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The Ledge Jun 24, 1909

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 ---&**1**u*l /'"/  rlA>- ���������'���������  V i ^ u   * >  3r  Vol,  XV.- ;-  grben.\7ood,'b.:c, Thursday june 24,- woo.  No. 50--  , MiSBBBBoEtasatisgHkmahmr^^  White Skirts  Our stock of Ladies'  "White Muslin TJnder-  skirts'is large aud complete. Lace and embroidery trimmed.,  ���������   Prices very low. '  $1.25 to $7.50.  a  Dry Goods. ��������� Millinery. ' Boots and Shoe?.  WMm Mt  Is thebest furnished hotel in the Boundary  .  district..   It  is heated ��������� with. steam and ||  "   lighted by electricity.   Excellent sample {$  ' rooms. .The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in -the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  McClung &  Goodeve,   Prop.r's.  a  James"Buchanan,& Co's  BLAOIC AND WH1T^V AMD  HOUSE OF COMMU  GREENWOOD LIQUOR 00.  1     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. 0.  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  - run through tbe entire house, and bathrooms are always at Ihe Fervice of those iu searr-h of material  cleanliness. The dining room-is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while tbe aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden,' The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  ^gflraKTOMMfflM^^  PHOENIX BEER    ���������  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix=Brewing= Co. |  :- (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone,138, Greenwood  o������c<Do������������������������o������������������g������s<}oe������o������oso���������!0������eo������������e������o30������������������oo������a ������������������*������������������������!  ������  Greenwood, is tho homo for workingmen of all nations. It is  convenient to thosinoltor on the hill. Tho dining room is supplied with tasty and substantial food, while tho bar contains tho  best wet gooda iu tho market. Electric lights all over tho  premises.   Hot and cold baths, .-i  Oja Lofstad,   Proprietor  f.unily arc on  During his  Mr. Phillips of Molson was in  town this week.  Oliver Lewis "paid a visit to No.  7 camp-last week.  Mushrooms are plentiful arouud  the copper metropolis.  . James Copland returned to  Bridesville on Monday.  M. W. Ludlow of Donoro was  in the city Saturday.  Superintendent Roberts of' tbe  Jewel mine went over lo Rossland  this' week.  Mrs. A. D. BrooniGeld of West-  bridge is seriously ill at the Sisters'  hospilal'here.  Jno. MoKellarand Alex'. Stewart  of Eholt were down for the smoker  Saturday night.  P. J. Roussa has been appointed  manager of the New Dominion  Copper company.  Jas. F. and Mrs. Cunningham  of Denoro were visitors in the city  Saturday and Sunday.  Jas. C. Dale of Bridesville is in  the city. He has put in about  forty acres of crop this season. -  Mrs. Malone and daughter, Miss  Este Morton, of Vancouver, are  visiting with Mrs. Wm. Lawson.  - K. C. B. Frith left on Sunday's  train for a visit in the" coast cities.  Herwill be away two or three weeks.  Dan McGillis left for the Slocan  Tuesday. He and 'Jack McLeod  have taken a lease ou a propert}7  near Sandon.  J. I. E Corbet of Nelson is acting as manager of tlie Bank of  Commerce during J. T. Beattio's  absence at the coast.  A. J. Jackson of Oroville was in  town this week on his way back  from Nelson whither ho had takou  a carload of steers.  W. W. Craig a  a  visit  to the cn.-i-t.  absence Mr. Crnt-e  lu������.s charge  of  bis store at the Falls.  A picnic is being given to day  .oirBoundarjvcreek by ,th'e French  residents-of ^tha chy, this being  St: John, the "Baptist's day.  George Barber, formerly of the  C. P. R. freight 'department here,  but now of Rossland, paid a flying  visit to the city this week.  The Kelowna Courier says that  E. W. Bishop was recently in that  towu and 13 so charmed with the  place that he may locate theie.  P. F. Roussa returned from the  coast on Monday. He expects to  have the smelter at Boundary  Falls in full operation  by August.  It is reported in tho city this  week that tho construction of the  railway from Midway to Penticton  will be commenced iu a short time.  D. E. McDonald and George  Vaughan came over from tlie  Golden Eagle mine Saturday last.  The force has been reduced for the  preseut.  W. Elson aud A. E. Braithwaite  returned to tho city Sunday after  attending the Odd Fellows' graud  lodge and seeing tho sights of the  Seattle fair.  John Barclay returned Thursday  last from a trip through Alberta.  The southern part of Alberta appears to be the most active this  season. In Calgary he saw A. D.  Hallett, who is doing well.  Wm. McLeod of Valleyfield, P.  E. I., a brother of J. P. McLeod,  arrived in the eity Tuesday on a  visit of a couple of weeks. His  sou, George, accompanied him.  The two brothers hadn't seen each  other for 23 years.  The Argo Mining and Tuunel  company have painted their ma-  chino shop and expect lo havo  their compressor running in about  ten clays. It is expected that the  big south tunnel will cut five leads  withiu SOO feet.  A real estate man told the Province that many Greenwood people  had recently invested quite heavily  in Vancouver property. It might  be a good thing to invest in their  own town. Property in Greenwood just now can be bought at  reasonable prices and the city hag  a great future  Robt. Wood axd J. W. Hugh  Wood came in from Deaverdell  Monday. They report tho properties on Wallace mountain all looking well. This is especially so of  the Buster, Rambler and other  claims along Dry creek. Ore is  being taken out of the Sally for  shipment.  C. E. Summers is secretary of  the Conservative association, and  D. A. McDonald for tho Liberals,  Both these gentlemen will listen to  grievances by tho hour. Tlio Ledge  ntaff haven't timo during working  hours to talk pclitics. This isa  hint���������take it. We havo a pieco of  gas pipe 31 i inches long lying on  the desk���������-also a hint.  . George Lamb���������has'charge of the  Kootenay hotel until July. After  that two men from Phoenix will  take charge 'of' this well known  hostelry;  Several experts/"'who have recently visited the West Fork' report favorably upon tho mineral  resources of that section a'nd say it  will have a great'future.  James Drum "has gone to the  coast. He has'sold his cigar store  to L. L. Mathews.* Mr. 'jM ithews  is well known in the district and  will no doubt do a large business.  The regular monthly meeting of  the exeeutivo of the Conservative  association will be held in tlie  offices of the Greenwood City  Waterworks company tomorrow  (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock.  Business of importance.  Tho motor arid pipes were  brougt down from tho Crescent to  the north tunnel this morning, and  the compressor will -shortly be installed. An average of i feet a  day is being made in  the tunnel  with two shifts.  T  A concert was given in Eagles'  lall last evening in aid of the English church. Vocal selections were  given by Mrs. Stow, Mrs. Belt,  Mrs. Oppenheiincr, and Messrs.  Venables, McPhillips and Palmer,  and a recitation 'by Mr. A. Burnett.    Refreshments wero served.  On Wednesday at 12 o'clock in  St. Jude's church, the Rev. F. V.(  Venables united in marriage J. T.  Beattie, local manager of the Bank  of Commerce and Miss Maud  Minkler. 0. A. Thomas was best  man and Robt.' Wood gave the  bride away. There was a full  choral service at the church. The  happy couply couple left on the  1:50 train for thc coast.  FARCE  The Lemieux Act Tested in  Greenv/ood.  DOSS NOT CONCILIATE  Reports of Abitrators  Leave  Dispute as If Was Before  the Investigation.  The White House Cafe in Nelson is next to the postoflice, right  111 the heart of -the city and is  noted for its excellent coffee and  shrot orders. Visitors to the city  should not fail to drop in and have  a meal cooked by white labor.  Ministers Here.  S-iturdry last Premier MeBride  and Hon. Thos. Taylor airived in  M.dwny on the morning train and  were met by.'J. Ii. Jackson, president of Uie"OoifoeYv?stive association, T.J. Hardy, James Kerr and  others, and driven' as far as the  Ingram] bridge, and on their return to Midway bad lunch at  Urowell's hotel. In the afternoon  they drovo to Greenwood, and in  the evening a smoker was given  in Eagles' hall by the Conservative association, to which all were  invited.  J. R. Jackson occupied the chair  and addresses wero delivered by  Hon. Thos. Taylor, minister of  works; Marti u Bur roll, M. P., and  Premier MeBride. The speeches  were liou-political. C. A. Thomas  played several selections. Fred.  Hopkins and Jas. Jory gave a  banjo and mandolin selection and  received au encore. A. Burnett  gave a recitation. Coffee and sandwiches were served.  Sundaj' the premier and Mr.  Taylor lefffor Grand Forks.  When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postoflice. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  Inhabitants of South Africa always regarded corn meal as unfit  for food until a recent agricultural  show, where some American women  prepared so many tempting dishes  out of cornmoal ''that' .the'' eyes of  the South A fricanders were opened.  Now pamphlets containing moro  than a hundred American receipts  for preparing the meal arc being  distributed broadcast throughout  the Transvaal to aid tho thousands  of unemployed who are living principally on gruel.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Tho clubwomen of Texas aro  making an indignant protest because women prisoners havo recently been set to work on tho rock  pile at Fort Worth. They say  that since women are not allowed  to have an equal voice with men  in making the laws which they are  forced to obey, or to net as jurors,  they should not receive the same  pniiishmont meted out to.men for  the same crime.  Wlddowson, Ascayar, Nelson, B. C.  Tho first Japanese emigrants to  Brazil, 783 in ���������ti.umbcr, have just  sailed for tbati country from Tokio.  They will work on the Brazilian  railroads. Brazil pays two-thirds  of their passage money, and after  six months will givo each a grant  of land to induco him to settle.  New York'n Chinatown  population of 5,000.  has a  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson havo in tho Royal.. Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country, and, the blue  Pacific,  Below is the reports of arbitrators in the investigation of the differences between the British Columbia Copper company and the  Greenwood Miners' union. Mr.  MoLuni.s' report is published in  full. Mr. Cronyn's report is practically complete. He possibly exceeded his duties as an arbitrator  in referring to troubles in Idaho  and Colorado. He is a lawyer  and shood know that once a man  is acquitted,in law and the opinion  of all right-thinking persons he is  innocent. Heywood and associates were found "not guilty"  without even their lawyer addressing the jury in their defence.  Orchard, the self-confessed murderer and star witness and perjurer  of the Mine Owners' association, is  said to be a free man today. These  troubles in the States did not come  up in evidence at the investigation, so would better have been  left out of Mr. Cronyu's report.  Mr. Mclnnis appears to have  grasped tbe fact that he was an  arbitrator, not a partisan.  In view of the direct evidenc3  of Mosher, O'Connor aud Jolly,  the chairman's findings as to discrimination are disappointing.  The first paragraph of the chairman's findings refers to the imposing "of fines by the union. We  believe tho law society is addicted  to this very reprehensible habit  when it becomes necesaarj'to discipline a member.  Following is as much of the report as we had space to publish :  The Chairman's- Finding's.  -���������Such action.on<~lthoVpart of-the  union seems in my opinion to depart from the true spirit of unionism which, as I- understand it, is  to obtain a fair deal for tho employee. In my opinion the letters  strongly smack of disloyalty, not  only to unionism, but to the laws  of the country itself, and ;such a  course as that adopted by the  Greenwood Miners union cannot  do otherwise than lead to distrust  by the employer, and not only that,  but lead to non-recognition by the  employer, who should fairly recog-  nizo his non-union employees as  well as his union employees, and  these letters certainly give him fair  grounds for stating that ho finds it-  impossible to recognize the union  under such conditions. I cannot  find, by reason of the date of the  letters, that they were tho cause  of complaint in this matter, but it  secins to in������ that such letters having come to the knowledge of the  employer, that he is to that extent  justified in refusing to recognize  the officials of the iiuion that acts  in that manner. IE it had not been  for this unfortunate ovidenco I  certainly feel that tliere was no  justification whatever for the corn-  pan}' refusing recognition of the  union.  The employer stands in a peculiar position. He must deal fairly  with his non-union men as well as  his union men, and it seeing to me  that ho is not acting outside the  scope of fairness in protecting his  non-union employee from au unfair  demand made by the union.  And it must be borne in mind  that the employer dealing with the  union is dealing with a body which  has not, in itself, any power to  make a binding contract, arul on  this point it seems to mo that in  fairness, not only to capital, but to  labor itself, that each union should  havo the power lo contract. If  (hat were the case I think it would  tend much to lessen the feeling of  permanent unrest which seems to  prevail in Greenwood.  These two points being settled,  I can sec no reason why the par-  tics in this dispute cannot get together. Really tho one founda  tion for dispute is based on this  one demand, i. e. recognition of  the union, and I think that upon  thc diminution of tho union'a pro  cedtiro as against non-union men  and union men who are in arrears,  as above outlined, that the company might and should recognize  the union men.  2. Ou the question of (li.-crim-  iiialion J have had some dilliculty.  Fading, as J do, that tlie company  must recognize tho union in dealing with uuion employees, I felt  that thero might be some question on this point. The dismissal  complained of happened at an uu-  fortunato timo. The company was  cutting down its force.   There was  everything that ,was done on one  .side'or the other was looked upon  with distrust by the opposite party,  [cannot find on* this point that  there was a clear dii-crimination  against union men as such. -There  is suspicion in regard to eaineof  dismissal, but as it was done at a  time when the company was cutting 'down its force T cannot find  this charge proved.  3.    This demand is covered by  my findings in the above.  -I.    As to discrimination on ac-  jjjo count of political opinions I do not  think that existed.  