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The Ledge Jun 4, 1908

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 m  ���������y. ,('���������'-  ^;.TO  ���������;i'-"i\j  -', <K  iJ. ^ it-'  Vf.\  "rr*?  fc4  V.i -  ' <:%'  / /k*4psMStSlAAJ&-*ZA-$  ��������� t^  u  Vol XIV.  GREENWOOD,' 13. C.  r-   r^r*&-t*Wffc  |'..������J   Wi"  ^  No.-'47  It  I?  P-  We have-just "received a carload of P.urity.,Flom\ for  ';'.which we are sole agents'here;  RusselKLaw-Caulfield Co., Ltd.  -,, ^Hardware, Groceries^ Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.-  *' '1   ���������" ���������:  -��������� '     ^ *  As -its ��������� name ^implies, Purity  Flour   is  absolutely  ' prue' and tho-best '-Flour on tho Market.  WEATHER  ���������.   iiU"i  : ^j  "..'wV|]  ���������K ������rm  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paidrupbapital^iP^OO.Qpo: Reserve Fund,$5;OOQ,000  HEAD OFFICE, TOPtONTO.   '     *  B. E. WALKER,  President. ���������   . ALEX. LAIJR.D, General Manager.,  Summer is just about hero with its  unbearably'hot days Ho coinfoi-tuUo  this year. . Wear lightweight elol.hns  designed for just miclrjcxtioiiio weather.  Wo have tlurclothos. '  . Campbell's Clothing  two and tlu-eu piece .stiininer suits are  .iiiikIq in I he lightest kinds of Ilnitie-  B|iiuis nnrt flannelfl.  Just to wear tlioin will kivij n man a  cool (fppoiiranco and he'll bu jtut as  ,i'ool as he looks.  Suits designed, cut and made lo your  measure.  Hunter-Kendrick  COMPANY.  lfc>  \ Branches Throughout Canada, and in the United States  ,     ,    /     ' and England..   -   t. ,  ' * '      -SAVINGS BANK. DEPARTMENT^   .   . '     -  BANKING^ BY   MAIL' ���������    ,  Business may be transacted by mail with  any -branch of the Bank,  Accounts may be opened, and deposits made or withdrawn by  .   mail.    Every attention is paid, to "out-of-town accounts.    ,--*.  -   J. T. BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.'  Assets Exceed Fifty Million, Dollars.  Your money is safer in the Bank than in  your house or kryour pocket.  It is not tied up.   You can get it out at  any time without delay.  And it keeps on growing all the time.  Interest on Savings Accounts at the  highest current rate is added every 6 month's.  $ 1.00 starts an account and secures a pass-  oook.  .  H: F. STOW, MANAGER  GREENWOOD BRANCH.:  The Phoenix  Brewery  i  Successors to the  Elkhorn Brewery  Greenwood office, Government St.  Telephone, 13S.  BOTTLED  BEER  A  SPECIALTY  . '.At the Brewery in Phoenix is the  only Ice-Making Machine in the  Boundary. .. v���������  Biner & Sons.  Commercial  Hotel Green wood  -'EoomB 25 and 50 cents a night.  MRS. M. GILLIS.  I Passing Throng;  Joe   Ptlon   is  pounding   lock al   the  Denoio.      ,(-.  C. V. Semciad will "return lo Cteen  wood in jt few days.  Toiiuiiv Russell'lcft for, Sturgeon lake  an Ontario last week.  K, H. Donivan'expects lo'close his  Feiry saloon in August. ���������  The Vicloiia hotel, with ilmpnng co.it  of paint, looks like an oasis m a dcseit.  T/iwrenoo Tioliorii of the Jewell mine  fotce, is iu the city foi'a few'peeks' rest  Thousands of fruit iiees lime been  planted this se.ison a little west of Midway.  J. P. Eloort has purchased the  |. A. Cliemer, and commenced  this morning.  Thomas McMulljn was hicaking the  0/0110 with his old college liiends in the  city this week,  Tu a few da\s a p.ttty of minin<< men  fiotu Si. Louis and New Voik will visit  Deadwood camp.  Dan Ingles came in fiout,the Noith  Foik Sauiid.iv, and will spend a few  weeks tu the ciLy.  Hi. Simmons is now thc oulv dentist  in Oieenwoort, and is lieh enough to hire  a phiinhei this week.  Twohaibeis me  now  located in Mirl-  w.iv.   When husiness gets slack  ouLand gi\e the giass a haiicul.  Tha Ficnch colony at Cauni losltwo  cows 1>v poisoning last week. It is believed they ti it-el a diet of cyanide.  Pioviucial Constable reusen of Kholt  returned Tnc.rt.iy fioin Kainloops, where  he hart taken the uiuirterer Certdio.  so(/i be encotiiiteied. Tho K P U was  woiked by a company foi some lime and  considerable high-grade oie taken out.  A fault was eneouuteied and, after some  prospecting was done without' locating  the vein, the company thiew up thc bond.  About two yea is ago a svnrtieate of locil  men was foi inert to woik the piopcily.  Experienced tmiicis 'were put to woik  and it is now believed that the E J' U  will again become ashippei ofhigh-giarte  oieiuavciy shoit time. W. L,iwsort'is  Hi charge of the woik.  'Oamp stcani'jis cany flom rromSeattle-  to China foi $i a ton.  Thete are 17,000 names ou thevoteis'  list iu Vancou er.  Elmo   is being  '���������lock of  business  The Leading: Industry.     ���������  he first furnace at the Greenwood  smelter was blotvn in ou Sunday and the  other two tmon tlio (ollowing day. Everv-  lluiig stiuterl orrwithotiL a hitch and on  Tiie'day the furnaces snielle.l. iSoo tons  ol oie. This, orajittlo more, will be the  aniouiil ol ,oic consumed daily. The  converteis comnienced inniiiiuc ou Tuos-  d iv iiml slupm.'iils nl blistei copjier will  conuneuce ne\-t week. Just now many  evli.i men nie woiking aiotind the smef-  tei getting tracks and mill in mdei, but  legulat foicc will be from 1S0 to20onieu.  About 2^0 men aie now wot king at the  Molliei I.ode and a fmee will soon be put  ou al the Kiiim.i IVimI.-iv foi mines and  smelter will be next Wednesday,  Another Resumption.  Frederic W. ^cLalnc  Mining and Keal Est- 'e Broker  Estates Managed aad Lociis Made  Local and District Land Ag^nt Canadian Pacific Kail way. Stocks and  Shares a Specialty. Green wood,B.C.  Just Received a Nice Assortment of Ladies'  Lisle, Lace and Silk Xjloves  Regular and Elbow Length in All Shades.  '  ' Call and see thera.  Dry Goods. RENDELL & CO. Hoots and Shoes  Choice   Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, ������12 and $15  Per Acre.   "  R. J. STEEL  NELSON. B. C  d       Regular monthly meetings of  ^Greenwood lodge No   28, A. ������.  ' & A. M., aie held on  the liis,t  Thiu-sday in each month in Fr.i-  ternity hall, Wood block, Govcrnuu'iit  stieet. Greenwood.   Visiting* brellnen  are coidinlly invited to attend.  ���������JAS, S. UlUNIi;, St'i-uitiiry.  Open day and night in tlio Windsor Hotel. Feeding people is-like any other business, it requires experience. We  have the experience,-you have tho money. \Vo know how  to prepare and serve meals, you have the palate to appreciate good food .wcilt cooked. Try the partnership.  It may prove beneficial to both of us.    We aim to please.  Reward Ittoore, Proprietor.    ^  oort MineiH'  . No. 22, W.  F M., meets cve.rv  Sntiu-d.'iy evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, nt 7:M.  Also iu hull at   Mother Lode mine  Tlntrndnv cveninys at 7:30.  R. A. MATHRISON, Societal v.  vSomehorty shot a eow������belonging to Joe  McDonell last Sundav. Terhaps some  tenderfoot thought she was a buffalo.  After woiking steartilv for tS months  at the Jewel,.'Jack- Robcits is eujoviug  the sunshine of Greenwood foi a biit-f  holiday.  Shorey Ilayrtcn was killed' iu thlTPat-  terson mine at Cobalt last Monday by an  explosion. lie was well known" in'this  camp. ���������  I. A. Clienier iclurnert Tuesday fiom a  fishing tiip up the West Fork, "ilesavs  Oorman West has the best garden on the  West Fork. .,  Dining 1907 copper valued ut jjS,i66,-  .S45 was produced in B.C. The aveiage  assay for the vear of Boundary ores \vas  1.34 per cent in copper.  -Geneial Swajne, governor of British  Honduras, owns-n���������ranch lienr VerllpiC  Captain Swayne, formeilv of N������w Brunswick; owns a piece'of the' earth liere in  Greenwood.  P. Dickson lias lately purchased the  Bow ranch of t.qoo acres, at the north  arm of the Okanagan lake, fiom the  Wood's estate of Greenwood.���������Vernon  Okanagnn.  J G. Whileacre was in the city last  Saturday. He reports business better in  the piano line than he has ever seen it  since he took to the road. Mr. While-  acre has two homes���������one in Vancouver  aud the other at Long Beach, California,  H. Bnt/eus returned Tuesday from the  West Fork where he has been doing assessment work on the Wabash, one of the  Wallace mountain high-grade properties.  Work has been resumed on the Bounty  Fraction by Tom Henderson and partner.  Tom Peck,the well-known and humoi ous  conductor, lias gone to Montreal to attend  a meeting of trainmen. Before returning  he will visit New York and feed some  peanuts to the elephant. During his absence Ed Stirling will carry Tom's puuch  on the Bulldog express.  Richard Armstrong of the Greenwoort-  Fhoeiux tunnel Co. will return to the city  from Spokane in a few days and remain  here for some lime. When the city completes arrangements for giautinga sum  of money to the enterprise it will not be  long befoie the tunnel is under way.  The Nelson Iron Works in Anaconda  has a force of four men busily engaged  getting out work for tho .Greenwood  siueltei. This foundry looks forwurd to  a steadily increasing business now that  activity is again becoming epidemic amid  the mines and smelters of thc  Boundary.  The smcltei 'of the Dominion Copper  company at Bnund'u v Falls, thice miles  from Gieeiuvood, will resume opetations  a week from next Monday. Official woirt  to that efi't ct anived in Greenwood ftom  New Yoi k last week. It is stated thai  the coinp,iii\ has become financially  stiong enough lo Cfliiv out nil Us phus,  they ������o I At the siueltei theie is sufficient oie and  coke lo 11111 a week 01 moie. Some officials of the company are expected to  1 each heie nevt Tlnusday. The company will cmplo_\ between 300 and 400  men at siueltei a'ud mines", which will be  quite an addition to the rpa\ roll in the  Boundary,- and it will also lake the wolf  away fiom the door of thai little town.  Boundary Falls.  At   Rossland the St.  woikert bv leases.  Theie will be sonic big coppei camps  on ihe Queen Chailotte islands provided  the ore is found at depth.  A coru'spoiident in the Prince Rupert  Empire says that npen gambling is being  cainetl 011 in the hotelsofPorlEssinglon.  Princeton coal is being used in Giatnlc  creek. "    ,  ^ i     ���������  Chailey JieBarro has sold his hotel at  Guuiile creek"' lo Gillan & Marcoll for  $3,000. DcBauo in the old days look  about ������30,000 out of the Granite Creek  diggings.  In the north on MoComicll cieek 6S  claims have been taken up and about  foily men aie placeung  '.- ������ I"  eeing the West  \i. P.  Gow of Rossland  brick vairt tu Princeton.  is opening a  . ,   Walking to New York.   '  Haiold Willacy Robeits came to B. C.  from New Brightou, England, a yeai ago.  In companj with his biotheis he bought  a ten-actc fiuil ranch, unadorned, ������at  Fruitvale and then struck out to get work  as a '���������tenographcr. He walked fiom-Nelson lo Greenwood, but not finding anv  work here, he left last Saturday with the  intention of walking to New York, paitlv  because he likes walking and partly to  make a name for himself. He is a bright  young man anrt intends to suppott himself on his long tramp by doing odd  l'obs of work along the route. May tlie  Lord and the people of the United States  be good to him.  Western Float  C. S. BAKER  Provincial Awiyornml Ore  .Shippers' Agent. Corrrs-  pondonce solicited. Samples  recofve. prompt iittentir.n.  i'. <>. iiox 12:1.' nitKRNwooiJ. it. <:.  GREENWOOD  <#  Dealer in  Contractor for Ties, Polos and Fence Posts.  0eavy Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  31 IN Kit AT. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NorrcK  0 It and Ivnnlioo Mliiornl (Jlntms.sltiiato in the  CfroeiiH'ood Mining Division of Yulu DU-  trlnt. Where located 1 On the North Fork  of Canyon erook. Slinlllcnmuon Division of  Yiilo rjlstrlot.  TAKff NOTIOK that Kalmiol T.ll.qrxoii, Freo  Miner's CcuMflcitto Ho. II rani, and Ifnri'v II.  Tlioen, Kroo Miner's Certificate No, It Mil);,Intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply to tlio  Mlnliiir IJocordcr for a Ccrtlllcatu of Improvements, for the inirnoflo of 'obtaining a Crown  Grant of tlio above claim.   . .'.'������������������  And further take notice that action, under  aoeton 87. must, bo commenced before the  insiiani'0 of such Cortilleatoof Improvements  Dated this nth day of Jiuiuary, A. I). 1008.  "Unequalled for Domestic .Use.  -BtlNEKAI. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NorrcE  Hi)liinnrnii(f, Ilalzao, Oliuiiuiono, iconoclast and  Tuck Mineral CIulttm.Hitiiati! In theT.rcuii-  wood' MintiiK DIvIhIoii  of  Yulu Dlsti'liiC.  Wboru located 1 In Boomerang Oiimii, WohI  Fork of Kottlo River,  TAKK NOTICK Unit flonWi If. Tnkuler, Free  AliiiurHOurilllaiiUNii. H 1U>:n)t TliOimirt llmui-  llfll, Free MIiiiu-'h IJurtlllculo No. 1} IMSS.nwl  Henry J. .lolly. Free Mliinr.'n Cei-tlllcato N������ II  ������7fl7, tnteiiil, Hlxf,v days from the date hereof to  apply to Miu Mmliitf Kcaorder for 11 Certllle ito  Jas. Moran, the cattle king, who has  extensive langes along Catharine creek  in the State of Washington, was in the  city this week making arrangements for  the disposal of his three-year olds to V.  Hums & Co. Ho expects to run a baud  of 50 head over the line in a couple of  weeks.  Hob Perry returned Tuesday fiom the  N01 tliwcst, where lie had been sizing up  the prospect* along the line ol the Grand  Trunk l'acific. Me has rticidedthat Wallace mountain ou the West I'oikofthc  Kettle oilers moie substanti il inducements to the pooi man than the whole of  the Noithttest.  G.H. Taylor and W. Ivlson leave Saturday for New Westminster' to attend  the ''Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, as  representatives from Boundary Valley  lodge No. 38. IWrs. F. I'M ward'Brown  also goes to Westminster as representative of the local Rebeckahs to the grand  lodge of that order.  Thursday last A. S. Uinbree and Miss  Lucy I.adrt McKenzie, and William B.  EmGree and Mijw Marion Eugenia Mc-  Baiii were married by the Rev. M. U.  McKcc, Presbyterian minister. A. S.  limbree and bride left the same day for  Nome, Alaska, where he will manage a  paper for the Western Federation of  Miners,  At the ."meeting, of Greenwood lodge  No. 29, Knights of Pythias, held last  evening, the following ollicers were  elected": A. Und, C. C; IX O. McKay,  V. C; W. B. Kmbree, P.; Win. Lawson,  M.of W.; A. U. 1 fnlletl,- K. of R. and S.;  A.J. Logan, M. of F.; Chas. Hiercc, M.of E.i J. A. Otto, M. at A.; W T.  Thompson, I. G ; Chas. Daiguiaii, 0. G.  Two shifts are being put to work at the  Blue Bell mine ou Kootenay lake.  A new wagon road is being built from  Laggan to Rogers' Pass.  At Vaucoiner last week 120 Chinamen  landed, who paid ?6o,ooo head tax. This  country must be a paradise to the vellow  race.  Placer mining in thc Big Bend above  Revelstoke is getting actue.  Frank Wood, foimcrly of Sandon, is  running for a senator in Florida.  Jack Mooie is building a trail up Hall  creek in the Duncan river countrj.  Captain Campbell will move from  Kaslo to the coast. He has sold his tug  Hercules to the Yale-Columbia Lumber  company.  At the Clinton assizes last week Frank  Trumper   was  acquitted    upon ,the  charge of killing a man named Coleman.  At Field 600 men are woiking on the  bigC. P. R tunnel. It will be a \car  before the tunnel is completed.  Mai tin Foley, who made a stake in  Moyie. died in Portland a few days ago.  The St. Eugene at Movie has put in a  lot of Peerless di ills.  The mayor of Grand Forks is to get  ������250 a j ear salary, and the aldermen  iiothiiitr.  The gold diedge now woiking on  Gi.iiiile creek will no doubt laise some  platinum,  which   is woi th ������33 an ounce.  L W. Shalfoid, M, P P., is strong on  churches. lie ga-.e $25 to a chinch al  Keieiueos the other day and now does  the same thing aL Princeton. All the  parsons iu the country, will soon be praying for him.  In Rossland last week the late Maui ice  Powets- was given the largest funeral  e\ei held 111 that cityT  In (iianrt Forks 45 certificates of woik  weie ipgisteiert in the mining recorder's  office in one week.  Ala cost of Ss.ooo it is pioposert to  build a wagon toad between Trail and  Rossland. .The government will probably contiibute ������3,000. '  ' The B C. government is establishing  in East Kootenay a piovinci.il' game le-  seivethat will have an area of scveial  huiidied scpiaie miles, II will probably  be between the Elk and Bull rhers.  In Ross'.andse\eral milkmen have been  fined S20 and costs for allowing their  cows lo tun at laige within the city  limits.  A, Erskiue Smith of Grand Forks has  opened a real estate office 111 Prince  Rupert.  W. II. Fisher has sold his property in  Giand I'orks and movd to Vancouver.  At Penticton Geo. McNeill got six  months for selling bopzerine to red men,  In Vernon there is some of the best  dramatic talent in B.C. "The Country  Girl," lecently played there made a gieat  mash on the public.  A company is being capitalized to work  the Woodburn claims in Wellington  camp.    _  This summer only half of the sawmills  in the interior are^ruuiung. -    .-,  The Republicans in Spokane seem to  be daft ou Taft.  Eber C. Smith died recently in Manilla of smallpox. He mixed in the  early life of Rossland and Spokane. He  was a man of wonderful gall and once  tried to run a daily paper on it in Ross-  laud.  Toe Saulter, who lecently sold a gioup  of mining claims near Noith Vancouver,  has just disposed of two other copper  propettics on Bow en audCianibier islands.  Di. Jot dan of Vaucouvei must be a  ciack shot. Neai Jedway he lecently  killed a bear with a 32 revolver.  People are going north from Ashcroft  with all kinds of outfits. A lady was seen  afoot the othet 'day on the Cariboo road  pushing a baby cani.ige,  Theie are about S.ooo heart of cattle in  the Caiiboo anrt Chilcotin disttiots.  *  A Consei valise association was formed  111 Piiucc Rtipeit last week.  (Jeoige McKenzie is miming a weekly  stage between Hazelton anil   Alileimere.  Jack Kirkpatriek has opened a grocery  and clothing store iu Prince Rupert.  Jim McNeill and Loeky .McDonald are  in Prince Rupert.  A. C. Garde has gone to the northern  mining camps.  Doc. Quinlan has opened a dental  office in Prince. Rupert.  Mike Hatiey is paying graders 30 cents  an hour on a railway he is building in  Alaska.       :  Henry. White, who discovered the  Granby mines, is prospecting along the  line of the Grand Trunk Pacific.  The Assizes.  In the case of Portmauu Bros. vs. the  City of Greenwood, involving water rights  on Providence cieek, his "lordship reserved decision. W. A. Macdonald. K.  C , and J. D. Spence for Tortiiiaim Bros ,  J. A. Macdonald, K. C , and J. P. Mc-  Leod for city  Shaw vs. Voight���������An action to recover  in the neighborhood of two thousand  dollars for services as surveyor Judgment for plaintiff in >r,954.50, J. D.  Spence for plaintiff, D. Whiteside for defendant.  City of Grand Forks vs Yale-Columbia fe  Lumber Co.���������An action for damage to  bridge b\ defendants while running logs  m Kettle liver. It was brought out in  evidence that the city did not own the  bridge, that it was not'wholly within the  the corporate limits, that the portion  damaged was not within the city, and  that the city dirt not take the same pie-  cautions to protect the structure that iL  dirt in icgard to bridges within thecoi-  poiate limits. Action dismissed A. C.  Sutton for plaiiiliflt., J. A. Macdonald, K.  C. and D. Whiteside for defendants.  ���������21  17.7.-)  St..72  days from the date hereof  apply to Miu Minliitf Kcaorder for 11 Certllle   oflmi-rovoiiicntH, fur the pnrnone of obtainliur  Crown llruntH of the nbovu elalms.  And further take notice that action, under  fli'iitlon .17, must be commenced before IhuHii.  once of HiichCertlllcntu of Improvements.  Dated tbla 30th day of Maich, A. U, 1MB.  Greenwood is crowded with men looking for work, the news of the resumption  of w-ork causing the unemployed to flock  iu'from all directions even us far soutli  as California, Many of these men are  broke and more or less of a his upon the  kind hotel men unit others who have  food to give away. There is plenty of  labor ami to spare for all tbe jobs that  are available in und around the camp.  There are two shifts working at the E  I' U. The tunnel is in about nine hundred feci, and thc indications are that thc  rich vein, showing on the surface wilt  Seattle is a hold-up city. Some of the  second-class hotels charged jsto for u���������bcd.  during the review of battleships at*the  city of greed.    <  Fertile has closed out the gambling  joints and Steve Wallace has tears in his  eyes.  About thirty people a day leave Ashcroft for the north.  There are 716-men working for the  corporation in Vancouver. .  In Vancouver there are fifty Chinese  gambling joints and the white people of  that city contribute $5,000 a day to them.  The police seem to be powerless to stop  the evil.  Premier Mcllride will'stump the east  in the interest of the Conservative party  during the approaching campaign.  The fire demon seems to pursue N. E.  Stiddaby iu Fernie. lie has had two attacks this spiiug.  A few hoi days will give Kootenay a  high water record.  School Report for Way.  DIVISION-  I���������|.  h.  WATSON".  Pupils nctuallr attending   Average'daily attendance   IVrcontatre ot regularity   Pupils attending eveiy session : Fred  .Taynes, Marjonc McAithur, Gertie Mc  Infyre, fleoige Redpath. G01 don Smith,  Arthur IVtcison.  division' n���������- .j jr. MvcKiiN/n:.  Pupils actually attending 'M  Avei.-igert.nl.N   attendance     IW.I')  IVicentageof rogtilauty IH..)"p  Pupils attending eiery spssio'i:  Krncst Anderson, Henry Anderson,  Tlieliiu Chambers, M.iudie Files, Geo.  Fale.s, Mildred Ilaiuock, ll.-unld Hunter, Esther Lawaon, Hazed' Redpath,  Donald Smith, Sutherland .Smith.  DIVISION  III���������C.  St.  MAKTIN".  Pupils actually attending.' ,, R5  Average daily attendnneo....... .IU SO  Percentage of regularity...... ...OO.Sti  Pupils attending every session : Leo  Harnett, Arthur .Biles, Josephine Mc  Kee, John MeAVthur, Colin. Mcintosh,  Fred McDonald, Grace  Redpath, Jack  Wilson,Margie Williams  V., V. & E. Prosress.  ��������� On Monday morning a gang ol Italians  started in on the west end of the smeller  flat. Their camp is down in the creek  bottom on the e:,f side of Twenty-mile.  The grade ut the top of the bank gives a.  cut a little over 8 feet deep, and the  depth gels less 011 going further east.  The cut on F. P. Howard's job which  he abandoned a couple of weeks ago, is  being completed by another gang of men  who started in there a lew days ago.  They require to take about three feet  off the sides all the way along the portion taken out by Howard. A great  amount of, dirt is* required for the fill  over to the rock work.  The work on ihe rock Muff is getting  along ptclly well. The portion remaining to be taken out is getting .small.  The steam showl is moving dirt quite  rapidly down below Hrushby lloltoiu, tinrt  a few'days more will enable thciil to  finish up "then: and take a move lo the  north end of Hrushby Bottom.  ���������' There will be no trouble to have everything out of the way of the ttucklayers,  who are expected to start in about the  middle of June.���������Hedley Gazette.  (Continued fiom our last issue.) ���������/  Leaving such a pretty place as' Vernon  is rathci difficult, for those who delight  in a peaceful camp   that runs   without,  smelter smoke and  has 110 riots, except  when  the  farmers play the three-shell'  game aud catch the Jthimble-cigger with  the pea up his "sleeve.   The train  upon  which I  went south fiom Veinon  w.is  laden with  Tory delegates reluming to  then homes    As the liam moved out the  multitude'with tears in their  eyes   vi-  biitted the o/one with cheers.  They were  soiry to sec such a latge, lespectable and  intelligent number of people leave their  city.   J l is a pleasant nde on the steamer  Okanagan   fiom  Okanagan  Landing to '  Penticton.   The steamer is commanded  by Captain  Estabrooks,  who ye.us ago  guided the   fastest   stcaiuci   then  afloat  upon Slocan lake.   Ife still has the wink  thai he had then, but it  tueaus nothing,  not   even   at   Suiuuietlaud.     Sailing a  '  steamship as he does the captain   never  gets tinee sheets m the wind, unless, pei-  haps, when he hangs out the washing on  the line at home,    Upon  the trip south I  did not get off the boat al any of the  Like towns.    Al Kelowna, while looking  through the  captain's sea  glasses, 1 saw  Jim Bowes silting behind  the safe in his  hotel tying up large packages of banknotes  with cotton  suing.    Kelowna   is  also the home of Robert Bird Keir, the  celebiated wtitei upon free love anrt other "*���������  subjects.   No liquor is sold at Slimmer-'  laud and the town has a dry appeaiancc.  It is not sale lo wanrtei mound that town  with a'bottle of boo/e in youi pocket if  it is known to anyone in the settlement.  The people aie too polite aud religious t<>-~  knock you down with a peach tice and  take it away fiom jou, but they will fall  sick and claim that whiskey taken in  small gulps is the only medicine that will  save their lives, and most any tenderfoot  with  a bottle will hand it out to save  human life.   I suppose a chap with a  gallon or two of free whiskey could save  over a hundred. li\es almost any day iu  the week.   Of course most of the   inhabitants respect Sunday  too much to  drink upon  that' day.   If I were a booie  artist and traveling armed, I would not  dare, bold as I am, to flash a flask anywheres   within sight   of  Peachland  or  Siunmerland.   The people   are   not all  hypocrites 111 regard  to the drink question and some of them would not lake a v  drink of red-eje, e\en at the point of a  bayonet or hypo gun,   This class also  object to others taking a druik, for one of  them reported to the C.  P. R. authorities that he had seen one of the officers of  dunking out of a  bottle.--While, it may -  be  slightly infra dig  for   a  steamboat -'  officer, to'be caught drinking "out "of a   .  botUe it does not sweeten, the leaven of.   ���������  human kindness to spread tlie news of  the indiscretion abroad in  the "laud.   I  learned   also   while   in  the peach   belt  that the lack of cent coins is sorely felt  by many of the recent settlers    Their  ideas upon the harmony of finance are  rudely  shattered   if   someone   charges  them a dollar when the actual amount  involved is only 99 cents    I will say this  much, how ever, 111 their favor: They do  not rend the atmosphere with wild yells  of distress when the amon-it involved is  97 cent and the other chap calls itsquare  for 95.   If I had any use li_i   a fortune I  would start a drugstore in Sumuierland  and stand iu as ith the doctors.  Penticton is noted fo4 eaily rising anrt  even the'learting hotel starts breakfast at  5 a. in. As I was only a few hours 111  Penticton I did nat have time to call  upon the preachers, but I had achat with  Ertitoi Clement of the Press, who introduced me to the leading policeman of the  I city. Although a school teacher by pro-  "lasiou, Mr. Clement prints a paper that  can be read without a dictionary, and is a  lespeclable citizen. Pie has never taken  a rtrinkof boo/erine in his life anrt this  alone makes him a notable man 111 the  west. Penticton has a future, as two  railroads will tap it before many moons.  I left this town on the morning stage.  Although the Indians are peaceable in  these paits we had a mihtaiy ebcort.  Majoi McGraw sat 111 the ne-\t .seat and  was perfectly sober. He ertits the leading paper ol Hedley and is not afraid to  wiile whalhe thinks. Halfway to Kere-  meos we stopped at a farmhouse to water  thehoises. The lad} of the house was  desitousof knowing the news. We told  het that Burreil hail been nominated and  would win 111 a walk. "Don't he too  sine of that, a black hois,e may turn up,"  she replied.  Ivcretueos looks to me  like a spot in  Mexico.   The   cactus1  grows  in   abundance, and suow seldom falls.    It does not       .  i.iin sometimes, for si<c months and should '' K  eventually be a paradise for Vaucouvei  people.   In time it will  be one of the  greatest fitiit-growing sections m  B.C.     '   ���������  Flank   Richter, who  resembles an  Aus-  tiiiuaimvgeuei.il upon  full  pav, is the  oldest  seitler in  this section,    hi   1S64,  when mining on the  Columbia nvtr, a  Hudson's Bay man  told   him  about tne  Similk.iiiieon.    He biought in stock and  has been here ever since,  anrt was the  first uian to drive cattle over the  Hope  mountains to the coast.   There is a hitler  war here  between  the  rival   t musiUs.  The one at the-statiou is growing rapidlv,  but   the  one   around -Rider's" is moie  idealistic  as  a .mountain   town,    Keie-  meos has a newspaper largely supported  by .the townsite company,    it is edited  by Mr. Brown  and, although  printed on    '  a nut-cracker press.it is one ot the most  creditable publications- in the mountains.  Mr. Brown is also lucky -in; having such  men ns George Kirbyiuthe town. Geoige  runs an hotel anrt pays 525 a: mouth  for  his ad in the local paper,  thereby making him a notable 'man add big enough to  run an hotel in New York or Nelson.  Before leaving Keremeos' I was warned how-  to escape the bedbugs in Oroville,  It is a short run ou the train tioiu Keremeos to Oroville, where caste 111 passengers have to remain over night. Oroville looks like a vast -pancake dotted  with cut-rants. It has one hotel and 14  saloons so that travelers do not lnw to  catry excess baggage. Ed. O' Hi ion is  here running a saloon with a Noivugi.ut  natue, and thinks that an Iiishiuaii  should be prosecuted for such a Hum;.  I dill not see a bedbug m the town, although r had been told that they would  meet uie at the depot and assist uie with  my baggage.; I met a polite Indian. He  was drunk aiid apologized to me for being in tliat condition. After a peiiielul  night in Oroville, 1 caught Hie tipokune  liyer and in a few hours vai again  amongst the sniokc-loitchert hills thru on*  circle the coming second Uutte.  '/J'.Vrtl  - th?/' I  ~', ^"ifI  i, / Ay  .1 "V I  if* I  ��������� 1*1  *"  -v  \K  A' ~:J  m ti  -f*.T+"9'l  Peck MacSwain has got as far cast ib  Calgary. 1  i  mmmmmmm  ���������mMmttMMMtiiinit  Mm-^ifc  fcn.llWM.fel.   4M M ..<������,.(,  ���������Ml ��������� --'���������.vV-; ������'"*\>������  ���������"        r������"\  < '  "s^y.  *'-> ^     ������������������"&       *\  <', >���������>  THE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  iwmtf^^^w<fatfix^83fc  BY GUY BOOTHBY.  Author  of   "A   Beautiful   White 5;  Devil," "A Bid for Fortune,"    &  "Dr.  Nikola,"  Etc. 'S  (Continued)  m iasc we wore so closo that I could  see tho sandy bottom 'quite distinctly  only a fathom or so below us. A better  landing-place'no man could have wished for. When wc were near enough  to make It safe 1 slid off tho boat into  tho water, which was just up to my  hips, and began to push her in before  inc. Having grounded her I took Miss  Maybounio in my anus and carried  her out of the water up on to the beach  and then went back foi; tho-chilil. My  heart was so full of gratitude at being  on' dry land again and having saved  tho two lives en: rusted to my caro  that I could have bmst into tears on  tho least encouragement.  Having got my charges safely ashore, I waded into the water again  to have a look at tho boat and, if possible, to discover what had made her  capsize. She was so precious to us  that I dared not leave her for an Instant. To my delight she looked as  sound as the day she had been turned  out of the shipwright's yard, and I  felt If once I could turn her over she  would carry us as well as any boat  ever built. But how to do that, full of  water as she was, was a problem I  could not for the life of mo solve.  Miss Mnybourne's wits, however, were  sharper than mine and helped mo out  of the difficulty.  "There is a rope In her bows, Mr.  ���������Wrexford," she cried; "why not drive  the oar into thc sand and fasten her  to that? then when tho tide goes out  ���������you soo it is nearly full now���������she  will bo left high and dry, thc water  will have run out of her, and then you  ��������� will be able to do whatever you please  to hot-."  "You've solved the difficulty for me  In a \cvy simple fashion," I answered.  "What a clutter I was not to have  thought of that."  "Tho mouse can help the lion sometimes, you see," she replied, with a  wan little smile that went to my heart.  Having got my party safely ashore,  and made my boat fast to the oar, as  proposed by Miss Maybourne, the next  thing to be done was to discover a  suitable spot where we might fix our  camp, and then to endeavor to find  some sort of food upon which we  might sustain our lives until we should  be rescued. I explained my Intentions  to my elder companion, and then, leaving them on the beach together,  climbed thc hill-side to explore. On  the other sides of the island the peak  rose almost precipitously from the  beach, and upon the side on which we  stood it was, in many places, pretty  stiff climbing. At last, however, to my  great delight, on a small plateau some  thirty yards long by twenty deep, I  discovered a cave that looked as if  it would suit my purpose to perfection.  It was not a large affair, but.quite big  j iodic rrom my witisxcoat pocket a  little Japanese match-box, tho lid ot  which closed with a strong spiing, and  opened It In some trepidation So  much depended on the discovery I was  about to make. With a tiembling hand  I pressed back the lid, and tipped the  contents Into my palm. Fortunately,  the strength of the spring and the tight  fit of the cover rendered the box" almost water-tight, and for this reason  the dozen or so matches it contained  were only a little damp. In their present state, however, they were quite  useless.  "I think," I said, turning them over  and examining them closely, "that if  I place them in a dry spot they will  soon bo fit for use."  Let mc do it for you," she said, holding out her hand. "You have done  everything so far. Why should I not  bo allowed to help you?"   '  "I shall bo only too glad to let you,"  I answered. "I want to cut the fish out  of their shells and prepare them for  tho fire."  So saying, I handed over the precious matches to her care; and then,  taking my clasp knife from my pocket  set about my work. "When it was  finished, and I had prepared an ample  meal for three people, I placed it In  a safe place in the cave, and then set  about collecting a supply of fuel for  the fire.  When this work was done I determined to climb to a point of vantage  and search the offing for a sail. Just as  I- was starting, however, Miss 'May-  bourne called to mo to know where  I was going. I informed her of my errand, and she immediately asked permission to accompany me. I told her  that I should be very glad of her company, and when she had looked into  the cave at the little child, who was  still fast asleep, we set off together.  From tho encampment we climbed  the hill-side for a hundred feet or so,  and then, reaching another small plateau turned our attention to the sea.  Side by side we looked across tho expanse of blue water for tho sail that  was to bring deliverance to us. But  no sign of any vessel could be scon���������  only a flock of seagulls screechln-g  round the rocks below us, and another  wheeling roundabout in the blue sky  above our heads.  "Nothing there," I said bitterly.  "Not a s:*igle sail of any kind."  A fit of anger, as sudden as the  squall that ruffles the surface of a  mountain lake, rose in my breast  against Fate. I shook my fist fiercely  at the plane of water softly heaving  in the sunlight, and but for my companion's presence could have cursed  our fate aloud. I suppose Miss May-  bourne must have understood, for she  came a little closer to me and laid her  Then looking round Uie cave "as irTn  search of someone, she said, "Miss  Maybourne, wheie is mother?"  At this point mv pluck forsook me  altogether, and seizins; the fish for  which I had come I dashed from the  cave without waiting to hear what answer tho brave girl would give her.  When she joined me, ten minutes later,  large tears were running down her  cheeks. Sne made no attempt to hide  them from me, but came across to  where I knelt by the fire, and said, in  a choking voice:  "I have been preparing that poor  child for the sad news she must soon  hear, and I cannot toll you how miserable it has made me. Do you really  think In your own heart that we are  the only people who escaped from that  Ill-fated vessel? Isn't it just possible  that some other boat- may have been  lowered, and that the child's mother  may bo among those who. got away in  her? Tell mc exactly what you think,  without hiding anything from me, I  implore you."  "Of course It may bo just possible,  as you say, that a boat did get away;  but I must confess that I think it is  most unlikely. Had such a thing occurred, we should have been almost  certain to have seen her, and in that  case we should have been able to attract her attention, and she would  have picked us up. No, Miss May.  bourne, I wish I could comfort you with  such an assurance; hut I'fear it'would  bo cruel to buoy you up with any false  hopes, only to have them more cruelly  shai tered later on. I'm afraid wo must  accustom ourselves to the awful  thought that the Fiji Princess and all  her company, with the exception of  ourselves, have met a watery grave.  Why I should have been saved when  so many worthier people perished I  cannot imagine."  "To save us, Mr. Wroxford," she answered. "Think what you are saying,  and remember that but for you we  should not bo here now."  ARMY CRISIS IN BRITAIN.  enough to hold tho woman and tho  child even when lying at full leii'gth.  To add to my satisfaction, the little  strip of land outside was covered with  a coarse grass, a quantity of which I  gathered and spread about in the cave  to serve as a bed. This, with a few  arnifuls of drv seaweed, which I knew  I should be able to obtain on the  foeach, made an excellent couch.  What, however, troubled me more  than anything else, was the fear that  the island might contain no fresh water. But my doubts on that head were  soon set at rest, for on the hillside, a  little below the plateau on which I had  discovered tho cave, was a fair-sized  pool, formed by a hollow in a rock,  which, when I tasted it, I found to contain water, a little brackish it is true,  but still quite drinkable. There was an  abundance of fuel everywhere, and if  only I could manage to find some shell  fish on the rocks, or hit upon some  way of catching the tish swimming in  the bay, I thought we might manage  to keep ourselves alive until we were  picked up by some passing boat.  Descending to the beach again, I  told Miss Maybourne of my discoveries, and then taking poor little Esther  in my arms we set off up the hill towards the cave. On reaching it I made  them as comfortable as I could and  then descended to the shore again in  search of food.  Leaving the little sandy bay where  we had landed/1 tramped along as  far as some largo rocks I could see a  couple of hundred yards or so to my  left hand. As I went I thought of the  strangeness of my position. How inscrutable are the ways of Providence!  However much I might have hated  Bartrand, had I not met Nikola I  should in all probability never have attempted to revenge myself on him. In  that case I should not have been compelled to fly from England at a mo-  . ment's notice, and should certainly  ' not have sailed aboard the Fiji Princess. Presuming, therefore, that all  woud have gone on without me as it  had clone with me, Miss Maybourne  woud have been drowned off the coast  of Spain, and tbe Fiji Princess would  have gone to the bottom and nobody  have been left to tell the talc. It was  a curious thought, and one that sent  a strange thrill through me to think  what good had indirectly resulted  from my misfortune.  Reaching the rocks mentioned above  I clambered on to them and began my  search for limpets. Once more Fate  was kind to me. The stones abounded  with the molluscs, tho majority of  which wore of larger sizes than I had  met with In my life before. In considerably less than five minutes I had  detached a larger supply than our little  party would be able to consume all  day.  My harvest gathered, I filled my  handkerchief and sot off for tho plateau again. About half-way I looked  up, to find Miss Maybourne standing  at the cave mouth watching me.  Directly she saw me approaching, she  waved her hand to encourage me, and  that llttlo gesture set my heart beating like a wheat-flail. It was tho first  dawning of a knowledge that was soon  to give me the greatest pain I bad  ever yet known In my life.  On reaching the plateau, I hastened towards her and placed my spoils  at her feet.  "fortune.Is Indeed kind to us," I  said. "See what splendid Hmpe:s I  have obtained from the rocks down  .yondor. I was beginning to be ufrald  lest there should be nothing edible on  the island."  "But how are we to cook them?" she  answered, with a little shudder, for I  must confess the things did not look  appetizing. "I could not eat thorn raw."  "I havo no intention that you shall,"  T cried, reassuringly. "I am going to  light a fire and cook them for you."  "But how can you light a fire? Have  yqu aay matches dry enough?"   -  hand soothingly upon my arm.  "Mr. Wrexford," she said, "surely  you who have hitherro been so brave  are not going to give way now, just  because we cannot see a ship the first  time we look for one. No! No! I know  you too well, and I cannot believe  that."  "You shame-me, Miss Maybourne,"  I replied, recovering myself directly.  "Upon my word, you do. I don't know  what made me give way like that. I  am worse than a baby."  "I won't have you call yourself  names either. It was because you are  tired and iittle run down," she answered. "You have done too much. Oh,  Mr. Wrexford, I want you to grant me  a favor. I want you to kneel with me  wmie"rthank"Gocrror"His"grearrneroy  in sparing our lives. Wo owe everything to Him. Without His help where  should we be now?"  "I will kneel with you with pleasure," I said, "if you wish it, but I am  not worthy. I have been too great a  sinner for God to listen to me."  "Hush! I cannot let you say that,"  she went on. "Whatever your past may  ���������have been, God will near you and forgive you if you pray aright. Remember,  too, that in my eyes you have atoned  for all your past by your care of us  last night. Come, lot us kneel down  here."  So saying, she dropped on to her  knees on that little plateau, and without a second's hesitation I followed  her example. It must havo - been a  strange sight for the gulls, that lovely  girl and myself kneeling, side by side,  on that windy hillside. Overhead rose  the rugged peak of the mountain, below us was the surf-bound beach, and  on all sides the treacherous sea from  which we had so lately been delivered.  What were the exact words of the  prayer Miss Maybourne sent up to the  Throne of Grace I cannot now remember; I only know it seemed to me the  most beautiful expression of thankfulness for the past, and supplication for  guidance and help In the future that  it would be possible for a human being  to give utterance to. When she had  finished we rose, and having given a  final glance round, went down the  hill again. .On reaching our camping-  place she went to the cave to ascertain bow little Esther was, while I  sought the spot where she had set the  matches to dry. To my delight they  were now ready for use. So placing  them back in my box as if they were  the greatest treasures I possessed on  earth���������as they really were just then���������  I went across to the fire I had built  up. Then striking one of the matches  upon a stone I lit the grass beneath  the sticks, and in less time than it  takes to tell had the satisfaction of  seeing a fine bonfire blazing before me.  This done, I crossed to the cave to obtain the fish I had placed there.  On entering, I discovered Miss Maybourne kneeling beside the child.  "How is she now?" I enquired, surprised at discovering the poor little  mite still asleep upon the bed of grass.  "She Is unconscious again," answered Miss Maybourne, large tears  standing In her beautiful eyes as sho  spoke. "Oh, Mr. Wrexford, what can  we do to save her life?"  "Alas! I cannot tell," I replied.  "Shall we give her some more brandy I have s:ill a little left In the flask."  "We might try it," sho said. "But I  fear It will not be much use. What the  poor little-thing needs most is a doctor's science and proper nursing. Oh!  if I only knew what is really the matter, I might be able to do something  for her. But, as It is, I feel powerless  to help her at all."  "At any rate, let us try the effect of  a few sips of this," I said, as I took  the flask from my pocket. "Even If it  does no good, it cannot possibly do  any harm."  I knelt beside her, and having opened tho little child's mouth, poured into It a few drops of tho precious spirit.  We then set to work and chafed her  hands as briskly as possible, and in a  few minutes were rewarded by seeing  the mite open her eyes and look about  her.  "Thank God," said Miss Maybourne,  devoutly. "Oh, Esther darling, do you  know me? Do you remember Aggie?"  To show that sho understood what  was said to her, the little one extended her hand and placed It in that of  her friend. The action was so full of  trust and confidence that it brought  the tears to my eyes.  "How do you feel now,   darling?"  "I thank God, then, for the opportunity He gave mo," I answered; and  what I said 1 meant from the very bottom of my heart.  Whatever she may have thought of  my speech, she vouchsafed no reply  to it; but on looking up a moment  later, J discovered that her face was  suffused with a beautiful blush that  was more eloquent than any words.  After that I turned my attention to the  meal which 1 was preparing, and gave  her time to recover herself a little.  Having no pot In which to cook the  fish, I had to use the largest of the  shells I had discovered. These did not  prove altogether a good substitute,  but as they were all 1 had got, I had  to make the best of them or go without.  When the mussels were sufficiently  done, I lifted them off the fire and  invited my companion to taste the  dish. She did so, and the grimace  which followed told me that she was  not overpleased at the result. I followed her example, and felt obliged to  confess that they made but poor fare  to support life upon.  "If we cannot get something better,  I don't know what we shall do," she  cried. "These things are too horrible."  "Ferhaps I may be able to hit upon  a way of catching sor"1 I'-h," I said;  "or it is just possible I may be able  to get a trap and catch some birds.  There is no knowing what I may not  be able to do with a little practice. In  lhe-mcaiitimw,"~;r������u -innot - cmlcn.-r<rr��������� to-  swallow as much of this mess as possible, and try to get the little one in  the cave there to do the same."  Putting some of the fish into another  shell, I gave it to her, and she carried  it off to her sick friend. After I had  scraped and washed it carefully, I  filled a larger shell with pure water  from the pool and gave it to them to  drink. When they had finished their  meal���������and it was not much that they  ate���������I called Miss Maybourne outside  and informed her that I was going tr  build up a large fire, after which I  should set off on a tramp round thc  island to see if I could discover anything better to cat. While I was away,  I advised her to dry her own and tht  child's things by the blaze, for though  we had been so-ne time under tho influence of the hot sun, still our garments could not be said :o be any  thing like dry. She promised to do as  I wished, and when I had. piled what  remained of my heap of fuel upon the  firf> I made my way down to the shore,  and then set off for a tramp round tht  island.  My first call was at tho group of  rocks from which I had gathered thc  shellfish of which my companion had  so strongly disapproved. I wanted t<  see if I could discr.rer a place where  it would be possible for mo to construct some sort of a trap for fish.  But though I searched diligently,  nothing suitable could I find. At last  I had to give it up in, despair, and set  my brain to work on'another plan for  stocking my larder. That fish were  plentiful I could see by looking over  the edges of the rocks, but how I was  to capture them was by no means so  plain. I think at that moment I would  have given a year of my life for the  worst hook and line I had used as a  boy among the sticklebacks of Polton  Penna. ..'.  (To  be Continued.)  Volunteers   Do   Not   Take   Kindly  to  Territorial   Scheme.  There are ommou& ruinois that Mr.  Haldane, the 1-Jritish Secretary for  War, will not get nil the men he  wants for his new Territorial army.  The Manchester Guardian voices the  opinions which are being freely expressed in the Old Country.  "The present crisis," it says, "is  an extremely serious one, for unless  the volunteers approve the new conditions the jJd volunteer force will  come to an end next month, and  there will be no territorial army to  take its place. We must remember,  too, that our hopes of army economy,  such as they are, all-depend on our  obtaining in the new territorial army  a military weapon of so much greater  value than the old volunteers as to  justify a proportionate reduction ol  the more expensive regular army.  "We .do not think that any small  concessions will succeed in averting  the danger that has now become evident, nor will it be safe to wait very  long, because irreparable mischief  may be done in the meantime. The  only safe course, to our mind,'is to  transfer existing volunteers into thc  territorial army for a year's service  on the old terms, or on as near an  approach to them as is possible. The  year's interval could probably bo put  to_ good use by tho War Ouico, and  might serve to reassure the men.  But in any enso it would save us  from the danger of wholesale refusals  on the part of volunteers to rc-onlist  in thc territorial army.  "Mr. Hnklanc is a revolutionary in  army matters though not a casual one,  fcut how revolutionary his changes arc  was perhaps not generally realized until the enlistment forms were circu-  la'.od. Volunteers had already been  informed that 'enlistment was more  formal and more military than enrolment,' but in spite of this warning the  actual questions and the form of the  oath seem lo have taken them by surprise. That the volunteer is threatened with imprisonment with'hard labor  if ho returns a false answer to any of  thc questions about the place of his  birth, his- wife's maiden name, the  name of the man who married them,  the number of hi3 children, and so  forth, is doubtless only a manner of  speaking. Hut it illustrates the  'change of- status.' He is being 'enlisted,' not 'enrolled'; that is to say,  he is no longer a civilian who volunteers to devote his spare time to military work, but a 'Tommy.'  "Under the act the period of compulsory attendance at camp is from  eight to fifteen days, which is no advance on the present requirement.  But it may be extended by order-in-  council to thirty days, and the colonel  is the sole judge whether leave of absence should be given or not.  "The form of oath is a further stumbling-block to many, because it brings  out quite clearly that' the territorial  army may be invited (it cannot, of  course, bo forced) to volunteer for foreign service. The territorialist is to  serve the King not 'in Great Britain  for the defence of the same,' as the  old volunteers swore, but 'against all  enemies according to the conditions  of my service.' Thc form of oath  shows that foreign service may be regarded  as  a  normal  function  of the.  lerrilurin.1 -torco,-and ���������not._ a. .wholly  abnormal development of the obligation to defend 'hearth and home,'  which is .what has made the volunteer force. Thc change in the oath is  the sign at the cross roads���������a warninjr  that it is no mere turning in the old  familiar road."  To Prevent .  Taking Cold  And promptly  remove Colds use Dr.  A. W. Chase's, Kidney-Liver Pills.  The first thought of tne physioian  when treating a cold is in regard to  the activity of the ..excretory organs.  He gives something to ensure the  prompt action  of the  bowels. ���������'  And if you wai,t to consider, you  will probably recall that your cold  was contracted when the bowels were  in a sluggish  condition. ,   .  You will be unable to' find a medicine so well suited for the purpose  of preventing and curing colds ns  Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  because of their wonderfully prompt  and thorough action on , the liver,  kidneys  and  bowels.  These excretory organs when once  awakened quickly carry olf the poisons and thoroughly cleanse the system. Colds quickly disappear instead of hanging on and finding lodgment in the lungs or developing into kidney trouble.  Dr. A. W. Chase's ' Kidney-Liver  Pills, one pill a dose, 25 cents a box  at all dealers or Edmanson, Bates &  Co., Toronto, Out. Tho portrait and  signature of A. W. Chase, M.D., the  famous Receipt Book author, aro on  every box.  THRILLS OF ICE BOATING.  A Quick  Return.  Hero is the story of tho physician  who lost his pet clog. He put a notice in tho paper under "Lost aiid  Found" to tho following, effect:  "Warning!" followed by charitabl/  describing the animal, as having  "strayed," and winding up with:  "It is of no value', not even to the  owner, but having been experimented  upon for scientific purposes with  many virulent poisons, a lick from its'  tongue  would probably be fatal."     "  The dog came back the next day.  ���������St. Louis Times.  Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup  needs no recommendation.' To all  who are familiar with it, ��������� it speaks  for itself. Years of use in the treatment of colds and coughs, and all  affections of the throat has unquestionably established its place among  the very best medicines for such diseases. If you give it a trial you will  not regret it: You will find it 25  cents well invested.  "They're a most affectionate couple. Do you know they've been married twelve years and she still greets  him at thc door with- a kiss?"  "That's not affection. That's her  way of finding out what he has been  drinking."���������Detroit Free Press.  HEALTH FOR CHILDREN,  EASE FOR MOTHERS  His Diamonds and His "Paste.  Bob Palmer, the comedian, had been  originally a billstlcker, a fact pretty  generally known among his colleagues  of the stage. One evening when dressed for the character of Sir Brilliant  Fashion lie strutted Into the greenroom with buckles sparkling on his  shoes and a fine diamoud on bis finger.  A brother actor Inquired If his gems  were real. "To be sure they are. I  jwcnr nothing but diamonds," was the  reply, whereupon Bannister remarked,  ,"I congratulate you, Bob, for I can remember when you wore nothing but  paste."  | Palmer did not take tho joke with becoming good humor, and an angry altercation ensued, which was only broken when Mrs. Jordan cried out: "Why  don't you stick him against tho wall,  |Bob? Stick him against tbe walll"-  London Telegrapa.  A Gorgeous Fish.  One of the most gorgeous fishes h.  the world Is found, strungely enough,  not in tropical waters, but off tbe  coasts of England, where the waters  are gray and deep and cold. It Is the  opah, or klngfish. This species reaches  a weight of from thirty to a hundred  pouuds and Is 'shaped a little like the  great sunflsh of tho Atlantic ocean in  American waters, The fish has lm-  menso eyes, of which the Iris is a  bright scarlet The gill covers are  green and cold, and the rest of tho fish  Is flashing red and green, over which  there play sheens of purple and gold.  Again, over this elieen there Is another  still more transparent film of Bllver  which plays In Inrge, white spots over  Don't  Like. Rubbers.  What is the explanation of the average Englishman's aversion to ga-  loches?  Indisposed on account of a chill,  the Bishop of London, who recently  returned from a visit to Russia, stated that he ascribed his cold to "a  national prejudice against wearing galoches."  In order to ascertain why there is  so strong a prejudice against galoches  in England the reporter for a daily  paper called on the manager of a  leading India rubber store and asked  him for his views on this interesting  question.  "It is estimated," he said, "that  only 2 1-2 per cent, of the population  in England wear galoches. In Canada  and . the United States everybody  wears  them.  "In England there is undoubtedly  a great prejudice against galoches,  and it is due to the fact that people  do not appreciate their worth. They  keep the feet dry and damp proof  and the boots clean.  "It is said that galoches make the  feet hot; but surely hot feet are better than wet feet. You do not catch  cold if your feet are hot."  An eminent health specialist consulted by the reporter took quite a  contrary- view.  "The Bishop of London," he said  "must have been wearing an old pair  of boots when he caught cold. In my  opinion, the only coverings necessary  for the feet are socks shaped to the  toes and strong, thick-soled, well-fit-  tine boots.  "Galoches are a harmful footwear,  They overheat the feet, which become  swollen and tender, and thus are a  cause  of   corns   and   bunions.  "Keep the feet warm,'certainly, bul  don't boil them."  End of Derby Winners.  Like   several   previous   winners   of  the Derby, Persimmon has ended his  days tragically.   It is not long 3ince  Donovan, who won Uie Blue Riband  for  the   Duke   of  Portland   in   1889,  dashed   into   a   tree   while   running  loose in his paddock, and so seriously  injured his head that he hod to be  destroyed.    Silvio broke his leg and  was  shot-,   Kingcraft,  the  winner of  1870, died  while crossing the Atlantic,   a  fate   which   also   befell   Blue  Gown, the hero of two years earlier.  Kisber ended  his days- an  exile  in  Hungary;    and    George    Frederick  spent his latter days, sightless, on a  Canadian  form.    Hermit, the sensational winner of 41 y*mrs ago, lived to I  a good old age, and his skeleton, we I  foncy,   still ��������� survives   in   the   Royal'  Vfito'rinary   College,   Camden   Town  and  the  "fivins  Amato" lies  bunVd  in the beautiful grounds of The Dur-  dans, Lord Roaolwrry's Epsom seat.  Baby's Own' Tablets will promptly  and surely cure all the minor ailments of babies and-young children,  _such__as_,constipationr "colic, indigestion, diarrhoea, worms, teething troubles. They break up colds, prevent  croup and cure simple fever. Tho  Tablets "contain no poisonous opiate  or narcotic, "as is testified by a government analyst. Mrs. Ronald F.  Seafield, Palmer Rapids, Ont., says:  "I have found Baby's Own Tablets  so satisfactory in curing the ailments  of childhood that I would not care lo  be witli6ut them in the home." Sold  by medicine dealers, or by mail at  25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co.,  B rockville, Ont.  Thc famous ball player was looking  through the sporting columns of the  newspapers.  "I see they've quit mentioning me,"  he said.    "[ may as well sign."  Upon doing which he secured one  more mention in the newspapers.���������  Chicago Tribune.  Sport Seems Tame Till  Craft Strikes  a   Hummock.  One of the most inspiring sports of  the winter season is yachting on the  ice.    The frozen landscape ' slips  by  at the rate of forty  miles an hour,  more or less,-and the pure, frosty air,  makes   the  ears   of   the   passengers  tingle.   On, on the machine" flies, an:  swering every - turn of the helm like  an   animate   creature,   and   tho. only,  regret of the persons aboard is that-  they can't violate the speed laws, and  bo  chased     several  miles by an ice  "cop." There is nothing,to run over,  in  all  the vast   shining   expanse of  congealed water, thinks the amateur.  Neither chickens nor dogs will get in  his way. He begins to gnaw his lip in ���������  disappointment.   He thinks-a power  boat would be better,- because there  is a chance for it to explode.   Nothing can  happen, he reasons,  on, the  swift gliding ice of tho poetry of mo-  tioni   which   palls   on   the appetite.  More action��������� "  The amateur's heart jumps and he  clutches a-hand rail as the'yacht shivers from a stiff jolt, swerves, and'  leaps into the -air like a birdi It'  'comes-down rather hard, and wabbl-.  ing. That was an encounter with a  small hummock. '. When the .boat  'strikes;the next one the action-loving  amateur may have a chance " to' go  'overboard and sail two or three hundred feet of glassy sea on tho seat of  his trousers. There is also an exhilarating prospect of meeting cracks in  the ice. Thc boat will leap across  ordinary, chasms, but it may come to.  ono which will engulf thc merry crew  and make them swim In water of an  extremely bracing temperature.  A knowledge of seamanship comes  in play not only for such an eventuality, but in handling tiller and sails.  The ice yacht responds more, quiokly  to the helm than water craft, and an  untrained hand would cause an upset  In about half a second. Sails must be  reefed for approaching squalls and  allowance made for contrary currents  of air sweeping through breaks in the  shore line.  Racing between well matched boats  provides lots of fun and excitement.  There is faster going in these contests  than' in most other kinds, save for  automobilig and'sledding in the Alps;  A speed of more than sixty miles an  hour.has been attained. The yachts  are provided with steel runners, which  soon"become:highly polished; a sharp  rudder, which cuts into the ice enough  to give a purchase in steering, and  often a side-extended heavy runner  .to balance the wind driven craft. The  latter feature resembles the device in  use by South Sea Islanders for surf  boats. In some home made models  of iceboats there is merely a platform of boards above the runners, and  the youthful snortsman goes, "belly-  whopping" while he steers his speeding craft. - .  The-.iceboat is not so popular_ in  country districts as it is near cities.  Long experience of rural mankind- has  shown that, an iceboat requires too  much attention when two persons go  out together, and- nothing can beat  the old-fashioned .one-horse -sleigh.  The horse steers himself while the  young man and the girl sit far apart  in blissful meditation" or allow their  hands to touch under the buffalo robe.  Yet, for all that, when a third person  manages the iceboat, the young man  and giri have a chance to hold or.be  held which is not to be despised.  A CHOIR LEADER  Tells How Pe-nt-nas Rid Him of All  ,   Catarrhal Troubles.   :W?K  PE-RU-NA SCORES  ANOTHER TRIUMPH' IN  CANADA.  "A   Relief   to   Breathe   Freely   Once*  More."  ".MR. x. W. MARTIN, Hartford,  Ont., choir leader at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, writes:"  "Peruna is a wonderful remedy for  catarrhal  troubles.  "I have been troubled with catarrh'  for a great many years, and" always  trying something for it,' but was able  only to secure temporary relief until  I used Peruna. *��������� .   '  "Only five bottles rid my system  of all traces of catarrh', and I have  not- noticed the slightest trouble for  several months.  "My- head was  stopped    up,    my  breath offensive, and it, is a relief to"  be able to breathe freely once more."  A  Difference.  An "enterprising genteleman 'of the  breezy west, who- superintends the  railroad eating house in his tovvjyhas  .���������ccently -hung out a .sign that" furnishes considerable amusement i0  those who pass by. It reads:  Pies like mother used to make..'. .5c  Pies like she used to try to make, 10c.  Pies like she used to try to make, 10c.  ���������Judge.  - Pills  That   Have   Benefitted   Thousands.���������Known   far   and   near   as   a ,  jure remedy in the treatment of indigestion and all derangements of the  .ito'mach,  liver  and - kidneys,   Parme-^  lee's   Vegetable   Pills    have   brought  relief to thousands when other specifics  havo  failed.      Innumerable   testimonials  can   be  produced   to  establish   the   truth   of    this    assertion.  Once tried they will be found super- ^  ior to all other pills in-the treatment   .  of  the  ailments   for  which  they  are  prescribed.  WE PAY HIGH PRICES FOR FURS  and hides, or tan them for robes, rugs  or coats. N. W. Hide & Fur Co.,  Minneapolis.  "Pa," asked little Willie, "If 'cts'  is short for 'cents,' what's short for  dollars?"  "All married men at this season  of the year, my son," replied his father.���������Philadelphia Press.  Record.  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.  "Is your wife in favor of woman's  suffrage ?"  "Not any more," answered Mr.  Meekton. "The suffragette society  .she belonged to held an election of  officers. The way the other members  voted displeased her so she resigned."  ���������Washington Star.  If one be troubled with corns and  warts, he will find in Holloway's  Corn Cure an application that will  entirely relieve suffering.  "Oh," said young Miss Gushleigh,  "I feel so sorry for Bess Bullion that  I just can't keep from crying every  time I think of her. It was terrible,  ���������terrible!"  "Goodness me!" exclaimed Miss  I-'uydenfast, "wnat's the trouble?"  "That Earl she married, you know.  It has been found out tnat ho is an  impostor. Ho isn't an earl at all I  He hasn't any title whatever I"  "Denr mc! That'H loo bad. Still,  he's a man."���������Chicago Record-Herald.  ; Assistant (to country editor)���������How  is this obituary?  Editor���������Why, it's my own.  "Yes. That Hnskins chap���������the  dead shot���������was in here yesterday  looking for you with a gun, and I  thought if anything should happen  you might like to correct the proofs  beforehand."���������Life.  asked her friend, as she lifted tho little ; " III   ,!���������    ,  .Be' wuue Bpous ������/m  sufferer Into a more comfortable posi- t ,������,re" of,tho br,8ht colors. Tbe fins,  tion. j wWcl1 are 'at'Bo and sword shaped, ore  "A pain here," faltered Esther, plac- * vM0. red,  lair hex band on the side of her heatr.  Expansion.  "The magnifying power of the telescope does wonders," said the scientist  "Yes," answered the "magazine publisher, "but It's, not much compared to  what the magnifying power of the Imagination can do."-Washington Star.  Looking Forward.  "Don't you get tired of being referred  to as the representative of mendacity?"  "Sure I do," answered Aiiiiultta. "I'd  rather be something profltuble, such as  a malefactor of groat wealth."���������Pitta-  burg Post  mmmmm  ���������'���������FV--l"'-;tiI ;;i������i~E^;:-*l^���������������^i,  ;--*#.'Jl^N?-:P^:*?ilf.(-i;-:'������i  New Prairie Towns.  In view of the"approaching completion of their main line from Winnipeg to Edmonton, the Grand Trunk  Pacific Co. is now busy making arrangements., for placing about one  hundred town-sites in Western Canada on the market. These town-sites  are dotted all across, the three provinces of Manitoba. Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the average distance between  them being seven miles. The.indications are that there will be no lack of  competition for lots in these town-  sites, and that upon most of them  before the season is over, the foundations will be laid of goodly-sized  towns. At Rivers, the first divisional  point on the line west of Winnipeg,  there has already been a good- demand for lots, and some twenty buildings, consisting of stores and dwellings, are in course of erection..  