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 J.  an  Stetson   Hats;  These Lines Speak for Themselves  Russell-Law-Caulflcld Co., Ltd.  Hardware, Groceries",' Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  Jas.   G.   and   Mis.   McMynn 0f| <'li������ iustallinenfc plau,  .There is  t  a combination of  GREENWOOD'  Dealer  Contractor for Ties, Poles and Fence Posts; ������������������ ���������  Heavy Teaming and Braying  <������"-'��������� Phone 85..  Quality,   Style  and* Finish  AIKIUT  I  Campbell's Clothing1  which nmkes it the most .satisfactory clothing you can buy.  Our standard is honest value in  workmanship nnd materials and  the best that brains can produce nf  fit, cut and style.  We make and guarantee the  statement-that there is no better  Clothing made than , Campbell's  Clothing.  HuiiteMCendrlck Co.!  E-.  " Unequalled for  Domestic Use."  W. WIDDOWSON .  ASS1YI-JR ,\N;r> OIIK.tSlST.  CUAHGES:,  GoKl. Silver, Copper or Lead, oncli "l no  Gold-Silver or SIlvGT-ijoinI : j so  Gold-Silver, with Cojipiii- or Lead  .-> no  Careful sampling ; accurate assaying; prompt returns. 317 Baker  street, Nelson, B. C.  Myncaster were visitors'in the citv  Labor Day.      ���������  Miss Margery 'MoArthur left  Tuesday for ��������� Victoria ' to attend  school.  -* K. T. Lowery has returned to the  city and will take, hold of the editorial rapier next week. - ���������  Phoenix defeated Greenwood in a  veiy good game of baseball Labor  day by a score of IS to S.  Fj. II. Mortimer, manager of the  Bealey Investment company, is on  a business trip to tho coast.  The license commissioners for  the city of Gree.nwood metyesfer-  day and'renewed all licenses!  . Next Tuesday evening thero will  be a (lance at the Mother Lode  mine in aid  of an  injured miuer.  Duncan Mcintosh returned last  week from a trip to Ashcroft and  other points on the main line of  theC. P.-K.    .  Frank Sherwood,  U. S. deputy  collector   of   customs   at  'P*erry7  Wash.,   was  a  visitor iu the city  Labor Day. / *        ���������>  Jack'Munroe came 'over from  the Golden Eagle miiie on the  North Fork Sunday  morning and  At a sitting of the county court  held  by   Judge Brown   Tuesday,  the only eve tried was Warren vs.  Houston, an appeal from a decision  of     Police    Magistrate     HalleM.  Emma Houston had chargedW. E.  [ Winrnn   with   shooting   her'dog.  The    magistrate   imposed   a   fim-  with costs.    An  appeal was tak'tn  "iid  appeal  allowed   by his honor  with   costs    against    "respondent,  'here    was   'no   direct   evidence  against   Warren,   and* when   lhe  man  who shot the dog gave evidence to that cifect there was nothing to tho case.    Mr. Warren was  fortunate  in   being able  to  carry  the case to nr higher court, otherwise a very great injustice  would  have been  done him.    J.' p. mc  Lend appeared for appellant,  W. A. Maedonald.  K. C,   foi  spun dent.  (1 videndsiM.d cJaak^gaa^^HJ-a^ffly ahead and it is ejected  ilP!T 0t gid isalways *M|������������.t unscreened coal  wi^b^sh p  rce o   me?/ cutrnn r*��������� Htf ^ ^] ^^.m week ?Z -  pnceoi inelal cuts no figure in a today.    The new serpeninr, nlnnf.  gold mine investment.    Orient is a | will le installed'asWaS rfossi-  Several new men have been taken  ou at the mines during the past ,ton  days and when ,the new tipple is  finished there will be an opening  for between 40 and 50 competent  minors and inside loaders. There  are now' 05 men at the boarding  house, and iu all about 150 on the  company's payroll.-Nicola .Tier-  aid,  and  '  re-  returned the same evening.  NELSON, B. C.  . .J. 'T. Beattio, manager of the  Bank of Commerce, is spending his  holidays in Kamlqops. ���������-He is'being relieved by F. W. D.e Mille, of  Vancouver.  The Grand Forks cricket eleven  will again play the local cloven  here Sunday next. Qn this account the. baseball match, Married  vs. Single, has been postponed.  Now  E,  Under Old and Original  Management. ,  E/PHAIE   -   -   MANAGER  Nelson,   B. C.  4 = BAYS = 4  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 23)  .    24, 25, 2G, 1908:   Larger and better than ever.  Free Entertainments Daily. Three Horseraces  daily.   Four Days Relay. Horse Race.  Eagles' Day, Thursday, Sept. 21 tb.    Children's Day, Friday, Sept.  Choice   Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, $12 and $15  Per Acre.  R. J. STEEL  NELSON. B. O  Regular monthly meetings of  Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  & A. M., are held on the first  Thursday in eaen month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street,-Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. ������������������"KNIJ-. Seurotury,  lj  *25th.    Reduced rates on all Transportation  Lines.    For further  formation or Prize List, write D. C. MgMokkis, Box 95, Nelson, B.  m-  -C.  ^���������������aamMRiaMa������ai>^^  'COMMENCING  Saturday, September 5th.  We are giving exceptional bargains in many lines of Dry Goods,  Women's aud Children's Footwear.    See  hand bill for particulars.  Dry Goods. RENDELL & CO. -Boots and Shoes  W. F. M.  Greenwood Miners'  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets evcrv  baturday evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, nt 7:30.  Also in hall at  Mother Lodo mine  Thursday evenings at 7:30.  It. A. MATHEISON, Secretary.  -. S. BAKER  Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited. Samples  rccefvo prompt attention.  O. UOX   t23,   GKEENWOOD,   U.'C  Egaa&aa^  PHOENIX, B. (J.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful -  haven for tho weary traveler. Great veins of hot water ..  run through the entire house, and bathrooms arc al-  ;, ways at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid.refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers  with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL      .,-..     -       PROPRIETOR  The Grand Forks cricketers defeated the local hero on Labor Day.  The. game was not very good  cricket; from a batter's standpoint,  which mean?}'that thu'bowling was  effective.  Chas. Buxton was operated on  at the hospital yesterday morning  for appendicitis. Dr. .McLean of  Phoenix .finini* rfmvn to-vassist DlS  J. E. and * W. E. Spankie. The  I patient is doing well.  Geo. Heatherton, secretary of the  Greenwood Miners' union, was  called to Ottawa yesterday by a telegram stating that his father was  dangerously ill. B. de Wiele is acting as secretary during his absence.  Eeevie J. Frank and Violo  Provo, both of Molson, Wash.,  were married Tuesday last by the  Rev. M. D. McKee. [ Chris Kruger  and Mrs. McKee assisted the young  couple during the ceremony.  The last shipment of 21 tons of  ore from the Sally mine near  Beaverdell netted the company,  after paying freight and treatment.  So, 175.00. The freight alone from  the mine to Midway amounts to  SS0 a ton.  . A varied program will be given  and a social evening passed at the  Presbyterian church ou Monday  evening, September 14. The purpose of the entertainment, to aid  "the Fernie Presbyterian church, is  a commendable one and should be  supported. A good time is promised and refreshments will be served free.    Admission 23 cents.  At the semi-annual election of  officer's of Phoenix Miners' union,  the following were elected: President, Hi chard Silverthorn; vice-  president, John K. Campbell- sec-  Fell Thirty Feet.  Paiil McMaster met with what  might have, proven a very serious  accident while working on the new  No.'l tipple at Middlesboro coller-  ies ou Saturday.' While engaged  on the framework McMaster walked  out on a bent which had not been  securely nailed and gave way under  his weight. He fell to the'ground  below, a distance of nearly 30 feet,  breaking one finger and a couple of  small bones in his wrist. Luckily  for the victim, he struck against  none of the timbers in the descent  and his arms received the force of  the fall on striking terra firma.���������  Nicola Herald.  gold camp-Mid is destined to be the  greatest'gold mining district in the  world.���������Kol (,]e River Journal.  Stand and Deliver."   "  A masked highwayman   relieved  RvaBni'dottof 85. in cash  and a  diamond ring on  Sunday  evening  i.at il'HO o'clock.    At the time mentioned Miss Burdett, who is a resident of the restricted  district, was  journeying between  Rossland and  Trail on horseback.    She had arrived in front of the Catholic graveyard and was filled with the shivery thoughts, that passing  such a  place always inspire of ghosts and  shades'of the other world,   when,  to her horror,  she saw  something  approaching her  from  the "city of  1 the dead.    It was a man wearing a  handkerchief over his face,  but he  moved with a  celerity and   quick-  uess that soon dissipated the ghost  theory.    With   a   firm   grasp   he  caught the bridle rein and brought  the horse so a standstill.    A  large  serviceable looking   revolver  was  shoved   into   the   frightened   and  shrinking  woman's face  and  she  was  hoarsely ordered  to give up  what-valuables she had  with her.  Quickly complying with  the demand,   ������5,   all the money iu  hei  possession, was passed  over to the  Racing at the Fair.  i-  j  1  i  .i  A long line of Racers, including  horses of national reputation, will  be on hand at the sounding of the  gong for the fifteenth annual race  meet of the hpok'anc Interstate  Fair association.  Manager Robert II.   Cosgrove of  the Spokane Fair,   has completed  arrangements  for a special   train ''  for horsemen to leave Helena about  10 o'clock Saturday night. October  8, to reach Spokane about G o'clock  October 4.    There will be 25 cars,  and Manager Cosgrove has the assurance that upwards of 250 horses  will come from Helena.'   These are   -  horses going around' the Montana  circuit from   Butte,   and  will contain a superior lot af animals to.  anything that has ever before raced  in Spokane.  With fair prospects of a good lot  ���������  hold-up man.    Asking her if that from North Yakima,'where a large  Machinists' Strike.  A crisis is appro-idling is the mechanics' strike on the Canadian Pacific railway.    The committee now  in session in  MonJreal,   representing all the  orders and unions  to  which employees baloug,   it is understood, have given (Lo company  ���������this week to  decide wlrlher they  wiil meet this committeoin conference, with the object of settling the  strike, or  have  the entire system  tied up.' The committee in  Monti wit it;--icount ���������ju'-xmiy t\iu machinists, boilermakers and  carmen  on  strike, but also the engineers, firemen, conductors and trainmen.  ' It seems to be a fight between the  uuious and  the Canadian  Pacific  railway, the company having made  up its mind to test their strength.  was all thVmoney she had, and re  ceiving a trembling affirmative answer, the robber's eyes, in the uncertain light, caught sight of the  glitter of a diamond ring, which  the woman -wore on her finger, and  the ungallant fellow insisted on the  ring being given to him. The  woman has only an indistinct idea  of the appearance of the highwayman, but says she thinks he wits  either a colored man or had his  face and hands blackened in order I  to create the impression that he |  was a son of Ham.-^Rossland  Miner.  Fertile Peace River.  nelson, B. g.  lVI*l,r,S, IS. TOMKINS.I  rro-irletor. Mium-j.-'r.  First-class in everything.  ,Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. Finest lavatories in B. O. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  li���������gBg|BgBm^^  It  no more but tastes like more  m ThePride'of Western Canada,  |  fliaiimBUMiiii-iii-wmtt^^^  MERCHANT TAILOR  .Men's clothes cleaned, pressed and  Itcpaired.  Fine Work  A Specialty  PHOENIX'- BEER        *������!* ?������?,  Phpne 138, G reenwood  Three Forks, H. C, Ih the lending  hotel of the city. Moiiiitriin trout  nnd game dinners n specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Niven, Prop  retary, W. A. Pickanl; treasurer,  Francis Knott; conductor, Hector  McNeiven; warden, W. Nogie;  trustees, F. Knott, .1. R. Campbell,  I). W. MeKenzie, C. Elmer, J. D.  McLean.  At the sini-annual  election   of  held last week the following officers  were elected  by tho members of  Greenwood   Miners' union: Ohas.  Bireo, president; Chas.  Gus Johnson, vice-president; J. Fraser, 2ml  vice-president; George lleathei'ton,  financial secretary;  John  Finlay,  Sr.,  treasurer;   George McLaren.'  recording secretary; Chas. Hewar,  conductor;   Geo.   Inglis,   warden.  Tho union is in a better position  than it has been, both in numbers  and financially.  The Board- of Trade met last  night with Mayor Bunting in the  chair. There was barely a quorum  present. It was decided to use all  efforts possible to have an all-night  toleph'one sorvico in the district,  and it was again decided, to write  the Railway Commissioners about  tlie Boundary Falls wagon road.  In conjunction with the B. C. Copper Co. and the city council the  Hoard of Trade will entertain the  mining engineers' next Thursday at  a smoker.".  A largo crowd gathered in Phoenix Monday for tho Labor Day  celebration. The sporting events  were well contested. There wan a  largo labor parado in the morning,  anda splendid address by Editor  O'Neill of tho Miners' Magazine.  Mining.  .    The rich  strike of free gold in  the Beecher mine last week has  been the talk of the camp.    Nothing approaching  this phenomenal  find has ever occurred in this district.    In  fact,   mining  engineers  and experts pronounce it the richest aud  most  psrmaneut  looking  strike  they  ever- have seen  anywhere.      Rich,  free gold  bearing  quartz with widening veins in everv  drift,  and   free,  gold-bearing porphyry at the bottom  of tho  shaft.  The management is elated over the  success   and   have   increased   the  working force at the mine and are  hoisting aud  sorting gold ore for  shipment.    All other prospects and  mines in the camp are infused with  the spirit of success and aro redoubling their efforts to push their  propertias to producers as soon as  possible.    The prospects of having  another shipper in  our  midst aud  that shipper a " free gold " proposition, seems to encourage  mining  men, and all eyes are on the Beecher mine.    Oar store are busy  outfitting and furnishing supplies for  the different camps, and numerous  new   outfits   are leaving  for   the  mountains.  Orient has a hustling appearance  and begins to show the car marks of  a veteran milling camp. This is as  it should be, and the splendid mining prospects ahead of us warrant-  in tho near futiirej not one of the  best camps, but the best camp in  tho northwest. To use the phrase,  " we have the goods," aud all we  have to do is te go after them. Of  course, this takes money, but not  half the amount that is required in  other niiuing districts to develop  mines.  Here is where' we appeal to capitalists to make us a visit and we  can soon convince you beyond a  doubt that this is the best spot for  mine investments. We know and  feel how little our camp is known,  hence we aro' trying in our feeble  way to let the truth bo known and  in backing up our assertions will  say "we are willing to bo tried."  