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 r        y  +  ���������  ," i     '  Tl  I' ,       V  ���������Vol.- XVI.  GREENWOOD, K $.\ THURSDAY;*, JULY 20, 1909.  GREAT  No. 3  SALE  For the next, ten days we will place on sale our  entire stock, of summer goods at greatly reduced,,  prices. '        j  Our stock ot Ladies1* Waists.and Whitewear is very-  complete, and, at the prices marked, Genuine'Bargains.  Dry Goods.  Millinery.^  Boots and Shoes.  _ . ;  s^=ft=:  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It .is 'heated with steam' and  lighted' by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms.   The bar is always abreast of the  . times,- and meals are served in the Cafe  . at any" hour, day or night. -  C. A. McClttrig;' Proprietor.  - ' James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AND WHITE, AND  HOUSE OF COWIRfluNS  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  L-     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD,  Bob Halcro returned to* Beaver-  deli on Saturday's stage.  , 'Jas. C.Dale of ��������� Bridesville 'was  in the city a few days last week....  Doc Goodeve of the Windsor  Bpenta few days in .Nelson this  week. N  In Boundary Falls E. O. Eowio  provides excellent meals for the  traveling public.  -\,R. J. Sanders returned Friday  fropa a trip to Spokane and other  points in Washington. -  - ,Miss Sarah Lawson /$eft Thurs-  day last for Vancouver, where she  has accepted a position!  Mayor Bunting returned from  the coast Saturday last. " He alsb  visited Okanagan points.  J. A. Tuzo has joined the engineering staff on constructional  the Midway and Vernon railway.  J. P. McLeod returned Friday  from a trip to the coast, taking in  the 8eattle fair, " and spending a  week in Victoria.  Miss Margery McArthur returned last week from Victoria  where she has been attending the  high school for the past year..  C. A. Thomas of the Bank of  Commerce staff returned Sunday,  after a two weeks' Vacation spent  at Vernon and other Okanagan  points.  Wm. Frawley left Monday morn-"  ing to see the Seattle- fair.   Before  returning he will spend a few days  in   Victoria,  Spokane and-Coeur I  d'Alene City.     ���������    ���������  Mrs. W. H. Moore is spending  a couple of'weeks with relatives in  Phoenix and Grand Forks, after  which she will go to Prince Rupert to join her husband.  Work continues to progress upon  the Argo tunnel. This is a stock  company that is worthy the attention of the local 'investing public.  The success of tho. tunnel means a  great deal for this" city( and stock  in it-at the present time' is an excellent investment. -     '  '  '. Ar-G.^and'Mrs.^ Erans-Feturned  Monday from Vernon, where they  have been for the past three months.  The Okanagan district is not the  best place in the province for  working men, wages being much  lower there than in the mining  districts.  th6":-finrtf'-time:^n'cer May, and' it  eafthot be ~saidvthat.it was an unwelcome soun<t'i,tb all the parties  interested.'. -Medicare being put on  at the Mother'.!tiode mine, principally the old .hands.. It is said  that all,thelold; Shift,' bosses will  \ take their "old5-'positions as work  1 gets under way. f'*" '  " The fact' that tte settlement is  satisfactory to both parties will ensure continuous operation at the'  mines and1 :Buael$r. It is understood that qach party met the other  In a true spirit pf conciliation, willing to concede anything in reason,  so it is probable 'that the shut-down  of the past threemonths,will prove  permanent benefit; to ��������� Greenwood  and the district, through a better  understanding having been arrived  at between - employers and employees.        -' >--*���������'  sufficient tonnage"of ore to justify  the extension ofHho Kettle'Valley  line to McKinley .camp, and there  is "no doubt ib will  be extended  when- the v tonnage ���������;is -assured.  About -twenty,'iniles of track is all  that is necessary to corjptiuct in  order - to   reach   the vcamp.    The  openingof the McKinley camp will  be of "great benefit to that section  .of the Boundary, as there are several   promising   prospects   in  the  camp   besides  "the   McKinley.���������  Rossland Miner,  Entrance Examination.  In the Entrance to high school  ei&taiaation", i'- Greenwood    school  stands  highest In -'Kootenay and  Boundary districts, Gertrude Mc-  Intyre obtaining * 728 marks out of  a possible 1,100, and all candidates  from the school -passed,   Midway  also did well, passing four out of  five candidates,- ��������� and-obtaining an  average" of  671 -marks for those  passing.    ��������� Greenwood's    average  was 659, all passing/ which gives  it first place among the schools in  Southern British .Columbia.   Following are the names of those passing from Greenwood-center:  _ Greenwood���������Candidates, 5; passed 5.   Gertrude Mclntyre, 728 ;  George W. Redpath, 679 ; Francis  M. Rowe, 660; Evelyn M. Horton,  642; Bertha M. Smith, 596..  Deadwood���������Candidates,   1; paa-  jsed, none.  Eholt���������Candidates, 2 ; ^passed,  none.  Ingram Mountain���������Candidates,  1; passed 1; John H. Bruce, 652.  ��������� Midway���������Candidates, 5 ; passed,  4 ; Alice L. Kerr,' 715 ; Janet L.  Munro, 700 ; Lottie Sutton, 674 ;  Gladys M. Jackson, 597.  Phoenix���������Candidates, 9j passed,  3 ; Grace McKenzie, 593 ; William  Johns, 579; Gladys Pickard, 571:  Ladies'  whitewear   very   cheap  during the pale.   Barclay & Co.  , Sullivan to Resume.  The Sullivan Group -.Mining and  Smelting company's entire   property, mine, smelter and,equipment,  was bought in at the sheriff's sale  by the Fort   Steele   Mining   aud  Smelting compiny,, which is saifr  to be another name for the Federal^  Mining  and' Smelting  company,  the chief .bondholders and incumbrancers.   The liens for wages filed  by the workmeu will be paid off at  about 75 cents on the dollar and  the ordinary creditors both judgment and otherwise, will,- it is said,  accept stock in the new company  in lieu of their debts. ",.  The'settlement is looked upon as  most satisfactory - and it is also  stated.that work will certainly be  resumed. ,It looks as if the effect  of the proceedings is a freezeout of  the ordinary stockholders.���������Moyie  Leader.  Ladies', white lawn waists, regular $1.50 to 82 00 values, for $1.00.  Barclay & Co. .  City Council.  George Riter, one of. the old-  time prospectors in the district, arrived in the-city Monday from  Idaho. Mr. Riter still owns property" in Copper camp, adjoining the  Big Copper.    For tbe past eight  < At the meeting of the city council ' Monday^ evening there^ were  present-Mayor. Beating and^Alder-  men Buckless^ Dixon and Johnson.  Minutes  of   previous"   meeting  read and adopted.  'The following letter from Wm.  G. MeMynn, government agent,  was read-:  "The honorable the provincial  secretary wishes to establish ��������� an  isolation hospital in the district, at  a point to be selected which would  also serve the cities of Phoenix and  Grand Forks, and with that' end  in view has requested me to ascertain from- the authorities of the  PHOENIX, B. O. ,   -  Is opposite tbe Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler.   Great veins of hot water  run .through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the Fervice of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  ' while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  -    garden,    The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers - with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -       PROPRIETOR  ing and mining in "Nevada, Call  fornia, Oregon and Idaho. He will  remain here about a week.  PHOENIX BEER :  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.   ���������  Phoenix = Brewing -.' Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  Greenwood, is the home for workingmen of all nations. It is  convenient to thesmelter on the hill. The dining room is supplied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains the  best wet goods in the market... Electric lights all over the  premises.   Hot ond cold baths.  J.  A.  Mara  and   Moses Cots-  worth,   the .civil service grading  commissioners  were   in the  city  last week.   It is  said that  Mr.  Cotsworth, in' examining one  of  employees   of    the   government,  asked : "Do vou drink?" and was  answered   "Certainly,   I'll   take  one  with you."   "Oh,  I didn't  mean   that,"   replied   Mr.   Cotsworth.     "Well,"   said  the  employee,   "I'll just take an even  break and shake you the dice."  Whether or not this will improve  the employee's chance of promotion remains to be seen.  A banquet will be given Saturday evening at the Imperial hotel  to Dr, J. E. Spankie by his friends  in tho  district.   The doctor has  been a resident of the district for  about ten years and shortly leaves  for  Vancouver  to  practice as a  specialist.   He is largely interested  in mining in the district, especially in the high grade properties  near Greenwood.   He has proven  his faith in the high-grade belt by  putting his money into it.   Many  friends in the district will be sorry  at the departure of Dr. and Mrs.  Spankie and will wish them increased prosperity.  W. Fowler arrived in the city  Friday last and left again for Scotland Monday.   Mr.   Fowler  was  the first to develop a high-grade  property i n the vicinity of Greenwood.   Several years ago he took  a lease and bond on the Providence, and commenced' shipments.  At first ho had trouble with the  smelters, not getting returns nearly  up to assay values,  but when be  decided to ship to Colorado  the  smelters came to time. He cleaned  up about.$75,000 out of shipments  and sale of the Providence.  Before  leaving for Scotland he will spend  a few days with 0. Scott Galloway,  and may return next year to make  his homo in the Boundary district.  years Mr. Riter has been prospect- cities  interested   what  each  will  contribute towards the erection  and maintenance of such a building.  " I might add that the policy of  tbe department has-been to provide for one-third of the cost, the  municipalities to pay the remainder and provide for maintenance.  The government also ��������� reserves the  right of entry for patients for whom  they have to provide^ including  supervision and inspection."  Clerk was instructed to notify  the government agent that the city  already has an isolation hospital..  Treasurer's report of receipts  and expenditures for six months,  amounting to about $13,000, was  received and filed.  From R. W. Hodson of Victoria  informing the council that Major  Jas. Shepherd, an authority on  road building, would be.in the  province for a month this fall, and  asking if the city wished him to  speak in ��������� Greenwood. The clerk  was instructed to acknowledge let  ter and state that the citizens of  Greenwood would be glad to hear  the major providing no expense  was incurred.  Street committee-were instructed  to clean up streets and. alleys.  Following accounts were ordered  paid: Crane & Co., $1.90; Fire  and Water, $2.00; J. W. Nelson,  ���������21..S5;  Street committee reported ordering 2,000 feet of plank. :  The city clerk was granted two  weeks' leave of absence.  Council adjourned.  British Columbia Offers  To the' capitalist���������The most  profitable field 'for investment in  the known world.  To the manufacturer���������A great  wealth of raw materials. Unsurpassed shipping facilities. Rapidly  increasing markets at home and in  the new -provinces of Saskatchewan aud Alberta, and .in Mexico,  Australia and the Orient.  To the lumberman���������Millions of  acres of the finest.timber in the  world. An ever increasing demand  for lumber at home and abroad.  To the fisherman���������Inexhaustible  quantities of salmon, halibut, cod,  herring^and other fish r;  ��������� To" the- -fruit grower���������--Many  thousands of'acres of land producing all the harder fruits, as well as  peaches, grapes, apricbts, melons,  nuts, etc.  To the dairyman���������splendid pasture and high prices for buttar,  milk and cream.  To .the poultryman���������A., cash  home market for poultry and egg=?  at big prices.  To the farmer���������Large profits  from mixed farming and vegetable  growing. -  To the miner���������Three hundred  thousand square miles of unpros-  pected mineral-bearing county.  To the workiugman���������Fair wages  and a reasonable working day.  To tho sportsman���������An" infinite  variety of game animals, big and  small game fisfhes and game birds.  _ , To the tourist��������� magnificent scenery, good hotels,' well-equipped  trains, palatial steamships.  To everybody���������A healthful climate, inspiring- surroundings, gol-  pen opportunities in all walks of  life,' just laws (well administered),  a complete 'modern educational  system���������free,v . undenominational,  primary and high schools ; all the  conveniences "of civilized life,  health, peace, ' contentment aud  happiness.���������Saturday Suuset.  Children's'shippers, regular $1.50  values for 95 cents.  Barclay & Co.  Ola Lofstad,   Proprietor  Strike Sottled.  At Saturday night's meeting of  the Miners' union the settlement  arrived at between the committee  of the union and E. G. Warren,  representing the company, was  confirmed. Monday morning at 7  fhcwncltcr whistle tfo-j heard for  McKinley Mines.  The annual meeting of the McKinley Mines, limited was held iu  the offices of the company, in Rossland, on Tuesday, the 13th inst.  The election of officers redulted as  follows: President, G. A. McLeod of Spokane; vice-president,  Jas. Breen, Spokaue. secretary-  treasurer, A. B. Mackenzie, Rosa-  land. These officers; with D.  Whiteside and B Lequime of  Grand Forks, constitute tho board  of directors.  The option on the property of  the company, given a few days  since, was ratified.  In a short chat with Mr. McLeod he stated that thero was no  doubt about there being a mine in  the McKinley. AVith a HttU extra development it will prod ace a  Trunk.Mystery Solved.,,,:  There is not much fan in being  a policeman  but occasionally au  incident crops up that, if not altogether amusiug to tho police, has  a flavor of interest for the observer  of things sub ��������� rosa.   The local police have for some time been endeavoring to catch a well known  character   about   town   who   was  known to be a constant frequenter  of places where an occasional visit  only is condoned.   On every occasion when a raid was made the  intended quarry seemed to have  had warning, for he would not be  iu evidence and was nowhere to be  found.-  Recently made frantic by  abortive efforts to make a.capture,  tho police instituted a   thorough  search  of   the promises where it  was thought their man   was.con-,  cealed, and discovered him  reclining comfortably in a triuik  beside  a bottle of beer, contentedly smoking a cigarette. ��������� He ia now in durance vile.���������rFornie Free Press.  Lidies'. white linen waists, 83  to $4' values, for $2. Barclay & Co.  C. A. McGlung "has purchas'ed  the interest of- his partner, Doc  Goodeve, in the  Windsor saloon.  Tlie White House Cafe in Nelson is next to the' postoffico, right  in the heart of the .city and . is  noted for its excellent coffee and  shrot orders; Visitors to the city  should not fail to drop in and have  a iimEil cooked by whit" labor.  1!  