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 $1.25 tb 87.50.  S. T. and  Mrs. Larsen of Rock  | Creek were in the city yesterday.  M. S. Davys and R. S. Lennie of  -Nelson  were in the city this week.  Miss   Alice   McMynn   is   home  rom school .for the summer hoTi-  I CldVS *  Mrs. Isaac Crawford and family  Creek       Hlg   amonth   ������'  ������ock  Harry S. Sones of the C P R  land^department,   Calgary,, is in  i  . Jno j. Snapp, of Seattlo, G. N  right of way agent, was in the citv  last week. J  H. Bird and M. S. Davis of Republic *\yash., were visitors in the  city this week  Western Float  den til San" fij^![ I^****" *" of a������* P-ious  to the coast.' g������Ing ?���������- 0The fconnage of ore mined  ���������d i ,    -r,      ' M,n 190S was the  largest ever nro  Ralph Poe^of the Golden Eagle Kuced. by the province, -and the  mine, North Pork, is spending toJ���������"*** assay 'of the' ore a c  daym Greenwood.   , slightly greater than that of! 907  Pn,.   -c    t   ,,...,    .    .   . but the average market value of the  day  Rev. F J. Rutherford leaves  tomorrow.for Creston, where he  has been stationed.  Porn���������At Deadwood, B. C   on  the 25th June, to Mr. and Mrs. D  D. McLaren, a son.  The Nicola Herald says that  -Frank Steel has bought a cayuse  that runs like a racehorse,  various rnphi-*  f������- tT,_~"%' *T.  P'e "g^-of-way for the railroad  in   the- market   price  of   metals      r        *,    ���������_  amounts to some 83,906,820     The p ���������    ������    *r feo   see the big sh���������  tonnage of ore mined' 'in the orov- \n*u n/lt *'*������������������ r*(Ie a cayuse from  nice during  the year 1908  S-6      Seatfcl������'  sive of coal,   was 2,083,000 tons L Elrl Qro*y ancl  Pa,'ty  will visit  an   increase   over   the   preceding w after   tLeir   retn���������   horn  ������i H-nrnx-   -   Nelson   soci'etv   is   al  John Mcintosh left yesterday to yeJ7m ^*l     - ,- .  ike a look  over thn ftl,���������* JLJrL!     ,.,, .   ���������4'.)J  tonH������  or lo 0 per  --,  ~ -uperl?U,;ope' '   JN'elson   society   is   ai-  lhis^otal tonnage was pro-J        y ap������g over tuis coming event.  ha in f     ^r>   Winkler  is   nnw   Bni_ -.'-������.  , ,    ---���������-.���������  *"������ jcoiciuity co  year  take a look over the Sheep creek cent,    -_*r  "Teeks!16 W,,_ b������ g������lle.a ^le uluced by the various'districts in f    -   >vin_ier is now sole pro  the following proportiohs: Bound-   P���������*��������� of the  Grand  Union  hotel  o,v. ,ift-__���������_.    ���������....     .        ^  jnjHedeyRobert' Herring,   his  T?    w   ���������   ",, roilowing proportiohs: Bound-  L.   W.   Monkhouse of London, ?!y'7fG Per ce^*, Rossland li 5  EnB.    was ln' the city this week. l������vb Ste<^ 7.9, .Coast district _V  i    Q-i    n*'\ouse   la interested in 1,h?e number of mines from which  ��������� rift  Si I van   i^i *.*.������.  ��������� - *\t   i I ol-.in^^..'.. , U1W1  En2 .  Mr.   Monkhouse   is interested  the Silver King near Nelson  rnW' -rV Krith' Herb Holuies and  Ihos. Henderson came down from  .Millinery.  "Boots and Shoe.-*.  ____E_3_  shipments were made in 1S98 was  ,        , ___._. __ulIIie8 an(1,1J8' a.D.d of t^se only 59 shipped  Upon his return to Boundarv Thos* Hendersoa came down from LT''0 D 10������ tons each ^"ring  Falls John Castleman met wih ������ LB������v������de? to attend the fiui'eraUf ������ L^oTl ono'? ^ M18h,PPed iQ  hearty welcome. tbe late Mrs. A.D. BroomQeld   '       *, f  ot 1,0C)0 tons, and of these  set of pi boxes in the Times office.  The heavy blasting in the ArC0  tunnel is heard at regular intervals in the city. Three shifts are  working at this big south end  tunnel.  No. 51  The lion is roaring in Princeton  today. - \   ���������  Local- strawberries'were,sold "in  Grand Forks upon June 14. ,  Farmers from Alberta and Dakota are settling on fruit ranches'  near Grand Forks. .  ������������������ Norman Fraser, train despatches  has been transferred from Revel'  stoke to Moose jaw.  John   Houston ' has    sold   the "  i mice   Rupert Empire to S   M  Newton.    John leaves this   week   '  for Galveston,  Texas,  and   from  there he will go to Old Mexico.  sl4"1alma'SbUi,diDgabarb-  Six men held up a C. P. R pas-  seuger   train  last   week   between   -,  _.       .  wi   w _*-���������_;   uecween  ���������jiii-a������7__-_^i"_ Z JSRXS^rd ohbi,"!^  town of Okanagan, Bill Allen  the canoe. * "psettmg of a  notoriniia    m.H.,,.       .        '   .. ������.  Isaac Crawford and Tom Hansen,  the Rock Creek merchants, were  in the city yesterday.  Miss Tillie Graham is home from  Spokane spending the summer  holidays with her mother  Last Saturday twelve bottles of  beer were discovered near the  smelter at Boundary Fall_.  .  Harry Nash of Mols6n. Wash  is in the city  with  Steve and Mike  Basta and Joe  Dehphe of Phoenix  were commit  chinery.     . Iiarvestmg   ma-|of having stolen  eoorls   i���������   t.i,JL  -     S,2SfbeStT?r?iSued h0tel inthe BoundarV  i* t������K Ifc  1S heated wi*  steam-and  ���������   JZ?      *he b1ar 1S ^^y8 abreast of the  -timej and meals are served in the Cafe  .    at any hour, day or,night.  fc^IU"^ &' Goodeve,   Propr's.  Fred Conway, who has  the C. P. R. offices here  past month, returned to  Monday.  Designs are being  of having stolen goods "in"their  possession. ,  Miss Brown, milliner for Barclay  & Co., and Miss  Watson, stenographer for J. D. Spence, leave to-  morrow for their homes in Ontario  made for the to sPeu(^ fcbe vacation.  been in I  for thej  Nelson  9&6GZ  _ ~���������._6   ujouc mi tne  onlargement of the furnaces at the  onn * C������PPe;,'comPany.'s smelter to  900 tons each daily,  P* F. Roussa returned/rom Nelson on Monday and expels to  have tne smelter at Boundary Falls  "i operation next monili.  J.   W.   Nelson   muie a  trip to  -Kock Creek this  week.    He states I ���������ma UP I0r f'nal before His H  mat work has slackened.upon the J'ge Erown this week*    Ve  levolopinenb in that sec- for PIaintiff*J in 87 IS aud costs,  .-     "     . . I X>      ir       Ol  ...       ...  Fred and Mrs. Mclnnis left this  week to spend a couple of months  at the coast. They will return  when the Boundary Falls smelter  resumes operations.  dJbtrict, 3 in Rossland, 3 in Fort  Steele mining division, and 1 in  I rout Lake mining divisiah.  Keeplhe Trade.  The Saturday Sunset has on it's  tront page some very gobd-illastra*  taons  of Midway, B. C.  and  sur ,       ���������  rounding distiict.    In  speaking of \\n -Dawson for ������  that section of the country and of ou a Sun(1ay.  railway progress through the Sim-'    T,,,'s vonr- "������������������-���������-  ilkameen, the Sunset says :  "The illustrations on this pace  are of the rich  Kettle river fruit  .district near Midway, British Co-  [luinbia     Midway  can  be reached  Jrom  Vancouver through   British  Columbia via the O. P. R. in about  ���������-H*  hours,  and  via the G. N R  through Washington  in  about'the  same time.   It is about eight hours  from Spokane.   Spokan gets most  notorious outlaw, was ��������� recently  killed by Little Tom in a duel with  knives.  While playing baseball in Chesaw, Grover Buckley had his leg  broken. ��������� fi  ���������i Tth'riPrince Enpert Empire thinks  that the prices of real estate are  about four times too high.  Fred Stork,.formerly of Fernie,  Vancouver   is   said  population of 100,000.  Gold quartz has been discovered'  nP^aVe7iVer by a Parfcy of P���������-  pectors who came in via theCd-  lumbia river.  The distance between Fort  George and Ashcroft is now covered  in six days by stage and steamboat.  The upper reaches of the Fraser  f/AP      /*ton       l.������            t m .  bouehfc ������    nf-*Jr.-o * * t>   *ermc>      xne "PPer reaches o  wSivs a,sr E������pert *or cs &���������?*"ia tmat'  ' ���������>3 mbh-loaded -canoes from Fort  H,QThlrt3te,0f CoI������rado  has "paid  the   Miners'    ������������������*--*���������   ������������������*-* --- F  damage   done  Two   men  have been fined 840  m Dawson for selling cigars and  it on a Sunday.  This year winter wheat will be a  union   $60,000 "for  to   their   property  ,-*"--'j"*-"1 wiuter wneat will be a "amage   done   frn   tho,*,.   ���������        I  Til.:    ,    ^ .        _  .   J *>  TL1������ week Premier McBride Md  ZtKtzj:^ *���������"tomi"-  Some detectives think that the  recent C. PR. holdup was done  by a lot of farmers. Might have  been a lot nf merchants tryine to  get even on freight rates. The  provincial government has offered  Strike Daclared.  of the trade o Midway an 1eaS of ZZV������0f f������^rnment h��������� offered  ibjto Rossland and west of to\% ,"?*-. ������f S2)50������ aml the ������* P*  Keremeos, the present toM|������������������^ SJ S���������1" at?Pun* ������or the cap-  ������. ���������*.*.     nag      ^tt  irrigation develop]  for  non-performance  of  contract'  camo up for trial before. His Honor  erdict  James"Buchanan & Co's  BLACK A^IB WHITE, A-ND  HOUSE OF 00_._���������WI111������  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO -  I     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD B C     '  ���������    PHOENIX, B. C.  .      Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a debVhHnl  m^vs, S-ft *    e.ntl,ef1,0nse, and bathrooms are al-  c^Snliness  Th������dVnC*e ������f th������^ in searrh of *������*terial  2wu .u      J*?    Dn,g room 1S an enemy to dyspepsia  while the aitietic appointment of the liquid refSTenfe  garden,   The sample rooms are tbe largest in themonn  tains and a pleasure to drummers wiS big tS"  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  | tion.  .Miss Stevenson has resigned the  position  of teacher of the third division in  the public school,   and  leaves tomorrow for her home in  |Ohillnvack.  nA!e7 fWaWe picnic was held  on  St. John's  day, Thursday last  wLTrIai*   creek'     Addresses  r!      de,T,vered   by   Rev.   Father  Podard, J. B. Desrosier and A   A  Frechette.  J* Peck MacSwain, ex-officio  mayor of Summit, who is at present sojourning in our midst, fears  he is becoming cross-eyed throueh  reading the "artistic" display head-  ings in the Cranbrook Prospector,  leek will remain straight thou<rh  be "look" crooked -NicoWeSfi. ,  Jos. Wilmshurst, road-superiu-'  teudentin this district for the pa������t  six years, ha tendered his resignation and will go to the coast.    Mr  Wilmshurst has been an efficient  foreman    to which  the   excellent  roads in the district bear testimony  Ihe   resignation  takes effect the  end of this month.  Mrs.  bridge  R. K. StevenJcft this morninn-  for Vancouver. Mr. Steven has  been manager of the Greenwood  club for a number of years and  made a host of friends in the citv  and district who will wish him  success.  Messrs. Cummings and Heller  were ia the city last week. They  are interested iu the Bounty Fraction on Dry creek, Wallace mountain. Mr. Heller has built a mill  tor the concentration of the second  class ore, and a trial run proved  i     ���������...     __  very satisfactorj*\  June School Report  "With direct communication  to  Vancouver, Midway would be less  than ten hours distant.    In the intervening   country    are   Similkameen Hedley camp and Keremeos.'  All the trade now going to Spokane would come here.    In  addition to the existing trade {hundreds  of   mines   would   bo    developed,  thousands of acres of rich land cultivated,   cattle fruit   and   timber  would  be produced.    There is no  richer district in British Columbia  Ihe fact that the V., V. '<t E is  slowly   creeping up the Similkameen   must   not   be    overlooked.  1 hat line is now grading towards  Princeton.    Steel will shortly be  laid   to Hedley.'   It is just four  years since Jim Hill got his re  newal of the V.. V. & E.  -^.w_uu iui   uie capture of the bandits. v  In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta this }*ear there are G SS0 -  000 acres in crop. This ia an increase of .1.25-1,000 acres over last  year,x   -   -. .  There iH> fine of: $50 for-rottine  out a oush fire "in-B. C. this*"time  I of the year without a license.  The people of Trail want a bridge  across the Columbia river.  At Rossland a rich strike of car  bonate ore has bei-n made on the  Blue  Bird.    It gives smelter  turns of '$87 to the ton  A. D. Broomfield of West-  p,   ..   DIVISION I-T.  ���������.  WATSON*.  1 upils actually attendiiiff. 15  Average daily attendance.    '''" 'lo'qq  Perconta.e of regularity..!        "    '"  Present every session. __���������_i-,u. ���������.���������-���������u__i0q or nalts there   all th.  i^������ffi_=-s_ ftSs:^^  Vernon is to have a public school  that will cost $45,000. The city  will also expend 875,000 upon a  waterworks system.  E. C. Thompson of Vernon was  drowned in Okanagan lake. It is  thought that ho had a  fainting fit  while t.alrinn o  ~ : i- ������  Saturday last the following cir-  cu ar was posted in Greenwood :  'Strike!     Workingmen,    stav  away from Greenwood ' y  "Greenwood Miners' union No.  ^, Western Federation of Miners  have declared a strike agaSthe  mines and smelter of the B C  Copper company, for the recognil  tion of Greenwood Miners' union,  mnemhOer8d,S0nm,natiOUa^Dsti^  "On June 1st, 1907, Greenwood  J^monandtliBni^erof  tne li. C. Copper company adopted .  a wage scale., to be paid the* employees.^ the B_C..Coppercom^  pany at their mines "and iielter'  theBVMpy'190S'themanagerof  ine _s. u Copper company reduced  the wages of his employees, and  from  that time to the present time  has refused to submit a copy of  the scale of wages he is paying his   '  re   employees, to the Greenwood ffin-   "'  'era union, and he has tried to dis-  .....  ----   ��������� ������������������  ������������������������---". charter  and tins is all  the progress he has I ,������������������_*,TT* ���������*"* "  ,ow  mado since that time, though as- ng a moruing dip  su ranees that the line  would  be       '    '"  ..... pushed to Vancouver were definite  ,.., ?'e? *nd c������Pious*    ^ that line stops at  Mildred I Princeton or halts there, all the  ��������� ������������������*******��������������������������� ��������� ������������������ __-___M_B_Bi_*_Bi_iYa-tBiia'^ffi**^  PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing = Co.  (Limited.)  ThePrideof Western Canada. Phone 138,Greenwood  S9Q9t  o  o  0  Greenwood, is the homo for workingmen of all nations.   It is  convenient to the smelter on the hill; Vhe dining rZ fa  phed wi ��������� tasty and substantial food, while tho bfr col    Z  best wot goods ..,n tho market.   