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The Ledge Jul 22, 1909

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 'V  <    '"-j..*'--��������� ,   * /-   -'*������������������������'.-���������  ',Y'''-?"^''''">"7,  ���������? -<-'���������? , '"'.'f, V .v-*-*rS  .-.'.. ���������:**   -. .*- r\ :/ J';" ,"4i  *  -I *������<   J' ���������v-''  f '.  Vol.   XVI:  -greenwood;-b.'a, Thursday, july'22, 1909.  N6. >2 '  ifl  >    '   I  r    1  Passing Throngi  Dr. Oppenheimer' moved to Spokane last Saturday. -    *      ;',-  ������������������ -Lane C. Gillam is placer mining  at Cook's Inlet in Alaska.    ' -  -  . Isaac * Crawford of Rock, Creek  visited tbe city last-,week.  \ S. .T., Larson and daughters were  visitors in tbe city Saturday.-- --  * There has beeu some frost in  Greenwood during the past week.  - The force at ,,tho Sally mine on  the West Fork has been increased.  - J. A. Tuzo and C." Crowson came  down from tbo West Fork Monday.  John Rusk of Westbridge is  spending a couple of weeks in tbe  city.    *','';���������' .  Bob Halcro of Beaverdell spent  a couple of* days in tbe city this  week. ��������� .        ���������--'',.-  "Bill ;White was *in the "city'on  Saturday for the first time in ten  years.'C      '   -7 " ', r ,; '-  .Miss Goddard of Barclay������& Co.  left Tuesday for a month's visit to  the coast.s , , \    ,    ,   . '  '  Dr. Simmons left Tuesday'on a  professional trip, to points-in the  been discontinued' for to present  at the Golden Eagle mine on the  North Fork,* only ,two men now  being .dn pi oj*ed. Of the force  working 'at -the" mine, Bill Lewis,  foreman, Sa'm Row, Dick Hambly.  Jud Foulds and G. Bonk have  gone to Field to work at the Moii.  arch mine, with" Bill Lewis in  charge.;, ���������' ��������� ' '      "."."*- '(T  The Kettle Valley Riil way company-is, it Js/ksaid, making, ar-r  tangements to resume construe-"  tion work on tbe Midway and Vernon railway, "a party having arrived at Rock Creek last week for  that purpose. .Mt is to be hoped  that actual .construction work is  intended,' and not a few shovels of  earth ���������turned ' for the purpose oE  holding the charter. If permanent  work is intended it is probable the  C. P. R. is behind the hot air line.  The Strike.  James Buchanan & Co's  -    '       HOUSE OF ������0������V_g$U"&S������  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  PHOENIX, B. C  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entiie house, "and batlnooms are al-  wajs at tbe Fen-ice of those in searr-h of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  v. hile the aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes tbe drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the monn-  taiuB and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  -*fiiiii*i������������***t-^^  Similkameen.  ** ''       -,  Alderman Wilson paid a visit to  Nelson last week.. -He will shortly  move to .Vernon.  Chas. and Mrs. McClung returned last week after a two weeks'  visit to the Seattle fair.  Curley Campbell has returned  from a month's toil over the range  at the Golden Eagle mine.  Miss Violet Kirby left on Monday oh a ��������� visit to Miss Shaw of  Greenwood.���������Keremeos Chronicle.  There was no quorum of tbe  city council Monday night, only  three aldermen being in attendance.  James McCreath of the Greenwood Liquor ��������� com piiny left ,Mon-  dey on a business trip through the  Similkameen.  Jud Mclntyie returned-from the  Arrow lakes last week*, where be  had'been "with'oneTof tbe*C.'P."Rr  survey parties.' '  Thos." Edwards arrived in the  city Monday from the North Fork,  where he had been working at the  Golden Eagle mine.  Dan Inglis came down from the  Sally mine on Monday and this  week will leave for a visit to the  old homo in Nova Scotia.  ���������W. S. Keith, formerly of Greenwood, is in Los Angeles promoting a company to put in a Cattan  smelting plant in that city.  W. Lawton returned to Midway  Monday after building a 7-ioom  residence at Carmi/ He intends  to locate on the West Fork.  MHHUM1"���������1  -8ffl^l*Mia*W--������^^  PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing - Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phono 138, Greenwood  WtO999999999O9e99999G999999������0Ce9999999999909999999f,  Greenwood, is tho homo for workiugmen of all nationB. It is  convenient to the smelter on the hill. Tbo dining room ia supplied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar coutains the  best wet goods in tho market. Electric lights all over the  Hot and cold baths. <  prcmiaes.,  Ola  Lofstad,   Proprietor  There is to bo a 200 yard race in  Midway next week between an  automobile and a racehorse, standing start.    The bet is $100 a side.  Bill Beach was in the metropolis on Saturday. He is dividing  his attention this summer between  mining and farming at Christina  lake.  Three ladips were making a  a house to house canvass in the  city Tuesday, introducing Robin  Hood flour, a new Sascatchowan  brand.  Mrs. Phillips and two daughters  of Beresford, Man., are visiting  with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Russell.  Mis. Phillips is a Bister of Mrs.  Russell.  There will b<** a meeting of tho  executive of the Greenwood Riding  Conservative association in the  offices of tbe Greenwood City  Waterworks company, tomorrow,  Friday, evening an 8 o'clock.  D. J. McDonald of Okanagan,  Wash., is a visitor in the city this  week. Mr. McDonald is not a  very large man, therefore the name  by which he is best known, ���������' Big  Dan.'.'. He outweighs 300 when  Marathon fit. .  There is a vacancy on the aldor-  manic board in Greenwood. Would  it not be well to fill it? An election would Bhow approval or disapproval of Mayor Bunting's administration, or rather his majority in tho council.  Thero ib one railway train in the  Boundary run solely for the convenience of the train crow. One  day last week the train was stopped twice for au hour to allow tbe  crew to gD fishing. Tbe passen-  sengers stayed in tho coach fighting moequitos.  J. A. McKinnon of Rossland is  ia tho city. Mr. McKinnon has  lately been appointed organizer .for  the province of the Western Federation of miners, and is hero with  the object of. settling the strike.  He is .familiar with local conditions, having worksd several years  at the Mother Lodomluo.  Active  development work  haa  It is understood that the only  question now in dispute between  the B.C. Copper company and the  Union is   that of a physician. As  the men pay ��������� for the med ical service, it  is   only   reasonable that  each .should .[Have   the   right   to'  choose   his physician.    It   is understood   that,   the   management  claims a more efficient service will  be tbe result of but one doctor for  their employees.    In  1898 a doctor was chosen by vote of the men,  but officials of rthe company took  the vote, not representatives of the  men.    Subsequent events have led  to the suspicion that this is not  the most satisfactory   method of  selecting a physician.    Among she  rules issued by the company doctor in June, 19.08, is the following:  "9th.    All*'disputes pertaining  to the medical service to be referred   to   the   superintendent   of  mine or smelter for final decision."  Why the   siiperintesdent,   who  from his position is a company man,  should be the''final arbitrator between tbo men -who pay for medi-  cai service and 'the  physician who  receives payment for such service,  is difficult to nhdcrsUnd. ' It looks  ,very much like a game of '* heads  [ win aud bails you loose." ���������  There is another and more important phastfof this question. In  case of injury\to an employee while  working iu mine or smelter, an unscrupulous ^physician ujider^the.  control- of tho ' company could  easily deprive the injured person  of just damages under the Workmen's Compensation Act. On the  the other hand, it might be said  that an unscrupulous physician  might do an equal injury to the  company, but tlie average working  man would hardly have the price  to enable him to influence the  physician.  was served, by Midy lodge and a  social hour, was spent It is the'  intention'' of 'the, district grand  chancellor, Geo." Chappie of Grand  Forks,. to arrange for frequent  gatheringi-Tof "this'kind,' with the  object of improving the rank work.  The-next' meeting of the four  lodges will be in Grand Fork**,  wlien the new hall in,th'it town is  .finished.* :[  C The "Kootenay -Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the blue  Pacific,  Western Float  Rowe-Hobbs.  Knights of Pythias.  Monday evening between sixty  and seventy members from the  four Boundary lodges, Knights of  Pythias, met in the castle hall at  Mid way," for the purpose of conferring ranks, installing officers,  and comparing work. The^ranks  were conferred upon three candidates, Grand Forks putting on tbe  Page, Greenwood the Esquire and  Phoenix the Knight. All the  work was well put on, especially  that of Phoenix lodge. After the  rank work the officers of the four  lodges were installed by George  Chappie, D. G. C, assisted by  Albin Almstrom, G. V. C; James  Clark, G. P.; Jos. Burpee, G. K.  R. 8.; N. McLeod, G. M. F.; B.  Bubar, G. M. E., and F. Miller,  G. I. G. Following are the names  of officers installed:  phoenix, so. 28.  R. H. McCracken, C. C.  W. X. Perkins. V. C.  James Biteman, P.  K. J. Gardner (P. C), M. of W.  F. C. Graham (P. C), K. R. S.  Gilbert Kay, M F.  S. Lundie (P. C), M. E.  11. Reed, M. at A.  OUEENWOOU, NO. 29.  Chas. Birce, C. C.  A. J. Logan, V. C.  Wm. Lawsou, P.  N. Morrison, M. of W.  Jas. W. Grier (P. C), K. R. S.  W. T. Thompson (P. C), M. F.  Wm. Johns, M. of E.  Chas. Dagman, M. at A.  A. J. Lind, I. G.  Wm. Rowo (P. C), C. G.  OllAND FORKS, NO. 30.  E. W. Stewart, C. C.  Frank Latham, V. C. ���������  E. C; Honniger, P.  D. M.  McDonald  (P. C),  M.  of W.  W. E. Haddon, __.��������� R. S.  Geo. Chappie (P. C), _1. F.  P. A. Z. Pare, M. at A.  Roy Curran, I. G.  Frank Miller, O. G.  MIDWAY, NO. 36.  C, Bubar, CO,  S. A. Crowoll (P, C), V. C.  G. S. Stooko, IV"  J. O. Thompson, M. of W.  F. M, Stevenson, K. R, 8.  H. Eldridgo(P. C), M. F.  P. Hilscher, M. E.  'A. Logan, M. at A.  E. Munroe, I? Q.,  G^Wellwood, 0. G.  .After dosing'.tha lodge ,������ lunch  The following is taken from a  Cornwall, England, paper :   .  At St. Austell parish church ou  Wednesday last  week, a wedding  was   solemnized,   the   contracting  parties being Miss Ethel Hobbs,  second daughter of Mrs.  Edward  Hobbs of Tregrehan, and Mr. Andrew Rowe, only son of Mr. William  Rowe of Greenwood,  British,"Columbia.     The   bride,    who   was  given away by Mr. H. Hore, looked  charming in  an  empire gown  of  cream crepe de chine,, with yoke  and sleeves of silk lace, and a silk  empire sash .at the back.    She also  w������re a Merry Widow hat of silk  crinoline trimmed in white tulle  an-1 ostrich feathers.    She carried  a handsome shower bouquet, the  gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were the Misses Dcra Hobbs,  sister," Elsie   Frost,   cousin,  and  Rosa   Harper.    The   two   former  wore drebses of white lawn, trimmed with embroidery and Valen-  cienne   lace,  with   hats-"of white  chip  trimmed  in  white silk  aud  sprays of pink roses.    The latter  wore   a   cream   cashmere   dress,  trimmed with silk and lace, and a  white hat trimmed in white tulle  and feather.    They   carried bouquets of choice flowers, the gift of  the bridegroom.    Mr. Matassa, of  British Columbia, a friend of the  groom, acted as best man.   The  guests were Mrs.   Hobbs,  mother  of the bride, Mrs.   Fred Morcom,  bister,   and Mrs.  J. .White, aunt.  After   the ceremony   a reception  was held at tho residence of the  bride's sister.    There were numerous and   valuable presents.   The  Rev. W. Blackmore officiated.  Albert Dewar and James Bdattie  who were killed in a train wreck  at Grilfilh siding  were buried in  Revelstoke last week.     ���������  - - - ' %  A. S. Pott-ya Winnipeg l.iwyer,  has filf*d a claim" against a the C-  P. R. for $20 000 fer services rendered in settling tho strike last  year.  The Monarch lead mine at Field  has been sold to eastern men for a  large sum:' ,  In Rossland a 23-foot ledge of  shipping ore has been found in the  Idaho, and several more new and  valuable chutes of ore have been  located in the Center Star. ���������  The lumber imported last year  into, Canada from the State of  Washington amounted iu value to  over four millions of dollars.  The Province of Alberta is 280  miles wide and 700 miles long.    It  is the size of Great Britain.  . The Fife mine is shipping ore to  Trail that runs $22 to the ton.  The Sally silver mine,' about  fifty miles from Greenwood, is oue  of the richest in the West. All the  ore shippe'd in five years.has'averaged $115 to the ton.-   .  The lid may be put on^n' Hedley  The C. P. R. has      **"'' *A "'  putjup $2,500  Near Ely in'Nevada '400' miners^  are on f-trike at the Veteran mine.  The two sons of Alex T;ucas have  opened a law office in Vancouver.  ITiny -Vrailenburg of Oroville,  aged 12, while playing about tbe '  ruins of a laundry  that had been'  burned, ' touched   a-live   electric  wire and  was  nearly* killed,  his'  hands being severel}1- burned.-,  The   Vancouver  Province says,  that Prince Rupert is'a fish port  ,  It may be more than th-it in 20  years. '  James R.   Brown,  government'  agent at  Fair view   has been ap������  pointed  deputy assessor and col-J  lector for the Kettle River assessment district during theabsence on'-  leave of Howard A. Turner,   o  J. C. Paull, a wealthy English .  miller, has secured an  option on  the Neal Beaton ranch at Cherry  creek, and it is bis intention'' to  bring out two carloads of the Clyde  aud  Shire stallions and organize  one of tbe largest .borse-breeding'v.  ^establishments' in .Cauada,.     He  will pay'over $40,000 for the ranch,"  Hi3 son will be left in charge.'-*-Mr.-  P-iull also intends so build twenty  modern houses in  Kamloops, and_S  will spend in  the neighborhood of >-  nearly half a million  dollars altogether.  *��������� ' ''  j. - *>  *"��������� ,  ' f-l  '. Al  Insurance of, any kind is a good  investment, whether,- life, accident  or fire.    In Phoenix D. J. Mathe-  son  pays  particular ^attention to  to educate the child of Constable *-his !inf f business and those in-  Decker, who was killed by a train  *e,^tei1  f.h0",d   cons?h   h\m   a* ,  J their earliest convenience in per  son or by mail. " '  Dr." MacLean" of Phoenix - Has  taken over the practice of Dr J. E.  