It has been said that Orient produces more gold than the rest of the  'state of Washington. This is true  and can be proven by goviirnment  Writing to the Toronto Globe  with regard to the' Peace River  country, " S. R. T." says:  ..This - park country is fully as  beautiful as the cleau prairie of the  south, and of much greater economic value    ~"    windbreaks for buildings and crops  and shelter for cattle,  and at the  same time helping to conserve the  moisture.    Orass flourishes here as  nowhere else on  the plains,  and  wild fruits of many kinds.    The  fertility of the soil and the extreme  length of the days in the growing  seasons are the reasons assigned for  this.   The extraordiuy growth   of  grasses,  combined with  the very  moderate winters,-make the country ideal for tho raising of stock.  Its  agricultural  possibilities have  not   been   extensively   exploited.  Wherever farming is carried on the  crops are usually profitable.    This  year crops were everywhere a success, including wheat,- oats and potatoes.   Vegetables of nearly every  kind  are grown at  many points,  while iu the  valley  of tho  Peace,  settlers can even  raisu such difli  cult garden produce as corn, tomatoes and cucumbers. Those who  raise crops of almost any kind are  sure of a good   market   and  top  prices.  Wheat is bought by the Hudson's Bay company at S1.25 a  bushel, while oats are in great demand for winter freighting at -SI.o0  tg 82 a bushel. The ' high prices  are due to the fact that only within  the last few years has grain been  raised, and even today there are  very few engaged in growing crops  contingent of Seattle horsemen,  now racing their speed marvels at  Seattle, will make thoir way after  the Meadows meeting, it is certain  that all former records for number  and quality of running race horses-,  will this fall be surpassed. With  the certainty of the greatest harness meeting ever held, the prospect for lovers of horse racing are "**  bright.  Manager Cosgrove  is arranging \  | with   prominent   race officials  of''  Seattle and Denver for experts to  act as officials for the fall program.  Every effort is being made to  make the librae show which will be  given at the Spokane Fair under ���������  the auspices of the Spokane Riding and Driving club,   one  of the    <  social events of the Northwest.  An attractive lis.t  of prizes and  tropt*103"tre lutercabing -the   hoi't-o- --  uei- euu-  w,omen an(i  horsemen  of Seattle,  The trees will afford Tacoma and Portland, and as many  1 out-of-town horses are expected as ���������������������������  will be entered from" Spokane aud  vicinity. Among the Spokane  horses to be entered is "Searchlight" and "Flashlight," owned  by Andrew Laidlaw. "Seach-  light," a favorite of last year's  show, was purchased about six  months ago from J. E. Mason, and  Mr. Laidlaw last week added "Colonial Bell" and "Allen Bell," a  fancy driving team, to his stable.  All of these horses will be entered.  A large number of sterliug silver  trophy cups, handsomely engraved,  has been pub up as premiums. The  following cups have been offered to  date:  Ladies' saddle class���������Victoria  Hotel trophy.  Gentlemen's     live-gait     saddle  class���������Grei-nough trophy.  _ Pair of roadsters���������Eifer trophy.  " Single  roadst-*r���������Handbome   set  of harness from-Shaw-Wells Co.  Tandem class���������Sherman, Clay &  Co. trophy.  "Westward Hoi  statistics. We can further truly  say that we. have one of the best  gold initios iu the world and prospects now look bright for sovoral  more of the best kind.  This ih a. gold district, and gold  is what the people are looking for  at tho present time. The price of  inetakin copper and other mines  have sorely disappointed investor.-"  within the last year.   It has cut oil  Mr. Brick, M. P. P., is about the  only one on the Upper Peace who  grows grain in any quantity. The  missions.raise a little, and a few of  the half-breeds, but Mr. Brick told  us that there was room for twenty  more grain fanners at Peace River  Crossing.  What are the country's drawbacks? Tho mosquitoes! the lack  of good water ami at present the  country's isolation. Tlu-se can  only bo duly appreciated, by those  who have been there. Tho mos-  qvitocs are a torment' to man and  beast in summer. The last is at  once the most serious drawback,  and tho ono most sure to be overcome. Backward as the great Peace  country is, thero is no doubt we  shall see a development never surpassed in the West.  A 17-per ceut investment���������If  you think this is good enough, buy  my G-rooined cottage and 2 lots at  price offered, and, after paying  taxes, and insurance, you will get  this for your money. F. M. Elkins.  The September n umber of "West-,  ward I lo! " is not only up to tlm  expectations which the sanguine  publishers have created, but tar exceeds them. Its short, crisp and  pointed romances are all that could  be desired. iioLonc of them bur,  gives us a new insight into human  life and  conduct.    "The  Kcmit-  ��������� Activity at Mines.  An average of aver 100 tons of  coal a day have been shipped from  the Middles-thorn collcrics for some  time past, ami very shortly this  will come r.p to 200 or more tons  per iky. it is understood that tho  coinpi'.ny have leceivcd contracts  thai will ili'inund at Juwt this output.  Woi'l* on tho now tipple is going  tance Man." a tale of Medicine  Hat; ���������' The Mission of Roses ".and  '���������An Old Fashioned Colonel," are.  with .several others, fasciuati*:g.  and best of all, elevating and calculated to di aw out and inspire all  that is best in the reader. This h  the kind of fiction needed in the  homo. -  The September articles uie inch!  and concern present problems,   industrial developments and tlie fu-  ture potentialities of Western Canada, to which the 'publishers seem  intensely     devoted.     Those    on  "Prince Rupert in the   Making " ;  "The West as a  Field of ���������Immigration ";   "An   Appreciation of  Sir   Thomas    Shaugnessy,"    and  many others, are all most interesting and instructive,   while art i.s  gracoftilly  touched  by John   Kyle  iu "Sketching from Nature," the  rotniuitie-historicat   in     "Ruined  Cities of Ceylon," and the domestic   in   "Country  and   Suburban  Homes."  Mushrooms are plentiful in tho  meadows around Grc'envvood.   ,-  John Webster, the .proprietor of  the Winnipeg hotel in Grand Forks, .  lias  returned  to  that city from a  visit  to  Rwginit.      While   on  tlm  prairie ho shot 10 ducks iu one day, ������  It has been noticed that the  average man would dispose of a lot  of experience for thirty cents on  tho dollar.  BBJMMHUIMIiamiUMIlUl THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  ^���������V"VVVVW^^*VVV*,'V*A'*^VIvU^*^V(^WVVtV^  ' The Ownership  of Ptolemy  Caesar.  By LEONARD FRANK ADAMS.  Copyrighted, 190S, by Jessie Morgan.  Itavcnor stood in the library in all  the luxury of early morning negligee.  A gorgeous bathrobe swathed his big  t'nuno from his chin to his heels. Ills  feet were thrust Into a pair of comfortable looking Turkish slippers. Between his lips was n cigarette, deep  drafts of which ho inhaled thonght-  , fully as ho eyed tlie iniui lu tho chair  by tlie window. The hitter was responsible for Itavonor's appenranco  downstairs at this unseemly hour.  Havcnor's early caller was not prepossessing. Indeed, he was distinctly  otherwise. His eyes were small, watery blue and shifty.- His uiulerjaw  was weak, and his seedy clothes and  frayed linen were none too clean. Beside him, its own suinrt appearance iu  striking contrast to (lie mini's general  nut at tlie elbows ale, crouched a Boston terrier.  "Want to sell me tho pup, I suppose,"  r.aveiior said pleasantly. "That's why  you're here, Isn't ItV That's why you  got mo out of bod nt this uii-Christliin  hour?"  Tho man nodded hopefully.  "Sure,'' ho admitted. "I thought  you'd like a chance at 'im so long's I  got to raise tho dough."  "Whero'd you get him?" Ravcuor  asked sharply.  "Raised 'im from a pup, s'olp rac,"  tho man responded glibly. "An1 1  ���������wouldn't bo scllin' Mm If I didn't need  the coin the worst way. I 'card as  'ow you was open for a good trade in  'is line, so I brought 'im round. 'E's  all right, now, ain't 'c? Stand up, Ptolemy, an' give the gout a good look at  you."  Tho dog obediently stood up, and  Itavenor's eyes lighted with interest.  There could bo no denying that Ptolemy was a fine specimen of his breed.  His clean cut head, his well shaped  shoulders, even his crooked little tall,  all bespoke that.  "I got 'is pedigree 'ere on this paper," the man observed, drawing a  dirty envelope from his pocket.  "Oh, never mind that," Ravenor replied, with a meaning grin. "What do  you want for him?"  "I'd oughtcr get fifty, an' 'e's dirt  ' cheap at that."  "Tell you what I'll do���������I'll give you  thirty."  ' The man shrugged his shoulders. "I  can't be too fussy, boss," lie said. "I  need the ruouey, an' I need it bad. So  long as I know 'e's goin' into good  'ands I guess there aiu't nothiu' for me  to do but to take you up- though It's  most like glvln' Mm to you at that  price."  Ravenor counted out the bills and  handed them to the man, -who ran them  over with grimy fingers and departed,  with a sigh and a sorrowful glance In  the dog's direction, both of which were  ratner overdone."  Once the front door had closed behind him, Ravenor tossed his cigarette  Into the fireplace and pressed the button on the wall.  "Annie," he said to the second girl,  who answered bis summons, "I've just  bought this pup. lie answers to the  name of rtolemy. Take him downstairs nnd give him a feed; then let  him out in the back yark. I'm going  upstairs.   You may call me at 10."  Ravenor went upstairs to resume his  interrupted slumbers, and rtolemy,  having fared sumptuously at the hands  of tho cook, was turned loose in the  back yard, where he galloped about  gleefully, enjoying a rare half hour's  sport with a bit of trailing clothesline  and making desperate endeavors to  catch the sparrows which now and  again fluttered into the yard.  ' It was perhaps three-quarters'of an  hour after the sale that a cautious whistle sounded from the alley side of the  high fence which inclosed the back  yard. Ptolemy, with a yelp of joy, answered it. The back gate swung noiselessly open, just far enough for the dog  to squeeze through. Ho was gathered  up by the seedy man'who had inter-'  j viewed Ravenor in the library, thrust  uiicermoiiioiisly beneath his coat ������nd  boriie down the alley at a shuffling run.  Therefore when Ravenor made his  appearance at 11 o'clock no Ptolemy answered his repeated whistlings. Annie  and the cook protested weeplngly their  complete mystification In the dog's disappearance. Sure, they had thought  him right in the yard all the time, they  declared. He'd been chasing the sparrows and yelping there not ten minutes  since. Ravenor searched the backyard thoroughly, the tool house, the little shed that held the ash barrels, even  itho coll of hose that lay In one corner,  but no trace of his recent purchase  could he find.  ; After lunch he went downtown to  put an advertisement of his loss In the  paper. Tho afternoon being particularly fine, he decided to w������lk homo.  ��������� He had reached the little square where  !Norwood street crosses tlie avenue and  was striding briskly past the statue In  tho center of the diminutive park when  ;n dog In full cry after a flock of eluslva  sparrows dashed past him.  There  could  be  no  mistaking that  fIiead, those clean cut shoulders, the  distinctive markings of the neck and  flank.    Rnvcnor started In pursuit of  ;the dog.  ��������� "Here, you, Ptolemy, rtolemy 1 Come  here!   Come here, I say!" he cried.  The dog stopped, seemed to debate  for a moment, then came toward Ravenor, wriggling his twisted stump of a  jtail in ridiculous apology.  "Nlco way you deserted me this  .morning, wasn't it?" said Ravenor so-  'verely. "Come on with me now. N'o  more back yard orgies for you unlesa  some one has nn eye on you."  He started homeward, the dog following meekly at his heels, but before  ho reached tho other, side of the park  ho caught the quick tread of light footfalls. An agitated voice close*behind  him was saying, "Oh, I beg your pardon." '  IIo swung about to find himself faco  to face with Katliorlno Gray, Ravenor  'unconsciously stiffened. It was a trlllo  disconcerting to come thus abruptly  upon n girl with whom lie had quarreled but a short week before���������a girl  who before that atiarrel hniL-becn Mm  suujcci; or ins everyday dream.  The girl was equally surprised and  embarrassed. She caught her breath  In a little gasp, and the quick color  mounted her checks. Almost instantly, however, she had recovered her  poise.  "I'm sorry to trouble you," she said  coldly.   "1 merely-came for my dog.   I  saw ho was following you."  "Your dog!" said Ravenor.  "My dog," she repeated.  Ravcuor  looked  uncomfortable,  but  he faced her resolutely.  "There   must  bo  a  mistake   about  this," said ho.    "I'm  very sure he's  mine."  "Yours?"  "Let mo prove It to you. Ho knows  his name.   Here, Ptolemy."  Tho dog. camo obediently to Ravenous side. lie sat down and looked  up expectantly.  Tho girl gasped. "I don't understand it," she said. "Now let me try  the same proof,   nere, Caesar."  Tho dog trotted over to her and repeated his maneuvers.  "Good heavens!" said Ravenor, utterly bewildered for the moment . Then  suddenly he had an inspiration.  "Did  you   buy   him   recently?"   he  asked.  "This afternoon," she confessed.  "Of a seedy, shifty eyed man7"  She nodded.  Ravenor drew a long breath; then he  laughed. "That explains it," be declared. "I bought him of the same  man at 7 tills morning."  "Oh!" said the girl; then she, too, fell  to laughing.  "Come," said Ravenor at length, "let  me walk homo with you, and there  we'll decide who has the better claim  to Caesar or Ptolemy, or whatever bis  name is."  It was a long talk they had before a  roaring fire in the cozy hall. It settled  many points besides tho ownership of  the dog. When it was finished It was  twilight, andtwo very contented young  people were enjoying their rightful  heritage of happiness again.  "And about the.dog?" Ravenor suggested when ho finally arose to leave.  "You   take   him,"  she  said.     "lie's  really yours by right of priority.    You  bought him first."  "I'll tell you," Ravenor said, with  conviction. "Let's call him Ptolemy  Caesar and own him jointly, and���������and  ���������lot's���������or���������well, fix it so we can have  hi in with us both, you know. Will  you, Katherhio?"  Tho girl fell to laughing until the  tears rolled down her cheeks.  "Oh, what a way .of putting it!" sbo  cried, but there was a light in her  eyes that brought Ravenor to her side.  And tho newly christened Ptolemy  Caesar leaped about them with yelps  of joy.         Canning's Wedding.  