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Published in the Garden City of b. C.
You will Like Chilliwack.
Vol. 1.
subscription price 11.00 per year
Single copies five cents each
CHILLIWACK, B.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1912
C. A. BARBER
Editor ond Proprietor
No. 18
Electors of QriDhnck
I respectfully solicit your vote
and inlluenee iu my candidature
for the office of Mayor.
If elected, 1 will  do all  in  my
power to advance tlie interests of
the City.
Wishing you all a Happy New
Year, I am,
Yours respectfully,
11. P. W.uiniNirroN.
Tkwskes Slid Arrivct,
W. II. Hawkshaw arrived home
Wednesday with a cur of thornbred
slock purchased, in the vicinity of
London nud W.nidstock, Out.    The | Chns, Dotal), captain
car includes horses, cattle nud sheep,
and was shipped over the C. P. It.
to Ahhotsford and thence over the
B. C. K. K. to Cliilliivack. Mr.
Hawkshaw is to be congratulated
on ids enterprise in bringing to the
valley such a very tine lot of stock,
nnd we trust he may have much
success with his importations.
Fee Sale tf SImm
Lite Saturday night preceding
Christmas the shoo store of S.
Houston was discovered to lie on
tire. Thc police forced the door
and with the assistance of a few lute
shoppers, succeeded in putting out
the blaze. A quantity of stock was
slightly damaged from fire, aud
water. The entire stock including |
thc damaged goods will be offered
for sale at bargain prices, to-morrow,
■Saturday. For particulars see Mr.
Houston's advt. on page eight.
Uttkefcl AssmntrT Sndiy
Anniversary services will be held
in the Methodist Church next Sunday. The Rev. Prof. W. A. Gilford,
of Columbian College, Xew Westminster, will preach both morning
and evening and the Girl's Choir
will repeat some of thc Christmas j
music which was so acceptably rendered on Christmas. .Mr. Gitlord is
reputed to bo one of the finest
speakers in B. C, und a rich treat
awaits the congregation, next Sunday.
L 0. L Arwul District Me-tof
The annual meeting of the L.
0. L. District No. 1. will Is- held
in thc Forester's hall, Chilliwack,
nn Tuesday evening, January '.',
commencing at eight o'clock. The
district officers and delegates from
the seven nr eight lodges iu tbc
district will be present. Deputy
MasterS. J. Wescott and Recording Secretary, Kdwin Hush, will be
among tbe official visitors. Reports
from the various lodges will be
presented, matters pertaining tn
thc work and progress of the Order
discussed, and officers elected for
the ensuing year.
Wee TW CeM Weld.
The winner of the gold-tilled
watch given by Felix McManus,
the jeweler, to the person coming
nearest to guessing the correct
number of shot in a glass tube,
wns won bv It. I). Archibald of
Rosedale,   he  having   guessed   the
correct number,   J. Wfilsio, of the
city, came next lieing one Mow
thc correct number, which was
1021. Guesses wen made as low
as 2(10 nnd as high as N.lWO. The
watch is a very fine time piece and
fortunate winner secures a valuable
New Year's gift. The shot were
counted at nine p.m. on Saturday
evening hy editors Caskey nnd
Barber.
AntalMNtitti Te-ii-kl
The annual meeting of Chilliwaek
Board of Trade will bt- held on Friday night at eight o'clock sharp.
The business of the evening will be
the presentation of the President's
report,the receiving of other reports,
and the election of officers for the
coming year, afler which the
member* will a Ijnurn to the
Empress Hotel for their annual
banquet The toast list prepared is
nn esp eii'llv Interesting one, and
the Hoard will have us tlieir mn s ,
J. D. Taylor. M, P., II. A. Stone,
Ex-Prcs. of Vancouver Board of
Trade, V. It. OlovcroftheB.CE.lt.
A. E. White, President of New
Westminster Board of Trade, and
Mayor Lee of New Westminster.
Tbc Holiday
New Year's day was generally
observed as a holiday in the city
and was quietly spent. Sonic tried
cutter and sleigh driving bul the
snow was rather scarce to make
the going very good. A pond of
water ut. the 11. 0, K. H. station
Was sufficiently frozen to allow the
small hoy and many larger ones
to enjoy a skate and also a couple
of gallics of hockey. The ice on
the rivers and lakes was mil strong
enough to lie safe, else many would
have enjoyed a glide over thc glassy
surface. Private and public dances
iu the evening were tlio scenes ol
enjoyment.
Chare il Oiceri.
S. S. Carleton, owing to changing his place of residence, which
will place him at fl disadvantage in
ease of night calls, has tendered his
resignation as lire chid. The new
Ulcers aro: T. P. Knight, chief;
R, Compettu,
Lecture Cancelled.
. Tho purposed lecture announced
for to-night in the Methodist church
by Prof. J, R. I). McAusland, lias
for unavoidable causes heen cancelled.
-ll satlB-
|ll'USUIll
Short Course Lectures al Sardis
foreman No, 1; Joe. Scott, foreman No. 2| It. Short foreman No,
3. The resignation ol Mr, Carleton
was accepted with regret by the
members of tho brigade, The firo-
men's annual ball, one uf the big
events of the season,   will   h>-   held
toward the end of Februnty. The
receipts tliiv year will lie given to
the hospital. Previously the proceeds were placed iu a fund to re-
emburse mombers in ease of accident, but as the Bremen are now
under pay from the City, they cume
under the "Employer's Liability
Act," and hence the change in the
dis|Misnl of the receipts.
Wis TW Prizes
The bean contest conducted by
Fred Joudry, the jeweler, was decided at eight o'clock on Saturday
night. The terms in the jar were
counted by Mavor Munro, Rev, I!.
J. Douglas, and editors Caskey nnd
Barter. The correct number wns
found to be 1570, ami in tl„ multitude of estimates registered nu one
hit on tho correct number. Mrs. L.
Macken made the nearest
estimate to the correct number, her
number lieing 1680, which secured
for her thc ruby and diamond ring.
It. Orr with 1576 won the g"ld
watch, Mrs. Leroux, Mrs. X. P.
Gammon and Mr. Fisher all select-,
Contest Nol Likely
Ratepayers seem in bo w
lied   wilh   Ihi'   work of lie
Township Council thai Ihe Hoard
will altogether likely bo returned by
noolamitlion,    Up   In   the  presenl
llnre has I n nu aspirants brought
forward oilier than Hie pi'OSOllI
members of the Council, If llie
quietude, is a result of satisfaction,
the board is to be congratulated on
ils success in Inking care of the  in-
icresi" of tho township, If ii Is in-
tliltcronce on the pari of Iho oloo-
torntc, then interest should he aroused. From I'epurls \V0 are however
nirlined to believe thai the majority
of tho tax-payers lire satisfied with
ihe rocoi-d of lho custodians for 1911.
Nomination takes place at Iii o'clock I cuke
(noon)   on  Monday noxl  in tho Sniit
A scries of Short. Course lectures
h.v Ave prominent agricultural
specialists will bo given at Sardis
Oil Tuesday nod Wednesday. January
Ml and 17. Pull particulars of those
meetings will he givon in next
weeks' issue uud at all early dale,
a two iln ys scries may alsu  he   held
Iii Chilliwack.   All who can, should
avail themselves of the opportunity
to increase their knowledge of subjects relating to soils and tha production of fruits and vcgulablos,
ulliee i
and if
will be
f   the   Clerk,   C,
in election Isnccos
held on Saturday
W. Webb,
wry, same
Jan, 18,
Baskets Wert in Demand
Bi
Firemen Return Thanks
I Miring the festive season just
past, many presents have heen presented with good wishes, utul the
liietiu'ii were not been forgotten,
this occasion. Many donations
have been sent to the boys, by
public spirited persons for which
tbey wish to l'otui'll thanks to the
several donors, Nutnhly amongst
i the gifts was a handsome Christmas
donated by Mr, Smith of
s Grocery nnd Bakery establishment which for excellence could
hardly bo surpassed. The Fire hoys
wish all a happy New Year, without fires,
A Urge ami Important Purchase
A deal involving a considerable
sum and one of much local interest
has heen closed this week, J. I).
McNeil, representing the Great
Northern Transfer  Co.,    of    Van- ^^^^^^^^^^^
cottvor, has purchased tho coal and     Mrs. MoQuinn frum  Vancouvor
wood bllslnoss,  coal   hunkers   and j spent Xmas, with her  father,  Mr.
property of   Gltrvlo   &    Co.,    thc | Hill, Camp Slough,
equipment and business of thu City j    ,],   F.   Murray,   Post Oilier  In-
spoctor paid a visit to our city Post
Miss Hoylc and Miss Hebron
spent New Year's witli friends in
Vancouver.
Ian Coote und Miss A. Coote
were the guests of friends at Ling-
ley, last week.
Transfer Company, owned liy
Parker, and tho horses, wagons,
transfer and coal business of J.
'Purvey, The deals were practically
all cash. The Grant Northern Transfer Co., is now in.possession, nnd
will he conducted under the manage-1
Olllco on Thursday.
The Misses O'Hearn spent New
Years with friends in Vancouver,
returning on Tuesday.
Mrs. F. A. I lower was the hostess
if l
Year's
Tho Box Social given by the
Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of
Cliilliwnck on Tuesday night was
very successful, both in attendance
and in a financial way. it was
probably the best of the series of
social evening'' held by the Rebekah's
and their friends, and the worthy
object it was in aid of, namely, to
provide a sleeping pavilion nt the
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Tran-
quille, B.C., has been kindly helped.
Mrs. \Y. Dusterhooft, N. G. of the
Rebekah's, wns in the chair and
annotmcod the interesting program
preceding the event of the evening,
the basket selling. W. Dttsterlioefi
was thc right man in the right
place, ns auctioneer, using all the
tactics the porsunsivesaloinnn. The
tioxes were oxii'oinoiv pretty audi (he crowd of
well made up, and the contents did
not disappoint the anticipations
aroused from outward appearances.
After supper many enjoyed the
dancing, tlie music being supplied
by Messrs, White and Anderson,
Mr. Peers, as usual, made it his
pleasure, to see that all during
evening   everything  went  will
The P. S. A.
Another
wl 1575, but Mrs. Leroux being swing and that no one in nny
the first numlier filed of the three, j missed nny of the enjoyment,
gets her choice of a tine umbrella.
I The ring, the watch, and the
umbrella, arc all of fine quality
and the successful contestants are
delighted with their good fortune.
The estimates ranged nil the way f mm
150 to 10,IXKJ, but the majority of
them numbered between 1,200
and 2,-100.
interesting and most
successful meeting oi (his society was
held on Sunday afternoon, when
there was again a good attendance.
The lecturer, W. Savage, n Vancouver Solicitor, was quite at home
with his subject, The Light of Life,
and treated it in an earnest and
convincing way and his statements
were backed up witli irrefutable
evidence. The contrasts between
the nations of Light (Know-lego)
and the nations of Darkness (ignorance) were ably illustrated, and
great emphasis was put upon tbe
Light of Truth and the Light of
Love, in tlic business and social.
Spheres of life. Attheeloso of the;
address Miss Klsie Barr enraptured j
men by her delightful
rendition of tho Solo "Sun of my!
Soul", and tlie Society is lo DO
congratulated on having such a I
musical treat following such a
splendid lecture, both being loudly
applauded. During the session,
Alderman Jackson proposed that a
•e| hearty vote of thanks he tendered to
a A.  J. McKelvie for the free use of
ment   of Archie McNeil, late "of II"1 very delightful  New
Washington State.   The latter, with I (l""re "" M"nd'l-V n'8ht-
bis  wib' and child will occupy the      A meeting of the local   Conserve
new  residence of Ciipt. Gnrvie on I five    Association    executive    was
Spadina avenue.    Mr.  Parker,   of
lho City Transfer Co., will move to
his ranch on Fairfield Island, Capt.
Garvie, has not decided as to what
he will do, but has a couple of propositions under consideration. Mr.
Turvey will continue with the purchasers for some time at least. Tlie
Great Northern Transfer Co,, are
not slow to recognize the future
possibilities in Chilliwack in their
line of business. With tbe coniple- i
lion of the C X. R. main line to
Vancouver from the prairies through
Chilliwaek, nnd the Great Northern
using the C.N.R. tracks through the
valley, all lines of business and
activity here will receive additional
impetus. We wish the purchasers
much success in their new field.
j held yesterday afternoon.
T. 11. Jackson WOS a passenger
to Westminster Inst evening. The
trip was one of business.
W. R. Stevenson, the valley
painter, spent Christmas holidays
with friends in Vancouver.
D. E. Munn, local manager for
F. J. Hart i*i Co., spent tiie holidaj
at his home in Westminster.
Mrs. Crawford Love of New
Brunswick is visiting at tlie home of
her son, Dr. W. V.   Davies.
Manager E, Duthie, of the limit
of Montreal, has been confined to
his home by illness this week.
G. R. Mason and Mr. M. Lent
of Penticton are visiting at the home
of dipt, and Mrs. P, B. H. Ramsey.
J. R. Anderson, of Huteheson Jt
Co., real estate agents, spent the
holidays with friends in Vancouver.
Rev. Robt. Marshall of North
Vancouvor will preach in the Baptist;
Church ou Sunday, morning; ind
evening.
Jos. M. Knight, ol Vancouver,
spent New Year's with his brother,
T. P. Knight, and enjoyed a. iiute
and game of hockey.
Mrs. John Knight is ti Seattle
where she expects to meet her husband who i« to arrive from the
Alaska oil fields this week.
J.  W. Galloway gws to Victoria
on  Friday   to  attend   the annual
meeting of the S. P. C, A. which is
Miss Bessie Lillle, Vancouver spent | to J* hcId lm,re on Satoda***.
Personal Mention
Jock Mcintosh was in Vancouver
this week.
Vancouver
Dave McKce visited
on Wednesday.
II. C Pook is on a holiday trip
trip to Winnipeg, Man.
Miss Chappcll of Vancouver, is
visiting at her home here.
J.   H.  Ashwcll was a business
visitor to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Wood for sale—Phone I, 1896.
W.'IV
He
really makes himself quite indispensable at these popular gatherings, Still.."ill was tlie amount realized from the sale of thc boxes and
various contributions have been
received since which will make   the
amount to be forwarded about 8100.
the Opera   House, and to Ii. Car- [
New Year's at Mr. W. G,  Lillies
Miss Edna Knight spent part  of
michttcl nnd his willing friends for! the holidays.it Seattle, Washington.
! their kindness in helping to mak
I the   Sacred Concert
'Sunday.   It complele
Christmas I    ^hc  Misses  Peel of Vancouver
Need-' "P™1 ''"' '"'"days with their parents
to say  the propositi found ai
v seconder and was carried amid I
here.
On   Sunday   next    Prof.
For IIkxi—A modern 7
house on Williams street,
pcr month.   W. if. No!mo;
roomed
820.00
lea. .
elieers.j
Gilford of New Westminster (Columbia College) will speak on "The
Rational Fight for Character", and,
as he conies will, a great reputation,
a crowded house is expected.
Miss Helen Walker of New West-
the guest  of Mrs.   H.
I minster
Eckerl,
Mr. and Miss Wheeler of Vancouver spent the holidays at their
homo here.
An Interesting Contrast
Wellington Street, Chilliwack, 1891-1911
By Courtesy of F. J. Hart & 0
T. F. Thorp, wife ar.d daughter.
of Stromc, Alberta, were the gnests
ol Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Houser.
Mountain View, over the holiday
week.
R. S. G )urlay. of Toronto, Ont.
head of the piano tirm, Gourlay A
Leeming. was in the city on his
annual tour, visiting the local egent
Alf. White.
Mrs. C. L. Street entertained the
Methodist Sunday School Orchestra
and tlieir friends, on Friday evening. A very pleasant evening wis
spent by all.
T. E. Caskey leaves on Sunday
for Victoria where he will take .1
short course of Military training a*.
thc Military headquarters. He will
be absent six week".
Mrs. W. V. Davies entertained
aliout forty friends on Wednesday
evening. A very jolly evening was
enjoyed by all the guests in Mrs.
Davies' spacious home.
Mrs. R. A. Broadhead arrived in
the city on Tuesday an I is staying
with her husband at the Empress.
As soon as Mr. and Mrs. Br nvdhead
can secure a home, they will take
up their resilience here.
Mrs. E. C. Deane and Miss
Marion Deane of Toronto, Out., are
the guests of Mrs Chester Chadsey,
Chesterleigh. Mrs. Deane is an
experienced graduate nurse and
will probably make Chilliwack her
home.
A quite wedding was solemnized
nt Registrar Pelly's office in the
Court House on Wednesday, the
principals being Harvey Ernest
Town, of Mnjuba Hill, and Miss
Beatrice Elisabeth Harris, of Mission City. The cermony was performed by Rev. A. B. Roberts, of
the Methodist church. The couple
had expected to he married by Rev.
R. J. Douglas, but the latter was
by unavoidable circumstances, unable tn ollicute, hence the procedure
as noted.
The Free Press understands that
A. L. CiHite strongly favors a life
saving station in the vicinity of Hopo
River, since Wednesday afternoon.
When advocating the same Capt.
Coote hus vivid recollections nnd
sensations of an icy bath in double
measure.  Nun* sod. CHILLIWACK FREE PRESS
Chronic Throat Trouble
Permanently Cured
SEVEN DAYS' USE OF CATARRH-OZONE PERFORMED REGULAR
MIRACLE
Miss Counter'a Oaao Proves tho Wonderful  Eflk'.'icy  o  fC't tar tli ozo no
in All   Throat und   Nose
DISC 11 ACS
Windsor, Ont., Oct, 30. MIbh Counter's oii80 will provo ni' grout intorost
ti> avo.*yuuo troubled with Bora tliront,
bronchitis nr  weak lungs.
WIh'u nsltotl for n statomont, Miu
Oountor Bitldi "About bovoii veins ago
t contracted a heavy cold lhat Bottlod
on my lungs am) roalstod all treat.
raont, Aftor 1 liatl tried sovorul doc*
torn hero ami spociallsts in Dotroit
without bonoflt, 1 wont tn my druggist
and asked hint for tin* boat romody
ho hail for cold on the lungs. II« ro*
tiotnniondod Catarrho'zono, which ourod
my cold in nun week, It. brought back
my volco, uml 1 have boon over Blnco
freo fmm my old troublo. Por coughs,
colds ami lung troublo I am nitre that
Catarrhozono is iho bosfc remedy, it
goes right to tho Bore spot, gives quick
relief, ami makoB a lasting euro.