Spankie and Dr. Oppenheimer and  will move to Greenwood next  week. Another physician will be  associated with Dr. MacLean in  the practice here.  Set Fire to Stor3  Early ou the morning of the 2nd  inst. tho jewelry store at Enderby,  occupied by A. J. Dake, was discovered to be on fire, and was  burned to the ground, the efforts  of the fire brigade being concentrated upou saving tbe adjoining  buildings which fortunately escaped with slight damage.  Dake was in Armstrong at the  time, and his assistant," Frank Belmont, who had been acting as a  traveling salesman for bim, was  supposed to be in Vernon. The  stock had been insured a short  time ago for $2,500, and a watch  was set on the ruins, so that nothing might be taken away of any  value. In the early hours of Monday morning the watchers saw a  man approach the scene of the fire,  and his movements at once excited suspicion. They kept in the  shadow, and finally saw him make  a move towards his hip pocket.  Fearing that they had been seen,  and that ho was going to pull a  gun, they covered him and ordered  bim to hold up his hands. The  man proved to be Belmont. Upou  searching him for his gun, they  discovered that ho hud a stocking  filled with burnt and battered  pieces of jewelry which ho apparently was about to plant in tbe  ruins. The following day the  ashes were carefully examined, and  little or no trace of the stock could  be discovered beyond a few clock  springs and a tool or two. Subsequently Constable Gardom discovered the missing jewelry cached  away in Dako'e room.  Dake and Belmont were both arrested. There is a suspicion that  still other parties aro implicated  who did the actual work of removing tho stock.,;.':;.:;'  Belmont has since made a confession. He says that he and  Dake rigged up a clock alarm in  such a way that .it would turn an  emery wheel. Tho conspirators  for the insurance money then  placed matches against the wheel  and underneath these scattered  shavings sn.tui'uted with oil. Tho  alarm was set for 1:.'50 o'clock on  the morning of July 2. It went*  off on shedulo tinie, Belmont and  IXike went to the nearby town of  Armstrong and listened to the fire  alarm whistle eight mili't* away,  Then thoy returned to the bcoiio of  tbe fire.���������Keremeos Chronicle.  The Columbia cigar  and free-smoking cigar.  is a. largo  It is sold  in all mountain towns and mado in  Nelson.-... ;���������.������������������'���������---,.'������������������>���������'.  killed  robber at Ashcroft."  The enlargement of six of the  furnaces at the Granby smelter is  finished aud the balance of -.the  battery will be fiuished by September. Then thie great smelter can  treat 4,000 tons or more every day.  The C. P. R. has paid Percy Andrews $2,500 for injuries.he received last year. -    '  The Royal bank has opened a  branch in New Alberni.  Some mill ownres have* been  fined at Nakusp for putting'sawdust in the lake.  Bears have been seen in the  South Belt near Rossland.  Garry R. Barrett was hanged in  Edmonton lost week' for tbe murder1, of. Deputy'-Warden Stedman  dfsthe---**Alberta,-**1penitentiaryr" He  protested his innocence, claiming  the killing was done in self defense.  W. J. Henderson died in Tula-  meen a few days ago. He was formerly in the hotel business at Hedley and Tulameen. His wife and  three sons survive him.  Dr. Lizier has been appointed  coroner for the Princeton district.  The Northern Crown bank has  opened a branch in Quesnel.  C. Law has gone north to develop a propeity he owns on tbe  Babine range, adjoining the Dibble  mine.  The government is sending Pat  Daly to investigate the scale of  wages paid the .men working on  the first hundred miles of railway  out of Prince Rupert,  There is now a close season for  bear iu the province from July 15  to September 1, and they cannot  be trapped south of the main line  of the C. P. R.  The 12th of July was celebrated  by citizens of Keremeos.  J. A. Kirkpatrick is retiring  from the grocery business in Prince  Rupert.  It is expected that E. M. Sandi-  lands will be made gold commissioner at Jed way this year.  At the recent auction sale of  lands iu Lethbridge more than a  million and a half dollars were  realized. The average price was  $11.00 an acre, and the sale was  probably the greatest ever known  iu the world.  The Russians imported iuto the  Yukon have endured great suffering from lack of food. Many have  had to bo fed in Dawsou and Fair  banks at soup kitchens aud tho  problem for next winter is a serious one.  Mike Bartlett has been taken in  charge by the city of Seattle as a  hopeless drunkard. He is woll  known in Kootenay and the north.  T. Mayuo Daly scores.Winuippg  for being a very immoral city. He  evidently believes in hiving vice  and not allowing it to spread all  over the city.  The Indians up tho Skeena are  growing hostile to the palefaces  and it is reported that already  tliey have killed some white settlers  In Vancouver, for selling whiskey to an Indian Robert Lockbarl  was sent to jail for three months  at bard labor;  Dr. McKechnie and J. S. Rear  of Vancouver havo bought 25,000  the  Renewed Activity.  "All is-ended now, the hope,  fear and the sorrow." \,   ---  Once,r more   the 'smoke   issues  forth from our towering stacks 'and  blazing coke ovens and the merry  evening   whistle shrieks   out   its  bulletin-like message, while a half ,  a thousand blackened faces, sparkling with renewed labor, present a  cheerful   and   pleasing   prospect  With the agreement signed,   another   epoch   has been added- tn  Coleman's history,  an epoch not *;  mingled wilh Yiooousness ormob.  madness.'but on the other hand  -  tempered with cool and deliberate.-'  thinking on the parVof the miners;*;.''  After, all Jihat -has-'been..said and--  done, we naturally revert to the"  question :   ���������' What good has   the  strike done ?"  Alter the storm there generally  comes a calm,"after a' good well-  fought fight there follows an understanding, which state describe**  the condition of   affairs "existent  here.    The miners" have secured a;'  written   promise" that *��������� no ��������� miner  shall  be discriminated against on  account   of membership in labor  organizitiousK  and,   further,   the ",  scale of   wages shall remain the  same'as in the old schedule.   .The  operators have seourgd at last tranquilityand a clear and lucid understanding with the _men, which  tho Miner hopes will continue so  for   many   years   to come.     The  country as will as tbe operators  and miners have also been sufferers  from  the   effects   of   the   strike,  so   much   so that  a  strong   and  growing   public   opinion  is  being  formed that will no doubt cause a  new law to be placed on the statute  book, that any person who is not a  resident and who holds uo interest  in the district where he advocates'  a strike, shall be arrested and duly  punished.    This law   would   prevent many unnecessary strikes and  would be a decided advantage to  the miner,   who   has   intelligence  enough, without outside influence,  to vote for a strike when  he sees  fit for himself to do so.���������Coleman  Miuer.     ^   Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C  acres of fruit lauds near Vernon.  It will bo sold to settlers in parcels to suit.  New York mon are investing  i'ovoral millions iu timber upou  Howe Sound. They will oi'cct  two eawmills, Thoy also expect  to buy several largo limits upon  Vancouver i.laud uoar Cowichan.,  Flowery Words.  P.   A.   O'Farrcll,   speaking   oi  B.itish Columbia, says :  "It has been apparent to me for  a quarter of a century that British  Columbia would take rank in  time amongst the greatest nations  of the world. It ,has be3*ond per-  adventure the finest climate, the  most superb scenery aud the most  fruitful valleys in all the world.  It has beyond peradventure the  the finest climate, the most superb  scenery and the most fruitful val-"  leys id all ,tho world; Its mountains are honeycomed with vaHt  deposits of gold and silver ores, of  lead and zinc, of copper, coal and  iron. The energy of 25,000,000  liorseB can bo harnessed and utilized from its majestic rivers. Its  fisheries are of tiusurpasscd extent,  aud British Columbia is greater iu  t-xteut than the German empire  and France coinbiued, and it ha**  (10,000,000 ncrcH of the richest fruit  garden and pasture laud, aud 182,-  000,000. acres of forests. ItB navigable rivers and lakes exceed those  of all Europe, and it is destined to  become tho homo of a race of people even more vigorous more  strenuous aud as heroic as any  that hau ever yet lived."  Some imen fail to hit the target  of success because thoy aita too high  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C. '*���������??/  :������.  I^LivCviv*/ VI-.-- - -.:��������� Zi*:x:iuji.������  ,'.v-������  ���������.'���������'.,.'-.".��������� v ���������'?!'���������'��������� ������������������*^ fr-^Or-:.^^  ������-"*5"i','!5'"'-"*'5'"'J**'^^  ^���������^ V_..'vj^a- . ..n-,. .*!;������'.*"������������������'���������'-*-~.,������..'?Tij^*^'gfjj*'.  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,. BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  OWSErl IS MISTAKEN  rteads of the Death of Mother-in-  law With Regret.  TELLS   SAD   NEWS   GENTLY.  Convinced of Its Truth Until Ho Was  Confronted by Spectacled Woman  With a Carpetbag, Who Arrived Just  In Time.  [Copyright, 1900, by T. C. McChire.'  \UFj "Bowsers hail finished dinnei  without any awful event happening when Mr. "Bowser quietly observed:  "Your  mother is getting pretty old,  Isn't she?"  "She is close to eighty, I believe,"  wns the reply.  "That's ten years beyond man's limit, and oJ! course you realize that she  can't live beyond a few years more at  best?"  .   "Of   course   I  realize   Jt.    Dear   old  mother���������I shall grieve to see hor go."  ���������  "Hut you will know that she  wus  prepared "  "Yes; mother is a consistent Christian woman. She has never kiiowingl.v  harmed any one. She will be ready tu  go wheu her time comes. I'm sorry  that you don't agree better."  "So am I, and I've come to the conclusion that it's mostly my fault. I  suppose every son-in-law starts out  with tho idea that ho must hate hi.-*  iuotliei'*iii-law. Sho has said somo  pretty hard things to me and aboul  me."  ! "But you can forgive her?"  1 "Yes. Perhaps I have deserved all  she's said. Poor, dear old lady! I, ton,  shall grieve when she is no more. I  guess she has tried to do right as near  as she knew how, while you know I  don't always stop to thiuk whose corns  I'm treading on."-  "Thai's  awfully sweet and  nice  of  you, Mr. Bowser.  "May I write and tell  her all  the  nice things you've  said?  I'm sure it would please her."  ''Yes:  you   may���������that  is,   we'll   sec  , al'out   it   later   on.    Have   you   ever  thought of how the news of the death  of your mother might reach you first?*'  "I can't say I have, but I suppose I'd  get  a   telegram saying that she  was  very ill and asking mc to come at once.  Ii's a lamentable thing to think of. but  I hope I may be with her to the .last."  "She is always willing to put hersell  out for others," observed Mr. Bowser  after a long silence.  "Always."  "And she could always find some  good in even the worst of people."  "Always. She always looks for the  gocd instead of tho bad."  "And I don't think she has an enemy  In the world."  "Not one, the dear old soul. You  don't ' know   how   I   bare  grieved   to  dead?"  "Hardly that."  "But you havo hoard somo sad news.  You couldn't havo heard that mother  was ill, or I should have heard it too.  Tell me just what It is."  Mr. Bowser looked solemn. ITo looked sad. IIo looked like a man who  gets on a street car and finds he has  left his roll at home, ne made the  most of the situation for a moment  and then said:  "Mrs. Bowser, whatever good' you  can say of your dear mother I can  cheerfully corroborate. She was one  among ten thousand. There is not the  least doubt in my mind that she has  gono"���������  "Mother gone! Where has she  gouo?"  ' "Be brave, now. Be brave and remember that you are the wife of Bowser���������Samuel Bowser."  She sank, white faced and trembling,  into her chair and waited for the  stroke. Thero were a lump in his  throat and a tear in his eye as he  presently said:  "I trust and believe that it was a  painless death."  "Do you mean that mother Is���������is  dead?"  "I do. It Is sad, sad news, but it  must be broken to you. Yes, the dear  angel is no more ou earth., At the  present moment hoi- spirit is with the  angels."  "And did you Just hoar of it this  afternoon?"  "Just as I was leaving the office 1  read of it in au evening paper. She  was run over by a street car and never knew what hit her. She didn't  even havo time to yell out. Be brave,  Mrs. Bowser."  "I am trying to be. Where Is the  paper?"  "1 didn't bring it home,'but I will  run out and get one. 1 wanted to tell  you about it first."  "Aud there can be no mistake?"  "Unfortunately, no. It gave her  name and age and all about it. It  even went so far as to say that she  wore window glass spectacles and had  feet,.like-a man. Was that some one  opei*||^&ihe -door?"  itorsSfBowser's Mother Appears.  Mr.' Bowser's ear had detected a  sound in the front hall, and he crossed  the room to have a look, In so doing  he came face to face with a woman  carrying a carpetbag, and before he  could utter a word a well remembered  voice observed:  "Oh, I wear ten cent spectacles and  have feet like a mau, eh!"  "Mother!" shouted Mrs. Bowser as  she sprang up.  "Mother-in-law!" added Mr. Bowser  as he fell back a pace.  "Yes. it's me, and I have arrived  just in time, as usual. Ten cent spectacles! Keet like a man! Same Samuel Bowser, I sec! Got frisky again  and need a strong hand!* Well, here's  the hand! You just squat yourself  clown in a chair till I get my things  off and a bite to eat and I'll make you  think you are wearing ten cent spectacles on the back of your nock!"  M. QUAD.  THE  LAPLANDERS.  This Dying Race to Be Transplanted  to Labrador.  A commencement has just been  made in a most remarkable and long  talked of enterprise. This is nothing  less than ,the transplanting of the  Lapps from Lapland, where they are  a dying-race, to 'Labrador, whore It Is  hoped that they will flourish and increase.  Whether these hopes will be justified or not remains to be seen. Similar experiments In the past have seldom beeu wholly successful, and some  have resulted disastrously.  