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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR
""A-^sliCl h   ;
Slogan on Delta This ear is "Buy at
Home"���Ladner  Stores Better       j
Equipped Than Ever.
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Of paramount    interest    to    Times]
readers now of course is the buying of
Christmas presents.     Christmas presents Interest everyone, for Christmas
would mean little to the average man
and woman if it did not afford the joy
Of   giving.      At   the   present time   the
Ladner stores are in the midst of the i
Christmas rush,  and daily are crowded with customers who are confronted i
iwilth  that  ever    perplexing    problem
"what to buy for Christmas.' So many
are the suitable articles on display in j
tho local stores that the problem be- I
comes all  the moe-e difficult, for one !
would!  like   to   buy so   many   of   the I
pretty   things,   whereas   only   one   or [
two are  to be purchased.     Never be-'
fore   were   the  Ladner  sores   so   well 1
equipped to    handle    the    Christmas
trade as they are this year, and never ,
Ibefore have they been so well patron-
ised, for people are beginning to see I
the folly of sending out of town for
goods when as good, and a.t cheaper
prices, can be obtained right at home.
This year  the Ladner   merchants   do
not need to harp on the slogan "Patronize Home Industry"  to bolster up
their  Christmas   trade,   because  they
have the goods,    that    in  price    and
quality and variety will compare with
any other place  In British Columbia.
Tlij  many sales  they  are making  ia
pi oof of this assertion.
Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson.
"The Big Store" well sustains ita |
reputation this year, its spacious interior being crowded with those goods
most acceptable to the Christmas
shopper, Tne goods are so wel, displayed In every department that one
does not have to wait long for a
Curistmas suggestion. The big store
front, the display cases, counters,
ledgers antl shelves fairly shout forth
Christmas suggestions. The Arm is
particularly proud ot its toy department, and have every reason to be so,
for here are assembled nearly every
modern toy made, steam engines,
hydraulic lifts, electric dynamos, and
a hundred and one things    that    will
delight  the    child    with    mechanical I 	
turn  of mind,  not to  mention scores j
of dolls, doll carriages and other | The construction of the Westham
things that appeal to the girls. The ' Island bridge will be completed in a
firm has laid iu a large stock of short time now, If not already tln-
Cniistnias stationery and boxes of ished. The workmen this week have
candies, bon bons, etc., ranging from been engaged In putting on the Unit) cents up to $2.50 a box. Fancy ishing touches. The work has been
chinaware is a line tliey have gone'much delayed during the past few
in for this Christmas on an extensive weeks on account of bad weather and
scale, and this department well merits!the time lost In receiving cement and
a visit. Then there are fancy goods, ' other supplies. Thfl draw of the
sets   of all     kinds,     manicure,     etc., | bridge is made of steel, while the ap-
l niiMinlle   Large   I.i-t   of   Handsome
Prizes leir  tlic Annual Plowing
Match at Ladner   Tuesday.
On Christmas eve the children, all gathered around the fire,
Discuss the probabilities until they must retire.
'Tis then the fateful wishbone, kept over from Thanks-jiving day,
Is brought to light and broken in the traditional way.
With their fair, expectant faces and eyes with light aglow
They await the anxious moment when all of them shall know
Who is to be the favorite of fortune and whose choice
Is sure to bring fulfillment fit to make the heart rejoice.
Work  on  Bridge Has Been Delayed
lor Several Weeks, by Weather
and Non-Arrival of Supplies.
Price Saitl to be in Neighborhood of
Si'lO an Acre���Sold Two Years
I Ago tor $130 an Acre.
The Byrom farm, situated about 2%
miles from Ladner on the Trunk road,
was sold last week to Dominic Burns
of Vancouver,    The  price  paid  is re-
General Impression That Reeve Hutcherson Will Again be a Candidate for Reeve.
W. II. Smith Receives Letter Prom His
Brother and  Telegram  of  Mis
Deatli al the Same Time.
Attention is drawn t" th" long and
I excellent list "!' prizes that are to be
i   i ..!������'. at tie: annual pi ,,\ i tg match
1        la;   under the auspices
tin   11 ita 1 'armers' Institute on R.
; ���'.. i 'ol man'   : n m on I he  Ti u ii   i oad,
] Tin- contests start .it 9 o'clock in the
morning and the following prizes will
be jlven;
Class I.
First piizc���$S in cash.
Second prize������"���"" feet lumber, donated by Jarvis Inlet Lumbei Company.
Third prize���Pair -fold cu,;' buttons,
donated  by T. Gifford, Xew Westminster.
Class II.
First prize���$8 in cash.
Second  prize���.""in  feci lumber,  by
| Jarvis  Inlet Lumber Company,
j     Third prize���Hunting coat by Cunning-ham   Hardware  Co.,   New   Westminster,
Cluss 111.
First   prize���$S   in  cash.
Second  prize���Goods, by E. S. Mc-
Bride, of Port Guichon, value $3.
Third   prize���.-having  set.   by  F.  J.
MacKenzie,  New  Westminster.
Class IV.
First prise���j,-, in cash.
.ol  prize���$li in cash.
Third prize���SI  in cash.
Class V.
First  prize���.$b in cash.
Second   prize���$5   goods,  by  Lann-
Ing, Fawcett i*.-   Wilson, Ladner.
Third prize���Wringer, by E. D. Calvert,  Ladner.
Special Prizes.
Best   plowed   ridge���-Cultivator,   by
J. D. Trapp & Co., Xew Westminster.
Lest   Start���Class   1,   Ham,   $3,     by
Stones & Cullis,  Ladner.
Class 2, ham. $3, by 1*. Foster, Lad-
The municipal elections for Delta
municipality will be held on January
1.7. As yet little tali; is heard about
possible  candidates,  and so  far  there
Class  S. sack  rolled  oats,  by  B.  &
K.  Co.,  New   Westminster.
Class 4.  hat,  j4,   by il.  J.  Phillips,
j Xew Westminster.
  |     Class   5,   watch   guard,   $3.     by    A.
; Clausen,  Ladner.
The  sad  Intelligence  was  received! ..       ...  . .
by .Mr. W. H. Smith of Ladner on Sat- ' *"" ���ll1-'1--
tirday,  oi   the  death  by  drowning  of!     Class li *""' double trees,  $5,  by P.
bis brother George, of Conneaut, Ohio, j Claric, Ladner,
The deceased was   chief steward of      Class 2, pair shoes, $3, by J. Heagh,
ported  to  be  in  the  neighborhood  of| has   been   no   mention   made   of   any   the big steamship Bessemer and Mar- Ladner.
quette, which runs 0.1 Lake Erie, and
ladies' blouses, handkerehiets, fancy
collars, umbrellas, cushion tops, calendars, Christmas cards, men's fancy
neckwear, sweaters, sweater coats,
suspenders, and a hundred and one
tilings that would make a useful and
pleasing Christmas gift for man or
woman. Buyers at this store will not be considerable
forget  the  big prize drawing  Christ- ; 	
proaches are of wood. The whole
work has been done In a substantial
manner and should be in service for
many years. It will doubtless prove
' i great ecitivenic'iice to Westham Island residents and intercourse between
the Island and the Delta should now
$23U an acre. There are about 1*0 ' other than those now In the council,
acres m the farm, which was origin- entering the tlekl. The general im-
ally Hie property of Mr. G. Byron, piession, however, is that there will
who cultivated it for a long time, be a considerable number offer them-
upwards of 30 years. It was sold I seives for councillors. It is also the
by Mr. Byrom about two years ago to ��� general belief that Reeve Hutcherson
Geo. Graner for about $130 an acre, ! ���.-*j  again  be  a candidate  for      the
mas Eve.
Fisher's Drug and Book Store.
At the regular meeting of the Del-
v'iiich fact will give a good idea of
the rise in land values on the Delta
I i that time.
The farm adjoins a corner of the big'
Pat Burns farm and It Is believed that
it is the intention of the Burns interests to make use of it in the way
they arc doing with tlicir other holdings here. '1 lie pi.ice will be well
re-nit inhered   in   connection   with   the
Fisher's   store    looks   a   veritable ] ta Council held on Saturday, the by-  geese and duck shooting that was done
home of Santa    Claus   with    its win-  law providing for the abolishment of   "*yei   it In the olden day
dows,   shelves,   counters     and     drops the ward system In the Delta and the
from celling carrying   a    very    large j election of council by a general vote,
variety of Christmas wares. Through- j passed its third reading.    There    was
out the whole store there is an atmos-   no opposition  and it is probable tha*
phere     of     Christmas,     and     every   the  by-law as it  reads  In its  present
glance about    the    store    conveys    a | form   will  be  finally  adopted  at  the
Christm-as suggestion,   A book makes' meeting   on   December  27,   when   it
Mr. James   0f  go
office he now holds, and that he will
announce himself strongly in favor of
a policy looking towards the establishment uf a modern water works system for the Delta. The Reeve has
long been an advocate of this, and
during the past year has consistently
championed the idea in council and
out. Whether he will back the present scheme that has been before the
council for the past few months���that
he  is another  victim  of the  stormsp"-8'16""-  Ladner.
|'.bat rage on Uie Great Lakes at this      Class 4. hat, $3, by
season   of   the   year.     The   Bessemer SOI"e Ladner.
and  Marquette was a  large st amer, I     Class 5, neck yoke,
nearly  500   feci   In   length  and   used
to  make  the  trip  from  C m.K-aut.  on
the   American   slfl.9,   to   Port   Stanley.
