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 Provincial Librarian
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C, A.  IIAltlll-.lt
Ktlilnr antl  I'rnpriilni
No. 34
Thursday Afternoon will be Weekly Half Holiday in Chilliwack, Rosedale and Sardis, Beginning Thursday May 2nd
Social and Personal
Mrs. Mack visited In Vancouver
on Saturday.
Miss Coote Ib visiting friends in
New Westminster.
Mrs. It. .1. Mcintosh wns in Vancouver ov.-r Sunday.
Mrs. A. I,. Coote Is visiting with
friends in Vancouver.
Miss Dean is attending Columbia
College, Westminster.
Miss Mowbray of Vancouver is
the guest of Mrs. Hell.
spent  the
Local and General
Choral Society Concert To-night.
City Court of Revision  Monday
next at ten a.m.
Sixteen pages is the size of  tho
Free Press today.
II.   II. Gorvan was a business
visitor to Vnncouver yesterday.
Head wlmt Parker hns to say this
week alxiut nobby spring footwear,
Miss N.  I.
week end in
Shoo! Inspector Sullivan paid an
official visit lo lhe cily schools this
The Psnss's Cm
The silver cup donated by S. A.
Parsons, the Kit-Rite clothier, for
competition among the cricket
clubs of the valley hns arrived antl
is a beauty, The cup stniids on aii
ebony base, is suitably and nicely
engraved, and is gold lined. The
cup will he competed for  by   clubs
Offer For Waterworks
Ghr Cssscil Submit. Price for System.    The
Sewerage Queslios.   Licences and
Complaints ro savage dogs, root-!
ing aim troublesome   pigs,   bawling
representing  Mission,   Abbotsford, (cnlvs, Hooded property, nnd im un-
Sardis,    Rosednle,     Agassi*     nnd ' fait system of business license were
some of the mutters brought  before
tho   city  "trouble  shooters"   mi
.  Gammon
Mrs.   N*.  S.   McKenzie  was   in
' Vancouver on Saturday.
Miss Kennedy spent n  few days
in Vancouver losl week.
Fai Dates Is he Chas*-*:
The announced visit oftlic Duke of
Connitiight and party to the coast
cities on Sept. 1!) to  211,   interferes
with the dales of Cliilliwnck fair and
it is probable the latter will have lo
Attention!   read  Ashwell's   Ad. |'"' ''banged.    Last year  it.  will   be I wanted to get up through  Ibe  roof
page 7,  for  Mens  -ind   llovs suit' remembered, the Dominion election ; of the city  bull,   not  lo  view  the
Bargains, 'interfered   to some   extent.      An | ningnilieent punnrama, but to hoist
effort will be made lo  have  Ills the recently purchased ting in
11. .I. Harlier nnd  II.   II.  Ilroek ' lloyal Highness and suite visit the | proud  position  to llutter
were   passengers   to    Westminster'fairest spot   in  the  Frnser  Volley,
Mrs. E. Its-ill.-  wns  i
Vancouver mi Saturday
Miss   Hebron   wns   n
Vancouver Inst week.
i   visitor  to
visitor  to
The right place tu buy Mei
Hoys Shirts, is nt Ashwells;
their Ad. page 7.
Two installments  of   lhe serial
"One Way  Out*'   appears  iu
issue of the Free Press.
Eifhtees C-efes-es*.
luring tlieir stay nt   the
lires,  which  was  referred   to   the
Kire, Water and Light   committee,
The Hospital presented a hill   of
840,60 for treatmont of a pationl
placed then* by (lie Hoard of Health.
Referred to tlie Hoard ol' Health.
W. II. Tronholm nsked fm- tl.AO
over  contract   price   for  the   Inble
used by tin- Council Hoard, owing
to sain sting hllll moro thnn  the
contract called for. In view of tho
amount nf business given Mr.
Tronholm thc Council thought the
eonlracl price should lie adhered to.
A bill for tolephone charges nt
the wharf   wns   presented.    It   ap-
poors  thnt   the.  service   hns    I n
maintained by the two councils as
n convenience to citizens, but n
continuance of Iho service under
present circumstances was left to
the now alderman, Mr. MoOillivray
to look into ami report,
in   the     Aid. Carleton brought forward  n
balmy nnd gentle "ephcrs  whioh m0**01* providing for a- By-law gov
Hoot over and in the vicinity of tbe1''1'""11*'
.Mondnyevening. Tben- wcrenlher
items such ns n new bridge mi
Young street, the wharf telephone,
au acre of rock, the Improvement
of Core avenue, waterworks and
sewers, while ll. T. Goodland
under local  improvement   Hv-law.
Honds of 81000 each   by   l'l.   II.
Carloton and T.   K.  Caskey  were
accepted bonding I). 10. Cnrleton ns
Ironsuror nud   collector.
I    Thi' sewnge question   was  by  no
I menus killed by the vote against   it
recently, ns Itboblied up serenely on
Monday    evening.     No   definite
I net Ion was taken Imt it i> likely tlmt
iii modified |iliin of :i trunk system
will be prepared t sl   830,000 or
8-10,1X10, nnd will In-  submitted  to
the  iscnple  nliiiiit   ihr r    four
I months hont'c,
Tin- securing uf n team temporally, I'm- the Kire ball was left with
Chairman Corelton of the Kire,
Water anil Light committee with
power to net.
To Divide Municipality
Bishop Neil McNeill  of   Vancouver was a visitor to the  valley  on
this! Wednesday and Thursday of this
i week.   After being met at the landing by a  splendid  bund   of about
Mr. and  Mrs.   R.   Sbirly  S|N>nt
Sunday in New Westminster.
...     ,. ,   .,,„„    n..;.,..''    Grading   on   the   extension
Miss Ramsay and  Ms    Daisy L^,,     ■ fa „ - _
Ramsay are in \ tctoria  this  week. M^ _8 s|.irtil(J yoiiW(lhy
Mrs.  Cummer n(  Vancouver  is      ,   ,.       ,,     ,   , ,     „     ,,   .
..us.  vussiss. ,    a         Ladies attend   Ashwells   Spring..      , ...
visiting her mint Mrs. J. Grossman. gnle ,n  North_- Garments;   ft irtg three services were also held nt
C B   Wilson of Emo,  Ont.  is I starts Saturday April 27. ■ one of whieh al>out eighteen candi-
.,   '.. al   * i,;„ , i„ i,*   I  lt,.n,.l,s.rl 'dates were  conlirmed,  the  Bishop
I Mri't, ' he i    Nnrawn Hlehardson, o( McBrlde i returning on ThursdnJ evening to
""*•■'      "onuiir. I Junction, Vancouver Island, was a! Vancouver.   This was the first vis-
Vancouver is | visitor in town this week. ■ it of llislmp McNeill to the reserva-
fifteen pieces comprised of Indians
from tlie nearby reservations,
service was held by *he Bishop at
thc reservation.
civic monument   of   Chilliwaek's
prosparity and stability.
Tho. Cliilliwnck Poultry Association asked for the use of tlic city I
ball  for a  meeting nn  Sntiir.lu;
April t.   Referred  lo Mayo
power to net.
On Thursday morn-
, Captain Smith of
tne guest of his sister  Mrs.   Alex.
It. II. Love. Win. Topley, Bruce
'. Ryder  and  James   Jones,    were
and among Wsdnesday's passengers tn
daughter returned on Wednesday the coast,
from n visit with friends in  Van-1
McKenzie, Cheam.
Mrs.  W.  H.   McCutcheon
Rev. Cecil Leonard and W.
Morey, of New Westminster spent
a few days last week with Dr. and
Mrs. Henderson.
Ewart Henderson, of Columbia
College, Westminster is spending a
few days at thc borne of his parents,
Dr. and Mrs. Henderson.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Aberncthy,   of
Vancouver,   visited     witb    Mrs.
Abcrnethy's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
| T. B. Henderson this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Law, and Miss
I Wright, of Carmangay,  Alt., ure
I spending a month with Mrs. Law's
parents, Mi. and Mrs.   Robt.  Graham, Fairfield Island.
Mrs. (ienrgc antl Mrs. Bradley of
Vancouver have boen the guests of
the Inttcr's sister Mrs. E. J. Boo.-
| chcr this week, Mrs. George returning on Thursday to her home.
Mrs. Bradley is still with Mrs.
Tlie Girl Guides participated in a
; drill exercise last Friday and afterwards received the first of a scries
of lessons in first aid to tho injured
to lie given the Guides by Dr.
Patten. Another drill and lesson
I will he given to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knight cclc-
limited their20th "honeymoon" on
I Tuesday bv a visit to Bellinghnm
| and oilier coast points. Tlie Free
ll'nsn extends congratulations and
[hopes thnt many more honeymoons
(will lx* Iheir happy portion.
Mrs. W. G. Lillie  received a
llarge   number   t.i   callers   al    lier
piew home on (lore nve last   Friday
afternoon.     Lovely  spring  flowers
iddcd to lhe attractiveness of Ihis
brotty homo. Mm. B.Carson poured
,-a and Mrs. W. I..   Budd  assisted
during the nfternooii.
The Women's Institute ten held
lit the home of Mrs- I*. 0.  Calvert
J.m Tuesday afternoon was a splon-
[lid success despite thc rather un-
Tiropitious weather.   Tlie afternoon
|.vns s|sent pleasantly in sewing etc.
with music,  Mrs. Calvert proving
lo kindest  of  hoSteBSCS,     The  tea
I able wns arranged in the colors of
lhe Institute, yellow, green   nud
iridic ami looked vs-ry attractive.
fc'lie President, Mrs. W. V.   Davies
mured len, und Mrs. W. L. Macken
Lml Mrs.  Harry  Mall  assisted  iu
G.   H.   Franklin   manager
Fraser Valley line  of  the  B.
Electric was an  official   visitor
Chilliwack dn Wednesday.
J. McDade, of Vancouver, is
moving his string of race horses
from thc city to his ranch lately
purchased from Wm. Hornby.
Gordon Staccy, who has been
pitying tellci in the Merchants
Bank here for some months has
been transferred to New Westminster.
C. S. Smith's new store at Sumas
was opened on Tuesday. Mr.
Smith expects to work up a good
trade there, -i cash business only
to lie transacted.
Jas. Robertson is erecting a large
warehouse on the trackage opposite
the public school, for storing building material. The R. C. E. R.
will construct a spur to thc warehouse.
High cost of living is being reduced. Buy your Groceries at
Ashwells. Fresh Creamery Butter
■l(lets; Breakfast Bacon 20cts. lb;
Hum l'.icts. lh; 5 lh. Lard 75cts;
Juicy Navel Oranges, 15cts. Doz.
S. A. Parsons, thc clothing and
gent's furnisher, has a large announcement on page 111 of the Free
Press to-day. Read it, for it contains important news for all buyers
of men's wear.
W. B. Trenholm announces u
retiring sale of furniture and furnishings. His whole stock is
placed on market at pries that
sped a big saving to furniture
buyers. Sec large posters also page
ndvt, in Free Press to-day.
J. O. M. Thuckcry, uf Pilot
Mound, Mini., hus purchased live
acres on the Banford roud from II.
II. Gervan. F. J. Hart ,V Co. Ltd.,
negotiated the deal. Mr. Thackcry
will erect a home on the properly
anil lake up resilience iu the valley.
Mr. Keith and family have
arrived in the valley from New
Brunswick uml will make their
home here. Mr. Keith has purchased eighty acres of the Ruin,- A
Carmiclinel much on tlie Ch.lli-
wnek Central road, and is u brother
of ,1. II. Keith of Lickman.
On Sunday afternoon the
members of Exocllslnr bulge No. 7,
I, 0. Os F., and llie uicmlscrs of
Ruth Rebecca  Lodge  No.   |,  and |
the  planting of treei
lioiilevnriling of  city  streets.      If
this work  is  not  provided  for ns
covered  under the General   Local
Improvement By-law passed a  few
weeks ngo, n sepni-nte by-law pro-
'.I'jjj', I viding for this necessary and  im-
; portant work will be drawn up.
The-eo-oporation of ibe Council ,.,Tllc reckless driving of anion...-
in seeking assistance lor the China T8'  motor-cyoles, etc., through
Relief fund was nsked.     Received & stroetf, w?s  m™1? d,80*'S-*d-|
nml jj],,,! i I he practice  constitutes a   grave
The Canadian Highway  Associn-j mBime *.° *■«'. Pubj-C-  I»fti™*or,iv!
lion sent an invitation to the Coun-; f° *" '! r,ly,, •'•V'' °?ltla?. (■nil!,«*il1'*k I
cil to be present  at  the ceremony "*•    ' "* ( "pf "/ ■ol,cf   ,v,",b*'
of driving the first post of   thel*l8k,-d *° enforce the provincial law
Che Highway at Alberhi on  May I. «°S,orning he rate ol speed.
Received and filed. I,. ri1;*, W™ WIW J-'**'11'**'?*,'''" ™nt?
Mrs. M. ('. Hull presented a  bill Jf.ctpreAid?nt„of th*\ Klk,  p1**
(or 8100damages to her property ™nter WorksCo,, stating that the
by  wuter from   Wellington   street */,'*>' was now prepared to purchase
Ibeing drained onto her lot.   Thcthe P "!l ftt ,ts ,'T.""1 ,""  '"'"'''
at home' under thc auspices Mayor reported that he hud  inter-! I™'9 ". !*n,"l!*i ,,r ,ll"lv  f»\  "•
lo» the   Sardis  Women's  Hospital viewed Mrs. Hall  and would  ftls(, '»'•" **skiiig h.r a prompt reply;
of! Auxiliary on Tuesday evening next! lake thc matter up further.   The     **,*•••*"•'" ?, ''j!'1 a,u**" "'  roP**,r
C.I at the home of Mrs. J. H. Suart letter, was received and filed. '/"    e-.,* .,'   ,   •* »"'"'x*!'t-v ,l,.u*r-
promises to be a most successful!    Frederick W.  Lee wrote   e„m- jfo,ref wlf' '*'"' andnnge of .portions
and pleasing affair.    Those  who] plaining of an unruly   dog,   ii,,."'the city property and tin- coin-
will contribute M the program ure, I property of Mr. Dickie, staling that (P-'»>'<**"'•» asked  to  have  dud,
Miss Barr,  Mr. and Mrs. J.  W, the canine was an annoyance ,(1''lenretl of obstructions.
Carmiehael, Dr. Pnttcn, Mr. Robt. him and asking the council to in-     J|W-   '«'*•» appcaretl before the
tervene. The doggie and liis lln. council asking for relief froni cer-
noying propensities and the com-1 **V? """•""c** '» the forms of pigs
municution were referred to the f™> •"?«» "> *!"- P»»V«iS <•( Mr.
city dog catcher. j *?v,|™-   * 'j'* P'S" V'^ '"  vWt-,
„.      | ing bis garden at any  hour,  while j
,  ...      ,.  • t. ,     **"»*''• chives    exercised   their '" '
and  Win.   Kniglit  wns  hennl  regarding what they considered as nn
ere almost at tlic breaking  |soint
The doleful bawling inonolonoy am
Agitation to Divide Chilliwhadi
is Two. Advocates of the Ckasse Qm
il Would Benefit all Csmsc-
Thcrd is nn agitation on j.i~t al
present which nmy result In the
forming of two Municipalities
of Ills- iissw Municipality ol t'hilli-
whack. As proposed the division
will In- about Little Mountain and
the Municipalities would probably
bo known as those of Chilli-hfl-k
am! Rosedale. The argument- put
forth for shch n division are that
encb pnrt of the now .Muiii.-ipalit.v
of I'hilliwliiu-k would receive mon*
und better attention, some of the
more distant partsof this Municipality now claiming they are not spotting their full share ol ths- money
expended on roads, etc. This _ ;i
warm question at tlie pressor, day
iu town and valley l.mh and dumb
will probably be known ..f the
movement n.-xt week.
Carmiehael, Mrs. C. A. Barber,
Misses Dorthy and Ruth Henderson,
Mr. 8. Kelland, Miss Stevenson,
Miss Carrie Knight, and Miss May
George, of Vancouver. Tlie program begins ut li o'clock. Refreshments.
A letter was read  from L   -..-,.. Icftlves    cxeMised   thei|.   ,„„„,-„, j
vocal chords continuously, until the
, .   ,. .    .,   ,   ...    .        ...  nerves of  those   within   tlie   block
unfair license, in that   kipp s  nulls
and the Chilliwack  planing mills 1-mlV J"_'"™Y-,"' '"•'   ""•"*"«  i-.".
Sec-ts* Ubtd I_b
Thc Chilliwack Land and Development Co., has clossed a deal
for about 12,000 acres of choice
lantl in tbc Lillooet country. T.
J. Polley, one of the firm hns spent
thc post few weeks in the Lillooet the by-law.    Mr.  Knight thought i w-.)lm si.,,,.:.., v,mu^     ,i
and is enthused with whnt he saw. that those who do manufacturing■■„,„■,, n.lls rtolamted'to hn
Be took a  number  of  interesting; from raw material should  Ih- ox-*! nulrMnoe-abotoilat onoe
photographs showing the features of cnipt.    Aid.  Mcllillivray thought j     .{j((  F.-kert re|Kirted that be bid
ti. ■> i  >i    1  *■ sit' >i>'ii im   imuiiiil; [iitiiiiut'iiu>  iiini
wore asked to nay a license while the llMS of g, M   £
the Chhwack Cannery wns ox- snrv ,,,r(|s)li '„ „„. „(.arl,v r(.si.
empt. lUyas pointed out that the,,ent8| T,10,(.m,IllriI thou h slll.,,
cannery people did only . whole- nuis{lnoef< shoi,|d toftbateJ „ ,„„.,.
sale business and wns exempt> under nnd that pigs should  not be kept;
the by-law.    Mr.   Knight thought | „,i,i.; "... i:...:...     .1.1  ()ooj. i
e   the
the land and rancher's homes
Mr. Policy expects to return north
again shortly. If you are interested in the new country being opened up by the G. T. P. a visit to
the office of thc above company will
repay you.
A Rnl dm Mm
J. L. Stark of Vancouver arrived
in town this week to take charge «>t'
thc Dominion Express antl C. P. It.
that the license did not encourage ,__,„„, „„ optiotlon llcre „f .,„.k
manu ac nre. Alderman Carleton !lt ,,.,„,. Momi,Jlini frmil ,ho „„,,„,. i
thought tlic case cited unfair, but, Mf |tt.l(|.l>lt, r,„. tmi T,„, ,„.,.,.
that it was hartl to know just where w„u|,| lumisl. thc city with  rock
for many yenrs to come und the
council decided to purchase tlic acre;
at that price.   Lust year 6250 was I
paid for half un acre containing a
grent ileal less rock in porportion.
Aid. McQIIlivnry wanted to know-
in-j how muoh of the 810,000 drainage I
out loan wns left and where the money
to draw the line. Aid. Gorvan
thought that ull should pay or none,
Aid. Goodland und Eckert concurring. The matter wus left to the
Mayor und Clerk to report nt next i
W. J. Laughlin the building
speetor addressed  thc Council
at Rcvelstoke. Patrons of thc C. cil in tlic enforcing of regulations
P. It. will now bo able to make TllO Council decided that tlic re-
complete arrangements (mm this'gulntion width of street, periods of
office in Chilliwack for uny place or j time, etc. must be ndhcred lo und
tislunce   with   satisfaction.      Mr. these would  lx- sustained  by  the
Ladles; Tea will   bo   served   on visiting memls-rs will attend divine
laturday at Ashwells  Dept.  Store
fvcrybotly invited.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Gill Richards took
Iheir little son to Westminster on
|Vodncsdny for medical   treatment.
service in the Presbyterian church nt
i) o'clock, Bro. Uev. R. J. Douglas
delivering the address. Tha members will meet in thc hall at two
Ticket Department in F. J. Hart del the mutter ol street allowances: |m(| \Hmi s|M!nt. Somo8500remains
Co. Ltd. Mr. Stark is a thoroughly j granted contractors ami builders [but no one present seemed lo know
experienced man in these depart-!and asking for information ns lo whoro tho (11600 was spent. The
luenls coining direct from tho C. what regulation the council wished I Information ou this point wns nu
P. It. ticket office at Vancouver and. to adhere to in the mutter, nnd also; absent iiunntity.
being formerly engaged ip the work | asking tor the support ol the coun-     AM Goodland thought the llonrd
of Works should meet for the discussion of city work and expenditure nntl that Road Supt. present a
written monthly report. 'I'he idea
met with tho upprovul of the rest ol
the council antl the second Monday
evening each month sel was apart
for this purpose.
Aid. Gorvan re|xirtcd that bis
trip lo Portland wns futile us far ns
securing a team of trained horses
for tlie tire hall was concerned. II.
hnd nlso visited Seattle but none
were for sale there, lie had picked |
up a few ideas about street grading
and roudmuking. Roadways in
residential streets were constructed
thirty (cot wide the bnlnuee of the
hundred or sixty-six feet being utilised as boulevards nnd sidewalk,
and lie thought it was time Chilliwuek hml adopted some more,
modern plan of street construction.'
Out of tlic discussion which (ol-
......     Tl... ..Ili....« hnnknl   l.v   ,[.,„;.*'»'" equipment    ut    Chilliwuek,, |ow,,|      .\hl.   E.kert   moved   that
year,   ineolllwre booked l>-   «>*•**. »,ut imd vis>iti-d tlie officers ol th
nntl Mrs. Stork spent some months
In Chilliwuek lust vear nnd nre i.ow
taking up their residence permanently.
Dedal sf Ifhen TMWWW
The members nnd officers of the
Chilliwack Agricultural Society are
urgently requested to meet at the
city hail on Saturday afternoon at
three o'clock to discuss plans and
ways and means in connection with
thc annual exhibition. The officers
are desirous of making thc fuir this
yenr tlie biggest and  liest yet.   To
A rc|sorl wus received from the
Municipal Council relative tn the
construction of n new bridge over
Hope river on Young street und the
grading of Margaret street between
Hazel antl Charles streets. Thc
cily will hnve thc work done, the
municipality tn bear half the cost
in each case. Tenders for thc
bridge must lie in by April 'ill.
The bridge is now closed lo vehicle
traffic. It wus nlso tlmught liest to
hnve tlic bridge built  More high
Water.    Tlie approximate cost   will
do llii> they must have llie support 11„. about -9I.000.
and eo-oMraUon of the member-j   Tl* l_yor reported that the It.
ship.   J. 1   Muynnrd, who is the (. Kle-*trie wus not desirous of sel-
rlgM man for the work    bus en- ,,      nr ,     ,      „     |,,u d
rolled live  hundred  uicmlscrs  tins'
Aidiss Sale of Propertv
Arrangements are being mode ny
Messrs. Bent sV IksotBtert, re_i
estate agents, for a t•,!» niictimi -nie
of industrial and residential' sttn
comprising the property King between Voting rond and Vile road
inside tb.- city limits. A special
excursion will l»- run ..ver tin- li.
C. Klectric frmn Vancouver rn accommodate inn-ids- buyers. I.| J.
Miller will lie the auctioneer an.l
the date of the sole is Mny I. Ke_l
Uie Imlf page announcement in the
Free Press to-day.
A quiet wedding ti».k pla« ir
tin- Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon, April 'JUth. whett
Miss Ella Boyliss, daughter ol Mr.
and Mrs. John Rayli—t, ol Promontory Flats, Sardis, was married t.i
Mr. Charles Roberl Russell of
Chilliwack, Rev. Mr. Douglas officiating. Tin- huppy couple lefl on
the six tmm for Hellingharo and
the  Coast  cities  on   n   two   week-
honeymoon, after whieh they will
return to make their home in Chil-
Three Cornered Contest
Chilliwack Valley has been divided off into throe districts t'.sr prize
exhibits ut th.- K.dl Pair tin- first
comprising of land north o( the
Trunk road from I hilliwaek to
Sumas, the second and third t.> Is.-
divided Iiv Iho Ve.lder road one
heing east and llie uther west of
that line. It i- thus hoped to
Stimulate greater rivalry lietween
opposing districts in ths-ir effort, to
show bow mucli nud limv well thev
can produce different produota. A
hundred dollars will he divided up
for prizes in lliis compotitlon.
Free Press Printing Pleases.
W. II. McEwen left yesterday lo
take up land in tin- northern interior.
Alterations in the post office
building afford increased space in
the waiting room.
E. J. Boucher is the latest addition the the local real estate firms.
Mis nth*re is on Westminster stnt-t
John Turner has been apixiintcd
Captain ot tin- Kire Brigade No.  3,
 I ...:..     I s .... s     s...  j
hundred members, should make the
fair u winner for 1912. Your
presence, suggestions and plans will
lie welcome on Saturday.
Advertising is the lifo of busincs.
company nntl nsked for a reconsideration of the matter.
II. W. Hall, secretary of the
Fire Brigade, presented u report o(
101 hours service
ul practice und thirty feet wid.
tlie Street Commissioner submit n
statement the probable cost of nice-
udamiziug and hnulcvarding Core
avenue from Young rond to Williams roud, the roadway to Ise
uud to be puis]  for
uml will   In-  assisted   by   n   good
company of uieu.
Loiut.-t'ol. Iloultboo is the third
party selected hy Messrs. R, Duttllo
andJ. Howo Bent Iii  the arbitration proceedings re widening   of
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New Opportunities
L) AFFKRTY n| nny rate was gelling
V Into Un* fight, ilia motive may
have boon ho I (lull nun 1 uiinit
nlu Intorost really sprang first from an
Instinctive desire to got Into the game.
Here lio hail come to a new country
whore evory man had nol only the
chance to mix with tho affairs <if the
ward, iht* city, the stalo, the nation,
but also a good chance to mako himself a lender In them, Sweeney htm-
Mlf wuh an example.
For twenty-five years or more Raf-
ferty's countrymon had appreciated
tni.s opportunity fm* powor umi gone
after It, Tho roiuli everyone knows.
Tholr victory In city politics ut least
hail been 10 decisive year aflor yeur
Ihnl iin* name bom had practically
Ial. down til. arms na 1 hud. And llie
reason r*n* this porennlal victory lay In
Just tiii*. faot that men uiu* Rafferty
were busy from the time tliey landed
und men like me wore luzily Indifferent,
Three months before, a doson speakers couldn't have made me see this.
I had no American spirit bach of mo
then tu make mo appreciate it. Ymi
might bettor have, talked io a sleepy
Russian Jow a week off tho steamer.
He «t least would have sensed the
sacred power for liberty which the
voting privilege bet-tows.
1 bogan to ask questions of Rafferty
aboul the two mon. He didn't know
much about tho Olher fellow except
that he was "akin honest labor and a
tool of the trusts." Uut on Sweeney
he grew eloquent,
"Sure," he said. "There's a mon after ye own heart, me biy. Faith he's
dug In ditches himself un he knows
wot a full dinner pall manes."
"What's his business?" I asked.
"A contracthor," he said. "He does
big jobs for the city."
He let himself loose on what Sweeney proponed to do for tbe ward if
elected. He would bave the government undertake the dredging of the
harbor thereby giving hundreds.of jobs
to thc* local men. He would do this
thing and that—all of which had for
their object apparently just that one
goal. It was a direct personal appeal
to every man toiler. In addition to
this, KalTerty let drop a hint or two
that Sweeney had jobs in his own business which he tilled discreetly from lhe
ranks of the wavering, ll wasn't more
tban u month later, hy the way, that
Rafferty himself was appointed a foreman in tlie firm of Sweeney  Urolhers.
But apart from the merits of the
question, thu thing that impressed me
was Unfferty's earnestness, the delight
he took in the contest itself, and his
activity. He was vory much disappointed when I told him 1 wasn't even
registered in the ward, hut he mado me
promise to look afler tliat us soon as
the lists were Again opened and made
nn appointment for the next evening
lo take me round to a rally to meet
the hoys.
1 went and was escorted to the hoim
of the Sweeney Club. It was a good
sized ball up a long (light of stairs.
Through the heavy blue smoke which
filled lhe room I saw tlie walls decorated witb American hags and the framed
crayon portraits of Sweeney und other
local politicians. Large duck banners proclaimed in black ink the current catch lines of the campaign. At
ono end there was a raised platform.
the rest of the room was filled Willi
wooden uelleus. My Ilrst Impression
of it ull was anything but favorable.
U looked rather tawdry and cheap.
Thc men themselves who tilled the
room were pretty tough-looking specimens. 1 noticed a few Italians ol llie
fut class and one or two sharp-faced
Jews, but for the most part these men
were the cheaper element of the second and third generation. They were
the loafers—the ward heelers. 1 certainly felt out of place among them
and to me even Rafferty looked out of
place. There was a freshness, a bulk1
nbout him, tbat his fellows here didn't
As he shoved his big body through
the crowd, tbey greeted him by liis
flrst name with an oath or a joke
and lie beamed back at them all wilh
n broad wave or bis Hand. It was
evident that lie was a man of some
Importance lore. He worked a passage for me to the front of lhe ball
mul didn't stop until lie reached a
group of about a dozen men who were
Hii pulling away at cigars. I» the
midst of thom stood a man of about
KaiTeriy's also in frame but fully lifiy
pounds heavier, He bad a quiet, good-
natured face though a bit hoavy. HU
«■>■«■_ wero everywhere. Ho was the
first to notice Rafferty. He nudded
wiih  a  famlllnr,
'Hello. Dan."
Dan seized my urm and drugged me
forward: .....
"I want ye to meet me frind, Mister
CarlQlon," he snld.
Sweeney reslit. bis grey eyes on ma
a second, saw that I was 0 stranger
here, ami stopped forward Instantly
wilh his big band outstretched. He
spoke Without a trace of brogue.
■■I'm very glad lo meet yuu. Mr.
Carleton."  ho said.
1 don't know lhat I'm easily Impressed and I Haltered myself tbat 1 could
recognize a politician when 1 saw one,
bnt I want to confess that there was
something In the way he grasped my
band tbat Instantly gave me a distinctly friendly feeling towards Sweeney. I
Should have said right then and there
that tbe man wasn't as black ns be
was painted. He was neither oily nor
sleek in his manner. We chatted a
minute, and 1 think be was a lilt sur-
priced in me. He wanted to know
where I lived, where I was working,
nnd how much of a family l had. He
pat tbepe questions In so frank an.l
fatherlv « fashion thut tlwy didn't
si-em SO Impertinent to me at Ihf time
M thev did Inter. Some one called
film nnd as he turned away, lie said
lo Rafferty.
"See me before you go, Dan."
Then ho said io me,
"I hope 1'li Btie you down here often,
Willi that Dan took me round ami
Introduced me to Tom, Hick and Harry
or rather lo Tlm, Denny and Larry,
'ihis crowd camo nearer to the notion
I hud of wart) politicians. They were
u noisy, husky-throated lot, but ihey
didn't leave you lu doubt lur a minute bul what every mothor's son uf
thom was working for Sweeney as \
though Ihey were one hlg ramlly wllh
Daddy Sweeney at the bead. You
could overhear bits of plots and counter plots on every side. .1 was offered
a dozen cigars In as many minules
am) thougli some of the men rather
shied away from nie al tlrst a whispered endorsement from Dan was all
dial was noodod lo bring ihem hack.
There   wits   something   contagious
about it and when later the meeting
ItSOlf opt ued and Sweeney rose to
spook I cheered him us heartily as
anyone. Ry Ihls Ume a hundred or
more other men bad come In who
looked more oulslde the Inner circle.
Sweeney  spoke  simply    and    directly.
II was a personal appeal he made,
based on promises. I listened with
Intorost and though it seemed to me
that many of his pledges wero extravagant he showed such a goml spirit
back of them that bis speech on u
whole produced a favorable effect.
At nny rate 1 came awny from the
meeting with a stronger personal interest in politics than I had ever felt
in my life. Instead of seeming like
an abstruse or vague Issue it seemed
to me pretty concrete and pretty vital.
lt concerned me and my Immediate
neighbors, Here was a man who was
going to Congress not as a llgureheuo,
but to mako laws for Rafferty and for
me. He was to he my congressman
if I choose to help make him such, He
knew my name, knew my occupation,
knew lhat 1 had a wife and one child,
knew my address. And 1 Want to
say ihat he didn't forget them either.
As I walked back through the brightly lighted streets, which were still as
much alive as at high noon, 1 felt that
all this was my ward and my city.
1 wasn't a mere dummy. 1 was a member of a vast corporation. 1 had been
to a rally and had shaken hands witb
Ruth'8 only comment was a dis-1
gusted grunt as sho smeiled the rank j
tobacco in my clothes. She kept them
out on tho roof all the next day.
Our First Winter
Thu first winter was filled with just
about as much interest as It was possible for three people to crowd into
six or seven months. And even then
there was so much lefl over which we
wanted to do thut we fairly groaned I
as wo saw opportunity after opportunity slip by which wc simply didn't have tho lime to Improve.
To begin with tho boy, he went at I
his studies with a zest lhat placed'
him among the first ten of his class.
Dick wasn't a quick boy at his books
and so this stood for sheer hard plugging. To me this made his success
all the more noteworthy. Furthermore it wasn't the result of goading
either from Ruth or myself, 1 kept
after him nbout the details of his
school life and about tlie boys he met,
but I let him go his own gait In his
studies. I wanted tu see Just how the
new point of view would work out in
him. The result us 1 saw It waa that
every nighl after supper he went at
liis problems not as a mero schoolboy
but man-fashion. He sailed In to
lenrn. He had to. Thero was no
prestige In that school coming from
what tlic fathers did. No one knew
what the fathers did. It didn't matter. With half a dozen nationalities
in the race the school was too cosmopolitan to admit such local issues. A
few hoys might chum together feeling
they were belter than the others, but
the school as a whole didn't recognize
them. Each buy counted for whal he
did—what he was.
Of the other nine boys in thu first
ten, four wero uf Jewish origin,
three were Irish, one w.ls Italian,
and the other way American burn
but of Irish doscont Half of
them hoped to go through college
on scholarships und thu others had
equally ambitious plans for business.
The Jews were easily the most brilliant students, but they didn't attempt anything else. The Italian Showed some literary ability and wrote a
little for lho school paper. The
American horn Irish boy wns made
manager of lh*- Freshman fool ball team
two of them played on the school
eleven and the others were Just built
for track athlotica ami basket bull.
Dick tried for (he eleven, but he wasn't hoavy enough foi one thing and
so didn't ma Ive anything but a substitute's position wilh ihe freshmen. I
was Just as well satisfied. I didn't
mind lhe preliminary training but 1 fell
I would as soon he added a couple
more years to his age before he really
played football, even if ll was in him
to play. My point had been won when
he went out und tried.
Al the end of the first four monlhu
iu the school 1 thought 1 saw a general   Improvement   In  him.      He  held
himself belter for one thing—with his
head   higher  and   his   shoulders   well
hack.     This wasn't due to bis physical
training either.      K meant a changed
mental altitude.     Ruth Pays she didn't notice any difference anil she thinks '
this  Is   nothing  but  my   Imagination. [
lint   she's  wrong.      I  was  looking  for,
something  she   couldn't   see   thnt   the
hoy lacked before.      Dick  lo her was !
ilwnys all right.      Of courso  I  knew
myself  that   th*  bny  couldn't  go  fari
wrong  whatever     his  training,   but   1
knew nlso that  his former Indifferent
IttltUdO  was  going  lo  make   his  path I
'ml  so mtinh harder fnr him.      Dink. ;
when   he   read   over  thla  manuscript.
said he thought the whole business wub
foolish and that even if I wanted to
lell lhe story of my own life, lho leasl
1 could do was to leave out him. Uul
Ins life was moro largely my lifo than
he realizes even now. And his case
was In many ways a belter example of
tlie true emigrant spirit than my own.
