRIVI-S.  6:25 I'. M.  11   i.;::-.l 1.*. I'M ���������His-  U|Uill  10 any  in mf  . s. a:-.- ihe l:a:-s|in|iiit-s only tliu lie.*-:        Clo.st* connection at .Spokane for  '���������   1 ..t i/i-ieiiwiii-.d a'nd  (lovernnienl '  ,,���������.���������!., Pacific Coast and  Ea.stern   Points.  J,   W.   H������^SOn      Stage  to  and  from   Greenwood  ni"<-ti- 1 rains at Midway.  -^^ ^-.������������-���������������������.-~������������-~.~-= '     *''<''' I'urther Particulars Apply  The Gt-eenuiood 0paneh:p. n. i-;(-������������������;*;������am, J). F. & P. A.,  Grand i'ork.s, R. C.  I \V. A. Ko-is, A. (-S, P. A.,  tor Works1 SenM,e'Wttsh-  Melsen  A. had apple  will spoil   all   tlio  others in the. barrel.  howling about the min lo the. city,  and Fciue-iling like a coon ' caught,  stealing chickens. Spokane thinks  that such human reptiles hove  fattened long enough np'on the  vices of the week and with .11. bold  hand is applying legal caustic to tho  flagrant evils in that city. Spokane has always had the. reputation  of being a city where the weak and  dissolute from all quarters went to  spatter red paint and have what is  miscalled a good time. Sane people  all over the west are pleased to'see  that the stigma of living 11 pen vice  that has for so many^ years clung  to the name of Spokane like slime  to a rose is being gradually obliterated and that ere long decent ami  innocent folks may visit that city  without butting "into'"the three  broad roads that lead  to  hell  T.   J). Woodcock,   who made a  fortune in Slocan- timber,   is now a  r  priident of Victoria.  A crimson flush is better  hand than on the face.,  in   the  Wo .mux often trample on the  hand that raises thcin  to the skies.  I'koi-i.k who carry concealed weapons should never drink hoozorine.  Ix the United States the life of  a murderer is safer- than that of a  brakeman.  Is the springtime our thoughts  gently turn to sulphur and  molasses. _____  Tincur, arc two cemeteries called  Greenwood, one in Spokane and  the. other in Jsew York.  Girii'.u.o is so wicked that even  the policemen are not safe if they  are out after it grows dark in that  city.   Too maxv people make a swill  barrel of their stomach. "Nature  never intended it to be a storage  plant.  Tiik Japs are very politeand not  one of them has said a word about  tipping over the chair that-holds  Jim Dunsmuir.  So i-'.  brook  m: the brass band in Gran-  has not injured tho local  papers. There, is room for all  three in that city of optimism.  Juih-ixg from, the number of accidents that occur in the .nines of  Cobalt there must be a many farmers mining around that town.  Thk ruling passion is strong in  old age. J.'W. McGhee, a Methodist minister in Walla Walla has  just been married at the age of S7.  Is now  pi-opai-ed  to make  all kinds of Iron, Brasa or j  Oiper    Castings.      First- ' '.  t:\-.\ii    work    guaranteed.  Ceo. JW. Holt,   manager.!  Arlington  Hotel  GREEN WOOD !  ilas ample accommodation for a;  large number of guests. Pleasant;  Knoms aud a Good Table. Sun- j  day Dinners a Specialty. j  Mrs. Ada Bhrxatu).     ,  ^^*������S&S&&'Zi/'&-T&/:&JQ/%>A&^ ^^,  THE NATIONAL  FUG II WAY  For those who could not get  away during the busy Holiday  Season;   we  recommend  Tt.mks must be dull and very few  l*-ft. in the Yukon for we notice  that Governor ilcndorsoii wires to  Oita-wa that the Yukon, including  Dawson, is as moral as any other  part of Canada.  At Fail-view  Stemwinder is  (iOO-foot level.  Back in Ottawa Duncan Iloss is  doing something for his country.  