Electric lights aft over-tho  premises.   Hot and cold baths.  Saturday.    The funeral, under the  auspices of the Eagles   and Odd  fellows,, took place yesterday. Her  husband,   mother and other relatives in addition to a largo num-  bei of people from various points,  .attended   tho  funeral.   Tho  services were held in the Presbyterian  church by the Rev. M. D. McKee.  jhe pallbearers were S. T. Larson,  ihos. Hanson, H. Holmes, A. Logan, I. Buckless and  Geo.   Well-  wood.  The Phoenix kids camo dovvu the  hill Saturday   last   to   learn   the  rudiments   of   baseball    and    the  Greenwood  boys plastered it over  them with a score of 23 to 1*>    It  is only fair to the Phoenix boys to  say that they won tho two previous  games.    Saturday's game was good  ball, until  the fifth inning, when  then the boys from the skyline  changed pitchers. The new pitcher  was a south   paw.    Ho  had the  speed, curves and every requisite  but the ability to put the ball over  the plate, and the homo team trotted round the diamond 15 times in '  the inning.  The public school closed Wednesday at noon for the summer vacation. Being the last day, tho day  set aside for public examination,  many of tho parents took advan-  Percentage of regul-irity 93.  Perfect attendance : Lena Archibald, Joy Cummins, Georgie Eales  Maudie   Eales,   Judith   Johnson!  Lileen   Jakes,   Anna   McKenzie,  r������iL������5 Esaj_^sa  Sutherland Smith,' Robert Smith'  Dick Taylor, Jack Wilson, Winnie Skelton.  DIVISION   III-c. U. STKVBXSON*.  Pupils actually attcnclin.**... o7  Avorago daily attoiidanco.     05 ,,.-,  Percontago of regularity. .....'.*. ."91*20  Present every session : Ernest  Archibald, Jack Eales, Waldo Jor-  don. Francis Jordan, Harold Mc-  Kenzie. John McArtlmr, Cecelia  Mcintosh,   Hall Mclntyro.   Vera  tablished.  After the line leaves Princeton  it will have to begin to mount the  summit  of   Hope.    Most   of   tbe  tonnage above Princeton will be of  the mines.    Jim Hill says be cares  nothing   for mines or timber or  anything   but   grain traffic.     He  said   that   last   fall  in Portland.  From Princeton south the country is almost as rich agriculturally  as it is in  minerals.    If Jim Hill  ever brings his V, V. & E. line  over the Hope he will do so ouly  under pressure.    It should be part  of    Premier    McBride's   railway  policy to apply the pressure, or thc  r;u"?u)   "**!* JUCJUityro.   Vera ���������nducement.      Unless   Vancouver  Keclpath,   Muriel Redpath, Ruby *->retj- direct connection  with   that  Smith, lorn Taylor, AnuieThomas,   '���������������������������st-rict it will be merely an  annex  The ednimh'rin ri.,rt.,,.f.���������.>..���������- _ ,... I of the State of Washington  as it  The education department grants  yearly to each division of the pub-  lie school three rolls of honor to bo  givou to pupils holding tho highest  rank in Proficiency, Regularity  and Punctuality, and Deportment.  Ihe winners of tho above Rolls of  Honor in tho respective divisions  are as follows:  Division I-Proficiency, to bo  awarded to the pupils passing highest on the recent high school entrance examination. Regularity  and Punctuality, Hazel Redpath.  I Deportment. Mildred Hancock  Division H-Proficiency, Eileen  Jakes. Regularity and Punctuality, Jack '-Wilson. Deportment,  Anna Mc Ken zie.  Division III���������Proficiency, Jose  phiuo McKee. Regularity and  Punctuality,- Francis Jordan.    D_  is now.  * Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B.  Ola Lofstad,  done in the different divisions.   In n"~TT^r~"'  divisions I and II the regular work B' C* Mines.  was taken up, whil in divim'mi itr m ,  in addition to t   8   dS Jii .ThofPOP?rt tof  ������������������> minister of  andrccitatiois w Sgien    S IrT   ���������''t * lr0vi,lce of Britfah  ���������r *i .      1-.0,P e,ven*   Mch I Columbia has been issued for the  Proprietor  of the members of tho staff was the  recipient of  a   prcsont from the  childron.   Miss Stevenson received  a white parasol, Miss Mackenzio a  belt pm and J. L. AVatson a cliiua  I plate.  year 4003. It shows that tho  value of tho mineral products of  tho province for tho year 1908  amounts to $23,801,277, which,  while it is loss than that of 1907  Railway to Build.  You never can tell anything absolutely definite with regard to  railway construction until the rail**  are actually being laid. However  there seems to bo very good  grounds for believing that the C.  P. R. will build from Merritt into  tho Similkameen this year.  The Cold water route has been  decided upon, and the plans, profiles, etc., aro now at the head  office in Montreal.  The Herald has learned from  the best of authority that the contractors, MoDonell & Czowski, will  bo in Merritt with their construction rqiiipmont as soon as thev  have completed their engagement  at Field.  It is also learned that the now  station will bo built this year. It  is not the intention of the O. P. It.  to deprive the traveling public of  station accommodation over au-  other vvintor.���������Nicola Herald.  Tho Columbia cigar is a large  and iree-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountaiii towiis and made in  A live steer weighing 2,560  pounds has been taken from Al  berta to the Seattle exposition. It  is thought the steer will weigh  3,500 pounds next year.  In Euderby 250,000 bricks are  being burned in one kiln.  Frank Bendurant of Sidley is  running a._e Home restuarant in  Orient  Henry Myers is running a 2G0-  foot tunnel on the Blue Grass near  Orient.   v  _In Fairbanks, Alaska, it costs  SoO, or 30 days, to give a woman  already drunk' another glass of  boozerine.  In Enderby hay is 826 a ton and  1 potatoes $50.  Many Michigan people are settling in tho Okanagan this summer.  . A. Reeves, D. J. Matheson and  several other Phoenix men have  taken up considerable laud not far  from Fort George.  A. W. Wright of Grand Forks  has mado some investments around  Fort George.  The Cariboo Observer says that  Charles Phillips, alias Benton, recently arrested for the murder of  Rawl Seibert at Republic, is supposed to bo one of the men who  held up Thomet's hotel in Midway  a year ago.  J. Pierpont Morgan and the  Guggcnheims will visit B. C. this  summer. They should^take a look  at Greenwood.  A. S. Goodeve & Co. report considerable activity in Rossland real  estate.  The stamps are steadily dropping at tho JSTighthawk mine west  of Oroville.  The wool crop at Armstrong'*-  sheep ranch near Chopaca averaged eight pouuds per head this  t-oasou.  Crude oil is being used upon the  sloughs and water holes around  Oroville to kill the mosquitoes.  This is not necessary around  Green wod.  A few cigarettes are still beine  smoked iu Orovillo.  A few days age a freight team  ron over a cow at Crcatou aud  killed tho bovine. If cows were  wise  they would n  nipt the Greenwood Miners' union  The properties of the B. C. Copper  company are closed down ' at the  present time and we intend to keep  them closed down until the management recognizes Greenwood  Miner_' union.  "At least 90 per cent of the employees of the B. C. Copper company before the close down were  members of Greenwood Miners'  union.  'The Strike Committee will  notify the public through the press  when the strike is declared off "  Railroad New;  3.  Tracklaying is proceeding at a  fir rate on  the V., V. & E.   The  first bridge over the Similkameea-  from Keremeos, will  be ready-for  tJain passage on  July 4th.    Ballasting will  begin a-3 soon as ten  miles of track is laid, the assembling of men, cars, steam shovel and  a small village on  wheels   bein-*-  made now for that purpose. ������  Grading is going on at the usual  pace and there is no doubt that tho  contractors will keep well in advance of the rail layers.  Contractor Hankinson willshort-  y throw a temporary bridge across  the Similkameen, thus delivering  dirt in town for yard and station  area. The spur to the V. P. M  Co s coal mine will be commenced  soon.  _ The Wen^tcheo branch of the V.  V. be E.  is under contract from  Oroville to Brewster.  J. J. Hill, prophet and railway  wizard, says that Canada will have  * Population of fifty millions in  UoO.  Division    Eugineer   Hale   wilL  shortly remove to Princeton.  ���������.uTh-*er.nailway Jou'-nal states that  n^n        po������Ple w'" spend 815,-  000,000  on   construction   in   the  west this year.    What proportion  of that sum tho V., V. & E. will  receive is not mentioned  but it is  estimated that $3,000,000/ will be  required to  build the Jink   from  irinceton   to   near  Cloverdalo���������  Princeton Star.  Two  sifiterB,   Harriet   S.   and  Pauline   F.   Devereux,  upon the  completion of their course at Mount  .,������}%oke  &}}*& i������ the clam- 0?  1900,   established   the   Devereux  company a8 a copartnership and  started in tho coal and wood trade  at Castme,   Me.   As a reault of  their energy and attention to busi-  am two years later they were able  to establish a branch at Bucksport.  During the past year they have THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  HANS THE COBBLER  German Shoemaker Fails to Sef  Point of Customers' Jokes.  HIS    SHOP    IS    BOYCOTTED  Called a Dunderhead and Other Hare  Names���������Anxious to Quit the Businesi  of Mending Shoes For Sotnethinc  Else.  ["Copyright, 1909, by T. C. "McClure.]  IK I vims in Germany und a man  comes Into my shop to get a cement patch ou bis- shoe lie calls  me mister und treat ine mit der  greatest respect, iu A-mcrii-a it vims  all different, und sometimes I think 1  shnll go out of der cobbling business  und run some sawmills, i don't hardly  open my shop in der morning vhen a  mau comes in mit a grin on his face  und look's all around nnd says:  "IIiuis, it vims funny-very funny."  "YesV"  "I don't laugh so much in ten years."  "Yes?"  "I shust bang on lo a lamppost und  laugh until der tears vhas running  down iny cheeks."  "1 see."  "A policeman comes along und says !  ������������������ v ncit .'������������������ '  "Vhell, der young lady cries out dot  her dog vhas gone opp If I don't pull  oop der post, but I take der strap und  twist It twice around, und der clog  vhas frec-ha, ha. ha! Think of it,  Hans���������ha, ha, ha!"  "But vhas itashoke?"  "Vhas it-? Vhas it? Vhy, man, vhas  you a born fool! Of course It vhas a  shoke!"  "But vhy?"  "How? How? Don't der young lady  ask me to pull oop der lamppost?"  "But you don't do it!"  He stands oop and looks at me about'  oue minute, und den he says:  "I go out. You can do uo work for  me. I don't bring repairs to an idiot  asylum. Und I like to tell you further if I moot you out some night i  put a head on you. Vhas it a shoke!  Vhas it a shoke!   Ilumpli!"  Vhell, vhat can I do. He says It  vhas some sliokes, und if I can't see  it dot vhay I must suffer for it. I  vhas suffering vhen some old man  comes In to get a lift ou der heel of  his shoe. I feels glad to see him. I  tlor.'t belief he has any shokes to get  off. I tells him how much it vliill be  for repairs, und he seems all right for  a minute, und den he breaks out:  "IIo, ho, ho! Yes, it vhas funny. I  vhas almost eighty years old, but I  cau seo humor der same ash vhen I  was twenty."  "Does somelhing happen?" I asks.  "I   should   gurgle!    Vhy,   cobbler,   I  he shall give me der collar if 1 dou't \ *augu unU, doy have to goud fo_ (U>1,  stop laughing und cry for a spell, but, doc.(or!"  how can I? Laugh! Vhy, I have to  stop by a graveyard und go ha, ha,  ha!"  "Vhell, vhat about it?" I says.  "You see, I vhas standing on der  corner und a fat mau he goes to  cross der street, ne gets by der car  track when he sees a eeut und stops  to pick it oop. Shust den der car comes  along.   Oh, Hans, it vhas so funny!"  "Vhas your head filled mit sawdust  dot you can't see? Dot fat man stands  bent over on der track. Der car comes  booming along. Can't you see der picture?   Can't you realize der situation?"  "But does der car hit him?"  "N-o-o-o, not quite. He gets off in  time."  "Deu v lie re vhas some shokes?"  "Vliore? Vhere? Vhy, you dunder-  headed Dutchman, der shoke vhas in  der motorman being disappointed dot  he don't kill somebody���������ha, ha, ha!"  I   don't   laugh.     I   dou't  see   some  "No!"  "It vhas (rue. I shi'ist go ho, ho, ho.  until I fall down in a fit. If I can  laugh like dot I shall live to be a hundred."  "Yes?"  Another Funny Story.  "It happens by der postofiice. A  man comes oop to me mit n rag around  his finger und a piece of string in his  hand. Ue vhants me to tie on der rag.  Do you see?"  "For sure." *   ���������  "I take der string und tie one knot  in it, und den he slips off der rag und  gives mc der ha, ha, ha! Oh, it vhas  funny���������it vhas funny!"  "How you mean funny?"  "Vhy, he don't have no sore finger.  He don't have no use for der rag. It  was all to fool me."  "But vhy don't he have some sore  finger?" I says.  "Vhy?  Vhy? Vhy don't he? Because  shokes.   I try my hardest, but I can't; your  -lpa_ v_as  ma__ 0f leather und  do it, und den dot man gets mad und i stuffed with bran, und I don't want no  fool to do my repairs!"  Und ho kicks over der chair und  goes out und leaves me to feel bad  some more. For sure, I belief dot I  either have to get a shoke book or go  out of der cobbler business.  M. QUAD.  A Genius.  "Wliis-klns is a real genius," says the  admiring friend.  j    "But he does not wear long hair, al-  I ways has on clean linen, always has  ! money in his pockets and seems to live  well," differs the other.  "That's true. And, don't you see, he  must be a genius to be able to do all  that and still be a genius?"���������New York  Life.  I  I  Generous Sacrifice.  want to marry your daugh-  i     "Sir,  i ter."  | "So I must have my little girl taken  from me some time, I suppose."  | "By no means, sir. I will stop paying my own board first."���������Baltimore  American.  "SHE WAS BUILT LIKE SOME BARRELS."  calls me names UDd says I can never j  do auy repairs for him.   Und after ho! Meant Him.  vhas gone ten minutes a woma.n comes!    "Fresh!" ejaculated the young lady  in.   She vhas built like some barrels { ��������� Pel'cl laid a bos of t><-"'bons in her  und have a smiling face on her.   She ' laP-  has a pair of shoes to mend, but keeps!    "Yes* 1 nevei* bu*v any otber kin<---"  ���������em in her hand und says: I returned the delighted 1'ercy.  "Hans, 1 can tell you der funniest!    "0u; 1 (-lidn't ujeau tne candy," said  thing dot ever happens." ; tne Sirl*       "Vhell?" j   -  "You  vhill laugh over it until you! Reprimanded,  fall off vour bench." |    "See here, mum; that blame dog of  ; j*ourn has just bit a chunk out of the  Merely In the Way of Trade.  "You are-a dog fancier, are you?"  "Me?  No, ma'am; I'm a dawg hater.  That's w'y I'm offeriu' you this beautiful fox tarrier so cheap.   I want to*  git rid of 'im."���������Minneapolis Journal.  What Held Him Back.  "You ought to go ou the stage."  "Think 1 would do?"  "You know more than lots of thero  who are on."  "Maybe that's the reason "I'm not"  "Yes?"  "You vhill tell your wife about it, i -a**- ot me leg."  und she vhill go ha, ha, ha!   My soul,'    "Serves you right,  but how vou shall laugh!" i we*lr   hiSh   boots?"  "Go on." j Dealer.        "Vhell, vhat vhas der difference be-:  tween a barrel of water und a barrel!  of wine?"  "I can't tell."  "You may guess ten times." s  "It vhas no good.   I give oop."    ��������� '  "Der difference vhas sliust $200. One  .vhas free, und der odder costs money.  See?   Ha,   ha,  ha!   It  vhas  my own j  shoke.  I get him oop by myself.  Vhy j  don't you laugh���������ha, ha, ha���������mit me?" j  "But I don't see no shoke," I says.    |  "You don't?   You don't feel tickled?;  Look here, Mr. Man, I come Iu here \  to get some shoes fixed up und to tell  you der latest shoke.  You don't even \  smile.  You make me feel cheap.  Vhell,  now, you old Idiot, you go to grass,  und I take my work to der dago!"  Made Him Feel Bad.  It mukes me feel bad dot I can't un-  der-stand, but I can't, und so I have to  wait till somebody else comes In. He  vhas a young man mit a patent leather  shoe. He stands by der door und  smiles; "he comes In und grins; he sits  down und goes ha, ha, ba, und says tc i  me:  "Say,  cobbler,   you   ought  to   bav< .  been dere!   In all your life you never  saw anything so funny!" I  "No?" I says. I  "My brudder-ln-lnw vlins dead shust j  der day before, but I have to laugh  shust der same. ��������� If you vhas going to  kill ine I can't help it."  "No?"  "It vhas down by der park. I vhalk  out a lectio because my brudder-ln-  lnw .vims dead. Along comes a young  lady leading a dog. She vhas a daisy,  und dot dog vhas a corker. My bniil*  dor-ln-liiw vhas dead, but I have to  look at dot girl. Maype her slster-ln  law vhas dead, but she nave to look nt  iup.   Understand?"  "Go on."  "Vhell, vhllc wo looks at each other  der dog winds himself two times  around der lamppost by der strap-  hn, ha, ha! Shall I ever forget ft! If  I live to be a thousand years old shall  I forget It!"  "Vli-iH It so awful?" 1 nsks.  "Awful? Vhy, you old dolt dere  vhus.no awful about It. It vhas shust  screamingly funny. Pore vhas me,  und   dure  vhas  der  girl,  dere  vhas  Why don't you  -Cleveland   Plain  A Toast.  Fashion!   Lovely dame!  Pledge In sparkling wine!  Let us add her name  To Ihe muses nine!  Tnoueh tho lovely nine  All should pass away.  Why should woman plno  It but. Fashion stay?  ThouRh the muses' lore  Mold'ir on tho shnlf,  Still may she adore  In Fashion's glass���������herself.  ���������Oliver H'iiford In Collier's Weekly.  Our Neighbors.  "We simply must move," said his  wife positively. "I can't stand this  place any longer."  "All right." replied her husband. "I  know a flat we can get that is $5  cheaper than this one."  "Well, I should say not. If we move  Into that the neighbors would think  we couldn't afford to stay where we  are."���������Detroit Free Press.  Government 'Phones.  The Provincial Government of Alberta propose to construct 800 mil-en  of new tfllonhone lines this ve-ir.  ., Rhodes Never Saw It.  Archibald Colquhoun, in his new  book, "Dan to Ueersheba," voices a  regret that Cecil Rhodes never saw  the glorious Victoria Falls in Africa,  now accessible to ull by the ruilway  line his support made possible. Tho  great empire-builder hud u favorite  imagination about the spray dashing  -gainst the windows of the carriage*  tw the train, on a slender framework  of steel, crawled over the bottomless  abyss in which the waters boil forever, und where the great sheet cornea  crashing down from tlio height above.  derlam-ipost, und dere vhas ������lcr W^^^^^fc  Shut( your eyes und call oop der pic- gnmdeHt'sight, on Clod's earth. Cut  ������������������tun*." .     ��������� Cecil Iihoduu never saw it.  JUST TIME.  realize  iu the  Tho Wonderful Part It Plays In tho  Earth's History.  Truly It Is hard for us to  what a part time has played  earth's history-just time, duration���������so  slowly, oh, so slowly, have the great  changes been brought about! The  turning of mud and silt Into rock in  the bottom of the old seas seems to  have been merely a question of time.  Mud does not become rock iu man's  time nor vegetable matter become coal.  These processes are too slow for us.  The Hexing and folding of the rocky  strata, miles deep, under an even pressure is only a question of time. Allow  time enough nnd force enough aud a  layer of granite may bo bent like a  bow. The crystals of thc rock seem  to adjust themselves to the strain aud  to take up new poslrions, just as they  do much more rapidly in a cuke of  ice under pressure. Probably no human agency could flex a stratum of  rock, because there is not time enough  eveti if there were power enough. "A  low tempera I uro acting gradually."  says my geology, '-during an indefinite age would produce results that  could not be otherwise brought about-  even through greiitei- heat." "(Jive us  time," say tlie great mechanical forces,  "and we will show you the Immobile  rocks and your rigid mountain chains  as flexible ns a piece of. leather."  "Give us time," say the dews and the  rains and Ihe snowflakos, "and we will  make you a garden out of those samo  stubborn rocks and frowning ledges."  "Give us time," says Life, starting  with its protnzoans In the'old. Cambrian seas, "and 1 will not stop till 1  have peopled the earth with myriad  forms and crowned them all with  man."���������John 1'urronghs in Atlantic.  GOING ABOUT IN  CHINA.  Useful Sedan Chair In the Crowded,  Noisy Streets of Canton.  There aro but'two ways to go about  Canton���������on foot or in a sedan chair.  The streets are from four to eight feet  wide, the average being probably about  six feet, and wheeled vehicles are out  of the question. Even the jiurikisha  cannot be used here. If you try to  make your way on foot, the density ot  the moving musses renders progress almost impossible, aud rowdies and pickpockets are numerous, so that the best  plan is to take a responsible native  guide and chair.  The chairs are carried by two. three  aud sometimes four men, according to  the weight of the passenger. The two  bamboo poles by which the oVmlr is  supported are about eighteen feet loug  and are joined at the front and rear  ends by a crosspiece. After you have  taken your seat the coolies raise the  ends of the poles to their shoulders  and are off at a dogtrot, only interrupted by a "congestion of traffic,"  which occurs very frequently.  It is surprising to see how rapidly  they can go through the crowded  streets. The whole line of chair carriers are yelling all the time, as are  other people who are carrying burdens,  for as there are no carts in use the  entire merchandise of the city is'trans*  ported in the same manner, not by  chairs, of course, but slung ou poles  carried across the shoulders.  The noise resulting from the simultaneous shouting of every one in sight,  both in front and in the rear, for the  stream is flowing in both directions, Is  enough to make one wonder if the long  expected riot has begun.���������Denver Post.  To Transfer Printing.  Anything printed on paper with ordinary* printer's ink cau be transferred  to a clean sheet of paper in the following manner: Take three drams of common yellow soap and dissolve it in one  quart of hot water. When cool add  one and a half fluid ounces of spirits  of turpentine. Put all in a bottle, cork  it and shake well together. Take a  sponge or soft brush aud apply some  of the solution to the printed surface.  i.et it soak for a few minutes. Lay it  face down upon the paper on which  the transfer is required and press both  together eveuly between the leaves  of a thick book placed under weights.  In a time varying from half a minute  to several hours, according to the newness of the printed original, it will be  transferred in reverse.  Compulsion.  Little flve-year-old Bessie was telling  about some medicine she had taken  while ill. "Yes," she said, "I took some  compulsion of cod liver oil, and"������������������  "You mean 'emulsion,' dou't you,  dear, not compulsion?" said the visitor.  "Well," rejoined Bessie, "there was  a good deal of compulsion about It."���������  Chicago News.  The Worst of It  Tragedies innumerable culminate in  the cnierg'-xKiy hospital. "What has  happened' to me?" asked the patient  when he ha/1 recovered from the effects of the ether. "You were in a  trolley car accident," said the nurse,  "and'it. has been found necessary to  amputate vour right hand." He sank  back on the pillow, sobbing aloud.  "Cheer up, ' said the nurse, patting  him on the head, "you will soon learn  to get along all right with your left,  hand." "Oh, it. wasn't the loss of the  hand itself that 1 was thinking of,"  sighed the victim. "But ou the. forefinger was a string that my wife tied  around it t<> remind me to got something for h.ir this morning, and now  I'll never be able to remember what it  was."  It was the first vaudeville performance the old colored lady had ever  seen, and sin was particularly excited  over the marvellous feats of tlie magician. But when he covered a newspaper with n heavy flannel cloth and  read the print through it, she grew a  little nervous. He then doubled the  cloth and agiiin read the letters accurately.  This was more than she could stand,  and rising in hor seat she said: "T*m  goin' home. This ain't no place for a  ladv in a thin calico dress!"  A western weekly printed the following: I'atoriamilias asks���������"How can 1  get an article into your esteemed  paper?" H all depends on thc article  you want to ci-.-t. into our paper, Pater.  If it is small in bulk, like a hair-brush  or a tea-caddy, spread the paper out  upon the Moor and, placing the article  carefully in :'.o centre, neatly fold the  edges over .it and tie with a string.  This will Urvp the article from slipping out. If, on the other hand, the  article, is an English bath-tub or a  clothes-horse, you will find it more  suited to one of the New York Sunday  papers.  Got It Free  A good *'(1 west country preacher,  who had dicided to leave an unre-  munerative charge, finding it, impossible fo collect his salary, said in his  farewell sermon: "I have little more  to add, dear biethrcn, save this: You  were all in frvor of free salvation, and  the manner in which you have treated  me prove.* th.v you got it!"  iMBililifiSii  Everybody now admits  Zam-Buk best for these.  Let it give YOU case  and comfort.  Druffista and Store's tvtryvihtrf  Merry Widow  They were arranging their plans for  the summer. "What I should like,"  said Gwendolin, "is a large shady  place where 1 could stay as long as I  wish, regardless of expense." "Well,  responded her.father, "why don't you  put on your hat?"  Taking Chances  Harkcr���������That fellow Buggins is always making bad breaks.  Parker���������Yes; he's,one of those chaps  who believe that it's never too late to  mend.  HEALTHY LITTLE CHILDREN,  A mother should not expect that  her children will escape all the ills to  which babyhood anil childhood are  subject, but she can do much to es-  sen their severity and make baby's  battle for ne.-ilth easily won. Baby's  Own Tablets should bo kept in every  home where there are little rues.  They are mothers' ever-ready hnlr  and Baby's best friend. The action  of thc Tablets is gentle but thorough.  They cure-colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea-, allay the irritatior  i at teething time, destroy worms and  promote, healthy, natural sleep. And  the mother has the guarantee of r  government- analyst that this medicine, contains no opiate or narcotic.  Sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont  Try Murine Eye Remedy  For Bed, Weak, V.Vary, Watery Eyes,  Granulation, Pink l-.yn and Eye ("-train  Murine Doesn't Smart; Soothes   Eye  Pain.   Is compou-ided by Experienced  Physicians:  Coniams    no    Injurious  or Prohibited Dnu;-;.   Try Murine for  Your Eye Trou!'!--s.    You Will Like  Murine.'   Try   It in  Baby's Eyes for  Scaly Eyelids,    druggists Sell Murine  at  50c.    Murine    Kyo   Remedy    Co.  Chicago,  will  send   You   Interesting  Eve Books Free.  Nursemaid���������I'm    going    to    lcav.-*  mum.  Mistress���������Why, what's the. matter?  Don't you like the baby?  Nursemaid���������Ye's'in, but he is that  afraid of a policeman that I can't get  near one.���������London Tatler.  When   He's  "It"  The farmer's life has cares and joys,  His  work is long- and   hard   and  rough;  He slaves Fn.m dawn till after dark  To raise md grow and own enough,  His sorrows he can always drown  When,  with  his  team  he's  hired   to  haul  A busted auto back to town.  A Tempter  nothing  like  a  yacht,"  ne  "There's  said,  As on the beach they stood;  "It's nice," was her reply, "but then,  A smack is quite as good."  Chicken Homiletic  A country minister in the course of  his (lining out on the circuit came to  a house where a roast chicken was  served for dinner. He had previously  encountered a series of rib-cornered  beef dinners and chicken looked good  to him. ���������  "Well," he facetiously remarked,  "here's where that chicken enters the  ministry."  "Hope it does better there than in  the lay work," rejoined the small boy  of the family.  Money may make the mare go, but  it falls down when it attempts to start  a stubborn mule down the pike.  As a vermifuge there is nothing so  potent as Mother 'Graves' Worm Exterminator, and it can be given to  the most delicate child without, fear of  injury to thc constitution.  Tho girl who is wise never gives a  young man a lock of her hair. She  may decide to change the color of it  later.    ' -  When going iwav from home, or at  any change of ha'iiL'it, he. is ii wise  man who numbers among his belongings a bottle of Dr J. D. Kellogg'?  Dysentery Cordial. Change of food  and wilt*.'*1 in some strange places  where there are no doctors may bring  on an attack of dysentery. He then  has a standard leniedy at hand with  which to cope with the disorder, and  forearmed he can successfully fight  the ailment and s.il'duc it.  