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 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,1908.  No.'14'  sssmss^ssa-  u  -0 nt*  -    .           f  Clothing,'.Slater's  Iiivicins -Shoes  W, G,  ;aM -E. Shirts, - Collars, and  Guffs,.!  , JohnV'B. '  :-Stetson " Hats.  These  Lines Speak  .forTheniseivses  R ussell-Law-Caillfield Co.,; Ltd.  Hardware,' Groceries, Clothing and Genis'/Furniskings.  Pissing Throng  GREENWOOD  Dealer  Contractor fbr'Ties;"Poles and Fence -Posts."  Teaming and Bray ing  ���������       ���������   _ Phone'85.     ���������       .;.���������;.���������  ___ j> Unequalled, for Domestic LTse."  Dealers in  pfesh and Salt Meats, pish and Poultry  Shops, in nearly all the towns of .Boundary and |  tlie Kootenay. __   |  r  Having pin chased the' stock of Messrs. Rondell & Co. at a  discount, wo. are placing the same ou sale a't greatly reduced  "prices. Everything in the store "Reduced. Absolutely Nothing  Reserved.  Buy Your Fall and Winter Goods Now and Save Money.  BARCLAY   &   CO..  Dry Goods. -        Boots and Shoes. ,.      Millinery  I'SSJSBSSSBEBS  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Groat Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while tho artistic appointment of tho liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a llower  garden, The'sample rooms are the largestin the mountains arid- a pleasure to drummers  with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        ������������       -       PROPRIETOR  tel'MIM'tfJ'^^  iBwamattaraBB*^^  Beer, Porter, Soda Water  Are our  House  is  three Specialties,  the  largest  Our  the  new  Brew  Boundary.  Brewing = Co.  (Limited.).  The Pride of Western Canada. Phono MS, Greenwood  Phoenix  | .(Kings Liquor Scotch Whiskey  I .                 "            12 Years Old  ������ J. W. Burmcsters White Port."  | Jas. Hcnnessy & Co's 3-Star Brandy.  | GREENWOOD  LIQUOR OO.  |h IMPORTERS, GREE;NWO"O0"b:*C. "  ������8*9  ns������e@e95*^������e������s^���������������-3������������oejj*e^i)f,'a'ao'36-������s������i5s������������������������������s������������������������������^  ^������������������������������e������se������s-*?������se������������������s������a������s������'3^se������e������������������������(9������'5������������������������e������e8������������ 1  ��������� Geo. W. Riiinberger is paying; a,  -visit to Regina.  -Miss Mills has- gone to Vernon  on a short visit.  r_ Greenwood  should   have a fall  fair next year.  - W. J. Deavitt came in from JN ol-  son ou Tuesday.       \ .    <  . Gus Wheatley  is at   the   coast  looking for a fortune.  ��������� Miss McKay has opened a dressmaking shop in Phoenix.  O.-C. McArthur made a business  trij) to,Chesaw Tuesday.  Payday "was ou Saturday, but  there was no riot iu the town.  The Ledge will sond a copy of  Float to any address for-* 25  cents.  Miss Fleming has opened millinery parlors in the Naden-Flood  block, i  . Jt is -about time Gorman West  diove into town with a load of potatoes, ������������������     i " '���������  Duncan Ross will hold a meeting in the Auditorium Saturday  evening.  -The local lodge of Odd Fellows  will give their annual ball on the  30bh inst, '  "   ���������/  ;-At Rock Creek Johnson Bros,  are .busy with their threshing  machine.  There is room in this.- paper for  more ads. See that your neighbor  puts one in. *  Miss Hall of Grand Forks'had.a  "pleasant visit with Miss Crowley  upon Sunday. "  The address" of Lee Coombs, who  left Rossland years ago, is wanted  at this office.  A Conservative club has been  opened in the old Union' Meat market, Copper street.  A. J..Morrison took in the Spokane fair last week' and a gathering of the Douks. \ ,  - AfEholt about seventy-five per  cent of the strikers are again at  work in the shops.  Born���������In-' Greenwood," Sunday,  the ilth insi.",-"tb'Mri.amr~"Mrs.'*"N'.-  JI. Lamont, a son.-  Miss Moore returned Thursday  last afte'a mvo weeks' visit with  friends on the coast.  Ed. Ripetto returned to tlie city  Tuesday last .after six months spent  iu Utah aud Nevada.  Sid Storer, Mrs. Storer and  family returned Saturday from a  visit to the Spokane fair.  After putting in the summer at  Goose Ray mines Bill Hanua has  returned to Prince Rupert.  Mrs. E. W. Bishop returned  Tuesday evening after six mouths  spent with friends in the east.  K. J. Morrison came in from  Spokane Saturday and will remain  in the city for a couple of weeks.  Born���������In Greenwood on Wednesday. 14th inst., to Mr. and  Mrs. F. W. McLaine, a daughter.  People should clean their chim-  neys before the weather gets cold,  and save excitement in the winter.  W. Rowe, superintendent of the  Little Bertha mine ou the North  Fork was in the city Saturday and  Sunday.  J. T. Beattie, who recently returned from a visit to Kamloops,  reports that city as steadily progressing.  .Fred Starkey, one of tho best  and most enterprising busiuess men  of Nelson .was in Greenwood on  Saturday.  There will be several marriages  in Greenwood before very long.  One prospective benedict already  bas a baby carriage.  Howard Stevenson came in from  Spokane Tuesday evening. Mrs.  Stevenson is seriously ill in tho  Sisters' hospital here.  A steel bridge is to be built  across the Kettle river at the Napoleon miife.. -The B. C. Copper  Co. puts up one-third of the cost.  E. J. Travers, manager of the  car inspection service on the 0 P.  R., was in tho city on Saturday.  His headquarters have recently  been changed froni Nelson to Van  couver.  J. S. Harrison returned to Midway last week after spending about  six month's, in Alberta. He says  settlers are coming into Alberta by  the thousands. Mr. Harrison will  spend the winter in the Boundary  district.  Jack Spalding, who. prospected  ! along Christina,lake with Randolf  Stuart thirteen years, ago, was in  Greenwood last week, lie has re  cently returned from Alaska and  ���������will settle at Christina lake, where  he will work his, claims and incidentally run a summer resort.  The firemen's ball Monday night  was well attended, about a hundred  couples being present. The Auditorium was nicely decorated for  the occasion and the" music was  furnished by the orchestra, which  means that it was the ''best. Supper was served in Moose's Cafe.  ��������� In future the West Fork stage  will leave . Midway, instead of  Greenwood, every Saturday morning, reaching Beaverdell the same  evening.. A stopover will be made  of one day, leaving Beaverdell  Monday morning and arriving in  Midway iu time to connect with  McDonell's stage for Greeuwood.  Midway has been made the distributing point for West Fork mail.  T. B. "White of4 Kolopore, Ont.,  w s in the city last"' week. Mr.  White recently bonded the timber  limits'located by John H. East of  Midway and was-looking over the  property. He is an experienced  mill man aud says there are upwards of "a hundred million feet of  lumber in the limits. ' A sawmill  will probably be 'erected on the  property next spring.- The deal  for the limits was made through  V. Dynes of Nelson.  Concert at Eholt.  A concert and dance was given  was  in aid of the striking machinists of  the C. P.^R. last Friday evening  and.provedJa huge success.". The  programme was admirably handled  and was opened with -a song by  Mr. E. Bailey, followed by Indian  club swinging' by Mr.' A. R. Martin ; song and stump speech by  Mr. W. Torney :- reading- by Mr.  Hodden,' and a variety.entertainment by Mr. V. Kronau and Mr.  Martin. ."Mrs. T.' S.- Humphreys  and Miss L. 'Luse presided, at the  piano. - '  After a few minutes intermission, during which time a candy  booth which was erected .and supplied with candies by the ladies of  Eholt, was besieged. The.dancers  then took possession of the floor  and kept things humming until j  the early hours of the , morning.  Refreshments were served at 12  o'clock. Messrs. King and Strutzel  of Phoenix . 'provided excellent  music. There was a-large attendance.  You can buy boots and shoes  from Barclay & Co. during the  sale for 20 per cent. oil".  Protect the Home.  In the order of the Ladies of the  Maccabees of the World hives of  this greatest of women's fraternal  beneficial organizations will, be  organized in the near future in  Phoenix and Greenwood by Mrs.  J. C. Kemp.provincial commander.  Ladies desiring further information will find Mrs. Kemp' at the  Imperial hotel for a few days.  The only thing that worries a  deadbeat is his inability to find  enough victims.  Western Float  Hank Hansen who disappeared  from Grand . Forks last month is  still missing.  '. J. L. Dunlop has sold his property _, in Phoenix and gone to  Fernie.  Looks as though there would  soou be some cock fighting in Phoenix. Shea and Murdoch have imported several game chickens from  Utah. ^  Robert Power got 30 days for  getting a pair of boots under false  pretenses in Phoenix. He should  learii how to steal in Phoenix without being molested.  A 89,000 school is to be built at  Golden.  .  There is still more talk than oil  coming from Pincher Creek.  Dr. Hall has returned to Nelson  from a five months' stay in England.  Some men are being put to work  at the Pingree mine near Nelson.  A Wise Man.  After Johu Ash worth got back  to Winnipeg ho had this to say  about mining in 13. C.:  "My own opinion is ,that B. C.  will become in the near future the  great, mining center for British  capital. At-all events it should  be. What impressed me and those  who were with me on the excursion through the various mining  centers was the magnificent opening Jfor British capital which bona  lide flotation offered and this will  be the view generally expressed.  " 1" spent a month in B. O. visiting Victoria, Nanaimo, Rossland,  Greenwood, and Trail ; and look  for investments next year, which  f shall recommend, of many million pounds." '  To Let���������The Commercial  hotel,  Greenwood, apply to J. W. Mellor.  Perfection  J. F. RoyerT has sold his stage  andjivery business at Keremeos to  ~   ~ Innis.  D: j.  The V., V. &E. is laying rails  between Chesaw and Myncaster.  :n confectionery���������the  Copper,'Seal Brand. For sale by  McRae Bros.  Municipal Voters.  Those who desire to register "as  municipal voters uuder the license  holders' or house holders' qualifi  cation have until October 31st to  do so.    The  prescribed   forms-, can  be obtained from the city clerk^and  when filled out must  be sworn to  before him., a supreme or a county  . court judge,   a stipendiary  or po-  ' Medley is now talking of a big lice magistrate,  a justice   of the  tunnel scheme. "    peace or a notary public.    All vot-~  It is reported that Nevada has ers musti be-Bnfcish subjects of full  some ofjhe largest deposits of zinc ag.e"   ������.n*   9'lincse'��������� JaPanese   or  ore in the world.  In the streets-6f Nome a tenderfoot killed' a black fox with a club  last week.    The skin is worth $500  Peter King has made a big gold  find in the(Sturgeon Lake district,  near Port * Arthur and a stampede  has occurred.' Several Greenwood  men have been prospecting in that  district for two seasons.  The second provincial Sunday  school convention will be held in  Revelstoke upon October 27.  Apples are being shipped from  Enderby to Australia.  Last month the A. R.  Co. at Enderby shipped  feet of lumber.  Rogers  750,000  Martin Burrell, Conservative Candidate for Yale-Cariboo.  Grand Forks.  A. W. Wright is moving into  Judge Clement's house on the hill.  S. Nelson will close his hotol  and leave the city.  Only one building is in course of  erection upon the burnt district  and that is a brick one for the  Province hotel.  W. H. Itter is selling off his  stock with a view of leaving the  city. Ho says that he has wasted  niue years of time iu this burg.  The poker chips still rattle in  Grand Forks, but not in plain  view of everybody. The city is  fairly moral.  The Windsor hotel has changed  its name to the Yale.  Only five hotels aro now selling  booze in tho citj'.  It is reported that A. B. Sloan  got lost after he went on the road  for a tombstone factory.  The production of fruit is increasing very fast iu the vicinity  of this city.  Mr. Hamilton will takeover the  Windsor hotel. Mr. Webster intends going to Regina.  F. C Bucklesa      1 50  White Bros...'.      S 95  The Ledge )      7 00  W. Elson    40 00  Bubar & McKay     13 02  Hunter-Kendrick Co     15 95  Nelson Iron Works      2 00  Crane Co  151 28  Owing to some cement being left  over it was decided to use it for  crossings near P. Burns & Co. aud  Kinney & McDonald's corners.  The clerk was instructed to  write the C. P. R. re repairing  Louisa stieet, caused by their employees allowing the water to run  from the t;iuk down the center of  the street and atk them to construct a ditch to prevent future  damage.  The   council  October 215.  At the opening of the new church  in - Keremeos the collections  amounted to $36.50'. '-   "'  A shaft is being sunk on tlie  Copper King, about eight miles  from Kamloops. The ore is worth  from ������15 to ������17 a ton.     ���������  A third boat is now running on  the Fraser to Chilliwack. It makes  two round trips a'week between  that town and Vancouver.  The citizens of Kaslo presented  Earl Grey with a basket of fruit-  when he visited that beautiful and  cheerful community.  The Chiuks are going to China  in droves to celebrate the New  Year.- Over six hundred of them  sailed from Vancouver last week  upou one boat.  A   mining  opened in Cobalt.  Iu Vancouver George "Walkem  got nine month iu jail.  