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 *VZ*-^VZ<*z-4^c^  v  H22 ;g/..:-  ^4  i  Vol."XV. ;  GREENWOOD,' B. C, THURSDAY MARCH IS,  1909.  -i-ye  iORlAi r*, '.  36r  No. 36'  , -'Sliei'win-Williiuns' paints  and varnishes   are  the  greatest  help in house-  ���������     , . cleaning.    I*)y touch ing*  ^^���������"��������� up ��������� the shabbv spots in  . ���������    'i * ,  the house, such'.as'floors, furniture, woodwork, with paint  or varnish or stain, the.house can ��������� he mark*- to fairly shine  inside. House-cleaning will-give more satisfaction, than  ever before  g fo$������������fl@00 _&OOflfl������������ mMfrOflflflQ I  i Passing Throng!  Rumbergo.r  and tho deceased  sold  a  property for  are used. , Wc are agents for    ,   ' ,  '    - ��������� Sherwin=WiISSams'  Paints and Varnishes, and will bo glad to give you (igurcs  on Brightening up your place, inside and out.    Come in  ���������-   _    --'      and talk the matter over.  1 Russell-Law-Caulfldd Co., Ltd. I  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  THE!  Ill  ALL  Kennedy's Medical Discovery.  Price's Medical Discovery.  Hood's Sarsaparilla.  Ayer's Sarsaparilla.-  Cuticura Resolvent  Burdock Blood Bitters, etc., etc., etc.  We" recommend Regent Extract of Sarsaparilla  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO.  r?-aaffi3iH^^aff*?si^^  Children's Boots and  Shoes  for Spring is thc largest and best wc have ever shown.  All the best American and Canadian makes are repre-  ���������' sented and at all prices.  Dry Goods. Millinery. Bonis and Shoes.  <*, **  Y  Im  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.C.  ������������������������ee������eecs>e������'������������^������'-s*,'*!������*'������^a^  g-ftMBWaBiH^^  PHOENIX, B.C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary travpler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms aro always at the service 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 tho mountains and a pleasure to drummors  with big trunks,  JAS. MARSHALL        -    ���������       PROPRIETOR  -^im-ra-s-m-m^  r������e���������������������)������������������sa������e������tM><^ooi������eeo������a������������������^������ffl������t3  ������  URNS & GO  o  o  Dealers in   ���������  pfesh and Salt JAea^s, pish and Poulfcr-y  9  Shops in noariy all tho towns of Boundary and  I ���������   the Kootenay.  0^Q^)^iQ0^g^yQi*^g^^Q^^0^(*^@^-^Q0(g^*^Q0^S*^(j^PQ0(*)Q0QQt3fi  secio<-KS9ii������Msee������<������caeoa-������eeo9oeGoir99Qec  BE  (i  (i  ii  D. A. McBride of Bridesville i.s  in the city.  P. W. George of Phoenix was in  the city yesterday.  John H. East of Midway was a  visitor in. the city Tuesday.  Jas. G. McMynn of Rock Creek-  was a visitor in the city yesterday.  Wliite BroR. will move to the  Wallace-Miller block  next month.  John Craig came in this week  from the Slocan on his way to  Nicola.  R. A. Brown and J. McCallum  of [Grand Forks were in the ciby  Monday.  A, McQueen of Victoria, traveler  for the Morena and other cigars, is  in the city.  "Monte Christo" was played to  a good honse in the Auditorium  Tuesday night. ���������  Chas. Watkins, representing the  Calgary Brewing Co. was in thc  city Saturday.  N. B. Whitley of Seattle was in  the district this week adjusting T.  Hardy's loss by fire.  Born���������On Saturday the 13th  inst. to Mr. and Mrs. T. It. Hansen, Rock Creek,'a son.  Sydney M. Johnson. C. E., returned last Friday after a couple of  weeks spent at the coast.  Born���������In Greenwood, on Satnr  day, the 13th inst., to Mr. and  Mrs. R. J. Sanders, a son.  Berfde Wiele returned from the  coast Friday and went up to  Beaverdell on Saturday's stage.  P. H. Burnham, district passenger agent of the Great Northern,  was a visitor in the city this week.  Thos. and Mrs. Jenkins aro  spending a couple of months on  their ranch near Chewelah, Wash.  H. E. Brenizer, G-. N. agent nt  Midway for the past seven months,  visited Greenwood yesterday for  the tirstftime.  Cleve Newman had his preliminary hearing before Police Magistrate Hallett Friday last, and was  sent up for trial.  A good strike has been made on  the Bruce near Midway, the ore  beiug encountered in the tunnel  now being driven. J  The dance of the Miners' nnion  in the old Masonic hall last evening was well patronized and a  pleasant evening epent.  M. Heller is in from the West  Fork. He has built a small mill  to treat the second-class ore from  mines around Beaverdell.  The partly burned buildings op  Copper street have been torn down,  greatly improving the appearance  of that portion of the city.  H. R. Stevenson, formerly C. P.  R. agent at Midway, is now in the  employ of the Canadian Northern  and located at Humboldt, Saak.  Jas. S. Birnie, t>. D. G. M..  will pay an official visit to Greenwood Masonic lodge this evening  and to Harmony lodge, Grand  Forks, next Wednesday evening,  the 2-ibh inst.  Local writers should not forget  the S25 prize to be given by Mc-  Clung & Goodeve for the best  written article upon the resources  of this district. The competition  closes upon April 10.  A gentleman's glove was found  on Copper street last week. It's  a good glove. As the owner can  possibly have no use for the left-  hand glove���������its mate, he will  kindly bring it to this oflice.  The Hotel Brooklyn in Phoenix  has been thoroughly renovated and  81200 worth of now carpets laid.  James Marshall is up-to-date ii.  everything that pertains to the  comfort of the travoling public.  J. M. Doyle, of Spokane, assistant superintendent of the Spokane Falls and Northern railway,  is in the city. Mr. Doyle is interested in the Wellington camp  properties under bond to the B. C.  Copper Co.  At the I. 0, 0. F. smoker Friday evening a very pleasant evening was spent by all. W. B,  Fleming was chairman, and the  programme consisted of speeches,  and vocal and instrumental music.  Refreshments were served.  Tho "Kerry Gow" was presented in the Auditorium last week.  The performers were fortunate in  that the Irish here aro good nittui-ed  and deoided to laugh.at them. The  company will play in great luck  if they do not run into an Irish  lynching bee some place in the  West.  Peter Boucher, who left Phoenix  three years ago to prospect around  Cobalt, died near there last week  from la grippe, lie was -1(1 yours  old and had only beeu married two  weeks.    It if reported that George  W.  hurl recently  ������200,000.  Saturday last, ,near Cascade, one  of the coaches of the C. P. R. passenger train left the-track on a  trestle. The car tilted and knocked  the -water barrels off -the bridge,  but was prevented from going over  by the coupling, which fortunately  held. Constable Aston'of Midway,  who was taking Cleve Newman to  Nelson, got out of the oar with his  prisoner before the train stooped,  hut in doing so had his hand and  leg badly bruised. -The other passengers were taken out of the car  through the windows by the train  crew. It was a narrow escape for  tbo passeiigei-s, among whom wore  many women and children. Had  ihe car gone over the' trestle tho  drop would havo he������n several  bund rod font and all must have  boon killed. Much credit is duo  Conductor Peek and his brain crow  for tho speed with which th<*v trot,  the women and children out of the  onaob, in some cases having to use  ropes.  Richard Armstrong arrived from  Chicago Friday la*-t. .and states  Mia the is either hero, for a few  weeks or a few years, all depending upon tbo city council and the  property holders. -He is here to  run the tunnel if siti'-factorv arrangements can be made with the  city. There r'-- no doubt the property owners of the city are willing  to go any reasonable, length in  giving substantial assistance, to the  tunnel scheme,, hut they will also  expect Mr. Armstrong to give  "���������ocmr'tv that ho will carry out his  part of the agreement' Practical  mining men believe that the tunnel  is'a good business venture. Mr.  Armstrong has succeeded in interesting capital in it. He is entitled to every consideration consistent with the safeguarding of the  people's interests. Tn return for  a bonus the city will expect Mr.  Armstrong to enter into certain  engagements whereby this money  will be returned to them in wages  of employees.  and one in Anaconda, consequently  the water had to he out off during  repairs.  Bylaws 'A. 4 and 5 of 1009 we're  read three times. Council then  adjourned to meet March 2(>bh.  Ladies'  All kinds,  Oxfords,  all jirices.  Big  Bare!  variety,  ay & Co.  Radium in Cornwall Mines.  "Wo recommend and sell the  Smardon shoe for women, the  Startright shoe for children. Barclay <fc Co.  City Council.  City council met Monday night,  all the members being present with  the exception of Alderman Buck-  less. Minutes of the previous  meeting were read aud adopted.  CO-tfMIiXICATIONS.  From the Canadian Municipal  Journal, asking council  to  renew  Subscription     dis-  subscription  'continued  From F. W. McLaine, re rent of  portion of recreation grounds.  Filed.  From J. E. McAllister, signifying bis approval of the manner in  which the solar system was being  run, therefore was satisfied with  Pacific time.    Filed.  From Greenwood City Writer  Works company, re reduction of  street light rates, Referred to lire  and light committee to report at  next regular meeting.  From Richard Armstrong, on  behalf of the Greenwood-Phoenix  Tram way company, Ltd., as follows :  " I hereby offer and undertake  to construct nn .underground tramway from the City of Greenwood  |)0 the limits of the City of Phoenix,  for carrying of ore, the said tramway to start within the limits of  the City of Greenwood, on or near  tlie Nelson mineral claim.  "In order to carry out the construction of the said tramway, I  would ask and suggest that the  corporation of the City of Greenwood bonus said undertaking to  tho extent-of 850,000 of bonds to  be payable as follows: 815,000  when said tramway iH completed  .'',000 feet from its portal; n further ������15,000 when it is completed  0,000 feet from its portal ; a further 820.000 when it is completed  to a point under the limits of the  City of Phoenix."  The city solicitor was instructed  to draft an agreement in accordance with Mr. Armstrong's letter.  The following petition, signed by  Sidney S. Oppenheimer and (13  others, was read :  The petition of the undersigned  humbly showeth:  .1. That your petitioners are  the owners of' real property within  l-lio limits ef the municipality of  the City of Greenwood of the value  of at least oii-tcuth of the total  value of tho real property in said  municipality, as shown by tho last  revised assessment roll.  2. That your petitioners request  your honorable body to introduce  u bylaw to raise upon the credit of  the corporation of the City of  Greenwood a mini not exceeding  $50,000 to assist in the construction of an underground tramway  to tap ore bodies under, between  or adjacent to the cities of Phoenix  and Greenwood, and carry said oro  to Greonwood.  Water committee reported hav-  The Phoenicians and tho Romans who went to Cornwall for  their tin many cpul-ino** ago could  not gfress that fchov were handling  ore. worth many times its ���������.-.���������wight  in precious metal--. The disused  copper and tin mines have boon  found to, contain depniit'* of pitchblende, from which cm h" extracted  radium worth $5,200 per grain or  thereabout.  The Cornish minors of even half  a century a_n sought for what are  known as simple, ores and threw  aiide. the complex ore<������ as refractory. Tn this way tho.y found  uranium ore and sent it to the  smelter1" as black cooper, only to  have it returned to them as rubbish, and some forty thousand tons  of ore containing*perhaps 10 nor  cent of pitchblende, estimated to  he worth SI.50 a pound has been  found dumped at the head of the  Wheal Trenwith mine uear St.  Ives, How mneh more i-p-mains  underground untouched by the  pick of the miner it- is impossible  to estimate. The Cornish ore is  considered by experts to be richer  than that from Bohemia.  Chemists have concentrated their  attention on the production of Radium from uranium ore, but np to  the. present those researches have  been almost purely for scientific  purpose0, and it is only comparatively recently that the production has been conducted on a  commercial scale. Sir William  Crookes was' one of the first  chemists to extract radium from  pitchblende, on the lines laid down  by Mine. Currie ; that is, first of  all, uranium was extracted, and  from the residue radium was obtained by means of acids after a  great deal of labor.  A new rapid mode of extracting  radium has just been announced  by a young'English chemist whose  process is to separate radium as a  primary product, leaving uranium  as a by-product, instead of the  other way as heretofore. From a  ton of ore containing 20 per cent  pitchblende he secured li pounds  of radium-barium-bhloride. This  would produce 120 milligrammes  or 1.X0 grains of radium chloride,  and the process only takes about  two days against a week by the  present method, with its prolonged  boilings and washings in the treatment of the residues.  It is now hoped that raidium in  the near future will be brought  within the reach of the general  praotictioner, as regards both  quantity and price.  An interesting point is that the  Cornish mine.'* were drained in the  day of their activity to a common  center, from which the water was  pumped, and for this purpose they  were made to communicate in their  lower levels, so that all thus connected are Hooded to a certain  depth. The waters have now been  found to be radioactive, and the  establishment of radium baths is  expected to bring increased prosperity to Cornwall.  The effect of a radium bath is to  create a feeling of exhilaration and  to invigorate the bather, although  the bath itself, which creates a  prickling sensation between the  toes and the fingers and is occasionally attended with other sensations that are not altogether  pleasant, may not appeal to everybody.       _________  Western Float  Q9Q9908960Q&OQM9Q9Q909&  The Prince Rupert board of trade  has entered a protest against the  proposed sale of lots of that city in  Vancouver or Victoria.  The, cannery at TJchneklesat,  owned by the Alberni Packing Co.,  will not be operated this year.  The Barclay Sound Cedar company's mill at New Alberni has resumed operations.  J. Howarth. the Alberni jeweler,  has closed up bib business and gone  to Victoria.  Premier McBride will visit Alberni this month.  