Wigwag���������Bjones says that when he-  is at. your house he acts just like one  of the.family.'  Honpeckke���������Yes, he seems to be  just as much afraid of my mother-  in-law as I am.���������Philadelphia Record.  Keep Minard's Lir.iment in the house.  By thc use of internal combustion  engines a now British battleship will  do without funnels, her decks carrying only masts, gun turrets and  bridges.  LEPROSY.  After One Ravage the Disease May Lie  Dormant For Years.  The leper In the settlement at Mo-  lokal Is far better off than the leper  who lies in hiding outside.    Such  a  leper Is a lonely outcast, living In con-  stunt fear of discovery and slowly and  surely   rotting away.    The  action   of  leprosy is not steady.   It lays hold of  Its victim, commits a ravage and then  lies dormant for an indeterminate period.   It may not commit another ravage for live years or ten years or forty  years, and the patient may enjoy uninterrupted good health.   llarely, however, do these first ravages cease of  themselves.   Tlie skilled surgeon Is required, and the skilled surgeon cunnot  ���������be culled In fur the leper who Is In  hiding.    Koi- Instance, the first ravage  may take Ihe form of a perforating ul-  c-er In the sole of the foot.   \VI?ju the  bone Is reached necrosis sets in.    If  the  leper Is In hiding  he cannot  bo  operated upon, the necrosis will continue to eat Its way up'the, bone of  the leg. and In a  brief and'horrible  lime that leper will die of gangrene or  some other terrible complication.    On  the other hand, If that same leper is  In  Aloiokiil  the surgeon   will operate  upon the foot, remove the ulcer, cleanse  the bone, and put a complete stop to  (hat partk'tiliir ravage of the disease.  A month afier the operation tho leper  will be out riding on horseback, running foot ruces, swimming In the breakers or climbing (ho giddy sides of the  valleys for mountain apples,   And, as  has been slated before, the disease, lying dormant, mny not again attack him  for live, ten or forty yoars.-Jncl. London In Contemporary Review.  What She Wanted  Mrs. Neurieh (in music store)���������"I  want a piece of music for my little  girl, who is learning to play the  piano."  Clerk���������"Yes, ma'am. Here is 'The  Maiden's Prayer,' for 25 cents. How-  would that suit?"  Mrs. Nourich���������"Oil, she's farther advanced than thai. Why, last week she  played a piece that cost 50 cents.  Haven't you something for about 75  cents?"  He grated his false teeth in despair  "You have no heart, Flo Footlites!"  he cried. "Cupid, if he shot a million  arrows at you, would but have his  trouble for his pains." Tlie beautiful  girl nestled more luxuriously in the  rich upholstery of the Limousine. "He  certainly would," she said, "if he us-jcl  an old beau to shoot with."  It, wns s^itcnco day in thc city  court. A man in the prisoners' pen,  who had linci sentenced to two years  for larceny began to cry softly. The  big man ,n xt him, who was going to  servo seven  years for bigamy, soid:  "Aw, wordier sniffin' about?"  "I'm���������I'm���������-thfi-tlie-tliinkiii' about  loavin' (sob) my���������my���������family. Leu-  leavin' my \\iic "  "Aw, cut it out! Look at me. I  ain't eryin' -im I? An' I'm leavin' two  of 'em."  His Aiithmetic Wrong  It is related that a Philadelphia  Professor fnim the university of Oxford at a banquet one night drank  several glasses of port. The professor did not know this wine's extraordinary strength, and in all innocence he took too much. When he  rose to leave the table, his legs, to his  dismay, tottored, and the room seemed  to sway --lightly. The horrified professor got to the parlor safely. He  sat down in the most distant corner.  But soon his young hostess, leading a  maid who c.-mied her beautiful babies  came to him for his approbation. The  professor sat up very erect. He gazed  at the twins glassily. Then he articulated caiv.f.illy, in a hoarse, thick'  voice; "What a bonny child!"  What He Thought  Mr. Tones had recently become the  father of twins. Thc minister stopped  him on the street to congratulate  him." "Well, Jones," he said, "I hear  that the Lord has smiled on you."  "Smiled on me!" repeated Jones.  "He laughed out loud at me!"  Didn't Say More in French  "Gentlemen," said the political ora*  lor, "it was Louis XIV. who said  ���������LVtat, e'est moi.' "  He paused for a moment in an expectant altitude, and then spoke  again.  "It was, T say, Louis XIV. who said  'L'etat e'est moi.' "  Again ho paused and drew himself  up impressively. Then a little man  who sat down in front near the platform, asked in shrill tones:  "I suppose he done it because somebody mado a thrce-baggcr for the  home team."  Whereupon the orator delivered the  rest of his speech in English.  No Cause for Shame  The Orocir���������I hear your wife support.*- the family by taking in washing, Uncle J'nstus,   Is it true?  Uncle Ua-itus���������Yes, sab; dat's wot it  am, soli!  The Grocer���������Well, don't you feel  just a little bit ashamed of it?  Uncle Itastus���������Shamed? No, sail;  (lore's nullin' dergraditi' erbout wash-  in', sail. All's .proud oh do olo woman, 'deed Ah is.���������Chicago Daily  News.  The late Senator Ingolls of Kansn**  was noted for his ready retorts and  epigrams, which were not always de  void of sting and smart to those to  whom they were addressed.  It is related that once, when engaged in a controversy with a senator  from Delaware, he. evaded the real  question by saying;  "I thank the senator from that great  state which litis three counties at low  tide and only two counties at high  tide."  Minard's  Liniment  used  by   Physi  cians.  "Do you always allow the minister  who marries you to kiss you?" asks  the lady with the alimony expression  of the lady with it luilf-dozen'wodding  rings arranged ns bangles on her  bracelet.  "Dear nie, no!" smiles the latter,  "That is so horribly old-fashioned, my  dear. But I always kiss^he judge who  divorces me."  W. N. U��������� No. 744  German railroads are experimenting,  extensively with cars operated i ; electric storage l-ntteries,  HELPED  THE  CABMAN.  But Not Because He Had Driven Him  * Years Before.  ��������� A very old man once called to see  Lord Strathcona at his offices aud explained as the reason of his visit that  he was the cabman who drove him to  his ship when he set sail for Canada  long years before.  Lord- Strathcona was Interested In  this reminiscence of his youth and listened to the ancient jehu when be  went on in a tearful voice to complain  that death had just deprived him of  one of two grandsons and that, he  himself had fallen on evil times.'  . Lord Strathcona soothed the old fellow's sorrows with a little money.  Again, after a time, the old man  called on Lord Strathcona and this  time told' him that both his grandsons  were down with typhoid fever and, as  Lord Strathcona had helped him before, perhaps he would again. After  some gossiping chat about Scotland  Lord Strathcona again comforted the  old man with a little money. f  Wheu he had gone an official who  had overheard the conversation said:  "I hope you did not give that man  any money, Lord Strathcona. When  he saw you before one of his two  grandsons was dead. Now he says  both are ill with typhoid fever."  "Thank you very much. Mr. Jones,"  said the high commissioner, with a  twinkle In his eye, "but do you know  when I left Scotland for Canada I had  no cab to take me to the ship, but  just wheeled down my things myself  to the dock in a barrow."���������London Tit-  Bits.    A SECRET  SIGNAL.  The Tailor's Comment While Measuring a Customer.  "Did you ever notice how the tailors  while measuring a man,for a suit of  clothes mix in a few letters occasionally among the numbers?" asked a downtown lawyer recently of a- friend.  "Whenever I have been measured for  a suit of clothes the tailor always said  S. B. L. in a subdued voice as ,he  took the measure for the length of my  trousers. I often wondered-what this  secret signal meant and on oue occasion made so bold ns to ask, but was  put aside in some casual way, which  plainly showed me that the tailor did  not wish mo to know the meaning of  the mysterious S. B. L-.  "Well, 1 never knew what these letters meant until one day not long ago,  when I stumbled across the solution  quite by accident. I was waiting to  have my measure taken while a strapping big fellow was on the rack. As  he measured the length of the trousers leg the tailor said, '33. S. B. L.*  " 'Yes,' came back the reply from tbe  big fellow, 'and ��������� bowlegged too.'  "All these years tailors ��������� have been  accusing me of being 'slightly bow-  legged,' and I had never caught on  until I was practically told the answer in the accidental way."���������Philadelphia Record.  meets you half������way���������does  all your work in half the  time and at half the cost' of  other soaps.  , ' Sunlight Soap���������absolutely  pure���������saves clothes from Injury���������hands from roughness-  life from V~\   drudgery.  wm  Poor poe'.ry is better than none���������in  the mind A the poet. His wife docs  not always ������������������jarice, however. A story is  told of a rimi-ster who-had lyric leanings, and who indulged tliem from  time to time.  "Before T was married," he said, ."I  used to write what my wife called,  not 'poetry, I ut 'rhymes.' A year or  two after mj marriage I found*on my  desk these lines; they served to clip  my wings pretty effectively:  " 'If all the poems I have written  Were pilod up in a pile,  And with a candle they wore litten,  You could see the blaze a mile.  But all the -.-old that I have gitten  For all tlie poems I have wrote  Wouldn't, hurt the feeblest kitten  If poured molten down its throat.'  "Nothing was said about it, hut  there is no reason to doubt that my  wife put them there."  PUTTING  HIM  WISE.  The Secondhand Auto Dealer and  Hit  Irate Victim."  THE irate victim blustered Into tho  office of the secondhand automobile dealer.  "Look here, sir!" lie thundered.  "The uutomoblle you sold me yesterday won't run. One of the cylinders  Is cracked, the spark plug is badly  connected, the steering gear is loose,  one wheel Is wabbly, and���������and"���������  "Hold on a minute," the dealer interposed. "Did I seil you a machine  yesterday?" .  "You certainly did."  "And you paid me for It?"  "Of course 1 did!" was the emphatic  response.  "Then the machine belongs to you,  doesn't it?"  "Why, to be sure it does!"  "Well, that being the case, I'd advise you not to amble through' the  city shouting about its defects. If  you do I'd like to know how you expect to sell it."���������Ll*?piucott's Maga-  alne..  A Hairbreadth Escape  Charles E. Bigelow, the comedian,  is bald, except for a rim of hair a few  inches above his collar line.  "I'm  in an  awful hurry," he said  one dny to the Lambs club barber;  "can you cut my hair with mv collar  on?"      '  "Sure," replied the. barber; "I can  cut it, with your hat on."  Rights of Man  "Every man has a right to his own  opinions," rejoined the demoralizer,  ,with a sigh both broad and long, "and  if he is a married man he has a right  to keep them under cover."  MAKE HOME  Wife-What would you like for your  birthday, dear?  Husband���������Nothing at all. I haven'',  any money.  by using "COWL BRAND"  SHINGLE    STAINS,    Permanent  Colors.  EXTERIOR    OIL    FINISH,    one  coat only.  COLORED  PASTE FILLERS, for  wax finish.  WAX   FINISH, for use  with  our  fillers.  WAXOIL  FLOOR   POLISH,     for  hardwood floors.  . WAXOIL FURNITURE POLISH.  WAXOIL LINOLEUM POLISH  WAXOIL BORDER STAIN will  put a wax finish colored border  around a room with only on'e application.  CRACK   FILLER,  for  badly   laid  floors.  If your storekeeper  does  not  keep  them, write Decorators' Dept.,  CARBON OIL WORKS, LTD.  WINNIPEG,  CANADA.    .  Manufacturers of    "COWL  BRAND"  Oil Specialties.  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  mummMUHmf  Children delight to use it.   Polishing  shoes with "2 in r" is child's play.  No more sticky, mussy, hard shining  propositions but an instantaneous hard  finish, waterproof and permanent, which  softensand preserves theleather  at the same time.  ^No substitute even half as good. ������������������Cy7^_s^5sr*>-*.-  ,0_5Cfl.nd ___������    ���������������''   J^^^M.  Tins  r..i>'  .<.*-  y.  2-^1  w&m^mmmm. '/���������*  f  ^  THE   LEDGE. ' GREENWOOD;   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  ���������'  . ,*''���������'    '''_'-; ,-'"')'!*''  ������������������"'���������>'/#���������  t  i  >&**5i.*|.*I4^4^.<.4^.^1^,'4.4.^^l^,^^_jHj,,<,]j  ,t ' '     **  1 BigJClowii-'and |  Little Clown.. J  -**$���������  By TEMPLE BAILEY..      \'%  *  *  *  Copyrighted,   1909,. .by   Associated  Literary Press.  He-was bigand burly, a figure Iii his  fantastic dress to make all  tbe little  boys giggle and the little girls stare,  half frightened.    -  That was when be was In the ring.  ,    But when he was clothed In the. ordinary garb of a citizen lie was simply a  fresh faced' boy wbo could stroll along  the village streets without attracting  . unusual attention.   ' . .  ,He liked the little villages where tbe  i* circus stayed  for a day or two* and  "then moved on languidly down dusty  roads to the next stopping place. -' ���������  "Some  time,"   be snld  to' the  little  clown, "I'd just like to stay behind in  oue of  these  little  towns  and   turn  - farmer   and   stop   being   funny   for  n while."  The little clown was a woman.  When she was dressed for'the ring she  wore infantile clothes, with a blue  sash, and carried a big slick 'of red  striped candy, and all tbe little'girls  and boys would almost go Into convulsions of laughter when she shook her  rattle at tbpin. > ;  "I know," said the littlo clown, "bow  you feel. Sometimes I think lt\would  be nice to have a little bouse and make  breadtand,put the week's'wash out.ou  the green grass and have a cat and a  fireplace"��������� *S  Her voice trailed off dreamily-.  The big cIowd looked down at her.  "I've been funny all my life." lie said.  "When I wasn't anything but a baby  niy father used to take me In the ring  with nlm. He was a clown; too, aud'  I've just grown up to It."  Tbe little flown'nodded.sympathetically. "Most of us grow up to it," she  Eaid. "and then somehow we can't get  away." _  ' . The big clown stood up. It was time  for him to go Into the ring. He twirled  his pointed hat in his hand and then  put It on. "1 am going to get away  from it," he said. "I want a home and  neighbors. I'd like to be a sheriff in  some town or mayor or on the school  -oard"- He smiled till the thick white  paint on his face was folded Into deep  creases.  