An old Chinaman died recently  in Steveston from" taking too much  opium.  At' New Westminster 60,000  people attended the fair and the  gate receipts were ������13,000.^  Quite a number of old  buildings  other Asiatics aud Indians are expressly debarred from the municipal franchise.  A license holder is one who carries on business in the city under  a trade license issued by the council, the annual fee on which is not  less than 85.  The term householder includes  persons of full age who occupy the  whole or any part of a dwelling,  tenement, hotel or boarding house,  who have been residents ofthe city  from January ,1st last, and who  have paid directly to the municipality taxes, not chargeable on  land, to tho extent of ������2 or over,  other than water rates and dog  tax. Officers and men of the permanent corps are exempted.  Why not buy your fall and winter goods from, Barclay &' Cp/.dur--  nig"the sale*? You can'save'money.  Are you  lonely ?   Send   10 cts. ���������  for Correspondence Club Monthly.  Box 1360, Spokane, Wash.  Phoenix had a lively payday last  Saturday.  foil   iu  in  exchange  has   been  adjourned    uutil  City Council.  Fred Smith of Vancouver was  here last Friday selling goods for  the firm in which he is partner.  Fred cannot keep off the road, just  like Walter Crone. Walter has  been on the road 32 years and does  uot scorn able Yo quit."  W. W. McKay came in from  Loomis, Wash., Monday of last  week with his little daughter,  Elsie Grace, aged 2 years and 5  months, for treatment. The child  was placed in the hospital but died  Friday morning. Tho interment  took place in,the Greenwood cemetery.   _  At the meeting on Monday evening the mayor and Aldermen Gul-  loy, Sutherland, Flemmiug aud  Mortimer were prosont.  The minutes of the previous  meeting wero read and adopted.  A lotter was read from H. I).  McGillivray asking for a refund on  saloon license of Victoria hotel,  owing to being burned out. He  was granted a.refund of ������100.  A letter was read from J. L.  Martin re Providence creek, and  fiuaucinl statement for nine months  ending Soptomber 30, 1908. The  letter was filed.  The following accounts wore  ordered paid :  Electric Lights flLBD 45  Klnnoy & McDonald    29 59  Another Suspect.  Albert   AY.   Jennings,   charged  with being implicated iu the murder of C. L.  Thomet at Midway,  was  brought before   W.   G.   McMynn, S. M., upon  Tuesday for a  preliminary hearing.    Mrs.   Rose,  who lives just across tho line about  four   miles   from   Grand   Forks,  swore that Jennings came to her  house on  September 27   and   remained all  night.    He had a revolver and a bottle of booze.    He  told her that he had  been  mixed  in a shooting affray at Midway.  During the night she says he talked  all   night either   in  his sleep or  awake   about   shooting.    Two   or  three   minor witnesses wore*'ex-  umined and  tho prisoner waB remanded   until yestorday, when ho  was again  remanded until Saturday in order to give the crown an  opportunity to produce *moro evidence.    Jennings was formerly a  bartender in  Republic nnd states  that ho was in Vallm.nr, Idaho, the  day after Thomet was shot.  Special for Saturday and Monday only���������all 15c. prints, giughatuH  and cottons for 10c. per yard.  Barclay & Co.  in the central part of Vancouver  have been condemned and must be  toru down.     ^  A carload of B. C. fruit has beeu  sent to England for exhibition  purposes.  John Hanbury of Brandon,  Man.' will build a large sawmill at  Vancouver.  had a successful  I'hoonix    upon  in Yale-Cirihoo  and   polling  Three  inches   of snow  Phoenix yesterday.  The   "Holy   City"   will  Greenwood upon the 2f>th.  This week sever.il frogs were  seen in the store of J. P. Flood in  this city.  The Afethodi.sta  entertainment in  Tuesday evening.  Nomination day  is upon October   24"  upon November 12.  An inventory of the assets of the  Dominion Copper company is being taken this week, and a permanent liquidator will be appointed  in ten days.  The assizes open in Greenwood  next Thursday. The docket i*-* almost a blank. The only case so  far set for trial is oneof aggravated  assault, brought by Chief Gunii of  the Phoenix police force against  Strand. Larson and Safstrom. A  civil case between Hall and Fuller  may come before the court.  K'erri   Butterscotch,   pure   and  wholesome, trv it.    McRae   Bros.  addressing  Premier McBride is  meetings this week on  the  Island.  W. G. Norris died in Victoria  last week aged 90 years. He was  one of the pioneers of the city and  formerly kept a haidware store.  Some Innisfail farmers this year  have raised GO bushels of oats to  the acre.  Mrs. Margaret Hall, the oldest  woman in New Westminster, died  last week aged 96 years.  Con. Murphy, oneof tho locators  of the Arlington mine in the Slocau, has been prospecting all summer in the Cariboo district.  If you would know a man watch  him when he is away from home.  At the fhir in Spokane last week  thero were several men from Nelson. At homo some of them are  the pictures of moral proopriety,  never peeping at an aco in thc  sump, or even winding a clock on  Sunday for fear of breaking the  Sabbath. A few of these fellows  turned loose and lot Adam have  his way. They stayed out at  night, bet on tho horse races,  chased thi llowsies and drank high  balls until the door ascended to  their noso*-. It will tako a month  of praying when they get back to  .Ni'lhon to nquaro thorn ou Spokane.  Dr. Quiulan is endorsed by the  Conservatives in the wet belt as  candidate for Coniox-Atlin. Years  ago Doc repaired molars in Nelson.  Barclay & Co's big��������� commencement sale still continues. Everything in the stoie reduced. Nothing reserved.  At Granite creek Charley Lambert has quit work for the season  on his placer ground.  Tho Princeton Star is advocating- the running of a big tuunel to  tap the resources of Copper mountain. Iu the Colorado claim upon  that mouutain a fine body was recently struck that assays over 89  in gold and IS per cent copper.  A peach and tomato cannery is  in operation at Penticton.  At Keremeos the big irrigation  ditch will be ���������finished in. time for-  next year'n crop.  When the .size of tho cities are  taken into consideration tho fair in  Spokane as coinparedto tho one in  Nelson was liko a firefly running  opposition to the moon.  The* tinhorns aro still playing  marked cardn in Port Essinglou  and robbing the men who work ou  the railway.  The capital stock of the C. P. R.  is to be increased' fifty millions of  dollars.  J>\  wmmMMMmwmmmmmmmmm THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  The Good Brother Announces tha  Death of Syntax Johnson.  WHAT HE THOUGHT OF HINt.  Departed  IVfember  Was Too  Good  For  This   Earth,   Declares tho   President  of the  Limekiln  Club at  Meeting   In  Paradise Hall.  [Copyright, 10OS, by T. C. McClurc.]  "My ���������Irons," said Kr-jtlior Gaitliier as  lie iiruso  in  tho  Limekiln  club nt  Us  lust ineoiing, "it :ir' ui.v painful dooty  (lis  evenin'  to announce do death  of  I'rudder By 11 lux  Johnson of dis club.  whoso homo wns in  I'.ufl'ulo, to which  place ho removed three yours ago.  Hi/  (loath   was  oceusuned   by enlargement  of do liver.    Why de liver wanted  in  'enlarge or how largo it finally got nm  a qiioshun not lo be entered inlo at dis  time.    It am sudicioiit  to say dat do  spoerit of do bi-iuldor has passed nwn.v  and dat do usual oinbloin of motiriiiii'  will bo fastened to do outside doah of  Paradise hall to show do public dat wo  Brieve fur a good man gone.  "Among do old members of dis club  it am no use to ask who was Brudder  Johnson, but some of de new ones may.  want to know 'bout him. 1'orhaps no  ono knowod him ns woll as I did. I  was do fust man to show him how to  "ALL 31EX KNOWED DATIIE WAS GOOD."  mix his whitewash so dai it would  look like Roman tapestry on de kitchen  ceilin'.  "1 showed him how to black a stove  so dat a thunderstorm wouldn't tak������  de shine off.  "It was me dat stopped him when  he was gwino to pay a white man  ���������?20 fur a preparation warranted to  take de kinks out of his hair.  "It was me dat put him on to de fact  dat in blackin' a stove do pipe come*  in as extra.  "It was mo dat warned him dat de  **" white folks was eonnectin' dcir chicken coops wid do police stations and nt  do first alarm obor de wires he would  git his head knocked off.  "I lent him money; I braced him up:  I turned his thoughts into better channels.  "Yes, I knpwcd Bruddcr Johnson  from top to toe, and I'm tollin' you dat  I expected his-death years and years  ago. lie was too good fur dis alrth  Ho had no business beiti' bo'n into dij  world. I used to look at him aud  think dat lie was an angel dat had  somehow tumbled out of bed and was  waittn' to git back to heaben again  "Bruddcr .lolinson was so guileless  dat he worked an hour a day mo' (inn  he need to.  "He was so honest dat if lie found  a cent on do sidewalk ho would go  round inquirin' till ho found do owner  "lie was so truthful dat if a policeman found him wid two chickens in  a bag he would own right up dat he  had taken 'em from a roost.  "Ho put ou twice too much blackin  and whitewashin' fur de money In  volved in de job.  "If any ono in distress came to h'rai  he would give his last^ent; if ho was  in distress hisself he'd go hungry fin  two days sootier dan ax de grocer to  trust him fur codfish.  "I's knowod ISruddor Johnson to  have ?2 iu his pocket to last his  fam'ly a week. Long would came  Deacon White of his church and tell  him dat he owed $2 pew rent, nnd de  money would be handed ober widout  a word. ,  ' Was a Quiet Man.  "He nebber played craps; he nebber  bought lottery tickets; ho nebber had n  box at tlie postoflice; he nebber talked  politics nor religuu. He was jest a  quiet man���������a good man. '  "And  what  was his  reward?   Men  sneered at him.   He was tooken fur a  soft mark.   He was worked.   He was  spoken of as a fool oftener dan as a  good man.    He worked obertirue and  pot no extra pay.   He lent money and  nebber got it back.   He alius told.de  .   truth hisself and believed de lies told  by odders.    He was hungry and ragged  whilo odders had  full stomachs  and good clothes.    All  men  knowod  dat he was good, but all men sneered  nt him and spoke of him as a failure.  "And   it  seemed   as   if   Providence  didn't believe in liis bein' so good.   II������  had  biles,  he  had  toothache, he had  billons   fever,   he   broke   Ills   leg,   his  inowl died, a hurrycnlnc took de roof  off his cabin, and his dawgs died one  by one till he had only five left.    K  wns by my advice dat he moved away  to git a complete change of blzness  nnd climate.    Fie  went to Buffalo tn  start In de old fashioned 'lasses candy  bizness.    I 'advised  him  to  boat  his  landlord If ho could.   I told him to gib  fourteen ounces fur a pound.   I showed him how to adulterate de candy.   1  put him up to fifty different dodges,  hut It was no use.    He went to Buffalo  nnd   continued   his   honest  and  guileless career.   Dat was three years  ago, and  now death   has  hitn  In  Its  grasp, and  we  have gut to send his  fnrn'ly $50 from our treasury to keep  'cm off de town,  "My frens, I don't want to stand up  yore and tell you dat de squar' and  .ionest man of today has no mo' show  hi de world dan n slrnw in a hurry-  cnhio, bill 1 want you to (Iggor some  thlnes) out fi"' vniifMnlvos.  -wueu a irusi iruts tie price or aigs  at 50 cents a dozen, does It encourage  pore men to steal or buy 'em?  "-'"When he butcher puts de price of a  pound of bacon nt one-fifth of ���������your  ilay's wages, does he encourage you to  boat him if you kin?  "When all de trustees and deacons of  ii church nm bi'/.ness men engnged in  ninkin' ebery dollar dey kin, no matter how, has de minister any moral  right to stand up and preach agin  greed aud avarice?  "When some of dose trustees nnd  deacons ar' publicly charged wid graft-  in', have dey any right to criticise de  minister for riiuniu' away wid nnod-  der man's wife?  "When de landlord of your house has  no care for your health, kin ho expect  dat you am gwino lo squar' up to do  last dollar bofo' you move out?  "Do clothier advertises sixteen dollar suits for ?7.r������0. You go and buy  nnd find dat you have got n six dollar  suit Ar' deir any redress except to  beat somebody else?  "You pay your money fur a ton of  coal and it is short from a hundred  to two hundred pounds, if you kin  beat de baker out of a dollar It will  help you to git ebon.  How to Get Even.  "Dar hasn't been a dollar's wulh of  repaft-s on Paradise hall fur de last  fifteen years, and yet wo git notice  from de landlord dat ho am gwiiio to  raise de rent 10 per cent. We may  [irotest and argue, but It will do no  good. Do only way we kin git ebon  Is to work counterfeit money off on  him when we pay do rent.  "My frens. I'm not standin' up yore  hs either an honest or a dishonest  man. I'm simply sayln' dat do man  who tries to go It alone am gwino to  Kit loft. He's got to go wid de crowd.  If dar's a dollar in sight he's got to  rrub it fust and make his explanations afterward. It's greed and graft  from one end of de land to de odder,  nnd about de only pussons to say anything agin it am de preachers who am  fittin' no salaries and have nuflin' to  lose.  "Twenty thousand Americans am  crossin' to Europe ebery year, and not  n single one of 'em dares to sit down  fur half nn hour wid a German, nn  "Englishman or a Frenchman and defend our politics or our ways of doin'  business.