Tho Spokane-Orient Power. Co.  has been incorporated with a  capitalization of SI,000,000. The  power will be taken from Boulder  creek falls, three miles from Orient.  The glove contest craze has struck  Ladysmith. The editor of the  Chronicle is not one of the gladiators.  Ladvsmith is to have direct  steamer communication with Victoria.  The semi-annual election of ofli-  cers of Phoenix Miners' union was  held Saturday of last week. Following were elected : President, R.  Silverthorn : vicespresident, J. D.  McLean ; financial secretary, W.  A. Pickard; recording secrefcarj*,  W. X. ' McDonald ; assistant recording secretary, Clifford Adams ;  treasurer, D. W. McKenzie ; warden, L. McKelvie; conductor, J.  P. Cosgrove ; trustees, J. D. McLean, Angus McKinnon, Dan Patterson, D. W. McKenzie, M. McLeod.  A very interesting  and unusual  ceremony took place in St. Mark's  Eanch Sold  The sale of the Coryell ranch,  consisting of something like .100  acres, was consummated last week,  Peter Vergerin and associates making a cash payment and taking  possession of the property. Mr.  Veregin has also purchased 1(H)  acres of mountain land west of the  Nowby ranch. Tho land was  Acquired principally for the purpose of running irrigation ditches  over it to the Coryell ranch. It is  understood that the new owners of  the Coryell ranch have contracted  for all the unsold nursery stock in  tho Riverside nurseries, aud that a  large number of trees will be  planted on the property thin spring.  ���������Grand Forks Sun.  church on Sunday afternoon last,  when the young son of-Mr. and  Mrs. James Kee of the local Chinese colony, received the right of  baptism at the hands of Rev. Gilbert Cook. . The sponsers were  Mayor Archer and Mrs. Gilbert  Conk. The name which the light  and joy of the Kee household will  henceforward bear is James*Bar-  rington. There were a large number on hand to witness the cere-  mony,and little James Barrington  received many nice presents, in  eluding S10 from his godfather,  Mayor Archer.���������Kaslo Kootenaian  Mrs. Walter S. Cook, formerly  of Phoenix, died in California on  the 5th inst.  The machinery for the Broadview creamery, near Molson, is  being installed.  Chesaw ball players will miss  Dill, the popular enthusiast who  has made himself conspicuous with  the Greenwood team for years.���������  Chesaw News.  Chesitw has an Irish orchestra.  How did they manage to choose a  leader?  The head oflice of the East  Kootenay Lumber company ha^  been moved from Cranbrook tn  Jaffray.  Abuil.b'ng boom is expected in  Moyie this season.  J. R. Brown, stipendiary magistrate at Fairview. has been gazetted as presiding genius of tin-  small debtors' purgatory at that  place.  H. G. Lockhart, the alleged embezzler of Fernie relief funds, was  arrested at Moncton, N. B., and is  now back iu Fernie to stand his  trial.  Paul Shodes had his leg broken  through a car jumping the track  in the Coleman mine.  Joe Hoffman of Field was taken  to the asylum last week by Police  Sergeant Terry of Revelstoke.  Victoria is to  have  Those harbingers of  prosperity,  tlie "ham and" prize fighters, have  made   their   first   appearance    in  Prince Rupert.    Last night, before  an audience of about  150  at  the  Dominion   club,   Kid  Sheehan  of  Seattle   and   Tom   Murphy,   who  claims Chicago as the  place of his  nativity,   started   on   a   15-round  route.    Both   fighters showed considerable   class���������about   eighth   or  ninth  claes.    Sheehan   had   some  fifteen   pounds   the   best   of   the -  weights, and used it to  advantage  in   the   break-aways.      The  men  having   been   warned    that    they  must   exteud   themselves to earn  their  easy   money,   started   ac   a  lively   clip.      Knough    haymaker '  swings and  upper-cuts were left lying around loose in the first round  to put  away   a  dozen  champions.  Murphy had a  slight  gain   at (the ���������  end of the first  round, he  having  doue most of  the  leading and bad  succeeded  in   landing   about   ten   '  per cent of his blows.   They fiddled  and clinched from ihn  eil! of-iime  for the second   round.   .Murphy being  thrown   to   tli->   II > >>���������   for   ' hi-  count of nine.   After a fierce rally  iu which   both   contestants  almost  got hurt, Murphy went, fco   the mat  for the  count,   and   found  such a  comfortable spot  in ihe  center of  the   ring   rhac  his  M-i-oud   had   ro  earry him to   his chair.     Afier ascertaining that the  lij-Iit was over  and   he   was   assured  of  receiving  the  loser's  end.   he became again  interested in   the  proceedings.    It  is to be hoped that both men got a "  get-away   stake.   !i������,   jiidg-ng    by  their footwork, they  are   poor pe"-  destrians. ���������Prineo Rupert Empire.  Saved Spokane.  recent   speech,  in  Los  of  In    a  Angeles,   G. II.  Moore, mayor  Spokane, said :  " In the panic of ].S.*3 and ISfM  Spokane was saved from the  sheriff's hands by the sale of the  Lc Roi mine of R-jasland, owned  entirely by Spokane men. The  triii-bfor lui-k .in-uly S">,01)0,000 iu  cash into the city and since then  untold millions have poured into  it from the mines of British Columbia and Idaho."  Thus we see how mining has  saved and built up Spokane. There  are one or two towus in B. C. just  now that require a little of the saying grace. Let us pray for another Le Roi.  Boys' shoes, the kind that wears.  Barclay & Cc.  Time and Development.  There is a species of news that is  based upon opinions of men whose  ideas are considered worth having. '  Among this tipe we often find tbo  words of some prominent ongin.'er  who has gone, into a district,, has  seen, has iuvestrgete.il, and who  knows. This class of mat'er r.ir-  lies with it a certain distinct value,  as it lays before investors who read  it the notions men "who know how  to investigate" carry.  When the early days i>f a-e.i.np  are on. it is either the, put- of rhe  foremost engineers lo keep -tu-ay  from it. or go there and report  purely on what has been demon-  strat-d. As the short time that  ha--passed since the origii al discovery docs nut, permit of very extensive development'���������and v.-ry  little at all at depth���������clitic- roporto  arc contrary and .ire injnn'ou* to  the camp.  It- is (he habit of fa-tern publication-- to gauge a district vi-ry  largely by what tri'iii nf  tiir*  ci iss  Banquet to Borden.  The banquet given in Ottawa by  the Conservative members to K.  L, Borden was a great success,  there being over a hundred present. Mr. Borden's Speech dealt  with the recent campaign and the  hopes for tho future. A feature  was the warning ho addressed to a  prominent railway corporation,  which had been particularly active  during the. campaign. The party  desired no feud and sought no al  lianoe with any groat railway corporation, but id was just as wel-  that the directors of the railway iu  question should 'Understand that  the gauge of battle thus thrown  down might sonro day be picked up.  an evening  Conservative paper, edited by Bill  Blakeinore. One of the features of  the new* paper will'-probably'be,  " Prominent Men I Haven't Met,"'  by the editor.  James CLry, a shipper for the  Columbia River Lumber company  at Golden, dropped dead while nt  work last week. He was 07 vears  old.  J. K. Griffith of Golden was given  a traveling bag and a purse of gold  on the eve of his departure for  South America.  Enderby flour is to be shipped to  Liverpool by way of Vancouver.  It is now believed that trains  will he running into Hedley over  tho V., V. &'KJ. in UM4. and to  the coast in 1067.  Charles Baker and James Mc-  Curdy, two timber cruisers, were  found frozen to death ou the McLeod river, about sixty miles from  Barkerville.  Walker's Weekly is tho latest  worshipper of Joe Nartin. On  closer acquaintance Harry might  perhaps nob fine Joseph a very  adorable.deity. The Biblical Joseph  had an outer garment of many  colors ; our Joe is internally and  infernally many-colored. Ho is  not a "big" man, except in girth.  He was the first to introduce the  "spoils" Bystem into politics in  Canada.  have to siy regarding it. ff they  are rrot favor-ably inrprr.-ised, a distinct and resonant, knock goes forth  which puts a dent in the sympathy  and support of marry who read it-.'  Later-, as the camp progresses,  these came men may again visit it,  and find in the progress'.Much to  be proud of. tin I much to. talk  about. Accordingly, at a timo  when the camp really needs their  good words the least, they arc loud  in their praises. of it. Nevertheless, their opinions are valuable in  so far as they tell of existing conditions.  Camp-making is not based upon  opinions so much as upon .'optimism���������-ou that subtle belief that  development will bring forth mines  and that sticking to the game is  what counts. Human nature  may err in some instances, but-  this belief in tho beneficial effects  of delving for ore deposits .is much  more satisfactory than is the other  kind.  Opinions are, of course, only  worth while as their source is  known, but a strong tendency of  opinion, growing-more'pronounced  as time passes, is worthy of notice.  In Nelson Taylor Bishop runs  the White House Cafe, night and  day, It ia next to the postofiiee,  and there are Turkish Bnthain the  same building.  Maud���������Bub do you -believe in  vaccination?  Bessie��������� Mather. It kept my  sister from playing tho piano nearly  a week.���������Judge.  Tho cheapest, place in the city to  buy Wall Paper, at McRae Bros. THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  Arizona 'Kicker Editor Adds Ons  More Victim to His List.  HAS   TO   SHOOT   A   CALLER.  Visitor First Makes a Tarf-t of Purveyor of News, but Misses Him���������Laid  to Rest In Private Burying Ground.  No Feeling of  Exultation.  [Copyright, IMS, by T. C. McClure.J  _J���������ist Thursday morning we tumbled  out of bud half an hour after the sun  had risen over Bull mountain. Although we had to hunt for twenty  minutes after our collar bulton, we  were nt peace with all iriiinUliul. We  were glad we were alive. Wc fell thai  we wanted to keep on living for ihe  next hundred years. Any critter In the  territory of Arizona could have sportively pulled our nose and we should  not have resented it.  We sat down to a brealcfast consisting mostly or grizzly boar chops and  wildcat ribs, but we underwent no  change of temper.   We were still Iamb-  THE  SANCTUM    DOOR    SWUNG    ItAOK,   AND  Sill. CIIAKLES Sl'OONEK  KNTKliEU.  like as we took our way to the Kicker  oflice and sat down to write an editorial on the annexation of the United  States to Canada.  We felt ,i balminoss Steal over us ns  we wrote.  We had thoughts of raising the salary of our agricultural editor and wondered to ourself if it would spoil his  industrious spirit.  We have kept our horse editor on !?"  a week for the last year in order that  he should not be tempted to commit  matrimony, but we wondered now if  the time hadn't come to raise him a  o'ollar n week and let him become tin-  head of a family.  Mr.   John   Schwartz,   the   druggist,  came in und called us a liar, but our  ���������  balmlness remained.  Mr. Jerry White, the saloouist. dropped in to say that he would riddle our  carcass if we had anything more to  say about him in tho Kicker, but we  o-ily laughed and winked at him.  It seemed as if nothing could trouble us or put us out of temper. It  was one of those days when one looks  around him and realizes that this is a  good old world and doesn't want to  take chances on tlie next.  We were never in better fettle for  writing. We had advanced Dfteen  reasons why It would be a good thing  for Camilla to get hold of this country and were hunting around for the  other fifteen when the sanctum door  swung back and Mr. Charles Spooner  entered. We uoticed that he had a  gun in bis hand and that there were  signs of mental excitement in his face,  but as this is the way with half our  callers we paid no particular attention to him.  Mr. Spooner. It should be explained,  landed In Giveadarn Gulch about three  months ago. lie had watched the  slow but sure approach of that resistless thing called civilization, and  he had bucked against it. He wanted  old times to stay with us and to keep  the new far away. He looked over  the town, thought the soil was fertile and hitched his cayuse to the  nearest post. The late deceased, as  we must now speak of him. didn't lose  any time getting to work. He used  his grins right and left to reduce the  next census, aud he was soon known  ns a riproarer. To do him justice, he  had sand���������lots of sand  Drove Him Out of Town.\  We are secretary of the local vigilance committee. The late deceased  was given a fair show to make his  mark, and thou it became our painful  duty to notify him in writing to light  out and hit higher altitudes. He refused at first to go, but one night,  after standing on a barrel with a  noosed rope around his neck for ten  minutes, he changed his mind. lie  didn't seem to blame anybody In particular at that time, but after getting  away he felt humiliated and laid it all  to us personally. He had now come  for his t revenge, but of course we  could not read his mind.  The late deceased opened the Interview by announcing that If we desired  to kneel In prayer he could spare us  three minutes to ask forgiveness for all  the mean things we had over done In  our lite. We told him that It would  take three weeks to make nrry sort of  a job of It, but he refused to nee the  humor In our remarks, Ue then announced thnt he had come a distance  of a hundred miles to shoot us into the  other land and ordered us to elevate  otrr hands. Up they went. Any editor  In this part of the west who Is worthy  nf the name can talk with his hands-  up as well as down.  We tried to be entertaining to our  caller. We told him two or three good  Jokes and hoped to see him laugh with  us, but he continued to treat tho matter us a serious nffnlr. We had just  started In on the best yarn of nil when  i> called time on us and began bio*--  liig away. Why he didn't gather us to  our fathers and leave tho only good  weekly paper In this country editor-  less is n wonder to us, for ho was only  f-lijut feet away. Even ns the bullets  cat our clothing and whizzed by our  ears  we snld  to ourst'lf that II was  mighty poor shooting for a holy terror  to do.  We hud a distance of six feet to go  and then to pull a gun from its holster,  arid our first shot was fired as Mr.  