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 t^VswM^  ."��������� -i -,r'-^\!'.t>i  Vol.   XVI.  /   V-ai"u.'l   /  <y  ''Q,  - GREENWOOD, B..C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1900.  ���������<-, '���������> ;- _j  t i  Hi.  I  ���������������  u  Have you visited our Millinery Showrooms?   All the newest  creations in Fall and Winter Hats.    Give us a Call.  ���������   - " We can please you.  BARCLAY & CO.  Boots and Shoes.  ������ '&r^<^rt/%/^'^*������/������/fr%rtS**bS%/^/Q/fy/&^/%/<bSb^^  _' We have added to our shoe' department  a full line of the celebrated Leckie  -Digging'Shoes.   Call and see our stock.  Russell-taw-Caulfleld Co., Ltd.  Hardware.    . - Groceries.  -Furnishings.  ��������� ���������^^/^%r%^r^%^^^^'^,^%/^/^r^^^r^r%^/%%^^%t%^^^^*  IK BttRNS &. 60. I  .Dealers in Fresh ana Salt-Meats, Eish  .   . and " Poultry.   Shops in Dearly" all'  " *" the towns of Boundry and Kootenay.  '<CPPP.ER-'STREET9- GREENWOOD  ���������ft ��������� ���������������������������: -. . ->,.  *8BaMtHBH������HaHll!JBM^^  pMoenix beer  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  ...4-. a case or bottle at,the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix = Brewing - Co.  (Limited.) -  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  PHOENIX, B. 0.  Is opposite the 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 ai tistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like'eating fruit in a flower  garden,    The sample rooms are the largest in the monn-  ' tains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -   .   PROPRIETOR  HMwapiyi^iB^^  i������t������������������0������C������������8������������������������eO*������W������9������������������������0������a������������������e������������9#������������������e<S������  James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AftID WHITE, ANDI  house of oosvasviugys  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  00. I  I     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C,    |  Grand Forks.  R. J. Gardner of Phoenix may  open * furpiture emporium in this  city,       J   , * -       (  Robert .-Clark, i jr.,. is spending  the winter in the City of Mexico.  ��������� The name of the Granhy hotel  is to be changed to the .Russell.  , A. D. Morrison has recently improved his jewelry, store, making  it superior to the majority of similar shops in the west. It takes G8  feet of cases to display his goods,  and a visit to his establishment is  a great pleasure to - those who admire the beautiful and artistic.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nel  son have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country aud the blue  Pacific.  The C. P. It.' will' put in a fill at  Fisherman "creek. A tunnel about  400 feet in length will be run to  dam the creek.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smokirig cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  In Princeton ,J. F. Waddellis  laid up with an attack of Bright's  disease.  Wlddowson, Assayery Nelson, B. C. *  The Revelstoke Mail-Herald an-  announces that it will take an in-  independent stand in the present  provincial election.. It .was' reported some time ago that landmark had paid $9,000 ,to control  the stock of the paper and shut  Tom Taylor out. However Tom  is so popular iu Revelstoke and the  province that he cannot be defeated, unless his constituency has  been filled with voting tenderfeet  since the last election.  An isolation hospital is being  built in Kamloops at a cost of  37,000. ���������    ���������  Mrs. Max Nord died- in Kaslo  last 'week. She had resided in  Kaslo 14 years aud her maiden  name was Pearl Spierp.  Passing Throng  up  up  up  This is an old song. You'll  want some soon, and we have  the stoves that will produce it  Old air-tight heatersj - - 81.50 up  Old box heaters - - - -' 2.50  Old coal heaters - - - -   3.00  New air-tight heaters - -   3.30  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture and Stove Man.  TO THE  ELECTORS  ���������OF���������.  GREENWOOD RIDING  Gentlemen- : Having received  the nomination at the Conservative convention, I solicit the vote  and influence of the voters in the  Greenwood riding at the next provincial election. ���������    "*"*  JOHN R. JACKSON-  Mrs. D. S. Hardie is on'a visit  to Nelson.  W. H.' Docksteader returned to  Victoiia on Monday..'  Premier McBride expects to be  in Greenwood Next Thursday.  Wm. McBride has returned from  his trip to Omaha and other points.  Born���������At Anaconda, October  25th.'to Mr. "aud Mrs. Grulbick, a  son.  The coal lands near Midway are  to bo prospected with a diamond  drill.'  Apples are being shipped by the  carload to Greenwood from Myer's  Falls.  Last week the Snowshoe shipped  over 700 tons a day to the Trail  smelter.'  V. M. Sherbino is the new license and police commissioner iu  Phoenix.        '.       ,'   '  ' Born���������In  29th,'to Mr,  son, a son.  W.   Dunstan   was  Wellington camp for  last week.  , Rev. M..D1 McKee and W. S.  Graham are attending the Sunday  school convention at Nelson.   ���������  The I. ;0. O. P. ball Monday  night was the greatest success in  the history of the local lodgo.  ��������� Phoenix proposes if possible to  obtain an; all-night - telephone ser  vice,  same.  Greenwood,   October  and Mrs. J. L. Wat-  down   from  a few davs  Greenwood .should   do the  * The  GREENWOOD  Is situated in the heart of the city and within  stepping distance of all the banks, restaurants,  express, stage, telegraph offices, etc. The building is heated with hot water and baa a radiator  in every room. Tho bar contains a large variety  of brewed, vintcd and distilled beverages suitable to tho tastes of a cosmopolitan population.  Come in and have something.  J. H. GOODEVE > ��������� PROPRIETOR  EXAMINATION    FOR    INSPKCT0U8  STEAM   BOMiERS   AND  MACHINERY.  OK  EXAMINATIONS ;for the position of Inspco  tor of Swum Boilcra nnd Mitchinery, under tlm  " Steam lloilors Inspection Act, VJOl," will l������e  liclil.'tit tlio Sl'nrllnmont 3ullilingj, Victoria,  commt'iicing November 8th, 1909. Application  mul instruction fornix can lio hnd on application to ibe umluralKncd, to whom tho formei  must be returned, 'correctly filled in, not later  tlin.ii Novcmlwr list, 19-tfl. Siilnry, $110.00 per  month JOHN FECK.i  i Chief Inspector of Mnobinery,  New Westminster, B. 0.  ������MIXlCItAl. ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  Sunrlite nnd Dawn Prnclion-Mlncrnl O'aimJ.  situate In Greenwood Mining Oivlslmi of  Yule District. Where located: In Graham's  , Cump.  TAKE NOTICE th.U I, Eric E. Jnolrnon, Froe  Miner's Ocrtlilcato No. II2H11R, int.-iiil, slxtj  days from tho date heroof, to apply to tho  MInliiK Kocnrdi'rfor for a Certificate of Improve-  mentn.'-for tho pnrpnso of obtaining u Crown  Grant to tho above claims,  And further tnko notice that action,  tinder  acotion: 37. imisfc   bo comnieiictid before  tlie  iMumwoof such Certificate ol 'Improvement*  Dated thin Jlth day of September, A  H. 11)09.  . !K1U0 E.,JACKSON,  Itcnuvnl of Wholesale J.icunne.)  . Tako.Notlco that I, Ottcnr Kartmaii'i, nf  Anaconda, intend applying to tho Snpurlntend-  ent of Provincial Polloaj at the fMilrallon of  ���������ono month from Mm date hereof, for a renewal  of my wholesale liquor Hocnso (ox tlio promlrves  known an the Bilvor Spring Brewery at Anaconda, B, C,  Eatod this 2,7th,day of October, lftOi).  030411  HAttTMANJf,  The provincial government lias  granted 63,800. towards the heating plant of the .schools in Greenwood. - ���������   ' -  At the full court in -Vancouver  Henry Barnes won his case against  the B.C. Copper-Co. for 84,500  and costs.    "���������  ' -In Phoenix'Morrin, Thompson  & Co. are erecting a store building  at the corner of Knob.Hill avenue  and Secoud street.:  The coiincil-in��������� Phoenix'proposes  to make the amount of hotel licenses SC50~ aiid" all '���������Wtels'to'liav'e'at  least 30 furnished rooms. -  Jud Foulds, Geo. Vaughaii ancl  George Patteisou returned last  week from Field, where they had  been working at the Monarch mine.  "Alex" McDonald' is the Liberal  candidate for Greenwood riding.  In his trouble aud sad fate- Alex,  .has the sympathy of many warm  friends.  Tho B. C. Copper Co. will make  a test shipment of 500 tons of ore  from the Jackpot mine.- It will  be teamed to the C. P. E. spur  near tbe "Winnipeg mine.  There should be a warm Christmas in Phoenix. By that time  nearly fourteen hundred' men will  be working in the -vicinity of the  city at mining and railroad building. ���������  Bob Stevenson was iu Boundary  last week making arrongements to  send a test shipment "of copper ore  to the Grauby smelter from some  copper properties a few miles east  of Princeton.  Last week tho New Dominion  Copper company issued cheques in  payment of tbe wages Unpaid by  the old Dominion company. -The  Kawhide and other mines will resume operations when the ^preliminary work is completed.  "W. E. McArthur "Wilson and  Miss Louie Grace Bowe were married in St. Jude's church by the  Kov.-F. V. Veuables at 7 yesterday morning. The happy couple  have gono to Spokane and other  cities to spend their honeymoon.  BillyBiiier will go to Los Angeles and train for the pugilistic business. His brother Gus will accompany him- and reside iu Los  Angeles. Billy is a fast'mover  with the gloves and- with training  he should become prominent iu tho  ring.  ������������������' In the future 'the C. P. It., instead of making the fill at the big  bridge iu the north end of Greenwood, may run their line along the  hill past the Providence and other  mines through tbe city to Anaconda, where they would have  more yard room.  , A Serious Accident.  About   7   o'ejock   on ' Sunday"  morning, while running down from  Phoenix lighf, engine No.   1333 of  the C. P. B.,jumped  the big curve  about   a    mile   from   Eholt   and  pliinged down the  mountain three  or four hundred feet.   -Leo McAc-  '���������tocker, the engineer, had his skull  badly fractured.'  George  Beattie,  tho   fireman,   was thrown into a  tree, falling to tho ground a little  later.    He siic't'iinpd a blight fracture  of   the skull  and  a double  fracture   of the JeTb   ankle.    Mr.  McWilliams, who lives  in a cabin  near the scene of the accident, although .in  poor health, made fast  time to Eholt and gTive the alarm.  His prompt action  probably saved  another wreck, a facb that  tho C.  P. R, should not overlook.    When  1335 plunged.'down the hill it broke  a rail and  tore up a little of the  track.    The  rapid  action  of  Mr.  McWilliams  enabled  railway men  to reach the scene and fl.ig an ore  train  before it ran into the broken  rail.   Tho injured men were found  some'distance from" the. engine and  takeu to the Greenwood  hospital.  McAcstoeker is so  badly injured  that there is little hope of his recovery.    He "was unconscious on  Monday and too weak to  have his  skull trepanned.    His sisters came  from   Nelson  on Sunday' on "the  superintendent's special..  Monday  evening about 9- o'clock he died.  He was 21 years of age and was  married a few months ago to Miss  Luse of Eholt. ,  George Beattie- is IS years old  and carrie from Nova Scotia about  a year ago. He is a nephew of  Kenneth. McKenzio of this' city.  His chances -of reeovery are very  favorable.  ������seesess������ s������o&e������������������ ������8������o������3������������  Western Float  The Gazette snys that Joe Man-  ley has secured,the agency for  Piinceton coal and will place it on  pale in Grand Forks this year.  . The Yale-Columbia sawmill, 32  miles east of Grand. Forks, employs 100 men, and cuts nearly  70,000 feet of lumber daily.  Two regular stages are now running between Hedley and Princeton.  In two months the Vermillion  Forks Coal company,"hear Princeton, expect to have their coal sold  in Hedley at 85 a ton.  McCrae is building a three-story  Tacla Lake Gold.  The gold-bearing conglomerate  dykes of tho Bear lake and Tacla  lake district have been known of  for many years, having first been  discovered by placer miners thirty  or' forty j-.ears ago. They have  been the objective of several expeditions, into that country and at  one time a creat many claims were  staked hue no - work done. Prospectors aud others have been  through the country .'from Tacla to  Bear lake,and describe , the -con":  glomerate as^evidently being the  '&ccnmuladOR8^6f:fiiie-: gravel Jn. the  bed of'ah aiieient river, nearly one  hundred miles in length and five  hundred feet or more thick. Single  samples have shown as much as  $30 in gold to the ton and colors  can be found in almost any place  by using the gold pan. To prospect the whole reef is beyond the  power of any expedition iu one  season, however well equipped.���������  Omiiieca Herald.  The Libsral Candidate.  At the Liberal convention on  Saturday evening IX, A. McDonald  was the choice of the meeting in  preference to Mayor Bunting. Mr.  McDonald is a native of Nova  Scotia and has lived for many years  in Greenwood, For some time  past ho has been one of the publishers ������������������ot tho Boundary Greek  Times in addition to his insurance and brokerage business.  C. H. Blake thinks- that Los  Angeles wilMrccomn tho greatest  mining centcTin the TJuitcdfltatcH.  Wo will have an extra large  stock of jewelry for the holidays.  Particulars later. E. A. Black,  The Jeweler, Phoenix.  Departed Glory.  A staff correspondent writes iu  in the Vernon News about a camp  that was a hummer in its day. He  says:  "One time Fairview was a real  western mining camp with a payroll ranging from 500 to 800 men.  The Joe Dandy, the Smuggler., the  Tin Horn, Morning Star,' Stem-  winder, Dominion Consolidated,"  aud others too numerous to mention were names to conjure with.  In all live stamp mills were constructed. Four wero built first���������  the Smuggler,- Tinhorn, Joe Dandy  ancl Strathayr. All of these ran  for varying length of time and  finally shut down. The first three  were'torn down, lo help construct  the fourth, the Steniwinder. . Over  a.million dollars wa:-i spent in developing the last named and ncarl}*  $5,000,000 was spent in developing the camp. .In the early days  from 1S95-1S0D, you would havo  found every kind of a man there,  from the remittance man who had  blown his last chequo in on a  salted claim to the tinhorn gambler  of the frontier, from the mining  expert! "in" from the "Outside"  to the grizzled old prospector'who  had followed the mountains a lifetime,and found nothing. There  were honest men and crookod men  there, and nil were seeking one  thing���������money. Some."made it, but  more lost it, and that is pretty  near tho whole story. With;five  hotels and saloons, whiskey ran  like water, only a-little more  freely. Tho camp never was a  "shoolitig" town, but just the  saino it- was wide op'Ui in every  other sense.       ���������'���������;'���������  Now what is it? A postollice  and an hotel is all that is left.  Harry Jones of the old Golden  Gate is still in, business and Mrs.  McCuddy looks after the postollice.  The sawmills are gone, the stamps  are silent and th'i miners have departed. .All that is left area few  old-timers who, stung with the  I tiro of tlio gold, havo departed  from their evil ways and gone over  to farming..  The railroad between Oroville  HrcwHtcf will bo finished within  200 days,  hotel at Tulameen.  ,  For exhibition  in  England this  winter 377 boxes, of "fruit will be  shipped from Okanagan.  Cou Murphy, formerly a Slocan  prospector, is reported to have  been drowned in the Naas river.  In Vernon seventy rooms are to  be added to .the Empress hotel.  Iu one day last week the C. P.  R. took 2,835 tons of ore' out of  Phoenix.  The largest hydraulic ' mine in  California is at Scales in Sierra  county. The gravel runs about  S26 to" the yard.  S. M. Lowery has bought the  Bazaar iu Port Arthur, Ont., from  W. R. Henders. Sam made something less than a million in Petrol ia years<ago, and he is sure to  make a fortune in the Duluth of  Canada.  Long Louis of Enderby has gone  to China on a visit. During his  absence Long Hen will sell.bird's  nests, rat pies, - preserved" ginger,  etc., to tbe customers of Louis.  A movement is on foot to.have  the government clean the Fraser  river so that boats can _ run from  Lytton to Soda creek.  P. Burns & Co. will build cold  cold storage plants at Prince Rupert and Kitselas.  . -Whiskey did business in Prince  Rupert last month. Charles Egan,  atone time a ball player in Detroit,  got drunk in Port -Essington and  while ou his way to Prince Rupert  he-fell in.the, ocean and gob some  s"alt'wateF*infd~'������~"b"ottlo" of booze  that he had in his pocket. .Arriving in.Prince Rupert he went into  the Maple Leaf restaurant and offered Bill Shields a drink. Bill  was drunk but he tried the booze,  spat it out and accused Egan of  giving him salt water. He abused  Egan and struck him. Egan lost  his temper and .stabbed Shiells so  badly that he died with his boots  on. Egan was sent to Vancouver  to stand his trial for murder.  The very best cuts of beef sell at  retail in Prince Rnpert for 20 cents  a pound.  Billy Lynch is mining at the  Portland Canal.- ���������  Mrs. Denny O'Connor advertises  in the White Horse Star that she  will sell home-grown .turnips at  seven cents a pound, and that people coming to her place t">. buy garden truck will not meet any objectionable persons. According to  this one would think that White  Horse was a tough old camp,  A report from Dawson says that  the Guggenheim dredges have  cleaned up over two million dollars  in gold this year.  During tho year ending August  31 the Tyco smelter at Ladysmith  produced" 3 500,000 poands of copper. 52,000 ounces of silver and  7,000 ounces of gold. In seven  y.;ars this smelter has produced  22,0000,000 of copper. A portion  of the ore smelted camo from  Alaska and Mexico.   ;  Big Nick, tho cigar man, has  bought the Clarendon hotel in  Winnipeg for 8325,000.  The allottinent of the south half  of tho Colville Indian reservation  will begin next month.  In the Whipsaw camp Knight &  Day are building a cabiu on their  claim' and getting ready to work  all winter.  'Princeton has another barber  hhop, and II. Massonal has opened  a watch shop.  A movement is on foot to establish a public hospital in Princeton.  Tho Keremeos Chronicle says  Henry Balirs has taken an option  on Jim ILiordon's claims, for  800,000.  A Kultiire Club bas been organized in Keremeorv .  At Olalla, A. Stansfield has  raised a potato weighing 8 pounds  1.3 ounces.  The miners will open a cooperative store in Nelson.  Three miles south of Kettle  Falls ;���������]'). McKellar has sold his  ranch for $1*1,000.  Billy Hall, jr., ono of the locators of the Silver King mine near  Nelson, died at Marcus aged iO  years.  Creamery butter from Curlew  took first prizo at tho Spokane fair.  In one day $21,000 worth of  cattle were recently shipped from  Republic.  R E. Lee has sold his store in  Colville.- '    ' ���������    -   ;  An injunction "has stopped operations at the Republic mine ia  Republic ,  The Noble Five and Last Chance  mines near Sandon are to have a  case in court. - '    '  Andy Grierson, formerly of Sandon, was married to Miss Adams  in Spokane a short time ago.  .  J. Parke-Channing has drawn up  plans whereby the ores of the New  Do.ninion Copper Co. will be  treated at-the Greenwood smelter.  The Le Roi .mine' at Rossland  has declared a dividend of two  shillings a share.  The.Tclkwa Mining company, of  which Harry Howson is manager,  owns 47 miueral. and 6 coal claims  in tho Bulkley valley' country,  about 28 miles from Alcleruiere.  Next year the company will expend $100,000 in the devolopmeut  of these claims. ' ,!  R. J. McDonell. of Port Essington has .bought the-Iugineca hotel.-  Glentauua is the name of a new  postollice recently opened in the  Bulkley valley.  Considerable fruit isbeing shipped from Meyer's .Falls to Nelson  and-other towns in B.--C.  At Molson Mi*. Wedel recently  jumped over the big divide by the  gun trail.   "  ���������At the power plant four >milps  from Oroville Theodore Inmanwas  killed by getting caught' in ton  belting.' " '  On a ranch   a������   Salmon   Arm,  owned  by .Mrs. A:. McGnire, 535  boxes of Wolf River apples were .  picked from thirteen trees.  Martin Downs, the well knowa  circus man, died in Toronto from  the kick of a horse.  The B. C. elections -will be held  upou November 25, and the next  legislaturo will  meet January 20.  The 23 firemen of Grand Fork*  are exempt from road tax.  The Local Option leag-ues wiM  hold a convention in Nelsou next  Thursday. -  ���������  , Billy Vaux "will  not bo the pro- -.  hibition candidate at the approaching election. " -  " 'At Cascade'-J."Ar Bertois'is en- ���������-  larging his hotel so it will accom- ".  inodate 17 more guests.'  Rossland can   tax   the  surface  of mineral claims not used for .mining, provided said claims are within -  the city limits.       ���������       '   .' -.  In July, J. O'Brien and A. X  Young, railway contractors, bought  17 acres of mining land at Cobalt  from the Ontario government for  S10,500. After expending $2,48������  in improving the property they  sold it to a Montreal syndicate for  $-100,000. .   ;  Robert Neal, a barber, died snd--  denly at Molson.   He was addicted  to booze and morphine. ',. ~-  The Golden Sands, a- placer  proposition near Oroville, is to be  worked by the hydraulic process.  Some assays have given the ground  a value of $'1 to the cubic yard.  Two sawmills are to be built at  New Alberni.  A report from Whitewater saya  that the lead has been struck ia  the long tunnel of the Whitewater  Deep.  A lighthouse is needed at Lardo.  Upon dark winter nights the lake  captains have no lights to ?teer by  except the oue that Jack McLach-  lan has iu his hotel window.  The C. P. R. is again running  trains iuto Sandon and taking out  plenty of ore.  There are 8 000 voters in Victoria. The list has doubled ia 39  months.  Mann & Mackenzie havo ao-  quired milling properties in the  Portland Canal district aud will  build a short line of railroad iu  that section.-  A railway will shortly be commenced at Pasco iu the State of  Washington, that will ultimately  end at Vernon, B. C. Other railroads are making for this side of  the line and they will draw an immense trade to tho United States.  The Canadians are. apparently too  slow in building railroad*.  In Calgary the other day Duncan KosH drank some carbolic acid  by mistake and died iu 15 minutes,  This is not our Duncan, for he  never drinks anything stronger  than whiskey, and is too wise to  mako a mistake in tho bottles.  Tito wheat of Western Canada  is worth $122,000,000 this year.  There are signs of activity oa  Granite creek, and Vancouver  mining men are examining quartz  and placer claims in that district. -  Insurance of any kind ia a good  investment, whether life," aeoideut  or fire. In Phoenix D. J.'Matheson pays : particular attention to  this line o-f business and those interested should consult him at their  earliest convenience in peraonor  by mail. THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD.   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  TALES BF II TRIP  The Dilapidated Gentleman and  His Many Experiences.  HISTORY REPEATED ITSELF.  How a Justice of the Peace Got What  Was Coming to Him For Making a  False Arrest ���������A Michigan Murder  Mystery.  [Copyright,  By   M.   QUAD.  1909,  by Associated   Literary  Press. J  HE dilapidated gentlenian was  sitting on a park bench in the  sunshine and enjoying his  pipe with great gusto, and as  the interviewer approached he was  greeted with:  "I'm not much on old sayings, but  I wish to remark that history repeats  lueir."  "Just how in this case?"  "Seven or eight years ago. as I was  taking a saunter over the great state  ot Ohio unci was approaching Votings-  town. 1 was nabbetl hy a constable,  rushed before a J. I'. and sent to jail  for three months as a vug. J had  $25 in my pocket, had been at work  for a farmer for weeks and was a vug  in no sense of the term.    I asked for  "TOR   AN ��������� HOL'II   I   MADE   HER TASTE TOE  BITTEK.N-ES8 OK DEATH."  a lawyer to defend me, but was refused. While 1 dug my way out of  the old Jail within a week. I've always  wanted to get even with that J. I'.  After getting out 1 wrote hitn a letter  that 1 would get even."  "Weil?"  "Well, I've got even at" last. Half  on hour ago the worst looking < n  bum J've seen in three years came  along here and struck me for a nick.  We fell tb talking, and hang me if he  didn't turu out to be that same old  J. 1\1 Lost bis wife, lost his home  and all else aud has come down to  tramping. Say. I got up, turned him  around and gave him the boot sis  times, aud now I feel that the matter  is off my mind. Dr. i'arkhurst would  say that 1 ought to have taken him to  ray bosom and forgiven and sent him  back to Ohio with a necklace of  pearl*>. but I'm not doitig business on  that corner.  "J was telling you one time," continued the dilapidated, "uv-at the absorbing interest farmers take in murders and robberies, it is because they  seldom meet up with anything of the  kind personally.. 1 have stayed at  farmhouses where such a thing as a  robbery had not beeu known in fifty  years. 1 told you at the same time  that the general idea of a tramp is  that he must have been a pretty-  wicked fellow at some time in his life,  if he don't own up that he was and  state that he has reformed he's considered as only half a tramp.  "i-'ive years ago this summer I was  touring Michigan.   There's a town up  in   the   northern   part   of   the   state  named   Bad   As.    i'erhaps  there's  a  Wood Ax around there somewhere to  match .t. but rcan't say.   Five miles  from tlie town I struck a farmer who  offered me a certain sum and board to  grub out some stumps,    i went at it.  After supper that night I was asked  euough  ijuestforis  to  prove that  the  family  was curious about me. and  i  promised   that  on  the  next  night  i  would  relate an experience to make  their hair stand up.   That farmer was  a  thrifty man.    He went among his  neighbors nnd repented my words, and  the result was that when night enme  sixteen outsiders had gathered at his  house, at a charge of 10 cents each, to  hear me talk.  Did lie divvy with the  undersigned?   Oh.  no!    He   knew  a  good thing when he saw it.  His Marriage to Lovely Girl.  "When ready to talk I began with  my marriage to n lovely girl and the  happiness that followed for a year.  Then a fiend Incarnate told herthnt  1 lored fourteen other women, nnd  she eloped with him. I found her  tracks In the mud and vowed heaven  that I would never rest until i hnd  bud revenge. For eight long years I  followed the guilty couple, and i was  about to give up in despair when onf  evening I found myself seated directly behind them at a circus perform-  nnce. As they ate peanuts and drank  lemonade I tried to borrow a stiletto  to stab them In the back. No stiletto  wns lo be found.  "When (he show wns out I followed  the couple.    They got  Into a  wagon  and drove three miles Into the counlry.  and I followed close behind.   I could  have pulled a rail off the fence and  killed fbom as they drove, but I bud  ���������another plan.   At this point I asked  c -h  one of my audience to lake o  solemn oath not to betray my secret  nor lake nny steps whatever to bring  aie to Justice.   Not one refused to take  Hie oath.   They licked their chops and  were glad to take It, It presaged something   more   bloody   than   they   had  hoped for.  "Well, as tho story went, 1 hung  around the farm for a couple of days,  and then the wife began making soft  soap. The lye In tbe big kettle had  been boiling for five hours and mid  night had corno when I raised u win  dow nnd crept Into the house. I found  the guilty parties asleep, I tupped  them on  tbe head  wltlr a club and]  awoke them. Then I sat down by tho  bedside and gloated over their fears.  Oh, but I gloated! They wept nnd  prayed and shivered and shook, but I  sat there with the look of a demon  on my face. I prolonged their misery  for hours, and I had my audience so  wrought up that no one breathed.  "I could have battered in the skulls  of my victims with the club or cut  off their heads with the ax, but such  a death would have been too merciful.  After tantalizing them to my heart's  content I carried the man out to the  soap kettle and held him in it. head  downward, until he ceased to kick,  Then came the turn of her who had  been my wife. Heavens, how she  shrieked and prayed, how she������ ran  around the room, how she cried out  lo me that the man had hypnotized  her! I was grim���������grim as the death  I hat must soon be hers. She looked for  just one flicker of mercy in my eyes,  but she looked in vain. For an hour 1  made her taste the bitterness of death,  and then I reached out to seize ber  and make soft soap of her, but heart  disease had carried her off. She was  dead.  " 'And I'm glad of It!' shouted every  soul iu the room as he or she rose up  Robbed House and Fled.  "Well, there wasn't much more to  tell them. I robbed the house nnd  fled far away and had never even  been suspected of the murders. I  asked them to be so kind as to remember their oaths, as I had a strange  prejudice against being hung, and lben  let Ihe farmer lock me Into the barn  for the night. Next day I was arrested, of course. Every one of them had  gone and given me away. Two constables came and loaded me with  chains, and I was takeu to the county  jail. Warrants for murder were sworn  out and the legal authorities at Pilot  Knob, Mo��������� communicated with. That's  where I had laid the scene of the  crime.  ���������'Say, my friend, I was in quod six-  weeks and during that time 245 people were admitted to gaze upon tbe  blood stained demon. Reporters from  three papers interviewed me, and 1  told them six different yarns. I received and entertained and confessed  to five different ministers. No two  confessions were alike. Seven different doctors studied and examined me.  I wasn't going through wftb all this  and living like a tramp, you know.  You bet I wasn't. I bad the bridal  chamber of tbe jail, and 1 bad daiuties  and bouquets to beat the band. It  was my harvest, and I made the most  of it.  "Of course the Missouri officials  were bound to write back after due  investigation that J was a liar, and  of course the time came when I was  turned out of jail. There was general  indignation that I was not a fiendish  murderer instead of au innocent man.  arid some folks hinted at lynching.  The sheriff fairly kicked me out oi  the jail, and the only friend I had was  the farmer for whom I had started  grubbing stumps. He was waiting  for me nt his gate, and when I came  along he saluted me with:  "'Come right in aud go to work  again, and I'll make your board free  this time.*  " 'But I thought you'd be down on  rue,' I said.  " 'Lauds, no! A man that can lie-  like you can ought to have $30 a  month and board to do nothing else.'  Come in. Come in.'"  Ma PICHE, PROMOTER.  Prospector  Has  Floated Some   Inter*  esting Companies In His Career.  .Piche, the French-Canadian pros,  pector, who was captured by the authorities after a two years' search in all  parts of the continent, has, as has already been shown by the reports in  the daily press, had .a spectacular'career in his long life in the wilds, but  there is one episode in his career that  has not found its way into the daily  papers.  A few years ago the city editor of  an evening newspaper was asked to  send a reporter to a certain address  on John street, Toronto, to receive an  item about on important joint stock  company that was to be formed. He  finally located the place, and found  it to be one of the rather shabby  lodging houses that abound in that  district. Here he found the little  weasel-faced prospector in the company of twelve or fifteen Englishmen  who had come to Canada with their  savings to make a fortune. Piche was  expounding what he called a great  scheme, which the Englishmen were  drinking in with apparent delight.  It was nothing less than to secure  a large reservation on the shores of  the Hudson Bay for the "breeding of  fur-bearing  animals."   The promoter  of  the   scheme    had   his  prospectus  drawn up," and expatiated on the high  price of furs,  and  how in his  wanderings in the  wilds ho had learned  tho secret of rearing beavers and other valuable beasts.   The reporter had  obviously been sent for as a ruse to  convince the stranenrs that his scihorne  was bona fire.   Piche, indeed, seemed  to believe in his own plan, and his  manner  was  so  sincere  that it was  impossible to say whether ho regarded tho other fellows as "suckers" or  not.    However,   the  reporter decided  that his paper did not want to boost  this   "get-rich-quick"    scheme,    and  whether any of tho Englishmen were  persuaded to tempt fortune.in tho frozen north he never learned.    At any  rate, Piche's company never obtained  letters of incorporation.  MEN OF MANY NAMES.  Font  British   Novel   Markets.  It is a curious fact,  and one that  none of the many connected with the  making and  selling of  British  books  will, I think, deny, that while the nation as a whole seems to be fast drifting   toward   protection,    those    who  make  their  living   by   literature  arc-  being asked, for the first time, to consent to the   extreme   cheapening   of  their  wares.    The  vain  author���������and  the  type of  writer whom  I  have in  mind is almost invariably a man and  not a' woman���������is  being "got at" on  tho pretext that il his work is offered  to the public at a very low price it  will  reach  an   immense   number   of  readers thirsting for the message  he  ha-5 to co.ivey.    Within the last week  one such  author   has   informed   me  that if his books could be published  at, say, threepence a copy, there would  be  a shelftul  of  them  in  every cot  tage in  End; nd!    Then tliere is tin-  writer who  is   told   that   cheapness-  spells circulation, and who is remind  ed that it is better business to earn  fifty thousand pence than a thousand  shillings.���������"A   Worn an   Novelist"   iij  l,ondon T.P.'s Weekly.  Oddities     of    the     Baptismal  Shown in  Great Britain.  One cannot help sympathizing with  Lieut. Tollemache, who, after groaning for many years under the burdens  of. seven Christian names, containing no fewer than sixty letters, has  at last decided to jettison five of  them and to be known for the future  as plain "Leo de Orellana Tollo-  mache," a designation long enough  surely to satisfy any reasonable man  And yet the gallant lieutenant-was  an enviable person compared with  the other members of his many-  named family, nine of whom share  one - hundred and three Christian  names, among them, ranging - in  number from ten to seventeen, the  latter number being the baptismaJ  dower-of one of his sisters, who, if  she ever has time to sign her full  name, must write "Lyona Decirna  Veronica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hylda  Rowena Viola Adela Thyra Ursula  Ysabel Blanche Lclias Dysart Plan-  tagenet- Tollemache."  That a multiplicity of names is  not the prerogative of the higher  classes was proved a few years ago  when the .infant boy of a Buckinghamshire farmer was presented at  the font with twenty-six Christian  names, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, from Abel  to Yariah and Zechariah, and when  i farm laborer limiueu a list of twenty-one names to the vicar of a church  'ear Tunbridge Wells as the dower of  Ins baby boy. Fortunately for the  child the father was induced to cut  down the allowance to half a dozen.  Even thus we can imagine that in future years that boy will look with  envy on the offspring of a Mr. Penny,  who labelled his children One Penny,  Two Penny, and so on, up to the full  shillings-worth of penr'i"s.  The absurdities of Christian names  are illustrated in a Sussex jury list of  the 17th century, which may be seen  in the British Museum. Among the  jurors of that time were Safety-on-  High Snat, of Uckficld; Kill-Sin Pem-  ble, of Westham; Fight-the-Good-  Fight-of-Faith White, Small-Hope  Biggs, Faint-Not Hirst, and Earth  Adams; although, after all, the names  are no more remarkable than those  given a few months ago to twin infants in the Midlands, who will, eo  through life as Faith Hope Charity  Rogers'  and  Pentateuch  Rogers  ******** ** ********  ROSY-CHEEKED  BABIES  ��������� Nothing in the world is such  a comfort and joy. as a healthy,  rosy-cheeked, happy baby.   But  the price of Baby's health- is  constant vigilance on the part  of the mother. The ills of babyhood .come  suddenly and  the  wise mother will always be in a  position to treat them at once:  No other medicine can take the  place of Baby's Own Tablets in  relieving- and curing the ills of  babyhood  and   childhood,   ancl  *' there is "no other medicine as  safe.    Mrs. Wm. Viggers, Per-  retton,  Ont., says':���������"My baby  was troubled with his stomach,  and was very cross while getting his teeth, and did not sleep  well nt night. .   I   gave   him  Baby's Own Tablets   with..the  best results.      He is now one  of the b������st natured babies one  could wish."   Sold by medicine  dealers or by mail at 25 cents  a box from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  ,*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ,*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ******** ** ********  Had All the Symptoms  When Bloggins, senior, oh the occasion of his annual party was-obliging  his guests with '"Tis Love' -That  Makes the World Go Round," Master  William Bloggins seized the opportunity to retire for a few minutes behind  the Japanese screen with' his sire's  half-smoked cigar.  The applause subsiding, Master  Bloggins' was observed by one of the  company to be .looking far from well.  His face had taken on the hue of  putty and his eyes stood out like small  hntpegs.  "Good gracious, Willie I What's the  matter?" cried Mrs. Bloggins in al rm.  "I believe you have been smoking." '  Willie shook his head.  " 'Taint that," he declared untruthfully, "if it's true what   father    has  been singing about I re-reckon I'm  in love!"  A Business Letter  Uncle (helping Harold" to write to  athletic outfitters for an air-gun)���������  And now how are you going to end up  ���������"Yours affectionately," eh?  Harold���������No. I know hotter than  that; this is a business letter. I'm  going to say, "Yours to hand."  A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I will send free,  with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Lcucor-  rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,  Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian  Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,  Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in  the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney  and Bladder Troubles, where caused  by weakness peculiar to our sex  You can continue treatment at homc-  at a cost of only about 12 cents a  week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address, Mrs.  M. Summers, Box H. 77, Windsor,  Ont.  A country visitor to a big city contemplated with amazement the huge  sign displayed over the entrance to an  institute-' in a prominent thoroughfare: "Stammering Institute. Trial  Lesson Free." "Upon my soul," exclaimed the rural traveller, "If that  c-lon't beat all! I knew they taught  most everything these days, 'butf who  the dickens wants lo learn stam-  mcrin'r"  Do you know the difference  between working and having  the work done for you ?  Sunlight Soap actually makes  the dirt drop out���������saves ��������� you  time and money���������but   Injures  neither hands nor  clothes. That  is   just  the  difference  be twees  Sunlight Soap  and ordinary  isoaps.  "Hurrah!"  ^What's the matter?"     "  "Here's a magazine with an article  in it- about something that tho other  marrazines haven't nny article about!"  ���������Cleveland Leader.  i   Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully refreshing for Bath or Toilet. For washing underclothing it ia unequalled.  Cleanses and purifies. tf  "Why, the firm. 1 represent," said  the travelling salesman, "can sell you  anything a civilized man or woman  can conceive of. There's no end to the  business branches in all parts of the  world, and as for our central.office'V-  "You employ a lot of people, I suppose?"  "Employees! '.Why, at the first .of  the year when we took a census of the  employees it was found that eight  bookkeepers and sixteen cashiers'were ,  missing, and it was the first we knew  about it."'   -  The tramp rang tho doctor's bell and  asked the pretty young woman who  opened the door if she would be so  kind as to ask the doctor if he had a  suit of old clothes he would kindly  give away. "I'm the doctor," said the  smiling young-woman, and the tramp  all but fainted.  Airship  Gossip.  "How Is it she doesu't manage to get  along very well with her husband?"  said the porch lady.  "She says he's too slow. He always  wants to be puttering round the  United States in an automobile."���������  Puck.  Superfluous.  "When I observe thp way some  things go In New York, over which  we make a fuss when we get them,"  said the Rev. Thomas It. Slicer. "and  think of what we ought to have I am  reminded of the poor minister who  had seven children and whose family  was Increased to eight. He told his  eldest child, a daughter, about the  new baby.  '"Well, father.' she said. 'I suppose  It Is all right, but there are a lot of  things we needed more.' "���������Saturday  Evening Post.  Summer  Reading.  I ask no novel vvhen I'd win  Contentment  In an easy chair.  Give me the weather bulletin  That says "continuously fair."  ���������Houston Post  Champion of Tariff Reform.  Whatever  views  one may  hold  in  regard   to   tariff   reform,   one   cannot  help   admiring   the   spirit   in   which  Mr.  Austen  Chamberlain  is carrying  on   the   campaign   instituted   by   his  father.    They  speak   of   him  in  the  Midlands as a "rare chip of the old  block,"   and the veteran   statesman,  whom illness has compelled to retire  from the political arena, must indeed  feel proud of the son who. has followed so creditably in his footsteps. Mr.  Austen Chamberlain was once asked  what qualities, he  considered  contributed most to the success of a politician    "The powers of diplomacy and  flattery," he is said to have replied.  Apparently he studied the latter in his  early days.   The story goes that on  one   occasion,   when   his   father   had  had a large number of trees planted  in the grounds at Highbury, he gave  a luncheon in honor of the occasion.  Mr.   Austen  was  late,  and   he  knew  that if there is one unpardonable sin  in his father's eyes it is that of un-  punctuality.    He came in   with    an  apology, and when he'added that he  had lost his way in "this new forest"  he was speedily forgiven.  What He Found  "He went into the country to  solitude."  "Did he find it?"  "No, quite the opposite; he  down on an ant-hill."  find  sat  Regarded as one of the most potent  compounds ever introduced with  which to combat all summer complaints and inflammation of the bowels, Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery  Cordial has won for itself a reputation that no other cordial for the purpose can aspire to. For young or old  suffering from these complaints it is  the best medicine that can be procured.  Past Cure.  "They say Muggins is a confirmed  pessimist."  "He is that. Tie told me only yesterday that he never expected to hear  his child say a single smart thing."���������  Baltimore American.  What She Hoped.  Miss Cayenne���������Why, I thought you  were to sail for Europe yesterday.  Callowit���������That was me���������aw-inren-  tion.doucher know, but 1���������aw���������changed  me mind at the lawst moment.  Miss Cayenne���������Glad to hear it, and I  hope you got a better one In the exchange.-Pittsburg Post.  A Fishing Incident.  Although he didn't get a bite  Upon his fishing trip.  ���������Twas plain when he got home at night  That he'd had many a nip.  ��������� Uetrolt Free Press.  Her Weight of Sin.  "Mother. I've a dreadful thing to  confess to you. Last night when you  told me to lie down in bed I iled  down, but after you turned ont the  gas I grounded my teeth at you in  tbe durk!"-London Punch.  About Right.  "What may I expect as pay for that  poem?" asked the hopeful young man.  "Well," said the editor, glancing at  It again, "how would a penny for your  thoughts suit you V"-Kansas City  Times.  Contentment.  I love the game as It Is played.  And yet the palm 1 yield.  I'd rather lounge within tne shade  Than roast upon the field.  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer,  Your Gait.  Don't go such a fearful rate.  Take a slow an' stlddy gait.  Don't you think you'd better heed  Common sense an' check your speed? I  Rome warn't fashioned In a day.  flurry lobs don't never stay.  Take a gait thet's safe an" sane,  The-i keep pushln' on the rein.  Better make It slow an' sure  Ef >-ou want it to endure,  Lots o' things kin Imp. Indeed,  When you try to overspeed.  Vou might git there quicker, an'  Then ag'in you mightn't land.  There's a gait thet's safe an' sane.  Take it, then push on tho rein.  Poultry Note.  "So you are raising chickens?"  "Yes." answered Mr. Crosslots.  "What  do   you   tlnd   the   greatest  menace to the welfare of ooultry?"  "Sunday     company." ^_  Just a Little Rhyme.  The automobile goes Its way.  'Tis swift and bright and chuggy.  But I've no uso for any day  That folks describe ns muggy,  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Quite Modern,  "What are you doing?"  "Waiting for my ship to come In."  "You are waiting a long way from  the ocean."  "This Is an airship."  Too Good to Keep.  "What are you promoting?"  "Just a gold mine."  "Any gold In It?"  "Think I'd be selling stock In It If  there were?".  Disappointing.  "She Is writing an ode to Pan."  "That sounds good.   What pan?"  "Pan. the god of nature."  "Oh. nhiicks:   I thought It was the  frying pan."  Economical.  "Why does lie now eat breakfast?'  "To get his money's worth."  "Don't understand."  "Boards   at   the   hotel,   American  plan."  All Are Not Useless.  "A drowning man will catch at a  straw."  "Yes. especially a man who Is drowning his sorrowH."-Haltimore American.   Wanted a Weeping Whale.  Captain a.  P.  Nuse of the Celtic  was regaling a little group of ladies  with sea stories.  "One trip," he said, "there was a  woman who bothered the officers and  me to death about whnles. Her one  desire was to see a whale. A dozen  times a day she besought us to havo  her called if a whale hove in sight  "I said rather impatiently to her ono  afternoon:  " But. mndnm. -why are you so anxious about this whale question?'  "'Captain,' she answered. 'I'vant to  see a whale blubber. It must be very  impressive to see such an enormous  creature cry.' "-Rochester Herald.  Little Mary and the Pig.  The Marchioness of Graham, who is  now receiving congratulations on the  birth  of her  second  child,  was,    as  Lady-Mary Hamilton, one of the richest heiresses in Europe, for her father,  one of whose many titles was Duke  of Hamilton, left as much of his land  and money as was legally possible to  his little daughter.   Lady Mary's upbringing was,  however,  very  simple,  many of her childhood's days being  .spent at Brodick Castle, on the Isle  of  Arran,   which   she  entirely  owns,  and her realization of her own great  power  was long in  coming.    During  her father's lifetime, to train the little girl in the ways of economy and  charity, her mother each year gave a  nig into her charge.   The supervision  of the pig's" rearing and the account  referring to its cost, were made the  duty   of  the  little   Lady  Mary,   and  when the pig was sold at the end of  the year she gave the profits .to her  oooror friends  among the    tenantry.  Immediately after her father's death,  begging letters of all kinds came to  her in shoals, much to her own mystification.    "Isn't it  queer,    mother?"  she remarked after reading    through  the first pile,  "everybody seems    to  have heard about my pig."  Two Hearts.  The teacher in a country school was  explaining to a class in physiology  the different organs and their functions in the human body.  She had just explained how the  'heart was divided into four chambers  and that the right and left halve., of  the heart were entirely distinct. 'J hen  she asked Annie, aged thirtceu, how  many hearts a person had.  "Two," answered Annie.  "How is that?" asked the teacher.  "Well, don't some people Have a  sweetheart?" answered tlie undaunted  girl.���������Los Angeles Times.  Matter of  Business  Highbrow (boastfully)���������I get twenty  cents a word for my stuff. I'm a word  painter.  Lowbrow (scornfully)���������That's nothing. I get two dollars a word- for  mine.   I'm a sign painter.  Practically all Canadian druggists  grocers and general dealers sell Wilson's Fly Pads. If your storekeeper  docs not, ask him why.  No Soothing Passage  Critic   (as  the composer  plavs  his  last piece)���������Very fine.    But what is  that passage which  makes  the cold  chills run down the back?  Composer���������That is where the wanderer has the hotel bill brought to  him.  Hope  for the  Chronic   Dyspeptic.���������  Through lack of consideration of the  body's needs many persons allow disorders of the digestive apparatus to  endure until, they become chronic,  filling days and nights with suffering.  To these a course of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills is recommended as a sure  and speedy way to regain health.  These pills are specially compounded  to combat dyspepsia and the many  ills that follow in its train, and they  are successful always.  A young. .gentleman with a very  plain face was rather annoyed because  his view of the stage was obstructed  by the hat of a pretty girl who was  sitting in front of him in tho gallery.  Wishing to got a glimpse of the performance, he plucked up courage and,  in a nervous voice, exclaimed:  "See here, miss, I want to look as  well as you."  "Oh, do yer?" she replied, in a rich  Cockney accent, as she turned round  and looked at him square in tho eye.  "Then you'd better run home and  change yer face."  Angelina (who has never seen a revolving light before)���������"How patient  and preserving those sailors must be,  Reggie. The wind has blown the light  out six times since they lit it, ancl  they've lighted it again each time."  Wounded Dignity���������Undersized yourg  husband calls at the registrar's to give  in the name of his first-born.  Registrar���������"What is it you want?"  Husband���������"To report the birth of a  son."  Registrar���������"Go back, my little man,  and tell your father he'll have to come  himself!"  Health Demands  that the bowels be kept regular. Neglect means sickness.  Sluggish bowels are quickly  regulated by  Only the uninformed endure the  agony of corns. The knowing ones  apply Hollo way's Corn Cure and get  relief. .  Blobbs���������In France I understand  they eat horse meat.  Slobbs���������Yes, but they generally begin the meal with a pony.���������Philadelphia Record.  Carterhall, Nfld.  Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.  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A few moments later the professor  said:  "My dear, that picture would show  to better advantage if you were lo  hang it over the clock."  "Ah I" she replied, quietly, "you  doubtless mean if I were to hang it  above the clocV. If I were to hang it  over the clock we could not tell the  time. I wish you would be more careful with your rhetoric, my dear; your  mistakes are curious."  And the professor all at once became very much interested in the  book he was reading.  Sold Everywhere.  In Boxes aj i^ata,  Will exterminate Bed Bugs.  VERMIN   DEATH  bed springs as it  carr be rubbed on  will not rust iron.  VERMIN   DEATH  is antiseptic and will not discolor  varnished work if used as a cleanser.  VERMIN   DEATH  is a beautiful brown stain \that can  he used on floors or other unpainted  woodwork.  Ask   your   store  Sales Manager.  keeper   or   write  Carbon Oil WorRs,  Limited,  WINNIPEG,   CANADA.  Manufacturers   of   "COWL   BRAND"  Oil Specialties.  Learned Compositor.  The Court of the Stationers' Company has awarded a pension of ������3Q  a year to Mr. Andrew Davidson, a  journeyman compositor, under tho  terms of the will of William Bowycr,  made in July, 1777. Among the conditions laid down were that the pension must be given to a compositor  who is able to read and construe  Latin, able to read Greek fluently  with accents, and who is "a man of  good life and conversation."  Many a man's so-called moral courage is laziness, pure and simple.  Privilege of Experience  "Some o' de men dat I hears indig-  nntin' 'bout Wall street," said Uncle  Eben, "has had personal experiences  dat intitles dem to speak wif feelin'.  Dey 'minds me of de boy dat went  after honey in a hornet's nest an' got  stung."���������Washington Star.  Revive the Jaded Condition.���������When  energy flags and the cares of business  become irksome; when the whole system is out of sorts and there is general  .,MrJrC83ion' trv Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills. Ihey will regulate the action  of a deranged stomach and a disordered liver, and make you feel like a new  man. No one need suffer a day from  debilitated digestion when so simple  and effective a pill can be got at any  'drug store.  Youthful Manifestation.  "They say he is In love with  wife."  "Ob, well, give film time!"  bis  Hard to Convince.  "As the celebrated soprano began to  yslng little Johnnie became greatly ex.  errlsed over the gesticulations or the  orchestra conductor.  "What's that man shaking his stick  nt her for?" he demanded Indignantly.  "Sh-h!   He's uot shaking his stick  at her."  But Johnnie was not convinced.  "Then what lu thunder's she hollcf.  Ing for?"-Evcrybody'B Magazine.  Digested Joket.  The Duke of Cumberland once said  to Samuel Pooto, tile.fearless satirist  and versatile actor: "Well, here I am,  ready as usual to swallow all your  good things." To which Foote replied: 'Upon my soul, your Royal  Highness must have a most excellent  digestion, for I never hear that you  bring any up again,"���������John Fyvi������.  The young American was stopped at  the door of a fashionable church in  London. "Are you related to the bride  or groom?" asked the sexton. "No,"  said the young man. "Then what Interest, may I ask, hnve you in a ceremony that is to be of tho quietest  character?" "I'm the defeated candidate,   replied the young man.  V'Love is the wine of life,"   quoted  Wiseman.  "A"d     marriage   is   the   morning  after," added Simpleton.  Little Eugene, aged three, is the  baby of the family. One night, after  having had his supper and being put  to bod, he propounded to his mother  the question: "Mamma, who got my  supper for mo when you was little?"-  Lippincott's. .  Medlcinos  you   been  Traded  Mamma���������Havfi you been taking  your cough medicine, like a good boy?  Tommy-No, ma'am, I let Polly  taste it an' she liked It so I traded It  to her for an orange.  ^Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  Up-to-Dato Lunatic  An angler was trying the water near  a lunutic asylum, when ho espied a  strange object floating down tho rlvor.  As it neared him he saw, to his great  astonishment, that it was a man, nearly submerged beneath tho water.  "Hi," he shouted, "what arc you do-  ing there?" "Sh-s-sh!" came the re-  ply; "don't touch mo; I'm a sub-  marine I"  W. N. U., No. 760.  m THE   LEDGE.   GREENWOOD.   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  r  He'd Even Cheat the Goats thai  Would Feed Over His Grave.  By LEO CRANEi  "'E was a <*oai passer, was Jones,-  an' V slung a shovel on tbe bloomln'  tramp Koolah until his mouth got him  Inter serious trouble affairs by recklessly sllppln' lurid names toward'the  chief engineer. O' course 'we men  knew 'e didn't mean anytblnk1 outet  the way by the langwldge, but "the  chief engineer was a wlcious man, an  'e allowed hlsjurrlble anger to become  uncontrolled.  "So we men laid Jones away In the  free ward o' a leetle horspltal that  half bid Itself shylfke behind a row o'  scraggy palms. Then we men went  off on a hoot, eight o' us. ' Seven got  back to the ship In time to sad with  her. The eighth man 'e was left on  tbe wharf deserted amid a multlchude  ���������    o' coolies.   Hi was that man.  "An' being as HI wouldn't shift cargo for a Ifvln* wage. Hi presented,me-  self, body an' soul, to a reeru|tln' officer who was out after one devil called.  Juan Torres. This same Juan Torres  was up country some'res hldiu", an' 'e  . didn't have no Idear o' belli' ketched;  hence It needed men, an' HI was a  man.  "Now, on the morn In' afore we  marched away who In all the worl' o"  rascals should heave in sight but  Jones. 'E had u rag about bis bead,  an' 'e wanted to 'list. Now, Hi bad  never expected to see Jones again In  this worl' an', bein'_ pious Inclined,  didn't'want to meet him in the next.  Hi always watched my terbacker  when 'e was about. Sam Rawlins bad  tol' me o' that, an' Sam Rawlins bad  lost terbacker.  "Well, they needed men. an* Jones  was one, so 'e weut along. '13 tol' me  that tbe doctors at the leetle horspltal  had been very confident that 'e would  die, but In spite o* it 'e fooled 'em. '  "Anyway, up country we goes after  Juan Torres, an' the first beastly town  "we gets iuter down goes Joucs with  the fever. The doctor o* the regiment  said 'e' would die certain, but Jones  didn't. 'E scraped through, s'elp me  if 'e didn't.. Two weeks after 'e began  to creep about tbe camp mule kicks  ;, him a reg'Iar smasher in tbe side, an'  away to the leetle horspilal they carries blm to mend up.  "Hi dldnt see Jones' no more for near  a half year; neither did HI see Juan  Torres. One day when we thought we  had 'im spotted at last inter camp  Jones walks, snillin' grimly. 