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Array Vol. 'XV.  .'.U','/" , ../,  327509  GREENWOOD, B. C^ THURSDAY, MAY 27,  19C9.  No. 46  Passing Throngi  Is the best furnished hotel mthe Boundary  \    ':     district;"   It  is heated with-steam anci  ' lighted by electricity. .Excellent sample  .-rooms.   The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in "the Cafe  -     ���������  '    at any hour, day-or, night. -  McClung &_ Goodeve,   Propr's.  James Buchanan & Co's  GREENWOOD LIQUOR OO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.C.  piMMfMWMlKMWgg^.^^  PHOENIX, B. C.  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 tbe pervice of those in seareh of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks ro down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  EBSHMWira-'*^^  MBiarmBfflyffilgBffii^^  ;PHOENIX BEERr  is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing ������ Co.  . ; - ..'-' (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  ������������*scoa������i������o������ooo������������8c������s������oo������������aoe������(i^s>^8coco������������������s������s-3a������te<s������)S  Greenwood, is tho homo for workingmon of all nations. It is  convenient to the smelter on the hill. Tho dining room is sup-  o plied with tasty and substantial food, while the bar contains tho  ������ best wet goods in tho market. Electric lights all over tho  premiecs.   Hot and cold baths.  Of a Lofstad,   Proprietor  W. Powers of Rock Creek is a  visitor in the city.  Jas. Fisher of Rossland is in the  city attending court.  Sheriff Kerman of Grand Forks  is in tlie city attending court.  Murdoch McLeod of Grand Forks  spent the week in the city.  Jas Copland of Bridesville is  spending a few days in the city.  J. H. and Mrs. 'MeCutcheon spent  Victoria Day in the Gateway City.  The big tunnel is in sixty feet  and averaging about five feet a day.  Miss Minkler of Spokane is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. Robt.  Wood.  D. Whiteside, barrister, Grand  Forks, is in the city attending  court.  Mrs. Joseph Intilla died in the  hospital Tuesday morning from  appendicitis.  A". F. Eddy, customs officer at  Bridesville, was a visitor in the  city this week. ���������  J. R. Jackson and J. R. Ferguson of Midway are in the city  serving on the grand jury.  "Wm. Dinsmore and Jos. Manley  of Grand Forks are in the. city  serving on the grand jury."  John Mulhern came in from the  West Fork Monday to attend court  as a witness in the Shute case.  Karl Ilelmer and Hilda Yetter-  baum of Greenwood were married  at Colville, Wash., Tuesday.  Mrs. J. "W. Nelson went down  to Colville Tuesday to attend the  wedding of Karl Helmer and Hilda  Yetterbaum.  Alderman Dixon returne I last  week from the Jewell mine where  he had been doing the stone work  for the new mill.  J. A. Tuzo, Mark . Sinifeh and  Chas. Podvine came down from  Beaverdell SatunUy to attend the  funeral of the late Thos Curry.  . Archie "Aberdeen leaves this  week to do assessment work on  his Similkameen properties. He  will be gone about three mouths.  Saturday about noon a fire was  discovered in the old Miners' hotel  on Copper street, but was quickly  | put out by the brigade.  Tho building has been unoccupied for years..  Miners and prospectors' are reminded that they have to take out  their licenses on the last of this  month, otherwise their claims revert to the government, or their  interests to partners.  The regular monthly meeting of  the executive of tne Greenwood  Riding Conservative association  will be held in tho offices of the  Greenwood City Waterworks Co.  tomorrow, Friday evening, at 8.  Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fair aud  son, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bishow,  M������. and Mrs. H. F. Stow, Jas. S.  Birnie and D. K. Tate were a fishing party that spent Saturday and  Monday at .James lake, ancl had  good luck.  D. C. McKae shipped his stock  and will leave for Prince Rupert  this week. Mr. McRae was one  of the pioneer merchants of the  city and made many warm friends  both business and socially, who  wish him success.  Alex Robinson of Grand Forks  was in the city this week. Ho has  had a large crew of men takiug out  limber ou the North Fork-of .Kettle river all winter, and it is now  all in the smelter lake ready to bo  cut into lumber and ties.  Victoria Day was spent in various ways by tne people of Greenwood. A number took the Great  Northern train at Phoenix and  Midway for Grand Forks, others  went picuicing aud fishing, and,  as usual, tho printers worked.  Tho first trap shooting match of  the season was held Monday, and  for tho opening match very good  scores were made. Those taking  part were A. E. Briiithwaite, A.  Logan, King Rees, A. J. Logan,  H. Logan, ii. J. Sanders and J.  Li. White.  Greenwood should havo a celebration on Dominion Day. Now  that tho smelter and Mother Lode  Methodist conference. He has been  transferred to Creston by the stationing committee. Mr. Rutherford, while ir. 'Greenwood, has  endeavored, not only in the pulpit,  but in his daily example,'to make  men better. ' The Ledge does not  know whether he preaches big or  little, long or short sermons, but it  does kn,ow that he is a gentleman  and/a good citizen, the non-theological essentials of a Christian.  Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McArth inane! family spent Saturday and  Monday camping aud fishing on  the Kettle river between Torodo  and Ingriin creeks. The largest  fish caught was landed by Charley.  It was about fourteen inches in  length. -Mr. :>lcArthur also visited  the Mills ranch, just across the international line from Midway. Mr.  Mills has a large dairy and has  the best herd of Holsteins in the  State of Washington. lie also  handles thoroughbred horses and  swine, and has the best equipped  ranch in tho interior for housing  and feeding stock.  When iu Nclsoir drop into the  White House.Cafe, next to the  postoffico. ' Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all white help.  FOUND. GUILTY  The  Newmans  Will Have  '   Leisure for Repentance.  SHUTE DIDN'T SHOW UP  Presentment of the Grand  Jury���������McNeice Found  '���������   , Not Guilty.  have  a big  are closed for a short time,  the  residents   of   tho   city   will  ainplo time to prepare for  celebration and entertain their visitors when they eouio.  Win. Morton, who went up the  West Fork a couple of weeks ago  to work on his claims near Carmi,  was brought down on Saturday's  stage suffering from appendicitis.  He wont to Spokane for'treatment.  Kg has been in hard luck lately,  having lost his left arm in a initio  explosion last fall and was in the  hospital for six months.  Rev. F. J. Rutherford returned  last Saturday from attending tho  Death of a Pioneer.  Friday last Thomas Curry, one  of the pioneers of the district,  dropped dead- near Beaverdell  while going from his cabin to a  claim on which he was working.  The body was brought to Greenwood Saturday, by Mark Smith and  Chas Podvine. The funeral took  place Monday morning from T. M.  Gully & Co's undertaking parlors  to the Roman Catholic church,  where mass was celebrated ancl  the interment in Greeuwoed cemetery. The pallbearers were C. S.  McRae, J. W. Nelson, Jos. P.  Kelly, J. A. Tuzo, Mark Smith  and Chas Podvine.  Deceased spent his early days in  Boston, Mass., and in the early  seventies came to San Francisco  where ho worked for a time at the  butcher business' and came north  to Montana, and -from Montana to  B. C. He worked placer ground  on Rock crepk for a time, and afterwards was employed by the late  Judge Haynes until tho Granite  creek excitement, where he made  some money on Discovery. From  Granite creek he aud Jas. Copland  came to Camp McKinney aud located the Bay State mineral claim.  After leaving McKinney he entered  into paitncrship, with Jas Haddington in the hotel business at  Rock Creek in. the place now"occupied by H. S. Pittendrigh. Iu  the early nineties he located claims  on the West Fork, and has since  then been developing his properties in that district.  Deceased was 09 years of age und  was of a quiet, kindly disposition  that makes friends, and he had  many in B. C. He had intended  going East this fall to visit his  relatives, but like many other of  the old-time Westerners he put off  the visit too long.  We Jest in Earnest.  To earn our daily bread we must  brood over a. subject, lay an editorial and cackle about in these  columns. We do not know it ail.  Perhaps you, know more about it  than wo do. Take a chance at it  anyway���������and write us about it.  This thing of spilling one-sided  conversation out of a typewriter is  blind work. If we cannot lead  public opinion we can at least hold  on to its tail. But how can we if  we do not know what tho public's  opinion is? No man knows. The  public itself doos not know. In  many ways tho public���������this great  human herd so seriously playing  at blind man's bluff���������is feminino  in its characteristics. Its mind  works not logically, but by mysterious crosscut of thought that no  man can gauge. It changes its  mind over night. It is led astray  by a toy ; cannot be pried from its  course with a crowbar. >  You are the public���������several  hundred of yon. Won't you come  in . and introduca yourself���������by  mail? We want to know what  you think.  Is there any subject about which  you would like to have your supply of wisdom half-soled? Tell us  and we will tell you. Knowledge  of all kinds constantly on tup.  What wo don't know wo will try  to find out. If you like the mix  ture of black marks on this paper,  hay so. If you don't, say so. Is  there anything you want us to  write about? Such as the pleasures  of being czar, a sure cure for automobile punctures, or how to make  two hairs grow where one used to  grow ? You aro cordially invited  to increaso tho circulation in the  editor's brain, of this journal and  of ������2 bills.-Ex..  Tho Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson havo in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and Brooked between  tho wheat country;; and tho blue  Pacific, : --.->:  The assizi court opened Greenwood Tuesday morning at 11, His  Lordship, Mr. Justice Morrison  presiding. Following are the  grand jurors: W. L. C. Gordon  (foreman), J. N. Paton, J. T.  Beattie, H. F. Stow, W. F. Proctor, J. R. Jackson, E. W. Bishop,  n. 0. Cummins, J. AV. Main, J.  R. Ferguson, Jos. Manley, W. J  Stewart, and Wm. Deufmore.  In Records vs. Fuller, for a  declaration that the plaintiff is the  owner of one-fortieth of the Bay  Fractional mineral claim. For an  order that the plaintiff deliver 1-40  part of the capital stock of the Bay  Gold Miuing Co., Ltd., and judgment for costs in this action.  Judgment accordingly. J. P. McLeod for plaintiff.  The grand jury brought in true  bills as follows:  . Rex.   vs.   Ernest. A.   Shute, for  assaulting a peace officer.  Rex. vs. David McBride.  Rex vs. Alex. McNeice, for carrying an offensive weapon.  Rex. vs. William and Cleve  Newman, for robbery.  The civil list was is as follows:  Fuller vs. Hall���������Specific performance of agreement, and for an  injunction.  A. D. McKenzie vs. Phoenix  Steam Laundry���������Salary as manager, $000.  Eliso Wennrud vs. Silvert Dahl.  To have an account taken of partnership dealings, and to have the  affairs of the partnership wound  up.       -  , James Fioher vs. David T. Ham  et al���������Damage to bcassessed.  Banbury vs. Lord���������Registrar to  assess damages.  The first case tried was Rex vs.  William aud Cleve Newman for  robbery at Bridesville. H. A.  Maclean, deputy attorney-general,  prosecuted, and J. D. Spence defended. The jurors were narry  Sehafer (1'oremon), John Meyer,  Geo. Swayne, Wm. McBride, F.  Ruckle, John Laugton, R. G. Har-  greaves, Geo. Paterson, Wm. Wilson, Sam Tees, Murdoch McLeod,  and J. Fletcher. The evidence in  this case was all taken Tuesday  afternoon and a verdict of "guilty"  returned at S:30.  '" They were each sentenced to 20  years in the penitentiary.  Wednesday morning was taken  up with case of Rex vs. McNeice  for carrying offensive weapons.  H. A. Maclean appeared for the  crown and D. Woodside for the  defence.    Verdict, uot guilty.  ntnsnxTjrKXT of guano jury.  To the Honorable Mr. Justice Morrison, Presiding Judge of Assize :  May it please your Lordship.���������  Tho grand jury desire to give you  a cordial welcome to Greenwood.  In accordance with your instructions we havo visited tho various  institutions of a public character  iu the district and find them all in  a satisfactory condition with the  following exceptions, to which wc  wish 'to draw attention :  There should'undoubtedly be an  electric (ire alarm box in the hospital building, as the nearest box at  present is at a very considerable  distance therefrom.  As regards the school, tho water  closets are dark, in au unsatisfactory condition, and require more  regular, supervision. Further, the  drop of tho fire escape seems rather  high for children. Tho building is  only heated by stoves and steam  heating \vould be preferable as regards safety. This has been before  suggested by a grand jury.  As regards the provincial j iii,  bettor protection for windows on  the east side and for tho door on  the corridor should be provided.  We recommend that the inspection of all milk for public sale, and  of tho sources from whence it  comes, should bo rigidly carried  out. -  Wo IHievo that some form of  inspection of liquor sold on licensed  premises should be provided, if not  already in existence, and carried  out.  We desire.to express our satisfaction nt the present efficiency of  the provincial police forco in this  district-.    "'  All of which is respectfully submitted.       W. L. O. Gordon,  Foreman of Grand Jury,    .  For self and follow?.  Rex vs. McBride���������Carrying offensive, weapons with the purpose  of disturbing the peace. This case  was tried before nis Honor Judge  Brown, the deputy attorney-general prosecuting and J. P. McLeod  defending. The evidence was very  conflicting. His lionor placed the  defendant under personal bonds of  $1,000 to keep the p^ace.  The civil list is being tried as  we go to press.  Now that May Jfilh is pa-t, it is  up to somebody to give us another  date for the commencement of  track-laying. It is always advisable to have something to look  forward to, you know. Barring  all last year's dates, we have had  this year March 1st, March loth,  April 1st and May 15th. Now,  somebody    suggests    "after   high  water," but that's too indefinite.  If they would only tell us frankly  that "it will be a dam cold .day  when they begin" wo could then,  like the Swede "tank that will be  in Yanuary.���������Hedley Gazette.  ������a������������������������������*������ StG������e������09QWQQ&90������i  I Western Float  i ������������������s������������������������s������������������e������������������ffi@e������������8e*a������  , The White  son is next to  House Cafe in Nel-  the postoffice, right  in the heart of the city and is  noted for its excellent coffee and  shrot orders. Visitors to the city  should uot fail to drop in and have  a meal cooked by white labor.  A special bylaw will be submitted  to the ratepayers of New Westmiu-  ster to enable the council to make  a grant for advertising purposes to  the board of trade.  A Masonic lodge is  t uted at Princeton.  to  be insti-  The' Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made in  Nelson.  Two young ladies, the daughters  of Thos. Butters of Lumby, had a  miraculous escape from death last  Saturday". They were driving over  an old bridge just outside the city  when the horses began suddenly to  back up in fright at an automobile, ancl backed the whole outfit  over the ravine, and the occupants  fell a distance of from fifteen to  twenty feet. The girls escaped  without the slightest injury,  though one of the horses had its  back broken." For a time one of  the_ girls was ^.-pinned, down by a  whillletree- which was stretched  across'her throat. The other was  hurled through the branches of a  tree.���������Kelowna Courier.  Coming of the Sparrow.  A suna.ll colouy of English sparrows have pre-empted a. lodgment  over the door of cue of the store  rooms ou the ground floor of the  Peerless hotel. This is the first  season they have appeared here,  and where they came from is a  mystery. The English f-parrow is  a demonstrative, aggressive, pugnacious, loud-mouthed bird, nis  chatter is ceaseless, while he constantly struts around with a chip  on his shoulder, searching for and  inviting trouble. Small as he is,  he is a feathered pirate, aud drives  out other birds from the neighborhood he claims as a preserve. He  multiplies with great rapidity, and  in the course of time becomes a  great nuisance.���������Oroville Gazette.  The Smallest Bill.  A conductor on a Groat Northern train running out of Spokane  had such a rush of business from  passengers who had neglected to  purchase tickets that he had difficulty in keeping himself supplied  with small change. Many persons  had tendered such largo bills that  his change was just out. At Rex-  ford a woman carrying a tiny infant boarded the train. She wtf  going ouly a short distance and as  the conductor approached her for  her fare she tendered a $5 bill.  " Is this tho smallest you have,  madam?" queried the conductor,  fearing' another stringency in  change.  Tho woman looked at the conductor and then at her baby, and  made this surprising repiy :  " Yes, I have been married only  twelve months."  That longevity is deserving of  reward in China is proved by the  following imperial edict from Peking: The sons of those people  who aro over 70 years of age are  to be exempted from service of the  government, the brevet button of  the ninth rank is to be given to  those who are over SO years of ago,  the brevet button of the eight rank  is to be given to those who arc  over 90 years of nge, the brevet  button of the seventh rank to those  over 100, the brevet button ofthe  .sixth rank to those who are 120,  and monuments are also to be  erected for those who are 100 yours  of age ancl over.  Wlddowson, Assayor, Nelson, B, C.  If the hearer has not the faculty  of comprehending the sermon, expect not the vigor of genius in the  preacher. Give a scope to the field  of inclination, that the orator may  have room to strike the ball of  eloquence oyer it. "  Wlddowson, Assayer, Ncleon, B. C.  Julius NickIoii3 had his ankle  badly .crushed last week while  moving a planer for the Elk River  Lumber company at Fernie.  The corner stone for the new  Methodist church at Fernie was  laid last Monday by the Rev. Geo.  Dean of Victoria.  Tho Fernie Free Press reports a  shortage of prisoners in the city-'  jail, but says this could be remedied by the police roping a number of able-bodied -non-producers  in that town.  The Imperial Bank building at  New Michel is finished and ready  for occupation.  Jurors in the State of Washington must now be both electors., and  taxpayers.  The sawmill at Synarep, Wash.,  was burned last week.  Phillips, who shot Rawl Seibert  at Okanagan Ferry last July, has  been arrested iu Victoria.  The Nqble Five mine in the'Slo^  can wijl shortly resume operations.  The property was one of the big  shippers in the early daysj arid is'  owned by Lieutenant-Governor  Dunsmuir.  On the 10th and  11th of May 14  inches  of snow fell, at Cor bin, B.,  C, the new coal town near Crow's  Nest   lake,   named   after   D.   C.  Corbin.  The provincial  government has -  granted   ������500   to   tho Revelstoke  Mountaineering club.  Ivar Sutherland was drowned in  the Columbia river south off Revelstoke last week. He fell of a log  jam.  The C.   P.   R.  Banff hotel haa    '���������  opened for tho summer.  A party of miners made a cleanup of 81,200 in gold last winter at  the Consolidated mine in the Big  Beud.  The New Republic mine at Republic, Wa^h., is now the largest  gold producer in the state.  British companies- will- spend  $13,000,000 in developing mining  properties iu the Slate of Washington.  Dr. Proctor, chief surgeon of tho  Pacific divison of the C. P. R., has  inaugurated a system of placing a  tin case of first aid materials in  the conductor's van of every passenger train. Tbe outfit includes .  tourniquets, morphine and strych-  uine tablets and dressings for  wounds. In order that train crews  should know how to make use of  these materials arrangements have "  been made for periodical lessons or  instructions for railway men.  The annual round-up of cattle  for the Lower Similkameen was  held at 0.-=oyoos last week and  about 1200 cut out and taken up  the valley to the summer ranges  above Penticton. The remainder  will betaken up the valley later in  the season. Cattle men s*y that  the number of calves among tbe  range cattle this year is very  small.���������Keremeos Chronicle.  Frank Sherwood, TJ. S. deputy  collector of customs at Ferry, will  be stationed at Seattle during the  A. Y. P. exposition.  Oroville will c*elebrate the Fourth  of July. One of the attractions  will be a baseball tournament.  Railway construction between  Oroville aud Brewster, Wash.,  will be commenced this summer,  says the Oroville Gazette.  The Similkameen river is commencing to get busy. Exception'  ally high water  is expected  this  season.  Tho Regina locropso team are  just about two thousand miles distant from the championship.  Rupert Btilnier will  be the delegate from Rossland  union  to the.  annual convention of the  W. F.  M. at Denver.  Moyie will celebrate Dominion  Dav~''���������'���������������������������'���������'- ���������  Where once it was SUoO, South  African scrip is now listed on the  Vanoon tier stock exchange at $550,  and $51)0 asked.  