On'.arit),    carrying    passengers      and
freight. Sue was also fitted up for
j ferry purposes. The earlier part of
'last   week   she   left   for  Port   Stanl j
with 30 ears of coal on board.    Dur-
ing-  the   night   a   great   storm   arose.
and  no   vestige   ot   the   steamer   has
been  seen  since  ami  all  hope  of the
survival of any of the passengers anel
book,   $2,50,  S.   W.
H. J. Hutcher-
by  W.    H.
Taylor, Ladner.
Le.-i Plow Team���Carving sot by
Clement .v Lambert, Ladner.
Best Fitting Collars���Halter, by
H-ari  Bros., Ladner.
Straigiitest Plowing in Class 4.���1
dozen photographs by W. T. Cooks-
ley, Xi w Westminster.
Best Plow Outfit (team, harness
and plow i���Goods, $2.50, by W. H.
Smith,  Ladner.
Best   Inn.-   and   Outs���Goods,   $2.50,
lag to East Delta for a water
Pearson Is the present tenant on the SOurei���Is not known, but it is gen-
farin, and it is saitl that he intends erally believed that he will. The reeve
to look for another location on the ^ .u present in North Vancouver at-
Delta. Mr, Graner has other large tending the annual meeting of the
holdings on the Delta including 700 n. c. Union of Municipalities, so that
acres tit the Lay. it Is characteristic n0 -.uitlientic announcement of his
nf  Byrom  farm,  as  of other  land  on   candidature  and  policy can  be  made
a    nice    Christmas   present   for  the   conies   up  for   reconsideration,
children   and    Fisher     carries     such |	
splendid  books for boys and girls as i
those by Henry, Kingston, Ballantyne, j most up-to-date on che market, a
Alger, E. P. Roe, Louis M. Alcott, I range that is specially adapted for
otc, -etc., as well as a beautiful line ! Delta trade on account of full facili-
of padded poets for the adults and j ties. The firm has just received a fine
lines of such classics as Dickens and I line of cutlery, pocket knives, etc., as
Scott. There is also the Bible in many ! well as a very complete line of
different bindings and prices, in j kitchen utensils, any of which they
leather goods    there   as   gentlemen'sj suggest would make a useful gift for
the Delta.
E. T. Calvert.
As a Christmas gift why not a Star
coaster wagon for the boys, strong,
roller bearing and for sale at very
reasonable prices at E. T. Calvert's
store.    Your boy will take infinite de-
brooches,    stickpins,     watch
guards, cuff buttons, etc., etc.
brush sets, razor strops, satchels,
ladies' toilet sets, manicure sc-ets,
hand bags, etc. Large lines of Christmas confectionery and Christmas stationery are carried, besides the finest
English makes of Christmas cards
and calendars.    Ladner calendars and
cards  are carried,  besides  other  pic-,    ;.      om    f Qne of these ^ mA, sterl]mJ oberholtz. Ames-Holden ami
ture post cards     In    the    more    ex- Christmas gift that he will not   other makes of shoes can be had    at
pensive goods  there are   ihlgh    class ,   ,        ,
fancy vases of   copper,    china   and break in a hurry,
bass.    To  mention all  the  Christmas
goods in  this store Is not  possible  in
this limited space.
John Reagh.
If you do not know* what to buy for
Christmas, what more common sense
present than a pair of hoots, says Mr.
Jno. Reagh. the shoe man. Unlike the
most o' big stores.Mr. Reagh do'is
not carry one line of goods only; he
has In slock footware from nearly
every manufacturer In Canada, so
that at this store one has a very largt*
varii'ty to choose from. For instance,
full lines of Slater, True Fit, Deckle,
Derby, Ideal, Classic, Miss <-ana,la.
Ames-Holden and
(this week. No erne else is announced
so far as seeking the premier honor
on the council board, an.l should
Reeve Hutcherson again come forward
i It is quite freely staled on the street
that, following the  usual  custom,  he
I will be granted a second year as reeve
by acclamation, Of course, should
any active opposition develop to the
proposal for a water system for the
Delia, there will be' a contest, but from
all outward Indications there appears
to be no serious objection i i any
scheme that will provide the Delta, for
a reasonable' expenditure, a pure adequate  supply of  water.
It Is possible  that Councillors Gibble,  Davie,   Morley and  Embr
again bo candidates, bu. so far these
crew, 3S in all, has been abandoned. I by H. McDowell, Ladner.
It is believed that the steamer foun-j Oldest Plowman in Field���3 lbs.
dered during the storm. For two days tea by Geo .Ad&ms, New Westminster,
the state fisheries boat Commodore' Youngest Plowman���Goods, $2,50.
Perry scoured Lake Erie for traces ofjT S. Annandale, New Westminster,
the missing steamer, but until a tiny Tne committee desires to thank all
yawl was sighted firteen miles off Erie, those who so generouslj donated goods
Pa., on .Monday last, the searchers and also the following gentlemen who
had almost given up hope of being assisted with cash contributions: J. J.
ili'.e ever to leara even a portion ofICambridge, S. J. Thompson, T. Free-
the story of the fate of the big boat, j man, Xew Westminster; Rival Bank
As the Perry came abreast of the! J. Gilchrist, Delia Hotel, Win. Pybus,
dri.ting and half water-logged yawl j G. W. Brewster, D. A. McKee, A, De
the men on the fisheries boat saw that "Cl. Taylor and John McKee. Ladner.
they had arrived too late. There were The balance of the cash required
nine   occupants  of   the   yawl,   which  was  made up  by the Delta Farmers'
was marked "Bessemer and Marquette
No,  2" anel all were frozen stiff.  Geo.
Smith was one of the men  who per-
I ir;!n-el in the craft and he was the only
' member of that crew of death to w ar
an   overcoat.     The  other  eight   men
were  dressed   in   overall.-  and  jumpers.   Indicating   that     the  ���!��� parture
from the ill fated steamer had been
hurried,    in the bow of the boat was
''p, j found complet    clothing for one man.
land  it is believed  that the yawl orl-
���AD"   COXTI'ST.
bin More Prizes Will bo Given Away
Next  Week  in  the "Ad" Contest���.">! Answers thi- Week.
if the Times  readers  did  fail   last
wee,; to find the mistakes In the ad-
Clemcnt and Lambert.
This well  known    firm    that
been so successful since starting business here,  suggest  useful    gifts    for
Christmas,    such    as    the new Chancellor range, one of the    latest    and
In giving all our readers a
slight Christmas gift in the
form of several extra pages of
Christmas reading matter. If
you enjoy the reading of them
half as much as we do In presenting them to you, then we
feel amply repaid for our
trouble and expense m preparing them for you. To all
our readers A Merry Christ-
ma,? and a Happy Xew Year.
W. 11. Smith.
W. H. Smith has a variety of
Christmas wares, his Christmas confectionery being -worthy of special
has; mention. This line includes the finest
assortment of fancy boxes of chocolates (domestic and imported), at
prices to suit your pocket book.
Smokers will be delighted with any
one of his large array of smokers'
gifts, such as cigar cases, cigar cases,
cigars, pipes, sets of pipes, match
boxes, etc., etc. In delicatessens the
store carries everything new* in nuts,
raisins, currants, peels, layer raisins, fruits, etc.
gentlami n have not publicly commit
ed themselves. Councillor Gilchrist,
,vho was appointed to the board to
fill the vacaii iy caused by the death
of Councillor Storey, is understood to
They .make an ideal nave ta-;en n,,. office with the Intention of retiring when his term Is finished.
his store.    Have you  had a  look at
Reagh's   bedroom    slippers    yet,    at
$1.00 per pair
i hri.-tnias gilt.
iginally  contained  ten  men  and   that  vertlsemonts they more than made up
1 one  became  crazed,    discarded    hla for it this week.    No  less than    ">t
clothing and Jumped into the water.      correct  answers  were    received     this
On   receipt   of the  news  Mr.  Smith j week.     All   parts  of  the   Delta     were
who   was  at  Kamloops.  Immediately
I came home to Ladner and broke the!
r presented   showing  that  the  Times
is a  welcome visitor  throughout     the
The  readers  of the Times are  re
news to the parents, who reside here district,  and that  the  aelvertisemeir.s
and who feel the blow keenly. An
other brother, Dr. Smith, of New
Westminister, le.'t for 'the East on
Sunday morning to attend the funeral
the body being held until his arrival
are read. The 54 correct answers
were placed together and Manager
Simpson of the Royal Hank made the
drawing. The two lucky winners were
Miss  Annie   Brown   and   Mr.   Gordon
llai'olel Howard.