Then-be was off to the ring, and'the  little clown turned her attention lo" the  contortionist, who was in shinJng iridescent green like a snake. ' ���������.  "I wish you wouldn't pay so much  .attention to the big clown," the contortionist told her. "I can't ever get a  minute with you."  The little clown looked at him with  eyes  that  went  beyond   him   through  the door of the tent to where the ap-  . pie trees were flinging up pink branches to a sapphire sky.  "Did you ever see anything so pret-  tj ?" she asked, and pointed to it.  But the contortionist -had no eyes  for apple trees. "1 have never seen  anything so pretty as you are," he  said, "and If you will stop this clown  business and marry me I will put you  in an act that will give you a chance  to show people how good,looking you  are. You could wear white aud your  hair In yellow ringlets down your back  aud a gold crown. And I'd put on red  with horns, and we'd give an angel  and devil act."  The little clown leaned forward  eagerly. "I have always wanted to  do something like that," she said.  "I've wanted to have an act that  would make people do something besides giggle, and I ought to get pretty good pay."  "Well, I should say," the contortionist bragged. "1 get bigger pay now  tnan any one In the show, aud you'd  Just about double it after 1 had taught  you what to do. It would be "swell  business."  "Yes," said the little clown, "it  would."  And when the contortionist had gone  the little clown sought the bearded  lady.  "Which would you rather do," she  demanded, "have a little house In a  country town, with a tlreplace and a  cat and a husband that people looked  up to, or would you rather be a head-  liner in thp circus businessV"  Now, the bearded lady, in spite of  her masculine oppparance, was a wise  woman und a" sympathetic oue. "I'd  rather be the wife of ihe man I loved,"  she told the little clown, "whether he  was In a country village or the circus.  It Isn't the place that makes us happy-  it's the man."^  The little clown nodded her head  "But I'm not sure." she began, and  then the bearded lady said, "Well, bo  sure before you decide."  "How am I going to know?" questioned the little clown.  "You'll know when the time comes,"  Bald the bearded lady sensibly. And  after the little clown had gone away  the bearded lady sat and thought and  thought, and when the perforruaiiea  was over she sent for the big clown.  "So you love tbe little clowu ?'* she  said.  "How did you know?"' he demanded.  "Everybody   kuows."   the   bearded  lady-told him. "You can't bide it."  "Well, I do love her," the big clown  confessed, "and I want to take tier  away from all this and live In a littlo  house In a littlo town and have chickens and n cow"���������  "The little clown wants a Qreplnco  and a cat," smiled the bearded lady,  "but It all amounts to the same thing."  "Did she tell you?" the big clown  asked eagerly.  "Yes," said the bearded lady, "but  sho Is not sure that she loves you, and  It's up to you to make her sure."  "But how?" demanded the big clown.  '-���������Leave the show," wns the sage ad-  vlcij, "at the next village and see how  she takes It."  .So the next night when tho lights  were out in the big tent'and the tired  performers were packing their belongings Into trunks and bags the big  clown ciiine to the little clowu and  snld, "Ooodby."  "But-but," the little clown statu*  niered, "I don't wunt you to go!"  "I am going to settle dowu," the big  clown told her, "and have a littlo  hmiMe with n fireplace and a cut."  The little clown caught her breath  quickly. "And who's going to keep  ���������iniuu*.f.v you?" she asked wistfully.  "I shall live alone"-!he big clown's  voice had a note of pathos.' "There is  only one woman that I should care to  have sit iu front of that fireplace, and  she values fame and fortune more than  she values love."  "What makes you think that?" cried  the little clown, and just then the contortionist came .in. He wore a long  fawn ulster and a high hat.  '"My automobile is outside,"- he said  to the little clowu, "and I have asked  the bearded lady to ride with us to the  next village. It Is much more plea's-  ant than to go in the vans."  "Thank you, very much," said the  little clown, and held out her hand  to the big clown.  "I hope you'll bo ��������� very happy-all  alone in your big house," she said 'to  the big clown, "with- your chickens  and your cow���������and your flreplace and  your cat"- Her voice broke, aud she  ran out of the tent'  The big clown took' a step forward,  but the bearded lady stopped him.  "Let her alone," she said quietly,  "Let her alone."  And presently the big machine  whizzed away, and the big clown was  left alone beneath the stars of the  spring uight.  no sat down on his trunk in the  middle of the deserted ring and  planned how on. the morrow he would  get his money out of the bank and  build a house and begin a new life as  a substantial "citizen.  But .all,, the Joy had gone strangely  out of his plans when he could not see  the face of the little clown at his table or her slender figure In the big  chair In frout of the fireplace.  And even while he yearned for her  she came to him., running over" the  sawdust sIlently...so that, he did not  know she was there until her arms  were about his neck.  "1 made him let me out," she  sobbed. "Oh, I hate, him.' He is so  sure of himself and of me. And the  bearded lady got out, too, and she is  coming to play propriety, only she is  so much slower than I am.- And i  want to live In a little house with you  and have chickens and a cow"���������  "And a fireplace and a cat." Tho  big clown had her in his arms, and  there was deep joy in his voice.'  "And you shall be the"'mayor some  day," planned the little clown.   ���������  "And you shall make bread and  hang your clothes on the grass,"  laughed tbe big clown.  "And you'll both live happy ever  after," prophesied the boarded lady,  who just then came up, panting, and  gave them her blessing like a very  hairy godmother.  MR MAN CURED  OF RHEUMATISM  THE NUMBER. THIRTEEN.  Remarkable Case of Cure After  ^Specialists Failed.  'a "Winnipeg,  Man.���������A! .prominent'  resident of this City, who for personal reasons does not wisli his namo mentioned  publicly, but who permits U3 to show  Jiis letter to interested enquirers, writes  to   say   that, he   was   suddenly   taken  with excruciating pains in the back and  side,   which   were   pronounced   by   his  physicians as Rheumatism.   Hot applications were at  onco resorted to, the  .usual   medicines   administered,   supplemented by electrical treatment, but all  to no-purpose, ��������� In his desperation he  took Gin Pills on his cwn account, and  in a few hours after taking the first  Pill  the pains ��������� commenced  to  subside.  He continued taking them and in 48  hours heliad not an ache or a pain left.  Gin Pills are  sold at  COc a  box���������5  for $2.50.   Send to us  if your dealer  does not handle them.  Dept. N.U., National Drug & Chemical Co., Limited, Toronto. 116  lef  A BLIND  ARTIST.  i The Head of the House.  The baby was ill, and the doc-tor ordered that he be taken to the sea.  This Involved the closing of the house  until the little one should be well  enough to return. After the wife had  secured hotel accommodations by the  longdistance telephone the man of the  house went to his room and slowly  and thoughtfully spread the entire  contents of his wardrobe upon his bed,  that they might be convenient for his  wife ,to pack.  ne stood surveying them, deep in  meditation, when his wife came into  the room and began to speak to him..  .-He raised his hand i-Pbukingly.  "Don't talk to me now, Susie, dou't  talk to me! I have a great deal on  my mind. If we are'going to the seashore day after tomorrow there are  many things to be done, and 1 must  plan."  His wife, who had already telephoned the butcher, milkman, baker,  grocer, expressman and ticket office  and given the maid a month's vacation and arranged with a relative for  the care of the dog, gazed at him in  silence.  "A great deal on my mind," he repeated. Then the interrogative na*  ture of his wife's silence forced him  to explain.  "You see," he said, "I have got to  ���������ut a nail in the cellar window and  stop the newspaper." ���������Youth's Com  panion.  Sightless Painter's Work Shown at an  International Congress,  | There used to be a saying among the  friends of the blind that "a blind mau  can do anything but paint a picture,"  but since Miss Winifred Holt came  back from the international congress  for the blind, hold recently in England,  it has fallen Into disuse, for a sightless  Russian has demonstrated that a blind  man can paint a picture, and his work  was shown a*t tbe international congress. -  Miss Holt told of it at (he last meeting of the Blind Men's Improvement  club in New York city. The blind artist keeps each of his colors in a separate box, and each box is marked with  characters which to his touch spell the  name of the color the box contains.  As might be expected, -he is an impressionist. He knows that trees and  grass nro green and sky is blue and  clouds are white", so he lays on his  green and blue and white in generous  patches, like any other impressionist,  and the result is a picture.  "It wasn't a very good picture," said  Miss Holt, who is herself a sculptress  and may be supposed to have a critical  taste, "but It was neither better nor  worse than a great many other pictures that are sold right here in New-  York."  Another feat which was reported to  the congress of the blind was the saving of two lives by a pair of blind English boys last year. Two sighted persons were drowning when the blind  lads heard their cries for'help*, swam  to them and got them safe ashore.���������  Kew York Sun.  Time W������i When  It Uiod to Be Considered Lucky.  Abstract science .has done much la  brushing away the cobwebs of popular  superstition, and abstract science establishes the fact that thirteen In ancient times had quite u different meaning from the.thirteen of today.   Oriental people found in thirteen something   divine   and    hence   something  good.   Th'us it is In the folklore of the  Persians, the Indians and Hindoos.   -  OIc}   Testament  Jews   were  of  the  same opinion, as Biblical students well  know.   Thirteen cities were especially  dedicated to the priestly tribe; thirteen  high   priests  descended . from  Aaron;  thirteen kings sat in the high council  of the ancients; on the 13th day of the  mouth   NIsau    the   preparations   for  Passover, began, and the holy incense  consisted of thirteen different odors.  It is well known that all the nations  of the old world wore In more or less  Intellectual rapport. The ideas of one  tribe descended to the other. But it is  eer'taiuly interesting to learn that the  figure 13 had J's sacred and divine  meaning also- in America of yore  among the long since extinct tribes of  the Incus and the Aztecs. The Inhabitants of Peru counted seven days  without any particular name in the  week. Their year had seven times  fifty-two days, or four, times thirteen  weeks. The father was compelled to  support his illegitimate' child to the  thirteenth year. The Aztecs had weeks  of thirteen days, each with a special  name. Their century had fifty-two  years, or four times thirteen. Their  public archives were of circular form,  with a sun in the center of each of the  thirteen parts, and thirteen were their  tribes.  GOT TO THE ROOT  OF HIS TROUBLE  PERFECT FLIERS  AND DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS CUR-  ED  W.  WRIGHT'S  BACKACHE.  THE HUMAN. HAND.  ��������� Result of Poor Writing.  The Duke of Wellington, through  misreading a badly written letter,  made a ludicrous blunder. This letter  was written by C. .1. London, a botanical author, who wrote to the duke requesting  the  privilege  of seeing  his  Its Relation to the True Education of  the Young.  No animal or bird can endure the extremes of climate  like  man  or is at  home In so many different parts of the  world.    A dog, it is true, will follow  ���������man anywhere, but only when food  and shelter are provided.   Nor can any  other creature subsist on such a variety of food as man can digest.  He flourishes on  roots,  herbs,'grubs, insects,  fruits or fish, on which flesh eating animals would starve, or he is equally  pleased with animal and bird flesh on  which    herbivorous    animals    would  starve.    He can  pick  nuts  with the  monkey, catch fish with the otter, dig  roots with the wild pig; eat ants' eggs  with the ant eater and grasshoppers  with .the snake.  And all this is duo to man's haDd.  Because his hand could grasp a stone  or a club man rose ou his hind legs  and walked and talked. His baud is  the most wonderful of all tools. It  twists like a monkey wrench, hangs  on like a grappling hook, cracks like a  nutcracker, picks like tweezers, tears  like forceps, grubs like a gopher.  This brings us to ihe first great lesson of health and common sense. Man  owes all to his hand. Train the child's  hand, then answer the. questions that  the brain, which the hand builds, will  He   Had   Suffered for Several Years  ���������    but the  Old-Reliable  Kidney  Remedy Gave Him Quick Relief.  Kelvington,. Sask. (Special) .���������"Yes.  Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me of  Backache, and I have recommended  them to others who have also been  cured." These arn the words of William -Wright, a farmer well known  here. "I believe I inherited my trouble," Mr. Wright continues. "At  times for several years it was very  severe. I also suffered from Lumbago  and in the morning I had a oitter  taste in' my mouth and was troubled  with dizziness and my skin was dry  and harsh and there was a sediment  in my urine.  ."No treatment T could find gave  mc any permanent relief till finally  believing that my kidneys were the  root of my trouble I determined to.  try Dodd's Kidney Pills. Four boxes  cured me."  Mr. Wright went at his trouble sensibly. He examined his svmptoms,  and they showed him that Kidney  Disease was his trouble. Do as much  for yourself, and if your symptoms  point to disordered or diseased kidneys the cure is easy. Dodd's Kidney Pills will do it.   They never fail.  Incongruities  "Isn't a lawsuit over a patent right  about the dullest thing you ever saw?"  " "Not always. I attended a trial of  that kind once that was too funny for  anything. A tall lawyer named Short  was reading a 6,000-word document he  called a brief."  