Catarrhozono cures because Hh hoal*
ing vapor is inhaled to.tho vory places
that arc soro and inflamed.
To permanently euro your winter ills,
your coughs, snoozing and Catarrh, bv
nil moans tiso a tried and proven remo*
dy like Catarrhozono. But beware of
tho Bitbstitutor and imitator. Look for
Catarrhozono only, 50c. and $1.00, at
all dealers, or by mail from tho Catarrhozono 1 lompany, Buffalo, NVV., and
Kingston, Canada.
THE PASSING OF COCHINEAL
It is tho opinion of Mons. Leon
Diguet, wim has beon Btudying tho state
of tin- cochineal Industry in Moxlco for
some time, thnt beforo many years have
passed cochineal scarlet will havo be
como a thing of history only, like the
Tyrlan Purple of Antiquity. I wonder
how many people are aware of the
method of manufacture of this well-
known dye. lt is made from the dryod
female of the cochineal inserts (Coccus
cacti). Thoy aro gathered by brushing
the branches of tlio nopal cactus, on
which the Insects food na Boon as thoy
bogin to lay their oggs. Thoy are then
desiccated in ovens or killed with boiling wator. It has boon estimated that
ona pound of cochineal contains no fewer tuan 70,000 distinct insects. The
color is brought out and fixed by chlor*
iilo of tin. '1 hu Indians had cultivated
the Coccus cacti in pro Columbian days,
but the commercial possibilities of the
insects Boom to have been tirst realized
by tho Spnniards in 1518. It was Introduced into Europo about 1823, nnd
into India in 1705. The City of Oa-
zacca wns the centre of tho cochineal
country in tho days nf Humboldt, but
only n fow plantations of the nopal
cactus now remain—hence tho fear that,
tho ..ye will soon bucomo a thing of
the past, al any rato unless somo othor
substance is found on which to feed
tne insoctn.
Tin* southern coast of the Mediterranean has been making trouble for
the northern coast ever since history
began.
There is a war going on ami the
Kaiser isn 't having anything to do
with it. Somebody musl bo holding
his coat-tails.
DODDS \
^KIDNEY?
•^^iDNEiJrfy.
V*MSQRBIEJRS!n:r
•jpr-Wflolt»i Swollen Glands, *.' V.
tmt.l.'.i   i-i'iii
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W.r.Ym'\i;.l*.l>>'.:iOlvni.in-lltfIii.,«ontrfal.fa*i.
AIm fh.rti'i*.*-' tjiniri*. licit m wtVnf in, IThiilpoti
•Hf. MTII>\'I,  lllllll  S  I III till Al, III., nii.t,l|w| fti.|.
fV| i tm* IUMiMikU*. HUU.*.. tU„ U.I., VutMi.fr.      ~
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
EIGHTEHN YEARS THE STANDARD
Pnterltnd ind r*Mon*ata*l«d for wonsn'i wi-
attnti,   ,*   idtnUBesIli  prtpind  rsntdf  of
proTRn  worth     The  rtllUt  from ilvir me \%
■.nick  and  iwruutiLt  I'oi  it.it tt all  ding
Mens.
Chllllwaek.   British   Oolumbia
The Garden of B.C., In ths famoui \ftmwt
Valley. Flneil fanning ami frail land in the
world. Irrigation unknown. B.C. Electric ity.
from Vancouver; t'.N.R. transcontinental mid
ot. Northern building. Ohllllwaeli u modern
cily—waterworkt, eleclrle light, etc. Oreen
Paradise--—no front, no four month's snow.
Write    H.    T.   Ooodland,    Bier,    llnnril   of
Trade. Chllllwaek, f«*r nit Information, bonk-
lem. maps, ole—THBN COMB.
That Reminds Ne
l.n.lv: "Tlmt plpn you woro Bunposod
to liavo niowloil ytmtortlity lonlm aa
badly as ovor."
Jobbori  " Hid you koop tho olstoru
(.(ll|>IV,   1IIUIU?"
I.uilv: " Nu, of fuursi' uot.'-
Jobbori  "Ah, Unit's w«t'a done it,
you may dopoudl"
Twu Inoxporioucod uuglorB wout flmi-
in,; ono dny. Ono sat down on thu plor,
wlillo llm othor stood, .lust boi'oro uo-
glnuliig oporutlona thoy mado a wagor
wiih oaeh othor uh to whu wuuld inako
llii> biggor iiiti'h of lish.
Thoy had boon lisliiug fur ubuut hull'
nn hour with llttlo or no suocosb. wnon
John, who wns Btandlng, lost his balance und loll off tlio plor.
As hu wout lioadlong past Dlok, tho
luttor gavo li yoll, uud suid:
"Ui, .lulin, if yuu nro goin' to divo
fur 'uiii, tho bot'H off."
"My lovol" orloil tlio wit'u, as shu
found luw liusbiinil strapping up thu
family umbrellas us if hu woro oO for
u month's holiday, "why uro you taking theso awayt"
"My dear," hu replied, (irmly, "havo
you forgotten that this afternoon you
give a live-o eloi'li tea!"
"But you surely don't imagine luy
guests would stenl?" said tho wife.
"Steal! Who suid thoy would! But
they wuuld probauly recognize the inl-
tinis on the'bundles," ropllod the husband,
And then tho wife protostod nu moro.
While Mr, Dodgo, of St. Louis, hns
often been in Kansas City, St. Joseph,
Dubuquo, and other wiiloly known mid-
uTo western cities, he has never been
turned loose iu a city that counts Its
population up iu tho millions. There
fore he is worried a little about, tlio
wav he should act in New Vork.
Rocontly a Now Vork I'rienil received
u letter Irom tlie St. Louis mun, asking
for a little information. Among other
things  he  wrote:
"Sluill T carry my money in a belt
or in my shoot"
"It  doesn't,  make  any  difference,"
ropllod  tho  friend.   "You  can't hide
monoy in New Vurk."
...
Molioro died while performing n part
in one of his own plays.
The Archbishop of Paris would not
allow his body to be inhumod in con-
Bocratod ground. Therefore the king
pout for the archbishop and expostulated witli him, but he wuh obstinate
ami would not willingly comply witli
his majesty's rcipiest.
Tho king desired to know how many
feet deep the holy ground roachod.
The bishop replied, "about eight."
"Well," replied tho king, "1 find
there is no getting over your scruples;
let his grave bo dug twelve feet; that
is four feet below your consecrated
ground."
With a party of Chicago frionds,
George Ado was motoring from his conn,
trv home, Ilazohlen, to Kcntland. In
(llano, and wliilo passing through u
dense wood the party of braves was
hold up by a lone woman.
After succeeding in hnlting the car,
the highwuywoman announced, in broad
Uoosier accent, hor intention of taking
merely :i ride.
"1 ain't goin' to linrni nobody, but
I've made up my mind to have a ride
in ono of theso here things, su you
might ns well mnke it go ahead." she
gold, after seating herself in the ton-
ncaii.
When Ade recovered his composure,
he pulled out the throttle and away
Ihey went.
The commanding officer of a corps
was much troubled ubuut the persistent
untidiness of one of his men. Reprimand und punishment were unavailing.
Tho man wns  i rrigilde.    A  brilliant
idea struck the colonel:
"Why not march him up and down
the whulo lino of the regiment, and
shnmo him into decency?''
It was done. The untidy warrior
wns ordered to oxliil.it himself, and
march up nnd down the entire regiment,
and the men told to hnve n good look
at him. The unabashed Pat halted,
saluted the colonel, and suid in the
hearing of the whole corps, with tho
utmost sang froid:
"Dhirtiest regiment I Ivor inspected,
•orr!"
James   l'ayn.   the   English   novelist,
once  received  n  letter  from  a person
Iin   ho  did   not   know,   praising   his
works.
I   likeil   to   hear   by   books   called
works,' " suid l'ayn, "and I  replied.
Ho wrote mu again, and f wrote in
.turn a jocose letter,
lie replied in like tonus.
I   wrote again, telling him n   funny
story.
Ho sent me a funny story.
I capped it, and in a short ti  gol
Unbind for mv Oliver.    Finally, I got
a  Indignant letter, oommonolng:
"Sir—Are  yon  aware thnt  I  am  a
oatnf"
I often blush under the bedelotln's.
9 concluded, when I think of Ihe
»ries 1 tabl that woman.
. « .
The nuilioni'o held their breath ns the
hero administered the coup do grace
to his sworn foe, the lust—the very-
last— of the Mohicans, Then, spurning
Ihe body with bis foot, ho gazod iiuout
him, fearless still.
See!" ho cried, his voioo filled wita
'hope once more. "The dawn breaks
bright upon the topmost heights!" Hut
it didn't "See!" ho bawled ngoin,
"the dawn breaks bright—breaks
bright—breaks bright upon tho top
most heights!" Still ilnrkness reigned.
"The  dawn!    The  dawn!"  the  hero
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Then slowly ovor tho tnountaln*top
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The IrnBClblo old gontlomnn hail or-
dorotl a chickon, but when he got it ho
wasn't, BatlaLlcd—flouto people novor are.
"Wnite-*," lu* yollod. "bring a
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nn extra double Btoam-powor coko-ham*
nn-r. Tlds chickon's got t" bo curvod,
even if It is nnule of Droudnougkl
steel."
The waiter wns desolate. "Very
sorry, air," ho Bald, "but that always
wuh a peculiar bird. It oven objected
to bo killed, though wo always do
everything with tho greatest kindness.
Itut this bird, sir, nctuaiiy Hew nway,
and we had to shoot it, sir—yes, shoot
it—it Hew on to thu top of n house
nnd "
"Say no moro," said the old gontle-
mnn. "1 boo it nil now. Vuu shut nt
it and brought down the weathercock
by mistake. John, my friend, nil is
forgiven."
Sadsoa-on-Sand may be small, but
when tho Reason is in swing every
available room is let, and bathing-machines, rabbit-hutches, and oven don
kenneis command high prices. Last
month it happened that a visitor to Sad-
sen saw the policeman soundly cuffing
a youth, and in surprise he went to
tho constable for an explanation of the
youth's misdeeds.
"What has he done?" repeated the
representative of tho law in disgust.
"Why, Vn bin plekln' pockets, sir!
Ami \i I ketch 'im at it again I'll give
'im n good 'id'mg!"
"Why don't yuu run him in?" asked
tho visitor.
"Run 'im in?" repeated the guardian of the law in surprise. "Xo fear!
Nnt just yet! Why, bless you, sir, we
ain't runnin' anybody in this month,
The police -station and all the cells is
let to visitors! "
Colonel John S. Mosby. thc flroont-
ing guorriln chlefttan Of tho Confederacy, walked Into » Washington hank
one morning, slapped duwu a chock in
front of the aged cashier, and demand*
o«l the money for it.
" I will have tn find someone to Idon
tify you." said tho cashier. "This
check Is made out tn John 8, Mosby,
but Identification is n rule which we
must observe,"
About three million shafts of blue
lightning were darting from the colonel's one eye, when another employee
of the bank hurried Up and said he
knew   Mosby.
"That old man should have known
ymi, colonel," said thc ncquaiutaiue.
while the old lighter was counting hi**
coin, "lie was nn officer in the union
army.''
"Now that he stnnds with his back
to nie, t recognize him perfectly,'' said
Mosby hotly. ''1 remember having
seen it twice—during the war."
With the Horses
The tlrst trotting hurst* association
formed In Lexington was in the laiter
.*h'h, but was iu no way CODDOOtod with
the p: i.t association. The t'trst association broke up during the Civil
War leaving nothing tangible to found
an association on.
The prosonl Kentucky Trotting UoriO
Brooders1 Association wus formed August I. 1873, when a meeting for the
subscription of stock was hold in the
l'l nix Hotel. On August II a temporary organization was olVr-ctod by the
election of Thomas .T. Moglbhon, of
Cynthlnna, president; .lames M. I'ntler-
Hon, of Jessamine County- vlco-prosl*
dent; Col. P, lturgess Hunt, secretary;
and Henry T. Puncin, dr. (now Henry
T. Duncan, Hr,), treasurer. A little
later the permanent organisation wns
effected hy electing Thos. .1. Mctiibben,
president; John I). Wilgus, of Lexington, nnd Mr. L. Herr, of Lexingtnn, vice-
presidents; W. H* Wilson, then nf Lexington, but nfterwnrds of Cytithiimn.
secretary; Henry T. Duncan, Jr., treasurer,
The charter members of the nssocla*
tion were It. West, John R. Vilcy. Alex
Coons, M. M. Clay, A. II. Davenport,
R, T. Anderson, U. tl. Stone, Hunt Bros.,
JoBOph U Kwnlt, Thomas Coons, A. .1.
Potors, J. L. Cogar, 11. H. Gratz, T, J.
Moglbbon, P. Robinson, Jr., W. IL Wilson? IL P. Mclirath, IJ. Ferguson, S.
8. Qoodloo, James T, Shacklel'ord, J.
Il-Mirv chiles, John O. Brockeurldge,
Jnnios Miller, John 8. Lnil, S, M. Bowman, W, U. Cooke, A. J. Alexiuidor,
Isaac Smith, William 1'reston, Levi
lltur, B. J. Treacy, Joseph M, Pattei-
BOn, W. W. Smith', and II. T. Duucau.
This list contains the mimes of the
leading hoi'BOinon and lovers of tho
spurt of their dny and many of them
are still known wherever the trotter is
brod or raced. Nearly all of these men
have paused to tho grenl, heyond and
very lew of the numlier reiuuin.
One hurseiiiiin thoroughly conversant
with affairs of tho time says that tho
credit for the formation of tho association is due to Mr. William II, Wilson.
Mr. ..ilson wns an easterner, who came
to Kentucky anil first settled near Lexington but afterwards moved to Oyn*
thiaun and founded Abdullah Park
there. He wuh u believer iu Kentucky
as the best place in the world to breed
ami raise trotters and time has proven
hllll correct. Mr. Wilson brought.
OoorgC Wilkes and Honest Allen to
Kentucky. IL* bred Me.Kinney, 2:11
1-4. and owned many high-class horses
including Simmons, B!28, and others of
equal fame.
Mr. Wilson resigned as secretary, and
Cul. P, H. Hunt was selected to serve
in his stead. Col. Hunt was 11 true type
Oi tho old time South or ti goutlomun.
Although II Union ofllcor, he was woll
liked by everyone, even thuugh the
I'OdoralB around Lexington were con
sldorably iu the minority. Col. Hunt
is still living nml is uuw making his
homo in Texas. He served frum that
lime through the year 1ST", when he
r signed and Mr. Benjamin 0. Bruco
was selected tu till liis place. Mr.
ltrueo served us secrelary during the
years 1878, 1871), 1881, and 1882, boing
succeeded at that time hy Francis 8to
vciis, whu acted as BOCrotary in 1883
mul 1884.   The late Roberl 8. Steador,
filthor of the present It. S. Steader of
Lexington, Was the 11 OX I BOCl'Otary, Me
served one year, during 1885,    Bomnrd
T. Smith en icxt. ho also serving one
vein*, 1880, The ncxl man tn till the
position was Ed. A. Tipton. Mr. Tip
ton began his term In I^S7 and continued through 1807, serving a ful do-
cade. It was during his term ni ofti.-e
that the Transylvania, the Tennessee,
the Kentucky Futurity and some of the
other classics were first established.
Mr. Tipton resigned to become manager
of the late Marcus Daly's Hitter Root
Stock Farm, and his assistant, Horace
W. Wilson, was elected. Mr. Wilson
served from 1807 to 1001, inclusive,
when ho resigned to accept a similar
position with the Empire City Racing
Association of Xew Vork, and Elliot
\V, Shauklin was elected secretary. Mr.
Bhankllu served during the year 1902,
but died a few days before the opening of the liti):i meeting, when Mr. Wilson again assumed the duties, nnd he
lias continued up to the present time.
The only living ex-secretaries of the
association nre Messrs. Wilson, Tipton,
and Col. Hunt.
Tho first president, ns above noted,
wns T. fi. Moglbbon, who served from
1873 to 1888. He was succeeded by
W. H. Wilson, of Cyiithinna, who held
the position for two yeurs. He was
succeeded by Gen, 1*. P, Johnson, now
president of the National Trotting As
soclatlon. Gen. Johnson was succeeded
by Mr. Percy S. Titlhert. who was president one vear. lie wns succeeded
by Major ll! c. McDowell, for whom
the McDowell stake was named, Major
McDowell was tht* grandson of tho Immortal Henry Clay, and owned many
horses of note, including the great matron Etholwyn, 2:33, and lho equally
famous sire Dictator, from which mat*
IngS came a world's champion in Impetuous and other fast ones. Major
McDowell uold the position for a number of years, but resigned after the
meeting of 1800, and was succeeded by
Gen. Johnson, who served a second
term of four wars. 1807. 1808, 1890 and
1900. He wa's succeeded by It. P. Btoll,
who served In PJ-i and 1902, and who
was electol for the position again iu
1008, but whose death occurred In April.
1903. The next president was \\. R. C,
Estill, of Elmhlirsl Farm, the breeder
of Country Jay. Kontuckv Todd, etc.,
and the owner of titer dam, the Illustrious Pnronolla. Mr. Estill served
from  1908  to  1907 Inclusive      R. C
Btoll, son of It. P, StoH. was elected to
the place of honor in 1908 and served
t'i I May of the recent year, when the
track changed hands and Mr. Stoll resigned, fid. A. Tipton was elected pre
sldont
The oldosl stake- offered by the asso-
elation art* tin* Kentucky, for three
year oltl   trotters,   and   the   Loxington.
for   two-year-old   trotten.     Both   ni
theso wen* founded in 1*7.".    The Ken
tueky was Ilrst Worth $800, nnd the
j initial event was won by Girl V'. QuoOn,
driven by Dr. Ilerr, best time 2:88 t 1.