His wife presented him with a  daughter last week. His constituents are highly pleased will)  Duncan's efforts to bring Canadians into the Dominion.  TREJttOflT HOUSE!!      tt  Nelson. B. C, is run on the     _    1  the American anil European  plan.   Nothing yellow about  tl-.g house except the gold iu  t*-e safe.  McxIodc   &   TFcgilicis  Hotel Ladysmith  The best-appointed working-man's  hotel in tho city. The finest of  bars, stocked with the heet Wines,  Liquors and Cigars. Lighted with  Electricity. Hot and .cold baths.  Rates: Board and Room, $1 a. day  OLA LOFSTAD   -   --.PROPRIETOR  Choice - bruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, $12 and $15  Per Acre.  R. J. STEEL  NELSON. B. O.  SIM|LKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  UISTIUCT   OK    YAS.K.  TAKE NOTICE tlnttlDaviil Sul'ii.' Tiwil.lyn,  of Mliltt'ity, Ii. 0 , ifiL-i:ii|iiition,;vi!t,(!rliiftry mir-  ji-<;.m. Itit.-nd:) tu iipply tor purmls.-'ioit to pur-  chusi- tin; fi'llowImci|(Hcr!ln-'l liind!  Coiiiiui'iitiiiiKiit a |ui!.t |ilimli!'l nl till! nOrtli  w(,>t. iMij-n������r of lot. !ijH, Wc.tt Fork nt Kettle  rivt.-r, tiieui'ii wu������t W chains, tliidir.i! south -W)  clmliiH, tlit-iicii Mint nn i-liiilnn, tliont-o north -1'"  cliiiina to tho point of i-oriinieiicoiri������iit., con-  laiiiinu H"������ Hcrt-.-*, iiinri- nt ium.',  I)!it(i.<l!!l.stOi!tol-i'|-.l!W.  DAVID SOUIK TAMUM'N.  SiMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  IJIHTK/OT   Ol*   VA1.K.  T,\ K K NOTIOR tlmt TliornimNlcliol-ion C'niil-  Hon of Atiiininilii, H, C, owjhjiiiU'jii wiriienti-r,  t/iNiinl.-i lo ������i>l*ly for |iurinl������nl<>ri to imrt-liAd'- tlio  f"il'i������-li'-,' di-fi'-rllind l.-nuls Onmiiiiiiii-hiir ut u  pout iilmitwl ������t tliu norlh wimt noriior nf lot  .iJ.TIl.  tll(!II('l!   Wl.-Ht   'i������  cluilllH.   tllUUC-0  sd-tlt.ll  V>  i-||,-Llri!l, HlHIll-IMillHt   Htl  t'llfllllll,   llimlflc  ii'u-tli U'l  iimiiw to tlm iwliil nt i-ninirieiic'irni-'iit, anil ton-  tniiiliur-1'i ii'-ri-n, iinirii ork-H-i.  ratted uIiIh till) ility of Noveml-cr, IVfl.  ���������j'lIUAIAH A'lOHOLSOX COULSON.  Two weeks in this Far-  Famed Sanitarium, with its  Sulphur Baths and first-class e  Hospital arrangements, is just  the place to build up and get  a fresh start. Rates, S'2.">0  per day and up.  Standard Sleeping cars and  First-Class  TOriUST SLEEPKR.S  on all Through train's. Correspondence invited and  cheerfully answered.  For particulars .cull  on local (*  agents or address ������  J. MOB.  !>��������� I*. A'., Nolcoli. \  Ii. .1, COY1.1C, A. <i. V. A. i  VniKKstivt.'r   K  Is the Hawaiian islands there  are .'*.(),(i()<> Japs out of work and  all of them have their eyes on  British Columbia. Not being angels  they cannot liy over, and as none  of them were born in Oregon they  i cannot walk; but they will be here  just as soon as they can rustle the  price of a steamboat ticket. We  have no room in this province for  .'{0,000 brownies, but they might  toddle back to the cent belt and sit,  upon the steps of the parliament  buildings in Ottawa until something turned up.  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. 0.  Is a comfortable  home for alj  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH.  NOTICE TO! DELINQUENT  CO-OWNERS,  To iMIiiii AKiic.t Aii(li:r.������in, mul \\", T Smith,  or any othi-r person or puraons to wlinin  tln-y limy Inivn triiiipfi.-i-rm1 tlmlr hilnri-st.-)  ill till'Cnlllllihlls   Mini-rill   i-lllllll,  rlllllllli!   hi  Summit (lump, In Min Onenivooil MlnlnK.  