A Cure for Rheumatism.���������A painful  and persistent f-irm of rheumatism  is caused by impurities in the blood,  the result of defective action of the  liver and kidneys. The ��������� blood becomes tainted by the introduction of  uric acid, which causes much pain in  thc tissues and in the joint's. Par-  nielee's Vegetable Pills are known tc  have effected many remarkable 'ures,  -and their use is strongly recommended. A trial of them will convince  anyone of their v.iiue  Any man may he justified in blowing his own horn, but not in going on  atoot.  Eagles, Vultures and Similar Bird*  Aro In This Class. -'  It Is a fact tliat thos*- Ingenious and  daring minds that devote 'themselves  to the solution of the problem of uvla-  tion have given no smull part of their  preliminary study to..considering the  manner of flight of birds. ���������  A strange result of this Investigation  Is the conclusion, now generally Indorsed, that, as a whole, the bird world  Is not to be regarded as perfect In Its  attainment of flight. For Instance, It  Is contended by the best authorities  that* all birds obliged continually to  flap their wings���������and.in this category  may be mentioned sparrows, finches,  thrushes, crows, etc.���������are still hi an  imperfect stage of advancement.  in tho next class, as* being a degree  advanced, are put such birds as pigeons, swallows, etc., which are able  to dart ahead for a space after they  have gained a good start'by the vigorous flapping of their pinions.  In the third class.the birds that may  be said to be perfect fliers are the  eagles, vultures, albatrosses and similar big birds possessing the ability to  rise and fall and sway and sour in the  air Indefinitely without a perceptible  movement of their wings. It is, of  course, known to every person of an  observant turn that these big fowl are  able to soar Into the air gradually until at last they disappear from the  eye of the watcher, it being almost  Impossible lo detect any movement ue-  youd a slight occasional motion of the  tall.���������New York Tribune.  A  QUICK  CHANGE.  Minard's Liniment, Co., Limited.  Gents.���������I  have   used    vour   JvlIN  ARD'S LINIMENT in my family and  also iii my stables for years and consider it the best medicine obtainable.  Yours truly,  ALFRED. ROCHU*,  Proprietor   Roxfon Pond   Hotel   and  Livery Stables.  From the Desire For Comfort to the  Craze For Speed.  Mr. Newear (about to start on his  first trip in his recently purchased  motor car. to his chauffeur)���������Now, William, I want it thoroughly understood  I will not have fast driving. Always  keep well under the legal limit���������not  as close to it as you can. Ten miles  an hour is fast enough for me. What  I want is comfort, not excitement. Do  you understand?  Three days later. "Er���������er���������William,  I must be back to the house by 7  o'clock. This road seems very straight  and wide. Don't you think you might-  go just a little faster without danger V"  Two days later. "William, this dust  Is very unpleasant. If you could pass  that car ahead���������it seems to be going  rather slowly."  Next day. "Put on a little more  speed, William. There's no use in being a crank. This road Is too good to  lose the chance."  A week later. "Open her up, William! There are no police within five  miles, I'll bet,' and if there are who  cares? I'm out for fun! Let her zip!  Let her zip! This is no steam roller!  Let's have some speed!"���������Life.  FORTIFIED AT FIFTY  ��������� , -   ��������� f j  Dr.  Williams', Pink Pills Bring Health!  , and Strength to Women at ,;  a Critical Time. "���������,   ;-���������;<.'.  Few'women reach the age'of'fifty*  without enduring much suffering-and  anxiety.' Between the' years of forty-  five and, fifty .health, becomes fickle,  and acute,weaknesses arise with rheumatic attacks,' pains in the back-and-  sides, frequent hea'daches, .'nervous  ailments and depression of.spirits.  The secret of -^ood health between'  forty-five and fifty depends upon the  blood supply.   If it is kept rich, red  and pure, good health will be the result, and women will' pass this erili-  cal   stage .in   safety... Dr.,'Williams'.*  Pink   Pills   help   women   of   mature-  years as no other medicine can,   for  thoy make the  -lclf," red blood'that  means good health; and brings relief  from suffering.    Mrs.    0.    Doiiavon.'  Newcastle, N. B., says:    "About two  years  ago  I   was, greatly  run   down  and very miserable.   I did not know  ���������.vhat   was   wrong   with   me.    T   was  hardly   able   to   diag   myself   .ihout,  had  severe  headaches  and'no'nppo*  tite.   I felt so wretched thatl hnrdlv  cared    whether    f   lived    or  not.    I  had often read of'what Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills had don.  for others and T  ���������  decided to try thcin, and'I can now  truthfully say T found them all they  are recommended to bp.   Under their  use my health gradually came back;  I could eat better, sleep better   and  felt stronger  in  every  way,  and   before   long  I   was  enjoying  as     good  health as ever I nad done."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the trouble in the  blood. They actually make new-  blood. That is why they cure such  troubles as rheumatism, neuralgia,  indigestion, kidney troubles, head  aches, sideaches and backaches, and  the ailments of growing girls,and women of .mature years. Sold by all  medicine dealers or by- mail at -60  cents a box or six boxes for .1*2.50  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  'Not All  Gone  Fred���������My , dear Dora, lit tlr's  thought console you for your low's  death. Remember' that clhe. ami  belter men than he ba."3 uonc .li e  same way. ^  Rereavcfl One���������They haven' all  gone, have thoy?  beautiful beeches.   'J he duke misread I ask, and you have tra* education-edu  the signature for that of C. J. Bloom-' cation at its best. Gi*>e children every  I hat their play In  field, bishop of London, aud wrote in  reply: "My lord. I shall always be glad  to see you at Strattofieldsaye. and my !  servant shall show you as many pairs '  of my breeches as you may choose to !  inspect. But what you want to see !  them for is quite beyond me."���������Es- '  change.  kind of band wort  stincts call for���������and their play, instincts are the deepest and most useful in their nature���������aud then brain development will follow as naturally as  the night follows day.���������San Francisco  Chronicle. ������9  If a man tells a woman she's all  the world to him she can forgive him  for wanting the earth.  Ask for Minard's and take  no other.  *���������**  Many a man has been caught at his  own game by people who let him  think he was fooling them.  An Easy One.  "You Imagine you know a lot about  Biblical things," said the scoffer.  "Suppose you tell me who Cain's wife  was."  "That's easy," rejoined the old deacon. "She was Adam's daughter-in-  Jaw."-Detrolt Free Press.  A Painter Who Was a Musician.  Those painters  who also  have  the  feeling and some of tho proficiency of  a   musician   reveal   it  In   their  work.  They are usually colorists, with morn  eye for the colors and tones of nature  than her shapes and forms.    Such a  oue was Corot.   lie had a good tenor  voice and  played  on  the  violin.    Uv  sang at his work, and sang. too. when  be   was  not  painting,  but  wandering  through   the  forest   of   Fontaiuebleaii  or around the village of Ville d'Avray,  absorbing the beauty of the scene and  storing up Impressions for future pictures.   In fact, his w-hole long life of  seventy-nine   years   was   to   Le   Peru  Corot. as his friends loved to call him,  a song.   And one feels it In his pictures, at least in  his later ones,  by  Which he is best known.   Their color*  Ing Is subdued, like a lullaby or waking song, for It was the dawn or twl*  light that  he preferred  to paint.    It  vibrates with the hum of melody, and  here and there Is an accent of effect  that  trembles  like tho string of  his  violin.  Corot's long life was a remarkable  Instance of n man being able to continue to the end Ihe springtime of bin  youth.-Clrelr* Magazine.  Paint  Another way to avoid serious trouble  in "the family is to let the contractor  decide what color the house shall be  painted.���������Indianapolis News.  Not Only That  "Do you think her voice can fill this  room?"  "Yes, and empty it."  Player (to lady opponent)���������What  made you put your king on mv ace?  You couldn't beat it.  Lady���������No, but I could try.  It Gets'the Criminals.  According to the Chinese method of  criminal prosecution, a man Is responsible for the crime he may have committed personally, but If he chooses to  escape justice by running away from  the place where the* deed,was committed then the remaining members of his  Immediate family are held and punished In lieu of the real culprit.   This  may seem a strange way of attracting  the real criminal back to the scene of  his crime, but it appeals to the religious side of the man's superstitious  nature.  According to their religion, the  man who forsakes his parents when In  peril will find his soul sailing around  through bad-is without chart or compass for all pternity.   In view of this,  compliance with the law Is very prompt,  for John Chinaman does not care to  take the desperate chance.  No one need endure the agony of  corns with -Hollo.--ay's Corn Cure al  hand to remove them.  What   It Teaches  "The wife of the average great man  is an object lesson," remarked the  home-grown philosopher.  "What's the answer?" queried the  pary of thc dense part.  "It teaches the rest of us that  there's no excuse for our not being  great," explained the philosophy dispenser.  -Punch.  The Nerves  By most people and by many doctors!  ���������Hence their treatments fail.  The best authorities now agree that  restorative treatment such as Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food is the only  rational and successful means of  cure.  Silver Linings to Black Clouds.  "Of course I notice things," said the  girl In the stocking department, "and  one of the things I have noticed is that  the stockings with the brightest red,  blue and green spots are bought by  people dressed In the 'deepest: mourning. Yes; that's right. Funny, ain't  ll?"-Now York Press.  Mixed.  Patience���������Did you ever ride In a submarine boat?   Patrice���������No, but I rodo  Iu an ultramarine boat once.    I Just  love that color!���������Yonkers Stutesman.  Took  It Seriously  The fair jonng debutante was Riir-  rounded by an admiring crowd of  officers at (he colonel's bull, Mamma  was standing, nearby, smiling complacently at her daughter's social  success. The diHCiission was over  the quarrel of the day hefoi-e between  two brother officers, "Wlia,t was the  casus belli?" asked the fair debutante*. "Maud!" exclaimed mamma,  in a shocked voice, "how often have T  told you to foy stomach?"  Uso your littlo Immmor for Wiling  lies, hut. don't be a knocker    '  It is not so very many years since  diseases of the nerves were-attrib.uted  to the, presence of evil spirits and  more recently sufferers from nervous  derangements have been told that they  only imagine they are sick.  When Dr. Chase's Nerve Food was  first put upon the market as the only  natural and effective method of curing  derangements arising from exhausted  nerves it was considered almost revolutionary, but its success was remarkable'from the start, many who used it  being cured of such severe forms of  nervous trouble as locomotor ataxia  and partial paralysis.  Now the very best authorities claim  as did Dr. Chase that the only wov to  cure diseases of the nerves is to make  the blood rich, red and nutritious and  to build up the wasted nerve cells hy  such treatment as Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food.  Mrs. W. R. Sutherland, St. Andrews,  Man., writes: "In 1003 I was stricken  with paralysis, fell helplessly to the  floor and hud to he carried to'bed. The  doctors pronounced it a bad cose iuvf  had no power- in my tongue and left  leg. For six months I lay in that con-  (htion without, benefit from the doctors' proscriptions. My husband advised me to try Dr. Chase's Nerve  I-ood, and by uho of this treatment all  the symptoms disappeared. I can  now talk plainly, my leg is all right  and 1 can do all my own housework.  I am grateful to be cured hy so wonderful a remedy."  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,' CO cents a  box, 0 boxes for $2.60, at all dealers  nr Kdmnnunn, nates' A Co,, Toronto.  He Explains.  "Why Is It. professor." asked the  young man with the bad eye, "that  when Christopher Columbus discovered this country he didn't settle down  and stay hero?"  "Doubtless you are aware, my young  friend," answered the professor, "that  the Spanish form of his name was  Crlstoval Colon?"  "Yes, sir."  "Well, a colon does not mean a full  stop. We will return now. young gentlemen, to tLe consideration of the lesson."���������Exchange.  Make Friends.  There is nothing so healthy as plenty  of human nature about one, young, old  and middle aged. When we stay nt  home too much or associate entirely  with a very limited circle we lose the  proper sense of perspective. The few  Individuals whom we like assume glunt  proportions In our thoughts and the  rest of the world recedes.  A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I will send, free,  with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-  rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,  Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian  Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,  Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in  the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney  and Bladder Troubles, where caused  by 'weakness peculiar to our sex  You can continue treatment at home  at a cost of only about 12 cents a  week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address Mrs  M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor. Ont  "What are you talking about? \  thing can't be a great help and a great  drawback at the same time."  "I don't know.   How about a nnis  tard plaster?"���������Boston .Transcript.  Rub it in for I ame Back.���������A brisk  rubbing with Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric  Oil will cure lame back. The skin  will immediately absorb the oil and it  will penetrate the tissues and brinr  speedy relief. Try it and be convinced. As the liniment sinks in th.*  pain comes out, -uk! there are H-npls  grounds for saying that its tom'.i i  magical, as it is.  