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BUT THE MERCHANT  THAT YOU BOUGHT THEM FROM WllL REPLACE THEM IF THEY DO NOT GIVE  ENTIRE- SATISFACTION.WITHIN THIRTY DAYS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.  miff  fHEY.WILLSTAND IT-BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE TO WEAR  We have just received a large and  well assorted line of  ���������TRUNKS BKS 3 ������������!-������?���������  co  PC?  NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS.'TO PLAY TRICKS WITH  ! THEM SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE  IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED AL'L THEIR STRENGTH '  IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS* OVERALLS.  BUT IF THEY WILL STAND THiS-THSLY WONT RIP  UNDER THE HARDEST KIND OF LEGITIMATE WEAR  WE ARE   THE AGENTS  Aw  GUARANTEED  OVERALLS  '  aK.E3BN-WOOD,      B.    C.  TRUNKS, STRAPS, &.  Prices to suit the customer and  goods to suit the price.  The best is the cheapest and  the cheapest the best for -the  .money.  SEB  THE r-INE.  You will save money by seeing  The Furniture & Stove Man.  PHONE 16. -        GREENWOOD, Ii. C.  HER FRIEND.'  W.'  h ���������  i  The Windsor Hotel is one of the best furnished  hotels in the ,West. lb is located in the heart of  Greenwood and within easy reach of all the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper  Metropolis. Heated with steam and lit by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is  'replete with all modern beverages, and the Cafe  never closes.    Rooms reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Bptel Co.       E. J. Cartier, Manager  *3JB3iSg-S^^  >Jj  ;i  m  i|  ft*  SS **  <1  '��������� s  W~i  ". Until you size.up our Stock and Prices.  We carry a BIG LINE of ALL KINDS.  GREENWOOD,   B. C.  OPPOSITE  THE   POST   OFFICE, PHONE   27  I  PC  SIR   EDMUND  WALKER," C.V.O.,   LL.D.,   D.C.L.,   PRESIDENT.  ALEXANDER   LAIRD,   GENERAL   MANAGER.  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000. Reserve Fund, $6,000,000.  f  i  Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of SI and upwards in this Department. Careful attention is given to every  account.    Small deposits are welcomed.  Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Full  and clear written instructions as to who is to make the withdrawals shohld always bo given to the Bank when opening accounts of  this nature.  '_  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager.        -       Greenwood Branch.  g ������  QG������������������������������&&������&r>P/*^<Z$QG^S^^$������<B������^^^^0&^8&������������  TEMPERANCE  is all right if'shorn of humbuggery.  Too much wat'-r drinking is just  ns injurious lib too much liquor or  aiiytliing else.  OUR PURE WINES  AND LIQUORS  arc incdiciual if not abtiscd. Every  'household should have a iiiodciutc  stipplv"of pure wines or liquors, in  . the  closet   for' emergency���������either.  unexpected visitors or sudden ill-  ���������������������������.'nt-MS,  when a drop of pure liquor  in time may forestall all necessity  .. for drugs.  ���������  ������r������������tmi*oi ������i(ju*r goinp-ri!', Ttitpoi'tm, firttiinwsl, B. 0.  i  ���������v  U  ON    PARLE   FRANCAIS.  ;       G KEEN WOOD,   B. C.  The Really Best House in the Boundary,  Recently Remodeled and Strictly Up-to-  Date.     Restaurant in Connection.    .  ROY & BOYER      -      -       PROPRIETORS. |  BY K.  V.  WARS.    -  In a very humble cot.  In a rather quiet spot,  In the suds and in the soap  Worked a woman full of hope;  Working, singinir, all alone.  In a sort of undertone,  "With a Saviour for a friend,  He will keep me to the end."  Sometimes happening along,  I had heard the semi-song,  Aud I often used to smile,     '  More in sympathy than guile;  But I never said a word ���������  In regard to what I heard,  ���������As she sang about her Friend.  Who would keep her to the end.  Not in sorrow libr in glee,  Working all day long was she,  As her children, three or four,  Played around her on the floor;  But in mouotones thesoi'g,  She was humming all day long,  "With a Saviour for a friend,  He will keep me to the end."  4 It's a song I do not sing,.   ���������  For I scarce believe a thing  Of the stories that are told  Of the miracles of old;  But I know that her belief  Is the anodyne of grief,  And will always be a Friend  That will keep her to the end.  Just a trifle lonesome she,  Ju.=t as poor as poor could be,  But her spirits always rose  Like the bubbles in the clothes;  And though widowed and alone,  Cheered her with the monotone,  Of a Saviour and a friend,  Who would keep her to the end.  I have seen her rub and scrub  Ou the washboard in the tub,  While the bab}-, sopped in suds,  Rolled aud tumbled in the duds;  Or was paddling in the pools  With old scissors stuck in spools,  She still humming of her Friend,  Who would keep her to the end.  Human hopes and human creeds  Have their root in human needs;  And I would not wish to strip  From that washerwoman's lip  Any song that she cau sing,  Any hope that song can bring,  For the woman has a Friend  Who will keep her to the end.  The Barn Dance.  There was a barn dance at White  Horse the other night, and the  society editor of The Star writes  about it as follows:  The hall was decked out in true  barn style, bales of hay being used  as seats. The walls were decorated  with harness., saddles, wagon wheels  forks, sheaves of green grain and  other things typical of farm life.  One box containing chickens decorated one side of the hall and  opposite was another box containing a cat and several kittens. The  back door of the hall was enclosed  by a teuipory .stable and dhe docile  big bay horse of iloland Ryder  stood there all night (���������uicbly eating  from a manger just inside the door.  There were ho cows there for  the reason' that nothing could be  provided for them to chew, all tlie  feed stores being out of cud.  Tlie White Pass barges have  great breadth of beam, but On,  you George Curtis,  T. L. McRae lias not yet recovered from a twenty -minutes  piccolo solo, ''Turkey , in tho  Straw," for the Virginia reel.  Old men danced who have had  'milk leg'for twenty years.  Only the baud was ready to quit  at quitting time.  Some of the costumes worn were  very'au fait (whatever that meana)  His name was not learned but  ono fellow certainly had a .Bowery  swing.  Governor Henderson was present  and danced until threatened with  hay lever.  Judging from the number of  enquiries made, Kelly wtw not  there.  uimgffliM  T. A. Garland is visiting his  son in Kaslo.  Walter Allison is'building an  hotel in Orient.  Dolls'and toys of many kinds at  Coles' Book Store.  Miss Ruby Hunter is teaching  school at Gleninore.  Mose Burns has taken*up hib  residence in Midway.  James West ia opening a restaurant in Grand Forks.  The wagon road to Phoenix is  being put in excellent condition.  Preparations aie being m ide to  commence woik at the Fremont.  A full line of School J3ooks and  School Supplies at Coles' Book Store  Mrs. Nelson Raker of Grand  Forks, is visiting friends iu Greeu-  wood.  Visitors to Kelson should take a  look at Billy. Thurman's cigar  store.  F. Jaynes has returned from the  Halcyon Springs much improved  in,health. '  The changing of the rock in the  Argo tunnel denotes the proximity  of a ledge.  Morrinj Thompson & Co. have  sole their Peachland store to Eyre  & Cutbill.  The Pioneer'makes its first appearance, this week, since the lire  in Phoenix.  George E. 'Hygh, of Merritt,  died last week after an operation for  appendicitis.  Pat Grifliu went to Midway  yesterday to become'chief clerk at  Orowell's hotel.  W. G. Gannce is said to have  made a clean-up in Victoria by  handling real estate.  The Rig Andy is being smoked  all over the mountains. It is sold  at the Central hotel, Phoenix.  Mayor Matheson aud P. U. Cosgrove have returned to Phoenix  Irom their trip to Fort George.  Waxtisd.���������A Good Cook for the  General Hospital, Phoenix. Wages  ���������������������0 a mouth. Apply to the Matron  Frank Bailey was married in  Vancouver, to Miss Hilda Scott,  and will spend their honeymoon in  England.  Arthur Day and several other  stalwart hunters .are looking for  cariboo and grizzly in the vicinity  of Rovelstokf.  David Whiteside is moving from  Grand Forks to Victoria. He has  obtained a position in the attorney-  general's ollice.  More development work is being  done afc the First Thought mine,  near Orient, than has been done at  any time iu the past.  At the Mother Lode, last Saturday, Alfred Ottollini was badly  bruised by being caught between  the timbers and a car.  John Keen is permanent chairman of the Kootenay-Rouudary  Liberal Association that was formed in Nelson last month.  Charles Ink died in Nelson this  week. With Houston and Dr.  Allen he founded the first paper in  Nelson, twenty years ago.  Wall-paper of many kinds, designs and prices, at Coles' Rook  Store. Decorate your homes before the frost becomes too continuous.  Fred Kirkpatrick, the printer,'  has gone to Grand Forks, to manipulate the straight matter upon  the leading Conservative journal  in the fruit metropolis.  Charley Hope, tho Indian, is  dead. He died sober and with his  boots on, While hauling hay.  near Godfrey, his team ran away  and crushed Charley until his soul  flew upward to the happy hunting  ground.  W. II. Gage is enlarging his  hotel at Castlegar, and was iu the  city last week buying supplies lie  bought the bar, formerly used in  the Victoria hotel, for $20, aiul in  addition .socuivd 'several' 'other  hotel articles from Ola Lofstad.  In Phoenix, D. J. Matheson has  the agency for twelve of the best  board fire insurances in .tho world.  The rates are moderate and the indemnity certain in case of loss. It  is a wise man who provides against  loss by fire. Drop a lino to D. J.  Matheson if you feel an interest in  fire insurance.  Lean as a surgeon. Although the  patient is 09 years old he is progressing favorably, and vwill t.oo;i  be able to go to his home on the  West Fork.  .- CITY COUNCIL.  -The council met on Monday  evening.  Au invitation to attend the opening of Ihe Tranquille sanitarium  was read; also lei ter from J. 10  Gibbon; re repairs to his building,  and city solicitor's reply to same;  also letter from Di-puty Prcvinchil  secretary, re admission of James  Joseph Ennis to Provincial Home.  Letters brdeied received and fyled.  A letter from Allis.Ohalmers-  Rullock Co. was read, re turbine  pump* and motor offering better  terms.    This was laid over.  The following accounts were  ordered paid:���������Sing Lung, 81.70;  P. W. George & Co., 87.������0; Greenwood Citv Waterworks Co., S123.25  J. II. McNeill, S1G.00; Russell-  Law-Oaiillic-Id&Co., 811.60; Kinney & Macdonald, 827.35; O. Lofstad, 83 00; Huuter-Kendrick Co.,  $37.50.  The street committee was iu-  s-tructed to clean up the streets and  repair the bridges.  The council adjourned until  Sep. 2G.  Western Float  A Local Option Town.  A writer in the Western Clarion  has the following to say about  Owen Sound, Ontario, a local  Option -Town: "Owen Sound is a  nice place. .Its principal amusement is Local Option, a pastime. I  found, that provides the moral  fcttviours of our race with a feeling  of having done their duty to mankind, and also the police force and  magistrate are plentifully supplied  with. cases of drunks, dives and  other accompaniments of prohibition. Of course, I did not leave  theie becauso of Local Option.  They say the unexpected always  happens, and if they imagined they  were going to make the town dry  well the unexpected did happen.  The whole thing is a farce, you  have drinks at breakfast, dinner  and supper. If you are around  one of the hotels, you get plagued  with confidential enquiries as to  whether the bartender is around,  is there any ehauce, have they got  anything? Perhaps luck favors  them and' they get a drink of  whiskey, or rather something iu  a whit key glass which seems to  bear a remarkable resemblauce to  turpentine or wood alcohol colored.  Local Option has just driven the  drinking behind closed doors, but  the drunks go about unblushingly.  They are not drunk;they are doped.  They look like a cross between -a  lunatic and a fellow half stupefied  through some drug. Still I guess  tlnit's enough about it."  Has The Big Heart.  Upon retiring from the management of the Douglas Lake Cattle  company, which .position he held  for twexty-eight years, J. R.  Greaves handsomely remembered  several of the old employees who  have been associated with the big  ranch since the early days. Joe  Coutlie, the cowboy foreman, was  presented with a slip of blue paper  worth ������1,500: while Bob Rearisto,  the storekeeper; and Billy Fountain, a veteran Si wash cowboy,  will be kept in chewing gum for a  while with cheques of 81000 each.  Other employees also have cause  to look happy.���������Merritt Herald.  A Big Crop.  Peter McMahon was found dead  on his ranch, near.Sidley, last Friday. CorouerClack held an inquest last Saturday,-when it was  found that McMahon had died of  heart failure while building a root-  house. Ho was over 70 years of  age, and in company wlth-'hi-j pirt-  ner, he owned -10 acres of laud  about one mile from SiiUey.  Oliver Laporto underwent au  operation at the ho'pital, lust  Fridny, for tho removal of his  prostate gland. It was the firs',  operation of the kind performed in  the Boundary and reflects much  credit  upon the . skill of Dr. Mc-  The fruit crop of Washington  and Oregon is exceeding'eveu the  greatest early expectations, and  will-prove a big a<*set to the State  this year, when the wheat crop  will run below the average. F.  W. Graham, northwest industrial  agent of the Great Northern, in an  interview with the Po**t Intelleg-  encer. declares thnt the output of  the Wonarcheo Valley will bo  worth 82,500,000 this year. Mr.  Graham is"in close touch with the  situation, of tlie railroads are constantly at work getting advance1  information on the crop and preparing to handle it. With Wen-  atchee shipping 2.500 to 3,000 cars  this year, the State's crop, if other  regions aro fqually prosperous,  will far surpass any previous yield.  And this year. With new trees  coining into bearing each year,  and tho railroad bringing in new  settlers into the fruit districts  almost as fast as their trains can  carry them across the continent,  Washington is sure to develope  into whir nature intended hereto  be, one of the world's great fruit  centers.  Poison  ivy is common around  Merritt.  Horses must not be tied to trees  in Vernon.  The shipyard at Nakusp employs  twenty men.  'At Salmon Arm, the tax rate is  fifteen mills.    ,-  In Trail, there are 1G7 children'  going to school.  There 'will be no fruit fair in  Kaslo this year.  The C.P.R. will improve its  station in Trail.  A steam laundry has been started in Chilliwack.  Ka������lo will borrow $0,000 for  local improvements.  Kaslo cherries are much appreciated in Edmonton.  The mushroom crop at Gleichen  is above the average.  Thomas Slater has opened a  shoe shop in Merritt.  