'B goes  to the colonel an' says. 'Hi'll show ye  Just where they are,' says 'e. An" In  ten minutes out" we marches, Jones  leadin' the way.  "'How have ye been?' asks the colonel, leggln' it 'longslde o' Jones.  " 'Werry well," says Jones back to  him, pleasant-like. 'Hi ain't been  outer the horspltal more 'n ten days.'  " 'Guns!' crWs the colonel. 'Did it  take 'em all that time to patch up  three broken ribs?" -  " 'No,' explains Jones. 'They fixed  up them ribs in six weeks, but after  HI got discharged from that spell HI  went inter town on a leetle smootch  aroun', ye know, an' some William  knifes tne. In fact, 'e knifed me two  or three times afore 'e was satisfied  with his contract, au' so they bustles  me back to the leetle hospital without any great loss o' time. That were  a four month Job, hut they did it, an'  iiary a grumble. Oh, this gettin' well  is my long suit,' says Jones, proud-  like. 'What troubles me most,' says  Jones solemnly, "is that maybe when  tbe blow comes again Hi'll be too.far  up country an' wont reach the hospital Id time, but HI hopes not'  " 'Why, you must like bein' sick.'  says the colonel, s'prlsed.  " "It ain't the bein" sick,' says Jones:  'that's nasty. But tbe soup���������my. the  soup! Delicious!' 'says Jones, smuckin'  his lips 's If 'e could taste It. 'Hl've  been In forty-two horspltals In ray  time an' have been discharged cured  nigh on to sixty-seven times, so HI  know.'  " 'Sixty-seven times,' echoed the  colonel. *  ���������"Return wlslts,' , explained ' Jones  quickly. 'But HI don't despair o' bet-  terin' that record, 'cause HI knows my  vitality an' what HI can stand.*  "On we men went silently. The reports 'II tell yo how we cornered them  rats In the center ������������' a thick forest, but  the reports won't tell ye how ono Jones  carried lire nn' sword Into the habitation o' Juarr Torres.  "It stood In a cleorln'. .Tones beat us  to the Inclosure by n good twenty feet,  nn' Jones was first to show his le.rt  over the top. Some native feller  punched a bayonet through the calf o"  It, but that native feller troubled no  other man. Jones fought like a demon,  an' we lost him in the smoke o' battle  "Late In tbe day, when the struggle  had ceased an' the smell o' rank pow  der was beglniiln' to sieve away  through the forest, we started to hunt  up our men. We found Jones lyln'  acrost a pile o' severely used natives  over again a secluded portion o' the  stockade. There he had cornered six  desperate men. au' tbe sight o' bis  handiwork was oxeecdlu' fair to look  upon. We carried Jones tenderly away.  Tbe doc, 'e looked at him, an', says  doc softly, "e's dead, poor fellow," an"  thero were tears in more eyes than  ono. '  "Rut that night a man came racln'  Inter the colonel's hut an' bawls out,  "E nln't dead!'  " 'Who ain't dead7* yells the colonel.  *��������� 'Joncsr cries the man.   ' 'E's coirjo  to life againI'  "Down to the surgeon's hut rushes  the colonel, all excited an' puzzled.  Doc meets him at tho door an' cautions hi in to bo quiet.  ���������"'E's kinder wild In bis head,' says  tbe doctor, 'an' lie's,makln' all sorts o'  crazy requests,'  '"What does 'o want?' nsks tho colonel.  "E's niumbllo' all tho time about  goin' buck to tbe lectio horspltal,' saya  tlie doc.   "' 'E's a hero,' cries the colonel, 'an'  "e shall go.'  ��������� "'Why, man.' says the.other, "e's  got three bola wounds, shot twice  through the body an' has been clouted  acrost the head. 'E can't possibly live  (III .tnoruin'.'  "But Jones heerd him say It, an' he  calls out weakly, does Jones. 'It's a  lie,' says he, 'an' Hl'm goin; back to  the leetle horspltal!'  "Well -e dou't die a bit. At the  end o' a week two natives shouldered"  his'bed an' started for the coast. Ill  an' Ave men went along to guard 'em.  Five paces In the rear more natives  sullenly wrestled with the heavy coffin.  Our orders were to plant him decently  wherever 'e died.un' we determined to  do It. After we had marched a week  the towu came inter sight. By that  time Jones was able to sit up an' take,  ."notice, but when 'e saw tbe town an'  ihe leetle red roof o' the horspltals 'o  started to wave such a frantic welcome with bis hand that a hemorrhage-resulted. We ordered the two  sullen natives _to hustle,'to the frout  with their burden.   But Jones rallied.  " 'It's no use,' says he, grlttin* his  teeth. 'Ye can't bury me in this worn-  out soil. If Hi dou't reach the leetle  borspiiul throw me overboard inter  clean water.' An' we promised. E  seemed to. be sinlcln' again, so 'we  rakes the shortest cut to tbe sea.  When we got in view o' the docks we  saw a vessel loadln' there. Jones  peeked at It, then yelled an' set bolt  upright. 'It's the Koolah.' says he.  ���������Get me aboard, men; get me aboard!  I'll be cured to ouct If ye'll only heave  tne up the gangway!'  '" 'What'll cure ye'r" HI queried.      <  " 'Spite,' says Jones, mutterln' a  curse..     ,  "So we did. The chief engineer  saw us comin' an' nearly had a stroke.  But the fun o' all was to see them two  sullen natives. They had'hustled an'  wrestled with that coffin all the way  from up country, an' they" were all  fagged out. With a rich burst o' tropic  oaths they cast it out inter the, water  an' waved their maledictions at the  ring o' expaudin' ripples that marked  Its burial.  " 'Was that for Jones?' asked a voice.  "Hi looked up to see Sam Rawlins  stariu' at him.  HI nodded.'  " 'It don't s'prise me,' 'e said slowly an'-thoughtfully. "E'd cheat anything 'E'd cheat the goats that'd feed  over his grave! HI guess Hi'll go an'  lock up my terbacker." says Sam Rawlins.   An' he .did it."  if  III! 11  mmmmm  i'i'ii  Up  \ !tl|i  Stfii  USsm  !  mi  .iiil ill  iii  ,111! il!  lilii  IWIiiiiiil  IkiwilgrlSlliJlIft  A Scriptural Explanation.  When William I'engiliy wa's'a sailor  boy, weather bound ou the.coast of  Devonshire, he had his earliest geological experience, and S. Baring-  Gouid. tbe uuthor of "Cornish Characters and Strange Events,'" says be was  wont to relate It as Is printed below:  I received my tirst lesson in geology  at Lyme Regis very soon after I had  entered my teens. A laborer whom I  was -observing accidentally broke a  large stone of blue lias uud thus disclosed a Due ammonite-the tirst fossil  I had ever,seen or heard of.  "What's" that V" I exclaimed.  "If you read your Bible you'd know  what 'tis," said the workman, somewhat scornfully.  "I have read my Bible. But what  has that to do with it?"  "Iu the Bible we're, told there was  once a flood that covered all the world.  At that time all tbe rocks were mud.  and the dhferent things that were  drowned were buried in it. and there's  a snake that was burled that way.  There are lots of 'em and other things  besides In tbe rocks aud stones hereabouts."  "A snake!  But Where's bis bead?"  "You must read the Bible. 1 tell 'ee.  and then you'll find out why 'tis some  of the snakes ain't got no heads.  We're tpld there that the seed of the  woman shall bruise tbe serpent's bead;  that's how 'tis."  'Magistrate F. Rasmusaen, of an,  Marquette Street, Montreal, writes  to the Zam-Buk Co. as follows :���������  "Gentlemen,���������For many yeani I wai  troubled with a serious eruption of the  skin, which was not only unsightly, but  at times very painful. I firit tried various  household remedies, but all theso proved  altogether useless,  " I then took medical advice. Not one,  hut several doctors In turn were consulted,  but I was unable to get any permanent  relief. Some time back I noticed a report  from a Justice of the Peace who had been  cured of a chronic skln-diseaso by  Zam-Buk, and I determined to eiva this  balm a trial,  ."After a thoroughly fair test, I can ������ay  t am delighted with It. I have the best  reasons forthis conclusion; because, while  everything else I tried���������salves, embrocation!, washes, soaps, and doctors' preparations���������failed absolutely to relieve my  pain and rid me of my trouble, three boxes  of Zam-Buk have worked a complete cure.  "In my opinion Zam-Buk should be  even more widely known than It is, and  I have no objection to you publishing this  letter."  ' For eciema, eruptions, rashes, tetter,  itch, ringworm, and similar skin diseases,  Zam-Buk is wlthouUcqual. It also cures  cuts, burns, scalds, piles,, abscesses,  chronic sores, blood-poisoning, etc, Ali  druggists and stores at jo cents a box, or  post free for price from the Zam-Buk ~  Toronto.  Making a  Start  Jackson and Hughes were old  friends. The former, by shrewdness  and industry, earned a good' income  but Hughes was not so fortunate.  One day he asked .his successful  friend the secret of his prosperity.  "Well," replied Jackson, "I'll tell it  to you for $10. Be saving, of course,  and when you do make a bargain with  anyone he sure that no one hears you,  ancl then if you get the worst of it or  want to back'out you can. Now hand  me the bill."  Hughes though a second, and then  said:  '  "Did anyone hear us make this bargain?"  "Not a soul," replied Jackson.  "Well, then," was the prompt answer, "I think I'll begin on you."  The Department of State.  There Is an ancient tale of a treaty  between two Greek states by which  one was to return to the other, as a  condition of peace, the half of Its captured navy. The Implementing of this  treaty was accomplished with the sawing of each trireme In two. Whether  all the bows or all the sterns were  given back does not come,down to us  In history. Some people probably  think this might be done today. But  diplomacy is as,good as the national  conscience.  The welfare of peoples rather thaD  the ambition of rulers Is the basis of  the diplomacy of modern times.  Mediaeval trickery has almost disappeared. What Is wanted today la a  good case for one's country and an  able man to advocate It. It Is very  surprising, then, thru there should linger as a heritage from the days gone  forever the superficial and conventional Idea that diplomacy Is polite dishonesty. That the idea does linger In  the nilods of persons unfnmlllar with  the subject Is fully shown by the absurd use of the word "diplomatically"  as almost synonymous with "disingenuously" nnd the survival of all  such canting nnd misleading dogma?  as tbe remark that "n diplomat Is un  honest man sent to lie abroad for hi/  country."���������Natliuinl Mnciizlue.  The Wane bf the  Honeymoon.  "Haven't you forgotten something?"  the sweet young wife culled to 111m  from the open doorway.  He stopped and fumbled Iu bis pockets.  "What Is It?"  "You-you used to kiss me when you  started downtown." she ������nld, with a  little Hush ou her roundi-d cheeks.  "Ob. Is Hint it?" he cried as he retraced his steps. "There you are. And,  say, I'll take enough for four mornings  ahead. Hung II all, there goes my  car!"      ���������  And he made the gravel fly as he  raced for the street crossing.���������Clove-  land Plain Dealer.  Fond of Travel.  The predilection of the Cingalese for  railway traveling is amusing. A native shop boy stole forty rupees and  then disappeared for several days. All  search proving fruitless irr the ordinary walks of lite, the railway was  thought of, and thore the young rascal was found spending his pelf in'  traveling backwards and forwards between Colombo and Kandy. During  the early days of the seaside line tho  villagers traveled so much, using up  all spare cash, thnt certain small  taxeB payable by them wore only with  8omo difficulty cullocU'd.,  The Smallest  A conductor on a car had a good run  of business on Sunday afternoon, hut  he had difficulty in keeping himself  supplier] with small change. Many  persons who patronized his car handed him dollar bills in payment of their  fares.  The conductor managed to get along  fairly well until a woman, carrying a  tiny infant, hoarded his car. When he  approached the woman for her fare  she also handed him a dollar bill.  "Is that the smallest you have,  madam?" queried the conductor.  The woman looked at the conductor  and then at the baby, and made this  surprising reply: --  "Yes. I havo been married only  twelve months."  You Betl  "De man dat thinks he's smarter  dan everybody else," says Uncle Eben,  "mout be fairly happy if he could  keep from reachin' into his wallet an'  backin' himself wif real money."  "Yes, he's the best-known writer in  the country."  "Indeed! And what has he written?'-'  "What's he written? Why, he's tho  feller that wrote more than 10,000  words on a postcard."  "Say, paw," said little Henry, "I'd  like to know something." "Well, what  is it?" queried Mr. Meek. "What was  your name before maw married you?"  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.  "Is anyone waiting on you?" asked  the shop assistant to the patient customer. "My husband was���������I left him  outside���������but I'm afraid lie will have  got tired and gone homo."  Agreed With the Court  A lawyer came into   court   drunk,  when the judge said to him:  "Sir, I am sorry to see you in a  situation which is a disgrace to yourself and family and the profession to  which you belong."  This roproof elicitod the following  colloquy:  "Did your honor speak to me?"  "I did sir. I said, sir, that in my  opinion you disgraced yourself and  family, the court, and tho profession  by your course of conduct,"  "May i���������i���������it plenso your honor. 1  have been an attorney in���������in���������in this  c���������court for fifteen years, ancl permit  me to say your honor, that this is the  first correct opinion J ever knew you  to give."  TOWNS ON HOLIDAYS.  Outings in,England Provided by Generous Firms.  A few days ago Swindon was half  depopulated. Twenty-five thousand of  its inhabitants departed for trips to  various seaside places, being conveyed by a couple of dozen special trains  provided by the Great Western Railway. , As most readers are aware",  Swindon is where the works- of the  Great Western ��������� are situated, fully  three-fourths of the population being  dependent upon, the railway company  for their ��������� livelihood. In. addition to  providing the trains, the company  gives the whole of its employes a day's  holiday at its own expense.  The Great Eastern Railway, too, not  only, give their employes at the Stratford works���������numbering 5,000���������free  passes for themselves, wives, and children, and run special trains for their  convenience to such places as Yarmouth, Clacton, Southend and Lowestoft, but they also pay the men for  their holiday. The Great Eastern "annual" usually means that Stratford  is like a deserted town for seven  days.  