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Array ���������'-'���������'..AWJ'rtMV   ���������  ./jiA^Vi;,'  ii.frv.-.;,f-j','   .  Vol.   XVI. .  jp*-^  ^ Legislative ^^. '  1 -:';���������* V'V;**-';'^  GEEENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, MARGE 31, 1910.  i --,. j.  No. 38  ;"   ���������   -/   GREENWOOD, B.C. \     -  '���������"'''���������'      ' .     >���������>  My Stock of Dry Good's, Ladies' , Hats,' ,Corsets,  ���������Dress���������'Goods, ��������� Ginghams, Calicos, and Fancy Goods  'of all kinds have just arrived and-.  Stock������������������'���������'&  mMummmiBmi������&JHu^^  "'������������������aS'^SSSHCSR  ra������*l  Shoes. Shoes  Just arrived, our spring stock of  .the famous Geo. A. Slater Invictus  Shoes.    For   comfort,   style   and  wear these shoes cannot be beaten.  'Drop in and have a look ot them���������  they speak for themselves.  '    We   also   carry   the   Beiesford  Shoe; McKeeu's Great West Shoe;  ��������� Williams'  Boys,  Smeltermen and  Miners' Boots ; The Amos Ilolden  Sraeltermen's Boots ; and Lcckie's  Famous Miners' Boots.  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.  Hardware.'     Groceries.       Furnishings.    Crockery.  mi?  We have just received a shipment of Clocks bf]  the very,-newest designs in Marbelized*. Wood,  .    '*        -   - -i     ,'-7 -'.: "  Enameled   Wood,  aud Mission   Finish: "Also  Something    Very    Nifty    in   Mantle V Clocks.  ka v /A  ���������4  GOO������*������������������*.  assmginroflg  PHONE 10  ". *4  s a  rices are  wl '"'$���������' -  -    ���������      ^ "Jewelers, Greenwood:-E. C. \rJ'^  ���������'*������ -"."-V  The Lowest  .in the City  Pastry IJakecl Daily and 'Al-  -  ways Fresh.  ,"\        Regular monthly meetimrs of  ���������vr^.y Greenwood loih'f'No.. 28, A. F.  /\#* & -"���������**- :,I-i arp '���������*il'-{ on tIiC "**st  Thursday in -wii month in Fra-,  ternity hall,'-".Yon-! nlock, Government  street. Grcenwin>.l. .Visiting- brethren  are cordially in y, reel to attend. '.   -  .   -JAS, S. BIKNIS, Soorctury,  w. '-f; 1  .The Windsor Hotel is one/of- the -best furnished  hotels in the West. It is'located in the heart of--  Greenwood and within easy reach of all the financial and commercial institutions .of the Copper  Metropolis. Heated with steam and lit by elec-  ��������� tricity.    Commodious ^sample rooms.    The bar is,  '   - replete with all modern beverages, and the Cafe  '    r never closes.    Booms reserved by telegraph.  !' The Windsor Hotel Co. .'���������_ E.- J. Cartier, Manager  Greenwood Minors'  Union, No. 22, \V.  " F- M., meets evoij  Saturday oveniii" in Union-Hall, Cop-  "per street, Greenwood, at 7:30.  ^Also in hall at   Mother Lode mine  Fridav pvsninjrs at 7:30.  GEO. UEATURRTON, Secretary  Take j'pur Repairs to  A D. MORRISON  Grand Forks, the Leading  is delicious "in taste and free from impurities:'   Order  \ - a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  ���������  j-  -    ���������    (Limited!)    ; ���������"'  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greemyood  of the Boundary District  --CITY  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District'., General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  1  @  Ju/  !'.*'lVK>N.-������a������5-lflM-^)W������P^^V*-)tMy!  *$ZS3^SSS33i53833EEag&%  TF������  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for tlie weary traveler. Great veins.of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms, are always at the service of thofe in search, of .material  cleanlin,ess. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the aiti&tic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like casing fruit -in,a flower  garden, The sample rooms aro the largest in theinonn-  tains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -       PROPRIETOR  .���������^���������TOBttiM'aaiM''^^  --><)  ^i&fStsSZVW&il^jfxtb&ll&l  | Get your Raze rs Honed;  and your Baths at  9 A;  Shop, Greenwood,  J3**5^0<*i,JSS5>33S-S3S<&G������O������e<3S  i if*  James Buchanan & Co's'  nan tirUBTS1:  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD,"B; C.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a'Specialty;-';'  GREENWOOD, B. C.V  Bruce Wltite was in the city  last woek. /     -    )  * Rudolph Lihden'died  in Mexico  a short time ago.  \ {_ '���������  Fred .B.iiley was ptospecting in  Grand Forks last week.  James G. McMynn of Myncaster  was in,the city on.fTiie-*day.  W. A. Keith ��������� isj'out of the hospital and progressing favorably.  J. F. Brown of':?EhoIt is-in the  hospital with an attack of pleurisy.  Miss Tillie Graham is spending  tho holidays ' at lier home in this  citv. ':''  ** .  In Phoenix AT. fft.lmstrom has a  piano and safe for. sale at a bargain. -      i  Wm. Murray-will return to the  Boundary next month from the  East.- ' ~.\,  Howard Cameron will spend the  summer upon his-ranch at Christina'lake. ;/  ,c   "- '"'���������'.  . It "is about time to make arrangements for the celebration on  Victoria Day., ��������� > ' '  This summer,Fred B. Holmes  will run his ice cream freezer with  an electric motor.';.  Born.���������At tlW-Mother Lode, ou  March 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas.  Bergstrom, a da tighter.  , James _CarsonJ'l a mining man  from Muilau, Idaho, has been in  the city for Fcveral days.  James Marshall*of Phoenix, accompanied by, his]wife, paid a visit  to Spokane las week.  Some fine ore has been uucovered  upon tho Mayflower, one of the  claims in the Argo group.  The dance given by the Hockey  Club on Monday* evening was a  social and. financial success.  Miss Cunningham has recovered  from an attack of rheumatism and  will be able to "resume her profession within a week. . ���������   ���������  John Hooper "was in the city last  week. In company with Jim  Dayisdio ran.. t{he^Hotel Allan iu  Rossland sevcral*ycars.*-". ���������'-*-  Frank Wilin is running a barber  shop in tlie lower town of Phoenix.  Frank is not a false alarm aud will  some day oivn a fortune. ���������  No arrangements have ye't been  completed by the merchants of  Given wood for a Wednesday half-  holiday during the summer.  In Phoenix N. J. Carson it Co.  carry a large stock of gent' fur-  nishings, clothing, hats, boots and  shoes. Drop iu aud have a rubber.  W. AV. Craig has moved into the  Hyde block. His store is one of  the finest in the Boundary and the  public are sure of bargaius when  they call in.  An unoccupied building on Copper street was burned last Friday  morning. It was known as the  Miner's Hotel and was owned by  Louis Blue of Rossland.  This is the time of the year  when all towns should have a  clean-up. The cleaner your premises are the more health there will  bo iu the real hot weather. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and  surely the citizens of Greenwood  'deserve to travel in both classes.  Last week the Greenwood baseball club eiected the following officers : 'Hon. President, E. G. Warren ; Hon. Vice-President, Jas.  McCreath ; President, W. B. Fleming ; Vice-President, R. J. Sanders ; Secretary-Treasurer, J. J.  Rochon ; Manager, J. H. Goodeve.  Robert Wood has an interest in  a mine on tho lakeside near Pen-  tictou. It has not been worked for  years, but ho thinks it might be  profitable to resume development,  aud recently paid a visit to Pen-  ticton with a view of interesting  shareholder;* and others in the enterprise.  Several men went to work yesterday at Boundary Falls to clear  a site for the oro bins and build the  tramway to the No. 7 mine. The  tram will bo three miles long aud  25"men will be employed upon its  construction. Harry Pleasant, for  a number of years foreman carpenter at the Granby, is in charge.  It is the intention of the Consolidated Co. to build a mill at  Boundary Falls this summer.  A concert, in aid of the public  school, will be given in Larsen's'  hall, Rock Creek', Friday evening,  April S. The programme will consist of vocal and , instrumental  music, and the farce, ."When Your  Wife's Away.",' j ,   /"  The license commissioners called  all the hnrclkeppersMri the city to-  gethcr-ori'Tuesday/evening and informed them that the licenses in  Greenwood would be reduced to  live next July. It is reported thnt  the licenses are to be raised to 8900  a year.  City Clerk Taylor -received a  letter this week from Toronto, announcing the death of Pat O'Rorke.  Deceased lived for a number of  years on the ".Vest Fork ' near  Beaverdell, and was well known  throughout tho Boundary district.  He was about seventy years old.  Last Friday Messrs. Mcintosh,  Sater, Buckless, Craig, Coles, Mc-  Laine and McCutcheon attended a  meeting of tho Farmers' Institute  at Rock Creek to discuss the advisability of holding an agricultural fair in the district next fall.  Delegates from 'Rock Creek,.Midway, Bridesville, Myncaster and  Greenwood were appointed to meet  in Midway and decide ' upon the  best place to hold the f<iir."   ,  McRae Bros, in Phoenix have  sold their stock to Albin Alrastrom  aud will go lo Prince Rnpert. Mr.  Almstrorn has moved the stock  from his store in lower town and  now has one of the largest stationery and fancy goods stores in the  West. He thanks all his^ customers for their patronage in "the past  aud will be pleased to see them all  at his new place of business, together with as many new ones as  may come along.  \ ������0���������������JJ>S<&0 tP$������G������<X&3)������&&S.<&S<i������l  W. R. Thompson has bought E.  Ferguson's wholesale liquor stoiv,  in Nelson.  Tho government will opprate a  demonstration .farm iu the Boundary this year. '   ,  In Vancouver, a'liquor liuenso  costs SG00. ��������� '  A Spokane company, sai.l to be  headed by John A. Finch, has  bought 30,000 acres around Boss-  burg and North port. It will be j  cut up into small farms and sold  to fruit rancheis.  An opera house will be built in  Blair more this summer.  Demonstration farms will be  started at Vernon, Kelowna arrd  Summerland.  In Summerland the shops will  close - every Thursday afternoon  until November 1st.  A new cannery i3 to be built at  Kelowna.  Tony Billud was arrested in  Chesaw for stealing the coppers  from a dead woman's eyes.  Archie McDonald blew his brains  out in Loomis. He had worked  at the Nighthawk mine for some  time arid saveel considerable money.  A spree caused his roll to melt and  then remorse prompted hiiu ,to  take the gun trail for the great  divide.  mine has closed  Fife.  The force at the Fife mine will  be increased next mouth. The  compressor plant is now in full  operation.  Bill Beach has struck some good  pre in the Messenger group.  Graham, Ness and Jackson,have  struck a good body of high-grade,  ore upon .the Mohawk _ claim, a  'shoi't-diatance'-'fro'm <F-ife.-station.. ������������������  Major Stewart has returned  from England with his family. He  is planting 1.500 "fruit trees'at  Texas point on Christina Jake.  W. M. Wolverton of Cascade  was found dead at his camp with a  tree lying on top of him. Ho was  60 years of age aud an old-timer  in the Boundary.  Upwards of three million feet of  logs are banked on Christina lake  awaiting the drive on the Kettle  river to Orient.   -  Miss Ella Evans has gone to her  home in Wales.  Charles Dempster is in New  York. He will return in May  with a party of Americau capitalists  County Couri*.  nis Honor Judge Brown held  county court on Tuesday. 'The following were made British subjects:  F. Chap, F. Polic, T. Folic, J.'El-  lich, F. Matzevich, C. Primalle, J.  Zucco, J. Volpe. Gee Ah Chung,  (J. A. Martin, S. Buaskari, A. P.  Holm, A. Laine, aud J. C. F.  Ferroux.  In the case of Tompkins & Co.  vs. W. Lawless,: judgment was reserved. The case of Eric Jackson  vs. Cook, was postpoued for a  month, owing to the absence of  Charles Bissell. The case of Siter  & Johus vs. Steve O'Hauley, was  settled out of court.  The restaurant iu  hotel never closes.  the  Windsor  In addition to our Merchant Tailoring business,'.we  have installed a line of high-grade', READY TO  WE A R: 0 L OT HIN G V for. meri; made; by. ;;th e  Fit'Rcfoi'm, a brand known throughout Canada, for  its excellence in ready-to wear'.clothing.- It'i'will  pay you to' see this clothing in selecting your spring  suit,' - We make any alterations necessary- All suits  pressed before sending out.  MerchaMt Tailor,  Copper Street, Greonwood,  J W. EL60N,  Charles and Percy Pinker will  have a moving picture show at  Fort George this summer.  Confusion Reigns.  The recent coal excitement on  Graham island is causing endless  confusion. t Immediately after tlie  diamond drill had passed through  tho last vein' men started out iu  various directions to stake new  limits. Each limit is a mile square  and upon advertising they were  found to overlap each other in  numberless..;places. N. McGilli-  vray made/a strenuous trip -from  tho south to'the north end of the  island, a distance of 75 miles, only  to find everything staked all the  way through. One serious feature  of this wholesale'Staking of coal  limits, regardless of whether there  is any indication of coal or not, is  that they cover several thousand  acres of tho best agricultural laud  on Graham island. Although this  coal land speculator is permitted to  .-���������take coal limits over the pre emp-  rions of .settlers,' the would bo  settler is not allowed to file a preemption on a coal .limit, no matter-  how suitable the ground may be  for agricultural purposes.  While carrying two pails of water  along a street in Revelstoke Mrs.  P. Tucker dropped dead.  The Nighthawk  down.  In Oroville thieves are becoming  active.  In Walla Walla the city paid  $5,500 damages to a man who was  injured by falling from a water'  wagon. The majority of people  who fall from the water wagon  pay their own damages.  