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 fay*.  7-:  6A-  :<>:>  Vol.   XVI.  GREENWOOD, B. C.,'THURSDAY; JULY 15,, 1909.  No. 1  Passing Throngi  council; were'iu favor of granting him to consciousness, and  he died  these licenses but adjourned until about one o'clock Friday morning.  -.nrmn-T m or(ier to outa*��������� | Deceased was born  in New York  , Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with, steam 'and  lighted by-electricity. Excellent .sample  rooms. s The bar is always abreast" of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  , at any hour, day or night.  McClung &  Goodeve,   Propr's.  ��������� ���������'.-    James Buchanan & Co's   "-  BLACK AUU WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF COfVSIVSuNS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.    ������  *99**99y9G99Q9*999999e9*990999999e*999999999999999&  ���������*  PHOENIX, B. 0.  . Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the- service of those in-search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms aro the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -       PROPRIETOR  /  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  tt09999Q99O999^999999Q99999ti&QQ&CQQ9Q9QQ98999t%QQQi  All was quiet in Bridesville unon  tbe 12th of July.,  The coal atrike on T;he Crow is  pot yet settled, and may continue  indefinitely.  ' Owen Boyer paid a visit to West-  bridge this week.  _ Saturday was payday in the various Boundary camps'.  Chess and checkers are becoming very popular in Greenwood.  Chas. Russell left last week to  take a position in Grand Forks.  ' John H. East, the Midway fruit  rancher, was a visitor in .the city  this week.        l���������  A farewell dance was given to  Miss Lena Corbett in Eholt last  Friday evening.  J. P. McLeod, barrister, left last  week for a' short visit ^to Seattle  and other coast cities.  K. C. B. Frith has returned  from a very.pleasant visit to Seattle and other points.  John Prescott came up from' the  Bruce miue near Midway Tuesday  and returned the same day.-  Joe Burke came in last week  from the West Fork where he has  been working on the Bounty Fraction. .  J. E. McAllister, Mrs. McAllister aud son left Saturday to spend  some time on their ranch in the  Okanagan.  The.New Dominion Copper company expect to resume operations  at'their mines and smelter within  thirty days.  - H. C. JHastings came in from  Trail this week. At one time he  was master mechanic at" the  Boundary Falls smelter.  Harry * He-war, for-a long time  night chef at the Pacific will go  east to fipend four months at a  veterinary college in Ontario.  E. Lewis of Walla Walla arrived in the city this week to attend the funeral of his father-in-  law, the late Albert L. White.  * - W.- Johns lof ..the Gordon hotel  has a flock of. eiglit young pheasants hatched from a dozen eggs  that he received from Oregon this  spring.  On the 12th inst. a marriage license was tissued at the government office to Henry Paul Cramer  and Minnie Stubble, both of Ha-  villah, Wash.  Superintendent Mcintosh and  Mrs.- Mcintosh returned to the  Mother Lode last week after a  month spent at the Seattle fair and  other coast points.  Tuesday night about 12 o'clock  afire started in the McBride build-  [ ing on Copper street. It took the  brigade about an hour to put it  out.   The loss will be about $1500.  J. T. Beattie and bride returned  from their' wedding trip Monday  and Tuesday evening were serenaded by the youth of the city. The  music was not clasical, but classy.  The heavy rains during the past  week _have greatly benefitted the  crops, especially on the higher  ground. West of Greenwc-pd the  hay crop will be short on^ the  lower levels.  In the Argo tunnel signs of the  vicinity of a lead are already showing in the face of the tunnel. The  work is progressing very rapidly  with three shifts and the blasting  is heard distinctly all over tho  city.  Dr. W. E. Spankie has opened  an office in Calgary, where ho will  practice his profession and take an  interest in politics. He is one of  the most enthusiastic politicians iu  the West and may some day bo  premier of Alberta.  J. C. Henderson and Thos. Ker-  meen of Eholt returned Monday  from a prospecting trip up the  West Fork. Next week they will  commence work on tho Great  Laxey group near Eholt.  In Phoenix last Sunday the following officers of the Scandinavian society were installed : President, Chas. Hagan; Vice-President, John Andersen ; Recording  Secretaryj-'Gus Ericsou ; Financial  Secretary, Emil Carlson ; Treas.,  Albin Almstrom.  this morning  legal advice.  Dr.  S.  S. .Oppenheimer  leaves  this week for. Spokane where he  will practice ' his profession.   The  doctor has been a resident of the  city for the past eleven years and  has been exceptionally successful)  in his practice.    The larger city  to which; he is going will give a  greater scope, for the exceptional talents which he undoubtedly posses"-'  ses.    He will : be  greatly missed  here   professionally   as  also   will I  Mrs.   Oppenheimer   socially,   and  both have the best wishes of many  warm friends in the Boundary district for continued prosperity.  state and early in life came west.  He had been a resident, of Greenwood for about ten years, was energetic, affable and an enthusiastic  hunter and fisherman. A widow,  three sons and thiee daughters  snrvive him. The funeral took  place Tuesday last to Greenwood  Western Float  This month work will be resumed on the Le Roi in Rossland.  The St. Eugene mine at Moyie  now pays in cash instead of  cheques.    At ,the bank the  men  cemetery, his three sons and one get their wages in an envelooe  daughter, Mrs. E. Lewis of Walla  -Walla, being present. The pallbearers were H. L. Morgan, Paul  Meacham, John Prescott, J. P,  Flood, D. Good and J. W. Nelson.  A Few Corrections.  Greenwood, B. C, July 13.  Editor Ledge : Judge Wilson,  chairman of the conciliation board  that recently sat in-this city', made  the statement iii his report*that he  was appointed '.'at the earnest solicitation  of both-parties."   The  following   telegrams    will   prove  clearly that the statement is not  correct: ; '  .   Nelson, B. C.V.April 24, 1909.  To John Mclnnis, M. P. P., Phoenix, B. C-: /  CaDnot accept Bulmer,   Suggest  Judge Wilson of Nelson.    Answer  Strathcona Hotel.  Edward Ckoxyn.  April 25, 1909.  Edward Cronyn, Strathcona Hotel,  Nelson, B. G: '  Cannot accept Wilson.   Suggest  A���������S. Shilland, Sandon, B. C.  *' Jonsr McInnis.  In case the arbitrators appointed  by the company and the union cannot agree on a third, the Lemieux  Act   provides   that the chairman  shall be appointed by the government.    As John Mclnnes persistently refused to agree to Judge  Wilson, he (Judge Wilson was appointed by the government,  and  was in no way appointed ���������' at the  earnest solicitation of both parties."  ��������� John Mclnnis lias embodied in  his report the statement that the  representatives of the B. C. Copper company refused  to meet the  officers of the union and attempt  to reach a working agreement.  .Iu  the issue of the,.Boundary Creek  Times, dated "June, 25th,  a" telegram from Judge Wilson is published denying this statement.  Following is an affidavit from  Geo. Heatherton, secretary 'of  Greenwood Miners' union, which  may throw some light on this subject:  I, George Heatherton, of Greenwood, B. C, secretary of Greenwood Miners' union No. 22, W. F.  M., do solemnly declare :  1.    That on the evening of May  Gth,  1909,  Judge Wilson,  chairman of the investigation and conciliation    board,    lately   held   in  Greenwood,  asked T.   Y. McKay  and myself to meet him at   the  court house iu Greenwood at about  9:30 a.  m.   on May 7th, and he  told us he had asked John Mclnnis,  Edward  Cronyn,-aud the  representatives of the B. C. Copper company to meet us there to  see if  we  could   not  adjust the  grievances    between    Greenwood  Miness' union and tho B. C. Copper company.  2. > John Mclnnis, T. Y. McKay, Judge Wilson and myself  were  there on time  and waited  In Memory of Our Father.  Another link is severed  From our family chain.  No aching- heart or trembling hand  Can wold it bock again.  Two months ago In prime of life  Our sister passed away,  And now in his declining: years  Our father old and gray.  F. J. Deane has sold his residence in Nelson and gono to live  in Vancouver.  A marble government building  is to be erected in Kaslo.  JoHie Shaw, whose father lias a  ranch in 8heep Creek valley, rode  40 miles in one day to get medicine,  for a sick horse.    She is only 13  years old.  A silver-tip grizzly was recently  shot   near   Dawson   whose   hide  Hon.   W.   J.   Bowser was  presented to King Edward a few days-  ago.    He will speak to us all when  he returns. -  Premier  McBride has one of the-  best memories in the province.  The Home and Imperial banks  will erect buildings in Fernie.  Experts say that copper will be  10 cents in September.    Just nbw  the   bears . are   hammering. down .  the price.  Jack Skinner is liable to get life  in jail for looting a safe receutly  when Cobalt was burning down.,  J. Hamraar, late of Grand Forks,  has bought a meat shop in Chilli- *  wack. =  A double-compartment shaft is  to be started ou on  the  Blue Bird  at Rossland.    The ore in this mine   '  averages about $30 to the ton.  It is now reported that the Ea- * -  No more on the banks of the Boundary  With its brimming-, crystal tide,  Will we see our patient father  Plodding along its side.  No more will ho climb the rng-ged steepB  When the -mows of winter fall,  Nor answer to the name of "Daddie"  As he did when we used *o call.  In the midst of the summer sunshine,  ' Or the winter's bitter cold,  Our loved ones are taken from us  Alike theyoung and the old.  As we lay his lifeless body  Beneath the cruinl>li_g-"clay,  We thank or God 'twas in his home  That father passed away.  Odd Fellows Install.  Tuesday evening the officers of  Boundary Valley lodge No. 38, I.  O. O. F., were installed by Frank  McDougall, D. D. G. M., of Phoenix,-assisted  by C.  H.  Cook' of  Phoenix as Grand Marshall ��������� W.  B.  Fleming, Grand Wardeu ; W.  Elson; Grand Secretary, and G. B.  Taylor, Grand Trea.    After lodge  an excellent banquet, furnished by  the ladies of the Rebekah lodge,  was   served.     Following are the  names of those installed :  A. Logan, N. G.   -  Fred  B. Holmes (P. G.), V. G.  F. Edward Brown, RL S.  G. B. Taylor (P. G.), F. S.  A. E. Braithwaite (P. G.), T.  Howard-Logan, W..,----   .  D. A. McDonald (P. G.), C.  W. B.   Fleming  (P.   G.), R. S.  N. G.  R. J. Sanders, L. S. N. G.  Arthur Jayncs, R. S. V. G.  Geo. Clerf, R. S. S.  W. Watson, L. S. S.  Geo. Patterson, I. G.  W. Elson (P. G.) O. G.  Rebekahs Install.  .."���������������    _,_t������    Asawauu   wuose   uiae         ��������� ������._.���������������������������,*_  measured nine feet and eight inches ton company will, put in a store at  from tip to tip. , Nelson.  Greonwood, is the homo for workingtnen of all nations. It is  convenient to the smelter on the hill, The dining room is supplied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains the  best wet goods in the market. Electric lights all over tho  premises.   Hot and cold baths.  Oia Lofstad,   Proprietor  There aro no now developments  in the local strike situation. Negotiation have been going on for  some days which may lead to a  settlement of differences between  tho union and the company. The  settlement will be a permanent  ono when it is reached. Only those  directly interested aro taking part  in the dispute.  In Phoenix this weok, acting  upon a largely signed petition, tho  license commissioners cut out the  licenses of tho following hotels:  Mint, Norden, Maple Leaf, Golden  Cottage, Stomwinder and Summit.  I At n meeting last night the  ?itf^wi*ai*M^  about an hour or more, but Edward Cronyn and the representatives of the B. C. Copper company  failed to appear.  3. Judge Wilson told me about  two hours before he left Green-  on May 7th that he was just after  meeting Edward Cronyn, and  Judge Wilson told me that he told  Edward Cronyn that he could not  see how he could conscientiously  come to Greenwood to settle a  labor dispute and while in Greenwood be the guest of the B. C.  Copper company,-one of tbo parties to the dispute, aud that Edward Cronyn was offended to have  Judge Wilson talk to him in such  a manner.  Arid I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the  same to be true and knowing that  it is of the same force and effect as  if taken on oath and pursuant to  the Canada Evidence Act.  George Heatherton.  Declared before me at Greenwood, B. C, this 5th. day of July,  1909. J. P. McLeod, a commissioner for taking affidavits within  British Columbia.  Thursday evening the officers of  Greenwood Rebedah lodge NTo. 18  were installed by Mrs. W/ B.  Fleming, D. D. P., assisted by  Mrs. Manross, acting grand mar-  shall ; Mrs. Tait of Phoenix, grand  warden ; Mrs. Pickard of Phoenix,  G. R. S.; D. A. McDonald, G..F.  S., and F..B. Holmes, G. T. After installation refreshments were  served. Following are the names  of the officers installed :  Miss Jessie Murray, N. G.  Mrs. E. Archibald, V. G.  Miss Mae Buckless, R. S.  Mrs. A. Fleming. Treasurer.  Mrs. D. Thompson, F. S.  Mrs. II. Manross, Chaplain.  Mrs. Jordan, Warden.  Miss Bessie Buckless, Conductor,  D. A. McDonald, B. S. N. G.  Miss L. McMillan, L. S. N. G.  Miss R. Summers, R. S. V. G.  Miss N. Terry, L. S. V. G.  If further proof is required, I  can get affidavits from John Mclnnis and T. Y. McKay to substantiate the above.    '  Wm. B. Eubkek,  Acting Sec.-Treas.  Died Suddenly.  Friday morning last, Albert L.  White, aged 05 years, died from  appoploxy. He was apparently  well at 0 o'clock when he loft the  Btoro Thursday evening. A few  miuutes after hia eon found him  lying on the floor of hia room,  unconscious.   Dr. J. E. Spankie  Wl_dow������on, Astayor, Nelson, B. C.  Ingenica Placers.  Morris Marks superintendent for  the Iugineca Mining Cc., arrived  town   Thursday   from   the  company's properties on  the Iugenica  river and will make a short trip to  Vancouver before returning to the  placer country, Bays the Oinineca  Herald.    He made the trip out in  seventeen days, traveling tho first  ninety miles on snowshoes, then  down  Driftwood river and Tacia  lake by canoe,  across to Babine  lake, 34 miles, on foot and thou to  Hazeltou with a horse secured at  Babine.    In regard to the Ingenica ho said that prospects were  very  encouraging for an   output  this year of from  640,000 to $50,-  000.   There are forty men at work  on the Ingenica river, shoveling in  the large part of tho time.   Mr.  Marks left June 1st, and tho results showed from $10 to $23.50  per day to the man.    