That  good   tailoring  is  appreciated
is   Indicated   In   the   case   of   Harold
Howard, rhe Ladner tailor, who is up.
to his neck with orders to be turned   minded   that   St.     Andrew's   Church,! ceased was a young man,  32 years of box of chocolates. Miss Brown will re
out  for Christmas.     Mr.  Howard  n.it|Ladner, which has recently undergone-   age,^and  had  sailed  the^ Great  Lakes, ceive her prize by calling on  Mr
only    makes    good    clothes    but,    he
at  Conneaut,   Ohio,   today.     The   d'>ip0llis.    They will  both  receive
I makes them fit thc wearer. His
! large and Increasing patronage bears
i witness co this fact.    If you want    to
treat your boy,  who is just growing]
out  of his 'teens,   to  a  nice  present.
order a suit of clothes for    him    at
extensive alteration and improvement.
will be reopened for divine service
em Sunday  next, when    the    servic
for many years. He had been in several wreaks, two with his brother
William,  of Ladner,  but  by his cool-
Hutcherson's    grocery'    store,
A. Clausen.
Jewellery;  that is  the    word    that
solves the problem of Christmas presents, says Mr. Clausen, and certain itj old   reliable,  as  usual  is carrying    a
is  that he carries  in  ste>ck hundreds   full  line of the groceries me��st needed
.������! of  articles that   would  make  a  most | at   Christmas.     Everything most    re-
��e welcome Christmas gift.    There Is no! quired   for  thc   Christmas   table   will
���������need to buy your jewellery    out    of j be found at    this   stone.   The    great
.������town now that Mr. Clausen has such   thing about either groceries, or    dry
*  a wide range of jewelry,    silverware,   goods purchased at this store, is that
w, ������. ... ... ���   cut glass,    novelties    in    waist    sets,' they can be relied upon.
morning and evening, are to be con-, i��"  in face  of danger,  and  his  re-
ducted by Principal MacKay. I sourcefulness,   had    always     escaped
,   serious injury.    What makes the death
a   particularly   sad   one   Is   the   fact
that he was making his last trip on
last   his  steamer,  prior  to  coming out  to
On Monday evening. 20th, a welcome social win be tendered Rev. J
J.   Hastie   and   Mrs.  Hastie,   who
week  came  to reside In Ladner.  The   Ladner,   where   he   had   written     he
intended   to   spend   Xew   Years  with
parents and   brother.     His   letter  two  mistakes  somewhere   In  the ad-
iladies of St. Rndrew's and St. Steph-
,!ie en's, East Delta, have the matter in
hand and will be glad to welcome
both congregations, and amy other
friends who have an Interest In '.be
churches. Commencing at S o'clock-
it short programme will be rendered
and   local   clergy   have   been   invited.   P.  Belmont  has turned over $1."23  to   prizes  drawn  foi
H. Smith, and Gordon Follis will receive aa order for his prize by applying to Mr. Reagh,  the shoeman.
The mistakes were "inn" for in, In
W. H. Smith's "ad." ami "C" for see
in Reagh, tho shopman's advertisement.
Don't forgel next week two more
prizes will be given away on the
same terms as last week. Only one
prize  to  one  person.     There   will   be
, Veltisenieills     .,('      this      Week's   issue.
to this effect and the telegram of the
finding   of  his  body   reached  I.a.laer j Send ln youl. Iettel. to (h0 Tillu.H ,llTi,.,.
em the same day. | lelllns-   us  about   the   mistakes.     All
 '  the correct answers will be placed to-
XEW YORK, Dee.  14.���Mrs.  O. H.| gather and the  lucky winners of the
by  some  one    Weil
'Refreshments are to be served ln the  the   Woman's Trade  League  for    the! known to you all, and In no way eem-
new basment. relief  Of  the striking   waist  workers,   nected with the Times office. TIIE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER,   18.   1001?.
Copyri**h1.   1903.   by   American   Press
'M awful tired o' bein' rich.
I think it was a pity
We come into the money which
Enticed us to the city.
I wish that we was poor ag-ain
An' back in Pawpaw Center
A-livin' as we ust to when
We was so much contenter.
Ta didn't have that worried look
An' ma was never nervous
Before we had a chef to cook
An' a butler man to serve us.
I'd ruther be the way we was,
All feclin' fine an' happy,
With simple cookin' such as ma's
That never made us scrappy.
An' then the lug-s the girls put on!
I think it's awful silly
That Mary Jane is -'Maris Zhou"
An' Nellie is "Natilie."
But, gracious, they git mad at me
When I say "Nell'" or "Mary,"
Though that was what they ust to be
When they was 'tendin* dairy.
Them days I knew a lot o' boys
That I could play an' fight with
An' swap my marbles an' my toys
Or go an' stay all night with.
But now that I'm a rich man's son
There'd be a great sensation
If I should play with any one
Beneath my lofty station.
An' now that Chris'mus time is near
An' Santy Claus is comin'
I don't see how he'll git in here
Unless it's through the plumbin'.
Instead o' chimneys we have wires
Where 'lectric currents sizzle,
An' I guess where you don't have
Your Chris'mus is a fizzle.
Santa  Claus   on  the   Street.
In the larger American cities of late
years Santa Clans has come to be pretty well known to everybody who frequents tbe business streets during the
two or three weeks preceding Christmas. The Volunteers of America, organized by Baliington Booth, formerly
of the Salvation Army, supply Santa
Clauses in considerable numbers.
The traditional chimney idea Is put
to practical use. A member of the Volunteers rigs himself up in true Kris
Kringle costume, with long coat, flowing white beard and fur cap. He
stands beside a miniature chimney set
ou the sidewalk, on top of which is a
large placard requesting passersby to
drop ln a coin to help send Santa Claus
down the chimney with a big Christmas dinner for the poor or to carry
shoes, clothing or other supplies to tbe
city unfortunates.
By    F.   A.    MITCH EL.
[Copyright, 110), by American Press Association.!
There lived in Asia Minor a man
named Knlaidjlen, a great philosopher,
who silent years in limiting for the
Bource of evil. At last he settled down
i.i the conclusion that till the trouble
ill the world i-anie from woman's vanity. Kalaidjien about the time ho
made this discovery was presented by
his wife wiili a daughter,    lie gave
orders that lhe child should be brought
up with a limited Dumber of companions and attendants, none of whom
should ever refer te> her personal appearance and mi no account should she
ever lie' allowed to look upon her face
In a mirror.
Moira - that   v.-.is  the child's  name���
grew ui' t" he a very beautiful woman. By ami hy a young man came
courting her. rn- rather asked for her
from ber fai her. To the request the
latter replied:
"Voars of siuily. Tatlus"���that was
the suitor's name���"have convinced me
that the source "f evil is in woman's
vanity. For that reason I bave guarded
my daughter that this fiendish spirit
should not he permitted to enter into
her. No i.m' has ever told her that
she Is beautiful, nor lias she ever seen
her lace reflected. She shall be your
wife em your promise to carry out this
policy which i have begun."
The lover consented, and the couple
were married.    The bride's mother at
lhe time of the wedding secretly presented her daughter with a mirror: hut.
hoping    to    avert    the    consequences
against which Kalaidjien had so long
guarded, she told Molra that whenever
she looked into it she would see her'
mother's  face as it  would appear in ,
heaven.   Shortly after the wedding the I
mother died, and the daughter found ,
the   mirror   an   inestimable   treasure. '
The mother, in order to Insure the se-
cret of its possession being kept, had ;
told her that if she revealed it she (the
mother)  would grow old and ugly in
heaven and ho east out into hell.   Molra,
greatly dreading such a consequence,
carefully  hid  the  mirror in  a secret
drawer in her cabinet, only opened by
:i  key  which  she kept on  her person.
Once   a    month    her   husband    was
obliged tn go to a distant city on business, and then Molra would take out
her  mirror  and   reverently  feast   her
eyes upon her mother in paradise.
Meanwhile Tntios kept up tho surveillance over his wife that her father
had Instituted. In western countries
this would have been Impossible, but
not so In tin' east, where every man is
master of his own household. Under
the influence of a beautiful face which
looked out at her from the mirror affectionately Molra every year grew
spiritually more and more beautiful.
though physically she passed her
prime, like other women, and her physical beauty began to wane. Cut she
saw only in her reflected face the spiritual and did uot recognize the decay
of the physical.
When Tatii'S was about to go on oue
of his journeys he decided to take his
wife with him. Molra, fearing for the
safety of her treasure, locked it in a
box and. taking it to a temple, gave it
In charge of a priest to keep till her
return. It happened that Tatios saw
her go out and. being suspicious, followed her and watched her carry the
box Into the temple. He said nothing
at the time, but brooded over the secret which his wife had apart from
him and on her return to his home
went to the temple and demanded the
box. The priest would give it to no
one but ber who had left it, so Tatios
demanded that she go to tho temple
and open the box before him.