The Doukhobors, for instance,' who  In 1S90 were transported to the number of 8,000 or 9,000 from their homes  in southern Russia to the Canadian  northwest, were for a time in dire  strails. They also behaved en-atlcally,  marching naked through the snow and  abandoning their flocks and herds to  tho wolves. They are now, however,  reported to be settling down aud doing better.  On the other hand, the attempt made  some eighty years ago to transplant  the Hoskolnikis of the Don country to  a new home that was supposed to have  been found for them in eastern Turkestan resulted in one of the most  ghastly tragedies recorded in the annals of history. The huge caravan lost  its way in the terrible desert of Gobi  and was never heard of again, the  probability being that hunger and  thirst, combined with tbo attacks of  rioniad robbers, were responsible for  the deaths of the entire party.  TO PREVENT     .  TIQNAL WA  CANADA'S RESOURCES ARE BEING  ,RECKLESSLY EXHAUSTED  An Expert Gives Some Interesting  Data to Show How the Dominion is  Being Sapped to its' Own Great  Disadvantage���������Should Foster Home  Industries,    Instead    of ' Shipping  , Raw Products Abroad  A student of economic conditions in  thc Dominion of Canada contributes  the following-.���������  "The'groat west is filling up with  population, but tlio older provinces  need more people. In some parts of  Quebec there is a fulling off, as the  latest returns show that in 18 districts  out of GO there was a loss of population.  "Nearly half the countries in the  maritime provinces have by the last  census actually lost not only the natural increase ol 2% per cent., hut  a further percentage, drawn away hy  the attractions offered by the Great  West, or the industrial centres of  New I-'ngland.  "Loss of population is always a  symptom of decadence, and how tliat  is to be arrested i.s a question of deep  importance to tho country and of interest lo every public-spirited citizen.  "All-artificial inducements, such as  subsidies, bonuses, etc., offer only a  temporary stimulant and ought to be  Equally dreadful was the fate that i put ilsidc ns valueless.  befell the 10,000 Jutl.-indcrs transplanted to the east coast of Greenland by  Queen Margaret of Sweden. At first  they flourished exceedingly. Villages  were founded, churches and schools  were built, and a bishop was appointed  Then one year the ice pack broke  loose from the remote northern seas  and came to a standstill along th-)  coast opposite the settlements in a belt  fifty miles broad.  All communication with the open sea  was then cut off. The settlers wero  unable to obtain supplies, and in the  end they perished down to the very  last man.���������Pearson's Weekly.  "'she was nuir over bi* astbeet caii.  know that you and she didn't get along  . better nor how glad I am to think that  you are willing to become the best of  . friends."  "I'd kiss her in a minute if she were  here."  ; "Would you, indeed?"  '. "I certainly would.  Yes, I'd kiss hor  aud tell her it was all my fault that  we hadn't got along better.  Death is a  sad thing, Isn't it?"  ���������' "Awfully sad."  1 "Even  when  the victim  is an  old  lady?"  "Age makes no difference. I don't  think yon ever wrote mother a letter  In your life. How nice It would be for  you to sit down and write just as you  talk! I'm sure she'd treasure the letter."    ';���������  Moralizes on Life's Brevity.  Mr. Bowser got up and walked up  and down for three or four minutes  and then halted to say:  i "Mrs. Bowser, you haven't received  any telegram that your mother Is ailing?"  "Mercy, no! Of course I should have  let you know at once. So far as I  know, she Is in the best of health."  "Dm! Death often comes to people  who aro seemingly In the best of  health. Almost every day wo read of  people dropping dead of heart failure."  "I know, but If mother was carried  off that way some of her neighbors  would telegraph."  Mr. Bowser walked nomc more and  then said: ���������  "We should all be prepared to hear  bad news any hour In the dny, and  when It comes we should meet It with  fortitude."  "Yes; that Is true, hut I never lot  myself worry. IM did I should shiver  Bvery tlrao the doorbell rang. Do you  know I'm rather surprised to find yon  In this mood tonight? It is an unusual  one."  "I���������I may have heard somo news today���������some sad news."  "You don't mean It!" exclaimed Mrs.  Bowser ns she sat up all of a sudden.  "Don't get excited. I have said that  ono should bo prepared to hear bad  news ot any time. "Even though we get  bad news wo must try to realize that  It might be worse." ,  "But whut Is it, Mr. Bowser���������what Is  It? Havo you speculated In Wall  street and lost a lot of money?"  "N-o, not exactly,"  . "Havo yon heard that yonr sister Is  A Mistake.  "1 thought from the way that girl  talked she was the whole tbiug in the  vaudeville sketch, and when I went tc  see the act all she did was to appear  as an assistant in a milliner's shof  pasting inside bands on hats."  "Oh, then, she probably gave you a  wrong impression by telling you she  was a headliiier."���������Baltimore American.  Money Hidden by Prisoners.  "I would venture it as a safe assertion that there is every cent of $2,500  in cash hidden within the walls of  this prison," said Colonel E. E. Mudd.  the warden.  He then explained that the convicts  hide the money in all sorts of places,  even to burying it In the yard. They  will hide it in cracks in their cells and  in the shops, frequently changing it so  that the other convicts cannot get hold  of it. A convict complained to the  warden recently that he had $100 hidden under the window sill in ore of  the shops and that it had been stolen  from him by another convict. This  shows how much money gets into the  prison from time to lime and is not  discovered when the general search  is made. The convicts are not allowed  to have money in their possession, although they may keep it with the  r-i'ison clerk. When tho search was  ryade the other day an old negro was  forced to cough up Sij cents, which he  had in pennies and nickels concealed  in his month.���������Frankfort Cor. Louisville Courier-Journal.  Roue,"* on Officers.  Bill���������What do you think of this  smokeless powder and noiseless guns?  Jill���������Don't approve *pt them. Why  tho officers five miles back of thc  troops on tho hill won't know thai  there's any fighting goiug on at all.���������  Yonkers Statesman.  Farewells.  Stella���������Did she give a farewell dinner to her bridesmaids?  Bella���������Yes, aud probably the first  one she cooks herself will be a farewell one to her husband.���������St. Louis  Republic.  Just That. .  Crazy Railway Methods,  flow the Chinese are wasting British  capital In building the Shanghai-Ilaii-  kow-Ningpo railway is told by the  Pel-iii correspondent of the London  Times, who says: "The railway presents ev^ry possible defect. Bridges-  are unsafe. Bails are of native manufacture, of obsolete section, spiked into  soft wood sleepers from Mauchuria  aud Japan. Sleepers are wrongly laid.  Wrongly ballasted, their life Iu this  soil is little more than one year. Eight  different patterns of rolling stock are  iu use. Where tliere was difficulty in  bridging a stream the Chinese built  the bridge on dry land and then dug a  canal and diverted the waterway under the bridge, both the entrance to  the diversion and (he exit from it being literally at right angles to the natural direction of the stream."  "Ah, how pleasant to see a little boj  In such a hurry to deliver his message!"  "Aw, go on! I'm just doin' this tc  keep In trainln' for do next Mara*  thon!"���������New York World.  -   Cold Comfort.  "Father, what Is an empty title?"  "Well, an empty title Is your moth  cr's way of calling mo the head of thi  house."���������New York Herald.  Insinuating.  "Lady," said Meandering Mike, "you  don't want to listen to no hard luck  story, do you?"  "Not a bit of it."  "You relievo my mind. If you want  to hear somethlu' worth while you Jos'  gimme n chauce to show what I kin  do ns nn after dinner speaker."���������Washington Star.  Canada and a National Anthem.  . Every now and then some one tries  to write a ualional anthem for Canada;  but, In the opinion of the Victoria  Colonist, every effort is a failure. The  Colonist adds: "Canada is not old  enough to have evolved a national anthem, The sentiment of the people  has not clustered around any particular person, event or idea. When the  average rhymester sits down to write  a Canadian song he tries to Include everything In it, from the herring fleet  of Nova Scotia to the miners of the  Klondike, and the result is a species  of directory. By and by something  may happen, or we may do something  as a people, or some one may think of  something that will catch the popular  Idea."  From Lake Superior to the sea,-  east, tlie country possesses natural  resources as great a.s tho vast wheat  prairies and stock lands from Lake  Superior to the Rocky Mountains and  a hundred times more diversified.  This belt of' country, more than a  thousand miles in breadth, possesses  forests, fisheries stretching around  hundreds of miles of coast line, minerals of all kinds, coal and iron, great  fruit, dairying and stock raising lands,  and above all, a superb climate for  developing the human animal to its  greatest perfection. No country is  more richly endowed. What more is  necessary for the creation and development of a nation? Still it has a  great lack of people; the country needs  more people and we do not have them  because under the ordinary laws of  supply and demand there is not profitable employment for them. How is  employment to be provided for workers? Tlie only way i.s to work up  thc natural sources of wealth���������our  forests, fisheries, farms, minerals.  These are the only true bases of tlie  future activities, and wealth of our  people. Provide employment by working up raw materials, 61 which our  country is rich, into finished products, ready for consumption. For  example, take our forests. Shipping  abroad logs and wood, to be worked  by foreign labor and returned to us  in a finished product is a reckless  form of national extravagance, as it  transfers to another country both thc  population and capital required in  manufacturing, as well as the higher  profits created.  "We wish the United States well,  but we have to look out for ourselves.  We have no need to ask them to manufacture for us goods made from our  natural products. We want the workers this side of the line���������not south of  it. We want people to fill up our  towns and villages, make new homes,  earn money, spend it, develop new  lines of trade, industry and manufacturing.  "With more population we. will be  less dependent, more powerful, more  wealthy and more important in the  world's affairs. We will give a concrete example of the labor value of  even a rudimentary industry���������that  of harking or "rossing" pulp wood.  It is taken from the report of the  United States committee on pulp  wood, etc  As we announced last week, we offer $500.00 cash in prizes..   First,  a prize of $300.00 to the Farmer or Stock Breeder who will send in the  best suggestion for a name for our new Farm Weekly; then, as a con-  solation, 20 cash prizes of $5.00 each,  and 50 cash prizes of. $2.00.  each to the 20 and 50 persons sending in the next best suggestions,-  making seventy-one prizes in all.     ' ,    :  The Judges will be:  Mr. Wm. Rennie, the well-known Seedsman, and author of " Successful Farming."  Mr. Thomas Graham, of Graham Bros.; Claremont, well-known Horse Breeders.  Mr. J. H. S. Johnstone, editor of the paper. /  DESCRIPTION OF PUBLICATION  The new publication will be a large illustrated weekly.   The subscription  price will be only $1.00 per year, though it will be made the best farm journal in *  Canada. /  It will be edited by Mr. J. H. S. Johnstone, for ten years Associate Editor of  "The Breeder's Gazette," Chicago, which is well known as the best Stock  Journal in the world. He- is also the author of " The Horse Book���������" which is the  recognized authority on horsecraft.  It will publish reliable and original information on all subjects of interest to  Farmers and Stockbreeders all over Canada.  It will cover thoroughly all departments of Stock Breeding and Raising,  Grain Cultivation, Poultry, Orcharding, Horticulture and Gardening, Soil  Development, etc. , *���������  It will publish accurate weekly reports and statistics, of all the leading grain  and live stock markets.   It will have its own special crop and stock reporting  service.   It will publish special reports of all important Fairs, Exhibitions, Live"  Stock Shows and Conventions.  It will publish free to its subscribers plans of economical and sanitary homes,  barns, outbuildings, etc., specializing on concrete construction. ' ' .t .  It will have a correspondence department, giving the most reliable information on all subjects of interest to its readers, replies being written by the best.,  recognized experts in the different departments. ,  CONDITIONS  This generous prize offer is entirely free to subscribers. Every prize winner must be a Farmer,  Stock Breeder, Horticulturist, Fruit Grower, or in  some way actually interested in Agriculture.  Send $1,00, for which the paper will be sent you  for   ONE  YEAR, and  with your   $1.00 send your  suggestion for tbe   name   of the new   publication.  .Use the Coupon.  Every Coupon with a suggested name must be  mailed on or before May 22nd, 1909, to be eligible to  win a prize. The person who FIRST SUGGESTS the  name adopted will win the prize, and priority of sug  gestion will be decided by the POST MARK ON THE  ENVELOPE in which the winning coupon is mailed.  In this way all who submit suggestions will enjoy equal  chances to win the money. Subscribers in Nova Scotia  and British Columbia will have exactly the same advantages as those in Ontario���������no more, no less.  This is absolutely the only advertisement that will  appear. So cut out the coupon and send in with your  suggestion for a name.  We want agents to take subscriptions.    Address  THE COURIER PRESS. LIMITED.  Box 158. TORONTO  "5������J  of its own people in order to attract  to Canada all industrial people that  will increase our population of consumers and taxpayers, develop the  internal trade and enrich the whole  country with the results of new productive energy."  Worms in children, if they be not attended to, cause convulsions, and often  death. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will protect the children  from these distressing afllictions.  Status of Cat Rises in Japan  The status of the cat has suddenly  risen in Japan, and the few families ���������...,,-.,.,.  in   that   country  which   are   without; ?