- If he tried to he'd be overwhelmed in five minutes.  "Wo have liad and still have a heap  to say about Venezuela and Haiti, but  from all I kin see in de papers both of  dose kcntrics kin gib us cards and  spades on honesty and have "lots left.  "While I's sorry to hoar of do death  of Bruddcr Johnson, I take it dat he  nm better off. In fact, I must take it  dat way. Ho had either lo turn burglar or highwayman to git his sheer  of dis world's goods, and ho was shore  to be caught in time and sent to prison  under a law passed by men charged  wid sellin' deir votes. Brudder Johnson had no show. It was a wise thing  fur his liver to enlarge and carry him  off. No entrance fee am charged at de  gates of heaven." M. QUAD,  THE PROMISING FUTURE.  Slenor, I now weel speaka true  Som' theengs dat gon* surprisa yon,  Baycauso you have not ondrastood  Italian peopla vera good.  Ah, you wooll seo w'at eet shall t>������  Eef you weell lees'en now to mo.  Een all does-flna blgga land,  Where evratheeng eet ees so grand  An' all men eesa s'poso' to bo  Wan Ilka 'nother, equal free,-.  Qcro ees wan mosta noblo race"  Dat should bo put een highest place,  Baycauso dey play sooch blgga part  Een cvra boez'ness, evra art,  For mak' so younga land like dees  To be da greata theeng eet ees.  Bayhold, da grand Italian race!  Com', seo w'at pride ees een my face*  Ah, vera manny, manny year  We been soocli lcetla peopla here,  But now ������11 dat ees gon' bo change'.  '  You thecr������*k dat w'at I say ees strange!  Ah. yes, but true!   Eh?   How I know?  Big, wlsa man ho tal mo so.  i'ou laugh.   1 s'poso you theenk dat he  Dat tal all docsa news to me  Eos like mysal', Italian.  , Not so; ho eesa 'Merlcan,  An' he ees vera reech an' swal.  X wocsh dat you could hear heem tal  Wat granda theengs ees gona bo  For poor Italians like mo,  Dat weell bo wlso an' "boost da game"  By helpln' Mecster  W'at's-heos-nama���������.  i'ou know, dat blgga fnttn gent  D������t's gon' bo 'lecta president.  Ah, vorn manny, .manny year  Wo been sooch lcetla peopla here,  But now wo look you In da face���������  Bayhold da grand  Italian race!  -T.   A.   Daly   In  Catholic  Standard  and  TI11103.  Progress.  "Yes," said Mrs. Malaprop, "my boy  Is doing first rate at school. I sent  him to one o* them alimentary schools,  and his teacher says he's doing flno.  He's a first class sculler, they tell mo,  and Is head of his class in gastronomy,  knows liis letters by sight and can  spell one o' these deformed spellers  ���������town to Washington."  "What's lie going to bo when h������  grows up?"  "no wants" to bo an undertaker, and  I'm declined to humor him, so I've told  tho confessor to pay special intention  to tho dead languages," said tho proud  mother.���������Harper's Weekly.  HAWAII'S  GOATS.  They Eat Up the Mountain Forests  and Cause Floods.  The wild goat of Hawaii In recent  years became a serious menace to agriculture In various parts of the territory. Secure among the almost inaccessible cliffs of the mountains,  thousands of those nimble animals  find a congenial home, aud, although  no systematic efforts have as yet been-  inaugurated for exterminating them,  they are nevertheless extremely wary  and difficult to approach.  California and Australia have had  their scourges of rabbits, and various  western states still have their troubles- in combating prairie dogs and  gophers, but these pests injure the agriculturist directly by attacking his  growing crops, while, on the other hand,  the goats of Hawaii do tho same thing  Indirectly by ruining the mountain for-,  ests, which conserve the rainfall on  which the water for irrigation purposes Is dependent. This was not for  a long time appreciated, but of late  years, with the rapid increase in the  number of goats, it lias become very  apparent In some sections of tho  mountain districts, once heavily wooded, thero Is now scarcely any vegetation at all, due solely to the destructive feeding of the goats.  Goat hunting is a popular diversion  In some parts of the territory and as a  sport Is by no means to be despised.  Although the animals are numerous,  Jt requires some hard tramping and  climbing to get to their haunts, and  then a true aim and good eye for distance in order to have much success.  Occasionally parties are orgauized and  a week or more spent in goat shooting,  with tho result that sometimes several  hundred are slaughtered. Were it not  for the injurious characteristics of the  littlo animals the slaughter would seem  wanton In the extreme, for no value is  placed on the carcass, and ft Is usually  left where it falls. Indeed, the character of the mountains would often make  It difficult to secure the quarry after  it is shot, and it is only in case of an  especially large animal, which the  hunter may desire to secure as a trophy, that any attempt is ever made to  recover the body.  The fact that there seenw to be no  market for tho skins prevents *heir  being hunted for any other parpose  -than the sport or in order to reduce  their numbers where they have become especially troublesome. Could  some use be found for the skins, there  Is no doubt that a great number could  be secured at little cost.. The goats  are of the common, back yard, tin can  eating variety transplanted hero years  ago, and, flnding tlie conditions especially congenial, they have increased  very rapidly after breaking away from  the dominion of man, ��������� Forest and  Stream  t~-  X:  ^r  -EVERY WigK  We aro Tailoring Specialists, and, apart from the question of  economising your tailoring bills by obtaining your clothing straight  from the World's Capital and the Home'Country, it will pay you  to get in touch with us.    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Naggus (literary editor)���������P.orus, which  one of the magazines Is going to publish that last short story of yoursV  Bonis (struggling author)���������Ail I can  tell you about it now, Naggus. is thiit  seven ot the magazines are not going  to publish it.���������Chicago Tribune.  A Schooner Going Into tn* Doe.  He���������They tell me you aro great at  guessing conundrums.  She���������-Well, rather good.  Ho���������Here's one for you: If I wore to  ask you to marry me, what would you  say?���������Pick-Me-Up. -        -  Not Literary Himself.  "But, papa," pleaded the pretty  American girl, "can't you take the little prince along with us to the seashore? He is so literary I just know  ho will entertain you."  "No, thanks," replied tho old millionaire firmly, "1 don't care to take any  literary supplements."���������Chicago News.  Aristocracy.  "This, I suppose." said tho visitor,  "is the -gun carried by your greatgrandfather in tlie Revolution?"  "That was his gun," replied Itichloy  Kadd pompously, "but he didn't carry  It. His man did that for him, of.  course."���������Catholic Standard and Times.  "Drummed Out"  The old regimental custom of!  "drumming out" a refractory or dis������  graced soldier has been revived in a  Scottish Yeomanry regiment. Private James Rennie, of the-A Squadron of the Fife and Forfar Imperial  Yeomanry, is staled to have been put  under arrest when in camp near  Cupar for refusing to do work in connection Vith the horses which ho  considered excessive. According to a  report, which was repeated in the  House of Commons in the form of a  question to the War Secretary, Rennie was marched under escort into'  tho middle of the regiment formed  up in hollow square, whore he was  told that he had been sentenced to  ho drummed out. The buttons were  then cut from his tunic, and he was  marched out of the square to the  sound of the regimental drums. Mr.  Hildane, who said that the War Office  had no information, promised to  make an inquiry into the matter.  THE  ENTHUSIAST.     -  Postpones    Vacation    After    Working  Day and Night For a Week.  I. remember the  morning when   we  first met and he told me about it  A Lucky Hit.  Wicks���������He was knocked down by a  motor car, you know. Got ������300 damages from the fellow.  Dicks���������The  idea!    I  wonder  what  he'll do with the money.  ,,.     ,      ...   ,- i.      j       . ,r,   I    Wicks���������Oh,  he's  spent "it.    Bought  Us step wa   light aud springy,   nta  the  fellow's  car with it.-Illustratcd  color was good.   His eye was bright.    iRits.  They Left Nothing.  "And what." asked the bereaved  lady, "wero my husband's last words?"  "Ho didn't say auny Iasht wurruds,  ma'am," replied Tat. "Afther the doe-  tors got through wid him on de'  operatiu' fable he hadn't aven a wurrud  left in him, poor soul."���������Houston Post  Her  Newspapsr Acquaintance.  Among the guests at a fashionable  New York reception was a recently  appointed young editor of one of the  dailies, who thought extremely well  of himself. He received an introduction to the thirteen-year-old daughter  of his hostess. .���������'������������������/������������������  "And how do you like newspaper  men?" he asked the little maid in  a most condescending tone of voice.  "I don't know," she replied artlessly. "The only one I. know is the  man who brings our paper every  morning."  The Only Time.  Knox���������It seems to me. old man, that  you're-inordinately selfish. Don't you  ever perform any act of sacrifice?  Gailey���������Well, sometimes, when I get  home late from the club and find my  wife in an inquisitive mood I sacrifice  the truth a bit.���������Philadelphia Press.  Taking  a  Walk.  Justice���������What have you to say in  answer to the charge of stealing this*  man"43 plank walk?  The Accused���������I took it by advice  of my physician, yer honor. He told  1110 to> take a long walk every day.  This was the first long walk I saw  to-day, and of course I took it. A  man can't afford to employ a doctor'  unless he takes his advice.  Justice���������The court, however, will  give you advice for nothing���������three  months' rest. You will take it in tha  house of correction.  Another Thrust.  Eva (reading novel) ��������� "She riveted  her eyes."  Dick���������You don't say?  Eva���������"And then she dropped them."  Dick���������My! My! Just like a woman.  She can never nail or rivet anything  securely.���������Minneapolis Journal.  A  Comparison.  "Blipgins makes a great fuss over  trifles," said the critical person.  "Yes," answered the nervous man;  "you can't ask him the time of day  without his getting as excited as a  cuckoo clock."  When Diamonds Burn.  The jeweler at closing timo was putting his diamonds in a huge safe.  "But why do you bother to do that  when two watchmen walk the shop  nil night long?"  "On account of fire," the jeweler  replied. "Diamonds aro nothing but  coal���������carbon���������they burn beautifully.  Their hardness makes U3 think them  indestructible, but as a matter of  fact a fire of diamonds would be the  briskest, prettiest thing in the world.  Put a handful of diamonds on a plate  and set a light to them. They will  burn with a hard, gemlike flame till  nothing is left. There will bo no  smoke, no soot, and at the end th*  plate will be as clean as though just  washed���������not the slightest partUle  sven of ash will remain."  That Inarticulate Cry.  "Railway employees are cautioned  not to give any Information to the curious public, are they not?"  "They must bo. Even the brakeman  seems inclined to make you guess nt  the names of the stations."���������Washington Star.  An Oil That is Prized Everywhere.  ���������Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil was put  upon the market without any flourish over thirty years ago. It was put  up to meet thc wants of a small section, but as soon as its merits became  known it liad a whole continent for  a field, and it is now known and  prized throughout this hemisphere.  There is nothing equal to it.  "Why are you calling up tho various hospitals?"  "My friend Snigglehat assured me  he'd pay me $5 to-day or break a leg,  and I want to find out which leg iic  broke."���������Kansas' City Journal.  The most cooling of hot weather  beverages is iced "Salada" Tea. It  is most do.Tunis 54  Promptly Applied.  Aggrieved Speaker ���������My remarks,  sir, do not seem with you to amount  to a row of pins.  Bored Hearer���������To speak candidly,  they don't, for a row of pins are pointed.���������Baltimore American.  Tt is Peary's intention to reach thc  polo this time or drop out of the game.  Wo should hate to see him do this.  He is about the best midsummer reading we know.���������Cleveland Ljuder.  Ooraon Courtship.  A pretty courtship custom prevail*  among the Oornon maidens, who aJ j "Alfalfa Pests."  stated Intervals assemble In the markor  place. In front of each Is a lighted  lamp, emblem of conjugal fidelity. A  young man feels attracted. He gently  Wows upon the lltiiue, extinguishing it.  Tho girl relights it. It Is a rejection.  If she leaves It alone, Ihe Implied offer  Is acceptable.  Common.  "They nre quite ordinary people,'  uren't they?"  "Yes-keep their engagements, ent  plain food, pay their bills and all that  ������ort r./_ Hilng/'-Now York LMe.  The Only Ono of Its Kind.  Tho Shawnee Alfalfa club is tho onl:i  one of its kind on earth, according \r  the Kansas Fanner. It holds monthly  meetings on the afternoon of the last  Saturday In each month and discusses  appropriate   foplcs-as,   for   instance,  No dead flies lying about when Wil-  son's Fly  Pads are used as directed.  Daughter���������This piano is really my  very own, isn't it, pa?  Pa���������Yes, my dear.  "And when T marry I can tako it  with mc, can I?"  "Certainly, my child. But don't  tell anyone; it might spoil your  chances."���������Penny Pictorial.  "Yes," he said in answer to my inquiry, "we aro getting ready to go on  our vacation."  "Have you arranged"���������  "I'm just doing that now; have given  up the day to,it."   ���������  Later I mot him.again.  "Not off yet?" 1 asked.  "Not yet. It takes--a little time to  adjust things. There's quite a lot to  do. But," he continued brightly, .."if  all goes well we shall be started by the  first of the week, Tuesday at the very  latest." t  The next day I ran across him in the  bank. He apologized for running into  me.  "Somewhat of a rush," he said;  "have had to fix up a lot of odds and  ends���������get my book balanced and lay  out certain schedules"���������  "That's all right," I said sympathetically.   "I understand.   You are"���������  "Getting along nicely," he muttered,  with a slightly tired voice, as he rushed  away.  Two days passed. Suddenly. I ran  across him in the postoflice. He car  ried a bundle of mail. He dragged  one foot feebly after tlie other.  "Still at it?" 1 asked. "Still getting  ready for that vacation?"  "Yes," he whispered.    "Say, maybe  I haven't been working like a slave!"  He glanced at his watch.   "Must hurry to meet my wife.   She wants me to  help her pick out some clothes.   And  mc up to my ears!"  "Haven't got things fixed yet?"  "No, no!   But I hope to by Monday  Been working every night for a week  But maybe we won't have a good time  when we get off!   The thought of It L������  all that keeps me alive."  He  shuffled  away.    Could  this de  crcplt creature be the sprightly one of  a week ago?   Days "passed.   A  week  later I met him again.   He looked bet  ter.   He was walking slow.  "Hello!"   I  cried.     "I   thought   you  were going on thai vacation."  "I was, but"-  "You  don't  mean  to say "that yoo  gave it up?"  He nodded.  "I had to," he replied. "The doctor  said Hint'In my condition it wasn't  Bafe to get far away from home."-  Tom Mflwson in J"u/;b-  The cheapness of Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator p'its it within  reach of-all, and it can 1)2 got at any  druggists.  "So your yacht was wrecked? Strike  a bar?"  "No.   The.skipper had struck a bar  Would   Be   Discouraged.  "I suppose, Bridget,"' said Miss  Woodby to the new maid, "you think  it strange that one who plays the  piano so" perfectly as I do should  practice so much."  "Yis, mum," replied Bridget; "shure  if 'twas me I'd give up in disgust."  ���������Philadelphia Press.  No man or woman rlioul 1 hobble  painfully about because of corns  when so certain a relief is at hand  as Holloway's Corn Cure.  before  we  started."-  Ledger.  Philadelphia it  Host���������There's   my    son's    portrait  that you painted.   It's just like him.  Artist Visitor���������He never paid me for  Host���������Just like him.���������Punch.  0  \\ hen any portion of food remains in the stomach and refuses to  digest, it causes the torn/ents of indigestion. This undigested food  rapidly ferments, irritating the sensitive coating of the stomach  while other parts of the body, particularly thc head, ��������� suffer in  consequence.  So long as this undigested food remains in thc stomach, the  discomfort continues.   A few doses of  stop all fermentation, sweeten the contents of the stomach and give  natural assistance that relieves the stomach of its burden. The use  of Beecham's Pills gradually strengthens the stomach nerves and  soon restores them to a normal, healthy condition.  ' Beecham's Pills positively cure all stomach troubles, while their  beneficial effects on the liver and kidneys greatly improve thc general health.  Beecham's Pills have" been used and recommended by the general public for over fifty years.  Prepared only by the Proprietor, Thomas Beecham, St. Helens, Lancashire, Eng.  Sold everywhere In Canada and V. S. America.   In boxes 35 cents.  Minard's   Liniment  in Cows.  "Father,  wealth?"  What   is   the  More Beautiful Than Gold.  ^ Prof.   Roberts-Austen   of   London  England,  has   succeeded   in  makir>  out  of  gold   and   aluminum   a  com'  pound   metal,  or  alloy,   that  is said  to bo the most brilliant known.    Its  general hue is a splendid purple; but  as it is turned in the light .nt reflects  bright  tints  of  ruby  color.    A  little  more than three-quarters ��������� moro accurately 78 per cent.���������of the alloy is  gold, the remainder being aluminum.  Sonic of the   expectations recently  raised in regard to the possibility of  substituting aluminum for steel and  iron arc not likely -to bo realized; but  that wonderful  metal. is  proving  of  groat uso in  combination  with oth-  curse    of   crs> nluj {nc discovery of Prof. Rob-  ! orta-Austen ban led to very beautiful  Cures    Garget  Brain Fag and Tfred Nerves Yield to  It is a natural food and with milk"or cream and fresh fruits  is an ideal diet in warm weather.  BRINGS  THE    GLOW OF HEALTH TO WAN CHEEKS.'  SOLD BY ALL GROCERS.' 1057  J Feet of tho Colts.  Keep the feet of colts even or un-  JBonndness may result. Do not allow  ihe toes to grow too long. Ringbones  are often caused by long toes. Keep  [tho colts'nta lis well littered. One slip  on a wet floor tuny ruin u vuluablu colt  "The way a man has to work for; offccts }n jcwclry  it."���������Detroit Free Press. I ..  One packet of Wilson Fly Pads has  actually killed a bushel of flies.  "I remember once," says Prof.  Grange, "hearing two very ordinary  men, a bricklayer an a plumber, discuss love in a smoking car.  " 'I hold,' said the bricklayer, 'that  if you are terribly in lovo tho way  to cure yourself is to run away.'  "Tho plumber shook his hoad and  sneered.  "That will euro you,' he/said, provided you run away with tho girl,' "���������  Mother-ln-Law For Sale.  A mother-in-law has been put' up  for auction in tho streets of Belfast  by a well-known local man, named  O'Huro. He cleared tho house of  furniture in spite of the protests of  the mother-in-law, raised her on to a  table, and offered her to the highest  bidder, hut thero were no offers. She  subsequently went to the police ofneo  and obtained a warrant for assaulV  but O'Haio had disappeared.  ALWAYS,  EVERYWHERE    IN    CANADA,  ASK   FOR  W.    N.    U.    No.    704.  Eddy's Matches have hailed from-Hull since 1851���������and those 57  /ears of Constant Bottermont have resulted In Eddy's Matches  reaching  a   Height  of   Perfection attained by No Othors.  Sold and  used  ovorywhero  In   Canada.  *v  mmmmiimimmmit . ,JSi  '^i&SSsws  u  TTHE discomfort-of-  .  , saw-edged linen  is almost equal to the  ' drudgery of the method that causes it.  THE   LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  ���������    Celluloid  Starch   does  ' not fray your  linen because  it thoroughly  penetrates the fa  brie and produces  sufficient stiffness  without  the  wear      . ������������������     i  of the' rubbing- required by common cooked  starch.' ���������  Your grocer, has it���������or can g-et it.   -.  ; 11;  GeUuWi& StatcW  ' Never Sticks. - Requires no Cooking  Tho Hrantfonl Starch Works, Limited, Brentford, Canada  His Dof������nsfl.   , .'  "Your Honor," responded the nrii-  outr am * as 0l���������y as yo^mX  ("You certainly are."'  ��������� " ���������rT,un,'",?ontinued the Prisoner, "It'  wasn't half so mean for me 'to run  away as it was for the officer to fetch  mc back."-Phi'adelphia Ledger.  'W ������T'" Serv'������������������ble.- Most" pills  lo.se their properties with age. Not  so with Parmelee's. Vegetable Pills.  J.ne pill mass is so compounded that  their strength and effectiveness is  preserved and the pills can be carried  anywhere without fear of losing their  potency. This is a quality that few  pills possess. Some pills lose their  power, but not so ���������with Pai-melee's.  liiey .will maintain their freshness  and potency for a, long time.  GUINEA NOW HISTORY  PROVERBIAL BRITISH'COIN WAS  LAST MINTED  IN   1813.  Potts Who Bravely Talk of the Coin  Never Saw , One���������So Called Because of the Place Whence the  Gold Came Was Subject to Violent Fluctuations In Value���������Firot-  *������������������ ' ,  Coined  In  1663.  With poet's license Tennyson tells  us how "the jingle of the guinea-  helps the hurt that honor feels." It  is doubtful if the poet ever heard a  guinea jingle, and certainly .few of  the readers of "Locksley Hall" have  ever set eyes on that coin.  And yet-^such is the force of habit  ���������wo talk about guineas and reckon  in. guineas, and read about the  jingling of ^guineas without "ever ask-  . ing .ourselves why a coin which is no  longer *a coin persists in lingual currency, not only poetic but popular.  The last guinea issued from the  mint bears date 1813; groats and  maundies were copied in the era of  Victoria; why, then, has mankind,  including   the   poets,   forgotten   all  BUSINESS GIRLS  LOSE_STRENGTH  They Risk  Health. Rather Than  Lose Employment and Eventually Break Down.  wonderful growth and development of  this     firm's     mail-order     business.  Messrs.  Curzon Bros,  have,  by dint  of   'enterprising    initiative,    brought  their mail-order  system  of  tailoring  to such  a degree of excellence and  accuracy that the  customor residing  in tha remotest part o������ the country  may ensure having as pertoct fitting  ?,n outfit as the client calling at their  show-rooms  and  being measured  by  one of their assistants.   The,firm are  propared to send patterns to any applicant,  so that intending customers  can readily satisfy themselves as to  the value offered before   opening up  business   with   them.    Undoubtedly  shopping by post is the thing of the  future.   Men detest chopping.  'They  have not .the feminine faculty" of en  about"the Tatter'"and ofung"to the I ]0y1in5r the te<lious trying-ori process,'  former? There' seems no obvious I ?ncf Messrs. Curzon Bros, have per-  rcason.  It may be because the guinea" had  bo long a reign, or because the word  An old farmer near -Rolla undertook to hold a playful young bull by  the tail. His widow says Joseph was  never known .to stick' to anything  more than ten minutes.���������Lewis -County Journal. -  itself is "catchy," or because sellers  have found readier customers for  goods at "one guinea" than for goods  at "one-pound one."  It was in the reign of Charles II.,  to  be exact, in  the year 1663,   that  fected a system to reach the man who  cannot reach his tailor. ,  As proof of the satisfaction given  to customers by this firm, they are  constantly in receipt of testimonials  from clients residing in all parts of  the. Empire. All trades and-professions are represented���������the Church,  Stage,  Bar,   ,Navy  nnd    Army,    the  the first golden'guinea was 'brought | Sv'io^rfn^ ������"nd .MecS���������"ic  hl)vc  into the world.   S was part of a new I ?���������iLto_ i1���������1* to "ceive.a copy of a  Beware   of    Ointments    for    Catarrh  That Contain Mercury,  as   mercury will  surely  destroy  the  sense of smell and completely derange  the   whole system  when  entering  :t  through the mucous surfaces.    Such  articles should never be used except  on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do  is tenfold to the good you can possibly   derive  from   them.      Hall's  Catarrh   Cure, . manufactured   by  F.   J  Cheney  &  Co., Toledo,  0.,. contains  no mercury, and-is taken internally,  acting directly  upon  the  blood  and  mucous surfaces of the system,    "-"n  buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure  you get the genuine.   It-is taken internally  and made in Toledo,  Ohio,  by F. J. Cheney & Co.   Testimonials  free.  Sold by Druggists.  Price, 75c. per  bottle. *  coinage made. in a new way, for it  was milled, a device to prevent clipping, which, indeed, had been introduced in Elizabeth's time, but  soon abandoned.  There were five-guinea, two-guinea;  guinea and half-guinea pieces, and  they were so named because many of  them were made from gold brought  from Guinea by the "Company, of  "Royal Adventurers of England Trading Into Africa." - .In allusion, pro-  'bably, to this company's arms, the,  King ordered that the pieces should  bear tlie image of "a little white  elephant which Wee intend as a  marke of distinction from the rest of  our gold and silver monies, and. an  incouragement unto the ,said Company in the importing of gold and  silver to be coined."  On some-of the coins, too, there is  a castle, and the reason of this may  be -that in 1666 Sir Robert Holmes  captured in Schelling Bay" 160 Dutch  sail containing bullion and gold dust  from Cape Coast Castle, in Guinea,  and that this, booty found its way  into the mint. The exploit is celebrated in Dryden's "Annus Mira-  bilis."      -  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  v   He���������But  the  worst  of  you  Americans is  tliat you have na    leisured  classes.  She���������Indeed we have. We call them  _tiainps!���������English paper.  The . New   York   American   of   Dec.  18th, 1907,' says the common house  fly is one of the greatest enemies of  man. It is" a solemn scientifically ascertained fact (hat he is one of the  worst disseminators of disease known,  far surpassing the mosquito in this  respect. Wilson's Fly Pads will kill  mnnv times more flies than any other  article.  STORY ABOUT THE HORSE.  Useful Animal Fir������t Domesticated ,by  the Asians.  