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The Ledge Jun 3, 1909

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 ti  ���������-    ���������������������������" 1/  1' i   - "i  j  , .i<  - ' i*i!:  " *  vol. . xv.  *"���������-  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 3,  1909.  ������������������^yn ^i^rtfW^^ft  2\To. -47  ������eas^*M^wBi^^  !  Our stock of Boots and Shoes for"women .arid children js large and complete. ' We are showing a particularly fine range of Ladies' Oxfords in all leathers  in all-the latest styles.-  Prices Right.  Dry Goods. . -    , Millinery.      -    < .  -Boots and Shoes.  w pn  - -Is" the best furnished hotel in the Boundary-  district', ', It   is heated with' steam and  lighted by electricity.-   Excellent sample  rooms.   The.-bar is always abreast of the  ,  . times; and meals are served in..the Cafe  ^, at any hour, day or night!.' .   ���������"  McCIiing---&- Goodeve,   Propr's.  ������^tttt������������@S������@������@G8Q������9@8������S������@G90QQ9&S<3������m������9������Q2GZ���������'S&i������ ������$$  James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AND'WHITE,'AND  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO. {  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.    |  iaai^ii^BajaaMMbhftdnr^^  I  PHOENIX, B. 0.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  havgn for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through tho entire house, and bathrooms are al-  ' ways at the service of those in searr-h of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the 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 monn-  taius and a pleasure to drummors with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL  "    -       -       PROPRIETOR  WfWlMlJIL^WWiEaaMHHIIIKiaK^^  PHOENIX BEER  is.delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at thc earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing * Co. \  (Limited.)   J  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  &QOQ^mtt<t-$QQQGO^QQ<bQWQ&������������������������Q������������Q������9Q&������e������&3>Q1i������������eO$  rvMb-Mira  Greenwood, is tho homo for workingmen of all nations. It is  convenient to tho smelter on the hill. The dining room is sup-  % plied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains the 8  ������ best wot gqods���������in tho market. Electric lights all ovor tho 5  premises.   Hot and cold baths. g,  Ofa Lofstad,   Proprietor J  90060099 im&K^������e������owcQQ������<w&������vMa9<wwftrmcomM������a������  ������iSt5@������������SSS���������������������53������0������QGSSSS2)O������ 9  G ������&55e������a������0������S>-5������S������������3@SS3aGrEa  ' M. W. Ludlow of 'Denoro was in  Uie city Tuesday.  0. J. Leggatt, barrister, Midway, was in tne city yesterday.  John Prcscott left Saturday to  work at the Bruce mine near Midway.  T. J. Hardy, the Midway merchant, paid a business visit to tho  city today.  Jack Keofe loft last week to play  baseball with the Oroville team  this season.  C. J. Floyd, representing the  Winnipeg Telegram, was in the  city this week.  Isaac Crawford, the Rock Crck  merchant, was in the city Saturday to Monday.    . -  Neil Robinson came in from the  Golden Eagle mine on the North  Fork this week.  Dr. Simmons returned Tuesday  after a successful professional trip  in the Similkameen.  John Barclay, of Barclay &]Co.,  left Saturday last on a business  trip to the Northwest.  The tunnel on the E. P. U. is  in over 900 feet and tho vein should  soon be encountered.  Miss Ollie Roberts leavos today  to take a course for a trained nurse  in the Vancouver hospital.  The Findlays, who have a lease  on the Crescent, will ship a car of  high-grade ore this month.  R. K. Steven returntd Monday  after a month spent at the coast,  having had a splendid time.  C. J. Bunbury, chief of provincial police, has been very- ill' for  the past week, but is recovering.  E. Mallandaine, C. P. It., -land  and timber agent for Eisu Kootenay, was in thc city over Sunday.  Hugh McGillivrrtv came up from  the Bruce mine a". Midway Saturday laM; and is : pending the .week  in the city.  Angus Nicholson,, lately at the  ���������Mother Loci.?, lias secured' w position at the Britannia mine, north  of Vancouver.  The C. P. .R. exploration party  that havo been working up Boundary creak, were moved to Arrow  lake thid week.  A report is current that construction on tlie Midway and Vernon  will be started at once. It is to  hoped this is true.  Wm. Barnett has purchased the  bay mare from the Hunter-Kendrick company and now has the  finest matched team in the city.  H. V. Fuller will run a tunnel  to tap the Bay vein at depth. It  looks as if the high-grade belt will  be doing.something this season.  Tho sale of the Dominion Copper company's properties did nob  take place in Vancouver last week,  bids not coining up to the reserve  price.  On the 2nd inst, J. C. Castle-  man and Florence Lilian Burkmar  of Boundary .Falls obtained a marriage license at the government  oflice.  A marriage license was issued  at tho government office on the 1st  inst. to Paul Mcachaui and Kate  Raab, both of Phoenix. Congratulations.  J. A. Tuzo came in From tlie  West Fork Saturday and left for  Bcavcrdell on Monday. He reports  a rich strike on the Rambler, running 980 ounces iu silver.  Mrs. R D. Kerr and daughter  arc spending the Avcck in the city.  The latter is writig at the enlrauco  examination, as are also the Mis=es  Gunderson and Sutton of Midway.  Mrs. W. B. Fleming leaves on  Saturday for Vancouver as dele-  gato from thc local lodge to the  Rebekah grand lodge which convenes in that city on tho 7th inst.  In Toronto, on Wednesday the  2Gth May, Neil R. Morrison, and  Miss Cbristcna McMillan were  married. Tho Ledge wishes the  young couple a long, happy and  prosperous life.  "W. Elson and A. E. Braith-  waito leave Saturday to attend tlie  grand lodge of Odd Fellows nt  Vancouver on the 7th inst. as  representatives from Boundary  Valley lodge No. .'JS.  The "store of P. W. George &  Co., Phoenix, was entered from  the rear Monday night and several  hundred dollars' worth of clothing  Ntolen. One suit of clothes was  taken out of tho front window.  An ico cream social will be held  on tho 17th Jtiuo'iii the storo on  corner of Grconwood and Copper  streets, opposite tho Bank of Montreal,   under   tho auspices  of the  R������v, R W. Hibbird, C. A., B.  D., has been appointed to take  charge of the Methodist congregations iu Phoenix and Greenwood.  Services will be held alternately  morning and evening in both place?.  All the courts iu Greenwood are  working full time, and some of  them are getting in extras now and  then. 'The assize r-ourt last week  ���������had a full docket, and this -week  'tho county and police courts have  been busy.  n. A. Small, the well known  traveler for McMillan & Co., Vancouver, died , in Revelstoke a few  days ago. Deceased was one of  the oldest drummers in Canada,  having been about fifty years on  the road.  Bill Bcacli was over from his  ranch on Christina lake this week.  There area number of launches on  tho lake and several are being built  to accommodate the increasing  number of people who spend the  summer there.  Mrs. N. F. Limont aud family  leave today for the coast to visit  friends iu Vancouver. Mr. Lamont  will not leave for- a couple of  months, when ho iutends going  north and will1 probably locate on  Queen Charbtte islands.  Wm. Rowe ^returned from Erie,  B. C, yesterday, where he has  bcpii for the past six months. On  his way home he visited some of  the Sheep creek properties, and  thinks that will be one of tho great  gold camps of the continent.  A. S. Locke of Winnipeg was in  the city this week. Mr. Locke is  the principal owner in the Bruce  mine at Midway and has been  spending a eouple of weeks at the  property. Hois well.pleased with  the-results from, development.  At the referendum vote by the  Greenwood Minors' union Saturday last-George Heatherton was  elected delegate to the seventeenth  annual convention of the Western  Federation of Miners, to open in  Denver, Colo., July 12. Wm. B.  Embrco is alternate delegite.  At the meeting of Boundary  Valley lodge No.r3S, I. O. 0. F.,  Tuesday evening the following  officers were elected : A. Logan,  N.G.; W. E. Spaakie, V. G.; S.  Rowe, It. S.; G. B. Taylor, F. S.;  A. E. Braithwaite, Treas. The  other oflicers will be appointed at  installation, which will take place  early in July,  Bert do Wiele, leaves Siturday  for the coast and from there he  will go north to Djavsou. Bert  is ono of tho.se who incurred the  displeasure of the Tyrant of Greenwood, simply because he was a  man and acted a man's part on all  occasions. Success, Bert. There  aro a few who are not toadies left  in the West.  prospector or cowboy along the  route would furnish a fresh rno-.i.it,  usually very fresh. The lest was  left to the Lord, the judge and the  cayuse. Sometimes tho judge arrived a few hours early, and a  little informally, and at others a  few hours late, but the judge and  the cay use always arrived at the  same time. Fifteen years ago  county court sessions were less formal in the Boundary than they aro  today. There were no lawyer?,  no gowns and very Sew boiled  shirts. The first court at Eholt's  ranch, now Midwa}-, was one that  will never he forgotten by the old-  timers. The judge was coming  through from Vernon to hold court  at Osoyoos and then on to Midway.  A number of cases had been entered, many of them by common  consent, to make the court a success and to test thc judge's legal  knowledge. All the prospectors  and other residents of the district  were present ou court day, and  there was every prospect of a very  successful session, but, unfortunately, the judge was late. There  was a saloon in town, time wore  on aud no judge. Sorao one had  an inspiration, and suggested.  Others suggested. Some one had  a grudge, and hit. Others hit.  When tho judge and the late Chas.  Lam hi y arrived, two days late,  they found the litigants and their  friends full���������and the docket empty.  received during his  The Assize  Ladies' Aid.of the Methodist church  Grconwood.  ntrawbei'ries.  duto,  Ice   cream,    cakp,  Don't  forget   the  J. W. Nelson will leave for tho  West Fork this week to arrange  for putting a force of men to work  on thc Rambler. Tho ore being  taken out of the mine at present  runs 9S0 ouuees in silver. This is  rich enough to ship at a good profit  and several carloads will be taken  out and shipped as fast as the ore  can be stoped.  A number of public school pupils  are writing on the entrance examination in tho public school this  week. Nearly all tho schools in  the district aro represented, there  being 9 pupils from Phoenix, 5  from Greenwood, 5 from Midway,  2 from Eholt, 1 from Deadwood,  and 1 from Ingram mountain. Inspector Deane is conducting thc  examination.  J. P. Flood and J. P. Kelly left  Tuesday morning for Watervillf,  Wash. They are forming a company to work tho Buster mineral  claim on Wallaco mountain. The  Buster is an adjoining claim to the  Rambler, and has shown up well  with tho development done, having  a very rich lead of silver lend oro,  from IS to 2-1 inches in width  at about 12 feet depth. It will require about $5,000 to develop the  claim to a shipping stage.  Dan Gunn was over from Ross-  laiu^ this week attending court.  Dan'was chief ot police in Phoenix  last year. While wearing the king's  badge and fulfilling his duties as  a peace officer Dan mingled with a  bunch of Vikings. The Viks were  too numerous. They filled the  whole scenery, and took Dm into  camp, sat on him, and talked' to  him in every language but Gaelic.  All tho Viks left tho country but  one, and ho had several alibis, so  was let oil on suspended sentence.  A Pioneer Judge.  His .Honor Judge Spinks will  prcsido at the sittings of the county  court in Grand Forks and Greenwood this month. He is making  a farewell trip through is old circuit previous to hia retirement  from tho bench, owing to ill health,  Tho judge's old circuit comprised  all tho territory in Yale and Kootenay. Most of this territory was  covered by cayuse special. That  in, tho judgo furnished his-own  riding equipment.   Any  rancher,  Following aro the casss at tho  assizes not published in last issue :  Fuller v. Hall���������An action for  specific performance of agreement.  Adjourned.  McKenzie vs. Phoenix Steam  Laundry���������Action for ������fi00 salary  as manager. Judgment by consent with costs. J. P. McLeod for  plaintiff, J. D. Spence for defendants.  Wennerud vs. Dahl���������To have  account taken of- partnership dealings and to have ailiirs of partnership wound, up. Judgment Reserved. C. J. Leggatt for plaintiff, J. P.  McLeod  for  defendant.  Columbia and Western Ry. vs.  Mclntyre���������Qncstion.of taxing costs  reserved.  Fisher vs. Ham et al���������Damages  to be assessed at Rossland.  Rex vs. Shnte���������Assaulting a  peace officer. Dcfendaut did not  put in an appearance, bail ordered  escheated.  Rex vs. Gus Larson���������Assaulting  a peace officer. Suspended sentence. I. H. Hallett for crown,  A. S. Black for defendant.  last suintiifr's  f'xctii'.slon, Mr. Freoheville emphasizes his opion that largo expansion  is in i-tore for tho Canadian Mining  industry, both in established in-  dnstiies aud in new fields.  To account for the small participation of English capital in Canadian mining, Mr. Frecheville  cites tho following reasons: First,  tho results obtained bj' enterprises  launched in England to work mines  in Canada, have not. as a rule,  bcLii encouraging. Secondly,' th*1  distance from the Canadian and  American centers of capital to'the  Ctnadiau mines is so much less  than the distance from England,  that the enterprising and alert G i-  nadian and American g"ts there  before the man from over the  water has oven a look in.  It would have brought out the  truth more fully had Mr. Frecheville added that "the enterprising  and alert Canadian or American"  is not to be blamed for the undoubted lack of success on the part  of English-investors. English investments have been unsuccessful  mainljr because they have been  blunderingly conducted. Instance  after instance has occurred where  capitalists from the mother land  hive proved easy victims for promoters discredited in Canada.  Time and again good British  guineas have been squandered by  a wasteful aud incompetent mau-  agemeut. Neither Canada nor Canadians can be blamed for this.  The English investor needs, above  all else, experience and responsible  tniuing engineers to guidn him ;  men, indeed, of Mr. Frecheviile's  class.  "As the matter newsstands,"  concludes Mr. Ft-pchevillfi, "the  best procedure for English capitalists who contemplate interesting  themselves in mines in C.-tuad-i,  would seem to .be to have a resident agent here, who would keep  them in touch with what is going  on. otherwise I am afraid that history will repeat itself, and what is  brought over to London will bo by  no means the pick of the basket."  Continuing he recomman U that  only prospects -that are at least  promisiugly developed, or mines  already proved payable, be brought  to the attention of London capitalists. ���������Canadian Mining Journal.  (i 3dSSS-033 ������o������<B������e<3������ Se38������@$8J  f Western- Float  *>o������a������  Lardeau Prospectors.  ' Ferguson has three prospectors  who are a credit to the Lardeau.  If the country had more like them  the mineral resources of the country would become better known,  and the development work that attracts the [attention of capital  would be in a more advanced state.  J. Livingston has a property  known as the Rambler, on the  northwestern extension of the Silver Cup mineral belt and located  at a point a mile and a half above  Five mile, where he has put in all  last winter developing his property  and had formerly done a lot of  work there. Livingston is also one  of the owners of the Copper King  group, a very promising property  about live miles from Trout Lake  City, and located on the divide between Trout and Glacier creeks.  'Lew Thompson has now worked  for a long time on the development  of thc Baltimore and Brooklyn, a  northwesterly extension of thc  Nettie L mineral zone, The Baltimore and Brooklyn are right on  the North Fork trail, a niilo above  Ferguson, so that tho property is  exceptionally conveniently located  if it should turn out a niino. A  tunnel has been driven .'500 feet.  Good indications are obtained as  the work proceeds and thero are  outcrops which justify tho expectation that a shoot of ore will be  found hero. S. A. D.moy is interested in the property.  Another stand-by of the Lardeau  and a man who believes in developing his own property a3 fast as  possibte, is Dave, Morgan, who,  with W. A. Foote of Revelstoke,  is one of tho principal owners of  tho Surprise property on tho North  Fork. Dave has been working  hard this winter on a promising  vein on tho north side of the Lardeau river, near the bridge on the  North Fork. The claim is known  as the Security. He has run sixty  feet of a tunnel all 'alone, and has  one wall, bub has hot yet located  tho other, tho ore body having apparently boon eroded by the action  of the river. The vein on which  tho work ia being done is up  against a serpentine dyke, show  ing nickeliferous pyrihulilo. Tni.s  vein has been traced to tho Broadview. ���������Revolstoke Observer.  Some Good Advica.  William Frc.chovillo, whoso name  is familiar to all Canadian mining  men, recently wroto a letter of  thanks to the secretary of tho Canadian Mining Institute. Summing up the imprcBsions that ho  The White House Cafe in Nelson is next to the postoflice, right  in tho 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.  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson,  B. C.  Is Fot All Luck.  Although there is much of what  is commenly known as luck in the  discover}- of new veins and oro  bodies,  there is also   much   that  We  have heard of men bc-  "   but  isn't.  ing  "kicked   iuto   million  when  counted  up on   the fingers  their number is found to be small.  By far the larger part of tho ore  discoveries that have been made  were the direct results of persistent  and systematic search by meu who  had at lea-t some knowledge of the  manner of occurrence of thc ores  being sought. Tho greater knowledge that the pmspeetor possesses  in this direction the better are his  chances of making important discoveries.  .The plainest surface indications  of the possible presence of important ore bodies may, to the uninformed, mean nothing. The "iron  cap" is looked for in searching for  copper ores, not that iron oxide  bears any resemblance to copper,  but from tho knowledge that it is  the surface residue of oxidized and  leached out chalcopyrite or double  sulphide of copper and iron. One  who is unacquainted with this important, yet simple fact, might  camp on a fortuno yet grumble at  the poor success of his search. The  well-informed prospector would  recognizo it at a glance and act  accordingly.  It is no uncommon thing to read  of "rich discoveries" in regions  that havo been prospected ovor for  years with little or no success because the 'prospectors failed to  recognize tlie signs which later  comers were quick to see and appraise at their real worth. Tho  chances of tho prospector who informs himself on the principles of  the formation and occurrence of  ore deposits aro iinniosurably  greater than of tho practical nun  who regards theoretical knowledge  as worthier, says the Mining  World.  Although every new mining region is overrun with pro.speetoiy,  many a potential mine has gone  uiulfxcovcrod and is still'waiting  fur the man to come along who  will bo ablo to recognize it. Because ninety-nine prospectors have  been ovor tho ground is no reason  that the one-hundredth is wasting  his time.    Tho Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country" and tho blue  Paeilio.  Cbesaw \sill   celebrate July^Dth.  Keremco.s had a rainfall las*  week.  Adaw and order league has been ,  formed in Orient,'Wash.  The fur catch in the FortGeorge  country last winter was very light;.  The Tinpcrial Bank of Canada  has established a branch in Moyie.  The grand lodpe of Odd'Fellows  will meet in Vancouvo Monday,  next.  Tho Moyie Leader has discarded  the patent inside and will hereafter  be all primed at homo.  Vancouver is having another  war over Deadrnan's island. No  casualties yet reported.  The Alice mine at Creston has  been bonded by the Consolidated  Mining and Smelting Co.  Dr. Simmons was in Keremcos  last week rcjawing tlie people of  that town who wero short on.  molars, etc.  Kaslo and Nelson played a baseball game on Victoria D.iy, the  score being 23 to 13 in favor of  Kaslo. Not so bad for amphibians,  J. Peck Mar-Swain had an im.-  portant unofficial position iu con- .  uection with the Victoria Day celebration, and carried through his  woik in a nioM; official manner,  and had the honor of being complimented by a number of ladies ,  on the effieienry with which he  carried out his duties.���������Nicola  Herald.   ��������� .     "  Two pastebeard 'aitist3, cos*  turned as lumberjacks, droppqd oil  at Orient Tuesday on their" way  from Republic, where it is reported  that they operated very successfully, carrying off more than  SI,000 of ca3h given them by the  sports of the county seat. The}'  also found easy money at Curlew  and Grand Forks. , The two gen- .  tJemeh did not lose any money in  Orient, according to rumor, but  they did lose their liberty for,one r;  day.-^-lvetfclo River'Journal. _-.;'-'     -'  The tailings from.the.St. Eugene  con centra cor are to be put 'to good  use. . The C. P. R.   is at present  putting in a siding on the west side  of the track  near   the   old slime  plant and will load cars  from  the  big pile of tailings  which", has accumulated.    These tailings will be ."'  used as ballast on various parts of- .  this division of 'the  road, and will  be thc finest  kind   of  material for-  tho purpose.    Thero  will  be practically no end  to  the supply, far  about '100 tons of  this  material is  carried off from the mill in a-flume  to the dump on  tho west side of  the track every 21 hours. ���������  Frank Baiiey is locked horns  with tho Great Northern, whoso  track he is blocking up with muck  from a tunnel that-is' being driven  oironc of his mineral" claims' near  Henry creek. The tunnel'ihouth,  is just a short distance above railway grade aud the rock from the  tunnel lands ou the grade. He has  been warned by tho chief engineer  to desist, but the muck continues  to pile up. It is practically a,  repetition of tha flume incident,  and the railway company will in,  all probability have to seek rcdrc-s  in a civil action. Had they hurried up with the track laying and  had their rails down they might}  possibly have been able to jug him  under the crimiual code for putting obstructions on a railway  track, but that's a matter for tho  attorney-general's department.���������  Hedley Gazette.  When in Nelson drop into tho  White House Cafe, next to tho  postoflice. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the samo  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white huip.  Day of Accidents.  Two (serious accidents occurred  near Okanagan Falls on Monday,  24th May,'nays the Penticton Press.  In the first (ase, Colin iMr-Kinnon,  who was engaged in work at tho  new Myers Flat wagon road.notice"I  a small bush fire creeping near a,  supply of blasting powder. Ho  hastened to extinguish the fire, but  before he could do so the powder  exploded, filling his h-fb side, arm  and face with shattered rock. No  bones were broken, but the hift  eye was injured.  ,.. In tho Huootid instance, Luku  Nicholi-o/i was driving a team with  a load of luinbtr down thc hill ah  Okanagnh Fulls when ho was  thrown froti| his seat, falling under  Dhe wheel's.. Quo. of tin- wheels,  stripped the fjiisli ffQtH l|������e lower.,  portion of his left leg.  The Columbia cigar is a lari^e  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and mudu iu  Nelson.  IIo who Jovefs und rutin  will have fewer billji to p������y.  nwa������ 'l.i.E   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  | LISBETH'S  | LESSON.  |  By LESTER ROSE, f  (.���������>   &  fy Copyrighted, 1D0S, by the Associated f  ?> Literary Press. *,  Llsbeth straightened up, with ti sigh,  nnd wriggled hor lingers, bent and almost distorted by constant work with  the needle. The sharp eyed forewoman hurried toward her.  "So you have done it at last?" she  asked. "I was beginning to think that  you never would get it done." i''  "I hurried all I could," said Llsbeth  patiently. "There is an awful lot of  stitches in that dress, Miss Brady."  "All the more need for working  quickly," snapped the forewoman.  "Mrs. Cryder has telephoned three  times since -I o'clock."  As she spoke she was rapidly examining the work, but even her critical  gl.-ii.co could discover no defect, and  with n Inst deft touch she shook out  the heavy folds and prepared it for  packing, while Llsbeth hurried off lo  the little cupboard, by courtesy termed  n dressing room, aud exchanged her  working clothes for the neat street  dress.  She made what speed sho could, for  Tommy Rauson was coming to take  her to n dance and she must have time  lo primp before she could make her  one well worn parly dress presentable, i  She had reached the door when Miss  r.rady's shrill voice arrested her steps.  "You'll have to take this home." she  declared. "I told Stilly to wait for it,  but here she's gone. 1 suppose she'll  turn up in the morning and declare  Hint she never heard me. That girl Is  Ihe daughter of Ananias."  Miss Brady extracted the pencil that  was stuck through her back hair anil  wrote an address on the box; then she  searched her pocketbook for a dime.  Something in Lisbeth's face caught her  attention.  ���������'I'm sorry if you're going out this  evening." sho said, moro kindly, "but  you know what Mrs. Cryder is, and if  J sent it up by a messenger boy he'd  .slop to play craps or something. Were  you going out?"  Lisbeth   nodded.    "A  friend's  going  ArTKLUIAIIUrJ.  green  ana silver, as Mrs. Cryder entered.  Her face was wan and white save  where a roil mark crossed ono cheek.  The gi'iinde dame was lost iu the woman, and Marie had to help her mistress  to a chair and bathe her face with cologne whllo Lisbeth finished the unpacking.  "Was there an accident?" whispered  Lisbeth as Mrs. Cryder tottered Into  the dressing room aud Marie came toward the dress again.  "An accident of marriage," explained  Marie, with a shrug of her fragile  shoulders that bespoke hor beloved  ruris. "It Is evident that monsieur is  drunk again. Ah, well, madame married for the money. With It she has to  take monsieur, for, unfortunately, he  cannot drink himself to death, though  he tries hard, poor man."  "I suppose that she will not n'eed the  dress, after all," suggested Lisbeth us  sho smoothed out the shimmery folds.  "But yes," insisted Marie. "Well or  Iii, one must be scon at the ball or  else one is not fashionable. Poor mu-  duineJ Truly she works harder than  you or I, who have not appearauccs to  keep up. Tho dross is charming, mademoiselle. It will not be that you  need wait." \  Willi a  nod she dismissed Lisbeth,  who hurried down the stairway.   Tho j  downtown cars were less crowded, aud ,  Llsbeth found a seat.   With her hands ,  lucked   into   her   pockets,   tho   right' ���������  ��������� ---- -   n       ... ,  clutching the dainty bow Miss Brady j }������w member ol the Opposition^ and  had given her, Lisbeth again was lost'  lu her thoughts.  But this time tlio thoughts were vastly different.   She was thiuking of the  price Mrs. Cryder paid for the luxury!  with which siie was surrounded.   She1  f heard a piker grouchin' yesterday  'Cause they was shy on beauty in this  town.  I guess lie's never watched  the sun  go down  Shikin' some high white buildin' on  its  way  Just like a reg'lar spotlight in a play.  An' Jeavin' all the rest a deep, dark  brown  With big black shadows hangin' all  aroun',  Just servin' notice Night had come to  stay.  That  rummy  owns   a   bang-up   auto  car,  His house is like a mansion in the  skies,  An' he was puffin' at a big cigar;  You'd think a guy like him could use  his eyes  An' kind of frame things up the way  they are;  He shouldn't need a kid to put him  wise.  ���������From Sour Sonnets of a Sorehead  by James P. Havcrson.  HIS HEART IS YOUNG.  I. B. Lucas, M.P.P., Never Seems to  Grow Up, Say His Friends.  For a decade now, Mr. I. B. Lucas,  member for North Grey, has been the  Vetcr Pan of the Ontario Legislature.  Ho lias persistently refused to grow  up. lie has not aged a minute since  he was introduced to thc House as a  had married for' money, married a  drunkard whom she could not love. If  Tommy ever dared to treat her iu such  a fashion��������� Lisbeth blushed at tho  thought as she signaled tho conductor  for her crossing.  Q'omuiy wns waiting for her in the  liny parlor when her toilet was completed.  "My, but you look swell," he cried  appreciatingly as his eyes rested upon  the saucy bow against the coal black;  hair.  "Who gave you that hair ribbon?"  "Miss Brady," exclaimed Lisbeth,  blushing again as she thought of Miss  Brady's prophecy.   "Do you like it?"  'Tut    it    away,"    he    commanded.  his friends say that he actually looks  younger and less burdened by care  now us ho guides thc devious processes of thc private bills committee  than he did when he was first called  to the Bar.  Between sessions Mr. Lucas spends  most of his time in the town of Mark-  dale cultivating .the sciences of law  and citizenship. But when these begin to irk, as they frequently do, he  finds his relief in a game that lasts  us long as the summer time does.  Mounted on a fiery steed, he issues  forth in the direction of Flesherton.  This is no longer I. B. Lucas, M.P.P.  for North Grey, and chairman of the  Private Bills Committee, but One-  eyed Mik'i, the terror oi Demon  Gulch. Al 'lis side ride such members of his family and close friends  as have stout hearts enough to ride  with him when there i9 desperate  work afoot.  There are names in that hand which  carry terror over the whole countryside where they are known, but they  Announcement  I beg to announce to  the Officers of Western  Municipalities and School  Districts tEck in future  all negotiations for the  purchase of debentures  shall be carried on in  my own name, and not  in the name of my former representatives  in Regina, with whom I  have severed connection,  William C. Brent  BtuafnV:": TORONTO  Preference Offered Canada  London.���������In the House of Commons  Col. Seeley stated that the combined  court of British Guinea recently  passed a resolution in favor of preference, especially to Canada. Pending  the appointment of a royal commission  of trade between Canada and the West  Indies the government will not take  stops in thc matter.  Making Himself Solid'  "Step this way, ladies and' gentlemen," exclaimed thc lecturer in the  dime museum, "and gaze upon one of  the greatest wonders known to medical science���������the Ossified Man, a  human being, perfectly    normal  FORTUNES FOR AUTHORS.  Some  of  the  Fancy   Prices   Received  For Literary Work.  Dr. Sven Hedin is said to have asked for $50,000 as the price of his next  every other "respect,    but    who    has   hook,  a real y quite modest denial d  - *��������� compared with the1 prices  accredited  to such favorites in .fiction as Miss  Corelli   and  Mr.  Hall - Caine,   says  turned to stone."  "How did he get that way?" came a  voice from the awe-stricken throng.  "Love," replied the lecturer, lowering his voice confidentially; "love did  it. He"'fell in love with a beautiful  maiden, tried to make himself solid,  and overdid it. We will now pass on  to the  "  Yellow Peril Again  There are 110 Chinese laundries in  Winnipeg, but the exclusion movement does not seem to have arrived  yet. It is a disease confined to the  Pacific coast���������Halifax Echo.  "Your honor," said a lawyer to .the  judge, "every man ,who knows me  knows that I am incapable of lending  myself to a mean cause."  "True." said the opponent; "thc  learned gentleman never lends himself  to a mean cause; he always gets cash  down."  "Don't waste it now.    I want you to   do  not often leak out, for the chief  wear that when wo get married." j reason   that  their  wearers rarely  re-  "Who said we're going to get mar-! member them at tho close of'the day.  ried?" demanded Lisbeth aggressively, I     Alkali Bill and Bed Pete and Sotio-  wishiug that her checks would not ri-j  val the ribbon in tint.  "1  did,"  admitted Tommy  placidly.  "We're going to get married week aft-!  er next.    I got my pay raised, aud I1  can afford it." I  "You've got a nerve," scoffed Lis-'  both, but sho let him clasp her iu his'  armsi and as he pressed her cheeks'  with eager lips she remembered the  scene in the Cryder home. She had'  had her lesson, and her iutended re-1  jection of Tommy Hanson's love was  forgotten.  ra Slim and Cattle Kate and Five Ace  Joe put in an appearance from time  to time, but the leadership always  is tacitly awarded to One-eyed Mike.  He is the hero of many such frolics.  After a hard ride, these desperadoes of an afternoon swoop down on  the unsuspecting village of Flesherton. "Red lickcr" is what they want,  and thev will have it if they have to  shoot up thc whole dinged town. But  they do not have to. Tying their  mounts to the post before the Bob-  Tail Flush Saloon, otherwise the local drug store, they march in with a  muttered imprecation and call for  ice-cream soda. Then they ride home,  end Flesherton never knows that she  has sheltered within her boundaries  the worst gang of "*������������������"' *"������" "> n11  Tommy���������"Teacher, may I go out to  sneeze?"  Teacher���������"That, is unnecessary,  Tommy. You can sneeze in here  without disturbing anybody."  Tommy���������"I expect you never heard  me sneeze."  "Ma," said a newspaper mini'; son  "I know whv editors call themselves  ���������we.'" "Why?" "So's the rn.in that  doesn't like thc article will think  there are too many people for him to  tackle."  A Pleasant Purgative.���������Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills are so compounded as  to operate on both the stomach and  the bowels, so that they act along the  whole alimentary and excretory passage. They are not drastic in their  work, but mildly purgative, and the  pleasure of taking them is only  equalled by the gratifying effect they  produce. Compounded oniy of vegetable substances the curative qualities  iif which were fully tested, they afford  relief without chance of injury.  "I was very angry just now when  Bicker asked me for $10 that I owed  him." /  "But why did yoiij got angry?"  "I found it much easier to get i  than to pay."  angry  HEY FIXED UP  THE POSTMASTER  DODD'S    KIDNEY.    PILLS    CURED  . HIS  LUMBAGO AND SCIATICA  A woman never knows what a man  thinks of her, although she thinks she  docs.  Lincoln and Reed on the Tariff  Wuen   Abraham  Lincoln  came     to  Washington to take thc oath of office  in March, 1861, he said, in J lttsburg  "Tlie tariff is a question of l.ationa"  housekeeping; it is to the government  what replenishing the meal till- is to  the family."  Thomas B. -Reed once said  "Did a perfect tariff bill ever exist?  Oh, yes.   Where?  Why, in jo'-t mind  of course.    Everybody has a  perfect,  tariff bill in his mind,  but unfortunately a bill of that character has no  extra-territorial jurisdiction. '  A���������"That old villain has gone and  married his cook. I wonder at it, for  her cooking is miserable."  B���������"That's all right. He has now  got her out of the kitchen, and hopes  sho will hire a cook that will suit  him."  Your neighbor's affairs are nothing  to speak of.  'bad men" in all j  "What do you mean, sir," roared  the irate father, "bringing your portmanteau to my house and ordering a  room?" "I'm-adopted as one of "the  family," coolly answered the young  man. "Your daughter said she would  bo a siiter to me."  "AN ACCIDENT OF MARRIAGE," EXPLAINED  MA1IIE.  to take me to a dance," she explained  simply. "I guess I'll be in time,  though," she added hopefully.  Miss Brady caught up a bow of ribbon from the work table and gave it to  the girl.  "Pin  that in your hair  when  you  dress," she said kindly.   "It'll look fine j  agaiust   your   black   hair.     Perhaps j  your beau'll pop when he sees how fine  you are."/  "It won't do no good," contended Llsbeth. "He did pop. 1 don't want to  marry a man who can't make a home  for me. I'd have to keep on working  if 1 marry Tommy."  "There's worse things than work,"  reminded Miss Brady as she helped  Lisbeth through the door with the box.  The cars were crowded with home-  goers as Lisbeth came out upou the  street Not even the gift of the bow  had lightened the gloom upon her usually pretty face, and as she clung to a  strap and sought to protect the precious  bos from injury she gave rein to her  Imagination.  Mrs. Cryder, for whom the dress was  Intended, was one of Mile. Celeste's  best customers. Lisbeth knew her well  ���������a proud, pale lady, whose dresses  were the envy of tlie entire shop. Tho  girls searched the society columns or  the papers for reports of parties at  which she was a guest and took a half  personal pride In the descriptions of  her elaborate costumes.  It was Mrs. Cryder who had given  Llsbeth her dislike for the life she led.  The girl had once helped Miss Brady  with a fitting, and Mrs. Cryder had beguiled the time in chat with a friend  who accompanied her, ignoring the two  women who were working on the  gown.  Llsbeth had gone back to the workroom with new Ideas in her foolish little head. Mrs. Cryder bad bewailed the  fate In stoiu.for a friend who had married a man with only ?30,000, Tommy  with his $3 a day had suddenly be-  some an undesirable suitor.  Lisbeth gave rein to her fancy now  jis the car sped uptown. She wished  that she might be like Mrs, Cryder.  There would bo no dress to deliver  when sho "wanted to go to a ball, and  she could go to balls every night in the  Week If sho so desired and to tho  operas and dinners.  Tho dinners in particular appealed to  her. Her stomach was crying aloud tho  fact that two slices of bread and butter and a tbln wedge of caico was  scarcely a satisfying luncheon preparation for n delayed dinner. Hunger added to Lisbeth's gloom.  Her dissatisfaction with hor lot increased as she entered tho Cryder homo  und was escorted to tho lady's apartments. Tho hurried maid received her  nnd, with her help, unpacked tbo dress.  It lay on tho bed, a shimmer of palo  He Asked For Stale Bread.  The sympathetic young woman was  telling the story.   "I went into a bakery to buy some supplies, and as I was' the north  country.   waiting for the girl behind the counter!  to do them up tho door opened, letting! Story of a Baby Contest,  iu  a  man,   unsliaved,   unwashed,  un-j     Even-body knows John   Farrell   in  kempt, with a thiu coat buttoned tight-' the  district west of London.    He is ��������� ��������� _  lv arouud his neck. I popular in all quarters and in great      Internally and Externally it is Good.  '"Got any stale bread?' he asked the   demand as an efficient chairman   at j -Ilia    crowning    property    of    Dr  p'enics, tea meetings, concerts, etc. \ i nomas Lclectnc Oil is that it can be  The joke is on John once in a long; used internally for many complaints  ���������while oiilv. .   i as wo^ as externally.   For sore throat  On one' occasion at a rural picnic ��������� croup, whooping cough, pains in the  in West Lambton he gave an address ��������� chest,   colic   and   many   kindred   ail-  and took occasion to offer a prize of. nients it has curative qualities that are  S-2 to thc mother of the best looking: unsurpassed.       A   bottle  of it costs  baby on the grounds and selected as! little and there is no loss in always  the judges his friends, Messrs. F. F.   having it at "  hurried after him.   lie bad stopped in   pnrdee and R. E. LeSuour, the Liber-  the middle of the next block and was' al   and   Conservative   candidates   re-  looking around uncertainly. spectively, for West Lambton.   These  "I ran up breathlessly and, holding   two astute politicians brought in the  ont my last dime to him, panted out:    I report that the eight babies m tne  competition were all so beautiful that  John Bright used to tell how a bar  her who was cutting his hair once sain  to him: "You 'ave a large 'ead, sir,  it is a good thing to -'ave a large 'ead  tor a large 'ead means a large brain  pnd a large brain is thc most useful  thing a man >,an 'ave, as it nourishes  the. roots of the 'air."  That was Three' Years"ago and He is  Still Cured���������Why You Should Try  Dodd's  Kidney  Pills  First.  Elliston, Trinity Bay, Nfld. (Spe^.  cial).���������That Dodd's Kidney Pills not  only relieve Sciatica and Lumbago,  but cure it once and for all, is the  experience of Mr. Alfred, Crew, postmaster here.  "Yes," the postmaster says in telling his,story, "it is three years/since  I was cured of Lumbago and Sciatica.  Dodd's Kidney Pills did it, and I am  happy to say the cure was permanent  "I had Pains in my Back, Cramps  in my Muscles, Shooting-Pains across  my Loins, and I often found it hard  to get any rest at night, and when I  did my sleep was unrefreshing.. I was.  medically attended, but without getting any benefit, and' at last I waB  persuaded"to try Dodd's Kidney Pills.  I used six boxes altogether and they  took thc pains away and quite cured  me."  ���������Nearly every cure by Dodd's Kidney Pills tells of trying something  else first. If you use Dodd's Kidney  Pills first you will never need to try  "something else." They always cure  all diseases of the Kidneys and all  diseases that are caused by. sick  Kidneys.  clerk diffidently.  " 'No. We keep only fresh bread  here,' the lady replied haughtily.  "The man turned around with a  weary droop to his shoulders and passed out into the night. All my Samaritan impulses welled up. I gave the  haughty clerk a reproachful look and, the'judges his friend  "'Are you so hungry? Here, please  take this.'  The man stared and then slowly  griuned as ho replied:  "'Why���������why, no, miss, I ain't hungry, but I've got some chickens 1 want  to feed!"'���������New York Press.  they could only decide that each  should receive a prize, and they elected the donor to pay ?2 to each of the  eight mothers. ,       .  John promptly met the situation by  informing the judges that they could  not evade their clear duty in that  way, and appealed to the audience to  decide the matter. He won out, with  the result that the two politicians  were   out   eight   dollars   each  Ho Kept His Job.  Railroads   frequently   receive   conscience   money.    On   one  of  the  big  roads of the middle west a conductor   ~~     ~~  who had been in the employment of '" Deported as a Drunkard,  the company for years was in the habit That Canada does not want drunk-  of "knocking down" fares. The fare ards, and will not have them, was  over his route was about ������3. Money! emphasized at the North London  was generally scarce among the stu-j Police Court recently, when Jane  dents, and when they wished to go to' Cousins, forty-eight, widow,who said  the larger city they were in the habit! ?he had no home, was charged with  hand.  After the school days, one might do  well to Temember that a diploma is  not an insurance policy against failure  It often happens that a woman can't  accomplish much at night -because of  coaxing her children to go to bed, and  can't get much done in the morning  because of coaxing them to get up.  