The trout fishing season will not  open until May 1.  The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.  at Fernie sells coal' to the 'Great  Northern railway at $2.50 a ton.  In Oroville 'the liquor licenses  will be raised to S10C0 a year.  Fred Clark and Archie Malcolm  have opened a' restaurant "in Oroville. .  ;_ The owners of the Golden Sauds  placer.; claims'*' near, Orbyill^'ivill.  couiiheuce working thenJ.>"vy-*.-t-he  hydraulic system next mouth. -'  C. P. Ssates will start a paper-  in Omak, Wash. .,    "' -\ _  A. D. MePhee has resigned as  superintendent of the Red Cliff  mine in the Portland Canal district. He is succeeded by T. Moore  Fletcher.  Two lots in Stewart recently sold  for Sri, 200.  Percy Godenrath is building a  two-story building in Stewart.  Harry P. Gibson is building an  hotel at Bitter Creek in the Port-  laud Canal district. ���������������  Ou Moyie lake this summer there  will be over 20 gasoline'launches.  Nakusp expects another sawmill  this summer.  Work is to be resumed in the  upper workings of the St. Eugene  mine at Moyie.  The farmers of tho prairie provinces need 10,000 laborers at- the  present time.  Swiftwater Bill Gates is in London, England, broke.. He went  over the seas to sell stock iu a Nevada property, but the British public would not invest, and as Bill  had given away all his money tipping waiters in order to attract attention, he is now realizing that it  is often as cold iu London as it is  in Alaska: Swiftwater should come  back as a stowaway in a flying machine and take a few lessons from  Billy Po^le at Sheep Creek.  Potatoes aro 8250 a ton in D.iw-  sou.  E. Mob'js is developing a mineral  claim near Gemini. Mr. Mobbs  may be justly called tho father of  Gerrard. He is heavily interested  in that section and has recently  built a tine hotel at Gerrard. lie  has interested much capital in the  country around Po'iUr Creek and  will some d.iy reap his reward.  P. A. Rantz will open the ������King  Edward   hotel  in    Warduer   uext  Pincher Creek,.Alberta* now,has*  a population of-1200.  There is a boom on at Princo  Albert, Sas-k.  While attempting to arrest Mar������',  tin Kloss in Northport, John D.  Diedrich was shot and died in the  hospital in a few hours.' Kloss,  when surrounded by a poss0, committed suL-ide by shooting himself. -  A baseball club has been organized in Orient with Dr. .Davidson  as manager. -   '  ' In thc past month P. Burns &  Co. have installed at their various  shops sixteen Spokane refrigerators  Although too early in the season tho stampede to Fort George  has already begun. '  ,   Chas.   H.   Cranston,   tho   druggist, died in  Winnipeg last week.  The output of the Extension coal  mines   at   J.adysrnith   aro   to''be.  douhlpd this year.  It is stated that P. Burns'& Co. '  will build  a packing plant in Al-  bci ta at a cost of S500,000.  In Grand  Forks   the   chief  of  ���������police is on duty  from 7 p. in. to 7  a.  m.    I v.  addition  to  his   other .  duties he has to pump water into  the tauk on the hill until it is full.  - Nakusp.will have a fruit fair in  the fall.  "Thomas Russell is directing the  progression of a wagon' road near  Phoenix.     .    .  Leonard  Vaughan   has  sold his,  ranch at Graud Forks to the Douks  and moved to Chilliwack.  Gus Evans of the Sun^ will run  a real estate office in his print shop   -  at Grand Forks. '  - Belleni Deschamps was drowned  at Quesnel.  ., The hotel bars in Grand Forks  havo to close every night between  the hours of 1 and G a. m. This  gives the bartenders a chance to  sleep in bed instead of on a chair  behind the bar.  Eholt wants more money' expended upon the wagon road between that city and Greenwood.  The people of Grand Forks will  banquet Ernie Miller this week.  The city of Grand Forks bnys  its lumber'for $12.50 a thousand  feet.        * . ' \- ' -  The Alkazar hotel at Keremeos  was burned last week".  ,,-It.;;is reported "-that in'Mtty.-con'-^"���������  struction "'work *wil"r"start>]ipSurtIj~J&i������i''  Kettle'-Valley'" lino _ at^}Li^w&yy:r\-  Penticton and Merritt. ''"������������������''' 7?\-&~.'  Miss L. Knight of Grand Forks  will open a tpublic "stenographing  office in Princeton. .' '--*'���������   . "*- V\  Nels Johnson committed suicide  at a Bear creek mrne by blowing  his head off with a stick of dynamite. . '  ' A company has been formed iu  Vancouver to work a Tulameen  platinum depo-it. When refined"  platinum is worth $35 an ounce.  Some -lumber men at the coast  aro thinking seriously of buikliug  a smelter at Princeton.  A. O. Johnson and Charles Ha-  gan of Phoenix went to Spokane  last week to attend the funeral of  Charles Omans. -  - *���������  The Royal Seal cigar has beeii  before the smoking public for a  dozen years. It is made in Nelson  and can be bought in nearly every  mountain town. ,-.  An Enormous Yield.  Cotton's Weekly, a Socialistic  paper pubHs'ied in Q, lebec, has  now to pay four, ,'oento a pound  post-ige." This is eight; linies the  usual rate charged publishers of  papers' iii'Cin.adiw''  E. li. Skinner has started th'*'  largest poultry ranch in 15. C. at  Nunaiiiio. lie will raise 10,000  chickens a year.  Thousands of settlers are coming  into the Noithv.e--t Un's f-pring  from the States.  The Dominion government will  expend $50,000 investigating the  zinc industry, with a view to the  manufacture in Canada of zinc and  its products. After investigating  tho processes used in Europe experiments will bo carried on at  Nelaou.  T/hcrc is a brick famine iu Oriciit.  The   total   estimated. yield   of  wheat,   oats   and   barley   for   tho  three prairie  provinces  for 1909,  according to the Dominion government estimate,   is placed at 370,-  9S0.O0O bushels.    Of this amount  Manitoba will produce 131 '110 003  bushels; Saskatchewan,   179,363,-  000  bushels, arid Alberta, 57,207,'-  000   bushels.     The   total   wheat  yi-ld is estimated at 149.2S5,000  bushel.-1,  of  which   Manitoba  will  contribute    52 903,000     bushels:  Saskatchewan. <So,550,090 bushels,  and Alberta  10,310.000.-' The average wheat yield per acre for tin,  whole   West   is   placed   at 21.70  ->u--hel3 ; oats.  40 29, and barley,  33 32.  Saskatchewan lead.1 greatly,  in   the   production   of   oats,   her  hhare of the   137,802,000   bushel  crop    being   put    at'   S8$60,0'X) ���������  bushels ; ' Manitoba  ranking* next  with"59,103,000 bushels'; and Alberta  third with' 'a  production of  39^08,000   bushels     Th.-, barley ,  crop is phicel  at 33..S93,000-bus-i-  i'Is,   of  which   Manitoba produces  in ore than  twice as much as th<\  other   two  provinces.     The   estimated barley yield of. Manitoba is'  placed at 22,402,000  bushels, AN'  be.i ta comes second \vith 6,5S8,000  bushels,  and Saskatchewan  third  with -1,901,000 bushels.  The K and H cigar  has jumped  into prntniticno'i' through the excellent llavor of the tobacco.out of  which it is made.  George W. Chadsey of Chilliwack died last week. Ho had lived  <l'l years iu B. C. '  Olympia oyster cocktails alwayg  tudy ut the Windsor hotel.  MP 14tli.tiVll i  I'-l-'iV"     i  ~������*-~'J*  a twwzro&vnja i /it a^icr, xtea wa T&xxuxrKrx^nrwtrzs oritrvatxit^r'  ���������'!&4,*r*zxmMxot<mesK&tixwriJii'A+vt*������  THE   LEDGE.  GREENWOOD,  ���������TJRITISH  COLUMBIA.  FRANCE  Official Obstacles That Bar the  Way to the Ceremony.  THE WORRIES OF A FIANCE.  He Has to Brave the Insolence and the  Indifference of the Civil Officers In  His Efforts to Accomplish the Necessary  Preliminary  Formalities.  Marrying in France la not au easy  mailer. Ou the contrary, trie civil officers seem to employ lugeuulty lu putting us many obstacles as possible in  the way of those who contemplate  matrimony.  Take the case of a French cltlzeu  who urn II recently resided lu the  Kiglith arroudlssemeut of Paris, but  who removed 10 the Ninth and then  began to accomplish Hie formitlitles  necessary for his marriage.  Smiling and happy, as a man about  to wed should be, he presented himself  ni the iiiiilrie of the Ninth ward with  thn following documents, which he  had previously obtained at the inolrle  of the Klglirb urroudissi-iiieut: tils  birth certificate, his discharge from the  iirmy. ihe death certificate of his parents and the certificate of his first  marriage, for be had been married  once already.  On a Saturday afternoon nt 4 o'clock  he called upon the functionary whose  business it Is to attend to matters affecting the "etat civil."   Eying the visitor coldly, the functionary asked:  "What do you want?"  "To get married," replied the other,  entiling.  ���������'It's closed."  "Keg pardon?"  "I said it was closed-for marriages.  Come back on Mouday or Thursday."  "Why Monday or Thursday Instead  of Tuesday or Friday? What reasonV"  "How should I know? And do you  think I care? It's like that���������that's alt  1 know."  .On the Monday the flauce retrrrned.  lie had recovered his good hnmor and  his smile, and the first document be  handed to the employee al tbe mairie  was his birth certificate, which had  cost him originally 2 francs.  "What's that?" exclaimed the functionary, with an air of surprise. "It's  too old."  "What do you mean���������too old?"  "I mean what 1 say. Your certifl-  care was made ont eight years ago,  ami it has been used already. 1 don't  want that. I must have one that is  uot older than three months."  "Mut my birthday does not change,  and it is clearly indicated on this document, which is official. Why do you  winit one that is not more than three  months old?"  "Why? You are too Inquisitive."  Tlie (iaiic-e w:is still smiling, but In a  rather faint hearted fashion.  "Where is your military - memorandum book'.'" asked the employee.  "1 haven't got one."  "What! You haven't got one? And  you come here r-.nil expect to get married without a >livret militaire?' No;  you're joking.   You can't be serious."  "Yes. 1 an). I'm an officer ou tbe  reserve list"  "Show me your mobilization order."  "Thafs a secret order which I have  not the right to show you. The army  regulations are opposed to it. Here is  my discharge. That is all 1 can show  you."  "All right: we'll see."  I  Then the fiance interpolated:  "Why must you have a military document?"  "To   show   that   you   are   really   a  Frenchman."  "Isn't my birth certificate sufficient?"  "1   have   no   time   for   discussion.  Where ia the document showing that  your first uniou was dissolved?"  "Voici!"  "That's not what I want. I must  have a copy of the act of transcription."   ���������  "The document I've just given you  cost me 2 fruues at tlie mairie at Neuli-  )y. Where must I apply for the other?  At Neuilly V"  "No. Ho to the registrar of the tribunal of the Seine."  The fiance made for the door, ran  downstairs and jumped into a tuxl-  tnotor. in a few minutes he was at  the registrar's office.  "Monsieur." replied the assistant  registrar, "the registers from Neuilly  have not come back yet. Bur you'll be  sure to find them there,'.and they'll be  able to give you ail the .information  you want"  Another taslmotor cab, and ten min-  ates later the distracted fiance was at  the mairie of Neuilly.       ....'  "Yes; I understand," replied the official after the visitor had explained  the object of his call, "lint we cau't  give you what you want under forty-  eight hours."  "I suppose I must wait," said the  fiance.  Two days later, armed with a complete dossier, he returned to the nialrie  of the I'ighrh arrondissemeiit. .His  t-mile had come back; lie felt that victory was nigh.  "At last'" he exclaimed triumphantly as the functionary', came forward.  Tve got them all now."  "Quite right," replied the other after  A glance at the. various 'documents.  "Mut did I understand you lo say you  wanted to be married on the Hit'i?"  "Yes. that's the dale."  "In that case I'm very sorry, mon-  Bleur, but that does not leave us the  legal time In which to publish the  bantiH.' 'You will have to postpone the  date of the ceremony."  Theii tlie fiance's smile "came nil"'  .for good, and 1 doubt whether he will  recover It before the we-ldliijj day.-  rarls Letter In London Post  CATCHING VOTES.  Mow  Candidates   Invoke the  Sign  of  tho  X.  r"n (hose days there is no delectable  Duchess of Devonshire to go the round  of a shaky constituency, and buy up  votes ut the price of a kiss.  True, there is plenty of "lip" of a  kind, and . still more "cheek"���������both  feminine and masculine���������brought to  bear ou the "free and independent",  electors of the twentieth ��������� century; but  i.s for kisses and caresses, these artful  wiles of erstwhile lovely canvassers  are now only practiced by unlovely  candidates on innocent babes and  sucklings.  Up-to-date would-be M.P.'s are,  however, well aware that the way to  nn elector's vote is often through his  offspring; hence, when making a personal canvass, a kiss is frequently bestowed on tho baby of the house, in  the hope that it will be duly returned  by its time-honored "sign of the x"  opposite the giver's name on the  billot-paper at the fateful poll.  And, writing of babes, one is reminded of the fact that at the general  election in 1900 an infant in arms���������or,  rather, in perambulator���������was one of  the most interesting of the novel aids  which secured the triumphant return  of Mr. Marshall Hall, K.C., for the  Southport Division of Lancashire.  As lie was wheeled about, this juvenile canvasser made quite a brave  show, sporting thc colors of his candidate beneath the shelter of a silk  Union Jack, which served as a cover  for his carriage. A large card on a  frame fixed to his "pram" proclaimed  to the world that:  "livery youngster born alive  Is cither Liberal or Conservative.  T'm a Conservative, not very tall,  So   please   vote   for   'my friend,  Mr.  ��������� Marshall Hall."  Poor doggerel, perhaps, but certainly one of those novelties which add  to the g.-.iety of electioneering.  More than one member of Parliament has literally sung himself into  the House of Commons, but there is  probably only one who has been returned.through the vocal efforts of his  wife.  At the time of the 1900 general election, the Hon. Arthur Brand was helping to fight his country's battles in  South Africa. In order that his return for the Wisbech Division of Cambridgeshire should not be jeopardized  by his absence, his devoted "better  half" threw herself heart and soul  into his electioneering campaign.  She laid siege to the hearts and  votes of the electorate with the moving influence of sweet song, before  which opposition disappeared and  surrender became the order of tho  day. The absent candidate got in at  tho head of the poll.  In the course of the same general  flection the Right Hon. Arthur Balfour did a irood stroke of business by  "kicking' off" at a match between  Manchester City and Stoke, and the  veracious chronicler of the incident  has left it on' record that tho ball  traveled ra distance of some twenty  yards as the result of th1* kick; while  it also helped to put the ex-Prime  Minister in training for Westminster,  the goal for which he was striving.  Mr. Winston Churchill, when fighting for his seat in thc last general  election of the nineteenth century,  descended a coal mine to unburden  hiii'si-lf to the men.  In more than one instance members  of the c.-tnine race have been employed in .canvassing for would-be mem-  b'.-rs Of Parliament, but never - probably with more disastrous results than  in one of the North London constituencies nine years ago.  The four-footed canvasser" in this  case was a fox-terrier, which ran  through the streets with a card round  his neck bearing the candidate's  name, arid barking vigorously as he  ran. His tour of the constituency  was, however, suddenly brought to a  full stop, for, unfortunately, a heavy  wagon ran over the dog, and crushed  the life out of the poor animal.  Absentminded  Mr.  Balfour.  Mr. Balfour, like many great men,  is  absentminded.  Once in a speech he referred to the  late Sir Henry Campbell-Baniierman  as Sir He-try Bannerman, Sir Charles  Banncrman, and Mr. Bannerman.  Then he proceeded to speak of Lord  Northampton as Sir Henry Fowler���������  who, of course, is Lord Wolverhampton���������and Sir William Fowler; and at  an Albert Hall Primrose League demonstration Mr. Balfour blandly inquired of an official where he was to  sit, having seemingly quite forgotten  that he was to preside.  Yet little things -irritate Mr. Bal  four. Playing in a foursome at golf in  North Berwick, the ex-Premier was  about to attempt a difficult "putt,"  when a man in tlie crowd, who had a  most irritating cough, was about to  begin  again.  The caddie held up his hand, and  stopped the game. Then he turned  to the onlookers, and, with an exaggerated politeness, asked:  "Can ony o' ye obleege yon man wi'  a jujube?"  meets you half-way���������does  all your work in hell? tha  time and at half the cost of  other soaps.  Sunlight Soap���������absolutely  pure���������saves clothes from in-  jury���������hands from roughness-  life from   /���������"\   drudgery.  mmi  THE ELEPHANT IN BATTLE.  Most Decile Yet Courageous and Faithful of Animals.  Of I he dm lliiy nf I lie cli-pliniil there  Is nn iii-i-d In inn ilply examples. It i.s  said thai in India unlive women seme  limes when culled nwny Intrust t!ieii  babies m ihe cure uf "(lie handed one,"  conllileui thai they will be sate uud  tenderly handled.  But of all elephant stories surely the  tinesl i.s ilia I which lells how tlie  standard hearing i-lepliani of (he IVIsli-  wn won a ureal victory for lis .Mah-  ralla lord. Al Ihe moment when the  elephant had been told to halt its mahout was Killed. The shock of biiltle  closed around 11. and Ihe Mahralta  forces Were bnrne back, hut still the  elepliaiit stood, and the standard which  if carried si III flew, su thai the Peish-  wa's soldiers could not believe that  I hey were indeed being overcome and,  rallying, in their turn drove the enemy  backward till the t'de.swept past the  rooled elephant and left it towering  colossal iiniciig I lie slain. The ligh:  was over and won. and ihen Ihej  would have had Hie elephant move  from Ihe batllelield. but it wailed still  for the dead mail's voice.  For three days anil nights i' remain  i-d where it had been told to remain  and neither bribe nor threat would  move il till lliey sent to the village on  the Nerluidthi. a hundred miles away,  and fetched the mahout's little son. a  round eyed, lisping child, and then al  last the hero of Unit victorious day.  remembering how lis inasier had often  lu brief absence delegated authority to  the child, confessed its allegiance and  wllh the shattered battle harness  clanging at each stately stride swung  slowly along the road behind the boy  ���������Lot,don 'I'linen.   Thc Shaky Ladder.  Many a man has spent the boat years  ot his life climbing the ladder of fame  only to have the thing tilt over line's-  ward Just as he grasped the last rung  -Chicago I'ecord-Herald.  One Way of Paying  Father Dooloy had just tied the  knot. He looked expectant. The bride  looked sheepish, and Pat, shifting  from one foot to another, looked  guilty.   At last he began:  "I���������I���������don't like to be inane, father, but I changed me clothes in a  hurry and left me wages in me other  pants."  Then he added, in a whisper: "Take  me down in the cellar! I'm a plumber,  and I'll show ye how to fix the gas  meter so 't won't register more than  ���������10 per cent.  A Polish coal- miner in Ohio, biting  into a slab of Pittsburgh mince pie,  struck a rivet and broke off seven  teeth; but, being extremely hungry  and having no money to buy actual  food, he kept at his grim task. A  minute later he struck a stick of-dynamite in the core of the same pie and  was buried from his late 'residence  next day, leaving a wife in Poland  and another in Ohio.  Mind vs. Matter  In one constituency a heckler drew  disparaging attention to the candidate's lack of i.-ches. "What's the  good of a little chap like you?" said  he. "It's a'rnini we want to represent  us." "Ah," said the candidate,  cjui-itly. "Where I come from we  measure a man from the chin up.  You evidently measure him from the  chin down!"  When the isothermal waves strike  Alberta they turn north. This accounts for tho f-'ct that all northern  Alberta is capable of growing abundant crops a*'d siipportinir a tremendous population in comfort. When  the Hudson's Buy land was transferred to the Dominion, the northern  limit of thc cultivable area was fixed  at 55 degrees. But it has developed  that the firea in Western Canada runs  far past this limit. Where the service berry grows wlie-it will grow, and  this berry thrives abundantly in the  north of Alberta, away to the Arctic  circle. And the farther north you go  thc better the quality of grain produced. Think of the great Peace  river district, the. las-t on earth, you  might, say, winni *g the first prize for  wheat at a world's exhibition. This  was  done  in  1893 at  Chicago.  AN    EXCELLENT    REMEDY.  Will Break Up a Cold in Twenty-four  Hours and Cure Any Cough That  Is Curable.  The following mixture is often proscribed and is highly recommended  for coughs, colds and,other throat and  bronchial trouble: Mix two ounces of  Glycerine, a half ounce of Virgin Oil  ;>f Pine compound pure, arid eight  ounces of pure Whiskey. These can be  bought in any good drug store and  easily mixed together in a large bottle. The genuine Virgin Oil of Pine  compound pure is prepared only in  .he laboratories of the Lench Chemical  Co., Cincinnati, and put up for dispensing in half-nunce vials."  Force of Habit "  Salesman (lately promoted to curio  department)���������"This necklace, madam,  was originally made for the Duke of  Buckingham, who gave it to Ann of  Vustrw. We're selling a lot of them.  ���������London.Punch.  Idle  Millionaire  Professor William James, of Harvard, recently made his comment upon  a very exquisite and very idle millionaire sophomore from New York.  "What time he..can spare from the  adornment of his person he devotes  to  tho   neglect, of  his  duties.'.'  "You're too young to marry yet,  Mary," a mother said to her daughter  who.had asked for permission to wed.  "I can cure myself of that fault,"  was Mary's reply. "Arid she's never  been used to work," the mother said,  turning to thc suitor discouragingly.  "If you'll only have patbnee, ma'am,"  was the reply, "I'll cure her of that  fault!"  Relief for the  Depressed.���������Physical  .ind   mental  depression   usually   have  We rush 'about in -electric trains,  talk of the other ends of the world,  record our voices' and our faces for  future, times in their natural sounds  and colors; our hands wield all- the  lightnings���������but our minds remain as  mean as ever.���������Saturday ��������� Review.  . Torrmv had a h- hit, i-fter going to bed  at night of waking his mother and  their ori'in in a disordered state of the: talking to her from his crib m another  stomach' and   liver,   as  when     these. room.   One night his father rose and  .rgans   are  deranged   in   their action! ga*-'o him a, severe lecturfi for this,  the whole svsteni    is    affected.    Try     The   following  night when  Tommy  Panneleu's Vegetable Pills.   They re-1 wes saving    his    prayers    ne'mter-  ive the digestive processes, act bene-; polatcd: ���������  Hcinlly on the nerves and restore the!       Hear Lord, when I talk to mamma  >irits as no other  pills  will.    They   tonight, don t let papa interfere.  MAKES STATEMENT.  ������-���������   ��������� ���������������������������<��������� ^  After Spending Thousands of Dollars  and Consulting tho "Most Eminent  Physicians, Ho "Was Desperate.  CHICAGO, ILLS.���������Mr. d. Q.  Becker, of 134 Van Surer, St., a.  well-known wholesale dry goods  dealer, states as follows:  "I have had catarrh for mora .  than thirty years.   .Have tried  everything on earth and .spent  thousands of dollars for othor ' -  medicines and with physicians,-; <>  without getting any lasting re- ".  lief, and can say to you that I  have found Peruna the only remedy that has cured, me   per- ,-���������  manently. -I  ���������'    "Peruna has also cured my  wife of catarrh. She always keeps  It in the house for an attack of  'cold, which it invariably cures in ,,<  a very short time/'  are cheap, simple and sure, and the  iffects are lasting.  - Hobby���������"Sf.y, pop, what is the difference between a lunch and a luneh-  -on?"  Pop���������-"About a -dollar and a half."  It Was AH Over  Iris Officer���������Come, tell us, father,  the difference between the cherubim  and  the seraphim.  Witty Father���������I believe they had a  difference a long time ago, but they  have made it up since.  ��������� "I suffer greatly from indigestion,"  said the complaining woman.  "So do I," replied her acquaintance.  "Really, I should never have suspected that you wore troubled with  the American malady."  "Yes.    My husband has it."  Strictly Neutral.  A British officer in the Kurrum valley who interro.gated an Afridi with regard to what 'was then considered a  probable conflict.-  "Now tell me," said the officer, "it  there were to be war���������which God forbid���������between Russia and England,  what part would you and your people  take?   Whom would you side with?"  "Do you wish me to tell you what  would please you or to tell you tho  real truth?" was the naive reply,  "I adjure you to tell me what is tlie  'white word'."  "Then," said the old grey beard,  "we would just sit up here on our  mountain tops watching you both  light, until wo saw one or tlie other  defeated. Then we would come down  and loot the vanquished till the last  mule! God is great! What a time that  would be for us."  The Nova Scotia    "Lumber  King"  '""I'consider MINARD'S LINIMENT  the BEST liniment in use.  "I got mv foot badlv jammed lately.  [ bathed it" well with MINARD'S LIN-  *MENT and it was as well as ever  next day."  Yours verv trnlv,  t."g. Mcmullen.  Good Man���������Ah, my poor fellow, 1  feel sorry for you? Why don't you  work? When I was young for ten  years I was never in bed after 5. An  hour's work before breakfast, then  five hours' work, then dinner, then  foi-r hours' more work, then supper,  then bed, then up again at 5 next  morning "  Loafer���������I say, guv'nor, where did  yer servo yer trine���������Portland or Dartmoor?  IT'S THE TALK OF  THE COUNTRY SIDE  HOW    DODD'S      KIDNEY      PILLS  CURED   MRS. SAMUEL  THOMPSON'S  DROPSY  Her's Was a Terrible Case and the  Doctors Were Powerless to Check  it, but the Great Kidney Remedy  Cured  It.  Holt, Ont. (Special).���������All the country side about here is talking of the  wonderful cure of Mrs. Samuel  Thompson of this place. She was  taken sick with Jaundice, and though  the doctor was called in she grew  steadily worse. ' Her stomach was so  bad she could not keep anything on  it. Dropsy set in and she bloated  to a terrible size. The doctor came  three times to tap her, bi t her husband would not allow him to do it,  saying that if she could not get better  they might let her die in peace. Finally she dropped the doctors and tried  other medicines, but they did her "no  good. Her leg burst and the water  streamed from it. Then someone told  her about Dodd's Kidney Pills and so  she asked her husband to get her a  box.  After taking them a while she took  a bad turn. Something would come  up in her throat and she would vomit.  The water would just fly from her  mouth. But from that time she commenced to get better, and to-day she  is a well woman. Dodd's Kidney  Pills cured her.  