He joined the Indoor truck squad
lliis winter, too, hut hero again lio
didn't distinguish himself. He fought
his way Into the llnuls ut the Inter-
scholastic meet, but that was ul). However, tiiis, too, was good training for
him, i saw that raco myself und 1
watched his motitii Instead of his legs,
1 liked lho wny his Jaws came together
on the last lap thuugh it hurt lo see
tlie look iu his eyes when he fell so
far behind after trying so hard. Bui
be crossed llie finish lino.
In Ihe meanwhile Until was Just
about the busiest llttlo woman ln the
city. Vet, strangely enough, this in
stead of dragging her down, built her
up. She took on wolgbt, her cheeks
grew rosier than ! had seen ihem for
live years and sbe seemed altogether
happier, I watched her closely he-
cause 1 made up my mind tliat, glngt r
Jar or no ginger Jar, (he moment 1 saw
a trace of heaviness in ber eyes, sho
would have lo quit some of her bargain hunting, l didn't mean to barter
her good health for a few bundled dol-
1 ars even If 1 had to remain a day
laborer tho rest of my lifo.
That possibility dliln'l seem (o iii"
now half so terrifying as did the old
bogey of not gelling a raise. 1 suppose for one filing Ibis was bOCOUBO
we neither of us tell so keenly the responsibility of thu hoy. ln the old
days wo had botl) thought lhat hn was
doomed if we didn't save enough to
send him through college and give
him, at the end of bis course. Capital
enough to start in business for himself, ln other words, Dick seemed
then utterly dependent upon us. It
was as terrible a thought lu think of
leaving him penniless ai twenty-one
as leaving him an orphan ut five
monilis. Tlie burden of his whole
career rested on our shoulders.
Uut now as I saw him take his place
among fellows who were born dependent upon themselves, us I learned
about youngsters at lhe schoul who at
ten earned their own living selling
newspupers and even went thruugh
college on their earnings, us I walciied
him glow strong physically and tackle
his work aggressively, 1 realized lhal
even If anything should*, happen to
either Ruth or myself thc boy would
be able to stand on hla own feet. He
had the whole world before him down
here. If wurst cume to worst he
could easily support himself daytimes,
and at night learn either a trade or
a profession. This was not a dream
on my part; I saw men who were actually doing if. I was doing it myself for that mutter. Fersonally I
felt as easy about Dick's future by
tho middle of that flrst winter as
though 1 hud established an annuity
for him which would assure him all
the advantages I had ever hoped he
might  receive.      So did Ruth.
1 remember some horrible hours I
passed in lhat little suburban house
towards the end of my life there. Ruth
would sit huddled up in u chair and
try to turn my thnughts tu uther things
but I could only puce the floor when I
I bought what would happen to her and
the boy if anything should happen
•ti me; or what would happen to the
hoy alone If anything should happen
l*i the both of ua. The case of .Mrs.
Bonnlngton hung over me like a night
mare and the other possibility was
even worse. Why, when Cummings
came down with pneumonia anil it
looked for a while aa though he might
die, I guess I suffered, by applying his
case to mine, as much as ever be himself did on his sick bed. I used lo inquire for his temperature every nighl
as though tt were my own. So did
every man in tlie neighborhood.
Sickness waa a wicked mlsfnrtunt
to that little crowd. When death did
pick one of us, the whole structure of
that family came tumbling down like u
house of cards, if by the grace of
Qod the man escaped, he was left
hopelessly In debt by doctor's bills if
in the meanwhile hu hadn't lost his
job. Sickness meant disaster, swift
and terrible whatever its outcome. Wo
ourselves escaped It, to be sure, but
l'v<* sweat blood over the mere thought
of  tl.
(Tn he continued)
u we sit down io watch a pool on a
frosty night, we shall see some such
process occur as this:   Let us suppose
ihat the bulb of a thermometer Is suspended in tin* water In such a manner
thai the movement! of tb*- mercur}
column nre visible to our eyes, The
column falls gradually until ti reaohei
Um* polnl marked freezing. :fJ degree)-
on thfl Fahrenheit scale.    Then- it  will
probably remain for a while.   Presently
we Khali notice that a light him up*
pears around the edges of tho pooh or
where o weed breaks the surface,  Tbli
film extends nnd visibly Increases ln
cohesion and thickness. Patches uf It
appear all ubout Ihe surface of the pool
IT the night Is very still we may ovei:
hear a faint sound us of crackling. Of
the young ice spreads and grows, and
the edges of contiguous patches Infringe. Now the thermometer registers
a quick fall, to 24 degrees perhaps. Al
Ilrst tho lee film almost wore the appearance of a dirty slush, na thougl
one cast a handful of snow into Hu
water. Now it becomes a Clean, firm
ami polished covering—Ice, In fact.
We have seen Iho surface of a poo)
assume the solid form of ice; and tha*
fills ice grew outward from tin bank**
or from around such solid substance)
as floated over ihe surface of the poo
or broke It hy growing up from below
We have oven heard Ibe young Ic*
crackle as It grew. To learn whut hn*
happened we must leave the pnol nn1
search for lhe opportunity of obtain.!.]
i mil hor object lesaon.
Lol ua suppose thai wo aru standi n*.
on lhe leu which covers a muuiimit
lake. R is midwinter and this Ice h
■everal feet thick. There Is no snov
jpun ll and lhe suu, fulling upon tht
ico, shows us thai its substance Is ful
uf what wears the appearance ot
[-.learning white spois. Assuming thai
ihe light and oilier conditions uro fav-
uruble lor the observation, wo can now
learn huw Ice molts. Each of thusi
spots is the centre uf a liquid six
petaled flower, und the central gleaming spot is u vacuum, All such (lowart
lie parallel to the surface of freezing
They are never confused or imperfect
unless tbe structure of the lep be faulty,   They lell us what ice is.
Whon u sheet uf wnler, such ns ft
lake, begins lo freeze, six-rayed Ico-
stars are formed here and thero, und
Moat on the surface. These touch ouch
other and their edges join. They are
ihe component purls of the sludgy film
whlcb grows outward from the bank!
of a freezing pool, and, later on, It h
these six-rayed eryuinis which an
compressed together by the sheer forot
<if iheir own expansion und growth 1"
form transparent sheets of Ico. Tht
sheets Hunt on wuter bucnuse eacl
molecule of water expands as It h
transformed into the crystalline form*
ice. Contrariwise, when tho sun's rays
reverse the process, and melt an Ic*
star In the heart of a block of Ice, bin
B0 delicately us not to destroy tht
specific form of Uu* melted crysial, thu-
Miller-flower occupies a less space (hun
ihe original Ice-flower, and lis pelali
nre arrangod around the gleam I nf
spots of vacuum mentioned above.
An Invention thut bus caused no
tittle OXCItomont In the textile, world
consists tif a process of I real mom of
common straw whereby it Is now possible to secure i herefrom n fibre suitable for spinning. The discoverers
themselves assert tbut their success
fur exceeds their original expectations.
Wlillo Die entire method is nol revealed, it appears that tho straw Is reduced to a Jelly-like substance by
ladling, causing the separation uf the
fiber from tlie outer shell, nml tin* liber
Is then (rented In hot-air machines,
To ihls product is added another
fibrous material, but never more lhan
ZO per cent., so thnt fully 80 per cent.
is straw. The resulting "stuff" has
many of the characteristics of the
"fore" yarn used in jute spinning. The
principal advantages claimed hy Lhe
inventors are thnl the new fiber has ah
the merits of the yarns now produced;
that the cost Is only one-half lhat of
similar products; thnt the weight is
10 per cent, less; and that the goods
are in every way desirable. Experts
who have examined this material are
agreed as to the truth of these claims.
The Italian Government has hit upun
a novel method of offsetting nostalgia
among Ita troops In Tripoli, and in ao
doing haa found a new extension of the
uses of tho cinematograph. It la
science truly made the hand-mniden of
man. A moving picture machine was
set up In Naples the other day. Uefure
it waa paraded a line of the fathers.
mothers, children or sweethearts of the
men in the field. Euch person in the
line threw a greeting Into the camera,
to be recorded along with hla or her
Imago on the film. This film will bo
thrown on a screen at some convenient
point at the front, where the assembled
troops may watch for their relatives
or friends to pasa by. The auceesa of
the experiment has yet to be proved,
but Its promise Is good.
Organised helplessness. A queer
phrase? Not at all. Mere Is an old
soldier, asking for assistance lo get to
Canada.    Listen to the dialogue:
"How long havu you been out of
work ?"
"I've only been working about half
my time since I left the army, sir."
"You haven't a trade?"
"No, sir."
"Aud your wife has hail to go Into
"Yes, sir. I'm sorry to say. Not
having a trade I can't get anything
better than odd jobs."
"■What ilo you think you'll tlo In
"I don't know, sir. 1 can gu tn the
land I suppose."
"What did you do in the Oimy besides drilling?  Nothing useful ut all?"
"Oh. yes. sir. I was buttery barber
for a long time,"
"Battory barber?"
"Yes, sir."
"Rut you told mt ynu haven't got u
"No more I haven't, sir."
"Hut barbering is a trade."
"Nol In the army, sir."
"Why nut?"
"Because I can't shave, air. I only
cut hair."
"In tlie name of England, th*»y taught
ynu to cut hair, and they didn't teach
you to ahave?"
"Yes, sir, f can rut hair with anybody, bul f can't ahave,"
"You shave yourself, don't your*
"Yes. sir."
"And have done for twenty years, I
"f)h, yes, sir, of course, sir."
"Himself he shaves, but others he
cannot shave."
"Thnt's lt, sir."
"Look here, my friend, your first
business Is to make a barber of yourself. G t somebody to practice on, and
if you can't do that, get a hlg turnip
and practice on It. Antl don't talk
about  help  to  Canada  till  you do  tt.
"Yes. sir, much obliged to you, sir, I
see now."
Now, it never occurred to thnl man
to mako a real barber of himself. The
British army methods were against
thut sort of thing, organised helplessness, ynu see.
Another thine-—It never occurred ti
the people wbo bad Investigated th*
record of that man nnd his family t<
isk tho praottenl questions I have re*
•icated. They had records nnd part leu-
•nrs as lung ns your arm: but the*
mdn't (Tnl the vital fuel ont of tin
man.   Olllclal efficiency didn't contem
plate uuylhlng su grotesque as advising a mun iu put a razor lu a luihorcd
In China,, where gasolene costs thirty
cents a gallon, the automobile is milking progress slowly, bul ua modem
Ulcus ure rapidly becoming more prevalent, as Indicated by the recent demands for a progressive government,
this condition  is likely to change.
Tho chief dltlleulty is the narrowness
of village streets and tbo smull number ot good counlry roads, ln and
about tbe large cities, huwever, the
streets are uiien excellent,
At Teintsin there are twelve curs,
three being owned by Chinamen. Tho
streets of lhe foreign section are broad,
level und excellently macadamized,
whilo a splendid boulevard encircles
the native city. Pelt In also has a dozen
cars which are used un her wide, well-
kept streets.
Tslngtau hus about sixty mllos of
splendid ruads running along tho ocean
front und Intu tlie mountains nearby,
affording uue of the finest spots In the
world lor niittimoblllng. In spite of
this fuel there nre but six automobiles.
The roads In (be vicinity of Nankin,
Chinn, ure in exceptionally good condition lor uulomohtling, nnd iberu are
many pleasant drives. (bit there arc
only twu uuiointihllcH owned by residents,   these   being    the     property   ol
Thnt   swans  possess some  power  uf
reasoning seems to bo proved by the
On a certain pond u pair tif tliuse
birds hnd for (wo successive yeurs
naicnoo oui u pun ui uygueiSi uuiy 10
timi the young, fluffy things devoured
long before they cume (tt tne properly
feathered age by one or other of the
lurge pike which lived in Ibe pond.
This lust spring ibe swans mado their
nest ll) Ibe USUal place, hatched oul
their cygnets us boforo. but as soon
nu Ihe cygnets weie hatched disappeared irom lhe pond altogether,
parents,  babies and ull.
There is another pond, or lulu*, ut n
dlStanco of a mile and a half or so
from lhe first, aud on this lake the
swans were found to be with their
young ones. The puzzle wns to know
how they had gul there. Their wings
were so pinioned thut tbey could not
Ily, und there were some very stifl
and close fences between the one pond
nnd the other.
Subsequently a countryman said thai
he bad seen one uf Diem walking uvet
the fields tiial lie between the ponds
lie had noticed nothing more than tht
old swan walking, but there Is llttlt
doubt that hud he been nearer or looked closer he would huve seen that ii
was carrying a cygnet, or the pair ol
them, on its back. Almost certain 1}
the birds bad walked and carried tbeii
young with them from the une pond tt
the other.
Huw they got through the fences it
still unexplained, nor is it understood
bow they knew the second pond to bi
there, since it does not seem that the)
bad ever visited it before. Hut their
wisdom and enterprise, which were st
highly commendable, were Justified bj
the results.
They reared their cygnets successfully in this other pond wherein inert
wore no pike, a fact which we mighi
almost fancy the swans, with theii
supernatural cleverness, had ascertained before they made their difficult
The first so-called rubber shoes consisted mainly of a piece of caoutchouc
made by covering a clay form resemb
ling .1 last with caoutchouc milk, am
drying the resulting article uver a fire
After the removal from the clay foru
the shoe was ready for use. lt was u
very durable affair, but at the saim
time was unsightly and uncomfortable
At the present lime rubber shoes art
made by coaling cloth with Just suf 11
dent caoutchouc to make il waterproof. Some fabric having wide meshei
Is coated with a very thin layer of i
soft rubber muss to which lampblacl
has been atided. From Ihls fabric tin
various parts used In building up tin
shoe are cut out nntl Joined together Ot
an iron Inst with Ihe aid of n caoutchouc solution, The calendered sole It
made of a touglur material. The shoei
nrt; coaled with un asphalt varnish ti
give them a glossy appearance, whereupon they nre removed to the vulcan-
i/.'T (together wilh the lasts). Tin
vulcunlzcr ts very spacious, having t
capacity for several thousand rubbei
slioes. The iron doors shut tight, steair
ts turned tm and the whole is left It
Itself over night. The production of 1
day's work is thus ready lhe nexi
morning, when the shoes ure removed
from the lusts uml checked off.
The building up of n rubber shoe ||
rather a tedious work.   An ordinarj
shoe requires eight separate pieces, ont
With higher uppers consist! of seventeen pieces and rubber boots are mud*
of twenty-three separate parts, pro*
pared and Joined together by bund 01
machinery. Formerly the waterproof
Ing was accomplished by placing a tbli
■heet Of Caoutchouc between tWO sheet)
of cloth ami uniting them by passim
the whole through heated rollers. Sucl
fabric was extremely durable but ver,**
thick und heavy. Nowadays the waterproofing Is usually done by coating tht
fabric- with a solution of caoutchouc.
Den Moines, Cedar Rapids and other
Iowa towns nre experimenting In see
whal effect open markets havo on the
cost of living.
The City Council of Des Moines,
with many doubts ns lo the result,
ordered a miniature purk adjoining the
oltl city Hall to be thrown open to the
rardenera and farmers tif the vicinity
for use as n curb murket.
Wngers were made bv city officials
hut there would imt be five teams al
ho market the first dny. and indeed
here were but eleven. Clllzens Visit-
<d Ihe murket plnce mnre out of cur-
oslly than With u desire to patron I SO
t, hut lhe movement gained from dny
to day, until after Iwo weeks, lho line
of  wagons  overflowed  the little pars
and finally covered six cily blacks.
Tho following are quotations obtained from tlay to duy since Ihe murket
hus been opened, showing contrast la
Urocers' prices current—Milk, 8c per
quart) cabbage, Mi** per heat); pot j toes
8O0 per peck; cantaloupes, ltjc each;
eggs, 28c per dozen; corn, 20c pei
dozen; chickens, dressed, il; grapes,
30c per basket; plums, i)0c per basket
1'rlces on curb market—Milk, .0 per
quart; cabbage, lllc four heads; potatoes, _f>c per peck; cantaloupes, _!i*
for eight; eggs, lfic per dozen; torn.
lUc per dozen; chickens, fiOc, live;
grapes, 15 to _0c per basket; plum*.
3G to 46c per basket.
Some ure born actors; some achieve
acting! some have acti-ng thrust upon
them. All the clever dog actors that
have lived their litlle hour before ths
footlights undoubtedly belong to tin
latter category. For no dog—however talented—ever became un actor
of his own free will!
Though we ure told that dogs ap
peared on I In* stage as fur bach as
Sha kespcare's I hue. I here Is no definite record of such appearances until
the beginning of (hu nineteenth century.
1 tin- of the cleverest dugs lhat ever
fascinated nn audience was Blnkle, the
fox-terrier tn "Tho Light Lhat Failed,'
lie belonged to Mr. Aubrey smith, tht
■ ii mi tn. im** Torponhow tif thut prudua
Dlnklo's first stage appearance was
uni un overwhelming success, owing t«
1111  accident   for  which  he was  not  tu
blame.     On ilie iirsi  nighl  he made I
his ent ran co quite beautifully,  when
Mr. Smith, turning fo spoalt to some
body,  accidentally    hit  poor    itiuki*
dimply on the nose with his stick. Th*
dug naturally concluded lie wus wrong.
and made nn uhrupl exit. Ou another
occasion, knowing bis mistress wa>
"behind," Blnkle made u hurried ami
unrehearsed departure,
That Is one of the charms of nnlmnl
artistes; thoy are so delightfully un
Quite recently Lady Tree had twe
diminutive spaniels acting with her In
'Grace.'1 Thoy were known as popl-
phar nnd I'ollphur's wife, nml, besides
playing important parts on the slugs
caused much amusement behind tin*
They were an extraordinary couple,
As long as the curtain was up and
they remained In sight tif the audience
ihey never behaved badly, forgot their
work, ur took any notice of each olher
But Immediately they were "uff" thef
fought incessantly until their next en-
irance arrived, when they became
peaceful at once. Tbe other players
in "Grace" used to spend their spare
time lu making peace belweea Pall-
phar antl his wife!
Another spaniel, who appeared wllh
Miss Julia Neilson and Mr. Fred Terry
in "Sweet Neil of Old Hrury," waa an
Interesting character. He belonged to
Miss Neilson and was known as
Ser oggs.
Miss Neilson acquired Scroggs cjulte
by accident. She was playing at Ills
Majesty's, and one night noticed thc
.log In the property room. She took a
great fancy to It and bought ft from ,
ibe property master, little dreaming
that it would become famous in "Sweet
While that play was running Scroggi*-'
rested In Miss Nellson's dressing room
until King Charles fetched him for his j
"big" scene, ami Scroggs indulged In ,
several biscuits while he wailed. One |
night Mr. Terry came for him before 1
he had finished his biscuits, and, of j
course, he had to go as there was no
time to spare.
On the stage King Charles Indulged
in u lung soliloquy of a serious nature,
while the dog lay on lhe table and
listened. On this occasion Scroggs.
usually the besl behaved of dog-actors,
chose to assert his own individuality
Ho suddenly remembered bis unfinished biscuits.
The soliloquy went on  aud on,  and
Scroggs   kept   on   remembering   (hose-
biscuits, until at last his feelings o*>
camo  him.      Leaping  from  the  loyal j
table be darted across the singe to the
fire-grate,     This, being empty behind I
lhe  painted canvas,   provided  an  easy
exit, ami through it Scroggs vanished \
—presumably up lhe chimney.
This was not all. Having demolished bis refreshments, before anyone
could stop him. he trotted back to the
siill soliloquising king, again thruugh
tbe fireplace. Needless to suy, the
audience laughed tremendously und
BcroggS made (be bit of his carver.
For seventeen years Frederick J. b!
Skiff, director of tha great Field Museum In Chicago, has kept in existence
a flimsy building that was erected Itl
lust only six mouths, lt has boon iJ
seventcen-yeur fight against the ele-|
incuts,  und   In  Itself Ihls struggle  hull
been fined with muny Interesting tie?
lulls. While the men on ttie grouiuf
huve been luhorlng to keep u roof ove:'
the collection, uml for seventeen ye uni
hnve lived In perpetual dread of fireeT
lhe slaii of explorers has been oul I'i
thc wilds running races wllh Ureaj
Britain nnd Germany i» the collectioi
of material, All the odds hnve bt't'il
In favor Of the latter, but lhe result!
In many particulars have been In favol
of the Chlcagoans. ln seventeen yeurt
a collection has heen gathered thai il
valued ut $10.-00.0.0 nt a minimum.
We may be laid aside from our nctlv
work;   but   God   never  lays   us  asld
from himself.    So we need never In
uslde tiur Joyous witnessing  for  bin
liis  love,  and  his  keeping  power.    I
that  witness hns counted    for    intic
when we were active, It can -count ft
more In our Inactivity,   If we waste
the dnys of our activity tiy failure
Witness for him, we nun, In Christ!
Strength, start (o-day. tu our new he]*.!
It'ssness. upon a showing forth of OOaT
presence  In  our  life tbat  shall glutl
den him and change his world. OIlll.l.lWACKFUKK PRESS
What Followed a Cut
A  Magistrate's Wonderful  Exp.ri.nce
With Zam-Buk
Mr. J. E. Ai-seiiiiult, a JuhUco of the
Pence, mul statlonmasler at Wellington, on the Prince Edward Island Ity.,
has luul a wonderful proof of the heul-
ing power of Zam-Buk,     Ho says:
-'l-'olir yours uso, I had an accident.
I slipped lu the station und fell on a
freight truck, sustaining a bad cut on
tho front of iny leg. 1 thought this
would heal, but Instead uf doing so ll
developed into a had ulcer and tutor
into a form of eczema which spread
very rapidly and also started on the
other leg. Both legs became so swollen
and sore that I could only go about tny
work by having them bandaged. My
doctor snld I must slop work und lay
"After six months of Ihls troublo 1
consulted another doctor, but wllh no
belter result. 1 tried all Iho sulve.s,
liniment! and lotions I heard of. bul
instead of getting better I gol worse.
"This wns my colullllon when 1 gol
sny lirsl box or Zam-Buk. llreatly lo
I my dellKht Ihul Ilrst box gave nie relief.      I  colli ll I   lo apply   It   lo the
sores nnd dny by slny they got heller.
I could see thnl al last I had gol hold
of something which would euro me,
and In the end II did.
"It is now over a yenr slnci. Zam.
Ituk worked n cure In luy case, nnd
there hus been lu. return of the ec/emn
or nny trace of ll."
such is Hus nature of the great cures
whicli /.um-lliik Is dally elTecllng.
Purely in-ii.ni in composition, this groat
l.islm Is u sure cure for fsll sklu dls-
oasoBi c.i.i sores, chapped hands, frost
Islte, ulcers, lilooil-jiolsonlog, varicose
sores, piles, sculp sores, rlllgwssrm. Inflamed palohos, cuts, burns nnd bruises.
All drugglsls and stores sell at fide. box.
or post frets from '/am-ltllk Co.. Toronto, upon receipt of price.
Worms  In children, If Uuy  he nol
attonded to. cause Convulsions, and often death, Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will nrolect lhe children
from  these distressing allllctlons.
Thc ottice of the Criminal Idcntlflca-
tlon Bureau nt Ottawa has records,
linger-prints, and photographs of no
fewer thun 6,0011 murderers and thieves.
For a young country this Is really
His Mother
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•r CAMAftA, UNITE*.        IM
Tho weary, thirsty, dusty regiment
Struggled painfully up tlie steep lout ■
lulls uf the Algerian mountains, in pursuit ui thu most daring predutory band
that had ever foiled the best mun
France could send ugalnst a foe.
Hubert, the Colonel, sat his stumbling
horse as ereet as over, but even his
iron strength felt the fatigue of the
forced maroh. A poor, buttered prl-
t/ate soldier slipped ou tho rooks Just
ahead, and came sliding bach right to
the feet of the horse. The officer
reined sharply, uttering u stern "Hey!"
Rising to his foot the Huldier suluted,
"1 _rdon, Colonel. This Is nol lu
hullo Franco,"
The line Struggled on, bul tho Colonel's (lioiighls wero fur uwuy. A
Utile village lu fair Provencei the vines
clustering round tin- cottage doors; (he
young men and maidens gathering
about Ihe well; Ihu children playing
Kiilly In tin* roatl. Away up tin the
hillside a handsome ehuteau. Dut of
a frumlng tif flowering vines a clour-
out, aristocratic face surmounted by
a white pompadour looked down upon
Tho prlvatO soldier hml fullon ur,ula
iii ihe wuy. lie was hardly able to
.stand. The Colonel glanced along Ihe
lino. Men wore dropping to Ihe ground
from sheor exhaustion, li was no use.
Human llesh could stunt) only so much.
Camp wns pltchud for the night.
When all was In order, thu sentries
properly posted, anil a fuw vedettes
thrown out lu Iho direction of thu
enemy, the Colonel entered his lent
with a word to the guard tn wake him
In four hours. Then ho foil ucroas his
pullet und slept the sleep of tho tloud.
Just before llm time elapsed shots
were heard on tho mountain. The sentry entered the tent uml shook the
sleeping officer.
Rising sillily, the tired Colonel was
soon In the saddle making a tour of
tht* cump. Far up the gorge, where the
vedettes had been poslod, he came upon a soldier huddled against a rock,
his gun lying hy his side. An attending .sergeant bent over and examined
the prostrate man.
"Dead?" queried the Colonel, hoarsely.
"Asleep, Colonel," replied tho sergeant, roughly shuklng thc unfortunate
With a great effort the miserable
man regained his feet, A lantern held
nenr revealed the lines of weuriness in
his face and the pallor of exhaustion.
Une faltering hand rose In salute. The
iron Colonel spoke sharply:
"Jacques Rldeuu?"
"Jacques Hidcau. Colonel."
"Did you hear the shots?"
"Shots?   No, Colonel, I heard none.
"Did you see the enemy pass yonder
"No, Colonel."
"What were you doing?"
"1?    Mon Dieu!    Colonel,  I was in
[Provence,   I saw nothing, heard noth
ng but—but my mother's voice, as she
looked out from the vlne-elud cottage,
"Under guard!" commanded thc
Colonel, cutting off any further words.
The court-martial was brief. The
evidence was straightforward and conclusive. Jacques Rldeau, a vedette on
luty, was found nsleep on his post.
Taking advantage of hts fault, thc
•nemy had almost gained possession of
i point from which a successful nt-
;ick was comparatively easy.
In defence there was only the prls-
tner's story. This waa drawn out by
terslstent questioning, for the poor fel-
ow appeared to have no hope, and no
leslre to battle for his life. He was
Ired; yes, he wus so weary he had
alien twice before Ihe Colonel. But
he hnd slept two hours before being
-ailed lo go on post. He remembered
Watching the dim outlines of the hills
ind the fleecy clouds In the sky. Did
he try to keep awake? Certainly. He
-raced about. He held his gun at arm's
length till It dropped. Ho pinched himself many times. He swung his arms
ibout He remembered falling down
beside the rock. He culled on his pride
lo save him from disgrace. Yes, he
Ut) all that. Uut it was no use. He
lost alt memory, thought, consciousness. There was no valid excuse; he
knew that well. He was very sorry lo
bring disgrace upon his uniform. He
hoped the Court would believe him.
Thai was all he could say.
The finding of the Court wus "Guilty
of sleeping on post in fneo of the
enemy." The sentence was "to be shot
;il noon."
The iron Colonel directed tho sergeant of lhe guard to do any favor possible for the prisoner. Tben he went
to his tcnl and slept two hours, nntl
partook of a meagre brenkfast. While
sn engaged n bearer of despatches arrived antl wns at once conducted to
(be Colonel, to whom be delivered the
precious packet. Among several olll-
olal documents Ihe Colonel found some
private letters which, wllh stern devotion to duly, wero left to tho Inst
A smllQ forced llself ncross his rugged
features as he opened a letter directed
lo himself In u delicate hand— a letter
from the nrlsloerutlc lady with the
white pompadour awny off In fnr Pro
win v. As ho rend tho lines softened
In the strong fnce, nnd ho found it
necessary tn clear his vision moro than
"Your mother la so proud of you, my
dear, dear son. Many times I hear
your namo, always with honor nnd re
spect, frequently wllh admiration. A
teat soldier, liko hla father, they any,
How It warms my old heart!"
The Colonel rose to hla feet, stretch-
ed int his nrms violently, nnd swallowed hnrd. Then he walked to tho door
of tho tent, turned, and sut down
again, the letter In his hand.
"It Is good, my denr son, that you
hnve  no worry concerning mo.     My
competence  Is ample.    Even  If—If*
am only forcing myself to write it -
you should not come back to mo—tho
good Uod forbid! Thoro Is nothing to
Ihlnk of. 1 have money und friends,
md u close relative or two, like dear
llttlo Anna. Ah! I am sure even tho
Colonel, with his grand ulr, will .smile
at that name."
Tho Colonel sighed sharply, then
crushed the precious letter In his hand
as tho sergeant stood at lho door.
Whut Is it?" ho demanded, rather
"This letter, from Ihe prisoner, Col-
He took lt mechanically, tho sergeant
standing rigidly ut attention whilo ho
read It,   It ran thus:
"Colonel, portion, I mean not lo Intrude. I havu no excuses lo muke. No.
uot lhat. The law is hard, anrrbonds
for uo man. But, Colonel, there Is one
thing,   The sergoant snld I could have
anything reasonable, Maybe this is
nol reasonable, ono cun only lell by
"When ono Is facing death thero la
no tlmn for many things; but, Colonel,
it seems only a step to beautiful Provence, nnd tho little village where,
pardon me, Colonol, we Iwo wero boys
logotlieri you und I. The slreol by
the well Is nol long, but It seems, Cul*
one), as If It holds more beauty than
any sireet on earth, oven In great Paris
Itsolf, There Is tho llttlo school, where
tho big boys bullied mo once, till u bigger boy, Mr. Roberl, camo antl helped
me beat them. Thero la the widow
Brevard's store, where we used to go
for tea anil sugar; and, oh! so many
places that lhe heart remembers.
"The Uny cottage, Colonel, at tho
turn of the street; (he cottage with the
yellow jasmine growing on the porch,
and tho Mowers ln the window In winter; the cottage with the scrap of a
garden behind it on the hill. And there,
in the porch, her knitting In her hand,
1 set; my mother. Pardon me, Colonel,
hut when t see her In my mind's eye,
then, then it does seem hard that I
must die nt noon.
"Hut 1 ask no different sentence. I
know the discipline must be as lt Is.
Hut I think of my mother, Colonel, and
It comes into my head, what Is ahe
thinking of her son just now?"
Tho iron Colonel turned himself so
us to present his back to the sergeant,
standing there stiffly at attention. Then
he rend on.
"There is just one thing, Colonel,
that I dare to ask. Maybe it is impossible, but I will ask it. Mother has a
litlle cottage, and the tiny garden, and
a very small stipend that goes with It.
She can live on il; - just live. Yet it
is enough, and often we thanked God
together that she would not want if
I fell in tho wars. Ami when I remembered how old and feeble mother Is becoming, there was always a warm place
in my heart, for had she not enough?
The tiny garden gives her food, and the
cottage shelters her grey head from
thi storms, and the stipend pays the
taxes, and a little over for the few
things sho needs.   Thank God!
"Rut now, Colonel, the law is hard
and liends for no man. All that enme
to me from my father's brother, whose
name I bear. 11 ull stands In my name.
True, 1 made a will when I enlisted,
ind It Is ull for her, every sou for
mother. Thut Is well. But, Colonel, If
I die for a crime, though It be a military one, if I die thus, under the lnw
my property reverts to the Government.
V felon, a criminal, cannot make
will; he Is nothing; he Is dead already
when sentence Is pronounced; ho can
leave nothing, for he has nothing. And
ny mother! Mon Dleu! Colonel, my
"The law Is hard, hardest to the poor.
•Yom him that has little It takes away
he more. And it has no heart; no
neroy. Mother will be beggared; an
lUtcast from ber tittle home; thrown
nto the street as the cold weather Is
-'omiug on. Colonel, whnt la lt to a
.nan to slum) up and be shot? That
is nothing. Hut to think of one's
mother, the mother that nursed him
int) cared for him. starving on thc
ttreet, dying in some deserted plnce
beside the cold, winter rlvor.   A man
annot stand up to that. It la too
"If only It could be that my mother
ihould write to me und say, 'Do not
worry, my son; for 1 hnve n competence; I have friends; there is Hor-
tense to be with me.' C*lonel, do you
remember the rosy young Uortcnse nt
lhe well with her pall? How sweet she
waa! Bul she Is dead these three
years. That is why I enlisted, Colonel.
1 never (old It beforo. Yes, that ia
why! "
The erect figure of the Colonel swayed slightly where he stood. His left
hand crumpled Ihe other lei Ier, the
letter from the aristocratic lady with
the while hair; the ludy wh,, had home,
antl money, utul friends, even If he
never went haek tn her olive and well.
He swallowed hard again, and read on
to the end.
"There in Just one way, Colonel, just
one way. If (he enemy hud shot me
from behind the rocks, it would be well.
Mother would have the house, and the
garden, and (he stipend] all her very
own. to the end of her life. If I urn
executed at noon she has nothing, nothing In (he world. Mon Dleu! Colonel,
If ynu love your mother, semi me u
revolver und a bottle of wine. Maybe
It Is no use to nsk It, but with nil my
heart I ask. 1 could tint help sleeping
any more than I could help falling If
shot In the heart: hul I make no ox-
cases. The discipline Is strong. It
must be, | know. Antl the lnw Is hard,
so hard It cannot bend for a poor man.
Colonel, send mc tho revolver and (he
wine. If I dlo hefore noon I am no
felon. Tho will holds. The house nnd
garden are hers. Mother Is provided
for. It will he good, even In another
world, for n mnn to remember he did
nil he could for hla mother, who helped
him ao much when he wna feeble. Mon
Dleu! Colonel, help, thla once; not for
me, but for my mother!"
The Iron Colonel's hand trembled
strangely aa It picked up a revolver lying on the table.    For an Instant his
Infants /Children
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Ancrfi-rl Remedy rorConsll-ta
I ion. Sour Slomach.Dlarrlwa
Facsimile Signature of
I        Alb iisiiiillss oltl
0555553 undcrthe l-owg
Bisct Con, °t Wrapper.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
Tho Kind You Havo Always Bought, nnd which has been
In uso for over 30 yeurs, has borne tlio si;;n!ituro of
nnd has been mado under his per-
r-J^y-^t\.   sonal supervision kIiu-o Us infancy.
/■accaswtii Allow no ono to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" nro but
Experiments tliat trifle with nnd endanger the health of
lufunts and Children—Experience- against ICxperiiueut.
Castoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Jlloi-plilnu linr other Nnreotto
substance. Its age Is Its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays I-'everlshness. it cures Olarrlm-n ami Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, euros ConstIpatiisii
and Clatulency. It assimilates the i'.s.i.l, regulates the.
St.sinai-li and Ilowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panucon—Tho Mother's I-'rleud.
iBears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years
Countless have heen the cures worked by Hollo Way'8 Corn Cure. It has
a power of Its own not found ln other
keen grey eyes Razed piercingly at the
weapon, as if measuring its powers nnd
possibilities. Twice he turned it over,
seeming to weigh It In his hand, pressing his lips tlrmly together ami knitting his brows in deepest thought.
