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The Ledge Sep 2, 1909

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 '..For the next,few-days we will place on sale  a largerldt of Ladies' Oxfords and High  '*��������� Shoes,, Tan. and" Black, all leathers, best  ��������� styles.'   Regularly sold for $3.75,-$4.50 and  ������5.00. , While They. Lakt....  .... .'?3.00  Dry Goods.  alM,lWBH*J���������fflfIt  PER CENT.  REDUCTION.  During-the next four weeks we-will sell 150 suits  of.clothes at 25 per cent, reduction.' ��������� "  ^".We are determined to put'this town on a dry footling, and have Shoes arriving daily.  Russell-Law-Caulfieid Co., Ltd.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.  )%t^%%^^*%^^V*?mM'*t-HM**^,4,S.**V-4 ���������  Dealers ia Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  ��������� and   Poultry.'  Shops in  nearly all  the towns of i"'oundry arid Kootenay.  COPPER-'STREET, GREENWOOD  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. .It is heated with steam, and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  - times, and meals are served in . the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  C. A. McClung, Proprietor.  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Groat Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire bouse, and bathrooms are always at the service of thoFe 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 tho largest in the mountains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL       -       -       PROPRIETOR!  taut-ttwraBH-a-'^^  ������9������a������������������e������������eectt������04������ooe������oe6e9������08e90o������������������e������������o������������e������oe9������������c������8  James Buchanan & Co's  BLACK AND WHITE, AR9D  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  CO.  ���������     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. 0.  S������oo������������������������eooe������������������������&o������������c������������c>������C'^������o<*>������B������������080o������������oo������������������o������oo  1 m  ���������       GREENWOOD ,      '  Is situated in tho heart of the city and within  stepping distance of.all tho banks, restaurants,  .express, Btnge, telegraph offices, etc.   Tho build-  ", ring is heated with hot water and has a radiator  J' in every room.   Tho bar contains a largo variety  of brewed, vinted and distilled beverages suitable to the ta6tes of a cosmopolitan population.  Como in and have something.  J. H. GOODEVE - - - PROPRIETOR  moving  e V%>-&/������ib/'Vfe''&''A'-&fe'-fe'V-v&'fe',&-������^^  J.   L.' Martin   is  Phoenix to Spokane.  .Harry L. Morgan -has returned  from a trip to Seattle.  Samples of Boundary ore have  heen sent to the Toronto fair.  ,, B. M..Snyder is superintendent  of a smelter iu  Johnson,'Arizona.-  Thos. Hetnmerle is moving, his  barber shop to the Mellor-blook.  '  William Wallace and  wife came  iu Jrom  Grand Forks on Sunday.  Apples grown in the Kettle'river  valley aro being shipped to Greenwood/ -  .,  From Boundary creek 200 trout  have been taken and deposited in  Long lake.  R. E. Cattier is the new man at  the money wicket in the Bank of  Commerce.       -  W. F. Proctor, wife and family  have returned from a pleasant trip  to the coast.  The steam laundry in Phoenix  made an assignment upon August  2-4 to Albin Almstrom.  Green  cumbers  Grand Forks to Greenwood  - In' the"appeal case of the B. C.  Copper Co. against excessive taxation judgment has "been -reserved.  In Phoenix on Labor day there  will be"$H5 in 'prizes for baseball.  Greenwood will likely capture one  prize. ���������  Visitors to the city desiring to  see the Argo tunnel should call on  Ola Lbfstad at the Ladyemith  hotel.  L. K. Boomer will handle the  C. P. R.  yard engine in  Green-  Blake will go* to  is on  corn,  tomatoes   and cu-  are being   shipped from  Jim  wood and  Eholt.  Win.   Fraser,  at the Gr-inby  master  mechanic  mini-"-,  is  leaving  Phoenix to take up his residence in  Leth bridge.  James*G. M-Keown is.the new  alderman in Phoenix, having defeated John Mcltitosh last Thursday, by. 12 .votes. -  -_.,  \V. W. Craig of Boundary Falls  is opening a general store in the  building formerly occupied by the  Union Meat market.  C. S. Baker will open an assay  oflice in Beaverdell. The assay  outfit he was using at the Bell mine  was burned last month.  Chas. II. Rundberg of Phoenix  is moving to' Spokane, having resigned as superintendent of the  Dominion Copper Co's mines.  Dr. Averil is in the city. lie  now owns a cattle ranch in Montana, but intends this fall to settle  down for the balance of his days  in Vancouver.  The many friends of C. A.  Thomas gave him a smoker in the  Eagles' hall Tuesday evening, and  presented him with a purse containing $100 in gold.  Wadds Bros., the celebrated  photographers of Nelson, are in  the city and will remain until next  Monday. Sitters should make an  early appointment with them.  Iu the E. P. TJ. the ground looks  more favorable than ever before  aud tho body of gold ore may be  6truck at any time. This property  shipped some years ago ore that was  worth 806 a ton.  If the development at the No. 7  in Central camp proves satisfactory, tho Consolidated company  will buy some land from M. L.  McCarrou and build a concentrator at Boundary Falls, where the  ore can bo easily delivered over a  tramway.  Mrs.. Alex Greig is on a visit to  .Vancouver;'-'  ' .    ;.',',,  , At the No. 7 E. Jackson  erintendeut.-, ��������� -,*    _;.  ,David Oxley of Phoenix __  tripjto England. ;-  Andy Sater made.a business trip  to Oroville last week.;  Miss Beattie   returned   to   her  home in Kamloops last Thursday.  ��������� Last week the'Greenwood smelter treated 8,333 tons of ore.  This summer the Eholt meadows  prod uceda. heavy crop of hay."  Mies Jessie Belden has returned  from  a pleasant visit to Spokane.  In Phoenix the Hotel Alexander  reopened its dining room yesterday.  Gus Jackson of Rossland is taking over the Central hotel iu  Phoenix.' *,,     '     .    ]  "H. E. Kennedy and wife of Seattle are visiting J. Y. Birnie in  Phoenix.  Last weekC V. Stacy of Phoenix was married to Kathleen Stevens of -Eholt.' * ���������  F. L." Mosber," formerly of the  Mother Lode^-is running a store in  the Fort George district.  H. D. Greenwood, representing  the United Metal Purchasing Co.,  New York, is in the city.  The First Thought mine at  Orient is shipping fifty tons of ore  daily to the Greenwood smelter.  In Grand Forks J. ��������� F. Royor has  been buying new rigs ' in anticipation of a boom in the livery business. _ ;���������  ��������� W. T. Rich,- Republic, general  traffic manager of the Kettle Valley railway, was in the city this  week. ' -  .  There will be a meeting of the  Fish and Game association in the  city ball tomorrow (Friday) evening at 8:30 o'clock.    ��������� .  Jas. Copland of Bridosville is in  the city in connection with the  transfer of of the Le iRoi mine to  the Copland syndicate.  Andrew J. Hoy of 'the Sullivan  Drill Co., Chicago, and E. Ruff,  agent of the company fat Kossland,  were in the city this .week.  A A number of tho-'friends of Mr.  and MrsT Tf'J. Hardy fn -this city  went down to Midway last even-  ing'to give them a surprise.  At his ranch on the Phoenix  road W. Jenks has planted 300  apple trees this-year. He has the  lumber on the ground for the  building of a large residence.  C. A. Thomas, for many years  the obliging and popular teller in  the Bank of Commerce, is deserting financial life this month for  the purpose of living upon his  ranch in the Okanagan.  E. B. Drummond and W. H.  Fowler of Kamloops are in the  city. Their business here is the  bonding of a group of claims near  Kamloops to the B. C. Copper Co.  It is said, there is an enormous  body of iron ore on the property.  Julius Lewishon, a director,  and  commission   and   other   expense'*.  Insiders   have   been   keeping   the  price down with a  view to buying  a quantity of the  stock, and since  Adolph Lewihhon   became a direc-  cbmpany, s-eyeral new  purchasers have appeared  in  the  market.    The directors have planned to declare a divideud  when a  surplus of something ovoV$260,000  shall be collected, and this would  have been done some, while ago, if  the strike and other difficulties in  the price of the metal had not prevented.  E   B. Dill' arrived in  the city  Friday   last -to   visit   his   family  and left Monday for Moyie, where  he   has accepted  a   position.    In  company with J. I.'Feeney and A.  McQueen,  he spent   about   three  month's prospecting in. the  Gow-  ganda'district   in   Northern   Ontario, but did not  locate anything.  The country  is  hard to prospect,  being thickly  covered  with vegetation.    Tho mining  laws  in Ontario are crude, aud very harassing  to   experienced  prospectors,  who,  without bt*ing hampered by ridiculous   regulations,  have   sufficient  difficulties to contend   with in the  gnats, mosquitos, inexperienced fire  wardens   and other pests.    Prospectors in that country think nothing of killing a moose .for a few  pounds of meat and  leaving the  rest of the carcass to rot.   Mr. Dill  saw a prospector shoot ��������� a  mother  grouse  with  a   brood   of   3*oung  chickens.    However, there was a  a bright side to the trip���������the party  met a number of B. C. people.    At  Elk lake they spent several-days  with Neil R.  and Mrs.   Morrison,  and got the first square meals on  the  trip.    Neil  is superintendent  of a mine iu  that camp,  and he  and Mrs. Morrison are well, happy  and contented.   At Elk Lake they  also met Bob   Longly,  as usual,  smoking a cigar, and as  contented  as a man from B. C. could be in  that  camp.    At   Haleyburg   Ed.  received a warm welcome from H.  B. Munro, with whom  he roomed  for a few  nights.    The first night  Ed  fell asleep to -the   music   of  Hugh's conversation, and when he  woke at 9 in  the morning Hugh  was still talking of old  friends in  the Boundary.    Ernest Nicholson  will come west this fall, as also  will   Joe.   Feeney.   _The days of  wild-catting are over in  Northern  Ontario.    A* prosp.-ctor~'must now'  have something to sell  before ho  can dispose of it.  'Western Float.  ������������������*3������a������������ ������������������������&������&������$������Z������������Q������Q 3*  A town called Newport Iri** b'-en  started ab (he head of Eowc Sound  and tho mouth of the Sqnamish  river. .  A meeting of the western branch  of the- Canadian Mining Institute  will be held in, Nelson upon September 25  A moral reform wave has dashed  ���������igainst the towns of Frank and  Blairmore, which may end by the  abolition of the red curtains-that  hail the sinner along the road between the two towns.  On Cariboo mountain, about  fifteen miles from Hazelton, 20  galena claims have been staked.  On Lost creek, a tributary of  the Oinineca river, the Condit  brothers have taken out $12,000 in  placer gold this summer.  Half a dozen buildings are being erected at Jim Cronin's mine  in the BJjine mountains.  Assessment work is being done  will  and  that  is being  SHOOT I  BIFF!   BANG!  GUNS AND AMMUNITION.  OLD SHOT GUI'S  Single, Barrel ���������'.'. $ 5.00  Double ......' .$8, ������9 and 10.00  N1CW SHOT GUNS  12-gnugo double barrel..  12.00  12  12  10 50  25.00  pump gun, Winchester.,.  ou* Rll-XKS  45-W) Whitney. ...'.... 5.00  -15-G0 Winchester  5.50  f)2   '       "  8.00  38-55      " ....12 00  80-80 Mmlln  12.00  nil'UiS GOOD AS NI5W  2'2 Suviigo Kopcater  .jSlO 00  82 Special Winchester...;'...'  18.00  803 Snvoge".';..  18.60  80T. S....  20.00  80 W. C. F. Take Down  28.00  82 Special, 3 Bights.'.. 20.00  NKW RII'MtS ....���������  22 Mnrlin, with  interchangeable  extractor  flU.OO  25-cnl Winchester    8.60  80-80 "Winchester  22.00  80-80 "        .Carbine  20.00  88-55 '���������       Smokeleua  20.00  A. L. WHITE  Tho Storo and Furniture JMton-  J. Paike-Channing, consulting engineer of the New Dominion Copper counpan}', arrived from New  York last week, and are examining  the mines and other property of  the company. Mr. Lewishon is  also a director of the B. C. Copper  company.  James Cameron, formerly of  Greenwood, is running a blacksmith shop in Oroville. In addition to this lie owns a ranch not  far from the city which is plenti  fully supplied with all the neces  saries of a" farm. Mr. Cameron is  one of the prominent citizens of  Oroville and well pleased with the  prospects of that city.  M. D. Mcintosh and family  moved to Spokane Monday. List  week the employees at the Mother  Lode mine presented Mr. Mcintosh  with a gold watch, chain and  locket, and Mrs. Mcintosh with a  solid gold necklet and pendent set  with pearls and a large oli-  veue; Thos. Lyons mado the  presentation speech. Mr. and Mrs.  Mcintosh expect to return to B. C.  in a short time.  A general meeting of the Greenwood Riding Conservative association, for tho purpose of filling vacancies on tho executive board,  was held Friday evening. The following were elected: James Mc-  Creath, vice-president; Fred W.  McLaiue, secretary. Members of  tho executive���������J. P. McLeod,  Greenwood, and W. W. Craig,  Boundary Falls. Tho executive  committee wore instructed to 1111  tho vacancy at tho Mother Lode  mine.  A New York paper says that the  recent firmncbs in B. C. Copper  Co's stock is duo to tho resumption of work and tho fact that the  company expects a good production in a short time. I*t has been  stated that the company can lay  copper in'New York for 7.903c. a  pound, 'which includes mining,  BmpUjiig|_ jranspqrfcatiqu, _icjliiic.  We have a mammoth stock of  new and second hand goods. Call  and see it. The O I C New and  2nd Hand Store, A. L. White.  A Generous Man.  John McKane came west from  New Brunswick and remained long  enough to become rich and generous. "He flitted amid the life in  Rossland when that city was much  in the limelight, touched mining  in the Lardeau, and finally was  defeated by Big Bill Galliher in a  race for a seat at Ottawa. Then  McKaneTiveut to Nevada where by  the exercise of his wonderful financial ability he made an immense  fortune and returned to his old  home at Newcastle, N. B. Unlike  some newly rich men he does not  hoard his money nor throw it  at the butterflies that fly through  the ozone of folly. He does good  with his gold by buying newspapers  and helping worthy institutions.  