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 ieSmal  PURITY- ROLLED * OA TS  8 POUND SACK, 40c; "G POUND SACK,' 35c  TRY A PACKAGE OF PURO FOR 25 CENTS  Suit Oases, Hand Bags  .Yunks,   THE STORE OF PLENTY!  RUSSELL-LAW-CAULFIELD.Co., Ltd., GREENWOOD, B. C.  Bi������''i'i''ai',fl'������w'm^  '  Kodaks  '    Film?  Photo Supplies  Leather Goods  China Ware  Novelties  WALLPAPER  Postal Cards  School Books  School Goods  Sporting  Requisites  Dolls, Toys'*  Shawl & Trunk Straps  A NEW SHIPMKNT JUST ARRIVED  The Furniture.& Stove Man.  PHONE 16.        . -GREENWOOD, B. C.  .The Public is hereby notified that I have this  day sold to R. T. Lowery the plant, business and  good will 'of the Boundary Creek Times, Greenwood.  The Public is cautioned against paying any accounts  owing to the Boundary Creek Times for advertising,  job work or subscriptions, to any person or persons  other than the said R. T. Lowery, or his authorized  agent.  Victoria, March 6th, 1911. DUNCAN ROSS.  rasst  You lire cordially invited to inspect r  All the NEW THINGS  ' AT OUR   (Bmam!miT(mmmftiiii&!2m2ssa  i'-'-WtH-IB''''^^  Wednesday, March 29  and following- days, under the  direction of"  LACE CURTAINS, PORTIERES,  "COUCH COVERS,. CARPET SQUARES,  ���������- LINOLEUMS  IN GREAT VARIETY. -   ALL AT -BOTTOM PRICES.  \      GREENWOOD,  OPPOSITE- THE-POST'. Q.F.FICE..  PHONE -27  I  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  SIR-EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L, President  ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager  CAPITAL, - $10,000,000  DRAFTS          REST, - $7,000,000  ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES  Every branch of The Can.ndi.in Rank of Commerce is equipped to issue drafts on  the principal cities in the fo'loiving- countries without delay :  Africa Crete Ciri-cce  Arabia.^ Cuba Holland  Argentine Republic Dcnmartc Iceland  Australia Ksopt Iiulia  Austria-Hungary    Faroe Islands Ireland  'lelgium Finland Italy  Jlrazil ^ Formosa Japan  Bulgaria France Java  Ceylon Fr'cli Cochin China .Malta  Chili Germany jManchuria -.  China Great Britain    .     Mexico  The amount of these drafts is stated in the money of the country where they are payable; that is they are drawn in sterling-, francs, marks, lire, kronen, florins, yen,  tads, roubles, etc., as thc case may be. This ensures that the payee abroad will  receive the actual amount intended. 233  SAVINGS  BANK DEPARTMENT.  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager. -       Greenwood Branch.  PASTRY BAKED DAILY AND  ALWAYS FRESH.  OGILVIK'S  ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR  49 pound sack, ?2.io  OGILViE'S ROLLED OATS  -- _.   S pound sack, 45 cents  -���������u  \L  I.  New 'Aca\  ind  Siberia  Norway  Somlan  I'.tn.inia  South Africa.  Persia  Spain  Peru  Strait*? Settlements  Philippine  Elands  Swc-Jcn  Portugal  Switzerland  K on mania  1 urlcc v  United States  Kusbia  St: r via  Uruguay  Siam  Wot Indie*?, etc.  VOK   SALE  A Restaurant and Rooming  House in a good town, doing a,  business of about 8(5,000 a mouth.  Price, ������5,000.    Apply Ledge office  Good Six Room House and Barn  in Anaconda, all large  rooms  and  two halls, Lot -I,  8400 cash.    Apply  street, Victoria, B.  Block  .'3.  Price  1029  N.  Park  C.  m  ESTABLISHED 1S17  Capital, all paid up, $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000.  UNDIVIDKB   rilOFITS,    ������0G1,789.H.  Hon. President: Lord Stuathcona and Mouxt Royat., G. C. M. G.  Picsidcnt: R. I?. A nous, Usq.  Vice-President and General ���������Manager: Sin. K. S. Cr.ouSTCN, Bart.  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial anil  Travellers'Credits, available in any part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT >nS,^i^ Bt.  Greenwood Branch - W.F. Proctor, Mgr.  ROOMS   TO   I.KT  In the Swayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates.  TEMPERANCE  is all right if shorn of lumibuggcry.  Too much water drinking is just  as injurious as too much iiquor or  anything else.  OUR PURE WINES  AND LIQUORS  ��������� are medicinal if not abused. Every  household should have a moderate  supply of pure wines or liquors in  the closet for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sucldcn illness, when a drop of pure liquor  in time may forestall all necessity  for drugs,  Greenwood Eiqwor -gompAfiy, Importers, greenwood, D..(K. |  I AOtSOOaOO 8 COOS������-������������������ 69&9Q9tt&QG9)OQW09eQaQa������9MG9MQ)Oa  A. Rood program is billed at the  Star Theatre for Friday and Saturday including tho Count of  Montebello, Where thc Sunsets,  A "Well Earned Meal, comic and  Truo Liken ess Qua ran teed, comic,  aleo two good illustrated songs,.do.  Thero aro 50 (inns, business  peoplo and institutions in Greenwood that do not have an ad in tlie  local paper. Hiding your light under a bushel docs not tend to increase the fa-1no or fortuno of any  locality.  ������<=tb<* *-r������ <a<xi <ts <*<*������<* o������oa  | Around Home |  W. Ha/.zaid will shortly leave  for the coast.  More buildings are being erected  in Kock Creek.  Rev. J. A. Petrie preached in  Nelson last Sunday.  Curly Campbell has returned  from a trip to Spokane,  John Citi has bought 20 acres of  land, near Grand Forks.  More galena ore was struck in  the Argo tunnel last week.  Tho new school house in Phoenix will be finished-iu July.  Georgo R. Belton has bought the  Saturday Press in Saskatoon.  A baseball club is being organized this week in Greenwood.  Mrs. J. R. Brown is reported to  be seriouslv ill in Grand Forks.  The Snowshoe mine has reduced  its shipments to 200 tons a day.  In a short time, it will be rather  lonesome in Phoenix on tho 11th.  Abel Ilalberg will build a harness-shop iii the new town of Molson.  Tho sitting of tho county court  has been adjourned until Apt il  11th.  You can buy tho Kootenay  Standard cigar at the Gem cigar  store.  Tho direct causo of Nick Cavan-  atigh's death wag tumor ou tho  brain.  Ladies���������Read Star Theatre prize  contest in other columns of the  paper.  Jack Delany has sold hisstoro in  -New Denver, and will move to  Idaho.  D. A.  McDonald,  (Long Alex)  has gone to  weeks.  Vancouver for a few  Miss Lawson will enjoy a we'l  earned holiday after thelsl of tho  month.  Rev. S. Lundie has' removed  from Phoenix to a town on the  prairie.  Hugh Bromiit nas, returned to  the city after an absence cf many  months.  The net earnings of the B. C.  Copper Co., iu February, were  824,000.  See Star Theatre programme in  lower left hand corner of theso  columns.  Big Andy Johnson and Charles  Hagan inspected tlie Argo tunnel  yesterday.  In Grand Forks J. A. McCallum,  late city clerk, is opening a real  estate oflice.  The big tunnel is in nearly 1.S00  feet, and ten feet is being driven  every two shifts.  Archie Aberdeen has finished  his tunnel contract at the coal  mine near Bergen.  A new option has been given on  the Fontenoy and Waterloo mines  iu Camp McKinney.  Several local men are liable to be  prosecuted, for hauling too heavy  loads with narrow tires.  A cabin belonging to Charles  Davidson in Phoenix,, was burned  to an ashy finish last week.  George Munro has "been sent  three years to jail in.Georgia, for  fraudulent stock transactions. ,  Mrs.- A" Gustafson of Denoro,  ���������who was brought to the hospital on  Sunday is rapidly regaining her  health.  Miss -Ida T^illiarns,'formerly of  Kaslo, made" ������100,000 last year in  Alaska from the sale of some rich  mineral claims.  During the absence of \V. J.  Bowser in England this summer, J.  P. McLeod will be acting attorney  general of B. C.  J. A. Russell has bought an interest in the McAdams ranch at  Grand Forks, formerly owned by-  Scott Galloway.  Albert Ilopkins and Miss Martha  Chris-ten sou, who we.ie recently  married returned from their wedding trip last week,  Thomas Savey died of heart failure near Bridesville last week. He  was G7 years old and had lived over  20 years in that district.  "Work is being done on the wagon  road at Boundary Falls and Rock  Creek in addition to the other work  now under way iu the riding.  If you want to know what Ferry  was like in the boom days, send 10  cents to the Ledge oflice for a copy  of Lowery'8 Claim, of Dec. 1005.  Diamonds have been found on  Olivine mountain, west of Greenwood. This is the first recorded  discovery of diamonds iu'Canada.  John Docksteader is foreman of  the wagon road work at Midway,  and the Rock cut work near the  Chinks ranch is in charge of \V. H.  Craig.  The three western poems in  Float are more than worth the  price of the book. The Ledge sends  a copy of Float to auy address for  25 cents.  Mrs. \V. H. Burnett has returned to Westbridge from the coast.  Leo's health is much improved, although his arm and hand remains  about the same.  During tho summer the wagon  road payroll, in the Greenwood  riding will be over 85,000 a mouth.  Arthur-Roberts has been appointed  road superintendent.  Alice, tho young daughter of  Tom Peck's has recovered from the  scalding sho received some timo  ago, from falling into a bath tub  filled with hot wator.  Bob Jacobs was in Jerusalem  last month. Before returning to  Montreal ho will take a look at the  spot where tho Red Sea went dry  during tho early days.  Rancher Graham has a hen  which laid an egg last week that  .measure'! 8 x 6A- inches in circumference If she can keep this up  she will bo going some.  Colonel Topping and his partner  aro interested iu thc building of a  sawmill iu tho Steamboat camp.  Topping wai ono of tho pioneer.* of  Nelson and Trail creek.  J. C. Kompton has boon appointed chief of police in Phoenix, und  the lid is to have a few screws  added. Pugs and tin horns in the  future will have to work or walk.  Last week J. R. Jackson, M.P.P.  and J. R. Brown, government  agent at Fairview, paid a visit to  Rock Creek upon matters relating  to the townsite of Rock Creek City.  While using powder in-a frozen  furnace at the smelter on Tuesday,  Leo Daignaulb- a shift boss, was  injured by a prematnre explosion.  Ho will not be able to work for ten  days.  Duncan Ross, ex-M. P. was in  the city for a day last week upon  important business. He leaves for  Hazleton next month to look after  the railway contract he has near  that city.  Jozef Tuturich, better known as  Joe Meller, died in the hospital on  Monday frnin tuberculosis. He  was 32 years and had been ill for  years. The funeral took place  yesterday.  Frank Wolfenden was here last  last week. He has recently sold  .his paper -in Armstrong, and will  visit England in June. His father  has been King's printer in B. C.  for 4!) years.  Sid Oliver has bought and torn  down the old skating rink, This-  summer ho will hive a garden ou  the bite, and adjoining lots, that  will contain 2h acres of choic-3  fruit, vegetables aud flowers.  Nat Darling the famous cigar  drummer was in the Boundary last'  week. He finds business good, and  is selling large quantities of the  excellent,../cigars made in New  Westminister by Wilberg & Wolz.  ���������������*���������  ���������"!  <"B <J������ <TZ O -<TJ <& <*J>-<J������<TKa <^<������������  Western' Float \  .   Rossland will have a tax sale  July.  Measles are slightly prevalent in  Keremeos.  Potatoes are three cents a pound  iu Oroville.  Winnipeg has added 50 men to  its police force.  The new C.P.R. station in Vernon will cost 830,000.  Four fireproof buildings are.being erected in Chilli'wack.  This year 30,000 sheep will be  placed on Graham Island.  Wooden legs are been shipped  from Spokane to Germany.  The sawmill near Gilpin, will resume operations this week.  The baseball season opened in  Grand Forks on March 19.  Two hotels in Vernon havo put  up iron ladder fire escapes.  McElroy Bros, will build a three  storey hotel in Abbotsford.  Broughtoti & McNeill are opening a store at Chicken lake.  Around Cliesaw hay is $25, and  grain from $35 to $-10 a ton.  There aro 197 telephones in Ross-  laud, and 121 in Greenwood.  There will be 10,000 Boy Scouts  in Ontario by next September.  The Kootenay hotel in Rossland  has been sold to Dave McLeod.  J. H. Hawthornthwaite ha,s purchased a 830,000 block in Victoria.  He is probably the richest socialist  in this province.  E. L. Kinmam formerly of Trout  Lake City, has sold his interest in  tho Silver Cup mine near , Hazelton, for $30,000, cash.  ICaster Sunday this year will fall  on April 1(5. ' Easter ^Sunday can  never come sooner than March 22,  uor later than April 25,  The brass baud in Rossland  practices three times a week, and  will be ready to play by June in  the hearing of critical lovers of  music.  The Record  reports that   Tom '  Saunders, tho famous trapper and  mountain  guide of New Denver,  has sold all  his  martin skins for  $1S each.  The possibility of the C.P.R.  adopting Quatsino Sound, as a  steamship terminal does not tend  to help the price of real estate in  Vancouver.  -The Coal-Strike will not-affect  the Greenwood Smelter. The  B. C. Copper Co. has sufficient  coke to run well into May, and  arrangements have been completed to obtain all the coke  necessary from Pennsylvania.  ���������3S������  CITY COUNCIL.  The Council met on' Monday  evening.  A letter was read from the Provincial Secretary stating that a  movement has been set on foot  with the object of enabling all the  "Georges" of the empire to present  a coronation gift to the King.  Subscriptions will be accepted from  5 cents to So. A list of all the  names of the donors, but not the  amount given by each, will be presented to the king. Tho matter  has been taken in hand by the  city clerk, and he will receive subscriptions from anyone whose  christian or surname is George.  A letter was read from the Greenwood City Waterworks Co. offering a reduction of $15.70 a month  for city street lighting during the  summer months. Tho proposition  was accepted.  A letter was read and fyled from  the C. G. Electric Co. of ito.'sland  asking for an opportunity to tender  for pump and motor.  The Danville Lumber Co. offered  to supply sidewalk lumber for  $15 50 per thousand feet. M.  Craigie's offer of $15 a thousand  feet was accepted.  Through his solicitors, Miller &  Cochrane, James McCreath gave  notice of an appeal against the ro-  cont decision of I. II. Hallett, in  which ho wa.8 lined $50 and costs,  for an infraction of the wholesale  liquor license act. The appeal will  come before the county court on  the 13th of Juno, 1911. The city  solicitor was instructed to defend  the appeal.  The following accounts wero ordered to he paid:  W. G. Pond, 85.40; C. F. Stork,  $3.00; S. II. McConiK'H. $34.35;  U. W. Halcrow, 810.00; W. G.  Watson, $10.00.  It was decided to instruct the  school trustees to make tho school  fire escape safe.  The firo chief was instructed to  examine all the hotel fire escapes in  the city.  It was decided to instruct the  health officer to take drastic slops  to have the city cleaned up at once.  ��������� Aid. McKee stated that ho would  at tho next regular meeting ask  leave to introduce a tax sale bylaw.  Adjourned until April 10.  The Rossland city council is opposed to compulsory vaccination.  George Pratt formerly of Molson  has opened a meat shop iu Oroville.  Pansies and primroses appeared  in the gardens of Kaslo on the 15th.  In Rupo the bartenders have to  pay the city $5 a year for a license.  Cumberland has appointed a city  solicitor at a salary of $150 a year.  In Duncan the B. O. Telephone  Co. has made its service continuous.  For the first time this sea?on  bicycles appeared in Golden on the  17 th.  The bad boys in Marcus amuse  themselves by shooting out windows.  Rossland wants the Boy Scouts.  They might get a few in Greenwood.  . The-Grand Trunk Pacific railway may build a $500,000 hotel"in  Vancouver.  Many people in Kaslo are devoting their attention to the raising of  fancy poultry.  The February pay roll of the  Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. was more  than $170,000.  After an absence of four years,  rabbits have made their appearance  around Crestou.  A small colony of Rosslander's  are living on ranches, near Sweet  Grass." Montana.  Muggins the finest dog in Rossland recently met his death through  a dose of poison.  A. J. Venn recently died in Vancouver He was at one time postmaster in Vernou.  Owing to increasing business the  city council of Chilliwack, has to  meet once a week.  Georgo Chappie formerly of  Grand Forks has bought the Hotel  Antler iu Spokane.  Quite a number of Chinese girls,  are employed as telephone operators iu Sau Francisco.  As an addition to his blacksmith  business, Pat Regan has opened a  bath  house in   A! derm ere.     The  [joy   of the community is now almost complete.  The Echo says that three spar-'  rows   bearing   the   Creston    Hall  mark had appeared in   Rossland,  and that Editor Edkling had called  out the militia.  At Now Denver Carpenter creek  is being cribbed, to prevent that  swift and .wayward stream from  cutting a canal across the face of  the Lucerne of America.  It is against the law in B. C. to  send a child for liquor, even with  a note. An hotel man in Rossland  was recently fined $20 for violating this clause of the act.  Pete McGregor has moved from.  Kaslo to Calgary where he will  sell real estate. Pete was born iu  the same town as Cornegie, and is  a poet and humorist of considerable prominence.  Owing to the advent of the  Granby Co. there is considerable  stir in the Myers creek district,  west of Greenwood. In the vicinity of Chesaw tbe Granby has 10  claims under bond $165,000.  Another merchant in Rossland  has been fined 820 for selling tobacco ,to a boy under 10 years of  age. The magistrates intends to  make the lines heavier in the future, for. offenses of .this kind.    . - '  In "Texas there is a tow'u"called -  Houston. There is also one-2G5  miles from Prince Rupert that maybe a permanent memorial to that  old journalistic war-horse, John  Houston. Lots in Houston are  now being offered for from $50 to  $400 each.  A complaint was recently made  to the police of Cumberland that  deer were been killed out of season,  and a tail found alongside the railway track produced as evidence.  Upon investigation it was found  that the tail belonged to a yellow  dog that had been run over by a  train.  Wm. Hall, oue of the Royal Engineers who came to B. C. over 59  years ago, has made an important  discovery. He states the blue jay  is really a friend to the farmer, and  not a pest. During the winter  this bird lives on the larve of the  caterpillar, so destructive to fruit  tree foliage in the spring.  Thf* hotel bars close in Prince  Rupert at midnight, aud it is incumbent upon the keepers of hotels to  see that all thoso who get intoxicated are taken safely to their  homes. The booze dealers of Rnpe  cannot legally put a drunken man  into the street, without providing a  guardian until ho gets home.  Another Townsite  There is liable to be another opposition to the townsite of Carmi,  as parties controlling the J. V.  Younghusband pre-emption are  now in negotiation with the railway company, for the establishment of tho railroad town at that  point, which is on Wilkinson creek,  and oue mile north of the present  townsite of Carmi.  ' Tho stamp mill at tho Poland  China mine, near Molson will be  enlarged this summer.  Constable Smith is the only old-  timer, remaining on the provincial  police force in Vancouver.  A colony of English people are  settling at Baynes, and have purchased land for fruit farms.  Upon railway work this summer,  about $2,500,000 will bo expended  iu the vicinity of Kamloops.  David Johnson of Rossland has  bought a rinch. near Molson, and  will reside on id in the future.  Dr. Hartman is building a six-  storey hotel, ou tho corner of Yates  and Quadia street in Victoria.  Rossland estimates that its receipts this year will he 86S 077.50  and its expenditure $03,110.50.  S. Parlov was finod $505, or  three months in jail for running a  blind pig at Rupe. Ho weut to  jail.  There is no accounting for tastes.  J. Holmes recently leftsRwjsland  to take up his residence in Eug-  land.  Kelley Douglas & Co. have opened a  branch   -vholcsale house   in  t-)at eiovotl ranches, havo recently  Rupo, with J. M. Sandels as man-'been  taken  near  Fife by  Sweden  "S-""'*'. [ from   Greeuwood.    There ure six  Poker is played openly in t-omei families in the party, and thoy will  of tho towns in Wasniugtou, al-Sniakea prosperous .and permanent  though gambling is a felony iu that j settlement, as among the Hwedea  Greenwood Steel Bridge  The C.P.R. will build a steel  bridge at Greenwood this summer  that will cost $60,000. Between  Nelson and Midway this year two  steel bridges will be built, and Bix  other bridges filled in. About 80  in ilea of the road will re-ballasted,  jand tho 73 pound rails replaced  with steol rails weighing 85 pounds.  It will he a busy year in tho  Boundary for railway workers.  Tho Grand   Forks Gazetto sayH  state.  J. S, Gusty haa retired from the  management of P. Burns & Go's in  Victoria, to go into another hue of  biitiinei'M.  aro-to be found 6omo  people in Canada.  