At Ppntieton, twenty buildings  are under construction. *  Prince Rupert owns the telephone business in that city.  S. B. Armstrong will build a departmental store in Merritt.  The Granby company will work  their properties at Rossland.  The pear crop around Kaslo this  summer is a record breaker.  Elmore Jackson of Hedley, will  open a cigar store in Hedley;  There are eight typhoid fever  'patients in the hospital at Trail.  There are twenty-four students  afc the Grand Forks high school.  The salmon output of the Skeeua  river, this year, is 200,000 cases.  Orland Copp, a Cariboo pioneer,  died in Kamloops a few days ago.  At Ainsworfch, 700 feet of tunnel  is to be driven on the Highlander.  At Aiusworth, thirty-five men  are working at the Highland mine.  Rritish Columbia is to be stocked  with prairie chickens from Manitoba.  Fruitlands, is the name of a new  town across the river from Kamloops. ._ ,.  - At Peachland, the Vemenfc" pipe  works is being run-to its full capacity.  Captain James Garvie has opened a coal and wood yard in Chilliwack.  In Princeton, ten-years ago, the  citizens hunted ducks by moonlight.  The English Cove Resort hotel,  at Christiana lake, was burned  last week.  Mrs. Dedolph and family will  move from Kaslo to Germany in a  short time.  In Rupe, Sam Pierce was fined  S200 and costs for selling firewater  to a squaw.  George E. Parry of Vancouver,  has bought the Harrisou House, in  Chilliwack.  The week before last, 8100,000  worth of real estate changed hands  in Penticton.  Duriug August, 800,000 was expended in North Vancouver for  new buildings.  Hugh Stewart has sold his business in Cranbrook and moved to  Burlington, Out.  It is reported that Dr. Brett of  Banff, will havo charge of the new  sanitarium at Frank.  Harvest hands are scarce in the  Northwest, and the farmers are  calling for more help.  In the Slocan, Pat McGuire and  Ed Shannon are working the  Enterprise under lease.  The Rossland Miner is to be enlarged to eight pages. The Miner  is over fifteen years old.  Iu Hedley, much damage has  been done to the sidewalks by  horses walking on them.  Mrs. Mc Andrews has 60ld tho  site of the old Leland hotel, iu  Kaslo, to Robert Elliott.  They have bad Indians'in the  Nicola valley. Many of them have  recently been sent to jail for various offences.   .      , ;...'' ���������'  At Sandon, twenty-five men are '  working, at the Slocan Stan '  'This  mine was located'by Bruce' White,  October 7, 1891.,   "     ���������' '    .    -    !  Mann & Mackenzie are behind a  pulp and paper company that has  been formed in the east to operate*  in British Columbia.  At the Bluebell mine, on  Kootenay  lake,  six  men   a'e   gettingt.  ready for the installation of ���������a ,lar- ':���������  ger compressor plant.   ��������� ���������'   ���������'"' ��������� ���������* '; ' '  The grading of the Portland  Canal Short Line railway at Stewarfc  will be finished next month. Nine  miles are now ready for the rails. ���������'  The Sun is the name of a .new  morning paper in San Francisco.  It is the first morning paper on -the  Pacific Coast to be sold for a cent.  Nam Sing, a Chinaman who-ha'd  lived in the Cariboo for fifty years,  died in Vancouver last week.   'He,  leaves a widow aud eleven children.'  This year, the West Canadian  Collieries Co. has expended 82oOt-  000 for new buildings, at - their  coal mines in the Crow's Neet  Pass.  C. H. Allison of Cranbrook/has  opened  a  drug'store'in  Quesnel.  Four other druggists were making t  for the sapae location, but he-got  '  in first.  By order from the government,  all the beavers upon Lulu Island  have been killed. The buBy .animals caused too much loss to itl*e  farmers.  - In Michel, some of the residents  have been presenting the local.-editor with sacks of home-grown {potatoes.    It- must be easy to run ;������ ���������  paper in that town.  The Grand Forks Sun says'that  Pete Zare owns the only French  dog in the Boundary. This canine  spends most of his time hunting  frogs iu the Kettle river.  Mrs. Goolack committed suicide  by jumping into the canal at Ottawa. Her -husband was killed Ui  the Roger's Pass slide last winter,  and she never recovered mentally  from the shock.  William Claffy, who died in Nelson, last week, wa3 one of the oldest prospectors in the Sheep Cregk   ,  district, and-had'recently -received'--  a substantial payment upon.' some - *  claims in the Erie camp.   '  Work is not progressing very  fast on the western end' of the  G.T.P. railway owing to the lack  of labor. If the contractors' wilt  raise wages from 81.75 to 882.50 a  day the trouble will disappear.  After a hundred years, work is  to be resumed upon the Anaconda  mine on Queen Charlotte Islands.  The trees upon the dump are a .  century old. It is not known who  sunk the original shaft upon the  property.  The Dominion government will  build a wide wapou road from the  Glacier House to the Deutscbman  Caves. The road will be seven  miles long and pass through some  of the-finest scenery in British  Columbia.  i' i. i ti  ,    ,���������>,-��������������������������� it!'""'"''-/!  i-     ..   '*    '  *j V ^/t T  The Bank of Montreal is willing by each  A Powerful Link.  Talking about the proposed  water connection between Portland  and West Robson a Spokane paper  says:  New Canada has come.  Rritish Columbia balances New  Brunswick aud Nova Scotia, aud  the day of political superiority  over Quebec and Outario is at hand  foi' Saskatchewan, Manitoba an&  Alberta.  Premier Laurier's answer afc  Nelson, R. C. to the request that  Canada make the Columbia navigable from Robson to the international bouudary constitutes one  of the evidences of the new Canad-  ianism. The new project appeals  to him as likely to result in better,  relations between Canada and tbe  United States, and mutual co-operation between the two governments in surveys, estimates and >  engineering also appeals to him as  preferable to  independent  action  The newspaper is a law for the  indolent, a sermon for tho thoughtless, a library for tlio poor, and an  admonisher for the lawless. It may  stiiniilnte the most indifferent but  cannot be published without cost  nnd H-'iit freo to subscribers. This  is no joke,���������Ex,  to lend Prince Rupert a million  doilars-for. street grading.  This year fifty-eight carloads of  apples were grown in the Kootenay  and Boundary fruit fields.  John Connors got six months in  jail for robbing the rooms of the  Pacific hotel, at Columbia.  At Merritt, Bob Reid was lined  8100 and given six months in jail  for selling liquor to Indians,  The Granby company has leased  and bonded the Cliff; and Consolidated St. Elmo mines, in Rossland.  Owing to the low water in the  Fraser river the steamers cauuot  make the upper landing at Chilliwack.  In Grand Forks, Jack Cir-  miehael  was sent 'thirty  (lays   to  j-iil for selling candy  without   m  license. ���������*-       ���������  A young beaver camo to Kaslo tll������ mutU!il ^���������QtaB0 ���������* <������"*���������  upon a boom of log-j from Lardo  and is showing theiuhabitauts haw  to get busy,  Ten years ago "au international >  improvement of "the Columbia  would hardly havo been feasible,  and the suggestion of the. two  nations working together would  not have been made.  Meantime tho Premier's promise that ho will ask the minister  of public works to have surveys'  made and tha expense of tho improvement estimated nieans much  to the Pacific northwest and particularly to Spokane. Canadian  and American improvements1'"���������������������������������'  the Columbia insure a now and ii ���������  expensive outlet to the ocean for  the iulaud empire, with( water  regulation of railway freight rates.  The social and commercial bonds  that cro-*.-* tho boundary will be  Mt'cngtheni'd. Spokane aud the  interim' of British Columbia will  eiiine into cloier touch, greatly  to;  No borrower cau afford  to liavfr  stago fright. -  :*-VI  M  \-J!*  *-vj | THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  How He Traded In thu South During  lhe Civil War and Why He Quit.  By  ALBERT CHITTENDEN  Copyright. 1910, by American 1'ress  .Association.  In 1802;'when President Lincoln fear-  ed that tbe want of cotton by the English and other foreign  manufacturers  might lead to. Intervention;" he  Issued  an order to his generals to give-every  facility I" .ilielr power to persons desiring to pun-liuse the ..article and permit them to ship It on the army wagons going uoriti empty for supplies for '  the troops.    At the time cotton could |  be bought tor u song In the south, nnd '  before the war closed it hud risen to '  a   dollar   a   pound   lu   the   northern!  states, j  I was then young and eager.to'make '  money.    LI living some capital, I   went ,'  down   Inio   Virginia  and   rode  mining j  the plantations In the neighborhood of ���������  the Union untiles, buying ooiion wher- i  ever I  found nn opportunity to get It i  within  our  lines  and  send   It   nurili  !  One day I   hnd; boeir out a few 'miles' j  beyond lhe (,'iik-ii n-dellos to a i>lnilia- '  tion whore I hnd been told was stored ���������  a large slock ot cotton.   There was uo j  enemy  In that direction, and it  there'  were I considered my 'vocation a shield .'  against Interference, for 1  was a eitl- |  zen engaged In assisting the southern' j  planters to turn 'their cotton into mon- ;  e.v.    I bought tifiy bales on condition  that   I   could   get   transportation   for  them and rode buck to the Union lines.  Something about the arrangement of  the camps looked different from what  J  had  left.    Indeed.  1  found a great  deal of difference.    While 1  hud been  away the corps I  had left bad moved  and another had taken' Its place.   The  otlicer of the picket post would not allow me to go where I liked, but took  me   to   the   provost   marshal,   Major  Campbell.  I ^noticed that the moment the provost marshal looked at me he gave a  faintly perceptible start. I told him  who I was and the business I was engaged In. lie listened to my story,  then suid lie would report my case to  the general commanding.: lie left me  to do so and was going so long that,  tired of waiting. 1 was about to mount  niy horse and ride away when a sentry  slopped me. J iisked him why he detained me, and he said that he hnd  been Ordered not to let me leave till  the provost marshal returned.  Major .Campbell rode up as I was  talking with the sentry. He asked -tne  to come into his tent and, getting out  the army demijohn. Invited rue to have  something, lie chatted in a familiar  way, seeming ���������much interested in my  cotton purchases and asking me a  number of questions pertain ing to the  business. Ue : told me that the general would like to see me. but was too  busy to receive me till the next day.  I had left my belongings at a bouse  n short distance lu rear of the army,  nnd when the conversation lagged I  arose and said I would ride there, return In the uiorning aud call on the  general. Major Campbell said that  there was uo necessity for me to go  away, since he would be happy to give  nie a cot In a...tent with a subaltern  otlicer and my men Is at his mess. But  1 said I wished some clean linen and  would prefer to go. At that be told  nie. as politely as possible thnt the  general had directed him to briug me  to his headc'iiarters the next day and  he would not dure risk losing me.  This was equivalent to telling me  thnt I was a tenipora ry quasi prisoner. Nevertheless I did not think  much of the matter, for if permitted  to go I might HorJ it incouvenieut to  return. In that event the major  would be liable to censure for disobedience of orders. So J made a virtue  of necessity, saying that I would be  happy to accept his hospitality.  During the evening 1 played the  army, game with the major and several other officers lu his tent, the  army game being draw poker,   with '  my cotton buying, but he wouldn't listen to It He seemed more interested  In learning where I had been during]  the day I hud come Into his lines and!  the day before that and as far back as  I could remember. Then suddenly h'ej  ceused to take any further interest In'  me or my whereabouts and, calling his  chief of staff, waved me back with thej  others.  Major Campbell rode with us���������why  I didn't know, for he was not of the  I general's personal staff.   Judging from j  his interest lu me, I fancied that he  might have been brought along for tho  purpose of entertaining me.   He kept  calling my attention to this feature of  the   position   and   telling   me   things  nbout lhe number and disposition of  the troops.    They would not have Interested me In the slightest had not his  statement of the different divisions and  brigades   he   declared   were   ou   the  ground'���������'���������'appeared    much    overdrawn.  Out  why should he bother me at all  with these matters, and why should he ���������  desire to make It appear to me that j  the army was stronger than it really!  was?   I was a citizen with no military  knowledge whatever and was content i  Unit these (lory soldiers should slaugb-!  ter one another ad lib. provided 1 could '  make a fortune.  The general called Major Campbell  to him nnd said something In an.undertone. Then the major dropped  buck bui'de me. As he left the general the latter said loud enough to bo  hea rd:  "That plan would never do in tho  world. He who has eyes to see can  see for himself. I'll issue the order as  soon as I get back to headquarters."  1 had no.idea what this rneuut, nor  did i take any interest In It 1 was  getting disgusted at being kept Idle |  nil this while by these autocratic military men. I wanted to get at the  quartermaster, since the general tool:  no Interest in my business affairs, and  secure transportation for the last lot  of cotton I had bought  But a terrible surprise was In store  for me. We had no sooner got back  to camp thau 1 was placed under arrest, with two soldiers standing over  me, ready to shoot me at the slightest  provocation. 1 was not only Indignant���������1 was frightened. No officer  cume near me, so that I was unable  to ask any one what it all meant, except my guards, who told me that alt  they knew about it was that they had  orders to shoot me If 1 made the  slightest move to escape.  The first Information as to my real  position 1 received was when an officer approached me and began to read ;  from a paper be held in his bands.   I)  was too agitated at first to listen to1  or understand It, but presently I gath-'  | ered from It that 1 was charged with'  i beiug a spy and was to be tried for j  that offense by drumhead court niar-  '  tial that very evening.  Everything now gradually became  plain to me. On the supposition that  I had come into their lines for the  purpose of gaining Information .the  provost marshal had reported the fact  to the general, leaving word that I  should not be permitted to go away.  The matter of my Identity beiug supposititious, 1 was not to know that I  was suspected until they were sure of.  their case. This accounted for the in-!  