ii. I think that this demand  must necessarily staud or fall on  No 1. The company in fairness  should notify the men as to altering existing conditions of employment within reasonable scope. This  matter ds also one that speedily  will be remedied when an adjustment can be arrived at between the  company aud tho union as to  recognition of the union by the  company.  G. This demand is also one of  which I cannot fiud that the men  have any complaint, and oue which  will speedily be remedied by recognition of the- union by the company.  7. This demand is one in regard  to the company soliciting the aid  of the Greenwood B>ard of Trade  and certain individuals for the  purpose of discrediting the Greenwood Miners' union. On this point  I think there was a question that  the men who signed the resolution  complained of, did so in all fair  ness and sincerity to the community. The people of Greenwood,  suffering as .they did from shutdown after shut-down, wero extremely anxious that work continue on this, the largest property  in their community. When apparently labor troubles had been  arranged the appearance of a notice requesting the men not to return to work uutil further notified,  although it was accompanied by a  notice calling a meeting of the  union, filled their minds with distrust as to the future labor situation, and they, I think reasonably,  felt as a board of 'trade that a  resolution deprecating the spirit of  agitation iii the district-was one  that would fairly meet with approval from" all parties without it  being suggested that-it was in any  \vay~dif6etecl-against unionism.- I  thiuk they, were absolutely fair iu  that matter and were acting as  they thought, in the best interests  of the community, apart altogether  from any solicitation by the company.  I would recommend :  1. That the union eliminate any  practice of discrimination as^agaiust  non-uniou meu.  2. That upon the cessation of  such procedure the company recognize and deal with the union in regard to all questions affecting union  men.  3. That no discrimination be  shown against any persou by reason of his takiug active pirt in tho  tinion.-  Tbo whole industrial situation  in this camp is unfortunate. A  feeling of distrust pervades the  whole atmosphere, and so long as  that feeling continues so long will  trouble continue. Unless some  feeling can arise which will tend to  a belief by each party in human  nature, even if tho party is of the  opposite fcide, no cessation of the  trouble can be conteemplated. If  the e-nploycr will fairly recognize  fair uuion labor, and the union  will fairly deal with the employer,  then trouble will cease, otherwise  it will continuo forever.  P. E. Wilson, Chairman.  witnesses tended strongly to. show that  a "black list" exists in this district.  Men who were not agreeable the offi-"  cials of the 13. C. Coppea company, and  experienced considerable difficulty in  holding positions where any .'influence  could be brought to bear by the officials  nf this' company. That there was no necessity or justification for the passing of  certain "resolutions by the - Greenwood  board of trade was practically admitted  even by those who had signed those resolutions themselves.  No proof being-found with which to  substantiate the recitals contained in  these resolutions, after all the evidence  was adduced, the board endeavored to  get the parties to thc dispute together, so  that if possible thev- might arrive at an  understanding.  The officials of thc union signified their  willingness to confer and settle -on reasonable terms, but the representatives of  the company refused point blank to have  any dealings with the union or recognize  them in any way as a union.  The manifest willingness of the union  to meet the company and settle 011 reasonable terms would indicate that if the  company was desirous of settling the dispute, it could be settled with very little  difficulty.  After taking considerable pains to get  the true facts in this dispute, and haying  some knowledge of the conditions in this  district, the following would, in my  judgment, be a fair basis of settlement.  1. That the British Columbia Copper  company recognize and do business with  Greenwood Miners' union No. 22, W. F.  M , and that all questions affjeting wages  and conditions between the company and  their employees be adjusted through said  union.  2. That active participation in the  work of the union, or the holding of any  political opinions, should not interfere  with sectiri g or retaining employment.  3. That every ^facility be given   the  employees to take advantage of laws upon  '  the statute books of British Columbia for  the protection of labor.  4. That both p-irties to the dispute lay  aside all ill feeling towards each other  and endeavor to have more harmonious  relations in the future.  These suggestions, if put iirto effect,  could not interfere with legitimate mining operations, ami would be mutually  beneficial throughout the metalliferous  mining districts of British Columbia.  There has been scarcely auy serious  labor troubles for a number of years, and  this condition is due in a large measure  lo the fact that nearly every company  operating in the province recognizes the  Western Federation of Miners.  The miners of British Columbia are au  intelligent body of men and in their dealings with their employers they invariably  show a spirit of fairness. If capital invested in British Columbia is to have  smooth sailing it must be represented hymen who are willing to grant their employees rights as men and citizens.  John McIn'xis.  flr. Cronyn's Report;  n   feeling  among  the  meu, and  Mr. Mclnnis' Report.  In the matter of the dispute pending  between the British Columbia Copper  c.iilipany and the Greenwood Miners'  union, acting on behalf of the employees  of this company, and the investigation  held thereon, under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act.  As a representative or the employees on  the board, I regret to say that the" members of the board have been unable to  agree on a joint report, and wc were unable to bring the parties involved to an  amicable agreement  Therefore the undersigned respectfully  submits the following report and recommendation :  After hearing (he evidence given by  over thirty witnesses examined, and after'  careful corsider.itiou of the same, it was  evident that the charges made by the  Greenwood miners were well founded  The company by its failure to produce  evidence to the contrary, left thc impression that (the case as presented by the  union was u very strong one indeed.  That the manager of the B. C. Copper  company is a very hard man to deal with  was fully proven by thc investigation,  and, in the opinion of the writer, the difficulties between thc management and  the employees were due largely to the  failure of the malinger of the company to  meet his employees in a spirit of fairness.  In paragraph^ of the company's reply  lo the employees' deiinnd for 11 bwrd of  investigation, we find thc following:  '���������The company has never had any relations with the uuion." But tile evidence  shows that the manager had at various  times dealt with the union in adjusting  questions of wages and conditions.  That the ollicials of the B. C. Copper  company were doing their utmost to disrupt the union, was amply proven. The  discharge of men who took any active  part in the work-of their organization,  would eventually result in crippling the  union, und render It ���������ineffective.-. This  was the policy of the company as proved  by the evidence.   Testimony by several  <\t the conclusion of the sessions of the -  conciliation .board, when it became apparent that it -was.impossible to make an  unanimous report," it "was^aerangeal.between  the chairman and myself that as  we were entirely agreed upon   all the  points in question, that wc should send  in a majority report signed by both of u--.  Later, however, the chairman advised me  that after talking with some of the citizens of Greenwood,  he had come to the  conclusion that his  report would have's'  more  beneficial effect on the  laboring-  classes if he were not associated with the  company's nominee   iu   making   it, although he unqualifiedly agreed with me  in the whole matter.  Having   lived for some years in the  mining camps of British Columbia, in  eluding  Greenwood,  I   am   thoroughly  familiar with labor conditions there.    It  is a fact that the American  labor organization,  known as the Western Federation of Miners, has for years been strenuously endeavoring to establish itself in  the mining camps of British Columbia.  It is notorious that many of the leading  spirits of this, organization in the States  not   only   countenance   but  encourage  methods and principles which are iu defiance of law and order, and it is greatly  to   be  deplored that  this organization,  should have been permitted to gain any  foolhold whatever iu Canada.   It is hard  for citizens of thc eastern portion of this  country to understand  to what lengths  prominent members of this organization  are prepared to go in their effort to dominate other members, and to enforce their  wishes upon any community in whsch  theyjoperate.   It is clear from evidence  given   at trials given   iu   the   Western  Stales, that violations of the law sometimes involving crimes of violence and  even murder have been committed anil  justified by members of this organization,  and their defence has bejn paid for by  the unions and public subscriptions made  for them through the unions.  After a most careful consideration of all  the evidence brought before thc board  I am convinced that the employees of the  British Columbia Copper company have  no real grievance against the company  and that the grievances alleged by the  Miners' union were merely trumped up  by ollicers of the Greenwood Miners'  union No. 22, a branch of the above mentioned Western Federation of Miners, as  they considered that the time was an opportune one to force the'company to n  recognition of the union in such a way us  to make it absolutely 'necessary for anyone'applying for work in the company  to join the union.  It is quite clear from the evidence offered thut these officers were notonly not  acting in the best interests of the employees of thc company, in endeavoring:  to inake' trouble with the company,' but  were actually taking steps lo this end iu  opposition to the expressed opinion of a  large proportion of the employees.  The leading spirit of the Greenwood  Miners' union appear.-* to be one Heather,  ton, who conducted the case for the Mtii.  ers' union before the conciliation board,  and iu giving evidence he took a pride in  describing methods, followed by the  union in recruiting new members, and in  dealing with those who would not become members,' in which intimidation  and bliickntoil were the leading features.  The address made to the board by the  manager of Lhc company aiitl the answer  thereto made by the above mentioned  Ileatherlon are set out iu full length,  as they seem to- give< a reasonable indication of the spirit iu which the company and thc union approached the bjartl.  MANAO'ICK'SJ ADDKKS3.  " Upon receipt of the copy of the application fora board of conciliation, we  wrote the honorable the minister of labor  suggesting that the board be not appointed, 119 there were no matters iu.dispute between ourselves and our: employees. The honorable minister decided that it was better to grant the  bourd, anil we have therefore entered  (Concluded oa J'ajje 4.) THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  out of tlio ollice and out of town: nc  doubtless means well, but he should  explain his little jokes In advance.  Some Arizona Kicker News Items  and an Editorial Policy.  PEGGING   ALONG   AS   USUAL  Contemporaries Who Were Unkind  Enough to Observe That They Would  Like lo Attend a Lynching Bee���������The  Choking Cure.  [Copyright, 130.1, by T. C. McClure.]  fT'S early  in the winter yet, nnd  yel the whisky In all the saloons  of  Givendnm   Gulch   has   frozen  solid and been thawed out three  different times. In a month more we'll  be drinking Ice water and paying for  the other stuff.  Tbe mayor of tho town of Lone Jack  pulled his gun and fired at a man the  other day und killed a dog. The man  who invests lu real estate in thnt town  is going to get left.  We fool sorry In a way at being compelled to announeo the suspension, of  the rine tl III r.anner, a weekly paper  set afloat about sis mouths ago. We  told Brother Ilarker'wheu he started it  that he would have to do some shooting to secure a circulation, but he believed in brotherly love and has come  out as we predicted. You can't come  out of a sawmill lu Wisconsin or a  dairy in Ohio and run a newspaper in  Arizona on those lines, and you might  as well cease trying. Men don't hanker to shoot an editor every day in the  week, but when the fit does come on  they want to feel that he will shoot  back and make things interesting.  We learn that forty critters loiitin  around this burg sent a petition to,  Washington the other day to have us  bounced as postmaster under the new  administration. It can't be done short  of an earthquake, nnd they might as  well quit trying. We might let go of  the smallpox, but never of an ollice.  The Grass Valley Tribune says that  the Kl'-lcer gives eastern people n false  Irrtpressiou of Arizona and thereby  hinders new citizens from coining in.  We plead guilty. Two months ago the  editor of the i'ribuue legged it for thc  woods when a man with a gun came  in to demand an apology, and we so  stated. That isn't Arizona at all.  One of those incidents inseparable  from life in a now and patriotic community occurred nt (he Royal hotel on  Tuesday last. A dm miner from Chicago found fault with the holes in tlie  tiiblec-Ioth and carried it to such excess that initio host felt compelled to  shoot him through the shoulder. After  tbe bullet had been extracted the  drummer decided to apologize. Men  who go about picking up trifles must  expect more or less trouble.  It is quite likely that from three to  live of the mail carriers sent out from  this postoflice will be eaten by wolves  or bears during the winter, and any  one wishing to be on hand as a substitute should hand in his name at an  early date. Uncle Sam's mall can't  stop because a few employees get  chawed up.  Several of our esteemed contemporaries have been unkind enough during  the last week to observe that they  should like to attend a lynching bee  with us as the central  figure.   They  Put on No Lugs.  We havo always contended that if  Colonel Harris and ex-Judge White,  both of Grass Valley, ever got into n  real hot argument there would be  shooting between them. The affair  came off three or four days ago. They  got to talking about the late political  campaign nnd culling ouch other liars  and renegades, and then each one  drew and opened (Ire. From the noise  and snioko created tho town Dgured  on having to bury at least leu victims,  but when all was over not so much as  a coat button had been cut away. All  bang and no oue hurt. And Arizona is  looking for statehood when such farces  arc being played.  