of tbo best  A life of.regret is often unfolded  in n moment **f foolishness. '  taeimmsmmmm  9&vfafadfaW98BA1Bk THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  And the Sin of Omission Alice  Charged Against Herself.  By   KEITH   GORDON.  TWO LIONS AT BAY.  All Treatments Failed. Believed  by Peruna.  Elinor for the first time iu her life  was looking tlie future st]unrel.v iu ihe  eye. Hitherto she hail been content to  nibble at life, immclihig away contentedly enough, satisfied with the joy of  the moment. And she might have gone  ou so for tin iudelinite time hud it not  been for the occurrence of the 3d of  ��������� June.  New Year's day Is significant only  because then, by common consent,  time moves up a number. This particular June 3 niiide au Indelible Impression on Elinor's mind because on that  day she began to be thirty-two���������begun  at the very beginning, of course, but  Btill she began.  "I shall say I'm thirty-one all this  year anyway," she announced defiantly to that other self ihnt receives our  dearest confidences. "It's such bad  form lo say you're thirty-one years  and two months old, or whatever it  may happeu to be. And if I have to  write it I'll make it thirty-one iu round  numbers���������not even thirty-one pins."  All of which, as the reader can see,  was very unscrupulous.  However, ns she found, by f.-ir the  worst tiling about beginning to be  thirty-two was Ihe fact that you  couldn't forget il. The harder you  tried the belter you remembered it.  ������������������Well, what if I am'.'"  This was the remark that our heroine slung into space when, after a  ���������week of torment, she sat down with  her chin resting on her hands to have  the thing out. -'"What if 1 am? So  are plenty of other gir��������� women, 1  mean. Alice is thirty, Mary thirty-one.  Mabel twenty-eight."  She paused in Iter enumeration.struck  by the thought that all these friends  were married. Matrimony was a subject to which she had given the minimum of thought. She supposed she'd  come to it some fime. but she was in  no hurry to enter tlmt narrow pasture  so long as there was pleasant browsing  to be had outside.  When she had thought of it at all it  had seemed to mean chiefly a tiresome  round of housekeeping that resulted in  three perpeudicular lines just over the  nose, a memorandum of worry that she  secretly determined to avoid as long as  possible. But now that she was beginning to be thirty-two the thing was  different.  Could it be, she asked herself, that  she bad made a mistake after all and  that those three incisive lines were as  much of an honor as an oflicer's bars''  ��������� Could it be that there was a pohu  when oue begau to be thirty-two. .for  Instance, wheu becominguess demanded that one should lay aside "Miss"  just as it, required that one should  stop wearing pink?  She faced her plight with a stiff upper lip, realizing that she had no one  but herself to blame. There had been  a number of men���������the mischievous dimple at the corner of her mouth danced  Into sight for n second at the thought j  of how many���������who had done their best  to stop her in what she now recognized  for the first time her mud career. She  had declined their offers kindly, but  with a certain royal .carelessness that  recked not of possible dark hours to  come. Wheu did any woman born to  the belief in tbe divine right of queens  ever foresee dethronement?  She had inadvertently "lived over,"  as she had once beard it quaintly  phrased. There was no doubt about it,  she was an old maid! She repeated it  aloud in all its brutal truth, scorning  such euphemisms as "spinster" and  "bachelor woman."  "You're an old maia���������just a pianioiu  maid!" she said audibly. But it sounded like a joke���������like one of those things  too bad to be true. She would probably wake up after a bit to Ond that  she bad been married since her eighteenth year and had a son ready to enter college and a daughter about to  make her debut.  T No such happy awakening came,  however, and -with desperate philosophy she decided that since she was  an old maid she would enter into the  role for nil it was worth. At least  she would avoid the error of being  kittenish.  Little by little her plainest gowns  were brought into requisition. Certain  little graces and frivolities of the toilet  were one by one abandoned. She timidly asked Alice, her closest friend, to  teach the children to call her "auntie,"  a thing which she had hitherto forbidden under the penalty of a sudden  death to the cherub that should first  be guilty of It.  "What  is   the   matter   with  you?"  gasped Alice, with a stare of amazement   "And wlnit hnve you been do-  Jug with your hair, and why are you  wearing that ugly old dress, with all  the hundsome things that yon hnve?"  "I'm Just wearing ilie things suitable  to my age before the dear friends have  a chance to point  them out to me,"  was the answer.   And that night her  friend confided to her husband, with  thoughtful regret, that Elinor was becoming a regular old maid.  Another of her friends nnd com-  rudes, Max Anderson, also noticed the  subtle change. Theirs had been a sort  of brother and sister friendship of long  standing. For years he had scolded  and criticised nnd bullied her. Tl)������  one thing that be hadn't done was to  make love, and Elinor had long since  given up trying to make him.  "Haven't you ever been In love.  Max?" she had asked him once, with  genuine curiosity In the gray eyes that  hud been more than one man's undoing. A dull flush came up Into his  face, and lie looked at her strangely.  "Yes.".be answered shortly, " I have.  Benutiful night, Isn't it?" she went  on after a moment, and there was a  touch of "mockery In his voice- 'thnt  mude the questioner wince. Aftef-thnt  she usked him no more.  "What's up?" ho demanded, surveying her cynically as she came down  Mrs. Hohmann.  Mrs.   Wm.   Hohmann, 2764 Lincoln  Ave.,   Chicago,   111,,  writes:  "I suffered, with  catarrh of the bronchial tubos and had  a terrible cough ever  since a child.  "I would sit up In  bed with pill OW9  propped up behind  mc, but still the  cough would not let  me sleep. I thought  and everybody else  that I had consumption.  "So reading the  papers about Peruna I decided to  try, without the  least bit of hope that  It would do me any  good. But after tak  ing three bottles I noticed a change.  My appetite got better, so I kept on,  never discouraged. Finally I seemed  not to cough so much and the pains in  my chest got better and I could rest at  night.  "I am well now and cured of a chronic  cough and sore throat. I cannot tell  you how grateful I am, aud I cannot  thank Peruna enough. It has cured  where doctors have failed and I talk  Peruna wherever I go, recommend it to  everybody. People who think they  have coMWJPptioa better give it a  trial." ;  ro receive him one evening, with renunciation speaking from every line  of her plain gown and her smooth,  parted hair. "Is it some sort of lay  sackcloth and ashes? What particular sin are you mourning?"  "The great sin of omission!" she  answered demurely as they sat down  opposite each other. But he looked incredulous, lie had not known her fifteen years for nothing.  "Commission, you mean," he said  dryly, with au air of remembering  things. '  "No; omission! I'd tell you about  it, only you're never any comfort to  a person. You're just like a stone.  Max. I don't know, how I've endured  you so long."  lie turned his eyes lazily upon her  with n look long, steady, inscrutable.  Neither spoke, but after a moment  Elinor, with a beautifully assumed air  of perfect ease, sought refuge in a  study of the pattern of the carpet.  '"Possibly I may tell you some time,"  he said, with a nonchalant laugh, "but  go on: let me hear what's the trouble.  You always fell me eventually."  And so. in fact, she did. It was the  beauty of Max tliat he made you liko  and hate him simultaneously. But no  matter what you felt you wanted him,  and you usually confided in him. That  at least had been Elinor's experience,  and it was being repeated for the hundredth time now. She wanted to tell  him; she always wanted to tell him everything. She leaned forward suddenly, ������������������with a childish bid for sympathy in  her eyes.  "You see, .Max, I've omitted to get  married. And now I'm thirty-one"���������  "Plus," he corrected gravely.  "Thirty-one," site continued firmly,  "and, though it's been great fun���������well,  all at once I realized that I'm ah old  maid. It's so unexpected. Why haven't  I married? That's what I don't understand."  There'was a pause in which it seemed to her that;she suddenly heard the  beating of her own heart. Before she  fully realized what had happened her  hands were held close and Max was  saying:  "Look at me, Elinor, and see if you  can't find'out." I've Waited years for  you to finish sowing your wild oats."  Thrilling   Experience   of   an   English  Music   Hall   Comedian.  Stage fright of tlie sort that afflicted Whit Cunliffe, nt one time a prominent singer in English music hulls, is  not -avoidable. Fortunately also it is  not'common. At a place whese he wa*  engaged in Birmingham one of the attractions was a lion show, some of  the beasts being really wild and untamed. Nearly the whole stage was  taken up with the setting of the animal show.  "Just as I was going oii," said Cunliffe in telling uf the .incident, "1  hoard ji hurried rush and confused  shouting, and some one slammed an  iron gate. I heard a voice say: 'Just  in time, lie was nearly out.' My music  was starting, so I had not time to enquire.    1  went on tlie stage.  "In a moment I heard ominous  growls and savage snarls, mixed with  much whip-cracking and strenuous  breathing. I am never fond of a wild  animal show, and 1 felt distinctly  nervous that night. The cloth behind me sagged and swayed, and then  to my horror suddenly in the wings  I saw the huge head and front of a  lion.  "I was singing a song called I  Would, which hud a lot of short  verses. As I sting them, my blood  running cold. I watched the lion. It  seemed to advance slowly, and its  baneful eyes glittered in a truly horrible way. I could not go off that  side without passing it, so 1 prepared^  to make my exit  with haste.  "Turning, I was horrified to see another lion on  the other side.  "I was caugiit like a mouse in n  trap, I dared not go off the stage; I  dared not show my discomfituie to the  audience. There wns only one thirii*  for me to do���������sing. So I sang in  desperation, hoping that some one  would come and lake the lions away.  They told me afterwards that 1 sang  niuety-cight verses, but 1 think tliut  was   unkind.  "I wondered how long it would take  those two brutes to make up theit  mind lo come into the full glare of the  footlights, and I had just prepare*.;  to leap into the stalls, regardless <-l  the consequences, when I heard tlu  hoarse voice of one of the stage hand.--  say, ' 'Ere, Bill, these two chaps are  too far forward. Give a 'and with  them, will yer?' And coining up between the two lions they lifted them  bodily. They were papier maehe."���������  Scraps.  LIGHT  DRAFT���������SEED   ACCURATELY.  .Scottish Divorces  Divorces to the number of 224 were  granted by the Scottish courts during  the present year, as compared with  195 last year. Wives were granted  divorces in 183 cases, and only five  petitions were refused.  Fish and Their Food.  Fish swallow their food whole because they are obliged to keep continually opening and closing the mouth  foi the purpose of respiration.  Two   Wordsworth  Anecdotes.  A correspondent of The Spectator  (London) contributes two anecdotes of  Wordsworth. "The scornful pity fell  by an old gardener for Darwin, who.  as he toiled among the idle rich, reminds me of an anecdote which 1  have somewhere come across abou*  tlie similarly unproductive Wordsworth":  An old lr.borer near Eydal, who had  often seen the poet, had been st:uck  by liis odd way of spouting hia verse.-  out-of-doors. When he was thus "booing his pottery" he seemed to the  peasant to be quite daft; but his inn  lady was intermittent, for actually In  could sometimes say "Good morrow,  John," just like auyone else. This  may be supplemented by one of the  Wordswortiiiana which came to me  on good authority. Some thirty years  ago au aged lady who in her girlhood  had known the poet, told ine that he  once showed her a daisy besprinkled  with clew and applied fo it the lines  which 1 quote from memory:  Small   service   is   true service   while  it lasts;  Of   friends,   however   humble,   scorn  not once;  The daisy by thc shadow that it casts  Protects the  lingering dewdrop from  tlie sun.  I rather gathered that the stanza was  composed on the spot; but it is possible that it had been written before,  and was drawn from the poet by the  object-illustration. This incident  seems to me worth mentioning. It  awakened a special interest in a  grandson of Wordsworth, who told me  that it was almost, if not quite, the  only one of his great kinsman's poems  the occasion of which had been unknown to him.  GOOD HEALTH FOR  RUNJOWN MEN  If You Are Weak and Easily-  Tired Try Dr. Williams-  Pink Pills  Anaemia is a state into which one  falls because of lack of blood, or because the ' blood is poor, weak and  watery. The man or woman who  hns not enough blood is pale, languid, easily fired and easily depressed. As the trouble progresses other  symptoms show themselves, and the  life of the sufferer is one of misery.  Anaemia opens the door to consumption, and gives victims to all the  epidemic maladies, because the whole  body is weakened and unable to resist the inroads of disease. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are tho best remedy in the world for the cure of anaemia, and all its afleiident miseries.  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At the Conservative Central Office,  Westminster, sits the man, Mr. James  Percival  Hughes,  who organizes and  directs  the  British Tory forces.   Mr.  Hughes   became chief  agent of   the  Tory party in 1907, and the arduous-  ness of the work may   be gathered from  the fact that he once confessed that  he barely found time for a daily walk.  Mr. Hughes has had a varied career.  In the first place, he was private secretary to the late Col. Fred. Bumaby,  gallant soldier and pioneer aeronaut,  and after the latter's death was left  trustee of his estates in Ireland  on  behalf of tlie colonel's only son, who  has distinguished himself as the inventor of the Atalanta mono-rail highspeed system.   Then Mr. Hughes was  called to the Bar, but his high reputation as an organizer and liis fondness for political work led him to hi*  present  responsible position.  W. N. U., No. 832.  Time is Ripe  It is evident' that tlie time is ripe  for the inclusion in the bank act of  a clause that will provide for the regular and effective inspection of all  chartered banks. There can be no  objection to this on the part of all I  reliable and well-managed institu- I  tions, and it would have a wholesome effect on any isolated cases of  other kinds.���������Quebec Chronicle.  Marriage will be less or a hazardous  undertaking for girls when mothers  are compelled by law to issue a sworn  statement that their sons were spanked-whenever occasion demanded it.  I  )ts  i  Ml  m  m  W  i ,<���������*  ���������vi->'  m ���������\-..r,^W  !���������' 1.1 ���������.T-  THE   LEDGE;  .gRiENWOOJ),   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  HOTELS.  . SALOON  Sandon, a. 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 menti.  How It Feels to be a Tight-  Rope Walker.  It was in the year 1858, and while still  a mere boy, said an artist who was recently relating to a party of New York  friends some of his early adventures at  sea, "that I became tired of sailor life and  ,���������.,    , .       ���������  , wei"t to Boston to look for somethine to  Is the home for all tourists and do on shore    siinr.|���������nft.,     ''-'���������'������''������, to  millionaires' visiting- New   Den- L,  ������   .     J      ,tly after "Vamval*n  British CoIumb7a. tlmt c,tv J raade  -l*e a  IIOTJKI,  else." .     ,  "Would you have crossed again?"  "I crossed again twice, the last time un-  der the patronage of the 'Prince of Wales.  He congratulated us and gave us each a  purse, of $100. I would not make, the  same journey now for" all the wealth in  the world;*'  Henry Stesjc. Propr.  THK   PitOVINCK   HOTEL  Grand Forks; is a large three  acquaintance of  Blondin, the tight rope walker, who was  a member of the Francona troupe, which  included Martinetti and his famous Rav-  . ..���������.        els*   Having some natural artistic talent  story brick  hotel  that provides   I became, through the influence of Blon-  the public  with good meals and | din, their scenic painter, and wc travelled  about the country with varying success  until February, 1860, when the troupe  reached Cincinnati and disbanded.  "It was then that Blondin, who had  seen and greatly impressed with the  beauties of Niagara, conceived the idea  A Warm Village.  .   PETER'8 ERROR.  There's a new grave up on Boot Hill,  .   Where we've planted Rowdy Pete,  He died one evening, sudden, with his  leather on his feet;  He was Cactus-Center's terror with, that  work of art,'the'Colt,  But somehow,  without warnin',  he'  and missed his holt.  up  Vaccination.  As -'Vaccination-*' is being con-  siderably discussed just now by  many in this province, some information, regarding its early use  and the way it is being done in  some other countries, may not be  out of place. .*.������������������;  Inoculation   for   smallpox   was!  His fav'rite trick in shootin' was to grab   iWf ..* JiT       *  *  t    *i    -i his victim's ririit      ' Qrstused, as far as we. can learn,  In  the days  of  the   Klondike Then 1���������"��������� 1 g   '    , ,   .   P* the .Chinese,    "    " '"    '  ah thorn ���������arn.a   n   Utfclo    +������������������*         .*���������"<=������   uraw  pleasant rooms.   A new building  but the same old rates  Kmll "Larson, Proprietor,  KASI.O . ICOTISr.  Kaslo, B.  home for  city.  .,   is a  comfortable  ali who travel to that  Cocklo & l'upwortu.  rush there was a little tent camp  near Skagway called White Pass  [City. . It had 16. saloons all doing  busineps without a licence. The  Stroller in the Whitehorse Star  talks about the place' as follows :  "At least half of the saloon proprietors at that time were women   females, rather, and it is doubtful  if such an-agregation was ever  before or has since been corral ed  and  SHEllllllOOKK   HOUS15  Nelson; B C One minute's walk  from C. P. It station. Cuisine  unexcelled ; Well heated and ven-'  tilated.  ISoyci- Kros., Proprietor  ofcrossingthegreatcataractona tight"  ������^^t������^^o iorea   of .ground  rope.   He asked me what I thought of  making the journey across the falls on  Among  it  ANALYSIS OF WATER  Chlorine          8.14  Sulphuric Acid    363.43   ���������������������������     74-29  84.57  Silica   ',  Lime   Alkalies as Soda         5.9i  Magnesia     232.00  Lituia .1   Sulphuretted Hydrogen  .S6  32.00  I UHHiam Boyd, Proprietor,  Has recently been thoroughly  renovated and re-furnished, and  is now thc greatest health resort upon the continent. Natural hot water in baths, 124 degrees of heat. A course of baths  at Halcyon will cure nervous  and muscular diseases and eliminate rheumatism and metalic  poisons from the svsteni. The  water- heals liver, 'kidney and  stomach complaints. The rates  arc $2 a day up; or #12 weekly  up. Postoffice, express and telegraph offices in connection.  fialcyon, B. ft ������  ������si  TKI5MONT   HOUSE  Nelson, B. C, is run on tho Am.  erican and European plan.- Steam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining-  room. -  KuiiHome & Ciiniiiholl, Trojis  liAKKVIEW  HOTKL,  in Nelson, B. C, emplovs all  white help and is a home for the  world at ������1.00 a day.  Nap. Blallette. Proprietor.  Americau continent  them   was   "Gum   Boot   Kitty,  "Kate, the Greaser," "Sixshoot'er  Sal," "Whiskey Liz," and others  of similar expressive cognomens.  ���������'As tho Stroller was to' remain  in the town from Saturdayto Monday, he engaged a room at the  most pretentious tent-hotel" in the  place;-tho International (so named,  probably, for the reason that, the  color line was never drawn in the  STARKEY & CO.  .{'  -'    NELSON, B. C.  wholesale  dealers in  Produce'- and   Provisions  his back.   At first I thought he was joking, but on his assuring me that he was  in earnest, I consented to accompany him,  and  together we started for Niagara to  complete arrangements for the proposed  feats.  "We experienced  no little trouble in  obtaining the necessary permits to extend  the ropes. But finally we succeeded in  getting them from a man named Porter  on the American side, and went to work.  Blondin wanted to carry the rope from  Terapin Tower and across to David  Hotel, which would have led us over the  Horseshoe Fall through ' thc mist and  spray of thc great cataract.  "These  arrangements  were   strongly  condemned, because pcoples-iid the spray I bottles of whisky, an ample' omfife  would keep the rope damp and Blondin on which to open a saloon in those  was sure to fall.   