Dodd's Kidney Pills cure Dropsy by  putting the Kidneys in condition to  take the surplus water out of the  blood.   They always cure it.  The Friend of All Sufferers.���������Like  to "thn shadow of a ro"k in a weary  land" is Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil to  ill those who suffer pain. It holds  out hone to everyone nnd realizes it  by stilling suffering everywhere. It  is a liniment that hr.s the blessings  of half a continent. Tt is on sale  ���������'verywhore and can be found wherever enquired for.  re-  "Do"tor. is  it true that onium  ���������iiains in the system for years?"  "We'l. it is frequently found in the  Joints."  A  LADY   IN WINDSOR   MAKES  THIS   OFFER.     .  To All Women: I will send fric,  with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-  rh                ~*    " " '  li ..  hir Periods, Uterine and Ovarian Turn  ors or Growths,    also   Hot   Flushes  Unless worms bo expelled from the  system,- no child can be healthy.  Mother Graves', Worm Exterminator  is" the best medicine extant to destroy worms.'  What are the three known dimensions?" asked a teacher at thc night  school.  "The- world, the flesh, and the  devil!" gasped the shaggy haired pupil, taken by surpise and unable at  the moment to get his mental bearings.  Here, too, is a good talo of another  well known writer, Georgo Griffiths,  the novelist.  Griffiths seems to have run through  the whole gamut of religious and irreligious convictions.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  The   1909  production    of  wheat   in  Alberta, Saskatchewan   and Manitoba  was 140,cai,000 bushels',   of   oate 185,-  ^.-, ,     ���������, ,540,000,.   barley    28,102,000.      Alberta  loea, Ulceration, Displacements, i< al- j 1(}adst the Dominion in average yield  :,g of the \\omb, Painful or Irregu- p(;r acre   thc figure bei,1g 34 bushels  for fall wheat, 23 bushels for spring  ,,-,,, t, .. i, wheat, 45.54 bushels for oats, 31.5G  Nervous-less, Melancholy, Pains in the bushe-s for barley, 27.83 bushels for  Head, Back or Bowels,    Kidney   and ���������        . ..   "    -  Bladder troubles, where caused by  weakness peculiar to our sex. You  can continue treatment at home at a  cost of only about 12 cents a week.  My book "Women's Own Medical  AdvisV also sert free on request.  Write to-day. Address Mrs. M. Summers, Box II 77, Windsor, Ont:      7b  ''Frequently the. Case  "They say that Goldrocka carries  $100,000 life insurance.."  "Ves; it is true."  "He must consider, his life of,very-,  .jreat value." ���������   .  "That does not make it so". It'merely shows that he is worth more dead  chun alive,' so far as this "community is  concerned." -  Soft cornsTare difficult to eradicate,  but Holloway's Corn Cure will draw  them out painlessly.  She���������They tell liie, professor," that  you have m^stored- all modern  tongues. '  Professor Polyglot���������not exactly, not  exactly. All but two���������my .wife's and  her mother's/  If you are a sufferer from-colds get  a bottle of-Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup and tost.its qualities. It will be  found that no praise bestowed upon it  is too-high. It docs all that is claimed for it, and does it thoroughly. Do  not take any substitute" for Bickle's  Syrup, because it is the'best, having  stood the. test of years. All the best  dealers sell it.  rye.   Flax yields 1.1 bushels per acre.  In 1881 the. cattle trade of Canada  amounted to 25 head. In 1908 expoit  cattle brought $9.;101,184. Export  ^heep brought $1,196X24. This-is an  industry that has  made' good.  PILES CURED IN 6 to 14 DAYS  PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to  cure any    case    of    Itching,    Blind,  Bleeding or Protruding Piles in G to  14 days or money refunded.   50c.  The Dominion Government's tree  nursery at Indian Head ships annually to settlers over two million trees.  Of these 45 per cent, are green ash,-  ,r'0 per cent. Manitoba maple, 11 Dakota cottonwood, 3 per cent. American maple, 4 1-2 per cent, willow, a  half per cent. Russian poplar. Of  trees set out, 85 per cent thrive.  The total capit-1 of ,'168 American  firms operating in Canada is $100,800,-  000. Invested in packing plants,-five  million. ' Farm implements,' four  million. Mines fifty million. Mills  and timber fifty million. Land deals  in Alberta ten million. Land deals  in British Columbia two'million. Lumber and mines in Alberta, five' million. Total American investments in  Canadian   development,   $226,800,000.  A PERFECT HOME REMEDY.  flndorsed by th������ English lournalR���������"Lanort,"  "Science Silting*,'1 "Health."  Supplied to British Soldiers In South AfrUia.  For all Throat and OI������ndTroat)I������������, Pltai-liy,  Lnmpa. Ab*<-rua; Old floras, Ulcori, Palaat),  SklBDUnits������a, Kcai-mm, PltnpUi,Stiff Jaiats,  Bhetjmatltm, Lnmbijo, Spralai, Bralawa,  Pile.   ,:aU, Sure Fact Had Frail Btlai.  Sola by DruggleU, 2So. Try tt ono  .  anlckly otopu coughji,  ic   throat and   '  colds,  beiils  24 cents.  Total value of Canadian manufactured products for works employing  over five persons was in 1901, $481,-  053,000.    In   190G   $721,G64,835.  Minard's Liniment cures garget in cows  In this district there are 3,000  square -miles of prairie, long grass  prairie, dotted with small groves of  trees.  It was raining outside, and little  interrogative Irinn. was in one of her  worst, or at least most trying moods.  Father, busily writing at his desk, had  already reproved her several times for  bothering him with useless questions.  "I  say,  pa,    what "    "Ask    your  mother." "Honest, pn, this isn't a  silly one this time." "All right, this  once. What is it?" "Well, if the end  of tho world was to come, and the  earth was destroyed while a man was  up in an airship, whore would he land  whon he came down?"  A Disgusted Lover.  When James IV. of Scotland went  to London to propose for the hand of  Margaret, the daughter of Henry VII.,  he was somewhat disguested to find  her at their first meeting so busily en-  gaged in a game of cards tliat she was  scarcely able to give him any attention.  A MESSAGE OF HOPE  TO WORRIED MOTHERS  There is no other medicine can  equal Baby's Own Tablets for the ewe  of stomach, bowel and teething troubles. They come as a ������������������message of  hope to worried mothers as they  make sickly, peevi.-h, crying children  bright and well. And the. mother has  the guarantee of a government analyst that this medicine contains no  opiate or poisonous soothing stuff.  Mrs. Maurice Murphv, GlanforcT, Out.,  says:���������"! think Baby'B Own Tablets  the best medicine in the world. 1  know of nothing that can equal them  in curing stomach, bowel and teething troubles." Sold by nil .medicine  dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co ,  Brockvillc, Ont.  Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully refreshing for Bath or Toilet. For washing underclothing it is unequalled.  Cleanses and purifies. tf  Nothing in Sight  First Spinster���������What do you think  of the coming man?  Second Spinster���������Oh, I don't know.  I don't believe he's coming. I have  quit looking for him.  An Irishman and a Canadian judge  were one day travelling together  through Canada. They were discussing the relative merits of Canada  and Ireland, till at last the judge, getting angry at Pat's obstinacy in maintaining the superiority of Ireland,  asked���������"Now, in real earnest, wouldn't  you be a long time-in Ireland before  you'd have the honor of travelling  in a first-class carriage with a judge?"  "That could bo so," quickly retorted  Pat, "and you'd be a long time in  Ireland before they'd make a judge of  you."  Excited Naturalist���������"Aro you aware,  my dear sir, that this gate post of  yours is the femur of an arinthosel-  ida?"  Farmer (apologetically)���������"I always  thought it was somowhut odd like. It  don't match the other post nohow."  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Colas,  &c.  Bank clearings for tile month of  January wero $9,447,788, an increase  of near one hundred per cent, over  January a year ago. '  Corruption is only an injurious term  for the autumn of" a people.���������Nietzsche,  The Provincial Government has ton  fruit experimental, stations, and the  results so far demonstrate tliat appKs  and small fruits do exceedingly well  in Alberta.  , The rnuskrat product of the United  States, exclusive of Alaska, ia more  than 4,000,000 skins annually, nnd  .Canada produces over 1,000,000 more.  The total product of rnuskrat skins in  the United States and Canada during  the nineteenth century reached the  enormous amount of 250,000,000.  Alhortn'i   dairy   products   for   1903  were ���������.$800.560.,  Game Was Scarce  One of Private John Allen's favorite  stories is about a Georgia bishop.  One of the members of the bishop's  church met the reverend gentleman  one Sunday afternoon and was horrified to find the bishop carrying a  shotgun.  "My dear bishop." he protested, "I  am shocked to find you out shooting  on Sunday. The Apostles did not go  shooting on Sunday."  "No." replied the bishop, "they did  not. The shooting was very bad in  Palestine and they went fishing instead."  An estimate on a large scale, contemplating farming four sec'ions, with  steam plows, allows for a total expenditure before the' first crop, of  $12,000. At the end of six successful years the value of tho land, equipment and earned profits from year  to year will be $140,000. Thc estimate  is conservative in every particular,  and shows one of the greatest profit-  earning investments open to capital.  Some Difference  A long-winded, prosy counsellor was  arguing a technical case recently before one of the judges of the superior  court. He had drifted along in such a  desultory way that it was hard to  keep track of what he was trying to  present, and the judge had just vented a very suggestive yawn.  "I sincerely trust that I am not unduly trespassinb on the time of this  court," said the lawyer, with a suspicion of sarcasm in his voice.  "There is some difference," the  judce quietly observed, "between trespassing on time and encroaching on  eternity."  TAKE A DOSE OF  Warranted to Make a Hit  "What I want," said the theatrical  manager, "is a genuine novelty."  "Something realistic," replied the  playwright.  "Yes; that's the idea."  "How would it do to snring something with real actors in it?"  Ittt BIST. VilWm. ?0R (0UGM^%)">  It will imlantly relieve tliat tacking cough.  Token promptly J| will olten prevent  Asthma, Bronchitis and serious throat and  lung troubles. Guaranteed sale and very  palatable.  All Druggists, 25 cants.  DISTCMPER    .  CATARRHAL  FEVER '  AND ALL NOSE  XNO TUBOAT DISESSES  Cures the sldi ani acts u ������ prerentlve tor others. UauM g'l'en on th*  tongue. Sale lor brood mares and all others. * Best kidney remedy; 50c and  $1 a tattle; $5 and $10 the' dozen. Sold by all drucsists and horse roods  houses.   Distributors: AU Wholesale Drug Houses.  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U.,  No. 780.  oyii  \k  ;iivies  ,OUSf  FOR BREAD      ...     -      FOR PASTRY  ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION  WHAT MORE COULD YOU WISH FOR?  ���������CJ  ' 5  J  1  m  If  mminfmit,tfBmftiamMmni^s 1  ' ���������;-..  '  > -' ��������� -   , '������������������ ;-y  ' ���������'  *. .', <;'-*;  THE' LEDGE,   GREENWOOD, ' BRITISH COLUMBIA.  - * &  Children's Skin Troubles, Cuts, Etc  Every healthy child gets them, and  every mother has to "put something  y on."-  "What dp YOU put on ?  When you put an ointment on to a  child's skin it gets into the blood  through the pores just aa surely as if  < you put it into the child's stomach.  Did you ever think of that ? How important, therefore, that the salve or  ' balm should ho pure I .].  :   ���������  Zam-Buk is absolutely pare; contains,no. '.  animal fat; no minoral coloring matter; no  acid astringents; no burning antiseptics���������yet  it is, antiseptio I It'Js purely herbal, and  thug meets all. tbe needs of the akin in that  superior and all-powerful way ia which nature  alone provides.  Ch'Idron like"Zam-Buk best becauso as-soon  ss applied it stops the pain and the smarting  of the injury or sore place. Healing then sera  in immediately.  All Dttuaoun im> Storm, 60a,  ; A Contagious Candidate  A candidate for municipal honors,  irritated by the heckling' and the  groans of discontent from the back  benches, exclaimed furiously: "Well,  I don't care what you say, you've got  to have me whether you like it or  not." "Why, ' guv'nor," inquired a  plaintive voice Irom the back of the  hall, "Vou ain't the bloomin' measles,  are you?"  Irate Customer���������"See here! That  student lamp you sold me a week ago  is no good. It won't work."  , Dealer���������"Beg pardon, sir. I ought  to have told, you it was a college student lamp."     * ,  Lord Rosebery is said to be' writing  his autobiography. ~< Some .volumes  recently issue'd which purported to be  official biographies" of statesmen are  said v to have impressed him-with the  misrepresentation to which the public  is frequently, subjected by literary executors, and he is determined that  this shall not happen in liis own case  An old man went into a life insurance oflice an.d asked'to be insured.  'The company asked his age. Ho replied: "Ninety-four."  "Why, my good man, we cannot insure you," said the clerk.   .  "Why not?" he demanded.  ''Why, you are ninety-four years  old."  "What of that,'"the old man cried;  "look at statistics and they will show  that fewer men die at ninety-four than  at any other age."���������Pacific Mutual  News.  