terest I. had excited and for my tent'  mate watching me while 1 took off uiy  clothes. He wished to know if I was  armed. Then while on the tour of inspection they had thought of permitting me to go back to where I came  from to report a greater force than  they mustered. Hut the general had  quashed this plan, sayiug, "He who  has eyes to see can see for himself."  The order be said he would issue was  for my trial, which also meant execution.  In the evening I was taken Into a;  ���������large tent where a number of officers  ���������sat around a pine table lighted with  'candles. One of them stated that I  had been lurking about their camps  and had lieen arrested. But before be-  ilng placed In proper confinement 1 had  taken to my heels, tearing up a paper  as I ran. I had escaped, but the bits  -of paper collected had contained draw-l  ings of their position and memoranda  of the number of their troops. j  An officer acted as my counsel, but  'as he knew no more about me than the,  others his defense was worthless. Lm-'  fortunately 1 had recently sent a lot  of business papers north that would  have proved my identity. As it was  I was mistaken for some one they bad  Tb������ rooster dar.ccd upon his porch  And said, "This is me home."  And then he played a sacred hymn  Uponhls toothless comb.  The cleplmnt unpacked his trunk  And  blinked' Ills ��������� wooden eye.  Then with his tall lie wrote his name  Upon the spool'y sky.  The, fat man sal upon a prima  And held his cloven breath,  Because he didn't want to choke  The cunning prune to death.  The wlmpus wlmped athwart the walk,  A spon������e between his teeth.  He walked upon .the top because  lie couldn't walk beneath.  The woodoluiek.hll the comet with  'A'.Hec-b of a-'gel cake,  'I'lier, iiiioih; "My goodnesa, Agnes, wha{  Nlco ''"otliplcks ''���������u  would makel"  A (lea on a inlurnm strummtd,  And loudly he did cuss,  For he was full ol' railroad spikes  And hlp-po-pot-a-mus.  The bumblebee danced with a clam,  The pickle with a tripe.  The dliiosimi-us gave the ant  An awful backhand swipe.  The'doodlebug gnschsllpped his wire.  The digdlt saw the deed.  ��������� *      ��������� ��������� ���������       .���������������������������'.    *; ���������    ���������;���������������������������     ���������     '  .      ���������  Oh, not again before 1 snooze -  On lobster will 1 feed!  ���������Spokane Spokesman-Review.  His Good Taste  A young man .contemplating -matrimonial felicity took his fair intended  to the hoine of his parents Unit she  might be introduced to the old folks.  "Thi.- is my future wife," said the  young man proudly,- turning to paterfamilias, who "was a canny Scot  "Now, father, teil me candidly what  you think of her."  Tht old man eyed the blushing .bride  ���������lect critically for fully; two minutes  and  then  aswered w.th del.b.ration:  "Well, John, I can only say that  you have shown much better taste  than ��������� she'lias."  "1 huve it, girls," exclaimed the  lady with the sharp nose and the  cold eyes, rising in the suffrage meeting. "1 have a plan that will show  the men we arc in earnest in our  fight for tlie ballot."  "Let us '���������resolve that we will not  nuirry thorn unless thoy give us the  vote," cries a militant sister.  "No," exclaims tlie sharp-nospd/ono  "1 .say let us declare that if thoy do  not give us the ballot wc will marrv  them."���������Chicago Post.  The Oil of Power.���������Tt is claimed'-for  Dr. Thomas' Ecleetric Oil that it will  cure every ill, but its u.-.es are so  various that it may be looked upon us  n general pain killer. It hns achieved  that greatness for itself and all tit-  tempts to surpass it have failed. Its  excellence is known to'till'who have  tested its virtues and learnt by experience.  Tlicy were having tea on the lawn  "How  many  lumps  of sugar?"  inquired the hostess.  "Two lumps," answered the young  man, "and only en o-1-rpillor, if y^u  ..���������lease."���������Pittsburg Post.  Minard's   Liniment   Curas   Garget   in  Cov,s.   J������   Sco!t���������"See that man who just went  by? lie landed in this cify with bare  feet, and now lie's got a million."  Alott���������"Great Jupilor! That beats  the centipede to a frazzle."���������Roston  Transcript.  :'i-������!*??-^*W5^  -**|Bfl'ftft^  BWOST PERFECT MADE .  We know and users of Royal Yeast Cakes know that these  are the best goods of the kind in the World. Bread made with  Royal Yeast will keep moist and fresh longer than that made with  any other.   Do not experiment���������there is no other "just as good."  E. W OILLETT CO. LTD. Toronto, Cnt.  Awarded highest honors at all Expositions.,  Montreal  n^v'ift  ~- -'"' Ml>^pw*-*wwn^rtWffwigaMwowwwnww  UNCONSCIOUS HUMOR.  The Reply of a Statesman's Wife.  "Dues your husband believe iu the  separation' ,of the church and the  state?"  "I guess so. He uever goes to  church."���������Judge;  The Cost of  Living.  Tom. Tnm, the piper's son.  Stole a. pig. and away he run.  The pig was eat and ,om was arrested,  but tn������ Jud-?e said >t was-a shame to  punish film while ihe (alleged) beet  trust was at large, so he discharged  hlin with a reprimand, and  Tom went .roaring'down ..the street.  ���������Clllnaco Trihi-n*  Thrcuch  the  Tonsorial  Ages.  (In old l*elsh;i*'z;ir*s day.i  Mtirhcr (the iiioriiing aftei'i���������Kind of  swell lime down til tlie palace last  nijiht. I ���������''hear- Kd, tlie second heuO  wu iter, you know, was ju.si In hern  and he sa.vs there was h lot of whit*  opened (Pause.) I un'erstand nobody's been able to figure out what  thsit writing on the wall says. Of  course it's prob'bly some practical joke  that somebody���������  Helsliazztir (lii'titallyi���������Are you sharing me with n razor or a I lthV���������Puck.  Tact  ' "Helen," demanded the stern  motne--, "what are au these little stars  at tne end ot tli.s young mail's Idtor '*  Auw, suine guiij would lmve biusned  uiiU atiin.itca tney \iere kis������es, bui  nut, itceii.  "lou see, iniiiiiinti," she replied  caluiiy, "nc is a student pf tistronoiny,  mm uie little stars niiiictiio tiiu position of cenain planets in tue soiur  hystoni."  Minard's  Liniment' Cures  Diphtheria.  Overrunning the Soil  Old D.id���������liack lo tlie la. in, my boy.  "iso use, ciud.   All tne f.uin.' are occupied by summer bonrilurs."  The Vicar���������Hut, my clear hi'ly, you  must know that you owe som.tiling to  your fellow num.  The F.ighty Ons-O'i, ye-, Mr. Good-  heart, but my hu-ihtind pays till my  jills.  "Do you know, my chr. gliler, thnt  every name means somethi g? For i.i-  stance, Charles means hrnve, William  resolute,   George "    "Oh,   I   know  what George means, mother." "Wei!,  what i.s it?" "Goo:go means business.  He told nie so last night."  Glasgow invitations are nothing if  not hearty-. Two fii.nds met after a  fairly long separation. "Alan, Tarn,"'  says one, "whtmr in a' t'.e ���������airth hae  ye boon hidin' yersel'? I haveiui seen  ye for an age." "Wee!, .Teems, I've  been doon"Gourock way a guid while  Come (loon tin' see me sune. I've g--t  a set of good boxing gloves, an' if ye  come doon any dtiv I'll knock the face  tiff ye."  LIFE A JIGHTMARE  Helpless and BroKen Down,  Dr. WiHiams-'PinK Pills  Came to the Rescue.  Tlicre^are many who think anaemia  is a trouble connned to growing girls  anil women, but tli.s is not the case.  "iuou-.uii'ds of men are anaemic, and  attribute   their  growing   weakness  to  mental    or    physical    overwork,    or  worry,   ami   who   do   not  appear   to  realize t.iat  they are sniftiy passing  into Hint condition known us general  nubility, and that    their    trouule   is  due   entirely   to   the   fact  tlu.t  their  lilood  i.s  watery and  imi-ure.    If tlie  tiouble   i.s    not   taken in time, they  pass from one stage to .another until  a ��������� breakdown''is  complete,  and  often  until a cure is beyond hope.   To men  ui till walks of life there is no inedi  cine so ; valuable   as    Dr  t'ink Pills.   If you feel jaded, weak or, ..     , .,       .  . .-   ,    Ti  worn out these  I'.lls  w.il mtike that   fl-^d ,on ns tl,c niniimum required.   It  rich, red blood that   puts     vim   and   .w---   be   remembered   that   the   Wes-  encigy into everv portion of the bodv. ���������  e-Vil"? celebrated   the advent of  the  Alaking good blood is the mission of   twentieth  century  by raising a fund  Dr.  Wihiain,'  I-ink Pills    and   good i of a mil'!on fiJ"nons for church pur-  r,f nr.r,A h,f.,in.' poses.    Since  then  the  denomination  As Londoners  subscribed $925X00 to the twentieth  century fund, which waj for the purposes of tlie denomination in general,  The Way It Sometimes Crops Out In  Examination Papers.  "About the driest thing lu the world  <s tho reading of n lot of examiuutlon1  papers," said a young University, ofi  Pennsylvania English instructor re-!  cently, "but occasionally' the monotony!  of an evening of such work is relieved  by. a bit of humor. "Frequently students try to he funny, thinkiug, perhaps, that they will in'this .way.get on  the right side of the man who marks  the papers, hut, such attempts are usually Hat failures. It Is the unconscious  bits of humor that arc the gems.  "A short, lime ago 1 gave as a subject for an essay to oue of my freshman classes "My Impressions of Pennsylvania.' One youth wrote his naiaa  at tlie lop of his paper and then sat  through the entire hour, -razing at tho  ceiling, "apparently.'."unable to get a  start. Then al the end be handed in  the blank piece of paper. As a pieca  of satire it would havo been excellent,  but I am sure he had no such intention. The blank paper merely represented his inability to get- his impressions in writing and not the lack of  impressions.  "A short time ago a history profes-1    A  Mild  Pill  for  Delicate  Women.���������  sor asked the question. 'What caused 'Tlle ,)los- delicate woman can undergo  the French rebellion of 1S30T   One ot',il c?lUlSC ������/ ^-''iiiolee'.s Vegetable PiLs  the   replies   was   merely.   'Too   much '"li"^   f^r - of   .u-'P-e'-*-.nt   7������;f  ��������� ���������.,.     ,    ., .. , J      ,    , quences.    Ineir action,  while  wholly  Bourbon.     If this answer had come  uUuctivej & mild UIld '.lgrcc.abiu.    3,*  from an ordinary student he would violent pains or purgings follow their  have given lhe writer credit for a - use, as thousands of women who have  witty answer, but it was written by. 1 used them can testify. They are,  a serious minded youth from the coun. J therefore, strongly recommended- to  try, who. he was sure, was incapable women, who are more prone to elisor-  of such un effort and probably did not,'dcrs of>hu digestive organs than men  even know there was a whisky by that  name. Truly the unconscious nre the  geuis."-PhiladPlphiu Record.  Red,  Weak,   Weary,  Watery  Eyes  KcuuviM by Murine J'iyo iieuieuy  '.liy iviuiiiie l'ur your --.ye. Troubles  lou will like Murine. It feootlies.  50c at lour UrUf-gists. Wr.te for liye  ���������jooKs i''ree. luuiiiu l-iye Iteinecly  Co., Toronto. a  A Popular Fashion  Tailor���������How about the collar on  your coat?  Customer���������Mako, it so that if you  were coining down the st.eetto collect  ihe bill you couldn't see me.  What 11 change comes over soma  men after niurr.uge. In the courting  clays tmy love to kiss thoir. b���������st girt  every t.me the trum cjmes to 11 tunnel; afterwards tney take a drink iu-  stell.t.  State of Ohio, Oity of Toledo.  . Lucas County.    ���������'  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he  is senior partner of tlie firm of P. J.  Cheney & Co., doing business in the  City of- Toledo, County and State  aforesaid., ami that said firm will pay  tlie sum of ONK HUNDRED DOLLARS for each -and every case of  Catarrh that cannot lie cured by the  use of Hail's Catarrh Cure. " -1  FRANK J. CHKNKY.  Sworn to before tne and subscribed  in my presence, this 6th day of De-  comber, A.D. 188G.   ,  A. W. GLEASON,  (Seal) Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern,  ally, and acts directly on tlie blood  and mucous surfaces of the system.  Send for testimonials free.  F. J. CHKNI5Y & CO., Toledo, O.-  Sold by all Druggi-ts, 75c. .  Take Hall' Family Pills for constipation. ' / ���������   -  Nick���������"What good is an - "asbestos  curtain, anyway?"  Nax���������"Keeps the sl\ow from being  roasted."���������Yale Record.   ���������  If allowed to roam over your house  those innocent lookir-g flies may cause  ! a real tragedy any day, as they are  known to be the principal agents for  the spread of dysentery, typhoid fever,  diphtheria, tuberculosis, and other in.  fectious diseases. The remedy lies in  Fly Pads.  m  i  Busy London Methodists.'  A great fund is in contemplation for,  the development and reconstruction of  Wiili'ims'1 Weslevan   church   work   in   London.  1 : TJi(j sum Q, $1o50i0fi0 is iike]y to be  blood is the one secret of good health! Poses .  and vigorous l-fj.    An excellent cas.J,hn.s srown 1.1 wealth,  in point is that of Mr. R. W. Ellis,,       .        .     ,      , . , ,     ,,  of Bulcarres, Suak.; who says: "Just i *-e������tury fund   which vbj for the pur-  four   years   ago   I   nai is   England | ?���������s of,l ���������? c'c"������.nn"'?,tI0n 'VT-8 ' 1  making   preparations     to    fulfil   tlie   J* ls ^ 1,lko,,y J'1"1 ,l,,p-Y. .w,������ ,8������,"lt  long cherished ambition of coming to  ^"} t,,e ^ <?   ?"bscnbing $1,250.  Canada.    My  health    at    that   time' ������������������ for work ln tl,eir own ,nldst-  was 'normal, though I was never very  strong.   Tluve weeks befoie the time  of my clei>arture I was overcome with  ti feeling    of   geneial    weakness and  A traveller, overtaking an old doctor, whose nag was much I'at.gucd,  quizzed the old gentlemn:i upon his  turn-out. "A nice horse yours, doctor! Very valuable beast that! But  what makes' him wag his tail so,  "Why, as you have asked nie, I will  tell you. It's is fer the same icason  that your tongue wags so���������a sort of  natural weakness."  Jones���������Uncle Sam is going to laun.  der his dirty money.  Wrong Duck���������Me fob China with  the week's wash pletty quick!  Tlie  editor suddenly became consi-]  and    lifsless    that': my   days    were j  shrouded    in    gloom        Consultation, h t landing behind  ^i*!1 a,^^ur brottgM meno^consolt,-! hiln     booking  round  his  glance fell  upon a seedy-looking individual with  Innocent 'of Tips  ."Gracious, Uncle Timrod!" exclaimed his f.ishion.-ible city niece, in the  corridor of the big hotel, "why did  you remain in the diningroom so long  after we had clincl?"  "Well, I'll tell you, Susie," confid*d  the old man, with a b.oad grin. "The  waiter that waited on us kept holding out his hand when I started out  und of course I had to shako it every  time. Wasn't going lo let it be said  that he had more manners than your  Uncle Timrod."���������Chicago News.  At an international football match  played last scas-n between England  and" Scotland, an English enthusiast  repeatedly kept shouting lo his side,  "Sit on them," until a Scotsman "near  by called out, "Hand your whisht,  mon; ye can sit on a rose, but ye  carina sit on a thistle.".  