BETTER   THAN   SPANKING.  Spanking docs not cure children of  bed-wetting. There is a constitutional  cause for this trouble. Mrs. M, Summers, Cox W. I., Windsor, Ont., will  send free to any mother her successful  home treatment, with full instructions^ Send no money but write her  to-day if your children trouble you  in this way. Don't blame the child,  the chances are it can't help it. This  treatment also cures adults and aged  people, troubled with urine difficulties  by day or night.  "Your husband plays poker a grca;.  deal, doesn't he?"  "No,"   answered   young   Mrs.   Tor  kins, "he doesn't play much."' ,<  "What prevents him?"  "The  fact  that  pay  day  does  not  come oftener."'  T. P.'s Weekly. The heirs of the  late Edward Noyes Westcott. received  no less than. $75,000 as the extraordinary reward for his writing of  "David Harum." But history as well  as fiction has proved not a little profitable.  A portion of Macaulay's "History,'  for example, was crowned with a  check for $100,000. The great Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Ro-  man Empire" was remunerated by  $50,000, a sum which compensated  more than one novel of Sir Walter  Scott. But a correspondent of The  Westminster reminds us that for his  po.-ilhunious "Memoirs" Chateaubriand , received not only $50,000 in  cash, but an annuity of $2,400 for  himself and his wife as well. The  author of "Bene" lived on for twelve  years, so that he received for the book  rights of his posthumous < work $78,-  000. In addition to this the serial  rights brought in $15,000, making a  grand total of $94,000 received in his  lifetime. In inequality of rewards,  however, is often quite as striking as  the amounts. Tennyson's works wore  reaping royalties of $25,000 a year,  while Browning received less than  $1,000. Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co.  would print seven hundred and fifty  copies of a new poem by Browning,  and would sell only half of these during the first year. The shilling selection from the poems did much to  bring a public to this great poet.  When Ruskin had gone through his  father's large fortune Mr. Smith  offered him the sum of $10,000 for his  copyrights.' The .offer was refused,  and Ruskin, through the medium of  Mr. George Allen, became his own  publisher, and was soon in receipt of  more than $25,000 a year from the  sale of new editions of his works.  The poverty of literary men is too  often a mechanical cry like the stereotyped line, "He died in poverty and  left hi3 family in distress," which  William Jordan of The Literary Gazette was so fond of introducing into  his numerous biographies.  "Trilby"   and   "Sherlock   Holmes"  are also among the landmarks of this  age of authorship which is so literal-.,  ly golden.  The *"0mely" Bishop.  Since he became Dean of Manchester ��������� in 1S00 ��������� Bishop Welldon has  been winning that same measure of  popularity amongst the kindly, hard-      "Was  there   ever  any  insanity  in  headed people of Cottonopolis as he   your family?"  did amongst  the   exuberant   Harrow      "i don't know.   You see none of us  boys whom he governed for "thirteen   iia3 ever been tried for murder."  of the happiest years of my life."  To  :   a certain extent his popularity is to  Ask for Minard's and take no other.  be found in his unconventional ways.   For instance, he thinks that there is ^   Query  nothing like  a ride in a tramcar to  Was All  Fight     _^  The St. Louis Hostess���������I am afraid  you will find our Missouri water ra  ther unpleasant to your taste.  The Guest���������O, not at all, madam  It's the best that I ever ate.���������Judge.  Probably  the  ocean  is  treacherous  because it is full of craft.  Most men expect their wives to be  religious for the whole family.  The transition from winter's cold to  summer's heat frequently puts a  strain upon thc system that produces  internal complications, always painful  and often serious. A common form of  disorder is dysentery, to which many  are prone in the spring and summer.  The very best medicine to use in subduing this painful ailment, is Dr. J. D.  Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It is a  standard remedy, sold --verywhere.  get into touch with people, and illustrates the truth of this statement by  When the new 500-button dress becomes popular how long will it he be-  the following anecdote.   He happened  fore man is called upon to button just  to be traveling in one of the Manches-; 16 buttons  and  use  pins in the 484  ter tramcars one day, find fell into  conversation with a gentleman. The  latter evidently enjoyed the exchange  of conversation, for at the close of it,  other places?  Warts are unsightly blemishes, and  corns are painful growths.   Holloway's  as he reached the door to dismount,' Corn Cure will remove them,  this particular stranger turned round i  to the dean and in loud tones. exclaimed, much to the enjoyment of  the other occupants, "Sir, I think  you're 'omcly." "That's what I am,"  adds the dean, "I's 'omely."  **************************  Minard's   Liniment  used  by   Physicians.  You make a mistake if you think  that poverty means only th.������ ia'ck'of  gold. Its worst form is a poverty of  thought and ambition.  In the evening of life the want of  things material is easily righted, but  the poverty of mind is beyond all repair.  Fine   days   sometimes   come   under  the head of spring novelties.  of taking a silver dollar, placing It under a card of any kind and handing it  to the aged conductor when he came  to take up the tickets. He used to  slip the dollar Into the palm of his  hand, punch the card, and the students  saved $2 a trip, the conductor pocketing the extra dollar.  In October, 1004,  being drunk and incapable at Mare  street, Hackney. Constable Pitcher  proved the offence. A daughter of  the prisoner :hen came fonvard and  said her mother came back from  Canada three weeks ago, having been  deported by the Canadian Government because she was a drunkard.  Mr. d'Eyncourt said it was news  tbe officials or the road were astounded'to him that the Canadian Govern-  to get, together with his resignation, a i merit sent people back to England  full confession of his guilt Iu the form because tiicy were drunkards, and  of a check for $24,000, the sum he had remanded the prisoner for the court  stolen in twenty years. Every one'missionary to make some mquiry.-  thought the road would prosecute the' Lloyd's Weekly News.  old man, but it didn't.    The officials'' .. .. L.      ....  were so flabbergasted that instead of ManY  Nationalities,  discharging him they raised his salary.1    The  various peoples in  tho  Cana-  *-St Louis Republic. j dian west was well illustrated by tho  '-k i I story told  by Rev.  D.  B.  Harkness  of Winnipeg at the Laymen's Missionary Conference a short time ago. It  was the case of a Galician who quarrelled Avith a Chinaman over work  done by a Hungarian carpenter when  a Russian tailor tried to mako peace.  A Syrian waiter took the Chinaman's  side, a Bohemian cook took the side  of the Galician, a Swedish doctor  drcssod the Chinaman's wounds, an  Irish policeman arrested tho Galician,  who  was   tried   by   a   Scotch  A great many uncalled for remarks  rcacli the dead letter office.  In this wild stress of greed und gold  the invisible will'be just enough to  give every man his due.  Duty is one of the most-overworked  words in all the language. Duty is the  cold and bare anatomy of righteousness  USES BABY'S OWN  TABLETS ONLY.  Mrs Wm. Bell, Falkland,  B. C, says:���������"I have five little  ones ranging from one to eleven  years of age, and when any of  them are ailing I always give  them Baby's Own Tablets,  which always brings prompt relief. I do not think there is  anything- you can keep in the  home as good as Baby's Own  Tablets." Thousands of-other  mothers speak just as warmly  of this medicine, which never  fails to cure all stomach, bowel  and teething troubles. Guaranteed by a government analyst to  be perfectly safe. Sold by  medicine dealers or by mail at  25 cents a box from The Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Broek-  ville, Ont.  *************************  Old Dr. Rudge possessed a fund of  common sense and dry humor as valuable as his medical knowledge. One  frosty morning he met a business  friend, who innocently remarked:  "Doctor, when you have a bad cold,  what do you do?"  "Why, I blow my nose and cough."  ���������Lippincott's.  "What sorter confuses  mo,"   said  Uncle Kben, "is dat after 1 gits a lot I magistrate, convicted by the evidence  of advice J's got to go around an'git ��������� of  ������n  Italian  organ  grinder, lo<\\e<1  a lot, mo' advice 'bout which advice I's  g'inter take;.���������Washington Star.  up by a German turnkey and uttend-  fd in iail by a Polish n.i������r.'ii.  Irate Parent���������"I won't stand for  your dancing with that young Birij/H."  Pert Daughter���������"All right, pa. We'll  sit it out."���������Baltimore American.  Otherwise Engaged  Mrs. Tiptop���������"I am sorry you were  not nt my reception last evening."  Mrs. Highup (coldly)���������"1 received no  invitation." Mrs. Tiptop (with affected surprise)���������"Indeed? It must  havo miscarried. I had among my  suests three foreign counts." Mrs  Highup���������"So that is where they were?  I desired to engage them last evening  to wait at. table at our card party supper, but the employment agent told  mc they were out."  All the science in the world can't  make a bad man feel comfortable in  tlio company of the good,���������"Rain's  Horn" Brown.  First. Student���������"I'm thinking about  marrying that beautiful young girl I  met, yesterday," Chum���������"For heaven's  sake, old man, you haven't nnythin������  to many on!" First Student���������"Don't  be alarmed, old chap; I'm only thinking about it!"���������Town and Country,  Mnny n man is kept from being a  failure by having a good wife.  The man with a beam in IiIh eye is  always complaining that there is  .something the matter with the world.  Tim greater the house built on the  Hand the more dreadful will be the  wreck.  A man has to he more than n  "brotlior-in-kw to the church" before  he can pluck fruit from the tree of  life.  "Kthisl's a horrid thing!"  "Why, I thought you were friends?"  "Well, we aren't any moro.  She has  a more hideous hat than mine, and  I'd told my milliner to go the limit."  i ���������Philadelphia Ledger.  Mother (to a married daughter)���������  "What's the matter, Clara? Why are  you crying?"  Clara���������"Henry is so awfully cruel-  he is getting worse and worse every  dny. What do you think he said just  now? He told me that I must get rid  of the cook; he couldn't stand her  cooking any longer. And he knows  well enough that she has not done one  bit of cooking for a fortnight, and that  I have done it all myself!"  Bacon's Philosophy  Thc reverent philosopher, Francis  Bacon, says in his Advancement of  Learning: "To conclude, therefore, lot  no man out of a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation  think or maintain that a man can  search too far or be too well studied  in the book of God's word or in the  book of God's works, divinity, or philosophy, but rather let men endeavor  to achieve an endless progress or pro-  ficience in both." We have people  amongst us who would promote in the  twentieth century the obscurantism  against which Bacon protested in the  sixteenth.  Tlie men that make the history for  other men to record are-rarely ever  bookworms.  Minard's  Friend.  Liniment,    Lumberman's  Oh, dear!  Why,  ���������Hush, darling."  Barony Extinct.  By the death, just announced, of  the 30th Baron Howth without issue, Miss Ingenue���������"Aunty, what is that  the ti:le becomes extinct. The late biUe ribbon the tall gentleman on the  lord had obtained the ripe age of 82_ platform is wearing across his breast?"  years, and had never married. He Aunty���������"That? Oh that's his Gar-  was not at all fond of society, and ter ������  lived a very secluded life, with the jj.gs ingenuc-"Garter!  exception of a few years ������ the six-  w,   t     f ������        j       t u,  ties, when he was State  Steward to   T mino-     "  the Earls of  Carlisle and Kimberley   ' ?������Stv  respectively during their vice-royalty "k*  of Ireland.    Facing the hall-door of    Howth Castle is a most peculiar-look-     A burglar may not be a man of iron  ing old tree,  which would  certainly ; nerve, but he is a man of steal.  have fallen to pieces many years ago  but for the aid of many props and     Duly looks on life as n debt; love ti  iron hoops, which gave it the appear- always dreaming about t^e collectio  ancc of being in a cage.   The story of tj,at deDt-  goes that it has been prophesied that  when this tree went the family would  become extinct.   There is no question  about it that the tree is practically  gone, and has been so.for,many years.  For the  last twenty years  the \late  lord had been  a  great  invalid,   and  spent all of his tiihe either at Pau  or Bournemouth.  Stubb���������"Uncle   Hozekiah   made   a  ridiculous blunder in that swell cafe  last night.   He noticed the dignified  waiters in tuxedo suits going around  with towels on their arms."  Penn���������"Was the old man puzzled?"  Stubb���������"I   should   say    so,        He  leaned over and asked if tho gentle  men in wedding suits wcro going ti  take a bath."  Why Americans Are Coming  The American emigration into the  Canadian west, which promises-to be  the most important on record, is more  than ever.based upon a sound appreciation of prospective value0 of farm  lands and farm products, says the  Toronto Globe. The world-wide con-  To Settle Feud. . ditions which have made the Patten  According to advices from Auckland corner in the Chicago pit successful  (N.Z.), Colonel W. E. Gudgeon, resi-; indicate a continuous shortage in the  dent Commissioner at Rarotonga, is: wheat supplies of every country, and  proceeding to the disturbed Cook \ high prices for grain are predicted by  Islands on board the cruiser Cam-j the best authorities for the next year  brian, with full powers to deal with! to come. The west has still sufficient  the difficulties that have arisen in j'"''eat to market to make the recent  Manahiki and Rakahanga, which are,advance in prices a considerable ad-  stated to be due to .local, jealousy. I ditiorr to the revenue of the country  The natives of Rakahanga hauled unestimated at the beginning of the  down the British flag on July 1 last, season. The American farmers who  and after ejecting the island council are going into that territory realize  appointed their own Govcnrment, that a much larger return can be se-  judges and police. The ringleaders of j cured upon their capital than if it rathe movement was a dismissed teach-', named invested in farm lands in the  cr of the London Missionary Society. I western States.  