Tho other day he gave in memory  of his mother a cheque for 811,000  to a hospital in Chatham, N. B.,  and promised to produce more if  nccessarv. In the same town he  gave the" Y. M. C. A. 8200 aud offered to double the amount if  necessary. Other institutions have  not been forgotten by John, and if  he keeps this pace up it will uot be  long before he is known as the Canadian Carnegie.  For Rent���������Furnished House.1",  813 to S21./50.   gnd   White. A. L.  City Council.  The council met upon the evening of August 25.  Letters were read from the fire  department re the appointment of  afire chief, and tlio sending of a  delegate to the meeting of the B.  C. Association of fire chiefs. C. J.  Wilson tendered his resignation as  alderman iii tho north ward.  A. E. Braithwaito was appointed fire chief, and in future, all  moneys payable to the department  must be paid to l,hev treasurer, and  not to the fire chief.  Tho cemetery committeo reported that the cemetery had been  cleaned up and tho intake pipe of  water supply repaired.  The following accounts wero ordered to bo paid: B. O. Times,  $17.50; P. Burns & Co., $75.00:  A. A. Frechette, $0.75; Fire Department (McHridi'), $-1(5.50; Kinney '& McDonald, $1-1,30; Russell-  Law-Caul field Co., 2.3o ; Hunter-  Kondrick Co., !)0c; electric lights.  $25S,25; Thomas Drug Co., 63 70;  Win. Craiglo,, $11.35.  ' Tho rate and estimate bylaws  for 19J39' wero read throo times.  The ratethis year will be 23 mills,  a miJlJoss.tbftu..laat.vcftr - .. ,-  upon some coal  properties twelve  miles from Hazelton.  On Labor Day Creston will give  over $500 in prizes.  A Minneapolis syndicate has  acquired the Blair and Voigt coal  claims in the Nicola valley. The  properties- contain S00 acres not  far from tho town of Merritt and  will  be developed in a short time.  There are 170 men working in  tho Middlesboro coal mine.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier will not  come west this year.  At Fisherman last week a forest  fire burned 5,000 C. P. R ties.  Dr. Clayton and MisB Nolloth  were married in Nelson last week.  From Summerland 3,000 pounds  of peaches are being shipped daily.  So far this year there has been  no typhoid fever in Grand Forks.  Ed. Stirling has been appointed  acting trainmaster out of Nelson.  A. B. Hodges of Grand Forks  and R. Williams of Rossland have  gone to the Queen Charlotte islands  to look at some copper properties  in which they arc interested. At  Victoria they will be joined bv tho  Hon. Thos. Taylor:  '  Ff'uit''���������thieves "are  robbing "the  ranchers of the'Okanagan.  There are seventy men working  at the Vancouver mine in the Slocan. The mill will operate to its  full capacity when the tram line  repairs are finished.  The men at the marble quarry  near Lirdo have struck for a nine  hour day and an increase of 25  cents a day iu wages.  In the Slocan the Panama at  Bear lake is being developed by  Henry Giegerich and J. P. Muller.  In New Denver, H. Clever has  one of the best-appointed butcher  shop3 in the province. Hermann  is always up to date.  The lapt payday in Fernie was a  rough one, aud there was standing  room only in the jiil tho next  morning.  The Imperial and Hamilton  banks are erecting brick buildings  in Fernie.  A canning factory at Summer-  hind expects to put up 15,000 3-  pound cans of tomatoes this season.  Rossland seems to be Haunted by  a big bear. By this time somebody in that camp should have  learned how to shoot.  An Anglican church is to be  built iu Rossland.  Mr. Allen, who formerly kept a  restaurant in Rossland, has bought  a lot iu Vancouver for $42,000 and  will erect a four story building  upon it.  E. M. San lilands is to be appointed gold commissioner on the  Queen Charlotte island.--.  The Shuberts will build a $200,-  000 theatre in Spokane, It will  seat 1700 people aud will be opened  next January.  At Hedley W. J. Brown is applying to tho railway for a spur to  the Bulldog mine.  Dental decay is now said to  occasionally cause appendicitis.  Perhaps the dentist may profit by  this announcement.  L. T. Herchimcr is examining  several mines in tho vicinity of  Oroville- with a view of buying  thuitrfor an eastern syndicate.  , Tho government will construct a  bridge across tho Columbia river  ut Trail.  Fred Martin of Fairbanks,  Alaska, has gono on a trip to  Europe. Ho owns the largest saloon in Aloakft, tho bar being 150  foot iu length.  In the lower Yukon gold has  been discovered at tho mouth of  the Kuskokwin river and a stampede has taken place from Nome  aud other northern camps.  Recently $1,000 a front foot has  been paid for property upon Cor*  dova street iu Vancouver.  Dr. Welch js pulling teeth iu  ..Fnr.t. fiitnrirn. _,.*...,��������� ������- ���������  No. 8  .  -The Hon'. S.vduey Fisher and  Senator Bostock "were 'given a  banquet by the'Liberals iu Penticton last week. . f r  There are 36,000 men working  nn-tiie Panama canal and it will ba  fiiiNhed in 1913.  The. Grand TruDk  Pacific  build   wharves, in   Victoria  operate .a steamer   betwepn  cicy and Puget Sound points.  On  the lower Arrow lake jin Indian called Kootenay Frank'killed  his partner Antoineand then tied  stones to the body and sank it in  the lake.    Whiskey bought ,froiu -  a Chinaman incited him to the act..  He made a confession afterwards  in Nakusp and was arrested in the  bush near Thi urns by Chief Deavitt.  A railway company  has  bought]  the   Albion   Iron   Works   site  ia!  Vancouver for $350,000.  Jim Pouporo is moving his  family from Nelson to Montana.  W. O. Wells of Nelson has been  appointed lieutenant-governor of  British Columbia,  A fruit canning  factory  started in New Denver.  Mrs. M. M. Grofche of Vancouver, who lost her life in the recent  automobile accident in Seattle,  was for years a resident of Kaslo.  If you have a favorite tob icco,  cigarette or cigar call at Holmes &  Kennedy's, and if they have not  got it in stock ���������they ��������� will consider  it a"pleasure to send away for it  however small the order may be.  The bouudary line that is being  run between the Yukon aud Alaska cuts the Beever creek . copper  camp in the centor and places the  town "half in the States and the  balance in Canada.  After October 1st the Granby  company expects to lay dowu blister copper in New lorkatacost  of Sh cents a pound.  Next month the Granby will be  employing 550 miners in Phoenix  and 350 men at the smelter iu  Grand Forks.  B.ll Beach has"some good claim a  at Christina lake upon which he  has worked all summer. He has  also been running a mining college and has had one pupil���������Clur- -  enee Morgan. For three months  Clarence has been poundiug the  drill and expects to graduate uexfc  year with full honors.  R: A. ���������Bi'OwiT-*tt.*h*o o*.vns-s> town-  site at  the  Volcamc .mine* near  Grand  Forks,   will  not offer any  inducements towards  tho building  of churches in his town.    He says ,  that his miue is the greatest in the ;-  world, and that the greatest tonic  on earth is the Oregon grape wine  that he manufactures when timis  are dull.  The Trail smelter recently shipped sixty 75-pound3 bars of silver  to China.  The   contract   awarded  for the  140  miles of G. T. P. line up the  Skeeiia river to Aldermere, which  has been spcured by Foley, Welch  & Stewart, is said to approximate "*  ten million dollars.    0>ving to the  lateness of the season, tho task of  getting the camps established and  the work  under  way is no easy  one.   as steamboat navigation on  the   upper Skeena usually closes  about mid-October.    Fortunately,  many of the sub-contractors on tho  first section have now completed  their work and have had their outfits transported to above Kiiselas  canyou.  Recently several mining mea  from the coast have been inspecting  properties near Olalla.  Frank Benson of Vancouver aud  C. M. Redman of Seattle are making a trip into the Cariboo country  with a 50 horsepower automobile.  They are carrying enough of gasoline to last during the trip.  Insurance of any kind is a good  investment, whether life, accident  or firo. In Phoenix D. J. Mathe-  son pays' particular attention to  this line of business aud those interested should consult him afc  their earliest convenience in person or by mail.  Robert W. Service, who wrote  tho "Songs of Sourdough," has i.J-  ���������Biied another book of poems entitled " Ballads of a Cheechakp."  His book had a siilo of 40,000  Ill's work is a rhytmic adjustment  of .frontier language poetically  woven in ininginary dreams about  the boozo juggler, the woman i������i  red, ami other-characters found  where the country is new and tho  trails are rough. '���������  . For Sale���������A good team of young  draught horses. Apply to tho  Phoenix D.dry, Phoenix. B. C.  11.  The Advertisor is a paper juHt  started at Middleboro, a coal town  in the Nicolti vallov.  If you need .ii fountaiu pen call  aud see Holmes ������& Kennedy, or  should you want your damaged  pen repaired thoy will attend to it.  Revelstoke; wants a local;C. P.  R. train between that city .'and  Vancouver   during; tlie;   wiii  ��������� ��������� ���������     i.,,, ���������-- -���������^ ���������   !>l  .- -11  i- 5  ti'C.  in rf-UH?  B&&W  igffi{������ft  mX&xtsffl-^'iE&Ks&S  soSSN*  SwhJ'.'SwE  )rtS������ jjuj  '^SshSlSS-  t&M&  mfsB  MMwwtiim  sj^SaS  P������illl  rHpj-r^l  ilks  BjfjppfHj  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  First Lets Wife Into Secret of His  Latest Plan to Win Renown.  PROCEEDS   TO   EXPERIMENT.  Is Arrested by the Police, and Mrs.  Bowser Makes a Statement After the  Excitement I's All Over���������Sheds Bitter  Tears Over His Failure.  [Copyright, 1909, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.]  'IIEN Mr. Bowser came up  from the office the other  evening he left n package  In the vestibule instead of  carrying it into the house, and nil  through the diuuer hour Mrs. Bowser  wns In complete Ignorance that something was going to happen later on.  "Mr. Bowser was so good natured and  talkative that she llunlly dared to ask  him for n dollar to invest in stockings.  .While he didn't stand aghast, us usual,  nnd refer to the poorhouse, he didn't  hand It over, but went on talking as  if he had not heard the request. Like  a wise woman, she left lhe subject of  the stockings until slic should find n  dollar Iu the roiul, nnd the cook remarked as they went upstairs that  such bnlmincss on the part of Mr.  Bowser meant nothing less than that  some one would be crippled before  morning. Five minutes luter he wns  saying to Mrs. Bowser:  "J did think last night that we would  tnke In a theater this evening, but 1  find that 1 huve something else on  hand."  "Going to one of your clubs7" she  queried.  I   "Xo."  "Are you thinking of writing n poem  or n play?"  "Nothing of the kind. "Whnt I have  ������n my mind contains such tremendous  way ror.--*  "Mr.   Bowser,   you've   been   worked  again!"  "I deny it!, 1 deny it!" he shouted as  he waved the candle around his head.  "I've gut the greatest' invention of the  ���������century, and you are jealous of me!"  "What professor is UV"  "Never you mind."  "How much did you pay him?"  "That's my business."  "Very well.   I have nothing more to  say.    If   I   want a  dollar   for stock-  tngs"-  "You can have ten, n hundred, a  thousand, hut for heaven's sake have  a little common sense. This is a sure  thing. It's bound to bring in millions.  You ciin wait a day or iwo without Its  killing you. In a week you can buy  out all tho slocking factories In the  United States. I am going to bring  rain wiihln two hours."  "Do yon think you can?"  "Think! Why. I know I can! This is  a frosty night, and there's an inch of  snow on the ground. I'll fire these candles lino tho air, and "you watch the  results. In half an hour the air will be  balmy; in an hour llio snow will be  gone; in another hour wo will be having an April shower."  "But it has always been n failure,"  said .Mrs. Bowser even as she tried to  look hopeful.  "Yes, and why? Why? Been use  Bowser was not in it, because the so  called savants wero fakers. Thoy  might as well have shot into Ireetops  to bring down rabbits. Now, not another word from you. I have always  succeeded and shall I his time. I'll go  right out and begin tlio performance.  Just sit tight aud wait for the April  shower."  ���������Like Fourth of July.  As he  went downstairs and passed  through the kitchen on his way to the  Wreckers In India.  Another attempt at 1 rain-wrecking  on tho Eastern Bengal State Railway  is being investigated by the police.  One morning recently the pointsman  on duty at Singhita Station, in attempting to set the points, discovered,  that a piece of rail had been inserted  b-jtween the tongue and the main  rails. Hud an up train attempted  to pass the points it would certainly  have met with disaster. Several  times lately the special police posted  on tlie line, in consequences of tlie  frequent bomb outrages, have been  pelted with stones from _ passing  trains, one constable being badly injured. There appears to bs small  chance of the perpetrators b������ing discovered. A disquieting feature of  the annual report on the administration of Bengali, just published; is the  small number of detections, and the  still smaller number of convictions,  in comparison with the total of serious crimes committed. Both in the  Mofussil and in Calcutta the efforts  of the police continue to be attended  with unsatisfactory results. Of 30C  cases of murder in tho former only  108 were detected, and in only 43  per cent, of these wero convictions  secured. During the twelve months  dacoities and riots increased, the increase having been progressive in the  last three years". Tn Calcutta, which  for some time, has been in a disturbed  state, the number of thefts und burglaries continues to grow.  With a Paper Roofc  Churches arc always one of the  "sights" of n place, usually because  of their beauty. But in out-of-the-  way corners of the world the local  churches aro sometimes well worth  seeing for their curiosity.  