A grocer-enjoys the unenviable notoriety of selling the worst goods in  the district, but he has not recovered  from the shock he got the other day  when a little girl came into the shop  and said:  "My mamma sent me for two  pounds of your best tea to kill rats  with, and a pound of your finest ham,  and mind and cut it in good thick  slices, for it is to..sole.and heel my  dad's boots."  Reports fron\ Brooks and Bassano  indicate that tliese points have grown  into towns. A number of buildings  are going up, real estate offices" are  doing business and general merchants  are seeking locations. Last year men  doubted that the land down there  was worth having. A few years ago  Brooks was thought to be the last  place on earth. In another year it  will be an important wheat centre.  The Canadian Pacific still owns  some 9,000,000 acres of land in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  This land ranges, from $10 to $30.  Suppose it averages $18, its value  would be $162,000,000. It looks like  the C. P. R. could afford to be generous.  There are three Agricultural Colleges in Canada, in Manitoba, Nova  Scotia and Ontario. Saskatchewan is  contemplating one at Saskatoon, and  Alberta at Strathcona. The attendance at the Ontario College is 1,225;  at Nova Scotia 348, in Manitoba 183.  Mrs. Wise���������So you're going to marry  and go to housekeeping, eh? "Why,  you don't know the first thing about  keeping house?  Miss Pert���������Oh, yes,.I do.  Mrs. Wise���������I'd like to know what?  Miss Pert���������The first thing is to get  a man to keep house for.���������Catholic  News.  In 1909 the acreage of sugar beets  in Alberta was 3,300 acres. The  average crop was 10 tons.to thc acre,  and the average sugar contents 16  'per cent. The net profit per acre  amounts to from $20 to $40.  . Hirshimd���������How   many   people    are  there in thn house back of us?  Wife���������I   don't   know.     They   have  their washing done at the laundry.  r.onowea tne book.  '.'Die. Bertruud Maitruvera!" blssed  (be villain. And tbe hero or the piece  prepared to fall and perish, as per In-  structions of tbe protnpl book.  But, alack, tbe revolver with which  tbe fell deed wits to be executed failed  to do Its horrid work! The rlljuln.  however, was a man of resource.  lie stole behind his victim and smote  him on  the  head   with the biitt  end  "of the refractory weapou, aud tbe hero,  thinking one death,as good as auottier,  feM to the ground. ���������  ��������� All would have gone well now, but  tbe promoted super, who was taking  the part of the policeman who discovered tbe body, was late in taking his  cue. He walked ou and" In due,course  found the body. He was not a funny  man by any means, but still his Brat  words caused a yell of laughter.  "Shot!" be "cried* tragically. ��������� "Be's  been shot through the back!"���������London  Scraps. _ , ,-  A Peculiarity of Dreams.  As to dreams, there was a discussion  at the club lunch, aud one man remarked that no man dreamed of himself as braver than he is. When tbe  dream came the dreamer was always  tbe underdog. Be was In horrible  danger and never'did anything picturesque to face it There may be men  who are brave In their sleep, but It  would be interesting to find one man  outside of tbe dozen sleeping cowards  who Is a bero in a dream.���������London  Chronicle. N  Decayed Famines.  We have knowu Moneys who were  entirely lguorant ot the race from  which they came. Sometimes it Is tar  otherwise. The family of Conyers is a  remarkable example. It ended In the  last barouet. Sir Thomas, who died In  1810 without male- Issue. He would  have passed away lu the parish work-  liou-se of Cuesterle street bad not Bob  ert Surtees of Mainsfortb. the hlsto-.  rlaii of the country palatine of i;ur-  barn, and olber generous neighbors In  terveued. To tbe last be showed thai  be was well aware of the dignity ot  the bouse he represented aud for some  time declined to receive assistance  from his friends. Another remarkable  raise Is that of Grenvllle. This family  wns noteworthy in the wars of Hie  Caroline period, yet as .-.time passed  ���������*aril{ so low that two of Its members  were at oue time receiving parish relief, and one of them, evidently by  some mistake which It Is difficult to  account for, was twice picked for blgb  sheriff at tbe very time be was a pauper.���������London Athenaeum.  A COSTLY ACCIDENT.  The Wave of'a Hand, an Upset Ink  Bottle and Bankruptcy.  The mere moiloii of a baud ruined  Cobbetl & Co., one ot the largest and  weall blest of , lOnglish engineering  tirins. They and' au American tinn  tendered bids for tbe building of tbe  gr<>at Kaura bridge for the Itusslan  government. Jacob Cobbctt. who was  the brain and center of the business,  speiiI Mix mouths,in the designing and  iiuiiractiiig and bad all bis plans reaily.  (lis li Id wns accepted, and material  wns.nought in enormous quantities. A  Mine limit bud been set both for tbe  (-(iiiuiieiiceiiicnt and finish, and Cobbctt was perfecting Ills plans and man-  , Ing sure of the smallest details, with  till the formula spread out on rbe table before him, when he stretched but  bis hand, overturned an'ink pot and  drowned the most important ot the  papers In a black sea.  -Cubbett bad a poor memory. In a  fever of anxiety he tried to reconstruct  bis plans from stray notes. ,lt was liu-  pi-sslble. and he called on the Russian  government for more time. Time was  refused, and Russia repudiated tbe  co-itrnct on, tbe ground of delay, as  thi agreement allowed. Cobbett could  not get bis work through In time, and  the Yankee nrm. which now advanced  a cheaper tender, with cut and dried  plans, got tbe Job. The loss drove  Cobbett & Co. to bankruptcy, and tbe  great Kaura bridge In Bussla Is American built.���������Loudon Scraps.  Another Fish Story  Brown had returned from a fishing  expedition, and, after partaking of a  most welcome dinner, was relating  some of his fishing experiences, says  the Buffalo Times.  "Last year," said he, "while fishing  for pike, I dropped half a sovereign.  I went to the same place this year,  and after my line had been cast a few  minutes I felt a terrific pull. Eventually I landed a fine pike, which had [  swallowed the hook, and on cutting it  open to release the hook, to my  amazement."  "Ah," said his friends,'"you found  a  half-sovereign."  "Oh, no," replied Brown, "I found  nine shillings and sixpence in silver  and threepence in copper."  "Well, what became of the other  threepence in copper."  "I suppose . tho pike paid to go  through the, lock with,.it," answered  Br.wn.        ."���������"''  STOMACH MISERY  BANISHED Br "FBIJIT-A-TIYES"    ���������  %^M$>W^  '"   Wdk  THE WOODEN  HORSE.  An Old Time Form of Military Punishment In England.  Torture on a graud seule In England  went out with Kelton, the nssassin ot  Hucl-lrigliaui, but torture ou a small  scale continued to be practiced on  ���������military offenders down to the eighteenth century. Tbe form most frequently resorted to was that known us  tbe wooden horse, to ride which was  tbe punishment accorded for petty  ihi-fls. Insubordination and so on. The  wooden horse was made of planks  milled together so as to form a sharp  ridge or angle about eight or ninp feet  long This ridge represented tne back  of tbe horse and was supported -by  four posts or legs about five feet lilgb  placed on a staud made movable by  truckles. To complete the resemblance  to ihe noblest animal in creation a  head and tall were added.  When a soldier was sentenced, either by court martial or by his commanding officer, to ride the horse he  was placed on the brute's back, with  bis' hands tied behind him. and frequently enough, in order to Increase  the pain, muskets were fastened to his  legs to weigh them down or, as was  jocularly said, to prevent the fiery, untamed, barebacked stped from kicking  lut off.-Londou Graphic.  ' Some diners in America were discussing the merits of different kinds of  gamebirds. .One preferred wild duck,  another woodcock, and still another  thought a quail the * most delicious  ���������trticle of food. ' The discussion and  the dinner ended at about the. same  time.  "Now," said one of the company to  the 'colored waiter, "what kind of  game do you like best?"  '.'Well, sur, to tell the truf," ro-  olied the negro, "almost any lend of  bird suits me, but what I like bes' is  an American eagle served on a silver  dollar!"  $25 FOR  A LETTER  Can  MR. ALCIDE HEBERT  Stratford Centre, Wolfe Co., Que.  "I have been completely cured of a  frightful  condition   of   my   Stomach  through the wonderful fruit medicine  1 J'ruit-a-tives'.  I could not eat anything  but what I suffered awful pain from  Indigestion.  My bead ached incessantly.   ���������  ���������I was told to try  'Fruit-a-tives' and  sent for six boxes.    Now I am entirely  well,  can eat any ordinary food and  never" have a Headache."  ALCIDE HEBERT.  50c. a box, 6 for $2.50, or trial box,  25c. At all dealers or from Fruit-a-  tives Limited, Ottawa.  Eight Prizes to be A warded in a  Letter Writing Contest Open  to Everyone in the Western Provinces.  Williams' Pink Pills   for Pale  Dr.  Plenty of fresh air,  sleeping out-doors and a  plain, nourishing diet are  all good and helpful, but  the most important of  all is ���������   ..'���������'���������.:���������'������������������:'.������������������   1  Scoff's Eiiiiilsion  It is the standard treatment prescribed by physicians all over the world  for this dread disease. It  is tlie ideal food-medicine to heal the lungs  and build up the wasting  body.  FOR SALE BY ALL DR0COISTS  Btad )0o��������� una ot paper and Mil* ad. lor  our beautiful'DaTlnea Bank aud Child'.  Sketch.Rook. Each bank oonlalaa a Good  Luck Vaony.  SCOTTABOWNE  120 Wellington St., Wo.1, Toronto, OaL  mmmsa    W, MY U., No. 780.  Four Useful Senses.  The naturalist of Wobrook-ln the-  nills had pointed out a rabbit squatting close under a bush, aud the ladies bad declared In chorus that Uiey  could not see tbe little animal.  "How do you manage to see everything?" asked one of the party, with  tlatterlng inflection.  "Well," began the naturalist confidently, "'taln't altogether, seeing.  Sometimes I see, but when 1 can't see  with my eyes 1 smell things with my  nose, and when 1 can't smell things  with my nose 1 hear 'em with ray  ears, and when I can't bear with my  ears I prickle all over."���������Youth's Companion.  Curacao's Good Schools.  In all Curacao schools, from the  most exclusive to the humblest government school. In which the little  black or parchment Dutch twigs unbent. Dutch. French, Spanish. English  aud Papiemento ore used and taught.  Ity the neighboring Islands and even on  the mainland and ns far away as Central America these schools are highly  regarded, and a large number of for-  elgri children are sent to Curacao ta  get their education.���������Charles Johnson  Post In Century.  The Pirst Banonniai..  Mention of the ("qieriiiii-iit of placing  dogs in battlcsliip.s subjected to bombardment recalls the fuel (hat animals  were used as passengers in the early  experiments in Hying. In fm-t. the first  modern iierinl travelers were a sheep.  a cock and a duck, which were suspended in a cage hem-nth the balloon  sent up from Versailles by Joseph  Montgoltier In IT.-C5. A voyngvj)f two  miles left lliciii i|iiili- uninjured, except  the sheep had Ul< ked the cock in the  wing, in America, too. early experiments were ui.-ide with animals which  were let up to n certain height by a  rope.-London I'hi-nitii-le.  Influence of Sunshine.  XI. I'milllet. an altogether competent  authority on the subject, concluded  from some experiments he made tlmt  the cold of void external space must  be at least 2.13 of Fahrenheit's scale  lower than the temperature of freez  ing water���������that Is. further below freezing water than boiling wafer Is above  It. Such would certainly be Ihe condition of things upon the snrface of the  earth In the entire absence of sunshine, and such the earth will eventually become, for it Is as certain as any  thing In tbe world that the time will  come when tbe heat of tbe sun will  cease.���������Exchange.    "'  Definition of Tact.  Mrs. Py������e��������� Mrs.fBIank certainly possesses a lot of tact: Mrs. Hyne���������Wlial  Is you definition of "tact?" Mrs. I'ytie  -Tact Is a woman's ability to make  her husband believe he Is having bis  own way.���������Llpplncott's.  Hatred's Dividends.  Ilafred takes time and energy and  health   Aud the dividends on the Investment are pitifully small and uu-  satlsfactory.-nAtchlson Globe.  A Haughty Personage.  Professors In (Jerniiiny are Important personages and know It, but few  probably ever reach the pinnacle of  hiiughtlneHfl attained by Ihe one of  whom this anecdote Is narrated.  He was one of the greatest men In  the faculty at Heidelberg. One (lay  the nulhorliles of that city ordered  that the street In front of the professor's house should he pared.  "If you don't stop that noise," remarked the professor to (he pavers, "I  shall give up my position as 11 member  of the Heidelberg faculty."  The pavers stopped work at onre.  The municipal authorities trout around  tn Inquire respectfully of the professor  when thoy might pave the street.  "When I take my vacation," he pc-  piled.  Then, and l hen only, was tbe street  pave***.  Admiral Moreo tells a good story of  a peppery old seaman under "whom he  served many years ago. During some  tactical operations one of the ships  of tlie squadron had made sorne bad  blunders, and at length the admiral  completely lost his temper. He stormed about his quarter deck and informed his hearers of his opinion of  the officer in command of the erring  ship. When he paused for want of  breath lie turned to the signaler and  said to him, "And you can tell him  that, sir!"  The man scratched his head meditatively. "I bug-pardon, sir," he  ventured, "but I don't think we have  quite enough flags for your message."  