Two weeks ago, afler having given  proper noiice, we turned outdoors the  crowd of loafers that has been infesting the mayor's oflice for the last year  and toasting their shins at the expense  of the town. As a result we are charged with thinking ourself as mayor too  good to associate with the common  run, and tliere are dark threats as to  what may happen next spring. We  are a plain man. We put on no lugs.  We have drunk with a half breed and  bunted with a Digger Indian, and if  certain white men can't see that we  must dignify our oflice to a certain extent to prevent its being turned into a  beer garden we have nothing to say to  them.  As mayor of Giveadam Gulch we  bounced the city marshal last week,  and the place is open to a man of sand  who can shoot two handed Mid who  isn't afraid of killing a cowboy or a  terror now and then. The job pays $2  a day, and in caso of the officer's death  while iu the line of duty his widow  gets a pension.  Mr. Holy Terror Montana, who set  out to run this town about two years  ago and didn't make a success of it,  was hung last week in a small town in  New Mexico. Before he left here in  obedience to a warning from the vigilance committee we struggled with;  him like a brother; but, though he  talked to us with tears in his eyes, our  words had no lasting effect ou him.  His business was removing humanity  to a better clime, and he had pursued  it so long that he couldn't change to  farming or other peaceful pursuits.  M. QUAD.  HIS WORRIED WIFE.  What   Caused   Her  to   Think   Hubby  Ought to Be Examined.  OCTOlt,"    said    Mrs.    Spriggs-  wcrth, "1 wish you would come  and see my husband as soon as  you can do so conveniently.   I've been  urging him to call on you at your office, but 1 Just can't get him started.  I'm awfully worried about him."  "I will try to stop and see him this  afternoon.   Is he In bed?"  "Oh, no! No, he's uot In bed. and perhaps.you had better come In the evening or early In the morning, because  you won't Und him at home in the  afternoon."  "Very well, I'll come tonight. What  seems to be the trouble? Has he  (.���������aught u bad cold?"  "No; be hasn't any more of a cold  than it is common for most people to  have at this time of the year. I really don't know what is the matter with  him, I think you ought to give him a  thorough examination."  "I'm sorry to hear that his health is  not good. 1 thought when I saw him  a few days ago Unit he was looking  remarkably well. When did you begin  to notice that he was uot feeling  right V"  "Why, he claims that there is nothing the mailer with him, but of course  there must be."  "Does he appear to be bothered by  Indigestion?"  "Xo. lie has always been very free  from anything of that kind. You see,  he manages to get a good deal of outdoor exercise."  "That's   good.    A   man   who   takes  plenty of outdoor exercise really ought  lo have  little use for a doctor.   Perhaps   the  trouble   ls  with   his   eyes.  Does   he   complain   much   of   having  headaches?"  "No.   He never has them at all."  "Well, does he seem to be run down  physically?"  "Not noticeably so."  "Is  he unusually  nervous or irritable?"  "Oh, no; not nt all. Really, do you  know, I sometimes believe he can't  have a nerve in his body. He is always so placid. Nothing ever seems to  disturb him in the least."  "A very curious case, Indeed.   What  has caused you to think I ought to ex-  i amine him?"  j "Why. he hasn't been in bed a day  I or taken a drop of medicine for about  j fifteen years, and 1 can't get it out of  j my head that he ought to see a doctor  before he gets down sick. It may be  ! that an operation of some kind now  ! would save him an awfully hard time  later on."���������Chicago Record-Herald.  ^sswxifS!miri^&mmm/mimmiaf!S  A purely herbal bairn; best  thing for tho tsndar skins of  children, yet powerful enough  to heal an aiiisSt'3 ohronlo sore;  highly antiseptic; eases pain  and smarting soon as applied���������  that Is Zam-Buk. Remember  It 13 purely herbal���������no mineral  poisons, no animal fats. Power  and purity combined I ������������������  s J  All drazgiats and stores sell at SOc. a box.  mmmrWmwmhWBmaBBa  Reading in Proportion  "To-morrow you may have something to eat," promised the doctor to  tho patient, who was now convalescing  and correspondingly hungry.  The patient realized that there  would bo a restraint to his appetite,  yet lie hoped for a modest, steaming  meal.  "Here is your dinner," said the  nurse next day, as she gave the patient a spoonful of tapioca pudding;  "and thc doctor emphasizes that  everything else you do must be in the  same proportion."  Two hours later the nurse heard a  frantic call from thc bed-chamber.  "Nurse," breathed the man, heavily,  "I want to do some reading; bring mc  a postage stamp."  Tommy���������"Pop, what is a skeptic?"  Tommy's Pop���������"A skeptic, my son, is  a person who doubts anything you arc  sure of."���������Philadelphia Record.  His Best Authority  Being eager to know how his offspring, Haymow, Jr., was getting  along in the big metropolis, Haymow,  Sr., one day repaired thither from his  rural habitat and sought information  of his brother, long since established  in the city.  "Wall," snid Haymow, Sr.. "what  do you hear about Ebenezer?"  "Oh, I understand," remarked tlie  young hopeful's uncle, "that he is invaluable in his new job."  DELICATE LITTLE CHILDREN  MADE WELL AND STRONG  The little ones are frail. Their hold  on life is slight. A slight disorder  rnn.y become serious if not promptly  attended to. Al the very first symptom of trouble Baby's Own Tablets  should be given.' Thi3 medicine  promptly cures' indigestion and all  stomach troubles, constipation, diarrhoea, and brings thc little teeth  through painlessly. You can give the  Tablets with equally good' results to  the now born baby or well grown child.  Mrs. R. G. Flewcll, Uxbridge, Ont..  says:���������"I hnve used Baby's Own Tablets and find them n perfect medicine  for stomach nnd bowel troubles." Sold  by medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents n box from the Dr. Willinms'  Medicine Co., Brockvillc, Ont.  'I swan!  the  ���������   From a Forthcoming Novel.  Pauic stricken, wo saw that our little airboat in which we had endeavored lo escape from the wreck of the  airship was rapidly filling with atmosphere.  "Bail her out!" shouted Corkney.  And all through the night we dipped  out the air with our hats nnd flung it  back into the sky.���������New i'ork Life.  WE HAVE GOT A SPIUIT OF EXULTATION-  ABOUT US THAT MAKES US KEEP DOISO  THINGS."  don't like our ways, and we are sorry  for it, but it's the way we were  brought up, and we can't help it We  have got a spirit of- exultation about  us that makes us keep on doing things.  A Certain Individual.  An individual calling himself Texas  Jack, who has been hanging around  the Gulch for the last two months and  bragging of the number of men he has  planted, took a walk last night and is  now somewhere between here and  Florence. The vigilance committee  was the cause of It. Fie said he  wouldn't go at first, but after the  noose had been tightened on hiru two  or three times he derided to travel.  Many things have been tried in the  west to move u bad man ou. but nothing has been found so effective ns a  little choking. The* change of sentiment produced is almost Instantaneous, nnd rope is wonderfully cheap. ,  Mr. Henry Millington. a gentleman  fifty years old, arrived here from St.  Louis Inst Sunday In quest of Information concerning his son William, who  was last heard of in this vicinity. With  our usual cheerfulness we dropped nil  work nnd began an investigation nnd  nt the end of nn hour was able to assure the anxious father that William  lies burled about four miles out on  the Dog Creek rond. It wns about the  1st of October that some cowboys  overtook him on a stolen broncho after  n pursuit of fifteen miles. The father  was more or less affected; hut, on- the  whole, he was glad that William had  found rest and peace at last.  At the Hellso Opern House Thursday night the Boston Ideal Theatrical  company put on the piny of "Uncle  Tom's Cabin" nnd gave a lino performance. Of course all the lights In  tho Jjouse wero shot out  when  the  proper moment arrived, nnd of courso  the boys made Uucle Tom and Legrco  do a hot act by shooting at their feet;  but, on the whole, things passed off  beautifully.  Mr. Jack Bristop, who thinks his  mission on earth Js to go nround righting wrongs, rode over a hundred miles  to drop In on us last Monday. According to him, wo nro wrong, nnd he bad  n gun out to right us before wo knew  that lie was In tho sanctum. Ills  shooting was so mighty poor that wc  were ashamed to havo to split his  right car with a bullet nud scare biro.  New Complexities.  "What do (he letters It. S. V. P. at  the bottom of this invitation mean?"  asked Mr. Cumrox.  "Why, everybody knows that they  signify 'Please answer.'"  "Great Scott, this spelling reform is  playing smash, isn't it?"���������Washington  Star.  "Moreover,  I understand  that  boss simply can't do without him."  -   "How you talk."  "An* Ebene/.cr'll be a partner within  a year or so, according to what I  hoar from the same source."  Haymow, Sr., stroked his board,  highly satisfied.  "By the way, who told you all this  about Ebenezer?" he inquired.  "Ebenczer."  "Oh."  The artist was of thc impressionist  school. He had just given the last  touches to a purple and blue canvas  when his wife came into the studio.  "My dear." said he, "this is the landscape I wanted you to suggest a title  foiv" "Why not call it 'Home,' " she  said, after a long look. "Home?  Why?" "Because there's no place like  it," she replied meekly.  "And mamma," sobbed the unhappy  wife, "he threw his slippers across the  room and t'told me to go to the dev-  dcv-dcvil."  "You did right, child, to come  straight to me."  No Bars Against This Immigration  The Canadian Northwest continues  to enjoy a rather different kind of immigration from that which comes to  our shores from Southern Europe. The  immigration office at Winnipeg the  other day passed a farmer from Iowa  who had $25,000 in United States  notes tucked away in his pockets. On  one day within a .week'or two 30 home-  seekers or farm buyers from the  United States passed through that  office, nnd the smallest sum of money  any of them had wns $5,000. No question of putting up thc bars against immigration from the western -United  States is now before thc Canadian  parliament.���������Springiield Republican.  One.of the largest sawmills in the  world has been erected on the island  of Hawaii by a company which hns  a contract lo furnish a million ties, a  year to an American railroad.  The butter of courtesy' should be  thickly spread upon the bread of independence.  The government of Uruguay has appropriated $25,000 for investigation of  that country's supposed coal deposits.  The back rack is the hardest road in  the world to travel.  Editor���������Will you explain to me why  it is that your contributions are so  full of split infinitives?  Candidate���������Oh. that is the new di-  rectoire effect that I apply to language.  Worms sap the strength nnd undermine the vitality of children.   Streng-  The Pain of Persistency  One of the Chinese modes of punish1  ment is to, place the culprit where a  drop of water will fall on his head for  hours, or even for days if he can stand  it so long. The torture this inflicts is  proved by nn experience that Colonel  Fred Burnaby had in Vienna several  years ago. A school teacher bet him  thnt he would not be able to let a pint  of water, drop by drop, fall on his  hand. Burnaby laughed at the very  idea of his not being able to stand it,  and the test began.  Although the strong .nan talked and  jested gaily at first, it was not long  before he began to show signs of distress. At about the two hundredth  drop���������for the school teacher kept tally  ���������an expression of pain crossed his  face.  When the third hundred had. been  entered his hand began to swell and  then  them  by using Mother Graves' grow red.    Then the skin burst and  Worm Exterminator  parasites.  to drive out the  His Last and Only Thought.  Anything to Oblige.  They were a very young and obviously bride-aud-bridegroomish looking  couple. On entering the little tea shop  in the upper avenue the maid tactfully  led them to a private room which  chauccd to be vacant. Tea was ordered  and served. As the waitress was leaving the room the young man discovered an Important fault in the service.  "Oh, waitress," he said, "may we  have a spoon here?"  "Sure," said the girl. "I won't come  back for ten minutes, and you can  have the room all to yourselves."���������  New Tork Herald.  Grandfather���������H-h-have you y-y-your  life in-iu-iusured, Arthur?  Grandson���������Life nothing! But the  machine is.���������Harper's Weekly.  A Danger.  "Why don't you read up on scientific farming?"  "I started that once," answered Mr.  Corntossel. "It didu't pay. I got so  Interested readln' that I forgot to go  out and farm."���������Washington Star.  Horrible.  "That was an awful disaster. There  was only-one survivor. Isn't that terrible?"  "Fearful!    What a bore he'll be."-  A Soft Answer.  When Marshal Bernndotte was offered the Swedish throne Napoleon  bitterly opposed the idea. It was n  simple answer which quelled the emperor's antagonism. "What!" said Ber-  nndotte. "Would you have me greater  than yourself anil refuse n crown?"  The Objection.  Tess���������I thought you said you were  going to get some pajamas?  Bess���������I was, but I couldu't find any  I liked.  Tess���������What was the matter?  Bess���������1 couldn't get them on over  my head.���������Cleveland Leader.  Leather may be waterproofed by  painting it with a combination of two  ounces each of Burgundy pitch, soft  wax, and turpentine, and one ounce  of raw linseed oil, applied warm.  "Sometimes," said a would-be  humorist," "I think my jokes are  awfully bad. I s'pose that's niv modesty?" "No." was the reply, "Hint's  your common sense!"  the pain grew more and more excruciating. Finally, at the four hundred  and twentieth drop, Burnaby gave it  up' and acknowledged himself beaten.  Iceland Vetoes Stimulants  Iceland is nothing if not thorough.  A bill prohibiting the imported sale of  intoxicants, in any form, either in  cakes, sweets, or chocolates, has been  introduced into their parliament.  All alcoholic spirits on ships arc to  remain under seal whilst the ships.are  in Icelandic waters, and these "seals  may only be released by the authorities when the ship leaves.' The votes  of the people has been taken, and the  large majority is in favor of complete  prohibition.  Then He Sat-Down ...  "I- was not always thus," said a  seedy-looking agitator. "When I first  opened my eyes in this world our  family circumstances were far better  than mine are. Time was when I  sought no luxury but I obtained it;  when my every fancy .was gratified,  when I was accustomed to pass this  very spot in my own carriage, and  my mother���������bless her���������" "Used to  push it," bawled an ..unsympathetic  member of the audience who knew  the speaker in other days.  