.The race is now aniiiialy worth $3,000,
{and the record for the race is 2.04 8 I.
Colorado fi.. the world's champion three
year old trotter, obtained his record in
the lOCOnd heat of this race. It was
also in this stake that General Watt**.
'J:iui 84, broke the three year old
World's record.
The Lexington wns worth but WOO
the (list vnur when it was won bv Oddfellow. Jriven by H. IL Nenle. best
time 8:44 12. It is now worth annually 18,000, nnd the -eeord for the event
is BjlQ 3 1, made Inst vear bv Silent
Brigade.
The first big stake offered by the as-
BOCiatlon was in 1 HS?, when a purse nf
•$1,000 was offered for froo-for-nll trotters. This race brought together Prince
Wilkes nnd He'le Hamlin, and attracted
the llir-;est crowd that eve- smv a race
iu Lexington up to thnt time. This
proved a ten-strike for the association
nnd started the populnr desire (the
"call nf Lexington") to see the Lex-
Shiloh's Cure
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and sold for n verysmnll sum, Dr.
Thomas' EclOCtric Oil possesses more
power in concentrated form than one
hundred times the quantity of many
unguents. Its clu-npness and the vnrtod
use-) to which it can be put make it the
poor man's friend. No dealer's stock
is complete without  it.
ingtou trots thut has grown each year
since.
As to li nances, tho association has
hiul comparatively easy sailing from
1SS7 down to tne present year with the
excoption of the yeurs 1808, 1894, ISliu
und l*s!Mi, during what, is knuwu as cue
panic period, lu 1808 tho assoclutlon
'vuh practicnll.v reorganized, nml in 1803
bought u half interest in the Pair
(Irnuuds, then nwiied by tho Kentucky
Agricultural and Mechanical Assoc in-
tion. The Pair Association could not
puy off its obligations und tho trotting association wus compelled, in
ordor to suvo tho grounds, to
buy tho other half of tho stock,
which tliey did, nnd in ordor to accomplish it, found it necessary to Issue
mortgage bonds that were taken up the
stockholders and the debt gradually
paid oil'. l!d. A. Tipton, then the secretary, says that it wns very hard to got
even thy stockholders to tuke tho bonds
beenuso of tho terrible scarcity of
money.
The (21,000 Kentucky Futurity, the
annual classic nf trotting horse events,
was Inaugurated in 1890. The first one
wus trotted in 1801, and won by Oro
Wilkes, driven by J. II. Goldsmith, best
time 2:14 I «. At thut time it wns
nut culled the Futurity but tho Stallion
Uepresentutivcs Stake.
About this time the ussoeintion decided that it wuuld be better to Increase
the amount guaranteed and have the
mares nominated rather than tho stallions; so in IKfH it startled the trotting
horse world by announcing the Futurity
under practically the same Conditions
tnat it is trotted under today, gunruu-
teeing it tn he worth $2(1,000. Before
tnis   wns  announced   there   was  some
bitterness owing to Ihe fact that, some
of  the  directors  und   stockholders  be
liovod llmt such a huge guarantee fund
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Mrs. McRca sulfcred for over two years,
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would wreck the ussoeintion, some go
ing so fur as to threaten an injunction.
Noiulng of the kind was done, however, and tho race was the great, event
of 1804, when it was won by K. W.
Ayres' Buozotttt, driven by Gus Macey,
before ono of tho largest crowds that
over nssmoblod on the track. 'I'he record
for the. race is now held by Cy.anitia
at 2:07 1-4, mado in 1000.
Tho Transylvania, the fatuous all aje
nice of cuch yeur, was inaugurated in
LSSO, a year before the first Futurity
wns announced. The success of the
TrnnBylvnnia prompted a similar raco
for pacers, a nomination stake, and the
Tennessee wus inaugurated and first
raced iu 1805, Tho Transylvania ro
cord v.!:04 I-I) is hold by Pensia Maid.
Transylvania is the namo nnder which
Kentucky was known.
The Tennessee wus named for her
sister state, the. homo of the Hals, which
were then fnr in the lend of all others
in the mutter of producing stako pticsrs,
nud the Ilrst  Tennessee wits won by the
champion Star Pointer, bred in' thai
state. The record fur the race is held
by Minor Heir at 2:01 L2, mado in
1008, Ihe year it was won by Jerry 11.
uinl some six ur seven world's rucorda
broken.
Nexi to those racos lho McDowell
nnd The Watnul Mall Farm Cup nro of
the most Intorost. 'I lie fo nier wus nrst
introduced in 1800 when il was wnn
by (Iron Itogors, driven by Richard Cur
ti's, best time -J: Li I '.'.. The recerd fnr
the met* is 2:05 1 'J, mado is 1010 by
aonornl ll,
The Walnut Hull Farm Cup is a
$3,000 race guaranteed by L. V. Mark
ne,-*. proprietor of Walnut Hull Stuck
Farm. Mr. Harkuess donates a hand
some cup for llie winner each year,
which is highly prized hv owners, The
record fur the' Wuluiit Hall is 2:04 3-4,
held by Joan.
The association is now on the tlirep
hold of u most successful meeting nnd
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those who have luho.ed so hunl uml
fu ith fully to put it whoro it now il
have pnssed away.
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The Ousting of the Turk
An Explanation of Italy's Sudden Raid on Tripoli
(By Vitiu-u Thompson)
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A CHANGE Or .FRONT
Sir Arthur Cnnau Doylo i-» at leasl n
mnn nf courage. After many yean of
persistent roststoneo to homo rnlo, nftor
fighting two |i-nii:ii!i.-nunv oloctlons on
nn nnti Irish platform, he now nn
nounroi thnt hi* Im** cltangod his mind
nml will stand hoi forth in lino with
ilo* govornmoul forces. Such n suddon
ohnngo of honrl Ims naturally arousod
both oxultotlon nn.l constomotlon.
Homo rulers hoi* in it a furthor pToa
ngo of victory, whlio Consorvntlvoi aro
hunl in ili'tiuiii-iuliou of whut thoy OOll
nn Inconsistency, It nmy Im* notod
lhat consistency is usually a virtue of
nm ii 11 minds, and of ttlOM who never
ehango Iholr minds boenojo thoy havo
vory lltllo mind to ehnngo.
Huon thoro will In* nothing Of Tur
kov lo-ft hut tin* wisli-bono.
The oliler tho Voting Turks become
tho moro trouble thoy BOom to gQl ial**.
Peevish, pnlo, rostloss. and ilckly
children owo tholr condition W worms.
Mother Graves'   Worm   Exterminator
will relieve them und restore henlth.
AVlicn the nows was cabled undersoil
tliat Italy was Bonding hor warshlpH Lu
Tripoli, then nine mon ont of ten asked
lightly: "What's it all about? Ami
Where's Tripoli anyway?"
Here is tho answer.
Whenever tho great powers havo nothing else to do they pick the poekot
of the Turk. One by one tbey havo
taken—by force or duplicity—tlio vast
and beautiful provinces of Turkey iu
Europe. Ono by ono: tbo Dobrudja,
Montenegro, Sorvitt. Koiimutiiu, Bosnia,
Herzegovina, Bulgflurla, Crete—
Thou tho great powers reached ovor
into Africa ami helped themselves to
the MuBsulmnn possessions. Franco
took Algiers ami Tunis and Is in the
way of taking ted Morocco, Whereupon
Italy lifted a small hungry voice. It
was a voice from far off] it was a voice
from below; ami it saiil: "Whal dn I
get?"
Italy wus Imi  a llttlo Bister among
these BWQggorlng powers. BllO toUCllOU
tlio heart of tho (iornmn bully uud ho
mado answer: "Vou. llttlo sister, shall
hnvo Abyssinia and Tripoli." Vou
llllghl IlllVQ llumglit with Bitch nu air
In- Hiii.l it! Iliev were his tu give, hit
Ilo Duly bobbed n curtsy (nil this wns
us long ago us iho Congress of llorlin)
ami went llOUIQ (|tlHo content. In illlO
tlmo she though! ni "Inking" Aliys
silila, Vou uro Hii 11 haunted by a mo
 i>  of lho tlronilful illanator thill be
tell   ior troops    hacketl to pit-cos in tlio
nn o.l hills by lho black, horotlcnl Chris
tlnns of thnt wild I I,   [''or yonrs thoro
was poaco -iln* penco of tho brolton
lioad anil the empty purse. Doing at
peace, Italy grew In population, iu
lmiinifuctuios, in wealth. She hud tu
Un.l outlets for hor imiuslrios, places
abroad for ho:* sunarfluouB sous. An.l
.sho thought of Tripoli. She had never
thought nf Tripoli, I fnncy, hnd it imt
I n   for n strange (ionium adventurer
who came back (having onton hashish)
from that easternmost of tlio l.ail.uiy
States.    This man's uumo. was Rohlfs.
It is quite true tliat the interpretation of modern history is to bo sought
iu economic fads; but now nnd then
comes a man who crashes his way
through facts, as n bull goes through
a hedge. 0. Rohlfs was lhat kind of a
man. It was nut in my destiny to moot
bun at tho crossroads of life, but I like
to think of him as a large, hairy man,
full of wine and dreams nnd prophecy.
i.hat h*1 said to Italy was: "Tripoli is
the key of Africa. Who holds Tripoli is
hud of all Sudan." A tempting phrase,
dripping ami juicy and grood-nwnken-
Ing. And what a picture ho drew of the
interior of North Africa, whence be had
come!
Behind the mountain chains and
steppes which bonier the Mediterranean shore lie had found it great barren
plain of sand and salt, where once nu
inland sen had lain—the Sahara, tho
i.'reat i»essert. Beyond Jay the mysterious Holed es Sudan—....o Land of Mack-
faced Men. Oh, a fabulous html, rich in
gold, in ivory, in ostrich plumes, iu huge
forests where troops of elephants went
trumpeting, whore black faced men
squatted naked in the tropical sun. waiting for the kindly whites, who should
bring them glass ben-Is, from Venice
and rolls of cotton cloth from Milan!
Humbly thoy sat, with gold dust and
ivory in their outstretched hands. Du
you wonder men went mad at the prospect! (There was one little sugur millionaire in Paris, the name hiid upon
him by fate being Lebaudy, who proclaimed himself ''Emperor of tbo Sahara" and set out with -ships ami men
to claim his empire tif Band und salt.)
Italy rose to it, as a pickerel leaps to
the glitter of a silver spoon. Tripoli-
tan floclotles wero formed! there was
oven a Tripnlitun party in the Italian
chamber uf Deputies; they had beon
robbed of Tunis—which should have
been their prey—nnd the taking of Tri
poli -diould be their revenge. Fnr, mark
you, Tripoli is the only point whence
the Sahara can be reached from the
Mediterranean. My brave Gorman adventurer—(J. Hohlfs, he of the hair and
the hashish—explained this thing. The
double gulf of Tripoli in a port at the
very dour of the Sahara. The ships of
liurope i mi I-I laud at its quays; the
caravans of the desert eoine to its suq
Indeed, the four or Ave caravan routes
from the laud of gold and ostrich
plumes aad ivory loud one and all to
Tripoli. To be sure, said 0. Hohlfs, uil
was not plain going by those roads of
Mind and salt. Fierce Berbers rode
down iqiou the caravans and plundered
them; nnd if not Iterbers. then Totin
regs. who were the color of bister, or
Az.ljers, whose faces were the color of
wet plaster—hard riding robbes, in
striped cloaks of brown ami white, gun
bearers.    Commerce  eould  not  come
safely through these trlboi of pillaging
rontrj, That year, wboroof <i. Kohlfs
-pi*he, thero limped through only 8,897
camels, with only a few million francs'
north of goods. I'lnnde ing sheiks and
emirs looted the other i aru vans ami
loft t'.e gemmalln dead in the sand.
Dut wore Italy lord of the laud.'
And he pictured endless lines of dust
colored eamols, rolling Tripoli ward, la*
den wilh the gold nud ivory and ns
(rich plumes, whereof yon kuuw; nnd
journeying   bnck   again   to   Wa.lai.   to
Kanora, to Bokoto( to Bornon, charged
heavily with Milanese cotton cloth nnd
glass beads from Venice. And then
a mil Way | and then cities (n» of old
when the Ifntnnn peace lay upon Tri
noil),  hahited  by  dark,  little  Italians
from Sicily, from Calabria.
Drank with this hashish dream for
two decades, Italv has planned aad
plotted to take thai Darbaty Stnte
from tho gloomy Turk; always she hns
waited her ohniiee- while France is busy
In Morocco, while Austria is respectfully
quiet round he- llylflfl F.iuperor's bed,
while 1'ii"'iii.| and (lernmuy are like
tho tWO chinn dogs on the mantelpiece!
Tripoli llie key of Africa—the gate
way to the Sudnn.
bOSS exuberant explorers have demolished the dream of (1. Roll I ft, The
latest uud best informed of thotO investigators is I,ientenant Itaquey of
the Fiftieth Infantry, n French officer
of   distinetion.    It   was   from   him   I
learned tlio emptyuess uf Ronlf's dream.
There is no way of transit from the
Mediterranean to tho Sudan—no practicable route across tho Great Desert.
Modorn commerce cannot go on tho
back of a camel. The door of tho Sudan opens not on the Sahara, but on
tho Atlantic Ocean, on the Gulf of
Guinea, and on tho Rod Sea. Thither
tho great steamships go. And by the
great rivers—by the Senegal to the
west, by tho Niger to the middle, by
tho Congo and tho Chari to tho south,
and bv the Nile to tho oast—the white
powers will send their goods to tho
very heart of the Sudan, whore squat
the black-faced men, gold dust iu tlieir
hands and ostrich feathers in their
kinky hair.
Mok tub, said the Turk: it is written.
What then does Italy want with the
Turkish  vilayet of Tripoli!
Two reasons urge her un: one is political and the other economic.
lu the Ilrst, place, she is ringed round
with alien powers. I lor sea bon id is
grimly guarded agatiisl her. Franco
hus taken her t'ursicau Island; England holds Malta; again France holds
Tunis against her, and Austria, on her
other soil, possesses F'niiue, Triesle,
|*olu. NOW tho province of Tripoli
will give her Control of the Africo
Sicilian strait. Moreover, Malta lies
ut tlie mercy uf Tripoli, und the possession of the Turkish province is u slop
Lownrd the recovery of the Knglish hold
island.
(economically, Tripoli is not wholly
uniuiportuiil. ll furnishes nu outlet
for Ihe munilfncturod goods of Lumbar
dv and Piedmont; and—cloauotl of the
Toimrog rubbers- the unses of the pro
vince may regain their undent prosperity and their former population, Today there are about a million inhabi
tants in tho four subprovincos of Tripoli proper and in ('yrenaica. No laud
-I refer more especially to Cyronalca
-could better suit those 20,000 Sicilians who are forced by poverty to emigrate each year. (By tho way, do you
know* that the poverty of Sicily is due
to California and Florida, which have
robbed hor of hor monopoly of providing fruit fur KurupoO Of old there
woro groat cities iu Cyrenaiea. Yoa
may see their ruins today—Cyreno and
Apollouiu and Ptoloinnls. It is a rich
land, fertile, and well watered, with
tall, green mountains-a fragment of
Europe rather than an edge of the Sahara. Greeks of old mado it u land of
wealth; ue Italians may easily do that
same thing. Even as it is, Tripoli, in
good years, foods Malta—including the
red coated English garrison, which consists of 7.i»t)il officers and men—sending
cattle and  sheep.
Italy, you see, not only wants Tripoli;
as woll she needs it. Without opening
the door of the Sudan—there need be
no further reference to gold dust and
ostriches—its possession will give hor a
tolerable market ami an excellent colony for her hangary southern Italians.
(The latest consular report which I
have at hand stales that In one year
Tripoli sent nearly -110,000,000 worth
of goods to Europe and to the On! tod
Mates. Ivory to the value of $8,000,-
0« > went to London, and as well caravan gold—brought across tlie desert-
worth over $415,000. About $6,000,*
nun worth of ostrich pinnies went to
Paris. New Vork got hides and pelts
to the value of $2^9.000).
The vilayet of Tripoli, then, Is well
worth taking away from the melancholy Turk.
Of course, the cost is to be counted.
I do not fancy it will be great, either
iu men or money. The cablegrams sent
to the daily papers state that the Bill-
tail has 30,000 troops iu the province.
This BOOms to me the wildest sort of
exaggeration, unless it ,.as rained asker
aud ni/ain in Tripoli during the last
few months. Mossotu Musni Pasha,
who is.  I  presume, still Ihe governor
general, had officially 10,000 soldiers;
in reality he could not have mustered
4,000; mill these troops, you should bear
iu miii<1. are scattered throngh the four
Bubprovlnees, especially in Khomo uml
Fezzan. They are a poor lot, anyway,
badly paid, b&dly fed, discontented-
victims of ihe Voung Turks at Constantinople even ns they were the victims
oi the Old. The Turks are brave men.
When you meet the Mussulman you
meet courage of the finest quality. But
yonder In Ihe vilayet of Tripoli, what
are these brave men to do, half fed.
half found, without proper arms or am
munition f
The military problem is simpler still.
Tripoli is. as I have written and you
have read, an oasis—an island, if you
prefer- lying between the Mediterran
ean Sea and the mind sea of the Sa
hara. In its present wretched state.
misgoverned, mismanage I. fobbed and
looted, it eauniit feed even its civilian
population. For the troops nnd fun.'
tlonaiies -a swarm of Young Turk lo
CUStS—It hns In import Boor, nml il
enn impoit it only from Ihe seaside
(Sahara ward there are only sand and
sail, sun dried bones and camels' dung).
The Turks of Tripoli are fed by the
Mali a us, way faring oversea in the
boats of the Soeiela di Navignzioiie
Italiana. Last vear Italv fed to the
Turk of Tripoli $640,000 worth of Holland meal. All the Dalian fleet has t-
do is to fint off this supply. In n week
in Iwo weeks- I here is no nocesslt)
for being precise—Ihe Turkish pashl
will hand them over his province f**r a
moss of pottage; ami not n shot nee1
be tired—nor mobile disembowel nizam.
rules*—
When you have In do wilh Ham
"unless" is the most valuable word ir*
tho dictionary. You rnn never fortell
what the Mussulman wi'l dn. He is at
once mysterious nnd mystic-    1 re-nem
ber standing outside n mosqne.   It wai
after the prOOOSSlon t.f Kisweh  (which
is the sacred en-pot of tho tomb ol
the  Prophet), nnd thoy wore chanting
n sura of Ihe Koran.   Tho thing* the
prayed   against   were  tnOJ-01   The  mil
chief of creation. Ihe mlsehlof of the
nighl,  the  mlsehlof  nf  weird   women.