Suddenly he took a decided step towards the subaltern, and partly extended his hand with the weapon. As
he did so the otber hand struck against
n chair-back, and the letters fell to
the Door. As he stooped and picked
them up his eyes fell upon the words In
Ihe lirst letter.
"Your mother is so proud of you, my
dear, dear son."
The Colonel laid the revolver on the
table in its former position, twisted his
•TUPS IHJUUHS j>kic_. __ c_nis
moustache fiercely, and said, In a low,
even lone, very different from his harsh
voice of command, as he Indicated tbe
wine and glasses on a tray:
"Let him have two bottles."
Then, as the soldier stood gazing, ns
though be tlld not understand thc order,
the Colonel added a few short, sharp
words, and pointed towards the tent
which served as a guard-house. Tbe
silent sergeant saluted and went out
with a grim smile upon his lips,
A few minutes later the culprit started to his feet as the sergeant entered,
His glance went instantly to the tray
in the officer's hand nnd bis cheek
So popular Is Blckle's And-Consumptive Syrup as a medicine in the
treatment of colds and coughs oe ailments of the throat, du-; to exposure.
to draughts, nr sudden changes ol temperature, that druggists end &_ dtttaa
In patent medicines keep suppl—u in
band to meet the demand, it Is pleasant to take, and the us** ot it guunn -
tees freedom from throat and hl_f <ti-
"The wine' Ah! But no revolver
Mon Dleu! help my poor Dttle mother '
"Attention!" commanded the -*j«rif-
eant. The soldier straightened ind out
his hand to his cap, His lenses wen?
reeling. Did he hear aright"? Th»
sergeant was speaking.
"Colonel Robert orders that -"ju report for duty in half 'an hour. Alan,
thnt you first write a letter to your
TOO BUSY INSIDE pulling machinory ;;
together aud sotting up buggies to do it. j
Had to Get Off the Road!!
imt when ,*) mi nro in town onl I and soo
thorn, you will save money by doing so.
We have u hit in Wire Fencing in every
See Oar Specials in Lawn Fencing.
Whttt   Bttlldlar,  Build   tht   Bert
Formerly (The New Era.)
Printed nnd published every Thursday from it*
oali*.-. Westminster Street,Chilliwuek,
Sulwcrlption price $1.00 por year in lulvitnco to nil
■mints ii. lliitish Knipire :   to United State*- ||,W.
niMilny mIi irtlMlia- rates mnde known nn nppll-
tn 111
>ent |.| r Wi nl t-itrli
hiwrlioii, iiiivui.ie in advaiiee,
Dispi .y ndvertiiHiH "ill please rememliur that
to insure a ellllllgQ, copy imisl iw* In not Inter tlu.n
Wcdnewlnv inon.iiur.
C. A. HAUliKK, Publisher and Proprietor,
initliiii-, do nniliiuK.
j The Fraser Valley Nurseries
Including Apple*-,  Pears, Plum?, Cherries, Small
Fruits, ami Ornamental Shrubbery.
For Full Particulars, write
General Manager,
District Agent
Siitwssor to WM. ARCHIBALD
Estimates Given
Phono 58 P.O. Box 2G5
Electric Cooking Appliances
El Perco
For your morning
cup of coffee.
Price $7.50 ** f 8
El Stovo
The heating dlso for
general light cooking.
Price $5
El Tosto
Makes delicious
toast on a moments
notice.    Price $4
Hot point
Tots well known to
need special  mention
Price $4.75
Sou theso appliances at <mr Chilliwack Offlce.
All are Operated from an Ordinary Lighting Socket
B. C. Electric Railway Co, Limited
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Free Press Advertising brings the best
resuts.   Try if
I'tl rather be n could he, if I
couldn'( In- un Aro; For n could Inii may In-, with ii cliunoR of louuli-
pur. I'd rather In.- >i has beon limit
a mighty havo boon by far; For n
mils-lit Imve buotl 1ms never been,
bul n bus was 01100 an lire.
a  ,
As a result ..I investigations
undertaken by lhe Commission of
if Conservation, it bus boon ascertained that there are 1,010,121
lorse-powcr developed from water-
power in Canada. If this power
ever becomes fully developed coal
strikes will have no  terrors   for
. .
Owing to the mills having bought
up nil tlie No. 1 Hard wheat available und a shortage of s 1 wheat,
bus sent the priee upward. As a
result also the priee of Ilmn- is advancing. Lust year thoro was a
heavy crop of wheat but owing to
unfavorable harvesting conditions a
huge quantity wus spoiled.
It transpires that there is no city
by-law regulating tho keoping of
pigs within the city limits. The
city requires sewerage in tbe worst
way, the central portion of tbe city
being in dire need, ami yet within
a couple of blocks of the five corners a bunch of pigs thrive aim
fatten. With sueh astateof things
it is not much wonder that there
are some who do not recognize the
need of sewerage. If wr cannot
have sewerage, citizens should at
least not be asked to endure pig
stys, in addition to the menace
caused by thc absence of sewerage.
The suggestion of Aid. Goodland
at Monday evening's council meeting that occasional meetings of tho
Board of Works should beheld, and
that the commissioner submit a
monthly report of work done, is a
good antl proper one. The Hoard
of Works, which comprises the
whole Council, should have a general outline of thc work proposed
and know what work has boon
done antl where and at wlmt cost.
The heaviest and most important
expenditure is through this channel
and the suggestion when carried
out will strengthen the bands of
those more directly in control, and
the whole council will have an increased interest in. and knowledge
of tbe nature of the work and the
That the Chilliwack Women's
Institute is alive to present needs
and progressive methods is shown
by a reading of the report of the
last meeting, published in the Free
Press of last week. The resolution
of co-operation in assisting the
merchants to observe the weekly-
half holiday during the summer,
and which was carried unanimously,
indicates a spirit, which if more
generally observed among valley
people, and not excluding merchants, would prove a big Isoosl to
local effort and enterprise, and
would result in larger benefits to
merchants and buyers alike. The
ladies are also contributing lo the
success nf the fair by offering three
special prizes. After assisting local
effort the ladies will let tin- outside
world BOP whnt the  valley  can  tin
in roiiio lines ut least, by sending
an exhibit lo tin- Vancouver fair.
Tbc I In..' it.in program is one .sf
which any local organization itiiglil
I.- proud, lints nil I., lhe ladles,
. .
A remark thnl is [rco.ue.nlly made
by visitors t.i tin- city or new con ion-,
is thai Chilliwack possesses splendid musical talent to a marked degree, considering tho size of tho
i-ily. Chilliwack is must fiirtiiniitc
in ibis respect as well us io
innny others Thero is exceptional
lalent and a largo nnd iueri using
iiumboi' i f people who ap| reeiule
lho real worth and merit nF such
ability. Tliere is perhaps no in-
! HitoilCO that lias tho refilling and
ami siiiiuilniing effect on human
t'bai'iiclor than tho cultivation of
nl' the lalent nf music in llie individual or the power uf appreciation among those less fortunate,
i Chilliwuek Ims at present two chov-
I nl societies who aro doing good
work, Thr Drsl ono organized,
now under the leadership of Mr. S.
| Kelland, is giving n concert this
Friday evening in the Operu bouse,
Tlie oilier society under the leadership ot Mir.F.ldai'l will give u euneerl
ui n Inter dale, Both should bo
given hourly antl encouraging sup-
porl by lbc public,
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THE  ri_-j\^_A__r*>i a o
P_i_ up Capital and Reserve $11,400,000
I We give spocinl attention to Savings Accounts,    Ono
* Dollar only is necessary to opon an account,  interest
+ allowed at.highest Bank rato and added twice a year.
* No delay in withdrawals,    Two or more persons may
* ii|K-it u join! account and eithor party enn  withdraw
I money.
•;• Manager X
Tbc point bus been raised as lo
the use, gratis, of tho city ball, for
meetings of lho different public
organizations, Looking at lho
matter from one viewpoint ihe hall
was built by the citizens nml its
mnintemiuce will be paid fur frnin
tbc sniiic source, nml ns Iho Board
of Trade and similar organizations
are comprised of citizens, anil the
efforts of these different bodies arc
for the benefit otitic oily ns a whole,
il would seem liiil reasonable that |
llie free use of tbe bull be given.
Iiii Ihe other hand thc city is on-
I.ning into unfair competition with
owners of other halls frum whom is
required u license of 821.00 u yeur.
These hulls have lieen deriving n
revenue from incollngs of the abovo
character, lt would appear then
lhat should the city give free use of
hull, tl thor halls should  I x-
cinpt from license; if the license is
maintained a charge should be
made for use of city hull. Some
difficulty may bo experienced as to
who or what organizations would
be entitled to lbs- use of the city
hall for meetings, etc.
. .
The result of the vote on the
money by-laws and waterworks
were most encouraging to those who
wish to see tbe city expand and
become equipped for growth und
development, Health education
uml freedom frum the iron grasp of
private corporations, aro states
which any young cily may well and
wisely strive for. These are highly
important to the life of the city uml
the vote on the 15th, indicates that a
large number of tlle citizens view
these matters in this light. While
the sewerage by-law did not curry,
it is perhaps just as well under the
circumstances wliieli have arisen.
The passing of a by-law for 875,000
for this purposo would have curtailed the borrowing power of Ihe city
so as to interfere with the purchase
uf the waterworks system, should
such materialize. Now n modified
plan of sewerage will be prepared
and submitted OS soon as the requirements of the law will permit.
We arc pleased to note that the city
council has nut shelved the sewerage
question. The tlire needs of the
ease will not permit it Is-inu shelved.
Sewerage is urgently needed in the
central portion of the city and
simply must bo provided. The
desense laden odors which arise
from   almost   numherlera   septic
tanks, at night, some of tbem overflowing, even at this early date in
tiie season, is vile, and   is  a   silent
but convincing argument to the
sense of smell, and certainly should
appeal to the common sonso of n
sullicient number of citizens thai
siich a Imt bed of disease and death,
should be removed uml thut ns soon
as possible. An epidemic would
soon ca-t an amount equal lo the
cost of clearing lho city of buoIi a
Hackney Stallion
for Sale
DRAKE REG. 318,   I will exchange
f..r Hureoge >>r Real 1-tatc, t-nsli or lime.
11.11. UKRVAX.
Of Comfort and
stands for the host in
the nil nf buggy manufacture.
See Them at Our New Warehouse
Our lines uf Implements for spring work are complete
Potato Planters
Plows, Etc.
For Farm Power our Gasoline
Engine  will Interest   YOU.
Chilliwack Implement ® Produce
Who wants 160 acres
of Fine Land ?
within five miles of now railroad, where the
adjoining land is held at from $15 to$20 per
acre now, and will be double that priee inside
of three yenrs. We havo loeatetl a traet of
over 10,000 acres, covered with willow, poplar
and pine, with occasional patches of open
country. Gel full information about this from
our office. This land will all be taken early
this Spring, so hurry. Call at our office this,
Chilliwack Land and Development Co. Lti
Box 109
Plume 178
Chilliwack, B.C.
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We hnve in stock a number of standard doors, assorted
sizes, which we purchased at a snap price.    Wc bought
these doors right anil will sell them right.
The Prices Range From
$1.75 to $2.15
Compare these with regular prices and come and sec thc
doors. Come curly us they will not last long at these prices.
P. 0. Box 243
Phone  L2442
Chilliwack Planing' Mills
Five  and Ten Acre Homesites
Cleared and in the Best Localities, ranging in
price from $250 and upwards.
For Full  Particulars Apply to
The Chilliwack
How Mrs. Vavka Visited Hell
By Robert Haven Sclmuffler
haw she would he smiling all time and day l measured tho boys and ihey was
she In u very big puin. Dootor Fogg both too big. But Gertie's head would
come and ho stood looking at me. I have (-eached just where I felt It come
soyB, "Doctor, how long is she fcomg to the nighl before.) in a great four 1
lust? Can you end her lifo so she stood und did not Know whut to an-
won't Buffer?"   He shook his heud unci j swer, but at lust I suid, "He loves me
Three days before my husband,
Tom, died 1 hud a very bud tooth und
1 wus kindu wore out from luking care
of him. It seemed if I would luy on
the lloor lt would rest the puin. He
wus laying on this bed. 1 told htm I
hud a toothache, He suid I Would better huve the tooth tilled or pulled. I
snld we needed the money, but he suid.
"You're very foolish; you might bo
hi it.,  for it some duy."    1 luld quietly
! on the lloor. Then 1 could hour some
one walking down the stulrwuy.    My
\ husband suys, "Who is this walking?"
"1 don't know who It Is," 1 Buys. It
wus very slow, wulklng down them
steps either burefoot or stocking-foul,
und then down It went und turned right
here. I wouldn't gel up or look round.
Something held me. And il went
slowly up again- Then I grubbed this
lump to see whut thut Is. I went up-
Htuli'n wllh the lump und nobody Ih
there. Then I Coma back und snys, "Ih
timi ii cull Tor Tommy?" Thnl Is Jusi
whut I Huld. 1 luld down uguin und
the   tOOthttOhO stopped.     Then   I   could
hear like u bug of com is poured in u
boiler thut mudi* u  terrible nickel.    1
Jumped up from Ibe lloor.
Tommy starts    nil  sudden  talking
Ivory fuHi tn bis sleep uud laughing
wild-like.     He   woko   up   und   snys
putting bin bund  io bis right temple.
ho      "Was. i talking?"     i mild him
"Yes." lie units, "Wiih I laughing?"
I   suys,   "Yen,   yon   rut ber   wuh."     lie
I snys, "Vou know u mini when he Ih
raving ha sees funny things," i iayt
"Tommy, wnal hnve yon seen?"   H-
IansworoUi "i huw n strange party gu
Ing upstairs,"   i ten you, ho wuh uh
clear lo bis BenflOS uh you ure.
This  wus  on  u   Thursday,   ull  ihis
[walking und talking,
Then  on  u   Sunday.     You  kimw
»sister Lena Is no Christian,   she \
friendly  with  my  husband.    She  wuh
Olng out for n good time nnd I slurled
o tell  her she should stay  home,  I
ceded somebody to help me.    Itut she
(went. Ho sho had n good time und hud
a pitcher taken with tho crowd. And
while that piioio wus taken it formed
u stripe of mourning on her left arm;
utul ull lho people lhat wus there with
her could swear she hadn't nothing
black on ihnt left arm. lt wus a funny
thing, wasn't ll? 1 um telling the experience right. I •■■■• il Christian nnd
I think whut the Lord hns given me it
should be told und not concealed uwuy,
und tt seems thut He hns given me u
lot of strange experiences -since before
i y husband died und after.
The pitcher come from the photo
place on Wednesday und by thnt time
Tommy wus laid out in the colIln and
Lena seen thut the stripe was In the
pitcher. The photo artist told her
uboul thnt stripe that he waa sorry,
and she said, "Oh, no, my good man.
1 am not ungry with you, because my
bruther-ln-lnw is dead." You could
get four that could swear to it, that
other young couple nnd my sister and
thut photographer and others that were
there und seen that stripe und knew
thut she had nothing on her arm.
The night betore Tommy died he
began to get cold. 1 sat blm In the
chair where you're sitting nnd put pillows under his feet und bundled him
up und sent fur Doctor Fogg, lt wus
ut six o'clock ln the morning. I woke
my oldest boy to go with a little slip
for the drug clerk to 'phone the doctor. My man set in the rocker nnd
kept smiling at something. All of a
sudden he suys, "Ain't I got two most
beautiful boys?" I says. "What, Tommy, whut do you mean?" He says,
"Johnnie und Eddie. Ain't Johnnie a
beautiful boy?" He was very much
Interested In Johnnie—more thnn In
Eddie. (Now, Bir, Johnnie was our
oldest, but he died In infancy.) He
says, "My Johnnie la bigger thnn Eddie." (He would be today If he wus
living.) And I snys, "Tommy, don't
you remember Johnnie died when he
was u baby?" and he answered. "So
he did." Then he told me tu help him
to go to bed, ami I did and be started
tu pray and told my mother good-bye
and me good-bye. And be was looking
out the window uml he begged my
mother to move with the f.nnily away
from here and he says, "Oh, such huts,
and such mean people!" and he suys,
"Mammy, don't you live In this neigh-
Iborbood    no    more;   take  my  family
he told me to light the world hard und
never to give up, and Just go thruugh
it und fight it und dun't give up, und
take the yoke and take tlie lines und
Just go left und right und dun't give
up und we will meet again. "I will
meet you again," he suys. And
this time I suys, "I will moot
you ut tho hospital," I wus
thinking if 1 could twist him off his
mind nnd he suys, "No, not in the
hospital, in the next world," and 1
says, "Take me wllh you, if !"jU are
going there, Tommy," and ho said,
"No, that Will never do," Jtlbuk sits
him on tho cot und then told him lo
lay down and told him to lay a little
higher and suys to mo "Now we huve
tws nice blankets und we will cover
blm up." And no more they covered
him up, he gavo oue look und Ibut
wan ii Had look, I cun hco lhat yet, anil
he went "hrrr" and he died right on
lhat col  before Ihey lifted him to take
hini to tbe hospital. Another thing, no
mure be doiu* (hul I hollered. "0 my
God, ho Is gone," nnd uh I done thnl
he rem bed ovtr to cnti'b my bund, bis
Inst will power 1 miens he hud lu his
When lhe underlultcr brought Tommy's body back 1! had a smile. II wiih
ii one-Hided smile, n very beautiful
unilb\ and next morning Um* Htullc wuh
gone, bul lbc wrinkles of II wns left.
We buried Tommy nntl tl was nix
weeks nfler Iluil death of his, one hoi
duy I como home from tho luumlry
tired. I wuh sort of looking fer Tommy ull Ihe time, bul lie was gone beyond Ihe borders aud nothing come.
Thnl nighl I luld with (hit children.
While ibe children wus laying headways I luld footways on ihe bod uud
all of n suddon l heard Homebody (Hiking out of a sleep and that talking
woke me. I listened and tbe sound wus
Blow nnd uncertain, without any words,
sort of vague uud. mumbling and then
it formed Into a storing uml kept going for n good while. It sounded to
be the snoring of tny dead husband.
Ho was certainly snoring and my
mother was In her bedroom nnd she
heard it too. I wns nol asleep and I
heard It. Theu It Started to (urn into
a dying croupy voice and the voice
seemed to be rising up in tbc sky nnd
going out to the cemetery. You know,
my mother suys she heard it ton, nnd
we both heard how it sorln went
"haghf." I told them nbout It at
brciikfnsl and my brothers and slcters
all scolded me hard for it, nnd told me
It was this nnd that. 1 wns sure It
wasn't, but they tried to baffle me the
best wny Ihey could. They snld it wus
the dog. It was no dog, I know better. How did it turn Into a dying
croupy voice the same as he was dying?
It worried me good, and on Sunday
Lena was going home from a pitcher
show and no more she shut the door
somebody was trying to open It, and
she locked the doors nnd told mother
that she Is nfrald to go upstairs to bed.
Mother went with her and coming back
the same experience happened to her,
and then she was looking for the party
who it Is and she saw nothing.
Thnt was on Sunday—Thursday and
Sunday—Thursday and Sunday ull
these things happened. In thc morning they suys u burglar was coming in
und I says, "Oh, nonsense, it was not
no burglar, it was Tommy himself; be
was there Thursday and he come last
night too." They says, "You're crazy,"
and I suys how in the world would
a burglar follow you In your footsteps
and then try the door when he thinks
you're all awake nnd try and open the
dour uguin and know that you're
awake,? Thut Is no lie und they said
not a word; they was afraid when I
spoke this. They thought of their accidents and this and that and were
Then In that week on a Thursday my
little girl got sick, but not very bud.
1 got a doctor nnd he snys, "She Is
Just tOfithlng nnd she will be all right
by morning." he suys. Well Friday
come and morning and she Heemed a
little lilt better and before 1 hnd to go
to work I turned round and 1 snys to
her. "Oh God, my God, bere 1 am left
with my little girl und I know she will
die und 1 cannot help her." And Friday noon I got a 'phone to come home,
my little girl Is very bad. 1 called for
Doctor  Fogg  right  away  and  doctor
1 snys, "If yuu would only relieve ber."
i could sec .she was dying in her faco
und her fighting so hard and ull her
bones sticking out. I asked Doctor
right here, "Doctor, you're it Christian
mun and I am u Christian, and why
Is Gertie dying such a hard death und
done no crime und my husband died
easy und them people says death is
nothing but sin?" He says, "Some dny
you'll find out why."
I wns tho only ono In the carriage
taking my little girl to the cemetery.
I hud to take her nil alone because people said It was diptherla.
During ull this time 1 worried about
my husband's death—about when* he'd
went to, 1 menu. You must know, my
Tommy hu wus u model mnn—but not
before bis marriage, He never nsked
forgiveness nor never bothered nbont
lbc future life. He been me to bo a
good man not for (he suite of God hut
on account of his family. That's tbe
caUtfB why I worried where Tommy hnd
went. While my little girl wiih slek I
hud him on my mind, nnd while she
wuh dying I didn't understand why God
Ih putting them hardship*, on tm*, handing tne lhat I here bitter Clip tWlOO,
Thai blltOrnoSI wuh on my mind.
Afler Gertie's death about throe
WOOks a vision come io me. (hie night
I fell nsleep .is olher tlinen. I dreamed
I wiih lu ihls hern room und tin* room
was moro HpaeloiiH than It is; the sume
artloloa in it but  the stove was out.
Then I wall ci I up,    I wen the hall door
open and I wuh looking and (hen I had j
my vision.
See this bere ehuir? All al once I
seen its iniu moving us by some power
and I could bear my husband Coming
up the front slope, aud coming In n
hurry, und 1 could see him (urn In (his
here doorway, He stopped. And 1 wus
Standing right here where I am now,
l-'lrsl when I heard htm coining up the
steps I went to this here table this
wuy. Going up them steps he wus
calling my name three times: "Dur-
bryl Itnrbry! lfarbry!" I looked—and
there he wus, standing by the door. 1
started to get afraid and tried to move
away. He stepped In the door.and he
was dressed in overhauls, u jumper
nml a workingman's hul, and he looked
pale unit rather tired and I got buck
to this olher corner of the table, nnd I
kept taking long breaths, nnd I didn't
want to talk to him. I knew he was
out of place here.   Then I started to
nnd his love has brought him buck tc
mc." And they just vanished—11 Uo
spirits. Jusi like. Unit.'J(ttt-y didn't
wulk awny like my hUBOHTtfl,
Then 1 seemed to come into a spacious place, nol in lliis room any more.
1 wns alone und come Into a place
where wus a lot of children, all sizes,
and a few grown-up a-dults walking
among them, but not very muny, And
I lifted up my arms to Heaven, culling
Jesus to help my husband. 1 seen my
husband   ho in   trouble so  1   wanted  to
oall Jesus In this place—I couldn't
help 11- I bad my hands up like this
and 1 wus culling JesUB und 1 hollered:
"Jesus, Jesus," and then I seen Jesus
come to me uud he was must beautiful, When he wuh coming 1 did not BOO
his face, I seen him come to me uh u
powerful young mun and siill as a
feminine appearance, lie bud a crenm-
colored dross on with Hide black slurs.
A long, (lowing dross ii wiih. In front
It hung from lhe shoulders and In
back il went down in u if.ill. He wore
a shawl, lt wuh flaming red, very
bright red, and hung down lo his
He came up to me and be suys,
"What ilo you wish?" And I suys,
"Deliverance of Tnin" that's what 1
told blm.    And he says, "Yes, I will."
He linns away from mn und as he
Walked   I caught   u  glance ut hlH  luce.
K wan thl mosl beautiful face ever 1
see, l never seen nothing painted in no
pitcher like (hut there face was. He
looked about thirty years old. No
moustache, or beard, rosy cheeks, very
beautiful complexion and very sweet.
Thnt's nil 1 could give. 1 couldn't give
lho color of his eyes or eyebrows or
anything like that. That's all. 1 wlsht
he would u' left me look at his face
longer, imt he would uot do It.
He went up to a shop. It looked like
a great big blacksmith shop. 1 wouldn't Just call it u blacksmith cither. He
wus before the shop and lt was very
dark in there. 1 couldn't see nothing
there, even smoke. I thought to myself it must be a very big plnce with
many people.
Near me wns no Hound—only tbem
little children and them a-dults. So
Jesus went up them Steps where was
u front stoop like a platform in front
of the shop, and he went in and no
more he went, in In nil thut darkness,
a knife was formed under his feet, and
iaw«y," and he never culled her "Mum-     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
jmy" before.    And he looked from the I came und I says,    "Doctor,    you will
J window and he says, "Oh, but they're never get my child well," but he says,
meant" nnd he made mc think this is i "Yes, I will."    1 says, "She is going."
thc most  wicked  plnce on  the earth. | That Is whal I told htm.   Well, he told
He was talking about them huts and me, "You do your best, and I will do
lulling fur the Invalid carriage to re- | my best, nnd If It Is God's power, whut
•olve htm.   He (old me he would never win 1 do?"    1 said, "Yos, ] know It Is
jur front gate nu more after Unit, | Hud's power."
snys, "Tommy, let us pray*"   1 knelt
'own and prayed, und tbe fobHuh thing
did I prayed for bis health and be
l.'iiH  praying to  himself and  when  1
[aid Amen, he screamed wllh a loud
olee    "Amen,    amen,    amen,"    three
ines,   looking  over  lo  the  door:   he
inked very much amazed.   And all of
He did work hard, lhal doctor, I must
give him a credit. She bullied hlui.
Ihnt little girl did. He wai ashamed
to own II up. One day when he come
In he hollered, "Oh my God, she's got|i8«
diptherla!"      She  did   not  hnve  dip-! not
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be getting afraid of him and then he
was hollering, "Don't be afraid o' me,
Barbry, don't be afraid o' me."
He came up lo mo und picked up my
left hund and kissed Just thc tips of my
lingers, and his bund felt natural, Just
like always. Then I got courage to j
talk with him and I says, "Tommy, nre
you happy? Arc yuu happy?" 1 was
so excited: and he would not answer
me. He didn't want to say nothing to
my question.
I snys, "Tommy, are you happy?"
Sllll 1 got no answer to that though 1
could even sec his teeth In his mouth.
And I says again. "Tommy are you
happy?" "Well," lie snys, "I'm working
every day." And I says, "What do
you do, Tommy?" nnd be says something to me Just like he snid be works
Ice, and when 1 nsked, "Ice?" he says,
"No," nnd he repeated thc word again
like "Ice," nnd still I could not catch
the name right and 1 kept saying "ice"
when he was trying to tell me the
name of the shop und I could not get
It right and he departed In n great
He left me go and started walking
out Just ns fast as he could.   I did nol
him go  past  tbe window.    1  did
think  to  look,   because,  no  mure
Iberia.   She could swallow water.    He  he  was  gone,   two  spirits confronted
went  down   town   and   got   anil-toxin   me.
1 sudden lie got up, this way. from tho I and says. "I don'l give you no promise |    I could see 'cm plain.   One spirit WOl
«d, and he looked In the doorway and I this will get  her well."    "1 know it standing this  way  and another was
says Just  like this, "Oh, Oh, Oh—  won't." I says. | standing  Hint  wny.    They were  dark
ertle, Gerlle, Gertie," and he turned      So Gertie wus dying.   She was worse  figures,   menu,   ugly  warriors  Ilk**.    I
the wall.   He seen somebody In the '-nd worse.   She was a whole day und  did not want to look nt them they were
ior like some party was  talking to  night   gasping  for nir.    Although she so  horrid   looking,  nnd  fear took  mc
ilm, nnd he called thut nume Gertie
id my little girl Gertie died six weeks
ter. Thnl time I asked bis relations
ho (his Gertie nf his was nnd they
uld not tell me. He asked me to
'Ing down my other little boy who
ns crying, nnd he says, "Poor little
llow.   he dun't  realize  nothing."    It
was In great pain she would smile at'and I Just drew my head upward nn
nie and If I wuuld cry she would pull 1 drew my luad sidewards, and I looked
me by my checks for me to stop. That's down and 1 looked sideways and there
right.   She didn't want to sec me cry- nhey were standing like dark warriors
ing.   She would full from one person's each   holding  ono  hnnd  In  salutation
arms to unolber's.    No matter who it   like to nie.    It   looked  to me tn one
was, stranger or friend—t he would fall  hand they carried one nf them oblong
In their arms for help with her dying spears.   With the right hand they were
las strange  lhe way  he  wus dying.Ihardships.    And  (hen she would look  currying the spears so (be tops cum"
enn't get over it myself. upwards, reach  her    little    arms  up-J right above (heir heads, and wllh the
'Mr. Illbak, lhe hospllnl driver, comes I w«rds for some one lo receive her and . lefl hands they wero making me snlu-
nnd he tells Rlbnk he will walk to;she  would  call    "Dn-da!"      tl  don't {tntlons.   Tbey hud olive colored skins
cot.   He wouldn't tot them carry*"      ""'
a third party appeared on the left hand
I could not describe that party. I
seen thc party—and again I did not
sec the party. 1 seen lt move but still
I couldn't give you no description.
I never seen nothing like that knife
hefore. It wns about fuur feet long
and three inch s wide. It was bright
like steel nnd it wns real shined up
I seen the party reach for the knife.
Then I seen my husband coming und
a hlg monster following. Thc third
party waited round and Jesus stood in
the doorway of the dark place giving
orders. He stood leaning against the
door-post looking down on Tom nnd
the monster.
Then the third party handed the
knife (o my husband and then I knew
whal thc orders was, and no more Tom
got the knife ln his hand I knew Jesus
ordered him to overpower the monster.
Now then, they was all on the big
stoop before the dark place. My Tommy took the knife very readily and
very glad and this monster fell ut
Jesus' feet just like a little child.
lie was a very stout man. He hnd n
beard on his face but like It was shaved aud growing—a very fat face and
cruel and the beard was kind o' chestnut colored Stubble, His eyes wns
little, like you sometime.*, sec In thc
penitentiary* They wns no bigger thnn
a pig's eyes and I nuked klndn muddy.
He had clothes on Just like a working-
man hnlf dressed. Nothing on his
head. Short hair, but not su very
short, It would uot he a good haircut.
Though he did not have boms nor no
lull my sense lold me that he was n
I was not nfrald of this munster because 1 bnd Jesus there. I only worried
fur the light thnt was to cume. 1 felt
Tummy was In sume bad trouble there,
So  this   monvter  be  fell   nt  Jesus'
feet, but he didn't beg for mercy.    So
Tommy    look    the  kntfe    most
went clear through his body—and 1
came lo myself, standing up right by
i his here table, und 1 run, and when
1 couldn't run 1 foil. Coming to my
mother 1 was falling ull the way 1 wus
running, uud in such a Joy I told my
mother tho whole thing Just like l'vo
told yuu. And I never hud no mure
Visions after that and no more trouble.
And I'm happy for I know lo my heart
Tummy's getting on fine now.
In history uud fiction muny thrilling
stories huve boen told of fright aud
shock which hus resulted In turning
the hair of u human being white in u
single night. It has been related, for
Instance, how Marie Antoinette's hair
tinned white during the night before
her execution, uud that the terrors
of St. Bartholomew's night blanched
the hair of Henry IV., while otber more
modern i nsl a nccs bave been q noted
frum time to time.
But if Professor l. stiudu, of Berlin
University, Is tO bO believed, those who
have chronicled such Instances of the
hair turning white In a single night
ure not  correct  in  t heir fuels.     I n -
deed, he goes so far us tu suy lhat Indues not believe that (hero Is u single
authenticated cuse on record of hair
turning white suddenly. Tbc profas-
Hur contends that tho truth nf the matter Is that the color uf lhe lialr cau-
unt bo changed suddenly ity shock or
fright, it becomes while only by replacement, which Is Necessarily a gradual process, ami be mentions that although Marie Antoinette's hulr was entirely while the duy sho ascended the
scaffold, she wns very grey nine
nionlhs before, ul lhe lime (he king
met his sudden end nt the hands of
tbe Revolution fists,
According to tho professor, when the
hair turns grey or while, It does so
in one of two ways—either the pigmented hairs fall out nnd ure replaced
by unplgmenled hairs, or else, less
commonly, pigment production slops
In the growing hair and the colorless
portion gradually replaces the darker.
And as lho growing of a new crop
nf hair in a single night could only
he accomplished by a miracle, he discredits all tales of the transformation
of dark hulr to white In a few hours.
The color of nil hair is duo to pigment that is either generated by the
blood and carried by the blood to the
hair, or Is generated by and in eacb
single hulr. Moreover, the color of
lho hulr is* dependent on certain conditions. For instance, carelessly arranged or curly hair appears lighter
than smooth hulr. In persons who
nre ln bad health obstructions occur
in the formation of pigment, causing
the new hair to be without pigment—
that is, white. What these obstructions are due lo has not yet been ascertained. Replacement goes on gradually until the entire crop of hair Is
Sometimes you find piebald hairs,
pigmented at one end, white at the
other. The process of pigmentation
has been interrupted In such cases at
one timo or another, hence the piebald
appearance. Also we sometimes find
on the heads of young persons patches
of white hair among the dark hulr.
"Such phenomena," says Professor
Sttcda, "I designate as 'ring' hairs. It
is caused in precisely the same manner—namely, the pigmentation of one
part of the scalp being hindered."
The London Zoological Gardens the
other dny were robbed by death of a
specimen of the wild cat from lnver-
ness-shlre. The wild cat Is an interesting animal. It is the most vicious of British carnlvora, being extremely destructive of birds and small
mammals, game being Its particular
prey; in fact, lt has no saving grace
of any kind to Justify a recommendation to mercy. It Ih to be found today throughout all Northern Europe,
save Norway, Sweden and Ireland.
There has been considerable dispute as
to its existence In Ireland, but In 1885
Dr. Hamilton set all doubts at rest by
making exhaustive enquiries on thc
subject when a supposed specimen was
presented to Zoological Society. Although these wild cats Inhabited Great
Britain in great numbers at one time,
the clearing of forests nnd Improvement of tin-arms drove them gradually
northwards. The last disappeared
from Helvellyn and the wilds of Wales
about 1760, and only extreme wariness,
octurnul habits, and the rough-wooded, billy country wherein thoy dwell
have enabled a few pairs to survive,
until now, tbe remorseless warfare of
the gamekeeper In tho rough parts of
Northern Scotland.
It Is quite impossible to tnme these
wild cnts—even the so-culled domes
tic cat Is unly half tame. About half
tbe authorities ore of the opinion that
the wild cat is thc ancestor of the
domestic cat. The others mostly trace
her descent from thc Kaffrc cat-
through the Egyptian variety which
was sacred tn Bubastis. nnd of which
a vast number of mummified specimens fill the caves of Benl-Hnssan.
There enn bo no doubt that a wild
cut of Homo variety is the t,nccstor, not
necessarily a common one, of the domestic variety, am) lho frequent occurence of domestic cuts marked like the
lnenl wild races proves frequent intermingling, which hns rendered the question more difficult by obliterating
structural differences.
Cnts arc mentioned ln Assyria 2.000
B.C., and nre found in Egyptian tombs
centuries prior to that date. Deified
like the ibis and ichneumon from their
useful properties, they were held In
such veneration that Bubastls, at first
Hon-headed, became a cat-headed god
dOSS, Herodotus tells us the Egyptians
Ilrst saved thc cat wben the house took
fire.   To kill n cat even by nccldcnt wns
lt may interest struggling authors
to know that it was only after ten
years of incessunt work that lhe late
Mrs. Stannard—John Strange Winter
—who lived to wrlto something like a
hundred books, scored hor tlrst real
success. And even this might not
havo been achieved buL for u little
piece of luck; for "Uooile's Baby," the
work in question, had been rejected by
six London publishers and cast aside
us hopeless. Mrs. Stannard's bus-
bund, however, happened to pick up
the MS, one day, rend it, liked it, and
suggested tliat lie should send It to
thc Graphic Mrs. Stannard unswer-
ed, "Send It anywhere you like," and
no one was mure astonished Uian herself when, in due course, the Graphic
took 11.