Western Float  James Crnnin.has returned from  the north. lie made arrangements  to work the Dibble mine on the  Babine range all winter.  Dr. Andrew Grant, a pioneer  Presbyterian minister, is one of the  richest men in the Yukon.  John Farley, an old railway man,  died on the train between Cbesaw  and Spokane.  A Vancouver syndicate has 108  square miles of coal lands staked  on the Copper river.  In order to administerthe last  rights of the church to a' dying  man, Father McKinnon rode from  Rossland to Trail the other day in  19 minute?.  lh The lead refinery plant at the  Trail smelter is to be enlarged to  a'capacity of 200 tons daily.*1  -  *  The hotel bars are now closed in  Trail on Sundays.  There was a potato famine in  Molson this month.  In Molson, Cbesaw and other  towns just across the linepaloon  licenses have been raised to $1,000  a year.  Over 17,000 lobsters have been  brought from Halifax and put in  the sea near Nanaimo.  The Leader bays that many miners in Moyie own bank accounts.  In North Vancouver there are  149 local "telephones, and the Hue  is being connected with Vancouver.  New machinery is being put in  the Monarcb'mine at Field. It is  said that there are 10,000 tons of  lead ore in sight, worth an average  value of $25 to the ton.  The town of Golden is becoming  somewhat of a tourist center. In  In one day this-^summer fifty were  there.  James Reilly died in Victoria.  He was three times mayor of  Calgary.  An electric railway is to be bnilt  from Creston to Goat river, a distance of ten miles.  -;The banksMn China buy 200,000'  ounces of silver a month from the  Trail' .smelter. -MJp-to "date the  smelter ha?-eo!,d',259.000 ounces'to  theTmnfc'at Ottawa. *V ---->-������'  Work has commenced on the  new electric plant at Ladysmith.  Several proprietors of blind pigs  in Prince Rupert have been fined  from $150 up for selling firewater I  without a permit or license.  The police say that the train robber who was killed by Decker was  Bill Haines, a notorious California  convict.  The coal mine at Hillcrest resumed operations last Thursday,  the strike being settled.  The Bow river coal properties 65  miles from Lethbridge have been  sold to a -Montreal syndicate for  S1G0,000.       -     *  Sol Johns is running a 6tor.e at  Burton City.  -Joe Martin has been given the  Liberal nomination for East St.  Paucras in Loudon.  His health having improved,  James Reith will soon return from  Texas to Keremeos.  Hon. E. Dewdney was in Princeton last week. He will make a  trip to England in a short time.  Bricks will ������oon bo produced at  Princeton, the first kiln of 60,000  being nearly ready.  Frank Pyman will remove his  jewelry store from Princeton to  Eu'derby next month. fe  , At a meeting of the B. C. Medical council in .Vancouver the name  of Dr. Wilson of 'Nelson was struck  off, he being charged with attending a case of coufiuement in au unfit condition.  Tho contract has been let for  building ISO roilef of the G. T.'P.  from Edmonton to Tete Jaune  Cache to Foley, Welch  & Stewart.  John- Considine, who died in  Seattle last month, was one of the  founders of the Eagles.  Merritt is' to have a polo club.  Tho editor of the G ran um Press  was presented with a a bale of  broine grass last week. Next it  will be bunch grass, and then  Johnny from Bruce will surprise  some of those Alberta rawncliers.  Bill Bailey (not our Bill) has  beou sentenced to throe months for  theft iu Alberta. This is probably  the reason " Why Bill Baily Don't  Come Homo."  A car a week of concentrates !b  being shipped from tho dump of  the Rambler.  Gray copper'has been struck in  the lower tunnel of the McAllister  at Throe Forks.  The Blueboll shipped 170 tons of  concentrates to Trail last week.  The Euderby Press lost three  subscribers a couple of weeks ago  for tolling the truth plainly. The  Ledge had the misfortune some  time ago to lope throe subscribers  for speakiu' out in   meotin' but  In   Creston   75 ' Conservatives  signed the roll at one meeting. ���������'',  The,Bodie mine'at Ch'esaw has  been -sold to Minneapolis parties. ��������� t  The Trail ferry left that city last-  week for a trip down the Columbia.   This is the regular annual  excursion of the fsrry. .���������������' .  Sjimmerland Masonic lodge was'  constituted last week by Dr. Boyce;  D. D. G. M., of Kelowna.'  A baby moose was captured in  the Yukon river and brought to  Whitehorse a short time ago.:-; ,  The a- P. R. and G. N. R. are  hitting the grit pretty hard to get  control of the east bank'"of the '-  Fraser.  The Penticton Press says that  the closing of seven hotels in Phoe-"v  nix is "an evidence of the growth  of the temperauce sentiment in trie '  province."    Possibly!  Mrs.  S. Breslauer of Portland^  'Ore., is visiting her parents, J. K. '  and Mrs. McDonald of Molson.  Six men are now working on the''  Apex   mine "near   Olalla.     This,  force will be doubled shortly. >'  Thos. ��������� Roderick af Phoenix is  doing assessment work on his  claims near Olalla. '.-  The name of Dog lake has been  changed to Lower Okanagan. Bill  Pugsley is responsible.  The.gditor of the Revelstoke Observer was arrested ~ last week for  mixing in -the insurance business. .. .  He was committed for trial. Thn  should be a warning to editors to  keep but of a business iu which  truth and honesty are non-essentials. <  Angus  Ruis was stabbed in the  heart by John Kulczcki last week "  at Frank, Alta.    Booze led  up to  the tragedy.  The City of Enderby has sold its   ���������  6 per cent, street improvement debentures at a premium of 2.29.  The Provincial Conservative association will meet in Kamloop3  early in November.   % ������    "  Stuart  Henderson, member for -  -Yale in the local legislature, wilV  be the new leader of the'proviuciaJ  Liberal party.  "Teddy Mortimer - was ' killed at"  Lumby last .week by falling under      ,"  a mowing machine" that Ufc. was ^ - -  driving.".---   ���������z. ',������    - ;     ���������<���������''-���������  ^ Charley W������gner( is in the hos-^1  pital    suffering    from   numerous'  wounds inflicted by an infuriated-,  she bear whose cub he killed as he  I was going to work at A. C Wilson's logging  camp   about  eight  miles out on Wednesday" morning.  It appears there were a male and a t  female black bear and a cub on the "  Frail   and   Wagner,   who  caught  sight of the cub first, shot it.   The  old bear turned on him and beforo v  he could use his gun he was thrown  down and badly lascerated.���������For--.  tunately help was at hand and he  was moved into town as speedily  as possible.���������Vernon Okanagan.  The Kootenaian says' that stealing tools from idle mines is becoming common. Those' taking the  tools - are probably going ��������� to use  them, which is not being done by -'  the idle mines from which they are  being stolen. Butter to wear them  out than have them destroyed by  rust.  In the Kaslo city offices a garter  snake is kept preserved in alcohol  just to convince those who imbibe  freely that there is something doing.  [    The gold dredge at Goldhill ou  the Lardo river, owned by a Philadelphia company, is to be launched  at last.    It is now about two years    -  since tho dredge was constructed  and since that time one delay after  another, principally due to the unsettled state of the money market,  has   prevented   the beginning  oi  operations.   The experiment will  be watched  with keen interest by  local mining men, as it is the first  attempt at gold dredging in the  Kootenays.    W.  T. Stead, who in  in full charge and well experienced  in gold dredging, is very confident  of the success of the venture, anil  exports   endorse   his   opinions.-  Kaslo Kootenaian.    <  Children's  dresses,   half pricf.  Barclay & Co.  A city clerk never missed th.  chance of expatiating on his gar  den to his colleagues, who, how  ever were never taken home to se<-  see it, but were under the impre:  sion that it wafe of enormous siz-1.  Fivoof them  resolved  to have i.  look at it, discovered  his arMres',  and-palled ono Saturday afternoon  to see the hundreds of roses all  agrowing and ablowing.^ On  he-  ing reluctantly taken to the rea'  of the house, jitJge of their surprise on seeiug a back yard abou -  12 fe^tby 10 feet.   Oue bold spiri'  ventured to remark that it  wa.  not very big.  "Big 1" replied the proud ownei  poiuting to the sky.    " Why, urn,  alive, look at the height of it 1"  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, t), <  The Columbia cigar is a Jai; ���������  and free-smoking cigar. Itiseo!^  in all mountain towns nnd mack1 i'.  Nelson.  TO*  vwskq&Sttmm ������mi^mMmmmmmim  TFTE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  FHE ELEVATOR BOY  He Tells What Causes Trouble In  a Sxyscraper.  MISTAKE  OF JANE  SKELDON.  Pretty Stenographer Realizes the Influence of Si.-nmis and Makes Love  to. Him, but Starts In the Wrong  Way.  [Copyright, 1909, by tho McClure Newspaper Syndicate.]  fT is nil very well for the would br  tenant-of a skyscraper to rnnki  full inquiries about tbe agent  the janitor and the engineer be  fore renting quarters, but lie shou'  not stop there; Indeed, bo should bo'  pin at llio head, and the head is tin  elevator boy. He doesn't, make ou  the monthly bills for ollice rent not  furnish the heat or light, but it de  pends upon him to make tlio skyscraper a paradise on earth or n hotbed of misery. Only about half the  tenants understand tills, and hence the  troubles that arise. If 1 were the  president of a $5,000,000 trust nnd I  went to a skyscraper to see about renting a whole door I should say to tin.  agent:  "Oh, I don't care anything nbout  your credentials. Vour engineer may  be a murderer and your janitor a pirate, but what 1 want to know is what  sort of an elevator boy you have got.  Can he be fixed? ' If not, 'ho would  drive us out of here in six weeks."  Aud as president of that trust I  should interview the elevator boy beforo a stick of furniture was moved  in. 1 shouldn't try to bulldoze him,  and I shouldn't try to buy him. I  should softly and gently say to him:  "My sou, I have met over a million  elevator boys to date, and each and  every one of them has been llio son  of a widow. Each and every widow  lias had a-gigantic mortgage on her  home, and each and every son has  been breaking his youthful back to  pay It off. I see that you are no exception.- Come up to me every Saturday night aud get $5. It's for the interest on the mortgage. ��������� It's to prove  to you that a trust is a blessing instead of an oppression."  That would settle things right off  the reel. That trust would prosper like  a green bay tree, and I shouldn't have  "WITH  A  EAZOI5   IN'   MI  HAND AND KILL  US IOTU." "     -  to borrow the ready at 50 per cent in-  /-      terest to buy my cigarettes and make  an occasional bet on the horses.  If-1 were a young woman stenographer, thirty-Ove years old and not  too good looking, and I didn't know  exactly.when or how or where some  one was going to come' along and ask  for my lily white hand I'd be even  sharper than tho trust president. I  wouldn't try to work' the googoo  racket on that innocent youth and set  his heart aflame, knowing that in the  ?nd I must throw him over and darken  his whole life, but I'd appeal to his  honor a.nd chivalry to aid a poor girl  In making a living. I'd ask his advice  un all things aud seek-to gain bis powerful influence. I'd call him Brother  Sammis and encourage him to call me  Sister Jane. What would be the result? Why, that stenographer would  go about walking on air, and you'd  "" hear of .her investing in real estate  every week or two. ....'.  Smiles at Sammis. ,  When Miss Jane Skeldon came to  our skyscraper to do stenography sho  ' realized my influence all right, but she  started In the wrong way. She smiled  nt me. Sho made eyes at me. She  called me Samruis within two days.  Within three days she toyed with my  curly locks and. claimed to have  dreamed about me. Inside of a week  ��������� my young heart was a seething caldron of lore. Mother could cook noth-  t.ig at home, to tempt my appetite.  L-j-vcry night I dreamed of scaling  precipices 200 feet high to rescue  Miss Jane, and during the days It  . seemed ns If I must get sight.of her  every hour or drop down dead. It  should be known ^to the public that  when an elevator boy loves It Is with  nn intensity that makes every telephone wire within a mile of him hum  like a harp string.  For four weeks I lived midway between the heavens and the earth, and  mother run the house on $1.50 a wrtek.  Then came the downfall. ,A telegraph  boy whose life had been wrecked ten  or twelve times by ,1ust such a female  fiend put mc next,   tie realized how I  would Buffer, but he felt it his duty U  tell me that my Jnne Was pulling my  leg.   I could not, would not believe 11  nt first, but he went ahead arid mad*  pnch a strong case that I bad to \rt  vestigat".    Investlmtlon  proved  th.il  the agent for the Scotch. Orariite company - on"-the twelfth floor was.boquGt-  Ing her every morning nnd taking her  out to lunch and tho tLoater very often.  My first thought was to go out into the  woods and die, leaving n  note that  would bring tenrs to tho eyes *6f tho  public.   My next wns to rush up to  June's room with a razor In my hand  nnd kill us both.   1 adopted neither of  these plans,  however.    Glre  nn elevator boy half a dny to think things  over and he will hit tho targot.   It was  the telegraph boy who told me of tho  -..:' family in a- flat un town, nnd It was  for aie to corroborate thlnira.   I found  the trustful wife and live children,  Jane continued to smile at me, and I  continued to return them, but within  my being a voice was crying out for  rcngv'iinco.  I went home one night and read "Tlie  Murder of the Hue Morgue" and "The  Memoir of Sherlock Holmes," nnd-next  morning I was ready for the'last act of  tlie drama. Was tliere any mercy In  my heart? Not sufficient for a mosquito to bite at. Had any capitalist offered to raise a dozen gigantic mortgages like tlie one ou .my mother's  home 1 would not hnvs foregone my  vengeance. My ��������� heart had been toyed  with, and I was implacable. No matter how 1 found out that the Scotch  Granite man and Jane were to take the  Coney Island boat that afternoon; no  matter how tlio trustful wife and innocent children got word to be at tho  dock and take thc trip with the husband and father. When you have read  I'oo anil Holmes all things become possible. I went to Mr. Hasher, the  agent, and told him that 1 had been  working my heart over time and must  give it a rest, and he gave mo half a  day off. <  I was at tho dock when tho false  hearted Jane and tlio stony hearted  Granite man went aboard. Thoy were  smiling as the people on thc slopes ot  Vesuvius smile when anybody predicts an" earthquake. Hist! Thoy  come! They are mine! Fifteen minutes later the family arrived. Notwithstanding tlie gigantic mortgage  weighing me down 1 had the tickets  for them, and 1 directed them aboard  ���������innocence and vengeance walking  hand in hand! I followed on. The  woman who is scorned always follows  on. So does the elevator boy. He isn't  the guy to go out before the last act  is played.  Granite and false heart had chairs in  the center of a large and growing audience. They smiled and cooed. Not  tho slightest warning of what was  about to break loose came to them.  