Thus, in one of the gold districts  of Domcrara, British Guiana, there is  a little church which boasts a paper  roof. The bells are merely two empty  metal jars, which are struck'with an  C0NTAIK9  HO-JIMAlOllo-'l-AT*  , ������ NOR ANV MINERAL.  fgffe/"  fSiqtyM  !p������B!5-^-BRUISI!3-  '    -SORES'BURNS-  ���������PILE5P1MPU3EC--MA',  ���������BMIUMATISM-8CIATIC������B������0 LlOS'i  . iSORl HEADS ������ HACKS-CHAPPED HANDS/  y  VNeQfAUtCflroa CmCKlTCRS. *  . cycusrs.i-ooTMLL PiAyias/  v^������ SPORTSMSH aiNEHAUyS  ���������4*WocAT\q������;  H  back yard the cook caught sight of the ) iron rod. An empty flour barrel makes  candles, and  with a yell she dropped    j"-   effective   pu pit,   win e   the  altar  ..    : - - - ir.     nnTictmrifni'l      "mm      n     IlllV     COVfireCl  When troubled with sunburn, blisters, insect stings,  sore feet, or heat rashes,  apply Zam-Buk!  . Surprising how quickly it eases  the smarting and stinging! Cures  sores on young babies due to  chafing.  Zam-Buk is made from pure  herbal essences.   No animal fats-  no mineral poisons.   Finest healer I  DrUQQittt and Stortt evtrywhere.  i nm ��������� ii nig  His Fixed  Income  A Southern congressman, \vho_fcjrm-  erly practised law in Mississippi, tells  of an amusing case he once tried in  that state. He was then a student in  the. ollice of his uncle, n Col. Martin,  who figured in local politics.  The main figure' in the trial was a  lazy darky named Dick Sutton/.arrested at the instance of his wife, who  alleged that he contributed nothing to  her support and refused to work.  During the examination' of Sutton  the young lawyer asked:  "Dick, have you any fixed income?"  Sutton was puzzled by the term.  Counsel explained the expression  meant a certainty, 'money paid not for  odd fobs, but for steady employment;  in other words, a compensation at  stated intervals on which one could  absolutely rely.  Upon the conclusion of counsel's remarks the darky's face brightened.  "1 think I has a fixed income, sah,"  said he.    .  "And what is this fixed income?"  was the next question.  "Well, sah," answered Dick with n  broad   grin'  in   the  direction   of   Col  Martin, "do colonel dere allows me fo'  dollars and a sack of (lour on 'lection  day !"���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  A Labor-Saving Device  Joseph'H. Choatc, .at a recent banquet in New York,' praised Attorney-  General Wick'orsham.  "When this able man fights," he-  said, feathers will fly. But he won't  fight until he has a grievance. There  will be nothing spectacular, nothing  burlesque, about his battles."  Mr. Choatc smiled,       * '  ���������  ��������� "No," he said, "we shall .see nothing  of Broncho Bill in Attorney-General  Wickershani. Broncho Bill, you know,  had only one eve;  '  *' 'Lose it?' Bill thundered.,     'Did  you sav 'lose it?'  ',' 'Why���������er���������yes,' faltered the tenderfoot.  " 'Lose itjae hanged,' said Bill ferociously. '1 cut it out so's* I wouldn't  alius be havin' to shut it in drawin' a  bead.*." -   .      .  All  Alone  Gerald���������T  took  a  drink  last  night  that went to my head.  Geraldinc���������Rather ti lonesome trip.  He  Got  His  Answe.-  Uncle���������You are a very   in-.-   little  girl to ask  me to  have   son      more  soup.   Now why do you want me to  have it?  Niece���������So you won't cat so much of  the chicken as vou did last time.  "SHE   DIlOrPED   THE  DISHPAN AND MADE!  A HUSH roll HEIi UOOM.1'  possibilities for. good or evil that I almost hesitate to state the case to you."  "1'ou are not going to build a coop  and buy chickens''"  ''There you go with your sarcasm,  same ns you always have! By Jinks,  but I wonder If there Is another wife  like you in America! Coop! Chickens!  Do I talk and act like an Idiot? Why  don't you ask me it I'm going to build  a stall up lu the garret aud keep a  giraffe there?"  "Forgive me, dear, but I happened  to be thluklng of chickens just as you  spoke. There are tremendous possibilities for good or evil in chickens,  aren't there?"  "Tremendous nonsense!" snorted Mr.  Bowser, and he turned in disgust and  ���������went upstairs to chew  the rag.    He  didn't  mean  to come  down   for two  hours, but he  bad something on  his  mind he must get off or perish, and  ���������    ofter ten minutes he was back again.  "Won't you please tell  me what it  Is?" asked Mrs. Bowser.  "It's   a   scientific   matter,   and   you  ���������wouldn't understand It.   Science is all  Greek to auy woman."  "But I'll try my hardest. Perhaps  I can understand a little bit of It."  Mr. Bowser looked at her to see if  she was guying him, and, being satisfied by her demure countenance aud  attitude that she was not, he melted  and said;  "Well, you know what rain Is, of  course?"  "Yes; 1 hare seen It rain several  times in my life."  j   "Aud you know what a drought is?"  I   "Yes; we had one last summer.   A  ���������drought'is caused by the absence of  rain."  "You know more than I thought for,  but don't get giddy over it. The  drought we had last summer caused  this country a loss of a hundred million dollars. A rainstorm at intervals  would have saved all that money. If  we can get rain any time we want it  the farmer is sure of big crops."  "I begin to see," said Mrs. Bowser.  "You are going to turn rainmaker. I  have read of them In the papers, but I  thought they were not n success."  "There Is the whole thing in a nut-  ttfiell, Mrs. Bowser. More than a  dozen so called siivunta have set out  to make rain when wanted, but all  have been miserable failures. They  had the Idea all right, but they  couldn't deliver the goods. They  might as well have tried to bring down  the moon.".  His Moda of Rainmaking.  "But you���������you can make It rain?"  "Not the slightest doubt of it   Just  wait a minute."  lie went down the hall nnd opened  the front door nnd returned with the  package he had left In the vestibule.  When the contents were exposed they  ucemed to consist of live roman candles.  "Tho necessary powders nnd liquids  to bring about n gathering of the  clouds and produce n precipitation are  continued In those," he explained ns  he handled one of them with great reverence. The professor hits been working for thirty years on the Idea, nnd"���������  "Oh, there's a professor In It, eh?"  she Interrupted.  "Well, yes. He wns hard up. nnd ho  came to me ns one scientific man  comes to another. Ho wanted to bo  kept In the background, however. I  nm to renp nil the glory of the discovery. Whnt nre you looking nt rao that  the dishpan and made a rush for her  room at the top of the house, where  she could jump into bed aud cover up  her head. Five minutes later he was  whirling a blazing torch iu his hand,  and balls of lire were shooting heavenward. By the time Ihe last ball had  ascended there seemed to be thirty  men and boys in the alley. Mrs. Bowser was at a rear window, and as  the second candle was ready to be  lighted Mr. Bowser called to her: s  "It's great! It's a success! The  thermometer has risen 20 degrees already!"  The second caudle increased the  crowd, a portion of which invaded the  yard, and one man had the impudence  to say to Mr. Bowser:  "Say, old man, what's your brand?  This is no Fourth of July."  The   third  candle   may   be  said   to  is   constructed   from   a   box   covereu  with a white cloth.  The minister who officiates at this  quaint place of worship also, holds  services at another, about three miles  awav, which is equally curious. It  is really a dancing-hall. The pulpit  is a table, used at other times as a  platform by the musicians, and the  bell is a triangular piece of steel,  struck with an old horseshoe.  When Kitchener Was Sirdar.  Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, always careless of life's little amenities,  was once, when Sirdar of Egypt, doing some hoeing by way of afternoon  relaxation in his garden at Cairo. He  hated the conventional caller. A  lady (accompanied by a marriageable  daughter) came into the Sirdar's  grounds, and seeing, as she thought,  the gardener, asked of him "Is Lord  Kitchener 'at home' to-day?"   "No,"  . ,      , ., t- ^        .. i was the evasive reply.   "But you may  have closed the performance.   It went . write vour nnme \n>his hooK wllich  off to the accompaniment of cheers and | vou w|n find jn the hall."    And the  The Right Place  A pretty young English woman seated at dinner next to Father Healy', the  witty Irish priest, said to liim:���������  "They tell me, Father Healy, that  you have no mistletoe in your country?"  "Is that so, my dear young lady?  Now I think of it, I believe, it is true."  "Then what do tho boys'and girls do  at Christmas time without it?"  "Is it kissing you mean, my dear?  Sure they do it under the nose!"���������Tit-  Bits.  yells and whoops, and that April shower was only a few miles away and  coming like an express train when  two policemen grabbed the savant  and announced in chorus:  "Come along with us, you blamed  lunatic!"  As announced above, I was at a rear  window looking ou.  I saw the crowd and heard the  whoops.  1 realized that something was bound  to happen, but I was powerless to  prevent it.  1 saw the arrival of the police.  I saw Mr. Bowser led struggling  away.  I saw that coming April shower halt  aud turn back.  All the rest of the night I sat up  waiting for Mr. Bowser's return, but  he did not appear.  It was only at 10 o'clock next forenoon, after he had been arraigned in  court and fined $10, that he came scuffling home.  "Well, did It rain where you were?"  I asked, but was sorry a second later.  Mr. Bowser never said a word about  divorce or my going home to mother,  but sat down on the lounge and .shed,  tears���������real tears���������and murmured that  the world was "agin" him. l'oor man!  MUS. BOWSER.  Per M. Quad.  giu'dener, who was also the Sirdar,  then hid behind some bushes and  waited for the departure of the ladies  whose conversation he had shirked.  Purely Patriotic.  Sympathetic Magic.  "A friend of mine came across a  native sitting in the verandah of a  house from which groans proceeded,"  Mr. E. Thurston stated at the Royal  Society of Arts in a lecture on the  natives of southern India. "He learned that the man's wife was sitting on  a swing studded with sharp nails in  order to cure him of sympathetic  magic of some trifling ailment."���������  London Standard.  The Dwelling of the Void.  There is still enough unexplored  land in the world to make a new continent if lumped together. For instance, within ten days' journey from  London by modern express routes  there is a tract of country the sizo  of Germany, France and Holland  combined and as unknown as the  Mountains of the Moon. It occupies  nearly the whole of central southern:  Arabia. This pleasing district is  known as the Dahkna, or the "Dwelling of the Void," and consists.of what  Lord Salisbury once politely referred  to as "chiefly light soil" when he  was speaking of the French possessions in Africa. It is a mighty waste  of sand, with not a single river���������so  far as can be judged���������in more than  400,000 square miles. Compared with  this country the Sahara is a pleasant  and fruitful tract. It defies even  the Arab and the camel���������Westminster  Gazette.  But for the credulity of some people  they wouldn't believe in themselves.  A Sure Corrective of Flatulency.���������  When the undigested food lies in the  stomach it throws off gases causing  pains and oppression in the stomachic  region. The belching or eructation of  these gases is offensive and the only  way lo prevent them 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 cure.  The suffragette leader was addressing a meeting of the Cooklady's and  Chambermaids' union.  "You women should all have a voice  in the affairs of tho nation," she exclaimed v "You should assert yourselves. 'You should be entitled to a  vote."  Hereupon a seeker after information  arose. Tlie interruption was accompanied by a strong Hibernian accent.  "Sure, thot wud mean that we'd be  after havin' to live in wan place for  six months, wudn't it?" demanded the  speaker.  It was not until then that the suffragette, loader fully realized what she  was up against. ","  A boy who had attained more eminence in football than in his studies  was transferred from one preparatory  school to another. He had been there  a few davs when he rfiet a professor.  "Well, how do you find it here?" inquired the latter. "Pretty fair!"  answered the boy. "That's good. Find  it smooth going, eh?"  The boy considered, . "Well, I  shouldn't like to say that exactly," he  said; "tho field's sort of rough yet in  places, sir!"  "Do you believe hell is paved with  good intentions?"  "Well, if the job has been performed  by some of the modern contractors I  think that must be the condition."���������  Scranlon Tribune.  It is an undisputed fact that one  packet of Wilson's Fly Pads has actually killed a bushel of house flies  Fortunately no such quantity can ever  be found in a well kept house, but  whether they be few or many Wilson's  Fly Pads will kill them all.  "What with whooping-cough, measles and all that," began the first traveller, "children are a great care, but  they are blessings sometimes���������".  "Certainly they are," interrupted  the second traveller. "I don't know  how we should get along without  them."  "Ah, you're a family man, too?"  "No; a doctor."���������Tit-Bits.  Friend���������I don't think the X-rays  should' be used in medicine.  Doctor���������Why, they are being used.  We can get internal photographs of  tiie patient.  Friend���������Yes; but some day the  patient may be able to get internal  photographs of the doctor's head, and  find out if he knows anything about  tiie case .  ���������  An  Impressionist /   '  "And to think," cried the artist,  "that this picture, this great, work of  art���������though I say it���������was rejected by  that decrepit and fat-headed institution, the Royal Academy!"  "It's a shame," agreed the pretty  yomig lady who stood-by his side, ro-  i-uiding the masterpiece. "I think ii  i.s a lovely ricture, Mr. Splnsliloigh.  It fairly makes my moutli water, it ia  so realistic!"  Splnsliloigh dropped his paintbrush.  "Mouth water!" he exclaimed.  "How can .Mount Vesuvius in eruption make your mouth water?".  "Yes, yes; of course " "it's Mount  Vesuvius! How stunid of me!" replied the lady. "For a moment 1  thought it wns a rum omelette!"���������  London Sphere.  Both Ends Stop>  r'A branch train of a Kansas railroad  carried an old woman passenger ^the  other day, who was fidgety and nervous, and was continually ' pestering  tho conductor with questions.  "Which door do I go out?" she  asked of the conductor, as the train  pulled into the station where she  wanted to get off.  "Oh, either way, madam," replied  the ticket puncher, "both ends of the  car stop.'' ..   -' ' ���������  A planter owning a'sugar estate in  Deinerara went to visit it for the first  time. The day after his arrival he  stood watching the punts bringing  the cane home. A negro boy, driving  the mules;'struck one with' his whip.  The mule responded by launching out '  with his heels, and dealt the boy a  kick on the head which stretched him  on the ground, where he lay rubbing  his pate. "Is he hurt?" cried the  planter. A full-grown negro,-hearing ���������  tlie expressions of concern, sprang  'forward hastily, and, raising the  mule's heels, shouted out, "No, boss.  That mule him walk tendah' fo' a day  or two, but he no' hurt."  Miss Chatters���������It surprises me to  sec what a small man your brother  is.. He's no more than half your size.  Mr.'Palters���������Yes; but he's only my  half brother, you know.���������Judge.  There is much food for thought in  the inscription found on the walls of a  Swedish inn: "You will find at Tro-  chate excellent bread,.meat, and wine,  provided you bring them with you."  A kindly old lady who takes a keen  interest in current topics was having  the newspaper read to her by a domestic, who reads everything as it  comes before her, from reports of corn  markets to prize fights. At last she  announced that the king had won the  Derby. "Mercy me," ejaculated her  mistress, as she dropped her knitting,  "You say the victim was shot in  the head?" queried the coroner. "Yes,  sir," replied the witness. "Previous  to the shooting had there been any  trouble or threats that would have led  the victim to oxnect the shot?" "No,  sir; T don't think such a thing ever  entered his head before."  Mistress (to cook)���������But. Mlnnn, you  snld you wouldn't have anything nioro  to do with soldiers.  Cook���������Ah. mn'ain, I find Ihe love of  my fatherland can't he so easily extinguished.��������� Meggendorfcr Blatter.  Heard In the Barber Shop.  "Our chnrges are the lowest In town,"  obs-rved the barber.  "Cut rates, eh?" snld the customer ns  he looked at his lacerated chin In tha  glass.���������Judge.  Undecided.  "If he has proposed, why don't yon  elvo   him an answer?"  "I can't make up my mind whether  I would like blra when I got him  -"Hiine."���������Brooklyn Life.  Belaying His Jaws.  Shark stories, with some reason, are  commonly received with incredulity.  A well authenticated anecdote, however, is told of Dr. Frederic Hill, an  English surgeon of distinction. _ A  man fell overboard in the Indian  Ocean and almost into a shark's  mouth. Hill, who was standing close  to the rail, grabbed a belaying pin  and without hesitation jumped to  save the sailor. The great brute was  just turning on his back to bite when  Hill drove the belaying pin right  through both jaws. Both men were  got on board again unharmed.  "Perhaps that fellow won't want  another toothpick. Has any one got  a clean shirt to lend?  This was my  Minard's   Liniment  Cures   Distemper.  Berkowilz and Sternberg, travelling  salesmen, met on the train.  "I Have just come from St. Louis,  where I did a tremendous business,"  said Bcrkowitz. "How much do you  think I sold?"  "How should I know?" replied  Sternberg.  "Of course you don't know, but  what do you guess?"  "Oh, about half."  "Half of what?"  ^"Why,    half    what    you    say."���������  Everybody's Magazine.  None of His Business  Gamekeeper���������What are you doing in  here?     Didn't  you  see   the.  board���������  "Private.    Trespassers will be prosecuted?"  Tripper���������Well���������yes���������T see'd a board,  but I read "Private" on it, so read no  further, thinking it was none o' my  business.  Gunner���������And now comes a professor  who declares that fruit is just as  healthy with the skin on as it is  peeled.  Guyer���������H'm! I'd like to see somebody start him on a diet of pineapples.���������Chicago News.  The Foe of Indigestion.���������Indigestion  is a common ailment and few are free  from it. It is a most-distressing complaint and often the suffering attending it is most severe. The very best  remedy is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  taken according to directions. They  rectify the irregular action of the  stomach and restore healthy action.  For many years they have been a  standard remedy for dyspepsia and in-  digestion and are highly esteemed for  their qualities.  "I tell you it's an outrage," screamed the married suffragette. "The man  who keeps that public-house across  thetstreet can vote, and I can't!"  "That's so," replied her husband  "But he shuts up at eleven o'clock  and you never do."���������Tit-Bits.  A Lesson Thrown Away.  "Demosthenes talked with pebbles la  hlii mouth, my son,"  "I suppose he couldn't got false  teeth In his day."���������New York Press.  A Cruel  Blow  Dr. Charles A. Raton, of the Mndi-  U'-^were"^ oX words "of tilo s0" 'mjI,u? JJft������li������- c,'u���������������������- ������'������������- ���������'* the  ]v?l:.���������.  C       h0       y  worU3  ������-luai course    of    a    brilliant after-dinner  .speech in Cleveland:  "Laziness is responsible for too  much of the misery we see about u.s.  It is all very well to blame alcohol for  this misery, to blame oppression and  injustice, but to what heights might  we not all have climbed but for our  laziness?"  Hn paused and smiled.  "We are too much like the supernumerary, in the drama," ho went on,  "who had to enter from the right and  say.'My lord, the carriage waits.'  " 'Look here, super,, said the stage  manager one night, 'I want you to  come on from the left instead of the  right after this, and I want you to  transpose your speech. Make it run  hereafter, 'The carriage waits, my  lord.'  "The super pressed his hand to his  brow.  " 'More study! More study!' he  gr������aned."-Cleveland Leader.  One Lung's Idea of Lovo.  "Whnt Is love?" asked the pretijp  Sunday school tencher of One Lam*-.  "Plenty pllttly gllrls," snld he.-New  York Tresa,  One Request.  rescuer.  The Pig In Water.  Of pigs it is commonly reported  that so queerly fashioned are they  that if they attempt to swim they  cut their throats with their fore feet,  but this is only an old wife's fable.  Whether wild or tame, they arc all  good swimmers, though, owing to the  shortness of their legs, thoy just  touch their throats with their fore  feet and beat the water very high.  Many of the islands of the southern  seas are now inhabited by wild pigs,  which are the descendants of those  which have swum ashore, sometimes  great distances, from wrecked vessels.  The First Kindergarten.  The first kindergarten was opened  by Froebel in 1837 at Brandenburg,  Germany, and fifteen years afterward ho died. This short period was  sufficient to establish a system of  education that has made life different for little children. When tho  King of Prussia in 1851 forbade the  establishment of kindergartens tho  old man died of a broken heart, not  dreaming that his life work hud been  a noble success.  He Deserved  Her  Her Father���������When you marry - my  daughter, you marry a big-hearted,  noble girl.  Her Suitor (a wise, guy)���������I know  that, sir, and I'm sure she inherits  those qualities from you.  Utter Contempt  "I s'pose you wouldn't marry me if  I were the only man on earth?"  "I wouldn't even be engaged to  you," responded the girl, "if you were  the only man at a summer resort."  Lack of Tact     .  "What's the matter?"  "Just quarrelled with my wife."  "What about?'"'  "She said that a woman whom we  met wns beautiful, and 1 agreed with  her."  Medium���������Is there any question yon  would like to ask your first wife? Sitter���������Yes; I would like to ask her to  ���������five my second wife her reclpo for  ���������uluremcat- '  The Acorn.  Take a large acorn, suspend it by a1  thread so as to nearly touch tho water in any glass vessel,'sot it upon  your mantelshelf, bracket or tublo  and let it stand there for about two  months without in any way interfering with it oxcepting to supply fresh  water. The acorn will burst, throw  a root down Into the water and a  stem upward. Bending out from tho  stem beautiful Kreeu. leaves.  'Liza, the cook-lady, according to  the Louisville Courier-Journal, was  observed to be donning her joyful raiment and setting out adorned with a  festive scheme of decoration that cannot bo described, but was striking, to  say the least. Hor destination wns inquired into, "W'y, honey," she snid,  "I'Hn done goin' to a funeral. Mali  lodge i.s goin' to escoht dn remains to  the cemetery." "Why all the gorge-  oils attire, then, 'Liza?" sho was ask-  ed. "Law.see, chile," sho replied,  with spirit, "Dis yere pnhty we i.s  tulinin' out, full was a lady, and don't  you s'po.se she wants do decorations  to bo scrumptious.  Financial  An "able financier" is a man who  is able to separate the   other fellow  from his coin without the aid of a  sandbag.���������Chicago News.  A pretty woman can iind friends  with her eyes shut and hold them by  keeping her mouth shut.���������Galveston  News,  ,v, Return of the  Prodigal  "Who's that a hollerin' down yonder  in the branch?"  "Thut's the prodigal son.   The old  man's n-halin thunder out of him for  runnin' away."  Summer Girl Problem  When forth sho goes at fashion's call  To promenade and chat,  Flow shall she find a parasol  That's bigger than her hat?  W. N. U,, No. 7GI  The Wiroloss Call  "1 see some of   the   papers,  have their' C. Q. D. columns."  "Their O. Q. D. columns?"  "Yes; help wanted,"  now  Nurse (announcing the expected)���������  Professor, it's a little boy.  Professor (absent-minded) ��������� Well,  ask him what ho wants.  "what a job for the country if he had  tumbled off."  The worthy parents of a sophomore  at college were one day-disputing ns  to, .the date of their last letter .to  their hopeful, from whom, somewhat  to the distress of the mother and the'  indifference of the father, .they had  not heard for some time.  "Arc you sure, Thomas?" asked the  mother, unconvinced, "that it was on"  the twelfth that you last wrote to  Dick?"  "Absolutely," was the old man's  decisive response. "I looked it up in  my cheque book this morning."  Sandy and Maggie  Sandy and his lass had been sitting  together about half an hour in silence.  "Maggie," he said at kngth, "wasna  I here on Sawbath nicht?" '   . .  "Aye, Sandy, I daur say you were."  "An' wasna I here on Monday?"  "Aye,-so you were."  "An' I was here on Tuesday nicht  an' Wednesday nicht, nn' Thursday  nicht, an'.Friclay nicht?"  "Aye, I'm thinkin' that's so."  "An' this is Saturday nicht, an' I'm  here again?"  "Well, what for no? I'm sure ye're  very welcome.",  Sandy (desperately)���������"Maggie, wo-  man'! D'ye, no' begin to smell a rat!"  George���������Do you believe tho woman  ever lived who could truly say to her  lover that .he was the first man she  had ever kissed?  Madge���������Yes; Eve.���������Judge.  Naturally  Ned���������What did the telephone * girl  say when she handed back Jack's soli-  tairc and broke the engagement?  Tom���������Ring off.  THERE'S NO.USE  IN   ,  Being Poor and  Looking Poor  "Watch for our Exhibit in the  North Manufacturers' Building  and see - how your weather-  beaten barn "."would look with  a coat of our  'COLORSTAKT  The cheapest and most beautiful decorative for old, weatherworn" unpainled buildings.  Carbon Oil WorKs,  Limited,  WINNIPEG,  CANADA.  HOUSEHOLD  FLOUR  those baking qualities which make it  the choice of good housekeepers everywhere,'for they find'it  ALWAYS GBVES SATISFACTION  Your grocer selh it or can get it  for you and we are sure.you will enjoy using it.  Our six mills at Winnipeg, Fort  William and Montreal have a* daily  capacity of Fifteen Thousand Barrels.  We also make Rolled Oats, Wheat  Granules, '&c, for Breakfast use.  'The Ogilvie Flour Mills Co., Ltd. TSO.Z  THE   LEDGE.   GREENWOOD.   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  w  lv  &���������  m  HOW WEAK GIRLS  MAY GROW INTO  STRONG WOMEN  . The' Blood Supply Must be Kept Rich,  Red and Pure���������Good Blood  .Means Good Health.*'-  Healthy girlhood is the.only path  to healthy womanhood. ' The merging  of girlhood into womanhood lays a  new tax upon- the blood. ' It is the  overtaxing of the scanty'blood supply  that, makes growing girls suffer from  .nil those'headaches, backaches'- and  ��������� ���������'sideaches���������all that paleness, weakness  and weariness���������all that languor, despondency and constant ill health.  Unhealthy    girlhood   is   bound   to  lead to unhealthy womanhood  and a  life of misery.   Nothing but the blood-  '  building qualities   of   Dr."  Williams'  - Pink Pills can save a girl when she  undertakes   the   trials'   and tasks of  - womanhood. That is the time when  nature makes new demands upon the  blood   supply.'    Dr.   Williams'   Pink  . Pills actually make new,  rich blood  - which meets those new demands with  ease. In this simple scientific way  ���������Dr. Williams* Pink Pills fill a girl  with overflowing health and strength.  ', Miss Eva Dennis, Aniherst.vN. S.,  says:���������"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have  done mo a world of good. I was completely run down, was very pale, easily tired and suffered from frequent  severe headaches. Though 1 tried  many medicines I got nothing to do  ��������� me the least good until 1 began using  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Even the  first box of these seemed to help nit,  and after taking a half dozen boxes  - 1 was   again   a   strong healthy girl.  . I have not had any.illness since, but  should I- again feel run down Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills will be my only  medicine, and 1 strongly recommend  them to every weak and ailing girl."