Nasal Orthography  This storyette took place in a school  in America���������whore Business Innocence comes from.  "Now, boy," said the teacher to the  now pupil, "what is your name?"  "John Timmins," replied the young-  ster.  The teacher wrote his name down in  the book before her.  "And where do-you live, Johnny?"  she asked.  "Snohomish, Wash.," replied th*  pupil.  A look of perplexity swept across the  teacher's fnce.  "And how do you spell it, Johnny?"  she asked.  "Please, ma'am, you don't spell it,"  replied Johnny.   "You snesze it." .  Minard's  Friend.  Liniment,    Lumberman's  Culture Below Stairs^  The girl had been throe weeks in  the employ of nn artistic family, but  her .time had been by no means wasted. Her mistress was giving her instructions as to the dinner.  "Don't forget the potatoes," enjoined the lady.  "No, ma'am," was the reply; "will  you 'ave 'em in their jackets or in  the hood?"  Merely Local.  Young Thomas, afflicted with a green  apple pain In his midst, thus explained  his condition to his mother: "Mother,  I've got nn -'awful bad pain right in the  middle of my stomach, but the rest of  me feels flne!"���������Llppincott's Magazine.  Something Stable.  Stude (preparing for junior week)���������  No, I don't want to learn any fancy  dances. I want something stable, like  the twostep.  Instructor ��������� How about the barn  dance?���������Cornell Widow.  Lessen These, Too  We've thc telegraph wireless,  The church that is spireless,  The gas that is tireless,  Yet these we desire less,  Than roads which are mireless,  Than hoboes who're tireless,  Campaigns that are liarless,  And statesmen who're hirelcss.  Only Fair to Women  A writer in an exchange says that  every  county  town   has,   or  is  sup-  L,������Sefi..t0.. ll.ale'..-a--C������U:rt !L������lMe' 5nd if! Uw "fuming" manager "hastened'to ask  the delinquents why thoy had failed  Retreat?     Neverl  In an Irish garrison town a theatrical company was giving performances, and some soldiers from the  local barracks were engaged to act,as  supers. Their duties included thc  waging of a fierce fight in which, afte."  a stirring struggle, one army was defeated on a given signal from th*  prompter. For a few nights all went  well, but on the Friday evening a  special performance of the p.'ece wns  to he given under the patronage of the  colonel and other officers of the garrison. The two armies met as usual at.  the end of the second act, when they  fought and fought and kept on fighting, regardless of the agonized glare  in the eye of their (actor) general, who  hoarsely ordered the proper army to  "Retreat, confound you." But the  fight still went on, and soon the horrified manager saw the wrong army  being driven slowly off the stage, still  fighting desperately. Down came the  curtain  amid  roars  of  laughter,  and  "You are a sharp boy, Tommy."  "Well, I ought to be.   Dad takes me  into his study and strops me three or  four times a week."  ALL OVER TBE WORLD  thousands of housewives  use Sunlight 5oap in preference to any other, because  it cleanses the clothes more  thoroughly, and at half the  cost without Injury to  hands or fabric.  . Costa Rica.  Costa Rica enn claiir,,.jc double honor of being one of the first discovered  nnd least revolutionary portions of the  American continent. Visited by Columbus during his third voyage, It was  peopled by Spanish adventurers early  In the sixteenth century and until 1821  formed part of the kingdom of Guatemala. The greatest battle In Its history  took place nt the Lagitria do Ocho-  niogo nnd decided whether Cosla Wen  wns to become nn independent republic or a part of Mexico.  A Farm Hand's Heart Sobs.  Mary treads the medder.  Look before she's gone,  Sweeter nor a dewdrop  With a halo on.  > i  Shall I up and woo her, >'  Wildly nsk her "Wilt?"  Totally fereettln' V  JHow my faco ls built? I  Shall I tell my sorrer ;  In one plercln' shout  Till hor sweet lips qulvor  And a "Yes" drops outT       ,  Never!   For a lover  I'm constructed wrong.  Blighted, I shall perish  Whlsperln' this none:  Alary treads the medder  With her hair of silk.  Sweeter nor a rose leaf  In a glass of milk.  ���������Thomas I!. Vharra In New York Tlmw,  HOW'S THIS?  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  We, the undersigned, have known F  J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and  believe him perfectly honorable in all  business transactions and financially  able to carry out any obligations made  by his firm.  Wnlding, Kinnnn & Mnrvin,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly- upon the  blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price  75 cents per bottle. Sold by nil Druggists.  Take Hall's Family Pills for Constipation.  no other provision is made for a  "rest room" for the country woman  corning to thc village to trade, there  might be a room set apart in this  building, equipped with conveniences,  to which the country woman may  retire to get herself in shape for her  shopping after the rough, dusty ride  over the country roads. Country  merchants do not give enough  thought to the comfort of their customers, nnd for this reason, in many  instances, the journey to the store  for most women of the farm is often  looked upon as a disagreeable duty  which cannot be shirked.  An eastern state hns put upon its  statute book recently a law that punishes parents who do not care for  their children and do not support  them. The wife '. must also be supported, and the fact that she and her  children are not supported shall be  evidence of neglect on the part of the  father.: This state has done a great  deal for the children, but now the  law requires that having chillren  shall bring with it the responsibility  for their care. This, in these high-  priced times, will argue against big  families, in a measure. A house-iall  of children means the need of a good  salary.���������Bryan's Commoner.  to retreat on hearing the signal.  "Retreat," roared a burly fusilier  whose visage had been badly battered,  "and is it retreat ye'd have us, wid th-  colonel and all the officers in the  boxes?"  You Couldn't Disconcert Him  Two young ladies on the promenade  had been watching the vessels pass  through a telescope lent them by  an "ancient mariner." On handing  the glass back, one of them remarked  that it was a good one.  "Yes, miss," said the old tar, "that  'ere telescope was given me by Lord  Nelson."  "Good gracious! Why Nelson has  boon dead over one hundred years."  "Well, I'm blowed," said the salty  one.   *"Ow the time do fly!"  Black Eye for Blackstone  .  ''Your honor," said Moman Pruiett,  the criminal lawyer, "since reports  and modern law are not sufficient to  convince you, let me read this section  from Blackstone, the father of common law, and undoubted authority.  He supports my contention precisely."  "You had as well sit down, Mr.  Pruiett; I have decided - the point  against you," replied the court. "You  need.not citc'more cases; I have overruled your demurrer, and do not care  to hear you read the section."  "I know you have, your honor, I  know you have," sarcastically said the  redoubtable lawyer. "I know it, but  I just wanted to show the court what  a fool Blackstone was."  Good Health  ���������is within reach of nearly every  man and woman who earnestly  desires it.    Start right with  Sold Everywhere.  In Boxes 35 cents*  Special Notice To The Province  Agents wanted for B. Shragge, 396  Princess St., Winnipeg, to collect all  kinds of scrap iron, brass, copper,  lead, zinc, old rubber boots and shoes,  bottles, rags and bones.  MaBsMaBMarMIBJfl^  Real English  and  to Measure from  ������.I4 to  A Peacemaker  "You're a liar!" exclaimed the first  man.  "You're another!" retorted number  two.  "Calm yourselves, gentlemen," interposed tlie peacemaker. "It is quite  possible that you are both right."���������-  Philadelphia Inquirer.  Minard's  cians.  Liniment used by  Physi-  The Nine Pointg of Law.  The nine points of tho law nre thus  concisely it somewhat cynically given: (1) A good deal of money; (2) a  good deal of patience; (li) a good cause;  (<1) a good lawyer; (5) a good counsel;  (0) good witnesses; (7) a good Jury; (8)  n good Judge; (0) good luck,  Chinese Rosaries'.  Some Chlneso rosaries are made of  wooden beads with leather tassels, on  which nre small brass rings, and are  finished at tho ends with brass ornaments and tags of leather.  The Three Primary Colon.  Avoiding technical terms, all colors  nre composed of the union of three  simple colors���������viz, red, blue and yellow. Every tint In the rainbow may  bo made from the combination of these  colors, White Is composed of a blend-  Innr nl" nil the colors.  dMr  The Culprit Nailed  One winter's evening in the city of  Belfast, when a water inspector wns  going his round, he stopped nt one of  the mains in a busy street to turn off  the water owing to some repairs. Ho  had just put the handle on the tap  and began turning when a hund was  placed on his shoulder. Looking  round, he was confronted by a tipsy  gentleman, who-said, in a drunken  tone:  "So I have found you nt last, have  I? It's you that's turning the street  round, is it?"���������Glasgow Herald.  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Always Everywhere in Canada Ask For EDDY'S MATCHES  if  1  m  4  Vil  <-���������  111  ' r  r>\ ���������:Ai-.frWlS,ffi3'.������S8:  THE   LEDGE.   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  ROWING BOYS  AND GROWING GIRL  Need Dr, -Williams' Pink Pills lo Give  Them Health and Strength.  Growing boys as well as girls need  such a tonic as Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills to keep the blood rich, red and  pure and give -them health and  strength. ��������� Mrs. Edward - Koch, postmistress at Prince's Lodge, N. S., tells  the great benefit her little son has do-  , rived from the use of this world fam  rius medicine. " Mrs. Koch says:���������"My  little son, Reginald, had been troubled  with anaemia almost since birth. He  was always a sickly" looking child,  with no energy and little or no appetite. His veins showed very plainly  through his skin and he had several  serious attacks of stomach and bowel  trouble, and on one occasion his life  was despaired of by two doctors who  ���������-were attending him. His little body  was slowly wasting away until he  was nohing more than a skeleton.  He was peevish and fretful and a misery "to himself. Having read and  heard so much' of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills I determined to try them in his  case, and after giving them to him  for a couple of months they certainly  worked wonders with him. To-day  he is fat and healthy looking; ho has  a hearty appetite, is ablo to play like  other children, and is bright and energetic, instead of dull and listless as he  used to be. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  have changed my puny, sickly child,  into a rugged, hearty boy."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cured this  sickly boy because thoy went down  to the root of the trouble in his'blood.  That is why they never fail. Bad  blood is the cause of all common diseases like anaemia (bloodlcssness).  eczema, paleness, headaches, indigestion, kidney trouble, neuralgia, rheumatism and the special ailments that  only growing girls ' and womenfolk  know. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills don't  bother with mere symptoms, they cure  diseases through the blood. They  don't cure for a day���������they cure to stay  cured. Do not take any pills without  the full name "Dr. Williams' Pink-  Pills for Pale People" on the wrapper  around each box. Sold by all medicine dealers or by mail at 50 cents a  box or six boxes for $2.50 from the Dr  Williams' Medicine Co., . Brockville  Ont...  HOW,-IT.FEELS TO FLY.  ,��������� The Sorrow of Parting  M. Serpollet had finished his holiday in England and paid the exorbitant hotel bill. His heart was sad  yet his native courtesy was as perfect  as ever.  "Send ze proprietaire to me," ho  said to the waiter, and presently mine  host entered.  _ Immediately Serpollet was all beaming smiles.  "Ah, let me embrace you! Lot mo  kees you!" he cried ia ecstacy of  welcome.  "But why do you want to embrace  me, sir?   I don't understand."  "Ah, saire, but look at zees bcel "  "Your bill.   Yes, but what of it?"  "Vot  of  it?    Vy,   it  means  zat I  s all nevaire, nevaire see you again,  dear saire."���������London Sketch.  Lord Lucas, who is so ably sup  porting Mr. Hnldane in the territorial .|  scheme, tells^a good story of a teachc  in a midland town noted for his patri  otic fervor. One day he was explain  ing to his class what he thought was  a sad lack of the proper spirit in the.  average English boy.  "Now, Tommy," he said, "tell u?  what you would think if you saw a  Union Jack waving proudly over tht  field of battle?"  "I should think," was the logical  reply of Thomas, "that the wind was  blowing."  Sure Of It  The irate parent presented himself  before the culprits. "Young man," de-  manded he, with the utmost sternness,  "have I caught you kissing my daughter?"  If by this he expected to plunge the  young visitor into confusion, it must  be confessed that the old gentleman  was greatly mistaken, inasmuch as the  young... visitor evinced the greatest  ���������calmness.  "I hope, sir," he said, "there is no  mistake about it. The lights are none  too bright, and I would be much mortified to learn that, after all, I was  ���������kissing the housemaid."   :  A First Trip .In an Aeroplane With  Wilbur Wright.  One of the adventurous spirits wlio  have been aloft In Wilbur WrighUs  jieroplano describes his sensations as  follows: "I was wedged Into a canvas  covered, straw stuffed seat, mounted  on the center of the oil bespattered  wing of the aeroplane, with a wooden  crossbar for my feet to keep me  wedged tightly home'.' ��������� Wilbur Wright  climbed over the wire stays and wooden bars thnt attach the forward rudder to the maiu .wings nnd came  around to his own place on my left.  The familiar signal was given. Wilbur Wright fastened the two lower  buttons of his jacket, as we had seen  hJm do many a time before. Then,  climbing 'into his seat, he nulled Ills  peaked cloth cap well over his eyes,  Jjeaned forward, hesitated a second to  see that the man nt the wing tip was  ready, released the catch, and we were  off���������ves, off, and with such a rush  that wo seemed to have-been shot  forth from the mouth of a cannon.  Prepared ns I was for a quick start,  theterrific Impetus sniggered uie.  "But almost before my thoughts hail  lime to shape themselves definitely It  was over. Tliere wns n thud in the  rear���������only the wooden bogy, which  had dropped fo the ground on reaching the end of the starting rail. No  need to worry about that, and we  wero being gently swayed in a calm  atmosphere. We wero climbing upward moderately fast, to judge by the  way In which the grouud was slipping  away underneath. But a minute later  even this had stopped, and we were  slowly advancing with n gently undulating" motion which made one smile  -"at the thought that this could end In  disaster.  '���������But how deceiving It wns! The  sensation suggests that you nre being  cradled in the air. You nre moving so  gently that you could not come to any  harm if you fell. There is not much  wind, only a gentle breeze���������nothing  whatever to disturb you. And reason  insisted: You are traveling at forty  miles an hour. You have got nothing  to support you. Down there, fifty feer  nway, under thnt purple heather. Is  the hard ground Waitiug to wreck you  and the ranebine. ��������� If the engine stops,  the air. which is now lulling you, will  turn traitor nnd let you fall cruelly.  If the pilot forgets himself for an Instant, you may rush downward at the  speed of nn express train or you may  overturn altogether.  "One, two. three and four rounds of  the field. Minutes had lengthened out,  the novelty had long ceased, and I alternately gazed- around idly or wntctied the motionless figure thnt had never  proffered a word or given a sign that  ho was aware ,of my presense. Presently we touch, when I do not know,  for I felt no shock whatever, but after  a few seconds of this silent glide the  machine comes to a stop, and it is  over.  . "We step out together, and I break  tho silence with my congratulations  and thanks. 'Yes,' replied Wilbur  Wright briefly. Then, looking round:  'Now, wouldn't that make you tired?  I thought 1: was close, to my stn rt Ing  rail, and I am 300 yards nwny from it!  The sun was In my eyes.'"���������Chicago  News.  CHINESE METHODS.  A Queer Story About the Death of the  Late Emperor.  It Is stated on authority by the  Revue of Paris that the late emperor  and the empress dowager of China did  riot-rile within two days of each other  by the unulded decree of fate. While  the aged aunt had natural reasons for.  passing away, the demise of the imperial nephew was artificially accelerated. Knowing that she was about to  die, the malevolently murderous or  highly statesmanlike old woman dragged her unfortunate relative into the  grave with her. This left the way  open for a three-yenr-old buby, son .of  the emperor's younger brother, Obtun,  to ascend the- throne and presumably  preserve the peace of China.  Kwang Su had long been suspicious  of h<s wily aunt and had plauned to  shut her up In a safe place. The empress dowager got ahead of hor neph-.  ew and made him a prisoner, while  she seized the complete reins of government. On her deathbed last November Tsze An caused the grand  council to uame Chun's infant son ns  successor to the throne and the father  as regent. It remulned to dispose of  the living emperor. After a coufer-  once between the chief eunuch, Prince  Tslng, the chief of the Imperial family, and . Yuan Shi Kill, an luiplacnbio  enemy of the emperor, It was announced to the world that Kwung Su  had a bud case of heart disease and  might not survive his venerable aunt.  At 10 o'clock lu the morning the  captive emperor was visited In his secluded apartments by the chief eunuch  and two assistants. The chief eunuch  iinuouneed to Kwang Su that In view  of his aunt's near departure it was  not seemly for him to linger on. His  glorious presence was desired in heaven by his Imperial ancestors. The  eunuch laid on a table sonic opium  pills, n package of gold leaf and. a  silk cord, saying that the emperor  could take his choice. If he did not  help himself to any of these things  'withlu three hours the eunuch said  that he rind Ills assistants would be  compelled to strangle their beloved and  Imperial ruler with the silk cord.  The young man did not have to be  told how to use any of the articles.  In China opium poisoning is common,  and it_Is not rare to produce death by  inhaling gold lenf, which seals the  glottis and causes speedy suffocation.  Kwnng Su, watched by the two assistant eunuchs, preferred to swallow the  opium pills. When the chief eunuch  came back at the appointed time' the  emperor was unconscious, and he expired nt 5 o'clock in the afternoon.  The infant Pu Yi was immediately proclaimed emperor. The next day Tsze  Au died, happy in the knowledge that  the last act of her long career was n  statesmanlike murder of her nephew.  H  TOOK A ^  FRIEND'S ADVIG  AND DODD'S KIDNEY P.iLLS SOON  CURED  HIS BACKACHE  After Five Years,  By FRANCES WILSON.  How Malcolm McKr'nnon Found Com-  "We'II have tea, I think," she said U  a meditative manner,,, leaning he  cheek against two fingers of her lef  hand, "and perhaps some of those lit  tie cakes, the ones that are so tempt  Ll.lte,,??d..P^n:a,rl!lt���������R,el|e.f..l:,;om,' ing "on 7he "outside a~nd all" emptYnes"  His Kidney and Stomach Troubles  Shunacadie, Cape Breton Co., N. S���������  (Special).���������Suffering- with-. Baekaeht-  so much that he could not work, Malcolm McKinnon, a well-known resident of this place, took a friend's advice and used Dodd's Kidney Pills  The-result is that he, is back at work  and his Backache is gone.  "Yes," he says, in speaking of his  case, "I was troubled with Backache,  due to wet feet and hard work, It  got so severe at last I was quite unable to do my work.  "It was through a friend's advice I  started to use Dodd's Kidney Pills,  and I was soon aware that they were  doing mo good. My back was easier  and I had less pain in urinating.  "As Dodd's Kidney Pills had done  mo so much good I thought I would  try Dodd's Dyspepsia 'Jablets and I  dirl so with marvellous effect. Two  boxes sot my stomach right."  ��������� With Dodd's Kidney Pills to keep  my Kidneys well and the blood pure  tvnd Dodd's Dyspepsia Tablets to put  tho stomach in shape so thnt the body  receives tho nourishment it needs you  are 'assured of the two first essentials  of health. Any doctor will tell you  Hint.  Temperature of the Sun  Now we have reached tho very limits  of earthly temperature, so far as  science has gone, and next we turn  our attention to the sun. How hot is  it? The estimates vary all the way  from 10,000 degrees F. to 10,800,000  degrees. This latter temperature was  proposed by Secchi, a distinguished  Italian astronomer-and director of the  Florentine observatory. Eecont  studies, however, seem to indicate that  the sun's temperature varies from  10,000 degrees F. to 18,000 degrees F.  A WINDSOR  LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I will send free,  with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-  rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,  Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian  Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,  Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in  the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney  and Bladder Troubles, where caused  by weakness peculiar to our sex.  You can continue treatment at home  at a cost of only about 12 cents a  week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free orr request. Write to-day. Address Mrs  M. Summen, Box H.I., Windsor. Ont.  The Treatment of Erysipelas.  Aspinwnll Judd of New York recommends the use of strong carbolic  acid painted on the surface in cases of  erysipelas until the surface is whitened nnd then followed by swabbing  with alcohol. The treatment must go  a half Inch beyond the border of the  eruption to destroy all the germs. The  unbearable Itching, burning and throbbing are relieved nt once, fever soon  falls, and general symptoms, are relieved. The author has treated successfully sixty-seven cases and five  cases, in which it failed.. No scarring  results. The superficial layers of the  skin come off as In mild sunburn, and  the complexion Is improved.���������Medical  Record.  The Newest Dyspepsia.  The latest term given to dyspepsia  when it happens to afflict the fashionable woman is "auto poisoning," the  doctor explaining carefully that all the  patient's food poisons her and prevents digestion. Then she, poor soul,  diets in very fear of her life. No end  of puns nre being made in the wealthy-  set on the name of the disease, and  for the pseudo-invalids to say that  they must walk instead of motor invites more cruel jests. But the fact  remains that the average case called  "auto poisoning" is only the old fashioned dyspepsia, perhaps more virulent  because of the rich food that ls the  everyday fare of those that can afford  to poison themselves with the good  thiugs of this life.-New York Tribune.  Traced by a Photograph  It was just a wee bit o' a post office,  not a hundred miles from Choir-em-  Easaich, N. B., and the postmaster's  name was Sandy McLeod, nnd his hair  was red.  Smith was of London���������very much so  ���������and his walking tour in the 'Igh-  lands of Bonnie Scawtlund had not  been without its drawbacks.  "Is tliere a letter 'ere for Mr.  Smith?" he asked Sandy.  "Ay, mon, there is; but 'oo can I  ken ye're the richt body?" replied the  redhaired one.  Smith dived into his breast-pocket.  " 'Ere's a picture of me, yer silly  oie codger!   Ain't that mc?"  Sandy scratched his head.  "Ow, ay, that's right���������that's right.  I suppose?" he muttered, and handed  over the letter.  Afternoon  All undisturbed she asks: "Now sliu.ll  I play to that?  Or���������makes   the   trump, and deftly  scoops the odd;  While nt home the dinner cooks,  In a case thnt looks like books,  And hubby's down town hustling for  a wad.  In the treatment of summer com-  'plaints, the most effective remedy that  can be used is Dr. J. D. Kellogg'n Dysentery Cordial. It is n standard preparation, and many people employ it  in preference to other preparations* It  is a highly concentrated medicine nnd  its sedative nnd curative qualities are  beyond question. It has been a popular medicine for many years, and  thousands can nltest its superior qualities in overcoming dysentery and  kindred complaints.  Underground In Paris.  Underground passages for podes-  trinus are to be built at various poiuts  beneath, the Champs iilysees, which  the constant stream of motor cars now  renders impassable from morning till  evening. The congestion of other Tar-  Is streets also has grown to an alarming extent, and all thoroughfares  around the Opera are blocked with  traffic for hours, morning and afternoon. If the Champs Klysees tuunels  prove a success others will be excavated in the center of Paris, and foojt  passengers will in future cross not  over streets, but under them.  The Attractive Title.  Charles M. Schwab at a dinner in  New York denied the claim of London  Truth that in the marriage market  American men were nt a discount.  "It Is true," snid Mr. Schwab, "that  a good many of our heiresses marry  foreigners, but they don't marry them  as men; they marry them as titles.  Once In Monte Carlo a lady said to me:  '"It's a pity Sallie Bangs, tlie New  York heiress, doesn't find out the true  character of that wicked Prince Champignon she's gone and got engaged to.  Sally used to read a man like a book.'  "'Maybe,' snld I, 'she's satisfied in  this case to read only the title.'"  A Power of Its Own.���������Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil has a subtle powjjr of its  own that other oils cannot pretend to  though there are many pretenders.  All who have used it: know this and  keep it by thom as the most valuable  liniment available. Its uses am innumerable and for many years it has  been prized as the leading liniment  for man and beast.  A vacuum cylinder for the preservation of food from which the air  may be exhausted by apparatus so  simple that any person can operate  it, is a recent invention of a German  machinist.  A Grateful Whistler  A patronizing young lord was seated  opposite tho lute Jrimos McNoi1  Whistler at dinner one evening. During a lull in tho conversation he nd-  juntcil his monocle nnd leaned forwnr 1  toward the artist.  "Aw, y' know, Mr. Whistler," \u  drawled, "I pahssed your house this  mawning."  "Thank you," snid Whistler. "Thank  you very much,"���������M. A. P.  Aok for Minard's and take no other,  Tyburn Tree.  The London county council has decided to commemorate, by means of a  triangular stoue placed In the roadway, the site of Tyburn gallows, at  tho junction of Edgwnre road und Oxford street, it Is also the Intention of  his majesty's oflice of works to fix  within Ilydo park railings n bronze  tablet bearing the Inscription: "Tyburn  tree. The triangular stone In the roadway, seventy-five feet north of this  point, Indicates thc site of the ancient  gallows kuown as Tyburn tree, which  was demolished iu 17U0." ���������������Loudon  Mall.  How It Read.  Charles Buxton Going, poet, editor,  scientific export nnd business man,  possible successor of the beloved Edmund Clarence Stodnian, en route for  Europe, sent n wireless message from  ! Nniitucket to his friends in New York.  Ho dictated It thus:  "Everything comfortable.  Going."  The New Y'ork office delivered 11  rhirs:  "Everything comfortable going. (Not  signed,)"���������New York Press.  A Lover's Complaint.  My sweetheart's slilnlns golden locis  1 useil to much admlro  When Blttlnif sldo by side with her  Rcforo a blazing fire.  I loved to Hinooth with gentlo hand  Those burnished braids and proas  My lips upon each Bllken curl  And waving yollow tress,  Dut now since fashion has decreed  Each lady fair must pile  Hor  head   with  purchased  puffs  and  curls  And colls to bo In style  To drop a kiss upon her head,  Alas, I do not daro,  for I may bo caroanlnc then  Anolhor woman's haJrt ,  -Uppincotfi/  A Long Drawn Out Name, y ' ';  Miss Tolleniache of London wedded  Captain C. Stone on Feb. A last. The  jcremony took place at the Ham pnr-  Ish church, and the notice In the dally  press contained the bride's full name,  which occupied three and one-half  lines of the newspaper. Very probably  Miss Tolleniache holds the numerical  record for Christian names, for she Is  the possessor of sixteen. The official  list ls as follows: Lyonn Decinm Veronica Esyth Undine Cyssa Ifyldn Ro-  wena Adela Thyrn Ursula Ysnbel  Blanche Llllas Dysurt I'lnntiigonet.���������  Harper's Weekly. '     "  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  Dear Sirs,���������Your MINARD'S LINIMENT is our remedy for sore throat,  colds and all ordinary ailments.  It never fails to relieve and cure  promptly.  CHARLES WPIOOTEN.  Port Mulgrave.  The first warship fitted with turbines of German design and construction, a small cruiser, recently was  launched at Stettin.  Life Term For Highwaymen.  Judge Kerston of Chicago recently  sentenced three lilgiiwiiyinen to imprisonment in the penitentiary for life.  The trio had been arrested for holding  up a citizen with revolvers and demanding his money. He nllowed them  to mnke a search, .nud It yielded just  40 cents. The severe sentence wnn  inride possible by au act passed two  yen re ago providing life Imprisonment  for hlghwny robbery whenever dendly  weapons arc shown to compel the victim to surrender.  A monkey wrench, with a pivoted  handle, so that it' can be folded and  carried in the pocket, is the invention  of an Indiana man. A lock nut keeps  it rigid when opened.  