Spooner fired his last. No second was  needed. He wont down, and he expired while breathing out the words:  "Why didn't I come in and attack  him with a crowbar"/"  Of course it was a case for the coroner, and that official was soon on the  spot and his Jury summoned. Our office devil had seen the last of the  fracas, and the late deceased had  boasted on the street of what he was  going to do. At the end of half an  hour a verdict of justifiable homicide  was rendered and the body removed.  We have had but one policy over'siuce  the Urst man was planted in our private editorial graveyard. We have  always paid all funeral expenses and  taken a carriage at the head of tho  procession. Later on we have erected  tombstones with lamps on top and  decorated tho graves until they were  pleasant and artistic objects to contemplate. 1  Nothing was found on tho body of  thc deceased to show that lie had a  living relative. All that was discovered in his pockets consisted of a .few  shillings in change, a dozen extra cartridges and a poem entitled "Kury Me  'Neath the Willow." This had been cut  from a newspaper, and It looked as if  tho deceased had read It over many  times. It seemed to show that he had  n deep feeling of sentiment way down  in his heart, after all.  Laid Him to Rest.  On Thursday we saw the mistaken  man laid in his last resting place. He  brought the number of mounds in our  graveyard up to nineteen, but there  was no feeling of exultation in our soul  as we looked around.  Some editors would have striven to  turn the affair to their benefit in the  way ot increased subscriptions and advertising, but trot so wlilr us. Wo have  ever kept the two things apart. We  take advertising at regular rates, and  wc remove men who seek to remove  us, and even if it docs occur under the  same roof we keep the accounts separate.  Mr. Spooner had a large and liberal  funeral. There was nothing to mar  the harmony of the occasion, it was  a cloudless day, and his collin cost $25,  to say nothing of the grnvedigging  and the hacks. We also gave the officiating minister a five dollar bill, and  he was pleased to praise our straight  shooting and to observe at the grave  that the deceased would never more  know weariness and pain.  A week hence we shall erect a tombstone over the grave of our mistaken  brother, and next spring the trailing  arbutus will be taught lo trail o'er the  mound covering him in.  Wc don't think he was a bad man at  heart, but was simply mistaken in his  mission here on earth. He thought it  was to remove an Arizona editor, but  it was more likely to have been to run  a sawmill.  We have no word of criticism. One  must take this life as one thinks best.  Mr. Spooner may have decided in his  own mind that tho holy terror business just fitted him. lie might have  made an even greater failure at anything else. We are sorry that we could  not bury him uuder a willow, but that  kind of tree does not flourish here. He  shall have a cot too wood in place of it,  and we shall personally see to it that  it is enriched and watered and made a  thing of beauty ou the landscape.  M.   QUAD.  OF WHAT SHE DIED.  What the Bereaved Customer Told the  j Sympathetic Bartender.  An old German woman became ill  and was tnken by her husband to a  hospital for treatment'." The first day  she was there when her husband  called to inquire about her the doctor  said sho was improving. On the second day he was again told she was  improving, aud on tho third and fourth  days the assurance was the same. This  was very encouraging to the old German, but when he called on the fifth  day he was told that his wife was  dead. In his grief he sought his favorite saloon to drown his sorrow.  "Vat's de matter?" asked the sympathetic bartender, noticing ills customer's despondent condition.  "Ach! My wife iss dead," replied the  German.  "So? Vat did she die of?" asked the  bartender.  "improvements." replied tlie bereaved husband, calling for another glass  of beer.���������Bellman.  His Quandary.  Hewitt���������I hear that you are a happy  father.  Jewett ��������� Well. I don't know yet  whether I am happy or not. I was  insured against the birth of twins,  I and I am not sure whether I can collect under tho policy, seeing that I am  the father of triplets.���������Bohemian Magazine.  Rather Cutting.  J    ^  Hon- Bul (to barber)���������Say, couldn't  you Just run the clipper over your conversation too?  "striking a Balance.  "Why aro women who figure In the  press Items Invariably beautiful?"  "To offset the newspaper cuts, 1 lm-  nglnc."���������Judge.  Superfluous.  Tho architect was explaining the  plans for the proposed new mansion.  "Here," he snld, "will be the Inner  court."  "What's the use of that?" sharply  asked Mr. Struckoyle. "The girls can  do their sparkln' in the front parlor,  same ns their maw and me did."���������Chicago Tribune.  The Family Autocrat.  "The face of that woman who passed  us just now Is very familiar. Where  have I seen her?"  "At my Iiouho probably."  "At your house.  Do you know her?"  "Yes, sire's our cook, but she doesn't  notice me on the street."���������Houston  Post.  The Colonel's Yarn.  The old fighting colonel was reminiscent. -"  "Geese saved Koine," he began as he  lit his black cigar, "and. gentlemen,  nt the battle of Hull Hun my men  were saved by a (lock of chickens flying in front of them. It was the  greatest coup of Ihe battle, sir."  "That's pretty good, colonel," laughed the comedian boarder. "1 suppose  you would call that a chicken coup."���������  Bohemian Magazine.  Curious Woman.  "Henpcck says he lias never belonged to a club of any kind, he is not a  member of any fraternal order, he  does uot use tobacco in any form, he  is a total abstainer from all alcoholic  drinks, aud he has eyes for no woman  save his wife."  "I know it. And yet she doesn't  seem to be absolutely sure that he is  an ideal husband. Curious about woman, isn't it?"���������New York Herald.  Great Ignorance.  Colonel   Fizzletop   was   under   the  painful   necessity  of administering  a  severe castigation  to his son Archie.  After he had completed his labors he  said sternly lo the suffering vicLim:  "Now tell me why I punish you."  "That's   it,"   sobbed   Archie.     "You  nearly pound the life out of me, and  now you  don't  even know  why you  did It."���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  Good Reason Why.  Foreupine���������That's funny.   My mamma never licks mo that way.  Making Sure.  Country Cousin���������Are you sure I am  ln tho right train? Town Relative  (who has had about enough of it)���������  "Well, I have asked seventeen porters'*  and thirty-two passengers, aud they  all say "Yes," so I think you'd better  risk it.���������London Telegraph.  If thou continuest to take delight ln  idle nrgamentation thou rnayest be  qualified to combat with the sophists,  but never know how to love with men  ���������Socrates.  P.n Absentmindsd  Seggar.  Thc Professor��������� My dear madam, this  I.s really a very daiuly rug. I congrat-  ul-it." you upon it���������Illustrated Hits.  NEW STRENGTH  FOR WEAK GIRLS  C(������n be Had Through thc Rich,  Red Blood  Made by Dr.  Williams' Pink* Pills,  There conies a time in the life of  almost every girl when sickness attacks her, The'strain upon her blood  supply if- too great, and there comes  headaches and backaches, loss of appetite, attacks of dizziness and heart  palpitation, and n general tendency  to n decline. The only thing that can  promptly and speedily cure these  troubles is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  This is the only medicine that actually makes new, rich, red blood,  and a plentiful supply of rich blood  is the one thing needed to maintain  the health of growing girls ancl women of mature years. The truth of.  this statement is proved in the case  of Miss Esther K. Sproule, Trueman-  ville, N.S., who says: "At the age  o" sixteen years I left my country  home to attend high school. The  close confinement and long hours of  study nearly broke me down. My  blood supply seemed to he deficient,  and I grew pale and depressed. I was  dizzy nearly all the time, and pimples broke out on my face. 1 was  altogether in a miserable condition  and it seemed impossible for nic to  continue my studies unless I found a  speedy cure. I tried several tonics  prescribed by the doctor, but they  proved useless. My mother urged me  to try Dr. Will'ams' Pink Pills, and  I finally consented to do so. I had  hardly finished the second box before  a change for the better took place,  and the use of a few boxes more fully  restored my health, and I have since  been well and strong. I feel that I  cannot say too much in favor Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills, and I strongly  recommend them to other ailing  girls."  You can get these Pills from any  medicine denier or hy mail at fifty  cents a box or six boxes for $2.50  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.  A QUEER  WOOING.  "They arc coaching him for his ex-  anr'nations."  "No."  "So  T hear."  "Pshaw! They are automohiling  him-"���������Nashville  American.  A Safe Pill for Suffering Women.���������  The secluded life of women which  permits of little healthful exercise, is  a fruitful cause of derangements of  the stomach and liver and is accountable for the pains and lassitude that  so many of them experience. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will correct  irregularities of the digestive organs  and restore health and vigor. The  most delicate woman can use them  with safety, because their action,  while effective is mild and soothing.  Cassidy���������Hello", Casey, how's things  wid ye these days ?  Case}*���������Oh, busy, very busy, in-  dade.  Cassidy���������Ye don't tell me?  Casey���������Aye. Sure iv'ry time I'm  at laysure I hcv sometliTn' to do���������  The Catholic Standard and Times.  Only One "BROMO QUININE"  That is LAXATIVE  BROMO QUIN-  rNB.   Look for thj signature of E. W.  Grove.    Used the world over to Cure  a Cold in One Day.     25c.  Johnnie���������An' yer didn't gotnothin'  but a, knife and a football for Christmas ?  Willie���������Dat's all I got what's any-  good. Dere wuz an overcoat an' hat,  an' a suit of clothes, an' some underwear, an' stockin's, an' gloves, an' a  whole lot of other things like dat; but  dey ain't iro kind ob Chritsmas presents.���������Harper's Weekly.  Minard's  Liniment  Co.,   Limited.  Gentlemen,���������Last winter I received  great benefit from the use of MINARD'S LINIMENT in a severe attack  of La Grippe, and I have frequently  proved it to be very effective "n cases  of Inflammation.  Wifey (in a hurry)���������Oh, bother !  Pins get away in the most mysterious manner.  Hub���������My clear, one has to be sharp  to match a pin. The reason they get  away is because they are pointed one  way and headed another. ��������� Boston  Transcript.  Whistler's  Offhand   Wedding  and   the  Bride's Scant Trousseau,  Labouchere's claim that he brought,  about the marriage of Whistler Is thus  recorded in the' "Life of Whistler:"  I believe I am responsible for Whistler's marriage to the widow of Mr.  Godwin, the architect. She was a re-,  markably ,pretty woman and very  agreeable,,and both sho and he were  thorough bohemlans. I was dining  with them and some others one evening at Earl's Court. They were obviously greatly attracted to each other, and in a vague sort of way they  thought of marrying. So I took the  matter in hand to bring things to a  practical point.  "Jininiy," I said, "will you marry  Mrs. Godwin?"  "Certainly," he replied.  "Mrs. Godwin," I said, "will yon  marry Jimmy?'"  "Certainly," she replied.  "When?" I asked."  "Oh, some day," said Whistler.  "That won't do," I said. "We must  have a date."  So they both agreed that I should  choose the day, what church to come  to for the ceremony, provide the clergyman and give the bride a'wny. I  fixed an early date and got the then  chaplain of the house of commons,  the Rev. Mr. By rig,' to perform the  ceremony.  It took place a few days later.  After the ceremony was over we adjourned to Whistler's studio, where  we had prepared a banquet. The banquet was on the table, but thero were  no chairs. So we sat on packing cases.  Tho happy pair when I left lind not  quite decided whether they would go  that evening to Paris or remain In the  studio.  How unpractical they ��������� were was  shown when I happened to meet tho  bride tlie day before the marriage in  the street.  "Don't forget tomorrow," I said.  "No," she replied; "1 am just going  to got my trousseau."  "A little late for that, is It not?" I  asked.  "No," she answered, "for I am only  going to buy a new toothbrush and a  new sponge, as one ought to have new  vines when one marries."  DON'T FIGHT THE WEATHER.  Try the Plan of Being on Friendly  Terms With It.  What a great misfortune this Is, the  habit of considering the weather���������of  thinking that wc must consider the  weather! It is largely due, is it not, to  clothes? No mention is made of rain  in the garden of Eden, but we must  not therefore contend that rain wa3  disagreeable and omitted. We must  recollect that Adam and Eve did not  need to consider rain. Furthermore,  In blessed Ignorance they did not know  that it was anything to be considered.  To mind the rain no more than the  May sunshine, but to plunge into it  and let the drops pelt as they will, to  accept snow without a thought of discomfort, but, rather, to enjoy the  thronging presence of it; to pursue  one's daily stint regardless of whether  the sky be dun or blue���������this is a state  which wo, especially of the cities, long,  long have lost.  We regain it, some of us, In the wilderness camp, where we hunt or fish  if the day bo dark or if the day be  bright, and where we find that the  dash of the soft rain on 'one's face is  not death, after all; that wetness and  dryness are merely relative terms.  All tho centuries of fussing and fuming with the weather have not affected  the weather one particle. It still rains  and snows and sleets and blows, just  as dictated by circumstances. Therefore, what's the use? Are your puny  diatribes or mine of any greater potency than those of others gone before? Evidently not. Accordingly try  the plan of being friendly with the  weather, of agreeing with it instead of  fighting it, and, 'pon my word, presently it will be agreeing with you.���������  E.���������'-���������. Sabin in Lippincott's.  The Brakeman's Advice.  Down In Maine Is a town called  Burnhain, situated on a small branch  railroad that Joins the main line at  Burnhain Junction, One day as the  train approached the latter place the  brakernnn entered the car arid In his  usual stentorian tones went through  Ids regular rigmarole when a station  and junction are reached.  "Burnham Junction!" he shouted.  "Burnham Junction I Change cars for  Burnham! Leave no articles In the  enr! Burn'ma, BurB'tun!" ���������Lippincott's.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  aire   my  coughs   and   colds."  Never give painted toys to very  young children. They are a source  of great danger, as it is difficult to  prevent children from putting them  to their mouths, more particularly  at teething time. Tin toys are also  better banished from the nursery, as  many a nasty cut is caused hy a fall  on the sharp edges of a tin' toy badly  made.  "Shall I see your father?*'  "Oh, no," snld tho politician's dringb  ter.   "Necessary to o choice, one."  "TSen I am the groom elect?"  "You aro.   And. Ilarold"-  "l'es, dear."  "I shall expect you to keep some of  these pre-election promltcn you'v* been  making."  Wise Red Men.  William Hanley, a well known Da-  lutli cruiser and timber mini, tells n  good story of Indians and the Importance of personal publicity to a redskin. Ilnnley was In charge of a big  drive on the St. Croix river, nnd In the  vicinity of Taylor's falls n big Jom occurred, Among the drivers were half  a dozen Indians. They were good men  on the river and held up their, end  with tiro white men. One day while  Inspecting the Jam Hanley passed tiro  elx Indiana. In a spirit of good nature  ho hulled the Indians and snld:  "Break that Jam, boys, nnd I'll put  your names In the paper,"  "Ugh!" responded one after a pause.  "Six Indiana dead In paper, but wo no  boo It."���������Duluth Nk-WH-Ti-II-iinc.  Minard's   Liniment  Cures   Distemper.  "Ha!" said the Terrible Turk os,  he rode up to the safest place in the  camp while the battle with the fierce  Bulgars was going on, "is tho army  in fighting condition?"  "I may sav, your highness," said  his general, discreetly, "it is in good  running order."���������Baltimore American.  Kinnikinic.  "We ran out of tobacco while fishing  in the Canadian wilds," said a clubman. "Our guides put us on to kinnikinic, and we smoked that for ten  days.   It wasn't bad.  "Kinnikinic is the inner bark of the  red willow. You dry it, then you cut  It up. It really tastes like tobacco.  The Indians always use it when they  can't get the real thing, and I understand that there are certain brands of  Canadian tobacco that are flavored  with kinnikinic."  Emperor William's Appetite.  The Emperor, William I., was a fine  looking man notwithstanding his age,  nnd he had that old world manner  which is as attractive as it is rare.  He was full of gayety and chaffed  some of the young people present. It  was a mystery to me how he survived what ho ate nnd drrnk, although  he was doing a cure. He began with  poached eggs ������!���������'' went on to potted  meats and vnr-,-^; strange German  dishes, added ni'-riy cups of strong  tea, and ended with strawberries, ices  and sweet, tepid champagne. Wo  talked banalities. It was not very exciting.���������Lady Randolph Churchill's  Reminiscences.  Another Philanthropist.  "Why don't you abolish straps and  high steps on your street car lines?"  "My friend," answered Mr. Dustln  Stax Impressively, "scientists tell us  that unless we take more exercise we  . vylll become mere creatures of brain,  "with neither.arms.nor legs. I'm trying to stand.between humanity and an  awful fate!"���������Washington Star.  m  W.   N.   U.   No.   724.  The Register of the Voice.  The register of the voice is sometimes confounded with the range.  There are two registers to the voice,  whatever its quality. These are termed the register of thc chest and the  register of the head. The chest notes  are given in full, even tones and  with the natural voice. The tones  may be either open or closed. They  arc given from tho chest and the back  of the nose. Head tones como from  the bridge of the nose and if untrain-  3d arc apt to devolop an unpleasant  ���������hrilliios. In n trained voice it is  Impossible lo dc'tect where tho cheat  register ends.  Keen on >the Main Chance.  He was gazing with dreamy eyes  Into thc distance.  "Ah, my darling," he murmured,  "what matters it that sorrow nncl  trouble must of necessity bo lurking  In the unknown future? While I am  with you I think of naught but tho  present���������-the beautiful, superb present."   '  "So do I, dearest," she replied,  "but you'll tako me with you when  you buy it, won't you? Men havo  such queer tastes in rings."  my  Strictly Feminine.  "Yes,   1   always   let   papa   buy  hats."  "13 his taste so good?"  "It isn't a matter of taste. Papa  always buys hats that aro too expensive, and then 1 change'them and get  the, difference." ��������� Cleveland Plain  Dealer.'  Embarrassing.  Good anecdotes of Saphir, the groat  German humorist and editor, aro told *  in'Berlin. A young couple,-newlv engaged, were favored with a letter of  introduction to Saphir, which they  duly presented. Now; the gentleman  was notorious for his effeminate habits ancl ways, and his appearance at  once struck the eye of thc observant  iournalist, who had heard about him.  He received tho pair with emprcsse-  ment, insisted .upon their, being seated in his most comfortable easy  chairs, assured them how pleased he  was to hear of their engagement ancl  wound up with. "Now, pray, you  must, you really must, tell me which  of you is to be the bride."  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  Hurt-heir  Reporter���������But why did the  rises aird the Boggses end  fued?  Native���������Well, Ah reckon you don t  The difficulty with most -women lies  in the fact that while they are anxious  about'the health arid welfare of their  family' and loved ones, they rarely  ever pay attention to themselves until Nature says Stop. To prevent this  every woman should take Psychine  regularly. It creates an appetite and  is the greatest of digestants. Psychine is a boon to run-down, tired and  over-worked women, for there is  LIFE IN 'EVERY DOSE. . Mrs. J.  T. Miller, of 63 Notre Dame St., Win-  nipeg, proved this for she says: "I  am thankful for what Psychine has  done for me. I was laid up with  weakness. Oh. how I suffered. My  appetite was very poor and my stomach was greatly disordered.* Today  I am strong and well, for Psychine  has brought me permanent relief. I  feel like a new woman now to what I  did before taking Psychine. I feel tho  vigor of girlhood in my veins once  more."  Psychine regulates and strengthens  the stomach and .is an .infallible remedy for all disorders of the throat.  know what it takes to make a right lung-g and chegt AU druggigts and  good feud. No Harris girl never fell. BtoreSj- 50c. Samples sent on appli-  in love with no Boggs man, ar-.no cation> Dr< T. a. Slocum, Limited,  Boggs girl never fell in love with no  Toronto_    psychine  drives  away La  Harris man. There wasn't nothin  happened to keep up no interest in  things, so th' fued jest nacth'ly died.  ���������Cleveland Leader.  A Powerful Medicine.��������� The healing properties in six essential oils are  concentrated in every bottle of Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil, forming one of  the most beneficial liniments ever  offered to the use of man.- Thousands  can testify as to its power in allaying  pain, and" many thousands more can  certify that they owe their health  to it. Its wonderful power is expressed by its cheapness.  Grippe I ���������  "He has everything to make a woman happy."  "On the contrary, he has nothing  but whealth."  "Dear ine! What more can a woman ask of her husband than that  he have wealth?"  " That he have brains, beauty,  bravery." /  "But "  "Or, failing these, heart disease."���������  Life.  Beresford is a Vegetarian.  People who believe that all animals should be left to die a natural  death, and buried without having  their bones picked, are caling attention to, the sturdiness of Admiral  Lord Charles Beresford, and the faci  that for some years he has steadfastly adhered to a vegetarian diet.  Not only does Lord Charles refuse to  eat meat, but for a long time he has  held the theory that man is better  without wine or spirits of any kind.  In fact, his convictions on this point  are so strong that the doctors who  attended him during his recent illness had the greatest difficulty in  persuading him that stimulants were  necessary for his full recovery.  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  Clergymen Are Scarce.  The reluctance of men to take holy  orders in the Church of England,  which is so noticeable a feature at  the present timo, is a matter of more  than ecclesiastical interest, [t affects*  not only the existing clergy, as als-i  the laity alone, but the nation as a  whole.���������Nineteenth Century.  A Pill "That Lightens Life.���������To the  man who is a victim of indigestion  the transaction of business becomes  an added misery. He cannot concentrate his mind ' upon his tasks and  loss ancl vexation attend him. To  such a man Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills offer relief. A course of treatment, . according to directions, will  sonvinco him of their great excellence.  They are confidently recommended  because they will do all that is claim-  id for them.  "What is the object of your so-  -jietv?" " ���������-...-  "You wish the truth?"  "Why, yes."  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This truth is  trite, but not trivial. ,  Every man should guard his health as his most valuable possession.   The more so because health is easier to retain than regain.  Keep your grip on health bv rcguiar exercise, reasonable care  in eating and requisite sleep, fake Bcccham's Pills occasionally,  to tone the stomach and keep the liver and bowels in good working  order.   And don't worry.  Observe these simple rules and you will agree that thc one who  gets thc most from life is  The Man Who Uses  Prepared only by the Proprietor, Tbomaj Dcecbam, St. Melenj, Lancashire, Bag.  5old everywhere In Canada and U. 3, America.   In boxee ag cent*.  wmmmmmmesamm THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  M  The Battle  for Health  EVERY   DAY   QUESTION,     "HOW  -     ARE   YOU  T6.&AY?"    KEEP  WEt-L BY TONING SYSTEM  WITH  CHINESE TURKESTAN.  How to keep well.  This is the problem Dr. A. W.  Chase's Nerve-Food has helped many  ���������thousands of people to solve by reason of their extraordinary blood forming and system building qualities.  The only sure foundation for health  'is rich, red blood and a vigorous ner-  , vous -system. ,,  Both of these result from the use of  Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Food. Even  though you know of this'great res-  -torativo as a cure for nervous' exhaustion, prostration and paralysis,  you may have overlooked ���������it a.s a  tonic to 'build up the system when it  gets run down and you feel weak and  miserable.  Mr. W.-n. Graham,/ Atwood, Ont.,  writes:  "My wife -has been ill for some  time with nervous prostration, and we  had two of the host doctors we could  get but neither of them did her any  good. She ��������� gradually became worse  and worse, could not sleep and lost  energy and interest in life. She was  almost giving up in ��������� despair when a  friend advised a trial of Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food..  "From the first box of this preparation my wife used we noticed an im-  . provement and after using six boxes  she is completely cured and as .well  as she ever was, - eats well, sleeps  well, and- feels fully restored. I cannot say too -much in praise of this  valuable "medicine and am' satisfied  that my wife owes her life to the use  ' oi Dr. Chase's Nerve Food."  This,cure is certified to by Mr. C.  - H. McFarlane, druggist, Atwood, Ont.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food will help  you fight "the battle of keeping well."  The genuine bears the portrait and  signature of A. W. Chase,' M. D. 50  cents a box at all dealers or Edman-  son, Bates & Co. 0  "My grandfather," said thc new  (neighbor, who was making a duty  .call, "was a great portrait painter.  With one stroke of his brush he  .could change a smiling face into a  ���������ad one.  "Huh!" exclaimed small Johnny,  who happened to bo in the parlor.  ���������"Our teacher can do that."���������Chicago  News.  Repeat  St:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coup-hs   and   colds."  THE SUMMER GIRL IN WINTER  My heart It starts a-slnklng when ln winter I sit thinking  Of beaus I had last summer by the sea.  And it really does appall me-when I foolishly recall the  False promises and threats they made  to me.  Tom, with both his arms about me, said  that he would die without me.  <The papers have not stated that he's  dead.)  Jack would say,  "too   ownest daisy,  I'll  wed you or I'll go .-ffazy."  (He doesn't act a bit out of his head.)  George  would  prate,   "I'll  i:e'or  forsake  thee, and where I go I'll take thee."  (I  guess  he's   lost  the  number of  my  flat.)  Said Sinclair,   "If you   would  leave me,  I'd sure get sick, believe me."  (Ue's'had no doctor; I am sure of that.)  Bo my little list I go through���������same old  story with each beau who  Mado ruthless threats and promises to  me.  All the while I sit home lonely, and my  one wish is If only  All year could be a summer by the sea.  ���������New York Herald.  Pushed to It.  Miss Gotrox���������The count was awfully  embarrassed when he proposed to me.  Miss Poorman���������Yes. poor fellow. Ele  probably proposed because lie couldn't  afford to do otherwise.���������Houston Post.  Just a Bit.  His friend���������I hear that you are a  head of the company.  Guilty Director (nbsentmlndedly)���������  Ah, yes; about $100,000.���������Harvard  Lampoon. ,-  "The physician attending me prescribed, on my  rallying from an attack of  rheumatism, your Scoffs  Emulsion, which I have  been taking every winter  since. I find it most valuable in strengthening and  building up one after a  severe illness. I have not  had rheumatism since the  time mentioned above and  I owe it to your most valuable Emulsion. It is my  life now, and makes me  strong and healthy."���������R.  PICARD, Grand Ligne,  Quebec.  For two hundred years before Scott's Emulsion came  Cod Liver Oil was used for  rheumatism.  is modernized Cod Liver  Oil; the purest and best oil  partly predigested, made  palatable and suitable for the  most delicate child or invalid.  It enriches the blood, tones  up the entire system, and  drives out rheumatism.  