*)en air starts the blood circulating  these pets arc on the alert to secure 'in evcr*v arter-v nnd V0ln in t,ic cuUtQ  " Benefits of Walking ���������  The ordinary man, who is employed  indoors throughout the day, does not  walk enough. Ho needs the fresh air  and sunshine oi the outdoors, and, no  matter how tired he may bp, a short  time in tlie open air will rest, him. If  he has no opportunity to walk during  the evening he ought to do it in the  morning. Thorp is no better tonic than  a two mile walk-before going to work.  Some business men, who live some  'distance from their offices or stores,  walk down regularly and are greatly  benefited thereby. No matter how  sluggish they may feel on arising the  morning walk puts them in good trim  for thc day's work.    Exercise in the  one or more-of them wherever they  are to be found. The cause of this  increased demand  for felines is due  system, opens up the pores of the  skin, so that the waste matter may be  set free,  limbers up tho joints and  lately published.    A wit-   ro^hTsVale"nVcn77ocenUy"macfo by Dr. I mllsclcs j11"-* Puts ������ne in s-nipc, for the  **"* i -   .        .        . duties of the clay.  _���������_���������   ,���������u���������   ��������� , - , .        -        lu "i- niiin-iiiuiii. it-ui-iiuv  muni*  ncss *-ho is;a pulp wood.operator m ��������� Koch,   who   advised   the   keeping  of  the  Adirondack!- and  ships  "rossed" i catg n8  the  best  means  of avoiding  the plague.   The Japanese authorities  have taken a census of the cats in  ips  wood to YVatertown, and also to Niagara, gave evidence that he paid for  several of thc larger cities, and in  Osaka, whose population is 1,500,000,  it was learned tliat 48,222 families  kept cats to the number of 5*1,369.   In  stumpngi- ,113 per cord. The labor of  cutting and carrying to the mill is  $4.80 per cord. The labor cost of  rossing is $1.82 per cord.    The mill  nl!lTt'!!C -rCf cf- Thc_f.reiSht *<? th,r   addition to these it is estimated that  pulp  mill is   $1.7o.       The   overhead  Headed Him Off.  "Speaking of trusts," began the  stranger as he leaned up against the  counter. "I"���������  "Sorry, sir." Interrupted the grocer,  "but we do a strictly cash business  here."���������Chicago News.  Hardened.  "I'm afraid you'll find tho atmosphere a IIUJo stifling," the landlord of  the lower region apologetically remarked to the newcomer.  "Oh, don't worry about nie," said  the stranger, "It can't bo any worse  than a crowded street car."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer;   Parental Solicitude. j  "Johnny,", said Mr. BIIg_liif-,,"I want j  you to study hard and learn all you'  possibly can,"  "Did you do that?"  "No, my son.  Hut I want you to escape the trouble my Inattention has  caused me.   When you grow up and  have n son I don't want you to be hu������  milliited by being unable to answer hia  t-jtiestloiis."���������Washington Btar.  '*9&vrt������?"Mitt'aSSF���������,'<ff*'SSi ������������������'"'������������������ ''-'������������������.'���������'J  A BASKET FULL  of clean, sweet-smelling  linen Is obtained -with half  the toll and half thc time  if Sunlight Soap is used,  Sunlight shortens the  dny'a work, but lengthens  the life of your clothes.  charges 50 cents. ' Thc price at the  mill the present year is $15.50, so that  the profit was $1.05 per cord. Therefore, the labor employed received  $8.70 of the $15.50. The witness did  not give evidence as to the two succeeding steps, namely, converting the  wood into pulp, and from that into  paper, but his evidence was sufficient  to show the labor value of even so  rudimentary a process as peeling the  wood. His output of barked wood-is  25,000 cords a year. The labor cost of  this outside of stumpnge would be  over $200,000. The sum at $500 per  year per man would afford -'employ-  ment to 400 hands; suppose half of  them were married, that would represent a village of 1,200 people, .all. demanding their requirements of civilized life and augmenting the general  welfare and prosperity. These figures  are not altogether applicable, to Canada, but if one "rossing" mill producing 25,000 cords, can give so much  profitable employment, what would  be the result if all the half million  cords of pulp wood annually exported  to the United States were rossed on  this side? The labor earnings would  reach into millions and extra workers  employed and their families would  add tens of thousands of people to our  population.  "But take a step further and suppose the wood, instead of being exported, was converted into pulp on  this side of the line, one could hardly  compute the value of such a-.huge industry and the impetus it would give  to trade. j  The last report of the board of  trade of Portland, Me., states that 31  steamers from New Brunswick carried  there 55,.'"4D cords of pulp wood, and  by other steamers there was received about 14,000 cords, amounting  in all to 09,525 cords of wood. Suppose  that quantity was rossed in New  Brunswick, it would represent wages  to the amount of nhtfut $000,000 and  employment to n population of about  3,000 people. If converted into pulp  before shipment, these figures would  be vastly incronied.  While Canada is beyond question  thc greatest spruce producing pulp  wood country In tho world, wood pulp  itself is only one in the catalogue' of  Canadiun assets, that ought to he  utilized to bring workers, prosperity  and wcnlth to our country.  Tho qucHtion now is, will each province undertake to conserve its great  resourced of natural wcnlth to the uso  there are 5.G96 homeless felines, and,  remarkable enough, those sections of  the city which are frequently visited  by the plague were tree from cats.  The number of the animals without a  home is rapidly diminishing, because  their value as a plague preventive  does not depend upon thc quality of  the breed, so that the common or garden variety is equally as efficient as  the thoroughbred.  THE ILLS OF CHILDHOOD  HOW TO CUKE THE!*  In thousands of homes thioughout  Canada 'Baby's Own Tablets is the  only medicine used when the children  are ailing, and the mother who keeps  this medicine on hand may feel ns  safe as though there was a doctor  constantly in the home. Baby's Own  Tablets cure all' stomach and bowel  troubles, break up colds, destroy  worms, and make teething easy.  Guaranteed free from opiates and  poisonous drugs. Mrs. Geo. Wilson,  Wilson's, N.B., says:���������"I began using  Baby's Own Tablets about five years  ago and since then have used no  othei medicine for my children. They  nev**r fail to bring relief, and I would  advise all mothers to try them." Sold  by medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  The more a woman I* nows how big  a liar a man is the bo-tor she can believe him when ho says something  nice to her.  Wit of a  London  "Cabby"  Professor Frederick Starr, the distinguished anthropologist, was discussing in Chicago the Roosevelt banting  trip.  "Mr. Roosevelt," he said, "will encounter great dangers in the jungle.  I don't mean the wild beasts; I mean  the fevers. Mr. Roosevelt is not the  temperament to resist these dangers,  either.  "He is a heady, rushing temperament; but the-sort of temperament  that keeps jungle fever off is like-  like���������  "I once boarded a four-whooW in  Picadilly," said Professor Starr, "and  I made the driver drive me to Clar-  idge's.  "Ke drove at a snail's pace. Exasperated���������for I was already late for  luncheon���������I put out my head and  shouted  " 'Look hern., cabby, we're not going  to a funeral!'  "The cabby looked at ine, took out  his pipe and frowned.       ,  " No,' ho said, 'and wo nin't goin'  to no bloomin' lire neither.' "  ���������You Can't Cut Gut  A HOS SPAVIN; _*P1<"F or  THOROUGHI-I**, but  trill clean them cU pannanontly, nnd  you -work tlio liorto oanio tlma. iJoi-J  not blister or romovo the hair, Will  tell you moro if you writs. 11.00 pur  bottlo at (Tiers or dullv'd.Eook 'Dfre-).  ABS0R8INE, JR., for nihnkln-1.  $1 bottlo. Itoduces Varicose Yolns.V/ir-  icocele, Hydrocele, Ruptured .Muscles or LI cements, Enlarged Glnmls. Allayj pain quickly.  W. F. YOUNG. P.D.F.,  137 Temple St.. SprinolieW.Mass.  M'SMilS ltd.. Jluativil. Canadian Aifii'K. <  Also furnished by Ma-lh (Isle S Wynne Co.", Winnijirs;  The National Drug 8 Chemical Co.. Winnipeg, ar.d CilQ3,y;  -ird Henderson Ores. Co. Lid., Vancouver.  Special Notice To Tlie Province  Agents wanted for B. Shragge, 33G  Princess St., Winnipeg, to collect all  kinds of scrap iron, brass, copper,  lead, zinc, old rubber boots and shoes,  bottles, rags and bones.  SUNLIGHT   at   NIGHT I  pro'lucuri by  ALADDIN the WONDEllFUL LAMP  '���������from common  COAL OIL-(KKR08KNEi���������Malces nnd  burns its own ������m imtlor muntie. Tht������  fhcnpOHt urtitfciul liK-it m t'listenco.  No better litiht obtuinable ut nny  co-it. 0(JorI_-������<, noi-*>tile-HH, uJcnn, airani i! and Hftfo. Lnmp po^ for itself  in Tow moiithft In Faune oil. An  ideal light for ttoio. oMu-u or mommo.  Write for our piikk i.ami- Introductory offer.  The   Mantle   Lamp   Company,  Dipt. L. of America,  Amenta wanted Everywhere.  Ill Uunnatyne Ave..   Winnipeg.  1  11  i|p  i  ISJjeS  &  3'i'ift'J  tt  99  (not a  dip)  Keep Minard's Liniment in the houso.  A Clbveland inventor has brought  out a torch, operated by oxyg.*n and  acetylene, producing a" heat of G.300  digroes, with which it is said to he  possible to w-jld aluminium, heretofore regarded as impossible.  New  Place for Cards  Recently two well-known Washington society women making calls, arrived at the house of a certain friend,  and, after ringing the bell, waited)  No answer. They rung again, and after considerable delay tlie door was  opened by the new cook, who asked:  "I'llwat do you want?" '.  Upon being told of the nature of  tho call the girl replied:  "Oil Stick yer cards between me  teeth Oi'vn been making bread."���������  -Philadelphia "Record.  Thc electric motor is put to a novo1  use by a resident of Nevada, la., who  uses one lo drive a revolving brush  with which he cleans his chickens'  feet.  it  Destroys all Nits and Lice and  does not injure the wool. Kills  germs in Scabs, Cuts and Abrasions, and is a quick and safe  healer.  One  Twenty-Five    Per    Gallon.  ������������(not a  dip)  Specially prepared to clean Lice  and Vermin from Stall Fed and  "Breeding Stock. Jt is antiseptic nnd healing and valuable  as an insecticide to keep off  flics.  One  Twenty-Five    Per    Gallon,  If yonr storekeeper does not  keep thcin write Disinfectant  Dept.  Limited  WINNIPEG,    CANADA.  Manufacturers   of   "COWL BRAND"  Oil Specialties.  What promififs lo be one of the  greatest competitions of light igrlcul-  tunil motors Hint ever has taken place  in North America will bo held nt the  Winnipeg industrial exhibition in  July. ,  Ho far as federal health statistics extend, tliey indicate that thc death rate  among negroes is 30.2 per 10,000 while  among whites u Is 17..1 per 10, ,11  Not His  Ycnst���������I think I came up  in  train with your wife yesterday.  Crimsonbeak���������Did you notice  teeth?  Yeast���������No; she didn't    open  mouth once.  Crimsonbeak���������Oil,    well, it wasn't  my wife, then,  the  her  her  Iluit, althoiifili capable of making n  liquid or solid incandescent, cannot  milkc a gas incandescent, merely increasing its pressure  A Gdldon Rulor  "Tho golden rule for initio," he cried;  "By it my dealings nru controlled;  The rulo I've carefully applied.  Tlmt'a likeliest to bring mo gold."  --Washington Star, THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,, BRITISH .COLUMBIA.  ��������� '>  S  The Particulars of a Remarkable Cure Told by a Presby-  ' **> ,  terian Clergyman���������The Sufferer Brought BacK from  ���������Death's Door.  THE  FUTURE OF WHEAT  St. Andrew's Manse,  Cardigan, P.E.I., Jan. 1908.  Though I have never been sick myself, and have not had occasion to use  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I thought  , you ought to know of the remarkable  cure they have wrought in Mr. Old-  ing's case.  Duiing a visit to my home in Mori-  gomish, N.S., some years ago, I was  grieved to find our next door neighbor  and friend, Michael Olding, very low.  "He. is not expected to live," J my  mother informed mo, "and you must  go over and see him ns he is, liable to  pa***- away at any moment." "Not expected to live," tliat was thc opinion  not only of the. doctor who attended  him, but of his wife and-family as  well. Upon visiting him myself 1  lound abundant evidence to confirm  their opinion.  Mr Olding had for years been afflicted with asthma -and bronchitis,  but now a complication of diseases  was ravishing his system. He had  been conlined lo his bed for months  and was reduced to a skeleton.  Though evidently glad to see me, he  conversed with the greatest difficulty.  and seeming to realize that it was the  beginning of the end. He was daily  growing weaker; his feet' were  swollen to twice their natural size,  and the cold hand of death was upon  liis brow". ' "It's no use," ho said  feebly, "the doctor's medicine is not  helping me-and I am going down  rapidly." I prayed with him as for a  man soon to pass into eternity, and  when I took his hand in parting it was  tlie last time 1 expected to seciiim in  the flesh.  Three years later while on anotlicr  visit to my mother's Michael Olding  had ever seen him, for, as I said, he  had always been ailing. In sheer desperation he' had asked his wife " get  him Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. They  soon began to help him." His appetite  and strength began to improve, and to  thc astonishment of his family and  friends he rapidly regained his iie������lth.  Now though the burden' of well nigh  four score years is upon him, he' is  able to do a fair day's work, and is in  tho enjoyment of good health, even  the asthma has ceased to trouble him  as in former years.  Mr. Olding himself, as well as his  neighbors and the writer of this letter,  confidently believe that his rescue  from thc very jaws of death���������seemingly so miraculous���������is due under the  blessing of God to the timely and continuous use of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills.  REV. EDWIN SMITH, M.A.  