Charles C. Pilkey of Vernon,  who last year operated a steamer  on Long lake, has assigned for tho  beuelif! of his creditors.  Thp Similkameen Star says that  a cow owned\by a lYineotouian is  performing very sati.-factorily tho  duties of a fciBter mother to four  Iambi?.  The provincial government will  Hiipply wire fencing material to ro-  plac-cjthe many miles destroyed in  the recent calamitous bush hie between Enderby ami Mara.';-'  , R. J. Daviefl, foimcrly o^ Vernon, died in London, England,  April 7th. Peceaped was a brother-  in-law of Henry Nicholson of Camp  iMc Kinney. THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  He Tells What Was the Matter  With His Friend Taylor.  JOEL  HAD   MANY   TROUBLES.  According to Spooner, He Is, Now  Drawing Long Breaths of Relief In  Another Land���������The Kind of a Widow  Not to Marry.  LCopyrleht, 190S, by T. C. McClure.]  ������ ^^EXTLEMBN," said Deacon  Spooner us the usual crowd  bud assembled at Snyder's  grocery for the mail lo arrive and be distributed, "1 learned late  this afternoon that our friend and  neighbor. Joel Taylor, had disappeared  from his homo, with strong suspicions  that be had precipitated himself into  the mill pond In search of peace and  rest.   1 presume all others of you have  took n notion that ho had jiniudice,  and she brewed another decoction for  that. Then she decided that his shortness of breath came from the asthma, i  and she started iu to cure It. Nothing !  whatever ailed Joel but too much boss-'  ing. It was his grief and humiliation  over it. Any man would have got  thin and peaked with his feelings to  carry around.  "You all remember that we had a  circus visit this town two years ago.'  Joel made up his mind to go and sec  the elephant.    His wife forbade him  to, and on that day he was set to hoeing  corn.    He   ran   away  from   his  work, and she followed and took him  out of the tent.    I  think he had do- ]  terminer]   on   that  day   to   break   the'  shackles at any cost, but, alas, it was j  too late.   His wife brought the rolling |  pin into play, aud  he was a licked '���������  man.    It was a day or two after that  lie came to ine and wanted to know  If a man could swallow enough plug  tobacco to kill himself.    I could not  tell him, and the sigh he heaved when  he turned away rings In my years yet.  IIo  was  thinking  of suicide at  that  very time.  "Just what happened today to drive  Joel Into Hie mill pond I can't say, but  I know that about three mouths ago  his wife made up lier mind that he had  a tapeworm and began doctoring him  for it. She cooked up a compound of  tar and 'lasses and vinegar and burdock, and the number of closes a day  was eight. She said she'd lay out that  tapeworm or kill Joel, aud she had  kept her word. Of course there was  no tapeworm. It was just remorse on  Joel's part lo think he' hadn't taken  our advice. The remedy was kept in  a bottle on the clock shelf, ancl eight  times a day lie had to walk up and  take it. If he dodged a dose he had!  to take two next time.  Felt Sorry For Him.  "Threo   days   ago   as   1   was   going  past the house I saw him out behind1  the  smokehouse   wiping   his   weeping j  j eyes.   I felt to pity him, but passed on. j  j 1 knew that the time had passed when  | he could stand up aud assert his rights,!  UNRULY  SPIRITS.  The  Ital  Story That Comes From  About a Haunted House.  Italy is steadily producing the champion "spirit" yarns of the decade. Thi  following comes from Ancotia and i;  given in the language of two brothei  lawyers, the sous of Siguor Marraclnl,  public profiecutor:  '���������Since several days the strangest  events have been taking place in our  house. Last night we heard repeated  knockings and the moving of furniture  In uninhabited rooms, flurrying thither, we heard a rustling and nothing  more. Meanwhile there was a curious  disturbance in the electric wires, and  all the bells in the house began 'to  ring, making a horrible din. Believing  that the wires had somehow got into  contact, we had the whole installation  examined by a competent person, but  everything was in order. But the most  remarkable thing was the discovery of  jots of water springing from the walls  and almost Hooding the floors. '1 nose  were seen not only by us, but by oilier  persons ns well. Shortly afterward  we were In Hie dining room when wc  saw milk coming up through the floor.  We reported Hie matter lo some workmen, who examined the walls, broke'  up the floors, raising the blocks, but  they did uot nnd the least trace or  milk, water or tiny other Ihpiid.  "Still the prodigies were not finished,  as was shown by the appearance in the  dining room of a cup filled with milk.  One of us who happened to be close to  the spot on the floor where the cup appeared drew a little nearer and saw a  cup or coffee and milk arrive. Our father  then cried jokingly: 'Coffee and  Do Not Dose  With Purgatives  A Tonic is AH You Need  Not exactly sick���������but   not   feeling  quite well.   That's the way most people feel in the' spring.    Easily tired,  appetite fickle, sometimes   headaches  nnd a feeling of depression. . Perhaps  pimples or eruptions may appear on  the skin, or there may be twiiigcs of  rheumatism or neuralgia. Any ol them  indicate that the blood is out of order;  that the indoor life of winter has left  its mark upon you   and   may   easily  develop  into  more'serious     trouble.  Don't dose yourself  with purgatives,  a-s many people foolishly do, in the  hope   that you  can   put  your  blood  right.    Purgatives gallop through'tho  system and weaken instead of giving  strength.    What you  need  in spring  is a tonic that will make now blood  and  build  up  the nerves.    Dr. "Williams' Pink Pills is the one medicine  that can do this speedily, safely and  surely.    Every dose of this medicine"  helps to make new blood, which clears  the  skin,  strengthens   the   appetite,  and makes tired, depressed men ancl  women    bright,   active   and   strong.  Miss Mary 0. A.ver, Ward Brook, N.S.,  says:���������"T cannot speak too highly in  favor of Ur. Williams' Pink Pills.    J  was  weak  and  run  clown   and qnito  unable to work.  I often had headaches  and my appetite was poor.   I began  Inking Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills and  in a short time there was a marked  improvement, and to-day I am in hot-  j ter health than T have been for years."  Sold by all medicine dealers or by  mail at 150 cents a box or six boxes  milk?    Bah!    1  should  prefer  wine.'j fo-   $2.50  from    The    Dr.   Williams'  Shortly afterward, while the table was! Medicine Co., lirockville, Ont.  being cleared, we saw a liquid running j   from the walls.   It was wine.   A little!       Never Since the  World   Began  while ago a pear appeared, and then      They   were talking   of the strange  we recalled that our sister had asked i sights to be seen in a great city and  and if the wife had seen me talking to:  sue followed and  took  him oct of ! biin 'st would have only made matters  worse for the victim.  "Gentlemen, we aro to meet here at  S o'clock in the morning to drag the  mill pond. It is a sorrowful mission  wo have. We shall find the mortal remains of Joel Taylor among the old  boots and shoes and rusty pans that  have found their way (here for the last  (on years. Ho may have stuffed stones  I in his pockets lo make a surer job of  it, or he may have hung to a log after  he found himself on the bottom. In  either case he will be found. When  we have got him ashore and turned on  his back we will look into his face.  We shall there lind a smile of peace.  No more bossjng���������no more dosing. lie j  is free at last. It will be our duty as  men aud neighbors to follow his remains to the graveyard and hear the  dirt fall upon his codin, and that will  bo the end for us���������that is, it will be  the end of Joel Taylor. But we who  live on will still havo another duty.  It will be to warn mankind that there  are various kinds of widow women,  and ho who marries one of tlie wrong  kind will find that she will sting like  a hornet aud bite like an adder."  M. QUAD.  THE TEST.  heard the same thing and are aware  of the fact that in the morning the  pond is to be dragged for the body.  "There may be some among you that  think Joel has taken a skip and is still  alive, but I am not of the number.  Tliere is no doubt in my mind that we  shall tisli him out of tho water and  that his face will wear the same pitiful expression that wo have seen resting there for the past five years.  "The question among us is why Joel  should want to die, and it is a question that most of us can answer to  our own satisfaction. He has simply  got tired of life. He could look back  for five years nnd see nothing but  ashes. When he looked ahead into  the future ho could not see that it held  anything for him. He lias been gathered to his fathers, and, according to  my way of thinking, he is now drawing long breaths of relief in that other \  land. I  "Gentlemen,   what  was   the   matter J  with Joel Taylor?   Why didn't he go j  around whistling 'Yankee Doodle' and '  . feeling that this was a good old world I  to  live  in?    The  answer  is  not far  away.   He married the wrong woman.  Some of us who knew what he was  planning to do argued aud rastled with  him. but it did no good.   Joel would  lend a plow, a hoe or a shovel as quick  as any man on earth, aud he was honest from head to heel, but at Hie same  time he was sot in his ways.   I hain't  saying that it wasn't the right thing  for him to fall in love with and marry  a widow, but what I'm contending is  that there are several kinds of widows, and he ought to have taken advice.   If he had married one who had  been a widow "only a year or so, with  the  tears of grief still in  her eyes,  he'd have been alive and happy today.  "What "sort of a'���������widow did be marry?   I'm not going to say anything particular agin her.    I'm jest saying that  she  had  been  a. widow  and   bossed  things for leven years.    She bad got  the bossing business down fine.   Even  the ducks  and   roosters  around   her  place would jump at her call.    Joel  had come u,p by himself Without any  bossing, and he was one that couldn't  take kindly to it.   And he didn't know  womankind.    He  thought every man  was  an  oak and  that every woman  was a vine that wanted to cliug to him  and ask nothing better than to have a  master.  "Well, as I said, it was no use to argue with him.   He was sot and  went  ahead, and most of us here know what  begun to happen almost at once.   Tho  widow had a farm, and she didn't turn  It over to hi in.   No, sir.   She kept it  right in her own name.   She told him  she was perfectly able to boss that and  his, too, and she went ahead and did  it.    Joel   hadn't   been   married   three  months-when   his   day's   work   was  planned out for him. He couldn't buy  nor sell without his wife's consent. If j  ho got roosted on tho fence to chin J  with a tin peddler or a lightning rod j  man, he'd hardly get his iuouth open  before down would come the wife to I  hustle him back to work. j  Occasions Wlion Joel Rebelled.        I  . "I know there were occasions when J  Joel  rebelled,  same as any  mau  of '  spirit,  but  rebellion  was  crushed  almost in   tho  bud.    Ills  wife bad  a  way of looking at him that set his  knees to wabbling. If he still held out  she starved him into submission.   I've  known him to live for four days ou  raw turnips  before  he gave in,  but  knuckle ho had to.   There was evenings when wc used lo see him here.  He'd slip in with a jug or a can for  Masses or kerosene, nnd If lie couldn't  bo waited on right away he was In a  sweat.   No matter how good n story  anybody was telling, he never dared  to stop nnd listen.   On five or six different occasions when ho had stayed  a minute over his time his wife appeared at the door and beckoned him  out and took him by the ear and Jed  hhn home.   Tho next day he got nothing to cat as a punishment.  "As if this bossing business was not  bad enough for a man who Imagined  ho was a sturdy oak and capable of  supporting a dozen clinging vlucs, the  wife was a woman of fads. She took  it into her bend that ho bad liver complaint, and for two straight years sho  made him take four doses a duy of a  compound she had prepared. There  was no escaping it. Ho had to walk  uo to the rack and dose.   Thou she  at table for a pear, but was refused,  as she had already eaten enough fruit.  The pear was on a dish, which was  locked away iu the glass sideboard.  When the latter was opened the pear  was no longer there.  "We then thought that some mysterious mediuinislic force might be exorcised by our sister, so we watched  her every movement carefully and followed the child when she rose from  the table. When she passed close to a  bookshelf where tliere were two volumes on spiritualism, one of the books  was raised in the. ah* as though by  some supernatural force. It hit the  girl several times ou the shoulders,  then danced for a few moments in the  air ancl was then clapped against the  wall at the very spot whence the milk  had issued."���������Chicago News.  one man paid his tribute to New  York. "I don't believe one of you  could think of any com hi nation of  circumstances that, hasn't at .some  time occurred on the streets tliere,"  he said.  "I   reckon   I   know   of   one  never occurred  Fowlo.  "What's   that?  curiously.  "I guess," said Hiram slowly,  "that you've never seen nor never  v ill see a brass baud going in one  direction an' the heft of the folks  gcing the other."  there,"   said    Hiram  asked    flic    other  ONE HAT, ONE LIFE.  In   Papua the   Fashions  Last a  Person's  Lifetime.  Papua   is  ' fast   altering,   in   these  days   of  settlement" ancl   plantation,  which bid fair to make of Australia's  wonderful South  Ssa  colony  a  rival  to Borneo or the Malay States���������especially as the rich ' and valuable Papuan lands are being offered practically without rent to any one who has  capital  enough  to  work 'them.    But  still there is much of the country unknown, ancl a great deal that is remarkable for the quaintest of savage  customs. Guama, in Western Papua,  has a tribe of natives who live' and  die  in their  hats and  in  little else.  These hats are of plaited fibre, very  large, conical shaped,  and much resembling   the   Chinaman's   headgear  on   the   well-known    willow   pattern  plate of  the  nursery.    They  are  securely   fastened   to   tho   head   with  masses  of thick,  stiff  clay,   ancl  (so  far as is known) are never removed at  all.    Strange   to    say,    the   sex   that  clings  so obstinately to the matinee  hat in civilized lands is not the one  that   decorates   itself   with   the   permanent liat  of  Gaimn,  the  men  reserving this distinction to themselves.  The  enormous  rivers  watering  the  rich  lands of  Papua -aro very  swift,  mid  even   the amphibious  native  at  times  finds  it  hard  to  cross  safely.  A curious sight was soon recently by  a   magistrate   on   patrol   duty.    Five  men   carrying   large   wooden   warrior  shields  wished  to "cross a very wide  and   rapid   river   in   high   flood,   a  stream   that   no   white   man   would  have   ventured   into.    Tho   ingenious  Papuans put nil their goods on a raft,  flung their shields in The stream, and  bestriding   the   shields   like   mermen  riding on dolphins, worked their way  across    the    torrent   with    powerful  strokes of the legs, driving the raft,  the goods, and  the Government official in  front of them.    The Papuan  does   not  stop   at devices   as  simple  as this.   Tn many parts of the country   he   builds    excellent   suspension  bridges   of   strong   fibrous   creeper,  hundreds   of   feet   long,   and   spans  great  rivers    and . gorges    by   their  means.   White carpenters are now at  work in the dw'.ricts round the capr-  ( till,  Port Moresby,  bridging the riv-  that's' ers tnilt lie closc to tllG i'nP������rtant  rubber and coffee, plantations 'with  the ordinary material of civilization,  but the Papuan,' looking on at these  new-fashioned ideas, declines scornfully to learn ffom them, and re-'  turns contentedly to his ancient engineering of "bushrope" and stick.'  scratch  . U. insuring yourself .against the danger  of - blood-poisoning, festering, or inflammation. As soon as you sustain an injury  ���������a scratch from barbed wire, a cut, a  burn, a bruise���������put on a little Zam-Buk,  and then don't worry! Zam-Buk kills the  disease germs, which, entering wounds, set  ' up festering, etc. Mot only so, but Zam-Buk  stimulates the cells to rapid action, and  In this way builds up healthy skin very  quickly; also, it eases pain and smarting.  You have ease, insurance against blood-  roisoning, and rapid healing���������only Zam-Buk  ccnibines the three I   Try'it I   ���������   j   Mr. Alf, Hy. Orth, of Shipley (Ont.). says :-" While at work recently I had  the misfortune to run a rusty wire nail under my thumb nail, to the depth ot  about one and a half inches. The. pain was terrible, and what I feared was that  the nail, being so dirty and rusty, would set up festering and blood-poisoning.  I knew, from previous experience, how-good Zam-Buk was. so I cleaned tho  wound, melted a little of the balm, and ran it into the wound. The result was  wonderful. It soothed the pain, and the thumb actually did not swell. Zam-Uuk  kept away nil inflammation. I was able to go on with my work all the time, and  in a few days tho thumb was as good as ever. * ��������� .   ' ���������  ulcers, soalitt,  baa  into  Zam-Buk cures cuts, hums, bruises, sprains, files, lettering sorfs.ulce  blood-noiwnin*, eczema, varicose   ulcers, Prairie  itch. ,''������!'^,������"*r,ff������.'f;'  HIM,  ���������sores, bad  Rubbed well  lei, disrated ankles, and all other slim diseases and injuries.    -���������-,---      . .  the Parln affected, it cures neuralgia, rheumatism, and ������������������<������������.   *11 ������'"'%''?������'*  Stores sell at Ate. box, three for 8/.2-J. or Pout free from Zam-Buk Co.. Toronto, for Price.  &  "Got a match ou yer, old sport?"-  Ally Sloper.  Her Cake.  "Here are some dead flies in youi  cake/dear."  "Is that so? Wonder bow in the  world they got in it?"  "I don't know, dear, but I can guesH  What killed 'em."-Yonkers Statesman.  Penalizing  Night Buyers.  By a special order of the ministry of  tlio interior persons who ring the night  bell at the chemist's between 10 o'clock  at night aud C o'clock in the morning  will have to pay a tax of 50 hellers  (fivepence) in additiou to the cost of  the medicine or other articles they  wish to obtain. The object of the order is not to increase the chemists' receipts uor to burden the public with  auy new taxes, but merely to induce  the public to get mediciuos and drugs  during the hours the shops are open-  that is, from 7 a. m. to D p. m.  In urgent cases the fivepence will not  be charged, the physiclau marking the  prescription E. N. (Expedills nocturna).  The chemists have agreed to allow the  assistants ou night duty to keep the  moneys received from the new tux as  some reimbursement for their extra  labor.���������Vienna Dispatch to Pall Mall  Gazette.  Costly Royal Funerals.  Some foreign papers have been discussing the cost of the recent funeral  of King Carlos and the crown prince  of Portugal, incidentally, recalling the  reported outlay on other royal obsequies. Tit-Bits says that no modern  ruler has been buried at the cost of  Alexander the Great, at whose funeral  $5,000,000 was spent, part of the money going toward providing a solid gold  coffin for the dead ruler. Emperor  William of .'Germany was buried at a  cost of $125,000, and the last rites of  the Grand Duke Nicholas used up  about $200,000. At the funeral of President Carnot $30,000 was spent on  flowers alone. When the Duke of Wellington was laid to rest in 1852, $330,-  000 was spent, giving him what has  been described as the most splendid  funeral of the nineteenth century.  Tho  Folly of  Laughing  -\t times 'tis rankest folly to  Display a smile or p'on a grin;  For instance, who dares to laugh the j London  time  j Sang With  Patti.'  In a small top back room over a  newspaper shop in Charlotte street,  Fitzroy Square, lives an old operatic  singer who more than once has sung  with  Mine. Patti at Covent Garden,  That dad,  while  shaving,  cuts his !  chin? I  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  Good Time  In an Irish daily paper there recently-appeared this advertisement:  "Vnnt-d���������A gentleman to undertake Hie sale of a patent medicine;  the advertiser guarantees it will be  piofitable lo the undertaker."  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  Now is the time to start training for  that annual wrestle with the oleander.  And a clcnilbeat will continue to be  one until he dies.  A Safe Pi!.I for Sirffsrers.���������There aro  pills that violently purge and fill the  stomach and intestines with pain.  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are mild  and effective. They are purely vegetable, no mineral purgative entering  into their composition and '{heir effect is soothing and beneficial. Try,  them ancl be convinced. Thousands  can attest .their-great' curative qualities,   because   thousands   owe   their  A quarter of a century ago Signor  Kia was frequently seen in many  leading operatic roles, but of late  years things have been going from  bad to worse with the old man, and  much against his pride he recently  wrote to August van Biene, of "Broken Melody" fame, asking for assistance in his distress.  