Molra was in agony that ber mother
could look at her no longer and, becoming ugly, would be cast out of
heaven. She lold her husband her
secret and, as lie was immovable, went
with him lo the temple and gave him
llie box with the key, and, opening it,
be took out the mirror. Knowing that
all the care he had for many years
exercised had been aborted, he was ln
great anger.
"Woman." he said, "you have been
looking at your own face. When you
flrst saw it it was young and beautiful, Now it is Mid nnd faded. Look,
undeceived by your fancy, and see
thai what I tell yon Is true!"
Molra. convinced that she wns looking at her own reflection, censed to see
in it a spiritual beauty, viewing only
Christinas Family Advice.
To  Papa���Remember  the  in;*tb
Santa Claus, to keep it holy.
To Mamma���I'ou't worry about the
molasses candy getting on the parlor j the image of an old woman,   Angered
rug.   Christmas comes but once a year, j with her husband that he should have
and the stores will sell you a parlor
rug any day.
To Miss Belle���It ls not necessary to
stand under a bunch of mistletoe U
you look at hlra the right way.
To Little Willy���iiou't be envious of
Jimmy .loues because Santa brought
him a cannon. Next year you may get
a disappearing gun. (It will disappear
mysteriously shortly after you begin
to make a noise with it, and maybe
mamma can explain.)
To Baby���Be good, dear child, and
let who will be clever.
2 6
I Budget of Modern Grins       'By ,R^</gr I
o ~"    o
"Blink  is the  most narrow  minded Reggy��� My bead troubles me a good
man 1 ever met." deal.
"So?" Kitty���Well,  you   have the satisfac-
"Yes.     Whenever  two  thoughts  get then  of knowing that it can't be any
into ills head at the same time they Internal trouble.
bump into each other.
TOO   LATE. "Is this what they call the'reformed'
Tho Barber -after the shave)���Hair football?"
dyed, sir? "Yes."
Customer (bnldheaded)���Yes; It died "Hear, dear!   The yell doesn't sound
about five years ago. like It I"
* ���
I From Humor's Grab Bag   *y gfggggg ?
"I should thiuk you would be asham-     "I went  to a feirtune teller to find"
ed to grind a hand organ.   That's uq -"''t wl"o I was going to marry."
work for a strong man." "So did I. and I fouml out."
"But  my   wife  she  grin'  heem da     "Oh, what fortune teller did yotrcon-
mosta time, an' she no vera strong." suit?"
"The Canadian actor who jeiined the DEAD  GIVEAWAY.
ccunpany this season is bothering the "You used to put up some pretty good
managers to give him the chief role lu turkey sandwiches.    I want the same
their new polar play as his right." kind of turkey you had last year."
"What right does he claim?" "Dls is de same kind, sah.   It's boon
"Says he Is a north star." In storage eheh since last ypnh "
spoiled the charm, she cursed him.
At this point the priest said to the
"Oh. Tatios, you have been acting
on the assumption that evil has its
source in the vanity of woman. Look
rather within thyself. Believing that
her gfiod mother looked down upon ber
from heaven, your wife has been kept
pure in the contemplation of her own
image. It ls the use made of beauty,
not beauty Itself, that brings good
or ev.il and man's mastery of it, for
man's scllish desires must always bring
evil. You have destroyed a source of
good within your wife, and she has
cursed you."
The husband, seeing what he hnd
done, bowed his head and begged forgiveness of bis wife. She forgave him
through the Influence of her past con-
Trod* at Dull Care     ^ TarK-er
Old Folk at Home Remembered. .
A good many huudred thousand dollars bave been shipped home to Europe
for Christmas, through the banks, by
foreigners employed in America. This
year,   probably   because  of  the  high
rates of wages, the banks have been I templatlon of the good as seen" through
busier with this class of exchange tl]e beautlful. But the spell had been
than usual. The bulk of the drafts go j nr���km_ The wlfe, no ionger sustained
to England and Ireland. Servants send hy (ho mothor wll0 ,mn so iong looked
most ot this money, and none is a-p- j n* ,1(,r from -lel,VQn nt t*mPS p(lve wny
parently so poor or ragged that he or ,��� t)R, llwvisl,noss of npei nnd her hus.
she has not at least the equivalent of ,,.,,,,, MW t]mt thc lnegtllnabIe treasure
a pound sterling to send home to tbe ,|(, hnfl thiwn nway wag not ^ he M,
old folks. ^  j covered.   Yet from ihat time under the
i Influence of a new philosophy be was
Peacock! For Turkey**. ��� hettpr mRn
Peacocks formerly took tbe place or |   BjU )t w(]g he wbo bore tne buriJoD
turkeys on the Christmas table. of belng amlable iustead or hla w*je.
"Jones  was  voted  out of  our
"What for?"
"Oh, be got so lnzy that he made hid     "I hnte people who pry Into personal
caddie play for him while he carried  affairs."
the bag." "With whom do you expect trouble,
customs Inspectors or census takers?"
TiA Y life has been the queerest one
i~*     that ever man has seen.
I do not think in all this world its
like has ever been.
No matter what I try to do, in spite
of all my wit,
The thing that truly happens is its
very opposite.
If I sit down to write a verse that's
brimming o'er with glee
It turns out to be serious, though
why I cannot see,
And if, upon the other hand, my
musings would be sad
My readers read it and they smile
as if it made them glad.
HENE'ER I meet a woman who
is bright enough for kings
And try to talk I cannot think of
aught but stupid things,
But when I have a vis-a-vis at dinner dull and slow
I make the wittiest remarks, though
she would never know.
When I was but a baby I had not a
baby face.
I looked the most all knowing kid
of an all knowing race,
But as I neared maturity a change
came over that,
And now I look as innocent as any
pussy cat.
AND people, when they see me
*��� anywhere, are not impressed
With the  idea that I've  a  mind
that's different from the rest
Of ordinary minds they meet, wherever they may be.
But that  is  not  the thing that's
most distressing unto me.
The thing I hate the most in all my
weary span of life
Has happened to me since I wed my
tender iittle wife.
She's tender, and she's pretty; but,
by jingo, in my house
She rules the whole establishment
whilst I'm nixctunarouse.
M OW, why is it, I wonder���what
��� '      accursed freak of fate
Has settled me in this extremely
mortifying state ?
Why is it that, whate'er I try to do,
despite my wit,
The thing that truly happens is its
very opposite ?
With Harold one evening sat Bell;
"They say sleeping on a hnlr pillow They were talking and spooning aa wall.
Will cure asthma " When her brother yelled, "Hey,
"Then these first class football play And Z'wFttW^"** 'mk\ "Oh.
ers must be mighty free from It." heavens!"
There's but one remedy for me, and
now that it is here,
This very first of all the days of all
the glad new year,
I'm going to try it; I'll swear off
essaying for to do
The things I think I ought to and
try what I oughtn't to.
���Harper's Bazar.
An  Echo  of Tennyson.
"Ring out.  wild bells!" a po-it sang.
"ning off'" was hlsa-ed Into his teeth.
"Those some wild bells the poet rang
Who wore old Albion's laurel wreath."
The poet paused htm In his path.
Quite angered at the sudden check,
"I'll ring those bells." he said in wrath,
"Or else I'll ring your scrawny neck!"
T. HAP"-, JR.
By C.  E.  WYMAN
'Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.!
IT was Christmas morning and very,
very cold. Every few minutes a
trainman would come through tbe
car, watching carefully a dial
faced thermometer and stopping to
turu screws of tbe heating apparatus
in persistent attempts to keep the
pointing finger at TO degrees.
Despite the discomfort of close air,
which wtis noue too warm nt best, the
passengers in the maiu wore joyous
faces and didn't seem to consider the
numerous packages aud bundles an annoyance.
From a wayside station, which looked as If it hnd never been neighbor to
any house where human beings lived,
a poor little girl entered anil dropped
into a seat where an overcoat told that
its owner was probably in the smoking
car. The child did not notice this, and
ln her Ignorance of travel it would
hnve made no difference if she had.
She might have been eight or ten years
old, but that air of self reliance was
hers which poverty's child often acquires very young, yet there was nothing forward or "bold" in her appearance. Fler dress was of the scantiest���
a thin cotton gown, barely concealing
tbe lack of suitable underwear: a little
woru shoulder shawl and a battered
straw hat.
When the conductor appeared tho
hand which presented her half fare
ticket was red with cold, but the small
person lifted to him a wonderfully
frank face and confidingly informed
him that she was going to grandma's
for Christinas and that the package
she clutched in her other band contained cookies for grandma.
The conductor smiled down at her.
A pitying smile it was, as he thought
of his own well fed, well clothed children, with whom he expected to eat a
late Christinas dinner when his run
was over. The smile lingered on bis
face as he passed to the next seat and
saw that its occupants had heard.
