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 * ' >c \  )  J~-tj���������...  -������-   -    .-MEM*.���������������Js*-"������*V      ���������������-���������,J-11-   *J    ������,*-*.  .-��������� -.-������-,  1  )  ���������  "A  \  ���������  *     --'u   y^  ���������*.      ������>"  (  ' ���������    i  1  uL-jL.  ���������  ' .  ,  _���������  VOL;,  \  1  XVI.  . ''  -    -      .f    ,���������         ��������� ���������  .'\    /  GREENWOOD, B, C, THURSDAY,' FEBRUARY 24, 1910.  No. 33  r*mt*'*rM^'%l%r%r&%<%i4Vt_^%r%^^%^^  This week at The. Russell-Law-Caul field Co.  Passing-Throng i  and FRESH EGGS  Also Oyster Shells and Grits for the Chickens.  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., Ltd\  ,   Hardware.  Groceries. ^ Furnishings. Crockery.  ^tv^t������^^isV'������^������v^v%^-������������v %^%^V������s ������^������^cv^^^v^%'-%%%*^'%4.  New  We have just received a shipment of Clocks of  the very newest designs iu Marbelized Wood.  Enameled Wood, and Mission -Finish. Also  Something - Very    Nifty    in   Mantle   Clocks.  !   A. LOGAN & GO,  Jewelers, Greenwood, B. C. -  FURNITURE  Bought,-Sold and Exchanged.  A. L. WHITE  1     , PHONE 16.      -  RJAYNES  Nabob Coffee and  45 emits a Pound  Our Prices are  The Lowest  in the City  Pastry Baked Daily and Always Fresh.  J-(?*������������slN  I Winefser Hotel  The Windsor Hotel is one of the best furnished  hotels in the West. It is located in the heart of  Greenwood and within easy reach of all the financial and commercial institutions of the 'Copper  Metropolis. Heated with steam and lit by elec-  ^ tricity. Commodious sample rooms. - The bar-is  replete with all modern beverages, and the Cafe,  iiever closes. ' Rooms reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co.      E. J. Car tier, Manager  A Regular monthly meetings of  >rif tfrcenwood lodgeNo. 28, A. F.  JS/* & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in eacn month in Fraternity'hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially inyited to attend.  JAS, S. BIKVIK. Secretary,  WT"* t\II Gioenwood Miners'  . I"1- VI Union, No. 22, W.  ���������   A ���������    i!A������  F  M_t meets every  Saturday eveniuj? in Union Hall, Copper street; Greenwood, at 7:30.  Also in hall at   Mother Lode mine  Friday evenings at 7 *SQ  .^.^   GE0.HEATHERT0N, Secretary  Take your Eepairs to  AD. MORRISON  Grand Forks, the Leading  PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing - Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  H_   amffmm-xmmiajmit  of -the Boundary District  CITV  Baggage transferred to  any part "of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  W. W. Craig will' move into his  new store next week.'  ,Paddy the'Priest arrived in the,  city from Nelson this week,  Dan McGillis '* of Wellington  camp, was in" the city last week.  0. F. stork is" receiving daily  spring dress goods and millinery.  -This week, P. ./W. Georgo is  moving his stock from Phoenix to  Greenwood. - .  City patrons of-the waterworks  system are having'a sort of'catch-  as-catch-can experience this winter.  W.-Davidson of Smith, Davidson  & Wright, Vancouver, was calling  on the customers of his firm in the  city Saturday.  Dr. McLean was called to Trail  last week for consultation in the  case of Labarthe, who was operated on for appendicitis.  C. W. Stevenson, of Vancouver,  representing the 'American Type  Founders Co., was 'in tho city last  week and made, a sale to both local  papers,      ���������  George Gray ��������� of Ferry, Wash.,  is spending, the week iii the city.  He will probably-"referee tho-Pooe-  nix-Greenwood hockey match Friday evening.      -   )  Ten feet a day is being made in  the big tunnel. If this continues  a year the'tunnel will havo tapped  the veins in the vicinity of the  Crescent and Last Chance.  Dr. D. Darrach of Kensington,  P. E. I., "was in the city yesterday.  He came -west about a week ago  to be with his son, who is down  with'fever in the Phoenix hospital.  At the curling 'rink Tuesday  evening the final in the Warren  cup was played by rinks skipped  by E. W. Bishop and E. R. Red-  path, Bi*?hop  winning by 13 to S.  W. A. Keith of Beaverdell, who  is in the hospital being treated for  blood-poisoning iu the hand, will  be out in a couple of week=i. Ho  will probably lose tbe use of one  finger. *'  ��������� .John -McKenzie^V^ne in from  Kock Creek last.week for. medical  treatment. While falling a tree  a limb struck him on the head  making a gash about four inches  in length.  Holmes & Kennedy, who have  been in business here for years,  have dissolved partnership, Fred  B. Holmes remaining in the business. Walter Kennedy goes to the  coast, -where he will engage iu  business.  It is now said tho man who had  his head cracked by a Chink in  Wellington camp is a Cockney and  not Irish. The nationality of the  Chink remains unchanged. He  refuses to acknowledge either English, Irish or Scotch blood in his  veins.  than'five hundred I think it is pns  sible to get them to give an additional grant.  It would be advisable to call a  meeting and make arrangements to  have subscription lists circulated  and decide where you would hold  tbe exhibition. There is no doubt  3*011 will meet with someopposition  as to locality for holding same, but  I am sure you can arrange things  satisfactorily amongst yourselves.  This' matter should .receive the  warmest support of .every farmer  and stock-raiser in,the district.   "  In regard to live Btock, the department agrees that half of transportation rates will' be paid by  them on shipments "of pure bred  stock from Ontario or Alberta. It  is necessary that we should have  some more members in the Stock.  Breeders' association. Mr. Hod-  son will be only too pleased to put  you on the list on receipt of fees.  In regard to dairy aud creamery  the matter stands as it was before.  Yours obediently,  John- R. Jackson.  Western Float  ?������<3������������C-������ffl������������������������9*e���������������>&@������������������2>������5-i  * 'Greenwood Won.  The game between Nelson and  Greenwood 'Friday night in the  open competition final was productive of .Rome really first-class  hockey. Greenwood won by 7  goals to G. Play opened fast and  somewhat in favor of Greenwood,  but soon they had to fall back and  play on the defensive. In five  minutes A.' Bishop started the  scoring and threo minutes later  repeated the performance, this  score being the outcome of a magnificent individual .effort. Greenwood were' hot idle and had obtained one goal, but they could not  do much at first with the Nelson  defense. H. Bishop proved too  good for the Greenwood point, and  then a halt was called as a Greenwood player was hurt. On resuming Greenwood attacked hotly and  Bloomfield scored twice amid great  excitement, which was raised to  its highest pitch' when Cameron  put his side in the leadr At the  interval tho score stood 4 to 3 in  Greenwood's favor.   -  Owing to one of the Greenwood  players being hurt, they desired to  put on a substitute, but Nelson  would not agree to this, and, after  a lengthy interval,, during- which  the.committee-liad.ai.-Hieetiug/play.  was resumed and Greenwood'fin-  ished thegame with six men. Play  was keen and exciting, and Nelson  tried hard to get on level terms but  were unable to do so, and the  Greenwood boys ran ont popular  winners by a score of 7 to 6.���������  Rossland Miner.  feoee00e������ac6i9s-s9ee0e0e������9ej  Get your Raze rs Honed |  and your Baths at  Frawley9s  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  PHOritfrX, b. a  Is-'-O'.ip'.-f-'H'- tbe (treat Northern <h pot and is a delightful -...;  :fi������,v������'>; iV.-.r i.he.w eary travt-h-r. - < 't-eat- veins of hot .water'  Mir. ;i.'.;/';i:!f,'h the entire V i-k r nnd i-afhroonis are al- , /.'."'  wayi-m   tix: i-civice ol  tliOM-  inmairli of material  cleanliness. The dining room ip an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the intintic appointment of tb������' liquid refreshment  makes the. drinks go down like eating; fruit in a flower   i  "garden,    The -ample rooms are the largest in the monn-   -  taius 'and ���������*���������������" pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL    ���������'������������������ -       -       PROPRIETOR  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GREENWOOD, B.C.  QttQQ-Qtt_Q9&99������Q9QQ@e&m^90@e������<mmr������e������QW  James Buchanan & Go's  BLACK AND WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF COMMuNS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR CO.  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Xands.  CORRESPONDENCE. SOLICITED.  Monday night was the coldest  snap of the season. It was so cold  that the steam froze in the radiators of The Ledge office, and when  the bundle of editorial and news  notes sent bjr the editor from Nelson was opened it was found that  the ink had dropped off and nothing was left but blank paper.  Tom Anaconda, who was seri^  ously ill after China new year, is  convalescent and able to partake  of soup and corned beef and cabbage. He has taken a solemn and  binding oath ou a split chicken,  accompanied with the burning of  devil-scaring papers that "No  More." Tom can swear off and on  with as much ease as--'any'person  in the British empire.  The masquerade in the rink  Tuesday evening wasn't very well  patronized, owing to the extremely  cold weather, but some of the costumes were' pretty. Miss McGilli-  vray was awarded the prize for the  best dressed lady; Hazel Redpath  forguls; Dolly Oliver for comic,  aud Aileen Oliver won the girls'  race. N. McCurragh got tho  men's prize, Worth Fair the boys',  and Jack Oliver the boys' race.  The K and H cigar has jumped  into prominence through the excellent flavor of the tobacco out of  which it is made. /  STARKEY & CO.  NELSON, 13. C.  WHOLESALE  lWiT.RP.Q   TMf  There are no blanks in a box of  K and H cigars. They all draw  and omit an aroma that perfumes  the ozone when sot on fire. lb is  ever a pleasure to follow a man  who is smoking a K and n cigar.  Try one and bo convinced.  Whipsaw Camp.  Charley Day was in town Monday from Whipsaw getting mail  and supplies, the first time in six  weeks he had broke camp. He reports beautiful weather iu that  high altitude and snow about four  feet deep. "The Lucky Pair, on  which D-iy & Night are at work,  has a tunnel now ruu S5 feet, 35  of which has been run since Christmas. They have met chloride of  silver aud lead sulphides and other  indications wliich lead them to believe that they aro in the viciuity  of a ledge. Iron stains and indurated talk are found in seams  running driftwise and this lends  much probability to the existence  of a secondary "lead, distinct from,  yet tending toward the main lead.  The whole of Whipsaw is mineralized and values are present outside  of ledge matter. Day & Night arc  doing a great work which will  bring its own reward in establishing what has all the earmarks, at  least, of a big silver-lead camp. In  another six weeks they hope to  have reached the lead.���������Similka-  meen Star.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  John R..Getting There..  The following letter to G. II.  Loach, secretary of the Farmers'  Institute at Myncaster, B. ft,  shows that the member for Greenwood riding is looking after the  interests of the district if he isn't  talking very loud :'  ViCTOuiA, Feb. 9, 1910. ,  My Djsa'ii Mr.  Loaou: I took  the matter up in regard,to exhibition with the department of agri-,  culture.   They agreed to give us  wo.-. hundred, dollata.:.if .von can  Placer Miners- Liable.  The amendment to the Placer  Mining Act, introduced by Premier  McBride, places some restrictions  on placer miners to which they  have not heretofore beeu subject.  Hitherto a placer miner has been  allowed to stake his claim on another person's property with a certain amount of impunity. This  amendment provides that, in the  event of a lease being granted on  land already lawfully occupied, a  free miner shall give adequate pc-  eurity to the satirifactiOu of the  gold .commissioner, for auy loss or  damage which may be caused by  his entry upon such land; and  after such entry he shall make full  compensation to the occupant or  owner of such hind for any loss or  dawagn which .may he caused by  reason of such entry ; such compensation, in case'of-dispute, to be  determined by a court havingjuris-  dicfcioti in mining disputes, with or  without a jury.       -   ,  'I biive\an...extra -large stock of  'Bwolrv .for the hoiidavB;: ;.Have a  Tho Eislem Townships B.tnk  wiil open a branch at Princeton in  April.  An agricultural society has been  org-iuiz*(l iu Graud Forks.  It is said that A. W. B. Hodges  of the Granby company has received and accepted an offer "of  850,000 a year from a miuing company in Peru.  The Kitselas postofiice has been  made a money order office.  Ranchers in the Bulkley valley  are baling a large amount of hay,  for which they expect a good market in the spring along the line of  railway construction.  Dr. Kergin of Port Simpson will  build a hospital at Stewart, the  new mining town on Portland  canal.  Six companies are-working properties in the vicinity of Stewart.  Orient, Wash., is to have a new  bank. It is to be hoped it will  prove more progressive than some  of the chartered banks on this side  of the line.  A -i-foot vein of $12 ore has been  struck at a depth of 75 feet in the  Factor mine at Orient, Wash.  D. Lynch, day marshall at Col-  ville, died suddenly last week of  paralysis.  Dr. Gosb will build a hospital at  Marcus, Wash.  Col. Lowery "was in Kaslo last  week calling on friends.  