AIA DRUOGI8T8  Lot m lend yon a copy of Mr. Hoard's  letter mid otlior llter&turo on tho ������ub.  loot. A rout Card, mentioning this paper,  li niffleloui.  SCOTT A BOWNE  120 Wellington St ��������� W.        Toronto  A  Province That Is Over Two Thou*  sand Years'Old. _ ���������, , ,  'Over 2,000 years ago China, the  kieun of nations, spread.her cone-uiests  Ear westward to the ssa of Aral, ��������� the  so-called lake of Cathay. Hordes of  barbarians soon drove her back a  thousand miles, but she was able to  maintain .her authority to the east  and south of the Tianshan, or Celestial mountains. With them'as a' bulwark, "she organized the new province  ���������commonly known as Chinese Turkestan���������which comprises tlie great Lob  or Tarim basin, together with the  more northern regions of Turfan, 300  feet bolow.' sea level, the fertile vale  of Lli and the waste plains and mountains of Dzungaria.  Time and again the Chinese rule  in Hsinkiang has been pverthrown,  sometimes for' centuries and sometimes for only a score of years, and  time and aguin China has reconquered tho province. With'each conquest  Chinese officials and merchants have  poured in. They have taken to themselves wives of the Aryan inhabitants.  They have built government -houses,  forts and towns���������largely of mud���������and  they have entirely dominated the mild-  Chanto natives. Then, when foreign  invasion has driven them out, they  have disappeared, . and Hsinkiang.  lapsing into its ancient apathy, haf  become as though tho Chinese werf  not nor'ever had been; hence to-day  in spite of 2,000 years of intermittent  Chinese rule, Turkestan is still the  "new province." It is related to China much as Utah and Arizona were  to the rest of the United States before  the days of railroads. It resembles  those states in other ways also, especially in' climate and topography, although in every respect its extremes  arq far greater than theirs.  Cut off from China by 300 or 400  miles of the most rigorous desert and  from the rest of mankind by the  greatest of mountains, this old new  province has pursued the tenor of  its way almost-uninfluenced by the  world at large." .During the two millenniums since the corning of the Chinese the people of Hsinkiang have  b'>en converted from pr.ganisln to  Buddhism and then to Mohammedanism. They have been conquered by  Uighurs, Tartars and- Tibetans. A  new language, Turki, has b2en imposed upon them, and they have suffered  from-famine, war and pestilence and  their attendant ravr.gcs. Yet the char-  act-T 'of the poowlo appears to have  changed but littK The accounts of  ���������-.ncisnt Chinese pilgrims to India and  the evidences found in ruins indicate  th-\t tho life of the past was not unlike that of to-day. The original  Aryan stock still romr-.ins dominant,  though more or less mixed with hall,  a dozen othor races.  A Chameleon Caterpillar.  A Melbourne correspondent of the  Standard of Empire states that an  extraordinary amount of devastation  is being' accomplished in the wheat  area between.Horsham, in Victoria,  and the borders of South Australia,  by a grub of the caterpillar species  about an inch and a half long. The  grub, which attacks the wheat at the  top of the plant, and works its way  right down to where the stem  emerges from the round, has the  faculty of changing its color from  green or yellow to the hue of the  earth, and" on the approach of a human being the grubs, warned apparently by the vibration of the earth,  at once fall from thc plant which  they mav be attacking, and burrow  in thc earth. The pest only appears  to be able to live in the loose ground,  and so far has only attacked the late-  sown crops, which are more tender  than the early ones. Farmers are  hoping for another .heavy downpour  of rain, as that seems to be the most  effectual means of' eradicating the  pest. The ibis is exceptionally numerous in the district this year, and  very large flocks of these birds can  be seen stalking through the paddocks bnsily encaged in pickine; up  grubs. One farmer has a mob of  sheep grazing on a road in order to  prevent the pest from crossing from  one paddock to another.  A Valuable Stuffed Giraffe.  Few tourists who visit the Smithsonian institution at Washington and  gaze .on the mounted giraffe therein  exhibited, which at the time of his  death was known to be the second  largest sized beast of its kind in captivity, would ever guess that the specimen contains the most costly "in-  sides" that could be imagined.  This is owing to the fact that the  paper mr.che used in the construction of the mounted specimen is. simply the ground up pulp of thousands  of one dollar, two dollar, five dollar,  ten dollar and twenty dollar bills furnished the institution by the bureau  of engraving and printing, where the  worn bills redeemed by the Treasury  Department are macerated. It is estimated that old money,to the amount  of $200,000 was employed to make the  pulp which went to fill the dead giraffe.  ' ���������  Never Again.  It was a pitiful mistake, an error  sad and grim. I waited for the railway train. The light was low and  dim. It came at last, and from a car  there stepped a dainty dame, and,  looking up and down the place, sin-  straight unto mo came. "Oh, Jack!"  she cried, "oh, dear old Jack!" and  kissed me as she spoke, then looked  again and, fnghtem'd, cried, "Oh  what a bad mistake!" I said, "Forgive me, maiden fair, for I, am not  vour Jack, and as rerrards the kiss  you gave, I'll straightway give it  back." And since that night I've  often stood upon that platform dim,  but only once in a mnn's^ whole life  do such things come to him.  THE ALASKA RAVEN.  *\ Scavenger That  Is Highly Esteemed by the Nativas.  In Alaska th'e raven is-, highly e3-.  teemed, and the natives regard it as  a very unfortunate event should 6ne  be killed.  ,Irr Unalaska ravens fly around the  beach and village unmolested, arid'  were it not for their scavenger- work J  the fish offaJ that lies around th'e-  shore arid houses would soon engen-'  der disease.  The Alaska raven is a fine' looking  bird, as large as a turkey and ujjuii  closer acquaintance a real handsome  fellow." His coat is indeed black,"  but of a black glossier and more rich  than ^silk arid softer than velvet,  while in a'1 semi-shade the feathers  are tinged with that peculiar color  so often seen on well preserved blue  black bronze.  It is very funny to see these birds  holding, as it wore, a conclave. Ten  or a dozen alight on the ground and  walk to the meeting place with a  stately, erect step, their every movement cool- and assured.  Then an old bird stops gravely into  tho middle, and the meeting begins  with a series of guttural and' harsh  croaks, which gradually swell in  volume until the entire lot of birds  have joined in the debate. -  Along comes a dog, and ��������� for him  they scatter, resuming their position  when ho passes, until the meeting  again terminates, and they fly off "to  ���������the beach and hills.  If you examine the bills of these  ravens the peculiar construction is  remarkable. They are a combination of a chisel, scissors, dagger and  gimlet.  The bill forms an important factor  in the raven's existence, for he has  to dig on the beach for clams, bore  the hard shell by repeated chipping,  and again in pure mischief he will  tear and -break" anything that his  bright and unerring eye lights upon.  Just as soon as the bright sunlight  appears the ravens leave, their roosting places on the hilltops for the  beach line, and over t'-e village and  shores of the bay they fly and wander  until sundown invites them to rest.  The raven is a fine flier. On the"  wing his movements are well under  command. With strong, decided  beats he winnows the air fast or slow,  never seeming in a hurry. But if  occasion requires the raven can travel  at express speed, and when he sees  another bird feasting on some delicate  morsal of offal, down ho comes from  midair with his discordant caw,  ready to share or steal the prize.  The same characteristics are visible all alone the southern coast of  Alaska and Sitka. The natives from  Yahutat bay through the network of  islands as far as British Columbia  have an ancient legend that the raven  was the bird that brought light from  darkness when the world was created.  On this account they venerate it,  and the totem of a raven is regarded as denoting the most illustrious  descended family.  The raven does not appear to migrate, as the residents all over that  portion of Alaska where the birds  are found state that they remain  throughout the winter.  A SCIENTIFIC WONDER.  Ihe Secret of a Famous Healing Balm.  The re-discovery of a secret that has  lain.hidden in the dust of 20 centuries  is an event full of fascinating interest, and the story of Zam-Buk, the  world-famed first-aid and 'skin-cure  will -always enlist attention. Zam-  Buk is the -virtual descendant of  those wonderful and mysterious herbal balms ' by the use of which the  manly athletes of Ancient Greece and  the stalwart gladiators of Rome ensured the healthiness ancl ready-healing of their skin.  Many are the "attempts that were  made to produce a perfect. balm for  the skin, but only, in Zam-Buk has  the ideal .been��������� realized. Since its  discovery Zam-Buk- has been welcomed in mansion and cottage, and the  people of two hemispheres realised  that they "have. been placed in possession of an absolutely unique cure  for skin complaints.  The reasons .for this triumph of  science are simple and few. Taking  a lesson from the Ancients, the proprietors of Zam-Buk first of all wisely  decided that the ideal balm must be  purely heibal and contain not the  slightest trace of rancid animal fats  or poisonous minerals. Thus Zam-  Buk is made solely from rich and  pure' essences obtained from certain  rare medicinal herbs. These juices  and extracts are prepared and refined  by ingenious scientific processes and  then so' skilfully blended that a unique, effective, and;yet perfectly natural preparation for dispelling skin-  disease is secured.  ' Zam-Buk has 'an affinity for the  human skin such as no ordinary [  Dintment or liniment can possibly j  possess. Besides soothing pain and  allaying irritation, it possesses unique  antiseptic and germicidal qualities  which virtually chase' disease germs  out of their hiding places in the skin  tissues;'at the same time it purifies  the pores and invigorates the natural  functions of the skin in a way that  no other preparation  can.  Zam-Buk solves in a perfect manner the problem of always having  handy at home or at one's work an  ever-ready and reliable first-aid for  cuts, burns, scalds, bruises, lacerations, scratches, -etc. Zam-Buk is  without equal for eczema, ulcers,  piles, bad leg, ringworm, scalp sores,  festering . sores, sprains, stiffness,  poisoned wounds of all kinds, face  sores, chafing, chapped hands, cold-  sores, frost-bites, sore feet, diseased  ankles, and all itching, irritation,  and inflammation.  Zam-Buk is a daily need in every  household and is sold by all druggists  and stores at fifty cents a box. Eefuse  harmful and dangerous substitutes  sometimes "pushed" as being "just  as good."  MOHAMMED.  His Vision, of  Heaven and the   Story  of the Mountain.1  Halabl, the founder of Islam, was  bom-at Mecca in the year A. D. 570.  fie died June-S, C32, at the age of sov-  enty:two. He ��������� assumed the titular  inline of Mohammed, which means, according to-some authorities, the "predicted Messiah."    .  One of the most extravagant relations, which can be found in any language Is credited to Moiiaramed.  Speaking of the sights he beheld when  j -'transported to heaven," he says: "I  saw there an angel, the most gigantic  j of all created things. It had 70,000  heads, each head had 70,000 faces, each  face had -70,000 mouths, each mouth  had 70,000 tongues and each tongue  -spoke 70,000 languages. All were em-  (���������loyed In singing God's praises."  When Mohammed first announced  his divinely Inspired and appointed  system * the Arabs demanded supernatural proofs of his commission.  "Moses aud Jesus," said the Arabs,  ���������'wrought' miracles In the testimony  of their divine authority. And if thou  art Indeed a prophet of God do so likewise." -  "It would be tempting God to do so,"  replied Mohammed, "and bring down  his anger, as In the case of Pharaoh.','  As the story is told in Brewer's  "Phrase and Fable," the Arabs were  not satisfied with this answer, and  Mohammed then commanded one of  the numerous eminences near Mecca  to come to him. The mountain not  stirring at Mohammed's bidding, the  prophet exclaimed: "God is merciful!  'Had the mountain obeyed my words it  would have fallen on us to our destruction.  "I will therefore so Jy the mountain."    Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds.'-'  CIVILIZING SAVAGES.  Mr. Balfour Was a Happy Man.  There may or may not be some  truth in the statement of a certain  Tory memb'ar the other day that Mr.  Balfour does not seem to take - his  politics seriously nowadays; but there  is no doubt that the ex-Prime Minister takes his golf very seriously. "You  must be quite an expert player now,  Mr. Balfour," a certain lady remarked  to him a short time ago. "No, madam,  I am still a novice and still learning." In this instance, however, Mr.  Balfour was belittling his skill somewhat, although it is quite true that  he still takes lessons in the science  and intricacies of the game. But when  in form he really plays a powerful  game, and when he does this he is  very pleased with himself, iudging  from the fact that wh--n a caddie ventured to congratulate him recently the  px-Premier was so delighted that he  pressed half a sovereign into the  boy's hand and said: "Here, boy.  nut that in your money-box ancl don't  forget I feel a happy man to-day."  A Clever Dog.  "Ye3, dogs aro undoubtedly sagacious animals," Jones said to his  friends, "but none of your dog stories  will beat this. My friend Johnson  had a most intelligent retriever. One  night Johnson's house cautrht fire.  All was'instant confusion. Old Johnson and his wife flew for the children  and bundled out with them pretty  sharp. Alas! One of the children  had been left behind, but up jumped  the dog, rushed into the house and  soon reappeared with the missing  rrhild, which he deposited on the  lawn. , Every one wns saved, but  Rover dashed through the flames  again. What did the dog want? No  ->ne knew. Presently the noble animal reappeared, scorched and burnt,  -nth���������what do.you think?"  "Give it up," chorused the eager  listeners.  "With the fire policy, wrapped in  i damp towel, gentlemen!"