Two women sat in the seat, strangers to each other and as unlike as two
persons made on tbe same general
principles could he. One was tall, dignified, young, wrapped in costly furs,
everything about her showing the person who never lacked money or leisure;
the other, stout, jolly, elderly, comfortable���a kindly and well to do woman.
The two had traveled miles and miles
side by side with not a word passed
between them.
Now both sat with eyes fixed ou the
forlorn bit of humanity in front of
them. Suddenly the younger woman
opened her traveling bag and took
from it a soft gray shawl. It was at
least two yards long and half as wide.
Folding it together, she touched the
little waif, saying in a low tone,
"Stand up. my dear." The child obeyed wonderingly, and this woman in
the costly furs placed tbe folded shawl
around the small shoulders, crossed it
in front and, bringing the euds to the
back, pinued them securely.
"It is yours to beep," she whispered���
"a Christmas present." Then, turning to the woman at ber side, she said
apologetically, "I really did not need
it myself." There was a blink of tears
in ber eyes.
"Well, now," the older woman exclaimed In admiration, "you just set
me to tuinkin'! I'm really ashamed
that 1 didn't think of doing something
myself. Here. I've got two pairs of
mittens for my grandson���just about
her size���In my baud bag. and he can't
wear out more than oue pair this winter. Besides, 1 can knit another. It's
nothing nt all to kult mittens." She
was busily undrawing the strings of uu
enormous silk bug, but ber glasses were
blurred, and her fingers were clumsy
with baste.
"What's your nnme, little girl? Katie? Well, hold out your bands, Katie.
My! Aren't they a good fit: There's another Christinas present to keep. And
here's a frosted cake. Just eat it right
now. Katie. Your grandma won't need
It, with all those you've got In your
The child again obeyed. She did not
say, "Thank you." Possibly she did
not know how. but she seemed to glow
all over, and her eyes returned tbnuks
even If her timid lips did not.
"I'm proud to know you. my dear,"
the roily poly, comfortable woman said
now to tbe youug lady, for she bad
been saying to herself all the while:
"You're tbe right sort. 1 can see that."
"And I nm proud to know you." the
other responded, almost shyly offering
her hand, which was quickly buried In
a big. warm grasp. "We all long to be
of service at Christmas time, you
At that Instant the man of the overcoat sauntered in to resume his seat.
He gave a low whistle of surprise nt
the happy little traveler next the window, glanced at the two women nnd
comprehended the situation. His right
hand made n quick dive into his trousers pocket as if to get some money.
In another instant he withdrew It and
reached up to the rack overhead and
lifted down a large paper bundle. Taking the bundle across the aisle to nn
empty sect, be opened It nnd took out
a smaller package from nmong many
others. Untying this pneknge, he
brought to light n flaxen haired doll
dressed ln the latest style and resplendent ln n large picture hat. This he
placed In the little girl's arms, saying,
"From my little daughter, who would
rather you should have It." Then he
lifted his hat courteously to the women, took his overcoat on his arm and
strode off to find a ieat elsewhere.
Bleb little Katie! BATCBDAT,   DECEMBKIl,   18,   1909.
J��     A JVebu     J*
Vetectf'tie Method.
Copyriflht. 1909, by American Press
WE lash our brains to chase up
something new to give our
friends at Christmas. in
like manner they lash their
brains to think of something to give
us. We s'iy to ourselves, "Rich olel
Aunt Rachel ought to put up something basdsome ihls year, the old curmudgeon!" Rich old Aunt Rachel in
ber turn says of us: "I suppose those
beggarly nieces of mine will send me
some tool trash they themselves can
make and expect me to give them gifts
worth forty times as much. They're a
nuisance'. Every way I turn there's
somebody expecting me to put up a
Christmas present. I wish these hungry
bangers on were at the north pole."
The whole scheme of Christmas giving has been perverted till it now
means only one of three things���either
barter, unwilling almsgiving or tipping. Servants, deserving or otherwise; poor relatives, charity societies,
people too lazy and shiftless to earn
comfort for themselves, all "expect"
something. The effort to till these expectations causes a drain that makes
most people look forward with dread
from one Christmas to the next. Seven out of ten Christmas presents are
nowadays forced from the grudging
donor just because the receivers "expect" something. Mortal mind can
sink to no meaner level than to "expect" a Christmas present.
Yet with all earth's giving there is
one thing nobody ever thinks to bestow unless it is some man or woman,
usually a woman, who has been tried
lu all ways by sorrow, hardship aud
affliction, who has looked on this
world's treasures aud seen them melt
av.-;iy and has learned there is nothing
lu them. To such a true, sweet, tested soul has come the full knowledge
that the only Christmas present worth
while Is the one the Christ Child came
to earth to bring. Still the Christ
Child's gift is on the earth, 1,1)00 years
after the holy Nativity. It is to be
had by every human being, it is the
most precious offspring human being
can either give or receive, yet in our
so called Christian world today naught
ls so scarce as this oue thing.
What was it the Christ Child came
to bring? "Feace on earth, good will
to men!" Down the centuries the tidings of this priceless offering have
sounded, .mil they sound still, but now
faint and afar off to the worldling
sense. For weeks the atmosphere has
been confused nnd lashed with the
vibrations of Christmas buying aud
selling, Christmas scramble nnd expectancy; it Is overborne and heavy
with the awful weariness ofthe Christ-
inns makers. Who has time to send
forth the glorious gift which is the
very foundation stone of Christmas itself���pence and good will?
How would It do a'ike for those overtaxed with giving nnd those too poor
to give anything nt all simply and
quietly to bestow the Christ Child's
gift on all mankind? After presenting
the few material gifls one really offers
for the pleasure of It, how would It do
to make everybody around us happy as
we can all day long, being cheerful,
merry, loving and helpful to every
member of our household, thinking not
ut all of our own deserts or disappointments, but giving forth joyfully the
best that is in us-lf, widening and
softening our souls, we would weed
from our consciousness all our pitiful
little grudges against others and infold
even those we dislike most in the loving thought of Christmastide?
Ringbone Remedy.
Here is a spavin and ringbone route
dy recommended by a noted veterinarian: Turpentine, three-quarters of a
pint; wood alcohol, three-quarters of a
pint; tincture of iodine, three-quarters
of a pint; camphor gum. six ounces;
crude petroleum, one and one-half
ounces; oil of thyme, one-half ounce.
Cut the camphor Into small pieces and
dissolve it In the alcohol nnd turpentine mixed. Then mix in the other ingredients and shake thoroughly. He-
fore applying wash lhe parts well with
Strong soapsuds, taking care to wash
off the hair and nib the remedy in for
fifteen minutes every other day. For
spavin rub the same time every day.
Feeding Hopper For Horse.
A practical farmer with a mechanical turn says: If your horse has the
habit ut bolting his feed you can remedy It by making a self feeder on his
feed bos. The accompanying drawing
shows how n feeder may be made
similar to a poultry feed hopper. The
contrivance may be made of Inch
boards large enough to hold one feed.
The horse enn get the grain only In
small quantities and so cannot eat I
more rapidly than he should. The
bottom must bo made with enough
slant to Insure the feed coming out In
the troucli
[Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.]
"A.s to the Hunker case," said a detective wlio hail been giving an admiring crowd samples of how the craft
ferreted out crime, "it was a stroke of
"A message was sent in to our office by Abraham Hunker, a farmer,
I that he had lost his life's savings,
jsome $1,000 iu gold. lie had kept it in
la stocking in his chimney, having tak-
! en out a brick at one side, leaving a
space just bis enough to hold the gold.
|One day while the house was left
i alone some one stole tho money. He
; asked us to send a man to work up the
I "Dan Chadwlck was in charge of tho
Ioffice tit the time and arranged the
J plan on which the work was to be
| done. A few days after we got the
; message a- man from the agency appeared nt the nearest station to Hunker's farm, hired a horse and drove
| out to see the farmer. lie worked
! openly, talking about the case lu
presence of any one who happened to
ibe about. After several days spent in
j tills kind of detective work he went
| "Some of the people thereabout who
,knew a thing or two remarked that
i the fellow was a queer detective, letting everybody know what he and his
i business was. He wouldn't be likely
to learn much that way. The way to
work a detective case was for the detective to keep in the dark himself
and put a 'bullseyo' on everybody else.
[They gave up any expectation of Ilun-
Iker ever seeing any of his money
"In about ten days another man
i from our office went to the neighborhood, though this one didn't spend
much time with Hunker. He went
about among the farmers, told them
all that he wns a detective and engaged In hunting for the man who
stole Hunker's money. This man didn't
ask many questions. He didn't tell
anything except what I have stated.
Then he went away, lenvlng the farmers to talk about his visit and to speculate from what he had (not) said as to
whether he was getting on to a clew.