Now thnt is a remarkable prayor.   Ho
who prays it in not fi« other men are.
calm, judgniaticnl, taking  life by  the
practical sides; And it is just thoro
yuu come upon the unknown quantity
in the Mussulman. He is a believer.
His creed—like Achtuod's marc—is
prized above his wife. And his creed
toadies him strange things. His pat-
trlotlstn and his religion aro one. Wherever he may bo he faces tho Must. He
burns with a fire boaldo whicli all other
fanaticism is pale. Of all Mussulmans
this is true. It does nut mutter whence
they have como—those of Africa as of
Asia, as of Europe, of Constantinople
as of Tripoli, the city dwellers and the
nomads, the sheiks who pray in marble
masques, or tho camel drivers of tho
Sahara who kneel and inako tholr oblations in Hand; wearers of the turban
or tho fez, the pasha or the sad boy
who hawks imitation rugs in New Jersey—one and nil aro of this creed,
which HceniH mysterious and torriblo bc-
t-ause it is other than nurs. And ono
and all they expect tho "Master of tho
Hour," They are conquered and resigned; their political chiefs nre rogues
and imbeciles| but grimly they wait
for the coming of tliat Maiidi who shall
free tho world of Islam aud drive uut
the  infidel.
easily enough Italy will conquer
Tripoli, unless—
Unless her landing of troops on Turkish soil is the signal which shall sum
mon tho faithful to the Holy War. If
thai cry is hoard am! nnswered, Italy
will find herself confronted by a florco
mult it rnlo come from far away—from
Ihe very contra of the Black Continent.
It will take time for this savage army
In roach the sea; the roads are lung
Murziik, twenty days' march frum
Ohadamos, thirty eight days' march
from Glint. If Italy delays for three
or four mouths its seizure of the province, ii may have to face soldiers
savugor than those of Abyssinia. Moreover—bo Mossoln Musni Pasha reported
uot long ago—there are in Tripoli ..1)7,
■Uil .Mussulmans capable of serving
wheu called upon; they uro strong and
dangerous men.
Dut how shall he light who may not
eat I
It is quite certain that sooner, or
later tne Italians will seize that fair
Turkish province which stretches from
the frontiers of Tunis to those of
Egypt. None of the great powers
wanted this International robbery to
take place just ut this moment. The
time has not yet come for dividing up
Turkey in Europe among Huns ami
Ivan and Pick Turpin and Cartouche.
It would lead to bitter fighting among
tho expanding nations; and Ihey tlo not
want to tight each other. Not yet.
There nro too many (and too complicated) financial interests at stake. Ho.
by the grace of conflicting greeds. Turkey lives and will live.
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AtWOOd, the aviator, reports that bis
expenses on his recent record-breaking
flight from St. Louis to Now Vork averaged $000 a day. At this rate aviation
ivill hardly become a popular form of
travel. Hut there is another side to
the story: no one. so far as van be
ascertained, lias yet attempted to fly
heaply.    Says the Scientilic American:
"There is overy reason to believe
that so long us meu like Atwood, J lean
mont,  Vedrines, and other present-day
champions of tho air, nice for purses
holding thousands of dollars, no nlton-
liou will bo paid to ruduction of operating costs. When tho public has Wearied
of aviation meets (and there is evidence that in Europe at least tho cross
couutry flight Ims completely displaced
performances in an enclosure for the
benefit of thousands in the grand stand
and ou the field), when newspapers have
extracted all the notoriety they can by
offering huge sums for successful (lights,
tno engiuee; will step iu and provide us
with machines and engines that will
transport us through thc air at a cost
no greater than that of a present-day
automobile tour. So long as $900 a duy
is the cost of a flight from -wnicugo to
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Sending littio love messages or
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buck of the postcard is a small record
resembling tho regular disc records
used nu some innchiiioH.    It is a very
thin film pasted on tho card and containing some phrase of tender sentiment or u bit of some popular music.
The card hus a hole iu it so that it may
lu*. placed on the machine and when
this is done the needle makes the card
talk and the one to whom it was scat
gets the message. The idea was born
in Germany, but the foreign buyers of
tho American stores this winter arc said
to have bought up about all the Gorman
makers could turn out.
We imagine the ox-Sultan of Turkey
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a public meeting will bo held when
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reasons for expenditure, taxes, and
other items of public interest. The
!! I candidates for the Hoard for 1012,
ill also address the meeting. The
cction will take plnce on Thursday.
DO YOU WANT A GOOD |
DOOR CHEAP?
We have in slock a number of standard doors, assorted
sizes, which we purchased al a snap price.    We bought
these doors right and will soil them right.
The Prices Range From
$1.75 to $2.15
Compare these with regular prices and come nntl see the
doors. Come early as they will not last long at these prices.
The appearance of the British
Columbia Public Building at Chilliwack has been further embellished
and decorated this week. Acting
under instructions from tbe Attorney
General's Department, .Magistrate
I'elly, superintended the improvements. The condition of tbe Court
House has lieen under advisement
bv the Oovernment (or some time,
and after much consideration and
the submission uf plans, designs,
etc. tbe said government  hit  upon
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-  the  loyal  subjects   at   Chilliwack,
P. 0. Box 243
Phone R 121
Chilliwack Planing Mills
Iu making a selection for Mayor
or aldermen the elector should consider tbc merits of each candidate;
his personal and business record:
ascertain that he is square and
honest, possesses reasonable capacity and common sense, and above
all that he has a certain amount of
back bone, and cannot be manipulated by cliques, politics, or special interests. These are the best safe
guards for tbe public weal and these
are tbc main points to consider.
The public meeting Monday night
should prove to be one of more than
ordinary interest.
Just Arrived
The Cliilliwnck Harness Co., arc carrying a full line of
Dr. Pattie's Celebrated Australian \
StocK Remedies.
fm- Horses and Cattle,   Also instninientfl in Drenching
I'.iits. Syringes, anil Milk Fcvor outfit».
Do not miss the opportunity of getting a r.»mI necess'ty for your
slock.
A SPECIALTY
DELL WH1TM0RE
HARNESS
WN. THOMPSON
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with a tine memento, of its thought
ful consideration, antl also a monument to tbe generosity and largeness
of mind on the part of some
members of tbe Government. The
monument is composed entirely of
brass, the unveiling service being
performed quietly on Tuesday
morning. It is gracefully suspended from a banging of iron, aud
may ba seen on tlic door of tbc
i Icompartment which has been used
♦ by tlie City Police Department, 'it
JIlho said Court House.   The actions
♦ I which have led up to the  foregoing
♦ look moro like those of a sulking
Jlainl stubborn child, than of men
T  who OK supposed to lie big   enough
♦ I to conduct public offalrs  in   the
♦ I largest and richest province in the
Dominion.
Bubbles are beginning to rise in
the municipal political pot as the
dates of nomination and election
draw near. Aldermen Waddington
and Jackson nre in the field for the
tirst honors of the city, and are
exercising their persuasive powers
on the voter with a view to securing
the position, Both men have served
ou the Board of 1011, and stand by
their records. Tbey arc well known
to the most of tbe electors and at
ibe public meeting on Monday evening will present their claims, and
a record nl their actions during the
year, as well as announce tbc line
of endeavor thoy intend to pursue if
accorded thc Mayor's chair. In view
of ibis tbc Free Press docs notdecm it
advisable to discuss the merits or
demerits of the candidates. Which
ever is elected wc hope to see him
stand for a fair deal toward every
citizen, to have a broad outlook, and
recognise and encourage everything
that will make for the advancement
nf the cily along permanent and
best advised lines. The elimination
of petty personal grudges, party
politics, and small village methods
of doing business, should be struck
out. Individuality of thought, and
action,earnest and thoughtful effort,
decorum and firm dignity witb due
respect to all citizens, should char-
actcrize the Council Board for 1(112.
Honest criticism should not be
spurned mid the one offering it
blacklisted, simply because of con*
trary opinion. Many men bave
many minds and it is only by a
thoughtful consideration of various
ideas that the best results are obtained, no single individual, or half
dozen, being vested with all wisdom
and judgment.
For Alderman we understand
that II. II. Gervan, of the present
Board, N. A. Webb, .lames O'Hearn
and E. C. Kekert arc iu the field.
The two latter are definite. Mr.
Kekert in presenting himself fnr
election gives the citizens the opportunity of electing a man wbo
will add strength, true progressive-
ness and real worth to the Board.
As a member Mr. Eekert would
be a painstaking and energetic representative. Mr. O'Hearn is a
citizen who is fully alive to the
needs of thc city and the
proper securing of these, antl would
we believe serve the best interests
of the citizens conscientiously. Mr.
Gervan, iu seeking re-election has
his record behind him, which
should commend him to due consideration in tbc selection of Aldermen for 1912, and which will no
doubt again elect him a memlier
of the Board. Mr. Webb is an
old citizen, known to all. anil like
Messrs. Kekert and O'Hearn has
his aldermanic record to make.
No doubt other names will be found
on tbe ballot paper on election day,
but no further announcements have
reached us. In voting each citizen
should vote only for the men who
in bis honest opinion and judgement, are best qualified to deal
with and handle the business of the
city. The present is an important
period in the growth and development of Chilliwaek and the best
men will be none too gootl to deal
with the problems which arc sure
to present themselves. Again, we
repeat, there should be absolutely
no party politics in local affairs, and
men should be chosen for tlieir true
worth and fitness, for the position,
totally regardless of tlieir politics,
creed or nationality. If this is
done we may look for civic government, which will lie a credit to the
city, and give the citizens cause to
feel grateful for the selection made,
.lust as we go to press we under,
stand that li. Shirley and II.
Nelems are probable candidates for
Aldermanic honors.
A special car carrying officials ol
the It. C. IC 11. on an inspection
trip, visited Chilliwack on Saturday.
Those in the party were, Messrs.
Roosevelt, Vance. Slitter. Marsh
and   Franklin.
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THE MERCHANTS BANK
OF CANADA
1801
1911
Paid-up Capital and Reserve
$11,000,000
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Money Loaned to Responsible People.
Accounts Opened on Favorable Terms.
| Chilliwack Branch   -   N. S. Mackenzie, Manager
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Quality -- Economy
Tlie Studebaker Buggy, has tlie merits whicli
mean ((Utility and economy to the purchaser.
These rigs are made by peoplo who know,
antl the result is a buggy that outlasts its
rivals The Studebaker has the style, finish,
workmanship, best materials, ami latest improvements. You can see them at our
warehouse.
The Chilliwack Implement &
Produce Co.
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H. C POOK
Successor to WM. ARCHIBALD
HEATING AND SANITARY ENGINEER
STEAM AND HOT WATER FITTING
BATHROOM FIXTURES A SPECIALTY
Estimates Given
WELLINGTON
Phone 58
STREET
P.O. Box 266
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Offlce Phone 224
Residence Phone 225
Abbotsford Timber tt Trading
Co., Limited
Offlce and Yards, YOUNG ROAD
It will pay you to get in touch with us. Rough and
Dressed Lumber, Fir and Cedar Shiplaps, Kiln
Dried Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Mouldings, and
Interior Finish. Cement, Windows, Doors, Shingles.
50,000 feet No. 2 Sized Dimensions in 2x4 to 2 x 12
at $10.oo a Thousand
Prompt attention given to all orders.
TH0S. KIRKBY
Local Manager
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WE  CAN   DELIVER
One of Chilliwach's Finest Farm Homes, Beautifully Situated,
as a Going Concern.
F. J. HART & CO., Ltd.
The Chilliwack
Specialists FRBE- PRESS,  CHILLIWACK,   RRTTI^fl  iMWbI,'
COAL
Sold and delivered.
Order now.    Phone
92
J. TURVEY
C. T. Vradenburg
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
Htlchtr Sl. ChilliwacK
Furnished Rooms to Rent
TO RENT—Three nicely furnished rooms
HU'Hiu li.'itii'il, Imtli. eluetric light, olo,
Apply Cliilliwnck l-reo Press.
NOTICE
Wc liitvo   it new uinl   np-to-ilato
lihtlil   Willi ill.- llll'St  II.u11iOK.Ih I"!' nil
kinds c.t Cleaning. Owing uinl ''reusing. Expert help for nil branches.
Sisriiil attention «ill In' given to all
Mini uml Express orders from Chilli-
wuck nml the Valloy. Wc Bollclt u trial.
JARVIS DYE WORKS
428  StmAVE.  W..   VANCOUVER
Parsons
Big Cash Sale
BETWEEN  YOU  AND
BY DOG TOBY
ME
As 1 wns saying, ur nboul lu say
Inst week when tlio restraining hand
of an exacting editor checked my
"verbosity'' (road on) those who
[engage in public work must bn willing to accept public criticism nnd
let me also sny. public praise.
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I Our Chistmas Trade
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Was Good
All Winter Goods Must Go.
Little did 1 myself expect
criticism or praise or New V
j gifts but Ihe following, tells ils
talc.
nny
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COLUMBIA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
VANCOUVER
Teachers ot Voice, Piano uml Violin
in Cliilliwnck weekly.
Apply by pn.tnl e.rd i» tlie CoitKrvatory i
(KU Broadway West, Vancouver
nnd uut teacher "ill eull on ynu.
JOHN H. CLAUGHTON
BAKUISTEU, hOUCITOR,
NOTARY PUBLIC
Westminster Trust Building
CHILLIWACK, 15. C.
Chilliwack
Roller Rink
The Chilliwack Roller Rink is now
open (or the season.
AFTERNOON
Two-Thirty to Five
EVENING
Sevon-Thlrty to Ten
Come and enjoy a pleasant
Pastime
JAMES O'HEARN
Rosodalo, Dee. 21
Between me nnd " Dog Toby."
Whnt   is   the mutter  with  you
"Toby" thnt you cannot wish us n
Merry Christmas und n Happy Now
Year without all lhat apologetic vor-
bosily ?    Cut oul (be rival four lines
of your paragraph, nnd leave standing high and dry, the good old wish,
then we will a< pt il nnd believe it
genuine. Tho way you put it, we
cannot see wood for trees. Lie
down, doggie.    10. L.
Thanks my friend, in future 1
will ll'y lo be verbose without being
apologetic, but my wishes were none
Ihe less genuine, sincere, hearty,
spontaneous, nnd well-meant.
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Some people go   ibrough    the
world in n continual  torment of
complaint, grumbling and growling
at everything and  nothing.    This
cannot always be  ascribed to the
! state    of   the   weather   although
I climatic conditions are often used
by pessimists ns an excuse for an
undeveloped or  uncultivated   appreciation of life and its possibilities.
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,.    The present election  fever   (or
Overcoats, Suits, Furnishings, lop and ton-our) has generated this thought
—  "   ' —*- 'for here nnd there nt this timi
and we wish to deserve  the  patronage
of that festive season to continue throughout tire coming year.
You will  find  our stock of seasonable
goods large and well assorted in all lines.
We shall keep you posted ns the seasons
conic round.     Look for our ad. in this
paper.
Phone
10
Denmark & Burton
Phone
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Underwear, Hats. Caps, Boots, Shoes
Men's Gum Boots    -    $2.50
Parson's wants tlie money, you want
the goods.      Come along
along goods.
No old shop worn trash.     Pay
last year's account.
one
ex-
and
unfavorable on the actions of the
| present Councils and on the propos-
, ids of the incoming ones.
cannot close one's ears to tlu
prcssion of opinion,  favorable
Tba City and Township corporation work is no child's play, nnd
money, gO those who undertake public duties
•assume grave responsibilities, and
should have both time and ability
to devote to the satisfactory execution of those duties. I menu satisfactory to the majority for to please
all is an utter impossibility.
your
S. A. Parsons   Tlo^1
THE BOY SCOUTS
Off All Our Men's, Youth's, and
Boy's Suits, Overcoats, Raincoats,
Pants, Odd Vests, House Coats,
Ere.   This sale includes our Celebrated
Fit-Reform Clothing
Nothing is held in reserve.    Call early   and  seci
sonic of the great bargains we are offering in i
JANUARY CLEARING SALE
CHAS. PARKER
Your Outfitter. Fit-Reform Cloumr.
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Hot Air   Furnaces,
Roofing and Cornice,
Metallic   Ceilings,
Stoves and  Ranges,
General repair work,
etc.
Estimates furnished
Phone 94
British Columbia Electric Ry.
I'ASSKNOKK   NKKVIIK
Westbound-"
Leave Arrive
Traiii.      Chwk. Wcstinin.
:i 8,30 a.m, 11.20
A 1.16 p.m. 8.45
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Train      lllgiln. WcHimin.
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Train         Van. Wcstniin.
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4 .18.18 noon 1.30
s 8,00 p.m, 0.10
b'live Arrive
Traiii       Van.
Weatmin,
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KIIKHIIIT SERVICE
Lvc. Chllllwaek 6.00 a.m. I Daily Except
"   Vancouver 7.00   '     )     Sunday
All passenger trains handle Express.
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That owing to building operations having commenced
on Lots " and 8 facing on  Young Street,  South,
business lots in this locality are going to increase in
price.
We Can Deliver
A 50 foot Lot, exceptionally well
Street at $100 per front foot.
lituated on Young
Fur terms see
Chas. Huteheson S Co.
REALTY AND INSURANCE AGENTS    CHILLIWACK
Useful and Acceptable
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Household  A rticles
El Boilo
The little immersion healer. Boils
water in a few
seconds.
El Stovo
The   BtoVo
which     boils
your     kettle
quickly
Toaster
Stove—For
all conking
purposes as
well as toasting,
El Perco
Makes delio
mis coffee
in a f e w
minutes.
Phone 257        &   PUGH
Chilliwack
Chilliwack Boy Scouts Xo. 1.
attended the moving pictures in the.
Lyric theatre on Thursday night.