MAINTAIN SKIN  PURITY  Tlm constant use of'Cuticura Soap,  assisted whan..necessary by Cuticura  Ointment, not only preserves, puri-  .fies and beautifies the skin, scalp, hair  and hands of infants, children and  adults, but tern's to prevent clogging  of' the pores, the common cause> of  nimples, blackheads, inflammation,  irritation, redness, roughness and  other annoying and unsightly-conditions. In the speedy and economical  treatment of torturing, disfiguring  eczemas, rashes and eruptions of the  skin and sc-lp, these pure, sweet and  gentle emollients are invaluable.  People have been used in the Western Provinces for a generation. Hundreds of remarkable cures have been  reported during that time and there  is scarcely a family in which the  remedy has not been tried with benc-  licial results. This furnishes the material for the letter to be written in  this contest, 'there is no demand  upon the imagination, every letter  must deal with facts and facts only.  THE PRIZES.  The Dr. "Williams' Medicine Co., of  Brockvilie, Ont., will award a prize  of $25.00 for the best letter received  on or before the 15th day of- March,  1910, from the Western Provinces on  the subject "Why I Recommend Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills." A prize of  ^ 10.00 will be awarded for the second  best letter received; a prize of $5.00  for the third best letter; and five  prizes of $2.00 each for the next best  five letters.  THE CONDITIONS.  The cure or bunelit from the use of  1).-. Williams' Pink Pills described in  die letter may be in the writer's  own case, or one that has come under his or her personal observation.  More than one cure may be described in the letter, but every statement must be literally and absolutely  true.  The letter should be no longer than  is necessary to relate the benefit obtained from the remdy in the case  described.  livery letter must be signed by the  full -name and correct address of tlie  person sending it. If it describes the  cure of some person other than thc  writer of the letter, it must also be  signed by the person whose cure is  described as a guarantee of the truth  of the statement made.  The writer of each letter must stale  the name and date of the paper in  which he or she saw this announcement.  Fine writing will not win the prize  unless you have a good case to describe. The .strength of the recommendation and not the style of the  letter will be the basis of the award.  It is understood tiiat The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co. shall have the  light to publish any -letter entered  in this contest if they desire to do so  whether it wins a prize or not.  The contest will close on March  15th, 1910, and the prizes will be  awarded as soon as possible thereafter. Do not delay. If you know of  a cure write your letter NOW. Observe the above conditions carefully  or your letter may be thrown out.  Address all letters as follows:  The    Dr.    Williams'    Medicine    Co  Brockvilie,  Ont.  Letter Contest Department.  Hate to Give  In  There is soniething about the char-  actor, of mules that makes their owners at times almost equally stubborn.  This dialogue concerning one, if not  iwo such animals:  "Why don't you get rid of that  mule?"  "Well, suh," answered Erastus Pink-  ley, "I hates to give in. If I was  to trade dat mule off he'd regard it as  a personal victory. He's been trying  fob de las' six weeks to get rid of  me,"  DAMES AND .DAUGHTERS.  Miss Alice Getty, the accomplished  daughter of II. Ii. deity of Chicago  and the Avenue 'des Champs hHyuces.  lias startled Paris by formally Joining  (he   Buddhist   religion.  Ida Lewis, the well known life saver  aud keeper of Lime liock lighthouse,  at Newport, li. 1��������� has beeu made an  honorary member of the Newport  Yacht club, the first woman to secure  this honor.  Mrs Ceorge W. Chllds Drexel Is one  of the uckiiowlcdgt-d social leaders of  Philadelphia, and her palatial town  house ou Locust street Is frequently  the Hccuc of elaborate entertainments  during the season.  Miss Anna Heinrlcbsdorff of Moscow, after studying four years at the  Berlin Pulyteclinidil Institute, passed  the clcclriciil engineer's examination  iu all its branches, receiving lu each  me the marl- excellent.  Mrs. Itlt.-hiird Wal son Glider as  president of the Nittluiial League For  the Civic l-.'ducatlon of Woman has  been astced to cause au Investigation  to be made of (lie conditions under  which wnmen work In the laundries  in ('renter .New York.  Mrs. W W. Armstrong of-Rochester  has been re elected for a third term  as presldi-nt of the board of managers  of the ivli.riiiatnry for women at  Albion, N. V. This Is a mixed board,  and the secretary and treasurer are  men. Mrs. Armstrong Is on the commission in charge of establishing the  state farm for women.  FOR RUN-DOWN PEOPLE  .  Your blood has become thin and weak.  Tlie drain upon your eyiiem the put few  months hu been very great' Youorecoa-  aequently feeling "all out of ������ort������" and  "run down." lour appetite ia bad and  you hardly have enough energy left to do  your daily duties. You ihould take  PSYCHINE. thegrcalertof Tonics, with-  out delay. This will put you o'n your feet  at once.  Gentlemen :-.."I have used PSYCHINE  and I do think it is the greatest tonic and  system builder known. 1 would advise all  who are run-down or physically weak to  use PSYCHINE.". Yours truly. Mrs. Jan.  Bertrand, West Toronto.  If rn an weak PSYCHINE wlH mafca 7������������ Onus.  For Sak br all DnnitU ft Dcalars. 50c A $1  par bolll*.  Dr. T. A. SLOCUM  LIMITED,  Toronto;  PRONOUNCED SI-KEEN  ******** ** ********  * *  Restorative  Treatment for  Nervous Men  Coming from a source of unquestioned authority on the ailments of men it is presumed to  be infallible while the profession  generally endorse thc ingredients  and prescribe them in many different forms of various diseases.  The following formula is highly  eiiicient in quickly restoiing in  nervous exhaustion, melancholia, anxiety, ti.nidity in venturing, dizziness, heait palpitation,  tremoling limbs, iiisomnia,"-thin-  ness, cold extremities tired-all-  in feeling and general inability  to do those natural and rational  acts upon which depends a  man's success and happiness in  social aiid every-day life.  The instructions for mixing at  home secretly so that no embarrassment may be felt, are as follows: First get three ounces of  syiup sarsaparilla compound and  one ounce compound fluid balm-  wort; mix and let stand two  hours. Then add one ounce compound essence cardiol and one  ounce tincture cadomene compound (not cardamom), and mix  all together. The directions are  to take one tcaspoonful after  each meal and one when retiring, until bounding health and  full strength r.rrf restored. Even  a few weeks will witness most  wonderful results.  Astonishing nervous force and  equilibrium follow the treatment,  no matter how serious thc case.  This contains no opiates whatever and may also be used by  women who suffer with their  nerves with absolute certainty of  prompt and lasting benefits.  Church and Clergy.  Tbe oldest Meihodist Episcopal church  in Maine is al .Monmouth. Tbe church  was organized hy Jesse Lee-In 1794.  There are mil many women preachers In ("rent Iti-ltaiu. but Miss Uarrlet  Orfer linker is in charge of a congregational hall in a small village In Susies, and Miss I.. C..K. Smith Is tbe  elected pastor of a congregation In  Cardiff.  The Rev. S<������dgwlck YV. Bid well of  East Mldillehur.v. \'t.. who finished his  active pastorate at the age of ulnety  after sixty-six years in the ministry,  celebrated his one hundredth birthday recently by preaching In the Methodist -church.  The Rev. John P. flarvanl. .who celebrated his tiinerleih birthday recently,  has heeri vicar <>f Little Muplestead.  Kiigland. for rjfty-tive years. His Income from the living is ������M a year,  aud he lives in a cottage for which he  pays ������5 a year rent.  Hurried  Down  Stranger ("at the door)���������1 am trying  to find a lady whose married name I  have forgotten.    She  is  a singularly  beautiful woman, with pink and white  complexion, seashell ears, lovely eyes  and Titian hair.  Servant���������Really, sir, I don't know-  Voice  (from  head  of stairs)���������Jane,  toll thc gentleman I'll be down in a  minute.  Deafness Cannot Be Cured.  y local applications, as they cannot reach tho 01*  ,aa������l portion ol the ear. There Is only oue way to  cure doatnew, and that Is by constitutional remedies.  Dcafneu Is caused by an Inflamed condition ot ths  mucous lining ol tlio Eustachian Tube. When this  tube Is Inflamed you havo a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, aud when It Is entirely closed, Oeat-  ness Is the result, and unless the Inflammation can ba  taken out and this tubo restored to Its normal condition, hearing will be deotroyed lor ever; nine cases  out ot ten are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing  but an Inflamed condition or the mucoua surraces.  We will clvc One Hundred Dollars (or any case ot  Deafness (caused by calanh)  that cannot be cured  by Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Send lor circulars, free.  *������ F. J. CHENEY 4 CO.. Tolcda, O.  Sold by Drueirlats. 76e.  _ Take Hairs Family Pills lor constipation.  ********  **   ********  There are at present 3,000,000 acres  under grazing land in the West, chi f-  ly in Southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan.  Things Theatrical.  William (Jlllette Is now at work on a  new coiii������dv to la- produced by Charles  '���������Yohmau as soon as It is complered.  Lnuise (iuiiiiliig is to star In "The  (ilassblowers," with music by John  Philip Sotisa. The book is by Leonard  Sibling. !  It'.ii h St. Denis, who has created a  sensation in New York with, her East  Indian dances, was at one time an actress in Mrs. Leslie Carter's company  in "I)ti Barry."  The Sliuherts have accepted "The  Man Higher fp." the first dramatic  work of Arthur J. Eddy, author of  "(iaiit'in & Co." Il will be produced  in New York shortly.  Louis Mann has made an adaptation  of 'The Double Man," written by Arthur Llpshuetz and William Jacoby.  and will produce it as "Two of Him,"  although he will uot personally take  part In the farce.  "I never asked the laundryman how  long it takes to do up a shirt," said  the boarder, who wants to be an end  man, "but my experience is that it's  no longer than three washings."  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine  Tablets. .Druggists refund money if it  fails to cure. 2.-W. GJtOVE'S signature is on each box.   25c.  During the month of January 129  homesteads, 120 homesteads and preemptions, and 22 pre-emptions wero  filed in the Calgary office, while 10  homesteads were purchased.  Costiveness and Its Cure.���������When  the excretory organs refuse to perform  their functions properly the intestines  become clogged. This is known as  costiveness and if neglected gives rise  to dangerous complications. I'urrne-  lee's Vegetable 1'ills will effect a  speedy cure. At the first intimation  of this ailment the sufferer should pro-"  cure a packet of the pills and" put  himself under a course of treatment. ���������  The good effects of the pills will be  almost immediately evident.  The Writers.  Heroic, But Necessary . |'.  Burglar (to father, trying to put the  baby to sleep)���������No noise or I will  fire.       !  New Father���������Let 'er go. It's the  only thing that'll quiet the kid.  The shade of Dr. Johnson met the'  shade of Noah Webster.  "Hush, Doc." said the latter, and  he swiftly drew the great lexicographer along the chilly hallway.  Presently the Sound of a violent  rumpus reached them. Hoarse voices  were raised m shrill debate; a hard  gravel fell like a trip hammer on a  shuddering desk.  "What is the solution of this prodigious uproar?" inquired the big  Englishman in his characteristic way.  The unabridged - Webster cackled  with delight.  "Those simplified spellers are fighting again!" he screeched.  Free to Our Readers.  Write Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago, for 48-puge illustrated Eye Book  l-'rcc. Write all about Your Eye  Trouble and they will advise as to the  I'roper Application of the Murine Eye  Remedies in Your Special Case. Your  'Jruggist will tell you that Murine Relieves Sore Eyes, Strengthens "Weak  Ryes. Doesn't Smart, Soothes Eye  I'ain, and sells for 50c. Try it in Your  Eyes and in Baby's Eyes for Scaly  Eyelids and Granulation.  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Distemper  The priestess of the temple at Delphi; after the usual incantations,  handed out this oracular and mysterious message: -  "No wist het imefo ralgo odrnont  oco met ot heai doft hepar ty."  Nobody could translate it.  It was written in a language entirely unknown.  Thousands of years afterward, however, an American typewriter salesman . found it exceedingly easy, nnd  turned it into a rallying cry that will  thrill the hearts of patriots through  all the coining ages.  The. povernment gives as the cost  of starting a farm in Alberta: Tools  and implements $550, team $250,  other stock $250, in addition to household necessities.  Saskatchewan's prairie area comprises 86,826,2-10 acres. North of this  is heavy timber, and unexplored  region; 57,000,000 acres of this are  arable. In 1903, 6,921,217 acres were  under cultivation.  After the Decree  Dakota Judge to man who had lost  tho case)���������Well, what are your plans  for the future, sir?  Man Unhitched���������I think I'll stop  marrying and settle down.  Spellbinder (on the stump)���������"Gen-  llQinon, in all my career I have never  boon  approached with  a bribe!"  Voice from tho rear���������"Cheer up,  old man, your luck may change!"  