Within a few days after ills visit the
news of it was spread all over the
"It was about two weeks later that
another man appeared in the same locality. This man was more like what
people expect a detective to be. He
went ostensibly ns an agent for a
steam plow, but lie took so many people into his confidence that within a
week after his departure everybody
|knew that another detective had'arrived, detected nnd departed.
"The next man that went on the job
Iput on  an  nlr  of  profound thought.
I He stayed among the people several
Idays before,ho let it out that he was
ja detective.  Hut by this lime they had
become wrought upon by so many detectives coming among them that he
had only to 'lot the cat out of the bag'
ito bave the news go like a prairie fire
all over the country. He made no mystery of the  ma tier.   Indeed, he told
Hunker that the discovery  had been
made that the money had been stolen
by a man living in the neighborhood
and it would soon be recovered.
j    " 'Why doesn't lie get away with it?'
asked Hunker.
" 'If he should move he would acknowledge himself to be lhe thief. You
wouldn't need a detective to tell you
that any one leaving this region just
now would he going to spend his stolen money somewhere else.'
"After that the farmers began to be
distrustful of each other. They didn't
talk any more about the case. They
were uncomfortable about It. Every
man felt that he was being shadowed.
No farmer could go Into his house or
out of it without fancying that some
one stood behind a tree watching him.
They began to wish Hunker had let
the money go without subjecting them
to such surveillance.
"About a month nfter the loss one of
the farmers sent word to the agency
asking that n mnn he sent to him.
When the detective arrived he found
n pale, haggard man who looked as If
he had been keelhauled. He took tho
detective back of his house and teild
him to dig In a certain spot. The detective dug und brought up a cigar box
containing the stocking with Hunker's
gold In It. When the money was counted every dollar was there."
The speaker paused, and some oue
asked, "Well, how did It al! come
"The first man sent up did not appear as a detective. He learned that
no stranger had been to the house
about the time the money disappeared.
The gold had been kept in the same
place for years, and a knowledge of Its
location hnd doubtless come to some
one of the community, who had been
tempted to steal It. Chadwlck, the
greatest detective genius I have ever
known, conceived a plan for forcing
the culprit to confess. He sent the
first man, who nppenred openly for the
purpose of spreading abroad the news
that tho neighborhood was being
watched, sending others to confirm
this and to keep It ln the people's
minds. By thus agitating the matter
he worked through anybody nnd everybody upon the guilty pnrty. The
mnn told me nfter his nrrest that ho
couldn't go nmong his neighbors without henrlng his theft discussed. 'There's
another detective here,' wns the usual
greeting. 'Have you seen him?' Then
when worn out with the constant
shadow hovering over him lie resolved
to go somewhere else he learned what
tho detective had said nbout nny one
who should leave, thereby acknowledging his guilt.  Then he confessed."
'Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.]
T had stopped snowing, but the
wind still blew a hurricane. The
sun wns shining, but the air wns
so filled with the drift that the
outside world was hidden from those
who tried to peer into it through frosted wintlowpaiies. Myles Fearing had
been trying to penetrate the shimmering mist, but be finally gave up the
attempt in disgust.
"How long am I likely to be hold up
lu this Infernal place!" be wondered
"Reckon ye'll have a chance to hang
up yer socks In that thnr chlinley."
consoled his host, the proprietor of
the comfortless little public bouse in
which he had taken refuge from the
storm when the slage which had
brought him tins far had succumbed
to the Inevitable. "There won't be
anythln' leavlu' hero 'fore mornin',
anyways, and niebhe not then. Belter make up yer mind to stay here
overnight. Sandy Claws is the only
feller likely to do any travelin' fer
some time lu these parts."
Fearing did not take kindly to the
propositiou. His knitted brows did
not relax, aud he drummed viciously
ngalnst the frosted wlndowpane.
"For two cents," be threatened, "I'd
cross the lake on foot."
Mine host shifted his quid and looked
properly serious. "I wouldn't���not even
to spite the meanest life insurance
jompany in Ameriky. Seventeen miles
mid a half to Orlskany ns the crow
Hies nud a good thirty-eight around the
lake road���1 reckon ye'd better take
pot luck with us."
With this wholesome advice he left
! the room.
j There seemed to be no help for it,
aud the weather tricked young man
Bung his six feet of baffled humanity
into a big splint bottom armchair and
; proceeded to lose himself in a far from
|agreeable reverie. He really had abuu-
tlant reason to resent his unexpected
captivity. Just across the lake iu the
snow enveloped village of Orlskany, as
he knew perfectly well, a certain young
j woman   for   whose  good   opinion   he
| would have risked anything capable of
I being risked was trying to convince
herself���all against her better, judgment���thnt be was a hero quite superior to ordinary, everyday heroes; that
by some clever maneuver possible only
; to ideal heroes he might circumvent
the evident design of fate to prevent
1 him from keeping his engagement and
make his appearance nt about the hour
i fixed In bis letter of acceptance of her
invitation to spend the Christmas boll-'
I days in Orlskany.
| He hail pictured it all so minutely.
She would be at the station to meet
him, and together they would walk
leisurely to her father's house. That
house would be agleom with lights, nnd
holly wreaths would hang In every
window.    Of course there would  bo
I mistletoe suspended from the ball light.
.and as they passed beneath It���
j All off schedule now. postponed Indefinitely hy the stress of weather.
The realization was sickening, but���
"Want to go over this afternoon?"
Fearing saw before him an over-
trrnwn boy of sixteen, a shock of red
hair falling low upon his forehead, his
dark eyes ngleam with interest.
"Pop sez yer nnxious to git to Orlskany," he continued.
]    "He hasn't suggested nny wny tn do
It. hns he?" Fearing returned glumly.
"Kin ye skate?"
"Never hnd a pair of skates on my
"Too bnd. By sundown the Ice Ml be
"s clenn ns a wax floor nnd twice ns
slippery. The northenst wind Is sweep-
In' all the snow on t'other side of the
"Then I'll foot it! Seventeen miles
Isn't much of n tramp," Fearing declared, with a sudden revivnl of en-
The red hended youth sniffed disapprovingly. "If ye've got to cross." tie
snld. lowering his voice nnd moving
nearer to Fenring. "I enn put ye on to
somethln' better���that Is, If ye've got
the nerve nnd���nnd a little somethln'
lo innke It Interostin' to me," he added,
with n mysterious pantomime that
Fenring understood perfectly.
"I've plenty of both," he declared,
^���SSS-f>ifwl>'-- llf ^fjjffi.
OH, Christmas is the children's day,
Made purposely for all of them,
And he who fashioned it that way
Was once a child in Bethlehem!
Those who still the holy vigil keep
Hail him as the shepherd of the sheep.
"and am ready to use them to the best
advantage. If you doubt it, try me
aud see."
"Oh, you're all right," the lad admitted, with an appreciative gleam in his
eyes. "Now, listen. Right in that shed
at the bottom of this here lot there's
nn iceboat belonglu' to a city chap that
conies out hero every summer. He'll
be bore after Christmas to sail his
boat, and I'm goin' to help him. Now,
what's to prevent me aud you from
takin' a skim over to Oriskauy? Just
to sec if the thing's in good ruiiuiii' order, you know," he added, with a suggestive squint of his loft eye.
Fearing did not stop to go into the
moral consideration of the situation.
The prospect of getting to Orlskany
was loo attractive for that. Ills eagerness to accept the proposition was
so great tint ho could hardly wait until the youthful originator of the
scheme was ready to put It into execution. Toward nightfall the precious
pair made their way through the drifts
to the bonthouse. and half an hour later
the rakish looking craft was ready for
As the landlord's son had predicted,
the frozeu surface of tho lake was ns
ree from snow as if It had been swept.
l'he force oi tho wind had also lessened greatly, hut enough remained to
make tho voyage a daring venture. It
was a ticklish business to put on full
sail iu such a breeze, but Fearing
would be satisfied with nothing less,
and his reckless companion was only
too willing to have it so. Almost bo-
fore the self appointed crow of two
could adjust Itself the machine ninilc a
leap for the opeu roadway and before
the first half mile was completed was
speeding at a rate that would have
made a bird envious.
Luckily there was nothing to oppose
its progress. The ice wa.: in prime
condition nnd ns smooth as crystal.
All the Intrepid navigators had to do
was to keep the craft in position and
hang on for dear life. Fearing was
sport enough to enjoy the risky business even divested of its ultimate object, and the lad was too excited to
remember the financial end of the
manor. The seventeen miles and a
half were traversed with a speed that
must have made a now n<corel in ice
yachting hnd it been note>il. Almost
too soon the lights of Oriskauy admonished them that it was time to
leiwer the canvas and make ready the
drag. Five minutes later they wore
once again on terra firmn, the yacht's
neck hurled In an Immense snowdrift
that rose like a fortification along the
"That wns dend easy." said the lad.
"The hardest job's to come. I've geit
to get this concern hack*, and���nnd
probably I'll have to explain how it all
j happened."