il  An Englishman, who was in the  company of an Irishman, thinking to  take a rise out of him, said:���������"Pat; I  will give you eight'npc-nce (eight in  pence) for a shilling."  Pal thought for- a nnurnt, then  diving his hand in his trousers pocket, produced Iho rrquhel shilling.  At the same time tlie Englislunan  slipped eightpence- into Pat's hand, '  saying:���������"Not bacUis it?" "No," replied Pat, "hut the shilling is."       ;  ' ,  Old Gentleman���������"Do -you know you  tire the thirteenth beggar who' has  pestered me for monev today?"  B-ggur���������That's    all" right,   sir.      I -  ain't superstitious."  '  greenbacks In lieu of chips.   Somehow j their grip on before and who they sup-  it seemed to';'me that 1 was-an-object  of interest.. Every now and again an  officer would come to the tent to look  over the game. But, glancing up at  these gentlemen, I Invariably noticed  their eyes fixed on me rather than on  the cards. I was puzzled. What was  there about a civilian engaged in cotton buying to interest officers of. the  army? However, the game interested  me. and speculation of this kind did  not take root in my mind. We played  t'lT midnight, wbeu the party broke  lip, and I was conducted by my tent  .mate to my place of rest. I uoticed  that he kept au eye on me while I took  (iff my outer clothing and did not take  It away till I stood In my undergarments.  ���������   While going'to sleep  the .clrctim  stances of my detention, 'ilie Interest I  hud excited, this watchfulness of my  tent  mate, altogether  found a  firmer  Judgment hi my bruin.    Vet as I pondered   ovit   the   mutter   I   could   not  think of one act sufficiently noticeable  to signify anything In particular.    As  for my visit to the general the next  day. It migbl be an advantage..   I ,hud  expected to arrange for cotton trans-  portJitlon with tbepuartermaster.  Pos  jslbly I might -derive some advantages  by Interesting the general In what I  itras doing.    . ��������� ������������������������    ���������  [ The next morn Ing- I  waited till  11  lo'clock  for  Major' Campbell   to  take  (me to the eenenil. when, bccomlm- im  patient, I asked him tne cause or (nff;!  deluy.    He told tne that the general!  wua busy.    I  Inwardly cursed these'  military nabobs who,made every one! j  await their pleasure aud were treated  by their subordinates as princes of the; I  blood. If not sovereigns,   it was not! I  till 8 In1 tbe afternoon that the major;  told me to mount my horse aud go'  with him. "   . "   ',  We found the general about to ride!  out on a tour ot fuspectlon, and 1 was,  invited to Join blm. 1 djd eo, and for(  awhile tie kept me beside him, asking,  me what seemed to mo a lot ot stupid  questions.    1 tried to tell him about  posed .was.still plying his vocation as  spy under tlie guise of a cotton buyer.  I was condemned to be shot in an  hour. Ten minutes before the time  appointed for my execution an officer  rode up and called out:  "We've retaken that fellow who got  'away last week. He's been concealed  by a southerner."  ,   The  moment  he looked at  me  be  jstarted buck In astonishment. .  ' "I'd have sworn," be said, "that I  ���������left you only 0 few minutes ago. Too  ���������must be his twin brother."  '' 1 was uot "Ills twin brother," but  when I saw him the next morning Just  before lie was shot I saw that bis resemblance to me was remarkable.  I had had enough of cotton buying.  I concluded to go north and recover  from ihe shock I hnd received.  No More I rishmen  "Na, na, I'll hae nae mair Irish  men," said a Scotch farmer to a Hibernian applicant for work; "the last  twa that I had dee't on my han,' and 1  had to bury them at my ain expense."  "Och, sure, there's no fear 0' me;  Shure I can get a sartifiikit from the  houle of me masters Hiatal never dud  wid none 0' them."  Fred���������"There seems to be a lot more  fuss-made, of Miss Goldlot's singing  than Miss Rohson's, and I am sure  Miss Robson has by far the richer  voice."  Jac���������"Ah, yes; but Mi *s Goldlot has  by far the richer father."  tion. ��������� Debility -was my trouble and  I was on the point of a breakdown.  'Canada in your cor.d.tio.i means  death,' said'the doctor. 'You must  have a complete rest.'. A rest, however was out of the que;t 01; a fortnight's holiday I had and then back-  to earn" tny daily bread. The next  years were a series of-misery and despair, body and brain undermined  with a complaint the doctor could  only ���������cull'debility, but apparently  could not cure. * Snatching holidays  when I could I struggled on until tlie  opening of. 1909, when completely  prostrated I was compelled ."to go to  my parents and become a burden to  them.'; My l.'feVas simply an existence and friends said, behind my  back, 'consumption.'  "In April,, lt.09, I brgan taking Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. Three months  later, on July 1st, I s i!ed from Liverpool on the Tunisian for Montreal,  full of new life, energy and hope. In  this great country I am making good]  and I owe it all. to Dr. Williams')  Pink  Pills.    In  three    months    they  the eyes of a crank.  "I beg your pardon," said the new.  comer, "but is there an opening here  for a first-class intellectual wiiter?"  "Yes," giimly responded the editor.  An ingenious carpenter, forseeing your  visit, has provided an excellent opening. Tu;n the knob to the right and  do not slam the door as you go out."  Very  Much Surprised.  "You look surprised, Mrs. Mangle;  what's the matter?"  "Why, my son, Tom, came in just  now full of an ,aviary meet he has  seen. He told me some news of thej  flights in the air that were absolutely  incredulous and so suprised me as to j  leave me almost in a state of putrefaction."���������Baltimore American.  AT THE OUTSET  Young married couples should start their house-keeping  careers    aright.      Remember,     Mrs.    June-Bride,    that  \>il  The transition from winter's cold to  summer's heat frequently puts a strain  upon the system thut produces internal complications, always painful and  often serious.  tV common form of dis  changed"me from"rnervOTs"wreck-to I order Is dyse������<ery, to which many are  1 healthy man.   When doctors failed I ������5������������������,,!" ^^  St:-rn Parent���������"Tommy, you are not  to play with thut Smith boy any more;  he looks a bad little boy.*"  Young Hopeful���������"Oh, daddy, he  isn't; he's a goad l'ttl; boy. He's been  in a 'reformatory school twice, and  each time he's got let out for his good  conduct."  "I wonder what tlie teaclur meant  about the singing of my two' daughters?"  "What did he say?"  "He .-mid that Mamie's voice wus  i-oocl, hut Maude's was better still."-���������  Catholic News.  thoy succeeded, and I honestly believe  they saved my life."  You can procure this great health  giving medicine from any dealer or  by mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes  for $2,50 from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  Visitor���������Do you think he is like  George?  Mother���������Rather. If baby had a  mustache you couldn't tell which from  which.  Rouse the  Congregation.  A certain Sceteh minister, a newcomer in lhe parish, finding It impossible to arrest the attention of his congregation, became desperate. JVo sooner did he appear in the pulpit than  they promptly composed themselves to  sloop. ,. -......-  One evening, after taking up his position, he rapped sharply on the ledge  in front of him.and addressed his  soiiinoleht- flock In tones of severe' remonstrance. ���������������'���������������������������:���������  "Now, brethren," be said, "it's noi  fair to go lo sleep as ye always ha'  (liuie directly I begin tny.sermon. Ve  might wait 11 wee till I gel tilling, and  then, if I'm no worth hearing sleep  ���������iiwaV-wl*. ye. and I'll no cure. But  d'tiiiugo before I ha' commenced. Uio  aie this one cliiirice."  ' Finding thoy \yere all fairly awake  by thut time, ho w'ont-on:  "1, shall take for uiy tost, the two  words-'know thyt-olf.' hut I will saf  before I begin iho dlseotirse that I  would not advise this congregation to,  make ninny such profitless ���������u-ijuiilnl-  niices."  There was not a single sloopor Id th-3  i-UJc that cvenliig.-Tit-Itits.   "',  Hiiroli���������"I know that I'm not  worthy of you darling."  Fair One���������"Remember that, Harold,  and my married life is sure to lie  happy."  Over 1,000 head of bei'f cattle were  shipped from Strathmore last week.  ,,,���������,      , ' ���������������������������.'��������� ... lthe ambitious gin.   "l w  ���������There s a man to see you, sir, with  depen(lent of  ftt   but I'll  to wooden legs.   "Jell him we don t m/{st , j' ||a,- wmi  ttntany! - ���������    in overytliing."  tw  wan  Mother's Advice  'T am not satisfied to be dependent  on my father for every cent I need.   I  wish to be independent," said the ambitious girl to her mother.  "Should you go to earning your own  living you would have to be the obedient servant of any employer, you  might have, always at his beck nnd  call, always ready.to do the bidding  of your supeiiars, and Inning hot an  hour you could call your own," replied hrr mother.  "That would he homed!" objected  the ambitious girl.   "I want to be in  cull no man  my own way  ytliing "  Oh, that's easy," said her mother,  "Get murricd."  very best medicine to use in subduing  this painful ailment is Dr. J. D. Kel-  logg's Dysentery Cordial. It is a  standard remedy, sold everywhere.  Private Bill Huggins (to Colonel,  who has brought him to see a memorial brass in the church to those  of the regiment who fell in the war)���������  "Well, zur, if I'd ti-known your name  warn't a-going to be amongst 'em,  blessed if I would a' given a penny  to tlie thing!"  ; :;;;v<;'"7."V7i'}-r!" i-<'������������������;���������.: ������������������".���������,v,ni,i -"n**  TKB^  Jim got a job moving some kegs of  powder, and to the alarm of thn /ore-  man, was discovered smok'ng at his  work. "Gracious!" exclaimed the  foreman.- "Do you know what happ-'n-  ed when 11 man smoked at tin's job  some years ago? There was an explosion which blew up 11 dozen men."  "Thnt couldn't hnnnen here," returned Jim calmly. "Why not?" "Cos  there's only mc an' you."  "I s'posn John is still taking life  easy," said tlie woman in the spring  waggon, "Yes," answered the wom-n  who was carrying an armful of wood  "John has only two regrets in life.  One in that he lias to wake, up to eat,  an' the other in that ho has to quit  eating to sleep."  PRESERVE  BABY'S SKIN  A lifetime of disfigurement and suffering often results from the neglect,  in infancy and childhood, of simple  skin affections. In the prevention and  treatment of minor eruptions and in  the promotion of permanent skin and  hair health, Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment nre absolutely unrival.  led. Itching, burning eczemas, rashes,  irritations and.eludings yield to Cuticura when all else, fails. The Potter  Drug & Chemical Corporution, Boston,  U.S.A., sole propri'tois of the Cuticura Remedies/will be glad to send  you their free 32-page book on the care  and treatment of the skin and scalp.  "You seem upset,   my   dear.   You  (ought-to feel pleased having just gain-  ed a decoration.   What's the matter "  "There are    to    many    who   have  them."  is the BEST on the market.   Also that  Eddy's "SILENT" Matches  _ are absolutely safe and harmless.  MAiCHES,   PAPER   (of all  descriptions),  WOODENWARE,   PAILS,  TUBS AND WASHBOARDS.  Canadian Pacific Railway  Summer Tourist  Excursions  ,'asfern   Canada  Atlantic  Coast  WEST  TO  Pacific Coast  Minard's   Liniment Cures  Distemper.  First Summer Girl���������"That girl from  Cincirinafi is awfully stuck up, isn't  she?"  Second Girl���������"Yes. She seems to  think she's the whole ocean because  she wears a marcel wave."  The Old Fiinnd-"! understand that  your practice is getting bigger."  The Young Doctor���������"That's true,  My patient has gained nearly two  pounds in the lust month."  .W.'.N.'U.. No. 004.  Of  TRAVEL EAST  Lake Route-5 Steamships  each week between Fort William,  Port  Arthur and  Owen Sound.  Fast Express Train Daily between  Winnipeg  nnd  Toronto.    ,  Through   Coaches   and   Sleeping  Cars   and   Dining  Cars  on  all  through  trains.  1      r.t  to     any     ticket    agent  Winnipeg, Man, '���������>'*;  '���������'Vtf  ... r    ', '.<;v������,/**'i.i*i&  #&  THE   LEDGE!   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  )���������<.���������������������������������������������������.������������.>������������������4������������������<l������.������������������������������, |   t  t   I   I   t   t   I  ���������-  A  tf.  $  A  \  4  i  n  ������ .  V"  Mrs. A. B.���������I receive many such  statements as yours. You have never  fully recovered from la' grippe, and  there- are .thousands who have not".  Symptoms are pains, shooting pains  in side, chest and limbs] nervousness,  insomnia, thinness and wasting,  langour, ��������� shortness of breath, headaches, neurasthenia, melancholy,  weakness, trembling, loss of appetite,  etc.    One may have any or all such  The Doctor's Answers  By  Dr.  Lewis Baker.  , The questions answered below are general in character; the symptoms or di'seasea are given and the ans-  w-eis- will app.y to any case of similar nature. Those T  wisuing further advice free, may address Dr. Lewis  Bi-ker. College Bldg., College-Ellwood Ste., Dayton "  Ohio, enclosing self-addressed* envelope for reply ��������� If  unable to obtain any of -the , drags mentioned of  your regular drujgist,'go to some prominent large re-  ti.il  drug  store which is sure to be well' stocked.  ���������*+������������������+���������*-*-*������������������+'���������*-++-+-++������������������.. ������-������������������������ ������B  back, soreness in bladder region, etc.,  can be readily corrected by the use'  of this excellent prescription: Fluid  extract buchu 1 oz.', comp. fluid balm-  wort 1 oz., syrup sarsaparilla comp. 4  ozs Mix. Take a teaspoonful after  each meal and one at bedtime. Drink  lots of water between meals.  Mrs. X.:���������The bedwetting "habit" is  a disease of children and can be corrected   and  cured  by  the persistent  symptoms and more.   Here is a most use of compound fluid balmwort    Ob  wonderful tonic and. vitalizer of the tain one ounce, and give from 5 to 15  drops in water, after each meal, between meals and at bedtime.   Symp-  Bystem:  Compound syrup of hypophosphites  5 ozs., tincture cadomene compound 1  toms may increase at first, but con-  oz.   (not cardamom).    Mix.    Take  a tinue treatment 2 or 3 months.   Keep  the bowels regular always.  Maid:���������Every lady should endeavor  to^drnprove the figure and I know, of  teaspoonful before meals and at bed-  time.  Mrs. 0. M-:���������The symptoms mentioned, such as pain in left side, heart  palpitation, shortness of breath, bloating, belching, gas and wind, with fullness in stomach after eating, vomiting  at times, weakness^ etc., all indicate a  dyspeptic condition. Avoid pork, pastries, doughy bread, etc., and have  this filled: Essence of pepsin 3 ozs.,  comp. essence cardiol 1 oz., syrup of  ginger 2 ozs. Mix. Shake well and  take a teaspoonful after each nieal.  