The picture dealt with the Boy
Scouts of America and the courtesy
was extended bv Messrs. White and
McManus.
Wesley Troop of Hoy Scouts
reciprocate the good wishes and
meetings tendered them by the boys
of Troop No 1. They trust that
the year 1912 may be one of much
success ami advancement along the
lines of effort, by tlieir friends of
Troop No I.
Oonoral sir Roborl Baden-Powell,
distinguished British soldier, and
organizer of the boy scout movement all over the world, is going
to tho United States (or nn ofllcial
visit, and be will bring wilh him
the llritish ling presented by King
George to tllO Ut, Catherines troop
of Ontario for having thc most
king's scouts. This troop has six
scouts who have qualified in the
t'venty-fonr different examinations,
which enables tbem to bo king's
scouts.
Capt. 1!. .1. r.irdwbistle, Dominion secretary of boy scouts, will
leave for New York about thc
middle of January to receive the llag
lfrom Ooncral Sir Robert,   lie will
bring it to Ottawa for ibe council to
1 make the presentation   to   the   St.
Catherines troop. The first Winnipeg troop W03 one man short of get- j
ting the llag. They have live king's
' scouts.
sir Robert will not Iw able to I
cross tho border for a visit to Canada! |
! but he will do so next fall.
The Dominion council of boy!
scouts has passed the following 1
awards, for bravery:
S. Framplon, scoutmaster ol the
Victoria, ll. C, troop, I). Frampton,
assistant scoutmaster of the same
troop, received letters of thanks for;
tlieir bravery in reselling  a  young
'mnn from drowning  in  Cndboro
Bay, Victoria, 11. C.
S out muster K. C. -Maclntyre of.
! the llnsslanil. li, C. troop, who witli
nine scouts from his troop scoured
tho woods for tiace of a girl  who
was  reported  missing,  received   a;
badge nn I scroll of honor.
Thu   report   of   Lieut.-Col.    F. i
Mlnilon   Cole,   in   charge   of   the
\ Canadian contingent of boy scouts
who wont to England to attend tho
icoronation  of   King  QcorgO,   has
been received,and ll will 00 publish-'
ed by the Dominion council In book
form,
COMFORTERS
Down Comforters $4.50 Up.
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I  Wool   Comforters,  very warm,  covered  witli  nicely   ;;
'  figured art sateen.   Very special.   (M 7C Ia *t/i Cfl   !
i These are from      - -Jl.lJ 10-J«.JU  ;;
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;  Nice all wool Blankets from GO in. x Ml in. tu 68 in. x   ;;
11 80 in, going very cheap considering quality. ;;
11  We also have a line of wool blankets that are a bargain   ;;
at $3.75
W. B. TRENHOLM
;  House Furnishings Chilliwack   ;;
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A. G. Brown-Jamison Co. Ltd.
SUCCESSORS TO A. O. BROWN A CO.
X
Hock Crushers        Road Machinery       Contractors' Equipment
Mining Machinery Hull, re Engines
Interstate Automobiles
Farm Implements
Dairy Supplies
Grainni Muter Tracks
Ilazclwood Milking Machines
1048 Main Street Vancouver, B.C.  I
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Don't Fail To See Them
EL PERCO
tlu* electric cofleo
percolator.
EL STOVO
(he disc on which
thc electric current
will di. li'-'ln
cooking.
ALL HAT II
OPIMTID
FI0H THI
ORDINARY
LIGHT SOCKET
PERCO
EL BOILO
the handy Immersion healer lor boiling water quickly.
"HOTPOINT IRON
the indispensable
kitchen conven-
Icncoforlronlngtlay
Drop in at uur
Chilliwack office
and have these appliance- explained
lo you.
B. C Electric Railway Co.
LIGHT AND POWER DEPT. . .
Limited
CHILLIWACK CIUbUWACK FREE PBEf3S
A Memory of Sedan
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Tlic blest tilt of words between Germany mul Prance dorlvos most of Ita
acrimony anil Its foroboillng uf poBBlblo
war from tlio rocolloctlon of tlio Franco-
I'rusHiiin Hlrugglo ill IW70, and blio disns
troua bnttlo of Sodan, in wliioh tlio
r-'rcnoli Eraporor was oapturod and somo
iiuioty thousand olllcora and mnn. Mar
slid Mai'Muliiin, It will bo recalled, foil
into thu Sedan trap while making a desperate offort to rollovo Marshall Ha/.
nlno, slmt up with it largo arinj- at
Mut/.. Soptombor I, tin. ditto of the
rout Herman triumph, rankles In tho
hoart of every Frenchman alivo tinhty;
and lioro are'tho roiainluconcoB of one
who was thoro, and shared tlio onthus
iusin of tho morning, and tlie despair
of tlio afternoon. Uo duns not oliooso
lo give Ills mone, but lho story, 1'resli
from his l'p», i» l"1'1 '" Harper'i
Weekly for tlio Ilrst tltno, Hut to be
gin with, ho recounts:
Whon I became a soldier I was
twouty-ono yonra old, Eugono Mon
ciiobloa, moi. And I was enrolled in
tlio -01 li Infantry, and we wore seat tn
Alglors, but saw no war there.
1'lion caino tlio news of Ihe war with
Prussia, and wo flamed Willi oagernOBB,
We canted to moot and demolish tho
Prussians: "A Iiorlinl" was our cry.
We could not but go to war.
After a while wo worn talcon across
the sou to franco, and we weut by rail
toward the ao:th. and that wo could by
:oiy possibility bo beaten never canto to
us. "To Merlin!" was all we said. 11
was all wo thought. Wc shouted it
from tbo cars at tlio station, and the
nooplo shouted it back.
So toward tlio north, and wc nu longer
went by railroad, but wo uiurcliod. And
on I ho roads with us woro many thou-
sun.Is of other French soldiors, and
sometimes wo eoald see far across the
country to still more. Our hearts rose
higher! for we were ho many.
Kvery night we camped pleasantly,
and if we did not always have lull rations we always managod to nd onongh
not to kungor. Ves; we made It
onougk, and often thoro was tho kettle
nl soup and tho little salad that WO
made of what grew by the roadaldo.
And sometimes I would lie awake for
■i lime, and would porbaps hoar tho
l ramp of somo regiment passing by and
tlio pleasant jingle of accoutrements,
iiini it was Him whoa 1 could sue tlio signal-lights dashing with white and red
and blue.
1 would think of what news of the
Prussians tlioso lights might be telling.
And sometimes a picket lired, and Home
young .soldier would jump up and make
n nolso and his sergeant would growl
nl him.
From tho people in the villages wu
found that we were inarching toward
Met/. Humors of the lighting of great
battles came, anil tho ollicers tried t"
muke us believe our nrmloa had won.
Itut a chill came over us, for the rumors
.aid that wc had lost.
There  is news that CO s from  the
officers and there is news that comes
from the nir, and it came Irom tin: air
that WO had lost ii terrible buttle at
llravclnttc nnd other battles uruiind
Mel/..
There were iniiUeroigs, ami some 01
the mon suid: "Why, then, doea tho
F.mporor niiiko war if he knows not
how, and has not good gcueralst"
Hut we were only the more eager lo
-ct at the Prussians. We had been
losing*—well, if so, lot uh charge thmn
fiercely and win. A bus les l'russicns!
For thoy hail insulted ua.
The nicn, it sn », did not know they
were fighting all lierinaiiy, instead of
Prussia alone, and considered the cam
paign a holiday affair. 'Ihey had food
and driak, and took little thought tor
tlio morrow. Then they came within
sight of tho enemy:
Wc marched on, and one day, lar
off, we saw a glinting line of light, and
my comrades said: "The Prussians, Ku-
gene.     Those are their helmets."
And I said: "Wo will fight thoinj wo
will fight them with bayonet and with
chassopot, and with mitrailleuse/'
And he said: "Mon pnuvre Eugono,
von will have lighting of a sufficiency."
' And we began tu find out thai WO
Imil changed onr lino of march, and at
lust   it  went  among ns that  we    were
marching now inward Belgium and not
toward Mot/.
And I said to my comrade: "WO are
not nt war with Bolgtum, Why do we
net keep in front of the Prussians and
drive Ihem back.     Wo should light."
And he said: "Mon pnuvre Eugene,
you will huve lighting "f n sufficiency.
Ilcin!" ,    ,
Then it wai thnl it Weill through the
nrmv, slow, like a poison, fur the »ol
dier's would not easily believe thai  nur
I rats wore traitors, and thai WO were
l.clraved. And il i» hard to march
und march and fear licit, vuu uro be
1 rayed.    It ii llko tho foar in lho dark.
Slui, I do nol kimw. They have told
me since Hill WC were inarching I" And
a place to get through to Marshal P.az
, who was than shot tip
destroy tho
of Sep
and    il
knuw.     Bui we wanted I
Prussians, those Qot'innns.
And lliou came ll lornliij
tomber 1, A warm morning
caino to bo a hotter day. Wo wero
roused early by tllO bugles, and hurried
inlo lino wil Inuil any tlmo for break-
fast.   Thoy thought an   nttuck would
, for
if I had liiul
house
Mel/., but
ns te Hint we knew nothing.
Iln! huw could thoro uo traitors whon | holmots.   Hoin.
the Emporor was with us. and Marshal j thoro were Pru
MncMahon who had  fought     woll  In
other wars!      Me. I do not lliink it.
We were cove ed with while dust as
WC mnrchel on Ihe long while roads,
past the people at the pleasant cottage
doors- the old iniu. und (he women, nnd
Hie girls, mid the children. And they
said to us: "Vou will drive awny lho
Prussians!" And wc said: "Oul, oall
Itut wc did not now cry. "A Borllnl
The fields were rich wilh harvest
again  nur hearts ruse lis w
the   lung   linos   of   soldier,
mu-rhillg.
Colonel de la Qullootl was our coin
mamler. A brave man. he. Bul he
rode mostly silent, and WO lrb-1 to 100
fries liis face what he thought, '"'I WO
could not toll,
Vt length we rnme t" Sedan; a lung
City, beside a river Hint ran in ClirVC!
through low green fields, and there wcic
sliming hill« that nee. And we gnth
,,red there, and there were tons of lima
sands of us.
There were laic- of Prussians, count'
less Germans, near us.     We did   not
For illl that long, lung day of lighting there was nothing of food for my
regiment. And it was well f
my surgeon told mo thut
food my wound would hnve killed mo.
Fur I wuh wounded, wounded twice, but
of thin 1 will tell you later.
My regiment us placed near a vll-
lago that limy called Ha/.eilles, just at
the edge of Sedan. There in a picture
of the lighting there - perhaps you have
scent it in called I.cs dcrnieres Cart
uuclies. But wc wore not at Ihe house
of that picture, Imt were a little distance away. Wo took ll position on a
little rldgo and waited for thu   attack.
And I thought of nothing but that I
was ready to light for my country with
u gladness like that of a man whu goes
lo his home.
And tho Emporor Napoleon drove by
us, but it was boforo wo got to our position nt Bozoillos, His face was yellow and he looked sick, nnd from the
soldiers thoro was but littio of tho shout
of the iov. For many of us had begun to believe thai ho had led us into a
war in which there was no hope.
Wc thought that bo was not really In
power, tlio Emperor, and that It was
with us uh it was with Prussia. For in
Prussia thoy said it was not tho King
William, but Blsmnrck, and in France
we thought il was not (lie Emperor
Napnleon, but the Empress. Mui, I
do not kuow.     But at lasl we were to
fight. ,  .
Often have t tried In romombor whal
[thought when tho great shells were
falling among us and the Prussian lines
advanced, Bul I do not believe 1
thought at all, for all was so strange
and so full of excitement. I w'as eager
unly for the order lo lire, and I wuutod
never to stop firing.
That village of Bazoillos—It was wild
lighting there, and  the Prussians
lured it, an.l they burned every
Because they were lired at. from    the
houses!      But why should not   tin invader bo fired at from the houses.
11 wus hard fighting, and we were just
at the edge of the most terrible. The
charges and tho firing and the shells—
torrl ! ,    ,
And while I lie smoke ol the houses
wns rising, my regiment, was marched
lu the loft toward a place they called
llivoulii". a little town set beside a little
stream in a broad valley. And I thought
again that this was a country to light
for aad not to be a trolror I". for
France is a beautiful bind.
I do not know just how long we
fought at P.a/.eilles nor how long WC
fought at Glvonno. I only know that
our bugles woke us at four, and that it
was perhaps three in the afternoon,
judging from Ihe sun, that I was wound
ed.
II wus harder for us at Givonne than
at   Bazoillos, for nl tliv in we were
so placed that the shells uud the cannon-shot came among ns. but yet it was
not often that we were near enough to
tho Prussians lo tire.
We could see the lines aad lines nt
helmets. A bad sight, to sen those
helmet-spikes.
And I can not remember when it was
that there crept through oar ranks the
feeling that those helmets wero not only
in front of ns, but in every direction
ruiinil about, and that we were sur-
iniiuiled. 1 suppose it came from the
sound of firing coining from so
directiona.
It is nt such a time that one feels
of u helplessness. And the noiao—did
1 tell you of the noise! There were
single booms nnd crashes of volley firing, and then there would be just one
great roaring, one great thundering that
deafened you, and III which you could
not tell one sound from another.
There was smoke, smoke everywhere,
and the ground would tremble when the
cavalry mado charge
I think 1 do not romombor very clearly till thnt happened in those long hours.
I do not know how often wc were near
enough to fire. It seems to mo now as
if we were mostly under lire without
returning It, But this I know: 1 went
into battle tliat day with two hundred
rounds, and long before I was wounded
I hnd fired tlii'in all and wns taking
from tlie dead men.
Yes; there were dead men. dead men
evcrvwliere. nnd wo did not think    of
tl i anion thoy could give as ammuni
timi. Even I.' u soldier in hia first
battle, did nol think of Ihem. For a
lillle while yuu may think of them, and
avoid Ihem, loll  Soon ynu will entirely
forgot,
Thoy suv Ihul llivonne was till aire
of oar position. Perhaps. Hut I only
know wo itood thoro nad lirod, and thnl
• i.clls and bullets ru  among us. und
thnt ovor we sow those helmets.
For all of llie Prussians wore those
manv
- I would toll you all that 1 romombor
of most interest. Hut is it interesting
to tell yon that shells burst and that our
ranks thinned and closed up, and tlmt
1 felt moro and more that we were to
ho beaten';
1 would have wept, but 1 had loo
much lo du ia tiring and in watching
i.e lines nf helmets.
It is that a suldier gets full of an ox-
itciluesH.      Vou uo tilings,   and   you
scar" ly know that you do thom or why.
it was early that day that my com-
nulc was killed. And ho jumped up
twice. So—so! And ho fell Hat on
his face. 1 turned him uver, and my
captain said: "No time for that. Vou
are a youug soldier or you would know
there is no time for that."
1 told you that 1 was glad nail eager
to light. And it was su. Hut when
the first cannon lired thut morning, so
early, I felt a tremble as if ono lias a
frozou inside. And I tniuk it is always
so. Mon havo told me, bravo mon,
mon of muny battles, that the first
shooting gives you a fro/.on inside as if
Homebody Kcares you. But it soon
pusses, und you think nut of it again.
And I think that must soldiors lire
at a line of men nnd dn not try to pick
out single soldiers,       Unless they    arc
harpHliootors, or their cartridges  run
short.      For when cartridges are  run
ning nliort a man takes Individual aim.
My wound clinic about half through
0 afternoon. It was as if a hammer
struck mo in the breast, sharp and hunl.
I still lired—onco, twice, I cannot toll—
and my arm could not raise my rillu,
and [know that I was to light tlic
Prussians no mure that duy.
1 wus wounded in tlic leg too, but
that I did not kuow, as I walked off
stumbling.
Whon u man is wounded su that he
cannot light lie thinks only o'f getting
In llie rear. And I do not think it is
a cowardice. lie can do uo moro al
tlio front. He is in Hie way if ho can
nut light. Hut al the rear lie may be
saved and be ready lo light liguia.
1 walked oft, stumbliug—sol—and I
fell tired aad lay .Iowa, and I wopt.
Yes, 1 lay I here, weeping, for 1 thought,
France is lust! And then it came to
mo that I was so young lu be wounded
and perhaps die, but I nm sine I did
not weep over that. And I thought
of homo and I longed lo bo thero, for
the picture of homo enmo tu me.
Then I was frightened, Ves. For 1
was no longer lighting, when a man docs
nut cure, but was lying helpless, and it
came tu ine that if there were a charge
the suldiers might gu right, uver me
and never notice me.      If the cavalry
sl Id charge, tho horsos would stamp
nn my face.     Or perhaps Uie groat an
cry wliccla wuuld come crushing.
tt was terrible to think such things.
And shells were bursting near inc. And
u mail ia not himself when he is badly
wounded nnd lies on lho ground. I
tried to get up nguin. but t could nol.
I must lie thero.
i wo other wounded men went near
mo, nnd 1 must have called to thorn, for
if i had not they would not have stop
ped. Thoy were good men, for on a
hurtle-Hold yon do not Htop when the
wounded cull. They helped me on with
thom, and after a while wc came to u
house, and we went ia and I lay ou the
floor, and again il caino to mo thai I
was yuung to be shot, and again I
thought of home.
Hut I would gladly—you will believe
me?—I would gladly have gone bnck into  the  battle   if   1   i id   have  fought.
Ves. gladly.
We wounded soldiers, lying therefor others had also crept to Ihe house
—wc talked of thc battle lost. For we
thought it was lost, and we wept for
France.
And then a terrible thing happened!
terrible, for it told ua that what we
feared was really true. For the cannon ceased firing, and there came a sib
dice more terrible than tlie roar, for it
told us that the battle wna over, nnd we
knew we could not hnve won.
But wo did not know how bud it was.
We knew uot thut after such hours of
lighting we were to have no honors of
wur, no terms, nothing but surrender.
But whnt could wc dof    The  Pros-
uns had surrounded ua on every side.
We had gone north to relieve Met/., but
the Prussians still held Met/, close and
also had men enough to outnumber us
at every point. Wc were many; yes,
but Ihey were ao many more.