Dlvlclon of Villi! I)i-irlit. nml ii-i-onleil In  tlio Mliiini,' Itcitorlor'rt olfiec ������t. Clri-iitiwon'I,  Il.(!,:  Vou,jiii'I i-iicli of yon, nn; liurulsy nolillml  that I Jm vo (i.-jpumli'il Mn. .linn of Hiroi! hnmln-il  ilnIliirM('IW.';|i) in labor nnd n-ciiriliair fi-fts on  th������ iihovi! iininvd inlnonil cliilm In onlur lo  hold thi'miimn nmli-r tlm |irrsvl������loiiH of ni'dlon  -.Muf tin- Mlni-rnl Ant: mid tlmt if, within iki  (Inyo from Mm (lain of till* notice, you fnil or  nifn-ii: In i'1-intrlliiit i yonr prniinrtlon of tin*  ufori'Mi'liI i..t|ii'iidltiirn���������Mliia Ai*ii<-������ Amli-rion  s������vi������iily-<sv������.i 'f/>IIiir-i C*7.',.no), und VV. T, Hmltli  t.H-i'tity-tlvi' ilolliir-i (���������.'.I im>��������� fur Urn thri'd ywir.-i  <.-it(lin������ th" .llit duy <j( M������y, IMi tot<ctlii!r with  nil Ji-.ostsi of 'ii'lv������rll;ilii|f, yonr lntL-riiHl.1 in tho  Htiid clnlin will lii-r".inii voittcd In tho ninlcr-  .mIkiiciI, iintlur Hoc. -I of tliu Mluvrnl Aut, Aincnd-  niont A������t, lii'O.  I'litml nt an-i-nwood, Ii. C��������� thin lllli ilivy of  I>i'ijiril-t-i-,UK������7,  11 JAMES JT. CUXNINOIUM,  A constant roar goes up from  Port Simpson, Essington and  Prince Rupert for more mails.  Leinieux must be afraid to send  mail to those damp towns for feur  it will get wet, or perhaps while he  is In' a brown study over in Japan  his subordinate upper stopeless  automatons imagine that no one  wants mail who lives beyond  Quebec or its environments. The  old man polite should stay home  and look after his postal business  instead   of' matching    his   brain*?  against the diplomats of Japland., ���������    .  ll,      ,   ....  When a man has too manv irons in | m history as the battle of   \Y titer  the lire some of  them  will   wclti"!0������- commenced,, the Duke ot Wei  just like  the theoretical   Lemieux  Act in the mining camps of British  its environments. It takes sand to I Chicago  reform such a crooked city as_ Spokane, and all honor ami praise is  extended to t.he brave souls who  are doing the work. But they  must not fall down after tho election and drop asleep while the  enemy patrols the pike.  CAN ADA'S FORESTS.  Canada is one of the few countries which can be depended upon  lo produce more timber than is  sutTicient for its needs. Such is the  opinion of a great French authority,  M. Melard, who has made a careful study of the source of the  world's timber supply. There are  only seven countries in tho world  which now export wood iu any  i-tiantity. Resides Canada, these  are the 'United States on tin's continent, and in Eu.iope, Austro-  Hungary, [Norwayj Sweden, Russia aud Finland. In Asia, only  Kussia lias more than enough for  her own use ; Africa and South  America can send little or no timber suitable for ordinary use, and  Australia can supply little.  Of the seven exporting countries  mentioned, the United States, Russia and Austro-Hungary have been  increasing in population and developing their resources so rapidly  that they must soon cease to rank  among exporting countries. Norway is overciitting her forests and  must soon decrease her export.  Only three countries remain���������  Canada. Sweden and Finland���������as  sources tint can ba depended  upon for the timber supply.  