King aud a  partner had averaged  $23.20 per  dayr   D. Minard had'$300 in dust  as the result of a short run, and  Olson had $155 to show for about  a week of work.   All of tho men  in there will make good wages or  better this summer. While nothing  rich has beeu struck on the Ingenica tho men thero are able to keep  themselves going and at the same  time continue prospecting,  Tho Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and mado in  Hon. Frank Oliver recently had  a talk with King Edward.' It is  not known whether Frank said a  cuss word or not.  Duncan Marshall, an M. P. P.  in Alberta, has laid down the pen  and turned farmer near Olds.  John Sissons, foreman of the  Big Bend mill in Arrowhead, died  a few days ago as the result of an  accident. |  The Oriental hotel in Revelstoke  is being enlarged.  A silver nugget has been found  in Cobalt that is worth $16,000.  The Canadian government now  owns a herd of G50 buffalos. Years  ago Billy Nelson used to shoot  more than that number in a month.  Eastern capitalists have been  looking at the coal prospects at  Granite creek.  . H. B. Brown is opening a lime  and brick depot in Princeton.  A. J. King & Co. have opened a  butcher shop in Hedley.  L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., who  was operated on in Rochester by a  specialist, is doing as well as could  be expected.  In the Hedley camp six assays  from the lowest grade rock in the  Florence gave values from $6.50 to  $10.50 a ton. ,        ?  - Work has begun on the Hartin-  ger hotel ia Grand-Forks."   -    - ? -  The'Gazette" says that some of  the lawns iu Grand Forks are a  delight to the senses.  Placer gold has been found on  Seymour creek near Vaucouver.  It is not known how it got there.  Billy Poole, who is operatine the  Nugget on Sheep creek, is one of  the greatest optimists in the west.  Everything he touches seems to  turn into gold.  Joe Menard, a miner from Rossland, while on his way to Reno,  was robbed of $1,000 in Spokane  in daylight.  Work has commenced on the  Alice mine near Creston.  It is reported that Molson's  Bank will open a branch in Nelson.  About one hundred men are  working around Erie.  The Vancouver Saturday Sunset is in its third year and making  good. It is one of the greatest  papers on the coast, and the best  looking in.the bunch. l'  W. Kennedy is starting a store  in Fort George.  A man who signed J: McGinty  on the register hanged himself in  his room at the Windsor hotel in  Revelstoke a few days ago.  Placer gold has been found near  San Jaun on Vancouver Island.  In the States on the 4th of July  ouly 46 peoplo were killed and  1576 injured.  In one day last week ten passenger trains went through Revelstoke. The town is still doing  business.  Water is scarce in Spokaue, but  there is still a little,beer in that  city.  The McAllister has resumed  operations in the Slocan under the  management of George Clark.  VV. E. Boie expects to reopen  the mines at Camp Mansfield in  the Slocan this month. The cajjp  is called after a promoter who cut  quite a champagne dash around  Nelson aud the Slocan a decade ago.  The coming rise iu silver is  creating some stir in the Slocan.  Sum Hunter and Ole Larsen  own two claims in tho celebrated  Sheep Creek country that may  next year become famous as a gold  producer.  B. N. Richardson, a Center Star  miusr, while suffering from delirium tremens, hanged himself iu  the Rossland police station.  Liqusr licenses in Chicago cost  $1,000 each and tho city gets $7,-  000,000 a year from this source.  McRae Bro.<*. have built a store  in Prince Rupert, and are now-  doing business far away from  Greenwood'B smelter. Jim still  takes photographs even in the rain.  A Tweodleof Grand Forks has  to Fort Georce to take  Iudiaus at Fort George can be  hired to do manual labor for $1.50  a day of 21 hours. At one time  they commanded $2.50 to 84 a day.  In Fort George whiskey is being  sold that is from one to seven dav ,  old. -- J  -  About eighty men are wording  in-tho Nickel  Plate near  Hedley.  |    A regatta  will :will  be held at  Naramatta upon July 22.  There are thirty buildings going  up at Prince Rupert that .will cost  $20,000. There are seven lumber  yards in the city.  Russell Davis of Molson,died in  Spokane last week.     '*  The heavy rains of last week  blocked the railroad between Myn-  casterand Bridesville for a short  time.  Goldfield in Nevada is almost  without people owing to tlie stampede to Ellendale district, where a  gold strike has been made.  On Saturday in Grand Forks the  the payroll at the Granby amounted to over $40,000.  After being in the water for  over a month the body of Charles  Diamond was found in the narrows near Moyie.  There was   a   lot. of   noise, in  Moyie upon the 4th of "July caused 1..  principally by Canadians.. There   !.  was not. much doing,on the.l2th,-,,-.  but the 10th was a hummer.'"  Over six hundred men are* wbrk-  ing in  the principal coal mine at ���������  Coleman.  Good accounts come fr.om   Poplar, where there is quite a revival -  in mining.    On Rusty creek work "-'->"  is being done on the Gold  Dust,  Silver Bubble and Mayfiower. The".  Morning group is being worked ou  Rapid creek by a Boston syndicate  organized by E.  Mobbs, and they  intend putting in an experimental  mill.    R.  Roberts is working tlie  Champagne, H. Rogers is working  his property, J. Chism is resuming  work on  the Calumet and Hecla.  On Poplar creek the Marquis and  Gilbert,   and   Kelly   and   Harry  groups are being operated, as are  also the Golden  Chest and  Richmond groups.    Below Poplar Rev.  C. Padley is developing tho  Big  Hope.   Several properties are also  being opened up on Cascade creek.  Papers found among the effect-*  of   a   mpsterious   stranger   found  dead at the Southern  Pacific station at Yuma,  Ariz., U. S. A., indicate that ic is  the body  of Sir  Arthur Stepney, an English baronet of large estates and a scientist  of  distincton.     He   was   a  well-  known figure in British Columbia,  owning large estates at Agassizand  Euderby, the latter being a magnificent   property   of  over   three  thousand acres in  extent, and it  was bis custom  to spend several  months each year in the province,  making Vancouver his heodquar-  ters.    His mission to Arizona at  this season of the year was to increase his entomological collection.  Tbe   coroner's   enquiry  revealed  that    Sir    Arthur    had   suffered  greatly from the heat after arriving there, and this, coupled with a  weak heart action, had caused his  sudden end.  Times Bad in Dawson.  Frank Bayliff, a machinist by  trade, has returned to Moyie after  an absence of several months.  Most of the time he was up in and  around Dawson.  ** Dawson is about tho deadest  place on earth," Mr. IUyliff says.  ���������'At least 200 men are being fed  at   soup   kitchens  maintained   by  the city and the Salvation Arm-.  Half the buildings are unoccupied  and thero is none of the excitement of former days.   There aro  tons of machineiy lying idle, and  very little   work going on aside  from that being done by the Gug-  genheims.   Ton hours constitutes  a day's work,  and the union is  given   no   recognition   whatever.  Men aro getting out of the country as fast as they can, but it is  not au easy country to get out vl.  The railway faro is 18 cents a inilo  and many haven't tho price."  Mr. Bavliffia ngaiu workinc** afc  iMMJra  ���������WJTW ������������At-^A!.r-'(-.w-i*,i������*rJ**-j ijya.tiAjts.li-  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  I0WSER ASKS ADVICE  Seeks Wife's Counsel For Turning  Blizzards Into Hot Waves.  REFERRED  TO   DRUG   STORE.  Explains His Latest Idea and Is Insulted, While Mrs. Bowser and tho  Family Cat Sleep���������Driven to Dead  Line at Last.  [Copyright, 1903, by T. C. McClurc]  lll<* Bowser family had eaten  dinner aud returned to the sitting room and Air. Bowser  had smoked up liulf his cigar  when All's. Bowser noticed that lie was  luoking intently at the celling. There  was evidence that his mind was grasping at some great.problem, and after  holding her breath for two. or-three  minutes she asked:  "lias any one asked you to invest In  a Hying machine today':"  "Haven't seen anybody," he replied,  with u start. "Have wo got a book  on chemistry In the house?"  "Not that I remember. Vou don't  think of becoming a chemist, do you?"  "Look here, Airs. Bowser, .an idea  came lo me today as I looked out of  thc house and saw the blizzard raging  and realized what suffering it meant  to poor people. I've been working  over it nil the afternoon, and I'm getting it down pretty pat. If 1 can only  carry it out I'll leave such a name behind ine that Washington's won't be  In it. Tlio possibilities are so groat  that I am almost appalled."  "Did you see in the papers that  goose eggs were worth 7 cents apiece?''  sho asked.  "No, 1 didn't. It's nothing to mo  whether they are worth 7 cents or $7  apiece. I'm not In the goose egg business."  "I didn't know but that was what  you were going into."  "That's you to a dot! No matter  how important the subject, you always  try lo give it a twist.   I've got a tre-  "ILL  inendous idea, as I said, but 1 sluil  say no more about it to you. There  are husbands who can look for encouragement from their wives, but 1  am not among the number."  "But if you will state the case I  will give you all the encouragement I  can. If you were going into goose  eggs 1 should have had to tell you  that a goose will cat 12 cents' .'worth  o������ corn for every seven cent egg she  lays. 1 thouglit*-you might uot know  it."  Air. Bowser gave her a keen look  and flushed up, but finally made up  his mind that she intended no sarcasm and said:  "We have three months of winter in  the north, don't weV"  "Yes."  "During the winter no crops can be  raised. All live stock must be foddered. *Wc must burn thousands of  tons of coal and cords of wood to keep  warm. A blizzard like this one comes  along about once in so often, and then  people actually perish of the cold. It  costs the big cities hundreds of thousands of dollars to remove the snow.  "Winter is the pneumonia season.  Thousands and thousands die of that  disease. Do you follow me?"  "Yes."  "Well, suppose we didn't have any  winter?"  "But you can't turn the north into  the south, can you?"       .  "Suppose I could, so far as winter  Is concerned?"  "Then you would surely go down in  history as the greatest man in thc  world."  "Xow, that's the way to talk!" exclaimed Arr. Bowser a.s he rose up and  walked about with his hands under  his conttails. "Those are about the  Urst encouraging words you ever said  to me. Yes, let history get ready to  do me Justice, and I propose to make  n few million dollars on the side at the  name time."  "That will be nice. Vou spoke nbout  n work on chemistry. lias your Idea  anything to do with chemistry?"  "It has everything, my dear.   Every  winter storm comes from the west arid  north, doesn't It?"  "I think so."  "The cold comes in on us mostly  from Hudson bay. A blizzard starts  In that Icy region and sweeps clear to  the Atlnntle ocean unchecked. Why  not check It? Why not hold It on the  edge of the United States? Why not  have our snow In the shape of warm  and refreshing rains? In fact, why  not keep our temperature at September nil the yenr round?"  "But how can any human agency ac  coinpllsh this?" asked Mrs. Bowser,  with a doubting look on her face.  "There's where tbo Idea comes in,  my dear���������that's where Bowser appears  on the stage. My first idea was to  string a line of coal stoves across the  country nbout ten feet apart and keep  tho atmosphere so warm that iv- cold  wave would melt on striking Jt, but  after, figuring tlio cost I gavo Jt up.  It would take 3,000,000 stoves and 10,-  000,000 tons of coal, to any nothing of  a million men to run tlio stoves."  "Jt was n wise raovo on your part  to figure on tho cost before carrying  tbo Idea too far."  ... _^_*&ai*juEflr_A*lylco.  "Oh, I've got an ounce or two of  brains in my head! I'm not makiug  any plunges. I abandoned the coal  stoves, but not the idea. If left to you,  what would you say would take their  place?"  "I haven't tho least idea."  "Airs. Bowser, 1 own up to having  held some foolish ideas and to having  made' some bad bargains, but this  time I have struck it���������struck it, for  fame and millions. It's the greatest,  grandest idea that was ever conceived  in the human brain, and Bowser is  the man." :-'-������������������  "Please hurry up and tell me what  it is," replied Airs. Bowser, who appeared considerably excited.  "Those cold waves must be met and  stopped. They must be turned into  warm waves. Tliere must be some  sort of chemical compound that can  be fired into the air and exploded and  do (lie business. The plan is to station men five -.miles'.apart and on the  appearance of a cold wave begin tlie  shooting nnd turn it into a balmy  breeze. No more blizzards, no more  cold waves, no more snowdrifts. Why.  a ton of coal will last us all winter, and I'll be planting string beans  in January! I've got the idea, as you  see. All I want now is to find out  just what sort of chemical compound  is needed and.(lie cost of the same.  "Alost certainly I shall neither lake  In Uncle Sam nor the Standard Oil  company. I pay all thc expense and  reap all the -irofits. '''armors and  others must come down so much per  capita. Any farmer who won't pay a  rcasonnlilc umount to have summer all  the year round will come to grief. I'll  let a blizzard slip in on his farm and  freeze hii-i up ns tight as a drum."  "Shall we get pencil and paper and  figure the probable cost?"  "No. Let the cost take care of itself.  Thc income Is bound to exceed the  cost five times over. The only thing Is  to find out what chemical to use."  "Don't you think our druggist could  tell you?"  "Good Lord, but what an ass I am!  Of course he can. It won't take him a  minute. You sit right still while I run  | over to tho store and have a little talk  with him. When I come back we may  do a little figuring. If any one should  happen to come in, mum is the word.  I wouldn't have you give away the  idea for a millioD dollars."  Rebuffed by the Druggist. I  Airs.  Bowser felt a  bit conscience |  stricken when lie had left tbe house, i  but at the same time she realized that j  heroic   measures   were   needed.     Thf  family druggist had never hesitated to  give Air. Bowser his opinion on things,  and he would not hesitate to do it in  this case.  Half an   hour went  past,  then  aD  hour,   then   two.   Then   Airs.   Bowser  arose and  turned  down  the gas and  went upstairs to bed.  Mr, Bowser had told his story to the  j druggist while the latter was putting  j up a bottle of cough sirup.   