Increase dose if necessary .  George It. W.:���������I cannot give treatment in these columns for such trouble as-yours. The reasons are obvious.  If you expect answer, you must give  full name and address. I never publish names.  A. R V.':���������The symptoms you describe indicate catarrh of kidneys nnd  bladder, accompanied by puffs under  eyes, swollen . feet and ankles, inflamed eyelids, painful, burning  "icanty1���������or frequent urination, pain in  one formula which has proven verv  successful in developing bust, arm's  and neck. Tincture cadomene^ornp.  l*oz. (not cardamom), glycerine 2 ozs.,  rosewater 3 ozs., borax 1 teaspoonful.  Mix all together, shake well and ap  ply to the neck, arms and bust, rubbing and massaging until completely  absorbed. Then wash with hot wuter  and soap, dry thoroughly, and massage with olive oil or sheep tallow  Do this morning and night for several  weeks or months if necessary.  Mrs. G.:���������Use a half teacup of lard  to which add a teaspoonful of sulphate  of quinine. Mix, and thoroughly  grease baby'a chest, shoulders and  abdomen. This will check* and cure  the cold.   Apply morning and night.  Farmer:���������For loss ��������� of appetite I  know of nothing better than 15 drops  tincture cadomene comp. in half'glass  of hot water, 15 minutes before mealtime. A powerful tonic for stomach  and stomach nerves.  -    The Way of a Woman  "The woman of today," lemarked  the shoe c-erk boarder, **uoe.=n't seem  to know what she wants."v  "1'our wheels need lubricating,  young man," lejoined the lussy oid  bachelor at the peaal extremity sf t..e  mahogany, ������������������'ine wonder ot today,  like tne. woman of any other day,  . wunts any tning as soon as sue finds  out she cn't get it."���������Chicago Mews  Minard's  Liniment* Cures  Colds,  Etc.  Receipt for Love Charms  In the couit proceed.rigs over the  will of Mrs. Aiaiy A. Mason, of New  York,' it was stated that at her deutn  she had a whole box full of love  charms. One ciiarm was made of two  pins with their heads together and  bound around with string. Anotner  consisted of three tacks wrapped in  tissue as' though they were diamonds  "James, can 1 trust you with the k y  of the wine ceLar?"  The New Butler (stiffly)���������"Certainly,  sir.   I've seen all the labels."���������Lite.  The Pill That Brings Relief.���������When  after one has partaken of a meal he is  How It's Done  "Some folks call Uncle Jonas a tight  wad, but he isn't. 1 went up to him  this morning and said, 'Uncle Jonas,  I'd hke to speak to you.' And he said,  'Don't say a word, lad���������you want to  borrow $5. Here it is!' And he hand-  ed it to me."  "You think him generous, eh? Well,  what were you auout to touch him  for?"  "I was going to ask him for $10,  but���������  "He   knew   it.       Yes,   he's  shrewd."���������C.eveland Leader.  pretty  A safe and'sure medicine for a child  troubled with worms is Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator.  EXIT THE REDMAN.  The Indians of West Selkirk Must Go  Farther Into the Wilds.  There was a day when the town of  West Selkirk, pitched out in tlie fer- i  tile valley of the Red River, was the !  pioneer_West in epitome���������shacks, trad- j  ers,   saloons,   and   Indians. ��������� Its   pic-  turesqu'eness  has gone  out  with  the  wheat.   There'are still a few shacks-  more stores, and banks; traders there  are, culling themselves business men,  not bartering,   but  selling  for  cash;  the whisky is sti'l'theni in tall gleaming bottles sold.at long bars,by white-  aproned drawers.   The last vestige of  raw Selkirk-went out recently  when  the redmen, Crees and Suuteaux moved their camp.  The passing of these Indians of Set-  'kirk is the same story as that of the  Songhees  in   Victoria,   who  have got  orders to leave their happy  hunting  grounds because the simple life they  exemplify in thu middle of the jumping British Columbia  town does  not  agree with the live ethics of the city  fathers.   Thu benevolent white gentlemen of Selkirk havo come to the same  conclusion.  They have discoveied tnat  their whisky and other vicious traits  are bad for primitive natures; so 1,200  remnants of warriors have been told  to close up their whitewashed cabins,  pack  up their  tepees at St.  Peter's,  froni which  reserve for many moons  they have  seen  Fate  whistling close  by on the shrieking railway, und beat  their way to  Fisher River,"-a stream  far off on Lake Winnipeg.   The young  chieftains havo set thoir faces toward  Canaan.     But   t'������e    wrinkled,    royal  bloods of the Creos live with the memories of the tomahawk���������the freeboot-  ing  days.    The  mighty  grandson" of  Apechancon,  friend   of   Pontiac  and  Tecumseth,   sorrows   in   his   wigwam  ai*d" drones:   "The   Indian   knew   no  reserve, no confines then."   The venerable  Thomas   Bunyan,   patting  his  Victorian medal, is  alive  with anecdote,   talc-telling   to   the   wondering  youths  around   his   campfire,  of   the  Battle of Seven Oaks and the prodigies  of  valor  r-erformed  therein,  and  the  butchery of,Governor Sem'pls���������ninety-  four years ago.    Readily  recalls William Ashum, second chief of the reserve, the bullets singing in tlie Black  Hills,   the   massacres   in   Minnesota,  and Senator Sutherland's son shot by  sneaking marksmen on the Kildonan  trail sent out by the half-breed Riel.  i  Complicated  Case .  The Man Who Was Accused of  Having Murdered Himself.  By CUTHBERT BAKER.  Copyright, 1310, by American Press  Association. .  You  own  SIR JAMES GRANT'S ELIXIR  A Dry County  The landlord of a hotel in a prohibition county in Indiana is very deaf.  The otiier day a drummer "who was  at the hotel walked .up to tlie desk  where the landlord was standing and  asked:  "Landlord, can you sell me a  -.tamp?"  The landloid we'ghed the matter  thoughtfully.   Then he replied:  ,,-.,. , r ,      "No> sir.   I'd like to help you, but  oppressed by leelmgs of fullness and I the durned drys is watchin' me so clus  pains in the stomach he suffers from I had to cut it out."���������Saturday Even,  dyspepsia, whichjvill persist if it be  ing Post.  not dealt with. Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills are the very best medicine that  can be taken to bring relief. These  pills are specially compounded to det.l  with dyspepsia, and their sterling  qualities in this respect can be  vouched for by legions of users.  "Did   you  see  Hiflite's  portrait in  the 'Bugle'?"  "No.    What was he cured of?"  "Vanity, I fancy, after he saw  picture."  the  Abreast ot the Times  "What's your friend's business?"   .  "Oh, lie's a discoverer of new Rem-'  brandts."  Applied Learning  The    AbsentminJeJ    Professor���������My  tailor has put one button too many on  my vest.    1  must cut it off.    That's  funny; now there's a buttonhole too  ��������� many.    What's the use of urithmetic  I   '  Amy���������Has he ever loved any girl  before?    -  Mabel���������I don't know or care. What  I want to know is if he ever will love  any girl in the future.  MINARD'S LINIMENT CO., Limited  Dear Sirs,���������This full I got thrown on  a fence and hurt my chest veiy bad,  so I could not work "and it huit me to  breathe. I tried all kind-, of .Liniments and they did me no good.  One bottle of MINARD'S LINIMENT, warmed on flann- Is and applied  on  my  biea:t,  cured   me  com  pletely  Kossway  C H. COSSABOOM.  Digby Co., N.S.  It is an undisputed fact that one  packtige of Wilson's Fly Pads has  killed a bushel of house flies. Fortunately no such qutintity can ever be  found in a v well kept house, but  whether they he few or many Wilson's  Fly Pads will kill them all.  Mazey���������I was taken for twenty-five  today, and I am only eighteen.  Daisy���������What will you lie taken for  when you are twenty-five?  "For bcttej or worse."  The reverence for the Sabbath in  Scotland sometimes takes a form one  would hardly have anticipated.  An old Highlandman once explained  to an English tourist:  "They're a God-feaiing set o' folks  here, sir, 'deed they are' and I'll give  ye an instance o't.   Last Sabbath just  as the ki.k was sktilin', there was a,  drover chap frae Dumfries along the!  road, whistlin' and lokin' as happy as  if it was the middle o' ta week.   Weel  sir, our lads is-a God-fearing set o'i  lads, and they just set upon him and  almost killed him."  Ottawa Physician Says He Owes His  Own Health to His  Remedy.  According to The New York Times,  Sir James Grant, of Ottawa, the  well-known Canadian physician, believes that he has discovered, not  exactly the elixir ol life, but tit any  rate a means of greatly prolonging  youth, and apparently of bringing  youth back to some extent.  Sir James is himself the best advertisement of his method, for he  possesses amazing vitality for his  age, now nearly 77 years. He is visiting' London', and he looks like a man  in his fifties. His 'secretary, a young  man, says it is difficult to keep up  with the work his employer does.  Two years ago Sir James created a  sensation at a meeting of the British  Association by a paper on the extraordinary rejuvenating powers of  electricity. He has since then treated himself by his own method, with  results that he describes as wonderful,  and lie has also hud much success  with a number of eminent patients  on the other side of the Atlantic. His  treatment consists of electrical applications by means of a special battery  and systematized  massage.  A writer in The Pall Mall Gazette  says he walked with Sir James a distance of half a mile, and could not  help commenting on his vigor and  energy. He asked Sir James if he  wore spectacles, and Sir James replied: -   -  "Yes, I do wear spectacles. I have  worn them for forty years���������until such  time as I began to treat myself with  electricity and massage; to-day I do  almost the whole of my reading and  writing without using any spectacles  at all. My hearing is as good as ever,  and I feel that I have the energy of  a man of 40.  "I notice that your city is full of  taxicabs, but so far as I am concerned I never ride where I can walk,  and, indeed, if I were challenged I  would undertake to run a mile any  day. I can hardly believe that I will  be 77 in August next; certainly, I fe.*l  not more than 45. and for this happy  state of affairs I thank my electrical  treatment."  "Pretty?   No, I won't say baby is I Limited Capacity  pretty," declared a--young mother, "for ��������� Said He���������"Algernon and Evelyn are  I can speak of him impartially, even j 'two souls with but a single  though he is my own, and that's more thought.' "  than most mothers can do. He has ~ ' ' "  lovely blue eyes, perfect in . shape ;  hair like the morning sunshine; complexion divinely fair; nose-just too!  charming for anything; in fact, he's j  faultless; but I won't say he's pretty."  Said   She���������"That's   too   bad.    Both I  together   are   incapable   of  supplying  more than half an idea."  "I say, my boy, he remarked, "is  there anything to s'loot down here?"  The boy looked around for a moment,  and then answered with eagerness:  "Ay, there's the skulemaister comin'  ower the hill!"  "My wife," said a dreamy philanthropist, "I have brought you this  poor boy. One. more or less won't  make much difference to us; we will  treat him 'as if he were our own."  "What," exclaimed the wife, "don't  you know him? It's our little George;  I sent him to play in the park five  minutes ago!"  Could Hardly Walk  For Pains m Back  Kidneys Were in Bad Shape but Cure  .Was Effected and All Credit Given  to  DR.  CHASE'S  KIDNEY  AND LIVER PILLS.  So many suffer from lame, sore, acting buck and do not realize the seriousness of their condition because  they do not know that this is an unmistakable .symptom of diseased kidneys.  When it is so easy to get reliif and  cure by using Dr. Chase's Kidney and  Liver Pills you would wonder why  anyone fihould take. such a terrible  risk.  You can he sure of rel'ef by using  this medicine because of its direct a d  combined action on both liver and kid.  neys, Ordinary kidney medicines  often.fail because they do not awaken  the action of the liver an.1 bowels a*d  do not give the kidneys any chance to  get well.  Mr. Fred Glimmer, Lillie<", Leeds  Co., Out., writes: "I can honestly suy  that Dr. Chase's Kidney and Liver  Pills are a wonderful medicine. For  six weeks lust fall I could hardly wa.k  for pains in the back resuhing from a  bad case of kidney ciis-juse. I tried  several remedies but got no better.  "Seeing Dr. Chase's Kidney and  Liver Pills advertised I decided to t.y  them. By the time I had used three  boxes I fit better and kept on until  I used five boxes wh n I f It us well  as I ever did. So satisfactory was this  medicine that it is a plcasuic to tell  others about it."  * Almost anybody can tell you about  cures brought about by Dr. Chase'B  Kidney and Liver Pills. Thoir octLn  is ho direct and certain that you will  not be usi"g them long without feeling the benefit.  Dr. Chase's Kidney and Liver Pil's  curo kidney diseases, biliousness, indigestion and const!, ation. One pill a  dose, 25 cts. a box, at nil dealers or  Edinanson, Bates & Co., Toronto,  Write for free copy of Dr. Chusu's  Recipes,  A Queer  Mail  Delivery.  One of the most remarkable mail  routes in the world is that which a  letter journeys in getting from Beebe  Plain, Vt., to Beebe Plain, Quebec,  Canada. While the two offices are  within ten feet of each other���������are located in the same room, in fact���������a letter mailed from one office to the other  must make a trip of 294 miles���������67  miles ih Canada and the rest in the  United -States.  The plain, old-fashioned store building, which is situated on the international boundary line, -contains botli  the United States and Canadian offices. There are separate entrances to  each, but both are in the same room,  have the same lobby, and there are  no partitions to mark the division between the domain of Uncle Sam and  the possession of King George.  . "If you mail a letter from the Vermont side addressed to the Quebec  side," says the postmaster, "it goes  from here to the junction, then to  Newport, then to Whites River Junction ami back to Lennoxville, Quebec, over the Boston 'St Maine. There  it is transferred to the Grand Trunk  and goes to a southbound mail pouch,  and comes to Stanstead Junction, and  then back to this same building, a  distance of 29-1 miles.  "If we wish to mail a letter from  the American side to Derby Lane it  must go to White River Junction, and  then come back over the official  route."  A Terrible Crime,  A chief petty officer was ot Portsmouth taken into custody and marched to bariiiek* for wearing a white  cotton shirt instead of a white starched linen one.  - "And   who  is  this?"  Clara, po'nt'n;-   to    llio  chubby child in skirts.  