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 if\\s^'\Z^AAS-^^  Vol. -������������������ XV.  i   ....-,,  - y  GREENWOOD, B. C.,' THURSDAY, JANUARY.21*,". 1909.  While you are getting a stock  of Purity Flour have a look  at our Floor Cloths., We have  some splendid values [in Linoleums and Oil Cloths.  '<" /AT THE  Hotel = Balmoral  In Phoenix the dining room will  please the' gastronomically critic-il.  the beds bring sweet repose, while  the beverages in the bar will appease any ordinary human thirst.  Miners, muckers, tourists and millionaires always welcome.  '���������  J. A. MoMASTER, Proprietor.  Passing Throng!  RusselHaF-Caulfield Co., Ltd.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.,  . ,   EHOLT, B. C.  The leading-hotel of the city and  headquarters for those engaged in  mining, railroading or commercial  pursuits.   ,  TORNEY, & CO. PROPRIETORS.  C. S.  p;  BAKER  Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent.    Oorrcs"  .pondence solicited. Samples  ^ ~        receive prompt attention.  O. BOX   123.   GREENWOOD,   B.   C.  Musical   Goods  ���������We carry at all times-a-very full line  ' of music and musical goods, strings and'  ���������*   fittings" for all instruments-   We   are  agents for Electric  Pianos,   Pianolas,"  ..    Pianos, and Organs, and will be pleased  to quote^prices.    Mail orders' solicited.      .-  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO.  The Kootenay Saloon  ' Sandon, B. ft, has a line oi nerve  , bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  ,    tain town ot the Great West.   A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits inertti.  , A. Campbell of Clieisaw is a visitor in the citv.      *      '  Tom   Marks  will play in Greenwood next month. '���������  M'-s.   Mason  aud  daughter are  residing in Pho*jnix. ' '  ,   Last Sunday   it ' was 43 above  zero in Greenwood, '   '  The Ladies of the Maccabees will  give a bocial next month.  A ski club should ptosper iu a  high spot like Phoenix.  Lapt year the polien court in  Phoenix took in 81,58.1,25.  Chailes Itendell and'wife cele-  biated their tin wedding upon the  nth.     ���������     /     '       '���������  The Lee-McClcllan- Dramatic  company will return to Greenwood  in April.  Dr. Banks has opened'an office  in the Commercial hotel building  at Eholt.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for '  the miner and   traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  '     rooms.    Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  E. V. CHISHOLM, Proprietor  ��������� .  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.' .  Kaslo, B. C.  Saturday  Monday..  Special Sale of  WRAPPERETTES  All 15c. qualities at the reduced price of  10 CENTS PER YARD  TWO DAYS ONLYi  Dry Goods.  Boots and Shoes.  *9999<^S9&9iS<S9^^9@99C9&99Q99999e99)90^9999999909&t  James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AND WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF COMfiVlOfUS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  L  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.    ������  Q99Q999O994&l6WQQQ99QQt9<tt������9W999W909999e999999QG}_$  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class   -meals  [and   rooms.  Eailroad men, miners and  others  will find a pleasant home at this  hotel. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  PHOENIX, B. 0. :  la opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through.the entire house, ;and bathrooms are always at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  T$E]TOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  t>esafe.  Medoi?e   &  TFegillas  Jt^*VW**%tk^V������*Vft^j  JAS- MARSHALL  PROPRIETOR  9^0999999999^094WO99999999909^i99O099������ee999999e $  P. BURNS ������ GO]  Dealers in  J3t������esh oad Salt JWeats, pish and Poaltury  0 Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  %X *   ''������������������'. ;V;|.v::^.t*^  J999999^09^9@99991S9^99&99999M999&99099Q099999i  t������mQ������9@������Sfr8Q������ttQ������Q������������Q^@���������������^������������99Qt3Q������Q9m<  ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADIAN  Excursions  Low Bound Triy Kates to  Ontario,   Quebec  and  Maritime Provinces  Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 81,  Inclusive,   and good 'to roturn  within.three months.  .Tickets issued in connection with  Atlantic Steamship Business will  be on sale from Nov. 21, and  limited to fivo months from dato  of Issue.  t. Fluent Equipment.   Stiimluril Hint  elms   Sleeping   and  TourlBtCr-.ru  |on all Through Trnlun.  Through  Express Trains  DAILY.  THE   "TORONTO EXPBUSS"  Loavoo Winnipeg- at 22.10 making connections at Toronto for  nil points east and weat thoroof.  Apply to nearest C. P. 11. Agent  for full Information.  J. E. PROCTOR,  Dist. Passenger, Agent,  '"���������.,'        Calgary, Alta.  Howard Monro bas accepted a  position with P. Burns & Oo. as  meat cutter.  '      .     -/. ,  Mike Kane' has gone to Pullman, where he will study assaying  for six month*.     '      !  Neil Morrison is manager for the  Regal Mining company at' Elk  lake in Ontario. .  There is a wrestling match, tonight in Phoenix betweea Jack  Calder and Frank Ellard.  J. W. Mellor has 'improved the  frontal appearance of * the Commercial hotel with a new sigu.  ..In Eholt Wm. McPEerron is  happy. His wife presented him  with a daughter uponjthe 12bh.  -- Only two furnaces ^,are in commission at'the Greenwood smelter.  The third one is being repaired.  McCIellan may obtain a circuit  and visit Green wood'once a month  with his excellent stock company.  D. O. McKay was called east  Thursday last by a telegram stating that his mother was  seriously  ill.   _-������������������__      - ;;, t   _ . , -J  - The' Shah "of. Persia has"Bob  Robinson backed over the dump in  the feline business. He owns fifty  cats, while Bob at present has only  five.  Norman McLeod received a-tele-  grani Monday from < Portage la  Prairie conveying the-sad intelligence of the deeth of his .sister  from tuberculosis.  Today is Chiuese New Year, and  the local Chinks are setting up the  sam Buey, rat pie, ginger preserves,  birds' nest soup, and essence of  poppy high-balls ad libitum.  Judge Williams was in the city  yesterday. He will return to  Vancouver, although he finds it  difficult to stay away from the  highest town in the Boundary.  At the by-election in ReveMoke  last Saturday Thos. -Taylor defeated H. N. Coursier by a majority of 251. Coursier rau on the  Socialist ticket and lost his deposit.  Cliff Carscadden and James Poster, the two C. P. R. engineers  killed in the wreck near Yale last  week, at one time pulled the lever  lipon locomotives in the Boundary.  The annual meeting of the  Greenwood Liberal association was  held Tuesday evening, at which  E. R. Redpath was re-elected president, J. D. Spence, vice-president,  and D. A. McDonald, secretary.  George W. Rumberger states  that Phoenix will not be a wide  open town. In fact, he says that  uuder his regime it will be loss  open than it has been, as ho believes in keeping up with tho procession.  The Johannesburg group near  town, and owned by Ola Lofstad,  is improving with development.  Some day it will' be a great gold  and copper producer. A diamond  drill should be used on this  property.   '  At the municipal election ; in  Phoenix Geo. W. Rumberger was  elected mayor by a majority of 34  over D. J. Matheson.. Messrs.  Marshall, Deane, Cook, Hillier.  Rogers and McKenzie were elected  aldermen.  toms -office, ���������etc., etc. It is said  thatA.^W. Sowter has beeu appointed to a position-in Ottawa.  Water is, scarce', in .Greenwood  owing to the.,waste occasioned by  the freezing: of- so -many - pipes.  During the recent cold period the  mains did-riot' freeze, but 'several  hydrants were rendered temporarily useless by the frost.  The Liberal -Association at their  meeting upon Tuesday evening endorsed the site of thePionee.r hotel  for the pnatoffice and federal buildings. When the government,  doses the deal J: W. Nelson will  remove the buildings now upon the  ground to some other part of the  city. '  During the- recent cold snap  many d0gs in Greenwood had  their feet frozen.-." The unfortunate  canines did not understand the  situation and most of them would  lie on their backs and kick the  ozone with their frozen paws,  while they howled like a Swede  learning f) talk Gaelic.  In Anaconda about noon yesterday a defective stovepipe caused  the destruction of a log -house occupied by A. Palm. A portion of  the household effects were destroyed and $45 in bank notes that  Palm had stored away in a trunk  instead of a bank.- The loss ou  the house is $200, and no insurance. -  The municipal elections passed  away very quietly last Thursday.  H. Bunting defeated J. B. Desrosiers in the mayoralty contest by  an excess of nineteen votes. For  aldermen Messrs. ( Wilson, Buck-  less and Meyer were elected in the  North ' ward, while in the South  Messrs. Dixon, Johnson and Gulley  were the choice of the electorate.  cheerful faces and hopeful hearts.  The mayor' addressed' the council  and-stated that ho wished to carry  mi the business of the city for 190,9  in the most economical manner,  and suggested the following reduction in salaries : Mayor'from $500  to 8250 a year .- aldermen from $3  to $1.50 a sitting ��������� city clerk, from  S135 to 3120 a month ;" driver,  from 8120 to $100 a mouth ; city  solicitor and medical health officer"  from the regular salary of $50 aud  S30 per month, each to be paid for  his services when needed. Action  will be taken upon the" mayor's  economical proposition at the next  meeting.  ^ A letter was read from Dr. W.  E. Spankie, offering his services  free during 1909 as medical officer  of health.  A circular from the C. P. R. industrial dopartment was read, asking for information re needs of  district, etc.   " '  Both communications'were tabled  until next meeting.  After appointing the standing  committees for the year the council adjourned until Feb. 1.  Western Float  9  Cranbrook is growing. - One of  the hotels has installed a bell'boy.  It is reported that the'C. P. Ri  has bought the Winnipeg Tribune  and installed Victor Odium as  editor.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenav  Marble Worka, Nelson, B. C.    " '*  Referring to a resolution printed  in another column, and referring  to the discrimination of the Great  Northern railway "against Canadian points in freight ana paeq^n-  ger rate.*i, F. W. McLaine desires,  all parties having authentic information upon the matter to forward  the 'same to him, and in his'capacity as secretary of the Board of  Trade it will have prompt attention.  *'* .  : F. F.'Ketchum of Beav'erdell is  'spending* the'week"in"~Greeiiw:ood.  Mr. Ketchum says the high-grade  properties now being worked on  Wallace mountain are looking better with every foot of depth. The  Sally will ship three cars of ore  this winter and the Bounty Fraction one. The tunnel on the Bell  is progressing rapidly, and it is expected the vein will be encountered  about three hundred feet" from the  portal. This will give a little better than a hundred feet vertical  depth on the vein.  The masquerade ball given Monday evening by the Greenwood  Concert Orchestra was a decided  success. From the gallery of the  auditorium a large number of delighted spectators gazed upon the  bizarre spectacle, The weariness  of the orchestra ^suspended the  gaiety at'4 a. m. Owing to the  variety and excellence of the costume's the judges found it difficult  to award the prizes. Wm. Melville and Miss Ollie Manchester  were awarded the prizes for the  beet costumes, while George Clerf  obtained the reward for wearing  the best comic togs.  The Phoenix Royal Minstrels delighted a large audience in the  Auditorium last night, many of  tho spectators asserting that it was  the best black face performance  ever seen in this city. The audience was enthusiastic, the performers free from stage fright, and  everything went like a greased  wagon down hill. Tho end men  made several clever, although  somewhat stinging, topical allusions that convulsed tbe multitude with vigorous laughter. Every  selection was heartily encored, and  Greenwood wants the sweet singers to come again.  For Earthquake Sufferers.  Greenwood, B. C, Jan, 18,1909.  To this Good Pkohlb of Greenwood : ,    -  Dear Friends : I have just received a communication from my  superiors in which they request me  to have a collection taken up  throughout the Boundary in aid of  the Italian earthquake sufferers.  As you are well aware, half the  population of Calabria and the  eastern part of Sicily are. dead;  the other half are weighed down  by miseries beyond description.  Your kind and generous contribution.for this worthy object may  be sent directly to me or deposited  in my name in any of the looal  bank8i and I will see that they are  immediately forwarded to the  proper authorities. .Yours respectfully, Rev. J. A. Bedard, O. M. I.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the  wheats country  Pacific.  James Flannagan.of Saskatoon"  died last Sunday.  - ,        ���������  After being ill  in   bed for thirty  years with rheumatism Mrs. Anna,  Ekestroin   'died   in   Keuora   last"  week.  Ice has impeded navigation be-'  tween Prince Rupert and Port Es-  sington.  During the past fifteen years the.  the Rossland  camp has .produced .  3.1S4.167 tons of ore,   valued  at  $43,951,430.    The output last year  was 304,334  tons,   valued at'������3,-  ���������  652,008.    This is a great record"  for a camp that 'contains so much  low grade ore that  will not pay to  ship. t. ���������  The booze business in Rossland *  is  gradually,  being   absorbed    by  foreigners.  