Monkey and Goat.  Monkeys are more renowned for mischief than for kindness, but even monkeys can  be benevolent.    M.  Mouton  records the doings of one  in Guadeloupe that surely seemed to merit that ,  reputation.   This monkey had a friend  iu a goat that went daily to the pas-"  ture.    Every night the monkey would  pick out the burs and'tborus, some-  limes to the number of 2,000 or 3,000,  from the goat's fleece, in  order that  the animal  might lie down  in  peace.  On coming in   from  the pasture  the  goat regularly went in search of his j  light handed friend and submitted himself to the operation.   Strange to say,  the tricky instincts of the monkey reasserted   themselves after the pricks  were removed.    He would tease the  poor goat unmercifully,  plucking  his  beard,   poking   him   in   the  eyes  and  pulling out his hairs.   The goat bore  it all with patience, perhaps regarding  it as only'a fair price to be paid for  the removal   of  the  thorus.���������London  Standard.  There Was n  Difference'  "Who   teaches     you     at     school,  Nora?"       ��������� ,  "Miss Brown." ''���������  "And   who teaches  you at Sunday  school?"  "Miss Brown���������with a hat on."  $100 Reward, $100.  ������,??Ji.''oa:I.ers or th,s pr",cr wl" be PKed to Imrn  tliat there Is at icait one dreaued disease that sc-ienca  has bepn able to cure la all Its stages, and thai is  Catarrh. Hairs Catarrh Cure Is thc only positive  cure now kiiowii to tlie medical fraternity. Catarrh  belns a constitutional disease, requires a conet'tu-  tlona treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken In-  tcrnally. acllnir directly upon the blood and mucous  jurlaces of thc system, thereby destroying the  foundation ot the disease, and clvinc the patient  ���������.trcnuih by bulldlne; up the constitution and aiaut-  Int! nature In dolnK iu work. The proprietare hava-  ���������p much faith In Its curative powers that they oner  One Hundred Dollars for any case that it tails Ul  cure.   Seid lor list of testimonials ��������� -- -  Address F. J. CHEXEY & CO.. Toledo, O.  Sold by all Drucclsts. 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for cosstlaatlon.  When a man treats his wife with  more consideration than usual she begins to wonder if he isn't trying to  square himself.  The Ruling Passion.  His clothes said he was a tramp,  but his brow was high and his manner grand. "Madam, may I request  the favor of a pair of your husband's  castoff trousers? These are somewhat  passe." This, with a sweep of a tattered hat. brought results in the shape  of a pair of hubby's oldest, which  were just about two degrees better  than those the tramp was wearing.  After n critical survey of his acquisition, instead of the polite words of  thanks the good woman was waiting  for. the tramp volunteered, with a  deep, long drawn sigh of regret. "Madam, I see your husband discards from  weakness."���������Puck.  A Pill that Proves its Value.���������Those  of  weak  stomach   will   find   strength  in Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, because  they serve   to maintain the healthful  action of the stomach and the liver,  irregularities in which are most distressing.    Dyspeptics     are     well  ac  quainted with them and value them5"  at   their   proper   woith.    They   have  afforded   relief   w-.en   other   prepara  tions have failed,  and- have effected  cures   in   ailments   of   long  standing  where    other   medicines   were   found  unavailing.  One Exception  "Vou must learn to trust your f( 1-  lowmen," said the professional optimist.  "There's no use in talking tiu-.t way  to me," answered the worried'-loking  citizen. "I'm in the grocery Imsmc*-.'."  Minard's Liniment, Lumberman's  Friend.  The first alarm of fire given hy electricity was sounded at Boston on the  evening of April 28, 1852.  Mission of Pain.  Although   looked   upon   as  an  evil,  pain is kind.   It tells that the laws of  nature have been violated and warns  us to correct the cause.    If it were I  not for pain  we would go on doing j  things that would destroy us.    Pain  is a warning that something Is wrong,  and Instead of trying to hush the pain  with some drag we should seek to remove the cause.  is  Persona Grata.  The Old Bulldog���������They're going to  chain us up on Sunday nights now. The  Young Bulldog���������flow's that, governor!  The Old Bulldog-Tile new feller that's  started calling on Miss Mamlo has got  money .���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Let Fortune come under what haggard form she may, they hug her in  their arms and swear she is a beauty,  ���������Le Sugo.  In I960  "I suppose you had hardships in  your early days, grandpa?"  "Ves, many a time I got up of a  winter morning and walked four  blocks to borrow a book from a Carnegie library. They didn't deliver the  hooks in those days,"  Another Way of Putting It  "Although he goes to the club every  night,  he's always happy  when  it's  time to go home."  "In other words, he doesn't go home  till he's happy; is that it?"  , "My cocoa's cold," sternly announced the gruff old gentleman to  his fair waitress���������."  "Put your hat on," she sweetly suggested.  In a Different Class.  "I hear, Mike, that your wife has  gone Into society. Has sho become a  clubwoman yet?"  "Include an* she has not got into that  class. She stlil uses a fhitiron, sor."���������  New York Times.  True  Every man may have his price, but  one thing is sure, thero are a whole  lot of men who aren't worth it.  Most, people figure reupoetahiHty in  dollars and cents  *-_^������-;ir,'lv-:'^:lr*',-A_i;:'-^^_^..������r_.'v;/':������  mmmmm  lilliniiiSirt  It Would Make a Difference. '  Teacher���������Now, boys, here's a littlo  example In mental arithmetic. How  old wotild a person be who was born  In tS7">? Pupil-Please, teacher, was  It a man or a woman?���������Boston Transcript.  To recall benefits we have bestowed  shows want of tact; to forget those bestowed on us shows want of heart���������  RIchter. '  TEA  Is Delicious  Always of  High  and   Uniform   Quality.  Lead Packets Only. At all Grocers  30c, 40c, 50c and 60c per lb.  Had  Talent  Judge���������How many languages can  your husband speak?  Mrs. Trouble���������Two, your honor���������  English and profane.  For Headaches  Caused by sick stomach, ill-  regulated bile, sluggish bowels,  nervous strain or overwork,  the safest and surest remedy is  BEECHAM'S  PILLS  Sold Every where. la Boxes a $ cenlj.  Time to Leave  Father   (who   is   always   trying   to  teach hi.- son how to act while at the  table)���������Well, .lolin, you see, -when 1  have, finished eating I always leave  the table. ,  John���������Yes, sir, arid that is about all  you do leave,  SUNLIGHT   at   NIGHT I  produced l>y  ALAODIN tho WONDKUKUL LAMP  from common  COAL OII.,~iki*boh*cn**i~ Mr-ken nml  bnrn*> tn own kim unilor mtntlo. 'I'd*  chouprtt nrtlilclnl IrKht InoiinteMc-0.  **o hottor 1 lullt olitiilnal.Jo at tiny  co������t. Oilorlmw, nolneltiwi, cli'fin, nlm.  !>1������ nnd euro. Lnni--'iHijn for itnolf  in fow mnntliH In wivlnii oil. An  jttml Unlit tomtom, ofllco or lion-u.  Write lor our ���������'iikk lam* Introduo-  lory offer.  The  Mantle   Lamp  Company,  Ooptr*.- ���������', ���������of America.-  Agouta wnntod Kvorywlioro. ' -,   ���������  ..   ' ; Ml lltmnntyne Ave..  Wlnn'po**.  W. N. U., No. 744 .,< -~'-'-*'*���������.������������������ ���������"���������'.. *v>*u--*^  -":- :^^^&^S!0^^y^- &<  THIi    LEDGE,     GK'IHENWOOD.     BRITISH     COLtTHSBIA.  S^m&So&xm^ffi  @������o  PHOENIX  The nearest hotel to the  (Granby mines. One of the  Jivi-fjeati dining rooms in the ^  city. The bar ia replete CM  with nerve bracers of I'll  'kinds, and the most fragrant cigars. Drop up and  nee me.  A. 0. JOHNSON  JPJiOl'KXETOI*.  'SrfcS-AcS  If  CX5  I  CM  i  P  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.  <-������������������  Mountaineer and Koote-  ���������n.'iy Standard Cigars.  Made by  % %. Cbclin ������ go., nelson  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO  B. C,  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GRKENWOOD, 13. C.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  J?.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  ,  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  Get your Seed Grain at  "S  IN FERRY  UJue Stem Wheat, Seed Oats,  Seed Rye.  AT THE     "'Tr;-;-  Hotel - Balmoral!  In Phoenix the dining room will  please the gastronomically critical,  the -beds bring sweet repose, while  the beverages in the bar will appease any ordinary human thirst.  ^liners., mnx-kers, tourists and millionaires always welcome.  J. A. MoMASTER, Proprietor.  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening    Night-Cap.**.  Buttermilk & specialty during the  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  JSleuumarrketHotel  Is tii-e home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British \ Columbia.  JiEHRY   STEGE.   PHOPR.  T^EJVIOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  ���������the house except the gold in  t>*e safe.  Mevloije   &  Tnegilius  1  Ik Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C., has a line 01 nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouc-  tain town ol the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirit*) menti.  Jietel  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. CgJSHyL������, Proprietor.  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   driuk   at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how  justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '03 ;   how  the  saloon man outprayed the  women iu Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the earl}* 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.  Tho   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 moro like to commune with  your collateral.  Tui* bull-headed seem to get the  sugar.  Tin* future of Greenwood is the  brightest in its history.  Some people are insane without  the public catching on.  It is difficult to make lovo gracefully, except on the stage.  "Work administered in large  doses will cure all the ills of Greenwood.  It is a sign  of fume  world  name.  calls   a man  by  when  tbe  his  front  Work will cure disease, misery,  the blues and a bank account that  is subject to heart failure.  Parsons have put many a man  on the Unfair List because of his  failure to join their Union.  Max's inability to pay his debts  makes a few thousands permeate  the ozone with invisible brimstone.  say the  market is still  in a very  trong position and they expect the  price to be at 1-J- cents very soon.  This leads to a little speculation  as to just what was behind the alleged break in London and although nothing can be actually  proved at the morn en t there are  certain suspicion** circuin*--t;anee*-  connected wilh tho rect-nt movement that are of interest. It will  lie remembered that certain brokerage houses in Boston, and a few in  New York, too, were making a determined <iTort about a mouth ago  to get their customers into London  copper .warrants and they were  successful. These houses have  been prominently connected with  many manipulative movements in  copper stocks in the past' but so far  as is known this was their first excursion into the metal field. They  were successful though in this instance as stated above and today  we find a large crowd of disgruntled warrant holders in receipt of  hurry calls for substantial additional margins or sold out and  they are wondering just where,  they are at. They think tbe break  was.very well timed to say the  least���������it came on tlie holiday as  stated above���������and it is safe to predict that they will soon be out of  their warrants for good with a new  lesson well learno-l. You can't  prove to these traders that the  break abroad was legitimate knowing conditions here as well as they  do and all the leading producers  and selling agencies here agree  with them.  Under the circumstances, therefore, it is hard to predict the  course of the metal market so far  as quotations are concerned iu the  immediate future, but actual conditions have undergone no change  and the law of supply and demand  will govern the real market, as it.  always has, which means that  prices will continue to advauce  until a much higher level is reached.���������The Copper Curb.  Mfic branches of mining are working always for the benefit of those  who invest their money. ���������  Tho Newspapers.  The newspapers build your town,  why not build up tho newspapers '?  There is no better advertisement  in the world for a town than a  good newspaper. A newspaper is  the barometer of a town's industry.  Show us a good newspaper full of  advertising and we will show you  a town full of live, prosperous  merchants.  Newspapers are town builders,  town advertisers, fortune makers, news disseminators, sermon  deliverers, ��������� posterity forecasters���������  They are a necessity, not a luxury.  Without them we would retrogress  to the inedifoval days.  Don't patronize them from a  charitable or sentimental standpoint - patronize them because  they deliver tho goods���������that is, if  they are the right kind.--Chicago  Trade Journal.  MgARTHHR  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, Poles, etc.   Heavy Teaming  to any part of the District.  Unequalled for Domestic Use."  Perseverance is a wonderful  thing. Most of the people who  stiok around will eventually get on  steady.  Every cloud has a silver lining,  but sometimes it is such a knife-  blade seam that you need a telescope to see it.  Ik you owe this paper anything  now is the time the editor would  like to see the color of your money.  In a hundred years from now it  will be uo use to him.  The White House Cafe in Nelson is next to the postofiice, right  in tbe heart of the city and is  noted for its excellent coiTee and  shrot orders. Visitors to the city  should not fail to drop in and have  a meal cooked by white labor. ���������  The Trail Smelter;  Everything i.s humming at Trail  and the smelter has already grown  too small for Its great bu*-iiii!-*.*-, as  the following from the Ros.-lund  Miner will sliow :  "The metals produced by tlie  Consolidated Mining -Hid'Suii-lling  company at tlie Trail plant, for i-lu>.  mouth of May yieeldt-d vahn-s to  the   extent   of   more than    three  Boom in Stamps..  In the mail leaving on tho Ta-  nona last night wero registered  packages of gold aggregating over  ������1,000,000, the first gold shipment  to leave the camp this season.  