The old man a few days ago, speaking with difl'rculty, told of the result  of his appeal, an appeal which Mrs.  van Biene described as "heartbreaking."  "Until Wednesday,"- he said. "I  hadn't any fire this winter, but he  (Mr. van Biene) and his wife came  as f.ngels and be said: How are you,  old friend?' The fire you sec in the  grate was given by them.  "I am now 6-1 years old," he went  on, "and when T was a boy of 16 I  fought with Garibaldi. I started life  as a journalist, but used to sing at  benefit concerts, and made my debut  at   Assises  in   'Favorita.'"  This year Signor Iiia has had only  four engagements���������to sing at "smoking" concerts.  The G.O.M. of Art.  A wonderful Punch record is that  held by Sir John Tenniel, the famous  cartoonist, who, on the 28th of February, entered upon his ninetieth  year.    For over forty years his car-  "I    always    serve  M(  Perfe  ooney s l-'erfection  Cream   Sodas  with  Welsh   Rarebit,. .  Creamed Oysters, and  most everything I make  in the chafing dish.   I  can always depend on  Moohey's Biscuit,  being fresh  and   crisp.  And they    __  taste so good."  -^v-?^..  THE MOONEY BISCUIT & CANDY CO.  LIMITED.  Stratford, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sydney,   K������"  Winnipeg. Calgary, Vancouvor.  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Not Their Tariff.  first Crook-Aw, say! We won't  get in on this deal they're makiug so  much fuss about.  Second Dltto-What's that?  First Crook���������A chance at free steal.  ���������Baltimore American.   "Passing the   Hat."  til?.-) fii  i������ll������tf  III!������������  iwssasj  0M������  New Flags.  The professional flag maker was  asked what becomes of all the old flags  when a new star, representing a new  state, must he placed in the union.  "The cheap printed Hags," he replied,  "are almost a total losia. Of course we  keep track of legislation us.well as we  can and anticipate to a large degree  the dawning of the new Btar, while  wo work off old stock as fast as possible. In cxpeLSlve Hags we cut out the  stars and arrange them, with the addition of the new one. In a new union,  according to designs made by congress  or the war department. The stripes of  course never chiingo. Personally I  should like to see the union reformed.  Why not our natloual emblem, the eagle, In the center, surrounded by all  the stars In one, two or three circles?"  ���������New York Press.  Emotional Insanity.'  A say young Parisian, Do Lalne,  Long courted an heiress In vain.  When he said, "Now or nlverl"  Sho answered, "Au riverl"  Bo  he promptly,  of course,  went la  Seine.  '���������Judge.  Ho Had.  Walter���������Haven't you forgotten something, sor?  Diner-Great Scott, yes! My wife>  told me to water the pluuts while bus is  away.���������New York Sun.  appearance that during the whole of  this long period Punch only appeared  thirteen times without' a cartoon  bearing the well-known monogram.  "I got. my subject on Wednesday  night," once said Sir John, when  describing his work, "thought it. out  carefully on Thursday and made a  rough sketch; on Friday morning I  began, and stuck to it all day with  my nose .well down on the block.  The following night the block was  finished, and by Monday evening I  received an advance copy of the following .Wednesday's .paper. But I  never had the courage, to open the  packet. I always left it to my sister.  Then I would take, a glance at the  cartoon and receive my weekly pang.''  To-day, sad to relate, the famous cartoonist is quite blind. , In his own  words���������"My sole occupation now is  resting."  The Guileful Girl.  The fellow wus thrifty,  Tlio nv .den wua uhlfty,  And she had lirr eye tlxod on his pelf.  Such shirt waists sho bought  As would look-und why notT���������  As if made by her doar little self.  ���������Brooklyn Life.  BILL JONES.  Tying Shoo Lccos.  A way to koop shoe luces (led Is to  mako it bow In Ihe ordinary way, then  Visort a buttonhook underneath the  center of tho bow nnd draw one loop  rind one end through, (iiiidornenlh), thus  fjrnliig the how practically upside  down, or draw one loop through the  otlior nnd pull the "iinnwrlug" end, so  tluit the Inppa nrc I'liollod,  Bill Jones he owns the grocery store  Whero all tho fellers go  An' set each night an' spin their yarns,  A most Impressive row.  Bill seldom spins a yarn himself,  Jest uses of his ears  An' says, In confidence, he don't  Believe quite all ho bears.  Bill Jones ho sets all by himself  Behind tho counter thero  An' listens to the things they say,  With sad on' patient air,  An' cf ho ketches trade enough  ���������    From them who nightly dwell  To pay him fur his light an' heat  He thinks he's doln' well.  Eill Jones he figures ov'ry night  On paper broad an' brown  The nge of ov'ry setter thore,  From Undo Ezra down.  Bill says, "Er they hov done c*e much  I3z they mako out, by swish,  '.They've lived two hundred years aptocn  An' ketchod a million fish!"  ���������Joe Cone In Now York Sun.  Chinese Clocks.  In Chinese clocks tho dials turn  round, while the hands are stationary.  Thore aro two dials on cuch clock, one  for the hour, tho other to Indicate the  minutes.  Too Late.  Barber (after the shave)���������Hair dyed,  sir?  Customer (baldbeaded)���������Yes, It died  about ten years ago.���������Chicago Journal.  The French Language.  A philologist estimates that of every  hundred words In the French language  thirteen ore siiDerfluous.  Wiraless Telegraphy.  It is a somewhat curious fact, perhaps, that as a boy Mr. Marconi, the  value of whose system of wireless  telegraphy has boon so strikingly  demonstrated by the saving of. the  passengers of the ill-fated Republic,  showed little signs of cleverness. One  of his teachers, in fact, once said of  him that ho could never learn anything by heart. Nevertheless, ho was  only twenty-one when- he began to  startle the world with hfs demonstrations of wireless tolegraphy. In  spite of his fame, Marconi is one of  the most unassuming of men] and  hates demonstrations. He was once  recognized while walking in Rome.  Immediately a cheering crowd assembled. Marconi bolted into what he  thought was an empty carriage. But  it contained a lady who was too frightened to expostulate. The inventor  quickly made his apologies, nnd the  lady allowed him to remain until they  wore free of the crowd.  Real EiagSish  aiad  to Measure from  $5.14 to $2������.  Cot in Latest London and New York Style, whichever preferred.   No  matter wnat part of the dominion you live in, v/e undertake to supply  yon with a smart, comfortable Suit, fitting you perfectly, or otliei'wihe  to refund your money in full.   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Breakfast  Months  A sportsman who had reached one  of the Hudson Bay Company's north-  em posts where the nights are six  months long,v.enquired at bed-time  what the breakfast hour was. The  reply came:  "From half-past March to a quarter  to May."  Proof Positive  llronson���������I   noticed   your   wife  sitting by the window sewing this morning.   I thought you told me yesterday  'she! was ill.  - Wodson���������So she was,    but    to-day  she's on the mend.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  Jt sometimes happens that-a marriage license furnishes a man with a  good excuse for trying to drown his  troubles.  Simple Fire Alarm.  A simple but effcctlvo lire alarm may  bo made by connecting two pieces or  spring brass with a circuit and keeping tbe ends separated with a piece of  beeswax, which melts and allows them  to como together when tlie temperature  begins to got too high.  Some people will clo ���������almost anything to.save trouble, while others arc  equally anxious to get rid of it.  The less a man talks the loss he  may be suspected of belonging to nn  Ananias club.  His  Method  The story teller's tricks arc few,  He always starts this way,  Whene'er he stops to talk with yiu;  "1 heard a new one yesterday."  The inoi e money'a man makes the  less his wife spends���������if he's a bachelor.  Many a man with wheels thinks he  is'the whole political machine.  The more money a man has the  more ho is abused���������and the loss he  cares.  A woman sometimes considers her.  husband's cleverness to consist solely'  in having married her.  The patient seldom knows anything  about the medicine the doctor gives  him���������and neither does the doctor,  once in a while. i  The Capital.  The capital of the United States wa3  changed nine timed during tho Revolutionary war.  ��������� Cochineal Insects.  How long cochineal Insects live has  not been discovered. Some investigators state that (he period of existence Is measured by hours, while others claim that the minute creatures live  for several days. All agrco, however,  that llielr llfo Is very short  "Are you quite sure of his affec-  ti<Ti?" asked her friend.  "Yes," she replied, pointing tender-  ly to her engagement diamond, "hero  is the touchstone.-''-  WE   WANT   YOU  To Try  A short  answer may turn  blissful  honeymoon into matrimonial strife.  Any man can afford to ho a poet if  ho doesn't need the money.  W. N. U. No. 735  TEA  The Flavor Will Please You.  B Lead packets only.   At all grocers.  H m^BamnawnnmKwaaaunDauIl  GASOUWE MANTLES  Gravity and Hollow wire system.  Ktatn which you use.  High Grade Goods. Prlcos Right.  Prompt   Shlpmont.  GAS   STOVE   DEPARTMENT,  Winnlpog El*c. Railway Co.,  322 Main Street, Winnipeg.  '>  A  .i -THE .LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,-. BRITISH COLUMBIA:  -m  HE !S BACK  AT WORK AGAIN  ABRAHAM-   GARAND'S    RHEUMA-  TISM/CURED BY DODD'S  KIDNEY  PILLS..  He Suffered for Five Years and Was  , Four  Months  off work,  but  Dodd'f  ,  , Kidney Pills Cured Him.  Alfred Station, Ont. (Special).-,  After being laid off work for- four  months by kidney disease and rheumatism, from which he had been a  sufferer for five years, Abraham Gar-  and, a section man on . the railway  here, is back at work again and he  gives all the credit for his cure to  Dodd's.Kidney Pills.,  "I am forty-one years old," Mr. Gar-  and said 'when asked about his cure.  "And have been scctio'n man here for  ten years. ��������� For five years I suffered  from kidney-.disease and, rheumatism,  also sciatica in my right hip, which  descended to my feet. For four, months  ' I could'not work. Reading of cures by  Dodd's Kidney Pills led me to try  them: I .used nine boxes in all, and  to-day I am advising all who suffer  fiom rheumatism to use Dodd's Kidney Pills."  .Rheumatism and sciatica are caused  by diseased kidneys failing to strain  the uric acid out of the blood. .Cure  the kidneys with Dodd's Kidney Pills  nnd they will strain the uric acid out  of the blood. Then you cun't havo  rheumatism.  JEWEL WEARING AN  ART.  Couldn't Fool Him  ��������� School Visitor (to teacher after the  aiithmetic class has been dismissed)  ��������� "That last boy said six quarts make  one peek. Why didn't you correct  him?"  Teacher���������"Oh, I've tried to teach  him that it'takes eight quarts to make  a peeki but it's of no use. He says  he knows better; his father keeps a  grocery store."  CATARRH CANNOT BE CURED  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as  they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it  you must take internal remedies.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and  mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is not a quack medicine. It was  prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years' and if<  a regular prescription. It is composed  of the best tonics known, combined  with the best blood purifiers, acting  directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is what produces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send  for testimonials free.  F. J. CHENEY &' CO., Props.,  Toledo, 0.  Sold by Druggists, price 75c.  " Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  Diamonds Becoming- to Few Women.  Brunettes Can Wear Them.  Jewel wearing is an art few women  understand.. Women should " choose  gems becoming to their beauty and  complexion. '  On dull eyed days the eyes will  appear duller with diamonds -in the  ears, and the sad, pale woman will  appear livid wearing pearls.   ���������  Diamonds are becoming to few women. There. are brunettes who can  wear them >in ��������� the ears and appear  well.. The pale blond also looks pretty  with diamonds in her ears,, but the  average woman should wear .her diamonds elsewhere. \  Some wear topaz and other yellow  stones who dare not venture to wear  brilliant' colors. .They .take, to all  shades of yellow, from amber to the  pale shades of tortoise shell and gold.  The amber loving woman has a  creamy complexion. Her skin is clear,  nnd-a faint red .shows in tbe cheeks.  There is the" topaz beauty also, whose  skin is creamy, with a touch,of olive  in It. She looks lovely with rubles In  her ears, but pearls are not for her.  Lucky the woman who can wear  coral. A-coral skinned beauty's cheeks  must be as bright as the reddest coral,  with shadings of delicate pink. It is a  good plan to rub the cheeks with a  rough towel, to massage them with  good creams and use plenty of water,  not forgetting nn occasional milk bath.  Turquoises" are .difficult to wear to  advantage.. The stones bring out tbe  pallor. | A^baby face with 03-03 of clear,  shining blue looks well with turquoises  near It. The black eyed woman and  the woman with brownish eyes should  not attempt to wear them, for the  stones are too bright. The woman with  turquoise eyes can wear a string of  blue around*her neck advantageously  ' and can put turquoises in her ears.  For Cramps in the Stomach of Sis Years'  Standing-.  "I was troubled with cramps in ihe  stomach for six years. I tried many  kinds *of medicine', also was treated  by three doctors.  ���������'They-said that'I had nervous dyspepsia. I took the medicine for two  years, then I got sick again and gave  up all hopes of getting cured.  ."I saw a testimonial of a nan whose  case was similar to mine, being cured  by Peruna, so thought I would give it  a trial. I procured a bottle at once,  and commenced taking it.  . "I have taken nineteen bottles, and  am entirely cured. I believe Peruna  is all that is claimed for it."���������Mrs. J.  C. Jamison, 61 Marchant St., Watson-  ville, Cal.  , Trouble Upstairs  'It was in a Cobalt hotel that the  guest, registering, in-the oflice, heard  a succession of loud yells. "What  in the world i.s that?���������a murder going  on upstairs?" he demanded.  "No," said the clerk, as he slammed  the books and lounged towards the  stair's. "It's tlie spring bed up-in  Number Five. , .That tenderfoot up  tliere don't get the hang of it, - ancl  e\ cry' few days he gets one 0' the  spiral springs screwed into him like  a shirt stud. I guess I'll have to go  up if there ain't anything I can do for  you in a few minutes."  A   Fatal   Breath  Brookton.(with statistical bent)���������Do  you know, old man, I've just been  reading up a lot of statistics on present-day mortality, ancl I have learned  some remarkable things. Why, every  time I,breathe a man dies!  Brockton (comprehcridingly) ��������� By  the great autofumes! Then why'in  the name of the1 census don't you  chew cloves?���������-Philadelphia Ledger.  THE HOME CARPENTER.  The race isn't always to the swift.  Sometimes it is to the wise man who  knows how to fix things.  Won Fame on its Merits.���������The unbounded popularity that Dr.-Thomas'  Eclectric Oil enjoys is not attributable  to any elaborate advertising, for it  has not been so advertised, but is entirely due to'the-merits''of sthis'Oil  as a medicine. In every city, town ancl  hamlet in the country it is sought  after solely because of its good qualities.  Self-Preservation  First Suburbanite ��������� "That chap  BJuffkins owes everybody in town."  Second Suburbanite���������"Yet he rides  about in an auto." s  First Suburbanite���������"He confidud to  me that he had to get away from his  creditors somehow."  Couldn't be  Fooled  It was in  the midst of a violent  scene.   The indignant wife had spared  neither-tears nor reproaches, when her  husband interrupted her brutally:  "My dear, tears are useless," he  said. "I have discovered on analysis  that tears contain a little phosphate  of. lime, some chlorate of sodium, and  that's all."  Many  Women  T'ake Courses In   Manual Training.  The thrifty woman does her own odd  jobs around the house. To wait for her  husband Is bard on the patience, and  dependence on a carpenter- for little  breaks is both a time and money  waster.   ������  Many women today are taking a simple course in manual training for no  other reason than to be independent  when a chair breaks down or a faucet  springs aleak. Light sets of tools are  made especially for their use, and they  soon acquire a skill as to quite disprove the old nail driving slander.  There are housekeepers who can put  on a washer, tinker with a broken  grate or put in burned out fire brick as  well as a professional. They learn how'x  to supply missing panes of glass or  scrape and do over a chair or table.  One young woman who in the zeal  of keeping her new home in good condition took lessons from an old carpenter in repair work soon developed such  an aptitude with tools that she studied  woodcarving and upon the death of  her husband carried it on successfully  as n profession.  gkill in mending is a particularly  useful accomplishment for a woman  who lives in the country or far from a  carpenter." If there is no way to take  a course in manual training, a carpenter or plumber can generally, be found  who will teach the rudiments of repairing for a small fee.  BETTER   THAN   SPANKING.  Spanking doc3 not cure children of  bed-wetting. There is a constitutional  cause for this trouble. Mrs.- M. Sum;  mors. Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will  send free to any mother her successful  home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her  to-day if your children trouble you  in this Wriy. Don't blame the child,  the chances are it can't help it. This  treatment also cures adults and aged  people troubled with urine difficulties  by clay or night.  Seeking  Information  "These ' booze' jokes  aren't always  on the men,"said Fred Wade at the  Pleiades Club.    "New Year's Day a  fine looking woman rushed into Shan-  ley's.   ��������� <    ;  ��������� " 'Was   my  husband   in   here  kst  night?''she faltered.  " 'Yes,' said the proprietor.  "'And 'was'I  with-him?' she demanded to .know in tones, more tremulous still."���������Philadelphia Record.  Little five-year-old Margie had received a handsome cloll at Christmas,  and 'her mother asked her what, she  thought of it.  "Oh, it's just lovely," answered  Margie, "but I had been hoping all  along it would be twins."  STORIES OF LORD NORTHCOTE.  ��������� OT  HOUSE CLEANING  instead of being a monotonous drudgery becomes a  labour of love when Sunlight  helps you. Remember���������Sunlight does all the work,  at half the cost and In  half the time of other  Soaps.  Her Values  "My dearest one," he said.  That was during the courtship'stunt  "My dearest one," ho said again.  But that was after ho had been appointed freight   payer   of   the matrimonial combine. .-  Same   Tastes  Muggins���������My wife always makes  over her old gowns.  Buggins���������And my wife satisfies herself with picking the gowns of the  other woman to pieces.  Good Enough for That  "How   was   that  batch   'of    funny  stories?" asked the editor.  "Rotten," said the sub-editor.   -  "Oh,   well,   run    them   together  as  personal   reminiscences  of   the  late  Mr. Gimlet, the famous wit and after-  dinner speaker, and I guess   they'll  go."  A RELIABLE MEDICINE  FOR YOUNG CHILDREN  On the word of thousands of  mothers in all parts of Canada who  have used Baby's Own Tablets there  is -no other medicine so good in curing  all the minor ills of babyhood and  childhood. And we give you the guarantee of a government analyst that  the medicine is safe ancl contains no  opiate or poisonous drug. Mrs. L.  Murphy, St. Sylvester, Que., says :���������  "I find Baby's Own Tablets the safest ancl best medicine for all stomach  and, bowel troubles and strongly recommend them to other mothers."  Sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvillc, Ont.  The merits of - Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup as a sure remedy for  coughs . and colds are attested by  scores who know its power in giving  almost instant relief when the throat  is sore with coughing, and the whole  pulmonary region disordered in consequence. A bottle of this world-famed  Syrup will save doctor's bills, and a  great deal of suffering. Price 25 cents  at all dealers.  If people could live on food for  thought the baker and butcher would  have to retire from business.  F00I3 never listen to the wi3e; but  the wise occasionally give ear to  fools.-  ��������� Woman's Rights 1  "Madame, do you believe in  woman's rights?" asked the fan standing in the car.  "I do," she replied shortly.  "Excuse mc,"*he went on, "I am  but an ignorant male seeking light.  May I ask if you construe these  rights to include the privilege of  spreading your really becoming skirts  over three scats?"  Thereupon she condensed .herself,  he took a,.seat, and conversation  flagged.���������Philadelphia   Ledger.  Too  Common  When high ideals decadent pass,  Good men must all object;  The Ananias Club, alas!  No longer seems select.  v���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A woman gets a lot of satisfaction  our of her belief that other women  envy her.  Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds.", -  To whom it may concern: 'This is to  certifv that I have used MINARD'S  LINIMENT myself as well ' as prescribed it in my practice where a liniment was required, and never failed  to get the desired effect.  C. A. KING, M. D.  -And  The  Parson   (making  a  call)  arc- you tho eldest?  Little Elsie���������No, sir; there are two  older than me.  ���������The Parson���������And   what   are   their  names ?  Little Elsie���������Papa and mamma.  Minard's  Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  Some people never get too old'to  Ic-iin, and some others never get old  enough to learn anything.  BEAUTY  HINTS.  Lightning never strikes twice in the  same place, which is just as well,  considering how frequently it strikes  in the wrong place.  "I purchased a bottle of  Scott's Emulsion and immediately commenced to  improve. In all, I think I  took 14 bottles, and my  weight increased from 133  pounds to 184 pounds in  less than six months. I  know from personal results  the efficacy of Scott's  Emulsion."���������FRED.R.  STRONGMAN, 417 anth-  urst St., London, Ont.  Let us send you a copy of  Mr. Strongman's letter. He  had a trying experience, had  got run down  .built him up, as it has thousands of others.  The strengthening and flesh-  producing properties of  Scott's Emulsion, are unequalled by any other preparation, and it's just as good  for tlie thin, delicate child as  for tlie adult. Be sure to get  Scott's. It's been the standard of the world for 35 years,  and is worth many times the  cost of the numerous imitations and substitutes.  KUU DRUGGISTS  Ixit ui lond rmi a' full copy.of Mr.  Htroncmna'u letter cud nomo othor llti-nt.  turo uu tho lubjoct. Juit lunntloa tl.lj  paper.  SCOTT & BOWNE  126 Wellington St., W. Toronto  W. N. U. No. 735  To Improve the contour of the face  try filling the cheeks with air and letting it explode with a soft explosive  sound. Do this fifteen or twenty times  a day.  A glass of hot water taken just after  rising, a half hour before breakfast,  will cure indigestion.-  Very hot water externally applied  will stop dangerous bleeding.  It is as important not to get too thin  as too fat, as either condition makes  even a young girl look seventl years  older than her actual age. A girl who  coasiders herself fully grown should  ascertain what is the correct weight  for her height nnd then try to attain  and maintain that standard.  Peroxide of hydrogen Is a harmless  bleach when used in moderation. Pour  a little iu a saucer and apply with a  soft linen cloth. It may be used several times a week ^without injury.  Overplump girls should carefully  study their figures and decide wherein they aro faulty. Usually the waist  line Is too high. The waist may be  lengthened by touching the floor with  the finger tips twenty times every  morning. 'This practice is better than  wearing shape making corsets, for  when the waist is too tightly confined  tho figure loses Its natural grace and  case of moveuiofit.'  Somersaults are not dignified, but  they arc one-of the best of all weight  reducing exercises. They will take  01T fat rapidly and safely���������barring a  few bruises���������unless one has a tendency to heart weakness.  Wenkuoss of the heart is Indicated  by brentlilcssness after any slight exertion aud by such evidences of Imperfect circulation as pale linger nails  and cold extremities.  The harder the toothbrush the more  effectually it cleans the teeth.  Alcohol or ether will dry the hair  quickly, but it will turn tho hair gray.  One cannot have a pretty hand If the  fingers are broad at the tips. Pressing  down on tho ends of the lingers from  the first joint to the tip will, if done  many times a day, remedy this defect.  Before starting for a lengthy morning walk n glass of milk should be  Indulged Iu.  To get 'the full value of cold cream  It must bo let dry on the face. II  taken time for tho skin to absorb It  If a man marries for money he may  be able to make his wife believe he  didift���������for a week or ten days.  There may be other corn cures, but  Holloway's Corn  Cure stands "at the  head of the list so far as results aro  concerned.  Suspicious  The person who, on examining a  home-made hen house, remarked that  "it looked as if some fellow had built  it himself," has a kindred spirit to a  delightfully simple old lady, noted  for her naive comments. In a street  car not long ago she noticed a man  carrying a shotgun and a blanket  roll.  "Look at him," she whispered to  her companion. "He looks as if he  were going to spend the night somewhere."���������Youth's Companion.  Four-year-old Allen had been given  n Noah's Ark on his birthday.    One  day he put the animals all in, shut  the door and sat silent for some time.  "What are you waiting for, Allen "  "Waiting for it to rain," he replied.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  A wise man never asks a woman her  age; he simply tells her she doesn't  look it.  He's a wise man who makes the mistake of guessing a woman's age too  young.  It often happens that after putting  up a big bluff a man falls over it.  A woman is somewhat of a fast express���������unless she is tongue-tide.  Forgetful  "Young man," began the aged  gentleman, "I am seventy years old,  and don't remember having told a  lie."  "That's too bad," the young man  replied. "Can't you have something  done for your memory?"  Wise  Why They are  Wise  "Have you 'Love Letters   of  Men?' " she asked timidly.  "No, miss," responded the clerk in  the book department. (  "And why not?"  "Because wise men   never   publish  their love letters."  Hopeless  If some people were to think twice  before speaking they would probably  foiget what they wantec" to say.  Sleeplessness.���������Sleep is the great re  storer, ancl lo be deprived of it is 0  vital loss. Whatever may be the cause  of it, indigestion, nervous derangement or mental worry, try a course  of Parmelee's Vegetable" Pills. By  regulating the action of the stomach,  where the trouble lies, they will restore normal conditions ancl healthful  sleep will follow. They exert a seda  tive force upon the nerves and wherr-  there is unrest they bring rest.  He Once Bore a Kiss and a Sausage  For  a  Girl  to  Her  Lover.  Apropos of Lord Northcote's name  being mentioned as- a -probable successor to / Earl .Grey in'Canada, it  may be noted that his lordship was  once made curious use of while Governor-General of Australia. Strolling  one, night through an avenue of som-  bro'trees to a friend's house to dinner, he was suddenly pounced upon  by a maid-servant, who kissed him  effusively and pressed a little parcel  into his hand.  "Here's a sausage for you. I can't  come out to-night, as master has company," she whispered, and as mysteriously  disappeared.      *-,  When'he gotto'the house,'he found  one of his servants loitering by the  gate.  "What are you doing here?" asked  Lord Northcote. ' ,  "I'm, waiting for my sweetheart,"  the man stammered.  "Where is she?"  "In service here."  "Ah, then I am right.    Here i  sausage   from ' your  sweetheart,   n  she wishes me to tell you that she  cannot come out to-night, as her master has,company." -;  Seeing that the man looked nervous, he added kindly:  "She also gave mo a kiss for you;  but perhaps you would rather wait  till you 3ec her. Here is five shillings  instead."  An enterprising newspaper, reporter who once happened-to be holidaying at tlie same seaside resort as  Lord Northcote took the occasion by  the hand'by asking for some advice  on a policy his paper proposed to  adopt.  "Advice I am always chary of,"  said his lordship. "It is so cheap, so  easy. I Tomember some years ago  watching a boy pushing a heavy cart  up a hill. The hill was steep; the  boy thin. Pie bent forward at the  work till"he was almost horizontal.  'Push it up zin-zag,' I cried, 'and you  will find it will go much easier.'  "The boy snarled back: 'Not so  much of yer bloom'n' advice. Come  and give's a shove.'"  A Popular Leadsr.  One of the most striking and popular figures in the Nonconformist pulpit to-day is the Rev. J. H. Jowett,  who is to be president of the British  Free Church Council for 1910. Mr.  Jowett is the youngest man who has  ever been elected to this responsible  position. He is only forty-five years  of ago, but he has crowded an immense amount of work 'into his life.  For thirteen years he has been minister of Carr's" Lane Chapel, Birmingham, where Dr. Dale was amongst  his predecessors. Mr. Jowett only  heard Dr. Dale preach once, and the  sermon so impressed him that he  stayed behind after the service to  thank Dr. Dale for the benefit he had  derived from his  discourse.  The pulpit manner of Mr. Jowett  himself is very impressive. He. relies  on no dramatic gestures or force of  voice to drive truths home, but in  a calm, dispassionate manner he  leans over the front of the pulpit and  quietly, takes the congregation into  his confidence. But although he  rarely raises' his voice, the softness  of which reminds one very much of  the late C. H. Spurgeon, his utterances are so clear that a word is rarely missed. Mr. Jowett likes nothing  better than to work in the open air,  ancl during the summer it is in his  garden that the majority of his sermons are thought out, and where the  "Bible Talks," which are such a  popular feature of The Sunday Strand,  are written.  iVon-alcoholic  arsapa  li you think you need a tonic,  ask your doctor. If you think  you need something for your  blood, ask your doctor. If you  think you would, like to try  Ayer's non-alcoholic Sarsapa-  rllla, ask your doctor. Consult him often.. Keep in close  touch with him.      ,  W������ publlrt our formula*  W* bantfh ���������loohol I  from ourtnodloinea ft  W* arji you to I  eoaaolt your  doator  Ask your doctor to name someVof the  results of constipation. His long list will  begin with sick-headache, biliousness,  dyspepsia, thin blood, .bad skin. Then  as* jiim if he would recommend your  using Ayer's Pills. > -'   U*d������'bj- tho J. 0. Jlyor Co., Lowell, S������*������i.������������������  SELECTED  For the WEST.  BEST for tbe most Critical  ' Buyer.    BEST for the Economist.    The quality of your  seed    contributes   everything .  to  your  success.-    Insist on  McKenziels Seeds,    grown  for the West.    Address  BRAND<������  WR.TE    ^JHgL  CATALOG. ^^"^Iskf  A. E, MCKENZIE CO., LTD.  TO A STENOGRAPHER.  Lady typist, blond and fair,  Sitting so serenely there,  Pray forgive me if I dare  To ask a favor.  I, who am your humble slave,  Tremble as this boon I crave,  Feeling (usually brave) --  My courage waver.  For tomorrow morn at half       "��������� '  Past eleven (do not laugh!)      *-  I expect my better half  And her dear mother.  Who are curious to see  What my office life may be,  So your scorn for them and mw.  Please try to smother.  And, although you've naught to dft  It were best for me and you  If you, lady, made a few  Attempts to hustle.  It will please them, I confess.  If you wear a simpler dress.'  Try to loolc a little less  Like Lillian Russell.  Be prepared your part to play;  Don't appear too smart or gay;  Work as If you earned the pay  For which you're hired;  Bhow a more subservient air;  Shake your haughty,'languid stare,  Or, by the pencils In your hair,  They'll have you fired!  ���������J. Adair .Strawson In Puck.  It takes a wise man to write a letter  ti a woman that doesn't mean anything.  Say, Girls!-  Honest, now girls, no joking���������honest Injun���������what is your own private  opinion of the new soup bowl hat?���������  Los Angeles Express.  What's the Matter  Too many people make the mistake  of putting up their future happiness  a& collateral for the loan of a fow  dollars.  And you can't always tell by n girl's  looks whether sho has a cold in her  head or is in love.  To render marriage a success the  husband must be patient and tlio wife  11 murtyr.  Might doesn't alwayi) make right;  occasionally it falls down wlillo try-  ing to make good  It  is thin  and  watery,  the   lips  and  gums are pale, the whole system is  weak and run down.  The food fails to supply the necessary  nutrition and to get well you must  use such  treatment  as  Dr.  Chase's  Nerve Food.  Your mirror shows you that the lips  ancl gunrs aie pale ancl the inner eyelids without color.  What can be the matter? You arc  anaemic. Tliere is a deficiency in the  quality or quantity of blood in your  bedy. The food you eat fails to make  good this shortage. You must use  some preparation that will supply in  condensed form the elements from  which blood is made.  Now Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is ex  oetly what is required in ailments of  this nature, for it is above all else an  enricher and builder of the blood.  Women ancl girls are particularly  subject to anaemia. The feminine system demands an immense amount of  blood in carrying on its functions and  unless the system is strong and well  nourished there is likely to follow a  bankruptcy in the blood supply.  Such ��������� symptoms as loss of appetite,  lack of interest in the affairs of life,  feelings of, langiwr and fatigue, impaired digestion, shortness of breath,  dizziness and hunting, cold hands ancl  feet, heart palpitation and weaknesses  and irregularities arc an indication of  anaemia or bloodlcssness.  Do not delay treatment thinking  that you will get all right, for anaemia  in its pernicious form is often incur-  able.  Get all tlm sunlight ancl fresh air  you can get and add'to the richness of  tho blood by using Dr. Chnse'B Nerve  Food.  You will soon note Improvement under this treatment ancl can prove tho  benefit derived by keeping a record  of your increase In weight. 60 ennts a  box, 0 boxes for $2.50, nt all dealers  or Edmanson, Dates & Co., Toronto.  The   Old  Story  I'm the War Cloud!    I'm the War  Cloud!  And I'm hovering all right;  At the old stand, doing business,  You'll find me right ancl tight.  But I'm weary ot the Balkans,  And tho fate I do condemn  Making me, where'er I start from,  Wind up all the time with them.  - Mnltimore American.  First Step  "I under.-land that your friend has  taken pn*,:iuinary steps towards dive rce."  "Why. he was married only this  rr.crning."  "Yes. That was what I had in  mind."- Philadelphia Ledger.  Worn  Out  "Yon look so pale and thin. What's  got you?"  "Work. From morning to night,  and only a one-hour rest."  "How long have you been at it?"  "I begin to-morrow."  Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia  V/hy They Object  Mrs. Knagg���������"I'm sure I don't see  what reason my boarders have to complain. I treat 'em just like members  of the family."  Mr. Knagg���������"That's the reason, my  dear."  The improved quality of living nowadays may be worth the additional  cost, but that is poor consolation to  the man who hasn't the price.  The average: woman likes to allude  t-i her husband's wages as his income.  Mhard's   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.  After losing a case a lawyer is willing to "try, try again"���������as long as his  c'i'ent is willing to pay the freight.  Hard to Please  "No man on earth is good enough  fo.- a woman," she said positively.  "That's right, I guess," he replied.  "I .never yrit hoard of a man being  able to please one."  No Reason  Friend- Don't the police know anything about the burglary?  The Victim���������I don't think so. I  don't suspect tho police.  "He's  familiar   with   all   the   bc.������t  cellars."  "A great render?"    ��������� , ���������     >  "Yes; ho roads gns meters."  Life is often a sentence nt hnrl  labor���������with something added for good  behavior.  According to n woman's point of  view it is always the sins of the fathers that are visited upon the children,  The average mnn begins to sit up  nnd tako notice when he hears a noise  like a silk skirt.  And It somelimes happens that n  man Is married to his boss.  Symptoms of the house-cleaning epi  deniic   are   becoming  more   evident  daily, ancl the horrible thing about it  ���������������������������  that  the���������  i.s  no  preventive.���������In-  rhnnapoiis News.  Sweet and palatable. Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator is acceptable to  children, and it does its work surely  and  promptly.  It's ns difficult for some people to  be good as it is for others to make  good.  Not a Family Peoullarlly.  "Yes, bo's the odd ouo of tho old millionaire's family. Never seems to do  what tho others do, you know."  "So I'vo heard."  "Yes, and tho Dtrangest aud queerest thing about him in"���������  "What?"  "That he stays married ["-Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  To  His Aunt's  Daguerreotypo.  Thnt qrmlnt poke- bonnet coal no Ices  Nor more than dollars four. I guess;  Her flowered frock, perhaps a live;  Tho palm leaf ohnwl. us I'm alive, .  No moro than ton; hor sash of pink,  Bo soft and sweet, five more, I think.  That's twonty-four.   Oh, could I flnJ  A girl llko this. Just to my mind-  Such hair, such oyca and such s face,  Such   shoulders   carrlod   with   ouch  trace,  So dear, so simple���������or���������what not���������  I'd knaol and woo hor on tbe spot!  ���������Brooklyn Ufa.  Curious   Marriage   Tangle.  An extraordinary marriage complication was explained in the Lincoln  (Eng.) Police Court recently, when a  girl" named Iiix applied for an order  against a Mansfield pitman named"  Heibert Hull.  The parties had' been married at  Lincoln registry office, but after living together and having one child the  man discovered that he had married  his own niece by half-blood relationship, which was illegal. John Richardson, chairman of the bench and a  well-known Socialist, asked if it were  not possible to persuade the people to  live together. The legal barrier, he  said, was a very silly piece of canonical law, which ought to be entirely disregarded.  " Eventually the magistrates made an  order against the man to pay GO cents  a week to his "wife'/ in respect of  the child.  A New Pe2r.  The elevation of Mr. John Sinclair,  M.P., to the peerage, makes the  seventh member of Sir Henry Camp-  bell-llannerman's Government who  has gone up to the House of Lords.  Like Mr. Haldane, Mr. Sinclair is a  product, of Edinburgh Academy, which  estoblibhinent therefore enjoys tho  distinction of having a couple of former .students in the Cabinet. Mr.  Sinclair was a soldier before he took  to politics. He got his medal and  cliup in the Soudan, and ultimately  bi-came private secretary to the late  Sir Henry Campbcll-Biinncrman. He  v.-ns on great terms nf inlimacy with  the late-Prime���������Minister, who left him'  all his correspondence and privato  papers to be dealt with solely at his  discretion.  England's  Living ^Doy Bishop.  A boy bishop is certainly an anomaly, and yet there is .one: he is Master Ralph Bankcs, of "Kingson Laey,  nnd he is a lay bishop of Wimbornc  Minster, a title which has belonged  to his family for centuries.  This child is at present eight years  of age,'and inherited his present dignity with his estates on his father's  deuth.  Balzac's House.  A pretty and very grateful exercise  of authority was that which has Just  "classed" Balzac's 'house. Henceforth  It Is to rank ns a "historic monument." You may visit it if you like  next time you go to Paris. Write to  the conservateur for permission; then  look for the tablet In the Rue Raymond that bears the Inscription, "In  this house lived Honore de Balzac,  1842-184S." It is the only surviving  abode of the author of the "Comedle  Humalne."���������Boston Transcript  The Australian Blacks.  It is believed by many persons that  the blacks in Australia are dying out.  As a matter of fact, says a correspondent of The London Standard, no such  thing is happening. The belief, however, is easily explained. As civilization advances, and it is yearly advancing, the blacks recede farther and farther into the back blocks and unknown country save a few who have  acquired the craving for opium or  drink. These latter succumb amid the  advancing wave of civilization and  seldom leave any children. Those who  have passed inland, if they do not  increase, have certainly not decreased.  In some few cases whole tribes have  died out when civilization has reached them, but these have usually been  small tribes.  Lying.  Ii wis said of Dr. Johnson that, be  always talked as though ho were talcing an oath. He detested the.habit of  lying or prevaricating in tho slightest degree and would not allow: his  servants to say he was not at home if  he wns. "A servant's strict regard  for the truth," said he, "must be weakened by such a practice. If I accustom my servant to tell a He for me,  havo I not reason to apprehend that  he will tell it for himself?" A strict  adherence to truth the doctor considered as a sacred obligation, and in relating tho smallest anecdote ho would  not allow himself the minutest addition to embellish his story. '���������������������������,  No Room For Doubt.  Miss DoPlnyno-I wonder if Mr. Wiley knows thnt I'm an heiress7  Miss Penchley-Was ho attentive to  you?  Miss DoPlayuc-VUuusually so.  Miss Penchloy���������Then ho knowB.-Chl-  cago News. .  Just WiahlnV  Now, wish for tho' weathor���������  Tho moonlight In t'.ie lano,  An' the time you'll-take your sweetheart '  To tho grlndln' of tho enne.  When you'll fee! yoAir hoart a-sroln'  Like a silver bana n-plnytn',  An' you're takln' lit your nwoothourt  To tho crlndln' oi Jho enno.  -Atlutha Constitution.  