English Officer���������In battle musicians  are always kept in the rear.  Retired Veteran���������We tried that at  tho battle of the first Bull Run. They  got run over and were killed.  Health and comfort in  old age depend largely on keeping the liver aud kidneys in  action.  Pains and aches, stiffness of  joints, lumbago and rheumatism tell of poisons left in the  blood by sluggishness of the  liver and kidneys.  Dr. A. W.Chase's  Kidney & Liver  Pills  Stand in high favor with men and  women of advanced ago becauso  they quickly awaken the liver and  ensure regular healthful action of  the kidneys and bowels.  Bjf rcanon of their direct nn<l combined nction on tho liver and kidneys Dr. A. W.  Chase's Kidney ond Llvi-r l'llta imsltlvely  cure livor complaint, blllournowi, coiislipa-  Uon, back&cho and kldnoy dUcaso.    -  V&   fii   1       KAONEX AMD <  Ono pill a dona, 26 ct-u a box, nt nil dcakra  or Kdmonoon, Ilatas & Co, Toronto,  SuboUtates wlU only disappoint yoo.  Mark Twain Is now seventy-four and  Is suffering with a tobacco heart, yet  he himseir says tliat he never smoked  more than one cigar at a time.    -  Mary Johnston, ihe novelist, has dc-  lared  herself In  nill sympathy  with  the  movement  to secure Ihe  political  i-iifraiirlilHeineiil of women.  l-'nicrson's two rules to young schol-  ,irs have-often tieeu quoted. "Kooni  alone" arid "Keep a journal." lie followed the Inner rule faithfully all Ills  life, and It was hi this journal that be  learned tbe art of writing.  On Count Tolstoy's recent visit to  Moscow he was pursued hy tbe cine  inatogniph and pelted with Bowers b->  ihe thousands assembled at the station  to see him off. On reaching Yasnaya  Pnlyana tbe aged count was visited b.i  faintnesa.  Post���������I'm trying to get a first-class  chauffeur to run my car.  1'arker���������Can't you find a good one?  Post���������No.    All the fine ones    have  made so much money that they now  own and operate their own machines.'  ���������Sundav Masrazine.  The Cookbook.  DR. MORSE'S   INDIAN     ROOT     PILLS  are made according to a formula  in use nearly a century ago among  the Indians, and learned from  them by Dr. "Morse. Though repeated attempts have been made,  by physicians and chemists, 'it  has heen found impossible to improve the formula of the pills.  Dr. Morse's Indian Koot Pills are  a household remedy throughout  the world for Constipation and all  Kidney and Liver troubles. They  act promptly and effectively, and  CLEANSE  TEE  SYSTEM  Do you trap or bay  Furs? I am Canada's  largest denier, I pay  highest prices, your  shipments solicited.  I pay mall and express cli.srucs; remit  promptly. Also lirtrcst dealer in Beefhldes,  !psklns,e       "  sent free, c 9  Sheepskii  , elc. Quotations and shipping tags  8  JOHN  HALLAM, TORONTO  Trolled suet puddings will bare an  added nutrlrneut If they are mixed  wild milk or milk aud water.  If a turkey or chickeu is rubbed Inside and out with lemon it will make  the meat white. Juicy and tender.  To beat bread srwnge quickly use a  large sized egg beater. It does the  same work as a machine aud Is quickly cleaned, and. It will also save work  In mixing cake batter.  A prerty way to bake apples Is to cut  them into halves, leaving on the skin.  Sprinkle a little sugar over thera and  bake In a pan. skiu side down. The  skin need not be eaten, but It holds  the slice In form.  Flower and Tree.  A white plue will measure twenty-  flvo feet at twenty years and gait  twenty-live feet more In the next ten  y-iars.  The smallest tree In the world lathe  ('roeiiland birch. Its height is less  ihan three inches, yet It covers a radius of two or three feet.  The pest of Urlflsh Columbia forests  Is a plant called the devil's club. It  'ias spikes which when they enter the  lesh break off and produce polsoied  i-ounds, whleh fester.  A NECESSITY FOR 1910  ���������NOT A LUXURY  Keeps contents hot 24 hours without  fire.     Keeps   contents   cold  days  without  ice.  Ask for Thermos.   Ask any dealer  Canadian Thermos.Bottle Co., Ltd.  12-14 Sheppard St., Toronto.  The pork business for 1908 in Alberta was two and one-half times thnt  of 1905, the number of hogs marketed  being 75,000 head. There are*"' two  packing plants, and others are contemplated. Thc nature of the climate  makes pork raising exceedingly safe  and profitable.  Arithmetic Out of Plumb  Second Year Wife���������Amos, why don't  you spend more of your time with mif  Club Husband���������My   angel,   I   jrisl  count the hours that keep me from  your side.  "Then there   is something   wronp  with your flrrures."  Muddled Brains  /esult from an overloaded  stomach, sluggish liver, inactive bowels, or impure  blood. Clear thinking follows the use of  BEECTHABf'S  (Sold Everywhere.  lo Boxes 35 cents.  I"3  ���������Fon���������  Epslepsy arid Fits  IMPORTANT   NOTICE  Inn" In Kuron"), nnnsoly!���������Full  , S0.GO1 ounrtor <lo��������� O.TSt ikm-  A BRANCH OFFICE hu booa mtabllahud at 107 St.  JaoBOfl* Chamber*, Toronto.  REDUCTION    IN   PRICE  Thin Important ohanafl pormltiot price* iHjInaro-  lucodto flio������o provojllna '   ' '  pitokmio. SU.00) half <lo��������� K    .  Uuto or orprowi ohnrgna oitra.  Tne OMI.T CANADIAN AND V.������. ADDIHH8  TRENCH'S  REMEDIES,  LIMITED  107 Bt. Jamss' OHAjtrmni! TORONTO,  Pnntphlot ra������ll������<l f rwt na appllcaton,  ���������Bow*r������i of^ Hpurloufl" liialtnfcotw.   A,ll paokmrw ol  '   " trtdomark ������m1 l������  Trenoh'i Bom������.ir matt   _  tnbrokou condition on ual  bear our I  snub &nil- - ^jzr-*r#zzjzz���������,vt?~~z ��������� imizz  5 t^Kt arzzat\*i*z~x^ixz'xi  _ jn enuaatw. rwtnv&ujz: -a. jw -  THE    LEDGE,     GREEN WOOD,     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  The  Union  Eholt, B. G.  A GOMFORTA  HOSTELRY  John'-A.JVIejVra  Proprietor.  sxep  *V<& **���������������*$  Kelson, B.-fr  <"KO.   T.   ll'KLl.S,   I'i-ii]ii-l������!lin-.  First-class in everything*.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Leaves Green wood for Spokane  ab 7 a. in., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. rn. J. JioDoxku,.  fflsmf^of&iMti&s  -���������ST-  I  ft  About Float  Final- is not. a porioilioal.  It- is a book containing SO  iiltir-tnitiiins all told, nnd  is iilleil with .sketches and  stories of western life. Ifc  li-lls liow a,-raiiililti* cashed  in after the llusli days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver. long after  "Noah was (lead ;' how a  parson took a drink at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in ;'),'3 ; how the  saloon man on (prayed tlio  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically depicts the.  roainings of a western  editor among the tehder-  feet in the cent; lielb. It  contains the early history  of "Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In it are printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send for  one before it is loo late.  The price is 25 cents,  postpaid to any part of the  ���������world. Address all letters to  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , aud the price is J: a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  f.?-SO a year. Address all1 letters lo The  Ledge,-Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  ���������    PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B C, MARCH 31, 1910.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  tliat the  editor   would  once more like to  commune with  your collateral.  Tin* sun. rises  on Sunday.  every  day, even  TiiERi* should be no such thing  as poverty, but up to date tho  church, state and science does not  seem to have, brains enough to  successfully grapple with the problem. It is the most important  problem today in the world and  the man who solves it will become an earthly deity.  ������@ ������  I  1  PH0ENIX  The nearest hotel to the  Graub}' mines. One of the  largest dining rooms in the  city. The bar is replete Cy  with nerve bracers of all "V<  kinds, and tho most fra- ������f  grant cigars. Drop up and b ,  see me. iJ\  A. 0. JOHNSON    i  ������\n pnopun-TOi*.. &*-"  $?ioneejp  GREENWOOD, B. C.  <L*t  ameron.  0ote  Green-caood, S. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the same management. Rooms  ,eorafortable, meals equal to any in the  city, and the bar sppplies only the best.  Corner of Greenwood and Government  Streets.  J, W. Kelson  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Js the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and.  Evening    Night-Caps.  ���������"Buttermilk  a specialty during the  warm season.  Dempsey, & Rippeto.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  It is not  known  yet who  coppered Granby stock.  Do nothing .and you will be shy  on friends or enemies.  It is better to see  the best in  others than the worst.  Thk crime of poverty is usually  punished by hard labor.  Eastek   passed   away   without  thc hens going on strike.  Tt is a dull  when nobody  ollice.  day  in  Vancouver  opens a real estate  You must keep off the grass in  Winnipeg, at tleast in the summer  time.  Tin-: government will havo enemies that does not build a road to  every man's door.  Tlie discovery of coal near the  yt-llowhead on the Grand Trunk  Pai-ilic will be a boon to the West.  It was discovered.by some ex'army  (.llicci's from France, and experts  estimate that there are eight hundred million tons in sight. This  coal should be upon the market-  within a year or two. If if vast  field of petroleum can now be discovered in the W'est our joy will  be complete.  The honest real estate agents in  Vancouver arc beginning to protest  against the methods employed by  wild-cattera to r catch the Rubes  who have a mania for buying lots,  no matter where situated as long  as they get in cheap. If Vancouver desires to salve its fair name  during the- inevitable slump that  must come in the real estalo boom  it should do something now to  curb the many sharks who aro plying under the name of real estate  agents and using wildcat methods,  to divorce tho innocent 'from- their  money.-   '  Hallky's comet is striking great  terror into the hearts of the Mexicans, and great pilgrimages are  being made by the peons to the religious shrines. Even back iu the  New England States certain people arc sure 'that the comet .will  put tho earth over a barrel'next  May, anil are making preparations  for tlie end of all. We also notice  that man}* people are flocking into  Canada from the United States,  imbued with the idea that even a  comet cannot knock out the prairie  provinces or B. C. Wo do not  notice much of a scare around  Greenwood, with the exception  that many of the oldest sinners in  the community have been paying  their subscriptions.-  Tiii'iu* are live millions of people in London, most of whom never  heard af Greenwood.  Tin* craze for speed in America  is keeping business fairly good in  the way of railway wrecks.  ��������� ������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay   Standard   Cigars.  Made bv  ��������� y  ���������"  % 0. Cbelin ������ Co.. Rclson  nr in ������������������;������������������. a 1. a or  Certificate of Improvements  NO TICK  Colliy Mincr.-il Claim, situalo in llic On-cnu-ooil  Mtnini; nivbinii of Yitle  I'fctr'ut.   Where  locatuil: On Kelly Ciu-I". .Siinilkaineeii District.  TAKE-SOT'GR [tint we. Wm  T. Smith .-ind  Goriri;e D. ('iiiiniimhum.   I-'ren Miner's C'ertlli-  VHtus-Xos.   J)7.r>H''J nml  HXiij-il,  inlc-nil, sixty  dins   from   the   (lute   hereof,   to  uj>|ilv to Ihe  Mhit-IK I lleconl-r   for  ii Ccrtiliuatu of [ininove-  incuts, for ihe purpose of ohtiiiniiifr it Grown  Grunt to the uliovc- clulni.  And further luku  notice that action,   under  sect:on   37.  must   he   c-oiniiiiiii'-eil   before   ti:e  i.ssiiaiii-e or suc-li Certificate, nf Limirovoiiicut-i  Dated this lltli day of February, A. D. li-10.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and   traveler.    '  -  Good meals and pleasant  rooms.    Fure liquors and  fragrant cigars iu the bar.  Ii.  V.  CEIISHOLM, PiiOE'iui-Toi*.  ,������������������!��������� ��������� n ���������mi��������� imi ���������ip.JMtJ'i'.iuMixwLJU������iiffi*amnwi ���������-��������� li  ���������amatmmmm  THE HOTEL GRANBY  'Is pleasantly situated in the heart  of Grand Forks, and is .convenient  to all Ihe leading financial and  commercial inslitutinns of Ihe city.  Travelers will find it a comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  "HINEUAI. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  Co'.inwtio'n J-'rnctional Mineral Gl.iim. situate  in the ("freenwood Minim; Division of l'alc  Di.-trii.-t. Where located : In Skylark Camp.  TAKK NOTICE' that I, Aileron.; L.  White, l-'ree Miner's Certificate No. H 'lv'i'.t',  inlcii l.sixt.v days, from the date hereof to apply to tho MmiiMr Recorder for a Certificate of  Iiniroveinents. for the purpose of .obtf-Juiiig u  CrownGrant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under  section :)7, innsl he commenced  before the id3u-  anee ol such CVrtiricaie nf improvement.  !   Dateiljithis 17th day nf I'ebiuurv, A. I> IMn.  A'iTKMl'H L. WHITE.  NOTICE  Some thieves are so careless nowadays that they would steal a  bridge and leave a river behind  them.  Si'iciDB is easy in some parts of  Africa. At noon take your hat oil'  for a minute and the sun wiMl do  the nst.  ��������� It is a long trail that has no end.  Bob Edwards has been arrested in  Winnipeg for publishing obscene  literature.  Tt is beooming fashionable to do  without eating meat. Wo wish  the fad had struck America before  we lost our teeth.  In these days of modern business  the man who does not advertise is  lacking in oue of the essentials of  a commercial education.  The  The two highly bred stallions of S.  A. Crowell,  JACK MASON, 50796,  AND  Cautona, 44794,  will make the first of the season at  Home, Midway, B: C.  