Mr. Olding himself writes:���������"I am  glad Rev. Mr. Smith has written you  about my wonderful cure, for I confidently believe that if it had not been  for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I would  have been dead long ago. It would be  impossible to exaggerate the desperate  condition I wis in when I began to  use the Pills. No one thought I could  get bettor. I scarcely 'dared hope myself that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  would bring mo through, but they did  and I have ever since enjoyed good  health. Though I am seventy-nine  years old people are always remarking  ,on 1 ow young I look���������-and I feel  joung. I can do a fair day's work,  and 1 am bettir in every way than I  bad been for years. I cannot say too  much in praise of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills and I take every opportunity I  can  to  recommend  them  to  friends  was seemingly in better health than I [ who are ailing.'  Dry Farming Congress  ���������A dry farming congress will meet at  Billings, Montana, October 26 to 28  of this year. -The international exposition of dry farm products will be  hold during the week at Billings.  Thirteen western states and territories,  two Canadian provinces, Mexico and  Russia arc expected to send exhibits.  In the-west 200,000,000 acres of arable  land awaits development by dry ttirm-  'iug   methods. . Texas   has  25.00,0000;  'Montana, Colorado- and Wyoming,  50,000,000; New Mexico, Oklahoma,  Utah, Idaho and Arizona, over 60,-  000,000. Experts estimate that in ten  years every drop of water available  for irrigation will be utilized. For  every acre irrigated there will be fifty  acres of dry farm land when irrigation possibilities are exhausted. Experience, shows that non-irrigable  land   yields   crops   averaging   50  per  ' cent, the quantity reaped under irrigation. To this land the future home-  seeker must come.  . . Hbw.'s This?     .  We offer Oie Hundred nollnrs Reward for finy  ensu of Catarrh tliat carniot be cured by Hill's  Catarrh Cure.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.  We, tlie underslKi.ed. Iulu: knoun F. J. Cheney  for the List IS yeara, and believe lilni perfectly hon-  orib'e In all bual'ii'Si tra-smtions ar.d flr-aticlally  able to carry out nnv oblleations made by his Arm.  Wauiixg, Kinvw & JI>HVI*J,  -. Wholesale I'i ucglsts. Toledo, O.  UsH-*- Catarrh Cure h ta'vfii Internallv. acting  dlrcctlv U"0*i the bloo.l and muroiM biirt.ieen ol th{  Bytiern*. Testhuoilals tent free. Trice 70 ccnta per  buttle.  Pn'd by nil Driuralnts.  'iauo Hair*) i'uml.y Mils for co**stl������atlon.  grow  A  Practical  Poem  Some   advertise   when   things  slack,  And get a lot of business back.  But biz v.ith some is always prime;  They're advertising all thc time.  Alcohol  and   Parenthood  A remarkably interesting utterance  on "Alcohol and Eugenia" was delivered by Dr. C. W. Saleeby, London,  before the society for the study of  inebriety. The effects of alcoholic  poisoning and lead poisoning, Dr.  Saleeby pointed out, are very similar.  The evidence that both caused degeneracy in offspring was, he said, indubitable. The mother, the developing child and the race suffered. It  had been shown, he said, that an  enormously large proportion -of the  children born of parents employed in  lead works, or in allied trades, died  during the first year of existence,  and a similar proportion 'of those who  survived were either morally or  physically ��������� degenerate. It was the  same regarding alcohol. Taken in its  entirety, he said, the case against  alcoholic parenthood was overwhelming. No phenomenon so-horrible was  to be found in the wide realm of  nature outside the circumscribed  sphere of man.  In" remedying the evil, he said, it  was not necessary to go back to  nature's method and destroy. It was  not proposed to work through a selective death-rate as nature did, but  through* a selective birth-rate. They  distinguished between the right to live  and the right to parenthood. The application of this principle to the per  Cheapness of Land Has Governed,the  Price of Grain Throughout  the World  Thirty years ago'the' world's wiia-it  production was about 2,000,000,000  bushels a year. It now averages 3,200,-  000,000 bushels. As this increase is  out of proportion to the increase in the  world's population, it is* evident that  wheat as a food substance is displacing other commo'ditics previously,  used. Increase in production in this  country has'been a little more rapid  than the average of world increase  The American crop of thirty,years'ago  averaged about 300,000,000 bushels,  and it is now about 000,000,000.  The variation of conditions from  year to year makes impossible any  exact statement, but thc figures of the  last five years show a large decline in  the percentage of American wheat exported. From 1880 to'1889 about 30  per cent, of the total crop was exported, and from 1890 to 1899 about 33  per cent. The average of the last rive  years has been about one-half of that  of the preceding 25 years. While thc  maximum of possible acreage has not  yet'been reached; there is little" or no  probability that the acreage, if it is at  all extended, will increase as rapidly  a3 it did in earlier years when new  railways were opening now areas to  settlement and cultivation. In fact,  the largest acreage in the record was  that .of 1901, when -19,895,514 acres  were planted. The. year 1903 followed,  with 49,464,907 acres. The figures foi  1907 drop to 45,211,000. ,It is conceivable, though- little probable, that  another ten years may see 80,000,000  acres in wheat. The greater probability is that the increase in acreage  will not keep pace with the increase in  domestic demand, and that tho predictions of some observers regrading the  diminution of wheat' exports will be  justified.  The conclusion is inevitable that  with the passing of cheap land there  must also be a passing of cheap wheat,  unless there shall' be devised and  adopted some profitable system of intensive cultivation, with decided increase in yield to the acre. The alternative will be. importation, duty free,  from countries that still have cheap  land.  The Oil of the People.���������Many oils  have come and gone, but Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil continues to maintain  its-position and increase 'its sphere  of usefulness each year. Its sterling qualities have brought it to  the front and kept it there, and it can  truly be called the oil of the people.  Thousands have benefited by it and  would use no other preparation.  Emily���������Why are you waving youi  handkerchief?  Angelina���������Since papa" has forbidden  Tom the house we have arranged a  code of signals.  Emily���������What is it?  Angelina���������When -he waves his handkerchief five times, that means "Do  you love me?" And when I wave  frantically in reply, it means "Yes,  darling."  Emily���������And how do you ask other  questions?  Angelina���������We don't. That's the  whole code.  Locating by Telephone  A stranger in town was at an office  in one of the downtown skyscrapers  a few days ago. He had promised  to call on some friends on the uppei  West Side while in the city, but  found that his business would not  permit him to do so. Wishing to excuse himself, he called his friend on  sons affected involved the greatest ( nie telephone. The servant answered  happiness for them, and the greatest. and saju *ler master could be called  monetary economy for society, while, up {lt a certain other number; he had  at the same time, protecting the - gone out. Mr. Stranger called the  future.   The interests of the race, and f number and war soon in communica*  I cured a horse, of the Mange with  MINARD'S LINTMENT.  CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS.  Dalhousie.  I  cured  a horse",  badly torn  by a  pitch   fork,    with   MINARD'S   LIN1*  MENT.  SI. Peter's, C.B.        EDW. LINLTEF.  I cured  a hi rse of a bad  swelling  with MINARD S LINIMENT.  THOS. W. PAYNE.  Bathurst, N.B.  An alloy of nine parts of lead, two  of antimony, and one of bismuth expands in cooling, therefore makes a  good combination for plugging holes  in metal, as the plug fits tightly when  cold.  the individual, he said, were one. The  practical policy that it was desirable  should be advocated was interference  with the parenthood of the alcoholic  devotee. All future legislation,-he declared, and all future public opinion  in this matter would more and more  take the line of insistence on the immense importance of parenthood and  of restricting the parenthood of persons . addicted to alcoholism.���������Vancouver World.  Hopeful  Winks���������In every generation thc age  for marriage gets later. Our grandmothers mnrricd at sixteen, but our  daughters do not marry until twenty-  live or thirty.  Jinks���������Well, that's all right. In  the course'of time, people will put off  tion with his friend.  "Well, where are you now?" he was  asked.  "At a certain number in Broadway."  "Is that so?   What room?"  "No. 515."  "Well, I am in 516, next loor. Come  in."���������New York Times.  Experiments in Germany to sho\  the effects of magnetizing steel, bj  rolling, show that it becomes more  highly magnetic at right angles to the  direction of rolling than parallel to it  The largest proportion    of    negrc  population in the United States is in  Isaqucna county, Mississippi, *vliere  is 94 per cent.  The use of the flesh of dogs for food  marriage until too old to marry at, -s increasing mi Germany, over 5,000  all. and   then    the   millcnium  will' carcasses liavi-".' passed the govern-  begin.  A Pill for All Seasons.���������Winter and  summer, in any latitude, whether in  torrid zone or Arctic temperature, Par.  melee's Vegetable Pills can be depended upon to do their work. The  dyspeptic will find them a friend always and should cany them with him  everywhere. They are made to withstand any climate and are warranted  to keep their freshness and strength.  They do not grow stale, a quality not  possessed iii many pills now on the  market.  The Buzzy Fly  How dotli the littlo buzzy fly  Improve each shining minute���������  The early fly the window finds  Before the screens are in it.  Minard's  Friend.  Liniment,    Lumberman's  Druggery  Money may be a drug on the market, but some of us have to wait a  long time   to get   our prescriptions  filled.���������Ohio State Journal.  The change of dietary that comes  witli spring and summer has the effect  in weak stomachs of setting up in*  fliunmation, resulting in dysentery and  cholera morbus. The abnormal condi.  tion will continue if not attended to  and will cause nn exhaustive drain on  tlie system. The bent available medicine, is Dr. J. D. Kcllogg's Dysentery  Cordial. It clears the stomach and  bowels of irritants, counteracts thc in*  Jliifiiination nnd restores the orguns to  healthy action.  A few troys of charcoal sot on the  floor or Hhelvos of a dump cellar will  make'the' air pure and sweet, and  take away tho nuir.ty smnll.  Wrote Prison Story in Blood  Lady Constance Lytton is one of the  ninny women who have suffered imprisonment in Holloway jail foi*** endeavoring to proclaim .n the House, of  Commons her views on the suffrage  for women.  Sho has been released, and tells'the  story that as pencils were refused her,  and she was anxious to make some  notes for a speech for which she was  tj deliver the night she was to leave  prison, she remembered that she herself was a bottle of red ink, and so  with her blood she made the notes  that she required. It is difficult now  for anyone to say that women are not  in carni'st about the cause.  ment inspection last year.  Fly Mattir  General attention is now being directed against the hou.-e fly The fly  is "not now consider' J nn ordinary  and inevitable nuisn-i _ us it once  wns, but is known to be a menace  The fly breeds in'film and revels in  it, and, with his -feet stuck full f  refuse tracks it in the food that people  eat. In this way it spreads lisinse  germs. It is not a great task to guard  against thc invasion of the house, and  especially ��������� of the kitchen, by nie:*.  Scrupulous housekeepers did it long  before the (lnngnro*is nature o the  fly wns suspected. Tne means that  will. protect "��������� man's h -use from the  mosquito will keep o.it the fly. Use  screens. There are many devices for  destroying flies should ihey gain cn-  tranco to tli-2 house.  Countless have been tlie cures  worked by Holloway's Corn Cure It  has a power of its own not found in  other preparations.  Steam dredging for gold in lh*i bed  of the Sal ween river, in Biirniah, from  which much was expected, has proved  a failure.  Ono touah of the nandbn-* man in  enough to make one sore.  are Discouraged  Because of lingering weakness and  nervous derangements there is new  hope and cure.  The letter quoted voices the experience  of thousands of women who have  found health and joy in the use of  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.  The Christian Scientists arc undoubtedly right. To sonic extent. The  mind does influence the body both in  health nnd disease, and if you give up  hope, leave off treatment and fall into  discouragement and despondency there,  is little reason to expect that good  health will force itself upon you.  You must do your part if you are  going to get strong and well. You  must make up your mind and then  select rational treatment.  If your system is weak and run  down, your blood thin and watery  nnd your nervous system exhausted  choose a treatment such as Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food, which has never  been equalled as a means of building  up health, strength and vigor.  That Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is particularly successful in the cure of ailments and derangements from which  women suffer most is attested by such  letters as the following from Mrs. D.  D. Burger, Heather Brae, Alia., which  refers to her niece.   She writes*���������  "Mrs. Armstrong had great weakness, heart trouble and indigestion. In  fact she was run down in every way  and had lost all hope of ever getting  well again. She had been in poor  health for over four years after the  birth of her first child. The persistent  use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food has  proven of nuirvollous .benefit to her.  She feels real well now, Is looking fine  nnd fleshing up so that one would  hardly believe her tho mime person."  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 00 cents a  box, 6 boxes for $2.60, at all dealors or  Kd.m'unson, Batps & Co., Toronto,  By   EUGENIE   ULRICH.  Young Iletherington'QUed his brier*  . wood pipe.,  "You ,dou't mind, do you? You are  always so jolly and chummy." '  She smiled, a little, deprecatingly.  