It is a Tonic you want! Physlcing lowers  the system and makes it more susceptible  to disease. The winter months have been  a great strain upon your vitality and unless you put the blood in good  condition all manner of evils will overtake you. PSYCHINE is the  Greatest of Tonics and should be taken by every one at this season  of the year. PSYCHINE assists the gastric juices and ferments in  their digestion of the food, cleanses the mucous membrane of the  Stomach, and has an invigorating and beneficial effect on the muscles  and nerves. For Catarrh of the Stomach, Ulceration or Weak Stomach, Dyspepsia, the use of PSYCHINE is strongly advisable. ���������  PSYCHINE acting on the Stomach restores it to a healthy condition,  then acts through the stomach upon all tho vital organs, creates an appetite, bringing  renewed vitality and strength lo the entiro system and enables it to throw off disease  of every kind.' It Is the greatest health-  giver known to medical science.  ^Sand toDr.T. A. 8T/)CUM, Llraltfld. Toronto,  torn Vico KaiiivI.i to-day. All druyKUM nnd  (lores soil Pa iCLUNK at 60a ruid ������l ver botUo. THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  THE GlMPLIo  He Tells What Was the Matter  With His Friend Taylor.  JOEL  HAD   MANY   TROUBLES.  According to Spooner, He Is. Now  Drawing Long Breaths of Relief In  Another Land���������The Kind of a Widow  Not to Marry.  [Copyright, 1908, by T. C. McClure.]  iENTLEMEN," said Deacon  Spooner as the usual crowd  had assembled at Snyder's  grocery for tbe mail to arrive aud be distributed, "i learned hue  this aflernoon that our friend aud  neighbor, Joel Taylor, had disappeared  from his home, with strong suspicions  tiiat he had precipitated himself into  the mill pond in search of peace and  rest.   I presume all others of you have  I  took a notion that ho had jaundice,  and she brewed another decoction for  that. Then she decided that his shortness of breath came from tiie asthma, i  and she started in lo cure it. Nothing  whatever ailed Joel but too much bossing. It was his grief and humiliation  over it. Auy man would have got  thin and peaked with his feelings to  carry a round.  "You all remember that we had a  circus visit this town two'years ago.  Joel made up his mind to go and see  the elephant. I-lis wife forbade him  to, and on that day he was set to hoeing corn. He ran away from his  work, and she followed and took him  out of the tent. I think ho had determined on that day to break the  shackles at any cost, but, alas, It was  too late. His wife brought the rolling  pin into play, and he was a licked  man. It was it day or two after that  lie came to me and wanted to know  If a uiau could swallow enough plug  tobacco to kill himself. I could uot  fell him, rind the sigh he heaved when  lie turned away rings In my years yet.  IIo was thinking of suicide at that  very time.  "Just what happened today to drive  Joel into the mill pond I can't say, but  I know that about three mouths ago  his wife made up her mind that he had  a tapeworm and began doctoring him  for it. She cooked up a compound of  tar and 'lasses-and vinegar and burdock, and tlie number of doses a day  was eight. She said she'd lay out tlmt  tapeworm or kill Joel, and she had  kept her word.    Of course there was  UNRULY  SPIRITS.  The   Story   That   Comes   From  About a Haunted  House.  ltal  SUE   FOLLOWED  AND    TOOK    I1IM   OUT   OF  THE TENT.  heard the same thing and are aware  of the fact that in the morning tho  pond is to be dragged for the body.  , "Tliere may be some among you that  think Joel has taken a skip and Is still  alive, but I am not of tho number.  There is no doubt in my mind that wo  shall tisli Iii in out of the water and  that his face will wear the same pitiful expression that wo have seen resting there for the past live years.  "The question among us is why Joel  should want to die, and it is a question  that most  of us can answer to  our own satisfaction.   He has simply  got tired of life.    He could look back  for   five  years   and  see   nothing  but  ashes.    When   he  looked  ahead   into  the future he could not see that it held  anything for him.    lie has been gathered to his fathers, and, according to  my way of thinking, he is now drawing long breaths of relief in that other  land.  "Gentlemen,   what  was   the  matter j  .   ��������� with Joel Taylor?    Why didn't he go j  around whistling 'Yankee Doodle' and '  feeling that this was a good old world !  to, live  in?    The  answer is  not far j  away.   He married the wrong woman, i  Some of us who knew what he was i  planning to clo argued and rastled with !  him. but it did no good.   Joel would  lend a plow, a hoe or a shovel as quick  as any man on earth, aud he was honest from head to heel, but at the same  time he was sot in his ways.   I hain't  saying that it wasn't the right thing  for him to fall in love with aud marry  a widow, but what I'm contending is  that there are several kinds of widows, and he ought to have taken advice.   If he had married one who had  been a widow only a year or so, with  the  tears of grief  still in  her eyes,  he'd have been alive and happy today.  "What sort of a "Widow did he marry?   I'm not going.to say anything particular agin hor.    I'm jest saying that  she  had   been  a   widow  and   bossed  things for leven years.    She had got  tho bossing business down line.  Even  the  ducks   and   roosters   around   her  place Would jump at her call.    Joel  had come 'qp" by himself without any  bossing, and he was one that couldn't  take kindly to it.   And he didn't know  womankind.    He thought every man  was an oak and that every woman  was a vine that wanted to cling to him  and ask nothing better than to have a  master.  "Well, as I said, it was no use to argue with him. He was sot and went  ahead, and most of us here know what  begun to happen almost at once. The  widow had a farm, and she didn't turn  it over to him. No, sir. She kept it  right in her own name. She told him  she was perfectly able to boss that and  his, too, and she went ahead and did  it. Joel hadn't been married -three  months- when his day's work was  planned out for him. He couldn't buy  nor sell without his wife's cousent. If  he got roosted ou the fence to chin  with a tin peddler or u lightning rod  man, he'd hardly get his mouth open  before down would come the wife to  hustle him back to work.  Occasions When Joel Rebelled.  "I know tliere were occasions when  Joel  rebelled,  same  as  any  man  of  spirit, but rebellion  was crushed almost  iu   tho  bud.    Ills  wife had  a  way of looking at him that set his  knees to wabbling. If lie still held out  she starved him into submission.   I've  known bini'to live for Tour days on  raw turnips  before  ho gave In,  but  knuckle he hud to.   There was evenings when wc used lo see him here.  He'd slip in with a jug or a can for  'lasses or kerosene, and If ho couldn't  bo waited ou right away lie was In a  sweat.   No matter how good a story  anybody was telling,  lie never dared  to stop and Hsfc-n.   On five or six different occasions when he had stayed  a ixlnutc over his time his wife appeared at the door and beckoned him  out and took him by the ear and led  him home.   Tho next day he got nothing to cat as a punishment.  "As if this bossing business was not  bad enough for a man who Imagined  lie was a sturdy onlc and capable of  supporting a dozen clinging vines, the  wife wns n woman of fuds.. She took  it Into her head that he had liver complaint, nnd for two straight years sho  made him take four doses a day of a  coir-pound sho had prepared.    There  j no tapeworm. It was just remorse on  Joel's part to think he' hadn't taken  our advice. The remedy was kept in  a bottle on tho clock shelf, and eight  times a day he had to walk up and  take it. If he dodged a dose he had  to tako two uext time.  Felt Sorry For Him.  "Three   days  ago   as  1   was   going  past the house I saw him out behind  the  smokehouse  wiping  his   weeping  j eyes.   I felt to pity him, but passed ou.  | I knew that the time had passed when  he could stand up and assert his rights,  and if the wife hud seen mo talking to  him it would have only made matters  worse for tho victim.  "Gentlemen, we aro to meet here at  S o'clock in tho morning to drag the  mill pond. It is a sorrowful mission  we have. Wo shall find the mortal remains of Joel Taylor among the old  boots and shoes and rusty pans that  have found their way (here for the last  ten years.   Ho may have stuffed stones  Italy is steadily producing the champion "spirit'' yarns of the decade.   Tin  following comes from Ancouu ancl i>  given In the language of two brothei  I  lawyers, the sons of Signor Marracinl,  public prosecutor:  I     "Since  several   days   the  strangest  cveuts have been taking place in our  house.   Last night we heard repealed  knockings and tho moving of furniture  in uninhabited rooms.   Hurrying thither,  we  heard a rustling and nothing  more.   Meanwhile there was a curious  i disturbance In the electric wires, and  i all the  bells in the house began 'to  |  ring, making a horrible din.   Believing  I  that the wires had somehow got Into  contact, we had the whole installation  examined by a competent person, hut  everything was in order.   But the most  remarkable tiling was tlie discovery of  jets of water springing from tlie walls  and almost Hooding tho lloors.   'Jnese  were seen not only by us. but by other  persons   as   well.    Shortly   afterward  we were In the dining room when we  saw milk coming up through the floor.  Wo reported the mutter to some workmen,  who examined the walls,  broke  up the floors, raising the blocks,  but  they  did  uot find   the  least  traco of  milk, water or any other liquid.  "Still Ihe prodigies were not fiuished,  as was shown by the appearance in tbe  dining room of a cup filled with milk.  One of us who happened to be close to  the spot on the floor where the cup appeared drew a little nearer and saw a  cup of coffee and milk arrive. Our father then cried jokingly: 'Coffee and  milk? Bah! I should prefer wine.'  Shortly afterward, while tho table was  being cleared, we saw a liquid running  from tlie walls. It was wine. A little  while ago a pear appeared, and then  we recalled that our sister had asked  at table for a pear, but was refused,  as she had already eaten enough fruit.  The pear was on a dish, which was  locked away iu the glass sideboard.  When the latter was opened the pear  was no longer there.  "We then thought that some mysterious mediuinislic force might be exercised by our sister, so we watched  her every movement carefully and followed the child when she rose from  the table. When she passed close to n  bookshelf where there were two volumes on spiritualism, one of the books  was raised in the.ah* as though by  some supernatural  force.    It hit the  Do Not Dose  With Purgatives  A Tonic is All You Need  Not exactly sick���������but   not   feeling  quite well.   That's the way most people feel in the spring.    Easily' tired,  appetite fickle, sometimes   headaches  and a feeling of depression.   Perhaps  pimples or eruptions may appear on  the skin, or there may be twinges of  rheumatism or neuralgia. Any of them  indicate that the blood is out of order;  that the indoor life of winter has left  its mark upon you   and   may   easily  develop  into   more' serious     trouble.  Don't dose yourself  with  purgatives,  as many people foolishly do,  in the  hope   that you  can  put your blood  right.    Purgatives gallop through the  system arid weaken instead of giving  strength.    What you need' in  spring  is a tonic that will make new "blood  and  build  up  the  nerves.    Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills is the one medicine  that can clo this speedily, safely and  surely.    Every dose of this medicine"  helps to make new blood, which clears  the  skin,  strengthens   the   appetite,  and makes tired, depressed men and  women    bright,    active   and    strong.  Miss Mary 0. Aycr, Ward Brook, N.S.,  snvs:���������"T cannot speak too highly in  favor of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.    I  was  weak  and  run   clown   ancl  quite  unable to work.  I often had headaches  and my appetite was poor.   I began  taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and  in a short time there was a marked  improvement, and to-day I am in better health than T have been for years."  Sold by all medicine dealers or by  iimil at OO cents a box or six boxes  fo-   $2.50  from    The    Dr.   Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.   -  in his pockets lo make a surer job of I  girl  several   times  on   the  shoulders,  it, or lie may have hung to a log after! then danced for a few moments in the  air aud was then clapped against the  wall at the very spot whence the milk  had issued."���������Chicago News.  Never Since the  World   Began  They were talking of the strange  sights to he seen in a great city and  one man paid his tribute to New  York. "I don't believe one of you  could think of any combination of  circumstances that, hasn't at some  time occurred on the streets there,"  he said.  "I reckon T. know of one that's  never occurred there," said ��������� Hiram  Fowlc.  "What's that?" asked the other  curiously.  "I guess," said Hiram slowly,  "that you've never seen nor never  v ill see a brass band going in one  direction an' the heft of the folks  gcing the other."  he found himself on the bottom.    In  either case  he  will be fouud.    When  we have got him ashore and turned on  his back we will look into his face.  We shall there find a smile of peace.  No more bossing���������no more dosing.   He  is free at last.   It will be our duty as  men and  neighbors to follow his remains to the graveyard and hear the  dirt fall upon his coflin, and that will  be the end for us���������that is, it will be  the end of Joel Taylor.    But we who  j live on  will  still  have another duty.  j It will be to warn mankind that there  ! are various  kinds of widow  women,  ! and he who marries one of the wrong  . kind will find that sho will sting like  a hornet and bite like an adder."  I    ' M. QUAD.  Ruffling His Temper.  "Got a match ou yer, old sport?"���������  Ally Sloper.  Her Cake.  "Here are some dead flies in youi  cake, dear."  "Is that so? Wonder how In the  world they got in it?"  "I don't know, dear, but 1 can guess  what killed 'em."���������Yonkers Statesman.  Penalizing Night Buyers.  By a special order of the ministry of  the interior persons who ring the night  bell at the chemist's between 10 o'clock  at night aud C o'clock in the moruing  will have to pay a tax of 50 hellers  (fivepence) in addition to the cost of  the medicine or other articles they  wish to obtain. The object of the order is uot to increase the chemists' receipts nor to burden the public with  auy new taxes, but merely to induce  the public to get medicines and drugs  during the hours the shops are open-  that is, from 7 a. in. to 'J p. m.  In urgent cases the fivepence will not  bo charged, the physician marking the  prescription E. N. (Expedilis nocturna).  The chemists have agreed to allow the  assistants ou night duty to keep the  moneys received from the new tux as  some rcitnbursemeut for their extra  labor.���������Vienna Dispatch to Pall Mall  Gazette.  Costly Royal Funerals.  Some foreign papers have been discussing the cost of the recent funeral  of King Carlos aud the crown prince  of Portugal, incidentally recalling the  reported outlay on other royal obsequies. Tit-Bits says that no modern  ruler has been buried at the cost of  Alexander the Great, at whose fuDeral  $5,000,000 was spent, part of the money going toward providing a solid gold  coffin for the dead ruler. Emperor  William of Germany was buried at a  cost of $125,000, and the last rites of  the Grand Duke Nicholas used up  about $200,000. At the funeral of President Carnot ������30,000 was spent on  flowers alone. When the Duke of Wellington was laid to rest in 1852, $350,-  000 was spent, giving him  what has  Ths   Foily  of  Laughing  ���������U times 'tis rankest folly to  Display a smile or e'en a grin;  For instance, who dares to laugh the  time  That  dad,  while  shaving,  cuts his  chin?  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  Good Time  In  an   Irish  daily  paper  there  recently-appeared this advertisement:    !    "Wanl-'d���������A  gentleman   to   under- \ jng'withdifiicuity, told" of the result  take the sale of   a   patent medicine; ! 0f his appeal, an appeal which Mrs.  OiNE HAT, ONE LIFE,  In  Papua the  Fashions Last a  Person's Lifetime.  Papua   is   fust   altering,   in   these  days   of   settlement' and   plantation,  which bid fair to make of Australia's  wonderful  South  Sea  colony  a  rival  to Borneo or tho Malay States���������especially  as the rich  and  valuable  Papuan lands are being offered practically without rent to any one who has  capital  enough  to  work  them.    But  still there is much of the country unknown,  and a great deal that is remarkable for the quaintest of savage  customs. Guama, in Western Papua,  has a tribe of natives who live' and  die  in their hats and  in  little else.  These hats are of plaited fibre, very  large,  conical shaped,  and much resembling   the   Chinaman's   headgear  on   the   well-known    willow   pattern  plate  of  the nursery.    They  are  securely   fastened   to   the   head   with  masses  of  thick,  stiff  clay,   and  (so  far as is known) are never removed at  all.   Strange   to   say,   the   sex   that  clings  so obstinately to the matinee  hat in civilized lands is not the one  that   decorates   itself   with   the. permanent  liat of  Gaima,  the  men. reserving this distinction to themselves.  The  enormous  rivers watering  the  rich lands of Papua  are very swift,  and  ovr-n  the amphibious  native   at  times   finds  it  hard  to  cross  safely.  A curious sight was seen recently by  a   magistrate   on   patrol   duty.    Five  men   etirrving   large   wooden   warrior  shields wished to cross a very wide  and   rapid   river   in   high   flood,   a  stream   that   no   white   man   would  have  ventured   into.    The  ingenious  'Papuans put all llioir goods orr a raft,  dung their shields in .the stream, and  bestriding   tlm   shields   like   mermen  riding on dolphins, worked their way  across    the    torrent    with    powerful  strokes of the logs, driving the raft,  the goods, and the Government official in  front of them.    The Papuan  does  not  stop -at devices  as  simple  as this.   In many parts of the country   he   builds    excellent   suspension  bridges    of   strong   fibrous    creeper,  hundreds   of   feet   long,   and   spans  great  rivers    and .gorges    by  their  means.   White carpenters are now at  work in the dialricls round the capital,  Port Moresby,  bridging the rivers  that  lie  close  to  the  important  rubber   and  coffee   plantations 'with  the ordinary material of civilization,  but the Papuan, looking on at these  new-fasliioned   ideas,   declines  scornfully   to   learn   ffom   them,   ancl   re--  turns contentedly to his ancient engineering of "bushrope" and.stick.  Sang With  Patti.  In a small top back room over a  newspaper shop in Charlotte street,  l-'itzroy Square, lives an old operatic  singer who more than once has sung  with Mine. Patti at Covent Garden,  London.  A quarter of a century ago Signor  Ria was frequently seen in many  leading operatic roles, but of late  years things have been going from  bad to worse with the old man, and  much against his pride he recently  wrote to August van Biene, of "Broken Melody" fame, asking for assistance in his distress.  The old man a few days ago, spoak-  Mr. Alf. Hy. Orth, of Shipley (Ont), says --"While at work recently :[had  (he misfortune to run a rusty wire nail under-my thumb nail, to the depth of  about one and a half inches. The pain was terrible and what feared was, hat  the nail, being so dirty and rusty, would set up festering and blood-po.sonmg.  I knew, from previous experience, how good Zam-Buk was. so I cleaned the  wound, melted a little of the balm, and ran it into the wound The result was  wonderful. It soothed the pain, and the thumb actually d.d not swell. ^-Buk  kept away all inflammation. I was able to goon with my work all the tune, and  in a few days the thumb was as good as ever.  ���������    -  ��������� Za-n-Buk cures cuts, burns, bruises. sPrains. piles, festering sorts, ulcers, *ealdt.  Wo.rfSwiW.TS. varicoie  ulcers. Prairie  itch. "l^"^'^-'", &JJ  leT diseased ankles, and all other skin diseases and !'������('���������������������-    fi^ "E������ ���������,?  ih, burl- affected it cures neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica.   AU Druggists am  8^&S^boVu!r%** ���������������.&. or Post free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for price,  "I    al  ways   _ serve  Perfe  the  advertiser  guarantee!  it  will   be  pioiituble. to the undertaker."  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  always cure my coughs and colds."  Now is the lime to start training for  that animal wivstle with the oleander.  And a dcadheut will continue to be  onr* until he dies.  A Snfe PiM fcr Sufferers.���������There aro  pills that violently purge and fill the  stomach and intestines with pain.  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are mild  and effective. They are purely vegetable, no mineral purgative entering  into their composition and .their effect is soothing and beneficial? Try  them find be..convinced. Thousands  can attest their'great'curative qualities, because thousands owe their  health and strength to timely use of  this moat excellent medicine.  lie isn't much .'of a baker who eats  all the bread he kneads.  