and the blue  * Card of Thanks.  To the Electors of Greenwood :  Ladies and  Gentlemen : I take  this opportunity of sincerely thanking you for facing such inclement  weather to tender me the magnifi  cant vote you did  last Thnrsday.  Although defeated,   I fully appreciate your-kind-flupport in my  humble effort to awaken public interest in our   municipal - government, and   in   conclusion beg to  disavow any.prejudice over the result.    I am sincere in my trust,  that   my   campaign  motto:   "To  work in the interests of the electorate as a whole," shall be (to at  least some extent) incorporated in  the policy of-your chief magistrate  for 1909.     John B. Desrosiers.  Portrait   enlargements  done at  the New Art Store, from $1 to $25  A telegram from Richard Armstrong says that he expects to leave  Chicago for Greenwood Saturday.  It seems difficult for Dick to break  away from the ozone city long  enough to set the drills, agoing in  our big tunnel.  A joint installation of Midway  and Greenwood ��������� lodges, Knights of  Pythias, will be held in the local  odge room on Wednesday evou-  ing, 27th inst. Geo. Ohappell, of  Grand Forks, D. D, G. 0., will  install the officers.  J. E. Methot, formerly preventive officer in Greenwood, arrived  from Ottawa this week and will  take charge of the Myncaster cus  For Sale���������:A house ou Kimber-  ley avenue for $1,000. Terms,  $100 down and balance to suit  purchaser. Apply to Alex. Sanderson, Phoenix,  or at this office.  .;.-,   Rebekahs Install.      .  Thursday evening of last week  Mrs. Mason, D. D.G. P., assisted  by Mrs. W. B. Fleming, installed  the following officers ol the local  Rebekah lodge:  Mrs. Grace Davidson. N. G.  Miss Jessie Murray, V. G.  Miss Nellio Terry, R. S.  , Miss Bessie Bryant, F. S.  Miss Rhena Somors, Treas.  Miss Addie Horton, Chap.  Mrs. Ella Archibald, Warden.  Mrs. AgncH Fleming, R. S. N. G.  Mrs. Medill, L. S. V. G.  Miss O. McMillan,  K, S. V. G.  Mrs. Howard Moore, L. S, V. G.  Tho lodge is in a prosperous condition and has a oaombership of (53.  City Council.  The council met Monday evening. The old council retirod hi  the usual manner and the now sat  into  the  municipal -game   with  m  Jim Hill's Road.  The following resolution ��������� from  Greenwood will bo read in Trail  next week at the annual meeting  of the Associated Boards of Trade :  1. Resolved: That whereas there  now exists gross irregularities in  the freight and passenger' rates of  the lines operated by the Great  Northern Railway company, involving urfjuBt discrimination  against British Golnmbia points  upon the V., V. & E. railway in  favor of neighboring points in the  State of Washington;  Now, therefore, the Associated  Boards of Trade of Eastern British  Columbia urge upon the government of Canada and upon the  board of railway commissioners  for Canada the pressing necessity  of taking immediate measures to  put an end to the condition now  existing by which a railway built  upon Canadian soil under a Canadian charter deliberately discriminates against Canadian communities;  Resolved, further, that copies of  this resolution be sent by the secretary to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the  minister of railways, and the secretary of the railway commission.  The birthday of Scotland's greatest human production, R. Burns,  occurs next Monday.  ^ -After sheep farming for 24 years  in Patagonia, George Allan has  bought a ranch and settled down  near Kelowna. . .  The Dominion theatre has opened  in Prince Rupert with a moving  picture show.  -For more than  seven  daj's this  month  it did  not rain  in Prince^  Rupert. .  ���������  In the Yukon  there are  naif"a"  million cariboo in' one' herd  heading for the slopes of the Tan'ana.'  They travel   in   a   procession 20  miles wide and  must live principally upon air.  J.   L.   Stamford   was in   Victoria   ar short   time ago. In company  with some' Nelson men   he '  lost a great deal of money in'the  Northwest Coal Co.      -.*-���������..    ���������---  . Dan -MicKinnW and - Bob -Mc- -  Donald,are both in Prince .Rupert. !'  ���������Bob was a.* prominent hotel man in  the Slocan during the days when  Bob Woods drove stage from Kaslo  to Three Forks and it cost six bits  to feed at the Blue Ridge hotel.  His old friends hope that Bob  makes a fortune in the north.  Mr. Ross of Victoria has bought  Clifford's   residence- in. .Kitimaat  and will  open  an  hotel  wheh"~he"W5  gets his licenee.  The Slocan district praduced last  year 953,000 ounces of silver.  In 1908 Canada produced 22,000  tons of lead.  The Imperial government will  hand Esquimalt over to thc Dominion.  F. J. Deane,   who  retired  from  the newspaper   business   a    few    --  months ago, was  married in Port-  I land last week.  Charley Douglas was elected  mayor of Vancouver. That city  is now safe for another year.  The election of Harold Selous in  Nelson to the mayoralty indicates  that the people of that city love an  Englishman who is au old-timer  and does the square thing.  An earthquake shook Vancouver and other coast cities for a  few seconds last week. No damage was done beyond making Joe  Martin and a few more say their  prayers.  *-r^.Tw*.  is now mayor of  Barclay & Co. are selling their  entire stock of 15c. wrapporettes  Saturday and Monday at 10c. per  yard.     ' ____________  Hobos are no longer permitted  to use tho church at Bossburg as a  haven. Billy Sunday doe-s not  preach in that city.  The marble quarries near Bossburg have been bought by a number of capitalists who will work  thorn exclusively in the near future.  In Phoenix D. J. Matheson has  the agency for nearly all the best  life, fire and accident insurance  companies. He also insures plate  glass,and if you are looking for  iiisuriiiico drop him a line with  particulars of what you waut.  John Martin  Rossland.  As New Westminster has a  population of 12,198, letters will  now bo delivered by carriers in  that city.  J. G. Stuttz is playing " Was  She to Blame" in Revelstoke this  week. When he produced this  play in Sandon it was called "A  Bitter Atonement." aud tho town  burned down after the show was  over. However, since the name  was changed no calamities have  followed in its wake. In addition  to being an actor Stuttz is also a  poet of considerable merit.  Kereraeos is a real sociable town.  A tea meeting, followed by a dance,  was given in one of the hotels last  week for the benefit of tho church.  A free'masquerade ball will bo  given in Hedley on thc 5th prox.  When freight rates will permit  of hauling the production to eastern refineries the large deposits of  opsomite near Oroville will be  worked.  The slowest thing iu tho West is  tho building of Jim Hill's road between Keremoos and Hedley. It  iB now reported that tho dropping  of steel will commence in April;  Smith Curtis and family are residing iu Victoria,   -'  A largo aud well assorted lino of  oilice and pocket diaries for 1909  at J. L. 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THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
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BOWSER IS OVERCO
The Precariousness of Existence
Fills Him With Sadness.
HE REFUSES TO BE CHEERED.
Mrs. B. Finally Solves the Puzzle of
Her Husband's State of Mind, but
Doesn't Sympathize With Him In
the Least���Puts Him to Bed.
[Copyright, IMS,' by T. C. McClure.]
Mrs. Bowser nnd the cut were on
watch for Mr. Bowser as he oatne
home the other evening.' As he dropped off thc ear at the corner' it was
Keen that his genera I attitude was one
of dejection. ' Halfway down, to his
gale .Mrs. Bowser could see the care
linos in his face. As ho reached thc
foot of the steps she realized that he
must have got word that all his brolh-
<-rs and sisters were dead, lie was
passing by her to enter the house, with
the most'lonesome look Imaginable on
his face, when she exclaimed:
���'.Mr. Bowser, will you tell me what
In the name of goodness has happened V"
"Nawthin'." lie drawled out.
"But something surely has. Are any
of your relatives dead?"
'���1 duntio."
"Have you lost a large amount of
money?'1
"No."
"Then what is it? You look as if
you hadn't a friend left ou earth."
���'And I haven't." ho replied as be
hung up his hat and tears came to his
eyes.
"But I am here���I. your wife."
"Yes. but what of it? 1 tell you,
Mrs. Bowser, this is a sad old world.
swered her question. "There is a peddler shouting 'Watermelons!' at the
top of bis voice!   Just hear him!"
"Why,  you   huve  heard  him  every
evening for days and days.    He has
got   watermelons   to   sell.     Probably
nine out of ten of them are as green I the Century says:
as,grass, hut let him sell them If he;
AN AMUSING CUSTOM.    . HUSBAND AND' WIFE      battle with sharks.
OFFICIALLY DEAD.
Spaniards     Trick     Themselves     Into
Wanting a Glass of Water.
Wrltluy of experiences' with Spanish
hospitality;   Ellen  Maury  Slayden  iu
"SIIR (JAN'-P PU I' Illilt LOVING ARMS AROUND
..MY XKCK AND CALIi Mi A CIIEKUH, AS
SHE  CSIJD TO."
I hadn't much to do at the office this
afternoon, jind I just sat down and
thought of- things���sad things. I���I
feel as if 1 could woep."      ~   - - - - -
1 Suspicious of  Him.
She looked at him suspiciously and
led the way down to the dining room
and then started in to tell him that the
police   had   arrested   four   boys   that
afternoon for playing ball in the street.
"Yes, but what do four boys aud the
police   amount   to?"   he   wailed   out
"Mrs.   Bowser,  every  day  around  us
men   and   women   are  dropping dead
ittut being   borne to their long home."
"But that is what we all expect." she
"'replied.   "They, say the butcher on the
corner must fail if the price of.meat
doesn't come down."
"But what have I got to do with the
butcher on the corner and tho price of
meal? I tell you there is sadness iu
this world���oceans of sadness. As it
pays in the Scriptures, we are here today and gone tomorrow. I left the
house in thc best of health this morning, but how did you know that 1
would return alive? ITow could you
tell that at (his very-moment you would
not he a widow with scalding tears of
grief chasing each other down your
checks?"
"Yes, life Is a risk, but we should not
be sad over it. There came pretty near
being an awful dog Dght in front of
the house half an hour ago. I wish you
bad been here to sick the little dog on."
"Oh, what's the use?" he said as he
nibbled at a piece of bread and turned
his face away. "When I am thinking
of how my dear old mother died do you
think I want to hear about dog fights?
Yes, she���she died."
"But you  were only four years old
then, and you are forty-eight now."
Misses His Mother.
"It doesn't make any difference. My
poor mother was called home... I can't
go to see her, and she can't put her loving arms around my neck and call me
her cherub, as she used to. Had a congest! ve chill and passed right away.
And my father is dead, too, and my
lirother Jim is dead. I tell you there's
grief and sadness abroad in the land."
Mrs. Bowser looked at him for a full
minute across the table and sniffed at
the atmosphere suspiciously and then
said:
"I'm sorry about your father and
mother and your brother Jim. but of
conr.se you comdn't expect them to keep
right on living. I have lost my own father nnd u sister, as you must know."
"Then why ain't you sad? Whnt are
yon talking about butchers and dog
fights for? Hero we sit In the best of
Jienlth nnd surrounded by happy influences, and not two blocks away there
lire houses of mourning. I toll you,
Mrs. Bowser- I toll you"���
But before he could tell her she rose
rp from tho table, and he followed her
cpstulis. Sho'wMntcd to do something
to effect a clinngp In lilin. and she began to play with the cat, bul after taking two or three turns across the floor
be said:
"And my sister Mary Is dead, and my
TJncle Jim, and my Cousin Betty���yes,
dead and gone. I don't s'pose 1 could
And their gravestones If I set out to
look for theni-dend and gone, and you
nre playing with that blamed old ynller
cat us if nothing had happened."
"���"Sho Refuses to Mourn.
"But what do you want mo to do?"
ulie retorted. "Is It golug to bring the
dead to life If I sit down and weep?"
"Hark to thatt" he exclaimed after
a   moment  nnd  without  having  nn-
c-iin.    The   more  cholera   morbus  the
better for the drug stores and doctors."
"But the cry goes right to my heart,"
protested Mr. Bowser. "My poor father died after eating a watermelon
and my Uncle Jim because he hadn't
any teeth to eat one with. The peddler knows it and is hollering to add
to my grief."
"Don't be childish, Mr. Bowser. The
man doesn't even know who lives here.
Did I tell you that I wanted to get at
my houseelenning next month?"
"And now he's yelling 'Gooseberries!'"
"Well, let him yell."
"But I tell you he knows that Bowser lives bore, and he wants to spite
me by adding to my grief. It was
gooseberry tarts that killed my sister
Mary and plain gooseberries that
killed my cousin Betty. Betty ale four
quarts of 'em right down nnd next day
was no more."
"I don't wonder at it. But let's talk
about something more cheerful. Do
you think tho next congress is going to
take.up the tariff question?"
Stirred Up by a Song.
Mr. Bowser might or might not have
answered the question, but before he
could get around to it a hired girl In
the next back yard who was taking
clothes off the line commenced singing
at the top of her voice:
"Jn Scarlet town, where I was born.
There was a fair maid dwelling,
And she was known both far and near
As lovely Bar-bara Allen."
"Great snakes, but must I submit to
this?" groaned Mr. Bowser as he started, up. "Here 1 come home Ioadeu
down with grief and sadness, and n
peddler must yell 'Watermelons!' and
'Gooseberries!' at me from the front
and a hired girl must warble a song at
rhe from the back!"