I was to bo best man, and Pitt, Canning and Mr. Leigh, who was to read  the service, dined with me before the  marriage, which was to take place in  Brook street. Wo had a coach to drive  there, aud as wo weut through that  narrow part, near what was then Swallow street, a fellow drew up against  tlie wall to avoid being run over and,  neering into the coach, recounized Pitt  and saw Mr. Leigh, who was in full  canonicals, sitting opposite him.  The fellow exclaimed, "What, Billy  Pitt, and with a parson too?"  I said, "ne thinks you are going to  Tyburn to be hanged privately," which  was rather impudent of me, but Pitt  was too much absorbed, I believe, in  thinking of the marriage to be angry.  After the ceremony he was so nervous that he could not sign as witness,  and Canning whispered to me to sign  without waiting for him. no regarded  tho marriage as tho one thing needed  to give Canning the position necessary  to lead a party, and this was the  cause of his anxiety about it. which I  would not have believed had I not wit-  tie.oed it, though I knew how warm  was the regard he had for Canning.  Had Canning been Pitt's own son I do  not think he could have been more interested in all that related to his marriage.���������"Letters of John Hookham  Frere." .  I TILE OFPORTO10  Curious Story of. the Haunted  Sentry Box.  LIGHT ON THE OLD LEGEND.  Killing a King.  In all monarchies the killing of the  king or emperor, the Law Journal of  London points out, "Is perhaps the  gravest form of high treason." The  Journal adds: "In one country, Italy,  sentence of death cannot be imposed,  and In Portugal we believe that capital punishment is not used, if not abolished. Under the law of treason of  the United Kingdom, which has been  applied to most of the king's dominions abroad, with or without statutory  modifications, the killing of the king  Is a capital offence by the statute of  treasons. It Is thero described as 'compassing or imagining the death of our  lord the king.' By later legislation (of  1S00) the elaborate provisions special  to trials for treason do not apply to assassination of'tho sovereign or a direct  attempt on his life, and such offenses  are tried in the same manner as willful  murder. The result is that in sub  stance, though not in form, the killing  of tho sovereign is triable and punishable in the same manner as tho willful  .murder of a subject, but the ������>rt,vn  may direct the execution "U, do by do  "uplt.'itlon Ii"������t<>aJ x hanging."  The Love of the Dog.  Ouida, the novelist, wrote: "The  sympathy of your dog is unfailing,  unobtrusive. Tf you are sad, so is  lie. nnd if your are merry, none is t-o  willing to leap and laugh with you  ns ho. For your dog you aro never  poor. The ottachment of the dog to  man outweighs and almost obliterates attachment in him to his own  race. Thero is something shocking  to our high opinion of him in tho  callousness with which he will sniff  nt the stiff body of a brother dog.  Tie will follow his master to the  gravo and sometimes die on it."  An Exception.  "I think," said  the  merchant,  "I'll  have to fire your friend Polk.   I never  saw any ono quite so lazy."  "Slow In everything, is he?*-  "No, not evcrj'thing.   He gets tired  quick enough."���������Exchange.  Easy Enough,  "T cannot live but a week longer  wlzout you I"  "Ronlly, duke! Now, how can you  fix os: * flpecillc length of time?"  '���������'Ac Inndlonl fix on It, miss, not I."���������  Louisville Coui'lor-JournaL,  One of the Many Mysterious Disappearances From Fort San Cristobal  Accounted For by the Revelation of  tho Lost One Himself.  Writing in the Journal of the Military Service Institution, Captain Arthur P. S. Hyde of the coast artillery  tells this curious story of "tlie haunted sentry box" of Fort San Cristobal,  the ancient Spanish built fortress  which guards the entrance to San  Juau, Porto Rico:  "A number of picturesque sentry  boxes built of masonry and appearing  like minarets are placed at points of  vantage in and around the fort. Onej  of those on the son front, and reached  only through a long and dark tunnel  from the interior of the fort, Is popularly known as La Carita del Diablo,  or tho devil's sentry box, usually, although incorrectly, translated the  haunted sentry box. This name was  given to it by the Spanish soldiers for  tho reason that a number of sentries  stationed there disappeared' in a most  mysterious manner and were never  again heard from.  "An American officer was once on  duly that took him into the remote interior of tho island, and while spending one night In a small settlement ho  engaged in conversation with a number of the inhabitants of the place.  One old man, on learning that the officer was stationed at Fort San Cristobal, became especially interested and  in tho course of the conversation told  the following story:  " 'I used to bo a soldier in the Spanish army and was stationed at Fort  Sau Cristobal. A number of soldiers  while on scnlry duty had mysteriously  disappeared from the sentry box down  by the sea, and we had all become  convinced that it was haunted by the  devil, who, we thought, used to come  and steal tho soldiers away.  " 'One stormy night it fell to ^ray  lot to go on duty in the devil's sentry  box. as we called it, at midnight, and  II was with some doubts and misgivings that I went with the corporal of  the guard and relieved the former sen-  tty. When they left me I listened to  tie sound of thoir footfalls reverberating from the walls and ceiling of the  dark and narrow passage, ever growing fainter and fainter as they receded, until finally the noise of the storm  and the sea completely drowned it.  and I was left alone with tho mad elements.  " 'It was a mad night and one well  calculated to add to the feeling of awe  that the devil's sentry box always instilled into the man on duty there at  night.  " 'Presently my attention /was at-  tract'*'"! bj come lights in .a small .tavern on the shore below the fort, where  many of us were wont to go when off  duty for a glass of rum. MMien I began to think that I might be able to  climb down over the rocks to the  shore, get a glass of rum at the tavern and return to my post.  " 'The more I thought or it the more  determined I was to go, so finally,  leaving my rifio and belt in tlie sentry  box, I climbed over the wall and down  on to the rocks and so made my way  with great labor and didicully and nn  little danger to tho little house, where  the occupants were making meiry  with dancing and drinking. I soon  fell to and enjoyed myself with them.  " 'When one is dancing with a fuii  sonorita he sometimes forgets the pas  sage of time, as I did on that fatal  night, and not until loug after 1 o'clock  did I begin to think of ..rt-turhing to  my post. Then, realizing that the cor  poral had made his inspection and had  found me gone rrom my post and  with my ride and belt left behind. 1  saw only a court martial and the gar  rote staring me in the face, for in  those days for a sentinel in the Spanish army to quit his post meant sure  death, even in peace.  ���������'���������To go back was out of the ques  tion. There was only one thing lefl  for mi* to do. and that was'to desert  My heart sank within me. If 1 shoulii  be captured, the same fate would be  meted out to nil': but. I reasoned, if I  were to go back the fate would be a  certainty, whereas if I deserted a!  least I had a chance of keeping on!  of sight of the authorities. I deserted  nnd 'before morning was out of the  city and on the way to the moun  tains.  "'I have lived in this-little hamlet  for years and have never been back to  tho capital since that day. nor have I  ever told my story To a single soul until tonight, but now that the Spaniards  are gone I no longer fear for.my. life.'  "Thus we have the story of the devil's sentry box from one of the very  men who so mysteriously disappeared  from It, mid it would seem to be prob  able that the other disappearances  could be accounted for in n similar  manner were the truth known. Quieii  salic?"  Captain Hyde mentions an Interesting fact that, although for centuries  Porto Rico was considered the legitimate prey of freebooters and was attacked at various times by regularly  organized expeditions of the English'  nnd the Dutch during times of war.  with more or less success. Fort El  Mori'o has never been captured by an  enemy, and its only surrender was to  the Americans, together with the surrender of tlie whole Island.  '' The Last Straw.  There was once a playwright who  sat in front at the first night of a  new piece of his own. This piece  failed���������it failed dreadfully.  As the playwright sat, pale and sad,  amid the hisses, a woman behind him  leaned forward and said:  "Kxcuse me, sir, but, knowing you  to be tho author of this play,- 1 took  the liberty at the beginning of the  per'ormance o������ nipping oft' a lock of  your hair. Allow nic now to return  it to you."���������Stray Stories.  An Oil Without Alcohol���������Some oils  and many medicine'- have alcohol as  a prominent ingredient. A judicious  mingling of-six essential oils compose the, famous Dr. Thomas' Eclec-  tric Oil, and there is no alcohol in it,  si that its effects aro lasting. There  is no medicinal oil compounded that  can equal this oil in its preventive  and healing power.  THEY FELL TWO MILES.  "I don't -believe in that doctor."  "Why?"*-  "He didn't tell mo everything I  wanted lo cat was bad for me."���������  London   Opinion.  Somehow a compliment is pleasing  to a woman even when she knows it  isn't sincere.  Minard's   Liniment  Cures  Colds,   etc.  "Gumbolt and [ have made a hot  and agreed to leave it you. IIo says  a drowning man gels his lungs full  of water, nnd [ say he doesn't. Which  of us is right?"  "What are the terms of the wager?"  "Tho loser is to pay for a dinner for  the three of us."  "I-I'm���������I never know Gumbolt lo  pay a bet. You lose."���������Chicago Tribune.  KEEP CrilLDREN WELL  DURING HOT WEATHER  Thrilling   Adventure   of   Two    Lady  Balloonists.  The terrible fall of two women parachutists from a height of more than  two miles wus recently described by  ono of them,  The women���������Miws Daisy Shepard  and Hiss Louie May���������who made an  ascent from Longton (Staffordshire),  came down at Field Farm, four miles  from Uttoxeter, and Miss 8hopard was  seriously injured. Miss May escaped  practically unhurt, and was able to  go home at once. Miss Shepard is  confined to bed at Field Farm suffering from an injury to her spine, but  she is in high spirits and confident  of a speedy recovery.  "I love ballooning," she said, "and  I am as much at home in the air as  I am anywhere. You see I was all  right. It was my companion, Miss  May, who was in trouble.  "iter parachute refused to ��������� work,  and wo were not able to descend when  wc intended to at a height of a few  hundred feet. Wo went up and up  until wo had reached a height of 11,-.  000 feet. Wo passed through two  clouds, and that made matters worse,  as tho'clouds made tho material of  tho parachute wet.  "I hardly know what happened. I  remember Miss May jumping on' my  knees. She must have leaped five feet  through the air. It was a very risky  thing-to do," but she did it splendidly,  and then wo becan to descend.  "My parachute was built to carry  only one passenger, and tho extra  weight made il descend with terrible  rapidity. Miss May was on my knees  all the way, and she was not injured  much.  "Wo wore using a new apparatus  for freeing tho parachute, .which worked all right in the tests, but failed  I in actual practice."  i Tho injury to Miss Shepard's spine  is said to be serious, but not incurable.  MEN'S COSTUMES.  Every mother knows how fatal the  summer months aro to small children. Cholera infantum, diarrhoea,  dysentery and stomach troubles are  alaimingly frequent at this time and  too often a precious little life is lost  after a few hours' illness. The mother who keeps Baby's Own Tablets in  the house feels, sate. The occasional  use of Baby's Own Tablets prevent j  stomach'and bowel troubles, or if  the   trouble   comes   suddenly���������as.   it  RED-HAIRED CALEDONIANS.  Scientist Has Been Studying Pigmentation  In Scotland.  Red hair is found in distinct excess  north of the Grampians, and especially in the northeast of Scotland. Mr.  Tocher,   Peterhead,   who   has   made  tho question of pigmentation a special  _ _...i/    ._���������    .., study,  and has just" been  helped  to  scneralTy~does���������the Tablet's" wm" bring j conclude a color survey of the school  tho  little  one  through  safely.    Mrs. | children���������over   500,000���������of    Scotland,  George Howell,  Sandy  Roach,   Que.,  says:���������"My  baby was suffering with  colic,   vomiting   and   diarrhoea,    but  after giving him Ruby's Own .Tablets  the trouble" disappeared. I would advise all mothers tn keep a box of  Tablets always at hand." Sold by  medicine dealers or ��������� y mail at 25c  a box from Tho Dr Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  PASTIMES OF MADMEN.  Cunning   and   Ingenuity   Displayed   by  the Insane.  Some of the inventions of the insane  are of scientific value. A patient at  Villejuif invented a "panification machine" by combining a bottle, a plank  and small metallic tubes, to which he  had fitted faucets. Having set up his  machine, he produced loaves of bread  the .*ize of. a mini's heml... The bread  was good���������so good that it -was decided  to make the machine known. One day  whan it was in action the doctor sug  gested taking a photograph of it. Tho  "inventor watched him as if petrified  for a moment; then ho fell upon the  .nachino, wrenched it apart and trampled it underfoot. The invention, an  exceedingly useful one, was lost, because no ouo had seen him make It,  aud no one dares speak of it to him.  To allude to it is to bring on a furious  attack.  Most lunatics, no matter how contcnt-  ���������Jil they may be, generally cherish a  furtive longing lo escape. They collect wax from the polished floors, take  the impressions of locks and mako keys  from empty sardine boxes, spoon handles or anything to be found. Dr. Marie's museum includes a collection of  knives of strange and unheard of  shapes. Some of them have blades  made from pieces of glass or slate and  set in handles of corset steels. Objects  harmless in themselves become dangerous weapons through the ingenuity  of madmen. ���������  Insane sculptors are as common as  insane painters. The insane sculptor  hews put coarse statuettes, fantastic  animals, ferocious little horned and  grimacing devils. An ex-mechanic  carves all his soup bones. That his old  trade is still in his memory is shown  by the little screws that ho makes out  of tho smaller pieces of bone. He  works all day at his senseless and  ridiculous task. Another lunatic, who  believes ho is tho incarnation of_ the  soul of Beelzebub, passes his time  carving toy men" out of wood. Each  pair of his creations are joined together, now at the necks, now at the  shoulders.���������Helen B. Meyer In Harper's Weekly.  announced this as one of his results  in a lecture to the Educational Institute at Dumfries.  