The sun -shoue, the Hudson river rippled, and it seemed to them as if  things would roil on forever without a  jar. Did any feeling of pity come to  mo at the last moment? Did I say to  myself that such revenge was unworthy of an elevator boy working for  ?S per?   Never!   Never!  I did not point out the truants to the  wife and children. I simply left them  to do their own pointing. It wasn't  threo minutes before they were next.  Then thero was a rush forward, with  cries of "Oh. husband���������oh, papa, how  good of you!"  An Av.ful Silence Fell.  Then an awful silence fell upon that  boat���������a silence' lasting about thirty  seconds. It was as if she had been in  midstream and waitiug to collide with  a ferryboat. It was broken by female  scrcau:s aud a masculine voice attempting explanations, and then the  air was full of hats and ribbons and  other adornments. 1 turned and left  the boat. I was on tho dock when the  others came ashore. 1 was watching  when the false hearted Jane made for  a cab and the others for a street car.  I even gathered up some pieces of her  hat for souvenirs. 1 even kicked  Scotch Granite's panama iuto the river  as 1 made my way ashore. The false  Jane never returned to our skyscraper,  but Scotch Granite slipped in after  office hours to pack and remove his  belongings. He bangs out in some  other office now, and his wife and dear  ones come down to see him (.very day,  and Jane wanders here and there with  drawn, pinched face aud tears in her  eyes nnd would meet me if she could  and ask mo to forgive, but the gulf can  never bo bridged. SAMMIS,  The Elevator Doy.  rer M. Quad.  HART AS A BOY.  How   Sir   Robert   Once   Lectured   a  Taacher  For   Ill-Temper.  Opportunity and luck  have played  a  prominent part" in  the  success  of _ guffered iq Months with Kidney  many men; others have lifted them-  THE DOCTOR SAID  "I GAHT HELP YOIT  selves from the ruck by sheer hard  work and patience. To the latter  class belongs Sir Robert Hart, "The  Grand  Old   Man  of  China,"   who  is  just now enjoying a well-earned vest' plaint after using Gin Tills.. Six he  after half a century of diplomatic after taking tlio first Pill I obtained  work in the Far East. lief,, and now after three months I ;  But Sir Robart always was a work  er As a boy at school he was nicknamed "Stewpot," for so great was  his passion for study that he was in  tho habit of stealing fifteen minutes  of h" ch hour to work at Hebrew.  And he was always a reasonor���������  never satisfied until he knew tho why  and thc wherefore of matters in  which lie was interested. Says Juliet  Brodoii, in her absorbing book on Sir  Robert Hart, "To the musters he must  have been something of a trial.  "One day, for instance, when a  certain master spoke somewhat sour-  Complaint.   Gin Pills Cured.  Dunvegar, Inverness Co.  I am perfectly cured of Kidney com-    ���������     "   **"      Six houra  ro-i  feel  as well as ever.  I suffered ten months and tlio Physician attending mo advised mo to go,to  tlio Victoria Hospital at Halifax, as  he could do nothing moro for mc. ' I  may add that I used n great deal of me- ���������  dicine, and Btrictly followed my physician's directions regarding diet, eto., but)  withoht avail, until providentially 1  learned of your most excellent remedy,  I am recommending Gin Pills.  '    (Sjd.) "LEWIS. MACPnERSOJT.  ROYAL  MAIDS.  When' They Wish to Marry They Must  i Do the Proposing.  When u relguing queen Is to be married she must be the one to broach the  subject first to her future consort.  The same rule holds good with regard  to all royal ladies who marry - commoners.  The late Queen Victoria has told how  she' managed to "put the question" to  Prince- Albert���������how-she first- showed  him Windsor and its beauties and tho  distant landscape and then snld. "All  this may be yours." The queen of Holland ou a like occasion simply sent a  sprig of'white heather, begging Prince  I-Ieury to look out Its meaning in it.  book of. flowers and their meanings.  The. Duchess of Argyll took.the -foi-,  lowing means of proposing to the Marquis of Lome: She was about to attend;  a state ball aud gave It out that'slie  would cliopso as her partner for the  first dunce the man she intended  to  Reason to Thank Him  "Ah, my dear Mr. Briefless," said  Mr. Hardcnsh, seizing thc young^bar-  ristcr's hand and shaking it warmly,  "I am so immensely obliged to you.  That case ol mine the other day, you  know���������I won it triumphantly."  "Thanks," replied Briefless; "but  did I-represent you?'  "No, my dear fellow," replied Hard-  cash; "you represented the other  man." .  Bold by 'druggists and dealers every-' ���������,       ,   A ��������� ...  wlioro at  30o  a Ijx-0  for-1 $3.50, ol   "O"01'-   Sne selected the marquis, who  sent direct.  ly  nnd   irritably  to  him,  Sir  Robert j Dept   N.  Q. NationalDrug & Chemi  then and there took it upon himself  to deliver him a lecture which, in its  calm reasoning, was most disconcerting. 'It is wonderful tho wny you  trout us boys,' ho said; 'just as if  you were our superior���������just as if you  wore not a little dust and water iiko  tho rest of us. One would think  from your manners you were our master, whereas you nre really our servant. It is we who give you your  livelihood���������and yet you behave to us  in this high-handed manner.' Naturally this tirade made u pretty row in  the school."  An amusing story of Sir Robert's  first school is also told by the authoress of this book, who, by the way, is  a niece of the great pro-consul. One  day two visitors were announced.  One was a stoutish man, with sandy  hair; the other a very long person,  like a knitting-needle. The'stout mnn  called the boy to him, passed his  hand carefully over the bumps of his  head, and "then, turning to the father,  said, "From what I gather of this  child's talents, from my examination  of his cranial cerebration, my brother's system of education is exactly the  one calculated to develop them." The  men were two brothers named Arnold,  who proposed to open a little school,  and were tramping the country in  search of pupils.  cal Co., Limited, Toronto.  120  End of Ambitions.  "What's become of that girl who  wanted a career���������said she felt herself  fitted to do head work in tlie world?"  "She's doing it all right���������got a good  job with a fashionable milliner."���������Baltimore American.  Abdul Hamid In London.  The dethroned Sultan is not altogether a stranger to London. Once,  and only once, he passed in procession through our streets. That was  forty years ago, however, so it is  doubtful whether any mere..mini in  the stree,!: can recall the event. His  late Majesty was then a young man  in the train of his uncle, the Sultan  Abdul Aziz.: He rode in the Sultan's  procession from Charing Cross station to Buckingham Palace, visited  Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle,  and attended the opera at Covent Garden, a review at Spithead, a Guildhall reception, a ball at the India  Office, and a festival performance at  the Crystal Palace.  Ten years after this visit Abdul Aziz  was deposed, and within a few days  of his successor's appointment he  committed suicide. Abdul Aziz's stay  in London aroused unusual enthusiasm, the public receiving him splendidly -wherever he went. At that time  the ex-Sultan, Abdul Hamid, was n  pleasant-looking young fellow "of  medium height, with clear olive complexion, dark hair, high forehead, unJ  large dark brown eyes, the habitual  expression of his face being one of  extreme sadness." To observers at  the Guildhall banquet the young  Turk appeared "shy and retiring." It  is also recorded of him that in the  gardens of Buckingham Palace he  "would shrink behind the bushes and  conceal himself if he saw anyone  approaching."  Scottish Retort  Jt was a Scot, of course, whose minister reproached him as an habitual  absentee from kirk, and who pi prided  his dislike of long sermons. " 'Deed,  man," said the minister, "if yc dinna  nicnd, ye may land yerscl' where yo'll  no' be troubled wi' inony .sermons,  lung or short." "Wool," was the answer, "hut it mnyna bo for want o'  ministers."  subsequently became her husband  But perhaps the most interesting ot  nil ways chosen was that of tho Duchess of Fife. She took the pari, ns he  then was, to a drawer and showed hliu  Its contents! There he saw a number  of trifles he hod given her at dlftrront  times. Including sprigs of several kinds'  of flowers, now dead, he had picked  for her at various times. Up was  much impressed at the sight, nor did  it require words on her part to make"  ber meaning plain.���������London Answers.  An old physician was noted for his  brusque manner arid old-fashioned  methods. A lady called him in to  treat her baby, who 'was slightly ailing. The doctor prescribed castor oil.  "But, doctor," protested '��������� the' young  mother, "castor oil is such an old-  fashioned remedy.". "Madam," re-'  .plied thc doctor, ��������� "babies are old-  fashioned things."  = "Arc you going to settle anything  on .your da ugh lor?"'asked the young  man with the cigarette nnd languid  air. "Well, it rather looks, if she  marries you, that, she is going to  settle something on me," replied the  parent.  His  Fault.  Old Husband���������Didn't you mairy me  for  my  money?      Answer mc  that,  madam.  .Young Wife���������Certainly I did. And  we'd get along splendidly if you wero  not so mean with it.  "Th* feller what went I' congress  from this deestrict sent rue a whole  passel uv garden seeds," said the pessimistic-granger, "an' not a gosh  blamed one uv 'cm came up, by  grass!"  Eyes Are Relieved by' Murine  when irritated by. Chalk Dust and  Eye Strain, incident to the average  School Room. - A recent Census of  New York City reveals the fact that  in that City alone 17,928 School Children needed Eye Care. Why not try-  Murine Eye Remedy for Red, Weak  Weary, Watery Eyes, ' Granulation.  Pink Eye and Eye Strain? Murine  doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye Pain. Is  compounded by Experienced Physicians; Contains no Injurious or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for Your  Eye Troubles; You will like Murine'  Try it in'Baby's Eyes for Scaly Eyelids! Druggists Sell Murine at 50c  The Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago.  Will Send You Interesting Eye Books  Free.  ADENOIDS.  Had  Been  Mistress (angrily)���������"How dare you  talk back to me in that way? I never  saw such impudence. You have a lot  of nerve to call yourself a lady's  maid." New Maid���������"I don't call myself that, now, ma'am; but I was a  lady's maid before I got this job."  There is no poisonous ingredient in  Holloway's Corn Cure, and it can be  used without "danger of injury.  ,She*Wondered  "Yes," said thc young student,  thoughtfully, "when I get interested  in a subject T never stop until I have  embraced it thoroughly." "That's  nice," was the. unhesitating reply.  "Do���������do you think I am an interesting subject?"  The. Way   These   Growths   Endanger  the Health of Children.  Adenoids are curious little cauliflower-like growths ��������� "which appear at the  junction of the nasal cavity and the  pharynx. They are often observed at  birth, but they seldom cause discom-'  fort until some months later. Then  they interfere with respirntion and  cause the baby to be restless. It tosses",  in its slppp and wakens suddenly, crying out'us if in distress.  If adenoids are permitted to remain  they deform the mouth, teeth, throat,  chest' and face. At their worst they  produce pop eyes and what Is callpd a  frog fare.. They cause mouth'breathing, wlth'all Its attendant evils. They  open the way for a hundred nnd one  ills, from rupture of the eardrum, running from the ears, coughs and tonsili-  tis to pulmonary tuberculosis.  A slight operation suffices to remove  thpm. The baby suffi-rs little pain and  loses little blood!'. Out they come, and  with them the overgrown tonsils that  commonly accompany thorn. If they  are suffered to remain they may never  be discovered. But it'is certain that in  one way or another, directly or Indirectly, thpy will cause damagp.���������Dr.  Leonard Kecne Hirshbergln in Delineator.   ���������  Do you know' the difference  between working\ and having  the work done for you ?   '���������  Sunlight Soap actually makes  the dirt drop  out���������saves you  time  and money���������but   Injures  neither hands nor  \   /-\    y\      : clothes. That  Is   just   the  difference  b etween  Sunlight Soap  and ordinary  soaps.  So   Many   Do  "He is going to write a book.",  "On what lino?"  "Exposing something."  "Exposing what?"  "His- ignorance, I guess."  Art and the Artist  Miss Brush���������I suppose you don't  mind my being in your field, Mr. Goc-  bel?.  Farmer Goebel (heartily)���������The longer you stay thc better, miss. Fact is.  the birds 'ave been very troublesome  this season.  Could Not Get It  Bunkerhill���������Have   you  read  Miss  Scott's novels?  Miss Laker���������All except his "Emulsion." -I have scen.it advertised, but  I have never been able to got a copy.  Quite the Thing  "Poor Brown is gone."  "Did he die n. natural death?"  "Yes; he was run over by an automobile."  "Oh, well," replied the optimistic  proprietor of thc crossroads grocery,  "you ain't got-no kick comin.' He  might have sent you his speeches on  phonograph records."  Garden  Hose.  ���������Harper's Weekly.  Bad Handicap.  "He was probably spoiled by lack of  application of the red In his youth."  "What nre the symptoms?"  "He has suflVreil from lick of appll  cation ever sln.-f"-r:nns,iq City Times, j h"^'affected him/the lunatic replied:  "     Saved by a Cat. "    } "Sir.   I  was  thinking  it was  a  pity  ,.       ������r   it.      *f      1 , ,       vnnr mother didn t throw you into thc  Mmc. Mario Rayot's cat saved her-y������urmo,.  His Majesty's Victory.  A topic of the week has been the  victory of the King's colt Minoru in  the race for the Two Thousand Gui  nous. His Majesty's successes are  quite the feature of the present racing  season. Last season the King won  only $27,000;' this season, which is  barely a month oW, he has already  won $45,000 in stakes. At this rate  the King's winnings in 1909 may exceed his record gains in stakes of  $1-45,000 in 1900, $75,000 in 1897. and  $130,000 in 1898. The royal year started auspiciously at Newbury when for  the first time since His Majesty came  to the throne his horses won two  races in one day. Out of six races the  King's horses have won four and been  second twice. ,  The royal victories are always exceedingly popular, and the only regret is that His Majesty has not been  able to give the crowds at Newbury  and Newmarket the opportunity of  not only cheering the royal colors but  of shouting the owner.  The Lunatic's Thought.  The chaplain of a large private  asylum in Yorkshire, Eng., recently  asked a brother clergyman to preach  to the inmates on a Sunday morning  during his absence. He said to him:  "Preach them a good sermon, for  though insane on some points they  are very intelligent." The preacher  talked to them of Africa and India  and of heathen mothers who threw  their babes into the sacred River  Ganges as offerings to the gods. Teura  streamed down the face of one listen-  er. When asked by the clergyman  afterward   what  part of  the sermon  The Other Side  "Say, pa," Johnny asked���������and it  was his thirty-seventh query���������"is  there two sides to every question?"  "There is," replied the long suffering parent, as he suddenly yanked  the youngster across his knee and began to apply his slipper, "and this is  the other side."  She is a wise young wife who tries  her first cake on a tramp.  As men grow older they arc apt to  talk less and say more.  mistress' life one morning last month.  Mine. Rayot, who lives Iu Paris, heard  the cat mew loudly and jumped out of  bed,  thinking that it was after her  Ganges.  Coastguard Stations as Sanatoria.  A  novel  scheme was disclosed  by  .,..,, ,    t. t , Lady Aberdeen, the wife of the Vice-  birds, which were In the next room. | ������ > f Ireland. Tho countess suid that  As Mme. Rayot rushed Into this room j .<wr some time past they had been in  a burglar knocked her candle from her ' communication with the Admiralty as  hand and caught her by the throat to obtaining the leases or remainder  and attempted to strangle her. He let of the leases of disused coastguard  go, however, with a cry of pain, and stations, with a view to converting  when Mrhe. Rayot's shrieks brought in the into uBant,������ri,a or convalescent  tho neighbors it was found that the homes. They had now got the first  cat had caught the burglar by the ol thePe ftt 6utton' where there .w.e.re  throat and had scrutched out ono of  his eyes. An accomplice of thc burglar was found hiding uuder a bed.  ANXIOUS MOMENTS  FOR YOUNG MOTHERS  The hot weather months arc an  anxious time for all mothers, "but  particularly for young mothers. They  are the most fatal time of the year  for babies and" young children, because of the great prevalence; of  stomach and bowel trouble's. These  come almost without warning and  often before the mother realizes that  there is danger the little one may be  beyond aid. No other medicine can  equal Baby's Own Tablets in promptly curing bowel and stomach troubles  and an occasional dose given the well  child will keep the stomach and  bowels free from offending matter nnd  ensure good health to the child.  Therefore the Tablots should always  be kept in the home, as they may be  the means of saving a little life. Sold  by medicine dealers or by mail at'25  cents a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont. ���������  Yarmouth's Narrow Street.  Kitty Witches row. Great Yarmouth, can justly claim to be the narrowest street in the- world, the entrance at one end being only twenty-  nine Inches and at tbe othpr fifty-six  inches. It gives some Idea of the  width when one mentions that neighbors can shake hands and put out each  other's eand.es-across the street! Why  these rows have been so constructed  has given rise to a good deal of discussion. Some writers give the rpason  that when there was a very high tide  the water might flow through them;  others. In. the event of an Invasion  they would prove an excellent means  of defense or that tbe ground plans of  thp rows were suggested by the fishermen's nets, which, spread on the dunes-  to dry. had a narrow'pathway left between them, which represented the  rows. Yarmouth has 115 rows, and  their total lpngth exceeds seven miles.  Kitty -Witches being thp most interesting and the narrowest of all..  All ways lead to the theatre this'  year. Let!s see, there's been tho  " Easiest -Way," the "Gay Way," "A  Woman's Way," the "Narrow Way"  and a lot more.  He  Knew  "Do you know that your chickens  conic over into my garden?"  "I thought they must be doing  that."  "Why do you think so?" '  "Because they never come back."  A Difficulty  "When wc are married, of course  you will shave every morning. .That  is one of tlfo rules" of our club. We all  agreed not to marry any man who  .wouldn't shave every ' morning."  "Well, what about the mornings I  don't get home in time? I belong-to'a  club, too."  A valuable thing to a man who has  gone through college is -what a lot he  could have learned anywhere else.  It takes a man to be pleased with ���������  himself  for  having. a  dog  that  can  fight but disgusted with his neighbor  for having one.  The great trouble a woman has  about keeping a secret is that if she  docs it* doesn't seem to her a real  secret.  Not a Nurse i  Mamma���������We must get a nurse for j  the baby. |  Papa���������Nurse be hanged!    What he  wants is a night watchman!  Old Resident���������And docs my daughter's singing annoy you?  Mr. Newcomer���������Oh, clear, no. 1  used to be fi reman in a sawmill.  Not Him  Little Girl���������My mamma is awful  strict.    Is yours? "  Little  Boy���������Orful.  Little Girl���������But she lets you go anywhere you want to, and   Little Boy���������Oh, she ain't strict wilh  me.    i  Little Girl���������Then who is she strict  with?   .  Little Boy���������Pa.  Tho Ten Biggest Canadians.  The Canadian Courier recently conducted a balloting contest to select the  "ten biggest Canadians," Nominated  for tho roll of honor wore 120 leading  rupu. Of these tho following were declared tho winners: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Lord Strathcona, Sir William  Van Ilorno, Goldwln Smith. William  Mackenzie, Sir Charles Tupper, the  Hon, S. Fielding, Sir Thomas Slmugh-  npfipy, Sir Saiiford Fleming nnd R, L.  Tinrdeu.  eight cottages of three rooms each.  His Theory.  "I wonder why the band Is playing  'Old Hundred?'" said a man at tho  circus to his neighbor. :  "As a reverential tribute to the ancient Jokes of tho clown no doubt," replied (he parly of tho first part.���������St  Louis Republic.  Unexpected.  "Does my whistle annoy you?" asked  tho Joker solicitously.  Tho pleasant man put down his pen.  "Not a bit!" ho protested.  "NVII, In that caso,',' remarked tho  Joker, "I'll try .Huuptbiuz el.se."-I,ullu-  A Mother's Anchor '  A babe is a mother's anchor. She  cannot swirig far from her moorings."  And yet atrue mother never lives so  little in the- present as .when by the  side of the cradle, Her thoughts follow the imagined future, of her  child. Thc babe is the boldest of  pilots, and guides her fearless  thoughts down through scenes of coming years. The old ark never-.made  such voyage as the cradle, daily,makes',.  ���������H. Ward Bccchcr. ���������'      |'     ��������� ,  How Faraday  Refused a Pension.  Lord Melbourne once anuounced to  Faraday that it was his pleasing duty  to offer him a pension, but. he added,  "I suppose all this science Is humbug."  Faraday at once replird. "If that is  your opinion, .my lord. 1 decline the  peuslou," and rptired. Melbourne, on  meeting some of bis colleagues, said:  "I havp.had a strange thing happen.  A .man has declined a pension." Hut  these- gentlemen Knew l-araduy's position and reputation jierter than tbe  premier, arid .'urged him to rectify tbe  blunder. Furudny was again interviewed, but Melbourne was obllgPd to  retract and apologize before the pension was accepted.  "How did you learn Maud's weight?  "I asked her what she considered  thc most attractive - weight for a  woman."  Miss Passe���������Do you think women  should propose?  Her Friend���������Have you tried everything else?  Practically nil Canadian druggists  grocers and general dealers sell Wilson's Fly Pads. If your storekeeper  docs not, ask him why.  "Who rules your house, Jones, you  or your wife?  "It's a.to^s up between the baby  and my wife's mother."  Critic���������Ah, No. 152! "The Desert of  Sahara."  Baseball Fan���������What a splendid ball  ground that would make, hoy?  "How could you keep so cool, cap-  "Oli, f was in charge oL the refrigerator ship."  Have yon ever noticed that the hen-  necked man does all his ccowing away  from home?  If clothes didn't make tho woman  some of them would look like men. ���������  I  TEA  Has a  Most Delicious  Flavor  ���������Get a Trial   Packet To-Day.  30c, 4Qc, 50c, and 60c per pound  At all Grocers.  We Make "COWL BRAND"  "ROOF OIL"  A heavy water-proof oil that is recommended specially for use with  Lamp Black, where black .shingle  roofs arc wanted. It is in great demand and giving splendid satisfaction. Our leader nt 50c. gallon. Net  cash on cars at'Winnipeg.  If your.storekceger__cloes. not keep  it, write" Sales Manager,  CARBON OIL WORKS, Ltd  He Didn't Believe  It   "   .  Wife (laughingly)���������More arc sonic  excruciatingly funny jokes in ' this  paper about women going shopping li-ll  day nnd never buying anything,,     ������������������  Husband (hotly)���������Yes, but th'ey'rn  lies! "   ��������� ���������      '''������������������'  When n man thinks he's the-real  liend of tlio family he is liit'elloctiiiilly  equipped also to think ho can work  out perpetual motion.  Ju.st ns sure as a mnn plans to goto  a biinebnll gable, that's tile day lid lias',  to take tlie children after school to get  thnni new shoes, ,     ',    ,  London Snowstorms.  The purifying effect ot a snowstorm  on city air was showu In London by  experiments ������������������which demonstrated Ave  times the amouut of Impurities on  week dnys, when ull the factories are  net ire, ns on Sundays. It was figured  mil that nevertheless a single Sunday  snowstorm carried to the surface of  the county of London 75 tons of dissolved solIdH, 1-12 tons of suspended  matters.' 100 tons of coal, 25 tons of  siilt and a ton of ammonia.���������London  Chronicle.   ��������� ���������  A Sudden Start.  "You used to go to school with Coppers, the iipw millionaire, didn't you?"  "1 did.   Fact is. 1 gave lilm his first  start In life."*  ���������"How?" '������������������'��������� ."'  ��������� "Wlih a bent pln."-Clevelnnd Plain  Dealer. \    .... '.- , ��������� ��������� .{..':���������...  On His Birthday.  ."Fie���������The worst thing nbtuit me In my  nose. I've gut fucIi ii benstl.v one. She  -Yi'ii shouldn't nny su'-li things nbout  a- gift.   Ile-^A gift?   I-hh-don't un-|  derstnnd.   Sire���������Wasn't It n blrthdny !  present?-New York Journnl. I  Josh Wise says:���������"It's funny how  easy a woman who can't keep a secret  kin keep a husband."-  The Rising Generation.  "Bligglns is always repeating something his small boy said." - - -  "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne.  "That boy must be a wonder. He Is  tho only person I know of whose opinions Mr. Bligglns regards as more important than his' own."���������Washington  Star.  ���������\   His .Whereabouts; '  "What became of that young man  who sought your hand In marriage at  the seashore last summer?" asked tho  dear girl who had been abroad.  "Oh," replied the fair one who had  remained at home, "1 have him under  my thumb now."���������Chicago News.  WINNIPEG,  CANADA.  (Look for our exhibit in the -Manufacturers Building at thc Winnipeg  Industrial Exhibition.)  Poor Appetite  indicates weakness of the stomach nerves which control the  desire for food. It is a sure  sign that the digestive organs  need the help of���������';:'"���������"'-  BEECHAM'S  PILLS  Sold Everywhere. In Boxes 35 cents.  SCHOOL OF MINING  A COLLEGE OF  - APPLIED SCIENCE  Affiliated to Qu-en's Unfberstfy  ..KINGSTON,,ONT. 7  For  Calendar  apply   to  the  Secrolwy.  THE   FOLI.OWIN'0 COOHSES ARE OFFERKU  I.    FOUIt  YEARS' COUIISU KOIl  DBGUUli: OK U.Sc.  ii. T11H1212 vroAits' coimsrc vow'-  DIPLOMA.  a. Mining   RudDeri-Ino-.  b. ChriiilNtry   nnd   Mineriihicy.  c. Mlnvrjilojcj- nnil ficiiluity.  d. Cliriiilenl  Enuliu'rrluK,  e. Civil EiiKlnrrrlnsc,        . "  f. Mcrlmnlonl rOu^lnei-rliiR.  K. tflvctrlcnl   BiiKlnt-rrlnu;.  Ii. IIIoIok? nnil rulillo l|,.���������||h,  I.  Power    l>evolii|iiiiiMil.  *  Wherever we meet misery we owe  olty.-Prjden.'  CHEMI CA LWPURfFIBO  W. N. U��������� No. 748,  ;   7. Quick Shaves  '"You must drink hot water with  your iWliisky,'1 tlio doctor told his'patient,'"otherwise you mustn't take it  at all.?!- ..   '  ������������������  i ''Hut -.how shall I get the hot  writer!'" the. patienj,- queried, plaintively. "My wifo won't lot mo have  it.for tho whisky toddy."       ��������� ;  1 ",'J'ell Iter you want to shave," the  '.doctor said, and took his departure.  The. .next day the doctor called and  ifskt'd (lie wife liow his putbnt was.  "'He'fl gone raving mad,1   nln wife  replied.   "lie.shaves every ten inin-  ute8."-Tlt-liits������    -��������� ���������  ofler you more of  Better Toilet Tissue for the Same  Money than any  Other Make on the Market.  Made in Every Known   Form   and   Variety,  and Every Sheet Guaranteed   Chemically Pure.  Always Everywhere in Canada Ask For EDDY'S MATCHES  ^M  IWUI^Ui������|Mm^l^|m|l|^^^|^MMl^^ f,_ ,;' -  *  -1 - V  i'i< -  X  I 7 S  W    i.r  ^*       <      J   ���������* .* *e>4 * i fyVi sr *   ,  *������- "  hJ  ���������*  *','   .     > "   ������ J' tp  <'t   < 'i ' iJ- ,: '*��������� '  ',.  ���������*    *,!' ''��������� A   ''*>.  "ii������;  THE   LEDGE,' GREENWOOD,, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  fc Aiti .Ltii'i A AA Jti Aft J������ JfiititTnTifi i1f> A A A Ait nth A  The Lure- of  ,'. the Tents.  , By  S.-B. HACKLEY.  Copyrighted,   1909,    by   Associated   *  Literary Pi ess. \   T  "1 sliull uever ask you again, Annette. Tell me���������you absolutely refuse  :o give it up even for���������even for uieV"  Forsytlie's voice trembled ^and a repressed light burned in his black eyes  is he laid bis bands^ slender, but brown"  md strong with tbe.strength" that threo  rears of cowboy riding hud given, on  the shoulders of a girl" standing 'on  this April ufti'i'uoou just outside tbe  jvomeu's dressing ' tent ol" the new  tVild West show.  The girl,, who wore a dark green cor-  luroy divided skirt, a short white coat  .with fringed sleeves, a 'dark handker-  rhicf knotted about her soft throat and  i cowboy's hat on her red-gold hair,  thrust off his hands will) her guunt-  ctcd ones und'gave him a merry look,  audernealh which were detiance and  lc.tcrmlrititlon.  "Bobby Korsythc," she cried, "It's  me for tliu show" forever!"  The young man's" dark face turned  'srimson.  ','My rlng^.please. Annette!"  . The girl's glowing cheeks paled  slightly, but she slipped off her glove  ind laid the solitaire in his outstretched palm. Then, with a gurgling laugh  that might have passed-for a sob, she  bowed 'mockingly before him and. lift-  "   Ing the tent (lap. disappeared within.  It was Buffalo Bill's'show to which  these two belonged, but It was a pretty good.Wild West show, and-Anuette  Lueile Blossom was the best "cowgirl"  rider of tlie twenty that-dashed twice  i.day fearlessly 'around -the arena.  Flow slip could ride��������� eveu better than  the daring voting wife of oue of the  ihow's owners who rode with him uow  Hid then for" the benefit of the public.  Robert Forsyt he,' the most daring  rider of ,tlie cowboys, the pride of the  troop, always had hated to see the  ��������� Blossom riding. When he glanced over  the ropes and saw some woman spectator looking on calm and dignified  and then glanced toward Annette  astride Western Wind..the bay pony  wilh the black'spot on his left shoul-  fler, her cheeks brilliant, crying In  ' mad merriment with the".other girl  riders, his,,heart boiled within him.  Forsythe, of a fine bid South Carolina family, had become known for his  horsemanship on every western ranch.  Reckless-of nulure and ready for a  frolic, he had not said "Xo"-when be-  - BOURht by the malingers of the new  Wild West show to join It.  