So we attached the rope days wobe  [^Yf^S���������rn;iBroUnd aCr������SS H -f*^'18^ "Ham Grease Jim my'8"  the Chiton House. The mpe was 2,000 saloon that the Scroller witnessed a  feet long.   It was of maniila, three inches gambling game which he had never  his own revolver���������and the  rest was jest I'good night."  He worked in succession ou nine stout  and well armed men,  But a sickly lookin' stranger made Pete's  feet slip up at ten.  Pete had followed out his program  had passed the fighting word;  He'grabbed  the stranger's right hand J-ind  when a funny thing occurred;  The  stranger   was   left-handed,    which  Pete hadn't figured out,  And, afore  he  fixed his error, Pete was  . dead beyond a doubt.  It was jest another instance of a * flaw in  work of man;  A lefty never figgcred iu.the gun man's  battle plan;  There ain't no  scheme man  thinks  of  that Dame Nature cannot beat  So  his pupils are  unlearnin*  that  trick they got from Pete.  ���������Denver Republican  cute  .matter of guests) the proprietor of  which was that well-known early-  day sport, "Ham Grease Jimmv." vn a   ���������   XT    Tr   ,  ' 'Ham Grease" had been engaged IJ ?-*",n Ncw York' "u of his  as a caller in a Skagway daucehall  but a lucky turn of the pasteboard  had netted him enough  money  to  buy him a big tent and half a dozen  Lockhart gives  the following quotation  from an  old Chinese manuscript which" is '  ���������lupposed to have been written in -  che eleventh  century:   "The ancients passed the knowledge of in-'  oculation   for   smallpox.    It  has-  -jome down to ub from the reign  >t  Chin-tsung,   of Ling  dynasty,  was discovered  by a.philosopher. ; When the disease breaks  out spontaneously it is very serious  and often fatal, but when it is pro- '  duced by inoculation it is usually-  mild and does not cause more than  one death in ten thousand cases."  In Perpia inoculation is accom- *  phehed by scratching the forearm  and rubbing into the slight wound  after Heeding has ceased the pulverized scurf. that falls from a '  smallpox patient. The Ashauti  negroes, according to Bowdich, inoculate in seven places in the arms  and legs.. The Moors practice the  same method. The Siamese have'  the peculiar custom of blowing the  scurf into the nose.  BEANS- GALORE.  Henry Pruger, of the defunct Cafe  de  failure  a few days before he returned to Europe  "I didn't  understand,   I'm  afraid,   the  taste of New York.    It is peculiar.   New  York contains a good many Judge Wc- I Carolina, aud Governor W. W Kitchen  Corkles. Old Judge McCorkle, so the K North Carolina, recently met at Louis  story goes, made his pile in Arizona.   Pie   viIle> Kentucky, and issued the follow  THE REAL STORY  Governor Martin F.  Ansel, of South  PHOENIX, B. 0.  Isopposite tho Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of-those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks  MARSHALL  J. R. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays,  ^KASLO,    B.   C  PROPRIETOR  E W. WIDDOWSON, ASSAYER  AND CHEMIST-Charees: Gold, silver, copper or lead, 81 each; gold-  silver, $1.50; silver lead, S1.50; ftold-  silver, with copper or lead, $2.bQ; zinc,  t*2; silyer-lead-zinc, $3. Prices [for  other metals on application. Longdistance 'phone 67. P. 0. Box, B II08,  Nelson, B. C.  in diameter, made in.a New York rope-  walk in two pieces. Blondin joined them  with a long splice, which, when the rope  was extended, was in the centre of the  span. It took us nearly five months to  stretch the rope and get the guy lines in  place.  The rope was 250 feet above water at  its lowest point, which was 50 feet below  the highest���������in other words, there was a  grade of 50 feet in every 1,000 feet.  * j There was 75,000 feet of guy line attached  to l the rope. Each guy was weighted  with a ten-pound sand bag to drop them  out of the way of Blondin's balance-pole,  and in putting them up tlie rope-walker  crossed thc span a score of times. "At  last we were ready to make the perilous  journey, and it having been advertised  through the newspapers that I was to ride  seen before, neither has he seen it  since.    As White Pass City wasat  the end of the wagon road,   freight  was packed  by  pack  trains  from  there on to the Summit, a distance  of four miles and at that time hundreds of packers made their  headquarters  iu  the  busy little town.  It  was the   'first evening  of  the  Stroller,s stay at the International  when five packers, just in  from a  trip to the Summit,   entered and  walked straight to the bar.    Some  discussion arose as ' to  who would  "buy"   when  a novel system  of  gambling was selected as a  means  of determining the question   which  was the paramount issue.    From  beneath the coat collar of one of  the five a big "creeper"  was care-  then repaired to San Francisco to spend  the rest of his days in luxury. He had  Moo.ooo.' The judge was dazzled by the  splendor and opulence of San Francisco,  but he did not let this be seen. Quite'  the contrary, in fact. The morning after  his arrival fudge McCorkle entered the  breakfast room.of San Francisco's largest  joint statement:  ing  "It has been the legend  that thc Governor of North Carolina said  to the governor of South Carolina: 'It is  a long lime between drinks.' No such  statement was ever made. The facts as told  by an eye witness of that famous meeting  brand tlie whole country as a whole iab-  rication.   This is what really happened:  hotel, and, having studied the complex   The governor of North Carolina said to  menu a long while, he said to the waiter:  'Young man, some frijoles.' 'Beg pardon,  sir. Some what?' said the waiter. The  judge sneered. 'You don't speak Spanish  hey?' he said. 'Well, then, bring me  some beans.' I'm sorry, sir, said the  waiter, 'but we don't serve beans for  breakfast.' 'You don't, hey?' said th;  judge sarcastically. 'You "don't serve  beans for breakfast, hey?' His voice  quivered with scorn. 'Well, young man,  I come from Arizona, the poorest keutry  011 this here globe ; but even in Arizona  we get beans three times a dav  the governor of South Carolina: 'Remember  the.fate   of Montgomery?'    'Well,-.  who in h was Montgomery' asked the  governor of South Carolina. 'He was the  man who died between drinks,' replied  the governor of North Carolina."  LOWERY'S CLAIM  The Argo Mining  and Tunnel Oo.  Samples of Ore from some  the claims owned by the  Company may been seen on  exhibition in various places in  the City.  OLA  LOFSTAD,   President  During the'87 months that Lowery's  Claim was on earth it did business all  over  the  world.    It   was   the most  unique, independent ond fearless journal ever produced in Canada.   Political  and theological enemies pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  "overnment shut it out of the mails,  and its editor ccasnd  to   publish   it,  paitly on account of ������-i Inssv liver and  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a paper that is outlawed, There  are still 25 different editions of this eon-  -leinned journal in print.   Send 10cents  *ud get one or $2 50 and get the bunch  R. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. C  on Blondin's back I became the subject  fully   removed   and placed on the  of adverse criticisms. Indeed, I was ready   bar.    Each of the five then turned  to back out of my agreement, when Blon-  his back to   the  din began to taunt me to such an extent | elbows on it,  that I finally decided that nothing could  (P. BURNS & <LQ.)  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish,  and. Poultry. Shops in nearly all the  towns of Boundary and Kootenay.  STREET, GREENWOOD  t  <?  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.    Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  Take your Repairs to  A. D. MORRISON, GRAND FORKS  THE LEADING JEWELER  of the Boundary District  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  P* m- AltCUIE   Gixlis.  CITV  Baggage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of, all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  ��������� The Best Arranged Cigar Factory  at the Coast, where the  B.C., Old Sports  and the Famous (Clear Havanas)  iBRILLIANTESi  are turned out in larger quantities  than ever.  SOLD ALL" OVER   PROVINCE  Made by WILBERG & WOLZ  New Westminster, B.O.       a  GQ9tboaisBa<b(ii&&B>Q,p$<QQftQfofiffi  About Float.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations all told, aud  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.   It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver   long   after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson  took  a   drink   ab  ,   Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it are   printed  three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.   Send for  one before it is too late.  The  price   is  25   cents,  postpaid to any part of the  ���������world.    Address  all   letters to  deter me from making the journey.  "Meantime Blondin had coached me as  to what I should do. I was to put my  weight on his shoulders only with my  arms, and clasp his body about with my  legs. But I could not put my weight on  ins legs, as that would encumber his  movements. I had to keep all my weight  on his shoulders.  "In Jul-;,'1860, everything being ready  I took my place on Blondin's back, and  we started to cross the rope. We began  the descent from the Canadian side of the  rope, and by reason of the fact that I had  to bear my weight on Blondin's shoulders  and could only use my arm to support  myself, frequent rest* were necessary. I  told Blondin when I wanted to rest, and  then dropped down on the rope on one  foot and waited till my arms were relieved, when I wou'd spring up again, using  my arms to lift and hold mystlfiu place.  There was a great crowd preseut, but I  did not see it at first.  "From my place on Blondin's back I  could look out to the American s'de and  see below the stunted pines thrusting  their sharp points up from the edge of  the foaming.- roaring waters, ready to  split us in two if we fell. I remember  that I was very anxious to get over, and  I recall, too, that the great rope had been  swinging  40   feet at  the   centre.  Tho Yellow Pays.  ��������� Yellow    journalism    gets    the  money sometimes.    Arthur   Brisbane  was  tempted by Hearst to  leave the New York World, where  he was editing the Sunday edition,  and run the evening edition' of the  Journal.    He was to get $100 a  .week, and a dollar a week increase  and a j for every extra thousand of circulation he put on.    The result  was  that in a year the  Evening Jour-  bar, placing both  "Ham Grease*' was  behind the bar as referee and the  man to whom the louse crawled  was "stuck" for the drinks.  Later in the evening the Stroller  referred a bare-knuckle prize-fight  between the ''Yellow Kid"  fellow called "Slim," the question  at issue  being which of the two  was to have the honor of sleeping  with  the  Black  Prince,  a   negro  pugilist  who  had    arrived    from  Skagway that evening and secured  a room at  the International  containing a double bed, half of which  he generously offered to the  victor  of the contest.    After six rounds of j who is the most effective and  hard    aud   bloody   fighting,   the | emphatic shouter for  NO HELP FOR IT.  The   late Senator Pettus of Alabama,  was a  devotee of draw poker.   He did  not care whether he won or lost.    All he  wanted to do was to sit at a' table,  draw-  cards and bet his money.   One evening  he arrived at Tate Spring, iu East Tennessee, and began his hunt for a game.  At last he located one, and confided to a  friend that he was going to spend the  night in the game.     "But," objected the  friend, "that's a crooked game.   Those  fellows will rob you."   "Well, I'm going  to play anyway,-' said Pettus. ' "What  else can I do?   It's the 'only game in  town."  GRANDMA WILL PAY.  "I wailt some cloth to make my dollv  nal's circulation jumped from 100,-1a dress*" amiouncad a little girl of seven  000 to 1,000,000, aud Brisbane was jas she C11-er<*'la store the other dav.  "How '-���������"'���������f'  is  it?" she asked" when  Stroller declared it a draw and slept | and annexation at th  with the nigger himself.  drawing S50.000 a year. But at  this price he was a cheap man to  Hearst, whose business, editorial  and political brains he has been  ever since.    It is   Mr.   Brisbane  ost  reciprocity  e pre?eiit mo-  the merchant handed her the package.  "Just one kiss," was the reply.  "All right," she said; "Grandma said  she would pay you when she came in  tomorrow."  NO FEET  In a village in the heart of Tou-  raine there lived an old man.  whose pride it is that he once had  the honor of making a pair of trousers for Balzac. ��������� The old tailor delights to tell of his meeting with  the distinguished Frenchman.  When tbe tailor got to the chateau where Balzac was staying he  found him in the garden   at  work  rnent.  on a novel.    He-was so busy that  The I the tailor waited in silence.    Many  swing was caused by there being a length [ sheets of paper, covered ��������� with   fine  of forty feet between the guvs on one   writing,     lay    around  MIND THE STEP.  A young constable arrived in a certain  borough in Scotland, in tlie course of his  duty he found it essential to apprehend a  very old offender. Arriving at the police  station, he ushered him into the cell with  the comment, "Mind the step."  "Gang awa, mon," sard the prisoner  with contempt, "I kent the step afore  ve was born."  R. T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B.C.  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Subveyob,  Nelaon, B. O.  Get your Razors Honed  and your Baths at  Fraw ley's  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  side and those on the other. It was the  middle span. Below us 250 feet roared  thc river, and over it we swung from side  to side. "Still moving on steadily Blondin never trembled. When he had gone  ten feet on this middle span some one on  the American side pulled the guy line.  We afterwards found out it was done  intentionally, and the rope was stopped  in its swing.   '  "Blondin stopped and his pole went  from side to side in a vain efibrt to secure  his balance.   At one time hispolc was up  and down on the right side, and another  up and down on the left, and I recall now  with wonder that I was only curious to  know whether he would succeed in gaining  control   of himself, he   started   to  run across the horrible span, and in safety  reached the   point where the guy* rope  came from the American shore.   Then to  steady himself Blondin put his foot on  the guy rope and tried to stop,-but the  guy snapped, and with a dash of speed  he ran swiftly twenty-five or thirty  feet  further, and said, 'Dcsceudez vous.'  "The perspiration-now stood out on  his neck and shoulders in great beads  and we balanced ourselves on the sway-  ingrope. Presently he said, 'allons, 'and I  raised myself to his shoulders and  we  went on safely and withont accident towards the shore.   It was not, however,  untifwe landed that I appreciated what  had been done.   Then itoccured to  me  that the man who had pulled the guy  line was one of those who had bet that  the feat could never be accomplished and  my indignation mastered my reactionary  feeling; of fear.   You see, many thousands  of dollars were bet upon the ability of  Blondin to carry a man over, and human  cupidity stops at no sacrifice.   Then came  the congratulations and praises of pluck  and the rest of it, so that in my boyish  foolish clations I soon forgot everything  him. He  would write a spell, then stare  wildly about, and then go at it  again as if he knew that a world  was waiting for his words.  After standing near and watching the great man for awhile, the  tailor at last felt that he must interrupt Baizic in order to get his  measure for the trousers. Balzac  was extremely good natured, smiled  as the tailor measured him, but  spoke only once.  _ "No feet," said he, as the tailor  iinished his measurements. Then  ho turned to his work]  The worthy tailor had no idei  v������h:it this meant but lacked courage  to interrupt the novelist again to  ask. However, he chanced to  meet a servant on his way out, and  of him inquired what M. Balzac  meant by "no feet."  "Oh," responded the servant,  "M. ��������� Balzac wants his trousers  made withont any opening at the  bottom, so that he can sit and write  without having to put on slippers."  A CLOSE SHAVE.  "Mama," said little Elsie,   "do  ever go to heaven?"  "Why, of course, my dear. What  makes you ask?"  "Because I never see any pictures of  angels with whiskers."  "Well," said the mother, thoughtfully,  ' some men do go to heaven; but they  get there by a very close shave:"  men  JUST LIKE SOME OTHERS.  A few years ago, when John L. Sullivan  was playing a short, tumultuous engagement as Simon Legree with a road company, a newspaper reporter in Joplin,  Mo., was interviewing him.  "And do you think, Mr. Sullivan,"  asked the reporter, "that the play of  'Uncle Toms Cabin' really brought on the  war?"  "I don't know as to that sonny,"  growled Sullivan, "but I do know we certainly gave those Spaniards hell!"  ECONOMICAL.  Too nnny people attain to wealth because they practice a cheese-paring and  mean economy that gets everybody down  on them.        ' ���������  They practice, in fact, an economv 'ike  that of old William Brewster, of Sag  Harbor. William, you know, would  never buy oysters because he couldn't  eat shells and all.  THE MAN WHO WINS.  The man who wins is the man who does,  The man  who makes things hum and  buzz,  THE INVENTORY.  THE TRUTHFUL DEARS.  "I am 35 years  old,"   announced   a  woman of 56 at a tea last week.  "And I am 26," said a woman older.  Then turning to a girl of 17, who stood  nearby, she asked; "How old are you  Ethel?"  "Oh," replied Ethel, "according to the  present reckoning, I'm not born vet."  The man who works and the man who  acts,  Who builds ou a basis of solid facts;   ,  Who  doesn't   sit   down   to   mope  and  dream,  But humps ahead with the force of steam-  Who hasn't the time to fuss and fret  But gets there every time���������you bet!'  The man who wins is the man who wears  A smile to cover his burden of cares;  Who knows tliat thc sun will shine again  That the clouds will pass and  we need  the rain;  Who buckles down to a pile'of work  And never gives up and never will shirk-  IU1 the task is done and  the toil  made  sweet, - *  While the temples throb with the, red  blood's heat. ''  The man who loses is he who moans  That the way is rough and he dreads the  stones;  A Canadian lawyer tells this story : A  bailiff weut out to levy on the contents  of a house. The inventory began in the  attic and ended in the cellar. When the  dining room was reached, thc tally of  furniture ran thus:  "One dining-room table, oak  "One set chairs (6) oak  "One sideboard, oak  'Two bottles of whiskey, full."  Then the word "full" was struck out  and replaced by "empty," and thc inventory went on in a hand that straggled  and lurched diagonally across the page  until it closed with:  "One revolving doormat."  IT WAS CAIN.  Some strange queries come iutoa newspaper information bureau, and the answers are not always easy, but one of the  funniest was this: "Say, is this 'The  Ledge' information bureau?" inquired a  voice at the other end of the wire. "It  is," politely answered the reporter.  "Anything wc can do for you?" "Well  I want to know who was it killed Abel?"  "Why, his brother Cain," answered the  reporter, who had once attended Sunday  school before he broke into thu newspaper business. "Oh, pshaw!" came re-  grctlully from the enquiring voice. "I'll  bet I'll have to go without a new overcoat this winter; I "bet a iellow fio that it  was Goliath.   Thanks."  Who is looking for something soft to do,  Where thc pay is big and the hours few '  Who drcerns of this and dreams of that  But never sails in and throws off his hat:  Who feels the fear of a drop of sweat   '  And never gets anywhere���������you bet.  -pf16 P1^ wh? 'V-MS *8 -he m-"������ who climbs.  The ladder of life to the cheery chimes'    "  Of the bells of labor, Uie bells of toil,  And isn't afraid that his skin will spoil  If he faces the shine of the glariug sun  And works in the light till tbe task ii  done���������  A human engine with triple beam  And a hundred and fifty pounds of steam.  STOP THEM...*.  Jack Johnson was talking to a  New York sporting editor about  game fighters.  "But they're all game," he said,  with a good-homored smile'  "They're all as game as Tommy  Burna was at Sydney.  "In one of the later rounds at  Sydney, when I. was punishing  Burns pretty bad, a backer yelled.  '-. 'Brace ap Tommy, old boy,  and stop some of them b'o\ye!"  ���������-** 'Stop 'em?' said Burns.    'Do  you Bee any of them getting by?' " THE .LEDGE.   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
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AT DEATH'S DOOR
BUT    DODD'S       KIDNEY       PILLS
CURED  MRS. THOMPSON'S
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small village.