In most European countries, he  said, there is a distinct predominance  of one typo over the others. In North  Germany and Sweden, il is the blonde  type; in Italy the brunette. No such  predominance is found in Scotland.  Dark hair and fair are present in  equal proportions. The dominant color  among Scottish children is brown,  and it has to be shown how far brown  i.s really a blend of fair and dark.  If it is so there is evidence of the  formation of a new type hi Scotland.  Tho proportion of red hair throughout tho country is a little over 5 per.  cent.���������high compared with the continent. One cannot overlook the reference of Tacitus to tho red-haired  Caledonians. Some curious facts  brought to light suggest that rod hair  is   not   entirely or strictly   a' racial  _'r*a H Tl... mnjr _V,a\,tt_Gnmo.-pooiilla.r  physiological if not pathological connection.  Mr. Tocher has found a distinct  difference between tho color distribution of children in densely populated,  parts and in rural and less populated  districts. Emigration has also produced an apparent tendency to excess  in certain forms of mental and physical defects. In tho main the difference between the distribution of color  in Glasgow and the general population is due to children of both Irish  and foreign nationality.  The Change That Camo When Powder  and Snuff Went Out.  The French revolution had its .effect  upon the fashions of 1800 as well as  upoL matters of more weighty import,  the tendency being greatly to simplify  costumes. Young men in England  adopted the short coat, light waistcoat and pantaloons inaugurated in  Paris by a certain set who affected to  despise the old court fashion.   .  Tho use of powder, made more expensive by taxation, quite died out, and  short hair became universal.  Trousers and Wellington boots, at  first worn only by the military, were  -adopted by civilians about 1S14, and  the dandy of tho early Victorian era  wore his tightly strapped,down. Ho  also prided himself on his starched  collar, which had gone out of favor  under George IV., who preferred a  black silk kerchief or stock.  ' The snuffbox vanished, and tho characteristic ornament of tho age was tho  hunch of seals hanging from tho watch  chain. Various .modifications took  place from time to time during Queen  Victoria's long reign, but'lhe form of  men's dress practically remained unaltered.  .  Tho knickerbockers and tweed suit  of the country gentleman are of comparatively modern date, as well as tho  wide awake, tho soft felt hat.���������English Illustrated Magazine.  "Pa, why do you speak of a woman  as a man's bettor half?"  "I don't know, unless it's because  she carries the .pocketbook."���������Detroit.  Free Press.  Wise mothers who know the virtues  of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always have it at hand, because  it proves its value.  Hard Lines For Bachelors,  "Korea's the wrong place for bachelors," said a traveler. "Bachelors in  Korea are considered as children nnd  have only children's privileges. You,  a Korean bachelor, got thirsty. You  enter a rest house and call for palm  wine. Tho pretty little amber colored  waitress says:  "'Married?'  "'No,' says you.  " 'ileraus then.' says she, and out  you go, unslaked. - ���������  "You .want to vote, biit they won't,  let you if you aro not married.  "You apply for. a' job somewhere.  'How many children have you?' is the  first question you're asked. And as  soon ns you say you're unmarried they  laugh in your face to think that you  should presume to apply for work anywhere."  the Food  ' Bile in the intestines is as important-  to disgestioh'as arc the gastric juices  in the stomach and bile is only supplied when the liver is in active condition.  The serious and chronic forms of  indigestion are cured by Dr. A. W.  Chase's Kidney, and Liver Pills because of their influence, on the liver,  causing a good flow of bile tq aid digestion and keep the bowels regular,  thereby preventing fermentation of  the food, the'-formation of gas and  all the disLsrecable-symptoms of indigestion.  Long standing'cases of chronic indigestion yield  to  Dr.  A.W.  Chase's  Kidney and Liver Pills after all else  has failed.  *   Here's the proof.-  "I was for many years troubled  with indigestion and headache, aud  derived no, benefit from i..- many ���������  remedies I used. A friend advised  the use of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills and after taking four boxes the  result is that I am once more in the  full enjoyment of the blessings of  good health.'"���������Mr. Duncan McPher-,  son, Content, Alta. .  One pill a dose, 25 cents a box. At  all dealers or Edmanson, Bates &  Co., Toronto.'  'S  ICidneiy and  , Presence  of- Mind.  Owner of the Coop���������Who's in there?  Quick-witted' Hastus (softly)���������'Taint  nobody in lienh 'ceppin' us chickens.  ���������Lifer  "What is your Idea oran laeai wire'/"  "Ono who will cook the meals, do the  washing, look after the furnace, make  her own clothes and���������and"���������  "And what?"  "Keep herself looking as young and  as beautiful ns an actress who pulls  down $-100 a week in vaudeville."  The Japanese Smile.  Lafcadio Hcarn says a people who  smile naturally cannot iv/ear the expression of tho Japanese. A Japanese  can srnilo whenever ho wants, even  in the jaws oi death. It is a law of  etiquette elaborated and cultivated  for many centuries until it has bo-  como a silent language. They smile  in the faco of sorrow and suffering,  paradoxical as this seems. This smile  says: "I do not wish you to suffer  with mo. I bear my sorrow, suffering and trials alone."  A  Panther,  "Now, Elsie." said the schoolteacher,  "can you tell me what a panther is?"  "Yeth, ma'nm," lisped tho little miss.  "IIo Uh a man that aiakths panths."  Consumption  Is Common.  A skilled surgeon and physician who  executes the post-mortems at a well-  known infirmary in the north of England says that recoveries from tuberculosis consumption are far more common than most persons believe. He  writes:  "From post-mortems upon cases  dying in the hospital from a variety of  conditions, and which have shown  during life no evidence of tubercular  infection, I would compute the number of cases of cured tubercle at 60  per cent, of the total post-mortems.  In forming this computation I altogether disregard cicatrices found in  lungs and include only gaseous calcareous nodules which are evidently of  considerable ago. This, together with  the chemical fact that the patients  have during life shown no sign of  phythisis and have died from some  entirely independent disease, loads  one to assume, and I think justly,  that these are cases of cured tubercle,  and, further, that tuberculin infection in a human subject is far more  common than has been previously  estimated."  The Ita Palm.  In the moonlit garden overlooking  the sea no sound was to be heard save  the petulant plaint of tho mosquitoes,  angry at being disturbed at their food.  "Come," said the host, "let us go and  sit under the ita palm. They won't  bother us there."  In comfort under the ita, he went on:  "This tree is from the Oriuoca delta,  me home of tho Warau tribe. 'The  Orinoca delta is infcsted_ with mosqui-  tocs"~to" an "incredible' degree. -The  Waraus,-lo escape them, live in a-palm  whoso odor the mosquito can't put up  with. ���������  "This Is tho palm���������the ita���������which  makes the naked Warau's mosquito  proof bed. A handy thing it is among  those salt marshes to have in a garden  too."  Simplicity forms a main ingredient In  a noble nature.���������Thucydldea.  A Composition.  A poot could not sleep one night,  His PegttHiifl demanded flight.  As ho composed he found _ho might  ' Compose IrimaoU to sleep.  .,lllMliil  ���������Owl '���������> 1 fre*!*** >���������;&$& V>f4  W.   N.   U.   No.   699.  Showing a Bad  Example.  A grocer who was noted for his  carefulness had an advertisement inserted in a local newspaper for a message boy, and" a young follow who  understood tho kind of a gentleman  who was advertising camo to apply  for ihe situation, and while tho grocer was telling him how careful he  must be a fiy settled on a bag of sugar  and the grocer caught it and throw it  away. The boy then said: "If you  want mo to bo careful you are showing me a bad example."  "Why?" replied tho former.  "Because," said tho boy, "you have  thrown that fly away without brushing tho susar off its feet."���������Tit-Bits.  Lions Fight.  Excited by a thunderstorm, two  massive African male lions���������Noro nnd  Brutus���������at Earl's Court, London, gwt  into the cage of a young lioness. ���������A  terrific fight onsucd between the U.-r,  lions, and it was only after groat exertions on the part of the staff that  the beasts were eventually separated,  after having badly mauled each, oth-  ed. It is feared that Noro will lone  tho sight of his right eye. Both the  animals show signs of their struggle  Marriages In Siam.  Marriages nro sometimes made in  heaven, but in Siam they aro often  mado elsewhere. In that enlightened  country girls who reach a certain age  without marrying are placed in a privileged class under the special caro of  tho King, who binds himself to find a  husband for them all. His mothod is  simplicity itself. A prisoner in any  ono of tho Siamese jails may gain his  pardon and release by marrying ono  of the ineligible clans. Whether ho  is already married or not is of no  groat consequence, for in Siam a man  is not restricted to ono wife. But still  many Drisonora prefer jail.,   ,  Basely Deceived.  The Husband���������You want to . know  where I was so lalo last night? I was  at tho office balancing my books.  Tho Wife���������It seems to me that you  balance your books very often. That  excuse is about threadbare.  The II.���������n'm! If you don't believe  me, why don't you consult a fortune  teller?  The W.���������Not much. I consulted one  once, and she told mo a pack of lies.  The H.���������Indeed! What did she tell  you?  Tho W.���������She told me I would get a  rich, handsome, kind, attentive and  truthful husband.  When Holloway's Corn Cure is applied to a corn or wart it kills tlie  roots' and the callosity comes' out  without any injury to the flesh.   ���������  The doctor of an asylum was showing an interested visitor round tho  place. In the first cell was a young  man gazing blankly about him. "This  man was in lovo with a woman who  married "another 'man," said the doctor, "and she drove- him to this."'  The next cell was padded and in it  sat a man stark, staring mad and  padlocked down, ''who is this poor  fellow?"'inquired'the visitor. "This,"  said the doctor,' "is the other man."  A glass of icod "Salada"- Tea' will-  bo found most  refreshing', this warm  weather. As  cooling    as  a  summer  breeze. _ 5t>   -,  "Father seems impressed with */piu*  talk about coupons," said the maiden.  "Have you really any?"  "Sure," answered me guileful youth  "got 000 saved up toward a piano for  our little flat."���������Louisville Courier-  Journal. . >  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  THE  HYPNOTIC  EYE.  i  Costly Eyeteeth.  "I guess paw must have passed a lot  of time at the dentist's when he was  tn New York," said Johnny Green.  "Why do you think so?" queried his  ma.  "'Cause I heard him tell a man to-  flay that it cost him nearly $300 to get  his eyeteeth cut," replied Johnny..  Inconsistent,  "Dear me," said tho poetess, "I don't  ���������see why those horrid editors insist on  having manuscripts written on only one  Bide of the sheet when they go and  print their paper on both sides."���������Pathfinder.  And the Man Who Likes to Test It on  ,      the Circus Animals.  The man who wauts lo test the power of the human eye on savage beasts-  is legion, and ho affords rio cud of  amusement for the attendants at tho  circus, who are always on the lookout  for him. .Often ho may be detected  standing before the cage of a Hon,  gazing Intently straight into the cye3  of the dignified old beast, who gaze3  back with indifference and finally  shifts his ftyes, not because he feels  any mystic influence, but because  something else has attracted his attention.  A story is told of a man who tried  the hypnotic trick on an ostrich. At  first the bird crouched down and fluttered his wings nervously, but mado  no other manifestitation for some time.  A few hours later tho body of the5  man was found, with the huge bird alternately stamping and sitting on it  Another Is told of a man who tried to  outgaze a leopard, with tho result that  the animal mado a fierce .chargo  against the bars of his cage and at the  man, and the two created' a disturbance that brought the attendants bur"  rying to Investigate the trouble'.���������Harriet Quimby in Leslie's "Weekly."        ,  Stones iinj vJMbs nouses.  ��������� The origin of the saying, "Those who  live in glass houses' should not throw  stones," is as follows: At the time o'  the union of England and Scotland  London was inundated with Scotchmen, nnd tho London roughs used to  go about at night breaking their win-,  dows. Buckingham being considered  the chief Instigator of the mischief, a  party of Scotchmen smashed tho windows of the duke's mansion, known as  the Glass IIoiisc. The "court favorite  appealed to the king, who replied,  "Steenlc, Steeule, those who live In  glass houses should be careful how  they fling stones!"     Now for Strawberries and  Shredded Wheat.  Nature's purest and best food, insuring a clear head and  healthy body. ���������">'���������.. ' - ���������  Is Invigorating Without Btlng Heating.  Try it.   Sold by all grocora. 051  i  M  U  ���������i'l  i, u..  u  AN HONEST DOCTOR  ADVISED PE-RU-NA.  |"R. SYLVESTER Er SMITH, Room  , 218, Granite BlockJ'Sfc. Louis, Mo.,  :    writes:   "Peruna Jfl the best friend a  6ick man can haye. *  "A few months ago I 'came here in' a  Wretched condition. Exposure and  ��������� dampness had ruined my onco robust  health. I had catarrhal affections of  the bronchial tubes, and for a time there  was adoubt as to my rocovery.  . "My good honest old doctor advised  mo to take Peruna, which I did and in  a short time my health began to improve very rapidly, tho bronchial  trouble gradually disappeared, and in  threo months my health was fully restored.'  "Accept a grateful man's thanks for  his restoration to pcrfoct health."  Pe-ru-ria for His Patients.  A'. W. Perrin, M. D. S., 930 Halsoy  ������������������   St., Brooklyn, N.Y., says:  "I am using your Poruna myself, and  am recommending it to my patients, in  all-cases of catarrh, and And it to bo  more than yon represent. Peruna can  ' be had now of all druggists in this section. 7At the time I'began using it, It  ���������was unknown,".  Manufactured by The      i  Peruna Drug Manufacturing Compan",  Columbu3, Ohio, U. S. A.  "Don't marry the first girl you fall  in love' with; wail till you have seen  the others," advises Tlie Montgomery Advertiser. This recalls tho story  of tho maid who went through tho  thicket in search of a perfect stick,  .leaving many good ones behind, in  tlie hope of finding something better,  until near the end of her journey alio  had to take a crooked one *nt last.  