Don't stay up all night because you  can't learn it all in one day.  The Past Tense.  "When a man gets a new automobile you must give him credit for hav-  been described  as tbe most splendid; Ing money.'  A woman's train of thought is often  ou the rear of lier dress.  funeral of the nineteenth century.  Not Enough Room.  "Brown is the most narrow minded  man I ever met."  "So?"  "Yes. Whenever two thoughts get  Into his head at the same time they  hump Into each other."���������Judge.  "Not necessarily.   It's merely a sign  that he had money."���������Washington Star.  Not Their Tariff.  First Crook-Aw, say! We won't  got In on this deal they're making so  much fuss about.  Second Ditto-What's that?  First Crook���������A chance at free steal.  ���������Baltimore American.   "Passing the  Hat."  ������ii������������nm������i  wm,  MrasaL*  New  Flags.  The   professional   flag   maker   was  asked what becomes of all the old flags  when a new star, representing a new  state,  must he placed in  the union, ;  "The cheap printed flags," he replied,  "are almost a total loss. Of course we  keep track of legislation as well as we  can and anticipate to a large degree  the dawning of the new star,  while  we work off old stock as fast as possible.  In expensive flags we cut out the  stars and arrange them, with the addition of the new one. In a new union,  according to designs made hy congress  or the war department. The stripes of j  course   never   change.    Personally   I  should like to see the union reformed.  Why not our national emblem, the eagle. In the center, surrounded by all  the stars In oue, two or three circles?"  ���������New York Press.  Emotional Insanity."  A gay young Parisian, De Lalne,  Long courted an hetresa In vain.  When he said, "Now or nlverl"  She answered, "Au riverl"  So  he  promptly,   of  course,   went  la  Seine.  __^^^_ ���������Judge.  He Had.  Walter���������Haven't you forgotten something, sor?  Diner���������Great Scott, yes! My wife  told me to water the plants while sh9 Is  away.���������New York Sun.  van Biene described as "heartbreaking."  "Until Wednesday," he said. "I  hadn't any fire this winter, but he  (Mr. van Biene) and his wife came  as f.ngels and be said: How are you,  old friend?' The fire you sec in the  grate was given bv them.  "I am now Ot years old," he went  on, "and when I was a boy of 16 I  fought with Garibaldi. I started life  as a journalist, but used to sing at  benefit concerts, and made my debut  at  Assises  in  'Favorita.' "  This year Signor Ilia has had only  four engagements���������to sing at "smoking" concerts.  The G.O.M. of Art.  A wonderful Punch'record is that  held by Sir John Tennicl, the famous  cartoonist, who, on the 23th of February, entered upon his ninetieth  year. For over forty years his cartoons appeared week after week in  Punch. Indeed, so regular was their  appearance that during the whole of  this long period Punch only appeared  thirteen times without' a cartoon  bearing the well-known monogram.  "I got. my subject on Wednesday  night," once said Sir John, when  describing his work, "thought it. out  carefully on Thursday and made a  rough" sketch; oh Friday morning I  began, and stuck to it air day with  my nose well down on the block.  The following night the block was  finished, and by Monday evening I  received an advance copy of the following Wednesday's .paper. But I  never had the courage, to open the  packet. I always left it to my sister.  Then I ��������� would take a glance at the  cartoon and receive my weekly pang.  To-day, sad to relate, the famous cartoonist is quite blind. In his own  words���������"My sole occupation now is  Testing."  Mooney's lJertection  Cream   Sodas  with  Welsh   Rarebit,  Creamed Oysters, and  most everything I make  in the chafing dish.   I  can always depend on  Mooney's Biscuit,  being fresh  and   crisp  And they    __  taste so good."  THE MOONEY BI8CUIT & CANDY CO.  LIMITED.  Ctratford, Humllton, Ottawa, Sydney,  Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver.  124  (rfSS  ^  s^S  m@������hey;  BILL I0NES.  The Guileful Girl.  The fellow wna thrifty,  The m- .den was shifty,  And she had hor eye fixed on his pelt  Such shirt wol3ta she bought  As would look���������and why not?���������  A* if made by her dear little self.  ���������Brooklyn Life.  Tying Shoo Lcces.  A way to keep shoe- lac-en tied Is to  make a how In Ihe ordinary way, then  Visort a   buttonhook  iiiideiiientli   the  center of the bow and draw one loop  rind one end through (iinderiiKilh), thus  fjrnlng   the   how   practically   upside  down, or draw one loop through tho  wns no escaping It.   Ho hnd to walk I other nnd pull the "nuf-wnrlng" end, so  up to the rack niid dose.   Then she   tlmt the loppn tire knotted,  Bill Jono3 he owns tho grocery store  Where all tho fellers go  An' set each night an' spin their yurna,  A most impressive row.  Bill seldom spins a yarn himself,  Jest uses of his ears  An' says, In confidence, he don't  Believe quite all he hears.  Bill Jones he sets all by himself  Behind the counter there  An' listens to the things they Bay,  With sad an' patient air,  An' ef ho ketches trade enough  From them who nightly dwell  To pay him fur his light an' heat  He thinks he's doln' well.  BUI Jones ho figures ov'ry night  On paper broad an' brown  The age of ov'ry setter there,  From Undo Ezra down.  BUI says, "Ef they hev done ere much  Kz they mako out, by swish,  '.They've lived two hundred years aplocn  An' ketohod a million flshl"  ���������Joe Cone In Now York Sun.  Chinese Clocks.  In Chinese clocks tho dials turn  round, whllo the hands are stationary.  Thoro nro two dials on euch clock, one  for tho hour, the othor to indicate the  minutes.  Too Late.  Barber (after the shave)���������Hair dyed,  sir?  Customer (baldbeaded)��������� Yes, it died  about ten years ago.���������Chicago Journal  The French Language.  A philologist estimates that of every  hundred words In the French language  thirteen are siiDerlluous.  Wirsless Telegraphy.  It is a somewhat curious fact, perhaps, that as a boy Mr. Marconi, the  value of whose system of wireless  telegraphy has been so strikingly  demonstrated by the saving of. the  passengers of the ill-fated Republic,  showed little signs of cleverness. One  of his teachers, in fact, once said of  him that he could never learn anything by heart. Nevertheless, he was  only twenty-one when- ho began to  startle the world with his demonstrations of wireless telegraphy. In  spite of his fame, Marconi is ono of  the most unassuming of men, and  hates demonstrations. He was once  recognized while walking in Rome.  Immediately a cheering crowd assembled. Marconi bolted into what he  thought was an empty carriage. But  it contained a lady who was too frightened to expostulate. Tho inventor  quickly made his npologies, and the  lady allowed him to remain until,they  i were free of the crowd.  Real English  and  to Measure from  $5.14 to $20.  Cut in Litest London and New York Style, whichever preferred. No  matter what part of the dominion you live in, we undertake to supply  . you with a smart, comfortable Suit, fitting you perfectly, or olherwike  to refund your nionoy In full. The process is simple, merely  fill in a post card and address same to us as below, asking for our  .latest assortment of materials. Together with patterns, we send you  fashion-plates and complete instructions for accurate sclf-measuiement,  tape measure, all sent free and carriage paid. We dispatch your order  within seven days, and if you do not approve, return the goods, and wo  will refund the money.  SUITS and  OVERCOATS  to   maasus'e  from  $5,14  to   $29i  SEND  FOR FREE PATTERNS.  The  World's  measure  Tailors,      /  (Dept   81 ), 60/62 City Rd., LONDON, ENGLAND.  Addresses for  Patterns:  For Toronto and East Canada:  CURZON BROS., c|o MIGHT  DIRECTORIES, Ltd. (Dept. 81)  74-76 Church St., Toronto, Ont.  Please mention thi* paper.  For Winnipeg and the West.'  CURZON BROS.,  clo Henderson Bros. "(LVpt. 81)  279 Garry Street,  WINNIPEG.  scratch  U inuring yourself.against the danger  of ��������� blood-poisoning, festering, or inflammation. As soon as you sustain an injury  ~a scratch from barbed wire, a cut, a  burn, a bruise���������put on a little Zam-Buk,  and then don't worry! Zam-Buk kills the  disease germs, which, entering wounds, set  ' up festering, etc. Hot only so, but Zam-Buk  stimulates tho cells to rapid action, and H  in this way builds up healthy,skin very  quickly; also, it eases pain and smarting.  You have ease, Insurance against blood-  poisoning, and rapid healing���������only Zam-Buk  combines the three I   Try 'It I - ^  Breakfast  Months  A sportsman who had reached one  of the Hudson Bay Company's northern posts where the nights are six  months long, enquired at bed-time  what the breakfast hour was. The  reply came*.  "From half-past March to a quarter  to Mny."     ��������� .      -  Simple Fire Alarm.  A simple hut effective lire alarm may  be made by connecting two pieces of  spring brass with a circuit and keeping tbe ends separated with a piece of  beeswax, which melts unci allows them  to come together when the temperature  begins to got too high.  Repeat  it: ���������"Shiloh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  It sometimes happens that-a marriage license furnishes a man with a  good excuse for trying to drown his  troubles.  Proof Positive  Bronson���������1 noticed your wife sitting hy the window sewing this morning. I thought you told ine yesterday  'shi! was ill.  ��������� Wodson���������So she was, but to-day  she's on the mend.  His  Method  The story teller's tricks are few,  He always starts this way,  Whene'er he stops to talk with yiu;  "1 heard a new ono yesterday."  The moie money a man makes the  less his.wife spends���������if he's a bachelor.  Some people will do almost anything to save trouble, while others are  equally anxious to get rid of it.  Tho loss a man talks the less he  may be suspected of belonging to an  Ananias club.  _ Many a man with wheels thinks he  is the whole political machine.  The more money a man -has the  more he is abused���������and the less ho  cares.  Tho Capital.  Tho capital of the United States was  changed nlno times during tho Revolutionary war.  A woman sometimes considers her.  husband's cleverness to consist solely'  in having married her.  WE   WANT   YOU  To Try  The prilient seldom knows anything  about the medicine the doctor gives  him���������and neither dons the doctor,  once in a while.  - Cochineal Insects.  How loug cochineal Insects live has  not been discovered. Some Investigators state that Ihe period of existence Is measured by hours, while others claim that the minute creatures live  for several days. All agreo, howovcr,  thnt their life Is very short.  -J..  "Are you quite sure of his affection?" risked her friend.  "Yes," she replied, pointing tenderly to her engagement diamond, "here  is the touchstone;".  A short answer may  turn blissful  honeymoon into matrimonial strife.  Any man can afford to be a poet if  lie doesn't need the money.  'W. N. U. No. 736  TEA  The Flavor Will Please You.  I Lead packets only.   At all grocen.  V. _  GASOLINE  MANTLES  Gravity and Hollow wire system.  Htatn which you use.  High Grado Goods.        Prices Right.  Prompt   Shlpmont.  GAS   STOVE   DEPARTMENT,  Winnipeg Eloc. Railway Co.,  322 Main Street. Winnipeg.  a HE IS BACK  AT WORK AGAIN  ABRAHAM.   GARAND'S    RHEUMA-  TISM'CURED BY DODD'S  KIDNEY  PILLS.  JEWEL WEARING AN  ART.  Hi- Suffered .or Five Years and Was  Four, Months off work,  but Dodd'e  j Kidney Pills Cured Him.  Alfred Station, Ont. (Special) .-  After being laid off work for four  months by kidney disease and rheumatism, from which he had been a  sufferer for five years, Abraham Gar-  and, a section man on the railway  here, is back at work again and he  gives all the credit for his cure to  Dodd's Kidney Pills.,  "I am forty-one years old," Mr. Gar-  and said when asked about his cure,  "And have been sectio'n man here for  ten years. For five years I suffered  from kidney disease and, rheumatism,  also sciatica in my right hip, which  descended to my feet. For four months  ' I could not work. Reading of cures by  Dodd's Kidney Pills led me to try  them: I .used nine boxes in all, and  to-day, I am advising all who suffer  fiom rheumatism to use Dodd's Kidney Pills."  Rheumatism and sciatica are caused  by diseased kidneys failing to strain  the .uric acid out of the blood. Cure  the kidneys with Dodd's Kidney Pills  and they will strain the uric acid out  of the blood. Then you can't have  lheumatism.  Couldn't  Fool   Him  ��������� School Visitor (to teacher after the  aiithmetic class has been dismissed)  - "That last boy said six quarts make  one peck. Why didn't ��������� you correct  him?"  Teacher--"Oh, I've tried to teach  him that it' takes eight quarts to make  a pecki'.but it's of no use. He.says  he knows better; his father" keeps a  grocery'store."  CATARRH CANNOT BE' CURED  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS,, as  they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it  you must take internal remedies.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and  mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is not a quack medicine. -It was  prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years and "is  a regular prescription. It is composed  of the best tonics known, combined  with the best blood purifiers, acting  directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is' what produces such .wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send  for testimonials free.  F. J. CHENEY &' CO.. Props.,  '   Toledo, 0.  s Sold by Druggists, price 75c.  Take Hall's  Family Pills  for constipation.  Diamonds Becoming to Few Women.  Brunettes Can Wear Them.  Jewel wearing is an art few women  understand. Wonien should choose  gems becoming to their beauty' and  complexion.  On dull eyed days the eyes will  appear duller with diamonds in the  ears, and the sad,' pale woman will  appear livid wearing pearls.  Diamonds are becoming to few women.. There are brunettes who can  wear them in the ears and appear  well. The pale blond also looks pretty  with diamonds iu her ears, but the  average woman should wear her dio.-  monds elsewhere.  Some wear topaz and other yellow  stones who dare not venture to wear  brilliant colors. , They- take to all  shades of yellow, from amber to the,  pale shades of tortoise shell and gold.'  The amber loving woman has a  creamy complexion. Her skin is clear,  and-a faint red shows in the cheeks.  There is the topaz beauty also, whose  skin is creamy, with a touch of olive  In It. She looks lovely with rubies In  her ears, but pearls are not for her.  Lucky the woman who can wear  coral. A-coral skinned beauty's cheeks  must be as bright as the reddest coral,  with shadings of delicate pink. It is a  .good plan to rub the cheeks with a  rough towel, to massage them with  good creams and use plenty of water,  not forgetting an occasional milk bath.  Turquoises are ^Hfflcult to wear to  advantage.. The stones bring out tho  pallor., Avbaby face with eyes of clear,  shining blue looks well with turquoises  near it. The black eyed woman and  the woman with brownish eyes should  not attempt to wear them, for the  stones are too bright. The woman with  turquoise eyes can wear a string of  blue around-her neck advantageously,  and can'jmt turquoises in her ears.  THE .LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,,.BRITISH COLUMBIA.  a  For Cramps in'the Stomach of Six Years'  , i - Staudinc.  ,  "I was troubled with cramps in -the  stomach for six years. I tried many  kinds of medicine) also was treated  by three doctors.  "They-said that I had nervous dyspepsia. I took the medicine for two  years, then I got sick again and gave  up all  hopes of getting cured.  "I saw a testimonial of a nan whose  case was similar to mine,,being cured  by Peruna, so thought I would give it  a trial. I procured a bottle at once,  and commenced taking it.  . "I have taken nineteen bottles, and  am entirely cured. I believe Peruna  is all that is claimed for it."���������Mrs. J.  C. Jamison, 61 Marchant St., Watson-  ville. Cal.  Trouble   Upstairs  It was in a'Cobalt hotel that the  guest, registering in'the office, heard  a succession ' of loud yells. "What  in the world is" that?���������a murder going  on upstairs?" he demanded.  "No," said the clerk,.as he slammed  the books and lounged towards the  stair's. "It's the spring bed up in  Number Five. That tenderfoot up  tliere don't get the hang of it, and  u\cry few days he gets one o' the  spiral springs screwed into him like  a shirt stud. I guess I'll have to go  up if there ain't anything I can do for  you in a few minutes."  THE HOME CARPENTER.  A   Fatal   Breath  Brookton.(with statistical bent)���������Do  you know, old man, I've just been  reading up a lot of statistics on present-day mortality, and I have learned  some remarkable things. Why,, every  time Inbreathe a man dies!  Brockton (comprehendingly) ��������� By  the great autofunics! Then why in  the name of the census don't you  chow cloves?���������Philadelphia Ledger.  BETTER   THAN   SPANKING.  Spanking does not cure children of  bed-wetting. There is a constitutional  cause for this trouble. Mrs.- M. Sum-,  mors, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will  send free to any mother her successful  home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her  to-day if your children trouble you  in this way. Don't blame the child,  the chances are it can't help it. This  treatment also cures adults and aged  people troubled with urine difficulties  by day or night.  Seeking   Information  "These booze' jokes "aren't always  on the men," said Fred Wade at the  Pleiades Club. '.'New Year's Day a  fine looking woman rushed into Shan-  Icy's.   ���������  " 'Was my husband in here last  night?'*she faltered.  " 'Yes,' said the proprietor.  "'And 'was I with him?' she demanded to know in tones more tremulous still."���������Philadelphia Record.  Little five-year-old Margie had received a handsome "doll at Christmas,  and 'her mother asked her what she  thought of it. '  "Oh, it's just lovely," answered  Margie, "but I had boon hoping all  along it would be twins."  Her Values  "My dearest one," he said.  That was during the courtship stunt  "J\Iy dearest one," ho said again.  But that was after he had been ap-  pi'intod freight   payer   of   the matri-  nunial combine.  e������r  HOUSE CLEANING  Instead of being a monotonous drudgery becomes a  labour of love when Sunlight  helps you. Remember���������Sunlight does all the work,  at half the cost and In  half the time of other  Soaps.  The race isn't always to the swift.  Sometimes it is to the wise man who  knows how to fix things.  Won Fame on its Merits.���������The unbounded popularity that Dr.'Thomas'  Eclectric Oil enjoys is not attributable  to any elaborate advertising, for it  has not been so advertised, but is entirely due to' the -merits ' of <this' Oil  as a medicine. In every city, town and  hamlet in the country it is sought  after solely because of its good qualities.  Seif-Preservation  First Suburbanite ��������� "That chap  BJuffkins owes everybody in town."  Second Suburbanite���������"Yet he rides  about in an-auto." ,  First Suburbanite���������"He confided to  me that he had to get away from his  creditors somehow."  Couldn't be  Fooled  It was in  the midst of a violent  scene.   The indignant wife had spared  neither-tears nor reproaches, when her  husband interrupted her brutally:  '.'My dear, tears are useless/' he  said. "I have discovered on analysis  that tears contain a little phosphate  of. lime, some chlorate of sodium, and  that's all."  Many Women T'ake Courses In Manual Training.  The thrifty'woman does her own odd  jobs around the house. To wait for her  husband is hard on the patience, and  dependence on a carpenter- for little  breaks Is both a time and money  waster.   ��������� - ._  Many women today are taking a simple course in manual training for no  other reason than to be independent  when a chair breaks down or a faucet  springs aleak. Light sets of tools are  made especially for their use, and they  soon acquire a skill as to quite disprove the old nail driving slander.  There are housekeepers who can put  on a washer, tinker with a broken  grate or put in burned out fire brick as  well as a professional. They learn how1*  to. supply missing panes of glass or  scrape and do over a chair or table.  One young woman who iu the zeal  of keeping her new home iu good condition took lessons from an old carpenter In repair work soon developed such  an aptitude with tools that she studied  woodcarving and upon the death of  her husband carried it on successfully  as a profession.  Skill in mending is a particularly  useful accomplishment for a woman  who lives in the country, or far from a  carpenter." If there is uo way to take  a course in manual training, a carpenter or plumber can generally, be found  who will teach the rudiments of repairing for a small fee.  Same  Tastes  Muggins���������My ' wife always makes  over her old gowns.  Buggins���������And my wife satisfies herself with, picking the gowns of the  other woman to.pieces.  Good Enough for That  "How   was   that  batch    of    funny  stories?" asked the editor.  ''Rotten," said the sub-editor.   -  "Oh,   well,  run  'them  together  as  personal   reminiscences  of   the  late  Mr. Gimlet, tho famous wit and after-  dinner speaker, and I guess   they'll  go."  