Canada's forest area has been  estimated at 800,000,000 acres, but  -io much of this is of little value  naturally, or has been burned over  that 'more recent estimates fall  much below this, even less than  half. The amount of wood produced annually is no doubt much  in excess of w'iiat is being cut each  year. Jtis importa-iii, however, if  Canada is to hold her position as a  timber-producing country, that her  forests be protected' from fire and  so managed as to ensure the greatest amount of timber being cut  each year, so as to keep them producing in perpetuity ; aud it is to  this end that efforts are being made  to seen re better care of the  forests.  The demand for wood is sure to  keep up and increase : it is wanted  for building, for furniture, for  a multitude of other uses ; and as  a nation progresses so the. amount  of wood used for each individual  of its population increases, and so  the country which can supply the  demand for this commodity has a  resource of ever increasing importance, and one that will well repay  considerable expenditures in its  care.  L." Bruce Hodge, local manager  for the B. 0. Telephone Co., leaves  this month to take a similar position with the company at North  Vancouver. Mr. Hodge has been  in charge of the company's business here for nearly six years and  has made a many warm I'rieuds  who will regret the departure of  him and M"rs. Hodge. W.J.Duulof  succeeds Mr. Hodge as manager  here.  Much agitation was caused in  banking circles and much indignation from without through an official of a local bank advocating  the election of one of the candidates for mayor. It is not known  whether or not this untoward act  will be reported to headquarters.  Just before the engagement, known  Remember the dance "iu Eagles'  hall, Greenwood, every Friday  evening. Thc admission is 81,  and ladies'free. , The music is excellent, and all who enjoy the  poetry of motion should remember  the date.  Geo. Mutheson did not find any  tin near Pi-inco Rupert.  Girl with the Gibson neck : The  airs that odious Mrs. Nookuni  gives herself ! Have you noticed  the absurd fuss she makes over  the sore-eyed poodle dog? .  Girl with  the  Marlow  '.Dimple:  Yes, but that isn't the  worst of it.  and j She spells his name  Thydeau'.���������  Y  Tribune.  There is no shut-down at the  factory in Nelson, where the Royal  Seal Cigar is made. It is still being smoked in all parts of the  lloundarv.  the shaft on the  being sunk to the  The new hoist will  soon be placed in position.  Now is the time that a husband  has to shell out for his wife to buy  a winter bonnet. Just imagine the  responsibility of Solomon of old  who had to 'provide 750 of them  aud then satisfy eacii wile that hers  was much prettier than those of  the others.'  Tho Kootenay Belle is the name  of a cigar that can bo found in  nearly every town between the  blue Pacific and the wheat country.  ' All political parties have one  thing in common: they all are  anxious to savo the country from ���������  the other party.  Courtship has been compared to  strawberries smothered with ice  cream, and marriage to a beefsteak  smothered with onious.  {������[|Regular weekly dances are given  every Friday evening in Eagles'  hall.'        _. 1 .__  Ou the trains that are to be run  120 miles an hour the passengers  will probably be taken aboard by  cranes as mail bags are now taken.  If a law could be passed and enforced prohibiting people from  using the money they owe others  iu putting on style and -trying to  act aristocratic the. number of  dudes-and dudines would be decreased about two thirds.  The snakes a man sees when he's  wrestling with an attack of delirium  tremens are not water snakes.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Wcrkh, Nelson, B.C.       *  Columbia.  