The trouble with some old maids and  old bachelors is that they are too  particular.���������San Antonio Express.  The transition from winter's cold  to summer's heat frequently puts a  strain upon the system that produces  internal complications, always painful and o"tcn seiious. A common form  - of disorder .is dysentery, to which  many are prone in the spring and  summer. The very best medicine to  use in subduing this painful ailment  is Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It is a standard remedy, sold  everywhere.  A 'dragon hunt.  it Took Place  In Turkey  -ind Was a  Great -Success.  "Yes, I wunst hunted dragons, and  the hunt was successful, too," said,a  sailor.  "It was in Byoub, the native quarter  of old- Constantinople. I lived there  with t my wife,__a Circassian gal, Fat-  mah by name, aud, comin' homo from  the .calf one night"���������  "Calf?"  "Sure! Calf. Don't you know what  a calf is? Kind of restaurant where  you eat and drink and smoke. But  where was I?" ���������   '  "You were coming home." v"v  "Well, as we come home from the  calf Fatmah grabbed my arm, pointed  to the moon and give a loud yell." The  full moon behind the domes and minarets was goln' into an eclipse.< I  laughed, but Fatmah says: J  " 'A dragon, O my beloved,' she says,  'Is > try In", -to devour' the, moon!' she  says. 'If the faithful slay' it uot, there  will be no more moonlight,' says she���������  'never!' .       ��������� ,   i  "Then, by tar, begun the biggest  racket I ever hear. All Eyoub was on  a dragon hunt. From every housetop  the faithful fired blunderbusses nt the  moon in the hope of klllln' the dragon.  "When we got home I, tried to explain to Fatmah what nn eclipse was,  but she thought I, was langhln' at her.  So I gave up my explanations, and,  wllh a pistol, each or us Joined In tlie  hunt, bimgln' away nt the dragon from  the winder turn* and turn about.  "By crlmis, wc got'him! The hunt  was a success! The dead dragon  dropped off the moon, and she floated,  round and silvery. wunst more, above  the palms and minarets standlu' black  agin the pale sky. x  "Fatmah, claimed it was her shot  what landed him, but I was always  convinced it was my own."   ���������  FREAKS OF DREAMS.  THE TREATY TREE.  Alderman Tracy of Chicago, has n  son -who was one clay boasting of his  father's official position.  "My father," he said to a companion, "is an Alderman."  ""'Huh!"  snorted    tho    other    boy,  "that's  nothing.    My    father    blows  the whistle at the mill.!" .   _  That  settled .it.���������Home  Herald.  State of "Ohio, City of-Toledo,    >  Lucas County, "   / JS3'  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that  he is senior partner of the firm of F.  J. Cheney & Co., doing business in  the City" of Toledo, County and State  aforesaid, and that said firm will pay  the' sum of.,ONE HUNDEED DOLLARS for each and every'case of catarrh that cannot be cured by the use  of Hall's Catarrh Cure.  FRANK J.  CHENEY."  Sworn to before me and subscribed  in my presence this 6th day of December, A.D. 188G.    A. W. GLEASON.  (Seal.) Notary Public'  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,-and acts directly on the^blood  and mucous surfaces of the system.  Send for testimonials free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.,. Toledo, 0.  Sold by nil "druggists, 75c.    -  Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.  The great ocean liner rolled and  pitched.  "Henry," faltered the young bride,  "do you still love me?"  ��������� "More   than  ever,    darling,"    was  Henry's **ervcnt answer.  Then there was an eloquent silence.  "Henry," she gasped, turning her  pale, ghastly faco away, "I thought  that would make mo feel better, but  it doesn't!"���������Detroit News Tribune.  Minard's  in  Cows.  Liniment    Cures    Garget  Where Penn and the Delaware Chiefs  Exchanged Tokens.  The "treaty tree," the original Amerl-  cau Hague, whero our first peace congress was held, with William Penn.on  the one side aud the'Delaware chiefs  on the other, was a mighty elm that  stood at Shackamaxon, on the banks of  the Delaware river. Kensington, one  of the' suburbs of Philadelphia, now  surrounds the spot.  As was customary on such occasions,  the parties to the treaty exchanged  belts of wampum, and the belt said to  to have been given Penn on this occasion is now in tho collection of .the  Pennsylvania Historical society. It  consists of eighteen' strings of black  and white beads, and in the center are  two figures, representing a European  and an Indian, with hands" joined In  friendship. In exchanging tokens with  the chiefs Penn said:  "Tho friendship between you and  me I will not compare to a chain, for  that might rust, or the falling tree  might break. We are the same as if  one man's body were to be divided into  two-parts. We are all one. Qcsh and  blood." When the Indians, handed  Penn the wampum belt of - pcace-.they  said:  "We will live In-love and peace with  William Penn ns long as tho sun and  the moon shall endure."    "*"  The treaty tree was blown down-In  a windstorm March 10, 1810.. Its age,  estimated by rings, is 2S3 years. The  William Peun society erected a marble  column upon the site as a permanent  monument  Melancholy  People, Often Have Very  Happy Nights.  Dr. T. S. Clpuston, superintendent  physician to the Royal Asylum, Edinburgh, Scotland, and a well-known  authority on mental diseases, has giv-  e.i some inteiesting news on the subject of dreams.  "The modern opinion aboiit dreaming," said Dr. Clouston, '/is that a  long series of events do not take place  instantaneously, as used to be  thought. Dreams may go on all night.  It may bo assumed that dream sleep  is not a sound sleep.  "A very curious thino- is that many  melancholy people, whose whole conscious life is ono of misery, dream  beautiful and happy dreams. They  will tell you in the morning that that  was their only ploasant'time of the 24  hours, and they wi.sh thev could sleep  always, for then they would be happy.  ., i The doctors now, ns a rule, think  lt is a good si������rn when melancholy  people have cheerful dreams. The  physiological view of dreaming now  may be said to be the opening out of  a partial consciousness of the things  that have been heard and thought  about, and seen Ly tho brain previously. No new thoindit was ever  created in a droam, and it is very  doubtful whether tho solution'of any  now problem was ever effected in a  droam."  Tt is well known the dream events  . can occur with startling rapidity. The  difficulty is to fix tho duration of  time. Lord Holland is stated lo have  fallen asleep while listening to the  reading of a book, and to have had a  long dream between tho beginning  unrl end of "n sentence.  ���������In Mr. Bnrimr-Gnuld's "Curious  Myths of the Middle Ages," reference  is made to a dream in which, during  the striking of the hour on a clock,  the dreamer saw the whole of the  fi'and army pa������s in review before Na-  roleon. Horse, foot and artillery passed slowly, in an apparently interminable line, each unit' saluting as it  passed. Yet all passed in a'moment  of time.  Tho' rapidity of dream , action has  suggested to some psychologists the  theory that-dreams are always experienced during the moment of passing  from sleep to wakefulness.  THE  CURATE'S AID  By MARY B. EAKET.  Jeannie! Jeannie!   Come and see  I .am sure he is com-  TARYING GENTLEWOMEN.  It was beginning to rain, and the  man who was on the point of starting  for church discovered that there was  not an umbrella in tho house fit for  use." "You can borrow one from the  T s next door," suggested the' better half, "they never go to church."  "No, Laura," he answered with firmness: "it is wrong to borrow umbrellas on Sunday. I shall punish myself for my carelessness by not going  to church this morning."  Wire Wounds.  My mare, a very valuable one, was  badly bruised and cut by being caught  in a wire fence. Some of the wounds  - would not heal, although I tried many  different medicines. Dr. Bell advised  me .to use MINARD'S LINIMENT,  diluted at first, then stronger as the  sores began to look better, until after  three weeks, tho sores have healed  and best of all the hair is growing  well, and is NOT WHITE as is most  always the caso in horse wounds.  ��������� F. M. DOUCET. *-  Weymouth.  The Overtired Conductor. ���������  When the horse cars were In existence there was a. greenhorn known as  John who conducted on the Thirteenth  and Fifteenth street lines.  He boarded  with his two aunts, who lived on Catharine street,  between Thirteenth and  Broad. One day his aunts thought they  .would take a ride with John and see  how  he  was getting along, so they  waited for his car.  Soon the car began  to get crowded and passengers got off  and on at every square. John began to  get angry.  At last he berime so exasperated at having to stop so often that  when an old lady asked him to stop at  Chestnut he bawled out: "I'm darned  sick and. tired  pulling the  bell.   It's  nothing but stop "here and stop there,  stop here and stop there.,A way with  youse all down to Catharine street with  me aunts, and you get out in a bunch."  Here is an extract from;the prospectus of a hotel in Switzerland.  "Wcissbacli is the favorite place cf  resort for those who are fond of solitude. Persons in. search of solitude  are, in fact, constantly flocking here  from the four quarters of the globe."  ���������Home Herald.  Two of a Kind.  "Come, come," cried the brusque and  hustling real estate man, "why do you  pay rent when you might own a,  home?"  "I���������I don't pay rent," replied the  startled strauger.  "Then you own a home?"  "N-uo."  "That's strange. May I ask your  business?"  "I'm a real estate dealer."  A Sure Corrective of Flatulency.���������  When the undigested food lies in.the  stomach it throws off gases causing  pains and oppression in the stomnchic  region. The belching or eructation cf  those gases is offensive and the only  way to prevent thorn is to restore the  stomach to proper action. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will do this.  Simple directions go with each packet and a course of them taken systematically is certain to effect a curo.  Two of a Kind.  "Oh, George." sighed the lovesick  maiden, "I'm sure I'm not worthy to  bo your wife."  "Well," replied Georgo wearily, "I'm  not worthy to bo your husband, so  we're just about  evculy   matched."  Daughter of Baronet Who Sold Shoestrings on   London  Streets.  Extraordinary    cases    of    starving  gentlewomen  have 'come to light, such  as superannuated governesses, widows  ,of improvident husbands, and   those  who, in lhe days of their youth were  able to make quite a comfortable income as clerks or otherwise.  By gradual stages representatives  of all these typos have sunk lower and  lower,' and sometimes, having sought  Eorgetfulness in drink, have come to  the lowest grade before drifting into  the shelter of the institute.  ���������. Here was, for instance,' a wretched  looking creature, but with ..unmistakable ^signs of having once been "a  lady," whose only source of income  lay in her handful of bootlaces which  she sold to mechanics in their midday  rest. She proved to be the daughter of  a baronet, whose marriage had dis-.  pleased her family.  Estranged from her relatives by th"  quarrel of early life, she had too much  pride to reveal to them the poverty  by .which she had of late been over-  I taken; but, absolutely miserable, she  crept about the mean streets of the  vast-city of" London as successfully  hidden as if living in another hemisphere, far from the gorgeous mansion,  the carriages and the servants which  once were hers by right of birth.  Lived to Be More Than 100.  For the deaths of three British centenarians to bo chronicled on the same  day must surely be an almost unique  occurrence. The names and ages oi  those veterans are: Mrs. Margaret  Pagan, 104; Samuel Goldstein, 106,  and Mrs. Honor Coleman, who died  from the effects of a fall at the reputed ago of 107 years, thus recalling the  similar fate of the famous' Catherine,  Countess of Desmond, whose life of  140 years was brought to a tragic close  by a fall from a cherry tree.  There are some who look with more  than suspicion on any age which  claims to exceed a century, and probably the titles of many reputed centenarians, especially in the humbler  walks of life, would not bear close  examination.  But tho records prove conclusively that Sir Moses Montefioro and Admiral Provo Walli** lived into their  second century; that M. Conerbe, a  French farmer, survived his 112th  birthday; that M. Soulc, another  Frenchman, died at 115; that a Roumanian, ono Pascal Viciim, lived 120  years, and that an Armenian nun entered a convent at Jerusalem at 17,  and never passed its threshold to  the day of her death, ninety-eight  years later.���������Westminster Gazette.  A certain John Simmons had been  a twoiity-thrco years total abstainer,  but fell from graco nnd  worshipped  , the vinous god with all 'ho fervor of  a porvert.  Feeling the need ' of recuperation,  ho sent his boy to nn adjacent hostelry for a bottlo of whiskey.  "But," cried tho hotel proprietor,  "who's it for?"  ".For my father," said tho ,boy.  "Nonsonac.   Your father is a total  abstainer, and has boon, to my knowledge,  for longdr yoara  than' you've  .lived."  1    "Well, at all ovonts, ho sont me for  it."  "What does ho want it for?"  "To let you Into a secret," tho hoy  said, nshamod to toll tho truth, "ho'fl  going fishing, and "ho wants tho cork  to uso for n float,"���������Philadelphia In-f  qulror.  To the.Strict Letter. .���������'  "Mnry," said the lady of the house,  "you didn't put any salt In this bread."  "But," replied the new girl, "didn't  the master say yesterday lie wouldn't  have nothing but fresh bread on his  table, mum?"  Not Curious.  A certain employer of labor had received many complaints from his foreman as to one of the hands, who.  though an excellent workman and one  whom it wore undesirable to dismiss  altogether, could never be induced to  arrive at the proper time in the morning. ..  So the employer, determining to expostulate with the offender personally,  arrived early one morning and laid  in wait for him. -  In due time the dilatory one" strolled in and was ai'cnsted wrathfully:  "Do you know what time wo begin  work hero in.'tho morning?"  "No, sir," was the calm reply. "I  know they're always at it when I get  hero."���������London  Telegraph.  The colors^ on tlie nrttst's palette  make no show, but .when. they are  Bpread on the .attivn-- we , see their  beauty.���������Uelkle,  ������ Prudence.  The multimillionaire was being interviewed.     7  "Which paper do you like best to  have your family read?" hopefully  asked the young reporter.  "The one that ndvertises tho fewest  bargains," suid Old Moneybags stingily-  Hall the battle is won if you start  the day with a laugh.  