Hobby, who had been we-'ri g knickerbockers for some time, "is nie when I  was a girl."  ask-*d Aunt  ivcture of a  "That," said  Newly-arrived American to news-  boy)���������"IIow marvellously cheap newspapers are in Scotland. Wc have to  pay more Hum double the price in  New York."  Newsboy   (extending   hi-i   hand)���������  *'Yoi- can pay double tho price now sir  if it will make you {eel any more ut  'home!"   He got it.  I am an unfortunate man. 1 never  committed a crime in my life, never  even did a dishonest act. and yet I am  in jail accused ot murder. This may  not be astonishing, for many an innocent man has not only been accused of  but has been bunged for murder, but  what is remarkable In my case Is that  I urn accused of murdeilng myself.  Perhaps this Isn't quite clear. If It  Isn't. It is either because the case Is a  very complicated one or I am not In. a  fit condition of mind to make it clear.  The only way to unravel the matter ho  that it can be understood I.s to tell the  story from the beginning.  Twelve years ago I etiine to Mertford,  o young man of twenty-live, to look for  a job. 1 had no funds, and. not getting a position at once, 1 ran In debt to  my landlady. A mouth passed, uud 1  had found nothing to do. My landlady  told uie ihat if I didn't pay up by the  nest Saturday night she would have  me arrested for a common vagruiii und  swindler.  That same day while walking about  looking for a job I met a man ou the  street who looked so much like the  that I stared at, him us we passed.  lie turned and said:  "You  must be a kin of mine,  look enough  like me to be  my  brother."  "What's your name?" I asked.  "William Iliggins."  "I am Nicholas Van Winkle."  We couldn't trace any relationship,  but he asked me Into .n beer saloon,  where   we   pursued   that   and   other  subjects.   He was an Insinuating fellow  and   wou   my  confidence  so  far  that I told hi in of my financial trouble.   What did he do but whip out a  roll of new, crisp bills and Invite me  to help myself.    I demurred at incurring obligations to a stranger, but he  insisted   and   finally   literally   forced  upon  uie four ten-dollar bills, saying  that  he   was sure from  the  likeness  between   us. we  had  sprung  from  a  common stock and he didn't propose  that any kinsman of his should suffer  so long as lie hnd-pleuty of money.   I  asked him for his address that I might  return  the loan  after getting a position,    lie put his hand on my shoulder and said. "I  won't tell you, lest  you rob yourself to pay me before you  are ready."    With  that  he went out  somewhat suddenly and left me very  much  surprised   at  all" that  had  occurred.  The only thing to do was to consider  the episode a piece of good luck, and.  going to my landlady, 1 gave .her  three of the bills, keeping the other  for current necessities, which I purchased immediately.  The next day a polleemai came to  the house and produced a warrant for  my arrest. The charge was passing  counterfeit money, and the accuser  was a druggist of whom I had bought  a toothbrush and from whom I had  received change for a ten dollar bill.  Of course the generosity of my new  found friend was now perfectly plain  to me. I didn't know aud don't kuow  now what he expected to gain by the  transaction unless he hoped to use me  later. Sly landlady on seeing me  marched away by a policeman under  a charge of passing counterfeit money  took the bills 1 had given ber to her  bank, where they were pronounced  spurious. When I was brought up for  examination both she and the drug-'  gist appeared against me. I told a  straight story, but without effect.  Counterfeit bills had been shoved into  circulation, and the police had been  looking for the shover. I was held  for trial and spent sis weeks In jail.  Then I was tried. As there was no  evidence connecting me with a gang  of counterfeiters, I was acquitted and  released.  But one thought absorbed me���������to get  even  with the man who bod played  the trick on me that had kept me six  weeks in  a  horrible cell and  ruined  me In the place where 1 had intended  to settle.   1 walked the streets hoping  to meet him till I was so weak from  hunger   that   I   couldn't   walk   any  longer, then gave it up.    But all the  while 1  was thinking of a  plan for  revenge.   At last I concocted one that  might catch the counterfeiter aud punish   him   for   something   more   than  breaking the government money laws.  I went to a wood In tbe outskirts of  the town and to a tree pinned a piece  of paper on which I had written In a  trembling hand that I was about to be  murdered  by a  man  who bad forced  me to pass counterfeit money, I  having threatened to put the police on to  him  and  his gang.    I  described  tbe  man who Juid given me tbe spurious  bills.     In   doing  so  of  course   I   described my own personal appearance,  but I didn't care for that, for I proposed to disappear from the place and  play   dead.     Having   taken   this   the  only means I could think of to gain  my revenge, I converted myself Info a  tramp and did uot stop moving until  I had gone some 1,200 miles from the  town where I had hud so much trouble.   At tbe end of my tramp I found  I man who gave me a Job, and I rejoiced  that at last  I  hud  reached &  haven of rest  .One morning I took up a newspaper  rmd read the account of my owu mur-  ier. Kverv effort hai| li������������n mado ������a  r.iid both ir.y body, tli-m! ur ull\e, aua  my murderer. The police bad sent out  thousands of circulars giving ,thc description of Irlni thai I hud written,  und It hud been copied hi many newspapers.  I noticed one day on looking up suddenly at my employer Unit he wus  scrutinizing me. It had occurred to  mc before this (hat my giving a description of tny murderer that would  answer as well for me as for him  might lead to serious compllcuilous.  Indeed, after seeing (he description of  tho mippuH'-d murderer In the newspaper I hnd become very anxious. Tha  raanlt u/uh Unit whim I how but em  ployer looking at me as If comparing  me with tbe description I turned pale,  lie looked away, and that ended the  matter, at least for the time.  Several days later a man came Into  the store whero I worked, had some  words with my employer and then,advancing toward me. eyed nie sharply;  then he took a printed slip from bis  ppeket and referred to it. evidently  comparing me'with it. At last he took  out a pulr of handcuffs, put them on  my wrists und led me- out of the  store. It dldu't occur to me to protest or to ask any questions. I knew  I was to he taken back to the scene of  JJ my former, troubles to answer to the  charge of having murdered myself.  It didn't, appear to me then that I  should have any trouble In identifying  myself. I resolved to say that 1 had  succeeded In getting away from 'the  man who had intended fo murder .me  and had left that part of the country  altogether. It didn't occur to me that  such.a story in the face of a charge  of murder would appear pretty thin.  The Hi-Hi realization of uiy dun.ger.that  came to nie was Iu talking with the  ollicial who was taking me back to  Men ford. I told him the story just  as I have thus far told it here. And  what was hls'commenlV It was this:  "Young man, if you can't make up  a better yarn than that you'd better  he 1'i'i'pared for Ihe worst."  This starlled mo. 1 had deemed it"  a misfortune to be taken buck to  .Mertford on a case of mistaken 'identity and lo he put to the trouble of an  explanation, but that I would be liable  (o conviction for murdering my own  self hud appeared so monstrous that it  hud not even cult-red my head.  "if you can't prove tin alibi," added  my keeper, "you're gone."  "What's an alibi?" 1 asked.  "Being somewhere else at the time  the murder was committed."  "But   1  shall   prove  that   I  am  the  man 1 am accused of murdering."  He turned and regarded me with a  cynical smile.  "See here." he said, "I've been mixed  up with cases like yours for twenty  years. Juries ure ready fo" believe a  lot of rot from a prisoner with whom,  they sympathize, but my advice to  you is not fo endeavor to work off on  them any such rubbish as that."  .This frightened me. I leaned back  on the cushion o^f the seat as well'us  my handcuffs would permit and gave  myself-over to the most gloomy reflections.  When we reached Mertford and I  had been examined, not having any  means with which to employ counsel:  I was assigned oue. He came to the  jail and heard my explanation. When  It was finished he said that he would  not think of conductiug ti case on any  such Improbable line us thut and If I  Insisted on his doing so 1 must And  another defender.  What was I to do? All these people  who were used to such cases agreed  that I must not claim that I was myself.' I asked my lawyer whom he  thought I'd better claim to be. lie  said that It didn't muke any difference  what my name was. Criminals usually bud plenty of names and used such  us were convenient under different circumstances. The only point in my favor, he added, was thut the body of  tbe man I had murdered hail not been  found. lie would make as much of  this as possible aud expected that he  would be would be able to get mo off  with a sentence of life Imprisonment  Instead of death.  lie seemed to consider this quite a  comforting assurance. For myself 1  thought that even Imprisonment for  life hi the case of one who had committed murder on himself or suicide,  if it can be so construed. Is rather  hard lines. However. I told my lawyer that I wouldn't venture to suggest  a line of defense to one who knew the  law perfectly, and he might consider  me cither dead or alive, innocent or a  murderer, us he saw Ut. To this he replied that there hud undoubtedly been  casus where a lawyer knew his client  to be Innocent, but Ilie evidence had  bceu so strong against him that be has  advised him to plead guilty and throw  himself on the mercy of tho court.  I wou't go into the details of the  trial. My lawyer was congratulating  himself that he would get me off with  a life sentence when the police, who  bad long suffered before the public  for what was considered their negligence, in the case of my murder, by  continued digging in the wood where  I- had, been murdered unearthed a  body.' I learned long afterward that  it came from a corner of an old burial  lot. Rut It was enough, with all the  other convincing evidence against me,  to hung mc.  The only bit of good luck I have had  ot all has been lhe capture of the gang  of counterfeiters to which my double  belonged. I begged my counsel so hard  to find him that to humor me he did  so. The result was the bringing Into  court the real murderer of the man  who was uot murdered. Which of us  would have had to swing for tlie murder If the other one bud been absent  I don't know. I am going out a free  roan, and I propose to disfigure myself  no that  I  will never again look Hk������  IS NOW IN RUINS.  B.C.'  la  First   Government   House  Fast   Disappearing.,  Scarcely twenty miles from Victoria,  British Columbia, as the crow flies,  hut almost as,far removed as the Pole  for all the acquaintance which residents of this Provincial Capital have  with it, or with the circumstances of  its erection and occupancy, one of  the truly historic buildings of British  Columbia is fast crumbling with decay. Unless action is soon directed  toward the preservation of this landmark of pioneering days and of the  infancy of; popular Government on  Vancouver island, the obliteration of  the first Government House erected  and occupied as such in this western-'  most colony of the British Empire  must within a few short succeeding  years be made complete.  At present the strong, rough-hewn,  low    walls    still    stand    staunchly,  though.many gaping wounds bear testimony to the severity of Time's assaults.   Doorways and windows yawn  vacantly; the roof and the main chimney   of country-rock, have fallen in;  and   moss  and   creeping vines  strive'  with'a pitiful bravery to veil and even  make   beautiful   the   hideousness   of  ruin and  forgotfulness.    In  one  end  of the abiding place in time long past  of gubernatorial dignity and splendor,  a couple of alien miners have, with a  patchwork of coal-oil tins, evolved a  nondescript and grotesque habitation;  while what  was once the governor's  garden  humbly  bears tribute to  ihe j  productiveness of the soil in the thrift  of   the   Chinese   squatters   in   yearly  dividends of onions, beans, and potatoes.   Two  or throe   times a  season,  perhaps,   some   hunter,   ranging   far  afield, pauses for a moment either to  look at the crumbling threshold or to  take  toll  of the  two  neglected apple  trees    which    sentinel    the '-portals,  planted   by   the   governor's   winsome  daughters in the long ago.  Gone are the stalwart miners with  their high hopes, nnd abiding faith in  nature's bounty���������the campers of the  argonaut army���������the sights and sounds  of exuberant and optimistic mining  camp activity. What was in 1864 and  18G5 the busiest community in Western America, just such a typical camp  as Bret Harte pictures in his Nevada  classics, has once again reverted to,  the wild. The ruins of the Government House, fragments of slowly decaying flume, worm-eaten rockers,  crumbling cabins, and an occasional  Chinese miner, ��������� the vulture of the  mining comp whose day is over,���������  these remain to mark the brief but  spectacular chapter in Vancouver island's history when all eyes were  turned, toward the confluence of the  Leech River and the Sooke, and  Leechtown, at the junction, was for  the nonce the focal' point of public  interest.  Dr. Brown, who was. among the first  to explore the interior of Vancouver  island, and who 'made a somewhat  celebrated journey across, sent the  news of tlie discovery of gold "in one  of the forks of the Sooke River,'"and  his despatch, dated July 21, 1864, created much excitement, not only in  Victoria, but all along the gold-fever-  stricken coast.  Nuggets as hi**h in value as $70 were  picked up. and as much as $35 a day  was  earned.    It   was  estimated  that  ?30,0C0 was taken out of Leech River  in-little more than a month after the  excitement had it* birth.   The discoveries drew hundreds, if not thousands,  of  people from  Victoria  and  beyond  to the district, and for a short time  the 'population   of   Leechtown   and  thereabouts     considerably  " exceeded  that of Victoria.   Naturally the head  of the Government found it both interesting and  desirable to follow the  people, and the community of miners  erected a substantial and pictu'-osque-  ly placed large house of logs for the  comfortable   accommodation   of   Governor Kennedy and his two fascinating daughters���������the young ladies who,  with some little ceremony planted the  U  ��������� '       .   /'*-J'V   V'i1*-/'  '-     ' '   & ">.\Ay������-rt-J}J  ' ' .-..-.;-,'..*>m  Sn-  A "FRliir-il-TIVES" MIMCUE  V.-  ������������������ .;.."-* <rh  '\:,i:'-'-8',  "' V.-'t'J''M  ���������". .'I    >  -,':*  MRS. JAMES FCNWICK  Enterprise, Ont., October 1st, 1008.  "I suffered tortures for seven long        7  years from   ������  Water Tumor. * I was *' ���������  forced to take morphia constantly to *J  relieve the awful pains, and I wanted to  die to get relief.   The doctors gave me  up andmy friends hourly expected my  death.   Then I was induced to ' tak������ ;'; \_ '  "Fruit-a-tives" and this w-Miderfulfruit^YV'" i  medicine   has  completely  cured*-'ta*.'';**' ' ']  When I appeared on the street Again \'t  my friends exclaimed  'Tho dead ��������� hu ''< *  come to life'   The cure was a positive  miracle."     MRS. JAMES FENWICK.';  50c a box���������6 for $2.50���������or trial bor, ,  25c   At dealers or from Fruit-a-tivei  Limited. Ottawa.  J   -if  His  Only  Blemish ���������:.  When the pious looking lady entered 111c bird biiop and stuied her need  ot a luiKing pairoi, ilie piopnetor  "'leckonecl 'a d got the wery thing tne  lady wtinted."  "uouroe liia'in," he saiJ, "you don't  want, a vulgar biid. Tins 'ere one,  now, was brought over by a missionary. Tiuks like a reg'iar hymn book,  'e does. J. wouldn't let him go if X  uiun't think you'u gi\e him a respect--  able home, imrty-iive shillings that  ond, ma'am."  "iou'11 soon know!" screeched the  Pohy, "You'll soon know!'  ".Dear me.    How quaint,"    gushed ,-  the lauy;    and    thirty-live    shillings  changed hands.*  "What does he meun  by "you'll soon know,' I wonder."      - '"  "It's   'is   only     blemish,    ma'am,'.',  smiled the bird-shop man.   " 'E's got  it into 'is 'ead that every one's anxious to find out wot a missionary sez "  when    he    'its    'is    thumb    with    a  'iimmer."���������London  Ideas.  Practically all Canadian Druggists, ���������  Grocers and Genoial Dealers sell VVil-,"  son's Fly Pads. If your storekeeper-  does not, ask him why.  "Joseph," said his mother reprov-'  ir.gly. "1 should think you'd be *  asuumed to be in the same class with '  boys so much smaller than yourself.";  "Well, mother," said Joe.   "1 look *-  upon tlie matter in a different way al-,  together.   It makes me feel line to see  how proud the small boys a e to b ��������� in  the class with a big boy l,ke me."���������  Delineator.  Visitor (consolingly to Tommy, who :  litis upsjt a but.le of ink on the new  carpet)���������"Tut, my boy, there is no use '  crying over spilt milk."  Tommy���������"Course not. Any duffer  knows that. All you've got to do is  call in the cat, and she'll lick it-tip  But tnis don't happen to be milk, and  mamma will do the licking."     -   ���������-"---  Warts on the hands is a disfigurement that troubles many ladies.. Hoi.  loway's Coin Cure will remove the  blemishes without pain.  Mutual Compliments  At a ccitain church it is the pleasing  custom at a marriage for the clergyman to kiss tlie bride after the ceremony. A young lauy who was about.  10 bj mairh'd m the church did not  relioh the prospect and instructed her  , ,    , ....       -..-   ���������.      ,,      piospective husband when making ai-  two apple trees sti 1 sentinelling the   rutigc-ments to tell the cleigyman that  doorway, and still bearing rood frirt | slie did not wifSh hinl t0 kiss h      T,  even in their neglected   and gnarled ��������� bridegiojin did as directed.  st'il-tie'     1 ���������      -ii ��������� j  ix   i      "^ ell, Geoige," said the young lady  The  clnim.is thus  supported  that   wh(m ,ie appeuredj ������did you te6n ^  this was the first Government House  erected as such upon Vancouver island  ���������tlio wvernor formerly having made  his official home in the Hudson Bay  Co.'s stockade, or later, in the residence ori'*<nally erected by the first  Attorney-General of ������he colony, Mr.  Carey, for his own occupancy. This  served as the ofliciai residence of Colonial and British Columbia governors  until its destruction by fire during the  brief, regime of Lieutenant-Governor  Mclnnes. The present stately Government House was subsequently'erected  upon its site.  cleigyman that 1 did not wish him to  ku-,s me?"  "Oh, yes."  "And what did he. say?"  "He said that in tfiat case he would  charge only half the"usual fee."  nnvbodv.  Summed Up.  D. So you and the handsome Bramble girl are one?  T.���������That's what I thought when tbe  parson married us, but I have since  concluded that we are ten.  D.���������What do you mean?  T.���������She is oue, and I am naught, my  dear fellow.���������New York Journal.  Epoch-Making Saskatoon.  Quite recently there wos some voting in Saskatoon. Thirteen bylaws  made a bii- program nnd large excitement. With twelve of the bylaws  the citizens agreed; especially one  which has taken them two years to  smooth out the wrinkles. This proposition was to allow a corporation  called the Saskatchewan Power Co.  the right of harnessing the river near  Saskatoon, handing over to them the  job of turning the factory wheels of  the town. The power plant will go  up���������cost one million dollars; guaranteed to sell the juice at the rate of  between thirty an*", thirty-five dollars.  Altogether, this power scheme is  quite tlie most metropolitan feature  which litis developed in Saskatoon  during its history. Which is saying  a great deal. Seven years ago, Saskatoon was a hundred people in  shacks connected with the outside by  a very shaky and erratic stub railroad. In 1003, there were seven  thousand people in the town���������double  what there were in ItlOC. In three  years the assessment jumped from  $750,000 to seven million.  A bashful suitor at lost summed up  enough courage to remark to the  young lady, ".Mary, I've been striving  hard for a long time to make you cue  for me. Do you think I'm���������making  any progress?"  "Well, s: id the young lady, "I don't  know whether you're making any progress, but I'm sure if you aire to, you  can hold your own."  It Was In The Bank  "You say you are in love with MLs  Bagirs?" "I'm sure I am." "But I  can't see anything attractive about  her." "Neither can I see it. But it's  in the bank, all right."  Your brain, muscles and nerveo  depend upon good physical  condition.   Secure it by using  Ih  In Boxes 35cent*'  The Hopeless Ono.  "How in the world." said the old  grumbler, "cau a feller hold his ow;n  wlieu he doesn't own anything to hold?  There used to lie plenty of space In  the air above us. but the tall buildings  and the airships are taking even that,  so there's no hope at nil." ���������Atlanta  L-onstituliou,   Remedy or Disease.  Broadway���������They say Wooster's wife  has kleptomania.  Wallslreet-Whut  Is she taking for  It?  Broadway���������Everything    in    slght.-  New York Times.  Speechlessness   Approved,  "Those two Rtiitesmen are so angry  they won't speak."  "Well." answered Senator Sorghum,  "that's better than starting & contro-  v-u-h-*."��������� Washlugtou Star.  Lived  In Six Reigns.  Mrs. Mary A. Turk, mother of John  Turk, of the Windsor, (Out.) custom  staff, has received a tetter from Buckingham Palace acknowledging receipt  of a letter of condolence which fhe  addressed to Queen Alexandra slioit-  ly after the death of King Kdwnr.l.  and convevimr t'Miiik.- f'-r t'i������ owirn-.  sions of sympathy. Mrs. Turk is f)2  years old, and lias lived under the  rule of six British monarch*. She was  born in England, and attended the  coronation of Queen Victoria before  coming to Canada.  Wbeo Buying Silver  Solomon and Moses, while wa'k't'g  by the canal, saw a notice board  which stated that five shillings wou'd  be paid fo whoever rescued unoth-r 1  man from diowning. It didn't take  them more than 0 minute to arrange  that one should fall in an I he saved  by the other, and the "stakes" divi 1-  ed. In went Sol., nnd found it rather  deeper than he expected. However,  he splashed about, crying:  "Come on, Moses, save me!"  Moses hesitated.  "Sol," ho said. "I've heen rr-adirg  that notice board again, nnd it says,  'Ten shillings for n dead body,' Now  do ho reasonable."  Remember that Ihe longest  wearing, best-designedsilver  plate to be- bad Is Ike  brand. Spoons,forks .knives,  etc., bearing this trade mark  are heavily plated and will  wear for years and years.  Best lei sets, dishes, wtlltts,  eh., art stamped  MERIDEN BRITi CO.  SO LP BY LK-.DIKO DXALCRI  "Silver Plate that Wean"  TELKWA, B. C.  On main line of Grand Tiunk Pacific Railway, in midst of ricli  agricultural and mining district.  Lots from $100 up. Write for full  particulars.  NORTH COAST LAND CO'Y, Ltd.,  410-11-12 Winch Building,  Vancouver, B.C.  London Office, 6 Old Jevtry  W. N. U., No. 804. Hotel  Eholt, B. C.  A  COMFORTABL  HOSTELRY  John fl. ]VIcPasti?p  Proprieter.  n-is*n,  G1CO. V.  WK1.I.S, I'l-opi-i'-lm*.  First-class in everything-.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  Loading Tailor of tho  Kootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  ���������>������������������  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  % &. mm ������ go., nelson  GREENWOOD C!TY WATERWORKS  OO.  8&&m^ft&iM*t^j%  ez>  PHOENIX $  The nearest hotel to the ������U  Granby mines. One of the ������*������  largest dining rooms in the ^  city. The bar is replete C^  '���������with nerve bracers of all yfe  kinds, aud the most fragrant cigars. Drop up and  see mo.  A. 0. J0HNS0TS  Kj PUOPKrETOK.  QUEEN'S HOTEL,  PHOENIX,   B.  C.  - The Newest and Largest  Hotel in the City. Everything neat, clean and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light. Meals aud  drinks at all hours.  R. V. CHISHOLM, Proprietor.  DANNY DEANE, Maxaokr.  THE HOTEL GRANBY  Is pleasantly situated in the heart  of Grand Forks, and is convenient  to all the leading financial and  commercial institutinus of the city.  Travelers will find it a comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  CBEENWOO  AND  KNOB HILL HOTEL,  PHOENIX.  Provides pleasant rooms and substantial meals for the public. The  bar is replete with beverages that  please and satisfy any kind of  thirst, CHAI-1LES HAGAN.  FOR   SALE.  1 Pel ton Water Wheel, .3 feet.   -  1 National Cash liegistcr, in good  order.  I Large Graphafone with 20 records  1   British Plate Mirror, ������ x S i'eefcj  good. *   R. ELLIOTT. ������!������. KASLO.  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  TIIK   KDOTESAV   S.Vl.OON*  Sandon, B. C, has a line of nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mountain town ot the Gieat West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits nienti.  TKKMONT    HOUSE  Nelson, B C, is run on tins American and European plan. There  is nothing yellow about the house  except the gold in the safe.  Miilono & Trejrlllus.  XJS W3IAKKKT    HOl'lil,  Is the home for all tourists and  millionaires visiting1 New Denver, British Columbia.  Henry SleRC. Pi-opr.  Tin--  rnoviN'ci* uOTRC  Grand Forks, is a large three-  story brick hotel that provides  the public with good meals and  pleasant rooms. A new building  hut the same old rates.  Krnil Larson, Propriftor,  LAKKVIEW   IIOTJJli  in Nelson, B. C, employs all  white help and i.s a home for the  world at ������1.00 a day.  B. L, ("rimi'i,'Proprietor.  riJULKJ NOTICE.  With a view to the better preservation of the Public llighwnys  the attention of the public is herewith" directed to the nrovisions of  THE nKill WAY TRAFFIC RE-  GULATION ACT AMENDMENT  ACT whieli enacts as follows:-  *' lb shall be unlawful for any  person Jo cause to be drawn or  driven on any of the public highways of that, portion of the Province of British Columbia situate  east of tlie Cascade range of  Mountains, any wagon or other  vehicle carrying-a load in excess  of tlmt mentioned in Schedule  1 A ' hereunto annexed  SGIIKDU1.I.-; A  Wagons and -I wheeled vehicles  shall not carry a load in excess of  the following:-  On tires under !*! inches...2000 lbs.  On tires ,'J inches  in   width  and  under four inches .'K)00 lbs.  On tires -1 inches  in   width  and  under five inches 0000 lbs.  On   tires   5   inches   in     widtli  and over b'UUO lbs. and over.  AiVD NOTICI2 is hereby given  that tlie Act in every respect  must be strictly complied with.  Any person guilty of an offence  against this Act shall upon summary conviction thereof before a  Justice of tbe Peac- be liable to  a penalty not exceeding Fifty  Dollars.    Do not draw logs or timber over  highway. Vehicles meeting ought  to turn to the left. A vehicle  overtaken ought to turn to the  left. A vehicle overtaking another  ought to turn to tlie right.  Ozilyie's.Rolled Oats,  8 pound Sacks, 45c.  i!vie's Household Flour  24 pound Sacks, $1 05.  50     ,, "     ,,     $2 10.  'asfcry Baked Daily and Always Fresh.    ���������  LlOUOIt    AC  Sec. .'i-  191(1.  I-EN13WA1- Oir LIQUOR MCHNSJ!.  TAKK KOT10K. Unit I, M. W. Lmllow,  lute-nil uuiilyin-r io Ui - Supi-rliitendPiit of I ro  viiii-ial l'lilico. ill 11,0 Cipiriitlon 01*0110 mourn  fmin tlie flute- ln-ioof, f.n- lliu riiii-iU-nl ol 11 retail  liquor li--<-n-.t> for I he- Winds'.r Ilotnl. lot' Vi nnd  11, lilock 1.', Mill illvisiun l.'uS, ill 1><!IH ro, H C-.  Doiioro, Alii?. IS. 1H1U. II. W. LUDLOW.  W.  O.  MCfllYN-N', -  Government  Greenwood, May 10,1910.  Agent.  I.ANI)   ACT.  Siinill'iimccin Limit District.     DUti-ii-l of Vnlc.  TAKE NOTlCKtlml.Iii-.oii dunu-y, of Xi-I-  pon, K 0.. occii|iiitirm I'.-iniu-r. Intend-, lo npnry  foi purnii-siuii lo iiiiri-liiiM- tlm fullowini; dc-,-  ci'ilwd Imid-..  ('oiiinii'iiuiii-; at a post iilnntnl uliout oim-linlf  mile iKiilliorCu|>i������-rC'iuL'i-, K'i'ttle Kiver. thenco  tt-e-.l 20 olinii's. tlioiiue norlli s i cli-iiiis. tlience  e;wt ���������>() chain-., iliuiice Miutli S'l ������*linin-* lo |���������*.i��������� ��������� L  ol coiniiiL-iieenieiit, contain in;,' K) ncru- iiioi-b  or less.  .IASCI.S- tltJRNI-'V.  July 10th, 1H10. J. il. l-'KK.N'ICV, Awnt.  1,1X11   ACT.  Simill-um-ci! Lnwl PMriut.     DMrictoi' Vale.  TAKE NOTICK Unit Ernest H li-HLof N'el  sou, 13. O.,oeeii|j-ilinn l.-ninor. IiiIimhN tynpjily  for iieriiiii-ion to pnrel'ii-e the follow ill!.' de.���������  ci'ihed land?:  CommoiK-liiK at a post planted on the noitli  linool joiciili Clni-fii '���������> | ri-eiii|iIion, Ki-illu  Kivt-r, tlu-iii-u north We'aiiw to II. .Mi-Kin  non'-. pie cniplion. Ilienee east in cli.ilns innie  or le���������s to Jdii'iili Clii'sUm'-, --eeoiid Di-e-einption.  tlienee hOiuli id en.'iins more or le-~ to Jiiii-ph  Olirisltan'-, line, tlience west l'l ch.iin- to point  of commencement, er-nluinlii'- J'W acre1 nunc  or le.-.-,.  K UN EST lionsox.  July KJ.lt, 1010. J. II. F15HXEV, Ai-cr.t.  Is published every Thursday (it. Greenwood, 15 C , and the price is $2 u year,  postage free lo nil parts of Canada, and  Great I'ritain To the United Slates and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  f?.So a year. Addiess all letters lo The  Ledge, Greenwood, 11. C  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBt ISHER.  GREENWOOD B. C , SEP. 15, 1910.  LABEL>  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   has  become   deceased,   and  that the  editor   would  once more like  to commune with  your collateral.  The road to prosperity is paved  with live ads.  The first daily newspaper in the  world was started in London by a  woman in 1702.  A Coast paper says that order is  heaven's first law. It msghfc be so  in heaven, but here, on earth,  lake a look at tlio mountains- and  see how oidcrly nature  thing-1.  