The Phoenix hockey team has  gone out of business for this season, owing to three of their players  having left the city.  The Phoenix city council has  closed the slot machines  The Boundary district bonspiel  is being played in Phoenix this  week. Four rinks each from  Grand Forks and Greenwood ancl  eight from Phoenix will compete.  Angelo Schulli and Jas.-Summers have purchased the Dominion  hotel jn Phoenix.  W. T. "Smith (Piebiter) is in  Spokane interesting capital in  Portland canal mining property.  ~~ Jo&n.,McInni8~of"-Phx)errix~wili  locate at the coast.' '-'   -''   "  Hon. C. F. Coanwall," formerly  lieutenant-governor -of the province, died in Victoria last week.  He was buried at Ashcroft.  The three temperance societies  of Peachland waut the municipal  council of that place to give free  water and light to a temperance  hotel for five years. Apparently  the water-wagon also is not without  its disadvantages. Why not license  a booze foundry aud let the fools  pay for the hotel accommodation.  Seven miners were discovered  with matches in their pockets  while working in the Michel mines  last week. They will be prosecuted.  A new hoist will be installed at  No. 2 mine, Middlesboro, in April.  A. W. and Mrs. Strickland of  Nicola are visiting friends in Prince  Rupert.  The Nicola district is to have a  squadron of mounted rifles.  J. W. Watson and J. W. Andrews were each sentenced at Rossland to 2.3 months iii the pen for  obtaining money under false pretenses.    The amount was $-10.  A new ledge 12 feet wide and  carrying $35 ore has been found in  the War Eagle mine at Rossland  by diamond drilling.  The Lo Roi No. 2 at' Rossland  has declared another dividend of  two shillings a share.  Jules Labarthe, manager of the  Trail smelter, was operated ou last  week for appendicitis.  F. W. Baur of Rossland will  open a real estate office in Vancouver.  Rossland is to have a Booster  club.  J. M. Millar, formerly editor of  the Boundary Creek Timps, is one  ofthe council of the Granun:, Alta.,  board of trade.  The Bank of Hamilton will erect  a building-iu Granuin, Alta.  P. W. George & Co. havo closed  their store in Phoenix.  Professor Kauffinann, ..formerly  of Greenwood, has a music store  iu Priuce Rupert. ���������  Frank Steel is organizing a K.  of P. lodge at Merritt.  The citizens of Merritt have decided not to apply .-for the.incorporation of that town this year.  The Blairmore brick works have  secured orders for their entire output of brick this season. The output is 2,-100 per day.  the North Kootenay Pass Coal  company has suspended operationM  for'a time.  Tho Citizens' band' of Penticton  will shortly commence mutilating  the ozone.  Samuel P..Boe-of Viotoriqt thai  Andrew   Moyes   has   been   ap-'  pointed deputy mining recorder for  the Osoj'ons  mining division, with-'  office at Olalla.  At Victoria the other day Pre--  mier McBiide made the important  announcement that in future when   '  applications   were  made  by   railway    companies   for   renewal ' of  charlei-p, unless good and sufficient.'  reasons  were  shown  the   government will refuse the renewals.  The United Mjn'e Workers and  Wef-teru Federation of Miners will  probably amalgamate.  Stnc't has wintered well in the  Bulkley valley.  The payroll of the St. Eugene at',  Moyie this mouth waa SSL,500.   ^   -  The strike of 111 stationary engineers in the B-itte mines will  probably result in 9,000 men being  out of work for a time.  Vintrr F. Cooper, the blind  phrenologist of Crour d'.Alene,  Idaho, is bankrupt, with assets  ������720 aud liabilities $5U.  Emil Johnson, formerly of Moyie,"  was killed-in a mine near Hazelton  on the ll'.h inst '  Dave Brekenridge, foreman of  the Crow's Nest Lumber company-  at Wardner, died suddenly last  week.  F. E. Simpson, the "Old Man"'"  of the Craubrook Herald, is wintering   at   Avalon,   Catalina   island.  California. , ���������   '  J. Hihier, employed on  railway  construction  work   near  Alberni,  was struck by a falling tree and"  had his leg broken.  The Alberni Board of Trade is  opposed to the Sunday closing of  postofiice lobbies. So is every  other organization in Canada not  dominated by wooden-headed',,  bigots.  Armstrong council will make a'  levy of one mill on the dollar for  the purpose of advertising the city.  It is probable that two provinces  will be formed out of Alberta. The.  northern and southern portions of  the province are at outs owing to  to the fact that Edmonton is monopolizing the trough.  The legislature "of  Alberta will  introduce a bill to secure for married women a fair share of ade-' ���������  ceased husband's estate.. A similar   f  bjlJ���������shj)uld^be^.pas3e(Lbj, the.jk-JV-'^  legislature. "--���������    l  Dr.  ~J.   H." King.   W." FrGurcT "  aud  M.   AJ--Macdonald Tof Cran-  brook are in-Montreal.   'They went"    ���������  east in a delegation from the CranV   -  brook board of trade to confer with-  Sir Thomas Sliaughnessy regarding  mattere of local interest.  In Spokane the few Italian and  Austrian ealoons give the police  more trouble than the balance of  the saloons combined. An ordinance may be passed to cancel  licenses held by aliens.  It is reported  that Carrie Nation   has   declined   two   offers of  within the past  month,  would'have beeu  well for her  'U  to have accepted  them  both.    It-  might be possible for a couple of  stalwart men to  hold that hitchet  quiet.���������Moyie Leader.  Insurance of any kind is a good  investment, whether life, accident"  or fire. In Phoenix D. J. Matheson pays particular attention to  this line of business and those interested should consult him at their  earliest convenience in person or  by mail.  A Surly Bob-Ca!;.  Some   friend   sent   in   to   Jim  nolmes a present in the shape of a  live bob-cat.    The cat is iu a box  on  exhibition   at   Holmes'   place,  and his naturally irritable disposition is not improved  by confinement, or the familiar impertinence  of visitors.    The other day a s"-  wash strolled into a barroom and  not being  permitted  lo surround  the   moisture   that   his   throttle  yearned for, crawled up on an in-  uocent looking box  to mournfully  watch the proce-sion  privileged to  wet a whistle.    He hardly hit the  box when he hit the floor, letting  go a. weird, wild  war whoop that  throw the loungers into a pauic,  and caused thebarkeep to scramble  for  a   blunderbuss.     "When   the  cause of tho eruption, was under-'  stnoil the crowd went into convulsions.    It appeared  that the   cat  had reached  up and clawed out a ,  section  of the Indian's  trousers,  and with the cloth removed a handful of flesh, That aborigine walked  out   of   town   leading   his horse,  carrying awj.y a very low opinion of  bob-cuts iu general  and  Holmes'  pet in particular.���������Oroville Cizette  If a young lady refuses to distribute her latest photographs  among her friends it is a sure sign  that they don't 11-itter her.  The restaurant iu  hotel never closes.  tho  Windsor.  Every married man knows how  much eabiovit is to deceive himself  than'it is for him to deceive his  wife's mother.   . ���������  7 ������*������������*. _.   ������-..i������n������>JJSWJr.Wi^t  ���������   i    Hi  THE. LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  Janet, the  The  Ray of Brightness That  Came Into Her Dull Life.  Ey FRANK H. SWEET.  Copyright, 1009,  by American Press  Association:  "Dingle, dongle, dingle, ding, ding,  d-i-n-g," euaed tlie tirst summons to  ��������� tho factory workers, tbe last "d-i-n-g"  being long drawn out, as though the  bell ringer, who was also the night  watchman, was becoming weary cof  the signal which cudcd and yet did  not end his hours of labor. His regular visit to thc peg clock in each room  was over, but now ho must wait another half hour to ring tho last suin-  .-,,   uions to rhe help.  Janet Hatcher was a, sleepy head,"  nnd, though she heard and recognized  the last drawling "d-i-n-g" of the lirst  bell, she mado no effort to rise, but  continued to lie there, gazing sullenly  at the window, through which a faint  suggestion of daylight was beginning  to appear. Itain was pattering against  it, and the chill of a fulling barometer  had penetrated tho room until the  mere.thought of stepping out upon u  cold tloor brought au anticipatory  shiver, and tho factory was nearly a  mile away.  .Janet was blue. She had gone to  bed iu that condition, and now she  had awakened in tho same way.  It was not until she heard a hesitating step below that she sprang from  bed. repentant, ashamed, and hurried  Into her clothes and downstairs.  "Oh, mother," she cried, "you ought  'noi lo have got up till 1 had a Ore  started! Here, let me throw this  (stui wl around you."  "1 was .afraid you'd be late, dearie,"  her mother said apologetically. "1  nii-ant to have got up sooner and had  something warm for you, but overslept. It's too bad to have to go out  on a morning like this."  "Well, I didn't oversleep," confessed  Janet, forcing herself into temporary  cheerfulness. "I was just lazy and  lay there studying about things.  Lucky 1 had everything ready last  night. I'll put tho water in this shallow pan so it'll heat quickly; then we'll  have coffee." She glanced at the clock.  "Twenty minutes, and it'll take twelve  for mc to walk to the factory. No, ma,  you needn't put up a chair for me. 1  shan't sit down. I'll just take a bite  and run. Don't you hurry, though.  Wail till the victuals get warmed over  and (lie coffee's good, then take your  time. It'll help fill np the day. You  must get awful lonesome here by your-  Bl'lf."  "N-uo. not so very." the old woman  answered. "I have my knitting, and  there's the. cat. But I do look forward  to your coming home, dearie."  "I suppose so. 1 wish"��������� She paused abruptly. She must not 'make  things any harder for the invalid, who  already had to bear so much. She took  a few biles hurriedly and in silence,  theu slipped soiuo bread and an apple  inio a paper bag.  Janet wus all ready, with the hood  of the waterproof drawn over until it  almost couceaJed her face, when her  mother relumed with the.^slippers und  stockings rolled iuto a isnia.II package.  This and the lunch she slipped under  the folds of the waterproof. Then she  pushed back the hood a little iu order  to kiss her mother, goodby.  "Now 1 must hurry," she said, "for  time's up. Touight I'll cook up a lot  of nice things���������an Indian pudding,  ��������� maybe, and some brown'bread. Aud  you kuow, mother, Sunday's only three  days off, when we'll be together most  al! day."  Outside 'the depressed feeling returned in its full intensity. The rain  beat 'in her face, the raw wind crept  through the waterproof and thin clothing, the road was covered with two  inches of soft, clinging mud, and it  was still too dark for her to see her  way clearly.  The next house was dark. The folks  bad not got up yet aud would not  bave to any more uutil it was light.  Mary Kosworth. her best friend, lived  there, and the morning before Mary  - had joined her iu the hurry toward  tlie mill. Hut Mary was a very bright  girl, who had studied drawing aud  other things and who Was quick and  imaginative in sketching designs and  novelties. The day before she had  been promoted to the position of assistant designer for the mill, and after this she would work In the oilice  and uot have to go iu until D o'clock.  A depression in the roud caused her  to stumble, splashing the mud up to  ber waist. Her lips quivered. She was  nut''bright. like Mary. She could not  do anything except make Indian pudding ami -brown bread aud coffee and  things like that aud spin. TUey did  ��������� say she was Ihe best spiuner lu the  whole room. Hut spinning was no  good to help one up to anything else.  It meant that she could just spin aud  spin and spin all the rest of her life.  A halting footstep and an eager "Janet. Janet," caused her to slacken her  pace a Utile. A lame girl was limping  toward her. a girl younger thau herself and far inore thinly clad, but tho  sallow, pinched face was radiant.  "Isn't It line, Jiinel!" she cried gleefully ns she snuggled under the waterproof,   which  Janet  promptly  opened  and shared with her.   "I can go along  with you to the mill now. arid I'm to  work in Ihe same room.   Just to think  ~   1 spoke for a Job six months ago and  only got it now!    It was awful nice  that Mary Bos worth got her fine place  '���������nice for her and mc, too, for It gives  mo her Job.    Now 1 can get a lot at  things that mother needs, and maybe  next summer J  can  take  music lessons."  Janet drew the frail, happy figure a  little closer. A year before, when she  first obtained ber job, she hud fell  much the same. Aud the Job hud  bought ber mother "and herself muny  nice things thoy hnd not bud before.  And uow she wus repining!  Janet's spirits began to rise. Art\;r  all, she was glad that Mary Mosworiu  hud been promoted..   She Iirid curued  ous of her and tho book heroines; ir  was only that she could not go and  do something that would make her  like them.  The last bell had been ringing for  several minutes now, and from its accelerating clangs and tumultuous jingles they knew it was racing ou toward its final, "dinglety, dinglety, din-  glcty," tho last notes of which would  still be madly vibrating the air when  thc night watchman darted out, putting ou his hat and coat as he ran.  liis speeding exit would be the signal  for the last of tho help to slip inside  the yard gates, for then they would  bo locked. Janet aud her companions  were a dozen yards away when the  final "dinglety" sounded and the'  watchman speeded out, but .the gatekeeper saw them aud fumbled clumsily  Willi the fastenings ihitil they could  hurry in.  