"But havo patience," counseled Mrs.
Bowser. "These people know nothing
of your sadness. See, the peddler has
driven on aud tlio girl has stopped
singing. Let mo ask you a question,
please. Did you partake of any fall
tonic today?"
"And my sister died after eating
gooseberry tarts!" ho murmured as he
wiped his eyes anew.
"Answer my question. Did you have
any fall tonic this afternoon? Did anyone recommend a tonic to take your
grief away?"
"Y-e-s, just a little tonic.   It was for
my lame back.   I took about a table-
spoonful."
"Urn!   I thought so."
"And it has made mo sad���s-a-d.'.'
"I see.  Well, let me put you to bed,
and  you'll  wake  up  in  the  morning
feeling all right."  f "
"And I won't be sad.nn more?"
"Not a sad.  Vuu' won't even remember whether it was gooseberry tarts or
pumpkin pie that did the business for
j*our sister. Come on."
"Yesh, I will- come on. Mrs. Bowsher, you are sho good���sho g-o-o-d
'/hat I cry for you!" M. QUAD.
The cafes.;'wot'e always crowded to
suffocation', and yet we lingered past
the small hours, the men smoking dozens of cigarettes and the women dipping bits of wafer into chocolate as
leisurely as if they had the night instead of ilie day before them. A favorite drink was a thiu almond milk
wliich looked like something for the
complexion and which, after tasting, I
would have much preferred applying
externally. There was a refreshing 'absence of the highball and cocktail element, ami no one ever seemed-'to take
too much to drink.
It is always amusing to see these
most temperate people tricking themselves into wanting a glass of water.
They recommend certain dishes and
enjoy their eternal chocolate chiefly
because "it makes one so thirsty."
Visiting a country house once, we were
invited into the dining room and I
hoped for tea. The table was elaborately spread. Wo were seated and
each helped to a delicious conserved
peach and tenderly urged to eat It to
make us want some water. When wo
had eaten Ihe peach aud drunk the
water Ihe ceremony was complete.
SENIORITY  IN  CONGRESS.
Experience      Carries     Influence ��� Old
Members Relied on For Work.
A man's standing in congress is
gained by seniority. His influence
there comes from length of service,
provided, of course, that it Is the right
kind of service.
Ne'w men, no matter how ambitious
and zealous, have very little influence.
They do not and cannot begin their
work where their predecessors left off.
Specchmaking does not bring them influence. Work brings it���committee
work.
Members rank In their committees
by seniority. Besides, new members
do not get and cannot get in tho usual
course of tilings appointments to the
more important committees. These-
appointments go to the tried men, who
by length of service coupled with ability are chosen in the house for the vacant places.  .
Some constituencies know this and
act accordingly. Some constituencies
ignore the fact and gain nothing by
ignoring it. In fact, they lose weight
in the councils of congress by frequently changing their representatives
simply to gratify the ambitions of local politicians.
Both Restored to Health by Dr.
,    Williams'  Pink Pills.
"Both myself and my wife can
truthfully say that Dr. ���Williams'
Pink Pills have been of great benefit
to us, and we are constantly recommending them-to our friends." Thus
writes Mr. Ernest L. Archibald,
Truro, N. S., who further says:���
"In my own case 1 had been subject
to dizzy headaches for over a year,
and three boxes of the Pills completely cured me of the trouble.
About a year ago my wife began to
complain. Sho seemed to bo completely run down; was very pale and
weak; she could not walk up. stairs
without stopping on tlie way to get
breath, and ultimately she grew so
weak she could not sweep a floor
without resting. She tried several
tonics but received no benefit. Then
I persuaded her to try Dr Williams'
Pink Pills ancl got her a half dozen
boxes. Alter she had used a couple
of boxes her appetite began to ��� improve nnd the color to return to her
fnce. She continued using the Pills
unlil she had taken the six boxes,
and to-day she is perfectly well, feels
stronger' and looks belter than she
has clone for.some years. While she
was taking the Pills she gained twelve
pounds in weight."
Dr. Williams' Pills cure troubles like
these because they arc rooted m
tlie blood. Bad blood is the cause of
nil common diseases like anaemia,
rheumatism, indigestion, neuralgia,
St. Vitus dance, general weakness and
those ailments that only women folks
know, with their attendant headaches
nnd backaches nd irregularities. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills arc a sure cure
when given a fair trial, because they
enrich the blood and thus reach the
root of disease. Sold by all medicine
dealers or by mail nt 50 cents a box
Exciting Adventure With a School-of
' Man   Eaters.
Lighthouse keepors and those living
on the beach of the gulf coast see
many queer sights in the way of battles between .turtles, sharks and
s-.vordfish, exciting- at times' and always illustrating thfe terrible power
possessed by the monsters of the
deep.
Two fishermen coming in from Lake
Worth, Florida, on a lumber sloop
saw a commotion in tlie water and
presently became witnesses of an
all around combat between six or
seven sharks.
In  a few minutes the combatants
"Hungry Joe's" Only Chance to Lead
an Honest Life.
"I'm not the only man who Is officially dead," said "Hungry Joe" the
other day. He'Was once about as famous a confidence man as Broadway
ever produced. In 1902 he was reported to the police as "dead," and his
photograph and- description were removed from the rogues' gallery. He
was recognized on Broadway the other
flay by his habit of walking along the
rdgo of the curb. Gold couldn't tempt
liim..to walk .close "to the wall or to
pass the mouth of nh alley without
tSetoui-inglnto the street; "just-n trick
With
LITTLE  GIRL SUFFERED  GREAT-
LY WiTH  ITCHING, STINGING
ECZEMA���CURE   CAME
WITH  USE OF
se's
were   fighting   and   plunging .almost -. of caution inherited from the old days.
under the sloop's bow, and the men,
being afraid of some damage to the
boat, seized their rifles and fired into
"I -have reformed," said tho man
who-is said to have once been,known
as '"Hungry Joe."    "But reformation
the mass.   After, a few shots the.fight-., doesn't go with the average calf headed
ing sea tigers fell apart ancl seemed
to   be  intent ,on  finding   their   new
antagonists.
Then, as if by preconcerted action,
several plunged directly at the. boat
ancl hit it a resounding blow with
force sufficient to knock both men
flat on tho dock.
A second rush was made, and then
the entire school of sharks began
pounding against the sloop's sides.
Backing off a dozen rods or more,
they would come on with lightning
swiftness, hitting the boat squarely,
making it quiver from stem to stern,
ancl soon there were two' sharks
floating on. thc waves, stunned ' by
their own mad rushes, but the others
kept up the fight.
��� imbecile on the police force. A crook's
a crook to the end of the chapter with
him. So when I made up my mind to
live straight I wont to the then head
of tho department. I convinced him
that I meant.business. 'Call off your
men,' r begged.- 'Tell them to let me
alone. I'm a criminal, I admit. But
I'm tired of it, and I want to' be a
man again.'
"The chief said it wasn't possible.
'I might tell tho men you wore reformed,' said he, 'but they wouldn't believe. They'd pick you up all the
quicker, because they would think that
you-were tryingNto shelter yourself in
this way.   The only way out Is for you
"Ye ain't finking 'bout emmy-
gratin' air ye, Weary?"
"Yep, soon's I find th' intemperate
zone \"
Honor and   Digestion.
1 Cobble���You  certainly  have a  good
cook.   By the way, where do you get
your servants?
Stone���From our neighbors. When
we hear of a good one among them
we offer her more money to come with
us.
"But, my dear fellow, is that honorable?"
"Why not? Can you develop a sense
of honor with a poor digestion?"���
Xew-York Life.
' Not Much Difference.
Eva���Harry saw you start on a fishing expedition this morning and said
he wished he were a fish so you could
catch him.
Edna���Oh, it amounts to the same.
I'm always stringing him. ��� Detroit
Tribune.
Solved.
A Story About Rodin.
The Cri de Pnris tells a most amus-
iirs oiory"if true about Bodln and some
unnamed rich American woman who
had selected him to make a statue of
herself, full length and so far as possible, a portrait. She had posed ten
times in antique costume when Rodin
told her that he did not need her any
more and that he would finish the
work at his leisure. When thc American came again she found to her
amazement that tlie head of the statuo
bore no resemblance whatever to her.
She complained bitterly that no one
would even recognize her. "It is true."
said the great sculptor dreamily. "Your
head did not inspire me at ail. At first
I thought I would not put any head on
the statue, as I have been accustomed
to do of late, but after 1 had thought
it over carefully in order not to offend
you I put in place of your face that ot
Mine, de R. She had ordered hers of
me, but never paid for it. At any rate,
you will gain much by this change!"
high, skimmed over the sloop's rail
and fell on the deck with a sounding
whack.
Tho two mon were badly frightened by this time and fired two shots
at random.    Then they each seized
an axe ancl dealt the monster a ter-
or: six boxes for $2.50 from The Dr. I rible blow.
Williams'   Medicine   Co.,    Brockvilc,'     Up went the shark's tail and, strik-
Ont. ,       ing one of the men, sent him flying
into the water. He swam to the rail
with' the energy of despair, and his
comrade ran to his assistance, but
before he could bn hauled in a shark
took a piece out of his heel.
The blood that flowed from his
wounded foot dyed the water for_ a
yard or more and seemed to excite
the sharks to greater ferocity. - The^
shark on deck was killed with a
united blow, but something must he
done for the others. Suddenly the un-
wounded man dived down into the
cabin and emerged with a can of
powder and a coil of fuse. Swiftly-
fastening a piece of pork around the
can, he attached a short fuse, lighted
it and, going to the. stern, threw the
can into the mass of sharks.
Before it had hardly touched the
water .i big fellow swallowed it at a
gulf-, ancl in a second there were
pieces of shark flying in,every direction. The effect wns magical. The
sharks fairly fell over each other in
their flight, ancl the two plucky seamen were saved from a terrible death.
Presently   one   shark   aimed-* too i to die.'   And die I did, on the records.
The Beauty of a Clear Skin.���The
condition of the liver regulates the
oondition of the blood. A disordered
liver causes impurities in tho blood
and these, show themselves in blemishes on tlie skin. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills in acting upon the liver
act upon the blood ancl a clear, healthy skin will follow intelligent use
of this standard medicine. Ladies,
who will fully appreciate this prime
quality of these pills, can use them
with' thc certainty that the effect
will be most gratifying.
"And do you think your college education has been of benefit to you?"
-' "Most assuredly; after I wrote the
college yell I received all kinds of
offers from cigar and automobile manufacturers to invent original names
for their different outputs."
For,six years tho cops bave thought
that I have been under the daisies all
the time. Now they have forgotten
about me. My photo has been taken
out of the records, and I think I'm
safe. I work steadily, my record is
good, and not half a dozen people Iu
tho world know that the one time
'Hungry Joe' is a respectable cigar
salesman. But I had to die to do ft."���
Now York Letter to Cincinnati Times-
Star. ^
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
cows.
"It's easy to take things as they
come���if thoy are coming our way.
Repeat
it: ���"Shiloh's-Cure will always
cure   my   coughs   and   colds."
Star���It seems to me we iiave too
many people in this mob scene.
Stage Manager���Yes, we have literally a super-abundance.��� Baltimore
American.
The Goat���Gee, great idea of mine
eating that magnet! Now I'll go tn
that masque ball as a porcupine.���Bohemian Magazine.
A Social Affront.
"Wasn't their divorce a shocking affair?" said Mrs. Featliergilt.
"Inexcusable," nnswered Mrs. Smart-
pett. "They both had the most unfashionable lawyers they could find."���
Smart Set
Camels and Campbells.
An Irishman and a Scotchman were
discussing the horrors of living In a
prohibition state, when the Irishman
remarked:
"Sure, an' ye might get used to It
after awhile. Ye know they say a
camel can go eight days without
drlnkln'."
"Hoot, mon!" retorted the other. "It's
little ye know about the Campbells
when ye say that There is na one o'
them could go eight hours wi'out a
drap o' somothhiM"
Which  ended  the  discussion.
The Earth's Visibility.
As we look up through the transparent atmosphere on a clear night
and see (he moon beaming brilliantly
down upon us we may think, "What
a wonderful sight the continents and
oceans of the earth would present if
' we could view them from the moon!''
But, according to the conclusions of
the director of the astrophysical observatory of the Smithsonian institution, a .man on tlie moon would catch
but fleeting glimpses of the outlines of
our continents. "The true radiating
surface of the earth as a planet,"
says the scientist, "Is chiefly the water vapor at an elevation of 4,000
meters (13,000 feet) or more above the
sea level." In consequence the man
in the moon would see the features,of
the earth dimly outlined In the glare
of light reflected from the atmosphere.