Radium.  Even Sir Frederick Treves' lecture  has not revealed nil the truth nbout radium, Tho latest contribution Is from  n third form boy, who states thnt "radium Is an Imaginary line outside  which London cabmen charge a shilling extra."���������London News.  The Kind.  "Are you familiar with 'The Wan  Without a Country?'" nsked the student of English literature.  "No," replied the prclty sumtnor  girl, "hut I nru familiar with tho  eountry without a man."���������New York  Llfo.  His Genius.  "Why do people think he's n genius?  Nobody can understand what he's talking about."  "No, but ho can mnko people bellovo  that ho does/*���������Cleveland Leader,  Are you satisfied with anything that  sells under the name of cough  medicine. -  Or do you search out a medicine of  proven value such as Dr. Chase's  Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine.  How few cases of consumption tliere  would be if every child's cold were  looked after as it should be.  Did you ever think of it in this way?  It is thc neglected cough and cold  that loads to the dreadful lung diseases sooner or later. From repented  attacks the lungs are weakened nnd  there comes pneumonia or consumption with their dreadfully fatal results  How watchful parents should be of  their children. How careful to use effective treatment instead of trusting  to cough mixtures which are often of  little value or of harmful effects.  Because it is prepared from linseed,  turpentine and other simple but wonderfully effective ingredients, Dr  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine is particularly suitable as a treat  ment for children's coughs and colds  Croup, bronchitis and even whooping  cough yields to thc influence of thin  great medicine, and for this reason it  is kept constantly on hand in the majority of homos and htu enormous  sales.  Mrs. John Chosncy, Inncrkip, Ont.  ivrites: "Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed nnd Turpentine cured my little  girl of whooping cough when tho doctor had given her up nnd since then we  always keep it in tho house ns a treatment for coughs and colds. It is the  best medicine wo ever used."  There is no getting round statements  such na this nnd you wnnt the most  effective treatment possible when your  child becomes ill. Dr, Chase's Syrup,  of LinBocd and Turpentine, 25 cts. a  bottle, at all dealers, or Edmonson,  Dfttcs & Co,, Toronto,  ou the Inside."  From her tone Lorrlmer understooi  that she meant to Intimate that th  artistic unities demanded cakes of tlii*  description. He translated the orde  iuto man talk for the benefit of lh>  obsequious waiter and then asked wltl  the air of one who was used to beinj  mnde n confidant-of:  "What's the trouble? Because I'vi  noticed that when you order tea It I:  an infallible sign of a disturbed con  science."   . ;  There wns a flash of mirth in hei  eyes as they met his, and sho clnspec  her hands on the edge of the table and  leaned toward him, saying in a whee  dllng way:  "You're the greatest comfort to me  You're the only man I know, ever hnv<  known, save one, who always under-  slnnds! With yon it Isn't necossnry tc  dot one's I's nnd cross one's t's."  Having paid him this "handsome compliment, she beamed at him across tlio  narrow table and expeetnutly awaited  the questlou which she knew was sure  to follow.  "And the other follow," ho laughed,  "the one who shares with me the proud  distinction?"  "He's the trouble!" enrae the answer  in a pathetic voice. Then, with sudder  vivacity: "Did you ever notice that  there's something about the movements of the average waiter that reminds one of Spenceriau writing;  There's a flowing grace in tho way  that he removes a dish cover, a flourish in the way that he sets down a  plate, which marks him as a human  exponent of the Spcncerian theory."  Their order had arrived, and it was  not until she had poured the tea that  she spoke again. Then she burst out  indignantly:  "Nobody but a dreamer would think  of such a thing ns continuing a romance from the point where be left it  five years before. It's absurd, you  know," she continued candidly. "A  person's feelings change from year to  year!"  "From season to season would seem  to me a moro accurate statement," put  in her companion, with a suave smile,  "unless indeed my experience has been  unusual."  "You do understand," she smiled  "You certainly do! Now you would  know, Wouldn't you, that if a woman  were fond of you, say when leg o'  mutton sleeves were in fashion, sho  might���������probably would���������feel.very different by the time that the coat sleeves  were de rlgueur?"  Her face wore the hopeful expression of a person who has at last found  a perfectly rational human being Who  will see things as they are. Xorrimer  drained his cup and set It down deliberately before he replied. Then he  said:  "Don't you think you would better  begin at the beginning? You're a trifle  incoherent, you know."  "That's just it! There wasn't any  beginning! And evidently he thinks  that there'hasn't been any end. It was  all so elusive aud intangible and so  sad! He left so much to the imagination. I think that was a part of his  fascination for me. There wns a look  in his eyes at times that wrung my  heart, and from pity I drifted by de;  grees Into something more.  "When we parted I knew that we  were sworn to an eternal friendship-  sort of ashes of roses affair, you kuow  ���������and in my own heart I was fully determined never to marry. I was going  to be one of those sweet, sad, strong  women that you read about."  She screwed her forehead into a knot  and looked at him deprecatingly.  "What happened?" ho inquired In a  sympathetic tone. '-'You haven't married, it is true, but I have never connected you hi my thoughts with a hidden sorrow."  The occupants of an adjoining table  rose to go, and her attention was engrossed for a moment by a love of a  gown. Then she en me back to Lorrlmer and her story.  "I suppose that what happened'was  just���������other mon!" she said ruefully.  "The spirit was willing, but the flesh  was weak."  "What lu the name of goodness is  troubling you then?" asked Lorrlmer,  thoroughly mystified.  "���������"Why, I had a uote from him this  morning! Ho will be in town next  Wednesday.   His wife is dead."  She composed her face to an expression of perfect propriety before making this announcement, though there  was a faint twitching of her lips.  "Ah-h-h!   I see.   You fear that he Is  coming to claim  his pouud of flesh,  and you're not of the same mind that  you were when it was promised."  She nodded.  "It's not quite nice of me to toll you.  but we're very old friends, nnd I'm  really troubled. He's such a nice fellow���������Just a thoroughgoing Ideallst-  nnd 1 know he thinks of mc ns cherishing his memory, nnd of course 1  do," she added quickly, "only not In  Just the way ho thinks. He's had so  much sadness In his life thnt 1 cannc*  bear to give hhu pain. I want him to  seo for himself thnt I urn different  now. I thought of Using myself up  llko a perfect frump," she snld nnx-  ously, "to receive him and asking you  to drop iu at ten minutes past 5, not  a minute later, so that there won't bo  tiny time for"���������  "Reminiscences 7" prompted Lorrlmer, and sho nsscntcd.  The teapot wns empty, and the illusory cukes had vanished. There was  a flutter of departing guests nil about  them, nnd they roso and made their  wny homeward.  At precisely 5 o'clock the next day  Miss Barry was greeting Mr. Grantham with an expression In hor dark  eyes which wns not well planned, If  Indeed It was calculated to reconcile  him to Ills fate.  "You've grown, actually grown, since  wc last met," ho said, his handsome,  yourself���������all that you've been doing  and thinking," he went on cordially,  but with no trace of embarrassment,  "and then I'll retaliate in kind.'-'   -  "I've simply been. growing worldly  and horrid, and I'm not at all the sort  of person that I was five years ago.  I've given up my Ideals, those exquisite chimeras which seemed so near to  us thnt summer. You see, New'York  isn't the proper habitat for the soul."  THE DOCTOR SAID -x  "i OArrjELPYoir  Suffered 10���������Months with kidney  Complaint   Gin Pills Cured.' ��������� >.  Dunvegar, Inverness Co.  ,-,���������������������������.,      ,     , I am perfectly cured-of KiJney; com-  Grantham s   deep   eyes, were  ,bent   pbint after using Gin Plila..   Six hours'  upon her half In doubt.      ,      , | arter taking tho first PHI I 6btairieC*--c-'  I don't think you'are quite fair to   lief, and now after three months I feel  yourself,"  he  began gently,  and the   as well as ever.  look  in  his eyes  made  her- wonder     ��������� I suffered ten months and the r-Kysl������  nervously how  much longer it would   clan attending mo advised mo to go to'  be before Lorrlmer appeared.'��������� I tho  Victoria -Hospital  at  Halifax,", as  As if in response to her thought" he'" ie coulcl do nothing moro for nie.:  I.  was .announced at that moment, and:  W add that I-used a great deal of-me-  the three were soon chatting pleasant-   dicino, and atnctfy followed, my physi-  ly-   If .Mr. Grantham felt any annoy-!' mi^B directl������?3 Kg"*"* diet, eta, but  mice nt the presence of a third party  there was no trace of it in' his manner.  His eyes rested upon' Miss Barry with  a look whl"h struck jLorrlroer as being  of tlie so-"t that one gives to nn nd-  nilred but utterly unattainable object.  He looked at her as one might look at  some beautiful ideal to which he had  ceased to aspire.  He also noticed that Miss Barry,  with feminine inconsistency, had crl-  dently repented of her determination  to "look like a frump." Tliere was  something extremely up to date in the  way that the dull pink broadcloth  swirled around her slender figure, and  her dnrk hair seemed to shine arid ripple more exquisitely than usual. Lorrlmer decided to seize the first opportunity that presented to hum:  And, oh, I am glad that moment sad  Was cheered by sight of mel  It was not until Mr. Grantham rose  to go that he said:  "You know perhaps of the death of  my twin sister, Sirs. Raymond? She  died in Rome six months ago. It was  a terrible shock to Mrs. Grantham."  Thero was a queer little Inarticulate  exclamation which seemed to " come  from Miss Harry's lips, while a shade  of astonishment flashed across Lorri-  mer's face. The speaker looked from  oue to the other iu a puzzled way and  thou continued:  "Mrs. Grantham was with her and  will return on the Etraria next week.  I want you to meet her, Miss Barry,  and see our boys." His face was shining with pride. "I know you will/lore  them."  Miss Barry murmured the usual commonplaces and then added maliciously, with a defiant look straight at Lorrlmer:  "1 was about to ask for Mrs. Grantham when Mr. Lorrlmer joined us. I  hope she is very well."  Left alone, she and Lorrlmer looked  at each other in a nonplused manner  for a moment. Then they both burst  into peals of laughter.  She finally crossed .the room and  made a search in the small desk which  stood in the alcove and came back,  with her eyes bent upon the note In  her hand. Sitting down beside Lorri-  mer. she held it out'to him, looking  rather foolish.  "It doesn't say that his wife is dead,  but wouldn't you think so from the  wording and���������and from the other circumstances?" she pleaded; then devoutly: "Goodness! ' I'm glad 1 wore  the pink broadcloth!"  "So am I, dear," ; replied Lorrlmer,  and then he went on to say��������� But it  would take too long to tell that  without avail, until providentially. I  learned of your, most excellent remedy.  I am recommending Gin Pills. ' '=-��������� . " ���������  (Sjd.) LEWIS MACPHEBSOtf.  Sold by druggists and dealers everywhere at 50c a ��������� bjs:���������6 for- $3.50, oj  6c:it direct. ,. _ " '" j,   _,.  Dept. N. U.   National Drug &'Cheni  ical  Co., Limited, Toronto.,  120  Domestic Economy  "Hey, mon," exclaimed   the brav (  bonnie North Country man, "thrift is  a wunnerful thing!" '  "Yes," replied his English travelling  companion, "you're right there. Now  I gave my wife $100 to keep the New  Year holiday with, and���������would you  believe it?���������instead of exceeding it she  saved part of it to buy herself a hat."  "That's nowt," replied the Scots--  man." "My wife gives' tho 'kids ha'pennies a-piece lo go to bed supper-  less, when they're, asleep she"-takes  the ha'pennies off 'em ageean and  then she makes 'em do wi'out ony  breakfast for losing 'em.. Hey mon,  that's thrift!"  And So On  His mother was secretary of the  Votes for No Men club. Consequently  he was a neglected child.  "What," he asked a casual caller,  who had come to ask whether the  boy's mother would speak next Thursday on "Who" Are the Mothers of Our  Children?"���������"what does e. t. c  mean?" ,    .   .,  "Oh," said the caller, "etc. is an  abbreviation! It is Latin. It stands  for 'et cetera.'."  The little boy still looked puzzled.  ti "Et cetera,"   explained   the caller. ���������  ' means���������well, it means, 'and so on.' "  The little boy was thoughtful for a  moment.  "I wish," he said at length, '.'my  mamma could find time to take" ray  pants et cetera the buttons, then!"  Armored Nests.  In the countries where the cactus  flourishes it is selected by various  birds and other members of the animal kingdom as a place of refuge.  There is a special kiud of woodpecker  in Mexico, a clever bird, which furnishes an illustration of what birds  "will do.  If the traveler Is near a mass of  cactus known as the candle cactus he  will perceive at some height from the  ground a hole in the mass of spiny  leaves that appears to be evidence of  decay. It was really made by the  woodpecker, which pecked away till  it made an opening just large enough  to get inside the armored tree. It then  burrows its way down the middle  among the pith till it Is right in the  center, and there it builds Its nest and  keeps the oggs from the great heat of  the sun and from its enemies.  Rabbits make their homes in the  cactus. They burrow under the roots  and so keep clear of hunters, who do  not appreciate the defensive properties  of the plant. If any one attacks a  cactus vigorously with a hatchet and  manages to clear away some of the  protecting spines, he will surprise a  whole colony of birds and small animals, the latter on the ground floor and  the former In the upper stories.  Practical Advice  A business man who once permitted  himself to be persuaded ��������� to finance a  theatrical company was seated in his  office one day when he received a telegram from the manager of the show.  The troupe was somewhere in the  north, and the telegram read thus:  "Train wrecked this morning, and  all scenery and baggage destroyed.  No member of company injured. What  shall I do?"  The answer sent back by the business man was as follows:  "Try another wreck, and have-the  company ride in the luggage van."  A Purely Vegetable Pill.