Grunt Allen hud lo pay fur the publication of bis lirsl hook, a BO I en Une
work, and he wus eventually out of
pocket to the tune of $150; hut bis success in winning u $fi,(MM) prize offered
by Til-Bits muny years ago —which he
won with hlfl fumouH story, "What's
Bred in lhe Bone" mnde his future us
a writer of Action secure. Mr. Ed-
gur iXepson ims told us bow he received
Just over |876 for bis Ilrst tlve books.
Out of (ho lirsl he made nothing at
all, und oul nf the second a little over
ten dollars. Then again, Mr. Cutlllte
iiyue, although he worked indefatlg-
ubly at writing for three years after
be left Cambridge, did not earn .*.
halfpenny. As a mutter of fact, be
wus working six years before he made
$7i".0 n year.
John Oxenham earned the magnificent sum of $l_fi in the first year he
devoted to writing, and ln the second
year earned about $r»00; while Mr.
Silas K. Hocking, who now receive-
high prices for bis stories, says that
hu sold his first slory for $76, and wu_
very thankful to get it.
Ollie James, senator-elect from Kentucky, Is a big man—big all ovtr, beginning with his feet and ending w:th
his head, excepting his supply of hair,
which is nil. A conservative estimate
of Mr. James* weight by a thin man
would be 300 and by a fat man at a
trifle more than 876. After the Kentucky legislature elected Mr. James to
the Senate a few weeks ago, he hurried back tu Washington, where he ia
now serving as a representative from
the blue grass country. Ho be tgbt his
railroad ticket and delayed the purchase of a sleeping car berth until he
got on the train. The conductor gave
him a shock by showing him ths ■tm-
gram with only one empty berth ind
that an upper. Mr. James ta not built
on architectural lines adaptable to an
upper berth, and even in a lower he
holds an overflow meeting in the sills
He took the upper and worked on tiie
sympathies of the conductor and porter
by tbe most expeditious means. They
canvassed the car and could find no
man agreeable to a switch from a lower to an upper. Mr. James took id
the quest himself and tn the smutting
compartment offered $6 for a lower No
takers. When bedtime came Mr .James
walked slowly into the cur mil
sat down iu his section disconsolate. A dapper little man. might
about 115, took a seat opposite .lim.
He was the owner of the lower berth
In that section. The porter earns to
make up the berths. When he lowered
the top shelf Ollle tested the chain with
his hands and sounded the platform.
He shook his head doubtfully "*H-;tm
she holds," he soliloquized. "'The [flat
time I got into one of these darned
uppers she fell through with me snd
broke a man's leg in the bertn below '
Ollle got the lower.
Not the least interesting characteristics of "Lady Little," who stoppM-i
growing when she was two pears of
age, are ber perfect proportions and
putty featu.es. These never toil to
Impress the audience. Although -ha
has turned eighteen years of age. "Lady
I lttle" measures no more than *_.i in.
In height, and stands Jess by savsral
inche.*, titan did the once famous -_*>n-
eral Torn Thumb and hi* wife - ts
weighs exactly -I lbs., and It la a curious fact that her parents, aa well aa
her eight brothers and sisters, are all
of normal stature.
When little .Marie was horn, however,
she was no more than 5J in. high, an.l
her hand was so Uny that a penny
stamp would completely cover it. ThU
pocket marvel of her sex has an excellent appetite, thuugh she restricts herself mostly to light food; while among
her Jewels Is a box full of prtctons
gems, cnlied the "Marls Antoinette
collection," which is valued at about
Even "Lady Little" Is not the smallest woman In the world, however, for
a short time ngo Mile. Anltn, who is
only 21 in. high, was appearing at
various music-halls. Mile. Anita \*
said to be a Swiss, is twenty-one years
old. and although diminutive In body
Is very Intelligent, being a remark-
I gavo him hnlf n d- liar to get
Inved lu thc hospital und he said,
nke It hack; I won't need It." I
'I nm going right wllh you in the
■■•ringe, Tommy, and yuu don't need to
1*1 thnt you are far from home, nnd
long us you nre m thc hospital, I
tl go to work," nnd he snys, "You'll
Ivor see mc jJjontO buck." Then he
Inks out, "Oh how happy I would be,
|iv huppy 1 would die If I only hnd
Insurance." That Is what 1 am
|ald, he worried lots about mc.   And
know who thnt wns for she never call- jand  their clothes  I  couldn't describe! I anxiously nnd very ready nnd stuck ll  punishable  by death,      The    Romans
ed her father that.)    Half n day she j They didn't look like they had nrmor | twice In the monster's side.    1 could. when they conquered Bgypl treated the
became blind, nnd still Bhe would know 'un,   still   they   were  warriors,
my voice when I called her nnd nnt a, peculiar ft wns.
sign nf convulsions, nor nothing would
relieve hor. 1 cried for her nnd says
why did my child suffer such death?
Por I heard sume Science people say
deutb was unly sin. Sllll Gertie commuted no sin nnd had n hard death.
She didn't die till five o'clock Sunday
night. She choked un and gasped fur
air all time and still she wns full of
smiles.    I could  not understand that,
They spoke to me nnd asked me
"What dues ho wish frum Ihee?" In n
great fear I put my hands like this,
wllh the palms down. In front of me
Just ns luw ns I could reach and Ihe
form nf a little child's head enmc under
my pnlms. (I could feel the little head
there though I could nut see thc child.
My senses told me it wns my own, but
still I did not know which one.   Nexl
see tho wounds he made. There wns
nu blond nur nothing like that but 1
could see where the knife went, nbout
half wuy Its length. And tbe monster
darted to Inugh nnd sny something—
nut Inugh rude or anything but put on
a smile like he seemed to be In very
Then nil In n sudden it come over me
lhat there monster was Turn's life 'fore
wc married. 1 saw thc knife go toward
the monster ngnln nnd   this  time It
animals with Ihe snme contempt ns the
religion of which they formed pnrt.
Not n cat has heen found in the ruins
of Pompeii and Herculnneum. The cut's
merits only slowly gnlned It n foothold
in Borne. Mnrtlnl first uses the word
cat us—the domestic ent—In 350 A.D.
It Is not mentioned ns being in England during the Roman occupation.
The first mention of it wns In a scheme
nf nntlnnal Insurance against rnts nnd
mice tn 930 A.D, by a Welsh law-giver.
ably good woman of business, and regarded as unusually good'looking.
Another remarkable qussn of limi-
put was Ihe Princess Pauline, who waa
horn of Dutch parents In 1877, When
sbe wns fourteen years of age she was
only ifl In. high, her weight being 7
lb. She wns a perfect gymnast, and
had never been III In her life. Her
brother nnd sister, with whom she travelled, were well-grown, normal people, and thl three of them nppenred
with great success nt the Paris theatres.
Miss Tiny Arnold, the smallest burlesque artiste in the world, has appeared with much success at lha London music-halls. Miss Arnold, who
is twenty-six years of nge, nnd who
commenced her stage career fourteen
years ago. Is only 31i in. in hetcht. And
yei ber father nnd mother, ns well ns
her brothers and sisters, are nil ott
average helffht, For some time afler
Miss Arnold was burn they were obliged to carry her about on a pillow,
wrapped in wadding, for fear of breaking her fragile hones. Since girlhood,
her'health nnd strength have been remarkable.
First Cnddle: "Whnt are you doln*.
Second Cnddie: "I'm goln' fl«hln' nf-
■ *"• th-« round. Look nt nil the worms
ho's dug."
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Auction Sale
Situated on Young Road
and all Adjacent to the
Union Depot of G. N. R.
and C. N. R.
It, is certain that Young Road will
In- tin- leading thoroughfare to the'
station and yards and every lot sold
in this neighborhood will become valuable as is the case with every town
and city with property well situated
near   railroad  yards.
Wrack Will Be No Ex-
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Don't vuu wish you had bought ft
few hits in Cliilliwnck, sny twn years
ngo, Now is your chance In buy the
cream of Chilliwuek property nl Auction
at your own prico nnd it won't be one
year, with the prosont rate of development, before you will realize ynur good
judgment and reap the bonofit of tho
rises in value, such as you see is happening today. Ask for further particulars and folders.
Mr. J. J. Miller of Vancouver
is the Auctioneer
SATURDAY,   MAT    4TH,   AT   2 P. M.
I. 0. 0. F.
Members nf Excelsior Lodge
No. 7, I. 0, 0. F.  an' respectfully requested  to moot  in  tho
I. 0.0, 1". Hall on
Sunday. April 28
lit 2..SO p. in. fnr tin- purpose of
attending divine service in the
Presbyterian Church
at 3. p. m.
in commemoration of the Ninety.
Third Anniversary of onr Order
by I'uhlic Thanksgiving to Almighty Ood tnr liis manifold
mercies to us as individuals and
us an Order.
Momboi-sof Ruth Robcccn Lodge
No. ■!., I. 0, u. I-', and visiting
Members ..f tho Ordor aro respectfully Invited to attend,
J.N. Short   Wm. Duiterhoff
Nolils. Qrnnd
c rotary
Tin* h,/'* nnd qunlltjf o( (ho
Htimving - ihr boiliultcs- ftssoH**
moniH of nil i hi* now fltyloa in Hint*
IngSi in ilu* richwt Imported fab*
rit'H tliat wc nn- Rhowinjf this flea*
on fmin tin* Houap of Hobb_rlhi|
Limited, Mill command your full
attention. Wo warn you to como
in uml look over lite t*ntiro rnngo
while the lined nro Htiil unbroken.
WoUlngton si.   npp, Opera House,
Stole Agoney n.m i Ilobborlln,
Local Items
Advertise in the Free Press.
L.F.Cioft, atMee Studio for photos
For photos at Chapman's—phone
I    Coal   and   wood—City  Transfer
I Co., phone "ll.
I    Take Shorthand lessons.    Terms
| easy.   Phone F. 255.
See W. B. Trenholm's advt. in
i the Free Press to-day.
j   Stock   Poods—Chilliwack     Im-
■ plement & Produce Co.
H. T. Goodland spent Tuesday
j in Vancouver on business.
K. J. Barr was a business visitor
i lo Vancouver on Tuesday.
WANTED—An experienced waitress at the Harrison Houso,
Klectric Photo Studio for the
smile that don'l come off.
Mr. Xi-lnis, sr., was a visitor to
the lloyal City on Saturday.
Telephone 111 for all express and
dray work; City Transfer Co.
All roads lead to the Opera House
tonight lor the choral concert.
lee cream in all tho popular
forms ami flavors at Johnson's.
For Sale—Three good cows, in
| fresh.   \V, N, Stringer, Sardis.
Don't forget to call I!) for express
j and dray work.    City Transfer Co.
W. T. Rolfo, takes eggs in cx-
1 change; highest price paid for them.
Wantkd—A young girl  lo  help
with up stairs work at the Harrison
| House.
All coal and wood orders receive
prompt attention. Phone ID. City
Transfer Co,
The lirst annual concert of the
Chilliwack Choral Society will be
|lic|'l tonight.
Court for the revision of the provincial voters' list will be held at
Chilliwaek on May fi.
Light and heavy draying handled
with care and promptness. City
Transfer Co., phone 111.
Board and Room—Good board
and room may be had with private
family; apply at this   oiliee.
City Transfer Co. have tlieir office
with the Chilliwuek Laud and Development Co., on Young street.
Wanted—A young girl about
fifteen or sixteen at tho Harrison
House to learn dining room work.
Plan of the hall for the Choral
Society concert at McManus1 jewelry and music store. Prices 50
and 85 cents.
Don't forget the ''At Home" at
Sardis on Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. Suart. Admission
'25c, ico cream 10c extra.
Dyking enthusiasts arc wearing
the happy smile these days. The
word has gone forth that things are
about to happen.—Huntingdon Star.
The "Ferris"Aiitpmatic-Qo-Curts
with up-to-date improvements and
another large assortment of mirrors
iust received at the Furniture Emporium.
I/>st—On Tuesday forenoon lietween the City and Sardis the bottom port is hi of an auto lamp, brass.
Finder please leave at this oiliee
and receive reward.
N. II. Qaunroa, Dominion Public
Works Engineer was a visitor iu
the city lust Friday. He was inspecting llie wing dams boing constructed on Nioomon Island in the
Sec Trenholm's big closing out
salo of furniture and furnishings
advt. in the Free Press to-day.
Mr. Tronholm intends closing out
his entire and very line slock at an
early date, so that there will he
furniture bargains for qvci'j-body.
An early attendance will a fluid the
Isest ss'lcetion from the big .slock
Reserve your seats for the Choral
' Society's concert in the Opera hoiise
i on Friday  ovoning  April  25.     A
1 rare musical treat is in store for all
who attend.     Scats oil sale at  Me-:
Mantis' music store.
Johnson's ice cream and tea
i rooms are now ready for the sum-'
' mer season. The fountain is in
! operation, and delicious ice cream
and ico cream soda in all the latest
and liest flavors will be served.
Thc Huntingdon Star is the
latest addition to the liel.l of Jour-,
nulism in the valley. Thc lirst. issue reflects credit on tlie publishers
and is well supported by the business interests of Ihe ambitious town !
of Huntingdon. May light of the;
Star shine with increasing lustre.
City Transfer Co. handles Wellington coal, the best in llritish Columbia, also wood, and delivers to
any part of the city promptly.
R. 0. Atkins has purchased
through F, J. Hart & Co, Ltd.,
from M. (i. Faddon, a lot on
Princess street next to Stewarts
blacksmit li shop. He will place a
stiihle on the pro|ierty.
The Gl*eal Nothom Railway has
n crew at work at White Rock grading for a new depot site about 800
foot this sido of the peesent depot,
and within a short time a new depot, similar to the Blaine depot,
will he constructed with quarters
for both the Canadian Immigration
nud customs dopill'lmoilU. The
Canadian government will also construct a detention barn for keeping
nil live stock undor examination
for entrance Into Canada.    Afler
its completion all examinations will
take place there instead of this
city.—Blaine Journal.
For This Week Only
Tilden Gumey's Souvenir
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Washing Machines
Now Century $11.00 Pastime $13.00
Mortar Washing Machine $111.00
Those machines uro tho best on tho- Market for satisfaction and durability
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eventually invalidism.
Seth and Si
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Tho biggest railway station in the
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Goodness me! If 1 didn't come nigh
furglttln' lho very thing 1 was most set
un telllni you. II makes'me scalrt, It
does, to dlsremember so. Tildy says to
mo a while back, says she: "Ma, you
ain't got nu more mem'ry 'n that
Plymouth Hock hun that Cn never
ree'lect whoro she's laid hor last alg."
I'd certaln'y 'd 'a' boxed Tlldy. cars
good fur that, hut she dodged an* run,
an1 then 1 couldn't chase her fur laugh-
but lhal ain't nothln' to do 'Ith the
Tuppers-Wcth an' Sl. They lived near
neighbors t' us fur more 'n thirty years,
an' some ways they seemed liko kin.
Your undo al'ays set moro store hy
Beth than SI, fur some reason or 'tioth-
or, but 1 liked Sl best, maybe 'en use he
kinder needed llkln' most. Sometimes
when they'd git tn goln' II hot an'
heavy, like Henry Clay an* Dan'l Wub-
time, over thai foolish
thnl none of us over
an' I'll get Into a kind
of nuxllry (lebnlo as lo whlcb of 'em
ollglller win.
Once Seth an' SI slopped nrguin" lo
listen to ns dlseiissln' Ihelr faults an'
their virtues- mostly their fail Its, It
wns an* Hie' was only the fence bc-
iween us, un* i never was so mortlflodl
Afler lhal I'd never argue agin, 'cept to
say wo'd see which one was right some
day.   An' sure 'nough we did!
They was near lho sumo age though
Si looked a heap older, tin' his red
beard was scraggly where Seth's was
kep' trimmed, an' ho got bald a lot
Boonor'n Soth. They was in lhe same
COmp'ny In the war, an' fought sido by
stile Illl they got to Antletam, an' that's
where Kate begun bein' partial. Hoih
got to he a lootenant, when most cv'ry-
body else in th' comp'uy was killed or
token; but poor SI was captured an'
carted off to one o' them awful prison
pens, from where tho prisoners was
son! home al the end o' tho war 'ith
their hones stlckln' oul, an' their ln-
sldes rattlln' like the time our old
yallor cat went mad in the pantry
whore all the fruit glasses was put
Sl wasn't good fur much after that
—physie'ly, I mean. Hia head was all
right, hut he couldn't do any more
work, 'cept odd jobs, an' once he was
postmaster till the Democrats got In
an' give the place to that old skinflint
Jenkins, who had lots o' money an'
made his hoys take long steps to save
sole-leather. Hut Seth al'ays took
care o' Sl, on' when SI never married,
but Jlst 'peared to settle down into a
Ilngerin 'old age 'fore he was forty.
Seth kep' him at home like one of his
own fam'ly, as o' course ho was.
Seth went into the store business,
after the war, an' got to he worth a
right smart o' money, one wny an'
t'other. He was 'Iccted justice o' the
peace time an' agin, an' when his chil-
dern growed up he sent 'cm nil to the
academy at WilkinsvUle, an' his new
house was the nicest next to Bradley's,
who'd made a pailful of money out o'
the stone quarries. Hut fur nil the
years he was jiisilee o' the peace, an"
right successful settlin' other people's
disputes, he never somehow got round
to 'judicalIn' that row 'Ith Sl over tho
old schoolhouse. I reckon now that's
the way 'ith a heap o' Jedges that's
n their benches an1
When Your Eyes Need Care
TryMnriiieE.vell«*m(.Mv.   NoSmartlnir— Feets   mighty   wIsl
Mae—Acts (juU-kiy. Try It (nr ^W*t8,ki  genBlbler-n the rest of us when they
Wutcrr KvtM -uhI Urn,iiiilal'*tl  Eyelids,   IUUf*-      ,* ,      _ , >, ,    . .
trnted Bunk In each Pnekapc. Murine Is git down an' set m ord nary chairs an
..iim-pHon-i-d tiy onr .i-nn-a-,-mil a "Patent Med- taekle the pesky little problems of life.
KTsSv ^"•^^iei.SWS'l'hY^ I    - "over did know how the argument
teWiU?^ *>* start.i _ut jt wm u reg,,ar ihi,.,B
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chicago fur H"-* thirty years we was neighbors to tho Tuppers. Sometimes lt was
on'y an argument, an' sometimes it
was a heap worse. The* was days an*
days when they wouldn't even speak,
afler a row. I must say—an' 1 wouldn't if I didn't Jlst hoi to—It wns mostly
Si's fault when it got to he a disturbance. Maybe it wasn't liis fault so
uiueh's 'twas his stummick. Si bad
frightful bad spells with his stummick.
an 'then he'd git thin nnd yaller, an' lt
__ J-rioitrc, Swollen <;iiin-K Cysts,
|_»1_*-J| VlirlC'llO   Veins*   \.:.,,*C :..tlt!S
'■**!*.__/ uiijwlu-n*. I'.aii.iV-iaiiuuiilt.iki'S
■*■   **™r  ■•*• ""li.-.itii'U i-iN'-iptl**. As-tfo,
•Ml.ir-*.-uiiis i>i.<*.   I'lons-
i|il.i l.ljrill*--)r!n*illntohLln.
nnpl*".!*-.ninesi l-Vw .I!-,...- ,,i.l» ivniilr.-l ni rutti
en-illcjlii'n    Al!-*X)ICl!ir.!-:..llt.. ll.-3nirtrUi.i_
Bottle Bt dranliti or deltTered. ImmIi fl Qfret?,   was them times lie gen rally wanted to
jh» termtiee b-**S-R*tis'«nilt * «.*«»s fo., wi.»i,..,
tnr *.»tii>\.i. umn * i nt *in tl. u».. vhh,.i,-¥ * *_,.
mel*aa4 II ISM MM WiVJh tU. *-U. Vut-ww,
You C80 never lell when
a hoise is going to
develop a Curb, Splint,
Spavin, Ringbone or n
lameness,   Vet it i* bound
to happen  sooner or  later.
And you can't afford to keep
huu in the barn, Keep u bottle of
Kendall's Spavin Cure
hnndy nt all times. Mr. llrictu,
Of Icelandic River, Man., writes :
"I have been tiling Kendall1!
Spavin Cum and find it safe nnd
Get Kendall's Spavin Cure nt
nny druggist's, $t, per bottle—
6 bottles for fa
"Treatise on the
IHorse"—free- or
I write to
j argue about that schoolhouse. lt was
jlst so the day they had their last dls-
I pule, which turnod out not to bo the
last'u after all.
I    Sl'd had a bad spell, an' the doctor'd
' been to see him four days riinnln', an'
he was Jlst able to crawl down the
stairs an' set out in the hack yard. Hut
his head was all right, 'cept fur Us
heln' in sympathy 'Ith his stummick,
an' he sol all crumpled up an' white
In a roekin'-chalr, makln' sarcastic
remarks while we was workin' over
the apple-butter. I was belplu' Mis'
Tupper—that's Seth's wife—pul up her
fruit, mine bein' all put up the week
before. I al'nys did like to git my fruit
up early, no's to have It olT my mind.
So I was helpln" Mis' Tupper, an' that's
how I come to know exactly what happened. We hadn't Ik en payln' much
nutlet) lo Si's sarcasms, an' what with
that  an'  Ibe pain  In  his stummick he
was foelln' purty peevish toward even-
In', whon Seth come home.
Seth come oul into the back yard,
an' I o'd s i kind of glitter In Si's
eyes, an' he wns wettln' his lips »ith
his   tongue. **
"Hood even I n', Mis' Sutton," Seth
says lo me.
"Same to you. Seth." snys I.
"How's lhe apple-butter, Susan?"
snys he lo his wife.
"A ml to slow, Seth," says Mis' Tupper. "I don't think them was tho best
apples in (he world."
Thon he walks over lo where SI was
sel tin', an' places his hands ou Si's
shoulder, very 'fectlonate-llke, an* bis
Voice had a tmichln' softness In It.
"Ilow'ri* you feel In', Sl?" hu asks.
"I***rst-rate," says Sl.
He certaln'y didn't look it, hut si
never would admit be was ailln' nny,
an' gen'rnlly was mighty insulted If
you nsked any iiueslloiis about bis
stummick. 11 wasn't s'mueh his sickness he was lonchy 'houl as 'twas he
didn't want to give up that tho Hcbs
'd got the best o' him. So Sl vowed
ho was feelln' tine.
"What you beon doln'?" nsks Seth,
still  with  his  hand  on Si's shoulder.
".list thlnkln' about Old times," answers SI.
"Havo you?" snys Beth, "An' what
you been thlnkln*?"
"I've boen thlnkln1," says SI, "about
Ihem p'simmon trees on lho hill above
Has co m's."
"Ves," says Soth, warmln' up nt the
mem'ry o' lifty years an' gone, "we
used t' IHI our dinner-pails cumin'
home fm school. My, but they was
Seth was smnckln' his lips an1, not
notldln', he'd fell plunk into Si's llttlo
"Thoy was good, Soth," Sl goes on.
"I've been womlerin' if Ihem trees wasn't Jlst about on tho line 'tween Guernsey and Noble County."
Si looked al Seth right sharp, an' I
could Bee ho was bavin' n row Inside
himself to keep from answorln' as SI
wauled  him lo.
"Tliey  certainly  was  good  p'slm-
mons," he snys afler awhile. "I wish 1
hnd  somo of 'ein  right now."
Sl was sllll a minute, an' then hu
sorter Bqulrmod around iu his chair,
un'   pulled  al   liis  scraggly  red  heard.
"Maybe   Ibey   was   mostly   iti   Noble
County," he snys.   "I can't be certain
'bout thai. It didn't make no difference t' us In Ihem days whal county
Ihey was lu. We didn't mind a hit If
wi* did live in Noble County," he added maliciously, "an' went to school lu
Si kep' slroktn' his whiskers, an'
Wiiti'liin' Both out o' the eurners of his
eyes. I*'ur a minute it was so quiet
you o'd hear the. leaves o' tbe plum-treo
rattlln1, Mis' Tupper an' 1 went on
stlrrin' the upple-huller very soft, an'
walllu' right curious to soo if Solh'd
git tiled. I o'd see his whiskers—they
was red liko SI'h, on'y not so scraggly
I o'd seo *em brlstlin' an' indverln',
an' 1 knowed Seth was bollln' Inside. A
man's different fm apple-butter, an' SI
knowed  if he kep' stlrrin1  Seth  long
nough, he'd boil over,
"Oh!" says Si, "I'm glad your
mem'ry's come back to you. You ree'lect, now, the schoolhouse was In
Guernsey, don't you?"
"Guernsey nothln'!" roared Seth. not
bein" able to stand it any longer. "I've
explained to you a thousand times. Si,
how that line run down the holler jlst
beyond the schoolhouse, an' on through
the middle of Richardson's twenty-acre
'"Tain't so!" says Si, gittin' up
stralghter in his chair, an' lookin' most
happy 't haviri' the row started agin.
"'Tain't so, lur Richardson paid his
taxes in Guernsey."
"Yes, an' he paid some in Noble,
too," answers Seth.
"An' maybe you know where he
voted?" sneers Sl.
"I do." says Seth. "Ho voted iu
Guernsey, 'cause his house was in
Guernsey. But he sent his cbildern to
Bchool In Noble."
"He didn't!" shouted SI.
An' then they went at It agin, jlst
as they'd been doln' once a week fur
thlr£V years anyhow, to my knowledge.
They argued roads an' fences an'
pastures an' hick'ry trees an' sleh, an'
dra wed maps on the ground, an'
scratched out each other's lines, an' till
the time they was gittin' madder 'n'
madder, an' gktrln* 't each other "s if
they was Japs an' Rooshans 'stld u'
brothers. By an' by Mis' Tupper tips
in' says:
"Land o* goodness. Sethi What difference is't which county it wns In?
You ain't nlther of you seen that
schoolhouse In nigh fifty years, an' It's
most likely nothln' but n heap o' rotten
logs by now. anyhow."
"Never you mind, Susan!" says Seth.
"You Jlst keep on makln' apple-butter,
an' leave us be."
So Mis' Tupper didn't say another
word, nn' went on makln' apple-butter
:is Seth told her to, an' Ihe brothers
tawed like ono o' them peace con-
frences where they telegraph home to
their kings 't the dove is hoverln' near,
an' to please order more battleships,
It must _' been about an hour after
that when sumpln' happened to Si. I
heard Seth p-iy'l wasn't no sense, anyway arguin' 'ith a person who hadn't
used his brains in more'n forty years.
Thai was mean o' Seth, conslderin'
what Sl'd been Ibrough, nn' he was
sorry fur It many a time afterwards.
I turned my head BO'S to see Sl when
he'd answer that, an' I declare to goodness, if I didn't drop my ladle Into tho
kettle! SI was Stand In1 With one arm
raised, an' his mouth wide open, an'
not speakln', an' ho was lurnin* yaller
- sick yaller like Janders. An' all of a
lUddon he Jlst 'peared to shrivel up
rin' c'lapso, an' 'fore I hardly knowed
it he flopped down on the ground in o
crumpled heap. 1 d'clare, I wus stlff
an* cold all over fur a minute, nn' by
lhe time I could git my fo^wlls together an' fuller Mis' TupfWto him.
Seth was kneelln* over him. on' speak-
in* bis name, very icalrt-llke, an' slap-
pin' his hands, an' eallln' fur water.
An' when I trot sight of Si's face, I
says to myself, says 1: "The' won't be
nny more arguments about that pesky
An' so lho' wasn't, 'XOSpt fur one
more: an' that was the strangest thing
or nil.   I've been 'tendIn* death-beds
near to forty years, an'  I  never seen
any death-bod repontln* f equal that
**ii was mortal taken, an' after we'd
carried him lo his bed nn' sent fur the
doctor, tt was more'n two hours 'fore
be como to. When he did, he knowed
t was all up with him. an' ho Jlst usk-
Sd the doctor, careless-like*
"How long, doe?"
Ills voice had sumpln* In It you're
hound to reoonnlie even 'f you've never
leard It before.
"About Ihroe days," says tho doctor,
ipeakln' very low.
At that. SI Jlst smlted. nn' turned his
■"nee to the wall, an' Mis' Tupper 'n'
I tiptoes out o' the room, feelln' 't SI
wanted tn ho atone with tils Maker
hen. Seth stayed by his side a little
otiger. an' I don't know what they
mid, nn' It's most likely they didn't
my much of anything, lenslwisr* aboul
'he old schoolhouso.
Well, the doctor was rleht about
them three days, nn' toward noon o"
he third day 'twns  plain 's could  be
i was '-uiu' fast. Hem' their next-
dour neighbor, 1 was there helpln ____*■■_**!
nurse, hut l was Jlst about to run ovei :."._HH
home to see how Tildy was gittin' on
iiii iln- dinner Tlldy's inclined to be
saroli ss, spet lally un Monday, when
ier feller's been tu sea her the evenin
lel'uro, an' I wan thlnkln' o' that, an
night 'a* missed it all if Soth hadn't
■omo in nt. Hint very minute.
'N' then ] wouldn't leave fur nothln*,
fur I ed see bis head was full o' sum-
pin', an' his face was shinin' liko the
nrnors* at revival meet In' when they
rcome the devil Inside of 'em an'
stand   up   shout In',   "Glory   to   Gud!"
I'he'   was certaln'y  a  great   light  on
Seth's face, an'  I wondered what on
rib c'd 'a' struck blm.    He tried to
hide it when he drew nigh lo Si's bed.
in' 'tween the smilo't would cume nn'
the look o' disappointment he wantod
to show, his face was a sight.   SI, Eur
all  he wus dyin', was wulchln" purty
lose, an' If lie hadn't used his brain
fur forty years, as Solh'd said, he was
usin' sumpln' else *i answered mighty
ur as woll.
'Well, Si." su*,s Both, sottln' by the
bod, an' takln1 si's hand, "I reckon I've
gol i'i haul down my (lag after all
these yenrs o" llghlln' fur it."
"What do you moan?" nsks SI. very
Why, when you. was look down
I'other dny," Seth says, "I gol to thlnkln' I' if I'd find out sume day 't I'd
boon wrong about that schoolhouse, I'd
never I'd never furglvo myself fur not
llndln' oul Tore—'foro now. An' if I
wus right, I thought you'd want to
know, loo, so's wo o'd kinder siiuaro
things  In  time."
Seth hesitated a minute, an' I c'd soe
the sweat pourln' off his forehead, It
was a mighty hard thing ho was tryin'
to do, an' I got a belter oplniun o' him
'n I'd ever had before. Si, meantlmo,
wus Jlst watchln',
"So I wrote a letter—two letters,"
Seth went on, "to Guernsey County an'
to Noble County. Ain't It funny, Sl,
we never did that before? I guess maybe 1 was afraid to write, fur fear I'd
have to give in, un' yen knuw how
hard it al'ays wus fur mo to give In,
don't you, Si? But anyhow I wrote the
letters, thinkin' o* you an'—an'—what's
Seth couldn't speak any moro fur a
minute—his voice was chokln'; tho'
was a lot o' sniffles In the room, too,
an' I know my upern was up to my
oyos. Si was the on'y one 't was culm,
an' he was watchln' Seth with tlie
strangest look.
"An" I got an answer to-day, SI,"
Seth gues on by an' by. "An' it says
tho old schoolhouse Is nothln' but a
ruin now—nothin' but a ruin, tho
place where we went to school together, you an' me, Si. The logs 's all
tumbled on one another, an' wild
blackberry bushes 's growed up all
around It, an' It 'd bo hard fur anybody to find it If lie didn't know 'xaclly
whore to look. But tho letter says the
books show *t the S'-huulhonse was In
Guernsey County, sure. An' so I've
been wrong all this time, Sl. an' you
remembered betier 'n I did, an* I want
you to furgive tne fur—lur "
PrJrgive nothln'!" says Si, raisin' his
voice the most he could from the low
place it was druppln' to. "The' ain't
nothin' to furgive, *eept fur lyln* to
mc now,"
"Si!" says Seth. reproachful-like; an,
we all set up straight in our chairs.
"J.et me see tho letter." says Si, tryin'
to set up in bed; but it wasn't anv use,
bein' so fur gone as he was.
"Why. certainly!" says Seth, an' he
made a great to-do pretendln' to
search fur it in this pocket an' in that
an' o" course not llndln* It. "I must 'a'
left it In my desk at the store," he
winds up. tryin' to look honest.
"Nu. you didn't!" Si squeaks, 'ith
that dyin' voice o' his, "You didn't git
no letter liko that, an' yuu didn't write
no letter. Vou're jlst lyin' to me so 's
to make ft easier for mo to die. Well
I ain't no baby, an' 1 dun't need nu eas-
in\ Besides. It's fur me to ask forgiveness."
Now I ain't never made up my mind
about what fullered thnt, un' J can't
say lu this day whether SI was tellln'
any kind o' truth, or was tryin' to be
as gen'rous an' kind as Seth. or was Jlsi
so stubborn and Strong-hoadod to the
very end that he wasn't going to ill.
in peace. However 'twas, In Jim
fought  to the hist, lyln' or not.
"Why. SI?" nsks Seth, surprised.
"'Cause i knowed .ill along "t the
schoolhouse wasn't in Guernsey County. I got started sayln' 'twns. Jist
'cause you snld It was In Noble. You
know I al'ays wns great fur arguin'- -
never c'*\ seem to be happy 'ithout it.
An' so I stuck tu Guernsey, though I
knowed It was in Noble, nn' I was
Seth stared ut SI. an' his face gnt
'"Tain't nothin' o' the kind!" says
he, stlckln' to his own stury desperate
"Vou know It ain't, nn' I'd like tu know
who's lyln' now!"
"Well, l ain't," says si. very weak,
but full o" tiirlit OS usiiul. "The BOhOOl-
bOUSO  Is   in   Noble."
"It'S   not!"   nayi   Seth       "I've   pro*, ed
it's in Guernsey."
"\o. ynu haven't I" answers SI. "Vou
can't show me no lettor, an' I c'n put
It 'h pin In '.•■ i'n he In J|.«l a minute."
An* I declare lo .loudness! dyin' as
he was, Hint there SI Tupper. pale nnd
Iry and gaspln', made Seth prop blm
up In bed so 's lie c'd make 'ningltiniy
maps 'Ith his long, bony linger on the
lullt-JIst   ns   dead   set   nn   tlxln'   the
cHoolhouso in Noble County 's hu wus
tefore on puttlu' It In Guernsey. An'
^elh, bavin' lu stand by thnl iiungiu-
iry letter, wns Jlst ns set on I'other
Ide; nn' so there thoy wus. rowln'
*ver it as they'd been fur thirty years
o my knowledge, on'y t'other way
9oo Drops'
XS'ceetablcPrcparalionfor Assimilating UieToO- and Keg ula -
ling tie S1q__ anil Dowels of
rrotnotes Digeslion.Chcerful-
ncss and Itest.Contalns nelllier
Opiinn.Morphine noc,Miiii__
Not N ah c otic.