It Is said that the horse was first  tamed and used in Asia. The Egyp-  tians aud the Assyrians used him at  an early date, but for a loDg timo  after he was tamed they rode him  only in time of war, considering him'  too good for the ordinary work of burden carrying and riding: This work  was done by the ass, a more plebeian  animal.  After the Egyptians and the Assyrians began taming and using the horse,  tho practice extended to the Scythians,'  and it is said that when the Greeks'  met the" Scythians in battle they were  panic stricken at the sighi of those  Tt  ��������� ��������� .    .,     .. , .    , 1L.     warriors mounted on the unknown ani-  lllltCnnT^m th-e llght ������f- thl?    mals' uellevlng horse and rider to be  Cldent.   that,   trip   rmripjis   ������ra   nnt I ...... -, ,���������,    .    , ���������������"-*   iw  uo  I hat is  probably  tho  THE  HOUSE OF CURZON.  A   Firm    Whose    Business    Methods  Have Brought Them Success and  Great,  Popularity.  "A neatly printed little booklet has  reached this office, and as the title  page suggests, it is "A Little Book  Well Worth Reading." Ostensibly  issued for circulation at the Franco-  British Exhibition, it 's a handsome _, , , , . , ���������. .  souvenir, and a credit to Messrs.'Cur- Ihousands of earnest intelligent  /on Bros., the World's "-Measure Tail-' vounS women who earn their liveh-  ore, of 60 and 62 .City P.oad, London, h������?d- away iron^home in public; of-  E q ��������� hces, and large business estabhsh-  A number of extracts 'taken from men^ a��������� silent suffering victims of  articles appearing in some of the lead- overtaxed -nerves and deficiency at  ing British newspapers tell of -the 'strength. Veak, breathless and nerv-  -   - -           -                                     ous  they work  against    time,    with  never "a  rest  when  headaches   and  backaches' make  every   hour  like  a  day.    Little wonder their cheeks lo--s?  the tint of health and grow pale and  thin; their eyes are dull and shrunken and beauty slowly but surely fades.  Business girls and women, because <f  their   work ' and   worry,   look   older  than their years.   .What they seriously need is the frequent help of a true  strengthening remedy to  carry  them  through the clay.   Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills are like actual food to the starved nerves and tired brain of the business girL   By making rich, red blood  thev supply just the kind of help th'it  girls need to preserve their health and  their good looks.    They bring brfcht  eves, high spirits and thus make the  davs  duties lighter.  Miss Alexandrine Bedard,  a stenographer residing at 36-Richelieu St.,  Quebec, says:���������"For the past couple  of years I felt my constitution being  gradually   undermined   through ��������� constant indoor work, and the great tax  on my nerves through the long tedious hours ovor a typewriter. ^ But it  was only seme six months ago that  the climax came when one afternoon  T lost consciousness through extreme  weakness.     The   real   seriousness   of  my   condition  was  then   pathetically  apparent,   as  I  was  confined   to  my  room,   lacking -even  the   strength   to  walk about. I was attended bv a doctor, but after^being a month  under  his care showed no signs of improvement.    It was at this stage that one  of my relatives read of the cure of n  voting girl whose case bore a resemb-  hnre to tiv own. bv the use of *">r.  Williams'  Pink  Pills.    I   began  the  use of these pills the next dav. and i  iftribufe  my   complete  recovery  entirely to them.   I had not .taken mor,;  than three boxes when I began fo get  better, and" after faking the pills for  nbout a month I felt as strong and  was enioving .13 good health as ever  ;n my life."  "Von can get Dr. Williams' PinV  Pills from anv medicine denier or by  in ail nt -.ti0 eonts a box or sir boxes  for S2 50 from Tho Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  testimonial from a member oi   their  own profession er trade.  Any *o������ our readers desirous of  economising in -their tailoring-' expenses would do well to drop a postcard to Messrs. Curzon Bros, for free  patterns.  SYMPTOMS OF RABIES.  Signs by Which You May Know When  a Dog Is Really Mad.  'Hydrophobia is so rare and terrifying  that its symptoms and treatment are  little understood.   As a matter of fact,  the commonly accepted expression of  madness in a dog is often misleading.  The real mad dog does^not shun water, as it is said.    On the contrary,  mad dogs often rush to the water and  drink it eagerly, if they are able to  swallow. -The mad dog does not froth-  at the mouth.   It does not run amuck,  snapping  at  everything  in   its  path.  What, then, are the indications of the  mad dog?   To' those familiar with a  given dog the surest symptom and the  one which should excite closest attention  is a  distinct and  unaccountable  change iu the dog's disposition, a,staid  dog becoming excitable and a frisky  one dull.   That condition does not nec>  essarily   mean   rabies,   but  it  is  suspicious, and if in addition the dog has  trouble   in   swallowing,  as  though  It  seemed to have a bone in its throat,  beware!   That dog should be instantly  tied.up, because If it-be rabies it takes  but a  day  or  two  for  ferocious' instincts to develop".    Tbe unmistakable  evidence,   however,   of   a   dog   with  rabies   is  the- sticky,   whitish  saliva  which covers the teeth and shows on  tho drawn lips.    The eyes glare and  are red; the dog has paroxysms of running   fury,   during   which   it   barks  hoarsely, which alternate with periods  of   temporary    exhaustion. ��������� Caspar  Whitney In Outing.  CHILD'S  IDEAL  DAY.  Little One Must Rise as Soon as He  Wakes. ������  "From bis earliest years," says Edwin  Collins,  latter  day  exponent o������  Rousseau's theory that" a child must  not ��������� be   taught ^systematically   until  twelve years old, "tbe little one must  rise as soon as he awakes, though on  no account must he be awakened prematurely.    After a bath he must go  straight out-jnto the garden, and there,  if possible, eat a substantial meal of  as much wholesome food as appetite  suggests.    The child   may   then ask  questions,   and   these  should   be   answered.   Then, as in tho philosophy of  the great Socrates, other subjects will  suggest themselves.    These   must   be  pursued so long as there is no slack-  eutng'of Interest.    Let me suggest a  concrete example: ' The morning prayers may suggest Bible history.' This,  in turn, will open out topics of general  history; then the untrained mind may  wander off into geography and  even  hygiene.   The child must play, too, as  his   fancy   dictates.     Dumbbells   and  systematized   athletic  exercises  1   do  not recommend, e:ccept in the case of  THE GREY NUNS & ZAM-BUK  Leading Institutions use .this   ,  Balm.   - (  THE    GREY    NUNS    &'   ZAM-BUK  Most of the leading institutions  throughout Canada have adopted  Zam-Buk as a standard preparatioi  without equal'for skin'disomies and  injuries,  burns,  blood poison,  etc.  From the .St. Patrick's Asylum, Ot  tawa,. comes the following appreciation of its merits:  "Gentlemen,���������In the orphange 'department of tin Asyiim, we have  found Zam-Buk very good for healing cuts, s.ires, and, skin injuries  generally, and shall continue to use  it for such.       Yours sincerely,  (Signed) GEEY NUNS a"  When a mother rubs on to the delicate skin of children a salve to heal  some cut,  bruise,  burn, eruption  or.  kin disease, she needs to be as care-,  fill as if she were giving the child an ���������  internal remedy.    Zam-Buk  balm - is ���������  safe.   Zam-Buk is pure���������free from all  animal fat  and  all  mineral matter,  and may be applied even to the skin  of young babies.  Zam-Buk heals sores, cures eczema,  skin eruptions, ulcers, ringworm, itch,  barber's  rash,   Llood  poisoning,   bad'  leg, salt, rheum, abrasions, abscesses.  ���������mmm  wmmd  mmm  -���������*u^.;:"tj>;,?iife'.  Hill  stooping   or   deformed   children,   and   ?   ?J burns, scalds, and all skin in  'juries and diseases. Of all stores  and druggists at 50 cents, or-from  Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for, price. 3  boxes for $1.25.  BORED AND PLUGGED.  This would be a better world if the  average citizen took as intelligent an  interest in politics as he does in baseball.��������� Chicago News.  All Druggists, Grocers and general  stores sell" Wilson's Fly Pads.  Tho photographic flashlight activity  after "Mr. Roosevelt's arrival may put  an end to Africa's fame as "the Dark  Continent."���������Washington Star.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  An Involuntary Joke.  King Edward, though one of the  most genial of men, never forgets that  'he is the Kihg, nor does he alio*'  others to forget.. Still he can enjoy a  story against himself, and he has recently been telling7one: concerning a  lovely foreigner, one of whose verbal  slips delighted him immensely.  A very iively personage with a delightful accent, the lady made a favorable impression on the King, one of  whose chief delights it is to find some  one who can amuse him. When in  due course the bridge tables were set  the King was unwilling to lose his  charming companion and asked her  to be his partner.  "But, sir," she said, "I really don't  know how to play."  The King would take no denial, and  she "became rather embarrassed,; as  she really did not know the game.  "I assure you, sir," she repeated.  "I could not think of playing. I don't  know the, difference between a king  and a knave."  There was a short silence, and then  the lady realized what she had said  and was covered ivith confusion. The  King of course laughed heartily, and  now tolls the story with gusto.  Eye Strain  Headaches  Manitoba lady tells how headaches  disappeared with the use of Dr. A.  W.  Chase's  Nerve  Food.  Women who use their eyes much for  reading or fine [needlework are sure  to find eye-strain and nervous, sick  headaches among the first symptoms  when tno nervous system gets run  down. ,      ������������������'������������������' .  As a postive euro for headaches,  not mere relief but cure, Dr. A. W.  Chase's Nerve Food stands without a  rival because it gets at tba causo ol  the trouble and builds up the nervous  system  to  health and  strength,  Mrs. Geo. Fuller, Lakeland, Man.,  writes:���������'Dr. Chases's Nerve Food cur-  'ed . me of nervous headache,- from  which I was a groat sufforer, and I  am no longer troubled with twitchings  of the nerves in the.arms and legs,"  Thc portrait and signature of A.W.  Chase, M.D., the , famous Receipt  Book author, are on every box. 50  co.uts at all dealers or Edrnanson,  plates & Co., Toronto,  incident, that the guineas were cut J one creature  by a Dutchman  named John  Roet- '  tier, who competed for the work with  an Englishman, Thomas Simon, and  beat  him;   while  a   foreigner  again,  the Frenchman Blondeau, had charge  of the milling apparatus.   Simon was  disgusted at his defeat, and to show  that he  was  really the -better  man  made and presented to the King what  came to be known as the "Petition  Crowd."   The King, however, ignore'd  this appeal. ,  The new coinage, apparently, caused no little stir, for the two immortal  diarists of that day both mention it.  "Now it was," wrote Evelyn-on March  9, 1664, . "that the fine" new .milled  coin, both of white money and  guineas, was established"; and Pepys  tells us how "There dined with us  to-day (March !) 1663) Mr. Slingsby,  of the Mint, who showed us all the  new pieces, both of gold and silver,  that_ wore made - for the King by  Blohdeau's way; and compared them  with those made for Oliver. The pictures of the latter made by Symons  (Simon), . and of the King by one  Rotyr (Roettier), a German, I think,  that dined with us also."  The  guinea,   moreover,   or   rather  the olephant. upon  the  reverse side  to    that    which    bore   the   bust   cf  .Charles II., receives notice in Mar-  veil's  prose,  where  he  speaks  of   a  "great little animal," which "was on  a sudden turned so yellow and grown  withal  so :unwieldy   that   he   might  haVo passed current for the elephant  upon  a guinny",  and  popular combinations of the word quickly arose,  such  as   "guinea-dropper,"  a   cheat  who practiced  the  trick  of dropping  counterfeit coins,  and  "guinea-hen,"  a courtesan.  Our forefathers had much trouble  with the coinage. Sometimes they  could not get metal enough to coin;  Bomelimes the market value of thi>  metal used for coining was such that  men found it profitable to melt down  their money and sell it - in bulk:  sometimes ':������������������ kings, notably Henry  VIII;, debased the coinage; and, until  milling became the rule, clipping was  of Constant practice. .  ���������Silver was the sole standard until  1816, and consequently the golden  guinea was subject to market fluctuations, according to the condition, of  the silver coin. It started its history  at the value ot 20 shillings, then rose  as high as 30, and at other times  was equal to 26, 22 and 20 shillings  and sixpence.  Pepys, in 1666, quotes his goldsmith I  to the effect  "that ginnys which   1  ; bought 2,000 of not long ago that cost  'me but 181-2d change will now cost  me 22d;and but very few to be had  at  any   price."    