lie had  been listened  to with close attention,  and wheirthe story was concluded and  he had licked tho label ou to the bottle-  be quietly answered:  "Sawdust will do it, Bowser."  "But how will sawdust operate on  the weather?"  "It won't. It will operate on your  head. Fire it into your ear, n whole  ton of it!" ,   '  i And while Airs. Bowser slept and  ; the family cat dreamed and the bllz-  ! zard raged Air. Bowser was walking  j up and down tlie street through the  ! driviug snow aud muttering to himself:  "This is the limit.' That woman ha?  driven me to the dead line at last, and  divorce follows!" M. QUAD.  AN ELEPHANT'S M0DIS1   _  How   Lord   John   Sanger's   Monsters  Are   Dressed.  "Few people who visit the circus  realize the amount of money that is  spent upon^an! elephant's wardrobe,"  said Mr. Drake, who is responsible  for the dressing of Lord John Sanger's animals, to an interviewer. "In  the course of a year we spend something like $2,500'to provide just plain  costumes for our performing animals,  to say nothing about more elaborate  affairs for 'best' wear.  "To make a simple -costume, takes  several weeks. This will be obvious  when it is stated that the average-  sized elephant has n delicate 'waist'  of -.about. 15 feet in circumference,  and he measures about 10 feet from  shoulders to hind quarters, find 'about'  the same in height. Forty-six yards  of material, exclusive of .trimmings, is  required to complete the 'costume.'    .  "We can only use/ the finest and  most cosily materials,", said Mr.  Drake, sadly, "or ��������� else the elephant  would be always tearing the garment  to pieces. Just this plain article  made of silk or satin-will alone run  into $50, and the trimming of gold  lace and other decorations will run  away with another $25. It will then  only last the animal three weeks.  "The animal's clothes have to be j fusely  cut and fitted iu just the same way  ii3 a l.vly's would he, -nth the exception that we cannot use a paper  pattern, and require a ladder to fit !  the elephant. We have to substitute  the paper pattern  for one of canvas.  "At first, however, the animals  strongly object to lining dressed, and  much prefer to c.pnear" in tho arena  in nature's garb. We have, to get the  animals used to il gradually  they are, in their quarters a piece of  canvas is thrown carelessly over their  backs, This is nearly always instantly torn off, but we repeat it time after  time until the animal pationtlv submits.  "Should the animal still resist,  however, then -we resort to flattery,  just as the fashionable costumier does  when she makes up her mind to persuade a customer to' purchase an expensive garment she doesn't want.  We get one of the older animals and  dres**. him in the most striking colors  possibl" and load him to a huge mirror. Tlie new candidate is allowed to  see the pretty effect the clothes have  on its mate, and will afterwards submit to the most troublesome dressing.'���������Tit-Bits.  Walking Over the i-ire.  On the anniversary of the twentieth  day after the death of Tmam Hussnin,  which fell recently, the., usual ceremony of walking over the fire, which  is held annually at Mushirabad, a  suburb of Hyderabad, took place in  ��������� the presence of a crowd which Was  greater than in past years. "Walking  over the fire," is a wonderful sight.  Two or three carloads of firewood are  gathered ;in an open space in front of  the "Ashoorkhana," and at midnight  the wood is set on fire.' -This takes  about two hours to burn, and the heat  is so great that no one can stand  within a distance of at least a dozen  yards from the fire. After the fire lias  burnt out, the live charcoal is spread  out evenly on the ground in the form  of a circle. When everything is ready,  two men jump barefooted into the fire  and walk across the fiery carpet, not  once, but at least a dozen times. The  heat from the glowing embers is fierc^  or than when the wood was burning.  The example of Ihe two men is followed by several hundreds. The  strangest feature of the ceremony is  that not a single man. receives any  injury. Even children of all ages  jump into tho fire and run across it  wilhont the least hesitation, and all  seem to be at homo. The only effects  after passing tliroueh the ordeal  seems to be that ono perspires pro-  RUINS OF BABEL.  Cruel  Suspicion.  "Bllgglns Is a great reader.   ITe In*  variably buys n newspaper before getting ou a street car."  "I have noticed the paper," answered Miss Cayenne.    "But I am not so  sure he reads It.    Maybe he holds it  up because  he's  too  polite to see a  When | lady standing."��������� Washington Star.  The Knollys and Royalty.  The familiar name by which Miss  Charlotte Knollys, whose indisposition has been causing some anxiety  of late, is known to the -younger  members of the royal family as  "Aunt Knollys." To the Queen and  her    daughters    she    is    known   as  His Qualifications.  Flyker���������Bilkins has asked the president to give him au English consulship.  Tyker���������So? On what does he base  his claims? **���������  Hyker���������On his ability to speak the.  English language.���������Chicago News.  Untamable Tasmanian Wolf  About as untamable an animal as  ever came into captivity has been added to the London (T'ng.) collection in  the form of a Tasmanian wolf. The  new arrival, the first of its kind received for a long time, hates mankind  with a deathless hatred and makes no  pretence of gentler feelings. It lies  coiled up in thc remotest corner of  its den all day, even the offer of food  being an excuse for an outburst of  boundless fury.  The tiger of the southern continent  owes humanity Utile gratitude. There  has been war between them since thoy  first mot.   Somewhat smaller than   a  Chattv."'   For over fortv vears Miss > -volf ���������*"  ���������'*���������'���������'-���������  *���������*���������'��������� *���������" *l dog-like face, a  Knollys has been a Woman of the  Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra,  having taken that position immediately after the marriage of the then  Prince and Princess of Wales. Her  brother, Lord Knollys, is "private  secretary to the King, while another  brother acts in a similar capacity for  Queen Maud of Norway.  His Majesty alone knows what the  King would do without Lord Knollys.  He performs his duties ideally, constituting himself the memory and  sometimes the conscience of the  King. Lord Knollys opens King  Edward's letteis, sees all his telegrams, attends to all his dispatchc*.  and    organizes    with    mathematical  long tapering tail and in color grayish  brown, with the-hinder part of the  oack and loins marked by black cross  bands, the thylacine, to give, it its  scientific name, is a very distinctive  animal.  Could Account for But Two *  Tris story was told'at a church banquet at Atchison: A boarder complained to the proprietor of a hotel  that he had found hair' in thc_, ice  cream, hair in thejioney, and hair in  the apple sauce.  "That is queer," said the proprietor,  "but I think,that the hair in tlie icecream must have come from shaving  the  ice; the hair   in   the  i. ice; the  hair   in   the honey    of  accuracy the  hours of His Majesty's | course'came  from  the  comb;   but  I  Stellar .Repartee.  "How can 1 catch a comet?"  Queried Venus in Its trail.  Then answered jolly Saturn,  "Put salt upon its tall."  ���������Boston Globe.  '-"He used to he a pessimist and saj  the world was a bubble. 1 under  stand he has changed his opinion."  "Yes. You see, he fell out of an air  ship not long ago."���������New York Herald.  audiences. He sends out in His  Majesty's name a thousand pounds'  worth of telegrams every year, and  opens an average of 500 'letters a  day. He attends to all the King's  annual subscriptions, which, chiefly  in guineas and five-pound notes, run  into several thousand pounds a year.  Waiting for Act to Pass.  Under the Deceased Wife's Sister  Act a novel question has just been  raised in the Court of Session, Edinburgh. A suit was brought by a Glasgow lady to have the court declare  that she is the wife of a Glasgow contractor, failing which she claims $7,-  500 damages for alleged breach of  promise. It annears that defendant  married plaintiff's sister, who died in  1881. In that-'yearplaintiff became his  housekeeper, and, according to her  story, the parties went through a  Scotch marriage ceremony, defendant  promising to legalize the marriage  when the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill  passed. The parties lived together  until last S-*ptembir, when defendant  refused to live with plaintiff any longer. He denies the alleged marriage  ceremony and that he made the promise alleged. The case was sent to  the Roll for discussion.  can't understand how tho hair got into the apple sauce. I picked the  apples myself and they were all Baldwins."  An Enviable Post  "My dear," said the banker to his*  only daughter, "I have noticed a  voting man attired in a dress suit in  the drawing-room two or three evenings .each week of late. What is his  occupation?" "He is at present unemployed, father," replied the fair girl, a  dreamy, far-away look in her big blue  eyes; "but he is thinking seriously of  accepting a position of life companion  to a young lady of means."   v  "I understand that Buzzer expressed  great regret when his motor car bit  that lady the other clay." ,-    ��������� ���������  "Yes, indeed. He broke one of his  new brass lamps."      California ranks first anion,; the  Pacific coast btates in the amount of  electric power generated, with Washington second and Oregon thirl.  Or.  Theophilus   Pinches    Has  Made  Important   Discoveries.  Many interesting- now discoveries  have been made concerning thc Tower of Babel, whose construction, as  described in the Book of Genesis, is  one of the most remarkable occurrences of the first stage of the world's  history.  For one thing, it has been found  that the Tower was square, and- not  round,, as it has always been represented by Bible illusf'ratprs and by  artists, including the great Gustave  . Dore. w  A laTge part of the Tower of Babel  has been carried away in recent  times, so that it would seem that the  curse put upon the building during  its construction has remained potent  even to tho present day.  We read in' the second chapter of  the Book of Genesis how, when the  whole earth was of one speech, people, started to build a tower whoso  top should reach unto Heaven. But  the Lord confounded their speech, or  forced them to speak different languages, which compelled them to  leave off building Ihe.Tower and scatter over the face nf the oarlh.  Br. Theophilus Pinches, of the British Museum, one of (he greatest As-  syrioloiri.--.is in Engl'-md, has just made  public the latest discoveries concern-  inrr Ihe Tower.  "Our excavations hr>ve proved,"'  said Dr. Pinches, "Ihnt'the forum and  Tower were snunro, and not, as tho  pictures in illustrated Bibles show,  circular in form and taperim.' with a  spiral ascent to Ihe top. Tn its original sh'.tn the structure measured  about "OO feet each way, and the  height was about the same. Though  this w.s only a third of the height of  tlie Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was sufficiently imposing, as a high monument.  "It was built in stages. The lowest  stage was much higher than any of  the others, and the topmost stage was  the miner temnle or sanctuary of the  god Bd, or Merodach, a hall of considerable size. 80 f<*et long, 70 feet  bro-'.d and 50 Oct high.  "Unfortunately, the remains of the  Tower have bnen cleared away, within  rf.o-.iit years to build the dam of the  Hindiych Canal, and instead of a  great monument a depression is now  all that remains."  The tower is situated at Birs Nim-  rud, a suburb of Babylon, which must  have been about ten miles from the  heart of that city when it was in  existence. The ruins cover a space  about 49,000 square feet. Doubtless  great processions took place .from  Babvloii to Babel in honor of the god  Bel.' *������_  ' Other records of an early calamity  to the Tower of Babel besides that of  the Bible exist. Ancient ^Babylonian  and A**svrii'.n tablets speak of the anger of Bel, the father of the sods, at  the sin of those who were building the  Tower. Bel appears to have been appeased bv later offerings, and to have  permitted the Tower to be rebuilt.  The fact that Nebuchadnezzar the  Great rebuilt Ihe Tower is proof that  it had been destroyed or its building  interrupted. He has left 'a brick  stamped   with  this  legend:  "To restore it, the great god Merodach ur<."*d my mind; its site, however, I did not injure, did not change  its foundation walh."  Assurbanipal, the famous King of  Assyria, mentioned in the Bible as  "the . great and noble Asnapper"  (Ezra iv.. 10), enriched the Tower and  copied the bricks and other wisdom  of Nebuchadnezzar. This is shown by  a brick bearinp. the inscription:  "Palace of Assurbanipal, King of  the World, King of Assyria, to whom  Nebo hath given a broad ear. . .  4 The wisdom of Nnbo even the contents of the inscriptions, as many as  had been made, on clay tablets, I  wrote, graved, examined, and for my  own information laid up in my palace."  It is probablv from the Tower of  Babel that w-> derive our first knowledge of scientific astronomy. Its corners pointed exactly to the four cardinal points of the compass,'-, and its  priests were engawd in the observation of the summer and winter solstices, of the vernal and ai.'.nnnal  equinoxes, of the influence of the sun  and moon on the diseases of men and  other astronomical matters.  Zoo on  Handkerchiefs  Every now and then fashion decrees  that there shrill be a zoological outbreak. This season it takes thc form  of evorys kind of winged, horned and  four-footed creature.  On handkerchiefs, umbrellas, blotting books, bags and notepapor there  arc creeping, crawling, flying insects,  birds and beasts. Jt is thc fashion of-  the moment to have something of the  kind on all one's belongings.  Beetles and butterflies appear -on  dainty handkerchiefs," swallows and  mice and lady birds and owls meander over stationery; dragons and peacocks are emblazoned ,on sofa,cushions, kittens and Teddy bears decorate  the tops of umbrellas, -while possible  and impossible-creatures are utilized  as hat pins.  Women would appear to have a penchant' for natural history. At one  time there was a craze for stuffed kittens that crawled over photograph  frames and another ^which caused  women to wear the heads and coils ol  various dead creatures slung ��������� about  their necks and depending from muffs,  while their waists and wrists were  adorned or disfigured with coiled serpents. , **  Dr. J. D. Kcllogg's Dysentery Cordial is compounded 'specially to combat dysentery, cholera morbus anil all  inflammatory disorders that change of  food or water may set -up in the  stomach and intestines. Those com-*'  plaints are. more common in summer  than in winter, but they are not confined to the warm months, as undue  laxness of the bowels may seize a man  at any time. Such a sufferer will find  speedy relief in this Cordial.  "Sad about trie church organ being  burned down, -wasn't it?"  "Why couldn't they put it out?"  "Because none of the firemen could  play on it!"  JUST THINK!  With half the labor, and at  half the cost of other sonpi  Sunlight does the whole  ���������washing; In half the time,  yet without injuring the  . most delicate fabric.  Minard's   Liniment  used  by   Physi-  ciansT-  "Only think," exclaimed Fenderson,  "of the many, uses to which paper is  now put!"  "I know,"' replied Noodleby. "I was  at the theatre tlie other night, and I  was told it was all paper.' And it was  a fine substantial-looking structure,  too."*  The largest gold nugget'in thc world  was found in Australia, weighed 2,195  ounces, and was valued at $43 500.  How to Live  1,000 Years  Dr. John Fair, head of Boston's  newest cult, the "New Life," is certain that he has discovered the'secret  of how to laugh at old age, und how  to exist not only for a hundred but,  for a thousand years without pain or  "sickness, He says 250,000 people have,  enlisted under his banner. Here are  his rules for living to he 1,000 years  old:  "Always dress in while. White is  the prime principle of life. I believe,  there, should be a universal law making it a crime, for any person to go  attired in black or dark apparel.  "Do not think of death; do not believe in death.  "Live principally  upon  vegetables ���������  and nuts." Abjure meats, inilk, oil and  flesh   of  all   kinds,   as   well  us     all  stimulants.  "Sleep eight hours daily, exercise  eight hours,.aijd work eight hours.  "A man's "most critical hour in the'  day is the thirty minutes before and  after meals. He should absolutely  stop".work a half hour before each  meal, and must not resume work until  a half hour after each meal."  "Each,-person should be alone for a  half hour each day, not necessarily to  sleep, but to get his mind in a condition'of natural and perfect repose.  "Sleep with your bedroom window  open every night all your lifetime.  Always have a. draft in your room.  Are you feelinglanguid and all run down- -is it hard  for you to pull yourself together, and does everything seem too much trouble for you? Are you feeling irritable and bad tempered? No wonder if you are.  The months of winter have tried you sorely and robbed  you of more vitality than your system,has been able to replenish. You are in need of a good tonic wheh will revive you  and bring back that old-time vim and energy. PSYCHINE.willdo this.  Mr. James Stoliker, of Ridgetown, says:���������"THERE IS LIFE IN EVERY DOSE.  I cannot speak too highly of PSYCHINE, for it Is the greatest medicine I ever used.  I was just about 'All in' when I began the treatment, and in 3 months I was as well  as ever.   It is a great tonic for weak and run-down people.  There seems to be new  life in every dose."   You cannot do without PSYCHINE at this time of the year.   It  is a necessity and will banish that run-down feeling, languor, etc.,' and give you new  life (f Send to DR. T. A. SLOCUM, Limited, Spadina Ave., Toronto, for a-sample  to-day,  or purchase a bottle from your   t| I.",  local Druggists or Dealer. || gL  PSYCHINE is sold everywhere at 50c  SupL .  and $1.00 per bottle. t THE GREATEST QF IONICS fOR HfALTH /WTENERGY .  Rats!  "See how that blond's hair project*  all around her head."  "Yes; It looks like o cream pulY  doesn't It?"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Longshoreman George.  Lord George Hamilton is known by  a few of his intimates as "Longshoreman George." The name is the sequel  of an old joke. Ono night, many  years ago. Lord George had to respond at a dinner to the toast of the  Admiralty, but between the toast and  his speech a well-known comic singer  was called upon' for a song. This  genius chose "The Longshoreman,"  with its chorus, declaring that its  "hero ain't no sailor bold, und he  never was upon the-sea."  Accounted' For.  Old  Lady  (rather deaf)���������"Are you  any relation to a Mr. Green?"  Green���������"I arn Mr. Green."  ,01d Lady���������"Ah I Then that explains  the extraordinary resemblance."  Nothing Definite.  Tlie detective was trying to get a  clew.  "When your husband left you," ho  said, "did he drop any intimation as  to where he might be going?''  "So, sir," answered the shurp chinned, thin lipped woniiui. "All he said  wus that ho wanted to get away, that  he v^tgoln��������� to got nwny, nnd he  dldiiTWi-e n dura where bo went."���������  Chicago Tribune.  A .Little  Irish.  An old ruined castle bearing the  name Dunluce stands near Portrush,  in Northern Ireland. Upon the dilapidated gate leading into the castle  grounds is posted the following notice:  "Lord Antrim authorizes his grazing tenant of these grounds to charge  a toll of Gd. per head from visitors  wishing to view these ruins. The  gatekeeper, however, has authority to  let parties of three inside for Is. 0d.,  six for Is. Gd. He is also instructed  that any one person expressing inability (not unwillingness) to pay muy be  passed free."  No Time to Waste.  People who go to sec Admiral Sir  John Fisher got a little slip, of paper  given them with the following legend  on it: "When you go to seo a business man, go on business, and state  your business in a business-like manner. When you have concluded your  business, go about your business, and  leave him to finish his business, and  mind your own business."  A Soldier Athlete."  Col. H. K. Eawson, who has just  relinquished command of tho Royal  Engineers in tho Northern District of  Britain, is an old "Soccer" International, and in cricket he has kept up  hiu reputation as a county player by  nu'king a century for the Royal Engineers in the Pretoria Cricket  L(������_u������i.  A GUARANTEE OF SAFETY  Most of the "soothing" syrups nnd  powders advertised to cure the ills of  babies and young children contain  poisonous opiates, and an overdose  may kill the child. Baby's Own Tablets are sold under the guarantee of a  government analyst that they contain  no opiate or harmful drug. They can  be given with absolute safety to a new  born child. They cure all those minor  ailments originating in disordered  stomach or bowels. Mrs. F. Young,  River Hobort, N.S., says*.���������"I have  used Baby's Own Tablets for constipation and stomach trouble and when  my baby was teething, and have found  them the best medicine I know of for  these troubles." Sold by medicine  dealers or hy mail at 25 cents a box  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  Exhibited First Gorilla,  When he was ten years old, Mr.  George Wombwoll, who died the other  day at the advanced age of 92, went  to live with his uncle, the founder  of the famous traveling menagerie,  so that he was associated with the  showman's life for over eighty years.  It is generally believed that Mr.  Wombwell exhibited the first gorilla  known to have b'-en brought alive to  this country. The mounted skin of  this animal is now at Alston Hall,  near Preston, F.ngland.  Real English.  ' and  to Measure from  $5.14 to $20.'  Cut In Latest London and New York Style, whichever preferred. No f  matter what part of the dominion yon live in. we undertake to supply \  you with a smart, comfortable Suit, fittinfi you perfectly, or otherwise  to refund your money In full. The process is simple, merely  fill In a post card and address same to us as below, asking for our  latest ataortment of materials. To-iether with patterns, we send you  fashion-plates and complete instructions for accurate self-measurement,  tape measure, all sent free and carriage paid. We dispatch your order  within seven dayi, and if you do not approve, return tbe goods, and wo  will refund the money.  "   SUITS and  OVERCOATS  to  measure  from ������5.14  to  ������20.  SEND   FOR  FREE PATTERNS.  m  mmw  Co  I-q  Fred���������My dear Dora, le.t this thought  console you for your lover's death.  Remember that other and better men  than ho have gone the same way.  Bereaved One���������They haven't nil  gone, have they?"  A Barrel of Flour.  A barrel of flour will make nearly  double its weight in bread. Flour  rapidly deteriorates with age unless  kept dry. It absorbs moisture, and  this moisture impairs the gluten,  which is indispensable to the lightness of the bread. Besides, it changes  some of the starch into sugar and a  gummy matter known as dextrin, ami  this makes the bread heavy and sodden.  The  World's  Measure  Tailors,  (Dept 81 E ', 60/62 City Rd., LONDON, ENGLAND.  Addresses  for  Patterns:  For Toronto and East Canada:       f For Winnipeg and the West:  ���������  , OURZON BROS., c|o MIGHT CURZON BROS..  DIRECTORIES, Ltd. (Dept. 81F)    c|o Henderson Bros. (Dept. 81F)  M-76 Church St., Toronto, Ont.       I 279 Garry Street,  WINNIPEG.  Please mention <**'* paper.  j______i���������_*************ffl  Holloway's Corn Cure takes tho  corn out by the roots. Try it and  prove it.  Physical Impossibility.  "Maud-Do tell mc, Alice! Old Charley go down on his knees'to you when  lie proposed?  Alice���������Nonsense! Why, how could  lie have gone down on bis kiiccn to  me? Why, 1���������well, whore do you sup-  poKt' 1 was nnywny?���������Kcw York Her-  uld.  We produce only about one genius  in a century, hut a great and increasing number of thoso who can make a  noise like a genius.���������Puck,  To hnve the children sound and  healthy is tho first care of a mother.  Thoy; cannot be healthy if troubled  with worms. Use, Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator.      -"  Ruined.  "He might have been n millionaire  today but for au accident."  "What happened?"^  'Tie wrtH making a fortune dealing  U\ egc* when he broke ono."*~Jiidge.  But three tin/a elapses between tht  time the salmon leaves the Pacific  ocean to ascend I'm; Washington rivers  and the tiini! that it is nearly canned,  ready for shipri cut.  Lucky Atlas!  Teacher���������Now, Johnnie, can you tell  nie who Atlas was?  Jobnule (aged nine)���������Yes, teacher:  He was the man believed to support  the earth on Ills shoulders.  Teacher���������He supported tho earth, did  he?  Johnnie��������� Yes, sir.  Teacher-Well, then, who supported  him?  Johnnie (after thinking a little while)  ���������I suppose lie married a rich woman.  ���������New York Times.  Ask for Minard's and take no othor.  'k balloon flight of 1,102 miles, from  Viricennes, Franco, to Korostychew,  Russia, in 1000, has never been surpassed.  In the Heavyweight Class.  Tenderfoot (watching a funeral procession)���������Do you always have four  horses to the hearse?  Alkali Ike-Not ulways. Tbe passenger iu there came out to this country  hnigglng that lie wns the champion  lightweight of the world, nnd one  night when lie got too pert One Ryed  Bill pumped lilm so full of lend that It  took the exlni team of horses to pull  the lieiirso.-IIiii-per's Weekly.  When  The Stomach is Sick  The Liver Sluggish  The Bowels Clogged  The Blood Impure  The Skin Sallow  Yheil_ If $ Time to Take  That grand, old, time-tested remedy���������������  Prepared only by Thomas Beecliam, St. Helens, -Lancashire, England.  Sold by all Druggists In Canada and U. S. America.   In boxes 23 ceats.  W&������^w^%MlnwMi*w*m>-jzaiKmmmi  lftWW���������W*!m^u'mM,MWK*u  W. N. U��������� No. 742  Not Overanxious.  An old Kansas citizen who had been  henpecked all his life was about to  die. Ills wife felt It her duty to offer  him such consolation ns sho might  and said, "John, you are about to go, '  but 1 will follow you." j  "I flupposc so, Mundn," said the old  mnn weakly; "but, so fur as 1 nm cou-'  cerned, you don't need to bo lu any j  blamed hurry about It." 'I  offer you more of  Better Toilet Tissue for the Same  Money than any  Other Make on the Market.  Made in Every Known   Form^and   Variety,  and Every Sheet Guaranteed   Chemically Pure.  Always Everywhere in Canada Ask For EDDY'S MATCHES THE. LEDGE,' GREENWOOD,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  SUFFERED 5 YEARS. .  - ��������� WITH RHEUMATISM  Unable to Work, for a Year���������<  ,    Cured by Gin Pills.  * I have been iroubled with Rlieumatisia  for 5 years, one of which I havo been unable to do any work whatever. Har*>  spent much money on other remedica until I purchased from my druggist, L. T.  Best, Kingston, ono box Gin Pills on his  recommendation. The result was^ beyond,  my expectations. The first box'banish-'  ed all traces of Rheumatism. I now  keep Gin Pills in tlio.house and take one  occasionally. My sincere thanks are due  you for your wonderful -remedy -which  . has done so much for nie. - '  - GEO. VANDEWATEH, Kingston, Ont,  "Friendly letters like the above, reach  us every day. No other- remedy has  ever had'so many unsolicited testimonials in 'so short a time. There can  be no question about it���������Gin Pills do  euro tho Kidneys. 50c. a box���������6 for  tS.50.   At  dealers or. direct.  Dept. N.U., National Drug & Chemical Co., Limited, Toronto. 121  LORD CHARLES BERESFORD.  \  EARLY ADVERTISEMENTS.  England Took a Long Time to Realize  tho Value of Printing.  Ono of. the first English printed advertisements was a handbill or paster got ��������� out by Caxton in 1480 and  reading:  "Pyes ... of Salisbury . . . good  and chepe . . ���������. if it please any man  spirituel or temporel to* bye."  This was not a baker's -advertisement, Caxton had printed "Pyes" or  clerical rules telling how the clergy  at Salisbury dealt with the changing  date of Easter; and as the clergy  could read lie was bold enough to  print advertisements of his "Pyes."  For two centuries after-it was in-  troduced, printing,,which should have  boomed advertising ��������� if advertising  depended primarily upon printing���������  had little or no effect upon it. The  public had to.be reached by the rebus  over the shop, the public criers in  towns,,'and by boys in front of stalls  calling", "What d'ye lack, master?  What d'ye lack?"  Even the newspapers, when the  civil wars in England in the seventeenth century brought them forth  and they began to develop readers,  .-had an extraordinarily small'effect in  developing advertising. Book notices,  rewards for the arrest of runaway servants and quacks began to appear  about 1652. And a little later the germ  of modern advertising began to develop in the "Mercurius Politicus,"  "The Kingdom's Intelligencer," and  the "Publick Advertiser" and others  in an' effort to introduce tea, coffee,  and chocolate into England, thus: ���������  ��������� Tea: "That excellent and by all  Physitians approved China drink called .by the Chineans Telia, by other  Nations Tay, alias Tee."  