/W« efounraMvamaaa
limvim Sml-
RJitUtUtt ■
jteittitta *
\llilijim. nerse
A perfect Ite-icdy forConslipa-
lioii. SourStonuch.Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Fevcri sli-
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Ik Simile Signature of
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the
For Over
Thirty Years
thi aiNT_u* coiNif. ■ -w tmam arre.
doctur wns purty nigh right— missed it
abuut twu huurs, fur Si lingered till
seven o'eluck thnt evenin'. He wus
right in the middle of an argument, an'
his eyes was Jist poppln' fm his head,
an' his pour voice was full o' queer
cracks an' gurgles, when of a sudden
he stopped. His words 'peared to fade
away, like the echo 'mong Trappers'
Caves, an' lhe glider went out of his
"Si!" tries Seth, lennln' closer.
SI braced himself, an' made n^gruml
struggle, like the soldier he was, an'
smiled, an' lifted one hand almost to
Seth's shoulder Tore It dropped. His
voice come In jist a thin treble. Iik<* a
But Dodd's Kidney Pills Have Bon«*
fited Him So Much He Recommends
Them to Others—Why They Always
Cure Rheumatism
Uolborg, B.C. -- (Special) — That
Dodd's Kidney l'ills will cure Kheuma-
tlsm has been proved again nnd ugaln.
Where the dread dlsense Is making Its
flrst Inroads Intu the system the cure
is quick nnd complete. Where the
rheumatism is of longer standing it
lakes lunger treatment but the result
is alwnys tin- sain.*. Dodd's Kidney
l'ills always cure. Probably Hu- bnrd-
•si tost Dodd's Kidney l'ills have ever
been »glven is In the ease of Mr. C.
Mnttesen of this place. It Is best
uaied in his own words:
"I havu been troubled with rheumatism all my lif*-." Mr. .Mnttesen states,
"but 1 am happy lo tell you thnt I hnve
received  si.  much  benefit   from   Dodd's
Kidney   I'ilb*   thnt   I   can   recommend
ihem t** others."
Here is n case of the longest possible
Itondlng. Hut Dodd's Kidney l'llls will
surely cure lt. Why? Because uric
leld in the Id | is the euuse of rheumatism, nud Dodd's Kidney l'ills tuke
the uric aeld out of the blood by mnk-
Ing the kidneys do their proper work.
child's, an' full -.' choke, J.n his .ut
words was: "You're wrun^. E&Uk.
Noble County. Furgive—" Then h#
fell back, an" Seth cri*?d out, li-rt-!lke.
an' flung himself upon him, m h uc^«-i
the puur dead brutb*-r in ill- ar*7i_.
(.loudness me! Here t am. ■-.*
agin, Jist '_ if tliey was relotiona j
mine, 'stid o' mere neighbor**, tt ':«r-
lain*y beat any deuth-ue-i repent_ti I
ever seen. I don't know I the i tnj
Scripture Justify In' lyin' lis
Ood   ain't    goln'    te    be    :ur i    :n     tm.
cunsiderin'   everythtn.-       CI
house*?    I -un t ttte lee     -et.i
failed purty fast ' r 3 ■■:. ut
follered   him  in 'bout  *x  year      *.'->ir
ever tindlti' nut wlier«* t!i*» .*:':::>'*.. lousej
was.   I -'pus. they're sdli
the other •■hor**. fur Ete_ven   rouidnM
seem like mu'jh ut i   its •= E in
pers if they couldn't   * * pi
Nothing   hi  so   bewlliter-ng   is   •*.*:.
Even  when   -. ai   ,,y.tall   t.i
pitch" people manog - I ■ flnsl tita It v i
about   nil   right.   M    -     ■      -   wouftfi
indeed, rather have any kind of v-.
ther thnn a thick y-i:,,*- fug.
It is a curious tli.n_r that rU'iugn
human beings are utterly bew;ider*iii
in a fog. most animals find 'heir nnqp
through lt without much dinlcuiry. a
horse will trot ln Its rtjafht dfnwdon
as thuugh the air were perfectly clear.
and nut only that but will uKa the
right turning at the right moment t
It Is at all aecustom*d to th* mud.
A human being would take any turning but the riuht on*.
Illrds. on the oth-'r hand. .ir« utter!'/
bewildered by fogm Pigeons, for instance, will remain motionless all day
long, half asleep. huildl**d up in thmr
pigeon houses. Chickens and poultry
of all kinds won't stir all the r - .
heavy fog is about. Birds of \\\ kinds.
as a matter of fact, seem helpl******-* I . t
ing fugKV  weath*r
Drives Asthma Like Magic. T_ *
mediate help from Dr. J. D. Kf*iioax*i
Asthma Remedy seems like magic
Nevertheless it is only a natural remedy used In a natural way. Th-* smok*»
or vapor, r.-.iching the most remote
passage of the affected tube*. Iit . -
aside the trouble and opens a way for
fresh air to enter. It Is sold by dealers
throuchout Hit- land.
So/-/ /.i; Ittal.rn £. ereuh.r.
The Imperial Oil Co., Limited
I     8'lSS.SH.     UlPV'll
SIT'I.   Oil'   If  SI   C'll  '.I
i-   own   nl   II  yd.
in-ill om.  nm mc
Mnllowny's Corn Cure takes the com
out by the routs.   Try it and provs It. ' '-'■in rank In value with 1'urinelee's,
Comfort for the Dyspsptic—Thoro is
10 aliment su hiir.it.sing nnd evhnusl-
ng as dyspepsia, which arises frum
lefectlvo gallon of the stumucb and
Ivor- and Ihe victim uf It is to he
►Itied. Yet he enn iind ready relief In
I'nrrtioloe'H Vegetable Pills, a preparn-
loti that has exlnbll-li.-d itself by yP|ir-»
>r effective use.  There are puis timi
ire widely advertised as the^-rentest
ir compounded, but nol one nf tinm
We Positively Guarantee
That a 25-Pound Pail of
International Stock Food
Will Save You $7.00
worth of Corn or Oats
Bs-ca sc il promote, digrsli n and assimilation, and
enables you lo cul down lhe grain ration I 5 /0 lo
25% and still gel belter results This saving ol
grain represents a saving ot good lurd cain lo vou.
It will not cost you  a cent if you  are  not  satisfied.
See our rlcalrr in vour town or write u- for p.irlicub.*a.    Mention
lliir* pp*i ar.d lhe --lock you own and we will lCl.d vou a lilho.
size 16x22) (f uur three champion Mnllion*-.
International Stock Food Co. Limited, Toronto
The Men's and Boys' Suits you buy here, are Canada's Best
Tailored Suits.
Our New Spring; Suits are of the Smartest Models and Newest Patterns.
You can always depend on Ashwell Quality and Ashwell Prices being in  your   favor.
This Week We are showing some New Lines
Big Sale in Hen's Suits
Splendid Range of Bench Tailored Suits
In sizes 35, 36, 37, 38. 39, 40, 42. 44
$10.00 $12.50 $15.00 $18.00 $19.00 $21.00
One hundred suits to chobse from in  new
Tweeds and Worsteds in browns, greys and
Thousands of Dollars in the Shoe
Hundreds of Pairs of High Grade Shoes
for Young Men and Men who stay Young.
They are all made
in Calf Skin, Gun
Metal, Patent Leather
and Dongola. Kit and
wear guaranteed.    All
Sizes from (5 to 10
3.00 3.50 4.00
4.25 4.50 5.00
5.5o    6.00     6.50
Boys'  New Spring Suits in  New
Tweeds and worsteds in Browns,  Greys
and mixtures.   Smart models.
Two  Piece Suits, sizes   23,24,-25,26, 28,
Three piece Suits sizes '-'■'■• '-'*•:!0-;;'-'- :::!- •'■■■•
Three piece Suits, Long Pants. •"•-■ :i:!.:-4
Sale Prices $3.25, $3.50, $4.00, to $8.50
The Right Place to Buy Shirts and
Is where you know they are Reliable.
One reason we are doing so much
business is that there is absolutely no
risk. Guaranteeing our shirts and giving best values, makes it decidedly best
for vou to buy vour shirts here. New
Spring shirts 75, 85, 1.00, 1.10, 1.25
1.35, 2.00, 3.50 to 4.50 each.
Neckties 2 for 25c to 75c each.
When Possible Shop in the Morning
This Store will be Closed Thursday Afternoon.       Weekly Half Holiday begins May 2nd.
Men's Summer
50c 65c 75c and $1.25
per garment
Men's Socks
TWO PAIR 25c.       15c. 20c.
25c. 35c. and 50c per pair.
Ladies Suit Sale starts Saturday
***tema3ar*Matrmamr*Qa.- «w_y <•*«.■■ •*•*£■*.■■ <**_r. w_t-<ei**.- ww %sfr •*£$*•• -«£>■* ***r8/ «i^--n&'v*-*•*£***.- *^ «•**■ ' *&'*g&,'m^r'*££'' -*^-'fs^7>'ta^*oa^mme'%
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First Grand Concert
Opera House, Friday April 26th
AT 8.30 P. M. SHARP
PIANO DUET..,J>Uncil From T^mniAtwik,...Mra. C. A. Harbor and S Kelland
OHORUS Hiistinii Son.....(Frank II. Biackotl)	
SOLO  Wiikn mil IIi'.aiit is Yni'sn Mrs. J. W. Carinichael
CHOHUS Voicbs iiktiik Wooes, .(Rubonstoln)	
SOLO Tiik llrsii.Eii Mr. Arllnir S. Davtca
(.'Hunt's In Tin-. Holm ssf SopntNKD Si-i.kniksh	
solo Goonnve  (T'.sssii) Miss. Kathleen Henderson
MEN'S CI H mis. .1 li ii Ku.! ami MisTiiKiii.AMi..(William ArniH FUlior)	
PUNOTOItTH SOLO..Sonata A.i-i'A'-"io'UTA..(lliH'lliovon) Mr, S. Kollsnd
('Hours Lih'ii   lojiond ( Arr. II. Cloilgll Lelgllloli) 	
SOLO T ichii'si a Las-is lAllilMnii) MIS. 15, Burr
SOI.O    ...
 Foiioirr Mi: N.st
 Thi  IIan'iiui.i tm
sue  Itnuni. ("limns, .fr
. .(Tli.-iKiisr (iii'ssi•),,
' Tin* Hiss.* Maisls-n"
 Mr. S. Kvlliinil
 Mrst. 0. A. Harbor
I'tilsrri Curiiitchacl
(Cow ii)	
Down in Alborta Iln- othor day n
uuin wcni iniu t.i buy ii saw. He
snw tlic kind lie wanted nnd nsked
tin: priee. It wns n 11.95 tlie denier snid.
"Good Gracious," snid the man.
.'I cun got the same thing from
Batons for 81.36."
"Thnt's less thnn it cost nie,"
suid the dealer, but I'll sell it on
the same terms as the mail order
house just the snnie."
"All right, you send it along,"
snid the custotnor, "nnd charge it
to my account."
"Not on your life," the dealer
replied. 'No charge accounts,
You can't do business with the
mail order house that wny. Fork
over the ensli."
The customer compiled,
"Now two cents postage and live
cents for monoy order."
"What—*' '
''Certainly, ymi havo tn send n
letter and u monoy ordor to a mail
order house, you know."
The customer, inwardly raving.
kept to Ills agrooniOIlt nud paid the
seven cents.
"Now twi'iily-live cents express-
age I"
"Well, I'll be—I" he said, bul
paid it, saying, "Now hand me
that saw and I'll take it home myself and Le rid uf this foolery!"
"Hand it to vou? Where do
you think you nre? You're in
Allierla and I'm in Winnipeg, and
you'll have to wail two weeks for
the saw."
Whereupon the dealer  hung  the
saw mi a peg am
his cash drawer.
"That makes 81.(17, he said.
"II bus cost yuu two cents more
and taken you Iwo weeks longer to
get it than if you had paid my
price in the tirst place."
Municipal Council Meets
Reeve Wilson Granted Leave of
Absence.   Tax Rate for 1912
Other Matters
An adjourned meeting of tin'
Municipal Council was held in the
city hull on Saturday afternoon,
with all tlie iiieiiibei's present.
In thc forenoon tlie Council  met,
ns a Court of Revision.   Thoro were I
but six appeals this year nnd thej
task of revision was a very light one.
Five of the  appeals  were  on  the
ground uf not lieing owners of the
assessed land.    All assessments are'
made on the   registered   owner  of
property, nnd it sometimes  occurs i
that it man   will   sell   a   piece   of
propeiiv   not  giving  deed  ur   nol
have same registered.    John Sampson   had   his   assessment   reduced
having been assessed fur too  much
property, some of the lands  ass.'ss-
eil to Iiiiii now   belonging   to   tlie
ll. C. K. Ii.   Tiie absence uf appeals
shows lhat tbo assessment as completed l.y the Clerk, ('has. W.Webb.
to be very satisfactory indeed,   The
total assessment on land  values  in
the Municipality Is $2,861 ,'Di">, and
the total ainoiints to (8,372,i!i6,
At the afternoon mooting ihe roll
as amended was accepted.
II. II. Collinson and others applied fur improvements tb (he
Keith-Wilson road and same was
placed in estimates.
Conns. Kvans and Bailey were appointed to arrange for repairing of
culverts and have  bridge   lixed  at
I"-1' U one*** ln I once on the l.indell road
Coun.  Kvans was requested
Artistic Printing
Is the kind you get when
you leave your order with
The Free Press
I>*> you knuw there's lots o' |>r
Si'iiin' round in every town,
Urowlln' like n broody chicken,
Knock In' evory (rood thing down?
Don'l yon Im- tlmt kind o' cattle,
'('an-*-* they nin'i no iM-nn earth,
Yon just Im- ii boOHter rooster,
Crow an*! lioofll for nil you'ro worth.
If your town need, baoatln', boosl 'or;
Don'l h'*i,i hack and wait to see.
If-ome other fellow's willin'—
Sail liyht in, ihis country'sfreo.
Nu onu's got u mortgage nn it,
11**» just yours hh much us his,
If .vour town is Bhy on boost*!!*,
Ymi get in thu obostln1 biz.
If thin*.*, jn.-t don't seem lo soil ynu
And tin1 world seems kinder wrong,
Whai'.** thi' matter wtth a* boost In'
.Inst to lirlp iht* thing along?
'Cause if thing, should Htop again'
We'd bv in u sorry plight;
Von just keep thai bom ablowin'
Iks-oat'er up witb nil your might.
If you know somo feller's fftiln 8,
,in**t forget 'om, 'cause you know
That same feller's got some good points,
Them's the ones yon want to show.
"Oust your loaves out on the waters,
They'll como back" 'sa saying' true,
Mcubc, too, they'll come buck  "but-
When some feller boosts for you.
In every town you find some men
who always croak and growl; their
chief amusement seems to be lo
snarl and whine and howl. Of
courso thi'.v do not prosper well—
such people seldom do—and so tbey
strive to make themselves and all
tbeir neighbors blue. If strangers
come these men endeavor to get
them off alone, and while they
speak in doleful tones, tell them
bow the town is dead and passed
away, and hasn't any enterprise
that half begins to pay; how real
estate is very low and taxes very
high, and every Improvement
scheme is sure to wane and die.
The good book says a day will come
wheu all must pass away and swop
for wings and golden harps this
tenement of clay, thc earth will
hum wilh fervent heat, the sun go
mt in gloom, and every living,
breathing thing shall tind a real
tomb. When that lime comes the
croaker who drives against bis
town—and tilts to drive good men
away and breaks tbelr efforts down
—will be declared a victim for a
s|iecial doso of (lame—ten thousand
years and lie will Ise roasting jusi
the same. Meantime the energelic
man who labors for bis town, always works lo build his up instead
of tearing down, will ride from
earth to heaven in a l'nllman palace
car. and will dwell in poaoo forever
where the lirst class angels are,
look Into culvert matter, with power
I to act, on Kipp road, in response
to a communication from 11. II.
; Spied'.
It was dei'ided to call for  tenders
, for the clearing and grading of south
|end of Kvans road, tenders  to be
in by May -t.
The clerk was instructed to send
cheque for S2(K) to Allison Bros, in
iluil compensation for riRht of way
and fencing on Wells ruad. l-'air-
j field Island.
The municipality agreed to licar
; half the cost of a  new  bridge  over
(Hope river on Young road and  forIreduction;
(grading Margaret street, the clerk poHation
I to communicate same to City Council.
j (I. Clarke asked for new roadway
I to lots 421 and 422. Coun. Maris
was asked la investigate and report.
H. Roberts was ippointod to have
'gravel pit on Ballam road fenced
iu order to hold gravel for municipal purposes, lt was decided that
compensation for teams lie be placed
at 60 cents per hour and for shovellers HO cents per hour. Motion of
March 2, last, in this regard was
The resignation of W. Hornby as
pound keeper was rescinded and K.
Jackman appointed.
The following road overseers were
appointed: P. W. Bennett, H.
Webb, li. Hoberts, Jas. Ford and
W. J. Vickerson.
Councillor Kvans was appointed
acting Reeve in thc absence of
Reeve Wilson and the latter was
given a three months leave
absence. Coun. Brett was appointed to act in Coun. Kvans' place on
finance Committee.
The rate by-law for 1012 was
read three times and will l>e finally
|»assed on May 4. Tbe rate this
year is eight and a half mills for
general revenue, two and a half
mills for school purposes and four-
tenths (sf a mill for school loan bylaw. The rate this vear will figure
out slightly lower than tbat of last
he Trunk Road local Improvement By-law was also read Hire.,
Accounts amounting lo (309.08
were ordered to be paid on recommendation of the Clnanci
First of Series was a Success.
Regular Meet to be Held
Every Two Weeks.
The first of a number of matinees i
lo be held by the Chilliwaek Turf
Club was pulled   off  at   the   Fair,
grounds track on Saturday and was!
a successful event,    ll   is  expoolod
that meetings will    lie   held   every'
twu   weeks   at,   least,   during    lhe
summer, Thursday aftoriioon,  the
half holiday   being  solectod,     N'o
prize money is put up lor any race,
the horses lieing entered purely  for j
the sport Ibere  is   in   the   events. |
Otber spurts will also be arranged
lo lake place in  conjunction  with
tho mallneos.   On Saturday   Alex.;
Johnston was starter, li.O, Atnins,'
judge, and   A.   II.  Anderson time
keeper.   The results uf tbe different
races as announced is as follows: —
Named race; bull-mile trot ur pace
—Invincible Patehon, driven by
Chas. Dolman, lirst; Hill Miner,
driven by 1). S. Dundas, second;
Willmela, driven bv A. C. Hummer,;
third,   Ti ; 1. 11.
Oontlomen's Drivers;  half mile,
trotorpaee—Record Koiirehor, dm-
en by J. (I. Blanch Bold, lirsl; Dick
Spins,  driven by Chas.   Dolman J
Second! Mghtout, driven by A.   I!.1
Sutor, third.   Tims': I.-JO.'
Two-year-old; half-mile, trot or
paee—(Ira McLean, driven by Jas.
Bowman, lirst; Babe Adams, driven
by A. C. Hummer, second. Time:
Five-eights mile dash—Muna
Lake, driven liy .1. A. Kvans, lirst;
Alkaline, driven by Gordon Kvans,
second.   Time: 50 seconds.
Half-mile dash, pony under 14.2
hands—Dance Along, driven by
Sutor, lirst; Buck, driven by Kvans,
second: (linger, driven by Campbell, third; Trixy, driven by ('.
Kvans, fourth.   Time 60 seconds.
Stake-Race—Buck, driven by (I.
Kvans, lirsl; Rocky Mountain liiil,
driven by (I. Kvans, second.
and   inspect   our
new line of Parlor
Suites  and   Easy
Wo will be -iluil
In fillOW nur goods
whother you  buy
ui' imt.
Wp iii'i- showing
:in I'Xi'i'lh'iil lino
of Kxti'ii. Tables
in Early English
Pumocl Oak aud
Golden    Ouk    ut
Prices from
$9.50 to  $65.00
Also     sots       of
diners  in   Fumed
Oak, Golden Oak
nnd Early English
at prices from
$15 to $60 per set
The House Furnisher
So™- W_i Furls
The Chilliwack Socio ty for Pre-
vi'iition of Cruelty to Animals is au
organization which docs a good
deal of useful work and as sueh
merits a share of support. At
present the society is in need of
funds tu meet obligations and any
onlributiotis for the furtherance of
tbls cause will be thankfully received.    Contributions may be left
I trust in the Living God, Father
Almighty, Maker of Heaven and
earth and of all things visible and
invisible.    1 trust  iu  tbe kindness j will  shrivel
of His law and the goodness of His I minted gods
work.    I will strive to love him and | there's little
keep his law and see bis work while [warmth in '
1 live.     I  trust   the  nobleness of
human nature, in the majesty of its
faculties, the fulness of its mercy,
and the joy of its love.   And I will
strive to love my  neighbor as -myself, and even when 1  cannot will
act as if I did.   1 will  not kill or
hurt any living creature needlessly,
nor destroy anvbeautiful thing, but
will strive to save and comfort all
natural beauty on earth. 1 will
strive to raise my own body and
soul daily int
Kaslo, April -21.—Substantial
io the rates for the trans-
f fruit from Hritist Co-j
lumbia to the prairie market have
been secured by the British Columbia Fruitgrowers'union, stated .las.
Johnstone, who last night returned
from attending the ipiarterly meeting of the executive of that SrganiSo-
tion at Salmon Arm. The West
Kootenay representiveson theexeou-'
tivo were successful in securing the
next quarterly meeting for Kaslo.
It will Ik- held on July 30, during
the lirst annual cherry show. At
the conclusion ol the meeting thej
citizens of Salmon Ann invited the
fruitgrowers to an enjoyable banquet.—Viineouver Sun.
CMy Team Wins Series
The city fs.it ball team defeated
the Coqualoetza team in the last
game of the series for these two
teams by a score of six goals lo
none. The city team has won thc
scries, not having met with a single
defciit. The last game of tbe scries
of I will bo played on Saturday when
the Bankers and Militia will try
conclusions for second honors,
Tightwad Town.
In Tightwad Town thy're chasing dollars, ami when tbey catch a
silver bone, tbey pinch theeaglo till
it hollers so Luul 'twould rend a
heart of stone, ln Tightwad Town
they all have axes for any scheme I
to make things move: "It would," j
Ihey shy "increase our taxes if withe village should Improve," In
Tightwad Town there is no knowledge of Isooks or authors, art sir
song: they starve the church ami
bust the college, and Insist the
mortgage works along. In Tight-1
wad Town man's estimated accord- i
ing lo the wealth he owns; he's,
most revered and elevated whu has,
the tidiest siaek uf Issues. In Tightwad Town they're only  civil  to
strangers who have brought their
wads; in Tightwad Town  the soul j
pursuing milled and!
;.    In  Tightwad  Town
■ laughter,   Ibere .is  no|
land or heart; men seldom    smile    who     follow    after
the idols of the money mart.   With
streets unpaved and sidewalks bro-1
ken, anil houses  old  and  tumble-]
down, thi' word of hope  is seldom
spoken   in   Tightwad   Town,   in
Tightwad Town!—Walt Mason.
Reliable men with se__j
ability and some knenriedg
of tho fruit liii-in.-s.s ot Nursery Stock, to represent us
in British Columbia aa local
and genera] agenta.
Liberal   inducement-   awl
permanent position Ita _a
right men.
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its nrflclca are carefully lelected and
Us editorial policy li thoroughly
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I annual   membership fee   is   only! (or tht- help, delight and honor of
$1.00.    How many will contribute | others and for the Joy and peace of
Ithe amount for tlie protection of |my own life
I our dumb animals.
The last of a scries   of  Military
.       i     .     ,  .  n dunces given by tbe lOitb Regiment i
l(o and guard antl perfect all | .-„,„ *;,,„.„, •,,,„.„, on T^-day
evening was a pleasant and success-
„,,,., I ful affair.   There was a   good- at-
all thchtgher.powersl   ,„■„,„.„ „,„, ,,„
isrit a uood time.
participants re-
I "'>
lloverntnent lias
purchased a lot tss the rear of the
post oiliee property which will In
JOHN Ul'SKIX.    I added to the present properly.
Wit bave a new ami nis-tis-date
plant with ib. bn.-i metbou. for all
ksn.ls ..I Cleanings I'y-'inc and I'l-ess-
hip.    Expert help i<>r nil branches.
S|H'.'illl attention will In- uiv.'ll tojall
Mail an.l l'.x|.I-.--.S order, Irom Chilliwack and lho valley. We solicit atrial.
Ustful Around the Farm
"Enclosed please find ono dollar for
wliieli pleaso send mo two large &o_.
butties of Nerviline. li is a remedy
thai I ilu not care to ho without, h Is
especlully good around the farm for
man or beast, The worst neuralgia li
du'res at onco. For a cold, Bore throat
ur chosl affoctlon, nothing is bettor
than Nerviline.
"i''rcii(;li Ftlvor, Ont."
Gel Nt'i'vlllno to-day. Sold hy ull
dealers, In 25c nud GOa bottles.
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
Tu get hor poor dog a bono,
Uui when she gol tliere uh*' romember*
ed that, owing to tho high cost
of  living,  sho  hadn't   had  any
meat for :i week,
And so hor poor dog gol a cold atur-
ago egg.
Diogenes asked a spendthrift to give
him iivii pounds, "Why mi much," ho
Inquires, "when you auk others fur sixpence only?"
"Because," was the reply, "l hop*i tu
■jet something out of thom again, which
is more than I can hope from you."
F Winter weather roughens and reddens
your skin, causing chaps, chilblains
and general discomfort, try
Witch Hazel Cream
The creamy Ingredients sooth and soften
lhe outer skin, while lhe Witch Hazel
penetrates and heals the deeper tissues.
Delightful after shaving or washing.
2_c. a lillle, at your druggist's. •
That Reminds Me
Wei!, Well!
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of Goods
fr »ith fhe SAME Otje.
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NOcliunof oilniUit WRONG Dr/t for UicCoodt
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DMltf   7Ki B Color—u-d in. STORY OooUstll
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"Hardfield, n'.i:
"It affords me great pleasure to con-
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frum iin« I-1- he ind Rheumatism the
grunt rollof I havo obtained from the
use uf Oln Pills, i fool thankful to you,
I recommend Gin Pills to everyone euf-
!•■ rh ., aa i did,
■■■".:. M \vn.s-*\."
Wrlto u ' f'"' froo sample "f Oln Pllla
in iry, Then gol tho regular size boxes
at ;.. ir de tiers, * r dlrei i from us -
fOc n bi **. «i for 12.60. Money refunded
If ciin Pllla fall to euro, National Drug
& Chemical Co. of Canada, Limited,
Dept. i   P., Ti ito,
Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cul cut _tt__a and t-iciatwt*.   Ther vt br
a—tunh—ganec*_-»ry.     Try
Purely VfiiH.il!-.   Ad
Sn.il-/   oa I1 - ||T_f
-min*.t« We, «nd
of it - bowel.
Can Cm-
licit Haiiac.a ■__ 1*1 If MM, »•*. million* It now.
Small PHI,  Small Done. Small Prico
Genuine m«4b«i Siguatum
"Have   you   ever   noticed   huw   wnr
produces bo much poo try?"
"Yes;  that Im one uf the horrors of
Returned Boston Inn—-The subway is
(julto nn addition to ihe city,
Flippant Friend—Addition? I should
call it sub-traction,
"Do yuu love   mo,   darting?"    she.
"Sweetheart, 1 lovo every hulr on
your buroaui" ho fervently answered,
Farmer (to horse dealer); "No, 1
don't boar yo uo mailed^ I unly hope
when you're chased by n pack uf rav-
Ishlu' hungry wolvos you'll be a-driving
Unit 'orse yuu sold mo."
* •   •
The Henpecked Husband; "Is my
wife going out, ISlsio?"
Elsie: "Yos, sir."
Hon pecked Husband: "Do you know
If I am going with her?"
Miss Ann Took—I'd like to go shopping with you this afternoon, but tlie
dentist It tu fix my teeth.
Miss Pert—-Well, can't you shop
with mu whilo he's doing It?
Mrs. EJxe—It isn't right to charge
Willie wilh taking that money out of
yuur pocket. Why don't you accuse
Mr. Exe—liecuuse if wasn't ull taken.
Mr. Nowed: "So the buttermun told
you how you could tell margarine?
That was very good of him."
Mrs. Newed: "Wasn't It? He suid
Unit any time I Haw another butter-
man selling butter a penny cheaper
than his, i could bn quite certain It
was margarine,"
• •   •
The following conversation was overhead a short time ago between two little boys, uf Scottish nnd English birth,
First Hoy: "I'm suro we bato ye
hands doon at Bannockbum."
Second Hoy: "That's nothing, We
won easily at Culloden."
First Hoy (warmly): "Aye, because
.Scutland had only her 'A' team oot
that duy."
e     e     e
Jamie, having cume intu tlie possession of considerable wealth through
the death of relatives, was thus addressed by oue of the neighbors:
"Ay, Jamb;, It was a guld thing fur
you that your rich freens wuar born
afore ye,"
"Well," said Jamie, "I'm nne sne
sure about that—but. it was a guld
thing that they tlee'd afore me."
• •   *
Witherby: "My wife keeps a acrap-
book now of all tho bright things
our baby suys."
Planklngton: "Why. is the littio fellow old enough fur that?"
Witherby: "Oh, yes; it's quite wonderful,     He repeats everything I say."
"I suppose," said Mrs. Tartlelgh,
"when you die yuu expect to meet all
your husbands?"
"Vuu are very rude," retorted Mrs.
Muchwedde. "When I die I expect
to go lo Heaven."
• •    >
Wire—How nice it would be If all
things in this world would work in
Hub—Wouldn't It though! For Instance, If coat would go up and down
with the thermometer.
l-'lrsl Little Girl—Your papa und
mamma are not your real parents. They
only adopted you.
Second Little Girl—All tho better.
My parents picked mo out; yours had
im lake you just as you came.
«     a     •
Shorn was reproving his brother for
acting badly. "Think," he said, "think
of the disgrace to your name; thousands of yenrs frum now people will
be calling a man who acts badly a
"Ham," But the reproof came too
"Iluw about this fare?' demanded
the stranger in London.
"I haven't overcharged yuu, sir," de-
- la red the eubmun.
"I know yuu haven't, and why haven't you? What sort of a deep game
iro you up to?     Answer me, now."
a     a     •
A beggar In Dublin had been lung
besieging an old, gouty, testy, limping
fentleman, who refused hla mite with
much Irritability, on which (he nien-
.IiranI said:
'Ah. pleaso youi* honor's honor. I
wisii your heart was as tender as yuur
a     •
"Where," asked the female suffrage
orator, "would man be today wero it
nol for woman?"
She  paused  a moment  and  looked
round the hall.
"1 repeat," who said, "where wuuld
man bo today If not fur wuman?"
"II.M be in tlie Garden of Eden eating strawberries," answered a voice
from tho gallery,
Artist: "Now, glvo me your candid
opinion of tiiis picture,"
Critic:  "It Is uttorly worthless."
Artlat: "Ves. i know your opinion is
utterly, worthless, but i mn curious to
h'-nr ll.  nevertheless."
* »    •
"Ah. Carle y, I hear you havo written
a book."
"Whut is ynur publisher's name?"
,Wt tell you yet;   I've only tried
e-quarters of lhe list so far."
* a    •
llltle lad was desperately 111, but
led to take lhe medicine the doctor
left.      At  last  his  mother  gave
.  my  buy  will  die,  my  boy will
she subbed.
a voice spoke from thc lied.
n't  cry.  mother,     Father1!!  be
soon nnd he'll make me take It."
To hnvo the children sound nnd
healthy Is the first euro of a mother.
They cannot be healthy If troubled
with worms. Uso Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator,
A young Irish lad on a market day
In an Irish town was minding an ass
attached lo u cart, and awaiting lliu
exit of his parent from a business establishment.
liis arm was thrown around the
neck nf the animal, when two recruiting Borgeunts passed by.
one of them, seeking to take u rlso
it of the youth, said:
"Whal are yuu hugging your brother
■ tightly for?"
'"Cause," wus the ready rejoinder,
was afraid he'd 'list."
* *    *
A commercial traveller, dining at a
luntry Inn, ordered boiled chicken for
his dinner, ll was placed before huu
.nd he tried In vain to make an in-
Isiun with his knife and fork.
Turning to the girl who had waited
ii him, he said:
"1 was here five years ago, and ordered a  thicken  fur dinner."
"Oh, .ves," answered the girl flippantly, "1 remember. It was I whu waited
on you."
"I luw Strange—how very strange!"
remarked the man In a low, awe-
stricken tone,
Why is it strange?"
It's wonderful—such a coincidence
ild hardly happen twice—same girl,
same chicken!" And lie looked rev-
ntly at the specimen before him,
while the girl made a hasty rclreal.
Whon defending the guilty son of s
criminal father, counsel, Ignoring the
parental record, drew a pathetic picture
uf a white-haired, aged father awaiting
inxlously the return of the prodigal
son to spend Christmas with him.
Have you tlic heart," tie exclaimed i
lo the jury, "to deprive the poor old
man uf this happiness?"
Tho man, however, was found guilty, j
Hefore passing sentence tho Judge!
called fur the prisoner's record, ami
examined it carefully.
"I find that this prisoner has five
provloua convictions against him," he
remarked,    "Nevertheless, i am happy
to stale that the learned counsel's eloquent appeal will not remain unanswered, fur l shall commit the prlsonoi
to the county prison, where at tin
present moment his aged father le
serving a term uf two years, so that
father and sun will be enabled to pus.s
Chrlatmaatide under one roof!"
Police Ottlclal: "Any clue to thut
mysterious murder?"
Detective: "Yes, sir; I've arrested
all the living members of tho family."
OHlclul: "Glorious! What evidence
have you?"
Detective: "When I accused them
of the murder, somo of 'em turned
while, and sume turned red. Now,
all wo hive tu do Is to find whicli
color means guilt."
a    •     •
If tliere was one thing more than
another that he prided himself on, il
was the fit of his clothes.
' "l can never get a dress-coat really
to fit," he said to his partner us he
glanced down at a perfectly-made garment, with a hope, of course, that she
wuuld at once disclaim the Insinuation,
"Louk at this thing."
"Wi 11. it is atrocious," sho said
coolly. "But why not save* your money
and buy ono? It is so much cheaper
In tbe lung run than hiring."
• *    *
The manager of a large firm—a
hot-tempered, somewhat grumbling
man—had occasion, or thought lie had.
to rebuke une of his clerks for some
nilstake. The clerk attempted lo explain the matter, when his chief cut
liim short by exclaiming:
"Look here, sir, nre you thu manager or am I?"
"Well,  I'm not," said the clerk.
"Then if you are not the manager,"
said the enraged chief very emphatically, "why are you speaking like an
a      a      a
Tourist (who calls at village post-
ulliee for registered letter): "Hut why
can't you lei ine have it?"
Postmaster: "Have you proof ut ynur
Tourist: "No."
Postmaster; "Don't you know anyone tn the village?"
Tourist: "No."
Postmaster: "Have you a photograph
uf yourself or anything?"
Tourist:  "Yes."
Postmaster (comparing photo with
original): "Certainly, sir, It's you. I'll
gut you the letter."
a     a      a
Civil Engtiieer (in search of data):
"Is it not the opinion of many people
in tiiis locality lhat lhe excessive overflow of these bottom lands Is due to
the lock nnd dam system?"
Native:  "1 daresay."
"Based on the fact that dams retard the velocity uf the current and
Increase tbe deposit of sediment iu the
river bottom, thus gradually elevating
Its bed?"
"1 fancy that's about It."
"You have resided In this Vicinity
many years, have you nol?"
"Ever since j was a buy."