There were times' wheu somehow she  wished Hetherington did not find her  so jolly and chummy, though these  times had nothing to do with the brier-  wood pipe. Tbe comfortable house was  hers in effect, aud she, the friendless  and klnless kindergartner, must of  course have felt it good fortune to be  saved the lot of the boarding house  and given the companionship of pleasant and well set iip, people. All the  other young women she knew told her  over aud over again and reminded her  that she ought to be grateful for her  mercies.*  It is true that if Mrs.,IJetherlngton's  oldest daughter had not married and  gone to' live In n distant city and her  youngest had not died she perhaps  would not have felt the need of a girlish presence In the house enough to  take in Winifred." '  Winifred watched Hugh Hethering-  ton lift his fine length and move across  the room after a light for his pipe. As  the match flare flickered on bis clean  features she thought, as any woman  must have, what a handsome fellow he  was. But Winnie thought also that if  her own mouth had not been so big,  her tendency to freckle so hopeless  and the tint of her hah- so uncompromisingly red Mrs. Hetherington might  not have> liked her quite so well. Moreover, she looked a bit older than  Hugh, too, .though she had carefully  figured out that she in fact was a  year younger.  But then Hugh's childhood had  passed in the flush of pleasure and the  sunshine of affection���������aud hers? She  was too humble to be sorry for herself  and too wise not to see lu the worst  that had ever happened her tbe possibilities of still worse and thus be  thankful for the providence that had  kept her In its hand.  But yet this evening she thought  more sharply than usual of another  girl's symmetry, her gowns, her accomplishments, her opportunities, all  the things that are dear to the heart  of woman. And why not? Venus herself was not irresistible until she put  on the right girdle. Hugh had asked  her to help In comparing seme lists,  and she buew very well that every  minute of help she gave him this evening was an extra minute for the other  girl.  She bent her head over the papers  before her. for the things she was  thinking must steal into her face in  spite of herself.  "Are you very tired?" said Hetherington kindly, but yet altogether impersonally. She raised her head nnd  smiled. What was the use? If it were  not this misery it would be something  else for a waif such as she. "Oh, not  at all," .she said.  "I do not believe there is another  girl who would be as patient as you  are with all my tiresome stuff and  with me too. Even mother's endurance  gives out once In awhile, and she  scolds about my den. if it weren't foi  you I don't know what would happen.  If you're really not tired I want to go  over these lists with you now, nnd  then I'm off for the Kendrick reception. Gertrude Stevenson will he  there," he said, a happy little smile  playing about his lips. "Seems to me  she is getting more beautiful every  day. /Don't you think so?"  Hetherington did not even look at  her for his answer. He was Indeed insisting on being even chummier than  usual this evening, and Winifred bent  her head close over the papers once  more.  "Of course," Hetherington went on,  "Gertrude is popular, very. Sillington  has a mint of money, too, but I don't  think she's the bind of girl who would  stoop to anything like that"  Winifred had to listen to that and  much more in snatches and monologues, and she was glad when at last  Hetherington left. There are times  when it Is singularly harder to be  "chummy" than at others.  The next morning Hetherington had  gone when ��������� she came to breakfast,  something most unusual for him. In  the evening he did not ask her help.  He talked/very little, and Mrs. Hetherington later said to her husband, "Can  It be that Hugh is not well?"   \  Her husband looked up retrospectively over his glasses.  "Maybe he's In love. Maybe he has  proposed to some girl and she's turned  him down. Every young fellow has to  have a lesson or two. It won't hurt  him, I suppose."  "Oh, how can you talk so? I nm sure  Hugh would not propose to a girl without talking to me nbout It Drst."  Whereupon Mr. Hetherington, . Sr.,  smiled behind his paper and went on  reading. A long and comparatively  serene matrimonial voyage had taught  him that arguments only fill the sails  with head-winds.  Winifred herself neither questioned  nor seemed to take heed of Hugh's  moods. After several evenings he came  down nnd asked her once more to  come nnd help hi in.  "What do you think, Winifred," he  snld abruptly after awhile, "ought to  bo the test of love?"  "I should think If some one loved  you all the time, whether you arc fresh  or tired, pleasant or not pleasant, successful or uot." ���������������������������',.������������������  "Fresh or tired, pleasant or not pleasant, successful or not"- Then he  laughed a little Jarringly, she thought  "But what do you know about It, after  all? You never loved like that, did  you?" -  She looked at him with startled, almost guilty, eyes, and Hetherington  hud a queer feeling of having entered  unwittingly Into a sanctified presence.  He rose and walked around the room  .aimlessly for a few minutes. Then he  said he had some nasty experiments to  make and maybe she would not want  to stay, although he rather looked as  though he would huve liked to have  her.  But she left and then sat at her window watching his shadow move to and  fro as It fell against tho trees of tho  cardan. Suddenly she heard a splutter  OR OLD FOLKS  WHAT DODD S KIDNEY PILLS DID  FOR  HIRAM  BROWN.  Cured His Aches and Pains and Gave  Him Restful Slumber���������Known as  the Old Folks' Friend.  East Maplcton, Cumberland Co., N.  S. (Special).-I'hough well past the  allotted span ol life, Mr. Hiram Brown  of this place,.is still one of the grand  est sights in life, a hale and hearty  old 'gentleman " "And like many-another Canadian veteran he gives  Dodd's Kidney Pills the credit for  his abundant health.  "I am seventy-two years of ,age,"  Mr. Brown said in an interview, "and  I want to siiv that Dodd's Kidney  Pills cured me of Gravel and Kidney  Trouble. I was troubled with Backache, Headache and Dizziness,  Cramps in thfi Muscles and Stiffness  of the Joints. My sleep was broken  and at times my limbs would swell.  "But since taking Dodd's Kidney  Pills, all these troubles have gone, f  consider Dodd's Kidney Pills a won-  deiful medicine.".  The, aged inu-i or woman who has  healthy Kidnev.-, can afford to laugh  at the ills of life. For healthy Kidneys keep the blood pure and ensure  good restful sleep. Dodd's Kidney  Pills always make healthy Kidneys.  That is why they are known as the  Old Folks' Best Friend.  COMPBELL'S CONTROVERSIES.  Canadian   Author   Has   a   Particular  Fondness For Being In Hot Water. .  That Mr. William Wilfred Campbell  has started a purity hunt after the  novelists of the day need surprise no  one who knows tlie man. It is no  ordi'iarv small frv like the Canadian  ladv who wrote "Three Weeks" that  he na3 sharpened his pen.for.. It is  such robust personages as George  Meredith and William de Morgan that  he i.s after. What he thinks about  Fielding, the first of great- English  novelists, he does not reveal, but his  view Would probably be too hot for  publication. Mr. Campbell is nothing if not courageous, as he has proved on more than one .occasion. He  comes from the Lake Huron region,  and at one time when he was a clergyman-station at-St. Stephen, N.B.,  he published a book of lyrics descriptive of the lake country of his  bovhood that attracted general attention. .Finding" that he could not accept the orthodox view of Christianity he courageously resigned his  charge and attempted to make a livelihood through literature.' Friends in  -the late Conservative administration,  recognizing his undoubted talent, obtained for liim a post in the civil service at Ottawa, whither he went to  join the rather numerous band of  poets who reside at the capital.  Shortly afterward The Toronto  Globe decided to run a weekly symposium on literary themes, by Mr.  Campbell the late Archibald Lamp-  mar., and Duncan Campbell Scott  One Saturday Mr. Campbell gave expression to what some would deem  harmless views on the position of tlx*  cro-is as a religious symbol, statine  -that it bad been so regarded in the  East lone before the crucifixion. At  once the "fat was in the fire. The old  Presbyterian subscribers .took it to  mean-that The Globe was spreading  heresv. The editor had not understood'it that way but the letters kepi  pouring in and finally the journal was  forced to editorially repudiate -Mr.  Campbill's statements. That was an  end to the weikly symposium.  Perhaps, however, the most exciting  controversy that Mr. Campbell ever  precipitated was when he attempted  to denounce Bliss Carman-as a plagiarist. Carman was then, and is still,  the doyen of'the Canadian colony.-in  New York. At great length Mr.  Campbell went through Carman'?  herself with a quick turn, she tore' work with a fine tooth comb and ac  , .,      ,       , .., ...   cused him of stealing most ol ms oesi  down    the    burning   portieres    that   ^ p^-p.^y froBm Matthew Arn-  ��������� iig, explosion and a strange guttural  cry. For n ghastly second she watched  the fitful leap of lights on the,trees,  but his shadow did not c-oine back.  Then she grabbed her water pitcher,  full, happily, and the heavy rug on tin-  floor and ran Into his room. She flung  the door open upon a thin blur of  flame and flickering tongues reaching  like dancing imps here and there in  midair and through it all something  li'������* a huddled figure on the floor. Up  went the water ahead of herself and  over herself and theu the rug over the  figure, and with a strength she hardly  dared to think could be in her tense  muscles she dragged it out toward the  ball. Then, wrapping her skirts around j  TWO MAGISTRATES  TEST ZAroa-BUk.: -  Cure effected in both cases.   -  screened the laboratory from the den,  and, finding the hose attached to the  hydrant, she set the spray over herself  and over the room.  By this time the others had come.  But it was really all over. She staggered out to look at Hugh. His eyes  were closed, his face blackened.  "Is he dead? Oh, Is he dead?" she  said weakly.  Then, covering her face with hei  burned hands as if fearing the answer, she sank down in a white heap  beside him.  The next day -Hugh, who, though  singed and stunned, had been little  hurt, sat beside her and held her band  aged bands.  He watched the play of her fea  tures as he talked to her, and it seemed  to him like watching an unfolding  flower. He caught himself wondering  again and again at some newly discovered charm. What deep, fine eyes!  What a singularly sweet and unaffected smile! What an Intimate gentleness in her voice!  Mrs. Hetherington said one morning:  "How charming you are in that pale  yellow wrapper! You are quite transformed." And she passed her hand  tenderly over the girl who had saved  her last child to her.  Hugh said. "She is Cinderella, and  the tairy godmother has snaken tbe  magic tree over her."  And he did not know just yet that  the magic which was touching her  and him, too, was older even than  fairy godmothers.  He speut his spare moments now  trying to please her, pven as she had  once tried to please bim. He told her  over and over again that it was her  wit and her spped and her dear burued  hands that saved his lite after his stupidity with the ether and the 'eollo-  dion.  "Ah. no!" she would say. "It was an  Inspiration. 1 am not a bit brave ol  mysplf."  "Do you remember," he said one day,  "your test of love?"  She blushed a little this time. "Yon  never told me," he went on, "whether  you ever loved any one that way or  not."  She did not answer.  "Do you think that you could?"  He thought be saw a smile flit over  the face, bent away from him though  It was, and he took her bands that  were now healed, though still scarred  a little.  She raised her bead and looked at  him, and Hetherington suddenly knelt  down before her and kissed her bands,  and then he drew her bead down to  him and kissed her on the lips.  old. Some of his analogies were not  very clear and it is probable that no  poet who ever published a line could  stand such a "gruelling" process an-'  escape the charge of plagiarism. At  once the New York colony fell upo;  William Wilfred and rent him hip  and thigh, suggesting that he look to  his own house. Campbell's reply wa*.  that the 'New York colony v;ere ���������������  gang of log-rollers anyway. The controversy raged until the newspaper*  were obliged to close their columns to  it because it was fatiguing the general public.  It will be seen that Mr. Campbell  is a man of radical views. A fev  years ago he startled a few University  professors in a lecture up at 'Varsity  by assertirg that the Roman civilization had clone nothing for humanity.  It is probable that Meredith and the  others .who have the honor to keep  him comniny in Mr. Campbell's ba-'  books will survive the assault for <-.  little while. And the question that  occurs to one is, "If Mr. Campbell  does rot like novels why does he read  them?"  Mr. F. Rasmussen, of 211 Marquette..  Street, Montreal, who is a Justice of;  the Peace, and a nian not inclined to'  give praise except where it is well due,'  says:���������"For many years I was troubled,  with a serious eruption of the skin.;  This was iiot only'unsightly, but very,  painful.   1 "first* tried various 'house-''  hold  remedies,   but 'as' these proved-  altogether useless, I- took medical ad -.:  vice.   Not one, hut several doctors ,in  turn were consulted,' but I was unable -  to. get, any permanent relief.   .Some*  time back I determined to"give'Zam--  Buk a  trial,  and after a thoroughly  fair test, 1 can say I am   delighted  with it.   I have the best reasons for  this conclusion;,because,'while,every-,  thing 1 tried failed 'absolutely to re-*  lieve  my pain  and  rid  me of  , my-  trouble, lhr������e boxes of Zam-Buk have  worked a complete cure. "In'my opin*  ion  this balm should'be even" more  widelv known than it is,"      '   -'--' -  "Mr.'C. E. Snnford, '.I.P., of Weston,  King's Co., N. S., .says:���������"I -"had''a  patch of eczema on my- ankle, which  had been there for over twenty years.  Sometimes, also, tlie 'disease would  break out on my shoulders. I had  taken solution of arsenic, had applied  various ointments, and tried nil sorts  of things to obtain a cure, but in vain.  Zam-Buk, on the contrary, proved  highly satisfactory, and.cured the,ailment. . ,     , ;  "1 have also used Zam-Buk for itching piles, and it has cured them completely. I take comfort in helping my  brother-men, nnd-if the publication'pf  my opinion of the healing value of  Zam-Buk will lead other sufferers "to  try it, I should be glud.