Parliament   finally  took   the  matter  up,  and   by John  Locke's advice the guinea was fixed  in 1717, at 21 shillings, at which it-  remained until  1813, when it ceased  to be issued, and yielded  its place  to the sovereign, which, by the way  it had originally displaced.  origin of the centaur In Gredan mythology, half man and half horse. You  have read the story, no doubt.  There were no horses in this country when .white men came here, and  the Indians were as much alarmed to  see tlie Spaniards riding those they  brought over with them as were the  Greeks when they first saw the Scythians similarly mounted.   Perhaps this  may surprise -you, for   most  persons  think   that  tho   wild   horses  of' the  western plains, have been there always,  so to speak.   They have not, however,  for they are all descended from the  horses brought ,from   Europe by the  early settlers.   It is the same with the  wild horses of South America, which  live In the pampas in great herds of  thousands each.   They all came frofci  European stock.���������Chicago News.  "Life is cheap in Afganistan."  . "But the roads there are too rough  for motoring."���������Kansas City Journal.  When going away from home, or  at any change of habitat, he is a wise  man who numbers among his belongings a bottle of Dr. J.D. Kellogg's  Dysentery Cordial. Change of food  and water in some strange place  where there are no doctors mav bring  on an attack of dysentery. He then  has a standard remedy at hand with  wliich to cope with" the disorder, and  forearmed he can successfully fight  the ailment and subdue it.  The Truthful Story of a Ship Struck  by Lightning.  VIn Duluth down on the docks some  days ago some fresh water Ancient  Mariners were talking of adventures  on the raging main," began an old  steamship man. " 'Captain H.,' said  one, 'it seems to me I've heard somewhere that your vessel was once struck  by lightning while sailing, sailing over  the bounding main?'  " 'Yep, twice",' said Captain H. 'Happened off Point Aux Barques 'bout fifteen years ago.   We were joggin' 'long  when a thunderstorm overtook us, and  the very first flash of Iightuln' struck  the deck amidships and bored a hole  as  big as my  right leg right down  through tho bottom of the vessel.".  "'And she foundered, of course?'  "'No, sir.   The water began rushln'  in, and she would have foundered, but  there came a second flash, and- a bolt  struck  my  foreto'  gallant  mast.    It  under the advice of a health specialist.  The next variation in the child's day,  is to listen to the reading of poetry, if  he chooses.   Arithmetic and the multiplication tables  he learns during his  play with  matches and marbles.    If  the child wants to eat, 'let him have,  plenty of wholesome food, and-at noon  or shortly' afterward, a full meat dinner.    I am no faddist, but I disagree  with giving a child tea, coffee or stimulants.    At the age of ten or eleven  years, however, this rule may be relaxed.   A short rest, out of doors, follows the midday meal, and then, ��������� again  provided the child Is not unwilling, a  long walk is advantageous.    For tea,  bread with plenty of butter Is the thing.  Early to  bed  Is a  motto that wants  beating.    Here, if anywhere', I depart  from my rule of the child's consent  He must have a long rest   Nature demands it"  _A GERM  HATER'S'FIND.  Marion���������You're not leaving so early  simply because I happened to mention  that it was leap year;"are you?  Austin (nervously)���������Oh! mv, no! 1  heard the fire engines go bv" a while  ago and I want to see'where the fire  is.���������Punch.  A   raitmus   -duii"   vindicated.  Mr. John  Morley was dining with  Sir George Trevelyan, and was chaffing him about a famous  "bull"  o������  his uncle, Lord Macaulay. ��������� You remember  it���������thc  thunder of  the  oncoming host���������a thousand tongues, a  thousand   spears,    a   thousand   feet.  "Yes,"  observed  Trevelyan,  quietly,  "a good deal of sport has been made  of that supposed blunder of the army  with a thousand feet.   But my uncle  wrote it purposely; it was no slip of  the pen.    When someone called his  attention to it he said: 'My army is  moving one step at a time.  It is not  jumping like a frog'."   And when you  come to think  of  it,  the, noise of a  thousand men marching ia made by  a thousand feet.     >  I bought a horse with a supposedly  incurable ringbone for $30. Cured  him with $1.00 worth of MINARD S  LINIMENT and so'd���������him for $85.00.  Profit on  Liniment,"$54.00.  MOSE DEROSCE.  Hotel Keeper^ St. Phillippo, Que.  was cut off near the top, turned bottom end up, and as it came down it  entered the hole and plugged it up as  tight as a drum. When we got down  to drydock we simply sawed off either  end and left the plug In the planks.' "  Nelson  and tho Spaniards.  There is an amusing anecdote about  that gruff sea dog Nelson.   Two Spanish  captains came on board with a  request   to  be   allowed   to   see   "the  greatest seaman in the world."   Nelson grumbled, but gave in and went  on deck, fogetting that "at that mo-1  ment his legs were hound up at the  Jcncos    and    ankles   .with   pieces   of  brown paper soaked in vinegar and  tied  on  with  red   tape."    This  had  been done to allay the irritation arising from mosquito bites.    Quite forgetting his attire and the extraordinary  appearance  which  it  presented,  Lord Nelson went on deck and conducted the interview with the Spanish captains with such perfect courtesy that his singular, appearance was  quite, obliterated by the charm of his  manner,  and the  Spaniards left the  ship with their high opinion of him  thoroughly confirmed.  Vanity   Shelf   For   the   Up   to   Date  'Kitchen Sink.  Who but a germ hater would have  thought   of  a   vanity   shelf   for   the  kitchen sink?   A certain clever housewife has one on which she keeps all  the articles required to make the sink  ��������� absolutely sanitary.   She has a row of  ( Jars, boxes and brushes, all of which  A Vivid Description.  A shortsighted and deaf old gentleman who was at an entertainment  where a professor performed on a blrf  bass viol thus described the scene:  "The professor carried on to the plat-  from a gigantic beetle attached to the  end of a sort of lamppost He leaned  over and fondly embraced it, tickling  its back violently with a long comb.  "The spectators seemed much delighted at this display of scientific affection.  Silas ���������    College    has    improved  Henry's boy a whole lot.  Hiram���������That's right, Silas. Why,  when that boy gets to talkin' I just  have to shut my eyes to think it's a  regular book agent.���������Puck.  The source of all intestinal troubles  is the common house fly; liis buz/, is  the first symptom of typhoid. Wilson's Fly Pad is the only thing that  kills them all.  "Don't you realize that nobody  takes you seriously as a candidate for  the office of Sheriff?"  "Sure I realize it," answered Farmer Corntossel. "That's the reason  I'm goin' to see it tlirough. I'm b'e-  ginnin' to think that a man nowadays  can't git took serious as a candidate  for office until he's defeated a lot o  times."���������Washington Star.  Bridges th j Chasm.  Blackberry pie bridges the chasm  between the millionaire and the pauper.    It is found  on the mahogany  table  of the haughty  society leader  and   on   tho   oilcloth   covered   pine  table of the lowly washerwoman.   It  is on the bill of fare of the grandest  hotel and is fed to the inmates of the  poorhouse.   The rich man who rides  in his gasoline buggy and the poor  tramp who rides the rods under the  freight car or steps from cross tie to  cross tie in the blistering sun meet  on a common   level   at   the   lunch  counter,  and  both   order  blackberry  pie.    In a word,  blackberry pie is  the one article of diet which makes  the whole world kin.  have' a definite and important use in  tbe sanitary scheme.  There is a jar of good scouring fluid,  an ammonia bottle, a wide mouthed  china jar in which she keeps a soft  flannel cloth to use after the dishes  are washed to polish the water taps.  A little rubbing daily keeps them in  fair condition, so that a really hard  polishing Is needed only once a week  or so. Tho ammonia will : remove  stains on the brass, while chloride of  lime mixture kills germs, keeps the  enamel clean and the.,pipes pure.  All these little beautifiers are for the  sink alone.    On the other side of the  vanity shelf this .careful housekeeper  has jars and bottles of lotions to use  on  her hands.    On  this  part' of rhe  vanity shelf is a bottle of fresh toilet  water to take away tho smell of vegetables   she   bas   been   preparing   and  cooking; an antiseptic powder answers  ihe same purpose, and its .drug shop  odor is more pleasing sometimes than  Iierfumo.   A bottle of turpentine has  its place on the shelf in esse of burns;  scouring soap for the hands and a pot  of liquid vaseline to rub on the nails  nnd   keep   them   from   bending   and  breaking are important articles for the  shelf.  Making It Safe.  The Bosj3���������What's that?  Office Boy���������I says, you better send  out and git a half dozen boys to do  my work to-day. I'm "goin' to be sick  about 3 o'clock .'���������Harper's Bazaar.  It is Wise to Prevent Disorder.���������  Many causes lead to disorders of the  stomach and few are free from them.  At the first manifestation that tho  stomach and liver are not performing  their functions, a course of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills should be tried,"  and it will be found that the digestive organs will speedily resume  healthy action. Laxatives and sedatives are so blended in these pills  that no other preparation could be  so effective as they.  Short���������Yes, I believe some fortune  tellers are on the level. Not long ago  one agreed to tell me something about  my future for a dollar.  Long���������Well?  "I gave her the money and she told  me the time would come when I  would wish I had my dollar back."  Prov.  Survey  Man  Operated   Upon.  F. Humphrey of the Prov. Survey,  residing  at Laurier,  Man.,  was  successfully operated on for appendicitis  by Dr. F. W. E. Burnham, of Winnipeg  Enthusiastic Sportsman (gazing admiringly at bow legs of a small but  -  distinguished  oleric)���������What a jockey  'e'd 'avo made.    Some parents never ���������  scorns to know ihe c'rect perfession  to put their boys to.���������Planet.  Minard's   Liniment Cures   Colds,  eto  "At last," said the anti-saloon advocate, "we have triumphed! Quietude  can now reign supreme!"  "But what's the meaning of all this  cheering and cannonding?"  "We are celebrating our victory."  ���������Washington Star.  HE LACKED TACT.  Bad  Wa,  A Business That Pays.  Women are, as a rule, most successful in decorative work, und It Is a matter for astou'slnneut that comparative:  !y few have eb far gone in for this  branch of money making.  There are numbers of girls with powers of discrimination who might pick  op curios and antiques at a reasonable  price", though, of course, even In the  depths of tbe country the supply has  been steadily declining for years.    -1  Not alone that, but cottage owners  of old china and oak have become  moro wavy, and articles of what Airs.  Malaprop termed "bigotry and virtue"  are not to be bought up for a mere  song;  Still there Is a good field for the  woman collector. In furnishing and  decorative work feminine ideas are  hardly to bo surpassed, and many a  "house beautiful" owea Its beaurty t������  the artistic facultv of n woman.  The  beetle  was apparently } Minard>s Liniment Cures Distemper,  quite  unmoved.    Then  the professor ; ���������...���������_  gave a capital imitation of tbe drunken  man and the lamppost. He swayed  rapidly up and down, clutching quickly at all points.  "Sometimes his fingers quivered passionately upon ono spot, like an 1H  tempered man struggling with an obstinate pair of braces. Sometimes be  rested momentarily, as ono rests after  a contest w*lth a stiff white tie.  "Finally he gave a last convulsive  |tlcklo to the huge beetle, picked himself up from the lamppost and carried  off the unresisting insect, ��������� The audience applauded vigorously."  The Cat's Pins.  Martha had tormented Dinah, her  kind old cat, for more than a half  hour without an interval of peace,  when she gave Dinah's tail such an  unmerciful pull that the poor old cat  decided that forbearance had ceased  to be a virtue, so she resorted to her  claws for the. first time in her life  when with the child. Dinah gave  Martha's little fat hand such a scratch  that the blood fairly trickled, and  she, with tears and blood streaming,  went to Dinah with all the wrath in  her voice sho could command and  said, "Give me those pins out of your  hand this minute, miss!"  A Fluctuating Fortune.  "About how much do you figure that  you are worth?" asked tho old time  friend.  "How do I know?" replied Mr. Cum-  fox. "Mother nnd the girls havo Join.  led a bridge .whist club."���������Washington  Star.  Breaks   of  the   Man   Who  Trying to Sell Spectacles.  "The meanest job of my lean days,"  Bald a millionaire, "wa8 spectacle peddling.   I still see.the sad and scornful  looks, I still hear the reproachful oaths,  which that work brought down on inc.  "It was at the seashore.   I  bad a  case of spectacles for every age from  forty-five up.   I paced tho beach and  the board walk.  "Once I walked up to a lady and  gentleman seated close together on tho  sand.  "'Sir and madam,' I said, "would  those interest you? Tho best and  cheapest brand of old age spectacles  on the market. This pair would be  your size, sir���������forty-nine years. Lady,  will you try those flfty-four year ones?"  "They reddened, and the man.told mi;, j  with an oath, to move on. I remembered as I moved that ho had been  holding her hand A scaoldo flirtation.  Of course they hadn't liked thchr  thoughts brought down from love to  old age spectacles.  "On tho board wnlk 1 accosted a  pretty girl leading an old man by tno  arm. -  " 'Would your grandpa bo Interested  in those, miss?' I snld.    'Best glass,  warranted, eighty year size, prlco'���������  "'Tell him to go, Billy,' said tho girL  "And as 1   went a  hot corn  man  :hncklcd:  "'That, you dub, was Oobsa Golde  tnd hia young bride.' "���������  Vigorous Youngsters.  Lady���������1 am looking for a. governess  for my children. 7  J.V.nagcr of" Intelligence Office ���������  Didn't we supply you with ono last  week?  "Yes."  "Weil, mndnm, according to her report you don't need a governess; you  need a lion tamer."  His Reasoning.  Do Tough���������1 want to return this dog  to the gout what owns him. I seen  his ad. In the paper. Tho Lady���������How  did you guess It.was a "gent" that put  tho ad. In? Do Tough-'Cause it said,  "No questions asked."���������London Pick-  Mc-Up.  Easily Grown Vines.  For beautifying the veranda or covering the wall of a brick or stone house  "with a living coat of green which will  be a joy to every lover of nature there  is a large variety of vines which grow"  with little care ������nd are a perpetual de-  ���������igbr.  The Boston ivy and Virginia creeper,  two vines known throughout America,  cling to walls without support, and so  ire especially useful for covering walls.  The former is not as hardy as the latter, but in the middle and southern latitudes it succeeds well and forms a  beautiful mass against a wall. The Virginia creeper is perfectly hardy. It will  hide ugly stone fences,, outbuildings  nnd dead trees, transforming them into  things of beauty.  Ths rapid growing Virgin's Bower  vine is excellent for the veranda,; giving a dense shade. It presents a snowy  bank of star shaped flowers of delightful fragrance which last for several  weeks. A companion variety of clematis, coccinea, has rose colored flowers which resemble half closed rosebuds at a distance. Clematic paniculate, the Japan clematis, is one of tho  host vines, growing rapidly and presenting a snewy mass of blossoms  when in flower.  The wistaria'Is a good vine for a  trellis, but Is somewhat coarse for  most verandas, being better suited for  tho rustic house or pergola, where Its  delightful purple flowers hang In graceful profurton. The Crimson Rambler  rose Is one of tho hardiest and most  satisfactory of climbers, admirably  suited for the veranda.  fits  perfectly  because  each garment  is made to fit an  individual type of  figure..  After it is finished and  goes to the laundry for.  its final washing, each  garment is tested on  models ranging from 22  to 50 inch bust measurement. Thus the size is  determined accurately.  And the size as marked  is exact, and stays so,  because Stanfield's Underwear cant shrink nor  stretch.  Your dealer will likely have all  sizes and weights. If not, he can  get them for you  STANHELDS LEVIITED  133  TRURO, N.S.  Friendship.  If we demand from friendship what  a   ~..v....    *ui, oi/.t  It never should mean-no other friend-   *������r 8nl������ J)V a" druggists.    Dr. T. A  LADIES  Send your name and address and you will receive a free sample of  SLOCUM'S COMPOUND TENNY-  ROYAL TEA. Every mother and  lady should use it. Used successfully  by thousands of ladies. A powerful  but harmless vegetable medicine for  sickness peculiar to women and all  diseases  arising therefrom.    25c size  ship, no other Interests, no greater  friendship than that given to us���������it Is  a base demand, the demand of selfish  jealousy. It wearies and Irritates those  of whom the demand Is made; it turns  friendship into gall, makes It vanish  Into empty-space. Friendship, fettered  In chains, breaks thorn and flics away,  -Stafford Brooke.  Panama Hats.  That panama hats aro woven under  water is denied by a man who has aH  his life been engaged in tho panama  hat trade and has himself made the  hats.  Tho hats are woven in the early  morning hours, when the atmosphere  is  damp,   as tho hoat   of  tho   sun  makes the fiber brittle and unfit for  manipulation.    At night the hat is  hung out in the open air, where it  absorbs tho dew and is in condition  for  work   again   tho   next  morning.  I This  accounts  for  the  groat  length  ��������� of time (from ono to threo months)  requlrod for tho making of a panama |  hat,  Slocum   Limited,   179   King   St.   W.,  Toronto.  PECIAL    TO    GRAIN   SHIPPERS  It takes years to learn the best met.  ods of handling grain. We have had  thirty years' experience handling  grain in this country, have a branch  office at Fort William and close busi-  nesi connection at all grain centres.  Ship your grain through us for prompt  returns and good services. Refercncts,  Union Bank of Canada.  Manitoba Commission Co.,  Grain   Exchange,   Winnipeg,   Man.  Permanently Cured by  DR. KLINE'S GREAT  NERVE   RESTORER  82 TBIAt BOTTLE   FREE  Sent through Cnniullnn Alienor.    mi-p, not only tnmpornrr relief, tot  NgnVOUn niHllllDKKB, MI������||,J, ������p������.ni., Nl, Villi.*  I������������r, Utlillll/, Kih.u.iluu. Fnun'loil l<i\.  Dr.R.H.KIine,Ld.',3IA","i''',"ll-,"-|,"u  W. ,.N.    U.    No.    704. THE    LEDGE*    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  jw  ALE OF GROWN-GRANTJED MINERAL RLAIMS FOR DEL1NQUEMT  TAXES IN THE ROSSLAND ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.  1 HKRV.BY r.IVK XOTICU Unit on Mondav, the 2nd clay of November. A. D. igoS, at the hour of 120 clock, noon at  t'���������, Cnrl IU-use, in th, City of Rossland, I shall offer for sale at public auction the Crown-granted mineral claims hereinafter  ,;.( ������������������!, ���������r th, persons in said list liurcMiialU-r set out, for the delinquent taxes unpaid by said persons on the 30II1 day orjuue,  ",,oS. und for costs and expenses, including the costs of advertising said sale, if the total amount due is not sooner paid.  LIST   ABOVE   MENTIONED.  GREENWOOD   MINING   DIVISION.  OW.VKK.  KoM/nhaupl, Sidney   l<i>-i-iili.iii]il, Sidney   Muodv, Juhn A   Nadeii. (V. R., and Caulfield, J. J   Hol'mink, l������. A., Oliver, 1*. II., and)  I)i)ii';hcity, Mary O... )  M.u'hin, Ili-nrv T   K.iiK-, Mii-liuc-1 II., Nelson, J. W., Price, )  .AI. '1'., i'.irry, ICvan, and Morrison J-  Lawn-nee S  )  Mai'iiiii, lleiny T   Kinney (Vli.irli-s    Kinney, Charles   I lu-.'ii'.'iuii Cnpper Co.. Ltd   Combination M. and  M. Co   l.ind. A. T.; Hell, Charles X.; McKcu-,  /.iv, Keniiellr, Fuller II'V.; Snyder, (  I'��������� M.: i'miiinj,' I!., and estate of A. I  l-VlfJUSflll   Riter. <*.   Dominion Copper Co., Ltd   '���������(.midaiv-Ivlkliorn M. Co., Ltd., N. V. L.  Mackenzie, Win., aud Sutherland, II   Matthews, John   Loiltier, I,'. : ill     nonunion Copper Co.,  Ltd   Cold Buy; Minim,' Co., Ltd   William^, \V. It."; Cameron, D. A., and |  )'  Bristol   Bulldog   Bull Dog Fraction.  c.o.d'   Comhinnlion   Coronation  F  Maun, I"). D   Sansoiu. C. \V. IL, aud Madden M  Haas, f. C, and McNicoi, Jas   N'aden", C. R   Miller. O. I-   Spokane-Boundary Mining Co   Maey, \V.. and Law, \V. M _.......  Morrison   Mines,   Ltd.,   Crane,  G. T., )  and I'rustr, J. S. C )  Xorris, \V. II., and Beekwith, Jas   lleiieriiuiu, Spencer, and Clougli. fiiinna L.  koscnliaiipl, Sidney   Morrison Mines, Ltd   G^grilY, C. aud Mclntyre JM   Livingston- Tlios. Dick'ason   ."Matthews lolin ".:   Xorris, \V." IL. aud Beekwith, Jas   King, Thomas   Dominion Copper Co., Ltd   Dominion Copper Co.,  Ltd   Hiter, G., and Heatichine F���������   NA.MK OK CLAIM.  Arcadia...  Astoria...  Baltimore.  Barbara. .  Bee   Bengal ,..  Bluejay...,  Copperopolis   Crown Silver   Klkhorn   Enterprise   Eureka Fraction..  First Chance   Florence Fraction.  Gold Bug   Golden Eagle   Gold Finch   Great llesper...'   Homestake   La Plaza   Last Chance   Little Chief   Little Buffalo Fraction.  Lygia,   Moonlight   Morning Star   Morrison   Mullen.   Preston'   Putnam   Queen   S. 1*'. Fraction ...  Standard   Stem winder   Svcamore   LOT NO.   TAXKS    IHII-;. COSTS.  3135  ���������i'3'1  2391  8.7  SS6  2395  1287  2376  3256  3<M '  92S  I-158  3365  1852  - 7������9  818  617  3259  4-l-KS)  1470  890  921  S20  1SS7  1S92  ,   '393  753  1406  1717  "' 2655  1528  2570  654  1S50  6cj.S  3I50  LS35  832  982  58S  157S  * S 50  12 75  11 25  7,25  ii 25  13 00  12 50  10 25  8 00  'i 75  I2'50  13 00  7 75  75  75  00  00  50  25  2.1  10 00  2 75  10 00  13 00  12 50  u 50  11 75  12 75  n 50,  11 25  13 00  12 75  S 75  13 ������������  9 5������  13 ������������  10 75  10 00  2 00  3 50  11 50  fo 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  1 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  TOTAL.  50  75  25  25  '3 25  15 00  14 50  12 25  10 00  '3 75  14 5������  15 00  9 75  5 75  6 75  00  00  5������  25  25  ii GO  '4  6  9  13  3  4 75  12 00  15 00  14 50  13 5������  13 75  14 75  13 5������  13 25  15 00  14 75  , 10 75  15 00  11 5������  ��������� 5 ������������  12 75  12 00  4 00  5 5������  13 50  I'os.-1'.uul, B. C, October 4 th, I90S.  J, KIRKUP, Collector.  ���������a^.-^'rv'JV^ "���������Vk ���������^^^���������^������''rv^^^^^-������^^^/*v^^e',*^^',4^b^^>'  $  0  $  IN THE WINDSOR HOTEL.  Everything-is of the best at this cafe, as we Lead while others  Follow. Jt makes no.difference what you order���������steaks, chops,  eggs, bacon, ham, cutlets, chicken, etc, we have the high grade  goods. No shut-down, and no key to the door. Just the place  ro eat at any hour of tlie day or night. _ Drop in .and introduce  the inner man to our gastronomical delicacies.  5 Fjoward moore, Proprietor.    ^  3-*=V'&^'*y^'V^/<&*'������'^'fe^^ VO**���������  ?''<  Ill  I  $  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boimdary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  tit any hour, day or night.  AicCiung  &   Goodeve,   Propr's.  ���������������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & tbelin $ ���������o��������� nelson  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C., has 11 line 01 nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any 1110110-  tain town ot the Great West A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  The Greenrjuood Braner*  Nelson      ^  Iron Works  Is now prepared to make  all kinds of Iron, Brass or  Copper Castings. First-  class    work    guaranteed.  Geo. JVT. Holt,   manager.  J. R. Cameron.  RAILWAY  Summer Excursion Rates  EAST  '���������"mm Orconwood io Winnipeg  Pnlitth, Fort William, St.  I'atil  Chicago i 72 25  ������\Vw York  108 50  Montreal  105 00  St. John, N. li ...  120 00-  St. Louis  <>7 50  Toronto  ill '10  Ottawa  1 GO 00  Halifax  Hit 20  Sydney, C. II  180 00  Tickets on Hule Miiv 4 and 18,  ,111 no 5, (',, lOTnd 21), July 0,7,  22 and 2!', August 0, 7, 21 and 22,  '90S. Flint class, round trip, 90-  l)ay Limit.  Leading Tailor of the  Kooteuays.  Kaslo, B. C,  CONTRACTOR    ~\R.A.BROWN  E8TIW  n  IE3  GIVEN.  t  -Those tickets nro good  >        KoiltfiM-  ,   via any recognized routes in ono  .or both ilirnrtions.   To destina-  1  tions (*ast nf Chicago nro good  1  via the Grunt Lakes.  :��������� )  1  For particulars call  on local  agents or address  ,1.  MOV,. I). P. A., NuIhiiii.  <;, H. MnI'llKKHON, <). T. A.,  AVIunlpi));, Mini.  Dealer in all kinds of Rongji j  and  Dressed  Luinlior,  Win- g  dows, Doors, Shingles. Crick, ������  Cement, etc. j  Shop Phone, 05. j  Lumber Yard..Phono, 2(i 1  THE  Vendome - Hotel  Iu Anaconda provideH accommodation for the local and traveling  public. An easy walk from th  center of Greenwood.  J* W. O'Brien, Proprietor.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, H. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  "' Hugh Kiyen, Prop  FERRY, WASH.  General Merchant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  JJoots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  -   Cigars, Etc.  Oats and Northwest Seed  Winter  Wheat.  T^EJVIOftT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  ' tf-e safe.  MeJorje   &   Tiregilius  C. S. BAKER  Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited, Samples  rocofvo prompt attention.  I*.  O. HOX  188.  OKEENWOOI*,   II.   O.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B. C , and the price is $5 a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  J?.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, I'.. C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  -GRKB'NWOOn  B, C, OCT. 15, 1908.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the editor   would  once more like to  commune with  your collateral.  A  wit says that Si  in  Siwash  means never.  At a distance a city is known by  Lhe ads in its local papers.  La 1 Km should have a  real  live  man in the cabinet nt Ottawa.  .li' .loo Martin ia elected he will  do more than bark.whftn ho roaches  Ottawa.    Kkntucky has''just prohibited  the sale of limburger cheese. Whiskey is still sold in that' stale.  A Yassau college girl has thrown  a baseball 195 feet. She didn't  hit anything except the scenery.  Stup aside from the beaten road  and point a shorter trail to better  things if you wish to be pelted with  mud and stones.  