Strength is the force of man, and influence is tho force of woman���������that  influence which the Ruffrage';o sncer.s  at.- -The Countess ���������' Dosart.  W, N. U��������� No, 739  As long as love has a drop of blood  left it ban something it is willing to  give up.  It's bettor to mend your ways before  you go broke.  Any time���������  Anywhere���������  Anybody���������  Mooney's  Biscuits  are  welcome���������for all occasions���������and  delight  young and  old alike with  their   appetizing   crispness   and  dainty deliciousness.  THE MOONEY BISCUIT & CANDY CO. LIMITED THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  GRATEFUL WOMAN  Tells, of the Remarkable Cure Dr. Williams  Pink Pills Wrought in Her Case- ���������  - Had Undergone Four Operations Without Help  When women approach that critical  period in their lives known as the  turn of life, they do so with a feeling of apprehension and uncertainty  for in the manner in which they pass  . that crisis determines the. health of  . their after life. During this most  important time in the life of a  woman, her whole aim 'should be to  build up and strengthen, her system  to meet the unusual demands upon  it. Devotion -to family should not  lead to neglect of self. The hard  work and worries of household carcv  should be avoided as far as possible  But whether she is able to do this or  ��������� not, no woman should" fail to take  the tonic treatment offered-by Dr  Williams' Pink Pills, which will  build -up her blood and fortify her  whole system, enabling her to pass  this critical period with safety. We  give the following strong proof of  what, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are  constantly doing for suffering women.  Mrs. Margaret .Wood, Southfiold  N. B., says:���������"Some years ago I became a victim to the troubles that  afflict so many of my sex, in the very  worst form. The doctor in chargi-  neither through medicine nor local  treatment gave me any help, and he  decided that I must undergo an operation if I was to have any relief  During the next two years I underwent four successive operations. During this time I had the attention of  some of the best physicians. From  each operation 1 received some benefit, but only of short duration, and  then I drifted back into tlie same  wretched condition as before. Dur  ing all this time I was taking medicine to build up my system, but with  no avail. 1 was reduced to a mere  tkeleton; my nerves were utterly  broken down. My blood was of a  light yellowish color, and I was so  far-gone that I took spells in which  my lips, fingers and tongue would  seem paralyzed. I cannot begin to  express what I suffered and went  through in those two years. I was  completely discouraged and thought  I could not live long. Then on the  urgent advice of friends I began to  i, take -Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and  after some weeks perceived a change  for the better. I continued to take  the pills for several months, gradually growing stronger and suffering  less,- and in the end found myself  once more a well woman and enjoying the blessing of such good health,  as  I  had  not known  for  years  fwo Sleighs and a Maiden.  By  HELEN   WOOD.  now always keep these Pills in the  house, and after a hard day's work  take them for a few days, and they  ���������always seem to put new life and energy in my body. I sincerely hope my  experience may be of benefit to some  other suffering women."  Dr. Williums' Pink Pills are sold  by all dealers in medicines or will  be sent by mail at ,50 cents a box or  six boxes for $2.50 by addressing  The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.  Brockville, Ont.  Jogged His Memory  A negro pastor was warming up to  the climax of his sermon, and his  auditors were waxing more and more  excited. "1 wahns yer, 0 my congre-  gashun," exclaimed the exhorter���������"I  wahns yer against the sin uv drinkin'  an' de sin uv chicken robbin', an' I  wahns yer, my breddern, against de  sin uv melon stealin'."  A devout worshipper in the rear of  the church jumped to his feet and  snapped his ringers excitedly.  "Whuffo does yer, my brodder, r'ar  up an' snap yo' fingers when I speaks  uv melon stealin'?" asked the  preacher.  "Kaze yo' jest 'minds me whar I  left mah overcoat," replied the devout  wofshipper as he hurried off.  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, 0.  We, the undersigned, have known F  J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and  Lelieve him perfectly honorable in all  business transactions and financially  able to carry out any obligations made  by his firm.  Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.  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 all Druggists.  Take Hall's Family Pills for Constipation.  Mock Oyster Dressing  One cupful of celery leaves and  celery minted, one quart of bread  crumbs, L'ao eggs, one teaspoonful of  salt, or to suit taste; enough liquid  from fowl to moisten bread. Beat  eggs well and add celery and bread  mix well together, and stuff fowl ns  for oyster dressing. Be sure and une  leaves of celery, for they give the  flavor of oysters.  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  I was very sick with Quinsy   and  thought I  would strangle.     I   used  MINARD'S LINIMENT and it cured  me at once.  I am never without it now.  Yours gratefully,  MRS. C D. PRINCE  Nauwigewauk, Oct. 21st.  Inconsiderate  The farmer had attended the funerals of his neighbor's wives without protest. When his friend wa3 bereaved a third time he positively refused the invitation. His wife pleaded  with him in vain.  "Not a step will I go," he explained  "How would I feel accepting his invitations three time and me without no  way of returning his civilities?"  Joel Herrlck drove along disconao-  lately In tlie moonlight, flicking his  whip about Day .Charley's enrs. Behind the yarn muffler bis face worcS  au expression of disappointment and  wounded pride, and it was evident  that the five milP3 of fine sleighing before him on this keen, beautiful night  held no charms.." Disconsolate he looked and disconsolate he felt, for had he  not just been scorned by the lady ot  his heart?  Little had he thought when he drove  Susannah Peters out to Johnson's golden wedding that she would desert him  for his bitterest rival, Ed Sparks, and  yet���������  Joel had danced often with the pretty, golden haired Susaunah. She, happily conscious of her new blue ribbons-  and pink cheeks, had beamed upon  him, dancing his heart quite out of  him aud himself Into the brave resolve  to speak of his love on the homeward  drive, for, although Joel had "kept  company" with Susanuah for six  months, be had always lacked the  courage to "ask her", point blank.  Now, Ed Sparks, on the other hand,  lacked not the courage, but rather had  pressed his suit, even when Susannah  had clearly snubbed 'him. Perhaps it  was done only to nettle the hesitating  Joel; perhaps Susannah was really Impressed by Ed's brand new suit of  store clothes, scarlet tie and glittering  cuff buttons" and studs. At any rate,  when the dancing was done and the  big dining room was thrown open It  was Ed Sparks -who stepped quickly  forward aud "handed" Susannah to  the delectable fieast, and It was Ed  Sparks who filled her glass with Aunt  Marcy Johnson's best blackberry wine  when the health of host and hostess  was drunk. And all the while Joel  Herriek, his heart eaten out with jealousy, tried to look gay as he served  another and less favored damsel.  After supper goodbys were said, the  stone bottles were filled with hot water in anticipation of long rides  through the cold night, the women  bundled each other up In tippet and  shawl, while the men harnessed the  horses. To be sure, Joel had but one  horse to harness, yet the crafty Ed  managed to reach the house door first  with his prancing young horses and a  new, fancy sleigh. - Susannah gave one  swift glance from Ed's dashlug turnout to staid Bay Charley and the old  fashioned cutter. Vaguely she heard a  chorus of feminine "oh's" and "ah's,"  and Joel's fate was sealed. She sprang  into Ed's sleigh, the envy of every  other girl on the great porch.  All this furnished anything but  pleasant thoughts for Joel as he drove  home alone, and'wqeu he realized that  at this moment Ed's arm might be  encircling the slender waist of Susannah he fairly groaned In spirit Perhaps the bold fellow might even dare  to kiss her. Joel grasped his whip  tightly, and Bay Charley sprang forward in surprise.  Two miles had been covered, and he  reached a point where the road wouud  through a patch of woodland. The  trees stood gaunt, strange and black  against the dazzling snow. Now and  then a branch snapped with the cold,  sounding like the report of a pistol on  tho still moonlight. Joel commenced  to whistle from sheer loneliness. Then  suddenly the sound died on his lips.  In astonishment he saw a woman  walking toward him. Nearer and nearer they came together. More and more  familiar became the outlines of that  feminine figure. As he slowed up it  shrank back against.a tree.  "Why, Susannah!"  "Oh, Joel, I'm so glad It's you!".  There were tears in her voice. But  Joel, remembered the slights, the humiliation, recently put upon him and  hardened his heart and his voice.  "Well, Miss Peters, if you are goin'  home alone I shall be pleased to take  you under my care." ���������  His tone was not inviting, but the  shivering Susannah quickly climbed to  his side. Joel touched up Bay Charley,  but for some time remained silent.  Now and then he glanced at the little  figure crouched at his side, shaking  with sobs and cold together. Joel's  heart "<mroacbed him, and he finally  remarried:  "Seems to me you ain't actio' right  tonight First you take up with n no  account sort of fellow like Ed Sparks;  then you go walkin' alone at this time  of night Whore's Ed. an' what does  he mean leaviu' you all alone like  this? If he ain't treated you right I'll  take him out an' horsewhip him."  Susannah laid her baud appealingly  on Joel's arm.  "I've been mean to you, Joel, but���������  but this aiu't Ed's fault I���������I���������fell  out!" _.    ���������  Joel snorted Incredulously.  "Yes, I did, too, Joel. We were just  above Old Man .ludkiu's place, an' one  of those big wild geese was lyln' In  the road, we not seelu' It because of  its beln' all white. It just took ah'  flew right lip In the horses' faces.  They're splrlty. you know, an' woii't  stand much, nn<-nn'"-thls very softly and slyly-"Ed ain't a driver like  you. He ain't Hliung. They ran like  wild, au' he Issd to stand up to hold  'em. An' whtii wo turned the corner  by the old apple tree the sleigh went  Into a post/toppled over. an'-I-I fell  out An' when I got up ly'saw the  sleigh swing!!)' from side to side au'  Ed standla' up an' htingln' on to the  reins."  Her recital came to a sudden and  undignified end as she giggled at the  recollection of her admirer's plight  She tried to smother the giggle In the  sleeve of Joel's great rough cont and  Chen continued:  "There hasn't been a soul along until  you came. I was scart to death. Everything was so white on' still, an' la  the woods the moon was lookln' at me  through the dark brunches of tbe trees  for all the world like u queer face. I-  I don't believe I could have stood It  much longer."  By this time Joel was chuckling over  his rival's predicament, and Susannah  sat up iu sudden dismay.  "But you won't tell anybody, will  v.  But just at this time Ed was having  fresh troubles of his own. Careening,  swaying, lie drew near IlulHesburg at  a racing gait,'"utterly unconscious that  Susannah was no longer clinging to  the seat before which he still stood,  tugging at the reins. Occasionally he  threw an encouraging word over his  shoulder or told her how  brave she  BABY FELL ON TO THE STOVE  Mrs. T. S. Dougall, of 523 Flora  Avenue. Winnipeg, says:���������-"My baby  gii-1 was arranging some of her doll's  -ashing on a clothes-rack beside the  tove, when she fell, .and her hand  b^ing thrown out to try and save herself, came in contact with the side of  was not to scream and add to their | the hot stove_   She sustained a serious  danger.   1 he horses would soon run ; burn> and hcr crk8 and 9creams were  themselves out, and the road before  them was clear.  But, alas, just as he turned into the  terrible.-  "I sent out to the druggist for the  best remedy he had to use on a burn.  town a sudden obstacle appeared in He said there was nothing to equal  their track���������Farmer Schneider's big Zam-Buk, and sent back a supply  sleigh, laden with the rosy cheeked I applied this, and it' soothed the pain  Mrs. Schneider and three equally rosy so quickly that the child laughed  daughters! ' At Ed's warning' shout through her tears. I bound up the  Schneider drew his placid wtiite mare , hand in Zam-Buk, and each day ap-  to one side, but the flying team caught P1Jed Zam-Buk frequently and liber-  the rear of, Schneider's sleigh, aud a j},1.1*"' until the bum was 9uite Clired  chorus of feminine shrieks was waft-1 " hat 1,lttle one was soon able to go on  ed to the fleeing Ed. /The drift was' w!j' 'ler W- and we had no trouble,  deep, and  the live Schneiders,  when   Wlth .h?r during the time the burn  disentangled,  found themselves unin.   ���������8 ^"J*  ie*loJ'   J ,feel v?7 Sratc-  " ful for this cure, and would recom  mend all mothers to keep Zam-Buk  handy for emergencies like this."  This is good advice. Zam-Buk, being purely herbal in its composition,  is particularly suited to the delicate  skin of children. While a powerful  healer, it is ateo highly antiseptic  Applied to a burn, a cut, a scald or  a scratch���������to any injury of the skin,  in fact���������it will kill all disease germs)  und removes all danger of festering  blood-poisoning, or inflammation. At  the same time it stimulates the cells  to great activity, and fresh, healthy  skin is soon produced to repair the  damage. Fifty cants spent on a box  of Zam-Buk has saved scores of people  as many dollars, to say nothing of  saving hours of pain!  A BOOM IN SEVENS.  jurcd, but nevertheless wrathful at the  reckless driver.  