On the day that he joined the troupe  ���������a spring day In Oklahoma���������he first  saw Annette disentangling her skirt  from -a Cherokee rosebush. With tho  courtesy to a'woman that ls the southerner's birthright Forsythe offered to  assist her.  - When the thorns were conquered  Annette was no longer heart free, and  Forsythe wenf back to his quarters  . feeling like one wbb has looked into  paradise and received a blow in the  face.   . ^ '  That'life might be all right for a  man,,but at his,home It was like a  crime for a girl of his station to ride  thus for.exhibition. \  Was this girl with the glorious bcan-  ty, with the eyes of heaven, as public  n thing as the armless woman iu the  sideshow?  Forsythe clinched his hands. In after weeks he clluc-hed bis hands many  times. He scorned himself for the  flame of admiration that the guileless  young girl had kindMed in his heart  nnd for the fact thatfhe could uot hold  aloof from her. ,  'It was iu Winnipeg, when midsummer and the show entered Canada together, that he threw aside pride and  tradition arid told Annette that he  loved her. Then for the girl, for whom  Blnce the April day In Oklahoma all  commonplace things bad been bathed  In glory, beguu-a life of torment.  Forsythe begun the moment his ring  shone" on her finger to beseech her to  leave'the show, us no fit" place for a  refined woman.  Her kinsmen, the '- show's owners,  would have released her. but the spell  of the circus held her. and. secure, as  she thought, In Foisythe's love, she  laughed at his entreaties.  Forsythe grew sick with loathing of  the tent life.   Every part of the performance disgusted him.  Forsythe overtook her just outside  the dressing tent wild with humiliation  and besought her to marry, him that  "veiling and let hliu mke' her home to  South Carolina.  She refused laughingly, but when bo  Demanded that she stop riding immediately, even though she did uot merry  him, his arbitrary tones angered her,  grid it ended In a broken engagement  For two months Forsrtho guve uo  sign of wishing to renew his friendship witlfAiini'tti', 'biit_treated her with  ������ formal politeness that rendered'her  miserable.' '.'"  "I wish he would leave the show,"  she thought dally, but he remained,  held us by a magnet. ������������������������������������������������������-..  Jn the quadrille.ou horseback she  never was his chosen partner again,  mid when iic'had to touch her fingers  In an Interchange of movements his  face was stern und < Inscrutable and  , bis hands were like Ice.  Annette's friends were not told of  her broken engagement, but they noticed that her blue eyes wero often  flark circled and that jn the riding sho  rouV fastest and most /wildly of all.  -At hint they arrived In south Texas.  ��������� tturrylng toward Mexico, tho show  stopped at the small towns only. Thero  ���������auie a night of terrific rain that soak--  nl, the ground until it was dangerous  for riding, but an exhibition wua held  whatever the weutlior, so '2 o'clock In  Uie ufteViioou buw the performance at  Its'height /...-��������� >..<���������'.  . The parade around, tho ring was over  -broncho '''hunters," Indians, Mexicans, cowgirls aud cowboys, Cossacks,  all had passed in review. Tho stugo  holdup and the Indian dunce wero over.  Then came tho cowboy feats of dlfll-  cult riding.  Hubert ForsyUio rode most recklessly of all-vaulting over;his 'galloping  horse,;supporting his weight Holely by  nue hand eluteliliig the pommcl-arouud  the arena.  The Cossacks, most daring riders of  the" world, hated him for his skill, and  Forsythe ia the latter weeks 'of his  misery had become more reckless In  riding than even^a Cossack.  "Somebody's going to be hurt today," remarked one of the spectators  "Look at that fellow riding the game  little sorrel with the white feet, won't  you?"  "Somebody's going to see his finish,"  remarked the performers behind the  weather beaten retiriug curtain. Annette" shivered and whitened as she  listened.  "The sorrel's down!" rang a cry.,  The spectators leaped , from their  scats by hundreds. The horse struggled up and shook himself���������unhurt.  The man lay still. Then 'came a woman's scream from behind, the curtain,  "Oh, Bobby. Bobby Bobby!"  The young man was raised and hastily carried out. The" program continued as if nothing had happened,' and  the show, moved on that night-toward.  Mexico.  When Robert Forsythe," bruised and  with a broken leg, opened his eyes In  the City hospital late that evening the  tear stained face of the best cowgirl  rider of the new Wild West show bent  over him.  lie stared nt her a moment wonder-  Ingly.  "Oh, Bobby," she whispered humbly  and'uncertainly, "If you still want me  1*11 leave It-I will���������I will!"  A transfiguring light came In Forsyte's eyes. "When?" he asked eagerly.  "Now," she answered, "this minute,  Bobby!"      .        '  Robert fumbled weakly In the purse  which the nurse handed him.   ,-.  Presently the ring that had been  taken off In Kentucky was "put on In  Texas, and the electric lights- that  twinkled, within the hospital walls  were as the lights of heaven.  Presently Robert.Forsythe broke the  silence.  "Annette." said he, "will you mind  very much���������If���������if"���������  "If what, dear?" said Annette. "I  won't mind anything except you. If  what?"    ',  "If." said Robert, smiling quizzically, "we stay with the show. - You  know,.I kind of like it now. .And I  can't let that sorrel beat me."  Do Crows Recognize Sunday?  A large number of crows" were foraging for food Dot long ago close to the  house of a farmer in West-Virginia.  They were unusually bold, as though  hunger had driven them to forget their  usual shyness and distrust' of their  natural enemies���������men.  Two of them alighted close to the  back door and picked up the crumbs  with an apparint assurance of their  safety not easily accounted for. The  farmer was telling a neighbor about  the tameness of the birds, and tbe latter remarked':  -  "You won't see them foolhardy tomorrow."  "Why not tomorrow as well as today?'?.  ;'Because today Is Sunday, and these  crows know it. They know that "one  day in seven they are not popped at  by boys and men. They can count,  crows can, and they know that on the  seventh day they are exempt from persecution.  "1 once lived near a swamp where  thousands of crows made their roosting place, and early in tbe morning  they used to start for the mountains  for their food. I was often out with  my gun trying to get a shot at them.  Week days they ^ were shy of rue, and  I seldom got a shot at them, but on  Sunday morning It was different Then  they would fly low aud close to my  house, their wings almost flapping the  ridgeboards of house and barns. Do  crows know when It is Sunday? Of  course they do."���������Exchange.  WEAK, TIRED GIRLS  Will Find Health and Strength Through  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  There is a time in the life of every  girl when the strain upon ner blood  becomes too great; when she grows  weak; has headaches and backaches;  when dizziness seizes her and she becomes extremely miserable. , That���������is  the time of life she needs a tonic���������a  medicine that will not fail- to. enrich  her blood and give her stiength to  withstand the changes through,which  she is passing. Such a tonic is Dr,  Williams' PinkvPills for Pale People,  They have raised thousands of growing girls out of tha depths of misery  and despair to a full- enjoyment -of  good health .and strength. Among  those who have found good, .health  through these Pills is Miss Suddard  of Haldimand, Que., concerning whoso  case her mother writes as follows:���������  "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have been  a'great benefit to my daughter who  was weak and miserable. She was  pale, easily tired and was bothered  with indigestion. The use of tho Pills  has brought back her health, and made  her strong and active. I am very  grateful for what this wonderful medicine, has done for her."  Dr. Williams' Pink .Pills are the  greatest blood builder known to medi--  cal science. That is why thoy cuie  anaemia, rheumatism, heart palpitation, indigestion, neuralgia, etc., That  is why they are of such, value to women and girls during the changes  through which ��������� they pass from girlhood to maturity. The Pills nre sold  by all medicine dealers or direct by  mail at 50 cents a. box or six boxes  for $2.50 from Thc Dr. Williams' Modi-  cine Co., Brockville, Ont.  -  , The  Reason'  Mrs. Dearborn���������You say that is Mrs.  Burke-Martin?  Mrs. Wabash���������Yes, Burke was her  name, and Martin was her hnusband's  name.  Mrs. Dearborn���������But why does she  use the hyphen between thc names?  Mrs. Wabash���������To show that she's  separated from her husband.  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  Dear Sirs,���������This fall I got. thrown  on a fence and hurt my chest very  bad, so I could not work and it hurt  me to breathe. I tried all kinds jof  Liniments and they did me no good.  One bottle of MINARD'S LINT-  MBNT, warmed on flannels and applied on my breast, cured mc completely.  >      C. H. COSSABOOM.  Rossway, Digby Co., N.S.  Surely Suffered  Maud���������She is a woman who has suffered a good deal for her'belief.  Ethel���������Dear me!    What is her belief? -      ���������   ���������  ;, Maud���������She believes that she    can  wear a No. 3 shoe on a No. G foot.  GIFT OF  LANGUAGE.  Advantages of the Man Who Is Able  to Talk Well.'  There Is' no other one .thing which  enables us to make ,so good an impression, especially upon those who do  not know us thoroughly, as the ability  to converse well. A man who can talk  well, who has the art of putting things  In an attractive way, who can interest  others, immediately by his power of  speech, ���������has a very great advantage  over oue who may-know more than be,  but who cannot .express himself with  ease or eloquence.  You may be" a'good singer, a flue  artist, you may have a'great many accomplishments which'"people 'occasionally see or enjoy, you,may have a very  beautiful home and a lot'of property  Which" comparatively fewpeOple ever  know about, but if you are a good con  verser every -one, you meet recognizes  and appreciates your art. Everybody  you converse with feels the influence  of your skill aud charm.  Iu .other words, there is no accomplishment, no attainment, which you  can use so constantly and effectively  which will give so' much pleasure to  your friends as fine con versa tlou.  There is no doubt that the gift of Ian-  guago was intended to be a much  greater accomplishment* than the majority of us have ever made of It-  Orison Swett Marden In Success Magazine. -  '. "paper and canvas.  ������������������ ��������� ���������. .' ������������������^-- . t  An   Anecdote   of   Turner,,   the   Great  Landscape Painter.  In a book entitled '.'Stories of the  English Artists" It. Duvies and C.  Hunt tell nn interesting anecdote of  Turner, tbe great landscape painter,  lie disliked to part with his pictures  and'when he sold one invariably wore  a look of dejection and oppression. If  .a friend asked him what was the matter he would sorrowfully, explain, "I've  lost one of ruy children this week."  ��������� Once a' rich -Birmingham manufacturer, Glllott by name, introduced  himself to the painter and stated that  he hud come to buy.  "'Don't want to sell" or some such  laconic rebuff was the'answer.  The manufacturer then drew from  his pocket a bundle of banknotes, about  ������5,000 worth.  "Mere paper," observed Turner,' with  grim humor," a little softened, however, and evidently-enjoying the joke.  "To be bartered for inere canvas,"  replied the persistent Gillott, waving  his hand at the "Building of. Carthage" and Its companions.  This tone of cool depreciation seemed to have a happy effect, and finally  Glllott departed with some ������5,000  worth of Turner's pictures.  Where the Cow's Kept.  It was examination day at a council  school in tbe outskirts of Leeds. Six  rows of neat little "tykes,",, with polished faces and cleau collars, had  beeu carefully coached by tbe teacher  In the difficult art of evading the pitfalls set by the wily inspector. To a  boy they were ready.  .The class room door opened aud admitted the dreadful personage.  "Now, boys," he commenced In his  most-insinuating''manner, "can any of  you tell me a few things that are made  Iii Leeds?"  "Clothes!" said Tommy Jones.  "Right!" said the Inspector.  "Engines!" yelled Sammy Jenkins.  "Rightl" said the Inspector.  Then the'replies came to a rudden  stop.  "Now, then, yo,u bright boys, hurry  up!" said his majesty. But the dreadful silence was uubroken. "Well, uow,  boys, what is tbe skin of u cow used  for?" asked their examiner in order to  fog their memories.  Little Johnny Blnks fell off his seat  In his eagerness to.be seen.  , "Please, sir���������please, sir," he yelled,  "the skin ls used to keep the meat in!"  -Liverpool Mercury.  If every housekeeper would use Wilson's Fly- Pads freely during the Summer months the house fly peril would  soon bo a thing of the past.  Enquiring trooper, new to the ways  of the Territorial Army���������"Now, what  becomes o' these 'orscs when we break  up camp?" Horse Contractor���������"Why.'  bless yer, they've got to go and 'oss  four or five camps after this!" Trooper  ���������"Then I suppose in time of war  'bout six of us would 'ave to ride one  'orse?"���������Punch.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in  Cows.  Friend���������What was the title of your  poem?  Poet���������"Oh give mc Back My  Dreams."  Friend���������And what did the editor  write to you?  Poet ��������� "Take 'cm I" ��������� Cleveland  Leader. ���������  A Household Medicine.���������They that  are acquainted with the sterling properties of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in  the treatment of many ailments would  not be without it in the house. It is  truly a household medicine and as it  is effective in dealing with many ordinary complaints it is cheaper than a  doctor. So, keep it at hand, as thc  call for it may come most unexpectedly.  Harmonious.  "What ls the matter with the hack  driver?"-  "He hnfl n. hfletetng rough.**  "Blazers."  In the late sixties, when flannel  coats of club colore first began to "be  used, the coat adopted for Magdalen  College.-Oxford, both for the "eight"  and the "eleven," was scarlet, trimmed with blue silk. This naturally  created some sensation for its conspicuous color and was visible half  way up tho High street. I think it  was a Balliol man who first called  these the "Magdalen blazers"; but'  tho name had just come into voguo  when I was at Oxford, and has since  been extended to color coats of all  kinds, however sombro their hue.���������  John Murray, in "Notes and Queries."  An Ambidextrous Golfer.  A correspondent at Sydney, Australia, writes to Tho Golfer to say that  a bogey competition was recently  won at Hunter's Hifl out thoro by  Mr. Robert Smith, "whoso game ia  particularly interesting from the fact  that he is an ambidextrous player.  He carries round about an equal number ol 'left' and 'right' handed clubs,  and it is a mutter of supreme indifference to him which ho uses; in  fact, if a match wcro to be arranged,  'Smith right-handed against Smith  himself left-handed,' no ono could tell  which 'hand' it would bo safer to  back."  Husband���������"It is a great thing���������that  accident insurance. I have taken out  a policy so that if, for instance, I  merely break my arm, I receive ������500."  