-. For. the relief  of suffering caused by piles or skin  diseases, it is without equal."    .  For eczema, eruptions, ulcers, piles,  blood-poisoning, varicose ulcers, children's sore heads, ringworm, salt  rheum, cuts, scratches, bums, bruises, ���������  and all skin injuries, Zam-Buk is a  perfect cure. All Druggists and Stores  sell at 50c. a box, or post-free from  Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for price. Three  boxes for $1.25.  Uncle  Ezra Says"  "Sometimes a man will laff at a cat  fur chasin' its' tail,  which  is  there,  then go out and chase a rainbow himself which isn't there."���������Boston Her  aid.  Minard's   Liniment  used  by- Physicians.  Goosey  "Can you cook and bake?" he asked  her,  "For a wife should be of use. *  She was ready with an answer,  And   she   straightway   cooked   hi3  goose.  A Charivari,  week     Joseph  They Soothe Excited Nerves.���������Nervous affections are usually attributable  to defective digestion, as the stomach  dominates the nerve centres. A course  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will still  all disturbances of this character, and  by restoring the stomach to normal  action relieve the nerves from irritation. There is no sedative like them  and in the* correction of irregularities  of the digestive processes, no preparation has done so effective work, as can -  be testified to by thousands.  The German government has offered  a substantial prize for an effective  method of combating the injurious  effects of fact'-ry gases upon vegetation.  Last week Joseph Thompson,  weighmaster, a respected resident of  Shelburne and a pood citizen, - got  married, which he had a perfect right  to do. Tt was his own business, and  .it was not necessary for him to consult any one in the matter. On Monday evening of this week a number  of young men in town and a contingent from the country decided on giving Mr. and Mrs. Thompson an old- |  fashioned charivari. /The crowd j  inarched boldly to Mr. Thompson's, Dur*n<T 1908 more than throe-fifths  residence, where they fired off guns : o[ the ir,nterja] removed since ' the  and threw pieces of bricks and snow-   Un*teci states look hold of the work  Ask for  Minard's and take  no other.  Kerosene for Windows  A little kerosone added to warm  water when washing windows, especially outside, will remove the sticky  condition often found better than alcohol, ammonia or whiting.  balls    through    the     windows,    and  smashed eleven large panes of glass. ; p���������n,.tn��������� ���������������������������!  It   is  said  Mr.   Thompson   gave  the   l anama canal  baders of  the gang  $5.    They  then  dispersed   and   fought    among  themselves as a windup.   As the transgres-  i was  taken   out  of   tho  route  of  the  Charm Against Nightmare.  No man would willingly Invoke the  horrors of nightmare, and It may therefore be of Interest to know that in  East Anglla a way has been discovered of averting this dreaded terror.  A correspondent In an old number of  London Noted and Queries writes: "I  recently observed n large stone, having  a natural hole through It, suspended  Inside a Suffolk farmer's cow house.-  Upon Inquiry of a laborer I was informed this was Intended as a preventive of nightmare in tho cattle.  My Informant, who evidently placed  great faith In Its efficacy, added that a  similar stone suspended In the bedroom or a knife of steel laid under the  foot of the bed was of equal service  to the sleeper and that be had himself  'frequently made use of this charm."���������  London Chronicle.  No Room  For Argument.  "My lines." remarked the poet,  "haven't always fallen In pleasant  plnces."  "I suppose not," rejoiued the horse  reporter, "Tho average wastebnsket  is anything but a pleasure resort."-  Detrolt Tribune.  The Shadow of Coming Events.  "You look so pole and thlu. SVbat'8  got .vouV"  "Work, from morning to night, ������nd  only a ono hour rest."  "How long have you been ot it?"  "I begin toiuorrow."-Success,  Argumentation :. ���������  "What gits me all .uncerlained in  sors carried torches and lit a ter'bar- my mind 'bout deshere political ahgu-  rel in fiont of-the house Mr. Thomp-��������� ments," said Uncle Ebon, "is dat  son had no trouble in securing the bein' a bad man don't necessarily  names of over twenty-five of the law- keep a pusson f'um being a mighty  breakers.   It is now up to them to get I g00(j talker."���������Washington Star.  busy and  pay for the damages done |    before  an   action   is  entered   at*ainst t       BETTER   THAN   SPANKING.  them.    Mr. Thompson -would like to \    Sp.mkillg does not cure chi*dren of  know where the constables engaged by !  the town were on that occasion, and  why they allowed his property to be  destroyed.���������Shelburne Free Press.  bed-wetting. There is a constitutional  cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will  send free to any mother her successful  home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her  to-day if your children trouble you '  in this way. Don't blame the child,  the chances are it can't help it. This  treatment also cures adults and aged  Praised Miss Johnson.  In connection with the death of Algernon Charles Swinburne his lifelong friendship for the critic Theodore We.tts-Dunton has been recorded.  Wr-tts-Dunton was the literarv critic , ,B troubled with urine difficulties  of The London Athenaeum and deyot- ; h   d ni ht#  ed a great deal of attention to poetry, i   -       J   It is pleasing to recall that to at least i Marrvinc Well  one Canadian writer he was very kind . ,. ,,������������������  -to  wit,  Mis*-   E.   Pauline Johnson. |    "Did your daughter marry well? '  Years ago a lyric, descriptive of our      "I should say she did.   She has so  Canadian out-of-doors, which appeared in a fugitive publication came accidentally before his eye. Appended  was a statement that the writer ! her  was of Indian lineage* He became  intent-ply ' interested, ��������� and wrote in  high praise of the lyrical beauty and  warmth of the poem, adding that  Miss Johnson was "the most .interesting woman-poet now writing in the  English tongue." Such praise coming  from the friend and mentor of Swinburne was praise indeed.  much money and i.s putting on such  style that her father and I are uncomfortable all the time we're visiting  A Composite Product.  Mrs. Hoggs���������Mr. Meokuian Is a splendid example of what a mau ought  to bo.  Mr. Boggs��������� Not on your life!  -STcurnlgic headache can often - be  cured by applying constant applications of pure rosewater. Add a few  hops of camphor if you have it  handy.  Australia's first submarine, n 300-  ton, German-built bout, i.s so constructed tliat a crew of seventeen men  Cnn remain half a day below water in  safety.  a splendid example of what a wife,  two sisters, n grownup daughter and  a mother-in-law think a man ought to  be.���������ruck.  He'd Noticed It.  "Fine weather," remarked tbe passenger.  "So I've learned to ray sorrow," replied the chaulTeiir ns he gave thc  steering wheel a quick turn to avoid  running over a policeman. "I've paid  throe In the last week,"���������Judge.  A married man sho*i d coma home  He's j early nt least one nigh*. *n each week-  just to show h's wife :imt lie can do  it.   ������������������"  The'successful  anc'i-i   knows   just  when and where to draw the. line.  Cause and Effect.  ���������-S*-. you pat-led never to meet again7'  "yes."  "And what happened then?'"  "He kissed mc good by/'-  "Ah!   Wheu are you to be married?"  -Mluuenpolls Jounml,  A pressed steel  bout, into piiforn*  tions of which is forced umbr h**drau-  lie pressure granulated cork until the  ! entire surface is covered, a roc ��������� it invention, is claimed-to bo unsinkable.  Luck  "Pii, is (here such a thing as lunk?"  "Of course, there i.s, my hoy.   It is  always luck when a batsman on thc  opposing team makes a home run."  You can forgive even a politician by  being one yourself.  W. N. 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It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; bow it rained in  New Denver   long   after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson  took a   drink   at  Rear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   bow the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   tbe  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt. - It  contains thc early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it are   printed  three  western  poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.    Send for  oue before it is too late.  The  price   is   25   cents,  postpaid to any part of tbe  world.    Address   all   letters to  R. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   ha-3  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral  A man* in Victoria has invented  allying machine. 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Indication's point to a great advance in the price of copper within  the next few mouths, and that before January the movements in red  metal will surprise the majority  of people.  It is quite likely that local option will be in force in this province withiu two years. It will not  carry in all sections, but. the prevailing opinion is that with tho exception of some of the coast towns  most of this province will be dry  in tho near future.  J, R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of tho  Kooteuavs.  Kaslo, B. C.  GREENWOOD  ��������� LcaveB Greenwood for Spokane  At 7 a. ni,, and for Oroville at 2:'i0  p. m, '   J. McDoxKLL.  THE LEDGE  Jast$2 a year  In Advance.  3.INK1.AI. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOriOB  '''Lexicon" MiiicralCl.i'in.'-It-i'itR Intlu? Oreen-  wjoiI  Mining l'iW**li*u  of  V������l������  DUtrU't:  Where lovatudi Skylark Camp (South),  TAKE NOTICE ili/it I. J.'.ii)e*i S. Hirnli*. Krcc  ���������Ulncr'a Orti.iei.te "**(*. iJ-UVtf. fur Wfirawl Clm.-i.  ii T^.Vfi'e AlJiw'siCm't'lli'.ito No     [��������� Get your Razcrs Honed \  and your Baths at  Fraw ley9 s  Barber  Shop, Greenwood,  lS99Q������Q9Q9WQQ������fia  MhIii-M* M- Juliriiiori,  H-'i;.W nml  1'rco MlniT's ���������ertlflua(H  ay ���������������  No.  Hl.'6'iOO, ^intend, Mxly d;i)������ frmn tho (lute  patent, lu apply to thu MIiiIiik Hwunl'T I������r a  "('M-ttileatcof Iin|'i*nv(!iiii������nN, for thn ���������mriiose of  olituinlti!' a Crown Grunt lo tlio above cluloi-  And further take notice that ui/llnii,  uniler  ������oi!t;on   37. mint   Li! I'oimiiciiml lan-re  ti.e  (���������v-uance of inii-h Certllicatvof Iini'roveiiiciit.'  Dtted thlKOUuM-'Df June. A. Il.llxn.  J.VMKS S. UJKNIB.  LOWERY'S_CLAIM  During thc. R7 montitH that Lowiu-y'*-  Claiiii whu on (-iti-tli it illil l-usines*. nil  pyer tlio world. It wm the most  unit-it*-, independent oud funrlcss jour-  Ji'il ever produced in Canada. Political  and thnolo'tlcnl enemies pur-med it with  tin* viinom of n rattle-make until the  irnvernni'-nt r*hut It out of thc m-illH,  find its editor ceasnd to publish It,  pn'itly on iirt'nuut of a'Inny livi-r and  imrtly hcc.iuHe it takes n pile of money  to rim a pflper thai la outlawed. 'Ihorn  pro mill 'ib different uditioiifl of thin condemned Journal in print. Send 10 cents  Af'd _ct one or $i 50 and get the bunch.'  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals-and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  THOS- WALSH  .  Proprietor.  Patronage.  The merchant who does not advertise at all may or may not be  your friend, fellow worker, but it  is a foregone conclusion that be  who liberally patronizes tho  columns of all other papers and  refuses to advertise in your paper,  is not looking for the workingman's  patronage, doe3 not wish it, and is  not desirous of your friendship.  You will find those who advertise in these columns worthy of  your eveiy consideration, for we  will use every precaution to protect your interests.  When you patronize the man  who advertises in your paper see  that he knows where you saw the  advertisement. You will find this  a benefit to you as well as to the  paper.  Tlie Princeton Star says of the  Washington blue-law code recently  adopted, that "the very fact of the  purpose, meaning and tendency being to uplift not degrade, to elevate not lower, to improve and not  make worse, it should be supported." On the same grounds  the Spanish inquisition or the New  England witch-burning laws might  be commended. Their purpose and  meaning were good. To say of  them or of the Washington laws  either, that their tendency was  good, is to beg the question. A  large part of the misery that tho  human race lias endured has been  caused by well-meaning but unwise laws. Good intentions are no  more a guarantee of the bonifi-  cence of a law than they are of the  happiness of that region where  they aro used as a material for  pavements.���������Keremeos  Chronicle.  of British Columbia. "There is one  glory of the sun, another of the  moon. , Wherefore Victoria has no  need to be jr-aloua of Vancouver.  The fierce white light which suits  that altogether modern city is not  to be compared with the mild  moonlight happiness of Victoria,  where all the - best citizens are  philosophers in comfortable circumstances, looking afc ' life's . brief  fever serenely, through a club  window. All minds are purple in  Victoria, aud opinions are the  same. They believe that business  was made for man and not man  for business. They desire .money  only as it means the elegance of  life. They are' gentlemen and  ladies, and do not take " their dollar hunting home to dinner. Victoria is worth seeing as the one  city in 'North America that puts  mere wealth in its place. And  they do say that there aro more  people in Victoria who cross Canada, without looking at|it, to visit  England, than tliere are in the other  eight piovinces together."  Government Report.  Tn his report to the minister of  mines Charles Camsell, of the geological  survey and  now  at work  near Otter Flat, fays : A new discovery of tertiary coal of a fairly  high grade was made a couple of  years ago  ou  tho North  Fork of  Granite creek.    An  English company obtained a bond on  a group  cf these claims and spent several  thousand  dollars in  the  work of  driving tunnels aud making crosscuts to expose the different beds.  Owing to" inability to secure   au  extension of time oh  their bond  from the owners, with a view of  making   thorough    coking   tests,  operations   were   suspended   last  spring and   nothing   further   has  been done-   The work of this company,   however,  was sufficient to  show the great economic importance   of   this  coalj field   which,  though somewhat smaller in extent  than the Princeton coal field, contains a coal which will be in great  demand for steam purposes as soon  as a railway reaches theTulameen.  