SroKA.vj-. always one of the  most immoral cities in the west,  has been struck with a cyclone of  goodness and is putting on the lid  with rivets. Tho parasites who  run comiques and other dives are  lington stepped iu front of an English regiment and asked in an  anxious voice if Lance Corporal  Hobson were present. Immediately  a voice from the ranks replied:  "Hi liani zurl" "Then," said  the duke, "let the. light begin."  Jt ia difficult to estimate the effect  on history the absence of Corporal  'Obson would have had.  Eleventh Annual  Winter Carnival  Better  than ever  Under the auspices of the Rossland Carnival Association.;  Hockey, Ski Jumping, Snovvshoe Races, Skating, To-  bogauing, Curling Bonspiel, Horse Racc8, Mask Dance,  Splendid Sport. Handsome Trophies ind Trim*. A  Grand Programme from Tuesday ��������� to .Saturday Night,  Reduced Transportation Rates.   For information apply to  J. S. C. ERASER, A. B. MACKENZIE,  President, Secretary and Manager.  sss  ES  "We all have our notions regarding coffee, and it's not "easy to  produce a blond that will suit everybody./   But WE seem *0'  have such a blend.    It's all Coffee, and all Good Coffee.    If you  don't like it you'll be the first one. Try it. Put up in' 3-1 b packages  tt  ^^^ai^!-mmx^Mm^m^mm^-Km^  oo������  Supplies electricity (bv Powcv, Light, Heating   **-���������  and Ventilation.    Power "Furnished to mines  for hoisting and air-compressor plants, with a  guarantee that the service will be continuous.  Get our rates before completing your estimates  TIMBER   NOTICES.  I. Jolm ILKast, occupation rimcliur, Iutcm.1  tf>iip|ilv furaspocinl lii-tii-c to cut- uuel carry  iiw-av timlior from lln> followlnc iloscoiljcd  lanili,. on Iimrnm crick near MMwiiy. B.C.:  Xis. 1. Comincm-hi!.' at a post planted -10  chain-; nurth of tlio north ea?t corner of Lot iiR.1,  i hence north lii.i clinlii.-i, thence west in chains,  thence south inn chains, thence ea.-.t H" chains.  1*1 point of ciiiiiiiioiii-cniiint.  I)ecemlierr,'!th,l!iOT.  No. 2. CominenciiiK at a post planted -10  chains north from the north cast corner ofLot  2."..'!.-.. rhence north ll'.() chains, thenco west -ID  chains, thence south iff) chains, thence last-10  chains, to point of commencement.  Dceenihcr l.ltli, l!i07.  Xn. .1. Conimencin-.' at a post planted ���������!<!  ciiaiiis north from ihe norlh wesit comer  of Lot l-:..w. thence north H'l chains, thence east  SO rhnins. thence soutli'SO chiin.t, thence west  so chaini to point of commencement.  Dc-i-i-iiilu-r l.sih1.i<>7.  No. i. Connncnciiii,' at a post phinteil 1W)  chain" north from the north west corner of Lot  2.1.HS thenc". north liVn. chain:,, thence we������t ���������!(>  chain.-,, thence Month 1H0 chain-, thence cnst-iu  chain.-, to point ot commencement.  IVcinlii-r l.ltli. 1I-07.  So. S.   Commencinir  ut  a   post  planted 1U0  I'luiiiw north from the north west curlier of Lot  i.-i.'iS.  thenc.' north  .*> chains, thence east SO  chains, thence south no chain.-., thence weslf.-!  i (.���������lain- to point of commencement.  Dei-cmher Kith. 1!W7,  N'o. ii. Coinmenciii;* at a post planted four  mi es north from the north west corner of lot.  ���������iX\������. thence north 40 chains, thence we.*t Hid  chains, thence south 1'-chains, thence cast 1W)  chains to point of commencement.  Decemher llltli, 1007.-  X-i. 7. (Joinmenciin,- at a post pluntcil lm)  chains, north from the north oust corner of Lot  23.-I5. thence north liso chain-, thence west -to  chains, thence south inn chains, thence east 40  chains to point of commencement.    -  Decomlicr lutli, 1!Hi7.  