Iu tho meantime Ed had reached tbe  center of the.town, and his horses, exhausted and steaming, finally responded to the rein. With a feeling of intense relief Ed turned to his companion. Consternation seized him. Where  was 'Susaunah? Caught in" the maelstrom of Schneiders? No. Ills cutter  had not been injured In tho collision.  He remembered with horror that sho  had not spoken since the horses Grst  began their mad run. What if she had  been back there in the woods all this  time, frozen, perhaps attacked by  tramps? Ed wua too frightened to be  logical. With a curse he turned his  fagged horses back Into the road and  whipped them on at a mad gait Again  he passed the Schneider family, and B,acks Jhat  as the farmer once more pulled out of I T ,, . . _,  his way, this time more successfully,  wI"Mornineton Island    one   of the  rood wife murmured: S? .?yJ_r���������p '" thc G"lf, ?f.Ca  his good  pentaria, Mr. R. B. Howard, chief pro-  "I  did  not  think  Marcy"Johnson's, ='of aborig^  wine was so strong as that." | found a tribe 6which it\ ^^ ,  Half a mile farther he met Joel and npvcr bcfore come in contact witl)  stopped at the latter's vigorous hail.     whjte men.   After searching vainly for  "Good evenin', Ed," said Joel, with; two days, Mr. Howard came upon a  a cheerful smile for his discomfited j few natives, and afterward a consider-  rival. "Are you goin' to look for Su- ablo number were seen. The blacks  sannah?   She's here, safe in my sleigh,   he says, were in their primitive state  an' you can Just bet she ain't goln' to  make such a mistake again."  Ed ignored the complacertt Joel and,  making his best bow���������that Is, the best  he could make while trying to hold the  two astonished and trembling horses���������  said:  "I'm awful sorry I had such an accident. Miss Peters, but if you aren't  hurt it don't matter so much, and 1  hope you'll let me see you safe home."  Susannah choked back a persistent  giggle and clung to Joel's arm.  "You see, Mr. Sparks���������Mr. Herriek���������  I mean Joel���������an' I���������we���������I'm just as  much obliged"���������  Joel took up her faltering explanation and made it clear.  "I don't mind tellln' you, Mr. Sparks,  that hereafter Susannah an' I'll do our  sleigbin* together for all time, but If  you want a recommendation to any  other girl Susannah she'll give it, an'  we won't mention this here little affair."  And Mr. Spnrks, with a dignified uplifting of his fur cap and a few unintelligible words.-whipped up his horses,  swung arouud lu the road and raced  back to town.  They did notiknow the use of tobacco  and would not eat bread, meat or even  sugar, although they readily tasted  anything given to them. There was no  sign whatever of any disease, and although emaciated in appearance, they  were strong and agile.  From the dark kitchen there emanated a series of thumps and angrv  exclamations. Jones was looking for  the cat.  "Pa!" called thc son from the stair  way.  "Go to bed    and    let me alone,  blurted Jones.   "I've iust'"barked my  shins."  "Pa!" insisted    Tommy,     after  moment's silence.  "Well, what is it? Didn't I tell you  to keep quiet?"  "I���������1 didn't hear your shins bark."  And the next moment Tommy was  being pursued by an angry sire with a  hard hair brush.  Athletic Brothers Are to Play Football  Match In England.  If,' as seems likely, we are about  to see a "boom" in athletic contests  between sets of seven brothers,, due  to the sensation that is practically  certain to be created by the forth-,  coming football match between the  seven brothers Williams, of Haverfordwest, and the seven brothers Randall, of Llanelly, it will merely be  a revival of an old custom dear to  our forefathers.  Ssven has always been regarded as  a lucky number, and in the old days,  when people were more superstitious  than thoy are now, near relatives who  could work together in sets of seven  always tried to do so, believing that  they'thereby secured some mysterious  advantage.  There were, for example, the seven  boxers of Beeston, all brothers,' and  all chimney-sweeps by trade, whom  the redoubtable Jem Mace met and  defeated one after another, as set  forth in full in his memoirs.  Then there were the seven Lees,  gypsies, who used to go about the  country with a boxing-cloth giving  exhibitions. According to their own  story, there was only three years difference between the ages of the  youngest and the eldest of the seven,  the explanation being that tho'batch  of brothers included three sets of  twins.  Their success was such that thev  soon had plenty of imitators, including tho famous Lancashire Wrestlimr  Septette, who for years took on allcomers. These wero undoubtedly the  sons of one mother, for they used to  exhibit their birth certificates outside their booth.  At one of their matches they were  opposed by n septette of Irish wrestlers, e������.ch of whom was said to be the  seventh son of a seventh son, a combination which is supposed to be enormously lucky, and is certainly extremely rare.. However, in this case  skill triumphed over luck, for the  Irishmen were easily beaten by the.  lads from Lancashire.  FIGHTING FOR A PEERAGE.  The Sins of the Son.  In Busreh, Persia, the bapd of native justice punishes the robber with  great severity, as may be inferred  from the following episode, the truth  of which is vouched for by a gentleman of position long resident in the  district. On a certain occasion a native of low class attacked this gentleman, seized the bridle of his horse  and demanded baksheesh. The rider  promptly delivered his assailant a  blow with his whip aud proceeded to  the head sheikh, to whom he reported  the matter. The sheikh undertook to  see that the miscreant should be suitably punished, and the traveler, continued his journey. On his return he  ngaln visited this dignitary* who, bowing low, assured the gentleman that  both the guilty man and his father had  been severely bastinadoed! The traveler ventured to remark that the father, at any rate, was Innocent and  asked why punishment had been meted  out to him. The reply was quickly  forthcoming, "Oh, we punished the  man for his wicked act and the father because be had not brought up  his son properly!" a rather startling  reversion of the order In which the  punishment for sin Is to he visited according to Scriptural ideas.  Willie was paying a visit, and he  found thc intervals between meals  longer than usual.  "I ain't going to ask for any cake,"  he remarked at last blandly.  "That's very nice of you, Willie,'  said his hostess.  "Because," he went on loudly, ignoring her remark, "in houses where  ladies is polite to little boys 1 don't  have to."  Willie got his cake.  Had All the Symptoms  The  learned   hobo  was  dispensing  ' I knowledge for the benefit of his less  " 1 enlightened companion.  I    "Have you ever been  bitten by a  j dog?" he asked.  I    "Many's de time," replied the unen-  I lightened one..  j    "Are you  not  afraid  of hydrophobia?"  "Nix on de hydro."  ".'Tis a curious disease.   When a  person contracts hydrophobia the very  thought of water makes him sick."  "Is dat on de level?   Youse ain't  "stringing me?"  "It'is a scientific, fact."  "Den I bet I've had it all me life,  an' I never knowed wot was de matter  wid me!"  There is no greater luxury than th  possession of a friend that under  stands you.  In   your   version  of  the story   the  other fellow makes a poor showing.  His Kick.  "I do wish." said Mrs. Stiles, "that  you'd try to keep yourself neater."  "But, my dear," protested her husband, "you're not so careful"���������  "I'm uot? I'm certainly more careful of my clothes than you"���������  "That's just It You should be more  careful of me." ��������� Catholic Standard  and Tlnieu,  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator  will  drive ( worms  frorn   tho ^system y0Ui joef? The whole town '11 be laugh-  In' nt me.".  Joel turned serious on tho Instant.  without injury to the child, because  its action, while fully effective, i������  mild.  Tho sun seta only in tho west, but  an old hen is willing to sot anywhere  "No, they won't laugh at you.   If/  they do they'll uavo to answer to me.  Bosldcfl, tho jQkailu't on you. It's on  Hi3 Noble Works at Home.  "Don't you thlulc, Minerva," said  her husband anxiously as he tied tbe  kitchen apron firmly around his waist  and tucked his whiskers behind tbe  bib to keep them out of the dishwater  ���������"don't you think thnt we are carrying this idea of co-operation iu domestic matters to extremes? I have been  washing dishes for a week now, and  between times I have been doing n  little Scriptural reading, and I cannot  ibid In the Bible any authority for  men's doing kitchen work, but women  are frequently spoken of In this connection.  " 'She looked well to tho ways of her  household.' 'She worketh willingly  with her hands.* 'She riseth while it  Is yet night and glveth meat to her  household.' These quotations, Minerva, would seem to warrant the conclusion that household duties should  properly bo assigned to the woman."  "My dear," replied his wife, "If you  will pursue your studies you will find  In II Kings xxl. 13, these words: 'I  will wipe Jerusalem as a mini wlpeth  a dish, wiping It and turning It upside  down.' This proves that you are nobly  doing the work designed for you by  Providence. When you are through  bo sure to wash the towels clean,  shnkt tliein and hang them straight  on tho ruck. Death, you know, lurks  In the dishcloth. I am now going out  to attend a meeting of tho Society For  tho Extinction of tho Mlcrobo by  Means of Electricity."���������Lntlloa' Homo  Journal. '.'.'.,.','",  Is Your Back the  Does it play out first when you have  steady work to do.  Look for other indications that the  kidneys ar6 to blame and obtain  cure by using Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills.  Many a man finds that his back is  his weakest point and does not know  vhy.  He cannot do heavy work and even  light work, if continuous, leads to an  aching back. *  Under these circumstances you can  be pretty sure that the kidneys are  vcak and disordered and that the back  yains are really kidney pains.  Other symptoms are deposits in the  urine after standing, pain and smarting when passing water, frequent de-  idre to urinate, also headache, dryness  and harshness of the skin and pains  in the limbs and body.  If an insurance company finds these  symptoms present they will not insure  your life. Isn't this .sufficient indica-  tkn that there is danger ahead?  Backache soon disappears when Dr  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills are used  ana kidney disease is thoroughly cured  b> this treatment.  You can find positive proof of this  statement in almost every community  in this country and here is a letter  very much to the point.  Mr. Geo. Tryon, Wcstport, Leeds  Co., Ont., writes:���������"For two years I  vus completely laid up with lame back  and could neither walk or ride. I  tried many medicines and tlio doctor's  treatment did not help me.  "A friend told me about Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills, and this medicine  completely cured mc. I have never  nnd a lame back or kidney trouble  Hince and my cure has been the means  of selling many boxes of Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills," One pill a dose,  25 cents a box at all dealers or Edman-  ������on, Bates & Co., Toronto.  Dublin's  Slums.  The strong remarks of the Recorder  of  Dublin  in  regard  to the terrible  slums which darken the Irish capital  have again drawn attention to what  is   undoubtedly   a  shocking  state  of  affairs.    Sir- Charles Cameron,  medical officer of health for the city, said  he considered that the main cause of  the extreme poverty was the lack of  employment owing to the absence of  large industries.   "Thirty-seven out of  every  hundred   families live   in   one  room,"  he  said,  'and  I think  their  case is worse than that of thc very  poor in any centre in England.   The  proportion of the  people  of  Dublin  who are very badly off in regard to  good clothes and fire is very large indeed.    Here is a typical case which  has been brought to my notice.   It is  that of a poor young Wiman five oi  six and twenty in an advanced state  of consumption.   Sho has four chil  dren, including a baby in arms whf  is also consumptive, and her husbani1  only earns eleven shilling a week ar  a  messenger.    All   they   live   on   i-  bread  and  tea.    There are  consider  ably  over  1,000   regular   beggars  ir  Dublin.  Most of the very poor live ir  tenement houses.    Much of the property is old and decayed.    It offer  gets so dilapidated as to be unfit foi  habitation. v   Wc  have  closed  about  3,000 such houses in the last twenty-  five years.   Some of the rooms arc let  as low as Is. a week, but the rents  vary from Is. to 2s.  It is strange how  few   bachelors   you   find   among  the  very poor. They marry'no matter hov.  poor they are and thus the ranks of  the poverty-stricken are swelled."  ?   A Youthful Robber.  Brought before the Preston (Eng.)  magistrates recently as not being _under" proper guardianship, a diminutive boy named Francis Glaze, eleven  years of age, was remanded for t>  week, after a remarkable account had  been given of his alleged proficiency  in tliiefs of a particular order. The  chief constable \ informed the court  that Glaze was the leader of a gang  of boy thieves who went about robbing letter and pillar-boxes in different parts of the town. On the previous Sunday alone the prisoner :ob  tained in this manner cheques, postal  orders, etc., to the value of ������460, and  he had given the postal authorities a  great amount of trouble. On another  occasion he obtained over ������60. Detective Woodacre stated that the boy  had a remarkably small hand and a  thin arm, which ho could thrust  through apertures in the boxes auo  so abstract the contents. The prisoner  hid the plunder in a cellar underneath his school find in crevices in  different parts of the town. Although  so young, he was absolutely beyond  controi, and frequented the company  of thieves.  Famous Claim to Earldom of. Berkeley Caused a Sensation.  The claim lo the Sackville barony,  which has excited so. much interest  recently, has many points in common  with the sensational claim to the  Earldom of Berkeley, which set every  tongue in' England wagging a century  and more ago. ��������� .'  That the fifth Earl of Berkeley had  taken to wife the pretty daughter'of  William Cole, a Gloucester butcher,  who became the mother of seven stalwart sons, was beyond all dispute;  but whether the marriage took placr?  