"May I ask If your theory coincides
wilh What I have suggested?"
"As tO   the  flooding of theso  bottom
lands- I daresay you have au  opinion
concerning tha cause?"
"I havo."
"In your Judgment then, what is the
Captain    Charles   Augustus    Mny's
Black Tom, B magnificent coal  black
gelding, was a famous horae.  Captain
May was lhe beau snbreur of Taylor's
army in Mexico, enjoying tbo same
reputation for dash that Custer won
in the Army uf lhe Potomac nearly two
decades inter.
At the head of his squnrlron nf the
Second United states Dragoons Captain May led a gallant charge against
a Mexican battery In the battle of Ho-
Baoo de la Piilma, May !». 18*10, and
looping Tom nvor one of the gims captured General La Vega and the entire
battery of six pieces.
May possessed an unsurpassed mill-
Shilohi Cure
Don't allow these unsightly exeres-
censes to spoil tho beauty of yuur
hands ur arms. Remove them puin-
lossty, Cure them fur all time by applying Putnam's Painless Corn nnd
Wart Extractor, Failure Impossible,
results always sure with Putnam's
Corn and Wart Extractor, Price 25o,
tory record for leaping with Tom, nnd,
it is possible, one that has never been
equalled In tho hunting Mold or even
uu the race course, Tho lute lion.
Francis C. Lawley, perhaps the highest
British authority on the subject, gives
thirty-four feet us tho greatest distance ever covered by an English horso
in a steeplechase or elsewhere.
Black Tom Jumped thirty-live feet
on a wager during the Mexican War,
I three years later May mado another bot that with u flying start of
lifty yards ho could leap Tom across
a canal Ihlrly-slx feet In width. They
came thundering along at a terrific
speed, the Jet black steed nearly seventeen bands high, and May, over SIX
feet tall, Bitting like a centaur Tom
gave a mighty Jump, but toll short, nnd
of course, man and horse had a very
sudden and o-.M bath, for the attempt
v as mads In mid-winter.
For n Charlie U'Molloy leap over a
cart loaded with a cord of wood standing in front of tho ctly hall lho colonel
was fined in a Baltimore court. On
another occasion the dashing cavalryman rode Tom up the slops of lho
leading hotel of that cily. cavoried
around ami through -several of lho
apartments, Old then cully rode out
igain, as if Ii was -ni ordinary, every-
lay occurrence.
Thoroughbred Tom was a spirited
and rather dllllcult horse for anyone
but his muster to ride or control, A
Maryland friend, wishing to make a
fine appearance beforo a Baltimore
belle, borrowed May's steed; but bearing loo hard on the bit when near tho
lady's residence on Cathedral Sireet,
Tom began bucking, finally tossing the
unfortunate lover intu tne sireet and
galloping buck  lo the stable.
Tom passed many tranquil years on
a Maryland farm, where he wus burled
With military honors, Hefore this was
done bis four hoofs were cut off, with
a view to making drinking cups uf
tbem, as memorials of one of the two
most famous American horses of ttie
Mexican War. In somo wuy the project was postponed; the colonel, as he
came lo be called in later days, having
been promoted for gallantry, passed
away In I8fl4 without It being carried
"We do quite a business ln second
hand shoes," remarked the shoo salesman, picking up a pair of old -hoes
which a customer had just discarded,
■'Many of our customers don't Beem t«»
care to have their old shoes half soled
and are glad to leave them on our
hands. Most shoes left In this manner find their way eventually to i'.ast
Side stores, where they are sold for a
dollar a pair. That Is after they hove
been fixed up.
"Nowadays, there are men whu make
a regular business of buying discarded
slioes from such stores as tiiis. We
have a man who calls here once a
month for shoes which our customers
have left. He may get a dozen pairs
or he may get more.
"The shoes are In good condition fur
his purposes, as they were the better
grade of shoes with lasting qualities,
even though tliey may have lost some
uf iheir shape und good looks. He
pays, say, a quarter for each pair.
Then he has them soled and the uppeis
fixed and polished and sells them to
-.tores Jn other parts of the city at a
fair profit.
"These shoes are not to be confounded with sample shoes. There is a regular business dona in that line too.
but by a different class of dealers.
These sample shoes come from tho
manufacturers ond are the shoes their
salesmen take out on the ruad. One
salesman will take the right shoo nnd
mother the left. After tbey have made
their trips the shoes arc put together
again and sold to the sample shoe
"In their travels around the country
in the bunds of tiie salesmen they may
have gut scratched up u hit. but otherwise are all right and naturally art*
the best the manufacturers could turn
uut In their particular line. Hence
they are apt to be bargains.
"Of course, there are hardly enough
of theve Sample Shoes discarded by the
manufacturers In a year to stock nil
the sample shoo places now running.
In a good many cases you will probably
find that other shoes have been thrown
in with them, the sample shoes helping to sell iho others."
With the Horses
At the head of tlio Morgan breec
Of horses in Vermont stands I.tlmii
Albn 3rd. This horse Is now twenty-
six years old and is owned by IS. II
Hoffman or Lyndonvllle, Vermont. Although he now shows the Inevitable
marks of age, Ethan Allen 3rd is still
regarded very highly as a typical Morgan <>f tlie old school. Those superb
qualities which included beauty of
furm, docility of temper, courage and
endurance, which characterised the
pure Morgan type of half u century ago
and brought wealth and fame to the
Vermont burse breeder, are yet retained In large measure by this distinguished survivor. AI the Vermont
State Fair last full, In tho class of
Morgan Btallloni with three of their
11)11 foals, when there wero six entries, a tlrst prize wus awarded to
Ethan Allen 3rd.
The "Morgan type" of which this
horse is a splendid specimen, was
founded about a hundred years ago,
.ind although the facts of Us origin
have often been in dispute and aro
uuw somewhat uncertain, It is generally admitted that in quality and stamina the earlier Morgans wero the best
breed of horses tliat America has produced. Upun tho track, under saddle,
in heavy harness, Morgan blood has
tlmo and again demonstrated its superiority.
lt is a strange fact that this excellent typo was allowed to deteriorate and to become almost extinct
through carelessness and Inattention,
but such lias been the case. At the
present tlmo, however, Interest In the
Morgan Is reviving. The United
States government is making efforts lo
restore the Morgan fur army purposes
and has established a breeding farm
in Middlebury, Vermont.
Tho Morgan Horse Club has also
lieen formed to rehabilitate lliis horse
10 its former prestige and, whether the
object be for sentimental, patriotic or
utilitarian reasons, il Is hoped that the
effort Will bo successful.
Mr, H. S, Wnrdner, lhe president of
this club, attributes the disappearance
of tbe Morgan horse directly to poor
breeding by the Vermont farmer, and
"The loss to Vermont In her great
business of raising horses Is as slti-
gular as  il   Is Borlous.      it   finds  no
parallel    In   the   loss   uf   her   business
in tlm growing of wheal and other
crops. The opening up of tho West
largoly look away, by affording hotter
natural advantages, ihe grain raising
of tho New Englnnd Slates. In the
matter of burses, In which Vermont
was  most   distinguished   through   ihe
Morgan horses t-nlsed on hor hills, the
causes woro quite different,    with the
best slock lu (he world fur general
Utility purposes, Ihe farmers of Vermont and the uther states tried to
breed Morgan burses turgor lhan the
small, normal Morgan horse. They
sold (belr best and kept (he poorest for
breeding. I duubt If one call point lo
another cuse where the peoplo of a
stale ever threw away so Mindly one
of Its grenl assets ns dhl the people
of Vermont when they let the Morgan breed become ahnust extinct. To
help Vermont regain her lost pros-1
tlge is worth the best endeavor of
Vermont men who wish to be public-
Horses are fund of rolling on the:
ground, and no animal more thorough-1
ly shakes Itself than they do. After
a roll they give themselves a share or;
two to remove anything adhering to
the coat. Tho habit Is of much service to horses living in the open
plains. On being turned loose at tbe
end of h journey an Arab horse rolls I
In the sand, which acts as a blotting
paper,  absorbing exudations  from  the
This   Case   Does   Prove   That   When
Catarrhozone is Breathed Every
Trace of Catarrh Disappear!
Milfurd Haven, Da.—Everyone In
this neighborhood knows of the long
suffering frum influenza und catarrh
endured by Airs. D, Gurney. To-day
she is well. Her recovery is due entirely to Catarrhozone. This Is her
own statement: "1 wus a great sufferer
from catarrh In tho head, throat and
nose, and endured tho manifold tortures of Influenza for five years. My
life was despaired of. Catarrh was undermining my .strength very fast. I
used treatments from eminent doctors,
but all fulled lo cure me. 1 had given
up hope of ever being well. Then I
read of a wonderful cure made by Catarrhozone, Immediately I sent for
Catarrhozone, und before I hud used
one bottle I was greatly relieved. Today 1 am cured. We would not be
without Catarrhozone in our home—-it's
so sure in colds, coughs, bronchial and
throat trouble. I feet it is my duty to
publicly recommend Catarrhozone."
Get lhe large dollar size of Catarrhozone; it contains u beautiful hard
rubber Inhaler, and medicine Hint lusts
two months. Smaller sizes, 8&C, and
TiOc. each, Beware of Imitations—ao-
cept only Catarrhozono, sold by «li
reliable dealers or by mall from The
Catarrhozone Company, Kingston,
onl., uml Buffalo, N.V.
ShiMs Cure
stops couchs?-;..^.;?:!
body,    a shako romovos lho sand nmt
the COal   BOOn dries.
Cavalrymen in but climates sometimes put sand on their horsoi an Ih*
simplest ami quickest wny of drying
•    «    •
On February Mlh. at Kl 1'uho, Texas, Bourbon Beau cloarly proved timi
in bis present condition hu ts about
the fastest running burse raotng In till
south this winter. He won a mile
handicap race quite within himself in
thfl remarkable time of 1:37 2-fl. The
time not only constituted o new record
for the Jaurez track, but Is within one
fifth of a second of the America i mil?
record, In his record mile Bourbon
Beau shouldered 112 pounds, and after
trailing within striking distance to the
far turn let out and came home with
bo much In reserve that guud judges
were of the opinion that he could have
run the mile in 1:3? flat.
Time tries all things, and ns Blckle's
Antl-Consumptive Syrup has stood the
tesl of years it now ranks as a leading
specific in the treatment uf all ailments
of the throat and lungs. It will soften
and subdue the most stubborn cough
by relieving the Irritation, and restore
the affected organs to healthy conditions. Use wll| show Its value. Try 11
and be convinced of its efllcucy, .
■^IQTClflP F R WMtEy^B|I»etle,SU|f_j
i Fr.tr ind UtimVil fever
nml   pn
fvcnilvo, no mattei  how horses ai
i*il wr "«xposed." Liquid, «i**cn on tli»* tongue;
snd Glands, expels the noljonoui gams irom
Cures Distemper in Dots „ml Stuon and Cholera Is
...Ola...      H__      -. 1. A.. ',..__      t   ..      llr....   -
the .^.—.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^m
Poultry Largest selling live nock remedy. Cares Le Orlop
among human beings, mid U u lim* Kidney remedy, 80s ami *?t »
bottle; $a nud .fit » dosen. Cut this out. Keep it. Show to *•»"■••
dnijjj-ist, wim will gel ii for yoo.    Pros Booklist. "JMsteoiper.
4';iuhcs and  Cores."
SPOHH MEDICAL CO., Chemists and Bacteriologists, GOSHEN, IID., U. S. A.
For Sprains and Bruises.—Thero Is
nothing better for sprains and contu-
Blons thun Dr. Thomas' Eclectrla Oil.
It will reduce the swelling that follows
u sprain, will cool lhe Inflamed flesh
and draw lho pain as If by magic. It
will tuko the ache out of a bruise and
prevent lho flesh from discoloring. It
seems ns If there was magle In It, so
speedily does lho Injury disappear under treatment.
Owing to so much unfavorable weather, muny farmer:*, over Western
Canada have gathered at least purl of their crop touched by from or
otherwise water damaged. However, through the large shortage in
corn, outs, barley, fodder, potatoes and vegetables, by tbo unusual bent
ami drought of last summer In (he United Htatea, ESoitem Canada and
Western Europe, there Is going to be u steady demand ut good prices
fur all the grain West, i n Canada has raised, no mutter what Its quality
may be. ,
So much variety In quality makes it Impossible fur th*"*e less experienced to judts-e the full value that should be obtained for such grain,
therefore the farmer never stood more In need of the servlcee of the
experienced und reliable grain commission man to act for him, In the
louklnff  after selling of  his  grain,  than he dues thl sscason.
Farmers, you will therefore do well for yourselves not to accept
street or track prices, but to ship your grain by carload direct to Fori
William or fori Arthur, to be handled by us In a way thut will get
for you nil (here Is tn It. Wc make liberal advances when desired, un
receipt of shlppim; bills fur curs shippi-d. Wu never buy your grain or
uur own account, but net us your agents In selling It tu the best advantage fur yuur account, and we do su un n lived commission of le, per
We have made u specially of this work for many yenrs, and are
well known over Western Canada fur our experience In tho grain trade,
reliability, careful attention lu uur cuslumers' luturosts, and promptness
In makng settlements.
We Invite farmers who have not yet employed us to write to us fur
shipping Instructions nnd market Information, and in regard to our
standing ln the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and our flnumin! position, we
beg to refer yuu tu the 1,'nlon Hank of Canada, and any of Its brunches,
nlso   tO   tho  commercial   agencies   of Hiad.streets and It. (1. Dun & Co.
703 Y Grain Exchange Winnipeg
INa.4-.rr board takes tliu place of Lath, and ih ln-s.sisv.nl
The "Knipirr" brands of Woodflher and Harriwall
Plaster fnr Kuod roiislruotion,
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Ltd.
Home of the "Twentieth Century Wheel"
Church News
*****************..********** *************
Snornment ot tho Lords supper
will bo dispensed ut tho Prosbytor-
inn church on Sunday morning.
Rov. A, E, Robert;* is expected
to occupy his- pulpit cm Sunday
after a two. weeks' absence in Toronto, Out., whole ho attended the
meetings of tho Church Transfer
Have you scon tho XXth Century Wheel demonstrate-]?
It has a tire setting dovlce, a threaded wedge is screwed into the
centre of tho hub ovor tho boxing, forcing the spokes outward,
setting the tiro by oxpansion instead of contraction.    Brokou
Bpokos, felloes and boxings can bo replaced  by thc owner  in u 1
few minutes timo at practloally no expense. -j
Wagons, us well us wheels  will  bo niuile in lliis   factory. 4
Tliere is nnt uii.itliei' vehiele   factory  nf  uny   iiiiporlunec   within *j
2,000 miles.   This means u hig prpfll in freight rules saved. j
Bay Shares in this Company NOW as Prices will j
Advance Very Shortly. *
X               F. R.~PETTIT j
X          Director and General Agent, Chilliwack, B. C. *
Occupying n commanding site,
corner Lincoln and Moore streets
with u two-story building, 100x125
feet, und equipped with machinery
of tlie very latest type, the plant of
the Northwestern Wheel und  Wagon Co. is now a fixture in the galaxy
of industrial  and   Manufacturing
plants of Greater Bellinglmm.
Directly iu front of tlie plant is
tlie Northern Pacific railroad,  and
on the west side is the  Hellinghum
Hay and British   Columbia,  ; thus
affording splendid shipping fnoili-
j:ties.    The plant us it   now  stands
I represents a total expenditure
| about 880,000, of which 818,000 is
J j represented  In   the   building   und.
I land and tho balance In machlnevy, ii*0"J-"0' "Pf1,1!1 services in the
"  tools, equipment, etc. necessary inl0'1'1 I'uIIowh hall on Sunday ovon-
the manufacture of XXth Century   '*_ Aui-il 28 at 8.16.    A cordial
whs-els and  wagons.    The  Xtyh invHotlon is extended to all,
Century wheel  is  un   invention  of]
('. L. Tomlinson, president of tin
company, the patent   rights covoring practically every country in the
world, and is owned bv the com-
The Last Word
In Fishing TacKle j
Just Arrived—
Large Consignment of
Evangelist   Win.  Sampson
'been   liohliug   special   services   in
0j Sumas Metbodlsl church nud  his
efforts have boon attended hy much
|success.    Mr, Sampson  will  begin
puny.—South Bellinghuiu Sentinel,
Tender9, in-o nsked for
llllll Stumping ol ll"' sittlll
Iti.is.l from iln1 iinui lino i
roud, fc.rlyl.Ti wltle to l»
gni.liiii!. Tenders \sill I'
Cls-rk ssf tin- Municipality
before Noon, May •HI
thor Information ll|i|il
,1. A. Eviin,  	
Clerk "I Hi
Hie i>
.'Uil nf
, South Simms
loll reaily (or
..ni ii. thc
.I cliillllvliack
lull!. Por fur-
i ih.' clerk ur in
fciiilllwuck, U. C.
chas. w. WKIifl
Municipality o( Clillllwhnck
Tenders will bo received up to April;
i".nh. for lho building of a bridge over
llo|H- Itjvcr ut Young Street necordlng i
to plan- uml specifications i" be seen  ii
lho oll'u-i- oi the City Clerk.
1). K. CAHI.KTiiN
City Clerk
Public Notice
Nnti.'c is hereby given tlmt hereafter
all garbage nml refuse will 1»- removed
by ibe City Avenger.
The Scavenger will make regular
calls, ami merchants hotiselsolucrs.
restaurants, hotels, etc., are requested
to place their gailsng- In a proper receptacle and plaic i. a cnvlcni plnce
lor its removal,    All vacant lots upon
Which rs'l'iise bll.  1' -'li  deposited,   iinisl
Ise cleaned up and the scavenger will
remove siu-b refit-..*
A n-IhiIhIi- of charges proportionate
to the amount ol garbage sir refuse to
he removed bus been arranged, and a
City Collect sr will Ih- appointed So
payments must bo Hauls' except to this
Scavenging other tlmn that provided
by ilu- Cily intial In- al  tho expense of
the person desiring same.
Ily order,
City of Chilliwack
Notice is hereby given tbut the lirsi
sittiiiK at the Cssurt of Rovlslon of tin
City ol Chilliwack, (or ilu- year 1013,
wild.- heist ut tin' City Hull. Cliilliwnck,
on Thursday tho 2nd dny ol May, 1012,
It 10 o'clock », in., for tlle |.lir|siss(' ol
b.uriiii! ami determining complaint,
uituiiisi tin- tuscssinont as made by tin
assss'sssor, and rivi-iim und correcting tlu
assH'SNiiienl roll.
Any |H-i-H.sn complaining against ilu
MMmincnl must give notice in wrlllnr
to the unctHor. sst ilu' ground of bis
complaint. •" leasl ten day, lafnrs- 11.
date of the said tlrst sitting of the ('our
of Revision.
Dated ut the Citv Hull. Cliilliwu.l
this 25th duy of March, mi-.'.
Dog Lost
Brown nml whits- rotriover, otiBwerini
In "Pixie". Any.sin- detaining llll'i
nfler this n.uiii' will In- prosecuted,
W. J. i.Artiiii.iN
II you are iu need of u nice, roomy,
six-room bimiiulo m good mini's., yol,
can suiiiy your needs hy nildiissiiig tin
11KX Ul. CliilliHii.-k
ChilliwacK Agricultural Society
A gs'iieral meeting «>f Iho momben will
la. luld iu ll ily   mill  on  Saturday,
April -Ttli. lul'.', ut Hi), in.
All ponous Who hold iiu-mlN'i'sl.i|.
tickets nre Invited to attend nud tin
meeting is culled (or tl..' purpose ssf gel
ting the opinion of llie members \v)tl> regard i» the nexl I'uir, Sept. loth lo Hist,
and to muke it linger und better thun
ever. Other Isiisliii'sw will In' taken up
as mny urlse.
A. I.KSI.IK COOTR, Pi. .-.idem
II. s. (lOODl.AXD, Secretary.
Fresh  Bottled  Mill; nml Cream
delivered daily to any purl
of the cily
Order for Horning Delivery.
City Dairy
Electric Co.
City Market
Main Street, Vancouver
This market is operated by llie City its a
mentis of bringing Ihe
producer nnd consumer
together, Vuu nre invited to send your produco. Wolmnilloovery-
tbiug from Ilu- farm,
(excepting milk.) Ily
consigning your produce
to the City Murket you
will gel the best prices,
sharp returns, nnd very
prompt settlements.
john McMillan
We have a new and un to.lute
iilum with tin- im. si methods for all
Kinds ol Cleuniiis/, hying ami Press-
ini>.     Kx|iert help fisr nil branches..
Special attention will Ise given n.'ull
Mull and Ksi.nss orders from Chilli-
waek nud tlio Valley. IVo solicit n trial.
Nature's Scalp Tonic
Mnchcht. Niituro's Sculp Toule, con-
j inius ons' ingredient iiiui supplies nourishment lo the huh-root, one iluii kills
I the diuidriisT germ, uml nnothcr (Imi
tuns life nml lustre into ihe hair.
Kneh pnekngu contains u pneket. of
Mu.'lu'lu Dry Shiuiipon Powder, Price
for complete home trentment, 81.00.
Hold and guaranteed by 11.   .1.   Ilurber.
For Sale
llnndsoine liny iiuir-, (I yeui-sold, good
to ride or drive. Hns boon driven l.y n
' ludy.   Also Isuggy und harness.    Apply
Smith Siiiiius,
The Ijist of a series of mnsienl
evenings whieh have been held under the auspices of tlle Young People's Society of Cooks' church, took
pl.'lee Monday evening, tils' school
room being tilled with and iippiee-
intive nudience, Miss Kathleen
llenilei'soii to whose cffol'ts thc
evening's eiilerlaitinienl was due,
presented a program not often
equalled on such occasions, aud
every number was thoroughly enjoyed. Among those wbo contributed to the ovoning's pleasure were
Miss K. Henderson, Mrs. .1. C.
Henderson, Miss McNiven, Mrs.
C. A. Barber, Mr. S. Kelland, Mr.
ArthlU'S, Davies and Mr. Moroy
of New Westminster. A vote uf
thanks was unanimously passed,
particularly to Miss McN'iven, convenor of tin- musical evenings and
Miss Henderson.
Rods Lines
Reels Baits
Bait-boxes       Flies
• *
House Wiring
J. H. Patterson I
Proprietor       fi
Wellington st., opp. Opera House 1
Open every evenin'* from
7.30 to 10,' nnd Saturday
from 2.30 to ">.
Congratulations: ToMr. and Mrs.
Fred Ooodell, a daughter.   To Mr.
und Mrs. Stead, n daughter.
Arbor liny was well celebrated at
j Cheam  School,   flower  beds   were
laid out, a ling-pole was erected,
! and a general und mucli needed
! cleaning was ndminstered to   tbe
school. Rev, Mr. BarloWaddressed
ithe children in the afternoon. The
I principal features of his   address
were: "Loyalty*' antl "Tlie Duties
;of Young  Canadians."    His  re-
Spring Footwear
marks were well received and should. ♦
British Colombia Electric Ry.
..8.80 a.m.
,.1.16 n.m,
7 0,00 p.m.
Train       lllgdn.
1 11.3(1 ii.ni.
8.80 a.m.
I'J.I.-s noon
6.00 p.m.
li 8.03 p.m.      4.05
l.ve. Chilliwack 5.00 a.m. | Daily Except
"   Vancouver 7.00   "    i     Sunday
All passenger trains handle P.* press..
R. A. Henderson, n.E. & m.e.
MWCIATK mkmiikk or Tits: CANADIAN
B. V. Land Surveyor
Rooms 10 A 11, Westminster Trust Block
0H1-UWA0K, B.C.
Wesliniiister Trust Building
"Moffit's Best"
.\t D. H. iiair.s iious,-
WadMsdajr, April 24th.
From 10 a. m. to 6 ]>, ni.
Eighty Barrels at
$6.00 per bbl.
Assignees for D. 11. Hull
prove tin inspiration to both
teachers and pupils. Mr. Cairns,
of the Cotnialeetza Institute, delivered thc sermon at the Methodist
church on Sunday evening last.
His subject was ''Tchiperanee'' nntl
the large congregation was held enthused by bis cnumerative of tlic
difficulties meet willi in procuring
uud enforcing tcni|)crancc legislation
antl tbe final victory, especially in
Eastern Provinces.
Tlie Bnnford bridge   has   lieen
finished.   Two coment  piers were ]
built.   The approaches after several
days work ol a number of teams
and men were lillcd up, a  covering!
put on and passengers admitted lo
crossing.    If this is it monument to!
tho Mc Brldo Govornmont it is a|
good ono.   lt is safewtirlby, if you,
can tnanuge lo forgel Ihe  fact  tbutj
the east pier sagged three or four
inches  from  the  pressure of clny
leto.   behind   it   ami   is   held   in
I position by temporary braces, whicli,
'nmy keep it in position for u slmrtj
while, perhaps until after tbo next,
I election;nnd tho west pier has de-1
voloped u large ornok   extending!
from linse to summit which  makes
its stability a mutter of eonjective. j
Mr. .lus. Ilregg rc-ently sold two'
pairs ol young uml beautiful horses,
ono pair to .Mr. Annis of Kast'
Chilliwuek und tin- other pair of
young I'lmid Its Sum. Young sfl
Tho finest showing we've over made of Men's
High Grade Boots_ ami Shoes. Tin- shapes are the
newest and most popular, made of the finest material
that money can buy and for fit and style they m all
that is to he desired. Tan calf, Blucher cut, lace boots;;
and Higiioiz Oxfords are two of the leading tines fot
Spring. We have many other lines to choose from, in
hoth Canadian ami American makes. In justice to
yourself you should see these lines hefo^)ii*^.j£jfour
Spring Footwear,
Chas. ParKer
Your Outfitter.
Fit-Beform Clothi-r.
I      An Al
33 acres on McSween Road two-thirds
cleared and'tho balance easy clearing.
First elttss soil for nlixed farthing.
Price $250 pet* acre.    Terms to Suit
Adjoining Property  has been  sold
for $400 per acre.
Chas. Huteheson $ Co.
Tho Easier Vestry of the Parish I
of liosrdulc look plnce on Tuesday I
April ll.   There were  present  Ilu"
lls'V. _. M.  Ss'arles in llie ehair.
Messrs C. Sinners,  Seymour,  QUI,
Peyton, D. Welland, Brett, lilarm,
Cooper nnd Capt, Royds,   The ue-
eisiinls for the past year  were  pre-
senlcd anil pas-i'.l  showing a  bul- j
ance in hand ol llrW.10,  The election ot olliecrs for OllSlling yearlinik
plnco,—See-treus.,   Mr.    Welliind;'
Incumbents warden, Mr. II, Cooper;
Peoples    Warden,   Capt.     Royds:
Church Commit too, Itoscdnlo, Messrs. I'eylon  antl   Welland;     Kast.
Chilliwack,   Messrs  lliekman   und
Brett;    Cninp Slough,  Messrs GUI
ami Minis,   ih-legates to lhe Synod:
Messrs Cooper, liiil and Capt. Royds
Alternates: Messrs, Royds, Somors,
Peyton,      nnd     Marrs,      were|
appointed   lo   proceed     nl    once'
toward the acquiring of u site for
Cliureh building purposes,    A  dis-
t'Ussiou also took plnce witli regard
to getting our own ehnrches ut Kast I
Chilliwuek uml Camp Slough, when
everything Kerned to lx- niost promising uf procuring   them   vory
Advertise in lj)v ft""-' Pw«,
Household Articles
El BoOo
The little immersion heater.     B oils
water in a few
El Stovo
Tin-   stove
whieh     boil
your     kettle
all cooking
purposes as
well as toasting.
El Perco
Makes deliu'
puis coffee
in   at   few
Phone 257        &   PUGH
Copyright, 1911
[By Small, Maynard & Co., Inc.
CHAPTER X,—(Continued)
The Emigrant Spirit
BONN1NGTPN waa a clerk with a
biK Insurance company. Hu lived
fuur houses below us on our
street, i suppose he was earning about
$1,800 a year when ho died. He
lefl tlve children and he never had
numey enough even tu insure In his
own company, Ho didn't leave u
eenl. When Helen Bonntngton came
back from the grave It was to face
the problem of supporting unaided,
either by experience or relatives, tlve
children ranging from twelve to one
Sho was a shy, retiring little body
who had sapped her strength in Just
bringing the children Into the world
and caring for them In the privacy of
her home. She had neither the temperament nor the training to face the
world. Hat she bucked up tu It. She
sold out uf the house what things sbe
could spare, secured Cheap rooms on
the outskirts of the neighborhood and
announced that she would do sewing.
Whut It cost her to come back among
her old friends and do that .is n par
tlcutarly choice type of agony that It
would be impossible for a tenement
widow lo appreciate. And this same
self-respect which both Helen's edu
cation and her environment forced her
to maintain, handicapped her In other
ways. You couldn't give Mrs. Bon-
nington scraps from your table; you
couldn't give her old clothes or old
shoes or money. It wasn't her fault
because this was so; It wasn't your
When her children were sick she
couldn't send them off to the public
wards of the hospitals. In the Ilrst
place half the hospitals wouldn't take
them as charity patients simply because she maintained a certain dignity
and in the second place thc Idea, by
education, was so repugnant to her
that lt never entered her head to try.
So sbe stayed at home and sewed from
daylight until sbe couldn't hold open
her eyes at night. That's where you
gel your true "Song of the Shirt." She
not only sewed her lingers to tbe bone,
but while duing It she suffered a very
line kind of torture wondering what
would happen to the live if she broke
down. Asylums and homes and hospitals don't Imply any great disgrace
to most of the tenement dwellers, but
to a woman of that type they mean
Hell. God knows how she did it. but
she kept the five alive and clothed and
In school until lhe boy was about
fifteen and went lo work. When 1
hear of the lone widows of the tenements, who are apt lo be very husky,
and who work out with no great mental struggle, and who have clothes and
food given them and wbo set the children to work as soon as they are able
to walk, I feel like gelling up In my
seal and telling about Helen Bonning-
ton—a plain middle-classer. And she
was no exception either.
1 seem to have mmoieu off a bit here,
but this was only one of many con
trusts whieh I made In these years
whieh seemed to me to be all In favor
of my new neighbors. The point Is
thnl nt the bottom you not only see
advantages you didn't see before, but
you're in a position lo use them. You
aren't shackled by conventions; you
aren't cramped by caste. The world
stands ready to help the under dog
but before It will lift a linger It wants
to see thc dog stretched out on Its
back with till four legs sticking up
In prayer. Of the middle-class dog
who lights on and on, even after he's
wobbly and enn't see, It doesn't seem to
take much notice.
However, Uuth started In with a few
reforms of her own. She made it a
point to go down and see young
Mlchele every day and wntch thut he
didn't get any more macnronl and
gravy. The youngster himself resent -
ed ihis Interference but tho parents
took It In good part. Then In
time she ventured further nnd
suggested that the baby would
be better off if the windows were
Washed to let in the sunshine
and the lloor scrubbed a bit. Finally
she became bold enough to hint lhat
It might be well to wash some of the
bed clothing.
The district nurse appreciated the
change, if Michele himself didn't and
I found that It wasn't long before Miss
Col ver was making use of this new
Influence In Lhe house, She made a
rati on ltuth and discussed her eases
with Iht unlit in Hie end she made of
her a sort uf tlrst assistant. This was
the beginning uf n new Held of activity
fur Uuth which Anally won for her ihe
name uf Little Mother. It WM wonderful huw quickly these people discovered the SW6el qualities in Uuth
that had passed all unnuili-eil In (he
old  life.
It made me very proud.
Ntw Opportunist*
1 had found that I was badly handicapped in all Intercourse with my
li.illiin fellow workers by ihe fact that
l knew nothing of their language and
that they knew but little Knglish. The
liandbap did not lie so much In (he
fact lhal we couldn't make oursclve-i
Understood' *we could after a rough
fashion- as It did in the fact lhat Ihls
made  a   barrier  which   kepi   our   two
nationalities sharply  donned,   l  was
always an American talking to nn
Italian.       The   buss   was   always   an
American  talking  tu  a   Dago,   This
seemed tu me a great disadvantage.
It ought lo be Just a foreman to bis
man or om* man to nnothrr.
The Chance tO acquire a new Inn -
gUBge I Ihuught had passed with my
high school days, but down here everyone was learning Knglish and so 1 resolved to study Italian. I made a
bargain with Giuseppe, (he yonni:
Mculpinr, who was now n frequent visitor at our lint, to tench me his language In return fur instruction In mine.
He agreed though he bad long been
gelling good Instruction at tho nighl
school. But the lad had found an appreciative friend In Uuth who not only
slncurely admired the work he was
doing bul who admired his enthusiasm
..ml his knowledge of ail. 1 liked him
myself for he was dreaming bigger
things than 1. To watch his thin
.becks grow red and his big brow.i
eyes (lash as he talked of some old
painting gave mo a realization ihat
i'nre was somelhicg else to be thought
of even duwn here tban moro monoy
siu.cess.    ll was good  fur me.
The poor fellow was driven almost
mad by having to offer for sale some
uf the easts which bis master .*nade
hint carry. He would have liked lo
sell only busts of Michael Angelo and
Dante and worthy reproductions of
the old masters.
"There nre so many beautiful things,"
be used to exclaim excitedly In broken
Knglish; "why should they want to
make anything -.hat is not beautiful?"
He sputtered time and time again
over the pity of gilding the -asts.
You'd have thought il was a crime
which ought to bo punished by banging.
"Even Dante," he groaned one night,
"that wonderful, white sad face of
Dante covered all over with gilt!"
"It has to look like gold before an
American will buy It," 1 suggested.
"Yes," he nodded. "They would even
gild the Christ."
Ruth said she wanted lo learn Italian with me, and so the three of us
used lo get together every night right
after dinner. 1 bought a grammar at
a second-hand bookstore but we used
to spend most of our time in memorizing the common every day things a
man would be likely to use in ordinary conversation. Giuseppe would
say, "Ha Ella il rnlo eappello?"
And I would say,
"Si, Signore, ho il di Lei Cappollo."
"Ha Ella 11 di Lei pane?"
"Sl, Signore, ho il rnlo pane."
"Ha Ella il mio zucchero?"
"Sl, Signore, ho 11 dl Lei zueeheru."
There wasn't much use in going
ovor sueh simple things in English for
Giuseppe and so Instead of this Uuth
would read aloud something from Tennyson. Afler explaining to him just
what every new word meant, she would
lei him read aloud to her the same
passage. He soon became very enthusiastic over the text itself and would
often stop her with the exclamation,
"Ah, there is a study!"
Then he would tell us just how he
would model whatever the picture happened lo be that he saw In his mind.
It was wonderful how clearly he saw
these pictures. He eould lell you even
down to how the folds of the women's
dresses should fall just as though.he
were actually looking at living people.
After a week or two when we had
learned some of the simpler phrases
Uuth and I used to practise them as
much as possible every day. Wc felt
• imi'' proud when we could ask one
another for "quel llbro" or "quell'
ablto" or "il cotello" or "il cucchialo."
I was surprised at how soon wc were
able lo carry on quite a long talk.
This new idea—that even though 1
was approaching forty I wasn't too old
to resume my studies—took root In
another direction. As 1 had becdmc
accustomed to thc daily physical exercise and no longer returned home
exhausted I felt ns though I had no
right to loaf through my evenings,
much as the privilege of spending them
with Uuth meant to me. My muscles
had become as hard and tireless as
those of a well-trained athlelc so that
al night I was ns alert mentally as
In the morning, lt made me feel lazy
tu sit around the house after an hour's
lesson in Italian and watch Uuth busy
witb ber sewing and see the boy bending over his books. Still 1 couldn't
tblnk of anything that was practicable
until I heard Giuseppe talk one evening about the night school. 1 had
thought this wns a sort of grammar
school with clay modelling thrown In
for amusement
"No, Signore," he said. "You can
learn anything there. And there Is
another school where you enn learn
Other Ihlngs."