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by  all medicine dealers or sent by mail  at 50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50  by The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont.  A  REAL  ESTATE  EXPERT.  His Right to the Title Not Shaken by  Cross Examination.  The late Mr. N. J. Bradlee was summoned to appear, as an expert on real  estate In .Boston some years ago In a  lawsuit over the value of certain property; The lawyer on the other side,  not knowing Mr., Bradlee, undertook  to counteract his testimony. In the  cross examination the' questions and  answers were somewhat as follows:  "What did you say your business  was, Mr. Bradlee?" began the lawyer.  ."���������Well, I have charge of a good many  trusts,. mostly real estate," said Mr.  Bradlee. "How much real estate have  you ever had charge of at one time7"  "Well, I don't (hlnk I can say exactly."  "But how much should you guess?"  "I couldn't even guess." "Well, sir,  would you say'It'was $5,000 worth?"  "I should put It as high as that, certainly." "Would you put It as high ns  $10,000?" "Yes." "Fifteen thousand?"  "Yes." "Twenty-five thousand?" "Yes."  ���������"Fifty thousand?" "Yes," "A" hundred thousand?" "Yes." "Five hundred thousand?" "Yes." "A million?"  "Yes." "Well, how many millions?"  roared the nstonlshcd Inwyer, who  only now begnn to discover that he  had caught a tartar. "Well." snld  Mr. Bradlee very coolly, "I told you-at  the stnrt I couldn't sny, but since you  Insist, on it I will roughly, estimate It  nt say a hundred, millions." "You  may stand/down," said (he attorney,  who was soon nonsuited.���������Argonaut.  THE CABBAGE CURE.  Just to Cheer Him Up  "Bill," said the invalid's friend,"  "I've come to cheer you up a bit like.  I've brought yer a few nalirs, Bill. 1  tought if 1 was too late they'd come in  'andy for a wreaf, yer know. Don't  get down-hearted, Bill. ^Lummy, don't  you look gashly. But there, keep up  yer spirits, ole sport; I've come to see  yer and cheer yer up a bit. Nice  little room you 'ave here, but, as 1 sez  to myself when 1 was a-comin' up:  Wot a' orkward staircase to get a  coilin down."  Uncivil Service  "I do not see how my application  for appointment under the Good Government  administration   can   be   rejected, in view of my services."   *  "What services did you perform?"  "What services?   Why, my clear sir,  J led the attack on the Spoils System."  ���������Wire Wounds.  My mare, a very valuable one, was  badly bruised and cut by being caughl  in a wire, fence. Some of the wound*'  would not heal, although I tried many  different medicines. Dr. Bell advised  me to use MINARD'S LINIMENT,  diluted at fir-it, then stronger as the  sores began to look better, until aftci  three weeks, the sores have healed  and-best of all the hair is growing  well, and is NOT WHITE as is most  always the case in horse wounds.  F. M. DOUCET.  Weymouth. -  During a trial in a county court il  became necessary that the exact position of a staircase in a large flour mill  should be explained to the jury. Mike  O'Connor, the caretaker of the building, was called. "You have been employed in these mills," said the solicitor, "for twenty years, and, of course  you know exactly how the main staircase runs?" "Oi do, sor," replied Mike  confidently. "Then,'" "continued the  solicitor, "I wish you would tell tho  gentlemen of the jury how these stair.--  run." "Gintlemen av the jury," said  Mike, turning with an oratorical air to  the jury-box. "Ye see it's loike this-  wid thim stairs in thim mills. This is-  how they run���������When ye are down be  low thim stairs they run up, und when  ye are up they run down!"  Gertie���������My brother is just awful; he  can't keep a halfpenny.  Bertie���������He's been keeping ten bob  of mine a long time now, anyway.  sraix or unio <jrrr or Toledo. I  Lucas County. f "���������  Frank J. CiiExrr nukca oath that he Is senior  partner of the firm of F. J. Chehby & Co.. dotuf  EutliicM la tha City of Toledo. County anil Skit*  atorw-ld. and that aald arm will pay the turn of  ONE HUNnnKD DOLLARS for each and every  eime ot Catarrh that cannot be cured by tha UM of  HALL'S CATARRH CUIir..  FilA.VK J.CnEJ-EY.  Strom to before me and aub-crlbcd In my pre-enee,  thl- lib day of December, A. D��������� 183*.  r~*"~l A. W. OLEABO.V,  1 U������t I " K0TA������r Pud-jo.  JRall't Catarrh Cure la taken Internally and act*  dlrtotly upon the blood and iuumius aurlacea of t������  tyalem.  Send lor Ipetlinonlal-, true.  F. J. CHENEY * CO., Toledo, .,  Sold by nil Druiml-t-, I.'.c.  Take llall'i Va-nlly l'lIU for coo-tlpatl-n.    '  "So  you   don't  care   for  bathing?"  "Too much of a crush, don't you  know."   "Well, it would be nice if we  could    have    individual    oceans."���������  Louisville Courier-Journal.  DIMINUTIVE FARMS.,  Those In Portugal Have Been Cut Up  Into Very Small Portions.  The Tortugueso are an extremely  conservative people. Every one follows rigidly the methods employed by  bis father and forefathers. In very  many parts of tho country the old  wooden plows-are still used.  - Wheu a, man dies, Instead of one of  the heirs taking the whole property  and paying "the remaining heirs for  their*parts, the whole property Is di-  "vided into as many parts as there are  heirs. More than this, each separate  part of the property Is thus divided.  Thus, if a property consisted of ten  acres of pasture land, eighty of vineyard and ten of grain land and there  were ten heirs, each heir would receive  one acre each of grain nnd pasture  land and ofght acres of vineyard. This  process has been going on for a very  long time, so that now in the most fertile part of Portugal the land Is divided into Incredibly small portions..  The Immediate result of this, according to the United States consular reports, is that the product of the land  Is barely sufficient at best to sustain  its owners. South of the river Tagus,  on the other hand, there are enormous  tracts of excellent land lying unused,  but it has been found impossible to induce the farmers of the north to move  into this region and take up large  holdings.  Inherited.  "I entertained some friends at dinner the b'ther night at a well known  hotel In Boston," said a New Yorker,  just returned from the Hub. "and  was served by an ebony giant on  whom lampblack would make a white  mark. It is the custom at that particular hostelry for the waiters to  write their own orders. Upon receiving my bill I could scarcely check the  Items. The spelling bore no similarity  to any other under the sun.  "'Sam,' I safd, 'this Is the worst  spelling I ever saw,' and added facetiously, 'where did you loarn to spell?'  "Without moving a muscle Sam replied courteously, 'I reckon, boss, I  must have inherited it from my ancestors.'  "The laugh being on me, Sam got an  extra tip."  Old Ezekiel  Had Long  Been  Wanting  a Boiled Dish.  "This idea that people thrive best  on the food they like best is not as  modern ns you seem to think," said  the old doctor to the young doctor.  "When Ezekiel Holmes was something  over 100 years old he was taken' sick,  and my grandfather! one of the best  physicians In that section, was. called  in to see him after the family had  done their worst to make him better.  "Grandfather pronounced Mr. Holmes  very ill'and told the family that the*  end was .probably'near���������he might not  live out the night.' As soon as this  news spread through the neighborhood  several friends called to sit up oi  watch wllli the sufferer. Among'them  was a sea captain, who took the- second watch. '   ,  "A little after midnight Mr. Holmes  awoke and said the doctor was starv-*  Injr him. The captain asked what he  would like to eat.  " 'Corned beef and cabbage,' replied  the old man.  "The captain found some In the'.pan-  try���������It was a staple dish In those days  ���������and gave him a generous plateful,  reasoning', as he said afterward.-that  so long ns the old man's hours were  numbered he might as well have what  he wanted while he lasted. After eating heartily Mr. Holmes said he felt  much bettor and went quietly to sleep.  The.-next morning, when grandfather  called, he found his patient on the  road to recovery. The old man not  only got well, but kept so for four  or five years afterward, -and he always stoutly declared that his midnight meal had cured blni. ���������  "'I'd been wanting a boiled dish a  fortnight,' he used to say, 'and mother  wouldn't let me have It. But I worked  a traverse on her and got well.' "���������  Youth's Companion.  "MATUSHKA VOLGA."  FROM THE BLOOD  By awakening the liver and kidneys,  you will be freed of pains, aches  and  the  tired/spring  feeling.  Poisons only .accumulate in the  blood. Pain and aches have the same  cause. .  Poisons only accumulate in the  blood when the liver and kidneys get  torpid and slow in action and when,  as a result, the bowels become constipated.  Get the liver and kidneys working  right and away go the' poisons. That is  their work, to rid the blood of poisons.  When -they fail because of the excessive accumulation of poisons in the,  spring, use Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills and tney will soon resume their  natural functions with renewed energy and vigor.  No other oigans of the body can  liiter the poisons from the blood, so  you tmust get'the liver and kidneys  active if you are going to restore  healthful digestion, regular bowel action and free the body of pains, aches  and feelings of fatigue and depressing.  It is only natural that the liver and  kidneys should give out in the spring  when the blood is usually loaded with  impurities, but you can quickly and  certainly set them right by using Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver PiCs.  This is the greatest of spring medicines, because it is unique in its direct and combined'action on the livix  and kidneys.-'  Put it to the test this spring and  you will be astonished at its wonderfully prompt and thorough action on  the digestive ana excretory systems.  You can be certain that it will move  the bowels, awaken the action of the  liver and kidneys, and complete]v purify the blood. One pill a dose, 25 cts.  a box, at all dealers or Edmanson,  Bates & Co., Toronto.  A FAITHFUL PORTER.  He  Melody of Sorrow Heard In Prison and  Palace in Russia.  There, is an air so popular in Russia  that it is even more'familiar than their  national anthem to the people of that  great, mysterious empire. I have heard  it in all parts of the czar's dominions  from the Baltic sea to Bering strait  and from Archangel to the Caspjan, in  the glittering palaces of Petersburg  aud iu foul prison dens of Siberia.  it is a simple melody in the minor  key, suggestive, like most.Slav music,  of sorrow and unrest, aud it is called  "Matusbkn (or Mother) Volga," as for  some cryptic reason every Itussian. be  be noble or nihilist, is taught from  childhood to regard this great river iu  the light of a maternal, relative. Yet  the river is full of sad associations,  for convicts formerly traveled a portion of the journey to Siberia along its  broad, sluggish stream.  1 can never forget the haunting  sweetness of "Matusbkn Volga" as 1  heard it sung on a prison barge one  quiet summer evening by a party of  fettered politicals banished to the  great lone land of exile, for "Mother  Volga" was their last link with home  and the loved ones they might never  meet again.  Fortunately the condemned are now  sent into Asia "by the Transsiberian  railway, and the unhappy exile is  spared at least one, bitter parting���������that  from his well beloved "Mother Volga  No Hope Now        N  Arthur (disconsolately)���������No, I have  no hope of winning her now.  Edwin���������Why, what has happened?  Arthur���������Oh, it's a little thing! But  straws show which way the wind  blows. She criticized the color of my  necktie last 'night.  Edwin���������Why, man, that only shows  her interest in you. ��������� She's paving the  way for you.  Arthur (sadly)���������Yes, she's paving  the way to be a sister to me.  What He Remembered  "An' ye fell from a window, Jerry?  How far wuz it ye fell?"  "Tin stories."        ���������    -  "Well, well! That was a great fall.  And what did you think on your win-  down ?"  "Begorry, I didn't think of nothin'  until I passed th' fift* shtory. Thin I  rcmimbered I left me pipe on the window sill."  Wise mothers who know thn virtues  of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always 'have it at hand, because it  proves its value.  Turn About  "Some people," grumbled Groucher,  "make me sick." * "I should think  nearly everybody would make you  sick," replied Diggs. "Indeed? Why?"  "Reciprocity, you know."���������The Catholic Standard and Times.  Tried   to   Follow .Orders   as  He  Understood Them.  The major dropped into his club  in London one night with three  pieces of 'courtplaster on his, nose  and an eye in half mourning and  was vainly importuned to divulge the  'cause: fie declined all confidences,  but one friend, to whom, in a weak  moment, he related*the circumstances  under which he had received his  soars, toid all about it after the  major's depauture.  It appears that he was stopping at  an out-of-town hotel where a brawny  farmer's son had been engaged with  no experience in hotel work, but  with a frame capable of caring'for  his master's property during the  small hours and with a profound  sense of duty as well. The weather  was cold, and the major asked the  landlord to have a fire made in his  room at' 6.30 the next morning. As  is customary, a slate was hung in  the hallway containing directioift for  tlie night porter regarding the time  guests were to be called to catch  early trains, etc., so the landlord  wrote upon the slate:  "Eire 40 at 6.30."  Next morning the major was awakened bv a loud knock at his door.  He shouted "Come in," for it was  6.30, and the porter entered.  "You're to git out," he said briefly.  "What do you mean?" asked the  mnjor testily.  "I'll show you' phwhat I mane,"  remarked Pat, "if you don't git  mighty quick. I've orders to fire you  out at 6.30, and out ye go."  "What kind of a fool are you anyway?" shouted the major, sitting up  in bed.  "I am all kinds," responded the  porter, "but I obey orders just the  same, and out you go."  Suiting the action to his word3, he  grabbed the major by the neck and  hauled him out into the middle of  the room.  "Now driss yourself," said Pat,  "and driss quick or Oi'll throw you  out as ye are."  The major began to storm and  used language not to be repeated,  whereupon the exasperated and honest porter sprang upon his victim  and shot him into the hall like a  bundle of rags. The major's clothes,  traveling bags, rugs, etc., followed.  "Now," said Pat, "if ye don't driss  in foive minutes out ye go in the  strate as ye were born!"  And out the major would have  gone, but the landlord, disturbed by  the noise, came and rescued him  from his formidable persecutor. And  that was the result of Pat's interpretation'of "Fire 40 at 6.30."  AN  UNCERTAIN  RIVER.  The Indus Has a Bad Habit of Chang-  ing Its Channel.  The river Indus In width during the  year may vary by miles. Traffic for  long distances cannot' be guaranteed  because tbe ever shifting chaunel  throws up mud flats and sand banks  here and overwhelms good land there  In a manner which - defeats tbe wisdom of the ancient boatmen.  With tire Indus, too, It is not merely  a question of land or water. There Is  always a gamble as to the kind of  land which the river will recede from.  In one place it will leave magnificent  soil ready at once to take a splendid  crop of wheat even if the winter; rains,  as Is too often the case, amount to  nothing. In another the greater mois-  tjre will only allow leguminous plants  of country peas and pulses. In the  dampest ooze cf depressions a plant  caller shamuka Is produced, of little  value save as fodder, but beautiful  with Its bright green color and excellent to Ihe sportsman as an attraction  to flocks of gray and bar headed  geese. Other lands again will grow  nothing but long reeds and low tamarisk scrub. These, If properly placed In  the neighborhood of fields, have their  value as preserves for black partridges and hare, but for utilitarian  purposes can only provide materials,  for hunting or at best give employment to the makers of fan handles;  but. alas, there is the possibility that  In the place of soil���������good, bad or Indifferent���������sand only may be thrown up.  and the Indus has a bad reputation for  the amount of sand It carries. Native  lore gives the river the title of "fille  de jole."  When Holloway's Com Cure is applied toya corn or wart it kills tho  roots and the callosity comes out without injury to the flesh,  "Ev^ry rainstorm,'1 complained the  youthful pessimist, "mean's a postponed game."  "And every postponed game," pointed out the juvenile optimist,. "meaiis  a double-header."���������Kansas City Journal.  Practically all Canadian druggists  grocers and general dealers sell Wil-  soil's Fly Pads. If your storekeeper  docs not, ask him why.  Teacher���������Is it proper" to say, "I am  going to the ball game?"  Johnny���������No, mii'nm.  Teacher-Why not?  Johnny���������Bociiiine I ain't got tin-  price.  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.  "And yet you call this a perfectly  honest gnnin?" queried the **irl in  white, risking just one more question.  "Sum," replied her escort, keeping  11in eye on the sphere putter. ."Well,  then," she asked innocently, "couldn't  they arrest that man, If they wanted  to/for riteuling second?"���������Boston Herald.  General Washington on Looting.  Headquarters, Sept. C, 1776.���������The  Gen'l Is Hesolved to put a stop to Plundering or converting Publiek or Private  Property to their own Use when taken  off or found by any Soldier, he therefore calls upon all the Men to exert  themselves against it, and if the Coll.  or other Officers of Reg'ts see cr know  of any Horses, furniture, Merchandize  and such other Property in the hands  of any Officer or Soldier and does uot  Immediately take bold of It, giving  immediate notice of it to their Briga-  dcer Gen'l, such Officers will be deemed a Party, brought to Court Martial  & broke with Infamy. For let it ever  be Remembered that no Plundering  Army was ever a Successful one. ���������  From General Washington's Personal  Order Book In Journal of American  History.  ' Too Public,  Tho young lady, with nor Dance, was  awaiting a street car. After several  cars bad passed and tlTey could not  get aboard tho young man became Impatient. When the next car stopped at  the corner he leaped upon the platform  and said In pleading terms, "Come on,  Mary; we can manage to squeeze in  here, can't we?" Tbe young woman  colored slightly, but bravely replied,  "I suppose wo can, dear, hut don't you  think we had better wait until wc get  home?"  A Curious Tree.  One of the natural curiosities of  south Mashonaland Is a "German  sausage tree." It bears deep crimson  Howers, three inches long, iu blazing  bunches of twelve, but when the tree  fruits into fat, substantial, sausage-  like pods there remain no leaves, and  it looks like a sausage larder Indeed.  Thene beans are twenty inches long  and twelve inches in girth aud are beloved of the native tribe of Shangaans  and baboons. But the tribe of tbe  Karenga are a very superior people  and would never deign to eat them.  There can be no reason for this, as  at least no one can accuse these "sausages" of being connected In any way  with dogs or cats.���������Natal Witness.  May Cure Snoring Too.  "I've found a curo for ulghtmare,"  said the man who will eat despite bis  subsequent sufferings. "When I go  to bed at ulght I slip a string through  an empty spool, secure the spool firmly  so it will not slide and then tie the  string around my waist hi such a way  that the spool comes in the middle of  my back. The result is that if I try-  to turn on my back In my sleep I He  on the spool, and I can assure you It  awakens me promptly. No; It isn't  pleasant to be wakened In that way.  but It Is belter than having to go  through one of the diabolical nightmares from which I have suffered for  several years."���������New York Press.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in  Cows.  Teacher���������I wonder what your mother would say if she knew how backward you are in geography?  Girl���������Oh, my mother says she never  learnt jogfry anil she's married; and  Aunt Sally says she never learnt jog-  fry and she's married; and you did  and you ain't.���������Punch.  Try Murine Eye Remedy  For Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes,  Granulation, Pink liye and Eye Strain.  Murine Doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye  Pain. Is Compounded by Experienced  Physicians; Contains no Injurious  or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for  Your Eye Troubles. You Will Like  Murine. Try it in Baby's Eyes for  Scaly Eyelids. Druggists Sell Murine  at 50c. Murine Eye Remedy Co.,  Chicago, Will Send You Interesting  Eye Books Free.  A  Puzzling. Fly.  "A- funny thing occurred here one  day," said a barber as he was putting the finishing touches on a hair  cut. "A fellow came in to be shaved  who was somewhat under the influence of intoxicants. He took his  place in the chair, and all proceeded well till I had shaved one side of  his face, when he stopped me.  " 'Hold on-' he cried. 'I want this  tiling splained.'  "I asked him what was the matter, and he replied: 'There's a fly  on my cheek, and you have shaved  the lather and whiskers off, but the  fly didn't move. Now, what's the  mazzer with him?'  "I told him there was no fly on  him, but he pointed to the mirror  and said: 'You think I can't see  him. I ain't so drunk that I can't  see a fly.'  "I turned to the glass, and there  stood the fly on the mirror and in  such a position that from my cus  tomer's range of vision it seemed to  bo on his cheek. He afterward said  that he had felt that fly tickling him  all the time and wondered how 1  could shave underneath it and not  cut its legs off."  THE FIRST STEAMSHIPS.  Screw Propellers Did Not Come Into  Use Until 1850.  "We are prone to smile at the  archaic prototypes of our modern  steamships," writes Gustav H. Schwab  in Harper's Weekly, "at their diminutive size, their clumsy build, their  huge paddle boxes and tbeir single  slender smoke pipe, but we do not stop  to think of the few brave men of  those days who, undaunted by^he opposition and ridicule of most of their  fellows, persisted in their efforts to  supplant sail by steam and who finally  by sheer pluck and perseverance succeeded In these efforts."  The Savannah, which crossed the  Atlantic In 1819,' was a full rigged  packet ship to which had been added  a small one cylinder steam engine  turning two paddle wheels, which were  set in motion in smooth water when  the wind failed.. For two-thirds of the  way across the Savannah depended  solely upon her sails. In 1S33" tbe  Royal William made the passage in  twenty-five days, under steam tbe  whole way. In 1S37 tbe Great Western was constructed, but her unusual  length of 230 feet gave rise to many  apprehensions as to her safely. The  first screw steamship was built in  1830, and eight.years later the Bremen  made the passage in fifteen days. In  18G2 the Scotia cut down the time  from Queenstown to less than nine  days. From that time on the record  has been gradually reduced.  right,  A Protest. 1  Dolly���������We  had  to practice Chopin  for three hours today, mamma.  Mrs.    Parvenoo��������� Really,   my   dear,  flhoppin*  is all  very  well,  but your  papa sent you to tho ladles* hacademy  to learn music an' that sort o' thing."-  London Mail. v  Tho very act of life, so far as I havo  been able to observe, consists In fortitude and perseverance. ��������� Sir Walter  Scott  Keen Edged Sarcasm  Kiggs���������How did the quarrel begin?  Koggs���������The    knife    crinder-   spoke  ���������hitrplj- and the butcher Hindu a cutting reply,  Irnto Parent���������Am I to understand  there is some idiotic affair between  vou and that impecunious young ass,  Lord Bilnris?  Fair Daughter (very sweetly)���������Only  you, pupil!--Illustrated Bits.  Any man can inherit money if given  an opportunity, but when It comes to  keeping it���������well, that'H another story.  Must Keep It Dry.  The teacher had explalued to a primary class the difference between sol-  Ids and HiiuIds and Illustrated her  points by objects kept on a table.  When she thought her pupils had  grasped the Idea she held up her watch  and asked. "Now, children, must I put  this among the solids or among tbe  liquids?" "Among the solids, teacher,"  a bright little boy replied. "Why not  among the liquids?" sho asked. "Because." replied the little fellow���������"because If you do you will get It wet"  All About Her.  Winkle���������See that little woman in  black over there? I'll bet there aro  more men crazy about that woman  thiui auy woman In town. Illnkle���������  What makes you think so? Winkle���������  Well, she's the matron out at the in-  Bane asylum.  There's a Way  If you want to do what'-  There's a way;  if you want a pathway bright,  There's a way.  If you want it dark and drear.  Sorrow in the atmosphere,  Drowning everything that's dear.  There's a way.  The transition from winter's cold to  summer's heat frequently puts a strain  upon the system that produces internal complications, always painful  and often serious. 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 i.s Dr. J. I).  Kellogg'm Dysentery Cordial. It is a  standard remedy, sold everywhere.  Fish That Cannot Swim.  More than one species of fish that  cannot swim are known to naturalists.  Perhaps the most singular of these  is the maltha, a Brazilian fish, whose  organs of locomotion only enable it  to crawl or walk or hop. The anterior  (pectoral) fins of the maltha, which  are quite small, are not capable of  acting on the water, but can only  move backward and forward, having  truly the form of thin paws. Both  these and the ventral and anal fins  arc very different from the similar  fins in other fishes and could not serve  for swimming at all. Other examples  of nonswimming fishes include the  sea horse, another most peculiarly  shaped inhabitant of the sea, and the  starfish.  Without a  friend  tho world  wilderness.���������German Proverb.  la a  Another Kind of Sauce  Lawyer���������When you served the pri-  fioner, did he eat his dinner with  gusto?  Hotel Waiter������������������No, sir; ho nte il  willi Worcester sauce.  Mrs. Handout���������I would like lo know  if you are a trustworthy character?  Dusty Stryper���������Why, lady, at the  Inst place I worked thoy called me a  trusty.���������Puck.  Some men aro homeloss and some  haven't sonau enough to go home.  \  "I want to get this cheque cashed,"  said the fair young matron, appearing  at the window of the paying teller.  "Yes, madam. You must endorse it,  though, explained the toller.  "VVliy, my husband sent it to mo.  He is away on business," she said.  "Yes, madam. Just en'orse it���������sign  it on tho hack 'so we. will know and  your husband will know wc paid it to  you."  She went to the desk against the  wall and in a few moments, presented  the cheque triumphantly, having written on its buck:  "Your loving wife, Edith."-Chicago  Evening Post.  JtGMMf  ilfHilir  W. N. U., No. 761  Staterooms and Portholes.  An experienced traveler warns the  uninitiated against paying from $5 to  $20 extra for an outside stateroom on  ocean liners. The inside rooms she  has found to be perfectly comfortable  and perfectly ventilated, and the portholes in the outside ones she con  siders a doubtful advantage. "They  are kept locked," she says, "most of  the time unless the weather is very  pleasant, and even in calm weather  they sometimes ship a deluge of suit  water. Dirty water, too, swept from  a deck above by the cleaners, may  pour into a porthole of a room below,  nnd the noise from the deck is annoying." Why, then should one pay  extra for a porthole?"  Considerate.  Young Writer (to editor of newly-  estublinhed journal)���������If you find this  little story available for your columns  I don't ask any pay for it beyond a  life subscription to your paper.  Editor���������But, great goodness, young  man, you may live for fifty years!  Young Writer-*-Oh, I don't mean  during my life���������during the life of  your paper, you know I���������London Tit-  Bits. ,  Signs of Storms.  