On damp days like this the ends ran  badly, witli much twisting and breaking, and, though Janet was nimble fingered and the best spinner In the  room, she hud all she could do to keep  her sides pieced up. Especially was  iliis the case after dofliug, which occurred twice a day. Willi tho bobbins  nearly full the threads ran more  smoothly, but with thorn empty or  nearly so there was greater strain  upon tlie threads, causing them to snap  frequently. The doflers pieced up the  first irregular breaks, but after that  the spinner hail to atteud to her own  sides.  Tills dofling of the full bobbins and  replacing them with empty ones upon  tlie spindles had always beeu au Interesting operation to Janet, aud sho  could doff as quickly and neatly as the  experts themselves.  Tbere were always two of these  duffers, each taking a side of a frame  and going up one row.and down an-'  other until the room was completed.  They use small sleds or carriages  which could be pushed along the sides  by lhe right knee as they worked. It  took about two hours lo doff, the whole  room, and then the (loiters were allowed "to leave the mill or do whatever they pleased until dolling time  came again.  This long leisure between work  made the position oi doflers a very desirable one. and there was a saying  among tlie spinners that "once a doffer,  always a doffer." The present two  had held their positions for years.  Soon after the morning dolling the  overseer made* one of his observation  tours among the Haines, reprimaugiug  hy blowing upon his shrill whistle  any neglect ot work lie lound. No  matter where the operator oi a side  might be. when she heard that whistle  she hastened hack to her neglected  duty with apologetic and crimson face.  In Janet's alley ibis whistle was rarely heard. When he came to her uow  the overseer was smiling, lie usually  was smiling when he touud good  work.  "You had a hard morning coming  down, didn't you. Janet.'" ho asked.  "Yes. sir. It was pretry wet and  muddy."  "Well, why don't,you ask for the  Harding tenement? l hey re going to  leave next week, and it would bring  .vou to wituinr'ti few rods ot the mill  gate. It's the same rent as your house  out there m rhe country, 1 think, and  would make it a lot easier for jou  this winter. Suppose 1 speak to the  outside manager about it?"  "Thank you. 1 wish you would,"  she said gratefully.  Sho could leave her mother later and  be back to her earlier in the evening,  and it would save that long walk during   the   winter.    Hut,  ou   the  other  hand, there was the apple orchard at  the country place and the big garden  and   the   liowers. around   the   house.  Her mother loved flowers, aud one of  her  chief   pleasures   was   to   be  out  among them in the spring and during  the summer.  And they had planned so  many   vines   and   beds  for  the   next  year.    It   was  'really.- beautiful   out  there,   while   the   Harding   tenement  was only the counterpart of fifty others,without yard or even fence around  it.   And even if it  was coin and disagreeable sometimes-that, mile  walk  would very likely be good for her to  counteract the mill confinement. What  had she been thinking about?  She went straight to the overseer.  "1 don't believe you'd better speak  to the manager about that tenement,"  she said.   "You see, we've got an apple orchard out  there and a big garden and (lowers, and mother loves such  things.   I've been thinking it over, ancl  I believe the walking will do me good."  "Yes, 1 don't know but you're right,"  he answered.    "I'd   forgotten  the orchard aud  flowers.    Hut  wait a  moment,"   as   she "wns "turning, away.  "About the Harding girl's job of doffing.   There's been n dozen applicants  after it already,  hut you know more  about the work than any of them, so  you are the proper one to have the  place.    You  may commence Monday.  You've done your work conscientious  ly, and I want yon to feel the management   appreciates   It.    This  job   will  give you a lot of time next spring to  look after your garden and the liowers.   and   you  can   get   home   earlier  nights.   Your mother will like that."  Janet turned away, smiled happily,  but with something choking In her  throat that n���������t-nnt-nrj.siwwh.  ATTENDED  FIV  BUT  GOT   NO   RELIEF   UNTIL   HE  USED   DODD'S  KIDNEY  PILLS.  Wonderful    Cure    of A.   F.   Richard,  Who was Tortured by Rheumatism  ancl    Kindred    Pains,    Sets    Kent*  County Talking.  St. Ignacc, Kent Co., N.B. (Special).  ���������After being tortured for four years  with Backache, Rheumatism, Siit.'ness  of the Joints and Pains in the Loins,  unci getting no relief from five doctors  whom   he called   in.   Mr.  Antoine  IT.  Richard,  a  well-known farmer living  near here, is spreading the good news  that he is once more it well man, and  thnt ho owns his cure to Dodd's Kidney Pills.   Speaking of his wonderful,  cure, Mr. Richard says:���������  "I was a helpless man in'July, 1907.  For four years 1 had endured tlie  greatest 'torture from Backache,  Rheumatism, Stiffness of the Joints  and Pains in tlio Loins. I had dark  circles under my eyes, my head ached  and I was often diz/.y. I was attended by five doctors, lint not one oi them  could help me.  "Then I begun to use Dodd's Kidney  L'ills anil after the first few doses 1  began to improve 1 used four boxes  in all and now I am working every  day on tho farm a well man. I owe  my wonderful cure to Dodd's Kidney  Pills and nothing else."  There is no" case or kind of Kidney  Disease that Dodd's Kidney Pills will  not cure.  A celebrated Anglican divine, the  l.-'to Bishop of Rochester, who hud  been ailing for some time, decided to  consult Sir Frederick Treves, the noted  surgeon. After u care-fur, examination Sir Frederick pronounced his verdict, and added, "Your lordship must  go lo Algiers or some winter resort on  tho Riviera."  ( "Impossible," replied the bishop.  "I have too much work to get  through." .���������  "Well," said the doctor, "you must  make your choice. It is either Algiers or Heaven."  "Dear mo!" exclaimed the bishop,  with a sigh "Then 1 suppose it must  be Algiers."  "I hear that your church has installed a phonograph stuffed with  sacred music."  "Yes. Had to do it. Choir had  struck."  "Now scheme worked all right?"  "It's beautiful! .Never quarrels with  itself, has no skirts to rustle, doesn't  iret about tlio angle of its hat-,- retrains from giggling or powdering its  ���������lose, and, if it gets out of order, a  ���������nechanic can repair it."  No man has ever been able to convince his mother-in-law that he knows  it all.  PIC7U.1E3 LEAVE ENGLAND.  Masterpieces Are Steadily Flowing Into  the  United States.  It is a deplorable fact that, in spite  of all the efforts made to stem the  steady flow of great masterpieces  from British collections to the United  States, pictures of world-wide fame  and great art-historical importance  continue to leave the country without  the . slightest hope of a possible return.  To the long list, which has grown  to alarming proportions in recent  years, must now be added Col. Hol-  ford's famous Velazquez���������a portrait  of the Count-Duke Olivares, Philip  IV.'s powerful, if incompetent, Minister, which, figured until quite recently among the treasures of Dorchester House. The late owner of this  life-size, full-length portrait sold it to  Messrs. Duveen Bros., from whom it  has now been acquired by Mrs. Huntington, a well-known American collector. The purchase price, it is rumored, is in the neighborhood of  $400,000. .  Even more deplorable is the practical certainly that the wonderful  "Family Group" by Frans Hals, exhibited by Col. Warde at Burlington  House in 1906, is about to leave the  old country. Certain it is that Col.  Warde has been induced to part with  it, and it is stated the price paid by  the tempter was very high.- This  family group was unquestionably the  most important painting by Frans  Hals in England, an unrivalled example of his sure, direct brushwork  and exuberant sense of life, of his  "wonderful handling of blacks and  greys, and his easy power of suggesting the textures of different materials.  The painting wns bought by Mr. John  Warde at the William Bristow sale in  'Dover street in 1759.  THE GOOD OLD DAYS^  How   Anglo-Saxons   Lived   a   Ceritui*>  and a Half Ago.     ^  Do we take our pleasures more sadly than did our forefathers of one  hundred and fifty years ago? Tastes,  of course, like manners and customs,  change with the times, and there is  a refinement about our life to-day  which were certainly lacking in that  of our forbears. But they were certainly none the less happy, and it "is  "-an open question whether they did  not obtain more enjoyment from theii  rollicking, boisterous manners and  amusements than we do from' our  more calm and quieter pleasures.  To the old-fashioned squire, for instance, there was only one word which  had any meaning���������sport. He would  travel miles to see a cock-fight or a  couple of pugilists batter themselves  for $25, while fox-hunting was with  him a sort of religion. The four golden rules wliich one of tjiis class set  up in his house arid adhered to were:  "Fear God; honor the King; love your  neighbor; and preserve your foxes."  A certain sporting colonel chose  ���������Cambridge for liis son because they  made the best saddles and bridles  there; while another fox-hunter entertained an adverse opinion 'concerning  university education owing to seeing  some young men in the hunting-field  shirk the fences.  There (ire many other amusing hunting stories told in Mr. Ralph Nevill's  book, "The Merry Past," of men who  stood upon their heads to let the  water run, out of their top-boots; of  uproarious hunt-suppers and speeches,  the vigor of which was considerably  increased as the port wine circulated..  Mr. Nevill mentions the speech of one  old squire, which is particularly , interesting at the moment.  " 'I'm for the King and Constitution,' said the old squire. 'I'm for  the Church, but not for tithes, unless  they go to the landlords. I'm for  nobody but gentlemen learning to  read. I'll vote for corn at one hundred shillings a quarter, and none of  your mouldy foreign stuff; that every  squire shall have as many horses and  dogs as he likes without paying taxes,  and that every poacher shall be hung  or shot.    God save the King!'"  There is a story told, too, of a gallant colonel who, being elected a representative of one of the eastern  counties, gave a public entertainment  to tho electors after the fatigue of the  contest, and,' on his health being  drunk, addressed his constituents in  the following laconic Bpecch:  "Gentlemen,���������I' am no orator, and  therefore you must not expect from  ine a fine.speech. That I can fight, I  believe none of you can doubt; that I  can drink, you shall all be assured of  before "we part. So God bless you  all, and leave me to defend your  rights." ,    _    ,. ,  "The drinking habits of the English  in the past," says Mr. Nevill, "were  of such a kind as to make the records  beyond belief. At Harwich, for instance, three topers, determined to  have a thorough soaking, set to one  day and drank fifty-seven quarts of  upright���������that is to say, a quart -of  beer with a quartern of gin in it���������  within the space of six and a half  hours. On their taking leave of each  other for home one of them declared  that he was still thirsty, and stopped,  smoked a pipe, and drank a pint more  to himself."  They -cost .no more���������they give much more.,  Make peace with your suffering shoulder  muscles through the "sliding cords."/ All dealers,  50 cents.   Light, medium and heavy weights.  GET THE GENUINE���������      ''"  PRESIDENT ON EVERY BUCKLE.  Going Up  Grace���������Women are not so frivolous  as you think, Tom. There are still  some who have thoughts of higher  things than dress.  Tom���������Oh, yes; I know.   Hats!   ���������  The greater thc irrit.-'tion in the  throat the more distressing the cough  becomes. Coughing is thc effort of  Nature to expel this irritating substance from the air passages. Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup will  heal the inflamed parts, which exude  mucous.-and restore them to a healthy  state, the cough disappearing under  the curative effects of the medicine.  It is pleasant to the taste and the  price, 25 cents, is within the reach  of all.  "I say," asked Jenl-'s as he walked  into Rinks' shop, sample case in hand,  "can a cowhide in a boot shop?".  Rinks wasn't at all slow.  "No," he said, "but, a calfskin."  ''His Only Bent    '���������.  "But what can you do, young man?  Haven't, you some special talent or  taste���������some bent,  as they say?" '  Applicant- (dubiously)���������N-no, not  thlit I can .-think of���������except' that.I am  a littleybo'wlegged.   ' .   ,      J  A clergyman  in  a Yorkshires-parish,    f  having allowed his church to.go into  ���������a ��������� bad- state ��������� of disrepair was',.about to  '  rcstore.it.    He commenced .with the ."  sounding-board over tho pulpit,  and,  after - putting it right; .he , called his   ' '���������  coachman  with a view to testing,it,'  and  made a speech from tlie pulpit.  "How does-that sound, James?"    "It  sounds very well, sir; I heard every  word," replied .the coachman.    "Now,  James,  you  change  places -with  me,  and say something."   James "at once .  entered the pulpit, and said, very distinctly,.'and'even ��������� emphatically,    "I  haven't-had my  wages for a'month.      '  How does.that sound,,sir?"   ^..-  How's This?  We offer Ono Hundred' Dollars liewuM for mr   I  ease of Catarrh  that ' cannot be cured.' by Hairs  Catarrh Cure. ���������.