Wife���������"Wouldn't that be nice! Then  I could take a trip to the Riviera."  A Strenuous Wooer.  "Tho Reminiscences of Bismarck"  contains an account of his courtship.  Ue was a young Prussian officer wheu  he first met Johanna voir Putt kamer,  but he made application at once to her  father for permission to pay his addresses. Aghast. at Bismarck's proposal, the old gentleman did not absolutely decline it. Instead he wrote giving permission to pay a sort of "visit  of Inspection" at the Puttkamer home.  Bismarck hastened to Reinfeld. The  whole Puttkamer family was lined up  to greet him. The father and mother  glared at him solemnly, and Johanna  herself stood bet ween, them, her eyes  cast modestly downward.. With the  swift, whirlwlud decision that scored  Bismarck his later political triumphs  he carried the situation by storm.  Galloping up the'driveway; he leaped  froin bis horse, ran forward and flung  his arms around Johanna, taking no  heed of her scandalized parents and  matching her to his breast and covering her blushing face .with kisses.  After that there could be no talk off  "probation", or "waiting." The betrothal was necessarily an accepted fact.  < Increased  By Fourteen Years  Longer Life due to better understanding of Nature's Laws and use of  such medicines as DR. CHASE'S  .KIDNEY-LIVER   PILLS.  During the last century thc average  life of man has increased by'about  four years. Insurance statistics prove  this.  What is the reason'  ���������People arc learning to take better  care of their health and to follow the  laws "of sanitation and hygiene.  The first law of health and the most  important calls for "Daily movement  of'the bowels."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills have  helped to prolong tlie life of many  because they have enabled them to  follow this first law of health.  A torpid, sluggish condition of the  liver and kidneys is certain to bring  constipation of thc bowels, clogging  of the digestive and excretory systems, poisoning of the blood and give  rise to the most dreadfully painful  and fatal of diseases.  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills purify tiie.blood-and cleanse the system as  no other treatment can because of  their unique and combined action on  the filtering and 'excretory organs���������  the liver, kidneys and bowels.  Mrs. R. Morrow, Bracebridge, Ont.,  wiites:���������"For years 1 was troubled  almost constantly with constipation  of the bowels and never got anything to do me the lasting good that  has been obtained from Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills. They not only relieved that trouble, but have entirely  cured the headaches from which I  used to suffer, and have improved my  health in a general way."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. One  pill a- dose, 25 cts. a box, at all dealers  or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  CENTRIFUGAL  FORCE.  From the Text  "Here, Benny," said Mr. Bloom-  plumper to his young son, as the latter started to church, "are a shilling  and a penny. You can put which you  please in thc contribution box."  Benny thanked his papa and went to  church. ,        <  Curious to know what coin Benny  had given, his papa asked him when  ho returned, and Benny replied:  "Well, papa, it was this way. Thc  preacher said thc Lord loved a cheerful giver, and I knew I could give a  penny a good deal more cheerfully  than I' could give a shilling, so I put  in the penny."  "Humph!" said the, lady with the  extra supply of artificial puffs. "Just  listen to this crazy stuff in the woman's department of this magazine:  'To retain your husband's interest in  you remember the little traits and  ways and mannerisms that won his  affections. Be coy, be vivacious.  Flirt with him!' "  "Well," responds the lady with the  shiny nose. "That seems to me to be  good advice."  "Humph! To retain your husband's  interest in you, flirt with somebody  else's husband, my dear!"���������Life.  Matrimonial  Indigestion  Giles���������Pccken   has   a  bad  case   of  matrimonial dyspeDsia.  Miles���������How's that?  Giles���������His wife doesn't agree with  him.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Distemper.  The children were having nn object  lesson on the heron. The master  called attention to its short tail, saying: "Tlio bird has no tail to speak  of." The next day he risked the children to write an essay on the bird,  and one little girl concluded her essay  by saying, "The heron has.a tail, hut  it must not be talked of."  A Medical Need Supplied.���������When a  medicine is found that not only acts  upon tlie stomach, but is so composed  that certain ingredients of it pass unaltered through the stomach to find  action in the bowels, then there is  available a purgative and a cleanser of  great effectiveness. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are of this character and  arc the best of nil pills. During the  years that they have been in use they  have established themselves as no-  other pill has done.    .  Visitor���������Why do you insist on your  employees being married men?  Merchant���������To preserve discipline.  Tlie married men. are used to taking  orders.  Josh Wise says:���������"A sense o' humor  in some people appears more like ignorance o' humor."  "And  when he died,  what did he  leave her?"  "Alone."  Too many friends will put a man in  thp poorhouse.  He   Know  "Can nny little boy," naked the new  teacher, "tell me the difference between a Inko and nn ocean?" "I can,"  replied Edward, whose wisdom had  been learned from experience. "Lake's  nre.much pleasaritcr to swallow when  you fall in."     <        ..'' m  Wilson'h" Fly Pads are iolil by all  DrufglMta, Grocers and General Stores  'Satisfied Each Side.  Nearer seven feet tall than six was  the father of the present earl of Ennis-  killen. He was a magistrate aud a  mighty fox hunter. He used to come  to the "justice room" ready dressed  for hunting quite early in the morning.  In order to hear cases before he started off to the meet. His, practice was  to hear the plaintiff and then horsewhip the defendant, abusing him for  behaving in such a blackguardly.manner. Then he heard the.defendant and  afterward horsewhipped the plaintiff.  It is said that both parties left the  court perfectly satisfied, each saying  that the other bad been horsewhipped  by his honor.���������London Graphic.  BliUE ur uniO CITY OP TOLEDO. I  Lucas county. I ss"  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that lie Is senior  p.ut.ier ol the Arm or F. J. Ciien'KY Si Co..- doing  business la the City or Toledo, county nod State  aforesaid, and that snld Arm will pay tbe sum ol  ON'E HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every  caso or Catarrh that cannot be cured by thc use ol  Hall's Catarrh Cure.  FHANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed In my presence,  this 6th day ol December, A. D��������� 1886.  j ���������*��������� I A. W. GLEASON'.  1 SEAt' f ��������� Notary runuc.  nail's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and acts  directly upon thc blood and mucous surfaces ol tl  system.  Send tor testimonials, (roe.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, ..  Sold by all Druggists. 75c.  Take nail's Family rills lor cosstlpatloD.    '  Some of the Wonderful Properties f>f  Rapidly Revolving Bodies.  It ls probably well known to on  readers that by means of revolving  soft copper disks, the edges of which  are served with diamond dust by beat  lag it In, diamonds can be sawed up  By means of sharp, rapidly revolving  Iron disks It Is possible to cut through  heavy steel armor plates of four to  eight inches In thickness. These phenomena belong to a'very ���������interesting  department In physics, the physics of  revolving bodies, that doub'less still  has a great deal that Is remarkable to  offer. The rotation of a wheel results  in the phenomenon that keeps the  .wheelman or bicyclist without'exertion free on his seat���������I. e��������� the so  culled free axis. We can also observe  It easily In a top, which. Its eijullib  Hum disturbed, us long as the rotation  Is rapid enough ulways resumes u cor  tain position In regard to Its axis with  out requiring pivot bearings. Itotailnn  also exercises a tension producing ef  feet on the substance of a revolving  body, and It Is this tension that Imparts to the soft saws referred to their  notable efficiency, If, for Instance, n  disk of thin cardboard Is caused by a  suitable transmission to rotate very  rapidly on the lathe tlie rotatory ten  slon causes the card to behave like  sheet metal..  , As the Natuwlsseusehaftlicho Wocb  cnschrlft states, the cardboard can  in such case no longer.be betit and it.  struck with a hammer gives off a  sound as though we were striking  bronze. This is, however, only the beginning. If we place on the shaft of  an electromotor a disk of good paper,  cut Into an exact circle about eight  Inches In diameter, this paper disk can  be made at the highest rotating speed  of the motor to saw through cigar box  wood." At the cutting surface it acquires a flue brown polish. The publication in question shows other interesting experiments. We caD, for instance, fit on the shaft'of the rotatory  apparatus a drum, about which may be  passed an annular closed little chain In  such a manner that at the highest "rotatory speed of which the motor, is  capable it can be slipped off the drum.  The chain will then behave like a  solid ring, roll across the table and  when It strikes the ground bounce up  like a hoop. The active principle on  which ail these tension phenomena are  based Is centrifugal force.  SHE COULD JOT  HOLD A TEACUP     "..' , /   ' i  BUT DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS CURED  MRS.  JAMES  H.  WHITE.;'  "So vou danced with my fiancee last  niirht lit tlie ball?" "Yes Did she tell  you?" "Oh no! I noticed that she  was limping to-day.���������Philadelphia Enquirer. ,    .  How He Knew.  "My wife took me to the orchestra  concert last night, and I think they  played Waguor."  "What makes you think so?"  "Why, a  big bunch of plaster fell  from thc celling into tbe middle aisle  ilurlug the concert, and a man who  was sleeping near mo woke up and said  'Wagner!* "���������Cleveland IMain Dealer.  Got It Free.  A good old preacher who had decided to leave an unremuneratlvo charge,  finding It'Impossible to collect his salary, said In his farewell sermon: "I  have little more to ndtl, dear brethren,  save this���������you were all Iu favor of free  salvatlonTSiud the manner In which  you hnve treated me proves.that you  have got 111" ,..-'.   .',:. ���������<;���������.'  Would Seem Not.  "Tn these stories of the middle ages  we always read about the hero's good  right arm," ' ��������� '���������    ���������  "Well?"  "Was, thero never a southpaw  knight?"-Philadelphia Dulletta.  The right word Is always a power  nnd.communicates Its deflhlteness to  our action.���������Eliot  Wliy did you laugh so hard at that  old chestnut lie told?  ' Well, you'see, when he"started out,  I thought lie wits going "to tell mo a  hard luck story and strike me for some  money. '   ,.,,. '  What a girl likes nbout' haying several beaux Is slio. can count thent as  'several more.  ''There', Fanny V .You��������� have broken  another viiad, , Your breakage tjii's  month nrnouiitH'to'inorf than your  wiiroh.   What shall T do?"' l  "Give mc a rino."  Regarded as one of the most potent  compounds' ever introduced with  which to combat all summer complaints and inflammation of the  bowels, Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery  Cordial has won for itself a reputation  that no other cordial for the purpose  can aspire.to. For young or old suffering from these complaints it is the  best medicine that can be procured.  Of late there has been an extraordinary development of service in fine,  new modern-fast ships between South  America and ports in England, Germany and Italy.  Minard's  Liniment Cures Colds, etc.  . A woman has such an imagination  that before the seamstress who sews  for her by the day has got on the  trolley car' in front of the house siie  can speak of her as her tailor.  ' It is nn undisputed fact that one  packet of Wilson's Fly Pads has actually killed a bushel of house flies  Fortunately no such quantity can ever  he found in a well kept house, but  whether they be few or many Wilson's  Fly Pads" will kill them all.  Read Her Way  While Aunty arranged the pantry  shelves, her little niece handled the  spiceboxes nnd called each spice by  name. Presently she said, "Auntie, I  can-read."  "Can'you dear," answered Auntie.  ... "Yes, Auntie," came the reply, "but  I don't read like you do.   I read by  the smell." :  BASEBALL  STRATEGY.-  A   Bit  of  Quick  Thinking   and  Good  Play on the Diamond.  The quickest thinking 1 ever saw on  a baseball field was done by Tommy  McCarthy, the Boston 'outfielder of  years ago. Tom Browne, one of the  speediest runners that ever played  baseball, was on second base, and New  York needed one run to tie the score.  Jack Doyle, then a great batter, was  at bat, and It seemed certain that a  base hit by Doyle would tie the score  and perhaps" win the game, as there  was but one out, and Browne was so  speedy he could score from second  base on almost any kind of a safe bit  McCarthy crept closer to tbe Infield on  left, realizing that, although he could  throw with wonderful rapidity and accuracy, the chances were all against  throwing Browne out at the plate unless he was close and tbe ball on tne to  him quickly. Doyle drove a bard line  hit straight to tbe left field. Browne  went scudding toward ' third base.  Doyle raced for first, and McCarthy  plunged forward at top speed. The  fielder reached the bull on Its first  bound, grubbed it and without stopping or looking threw with terrific  force and perfect aim across tbe diamond Into the first baseman's hands  Browne had stopped at third base.  Doyle, who bad turued first with the  intention of sprinting to second, was  caught- standing still ten feet from  first The next batter went out on a  fly, and Boston won the game.  After the game I asked McCarthy  concerning tbe play. "Well." be explained, "Browne Is a quick thinker.  He saw Just how bard that ball was  hit and knew he would be thrown  out at tbe plate unless I fumbled  Doyle doesn't think very fast. and,,  knowing that he would turn first and  stop to see If I was throwing home, 1  threw across to first and caught hlui."  lie figured that- out while tbe ball  was screaming through the air toward  him, probably reaching bis conclusions  and making the decision lu four-fifths  of a second.���������Hugh S. Fullerton iu  American Magazine.  "Handle With Care."  Id her assumed character of mother  little Miss Dorothy, "going on five,"  spanked her new doll so vigorously  that the eyes dropped out. This accident seemed to make quite an Impression ou the young lady, and when It  came her turn to be reproved In the  good old fashioned way n few days  later she glanced up from her mother's  knee as the exercises were about to  begin and plaintively observed:  "Better not spank too bard, mamma.  .'Member, what happoued to tbe doll!"���������  Philadelphia Ledger.  iiiiiEii  M  W. N. U��������� No, 748  A Familiar Trait.  "After an absence of twenty years  i Chicago man walked In on his wife  Hie other day. She didn't recognize  hi in lie sat down nnd kicked because  dinner was late."  "Tbbnyshe  recognized  him,  eh?"  Daylrght Only.  Mrs. Baker-Mrs. Smith Is wearing  light mourning. Bobble- What is light  mourning, run? Mrs Baker-It's the  kind that permits you to ko to matinees, but not to evening pr-nm-rnauecs.  ������-UpplUCOtt'E.  The Rest Cure  "Now that you have had a square  meal," said the old farmer, '-'I s'poso  you'lLbd willing to do n little work to  sort o'f even tilings up?"  "I'd liko t'erbligo yousn," replied  thc husky hobo, "hut me doctor sed I  wuzn't t' do a t'iiig but take de rest  cure.-"     ���������       .  "I sec by this "paper," said , Mrs.  Grig.gft^YJUift.t'growin'g cjijldrcn' require  occasional change." "Well, ours certainly get thpir share," replied Griggs.  "They brace mo three or four times a  day for nickels and dimes."���������Chicago  Daily News.  They took away her backache, cured  her urinary trouble "and made her  a well woman.  , i  Prevelle, Gaspc'Co., Que. (Special).  ���������After suffering for four'years from  ills, which many a woman knows,  and being treated by a doctor, ���������wlio  failed to give her relief, Mrs. James  H. White, a farmer's wife liying near  here, is again a well woman. Dodd's  Kidney Pills cured her. ,'       -  "  "My trouble started-from a strain," '  Mrs. White states.   "I had a pain always acrosis my back and  a steady*'  pain in the, back, of my neck, and-I  had urinary trouble that caused me a  great deal of annoyance, i  "For four years I suffered, in this  way and the vdoctor 'I consulted did  not do mo any lasting good. "In the  morning I was dizzy and I finally got  so nervous I could not hold a cup.  "Then I started to use Dodd's Kid-  noy Pills, and I got relief right from  the start. Three boxes cured me completely.   To-day I am a well woman,"  Mrs. White's troubles were  Kidney  troubles.   So are the troubles of nine  out of ten of the suffering women of  Canada to-day.   Th$ is. why Dodd's  Kidney Pills always cure ".them.   ,  *������*. -      --  Reasonable Alarm. :. '���������_  An old gentleman was ', recently  travelling by rail, and opposite him  sat a -youth with remarkably long legs,  which ho was not ,yery particular  about digging into other - people's  knees. On thc arrival of the train-at  a big Midland station the long-legged  youth observed to his neighbor, "I  think I shall got out here and stretch  my legs a little." For goodness' sake,  man, dinna do" that!" said the old  gentleman, "for I'm sure they're ower  lang by a great deal a'ready."  The Advance Notice  A volume might be collected of innocent but barbarous perversions of  the English language. . The latest  comes from the projectors of a new  Siamese newspaper, who have distributed the following notice:.    ' .  The news of English wo tell the latest. Writ in perfectly style and most  earliest. Do a murder git commit, we  hear of it and tell it. Do a mighty  chief die, we publish it, and in borders of somber. Staff has each one- ���������  been college, and write like Kipling  and tlie Dickens. We circle every  town and extortionate not for advertisements. Buy it. Buy it. Tell each  of you its greatness for good. Ready  on Friday. ��������� Number one.    .  Bigger Yet  "That," said Blinkers, as he gazed  in astonishment at his wife's new hat,  "is the biggest thing I ever saw."  "Oh, that's nothing," rejoined Mrs.  B., "just wait till you get the hill for  it."  One day a pit manager met a cer-"  tain collier as he was swaying home-"  wards, taking the full breadth of the r  road, "Well, Tarn,"- said the manager.  "I see you're drunk again." "Ay, sir  ���������once again," replied Tam, . as he  tried to balance himself.' ~"Noo, Tam,"  said the manager, "I believe you  could carry the whisky you've got far  better in a bottle." "Ah, but you  see, I might fa' and break the bottle,"  said Tam, wisely sha'king his head.  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  Competent Interpreter      -".;'  "Plow do you manage to travel since"  you   do   not   know   any  foreign  languages?"  "I have a friend   who   understands  them all who goes along."  "What's his name?"  "Mr. Money."  Worms feed upon the vitality of  children and endanger their lives. A  simple and effective cure is Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator.  The Parson���������"Might I inquire why  you think I operate'" an airship?"  "Why, when yo was walkin' along dis���������  mornin', de boss scr. to de missus,  'Hcah conies de new sky pilot'."���������  Life.  Pills for Nervous Troubles.���������The  stomach is the centre of the nervous  system, and when the stomach suspends healthy action the '��������� result is  manifest in distui bailees of the nerves.  If allowed to persist, nervous debility,  a dangerous ailment, may ensue. The  first consideration is to restore the  stomach to proper action, and there is  no readier remedy for this than Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, Thousands  can attest the virtue of.these pills in  curing nervous disorders.  Too Practical  "Ah, dearest," sighed the young  man, kneeling nt the feet of his ownest  own, "do you know what of all things  is nearest my heart?" "Really, I cannot say," she sweetly replied. "But in  this cold weather I should think it  was a flannel vest." She wns too practical, and it broke the engagement.  A woman can make a man, angry by  nagging him to tell her where he was  when he" didn't come Home till after  midnight; she can drive him wild by  retending she doesn't care where he  was. ;���������  A girl will never propose to a man  when there are so many easier ways to  do <t.  A woman's reason for doing her  duty is that she (Wants to; a man's  that he has'to.  A man's idea of his own importance  decreases as the gray in his hair increases.  Queen's University  J   f1   H KINGSTON  and tollege  Ontario  ARTS  EDUCATION  THEOLOGY  MEDICINE  . SCIENCE (Including -Engineering.'1  ; ^Students"''rctfiater'ing   /or ��������� tlio ��������� /irs-  , limif bctori October 21st,' 1909. ijiay.  complete tho Arts course without attendance.  For Celendars, write the Registrar,  QEO. V. CHOWN, B.A..  ,       . K(n������������t<)n  Ontario \'< ���������'-     ���������' i ���������"���������*'���������'' '''���������'"   - .v   ,   '<<'-~ j'<   --., /  .���������'-, r  THE    LEDGE.    GREENWOOD.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  gg^Sffi^i&g^^gj  1  i  046  PH0ENIX 8?  hotel  to the ^  CITY  The nearest  g~ Oranby mines. One of the  Urgebt dining rooms in the  city. Tlie bar id roplete  with nerve bracers of all  kinds, und the moHt fragrant cigars. Drop up and  bee me.  A. 0. J0HNS0N  fliOPttfCETOR.  I  1  ������  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ino- of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $i a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $5.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD   B. C, JULY  animals performing for the grandstand ; clowns and vaudeville artists. -The best attractions of the  Iowa and Minnesota State fairs are  already billed for Spokane.  Nine Mile Mountain.  ���������������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  jMade by  % %. Cbelin $ go., nelson  CANADIAN  RAILWAY  RETURN" EXCURSION KATES  jKROM  -   Jto  SEATTLE  TLc&ets ,o.n .sale daily, May  29th to Oct, HtU. Final return limit 15 days. Corres.-  ���������poiMlirng fares from .other  points..   Tickets at  REDUCED SATES  Will also be on .sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  .  July 2nd and 3rd,  August Uth and 12th,  TO EASTERN. DESTINATIONS  jin Canada and rthe United States,  jv|th choice of -routes and final  jreturon limit of Oct. :3ilstt  for f.ujl particulars apply ,to  JS. ft. 1Jjsj>pat������,  .Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  .J, E.  PltOGTO?,   P. P. A., (Calgary, Alta.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX.   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for'  the miner and   traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms.    Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  fe  Y, CHJ.SHO-ktf, Pjropkjetor.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GREENWOOD, B.C.  THE,  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening   Night-Caps.  Buttermilk a specialty during*"the  warm season. --i  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  About Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 8G  illustrations all told, aud  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.    It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver   long  after  Noah was dead ;' how a  parson took a   drink   at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the 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   25   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  world.    Address   all   letters to  A blue mark here indicates that  yonr   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  onco more like to commune with  your collateral.  It is generally admitted even in  Grand Forks that a club flush is a  genuine black hand.  Ln-61'kction of the meat sold in  this province should be'thorough  in order to prevent the spread of  disease.  The Prince Rupert Empire wants  better fire protection in that city,  which is proof that it does not rain  all the time in that hustling town.  The Rio Tinto mine in Spain  must be the mother lode of copper.  It has 140 millions of tons of ore  in sight which will take 70 years to  mine.  Pat Miller left Fernie for Chicago the other day with one dollar in his pocket, and the Free  Pre������s deplores the. eseape of so  much capital from the city."  There is a town in Alabama  where nobody pays taxes. If that  town can find a cure for death it  it will be nearer heaven than any  town in che sunny, cottony South.  Reports from  Nine Mile mountain are "so very encouraging that  predictions are freely made that it  will  make one of the big silver-  lead camps of the province.    One  good prospect doesn't make a min  ing camp, nor do a few chunks of  high-grade'ore make a mine, but  there' are   indications, and   good  ones, that there will be  mines ou  Nine Mile.    It is not a year since  the first1 location was made and  there are now forty or more claims  staked with a showing, on all of  them so. far as known.     Assays  from samples taken last fall showed  ari average of two ounces of silver  to cash per cent of lead and gold  values, up to $15 per ton.    The  leads are .Bmall, varying from forir  inches to as many feet in width,  the smaller veins having the best  grade of ore.'  On .one' claim,  the Silver Cup,  the hill has been cut almost vertically for a distance of one hundred  feet and  the ��������� visitor can look up,  when Btanding at the bottom of the  precipice,; and see the vein in the  cliff from 12 to 15 inches in width,  almost vertical in dip, with great  pieces of'ore ready to fall.    A shaft  was started on the Hazelton but  surface water put a stop to operations when a few feet down.-   At  the   present'-time work on   this  property is confined to open cuts.  Being within ten miles of Hazelton and having comparatively cheap  transportation, $6 a ton to Prince  Rupert, many of tne claim owners  are not caring whether a buyer ap-  ----- -���������  pears or not, as ore worth from j "SJ1' "im  $10 to $250.will pay from the grass  roots.���������Omineca Herald.  shoveling at the Treadwell, Mr.  Miro Jorovich ?' ������Oh, is that you,  Mr. Steward ? I don't forget you ;  no got mustache no more.'  '���������The next'thing I went into  (this was the Paystreak, you  know, as the other exposition  closes at 6 p. m.) was laughable  also. Two old maids, after being  taken in for SO cents, reviewing  this boot, wanted to know where  they would get the ring. It said  at the door a ring goes with every  ticket. The spieler politely said,'  'Certainly, ladies.' He stepped  back and rung a bell (a ring with  every ticket, yon know,), and the  crowd ha-ha-ed. I hear them yet."  G. J  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, Poles, etc. K, Heavy Teaming;  ���������  vto any part of the District. -  .��������� ��������� *     ���������' -[- ,f  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  ever so hairy as yon.  ; Deaar"  Insurance of any kind is a good  investment, whether .life, accident  or fire. In Phoenix D. J. Mathe-  son pays, particular attention to  this line of business and those interested should consult him at  their earliest convenience in person or by mail.  David and Goliath.  ��������� There is a story of David and  Goliath as it is said to have been  reoently told by the Rev. Billy  Sunday, with appropriate gestures  to a rapt congregation of eight  thousand :  And so David's pa comes up to  him where he was working in the  field and says : Dave, better go  up to the house. Your ma's anxious about the other boys fighting  in the army, hasn't heard from  them by 'phone or anything, and  she'd "you'd look them" up.- So  Dave hops on a trolly and hikes to  the front, and stays there with his  brothers overnight.  In the morning old Goliath  comes ont in front of the Philistines and dares the Israelites to  me," said the first speaker; I  think it canua be a Highlander;  I think it canna be a Lowlander.  ril'tell ye what we'll do, we'll just  go to the castle and see if any, of  the English visitors are" missing  since yesterday.      .. t  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Australia is buying' largely of  German coke for use in its smelters.  .The fog. banks of, the North Atlantic, average thirty miles in diameter.  The average -gasoline engine  uses a,.pint of fuel per horsepower  per hour.  --Asjsoou, says the Eugenies Review,' as the nations of the earth  shall compete with each other, not  in armies and navies, but in the  art of race' betterment, they will be  less disposed to sacrifice the flower  of the'ir youth and-manhood.in disastrous, devastating war.   ���������  nelson, E %.  GEO. P.. WELLS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric "light,  private baths.-. Telephone  in every room. ��������� First-class  bar and barber shop.   >V    -.  'Bus meets all trains. ��������� ���������  The Holy Ghost society of Maine  assert positively that the world  will come to an end on the 15th of  next September. If that is to be  the case we might as well postpone  starting the smelter until the end  is over, and the banks might as  well commence to distribute their  weal tli at once.  /?. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  vrtMst*ise*3������>  3. B, Cameron.  s  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  THE LEDGE  J*/st$2ayear  In Advance.  GREENWOOD  AND  Leaves .Qreepwood for Spokane  0t 7 a. m.., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. mf J. McDonell.  NINKKAL ACT  ������grfjfjeate of Improvements  iforjCK  //^exjfton'' Mhipral CJ������lm, situate in the Green-  woort  Minjns  Dlyjjlon  of   Yule  pistrlet:  Where located: Skylark Camp (South),  TAKE NOTICE th it I..funics S. Hirnjo. Krce  Miner'siOrtifioHte Vf>. Il-WUfj, for nclf aurl Ohm.  jH.Tye;Freu'Minor'sCorlHh-ato Sn  \fx\lfii nut!  Mdn,oy M- JohiiBfln, Vfea U\m-r'������ fxrtiiiante  ������������;���������  }WM,Meml-?)M ,t}*>* froni th.o d.iro  feeraof. to- apply to the MJnltiK lJu.eor<l>'r for n  pcrtlflcate of Improvements. f������r thp purpose of  fjlitnlnlun nC'r/iirn Grant to the alinve claim.  