The extremely mild weather of tho  winter season in the West has enabled the company to go ahead at ?  great rate with construction work, and  a high official of the company stated  that the line will'be completed from  Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie b>  June 1, thus giving a through track  clear to Saskatoon. There is ever>  prospect that the line will be complet  ed clear into Edmonton by the end  of the summer, although the construction of the bridge over tho Battle  River may to some extent delay construction.  In the vicinity of Winnipeg great  preparations are now being made fc:  a big ..season's work. In ..the proa4  yards at St. Boniface, now enclosed by,-  a high fence on either side.two mile?  in length, from 20 to 30 miles of track  have already- been 'laid, while si>  miles west of Winnipeg, where tht  temporary yards and shops will, br  situated, several miles of track arr-  laid.. Work on the shops will be commenced at once, but the first buildinr  to be erected will be a large roundhouse similar to the one at Turcot  Naturally, with the prospect of entering upon the active work of transportation early this season, extensivr  preparations are under way for thr  supply of rolling stock. For some two  years past the companv has been  placing orders for the building of both  locomotives ond cars, so that there  will be no lack of either when they  are needed. Already there aro some  32 engines and G.000 box and flat car?  on the western lines, and those will  be greatly supplemented from time to  timo during the season.  Little Harold-Papa, did Solomon  have 700 wives? ;  Papa���������I believe he did, my son.  Little Harold���������Wus he the man who  suld, "Give me liberty or give me  ileuth?" ;������������������--.;  ������������������������������������ :---, '  Little Bobby���������Uncle John, docs your  hair grow on your face becuuse you  shave?  Uncle John (who Is bald)���������Yes, Bobby.  Little Bobby���������Then  why don't you  Pat���������O'ill tell yez, Moike, phat we  want in politics is good min.  Mike���������Yis, "an' begorra- we" want  'em bad.���������Boston Tianscript.  PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS  PAZO, OINTMENT    is guaranteed.to  euie any case of Itching, Blind, Bleed-  ing- oi  Protruding  Piles  in    6 to  14  lays or money refunded.   50o.  A young woman of Philadelphia,  but recently married, was enjoying  .he delightful novelty of marketing  Dne morning shortly after the termiii-  ttion of the honeymoon.  "I wish to get seme batter, please,"  said she to the dealer.  "Roll butter, mum?" .asked -the  man.  "No," promptly replied his customer, "we wish to eat it on toast.  My husband doesn't-care for rolls."  ���������Harper's Weekly.  !  ���������  Minard's  whera.  Liniment    for sale    every-  "Thcre's-a man who buys champagne on a beer income."  "How can he do it?" "  "He's 'brewer."���������Louisville Cour-  ier:Journal.  Itch, Mange, '"rairie Scratches and  every form of contagious itch on human- or animals cured in 30 minutes  by Wolford,'s Sanitary Lotion.  Mrs. Jenxs��������� m surprised to find  you loking for a servant. I thought  you engaged one yesterday.  Mrs. Richley���������Oh! slie's a-lady's  maid; she waits on me. I'm looking  for one to wait on her.���������Catholic Standard and Times.  Mrs.  Nokker���������Mrs.    Highsomc,    I  think  it my  duty  to  tell  you  that  your Tommy, whom you consider so  well, behaved a boy, is a perfect little ���������  limb! "  Mrs. Highsomo (with a majestic  frown)���������He ought to be, madam. Our  family tree has never yet borne a  crooked stick of timber. ���������Chicago  Tribune.'  Mrs. Ager���������My husband always-  takes a day off when he has a birthday.  Mrs. Kutting���������When you havo one-  I reckon you take a couple of years  c ff.���������Boston  Record.  Preventive Measure.  "Doctor, do you think thero Is any  real danger of being burled alive?"  "Not If you die first," responded the  doctor, be being too busy for foolishness.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  W.   N.   U.   No.   605.  Nature Fake Talk.  "Huh," sneered tho swan, "you're  nothing but a quack 1"  "Well," rejoined the duck, "I'd rather  bo a quack thou a rubber nock."-  Iloustoti Post.  CORRUGATED  IRON  J Galvanized, Rust Proof I  Hfflade from very finest  | sheets,, absolutely free [  from defects.   -  Eooh shoot l������ pressed, noi  rolled, oorruoatlonc thorefore  fit ooourately without waoto.  Any desired s!io or Qaugo,  ctralQht or ourved.  LOW PfllCES���������PROMPT SHIPMENT  Metallic Roofing Co.,  UMITCO  Manufacturers  1COEONTO & WINNIPEG  ������������ J  X  WESTERN  CANADA  FACTORY,  797 Notra Damo Ave. Winnipeg  Y &-?-���������'  -i" A'  :;./'-=-  ���������w������  ,ii.{*r .?  - ..*   * ...  .',W~  'Ac  THE. LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  \l  &  /  NEW STRENGTH   ,  FOR THE SPRING  Nature Needs Assistance in Making New Health-Giving Blood.  In  the . spring your system   needs  ���������toning up.     In the  spring    to    be  healthy  and strong,  you must have  now  blood,  just  as  the  trees  must  'have  new sap.    Nature 'demands  it  and'nature's  laws    are- inexorable.  Without, new   blood,   you  will    feel  weak "and  languid.    You  may have  ''   'twinges of rheumatism, or the shaip  stabbing  pains   of    neuralgia,    there  may  bo  disfiguring pimples or erup-  ' tions of the skin, a tired feeling in  k.    the morning and-a variable appetite.  These are some of the signs that the  blood is  out,of older, "that the long  trying  months  of  indoor  winter  life  have  told upon  you.      A - purgative  .   medicine; such   as* too  many  people  take in, spring "can't help you."   Pur-  ' gativos  merely, gallop   .through    the  'system and further weaken you. '-Any  doctor will tell you that this is true'.  -What people heed in tlie, spring'is a  , tonic, medicine, and in all the world  there is no tonic can equal Dr..Williams'  Pink  Pills.     Every 'dose    of  'this   medicine   helps   to   make   new,  rich,  red  blood���������your greatest    need  ��������� in spring.   This new, red blood clears  the  skin,'    drives "out    disease    and  makes  weak,   easily tired   men,   women and children,* bright, active and  4  strong.    Try,  this 'great   blood-build-'  ���������ing   medicine ��������� this   spring,   and   sec  what new life    and    energy   it will  give you.    (  Yqu   can  get   Dr.   Williams'  Pink  Pills".from any medicine dealer or by  -.mail postpaid, at 50 cents a-box or  six boxes for $2.50 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvillc, Ont.  "What was the worst money panic  you  ever  saw,   Colonel?"  asked  tho  ��������� interviewer.     ' ��������� -  "The worst "money panic    I   ever  saw," replied the great financier," was  when a nickel rolled under the seats  of^ a street car    and   seven    women  - claimed it."���������Chicago News.  A Pill That ,1s Prized.���������There have  been- many- pills put upon the market and pressed upon public attention, but none ha3 endured so long  or met with so much favor as Par-,  melee's Vegetable' Pills. Widespread  use of them has attested their great  value, and they need no "further ad-  veriisement than this. Having firmly established themselves in tho public esteem,^ they now rank without a  peer in the list of standard vegetable  preparations.  USED POISON AND 0P1ATE&  of  .- "Yes," admitted the nurse. "I  married one of my steady patients."  "So romantic!"  "Eomantic, but foolish. Formerly  I got good wages. Now I nurse him  for  my   board."  Gang   of   Indiana -Confess   Series  Brutal Murders.  ' The Pioneer Mail publishes details  of a terrible series of murders which  have been recently brought to light in  the. town of Bangalore.  A gang of five men are under arrest,  having by .their own confession admitted to a number of gruesome 'crimes",  the victims all being young men. According to the miscreants' confession,  no fewer than eight youths have been  done to death in various parts of the  city. In each case the bodies, 'after  being stripped of all valuables, were  buried in tho courtyards of houses  or .otherwise disposed of, and three  gravcp which have been dug up by  the police, acting on the information  supplied by the murderers, have been  found to contain "the remains of five  corpses;'  The accused men admit that after  they decoyed'their unsuspecting victims they gave them poison, then  chloroformed them, and, after removing the jewelry, 'cut their throats and  buried them. Several more missing  lads ,have yet to be accounted for.  The greatest excitement' prevails  among the native populace, and the  police have' had to take, special precautions to prevent the murderers being lynched by the infuriated mob.  After tho five bodies were unearthed the police were enabled to take  further, steps, which resulted in the  discovery  of   two   more   unfortunate  victims.   The accused, after interrogation,  conducted  some   officials   to  a  house in  Cavalry  road,   situated  in  a   well-frequented   permanent   police  beat, and pointed but the floor of tho  kitchen, under which  they stated a  boy  was  buried. ' On  digging  down  six feet' the  corpse  of a youth was  discovered, who had seemingly, from  the position of the body and the contortions of the limbs,  been interred  alive.   The murderers related that the  lad was decoyed to the house, and, as  usual,  dosed with poison, this time  chloral, which, not taking effect sufficiently, they tried  chloroform.    Before the boy was sufficiently uncon-  Bcious the men were'.disturbed by a  noise in the street, so they hurriedly  ' buried him without cutting his throat,  after removing all' valuables.   For the  officials'   inspection   tho   miscreants  produced from a cupboard in the wall  a  bottle  containing  chloral mixture,  with  which they had  dosed the deceased.   The body was later identified  by  the  parents  as  their  18-year-old  son.   It is now awaiting a post-mortem.   This murder it is alleged was  committed as far back as Oct. 9.   /  Further "investigations are being  made, and the greatest excitement prevails in the city.  WOULD HAVE.SHOT HIM.  SENT MESSAGE ON KITE.  Quaint Story, of Marshal Soult and  Louis Philippe.  In the reign of Louis Philippe Victor  Hugo was a frequent and welcome  guest at the Tulleries. Here Is one of  his anecdotes of the time as told In  Victor Hugo's memoirs:  "A few days ago the king said to  Marshal Soult In the presence at others, 'Marshal, do you remember the  siege of Cadiz?'  " 'Rather, sire, 1 should think so: I  swore enough before that cursed Cadiz.  I invested the place and was forced to  go away as'I had come.'  "'Marshal, while you-were before It  I was inside it.''  '" 'I know, sire.'  " 'The cortes and the British cabinet  offered me the command of the Spanish army.'  ." 'I '���������emember, sire.'  " 'The offer was a grave one.   I- hesitated long/ Bear arms against-France?  For   my   family   it   is   possible,   but  against my country!    I   was  greatly  perplexed.   At this juncture you asked  me through a trustworthy person for a  secret interview In a little house sltu-  .atedion  the Cortadura,  between  the  city and your camp. Do you remember  thc fact. M. Marshal?'  " 'Perfectly, sir.   The day was fixed  and the Interview arranged.'  " 'And I did not turn up?'  " 'That Is so.'  "'Do you know why?'  " 'I never knew.'  " 'I will tell you. As I was preparing to meet you the commander of the  English squadron, apprised of the matter I know not how. dropped upon me  brusquely and warned me that I was  about to fall Into a trap; that, Cadiz  being impregnable, they despaired of  seizing me, but that at Cortadura I  would be arrested by you; that the emperor wished to make the Due d'Or-  leans a second volume of the - Due  ' d'Enghein, and that you would have  me shot instantly. There, really.' add-,  cd the king! with a smile, 'your hand  on your conscience, were you going to  shoot me?'  "The marshal remained silent for a  moment, then replied: 'No. sire. I  wanted to compromise you.' The subject of tbe conversation was changed.  A few minutes later the marshal took  leave of the king, and the king, as he  watched him go, said, with-a smile, to  the person who had heard the conversation: 'Compromise! Compromise!  Today It is called compromise. -In re  allty he would have shot me.'"  '' *     ' '������������������ -'' ' '    V/'.^Ti'lH&rt  '      '        '" .    ' ��������� '��������� .      ���������' - - .v-"AW  , ,   -  .... , . .  .   . _ .. ���������    ������������������'"���������,     _^>      .iv*yr  ������**������ KPA |OErM']M  " DISFIGURING   .FACE    SORES.  How to  Cure Thorn.  Pimples,  face sores,  and  the  kindred eruptions common to late- winter and early spring,  are  the \ worst  disfigurements  the  fair sex have  to  boar.   The indoor life of winter has  caused impure matter which the skin  should get rid,of  for the blood,  to  remain in' the pores; the process of  "exhalation"    is i interrupted;      the  general complexion suffers, and just  where the bad matter collects, pimples,   ulcers,   and  soies  quickly   appear.   To remove the impmities, +he  pores must be opened and the func*  tions of the skin stimulated, by the  vigorous' application    of    Zam-Buk  morning and night, and washing frequently    with    Zam-Buk    Medicinal  Soap.   Zam-Buk. reaches the root of  the, disease  by soaking through'the  skin and tissue and its powerful herbal juices expel disease and    make  the skin do its work, which can't be  done . simply  by the use of internal  medicine.   Miss Ellen Smith, of Som-  erville Ave., Toronto, says: "My face  was greatly disfigured by a skin eruption  which   annoyed   me   dreadfully  for  months.    I ��������� was  advised  to   try  Zam-Buk and I am glad I did for it  quickly removed the trouble and my  face is^now clear of all eruptions."  Zam-Buk   contains   no   animal fat  whatever, but is a pure healing salve.  It cures cuts,  burns,  dialings,  cold  sores,  itch,  eczema,'   running sores,  ringworm, piles,  bad legs,    inflamed  patches,  and  all"   diseased,    injured  and irritated conditions of the skin."  Obtainable at all druggists and stores,  50c, or postpaid upon receipt of price  from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto.  THE TIE. THAT  BINDS.  Queen Alexandra, when Princess cf  Wales, says Good Words,. came one  day upon a tiny mite of a boy crying  piteously. Ho was in charge of a fat  and comfortable old lady who seemed quite unmoved by his grief.  "What is the matter?" inquired the  Princess, who is very fond of children,  "Is he ill?"  "Wall, ma'am," said the comfortable old lady, "he isn't hexactly ill,  but' no stomach carn't stand - nine  buns."  A   Prime   Dressing   for   Wounds.���������  In some factories and workshops-carbolic ' acid is kept". for cauterizing  wounds and cuts sustained by the  workmen. Far better to keep on hand  a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil.  It.is just as quick in action and does  not scar the skin or burn the flesh.  There is no otner Oil that has its  curative qualities.  CATARRH CANNOT BE CURED  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS asthej  cannot reach the seat of the disease.  Catarrh is a blood or constitutional  disease, and in order to cure it you  must take internal remedies: Hall's  .Catarrh Cure is taken internally,  and acts directly on the blood and  mucous sui faces. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is not a quack medicine. , It  was prescribed by' one of "the ,best  physicians in this country for years  and is a regular prescription. It is  composed of the best tonics known,  combined with the best blood purifiers, acting directly on tho mucous  ' surfaces. The perfect combination ol  the two ingredients is what produces  such wondeiful results in curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials free.  F.   J.   CHENEY & CO.,  Props.,   Toledo,- 0.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  Mike had only recently been made  foreman of the section gang, but he  knew the respect due his rank.  "Finnegan," he said to an argumentative assistant, "I'll have naw-  thing out of you but silence���������and  mighty little of that."���������Youth's Companion.  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take LAXATIVE BEOMO Quinine  Tab'ets. Druggists refund money if  it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box."   25c.  Irish Wit.  A certain Irishman was very proud  of a huge bulldog he possessed, which  was his constant companion. One  day a friend met him without Ihe  dog, and looking very disconsolate.  "Well," he said, "and how is that  dog of yours doing ?" '" Oh, ba  jabers, he's dead! The illigant baste  wint arid swallowed a tape measure."  "Oh, I see. He died by inches, then?"  "No, shure, he didn't! He wint  round to thc back of the house an'  died by tho yard."  She���������What is tho proper formula for  a wedding announcement?  He���������I know what it ought to bo.  She���������What?  He���������Bo it known by.these presents,  etc.���������Baltimc o American.  Suffragettes   Hit   on   Noval   Way   of  Reaching  M.P.'js.  '  The suffragists recently completely  baffled the whole of the police force  at Westminster and succeeded in addressing both Houses of Parliament.  Shortly before the Commons met at  noon, two. women arrived at Vine  wharf, at the foot of Lambeth bridge,  with three parcels containing one mile  of strong string, a blue and white  war kite and a huge yellow flag, on  which was printed in bold' black  letters: "Votes for Women; Albert  Hall, March 19."  "As Big Ben boomed the hour a  mere man, who had been impressed  for the service, as suffragists cannot  fly war kites, ascended to a roof, in  the wharf and sent the" kite and flag  on its journey toward. the Victoria  Tower,- a quarter of a mile away.  First.it sailed boldly over the ventilating shaft, then played in the  wind in front of the terrace, next  dominated Palace yard and was finally manoeuvered to attract attention  all around the palace of Westminster.  It was not long before the police  were on the alert and the inspector  at Palace yard in consultation as to;  how this "breach of privilege" should  be dealt with. Crowds of Westminster schoolboys came to see the flag.  Members of Parliament sallied out  to the terrace to read it. Passers-by  laughed, and the suffragists, a quarter  of a mile away, smiled at their  victory.  "We wanted to speak to the House  quietly," said one of them. "This is  our latest way of doing so, and we  shall tell Parliament frequently now  of our views in this way, as it is  "such a success."  After three hours the police "had'  no oiders." A wag in the crowd suggested the kite should be shot; another thought it ought to be "arrested." An officer made inquiries, but  the string was not tracked to its lair,  and finally the suffragists retired,  having achieved their purpose.  GALLERY WIT.  "She's not a very    brilliant    con  versationalist."  "No."  "No, we went to tho theatre together  and would you believe it she never'  spoke a word while the play was going on."���������Detroit Free 'Press  ree pom  \Alcohol  Since May, 1906, Ayer's Sar-  saparilla has been entirely free I  from alcohol. If you are inf  poor health, weak, pale, aerv-  ous, ask your doctor about taking this non-alcoholic tonic andl  alterative. If he has a better  medicine, take his. Get the best j  always.   This is our advice.  Ws publlih our formula*  9  Wo banlah alcohol I  r-Qm our m������dlolm������ I  Wo urge you to {  oomultyour  dootor  A sluggish liver means a coated tongue,  ��������� baa breath, and constipated bowels.  The question is. "What is thc best thing  to do under such circumstances ? " Ask  your doctor If this is not a good answer:  "Take laxative doses of Ayer's Pills."  P~mao* bar tiw J. 0.4jr������ Oo.t lowsii. m������i>.  ���������������  Church Built by Potatoes.  The little village of Virganhall, In  Dumfriesshire, Scotland, possesses a  Free Church (now United Free) which  has a rather interesting history.  After the Disruption, ��������� considerable  difficulty was experienced by the adherents of the Free Church in procuring a central site on which to build  a dhurch. A woman named Janet  Fraser, who lived in very humble  oircumstnnces, gallantly came to tho  rescve. Sho owned a piece of ground  on which she reared potatoes and other vegetables, and this she generously  handed over to the Disruptionists for  the aforementioned purpose.  The deed of gift is in her own handwriting, and the wording was characteristic of the donor. "The deed of  gift is to bo as free from henceforth  to tho Free Church as I wish the  hcavonly mansions to be made to me,  and to last thc property of the Free  Church while sun, moon, and stars  endure. Signed by my hand this 18th  day of August, 1845.''  Elusiva  Species.  The hack writer had used up his vocabulary on the circus prospectus, and  still there wcro many things to bo  described and glories to bo set forth.  Thorefore ho repaired to the manager.  "Have you a thesaurus?" he inquired.  "No, sir, I have not," admitted the  man, with a crostfnllcn air, "and I'd  liks to know where they're raised that  I never heard of 'un before."  Sometimes the Actors Turn the Tables  on the Interrupters.  Some amusing Instances.of the wit  and humor of the-gallery and pit  patrons of the drama are printed In the  English Illustrated Magazine. On one  of the first uiguts of the opera of "Cy-  mon" at Drury Lane a dissatisfied crit-'  Ic when Sir. Vernon.began the last ah  In the fourth act, "Torn from me', torn,  from me! Which way did they take  her?" immediately sang in the exact  time of the air. to the astonishment ol  the audience, "Why, toward Loug Acre,  toward Long Acre!"  Vernon was for a moment stunned:  but., recovering himself, he sang in re  joinder: "Ho, ho! Did they so? Then  I'll overtake herl^ I'll soon overtake  her!" and precipitately ran off amid  the plaudits of the whole house.  In "Sancho Panza," a comedy In  three acts, by Dufrenl, the duke says  at the beginning of the third act. "I be  gin to get tired of Sancho." "So do I,"  said a wag In the pit; taking his h:U  and walking out This sealed the fate  of the piece.  When John Reeve was playing Bom-  bastes at Bristol upon being stabbed  by Artixommus he denied the fairness  of the thrust and, appealing to the pit  said, "It Is liot fair, sir, Is it?" A bald  headed gentleman who probably tool;  the whole representation to be serious-  and to whom Reeve directed his glauce  replied, "Really, sir, I cannot say. foi  I don't fence."  Barry Sullivan, the Irish tragedian  was playing In "Richard III." som<  years ago at Shrewsbury. When hi  came to the line. "A horse! A horse  Sly kingdom for a horse!" some oue i:  the pit called out. "Wouldn't a donke;  suit you. Sir. Sullivan?" "Yes." responded the tragedian, turning quick  ly on the"4 interrupter; "please coim  round to the stage door."  "Why is it," .asked the dear-girl,  "that the bridegroom's attendant is  called the 'best man' ?"  "I suppose it's because' he is best  off," growled the fussy old bachelor.  ���������Chicago  Daily  News.  Chronic Coughs Cured  Mrs. Joseph Eccles, ..of Dromore,  says: "I took 4 or 5 bottles of Psy-  chine, and a cough I had continually for nine months disappeared. It  is the best remedy for chronic coughs  that I ever used."  Thousands of living witnesses pronounce Psychine the greatest medicine in,the world. It is not a patent  medicine," but "a' prescription "ol a  great'-physician. Put it to the test  in any case of throat, lung or'stomach  trouble, or any run down or weak  condition. At all druggists, 50c and  $1.00, or Dr. T. A. Slocum, Limited,  Toronto.  Marriage 'Not   Heaven   Nor   Hell���������A  Lesson In Faith and Hope.  Suppose two people begin their married life on the plane of sanity and  reasonableness," says Grace D. Goodwin In the course of a very interesting  article.    "They say   marriage is  not  heaven  nor hell; it is our chance to  tutor our spirits in the great lessons  of the  soul,  patience,  charity," faith,  hope.   These things are.to be learned  by accepting life as It Is and adjusting  ourselves  to It.    Imperfections  must  be overlooked, blunders must be  forgiven���������aye, and sius. r The man must  be man enough to provide, to guard,  to shield, to aid.   Providing Is not all.  A full pocketbook Is-a poor substitute  for a  full heart.    IJe  must have a  great store of courage and cheerfulness.   These two virtues ought to bios  som In tho home from the man's planting.    Tbe   woman   must  be   woman  enough  to- learn in its small defaulter business as -manager and admin  Istrator of the  home.    It Is npt only  behind  the age, but, as Dr. Bushncll  used to say, 'behind the ages,' to say  what is now to be said.    She must  leuow how. to cook and sew and spend  money   and  care   for  children.    Thai  sentence  does  not read .'must spend  money'���������she must know how to spend  money.    And she must have 'endless  patience with her Imperfect husband,  her Imperfect children,  her imperfect  self; patience  with the  failures  and  blunders   a ad   mistakes  and   sins   of  everybody  in   that  home;  the  unaggressive  patience  that does not say,  'You aro all very trying, and I am be-  Jiavlng.like a sajnl;' the patience that  Is a woman's first and middle and last  qualification for a happy married life;  the patience that takes even ill health  and weakness with a smile, that does  not play the martyr or call attention,  to the flames on which the family in'  its ignorance usually pours oil instead  of water.  " "Slost necessary point of all, these  two who are' to build a  home  must  have confidence In each other,  must  say .'we' and learn that, the two being  one, everything must be shared.    The  sharing of joy and grief, the mingling  of "smiles ami tears, tlie bits of humor  that wake double laughter and make  those  trivial  'home jokes'  which  are  signs  by  which  you shall declare a  happy   family   life���������these   are   all' so  many ways of strengthening the walls.  Everything  must   be  shared.    Those  four words ought to. take the place of  the old 'God Bless" Our Home' motto.  Time must be "shared;  to'ils must be  shared; play, opportunity, money, anxiety,   loss,   vigils,   prayers���������all   these  must be not for one, but for both."  STS PURITY'  ITS FLAVO&  ITS FRA������RAR!CE  ITS RELIABILITY  B������<  ������  enoB'TOous saBe of 16y000p  annsraify.  ���������> fyt'SMrf'i  ', ���������>  . ; - f  ��������� .  ....' ts\  , -, ;.V.������  :.?.{������������������������  TEA.  THE   PKfiSyCE   OF   TEAS. "rr*b&  LEAD PACKETS ONLY ^ttl^Xt! $? AT AU GROCERSl^ll  "Dragged Oof"  Always tired���������.''nerves jumping"  ���������can't"sleep���������have no appetite  ���������-dull headaches���������biting pain in  the back���������bearing down pains���������  jmffiness under the eyes���������swollen  hands and fact ?  Or perhaps your sick kidneys  Show in another form and you  are suffering with Rheumatism,  Sciatica, lumbago or Neuralgia ?  That's the way kidney trouble  makes you feel���������and that's why  you should take    ,-  GIN PILLS  4<  They makt tick kidneys well. They do it  every time. That la why we give such *  guarantee with every box. I/, after taking  Gin Pills, you can't say that you are any  better, return the box and your dealer will  refund the money. Try them on this  guarantee of a cure or money back. 50c. a box  ���������4 for $1.30.   At dealer������ or from (03  BOLE DRUQ CO., WINNIPEG, Man.  ���������i-  -ft  :<-:\-,u  FLAX AND WHEAT.  HEALTH  AND  BEAUTY.  Flax the  Best  Paying Crop  for New  Settlers���������It   Prepares  the   Soil  for Wheat��������� Tho Yield  and   Prices.   ���������'  The question has been  asked how-  does  the  yield  of  flaxseed  compare  with the yield of wheat per.acre, and  how do  the prices  obtained  for the  two crops compare.   A report recently  issued   by -the  Saskatchewan  Department  of   Agriculture   shows   that  the average yield  of    flaxseed    and  wheat respectively for the last three  years was  as follows:  Yield of Flax-     Yield of Wheat  seed per acre. per acre.  1005  ��������� 15.73  bushels.      23.09 bushels.  1906 9.35  bushels.      21.40  bushels.  1907 10.91  bushels.      14.04  bushels.  Thus the average yield of flaxseed  per acre for the three years was  about twelve bushels per acre, while  the average yearly yield of wheat  was about nineteen and a half bushels per acre, fy is probable that the  reduced yield of flaxseed per acre in  190G and 1907 as compared with 1905  was due to the fact that may Saskatchewan farmers grew flax three  years in succession on the same soil.  To get the best results from flaxseed  it must not be sown year after year  in the same soil. Nearly every farmer in ihe North-West has land enough to sow part in flax and part 111  other crops, changing about to get  "'������   prcper   rotation.    The   best    re  Try An   Experiment,  nn   old    pineapple    grower    tells  strange stories about the effect of the  juice of tlie fruit upon certain substances.   The juice of the pino'is supposed to do more for the larynx than  anything else in the world.   Says the  grower:   "Drop a piece of leather into a glass of pineapple juice and-see-'  how quickly it will be eaten up."��������� '  Indianapolis News.  ��������� '��������� -V  ���������'.V? I  Mr. Watt-Manners��������� See that old  man ahead of us? That's Cashburn.  He's woith a million dollars, and just  look at his umbrella. '   .  Mrs. Watt-Manners���������Oh, you must  not judge him by thai, dear. It may  not be his own, -you know.���������Town  and Countrv.  "How  did  Hairy enjoy    his    trip  abroad?" '  "Very  much;  he looks  happy and .  has gained 115 pounds."  "One hundred and fifteen pounds?"  "Yes, and she's an heiress."-Brook- ���������-  lyn Life.  the  Prospective Suitor���������Sir, I love your  daughter.  Her Father���������Well, don't come to  me with your troubles.���������San Francisco Star. ���������  WHAT CAUSES HEADACHE  From October to May, Colds are the  most frequent causes of Headache.  LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE removes cause.   E. W. Grove on box 25c.  "Ah.  I see you are married," exclaimed the merchant.  "No, sir," replied the applicant for  a position.   "I got this scar in a rail  road accident."���������Bohemian.  If you wish to look s!Im, do not dress [suits are  always  obtained  when flax-  '^ed is sown after the first breaking  ot the prairie sod.  As regards prices at the present  time, No. 1 wheat and flaxseed ate  selling at nearly the same prices, but  this ic yoi-y unuoual,-being due cruelly to the following facts. 1. Theie  was an exceptionally heavy^crop of  flaxseed in the Argentine Eepublic  and other parts of South America last  year. 2. The financial depression  caused a falling off in the production  ot those classes of goods in the making o������ whicu flaxseed and linseed oil  are used as raw materials. These  causes aie very exceptional and may  not occur again for years. Last year  as high as ������1.33 per bushel was paid  mr flaxseed,  and the avem<������    ������-,������������������,>  ENQLI8H 8PAVIN LINIMENT removes  all hard, soft or calloused lamps and  blpmibhoa from horses, blood spavin,  curbs, splints, ring-bone, sweeney, stiflea,  sprains, sore and swollen throat, coughs,  oto. Save $50 by use of one bottle, warranted the most wonderful Blemish Cure  ever known.  How Red Herrings Came.  The first red herring was accidental  ly produced  Iu   England  many  year  ago by u 'fisherman who, having a sui  plus of fresh herrlug. bung them up In  a smoky shed to dry and then forgo;  all  about them.    Wheu  he  looked  al  them some time after he found  tint,  they had changed Iu color.   The king  to   whom   the   fishes   were  presented  was so Interested that he gave permls  slon to the fisberiuun to exhibit thou;  around  the country as strange inou  sters.  The Kindly Old Gentleman���������Well,  my little man, and what's your name?  The Little Man���������Please, sir, I  dunno.  The Kindly Old Gentleman���������Bless  my soul, you don't know?  The Little Man���������No, sir. Please,  sir, mother got married again yesterday.���������London Sketch.  Tho Result.  "Cashit's problem uow Is how t������  break into society. You know .he has  the social bee iu his bonnet."  "Humph! He'll soou find tho answer  to that problem."  "What Is it?"  ."Stung!"���������Denver News-Tlmca,  His Nerve Good.  Dissatisfied Committeeman - Yoi  made a dismal failure Iu your effort tf  please our audience. 1 shall not pa.i  vour fee In full.  Egotistic Lecturer���������Ob. Indeed, yoi  must, sir! 1 assure ynu I worked much  linrder than I should have had to labor  with a less difficult audience. Ilosldes  think bow much rarer u sight 1 have  given you by falling than I should  have given If I had succeeded!���������Ly-  ceunilte and Tuleut.  I consider MTNAED'S LINIMENT  the  BEST liniment  in  use.  I got my foot badly jammed lately,  I bathed it freelv with MINARD'S  LINIMENT, and it was as well as  ever next day.  Yours very truly,  T.   G.  McMULLEN.  In white or light colored clothes  A. receding chin may be improved by  massage. Its symmetry may be greatly  altered by using a little face cream.  A long central line ot trimming from  throat to hem adds a certain height; so  does a single flounce at the bottom of a  shirt.  