"One," chuckled the oldest inhabitant, pointing to a little house on the
hill. "The circus fat lady lives there
unci she hasn't been showing around
for two years. I calculate she's an
idle  curiosity." '.
It
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worse till the doctor said she
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"Why doesn't thu policeman pay
his fare?" inquired the old gentleman
on the twopenny tram, observing that
no money passed between the eon-
stnble nnd the conductor. "Well, you
know, sir," exclaimed  thc conductor,
weeks, swollen  with   Dropsy   "so""thni! "^V, c,1--"t K*"1 twopenc out of u cop-
the ductor five different times decided i    ' '
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her husbund said, "It might be better
to let her die in pence." After the doctor had given her up Dodd's Kidney
Pills cured her.
Mrs. Thompson's terrible (rouble
sturtcd with pain in the hack. She
grew worse and the doctor treated her
for jaundice for eight weeks. Then
her feet and leg* begun to swell, and
it was realized that Dropsy was the
trouble. For seven months she suffered. The doctor said there was no
hope; she must die.
As a last resort Dodd's Kidney Pills
were tried. The improvement was
slow, but gradually her strength
came back. To-day Mrs. Thompson is
si well woman. She says, anel the
country-side knows, she owes her life
to   Dodd's  Kidney  Pills.
If the disease is of the Kidneys, or
from the Kidneys, Dodd's Kidney
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The change of dietary which comes
with spring and summer has the effect in weak stomachs of setting up
inflammation, resulting in dysentery
and cholera morbus. The abnormal
condition will continue if not attended to and will cause an exhaustive
drain on tlie system. The best available medicine is Dr. .1. D. Kellogg's
Dysentery Cordial. It clears the
stomach and bowels of irritants,
counteracts the inflammation nnd restores thc organs to healthy action.
When  a
able   thing
woman
:ibout
hear.-   a  disagree-1
a  man   of  her  nc-l
They had been making hay while the
sun shone, and when they had finished n high haystack the farmer's boy
shouted from the top: "Soy, mister,
how am 1 going to get down?" The
farmer considered the problem, and
finally solved it. "Oh, just shut yer
eves and walk around a bit."
Minard's Liniment used by Physicians
Patient���"The  examination
lo have delighted you, doctor,
seems
I judge
C'uaintance she usiinlly pa-ses it along! from  your happy    countenance    that
with a little more added to u
UNSIGHTLY   COMPLEXIONS
The constant use of Cuticura Sonp,
assisted by Cuticura Ointment, for
toilet, bath and nursery purposes, not
only preserves, purifies and beautifies
the skin, scalp, hair and bonds, but
prevents inflammation, irritation anel
clogging of the pores, the common
cause of pimples, black-heads, redness
and roughness, yellow, oily, niolhy
nnd other unwholesome, conditions of
the complexion and skin. All who
delight in a clear skin, soft white
hands, a clean wholesome scalp and
live glossy hair, will find Cuticura
Soap and Ointment most successful
in realizing  every  expectation.
"Just the same," snid the vegetarian, "u meat diet is injurious to the
health." "Nonsense!" protested Muggins. "My ancestors for hundreds of
years, rite beef nnd tin keys and
geese." "Yes," re. Led the "vegetarian, "and look at them to.lny. They
are all dead  ones."
you can save  my life."
Dr. Sawbones���"I cannot promise
you that, but wc must perform a number of most interesting operations on
you."
HOW'S THIS?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured bv Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 y.iars, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations
made by his firm.
WALDING, KINNAN  & MARVIN,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern-
nlly, acting directly upon the blood
(ind mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle.   Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti.
pation.
May's   Probable   Successor   Is   Well-
Known  and  Popular   In  Canada.
Reports   from   England   state   that
Admiral Sir W. H. May, one of tho
most eminent officers of  the  firitish
navy will relinquish-his post as chief
in command of the Home Fleet, and
thnt his successor will probably be a
sailor    agreeably    known    to    Canadians,   Prince   Louis   of   Bnttenberg.
He has indeed been personally known
to Canadians for more than a generation.   As a young man in the seventies  being then a younger scion    of
an impoverished German principality
he had a project of marrying and tjt-
tling clown in Toronto.   Thirty years
later he came back and spent a real-
happy holiday among old  friends at
Quebec,   Montreal   and   Toronto   and
incidentally   touched   the   button   nt
the opening of the Canadian National
Exhibition.    It is  said   that, he   has
not benefited  in the least in his career   in   the   navy   through   his   relationship to the royal family.   Indeed
it is   not  too  much  to say .that  the
reverse hns been  the case.    Had he
possessed   another  and  less  German
name   there   is   no   doubt   that   he
would  have  been   First Sea  Lord  of
the   Admiralty   before  to-day.    Years
ago he was passed over for command
niter command for which he was eminently fitted  in every way owing to
the   German    atmosphere   that   surrounds his name.   If he succeeds Admiral Sir  W.  If.  May in  the Home
Fleet there will no doubt ho some outcry raised, says Modern Society, but
as a mutter of fact the prince is thoroughly  l'ritish  in his sentiments and
aspirations, otherwise he would havo
accepted the throne of Bulgaria when
it   was  offered   to  him several  years
ago.    He is one of the most popular
men  in  tlie  royal   navy to-day.   Not
only is lie noted for thc possession of
ail   those   kindlinesses  of  heart  and
tender delicacies of feeling which endear him to ull who serve under him,
but his natural sense of justice is so
true,   and   his   administration   is   so
lenient, and tempered with 550 full a
consideration  of nil  extenuating circumstances, that if the prince says a
thing lias to be done that is all the
men  want to  know.    And  it has always  been  so, ..ever  since  he  was  a
midshipman,   when   his   "command"
consisted of a boat's crew ashore. He
is said to have never lost a man on
these  occasions.    With  all,   he  is   a
strict disciplinarian���none more strict
���but  not  through   fear,  and  is perhaps  the  best  and   most  thoroughly
up-to-date  officer  in   the  royal   navy
10-day.    Everything  new   in   science,
so far as it affects his profession, he
has at  his finger ends.    His knowledge of mechanics is that of a skilled
expert,  and  many  of  his  inventions
and improvements are iu daily use in
the navy at the present moment.   His
modesty is as great as his ability.   In
every way he is a "good" man���that
is what the sailors call him.
SORE FEET AND CHAFED
PLACES.
A SALT ENCRUSTED MORASS.
"Zam-Buk" is best for chafed
places , sore feet, or inflamed patches,
caused by friction. For babies' sensitive skins it is especially ��� adapted,
because it is of pure herbal composition. Don't, apply to the delicate
.���kin of your'children,, either'for cuts
sores or skin diseases, the crude
salves made up from rancid animal
oils or fats, with mineral coloring and
scented mutter to hide their unpleasant appearance and odor! Remember
thnt whatever gets into the pores, gets
into the blood. Stick to nature, and
pure natural products. Zam-Buk is
nature's own heuler, and is, therefore
not only superior in purity, but also
in strength. Cures where other
things fail. Use it, also, for piles, -
festering sores, vnrico.se ulcers, cuts,   miles  west of which  the salt desert
Oesert   of  Which   Arabs   of Southern
Tunis Stand   In Terror.       ���   .
The most dreaded .spot in Tunis is
1 salt marsh desert known as the
Shott Jerid. Arabs hold this place in
horror as many a caravun, straying
away from the trail, has gone down
to a" terrible fate in the salt incrusted
morass which in places is said to be
1,200 feet deep. Recently this desert,
has been crossed by a woman���a'
French woman, needless to state���
Myriani Harry by name, who made
the ghastly journey in a small 'automobile.
The following account of ��� the feat
appeared in a French publication:
Accompanied  Vy  a  native    and.  a
ANCIENT BARDS OF ERIN.
In    the   Classical    Days   of   Ireland
Poesy Was Her C.ief Glory.
In an interesting article, originally
published in Donahue's, the Rev.
James B. Dollard described the bards
and bardic schools of his, motherland
in her olden, golden age. The',greatest of ancient Ireland's schools of
melody was at Tara, the historic hill
whose name is' suggestive of the great'
musical tournaments enacted ' there.
Tamur, the wall of melody'. What a'
field for the imagination I Can any;
ancient or modern description as sa-i
vage or chivalrous joust give as strik-i
ing a picture as do these minstrels of'
Ireland of their fights, their successes,
Tl
burns, nnd every-day injuries,
'lonie needs il!
Every
A man might be able to hnve money
if. his wife didn't have relations.
Mrs. Mulgrcw���"Are yer going to
si nil yer boy Toimnv b.ick to school
after the holidays?"
Mrs. O'Dooley���"No, include; me
ambition is to ninke an M. P. of him
phuin lie grows up, and if he got too
much eddicntiori he'd be shpoiled for
the position intoiroly."
A pastor at Atlanta resigned his
charge in disgust because, two of his
deacons ndvortised Hint they would
e*igage in a prize fight in the church
���is a prelude fo the services, his indignation not being mollified by their
-iubscquotit explanation that they lind
never mount to fight nnd had innde
the nnnouneeinent merely to draw n
crowd.
An Irishman, more patriotic ihnn
clever, enlisted in .1 dragoon regiment
with the intention of becoming n gallant soldier. The fencing instructor
had experienced rather a difficult job
in tlie mutter of explaining to him the
various ways of using the sword.
"Now," he said, "how would you
use. the sword if your opponent
feinted "
"Bednrl," snid Pat, with gleaming
eyes. "I'd just tickle him with the
point lo see il he wns shamming."
A Simple and Cheap Medicine.���
A simple, cheap and effective medicine is something to be desired.
There is no medicine so effective a
regulator of the digestive system as
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. They are
simple, they are cheap, they can be
got anywhere, and their beneficial action will prove their recommendation. They are the medicine of the
poor man and those who wish to escape doctors' bills will do well in giv-
ing them a trial.
The British postmaster-general in
his annual report says:���"The result
of penny postage with the United
States, established in October, 1908,
is an increase of about 25 per cent,
between the two countries."
"Gee! Isn't he done with that
speech yet?"
"Yes, he's been done for twenty
minutes, but heaven only knows when
he'll stop talking." ��� Cleveland
Leader.
Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.
The  Unlucky Opal
"You don't mean to sny you arc
superstitious about opals !"��� said the
young man with the plate-glass scarf
pin.
"I guess I am," admitted the fair
maid in the parlor scene. "I'm firmly convinced that it is unlucky to neglect an opportunity ot getting one."
English waiter���"Which side of the
table do yeu wish to sit on,, sir?"
American Guest���"I prefer to sit on
a chair."
How to Enjoy Ginger Ale.
Down in Ottawa Parliamentary banquets come as often ns a shower in
April. Nearly every day an item appears in the society columns that Mr.
So and So gave "a jolly dinner last
night." At most of these functions
it is customary to have wines included on the menu, but not always. Hon.
William Paterson, Minister of Customs, was once host at what he was
proud to call a "dry" banquet. Ginger nle constituted the sole line of
refreshments, 01 was supposed to.
Not a few of the guests felt that they
could not do justice to the dinner
without something a trifle stronger
than ginger ale, so they entered into
a conspiracy with the waiters at the
cafe to have their favorite brands
smuggled to ihe table with all the approved methods of those conscienceless travelers who manage to evade
the customs duties which the collectors under the Minister of the Crown
are paid to levy.
The waiters received special instructions to serve Scotch and soda to certain guests, but not to use anything
but ginger ale bottles, previously tampered with, of course.
The plan worked to perfection, and
the dinner was one of the jolliest'of
the jolly. In fact, it has passed into
the annals of Parliamentary entertainment as a record-breaker for merriment, but the climax was reached
at an early hour in the morning when
Hon. Mr. Paterson, in rising just before the time came to sing "Auld
Lang Syne," took occasion to remark:
"I am delighted that we have all had
such an enjoyable time with nothing
stronger than ginger ale, and it only
goes to show what remarkable advances the temperance cause is making in this country."
A clergyman in the Midlands, well-
known for "his kindness to the genius
tramp, had 11 wooden building placed
at the entrance to his grounds for
their benefit, with a smnll loaf and a
jug of writer on the inside. Recently
on visiting tlie hut after one of these
travellers had left, he found, that a
portion of thc loaf had been consumed
and a penny left. A scrap of dirty
paper under the latter set forth that
the copper was "for a penn'orth of
cheese for the next bloke."
begins. As far as eye can see it is a
dead white plain of saltpetre and
magnesium crystals, without a vestige
of vegetation. -���
The silence is appalling, No birds,
no snakes, not even a fly or a mosquito is to be seen. There is a narrow pathway through the marsh, and
natives have rammed in wooden posts
here and there as warnings against
specially dangerous places. Theso
stick out of the glittering surface like
masts of sunken wrecks.
The salt mud is a moving mass
which continuously throws up to the
surface what it has swallowed up.
Skeletons of men and boasts of burden, bleached as white as snow by
the action of the salts, lie strewn
ahout.
'"I he glittering salt particles which
soon covered us," Mine. Harry writes,
"gave us the impression that we weru
traveling in polar lands, although a
wind that blew from the south scorched us like the breath from a fiery furnace. Many mirages were observed.
Thpse, the Arabs say, are created by
evil spirits to lure travelers to their
doom.
"We had covered 80 miles without
mishap when a second's inattention
caused the car to swerve and the
wheels sank through the treacherous
salt crust. Fortunately we had been
seen, and the car was lifted out of
the mud, camels' thigh bones serving as levers, by some friendly natives who conducted us to the village
01" Km."
carnd    carrying  "wale     ana    re ro   ! their, f,ailu,reS inth*ir own and iheii
M.no   Harriett out^robGal-S   90 ''^ e's 'h��f ? �����-����-'   Q"* &0 or
���     -     - - - -    - Roman song has no such record to
chronicle.
While all Ireland, then, was music-!
mad, while it was really governed and:
controlled,  marshalled   and   arrayed!
FOR RUN-DOWN PEOPLE
Your blood lias become thin and weak.
The drain upon your system the post few
months has been very great.. 'You are consequently feeling " all out of ��orl>" and
"run down." Your appetite is bad and
you hardly have enough energy left to do
your daily duties. - You should take
PSYCHINE, ihe greatest of Tonics, with-
out delay. This will put you on your feet
at once,   '
���. Gentlemen :--"I have used PSYCHINE
and I do think it is the greatest Ionic and
system builder known. 1 would advise all
who are run-down or physically weak to
use PSYCHINE." Yours truly. Mrs. jas.
Bertrand, West Toronto..
If yon ore weak PSYCHINE will ms.be yon stnnf.
For Sale by all Dmjrlsls & Dolors, SOc. & tl
per bottle.
Dr.