Ancient Posters. -,*'  It Is probably the general linpresslo--  thnt posters and handbill.'" nre modern  Inventions, but It has been 'discovered  that the nncleiit UomniiH practiced this  method of advertising. Iu digging nt  Hcrculaneum there was brought to  light n pillar covered with bills, one on  top of another. "The paste used to stick  them was made of gum arable. The  bills, when separated nnd examined,  woro found to bo programmes and an  iiouncemeuts of public meetings and  uvon election proclamations.  The Changed View.  Every man takes care that his neighbor does not cheat him. But a day  comes when he begins to care that he  does not cheat hhi neighbor. Then all  goes well. Ho has changed his market  cart iuto a chariot of the sun.���������Emcr-  boii. ;  the new* curate  ing in here."  Jean McLeod, a tall, fair girl of  twenty-two summers, hastened to her  mother's side.,  They lived on the outskirts of tho  lonely village of Bothmore, and any  stranger who entered the village  streets was sure to receive marked  attention from all.  Health had failed tho old clergyman  who had for tho last eighteen years  been in charge of the one little wooden church and as his doctors had insisted upon ,a change of air it was  rumored that a young and handsome  Oxford man was to fill the vacant  place.  No wonder then that Joan came  quickly nt her mother's  call.  How glad she was to fool that here  was one- who would appreciate"her  talents and understand her moods.  Jean McLeod, an only daughter and  her father's pot had indeed boon  spoilt in childhood and as she grew  older had boon sent to a. city collogo  that she might have every advantage  and accomplishment wnich tend to  make the so-callod  finished lady.  Thus she had gradually grown into the fixed idea, that the ignorant  youth of Bothmore were just a little  below her level and .that, well, thoy  were not learned enough lo be able to  understand and appreciate or sympathize with her talents, her advantages and her ideas.  "Why, yos, mother; he has turned  into the lane already and you have  your old apron on. Why don't you go  and take it off and make yourself  look a bit tidy; remember he will not  be like Mr. Den���������he has been reared in the city e.id from Oxford too!  What a bore he will find the peopls  here. We must make it as pleasant  for him as we can."  "Well I always made old Mr. Dean  at home whether I had a clean apron  or not. But I suppose you know best.  It seems to me if wo folk have to" go  and dress every time we see the  clergyman coming, whether we be a  cooking or a washing or a.churning,  that it is the curate himself who will  soon be a bore.", So saying Mrs. McLeod went slowly up the stairs to give  the required touches to her dress.  Meanwhile tho curate had reached  the door, which in answer to his  light rap, was opened by Jean.  "Pardon me, madam, but is Mrs.  McLeod at home?"  This was hardly the greeting Jean  expected, but she liked, the voice, and-  she would make him her friend at all  costs. So smiling sweetly she said.  "Yes, sir; my mother, Mrs. McLeod,  is at home and will be down in a  "minute. But will you please step into the parlor and wait; you are our  new curate are you hot? Wo recognized you as you came up the lane,���������"  "Yes, madam, I have that honor  and am indeed pleased that my parishioners recognizo me so readily."  "When you have boon here as long  as I have .you will bo glad to have  an opportunity of recognizing some  stranger from the outer- world. You  will find it very dull here, and the  people" are such a bore vou cannot  help but feel it."  "I hope not, madam. My duty  here is not to recognize the * outer  world, but the people of this dear  little parish, and I shall do my utmost to fulfill that duty; as for my  feeling the people a bore, I hope not,  for to my mind ono has to bo a bore  one's self before one can feel bored  by others."  -This was rather more than, Jean expected, and from a city-bred .gentleman too; really it was too terrible to  be true. Why, he had as much as  told her that she was a bore. She felt  like leaving him alone and going to  tell her mother how horrid he was;  but no, she would stay but would  not answer his rude remark.  Although her silence was meant to  bo stinging,- it seemed to her he  thought it golden, for he did not attempt to continue the conversation,  but sat looking out on the lawn as if  solitude were indeed the sweetest  thing in  God's good earth.  Mrs. McLeod was now coming down  the stairs. She would bring him to  his place before her mother entered.  "Pardon, sir; my mother"���������the words  were hard and cold, but the curate  seemed not to even hear her as he  rose quickly and crossed the room to  the door just as her mother was about  to. enter.  "Mrs. McLeod, I presume. I am Mr.  Waltham, your new curate, and it is  indeed a pleasure for me to make  your acquaintance. I trust wc may  become firm friends in the near future. I have made the acquaintance  of your daughter, but I believe I  have already bored her with my  views." So saying, ho led Mrs. McLeod to a large easy chair, the very  one Jean had chosen for him.  "Now, Mrs. McLeod. I want' your  advice,  counsel  and  help.    I  am  a  stranger here  at present,  and from  you I want some advice as   to   the  quickest way to win the hearts and  minds of my people, and also to know  who needs  most-the- staff to guide  them to the light.   All cannot receive  care at, one and the samo time, and,  moreover, some do not need it; but  I am so afraid lost through lack of  knowledge I-may neglect thoso who  are so much in need of help that they  cannot walk to the light alone.   You  can  always lead  the  bulk  of    your  flock,  but  there  are  sonio  who  are  trying so hard to follow, and yet-need  help in places, or they will at once  fall back and lose their way.    It is  for  those  my  heart bleeds  and  for  those I want your aid and sympathy."  "It is indeed very good of you to  come to'me, Mr, Waltham, and I nm  sure I will help you all I can.   But  why have you not sought this advico  from Jeannie?   She knows them one  and all as well as I, and has boon  counting on being an aid to you in  A Littlo Ball.  Cassldy���������Ah, well, no wnn kin pre-  vlnt w'at's piist nn' gone. Casey���������Yo  could If yo only acted quick enough.  Cassidy-Go' 'long, man! How could  yer?  Casoy-Stop It before It liappens.  your work. I assure you,-Mr. Waltham  no one, has been more overjoyed at  your coming,than slip. Her c'ollege  days were spent abroad, and it is  such a tie to her now to have to live  in this dull place, as she calls it. For  myself, I find it a very interesting  little place indeed."  "I agree with you, Mrs. McLeod,  and now I want you to help make it  interesting for me, too. Jean may  know all the people as well as you,  but since she finds it so very dull I  am sure she does not feel for them  as you do. If it be her desire-to aid  me in my work here, we will endeavor lo find a way for her to do so;  but now it is your help I want;'*  The very idea! A man she had  only met ten minutes before, calling  her Jean. And how rude he was to  speak ol her in such tones. Why,  he had not even told her his name,  or that he was pleased to'meet her,  or anything; and had refused her  advico with regard to the people,  oven before it was proffered.  And this was the man she had  planned and dreamt about���������the man  whom she had looked to, to brighten  life at. Bothmore. Truly ljie is false,  indeed. She had been bitterly deceived. .  Silting like one in a dream, she  henrd all he said to her mother, and  yet she did not, but when he rose  to go she know she was not sorry.  He was at least more courteous now  than on his arrival. , Crossing the  room, he held out his hand. "Miss  McLeod, your mother and T have become such staunch friends. Will  you-not congratulate me? And, by  tho way, I understand that you aro  desirous of aiding me also. I shall  count on you, and am sure will find  plenty of little errands of mercy for  willing hands lo do."  "Thank you, sir. I will try to be  of service to you if vou so desire."  "Desire! Why, my dear Miss Mc-  r.ood, 1 insist. You see, J have that  right now. [ am not only your rector, but also your mother's friend.  IBut now I must bid you farewell.  Whore duty calls, one must always  go."  Joan watched him go quickly down  tho lane; she was so angry with him  and yet could not help admiring him  as he. swung  briskly  along.'  "Well, mother, what do you think  now of your city curate?"   *  "Think? Why, Jean, he is just the  man for the place. So bravo and yet  so kind and thoughtful. Why, I am  sure he will aid my poor people even  more than dear old Mr. Dean; and  it will be so pleasant for you, too.  He says he intends interesting you  in some casc3 where he is sure you  will be useful," and where you will  soon lose your present opinion of  your neighbors."  "Oh, indeed! He seems very confident of my services. 1 suppose just  because he comes from Oxford, lie  thinks we will all wait on our knees  to do his bidding. - I never had to  stoop to such deeds of humility when  Mr. Dean was here, and I do not see  why lie should need such a lot of aid.  As for being kind and thoughtful, I  failed to see it, if he was. Why, he  was positively rude to me. But I do  not intend to worry over it. I am  f-oing out for a walk now, but will be  back in time...to get tea, so you  need not bother' about that."  Mrs. McLeod sighed deeply as her  daughter loft the room. She loved  Jean very much, but she could see  she was fast becoming so restless and  discontented that the true sunny nature soldoni had a chance of showing  itself.  A-week later, as-Jean was gathering some beautiful lilacs for her Japanese tabic bowls, she was surprised  to hear a voice close by: "Good-  morning, Miss McLeod, will you do  me a favor? Miss Lenard, tho seam-  .stress, is very ill, and I am sure  would be very gratified for a glimpse  of your lovely flowers. No, I will not  stop to be thanked for the suggestion.  I am sure she would have had them  lone ago, had you known."  -Without another word the curate  moved quickly on, leaving Joan  standing  like  ono  struck  dumb.  "Well, of all things! You would  really think I was a child. Still T  like his nerve, and I suppose I will  go. I will lot him see that ho is not  tho only one who can care for the  sick."  In little less than an -hour Jean  had kept her word, and with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in one hand,  and such a big basket of good things  in the other, she went laughingly  down the street: It seemed funny to  her to "be doing anything useful beyond the home garden wall.  Nevertheless she enjoyed her errand, and as she returned home after  reading most of the afternoon to the  poor, sick girl, she felt very glad indeed that slie had not followed her  first impulse and ignored the request.  As the days and weeks wont quickly on, the curate seemed always to  find fresh work for Jean, and "each  request came in that peculiar half  pleading and half commanding tone.  Each request was also always met,  but in the same haughty, condescending manner, and, pleasing to  say, always carried out in Jean's  own sunny  way.  Thus the days and the summer sped  quickly nway. It was tho last garden party of the year. Rich and  poor from all over the village sccmod  to enjoy the simple program provided for them by the curate who had ?o  silently won his way into the hearts  of all.  Jean had been the busiest of all  that day. She slipped in nnd out  among young and old alike; a word  of comfort here, n laugh and a smile  there, or perhaps just a handshake:  but always managing to avoid the  curate.  Silting down on a low garden bench  she watched the tired but happy people as they scorned to linger around  the glories of the day, dreading as it  wore to bid farewell to the dear old  garden with its sunny nooks.  So intent was Joan upon the scono  that she' did not notico tho approach  of tho curate till he laid his hands  upon her shoulder. Then sho started up, only to find herself gently, but  firmly hold down.  "Jean, Avhy have you avoided me  all day? I wanted you to aid me  nnd instead you insist upon neglecting mo and aiding my people. Will  you not redeem your pledge now ?  I need you, Jenn. They nil love you,  but I even more than thoy. Suroly  you will not refuse mo now?"  As Jean lay down to rest that night  she could not remember what hor  answer had boon, but she know that  sho was very, very happy, and that  Mr. Waltham was tho best curato she  had ever known or, for that matter,  over wished to know.  THE SUN  A "PUZZLE.  We See ..Only the' Outer Shells of thi  Great Blazing Orb.  The great ball of fire which we call  the sun is not really the sun. ' No ont  has ever seen the sun. A series of  concentric shells envelops a nucleus ol  which We know absolutely nothing except that It must be almost hiflnitely  hotter Uian the fiercest furnace arid  that It must amount to more than nine-  tenths of the solar mass.-  That nucleus is the real sun, forever  hidden from us. The outermost of the  enveloping shells is'about 5,000 miles  thick and Is called the chromosphere.  It Is a gaseous fluid,' tinted with tho  scarlet glare of hydrogen, and so furiously active that it spurts up great  tongues of glowing gas (prominences)  to the height of thousands of miles.  Time was when this agitated sea of  crimson Ore could be seen to advantage  only during an eclipse. Now special instruments are used, which enable astronomers to study it in the full glare  of the sun.  Beyond tho chromosphere, far beyond  tho prominences even, lies the nebulous  pallid corona visible only during the  vanishing moments of a total eclipse,  aggregating not more than seven days  in a century.  No one has ever satisfactorily explained how the highly attenuated  mailer composing both the prominences and the corona Is supported  without falling back into tho sun under the pull of solar gravitation. No**i  that Arrhenius has cosmically applied  the effects of light pressure a solution  is presented.  Now difficult It is to account foi  such delicate streamers as tho prominences on tho sun is better comprehended when wo fully understand how  relentlessly powerful Is the grip ol  solar gravitation.  If the sun were a habitable globe  and you could transport yourself to its  surface, you would find yourself pulled  ,down so forcibly by gravitation thai  you would weigh two tons, assuming  that you are an ordinary human being  Your clothing alone would weigh  more than a hundred pounds. Baseball  could be played in a solar drawing  room, for .there would be some difficulty in throwing a ball more thaD I  thirty feet |  Tennis would be degraded to a form  of outdoor pingpong.  From these considerations it is plain  that gravitation on tho sun would tend  to prevent the formation of any lambent streamers and to pull down to Its  surface masses of any size.  ^.im['Ujii!ui-iwuui������.mi  I  ^^BaasseBszsxasanmm'  ���������T-HE Celluloid Starch package is large,  but the amount of work it_ will 'do  makes it seem enormous.   That's' one of'  the advantages this starch has over all  others, it requires a smallc/quantity to do ,  more and better work.  Celluloid  Starch gives  a limber, lasting stiffness  that will not  crack. Ask  your grocer  for it���������if he  hasn't got it  he can get it.      (/J     \     J3E, Hllg"  on request.      '14  e  Never Stick  Requires ao Cooking  Iho PrantforJ SUirch Works, JJmllc", Brantror", Canadx  A minister of a church in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently surprised  the congregation at a Sunday evening  service by handing in his resignation.  He was only GO years old and was in  good health and vigor. The following  Sunday a committee of the members  waited upon him and expressed their  regret at tho step he was about to -  lake. They said to him, "You have  plenty of work in you yet. Why resign?" "Tos," he replied, "1 know;  but you had better accept my resignation non*. When I am 70 you will  not be able lo got rid of me."���������New  York Tribune.  The Fob of Indigestion.��������� Indigestion is a common ailment and few  aro free from it. It is a most distressing complaint and often the suffering attending it is most severe. Tho  very best leinedy is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills taken according to directions. They rectify the irregular action of the stomach and restoro healthy action. For many years they  have been a standard remedy for'dys-  popsia and indigestion and are highly  esteemed for  their  qualities.  "Now, Johnny," said the Sunday  school teacher, "can you tell me one  of the most remarkable things Moses  did?"  "Yes, ma'am," responded the bright  youth. "He broke all the commandments at tlie same time."���������London  Opinion.  BARNUM'S OLD  LION.  Hi  How the Great Showman Turned  Death to Account.  Among the features of the parades  of the Barmim circus there was formerly one that never failed to attract  attention. On tho top of ono of the  wild beast cages lay an enormous Hon.  no-was not confined in any way, and  nervous people watching the parade  would shudder at the sight and contemplate the terrible possibility of the  lion springing into the midst of the  crowd.  But the venerable old king of beasts  had reached the leonine dotage, and  stiffened muscles and blunted claws  rendered him harmless. Ho was as  mild as a kitten and in the winter  quarters, where he was allowed to  roam at will, sometimes had to be protected from the onslaughts of Irreverent and mischievous puppies.  One night he wandered fro"m the  quarters. In the course of his travels  he chanced on a barn where a meek  eyed cow was placidly chewing her  cud. A faint nicker of the slumbering  jungle spirit stirred his pulse, and.  with a crashing blow of the huge fore  paw, the cow was slain; then, lying  down beside his victim, he went to  sleep and dreamed of the time when he  was a shaggy little whelp playing with  his brothers under the bright sun of his  faroff African home.  In the morning tho owner of the cow,  a stalwart female with the blood of  Irish kings in her veins, entered the  barn with milk pail in hand. She was  filled with wrath at the sight that met  her gaze. With a keen edged ax in her  hand and grim determination in her  eye she fearlessly approached the sleeping Hon. and when tho men sent out to  search for him arrived lie lay cold in  death. Barnum promptly paid for the  dead cow aud engaged to appear on  exhibition "the woman who in mortal  combat had slain a Hon."  PROMINENT OAK LAKE FARMER.  Oak Lake," Man.���������Mr. Jas. Milne,  of Oak Luke, was in Winnipeg on  Wednesday of last week and received  successful surgical treatment from  Dr. F. W. E.  Burnham.  for  "W'at's de matter,  Chimmie?  look sore."  Chimmie���������Sure I'm sore. I got up  early yisted'y mornin' an' anchored  meself alongside o' dat big knothole  in de fence at de baseball grounds;  den w'en de game begins de overflow  crowd lined up in front o' me knot  hole.���������The Catholic Standard and  Times.  Minard's   Liniment  Cures   Distemper.  Bessie Bute brags so much about  her conquests," began Goldie Hoam-  ley. "Of course, she's more attractive to the men than I, but���������"  "Not at all," interrupted Vera Cutting.  "���������So sweet of you lo say that, but  I know she is "  "Nonsense! Why, she hasn't'nearly  so much money as you have."���������Catholic Standard and Times.  "Poor man! Have you always been  blind?"  "No, mum," answered Tired Tiffins, unthinkingly. "Last week I  wuz lame, but dere wasn't enuff in  it."���������Louisville   Courier-Journal.  "I wish I were an ostrich," said  Hicks, angrily, as he tried to eat one  of his wi e's biscuits but couldn't.  "I wish you were," returned Mrs.  Hicks. "I'd get a few feathers for  my .hat."���������Globe.  |   The bee can outfly the pigeon.  ���������WtrMan'MErm^  The Oldest Treaty.  -The oldest text of a real treaty now  in existence is that of the convention  between Itamoses II.. king of Egypt,  and the Prince of Kheta. which 'embraces the articles of a permanent of  fensive and defensive alliance, with  clauses providing for the extradition of  emigrants, deserters, criminals and  skilled workmen. This treaty wu.--  drawu up In the fourteenth century  B. C. and is the eariiest record that  we have^ of any International transaction.  SHOE POLISH  "I toll jov.Bo=s, people-are eoparticular about the Shoe Poli-h (Soy  ubc that they axk me each night to bo  euro and tue "2 in. 1."  Iff euiier for me, too, and you  BhouM Bro the injU, i cet itt 'th,  niornini*.  Her Uncooked Gown.  Miss Fhilligirl-Miss Xewthoughtha*  gone the limit with her vegetarianism!  Miss Furbolow���������Why, what is her latest? Miss Klufligirl-Sho actually refuses to wear anything but raw silk  gowns now.      <j,       .  Time to Be Diplomatic.  When a woman shows you the picture of her baby  remember that you  will get into trouble, nine times out o*  ten, if you say exactly whnt you think  A Sonsido Engrfoment.��������� "Before  giving you my reply," sho said, "let  mo luivo a distinct understanding. .If  I nm to considor this seriously I will  have to say 'No,' but if it is only n{  summer resort engagement I shall bo  pleased to nccopt -you for the timo bo-!  ing."  Do You Believe This?  An Individual went into a" plne������  where things to wear are sold and was  shown an article of wear.  "Here is the latest thing." said the  sales person, producing the article of  wear.  "I wouldn't be seen on tho street in  that," said tho patron.  "Try it on," suggested the sales person, and the customer did so arid declared:  "It is positively ridiculous. I would  not have It as a gift."  "But It Is quite tho latest stylr/*  urged the sales person, "and ovorybodj  is wearing It."  "Well, I suppose I'll have to take it."  snId'the customer.  Would you believe that tho customci  waa a mauT���������Chlcago Post,  BINDER. TWINE,  ttrnty bull fulif OnnrnnUeJ  mid properly Ui/tod to com-  plyvrlth CtinitJian.|a*r������.     .  STANDARD 500fi. p������t bill 60 lb..  MftNaA 550 (t.n������b.US0lk.  MAHIU600ft ������������rb.l������50(l.i  Freoou  botrd ours  CalgaiT  *5.26  6.  6.7B  Ifrne en  'Oitrdcora  Vlnnlpcg  V4.30 '  4.88  s.aa  Ofdiira nooeptmt (oroiio balo or mom. T>nn������ cnh  with orriornrq. O.D.  Prompt ihlnninnt-.ml intli.  f nntlnnjntai-xntfldd. <A������lr m lor prloo on oar loll.  COOPER CORDAGE CO., Mlnn.opolli, Minn.  W.   N.   U.   No.   699.  meattMmm wmmimmm  ISJSIS^  vEJv  THE    LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  0.������'.|l,''ll^!ll!!ll|ll!lllll,|i||l!!||lll!ll!ll!lllll!lllllllllllll!lllllll������IIIIIIIIIIIHI|l(''|.  II,  ! CONTRACTOR  TiMAT  ro1  Lo  Dcnlpi' in nil  :uid Drc.-'sed  (lows, Doors,  Oment. etc.  Ci  0  kiiulH of Hough  Luinbi?!',   Win-  Shin������li's. Brick,  g  rfhop Phone, 05.' |  [t JiUinliCi' Yard Phone, 2(>  |  '^ll!!!ll!l!ill!!:li!!llh!lllilllllllllllllllll!lllllllillll!lllllllllilllll!Ullllllllll#'  The Gfeenujood Branch  Nelson  Iron Works  is now prepared to make  all kinds of Iron. Brass or  (.'upper Castings. T'irst-  ���������.���������lass    work    jruurantuiid.  Geo.  |V1. Holt,   manager*.,  LESLIE CRAUFURD, Lessee.  HARDY & CO.  General Merchants, Midway, B. C.  Hay and Grain always  on hand. Sleighs and  Wagons and Implements  ol' all kinds carried in  stock. The very best  goods   at right   prices.  Golf  530  ASSAYING.  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Address all letter.-, to The  Ledge, Greenwood, H. C.  R..T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GREENWOOD B. C, SEPT. io, 1908  A blue murk here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,  -and  that tho  editor   would  once more like to  commune with  your collateral.  Tin  ll'lir.  dogs  benefitted  Hotel  i  Gi*eenrjaood, B. C-  The nlihist hotel in the city, and still  under Clin Mime, uianii'-f.'ini.'iit. Rooms  cr-iiifortaf-lc, inc'ile equal to any in the  city, and rlie bur sppplics only the best,  ���������"urii"/!- of (ri-(.'L'iiwood and Goveriuneiit  .-tree i.-;.  Greenwood  Kooms 2/> and 50 cents a night.  MRS. M. CULL Ifi.  THE LEDGE  j.  eison  4  Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Xootenays.  ���������������������������������  Mourn-linoer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  . & tiKlin ������ Go.- Hclson  TJie Kootenay Saloon  ���������������  Sandon, 13. C., has a line 01 nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any inoiio-  tain town 01 the Great West. A  glass or aqua pura'given free with  spirits uienti.  Prints  all the  ' News  killed the right  There are a hundred other  Hi   the city that   would be  a similar visitation.  and  Vints it  Straight  HHE LEDGE  Does  Job  Printing*  of Every,  inscription  Summer Excursion Rates  EAST  The Ledge  hinks  Out Load  ?0n All  Questions  and Usually  Thinks Riiyht  v      From Ureeiiwor.il to Winnipeg'  $   nuiutli. Fort  William. St.  I'aul  0  C?  (.'hicaao > 72 25  I   Xcw York    lOS 50  ^   .Montreal   105 00  1  St. Johu.N. B     120 00  \ St. Louis    07 DO  \  Toronto     01 40  ������  Ottawa    105 00  ������   Halifax   lid 20  r*  Sydney, C. II   l:JG 90  A  < f ii-kcts 011 sile .Mnv -1 and 18,  ������: Juno 5. (i,  in and yii, .ItilvO, 7,  ���������V :>���������>. and ���������_>:'., Aiiffiiht (i. 7, 21 and 2*2,  <p ������������������'������������������ -H.   First, claps, round trip, 00-  <$; I'av Limit.                          . ... .  L      IJoutnri���������-Tliese tickets arc jrocd  \ via .'iii\ rcrii-riiizi-il routi.'S in one.  ^ '���������!* 1-i'tli diri'i-iioii--'   To (lobtina-  \ :���������.'������.:    c.-i-.t of Chicago are  good  V v:a tin- Great Lakes.  *e      '������   ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  a For partieulnrs call  on local  & agents or address  f.    .1.   MO!'.   1).  I*. A., >'clHlMI..  K       <".  I). rUirl'HKKKON, (1. T. A.,  \ AV'liuilix!!-, Ulan.  R^ead It  Subscribe  .���������UINJCIIAI,   A(JT.  Certificate of Improvements.  XOTIUK.  CoIiiimIpI.i  Minornl Cliiim, situate in O-.fonwooil  MinliiK  Division- of Yule Liisliifl.   U'Iiiti:  Ifiputofl: In Di'SKlwood Camp, ii'ljulnln^-tin;  Kmcr.ilil .Mineral Cliitm.  TAKK NOTICK tlmt 1. Sydney M. ./.ilms'in.  urtlnif   ns   ������������������-���������������������������lit    for    KIiiion-   Cullfnr,   l-'rm?  Miner's (Vrtlllr.'iti) No. It!���������::'������, iii|i>n(l..-<ixiv (lav.-  friiinllii' ilati! Iicrr'fff. t(������a|,pl,v tn Hie Minliit- Ife-  iMirilor for 11 (!urtllii-.-iti! of iiiii'imvi-iiicut-. for (lie  piii-po.-c of fililiiluliiKiiUroiviiOraiil mtle- uliovc  clii 1111.  Anil  furtlior Take notire that  iiellmi. timler  ."oi'llnn .'17, must l,i'   ������������������imuiteneeil  luforu I lie ls������u-  iinei. of such Oiiilifateof Imiirnv, inenl.-t.  Dated llllsL'llh dav (if June. A. II. I!"\  SVfi.VKV M   JOHNSON',  Tin* Lkdgk will either have to  buy a safe or indueo another hank  to locate in the city. Since the  banks withdrew their patronage,  subscriptions are coming in faster  than the 0. J'. Ji. is getting scabs.  Tiikki* are still some 1111 desirable  citizens in this district. One of  them found SS8 on Copper street  Monday evening, lie was a couple  of hours in finding the owner, but  jie found his man aud turned over  the roll, refusing to take any reward. He was just a miner, and  a Cousin Jack. How many of the  "ilesirabieft" t would have rem0inhered for two hours that they had  found SSS ?   Once when Rudyard Kipling  was a boy he ran out on tl~e yard  arm of ship. "Mr. Kipling,"  yelled a scared sailor, "your boy  is on the yard arm, and if he lets  go he'll drown." "Ah," responded Mr. Kipling, with a yawn, "but  he won't let go." This incident  also happened to Jim Fiske, Horace  Walpole, Napoleon Bona parte,  Dick Turpin, Julius Ciesar and  the poet Byron, says the "Washington I[erald. And it might justas  well have been an incident in the  life of Smith Curtis had the Cran-  brook Herald thought of it in time.  A. few Sunday!* ago Clifford Sif-  ton was -it-tending the Methodist  church in Ottawa. During the sermon the minister leant over the  pulpit, and, looking in the direction of Mr, Sifton, said something  in an unusually impressive manner.  Clifford, who i.s rather deaf, turned  to his neighbor and asked what- it  was that the minister was saying.  " The vilest sinner may return,"  was the reply. " Return nothing?"  said Sifton, as he picked up his hat  and walked out of the church.  " What does he take me for���������a  chump?"  Careful Reporting.  Said the editor to the new reporter: You must learn never to  state a thing as a fact until it has  been proved as a fact. You are  apt to get us into libel suits. Do  not say the cashier stole the funds,  but say the cashier is alleged to  have stolen the funds. That's all.  Oh, get something about the First  Ward social tonight. And this is  the report turned in by the young  man who heeded the editor's  warning: "It is rumored that a  card party was given last evening  to a number of leputed ladies of  the First Ward. Mrs. Smith, gossip says, was the hostess, and the  festivities are reported to have continued until 11:30 in the evening.  The'alleged hostess is believed lo  to be the wife of John Smith, the  so-called 'high-priced' grocer."  linn, when a 11 umber of prospective buyers were in haste to view  the landscape, it devolved upon  Sam to show them around. 8am  descanted with much convincing  eloquence upon the wonderful future oi" the lots that the speculator.'' were much impressed with the  importance of a speedy purchase.  One member of the party, however,  desirous of being thoroughly informed of anything adverse, concentrated himself upon enquiries  concerning tho flat ground.. Recalling accounts of overflows, he  asked his guide if tho land was  ever under water.  This was a poser for Sam ;.the  whites of his eyes grew large and  luminous. But, reluctant to admit  anything directly derogatory to  to the property, yet at the same  time avoiding extreme prevarication, with much stammering, replied :  " Well, massa,���������did���������did yer see  dom corn stalks up iu de top of dat  tree over yonder?"  "Oh, yes, I see them."  " Well,, rnassa, did���������did you  think they growed dar?"  School books and school supplies  afc right right prices. Coles' book  store,  A spinster hasn't much love for  a widow who has had two husbands.  Music���������Mrs. Moore gives lussont* on  the Organ and Piano, Apply at residence, Boundary Fulls, li. C.  