The merits of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup as a sure remedy for  coughs .and colds are attested by  scores who know its power in giving  almost instant relief when the throat  is sore -with coughing, and the whole  pulmonary region disordered in consequence. A bottle of this world-famed  Syrup will save doctor's bills, and a  great deal of suffering. Trice 25 cents  at all dealers.  Woman's Rights  "Madame, do you believe in  woman's rights?" asked the fan standing in tho car.  "I do," she replied shortly.  "Excuse me,"*he went on, "I am  hut an ignorant male seeking light.  Mny I ask if you construe these  rights to include the privilege of  spreading your really becoming skirts  over three scats?"  Thereupon she condensed herself,  lie took a seat, and conversation  flagged.���������Philadelphia   Ledger.  -If people could live on food for  thought the baker and butcher, would  have to retire from business.  .Fools never listen to the wise; but  the wise occasionally give ear to  fools.  Too  Common  When high ideals decadent pass,  Good men must all object;  The Ananias Club, alas!  No longer seems select.  x���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A woman gets a lot of satisfaction  out of her belief that other women  envy her.  BEAUTY HINTS.  Lightning never strikes twice in the  same place,' which is just as well,  considering how frequently it strikes  in the wrong.place.  "I purchased a bottle of  Scott's Emulsion and immediately commenced to  improve. In all, I think I  took 14 bottles, and my  weight increased from 133  pounds to 184 pounds in  less than six months. I  know from personal results  the efficacy of Scott's  Emulsion."���������FRED.R.  STRONGMAN, 417 Bath-  urst St., London, Ont.  Let us send you a copy of  Mr. Strongman's letter. He  had a trying experience, had  got run down  built him up, as it has thousands of others.  The strengthening and flesh-  producing properties of  Scott's Emulsion, are unequalled by any other preparation, and it's just as good  for the thin, delicate child as  for the adult. Be sure to get  Scott's". It's been the standard of the world for 35 years,  and is worth many times the  cost of the numerous imitations and substitutes.  AM, DRUGGISTS  Lot nt tend ymi n full copy nf Mr.  Stroncmnu'alrttcrnnd>"imocthi<>llt'<rs-  turo on Uitt aubjuut. Juat wuntlou tl.U  paper.  scorr & bowne  126 Wellington St., W.        Toronto  To improve the contour of the face  try filling the cheeks with air and letting it explode with a soft explosive  sound. Do this fifteen or twenty times  a day.  A glass of hot water taken just after  rising, a half hour before breakfast,  will cure indigestion.  Very hot water externally applied  will stop dangerous bleeding.  It is as Important not to got too thin  as too fat, as either condition makes  even a young girl look several years  older than her actual age. A girl who  considers herself fully grown should  ascertain what Is the correct weight  for hei* height and then try to attain  and maintain that standard.  Peroxide of hydrogen is a harmless  bleach when used in moderation. Pour  a little In a saucer and apply with a  soft linen cloth. It may be used several times a week .without Injury.  Overplump girls' should carefully  study their figures and decide wherein they are faulty. Usually the waist  line is too high. Tho waist may be  lengthened by touching the floor with  the finger tips twenty times every  morning. This practice is better than  ��������� wearing shape making corsets, for  when the waist Is too tightly confined  the figure loses its natural grace and  case of movement.'  Somersaults are not dignlQed, but  they are one. of the best of all weight  reducing exercises. They will take  off fat rapidly aud safely���������barring a  few bruises���������unless one has a tendency to heart weakness.  Weakness of the heart is indicated  by brcathlcssness after any slight exertion and by such evidences of Imperfect circulation as pale finger nails  and cold extremities.  The harder the toothbrush the more  effectually it cleans the teeth.  Alcohol or ether will dry the hair  quickly, but it will turn the hair gray.  One cannot have a pretty hand If the  Qngers are broad at the tips. Pressing  down on the ends of the fingers from  the first joint to the tip will, If done  many times a day, remedy this defect.  Before starting for a lengthy morning walk n glass of milk should be  Indulged Iu.  To get the full value of cold cream  It must be let dry on the face. H  takeu time for the skin to absorb It  A RELIABLE MEDICINE  FOR YOUNG CHILDREN  On the word of thousands ' of  mothers in all parts of Canada who  have used Baby's Own Tablets there  is no other medicine so good in curing  all the minor ills of babyhood and  childhood. And we give you the guarantee of a government analyst that  the medicine is safe and contains no  opiate or poisonous drug. Mrs. L.  Murphy, St. Sylvester, Que., says:���������  "I find Baby's Own Tablets the safest ancl best medicine for all stomach  and bowel troubles and strongly recommend them to othor mothers."  Sold by medicine dealers or by mail  at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  If a man marries for money he may  be able to make his wife believe he  didn't���������for a week or ten days.  There may be other corn cures, but  Followay's Corn Cure stands at the  head of the list so far as results are  concerned.  ���������   Repeat it:���������" Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds.". -  -And  The  Parson   (making  a  call)  arc- you the eldest?  Little Elsie���������No, sir; there are two  older than me.  . The Parson���������And   what   are   their  names?  Little Elsie���������Papa and mamma.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Burns, etc.  Four-year-old Allen had been given  n Noah's Ark on his birthday.    One  day he put the animals all in, shut  the door and sat silent for some time.  "What are you waiting for, Allen "  "Waiting for it to rain," he replied  To whom it may concern:'This is to  certify that I have used MINARD'S  LINIMENT myself as well as prescribed it in my practice where a liniment was required, and never failed  to get the desired-effect.  C. A. KING, M. D.  STORIES OF LORD NORTHCOTE.  He Once Bore a Kiss and a Sausage  For a  Girl  to  Her  Lover.  Apropos of Lord Northcote's name  being mentioned as a -probable successor to Earl Grey in Canada, it  may be noted that; his lordship was  once made curious use of while Governor-General of Australia.' Strolling  one night .through an avenue of sombre trees to a friend's house' to dinner, he was suddenly pounced upon  by a maid-servant, who kissed him'  effusively and pressed a little parcel  into his hand.  "Here's a sausage for you. I can't  come out to-night, as master has company," she whispered, and as mysteriously disappeared. -    ' -  When he got-to the house, he found  one of his servants loitering by the  gate.  "What are you doing here?" asked  Lord  Northcote.    '  "I'm waiting for my sweetheart,"  the man stammered.  "Where is she?"  "In service here."  "Ah,  then I am right.    Here i  sausage  from   your  sweetheart,   n  sho wishes mo to tell you that she  cannot come out to-night, as her master has company." . ������������������  Seeing that the man looked nervous, he added kindly:  "She also gave me n kiss for you;  but-perhaps you would .rather wait  till you see her. Here is five shillings  instead."  An enterprising newspaper reporter who once happened to be holidaying at the same seaside resort as  Lord Northcote took the occasion by  the hand by asking for some advice  on a policy his paper proposed to  adopt.  "Advice I nm always chary of,'-'  said his lordship. "It is so cheap, so  easy. I remember some years ago  watching a boy pushing a heavy cart  up a hill. The hill was steep; (he  boy thin. He bent forward at the  work till he was almost horizontal.  'Push it up zic-zag',' I cried, 'and you  will find it will go much" easier.'  "The boy snarled back: 'Not so  much of yer bloom'n' advice.. Come  and give's a shove.'"  , ��������� .....  on-alcoholic  rsapai  If you think you need a'tonic,!  ask your doctor. If you think [  you need something for yourS  blood, ask your doctor. If you j  think you would like : to' tryj  Ayer's non-alcoholic Sarsapa-  rllla, ask your doctor. Consult him often. Keep in close j  touch with him.  Wo publtflk stir formulas  JL  vers w  aSaaBaaamsawuma  W������ banlih alcohol I  froa our aiadlolneg E  W������ urfi you to G  consult jour  doctor  BonrsBD  Ask your doctor to name some'of the  results of constipation. His long list will,  begin with sick-headache, biliousness,  dyspepsia, thin blood, bad skin. Then  asf Jilm if he would recommend your  using Ayer's Pills. > -   Undo by tho J. 0. Ayor Co.. Lowell, H������f..~���������  Repeat  it: ��������� "Shibh's Cure will always  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  A wise man never asks a woman her  age; he simply tells her she doesn't  look it.'  S.ome people never get too old 'to  lei in, and some others never get old  enough to learn anything.  Why They  are   Wise  "Have you 'Love Letters of Wise  Men?' " she asked timidly.  "No, miss," responded the clerk in  the book department. r  "And why not?"  "Because wise men never publish  their love letters."  Hopeless  If some people were to think twice  before speaking they would probably  forget what they wantec to say.  Suspicious  The person who, on examining a  home-made hen house, remarked that  "it looked as if some fellow had built  it himself," has a kindred spirit to a  delightfully simple old lady, noted  for her naive comments. In a street  car not'long ago she noticed a man  carrying a shotgun and a blanket  roll.  "Look at him," she whispered to  her companion. "He looks as if he  were going to spend the night somewhere."���������Youth's Companion.  It takes a wise man to write a letter  ti a woman that doesn't mean anything.  He's a wise man who makes the mistake of guessing a woman's age too  young.  It often happens that after putting  up a big bluff a man falls over it.  A woman is somewhat of a fast express���������unless she is tongue-tide.  Forgetful  "Young man," began the aged  gentleman, "I am seventy years old,  and don't remember having told a  lie."  "That's too bad," tlm young man  replied. "Can't you have" something  done for your memory?"  Say, Girls!-  Honest, now girls, no joking���������honest  Injun���������what is your own private  opinion of the new soup bowl hat?���������  Los Angelc3 Express.  What's the Matter  W. N. U. No. 735  Too many people make the mistake  of putting up ifioir future happiness  a& collateral for the loan of a fow  dollars.  And you can't always tell by a girl's  looks whether she has a cold in her  head or is in love.  To render marriage a'success the  husband must be patient and the wife  a martyr.  Might doesn't always mako right;  occasionally it falls down while try*  ing to make good.  It is thin and watery, the lips and  gums are pale, the whole system is  weak and run down.  The food fails to supply the necessary  nutrition and to got well you must  use such treatment as Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food.  Your mirror shows you that the lips  and gums aio pale and the inner eyelids without color.  What can he the matter? You arc  anaemic. There is a deficiency in the  quality or quantity of blood in your  body. The food you eat fails to make  good this shortage. You must use  some preparation that will supply in  'condensed form the elements from  which'blood is made.  Now Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is ex  octly what is.required in ailments of  this nature, for it is above all else an  enricher and builder of the blood.  Women and girls are particularly  subject to anaemia. The feminine system demands an ���������immense amount of  blood in carrying on its functions and  unless the system is strong and well  nourished there is likely to follow a  bankruptcy in the blood supply.  Such symptoms as loss of appetite,  lack of interest in the affairs of life,  feelings o( languor and fatigue, impaired digestion, shortness of breath,  dizziness and fainting, cold hands and  feet, heart palpitation and weaknesses  and irregularities are an indication of  anaemia or bloodlcssness.  Do not delay treatment thinking  that you will got all right, for anaemia  in its pernicious form is oftou incurable.  Get all tlio sunlight and fresh air  you can get and add to the richness of  tho blood by using Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food.  You will soon note improvement under this treatment and can prove the  benefit derived by keeping a record  of your increase in weight. fiO cents n  box, 0 boxes for ?2.fi0, nt all donlors  or Eclmanson, Dates & Co., Q'oronto.  The   Old  Story  I'm the War Clou-I I    I'm the War  Cloud!  And I'm hovering all right;  At the old stand, doing business,  You'll find ine right and tight.  But I'm weary of the Balkans,  And the fate  I do condemn  Making me, where'er I start from,  Wind up all the time with them.  - ISaltimore American.  Sleeplessness.���������Sleep is the great re  storer, and lo be deprived of it is 0  vital loss. Whatever may be the cause  of it, indigestion, nervous derangement or mental worry, try a course  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. By  regulating the action of the stomach,  where the trouble lies, they will restore normal conditions and healthful  sleep will follow. They exert a seda  five force upon the nerves and wherr-  there is unrest they bring rest.  Worn  Out  "Yon look so pale and thin. What's  got you?"  "Work. From, morning to night,  and only a one-hour rest."  "How long have you been at it?"  "I begin to-morrow."  A Popular Leadar.  One of the most striking and popular figures in the Nonconformist pulpit to-day is the Rev. J. H. Jowett,  who is to be president of the British  Free Church Council for 1910. Mr.  Jowett is the youngest man who has  ever been elected to this responsible  position. He is only forty-five years  of age, but he has crowded an immense amount of work into his life.  For thirteen years he has been minister of Carr's Lane Chapel, Birmingham, where Dr. Dale was amongst  his predecessors. Mr. Jowett only  heard Dr. Dale preach once, and the  sermon so impressed him that he  stayed behind after the service to  thank Dr. Dale for the benefit he had  derived from  his discourse.  The pulpit manner of Mr. Jowett  himself is very impressive. He. relies  on no dramatic gestures or force of  voice to drive truths home, but in  a calm, dispassionate manner he  leans over the front of the pulpit and  quietly takes the congregation into  his confidence. But although he  rarely raises' his voice, the softness  of which reminds one very much of  the late C. H. Spurgeon, his utterances are so clear that a word is rarely missed. Mr. Jowett likes nothing  better than to work in the open air,  and during the summer it is in his  garden that the majority of his sermons are thought out, and where the  "Bible Talks," which are such a  popular feature of The Sunday Strand,  are written.  SELECTED  r'lFor the WEST.  BEST for the mo3t Critical  ' Buyer.   BEST for the Econ-  'omist.    The  quality  of your  seed    contributes   everything  to  your  success/'    Insist on  McKenziels Seeds,    grown  for the West.   Address  BRANDON  or  ������ALGAR1  ���������Tffi!  WRITE  FOR  CATALOG  A. E. MCKEMZfE CO., LTD,  TO A STENOGRAPHER. '  Lady typist, blond and fair,        /  Sitting so serenely there,  Pray forgive me if I dare  To ask a favor.  I, who am your humble slave,  Tremble as this boon I crave.  Feeling (usually brave)   ���������  My courage waver.  For tomorrow morn at half- '���������'  Past eleven (do not. laugh I) - ',  1 expect my better half  And her dear mother, -'   ���������  Who are curious to see  What my oflice life may be,  So your scorn for them and mi  Please try to smother.  And, although you've naught to d������  It were best for me and you  If you, lady, mtde a few  Attempts to hustle.  It will please them. I confess,  If you wear a simpler dress;  Try to look a little less  Like Lillian Russell.  Be prepared your part to play;  Don't appear too smart or gay;  Work as If you earned the pay  For which you're hired;  Show a more subservient air;  Shake your haughty, languid stare.  Or, by the pencils in your hair,  They'll have you fired!  ���������J. Adair .Strawson In Fuck.  Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia  First Step  "I under.-land that your friend has  taken pn*l:ininary steps towards dive, rce."  "Why, he was married only this  mcrning."  "Yes. That was what 1 had in  mind."- Philadelphia Ledger.  Why They Object  Mrs. Knagg���������"I'm sure I don't sec  what reason my boarders have to complain. I treat 'cm just like members  ot the family."  Mr. Knagg���������"That's the reason, mv  dear."  Symptoms of the house-cleaning epi  demic are becoming more evident  daily, and the horrible thing about if  *'= that then; is no preventive.���������In-  rhnnapoiis News.  The improved quality of living nowadays may he worth the additional  cost, but that is poor consolation to  tl-i* man who hasn't the price.  The average woman likes to allude i  t-i   her  husband's   wages   as  his  in  conic.  Sweet and palatable, Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator is acceptable to  children, and it does its work surely  and promptly.  It's ns difficult for some people to  be good as it is for others to make  good.  Curicus   Marriage   Tangle.  An extraordinary marriage complication was explained in the Lincoln  (Eng.) Police Court recently, when a  girl named Rix applied for an order  against a Mansfield pitman named  Herbert Hall.  The parties had' been married at  Lincoln registry office, but after living together and having one child the  man discovered that he had married  his own niece by half-blood relationship, which was illegal. John Richardson, chairman of the bench and a  well-known Socialist, asked if it were  not possible to persuade the people to  live together. The legal barrier, he  said, was a very silly piece of canonical law, which ought to be entirely disregarded.  Eventually the magistrates made an  order against the rntin to pay GO cents  a week to his "wife'' in respect of  the child.  Balzac's House.  A pretty aud very grateful exercise  of authority was that which has just  "classed" Balzac's house. Henceforth  It Is to rank ns a "historic monument." You may visit it if you like  next time you go to Paris. Write to  the conservateur for permission; then  look for the tablet In the Rue Raymond that bears the inscription, "In  this house lived Honore de Balzac,  1842-1848." It Is the only surviving  abode of the author of the "Comedle  Humalne."���������Boston Transcript -  - -  Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.  After losing a case a lawyer is willing lo "try, try again"���������ns long ns his  c-'ient is willing to pay the freight.  Hard to Please  "No man on earth is good enough  fo.- a woman," she said positively.  "That's right, I guess," he replied.  "I never yet hoard of a man being  able to please one."  Not ��������� Family Peculiarity.  "Yes, he's tho odd ono of tho old millionaire's family. Never seems to do  Whut tho others do, you know."  "So I'vo heard."  "Yes, and the strangest aud queerest thing about him 1b"���������  "What?"  "That he stays married!"���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  A New Pe;r.  The elevation of Mr. John Sinclair,  M.P., to the peerage, makes the  seventh member of Sir Henry Camp-  bell-Bannerman's Government who  has gone up to the House of Lords.  Like Mr. Haldane, Mr. Sinclair is a  product of Edinburgh Academy, which  establishment'������������������therefore enjoys the  distinction of having a couple of former students in the Cabinet. Mr.  Sinclair was a soldier before he took  to politics. He got his medal and  clasp in the Soudan, and ultimately  became private secretary to the late  Sir Henry Campbcll-Biinnerman. He  wns on great terms nf intimacy with  the late Prime Minister, who left him'  all his. correspondence nnd private  papers to be dealt with solely at his  discretion.  The Australian Blacks.  It is believed by many persons that  the blacks in Australia are dying out.  As a matter of fact, says a correspondent of The London Standard, no such  thing is happening. The belief, however, is easily explained. As civilization advances, and it is yearly advancing, the blacks recede farther and farther into the back blocks and unknown country save a few who have  acquired the craving for opium or  drink. These latter succumb amid the  advancing . wave of civilization and  seldom leave any children. Those who  have passed inland, if they 7 do not  increase, have certainly not decreased,  In some few cases whole tribes havo  died out when civilization has reached them, but these have usually been  Bin all tribes.  No Reason  Friend Don't the police know anything about the burglary?  The Victim���������I don't think so. I  don't suspect the police.  "He's  familiar   with   all   the   bc������t  cellars."  "A great render?"  "Yea; he roads gas meters."  Life is often a sentence nt harl  labor���������with something added for good  behavior.  To  His Aunt's  Daguerreotypa.  Tlmt quaint poke bonnet cost no losa  Nor nioro thim dollars four, I guess;  Her flowered frock, perhaps a live;  Tho palm leaf shnwl, 113 I'm alive, ..'  No moro than ton; licr sash of ptnk,  So soft and sweet, live more, I think.  That's twenty-four.   Oh, could 1 find  A girl like tills. Just to my mind-  Such hair, such eyes and such a face,  Such    BhouUlers    carrlod    with    such  grace,  So dear, bo slmplo���������or���������what not���������  I'd knool and woo hor on the spotl  ���������Brooklyn Life.  