T. A. SLOCUM
LIMITED,
TORONTO I
and educated by   the spirit  of   har-'
money,   poesy   flourished   amain!    A'
people whose higher ambition was to'
excel "in  concord of sweet sounds" |
must hnve been in the highest degree '
poetic.    And so we read in the elo-1
quent   words   of   "Speranza"   (Lady-:
Wilde) how "stately kings swept by':
in   their   painted    chariots;   yellow-1'
haired heroes rushed to battle shak-;
ing ,their  spears  and  shouting  their I
war songs; while the thick gold tor-^j
ques rattle  on  arm  and throat,  and,'
r  many-colored  cloaks stream  in ��� "i,;1T'c(f.
wind.   They pass us by and are- ������:',, ,'snil,       -     ,       r     ������ , r
lost to sight,   and   their  places   are  ce,*y**1 -onte-'cj.v when tne judge ask
PRONOUNCED SI-KEEN-5
Better'' Stick to' the  Bench
V  colored  111:111  was  brought before
their many-colored cloaks stream in-'l,,&?.'���" JU,J��C' ,f *--*6**- *$ stealing
the wind. They pass us by and are* cl'.ickf''--s- Ho pleaded guilty and refilled with others in a shifting, splen! ":{!,'-,?������' ''' V1?,"'�� 'im'"��^rto lilTtho'se
,i.-.j   ������..r a   .. ���..��    -#   _r :_-i.-   cnicMuis
The ever-burning que.itin, "What
shall we do with our hoys?'" seems to
be satisfactorily answered in the following advertisement, which appears
in the window of a Farrington road
butcher's shop: "Wanted���A respectable boy for beef sausages."���London
Tribune.
Just a Little More Rich, Red
Blood Cures Most
Ailments
The lack of sufficient redi health-
giving blood doesn't end merely in a
pale complexion. It is much more
serious. Bloodless people are the
tired, languid, run down folk who
never have a bit of enjoyment in life.
Food does not nourish, there's indigestion, heart palpitation, headache,
backache, sometimes fainting fits and
always nervousness. If anaemia or
bloodlessness be neglected too long a
decline is sure to follow.   Just a Jit-
Amelia   Knew  Her  Business.
Amelia was all sweet, nice and nervous, and she said to her sweetheart:
'���You have been so old a friend 1
want lo tell you something. I am,"
and she blushed, "I am going to be
married!"
"Wait!" he cried hoarsely. ".Before
���ou go further hear me. I must say
t, though 1 have no right now, but
1 will have less right later. I love
you. 1 adore you. I have loved you
since we were children together. I do
not see how I can live and see you
the wife of another. But at least you
will know that I have loved you all
these years, and when you hear the
wind sigh over my distant grave���of
course that it nonsense"���
"Don't take on so, John Henry,"
she said softly. "I'm going to marry
-you!"
Then the strong man fainted, and as
she bent over him a determined little line showed about her mouth, and
she muttered, "I had to do something to bring him to it."
did, confused pageant of monarch*
and wa.rriors and beautiful women,
for whose love the heroes are glad to
die and the kings to peril their
crowns. And foremost of all move1
the majestic bards, striking their
golden harps, telling of glories past
and handing down the names - of
heroes forever.
"All the ancient- life of Ireland
moved to music. The Brehons intoned thc laws, recitative, to the lister*
ing people; the Senachies chanted the
genealogies of the kings, while' the
poets recited the deeds of heroes or
sang to their gold harps those ex-1
quisite airs that once haunted the!
hills and glens of Ireland."
The  study of Irish  poesy for tha'
seven  hundred years  succeeding  tha
Norman invasion is a sad one
right under the ��� window of
the'owner s house when there was a
dog luo.se in the yard.
"11 wouldn't bn no use, Judge,"
said the man, "to try to 's^-lain to you
all. Uf you wns to try it you like as
not would get your hide-full of shot
and get no chickens, nuther. Ef you
want to engage in any rnscality,
Judge, yo' bett-jr stick to the bench,
whnr' yo' am familiar."
Easy to Get
Secretary to Mr. S.:o.t ib3���Here's
a letter asking for your autograph.
Air. S. (busy)���Veiy well; write one
and mail it.
The hearts of men cannot be warm-
ed with cold-storage sermons.
When1'	
the chivalry of the Middle Ages was ' A widower who was married recent-
developing the romantic poetry of ly for the third time, nnd whose bride
Provence, Ireland was in a death had been married once before, wrote
struggle with the Dane. "When Danfe- across the bottom "of the wedding in-
and Petrarch sung in the mellifluous vitation: "Be sure and come, this is
Tuscan, Ireland was encountering the .'no iiniuteur performance."
best soldiers of Europe under Eliza- '
Our System of Notation.
Some system of notation has been
used since time out of memory.
The first record we have of it is of
figures written with a stick on a flat
surface covered with sand. Before
that all calculations were made with
pebbles, beans and the like. Even
now the Chinese do their calculating
with little stones or beads strung
on wires, in a frame. The Romans
lirst used vertical lines���I, II, III, etc.
���to, express numbers. The Arabic
figures, which we commonly use at
the present time, are of much earlier
beth's generals. While Spanish minstrels were chanting the glories ot
Charlemagne and the Cid, the same-
unending duel was going on. And
while kings and princes were everywhere else making culture the pride
of their reigns, the priest, the schoolmaster and the bard in Ireland had
a price on their heads. The vicious ���
perfection of the penal code had done'
its work. I
Music and song still lived, but in'
a character almost entirely new. Then-
was added that distinct trait, which!
is since almost inseparable from Irish |
song���the wild, passionate wail of
hopeless . grief or the tender melan- j
choly, such as surrounds one whoso;
memories are all of the dead.
IT
MATCHES ARE CHEAP
Therefore   Everybody  Should   Use the BEST
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of
Made for the Canal
It is reported that a firm hnve a
vessel especially adapted for use on
the canal. It i.s driven hy stenm power and is fitted with artesian wells
so that navigation will not be imperilled.���Newmarket Express-Herald.
Colds
The colds so frequent with children may be prevented by covering
the headpiece of iron beds or cribs.
Use a curtain of cretonne or silko-
lene to match spread and bolster nnd
the effect is nn improvement.
Marriage Unnecessary.
When a drunkard among the Nas-
caupee Indians was found frozen to
death recently on their Canadian reservation, the other members of.the
tribemade up a jury for an inquest,
as they had seen their white neighbors do   and brought in this verdict:
"The deceased came to his death
from the freezing of a great quantity
of water inside him, which, they were
of the opinion, he had drunk for
rum."
These Indians are the most primitive tribe now in existence and live
as their fathers did for untold generations. When conversing they either
shout or adopt a petulant, whining
tone which would lead one to imagine that they are quarreling violently, where as they are only discussing some trivial topic in the most
peaceful way.
Marriage with them is simply a
consent to live together. Tf the girl
is willing, so much the better; if not-
provided her parents agree ��� she is
dragged off forcibly to the wigwam
of her future husband. Doing most
of the hnrd work, they soon grow hideously ugly.
Are Poets Insane?
"The poet is one whose troubled
nature urges him towards drink, suicide, and madness." Thus Mr. W. B.
Yeats, the "Celtic Charles Lamb," ns
he has been termed. Mr. Yeats, who
first studied v. th a view to becoming
an artist, began writing nt twenty-
one. Now he is forty-five, and during the last twenty-five years has
earned the reputation of living in a
fairy world of his own. He certainly
holds sotne very peculiar notions, and
tells uncanny tales.
valuable on account of the great con
venience it affords by giving a figure
a value according to the place it occupies in the line. "By. this " system
the most enormous sums can be expressed by the ten little characters
which form the numerical alphabet.   ���
tie  more blood euros all  these trou-j date.      The Arabic system is chiefly
bles.   Just more rich, red blood; then       '    "" "
abounding, health .and    vitality    and
pleasure in life.    To get more blood
the remedy    is   Dr. Williams'   Pink
Pills.    No other   medicine   increases
the  blood  supply so quickly   or   so
surely.   The cure actually begins with
the first dose, though naturally it is
not  noticeable.    This is  not  a mere
claim.   Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have
been doing this over and over again
in Canada for years.    This is     why
thousands   of  people   -jlways   have .a
good  word   to  say  about "this  medicine.   The following is the experience
of one of the many  who praise-this
medicine.    Mrs.    ,1.    J.    Thibodeau,
Bathurst  Village,   N.B.   says:   "Some
years ngo while teaching school I became so run down that I could hardly walk.   My breath was short and I
had  failed  in  weight and ".'lost color.
I  had   to  rest  several  times  on  my
way  to  school    and    during    school
hours   it    took    more    than   all   my
strength to fulfil my duty.   My doctor  advised  me to give  up teaching
and take a long rest.   But at this time
��� a friend persuaded me to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and I got six boxes.
I hadn't finished the first box when I
felt a little better and by the time I
had used the six boxes I was fully recovered  and   enjoying    the    best of
health. _ At a later date I  was troubled   with   eczema   and" my  faith   in
Pink Pills led me to try them again,
and 1  was not disappointed, as they
cured  this    trouble    also.      I    can't
praise  Dr.   Williams'   Pink   Pills  too
much for they have done me a power
of good."
Dr.   Williams' Pink  Pills  nre sold
Laporte and the Young King.
When Louis XIV. was only eight
years old his love for wrestling and
other boyish sports gave many uneasy moments to one Laporte, his attendant. On one such occasion he insisted, despite all entreaties, in roll-,
ing about the floor endeavoring to
overcome his cousin, the Count of
Artois. Laporte calmly put on his hat
and sat down. Louis, jealous even
at that age of his kingly dignity, at
once  demanded:
"How can you permit' yourself to
sit and remain covered in the presence of your king?"
"Pardon me, sire," retorted Liiporte,
''but I did not think that a king was
in the room."
Crew's Narrow Escape.
A thrilling tale-of the sea was told
when the crew of the trawler Avs
were landed at Hull, the other day,
the vessel having sprung a leak and1
foundered in the North Sea. She sank;
in little over an hour, but the crew,
were rescued by .the Hartlepool'
trawler, Loch Barry. During tha
storm the water rose rapidly and extinguished the engine-room fires.'
Flares were burnt, and in their despair the crew burnt their beds. Thai
pumps could not cope with the inrush!
of water, and eventually the crewi.
took to their boat. Some of the men'
had to lie in the bottom of the boat.)
They rowed against a strong swell),
for hours without making any pro-i'
gress, and hope of rescue was beingj,
despaired of when the. Hartlepool!
trawler hove in sight. "We were res-*
cued from the very jaws of death,"!
was the remark of the rescued skipJ
per.-. '���'-.'''.
REGULARITY	
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And  Figures  Don't  Lie.
Johnny came home the other night
in high glee, wearing the arithmetic
medal. '-���;   s
"What is that for?" asked his
mother.
"That's the prize for doing examples," said Johnny. "I did this one,
'If our new baby weighs eleven and
a half pounds and gains an ounce
each day'���'cause you told Mr?..Smith-
she did yesterday ��� 'how much will
she  weigh   when  she's  twenty years
1 ��� .,11 mnri;n;nn An..ir. ��� ���.. ���.-n i.��� 1 ��� ol(,? ���'"v,k1 tlie answer was 466* pounds,
by all meclicinn dealers or will be sent, And the 'teacher said I enrripd thp
hy mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes. ��. 1 ������_piir|f, ?������ e"   U
for $2.50 by The Dr. Williams' Modi    P UirwUon
A Brave Little Sister.
"You are a brave little mother, and!
I hope something will be done for
you," said the coroner at Tottenham,!
England, to thirteen-year-old Eliza-!
beth Froment at the inquest on' her
sister, aged three, who lost her life'
by her clothes taking fire. The father]
and mother and five children lived inj
two rooms. The mother was still inu
bed when the* accident occurred. Al-{,
though in a very weak condition shei
took the child up and started to run/
downstairs, but it was. snatched from.1
her by her eldest daughter, who acW
ed as "housekeeper" for the ���'family.'
She ran outside with it and smothered out the James with her jacket)
herself sustaining severe burns about
the hands. I
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A suburban liou-iev.ifu recently
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think so, mum," sn'd Mary. "He's
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FOR TEN CENTS
What, Break a Commandment?
The Man���The neighbors next door
wants to cut their grass nnd say could
you be so kind as to lend them your
���tickle?
Puritanical    Mistress���Lend    them j
my sickle to cut grass on Sunday?
John, toll them we haven't any.
Minister���So you are going to school
now, are you, Bobby?
Bobby (��gr*(l six)���Yes, "sir.
Minister���Spell kitten for me.
Bobby���Oh, I'm further advanced
than thai;, Try me on cat.���Chicago
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Poetry  and   Prose.
"What n beautiful sight it is, Mrs.
Bates, to see your two little boys always together!" the summer boarder
explained fjn an ecstacy on the approach of Bobby and Tommy Bates
hand in hand. "Such brotherly love
is as rare as it is exquisite."
Mrs. Bates nodded in assent.
"I tell Ezry," she said, "that they're
as insep'r'blt' as a pair o' pants."
A  Question  to  Be  Considered.
"Do you consider plagiarism permissible under any circumstances?"
"Well," answered Senator Sorghum,
'it's pretty hard when you find your,
self compelled to make a choice ol
being interesting or original."
Jones���"The doctor snys I must
take plenty of exercise. 1 don't know
whether to try Indian clubs or dumbbells."
Mrs. Jones���"I wish you would
come out with me, and wheel the
pernmbuliitor a little >vny,"
Jones���"Urn! no Martha, I don't
want to overdo the thing nt first, you
know,"
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The British  Navvy.
In England a navvy is a laborer;
employed in the building of canals,1
railways, etc. ji
The navvy dates back to the eight* j
eenth century,   when  some .hundreds),
of canals���or navigations, as they were
called���were  cut all  over the coun-!:
try.    Hence he was dubbed a navi-:
gator,   or  navvy,  a  description  pre*'
served   in   the   sign   the   Navigators''
Arms,  of  which  there  are  many inj
England.   The "navigator" is usually'
depicted  with ono hand resting on a>
spade, while the other holds a foaming pot of ale.
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Tennyson and Barnum. i
Tennyson was extremely eager at1
one time to visit America, and touch-*
ing this point a story is related to'
the effect that Barnum offered him1
an enormous sum to make the trip,*1!
though probably not as one of the at- j '
tractions   of  the   "greatest show  onl'
earth.".  "All you have to do," said' \ ���������������*>������������������������������������������������������������
Barnum, "is to stand on a platform
and have your hands  well shaken."'
The poet, however, declined the offer.
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Bosworth Field.