���������London  Scraps.  In  tho Wrong  Pew.  On the plantation tho dairy hands  were accustomed to do the milking  squatting rown in a prim'tive fashion  until the owner introduced milking  stools along with other modern improvements.  The boy who first sallied forth  with the stool returned bruised and  battered and with an empty pail.  "I done my best, sah," he exclaimed. "Dat stool looked all right  to me, but the blamed cow she won't  sit on it."���������Remus' Magazine.  Corns and warts disappear when  treated with Holloway's Corn Cure  without leaving a scar.  "See hero!" demanded the indignant subscriber, "this obituary notice is all wrong.   I'm not dead!"  "If the Herald says you're dead,"  sternly replied the editor, "you're  dead. But," he added magnanimously, "if you don't like being dead,  we'll print your birth notice."���������Success Magazine.  "Yes," sighed the genius, "I am  starving to death. My work is unappreciated. I can scarcely make  enough to keep body and soul together."  "Never mind, old chap, cheer up-  Thing3 will come your way in time.  Perhaps on your two hundredth birthday anniversary the people will erect  a monument to you."���������Detroit Free  Press.  A Philadelphia woman, whose given  name is Mary, as is also the name of  her daughter, had recently engaged a  domestic when, to her embarrassment, she discovered that the servant's name, too, was Mary.  Whereupon there ensued a struggle  to induce the applicant to relinquish  her idea that she must be addressed  by her Christian name. For some  time she was rigidly uncompromising.  "Under the circumstances," said  the lady of the house, "there is  nothing to do but to follow the English custom and call you by your  last name-   By the way, what is it?"  "Well, mum," answered the girl,  dubiously, it's 'Darling.'"���������Harper's  Weekly.  Britain's -Work   In  Africa   Is  Having  Most Satisfactory Results.  A White-paper published by the  British Government a few days ago,  gives an interesting account of the  splendid progress of peaceful penetration in the provinces of Southern  Nigeria.  Many of these rich-districts, were  closed only a few .-years ago to all  comers. . The natives vigorously excluded the outer world, ancl gave-  themselves up to barbarous customs:  In the Ibibio couniry of the eastern province incessant intertribal warr*  fare was carried on until quite recently. Slave trading, twin-killing,  human sacrifice and cannibalism were  openly practiced. Vn the Omoduru,  Ahva and Bencle districts a similar  state of affairs prevailed.  Without bloodshed, or even military  measures, the country has been civilized and developed. In the majority of  the districts offenses against human  life are rare, and old customs, such  as witchcraft ancl trial by ordeal, are  boimr dropped. Even in the most uncivilized tracts the-natives are speedily acquiring an appreciation of the  justice administered through the native courts which have been established.  Altogether, a remarkable transformation has-been brought about in a  short time,~~and great headway has  been made against the evil influence  of the Aros. They have a powerful  hold over the unlives, who are generally afraid to give evidence against  them, ancl they indulge whenever possible in slave dealing. Despite their  power, however, and their persistent  attempts to sprecd evil reports about  the intentions of the Government,  their power is. being steadily undermined, and the work of progress is  going rapidly forward.  LOOKED VERY FOOLISH,  SUFFERED 5 YEARS  V WITHJjEl/MATISM  Unable to. Work for a Year^  ' Cured by Gin Pills.  , I have been troubled with Rheumatism  for 6* years, ono of which I have been unable to do any work whatever. Havo  spent much money on other remedies until I purchased from my druggist, L. T.  Best, Kingston, one box Gin Pills on his  recommendation. The result was beyond  my expectations. The first box banished all traces of Rheumatism. I now  keep Gin Pills in the house and take ono  occasionally. My sincere thanks are duo  you for your wonderful remedy .which  has done so much for me. -  GEO. VANDEWATER, Kingston, Out.  Friendly letters like the above, reach  us every day. No other remedy has  ever had bo many unsolicited testi- "  monials in so short a time. There can  be no question about it���������Gin Pills do  cure tho Kidneys. 50o. a box���������6 for  $2.50. At dealers or direct- Sample  box���������so you can test them���������sent free  if you mention thl3 paper.  Dept. N.TJ., National "Drug & Chemical  Qcu, Limtteu, Toronto. 121  Peevish, pale, restless and sickly  children owe their condition to  worms. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will relieve them and restore health.  HOW'S THIS?  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that  cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh  Cure. F.J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo.O.  We the undersigned, have known  F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and  believe him perfectly honorable in  all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm.  Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood  and mucous surfaces of the system.  Testimonials sent free. Price 75c.  per bottle.   Sold by all Druggists.  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  "Jimmie, your face is dirty again  this morning," said the teacher-  "What would you say if I camo to  school every day with a dirty face?"  "Huh," grunted Johnny, "I'd be  too perlite to Say anything."��������� The  Critic.  How  New Archbishop  of  York One*  Earned a Sharp Reproof.  Born in 1864, and educated at Glasgow and  Balliol College; Oxford, the  Bishop of Stepney, who recently declined   to   accept   the    bishopric   of  Montreal,   to   which   he   was   unanimously elected  by the Diocesan Synod, studied for the Bar for a time.  But he decided that the Church was  more   to   his   liking.     He   became   a  curate in Leeds in 1890; six years lat-,  er he was inducted Vicar of Portsea,  and  five  years  later  was  nominated  to be Bishop of Stepney.   Once, when  preaching at Westminster Abbey, he  became  so. engrossed   in   his  sermon  that he closed his eyes to avoid  being distracted by human objects.   After the service one of the  congregation   asked   him   why   he   closed   his  eyes,   adding:   "You  may  think  you  looked   like  a   saint,   but  you  really  looked quite foolish."   Dr. Lang takes  an -vn''-~>istic view of human naturej  and has come across many instances  of    religion   in    unexpected    places.  Some time ago,  he   happened  to be  standing  on   the   platform   of   a   big  railway station,  during  a  busy rush  for excursion trains, when he noticed  one particular porter,  who, although  harassed on  all  sides,   was  so calm,  good-tempered, and courteous.   Going  up to the man, he asked him how he  rr-anaged to keep so collected.   "Why,  sir, you ought to know.   By the Grace  ot God,"  wns the unexpected  reply.  II is said of Dr. Lang, who is a Scotsman, that at the ago of 19, there were  few subjects upon which he was not  able to talk, and  he earned a name  for himself at Oxford  as  a brilliant  orator and vigorous debater.  A Celebrity Anyhow.        I  Some few years back a Yorkshire  vicar had a call from the squire's  coachman, who asked him to christen his son. The vicar, asked tho name-  they proposed to give the child and  the Jehu replied:  "Cicero."  "Cicero-" said the vicar. "Why he  was a great .orator."  "L don't know about horators," replied the coachman, who had happy  memories of having won a bit over  Cicero's Derby, "but he was a great  'oss."���������Tit-Bits.  So popular is Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup as a medicine in the  treatment of colds and coughs or ailments of the throat, due to exposure  to_ draughts, or sudden changes of  , temperature, that druggists and all  dealers in patent medicines keep  supplies on hand to meet the demand.  It is pleasant to take and the use of  it guarantees freedom from throat and  lung diseases.  "When are you busiest?"  "Whenever Jife   -msurance   agents  call."���������Detroit Free Press.  Minard's Liniment cures Garget In  Cows.  "I see that you look out for No. 1  in all your financial and political  transactions."  ( "Yes," answered Mr. Dustin Stax;  "when I studied grammar as a boy  one of the first things I learned waa  that the first person singular should  always' be carefully capitalized." ���������  Washington Star.  PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS  PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to  cure any case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days  or money re'-inded.   50c.  A MESSAGE OF KOPE  TO ALL MOTHER?  Baby's*Own Tablets come as a  message of hope to all worried mothers. There is no other medicine can  equal these Tablets for the cure, of  stomach, bowel and teething troubles.  They make sickly, peevish, crying  children bright and well. Guaranteed  to contain no opiate or poisonous  soothing stuff. Sirs. J. Laroque, Log  Valley, Sask., says:���������"I have found  Baby's Own Tablets a blessing both  to my children and myself. I have  tried them for most of the ills that  come to young children and have  never known them to fail." Sold by  medicine dealers or by mail at) 25  cents a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Stop Screeching.  Sweet Singer���������I asked yon to show  me where I could get something to improve my voice.  Low Comedian���������Well, there Is the  place across the street.  Sweet Singer���������Thai's not a pharmacy.  Why, that's a carriage shop.  Low Comedian���������Sure! That's where  they sell axle grease.���������Detroit Tribune.  Wis3 Tommy.  Tommy was a very sound sleeper  and wouldn't get out of bod earlier  than 10 o'clock, no matter what his  mother said to him. So ono morning she tried coaxing and said to  him:  "You have heard of the little boy  .vho got up at 6 o'clock in the morning and when ho went out he found  i purse of gold?"  /Oh, yes," said Tommy, "but what  rbout the little boy who got up before  him and want out and lost it?"  Always Dublin.  An .Irishman nnd an American were  talking about their own countries  one day when the American said:  "America is the richest country in  tho world to-day."  ���������'Shure." said Pat, "Oireland will  soon be the richest.."  "How's that?" said Ihe American.  "Shure," answered Pat, "isn't the  capital always Dublin?"  Tho Horologleal Revenge.  They were looking over their wedding presents. He pointed to a email  bronze clock. "Seems to me," be snld,  "that I have seen that before."  "You have," she returned serenely.  "You gave It to my first husband and  me for o. wedding present. When wc  divided the things after the divorce ho  kept tho clock, nnd now ho Is sending  It back to lis."  Sharp and Blunt.  Cora���������She has such Iceon perception*.      _ _  I>or������-And such a blunt way of co������. i which It ns tufa as nn Iron rod.  vviuk theta.-t'twk.  Not Like Mother Made.  Little Charles was dining away from  homo, and his hostess noticed with  some concern that he was leaving untouched the first course, which con-  dst>d of chicken soup with macaroni.  "Why, Charles," sho said, "you  didn't taste your soup! Chicken soup  too."  "No, ma'am," he ropli������d. "I didn't  think T'd care for it. Mamma never  ���������ookfl the windpipes."  Dangerous.  "If I exposed my throat ant? lungs  the way you do," complained the father of the beautiful maiden, "I'd be  a dead man inside of three days."  "Of course you would," she sweetly  replied, "although really I don't believe  lynching ought ever to be resorted to  for anything." ��������� Chicago Record-Herald.  A FLOATING ISLAND.  The  G  \joucfh of  Snakes Changed Into Rods.  The Egyptian cobra- Is not unlike Itfl  Asiatic relative except In respect of  the absence of the curious spcctncle-  lllce mark which distinguishes the latter. Although It Is the most poisonous  reptile known to Inhabit northern Africa, It Is the favorite anion;*- the snake  i-hnrmem These conjurers know how  to render this serpent rigidly unconscious by pressing the nape of Its neck  with n finger. This net appears to  throw tho  reptile  Into cntnlepsy,  ln  onsumption  Your doctor will tell you that  fresh air and good food are  the real cures for consumption.  But often the cough is very  | hard. Hence, vfp suggest that  you ask your doctor about  your taking Ayer's Cherry  Pectoral. It controls the tickling, quiets the cough.  W������ pupriah our formula*  ���������     Wo binlili aloohol I  7    from onrmed'olnee  (*> 7*Q     W������ nrire'you to  O oonenlt your  v dootor  One of Ayer's Pills at bedtime will cause  tn increased flow of bile, and produce a  gentle laxative effect the day following.  Formula on each box, Show it to your  doctor. He will understand at a glance.  Dose, ono pill at bedtime.  -m K������d������ t>7 the J, 0.Afit Co., Lowell, utu;���������������  It Was Found Roaming About In fre  South Atlantic.  A United States cruiser out destroying derelicts found its water supply  running" low. The water tanks are  usually filled at Corn Island, but the  ship was too far from it to sail there  without losing precious time, which it  could not afford to do then, as it was  hot on the track of a particularly dangerous derelict, and the chase had led  pretty well down toward the coast of  Honduras. So when a low bank of  purple that might be a cloud or might  bo land was seen low down on the  eastern horizon it was decided to  make for it in the hope that it might  turn out to be a small coral island  yet uncharted.  It proved to be a little island about  three-quarters of a mile around and  a quarter mile wide. In shape it  was long and narrow,, with a thick  growth of vines and bushes reaching  down to the water's very edge. Three  tall cocoanut palms grew in the middle of it. No life of any kind was on  the island, nor was there any water,  though instead of being sandy or  rocky, ns such islands usually are,  the soil wa3 rich, dark and very  moist. After gathering the cocoanuts  thc sailors returned to tho cruiser,  which, oddly enough, seemed much  farther off and considerably more to  the southwest than when they left  her. Then it just dawned on them  that they had boon visiting one of  thc floating islands so often heard  about, but seldom seen, in thc south  Atlantic. Further observation soon  confirmed tho suspicion, ns thc cruiser remained near it long enough to  son the island change its position.  