Stamps
The value of the postage stamps la-
Eiied by the United States government
was the subject of discussion at a New
York club recently, and in order to determine a disputed point tho following
Information was obtained through the
oilice of the third assistant postmaster
general: "For the fiscal year ended
.lune .'!0. 11)07. the value of 'stamped
r.tnclf issued to postmasters was $173,-
tKMi.-l7fi.27. This consisted of 0,331,-
1110,05."; pieces of stamped paper and
17,C8(!,S00 stamp books. The value of
the porrtal cards for the year was $8,-
2:'.2.110.!)0 and of the postage stamps
SI2").310.:Mn. Among the large accounts were: Stamped envelopes, $27,-
(!51.!).��..'I.-I2; wrappers, $r>70,883.25."
.Repeat it:���" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds."
Hardly any man is clever enough
to-know, how-important-ho isn't.  --
For Burns and Scalds.���Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil will take the fire out of
a burn or scald more rapidly than
any other preparation. It should be
at hand in every kitchen so that it
may be available at any time. There
ia no preparation required. Just apply the oil to the burn or scald and
the pain will abate and in a short
time cease" altogether.
AN AUTUMN  NEAR-TRAGEDY,
Through the .thicket stealthily
As with dire intent stolo ho,
In his hand a deadly gun.
In his heart tho wish to kill.
In his eye (both eyes, not one),
. One might see his cruel will.
Through   the    graceful   reeds    thai
swayed
In tho breeze as If they played.
Through the marsh and through tho
ten
To a covert where he lay.
This may be the ambush, tliea
For some awful feud affray.
Suddenly arises he,
Alms his gun���ah, sad to see!���
With no warning shout or cry,
Ruthless, heartless, shoots he thin-
Then he doth profanely sigh:
"Uern them ducks! 1 missed again.'
-Kansas City Times.
Legend of St. V/inifred's Well.
The following legend is supposed to
have given its name to St. Winifred's
well, once the most celebrated holy
well in Great Britain: Winifred, a
noble British maiden of the seventh
centuTy, was bekived by a certain
Prince Cradocus. She -repulsed, his
suit, and he in revenge cut off her
head. The prince was immediately
struck dead,-and the earth, opening,
swallowed him. Winifred's head
rolled down the hill, and from the
spot where it rested a spring gushed
forth. St. Bueno picked up the head
and reunited it to the body, so that
Winifred lived for many years a life
of great sanctity, and the spring to
which her name was given became
famous for its curative powers. The
well was located in Holywell, County
Flint, England, and was regarded
with great veneration during the middle' ages, being visited by thousands
that believed implicitly in the healing virtues of the watsjgr. It is now
in a state of neglect. A court-house
was constructed over the famous well
by the Countess of Richmond, mother
of Henry VII.
A Rotary Rudder.
There is ou view at the Lepine toy
exhibition in Paris the invention of a
French engineer' which will, its inventor contends, revolutionize marine
and aerial navigation. The invention
consists of a rotary rudder, said to be
capable of turning a vessel in its own
length or at any desired angle. All existing steering contrivances are limited
in their action to a deflection of 00
degrees to right-or left. It .is claimed
that by the adoption of the new In-'
vontion sea collision will be prevented and warships will be ablo to turn
in their own length. An aeroplane
fitted with the new rudder would be
able to leave the ground instantly.
���' Baby eczema brings keen suffering
to many a. little one' and worry and
anxiety to many a mother, who can
find nothing to. cope with it���nothing
that will stop the dreadful itching and
heul-the raw,- flaming skin.
'.Doctors fail, internal medicines are
at the best slow 'and uncertain,' and
often*do more harm' than' good .to
young children. Dr. Chase's Ointnic.it,
on' the other hand, ,is applied direct
to the diseased parts and brings relief and cure.   .
Mrs. Rollie Narrie, rSine, Hastings
Co., Ont., writes:���"Our little girl had
itching eczema over her face and
shoulders, and we could get nothing
to help her until-we began the use of
Dr.- Chase's Ointment. This.ointment
healed the sores rapidly and six
boxes made a. complete cure'.-.-It u a
pleasure to -recommend a preparation
wliich has proven of so great value. '"
Mr. Oakley W. Beainor, Boyle, Ont..
writes:���"For two years I suffered
from eczema in violent form and was
perfectly disfigured about the. head
ancl face. I tried doctors in vain, but
five boxes of Dr. Chase's Ointment
completely cured me."
Wherever there is.itching'of the skin
or a sore that refuses to .heal you can
apply Dr. Chase's Ointment with every confidence that the results' will
be  entirely  satisfactory.
While thoroughly effective in thg
most severe cases of,eczema and salt
rheum, Dr. Chasa's Ointment will not'
injure the most delicate, skin. 'GO
cents a box at all dealers or Edman-
son, Bates  & Co., Toronto.
Artificial Black Diamonds.
Carbon in au amorphous fused condition���real black diamond���is, produced in a- simple manner by a process
lately patented in France by M. Bonnet. A vessel of bronze or other metal
contains two carbon electrodes, between which is a rod of .carbon over a
small vessel of carbon .bisulphide, aud
as the first current is passed the liquid
is vaporized, generating a high" pressure. Under this pressure and the
temperature of a high tension current
the' carbon rod is changed in a few
moments to black diamond,- the material so prized for drills and as an
abrasive.
A  Definition.
"Can you tell me what "steam is?"'
asked the examiner.
"Why, sure, sir," replied Patrick,
confidently. "Steam is���why���er, it's
wather thot's "gone crazy wid the
heat."���Tit-Bits.    ���
DANGER  OF FLOOD.
Golfthalmia.
Golfthalrala Is a poisonous and Insidious bacterium which, In my dreams,
under the powerful Ions of my heated
Imagination, assumes the shape of
something between a niblick, a golfer's
oath and a caddie's smile���my caddie's.
A strange, unsightly, growsorae, twisted, creeping, muttering thing.
In Mexico there is a plant known
by the name of palo.de lecho.' It
belongs to the family of euphorbia.
The Indians throw the leaves into
the water, and the fish become stupefied and rise to the surface and are
then caught by the natives. In this
case the effect of tho narcotic soon
passes off. The milk of, this plant
thrown upon tho fire gives out fumes
that produce nausea and headache.
Tho milk taken internally is n deadly
poison. It will produce death or
insanity, according to the size of the
dose.
The Willful Maid.
There was a rich girl In Dubuque,
And   sho   bought   herself  one  day   a
duquo.
Said she, "Him will I marry,
So mo don't you harry, *
For I vow I won't stand a rebuque."
Gloomy View of Mankind.
"I may be kind o' hnrsh in my judgment of men," observed Uncle Jerry
Peebles, "but I've noticed ns a general
thing that a man ain't any better thim
his hat."
A Silk Purse Suggestion.
To store thy gold a little silken toy
Wouldst thou obtuln?
No porcine auriclo do thou "mploy,
'Twere toll In vsiln.   ���
The difference between a man's hand*
shak'o and the wng of a dog's tall Is
that the Wag Is always sincere.���Marlon (Tin.) Patriot.
Dodging the Rules.
After being conducted through an*"
old church by Mio verger, a visitor
was so pleased with the official's
courtesy and information that he insisted on giving him half a crown.
Thc man shook his head sadly.
"Thank you, sir," ho said, "but it's
quite against the rules." "I'm sorry
for that, said tho visitor, about to
return the half crown to his pockot.
"But," added the verger, "if I were
to find a coin lying on tho floor it
would not be ngainst the rules tor me
to pick it up!"
W.   N.    U.   No.   717.
:.f*- ���:
Nile   Is   Swiftly   Rising   and   Assuan
Dam   May   Not   Hold  Out.
Egypt is threatened just at present
by a terrible danger and it is possible
that ere "many weeks are past the
names of Sir .William Garstin, Sir
William Wilcox, Sir John Aird and
Sir Ernest Cassell, which are now
justly lauded to the skies in connection with the amazing increase of the
area of arable land, which they have
added to Egypt by means of their Nile
dam, and the consequent augmentation of irrigation, may become a subject of execration. For the governor
of Khartoum ancl the Anglo-Egyptian
authorities still further south up the
river, have issued a most alarming
warning to the effect that the Nile
flood this fall will be of altogether
ohenomcnal proportions, that there
will be a flood, in fact, such as has
not been witnessed in a quarter of a
century or more, and it is realized
that, despite the precautions which
are being taken in the form of the
construction of embankments and levees, all the lower part of Khartoum
will be submerged.
The flood has not reached Khartoum, yet the river is already running so strong that it bus carried
away all the staging from the iron
bridge in course of .construction over
the Nile there, the accident being attended by the loss of life of o number of natives and of an American
engineer, none of their bodies being
recovered. ,'
The gravest feature of the entire
affair is, however, the fact thnt thc
huge dam at Assuan, and the barrage
now in process of completion at Esna,
have never been exposed to the force
of a full river. In fact, the Assuan
dam has been favored, both while in
course of construction and since its
completion, by very low Niles. Inde-
'���pendent'engineers have questioned its
capacity to withstand the tremendous
force of an ordinary full Nile. What
its fate will bo with ii Nilo of altogether phenomenal flood, is a question
which fills people with misgivings. _
There are certain eminent scientists
who ascribe the story of thc Biblical
flood to some such cataclysm on the
part of tho waters of the 'Nile, and
certainly, when ono reflects that it Is
possible to dig down 100 and 200 foot
and still deeper, and always find ono
layer beneath tliu other of traces of
former cities and yet earlier civilization, one is ��� tempted to ask oneself
whether the agency by wliich th-jy
have-been buried so deep beneath tho
present surfaco of the hoII has not
been somo terrible flood..like that
which now menac"? Cairo, Alexandria
and, in fact, tho whole- of lower
Kirvrit
Garden Repartee.
"My '��� eyes," exclaimed the potato,
"but this is poor soil for a garden!"
"That's right," said the'���tonion. "1
don't get along worth a scent, and
I'm losing strength every day."
"I'm going to leave," said the cabbage. "I'll never be able to get
a-uead here."
"This spot isn't fit for a berrying
ground," said the. strawberry, "But
here comes the sun, and we'll all have
to dry up."���Houston Post
The '"'efficacy, of ��� Bickle's  Anti-Con��>
sumptive Syrup in curing coughs,and
���colds   and   arresting inflammation  of,
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A teacher in a certain eastern school
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that which they. wished  to be when
they grew up.   The pupils went diligently to work with paper and pencil,   .
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Anna?"
"Yes.  I know,"-replied the    little-
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A Leading Question.
Superintendent McLaren of San
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was inspecting the work of restoring
Union square to its former beauty,
now that the little St. Francis has been
removed.
"I'm for heavln' this ui out. It's a
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"Which one?" Inquired McLaren.