I went oul thnt very evening and
found thnt the school he attended
taught nmong other subjects, bookkeeping nnd stenography—two things
which appealed to me strongly. But
In talking to Ihe principal he suggested
that before I decided I look Into the
night trade school which was run In
connection With a manual training
schoole, I took his advice and
there I found so many things I wanted
lhat I didn't knuw what to choose. I
was amazed at Ihe opportunity. A
man could learn here uboul any trade
In- cared to lake up. I loth tools and
matorlal wen* furnished blm. And nil
this was within ten minutes' walk of
tin- bouse. I could still have my enrly
evening! with Uulh ami lh*1 boy even
un tin* three nights I would be in
school nnlll a quarter past seven, spend
two hours at learning my trade, and
get back to tin1 house again before ten.
I don't see how a man could ask for
anything better than ibis.  Even then
1 wouldn't be away from home as much
us I often was In my old life. There
were many dreary stretches towards
lhe end of my service with Ihe United
WOOllen when I didn't get home until
midnight, And the only extra pay we
salaried men received for Ihnt was a
brighter hope for the Job ahead. This
was always dangled before our eyes
by Morse ns a halt when he wished
to drive us harder than usual.
I had my cholco of a course of enr-
pi-ntry. bricklaying, sheet metal work.
plumbing, electricity, drawing and pnt-
lern draughting, The work covered
from utie lu three years and assured
n man at the end uf thin time of n
position among skilled workmen who
make In wauen ns much ns many a
professional mnn, Not only (his, but
i man wllh stVh training ns this nnd
wtth ambition eould look forward with
out any great stretch of Imagination
to becoming a foreman in his trade
and eventually winning independence,
All this he could accomplish while
earning his daily wages as an apprentice or a common laborer.
Tho class In masonry seemed to be
more in line with my present plans
than any of the other subjects. It
ought to prove of value, I thought, to
a man in the general contracting business and certainly to a man who undertook the contracting of building
construction. At any rate it was a
trade In which I was told tliere was
a steady demand for good men and at
which many men wero earning from
three lo tlve dollars a day. I must
admit that at flrst 1 didn't understand
how bricklaying could be taught for
I thought it merely a matter of prac
tlce but a glance at thc outline of the
course showed me my error, lt looked as complicated as many uf thc university courses. The work included
Ilrst the laying of a brick to line. A
man was given actual practice with
bricks and mortar under an expert
mason. From this a man was advanced- when he had acquired sullicient
skill, lo the laying out of the American
bond; then lhe building of square piers
uf different sizes; then the building of
square and pigeon-hole corners, then
the laying out of brick footings. Tho
second year included rowlock and
bunded segmental arches; blocking,
toothing, and corbeling; building ami
bonding uf vaulted walls; polygonal
and circular walls, piers and e'llm-
neys; lire-places and flues, The
third year advanced a man to the
nice points of Mie trade such as tin-
foreign bonds—Flemish, Dutch, Roman
and Old Knglish; cutting and turning
of arches of all kinds—-straight enm-
bered, semi-circular, throe centred
elliptical, and many furms of Gothic
and Moorish arches; alsu brick panels
nnd cornices. Finally it gave practice
In the laying out of plans and work
from these plans. Whatever time waa
left was devoted to speed !n all these
tilings as far as ll was consistent With
accurate and careful workmanship.
I enrolled at once and also entered
a class ln architectural drawing which
was given in connection with this.
I came back and told Uuth and
though of course she was afraid It
might be too hard work for me she
admitted that in the end it might save
me many months of still harder work.
If it hadn't been for the boy I think
she would have liked to follow me
even In these studies. Whatever new
thing 1 took up, she wanted to take
up loo. Itul as I told her, it was she
who was making the whole business
possible and that was enough for one
woman to do.
The school didn't open for a week
and during that time I saw something
of Rafferty, He surprised me by coming around to the flat one night—for
what I couldn't imagine. I wus glad
to see him but I suspected that he had
some purpose In making such an effort.
I introduced him to Uuth and we all
snt down In thc kitchen and I told
him what I was planning to do this
winter and asked him why he didn't
join me. 1 was rather surprised that
the idea didn't appeal to him but I
soon found out that he had another
Interest which tuok all his spare time.
This Interest was nothing else than
politics. And Rafferty hadn't been
over here long enough yet to qualify
as a voter. In spite of this he was already ou speaking terms with the state
representative from our district, the
local alderman, and wns an active
lleutcnunt of Sweeney's—tho ward
boss. At present he was Interesting
himself In the candidacy of this sami
Sweeney who was the Democratic mn
ch|ne candidate for Congress. Owing
to some local row he was in danger
of being knifed. Dan had come round
to make sure 1 wns registered and to
swing me over if possible to the ranks
of the faithful.
The names of which he spoke so
familiarly meant nothing to me. I had
heard a few of them from rending the
papers but 1 hadn't read a paper for
three months now and knew nothing
at all about the present campaign. As
a matter of fact I never voted except
for the regulnr Republican candidate
for governor and thc regular Uepubli-
can candidate for president. And I
did that much only from habit. My
father had been a Republican and I
was a Republican after him and I felt
that In n general way this party Stood
for honesty uh against Tummanylsm.
Itut with councillors, and senators and
aldermen, or even with congressmen
I never bothered my head. Their election seemed to be all prearranged and
1 figured that one vote more or less
wouldn't make much difference. I
don't know as I evn thought thut much
about ll; I Ignored Ike whole mntler.
What wns true of me wns true largely
of the uther men In our old neighborhood. Politics, except perhaps for an
abstract discussion of the tariff, was
not a vital issue with any of us.
Now here I found nn emigrant who
couldn't as yet qualify as n citizen
knowing all the local politicians by
their Ilrst numes and spending his
nlghtl working for n candidate for
congress, Evidently my nrrlvnl down
here had been noted hy those keen
eye's which louk after every single vote
as a miser does his pennies. A man
bad been found who was nt least n
speaking acquaintance with me, and
plans already set on foot lo round me
I was Inclined at first to treat this
new devolopmnel na a Joke. But as
Rafferty talked on he set me thinking.
I didn't know anything about the
merits of the two present candidates
but wus strongly prejudiced to bellevt*
lhat tin* Democratic candidate, on general principles, was the worst nne.
However, quite apart from this, wasn't
Rafferty 1o*dny n better cltlr.cn than
I? Even admitting for the sake of
nrgum.nl that Sweeney was a crook
wasn't Itufferly who wns trying hi*
humble best to get him elected a liet
ter American lhan I who was willing
to sit down passively and allow him
lo be elected?
(To   be  Continued.)
All France has been congratulating
Itself ou Its new prime minister. Some
critics have declared that the acceptance of lhe premiership by M. Raymond I'oineare has given France the
strongest government she haa had
since she became a republic.
His position as the strong man
among French statesmen is shown by
the fact that two ex-Premiers have
consented to serve under him. His
hustling powers are proved by his
forming a cabinet in record time. Ten
hours and a taxi-cab were all that
were necessary.
ln taking up the premiership he Is
losing heavily from a financial point
of view. French statesmen are very
badly paid compared with English, and
the new premier has been making quite
tin- biggest income of any French barrister. Before taking to the law he
wus, like so many French statesmen, a
journalist, studying for bis legal examinations in the intervals of his
newspaper work.
A short, broad, bearded man, somewhat untidily dressed, Polncare is not
personally impressive except for his
square, grim chin, and crisp, slow
talk. He has the reputation of being
able lo dispose of any man or any
matter within five minutes.
But, if a man of few words In political life, it Is curious to hear that he Is
accepted by nil educated Frenchmen as
the greatest living French orator.
When be is engaged lu a ease the court
is thronged with junior men. studying
(be oratorical methods of the master.
Hul at times he has earned their chaff
as well as their nppluuse. French
courts of law ure more informal than
Once lho great barrister was cross•
examining a somewhat vulgar witness
who kept on answering "1 were." The
grammar Jarred on tho orator. Next
time it happened, ho remarked:
"Would you mind saying 'You whu".'"
and delighted grins spread round tho
But It Is seldom that a witness, Intentionally or otherwise, has scored
off I'oineare. IJe was once appearing
in a compensation case on behalf of
an employee on the Metropolitan, the
Paris Underground.
In the middle uf an impassioned address to the jury, a hostile witness—
French fashion, the witness was still
in the box—Interposed cuttingly just
when the orator was taking a pause
for breath with:
"This Is all very well, Mr. Counsel,
but 1 remember the time when I could
have bought your services for half a
The barrister swung round. "Probably", he remarked with a genial
smile; "and it is equally probable
that they were not worth It!" And,
without a moment's hesitation, he had
got into his stride again.
Some ten years ago the new prime
minister was on lhe verge of a duel
with a judge. Polncare had politely
protested against the judge's somewhat
bullying tone, but In vain. Then the
barrister was brought up short with a
brusque: "You have no authority
whatever for that statement."
The barrister stopped, and addressed
himself to the usher. "Would you kindly," he said sweetly, "find his lordship
some elementary treatise on the law of
contract? Or, here Is a penny. You
might get a copy of 'Law for the Unlearned' at the nearest newsagent's."
The Judge scowled and stalked out,
to compose a challenge.
The feud between the two was the
talk of all legal Paris. But the actual
duel was never permitted.
The new premier Is the most versatile of men. He has a passion for the
theatre, for racing, and for animals.
He is an A cad em lei an—one of the
famous forty "immortals." ln science
he Is nearly as eminent as in politics.
M. Polncare IsJ.everywhere honored
for his sturdy inflexibility and honesty.
But can he keep ln hand the brilliant
and Independent team he has under
him? Is the strong man strong enough
to prevent the cabinet from splitting
from within? That is what all France
is wondering. That ts thc puzzle of
We arrived at the bridegroom's house
where the flrst part of the ceremony
took place about eight ill the evening.
We found the bridegroom seated In
a large room, cross-legged, In front of
two large candles; on one side of him
sal the officiating priest and on the
olher the two best men. Thc bridegroom wns attired in a long red robe
and looked lhe picture of woe.
Facing him squatted all the guests,
boysnnd men, each one of them wearing a curious little round skull cup.
There was a pause In the proceedings
when the two "witnesses" left to go
to obtain the bride's formal consent
to the match. The bride was not present al the ceremony, uud had never
seen her Intended husband's face.
At Inst the "witnesses" returned to
announce that all wns well, and shortly afterward a curious smell of Incense
tilled the air, and the priest, taking the
bridegroom's right hand In his. began
lo chant prayers, or invocations, In a
low sing-sung voice almost like a
The assembly joined In later, all going through the same gestures of salaaming, washing the face and holding
Iheir hands out in front of them as
one holds a book. This lasted about
live minutes, there was a stir and then
the flrst part, the religious part, of the
ceremony was ul an end. The stewards ruse and threw dishes of bonbuns
and nuts among the guests, who
scrambled for them.
We were hurried down the narrow
stairs tu the huuse next door, which
happened to be thai of the bride, where
we were regaled with light refreshments, In the passage outside the
rldft's bedroom ensued a very quaint
ceremony, for now it was Ihe duly of
Iho "witnesses" to gain admittance to
It for the bridegroom.
Thoy bang on the door nnd shout,
ind women's videos answer from wlth-
ii. A good deal of dialogue went on,
if a humorous nature ng doubt, Judg-
ng from Ihe Inuirhter thut went on
irnund me, though It was nf course
conducted In Hindustani nnd colloquial
Chinese. It ihen appeared that the
door would not be opened until the
bride's dowry was forthcoming.
The "witnesses"—who are evidently
the "funny men" of the occasion—
banged again on the door und yelled
and shouted; the guests took up the
refrain and the hubbub was immense.
No use, the door would not budge and
a whispered consultation took place;
it was decided to pass over a small
amount of "earnest" to bind the bargain, but this didn't satisfy the doorkeepers, and there had to be more
bargaining and haranguing and shouting—all of which palaver was of course
part of the game, and the marriage
would not have been in "pukkah" form
If it had not been gene through.
At last the bargain was struck, the
door flew open. The bridegroom passed into the bridal chamber, where he
met his newly married wife face to
face for the tirst time. The rest of us
discreetly withdrew, but he was back
among us a few minutes later to accept
our congratulations and bow his acknowledgements. The bride seemed lo
have been quite  forgotten.
Then we all sat down to a sort of
wedding feast, nearly all composed of
Indian dishes, delicious curry nnd
Bombay ducks, sweet coffee, Indian
spices and cakes, curious, out-of-the-
way fruit, and to crown all, the huge
Iced wedding cake, wllh the two flags
of the proposed revolutionary party in
China  sugared un  top.
Afler eating we adjourned hi another room where an Indian orchestra
squatted on the floor and played weird
musical Instruments and a man beat
monotonously on a tomtom, After tho
overture, or intermezzo, or whatever
It was, a man In a huge white turban
Hang a love song, howling like a dog
In pain, He swayed to and fro as a
reed shaken by the wind, and tbo orchestra aeeompaiiied him, or rather it
played aboul while he was singing,
but lie won In llie end by several
When Tennyson was an undergraduate, there existed at Cambridge University a small but brilliant and Influential literary club originally called
tho "Cambridge Conversations Society." Later certain detractors, bee;.use
of lbc number uf its members, playfully dubbed It the "Apostles Society,"
a name wbleb.it joyfully accepted and
•ms reittlned ever since.
It was founded In 18-0 for debute
ami discussion on literary and philosophical topics. The success whicli
the members later achieved is striking. Of the well-known names are
thu.se of Arthur Henry llullam. tu
whose friend-hip with Tennyson we
owe "In Memoriam"; Richard Mmiek-
ton Milnes, afterwards Lord Houghton, poet, society leader, and brilliant
member of parliament; Trench, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin; Merivale
the historian; Charles Buller, who became one of the leaders In the House
of Commons ami a colleague of John
Stuart Mill in the Utilitarian movement; Frederick Denlson Maurice, and
John Sterling, whose memory has been
perpetuated In Carlyle's biography.
The Apostles usually met on S itur-
day night In the rooms of une of their
number. The host reud a political,
literary, or philosophical paper after
which he was subjected to a storm of
questions and criticisms. Refreshments, usually of coffee and anchovies
on toast, were provided, which sustained the company till the small luurs
of the morning.
An old Apostle wrote thut the pic-
lure which he carried away of Tennyson at one of these gatherings wis of
one "sitting in front of the fire, smoking and meditating, and now and then
mingling lu the conversation." At
these meetings Tennyson read most of
the poems that were published In his
i-*..*' and 1832 volumes.
After lhe poems were read they were
laboriously written out by each one
wbo wished lo have his own copy. The
Influence of Tennyson fn the university und the respect In which he was
held are shown by the debate held in
the Cambridge Union while he was
still an undergraduate—"Tennyson or
Milton:  which the greater poet?"
The enthusiasm of the Apuslles fur
practical causes, their power of testing the Ideals which they evolved 111
the Intellectual rivalry of their society,
is seen in the so-called Spanish Expedition. In the lung vacation of 1831.
Tennyson, Ilallam, Kemplc and other
Apostles went to Spain with money
and supplies for tbe Insurgent titles
of General Torrfjos, a leader in a i-j.'olt
against tlie tyranny of Ferdinand Vll.
Although they came safely home after some weeks, the danger of the affair was shown when, two years 1 iter,
Robert Boyd, a cousin of John Sterling, was captured with General Torri-
jos and some fifty Spaniards, and tair-
fered military execution at Malaga.
The continuation of the friendship
formed at < 'umhrldge is seen In tl *t
Sterling Club, organized by some old
Apostles, whieh numbered among Its
members, besides Tennyson and M lines
and others of (heir set, Edward l*ltz-
gerald. Thackeray, Car lyle, John .Stuart
Mill und Sir Pram-Is Palgrave.
Are Protestants more Intolerant thnn
Catholics? It Is a nice question, and
one that Is being debated Just now In
Ireland with some fury, Home Uuie
being apparently imminent, the electorate Is Invited lo consider the likelihood of a persecution of lhe Protestant
minority by the Catholic majority, and
while It Is not said that the price of
faggotl has actually risen in view of
the expected demniid, we must remember that all things have a beginning
and that milder measures are entitled
to a (rial. But now comes Home
Huh* Notes with a counter charge. It
Is not tin* Catholic south that would
establish the unto da fe, but thc Protestant north. Take, for example, says
Ibe scribe, the present condition In Mel-
fast. Catholics form one-third of the
population of (he northern elty, but no
Catholic Is allowed u plnce un the Harbor Roord, There Is only one Catholic
on the puy roll, and how he got there
henven only knows, There nre 437
salaried Officials In lhe service of the
city, nnd nnly nine of these arc Catholics. The total annual salary list
amounts to $.l3x.(,.!r,, but the nine Catholic* receive only $3,825 between them.
And so on.     Evidently Belfast Is luck
ing ln that broad and tolerant spirit
thai we should like lo see. Belfast
must reform if she Intends to hold aloft
lhe banner of religious liberty.
Supervisor Slattery, of Boston, Is
said to be the best rapid-tire story
teller from the Hub. Here is the pick
uf the bunch of anecdotes related on
a recent occasion:
"lt was a dull, dark day. The rain
came down depressingly and oppress-
ingly. A dejected teacher came to me
after school closed and said: 'I enn't
stand Jim uny longer. He comes late.
He won't pay attention, and he was almost abusive in refusing to stay in to
complete his arithmetic. He will have
to be sent to truant school.'
" 'I will go and see his mother about
It,' I said.
"When I reached the address I had
to go up a long flight of stairs and
along a narrow hall. I knocked at the
door and heard chairs being moved
ubout and an evident rearrangement of
things for thc benefit of the visitor
Whoever he or she might be. Presently the door was opened and Jim's
mother said, 'Come In.' I gave her my
"'Vuu are Jim's--? I can't remember what It Is, bul he Is always talking about you. Yuu ought tu hear
what be Bays aboul yuu.'
"Tm his supervisor,' i said, wonder*
lug all the time what Jim had been
saying  abOUl   me.
"'Hay,' began Jim's mother, before I
could give the object of my visil, 'Ain't
Jim great ?"
"'Is he?'  I   repeated.
"'M.v. yes, of course he Is. I don'l
know what I'd have dune without blm.
Vuu didn't know his father. Ills
father loft nie when Jim was born, and
look all lhe money 1 hud saved up lu
that bb: cup thoro nway und I've never
seen blm since. Itul I'm doing fine,
llow. Yull see .lllll gels Up III four
o'clock every morning utul helps with
a milk round. At noon be brings ur
lakes home washing I du. And after
school he has a paper ruiiud, and be
brings me ail ids money, say, ain't
.llm great!'
"I went back lo the school and when
1 saw Jim's teacher I said, 'I've seen
Jim's mother.'
■"What did she say?'
"'Say, ain't Jim great!' 1 replied.
Then I explained.
"'I guess Jim can stay on,' was his
reply."  '
If you go to one of thelargest linen-
wear establishments in Boston you
will iind an alert young superintendent
in charge. The superintendent Is
"Jim," whu. the teacher understanding
his circumstances, was given another
chance and made good.
Supervisor Slattery Is Miss Slattery,
one of the most prominent educationists uf New England.
Sumetlmcs wc are told that Europe
has now been so carefully combed
over that lhe search for picture masterpieces is foredoomed to failure. And
yet twu pictures by Rubens have just
been found in second-hand shops In
Belgium. One of them Is "The Holy
Trinity," and the other represents Lot
fleeing from Sodom, nnd they had been
sold for about twenty dollars each by
their original owner. In whose family
they had been for generations.
Another remarkable discovery of a
similar nature is that of a hitherto unknown room In the Palazzo Vecchio in
Florence, a room that is believed to be
tbe famous "scrlttojo" or study of Cos-
lino Medici. It measures forty feel by
twenty feet, and has a magnificent
celling with beams from wall lo wall,
tbe whole being covered wllh paintings. The hall Is surrounded with a
beautiful painted frieze, and on one of
the beams is the artist's name, "Franc-
Bach . . .," evidently Francesco
Bachlacca. who died in 1507, nnd who
is known to have had a commission
from Duke Coslmo to execute Just such
a work. It seems strange that there
Should still be unexplored parts of the
great Florence palaces, of which thc
existence must surely be disclosed by
the architectural plans.
The thumb confesses the man; no
mun Is clever enough to deceive It. It
has been divided Into three parts, typifying the three qunlilles thnt muster
the world—will, logic, and love. The
fist, or nail phalange, signifies will;
the second, logic; the third, which is
the boundary of the Mount of Venus,
When the thumb is unequally developed and the flrst phalange Is extremely long. It Is neither lovo nor
logic that governs the Individual, but
merely sheer will. If the middle phalange be much longer than the flrst,
reason predominates; yet the man may
not have the power to will himself to
do that which his reason dictates.
When the third phalange Is long and
the thumb Is short, man Is revealed as
the slave of (he senses, guided neither
by will nor reason.
If thc thumb is supple*join ted, the
I roli vidua I Is easy-going, spendthrift
careless of time, money, energy, oppor-
tunlty and all things.
If It he linn-jointed he Ik cautious,
watchful, keen, diplomatic, tireless In
planning, confident and sure uf success,
self-possessed and self-controlling.
Within the last year or so the Newberry ami Crorar libraries of Chicago
have extended their collections of
Oriental literature until tbey now possess 30,000 volumes In Chinese, Thibetan, Muncbii. Mongul, uml Jnpunesc.
Muny uf lho Mulichu hunks are unique,
as In (he present nntl-dynuslie revolution in China Munchii relics are being
destroyed, and a yellow cover Is sullicient to doom n book to (he flumes,
regardless of Us rarity and historical
value. When China emerges from disorder and Its scholars take an Inventory of Its libraries ll Is more than
likely that copies of many of Its great
books will be found preserved only In
Chicago. The Newberry nnd Crerur
libraries procured their Chinese. Tht-
beiaii and Japanese books through Dr.
Iterlhobl Luu fer. one of the most eminent Chinese scholars In the country,
who made n three yearn' expedition
Into China nml Thibet for the Field
Furnishings, Carpets, Rugs, Linoleum, Curtains,
Comforters, Blanhets, Sheets, Floor Oil
Dishes, Glassware,.Etc., Etc.
Has Positively Decided to Retire from the Furniture Business in Chilliwack and has put his very
large Stock on the market at Sacrifice Prices.
Sale Starts Friday April 26th
And will continue until the entire stock is disposed of.      The first to come will get the best
variety to choose from.   This opportunity gives you the privilege of buying Furniture and Furnishings at practically your own price.   The stock must be cleared out at an early date.
Do Not Delay or You •will Miss  the Chance
of a Life Time.   Don't Miss It.
The real danger of Catarrh lies in
putting off treatment, You may have
Catarrh yourself, but you may nol
know it. Before the disease spreads
frum your nose lo the stomach, lungs,
or bronchial lubes, rool lt out—cure
it with "Catarrhozono," Look over
the following symptoms—then examine yoursolf;
Difficult   Breathing Raising Phlegm
Bad   Breath Stuffy  Nostrils
Frequent Sneezing Ears Buzzing
Watery  Eyes Hacking Cough
Bad Taste Droppings
Don't continue lo burden your system I'ot- another day with the germs
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and for many years have constantly
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try Catarrhozone, and find that by
using the Inhaler on the first touch
of a cold or la grippe I am able to
•tay it in a few hours. I have been
able to breathe through my nose freely since using Catarrhozone; in fact,
I am completely cured. (Signed: EI_-
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you'll get cured. Hy mall from the
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and Kingston, Ont.
Canon James Denton Thompson,
whose appointment as bishop of Sodor
and Man has just been approved by
King George, Is an author of considerable prominence, us well as an Interesting minister. He was born ln
1856, and since 1905 has been rector
of Birmingham. One of his best-
known books Is "Church and the People." He is fond . f outdoor life and
plays a good game  of golf.
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Mrs. Jaw back—"You're a wretch, but
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again I'd marry you just the same."
Mr. Jawback—"1 bol you a dollar you
• •    •
Chairman (addressing u meeting) —
"1 am sure we will all be very sorry
our secretary is not hero to-night. 1
can nol say we miss 'Is vacant chair,
but I do say we miss 'is vacant face."
»   *   ♦
Clerk—"Can you let mo off tomorrow afternoon? My wife wants me to
uo shopping with her."
Employer— "Certainly not. We are
much too busy."
Clerk—"Thank you very much, sir.
Ymi uru very kind!"
• •    *
Flrsl City Man—"How aru you coming along with your poultry venture?"
Second Ditto—"I've been swindled. 1
bought three Incubators of different
makes, und nol une of Ihem hus laid
an egg yet!"
• •   •
"1 can trace my descent for 500
years." , **>%.
"Sure enough?"
"Yea. How far can you trace your
"Not very far. But I never claimed
to have descended so far as you."
• •   *
Glbbs: So the automobile you bought
arrived yesterday. By the way, wasn't
that Dr. Evans I saw out in It with
Dibbs: Yes; 1 thought I'd be on the
safe side and have a doctor alor.f*. in
case I needed one.
M. Durand (a retired butler, to his
wife: Just look how this cloth Is laid!
And this fowl Isn't cooked properly
either. Why don't you speak to Jane
about lt?
"I'm so afraid that if 1 show her
how things should be done, she'll guess
tbat we have been servants ourselves
m    e    e
"Do you believe In the principle of
tho Recall for Judges, Weary?" asked
Dusty Hobo, as he and Weary Waggles met en route for warmer climes.
"No, I don't," growled Weary. "De
last judge I was up before recalled
that I'd been up before him five times
before that, and gimme six mont'- extra for It."
"That fellow Is too slick for me.
Sold me a lot that was two feet under
water. I went around to .demand my
money back."
"Gel  It?"
"Get nothing! Then he sold me a
second-hand gasolene launch and a
copy of 'Venetian Life,' by W. D, How-
• •   •
"I understand that your wifa and
Mrs. Exe are not on speaking terms."
"It's so, confound It! And it Is going to cost me monej."
"Indod, In what way?"
"Oh, my wife now propose, to give
a big dinner purty fo that she can
snuit Mrs. Exe by not inviting her."
• •   •
"1 believe de recall 'ud help to reform
me," said Plodding Pete.
"What difference would de recall
make to you?" Inquired Meandering
"If we had it, I t'Ink I'd quit dis roving life nn' settle down an' try to git
back at some o' dese Judges dat keeps
sendln' me up."
t   •    •
Hawkshaw Holmes—"I wish to be
Doctor—"What's your business?"
Hawkshaw Holmes—"I am a detective."
Doctor—"Stand out of line, please,
and give somebody else a chance.
There lu no danger of you ever catching anything."
m    e    e
The thank-ynu-marm was a big one.
and as Mrs. Wagg's car bounded jver
it the chauffeur was Jounced a full
three feet up In the air, landing safely
In his sent, however, on his return.
I "You see, my dear Mrs. Dubbs," aald
Mrs. Wugg, "why I call Wimps my
safety chauffeur. He lights only on
the box."
! " ' '
1 Wlnklchy gased at thc new triplets
witb fatherly pride, but not n littl.* apprehension tn his eye. nevertheless.
"What arc you thinking, dear?" asked  Mrs. Wlnklchy, softly.
"Nothing, dear, nothing," ho cald,
falterlngly, "only dun't you think thnt
It would ba wiser for us hereafter to
build up our little family on the Instalment plan?"
t   •    •
During a Htrlke on the North British
Hallway, much dllllculty was expert -
t-nced In finding engineers to keep the
necessary trains running. One of the
substitutes, a young fellow, run some
distance pUl a Station, and then, putting back, ran as much ton far the
olher way. He was preparing to make a
third aliempt. when the Station m*cnt
shouted, lo lhe great amusement of the
"Never mind, Tnmmns; stay whore
you are!    We'll shift the stutinn."
• |    i
"Bul pa," whimpered Johnny, "ma's
spanked me already for bein' ans^y to
"Well, I'm going to wallop you «"'.»r tt.
loo," retorted his father. "And do you
Know why?"
"Well," Hald Johnny, resolved to get
the great est amount of satisfaction
out Of a hopeless ntntc of affairs, "I
gUOSS H's beotll what's snss for the
BOOSe Is suss for the gander."
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The late Henry Labouchere was with
the British legation in Washington for
ten years. One dny n strident Britisher
blustered Into the oiliee where Labouchere was, and demanded on audience with his country's representative,
Labouchere answered that the British
minister wus out. and asked whether
be mfght not do for the business In
hand. The visitor replied that "no
understrappers" would do; he woul 1
wait for the minister's return. La-
bouohore lmperlurbably smoked nis
cigarette, and after two hours prepared
to leave for the day.
"When will the minister return?"
asked the visitor.
"I don't know exactly," answered I_a-
"You don't know! And this la a
British representative! Where has he
gone ?"
"To England. He sailed from New-
York last Saturday."
During a certain court-martial trial
held In New Mexico, a colored sergeant was called to testify against a
lleutenunt, formerly his troop-commander, now charged before the court
with Intoxication and neglect of duty.
"You say that the lieutenant told
you to march the troop down to So-
nnd-So's ranch and there go Into
camp?" asked the Judge-advocate.
"Yes, suh," replied the African ser-
"Well, from previous testimony. It
seems that your troop went thut night
without water."
"No. siah; we didn't git no watah."
"Well, how wns that? There was
plenty of water at the ranch. They
didn't prohibit you from getting water,
did they?" asked the Judge-advoeate.
"Oh, no, suh! Dey wnrn't no pro-
'bltlon about it. Dey wos watah dere,
but dey Just wouldn't let us hub It."
The "won't works," many of whose
careers of laziness havo been revealed
In thc police-courts during recent
yenrs, huve achieved some remarkable
records of Idleness; bul the case of a
gardener who recently committed suicide out of sheer disinclination to go
on working is surely unique. This mun
did nol mind starting u Job, but he
could never be Induced to finish it, and
he reminds one of thfl man about whom
tho wife recently complained to the
magistrate al Wood Green police court.
She described her husband as a pieceworker, and It seemed that he only
worked on Wednesdays, when It wns
his custom to put lu two hours' loll.
Another ease wua thai of a mnn
sentenced to three years' penal servitude for theft. Ills ago was forty, and
It was stated lhat be had only done one
day's work In his life. This was during the taxl-cnb strike, when he wheeled n burrow of luggugo from Charing j
Cross to Euston.
Thoro nre nt least half*a-do„on
claimants to tho title of the laziest
man In England. A good first would bo
tho lazy man of Tottcnhum, whose
cuse excited so much amusement some
twelve months ago. Although bo found
it Impossible to sleep all thc twenty-
four hours of the day, ho tried very
hnrd, Ho was practically dragged
from his bed to tho police-court by his
Indignant wife, but ho promptly went
back to bed again when he had been
lectured liy the magistrate and had
paid the penally of tils Idleness.
Then there was lhe County Clare
mini, who went to bed wben he was
ten and did not get up again until he
was thirty-mine, Then for some mysterious reason lie began to get bored.
He rose from his couch In 1907, took to
(lie strenuous life, and wus lust heard
of escorting a coal-truck.
Due man, brought up a month or two
ago ut tho Wtllesden police court
charged with sleeping out, actually
fell asleep in the dock while the magistrate was pronouncing sentence.
Another man, who had not worked for
so long that he had forgotten whether
be was a gardener or a painter, when
nsked by the magistrate whether he
bad anything to say, replied with a
drawl, "Hardly worth while," and disappeared with a yawn into the cells
Vet another case was that of the
man of fifty-nine who, when the policeman said he had never done a day's
work In his life, protested indignantly
lhat "he Mice did a bit of 'oppin'."
With the Hones
If there Is one thing more certain
lhan another, It Is that the modern
trainer is coming more nnd more to
lepend upon patience, skill und brains
to produce the results be desires tban
upon the aid of advenlious accessories,
which were so greatly relied upon In
thc olden times. We very seldom see
the forty-ounce Bhoes on a trotter ln
these times, In the effort lo mako that
horse be a trottor, wben lie shows by
every Indication thai he wants to be
a pacer, How many of tho horses
thai havo never come to anything
have been broken down by somo of the
absurd attempts lo make them Into
something not Intended by nnture for
thom to be, no one enn tell, but hud
tbey received a different sort of treatment it is equally impossible to tell
what degree of success they might
have achieved. lt is probably true
that lbo modern Improved-bred horse
Is an easier horse to train, to determine, than were those of a former generation, but that does not militate
against the opinion here advanced,
that the modern trainer Is certainly
depending more upon Intellect than
upon aids to bring the horse to his
highest state of elllclency.
Horse-racing, which has been termed the sport of kings, has an origin
dating many years farther back In history lhan any other sport enjoyed by
the people of this generation, and Judging from Its present standing. It is very
apt to outlive them all. There is no
contest that will excite a crowd to so
high a pitch of enthusiasm as a hard
fought horse race. There are Interesting sports such us baseball, football,
running, etc.. but they nil fall to bring
the large crowd to Its feet as do the
struggling equlnes ns they enter the
home stretch and strive to the wire.
However, the future of this grand
sport depends entirely on the manner In which the races are conducted. There nre dishonest men in the
race horse business as In every other
business. It would be unnatural were
they absent.
Owners nre, as n general rule, the
men who nre buck of most of the
crooked denls put through on race
tracks nnd the trainer and driver are
the tools the owner uses to gain his
desire. The trainer, however, Is often
in the little game himself, and, of
course, at the honest owner's expense
—thc man who Is paying him so much
per month to train and drive his horse,
and expecting him to win.
Laying up heats Is about the mildest form of cheating Indulged In by
drivers, but very often It Is done not
only to win the race thereby, but
to win money in the books. When
starting ln a largo field of horses, and
getting nway bad, u driver seems justified In laying up a heat, but when the
stnrllng judge gives him a fair break
with the remaining starters nnd bis
horse goes a reasonably steady mile,
he must try to win or he Is violating
the rating rules. There are many
horseman who do not believe In punishing a driver for laying up a heat or
two, providing he wins the race In the
end. They argue that in a three In
five contest u horse hns five chnnces
in which to win, and having to beat
thc flag every heat, he should be allowed to win ns best he cun, by laying
up one or two henls or going out lo
win right from the first, Just as the
driver desires.
Mr, E. Cunllffe-Owen tells ui why
Archbishop Ireland failed to receive thc
Bed  Hat.    hi  the spring of   IMS,  and
upon the advice of the archbishop, the
I'ope offered his mediation between the
United States nnd Spain. Tbe offer
was declined, and rather airily, although the mediation of the Vatican
had been eminently successful In other]
dispute! of a similar nature. In this
Instance the abortive offer wns felt to
bt> a humiliation! and it was a humiliation for which Archbishop Ireland
was held responsible. He had failed
as u diplomat; Inasmuch ns he should
have been assured of his ground bo-
fore prompting the offer from the Vatican. Whatever blessings may await lbc
peacemaker, there Is evidently a penalty attached  to the unfruitful effort.
leaves by-laws to lhe ratepayer and
the voter. No one will reform Mr.
Stlgglns out of existence. As long as
people drink too mucli or drink loo
little there will remain the man who
stumbles along with a foot In either
boat. And so long as competitive
industry Is so keen a fight, Scrooge will
be a beast for fifty-one weeks and a
Father Christmas for one. But the
workhouse of Oliver Twist already is
upon the brink of condemnation. Already the civility of dependence is
regarded as servility by independence.