Coffee: "The grain or. berry called  coffee, growing only upon little trees  in the deserts of ��������� Arabia. _ Brought  from thence and as drunk generally  throughout all the Grand Seignor's  dominions. It is a simple, innocent  thing composed into a drink."  And chocolate: "An excellent West  India drink called Chocolate.'    .  The ��������� contrast between popular dependence upon advertising then.and-  ���������now cannot be better showii than by  tlie experience after the great London  fire. In 16G6 London was practically  wiped out by fire. The printer of The  London Gazette, with almost prophetic acumen, offered his columns for  notices of new locations'of shops. Rut  though practically every important  shep in the city was moved, there was  alraoluteiy no response to this offer.  ?hc old locations had never been  known through the .newspapers, so  why should anyone look there for the  new ?   *-  Salting the Flock.  Sheep that have been"a long time  without salt are apt to make themselves sick eating too much of it when  the opportunity conies. He regular iu  feeding it to them, or, better still, provide a box to which the flock can have  access "at all times. They will help  themselves aiid will eat only such as  is good for them.  Retired British Admiral  Is a Wfan of  Many Talents.  When Admiral Lord Charles Beres-  ford hauled down ��������� his flag at Portsmouth, in obedience to the strange  behest -of the rulers of the "King's  Navee," and bade an affecting farewell to the, Channel Fleet, close upon  half a century had elapsed since the  blu,ff old sea-dog entered as a cadet  on the Britannia.  ���������Not a British bluejacket could be  found who would not follow 'anywhere ���������  the idolized commander whom they  knew as- the truest type of a liuman  Dreadnought, caring for no one���������but  his men.  ���������Durirg his long term of service the  splendid officer ��������� who received the  ever-memorable signal, "Well done.  Condor!" at 'the bombardment of  Alexandria, was called upon to go  almost everywhere under the "Old  Flag," and never once failed to "quit  himself  well."  Lord Charles once playfully christened himself a "scallywag." His  breezy personality is most marked.  Full, of humor^as of vigor, he has a  will of his own, and has accustomed  himself in all companies to say what  came first, to his mind.  This may account, perhaps, for the  somewhat premature and by many so  much i-cqretted close of liis control  of the King's ships in home waters.  His Irish impulsiveness. never hurl  manifestation in conciliatory "cottoning" to the "landlubber." however  highly placed. He' is of the battling  blood, and will be a "fighting Beres-  ford" as long as there is breath in  his body.  Lord- Charles,Beresfprd 'is indeed  one of those fortunate men who seem  to have a knack of b-*ing able to acquire anything in the way of handicraft. Thus, among the* varied accomplishments in which he could, if  lie wished so to do. claim no mean  distinction are numbered tailoring,  'sail-making, ��������� boat-making, housebuilding, horse-breakine, and cycling.  On one occasion���������this was a good  manv years ago���������a friend offered to  bet him a considerab'e sum of' money  that he would not drive down Rotten  Row, Hvde Park, during forbidden  hours. He won tho wager by donninr  disguise and inducing- the driver of  a water-cart to lend him his vehicle.  Lord Charles not only steered the  cart along Rotten Row, but he be-  snattered with water a number of  those who had assembled in the expectation of seeing him lose his wager. Not one of his acquaintances,  all of whom protested loudly when  when they were deluged with water,  had the remotest idea who the driver  of th^'rart really was until he revealed his identity.  TOO MANY WOMEN  UFFER IN SILENCE  Prime   Minister of New Zealand.  Left fatherless when he was three  vears of a?e, and his mother unable,  through lack of means, to pay for anv  bstt������r education than that afforded  bv the state schools. Sir Joseph Ward,  Premier of New Zealand, who w^s  responsible for that colonv's magnificent offer of a Dreadnoueht, was considerably handicapped in the earlv  days of his career. Wh"n he was 21  he started a business of his own, after trying various occupations, and  nine years later he entered the New  Zealand Parliament. He is one of  tho fastest speakers in the world, his  delivery often reachin? 300 words a  minute, and rarely falling.below 200.  Tn his younger days he was a keen  athlete,' but .contents himself nowadays-with sen fishing.  Sir Josenh likes a good story, and  he can also tpll an ainusimr on".  Here is a favorite. A certain Maori  "witch-doctor" was held in great awe  and reverence by the suner<*titini<|-  natives. This man claimed that he  was enabled by his magic to walk nn-  on the water, and one day his di**-  cinles went with him to the sea-shore,  eyneetine to see him pprform the miracle. When they reached the. water's  of'CP the man turned to his followers.  "Do you all reallv believe that I can  walk on the sea?" he asked, in solemn tones. "Yos. yes," they replied,  reverently, "we do." "Th������n." said  the witch-doctor, as he walked coolly  p.wav, "there is no need for me to do  it." *  When the Blood is Weak or Out of  Order Disease is Inevitable.  Many women go through life suffer-'  ing in silence���������weak, ailing, and unhappy.    The  languor  and .bloodless-  ness of girls and young women, with  headaches,   dizziness    and    fainting  spells;   the   nervous   ailments,  back  pains and failure of strength of wives  and mothers; the trials that come to  all   women   at 'the turn of life,  are  caused usually by impoverished, watery blood.    Dr: Williams' Pink Pills  for" Pale   People   have helped   more  women to the joy of good-health and  robust strength than any other" medicine in the world.   These Pills   actu-'  ally   mako   new,    rich,    red    blood,  which reaches every part of thc body,  feeds the starved nerves, strengthens  every  organ,   and   makes   weak girls  nnd women bright nnd well.   Mrs. A.  Ragles,  Dundns, 'Ont.,  says:���������"I am  writing   this, letter out of gratitude  lo let you know the great benefit Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills have been to me  From tho lime I was a girl I suffered  from  weakness and   fainting  spells-  was always doctoring, but it did not  help me.    As 1 grew older I seemed  to   grow   worse.     My   blood   seemed  literally turned to water.1   Sometimes I  would faint as often as twice'in a day.  I suffered from indigestion.    I could  not walk upstairs without stopping to  rest on the way, and my heart would  palpitate so violently as to produce a  smothering sensation.   I grew so weak  that  people  thought  I   was  in   consumption.      I  was  in   this  dreadful  condition when Dr. Williams'    Pink  Pills -were   brought  to  my  attention  and I 'began taking them.   .The first  sign of benefit I noticed was an improvement in my appetite.   Then I began to grow stronger; thc color began  to' return  to  my  face;   thc   fainting  spells disappeared    and    gradually I  was  brought to a  condition of- more  perfect health   than  I  had  ever  enjoyed before.    This is what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done for 'mc,  and  that they  have  beon  of lasting  benefit is proved by the fact that it is  several years since they restored my  health, and  I  have  remained  strong  and well ever since."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a cure  for all troubles due to impure or  watery blood, such ns anaemia,  rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches and  backaches, indigestion, St.. Vitus  dance, paralysis, etc. Sold by medicine dealers or by mail at 50 cents a  box or six boxes for $2.50 from The  Dr. Williams' Medicine "Co., Brockville, Ontr  THE RAPACIOUS EEL.  Out of Danger  The millionaire had been very ill,  but the doctor's smile was cheerful  and encouraging. /"At last, my dear  sir," he said, grasping thc patient's  nerveless hand, "at last I am happy  to say that you are completely out of  danger." "No risk of a relapse?"  None whatever." "Break it gently to  my poor nephew," whispered the invalid, faintly.'  No Luck  ' "Things never happen just right,"  said the-moody man. "The pianist in  the flat above me has a sore throat  and the girl who is training to sing in  grand opera has just sprained her  wrist."  He'Is an Omnivorous Feeder With an  Enormous Swallow.  ' Quite apart from the peculiar and  mysterious characteristics of eels at  their spawning season, there are few  more interesting-fish than the snake's  maritime cousins.- A writer in The  London Outlook describes how he has  seen young eels���������"elvers" they are  oalled at this stage of their existence  ���������coming' from the sea to the rivers  in countless multitudes. They move  in masses, he explains, overcoming  every obstacle, and are anything' up  to eighteen months old, six inches or  so long, of -the. thickness of a shoestring. As retribution for the damage  they will some day do to trout and  salmon spawn, as well' ns to newly  hatched fish, the elvers are greedily  , eaten by_._ almost. all' other kinds of  fish. Still, .their .numbers are so large,  they move forward in such battalions,  that millions dodge the attentions of  their'enemies and'reach thc upper  waters in safety. ��������� This wonderful migration is ono of the- marvels of nature.  At home the eel thrives rapidly.  He soon puts on flesh. He is an omnivorous feeder, and nothing comes  amiss that he can take into his  gullet. He preys upon the young of  ovory soil of fish. He burrows into  their nests mid eats ravenously of the  newly deposited spawn, fn fact, experts declare that pike are not half  so destructive to a trout water as  eels are, for the pike eats mature fish  or those that are maturing, whereas  the eel lakes his fill of the eggs as  well as of the perfect fish.  ft is wonderful, considering the size  of au eel, what an enormous swallow  it has. A/fish of two-or three pounds  will easily smako away with'a bait cf  a quarter of a pound, and there are  authentic particulars of an eel about  two and a half pounds which was  chocked at -King's - Lynn attempting  to swallow a. full sized rat. Kels  .scale up to seven or eight pounds and  occasionally even more. They have  tremendous strength, and, as for  their vitality, is it not recorded in  the proverbs and folklore of the  people? '  "As.slippery as an eel" is a saying  centuries old, and everybody is supposed to know that an eel requires  more killing than any fish that swims.  When you have got h'm on the bank  and have put, your foot down hard  upon his head ready for tho coup de  grace ho will .lash his tail over your  foot and around your ankle, and it  is a feat of dexterity to hold him  tight while you get m the final blow.  But you do not always get him as far  as that stage. An .angler once testified-iu the sporting papers that, having hooked a big eel, he was trying  to land it, and in its struggles to  resist- it took hold of' a passing  bream and coiled around it. As the  tackle was good, both eel and bream  were landed.  BAD LEG FOR 60 YEARS.  FLOORED BY A FIGURE.  Zam-BuK WorKs a Complete' Cure.  Mrs.  J.  Minett,   of   192   Thurbcrs  Avenue,  Providence,  Rhode     Island,  has been cured by Zain-I">uk\of a bad  leg, 'Which had defied nil remedies for  sixty long years.   She says:���������"When a  shild of eight, I wns bitten on the leg  by  a  dog.    A  doctor cauterised   the  place,' but. it never healed up soundly,'  and J have suffered with an ulcerated  leg  for   over  sixty   years'.    This   occurred in England, and many English  doctors tried in vain to heal the 'sore.  At one time I was an in-patient at the  Fast     Suffolk     Hospital  for  a long  period, and for three years I was in  and put of, hospitals.   I'was continually in pain, and the,sore-,would .not  heal,  but continued     to     discharge.  Twelve months ago T came, out here  to my daughter, and during the voyage I had to keep my bod.   The: ship's  doctor examined my leg, and gave me  a  plaster,  which   I  had  to  take  off  again a.s it made the pain so intense.  When ] reached my daughter's hous.c,  she sent for a medical man, who said  nothing could over do  it any good,  and although I tried other American  doctors, they did nie no good.   Thoy  said my leg would never lie well.  "One day my youngest daughter  brought home a box of Zani-Ruk, and  induced me to fry it. With the first  application I seemed to find ease, and  further treatment with Zam-Buk did  mc so much good that I sent for n  proper supply. ] kept on with the  /"am-Buk treatment, and soon saw  that the wound was getting ���������' better.  The discharge was reduced, and thc  pain was cased. I persevered with the  Zam-Buk, and, to cut a long1 story  short, it effected n cure. It is marvellous io think that, after suffering for  sixty years, Zam-Buk has been able  to make, my leg perfectly sound."  Zam-Buk is a combination of .power  and purity. Purely herbal, it is superior to all known remedies ' for  chronic sores and wounds, eczema,  salt-rheum, ringworm, eruptions, varicose ulcers, cuts, burns, bruises, skin  diseases. It also cures piles. All  Druggists and Stores sell at 50c. a  box, or post-free from Zam-Buk Co.,  Toronto, for price. Three boxes for  .������1.25.  -���������>"  Tale' of the  After the Airship Wreck  Reporter���������What was the cause of the  accident?  Descending Passenger ��������� Nobody  seems to know. The captain thinks it  was a derelict or-an uncharted skyscraper.  Coin   That   Ended   His  Love 'Affair.  He was a bold sailor lad, she was  a simple village maiden,, and they  had met after an interval of five  years at the old lych-gate. He told  her that his love for her had never  altered, and she told him that when  , the storms raged round the old roof-  tree she1 thought of the sailor boy she  had given her ��������� heart to. . And they  both forgot to mention the numerous  flirtations, in which -they had acted  as. principals, that' they had - gone  "through during those five- years'.-  ,, "Do you Jove me really?", she murmured, cushioning her sunny locks  -against, his reefer.-jacket.  ���������"Shiver my timbers if I don't," he  .replied, in-hearty .sailor exuberance. ,  ��������� "T can hardly'b'elieve it,'" she cooed .as she thought of her'own past  five years' experience. "Have you  always been true to the little girl who  has been waiting for you these many  long months?"  "Belay there a minute!" he replied,  moving her little head, from off Iii*-.  chest, and taking a wash-leather bag  from out of the recesses of his clothing. "Do you remember the"new coin  you gave me as a keepsake five years  ago?"  "I do," she responded.  "T have never patted with it. Tn the  long, dark watches of the night it has  been my constant companion"; and  he handed his treasure to the girl:  "All, this time you have kept it for  my sake?" she sighed.  "For five long years it has never  left me till this moment. For five  long years it has been my groatc-d  treasure. Often when the waves were  running mountains high and swept  the ship from stem to stern have J  pressed that coin to rny lips and  thought of the little girl so many miles  away .    What's  the   matter?" ' he  asked,  as. she   suddenly  "disengage'd  herself from his embrace.  "For five years it has been youi  constant, companion, .has it?", she  scornfully 'said. "Then it must have  been made purposely for nie to give  to you. Look at the date."  He did���������it was 1905.  The rest is silence.  INDEED THEY    ���������  AREJiNDERFUL  what thos. Mcdonald say's of  -   dodd's kidney pills.''  He Had Lame Back,, Kidney'Disease:,!  and   Heart   Flutterings,   and    Ono"'  Box Cured Him.  Shubenacadie, ��������� Hants . Co., N. S.  (Special).���������"I suffered from Lame  Back, Kidney' Disease and Heart Flut-''  lerings, caused by cold and a strain, -..  for three years. I was looking over,  some papers and saw Dodd's Kidney  Pills-advertised and I bought one box  which, completely cured'me. Dodd's  Kidney Pills are wonderful."  That is the simple, straightforward  statement of Mr." Thomas- McDonald,  a well known resident of this place.  Tt shows how quickly Dodd's Kidney -  Pills cure Kidney Disease when taken  in its earlies stages. Lame. Back is  one "of the first symptoms of sick Kidneys. Heart ��������� Flufferings is another  symptom. It is caused by blood, from  which the sick- Kidneys huvc failed to  strain tho impurities, increasing the.  work of the, heart. Dodd's Kidney  Pills make the sick Kidneys well, the >  lame hack disappears, .the blood is  purified, the heart is relieved and tlie  fl.uttorines stop.  If the case -is^ of long standing, it  may take lonper"to cure it, but. Dodd's  Kidney Pills never fail to do it.  The largest pontoon bridge in the  world is in India, connecting Calcutta  with Howa, an important railroad  terminal and niton and manufacturing center.  The residue irom the garbage incinerating furnaces. of several of the  smaller English cities is mixeJ with  quicklime and water and made-into a  fair quality of bricks and building  blocks.  ;     TEA ���������-���������:���������.::'  Is Delicious  Always of High  and   Uniform   Quality.        '  Lead  Packets Only. At all Grocers  30c, 40c, 60c and 60c per lb.  -    Mr.  W. T. Stead.  No one denies that Mr. W. T. Stead  is one of the cleverest journalists  in London. As he confessed the other  dav. he.has been right "throueh the  mill," nnd there was a time when he '  wrote advertisements, and articles nt  a penny a line. It has been said that  lie has'interviewed everybody who is  anybody, from royalty downwards.  Mr. Stead has many stories to tell of  exalted personages he has met. He  was once visiting the Kine and Queen  of Denmark, and during the interview  the question of women's suffrage  arose. The King was in favor of extending the franchise to the gentler  sex, but the Queen demurred, saying  that she did not approve, of granting  women the "vote. .."But, 'my dear,"  replied the King, with a smile, "you  have everything that the Suffragists  are fighting for."  Suspicious  "Ah, those golden tresses charm me,"  Said he in his sweetest tone.  Then he added:   "Tell me, darling,  Is it all your very own?"  How's This?  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward tor nn'  ease of). Cuturrli that emmut bo cured by Hull':  Catarrn Cure.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O  ��������� We, the underalciied, liuve known F. J. C'lirnej  lor the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions and ilnanclally  able to carry out any obligations made by his Arm.  Waloi.no; Kinnax A IIAI'VIN.   *  Wholesale Dni2i.'M������, Toledo. O.  Hall's Catarrh Cure Is tahen 'Internally, actios  dlre.Hly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of tin  aystcm. Testimonials sent free, rrlce 75 tents per  bottle.  Sold by all Drutelsta.  Tate Hall's l-Viailly Fills (or constipation.  The Chrjiel of the Bones.  Not far from the Cathedral of St.  John, in Vallcta, on thc Island of  Malta, is an exquisite little church,  built in the form of a Maltese cross,  called the Chapel of the Monks, belonging to one of the Catholic orders.  Connected with it is.a.small underground chapel, a most'weird, gruesome place, called tlie Chapel of the  Bones. Here rows upon rows of  human bones are -arranged all over  the walls and ceiling in geometric design. These are the bones of 1.600  people who perished in two of Malta's  many sieges. In a pit outside 80,000  more were burned, and these are but  a tithe of countless thousands whose  life blood has laved this rocky isle of  the sea all down the centuries. For  so long a time that history is lost in  dim age, it has been the centre of  such conflict and woeful carnage as  no other known spot on the earth's  surface can recount, unless it be  Sicily, which lies just north of it. For  two and a half centuries it was the  hardly hckl home of medieval chivalry.'  Eyes  Are   Relieved   by  Murine'  when   irritated   by   Chalk   Dust   and  Eye Strain,  incident  to  the average  School   'Room.    A -^recent   Census   ol  New York City reveals the fact that  in that City alone 17,923 School Children needed Eye Care.   Why not try  Murine Eye Remedy for Red, Weak  Weary,  Watery    Eyes,    Granulation.  Pink   Rye and  Eye  Strain?    Murine  doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye Pain.   Is  compounded   by Experienced   Physicians; Contains no Injurious or Pn>  hibited Drugs.   Try Murine for Youf"  Eye Troubles; You will like Murine  Try it in "Baby's Eyes for Scaly Eye  lids.    Druggists  Sell   Murine  at 50c.  Thc Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago,  Will Send You Interesting Eye Book?  Free. ,        ���������  Out of Dat-; ,  A w'.ikmnn, who was paid by time,  was suspected by his wife of not (riving her nil his pay at the end of the  week. She consulled a neighbor, who  advised her to get a ready reckoner  This she procured, and vhen. next he  handed hor his wages shr* asked him:  ���������'Arc ye sure that's all, Geordic? '  "Of, course," he replied. /"Because I  Lave been looking up a ready reckon  er, and I should get more " "Let in*  sec,.it." He looked at it tor a minute,  and contemptuously threw it back to  her.. "That's no use; it's last year's."  About one eallon of fuel nlco'wl can  he distilled from three gallons of molasses.  ���������Disaster and Earthquake.  "Let us set aside all sentiment and  try to differentiate between the' disaster as sucli and the earthquake itself," writes Frank A. Perret, formerly honorary assistant at the Royal  Vesuvian observatory, concerning the  Messina earthquake in The -Century.  "Let us realize the fact that if the  population of these cities had been  ten- times as large the disaster would  have been correspondingly greater,  while the earthquake would have remained the same and the still more  interesting fact that if instead of these  rubble built cities a large army had  been encamped on the spot there  would have been no disaster whatever, the earthquake still remaining  the same. Years ago laws were passed prohibiting the erection of houses j ������,',*.*.'  having more than two stories, but ' B'''  avarice led to the building of tall,  flimsy structures which would accommodate many' families and bring the  owners a goodly rental.   And yet this  "How do you do, sare?" said a  Frenchman to an English acquaintance.  "Rather poorly, thank you," answer the other.  "Nay my dear sare," said the  Frenchman; "don't thank nie for your  illness; 1 cannot help it."  .     UsualK-  He who tries to be -.il things lo all  men  usually ends bv   'icing  nothing  to nobody.���������Chicago NV'-.'s.  Tommy���������What is a retainer, pa?  Tommy's Father���������A retainer, my  son, is the money people pay to us  lawyers before we can do any work.*  Tommy���������Oh, 1 see. It's like those,  -slot gas meters. The people have to  pay their money before they get any  Helping Them Out  Your cousin's medical practice, I  suppose,  doesn't   amount   to    much  was a well-known seismic area, where-! J'e^*9.  quakes   were  of  frequent  occurrence | . "^������.*_ I'm sorry to say  We relatives  and a great one might be expected at  any time."  do    all    we    can, however,    but,    of  course, we can't be ill all the time!"  SUNLIGHT   at   NIGHT!  proriuco't hy  ALADDIN the U'ONDEliFUL LAMP  - from eonimon  COAL OIL-'KrcnoHKNKi-Mfike** nnd  btirnK Iti mm KftH miller mitntlo. _'h#  '���������lit'iip'-st iir'Hlt-inl liifht In tijJhteiire,  No hettur light ohtiitniililu at 11117  c*Ht. OUorluM, noinole**-*, ek-iin, o m  ulo nml unto. Lump t">,v" for itn_lf  In fmv nionllin lit nm'in*r nil. An  Men I light for Nto ro, odlco or Iioumo.  Writo for our FKKK LA.MP Intiotltic*  tory offer.  Tho   Mantlo   Lamp   Company,  D������>|>t. L. of Atnorlm,  d.tuiti-J Wftiitou Everywhere.  Ill Hunnatyno Avo.  WInntpog.  "Harness Life"  Blackens Harness,    but  not blacken tho hands.  does  Goes right through the hardest, oldest Harness, making  it soft, pliable and waterproof.  Docs the  combined    work  Oil,   Soap   and   Dressing.  of  Does away with washing Harness. **  Makes Harness look like new.  Two Dollars For Ono Gallon Can  If your storokooper does not  keyp it, write "Harness Life"  Department  CARBON OlfffORKS, LTD.  WINNIPEG,  CANADA.  Manufacturer   of   "COWL   BRAND"  Oil Spscloltki. -������������������������  "Thrashinfj the Hen."  They had pretty ways of keeping  Shrovetide in the good old times.  There was the game of "thrashing the  hen." And this is how Hilman, the  antiquary, speaks of it: "The hen i.s  hung at a fellow's back, who has also  some horse bells about him. The rest  of the fellows are. blinded and have  boughs in their hands, with which  thev chase this fellow and his hen,  Hut the maids are to blind the fellows, which they do with their  aprons, and the cunning baggages  will endear their sweethearts with a  peephole. After this a store of pan-  cukes is made, and she that is noted  for lying abed long hath the first  pancake presented to her."���������London  Chronicle,     -  /       Saltast Lake  In the World.  This is Lake Urumia, in Persia, situated ��������� more than 4,000 feet above the  level of the sea. It contains 22 per  cent, of salt as against 8.5 per cent,  in the Dead Sea. The lake is eighty-  four miles long and twenty-four miles  broad, and its northern coasts are  incrusted with a border of salt glittering white in the sun. No livingtliini;  can survive in it except a species "J  very small jellyfish.  "What is your member of congress  noted for?" "Well," answered Farmer  Cortitossel, "around here he's mostly  noted for arguments that won't go  down and seeds that won't come up."  ���������Washington Star.  An Old Larch Tree.  Italy can boast of a larch tree the  age of which is estimated to be 2,000  year3. It "is.situated on the northern  flank of Mont Chetip in the direction  of the huts of Pian Veni, above Gour-  mayeur ,a few steps from the footpath  that skirts the limits of the meadow-  land. Due allowance being made for  the extreme slowness with which the  larch grows, for tiie altitude above sea  level (1,050 meters) at which it is rooted and for its northerly exposure in  the near neighborhood of the glacier  where the cycle of its development is  barely five months every year, this  venerable larch, untouched alike by  woodman's axe and thunderbolt, cannot be less than 2,000 years old.���������  Scotsman.  Illiteracy among the" negroes of the  United States ii seven times as common as among the whites.  Meerschaum, when freshly mined, is  so soft that it may be used for soap,  giving a plentiful, cleansing lather.  A Simple and Cheap Medicine.���������A  simple, cheap and- effective medicine  is something to be desired. There is  no medicine so effective, a regulator of  the digestive system as Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills. They are simple, they  are cheap, they can be got anywhere,  and their beneficial action will prove  their recommendation. They are the  medicine of the poor man and those  who wish to escape doctors' bills will  do well in giving them a trial.  A BOOK FOR MOTHERS  Every mother is naturally anxious j  for information that will enable her!  to keep little ones in pood health.  The j  Dr. Williams'    Medicine    Co.    have ���������  issued a little book which contains a  great deal of information on the care  of  infants and young children  that  every  mother ough��������� to know.     The  book will he sent free to any mother  who will send her nnino and address  to  The  Dr. .Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Out.  The Spy"and the King.  The following story is told of Louis  XVIII., King of Friince, - and I-'ouche,  who had been at one time Napoleon's  minister of police: After the Bourbon  restoration the King asked . Fouche  whether he had set spies over him  during the empire. Fouche admitted  that he had. "Who was the spy?"  the King asked, and he was,informed  that it had been the Comtc de Bla-  cas. "How much did he get?" continued the King. "Two hundred thousand francs a year, your majesty."  "Ah, well," said Louis, "he was hon  est, then, after 'all.   I had half."  "People praise my work," said the  artist, hoastingly. "And they laugh at  mine," rejoined the sad-faced party  "but'. I don't mind." "What is your  line?" queried the artist. "I'm a professional humorist," replied the other  ���������Chicago Daily News.  Pickin_   'Em  by  Their  Tunes.  "Employers have- their own ideas  about the sort of man that will fit  into a certain job," said the manager  of a local employment bureau. "Not  many days ago I sent an able-bodied,  capable-looking young man around to  the office of a big contracior who had |  a position he wanted filled.   I thought | gate them".  I  had found just the man  for him. , *"  ^  But the young man came back here      T,     mniluf/lcturp  of  ���������iPOma'rgarine  ^Sn?nP������   f!lr .n^ff ri   K,t,^    ailt- otl'������ ������*"tir'ciil1 ,'lltt(>rs is ������ne of  the job for some reason���������he coulun t   .,     ,     ,.      ....       , TT ..     ,  figure out why.   I called up the con-   tl,B lpn'llnB i���������*1-^'*"* of Holland  I  "She���������Jack told me that that hospital was built entirely at his expense.  Is it possible?  He���������Well, Jack's uncle cut him off  with a hundred pounds, and left the  rest of his money to build the bos-  Airing your troubles will not miti-  tractor, and he explained how it was.  