"You don't mean this* beautiful little
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"1 say, Mr. McLaren," reflected the
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try water yourself?"���San Francisco
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'��� , |.! ama~sammm  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA  NASAL CATARRH  PRODUCES DEAFNESS  RELIEF JN PERUNA.  ��������� Mr. E. J. Arlessj 401 City Hall Ave.,  Montreal, Quebec, Is an old gentleman  _of wide acquaintance, having Berved.  thirty-eight years in the .General Post-  office of Montreal, a record which  speaks for itself. .Concerning his use of  Peruna, see letter given below.  Modern Methods In the Wool  , ,    Raising Industry.  DETAIL'S  OF-THE  BUSINESS.  MR. R. J. ARLESS.  - "I have been 'afflicted , with nasal  catarrh to audi a degree that it affect-  ed "my hearing.-"  "This was. contracted some twenty  . years ago by being exposed to draughts  ancl sudden changes of temperature.  "J have been, under the-treatment 0/  specialists and have used many drugs  recommended as. specifics, for catarrh  in the head and throat���������all to no purpose.  "About three years ago I was induced by a confrere in office to try  Peruna." -��������� '  "After some hesitation, as I had  doubts as to results after so man)  failures, I gave Peruna a trial, and  am'happy to state that after usin������  eight or ten bottles of Peruna I am  much improved in hearing, and in  '-.breathing through the nostrils:"  His Use for It.  "Yeh," said Tommy, "pa gave me  a watch to carry when I started in ai  school this fall."'  . "My I" exclaimed Aunt Jane, "that>  nice, isn't it?"  "Yes'm, ..'cause as soon as I git ii.  school in the mornin's .1 kin look al  it an' _ see how .many minutes I'n  late."���������Catholic Standard and Times  For years -Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator has ranked as the mosl  effective - preparation- manufactured,  and -it ��������� always maintains its reputation.  A young lady on her vacation said  "Oh, auntie, it's such luxury, to have  nothing to do but just loll in a hammock with my precious 'Shelley' 01  even the 'Vicar $t Wakefield'." -  .'���������"Child,"- said, the-aunt, "jf I hen:  of any -more such scandalous doings-  I shall write to your mother."���������Philadelphia Ledger'.  There is more Catarrh in" this sec  tion of the country than all othei  diseases put together, and until tin  last few years was supposed to. b-  incurable. '- For a great many year;  doctors pronounced it a local diseas*  and prescribed ^local remediesf ano  by constantly failing to cure with.lo  cal treatment, pronounced it incurs  ble. Science has proven catarrh. t<  be a constitutional disease and there  fore requires constitutional treatment  Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured bj  F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, it  the only constitutional" cure on thi  market. It is taken internally ii,  doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful  It acts directly on the blood and mu  cous surfaces of -the system. They of  fer one hundred dollars for any cast  it fails, to cure. Send for circulars ano  testimonials.  Address: F. J.  Cheney & Co.,  Toledo, Ohio.  Sold by druggists, 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for con  stipation.  Tho cheese taste of butter is due to  lack of thoroughness.in washing and  removing the buttermilk.- Butter will  not keep well if any of the buttermilk remains.  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  Killing Off Rats.  Tho British Society for the Destruction of Vermin is pushing vigorously  its crusade for the extermination of  rats. A committee from'the-society  recently called on the board'of agriculture to urge the appointment of a  commission to inquire into the destruction of crop-j by rnts. Sir Jnmes  Crichton Browne snid that rats were  in a great measure responsible foi  thc spread of the recent plague in  India, which cost two million lives  Thoy did damago in 'England/ added  the secretary of the society," estimated at $75,000,000 a "year, and their depredations in the United States and  Germany cost*each year $100,000,000  and $50,000,000 respectively.  No sense In running from one  doctor to another. Select the  best one, then stand by him.  Do not delay, but consult him  in time when you are sick.  Ask his 0pin 1 on of Ayer's  Cherry Pectoral for coughs  and colds. Then use It or  not, just as he says.  We publish our formuUt  7Ws> b������nlih tliohol  _  from our nwtiolim  W������ urzo you to  oonsult you*  doctor  ers  The Summer and Vihter Ranges, the  Lambing Period and the Work of the  Docking" '.Crews���������How the Fleece la  Shorn,. Graded and Packed.  'A modern sheep rauc-n today Is most  interesting and involves a great deal  of detail unknown to most people. . As  I spent some time on a big sbeepj-ancb  In Idaho n year ago, some account of  my observations may be of Interest..  .Unlike cattle. ..which .can, except'iii  certain seasons, be left to themselves!  ^theep have to be- herded .-the year  iround. The country.Is divided. Into,  several sections, a winter and summer  .-ange. The latter is generally in the  hills, mountains aud iu. parts of the  'orest reserves, permits for which have  o be had from Washington. Only'so  nnny sheep are allowed In It, and the  joveruinent charges about'5'cents a  lead for the summer season, .which  ���������pens lu Idaho about June 15.- The  winter range Is iu the valleys >and  ilalns or near the ranches, where hay  -an be had when the snow becomes  oo deep.   '    ���������  The hardest season  Is peihaps the  limbing period, which conies in Idaho  luring Myy.   A band of 1,500 to 2,500  ���������wes   is   taken   out  under .������, lambing  loss, who has with him two or three  lerders, a night herder, a night shcot-  -r arid one cook.    As soon.as any of  be lambs are born they are gathered'  ogether In a small band and flagged���������  hat is, a pole with a'-red.fiag is placed  lear, so they can be easily banded together and that the mothers will suckle  ��������� heir young. ' When 500 or 000 ewes  lave  lambed   they are all driven  together iu' a  band and taken on lo a  lew section a mile or so" away, where  hey   remain   until   all   tbe   band  has  -ambed.    Then they are divided again  'nto two  bauds,  under a herder and  Uelper,   aud . wait   until   docking  and  shearing begin  before they go to the  summer range.   The ewes are herded  each night by a herder,-whose duty It  is to keep them on, their bed grounds,  while the night shooter, either "afoot or  horseback, '   rides    around,N   shooting  blank cartridges every little while to  scare away coyotes or other animals,  fie generally places two or three red  lanterns.on prominent places as guides  for his night's' work.-  ".About the middle of May the dock  lug crew is" made-up, which generally  consistsof a boss, cook and Ave or seven men.   Starting at some convenient  point, they put out with two wagons,  one" containing   the   tents,   provisions  and' beds,   while  tbe  other holds the  corral.    The corral  Is  made of laths  and wite and can be put up In thirty  minute.*..  The  ewes  nud   Iambs  are  driven Into it, the lambs cut out and  put, into   the   triangle  shaped   fence,  where two or three men hold them bj  all  four feet,  while another cuts ott  their tails and slices the ears of th*.  ewe Iambs.    They  are  branded with  the outfit and flock brands, while ewes  are also marked and counted.    In this  way   the' percentage  of  the lambs Is  :aicen.   Sometimes three or four bands  lire treated that way in a day, the corral being taken up aud put dowu wherever the next band is, but two bands  are all  that most crews can do in a  lay when they are very near together.  This  goes  on   for  ten  days  or  two  weeks until all tlie sheep under whose  foreman they are have been treated.  About May 25 or June 1 shearing  begins. A Inrge outfit will have perhaps two or three shearing plants situated conveniently In different parts of  ihe country. A large plant will have  thirty or forty shearing machines with  steam for power, while a smaller one  of sixteen machines will have a gasoline engine. Blades have been given  up mostly now, and nearly all modern  outfits use the clippers. The shearers  are paid by the sheep, 1G cents for  rams and 8 cents for all other sheep  and a dollar per day board. ������ "high  roller" will shear 200 sheep in ten  hours, but these men are farfand few.  The average is a little below a hundred sheep per day. Each foreman  knows beforehand just about what  time to bave his sheep on hand, and it  Is remarkable how thousands of sheep  can be handled and timed so that  none will mix up. A ban'd of ewes  and lambs will come In by sunset and  are corralled and the lambs cut out  and counted, while the ewes are put  through a chute Into an alleyway and  live or eight put In each shearer's pen.  As each pen Is refilled aud the shorn'  -ilieep put out the alley man and shearer toll up their account. -The shorn  sheep are put down another alley and  branded with the.outfit brand and flock  brand. '���������������������������.'  After the shearer has shorn bis sheep  he lets It go back Into the pen and  takes out another, kicking the fleece  out of his way, which n boy ties up  nnd throws into a car. Tlie latter gets  oae-fourtu"cent a fleece for tying and  (vlll make perhaps $3 to ?0 a day. The  cur Is pushed down to the end of the  shed where the fleeces are graded and  thrown Into different pens, Whenever  there Is enough wool of a certain  grade It Is thrown up on a platform,  where two men sack and tramp It Into-  Jute wool sacks. It Is theu put out on  tho-seales. recorded In a book with tho  number of the bug| weight, brand nnd  grade, tolled out aud stacked up ready  for the teams to haul It to tbe railroad  to be shipped east���������Country Qentle-  inuu.  ECZEMA AND PILES CUBED  MAGISTRATE "AND SCHOOL COM-  MISSIONER    HEALED  .     BY ZAM-BUK.  Zam-Buk-by its healing power has  earned the praise of men and women  in the highest stations of life. One of  .the latest prominent gentlemen to  speak' highly in Zam-Buk's favor is  Mr.'C. E. Sanford, of Weston,-King's  Co., N.S. Mr. Sanford is a Justice of  the Peace for the county, and a,member of the board of school- commissioners. Ho is also deacon of the Baptist church'in Berwick.- ��������� -Indeed,,  throughout the, county it. would be  difficult to find a man-rn'or.o' widely  known and more highly respected.  Some time back he had,occasion to  test Zam-Buk and here is his opinion  of this-great balm. He say's:.."! had  a patch of eczema on my ankle, which"  had been there foi- ov'er.twenty'yeurs!  Sometimes' also'the ' disease-"-would  break "out on my shoulders. .>I'had.  taken solution of arsenic, had,.applied  various ointments, and tried all' sorts  of things to,obtain a cure, but in, vain.  Zam-Buk, unlike all .else I tried,'  proved highly satisfactory, and- cured  the ailment. ' ������������������- _   %<*-  ' "I have also used Zam-Buk for  itching piles, and it has cured.them  completely also. I take comfort in  helping my brother man,.and if the'  publication of my experience of Znm-  Buk will lead other sufferers to try  it, I should be glad. For the cure of  piles or skin "diseases, I know of  nothing to ,equal Zam-Buk." -  Zam-Buk also cures hums,--cuts,  ulcers, blood poisoning, ringworm,  scalp - sores, chapped hands,. cold  sores, and all skin injuries 'and diseases. v Rubbed well on to the chest  in cases of cold it relieves the tightness and aching: All druggists and  stores sell at 50c. box, or post.free  from Zam-Buk Co.-, Toronto, for.price,  3 boxes for'$1.25.     '   .-  THE CARNAGE OF WAR  /   Story of.a Survivor of the Bat-  .. -  -. tie of Gravelotte.  INTO  THE  JAWS, OF  DEATH.  An Advance- Under,Fire From Behind  Barricades That' Literally, Mowed  Down the Charging Troops���������A Hand  , .to Hand Conflict'In the Streets..  TWO IN ONE ALBERTA FAMILY  ' ', '.'',. '        '���������:  '��������� _ -    ���������  Cured of Eczema by D.D.D; Prescrip-  " tion." Mrs.v D. McGillivary of Nan-  ton,  Alta.,  tells, of   her. experience  last spring  ' '. .  'She'wrote us on'March 9th, 1003:  "I ;am .-glad, to say.,I received the  three,One  Dollar Bottles, of  D.D.D.'  and two cakes of Soap safely,' and am;  delighted' with; thc   result-. of   ;both;  T. ATKINS, PREVARICATOR.   .  How  He Tries to  Escape the C.O.'s  -   CB.'s.    , -.    - '  _,  When Tommy Atkins has temporarily., forsaken the paths of righteousness, and .finds himself'either', a "pris-;  oner at -large," or, -worse' still, in the.  guard:room, lie casts about for an excuse. If is so difficult to hit upon  one that has the charm of novelty.  They have all been'used before. ������������������  Then there'is the-temperament of  Prescription,-and Soap:- --The Soap is  ull that, is required to complete the, , , - .,  treatment.'.'The little boy of two years   the  commanding  officer  to  consider  and a half is,to all appearances cured j s?me.. ,c-������-'s   appreciate    a ��������� clever  A Sure  Cure.  'Prof. W. E. Grange,' author of the  "History of Primitive Love,"-alluded,  in tlie course'of a lecture-in-Boston,,  to the modern cynical view of-love  that prevails:���������    "  "I remember once hearing a bricklayer and a plumber discuss love. 'I  hold,', said the bricklayer, 'that if you  are terribly in love the way to cure  yourself is to run away.' The plumber shook his head and sneered. 'That  will cure you,' he said, 'provided you'  run'away with the girl.'  A Pill for Brain Workers.���������The man  who works with "his brains: is'more  liable to derangement of the.digestive  system than the man who works with  his hands, because the one calls upon  his nervous energy while the other  applies only his muscular strength.  Brain fag begets irregularities of the  stomach and liver, ancl the best remedy tliart can be used is Parmelce s  Vegetable Pill3. They are specially  compounded for such oases and all  those' who use them can certify to  that superior-power.   .  Squire's daughter���������Would you mind  throwing this little boy into tho pond?-  I want to see if my dog will 'rescue  him. - :  Villager���������Certainly not.  Squire's daughter���������I do wish you  would. You're the second woman 1  have asked who has said . "No."���������  Punch. ,  Lakefleld, Que.; Oct. 9, 1907.  Minard's Liniment Co., Ltd.  ' Gentlemen,���������In  July,   1905,   I   was  thrown from a road machine, injuring  my hip .and back   badly   and    was  obliged to use a crutch for 14 months.  In Sept., 190G, Mr. Wm. Outridge of  Lachute,  urged me to  try Mmard s  Liniment, which I did with the most  satisfactory restilts, and today I -arras well as ever in my life.  Yours sincerely,  his  '   MATHEW x BAINES.  mark  The'pine tree is found in all parts  of the northern hemisphere. It nourishes in a poor soil and in a most  exposed condition. Tlie pine sheds  only a portion of its leaves each year.  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will-always  cure   my   coughs   and   colds."  The Poor Kaiser.  Tho Icalser gets four million plunks-  Pour million plunks a year���������  With which to keep his royal hunki  Of dobt ancl worry clear.  Ana yof ho claims ho's always shy  And wondarlnir where ho's at.  To noun, I'll bot a million I ���������  Could kho two years on thatl  Always keep a box of Ayer's Pills in the  house. Just one pill nt bedtime, now and '  then, will ward off many an attack of  biliousness, indigestion, sick headache.'  Hot? many years has your doctor known ,  these pills P  Ask him all about them.  ���������aUCe b j U������ ������r. 0.4/e* Co., XrfwtUt Wan,    -  Changed His Mind,  "When  I  snw  Trouble coining I  climbed np the chimney."  "And did you get away from him?"  "No.   I couldn't get out.at tho top,  and ho built a fire under mo and  coaxed ino dowu I"  Stella���������Did you accept Jack?  Bella���������Yes, but I endorsed-Tom at  the same time.���������Harper's Bazar.  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.  Mother���������My child, you shouldn't  believe more than half you hear.  Daughter���������I know that, mamma,  but how can I tell wliich half?���������Boston Transcript.'  KEEP BABY WELL  No matter whether baby is sick or  well Baby's Own Tablets should always be kept in the house. They not  only cure the minor disorders of  childhood, but ��������� prevent them and  should be given whenever the little  ones show the slighest signs of illness. Children take the Tablets as  readily as candy, and they arc absolutely safe. Mrs. Geo. Howell,  Sandy Beach, Que., says: ��������� "My  baby was greatly troubled with colic  ancl cried night and day, but after  giving him Baby's Own Tablets the  trouble disappeared. I advise all  mothers to use this medicine." Sold  by all medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from Tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.;  Myer���������Ever notice that dilapidated  old uiubrella Jones carries?  Oyer���������Yes. It is evidently one of  tho''shades of his ancestors.  v-. Coffee is a valuable stimulant to  the brain and nerves, though it has  only a slight amount of nutriment.  Mixed with more than half its quantity'of milk coffee forms the most perfect breakfast boverago for hard-working people who :lend a sedentary, life.  William Guldncr,' a' survivor of the  .battle of Gravelotte, the most hard  fought victory of the Franco-Prussian  , war,' tells In Harper's Magazine how  he saw the victory as color bearer of,  his regiment:  "It must have been, I think, about 4  -o'clock when Colonel von Boehn rode  to the head of the'regiment. and we all  straightened quick, as on parade. And  -he said sharp'a few words, something  like, 'Men, the regiment has a good  ���������nauie, and you' will give It a still better one.'- I was In front nnd could'hear  part of what he said.  , "The-colonel led us to thc left, and  we crossed a railroad track and went  through another little white village,  .and then we faced a slope���������a long slope  ���������with a village on It, which the  French had made Into a fort, and we,  our regiment and others, were to capture It, and there were many Frenchmen and cannon there.  "The colonel rode on a horse, he and  the majors and the adjutants. Our  .captains usually rode, too, but this  day the captains sent their horses back  and .went on foot.  ."And -soon  our  first men began to  fall, for wo-came under the fire of the  chassepot.   It was hard, for we could  not see the enemy.   Those  first ones  were many sharpshooters In a ditch.  .and the noise of ;their firing was like  )tliat of a coffee mill���������kr-r-r-r-r-r! They  drew'off ns we, went forward.   It was  "���������only nt a walk that we went���������a steady  'walk, just as If there were no bullets  - there.-  "And now we would run forward  fifty,yards and throw ourselves flat,  'then-another fifty yards and the halt  and the falling flat, and each time we  could see the,village that was a fortress-nearer.  "And once when we were lying down  and I saw that the officers were standing, just cool and quiet, it came to me  that a man has to pay In such ways to  be an officer."     --'���������-^  "I saw tbe colonel fall. 'He was shot  from his horse and carried back.  "The first major, he took command,  and he galloped to the skirmish line,  and he was shot. Then the second  major, too, was shot, and he tried to  get up, but he eould'not stand, and he  ���������sat ou a big stone and shouted: 'Go  on! Go on!' And he took a gun from  a dead man and fired It.  "We'-were ordered to fix bayonets,  and that made us glad, but even yet  the men carried their rifles on their  shoulders as they ran. "We were not  near enough to'charge- with bayonets.  ."I wish I could tell you what it was  like as we got near that village of St.  Privat ��������� the noise, the smoke, the  ' flashes, the falling men and only one  desire In our hearts.  "There were three sergeants in the  - color section, one at each side of me _  And ��������� flrsf the one at my right was  killed. Then the one at my left was  shot���������eight big bullets in his body  from a mitrailleuse���������eight! Yet he afterward got well, while many a man  died from only one little bullet.  "Aud at last we went at a bayonet  charge, and for the first time there  was a cheer, a wild and savage cheer,  and we ran on, eager to plunge the  bayonets, and we could see as we came  near the village that the French were  firing from behind barricades and garden walls and from windows. -  "And we looked into the wild faces  of the French, and they met us hand  to hand. Ab, we climbed over walls  and barricades, and we fired and bayoneted, and we fought them In the  streets!  "On and on we went It was a wild  time of shooting, bayoneting, wrestling, clubbing, shouting. ��������� On and on,  but it was slow work and terrIble,--for  the French fought for every step.  ��������� "I was at the front, for I had the  colors. There were a few officers ^still  left, and thoy were shouting and waving their swords, nnd other regiments  stormed Into the village with us, and  after awhile���������I can't say how long���������  the place was ours. . "*  "As I tell it to you It seems perhaps  a simple thing. But when the regiment was paraded before the battle  began we wore more than 2,000 men  and more than fifty officers, and we  lost In the fight forty officers and  more than a'thousaud men. Yes, that  was the loss of just my regiment alone.  It was raorderlsch, but It was neccs-  sary.  "Well, It was over. The village was  blazing, and many a dead man lay in  the ruins. Some sav upright, .dead,  with their backs against walls."  appears  of the. dreadfiir'Eczema.  ."My baby girl "at two months broke  out with-the sameirash and T'treated  her.with, the "D.D.D. and am'perfectly  satisfied she is cured, to' our great  joy. I feel, sure it..is a splendid remedy --fpr-'all-'" skin ^ diseases and I can  ln'gWy^'.fecb'minend,*ifc"s:'I' shall 'always  try-'andrkee'p-a-:bbttlo--as a household  remedy; for,*-we"feel thankful 'to you  for it. I shall, be glad to recommend  it to any one suffering ��������� with skin  trouble.",       ,,'  - ��������� .   "  Wliy let-the-little ones'suffer tortures from horrid; itching skin diseases? Why upset their stomachs with  vile drugs when "D.D.D. Prescription,  applied externally, will .give instant  relief and' a  speedy cure?  TRIAL   BOTTLE' FREE  If you have never tried D.D.D. Prescription write'us today, enclosing only 10c to help pay postage and packing and- we will'send you free a" trial  . bottle of this wonderful remedy. Let  us prove its merits to you���������Send right  Now for the  Free<Trial  Bottle.  D. D. D. COMPANY,  23  Jordan   Street,     Dept.    T.   P.   14,  Toronto, .Ont.  Probably She Meant ,lt.  Lucilei- a carefully b'tought up little  giil of 0 years, returned from her first  paity in great glee.  "1 was a -good girl mamma," she  announced, "and talked nice all the  time."  , "Did you,remember to say some-'  tiling nice to .Mrs. Townsend just before leaving?"  her mother asked. -  "Oh, yes, I did," was tho'enthusiastic reply. ."I smiled and said,  'I enjoyed myself,'Mrs Townsend";;!  had a lots belter dinner than' 1  thought I'd have.' "���������The Delineator.  pluusible yam; but. to others, when  the stereotyped question is put "What  have you to say, Gunner Smith?"; it  is the safest plan to-answer, "Nothing, sir I" ' ���������   ' w  Probably I113 offence, or "crime,'-'  as it is'invariably designated-in the  service, is a paltry one. HeTsho"ulcl  have'been in barracks" by'tattoo, not  being' the proud possessor of a permanent pass, and he did. not manage  to arrive until midnight. Perhaps,  instead of coming in'by the gate in  tbe orthodox manner, he climbed the  wall, and was detected in the act.  He will be charged with" "Absent from  tattoo roll-call until 12 p.m.,". and  "Breaking into  barracks."  .  One,ingenious private, who was accused of these hideous crimes, caused  his C.O.'s hair to stand on end by  pleading that he was "afraid to waken tlie sentry."  A dashing Hussar, whose offence  was a mere matter of having been  five minutes, late for parade," offered  the following defence:  - '.'Sir,-" I was passing the married  .quarters at three minutes to ten, sir,  when somebody in the quarters started a gramophone off, sir. It played  'God Save the King,' sir, and I had  to stand to attention till it finished.  It played the tune through three  times without stopping, sir, and consequently I was late for parade. And  that's the honest truth, sir!" .  THE DOCTOR SAID  "I CAST HELP YOU'  Suffered 10 Months with Kidnej  Complaint.   Gin Pills'Cured.  ,  Dunvcgan, Inverness Co.  I am perfectly'cured of Kidney coni*  plaint after using Gin Pills��������� Six hours  after .taking the first Pill I'obtained re<  lief, and'now after three months.I feel,  as well as ever.     ��������� - '" ' ".  -.1 suffered ten months and tho Physician attending mo advised me .to go to  ,the Victoria - Hospital at ..Halifax, as  -he-could'do nothing inoro .for me. I  may add that I used a great deal of mei  dicine, and strictly followed my. physician's directions regarding diet, ete,, bufl '  without avail, until providentially I  learned of your most excellent remedy,  I am recommending Gin Pills.  '(Sgd.).,' LEWIS MACPI-IERSOjr.   '  Bold by druggists and dealers everywhere at COc a box��������� 0 for $2.50, or  Bent direct. Write for sample, free ii  you mention this paper.  Dept. N.U., National Drug & Chemical  Co.. Limited, Toronto. J.2Q  ���������-i    \^i'   ,"!'.  WHERE IT IS COLD.  The ease with which corns and  warts :can. bo removed by Holloway's  Corn Cure is its strongest recommendation.   It seldom fails: .  When knitting stockings or socks it  will be found that they will last twice  as long if a strand oc silk or thread  be knitted into the toes and heels  together with the wool.  The cheapest tea to use is- not the  lowest priced. You caii buy tea a  few cents a pound cheaper, that will  make a drink, but if you want an absolutely pure, healthful, cleanly "prepared tea use "Salada." It is infinitely more ddlicious ancl decidedly more  economical than other teas, because  it goes farther. , .   - . 82  Warm water is much' lighter, bulk  for bulk, than cold. Water is heaviest-just before it freezes.  __ People with peppery tempers  not tlie salt of-the earth.  are  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's .Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  The imports of apples this season  in Great Britain amount to 12,000,000  bushels. It is apparent that Canadian  oxportors���������m-o���������ousting-. lhft__ United  States.      Inipoils from Australia "me'  also increasing. ' ���������  When Victoria Laughed.  Ono day during Queen Victoria's  reign three children were walking  along the road between Windsor nnd  Stoke Poges. They hoard tho sound  of carriage wheels. It was the queen's  carriage, and she wns in it.  Tho oldest child, a little boy, had  beeu reading stories of eastern life aud  fairy talcs. lie knew what was due  a queen and cried to the others:  "Get down flat In the dust before  the carriage, and we'll all call out together, 'Oh, queen, live forever!'"  Down went thc threo little-bodies  flat In the dust, much to the astonishment of the coachman, who-reined up  sharply.  The queen leaned forward and  asked: "What In tho world is the matter, children?   Are you frightened?"  Three voices came out of the dust In  a smothered treble:  "Yes, O queen!" ���������  Then there' was a pause, and one  reproachful voice said, "There, we forgot the 'live forever* part."  Tho queen understood at once nnd  Inughed aloud, ns her coachman after-  'ward said, "mOre heartily than she  had lai'-jued for years."���������London Qu������x������r  ��������� "'- India's Fame.  '������������������ They iwcre holding nn "exam" In an  east London school, and the teacher  wns explaining the chief products of  the Indian empire. One child recited a  list of comestibles. "Please, miss, India produces curries and pepper and  citron and chillies and chutney and���������  and"��������� "Yes, yes, and what comes  after that?" "Please, miss, I don't remember." "Yes, but think. Whnt Is  India so famous for?" "Please, 'm.  Indla-gestlon."       . ~  / ,Cool Lord Rosslyn.  Perfect coolness i's ono of Lord  Rosslyn*8 most notable ' characteristics  No reverse ever scorns to disturb his  stoical, disposition. Whon a youth,  and then Lord Loughborough, ho once  ivont on a trip to Norway, and, on  arriving at Trondhiem, found that the  King of Sweden ancl 'Norway was also  in town. Accordingly, the young Briton immediately wont up to the pnl-  nee and .nsked to see the monarch.  On learning that his Majesty 'wns  "out," Lord Loughborough calmly  produced his visiting-card, and said:  "Well, givo him this, and toll him  I shall bo glad to soo him nt my  hotel."