As stormy weather comes on, sea-  birds fly inland in search of food;  wild fowl leave the marshy grounds  for higher localities; swallows and  rooks 11 v low before and during bad  weather"; frogs are unusually noisy  before rain; sheep huddle together  near bushes and trees,  'Twas a  Pity  "This play is apt to take one's  breath away," remarked the young  man who had been out .between the  acts.  "What a pity yon are impervious to  such emotion," said the young woman  sittiiK next io him, snilTlng suspiciously.  Pins.  Queen Catherine obtained pins from  France, and in 1543 an act was passed  "That no person shall put to sale any  pinnes but only such as shall be double  headed and have the heads soidered  fast to the shank of the pinnes, well  smoothed, tbe shank well shapen, the  points well round filed, cauted and  sharpened."  At this time most pins were made of  brass, but many were also made of  Iron, with a brass surface. France  sent a large number of pins to England until about the year 1G2C. In this  year one John Tilsby started pinmak-  ing In Gloucestershire. So successful  was his venture that he soon had  1,500 persons working. These pins  made at Stroud were held In high repute. In 1C36 pinmakers combined aDd  founded a corporation. The Industry  was carried on at Bristol and Bir- j  mingham, the latter becoming the chief !  center.���������London Standard.  How Mandarins Rank.  Mandarins In China may be distinguished by the birds which decorato  their uniforms as well as by their buttons. Mandarins of tbe first rank have  a bird known as the fung embroidered  on their clothes. Mandarins of the second rank have their robes adorned by  the figure of a cock. Mandarins of the  third rank have a peacock. Mandarins  of the fourth rank are adorned with a  pelican. Those of the fifth rank are  ens-ily distinguished by tbe silver  pheasant, those of the sixth rank are  favored by a stork, mandarins of the  seventh rank havo a partridge, man-  darius of the eighth rank quail and  mandarins of the ninth rank the humble sparrow.  not  Gratifying  "One half of the world   does  know how the other half lives."  "Weir, it is gratifying to think tlmt  onc-hnlf of the world attends to its  own business."  Enforced the Rules.  Museum Attendant���������You'll plaze lave  your umbrellcr or cane at the door,  ���������or. Ylsltor���������Very proper regulation.  But It happens I have neither. Attendant���������Then go and get wan. No one Is  allowed to enter unless he laves his  umbrellcr or cane at the door. You  may read the card for yourself, sor!���������  Loudon Tlt-Blts.  SOAP  Tho finest fabric is  not too delicate to  be   safely   washed   with  Sunlight   Soap.'.   When  other soaps have Injured ,  your linens'  and    faded  the coloured,  things, re- ,;  member the *���������  word Sunlight, an  V.  Last Wishes Were Respected  . A young Bostonian went to Texas  and turned cowboy. He rapidly  caught the spirit of the country and as  rn-'iiiiy snook oil tne outward sein-  Uiunce of teiuler-footed eastern habit.  i-ougli-beardeU, leatner-ciad, sombrero  as wide as tne widest, forty-two  calibre Colts on his hips, he was as  wild as tne wildest, i et within his  bosom still burned tne flame of Boston  culture and refinement. One day he  was riding witn a stranger across the  prairie, 'iurning Ins nead suddenly  (,ne was sligiuiy anoad* lie saw his  companion make a suspicious motion  toward his hip pocket. Without hesitation he drew ins revolver and shot-  nim. 'Hie stranger dropped like a  log. Tlie cowboy dismounted and  looked at the body of his victim. "L  wonder if he was really going to shoot  me?" he soliloquized; -."I'll see."-  Turning tne body over, he discovered  a flask of whisky protruding from the  pocket. "Poor lellow !".said he, in a"  tone of regret; "I've iriade a mistake.  I've killed an innocent man, and" a.  gentleman at that. He wasn't- going  io shoot me; he was going to invite  me. to have a drink. Well," he  sighed, drawing his sleeve across his  mouth, "the last wishes of the deceased shall be respected."  Farmer's Son���������Say, my grandfather  died in .this 'ere bed.  City Visitor���������Lord, I don't wonder!  It's enough to kill ten,grandfathers.���������  scraps.  If c-vcry housekeeper would use Wilson's Fly Pads freely during the Summer months the house fly peril would  soon be a thing of the past.  Teacher���������Johnnie, do you know  what a blotter is?  Johnnie���������Yessum. It's de t'ing wot  youse hunts fer while de ink gets dry.  ��������� Chicago Daily News.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Diphtheria.  Tlie thin, pale man sighed. "Why,"  asked his friend, "are you so sad''"  "Alas!" he answered, "the sea is the  grave of my first wife." The friend's  lips curled superciliously. "But you  are married again," he murmured.  "Yes," said the thin, pale one, "and  my second wife won't go near the  water."  An Oil Without Alcohol.���������Some oils  and many medicines have alcohol as a  prominent ingredient. A judicious  mingling of six essential oils compose  the famous Dr. Thomas'. Eclectric Oil,  and there is no alcohol in it, so that  its effects are lasting. There is no  medicinal oil compounded that can  equal this oil in its preventive and  healing power.  Expert  Diagnosis  A student at a medical college was ���������  under examination. The instructor  asked him: "Of what cause, specifically did the people die who lost their,  lives at the destruction of Herculan-  euni and Pompeii?"  "I think they died of nn eruption,,,  air," answered the student. ' -  Cool, Delicious  and Refreshing  TEA  Iced, with a dash of lemon in it.  AT ALL  GROCERS.  LAMENESS from ��������� Bone Spavin, Kin*  Bone, Splint, Curb, Side Bone or aim!-  l������r trouble can ba atopiied with  -/**"'S:--.v:<;--..};.v^;  Fall dlreetloue la pamphlet with ������������������eh  bottle, ia.oo a buttle at dealers ordell7oroi.  Horse Book 9 O free.  AllSUllHINi:, JII., for mankind, ������1  a bottle, remove- Paln'ul Sirelllnei. En-  __ larged Qlanda, Goitre. Werji, Bmljes, Varl  eoieVelna, Varleoaltlei, Old Snrea, Allays Pain.  W. f YOUNO, P.D.F.. 197 Temple St., S-rin-li-ld, Mm.  LTSAI-8 Ltd., Bo������lr..i; Canadian innli.  Also luniibed by Martin Bala 8 Wynne'Ci., Winnipeg;  Ihe Nitl-ggl Oral 8 Chemical Co., Winnipeg ���������������* Cal-xy;  mil Hen'irioa Broi. Co. Lid., yancouver.  Diplomacy.  "Vou persuaded your husband to Join  a glee club?"  "Yes." answered Mrs. Biggins; "when  he starts to sing at home I can now  advise him not to tire his voice, nnd  when he sings in the club I can't hear  him."  The asp borrows poison from the viper.���������Latin Proverb.    ;'���������  The Way Of It  "Why does Lobstaire always travel  in the chair car? Because it is more  roomy and comfortable?"  "No. Because he enn sit in the  crowded smoking room and suffocate."  v/estmount  Yeast���������I  think  T came up in  the  train with your wife yesterday.  CriniHonbenk���������Did  you  notice   her  teeth?  Yeast���������No; she didn't    open    her  mouth onco.  Crim-jonbonk���������Oh, well,   it   wasn't  my wife, thou.  BS  THE LATEST CREATION  FOR SUMMER WEAR. ALU  THE COMFORTS OF A  TURN DOWN EFFECT.  "Anchor" Brand "Weitmouni"  2 far 25c.  "Iron Frame" Brand "Almonte"  3 for 50c.  solo by leading FunNisHena  Made or TOOKE BROS LIMITED,  MONTne/i.  rVUNUFAOTUriEnS OP  emn-ra collars, neckwear  AND IMPORTERS OF  MEN'S FURNISHINOS. 161  .-v-:?'?--  ���������m$i&������&&^Mi&?*, '.'"      '     i    - '  ,>.,~i*--������.*1Vl* ��������� -* ���������  TfTE    tEftGIE,    GflEEHWOOT),    BRITISH    COLUMBIA".  y  Is situati'd in the heart; of tho city, and i.s one of the largest  jbotels in the IJiuindary.    Pleasant rooms and tasty meals for  all coiners.    Plenty ui' .ii'Coiiiini-.latioii for the (jommercial man,  and a luniie for the  iiiinrr,   loiuist  and  millionaire.    The bur w  contains the finest liquors, ami fragrant) cig'ir.s. 8  E.   P.  SHEA,   PROPRiETO.R I  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday at Greenwood, B C , and the price is $i a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  Great Britain. To the United States and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  $**.S0 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, B, C.  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  &f^X&3oV2MfK<������*  CITY  0������ ������  PHOENIX 9{  Tlie  nearest   hotel   to tlie ^C  Granby mines.   One of the  largest dining rooms in the y.  Sf*  city.    The  bar  is   replete O  wil.li nerve  bracers  of  kinds, and   tlio  most  f  TJj grant cigars.   Drop up and  ������3 sec me.  gj    A. 0. JOHNSON  |vtf IM'OI'IUI-TO!*. ^  J'ag'g'a������'c transferred to  any part of Lhe City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District.   General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  i! I SIDNEY OLIVER.  8  ��������� ������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  % fr tbelin $ ������o.. ne!$on  flotel  Alexander  ���������PHOENIX,   B.   C.  ' %s a comfortable home for  ���������the miner and traveler.  tGood meals and pleasant  jrooms. Pure liquors and  -fragrant cigars in the bar.  JR.  V.  CniSIlULM, ruontueTOK.  J. E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Jvootenays.  Kaslo, B. 0.  jCffEENWOOD  and MIDWAY  MERCHANT TAILOR  Clothes Cleaned, Tressed and  Ilepai red.  Dry Cleaning a. Specialty.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   hag  become   deceased,, and  that tho  editor   would  once more like to commune with  your collateral.  TEE LOVE OF GOLD.  THE  Arlington Hotel  GREENWOOD  Is the place for Peep-o'-Day Cocktails    and   Evening   Night-Caps.  Buttermilk a specialty during the  warm season.  C. A. Dempsey,-Prop.  Seventh Annual  t-  -Leaves Greenwood  for Spokane  i 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  in.  J. McDoxei.i..  MINEI-AI.    ACT.  .-Certificate of Improvements.  XOTICE.  jBounty Jliierul Cl'iini, .-.i uute in the Greenwood .Mining Division of Yalo District  Where 'located: Ou Wallace Mountnni.  ���������STAKE NOTICE thiit 1. Sydney M. Johns-m,  'i*rue Miner's Certificate N'o. II -ilViO. utnl I'hilip  31. sSpi'iieer Stanhope. True ".liners Certili-  cute Xo. n. 'ill.*!.', intend, sixty days from  (ihe date hereof,"to upplv to the I Minim? Recorder for :i Certilieate of Improvements, for the  niirposcof olitniiiln-- a Crown Grant totlie abo\e  Vlnim.  And fmtlier Take nolice that action, under  fpctiun .17, muit hi" romnicncod ht-fore the i-wu-  'ance ������f -.nc-li Orlifk-atc < '* Ipiprovcnienta  ���������   - , D.V.r-  D.ited this 8th day uf Jul)*. A.  L'K/J.  Some people are so intensely fond  of money that hardly anything will  induce them to let go a dollar. A  young man from Outario was  working at the sn'owshcdp oh the  C. P. II. near Rogers' Pass in 1SSS.  lie fell sick of the fever but refused to be taken to the regular  hospital some miles distant, because it would cost him a few dollars. He remained in the camp  and died. Upon his person after  death his companions found S3,000.  A carpenter from Nova Scotia  was working in Trail some years  ago and living like a Chinaman out  of work. One day while putting  his tools in a loft so that no one  would get a cha--.ee to uso them he  fell -IS feet and was dead in an  hour. When his body was being  prepared for burial 87,000 in large  banknotes and drafts was found  securely tucked away in his clothes.  The money was sent to his relatives and his body consigned to  the six feet of earth that the rich  and the poor alike are entitled to  when the string of life is cutj and  the electricity is liberated that  makes us move and have our  being.  A rich woman died In Ontario  and to each of ner poor daughters  she lefD, one a thick skirt and the  other a bible. They grumbled because a brother had received the  old farm. However, in the due  course of time one of them opened  lhe bible and found ������7,000 within  its leaves, aud the other in attempting to make over her skirt,  found an equal amount tucked  away between the layers of cloth.  In future when anyone gives us a  Bible we will assay it from Genesis to Revelations.  Look not upon the whiskey  when it is yellow in the glass, or  in the end you may have a menagerie of your own.  Tue Similkameen Star justly remarks that the Saturday Sunset is  a free lance and a most welcome  instrument in,the cure of public ills.  A slow season of twelve months  annually will soon have to be declared for automobiles, or the  cemeteries on tlie American continent will have to be enlarged.'  "Walt Mason- says that a million roses bloomed and died ; a  million more will die today ; that  man is wise who lets them slide,  and gathers up the bales of hay.  Money must bo easy in Coleman. The local paper has had its  oflice painted on the outside. The  editor no doubt will soon be sending ihe oflice towel to the laundry.  Do a small-minded mau a lavor  and lie becomes your enemy.  Pound him with a club and he  will crouch at your feet like a  a mangy cur begging 'for a meaty  bone.  "Woi-i*. is the saviour of the  world. Take it away from the  average man and he will sink into  the gutter of dissipation and become a moral, menial and physical  debris.  The celebrated Red, White and  Blue flour is only $G 50 a barrel at  Brown's in Ferry, Wash.  John  Houston  has  returned  Vancouver from Mexico.  to  Nelson, B. C.  Sept 22ad, 23rd, 24th         er fur a,C<'.i;titJ'-iitf-- of Impruvc-  ^leiit.*  for  the  purpose -Jf'olitninliitra Orown  rant nf the above claim.  And fiirtlit-r tal-u /int'lci; th.at net'on. under  Miyj-JIlAI.   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  notice.  yYellltii-tnn Miner.il.Claim, situate in tlu* Greenwood  .Mining DivJ.-don   .of  Y.ile  IiUlrict.  Where located : On y/ajlncc Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that'i. TJmma-  Ilcujnierli-,  **reo Mint r'i Ci-rtlliciitc i<o  II HM\ James H.  Sk-N'eil, Kn-e .Miner'-i <.Vrtifii-iiti>  No.   II iill .'!,  jliilph   Sin Ho',   l-'iee   Miner's  Certilieate   No.  It iJi;:,t:\.  and  ./aim-.*   N.  I.'utnn   I'n-n MIn������r*.-  Lertilieate   No     liiKi-),   Intend,   sixty   iliiva  /mm    the    date    hereof,     to    apply  to  the  Wiii.Iii-* I.'ecorde  jneiit*  for  thu  |.,..r.