Soon we knew it nil, fnr the news
went swift. The Emperor had surrendered. He was u prisoner and Mac
Mnhon wus a prisoner and all the gen
crals were prisoners, and all the men
wounded or unwoundcil, were prisoners
A hundred thousand prisoners—mon
Uieu! mon Dieu!
I could nlinost weep now, as I wept
I hen. I hough it was    forty   yeurs ago.
ami
utclit'd
marching.
Eh. well—hero I nm. with my wounds
healed aad a good wife beside mo. 1
hnve a little peaaion nnd thia post as
concierge.    .    ■    ■
And the Crencli fought well. It is not
that I was one of tlle army that 1 sny
so. I do not think of lhat when I suy
ihe French fought bravely.
And if we lia.i had belief officers, and
f our Enipernr -bul bull!   What i« done
lid gu out, 1 should ut least bo on
a big cum- f"l- a lime 'Ihe big cukos
do nol last very lung in Lake Michigan,
I could not toll what was happening
outside, for the wind was shrieking and
howling horribly, and every fow se-
cuiuls tho ico would split witli a resounding crash. Ho, for lack of something bottor to do, t arranged u frying-
pan 1 had over the littio Btovo, and to
keep up my food supply I ,started frying some nf the lish, after cleaning them
outside the hut. lu a fow minutes
the place was lilted witli a most apet-
iz.ing odor, which, 1 presume, had something  tn   do   with   what   followed.
First of all J hoard a series of low
wliiacH outside; then something scratched at the door. 1 opened it in amazement, thinking that some dog had perhaps been lost un the ico and hud
touiiil my hut. To my surprizo, however, ll great unkempt niiiinal entered
ami fawned about my feet, licking my
bouts; and although 1 had never Been
one, I knew it was a gray wolf. The
animal soomod terrified beyond measure by the splitting ico and tho storm,
for he kept casting fearful gluncos ut
the door, and showed no sign whatever
of wildiicss.
Ah the doctor had no other weapon
thnn his knife uud ll frozen fishing-
line, he wus in a quandary, But the
wolf seemed lonely und showed ll Htrong
desire to make himself ut homo, hu they
naturally decided to let it go at that,
and spout the night quite charmingly
togcthor. The next morning—to hour
what thc doctor says:
I awoke to Hml the sun up, Ihe day
bright and clear, and the laud four or
live miles wesl nf us. All around Hooted cukes of ice, going Hie name way as
oursolvos ia the grip of somo current.
My fours passed away wilh tlio bright
sunlight, an.l I used up my last wood
in cooking some Hsk fur Ihe wnll', while
I finished the linskcl of provisions,
So  Ihe  wolf and   I   went   out   in  Hie
sunshine:    1   now   th lillllll   grow
siirlv-  and   110   longer   wel ued   my   up
pronchos. I believe thill se lung na
the danger  lusted  he was cowed, bul
thai   with   Ihe  itppn li   nf  day.  and
when rescue was at h I for inc. all his
savag itnro returned upon him with
redoubled   f c.      However thul    y
be, Iwo hours later I saw a did moving
among the ice. and as il neureil saw
lhal it was a fish-bout, doubtless with
a rescue party on board. And now
came the most surprizing pail of iny
advonturo.
The bunt was about half a mile dis
taut, and Hu' occupants, having soon me
and waved lu mo, started lo make their
way thruugh thc Hooting ice. I saw
the wolf watching thom with bristling
hair, and suddenly he turned to me
with a low growl. ' I offered him a bit
of fish, but he took no notice, nnd I
,.ognn to fear that lie realized thai my
rescue ould not include his. At any
rate, ho drew buck a few Bteps, his
eyes fixed on mine; then, with a quick
movement, he sprang at me
I had no weapon, except a short
knife whicli was closed. All I could
dn was tn jump aside, hitting hint witli
my fist as lie missed me—aa eld boxing trick. Hut 1 hnd nut counted ou
thai savage side slash of the great
teeth, and when the allium! gained liis
feet and turned to Hy at me again my
..and was streaming witli blood froni a
small gash. I heard shoots from thc
approaching lish boat, but as the party
was unarmed they eould lint help me.
Immediately upon getting liis balance on the snow the wolf came toward
me slowly and sprang again. This
time I was really frightened, and, with
wild idea uf holding him away till
.' friends coal.I assist me, 1 met him
half-way, grasped his threat in both
hands, and we both fell to the snow to
getlicr, for the impact of his leap was
tremendous. I hung on to his throat,
but, although 1 kept thc gleaming teeth
oil'. I could not hold his feet. ilo
struck at mo savagely with his hind
paws, tlie sharp claws tearing through
my coat like knives, and 1 realized my
danger just in time to cast myself backward. Instantly the wolf returned to
the attack, and this time the look in
his fnee frightened uie so that 1 did
not wait for him. I whipped my coat
awuy nnd threw il in his face; then
turned and. running to the side of the
ice-cake, leaped into the water
1 um u good swimmer, and the bout
was only a hundred feet distant, so iu
uo time I wus aboard and getting into
warm ciotaes. The engine was stopped, and wc Iny there watching the
wolf. He seomed puzzled ut my disappearance, running baekfvnrd and forward on the ice; then he looked at the
boat und howled dismally, None of
the men liked to attack him with
knives for their only weapons, ami so
presently the boat was turned ubout
and we threaded our wuy out from the
ice to the free wuter. lleliiuil us the
lonely wo,, snt watching us disuppenr,
and slowly, hopelessly, floated onward
tu his doom.
The Profits in Clean
Vaudeville
hi evory civilized city in tlio world,
suya it dramatic writer, thore. is oitlior
ii Ki-itli theatre, or one molded on tlu*
Kelt!) plan, Thnt ouo I'nnii should hnvo
brought about this result is interesting
enough, hut that it should havo beon
accomplished by tho elimination of tho
vulgarities tlmt somo managers seem to
think the people demand is not only
interesting but Instructive It guides
othor managers on the future road thoy
must go. Just how Mr. Keith cume to
see the "parting of the ways," he tells
himself, as follows:
'' I wns raised ou a farm iu Now
Hampshire where the people never
went to any kind of theatrical entertainment because they were respectable
peoplo and were offended at the coarseness of variety shows und hml ue opportunity to see tho better claws of
drama. They did go to the circus once
a year or so, hut they had no chance
to patronize uuy other kind of theatrical amusement, and this fact made a
great Improsslon on me. I wus fond of
thu theatre myself and knew thai u
nice, clean theatrical performance
would ccrliiiulv be liberally put ionized
by people generally, if they hml the
opportunity.
Afterward, when  1
is working iti   Wesli
uud travolled aboul ll
reus, I found thut th
existed     evcrvwli
Unltod Stale--'. Thoro v
cul porformnncos except
class drama, tn which \v
reu luiilil go. Then!
soomod to have qtiito Igi
left the farm I
n Massachusetts
• country with a
■ same coadil m*hs
throughout lho
wore no ihealii
f high
ll  I chilli
I     ...am.ge.s
J tli
Iih
of Ihe
thontri
IH' c
uiarkal
fairs c
a vi
ug.
u want
iiv   I'o
'al UllllIBi
uirse, toi
le Unit '
mill have
ts.    The
bt
American   I'm
Drill.
iy,   it   seems   I
irh  ti  con.liti I   ill
existed, but (hose war
trcus thut cam oun
family enter
it was not ei
the people t
came that tl
tv for a mu
public a nie
c.il  cutcrtaii
vas   piat
liniueiit
ugh.     'I'll
not think Hint u maungcr can be too
aroful ubout Hie courtesy that is extended to the public, ut the box-oflico
and within the theatre itself."
Ily way of conclusion Mr. Keith coin
pares the prices paid vnudovillo artists
now and   In   tho   "good  old   duys."
Yos," he sayH, "It is it fact that
novor in the history of thothoatrioal
business have such salaries boca paid
as prevail today. It is not uncommon
now for artists to receive ns high us
$ll,fi(i|l a week ia vaudeville, and it is
a fact in Hie high priced huuses in the
East and West, tlic average show,
which used to cost *600 or $01)1) n wcok,
now costs frum $3,000 lo $4,600. There
been a steady advance in tlic cost
of vaudeville bills, lu tlioso huuses I
refer tu. where the bills used to cost
$jilll tn $11011 u week, thc advance has
been gradual, first In $1.01111, then $2,-
nilll. then (13,000, nud now from $3,000
to  $l,oilii   is   tl vorngo  cost.    Very
few cily houses pnv less Ilmn $',600
I'm- tholr wecklv hill, wlillo the bills
nl my I'hlludolphlii nud Hoston tlionlros,
the theatres uf Mr. Percy Williams, of
Mr. Davis, of Mr. Shell, Mr, Moore nnd
Martin   Hock,
iciscn.   cost    n
ii  Chicago and  San
high   us   .$u,llllll   u
MAltBLE OB KUIiHER FROM ASHES
Tlie utilization
Ull  li]    ill  cool   I	
pod al   tlio inlio,.,
duels, such as gas
 IIIOIlIll,  I nil,
time   lol I    -
ill  Dill'  lllllllStl ll'v
noallv  a   I ll
a I g   I"   "In
if thc Ir
Vll   Hi
like, lai
li   tin
 I l'l
lllllll
ill. side
 I'M   lui'k
isuully stop
' ulher pin
BIllplllllU nf
■ to, a long
il materials
of ihe cnoi
insiimod  uu
d .le vu y,
can   lie   pre
lically the ool;
laiuiiieiit in America ami
< I studied
iced I be
icrc was a great oppurtUlll
linger who could give Hi
', refined, pleasing Ihcatli
imetil, which wuuld appeal
lo all classes uf people equally, but the
great problem wus how could such a
show bo given.
"I hud uu capital, .mly unbouudoil
.-"iilidcnce in my theory that people
wauled lo be entertained respectably;
however, I determined tu make a stall
iu some manner. After much hardship
and privation in trying to get fairly
started, I opened a little museum .Ian
nary 8th, 1883, in a mom thirty five
feet long and fifteen feet high, in a
building un tlic site of the Adams
House, on Washington Street. Huston.
My only attraction wa- Btthy Alice, a
midget whu weighed uue and a half
pounds, but I installed a small stage
iii the rear uf the room aud scoured
several acts from Hie variety theatres,
with the understanding Hint all vulgar
or Bllggestlvo language was to I,.- cut
out of every act.
"It proved, just ns I expected, lhat
clean, wholesome ciiterlaiiiement would
be very popular.    1 could nut iiecommo
, tin
l""l
realed.
lam I,t:i
nice Hi
ior,       Neil
Illl llllll,4, il
■ hiding,
-oiiduits also
• t of prodiici
whieh is nl-,,
r coverings, fi
Tlic  i
stance
and II.
-hi
id  ml i. claims lively
mm ashes, Hie typo nf tlic
-e.l nway, now life is In be
he    highly    cM-e I        soli
led, :is slale.l. possesses al
'Hies of marble and rub
nioisturo, heat or acids
il I lie same time il is noil
thnl   its use   fur electric
nines under consideration,
Ihe   new   sub
llipted fnr wall
tnblo-BlabS, ole,
amounts to nboul - lo 3 marks (1'i.ii to
71.-I cents) per square metre.   'I he pro
cess of l ufl.ct.iro consists in thai the
ashes, preferably briquet ashes or dost
ashes, arc lirsl sifted, Ihea treated with
cold soda water ami copal varnish, oul
rhoso helmets!      And
ion  ..Hirers nnd   l-rus-
an suldiers who wnre specluclcs.      As
if thoy wore to light wiih school-teachers. 'll.lt thev did md light lib'' si'.hno!
teachers. They fnllghl hard, like goml
soldiers.
The secret of the result, we lire tola,
was I he difference in generals. The
Trench commnndors may not have been
traitors, but their ineompelence led ti
the same rost.lt, while the Herman ulli
con Boomed .uporhuman.    'I'o quote:
Thev surrounded us. although wo wore
sn large au arlliv. That Vuu Mollke.
I think he was a devil. Seventy years
old   seventy!   when he fought us.   And
he WOullI not die.       He lived  lo nilicly,
., they lell inc.     .Vnd Ihey used tn say
he lent I  wo- iu  fighting the Turks
against other smnges. when li" was
\ouiig.
' Dill vet. although he wns so old nnd
would nol die. I dn sny that he ever did
as a soldlor ought not to do. Nu! I
w:i« n Bnldior mysolf, although but of
one battlo. and t would not do a soldier
an Injustice ll was only bcrnine lie
beat us that we liatcd him.
YANKEE TWOPENCE HA'PENNY
Congressmen are giving sunie iilten
lion tn the proposal for a °.'._> rent piece
for'whlch thoro appears In lie li coasid
eralde domain).   Such a coin would kefj
iu tlic custiimer's | ket  the odd  half
cent he now so frcpieully give- to the
dealer when he bays one article sold nt
two for a quarter. Whether it is othor
wise doslntblo is u quostlon, The two
cent and Hie throo cent pieces formerly
in no danger ol being ;„ (.jrt-.tlitti..r, were n nuisance und were
withdrawn. A lily-cent coin to bo
handy should be ensily distinguished
by the "feel" in a pneketful of change.
~f that can be accomplished there is no
ibioctton to Including it in the minor
oinuge- Lowell Courier-Citizen.
A  NIGHT ON AN ICEFLOE Willi
A WOLF
Lake   fishermen   who  maintain   that
fishing huts arc
iiirrii'il away In Ihe ice, ami northern
luiiilers who assert wilh equal wisdom
tliat the gray wolf is never seen iu
Michigan, save ill Hie farlhesl recesses
of Ihe ii.iilh. lire nature fakirs, all of
i..em, wrilcs Hr. M. A. Leach, ami the
doctor's story seems to bear him uut.
Two years ago, in the dead of winter,
lie was out on Lake Michigan ill a
friend's lull, fishing through Ihe ice.
Kverything was proceeding merrily
when —snys the doctor:
There came n sudden report. Bounding
like Ihiiiider.   The ice was going out!
I   rushed  outside, bill   the snow  was
1,Im.ling, and   I eoald, of course, nol
even see Ihe shore line.    1  st I per-
pb'M'd fnr u iiinmcnl, but, as I had no
compass, there wiih nothing for it but
to koop warm and trusl In link. All
nroiinil Ihe thunderous reports wore
sounding uud Hie ice was quivering
slraagcly. I was frightened, lint
there nils no help for il 1 went back
lu the hut nnd k'-pl mi fishing.
This was nbOUl noon. I nut iced, t'i
my relief, that Ihcrc were no crncll
coming beneath Hie hut. so that if the
iually Biibjccteil
to a
Une
iding process.
According to wi
ethei
au
imitation of
uarb'e or rnbbei
is .1
e.-in
d, the propci
-oloiiig Bubstnm
e is
i.i.b
ii.      '1 he nm
terial will 1 a
koto
I ut
<ler the name
IN HUNGRY NEW YORK
A htrse ha messed to a wagon of the
New York Poultry Market, loaded wilh
n ilozen crates containing llx Hundred
chickens, ran nwny on the Williamsburg
bridge und crashed into the runaway
gate at the Hrooklyn terminal. The
.rates were smashed nnd the chlckOM
set free. The chickens scattered in
every direction and many we e caught
l*v men ami boys who forgot to relurn
them to the driver,    Many others were
killed or maimed by enr**.
Put half an ounce of powdered p»m
ice stone to soak in half a pint of
eonl oil, and with a piece tif lofl lh"1
nol stooped in the liquid clean the iu
Bldfi of the bath, nud then wash out
with warm water and dry thoroughly.
late the vast number of patrons that
came to me, and the little museum had
to be enlarged, until it finally seated
500 people. 'I hree years later I coil
ceived the idea of giving a continuous
performance, such uh we glvo today,
and this was au Instantaneous success
also. My business increased so rapidly
that 1 hiid to lease the Bijou Theatre,
next door to my museum, and vaudeville
in its preseut form was lirst permanently established  in that playhouse.
"Itut these things were not acCOUl
pllshed without the hardest kind of
work mul considerable privation. Wo
all took off our coats and buckled down
to business in tllOSO days, I often post-
ed my own bills to save expenses, some
times 1 sold tickets, iu fact, there was
no detail of work in connection with
the theatre that I was not obliged to
perforin, at times, i'nt I was sun* of
Wincing out in tin* end. and I can look
uack on it all complacently now.
"Artists in those days received
mall salaries, because we could not
afford tu pay them very much, yet they
lid their Work cheerfully, as many as
ten turns a day sometimes. Among
the artists who played for me iu those
earh* days of struggle were Weber and
Plolds, Mclntyro and Heath, the Hon
ers Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry t'ohea,
nnd Sam Bernard. Twenty live dollars
for a single and sixty dollars for a
double turn were considered big salaries
I hen."
Asked if he did not encounter stem
opposition iu purifying tin- old lime
vnrietv cast, Mr. Keith replied that lie
.lid.
"Many persons made fun of me. One
actor brought suit again-t me and the
lawyer, in summing up the ease, said)
"'I   0X1 t   some  day  lo sec a   mu
«011 111 iu the clouds with 'It, I'. Keith.
proprietor-1 and written in letters
above the door, 'None but Angels Ad*
milted.'
"I made it u rule nl the beginning
when I lirst opened my Washington
Street "museum, tlmt I must know ex
netly whut every performer on my
stage Would say or do. If (here was
one COnrse. vulgar, or suggestive line
or piece of stage business iu the net,
I cut it out. And this rule is followed
iu every Keith theatre in the Halted
States today and just ns rigidly ad*
hered to now ns it was originally.
"The overwhelming majority of pen
pie are clean,'* says Mr. Keith, "iiiui,
what is more:
"A theatre ought to bo just as clean
materially as morn Ily. The health and
comfort of patrons demand that a man
ager keep bin theatro scrupulously eleuii.
One speck of dirt on n sent is almost
ns bnd as n dirty line spoken over the
footlights.
" Vnudeville inanngers must never
forget that our success has been won
by pleasing all clas*>es of people. We
muke no distinction among our pal reus.
The millionaire, the professional mnn.
the workingmnn nnd iheir families
have been our regular patrons aud will
be found in alt onr audiences. They
nre nil treated alike, with the same
eourtesy  aiol  eonsiilerntion,  and   1   do
AN EXPLANATION OF BALL   .