- But the best of the affair is  Hint the good-nnturod king took the  lad at his word, and did go round  to the hotel, to tho no littlo aston-  ishrnent of pv**r* bodv connected with  I tho {iBtnbliflhmcnt,  say take Cod Liver Oil���������they  undoubtedly mean Scott's  Emulsion.  It would be just as sensible  for them to prescribe Quinine  in its crude form as to prescribe Cod Liver Oil in its  natural state.  In  the oil is emulsified and made  easy to take���������easy to digest  and easy to be absorbed in to  the body���������and is the most  natural and useful fatty food to  feed and nourish the wasted  body that is known in medicine  today.  Nothing can be found to take  its place. If you are run-down  you should take it.  Send (his advertisement, together with mm*  of paper In which It Appears, your address and  four cents to cover postage, and wc will send  you a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World."  SCOTT & B0VVNE  UGWellln-aonSlmt W- TORONTO, ONT.  Dr.-Moss Tells of Wax Candles Too  Cold to Burn.  A person -who has '-never been in  the Polar regions can probably have  no idea of what cold really is; but  by reading-the terrible experience of  .Arctic travelers in -that icy region  some notion can be formed of the "extreme cold that prevails there. When  we have the temperature below freezing-point out of doors we think it bitterly cold, and, if our houses were  not as warm as, say, 60 degrees above  zero, we should begin to talk of freezing.' Think, then, of living where the  thermometer goes down,to 35 degrees  below zero in the house, in spite of  the stove. Of course, in such a case  the fur garments are piled on until  a man looks like 'a great bundle of  skins.  Dr.- Moss, of the English Polar expedition of 1875 and 1876, among other odd things, tells of the effect of  cold on a wax-candle which he burned. The temperature was 35 degrees  below zero, .and the doctor must have  boen considerably-discouraged when,  upon looking at his candle,' he discovered that the flamp had all it could  ��������� do to keep warm. It was so cold  that the flames could not melt all the  wax of the candle, but was forced to  eat its way down the candle, leaving  a sort of skeleton of the candle standing. There was heat enough, however,  to melt oddly-shaped holes in the thin  walls of wax, and the result was a  beautiful lace-like cylinder of white,  with a tongue of yellow flame burning  inside of it and sending out into the  darkness many streaks of light.  A Democratic Countess.  The name of the Countess of Aberdeen, who has been so assiduous in  the care of her brother, Lord Tweed-  mouth, is synonymous with charitable  work. Indeed, it would be difficult  .to_find .another lady, either inside or  outside "tlie"pccrti(fa,ovh6 was engaged  in more charitable enterprises than  her ladyship. Her great object in life  is the betterment of her sisters' less  lucky fate, although for years she  has been working to establish attractive tea-houses for workmen in order  to draw them away from the temptation of public-houses. Latterly she  has devoted her attention to the tuberculosis exhibitions which are being  held periodically. The countess, like  her husband, is a firm believer in  children being taught some useful occupation, no matter what their station in life may be, and that is the  reason why her son, Lord Haddo.  - was brought up ��������� to be a practical  farmer, while her daughters are trained housekeepers who could dispense  with a servant if necessary, or even  face the rough life of a colonist without any sense of grievance.  G.   B.  Shaw Converted.  George Bernard Shaw���������A Christian.  That is the latest London story that  has gained publicity, though as yet  undiscussed in the'public press. But  it seems a fact. For years the greatest modern playright has> laughed_ to  scorn the religious orthodoxy which  lie foutrht in his plays. He has boasted of Pantheism, defended it in pub  lie and by his bitter writings. Ancl  now comes the news of a complete  turnover. The man, who has worked  the miracle is Rev. R. J. Campbell  the so-called New Theologian, and  pastor of the City Temple, London.  To add the Inst rivet to the truth  of the rumor, Shaw has publicly avowed himself an' adherent of Christianity.    Princess's   Uniquo   Present.  Princess Alexander of Teck received what is probably a unique gift  when she recently opened thc new  block of class-rooms at Hailcybury  College. It took the form of a golc'  key, part of which can be worn as r  brooch, nnd was handed to her by th������  head boy, whilst the youngest boy ii  the school presented her with a bouquet.  In honor of the princess's visit, anc'  at her request, the boys are to have  an extra week's holiday.  - Somewhat   Different.  Long���������1  owe  a great  deal  to  my  mother. -.  - Short���������So-do'T, but I owe more to  my landlady.  '   ANNUAL  EASTERN CANADA  EXCURSIONS  -, Low Round Trip Rates to  ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND  MARITIME   PROVINCES  Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, inclusive,  good  to,return  within  three  months.  Tickets issued in'connection Atlantic  Steamship  Business  will  be  on sale  from Nov. 21,  and limited    to    five  ���������months from date of issue.  Finest' Equipment.      Standard   First-  class Sleeping and Tourist Cars on all  Through Trains..  2 Through Express Trains Dary  THE  "TORONTO  EXPRESS"  Leaves Winnipeg daily at 22:i0,"mafc- ���������  ing   connections -at-Toronto .for   all  points east and west thereof.  Apply to nearest C.P.R." agent for full  information.  SAMPLE COPY FREE  WouM-you like" to have a sample  copy of Th9 Farmer's Advocate  and Home Journal?  -���������  ., . .      ....... -* .>"'"���������  The Best  Agricultural  and  Home Paper  on tlie American Continent. No  progressive fanner can afford to  be without it. Published weekly.  Only $1.50 per year. Drop  post card for free sample copy.  ts-Agents Wanted.     Address :  Farmer's Advocate and Home Journal  WINNIPEG,'    MANITOBA  MENTION THIS PAPER  t"- ���������2>^**r������V-.*'i-.  Yankee Captain Cobb.  On their recent visit to Melbourne,  Australia, the sailors ot the American  round Ihe world fleet saw the style  and title ot" a famous countryman,  Captain Freeman Cobb. It was lie  who In thc'L..s3ly fifties established the  coaching firm of Cobb & Co., which  became a household word all over Australia. There were few railways nt  that time, and Cobb's alx horsed coaches became thc regular means of communication between Melbourne nnd  Bnllurat, Hondigo and most of thc other up country gold fields. "That cute  Yankee Captain Freeman Cobb," says  the London Chronicle, "who saw tlio  opportunity and grasped It, soon returned to America with a handsome  fortune, but Cobb & Co. is still nt the  head of tho coaching business in Australia."  Shoe Bolls, Capped  Hock, Bursitis  aro hard to cure, yot  hRBlNE  mm  will re-movs thorn nnd lenro no blom-  lilii    Does not bllHli-r or remoTO '   ������ia h������lr. fnroi any puff onwolllnc. nor.oon  **?������������������$���������M C0 *cr l"������U.������M*olIv.r������d.JJook 6 1) fr������������"  i^tf11}?1?13, JffI-J������MWnd. M.00 bnti"S  Jor Bolli, Draliri, OI.I Soros, SwolIlni;������, Uollri  V������rlcn������������Voltis,VnHco.|tlr������. AVny, Pn|���������  W' ltj?i������ Bl!fi!iFi' rl?7 "������""",'��������� S'.. Ssrinoliild, M������,t.  LT1AM, SUNS * CO., BoalrMl, I'snsdUn itsnls.  Alio firntotd oi, Martin Silo ������ Wynn, Co, Winning,  TU national Drug A Chmloal Co, Wlnnlpog and Calaan,  viUtndKKOHBru.Co.Ud.. Vanoowtr. ������*?������'���������*  .  .. pirtlcnuri.    I'ktaloriirsj  WINNII'EO  HUH I NEB 8   I! 6 T, I, K ri 1^  oor. Port������������e Ato. ond i'ort St., WINNIl'liU.  Q. W.  DONALD, Manager  And. Principal    for  Fourteen    Years  -���������<**"���������  W.   N.   U.   No.   717.  BBsmsrs THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  START THE NEW  YEAR RIGHT l  By Getting a  They are the best in the world.  A.LOGAN & CO.  Have these watches at all prices from $7.00 to  8100.00, They are Absolutely Guaranteed.  Call and See Them. Special Discount on  All Watch'Cases During This Month,  SNAP!  -~m  Antiseptic Hand-Cleaner.    "  ��������� The best preparation for removing dirt, grease,  paint, ink and all stains. Snap saves you money  because it is cheaper and better than Soap. It saves  work, because it is easier ancl quicker than Soap. It  saves your hands because it leaves them soft and  clean.    Try it and you will always want it.  A.   L.   WHITE,    PHOWE 16.  THE LEDGE  ���������Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $2 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent .postpaid for  p.So a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B.   C, JAN.  21, 1909'  ^mj$_iw^  A blue mark here indicates that  yonr   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  No matter how you live every  life ends in a wreck.  As a rule it doea not pay to show  contempt for a missed hole.  It is pleasant to know that labor  is again wearing long pants.  No great poem  has evei  written upon a fnll stomach.  been  &������3^ES^SSBaSBHBH������  Livery Stable  Greenwood. The most durable and stylish cutters, sleighs and  carriages in the Boundary. Turnouts furnished with or without  drivers. Prompt service day or night. Draying to any part of  the city or country.  r  r.  G. BUCKLESS,  PROPRIETOR  3_������SBBBSBBBESM  Beer, Porter, Soda Water  Are our  House  is  three Specialties,  the  largest  in  Our  the  new Brew  Boundary.  Phoenix - Brewing - Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  ____________������___  Man soon ceases, to love the  woman who does not obe3T him,  Corruption reigns supreme in  church or state that haB no opposition.  The mind of mauy a child is  mildewed by a diet of canned  theology.  holy city might find it safer t<  pack their own pQison or else hop  into the water wagon when awaj  from home.  We have just discovered that a  a banknote, when very dirty, contains 74.000 very hungry bacteria.  For this reason we would thank  our patrons to wasli their money  before unloading it in our office.  We have ulenty of troubles just-  now, without having millions of  bacteria watching for a chance, to  push us over the divide to where  the angels are ever singing,  There was a time .when accidents were rare upon the O. P. R*  Now scarcely a day passes but-  some collision or other form of  tragedy occurs upon that grext  road, as though a hoodoo had it"  evil eye upon the system. 8onvi  of the railroads in the United  States are widely known for tire  horrors they hand outoccasionallv,  but at the present rate it won't he  long ere the O. P. R kills as manv  people as any other road in Amerien  The little snowbirds are th<*  toughest things in Greenwood.  When it was 40 below zero thiJ  winter we saw a flock of them  trying to make a lunch out of soni������  weeds that were sticking throupli  the snow. They had nothing nn  their little feet and how their tiny  claws kept from freezing we do not  know. The Lord, it is said, tempers the wind to the shorn lam'*-  He must also furnish the birds  with some kind of heat that enables them to hop along without  boots, socks or moccasins. -  Do not kill all  without them man  upon this planet.  the birds,   for  could  not live  Frances J. Heney has uot yet  been engaged to clean out the  grafters in Ottawa.  The man who advertises helps  himself, the loeal paper and the  town in which he dwells.  is- little  stock is  00  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.  McCIung &  Goodeve,   Propr's.  "Unequalled for Domestic Use."  In New Youk there  farming, although, much  watered upon Wall Street.  Dunsmuir would be popular if  the people of Vancouver did not  have to pay $7.50 a ton for coal.  Faith may remove a mountain,  but when it comes to a wart nitric  acid has faith faded to a Longboat  finish. '. ,     .,'  In America when it comes to  shaking, the ague and the bartender  have the earthquake dinked to a  sadly red finale.  Has Mount Baker really become  effusive, or is it the same old story  that the coast press has been using  for so many years ?  Fok the benefit of you ug people  we must say there is little danger  from osculation when indulged iu  with proper judgment.  In the States the courts are trying to find ouTwho owns the Standard Oil Co. We do-not. Our  money was not accumulated by  light means.  Senator Ellib has worked 47  years upon the St. John Globe. If  the Bremner boys are hot dead  they have worked longer than that  upon the London Free Press.  Therr is absolutely no proof  that Gaelic was spoken in the Garden of Eden, or that Adam and  Eve came to grief through Scotch  whiskey instead of the pippin.  Wages in Japan are much lowr  than in America. In America  labor employed in manufacture-fir  pursuits average $1.60 per day. In  Japan Carpenters get 30 cents a  day, stonecutters, 33; paperhan"-  ers, '28; jewelers, 26; printers, ]!),  and so on down the list. Under  contract farm laborers get $18.7*1 a  year. A woman woiking on a  farm gets 810.06 a year. The  monthly wages of a female servant  in Japan averages S9i- cents. Many  girls under fourteen years of a-;e  work 14 hourp daily in factories  for 5$ cents. For those who wo-.k  Japan is one of the worst countries  in the world, and we advise all in  search of :work to stay away from  the land of the brownies.  Feb. 2=6,1909  Splendid sport, handsome trophies and prizes. A grand  programme from Tuesday night until Saturday night.  Hockey championship, Ski Jumping, Snowshoe Races  championship of B. C, Skating championship of province,  Tobogganing, Curling Bonspiel, Horse Races and other  events. Masquerade and Dance, good music. Reduced  Transportation Rates.   For information apply to  H.--P. McCRANEV. Ser-.mra.rv  But 20 days have pasRed since  this year began, and already the  route to Hades is laid with new  ties almost to the door of the great  furnace that never freezes up.  In India the strong hand is being applied so harshly against the  seditious natives that, to a man up  a mountain, it looks as though the  British wished to precipitate a rebellion. Might be better to precipitate and be done with it.  Lv-order, to cope with the increase of serious crimes in France  the guillotine, after being idle for  four years, is again to be brought  into active use. It is more deadly,  effective and awe-inspiring than  the hemp process that is so much  used in Canada.  The winter carnival will be hr-'d  in Rossland from  February 2 to fi.  