"I'll keep the secret," Fearing prom-
| Ised  laughingly,   "and   here  is  something to  help pay  the damages,"   ho
j mlele'd. handing him a brand now twen-
i ty dollar bill.
"Gee!    the  other  ejaculated.    "Ye
I must  'a'   wanted   to  git  to  Orlskany
I mighty had."
j    A little' later, when Fearlm: nnd the
I girl for whom he had accepted a des-
pernte chance stood under the mistle-
I tee. ho did  not  reproach himself for
i what he had dotio.
THIS is the maiden so dainty and sweet
Who re-fretted she wasn't provided with feet
Elephantine���so the stockings she wore
Might hold Santa's stock and very much more.
IHE fll UT
By   A.   D.   HARRISON.
(Copyright, 1909, by American fiesa Association.]
I met ber on a train. There are
more Impressions made in traveling, I
think, than under any other circumstances. She was about twenty, with
light, fluffy hair, baby blue eyes, whire
teeth, and there wus neither too much
nor too little eif her. Sbe sat lieoking
out of the window with rather a bored
expression e,n bgr face, as though sbe
longed for something with which to
occupy her mind. 1 longed to occupy
her mind myself.
However, my opportunity came when
a candy hoy came along. She wanted
a beix of sweets ami hail only a dollar hill to pay lot- tiii'in. it happened
that the boy was out of change and
looked around for help. 1 lilted my
hat politely to the girl, took a dollar in
silver from my pocket and banded it
to ber, taking In exchange tin- hill. It
was new anil crisp and so folded as to
show the dollar in a corner. Even if I
had not seen Its denomination 1 would
not have thrown a doubt upon the
lady's honesty hy unfolding it. I
shoved it iu my vest pocket, and she
opened the box. 1 remained where I
was, so that she couldn't very well
help rewarding me for changing her
bill hy offering me a bit of candy. She
did this with some embarrassment. I
snt ou the arm of the seat opposite
while I thanked her and said some irrelevant things, such as the car was
either too hot or too cold, or I hated or
liked traveling, or made some other
meaningless remark, passing ou to another and another, all the while looking more nnd more uncomfortable on
my perch, till at last she cast her eyes
ou the vacant seat beside me, Con-^
struing this as an invitation, I sat
When the conductor came along I
noticed he punched a Cleveland ticket
for her. 1 was bound for Chicago.
She had a suit case In the car with her,
on which were the letters E. V. W. I
took particular note of these things,
for I was delighted with ber, and,
since I often visited Cleveland, I
thought 1 might wish to continue to
fall in her path.
I spent several hours very pleasantly with her. At first she seemed
abashed at forming an acquaintance
In this way, but she soon forgot all
about that, nnd I saw that I was as
companionable to her as she was to
me. When we reached Cleveland I
offered to hand her out of the car, but
she said ber brother would he there to
meet hor, and I saw by a look she gave
me that she would not care to have
him see her receiving attentions from
a stranger. I therefore contented myself with thanking her for rendering
my trip enjoyable instead of a bore
and told hor I hoped that if she ever
came to Chicago I might happen to
meet her.
The next Sunday morning���I got
home ou Wednesday���1 left my bachelor quarters and strolled to my club
for breakfast, buying a paper by the
way. 1 always read everything in my
Sunday paper, and ou this occasion
wound up with tbe "personals." Suddenly 1 was seized with astonishment
as 1 road:
The gentleman who cnangeil a bill for a
lady on a train on the lijth can communicate with her by addressing E. V. W.,
Box ���, Clevelanei. ej.
1 was uot only astonished: I was
disappointed. Since my return my
brain had been full of love stories of
which E. V. \V. was the heroine aud I
the hero. Aud, after all, I had struck
one who was not above calling uie to
her through a personal. Then it came
to me that there must be some mistake. Surely I knew a lady when I
saw one, and the girl 1 bad met was
not only a lady, but a very innocent
nnd refined oue. Why did she make
the identification through the dollar
bill 1 had changed? Because, Of course,
it was the host and only sure menus of
This dollar bill was all I had to remind me of the girl who had given it
to uie. 1 had transferred it from my
pocket to a box of trinkets on my
dresser, folded just as it was when I
received it. Something, I know not
what���one of those mysterious peiiut-
ers of tbe brain perhaps that come to
us on occasion���prompted me to go to
my room and have a look at the bill.
I lost no time in doing so. and when I
unfolded tiie crisp bit of paper my
eyes bulged from their sockets in astonish ment.
It was a thousand dollar note!
Now 1 saw it all. The wording of
tho advertisement, Instead of indicating that the girl was familiar with
methods of assignation, showed her innocence or she would not bave used
it. It was evident she had inferred
that I had discovered the denomination of the bill, and she gave me the
means of communicating with her to
return it.
I took the midnight train for Cleveland and the next morning went to
the postoffice, where 1 learned that
box No. ��� belonged to a family named
Worthington. Later In the day I called at the address, which I had also
received at tbe postoffice, nnd sent up
my card, on which I had written,
"The gentleman who cbnnged the bill."
I soon beard a rustle on the staircase, and E. V. W. came hurrying in.
anxiety on every feature, to know If
ber money was safe. I hastened to
reassure hor by banding her the note.
She had received it from her fnther
in Now York, who was at the moment
engaged In making a cash payment on
n piece of real estate, nnd hnd liad-
vertently given her the wrong bill.
Within a year I married ber. THE DELTA TIMES
SATTUDAY,   DECEMBER   18,   1909.
[Copyright, ltujy, by American Press Association.]
IN these days of vigorous bodily exercise, when athletics have assumed the dignity of a science
and the out of door life is lived
by so many persons of nil ages, a shut-
in Christmas would be regarded by
most of us as an actual hardship. The
charm of the Yule log and tho sentiment of the firelit chimney corner are
as potent as ever, but the crisp winter
atmosphere is a powerful rival. There
are so many attractions outside if only
the day is ns the typical Christmas
day should be���cold, it matters little
how cold, with an abundance of snow
and sunshine.
The lure of the open is especially
fascinating on Christmas day. There
are so many reasons why the mere
going and coming from the church
service should not be all of it. That
pair of skates fresh from the storehouse of Krlss Kringle must be tried
out before the day is over, aud that
bright colored sled must havo its initial
spin. It would never do to postpone
the christening of that stunning muff
I ,ieeo de resistance of an American
winter holiday feast, lint steweel hare
appeals powerfully to him. The sturdy
Scandinavian, impervious to wind anil
weather, seeks his Christmas tidbit in
the frozen fiord. With ready ax ne
cuts a hole lu the thick ice and
through it extracts the speckled beauty
,-.hcn winier iiiuis mure -iiimiu,ei
ini'ii and women willing to follow the
example of Mr. Pickwick and his fel-
.eiw members of the Pickwick club iu
x-casiounlly devoting a ilay to the
:hrilling sports of that season of the
(���ear. and Christmas day is likely to be
Bbosen,    Nearly every* country which
until tomorrow, and that sable toque
must have its first airing ere the
Christmas sun goes down.
It is the day of gladsome outdoor
winter life. That is true not only In
this land of ours, but in all the countries in which the festival is observed.
The  Yorkshire  peasant  lad  rises  be-
whloh helps to make his perfect
Put the palate is net the only thing,
nor, indeed, chief. Winter sports are
at their apogee on Christinas day.
Play in the open is at its maddest and
merriest. Tin' country hillsules are
alive with gleeful e'oas:e".-s of botb
sexe's and cf all ir.es. and the' small
rivers anil wooded streams are fields
of joyous netivity. Fortified wiili the
Christmas goncfehepr. which has been
dispensed so liberally, the lirtiring air
lias no stint: for this jubilant liumiui-
ity. uml everybody and Ids friend ap-
j pear in th.e open.
Not alone iu the heaven made conn-
try, but even in the man made town,
is the spell of the open in full develop-
luont on Christmas day. The artificial
ponds and lakes are aglow with brightly arrayed moving figures, and every
niieutul and elevation on which the
snow  is lodged  is peopled  with those
Gents' foliar nnd Cuff Boxes. Wallets, Purses, Br.ush Sets, Razor Strops,
Ladies' Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets,
Purses,   Satchels.   Hand   Bags,   etc.
An endless variety in Souvenir
Leather   Goods.
You can get good presents cheap
or   the  finest  quality  at   high   prices.
fisher's Drug and Book Store
S. W. Fisher, Fmh. B.
Ladner,       -       -       -       B. C.
i"*i^i*J* ||I*'I'"'I"''I*"I"''I'"I'"'I""I*"I*^''>I'"I"I*,I**I**I**I*'>I** *^
A Useful Present Is Usually Most Welcome
The New Chancellor Range
The latest and most up-to-date range on the market and
you will find a Christmas present that will  make the
whole family happy
We  have  lots  of other  articles suitable for
presents.    Drop in and look around
Just received shipment of Pocket and Table Cutlery ;
also Kitchen Utensils for Xmas use
The Hardware Store
Phone 36 Ladner, B. C.    ���-*
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has a season of snow aud ice and is
sufficiently "civilized" has Its national
winter sport, in one country It Is
Skeelng, in another tobogganing, in a
third curling and in another coasting.