Just before the Swindon exodus, the  famous firm of Cadbury Bros., Ltd.,  of Bournville, provided a clay's entertainment and sport for their thousands of employes. Messrs. Cadbury  of course, are, like Messrs. Lover, of  Port Sunlight, as famous for the benefits they have conferred upon their  workpeople as-they are for their respective manufactures. -A notable feature of the Cadbury entertainment was  the reproduction of a pastoral play,  "Sherwood's Queen," in the beautiful  grounds attached to the works. It is  interesting to note in connection with  this play that all the dresses and the  whole make-up, including armor, etc.,  were made on Messrs. Cadbury's  premises.  Mention of Messrs. Lever reminds  us that the employes at Port Sunlight  are given a free holiday. On more  than one occasion the workpeople have  been able to visit, the Continent, notably when 2,000 of them visited the  Paris Exhibition in 1900, at a cost of  ^?5,'000, and four years ago, when all  the employes who. had attained the  age of twenty were given an opportunity of visiting the Belgian Exhibition at Liege.  Last year the famous cycle firm  of Humber sent 2,000 of their workpeople from Coventry tp Llandudno  for a day, while fifteen trains were  employed to carry the thousands of  Messrs. Bass' employes from Burton  to Liverpool and New Brighton- in  July last year. ' ,  Everything is carried out on a free  and generous scale by the great firm  of Bass when their employes go for  their outing. Their usual plan "is to  buy up foi the day the whole of the  amusements of the place visited, in  addition to which everyone is insured  against railway accident for ������100 or  ������200. This mammoth excursion usually costs Messrs. Bass about ������15,000..  ���������London Tit-Bits.  Proposed to by Beaconsfield.  The recent death of Don Carlos recalls the fact that Lady Cardigan,  whose reminiscences will shortly be  published, was at one time engaged  to his cousin, but the match was  broken off, and she afterwards married the Earl of Cardigan, who led  the charge of the Light Brigade at  Balaclava, and who died just over 40  years ago. His widow ultimately married the Count de Lancastre, who died  14 yearns ago. Lady Cardigan recalls  that Lord Beaconsfield, whose first  wife was not long dead, proposed to  her at the same time as Count de  Lancastre, as well as the fact that  when the Earl of Cardigan died Lord  Barrington wagered her five pounds  that she would be married again in  five years. He only just lost. Lady  Cardigan's recollections go back to the  time when, as a child of five, she attended a ball at St. James' Palace  given by William' IV., and, being  missed, was eventually discovered, to  the horror of the startled attendants,  curled up in the King's chair.- fast  asleep.  Judged by the Title.  Mr. Harry M. Vernon, the author  of that clever curtain-raiser, "The  Deputy Sheriff," which is attracting  so many people to the- Garrick Theatre, told the writer "a curious story  concerning it the other day. It was  first offered to one of the chiefs of the  staff of an extensive music-hall tour,  who said, before even glancing at the  contents. "I don't like the title of  this." "He offered it back to mo,"  said Mr. Vernon, "and I suggested  that he would be more impressed  should he deign to read the play. He  replied that he would look at it when  he had time, and after waiting some  weeks, I called to ask it he had come  to any decision regarding it. 'There's  no use my reading it, the title don't  strike me. I can always go by that.'  However, I left the play with him  for another week or two, and then, as  he had not read it, I took it away."  NERVOOSJISORDERS  Promptly Cured by the Use of  Dr. Williams' PinK Pills.  If your 'hand trembles or i3 unsteady, remember that this is a sure  and early sign of your nervous system being-at fault. The mischief  may develop slowly to a worse  stage. You feel unaccountably weak  and weary after exertion; you !oose  flesh; you turn against food and suffer palpitations and indigestion after  eating. At times you are intensely  irritable, greatly depressed and easily  worried. Sometimes sharp pains  shoot down your spine and legs and  probably neuralgia robs you of your  ���������sleep at night. These are some of  the troubles that indicate the presence of nervous disorders. If these  troubles are neglected they result in  complete nervous collapse and possibly paralysis,. Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills have won a great reputation by  curing all forms of nervous disease.  The nervous system depends entirely  upon the blood supply for nourishment; when the blood is thin and  weak the nerves are affected as described. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  actually increase the supply of good  red blood, feed, strengthen and tone  the nerves, enable them to perform  their functions and dispel all signs  of a breakdown.      ^  Mrs. Jas. .11. Ward, Lord's Cove,  N.B., says; "About two years ago I  suffered so much from nervous prostration that I was little better than  a helpless wreck. I suffered from  headaches and a constant feeling of  dizziness. The least unusual move  would startle me and set my heart  palpitating violently. I-.-had little or  no appetite, and grew so weak that I  was hardly able to drag myself about,  ancl could not do my housework.' In  every way I was in a deplorable condition. As the medicine I had been  taking seemed to do me no good, my  husband got a" supply of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I had only been  taking the PiLIs for a couple of weeks,  when I seemed to feel somewhat better, and this encouraged me to continue the treatment. From that on  my strength gradually but surely returned, and in the course of a few  more weeks I was once more a well  woman, able to clo my own housework  and feeling better than I had done for  years. I have since remained well  and feel that I owe my good health to  the healing powers of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills."  Every other weak, sickly, worn  out, nervous person should follow  the example of Mrs. Ward and'give  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a fair trial.  These' Pills will send new blood  coursing through the veins and bring  brightness and energy to the weak  and desyondent. Sold by all medicine dealers or. by mail at 50 cents a  box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co., Brockville, Ont.  POISONED ARROWS.  The woman emancipationist had  tackled the serene old bachelor, and  was reading the Riot Act to him. He  squirmed occasionally, but he retained Iris serenity. ''Have you ever done  anything for the emancipation of  woman, I'd like to know?" she asked  "Indeed I have, madam'e," he'smiled.  "I have remained a bachelor."  Recognized as the leading specific  for the destruction of worms, Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator 'has  proved a boon to suffering children  everywhere.   It seldom fails.-  "Physical culture, father, is perfectly lovely!" exclaimed an enthusiastic  young miss just home from college.  "Look! To develop the arms I grasp  this rod by one end and move it slowly from right to left."  "Well, well!" exclaimed the father,  "what won't scicnce'discover! If that  rod had straw at the other end you'd  be sweeping."  Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.  One cloy a dentist had occasion to  punish his five-year-old son for disobedience. As lie picked up the rod  the little fellow said: "Papa, won't  you please give me gas first?"���������Chicago Daily News.  It is an undisputed fact that one  packet of Wilson's Fly Pads has actually killed a bushel of house flies  Fortunately no such quantity can ever  he found in a well kept house, but  whether thev be few or many Wilson's  Fly Pads will kill them all.  Jiiiiisi  mmwEmA  W. N. U��������� No. 760.  The Missing Jam.  Sir William Hartley, who combines  the manufacture of jam with much  philanthropic and religious work, tells  a rollicking story of a letter he once  rccoived from a Welsh customer.  "Dear Sir," it ran, "why in the name  of goodness gracious don't you send  the jam I ordered last week? I hnve  already lost Mr. Jones' custom  through you. Why don't you send  the jam, man? Bother you, you are  a nuisance whatever! Send 'the jam  at once, quick���������Yours truly, John  Davies.' Then followed a postscript:  "Dear Sir,���������Since writing the above  letter I have found the jam und^r tho  counter."  "Well, did the governor give you a  raise?"  "No."  "Not even when you told him you  had grown grey in his services?"  "No! lie gave me the name of a good  hair dye."���������London Scraps.  Minards    Liniment   Cures    Dandruff.  Capitalizing a Voice.  Floating a young lady's voice as a  limited liability company sounds  somewhat Gilbcrlian, yet it has actually been done in Australia. A syndicate with a capital of ^1,000 in ������1  shares has been formed to send a  young lady with a remarkable voice  to, be trained by Mine. Marchesi in  Paris. Sho has entered into an engagement to give on her return a series of concerts in the principal Australian' cities under the direction of  the syndicate, whoso members hope  and expect in this way to get their  capital back plus a substantial dividend, i  He was a kind and benevolent old  gentleman, who took much interest in  little boys.  One day, as he wns walking along  the street, he stopped and looked with  compassionate sympathy at a lad  whoso face bore clear evidence of having been in the wars.  "My poor little fellow," he said, pnt-  ting the boy on the head, "I fear  you've boon fighting, You've got a  black eye. Dear mc, now, I'm really  sorry  "  "Never you mind about mo," said  tho poor little fellow. "Yqu go homo  and bo sorry for your own little'boy.  He's got two black eyes."      '  There was a slight commotion under  the sofa. The pretty girl and her  fiance peqpod under, and were startled  to see Brother Tommy's toes protruding.  "You, Tommy," svid his sister-with  much emphasis; "what are you doing  under there���������watching us?"  "Nnw," grumbled Tommy. "I nin't  watching you."  "Then what aro you doing?"  "Why, I was playing that I am  mending a motorcar���������that's what."  If ������;very housekeeper would use Wilson's Fly Pads freely during the Summer months the house fly peril would  soon be a thing of the past.  Miserly���������"So that woman doctor  charged you $2 a visit. Well, what  did she say?"  His Wife���������"Said I stayed indoors  too much.   Here's her prescription."  Miserly (reading it)���������"For external  use only. One nice walking dress.  One new hat. One puir gloves to  match. Apply every afternoon- between three and five."���������Boston Transcript.  How a British Force Was Ambushed  at Kuta,  in  Nigeria.  How a British missionary made a  hazardous journey in face of a tornado  to a scene of-an attack on a British  force, who were ambushed, is told in  the details now to hand.of the attack  on a British force in Nigeria. The  first news came to Minna, a place  on'the line of the Baro Kano Railway,  about 30.miles from the scene of the  occurrence, stating that a British force  had been cut up at Gussoro by the  difficult and truculent Guari- people.  This'account, which was hurriedly  written by the doctor, who was himself wounded, merely stated that the  officer in charge'was missing, together  with a European police officer and a  sergeant,and that the writer was himself wounded. The-Rev. W. P. Low,  who has for some years been working  among the Guaris, happened to be at  Minna when the news came in. He  was hurrying down to the coast on his  way home, having only reached Minna  that day from his station at' Kuta,'  from which place the wounded doctor  had sent his despatch. Mr. Low instantly volunteered to go to Kuta to  render any aid possible to the survivors, and also' to use his influence  with the people. This he did immediately.  Mr. Low spent 12 hours in Kuta,  and, having assured himself of the  loyalty of the townspeople, resumed  his journey to the coast. Picking up  a construction train on the way back,  he just caught his steamer, but was  nearly drowned in a native canoe  when going down the Niger. He met  the punitive force under Maj. Williams, consisting of 150 men, with a  Maxim, on its way to the scene of the  .ambush.' The ill-fa'ted police party had  started from Kuta only a few hours  before it was attacked. In consisted  of Lieut. Vanreneri, Capt. Stone, a  doctor, a European sergeant, and 30  police. Accompanying the force-was,  the Chief of Gussoro. Its object was  to march to Gussoro, and there reinstate the chief, who, for his loyalty to  the British, had been compelled 'to  leave his town. For two 'months  previously .jt was reported that the  Guaris had been making poisoned arrows, and had declared that they  would oppose the return of the chief.  It was not thought that the people  would attack, but as a measure of  precaution, Maj. Williams' force had  been held in readiness at Kuta, in  case of trouble.  When the attack was made, however, the telegraph line was down.  Lieut. Vanrenen had only proceeded  for a few miles when he was completely overwhelmed by a force of  some 600 natives, who surrounded  the party in the thick bush. A deadly nre of poisoned arrows, at short  range, was poured upon the British,  Lieut. Vanrenen being at once killed,  his body falling in the long grass. The  doctor was also wounded by poisoned  * arrows, and 11 police were killed.  Whatever formation was possible was  attempted, but the heavy and well-  directed fire completely disorganized  the remainder of the police, who fled.  Capt Stone, with great gallantry, went  back to try and recover his chief's  body, but was unsuccessful, the -remains being subsequently found by  the punitive force and buried on the  spot. The surviving Europeans managed to find their way back to Kuta  by hiding in the bush in order to  avoid the enemy, who pursued them.  The punitive expedition had some stiff  fighting, but they inflicted severe punishment on the Guaris; and - burnt  their town There were no losses on  the British side. The Gusoro chief  was at first reported killed, but he  succeeded in making good his escape.  The Western Way.  