Rails and Bridges.  Clearing   ground  for divisional  facilities will shortly begin here.  Piles for the permanent bridge  over the Similkameen river at the  foot of Bridge street are now being  got out by French & Carlson for  the V., V. E. A horsepower pile  driver will be here about the 1st of  August to commence the work of  piling which, when, finished, will  be used for a<roadway on which to  haul the earth to bo removed from  the cut nearby. An - immense  quantit}* of earth will be required  to fill in around the station grounds  in town. When the track is here  tho permanent bridge ��������� structure  will be proceeded with*  There are three pile drivers now  at work between Keremeos and  Princeton, two being steam and  one horsepower. One of tbe steam  drivers is at Ashnola creek and the  other at the second crossiug of the  Similkameen at Brushbottom. The  horse driver is at Hedley, where a  thousand feet of piling is required  to cross Twenty-Mile gulch. "Steel  is now laid to Ashnola creek, six  miles from Keremeos. It will be  dela3*ed there for two weeks and  will then push ou to the second  crossing.  Nothing has transpired within a  year to indicate that the V., V. &  E. will be immediately pushed on  to the coast via surveyed route  through the Coquihalla pass. If  the Great Northern won't, no  doubt the Canadian Northern  would be glad to use that route  and extend a branch to Princeton  for some of the coal and ore tonnage uow waiting transportation.���������  Similkameen Star.  orator, during a recent demonstration, when'I see my country going  to ruin, when I see our'oppressors ���������  hands at our throats strangling us,  and the black clouds of hopelessness and despair gathering on the  horizon to obliterate the golden sun"  of prosperity ? What, I ask, what  can 1 do? ."Sit dowu 1" shouted  the audience.���������--San Francisco Sfcar.-  runmng to  The Late Floods.  The damage done by floods the  beginning of the month was more  extensive than at "first reported.  For instance, Sandon has been reduced to a pack train, following  the old trail between Sandon and  New Denver,' and for a. month the  trains have only beon  Denver siding.   ���������  Then at the Vancouver mine the  whole road to Silverton, a distance  of eight miles, was torn out and a  new road had to be constructed.  On the Slocan branch terrible destruction was doue. Lemon creek  left its channel, and the fine steel  bridge put iu by thc C. P. R. is  high an'd dry. Tho creek swept  north of the chaunel aud carried  away the farm buildings on .two  ranches. But the worst damage  was done at the Patrick Lumber  '-co-r.pany'8 mill, where tke Slocan  river swept out two acres of laud  between the dam aud the C. P. E.  line, carrying, away the railway  forma tion and doing so much damage that it is stated no trains can  be gob over the road for another  two weeks. The lumber company  lost two million feet of logs and  the.C. P. R. is reported to have  blown out their dam to save the  roadbed. In that case the lumber  company will have to pick up their  mill, which cost about a quarter  million dollars to install, and move  it somewhere else. They have  valuable limits on the Little Slocan, and the problem is whether to  build the mill there and float the  lumber out or build a railway.  Nakusp' has benefitted by the  condition of things in the'Slocan,  as all freight for Slocan points has  had to come in that way, and even  the lumber from tbe mills on the  Slocan branch has had to come out  there and be shipped over the main  line via Bevelstoke.���������Observer.  Dealer in Coal, Wood, .Ties, Poles, etc'.. Heavy Teaming  , to any part of the District.'"  :'-v<   '���������/'���������''"''���������  Unequalled for Domestic Use."  Nye described it: *������������������ For upwards  of twenty years repairs have been  repeatedly promised the,old South  Bridge. Hoping against hope, and  waiting until '��������� distracted, the old  bridge became discouraged at last,  and yesterday just "laid down in  the gorge with a passenger train.",'  ���������Denver Post.   .,        ,   :     <,. . "  I will givo you a quar-  get me a lock of your  Johnnie,  ter if you  sister's hair.  Gimme four bits an' I'll git you  dis whole bunch. I know where,  she hangs it nights.  The White  sou is next to  in the  heart  noted for its  shrot orders.  House Cafe in Nel-  the .postofiice, right  of  tho city  and  is  excellent coffee and  Visitors  to the city  should not fail to drop in and have  a meal cooked by white labor.  Love that feeds  dies of starvation.  on  beauty soon  111 news travels  going to a doctor.-  fast when it is  the  Whitewash . will   not - hide  freckles on a man's reputation.  The man who doesn't butt in occasionally seldom gets ahead.  What a lovely world this is to  a girlthe first time she falls in love.  Statistics prove that the" coffee  habit is- on the increase in "this  country.  A strong solution of tea will  check the" hemorrhage from a cut.  .   nelson, B. 0.  GEO. P. WELLS, Proprietor.  ��������� First-class in everything. ���������  Steam- heat,  electric  light,  private   baths.     Telephone  in every- room.   First-class  bar and barber shop..  '.Bus meets all trains.  tbe...  Hay and Arsenic.  HORSE STRAYED.  Came Into rnj- pro-iVl-JeH n buy mire About nlm?  yonr.-i old, ami wolgli'DK nbout 1000 pound,),  lirunil on li-fc ril'imMur I.-* nn a and under It mi  M- Wiry mit. 'on loft frotit fool Owner ������nn  iMivctliuikiruc l.y jiu.vin-,' ������.*t|i*jiirii>H.  .     A-1). MKSKKK, Midway, B. C.  Frank Fletcher  Pitpv^ofAJi Lakd SunvEYon,    ' Nelson..R. ft  "Witty Rejoinder.  The editor of the Canadian edition  of Collier's Weekly was recently   called down    for  having  slighted Victoria, always making  its   transcontinental   allusions   to  read  "from  Halifax to   Vancouver."   The editor opens  his molasses barrel and spa titers over tho  people of Victoria in this fashion :  " Far from being a slight, it is a  compliment,  subtle,  perhapH, and  needing explanation, but a compliment   withall;   The truth is, we  would keep this name aloof from  common   usage.   There were,  in  Bible days,  certain  holy und delectable cities which had forbidden j  names.     Fa vote  oris���������this   from  tho    ancients.       Bo      favorable  with thn lip.1*.   That is, say nothing at all.   So has it been  with  Victoria.   Not that we did not desire to speak of it,* but that wo  could not my good enough about  it._Yictoriu._iH tho, citv..beautiful.  Hay and arsenic are the chief  components of ouo of the most  popular brands of smoking tobacco  manufactured by the Trust, according to an "analysis made by the  chemist of the United States pure  food bureau of the agricultural department, says a writer in tbe  Cigarmakers'Journal.  This shows one of the beneficial  effects of the new law. It is one  of the oldest brauds on the market. Many smokers when they go  iuto a tobacco store and are offered  somo other brand of tobacco will  throw it back and say, "throw that  8tuffaway,I want some real tobacco."  The neat littlo sack containing  03 per cent alfalfa, 5 per cent arsenic, 1 per cent opium, 3 per cent  of fluid, and actually 27 per cent  of tobacco, is handed out.to them.  They roll it in a paper doped with  more opium and brag on the fine  brand of tobacco thoy are receiving.  " Smoking fodder" has long been  a term of contempt applied to some  of the cheap grades of tobacco, but  now it can also be applied to some  which are supposed to be tho "real  thing." For when wo find out  that in buying a much advertised  article we are really getting 03 per  cent alfalfa, that comes pretty close  to making the article "fodder" in  tho strict sense of the word.  Tho iujiirioiiB effects of any such  doped up trash as this is easy to  understand. Tho arsenic exercises  a very depressing influence on the  system, while tho opium forms a  habit very hard to break. It is on  the formation of this habit that  tho trust depends for continued  and increasing salea. ���������   What can T do  Selling Under. Difficulties.  A writer in the Lord's Day Advocate tells as follows about some  of the desperate things that are  done in Hamilton, Ontario :    -  "Burke, the Hamilton news  vendor, who has already been fined  several times for selling papers on  Sunday, is said to have contrived  a most ingenious scheme to evade  the law. He has an-oflice in the  basement of the Spectator building.  In the door was a hole for the delivery of letters. This was enlarged so as to permit a man to  easily pass his hand through the  door. Either Burke or hisageut  would lock himself iu tbe room,  and the purchaser would approach  the door, thrust his hand containing a coin through the hole, and  when ho withdrew his hand the  coin had gone, and instead was the  coveted paper.  " The police discovered the trick  and set a watch to secure the person who was selling the papers.  They succeeded, on the 11th of  April, in buding a paper, but when  they demanded that the door be  opened, the occupant of the room  refused. Four policemen watched  the room all night, but while they  watched the door all night the occupant crept through a passage unknown to the watchers. In the  morning the officers discoved that  the occupant of the room had fled.  As they had no evidence, there  was no prosecution.  A. L. WHITE  "t$l}tCh      ���������  The Furniture Mail  Rossland  Is, the leading- hotel ..of the  city, and the home of tourists,.  mining men and commercial  travelers.  Do not miss it when visiting, the famous Golden City.  B. XoniRins, manaGer.  'PHONEi .16.  Dress Reform Needed.  Mrs. J. Gardiner Merritt, the  sculptor, is very fond of illustrating tho need of dress reform for  women by the following experience:  I heard a young man, a rather  lazy young man, tell a pretty girl  tho other day that he envied  woman her idleuess, and that ho  would like to have been born a  woman.  The girl, tossing her bead and  snorting, answered:  You'd like to be a woman ! Oh,  yes ! Just try.it for a day I Fasten a blanket and counterpane  round your legs, buckle a strap  round your waist so tight you can't  draw a full breath or eat a hearty  meal, have your hair all loose and  fluffy so that it keeps tickliug your  ears and getting into your eyes,  wear high-heeled shoes and gloves  a size too small for you, cover your  face with a veil full of spots that  make you squint, fix a huge hat on  with pins so that every time the  wind blows it pulls your hair out  by the roots, and then, without  any pockets, and with a three-inch  of lace to blow your noso with, go  for a walk aud enjoy yourself!���������  The Outlook.  Anything from the Kitchen  to the office;  Also Trunks and Traveling  -Bag's.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  MINKKAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Bounty Mi'iernl Claim, si uiili: in the Greonwood Mlninr; Division of Vnlu District.  Where located: On Walluca Mountain.  RTAKK NOTICK thdt 1, Svdnoy M. Johnson,  KrcR Minor's Cortl/icute No. B. S-fiOO, and 1'I.llip  U. lSi>������iicer Stiinhopo. Frco ....Mlncr'n Certlfi-  cute No. II. 2(113.*, intend, sixty days from  the data hereof, to npply to tlu-|Mliiin������ Jto  cordor for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant totho above  claim.  And fnrthor Tako notice that notion, tinder  section ST, must bo commencod before the issuance of such Certiflcnte of Improvements.  Dated tilts 8th day of July, A. I), 1D09. . . '  ISlemmaffket-Hotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.  British I Columbia.  HEHRY   STEGE. iPROPR.  When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postoflice. Turkish and other  baths can bo procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  T^EpOflT HPdSE  Nelson.'B.C., is nm on the  tlie American and European  - plan.   Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  tl'esafe.  MevIoi?c   &.   Trcgillus  STAHKEY: & CO.  ' -  .    ���������     NELSON, B. C.  ' wholesale  " dealers in;.    _   ".   .  Produce ,. ando- Provisions  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C,  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands .-  CORRESPONDENCE - SOLICITED.  THE GLHB  Cigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  -Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  L. L. Mathews  Pioneer  l^otel...  GFeen-cciood, B. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the eamc niiina������:emciit. Rooini*  couifortnblc, nioala equal to any iu tho  city, and tho bar spppliea only the beat.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  streots.  J. W. Helsoh  Bill Nye's Reporting.  Bill Barlow of Wyoming told of  ono of tho first humorous paragraphs of his former editorial associate. Bill Nye. Thoro had been  a railroad accident, Tho loconrio-  tivo was lost, two paBseuger trains  wore destroyed, -the express car  was smashed, but no ono was Ja-  rnni-p.l...>il-cJjpEi������-jfc������l-tr-J.to  rhe Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. 0., has a line oi nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tuin town ot the Great Went.   A  glass of aqua pura'given free with I  spirits menti.  Lakeview >'. Hotel  KELSON", B.C.      ,;  Is a homo for Miners.    Bates $1  a day.   All White Help.    .  N. Mallktte    -    -    Proprietor  A; ���������' - Regular monthly mcotlugs of  -������fY Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. P,  /V & A. M., aro held on tho flrsf  Thursday in eaeii month in Fra>  ternlty hall, Wood block, Government  stroot, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  arc cordially invited to attend.  JAS,'���������-.. ..lKNIK, Secretary,  W.F.E1  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O,  Is a comfortable homo for all  who travel to that city.  _r_**/> ITA Tr ������������������������.,.Til.' r.,/1.*- ���������*���������������������������������'-.���������,"- ���������������������*���������������������������.'������ f-vl *H������ MM _���������  Greenwood Miners'  Union, No. 22, W.  , , -^-.Mm inootf- every  Saturday ovoninff In Union Hall. Coii  por Btreot, Groenwood, at 7:80.  AIko in hall nt  Mother Lode miuo  I' ridny cveiiinp-s at 7 .SO.  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, B. C, is the leading  hotel of thc city. ; Mountain trout  nnd game dinners a apecialty,  Roouisjrescrvcd by telegraph.  m  il  'Ml  IM  1  m  -*������  *-i  U


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