These floating- islands arc parts of  other islands torn nway by hurricanes  or soTim great seismic upheaval. They  drift eboiit for months, moving slowly with tho winds and currents, hold  ���������.bgnther hy the matted roots of trees-  And plants until they either attach  thomsolvcs again to solid land or are  disintegrated arid cnten away by tho  action of tho waves. In some rare  instances thoy gather othor flotsam  of the son to themselves nnd, stranding on a roof, become in timo o now  island.       __ _.���������  Minard's Liniment Oures Colds, etc,  i The Law Against Ju-Ju.  The proclamation provides similar  penalties for the making and using of  ju-ju for illegal purposes and for the  practice and encouragement of ju-ju  worship; and any chief who countenances such trials by ordeal or prohibited ju-ju worship is liable, on conviction, to a fine of $1,000, or to imprisonment for three years. These are  far-reaching provisions, which our vivacious Nigerian correspondent, in  the exercise of his quasi-chieftain  jurisdiction, will do well to avoid.  But probably he is fully aware of the  difficulties of proving a charge of this  sort to conviction, and will consequently continue to extract a little  occasional fun out of his rather unique situation. His opportunities for  diversion in this direction are not  likely to be seriously curtailed in a  hurry, for in the opinion* of most  Europeans who have had opportunities of observing the tenacious hold  which the practices alluded to have  on the native mind, the proclamation  of Sir Percy Girouard is not likely to  prove efficacious for many a year to  come in eradicating the popular belief  in the mysterious powers of witchcraft  and ju-ju.���������Standard of Empire.  All He  Needed.  A boy of twelve years of age, with  an air of melancholy resignation,  went to his teacher in one of the Liverpool schools the other day, and  handed in the following note from his  mother  before  taking  his  seat:  "Dear Sir,���������Please excuse James for  not being present yesterday. He played truant, but you needn't thrash him  for it, as the boy he played truant  with an' him fell out, and he thrashed James an' a man they threw stones  at caught him and thrashed him; an'  the driver of a cart they hung on to  thrashed him; an' the owner of a cat  they chased thrashed him. Then T  thrashed him when he came home,  after which his father thrashed him,  and I had to give him another one  for being impudent to me for telling  father. So you need not thrash him  until next time. He thinks he'd better attend regular in future."  Women at Oxford.  Lord Curzon, chancellor of tho University of Oxford, has now appeared  as a champion of woman. Having  been charged with being an opponent  of higher education for women, ho  protests: "So absurdly untrue is It  that in my scheme of reform for Oxford I am going to propose thati degrees ancl not merely examinations  shall bo open to women on exadtly tho  same basis as to men." Already the  voice of alarm and protest has boen  heard from the conservative uiiiver������  How  Little the   World   Knows.  "Some weeks ago," said Leslie M.  Shaw, former Secretary of the Treasury, "I received a letter addressed  to me as Secretary of Agriculture.  From there it had been sent to-the  Treasury Department, then forwarded to New York, and finally it camo  out to Iowa. I opened it. Inside  was the followin--:  " 'Dear Mr. Shaw���������The Blank Ma-  work as a Cabinet Minister in the  gazine is greatly interested in your  Department of Agriculture, and we  are writing to ask you if you will  send a photograph for us with a  special article of your work in that .-  line.'  "Such is fame,' said Mr. Shaw.���������  Philadelphia Press.  -" S-iWr":  FURS        FURS        FURS  For best prices, ship to the old reliable  N. W. Hide & Fur Co., Minneapolis, Minn.  Breaking His Own  Law.  Wfcsn King Ferdinand of Bulgaria  proclaimed himself czar at Tirnovo recently tho members of his entourage  agreed that any one omitting tho title  of "majesty" in addressing or referring  to him should bo fined 10 francs.   Tbe  ministers heard of this and agreed to  the same system of fines, which, coming to the notice of the prince, was  heartily approved by him.   On the railway journey from Tirnovo, after tho  proclamation, the ministers were continually handing out ten franc pieces.  But Ferdinand himself provided the  climax of the comedy, for just after  rebuking the minister of finance and  fining him "his majesty" referred unthinkingly to the "princess" Instead of  tho   "czarina,"   whereupon   he   wns  promptly called upon to deliver up 10  francs himself In forfeit.  .You Can't Cut Out  A Polite Hint.  By wny of protest to those rcckleea,  paragraphors who are Interesting  themselves In (he edicts of fashion it  enn be stated with a strong emphasis  that no gentleman ever refers to n thin  lady as n slat.���������Cleveland Tlaln Dealer.  A BOG SPAVIN, PUVF or  THOBODGHriy. but      _  ORBINE  will clean theu off porm������nontl_ ind  yon work tlie horao tamo time. Does  not blister orromo-ro tho hair. Will  toll yoa mots if yon write. $3.00 per  *v>Ule at d'lera ordellr'd.Book'Dfroe.  I, ABSORBINB, JR., foi������,m*oklnl.  Si liottle. lleducet Vnrlcmo v'olni,V������r.  Icocoto, Hydrocole, Ruptured Alu������c!ea or Lire  manti, Enlarged Glsndt. Allayi p������ln quickly.  W. F. YOUNG. P.O.F., 137 Monmouth St., Sprinotield. Mast.  LVMiJI, 80*13 i CO., Hoitr.������l, Cuadlu iglnli.  Alto fumhhti 0) Martin Bel* 6 Wynn* Ot, V/lnnlteat  Ihe national Drug A Ghemloal Co, Winnipeg and Oalovg,  tad Uendemn Bnt, 0*. Ltd.. ITa/iouiM*  SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIP FOR SALE  Each scrip entities selection of 320  Acres of HOMESTEAD LANDS, Two  scrips good for 640 Acres.  Buy for yourself.,or for your son.  Inter-Ocean Real Estate Company  24 Alkins  Bldg,  Winnipeg.  KEEP YOUR IGNITION BIGHT  **   fr?* \ Y\ *\ 75'' ������- ������l*G"-">l''>������ Engine ttoublej  QIC** I come (torn poor Ignition.  vxu' I The   "VIM MAQNETO"    ion  away with Itatttnei and c*������  be used on any_ Enrine. II  alwayigivetn good hotqiaik  Fully Guaranteed ��������� Afentt  Wanted.  \. R. William* Machinery Co. Limited, Toronto  t The Kaiser's Gifts.  I   In order to avoid rewarding certain  services  wltb. orders of the  Rod or  Black Eagle the kaiser has adopted the ,'  custom of offering snuffboxes enriched i  with his miniature or that of tho em������ I  proas.���������Paris Figaro.  A 320 Acre Homestead  imn be. taken If you havo a  Soldier's  Warrant  Wo Boll thorn.   For particulars write  First National Realty Co.,  Winnipeg Mon.  W,   N,   U.   No.   724.  mmmmmmmmswm THE     LEDGE,     GREEN WOOD,     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  Itl-'UINA    WATCH KS.  DIAMONDS.  .IKWl'I.KY  A8TER GIFTS  X  AT  A. Logan & jSo's.  SU/VKIlWAliK.  CUT or.ASS.  CHINA  1-i  P)  ���������p  -"������  *&  -2  t_  Ci  o  s  -J)  k-j  i'*  ������50 Reward for the Scalp of the Sou o  a Gun  who Sells Cheaper   than   the  A������        Le  &@SZEEB&ag&&g3m!tBsmSi^&l  I  Livery Stable  "ii Greenwood.    The most durable nnd stylish cutters, sleighs-aud  g cnrringi-h in ilio Houiulary.   Turnouts furnished with or without  |j iliiv-.-iH.    Prompt service day or night.    Draying to any part of |  ������ the city or coiintry.  r  r.  G. BOOKLESS,  PROPRIETOR,  m&-&sm&������szz^j������!m%23ffisz  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, 15 C , aud the price is J: a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United Slates and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $7.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, I', C,  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B. C, MARCH 13, r<p9  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   nnd  that the  editor   would  oi-.ce more like  to  commune, with  your collateral.  No, the smelter has-n't. shut down  you.    2s10 particular hurry.  Tin- man who can not fall asleep  to the music of his wife's tongue i.s  a matrimonial failure.  I       PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.    Order  a case ov bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix = Brewing = Co.  (Limited.)  ���������H The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  ft  n  $  Tun Oeston Review'has lost, the  patronage of one piu-Hon. And si ill  there are people, who say that editors are unlucky.  Tmioi'.v.s are like coyotes after  a jack-rabbit. They hunt in relays  and the one who catches the-victim  fixe.- hi in good and plenty.  Tin-: legislature quit last week  lo enable John Oliver -tu have his  vocal organs repaired. John will  h.-ive .-inoihei- opportunity next,  vear.  3_ess_3ESB_i&__-i  l__i_3_____g__3__E!***"Sa__a  '������  4  ���������i:i  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. Tlie bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  ���������   at any hour, day or night. |||  IcClung &   Goodeve,   Propr's- I  Unequalled for Domestic Use  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO  B. 0.  Jh a  comfortable   home  for  all  who travel to fh.ir city.  COCKLE & PA''WORTH.  *<!>���������  Mainland     ���������  . . . Cigar  Iti smoked in every camp, town,  city and hamlet iu British Columbia.    It is made in Vancouver byj  ��������� I  Win.    Tietjen   aud   Hold   on   the'  road by j  Nat Darling.  i\ronntaineei* and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made bv  1 G. _ft������iin *% go., nelson  HeuimatrketHotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver,   flritish * Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PROPB.  LQWERY'S CLAIM  During the 87 months that Lowcry'a  Claim wan on earth it did busirt(-a>i /ill!  T^E|WO^T HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, Is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  f-e safe.  MaIor>e   &   Trregilfus  LAND ACT-rOHM Ol* NOTICK.  .Slmllkninomi  ever  tho   world.     It   was   tho  mom  iiiilquo, independent ond foarlcBH journal ever prod need in Canada,    Political  .Slmlilcniiionti   r.iimi i>ixr>i>t-ui)itri������t of  and theological enemies piirmied It with Yaio.  the venom of a rattli-snako until the Tako Notion thmKvord \m\\e sicvim of mui  government shut It out of tho mallfl.i wfty,'B;C., occupiitlnn, rorifcnictnr. Intiimlit to  arid its editor cettHiid to publish It, ���������lp,>Iy,, >r,fi*-rm,l',K'c" '" twIniM the .ollowliw  im.tly on ���������������������������.���������count of a 'tossy liver and'! L^t^"ii XV,n!!S,nr'fllniH.*,t a I-0-*'p'-"-1?'-  inrtlvljocJIIfloit takes anile of moriiiv ������ , 'i1.''���������l8-lVlf' "���������' ,n ������ nordiorly ������il-  pHruj uowiim-ii uiKi.aa piiooi money ryef, on from the Hourh c������-t cornnrof J,ol28ic),  u> run a paper thai in outlawed. There1 KoMlu rlvor, Himlll.nmwii (ii'jtrict, tlionwl  an; Htill 23 different editions) of thlH con-j norUi ho olmlim, tliaiutn punt an rlmlnl,, th_u-������  deinmid journal in print. Bond 10 cents '"������"���������*���������' fl������chnin������, tliweo w<nt wc-minsto point  und get one or $2 SO mid get I ho hunch, j }������0��������� ornffcm''*'*' "'"' ''"-"'"-"^ m '"'"w<  IL T. LOWERY, j   Dutod siardJium-iry, Im. I  Gitioun Olid, IJ. C i.\ ran i r.-i n, sn:vr-    '  Anvoni* finding the, member for  Rock Creek in the dbtrict will  kindly hand it over to the local  Liberal association for microf-copic  examination.  Tn������������������*���������{������������������* is more joy among the  people of Kaslo over the baptism  of one Chink, than there is iu the  prosperity resulting from the employment of ninety-nine whites.  Tin-: Liberals must be short of  material for candidates in Alberta  when they have to fall back on tlie  old Ontario gang of ballot-box stuff-  ers and bribers. Duncan "Marshall  i.s the Liberal candidate in Olds.  Lv many  respects Premier Mc-  Bride enjoys the same relative position to his cabinet  that Sir John  A.   Macdonald  did  but  with  the  difference that soino  of  the  members of Macdonald's cabinet  were  practically indispensible to him because of their hold upon the country.     Dick   MeBride  could   drop  every  member of his  cabinet and  replace  them   with  others and it  would make little difference to the  people.    Premier- McBride,   occupying the position which he does in  the public estimation, bears a heavy  responsibility.    His outlook should  be wide and at all times in the interests of  the  proviuce.    He need  nor ever should stoop to the tactics  of small politics or golden calf creed.  His word should be a law and his  promise   inviolable.      His    policy  should  be  big and  cut  to fit the  great needs of  British  Columbia's  future.���������Saturday Sunset.  I.v their agreement with "Richard  Armstrong and associates the men-  bers of the city council should see  that the business interests of the  city are safeguarded. It is a business proposition between Richard  Armstrong on the. one hand arid  all the people of Greenwood on  the other. Mr. Armstrong expects to get returns from the ore  bodies encountered, and the city  from the wages of tiiose employed  in the tunnel. As the .-unuiint  asked as a bonus will be siillicient  to drive oiie-l'ouilli or one-lil'th of  ihe tunnel, it is very important  that the company should enter  into engagements:--.  I. To employ whites.  L\ To work continuously.  .'*. To pay the ruling scale of  wages.  ���������I. In event of disputes between  the company ancl its employees, the  company to appoint one arbitrator,  the employees one, and the city  one. This will, we believe, ensure  justice to both parties,  5. Should active work on the  tunnel be discontinued for sixty  days, tho charter and plant of the  company to become the property  of the city.  _ If the tunnel is a business proposition the company can have no  objections to stipulations along  these lines. If the bonus is asked  to aid in a promotion scheme, the  sooner ib is squelched the better.  was defeated, so was the candidate  that White supported. After the  elpct-ion "Black was sore and wrote  White a lawyer''' letter, demanding a retraction of the word-*,  quoted above, and threatened a  libel suit if they were not retracted.  While retracted in the following  letter, which was printed in pica  type on the front page of his newsr  paper���������  Here Is Where We Eat Crow.  