~t���������  .Uraiitnf the above claim  1    And furlher tahe imt'L  .Section.'17   in list lie co-ii-nciil-ed before tl.u 1+.  'mianeoof .siieh/'i'rdliealis'if Improvement!).  ' Dated jliliS /l'h,day of July, A. JJ. l-i.'.i.  nn ,. .  ,i    *  Is the ho-jie for all tourists  jand uiilli-jnaires visiting New  Denver.   .British, Columbia.  HEHRY   STEGE.   PROPH  i^QVll-lCE HQTEU  .jCjrnnd Forks, is^.a1.lara������.i'1|jl'ee-fi|or({y  brick boto/j'tli'iit provides trto-^-itiblif  jvith good^inenl.- nritj pleasant ro^nlii.  A nev/buiklii;^, but the same old rales.  /''"   :|pAMIL I.iUN-EN Proprietor  " LOVVERY'S OLAIM  Darin*; tho 1)7 months that Lowery'e  jOlaiin iyas on ciii'th It did btistncH-* i������ll  pynr tlie world. It .vis Iho mom  ���������nilqil'-, indepiiiulciit owl fearless joiir-  ���������inl ever produced in Canada Political  //nil theological eiieiniei* pursiiod it with  'fhe voiioin of a rattleHiiake until the.  fjoveriuwtnt shut It out of the nmlls,  )intl Its editor coa-iad to |iiili!inli it,  nnitly ou account of a'lazy liver awl  partly because It tnltrw a pile of money  fp run a paper tlnil Ih outlawed. 'J here  are atlll '2fi diffiireiit editions of this eon-  ^fjiiiiied joui'iinl in print. Send 10 cents  and get one or $2 50 and pet Iho hunch  u"f" ' J{, T l,OWKKY.  .Greenwood, B. C.  Bi<?2rer and better than ever.  Cheap rates on all transportation lines.  Sports,  Horse Races,  Free Attractions  Do not fail to see the possibilities of Glorious Kootenay.  C. W. Busk,      F.,A. STARKEY,  Pres. Mgr.  d. C. McMORRIS, Secy.,  Box 95, Nelson, B. C.  Tuk chip that goes in the hole  never returns.  A okkat poem was never written  with a full stomach.  Diti.vK does not drown care, because our troubles can float.  \ 9������������eC������0������������������������fflO������������99������0������������������������9<i  Get your Razi rs Honed \  and your Baths at  Fraw leys  Barber . .  Shop, Greenwood,  }$eooecao������s������'3������*ac������������������������������������������������������a ���������  Pioneer  jf4otel...    ,  G^eenoiood, B. C.  The oldest hotel in the city, and still  under the hhiiio rnitnnjromeiit. Room*  cornfortablo, tiieals pijual to any in the  city, and the bar fippplies only tho best  Cor.ner of Greenwood and Governniunl  Stre'ettf.  \   J; W. kelson  It is still true that the greatest  loss is tho friend who is noc dead.   ^  Peksistent repetition is one of  the greatest virtues of advertising.  Nevbii put off until tomorrow  the advertising you can do today.  Natubb heals the sick, but the  doctor gets the cash and credit for it.  Thu kisses that pass in the night  would be a good title for a love  novel.  Hardsiih's make the strong  stronger, and relieves the weak of  their miser}-. *���������  To laugh sincerely means that  you are sane and have a chance to  live many years. -  It is the duty of the police to  see that all hotels are provided  with lire escapes.  A uentmjman is an individual  who will pay a debt that ia beyond  the pale of legality.  A OKA in of experience that is  bought is worth a pound that somebody else has bought.  .Tiik optimist builds up a town  or country, while the pessimist retards their development.  Should you merely have that desire-to be sociable drop in and see  Holies & Kennedy. Their store  is open house.  Wealthy Indians.  While an aged Cherokee Indian  woman who calls herself Mary Le-  lian is traveling about the country  telling fortunes for 10 cents' a  head, T. C. McDermott, United  States land commissioner at Omaha, Nebraska, is trying to catch  up with her to present her with  deeds to millions of dollars worth  of property. McDermott was in  Los Angeles and learned that tho  Indian woman had gone.to Ddn-  ver, while her twenty-one children  have gone to Seattle to see the fair  and incidentally make more money  telling fortunes. The iamiiy is  entitled to eighty thousand acres  of Cherokee land, estimated to be  worth ftoni one dollar to forty dollars an acre, and all told would  bring several millions of dollars.  The land commissioner is anxious  to find the Lehau woman in order  to have her  prove certain  papers  A reward 'of $250 has been offered for ,the capture of Alex.  Smith, wdio is suspected of having caused the recent fire in the  Okanagan hotel in Vernon.  Your requirements in the way  of shaving tackle can all h>\ filled  ao Ilolmes & Kennedy's store.  Owing to tho filthy condition of  Chiimtown, Vancouver is liable to  have a plague at any time.  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and tho blue  Pacific.  Au  Indian   woman,   aged' 132  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties,.Poles, etc'  Heavy Teaming  -' to any part of the-District...      ,  Unequalled for Domestic Use."-  years,  died  last week.  in  New Westminster  before   she  can  Omaha Bee.  be given   title.-  Tins province has a coastline  ,001) miles long, surpassing all the  pi aide provinces iu this respect.  STljRKEY & CO,  *' NKJ,80N( I!, C.  \ wnouttAUj  I dkaU'Iiu in;  pRODi/cfe   and   Provisions  Franfc Fletcher  Puovt.vciAr- Lam* Suiw-yoi**,  Nelson, B. C.  / .4 ft*,.  ��������� Tun Chesaw News says that a  dozen good cows should briug in  from ������70 to ������00 a mouth all the  year round.  Tiik American nation is speed  crazy. This is shown by the number of accidents to autos and railroad trains.  Two much money has ruined  millious, and yet there uio still  millions more willing to take a  chance with it.  No natural gas is produced iu  Ii. 0., although some years ago a  large chute of hot air was worked  in 6rand Fork***,  In this province the Kootenay  coul fields alone arc capable of producing ten million tons of coal a  year for 7,000 years. After that  time wo will find something elfo to  burn if other coal areas do not  come to maturity before that time.  Ilolines & Kennedy aro agents  for the celebrated "Newport" chocolates and also earry a large line  of fresh confectionery.  John Buckley has come back from  Prince Rupert. In a month he  will return to that city.  Investors in mining propositions  should examine the Argo tunnel  now being run into the mountain  south of town. Ola Lofstad in his.  office at the Hotel Ladysmith can  give all the information desired.  What to do with Jefferson Davis  should he be captured, was a problem that puzzled Lincoln's cabinet  not a little. In speaking of it to  Geueral Grant one day the president remarked : There was once an  Irishman who had signed the  Father Matthew temperance pledge  Going into a saloon to get a glass  of lemonade to quench his thirst,  he leaned over and whispered to  the barkeeper: "And couldn't you  put a little brandy into it unbe-  knonst to mesilf ?" So, continued  Mr. Lincoln, let Davis escape unbeknown to yourself if you can.  . For Sale or Kent���������Pianos and  sewing machines or any old thing.  A- L. White, 2nd Hand Man.  At Tin City in Alaska more than  S.'100,000 havo already been expended in the development of a  tiu mine.  Holmes & Kennedy have in stock  a large variety of tobaccos, cigars,  case and other pipes, fishing tackle,  thaviug requisites, cutlery, and  innumerable odds and ends.  When asked what ho thought of  a certain captain who frequented  the Essex links, a Scotch caddie  said : ������������������ Weel, sir, he's a verra  nice gentleman an' a good gaufer,  but he's awfu' nerra, awfu' nerra."  "Narrow I What do you mi-an,  Donald?" " Weel, sir, it was this  way,. Efter the game was ower,  an' I had carried his clubs us tae  the boose, he says: -Donald, will  ye hae a draw ?' an' I said : -1 do  be verra pleased,' so he gets the  bottle, an' he pourin awa' intae a  glass, an', I wantin' tae be genteel,  says : 'Stou' an' he stopped."  Martin Burrell, M. P.. and Professor Craig of Cornell university  aro delivering lectures upon horticulture in various parta of the  province.  Rings of all kindH mado to order  upon short notice and sent to.any  part of tho country. All kinds  of jewelry repaired and made over  without delay. A large stock of  clocks, watches, diamonds,! etc.  always in stock. Orders by mail  solicited and attended to promptly  and in an efficient manner. E. A.'  Black, Phoenix, B., 0.      j  For Sale -���������!������ Moso New' Spring  Wagon, or will trade for hay-or  drain. The O I C New and 2nd  Hand, A. L. White.  In three months 200 buildings  have been erected in Prince llu-  pc.it, most of which are waterproof. -    Kodaks and photographic supplies at McRae Bros., Phoenix. .  ..At Tasso harbor on the Queen  Charlotte islands the Warwick  group of seventeen gold-copper  claims, owned by Arthur Gowing,  F. C. Elliott and the Hon. Thos.  Taylor, has been bonded to a Du-  luth syndicate for about $500,000.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar.' It is sold  in all mountain towns and'made* in  Nelson. ��������� .    _ _���������, -���������*  A big bear that tried to mix up  with a herd of steers being driven  into Fairbanks over the trail from  Valdez, soon found that he had no  business there at all. - The thirty-  five steers immediately surrounded  him and proceeded to put him out  of commission. In less than a  minute their hoofs and horns did  the work and there was nothing  left of Mr. Bear but patches of  hide, hair, and chopped up meat.  Having finished their work the  steers stampeded in- all directions  and it took the cow-punchers half  a day to get the herd together.  Tlie well known and popular  Pearl Oil is ������3.50 a case at Brown's  in Ferry, Wash.  A steamer is coiniii}- round the  Horn from Sydney, N. S., with  5,000 tons of steel for the G. T. P.  al Prince.Rupert.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Over forty teachers applied for  the vacant position in the public  school at Princeton.  ���������ra^-M-iV*"--^  !8SB9  - -  PHOENIX BEER  is delicious in taste and ^free from" impurities. ' Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity."/'"  Phoenix = Brewing = Ca:  (Limited;)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phohe438, Greenwood  Greenwood, is  the home for, workingmen of all nations.   -It is 2  convenient to the smelter on the'hill. - The dining room is'sup-'  ��������� .plied with tasty and substantial,food; while the bar coutains.the*  ������ best wet goods in  the "market.   .Electric lights all over', the  ������ premises.    Hot aud cold baths. _     -.,  Ola  Lofstad,   Proprietor  For SO 50 you can get a barrel of  Red, White and Blue flour at  Brown's in'Ferry, Wash.  Diamond drilling has ceased at  the Nickel Plate near Hedley.  George Allison killed a rattlesnake near Hedley that had eleven  rattlers.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  The  GraRby  Hotel  Is pleasantly situated in the heart  of Grand Forks and convenient to  all the commercial and financial institutions of the city. The proprietors aim to please all who  dwell within the portals of their  hostelry, and feel justified in stating that the food and service in  their dining room is seldom surpassed in the province. The bar  is replete with beverages ranging  from local beer to the vintage of  France. It is not necessary to  wait for a windy day to smoke any  cigar in the house. Travelers will  find a warm reception and a pleasant homo at tho Granby.  - - l!  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C, has a line oi nerve  .si bracers unsurpassed in any niouo-  tain town ol the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits meuti.  PR0C7E  LAGKWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE    SOLICITED.  The  Phoefti*  ������ ������ ������  The Knob Hill  IMson, B. ������5.  OKI). V. W'l'I.I.S, ������������������n>->rlctr>r.  First class in everything".  Steam ��������� heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  iru.ioeirijx, B. C,  Is half way up the hill and just  the place tefdrop in and invest  some panga for an excellent glass  of beer. The other beverages are  the best in the market.  If again, Proprietor.  as,  Application fur Ti'uiiHfui' of IjIcuiiho.  Tul'o Notico that I Intoiul to apply to the  Hoard of Ijk'onso Ccmrnlsslonorsof tlio Oily of  Oroenivood ut tlioir next aittlii'*'- for it tra.ixfer  of (lie I-lqtior Mconso now* liuld by mo for Ihe  Oroftiiivood hotel, silnutii on Lotj Twenty-ono  null Twunly, Hlock "II," i'lnn 2Jj. City'of Oroon-  Wfio'l, li, O, to 1-iiIrI I'orinii. '��������� '     '  Dulo-l till-swl Au������iut. lti'Hi. ���������    ���������'-.'���������������������������  A. It   MiiOOXAW)  Is an excellent home for the men  who work in the mines. The din-  ing room is supplied with the best  in the market, and the rooms are  warm and pleasant. The bar contains a fine line of nerve-bracers  and cigars that are a pleasure to  smoke. Drop in and shake hands  with the proprieter.  J. 6. Boone,  ppopttietott  T^EJVIOfJT HOUSE  ALEX.   STEWART  EHO-.T, B. C.  Dealer in Drugs, Stationery and  Fancy Goods. Preecriptioua com-  poended with careful promptness.  Ordere by mail receive prompt  attention.  Nelson. B. C, Is run on the  the American and European  plan Nothing yellow nbout  tin- house except the gold in  t'-e safe.  Lake view = Hotel  NELSON, B. O. '  Is a home for Miners.    Rates $1  a day.   All White Help .  N. Mallette    -������������������������������������-���������''   PKorniETOB  Regular monthly meetings of  Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. F.  & A. M., ore held on the first  Thursday in each month in Fraternity hall, Wood bloek, Government  street, Gioonwnor.l.. Visiting brethren  are cordially b.yitod to attend.      '  JAS,   -. I-IRNIK, Sooretary.  Greenwood Minora'  W-  F.   ML  Union,-No. 22, W.  ���������w ���������  A ���������   UX������ F m��������� moots every  Saturday ovening in Union Hall, Cop?  per otreot, Qteppwocifi, ot 7:80.  Also in hall at  IMofhpr Lpdp mine  '            -) GEO HKATUERTON, Seprptary.  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. O,  ��������� Is a coinfortablo homo for all  who travel to that city.  fJOCKLE & rArwoR^H.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, B. C, is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and ��������� game dinners a specialty.  Roonis^rescrvcd by telegraph.  HuaHfSKivEw.gProp  -51  rf


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