Tn the good old summer lime  w,hut a pleasure it is to swing in a  hammock, and smoke IC. & II;  cigars.  In Phoenix N. J. Carson & Co..  carry a large stock of gent' furnishings, clothing, hats, boots and  shoes. Drop in and have u rubber.  All the smoke in B. C. this summer is not caused by lhe people  smoking.Koyal Seal cigars. Some  of it is from the forest iires.  Amateur photographers should  have their work finished by John  H. James, and gain the advantage  of his experience. Cameras examined free of charge.  It is not necessary to go up in  an aeroplane to smoke K. & II.  cigars. You can smoke them- anywhere with perfect safety, except,  perhaps-, in a black powder mill.  See the barkeeper for further information.  .Picon punches, gin rickeys and  mint juleps can bo had at the  Windsor hotel in Greenwood.  LATEST .STYLES OF LADIhS' HATS,  Dry Goods, Ladies',- Jioy's and Girls Shoes  Ladies' Suits, Coats, Furs,..Boy's Clothing..  devoted to that particular affair.  Do you wonder that there are so  many cranks iu tho newspaper  business? It is bound to make  either a crank or a philosopher out  of a man.  Lv New York,  recently,  broke her ja.v chewing gum.  should   be 'a   warning   to  young ladies in Oana*'a.  a girl  This  many  TIIK   KAST.O    IIOTi-I.  Kaslo, B. C��������� is a comfortable  home for ali who travel to that  city.  Cockle At Papwortn.  SIIRRUKOOKK   HOUSl'J  Neleon; B C One. minute's walk  from C. P. It station. Cuisine  unexcelled - Well heated and ventilated.  Hoy-T Urns., Vropi-ietor  LAND    ACT.  Simillt.'imecn Land District.     DKtriet of Vale.  TAKE NOTIOK Hint Jason Giirney, .Inr., of  Xelson, li. 0. oconp-iiion funnel, i. tend" to  apply for Dcrmi&iun to niircliiu-e tlie followiiiB  tk-.cribf-I liiml-: ...  Uiiininoiii'iiiRiiln po-,t planteil at tlie nortli-  ���������vost coiner of W. Curl or' =��������� pn-i-niptioii. Wetile  Kiver, thence north ." 1 i-huin-, ni'/ie or le.--, to 1-*.  (Jollier's pre-emption, tin-nee e.i-t lid ehains  ui'irtj or lc-,.-! to C I'.K. M.rvo./ line, iliciice  -oiitli fl'J i-lmins more or le-.1* nlnii;- '���������iinl line,  lliencc west (M elniins mine or le-,- to pout of  coiiunenetiiieni, eiintiiiniiiK 1Sl1 :ierc-������ more or  less,  JASON' GUI'MiY. .TNll.  July ISth, 11)10. J. 11   l-KKNKY.A-.ont.  LAM1   AOT.  MIDWAY  Leaves Greenwood  for Spokane  At 7 a.  p. m.  m., and for Oroville at 2:30  J.  MC'Do.VKIiL.  c  T. THOMAS,  TAILOR,  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed and Repaired.  -JbtUJ IIOTICI,, NEI.SOS, 15. O.  lti^' Si-liooner lleer or HalfniKlITiilf. 10c  The licit dollar a iluy lion--e in the (ity  Trnvclli-rs will lind till-, n pleasant luii'e.  The room-, lire clean and comfortable and  the meals tasty and Milntantial.  JACK CSItANT. Pi-opi-iotor.  nnil-KSVILMO    IIOTKI,.  Uriiloiville. II. (J. I'rovldos excellent  accommodation for toui-i*.-, and Ir.ivel-  lev-i. Km-.li 1'X'ir-. and Butlor. bpeeial  Irish Whi,key ..Iwajn on hand.  THOMAS   WAI.SII,    Proprietor.  Similkameen Land District.     District of Yulo.  TAKK XOTICK tlmt Clement Gumey. Xel-  aon, II C, occupation farmer. nitciicUupplyin-t;  lor pei-iiii-,.-.!i)u to purrii.iM! tliu following des-  ciiheii l.indf:  Comrneiieiii!.' al a po^fc planted about 80  chiiin.i hciutli of Copper Creek, west ot Kettle  Kivir, thence norlli li chains, tlience pn������t IU  eluiins Ihence soiitii 11 ch.iln.-, to E. Collier's  pre en ption, ihcme v. ot lOcliains to point of  eoiiiiiienceinent.eiiiilaiiiiii-; H,'l acres more or  le.-..*.  CLKMKNT GURXEY.  July liltli, 1'Hn. .). II. FEENEY, Agent.  Tn hue are a great many crazy  ppojile in ajut around Fernie. It  must be. owing to the water or the  altitude. Even a policeman went  crazy the other day at Michel and  had to be arrested.  The Merritt, Herald wants to  know how to civilize- the Indian.  Kill him first, was the process in  the earlv days.  STARKEY & CO.  nelson, b. c.  wholesale  dealers in  Produce   and   Provisions  V*  OLD SPOSTS  BEILLIAFTES  B.C. CIGARS  Are made in New Westminster aiul  sold nil over the Province,  * WILBERa   &   WOLZ. |  SsaeeaeeooeaooA-ro as������������-������������ ������������o  A HOUSE  FOR SALE OR RENT  E. W. BISHOP, GREENWOOD.  Frank Fletcher  Pi*ovixciAr. Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  Take your Repairs to  A. D. MORRISON  Grand Forks, the Leading  The old-iiuers object to the  changing of flu: name of Balfour to  Riverside. For more than twenty  years Balfour has been on the map  of Kootenay towns and there is  nothing to be gained by changing  its name at this late day, iinles.*-,  perhaps it might be called Busk or  Gallup.  Did you ever think of it ? Suppose every business man in town  took as much interest in the upholding of the town and forwarding  all public enterprises as the newspaper man. lie works for railroads, nianufiietories, schools and  churches, good streets and roads-  urges, pleads, seolds and badgers  and cavorts around generally..  Imagine his feelings then when  some blamed one-horse kind of a  fellow reproaches him becanso he  don't boom things enough. If the  town does boom and tlie prices of  real estate advance and the owners  grow rich from the result of his  labor, he makes nothing by it. lie  is like the poor boy at the picturf-s  without the necessary quarter to  gain admission.  Advertising seems to be an art  yet to be. discovered by some people. That is, the practical part of  it. A constant stream of water  from one or more hydrants will  soon extinguish or get under control a very large lire, while a few  buckets of water, dashed on here  and there, have little or no effect.  The modern (ire department is  practical, and has outgrown the  bucket system; and so with modern advertising���������plenty of it, used  in a practical, common sense and  judicious manner, pays.  Your uncle Timothy realized  this to a very large extent, and  his successors are keeping up the  good work and just recently the  the mails were loaded with catalogues of goods you might just as  well sell and could sell if you took  pattern from your uncle Timothy's  style. ' " *   '  It is time some of you caught on:  Phone us aud we'll call for your  copy,.or drop in and-have a lu art-  to-heart talk.  K  " Unequalled for Domestic: Use.  TSl  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats", Fish, *  and Poultry.-   Shops in nearly all the  towns of jBoundary and Kootenay..  I MSB  I    B    J  BEST FED RACE Otf EARTH.  of (he Boundary District  CITY  Regular monthly mccting-i of  'Greenwood lodgo No. 28, A. 1'.  '& A. M., tiro held on tltfl first  .Thurwlay in each month iu Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street. Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  ,IA������", ���������). BlflNIK, Se-iMtary,  C=  & W. WIDDOWSON, ASSAYER  AND OHKMIST���������Cliaivos : Gold, silver, copper or hiiul, 81 each: gold-  silver, flt.50; silver lend, S1.50; gold-  Hilver, with copper or lend, $2M);-/Ai\c,  $2; ailvor-lead-J-inc, ���������-$���������). ������������������Prices- for  otlier inotula oil apiilical.ion. Lnngdis-  latieo 'phono 67. P. 0 Box, 13 llo8,  Nelson,-B.C.-.':.  Baggage.  w;;f.  Greenwood Minen?  Lfnlon, No. 22, W.  ��������� F M., meets every  Saturday evening in Union flnll+ Cop,-  per.etroot, Greenwood, at 7:110.  Also in hall at   Mother Lode mint'  Friday evenings at 7:30,  l.hSTliH .MACKEN%IK, Sccfy.'  When you want a Pprfecfc Fitting, Up-to-Date Suit, ranging in  price from $18 upwards, call on  transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District.,'",: General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  IDNEY. OLIYER,  It is not infrequent that newspapers find themselves unappreciated by the men whom they have  favored by their support, column  after column being published in  their favor and yet such favors  when tlie test comes, are unappreciated. When you find your home  paper taking no interest in your  success, when you find it keeping  aggraviitingly silent when you  think the editor should be tearing  his linen in your behalf, do not  work yourself into a fever of  anxiety as to, the cause, but just  ask yourself wherein have you  placed tho paper and its editor  under obligations to use space and  and eneigyfor you.  Savant Commends Hebrew Diet,  but Fruitarian Difiers,  The people of Britain, especially  town woikerVi, can do a great deal  toward stamping out tuberculosis  ���������by copying the Jewish prescriptions  with.regard to food, says Dr. Allison, a prominent English physician  and an authority on food values.  Iu a lecture, Dr. Allison set up tho  example of the Hebrews, a-race  which was, he said, practically immune from consumption.  The Jewish people, he maintained, through centuries of oppression  had survived because it was the  best fed race on earth. Jewish  mothers were greatly to be commended for bringing up their ehi>  eren on fatty foods.  Professor R. A. Sampson does  not agree with Dr. Allison on this  point. Iu the Fortnightly Review  he makes this plea for the fruitarian diet.  "Perfect fruit alone can meet  the demands of the human system,  perfect fruit, alone can stimulate  the intellect, perfect fruit alone  can calm the passions, perfect  fruit alone can control the feverish  activity of the arterial pulsations,  which otherwise, engendered by  the consumption of inilamatory  foods and drinks wear out the human machiue long before its natural time."  ANALYSIS OF WATER  0  Chlorine    S.������4  Sulphuric Acid -... 36343  Silica   74-29  Lime*.  * S4.57  Alkalies as Soda   5.91  Magnesia  232.00  Lithia  .S6  ���������*-i!h-l>urelled Hydrogen,.   32.00  Has recently been, thoroughly  renovated and re-furnished, and,  is now the greatest health; resort upon the continent. . Natural hot water in baths,"i24 degrees of heal. A course of baths  at Halcyon will cure nervous  and muscular diseases and eliminate rheumatism and metal ic  poisons from the system. _ The  water heals' liver, kidney and  stomach complaints. The rates  are J2 a day up;' or $12 weekly,  up. 1-ostoflice, express and telegraph offices in connection.  ���������".'.'"'   ft.-..' -..WfW..,���������  II  milim Beva, Proprietor,  ffalcyon,B;0.  $&^m������������������^^3������38������&������^^%������8������&������^m&^^������%^^@^������m  ^���������^^ss^^Mss^^sms^^^^sssmsss^^is^^^s^sss^^sss^ii  PHOENIX, -B..O.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  -run through the entire hous-e, and bathioonis are always at the service of those in search of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while the artistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating-fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest iu the mountains and  a pleasure to  drummers  with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  2^22  ^K������S������^',iSSS>lf'*i������-teft-i-i*9"riS'  ������k>**"W-8k*a'**V'V^-^-v'i'-'V--!������'*&/5^  P    B  Get your Raze rs Honed  and your Baths at  Fraw ley's  Barber ..  Shop, Greenwood,  TAILOR,   ���������--..  PHOENIX, &  M<ro������X^������'MG������0������3������e������$<SWMWi>O  It is the business of tlie newspaper man to boom the city for all  it is worth month after month and  then see $100 worth of printing go  out of the city because 10 cents can  be savpd by -so doing. It is the  business of the paper to give every  local enterprise enthusiastic and  frequent "sendolTs," and then  catch shoel because he failed tp record the fact that some prominent  citizen has had his delivory wagon  painted. To subscribe to every  public, charitable and church en-  lerprho, advertise them for nothing  pay his own way to everything and  then be calbd prejudiced and mpan  s-piiited  because a column is not  STAGES  OF LIFE.  Au unknown correspondent  sends us this interesting physcho-  logical study of the growth *of the  child's mind:  "At ten the boy thinks his father  knows everything.  "At 15 ho thinks he knows as  much as his father does.  "At 20 ho thinks ho knows twice  as much as the old man knows, or  ever will know.  "At '.Mi he condescends to ask  his lather's advice.  "At 50 ho's where lie was at  10���������he believes the dear old chap  was the wiso-st man iu the world."  ���������Toledo Blade.'-..  General   Merchant  t  Groceries,   Provisions,   Dry   Goods,   Prospector's  Supplies, etc. " Get My Prices.  ������  s^fismmzzm&ssimsm;  Don't rUss the ElgHalfo Anjiual  Joe Cannon, at a Gridiron Club  dinner, said of a famous millionaire: "He owes his success to hi-s  resourcefulness. He turns every  disaster iuto victory. Once he told  mc a cow got into his garden and  tramped down his geraniums."  ��������� ''Oh, what a shame I" said I  '���������And what c|id you do?"  "I got a pail and  milked her,"  he replied."  i  Nelson  q  rjAWq      S        i\ ,^f IX 6J"\J/IXIX ij  WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 29, 30.  Full of Surprises in Fruit, Vegetables, Poultry, Mineral, Lumber  and District,Exhibits.       $3,000 in Prize Money. ���������'������������������  PROF. DARNEI-i*;. The Fearless Aeronaut, will make a.balloon ascent and  -7   -parachute leap daily *-*  THE LEJOE TROUJ'.'   Three ladies and two inch in their bicycle act".  THU   FIVE  1-LYlNG, UANVARDS.     Engaged   at  enormous expense.  . The aerial marvels in long leaping and casting act 50 feet in the air.  LA*', CO LI-ETTA & LA'-FOLLETTA.   The Fool and the Circus Girl.  Aiiiiit'Mir Allilutln Sports tindor iiiisijlccs of Y.BM'.A.     Di-illing Contests  Ij������j} Hiiwliiffi- '. I.i������|r Olio|iplii^ Ooiil-'st  "liiily pi-o^i'iiiii.  J. E. Amiable, Pros.  Niiiih'L'iiim iiMicr ittli-iiotluns.  ������������������.xtur.sldii ni(-ih un all lin-'H,.  Sou  G. Horstead, Sec., llox 392, Nelson, 11. C.  ���������-3i--ig?fflBg-*a^  . We asiced a gentleman in town  the other day what ho thought of  auctioneers. He snorted right out  a terrible snort, and said "Auctioneer.-. I They are worse than any  church scheme. Always asking  for moie." We were going to uek  what ho thought of editoiH, but  refrained.���������Croastield Chronicle.  Once there lived a woman who  admitted that her husband was too  good for her���������but she died long age,  LET HER DO \VN EAS Y.  Young Husband���������Did you make  those biscuits, dear?  His Wife���������Yes darling.  Her Husband���������Well, I'd rather  you would not make any more,  -nveetli'-iirfc,  His Wife���������Why not, uiy love?  Her. Husband���������Because, angel  mine, you arc too' light for such  heavy woi'lc���������Philadelphia Telegraph.  A complimeufc that isn't  iterated seldom makes a hit,  oxng-  Lucky.  Little Johnnie, who had been praying  for sonic months for God to scud him a  baby brother, finally became discouraged.  "I don't believe (Joil lias any more little  hoys lo send," he told his mother, "nnd  I'm going to quit it."  Early one morning not long after that  he was taken into his mother's room to  sec twin boys who had arrived in the  night. Johnnie regarded them thoughtfully for n few 11111111103,  "Gee," he remarked finally, "It's a  good thing I ceased praying when I did.'  I  si '  Ml

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