LIGHTNING
The   exislem f   globular   lightning
was until recently sonously doubted by
uthorities on electricity. Its behavior,
s reported, seemed so at variance wilh
11 the properties of electricity us tilth
ilo known an.l understood, that they
preferred to believe that the observer's
did not report correctly what Ihey saw.
.Now. however, the existence of this
form id' electrical discharge seems alum
dantly  proved, and  something like it
has even  b   produced  iu the Inborn
lory. The latest word uu the subject
appears to be aa Investigation by W.
M. Thornton, in which he shows' that
very pruoablv the luminous, slow mov
ing sphere- called ball or globe light
nlng are nothing but electrified masses
of ozone, produced by the passage of
a previous ilfHcharge through atmos
pheric oxygen. Says a writer in Cos
mos (Paris, August 12),
"The way in which they move
through the air makes it clear that
these globular lightnings are composed
of a gas heavier than nir. Now, ozone
is the only gus denser than air thut is
produced in abundance under the ac
lion of explosive electric dischurges.
Oa the other hand, it is allinned that
the dispersion nl globular lightning
gives rise to the production of ozone
Ou reaching ihe ground, globular light
ning frequently undergoes a devlatinn,
as under ihe influence of a repulsion;
now the -uil.ice of the eurth ami ozone
aie gun era Ily charged negatively.
"Ihe energy freed in the conversion
of n corresponding volume of ozone into
oxygen would suffice lo explain the
explosive violence with which these
meteors burst. Finally, the blue color
is characteristic of tlie spnrkless dec
trie discharges whieh in tlieir passage
through the air give rise to ozone. It is
also observed in ihe explosive combine
tion   of   oxygon   and   hydrogen;   when
nitrogen is present this (lame is yellow.
Uclylug on those considerations, ihe an
linn assorts that the principal compon
ent    talt I gh   perhaps   not   the   only
ouo) of globular lightning is nn aggie
gat ion nf ozone uud oxygen pari mil*.
(lissovlatud, sent out from a negatlvoly
charged cloud by ihe train or oioctric
waves following a violent lightning dis
•hur
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LONG STEEL SHAVING
W. II. Hull', a machinist, claims to
hnve broken the world's record by milk
Ing the longest shaving evor produced.
While turning down a piece of vannd
imil steel lo- cut out a spiral sliver that
measured IVi feet in length stretched:
oul on the sidewalk.
popular  in  some
Wooden shoe1
parts of the United Sl'ntes, and in Chi
cago. Grand Rapids and Holland, Mich
Igfln, more are worn Ilmn in Ainster
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tomer for this kind of footwear.
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DIZZY HEADACHE
CURED IN ONE NIGHT
Ef TEOUBLED WITH HEAD-FULLNESS, RINGING NOISES, SPECS
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My appetite faded away and whon I
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The active pains in my stomach and
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almost sot ono wild. Sometimes attacks
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A Thief Caught by Camera
HAIR GR-U TING
It i» by no means an uncommon thing
for a workman to get part of his hair
and scalp removed by accident, und
hitherto it has been impossible to make
hair grow again on BUch a place after
the roots have once been destroyed,
A well-known doctor has mnde the assertion that hair growth can bo induced by applying ttnely*ohoppod hair
to the spot Where nature's natural covering hns been removed by such an
accident. The tine pieces of hair nre
kept In place by a suitable bandog
over the injured spot. The doctor
•l»:ms that the pieces of hair soon take
root, nnd the white spots indicating
the location of the hair cells appear
within a week. The hair cells are
readily transformed to skin cells, and
so the man's original covering of hair
aid skin  is  gradually  replaced.
PRESENCE OF MIND
A mother of four daughters, one of
whom   had   recently  married,  cornered
a rich young fellow in the sitting-room:
"And which of my girls do you most
admire?" asked  the expectant  ma.
"The married ono," wns the quick
reply.
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Tho camera has played its part, in
the catching of many criminals, but
never more dramatically than in the
case of Guy Fox, an escaped thief and
bad mun from a littio bolder town in
Texas. An amateur photographer
named (Juniniaek wus oil' on the oltl
buffalo trail which crosses a spur of
tho Cimarron mountains and juts oil'
into New Mexico. Mo was all alone,
had been told that ho would probably
be all alone to thu end of the hills, und
was feeling rather devilish in his way,
when lie came noiselessly into nu opening In young growth nnd gave a sudden
Hturt,—surprised nnd disappointed,
His l'alysiun wihlness wus occupied by
campers! A now white tent nnd an old
irayed one, pitched on the bank of tlu*
brook, showed in ugly contrast against,
a fringe of green. Two persons were
in sight, a half breed Mexican woman,
bending over a camp kettle, and a white
mnn, lounging in u light hammock.
The mnn got. to bis feet as Cummack
approached aud stood iu a careless altitude, with his hands locked behind
him. He wus a slender person of mid
die ago, smooth of fUCO, who, although
drossod ta soiled duck, had the limn is
tnltablo look  of ll  man of the cities.
Me exchanged greetings with Ctlllt
innck uiliiiaely, itopiiied whether Ihe
photographer was bound ou that ancient
highway, expressed nn interest iu his
plonSUtlt occasion, said that he lived in
Dallas, Texas, nnd that he had come
to the mountains to gel rid of malaria,
lie added that ho wan succeeding vory
well.
Cummack noted thnl the stranger had
the appearance of u politician, ami was
puzzled by something familiar iu his
face, He ha.I. he thought, met tho
campor boforo; bul ho could not romom
ber where.
lie occasionally puzzled over the fam
iliarily of tho lace while climbing the
procipitous patch. 'Ihon, struck by a
Suddon whim, Ito returned to where lie
could look down  tt abOVO on tin-
spot where the man's tamp bad been.
Dot their tents had vanished and in
their place wen- diminutive figures clustered like ants on the greensward. His
Hold-glass showed htm plainly several
porsons packing for a move.
The hall bleed woman und a mun of
her kind were swiftly cinching packs
upon two ponies, while tho while man
stood, apparently giving occasional directions. Three saddled animals stood
near at hand.
lu live minutes the packing had been
completed, and the trio, mounted, pushed into thc bushes, following upon the
trail Cummack hud just traversed.
The camera-hunter rode on. What
did that hasty camp-break mean? Was
the white fellow a criminal—a, "hide
out"? This idea at once Hashed a
picture into Cummack's mind, and he
slapped his thigh with an excited exclamation. He knew who the man
was!
Threo months before, prints of that
face—although then it bore a mustache
—ha-l lieen published in nil the morning pape?S of his home city. He was
Guy Fox, the county treasurer. Tho
man was a politician—and corrupt; he
was an embezzler who hud escaped with
seventy thousand dollars that belonged
to the county. There was u reward
for any Information which should load
to his arrest.
Cummack understood now why tbe
camper had stood with his hands behind him; he had been armed, nnd, iu
spite of his apparent equanimity, he
hail been thoroughly alarmed at the
appoarance of a stranger, and had beeu
ready to shoot promptly in his own do
fence.
Suddenly Fummack conceived the
idea of playing the role of a detective
and of dispatching a photo of the man
to the proper authorities. Could ho
nope  In  do  this?    And   how?
Much excited, ho determined to make
the attempt. Scanning the rutted
banks of the trail for a suitable place
to set his camera, he rode onward rap
Idly for a quarter of a mile or more,
until at length be came to a turn in
the path that was ideally suited to his
purpose. Riding beyond it a little way
and tying liis horse to a bush, lie returned.
Setting his extended camera with the
gray eye of its lens cunningly hidden
among weeds and small bush, nud laying
a gray spider thread of silk ac/oss the
trail at just tho right spot, took him
mora ml nates than he expected.
He had hardly finished his work ami
got to his feet before he heard the
muffled clatter of horses' feet. Already the campers were so near thut
lie could not hope, to ride nway undis
lovorod.
Stooping low and running quickly to
his hor.-e, ho untied the animal aim led
it out among the high bushes of a lower
•dope. Fifty or sixty yards from the
trail he halted, grasped the uiuz/.tc of
Ins horse in both hands to keep it from
neighing, uud  listened breathlessly.
The cavalcade was coining at a
round trot, uud presently he hoard the
woman's voice, urging on Ihe packaui-
Dials. Good—Sho nnd the ponies were
in the ear! No danger that any of
them, tmvelling at that rate, would dis-
over the camera.
In a moment ho knew that the string
of ponies had all passed his camera trap,
and he felt the thrill of exultant hope.
Tho sun was shining brightly, and beyond question if the white man wns iu
front, he hud left a picture of himself
on the film.
At this minute Cummack '*. hired pony
wrenched its muzzle free of his clench
ed lingers nnd let nut a shrill, inquiring whinny.
Instantly the riders on the path halt -
ed. and there followed a moment of
dubious silence. Knowing that any
further uttempt nt concealment would
bo use'eM, the photographer determined
to   invito  discovery.      Ho  leapt   into
ShihWaGun
inlt-My ilnp« cnu-Jha, coma cold*. WaaAe
Ua Itiroal nd IttMa 2ft Mala
his saddle and rode obliquely to tho
trail, us if casually passing through
the bushes.
Cummack hoard nothing more of the
travellers until he reached the trail,
which ho struck while going ut a trot.
Then a clatter of hoofs at his heels
told him that he was closely pursued.
Neil her reining iu nor urging his animal
forward, the camora-huutor turned in
his saddle to see u swurthy Mexican,
with swinging Data, nlmost upon him.
'Ihe man hud quietly kept even pace
with him as ho traversed the bushes,
ami before he could realize liis danger,
he felt a deftly flung noose settle over
his shoulders. lie wns jerked' violently out of his saddlo and struck tho
hard path nu his head and shoulders.
For the moment the breath was
knocked out of him, Whon ho cume to
himself his hands were tied under his
buck, Guy Pox wus sitting on his chest,
and the half breed was busily tying his
log* with the same, braided rawhide
Mint had brought hint to earth.
It was too late lo struggle, and his
angry remonstrances wero unheeded.
At length, after he hnd been tightly
tied, Cummack was left, "to wait for
the return of his mutes.''
In vultl Ctliumack shouted lifter the
mnn that ho had uo mutes. hi flvd
minutes all sounds of the cnvalcu.h, to
which his own horse hud lieen added,
nud censed, ami tho luckless camera-
hunter was left to his reflections,
Thoro was no more comfort, iu them
than there was in his position. lie
lay mi his back in a wide rut of the
trail, and the plaited ruwhldo, which
pinioned his wiists, hud been knotted
about his body and again nboul his
thighs, knees, uud ukles. Strain us he
might, he could move his body only
slightly by rolling his shoulders. Thus
he was compelled to lie as ho hud been
left; that is, with the weight of his
body hugely resting upon his arms.
His only hope of rescue luy iu the
pitifully s cudcr chance that some hunt-
tor or prospector should como within
call during the limited time that he
could survive.
At intervals Cummaek raised a halloo,
as loud uud long ns his crumped lungs
would permit. In the meantime a
blazing midday suu added to his sufferings.
After two or three hours, und as if iu
answer to his shouts, a near-by rustle of
leaves and grass told lum of the approach of soaie creature. Eagerly he
Sifted his head to look in the direction
of the sounds. Not twenty yards away
ho saw the pointed ears uml inquiring
snout of a mountain coyote, which hud
halted at the edge of the trail to peer
at him. He shouted nt the beast,
whieh shrank back among the grass
and weeds, but he listened in vain for
sound of its retreat.
Had the distress in his voice betrayed him? Did the creature understand
something of his helplessness?
Ho had little to four from a timid
coyote while he could make a movement or lift his voice, but he hnd frequently seen among those mountains the
tracks of bigger wolves—beasts that
would not long hesitate to attack a man
in   his condition.
His horror wns so keen that he did
not agaiu raise even it feeble baloo.
Home time later further slight noises
among the bushes told him of the arrival of the coyote's mute. As the pair
snt upon their haunches some rods
away, their pricked ears showed above
the weeds. The beasts were patiently
biding their time,
Cummnck was now suffering so much
from thirst, pain, and heat tliat nil his
veins seemed about to burst. In thi--
nwful misery he ceased to care huw soon
tho end might come. Toward mid-
utter noon he fell into a stupor, from
which doubtless he could never have
looked but fo:- the ciacking thunder
and the splash of water in his face. lie
was immediately drenched by sheet* of
wind-driven ruin, which felt cool nnd
grateful  to  his pnin-racked  bu ly.
Soon a little stream trickling he
ncath him began to souk his hack uml
kgs, Would the water rise high
enough to drown himl Woll, In that
.use death would come quickly ami
easily.
uut the path where he hud fallen
was on ii narrow slope, and drained but
little surface. After the first heavy
downpour the rain fell gently and steadily, and for au hour the streamlet trickled under and around him.
A chill which had now struck to his
very bones wits making him full Into a
cold lethargy, when suddenly ho real
i/.ed that his bonds bad relaxed; he
uo longer left the deadly pinch of the
rawhide!
With renewed hope, he began to tight
for his Iiboity. For tbe next hul f -
hour all his energies, mental und physi
call were concentrated on working his
right wrist out of its bonds! He wu:
ut ihe point of exhaust ion when his
hand, skinned nml bleeding, came free
Although the half-breed had taken his
valuables, a jack knife yet lay in one
of his hip pockets. Tho rest of his
task was easy.
He recovered his camera, and trudged
a Horry spectacle, into tlie railway Btn
timi at Trampas I'nss. As quickly ns
possible he mailed a roll of undeveloped lllm, uud sent a telegram to the chief
of police in his home town.
In fifty eight hours the answer came
by wire. "Your film shows our mnn—
hang to his trail."
As it turned out, by aid of the clue
Cummack furnished, the defaulter was
trailed nnd finally arrested in the City
of Mexico.
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MEXICO UNDER MADERO
For six years, unless death or revnlu
tion intervenes. Frnneiseu I. Made o,
Jr., will guide the destinies of tho people who prospered so long under *,*V
iron hand of Parfirio Diaz. Will Mexico.
under Madero, go through n period of
order and development like that of the
Corns and warts disappear when
treated with Holloway's Corn Cure
without leaving a scar,
past quarter-century, with tho added
benefit of a freer, more equitable, and
moro democratic government, or will
l.atin American history once more repent itself? American journalistic opinion pre.ere to give the newly elected
J'.esidcnt the henetit of the doubt, und
sees iu his practically unanimous uc*
ceptunce by his fellow countrymen earnest that he will find it possible to carry
out his nioie important campaign
pledges. In tho six years of his presidential term, notes the New Vork 'limes,
"he will be oxpoctod to reform tho
courts of justice, remove all trammels
from the p.ess, secure the passage of
intelligible election laws, improve the
system of public education, ami nee that
justice is mo tod to nil  men."
M micro's unopposed election—for
General Keyes withdrew from the presidential raco uud left Moxloo a fow
duys before the end of the campaign
— is set down by the Fort Worth (Tox.)
Record us the only really free und
peaceful election for the chief mug is
traoy in which the people of Mexico
havo ever participated. If was more,
dec In res thu Los Angeles Fxpress; it
was "the culmination of the campaign
for the destruction of uu autocracy and
the reestablish meat of n republic."
Though many ure inclined to agree with
the l.os Angeles Tribune that ut this
turning point in her history "Mexico
is nmst fortunate to have Francisco Mu-
<ifru ul. the holm," it is no less widely
admitted that the rule.* has a mighty
task beforo him, und lhat the real crisis
is yet to come. Mexican resources huve,
indeed, been pretty well developed, says
the Now Vurk Tribune, "but the people
iu general have not risen to the slumlord of intelligent, virtuous, Independent,
BOlf governing citizens or lo an adequate appreciation of thc value uud
of the responsibilities of republican
government.'' To the more skeptical
Chicago Inter Ocean tho real test is not
yet, and the election of October 1
proves nothing.   It explains;
"The test will come when there is
nobody in the field who practically dictates his election, when tliere is no
single dominant personality whom it is
perilous for would be presidential candidates to oppose, when, in a word,
there are scve.al real candidates for
the presldoncy of the Republic, each
with a considerable following and a determination to have their bullets cast.
" If under those circumstances a president is chosen and peacefully accepted
by the people and other candidates
alike, Mexico will huve reason to be-
li.ve that she has embarked on a path
whieh does not lead around by the old
way of revolution to a new dictatorship. But until sho hus met nnd stood
that test it is idle to imagine that real
republican institutions have taken firm
root in Mexico."
In Mexico, as in the United States,
the voters choose a president indirectly, through aa Electoral College which
meets a fo\v days after the general election. Tho choice of Madero is, of
course, a foregone conclusion, but thee
seems to be doubt as to which of the
three rival vice-presidential candidates
will be picked. In the voting on the
1st, Pino Suarez, Madero's candidate,
seems to huve hud a shade the best of
Provisional President De La Hurra, can*
dldato of the Catholic party, and Dr.
\usque/. Gomez. If, however, he fails
of obtaining n majority of the electors,
the choice will pass to the Chamber of
Deputies, who are suid to favor De La
Hurra.
Tho Madero administration is credit
ed with good intentions by the American press in general, though there is
some doubt as to whether it can successfully surmount the obstacles in the
path toward Ideal republican government in Mexico. A critical note is
struck by the Philadelphia Catholic
Standard aa.l Times, which remarks
editorially.
"It seems to bo a dead certainty
that the instigator and supervisor of
the late insurrection, Francisco Madero,
Muster Mason nml revolution manufacturer, will get his reword in the oflice
of president. More importance is attributed to the position of vice-president, bowever, by (hose who know conditions iu Mexican administrative nf*
fairs, and for this tliere is said to be a
very close race between Madero's nomi-
noo, Suarez. who is a Honduras revnlu
tinnnry udveuturer, und Seimr do la
Harra, who represents the Catholic par
ty as against tho powerful Masonic
e'ement in Mexico, 'ihe Catholics are
very sanguine of success, but they
ought not to underrate the power of tin-
ret  bulges."
methods nf regulating the wafer flow.
A simitar device was tried on H.M.H,
Inflexible sn fnr buck as 1883.