And further take notice  thnt" Jrtlon.  gmler  *wt:oii   37. mult   lie  cn/imidietd  hpfore  tne  Issuance, nt nuch Curtillcntcof [niiiruvemenM  Df ted t il| #Ui day of Jjiiii-. A. I), lltox.  JAMES 8. HJJUffE.  jii.-jawaumu.'jii       . ��������� i  Get your Raze rs Honed;  and your Baths at.  Frawley9s  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  Is 1871 there was only a cabin  and hitching post where Spokane  now stands cud all the laud upon  which it is built could have been  bought for 62,000. In .1947 people may be saying sometiiing'about  how they missed buying real estate  in Greenwood before the success of  tbe big tunnels made it a second  Butte.   . .  The Chinaman  is an inscrutable  being.    The white maa can never  know what   passes in his mind.  But we may conjecture at times  what his opinion must be of the  laws and customs of the Caucasian.  At Vancouver a few days ago a  Chinese sailor on the steamer Empress of Japan was fined for having a piece of venison  in his possession, sold to him by white vendors who came alongside the ship.  Being a Chiuk,  he was forbidden  by law  to land, and presumably  was totally ignorant of anything  unlawful in buying the meat.    His  chinkness was a bar to   landing  even for trial and he was tried and  fined by proxy, his proxy being the  ship's steward.    He was not even  prosecuted by name, but as Chinaman'No. 72.    Put yourself in his  place.      You go   a-traveling  and  your ship puts in at the port of  Che-foo.    You want to go up and  see.the town but are told that the  native law forbids a Canadian to  set foot on  shore.    A junk pulls  alongside and you buy a piece of  meat from it.   The mandarin hears  of the purchase and sends a servant to take away the meat from  Canadian No. 2.'1 .and make him  pay 20 taels as a penalty for buy  ing  it.    Yon   conclude. that you  have struck  the chosen home aud  abiding place of larbarism.   Per  haps you are not far out.���������Keremeos Chronicle.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in.the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the -vwheat,.country and the blue  Pacific.  . Down in Texas.  A young Bostonian went to  Texas' and' turned cowboy. He  rapidly caught the spirit of the  country and as rapidly shoek off  the outward semblance of tender-  footed habit. Bough bearded,  leatherclad,: sombrero as wide as  the widest,���������<forty-two calibre Colts  on his hip, he was as wild as the  wildest. Yet .within his bosom  still burned-the flame of Boston  culture and refinement.  One day .he was riding with a  stranger across the prairie. Turning his head- suddenly (he was  slightly ahead) he saw his companion make a suspicious movement towards bis hip- pocket.  Without hesitation he drew his revolver and. shot him. The stranger dropped-like a log. The cow-  bow dismounted and looked at the  body of his victim.  " I wonder if he was really going to shoot me," he soliloquized ;  "I'll see."   : .  Turning the body over, he discovered a flask ��������� of whiskey protruding from the pocket.  "Poor fellow," said he, in * a  tone of regret; " I've made a mistake. I've killed an innocent man  and a gentleman at that. He wasn't  going to kill me; he was going to  invite me to have a drink. Well,"  sighed, drawing his sleeve across  his mouth, "the last wishes of the  deceased shall be respected." _  Dr. MacLean of Phoenix has  taken over the practice of Dr J. E.  Spankie and Dr. Oppenheimer and  will move . to Greenwood next  week. Another, physician will be  associated with Dr. MacLean in  the practice here.  LOWERY'S CLAIM  Dnriiisr llio 07 rnontlis tljut Lowflry'f  Qlaini was o������ mirth it <|ii} b|isjiieas nil  pypr  the   worlil.     Jt   wan   tlio  most  unlaije, inddpo'iiilorit ond fonrleHH journal ttvur produced in Cniindn.   I'olitlc/il  fliir) theological enemies purcued it with  fhc yeiioin of n. rattlesnake until the  poyorrinit'iit nhtit it out of the mniln,  And ItH editor ceroid  to   jiuMinli   It,  paitly on account of a'Inzy livi-r and  : Iwrtly beciiUHe it token a pile of money  iff run a paper that fe outlawed. 1 horn  irf: still 25 different editions of thin con-  ginned journal in print.   Send lOconte  tu4 B������f ������"������ or ii 50 and gist the bunch  '     w fft.T LOWKKV,  limwni)'}, !?��������� P..  The  Bridesville  Hotel  Provides Tasty Meals and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  THQ3. WALSH  Proprietor.  When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postoffico. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  HORSE STRAYED.  Caimr Into my promiitrtt a liuy ninrc nliout nine  ynnrit oliI, nnil woIrIiIiik about inoo poiintld.  Druiiil on left ahouldur In unAnnil under It an  M. Win1 cut on loft front foot Owner c������n  liiiviMlic-umo hy imyltiK exixmstt*.  A- (J. MESKKH, Midway, D. C.  m*  JFranfc FJetehcr  fiiqytsctxp Land Sukveyob,  Nejeon, B, C,  The management of the Spokane  Interstate Fair has arranged for  more variety in the entire program  this year than was attained even  last  year.    To that end,  vaudeville and circus attractions have  been ee< ured puch as are seldom  seen in theatre or circus. ^Some of  these attractions, in fact, would be  impossible in a theater or the largest circus.     The ..Gregory,; Fireworks company's production of the  Siege of Jerico���������the first appearance west of St. Paul���������requires a  troup  of  300  actors   and   three  Hpecial baggage  car-j of  scenery.  The ancient city,  before the besieging army of Israelite������, goes np  in smoke every night of the Interstate Fuir.    Eve>y afternoon there  will be airship races, and contests  for duration of flight.   There will  bo at'Jeasfc five contestants each  day, and J&2,5|00 in prfeea la offered  by the Fair management,     The  Midway will be bigger tbja year  than ever before;  there will  be  Blue Blood.  '    My  sires .were  strong,   heroic  men, who fought on many a crimson field ;. and none could better  cut a throat, or batter down a foe-  man's   shield,;   and   some  were  knighted  by ��������� the king, and  went  around with' golden spurs,  which  must have been a nuisance when  they walked among thecockleburs.  Their sires were   barons  of  the  Rhine, who worked a now historic  graft; they held  up travelers by  day  and  quaffed   their  sack by  night, and laughed ; they- always  elept upon the. floor, and never  shaved  or  cut  their  hair; they  pawed their  victuals   with  their  hands, and never beard of underwear.   Their sires, some centuries  .before, ran naked through the virgin vales, distinguished from the  other apeS'becauBe they hadn't any  tails.    Ami   they had sires, still  farther back, but that dim  past is  veiled to me, and so -I fear I cannot claim a really flawless pedigree.-��������� Walt-Mason.       ,'������������������������������������:  Who's that big stiff making all  the big talk out there? asks Dave.  ^ Why that's the head cheese, the  big noise, says the brothers.  Why, don't some one soak him  one? asks Dave. - -  We've all got cold feet, says the  Israelites.  You fellows make me tired, says  Dave, and he pikes out to the  brook, gets four pebbles in his  shepherd's sack, slams one at Goliath, and soaks him in the coco  between the lamps. Goliath goes  to the mat, takes the count, and  Dave pokes him in the slats, chops  off his block, and the whole Philistine gang skidooed.��������� Harper's  Weekly.    Missionaries Not Needed.  The   work- done by the Eoyal  Northwest Mounted Police natur-,  ally brings them in touch with the  worst of the people and when they  meet a good  class they, uo doubt,  appreciate, it.    Iu  the aunnal report presented  to parliament   by  tbe mounted  police, the following  on the Esquimo appears :  ��������� "E������quimo do not steal,   They  are  quite   religious, holding service on Sunday and doing no work'  on that day.    There   is no missionary here.    Their religion they  carry into their every day lives.  They neither   beg nor steal and  slander is unknown amongst them.  They are as near 'God's chosen  people' as any I have ever seen.  After ray experience of this world  I could almost wish I had been  born an Esquimo.    They are very  fond af.their children and take the  greatest care of them.   They never  require to be chastised,  and are  very  obedient.   One   never  sees  any    quarrelling     or     bickering  amongst  them.   They  show  the  true spirit of sport in their games  of   football   and   baseball.   They  play those games on tbe hard snow  when it registers 25 degrees below  zero."  Surely, says the Regina West,  the character given these people is  a worthy example to follow���������they  need no missionaries.  A. L. WHITE  tbe...  The Furniture Man  Rowland  Is the leading hotel- of the  city, and the home of "tourists,  mining men and commercial  travelers. ;     ���������]"'  Do not 'miss it when visiting the famous Golden.City.  B. CcmRi������$, manager.  Tony Tubbs on the Paystreak.  Tony Tubb, well known as a nit,  writes the ��������� editor of tho Ju'immiu  Dispatch while"yis'itjug thei rfiiattlo  fair.    In part Tony Bays :   '"'���������'  "The Paystreak fa a pandemonium.   . Couldn't  afford   to pat-s  them all by oh my first visit, so  there you are I   I went in  with  the crowd   to   see the streets of  Cairo..   I must have looked good  to some of the  swarthy   fellows  dressed up like Turk?.   One little  fellow was very persistent that I  should   climb, aboard   a  camel.  ' Nothing doing,' says I, so he took  hold of my coat���������it go* kind of  personvl.   It seemed \o me I had  seen the fellow before, and sure J  bad.   fiayfl I to him, (And do you  _A new reporter was told one  night to go on board a sleeping car,  find an all-important politician and  interview him.  Some hours later Bud strolled  calmly into the office and stated  that after a personal search of every  car on the train he had failed to  find him. ' ������������������.������;.'$.).'".  Do you mean to say that yon  looked  into all the sleeping car  berths, Bud?  Yes, that's what I did, said Bud.  But, Bud, the editor exclaimed  in consternation,  weren't there a  goxl maiiy of those berths occupied by ladicB?  Sure, eaii 1 Bud.  But, what did you do when you  found a lady who had retired?  When I burst the curtain open  and looked in and a woman jumped  up aud screamed. I took off my  hat and says: That's all right,  lady, you ain't the man I'm looking-for.  There are   probably few better  raconteurs alive thau  is the Duke  of Aigyle, and in  bis memoirs ho  Iihh  told rome inimitable Ptorinn.  One of the best concerns a show*  iniiii'H ape which paid a visit with  its . master to  Inverary.    During  its stay there it escaped from  the  cage,  but came to grief through  want of food and died by the roadside.   Two  Scotch farmers   came  across it and were much puzzled  what to make of it.    "Deaurme,  what na beast's yon ?'' asked one,  " {('a'uo a beast, it's a man," Baid  (ihe   other.    After  carefully  examining if one of them said, "It's  a man, but did ye ever see. such a  hairy man | It canna be a nigh-  lander;.do ye think ifb a low-  Any tning from the Kitchen  T. ,-. to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Bags.  A. JL. WHITE  The ^Furniture Man.  .MINEKAIi   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.' -  Wellington Mineral Clnim,situate in thcGrcen-'  ���������wood  Mining Division   of -Yale. District.  Where located : On Wallace Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Thomas Hemir.crlo,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B 2838i, James H.  McNeil,Frco Miner's Certificate No., B 2CP3,  Ralph  Smiilca.  Free  Miner's  Certiilcato  No.  B |2C57(1,  and  James  N.  Paton. Free Miner's  Certificate   No.    B SiUIO,   intend,   sixty   days  from - the    date    hereof,     to    apply to  the  Mining Kpeorder for a Certlfieatei of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.   -  And further take notice that action, under  Section S7   muit be commenced before tho is-  suanceof such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this BJth day of July, A. D. lsKO.  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Bounty Minerarciaim, ni'uftte In the Greenwood Mining Division of Vale .District.  "Where located: On Wallace Mountain. -..  XTAKE NOTICE that 1. Sydney M. Johnson,'  * rce Minors Certificate No. 13. 2I50O, and Philip  B. iSpenocr Stanhope. Free Miner's CorlHl-  catei No. n.-imi, intend, sixty days from  the date hercofY to apjly'to thciMlning lie-  corder for ������ Certificate or Improvements, for tho  STARKEY & CO,  NELSON, B. C   ���������  wholesale    -   ���������" -  dealers in,'  Produce. ,andi] -Provisions.  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B.C.���������".  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and   .  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE    SOLICITED. -  THE CLdB  Gigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel. \     ,'    -x  L. L.Mathews  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant lothe above  claim.    ...  And further Tako notlco that action, under  suction .17, must bo commencod before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvement*.  Dated this 8th day of July, A. 1), 1000.  JSlemmaPketHotel  Isllie home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British,' Columbia.       ,  HEKRY ,STEGE.   PROPH.  Pioneer  f4otel...  Greenwood, fi. C.  The oldoot hotel in the city, nnd still  under the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meala equal to anv in the  city, anil the bar eppplies only the boot.  Corner'of Greenwood and Government  streets.  J, W. JSlelson  .-?  T$E]WOf*T HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  t**'e safe. ,  Mevlorje  ..&:.'.'TrtcgiIlas  Lakeview - Hotel  NELSON, B. C.: **  Is a home for Miners.    Rates $1  a day.   All White Help.  N. MALLETTE     -     -     PuoPniETOB  lander, Donald?" "I thjnlc not  rnoreflpicJerB; thero wj)j bp trajnpd I )jkp drjyfpg wroelB  better  NMB J dpn'f tJiinfr ��������� fcowlflndjir ifl oyer  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. 0., has a line or nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any moito-  tain town ol the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits tnentl.  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B,0,  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to thafc city.  CQOIftB # PAPWQRTH,  *k Regular monthly meeting of  Vy Greenwood lodgo No. 28, A. F.  /\f* & A. M��������� are held on thc first  Thurwday in each month in Fraternity'hall, Wood block, Goviirniru'iit  street. Greenwood. VlBiting- brnthron'  nre cordially invited to attend.  .IAS, H. KlItNIK. Seor������tury,  W" C '   M   O/Miiiwoi.tl Minora'  D       ,. ..   *  M., meetH everjr  Saturday oveninff In Union Hall, Coi  per street, Greenwood, at 7:80.  _AIbo In hall at  Mother Lode mino  Friday eronhifrs nt 7 ;80,  GEO. HEATHBRTON, Secretary.  The Hotel Slocan  ?h1re,e>0^k8',B'C>',8 **'��������� leading  hotel of the city.   Mountain trout  '      and   game dinners  o, specialty.  Roomri_re*erved by telegraph.  ��������� . RvqH.NjYPu,;PrQ.p'  -&

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