Henry W. Lucy, the famous English journalist, familiarly known as  "Toby, M.P.," under which name he  writes deliciously humorous Parliamentary comment for Punch, and who  was recently rewarded with a Knighthood, tells some rich stories indeed  in his recently published volume of  reminiscences, "Sixty Years in the  Wilderness." He never had any connection with politics, except as a  commentator, but for forty years he  has always had inside knowledge of  everything transpiring or about to  transpire in the House, and he has  known everybody worth knowing. He  writes in delightful anecdotal style of  all the famous men of his day.  He tells us a story of Lord Russell,  of Killowen, who, while on his Canadian tour, congratulated a waiter in  Manitou on the healthiness of the  town.  "I guess it's pretty wal," replied  the waiter.  "When we built a school house nothing would do for some of the citizens  but they must have a cemetery. We  laid it'out and walled it in, but we  had to shoot a man to start it."  "Mauretania" is the all-the-  year-ronnd collar. Men who  wear it in summer for its  style ancl comfort, wear it all  winter for tlie same reasons,  2     FOR     2 Go.  Most erery dealer sells Tooke Collars.  TOOK*. ZA09. LIMITED. MONTREAL.  Said Uncle'Silas  "When a feller has a job in a foundry he tells about the place where he  wo'rks, but if he's in a bank he speaks  about the concern by which he is employed."���������Los Angeles Express.  The   man  who   is  looking  for  soft  snaps is sure to get many a hard job.  How's This? J  W������ oOtt One Hundred "Dollars Reward lor enj  ease ot Catarrh that cannot be eurod by Hall's  Catarrh Cure.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O.  We. tbe underjilsiied, have Jtnown F. J. Cocoe?  for the Isjt 15 years, and believe him perlectly honorable  In  all   business   transactions  and   financial!}  able to carry out any obligations made by hU firm.  Walbino, Kin-nan * Marvik,  Wholesale DruKRlats. Toledo. O  Hall's Catarrh euro Is taken Internally, actlnl  directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of tnl  system. Testimonials sent Iree. Trice 75 cents p*  bottle. Sold by all Druggists.  Take Hall's family Puis for constloatlon.  .-"Captain, is there no way in which  the ship may be saved?"  "None at all,' sir; we are' going to  the bottom, but I should   not worry .  about the ship, sir, if I were you���������she  is fully insured.   You'd better find'a  life belt."���������Houston Post.  Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes  Relieved By Murine - Eye Remedy.  Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles.  You Will Like Murine. It Soothes.  50c At Your Druggists. Write For  Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Remedy Co., Toronto.  "How's he getting along with his  garden?" "Splendidly. He picked  one tomato out of it yesterday."���������Detroit Free Press.  It is in Demand.���������So great is the demand- for Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric Oil  that a large factory is kept continually busy making ancl bottling it. To  be in demand shows popular appreciation of this preparation, which stands  at the head of proprietary compounds  as the leading Oil in the market, and  n, is generally admitted that it is deserving of the lead.  Williams���������Young Astorbilt isn't at  all exclusive, is he?  Walters���������Why, I don't know,  Williams���������Oh, he isn't. Why, this  morning I saw him riding in his automobile with a policeman.���������Somerville  Journal.  Malta's New Governor.  It is 32 years ago since Lieut-General Sir Leslie Rundle, the new Governor and Commander-in-Chief at  Malta, joined the Royal Artillery.  Since then he has seen much active  service, and proved himself every inch  a soldier, one of his greatest admirers  being Lord Kitchener. Sir Leslie is  a great stickler for the smaller details  of soldiery, and if he is not one of  those men whom people call by their  Christian names, he enjoys a respectful popularity. "There's no nonsense  about him," they say in tho army,  "and although he sometimes rubs us  the wrong way, we are well aware  that no commander knows his business better."  Send for (roe sample to Dent. N.U., National Drug & Chemical Co., Toronto.  What He Thought.  The old gentleman was not accustomed to having the new railway in  his town. Upon seeing a train approaching he whipped up his horso  and tried to cross the track in front  of it. He and his horse came out  safely, but the wagon was badly  broken.  When he found that he was not injured, he called to the engineer,  "Why, I thought you saw me corning."  Traveled 458,545 Miles.  One of the last of the old stage  coach drivers, Henry Grimstead, has  died at Helb'>fhch, Iincolnshire, nt the  age of 87. In tlie course of his work  as coach driver, mail van driver and  letter carrier he covered 458.54/i miles,  ASK YOUR GROCER  For  TEA  For quality and flavor it  has  no  equal.  Lead packets  only. At all Grocers.  MADE IN CANADA,  ou-JiTO  1E3FUME!  READY FOR USE IN ANY QUANTITY  For making SOAP, softening; water, removing old paint, disinfecting; sinks.  closets and drains and for many other  purposes. A can equals 20 lbs. Sal Soda.  Sold Everywhere.  E. W. GILLETT CO, LTD.  Toronto, Ont.  WINNIPEG    BUSINESS   COLLEGE.  28th Year.  Individual Instruction.  Good Positions Await our Graduates.  Write for Illustrated Catalogue.  Address, The Secretary, Winnipeg  Business College, Corner Portage Ave.  and Fort St., Winnipeg, Man.  CROSS-EYES  and all ore dlnenxw. Cataracts  and acunin over tlio sipht can bs  cured without tlie Knifo, bv  Dr. Carter's Absorption  i method.  Write for book  Franklin O.Corter.M.D.  182 Btnto St., Ohk-nxo. 111.  "Halloa, Mrs. Lovejoy!" exclaimed  a gentleman of that lady's acquain  tance; "pray what brings you out so  early in the day?" "Oh, I've just  been to the photographer's with my  pet dog, Dido" (which she carried in  her arrryj), "and we, have had our portraits taken together, haven't we,  Dido? Beauty nnd tho beast, you know,  Mr. Johnson"���������with a saucy little  laugh. "Ancl what a little beauty he  is, to be sure I" replied Johnson inadvertently, an he tenderly stroked poor  Dido's head and pulled his ears.  And then ho suddenly rememberod,  and became hot find cold in.turn  Hie Quality Hflarls  Recognized the world over  05 Ihe quality.mark of fin-    i <  est sllmplatc, Ihe name  1#R0GERS BROS."  covers a line ol knives,  forks, spoons, etc., famous   .  , for beauty and durability.  Best let set), dishes, welters,  etc, in tltmped  MERIDEN BRITACO.  SOLD BV LEADIHO DBALIM  "StiverPlate thai Vieart" ������������������r.- ���������-* - :-.-  :���������'.-.'��������� x  THE    LEDGE,    GKEEWOOD.    BRITISH    COLT7MB1JT.  The  Union  Hotel  Eholfc, B. C.  h GOMFOHTABLE  HOSTELRY  Proprietor.  CITY  JJao-o-arre transferred to  any part of the City. -Furniture moved to any part of  the District.. General Dray-  ing- of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Dritain. 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,     .  PUBLISHER.   '  greenwood'"   C, NOV   4,  igoO.  Helson, B. &  -CEO. V. WKX.T.S,  rroprliitor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  ibar and barber shop.  ���������'.Bus meets all trains.  o  Get your Raze rs Honed |  nnd your Baths at    f  Frawley's  !  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  &j^m^o&M������if&8'a{  PHOENIX kg  The nearest hotel to the ^  Granby mines.   One of the w  largest dining rooms in the 5jU  city.    The bar is   replete ������>j  ���������with nerve bracers of all Vj  kinds, and the  most  fra- ifo  grant cigars.   Drop up and S ,  see me. jtj]  A. 0. J0HNS0IS    S  ritOPKrETOK. &S  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Tressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty^  GREENWOOD, B. C.  A blue mark bei-e indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become  that tbe  deceased,   and  editor   would  once more like  to commune with  your collateral.  In political campaigns booze does  more talking than any tiling else.  It is now said that lfmburgei*  cheese will cure cancer and leprosy.  It looks quite natural for people  at tho coast to favor a local option  law    Thi? smiling candidate with the  glad hand is now apparent iu this  glorious land.  Any  kind  of a  ! float down  stream,  live ono to swim  dead  fish   can  but it takes a  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and ���������  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE . SOLICITED.  up.  Timk works many changes. Last  week fifty boxes of fancy apples  were-shipped from Kaslo for exhi  bition in England.  The C. P. R does a cash business, but in paying some of its  bills it is about as slow as some of  the decisions in B  C. litigation.  ��������� Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & Oelin ������ ���������o.. nelson  iPioneeF  Gveenxxtood, B. C.  'The oldest hotel in the city, ancl still  tnnder the same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  .city, and the bar sppplies only the best  ���������Corner of Greenwood aud Government  streets.  J. W. fielsoft  Frank Fletcher  PKOViNciAL Land- Susvetok, .  Kelson, B. C.  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Js the place for Peep-o'-Day Cock-  ���������itails    and   Evening    Night-Capp.  jButtermftk a specialty during tiro  warm season..  C. A,. Dempsey, Prop.  The Kaotcnay-Saloon������������������-..;  Sandon, B. C, has a line oi nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain town or the Great West. A  glass .of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  .i mi  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  ;Is a comfortable home for  ���������the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  -rooms..- Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  Jt. V. CHISHOLM, Z^opniKTois.  To have a surplus in the treasury is ono of the highest compliments that could be paid a government. B. C. has money in the  bank and no sheriff at tbe door.  Experts upon provincial, political affairs claim that ic is doubtful that even eight Liberals will be  elected upon Nov. 25. Oliver will  need an overcoat after that date.  TnE McBride railway policy has  been placed before the people and  those who can read should bo familiar with tho details by this  time. Southern British Columbia,  especially the Boundary nnd Similkameen districts, are more particularly interested in that portion  of the policy dealing with the  building of the'missing link of  railway between ' Midway and  Nicola,"ho necessary to the'pros-  pcrity and advancement of a large  and valuable portion of the province. In Ihepe districts a few half-  dead pespimisls may place some  small rocks before the car of progress, but the majority of ,the voters will be under McBride'fl flag  during the .battle of- the ballots  three weeks from today.  The Victoria Times, in its grope  for political capital, says that in  the railway policy that the premier  goes to tho country with this  month, districts now represented by Liberal members get as  much consideration as those represented by Conservatives. The  Times endeavors to show that the  object is to win Liberal constituencies from their misguided ways  and Hue them tip in the glorious  light of tho true faith. To accomplish this object tho Times contends that at (he request of the  gov eminent the Canadian Northern  railway is willing to run their line  wherever the most votes can be  gathered in and it is suggested  that Cariboo, Delta, etc., might-  change their polittcal color in order  to grab the railway pie. Sane people do not pay auy attention to  such a plea, born evidently in the  upper stopo of.tho Times editor  when he was short of copy. The  route of the Canadian Northern is  as it is bocause practical surveyors  and railway men find that the line  as projected will obtain the lowest  possible grade and the least mileage. This, coupled with his desire for the welfare of tbe province,  are what McBride. seeks, not vengeance upon his political opponents.  The Times is probably amazed at  the high standard of statesmanship displayed .by the prime minister and  his colleagues and fails  Very little sorting is required as  tho ore 'comes out massive and  clean. The ledges'are 2 to 5 feet  wide as shown in the three shafts.  At No. 1 .shaft there are approximately GO tous of ore taken out and  ready for shipment, At No. 2  shaft there are approximately 300  tons of ore taken out and ready for  shipment. At No.- 3 shaft a few  tons have been taken out.  PRESENT DEVELOPMENT.  Theie are two shifts of men  working at present, with a blacksmith convenient, ore cars and  rails, and the ground prepared to  install a compressor. The tunnel  is now in more, than 225 feet, 5  feet wide and" 8 feet high, ~an'd  shows indications- loi mineral aud  will crosscut three veins before  striking tbe vein shown in No. 1  shaft. - The installation of a compressor would greatly accelerate  and lessen the cost of constructing  thetuun'el.  REMARKS. *  Judging from the amount of ore  shipped from such mines as the  Skylark, Providence, Gold Bug,  Strathmore, Silver Cloud, Elkhorn  and others, all within a radius of  a mile and in the same formation,,  being parallel vefns, tho company  in my " opinion has undoubtedly  one of the most promising mines as  exposed in tho three shafts above  mentioned. Kespectfully submitted.  J. H. East.  6. J. MgARTHUR  i -       -'        "  "  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, Poles, etc.   Heavy Teaming  to any part ofthe District.  Unequalled for Domestic Use." '  Kodaks and photographic supplies at McRae Eros., Phoenix.  SCHOOL REPORT  report  Following is the school  for October:  DIVISION 1���������J. I.. WATSOW.  Pupils actually attending-        23  Average daily  attendance  20,30  Percentage of regularity '86.26  Pupils'present every session^���������  William Johns, Hazel Redpath,  Frances Rowe, Gordon Smith,  Iaa Sutton, I^ottie Sutton, Ward  Storer.  DIVISION II���������J. I. MACKENZIE.  Pupils actually  attending.....-        23  .    'Average daily attendance  22,07  to grasp the true meaning of their :Percentage 0, reguiarity 95 00  Tue birth of McBride's railway  policy is thh fulfilment of the pledge  lie made years ago when he stated  that his government would have  no dealings with hot-air promoters  or paper railways. lie is bound  to have the real goods in sight.  .  Leaves Greenwood for' Spokane  at 7 a. m.r and for Oroville at 2:30  p. UK    - J. McDoNELL.'  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B; G.  THE HOTEL GRANBY  Is pleasantly situated in the heart  f>( Graud Forks, and is convenient  ifco all the leading financial and  commercial instifcutinus ofthe city.  