WATER ELEPHANTS
Tin* scientific world is still discussing
Ihe reporled discovery of it new mam*
null ill Ihe Congo State; u mum uinl
known to the nutives as the " water
elephant," Monsieur he Petit, of the
I'uris .Museum of Natural History, recently reported thut he huw five of
these animals plunging into the water
on the northern shore of Lake Leopold
the Second. Ho stuted that tliey appeared to hnvo shorter bodies, smaller
ears, uud relatively longer necks thnn
ordinary elephants, and apareatly wore
imt possessed of trunks, lie estimated
their height ut ubout six feet. It has
been pointed out that tho description
of the water elephant accords almost
exactly with Dr. Andrews' restoration
of the I'alueomastodon, a creature
which dwelt iu the Fayouiu in the Lower Tertiary age.
ANCIENT PIGMENTS
With the revived interest, in nrt, both
ancient and modern, I am somewhat
surprised  thut  so  little  attention   hus
1 n paid to the recent exhibition by
Professor Flinders Petrie of soiuo remarkable color portraits which he discovered in un Egyptian cemetery ut.
Fayoum. The cemetery dates frum
about the Ilrst con til ry, and its occupants were probably Romans, The portraits which Ihe Professor has discovered nre painted ou thin cedar wood, uud
were used ns it covering over the. face
of each mummified body. ProfoBson
I'etrie considers that these are probably
the curliest paintings known, und says
that muny of the portalts nre of such
individuality and strength as to chal-
leugo comparison wiih the technique
and Imagination of modern artists. This
is particularly remurliable from the
fact that Ihe basic material of ihe
paint is beeswax, which must have been
melted to receive the pigment, and then
melted again immediately before use.
The colors huve been found to consist
of mineral, ochre, uud haematite, the
blacks are charcoal, nnd the pinks uml
purples are madder.    It  is interesting
SUFFtRERS FROM PILES!
ZAM-BUK HAS OUEED THESE!
Friction on the hemorrhoid veins that
are swollen, inflamed uud gorged with
blued, is what causes the terriblo pain
and stinging and smarting of pile.B.
Ham-Bilk applied at night, will be found
to give ease before morning. Thousands of persons have proved this. Why
not. bo guided by the experience of
others?
Mr. Thomas Pearson, of I'rinco Al
bert, SOBlt,, writes: "I must thank you
the benefit I huve recoived from
'Awin link. Last summer I suffered
greatly from piles. I started to use
Zam-Buk and found it gave mo relief,
0 1 continued it, und after using three
or four boxes J am pleased to Bay it
has effected  tt complete cure."
Mr. G. A. DiifreHiie, 11**1:,-1 *,') St. Jo
seph Street, St. Koch, Quebec, P.Q.,
writes; "I cun highly recommend /um
Unit   to   everyone    who   suffers    from
Mngistrnto Banford, of Weston,
King's Co., N.S., nays; "I suffered long
from itching piles, but Hum link has
now cured me."
Mr. William Kenty, of Upper Nine
Mile Wiver, Hants Co., N.H., says: "I
sull'ered terribly from piles, the pain
ut times being almost unbearable. I
tried various ointments, but everything
I tried failed to do me the slightest
good. I was tired of trying various
remedies, whon J heard of Zam-Buk.
uml thought as a lust resource I would
give this balm a trial. After a short
time Jiam-Buk effected a complete
cure."
Zumliuk is also a sure cure for skin
injuries und diseases, eczema, ulcers.
varicose veins, cuts, bump, bruises,
chaps, cold sores, etc. fine, box all
druggists mid stores, or post free from
Jiam-Btik Co., Toronto, for price. Re
fuse harmful imitations.
Try Zam-Buk Soup, 25c. tablet.
to note that several modern artists h its
attempted to use beeswax in their pi*
inenfs, but the results have boon i'i
satisfactory, owing to its tendency to
either harden too slowly, which caime.-*
the colors to run. or too quickly. [*aui«n*t
the  brush   to  become  clodded.
"Do you think ru- would be cool in
time of danger!" "1 th.:.:- hia feat
would."
WHEAT, BARLEY
OATS, FLAX
Owing to so much unfavorable weather, many farmers over Wrtsr<sr*j
Cnnada have gathered at least part of their crop touched by frosi; ir
otherwise weather damaged. However, through the Urge shortage, in
com, oats, barley, fodder, potatoes ami vegetables, by the unusual iieur,
and drought of Inst summer in tho United States. Eastern Canada and
Western Europe, tliere is going to be it steady demand ar. good prices
for all the grain Western Canada has raised, no matter what its quality
may be.
So much variety in quality makes it impossible tor those |sjm sa
perienced to judge the full value that should lie obtained for suck ifram.
therefore the farmer never stood more in need of the services 'if Shri
experienced and reliable graiu commission man to act for him. tn r.he
looking nfter and selling of his grain, thnn he does this season.
Farmers, you will therefore do well for yourselves not to accept
street or track prices, but to ship your grain by carload direct te * 1
William or Port Arthur, to be handled by us in u way that wiD nt
for you all there is in it. We make liberal advances when desired, i
receipt of shipping bills for curs shipped. We never buy your grain sn
our own account, but act as your agents in selling it to the heat iA i i
tage for your account, and we do bo on a fixed commission of Id p*r
bushel.
We hnvo made a specialty of this work for many year-., ir: ;   ..*..
well known over Western Canada for our experience in the groin trade
reliability, careful attention to our customers1 interests, and pros
in making settlements.
We invite farmers who have not yet employed n*> to wr:*.^ •■
shipping  instructions and  market   information,   nnd   in   regard   I
standing in the Winnipeg Ornln Trade, and our financial  DOS
beg to refer you to the Union Hank of Canada, and any of lti
nlso to the commercial agencies of Bradstrects and R. G. Don A
THOMPSON SONS & CO.
GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHANTS
703 Y Grain Exchange Winnipeg
^JWaL"
REJOICE, YE LANDSMEN!
Of cures and preventives for seasickness then* huve lieen no end. Many
nttetnpts have also been made to diminish the rolling of ships, the most
successful of which. porhapB, has been
tbo application of the gyroscope. A
German engineer, named F ahm, claims
to hnve solved the riddle by placing
a tank on each side of the vessel. The
two tanks are connected by a pipe provided with any suitable device for
varying its effective crossseetion and
the frictionnl resistance opposed to the
flow of the water. In this way the
oscillation of the muss of wuter from
sum to sldo Can be regulated in period
and phase so that it counteracts the
rolling tendency of the ship. The
l-Yihtn apparatus has given very uue-
eossfn! results during a trial on two
of the Hamburg America Company
steamers—the " Ypirange" and tho
* Corcoradn," and is to uo installed ou
uleir colossal new liner, the "Kuropn."
The idert is not a new one, though ap*
pnrently Frnhm has Improved upon the
SMo/isGure
Illicitly .top. could., car., cold., hp.lr
>». ikroo. ud In}.
alt cola
HEADACHE   WAFERS
will Wop lli.t ao/m.n. tenia./,,- cun.li an) aur..   Will nol hue. tart cr u.r.wl (ntan.
:'.', cent, a tax ,t ell drunntt'
_WAT.1»AI.   IIHtrti   t.  «-1I|:MK-AI.  «■»■   OF  CANADA.  Mmii-ki. M
The Lamp That
Saves The Eyes
Children naturally never think of
possible .train on their eyciight when
poring over a fascinating book.
It is up to you to sec they do not ruin
llicir yrning eyes these long evenings
by reading under a poor light.
Tlie Rayo Lamp is an insurance
■gainst eye 'troubles, tike foi young
and old.
The Rayo is a low-priced lamp, but it is constructed on the sourdest
scientific principle., and there ii not a better lamp made at any price.
ll is easy on the eye because its light is io soft and while and
widely diffused.   And a Rayo Lamp never flickers.
Kauty liaMe.1 wilhoul rcrnorini .had. ot chimney;  ..ty lo c!-.n .ml if wick.
Solid 1,i..i tlimiialtout, with haodtome nickel lmi.li; .Ian in manv othet Uyle, .nd fiiitihc
A.k To", otalrf la aSaw y„u hi. Iin. of Rayo lanaa; ar write lo. deacriptiv. circular
t. «.y a,.ncr ol
The Imperial Oil Company, Limited
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FREE  PtftSS,  6ftlLLIW.\CK,. BRITISH  COLUMBIA
ammWemm
Big Fire Sale of Shoes
At Houston's Shoe Store •wea?
SATURDAY JANURAY 6th 1912
S. Houston, the Shoo Specialist, begs to announce to tho public that owing to tho fire which occurred on bin
premises between 12 o'clock p.m. on-Saturclay 23rd and 1 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 24, 1911, he in going to have n great
Fire Sale at sweeping reductions,    Any goods slightly damaged by waler will be offered to the public at ridiculously
low prices.
The Entire Stock Thrown on the Market Without Reserve
Come Early and Secure the Best Bargains.
Note the address        The Shoe Specialist       Opposite the Bank of Montreal
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Local  Items
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Barber's Cough Remedy
A Laxative Cold Cure
In large bottles 75c.
Ask for sample
H. J. BARBER
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Neu) Jewelry Store
A New Jewelry Store is now
being opened up next to T. J.
Polley's office on Young street.
First quality goods only, and
all repair work done promptly
by   an    expert    watchmaker.
R. E. BROADHEAD
YOUXfi STREET
CHILLIWACK
Call and Hear the New
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$20,   $32.50,   $52.00.
♦     They are the Sensation of the
I Talking Machine World.
\ ALF. WHITE   Music Dealer
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Tin- announcement i- inuil.- iiuiii Invitations aro oul for lho annual
early In January tho postoflloo do-1 Scottish banquol and danco lo be
partmont will Issue the lir.-t instal- glvon by tlir looal Scotohmon In tho
iii.'iit of KlngOcorge postage stamps. Forester's Hull on Jan. 'lit. Capable
They will be placed on sale in all I committees have tho affair in hand
Canadian ix.-ji <.ilii-a-^. nml a good tlmo i-< expected.
L.F.Cioft, atMtto Studio for photoB
See Smith's specials in to-day's
Free Press.
Dry hardwood lor snle Telephone K 21.
Work hns not started on Chilliwaek's new pout office.
Ulnnkets nt Reduced Prices. Buy
tlit'in nt Ashwell's.
Fresh supply of Mooney's Sodas
in Pails nt 30c.   Ashwells.
Annual meeting of thc Board of
Trade will be hold to-night.
Barber, thc druggist has a remedy
for that cold.   8ee his advt.
J. Hammnr returned on Wednesday from n trip to the coast cities.
Wanted—Thin stoic, pigs R.
S. Corvolth. P. C, Rd., phone F
."06.
Gloves, Socks, Shirts, all included
in the Big Clearing Sale Reductions
at Ashwell's
Foil Sale—Building 14x18 foot on
ground; iu good condition. Apply
at this ollice.
Messrs. Geo. and John Loary
Bponl New Year's day with friends
at Lldnor, B. C.
Boy's Warm Underwear from 7flc
to $1.60 por suit, at Ashwell's Big
Clearing Sale.
ladies' warm underwear at Sale
prices, 2.1c and 35c a Garment.
Ashwell's Big Clearing Sale.
Refined young lady would like
position as help in good homo in
Chilliwack; nppy to Free Press.
.Men's Warm Underwear from
81.00 to$2.85porSt-lt, nt Ashwell's
Big Clearing Sale. See window.
Free Demonstration of Sterling
Ten nt Ashwell'sSaturdnyafternoon,
3 to 6.80.   Meet your friends there.
Hot water bottles and combinations at 20 |x.'r cent reduction.
Sec them iu our window. J. II.
Bnrbor.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan are
threatened with nn epidomio of
smallpox, according to newspaper
reports.
Chilliwaek Township Council
will hold a regular meeting in the
ulliee of the Clerk, C. W. Webb,
on Saturday.
A meeting nf lho Chilliwaek
Gome Protection Association will
bo held in the I. 0, O. F. ball on
Tuesday Jan.D.
('has. Fi.x has purchased lol Oon
the Williams road from Archie
McLnnc through W.  It. Neloins,
the real estate agent.
A branch of the Encampment in
connection with the Oddfellows will
lie instituted in Chilliwack on \V
nesday evening January 17.
The voters list for the Township
of Chilliwack for Ihe year 11)12
which has just been printed at this
otliee, contains "It! names, an addition of thirty-three to that of
last .veal's list.
Mrs. L. Snider had the misfortune
to In' the victim of a sleighing accident this week. While out driviug
the horses, some how became
frightened aud the cutter was over
turned, Mrs. Snider having her
arm broken above the wrist as a
result.
South Sumas Union Sunday
Schools held a very successful entertainment mi Friday night—Rev. R.
•I. Douglas ncted as chairman aud
tbe program ol lho evening wns a
worthy une. During the evening,
the teachers were remembered by
their pupils witb  thoughtful gifts.
Have ynu exnniiiicil the qunlltios
of the Stlldobttkor bunnies? They
are advertised by tho Chilliwaek
Implement ami Produco Co.
Dress Goods in Double Width
Tweeds ami Fancy Stripes, Sale
Prices 26c and 30c per yard, at
Ashwells' Big Clearing Sale.
Barker, tbe Fit-Reform Clothier
is offering a reduction of 20 per cent
off clothing, etc., during January.
Sec his advt in Free Press to-day
lt. F. Waddington has an election card in the Free Press to-day.
Mr. Waddington asks your vote
and influence for Mayor for 1012.
The Post Office at Cheam has
been done away with. All mail
will in the future come and be
delivered in Chilliwack post office.
Tho annual meeting of tho
Women's Institute will be held at
Mrs. W. V. Davies on Friday Jan. 6,
at 3. p. in. Business, election of
officers.
The annual meeting of thc Hospital Auxiliary will he held on Monday January 15. Xo meeting will
lie held on the second Monday of
this  month.
The dance held at Camp Slough
on New Year's night was largely
attended, Chilliwack being well represented. Messrs. Alf. White and
L. F. Croft supplied Ibe music.
Dressmaking—Miss Cnrvolth till
be pleased to see her customers, at
her home on Corbould street. Phont
287 or at tho Woman's Exchange
in the Hart block, on Tuesday
afternoon from two to five p.m.
Parsons, the clothing man, Is
loitering men's clothing and furnishings at greatly reduced prices, for
cash. The goods are the best and
the prices at which they arc offered
should interest every man. See
Mr. Parson's advt. in this issue.
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Macken
Lumber
Co.
will be glad
to furnish you
J with an esti-
| mate on your
Jlumber bill
| whether you
: place your or-
\ der with them
* or not.
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♦ Phone 86
Macken
Lumber Co.
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING
A sliortsession of the City Council
was held on Tuesday night.
A Idler was read from tbe Ontario
Securities Co., re receipt of Monoy
By-laws, and that same hnd lieen
submitted \.< legal advisers of the
company for Inspection.
A communication was read from
the British Columbia Library Association re the endorsing, by the
Board, of a Bill, dealing with the
formation of lihtary boards throughout the province. Thc same was
endorsed by thc Council.
Thc Medical Health Officer, Dr.
Patten, submitted bis report covering thc period from July 1. to Jan. 1.
The reported stated that the general
conditions in thectiy were excellent.
During thc period there had lieen
three cases of scarlet fever, one of
measles, and one under observation,
and one case of typhoid. Thc three
butcher shops, and thc cannery
were reported to be in a good sanitary condition.
The report of thc Police Commission for the year showed that
there bad been 311 arrests nnd 302
convictions during tbe year. The
total amount of the fines was $2,-
178.10, During the month of December only eight arrests were made.
The Mayor and Police Commission
were asked to arrange for quarters
for the Police Department owing to
the jwrtion of the Court House used
for this purpose,  being locked up
Smith's
Specials
A  few  Boxes of
Lowney's Xmas.
Chocolates
left to close out at
Cost Price
SATURDAY
Fancy Table Raisins at
Cheap prices
SATURDAY
Ajnx Bacon at 21 cts per
pound
5 lb Pure Lard 1)0 ets.
SATURDAY
Fancy Currants per lb.
10 cents.
Choice Raisins per pound
10 cents.
Jap Oranges, per box
•15 cents.
by order of the Attorney  General's
Department.
A note for MO.IXIO wns given the
Bank  of Montreal.    This amount t
is necessary to cover  improvement
expenditure until  the sale of tbe
city's debentures is completed.
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THE EMPRESS HOTEL j
CHILLIWACK, I. C.
Opponitc II. 0, E. Station
Fitted with modern con
j veniences    and    comfortably
furnished throughout.
I   I. I. (UcLINHAN, Proprietor
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HAVE YOU FIFTY
Dollars to Spare?
We have perfected arrangements with a Land Company by whicli we are able
to sell
Dairy Land at $7.50
per acre
Mixed Farming Land at
$12.50 per acre
Fruit Land at $17.50
per acre
in 40 Acre block*.
It is fully guaranteed by
the owners, and while it is
not close to existing railroads, within live years it
will be opened up by a
trans-continental road and
will then prove a true
money maker for anyone
owning it. Booklets and
maps free at our office.
Terms on land:
$50 cash, balance $10
a month at 6 per cent.
P. 0. lei 247       Phone ITS    ;
TJ.PolleyftCo.
Chilliwack, B. C.
ChilliwacK Orchestra
Chillittack  Oreluslra,   Six  nr Eight
pitHfn, open far engagement*).
Ai.r. Wiiitk, Secretory.
WANTED
Suckling Pigs.   Km ll"i!s. Store Hogs,
Veal Calves, Sheep anil I jiihIm.
Stanley  llitmci'iticit.
Saudis.
For Rent
FOR REST—Rooms anil offices wllh lint
•ritef heating, Geo. R. Ashwcll ><i Son.
Piano and Organ For Sale
Ncmcntiihc Piano, in goml comlllimi.
A bargain at SIM. Dominion Organ,
xplenditl tone, CON ill good .-..ti.lilk.ti. A
suup at Sttl.
ALF. WHITE.
R. A. Henderson, r.E. A m.e.
ASSnrl.m: MKMHKlt OK THR CANADIAN
SOCIETY OK CIVIL K.NIIINfcKll"
B. ft. Land Surveyor
Rooms IU & ll, Westminster Trust Block
CHILLIWACK, II. 0.
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