'The fellow kept whistling a lot of  tunes such as "Auld Lang Syne" and  'The Suwanee River" wliile he was  waiting to see me,' said.the contractor, 'and I decided that he wouldn't  do before I even saw him. He must  be a slow moving, slow-thinking man  or he would 'whistle livelier tunes.  Send me around a man who likes to  whistle "A Hot Time" or "Hiawatha"  and I'll take him'."  There's one sure thing, and that, is  that you can't be sure of anvthing  The PJowboy Bard  The garden seed airseed, all right���������  That's righter than it's wronger���������  But when we puts 'ein'outa sight  They can't bo seed no longer.  It's a loty down trick when another  fellow beats you at yet" own game.  Minard's  Friend.  Liniment,    Lumberman's  Some of our oldest colleges are still  in full possession 'of their faculties.  -i ; ;   A Fair Exohange.  "When Blnks wus coiiriluj,' his wife  he opened his heart to Iter."  "Well'/"  "She exchanged wilb lilin. After  they were nmi'i-leU slio opened bis  eyca."-Htiltluioi-e American.'  Hurrying Elevator.  Gscin atiori work for tho 3,500,000  ��������� bu.iidl elevator lor tho. Grand Trunk  Pacific at Fort William Is proceeding  rapidly. This part of the work will  bo completed next month, when the  concietu works will be aturted,  Talkative Judges Preferred.  If the garrulous judge is a "nuisance," since he is apt to divert the  attention of counsel from the vital  points and to lengthen the proceedings, the silent judge is hardly to be  described in more flattering terms,  since the'advocute never knows what  is passing'through his mind. On the  whole, talkativeness on the bench is  perhaps preferable to absolute silence.  ���������Law Journal.    ,  Elgar Flew Kites.  Sir Edward Elgar, the famous composer, at one time made a hobby of  kite-dying, and was not ashamed to  be seen tugging at a string and go*  ing heavenwards after a struggling  object with a long tail. He ia also  an _ardo_it naturalist.  His Role.  Tbe actor of the stranded troupe  protested rit the prospect of footing  the lies.  "Quit your kicking," snld the man*-  nger Impatiently. '.!*i'ou signed as  walking Kenllemiiii, didn't you?" -  Philadelphia Ledger.  vi^m.  W. N. U��������� No, 74?  Tho Prime Necessity.  "No mutter whetlior Inventors use  sails or motors on llielr uln-hlps, there  la one thing nil will liuve to do."  "What Id that?"  "Itiilae the \Yliid,"--*Bi*lllmoro Ann-r*  10'un. ���������....'  in indigestion  Bile is quite *as important as are the  gastric juices in the process of digestion.  Chronic  indigestion   disappears  when  ���������an active liver supplies bile in sufficient quantities.  Vou think of bile as something disa-  greeable and poisonous, something to  be well rid of. In the blood the bile  is poisonous and harmful, but the  liver takes thc bile out of the blood  and pours it into the intestiii'-s, where  it fulfills a most important mission.  Without bile, h'uinan life is short;  for,  Bile hastens the passage of the food  along the alimentary canal.  Bile neutralizes the acid which  passes from the stomach to the intestines.  Bile prevents the fermentation of  food in the intestines, which in' turn  cause.1* gas, wind, flatulency.  Bile, in short, is Nature's cathartic  aiul maintains a regular and healthful  process of digestion and of elimination  of waste matter by way of the bowels.  But to have a regular flow of bile the  liver must lie kept healthy nnd active  and just, hero is where -Dr' A. W.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills come in,  for they are definite, specific and  direct in their action on the liver.  It is only by setting the liver right  that constipation can ever be cured.  It is only by making the liver healthy  that biliousness and bilious, sick  i'.'iiliu-lu\* can he thoroughly overcome. It is only hy making the liver  active that tho most difficult cases of  indigestion and dyspepsia will ever  vanish, . ���������  A single box of Dr. A, W. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills nt 26 cts. n box will,  convince you of their extraordinary  merit. ���������"' Ono pill n dose, nt nil dealers,  or* L'dmansou, Uutes k Co,, Toronto  The Coming Countries.  Southern America 'and Africa are  the coming countries. A half-century  ago or more the-great geographer,  Arnold Guyot, predicted that within  two or three generations the reaction j  of the east upon the west would pro- '  duce.an. equilibrium, and that'then  the reaction of.'the .'north upon, the  south^wbuld 'begin'in' earnest," and  the great streams of population and  traffic would flow at right angles to  those which they have followed during historical times. With the increase of population and a control  of .'l.-ankind   over- the ' forces of   na-  Away With Depression and Melancholy.���������These two evils are the accompaniment of a disordered stomach  and torpid liver and mean wretchedness to all whom they visit. .The surest and speediest way to combat them  is with Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,  which will restore the healthful action  of the stomach and bring relief. They  have proved their usefulness in thousands of cases and will continue to  give relief to the suffcring^who are  wise enough to u.-e them.  i    Dolly���������We had to practice   Chopin  for three hours to-day, mamma!  Mrs. Parvenoo���������Really, my dear,  shoppin' is all very well, but your  papa sent you to the ladies' hacademy  to learn music an' that sort o' thing!"  Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.  King Leopold of Belgium has offered  a $5,000 prize for the best treatise to  *.UJ[? ������LWL,i?!i..I>fPiG.i;.5?t:.C0^llUlVJ   be brought out this year.  had no conception the increase of  exchanges between north and south  seems lifely to begin sooner than he  could have anticipated.���������Snn Francisco Chronicle.  Sardou's.Unpublished Plays.  Sardou's executors have, found four  unpublished plays among his papers,  one of them is a four-act play written  in collaboration with Ange Galdemar  for a London theatre. The other three  consist of the libretto for a comic  opera, entitled "The Feast on the  Nile"; a dramatic comedy in four acts  and "Mine. Tallien," a tragedy in  five acts. All these three works, of  which the first will be produced dur  "I have an heirloom on this tabic "  said the landlady, "that has con.e  down to tne through four generations.''  "I thought so," mused the new boarder; "Why don't you get n different  butter dealer."��������� Cleveland Leader.  j A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  j To All Women: I will send free,  ! with full,instructions, my borne.treat-  | incut which positively cures Leucor-  j rhoen, Ulceration,' Displacements,  'Falling of the Womb, Painful or Ir-  | regular Periods, Uterine nnd Ovarian  i Tumors or Growths, also'Hot Flushes,  ' Nervousness,  Melancholy,   Pains   in  ing the present year, wore written in .the Head,   Back  or  Bowels,   Kidney  collaboration with Emile Moreau  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  Little In Comparison. j  "It's n fact," said Towne, "that my i ...__   ���������_ _  wife Is able to dross on comparatively j week.   My book, "WoninnVOwn Me-  llttle money." c|'cai Adviser," also sent free on re-  "Wlin 11", exclaimed Mnrryiit. "Oh, 'quest. Write to-day. Address Mrs  come now! Wliat do you mean by j M. Summon, Box H.I., Windsor, Ont.  'conipitnillvely little?'"  "I mean on little compared with  what she thinks she ought to have."���������  Catholic Standifrd and Times,  0>sra*Sw.'i������|������_v-]vv^  His Occupation.  "tes, he was ouce a professional  linsebnil player."  "What's lie doing now?"  "Ho puts lu most of bis time hunting'  for people who are willing to listen  while he tells them what n great man  he used to be."-Cblcngo llecord Herald.  Hopeless Case.  "Why, I.tishley. I nin astonished to  nee you, out! The Inst thing 1 heard  about you wits that the doctor had  given you up."  "Well, he hun. [Ie���������er-told me the  otlwr dny he hud charged up my ac-  ���������  Chaplain���������What brought you here?  Prisoner���������Youth, sir.  Chaplain���������Youth I Why, you look to  be fifty, if a day !  Prisoner���������I'm past that.. It wns the  youth of my lawyer that did it.  Sores Flee Before It,���������Tliere are  many who have been afflicted with  sores and have driven tliei��������� a way with  Dr. Thomas' Eelectric Oil, which acts  like magic. All similarly troubled  should lose no time in applying this  splendid remedy, ns there is nothing  like it to be had. It is cheap, but its  power is in no way expressed by its  low price.  Jobbery  Another important difference between govorrunnet John and glory is  that there are not enough of them to  touikI.���������Indlmuipolls Nei '*'.LS ���������������:  \&*  .".*,���������*���������  'V' '.-     V' *r  '^^������������������--^M  !-,?.<$-������������������  ;'v������* ���������*-'".'  ��������� i .an, wp H-SWH, ly���������  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.    BRITISn    COLUMBIA.  _s^38fa^tiefiaflstea3s  909  e*_"l  PHOENIX $  ���������st  hotel   to tlie *Z  CM  Tho nearest  Oran.by mines. One of the  largest dining rooms in tho  city. The bar ia replete  with nerve bracer-* of nil  kinds, and the most fragrant cigars. Drop up ami  see me.  A. ������.'.JOHNSON  I'BOPRIETOK.  asass^iSssssSj  ���������*>������������������  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.  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  Ja.50 a year. Address all letters to The  hedge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   B. C. JULY 15, 1909  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  J lade by  3. 0. Odin 6f (Jo., nelson  RETURN EXCURSION RATES  pao a  GREENWOOD  ,T0  SEATTLE  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  THE  Arlington Hotel  OREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening   Night-Cap?.  Buttermilk a specialty during the  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  . Tickets on sale daily, May  29th to Oct. 14th. Final return limit IA days. Corresponding fares from other  points.   Tickets at  REDUCED RATES  Will also be on sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  July 2nd and 3rd,  August 11th and 12th,  TO EASTERN DESTINATIONS  iu Canada and the United States,  with choice of routes and final  return limit of Oct. 31st  For full particulars apply to  E. R. Redpath,  Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  J. E. Pkoctok,  D. P. A., Calgary. Alta.  Hotel  n.  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.  Y. CHISHOLM, Propbietob.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, E. C.  GREENWOOD  and MIDWAY  About Float.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing SG  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cashed ���������  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver long after  Noah was dead ; how a .  parson took a drink at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in '93; how the  saloon man outprayed tbe.  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts tbe  roamings of a western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt. It  contains the early history .  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In it are printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.' Send for  one before it is too late."  The price is 25 cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world. Address all letters to  R. T Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C. -  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor  would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  Suspsnse is often wonse than a  reality.    As a shade tree in tho Boundary  the Squash is a failure.  The big tunnels now being run  into tbe mountains at Greenwood  are lieble to make this city a  second Butte.  Tub Cranbrook Prospector says  that a promoter is a man who will  supply the ocean if some oue else  supplies the ships.  It is reported that a man was  recently shot in Arkansas while  saying his prayers. Must be an  offense in that state.  THE LEDGE  J*/st$2ayear  In Advance.  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  &t 7 a. in., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. ni. J. McDoxell.  MIN'KKAI. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Lexicon" Minoral CUlm, situate in the Greenwood   Mining  lilvlttlon  of  Yule  District:  Wlicre located: Skylark C������inp (South),  TAKK NOTICE Hut I. J-hiic... S. Hlrnle, Free  Allncr'B Certiliciite Nn. liii'Mi, fur >olf und Chit.  Il.Tyo, Fret* Minnr'aCortUlcfito No lt&Mi ������nd  Hrdiipy M- Juhiwon, J'rca JIIn**r'n Ci'rtllicat-  No.  II-.M500. 'InliMirt, flUty  dajn from  the (lute  Jicreof, lo n.p|ily to tho Mlnln-* ���������l������s������rt*������*r for ���������  CVrtiflcatcof Iniprovpiuent**, for tlio purpose of  ootainlnir n Crown Grant to tbo nliovo I'lulm.  Ami fiirllior take notice Hint action,  under  ecctuin   *"���������  mimt   Im*  romm-i'ic*-*  before  tue  Ittrtiimu'e of .such Corlllloatuof Improvement*  Dated thi* nth day of June, A  D. I WW.  JAilES 8. 1UKNIE.  Get your Raze rs Honed  and your Baths at  Frawley's  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,   9  >*B#.MW0'*B0O0|PS*P|8*8 J 8C*08>ft8801  In mountain towns the spirit of  unrest and opposition that is often  found amongst the people, especially between labor and capital, is  sometimes caused by the rarified  atmosphere not being properly  mixed with what we eat and drink.  The greater the altitude the more  care must be exercised in order to  remain even tempered and reasonable.     Negligence and Robbery.  An Ottawa exchange has the following to say about the recent  train robbery :  Cur friends, the train robbers,  are getting very busy in British  Columbia. Time was when the  train bandit did not dream of plying his trade on the Canadian side  of the Boundary line. Of late  word seems to have gone out that  after all Canadian law is easy, and  one robbery succeeds another. Tho  inference is very Etrong that if  Bill Miner had not found his way  out of New -"Westminster penitentiary so remarkably smooth the  popularity of the train robber  habit would not.be so great. The  whole episode of his escape wears  a most suspicious aspect, and this  new holdup serves to emphasize it.  The circumstances iu connection  with the British Columbia end of  the escape were most extraordinary ; the looseness of the prison  discipline, the indulgence extended  to so desperate a criminal, the irregular interviews which he was  allowed to hold, the way in which  his escape was prepared by allowing him to grow his hair and  moustache, the strange delay in  notifying Ottawa, all have a most  unfortunate, not to say sinister  aspect.     '  When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postofiice. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  large that it is a matter of surprise the discovery was net made  sooner, being only about half a  mile from salt water and 500 feet-  above sea level. There are numerous dykes and fiof-iirt***- cut by this  gulch, two of which show copper  glance" in large quantities with a  little chalcopyrite making a unique  display for B. C. The fissures���������  quartz with free walls in a granitoid formation���������measure on the  floor 7 and 8k feet respectively.  The copper glance assays 64 to 7(5.5  per cent, copper and 48 ounces of  silver to the ton. The latter test  was made by the provincial government assayer. Farther up the  gulch an immense dyke is exposed  with bunches of copper glance along  its walls, wnile along the strike the  country rock is in places highly  impregnated with chalcopyrite.  This is without doubt the most  important discovery yet made on  the coast of British Columbia-  opening up new fields for prospecting, and this particular deposit, from an investor's point of  view being a highly desirable one  on account of its close proximity  to navigation. The lucky finder  of this bonanza is James McLennan, an old-timer of British Columbia, who is to be congratulated.  Development in a small way is  now in progress and extracting ore  for shipment.���������Prince Rupert Empire.           The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country, and the blue  Pacific.   _.   Right on Time.  Last week saw the steel across  the Similkameen river about a mile  this Bide o'f the old Webster ferry  and the steam track-layer proceeding with track-laying towards Ash-  nola creek. Of course that does  not mean that the first bridge is  completed, for the rails are laid on  false work and the bridge builders  will complete the structure later,  traffic of the work trains over the  false work befng maintained all  the while.   '  One steam pile driver goes to the  small bridge over Ashnola creek,  aud the other to the second crossing of tbe Similkameen at tlie  lower end of Brushy Bottom, while  the horse driver is to begin ot Hedley about the end of this week  driving the [ piles for the long high  trestel over Twenty-mile. This  trestle will be straight, 1,000 feet  long and high enough in places to  require a three-decker. The piles  for it are now being cut by A.  Pleasanee's'men in the heavy timber up on the mountain about opposite the mouth of Twenty-mile  and brought down iu a chute.  There is" every evidence that  Contractor D. Stewart, who has  the track-laying contract, is determined to rush the work so as to  carry out the track-laying programme laid ont four weeks ago,  and thus far they are a ltitle ahead  of that programme.  The rush work may entail a little moro cost, for it takes money  to lay down, material and do work  ahead of the track end, and the  fact that they are doing some of it  in that way is evidence conclusive  that the work is being rushed and  operations are being conducted under pressure.���������Hedley Gazette.  a mighty big scale to make room  for the gold, arid thesilver, and  the copper, and. the lead, and the  coal, that they're fairly crackin'  and bustin' wid. An' the rivers,  wait till yez see the rivers I They  had to be big to make room for the  millions of salmon that are crowding in eager to settle iu the interior av,the country.  ���������' I suppose you men from Ontario think yez know something  about trees ? Wait till yez see the  trees. It's a ' nice morniu's walk  round some of them. An' thoy  have to climb the trees with lad  ders to cut them down.' An' th<  fish I GiDtlemen, I'm" a bit of i>  Westerner myself, and I can tell a  good yarn, but on me honor, ]  could not lie about the fish, no  matter how hard I,tried.  ���������' Yes things' are' built on a  mighty ginerous scale in British  Columbia,"���������TheRevelsSoke Mail-  Herald.  . Insurance of any kind is a good  investment, whether life, accident  or fire. In Phoenix D. J. Mathe-  son pays particular attention to  this line of business aud thoso interested should consult him' at  their earliest convenience iu person or by mail.  Showed Appreciation.  John Houston left Piince Rupert on the Rupert City on Thursday���������just two years from the day  on which he landed here. On  Wednesday evening he was surprised by a delegation made up of  Fred Stork, J. A. Kirkpatrick, P.  W. Anderson, Dan McKinnon, J.  F. Brant, H. B. Rochester, and  John Piercy. Fred Stork was  spokesman. He -said nice things  and Houston said nice things in  reply. The delegation presented  Houston with a suit case filled with  toilet brushes, etc. Houston never  had either before, but years ago he  got a silk bat and a gold-headed  cane from admirers in Nelson, and  he will keep the suit case and the  toilet set as he has kept the silk  hat and gold-headed cane. They  may all be useful to him in Old  Mexico.���������Priuce   Rupert   Empire.  &.  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, Poles, etc.   Heavy Teaming  to any part of the District.  ���������" .Unequalled for Domestic . Use."  Simultaneously Wood turned to  Stone, and,Stone turned to Wood.  Then both turned to rubber. -  The White House Cafe in Nelson is next to the postofiice, right  in the heart .of the .city and is  noted for its excellent coffee and  shrot orders. Visitors to the city  shouldnot fail to drop in and have  a meal cooked by white labor.  In the   Nicola  strike is still on.  valley the coal  Wlddowi-on, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  E. M. Brock, an aged Zion City,  111., man, lay four days under a  tree during the . recent severe  storms waiting for the ravens to  feed him, and after beiDg nearly  frozen and on the verge of starvation consented .to be carried back  into his cabin and fed. The ravens  failed to come.  Buffalo Roundup.  LOWERTS CLAIM  Pnrin. the 87 months that LoworyV  Claim wim on <*arth it did l-u-.iiics.-i nil  PVuT the world. It wan tho moKt  iinlqiio, independent otid fearless jour-  ii,-l *,v_r produced in Cnnndn. Political  nnd theological enemies pursued it with  tlii! vi-nom of a rattlesnake until the  poviiriiiniint shut it out of tlio mails,  nnd Its editor ceaund to publish It,  pftitly on account of a "Inzy liver and  partly because It taken a pilo of money  to run a paper that Is outlawed. I hero  nro still 25 different editions of this con-  'l-wiii'-d Jiriirnnl In print. Send lOconts  and net ono or ii 5U and got the bunch.  Oroonr*'0*),'l,*n, C*'  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  THOS- WALSH  Proprietor.  HORSE STRAYED.  Cum': Into my prem'-ifH a bay mare abont nlm*  year,. 0M, nnd weighing about HXXJ pound*.  llr������iMl on loll ahouMor la an A nnd mider'tan  K.   Wirt* out on left bout /not   Owner can  ive tlie Mrno by piiylntf ex|K>n������oi*.  A- (J. MKSKKU, Midway, II, 0.  ***>  Frank Fletcher  ���������**���������������.  Pi-fovtNciAi* Land Subveyob,  Nolr-nn, B, C,  Mica Mining.  The Big Bend promises to be  one of tbe greatest fields of mica  mining in the world. The Pegmatite dykes which traverse the heart  of the Selkirks in that country  carry an immense amount of mica  of high grade, and it is only a matter of development and transportation to establish a great industry  in mica mining.  Mr. Moody of Calgary has gone  in from Golden with niue men to  do development work ou the holdings of his company.  Fred Anderson and J. Moore  came in from Golden Saturday  and advise us that they have a  deal on for their mica properties  on Mica creek, of which Potlatch  creek is a tributary. They say the  only feasible way of getting into  that country is via Eevelstoke,  and they want the government to  grant $500 towards construction of  a trail up Mica creek to connect  with the Big Bend trail. They  asked the assistance of the board  trade, and on Monday they saw  the government agent, who gave  them every encouragement.  Messrs. Anderson and Moore  will now go ahead with the work,  thus pioneering the opening up of  an important new mineral section  to the north of Revelstoke.���������-Revelstoke Observer.  Copper Discovery Reported.  That the coast range of mountains contains no appreciable  amount of mineral is now proven  to bo a myth. In the disintegration of the bills nature has cut a  deepgulcb right into tbe heart of  the mountains at Miskatlah bay,  One  A B. C. Dooley.  of   the   returned   holiday  makers, who had resumed his place  at the table, told of a trip across  the boundless prairie. They were  talking about the illimitable stretches on which thousands were yet  to find homes and independence.  One member of the company, a  son of Erin, said : "Gintlemen ye  think this is a big country. Just  wait till yez get to British Columbia. Shure that's the biggest country in the wurrld. Av British Columbia was all spread out flat loike  Manitoby and Saskatchewan and  Alberty, it wud fill the whole of  the Pacific ocean. Why. to make  room for British Columbia it bad  to be rowled up, and crumbled up  and   humped   up   into great   big  mountains rachin' to tho sky.  An' I views, when a woman in a particu-  the mountains bad to bo made on j larly noticeable sheath gown passed.  Wondrous stories are coming  from Montana of the dangers encountered by the men who worked  at the roundup of buffalo in the  vicinity of Rouan, where 200 head  were confined. Death in a hundred guises seemed to stalk in the  van of the herd, and it is only the  steady nerves and perfect skill of  the riders that saved them repeatedly.  The story of John Decker is one  in point.". With bis horse impaled  on the horns of-amaddened buffalo  he had a ride one day which he  will long remember. Decker, an  expert roundup rider, was engaged  "with others in forcing a small baud  of buffalo from the corral into the  waiting cages. The band stampeded, and one bull, rendered frantic by rage, charged Decker's  horse. Decker was not able to  swing his mount clear and it was  impaled on tho sharp horns. Then  with a display of strength which  was beyond belief, the buffalo raised  the_ horse and rider from the  ground and partly lifting and  partly pushing them, the animal  carried its burden across the corral for a distance of 300 yards.  Decker tried to draw his gun,  but it stuck in the holster, and  before his companions could come  to his assistance the buffalo stumbled and fell. Decker was thrown  clear and escaped with but a few  severe cuts and bruises. Securing  another mount bo continued his  work.  This is the sort of fight that  went on for weeks. Several of the  animals killed themselves in their  rage, and the exhibitions of their  strength and agility astounded the  crowds of spectatore who gathered  from all directions to see the closing scenes of tho roundup.  A man named Stone jiud one  named Wood met on the street recently and they stopped for a moment to exchange a few cheerful  Mrs. Nurich was in the jewelry  store. ���������' Here are some new souvenir spoons we have just got in,"  said the clerk, -placing a tray for  her inspection. "Oh, ain't those  lovely," she exclaimed. " I must  have some of those 1 Our cook  makes such lovely souvenir 1"  Mistress���������Look here, Susan, I  can write my name in the dust on  this table.  Susan���������Ah, mum, there's nothing like education, is there mum?  Tommy, said his mother, go into  the front room and see if grandpa  is asleep.  Tommy found the old gentleman  snoring.  Yes, mamma, he reported, he's  asleep, all but his nose.  Manama, questioned  the 5-year-  old Nettie, am I as tall as you are?  /No, dear, was the reply.    Your  head only comes to my Waist.  Well, continued.Nettie, I'm just  as short, anyway. My feet are as  far dr>wn as yours.  Bogs comprise one-seventeentn  of the area of Ii eland.  A. L. WHITE  nelson, B. 0.  GEO. P. WTCLJCS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.   '  'Bus meets all trains.  Cbe...  Is the leading hotel  Ko$$Iana  of the  city, and the home of tourists,  minins: men and commercial  travelers.  - Do not miss it when visiting the famous Golden City.  B. tvtnKiri$, manager.  TRUNKS BM 3 %<e?  The Furniture Man  STARKEY&CO.  nelson, b. c."    '.  wholesale -  "   dealers in.1 '  Produce   ando . Provisions  'PHONE 16,  About the Big  Commencing"  Anytning from the Kitchen  to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Bags.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   [SOLICITED.  THE GLdB  Gigar Store  . Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  h. E: Mathews  f4euu market Hotel  Is tlie home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British | Columbia.  HEHHY   STEGE.   PHOPB.  Pioneer?  Hotel...  Gpeen-aaood, S. C  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  city, and tho bar spppJies only tne best.  Corner of Greeinvood and Government  streets.  J. Mil. Kelson  Ti*?E]V[OflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, Is run on the  the American anil European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  t>e safe.  Malorje   &  Tncgillas  Douglas channel, 20  Kltlmat, exposing a  showing of copper, a  miles from  remarkable  Bhowing bo  Everything in my Jewelry stock will be sold to the  highest bidder. We have secured the services ot Mr.  Iterg, a professional jeweler and auctioneer, and we invito  one and all to attend these sales.  Special Invitation to Ladies.  m  Two Sales Daily, 2:30 and 7-30,  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. O., has a line oi nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any uiouo-  tain town ot tbe Great West. A  gins,*? of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  Lake view - Hotel  NELSON, B.O.  Is a borne for Miners.    Bates $1  a day.   All White Help.  N. Mallette   -    -    Phopiuetor  Or  jK ��������� Regular monthly meetings of  ���������*tlf Greenwood lodge No. 'IH, A. F.  /Sf^ & A. M., nro held on the lirnt  Thui'Bclny in encn tnontb in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Govcrninf-iit  street. Greonwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attnuil,  JAS, A. Ill It NIK. Snerwtnry,  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO B. C,  la a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.        ,  COCKLE & PAPWOETH.  W.F.M.  Greenwood Mbierti'  Union, No. 22, VV.  ���������F. M,, meets every  Saturday evening In Union Hall, Cop-  por street, Greenwood, at 7:80.  Also In hull at  Mother Lode mine  Friday evenings nt 7:80.  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary,  The Hotel Slocan *  Three Forks, B, C, is the -leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners *n specialty.  Rooms^eserved .by telegraph.  -'*���������������������������..���������'���������������������������.; Hugh. NivEM,.Prop  i  1  1  m  . ;?|  >'_l  fit  !  '*'..  v- -'.'������J  /I


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