���������The chiei  ingredients of Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills are mandrake and dandelion,  sedative and purgative, but perfectly  harmless in their action. They cleanse  and purify and have a most healthful  effect upon tlie secretions of the digestive organs. .The dyspeptic and all  who suffer from liver and -kidney ailments will find in these pills the most  effective medicine in concentrated ff>"m  that has yet been offered to the suffering.  "Do the now neighbors annoy-you as  much by "borrowing as their predecessors did?" asked Mr. Blykins.  "'No," answered his wife. "They  haven't run over to borrow a thing.  I never saw anybody quite so haughty  and uneociablc."   -  Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.  When a man gets lonesome he begins to realize what poor company  he is. '  " Ever notice that most of the things  you are prepared for neglect to nan-  pen? v  If you would find out what the wild  waves are saying, you should go to  sea.  Fairly Accurate.  "How much does the baby weigh?.'  "Just a ton."  "Impossible."  "Yes, we took It down nnd weighed  It on the conl man's scales..".  The Feast of Yule.  It wus Pope Tclosphorus, who died  before the year 150 A. D, who Instituted Christmas as a festival, though  for some time It wns Irregularly held  In December, April nnd May. But  for centuries before there hud beeu a  feast of Yule among the northern nations, whose grent enjoyment was In  drinking tho wassail bowl or cup.  Nothing gave them so much delight as  Indulgence in "carousing nle," especially at the season of short days, when  fightlug wns ended. It wns likewise  the custom nt all their feasts "for the  muster of the house to fill n large bowl  or pitcher, to drink out of It first himself and then give to him that sat  next, nnd so It went nrouud." This  mny hnvo been the origin of thnt popular American custom known an "treat-  lag." __________  Tho Term For It.  "My weight." snid Huskle, "Is exactly 2."0 pounds."  "You mean with nil your heavy  clothes on?" queried Ascum)'  "No, sir; that's my net weight."  "Net? Most folks would call thnt  gro8s."-CalholIc Stundnrd nnd Times.  Relief for Suffering Everywhere.���������  He whose life is made' miserable by  the suffering that comes from indigestion and has not tried Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills docs not know how  easily this formidable foe can be dealt  with. These pills will relieve where  others fail. They are the result of  long and patient study and are confidently put forward as a sure corrector of disorders of the digestive organs; from which so many suffer.  One way to prevent seasickness is to  rernuin on shore.  "Fred didn't blow his brains out because you jilted him tho other night."  snid friend No. 1. "He came over and  proposed to mc."  "Did he?" replied friend No. 2  "Then he must have got.rid of them  in some other way."  Exquisite.  He   (looking   through   his   glass)���������  scrlous'faco'llgiitlng'up wUl7plcnsiiror71Crt!S n gUn'low S|acIcr ������'hlcb we  nud with n ring of boyish pleasure In s" ' R0" roacn-  his volco which suddenly mndo her , She-Oh,   won't  It  mnke ri  lovely  fed very world worn, very callous bac^gr?unlt0. my bIuo 'wckl-Mcg.  nnd very unworthy.   "Tell mo nbout Z������Morfor Blotter.  Hard and soft corns both yield to  Holloway's Corn Cure, which is en- ���������  tirely safe to use, and certain and snt-  isfactory in its action.  Had Scruples Against Gambling  "I  think  it's  simply awful,"  sail  the  first woman   "tho way. men re  main away from home at night an.'-  risk  their  earnings  at the  game  o'  bridge.  My bus and is a perfect fieir  about the game    One niyht he.ha.'  three  friends  in  nt our  house,  an'  they played  that horrid  game,  unti  nearly half-past three in the morn  ing."  "My!" exclaimed he other woman  the one with the bilky waist. "An'  roos ho lose much money!''  "No-o," snvs the first one, "he  hasn't really lost any money, In fact  lie's been winning a little bit. Bui  then, that doesn't make it right. I  would bo opposed to gambling, nt  matter how much he might win, and  just as soon as my Iiusbana wins  enough to finish paying lor my spring  suit, I'm going to make him Btop it..  If he doesn't I'll leave him. I just  simply won't livo with n. man who's n  gnmblcr."  W. N. U��������� No. 740 ���������'.<*  '.rt:-vv.M!3  v=j5*sss?* '"szl*1- '"W  ���������:.--?v  r^������  i^ETs  '"��������������� .-'���������**> "y.,-������,*,-*..���������  3^  ���������:>V������  Jl-fJ.-'-i'!  Tltti    l.fittGE,    Gtt KENWOOD,    .BK1TISII    COLUMBIA.  i  is ������ ������ ������ ^3  PHOENIX $  nearest   hotel   to the ^  mines.   One of the  dining rooms in the  ���������eity.    The bar  is   replete  with nerve,   braeerp  of  nil  kinds, arid   the   most  fragrant cigars.   Drop up and  Fee. mo.  A. 0. JOHNSON  i'KOi'UlETOB.  g?  Granby  ftl Jnrgest i  a?  I  cm  /-TTY  Oi  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  T  L  ��������� ������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & thcliH $ Co., nelson  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. C,  Is a comfortable home for all  ���������svjio travel to that- city.  COCKLE & PAPWOBTH.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GR WEN WOOD, B, C.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday ut Greenwood, B C , and the price is Js a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  5">.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,      "  PUBLISHER.  GRI51CNW00D   15. C, .JNNK21,  rgoO  Get your Seed Grain at  THE  gton Hotel.  GREENWOOD  Is thc place for Pcep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening    Night-Cupp.  Buttermilk a specialty during tlie.  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop,  <UN! ON(^5y)LABEL>  A. blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  I hat the  editor   would  once more like, to commune wilh  your collateral.  IT IS A FAROE.  willing  ciliatiou and  arc  IN FERRY  Blue Stem Wheat, Seed Oats,  Seed Rye.  AT THE        -:^  Hotel = Balmoral  In Phoenix the dining room will  please thc gastronomieally critical,  the beds bring sweet repose, while  ihe beverages in the bar will appease any ordinary human thirst.  iMiaers, muckers, tourists and millionaires always welcome.  J. A. MjoMASTEE, Proprietor.  fieua market Hotel  Js thc home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Penver.   .British.,' Columbia.  5IEHRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  TSE'flffOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  Uie American and European  '"-plan.   Nothing yellow about  Ihe house except the gold in  t������*e safe.  Maloipe   &   Trrcgilias  Tlie Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C, has a line oi nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  taiu town ot the Great West. A  glass ,of aqua pura giyen free with  spirits menti.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   O,  Js a .comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in tho bar.  ft. V. CIIISHyLlf, Piior-KiF/roi!.  About Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing SO  illustrations all told, and  is tilled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver long after  Noah was dead : how a  parson took a drink at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in !93 ; how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts the  roamings of a western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt. It  contaiii3 the early hislory  of Kelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In it are printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send for  one before it is too late.  The price is 25 cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world. Address all letters to  R. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  (Conlintii-d from Page i.)  y entered  into tho spirit of con  here to assist you in  every manner in our power.  "You will note that the word "employees" while used by the department  of labor in its communication to us in  this matter, docs not appear at all in the  application for a board, so it would seem  we arc called upon to deal wilh a matter  respecting the Western Federation of  Miners only.  " First and last we wish to emphasize  that we have no dispute with this organization nor have we discriminated aga-nst  its members.    Our works are open to all  capable  men seeking employment,  and  we never inquire whether thev belong to  the Western Federation of Miners,  Carpenters, Electrical Workers or anv other  craft union, bill at the same time we consistently   refuse lo discriminate against  men who do not happen  to be allied to  those, nor will  we countenance coercion  lo force our employees  to  attach  themselves to any organization.    Our attitude  is simply that while we sympathize with  oaganized labor when  properlv directed,  we do not assume an  arbitrary stand in  any direction as regaads the individual,  merely requiring that he   perform   the  duties assigned to him to our satisfaction.  "It is our endeavor to stand faithfully  by   our employees   who arc honest  iii  their endeavor ta do  what  is right, and  on this account we intend  that you shall  have every evidence  of the  conciliatory  s-pirit in  which  wc appear before  voii.  .Should it be required  we  shall give'vou  most conclusive evidence  that there has  been   no .'discrimination, not onlv in the  cases cited in the application, but'ilso at  any time, and 'in addition wc shall show  you why it is not practicable to accede to  the demand made in the application that  any grievances that mav arise be adjusted  through a committee of thc Greenwood  -Miners' Union of the Western Federation  ol Miners."  promise.  "After the union voted on the scale  and we adopted it, v e posted a copy ol  the scale on a building at the Mother  Lode mine, so that the men would know  what they were being paid, so that they  could mark their cards supplied by the  company 'daily for thai and oilier purposes. Mr. McAllister sent word lo,the  superintendent of the mine, to take the  scale down, as he had not been notified  oflicially by the Greenwood Miners'  union of the adoption of the scale. We  had then to make a trip to the B. C.  Copper company and notify him to thiit  effect.  ."'The managers of the various companies began to realize that the men by  being organised were a power to be  reckoned with, and Mr. McAllister started  in very soon to show us that any man  taking active part iu the union could not  work for him.  " Notwithstanding the fact that we did  not ask for a raise for six months after  copper hail advanced to 24 cents, and  when wc did demand tlie raise we gave  the management over one month's notice, but when the price of copper  dropped and the conditions in the labor  market were favorable to the operators,  the various managers of thc large companies got together and closed all the  propel lies in tlie Boundary without even  12 hours' iiotice, for no other reason than  lo defeat the objects of the said l,emieu\-  Acl, as thc minister of labor had given a  decision after we had settled our grievances in May, 1907, that a copper mine  was a public utility.  "In May. 190S, the U. C. Copper company resumed operations undent reduced  wage scale, but as copper was nearly one  cent lower than  when they shut down,  they could not .clnim  as au  excuse the  high wages paid  in  November, as a reason   for   shutting   down   in   November,  njoy.   During the shut down of the 15. C.  Copper company's properties iu November, 1907, and the resumption  of work in  May, 190S, Mr. McAllister was very active in getting the Greenwood Hoard of  Trace to adopt certain resolutions placing  all  the   responsibilities   of  the   closing  down  ol  the  li.   C.  Copper  company's  properties on the laboring class, and the  same resolutions    were   published   and  comments  maile.iu  a great many of the  mining journals published  in America.  Mr.   McAllister also tried   to   influence  foremen iu charge   of other properties  near Greenwood  to  nol  employ  certain  men that belonged lo  thc  union, giving  as his reason  that if the said foreman  employed union men that they would divide their wages wilh the men he was  trying to drive out of Greenwood, and he  also made thc remark that he had two  good men in the union to tell  what was  going on.  "Iu the appointment of F,. G. Warren  to the position of manager of the 15. C.  Copper company's smelter, we believe  that we can show to the satisfaction of  the board that the only qualification he  had for the position was that he was  president of the   Greenwood   board  of  Western Float  &$3e-3������S������9&@������������������&S>9$99������S������ar������  When you bury the hatchet with  some people, mark the grave.   ,  Impolite people are fond of saying,." I say exactly what I think."  ' R. J. McPhee, who was manager of the Ottawa mine near Slo-"  can city for a number of years, recently died iu Spokane.  A new tunnel has been ' started  on tlie Aurora on Moyie lake."  About eleveu miles fromAVard-  ner 11 townsite has been located  at Bull Kiver falls. ���������  The lire- hall at Coleman is to be  enlarged.  In Coleman oats are ������1.70 a  sack.  Joe Lister of Penticton has  started a grocery store in Vancouver, r  Dealer in Coal; Wood, Ties, Poles/etc.. Heavy Teaming  -    ������������������  to any'part of the .'District.'''.;...'; ..:-!   -j'  "Unequalled for Domestic Use'.?''  good  that  is .useful.  J. E. Cameron.  leading Tailor of the  Kootenays,  THE LEDGE  Ji/st$2 a year  In Advance.  Kaslo, B. C.  GREENWOOD  AND  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  pt 7-ft.m,, and for Oroville at L';,')0  p.. ni, J. MoDo.vkm,.  .   LOWERY'S CLAIM  During flip 87 mnnfh.i that Lowery's  Claim wan nn earth it did business all  pyor  the   world.     It  was   the  rnn.st  nnlrpje, independent ond fenr'ess journal ever produced in Canada.    Political  /)tu) theological erieiriii'Bpiirxued it with  flie voiinrn or* a rattle/make until the  frnvuriwifiit Hhut it out of tlio m/ill.t,  /mil !t������ editor ceasrid  to   publish   It.  prutly on account of a'lazy liver and  partly hoc.uiHe It taken a idle of money  (p run n paper thai In outlawed. 'Jhern  Are still 26 different edltlorm of thin con-  gprnned journal in print.   Send lOcentB  fclld tfkt one or $2 50 and pet tha bunch  ' rl\.T J.0YVKIIY,  ���������Qrmwml, % Q-  HORSE STRAYED.  Canii.' Into my {irc-minos .1 Imy mure nbout nlno  year* ol.I. mill ivclclilnj,' nli-ut um pound...,  Ilninil 011 left sli'iiilil-fr U nn a ami iimlcr it 1111  M. Wirt; cut on loft front foot Owner i;nn  liiivullm.-uinu hy pn..rlnt;rv(i(HiM>.4,  A" (J. MliSKKR, AIM way, I!  . (,',  2523  13 THEaaEATEST  THEATRICAL I SHOW PAPER  ift THE WORLD.  S4.00 Per Year.    Single Copy, 10 CIs,  ishi;ki> WKKKI.V.  Sample Copy Free.  FHANK QUEEN PUB. CO. (LU),  ALDKKTJ. IIOIIIH, I'l'IlMHIIKItS,  JLlJUOIiH il \Y. 2.1TII ST., Nkm' YOKK,  :.ru. irr;.\THKRTox's aduri-ss  '_'The nieinhcK of Greenwood Miners'  union in making application for a conciliation mirl investigation board, under  the Industrial Disputes Act, do not wish  to leave the impression on the public  that we consider tiiis act in anv way intended to benefit the working class.  ".  ,!In fact, we consider the Industrial  Disputes Act the most hostile piece of  legislation on the statute books of Canada at the present time against the laboring class.  "Our reasons for thinking so is that  the corporations can ignore it in nearly  every case, and as showing in otic case in  in which Green wood Miners' union was  interested, and it would have been to our  benefit to have a board appointed, the  deputy minister advised us that the department of labor did not consider a Coppermine a public utilitv.  "In May, 1908, the'members of the  Greenwood Miners' union, believing they  were entitled to a higher rate of wages,  as the cost of living had advanced, and  as the cost of copper had been over 24  cents for the previous s>'x months, made  a demand on thc different mining companies operating properties in the jurisdiction of the Greenwood Miners'union  for an advance of 50 cents per dav in  wages, and believing the copper mines  would come under the Industrial Disputes Act, we made the demand to take  effect the 1st of June, 1907.  " The members of the Greenwood Miners union believed at that time that if we  could get a conciliation and investigation  board, that we had the whip hand, as  there had been enormous losses lo the II.  C. Copper company, through mismanagement, and if we could get a board to  demand the company's books the management ol the B. tj. Copper companv  would grant our demands before he  would allow an investigation.  " Hut as the charges have often been  made that the Western Federation of  Miners is a lawless organization, we invite you to make a thorough investigation into our methods or doing business,  as we have nothing to conceal, and in  making application for a "conciliation  and investigation board one of our objects  is to Jet the public know the true condition in Greenwood camp;  " When wc in.-id-j the demand in May,  1907, for an increase in wages, the managers of the different companies operating  111 the Ilouiidary asked the committees  representing the different unions to  meet them in a body, as they would like  to make a scale of wages to be general all  over the Ilouiidary country, and when  lhecommiUe3!iiet them, they asked fortune to go to New York to inierview the  executive board of the different companies operating in the different com-  panics operating in the Houndary, ami  the committees representing thc diflerenl  unions granted them the time 011 condition that they would give-- an answer before rstjtine, rgog.  "After the managers returned and we  realized after meeting them that they did  not intend to grant the raise on the plea  that with copper at 24 cents a pound  there was very little profit for them. After showing tliem that 50 cents per day  advance would amount to about one  tenth of a cent on a pound of copper, taking their own reports as a basis to work  trade, and the recognized political  boss  in Greenwood of the Conservative pn  party  iu liritish Columbia and that thc said K.  G. Warren would use his influence to  disrupt Greenwood Miners' union.  "A lew of the reasons that Mr. McAllister wanted, to disrupt "the union  for  were because   the   Greenwood   Miners'  union jwere  trying to get  the  benefit of  certain laws on the statute books of British Columbia, nainclv toe  Master  and  Servant's Act, and the Workmen's Compensation Act. and we believe that we can  show lo the satisfaction of the Hoard that  lie has deliberately schemed to impress a  coinpvny doctor 011 his emplovees, to dc-  feal-lhe objects of said acts.    \Ve also be-  lievut|'L"we,can show to the satisfaction  of this board that there hns been no effort  on the part of the present management  of the H. C.  Copper company to operate  the mines and smelter of the companv  for the interest of  the stockholders as 11  whole, but their only object was to handle  a large tonnage, and in  trying  to treat a  large   tonnage  it resulted  in  ciioimotis  losses lo the I). C, Copper company, and  wc also accuse Mr.  McAllister of'using  every   means in  his power to  compefl  Greenwood Miners' union to call a strike  so that lie can place the responsibility of  his mismanagement on the shoulders of  Greenwood Miners' union.  Attached to the address of thc secretary  of the union were the following demands:  1. That the management ot the B. C.  Copper company recognize a committee  from Greenwood Miners' union No. 22,  W. F. M , to adjust all grievances between the company and its employees.  2. That the company cease discriminating against members of the union.  3. That the company reinstate J. B.  King and T. Y. McKay in their employment, and pay the said J. B. King and T.  Y. McKay their wages in full from the  time of their dismissal until such time as  they are reinstated.  4. That the B. C. Copper contpsuy  shall not discriminate against men on  account of their political opinions.  5. That the company shall not alter  existing condition of employment of their  ployces without notifying the president  and secretary of the union, and all notifications shall be in writing.  6. That thc management of thc cornor any of its officials use any influence or  in any manner interfere with their employees in their choice of doctor or doctors.  That the management of thc coin-  on, as they claimed they could produce  copper and lay it in New York at between 9 and 10 cents per pound. Mr.  Hodges, the chairman of the managers,  remarked that the reports as they scut  them out wcie only to "horuswabble" the  stockholders.  _ "The committee representing the various unions then made up their minds to  union, and I find that the management  apply for a conciliation  board, and in   0|' the company hns not so solicited either  pany cease m soliciting the board of trade  and certain individuals for the purpose  of discrediting Greenwood Miners' union.  I canliot find that any discrimination  has been proved, in fact it is <|iiile clear  from the evidence of the union's own  witnesses that the company never made  enquiry as to whether a man was a member of the union or not.  The fourth demand speaks of discrimination on account of political opinions.  There was no evidence produced that  anv such discrimination took p'ace.  The fifth demand that the company  should not alter any existing condition  of employment of.their employees without notifying the union.is of a very general nature. No evidence was given by  the union supporting the demand or  pointing out more specifically the conditions referred to. I do not think it  either practicable or reasonable that the  company should be required to give such  notice.  The sixth demand deals with tlie ques-  of a choice of a doctor for the men. The  union produced 110 witnesses to show  that the present system worked any  hardship upon any employees of the  company.  _ The seventh demand speaks of the solicitation ofahe board of trade and certain  individuals'by the B. C. Copper company, for the purpose of discrediting the  union. The union aflicials produced a  large number of witnesses, members of  the hoard of trade, nominally to testify  to this point, but quite evidently for the  purpose of intimidating the trades people and others called and of injuring  their trade with the laboring class. All  these men stated positively that no solicitation of nt\y kind had been made to  llieiri for lite purpose of discrediting the  Hen li deer has moved from Penticton to Stilmo. '  The 'Vernon polieo aro again  l:eing roasted for allowing circus  sharks to breathe and raise peas in  that town.  The old dumps at tlie Rambler  in the Slocan are to be ru������ through  the concentrator.  Many men are being put to work  at the marble quarry  near L'irdo.  E. L. Smith has opened a dancing pavilion iu Nelson.  ]n Kaslo Sam Ilunter^is raising  wild ducks.  The Eureka mine at Sandon  shipped 451 tons of Galena last  month to the Trail smelter.  j    Dennis    MrCtrtnf-y    and   Mrs.  !,MeItitrc of Chesaw were  married  in .Republic last week.    .  Professor Cooper, the blind  phrenologist, is lecturing in the  towns west of Greenwood.  Molson will celebrate on the 3rd  of July.  Phillips has been brought back  to Eepublic from Quesnel and will  be tried next month for the murder of llawl Seibert last year.  Four farmers from the Northwest bought farms near Keremeos  last week.  Hugh Hunter is now gold commissioner at Princeton.  F. Schneider has opened a shop  in Keremeos for iron work and  machine repairing.  A tennis court has been established in Olalla.  The Shatforrl store in Fairview  lias been closed.    "��������� .  A rich strike has been made at  Sheep creek on the Glyde-B?lt  property. It is owned by Dr.  Wilson and J. 0. Devlin.  Tlie second payment of $5,000  on the Bruce mine at Midway was  made a few days ago.  The coal strike at Merritfc remains about tho same except that-  several non-uuion miners have  quit their jobs.  Shorty Feesler is on a fishing  excursion to Nicola lake.  J. E. Gibbon of Yahk has been  appointed a commissioner for taking affidavits at Yahk.  Jas. II. McNeill of Grand Forks  has ;sold a lot- in Vancouver for  $25,000.  A. Micdonald & Co. will build  a large warehouse in Nelson.  This summer a steamer has run  to Nooula on the Nechacho.  Jim Croniu, who is now at Ri-  bine lake, is probably the largest  mine owner in tlie province.  The C. P. It. are putting in a  steel viaduct at Shields.  Selectecl.  Sin beginnefch 'pleasantly.-Bible.  A friend is a second self.���������Latin.  '' Evil comes  by talking of it.���������  Irish. ���������  . All   is  Italian. -  Say but little and say. it well.���������  French.  Actions are the raiment of the  man.���������Greek.  .   Many grains of sand  will sink a  ship.���������Danish.  One may come soon enough to  au ill market.���������German.. -  An excessive number of shepherds harms the flock.���������Chinese.  It is proved by ancient carvings  unearthed-in Egypt that bellows  were in use for forcing (ires in the  fifteenth century Ti. C.  American patent .laws seem to  be the most- satisfactory of any  country, and it is probable that the  statutes of many countries will be  changed in the near future to conform with those "of the,United  States.  Prof. Cr. D. Liveing, who recently resigned ��������� from the ' eli.dr of  chemistry at Cunbridge, England,  had acted in that capacity for 47  years. He was .succeeded by W.  Jackson Pope, from the university  of Manchester.  GEO. P.  WJSLI.S, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat,   electric   iig-ht, -  private "baths! , Telephone  in every room; ' First-class-  bar and barber shop.   ��������������������������� -,'  'JJus meets all, trains. .'''..  Cfte...  A, L. WHITE  TRUKK5BM 5 ������?,.<������������  J)'  The Furniture Man  Rowland  Is the leading hotel of the1  m  city, and the home of -tourists,  mining men and commercial  travelers. ��������� . " .'���������--  Do not miss it when visiting the famous Golden City.  B. ConiWns,--. manager.  ���������  nelson, b. c.  -   '      " wholesale; ���������  ' ,   dealers inj_- '' :  Produce   ando Provisions  Anytning from the Kitchen  to the oflice.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Ba^s.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,' , :  Insurance and  -Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   .'SOLICITED.  Tlie same fire  polities  gold and  consumes straw.���������German.  -  I Get your Raze rs Honed  \     and your Baths at  1  I Frawley's  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  RAILWAY  RETURN" EXCURSION RATES  FROM  GREENWOOD  TO  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals'and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  TH03- WALSH  Proprietor.  THE GLOB  Cigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and-all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  L. L. Mathews  Pioneer  otel...  Frank Fletcljep  Fnovi.voiAp Land HvnvRxon,  NcIhoh, B. 0.  answer to a telegram we sent to tlie mill  inter-or tin'iien, lil.s deputy notified n.s  Unit we diil not come umler the Leiiiieux  Act, as copper mines were not considered  by the department ns n pnhlic utility  Then rofili/.iiiK that we hail all the power  of capital, with the public press, ^lulling nulling journals of Canada ftud  America, printing lying reports strut oiltt  by the agents of the Mum Owner/** as/u-  ciiitwn against. us, we arrived at a c'irri-  the board of trade or other individuals as  is charged. Kowaud Cuo.vtvn.  Iroland'n linen industry employs  70,000.  Tho Columbia cigar is a large  and free-Hinoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and mado in  Nelson,  MVBHAr. AUT  Certificate of Improvements  no non  "Lexicon" Minoml Claim, sltualo In thn Droon-  wihhI- Mlnln������ Division ot Yulu District:  Where locnrml! HliyliirlcCiiinp (South),  TAliE NOTrCJ! tint I.J'innw S. Mlrnln. free  Minor's Cortiilciitu Nn. U.U'/n), for tuilf anil Ohnn.  II Tyo, Kruo Mlnor'nCultllli-nto Sn ll-'iirVIH niul  -<yiltioy M- Joliiinon, Kruo Mlm-r'H fiiirMflcnto  Su. Ifi'iKuo, .Intend, nlxly iIiijh from tlio (Into  lioroor, lo ripply to |lio Mining Jtooonlur for a  Ci'i'Mlliinto of IiiiprovpmuiiU, fpr llio purporfoof  obtrtliilnj; a Crown Grant to tlio nliovo dulin,  And furtlnsr tnko notlci) that' action, under  scotron 87, iniwt bo I'ommmiccil before tuo  ismmnco of niicii Cortlllortto of ImproYomonta  Dttttd till* Bill doy of Juno, A, O. W8.  ' JAMKS8..'J1}HNIK. i-  Tickets on sale daily, May  29fch to Oct. 14th. Final return limit If) days. Corresponding fares from other  points.   Tickets at  REDUCED HATES  Will also be on sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  July 2nd and 3rd,  August 11th and 12th,  TO EASTERN DESTTSTATIONS  iu Cnnndii and the United States,  With choice of routes and iiual  return limit of Oet. Slat  For full, particulars apply to  E. K. Rkwxtu, .  Agent, Greenwood, B. Q,  J. E, Pkootoh,  p, l\ A., Calgary, Altn,  Greenrjuood, S. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under tho name mann^-emerit. RooniB  comfortable, meals equal to any in tho  city, and the bar sppplies only the best.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  streets.  J, W. flelsoti  Lakeview = Hotel  NELSON, B.C.   .  Is a home for Miners.   Rates $1  All White Help.     ,-.".  -   V    PltOPKIKTOB'  a day.  NV Mallbttk  7  Regular monthly meetinge of  Grconwood lodgo No. 28, A. P.  & A. M., nro held on the first  Thursday In each month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  arc cordially invited to attend.  JAS, H. IIIUNIIS, Soorotury.  W.EM.  Grconwood Minora'  Uriiori.No. 22, W.  V-?ll:> Im,otB ov,flry  Saturday ovoning In Union Hall. Copper street, Grconwood, at 7;fl0.  AIho in hall at  Mother Lodo mine  I' rlday evonlrigH at 7:30  GKO. HKATHRBTON, Secretary.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, D.C., is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty,  Rooins^rcscrvcd by telegraph.  Hucm NivEN.tjProB  "MBWlEmii


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