In the battle of Bosworth Field.i
1485, a king was killed (Richard III.)1
nnd a king was crowned (Henry VII.)j
"You said you made a personal examination of the premises,' interrupted the rural magistrate. "Whnt did
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Lnniijan���Oi    don'l    know      yit.���
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i����ia������i \  ?-.;c'"'  A  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  il  Used in Canadian homes to produce  delicious home-made bread, and a aup<������  ply ia always included [in Sportamens'  and Campers'Outfits. Decline  all imitations. They never  give satisfaction and cost just  as much.  E. W. CILLETT CO. LT������.  Winnipeg     Toronto, Ont.      Montreal  AWardad highest honors at alt  ��������� No. ut Expositions.  i In all cases ol  DISTEMPER, PINK EYE, INFLUENZA  COLDS, ETC.    ���������  of all horses, broodmares, colts, stallions, is to  "SPOSiN THEM"  on their tongues or in the feed put Spohn's Liquid  Compound. Givo the remedy to all of them. It  acts on the blood and elands. It routes thedisoase  by expelling the disease (Terms. It wards ell the  trouble no matter how they are "exposed." Absolutely freo from anything injurious. A child  can safely take it. joe and li.oo: J5.50 and Jir.oo  tho dozen.   Sold by drueeists and harness dealers.  Distributors!  All Wholosalo Druoolsts  SPOHN MEDICAL CO.,  Chemists    and    Bacteriologists  GOSHEN, IND., U. S. A.  STOVE POLISH  saves the ��������� tired housekeeper work and worry.  It is a convenient paste,  in a large can. A gentle  rub with brush or cloth  brings a beautiful,  mirror-like shine that  is not affected by the  heat. For stoves, pipes,  grates and ironwork.  If your dealer does not carry  "Black Knight" Stove Polish in  stock, send us his name and loe,  and we will send a full size tin  by return mail.  TEE F. F. DAILEY CO., LIMITED  HAMUTON. ONT. JO  Makirs 0/the famous "a 11s /" SAoe JWish.  The   Flight  of Time  "It's three months since 1 saw you  last,"  The one who met her plainly states.  Says she: "Can that be possible?  It's awful how times aviates."  SOV.E CAMBRIDGE CAPERS.  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Garget  Cows  In  When a father gives his sons skates,  liis wife says he doesn't care if they  do get drowned. A more satisfactory  gift from a woman's viewpoint is a  crochet needle.  His Salary  "Is your' young man gcttin' a salary, 'Melia?" "Sure he is. An'  what's mo,' do boss tol* William  he's gwine double it." "Dat's fine!  How much is he gittin' now!" "1  dunno what he's gcttin' now, but 1  speck it's sometliin* like half what  he's gwinter git."  HEALTHTrTcHiLDREN  ARE A BLESSING  Healthy babies are good babies,  and the good baby is a blessing in  every home. Nothing can give the  mother or father more pleasure than  to see baby play. Every movement is  watched with delight; every new  word spoken brings pride to the fond  parents. It is only the sickly baby  that makes homo wretched ��������� and,  mothers, it is not baby's fault when  he is sick. You are the one to blame.  Perhaps you give him candies, cakes  and other food which his little stomach is unable to digest. Then when  lie is cross and ailing you give him  some "soothing" mixtures to quiet  him. That is wrong���������remember his  little stomach is not as strong as a  grown persons, and also remember  that every spoonful of "soothing"  mixture you give him only does him  more injury���������it does not remove the  cause of his fretfulness���������it merely  dopes him into an unnatural sleep.  What is needed to make baby healthy  and happy is Baby's Own Tablets  ���������a medicine with a .guarantee of  safety. About them Mrs. Mathies  McCormick, West St. Peters, P.E.I.,  writes: "We have used Baby's Own  Tablets with good results. They are  certainly a blessing for mothers that  have cross sickly babies. They sweeten the stomach; give refreshing sleep  and make baby fat and healthy."  Sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvilie, Ont.  Stiff neck! Doesn't amount to much  but mighty disagreeable. You will be  surprised . to see how quickly Ham-  lins Wizard Oil will drive the stiffness out.   One night, that's all.  ."Jimmy, -you wasted your breath  talking to old Mr. Wilbur this morning. He's as deaf as a post." "I  know that," said Jimmy, with 'a  smile, "but posts don't have sixpences in their pockets to give little  boys, and Mr. Wilbur does."  The Friend of All Sufferers.���������Like to "the  shadow of a rock in a weary land" ia Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil to all those who suffer pain It holds out hope to everyone and  realizes it by stilling suffering everywhere.  It is a liniment that has the blessings of  half a continent. It is on sale everywhere  and can be found wherever enquired for,  If a man were asked on nearing the  end of a long life what happening of  the holy Sabbath is imprinted most  strongly on his memory, he would reply that it is his wife's desire to sweep  wherever he chanced to be sitting  Sundav morning.-  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine  Tablets. Druggists refund money if it  fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature on each box.   25c.  He is a noble husband who accepts  the cigars his wife bought for him,  destroys them one at a time, and says  nothing.  Diner���������"It's a shame that you killed this chicken."  Waiter���������"Why?"  Diner���������"In two or three more days  it would have retired on a pension  fund."���������Philadelphia Telegraph.  Drug Shares at a  Premium  National Drug and Chemical Co. of  Canada G per cent, first preference  shares of ������1 each are now quoted on  the London market at a premium of  12X per cent., the present price being ������1 2s. 6d.  "I suppose, Jennie, you wouldn't  want to go to the concert Wednesday  in your old hat?"  "You dear thing���������I couldn't possibly think of showing'myself in it."  "That's what I thought, so I���������"  "What?". v.'*,.;  "Bought only one ticket to the concert.."���������Meggendorfer Blactter.  4oklr ���������tops cough*, imm sold*, hcala  throat and ltmxs. ���������������   ���������   ��������� 25������������������������������������  Offensive Candor  Washington Star���������"Did you ever get  a good likeness of Mr. Dustin Stax?"  "Perfect," said the self-confident  painter; "it was so true to nature that  lie refused to buy it."  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 giveB rise to dangerous complications. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will  effect a speedy cure. At the first intimation of this ailment the Biifferor ahould  procure a packet of tho pills and put himself under a course of treatment. The  good effects of tho pills will be almost immediately evident. .  The Nova Scotia "Lumber King"  says:  "I consider MINARD'S LINIMENT  the BEST liniment in use.  I got my foot badly jammed lately.  I bathed it well with MINARD'S LINIMENT and it  was as well as ever  next day.  Yours very truly,  T. G. McMULLEN.  "What's   the   trouble   in     Plunk-  ville?'' .  "We've, tried   a  mayor  and  we've  tried a commission."  "Well."  '    "New we're thinking of offering the  nianagi n.'ont of our city to some good  magazine."���������Louisville   Courier  Journal.  There are only eleven periodic  comets of which the return has been  observed.  Deafness Cannot Be Cured  by local nppllcutlonn, as they cannot reach tho dle>  eased portion ol lliu cur. There Is only oue way to  cure dcnlnra.1, and tliat hi by constitutional remedied.  Di'uliiesa Is cauued by an Intlaiued condition ot the  mucous llnlnK of tlio Eustachian Tube. When this  tube Is Inlluined you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when it Is entirely cloned, Dei(<  nens Is tho result, and unless the Inflammation on be  taken out and this tube restored to IU normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine coses  out ol ton are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing  but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.  We will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any cue ot  Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured  by Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Send for olrculars. Ire*.  i: J. CHENEY 4 CO.. Toledo, O.  Bold by Druggists, 78o.  Take Hall's Family Pills for eoastlpttloa.  There isn't any laughter that sounds  quite so sincere as thnt of a woman  who is so fat she shakes when she  laughs; but no fnt woman hns ever  been selected by sculptors as the ideal  figure of "mirth."  Ate Unwisely ?  Sometimes people do, and suffer,  because the stomach balkn.  Leaves   From the Life   of an   Unruly  Undergrad.  There are occensions in the life of  the undergraduate when ho gees temporarily off his head. Tho writer has  seen the Market Square at Cambridge  full of wild young maniacs, demolish-  iisg everything they could lay their  hands on���������shutters of shops, fencing,  tvoodon doors���������anything that would  burn.  There was an occasion when the  Dean thought he had quelled some  riot, and retired upstairs to his rooms.  To make quite sure that he did not  leave them again, the undergraduates  got hatchets ^,and tore the wooden  stairs down. Then everything available was burnt in one gigantic bonfire in the middle of the court, and  all because the college boat had gone  up a place in the races.  On one occasion, when a "rag"  was expected, the authorities were  surprised to find the courts absolutely  desertedr 'Then the awful truth was  realized. Every undergraduate in  the college was on the roof! The  movements of the Dean and the por.  tors were carefully followed with a  searchlight. An attempt to surprise  the citadel by means of ladders was  met by gently shaking the ladders  from the top. Then, from their secure position, the undergraduates  threw squibs and crackers into the  courts, and fired off rockets.  In the writer's first year, the authorities of the college raised much  feeling by enforcing the regulation  that no undergraduate was to walk  on the grass plots in thc centre of the  college courts, and, after some hard  thinking, a few original sparks hit  on a brilliant plan. One night, in  the small hours, a certain tutor attacked with insomnia was prowling  round the courts, when he was surprised to notice that the grass in one  court was covered with men, apparently searching for something. He  came forward to inquire, but as soon  as his presence was realized there was  a peneral stampede.  The truth came out a few weeks  after. The quality of thc grass seemed to decline, and, on examining it.  Hie gardener* were horrified to find  that it was full of tiny carrots and  turnips!  Carrie Nation, the famous saloon-  smasher of America, was announced  one day to speak at the debating society of a certain college. Everyone  was on tenterhooks at. the thought'of  such a terrible feminine tub-thumper  within the sacred precincts of a college. The debate was crowded, and  then a heavily-veiled, sombre-gowned  female, carrying the emblem of her  cause���������a hatchet���������entered the room.  Five minutes after, everything was  pandemonium, the hoax was discovered, and the undergraduate impersonator had gathered "up his skirts  and run.  The dread summons from the Dean  of the college to his presence comes���������  when it does come���������in a gently-worded missive, something like this:  "Mr.   is requested to call upon  the Dean between 7 and 7.15 p.m."  An innocent young freshman, in  pure ignorance of some inadvertent  crime, mistook it for a^kind invita-  tion, and replied in the following  terms:  "Mr ������������������ is very much obliged to  the Dean for his kind invitation to  dinner this evening, which he is, unfortunately, unable to accept, owing  to a previous engagement."  The Dean's next summon was  rather; more  peremptory.    Young But Wise.  Cute youngsters have been at it  again, and here are some of their sayings and doings:  In an oflice in Toronto is an oflice  boy who has some idea of what should  and what should not be coining to  him. He never actually objects when  anybody asks him to hurry out to  deliver a message, but across a paper  on his desk he recently wrote, in largo,  easily-seen* letters, "Rush orders a  delight."  ',. In a school in a Western Ontario  town is a little girl who has not taken  quickly to the mysteries of addition.  ''One 'n one?" asked the teacher,  while putting the class through the  easiest of the addition tables. The  little girl referred to was the ��������� onlj  person in the class who couldn't give  the answer. "Two 'n one?" asked t. c  teacher. The little girl smiled confi  dently, put up her hand and, whei.  noticed by the teacher, said "Shoe  polish."  Another lad of four years was asked to "stay to tea" at a house in Toronto where he had spent the afternoon with the children of the house  The head of the house being away,  the mother decided to have for herself  and children a simple meal including  cornmeal mush. Not being sure how  the little visitor would like the idea,  she said to him, "Do you like por  ridge?" "Yes," admitted the child,  and he added feelingly, "But I don't  like it when I'm out for tea."���������Couriei  As it Goes  In the corner she's left the mechanical toy,  On a chair is her Toddy Bear fine,  The things that I thought she would  really enjoy  Don't seem to be quite in her line.  There's the flaxen haired doll that is  lovely to see  And really expensively dressed,  Left   alone,   all   uncared   for,   and,  3trange though it be,  She likes her rag dolly the best.  Oh,   the  money   we   spent,  and  the  plans that we laid  And the wonderful things that we  bought!  There   are   toys   that  are  cunningly,  skillfully>made  But she seems not to give them a  thought,  She was pleased when she woke and  discovered them there.  But never a one of us guessed  That it isn't the splendor that makes  a gift rare���������  She likes her rag dolly the best.  Light That  Failed  "Uncle, will you please pick the  wick off this candle?"  "Certainly. But why such a  strange request?"  " 'Cos I heard dad say we should  get a fortune whon you snuff it."���������  Cassell's.  You ask me why I greet the priest,  But not his god;  The god sits mute, the man at least  Returns my nod.  ���������From the Chinese.  MONKEY LAND.  NO HOSPITAL FOR  MR. LAWLER  HE TOOK GIN PILLS  If you ever hear anyone say that  Rheumatism can't be cured, ask them  if they have ever tried GIN PILLS.  Or ask them to write us for proof  that GIN PILLS have cured hundreds and hundreds of cases of Rheumatism, Sciatica, Lumbago, Pain in  the Back and other troubles caused  by weak Kidneys or Bladder.  Rheumatism can be cured���������is being  cured every day���������by GIN PILLS.  Here is the best kind of proof.  Ogden, N. S.  "I have been troubled with Rheumatism so bad that I could not work.  A doctor tended me and told me to  go to the hospital but all to no good  until a friend told me to try GIN  PILLS. I did so and after taking a  few boxes, I am perfectly well."  D. J. LAWLER.  Take GIN PILLS on our positive  guarantee that they will cure you or  money refunded. 50c. a box���������G for  $2.50. Order from us if your dealer  cannot supply them. Sample box  free if you write .us. National Drug  and Chemical Co., Dept. N.U., Toronto. 50  Indignant Magnate (whose pet  measure is likely to fail)���������"What do  you think you were elected for, anyhow?"  Distinguished Senator (with a  dreamy faraway gaze)���������"For six years  ���������I hope!"  If you are a BUffcrer from colds get a  bottle of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup  and test its qualities. It will be found  that no praise bestowed on it is too high.  It does 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.  Mr*. B. E. Bedwell, of 337 Pro-  rencher Avo., St Boniface, Winnipog,  ���������ays ;��������� " Some time ago my children*  took diphtheria, ������nd while attending  thorn the poison entered a small soratch  on the gecond finger of my left hand.  This became verysore and blood-poison.  ing soon cot in. For months after the  children wero quite ���������well I was Buffering from a shockingly bad finger. The  scratch was caused originally oy a pin,  and in itself, vraa not at all serious.  The consequences, however, of noglect-  iug thisicratch, were very serious to mo.  "When the blood-poUoning set in I tried  poullicoa and a aalvo I hud In tho house.  These, however, did not lavo the desired  e lect Quite on the contrary the flugor  bocaine more and more swollen and discolored. Ib then began to foster, and I hud  to call In a doctor. He lanced tha finger  to let out the pu*, and you can Imagine  how painful tho finger wasl Cosplte hia  onro, however, it again festered and the  old! meats, liniment*, and other preparations which the doctor gave me seemed  absolutely unable tobringaboutunyroliof.  "The doctor thereupon advised me to go H  lnl 0 tha 8L Boniface Hospital. I foarod  1 bat if I wont to the Hospital the finger  would be amputated. We were told or a  ciMSsImilurtomr. ownin whichZam-Buk  bad effected a cure when everything else  hu l failed and tbe doctor had saitt that  only ainpuUtion could save the poreon's  bund.  " We, therefore, decided to give Zara-  B'lkatrial. A supply was procured, and.  wo commenced tha Zam-Buk treatment.  It only needed a few diiyj to show the  wisdom of thi-i step. Tho blood-poUoning  and inflammation wer 1 roduced, the pain  b came loss acuto, aud it was evident  very shortly that t';e trouble was boinj  reduced to a loss and still loss area. We  persevered with the Zam-Buk and in the  and the festering soro was thoroughly  cleaned, then healed. In under three  weeks from first commencing with Zam-  Buk, the flngor wis entirely well; and  had weappliod Zam-Buk in the first place,  instead ot trying ordinary preparation*.  no doubt I should have saved myself  hours nnd hours of acute agony."  v All mothers should nolo this case. Zam-Buk  Is a sure cure for blood-poisonintr, teetering,  outB, scratches, from barbed wire, br.iieci,  eczema, raahet, tetter, salt rheum, face lores,  ulcere, piles, bid lej, varico e reins, nnd all  ekiu injuries and disease!. (SOoss box. all drug-  (finta and itores or pott lr-e from Zam-Buk Co.,  Toronto, for pricss. Send 1c stamp for postage  of 'res trl.il box.   Refu-o all 1 idtatlons.  The  Hungry Hubby  "Don't you have  any  warm  meals  at dinner-time?"  "No,   my   wife   is   at   the   cooking-  school then."  Plans have been set on foot in Australia for the development of a large  portion of the island continent, which  is now little more than a wilderness.  |ul������kJy steps coughs,  onrea eelds, heal*  Dm>  tkroat asd  lna-a*. .   ���������    ���������   88 otuts.  Those Brothers  Young Man���������So Miss Ethel is your  oldest sister.   Who conies after her?  Small Brother���������"Nobody ain't come  yet; but pa says the first fellow thai  comes can have her.  relieve the discomfort at once, and help digest the overload.   The lover of good  things may feel quite safe with a box of NA-DRU-CO Dyspepsia Tablets at hand.  50a. a box.   If your druggist has not stocked them yet send 50c. and we  will mall their 34  National Prut and Chemical Co. of Canada. UraltaJ.      .      .    '.       ���������       Montreal,  Building Activity.  Tremendous building activity In  some cities of tho west is shown iu  a comparative table covering 27 cities, which appears in iho January  number of Construction. It will be  observed that Regina and Moose Jaw,  however, are somewhat laggardly,  while Port Arthur bhows tremendous  strides: Berlin, $27,950; Brandon, $4,-  400; Brantford, $98,400; Calgary, $590,-  604; Edmonton, $52,G0G; Fort William,  $411,480; Halifax, $24,350; Hamilton,  $329,225; Kingston, $fK,965; Leth.  bridge, $69,755; London, - $31,074;  Montreal, $905,427; Moose Jaw, $52,.  000; Ottawa, $230,100; Peterboro, $8,-  570; Port Arthur, $182,016; Prince Albert, $240,500; Regina, $50,240; Sasktv  toon, $184,210; St. John, $66,900; St.  Thomas, $44,300; Bydney,$15,737; To*  roiato, $2,040,030; Vancouver, $1^97/  885; Victoria, $104,259; Windsor. $M/  200: Winni vea. $371500.  "Well over four years ago my two  little girls were taken with a dreadful scalp trouble that the doctors  called ringworm.    They attended  the  Hospital  as  out-patients  for n year. I had to apply their  ointment with a brush, giving the  children frightful pain. I also had  to have their heads shaved every  two weeks, but thoy got no better  under the treatment. They used to  cry with the tormenting itching,  ond their heads were covered with  a thick scurf aud dandruff.  "About a year ago I determined  to try the Cuticura Remedies. I  used plenty of Cuticura Soap and  applied the Cuticura Ointment. I  used only about three cakes of  Cuticura Soap and three boxes of  Cuticura Ointment and they were  cured. Their hair is growing long  and nice again. They had become  bo ill after their three years of suffering that I had to send one away  to a convalescents' home as soon  as she was cured, but now she Is  homo, well and strong. My younger  girl was away from school nlno  months with the disease. I am very  grateful to Cuticura and for their  children'ssake I hope other mothors  ���������will try It. The Cuticura Soap I will  always use for it makes the hair so  lovely."  (Signed)  Mrs. Nora Emmott,  88, Lena Gardens, Brook Green, "W,  London.  (utictira:  Soap and Ointment  afford the ipeedlett ������n������J most economical  treatment lor Itcblof, burning, scaly Humors  of Inlantt. children and adults A single set  Is often sufficient. Sold throughout the world,  Bend to "'otter Dru* A Chem. Corp., Boston,  tlB.A,, for 82-paKe Cuticura Book on Utat-  liuuil of iklo and scalp afflictions.  ASK YOURSELF  THESE QUESTIONS  And find out if you have kidney disorders.   Also make this test.  Have you  pains in the back over  the kidneys?  Have you  urinary disorders?  Do you  suffer from    severe    headaches, dizziness or defective eyesight?  Is the skin dry and harsh?  Are   you   failing    in    health    and  strength  and  suffering from  rheumatic pains or swelling of the limbs?  These are a few of the symptoms of  kidney disease, and here is the test.  If the urine, after standing for  twenty-four hours is cloudy, milky or  has particles floating about in it, or  if there is a sediment in the bottom  of the vessel, your kidneys are diseased.  There is no time to lose in beginning the use of Dr. Chase's Kidney  and Liver Pills. Delay means the  development of Bright's Disease, and  you do not want to take any chances  with that. Dr. Chase's Kidney and  Liver Pills will help you more quickly than any treatment you can obtain  and that is one reason why they are  so successful and popular.  Mr. AV. H. Mosher, South Augusta,  Grenville county, Ont., writes:���������^"1  used Dr. Chase's Kidney and Liver  Pills and firmly believe there is no  medicine to equal them. I was  troubled for years with kidney disease, and this treatment has cured  me, AVhen I begun the use of these  pills I could only walk from my bed i  to a chair. Now I can go to the field  and work like any' other man. Dr.  Chase's Kidney and Liver Pills are  an excellent medicine." This statement is certified to by the Rev. E. H.  Emett; Baptist minister, of Brockvilie, Ont.  Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney and Liver  Pills, one pill a close, 25 cents a box,  at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates  and Co., Toronto. The portrait and  signature of A. W. Chase. M. D., the  famous Receipt Book author, are on  every box. These are for your protection against imitations and substitutes.  Where Armies of Gibbering Apes Make  Life Miserable.  If at any time you should happen  to be in India, just remember to let  the monkeys alone, for to kill one  would mean to get yourself very cordially disliked by the Brahmans,  whose religion forbids them to take  the life of any creature. As a result  the people of India are overrun by a  great many animals against which  they can make but a feeble resistance, the monkey in particular being  a real tyrant.  The shops of the cities are without,  doors and windows, and whatever is.  offered for sale is exposed to the open,  air. The monkeys are always at hand  watching their opportunity and if the  merchant absent himself for a moment, instantly the nimble apes are  helping themselves* to anything they  fancy.  On one occasion the streets of Benares, the sacred city of India, had  become so overrun with these impudent little plunderers that the merchants held a meeting and- decided  that something must be done. Inasmuch as their religion forbade them  to kill the monkeys, they decided to  banish  the pesti>  The streets were surrounded and invaded, the monkeys were all captured'  and placed in cages. Then they were  taken to a large forest at a considerable distance from the city and freed  in the middle of the tree3. The scampered into the branches as if they  were having a very good time; and  there the merchants left them and  returned to their shops, rejoicing that  now they could nod in peace. That  evening there was a rare sight in Benares. Into the streets, just at dusk,  there came a great capering army of  apes. They .were the monkeys of Benares, who had found their way home  from the forest into which they had  been banished, and, though they must  have been very tired from traveling  on foot so long a distance, their joy  on reaching home again was so great  that they gamboled like a troop of  school children coming home from a  picnic.  Being town, brtxl monkeys, they had  not enjoyed country life. Next day  they were all at their old posts, raiding the food shops with renewed and  eager appetites and greatly refreshed  impudc-wo.  DR. WINTERS  Cures all chronic diseases. "'Write  him. His valuable advice will  cost you nothing.  BOX  215.       NEW   YORK  CITY.  KEST AND HEALTH TO MOTHER AND CHILB  VIas. Winslow's Sooth ino Syrup bas Ums)  ������eed for over SIXTY YEARS by MH.I.10MB oi  MOTHBKS for their CHUDREN WHILB  TBUTHINO, with PERFECT SUCCESo. ������  BOOTHEB the CHILD, SOFTENS the GtJMa  AXI.AYS all PAIN CURES WIND COWC. ������n������  Is the best remedy for UIARKHCEA. It ta ao-  eolutely harmless. Be sure and aslc for "Mra  Winslow's Boothioj Syrup," and take no oUmW  kind.   Twenty-five cents a bottle  RAILROAD EMPLOYMENT  Positions Guaranteed Competent Men  .WF/N WANTBD���������Age 18 to 35, for Firemen  S100 monthly, and Brakeinen $80, on al)  Canadian Kailroads. Experience unnecessary. No Btrilie. Promotion to Conductors  or Engineers. $150 to S200 monthly.  Railroad Employing Headquarters-  Over 500  men  sent to  positions monthly  .State age; send stamp.  RAILWAY ASSOCIATION.  Dept. 805.      227 Monroe St.. Brooklyn. N.T.  They Will Agree  wilh'you���������and help you to keep  your stomach and other organs  in the proper condition on which  your  good health must depend  The Effects of Arsenic. .  "You no doubt have observed the  lily white complexion of some women.  These women aie sacrificing years of  their lives for that beautiful skin by  the use of arsenic," said D. V. Duval,  a chemist, of Manchester, Eng.  "It is a well-known fact that thousands of women in all countries of the  world use the poison in" small quantities to bleach their skin. It is an  effective mean* of whitening and  clearing the complexion, but the complexion given by its use has no permanency unless the absorption of the  drug be continued.  "Arsenic, as science has long told  us, is an accumulative poison. When  one takes it either by prescription for  the upbuilding of an appetite or for  the bleaching of the skin he does not  feel any ill effects for several years.  The effect of the drug is bracing and  makes a person feel like eating. It  also aids the digestion. The average  user of the poison takes it in such  small Quantities that he does not realize how much of. it will accumulate  in his system in the course of four or  live years.  "Being an accumulative poison it  often takes that length of time to see  the results of the drug. Then the  j user may complain of not being able  to control his fi users or toes. Subsequently he loses control of his hands  and arms. Arsenical poisoning is the  result.  "Five year; ago in Manchester there  "was an epidemic of paralysis. Several thousands of persons were striken. Several hundred died and the  medical profession of England made a  thorough investigation of the malady  and traced it to beer. The investigators discovered that the brewers were  using a glucose in the brewing of  their product which was found to contain a small quantity of arsenic. This  drug, imbibed in small'quantities in  beer, had gradually accumulated iu  the bodies of thousands of persons,  had impoverished their blood and left  a great percentage of them helpless."  Sold Everywhere.  In bazas 25a.  Here's a Home Dye  That  Can Use.  HOME DYEINC has  always  been more or  less of a difficult under-  .talcing��������� Not so when  you U5s  wmmm  IONEdu'wALLKINDSmommI  Send lor Sample  Cord und Story  Ruoklcl 90  The JOHNSON.  RICHARDSON  CO., Limited,  Montreal. Can.  JUST THINK OF Tt]  With DY-O-LA you can color either Wool,  Cotton, Silk or MUed Goods Perfectly wilh  the SAME  Dye.    No chance of using the  WRONG Dye for the Goods you have to color.  The mistress of the mathematical  class was inatheinatizing for her  mathematical pupils, while her mathematical pupils were inwardly inathe-  mutizing  mathematics.  "Now, suppose," said the mistress,  "I had a pound of plums���������"  At which point it occurred to her  how much better she could illustrate  hor example to her youthful charges  if she really had a pound of plums.  So   "Mary," she said to a girl of eight,  "here's sixpence. Go out nnd get  me n pound of plums. And as I'm going to give them in the end to the  girl who gets the sum right first, be  sure before*-you buy them you pinch  one or two, just to see that they arc  wholesome."  A few minutes nnd Mary had returned, approached the teacher's desk  as one worthy of commendation and  plumped down a bug of plums���������and  the sixpence.  "There, mum," she said, "I pinched  one or two, as you told ���������me, and when  tho man wasn't looking I pinched the  blessed lot."���������Tit-Bits.  Too   Expensive   to   Eat.  Mr. George Graves, who is appearing with such success on the Variety  stagei in "Koffo of Bond Street," in  London," is an enthusiatsic sportsman, and recently had a day's shooting in Norfolk. Missing his train back  he endeavored to eatch it at Cambridge by motor-car, but failed, owing  to tne bursting of a tire. In order  to appear at the theatre he was compelled to charter a special train from  the University town. Mr. Graves' remark, as he alighted from his expen-  sive conveyance at Liverpool street  and handed his man a brace of partridges, was very characteristic of him,  "Get these birds stuffed, they come  too high to eat."  Warren, Ont.  Feb. 11th.  "I had a horse that  had a Spavin for a '  long time and I had  tried nearly every kind of medicine  when a neighbor told me to use  Kendall's Spavin Cure, which I did  and It acled wonderfully."  M. ROSENTHAL  Kendall's Spavin Cure is no  untried experiment, but is the world's  standard  remedy for all Swellings,  Soft Bunches and I.a:neneSS In horse  and man.  Used the world over for 40 years.  Every farmer, stockman, expressman,   livery proprietor   and  horse  owner    generally   should   keep    it  always on hand.  $l..a bottle���������6 for $5.   Ask your  dealer for free copy of our book "A.  Treatise On The Horse"���������or write us  DR. B. J. KENDALL CO.    56  Enosburg Falls,    ���������     Vermont.1  EBmStGSSBBaBS  W. N. U., No. 832.  The cost of travelling by rail in  Russia is much less than in the Unitrd  States, and the danger of accidents is  reduced to a minimum by the fact  thnt thc trains do not run nt great  speed, averaging about twenty-five  miles an hour for the main lines and  twenty miles on the branches.  "You'll have to hurry up tlint battleship," said the big manufacturer.  "Is there going to be a war?" inquired the iiiimngor.  "No, but it's only business etiquette  to deliver il boforo this year's model  goes out of stylo."  Ambassador as Mountaineer.  Mr. James Bryce, the British ambassador at Washington, who was recently granted an audience by the  King, was born in Belfast seventy  years ago. His father was Scotch and  his mother Irish. He is credited with  the ability to speak���������or acquire���������nearly every known language. He has  talked with African kings at the councils;, has banquettcd with the Dyaka;  has climbed some of the highest  mountains in the United States; has  stood on tho top of Mount Ararat���������  the first man since Noah���������has been  in Russia, in India, and Japan, and  knows nearly every part of the British  Empire, even to the Fiji IslandB.  Prevaricator.  The word prevaricator is from the  Latin and originally meant a strad-  dler with distorted or misshapen legs.  In the Roman courts of law the expression was applied to one who in a  suit was discovered to be in collusion  with his opponent to compass some  dishonesty. As falsehood was tho necessary part of such a performance,  the word by and by came to have the������  significance at present attached to it-  WESTERN  FXCURSIONS,  SINGLE FARE  Plus $2.00 for the  Round  Trip    -    ���������  From  all stations    in    Ontario, Porl  Arthur and  West,  Manitoba,  8askt.t-"  ���������hewan and Alberta to  VANCOUVER  VICTORIA and  WESTMINSTER  Tickets on sale December 15, 16 and  17, 1910; January 20, 21, 22 and 23,  and February M, 15 and 16. 1911;  good to return within three months  from date of issue.  Apply  to  nearest C.   P.   Ry.  agent  for full information.  High   Finance  Life���������Is it true that you have broken* off your engagement to that girl  who lives in the suburbs.  Griggs���������Yes; they raised the commutation rates on me and I have  transferred to a town girl.  Always a  Woman  First Suffragette���������If you were running for oflice would you buy votes?  Second Suffragette���������Not unless they  could be exchanged or credited.  You may have no use for a bachelor, but, thnt shouldn't blind your  judgment to the need the married  men have for your prayers.  The greatest men of the ages hnve  scarcely been recognized until after  they were dead. Don't be surprised  if you and your work are unnoticed;  God is keeping a faithful record.  mmim$  mmmmkm&v- THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  The  PUBLIC NOTICE.  Eholt, B. C.  HOSTELRY  John   JWeKeliaff  Proprieter.  '000  With a view to tlie better preservation  of tlie Public Highways the attention of  tlie public is herewith'directed -to'the  provisions of THK'���������HIGHWAY. TRAFFIC lU-XUJLATION ACT AMKND-  M KNT ACTwhicli enacts as follows :���������  "II shall be unlawful for any.person to.  cause to".be drawn' or driven on any of  the, public highways of that portion ol  the Province ol" British Columbia situate  east of the Cascade range of Mountains,  itny wagon or. other vehicle earryiug a  load : iu excess ������,f that mentioned , in  -Schedule 'A*.-liorc'iiito 'annexed. ���������.'  ;���������'���������"��������� , SCH'/DULF, A.     ;  Wagotis.and ,4 wheeled vehicles shall  not curry a.load in excess of tlie follow-���������  ing:���������  Jn tires under 3 inches'.'....,. .2,000 lbs.  On tires 3 inches in width and under 4  inches...............'..' .'.3,000 lbs.  On tires'4 inclits in width and under 5  ��������� inches..., .,-.'.."............ .6,00a lbs.  On  tires ;5  inches iu '��������� width and over  ... ������������������������������������... i.......... .6,060'lbs. and over.  AND -NOTICK is. hereby given that  the Act in every respect must be strictly  complied with.  Any,person guilty of an offence against,  this Act sliiill upon summ������ry ��������� conviction  thereof before a Justice of'the 'Fence be  liable'to a penalty not exceeding Fifty  Do.lars. :  ,   '  Greenwood M men-  si a . na.. lJuiou, No. 2-2, \V.  e   a  ,    ifA,   p   M f meetB overv  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7.  ^ Also in hall at   Mother Lode mine  Friday evenings at 7.  LKSTER MACKENZIE, Sect v.  GREENWOOD LODGE, No. 9  Meets every Sunday Night, at the  Miners' Union Hull.  C. G. JOHNSON, See.  tho scene paused, and inhaled  deep breaths-; tlm blood rioted  faster with the zest of living. Tt  was good to be alive.  Only in an atmosphere of unique  clarity could such a scene bo produced."  Almost auy man w  and energy can make  advertising.  10 has brains  11 fortune by  No, sonny, tho coal miners in  the Pass aro not striking upon  account of the high price of beer.  nelson, B. 0.  *IV. C.  1VKI.I.S,  Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Bo not draw logs or timber over highway. Vehicles meeting ought to turn 10  the left. A vehicle overtaken ought to  turn to the tuft. .. A vehicle overtaking  another ought to turn to the right;  Yv. C:  McMYNN,  ������������������'Government Agent.  Greenwood,: May"19th,.1910.  MINld'Ai",   aw. ,,  Certificate" of Improvements.  :    '.,;   ���������" NOTICK. ��������� ''"'.  'Mo'uti! Chri-'lo AUnuml Uliiliii,.sltiiul(! In .tlio  Green wooif.MiiiitiK llivijion of Valo Uiatrlot.  Where located V���������hi Ilhniiiariini; Greek Cuinii,  udjoiiiiiiK the Iloiuico Mmoral (Jluim, ���������  TAKK NOTICK tlmt 1, Svdney M. Julinsm:.  1'*ito-'Minors' .('ortilicnUt. No. .lii'SufS ,for .sell'  anil na iigcnt for M. W. Sniilli. I''rc��������� AI'ii'i-im'.  Certificate, Nn. Hl-l.'i:'(!. uikl I'liili]) H. S. .Stan-'  hope, li'reu Miners'.'(.'ort ilk-hie,No. Ili'K!)2il, in-  loiui, sixt.v (lii.v.-i from iliitu hereof, to i-jii>l.v lo  the' Mining Ktccmlor for a. Orlific'iiti; of Itn-  i>rovi!.'ni:i,tj, for t-lia '|iun ose of obtaining'. 11  Crown Ortiiit'or.tlii! nbovis claim.   -,  And I'urilier take notice tli.it notion, under  section .'17. iim^t I j u uo'iimiiiicuil": lififuri! "tlui  is.������uaiico of such Certilicate of liniiroveinonts.   .  ���������Jiiled this llllnlay of .March, A.I), lUll.  Many a man who would liot  work ��������� on Sunday will drivb his  auto all over the country 011 tlint  day, and think there ia no sin in  doing so.  GRAND CENTRAL   -HOTBLi   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  The "Nearest Hotel to the Granby  Mines.    Plenty of rooms, and one  of the largest Dining Rooms in the  "fey-    A. 0. JOHNSON, Prop.  ,Cl>,\r. A>������ orr. 7N-OTICK.1  NOTICK "s liereli.v. civi-ii unit, :)'l days .after  ilatet intend to uiiply lo Ihe Chief. t'oni-  inissinnorof ,1,'iiiuU for a Ucbiict* to prospect,  fur Coal and 1'elro'eMin oil the Tollowiiift ���������tlo.*-  crihed hinds sitioito in tho Sim ilka in een Division of Vale ll'fitriijE. Cotiiiiienein1,' at a |iost  planted Nil oiiniii.3 South of the Soutli-ICuHt. corner of Lot (IS7; thenco West,.8) cliinns! tlieiiee  .Soutli 81 el-ains; llionco Ksist-M') chains; thonce  North ,si) chains1 lo nlacn of commencement,  anil contiiiiiiii*,'.!/!1' iiv.res of land. . .  JJated this 10th day of January, Hill.      ;  ''''���������'"���������'   cari/hklmfh.   ;  per SI'K.VCEK UENICR.MAN, AKent.  .;,���������,.    MfNKI'Al,   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  ���������NOTICK.  Dixie Mhier'il Claim, situate In tlio' Cl-roeii-  ivooil Mining Division of Vale District.  Where located: ��������� Providence Camp, Greenwood .Mininf,' Division, Vale District. ' :  TAKK Nl 'TICK that we, Donnld Alexander  MaePonald, Krce Miners'.. Curllllcali*. No.  IliWH7; -Jaiiic.*!' iNapier I'aton. Free .Miners'  Cei'tllloalii, No. HJOKM; and ,liuiiCi -Sluiirl  Illrnio, Kruu Miners' Certificate, No. UJfll.17,  iiitciKl.tii.vty ilitya from thed.ite lioreof. to apply  to the Mlninir Kocorder for��������� 11 Cert.ilicate of  Iniprovenionts, for tho purpose of ohtainiiiK a  Crown tlriini of tlio uhovo elahn.  And lurthcr take notice that nction'. under  .section :.17, . tnust  bo   coinuiriici'd   before   the  isaue of such Certilleato of Imnrosetnents,  ������������������ Dated tins "Mill day of JIuroli. A.D. lull.   "'.".:  Tun government should handle  the "Workmen'a Coiiipeiisiition Act,  paying- those who are injured at  llieir Miiployini'iit nnd si-ttling with  the relatives of those who lose  their lives while at work. All  mills, mines, smelter.*', railway.-*,  factories, etc., should be taxed for  this purpose, and the tax graded  according to the dangerous nature  of the employment'.  British Columbia, lie was. a prospector. Jn the Kootenaj-s' he  worked for years. Ho never made  anything out of it beyond bare  living expenses in that section.  He slnicjc properties in other  localities throughout the mining  districts that wero fairly rich. lie  cleaned up enough money at thirty  to start in the real estate game. ,  In Edmonton he made thirty  thousand on a deal just previous  to the Cobalt boom that camo in  190-1-. He landed in the silver  camp at the right moment. He  invested well and wisely. In a  couple of years he plucked off a  few million'' and quit the biisine.-is.  Now lie is Mr. William G. Trethe-  way, of Cobalt aud Toronto, multimillionaire.���������Victoria Colonist.  The   Best   Latest   American   and   Canadian  Fashions in  Hats.     All  Goods in  Stock and,  Trimmed by a Professional Milliner.  His Last Kiss.  NKW ADVERTISING SCAL1*  D. J.  Insurance Agent  1'IKJS,   LI1"K AM) A'G'OIl'J'NT  Fidelity Bonds, Plate Glass,  Commissioner    for   Taking  Affidavits  PHOE8USX,   B.   O.  OO AT, AXI> OIL JS*OTICI*.  "���������XOTICE Is hereby jrivmi thai .1:1 flays after  dalo I intend to npply to Ihe Chief Commissioner of [.,'inils for a licence to prospect  for Coal nutl Petroleum: on the followioj,' de.s-  oril'eil lands situate in the. SirnilUnmeeii Division of Yale District. Couimenoine at a post,  planted SU chains south of the South-Rust corner of f.ot 'i*87; theiu-e ICisl/SOehains; theneft  Soul li. Si elmins; IlieneeWcst S:l chains: .lliencc.  