Travelers will Ond it a comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  Tt?ElWOrlT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C��������� Ie run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  jtjf* fcouse except the gold in  the $afe.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a hook containing SG  illustrations all toklr and  is filled with sketches and  stories ol western life. It  tells how a gambler cashed  in alter the flush days of  SancJon -, how it rained in  New Denver long after  Ivoah was dead ; bow a  parson took a drink at  Hear Lake in early days y  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in '93; how the  saloon man oiitprayed the  women in Kalanmzoo, and  graphically depicUi tlie  roamings of a western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  ofthe 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 prico is 2y cents,  postpaid to any part of Ihe  world. Address all let- ���������  ters to  T. Lowery  UREEN\VOOI>, B. C.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, B. C, Is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a flpe^iolty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  H-jaH J-Iiven, Prop  The Grand Forks Sun says that  a paper published not far from that  city never grows tired of advising  people to buy from home merchants, although the editor imports his butter from Manitoba.  Human nature is pretty much all  alike. Pocket first, town next, and  God last.  Yeaiis ago Spokane made millions out of the mines in the Slocan and Eossland, but at present  capital in that city i.s very slow  about coming into B. C. If that  city had a group of men like those  who developed.the Lo Koi in early  days they could make several fortunes by developing mines in the  Boundary aud Similkameen.  The young man who went from  Vernon to act as trade commissioner for Canada in Japan has  been recalled. Ho hurt the Mikado's feelings by chewing gum  and in other ways. He was not  discreet or politic Canada should  be more careful when it sends representatives to foreign countries.  Unless brainy, mere political heelers should be left at home.  great work. A policy' framed for  the benefit of the people,, irrespec  tive of petty and frivolous parti-  zanship, is something beyond the  vision of the leading Liberal paper  in this province, and its intended  blow becomes a boomerang while  the intellectual easily recognize  that in its blundering admission of  the truth it has paid, coma-like,  one of the highest compliments to  ! McBride and his government.  The Kootenay Bel Us is a ciglir  that can be found in all parts of  the Boundary, ond you should ask  the man behind the bar to produce  it when you line up to the mahogany.    ":  '   Absolutely.  all prices.  guaranteed.   ��������� All -sizes,  Come in and see them.  ee������s������o������������oee������9oaeeea������99ae oaeese������ 9omo9������mm������G������ e  It is announced that the C. P.  R. has decided .to place altars, etc.  on its Empress lines so that priests  can celebrate mass while crossing  the Atlantic. If tho same privilege is extended to all churches the  terrors-of a sea voyage will be some  what "increased. Church services  aboard ship will be much appreciated, especially by. the seasick passengers, We look for the day to  come when mass will be celebrated  on tbe C. P. Ii. transcontinental  .trains. That great road now Rip-  plies its passengers with booze,  grub, cigars, etc., and tliere is no  reason why it should not throw.in  a little salvation en route.  I.v connection with their strong  adherence to promises and to the  principle of making this glorious  province a white man's country  ;and defending . those . who work  against tho cheap labor of the  Orient, Premier Ale Bride and his  government were recently paid a  high but unintentional tribute in  England. In London when Sir  Chiules Rivers-Wilson, president  of the Grand Trunk railway, was  taking leave of the board of directors, he regretted tho difficulty of  getting cheap labor in British Columbia and ho was'.afraid that in  consequence it must be impossible  for his company' to iiriiah construction to the Pacific coast within the  limits of tho contract time. Sir  Charles'sorrowfully complained to  the directors that the government  of .'British Columbia had given but  little assistance in solving the  problem of obtaining labor, and  had most positively refused permission for.the introduction of the  yellow scabs of China and tho  wagc-cntting browniea of Japan.  Mining- Engineer's Report.  To the Directors of the Argo Mining:' and Tunnel Co.,. Greenwood. B. C.  Getlkmen' : At your request I  have made a careful examination  of the Starve Out mine and I beg  to submit the following report:    ���������  The Starve Out mine is situated  in Skylark camp near Boundary  creek, in the Greenwood Mining  Division of Yale district, British  Columbia.',  The -property consists of three  mineral claims, the " Starve Out  Fraction," the " Km press Fraction," and the "Mayflower."  ACCESSIBILITY.  The property is reached from- the  City of Greenwood by a good  wagon road and sidewalk. Part  of the property lies "within the  limits of the city. The shipping  point on the C- P. railway is about  750 feet from the mine, as the C.  P. R.' passes the west side of the  property. It is about 2000 feet  distant, opposite and higher up  than the B. C. Copper company's  smelter, and the ore. could be delivered by a bucket tram from the  portal of the tunnel.  pouarATiox,  The formation, or. country roek,  of the district is gray granites.  Tho greenstone varies iu depth.  In many places the granites are  exposed to the surface, forming  bosses.  DEVELOPMENT.  The Starve Out mine is develop  ed by this>e incline shafts, No. 1  SO feet deep : JSTo. 2, 115 feet deep,  and No. 3, 40 feet deep, following  tho veins as nearly as possible.  The property is now being tapped  by a tunnel which will strike the  ore bod}' in No. I. shaft at a distance of 340 feet and a depth of  S15 feet. No. 2 vein would be  struck by the continuation of the  tunnel a hundred feot further at a  tlepth of nearly \l00 feet, find No.  li by continuation of tunnel 300  feet at a depth of about 1,000,feet,  OKAItAC'TEUISTICS  OK VEINS.''  The three veins developed on  the property parallel each other in  an easterly and wedterly direction, pitching southerly, and No.  J and No. 2 are about 100'feet  apart, and No. 3 about 300 fe.it  from No. 2. These being struck  by the tunnel will open up an immense amount of fitopiiig ground,  where the ore can be mined and  handled cheaply.  The ore consists of native silver,  carbonates, galena, iron and copper pyrites in a quartz' gangue,  carrying high values iu gold  and silver. Bomo assays have  been taken and run as high as $90.  Pupils present every session���������  jLena Archibald, ' Leo Earnett,  'Joy Cummins, MaudieEales, Ju-  'dith J'lhosnn. Donald McAllis!e>\  Daniel McK,--.-. G.\,. V-Jl>..,d.  James Oliver, L'on \'':v-\.:'.y-, l.i-ra'X  jRedpalh, Robert Stnitn, fcso'lif-r*-  land Smith, Dick Tuvlor.  DU'ISIOK III���������M. CUNNINGHAM.  PnpiK iictiinilv attending-    - 34  A v.-iMjfe daily  attendance  31.35  Porcjatus-t* of regularity...'  V2.21  Pupils piesent every session���������  Ernest Archibald, .Jean Coles,  Kathleen Bardie, Dorothy Johnson, Francisi' Tordan, Sadie Jordan, Sam McAllister, John Mo-  Arthur. Helen McKay, Harold  McKenzte, Cecilia Mcintosh,  Etbel Pond, Muriel Redpath-,  Vera Redpath, Arthwr Kees,  Catharine Rees, Ruby Smith,Tom  Taylor.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C  Tbe Argo Mining and Tunnel Co. is organized under the  laws of B. C. with a capital stock of $125-,000l, divided into 500,-  000 shares of 23 cents.each,  non-personal liability.    The company is now engaged in running a long tnaroel under a number-  of val-crable claims adjoining tbe City, of Greenwood.'   These;  claims show valuable ore upon' the surface and if it is found at  a great depth the enterprise will .become one of. tbe richest-in  the Boundary."   There aire few better ebanees for inrestment iw  this province, an<3 the sraccess of this tunnel will make many'  rieb and Greenwood one of" tbe best mining camps in tbe west.  Investors and visitors are inritetJ to isspeet tbe  properties.  0.  OLA LOFSTADr -.    . r .    A. S. BLACK,  President. ; Secretary  9  i t.  I C"  II  J *  (t  ~'&  m Wtt  3s the best fernished1 hotel in the Koinndary  ��������� district. It is heated with-'.steam 'and1  lighted hy, electricity. '. Excellent sample* M  . rooms: The bur is always abreast.-of-the 1||  times, and meals are served .in the (jafe'-k  at any ho-nr, "day or night.     '     !'"    "--,{j|  The Windsor,Botel Co.    - E. j.'.'CcWtier,. Manager'"  Take your Kepairs to  A D. MORRISON  Grand Forks, t&e Leading  of the Boundary District  Kenointl off Liquor license.  Take Notlco- that I. James Henderson, of  Deadwood, H. C , Intend applying to- the Supor-  intendent of Provincial Ifolice, at the expiration of one month from the dato hsrsof, for ������  renewal of my hotel ltooiise. for the premises  known as the Alqoma Hotel, at Deadwood, U.C.  Dated this 14th dayof October, 1909-.  JAMES HENDEBSOX.  Greenwood, is the home for workingmen of all nations. It is  convenient to the smelter on the bill. The dining room is supplied with tasty and 'substantial food, while the bar coutains tbe  best wet goods in the market. Electric lights all -over the  Hot -and cold baths. "  premises.  ii Ola  Lofstad,   Proprietor  TmnTSter of Liquor license.  Take Notice that I intend to apply to the Board  of License Commissioners of the City of Greenwood1 at their next sitting for a transfer of tho  liquor license how held by me for the Kootenay  Hotel, sifcu&tc on Lot 1G. Block 7, Map 21, (Jjp-  per street, in the -city of Greenwood, to Angus  McDonald mid Hush MoGHItvray.  Dated this l:'th day of Oetober, 11)09.  'JMO&AS WALSH.  Kcnowiil of Liquor Iilccnrae.  Tako Notico Hint r, M. W,'Ludlow,'intend  applying to tlio Sun������rlnten<]eiit of Provincial  ���������Police at th* expiration of ows month from-the  date hereof, for a rencwiil of my hotel license  for thu pre:niso������ known as tlur Wincfsor Hotel  at   c.noro, II. O.  Duutl tliii litii day of October, 1*09.  M. W. LUDLOW.  Iteiieiral o-r Liquor Licenxo.  Takt Notice that I, Ber tliu O.Thomct, of  Midway r intend applying to theSuperlntendent  of Provincial l'olico, at the expiratioa of one  month from tho date hereof,, tor, a renewal of  my hotel license for the premised known as the  Midway Hotel, nt MUIway, U.C.  Dated tlila Utli duy of Ontoher, ISO!). r*  H&KT1IA O, THOMET.  ggaq-ceeoacoaoaageFMooofl^eeooaccoaaageeogBeawacoOTBa  Lakeview = Hotel  -r NELSON,B.C.  Employs-AM White Help and is  a home for the world at������$l a day.  N. Mallet-ie    -    -    Pbop-kietor  ft Regular monthly meetings ol  sJ^f Greenwood lofige .No*. 28,.'A. F.  f\ff* & A. M., are held on the firsl  Thursday in eaciv month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, GoT.ernrnenl  street, Greonwooch Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. IilKNIK. Siunrntury,  W.F. M.  Ittinowal of I.lvuor LIcpiuhi.  Ti'ko Notlco Ilia I, Kvan 0. Li'vris, of Bo mul*'  ary F.ilU, Intend applying to the Superintendent  of Provincial Police, at tho expiration of ono  month from tlio date hereof, for a ronowal of  my hotel luc-iisa for th" promises known as thu  Smeller Hotel nt HimiiiTnry Falls, 13. C  Dated thin Htli day of October, 10W,  .    EVAN O. LEWIS.  Item-will of Liquor Llconno.  Takn Notice that I,'Norman Luso, ef Eholt,  Intend applying to the Superintendent of Fro-  vtnrtal X'ollt-e, at tho expiration of wc. month  from tiie (Into hereof, for a runciral of my hold  il'-oji.*! for tlio premises known an tho-Noi'fcriom  Hotel fn Eholt. II 0, ' \  Datod'this Mill daytif Octolior, l!������0iT.  NOBMAN LUBE.  Greenwood Minors'  Union, No. 22, W.  F M., meets every  Saturday evening-* in Union Hall, Cop- l  per street, Greenwood, at 7:80.  Also in ball at  Mother Lode mine  Fridav evenlnpra at 7:30.  GEO. HEATHERTON,. Secretary  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O.  Is a comfortable home for- all  who travel to that city.   ������  '     COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  7 .1 e home lor all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British   Columbia.  HEHRY.   STEGE. ,'PROPR.  Mi'W^w^.  Itcnowal of Llffitor LSctiitito,  Take Notice that 1, Hmnl A. Crowull, of Midway, II, 0., Intend npplylngto tho Superinteiiil-  oiit of Provincial Police, nt tho expiration of  one month from tho datolioroof. for the renewal  of my Jiotot'Hcciiso for tho 'premises known as  Crowoll's Hotel at Midway, II. 0.  Dated this mil t\ny ol Octobnr, VM.  PAML,. A.CKOWKLL,  MINEKAL ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  S I. II. A. Mineral Claim-, situnto in theOrceii  wood MftiinR Dfvlsion of Yale 'Dfrtrlct.  Wliare-located': In Pi-ovid-nco Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, William Edward'  Mc-Arthur. Kroa Minor's Certillontu ffn It KiMTS,  Intend.slxl.v days fi-om the date hereof to ap.  ply to the Minhur Itunorrler for it Certillcnte-of  ltn|/rovonients. for 111.: purpose of ohti'luiiitf a  CrownCJrant of the nbove claim.   ���������'  And further take notice that, action, undor  section a", must, he commenced before theissu  anoo ol such Ccrtltieate of Improvements.  Dated this Jkh day of September, A. D. Won.  W.K. MS-ARTHUR.  STARKEY&Cp.  nelson,. b.c. ;.  wholesale  dealers in'  Produce   antd   Provisions  ALEX.   STEWART  EHOlT, d. c.  Dealer in Bi'tigw, Stationery and  Fancy GoodH. Prescriptions compounded with careful promptness,  Orders by mai] reedtye prompt  attention)  P^OVl^CE HOTEIt  Grand Forks/is a lar������;e three-storoy  brick ."liotol that proridos the public  with priori meals ivrii) ploasnnt rooms.  A tiow.baildiii*r, but tbe same old rates*  BMIL LARSEN Proprietor.    .  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During tlio 87 'months that Lowery1-*  Claim was on earth it did biiHinean all  over the world, It wan the most  unique, independent ond fearlomi journal erer produeed in Canada: Political  and theological eiietnioa pursued it with  the vdiiom of a. rnttleanake until the  ffovoriiment shut It, out of tho mailny  and Its editor cea.sad to publish ltf  p.-iitly on ateount of a'lazy liver and  partly.bet'AUHe it takes a pilo of money  to rim a-paper thai Ib outlawed, lhom  arc Btill 25 different cditiono of this con-  tlernned journal in print. Send tOconln  %ud got ono or |3 50 and rret the bunch:  II. T. LOWERY.  Qroopwood, p, Q,

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