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Truth Abont Hard Times.  Times are hard because the  earth is monopolized hy thepnV-  leged in the harduess of th-ir  hearts. And times will not he  softened hy the application of any  big party's programme to existing  conditions. Neither Bryan's election nor Taft's will cure the ill? of  the poor, s though Bryan's might  and would tend somewhat towards  alleviation. Tariff reform is but a  step in the right direction. Guar  teeing bank deposits is not a  panacea, nor is the legalization of  the boycott. .'-  -   --  The cure must come through the  abolition of the restrictions up'in  the right to work. The first restriction is land monopoly. Remove that and you remove the  problem of unemployment, Ihe  margin of unemployed necessary to  surplus profits and dividends. The  issue of the future will be the  taxation of site values in land, the  annihilation of laud speculati-n,  free trade for the man who lab rs  on the soil, directly or indirectly.  Free land should go with free sens.  ���������St. Louis Mirror.  Largest Silver Mine.  At the present time there is no  individual producer in the United  States that will rank with some of  the producers of the pant. ��������� The  Comstock Lode at Virginia,City,  Nevada, so far distances all other  silver producers of the country that  a slight description of "it may be  valuable.  In 1850 emigrants on their way  to California stopped at the beautiful Carson valley and found that  the creeks carried gold. They remained there placer mining for  nine years, gradually working up  the gulch toward what was afterward Gold Hill. About thistiuie  they began to be annoyed by a  heavy black substance collecting  in their sluices, and a traveler  passing through took a sample of  this material to California, where  it proved to be pure silver .sulphide. Fr'-Mn that time and for  the next ten years Virginia City  was the scene of the wildest mining boom that the world has ever  known, and phenomenal productions were made.  The lode is credited with a total  of three hundred and fifty to four  hundred million dollars, about  equally divided between, grldand  silver. Of this over 130 million  dollars came from what i.s known  as the Rig Bonanza in the Consolidated California and Virginia  ground. It is interesting to note  that the tailings from the Big  Bonanza have been worked over  three times, and. at the present  time Chorles Butters hai an immense cyanide plant below Virginia City treating this material  for the fourth time-  Aside from the production, the  most remarkable feature of the  Comstock- is the extreme heat of  tbe woikings. ' At the present  time the water at the 2,300-level in  the Consolidated Virginia and  California shaft averages 187 de-  degrees Fahrenheit.  The lode consists of an immense  quartz filled vein, three and a  half miles long and from 100 to  1,400 feet wide.  The footwall stands hundreds of  feet above the town, which was  built right on the outcrop. It  constitutes the summit of Mount  Davidson] a great diorife flank.  The hanging wall ii of diabase,  not nearly as sharply defined, however, as the Mount Davidson or  footwall sideof the vein.  The silver occurred mainly as  chloride and sulphide, and the  vein matter as a whole is decidedly  similar to the comparatively new  discoveries nt Tonopah, 200 miles  to the southward.    -  in Missouri.; It has paid five and  one-half million dollars on a  capitalization of twenty millions.  The Broken Hill Proprietary has  the distinction of being the largest  individual mine in* the' world and  is situated in Western Australia.  Pictures. from  10 cis. up at the  New Art Store." <'  It i**. reported that'.the Guggs  have bought .some copper-gold  claims between Laurier and Orient.  Special sale of wrapperettes at  Barclay & Co's.Saturday..and Monday, at 10c. per yard. ~ \  I doubt ye are, growing reinist,  John, said a Scotch parish minister. I have not seen you in the  kirk these three Sabbaths.  John was not duly abashed. Na,  said he ; it's no' that I'm growin'  amiss. I'm just, tinkeriii' awa wi'  ma soul masel,���������-Loudon News.  There will be a . meeting in  Orient upon February 6 for the  purpose of organizing a .mining  district and other business.  How  The Canadian Almanac for 1009  is for sale at Cole's bookstore.  About the Douks.  The best thing you can use for a  sore and irritated throat, caused  by sudden changes in the weather,  is Antiseptic and Astringent  Gargle.  Gargline is highly recommended, as it is both antiseptic  and astringent, and one fifty cent  bottle will keep your throat in  good condition for the balance of  the-winter. You can get it from  White Bros., Druggists and Opticians. Greenwood.   .  much? asked the bridegroom, addressing the Atchison  clergyman who had just married  them.  Well, the parson replied, tne  law allows ine S2.50.  Thereupon thc groom produced  a half dollar and said. Here is 50,  cents, that will itiake.it S3.���������Kansas City Journal,  Buy your wrapperettes at Barclay & Co's Saturday and Monday  at 10c. per yard.  In the Slocan, Franklin" Wilson,  Henry .Morrison and the Lade  brothers have a coutrnct for run-  uing a 1,500 foot crosscut tunnel  upon the Whitewater Deep.  V. A. Davis has taken charge of  the.brass band , in Grand Forks.  No reason why that towiT-should  not have the bef.t band in the  West. The ozone - is excellent in  that city.  The Main brothers, formerly of  Sandon, have fallen heir to a million dollars.  General Merchants, Midway, B. 0.  Hay and Grain always  '  on hand.   Sleighs' and-  Wagons and Implements  . of- all lkinds carried" in ,���������-  ��������� stock. , The very'. best ,..  * * f  riglit   prices.  -goods'' at  STARKEY & ;C0.  nelson, b.c.' "' ! '  wholesale"  '.  " ' -        dealers in ' ��������� ������������������ *   '  Produce   and'^'Provisions  Frank Fletcher   (  _ Provincial Land Surveyor,  . Nelson,. B. C.  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies,' Next door  ' to Pacific hotel.- -   -  -  JAS. DRUn  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired. ~Agent for- -  Blaine Bros'  ��������� ���������    Ordered Clothing.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  It is pleasing to notice that  Canada is rapidly gaining ;in the  production of minerals. In 1907  the minerals raised in Canada  were worth a little over $86,000,-  000. In 1896 the value of the  minerals produced in the Dominion  were worth just a little over  $12,000,000.   The United States is a very ex-  peuBive country, for we notice that  the census of 1910 will co������t the  nation over fourteen millions.  That means that it costs odo dollar to count six or seven people^It  is not worth it and the custom  should be abolisned and the money  given to tbe Socialists.  If liquor licenses were an plentiful iu Toronto as they are iu  Greenwood, that city would have  2,600 bars in legal operation. Ak  it ifl, there are only 150 bars in  Toronto and that number is to be  out down to 110, eo that pilgrims  ,._JronxibjP���������'K*������t-.wh������n.--v.l������Ti������ri/*--.*;li**.  ST1'  The Doukhohor colony at IV1-  liant, which was formerly Wafer-  loo, located on the east side of l!������e  Columbia river, between Trail at.d  Castlegar,' is to have 700 new members in the spring.    The place wis  called    Brilliant   because   of   the  bountiful supply of sparkling wafer  to be found there.   The post,  as  the Doukhobors call  their sellaments, contains 2.S00 acres, wl icb  will be set out with fruit trees.   In  addition to this they have receiuly  acquired 3,000 acres on the vest  side of the  river,  which will he  used for grazing purposes.    In less  than one year they have cleared  and plowed  more than 200 acres  and have set out 1,000 fruit trees.  They have ordered  15,000 trees,  which are to be planted this spri.-g.  Of theso 10000 are to bejapple 1r--os  which are to be set 30 feet aj> rt,  and the other 5,000 are to be pe.-wih  to be set between every four apple  trees, with the idea of cutting i-ut  the peach trees when the growth of  the apple trees demand it.    A p.w-  mill, recently installed, is in operation and the necessary houses will  be erected this spring. The col-my  raised quite a few vegetables hist  year and one hill of potatoes contained 23 tubers,  which weighed  18 pounds and filled a large bucket.  The work of the Doukhobors i'i a  short time will show what the Columbia valley is capable of pro.hieing.   No fertilizers have been applied to the soil except a crop of  clover, which was plowed in.  Little or no fertilization is required  there, as the soil is very rich.���������  Rossland Miner.  Largest Lead Mine.    "  The Bunker Hill and Sullivan is  the largest individual lead producer in the United States. Its  total dividends aggregated 811,-  000,000, three-fourths of which is  due to' the lead value of the ore.  TWh property is capitalized at  $3,000,000 and paid last year nearly.  $2,000,000. The ore deposits of  this camp are too well known to  need description. They are replacements of long lines of fissures  and are remarkably continuous in'  character and value. In fact, except for high-grade oxidized and  secondarily enriched ores ��������� are  rather better as depth is gained.  The average content ofjore in the  Bunker Hill and Sullivan is 12 per  cent lead and G ounces silver. It  is stated that as long as silver stays  above 50 cents an ounce, all lead  produced is profit.  The second largest lead mine in  the United States is the St. Joseph  ^"���������Gentlemen, Do you' like your  clothes 'to Fit You? Suits and  Overcoats $15 to $50, Tailor made,  to fit you. Uniou Label. Absolute and unconditional satisfaction  guaranteed. It costs nothing to try  WM. WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE., GRAND FORKS  ASSAYING  Gold, Silver and Copper, Eucli 50c.    ,  !������, G. WEST, 530 Kichzu-cls St.  VANCOUVER, I), O.  Pioneer*  Hotel...  Gveenmoo'fi, B: C.  The oldest hotel in the city,"and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  city, ancl the bar spppliee only the best.  Corner of Greenwood and' Government  streets.. . .',   -        -���������'.  -J.-W.-Kelson  The Arlington  Copper St., Greenwood  None but' the best brands of  Liquors and Cigars. Morning  bracers and evening high-balls  always within easy reach of the  barkeep.    Nicely furnished rooms.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  ���������������������������  Cigars.  Mountaineer and Koote  nay   Standard  Made by  3. & ONlin $ #o��������� nelson  The Ledge, $2 a year.  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. C.  Is a comfortable homo, for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  E,  NELSON.M3. O.  Now Under Old aud Original  Management.  . E. PHAIR   -   -   MANAGER  GKO, P,  WELLS,  Proprietor.  Delsott, B. 0.  K. TOMKINS.I  Manager.  NOTICE.  Royal Victoria Gold Mining Company, Limited Liability.  NOTICE Is hurcby given tlmt a meeting of  the Hhareholdcrs of the above Company will bo  hold In thoofflcosof llio Coinpany-In llio Ron-  doll building, Gi-ocnwood, B C:,'on Thursday,  the 88th day of January, A. D. lfiOft, at J p. in.  for tho purpopo of considering nnd If doomed  advisable pausing a resolution to niter tho  agreomont for sale of tho Company's proporty  by extending tlio time of puymont of ,n portion  of the purohaso price,  Dated this 1.1th day of January, 1IKI9,   '  A. M. WHITESIDE, Secretary.  LOWESY'S CLAIM  Wlddowoon, Anaytr, Nelson, B, c.  You have a long time tohvr yet.  Decorate your homes with pictures *  During the 87 months that Lowory'e  Claim was on earth It did buslncai all  over the world. It was the most  unique, in dependent ond fearless journal ever produced in Canada. Political  and theological enemios pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until thc  government shut it out of the., mails,  and its editor ocnsnd to publish It,  partly .on account of a'Ins*.y liver and  partly because it taken a pile of money  to run a paper thai Is outlawed, lhoni  are still 25 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents  and get ono or J2 50 and get the bunch  K.T LOWERY,  i^~*fftJAni7i,;iVirinfT^*riigj/S^-,jgic--'tnffiii'iii,rj''  THE,  Mainland  . ..Cigar  Is smoked in every camp, town,  city and hamlet in British Columbia. It is made in Vancouver by  Wm. Tietjen and sold on the  road by  Nat Darling.  First-class in ��������� everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lava  lories in B. O. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Jk Regular monthly meetings of  ���������v,r%f Greenwood lodge No. 28. A. F.  /S/* & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in eacn month In Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. U1KNIK, Secretary,  ���������?  J  I  r  Wr     Tl/T   Greenwood Miners'  .  F.   1V1. Union, No. 22,  W.  ��������� * V "U F. M., moots every  Saturday evening In Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at,7:80.  Also In hall at  Mother Lode mine  Friday evenings at 7:80. '���������  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary.  fJeua market fllotel  Is the home for all tourists  ��������� and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British [Columbia.  HEHRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  TO   DKL1NQUBNT  CO-OWPfEIl8  To J. P. Myers Gray land to tho Kstato of the  Into Jiulfeu Ijcamy, or to whoinsoovor thoy  - may huvo transferred tholr Interests In tho  Johny Frnotion Mlnoral Claim, sltuatod In  Deadwood onmp, Greonwood' Mining Division of Yale District. B. 0,  Yon are horbby notifled that I liaro expended  8400 upon tho abovo mineral claim, and that If,  within 00 days from tho (Into of this notice, yon  fnlliur refuse to contribute your proportion of  the alwvo mentioned  sum, itoKollior with tho  ooHtoof advortieli)K your Interests In tho said  claim will Iwcoino the proporty of the undor-  slgnoU nndor.ScoMon 1 of the Mineral Act  Amendment Act, woo,  0)e Pacific IjoteL.      ,     \  Is under tho management of Greig-  & Morrison. The Rooms are Comfortably furnished, and tho bar contains the.''best'brands'of wines,  liquors and cigars.  Cfte Pacific G*k...  Is the best-appointod Restaurant in  the  interior  of British Columbia.  The best cooks and most, attentive A,  waiters only employed, Opon all the   ;'  time. "  MltS. GllEia, PltoriUETKKBS.  The Hotel Slocan  Three,Forks, B, C, Is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.

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