North No I'lmins to plaee of commencement,  and eoiitaiiiliif, lid) acre., of land.  Datedflii  per  lOlli (toy of January,lftU.  WIU.IAM. 1)EI,a"hY  Ki'ENUEKVI'I-XERMA****,  Agenfc.  : The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adojited  the  following scale for legal advertising: ;   .:  Application   for   I.iqtior   I/icence , ���������'''-,  (30 days).......... .������������������'.... r. ���������'. j-vj.oo.  Certificate of: Improvement Notice:     : :  .(60, days);....:..,,;,....:.'. ....$7.50  Application to Purchase LandNo-:  tiees (60 days)..;;...'. V. ���������;..';'."-'.������������������..��������� $f. 50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  days) . -.'/���������.-.'......;. .'���������':.';.. '-$ 10.00  Water Notices (30 days) ..."...... . J15.00  All other legal advertising, 12. cents a  line, single column, for the  first inser-  Wiri'-.v Aaron Kelly died a rliorh  lime af{0, anoMier  pioneer of  the  west joined the silent bunch on the  other side  of the big divide,    lb-  had uioneered in many a camp and  was one of the oldest  residents'  of  Nelson.    Years ngo, in tliat town,  we  called him Dandy Kelly,  owing tn his connection with a  mine  of that namo  on  Toad   mountain.  He was fond of a game  of  poker,  and   this  passion   never   deserted  him,   for his    last   words    were:  '���������Three queens, two pair.    Boys, 1  am tired.    Let's quit."    Then hi.-  spirit lied to the land where   it  is  rumored  they  never draw cards,  nor pile tho chips to the ceiling.  tion;. and'8 Cents  quent insertion.  i line for each subse-  NOT IO E  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX,     B.   O.  The Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light.   Meals and drinks at  all hours.  R.  V. CHISHOLM, Proprietoh.  DANNY DEANE, Maxagkr.  THE RUSSELL HOTEL  Ispleasantly situated in the heart  of Grand Forks, and is convenient  to all the leading financial aud  commercial institutions of the city.  Travelers will find it a comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of thc  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 steaul and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms'. The bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  E. J. Carder, Mgr.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to the 22ml day of April, 1911,  at 5 p.m., for the purchase of lilock 27,  Subdivision  of Lot No. 541, Group one,  New   Westminster ��������� ^District, situated in  the City of Vancouver, and being the site  of the old Provincial Court House.   Hach  tender must be enclosed iu a registered  letter  and   must   be  addressed   to- the  undersigned, and plainly 'marked ''Tender.for. old Vancouver Court House Site,"  and luusi be accompanied,by an accepted  cheque for ten per cent. of. the first payment of the purchase .'money."' Payment  for the property will be accepted in  instalments of one-quarter of the purchase  money.   The first of such instalments to  be paid within thirty days after  the acceptance of the tender,  and the other  three annully thereafter, with interest at  the rate of six per cent, per annum.   In  the event of the person whose  tender is  accepted fai'ing to complete the first instalment within thirty days of the notice  of such acceptance the sale to him will be  cancelled and his ten per cent, deposit  forfeited.   The cheques of unsuccessful  tenderers will be returned.     The highest  or any tender will  not necessarily   be  accepted,   No commissions of auy kind  will   be  allowed.  WILLIAM R. ROSS,  Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C, March 7U1, 1911.  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B. C , and the price is <2 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  j.?.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBtlSHER.  GREENWOOD, B. C, MAR. 30, 1911,  A New Department of  the C.N.R.  The new Immigration   Olliee  of  the  Canadian   Northern   Kail way  has been opened at 52 Scott Block,  Winnipeg, and is described hy the  city press as already a  very  busy  spot.    Mr. Thomas  Howell,   head  of the department,   with  the experience of several yeaiy in Immigration work to guide him, is conducting   a   propaganda   in   Great  Britain  that  has  enabled  him to  secure  the  finest  class  of  Immigrants  who   have   ever   come   to  Canada.   The "Royal Line "steamers  havo  their  accommodation   taken  for all sailings well into  the summer.    Mr. Iiawley of the  Winnipeg olliee, is claiming a largo  proportion of Farm Hands and  Domestics  for  the  Wost,   and  if   the  applications   from   thoso   desiring  help are as prompt and in as large  numbers as already seems assured,  the labor problem will not be such  an acute one for this and following  seasons.   Application forms will be  supplied    hy   addressing   W.    A.  Hawley, 02 Scott IJ!k, Winnipeg.  W. G. Sheppard saw tho terrible  fne in New York, that destroved  MS lives in 20 minutes la-t Saturday and tells the following:  I looked up and saw a face in  tho'"midst of all the horror. A  young man at a window halpcd a  girl to the window sill, then he  held her out, doliherately, away  from the building and let hardtop.  Me seemed cooi and calculating;  ho held out a second girl in tlie  same way and let hor drop; then he  held out a third girl; they did not  resist. I noticed that they were as  unresisting as if he were helping  them onto a street-car instead of  into eternity.  Undoubtedly Iip saw the terrible  death awaiting them iu the flames  and his aid was only a terrible  chivalry.  Then camo lore amid tho flames.  He brought another girl to the  window. Those of us who were  looking saw hor put her arms  around him and kiss him. Then  he held her out into space and  dropped her. But. quick as a flish  he was on the, window sill himself.  His coat fluttered upwards, the air  filled his trousers legs; I could see  that he wore tan shoes and hose.  His hat was on his head.  Thud-dead! Thud���������deadl They  went into eternity together.  Ho was a real man and had done  his best.  Wo found out later that in tho  room in which he stood many girls  were being burnt to death by the  flames and were screaming ih an  inferno of heat and smoke, j  He chnso the easiest way and  was brave enough to even help the  girl he loved into eternity, after  she had given him a good by kiss,  lie leapnd with energy, as if he believed that he would cheat gravitation, and would arrive first in  that  mysterious  land   of   eternity  We wish to announce to our Patrons  and Friends that  X L WHITE, Druggist  IS OUR LOCAL AGENT  For Cut FJowers and Floral  Designs.  Leave YOUR ORDERS with  HIM.  Now is the time to order your  EASTER CARNATIONS  CALIA LILIES -  EASTER LILIES  HYACINTHS  WHITE STOCKS  MI DRAGONS  "FLORISTS'  -   GRAND FORKS, B. C. .  AlANUFAGTURING JEWELER,  The Only Up-to-Date Optical fk  Department in the Interior.  only  a  second   of time  receive  her.    But her  came first.  distant, to  thud dead  S-  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  LOVE IK ALWAYS FEEE.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  I  HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN   BY   J. H.JAMES of Greenwood.  H. W. Farmer & Co.,  REAL ESTATE,  Rock Creek, B. C.  Court Housr*, Grand Forks.  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed  "Tender for Grand Forks Courthouse," will be received by the Honorable the Minister of Public Works up to  noon of Monday, the 3rd day of April,  1911, for the erection and completion of  a new Court-house at Grand Forks, B. C.  Plans, specifications, contract, and  forms of tender may be seen on and after  the 13th day of March, 191;, at the offices  of the Government Agents at Grand  Forks and Nelson, and at the office of  Department of Public Works, Victoria.  Each proposal must be accompanied by  an accepted bank cheque or certificate ol"  deposit on a chartered band of Canada,  in.'.de payable to the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, for the sum 0}  j>2,ooo, which shall be forfeited if the  party tendering decline to enter into con  I tract when called upon to do so, or if he  tails to complete the work contracted for.  ��������� The cheques or certificates of deposit  of  unsuccessful tenderers will be returned  to them upon tlie execution of the  tract.  The  successful tenderer shall  furnish  II bond of 11 guiininti'e company satisfactory to the Minister of Public Works, in  the sum of 55,000 for the due fulfilment  of thc contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made out 011 the forms supplied, signed  with the actual signature of the tenderer,  and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.  In an editorial upon morality  the editor of the Nicola Valley  News winds up as follows :  "And those who apply their  logic to tho destruction of modern  ideals in morality, are they not  evoking a frankenstein for their  own destruction ? Strike away the  marriage tie, destroy the home,  dissect patriotism, analyze ideals,  shatter illusions, then���������������������������? What?  Miss Huffman begs to announce  to the ladies of G rand Forks and  Boundary district that she will-  hold a millinery opening on Thursday and Friday, March 30th and  31 at, when all of the latest millinery creations in Paris and New  York will ��������� bo on exhibition and  sale, at her store in Grand Forks.  J. R. Jackson, M.P.P.,' and  Arthur Huberts, road superintendent were at Eholt on Tuesdiy  looking over tlie road work in that  vicJaity. Work will begin next  week with Jack Henderson as foreman.  See Buffnlo Bill Wild West and  'Pawnee Bill Far East shows at the  Star Theatre, Thursday and Friday, April 13th and 1-it'h. Buffalo  Bill bids you all farewell���������your  last opportunity to see the great  scout aud plainsman in his famous  show.  NT (ho interest!? of the  public, the local health  authorities strongly ui'ge  all licence holders,householders and agents for  vacant buikliiiffs, to immediately proceed to  place their premises in a  sanitary and cleanly  condition. Pibmpt com-'  pliance with the above  request will prove-most  satisfactory to all concerned.  AN AllERipAN;:BlJlIG:'RA.NT.  That Canadian sentiment is 'strong in  'Western Canada  was illustrated by an  amusing incident at the honie of Williaui  W.Rutaii, member for Prince Albert iii  tlie''House of Commons.   ;        ������������������''���������";;': .  1: Mr. Rutan's eldest daughter and eldest  sou were born while the family lived .in  Missouri.   His younger son and younger  daughter, however, were bora since the  family came back to Canada.'..'..���������  ~: The youiiger brother receiitly'did some  little  tiling that  the elder sister didn't  like,: /and. the 'latter,   mentioning  the  name of tlic.:young'cr sister,' said": "You  wouldn't'do that to her, would you ?" .-;';  ;"No," : said a lie. little boy,; "but -she's  my sister." :.>:.���������������������������?������������������'  '���������WeiI,, am I not your sister too ?'.'��������� ask-  askedthe one of the injured feelings...:  .';���������*.'.'No,",.said, the little: fellow,_. emphatically. :.*.-'v...',.>:.:.:.. sz.,:-:.::.j..- ;���������������������������.; :.:.:':.::..-;���������.-.;  "Well, what am L then'?'.'; asked the  big sister in great surprise.;' :; ;.r:; : i;/  ''Why;" a'nsweVed the: youngster '.with,  atone i ndicati ilg'' great superipri ty,;.' 'you  are just an Aiiiericau immigrant.".  .:  "AT IT HERE SIRCE 1900)'  is=  "Then Lust is loosed and Purity  is gone; Achates is ��������� no more;  Agalia, Thalia, Euphrosne names  for libertines to play with; Bacchus  dances to the songs of Comtis ; and  Penelope is relegated to oblivion!"  Poor Penelope, and the Easter  hats just coming up the pike !  EFFECT OF CLIMATE.  Thk editor of the Nicola Valley  News must have seen Slocan lake  some day, and dipped his  eotil  in  the ethereal paint, for he prints tlie  following in a recent  issue  of his  paper;  "Last Tuesday evening the sun  con-1 sank  in  a cloudy   tiky,    tingeing  the clouds carmine, which paled  to ochre, then to orange,   thou  to  pale gold,  and  faded  out with a  dull silver sheen.  "Then    tho   Mnon,    from   vague  GREENWOOD CITY WATERWORKS  CO.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  F. C. GAMBLE,  Public Works Engineer.  Department of Public'"Works,  Victoria, li, C, March 8th, 1911.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  A  SITTING of tlm Comity Court of Vale will  ������    Ijb holdan ut tlm Court Hou.'o, Greomvoocl,  on TiiMdur the l.Hth tiny  of Juno, 1911, at  elKTcn 0 clock in the forotioon.  iiy order,  \V. 0. MoMYN'N',  'tetristrur C'i C. of V.  mists rising,  Slowly mounts the jewelled dome,  Like the Venus of the ancients  Kising from tho ocean's foam,-  And one by one in Heaven's garden,  The silver star-lamps light."  At eight o'clock   tho sky   wns  clear.    "From the reflected 1/ght of  the snow, probably, the ether wns  a clear violet, on the horizon only  paling   to   light   torquoise.     The  moon itself was like a disc of molten silver, brilliant,   and  its brilliance dazzling to look upon,     All  tho hillsides woro revealed as if by  daylight,  the  trees on the ridge-  tops silhouetted in laccy filaments  against the blue sky.    Bathed in  silvery light, even the snow patches 1  quivered  dazzling.     Who  noticed Iplofded.  Lucky and Wise.  Among the Sunday visitors in  this capital city was one prosperous  and yregressive citizen of Canada  wt'o.in the'������������������eighties" claimed Victoria as his homeland played hi.**  very modest but useful part in its  commercial life. He then was  koowu to all his friends as '^111"  Tretheway, and no ono took the  trouble at the time to predict anv  great future for him, as captain of  industry, financier or otherwise.  He now is known as Mr. William  A. Tretheway, of Toronts, Canada  ���������Tretheway, the Cobalt multimillionaire.  ��������� Mr. Tretheway i-r computed as  worth anywhere from $5,000,000  up to twics that exceedingly comfortable figure. He made his millions in Cobalt, but got his start  and knowledge of tbo world and  business in British Columbia. Alberta, too, enjoys a share of credit  in the making of this particular  millionaire, for a little flyer in Edmonton real estate just prior to  his appearance on the stage at the  Ontario silver mining o'linp, assisted him materially.  If one wero to ask this Cobalt  millionaire what is the secret of  success he wouid reply: "Get out 11  club and stun every opportunity  that crosses your trail."  Mr. Tretheway has been a mining man all hia life. Ifo was bom  in New Ontario, near Muskoka. j  Ho started out in his career with  an axo over his shoulder and did n  man's work in tho lumber camp  before ho was iiiffceen, Ho pros-  pet ted every summer.  II0 is wealthy becauso ho has  In  the early   days  in  to   Star  Star Theatre Prize Contest  The. management of the Star Theatre  announce that the following prizes will  be given to any lady obtaining the most  ballots by selling tickets for the Buffalo  Bill Wild West ���������and Pawnee Bill Far East  show to be presented at the Star Theatre,  Greenwood,1 on Thursday and Friday  April 13 and 14; and at the Sunset Hall,  Mother Lode, ou Wednesday April 12.  First Prize���������A beautiful gold and pearl  handle umbrella and two hat pins for  your Easter bonnet, value ������15.00, also a  free ticket for the Star Theatre, good till.  June r, igu.  Second   Prize���������Free   Ticket  Theatre, good till June 1, 1911.  Third Prize���������Free Ticket to Star Thc-  tre, good till May 1, 1911.  No such thing as luck in this contest.  Enter now and get your friends  you win the grand prize.  RULES OF CONTEST  1 Open to ladies only.  2 Price of tickets, Adults, 50 cents;  Children, 25 cents.  3 Candidates will be allowed two  ballots for every adult's ticket sold, and  one ballot for every child's ticket.  4 Tickets may b\i obtained at the Star  Theatre, Monday, Wednesday, Friday  and Saturday, from 6.30 to 7.30 p. in.  5 Tickets will be accepted for cither  Mother Lode or Greenwood entertainment.  6  GOOD: SOCIETY. ;  ���������A prosperous fanner who kept thoroughbred stock on a visit at his brother's,  [ who was a . wealthy Boston merchant,  when his aistocratic sister-in-law concluded to return with him for a brief slay,  and thus she informed her daughter of  her intention:  "I'm  going   home   with   your   uncle  James, Adeline, and stay a whole week."  "Why,   mother!    I   shouldn't   think  you'd want to go."  -Why not?"  "There's no society there."  "Oh,  yes,  there    is.   There  Holsleins and tlie Jerseys.    I h  uncle speak of them often."  are   the  ird vour  to help  THE REASON.  Another train story now going, .the  rounds as applied to a western American  line .���������"���������-���������".' ���������  "Wc were crossing a stretch of prairie  land," said he, "when the train suddenly  stopped, for no apparent reason,  "After a wait of almost an hour the  conductor came sneaking through the  traiii, glancing furtively at the exasper-,  ated passengers. When he came to me  he leaned down and whispered :  . "Say, have you got a piece of string?  We want to fix the engine."  -"Smraence Mow!  We want eveiyoineto how  \\a\ we are paying --  <^A% toeresT-r?  perarmum crediteu rtfftily  on savings deposits (jM������-2  & upward) subject ToWitli-  f3rawaVl)rche{])Ue&^  r>-'5������ Interest >  onMedeposits of -*  Sip months k over. -  \?/e invest ituwr for clients  infiistiiiortgaSesSdoa  3?nm\ iTnanciaUusincss.  We mtiYom saving accnt  & if you are not saving -  systematicallv", -������������������-������������������-������-.+-  tanencc NOW WilliU5.  Deposits ty mail ^^-T*  -*-���������*���������-������- easily *hancl) ec> ���������  "Voucan.send "byDraff,  . Post Office -t- Gjjprras  Order or Re^stere-J"-*^-**'  Letter & withdrawals  can be mafle-*^-*-**-^ -  -*- <��������� auy way you wish.  Refer 1  R.  espor  TELL.THE EDITOR.  Ladies desiring to become candidates must register at Star Theatre by  7.30 p. 111. Wednesday, April 5.  7. Any lady entering as candidate and  desiring to withdraw from contest cannot transfer tickets to another candidate.  8 Contest closes, and nil candidates  must turn in their remaining tickets for  final count at Star Theatre by 4 p. in.  I'riday, April t,|,  9 Candidates not turning in their  tickets by time specified in rule 8 will  lose all rights of contest.  to Mr, A. Logan will audit Hale of  tickets and award prizes!.  11 Winners of contest will be announced at .Star Theatre, Friday evening, April  14.  An Oklahoma editor puts forth  this plea: My friend, help the  editor in hia search for news.  Wheu your friends come to you,  if you are not ashamed of it, tell  him; when your wife gives a tea  party, if you will havo recovered  from the effects of the gossip, drop  in with the news; when a bs.hy  arrives fill your pockets with cigars  and call; if you go to a party,  steal some of tho good things and  leave them with the item in our  sanctum. If your wifo licks you,  come in and let us see your scars  and tender sympathy through the  the paper. If your mother-in-law  has died, don't be bashful about it,  give in all the common-place news.  In short, whatever makes you feel  proud, S'.d, lonesome or glad submit it to our twenty-four carat  wisdom and see our matted locks  part and stand up on end with  gratitude, which will pour from  every pore like moisture from a  dew besprinkled earth.  or to anyone ia ���������*���������  VMGOWeR-  iaWitto-3ay  now  I. F-T-T T  11114  Boil  The   foolish    111:111   wastes   the  pi'CBont worrying about the future.  IIAD NO EIPLE.  A deputation of three soldiers  once came to the Into Dr. Lueger  to make some kind of a request in  their behalf. The burgomaster of  Vienna turned to one of the soldiers  with the following inquiry: ''What  would you do if the Kaiser commanded you  to shoot tho burgo  master?"  "I would shoot him," said the  1 Boldierl ,  "So!"  exclaimed    Dr.   Lueger,  "and what is your religion?"  '���������I am a Protestant."  Dr. Luegar spoke to the second  soldier.  "What would you do if the.  Kaiser commanded you to shoot the  Burgomaster?"  "Then I would shoot him," said  the soldier.     .  ���������'And tvhat is your religion?"'  "lam a Catholic".  The burgomaster turned  to the  third soldier.  "Would you have shot me if  tho Kaiser commanded you to do  so?"  ���������'No," said tho soldier.  "And what is your roligion?"  "I am a Jew," ho answered.  ���������'What!" exclaimed  tho  burgomaster.    "Do you khow that I am  the greatest anti-Semite in Austria?  Tell  mo why you watikl not havo  shot me?"  ���������'Because I havo no rifle; I am  the (I rii mm or of tho regiment,"���������������  Jovvish Chronicle,  I  1  1  I*  I  I

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