Burns should be treated with oil  mixed with liruewater if procurable,  and flour, which is easily to be had  anywhere, is good, the object being to  cover the surface of the burn and prevent the air affecting it.  To remove ink stains from the hands  with oxalic acid put an ounce of the  crystals In a pint bottle and fill up  with water. Mark the bottle plainly  with the name and also the word "Pol-  son." Wet a piece of cloth with the  acid solution and rub tho stained  places. Use a pointed orange woo.l stick  beneath the nails. Follow with a thorough washing iu clear water.  What woman does not wish for long,  curling eyelashes? They are one of the  details that make a homely woman attractive, and it docs seem as though  they could be cultivated. Vaseline-  pure white vaseline���������rubbed on with a  small brush every night is a splendid  tonic for these much desired beauties  Keep the eye tightly closed that the  grease may, reach the roots of the  stubborn lashes, although if tho vaseline is fresh and of good quality it cannot hurt the eye. In fact, one woman  who has fouud the remedy successful  says that, on the contrary, the eyes-be-  come brilliant under treatment, while  the longer lashes make a marked improvement in the appearance.  A young woman who happened to  be out on the stieet in London early  one morning noticed that the reflected light gave the sun the appearance  of being in the west.  Not knowing   with    certainty    the"  points of the compass, she asked a  policeman which direction was west.  He pointed to the place from which  the sunlight seemed to stream.  cularly, "so the sun rises in the west  "Ah," said the young woman, jo-'  in London."  "As to that," replied the officer  with great dignity. "I really can't  say."  "I think I know,' said little May,  "Just why they call them 'boys/  Tho reiioon's just as plain as day:  It's cause that rhymes with noise.'  ���������Philadelphia Press.  Tho Waltz of Ostrlch������������.  The peculiar "waltzing lustlnct" of  ostriches, described by a South African  naturalist, is a sudden running off,  with a whirling movement, first one  way and then the other, aud spreading  and oscillation of thc wings. The habit,  an Instinctive play in tho young, Is  thought to be connected with escapo  from the large curnivora.  Minard's  Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  English John and Vat were two  friendly workmen who wcro constantly tilting, each one trying to  outwit the other.  "Aro you good at measurement?"  tsked John.  "I am thai, said Pat, quickly.  "Then could you tell me how many  shirts   I could   get out of a yard?"  asked John.  "Sure," said Pat,-"it deponda on  whose yard you get into."���������Ladies'  Homo. Journal.  Its Prospects Too.  Critic���������This play of yours Is 111c* a  gloomy dny.  Malinger��������� In what respect?  Ci-llle-lt Is ovcrcust. - BaUlmor*  AmQrlcnn.  The Stormy Petrel.  Tho tiny stormy petrel is a bird of  immense wing power. It belongs to  every sea, and, although so seemingly  frail, It easily breasts furious storms.  Petrels have been observed 2,000 miles  from nearest land.  8nakei.  Snakes swallow tholr prey and digest It la a state of dormancy, :  mmmmmsm  Men should  look foi this  Tag on  Chewing  Tobacco. It  guaranteesthehigh quality of  Black Walch  The Big Blacb Ping.  For Keeping Ice.  Besides great anxiety sickness in the  house causes a great deal of extra  work. In any disease accompanied by  fever arises the complication of how to  keep Ice water always at hand,'so at  any minute the patient may have a refreshing drink.  It Is very tiring for the nurse to run  down several flights of steps to the  basement, where the refrigerator is  generally kept, to say nothing of the  Invalid, who Is apt to be restless and  exacting, and the long wait on the  overwrought Imagination makes her  feel as if sin* was being neglected.  The following method for keeping Ice  upstairs Is very good and shows how  besides being rending matter u newspaper can be turned Intoa-very useful  article. One often wonders If tho ancient Romans who Qrst Introduced the  dally Journal over realized to how  many uses It was going to be put and  what they would think If they could  look on the present generation and see  tho thrifty housewife rolling up carpets with It to keep out the moths and  covering the pantry shelves.  Pill a pitcher with Ice and water and  set In the center of a newspaper, then  gather tbe four corners at tho top,  bringing the ends tightly together.  P!������ce a rubber band around them to  hold close and exclude air. A pitcher  of Ice water treated In this manner will  stand all night with scarcely a perceptible meltlntr of Ira  . and the average . price  ������as about $1.27 per bushel. On the  other hand the price of wheat is at  present exceptionally high. Then in  considering the yield of wheat la=t  year as compared with that of flav  lt should be noted that much of the  wiieat did not grade very high and  would not command the "full price  However   the   important  point    to  remember  regarding flaxseed is  that  It.h������?������etSOwn s������ much ^ter than  wheat that very often a farmer can  utilize land t..at would otherwise go  without any crop at nil. After the  wheat, oats and barley have been  som the flaxseed may be put in  I hen except in the early spring thc  lax is less liable lo injury from frost  than the wheat, and the farmer who  has part of his land in flaxseed may  eel that he is insured against total  loss if frost should, destroy his wheat.  Ihe new settlers are the ones for  whom flaxseed is the most profitable,  not only because it can be sown later  than any other crop, but also because when sown on first breaking it  prepares the land for a wheat croo  the following year. Thus the farmer  gets the auvantage of a good paying  crop the first year from land winch  would otherwise yield him no return  at all, and he has a bigger crop of  wheat on the same soil the following  year, because the flax crop rots the  sod and disintegrates it.  Protect the child from the ravages  of worms by using Mother Graves'  Worm Exteiminator. It is a standard remedy, and years of use have  enhanced its reputation.  To Build Up  After Grip  There is no restorative treatment  comparable to Dr. A. W. Chase's  Nerve  Food.  Few, if any, diseases so quickly  and thoroughly exhaust the human  strength and vitality as the grippe  and pneumonia. A few days' sickness and then weeks jr even months  are required to get r>ack the old .  vigor.  But by means of Dr A. W. Chase's  Nerve Food to sharpen the appetite  and to'supply in condensed' and  easily assimilated form the elements  which go to foim rich, red blood you  can hasten recovery and restoration  to a remarkable degree.  Without such assistance many drag  out a miserable existence of weakness only to become victims to some  dreadful disease.  When the blood is thin and weak  and the nervous system exhausted,  no matter irom what cause, Dr. A.  W. Chase's Nerve Food can be positively relied upon to gradually and  naturally   build  tip   the  system.  Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Food, 50  cents a box, at all dealers or Edman-  son, Bates & Co., Toronto, Ont. To  protect you against imitations the  portrait and signature of A. W. Chase.  M.D., the famous Keceipt Book author, are on every box.  Little Girl���������Oh, mamma! Tell me'  When will I be big enough to be unhappily married?���������Life.  Minard's   Liniment  Cures   Dandruff.  Office Boy-Please, sir, my grand-  mothers dead, and I must get eff  early to go to tho funeral match���������  I mean the football ceremony���������that  is���������    (Exit  in  confusion.)���������Punch.  Mrs. Brownson���������You would find it  more economical lo do your own  cooking.  Mrs.  Woodson���������How so ?  Mrs. Brownson��������� Your husband  wouldn't eat so much.  ���������WANTED'  to hear from owner having  A   GOOD   FARffif  for Mile,     Not particular   nbont   location.  Please jtlvo  price and  description,   and reason for selling.    8tnte whon posseraloa can  be bad.   Vt ill deal with owners only.  L. Darhyohlre. Box 9S4.   ISochcutor. N. Y.  ;i^I  FREE  Send rjs yonr "  nameand address  hTAR MFO. CO..70&7fl������.,P20TOSH0E.B.X.,U.a.i.  2272  Her Kind Deed.  At a meeting of a Band of Mercy  class In a small town near Deuver each  child relates tlie kind deed he or she  has recently done. Ono dny the teacher asked little Emily to relate thc kind  deed she had done. She quickly rose  mid said:  "I took off a tlu can tied to a little  dog's tall."  The teacher asked, "Did you know  who tied It on?"  "Vcs,"   replied  Emily,   with   hoslta-  I Hon.  "I dldu't know any kiud deed to  Phil. 0. Sopher���������Don't worry, old  man. Chickens always come home  lo roost, you know.  Discouraged Friend��������� Yes��������� after  they hnvc laid their eggs in somo  other fellow's   barn.���������Judge.  Her Husband���������My donr, how did  you happen to employ such a pretty  nurse giil ?  , His Wife���������T didn't happen to    do  it.   I did it because    I wanted   the  children   to   have   police    protection!  when they are in the park or street.  ���������Pick Mo Up.  OVERALLS,  COATS & SHIRTS  THE TRADE OFTHE GREAT WEST  J  Little English Girl���������Can wo  the continent, mamma ?  Her Mother-���������Wo'vo boon there  much.  Little English Girl���������I know it, but  I   noyor get tired   of   watching   the  go en  so  , report, so I tied it on so that I^could   ^mofi,0flna,,. 8Pon(l     thoir money.���������  1 tak������ " ������*���������" Brooklyn Lifo.  HERE IS  PROTECTION  and a guarantee of positivo satlsfac.  tion to tho wearor. If you want  comfort and service, ask for  KINO   OF  THE   ROAD  LOOK   FOR   THE   LABEL.  W.   N.   U.   No.   68G. LEDGE,     GREENWOOD,     BRITISH,   COLUMBIA.  I CONTRA  iND BUILDER  g   Dealer in '3  I    Windows, Doors, |  j       Turned Work and. |  I                Inside Finish. |  I SII1NGLKS, BRICK, TO. j  j                       MANITOBA j  I Wood Fibre Plaster 1  U                      PHONE   65 =  illllil  Hotel- Ladysmith  [H the homo of tlio Swedes,  Norwegians, Italians, Aus-  trians ami olhC'i- Kuropean ami  American people. Cool beer,  choice lii|iiors and fragrant  cigars in the bar, Williin it  short, distance ol' tlu1. smeller  and a home for working men.  Hot and cold baths. Lit by  electricity. Hoard und rooms  SI a d.iy.  Ol.A Lol'VI'AD  IMIOl'RllC'roit  General Merchants, Midway, B. 0.  Hay and Grain always  on hand. Sleighs and  Wagons and Implements  of all kinds carried in  stock. The very best  goods   at  right   prices.  NKLSON, TI. C.  W1I0LKSALI5  DIULERS   IN  Produce   and   Provisions  J, R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  ' Sandon, B. C.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, II. C, is Lhe leading  hotel of tlie city. Mountain trout  and game diuuers a .specialty.  Rooms lescived by telegraph.  Hugh Nivkm, Prop  HeLUmaffkefcHofcel  Is the home for all tourists  and iiiilli'tuaircsvisitiiig New  Denver,   British ', Coliuubia.  HEHRY   STEGE.    PRO PR.  THE  ts published every Thursday at Greenwood,"!:. C , and the price is Ji a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Orient Uritnin. To the United .Stales and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  57,50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, H. C.  ���������   R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   B, C, JUNK A, 190S  A blue mark here indicates that  your - Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  once more like  to commune with  your collateral.  Tii'k lioundarv needs a copper refinery.  iVoTm.vo will hurt you   if you can forget it,  A   nnr.i.AK  town   is seldom  built   by  nickel people.  Tiioi'C.iiT .solidified will hore a tunnel  through a mounlaiii.  No, my little boy. our Duncan  did not  invent the Ross rille.  Tine government should  at least  pay  jurymen union wages.  In'  some  parts of 1!.  C.  fields are green and wot.  the   farawav  T  ote  GfeenuJoocl, B. C  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the Mime lniiinigcineiit. Rooms  ciinil'oitfihie, meals upial tn any in the  ciiy, and the. liar ^ppplics only the heat  ('01 ni'.r of Greenwood aud Government  streets.  J, W. kelson  ^D Il.-inii'ing.  Make it a pleasure'to s-clec; y..ur wall  puper by having I he Spokane l'aiut and  Oil Co's Sample Hooks hn light lo vour  home. The Choicest Pattens, mc  M"ost~KxTfuis:ite Colfifufgs" AinCTwT  No Tii-esonie Search Anion"-Shop-Worn  AiitiquVs  The Lioctiest  Spokane Ptuees  In your home, at your leisure, and  1111011 the unileri-taniling that, you are  under no obligation to purchase. This  is my offer���������staid for me now.  geo. 8- Tf-iomPsorJ,  Painter and Paper Tlauyer,  Third Floor, Alelb-r Block  The Gfeencuood Branch  Nelson  Iron Works  Is 'now prepared lo make  all kinds of Iron, Brass or  Copper Castings. First-  class    work     guaranteed.  Geo. ]V1. Holt,   manager.  Summer Excursion Kates  EAST  R.A.BROWK  FERRY, VMS/7.  GeneralMerchant  T)it"Goo(K ���������- -  '* Groceries,  .Boots and Slices,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc  Fresh  Eggs   a   Specialty  THE DOMINION  !������ From Greenwood to Winnipeg-  Duliith, Fort. William, St. Paul  and Sioux City.  Chicago 5 72 25  New York  I US 50   e  Montrii.-il  I OS 50  ������  St. .lohn, X. B    1-27 50  fi  St. bonis -.  H7 50  $   Torcjiitn  01 .10  $   Ott.'iw.-i    I-,S 50  $   Halifax  135 f,0  *  Svdney, C. 15  Ml 00  A      Tickets on sale iMny A and IS,  \  June5."(),   19  and 20,  JulvO, 7,  V 22 and 23, August, fi, 7, '21 and 22,  \  100S.    First class, roiintl trip, 00   ^  \   Day Limit. f>  $      liiuites���������Tlie.J(! tickets aro goi d  A via any recngnizi-il routes in one  x or .both diiectioiiH.   T'o destina-  *I tinnii  east of (Chicago are   good  \ via the tireat Lakes. A  %~ :������������������ *  $ .For particulars cull on local a  agents or address v*  J. .UOK. li. I'. A., Nelson. %  U. II. MiiPHKIt.SON, <S. T. A., \  A ,,'\Vlniil|i('j������, Mitn.    \  Tn Fhoenix is situated on a delightful elevation and from its  windows can he seen all the scenic  beauties of this famous copper  camp. Thc excellence of the cuisine  iiUracls the attention of all who  are kind to their inner man, and  the bar contains fluids that would  please a Greek god, while it is not  necessary to he up so high in order  to smoke any of the cigars. Miners,  Millionaires and Tourists always  welcome.  CHAS. H. FLOOD, PROP  G. O. IH'CIIANAX has been seen talking to the Liberals in Rossland.  IN Cranbrook it is not necessary to say  grace bc-fure you read the Prospector.  IT is impossible to elect a slricliy  honest and truthful politician  iu Canada.  Licicn'.sic commissioners should be careful and not grant a liquor license to a  thief.    Avaiitci? has no limit. Give it the  earth and it would ache for the other  planets.  Gkkknwooo again has a meal ticket,  and even Boundary Vails is reaching for  the bon-bons.  Dairvxh'.n should not allow their cows  to drink too much water. This habit has  a tendency to weaken the milk.  -IT cost the 15. C. government about  5io,ooo to bring Ceddio lo justice. Money  is powerful even in the hunt forcrimiiials.  Lal'ktijk may he a perfectly honest  old_inan, but his tinhorn friends have  cold-decked . Canada "Tvheiicver if~"was"  possible.  Tin-; Victoria Colonist advises tradeless  young men who come lo this province  seeking work to lake hold of the chain.  So do we unless there is a bulldog on the  other end.    IT seems strange that General Miles of  the U. S. army aud Paddy Miles of Nelson both went to heaven on the same  day. They were miles apart when the  chemical change came, oue (lying in bed  and the other with his boots on.  (l'Aleue district is huunming famous for  its deep-seated 01 e, deposits and equally  celebrated for-its long- tunnel projects  For instance; the Bunker Hill and Sullivan company ran a 12,000-foot crosscut tunnel which tupped tho great  Marsh ore. shoot at ,1 depth oFL.700 feet  vertically and added at least ten mil-  ion dollars to the' previously known  Deed, yes, sah/ ��������� '-  Let us have it, then..  Once we'en the Queen of Sheb.i  gwine down to ' Jerusalem,she fell  among thieves. ' First they passed  her by on .the oddah side, deu dey  come ovoh an' dey say unto her,  '��������� Fro  down,   Jczabol !"    but she  value  of  what  is now {ronorally ad-  wouldn't fro her down, and  again  they say unto her, " Fro- down,  Jezabel !" but she wouldn't fro her  down ; an' again dey say unto her,  " For de fird- an' last time, for F  ain't gwine,to ax you no mo',  fro down Jezabel !" an' dey fro'd  her down for seventy times an'  seven, till de remain" were seven  baskets ; an' I say niitoyou, whose  wife was she at  the- resurrection ?  