The shipment represents ouly a  part of tbe cleanup to date, there  remaining in the three banks considerable of the yellow stuff that  could not be got ready in time for  tho sailing of the Tanana last  evening.  The mailing of such an amount  of gold as was represented in the  shipment,' requires postage tothe  amount of fully $1,000, which  means that the banks will bopretty  "good customers of the government  during the summer and will lay in  their supplies of stamps in ������1,000  lets.���������Fairbanks Times.  When in Nelson drop into tbe  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.  Meteors prove that the air "is  ���������still dense enough to make those  little bodies incandescent through  friction at a height of 100 - miles ;  but up to the present man has succeeded in exploring the atmosphere  to a height of sixteen miles. . The  greatest authentic height attained  by any human being is 35,500 feet.  Kites have flown to a height of  21,100 feet, and an .unmanned  balloon, carrying recording instruments, has reached S5,500 feet���������a  little more than sixteen miles.  The smallest newspaper in the  world, according to the. publisher's  statement, appeared a few days  ago on tho lower E'-isfe. Side of New  York. .It is of the size of a postal  card, with one-half on the address  sido devoted to advertisements,  and the paper proper is printed in  Yiddish, under the title Jester.  The _ name denotes its character,'  aud it contains principally humorous paragraphs, with local, national aud international points.  A. L. WHITE  TRUNKS BMS������5^p '  nelson, B. 0.  GEO. P. WJCLI.S, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class'  bar and barber shop.  'JBus meets all trains. ���������  ���������Cfte...  THE LEDGE  Ji/st$2 a year  In Advance.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. 0.  GREENWOOD  AND  Get your Raze rs Honed \  and your Baths at     \  Frawley's  Barber  Shop, Greenwood,  Leaves Green wqod for Spokane  fit 7 a. tu,, i}n$ for Oroville at 2:30  "p.. nif J. McDoMcr.L.  LOWERY'S CLAIM  Diirinu the 37 months that Lowcry'H  filalin was on earth it did buxines-i nil  pyer  the  world.     It  wan   the  most  Unique, independent ond fearless jour-  fi/il over produced in Ciniada.   I'ollticnl  (-.ml theoloid'-nl enemies pursued it with  |he vonom of a ruttlecnak. until the  government shut it out of the malls,  nnd its editor ccasriI  to   publish  it,  iaitly on account of a 'J/izy liver nnd  partly because it. takes n pile of money  jo run n pnper that ia outlawed. "J hern  ���������jre Dtill 25 diffoiont (idltlons of this con-  nernned journal in print,   Send lOeonts  grid g������t o"*" or p. 50 and get the bunch  K.-T I.OWEKY,  QFtfn-Wlll* p. p.  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals "and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  TH03. WALSH  Proprietor.  HORSE STRAYED.  Cnme Into my pronilHCH ft bay mnro nlioufc nine  yimr..i old, and wol/jliinK ������l)"iit Moo [imiiidH.  Ilrnnri on loftHlinu'-'ar '���������> un a anil midur It an  M. Wlriictif. 011 loft front foot Owner oun  Irnve tliu Harnti liy pii *,-iii������ flx������on������o*i.  A- C. MfclSKKI*, MM way, I). C.  The resources that surround  Greenwood, if properly developed,  should make this a live city. "When  that time comes the cotton will not  be chewed to any extent in the  copper metropolis.  Puttinc; oil on stagnant pools  of water will kill mosquitoes. Another good way to get rid of them  is to catch them in a net aud then  crush with a sledge hammer. Bed  hugs can-bo got rid of in the same  way.  The Copper Review.  If we are to judge from the quotations which have been reported  both here and abroad during the  past week the copper metal market  has received a sharp setback but  thero aro those who do not place a  great deal of credence in these reports, or at least they do not believe that the quotations represent  by any means the actual conditions  in the market.  Tho   trouble   all   started   abroad  where the metal  has been bought  heavily for some time, but we have  seen these violent movements iu  London  before aud can remember  for whose benefit they were manipulated and who made the profits. It  was about the middle of the week  that the first sign  of  weakness occurred and it was on  the Boston  holiday���������June 17���������that the most  violent break occurred.    On that  day the warrants were quoted oil a  full   pound and  the market was  made to appear   very  weak.    To  bolster up the case that had been  made out to prove the  legitimacy  of the decline a long array  of export figures was paraded  through  the newspapers for tho benefit of  the   investors   and small   traders  who were long of both the metal  and   the   copper   stocks.     These  figures were supposed to prove that  the foreign  buyers were   heavily  overstoked and were throwing their  supplies on the market along with  a lot of*copper that had  been held  for speculative account.   Tho reports show clearly that there wasn't  much  copper lost iu the operation  aud while tho G. M. B.'b were going off a full pound  tho Best Selected lost only 10s.    That wa-j on*  the first day of the pronounced decline.   On  the second   day   Best  Selected was unchanged throughout the session.  In order to get an idea of actual  (onditions it is necessary to get iu  touch with the domestic markets  and in doing so we Jind that while  there may havo been somo scattered sales at fractional declines  lie actual   market  is practically  quarters of a million dollars. The  gold yield was ������.'300,000; silveiy  ������250,000; copper, ������05.000; and  load, ������175,000; making a total of  ������71)0,000. For the past eleven  months the company has produced  a total in metal values of ������5.000,-  000. During the past two months  2,0rj0 tons of lead bullion have  been shipped to San Francisco to  be refined. This was necessary for  the reason that the capacity of the  Trail refinery was not suilicient.  Plans aie being prepared for the  extension of the refinery, so that  the daily production of lead will be  100 tons.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Ten Commandments Revised.  A Cleveland, Ohio, minister has  succeeded in inducing eleven thousand young people to undertake to  try to be Christians in deed as well  as in name, lie drew up for Ihr-ir  guidance a charier which he calls  the Ten Commandments up-to-  tlate.    JP-ro they are :  Fir-it���������Smile like a burst of suu-  hliine.  fr-cond���������Shake hands like a man  uol. ;\ "iniflV.  Third���������Don'.fc   reach   the   ofiice  The Furniture Man  ft*.  Frank Fletcher  Pkovinwat, Land Sukveyoji,  ISTelapn. B, C.  whore it was a week ago, and the  supply is no greater than it was at  that time. The demand, according to tho best posted authorities,  is about as good as it was a. week  Striking It Rich.  The meaning of the value of  "striking it rich" in mining is,  perhaps, as many sided as the solution of the problem of "Ann's  age. Stories of these strikes appear regularly, and to the laymen,  they all relate to "ore." When  the man of technical training learns  of these finds, he immediately asks  the nature of tbe ore, and gathers  much of the importance of the  strike in this manner.  Mineral-bearing   rock has  been  so   thoroughly   misunderstood   in  in the past that many camps which  aro now regarded as world-beaters,  could have been made before, but  the lack of knowledge on tlie part  of mining folk failed to suggest to  them the value of what they found, j  All  the while the investing public i3 reading of  the  making  of  camps and the hitting of bodies of  rich ore,  the mining schools are  drilling   facts  into  the brains  of  3*oung men  who  havo  planned to  make mining their life work.    The  steady advance in the standard of  learning has done a great deal for  the business of mining,  and  each  new   district,   almost every   new  mine,   suggests   certain   problems  that have to  bo  worked out. but  which, in the aggregate, form valuable   data   for   future   use   when  similar conditions   arise.    During  the past few years the accumulation of knowledge of this nature  has   heon   pronounced,   and  men  with alert, trained minds aro working on such details as may bo suggested  to  them   by  their own ex-  periciicoH.  As time pas^-H and one fact is  added to the total gleaned, the  striking of ore gathers a further  importance, so that in time what  was not sought after in^a mineral  way is looked upou as tho richest  kind of find. Perhaps some method  of treatment has made the difference and has resulted in the labeling of rock "ore" that was previously unworthy of attention.  Wo should bear in mind when  we read of these new finds, that  tbe chances of profit are much  greater now than  they were for-  ten minutes late with the bines.  Fourth���������Don't   quit   work   ten  minutes early with a yell.  Fir-lli��������� Let nobody "with 50 cents  pose as a dollar man.  Sixth���������Be honest in speech,  business and pleasure.  Seventh���������L>on't be a loafer.  Eighth���������Don't take up four seats  at a time in a tramcar.  Ninth���������Learn to exercise charity  to all men.  Tenth���������Be ladies and gentlemen  always.  The movement has so far succeeded that it is being taken quite  seriously, even the local newspapers refraining from indulgence  in witticisms.  'PHONE 16.  Rossland  Is the leading hotel of th_  city, and the home of tourists,  mining men and commercial  travelers.  Do. not'miss it when visiting* the famous Golden City.  6. tcntkitts, manager.  NELSON, B. C.  WflOLESALE -  DEALERS  IN'  Produce .. andu Provisions  Worse Than a Failure.  They had been married just a  month when he lost his position,  and during the next eighteen  months he jumped rapidly from  one thing to another without being at all successful at anything.  By this time, of course, her trousseau was getting frayed around  the bottom and rusty around the  top ; and the hope which she had  been entertaining that she would  some day be the possessor of new  gowns had become a sort of permanent hope, as far as she could  see, or in fact, as they both could  see together.  Elizabeth, ho said oue day, do  you think ma**riago is a failure ?  Failure?   sho   said   scornfully.  It's a panic. ���������Wall Street Journal.  Anytning from the Kitchen  to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Bags.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  PROCT  RAILWAY  ���������I  RETUEN EXCURSION" RATES  FROM  LACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   [SOLICITED.  JTO  SEATTLE  Steve Marsh  of  Plainfield, New  Jersey, agrees with  Tennyson that  "It might have been"  aro very  sad   words,   indeed.     Thirty-five  years ago an aunt, who crossed tho  great divide,   left   him   a   Bible.  Since-then he has passed  through  many   privatipus   and lately has  beeu living on  812 a  month.    A  few clays sinco he was about to  leave New Jersey for the purpose  of living with his son in  Colorado.  The Bible was still  in his possession, although he had never opened  it during all the years that he had  it in his possession,  and  he was  about to givo it away to a relative,  wheu, for the 11'rst time, he opened  the sacred book  and  found ������4,807  in paper money between the pages.  Mr. Marsh deeply regrets  that he  did not open  tho book when  lie  first got it, as'in  that event the  money would probably hnvi* changed   the current  of  hi*- life, which  might li.'ivo bwn a shining succe.*;s  inaiead of u dismal failure,                0 _    ���������_,   ������������������    ,, _._   ������������������   ,.-._.._       Q. v..vw_    mwt-        viiuu       uuvj        TIVIU      AV/i "  ago and none of the big selling merly, and that tbe value of these  ���������igencicH have changed their posi- strikes is always gaining in im-  tion' nor do thpy intend to.   They I portanco.    Tn  a word, tlio acien-  In History.  Who whs Ireland's greatest benefactor ?  Columbus.  Why, what did bo do for Ireland ? .  Discovered America. ���������Tiger.  Tickets on sale daily, May  29 th to Oct. 14th. "Final return limit lft 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. 31at  For full particulars apply to  E. R. Rkopatii,  Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  .     J. E.  Pl-OCTOK,  D..P. A., Calgary, Alto.  THE GLtHB  Cigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  L. lL: Mathews  i  Pioneer?  Hotel...  Cpeencuood, B. C  The oldest hotel in tho city, nnd still  under the snme management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in tho  city, and tlio bar spppliea only the boat.  Corner of Greenwood aud Government  streets.  J, W. f-ielsot*  Lakeview -* Hotel  'NELSON, B. O.  Is a home for Miners.    Rates $1  a'day.   All White Help.  N. Mallette    -    -    Pbopbietor  Regular monthly meetings of  Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. P.  /V**" & A. M., are hold on the first  Thursday in encn month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  stroot, Greenwood. Visiting brethrun  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. KIUNIK, Sodroti-ry,  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheuji couutry_ and the blue  Pacific. ������������������������������������"  MINKICAL ACT  Certificate of Improvements  -   NOTICK  'Lexicon" Minoral Claim, alltmte In the Ornon-  wood  Minim,' Division  of  Vnlo  District*:  Wliuro locutdil: Skylark Cnmp (South),        j  TAKK-NO'l'tOK llint J..r-tmcH S, lllrnio. Froo1  Minor's Cortlijunto Nn, llumn. for swlf nml CIiah; i  II 'lyo.I'roo.Mlnor'sCortlllcftlo No Umm nnd ���������  ll-!0,VK), -.Iit'iiHl, sixty daji* n-om  tlio<I*ito  WE  ' TV/T. Greenwood Minors'  .  r.-'iVL Union, No. 22, W,  Saturday ovonln-r in Union H������ll, Cop-  per street, Greenwood, at 7:110.  A so in hall nt   Mother Lodo mino  Friday evoiiinirs at 7 :!)o,  GEO. HEATIIEBTON, Secretary.  Sy(  No  ��������� ���������-..   ������������������- , ������ ...., *.Ay   ...  u.....u  i'l-roof, lo apply to thu Mining ttooordnr/or a  Cort llcato of ImprovoinontH, for tho mimo.!** of  pbtftliiliiK ������ Crown Grant to tlio nhovo oli-fm.  And further tako notico that action, under  Motion 07. must lo commenced hoforo tlio  Wneo of fliioh ('ortlllonto of Inmro vcmonta  Uftli'd thin 0t_ dny of June, A. D. hum.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, B, C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trq-{|  and game p dinners a specialty,  Roo_i8"'rc8ervcd by telegraph.

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