An optimist, is a man who declines to judge the future by the  past.  The brand of faith that some  men expect to move mountains  with wouldn't even move a mole  hill.  On Wrong Track.  Casting aside his cigarette, the  stage villain gnashed his teeth with  a grating sound that reminded one  of the breaking up of an ice gorge.  Ha, me proud beauty! I will  yet bring yet bring you to the dust!  Nothing doing.���������twitted the fair  heroine, with  a  wan  little smile.  The man to win my heart and  hand must bring the dust to me.  Marked Down.  Tom���������I'm surprised to hear that  Miss Gotrox is engaged to the duke  Jack���������Oh, sho always was a  bargain li tin ter.  Tom���������But what has that got to  do with it?  Jack���������Why, the duke wanted a  million, but lie finally offered to  take 891)1),99S.  He���������Are you a vegetarian ?  She���������Oh, no; I love good beef.  He���������Ah I I wish E  were a beef.  She���������Well, I like veal, also.   ���������  The higher the price of meat the  mors food we have for reflection.  Properly baited, the fishing  tackle sold by J. L. Coles will  catch almost any fish in the mountains.  N'o one is interested in another  man's troubles unless he is a  lawyer.  'f  ' 4  Kings -Liquer Scotch Whiskey  ������������������������������������'���������. ��������� 12 Tears-Old  J. W. Burmesters White Port. "-���������'���������  ,   Ja's.JBennessy & Co's 3;Stai* Brandy." .  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  GO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  *.1  e ���������*v*a^*a^&^������v^'^^ i&^-^^ ������**v������*i^^fe/tvQ  >  Largest stock of jewelry in the  Boundary to select from. E. A.  Black, Phoenix.  Every sin  cate itself.  would like to syhdi-  Money can he lost in  than won.  more ways  You never hear of a doctor telling a rich man that thero is no  hope for him.  IN THE WINDSOR-gflOTEL.   " -  Everything i.s 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 kej to the door. Just the place  5, to eat at any hour of the day or night. Drop in and introduce  ^ the inner man to our gastrononiical delicacies.  j -fioward -ifloore, Proprietor, ���������  ^  ������'*&-''V*'V'''y'V^'&'^V&  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  An ounce of confidence in yourself is better than a pound of confidence in others..  If you wish to catch big fish and  plenty of them, get your tackle at  McRae Bros. -   .  An egotist is a man who is unable, to disguise the fact that he is  pleased with himself.  Varnished Tile Wall Paper-  especially suitable^ for bath room  and kitchen, at McRae Bros.  All  women  dressmakers.  are  fit  subjects for  For ihe Canadian National Exhibition, to bo held at Toronto  August 'J9th to September "Nth,  the Canadian Pacific railway will  have in effect special round trio  rates. For full information as to  rates, dates of sale, limits, etc.,  apply to the nearest ticket agent.  Love  is   mostly   romance,  marriage is all matter of fact.  but  Wedding rings made. Diamonds  mounted. Work that will stand  comparison. E. A. Black, Phoenix.  With umbrellas generally it is  the poorest that get left.   -  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the "blue  Pacific.  The hoy with an unloaded gun  is just as detrimental to public  safety as a mule with one leg in a  sling.  A surprise party seldom is an unexpected occurrence.  b c*���������>#ffi������a-8ee������e������������������'3������'3!^sexVMi������^^ &  .  '      Dealers in    ��������� -���������   "  piresh and.Salt jWeats, pish ,and Poalfciry  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the Kootenay. .'       -.  ws  Women seldom mean it "when  they kiss each other���������the average  woman would rather bite a piece  out of the other's complexion.  Nobody has yet discovered a girl  with a small waist who did not  think she could have it still smaller without feeliug uncomfortable.  , Recently a young man was seen  with two heads on his shoulders,  ���������but it wasn't much of a curiosity,  as one belonged to his sweetheart.  Delinquent subscribers will you  liquidate? asked a Southern editor,  and quite a number called and  thanked him for his kindly feeling  toward them and said they would  nob mind taking a drop with him.  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.  A man is said to have gone asleep  in a dentist's chair while the dentist was at work on his teeth���������but,  really, we don't expect you to bo-  lieve it.,  Serves meals at all .hours. -The iover of good things  always comes hp.ro when he wants his chops, steaks,  fish or fowl, or any of the tasty dishes that we make a  specialty of cooking, to please the fastidious. We  Make a Specialty of Home-Made Bread.  ) ������  ���������tf  I  iij  "'.SI  When some women clean house  they sweep the dust from- the carpet onto the furniture and then  brush it from the furniture onto,  the carpet again.  TO    m'MNf'tH'NT   CIWHI'Milt;-  'I'll.1.1'  . .Mycn-Oniy Inii'l to llio p.'sliilf <.f :li(!  i.tf.i- .Iinl-.,..- I.faiay, ,n- lo -vlioin.-iu'Vi-r lln>>'  iti-'t.v liiivo irnii.ifi-rrwl llii'ir Intorii.Hf- In ihn  ���������ii-miy '"Hit'tliiii Mitiiii'itl Cliilni..Hilimti.-il In  Pl-'lillVII'ld    f!ill(l|l,   (llVCIItt'llOll      Mlllfll!*    Ill  vininiior V'tlo r.>'.'trli-t. II. C.  Vr-n 111"' lH!l'i:!'V iiiitilinl llint f llitvc i>x|ic>iii|i>:|  .'In- iip.ii i!i'' iiIiuvk mlii'-riil cliiiin.iiml tlmt if,  wlHiiii :������uluy.4 fruin l.li������ ilnti.1 nf tills niitliv, yim  h.il i' I'-.'ine iu ci.ii'li-iliiife your 'importImi nf  tiic i'.lnjvi' i-riitiiiiifil -liin.SliiKClliiir with thn  '���������ip-ii.* m' nihortMin- your Intciro.-.lH In tliu mid  i-liiliii will lii'i-"ini' tliu prnporty (if tliu uiulul'-  ���������mIi-i.i--I miilcr Sin-flon t of tlm Mlnnriil Ant  Ami .iilini'iit Act, limn.  .luin.-ar.. l!n'.������. JOHN MJOY.  MINICKAI, ACT  Certificate of Improvements  >'OTIOI*  lin-i-nnr'Ui-*, HiiIziki, Gliiipi-ri-nu, li-onocliisl mill  Tuck Mhnnil Claims..-nlnnd; In tlm lin-i'ii-  wooil   .Miiiiiu"  Division  of   Vitln ['l.-tiiVf-,,  Whore hjcatn'l: In Ilooinorani,' (Jump, West  I'oi-l-of I'l'iMln  I'ivijr.  TAICK NO'I'ICIO Hint (���������i-'oo-n II. I nkfttcr,'Krcc  Miner it CtiTtlliniil-! A'",   II Km:iil; Thuiiui." Ilcmi-  li'ii,  I'Yro .Mini'i-'.-t <.Vrtilli_-!ili' N'o. B lui'lK, mill  lli'iiiy.l   .ii.II/.  Kivu  Mlnnr'H (Vrtlllciiti-No. H  (17.17, inti'ii'l, sixty ilit.vs from llic il.-ito hereof, to  nniily to Hid MiiiIiis- I'c.norrtoi- fur it ('oi-tlllcntn  of liiiirovmncnt.-, for thu fiuriiosc (if nutnliiiiit"  O'l'invn (jninU of thn ulifivn cliilnis.  Anil further InUn notice tlmt nfll'in, iiiulni-  Hcelloii 117, muni ho coiiiiiiniicnil hirforn thchwu-  iiiii-o of .such '.'c.rtllicnli! of ImprovuiniMitri,  Diilcil tllirt Mil iluy Of Murcli, A. U. 1008.  I,ANI>    ACT-1*(>KM    OI*   NOTICK.  <>.-iiyi>o*4 f.rtiMl lllstrlct���������I'lsilrlnt of Viiln.  'I'A KM N'OTICK; ilmt \v������, A. ,f, KiikIi-j.o and  [������������������.in Mcf'rti'owl. of Kin-It, I!. C. oceiipntlotiH,  1 1,11 ,:iitci- iiml ntijri.'l-i:i;|ii!i', iiiti-ud to apply for  1 i.iii.|..,-i:iiii to pur'liii?e tlm fnll()Wliij.'(lcserlli(.!i|  lninl.--: (.'itinmcni-Iii-i' ut 11 l������i������t liliiliteil iilioiit lin  fc������i.������ mtli of ihcil I'. It. |ifi"t on win-on road,  111 ir.';������������������' I������. "i'n" >������'. (In.'iicc HcdlWIcliiiliiM, lliniicn  yintih In' ili.'ilns, ihi'imn ('list Wl ch.'lliiH, tlienci!  in,tih I"'-lulu:; t" tiliiccef (.'uiiimciicdini.'iit. ami  eoiiliilnliisr .'l-'oi'i'i-c.i, iiloli.' Inr less, ami alioul, .,10  i-hniii* /iiii-lli'l'i-oin (J. r,Ii.|)OHt marked ^701,  "'"���������"mu "''''"���������Jm    A..f.nt;������..KM.  S/Ul McOUMOND  3IINKKAI,   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTJCK.  'Coin Kriintlnn/irftlKl'Aili'lior'Mlrioriil Cliiiin*,  Hltunli! In thu nrconvvnod Allnlim' OIvIhIoii  of Vitle District,   Where lociitud: In llorw.-  ulioo MliiiiiffCnini) on Main Keltic river,  TAK IC'XOTJCF, tlmt I, Ja inn* Kment HpniiMe,  Kroo jWIikVm (.'ci'tlllcate N'o,  II j.|li;17,' liiluml,  nlxt,y diiv.H from tlm (lute Imrr-rif, to iiji|<1.v to the  MilltriK  l((-c.ordcr for Ccrtlllciiti.H of Imiirore-  iiiontfl  for  tho  puriinse  of   rihliilnlii*-  (Jrmvii  Oniiitsof llui ahovn claliu.i.  Amliliirllirir taho notlcn that notion, under  Socllon .17, must he commenced Im fore tliu In-  nimiico of such Ccrtlllciilcinf Improveirionts..  Dated UiIh lst.duy of .lima, A. D. JII08.  jaiM;!:h-j5..si'anjcik,  The Ananias Story.  Go to church and  hear  the pastor, in his pulpit largo and  wide,  tell about  the dread disaster that  o'crwhelined  the  man   who   lied.  It  was  Colonel Ananias,   who in  days long dead and gone, shocked  his   neighbors  (who were pious),  when-lie put the truth in pawn; ah,  he took  the /truth and  hauled it  through tlie cinders and the slack,  and he slugged it, and  he  mauled  it, and he split it up  the  bad.*; so  some bears came  up  ate  him, at  the'prophet's stern command; and  the generations hate him as they  march  adown the land'.    He was  cast into a furnace that  was full of  coal  and wood, and   ne  muttered  "This  will   learn   uh,"  (for   his  grammar wasn't;  good.)    In   the  Med  sea's   depths   ho   wallowed,  with lii.s chariots and  men, till a  whale came up and swallowed him  and he felt seedy then.    Let us,  therefore, shun the fable, and the  foolish, futile lie; do the best that  we are able, camp in   heaven   by  and by.���������Emporia Gazette.  How It Got There.  "During the boom days in real  estate in thethriving.city of Chattanooga, Teun., a Jew years ago, a  very enterprising.firm of dealers in  suburban property had in their employ a bright mulatto boy. Sam  hud so often accompanied his employers when showing choico bargains that he t became quite pro-  licient in describing the particular  value of different locations. Upon  one occasion, in tlm absence of the  Too many parents think that to  teach their boys to . be good they  should be giv%i a dime to be put  in the collection box ou Sunday in  church, but. not allowed a cent to  spend on themselves.  At a church in Maine free bouquets of flowers are handed the  congregation to increase the attendance. A freo lunch of pig's  feet and beer would prove a drawing card in our neighborhood.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Works, Nelson, B. C.       *  The judge may charge the jury  but it is usually the defendant who  i.s compelled to pay the freight.  The Kootenay Belle' reigns supreme in many a camp. It is a  cigar that brings delight and appreciation wherever moked.  When a new wife was asked how  her husband turned out, she replied that he turns out late in the  morning and turns in late at night.  If you give the ordinary man a  chance he'll tell you more about  himself in half an hour than you  could find out in a mouth by questioning him.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Uonndary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted.by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is'ahvays abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, clay or night.  McClung &  Goodeve,   Propr's.  Job Printing at The Ledge.  .    IS THE GREATEST  THEATRICAL * SHOW PAPER  IN THE WORLD.  $4.00 Per Year.   Single Copy, 10 Cts.  ISSUKI) WKEKI.Y.  Sample Copy Free.  FRANK.QUEEN PUB. CO.(Ltd),  BOKIK,       ,    I'lM.USIIKI'S,  47 ' V. 231-11 St., XKH- YOHK,  ALM'KT .1.  MiNAUmi  TIk  i Columbia  cigar  is a  large  an  d fi  e^-smoking cigar.  It  s sold  in  nil  mountain  towns  and  made  in  No.  son.  Maybe the one-armed man who  swam the rapids of Niagara couldn't  help i% after he got started. It  lakes ii strong man with two good  urins and a rope to reconsider after  he has made that plunge.  Lines, leaders, hooks, rods, reels  and other fishing tackle can bo  bought from J. L. Coles,  All criticize the'man who spends  his money freely, but everyone is  willing to help him spend it.  The Ledge, ������2 a year.  MINMUAI, AOT  Certificate of Improvements  NO TICK  0 K nnd Ivmiliou Mlncriil Claims, Nllimtu hi tlm  Oirunwooil Mining Dlvl.-lon of'Yulu  Ui.--  trlot.   Wlicru Incnti'il: On llio North  Kork  of Canyon creislc. Sliiillkiinivon Division of'  Yiiln OlMlrfct.  TAKf-: NOTICK tlmt Siimucl T.lLarson, Krim  Miner's Oiitillciiti- No. II n.'IIII, and Ifnri'v U.  Thoeii, Kruo Mlncr'H Ortlliciiri! No. II iHMli, In-  to.iiil, sixty (lays from ilnti; liurcof, to uiiply to tlm  Mlnlm-Wi'C'orilei' for'a Corllllcnto of Improvements, for llio iiiii'iionii of olitiil-ilnu' n Crown  Grunt of tliealiovi! claim.  And further lulu! notice  Hint action,  iinilw  (���������colon   .'17. must   In; tomnmncuil  heforii  tliu  iHHimnce of such Corllllcnto or Iiniirovi'incntH  Bated thin Uth day of .limitary, A. I*. l!Kis.  .A.  FERRY, WASH.  GeneralMerchant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and Shoes,  t  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars; Etc.  Fresh   Eggs   u   Specialty  $euimartketf4otel  Is the home for all tourists  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   .British | Columbia.  HEHHY   STEGE.   PROPR.  G. J. CAMPBELL  NEW-DEWER  Provincial Assayer and Analytical Chemist. Correspondence  solicited from any part of the  country.  &C0.  .OKANAGAN DISTRICT. .  FKItllY, SimMKMiAND-EAS'r HUMJIKIII.ANIi  OKANAOAN IjAKK,  fN iiccoriliincn with Clmptur 78, II. H. II. O.  1   IB!!?," Kqrrlon Act," llm Government of Hilt-  lish Coliimliliv Invltefl aplillciitloiiM fur a cliliiter  tfora fen'y lo |ily lictivnnn Suiiiuioiliiinl inn! u  point on tliiiopjioslto Hide  Known ns liMts  of OldinfiKiin  I in! ii  Siiinnieilanil.iulliitiuiouof nhoiit  own ns liiiHt  t'3 rnlli'H.  A |ipllcatlonH will ho received tip to nnil In  cliidlii/-8atm'ilii.y,tlia Sllth day ol Huiituinla-r,  W)8  '1 lie charter will cover a imriod cxiifWni* on  lie HOIh June, l&io.  IH Pacific fioteL.  Ih under 1 hi: nuiiiiiguiiient nf Cireig  & Morrison. The Kooins are Comfortably fiiriiisliuil, and the bar contains tlie best brands of wines,  lh'tiors anil cigars.  Cbc Pacific -������afe...    ��������� %  Is the best-iippninteil Ihistiinriuit in  tlm interior of* British Columbia.  'The best cooks anil inoHt attentive  waiters only-oinployud. Open all the  time. ���������  T^EJVfONT HOUSE  Nelson. 15. C, is ruti on the  the American and European  plan.   Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold iu.; '  t^e safe, ,  Mevlo^e   ik   Tnegillas  NBIiSON, I!. C.  wholesale  dealers in   Produce   and   Provisions  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO  si n B. C,  comfortable, homo for  all  Is a  ���������.���������.���������ho t-rnvel to that city.  COCKLE & PArWOETH.  Tobaccos, I'ipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. Next door  to Pacilic hotel.  J. P. FLOOD  Hotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   O.   ,  Ih a comfortable home for  tho minor and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. . Pure liquors and  . fragrant cigars in the bar.  McGillis & McLaughlin  ��������� '     PKOPRIIflTOKS. v  Frank Fletcher  Pkovinoiaj. Land Sukvkyob,  . Nelson, B. Of  .4 .J


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