Exl'kkts in the East assert that  after the election is over the Conservatives will have a majority of  '20 in thc house at Ottawa.  The essential qualities of natural  greatness are moral and not material, as so many followers of  Laurier arc prone to imagine.  This Dunsmuir family are now  fighting over their millions. The  possession of money seems bound  to get some people into trouble.  1)ex 11 ax TitOMt'SOX, one of Canada's greatest comediaus, is 75 years  old today, and is busy playing the  "Old Homestead" .in   New  York.  In London recently 8,000 men  applied for a little hospital job  worth ������4 a- week. We warn all  working men to keep away from  that camp.  Tim Lemieux Act does not seem  to be much iu favor with the men  who work. Still many working-  men will coutinue to vote for the  present government in Ottawa.  The C. P."R. machinists lost their  strike because the time was not  -propitiousTor a movement of that-  kind. It labor ..had been scarce  they would have won in a walk.  .; Jupoixtt ��������� from its past history  the Laurier government will just  need about four more years in  wliich to gobble what is left of  Canada, leaving the people to pay  the debts.  Ri-X'kxtly Earl Grey carried a  pack on his back and walked for  several miles in East Kootenay.  The earl can now delight eastern  society with tales of adventure in  the hills.  Tin-: parson who preaches in  Itockofeller's chureli in New York-  says if that city can be won for the  right no other city is lost. He  evidently recognizes the difficulty  of getting rich men into heaven, .......  Ik it is true that uo rich man  can enter the kingdom of heaven,  what will become of those fine old  chaps, Cox, Jaffray and the other  wealthy Liberals whohave learned  the secret of turning nothing ^iuto  millions.  It was the work and policy of  Conservative statesmen that planted the tree of prosperity in Canada. For twelve years the Grits  have been picking the fruit and  imagining that'they-had something  to do with the growth of the tree.  John D. Rockki-'Kixkb has millions but cannot make his hair  grow. After death the worms will  chew him up just the same as if he  was a Phoenix hobo, unless his  relatives soak his body with some  ossifying fluid that will make the  worms hunt for a softer snap.  Evkuy year millions aro stolen  or wasted by the Laurier government. Tho country was well governed in 18% for -$42,000,000, but  now it takes $1)0,000,000 to pay  tho yearly bills, although the services supplied have not materially  increased. Smoke that before you  vote. _____  NitA.it Kimberley in South Africa  eleven thousand acres of blue land  are being constantly plowed and  harrowed in search of diamonds.  Last year the crop produced was  worth $32,000,000.' If wo had a  few farms like that in the vicinity  of Grcenwoodj it is more than  likely this paper would havo a few  bank ads sprinkled amongst its  columns.  It is strange how some people  try to save in small things, Wp  have often seen men come into a  camp who would for a time buy $10  worth of drinks a minute, and then  look all over town to find a copy  of the local paper so that they  would get partially even by not  having to buy one.  There is considerable discussion  in the Chilli wack paper over the  drink question. One writer says :  "Dram-drinking may inspire the  heart with gladness and thrill tho  nerves with delight, but it is so  dangerous, this embroidered veil  that hides the death beyond, the  flowery entrance to the path that  leads to death."' Such beautiful  language may stop the sale of high  balls in Chilliwack.  Man is a frail atom, full of��������� fear  and afraid to stand alone. That is  why he pays a priest to get him  into heaven, a doctor to get him  out of the hospital, and a lawyer  to keep him out of jail. He cannot even vote more than half the  time, unless there is something in  it. When there is nothing in it  he usually follows the precedent of  a dead past and votes the same as  his father did. Kear and greed  rule Canada.    Ix Toronto the morality department refused to suppress the sale  of the Calgary Eye Opener. That  paper is a terror to evil doors, and  not much in danger of suppression,  provided it does not discuss religion from the independent standpoint. Free discussion of religious  matters is practically prohibited in  Canada as far as the press is concerned, owing to the fact that the  church largely controls Laurier  and makes him do its bidding.  Tun election contest now on in  Canada will be decided mainly on  the record of the government. The  personality of the candidates will  not make many votes. Iu respect  to the government it is a different  story. All classes of people are  concerned in the good government  of the country. Party yells will  not settle the public debt. The  Laurier government has created a  great debt and gets the bulk.of the  profit, .whilst the people sweat to  pay the debt and get nothing.  The real aristocrats of the world  aro the writers, painters, musicians, actors and inventors. In  England those who rule in social  circles claim the authority to be  top-notchers through the accident  of birth. Recently, however, London society litis commenced to take  to its arms some of the great artists  of the world, and the chances of a  merry row. arc-iiuniinent-betwcen  King Edward and the radical  leaders of the elite, in the meantime several hundred thousand  people in Great Britain have little  chance to suffer' from indigestion  or Bright's disease.  Ix Ladysmith last week gold was  discovered while excavating for the  foundation of a new building. The  town became excited and hundreds  of people crowded around the hole  eager to catch a glimpse of the yellow metal. However no placer  claims were staked out, and as the  work on the building is proceeding  it may be taken for granted that  there will be no stampede to Lady-  smith. There may be gold underneath Ladysmith, but not enough  to tear down the town. This is  the season of the year for the finding of things^tbat will make a  boom in'the spring.  The Laurier government is almost entirely in the hands of men  who are bent upon looting the public domaiu for the benefit of themselves and relatives. Most of their  relatives have become, rich, and  vast portions of the public lauds  have passed into their hands for a  mere song.. The expense of governing Canada has become enormous, and the reign of graft, wasto  and extravagance at Ottawa is appalling to an honest man. If continued it means ruin to Canada for  years to come. It is difficult to  understand how any sane man can  vote to sustain a government as  corrupt and wasteful as we have  had in this glorious country for the  past twelve years.     -  For Sale���������Twelve Pekin Ducks.  Apply to W. S. Torney, Eholt, B.C.  B. C. fruit will be exhibited at  the Portland, Oregon, fair in December.  The Kooteuay Belle . reigns supremo in many a camp. It is a  cigar that brings delight and appreciation wherever smoked.  The Cowichan Leader bemoans  the loss of its dovil. He quit the  print shop to work in a store that  sells candy.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in tho Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country aud the blue  Pacific.  The Japs who were cleaning C.  P. K. cars in Winnipeg have been  sent back to Vancouver.  Expert watch repairing, jewelry  repairing, manufacturing, etc.  Gold and silver plating a specialty.  E. A. Black, the jeweler, Phoenix.  A fine line of leather goods, including wallets, ladies' purses and  handbags, for sale at one-third off  tho regular price at J. L. Coles'  store in Greenwood.  The Ledge, $2 a year.  In -Phoenix D.'"J. Mathesoii has  the agency for nearly all the best'  life, fire and' accident insurance  companies. He also insures plate  glass, aud ��������� if you aro looking for  insurance drop him a line with  particulars of what you want.  G. S. Potts died recently in  Duncan, leaving an estate valued  at over ������4,000.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  The loafer thinks that his is the  only simple life.  ,Dolls at bargain prices. .Bargains that are bargains. All sizes,  all kinds, at one-third the regular  prices. Don't overlook this opportunity. See and be convinced.  M*cRae Bros.  Every good and considerate man  should carry a lot of life insurance.  After his death it will help his  wife  in   marrying again.   -  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  The Columbia'cigar is- a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and mado in  Nelson.   -     .  Tn England a man stands for  parliament, and here a man, runs  for congress. Tnis explains the  difference between the two countries.���������St. Louis Humorist.  ��������� In the houses that are thoroughly,  decorated with wall paper tho fuel  bill is not so large, and home life  more cheerful. See the latest patterns in wall paper at J. L Coles.  A lot of men are like soda fountains���������give off lots of froth but  mighty little solid substance.  : Large line of cut glass, sterling  silver, plated ware,- etc., suitable  for presents ; ������15,000 stock to vse-  lect" from. - E. A. Black, xthe  jeweler, Phoenix.  The trouble with brains is that  so very few people - know what  they are or how to use them.    ���������  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Works'. Nelson, B. C.       *  At the Turkish Bath house  in Nelson you can get Turkish,  Russian, salt water, medicated,  and tub baths. The Turkish bath  is one of the greatest health-producers in the world.  Patronize - Home  Industry and Smoke  "BOUNDARY"  CIGAR.  Union Made  Havana Filled.  as_____c  WM. WALLACE  WINNIPEG AVE., GRAND FORKS  Clothing made in tho Latest  Stylo and at Prices in Harmony  with reason. Suits sent to any  part of the country. Drop a postal  for-further information.  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacific hotel.  J. P. FLOOD  fieLUmafketHotel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   .British | Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  Hotel   Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms., Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  McGILLIS '& WILLIAMS.  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO B.C.,  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city. :  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  Dissolution of Partnership.  Ttio iiurtniiriililp ���������heretofore ntilwlntliiR* !>���������������  twncn th'* nnilot-iilKiiu'l an Tii- Cuiitniiilui'.s, tin-  ilor Mm ii'iim* tif [toblnsni! & Wiu-rtiii, Im8 tlila  lllty llliiill illrtriolvitd li.V lllllllllll I'oiltuitlt. Tlio  hii-.tiii.--i-) will bo t'<>tilliill*'rl,l>y Mr. Koliilwnu,  who will iinlloiit all ili'htM mul unmirni! nil lin-  MIItfi'Hof tins pnrtii������rnlil|i.  Ilntijil till:. HI. iliiy of Oiiliilinr, 1IKIS.  K. II. WAIIKKV.  AliKX   ItOHtNHON.  . Job Printing at Tho Ledge.  General Merchants, Midway, B. 0.  Hay and Gvain always  , on hand.   Sleighs ' and  'Wagons and Implements  of all kinds, carried in ���������  .   stock. -  The "very best,  ' goods   at right  prices.  nelson, b.c. '  wholesale  .   , dealers in-  Produce   and ' Provisions  Frank Fletcher  ' -Pkovixciaii Land Sukvkyoh,  Neison, B. a  MERCHANT TAILOR- _  Men's clothes cleaned, pressed and  Repaired.  Fine Work'   -  A Specialty  Gold, Silver and Coppor. Ench r>()������.  ������!r, G. WKST, S.'IO ISIchimls St.  VANCODVKK, B,G.  C. J.'CAMPBELL  NEW DENVER  ��������� Provincial   Assayer and Analytical    Chemist.     ' Correspondence *  solicited   from   any   pait ,'of  the  country.  ���������-���������������������������._________������_���������������������������__���������_���������_M_____n ,m mmmimi n������������n_. _*__,  Pioneer ' - ��������� -  fiofcel"./.  Gpeeorjaood, B. C  The oldest hotel in thc city, and still  under tho same iniinajremoiit.   Rooms,  comfortable, menls equal to any in the-  city, and tho bar sppplies o1113- tho best.  Corner of Urcemvood mid Government:  streets.  .*gs?m  J, W.-JielsoEr.  - <  NELSON, B. (X  Now Under Old and Oi'igi'ntsJ  Management.  E. E. PHAIK,   -   -   MANAGER  OISO.,1". .WEl.T.S,  Proprietor  Mon, B. ���������_.  li. TOHIUNS.I  Miiiiitsfur.  First-class -in everything.  Steam heat,  electric  light  private   baths.     Telephone:  in every room.   Finest lavatories in B.   C.   First-class:  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets air trains.  R v Regular monthly meetings of  rj^f Greomvood- lodgo'No. 28, A. F.  /%*/' & A. M., arc hold on the first  Thursday in eacn month In Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street,. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially inyited to attend.-  JAS, S. I1IKNI.K, Socrctury,  W. F.. M. I  Greenwood Minora*  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets every  Saturday ovonmg in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at 7:')0.  Also in hall at   Mother Lodo mino  Frldav evenings at 7:80. ������  GEO, IIEATIIERTON, Secretary.  tbe Pacific UoteL;   /  is under tho management of Groig  & Morrison. Tho Rooms aro Comfortably furnished, and tho bar contains the best brands of wines,.  liquors and cigars.  tbe Pacific 0afe...  is the best-appointed Restaurant itu  the intorior of British Columbia..  Tho best cooks and most nttentlvo.  waiters only omployed, Opon all the:  time. ������������������'.'���������,'  Mns, GiaucJ, Puoi'iuCTitras.  'fl  Commercial      *  Hotel Qreenwood/tl  Rooms 25 and 00 cents a night.  MRS. M. GILLIB.


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