������  ���������ti-     .'. i     , P> ]��������� CHENEY & CO;. Toledo," O.  We, the underalcriicd, havo known F. -J. Cheney  for the lust 15 years,'and believe him perfectly honorable  In  all  busl'icss transactions and' financially  ablu to carry out any oblliutloiii made by his firm.  waldi.no, Kinnan A JIahvi.v, ���������: ���������  ��������� ,��������� r. .    i   ���������    Wliolcaalfi Dnnstbu, Toledo. P.  Hall's Catarrh   Cure' Is -taken   Internally, actliM  "P'lii vnn toll mo nnvtliinir   Jlr'cU-v' "Pon tho blood and mucous surfaces of tl i  U.lll you ICll me aiiyilling   system.   Testimonials sent Irce.   Price 75 c������*������e ot  '"        bottle. Sold by all Druirelsts.  Take Hall's Family l'ills for constipation.       ���������-  A Good Old Sport " ' .    ���������  ' Lady De Courscy���������Which battle did  you say this ancestor of yours fought  in���������Hastings, Cressyor Agincourt?  Mr. Silas Brawn (of Chicago)���������All  of 'cm! He never missed any fun  that was going.  auicklj stops couehs, ourea ooldv, heal*  the  throat and   lungs. ���������   ���������   ���������  2i oonta  A professor had been too exacting  with n student at an examination in  ihumistry.  at all about prussic acid?" asked the  professor. "Yes," replied the studen^.'  "It's n, deadly poison. One drop on  the end of your tongue would kill a  dog."  Worms feed upon the _ vitality of  children and endanger their lives. A  simple and effective cure is Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator.  Going Too Far.  "Why have Jones aud Miss Smith  split up?"  "She asked him to apologize on his  bended knees, and, being bowlegged,  he took It as au iusult."--Uostou Post.  Lovely.  "And did you enjoy your trip through  Switzerland?"  "Yes; very much. They had such attractive postcards all through tha*  country.r-Chlcago Kecord-IIcrald.  "Prices Advancing."  [From tlio egg market roports.l  Dead Ih the noble gooso that laid  The golden eggs of old,  .    But eggs laid by the modern hen  Aro worth their weight In gold.  ���������Woman's Homo Companion.  Always on tho Go.  Jlayrae���������I understand the man Elvira is engaged to is a great traveler.  '  Edyth-Yes. Indeed! He's a street  car conductor.-Chlcago Newa.  iaVIi  To Bo Hoped For.  A little moro swcot and a llttlo Icoa sour,  tin*" place, and she was such u beauli- j * $% ^^^i/A^M^'  When women have backache they often attribute their  suffering to other disorders and  do not realize that tlie kidneys  are diseased.  Neglect usually means the development of Bright's disease.  .   You know how dreadfully painful and fatal that is.  There is quick relief from hack-  ache and thorough cure for kidney  disease in the use of  Dr. A. W= Chase's  Kidney & Liver.  Pills  This medicine has a truly wonderful record of cures and ia known  in nearly every homo an the most  effective treatment obtainable for  liver complaint, biliousness, constipation, backacheand kidney disease.  Ono pill ndos<!,25cKa box, ot all deal-  da or Edmonson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  People With Queer Names.  A Liverpool lady named Mrs. Rose  had a pretty daughter to whom she  gave the name' "Wild" ��������� tho name  Wild "Rose" was so sweetly pretty.  The young lady thought so too, until  in course of time she married Mr.  Bull, and then the signature, "Wild  Bull," was neither sweet nor pretty.  But for real curiosities in the way  of names we must go to the country  from which so many other curiosities  spring���������America. A little local newspaper published at Cherry Valley  (that's a pretty name), in New York  State, lately printed the-following  paragraph: "A man up in Oswego  County by the name of Burst gave the  census enumerator the names of his  three children in full. They were���������  John Wood Burst, Nellie May Burst,  and Charles Will Burst. This is in  line with Senator Hogg's names for  his children ��������� Inur Hogg and Ura  Hogg."  The father of Lord Mjigheramorne  was Douglas McGarel-Hogg, before he  :w'as made a baron in .1887. His wife  was one evening at a dance, when  some of the young gentlemen made  references to her name. One of them,  talking rather freely to a young lady  to whom he was hurriedly introduced  for a dance, and whose name he did  not quite catch, said to her, in allusion to Mrs. Hogg, "The old sow is  going to give a dance next week. 1  should like to meet you there." "Oh,  if you go, you very likely will," said  the girl. "I am one of the little  pigs!" It was Mrs. McGarel-Hogg's  daughter with whom he was dancing!  Preventing Sepsis.  The extraordinary precautions taken  to prevent the infection of wounds at  surgical operations were described by  a doctor from St. Bartholomew's Hospital, at an inquest in London. He  said that under the Lister system-  invented by the celebrated surgeon of  that name���������the doctor, before going  into the- operating theatre, was enveloped in a white gown which had been  sterilized, and he wore over his head  a cap which had been similarly treated. The instruments were boiled,  which killed all microbes, and then  placed in an antiseptic solution, which  kept other microbes away. All tho  sponges and dressings, were sterilized.  If the doctor had a cold he placed a  bandage over his mouth to prevent infecting the wounds by that moans.  THE MERCHANTS'  BANK  Tho statements submitted    at    the  annual meeting   of    the " Merchants'  Bank of Canada were of a gratifying  character, not only as concerned the  shareholders, whose interest is direct,  but from the point bf_ view   of   the  general public, which/forms its judgment of trade   conditions throughout  the country  from  the. records of  its  large financial institutions.   The Merchants'   Bank  ranks  well  up  among  these.   Its assets at the close of the  year amounted to $66,800,000 while its  advances to the public were close to  the fifty million mark, as also were its  deposits.   The earnings reported during thc year just closed were $831,159,  equal to 13.85 per cent, of the paid-  up capital of $6,000,000, and $92,562 in  excess  of  the   figure   of  1908.       The  disposition   made    of   the    earnings,  which, with the balance brought forward,  gave  a  total  of  $1,232,157  for  the directors to  deal  with,  was prudent and strengthening.   Only $480,030  was  taken  for  thc 8  per  cent,  dividend.   There was transferred   to   the  .capital.     Then $100,000 was   written  reserve a sum of $500,000,  raising"it  to  $4,500,000,  or 75  per cent, of  the  off the bunk premises  account,  $50,-  000 was appropriated for the officers'  pension fund and a balance of $102,-  157 was curried forward.   Mr. Hebdcn,  the general manager, was justified in  claiming that these figures, with the  others, established that the record of  thc bank was .fairly good.    He spoke  also with effective brevity on the general business situation in Canada, and  especially in the West, which he recently visited,  and where    the  bank  was a pioneer, its branch in Winnipeg  dating from 1872.     His   observations  justified  him  in  saying that Canada  is enjoying an era of prosperity unexampled in its history.    The    time,  however, he also pointed out,  is not  one in which to forget the dictates of  prudence.     Public   expenditures are  growing fast, faster, some think, than  the conditions Warrant, and .there is  now as great wisdom as ever in holding to a redeeming economy in public  as is private affairs.    The whole was  wisely spoken.   The shareholders, on  the suggestion of the directors, voted  to authorize an addition of $4,000,000  to the capital.   The action is on the  line that other old  institutions have  found it wise to follow, and indicates-  that the larger banking capital which  the country will reouire will be provided through established rather than  through new banks.    That the Merchants' will soon be called on to provide some of it seems  a reasonable  conclusion from its position and the  extent of its connections.  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take LAX-VTIVE BROMO Quinine  Tablets. Druggists refund money if it  fails to cure. E. W.-GROVE'S signature is on each box.   25c.  -Those Rapid Fire Servants .-  "Do you pay your servants by the  week "or bythe month?"     -'.  "Mercy!    Plow  long do  you  think  they stay with us?   We have to pay  them by the hour."  "Your prejudice- against Mr. Rake-  ley is entirely unreasonable, pa," protested the dear girl. 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That it will  ease toothache is another fine quality  of this Oil, showing the many uses it  has.  A clever but very eccentric man,  who sings comic songs with a great  deal of action, was singing"one day at  a concert given at a luiu.tic asylum.  When he had finished an old woman  exclaimed with a sigh: "And to think  I'm in "and he's out!"  There is no poisonous ingredient in  Hollow.-iy's Corn Cure, and it can be  used without danger of injury.  ' PILES CURED IN 6 to 14 DAYS  PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to  cure  any    case    of    Itching,    Blind,  Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to  14 days or money refunded.   50c.  Friend���������"Why do ' you encourage  these women-suffrage meetings; surely you dont' approve of them?"  Husband���������Approve?    With   all  my  heart!   I can come home as late as I  like  now without finding myv wife ���������  home to ask questions."  He���������"They tell me you're great at  guessing conundrums."  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V  EVERYBODY WHO EATS BREAD  Should avoid danger of impurities in delivery from thc oven to  the home.   Insist 'on your baker wrapping his bread in  EM'S BREA  We aro the original manufacturers of broad wrappers now used  by leading bakers of Ottawa, Toronto, and other cities.  TBE;E.B.Wy COMPANY, LTD,,JOU, .CANADA^, \.']'i *'"-  , - /"; ���������v-,-iff,'*-'i!  - ���������'"���������    ���������*.   ,i   >*    ".T*  THE  -LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  KSPOST OF THE ,46th . ANNUAL MEETINGS-  OF  SHAREHOLDERS.  . The annual general meeting of thc Shareholders of the Merchants' Bank  of Canada,was held on Wednesday, December 15th; at the, head offices, 205  St. James street Montreal. The'chair was taken at noon by Sir.H.-Montagu  Allan, the President." ''','���������'     -/'"���������>  Mr. J. M. KilbournJ Secretary of the Bank, was appointed Secretary of  the meeting, and read the notice calling the meeting.  The minutcs-of tho last annual meeting were taken-as read, after which  the President1 presented the report of the Directors, as follows: ���������>'  THE  DIRECTORS' -REPORT; - /  The Director's have pleasure, in submitting the report of. the Merchants'  Bank of Canada covering the year's business up to the close of books on  30th of November, for the information and approval1 of the shareholders.  ��������� Thc net profits amount to $831,159.57, equal, to 13.85 per cent. uponMhe  capital, as agaifist $738,597.19 or 12.30 per cent, for the previous year. We  hope you will' consider, this a good return, and from present indications we  feel safe in saying" that the outlook is promising for equally goo'd results  covering'the next twelve months. We are loath, however, to predict, for we  all" know how easily it may turn out otherwise, so many factors come into  the calculation.  The pastVear's earnings have been dealt with as follows:���������After paying  ������������������the usual dividend ot the rate of 8 per cent., we have written down our bank  premises $100,000, and credited $50,000 to the Officers' Pension Fund, leaving  a balance to bo dealt with of $201,159.57. This sum, added to, the amount  brought forward, enables us to add $500,000 to the Reserve Fund, making  it 75 per cent, of the capital, and to. carry forward a balance in the Profit and  Loss Account of $102,157.51.  All the branches of thc.Bank have been,inspected during .the year.  We have opened fourteen offices, namely, St. Eugene,. Ont.; Stc."Agathe,  P.Q.; Unity and ,Kisbey, Saskatchewan; Castor, Mannvillc, Viking, Acme,  Trochu, .Killam and Okotoks, Alberta; Nanaimo, New Westminster and  Sidney, B.C. We have also opened four sub-agencies, viz, Mcadowvale and  Muirkirk, Ont.;" Stromc and Botha, Alta. We have closed the Fort Saskatchewan ��������� Office. -    "~?  We are asking* you to authorize us to apply to the Dominion Government foi power to increase the capital stock of the Bank by issuing, at a  convenient time, 40,000 new shares, equal to $4,000,000. We are not, proposing to issue this stock now, but think*.it desirable' in your interest to  talte-the necessary power. '���������  * "All of which is respectfully submitted. : ���������  -    . H. MONTAGU ALLAN,   President.  PROFIT  AND   LOSS   ACCOUNT.-  "   Statement of the Result of the Business <^of the Bank for the Year ending  30th November, 1909: '                                      '  The Net Profits of the year, after payment of charges, rebate  on discounts, interest on deposits, and making a full provision for bad ancl doubtful debts; have amounted to    $  '831,159.57  The balance brought forward from 30th November, 1908, was..        100,997.94  "DOUBLES" IN REAL LIFE.  .- DON'T BE AFRAID,  that Sunlight Soap will spoil  your clothes. There are no  Injurious chemicals in Sunlight Soap to bite holes In  even the most delicate fabric.  $5,000 are offered to anyone finding adulteration ia  Sunlight Soap.  ���������+*  Making a total of ^     $1,232,157.51  This has been'disposed of as follows:  Dividend No. 86 at the   rate of 8 per   cent, per  ^annum    :.."       $120,000.00  Dividend No. 87, at the   rate of 8 per cent,   per  '  annum     120,000.00  Dividend No.  88   at   the rate of 8 per cent, per  annum        120,000.00  Dividend No. 89   at   the   rate of 8 per cent per  annum        120,000.000  Transferred to  Reserve  Fund      Written off Bank Premises Account    Contribution to Officers' Pension Fund  Balance carried forward    THE   STATEMENT.  Liabilities  and  Assets  at  $480,000.00           500,000.00           100,000.00    50,000.00   '.         102,157.51  $1,232,157.51  30th  November,   1909,  was  The Statement of  read as follows:���������  ��������� LIABILITIES.  1.   To   the 'Public. 1909.  Notes in Circulation    .���������     $5,541,700.00  Deposits at Call    $19,220,454.53  Deposits     subject'  to    notice     (accrued interest to date included).. 28,987,961.64  Deposits   by   other   Banks   in   Canada   ....    1,263,178.76   49,471,594.93  Balance due to Agents in Great Britain ..  Balance  clue  to   agents   in   the   United  and  elsewhere   ...". '...: ;  Dividend  No.   89    ���������   Dividends unclaimed     States  711,330.93  352,661.33  120,000.00  707.00  1908.  $4,740,478.00  12,514,562.52  25,880,153.87  2,933,156.29  8,412.15  120,000.00  865..Q0  It Assists  "But money doesn't always lead to  happiness," said the poor young man  who had just been handed the frigid  mitt. "True"," rejoined the fair owner  of tho cold-storage heart; "but it  often facilitates the search."���������Chicago  Daily News.  A Highlander fell into a river, arid  after desperate efforts he managed to  reach thc bank in safety, ilis wife,  who had been a distressed onlooker,  exclaimed, as soon as her anxiety  was relieved, "Ah, Donald, yc shoulci  be verra thankful tac Providence for  saving your life."  Donald was somewhat aggrieved at  what he deemed an unequal apportionment of the credit.  '.'Yess', yess," he replied; "Providence wass very goot, but 1 wass ferry  clever too, whutefur."  "John's awfully annoyed about the  fate of the picture he sent to the  local exhibition." "\Miy, I thought  it took lirst prize in its class?" "That  is all right; but then the subject was  a herd of cattle, and it was awarded  the lirst prize lor the best picture of  sheep!"   /  Mr. Porter (of Chicago)���������"When my  books were made up I found I'd killed one hog short of a million. I'd  like to have made it a level million."  Dolly Trotter (awfully bored)���������"You  are not thinking of committing suicide  are you?"  Photographer (to young man)���������"It  will make a much better picture if  you put your hand on your .father's  shoulder."  The Father���������"Ha! It would be  much more natural if he had his hand  in my pocket."  2.   To the Stockholders.  Capital   Paid   up    ".;  $6,000,000.00  Reserve   Fund    ���������.    4,500,000.00  'Balance of Profits carried forward ..      102,157.51  $56,197,994.19   $46,197,627.83  -$10,602,157.51  $6,000,000.00  4,000,000.00  400,997.94  $66,800,151.70   $56,598,625.77  ASSETS.  Gold and Silver Coin on hand      $1,588,652.57   $1,569,822.58  Dominion Notes on hand      3,777,988.50     3,013,220.00  Notes and Cheques of other Banks     3,223,191.96    2,276,482.88  Balances due by other Banks in Canada   7,326.61 4,796.95  Balances due  Banks  and Agents in   the   United  States    ;       149,854.10 12,625.78  Call   and   Short   Loans on   Bonds  and Stocks in Canada   $3,863,775.42 1,957.782.71  Call    and    Short    Loans    on    Bonds  and    Stocks    elsewhere    than    in  Canada    9,504,602.87 8,958,351.07   13,368,378.29  Dominion    and     Provincial     Government     Securities    ' :       699,144.81     -609,071.56  Municipal Railway and other Debentures    5.835,529.08    6,344,224.22  If- you  I   shall  Unreasonable  Woman  ^ Wife���������Now, see here, Jim 1,  don't provide ior me better  quit, so I warn you!  Husband���������Provide better? Well," I  like that. Why, ain't I got yer three  good jobs' o' work this last month?  Polite Youth���������"You acted awfully  well, don't you know"  She���������"The audience didn't seem to  think so. They did not applaud a bit  when 1 came off the stage."  Polite Youth���������"Oh, but I'm sure  they were awfully pleased."  "Look here!" said the official,  "there'll be trouble if your wife disregards us when we persistently tell her  she must not pick the flowers."  "Then," said Mr. H. Peck-for it  was no other���������"why ever do you persist?"  Time   Loans   on    Bonds   and    Stocks  in   United  States    $1,371,894.71  -Current   Loans    and    Discounts    (less  .  Rebate of Interest Reserved)    34,819,043.68  $28,650,065.92 $24,746,377.75  36,190,938.39  Loans to other Banks, secured        337,617.87  Loans and Discounts overdue,    (less    fully    provided  for)       "   31,418.52  Deposit    with    Dominion    Government    for    security  of  Note   Circulation          240,000.00  Mortgages  and    other    Securities,    tlie    property  of the Bank      48,134.87  Real Estate  ���������        40,794.44  Bank  Premises  and  Furniture       1,227,047.39  Other  Assets    :        34,134.30  29,799,622.31  486,889.89  86,798.01  240,000.00  53,794.88  49,368.69  1,118,685.03  17.089.21  Henry J. Byron, the dramatist, once  told Lionel Brough that he would  have liked to be the author of the  story of an actor who played Hamlet  in a remote town. A friend asked the  actor if he got any notice's. "One,"  he replied, gloomily,  "a fortnight's."  GENERAL MANAGER'S ADDRESS:  Mr. Hebden, General Manager of the  Bank, then made his annual address.  It was then moved by the President,  seconded by the Vice-President, that  the report of the Directors as submitted be," and the same is, hereby adopted and ordered to be printed for distribution amongst the shareholders.  Carried unanimously.  THE CAPITAL..STOCK'  It was also moved by tho President,  seconded by the Vice-President, that:  "Inasmuch as it is expedient that  the capital stock of the bank should  be increased from six.million dollars  to ten million dollars, that for that  purpose the following by-law be, and  the same is, hereby adopted as by-law  No. X. (Ten) of the by-Mvs of the  Bank: "    ��������� /  BY-LAW NO. X. "  "The capital stock of the Bank is  "hereby increased from six million  "dollars to ten million dollars by the  "creation of forty thousand new shares  "of the par value of one hundred dol-  "lars each."  The resolution was unanimously  adopted.  .'���������* THE DIRECTORS    .  It was moved by Mr. A.-Haig Sims,  seconded by Mr. M. S. Foley, that  Messrs. C. R. Black and D. Kinghorn  be appointed Scrutineers for the ejection of Directors about to take place,  and that they proceed to toke votes  immediately; that the ballot shall  close at three P.M., but if an interval  $66,800,151.70 $56,598,625.77  of ten minutes elapse without a vote  being tendered the ballot /shall" close  immediately." Carried.  Moved by Mr'. A. Piddington, seconded by Mr. G. Dumford, that the  Scrutineers cast one vote in favor of  the following persons as Directors:���������  Sir H. MONTAGU ALLAN,  Mr. JONATHAN HODGSON,  Mr. THOMAS LONG,  Mr. C. F. SMITH,  Mr. HUGH A. ALLAN,  Mr. C. M. HAYS,  '  Mr. ALEX.  BARNET,  Mr. F. ORR LEWIS,  . Mr. K. W. BLACKWELL.  This was unanimously adopted, and  the Scrutineers accordingly   reported  that the old Board of Directors had  been unanimously re-elected.  VOTES OF THANKS.  It was then moved by Mr. A. Haig  Sims, seconded by Mr. G. F. C.  Smith, that a vote" of thanks, be tendered the President ancl Directors for  their able services during the past  year. Also that a vote of thanks be  tendered the General Manager, Mr.  Hebden, and his staff for the loyal  manner in which they have worked to  further the interests of the Bunk.  (Hear, hear.)  This motion was unanimously carried with applause.  The meeting then adjourned.    .  At a subsequent special meeting of  the Bdard of Directors the following  officers were re-elected:���������President,  Sir H. Montagu Allan; vice-president,  Mr. Jonathan Hodgson.  One Christmas evening a Sunday  school pupil appeared at church, only  to be surrounded immediately by a  number of deriding playmates.  "She's wearing her sister's coat!"  cried one.  "And she's got her brother's gloves  on!" said another.  "Yes," was  the retort that turned,  the tide of ridicule, "and I came with  my mother's blessing."���������Judge.  A certain young fellow in Kettering  has got the parrot's complaint.���������he  talks too much. And this is how it  let him down a cropper at an important interview. "You love my daughter?" said the old man. "Love her!"  he exclaimed passionately; "why I  would die for her! For one soft  glance from those sweet eyes I ��������� would  hurl myself from yonder cliff and perish, a bleeding bruised mass, upon the  rocks two hundred feet below." The  old man shook his head. "I'm something of a liar myself, he said, "and  one is enough in a smull family like,  mine."  His Credit Was Good  A distinguished Irish lawyer, always in impoverished circumstances,  once took Chief Justice Whiteside to  see his magnificently furnished new  house in Dublin.  "Don't, you think,' 'ho said, with a  complacent look about, "that I .deserve great credit for. this?"  "Yes," the judgo answered dryly,  "and you appear to havo got it."...���������/:  "I can't get my wife to listen to n  Troublos of the Rich  "Think, love,"   said   .Mrs.    Gobsa  Golde, "I ordered a dinner gown, and  that tiresome dressmaker has sent mc  a travelling costume."      '  "Well,  what are /ou going to do  about it?" Gobsa Golde demanded.  "Tho only thing   is   for   us to go  abroad again," sho sighed.  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But it would be quite  conceivable that, if an uninitiated person happened 'to call upon t-he real  editor- of that high-class' newspaper,  he might' come away with the idea  that, it was actually and personally  edited by the King of England;  Mr. David Tollemache is the editor  of the "Court Circular," a man well  known in press circles, but it is a  strange coincidence, considering the  appointment he holds, that lib is so  like the King that he has been mistaken for him times without number.  Once when he was dining at a restaurant, in Boulogne,'a posse, of gendarmes had hastily to be sent for to  keep in order the huge crowd which  had assembled to do honor to and  to welcome the King of England, who  thoy thought was paying a sort of  surprise visit to the famous old seaport.   --  Quite a romance could be imagined  with respect to two men who hold  very different'positions in the world,  for if Lord Knollys, the urbane, tactful, kin'dly, polished private secretary  to His Majesty the King, were to wish  it to be understood that he was quietly engaged with his duties in his of-  'fice at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, as the case might be,  where he was occupied upon some  strictly private business for his royal  master, lie could not do better than to  install in his chair, pro tern, Mr. Oscar Parker, the editor of The English  Illustrated Magazine. It does notriol-  low that the journalist would be able  to do the secretary's work, but he  would serve as his substitute so far  as appearance is concerned, for the  two men are strikingly alike both in  feature and figure."  There are two men in public life  who could not be more alike if. instead' of being absolutely unrelated,  they had been twins, and���������a most extraordinary coincidence ��������� these two  gentlemen actually opposed one another in South Hackney in the General Election of 1895. Lord Justice  Moulton���������then Mr. Fletcher Moulton  ���������Senior Wrangler and famous advocate, is a Liberal, and Mr. T. H.  Robertson, who is also a barrister, is  a Conservative, and, it goes without  saying, they did not appear upon the  same platform. But, had they done  so, it "would have been difficult to'tell  the one from the other, and when they  appeared in their respective carriages  ^on election day. the people had .to  look, not at the candidate, but at the  color of the ribbon upon the horses'  heads and driver's whip before they  could make up their minds as to  whether it was their duty to cheer or  to "boo."  The face and figure of Sir Edward  Clarke, the famous advocate, are very  familiar to the English public by reason of his Parliamentary eminence  and the fact that he has been prominent in some of the greatest law cases  of 'modern times. His side-whiskers  and his strong, benevolent face would  make him recognizable anywhere; but  he has a double too, who, probably  quite unconsciously, but nevertheless  with extraordinary fidelity, reproduces  Sir Edward's appearance. In face, figure, general build���������even to the detail of side-whiskers���������Mr. Pritchard,  one of tlie best known of Parliamentary agents, i3. Sir Edward Clarke's  double.  The closest resemblance between  two present members of the House of  Commons is that which exists between  Sir James H. Yoxall, the urbane secretary of the National Union of Teachers and one of our foremost art connoisseurs, and Mr. Russell Rea, the  member for Gloucester. Many a deputation, waiting upon Sir James Yoxall on some educational matter, has  made a mild rush for Mr. Russell Rea,  us he strolled into the lobby, Wholly  unconscious of what awaited him.  The two gentlemen are constantly  "mix������d," but it is a remarkable fact  that the member for Gloucester- is  more often mistaken for the member  for Nottingham West than vice versa.  A Convict's Humor.  