Jack Mason, 507!)(*, "Record 2:15,  will be at home until the 1st of  May, and  Cautona, '1-1701, will he at home  until the 1st of July, and willf-erve  mares at 825.00 fur the season,  payable at time of service. For  particular.' apply lo  A. CROWELL,  It is about time Joe Martin was  coming back to B. C. If they continue to sit upon him in England  he will soon look like a pancake.  Although SO years old, R. B.  Angus, a veteran G. P. It. director,  is still able to travel in B. C. aud  smoke a four-bit cigar alter dinner.  Lb- the C. P. E. did not rim its  trains any faster than it pays its  bills it would take all summer to  ride from Greenwood to Medicine  Hat.    The way to make money is to  buy things'when they are cheap,  and sell when they are dear. Running a mint is another good way  to inake money.  Down South a negro culls his  mule Corporation, because the  animal is abused more than anything else, but goes ahead and has  his own way just tho Bame.  John D. 'Rockei'Ei.i.kr. owns an  interest in a restaurant company  out of which he makes 850,000 a  year. John would make money  out of anything, even a newspaper.  ]t is said that immigrants from  Great Britain receive a chilly welcome in Canada. This is not right,  for we should hand sunhhine to all  decent strangers within the limits  of our great land.  Vernon's Big Ditch.  The Grey canal, in the northern;  Okanagan, which was begun four  years ngo, is now nearly complete.  It is the largest scheme for irrigat-  frtrit lauds in Canada, is costing  ������500,000 and will water 20,000  acres���������nn area just about equal to  the total under irrigation in the  Okanagan at the present time. Tho  largest individual scheme at the  present time does net water more  than (1,000 acres ; so that it can  easily be realized how immense is  this undertaking compared with  the others. The new lands which  the Grey canal will bring under  intensive cultivation in the northern part of the' Okanagan district,  will result in very much closer settlement. Jn fact it ought to make  room for many thousands of additional inhabitants in the next ten  years.  The close settlement which irrigation renders possible is oue of  the chief factors in the development of highly organized society ;.  anil for that reason the irrigation  areas of the world have always  been the cradles of civilization." In  proof of this one has only to glance  back into the pages of historical  record. Our Aryan ancestors, who  settled in the valley of the Iudus  and its many tributaries, early  practiced the art of irrigation ; the  Mesopotamian kingdoms, between  the valleys of the Tigris and the  Euphrates, carried irrigation to a  high degree of crTicieney ; aud, if  the visitor to the British museum  in London will take the trouble to  read the clay tablets in the Assyrian section he will find many  orders from kings to governors for  the despatch of workmen to repair  breaches in tho canals. The crops  of Egypt havo been raised from  time immemorial by the application of the periodical overflow of  the Kile to the purposes of agriculture.; and Italy, during the four  centuries that the Roman empire  dominated the civilized world, was  dependent upon Egypt frr its supplies of wheat.' When it could no  longer command Egypt and its  wheat supplies, its end --was. swift  and the population of the city of  Rome gradually, dwindled to less  than 15,000 in the thirteenth century.  out that not only ono but virtually  all had been unsuccessful, and  many of them decided to quit.  "Most of them have large outfits  in the camp and will stay there  until they are reduced anel there is  a little more light, when they will  start for Fairbanks. Probably most  of them are  starting  by this time.  "The "Noine stampeders were  beginning to arrive just as I left.  The camp has all the grub it will  need and at Fairbanks prices.  , "Along the banks of thclditarod  are 200 or BOO boilers. There will  he no need of Ihem in the camp.  Boilers will be cheap.  "The camp has four ��������� towns,  namely : Lanky City, Discovery  Cabin, Richmond City anfd Mouth  of .Otter. Richmond is the chief  place. Nob more than fifty houses  are there. "Nost of the men in the  cam)) are on tlie creeks. The camp  is orderly. The only trouble was  the killing of the Swede by Boucher  and that case was settled quicklv  by dismissal of Boucher.  '"The chief creeks staked at-2  Otter, Dome, Drummer, Gold Run,  Last Chance, Gold Run, Caribou,  Fairbanks, Bonaim and Eldorado.  Fairbanks is in a wide valley. The  creek is 20 miles long. At the  mouth ib was staked 110 claims  wide. The staking was done in  associations. I met at-Gibbon two  men from Dawson bound to Iditarod. Because of the, bad reports  from Iditarod 'iliey decided to  switch to Koyukuk.  " Fairbanks did not look good  to me. The 'wages there are only  8-J- to $4 50 a day. Dawson is all  right. I believe I will tackle the  quartz here."���������Dawson News.  Mitts, gloves, bats, balls, masks  and other baseball 'goods can be  bought at Coles' Book Store.  In Macleod, Alta., over one  hundred new- buildings will be  erected within three months.  rX/&^/^s<irtb.'Q/Q/<&/������/i&$)/ v/$iA$/QS&*������, ���������&Q1/&&/Q&. *&,&Qi/&QAi&> 'S^-p  ' Just arrived,-a large stock of v *  ���������X  The materials are exclusive and durable. A great opportunity  for Shirt Investment from $1.00 up. AVo save you money on every  deal. Everything you buy.at this store you buy at. Money-  .Trade       ",'".. -    .      '.        .' *  ';  Saving Prices  L*     .    '  , and you will solve a great monej*-saving problem.  -.' Unequalled lor Domestic Use  There are no blanks in a box of  K and II cigars. They all draw  and omit an aroma that perfumes  the ozone when set on fire. It is  ever a pleasure to follow a man  who is smoking a K and II cigar.  Try one and be convinced.  In Nome three policemen have  been "committed for trial because  they took bribes to permit gambling in certain saloons.  The latc-st designs in wall papers  can be seen at Cole's Book store.  Dealers in,Fresh and Salt Meats,]Fish,  and Poultry. Shops in nearly all the  towns of  Boundary and  Kootenay.  m  !EI  ^/<"^-i������/<-^'-,-V'&'S''y'"&,,"&'i&/,'V-'^  :Pfn-roui  FHE  OTEL  S1IUC6V  Tnos. "Walsh,  Puopkietor,  Bridesville, B. C,   provides excel-  cellent accommodation for tourists  and travelers.  Eggs for Setting  Thoroughbred  Bard  Hock Eggs  for Setting, $1.50  for  13.    Larger  quantities���������50 to  100���������at   a   less  ���������Price.   ��������� R. J. CHAMBERS,  Anaconda, B. C.  Is situated in the heart of the city and  within  stepping,distance of all the banks, restaurants, ���������  express,-stage, telegraph-offices, etc.   The building is heated with hot water and has a radiator'       - ���������  in every room.   The bar contains a large variety  f) of brewed, viuted and distilled beverages suit-  & able to tho tastes of a cosmopolitan population.  ������ ' Come iu aud have something.  }  J. H. GOODEVE - - - PROPRIETOR  Poor Placer Gamp.  8 A ML  JJas homo cooking and Jiomo-madt'  preserved fruit,  Sunday Dinners a Specialty,  "Meals served from 6 a," m. to 9 p. in.  A Bar in Counection.  Plenty of warm, clean and pleasant  rooms at reasonable prices.  Jllft H'ARity'Towx.v Leasee.  Midway, I!. C.  LOWEHY^SCLAIM  I>-ii'ii'\������ lliu(<7 rriniillis tlwf. Lowiii'y'F  Jiiiini w.-im on i-.-irlh it dill  business -ill  over  tliu   m.<ulil.     It   wi'm   the  most  iinirjiic, iiiiliipciiili-iit etrid fc'ir.'i'HS journal >.wr iiroiluml in ('uurula.   I'oli'tii-al  land thi'e/lo.'ii'iil i-iicinios pur-ni-d it -villi  thn  venom  uf a   raltloHri-ike until the  [ "-ovi-nuiii'iil shut it out of tlm malls,  and  itK editor ���������cH'aMirl  to  puliliBh  it,  prtitly on account, of a 'lazy liver anel  partly 11cctu.se it tttkc.s a pile of money  to run a paper thai is outlawed. 1 here  aro still 25 different editions of thin condemned joui'iml in print.   Send 10 cents  and get ono or $2 50 and get the bunch  II. T LOWEHY,' ���������.  . Greenwood, D, C,  Fhom Liverpool to Yokohama  via Quebec and Prince Rupert it  is l,"il'-5 miles shorter than via  New York aud San Francisco.  This will make a wonderful difference to travelers when the O. T.  V, toots its whistle from oceaii to  ocean.     .  From a careful perusal r.f recent  B. Vj. newspapers we notice that  John Houhton was more of a saint  than we thought ho was. Too bad  that during his life he did not receive some of the bouquets that  tiince his demit-e havo been so pro-  fiiuely biii-own over his name.  Italy must look like hell when  the vokatios are iu eruption. The  natives must think so, for we notice  that thoy depend upon some saint  to stop tbe red-hot lava from sweeping down upon them and ending  their lives in a fiery death. Better  flee to America and work upon  the railroads.       ��������� ���������-���������������������������"  Tom Cherntit, the first man to  reach Dawson this winter from the  iditarod, arrived yesterday with a  dog team. Ho left the Iditarod  December 2G, and ever since has  been traveling toward Dawson with  his dogs, with the exception of five  days spent at Gibbori, two at Ilot  Springs and ten in Fairbanks.  'I have come to. Dawson," said  Ciicrnut, "because I think ibis  the best camp in the north. I left  here . in l!)02, hud since have been  in the Koyukuk,, Chandlar, Fairbanks and the Jditarod.  "The Iditerod has only one  creek on which there is known to  be pay, and only one claim on  that stream has pay. It is No. I  below.  "I went to Iditerod last August.  I got enough of it, and the 1,500  or 2,000 who were thero between  the close of navigation and Christmas were largely of tho opinion  which I reached. They went prospecting on tho many creeks. None  of them know of the experiences of  the others until Christmas. Then  they wont to town to celebrate and  there exchanged ideas. They found  E. \V. "WIDDOWSON, ASSAYEIt  AND CHEMIST-Charees: Gold, silver, copper or lead, SI each: gold-  silver, jsl.oO; silver lead, SI.50; gold-  silver, with copper or lead, J2.50; zinc,  S,v2; Eilver-lead-zinc, *??. Prices for  other metiila on application. Longdistance 'phono G7. P. O. Box, B lloS,  Ntlsin, B C,  STARKEY & 'CO.  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE  DEALERS  IN.'  Produce   and   Provisions  Frank Fletcher  PltOVtKOIAL  LA.VD  SURVEYOU,  Nelson, B. C.  Greenwood^ is the home for workingmeii of all nations. It is  convenient to the smelter on the hill. The diniug room is supplied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains the  best wet goods, in the-market. Electric lights all over the  premises.    Hot and cold baths.  F  prietor  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  THK    KOOTE.VAV    SALOON  Sandon, B. C, has a line of nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any 'mountain town ot the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits :nenti.  TJtKJI'lNT    llDUSR  Nclaoii, B ('., is run on the American and Kuropcm plan. Thero  is notliin.ir yellow about the housu  except the gold in tho safe.  Milium; & Tn-j^illni.  NKW.IIAitlf-i'T    ilOTKr.  Iri tlio home for all tourists and  millionaire.-', visiting Now Denver, llriti.sli 'Columbia,  .llciii-y.Sl.cffc. Propr.  THIS  IMIOV1NOK 'HOTEL.  Grand. Forks, is a largo threc-  fctnry brick hotel that provided  the "labile with" good merlin and  pleasant rooina. A new building  but llio sumo old rates.   ...  :   ' J-.'ui'11 1.arson, I'l-Aprli-liM-,  ��������� ���������nwr1- ���������    ��������� ������������������ ���������HM.i i.i���������i.i ��������� ���������I ill III i*  , VKKVIKIV .IIOTI-'Ij  in Nilsori, II. C, VmplovH- iill  'while help and is a home, for the  world at ������1.00 a day.  ������������������.'-.,   It. L, Oilllllli, 1'iMiiir.lntiii-.  Tlll-I   KASLO. IIOTKL  Kiislo, Pi  home fur1  city.  C���������   in a  conifi rtabli-  all ���������' who travel to that  OoclclK* I'diixvorln.  SHEIM'.KOOKK   HOUSU  Nelson; C C One minute's walk  from C, P. Tl station. CuMrio  uncxct'lloil; Well heated and ventilated,   ��������� -  Uoyur Bros , Vruiirlutore  Far away fields are usually thought to be green.  This is .probably why so many people in the  boundary are constantly buying real estate and  ��������� stocks far from-the district in which they "live.  Why not put some of your speculating money in  ventures within a 'few miles of your ovyn door, ahd-  beneiit yourself and the country in. which .-you- V  reside and make money ? ' ; -     .-      "���������'������������������. -^  The Argo Mining and Tunnel Co. of- .Greenwood %  is organized undcrthe laws "of British Columbia,'!J  with a-capital stock   of ������155,000,' -divieed -into  500,000 shares at 25 cents each, non-personal liability.   Adjoining Greenwood the company own.a  large number of valuable claims,' with high-grade  gold and coppor ore showing on the surface."The.:  company is now engaged in- running a 3.000-foot  , tunnel to tap all those leads at great depth. Every,  indication is favorable to thor striking of valuable  deposits of ore, and the time to invest is now,  Soen as ore is encountered at great depth the price ,'  of stock will ascend rapidly and the chances of'."  making big money out of afsmall investment will  not be so good.   The  time to speculate is when  things are beginning.   The success of this big  tunnel means great wealth foi' the investors and  increased prosperity for the entire district  Investors and .visitors to the district are cordially  invited to inspect'the properties and. view the work  being done in the tunnel. For further particulars'  address the. president or secretary,  OLA LOFSTAD, - A. S. BLACK,  JPresidont. Secretary.  t c  r.'l  d  ���������U  i  maixsaiE  ssm.

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