Tn George Black, E������q., Dawson :  DiiAii Sru���������Not Ix-ini! a lawyer, and  therefore not lining able to conduct hi--  own ciiscin court, the editor of tho Star  lu-rehy te.ndiM-s toyou his apology and  retraction of the "offensive, "Liheloin  and Criminal" assertions in "said newspaper" nf tho 15th of January. Owinu  to tliii fact, thai, the ground iH covered  with snow as with a mantle, Biblically  speakinir, you will pleafic excuse the  formality of tiio editor rubbing his nose.  iu thu dust, and will take the statement  ol n willin_nc.SK to do so, wero conditions favorable to the deed. The statements you cliar.-icteri'/.e "Absolutely  fiiHe and without foundation" wen1,  wired-to the Star from Dawson in n telegram sinned " News," and you will accommodate the. editor rf the Star if you  will call at that sc.issoi-8 and-paste em-  pnrirnn aud lick thc Star correspondent. To ensure getlin-f the right man  yiiii had butter tako a punch at Ihe  'whole bunch Anyhow, the editor <>f  Ihe Star apologizes ami retracts aid  hereby ruipienlH bis renders to expunge,  wipe out from the blackboards of their  lliink tanks, the "libelousand criminal"  stareiiicnls .contained in the issue, of  "said newspaper" of the 15th of January Angels could do no more. Ibi-  pe'ntaiitlv but lovinjrly voiirn,  E. J '"WHITE.  Editor Weekly Star.  Subscriptions f.*i a year in advance.  Unwelcome Arrivals.  Toronto Telegram : "About 300  immigrants'from the old land arrived at the Union station this  marning. There was scarcely $K>0  in the, party that remained in Toronto, and one man had $50 of  this.. The .British Welcome League  took charge of about 15 families  and will provide for thorn uniil  they are placed. A few friends  who had been in Canada about ft  year met the party, and when they  informed the strangers that there  was no work here they appeared  very rnrreh disappointed.-One man  with a wife and six children when  told this, wept because he had no  money. ITe came out here he said  because they told him in the <-kl  country that he, would not be in  Canada 24 hours before, he had )-d,s  of work. This man did not have  a dol'ar."  We. reproduce the foregoing for  the benefit of those who think th it  the mission of W. It. Trotter to  the old land is not wan-anted. T -.e  Salvation Army has under prepi-  ration plans to dump S,000 m-i-e  people into just such circumstances as related above. The S'-Jv i-  tion Army warns people against  the dangers of hell. A man i- a  strange country, absolutely penniless and with a wife aud six chil 1-  ren, it seems to us, must consider  that- he is on the verge of that  dreaded land.���������-Fernie Ledger.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a ci--ar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the blue  Pacific.  men 'vile, deceitful, fraudulent,  thieves, intriguers, vagabonds, vicious, false witnesses, etc., and  that riches are the cause of pride,  of ignorance, of treachery, of presumption, of deceit, of vain glory,  of egotism, ehe., and tint I ft is contrary to the good of the coin in unity  that there should be rich and poor.  Men will be rich when they have,  what they really want, anil this  state of things can be easily attained. Labor must be distributed  in such a way that work will not  injure men, hut contribute to make  them better and healthy. --Tboma-  Caoipanolsla, 1012  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B.- C.  One, when Eve ia joyful mirth, v  Perambulated on this earth ,  Sho gazed at Adam's scant array  Of fig-lea vi)."���������two or-.'threo, they say���������  And said, as only women'can, '  "It*H a good thing -clothes don't make  the man," '  Emerson Hough's Echo.  Emerson   Hough, the  author  >f  several popular novels, is very  fond of outdoor life. It takes a  good man to beat him when it  comes to Mli'iir ������ story ar-iimd tin-  cam p lire at, night. While fi-rnp-  iugout. in the Adirondack.-- with a  party of hi-* friends the eonv-rsa-  tion turned upon eeboe-- and how  plainly Ihe-, i-onld be |n>anl, until  silenced by ihe. following stntemeiit  by Mr. Hough : ''Out in the  Rocky mountiiim it take-s right  hours to bear I lie echo of your  voice. When \ camp out, ibere,  and jii~-t In-fore I puil tin- hlankcts  around me for ihe night, I shout  out, -Time to mcI, up!' and���������do  you believe, it? ���������the . eho wakes me  the next morning !"  In Phoenix I). J. Matbeson has  the agency for nearly all the lie.-t  life, lire and accident, insurance  companies. He also insures plate  glass, and if you are looking for insurance drop him a line wilh particulars of what you want.  The UnproJigal Son.  Otto E.   Sch.-iar,   president  of il  waiters, said  parsimonious  club of New York  the other day of a  young man :  He resembles a chap they tell  about in Bucks county.  This chap lived aloi.e with .his  father. On the old man's death  he. would inherit the farm.  Well, finally the old man took  sick. His end drew near. The son  sat up with him a night or two.  expecting him to pass awsry : but  he lingered on.  On the fifth or sixth night the  son, instead of sitting up, put a  lamp, turned very, very low, on a  table by tbe bed, and went off to  bis own room with the. caution :  When you feel that it is sill over  with you, father, don't forget to  blow out the lamp.  - When in Nelson drop into the  White House Cafe, u'ext' to the  postofiice Turki-di and oilier  baths ea.ii be procured' in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all while help,   ;���������  For twenty-seven years W'iili-trii  Culleri Bryan I., Kemp has' been a  student, at, Columbia, iiniv''i'-,ii-v.  and unless he decides to work for  a living be is sentenced for-life to  bo a student,. A quarter of a century ago a rich relalive died, leaving Kemp an annuity of 82,500  with tbe pnrvi ion thar, he might  have, this amount only so long as  he remained a. registered student,  l-'ver -iin.-e then Kemp has been  Irving nor, lo graduate, .ami hoi to  use, up all ihe. 250 courses in the  curriculum before he died. He. is  able now to write half a iloz-n degrees before be. died. Fie is able  now lo write half a dozen degrees  alter bis name anil before- he dies  he -.-ii! probably have a list-of titles  that will resemble the entire alphabet. Some years ago Kemp applied to tlie eoiirli t.n have. ihe..will  so constnieted that he might leave  the university and marry and still  draw bis annuity. This was not  allowed, howev'er, so Kemp has remained unmarried, rind still prefers the, classic halls, of Columbia  to Inking any chances id* making  wealth and fame abroad.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  ���������    A plat-mic friendship is a friend:  ship without, any extras. -  Th" Columbia cigar- is a' large  and free-smoking cigar. Tt is sold  iu all mountain towns and made*-in  Nelson.  General Merchants,-Midway, B. 0.  ��������� Hay and'Grain -always.,'  ' on' hand.'". Sleiff'lls'"and  Wag-ons and Implements  "of all kinds can-ied' in  ' stock. Tho" very best  . u'oorls   at right   prices.  NEIvSON, II. C. "' "-.  wholesale ' ' * -'  - - - dealers in; ..  Produce   and. Provisions  Frank Fletcher-.-'..  J'ltOVJNCIAI.   LAM) 'SuitVEYOlt,  Nelson. B. C.  THE  6i gar .'Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, mid. all other  Smokers' supplies. . Next door  ���������  lo I'acilh- hotel.  JAS. DRUii  AT THK  Hotel = Balmoral  Tn Phoenix the dining room will  please the gastronomically critical,  the beds bring sweet repose, while  the beverages in the bar will ap-  ppai*e any ordinary human thirst.  Miners, muckers, tourists and millionaires alwavs welcome.  J. A. McMASTEK, Proprietor.  School shoes, boys and girls', the  best.    Barclay and Co.  Life Is Worth Living.  (Prince Rupert I'mpiro )  An editor at times gets the best  of a lawyer. Up in tho Yukon  There is an editor at White Horse  named White, and at Dawson there  is a lawyer named IJIack, Black  ran for member of parliament in  Juntiary as the Conservative candidate. White supported a Liberal candidate, and in one issue of  his newspaper printed the words :  ������������������ Black jobs woodchoppera for Guggenheim.--in matter of contracts."  OiiggouhciuiH arc New York Jews  who own prot'.y near everything in  the Yukon worth owning.  JBlack  Blaze 1,800 Feet High.  The greatest oil fire in history is  supposed to have been the lire  which by a conservative estim-re  destroyed more than 5,000,'00  barrels of oil last year iu the .-'an  Ceronimo field near Tamp'co,  Mexico.  The oil stratum was struck n*; a  depth of l.S-10 feet in a 9-inch ca-f-d  well. The torrent of oil bipst  forth and was quickly followed by  a blow-out of gas which opem >! a  big orifice in the ea.th's surfaee,  swallowing np the derrick and 'he  whole drilling outfit, including the  engine and boiler. Tire, gas and  oil were ignited from the (ire under I he boilsr and the great lire  was in this manner started.  It burned for 02 days.    Tbe vortex or crater through which th" oil  poured v.as gradually enlarged until it was inure than oOO feet vide.  A   rim   of   rocks   and   earth   was  formed around   its  outer  edge resembling a  volcano's  crater.    According to (.In; Technical World ihe  bla/.e. extended lo a   height of from  1.400. t������ 1.800 feet and the <.oJ--i.ni  of black smoke rose above  it i>> a  height of   about,   0,000  feet.-  Ou  top of the smoke  rested  a  j-n-at  white cloud  of vapor,   which   ������-as  estimated to extend skyward to an  additional   height of   7,000    b-et.  The blaze could be seen 200 liii'es.  The great   oil   fire   was .extinguished by meaus of sixcentrif gal  pujips which were kept constat,i ly  busy for two weeks throwing mud  and water into the crater.    H avy  discharges of dynamite around ihe  rim of the- orifice alfeo aided in ihe  extinguishing work.  iShurtly ulcer tho flames were put  out the oil burst forth again in  greater volume than ever, and :ts  output was estimated at 150 000  barrels a day. It has been a tblli-  eulfc problem to care for thc oil,  The Mexican government .-i-ut  several hundred soldiers to the  scene to assist the owners of the  well in building earthen reservoirs  for temporary storage of the product. The oil overflowed ihuse  reservoirs and largo quantities  escaped into the San Ceroid mo  river and Lake Tamiahua.  Bargains in:  Toilet Articles,  Perfumes,  Brushes,  Combs,  Leather Goods,  Gentlemen's Purses,  Ladies' Purses,  Rubber Goodsr  Syringes,  Uot Water Bottler-,  Razors, Razor Strops,  These goods must be sold to  make room for new stock before  we move into our new store in the  Wallace-Miller block.  J. L WHITE  Successor to White Bros,  C. S. BAKER  Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited Samples  recefvo "prom-)'-, attention,  r*. o. mix  iaa. gi-rrswood, k. c.  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, I!. C., has a line or uerve  bracers iinsuqwssed in any moiio-  taiu town ot the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura ������iven free with  spirits rnenti.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned,  Pressed  and  Repaired."   Agent* for.  Blaine Bros'  Ordered Clothing.  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.  li.  V.   CIIISITOLM,  PiiopuiBTOK.  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  , B. C.  Get your Seed Grain at  BROWN'S  IN FERRY  Blue Stem Wheat, Seed Oats,  Seed Rye.  Gold, Silver nnd Copper. Kucli fiOo.  "     [O, G, WKST, 530 I-ieluivds St.  VANCOUVEK, _,C.  Pioneer  Hotel..,  GFeentxiood, B. C.  " The oldest hotel iu tho city, and still  under the name management. - Rooms ���������  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  city, and the bar sppplies only tho best  Corner of Greenwood and Government,  streets.  J, W. Kelson  PROCTER &  BLACKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   'SOLICITED.  "When you want a monument or  headstone, write to tho Canadian  M'trble and Granite Works, N'e-1-  Hon, li. C.  oaoo  EHOLT, B. C.  First-class    meals    and   rooms.  Ivailroad men,  miners and   others  will find  a pleasant home at this  hold. The bar contains fragrant  cigars and the most popular beverages of the day.  N. LUSE, PROPRIETOR  I GREENWOOD  AND  Write, giving pi ice, to  F..M. ELKINS S  1200 Hiiro Street, QJ3  ^    Vancouver, fc>, C.   fj)  isas&fSas&/sa'sa2'  Twin Roots oi Evil.  Wo also affirm  that poverty is  the principal eauai  Lakeview =������. Motel  NELSON, H.C.  lea home for Miners,    Rates $1  a day.    All White Help.  nelson,nB. &  OKU.  CWKJ.LS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything-.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  iu Qvevy room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains;  A Regular monthly meetings of  ������������������v/Hf*' Greenwood, lodge No. 28,'A.-F.  /Sf" & A. M., are hold on the first  Thursday in eacii month in Fra-.  ternity hull, Wood block, Government  .street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend. ���������:  -   JAS, S. ISIKNIi". Socrutury,  W.F..E-fe������  wood Minors'  22, W.  _ ,    , --, meets every  Saturday overling in Union Hall, Copper Btreot, Greenwood, at 7:80.  Also in hall at  Mother Lode ri.no  Friday evening") at 7:80.  GEO. HEATHERTON, Secretary.  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a, m., and for Oroville nt 2:U0  p. in. J. Mo\DONI'-M���������  MINI'KAr. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTIOK  Mountain  Uullc Mliiuiiil Oliilui, slUiulii In tliu  Orounwooil MIiiIiih  Dlviiilon of y/iilo DIh-  Irlc!',.    Wlim-o located!   North of  Wnllnco  Mountain, Wwt fi'or'i of K'utllo I'lvor,  TAKE NOTIOK Hint I, Kolioll Wood, l/roe  Miner's k-ortlllouli! No. IW.'HiM, for mymilf, und  an  'iitoiit for Hnrniroj H, I'n-vlcr, Kruu Mlnor'tt  CwtilUuilu No. Ulfjaw, urn! Tlioitmr Curry, I'roo  Mlnor'HCurtllloatoNo. U!i!l078 InUuid.Hlxfy '  from tin! iliiUi linruof   to apply to tho MIhIi'ik  ; ilayn  m Pacific JjoteU;  Ia under tho management of Greig  & Morrison. The..Rooms'; aro Comfortably furnished, and tho bar con-  tairrH the host brairds of wines,  liquors and cigars.  tbe Pacific 0afr...  Is tho best-appointed Restaurant in  the interior of British Columhla.  'I'ho best cooks and mos', attentive  waiters only employed, Open all the  timo.  MKH. QltKia, PltOPKIETBEH8.  itauorilur for a Cortlllwifo of Improvm-nintH, for  tlio -Hir-toMO of.ol)talnlii(,'aCi-ow-a Ornnttof'tha  nliovo claim.  Anil fiii'tlmr tako notlco that aCtUai, iiinlor  s-'kitlon hi, must Im (���������(wiinont-u'l Iwforo Bwkisu-  nnco of micli Curtlllcatu of Imiirovci-imitH,  Dalwl tlito 10th day of Kabriuiry, A. U. jmm,  onuff.n-p vunni  era  The Hotel Slocan  Hirei! Korkfl, 15.C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a' specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Prnn  '.-"-test.'

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