The town hall tower at Perth, Western Australia, started in 1876 and finished in 1879, was built by convict  labor, the architect also being a convict. The latter was evidently possessed of a very keen sense of the humorous, for some time after the building was finished (so runs the story,  wliich is generally accepted as true)  the authorities suddenly discovered  that in the small corner windows he  had introduced the broad arrow inverted, and over one. of the windows  the hangman's rope. Yet, although  these are so plain when pointed out,  very few of the thousands who gaze  at this clock day by day are aware of  these facts. To add "interest in local  minds to this subject, it may be added that this building is soon to be  pulled down and a new building erected ou the site.���������Strand.  DISFIGURING TORTURING SKIN TROUBLE  /"  Cannot be Cured by Salves and  Ointments-The Blood Must  be Purified.  A blemished skin irritating sores,  pimples, eczj**ir.a, suit rheum and other  skin disi/rdeia are all signals of distress, telling that your blood is impure  or weal:. You cannot'cure eczema and  nher skin troubles with ointments and  outward applications. These things  may give temporary relief, but cannot  cure, because the trouble is rooted in  th.) blood and f t.n only be removed by  purifying and enriching the blood. Dr.  Williams' tink Pills speedily cure  skin troubles because they enrich,  purify and "build up tlie impoverished  blood that caused thc trouble. As  they feed and cleanse the blood, the  skin grows fair, the bloom of health  returns and new strength is found.  No other medicine has ever had such  wonderful results in curing all diseases clue to bad blood. Miss Elizabeth Gillis',' Kensington, P.E.I., says:  ���������"Words can harcily express how  grateful 1 feel for what Dr. Williams'  iJink Pills have done for mc. For  seven years before I begun their use  I was troubled with salt rheum. My  hands and arms were nearly always a  mass of torturing cracks and sores.  I tried several upctors and spent a  great deal of money without getting  any benefit. Indeed my hands seemed  to be getting worse all* tlie time. Finally my brother persuaded me to give  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a trial and 1  am happy" to say they have completely cured me. I used in all seven  boxes, and I would, not be without  them in a case of this kind if they  cost five dollars a box instead of fifty  cents. I hope my experience will be  of benefit to some other sufferer from  skin trouble."  These Pills are sold by all medicine  dealers or will be sent by mail at 50  cents a box or six boxes for $2.50 by  The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  WANT WEALTHY HUSBANDS.  His Sister���������What do you usually  give to  the waiter,  George?  George���������Oh, if he serves me well, I  give him thc tip of a shilling.^' If  badly, I give him a tip on the races.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  " Ho jack���������Was it muscular   rheumatism you had?  Tomdik���������Yes, very. It threw me on  my back and kept me from getting up  for a month.  A Medical Need Supplied.���������When a  medicine is found that not only acts  upon the stomach, but is so composed  that certain ingredients of it pass unaltered through the stomach to find  action in the bowels, then there is  available a purgative and a cleanser  of great elfectivencss. Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills are of this character  and are the best of all pills. During  the years that they have been-in use  they have established themselves as  no other pill has done.  "Here's an elegant stop watch that  I can let you have at a bargain."  "I've got a stop watch now. What  I want is a watch that doesn't stop."  Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully refreshing for Bath or Toilet. For washing underclothing it is unequalled,  Cleanses and purifies. tf  Confessions of a London Matrimonii  \ Agent.  The,other day a reporter was haying lunch at et famous restaurant in  the Strand, London. Seated' at .'th*  same table was a well-groomed gentleman, with whom he entered into conversation and secured a number of  facts regarding matrimonial -agencies  which  were quite- startling. --,  "You would be- surprised," said my  table companion, "at the amount of  money which iB made in London and  other large, towns by matrimonial  agents who succeed in marrying lady  clients to wealthy husbands..After experiences as a matrimonial agent "ex-^  tending over a period of fifteen years  I have come to the conclusion that  women are far "more business-like and  ambitious in their matrimonial projects than men. And they do_ not  quibble about paying you whatever  fee you may ask���������within reason, of  course���������for securing for them the husband they want.  "About" eighteen months ago a lady  came to me and told me frankly that  she was looking for a husband with  at least $10,000 a year. She was extremely good-looking, accomplished,  and to all outward appearance a lady..  She was. in fact, a governess in a  titled family. To quote her own  words, however, sho was,'sick of the  life,' and wanted to marry ri man who  could provide her with a fairly luxurious home, in return for which she  would help him with his work and  ambitions.  "Husbands with $10,000 a year, of  course, do not prow on gooseberry  bushes, but I felt sure that a lady  with such personal attractions would  have no difficulty in impressing any  man looking for a wife. Ultimately 1  introduced her to a young iron manufacturer with a prosperous business,  who was so smitten with her that  they were married a few, days after  the introduction. The last I heard of-  them was that they were extremely  happy together, and the husband wa.������  never tired of talking about his' wife's  clever business methods.  "I get a lot of letters from lady  clerks, shop girls, and even barmaids,  asking me to introduce them to well-  to-do husbands; but as a 'rule thfv  have little to recommend them, and I  am obliged to tell them that I have  no client who would suit. Of course.  I know that many agencies run 0:1  fraudulent lines make a practice ol  taking fees from such girls, with ne  intention whatever of finding them  husbands. But it would not be worth  my while to do business in that manner."  The usual procedure of a matrimonial agent is to send, in the first place,  a letter on the following lines to a  prospective client:  Dear Madam,���������I am in receipt of  your favor, and am confident that 1  can bring about an early and desirable marriage for you. I have a number of clients who, I am sure, would  be pleased to make your acquaintanc-  with a view to -matrimony. If you  will forward remittance according to  scale of fees stated in circular, I will  at once place you in communication  with a selection of most suitable  clients.--Yours faithfully.  When You're Hoarse Use  UZ BIST fctWMt TW (8JM$iJt9%fiS  Gives immediate relief. The first  dose relieves your aching throat and  allays the irritation. Guaranteed to  contain no opiates. Very palatable.  .All DrtigguU, 25c  A Hard Come.Down  An artist once met by accident an  old model who had once served him  and others of the craft, but had since'  retired from the business. The man  wus then engaged in some menial  capacity at the zoological gardens,  and upon the artist asking him what  he was doing there he replied'in u rather injured and resentful tone:  "What am I a-doin' of? Why, I'm  a-sweepin' out helophants' airt; a  pretty sort of occupation, ain't it, for  a man as has sat for the twelve  Apostles?"  Mr. Jcphson is a calm man, not  easily upset. On one occasion, as his  motor car had come to a sudden stop,  lie crawied underneath to see what  was the matter. Somehow or other  some petrol ignited. A fierce burst of  flame and smoke came forth, enveloping Mr. Jephson. In the midst of tlio  excitement he walked on one' side,  with his usual siow and regular step.  His face was black, his eyebrows and  eyelashes were singed, and what was  left of his hair and his beard was a  sight to behold Someone brought a  mirror and he had a look at himself. "  As usual, he took matters philosophi- .  cally. " Well, "^ he said slowly and deliberately, "I was needing a shave  and my hair cut anyway."  Not  Courting Trouble  "I just had an interview with an applicant for my daughter's hand."  "How did the young chap talk?" _  "His politics were all right, also his  views on medicine and religion."  "Well?"  "So I didn't ask him how he stood  on the polar controversy."���������Louisville  Courier-Journal.  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Distempe.  Jolly  an egotist and  he will jump  any way you want him to.  "What's that? You sold your cow  to Squeers I Don't you know that that  swindler never pays?"  "Ha! But I've got even with him.  I've charged him $5 too much!"  Mrs. Gabbel���������What do you think,  George? When the doctor called the  other day, he asked me to put out my  tongue, and when I did so he quite  hurt me. He-  Mr. Gabbel (interposing)���������Did he  step on it?  "Gentlemen," announced a club  waiter just before 12 o'clock, "a lady  has called who won't-give her name,  but says her husband promised to be  home curly this evening." "Excuse  me, please!" was the simultaneous exclamation of the members present, all  of them rising at once.  Suffragette and Suflraglst.  Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader  of the woman suffrage movement in  England, in the course of a recent  speech defined the difference between  suffragist and suffragette. She pointed her definition with - the story of  two newsboys who were crying in  their papers a meeting of the" suffragists and a "raid" of the suffragettes. One asked the other what was  the difference.  "Well," responded his pal, "a suffragist jist wants the vote, but" the  sunragotto"���������making >(the g hard���������  "she means to get it."  Mrs. Pankhurst told how the name  suffragette had been applied by a  newspaper in contempt and ridiculo,  but that tho women ��������� had turned it  into a title of honor.  FAMILY COUGH SYRUP  Cures Any Cough  in  Five  Hours.  NEW   PRESCRIPTION   HERE.  Here is   given   the   most   effective  cough prescription known to the medi  cal world.   It is a mild laxative, too, ,,1859, when she appeared as Lucia.'  and this is what a body needs when ��������� ������������������ *       ......  suffering with cough ancl cold on the  lungs.   A  An Expensive Inmate  It is estimated that a woman who  has just died at the Hackney Union  Infirmary, East London, where she  had been an inmate for twenty-nine  years, cost the guardians nearly $7,500.  She suffered from delusions, one ol  which was that she owned the work-  houao.  Badly Put  He--'Pon my word, I should hardly  have known you,1 you huvo altered so  much.  Sho (archly)���������For thc hotter or the  worse?  He���������why, you could only alter for  the better.  Mistress���������"1 must get you another  chair for the kitchen, Katie. I sec  you have only one."   Katie���������"Shuro,  cough or cold indicates poisons in the system, causing inflammation'and congestion. Nearly all cough  syrups relieve,' but make the trouble  worse by their constipating effects.  This proscription not only relieves  quickly, but it cures any cough that  is curable. Get one-half ounce fluid  wild cherry bark, one ounce compound  essence cardoil and three ounces  syrup white pine compound. Mix in a  bottle. Take for acute cough or bronchitis twenty drops every half hour  for four hours. Then one-half to one  teaspoonful three or four times daily.  Give children less according to age.  A few hours' treatment will cure and  heal the throat and lungs of all but  consumptives. Cut this out and give  it to some friend who may need it to  be saved from an early death by consumption.        '   '    :       "  John  and   Hannah.  The late Bishop Fowler was a broad-  minded man. Bigotry he abhorred.  Creed, he claimed, should never h������dge  one good Christian from another. Sincere creeds, no matter how.diverse,  should, on the contrary, bind Christians  together.  Bishop Fowler used to tell about a  young couple, John Smith and Hannah Jones  John Smith was a Presbyterian,  Hannah Jones was a Baptist. They  lvsilated about marrying because they  (oared that in after life, wh<m th"  little ones came, religious disputes-  might arise. Thus the years pass������ci.  Neither would renounce their church  John Smith grew bald and Hannah  Jones developed linos about her  mouth and eyes. It was a complete  deadlock,  the world said.  Then John was sent abroad for a  year by his firm to buy fancy goods,  lie and Hannah cirrespond-*d regularly. Toward the year's end, by a remarkable c-iincidence, each received  from the other a letter, the two letters crossing in the mails.   They said ���������  "Friend John,���������The obstacles that  stood in the way of our marriaga hav  at last b"en removed. This day I  was** received in full membership in  the Presbyterian Church.���������Hannah."  "Dearest Hannah,���������We have no  longer any ground for delaying our  union further. 1 united myself this  day with tho Baptist Church���������John."  A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I will send free,  with full instructions, my home..treatment which positively cures Leucor-  rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,  Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian  Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,  Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in  the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney  and Bladder Troubles, where caused  by weakness peculiar to our sex.  You can continue treatment at home  at a cost of only about 12 cents a  week. My book, "Woman's Own Me-'  dical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address, Mrs.  