before the birth of the eldest son, or  ten yedrs later, was a very different  matter, and round this point the battle waged fiercely. Of this earlier alleged marriage the only evidence wti1  an entry on a slip of paper attached  to a page of the Berkeley marriage  register. The clergyman in whose  handwriting the entry was said to be  was dead; so, too, was one of the witnesses, while the signature of the  second witness was in an assumed  name.  A marriage thus supported failed to  satisfy the House of Lords, who held  that it was not proven, and thevoarl-  dorn was awarded, not to the eldest  son of tlie union, but to the fifth son,  who was born after the later and properly-authenticated wedding; and  who, to his honor be is said, refused  to assume a title which he declared  belonged to his eldest brother.  But all claims to peerages are not  supported by even such slight evidence as a doubtful marriage-entry.  When a Mr. Cooke cast covetous eyes  on the Stafford barony in 1823 he  did not trouble himself about such  a small matter as making his claim  good. Possession, he knew, was "nine  points of the law," and, acting on this  maxim, he installed himself in Stafford Castle during the owner's absence, and refused to budge until he  was turned out "neck and crop."  Such a summary proceeding., however, did not disconcert him in the  least. He made a neighboring inn his  headquarters, served notices on the  tenants bidding them pay their rents  to him as their lord, and started a  carriage which flaunted the Stafford  arms in the face of the world; and  when at last he found himself in the  clutches of the law, charged with  fraud and impersonation, he had the  effrontery to claim his "privilege of  peerage!"  A less resolute man was the Birmingham tradesman ��������� who, some years  ago, sought to wear a coronet as' Earl  of Stirling. He succeeded in raising  $65,000 to prosecute his claim, giving  as security bonds for $250,000 on the  property which was soon to be his,  and appeared to have the earldom  within his clutch when, as ill-luck  would have.it, he was arrested on a  charge of forgery. The claimant,  however, seems to have been rather  the dupe than the villain of the play,  for he was acquitted.  Harold's Wish  Although there was no sort of toy  which could be bought which Harold  had not in his possession, he still had  his unsatisfied longings. ���������  "I know what I wish I was, mother," he said one day, when his own  big brother had gone away and the  little boy across the street was ill.  "Yes, dear?" said his mother. "Per-  hapsNyou can be it, Harold; mother  will help you.   Is't to play soldier?"  "No/"indeed!" said Harold, scornfully. "I just wish 1 was two little  dv^s, so I could play together."  A Begging Letter.  Thc following petition has recently  been printed in an Indian paper:  Honored Master,���������Hoping heard of  your almighty mercy and loving kindness to us worms, I tell you my circumstances. By the grace of God and  your lordship I have seven childrens,  all babes and sucklings. Besides this  abominable litter I have many male  and female relations. What have 1  done that I should be blessed with  such cursed trials. As your lordship  is our father and mother, I would request that you will take this worm  and wife and relations both male and  female and provide for us from your  country at a remunerative of Rs. 20 a  month. I cannot read or write, and  have only a suckle qualifications and  male relations and feminine. But by  the grace of God and your lordship I  look forwards to years of prosperity  and happiness. All the Chaoni of  Deo rings of your praises your justice and mercy, therefore call us that  we may fatten on your love and gentleness, call quickly your faithful  worm and beast.���������Numa Lai.  "(Despicable brute and unwilling  father of babes.)"  A Thorough Pill.���������To clear the  stomach and bowels of impurities and  irritants is necessary when their action  is irregular. The pill3 that will do  this work thoroughly are Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills, which are mild in  action but mighty in results. -They  purge painlessly and effectively, and  work a permanent cure. They can be  used without fear by the most delicately constituted, as there are no  painful effecta^preceding their gentle  operation.  Some brands of charity seem to bear  the earmarks of selfishness. ���������  Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.  She���������How conceitedly that man  lalks. Is he an actor? He ��������� iVo.ve  than that!   He's an amateur netoi.  One of the wives of a Mormon coming downstairs one morning met the  physician who was attending her husband.  "Is he very ill?" she asked anxiously.  "He is," replied the physician. "I  fear the end is not far off."  "Do you think," she said, "I should  be at his bedside during his last moments?"  "Yes. But I advise you to hurry  The best places are already being  taken.  The man   wiio   pays cash down  never called upon to pay up.  is  They were sitting under a fine tree  in tlie park. He declaimed his passion; she listened demurely. "I swear  t have never loved any girl before," he  assured her. "You always say such  appropriate things, Dick," she mur  mured; "this is a chestnut tree."  Conductor���������Say, you, don't you know  better than to get off the car while it  is in motion?  . Passenger���������Well, why didn't you  tell me your old car was in motion?.  Mr. Aus'en Chamberlain.  Mr. Austen Chamberlain tells an  excelient story against himself. When  he left his Alma Mater he traveled  on the Continent for some months,  and then returned to Birmingham  with the intention of devotins himself seriously to politics. He had  been at home only a few days when  ho met his old nurse, who inquired  what vocation ho thought of pursuing.   "Oh." he said,  in  reply  Suffocated In Church.  An extraordinary incident occurred  at a Wesleyan Chapel in the viliage  of Peak Dale, near Buxton, England,  recently. The service had been in  progress slightly over half an hour,  and the preacher had just finished his  address to the children, when a boy  dropped insensible, and almost immediately aferwards two more children dropped to the floor. Adult  members of the congregation rushed  for water, and the place was soon in  a state of commotion and strange excitement. In all about ten children  and a young lady named Hadfield  were prostrated, and considerable difficulty was experienced in bringing  her and several of the children back  to consciousness. Many other members of the congregation were seized  with sickness, and were taken home.  The cause of the sickness seems to  have been the fumes from the furnace of the heating apparatus and  thc absence of ventilation.  going in for polities!" "For politics!  was thfi exclamation of the old lady.  "Oh, Mr. Austen, I should have  thought two in the family, your  father nnd Mr. Richard, enouch to  have had in politics! Whv don't you  go in for something useful?"  Saved Their Taxes.  A curious feet has come to light in  connection with tlie late famine in  India. Even in the districts which  wero most affected it is now possible  to collect the suspended land revenue  and tiikevi, nnd district officers haw  noticed that many of the rupees paid  in on thnse accounts have obviously  boon buried. It seems quite evident  that the famine, severe ns it was, did  not exhaust the resources of the people anil that at least a portion of the  tnknvi advances were promntly buried I'.eainst the day when tho Sircar  should demand their payment,  England's Cleverest K.C.'s.  What must they be earning? is the  question   many   people   are   asking  about Mr. Ruf'us Isaacs and Sir Ed-  1,n I ward Carson, who occupy the premier  Some fellows when referring to their  ancestry, are quite correct in making  mention of their great descent.  Because a man happens to be ex-  Iravagnnt in his love is no sign he wil'  ever co.ue to want.  Several years ago the late. Sir  b'rancis Lockwood got a prisoner off  by proving an alibi. Some time  afterward the judge met him and said:  "Well, Lockwood,-that wai a very  good alibi.'' "Yes, my lord, was the  answer; "I had three offered me, and  I think I selected the best."  Polite Youth���������"You acted awfully  well, don't you know."  She���������"The audience didn't seem to  think so. They did not applaud a bit  when I came off the stage."  Polite Youth���������"Oh, but I am sure  they were awfully pleased."  An Explanation  "Why do you call her a cat?"  "She scratched me off her visiting  list."  positions amongst Great Britain's  K.C.'s. In every important case one  of these distinguished advocates is  retained on one side and thc other  against him. Solicitors look nowhere  cise, is the complain of confreres.  And, curiously enough, both passed  years in another sphere before joining  the English Bar. Sir Edward first  practiced at the Irish Bar, and Mr.  Isaacs commenced his career as a  stockbroker.  Mirrors, unlike some people, never  forco their reflections upon us.  "Don't, you think," said the amateur  actor, "that I would score a success in  the balcony scene from 'Romeo anil  Juliet'?" "Well," replied the distinguished friend, "with a little assist-  nnce from the fltago carpentor you  mijrht mflko a hit nt tho balcony,"  To Fight the Lower Caste.  Ovor a hundred ruling chiefs and  hereditary nobles of ancient family  in the Punjab have formed a unique  political association, the object of  which is "to(support the British Government and defend the immemorial  supremacy of the aristocracy against  tho disintegrating forces of unrest let  loose by ambitious demagogues who  have sprung from obscurity."  Wanted No Saxon.  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It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained iu  New Denver   long   after  "NoaH was dead ;   how a  parson  took a   drink   at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how  justice was dealt iu  Kaslo   in  '93;   how  the  saloon man outprayed tho  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts    the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains .tho early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it are" printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.    Send for  one  before it is too late.  The   price   is   2f>   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  ���������world.    Address   all   letters to  T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  (hat the  editor   would  onco more like  to commune with  j'our collateral.  Sua 1,1, we celebrate on Dominion  Day or put it off for a couple of  years? Do tlie boycotters try to  do anything for the town except  look wise? This boycotted concern is willing to put up a few-  dollars to waken things up, aud it  is supposed to be dead and in the  journalistic boneyard. How many  of the non-producing boycotters  will toe the mark and come through  with two bits apiece.  The man who works for nothing,  the merchant who sells below cost,  the contra dor who takes work below a living rate, is stealing the  bread out of his neighbor's mouth,  and a constant menace to every  man who pays a hundred cents on  the dollar. He is stealing from  the man who is doing a legitimate  business aud who is endeavoring  to build up the community in  which he resides. Nickel men  never yet made a dollar town.  If employers would pay men in  responsible positions better salaries  there would be fewer downfalls.  The higher the position a young  man occupies the greater are his  obligations in the community, socially and otherwise. In other  words, people expect a young man  lo live up to his position, no matter what his salary may be. The  employer who pays ������G00 to a $1500  position is running a criminal  manufactory and should receive a  share of the punishment.  A Local Option meeting was  held in (he Presbyterian church  last evening. Just what the people in this city want ! Drive every  legitimate business to the wall.  Then seo how long the wind-jammers will survive. "We do want  local option in this town���������the  option of attending to our own  business. There is no greater pest  on earth than "the paid wind-jammer who thinks all men should  regulate their lives in accordance  with his narrow understanding.  portant question in tlie East at the  present  time.    Let  him  continue  to hit the grit.    Ib is moro healthful for him lo  tramp all  over the  country than to  loaf  in one town,  and   better   for   the   town.     The  tramp is something that should he  distributed  all  over  the country.  He  is  the. bent possible object lesson to thrifty citizens on au insane  immigration  policy.    So   long   as  the government of (he  country allows  corporations  to   import 1 tlio  lowest class of Europeans and Asiatics   in   order  to  reduce, wages,  there will be tramps.    There never  has been a  time iu, the  history of  Canada when there was a necessity  for the importation of labor.    The  number of tramps   is   increasing  each  year,  still  tho importations  go on.    Take the employees of the  B.   C.   Copper  company, when  it  was in operation,   as  an  example.  Fully  one half of  them were unable to read or write  English.    In  this  wo are  not referring  to  the  Scandinavians,   who  have  no  superiors as mine or smelter workers,  and who  identify Ihemselvcs-with  every movement  tending  towards  the prosperity of  the  community  in which they reside.    The Crow's  Nest  Pass  Coal   company  is   another   example.     English   is   not  heard as frequently among the employees of that company as is some  some other language.    These   ignorant foreigner:,  obtain  work in  two   ways :    First,   by   taking   a  lower wage than   residents of the  country ; and,   secondly,   by  paying   a   portion    of    their    wages  monthly to unscrupulous foremen.  The greed of employers and an imbecile  immigration   policy are responsible for the  tramps.    Large  employers will  continr.e to import  cheap  labor so Ions as thoy are allowed to do so by tho government,  without any  thought   as   to   the  qualifications   of  these   foreigners  for   citizenship.     Let  the tramp  swarm all over thc country.    If lie  can't get work he  can   at  least do  missionary   work    among   people  who do not know  how  to protect  themselves at the b'dlot box. What  this  country  really  needs is more  tramps, ''swarms of  them, to show  in its true light the im migration  policy of thegovcrnment.    