Eng-and's  Living,Boy  Bishop.  A boy bishop is certainly an anomaly, and yet there is .one: he is Master Ralph Bnnkos, ��������� of"Kingston Lacy,  and he is a lay bishop of Wimborne  Minster, a title which has belonged  to his family for centuries.  This child is at present eight years  of age, and inherited his present dignity-with liis estates on his father's  death.  Lying. _  It was said of Dr. Johnson that he  always talked ns though he were taking an oath. He detested the habit of  lying or prevaricating in the slightest degree and would not allow his  servants to say he was not at home if  he was. "A servant's strict regard  for the truth," said he, "must be weakened by such a practice. If I accustom my servant to tell a He for me,  have I not reason to apprehend that  he will toll It for himself?" A strict  adherence to truth the doctor considered as n sacred obligation, and in relating the smallest anecdote he would  not allow himself the minutest addition to embellish his story.  According to a woman's point of  view it Is always the sins of the fathom that arc vlailed upon the 'children.  The average mini begins to sit up  and take notice when-he hears a noise  like a silk skirt.  And il sometimes happens that n  man is married to Ida bogs.  No Room For Doubt.  Miss DoPlnyuo-I wonder If Mr. Wiley knows that I'm an heiress?  Miss Peach ley--Was he attentive to  you?  Miss DePIayuo��������� Unusually so.  Miss Peachley-Then ho knowB.���������Chicago News.  Just WUhln'.  Now, wIbIi for tho weather���������  Tho moonlight In the lano,  An' the thno you'll tako your sweetheart  To tho grindln' of tho enne.  When you'll fool your heart o-goln'  Like a silver band a-ulaybV,  An' you're takln' of your owoothoart  To tho crlndln' of tho cane.  -Allunta Con*mutton.  It is a Tonic you want! Physicing lowers  the system and makes it more susceptible  to disease. The winter months have been  a great strain upon your vitality and unless you put the blood in good  condition all manner of evils will overtake you. PSYCHINE is the  Greatest of Tonics and should be taken by every one nt this season  of the year. PSYCHINE assists the gastric juices and ferments in  their digestion of the food, cleanses the mucous membrane of the  Stomach,, and has an invigorating and beneficial effect on the muscles  and nerves. For Catarrh of the Stomach, Ulceration or Weak Stomach, Dyspepsia, the use of PSYCHINE is strongly advisable. ���������  PSYCHINE acting on the Stomach restores it to a healthy condition,  then acts through tho stomach upon all tho vital organs, creates an appetite, bringing  renewed vitality and strength to the entire system and enables It to throw off disease  of every kind. It is the greatest health*,  giver known to medical science.  J Sand to Dr.T. A. 8L0CUM, Limited, Toronto,  for ������ tioo Hnuiplj to-day. All drur.-Rl.it* Mid  iwnw������oUlJaVUUl.\Eut40o<uid������l ver bottle. -ti.-.".        .w-.*"  '���������V-:R  ���������^r^7^m^f:;^f^z^^  THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD.    DR1TIS1I    COLUMBIA.  nmmiwwji  &.  1  CM  ^  ������SO  PHOENIX  The nearest hotel to the  %$~ tirauby mines. Ono of tlie.  largest (lining' rooms in the.  ..oity. Tliu b;ii* is replete  wl-th nerve bracers of ;.ll  'kinds, ami the must fragrant cigars. .Drop up ami  see me.  A. 0. J0HNS0N  J'UOI'IUHTDU.  g  V  ������������������*  .Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  % 0. tftelin ������ Co., nelson  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO  B. C,  is a comfortable home for all  twho travel to that city.  ���������Q0.CKLJ3 .& PAPWORTH".  CITV  Eagga^e transferred- to  uny part of the City. Eur-  niture moved to any part of  the District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER  THE LEDGE  c  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price i.s $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  J:\50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B'. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBUSHER.  GREENWOOD   B.   C. MAY <u, i9of)  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and  Repaired.  Dry Cleaning a Specialty.  GliblENWOOD, B. C.  Get your Seed Grain at  IN FERRY  jBlue Stem Wheat, Seed Oats,  Seed Rye.  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening    Night-Cap.".  Buttermilk a specialty duriug the  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey, Prop.  AT THE  Hotel = Balmoral  In Phoenix the dining room will  please the gaairononiieally critical,  jthe beds bring sweet repose, while  the beverages in the bar will appease any ordinary, human thirst,  pliners, muckers, tourists and mil-  iionaires always welcome.  J. A. MeJiASTER, Proprietor.  JtfeuumafketHotel  ,Ts the home for all tourists  .and .millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British \ Columbia.  HEHB.Y. STEGcE.   PB.OPR.  fifmmmmmmmmmammmi   ���������**iiini������i  i    ��������� ������������������ wn nnn i an   m   T$EJffOf4T HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  ���������plan. Nothing j-ellov,- about  .^the house except the gold iu  t'-e safe.  MeJoi?e   &   Trrcgillus  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  Lkt us���������celebrate.  Ciiiki-- Baxiu;iiy deserves great  credit for   placing the Newmans  'where they belong, and it is hoped  that he will yet laud tho Thomet  murderers. '  "With the varied resources of  the Boundary, it is ridiculous that  the business men of Greenwood  should consider themselves dependent ,upon the whims of the B.  C. Copper company.  Tiik coal strike is settled and  coke will come and the mines and  talk it over with the judge, and  see how quickly and how easily  the trained legal mind when placed  in an impartial position will get at  the truth. Have you ever noticed  that after hours* of examination  and cross-examination and browbeating by counsel, all the facts of  the case were brought put and a  decision arrived at from the fow  quiet questions asked witnesses by  the judge ? The lawyer is paid to  do his utmost for bis client, and if  he didn't do so he would have to  engage in mucking or some other  employment that tends more to  physical thau mental development.  Ax agreement that has as its  basis "the open shop and no discrimination against union men!' is  an absurdity. The "open shop"  is the greatest possible discrimination against the union man. He  enters into an agreement withhis  employer to clo a certain amount  of work for a stipulated wage.  This remuneration lias been found  to be reasonable in so far as a fair  profit to the employer and the  necessaries of life to the employee  are concerned. The union man  has spent years in learning his  trade, just as tho lawyer, tbe par-'  son, the doctor, aud' the dentist  have done. Like these gentlemen  he has united with other members  of his craft for the protection of his  own interests, lie does not prohibit anyone from learning his  trade, but like the members of the  learned professions, he does insist  oup, whether before your face or  behind your back, is not such that  they will censure you wheu absent, and offer to die for you when  present:  From ono indiscreeo person in  an assembly a host of the prudent-  may get hurt. If" they- fill a cistern to the brim with rose water  and let a dog fall into it, the .whole  will be contaminated.  Keep thy inside unincumbered  with victuals that tlio light of good  works may shine within tbeo, but  thou art void of good wisdom ancl  knowledge because' thou art filled  up to the nose with food.  The braggart can discern onh ���������  his own precious person ; he ,wil.  draw tbe veil of conceit all around  him. Were fortune to bestow  upon him God's.all searching eye,  he would find nobody weaker than  himself.  . Were our fortune to be increased  in proportion to our knowledge,  none could bo scantier than tbe  share of the fool; but fortune will  bestow .such wealth upon" the ignorant as shall astonish a hundred  of the learned.  Dealer in Coal,- Wood, Ties,: Poles, etc.   Heavy Teaming  to any part of the District.  Unequalled for Domestic Use,"  smelter will start and everything on a degree of efficiency in  order  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C, has a line or nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mouo-  tain town ol the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  tbe miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  "   fragrant cigars in the bar.  % y. CHiSHoLar, rupi-KiETOR.  THE LEDGE  Just $2 a year  In Advance,  J. E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  GREENWOOD  and MIDWAY  will boom. The resolution crop  was harvested last year. It is a  deucedly noxious weed.  Banks in Canada pay the government 5 cents for tbe privilege  of issuing a dollar bill. On this 5  cents invested they charge' at least  7 Chnts interest annually. Beats a  hold-up game, and then some.  Ik '���������an ounce of prevention is  worth a pound of cuiv," the holdup business in this district has been  adequately dosed, with a "'right  smart" of cure thrown in. British  justice may bo slow, but it takes a  a firm grip when it fastens.  The grand jury want a rigid inspection of milk and intoxicants.  What is the use of kicking about  luxuries like milk ? Milk can be  bought in cans, and good enough  for any kid, but the grand jury  took a commendable stand in  recommending that tho necessaries  of life be pure as possible.  If the mayor will call a public  meeting ,;thcre should be no difficulty in having a big celebration  on Dominion Day. "We can all  drop our little prejudices, take our  coats off and push like blazes when  there is something in sight to push  for. Have a public meeting, everybody get into the collar and the  celebration, a big crowd and a good  time is assured.    Thiuk it over.  that his calling may not be brought  into disrepute and his earning  power lessened. When a fledgling  or- quack' breaks into law or medicine and cuts current rates of jaw  or carving he is taken before a  justice of tbe peace . and fined.  When an inexperienced person appears at a mine and cuts rates he  is put to work, although he may  may endanger the lives of hundreds of people. The open shop iu  mine and smelter is a constant  menace to the lives of experienced  workers, therefore it is the greatest  posisible discrimination agaisst  union men, for it not only injures  their pockets but it also endangers  their lives, and' if a quack doctor  is not allowed to expermiment on  the lives of the'public iu order to  make a few dollars for himself,  there can be no good reason why  a quack mine manager should be  allowed to experiment with tbe  lives of his employees in order to  make a few dollars for his company-.  Selected.  Tonight.  Tonight.  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a.'in,, aud for Oroville at 2:110  p. in. J. Mc'Donki.l,.  LOWERY'S. CLAIM  During tlm 87 inonlliH tlmt Lowery'h  pniiii was on c.-irtli it did biislncs-i /ill  pver  the   world.     It   yvn*   the   most  unique, independent' ourl ftiarlnss jour-  fial oyer produced in C'/irimln.    I'ulftlcal  find tlHrologlu'il eiKiinli'HtmrMiwI it with  flio vonorn of a  niltliiHimkc until tho  frovornuiiMit shut it out of the. rnriilM,  and its editor ct'nwid   to   publish   it,  iriitly on account of a'l.-iJ-.y liver and  mrtly bectune it taken a pile of money  ,o run a papor thai Is outlawed, 'Jhern  jirn still 25 different editions of thin con-  fjeiiined journal in print.   Rend lOcnnte  aud get ono or f2 50 and (ret the hunch  *    p Jt. T LOWEltV.    '  tjreciiwooij, p. C.    I  ItohiMTMl of Lbjuor T.luunHi).  Take Notice'that I, (far tliu C. Tli-imet, of MM-  way,intend applylii),' to llic Su|H'riutendoiit of  I'rovlneiiil l'ollce. itt the expiration of one  month from tlio ditto horeof, lor a renewal of  my hotel licence ,'for tlio premises known as trie  .Midway Hotol, (it Midway, 11. 0.  Dated this Ktli d.iy of Mny, Wt).  IJKKTHA 0. TIIOMCT.  Tiik evangelistic services in  Greenwood were a great success.  Some of their methods of advertising are startling to the older  people. The object is to get the  people to their meetings. We confess to being a little startled one  day on being handed a card  AUDITORIUM 1  HEAR  AVOODSIDE  REYNOLDS  I-'KEK.  Looked somewhat like a vaudeville  announcement, but the cliurchs  are fafct becoming modernized and  aro beginning to see the value of  effective advertising. And, then,  so startliiigly different from the  methods in vogue when the Sermon on the Mount was preached.  Some of us are getting very much  at the tail end of tbe procession.  A few years ago the "kist o' wluis-  les" came along, broke tho heart  of the prccenlcr and shocked most  of us, now it is the brass band,  gilded chariot, aud moving picture  accompaniment.    What next I  Stay in the place where therei s  bread.  If bread tastes good, it is all one  to me whether a Jew or a Turk  bakes it.  He sleeps for himself and dreams  for others.  Not everything round is an apple.  If you can help it avoid a business dealing with a man who looks  as if he had just been invited to  get up and make an address to a  Sunday school.  The colored race will never be  successful as long as a white man  can blacken his face and draw a  larger crowd and salary in a minstrel show than a genuine  nigger.  The fellow who thinks that the  world owes him a living and will  call around to pay  it, will get left.  Even a milkman draws the line  at putting water in his whiskey.  A short wise man is preferable  to a tall blockhead.  There is safety in unity, but  danger in duality of a multitude.  Do good even to the wicked ; it  is as well to shut a dog's mouth  with a crumb.  MILLER   BLOCK.  ltonoiviil of Liquor I.lccn.'ti,  Trike Notice thnt I, Rami A. Oionoll. of MM-  way, H C. intend ii[i|)lylrn; to tlio Hii;icrlnli'inl-  olitof l'riivlni'lnt rollers nt tlio vxplrulloii of  out! month from tlie (Into liornof, for llm rermwiil  of my hotel lineimu for the imnnWn known an  CroMvlI'D Hotul nt Mill tray, II. 0.  rjutt-il thin lOtli liny of Mny, 1!������)!).  H.VMI/.A.CilOWKI,fi,  ItciiiMViiI of Mipior LlnnnNUi  Titko N'otlue thnt I, At, W, nwllow, Intond up  rilyliifc* to the Sl|iicrh|ti!ieloiit of I'rovim-lnl IV  lluc,'nMl|u'<>rE|ilriafoji of (jrie irifliitl) .fj'oni the  ditto hereof, for ti rrijmyiU of my hotel llccnne  for thepreinlnes known a* Ihe WfwlDur Jlotel  nt IJenoro, fl. 0.  Diitu-I llil.-f Will iluy ot .May. lrn,  jM.VV,. bUPbO ,V,  Tin-: average man  will tell the  truth on the witness stand if he is  ullowed to clo so, but, unfotunately,  whether intentionally or not, members of tho legal  fraternity,   bait  and  bulldoze   a   witness   so   unmercifully that he does not know  what he is talking about.    Then,  in summing up  the evidence the  lawyer will insinuate that the witness ia untruthful, a cowardly and  ungentlemaiily thing to do.   Tlie  majority of coses that conio into  court are brought tliere by fools or  knaves who haven't the brains to  stand a crosa-examination. or the  honesty to tell the   truth.    Litigants who have  failed   to settle  That man is indeed a hero who,  when provoked to anger, will not  speak inteniperatejy.  Sauctity is not merely a change  of dress ; it is an abandonment of  the world, its pomp and vanity.  Were a person to turn up the  dust of the defunct, he could not  distinguish that of the rich man  from the poor.  By carefully avoiding whatever  part of their behavior that seems  bad, wo may learn manners from  tho unmannerly.  The period of this life passes by  like the dust of tho desert. Joy  and sorrow, beauty and deformity,  equally pass away.  If thou desirest to remain at  peace with a rival, whenever he  slanders thee behind thy back,  speak well of him to his face.  What purposo will it answer to  preach to tho gloomy-minded in-  iitlel ? A nail of iron connot penetrate into a piece of steel.  They will not speak a word in  joke from which tho wise cannot  derive instruction; let'them read  a hundred chapters of wisdom to a  fool, and they will seem but a jest  to him.  About Float.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing S6  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches aud  stories of western life.   It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver   long   after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson  took a   drink   at  Hear Lake in early days ;  how jn.-tii'P was dealt in  Ka.slo   in   '93 ;   bow   Ihe  saloon man outpi-ayed tlio  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the early history  of Nelyon and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it aro   printed threo  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.   Send for  one before it is too lato.  Tho  price   is   25   cents,  postpaid to any part of tho  world.   Address  all- letters to  T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, Ii. 0.  out of court, if honest, should dia  peiiso with lawyers and juror? and1    The loving kindness of the rlgli^e-  Itoiioirul nt l.diitoi* IjImiiHo.  Take Notion Unit I.-Norman fjino, ol Elmtf,  liitoml ii|)plyim( to tho Hiipiirliitiinileiit of Provincial i'ulino,,at tlio expiration of ono month  from tho (Into hereof, for u roiioivnl'"of rny lio(ol  llcnime for the prciolioH known ns (lie Northern Hotol In Kholt, ������. 0, '     " '   '  Dated tills isth tiny of Mny, lliflffl.  ���������'"- NOIIMAJf f,USG.  A. L. WHITE  TRUNKS BAG5������^E? ���������'"'  The Furniture Man  'PHONE 16.  - . nelson,;. B. 0.  GKO. P. WTKLLS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar ancl barber shop..   ,   ' :  'Bus meets all trains. ���������������������������  tltt...  Anytning from the Kitchen  .to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Bags.  L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  "   -RAILWAY  RETURN EXCURSION RATES  , Rossland  Is the leading hotel' of the  city, and the home of tourists,  minino-'rnen and commercial  travelers.    , , ������������������'.'"  Do not miss 'it when visiting the famous Golden City.  B. tofuMns, manager. .  1-TvOJI  iREE  TO.  Tickets oh sale daily, May  20th to Oct. 14th. Final return limit 15 days. Corresponding fares from other  point's.   Tickets at  REDUCED RATES  Will also be on sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  July 2nd and .3rd,  August 11th and 12th,  TO EASTERN DESTINATIONS  in Canada and the UnitedJ.*States,  with choice of routes and fiaal  return limit of Oct. 31st  For full particulars apply to  .  E. It. RUUI'ATH,  Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  J. E. Piioctor,       '*  D. P. A., Calgary, Alta.  -Jul  NELSON, B. C . , '-  WHOLESALE ��������� ���������  DEALERS ANl'     .���������-.'-   .  Produce' aud;, Provisions  8LAI  NELSON, B. G.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   ^SOLICITED.  THE GLdB  Gigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  JAS. DRUfl  otel...  Administrator's Notice.  In tho County Court of Vnle, holileii nt Grand  Porks In tlio K.stuteof Willmm J, VVallsor, (lo-  cfiiKcil: I  NOTICE IS IIKURUV OIVEV tlmt on tlie  filth day of April. IlKi!), It whs ordered liy Ills  Honor Judiro Drown tlmt A. G. Sutton, Official  Administrator, Ins administrator of Ihe estate of  WHIIhui J, Walker, lute of Greenwood, I). C.  derc.tscd, Intestate,  Every person Indebted to tlie said doecaiod Id  required to innko payment forthwith to Ihutin-  di'rsltfiiod and every person Imvlnif In possot-  ."lon olfteta bolonrtin-? tn decwwl Is required  lioforo thuiflst day of Juno, lfKlf), to send by  registered jlettor, m'drensed to tho undorslirncd,  his name and address nnd full particular.! of his  claim or In'erost, and a statement'of his account  aud the nature of tlie security (If any) held by  lilui, all verified by Btn.tu.tory declaration.  After tl-c said 21st day of Juno, Ifriy, tho nd-  Gfeencaood, S. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, nnd still  under tho same mnnnn-emeiit. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to any in the  city, arrd the bur appplies only the beat.  Corner of Gruonwood uud Government  stroeW. ...'..  J, W. kelson  Lakeview = Hotel  NELSOX.B.O.     ���������*  is a homo for Miners.    Rates $1  :aday.   All White Help.     ;  NV MAIjLOTTE     -      -      PnOPIHETOB  .Regular monthly meetings of  Grcomvood lodgo No. 28, A. F.  & A. M., are hold on the flrat   __.   Thursday In each month in Frn?  minlstratorwillprncceii'tndistribute.'tlioestate! ternity hall, Wood block,' Government  havliiKreKard to those clnim.') only of which be street, Greenwood.  Visiting brcthron  shall then havo had notice  Dated ut Grand Porks, 11. 0, Mtli Ma/. 1!KW.  A. 0, SUTTON,  Cllk-lnl Administrator.  Or.iml Fork*, 3,0.  Frank Fletcher  Pitovi.s'ciAii Land Sukvt;vou,  Nelson, B. 0.  are cordially.inyitcd to attend.  JAS, S. ISIKNIE, Boorotnry,,  Win ' Ti/T   Groonwood Min  .  F.   1������L Union, No. 22,  Minora'  W,  , ovorji  Saturday ovonln/r in Union Hall, Cop-  pur. street, Green wood, at 7:30.  Also in hall at  Mother Lode mine  Friday cvonfiurB at 7:80.  GKO. HIJATHEUTON, Secrotnry.  Itonuwiil of Liquor Uooini'.  Tnlco Nolleo tlmt I. Jinncn iroiiderHon.of  Dnadwond, II, 0., Intend applying to the Superintendent of IVovlm-lul I'olloo, at tlio expiration of ono irlontli from tlio flrto hereof, lor iv  renewal of my b-,(ol IIc.ii.iij for the premise*  known im the Altfonm IIoIcIk t Dcudivood, I). C.  pj|lcd this 10th day of Mny, 1MX1.  The Hotel Slocan  JAMK8 HENDERSON  Three Porks, B. C, is the leading  hotel ofthe city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty,  Rooma^rcaefvcd by telegraph.  Hugh Niyen, Fro]  'i

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