M. Summers, Box H. 77, Windsor,  Ont.  There was an old soldier, who said  to a friend. "My wife does look after  me well. She even takes off my boots  for me." "When you come home from  the club?" the friend asked. "No���������  when I want to go there."  A PlftFECT mm REBEDY.  Endorsed bj thc Enslltb krumalt>^"Laneet,"  - "Science SitUiig*,'1 "Health."  Supplied to BiitJnh Soldiers tn South Africa. -  Far ssllThroat and Gland Trtntbl**, PlenrUy,  Lamps. Abivrtmrt, Old Sor*(, ITIcBri. t-'oloal,  Sklnm>ea<r(, Kef-ma. Fltaplstc, Stiff Joint*,  Kheiifiatlam, t.nmbai;*, fpralm, Bralnna,  rile*, (lols, Sure F������������l and Fra-ft Bite*.  eoid by OtrvgsiutM, fifie. Tiyltwwa.  Fifty Years a Diva.  Adelina Pntti recently celebrated  the fiftieth anniversary of her debut  as "an operatic- singer at the New  York Academy   of   Music,   Nov.   24,  Agents Wasted  to puah ind sell a  full  line   of   The  Wlllmott   Binder*,  Mowers,       Rakos,  Shockers,     Shock  Loadtr������,   Etc.  .Apply  HENRY   W.   KING,  Western   Repreecruative. Regina.  promptly.  Do you trap or buy  Fur������? Iain Canada's  largest dealer, I pay  hig-liestprices. Your  shipments solicited.  I pay mall and express cli.irires; remit  Also Inrs-est dealer in Becfhides,  She   was  then    under    17,  but   had    Sh^skms, etc. Quotations and shlppmg tags  made a public appearance on a con  9  "My husband never ..gets what he  should for his poetry," said tho poet's  wife, with a tinge of sadness.  "Oh, don't be too hard on him!" replied the girl absentmindedly.  cert platform nine years before. In  this year of Patti's operatic debut  Strakosch paid her $100 a week. At  her first operatic appearance in London in 1861 she rnceived $450 a month.  Previous to her marriage in 1869  her earnings never exceeded $G00 a  night, but later when Christine Nils-  son was engaged for $1,000, Patti got  $1,050.  Though these prices cut a small  figure in comparison with those the  present sbngbirds get, it is calculated  that Patti's voice earned her about  $4,000,000.  "^Artist and  Author at Golf.  Mr. Will Owen, the artist, has a  delightful drawing of the caddie  watching a very erratic player, and  remarking to some children who stand  by, "Now, ain't yer glad yer didn't  go to the pantomime?" This he considers his best golf story; but the .following, which he tells at the expense  of himself and.the author of "Many  Cargoes," bears repeating: "Jacobs ,  and I���������both of us regular duffers��������� j  were playing qn the ladies' Jinks at  Deal. The place was rather deserted,  and v/e had two small caddies.  Jacobs (to his caddie): 'Do you get  many people playing here?' Caddie:  'No, sir, we don't���������only ladies and old  gentlemen wot can't play'."���������Strund  MiiKtuine.  JOHN  HALLAM, TORONTO  Suitor���������If you reject mc, I shall  shoot myself.  Actress���������Oh, how lovely! In that  case thc manager will give me a better  role.���������Simplicissmus.  She (at the theatre)���������".! don't understand what the detective is supposed  to bo doing in this piece." The Dru-  matic Critic (wearily)���������"I fancy he is  looking for the plot."  "How do you think a ploy on avia*  tion would take?"  "Black Knight" Is a joy to  every woman who takes pride in  her home.  It enables her to have tlie  stoves always clean, freshly  polbhed lind brilliantly black.  "Black Knight" i.i ready to use  ���������ensily applied���������and a few rubs  brings a mirror-like polish.     -  "Black  Knight"  does away'  with all the hard work and dirty  work of stove polishing.  If your dealer uliouM not have  "DIac-.-. Knlc-lit", wewtlfscmlyuu  ��������� large can, postpaid, tor ioc.  The F. F. Dallcy Co. limited.  HAMILTON, Out. 2-1 ���������*y.ji"*ifv  i   '-���������*. "*������������? '.''-'��������� ���������>*,*!  -*p-;j.;^-:o  (���������-: .-.r---V'-   -.-  "*--������*"  .. .-">..  ������*..--t...  uAM/i.^d^^WL^rjsLun^wclsu^i^-',  ^'i'^r-^'-':Al-*v-!  THE    LEDGE.    GREENWOOD.    BRITISH'   COLUMBIA.  The  Union  }4otel  Eholt, B. C.  A COMFORTABLE  HOSTELRY  John R. JWejVI aster  Proprietor.  One Pelton Water- Wheel, 3 feet  diameter, with shaft, boxing and  nozzle.  Ona Automatic Ball and Spring  Engine Governor for '.i-h inch steam  pipe.    Apply to  R. ELLIOTT, Kaslo, RC.  nelson, B. fr  GEO. I*.  WISI.J.S, rrupi-iclor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  mt^^i^i^mt^mm  ������e������      - j!S3  PHOENIX ������������  The nearest hotel to the *C  Granby mines. One of the *M  largest dining rooms in the 1>XJ  city. The bar is replete Qy  with nerve bracers of all \<  kinds, and the most fra- fj������;  . grant cigars. Drop up and t  see ine. i"  A. 0. JOHNSON    i  rnoi'JtiKToi-. A  Oli/  . Float, is not a- peiiodieal.  It is a hook contaiuing S6  iiiustrations  nil told, and  is lilh'd with sketches and  stories of western life.    Ifc  trll.s how a gambler cashed  in lifter the Hush days of  Raudon ; how ifc rained in  New  Denver   long   after  Noah  was  dead ;   how a  parson   took  a   drink   at  Hear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in   ;D3 ;   how  the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roam higs   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    Ifc  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   ifc  are   printed  three  western  poems, and doz-  ens'ofarticles too numerous to mention.    Send for  one before ifc is too late.  The   price   is   2o   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world.    Address   all   letters to  T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $i a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $?.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.    *  GREENWOOD B    C. PM3 21,   19IO.  A blue mark here indicates that.  your   Subscription   I1113  become   deceased,   and  that tho editor   would  once more like  to commune with  your collateral.  The lirst class powers should  unite and put a stop to the depopulating war in Nicaragua. In  one engagement last week fourteen  lives were losfc.  J. R. Cameron.  It is said the slot machine man  will apply for a board of arbitration and conciliation, on the ground  of discrimination by the city council of Phoenix against his machines  in favor of pinocle, sluil, draw,  black-jack, hole card, and other  harmless recreations.  Leading Tailor'of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  $$*  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. 0. Ztelin ������ go., nelson  Cfeenoiood, B. C.  The oldest hotel iu the city, and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals_equal to anv in the  city, and the bar sppplics only the best.  Corner of Greeuwood and Government  streets.  J. W. kelson  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening   Night-Caps.  Buttermilk a specialty during the  warm season.  Dempsey, & Rippeto.  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.  R. V.'CHISHOLM, PuopitiKTOii.  .    MINJ-JItxYL ACT l~~-  Certificate of Improvements  NO TICK  Colby Mincrul Clni:n, sitn.-ito in the Greenwood  Minim; Division of Yule District.   Where  located: On Kelly (Jreek, Similkameen District.  TAKE NOTICE ithat we. Wm  T. Smith and  George D.'Cunningham.- Free Miner's Certificate:)-Nos.  B7;il<;.l ami Biirfll,'.intend, sixty  (liuf*  from  the  date  hereof,  to  apply to the  Mining iRecordr-r  for a Certificate of Iiimrove-  incuts, for the purposo of obtaiulnjr a Crown  Gr.-int to the nliove claim.  And further take  notice that action,   niider  section   37.  must   lie  commenced  before  tue  issuance of such Ceitilicatc.'rt' Improvement*  Dated this nth day of February, A. D.HHO.  SIMILKAMEEN    LAND   DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  TuVe-Notice that I,  Mark Christeusen.   of  b wniiary Fails, fanner, intend to apply for per-, raising and commercial interest in  mission .to  iiuri'liiiso .the. following described ~  land: CoinmeuuliiK at a post planted at the  north east corner of T. b ijll . on Ihe east of  Boundary Fnlls, thonco north Tl eluius, thenee  wc'tiOcliJin3, thenco south ���������!:> chains, thence  enst-'O chains to the point of commencement,  containing 81 acres more or less.  Dated the 10th day of January, ml').  MARK. CHKISTENSEN.  WATER NOTICE*  THE HOTEL GRANBY  Is pleasantly situated in the heart  of Grand Forks, and is convenient  to all the leading financial and  commercial institutiiins ofthe city.  /Travelers will find ifc a comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  The  n  Motel  Has home cooking and home-made  preserved fruit.  Sunday Dinners a Specialty.  Mealioerved from 6 a/ m. to'.) p. rn.  'A Barin Connection.  Plenty of warm/ clean and pleasant'  NOTICE Is hereby Riven that an application will he made under Part V of the " Water  Act, HID," to olilni-i a licence in the Similkameen Division of Visit! District.  (a) The names, addresses und Occupations of  the applicants aro : Genre]'. Cook, of Anaconda,  B.C., Fref .Miner's Certillentc N'o. I! 2(UHi!). and  II.1-". Jones, jf Anaconda 1.1, C, Freo Miner's  Certilieato No. It iiS'171.  (b) Tho naiiio of the lake, stream or source is  Siirpentlue fditto, ������i> .Siirpciitino [-'motional  Mineral Claim, Central Camp, Greenwood  Minim; Division,  (c) The point of diversion is We it end of said  Lake. .  ' '        ,  (dj The quantity of water applied for is S  cubic feet Per socnnil.  (u) Tlm clmmctt-i- 'f tlie proitoned ivorku:  Water will he used by means of a dam, ditch,  flume, pipe, and ..tlier necessary appli incts.  (f) The premises on which v.-ntor is to be used:  On tho said Siirpentiu,! I-'rac.ti .mil Miner.1  Claim and surrounding mineral claims of said  Central Camp.  (p) The p-irposes for which water Is to be used:  MUlillRilwlMllllllB.  (i) If the'water is .to bo used for power or mln-  Iiiff purposes describe the place where the water  Is to lie returned to noino natural channel, and  iho dUTimiuce In altitude between point of di-  vo'rsi n i,nil point .nf lotiirn: I) iitirl..s Creek,  on Lntly i f the linlte.MiitoriilCliiini. 2,IKX) feet.  (k) This notice wns |������i8ti-d on tlie 8th day of  January, iiiln, und application will he made to  the Couiinls-.ijuer ou tliu lAfcti duy of March,  IIIKI.I '  (I) Give llm nainai and nddre isc.i of any ri-  imrlim pr-prie.'oi-s r i- iiceiisus who or whose  liiiut.i iii-u l.'l.rr'y lo l,e iiIm-i ri-iljiy the prop-wi-il  works, citln.-i- i.Iiijvo orjiclow the outlet: Only  Hie applicants,     . (j'KnKOK COOK,''  II, !���������'. .IONICS,  Aimejiida, II. 0,  . LOWEIY'S CLAIM,  . Durinif llu'37 month*-tlmt Lowery's  /.i.iliii H-i'M on i'iii-tli it did bu.iinijH-.Hli  ivur   lib)   world.     It wns   tho  most  iiii<|ii(!, independent ond fearhwi joiir-  i;il over produced iiiL'aimda    Political  and tluiolo^ic-iil enemies pumied it with  dm V'-noni of a rattl-'Hiiwke until the  j-ovHi'iiriuuit  ehtlt  it'otit, of tlio mailM,  nnd its editor i:cn.i������(l   to   publish   It,  paitly on account of a'lazy liver and  partly lioc.itiHu It takes a pilo'.of monuy  to run ������ puper thai lo nut'nwr-d. There  ire fltill 2.0 different editioiiH of this con-  In an interview at the coast J.  A. Mara is reported as saying that  he and tho chairman of tho conciliation hoard would make a joint  report to Ottawa. Ifc would be a  pleasing variation were the chairman and company arbitrator nofe  not to] make a ''joint" report. Ifc  might, indeed, establish a precedent aud give the Lemieux Act a  respectable standing in the country.  In his annual report Newman  Erb, president of the B. C, Copper  company, says : "As soon as the  capacity of the plant has been increased and the additional ore supplies made available, the directors  may he expected to make a distribution of profits." This will, be  pleasant reading for shareholders.  There is a defiuiteness about ifc that  must appeal to,. local holders of  stock. Although similar announcements have previously been made,  the shareholders have tlie satisfaction of knowing they are no farther  away from dividends than the}'  were a year ago.  In another column is a letter  from J. R. Jackson, member for  Greenwood riding, in reference to  appropriation for agricultural exhibition. As Greenwood is the  business center of the district, the  city council and board of trade  should take the question up and  endeavor to have the exhibition  held here. No doubt fifteen hundred or two thousand dollars could  be raised for the exhibition, and  this might prove an inducement  to the officers of the agricultural  society. It wonld,; of course, be  to the interest of both the city and  the society to make the exhibition  a success. Iu this the city could  furnish a larger amount of cash  than any other point in the district, and cash means prizes. A  pennant organization might also  be effocted, tending to bring the  agricultural,, horticultural,  stock  1910 is a hard cash, practical proposition,    y '  One real advantage of closing  the postofiice on Sunday is that it  prevents your receiving annoying  bills for a whole day.���������The Moyie  Leader.      Joseph Martin's parliamentary'  experience will now extend from  Westminster back to Winnipeg,  where the reporters sat in the gallery in .their shirt sleeves, and  hailed a p-ige from the floor of the  house by hitting him with a wad  of paper.���������Toronto Star.  Profcssor'Wilhelm Ostwald, winner of this yea's Noebel prize for  chemistry, has recently had something interesting to say on the relation of women to science.. He  holds that during the last two or  three decades enough women have  studied scieiico at universities and  high schools to make it a fair test  whether they aro capable of first-  class achievements in tlie domain  of pure science, and he holds that  the answer is negative.  