Where the pauper was kept meekly in
a cage and expected to squeak thankfully for a ha'porth of grain porridge,
he Is classed nowadays as a criminal,
But lhat Is an Improvement. And the
time will come when the tribal spirit
of man will refuse to dishonor its
parent, by penning them In a barracks, or to allow tho "weaker brother" or the "waster" to be degraded
at auch enormous expense. Dickens
fought the workhouse because It did
not want to give Oliver more food than
was prescribed by the dietary, The
modern opponent of the workhouse regards It as nn expensive nulsnnce,
sometimes even as a luxurious scandal,
Suffered for Six Yeare. but Found
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Marie East, Itonuveulure Co., Quebec (Special).—Mr, I'eter Bernard, u
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"I Buffered for six years from crumps
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Mrs. Gamp gets more und more Impossible In these days of Eugenics.
Sir Francis Gallon's Ideas of race philosophy are today accepted, while those
of Mrs. Gamp ate doubted even whore
tliey are not execrated.
The Rev. Allan Stoekdale, n Congre-
galionalist pastor, of Cambridge, Mne-
BachUBOttB, bus Issued n notice to Ills
flock Inl limit Ing tbnt no ono need stay
awuy from church because they full
asleep, "There are many reasons," ho
Hays, "why men go to sleep. Many of
Ihem have been hustling during thu
week, and when they come Into the
Warm Church nml restful pews they
cannot avoid sleeping. Heavy nir nnd
heavy   sermons   are   also  responsible;
ie music soothing, too. Let tho man
fall asleep, llie rest will du him good
"Hns Dlnny got a stlddy Job ylt, Mrs.
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"Ho has thnt." said Mrs. Mulc.ihey.
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Mow many of thc social evils nt-
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nil of them, for thc artist only tights
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Owing to so much unfavorable weather, many farmers over Western
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otherwise water damaged. However, through the large shortage In
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and drought of lasl summer In tho United States, Eastern Canada and
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So much variety in quality makes It Impossible for those less experienced to Judge the full value that should be obtained for such grain,
therefore the farmer never stood more In need uf the services of the
experienced and reliable grain commission man to act for him. In the
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"Ye Rascals and Vagabonds"
(By William Slavehs McNult)
"Rascals nnd Vagabonds!" Three of
us, my wife, Liilly Wilson—a character
man— and 1; all temporary deserters
from llie legitimate, doing penance In
vuudeville with u one-act play.
Way found us in Chicago with an
open week, and a small-time book
agent sent us to Palladium, 111., to llii
In lhe lust three days.
"New man just startin' up down
there," hu snid us he made out our cun-
trncts; "I think h# wears whiskers.
Here's the letter 1 gol from him."
It bad a printed bending, lt rend:
"J. J. THOMPSON, Palladium. Illinois.
Dealer In Hcul Estate. Butter und
eggs and flue milk. Old clothes and
second- bin ii I Iron bought at right
prices. Chickens und vegetables and
berries In Benson. My daughter does
dressmaking nice. Try Thompson's
home-made candies, It's line. Hauling
and plowing done If you nre In need
of teams ami help.    Bee me."
"A nun In danvllte, that's nboul forty
mile north of this place and a little
west ihat 1 know a Utile bit tins a
theater place mnde there on high sireet
where tbe meat shop was before he
made It a theater WttOro be lias hoiiic-
tltucH acting like darning ami singing
and anyiiig runny things told me you
rented him those folks thai did It for
him. 1 am milking a theater Uiu* tlmt
here ami have got II Dearly made now
and won b| I lite some of those folks
•ome here thursday Friday and satorday
next week wben I tblnk I will have II
done. I will pay tbem like the man
I know lu danvllle pays them fifteen
dollars for each one three days, bul
If you got any cheaper Is good actors
■end me tbu cheap ones, Bond me two
or three for tlrst and If folks like to
look at them 1 will order some mure
fer afler that, dual send nny lady
aoters lhat lift there feel much when
tl.ty are dancing some folks bere thin
It is bad and would not like it. hop
Ing you are well.
"your frend
"J. J. Thompson."
"Uhu!" said Hilly, wearily, when he
had finished it. "I knew something
was going to happen to us! I didn't
hear ihat 'Grip' whistling 'Home, Sweet
Hume' back on the stuge last week, foi
Hilly was a pessimist—with cause
and fat, which robbed him of the uul
ace of sympathy.
Also he was honest, and this little
Idiosyncrasy wns ull that barred I im
from the fame and fortune of an Al
con. man, for he owned u longuo ibat
could talk three cheers for socialism
•ut of the Czur of all the Kusslus.
Palladium proved to be one of those
municipal remnunts lhat the rallruud
hnd shelved by passing a mile to une
aide of it. Thursday morning fuund
ue In a rickety spring wagon with tho
legend "Hus" painted on one side,
gazing over the mile of death and
worse, epitomized in the pralrle-scape
that intervened between the station
-and the town.
"What kind of a theatre huve they
got over here?" my wife asked lhe
"Theaylre?" he echoed, "show theny-
tre? Ain't none. Show come here
four yeur ago this spring, and they
got the odd Fellus to let 'em use their
halt fer a show place. They did a
nice show, them folks. They're all
t-one now. 'cept one fella tbat did
■ bores (or ole man Dillon fer a spell.
He up un' run off to Danville '1th the
ole man's girl un' gut married lo her
there.     My! Dillon's hoppln' mad when
he gut buck!    Uut ye' know  that
fella he got bis hair cut an' growed
him a mustache un' durn ef be. don't
look's decent an' ntee's unybudy else
now! Ves, sir! An' be works tine,
tou. 1 tell 'em's lots o' show folks
Jest like other people, ef ye' out their
hair oft 'tin an' give 'em n chance.'
He turned around In his teat and SiSed
us up carefully. "Are you a show
he Inquired,
"Vuu lell him, Mac." snld Hilly. "1
feel sort of modest about ll, somehow."
I told him.
"Well! Well! Whnt kind of u show-
are ye"'"
"Farce-tragedy In two people nnd n
fat man," snld Hilly.
"I ain't never Reen thnt one. Is It
"It is not!"
"Oh. do ye* die In HT"
The hind-wheel «f the buckbonrd
went Into a hub-deep rut with u spine-
cracking (hump. Hilly groaned. "Almost." he snld.
The driver stared at Hilly, perplexed.
"Vou look awful healthy and fat fer
a show actor," he said. "Say, I bet
you could be a drummer un' mnke a
lol o* money ef ye'd learn how. Why
don't yo?"
"('nnt,' snld Hilly. He tapped his
brow, meaningly. "Head's wrong.
Cracked. Vuu know, burn that way.
Rich man's stomach, but my bruins
suffer wlib indigestion."
"Nn!" snid the driver.
"Fact!" said Hilly.
"Well* Well!" Ihe driver nodded
aympathetically. "So that's why ye'
go 'round with a show, hey?"
"My friend," said Hilly, earnestly, "I
believe It."
The town Itself was u one-street civic
abort ion.      The   business section  was
one  block  long;   tm one side it  pool
room:   on   the  other  an   undertaking
establishment and a blacksmith shop.
The hotel wns—there! there! We
mustn't delve Into tragedy.
We registered nud went out to look
for the theatre.
The eleventh man we nsked hnd nn
"O—n—n~h yes," he snld, "You
must mean thut thingumajig Jim
Thompson's been a-rlggln' up over In
the ole Dunbar place.     Is thai It?"
"Sounds like ll," I snld. "Where
Is It ?"
lie showed It to us. Ouch! It wai
nn old frame house, set fur back from
tlie street In the middle of an otherwise vacant block. The roof was perceptibly wenry, and thc shingles turn
ed up at the lues, We walked silently
up Ibe little pulh that led ln from the
sireet, winding through tbo wuisi-high
growth of weeds, und stood in front
of the ramshackle old building, looking dazedly at our photographs set up
on the Inside sill of one of the front
Some one was hammering inside, nnd
wo went in. The partitions had ull
been knocked out, making one big
room, perhaps twenty feet wide und
lifty long. It was totally bnre save for
n smnll, partially finished platform at
Iln* rear, and a little box arrangement
overhead with a ladder leading to it,
that 1 recognized as a rough Imitation
of the regular moving picture booth.
Working on the platform was u man
who was the image of what Abraham
Lincoln would have looked like If he
luul  been  half-witted.
A lanky, stoop-shouldered, turkey-
nocked, sllmpy-looklng girl, ubout
eightcen or twenty, snt In a ehair
watching him.
"Mr. Thompson?" I Inquired,
The man got up. "Vn us, nub," h
drawled,    "Ya— nn, suh.     Thom'son'
mail name."
I Introduced myself.
"Oh, ya —its; y'nll's the folks Ah
writ to Chicago loh. Ah'tn right pleased
to know yuh, suh."
The man's ma liner was a peculiar
mixture of .simple. COUtteOUl pohie, and
thu air of a yellow dog thai has worn
the can nud evidently expects to weal'
11   again.      Me   was  altogether  vague.
lie gave the Impression of a pencil
drawing badly smudged,
"What's the idea?" 1 asked, looking
around the hurt* room. "Von can't
glvo a 'bow here tonight, cun you?
"Why  Ah d'know.    Reckon
might'- well suuln's how y'll's here Ah
didn't know fob sure If yuh was com
in' o' not,"
"Why,  Good   Lord!"   1   said.       "You
haven't got the stuge done, yuu hav.
n't gol any footlights, no curtain, n
seats in the place how do you expect tu gel ready to give a show  tonight?"
He wagged his bead helplessly. "Ail
d'know," he said.
"Nobody in town seems io know
lhat you're even thinking uf opening
up," I went on,
"No, suh," he said. "Ah ain't said
nothln' much to nobody about It. Ah
didn't aim to till Ah got all fixed up.
I guve him up, "Well," I said, "I've
got my contract. You understand,
you've got to pay me what thut calls
for whether you're ready for us to
play or not? We're here. It's not
our fault If you don't get tlxed up."
His face flushed and he straightened
up. "Ah undehsiun'." be said. "Ah
got y'all's money for yuh. Ah wouldn1
o' ohde'd yuh If Ah hadn't had the
money  to puy foh yuh."
"This a dry town?" Bill interrupted.
"Ya—as, suh."
"Bowling alley?"
"No, suh."
"Any place near where there's good
"No, suh."
"Well, wouldn't you like to huve us
give you a hand In fixing this dump?
We've gut to do something to keep
away from the hotel till bedtime."
"Would yuh, suh?" said Thompson.
gratefully. "Ah'd be awful obliged.
Twuuld be u pow'ful help. Y'oll's know
mo' ubout makln' a theateh thun ne
oil. Ah forgot. Ah'd like yuh to know
mnh duughleb."
The girl got up, bowed stlllly three
times,   roughed   and   sal   down.    She
wns   no  more     ill-favored    than    her
father, hut being a womnn, her ungaln
liness was more s'artllng.
" A typical child of the sunny South."
subi uuiy, gravely.
Thompson's face glowed.      "Ya- ua
sub,"   he  snld.   proudly.      "Ain't   she
though!    Jos'  Ihul.    Tbe spit  o'  whut
her mollieh  was.      We'all's  f'um  \T
"What arc you laughing at Mac?"
Billy Inquired,
"Thai—that funny mnn WO met on
the  train,"  I  gurgled,  helplessly.
"Cut It out. Hilly," I told him later.
"It's a shame to guy the poor old dub."
"1 know il," ho said aggrievedly, "but
no man thai don't gel paid for It's got
any right to be that funny!"
Wc lived up a curtain out of some
muslin  thut   the old man's    duughter
sewed up for us;   made a tin trough
to set a lol of oil lamps In for footlights;   tacked another sheet of mus
Iin ovei the rear wall nl the buck of the
Utile platform lo answer for a back
drop; picked out the furniture we need
ed fur our stage setting at a furniture
store, and by night we bad quite u ne.it
lillle Stage rlfgld up.      UUly went tu
the printing olllco with thc old man
and   got  oul  a  thousand  dodgers  announcing tbe "Grand   Opening"    that
We helped him get over a lot of
obi high "backed pew_ that he had purchased from n defunct church, aud i
little wheezy orgM to do duty fur un
ure lies trn.
He hud n second-hand picture mn-
chine and a couple of reels uf films,
inii thi* operator he had *jenl fnr failed
to show up and the girl he had engaged to pluy the organ, came over
nbout four o'clock lo lell blm that
father hnd forbidden her to pluy In n
thentre, so it devolved on the ihree of
us lo provide the entire programme.
Hy six o'clock we had things as nrnr-
ly ready as Mich things ever would be.
The obi mnn wns very much exalted,
"Villi's think ten cents Is loo much
to ebnhge 'em lo git In?" he nsked us,
"I'm a modest mnn." Hilly told him,
"and a  peaceful one;   Imt  If any litlle
man lolli mt to my face thai the feast
• if song, fun and drama that we've
none to the trouble to cook up for to-
nbrht isn't Worth ten cents a plate, I'll
insult blm."
We nie onr supper nnd got bnck early
to make up.
Ily seven o'clock nil the boys thnt had
distributed bills were In lhe house; by i
eight  there were twenty more people
...altered around among the gloomy
uld pews. We started the show ami
went through it from beginning to end
undisturbed by either lute arrivals or
After it was over two men demanded
tbeir money back because there hadn't
been uny dancing, and une woman
threatened Thompson wllh the ven
geance of tho law because 1 bad mado
use uf the expletive "Darn" in llie
course of lhe act,
"Y'al.'s reckon they'll be a biggeh
crowd out to-morrow night?" the old
man Inquired, hesitatingly, as we were
"Why!" said Hilly. "Didn't you think
there were jusi about enough lonighl?
1 thought it was a very nice, exclusive
lillle party, myself. You know If too
muny come at one time they're liable to
get boisterous."
"Ya—us,   such,"  said   the  old   mnn,
"Ah , Ah reckon so, bul , but the
money "
"Oh!" snld Hilly, "wero you hoping
lo mnke money out uf lliis proposition?"
"Vu— us, sub," snid the old man, sol
"Thc mnn Ah know In Danville, ho
made n lot of It, an' Ah reckoned on
belli' able  to "
"Ah, wake up!"   Billy suddenly *
ploded, disgustedly.
"What's Danville, wllh fifty or sixty
thousand people, got to do with a buig
of only six or seven hundred? It's none
of my business, I know, bul it Jiurts my
vanity to see nn animal that walks on
lhe same number uf legs I do make
sueh u fool or himself. Good Lord,
uuin! Can't you see that you haven't
got lhe ghost of a chance to piny even
on ihis proposition? Your houso here
won't hold more lhan two hundred; if
you packed It full every night of the
week you wouldn't any more thnn make
running expenses. If yon know that
two and two make four you must knuw
tbut you haven't gol any chunee,
What's Up- matter with yuu, anyway?"
"Vnll's I hi till, sub," snld the old mun,
"(hut Ah won't be able to mnke any
money, suh?"
"Think!" snld Billy. "I know! Can't
you see II yourself?"
"Ya—-as, suh," said the old man,
dully; "Ah reckon All kin. Ah thank
yuh, suh, foh tellin' me. Ah was honln'
so heavy lo muke some money, Ah
reckon Ah didn't see things rightly,
"Somebody got a lino young gold
brick you want to hurry up aud buy
before It gets rusty?" Hilly asked.
"No, sub," said the old man. "mall
daughteh—as y'nll's were kind enough
to suy, suh, she's a child o' tho sunny
South; Ah should never hnve brought
her to lliis country—she's bothered with
consumption. The doctnh says thut if
Ah could take her to Arizona she might
recoveh. Ah sh'd like to be able to
take her, suh."
Nobody made any comment and the
old man went on monotonously. "As
y'all's say, suh. Ah'm nol smuht; no,
suh! Ah was v'ery fohtunate al fahm
In", but mah boy, he killed u mnn, nn
Ah sold mnh fahm to try and git him
free. I tried a heap o' things since,
but neveh done much good somehow
or 'notheh. Ah hnd a team o' hosses,
but one o' 'em went and died on me an1
Ah sold the otheh one to git money to
rent this head place un make n theuteli
out o' It. The man ln Danville Ah
know mude a lot o* money out u' liis'n
un' Ah only needed five o' six hunde'd
dolleh's to git uut yondeh to Arizona
an' lake up u homestead; but, suh, Ah
couldn't wait long foh it. It's pow'ful
huhd to see mnh little guhl go an' die
Jes' 'cause be; fntheh ain't anight.
Vn—us, suh.    H's right huhd."
I couldn't see very well for a minute,
and when I got my eyes cleared oul
Hilly was gone. I knocked on thc
door of his room nnd got In answer
a lurid account of my ancestry and
probable future, together with thc
statement lhat if I tried to come in
he'd open my skull with a chuir leg
uml  prove  II  was  empty.
His voice was expressive but husky
"Hlg freieht wreck over here by tin
station," the landlord told my wlf*.
and me next morning as we sat outing a late breakfast "Yer friend, be
got up early un' went over to see it.
Better go over un' look nt It. They
won't hnve It cleared for four or five
hours yii. anyhow,"
A few moments later tliere was the
sound of a trem-m-Irais cheer from outside. We rushed to the door and looked out. Around a bend In the road,
laughing, shouting and singing, came
-i procession of over five hundred men,
a well-dressed, evidently urban crowd.
Streaking It along fn front of them
was Hillv, coat off. sweat-streaked, 'ed
faced, gesticulating ut every step
In earnest confab with a few of the
"Come on, you!" he railed, cntrhlng
sight of me. "Bring your wife and get
a move on."
"What ,  what ,"   I   gasped  as
I rnught up wltb him.
"Como on." be urged, dragging me
along. "Come nn. we're going to give
Whatever kind tf n matinee you call h
•how before dinner. This Is my
frlend Arnot." He indicated oue of
the men beside blm,
"Why  where . whnt , where'd
all these people come from?" I asked.
"Come ashor. with Ihe fog," said
Billy.     "Shut up and look wise."
Up tho street we went, the crowd
strung nut for n block behind, the curb
lined wllh the gnplng, wondering
townspeople; up over the vacant lol
und balled In front of Ihe thentre.
Old Thompson stood In the doorway
looking Just uh he'll louk when Ihe
awakening bugle Pounds on Judgment
Heat It!" Hilly told him, crowding
lnio the litlle enclosure by the door.
that tin* old mnn had rigged up for u
I ox olllco. "Go onl Feed Ihe chickens, or water lhe goats, or do pome-
thlng that you can do, to keep ont of
my wny for Ihe next twentj minutes.
I'm going to be busy."
'Get on back there on the stage.
Mac," he snld to me. "Stop ask Ine
iiiestlons nnil get back there; und when
1 give ynu the high-bull, du something."
"Whnt'll 1 do?" I nsked.
"II' w do 1 know?" he snld. "Tell
em Mary had a litlle lamb, or John..*.
bud a rooster—any old Hum;.   Gu on!"
"Step right up, gentlemen!" he went
on, sunuruusiy, leaning uut uf the little
home-made box office, so he could see
the crowd outside. "Tbo big show Is
now nboul to commence. Absolutely
Buarameed io be ihe roltenest performance ever given, In the worst theatre
lhat ever went by that name. All
ready now! Siep lively' Come in and
—cume ibrough." ]
The crowd surged In at Uie narrow
door with a Whuop, laughing and
1 saw the first man tbnt got lo thc
box office band Billy u five dollar bill
and stand walling for the change.
"Go on! Move up In front. We hate
a piker!" liilly looked at him, und the
man laughed, nnd went on In.
"Where'd VOU fellows come trorn?" I
asked i.ne of tlie crowd, as 1 started for
the back of the house.
"The moon," be snid, nnd I went on
up nnd sut down behind th-*. lillle mus-
11,4 curtain und held my head in my
A minute later the organ began to
wheeze mournfully, as Its keys groaned
uut thc tune of a popular song, und I
peeped out to see my wife seated at the
instrument, pounding it mechanically
and staring straight ahead of her with
the empty look of a sleep-walker.
In almost no time, the house was
.jammed lull, and Hilly bellowed from
the ticket office:
"Yahoo!     III!    Mac!"
1 stepped In front of (he curtain and
was greeted with n wild yell of applause,
"Give It to 'em, Kid!" Billy culled,
ns tbey stopped shouting. "Hot and
quick' There's another houseful waiting."
From some recess In my dazed memory Kipling's ballad of Kast and  West
Issued, ami I began:
"Oh East Is East and West, is West,
and never the two shall meet,
Till   earth   nnd   sky   stand   presently,
"Ladles und gentlemen!" Billy's voice
Interrupted me, "this ree-mnrknble exhibition of elocutionary art, expounded
by the only living descendant of a
man that Edwin Booth once swore nt,
concludes our performance for this
morning. This way out, gentlemen,
and get a hustle on you so the rest
can get in!"
And the cheering crowd piled out
only to admit another as big.
Billy culled to me ngnln when they
were all In; but as soon as I stepped
from behind the curtain, he began;
"Behold him, gentlemen! Look well
at him. The only living dumb singer
He enn't talk, gentlemen, he can't ut
ter a sound! He's been that way since
birth, and lie will be till he dies; so
there's no use sitting here and waiting
for him to suy something! This wny
out, everybody, and wait for mc out
In front."
They cheered and yelled and surged
I followed the lust of them down tu
the ticket office. Billy was bent over a
pile uf money, counting,
"Eighty-live, eighty-seven, eighty-
eight, eighty-nine, ninety——, Gee!
They cume through like kings, Kiddo.
Nothing short of a dollar and IoIb of
twos and fives. Gel lho old man and
bring him here. Hustle up! Cet the
girl, too, If you can Hnd her."
! found both of them out on the edge
of the crowd that spread out in front
of the theatre; tbu girl clinging to her
father In terrified astonishment, both
of them looking on in dumb wonder.
"Come on," I said, pulling tbem along.
"You're wanted."
"Why, whal suh , what-—" the
old- man gasped as I led him through
the crowd.
"I don't know," 1 said, "come on.1
Billy met us as we went up the front
steps, and holding oul his hand for
silence, said:
"Mr. Thompson, I want to make you
and your daughter acquainted with a
bunch of good BCOUtfl from the	
And then to the crowd:
"Gentlemen, know Mr. Thompson and
As tiie cheering died down, Billy
reached behind him, picked up thc
money drawer from tho ticket office,
piled high wllh silver and bills, and
extended it lo the old man.
"This Is a number of things nil in
one, Mr. Thompson," he sold. "H's a
public apology. It's proof thnt the -
 Lodge lias got some mighty fine
members, it's something over six hundred dollars of thc finest money anybody ever got their hands dirty iu, and
It's all yours.     Take It!"
"Why, suh," said tho trembling old
man, dazedly,  "Ah    dun'    undehstan,'
suh.      Ah  don* .  y'all's menu  this
heuh's MINE, suh?"
"Sure," said  Billy, "tuke It."
The old man took the drawer lu his
trembling hands.
"Six hunde'd dollnhs," he said
mechanically, staring at it. "Six hunde'd dollohfll    Why , why——"
Suddenly he did u churncterlstlc
thing thnl explained him. He let thut
drnwerful of money drop on thc steps
ami turned to his daughter, he wound
bis long arms around her, und lifting
lier off the ground, be held her ns you
would n little baby. "Aw, Honey!"
he said.     "Honey!"
Hilly turned (o the now silent crowd.
"Go on," he snld in a (piccr, slinky falsetto.   "You're ull through. Don't slund
there nnd Gee!  boys, you're kings
but '*
lie pointed lo the old mnn crooning
over his daughter, and his strained
voice went all to pieces. "Get out of
here, will you?" he blubbered. Then
he wont Inside very suddenly nnd the
crowd moved off silently down the
street from whence they hnd come.
I found Hilly back on the stage.
"Take pity on me. Hill," 1 sold. '"What's
the unswor?"
"Oh. It wnsn'l much of a trick." he
said. "I know that fellow Arnot well.
Met him yenrs ago when 1 wns playing
stock In Cincinnati,   lie's a high Mogul
of some sort In the ■ ■    -- Lode.
und he put It un to the rest of them
that whnt I snld would be straight
dope all right. Then I climbed n
lump und pulled fl line nf Junk thnt
made Camllle look like n Nigger nfter-
pleeo. Gee! I'm B hit In Ihnt death-
bet, stuff. I sure played the tremulo
for nil it was worth.     Ynu know—dv-
Ina daughter, boy in ths pen. iimnt*
old   Southerner  tn  n  eol.l,  bad   land.
I'liey fell fur It like n matinee crowd."
"Uul how " I began.
"Freight wreck. Whole trainlond of
those boys on their way to u convention  ul    held  up  for  i\\<a  or six
hours till they gol the truck cleared,
und I—— Oh, Muses! Look Who's
Old man Thompson stood In front of
is. "Mlsteh Wilson," he suid. "Ad
1'know whut yuh dune, suh, nor huv
yuh done It, but—mah daughteh, suh—
y'all's hev—hev—" be swallowed burn
and suddenly stood very straight. "All
been o' thlnkln1 wrong o' yuh, suh," In
said. "Bow'fui wrong. Ah thoughL
suh, y'll's wus makln' spohl o1 me Ah
"Don't sny n word, Thompson," snid
Hilly. "You thoughl 1 wua—u Rascal
and Vagabond, ua they used to call us,
Just n Hush actor; and 1 had you tabbed as nothing but a model fur part of
u comic supplement, Just something
to write a joke under. Then—Bingo!
We get a look underneath these funny
make-ups life puts on us uml find out
we're Just the sume. Human beings.
Good oltl loving, hoping, foolish Human
Beings, with more troubles than sense;
ant)   when  wc  find  that out,  either of
us is glad to give u boost to whichever
one happens to need it most. Thnt's
"Vu-ns, suh," snld Thompson, "Ah
reckon yuh right, suh."
Tlm convict Is stripped and clipped,
mugged and moasured, tubulated nntl
numbered, The Sortition trusty reports that. John hus two sound hands
und ten whole fingers. He Is Immediately harnessed to a machine In the
prison factory. Let us suppose that
he has been assigned to the shirt or
overall factory, for Ihese aro very
common In American contract prisons.
Bent over tho high-powered machines,
watching, with every nerve intent, the
needles Hying through the cloth at the
rate of two thousand stitches a minute,
surrounded by hundreds ot other workers, all keyed up to high pilch, he begins to feel, perhaps for thc tlrst time
in his life, thut Joy of lubor which even
machine production eunnot entirely
But soon a note of mockery reaches
him. His neighbor, perhaps, or the
trusty who collects und distributes the
work, whispers to him that this trade
which he thinks he Is learning Is no
trade ul all. At first he does not understand, and the "silent system"
makes communication difficult, if nol
Impossible. But in time, by stolen
look or whisper, he learns that the
"trade" which he is learning is not n
man's trade. Jt is it. woman's trade.
He does not learn the full reason of
thia perhaps—how, in the hundred
years' wur between convict and free
lubor, the burden of prison competition
has steadily, yet inexorably, been shifted from the shoulders of those workers
able to fight it politically, the well-
organized men's unions, and hns fallen
upon the shoulders of the working girl
—but he learns enough to know thut
the state has tricked him. Be he ever
so skilful and ever so willing, the convict who has spent several years of
his life learning to make overalls or
shirts can no more earn his living
thereby when released than if he hud
carefully been "trained" to serve as
nursemaid or governess!
White travellers tn West Africa are
unfailingly struck by the curious forms
of worship adopted by tbe superstitious natives. They Illustrate the
truth of the statement that every human being acknowledges in his heart
some sort of worship to a deity, but
the varieties in the dark continent arc
queer indeed.
Take a stroll through any African
town or village and you will notice
a score of llttlo thntchcit huts with
mud floors, on which are thrown a
heap of ordinary stones. These huts
nre lhe fellah houses, to which the
natives go und salaam nnd ask tbelr
gods for various blessings after leaving offerings of bends, yams und nuts.
In some parts of Africa they even
worship smnllpox. The nnt Ives treat
the Infected pntlent with grenl reverence antl even rub Iheir faces on his
body to obtain the de.lrcd scars. European administrators naturally regnrd
this form of worship sternly. Only the
other dny n chief was suspended for
bavin::  encouraged H.
The belief tbe native has In the efficiency of Ju-ju or witchcraft Is touching In the extreme. Take the case of
a mnn who believes his wife Is not ns
faithful lo him as she should be. He
promptly proceeds to the witch doctor,
nnd on pnyment of a fee varying in
amount according to the required severity of the spell, requests Hint a Ju-
ju shall be put on his hated rival.
When one of these rivals dies—from
n dose of ground glass or Ihe thousand
and one other ways In which the crime
enn be committed out there—the tri -
umphnnt lover exelnlms: "Hu! Seo the
power of Ju-ju," and the witch doctor
adds more kudos lo his repututlon.
Funeral ceremonies, too. nre carried
out with the strictest regard to tbe appeasing of the gods. Supposing a man
dies out in tbe bush. His comrades
strap his corpse to a plank nnd hoist
It on to the head of one of their number, wbo lends Ihem In procession to
his home wllh much heating of tomtoms and yelling, while another native
runs In front, pulling tbe feathers out
if a live chicken and scattering them
broadcast Arrived nt Ihe dead man's
hut, the body Is burled under the floor,
1 all the relations nnd friends come
in antl drink gin and feast in n benstly
rgy for us many nights as the family
bns money to buy liquor. Include*!
In these celebrations there la much
tiring of guns nnd banting of drums
In scare off evil spirits. Tenderfoot
white men nre distracted by thc racket,
but after a time they treat 11 quite ns
an ordinary occurrence.
Another curious practice dating from
very early limes, Is the playing of nn
Instrument called the oro. This Is
made of n piece of native wood or Iron.
shaped like a dagger, to which a long
String Is tied. Wben this Is Mviim.*
Bround and round rapidly it produces
a truly blood-CUrtling sound, like a
loiig-dniwn wnll.   This sound  is sup
posed to be the crying out of dead
pirils. nnd only the men cun safely
took on the oro and live, if u woman
■ooks on it she dies—the native wiB
.ell you by spells, bul in reality by bo-
ing struck on tho back of the head by
the whirling piece of iron.
The African la very fond of processions, und a very common sight is
a nutive dressed from head to fool In
weird-colored clothing, with a wooden
idol i>n Ins bend, leaping in the air
and waving his arms, followed by un
idniiring crowd uf men, women and
uhlldren. This apparition la held by
common consent tu be ttie spirit uf a
dead man  paying u visit lu the earth.
Extraordinary secrecy is maintained
us to Ju-ju. A traveller has more than
once questioned witch doctors us to
their power and offered to give them
$26 If they would show hiin some ocelli t art, but ihey always declined*
though the bribe wns big enough to
induce them to murder u compatriot.
Invariably Ihey replied: "He be no
good ju-ju for while man."
Even the educated native, who in the
ordinary tilings of life affects English
ways nml scorns his humble native
brother, has a. wholesome respect for
the power of ju-ju. One day a traveller came across a nutive road furo-
miin who from his Infancy had been
brought up In the Christian religion.
While making a new rood this man bad
Lu break down a number of native
houses and brought lo light scores of
corpses which bud been buried under
the floors. This brought down the
wrath of lhe local residents on his
head nnd they put the moat fearful
death ju-jus on him. Curiously enough,
u few months Inter be was taken very
111 with fever and nearly died. Of
course, the people were jubilant and
gloried in the efficacy of the treat ju-
Ju. He recovered and the road is now
completed, but he would not; go down
that road, unless In company with the
White engineer, if he were offered, untold gold.
West Africa is indeed a country ol
contrasts. Ono cun go in the big
towns and listen to a sermon of quite
an erudite kind from a native parsuQ
who eould probably pass an American
or European university examination,
yet un coming out one ua likeiy __ not
will run into one of these Ju-ju processions. One U inclined to thing >:en-
turles uf JU-JU traditions will take centuries of Christian labor to break t
down In southern Nigeria. In northern Nigeria li ia different Them -ft*
Haiisas, an Arab-like race, are Mohammedans In religion and took wil!.
scorn on the ju-ju ideas of the Yarut*
bas of the south.
A highly prized member of tin Odessa detective force ami. deser*. *j<.iy -hi,
is Spilz, a prick -cartdt bnndie i.i,r*»*l,
cross-bred terrier of three years, fcia
is marvellously intelligent ami perfectly trained, and possesses EtM )ur*j
instinct of an alert and unerring -it*-•***.-
Becently Spitz traced the thr**.-*; per-
petrutors of a double murder :*immit-
ted near Shestnkova, a un_D Mwxuug
about twenty-Ave miles distant tana
Odessa. He was put upon *.:ie -i.i
some thirty hours after the murder v .a
committed. He trucked twu if rha
murderers to their hiding pfiisa in ma
village, and the third to snotTur village six miles distant. H-* -i.au ie*.
the police to a spot on i •**..■■*•• lan-i
where the murderer*- bad dr-iopeit *
blood-stained  billhook.
When Spitz runs down hia prey lt«
fastens his teeth in the per... n t erf
or tears the culprit's clotlMS. in tha
Shestakova crime the thru •>*•_
brought to bay by Spit-, soafasead _»
the crime.
The other day the msnagar of *
works In the Peressyp subnr ia I ::»
assistant were waylaid in :.*•-.* lroa>
chky, robbed and most brui Wfl Hh
There was no truce of the retro***
and the Invaluable Spits wu bsougfl'l
on the scene. After circling - I id
again and again with his non* I .--»
ground Spitz was unleashed and .m-
medlately started for the .,_■ i.
Mall Kulynlnlk, five versta sway H^rt
he entered the open door of i
cottage, but came out aga&v aad for
a minute or so stood iltaaolota TafM
young men were coming down UM village street. Spitz made ■ saddtfl nan
at them, seizing one by the baft '\"nnn
he was pulled off he fasten**-, his tMtil
In the leg of a second. He I
torn away, but did not attack the thtrd
yoiilh. Tho two young men were arrested.
spitz then went off on anotnar trmft
leading the police to a lonely t ,*. in
which wns found another man in hiding, whom the dog Immediately att
ed. The three men were th**n t.ik*»n
to tbe hospital, where the victim of
the outrage Identified them aa hia assailants, as did also the lavoatehlk who
drove the victims. The men were also
recognized by the manager's assistant
When Spitz's special dote* I've missions are nceompllr»hed be relapaes into u perfectly IndlffrrT.i mood, and Is
anxious only to Ret hume to dine.
Cupid, like a good many -..her belnns,
has his views upon the WMtht " He
Is. In fact, just na fickle ns the weather,
and fur a very good reason. H«* piys
his attention tu plump nnd to thin
people nlike tnken all round, but hs
hns his seasons.
Plump peoplo, fnr Instance, are severely  left   alone  during  hot  weather.
They appear at their worst during a
heal Wave, und you can't love If ynu
are feeling floppy, hot. and tired. Consequently the f-ummcr sen ton is a |rt*t
love* ma king season fur those who are
not overweighted with flech.
I ove. in fact) Is largely a mntter of
constitution and temperament Given
a stout OOUplS on n hot summer's d.iy
It is ten to one against them ipooninf,
Uut. lurn on n spell ef cold weather,
they are ns frisky a* n pair of lambs.
In sprine time the weather i« neither
particularly tint nor particularly cold,
nnd It is for (his reason thai thin and
plump devoted couple? are to be found
nn every seat and In every shady nook.
IVepIe look and feel nl their besl In
spring lime; and sprine lime, you
know, is ring time, as ibe long hns It
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