mitted to he the g-reatest lead-silver  'nine in the world. Later tho Morning  mine's mammoth ore body���������2,0n0 foot  long���������was lapped by a 10,000-foot crosscut tunnel, About six months ago a  -1,000-fool. crosscut tunnel penetrated  the Hunter mine's innin ore deposit at  a depth of approximately 2,000 feet,  Six weeks ago the famous bonanza ore  shoot iu tbe Tlei-cules mine at Burke  was pierced by a <!,500-foot crosscut tunnel, exposing at a depth of nearly 2,000  feet over seventy feel of ore. The  Snowstorm company is now driving- a  ���������1000-foot tunnel to tap a huge copper  deposit 1,000 feet below the vein outcrop, Ten years ago the. Standard  mine outcrop was opened to the depth  of a thousand feet by means of a 3,000-  font crosscut tunnel. The Mammoth  mine ore shoot was explored to still  greater depth by n crosscut tunnel  driven 0,700 feet. The extensive development of Mm Monarch lead-silver  mine, east ef Murray includes a 3,700  fool, tunnel which'tapped the main uein  at a vertical depth of 1,300 feet.  The better inducements you offer a lish the mora chances you  have to land him. Hooks, Hies,  rods, reels and lines that will do  the work well can be bought from  J. L. Ooles.  Pkosi'KKitv is largely a matter of  mind. Seme men are miserable when  they are making a thousand a day, while  many a poor editor who is only making  a hundred a day is happy and delighted  with the beauties of this world.  mini;kai. act.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTrCK.  'Coin l<'rfi(!Monril'anil'Anchor'Mineral Clufiin,  Kililulo in lliii rir������:iiwijci(I  Mining  llivbiftn  of Vnli!.l)l-<h-l<!t.  .Where locntral: In llursc-  mIioii Minim; (Jump on Alain Kcttlo rb-ur,  TAKRtNO'nORUiiitl.JiimciEnicstSfMiiikli!,  Ki-.u .Miner's OrllllniU' Xo.  II 1I:':I7, Inlnwl,  nl.\fy iln.vn from llntiluti! Imreof, to apply to tin:  Mliiint,' linfordi'i- fur Oatllk'iilus of Improvc-  irirul.-i  for  the   purport! of - nlititlnlii^  Crown  Km ti 1.1 of II"! iilmvr pluliii.l.  Ami (iiirtlii'i- hil.-i! uotlui! that action, unrlur  Sin'll ni .'17. niiiif. his uoninii'iifiid lioforo (-lie li-  hiiiiii-'j of rfiicli Ci'i-ti/iciiln.Mof Irnprovniiiinit.".  D.-U.'.'d liil.-i 1st dny of .fiimi. A. D. mm.  .JAMKS K. HI'ANKTK.  LlflUOIt    tAVKNHK   MIT.  KWVH'iM U linruliy ulvaii' tlml T, John VV.  (i'J>rl"ii. ni On.'i-iiivo'j'l. U.K.. Inlnnd to apply  lo tin;. Mlilii-l'lntl'llili'ilt jof I'rovllii'lill I'olli'niit  tlin I'Vjilnilloii of oini month from tlm .ilali;  linvof lor 11 riMiiiivtil of Hid llolol blniniflo iidiv  licM hv mu In i-t'spnct of tlio in'iiinleuH known  lid tln> Viinilomo Ilodil Hltiuitii 111 Amicondu, Jl.O,  Uiitud thin fall day of May. IflMj. ���������  nelson, B. 0.  (I MO. I\ 'WKt.UH, V��������� TOMKINS,}  J'ruprlutor. , ^luno^cr.  First-class in every tiling'.  Steam heat, electric light,  private bath's. Telephone  in every room. Finest lavatories in 13. C. First-class  bar find barber shop.  Orchestra every evening  (hiring dinner hours.    ,  'Bus meets all trains.  I'YlKM NO. Ii, LANO ACT.  Yulu I.iilld  UlMll-lcl,  I>NIi-I<:1. of Sioilllni-  111 (ion,  TAKK NOTICKIIiiit I, ViiliiiKlmi Dynes, of  NVN'ili, II, 0., (il-ciipnlliill AmuiiI, IiiIciiiI to  apply for perink-tlon lo piirnliiisii llm following  ilivcril'Wl liunls: (.'oiiiiiieiiehiKiUii po.-it plunltil  Wi.'luiiiMi'iHtof tlio N. VV. corner of J,ot .'IIIKl,  Miunci) north uuchiiiii.-i. tlKiinni west mt clmhm,  llii'iieit norili sni'lmliiH, lliVnci! m-������.hI an ehiiliis,  tliuliuu Hontll 'IDI'IihIiih, theni't! cant In iilmliiH to  iMntof IiokIiiiiIiii;. uoiiIiiiiiIiik l^'i neru.-i morn or  lo.-w VA/iK.V'I'lNl!! IJVNiSS.  K. O. Sinllli, AkuiiI,  UiitL-il Apill ltli.l[iui)8.  TiiMi-; moves on and makes many  changes. The other day Mayor Bill Tul-  tle made a resolution thai the police stop  all gambling in Fernie. It will be clone,  al least for two or three months. ;\roral  waves will even strike a coal town when  the tinhorns crowd each other to reach  the check rack.  I'aii-oi'K placer ground is yellow. We  hear a great (leal these days about the  crowds whn are rushitig to the repotted  rich diggings on the Vindlay and very  little about the rich things around home.  Recent assays from placer ground within  twenty miles of Greenwood gave returns  of over ������300 in gold to the Ion, and theie  is hardly a whisper about it in any pari of  the laud.   Anaconda School Report for May.  No. of pupils attending- :U  Average attendance CJS IS  Percentage of regularity SV.AA  Pupils attciidinir every whmoii, 8, as  follows: Ketta Wilmsliurst, .Jane Hardin, Mabel Craigie, Mary Intilla,Willie  Medill, Laurence Iiardie, Walter .Johnson, llalph Wilinshuist.  A Poem Unabridged.  Some poet who is not brave enough  to unrii a inline hns sent us the effusion  printed h'olow. As poetry has been  scarce this seaRon we take a chance and  put it in cold type, trusting- that its  publication will not shake the bulwarks  ol society.  HOMACH AlfX  nA.MI'.S.  Tho Benson's fiat has gone forth.  The social herald's fanfaio blast  lias shocked the ears of modest worth  And stamped the.high elite of caste.  O ladies fair, of high dog-reel  Vour plo/iRin-es may bo dearly bought  If you insist on Playing Bridge,   '  Why play it on the tennis court?  Surely the husband's wasting- frame  Appeals 10 you amidst the wreck  Of dirty pans and futile shame,  Whilst yon iu splendor 'cut the deck.'  O social law !   O cursed fate I  That stalwart men should bo the sport  Of ladies who must have their game  Of Mridge upon the tenuis court!  Coeur d'Alene Tunnels.  Speaking of Home of the most Uji-  portant tunnel 'projects in the Coeur  d'Alene district of hfalin, Mines and  Metals says :  liinig-tuiiiieling is a uiethotl of ripening up oro bodies at groat depth that Is  being generally adopted by the Coeur  d'Alene mine operators. It is a method  by which mines aro easily drained of  water and which also affords the uiosc  economical extraction of ore. The Coeur  (.ieorge ]{. Sims writes; "Wandering the other day with two  ladies of a settlement through the  mean streets of a blaek .poverty  patcli in the south of London, one  of the sis'.ers'of the people told me  a grimly pathetic story of a, factory  girl whose funeral had been quite  ii local event. Jennie was a great  favorite, and when it was known  that her long illness was drawing  to 11 close, and that tho end was  only a matter of days, the factory  girls clubbed together and raised  the inoney for a very fine and  elaborate wreath for Jenny's funeral. They went to a llower shop  and selected the design and agreed  as to the price lo be paid. In the  evening, la I king together, one of  the girls said, " Poor Jenny, she'll  never know what a lovely -wreath  we put on her coflin : she won't be  able to see itf" The idea struck  Jenny's mates as very, very sad.  Jenny would be dead and wouldn't  know what a lovely tribute they  had paid to her memory. Slid-'  denly one of the girls had an inspiration. " Why shouldn't Jenny  see it?" she said. "The doctor  says she can't last more than a  flay or tu o.���������JJet.'^have-it made and  shosv it to her." The next day.  the wreath was made, and a deputation of factory pirls took it to the  room in which Jenny lay dying.  ���������'Jenny," said the spokeswoman,  "we're going to put t-nis wreath  on your collin, dear, and we  thought perhaps you'd like to see  it." The eyes of the dying girl  lighted up, and a little Hush of  pride came into her wan. white  cheeks. "Oh 1 how beautiful!"  she murmured. I'm so glad you've  let me see it." The wreath that  was to lie upon her collin was hung  against the wall at the foot of  Jenny's bed, and the sight of it  filled the last hours of her troubled  little life with joy.  Fishing lackle. Rods, Keels,  Lines, Flies, etc. You can save  money by buying at McRae Bros.  It Wasn't Zack.  John P. Cox, speaker of the Tennessee senate, had an old negro  servant who liked his drink just af  well as the best Kentucky colonel  in the IJlue grass state. One morning just after the cold spell broke  the darkey came to Senator Cox,  savs Judge's Library :  '" Marse'John,',' says he, "I'll  Just up and clean dese winders dis  niawnin'." "All right Caesar,"  replied the senator.  "Tse get to hah a half tumbler of  whiskey. Marse John. D're ain't  nullin1 like whiskey for clcanin'  winders.''  The half tumbler was promptly  given Caesar, who armed himself  with some rags and carried the  tumbler lo another room to begin  work. A. few minutes afterward  Senator Cox had occasion to enter  his room. "Caesar was busy polishing the windows. The tumbler  was on the table, but no whiskey  was in it.    ���������  "Why, Caesar, what's become  of the whiskey ?" naked the senator. " I thought you used it in  this work."  "Sol does, Marse John; sol  does. You see, sal), I drinks de  whiskey and blows my bref ag'11  de winders."  The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme in many a camp. It is a  cigar that brings delight 'and appreciation wherever smoked.  A Frenchman's Idea of G- If.  But your game ��������� of. golf ! Oh,  yes, I know heem ! You put on  the tunic red, so red as ze Tngleesh  rosbif nnderneath-done. You strap  your sack of bended-head sticks on  ze back .of a boy twice so small as  ze boy. He scrape a mud pudding lo make balance a leetle white  ball. He make three bad fries lo  balance him. then very angrv you  call loud : " Four !'' Thou you  what you call address ze ball, and,  ma foi, your address sometimes is  of language lo make afraid. You  strike and ze ball he ' Iind himself  iu zo bonkaire. You call aloud for  ze nibelungi'ii-stick, and beat ze  dust till your partner say : " JIo,  cliiikit'!'-' You say���������, but, my  friend, I excuse myself to repeat  what you say. Ah ! my friend,  you are a great nation; but your  golf game gives me what you Ing-  leesh call ze hump. ���������  Wedding rings made. Diamonds  mounted. Work that will stand  comparison. E. A. Black, Phoenix.  The S ine- Located.  A class of boys in a school had  been studying physiology with remarkable results. They were ordered to write a composition on  " the spine." Many interesting  papers were turned in on this subject, but there was one that was a  gem. The boy wrote : "The spine  is a hunch of bones that runs up  and down the back and holds the  ribs. The skull sits on one end  I ou the other."  Dealers in ,        ,���������;,.-r   -   '"  d* 5 pfesh and Salt Meats, pish' and Poultry  pi 6 ���������  .    ,    ������������������_~.__���������, ���������   v,    ';  I e Shops in nearly-all the towns ol"Boundary and-  "S'S-   - the Kootenay.'','        ';  'I    "  A man may build a palace, but  it takes a woman to convert it into  a home.  -What-the-self-made man. needs  18 a wife who is capable of polishing the rough edges.  When you want a monument o-r  headstone, v-ntie to tlie Kootenay  Marble Works. Nelson," B. C.       *  . The Ledge, $2 a year.  e Kings Liqucr Scotcii VVhisltey I  g '     ' ���������,-.-������������������, 12 Years Old.l  J. W.Thirmosters White Port. ,|  Jas. Hennessy.& Co's 3-Star Brandy-'��������� ' .  j" GREENWOOD. LIOUOR  OOi  I     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. G.\J g  Is under the management of Grcig.& Morrison. The  rooms lire comfortably furnished; and the bar contains  the best brands of wines, liquors and cigars.   .  Is the best .appointed Restaurant in the interior of  Britifh Columbia. ' The best cooks and most attentive  waiters only employed.    Open all the time   '    f  Mv$. Ekx. 6reigt Proprietress. ^  9'  I  "Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district.     It   is heated with  steam "and  lighted by electricity.   Excellent sample  -    rooms.. The bar is always abreast of the  .   times, and meals are served in the Cafe'"  at any hour, day.or night;  Chas, "ilcCIunsr, M'it.V  <S>9  S>'  Are you above suspicion  or below it?  There is nothing to be gained by  being a knocker.  Many a man seems to  have the  courage of a crawfish.  A wife is either the  making of a  man or the unmaking of him.  ' It's hard to satisfy  an  a 11 torn0-  mobile taste on a trolly-car income.  The more a woman knows the  easier it is for her to hold her  tongue. ���������  Many a man fails to make good  because he loves his ease too much.  ^s^KSBOSi^KB^^a^Bagsasss^asMisBsaiB'ni^  A house furnished with the best, most artistic,  useful and in all that goes to make ������ home comfortable and pleasing to the eye at reasonable prices,  drop a line to D. J- Bobertson & Co. at Nelson, B.  C.    Goods guaranteed the Best for the price.  Many a girl who thinks she is  too good to do housework believes  that her mother isn't.  Our 1008 patterns of Wall Paper  put all others completely in the  shade.    McKaeBios.  Some people carry their Christianity in an undeppsited church  letter.  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.  A distant friend is one you can't  "touch."  "������������������'  *    '     BANK   OF IIMONTREAL  ESTABLISHED   1817.  :|   PAID   UP   CAPITAL, $14,000,000.  REST, $11,000,000  p.  L]] UNDIVIDED PROFITS, $422,689.98 j,^  -jfl   General Unnkliiff UtiMiiess Triiiiwiiilcil.    Or.-ift-, IsmiuiI on iili points, and Collet t-  ' 'tions niiulo ut lowist mtcs. H~I  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   "j   W. F. .PROCTOR,  iU    INTEREST ALLOWED ATCURRENT RATES    /MANAGER GRECNWOOD  BRANCh (JjH  di4=������a^-idy=!y=ia������!i  mmm  E.  W. WIDDOWSON  AS3AVKR AND ClllCiMIST.  CM AliO US:  flolil, Ijilver, ('o|ipi>r or I,i',-icl, cuiili -Jl ml  (lolil-Silvci-nr Silver I,i.riil..  The Columbia  cigar  is a large  ri. :��������� C,\I,1 I Odlcl-Sllviir, with (.'upper or IjCiuI..  and free-smoking cigar  in all mountain  towns  and .made.  iu Nelson.  Ever see a boaster looking for a  chance to make good.  Largest stock of jewelry in the  Boundary to select from. E. A.  Black, Phoenix.  Nature seldom hides a massive  brain behind a pretty face.  i wp  ���������i sn  Fro Down Jezabel.  An old darkey, anxious to be a  minister, went to.-bo ordained.  Ho was questioned thus :   .���������  Can you write? J  No sah. ���������...'���������  IJow  do you know'about the  bible?  Ma neico reads to me.  Know about the Ten Commandments V  No, sah.  The twenty-third psalm'?  Nebber heard of him, sah.  .-' Know tho Beatitudes?  No, sah.  "Well, what part of tho Bible do  you like best?  Par'blea, sah. I  Can .you give us one ?  The Dominion government is making  a geological survey of Phoenix camp.  The first steamer of the season Tor Dawson will leave White Horse today.  E. E. Penzer died in Vancouver Inst  week.  Several caloonists ' in Uosslund have  been fined for selling liquor to boys under 18 years of age.  McCool & Moore are opening an hotel  in Michel..  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Sukvkyok,  Nelson, B; 0.  lilQUOK   I.fUKtiHK   ACT.  Careful sampling ; accurate assaying; prompt returns. 317 Baker  slreet, Nelson, B. C.  ��������� *���������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. .fr'Cbclin $-00., nelson  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable homo for  the minei' and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  Mollis & McLaughlin  ITvOPIUETOFvS.  BULBS  From France, Holland and Japan.  SEEDS, TREES, PLANTS  For fall planting. Ileliable varieties at reasoiiable^prices. Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,  Spraying Material, Cut Flowers,  etc. Oldest established nursery on  the mainland of Ii. 0. Catalogue  free.  M. J. NENRV  UOIO Westminster iCoiul. VANCOCVKK.  T^E|V[QfiT HOU^E  .  Nelsou. B..C, is run ou the  the American and European ���������  plan.   Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold iu  t*-esafe.      '  ���������Mc\Ioi2c   6V Tiregittus  n^ym.i .,...,  NOTIOI! ;'h liureliy (jlve.n Unit, we, Occur .rolui-  hoii und Swan Ciirfaon, of (iriHMiwputl, II. ()..  iliUmri iij.|ilylriff to llm Mcetine ComiiiMoneni  for tho City of Oroeiiwooil.nt. Mm n.������|ilrntloii of  thirty iliiyn from thoiluto hereof, for u;iiiiii������fur  l.o .fumett Cuinuron of the li'-lel licence now held  hv iw Iu reH|iuot of Ihu jii-uiiiImi's known hh Iho  Victoria Hotel, nltuivto on' l,ot sl-l, IlloeU U',  Mali HI, Copper slroot, In Ilia City of (Ireoiiwooil,  Dii'tod tills fitli day of May, A. I). 11)08.'  OSCAIl JOHNSON'  SWAN 0AHI.SON  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. C,  Is a comfortable homo for all  who travel to tha-t city.  COCKLE & PAI'WOUTH.  Arlington - Hotel  F. E. GRIFFITH, PROP.  This Hotix of Slogan Citv, B. 0.  Headquarters for mining and  commercial men ; tho home of the  rancher, tho lumberjack and prospector. Come once and you will  come again. .  Job Printing at Tho Ledgo.  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, D. 0., hits a Jine ot nerve  bracers uiimirpassed hi any iuouo-  tain town ol the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura'glvcn free with  spirits liicntl.  ���������"���������"," ,' *��������� -i


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