Tlie Lord's JJ.iy Alliance were  given rope enough to hang themselves when their request to have  postoifice lobbies locked on Bun-  days was granted and the regulation enforced. The senseless pettiness of the thing so soon became  apparent to the general public that  a storm of protest has gone up all  over tho country against tbe arrangement, and the Alliance will  find that their stupid meddling in  this matter has dono them more  harm than thoy can undo for many  years to come.���������Hedley Gazette.  -   Tn commenting upon  the tariff  on wool the' Toronto   Weekly Suu  says: "Thus once more is established the soundness of the proposition laid down by Alfred Jury iu  the  National  Policy  campaign of  1S7S,  that   you   can   protect the  manufacturer by means of a tariff  but that you  cannot protect the  labor employed  by  him.    The laborer is obliged to sell his product  in  competition   with  the  hihn; -*-f;  the whole world : aud wh;it i-- u-ue j  of the laborer is true of the (Jasn I  dian  farmer also, and wiil '������������������<" n-.i   i  so long as we have a stir;i!>i- >."'.'  nadian   agricultural   pr-l-.i-r     ;'  export."-  ._  Under.the uewprovincial Lvj.i.j,-  License.Act the annual wh< iV.-iio  license is.������300r with an a:id*'d 1'iv  of S15" for inspection.- The re'tail  license fees are fixed on a sliding  scale according to the population  within a ratlins nf one mile of rhe  hotel for wliich i!io lic-i-u.-i; is  sought. If there are upwards of a  thousand male adult inhabitants of  the Caucasian race, the fee is S300.  If there are upwards of 500, but  less than 1,000 the fee, is ������200 ; if  there are less than 500, the fee is  $125 All licenses expire on December 31st in each year. No hotel lieense is to be granted within a  radius of 300 feet of a church,  school or college.  SKIPPED THREE DAYS   ,  The mother of the twins found  them fightiug 'furiously, says The  Housekeeper. Willie, the larger  twin. wa8 on top. He waa beating  Charlie about the face and head.  "Why, Willie, how dare you  strike your brother like- that!"  cried the mother, taking' the boy  by the ear and pulling him off. .  "I had good cause to strike  him," answered Willie..1",  "What   do   you'meau?!'" she  "Why," ' said Willie " with 'a  righteous air, "didn't I let him  use my Bled all last Saturday on  condition that he'd say my prayers  for me all this week, and here I've*  just found out thit ne's skipped  three days."  The Royal Seal, cigar has been  before tho smoking public for a  dozen years. It is mideih Nelson  and can bo bought in "nearly every  mountain town.  Ifc is a pity that wo din'li reverse  things and start at the top. It  would be so easy to reach the  bottom.  Even wlinn a girl turns a young  man down he cannot, hi'lp admiring her judgment.  What a lot of time we waste in  wondering about things that are  none of our business.  A/9, -ty*&/*tVVVfe'fe%'%'>V?MtVfe^/$'1sV't^  At ��������� Craig's, Cash Store -'  t  ���������-   Quality is acknowledged,  purity  guaranteed.    Inspect,  ,.-   our stock and-see our big reductions. - It's our quality  that attracts,- and our prices that  sell;   This   week's  ���������   Specials:        - ' '..'"'"  Men's heavy-untearable Tweed Pant?, $3.00, this week; $2.60;'  Eegatta Shirts (Neat Patterns) - - - .- 61.75, this week, $0.90 "���������  Before moving into our New Store we are'determined to  reduce our immense stock, not on a 5 per cent..reduction  bisis, but buying here means saving money. .   '     $  *   We Lead, Others Try to Follow.  I  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  It frequently happens that a  man doesn't: appreciate juntice  when he gt-t1-- it.  ine-s���������unless  fi*i*  minding  Mind y.\iv f<ivn  Im-  you art- jji-'ti'ig   jmid  other pt'iij-l.-'i.  Souif   nu-ii  ar.*   hmiKSl.   l.-i.'o:  thf*y "nre u,r, i.oor w !������������������������> wtbirv.  C. M.  in-  We.  in--(J.  on one -f  carti" ii; c  knot'ki .;>  tin!   -      ���������  r.>���������.'..           .)  ilti        Wl.l  lll.-.llTll   i  I) ��������� -.-Id-Miii v;;',:<  ' )'.'��������� I Ti-l-ilty  ������������������Viiil.-"  Ii-- r*h I'w  /ore!  ft,!!'!'.*"  r.--Ki'.l:/ <V l".r  BHRNS'-&-.G0.$  Dealers in Fresh and Salt MeatsJFish, ������  and Poultry.   Shops in nearly all the \  towns-of Boundary and Kootenay.  wrs ������:*! r������v* cryn  #X\ S?"* /TO >'-*1 ���������>*��������� fcv"  ������5 i H&ls. 1  ui-  on  &       "3-J  ;������V%^%^^-<  rie  ���������y-&''&^'tl^^������$r-^S&-lk.'fb.%S&  ;i!.".   r  ���������"in .-���������.)������������������  cV '>.-  :-. n;- .'load  ��������� ���������)���������" fJmsn,  .ii-]-f.iii;  mi   hi-  i !  ���������il- ;  I:  ���������Y.trsfxl in f.h<* !><'  i--"iz  'i-tttiire (i'  MIGHT "SGHOOL  demned journal In print.   Send 10cents  rooma at rca8flnahlertM  touch with each other, resulting  in mutual benefit, financially and  socially,  We read daily in the newspapers  of men being imprisoned for obtaining money under false pretenses.    It is surely as great a crime  to obtain labor under false pretenses.     Companies   and   promoters  have, in all parts of the province,  hired miners to develop properties.  If the properties showed  up  well  enough  for a sale, the men were  paid ; if they were wildcats, the  men got left.   .This hiring of men  without funds to pay them, is just  the same as issuing a cheque without a bank account.    The one is  not punishable, the other is.    Thc  man who obtains labor under false  pretenses should  receive the same  punishment as the man who obtains money under false pretenses.  U   working  men   would   do less  talking and more thinking legislation could ho obtained of practical  benefit.    Legislation should brj introduced imposing the same penalty  on the person who steals labor as  on  the person  who steals money.  Labor   representatives   in   parliament are, asarule, idealists.   They  are always looking  forward to a  Utopia, but haven't the practical  common sense to prepare for that,  much de-tired end  by introducing  legislation   that will  remove   the  rasc.-ilrf fri'in  trail leading to government in the intercuts of all the  people,      Half of the unionists in  Ih-itish    Columbia are much like  the Adventists, who decide on tha  time, climb a hill, .crack.their heels  together, let put a hallelujah and  expect to pop head hYrifc into heaven.  Some of the unionists read a-tract,  get out. 6ii,'the.street,- let a yell and  expect to' butt head first iulpan  economic-   heaven    without   any  preparation for it.!  Practical legis-  legislation that will safeguard their,  rights is what the workers reqdire.  Thoiway to get this is to make a  plain .sta  Conservative Convention  For the big Conservative conservative convention in Ottawa no  more than twenty delegates are to  be chosen in each ridine in addition to the Conservative . members  of parliament. This has been de  decided upon by the committee of  fifty whiqh recently met -at the  capital to arrange for the convention. R. L. Borden, leader of the  opposition, has Jbeen given- authority to invite to the convention  all Conservative ministers of the  crown in the various provinces and  such other prominent men as he  mighfe think best. Delegates will  be elected not later than March  15th and the convention will be  held Jun������ lofch aud IGfch.  If I can get- the promise of  enough students I intend to start  a night school in Greenwood to  teach Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Special attention' will be  given to foreigners requiring a  working education in English.  J. RONALD,  Box 35, Greenwood.  GREENWOOD  and MIDWAY  . .i  ii (  Com  ��������� r'.' -. .'h* i*ii_. i-hv. within  .���������i-i! ;li !i-fu'v'-, n-,-r-:i. ii rants,  ;: . i-i .-���������.-.' '.���������fli-'--. .-ie. "Tht* build  ��������� ��������� ��������� "ii .- -. ...--. - . -.1 '.������������������* H i-.di.-i'tir  io l'h>- i)ti coiii,-:i - i-.''^" v.unity  vl-i'.-ii iii-.ri >lisni!"d i)i>-.---i*.-i.gi'.s suit-'  fa- ti*.- of a cosmopolitan population.  ���������iu and have soini'thfng.  !  J. H. GOODEVE - - - PROPRIETOR  g,"cg<aea<������o������pC'������������a>ao-������&o8o<wc������*9������ ������ eoaeeoaBtwocoeocaegcaeeao'  i Greenwood, is the home for workingmen of all nations.   It is  i convenient to the smelter on' the hill.    The' dining room is sup-  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  it 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. J. MoDonell.  ALEX.   STEWART  EHOi-T    B.   C.  Dealer in Drugs, Stationery and  Fancy Goods. Prescriptions compounded with careful promptness.  Orders by mail receive prompt-  attention.  plied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains the  best wet goods in the market. Electric lights all over the  premises.    Hot and cold baths.  Qfa  Lofstad,   Proprietor  She Ruled, After All.  A   young   man,  recently   married, asked his father:  "Father, who should bo boss, I  or my wife?" '  " the old man smiled and said :  " Hero are one hundred chickens and a team of horses. Hitch  up the horses, load tho chickens  into the wagon, and wherever you  can find'a man and wifo stop and  make thc inquiry as to who is boes.  Wherever you find a woman running things leave a chicken. If  you come to a place where the  man is in control give him one of  the horses."  After seventy-nine  chickens "h-cl  been disposed of the young   ������������������  reached a fine  looking  hom  made tho usual inquiry.  " I'm'the boss of tlrs  said the man.  "Show me." was the '������������������.������������������/  So the wifo was  callt������������������'     ������������������      >.  firmed the husband'H a*-"- ��������� ,  " Tako   whichever    .r.*t-'.-  want,"   was   the   reply,  and  husband said :  "I'll take the bay."  But tho wife didn't like the bay  horse, so she called the. husband  aside and talked to him. lie returned and said :    .'  "I believe I'll take the gray  horse."  " Nofc much," said Missouri,  " You will take a chicken."  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyok,  Nelaon, R. ('.  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  TIIK    It  K  Sail-lori    ���������'!   ���������  bracer- ;':i i.-'"  >���������<  trtin   tr-'..     >���������   :r..  ({IfK'l Oi ..'!!: ,   ,.n    ���������  ���������ipir*1     ������������������   ������������������  M *���������* r   ii-.  \<;1-    . ������      .   ���������  t-rir.iii ii -tl En-   -1  i^ untiling- vi !|  e.vi-i'i-i tin- 'jit'il ���������  .'i.iji  I"'.'   'if   IILTVl-  '  iin [niniiii-  -I.   M'i'V.       4  Tt:  Far away fields are usually thought lo be green.  This is prolvbly why ,c;<> mnpy people ia the  Honnd;ir\ am con^iititiy bu\ inti" real CMUite and  fV-ir* i'voiw iho district in which tiir-v live,  ii..t put >mn. of your sp>^0't!afiuu iiit-iu-y In  Vi'irii'i -. tv rl '������������������: ;\ f'-w mile*- of vi>u?' n'.vn door, it nil  ^������������������"'fii       -'. :-������������������   '.-d   fh-.- c-"j,ii- ���������,'   in   '.vii;i;ii   von  sto-1;  Wmv  l'i-> (.'lilli--  I  ','���������*���������.V     ���������  .      .,) ...  '  ill ;ili:  ; ;i   A'^'o 'r>".'ii-j'  ��������� ���������{���������..'���������.-inizf d ir-df-r  ���������-���������������������������   ;l   (.-afiitn  I'.i.n  it'  ���������iN*.  '1 ���������-.'������������������,��������� J*  ii'i.nnvo'icl  .   t^imbiM,  ������,'  i  >-  ���������-.i-i ������  K  ii 11  A  i.p.  '���������j /d  y.i'l  thl-  V  H /  I        ..-  iiii.in.  ...  lilllllitii-iiri'-,    \ i  iiiii:;-  ver, fjriii'ili C'tlunilii.-i.  Henry Kd-^n  Di-.i-  l'ii>l>r.  For Sale���������A large heating stove  and pipes. Must be sold at a bargain in order to make room for  more important material. Apply  at Ledge oflico. - ���������   .' '  .���������'. A. man's memory serves bim well  when it enables him to forget the  thingp he doesn't care to remember  Even a woman  TJIfci    I'HOrjNCST   (!OiJ2I.    ;  Grand foi-kn. i.s a l-ir-*-o three-  ������*t<������i*y .l������ri*rk iii'ti-l.. tli'it.'-*rovirieH  Ilu.' pililic -.villi go-id. iiu-hIh and  lileasniit rooms. A new building  but the Haine old rates.  Emil 1. a men, Proprietor,  L.iKKVIKW   IIOTKL       '  in Nt-lson, B. C, employs all  white help nnd is a home for the  world at jt.00 n day.  K. Ti, Orlllltls, l'roprletor.  i.  .pst  tunnid  ..11 :.*���������  -I -p  ' V   i.vi i  to tap  nr-i  a  'ii-,','  ^ifiiioo.  < idi-  The  TIUS   KASLO   IIOTKL  KbhIo, B. C���������   is a  eomfurtnble  homo for all who travel to tlmt  - ' city. - ���������        "   ��������� '   '  Ooelclo Sc Pupworln.  SHnnitnooitK HOUSK  Nelson; B C   Ono minute's walk  I.I- ' ���������'   '      -rl *  ���������n'.' ->'[\ '.vimr ��������������� ��������� ilu:  ...;_.i^fj<l in lU.Kiinu ,-i .'J.OoO-lbol;  all these loads at jjreat depth. Every  indication is favorable to the striking of valiiabio  deposits of ore, and the time to invest is now,  S:'Cn as ore is encountered at great depth the price  of stock will ascend rapidly and the chances of  making big money out of a small investment will  not be so good. The time to speculate is when  things are beginning. The success of this big  tunnel means great wealth for the investors and  increased prosperity for the entire district  Investors and visitors to the district are cordially  invited to inspect the properties and view the work  being done in the tunnel. For further particulars  address the president or secretary.  OLA LOFSTAD, ���������������      A. 5. BLACK,    '  ', -,   ,     ,,,...T....-.--        i-i        -i t r-r   -i-   r*t 'ijifi+D-ir;  ������������������v-


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