X<>. ������. Comuieneins nt a. pos-t planted SH  cluiins north from i liu north cist corner oC. Lot  Sl.138, thence south 80 eluiius, Uienccciwt SO chains  thence north SO cluiins. thenc wc-t so chains to  point ot comineiici'nieul.  Decemher II, lilti;.  No. 0. Commencln'j at a post planted 120  chains north from the north east corner of Lot  23.18, thence north SO chains, thence east. So  chains, thence souln SO chains, thence west So  chains to point of commencement.  December llth.liX-7.  No. 10. Commeucln-,' ut a post planted L'On  chains north from the north east corner of Lot  a.W, t hence north SO chains, thonoi- east so  chains, thent-e south SO chains, thence west 80  chains lo point of commencement.  0()C'.-mlierllth,l!'O7.  Xo, 11. t'.animencln-,' at u post planted 200  chains north from the north cast corner of Lot  ms thence north Iff) cluiins, thence west 10  r-hnins. thence south WO chains, lln-ncc cast -to  chains to point of commencement.  Decemher lllh, 1IW7. .��������� JOHN If. KAHT, .  Midway, H. 0.  ROYAL VICTORIA GOLD MINING  Company, Limited Muldllty.  NOTICE.  TAKK NOTICE that ii Spcc-Iiil Ocncriil Alunt-  Int* of the shareholders- of the Hoynl Victoria  r.olil Mlnio;,'Company, Limited Liability, will  he hold nt llio olllci! of Ihe Company, In the  I'cnilill iluiliiliiB ut Greenwood, British Columbia/on Monday." the '27th duy of January,  A. D. llNW. nt the hour ������t II ve o'clock In tie ullcr-  noon, to dlm-iiss and K deemed iiilvinnhle to  pass a resolution nuthorlzln-t tho Directors or  Oftlceis to jell or otherwise (llspoao of the iissuts  or the Company. ���������' ,  ��������� 1,"t" thL^^^Tm^v)iiibT'  ...."'-..������������������ Secretary,  of tho Molnlnnd Oigur can be  seen nil over Britifih Columbia.  Miulo in Vimeoiiver by Wm.  Tictjen, ftiul Hold on the road  by Nat. Darling.  pfesh and Salt fUesxts, pish and Poultry  I I Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay.  ������  9  Is opposite the Great Northern depot, aud is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great, veins of hot .water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always  at the service of those in search of material cleanliness.  The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia, while the  artistic appointment of tho liquid refreshment room makes  the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flour garden..  The sample rooms are tho largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop, ������  Kings Liquer Scotch Whiskey  -      12 Years Old  J. W. Burmesters White Port.  Jas. Bennessy & Go's 3-Star Brandy.  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. G.    .  r^a������sff^flfegB^^  Is under the management of Greig & Morrison. The  rooms are comfortably furnished, and the bar cont*ain8  the best brands of wines, liquors and cigars.  Is the best appointed Restaurant in the, interior of  Britith Columbia. The best cooks aud most attentive  waiters only employed.    Open all the time  fioward moore, Proprietor.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  Eiroesi X; Cartieir9 Prop  flemmatfkefcf4otel  Is the home for all tourists    ���������  and millionaires visiting New  .Denver.   British J'Columbia.  HEHRY   STEGE,   PR0PH.  STARKEY & CO.  NKLSON, B.C.  wiroivHSAiM-:  DHaI/KRS IN  Produce   and   Provisions  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays. \  Sandon, B>^D.  The Hotel Slocan  Three I'orka, 11. C, is the leading  hotol of tlie city. Mountain trfou'l  iiikI game dinners a specialty]  lUionio ruserved by keloyraph.  Hugh Hiyen, Prop]


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