Canada  needs millions of European ignorant toughs in order that the supply  of tramps may not run out.  tr^-*^*J,.-yfcV.**fcrf*������*r..1������S SsJtYfr.jTTrq'; n.~\  But what of the countless times  when the nariio and reputation and  character of men and women are  disposed of by a word of thoughtless slander ? Do you stop then  and weigh evidence? Do you do  rnand -proof and fact? Do yon  pause te consider what, motive may  lie behind the initial accusation?  Do you seek to trace its causs? Do  you ponder over the probable consequence of your gossip ? You don'l  It isn't because you wish to-  hurt nor because you are realh  malicious, but because you don'l  visualize the consequences of ybui  thoughtlessness���������because you (lon'i  see the definite outcome of wha'  you are doing.  The  chaiity  that you  spell  ii  dollar marks is minor alms.    Give  of your heart, give of your understanding,  of your   gentleness,   of  your forbearance.  Don't judge.  First of all, because whe?. it is  your province your own weakness  should plead forgiveness for another. And, secondly, because it  is usually none, of your business to  8iiok"ydur nose into ail'.tirs that do  not concern you.���������II. Kaufman.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Selected.  A lucky man can afford to pose  as a disbeliever in luck.  Babies are coupons clipped from  the bonds of matrimony.  A man reap.-; what he sows, but  the woman sews what she.ripa.  He who doesn't find others social  is hardly ever social himself.  It is better to marry for money  than never to have money at all.  No advance in the price of shoes  will keep some men from kicking.  You always get a full measure  when you acquire a peck of trouble  If yon shake the political plum  tree you'll dislodge a lot of grafters  Onlj' one bloomer girl in a thousand gets a husband and he is a  fool.  cosag  Dealer in Coal, "Wood, Ties, Poles, etc.: Heavy Teaming  to any part of the District.      :,      '  " Unequalled for Domestic ,'Use."  The difference-.between meddling' and investigating is that you  investigate and others meddle.  A. L. WHITE  TRUNKS BJlfl 3 ������������atst?  The Furniture (Man  'PHONE 16.  nelson, B. .&  GEO. T. tt'El-is, Proprietor.  First-class _ in everything.  Steam heat,' electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.-  ClK...  \     _.  THE LEDGE  Kaslo, B. 0.  In Advance.  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at'7-tt..m., and for Oroville at 2:30  fa. in,'    ' '���������  ::     '*'' J.'MoDo.YKix.  Foil some unaccountable reason  The Ledge mailed here at 2 o'clock  Friday last did not reach Anacon-  di   until  Monday.    The  distance  between the two postofiices is only  a mile.    We tie the papers going  each direction in  separate bundles  and  address   the   packages going  east and west with different colored  pencils.    All  packages  going east  are addressed in blue, and all west  in red.    This is done so that the  mail clerk  can make no mistake,  no matter how illiterate, if he is  not color blind.    It is necessary  that the west mail should  reach  Midway  on   Friday   in   order  to  catch  thc  West Fork stage Saturday.    As Thc Ledge is the only  district paper having a fair circulation  in  tho  West Fork country  we make a point of mailing it in  time to reach  the  West Fork on  Saiurdav.  K. of P. Elect Officers.  At last night's meeting-of Greenwood lodge oNV. 20, Knights of  Pythias, the following ollicers were  elected :  Chas. Eirce, O. 0.  A. J. Logan, V. C.  Wm. Lawson, P.  "tNC Morrison, M. of W.  Jas. W. Grier, K. E. S.  W. T. Thompson, M. of F.  Wm. Johns, M. of E.  Chas. Dagman, M. at A. "  Win. Dunstan, I. G.  A. J. Lind, 0. G.  The installation will bo held  early in July.  Who Are You ?  Men who have to bog aro usually tlie ones who formerly squandered.  Many of us think we aro so nice  that our kin wouldn't object if we  lived with  them���������but they would.  The fear of being found out is responsible for many a man's respectability.  It makes you feel important  every time anyone asks you for  advice.  A slow chap frequently gets  many laps previous to the one who  is fast.  A doctor may "be given credit for  curing a patient- but he prefers the  Anytning from the Kitchen  to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  A. L.'WHITE  The Furniture Man.  biting acid of  later cat  '   LOV/ERY-'S CLAIM  'During Hit) 37 ihoiiIIih that Loivcry'c  Claim Ivan 011 earth It ilirl bnsinom all  hver tliu' world. It wim tlio most  iliiif|ile,'inilBpoii(lfiiit ond /wirlrws jottr-  iml'i'.vor produced In Canada. Political  hnd theological oncmltis ptimuid it with  ���������he venom of a rntthignnko until the  Irovurtinmitt shut it out of tlwi inniln,  a nil ItH editor ennsad to publish It.  p/iitly on w'fomit of a'Incy liver 11 rid  bnrtly bcc.tn.iu it tnlum n pilo'nf money  to run a paper thai Ih outlawed. Ihern  hrc still 25 different ridltioriH of thin condemned journal In print. Send lOeonto  Iind get one or p. 50 rind cret tho bunch  ������������������������������ R. T LOWRRV.  Oi'cemvood,!). C.  ItcniMvjiI of Mi|iior Mci-tisu.  Tnko Notlim t.li/ir, I, M. W. liinllow, lntontl up  plyliiK to tlio Siipurlnteitiloiie of I'roviiii'lnl Po-  Hon, ut tht* luplratiun of ono rnmitli from the  iind! Iwriitif, for a rtttwwiil /it my liolol Ilwitsu  for thft protiiVwi' Un<>w-ii-am��������� ilia VViiuIdur Hotel  nl. Dun oro, 11. 0.  1 n.it.!.l ttilt mill ilrtyot Mny, 1pr.11,  M. W, WM'I.OiV.  "With   four  tunnels   being run  iuto the high-grade belt at intervals of between a half and a mile  apart,   development is being done  that filiould  result in  proving the  belt and in   the   discovery   of a  number   of   high-grade   veins   at  depth.    Each  new vein discovered  means tho employment of an extra  number of men and  a' constfjuent  increase in the payroll to be spent  in the city.    At present there are  about   twenty-five men  employed  in  the   high-grade mines.     This  number should ho increased to one  hundred in f-ixty days if oro is encountered,  fin-1  then  the business  interests of thn city will bo independent of tho II. 0. Copper company, its opening.H and its closings.  When   that  time arrives   Greenwood will be prosperous.  "What  shall   wo  do  with tho  tramp? appears to be Um all.ir������r'  "What have you made of yourself ? What have you done for the  world ? "Whom have you helped on  the up-road '! What sacrifices have  you endured to justify the right to  claim principle? JIow many times  have you resisted tho sale of your  honor? How often have you kept  your word rather than keep an unfair dollar or take an unfair advantage?  Is society any better for your  birth, or have you added to the  welfare of others ?  Suppose you drop thc blinders of  conceit and take a squint in thc  mirror of revelation. And while  you're at it get a good look. Sec  your wcakncsr-es and acknowledge  them. They're bound to be found  out by some one else, because the  ife.will sooner or  away the plating of hypocrisy and let the brass of your  nature peep through.  "Who are you that you havo the  right to judge anybody ?  Is your own past .so spotless���������  has your own record been so pure  that you're qualified to .condemn  any man or woman in the tribunal  of your complacency ?  Have you known hunger and  privation���������has your heart been  torn and your soul worn by the  pressure and tho grind of misfortune?. Havo you been put in positions where temptation cried out  with a thousand tongues while  necessity knmited with 11 hundred  Inches? Are you ho ju^t, so all  knowing as to determine how any  man or woman shall a..:t?  Circumstances aro so peculiar,  combinations of event* are so misleading, that every wheel in the  machinery of justice is set to clog  at circumstantial evidence. The  juryman recognizing that his verdict will bring a dtflinite result-  that it will send a man to his death  or deprive him of his freedom and  destroy his good name���������argues and  pleads and fights with his iweociutes  over ovcry doubtful point in tho  testimony rather than go through  llfo with the respouiiibility of condemnation,  A widow seems to mourn more  for a bad husband than for the loss  of a good one.  Never judge the worth of an article by the amount of coin you  put up for it.  Although the toper knows that  he has to die he draws the liuo at  a watery grave.  It's unfortunate that all men  are liars���������but it's -more so that all  women know it.  Often a man spends a lot of time  fit his club because there is no  place like home.  It's a pity that our neighbors  don't know as well as we do what's  good for them.  The wag of a dog's tail is more  to be trusted than the shake of  many a man's hand.  Many men would reach the top  if they could attain it by sliding  instead of climbing.  Tho worst feature of a divorce  is that it usually results in two  more marriages.  The man who hesitates before  he makes a promise is tho ono  who's most apt to keep it.  A genius is a man who doesn't  know whether he's eating boiled  cabbage or stewed fudge.  The average man would rather  lose a dollar on a horse race than  earn a quarter at hard work.  .-'---- Ro$$iattd  Is thc leading hotel of the  city, and the home of tourists,  mining: men and commercial  travelers.  Do not miss it when" visiting the famous Golden.City.  3. tonfKJiis^ Eiiauager.  & GO.  RETUEN EXCURSION RATES  FJ103I  'GREENWOOD-  TO  Administrator's Notice.  Tickets on sale daily, May  29 th to Oct. 14th. Final- return limit lf> days. Corresponding fares from other  points.   Tickets at  REDUCED RATES  Will also be on sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  July 2nd and 3rd,  August 11th and 12th,  TO EASTERN DESTINATIONS  in Canada and the United States,  with choice of routes and final  return limit of Oct. 31st  For full particulars apply to  E. R. Redpath,  Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  J.  E.  PltOCTOK,  D. P. A., Calgary, Alta.  ,''   '       nelson, b. c.  wholesale  ���������   dealers inj  Produce 'andij Provisions  In UiftOmnty Cniirfc of Vnln, hnltlcn .it Grntitl  Korli-t In tlio Ejtutu of William J, Walker, do-  I'uti.iiiil: I  NOTIOU IS "ITKllKlir CIIVEX that on the  Sfith itay of April,. IfKrtl, It wm onlcrcil h.y Ills  Honor Juiltfo Krun-n that A. C. Sutton, Official  A'linlnMrntm", lie administrator of llm citato of  William.), \Valitor, l.tto of Grcsmvood, Ii.C.  tlt!i,R,iscil,lritt!Kt.ntu.  Eviry pcr.Hon liirfclitetl to the nalil dnruaooil Id  ri'iiulrml to make payment forlliivlth to thu un-  iliiiviljrtioil and (ivory purjon liiiviujr in po.-iaol-  sirm t ir.iet-! liuloiiKiujf to <Im.W!Ul i.-i required  Ijufuiu tin* Sl.st day of. June, 19 W, to send ly  ri'Kl.itcrcil ilclter, a''(liTiw.d to the iitidorslfjncd,  litt iiniiio nml ntlilrtSM and full partlculiiH of lifn  claim or lircroit, and aHtiitomciit of Ida account  and the mitui'o of Mm reoitrlty (If any) held by  Idin. all verified hy statutory dwlnration.  After tic wild 'iUl day or Juno, raw, tho ml-  inliiHtriiliii' will piocei'd to dUtrlhutu Ilia estate  hiivhi.!,'ii'Kard to those i-Iairns only of which he  shall then havo hnd notler',  D.iled at Ormid Korlis, II. 0,10th Ma/. 1009.  A. ti. SUTTON,  Oflielul Administrator.  Grand Korlis, 3. C,  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyou,  Nelson, B. C.  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines/  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   [SOLICITED.  THE GLdB  GigarStore  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  JAS. DRUH  loneef  Itmii'irul of Liquor I.liieiiHo,  T.iko SoUfC that I. Ilert.lia C. Thomefc, of Midway, intend applying In llio Sujoliiitenduiit of  1'i'oviicial I'olii.M!, at tho expiration of ono  iii'inth from tin: ditii liiiirof, fer ii renewal of  iuv liuh I llci'iHi! fur tlie iiri'iiih.eH known ua the  Midway Hotel, at Mldwuy, II, 0,  Diiteil this Hih day of Aluy, wop,  UKKTIIA O.TIIOMRT.  IS THEaREATEST  THEATRICAL I SHOW PAPER  IN THE WORLD.  $4.00 Per Year,   Single Copy, I OCis.  ISSUED WEKKLY.  Sample Copy Free.  FRANK QUEEN PUB. CO. (Ltd);  ALBOTITJ. IIOIUB,   .   ,��������� I'UIIMSIIKKS,  JUiucku. 47 W. 2STH St., Mjv/ Youk,  Gtfeemiiood, 13. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  city, anil tho bar sppnlies only tho beet.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  stroets.  J. W. JSfelson  kevsew = Hotel  NELSOX,I3. O.  fa'a home for Miners.-   Rates SI  a day.    All White Help.  N. Mali.ette    -    -    PjtorniETOR  A Regular monthly meotinffa of  ^Gi-eonwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  /V* & A. M., are heldon the firHt.  ��������� Thursday In oricli month in Fraternity hall, Wood block,'Government.'  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially inyited to attend.  - JAS, S. ItlUNIK, Soorotiiry,  W.F.  ItolKMI'Hl   Of r,ll|U01-  MCHIISO.  T.dtii Xotlwi thnt I, Hiuni A. Croivoll, of Midway, II, <!., Iiituiid applying to llio .Superintend-  out of Provincial I'ollca, nt tho o.xplratloii of  ona monlli from llm datu lioruof, for tho runowal  of my hotel liueima for tho iiromldDH itiioivn ob  Croivull'H llotat at Midway, IJ. 0.  Diilud thin loth day of May, IfWf).      i  MAMJi.A.CBOU'KIjL."  ItL'IlOWul  or  II(|llf)|- lilcollHO.  Tnltn Notliio that I. Norman rjtmo.ol Rlioll,  Intoml ainilyliii} to tha Siipurlnt������ndi;iit of I'm-  vliiclul I'oiloo, at Hie expiration of ono monlli   a  ,      , .       ,     ..   ,-��������� --;,--t,-;,���������,  from thodiitoImrovf, furu ronmvui of my hoioi ( Saturday overling" ill Union Uail, Cor  lli'iinno for tho prcinNiM known an tliu Kot-cli-' "'���������"'-"'���������  *"' *   -' "���������"  orn Hotel in Eholt, II. 0.  nulud tlilj 1,'ith day of May, lflilil.  N0K.MA.V I.UHK.  Greenwood Minera'  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets ovory  Itfiunviil nf Minior Mcoiimo.  Tnko Notlco that I, Jiimoo IrondiiMon, of  Dfliulwootl. II. C, liitond npplyln/,- to tho titiii-  wihlori'ilonto'f Prov/iirdnl t'olluo, nt llio expiration of ono month from tlio (Into hureof, fora  ranownlof my hitul Ilccimo for tli3 proinlnos  known tin thn AI������oma Flololrr I Dimtltrawl, IS, 0.  Dated thin 10th tli\y of May, Il������l.  ���������'������������������''���������' -- iTAJIES IIKNDEKSON,  pur street, Greenwood, aL7:!30.  Also In hall at  Mother Lodo mino  Friday evenings al 7;!10,  GEO. UKATilKRTON, Secretary.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Porks,"B.C., is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Roouis,;rcscrved by telegraph.  Hugh HivEN,  - A


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