Apparently every modern country has
discovered some way of getting pleasure out of the slipperiness of suow and
The Christmas snow sports are even
greater in variety, for the opportunity
Is broadened by the unevenness ot the
earth's surface. Iu Canada snowshoe-
Ing,   tobogganing   and   sleighing   are
And at the same time secure
free of charge a handsome
dinner set of 109 pieces? Each
month we are giving away ten
dinn:r sets to those who are
fortunate enough to secure the
coupons bearing the winning
numbers from the sacks of
Royal Standard Flour. Many
fortunate ones have been delighted with the dinner set
received���it may be your turn
to win now.
Bat whether you win a dinner
set or not, in Royal Standard
you secure the choicest flour on
the market. Selected wheat,
scientific milling, careful storage
and marketing, combine to
make Royal Standard the acme
of goodness in a flour.
Ask your grocer for a sack
J*ashion Stables
Trucking and Draying.    Livery work of
all kinds attended to promptly.
All Kinds of Firewood always on hand.
/. 7//. Collinson     Phone 20    Xadner, P. C.
Tor  Sale
\Y. II. Smith,
Manufactured by
Vancouver Milling i Grain
Company, Ltd.
Vancouver,      -       B. C.
E. T.
m-|Miyini mrni���w
times nnd visits his traps tn discover
what good fortune has contributed to
his Christinas spread. Hares enough
to nix bis strength in getting thein
home await him. He knows nothing
of the toothsome  bird which is  the
who. bravely indeed, are making the
most nf it. It is but a sorry substitute
"or the wealth of opportunity which
itituro has poured out upon the couu-
ry. hut it is accepted cheerfully, especially on Christmas day.
sports whoso memories color the feelings ot every sou and daughter of the
north country who wanders from homo
toward the south.  Norway Is I ho home
if the skee. Coasting with runners on
jue's feet ls n sport whicli taxes nerve
j and muscle, for it calls for quick decisions and action at times, especially
when an abyss unexpectedly looms up
In front. To the uninitiated���and. for
that matter a groat many of the initiated���the ability of the masters to
turn somersaults ou skees is one of the
accomplishments of the sport to be
viewed with admiration and wonder,
but it is a font attempted by the few
only. The fascination of the skee has
captured the spor-^j*-*--*-^; persons of
other countries.
���' '*.mmA\'~
Any person who is the sole head of
a family, or any male over IS years
old, may homestead a eiuarter section (1110 acres, more or loss I of
available Dominion land in Manitoba,
Saskatchewan or Alberta. The applicant must appear in person at the
Dominion Lands Agency or Sub-
Agency for the district. Entry by
proxy may he made at any agency, on
certain conditions, by father, mother,
intending homesteader.
DUTIES���Six months' residence
upon the cultivation of the land in
each of three years. A homesteader
may live within nine miles of his
homestead on a farm of at least SO
acres solely owned and occupied by
him or by his father, mother, son,
daughter. Brother or sister.
In certain districts a homesteader
in good standing may pre-empt a
eiuarter section alongside his homestead. Price $3.Oil per acre. Duties���
Must reside six months In each of
:-;\ years from elato of homestead entry (Including the time required to
earn homestead patent j and cultivate
fifty acres extra.
A homesteader who has exhausted
his homestead right anil cannot obtain a pre-emption may take a purchased homestead In certain districts.
Price $3.oo pe-r acre. Purchased
lioniesieaels may be acquired or any
available lands on either odd or even
numbered Sections south of Township '15, east of the Calgary and Edmonton Hallway line. Duties���Must
re-siele six months In each e'f three
years, cultivate fifty acres and erect
a house worth $300.
COAL���Coal mining rights may be
leased feir twenty-one years at an
annual rental of $1.00 an acre. Not
more than 3,500 acres can be leased
to one applicant. Royalty, five cents
per ton.
QUARTZ���A person eighteen years
of age and over having made a discovery may locate a claim 1,500 feet
by 1,500 feet Fee, $5.00. At least
$100 must be expended on the claim
each year, or paid to the Mining Recorder. When $500 has been expended or paid and other requirements compelled with the claim may
be purchased at $1.00 an acre.
PLACER MINING CLAIMS generally 100 feet square. Entry tee $5.00.
DREDGING���Two leases of five
miles each of a river may be Issued
to one applicant for a term of 20
years. Rental, $10 a mile per annum.
Royalty, 2 1-2 per cent, after the output exceeds $10,000.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior
N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of
this advertisement will  not  be  paid
5   Phone 2 P. O. Drawer S
The Delta Hotel
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Newly furnished throughout.    Modern Sanitary Conveniences.   Travelers' Sample Rooms.    Good Wines,
Liquors, Cigars, etc.
8   Coal for Sale���Best Vancouver Island Coal.
Apply J. Johnston
Concert and Dance Hall���McNeely Hall, only concert and dance hall on Delta.���Terms, apply J. JOHNSTON
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Advertise in The Times
We Beg Leave
To notify the people of Ladner' and surrounding district that we are now in a
position to offer Vancouver Island
Portland Cement
At greatly reduced prices making it possible for parties who contemplate building
to put in concrete foundations at about
the same cost as piling or other inferior
Write for Prices
New Westminster, B. 6. SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   18,   1009.
George 0. Dennis
Agent  for   De   Laval   Cream
Strict attention to all business
entrusted to me and satisfaction
FOR SALE���Seven tons small potatoes for feed. Apply to J. Ferguson, Ladner.
Ladner and Westham Island
Via Steveston and
P. 0., DELTA, B. C. Weekday.-,
Leave Steveston���U:30 a.m.; 4:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���S:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.
Commencing Oct. 31st, Sunday trips
will he discontinued. A launch
service for freight and passengers
will bo arranged for Sunday,
running nn regular weekday schedule, weather permitting.
W. N. Draper
Room 2, Eilard Block,
Xew Westminster,      -      -      -      B. C.
Death of a We8$-l���n��wH
By Typhoid Fever and other Diseases
How often we see this in our papers.
Why not use a Red Cross Sanitary Closet and
prevent these diseases, which are so often caused by
poor sanitation ?
The chemical used kills all germs and odor.
For particulars apply to
Rooin 4, Hall and Iyavery Block, New Westminster
Christmas Presents
Why not come in and look over my complete line of
Jewelery, Silverware and Cut Glass? Your
troubles  will  vanish,  for   you  can   find  something  for
Novelties in Waist Sets, Brooches, Stickpins, Etc.
"No order too large and none too small."
A. Clausen, The Jeweller
B. C.
The R$pi Bill of cmm
Incorporated 1809,
RESERVE I'UXD $ 5,300,000
Total Assets Fit ty-Tliree Millions.
Jtccomnts ot Out-of-Tjown Customers Siven Special Jftiention
Accounts may he opened with clcposl ts of OXE DOLLAR and Upwards.
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on June 30th ami December
31st, each year.
Good Clothes
Are the kind we make. Let me take
your measure now in time for Xmas.
Latest stiles in Black, Blue, Brown or
English Tweeds
"The Tailor,"
Ladner, B. C.
TJhe *Delta TJi
*1.00 A YEAR   ,2,
If Hargreave Hector Harrison will
please communicate at Box 243, Edinburgh, Scotland, he will hear of something  greatly   to   hi.- advantage.
Arriving   daily,   and  we  buy
nothing but the best.
See our choice Mixed Candy
Finest Cape Cod Cranberries
Choice Layer Raisins,  Dates,
Figs, Nuts, etc.
Beautiful   Pipes  in   cases   for
Xmas Presents
The Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
Limited, of Vancouver and Victoria, have moved their Office
and Piano Showrooms to 1097
Granville St. (cor. Helmcken
St.) The Company's business
on the Mainland will now be
conducted from this address.
Vancouver, B.C., Nov. 7, 1909
Friday, Dec. 31st
Under the auspices of
The "Do-It-Dandy" Club
Join   the  merry  throng and  dance
in the Xew  Year; dance out the Old
Tickets, $1.00. Ladies Tree
Committee���R.   L.   Voorheis,  Chas,
Brawn,  L.  Price, and  Alec  Scott.
The   last   dance  of   the   year.
Three and  a half miles South  of
Xotice   ot sale   by
Comprising���Six heavy work horses
and marcs; G colts; saddle pony; 23
Dairy Cows, in milk an,I In calf, pure
bred Durham cow and calf; 3 yearling heifers and steers; (i calves, pure
bred Durham bull, 3 years "UI; 2
brood sows with pigs, Berkshire boar,
5 store pigs: 2 do&en chickens, the
usual assortment of Implements
found o:t an occupancy ol 300 acres,
and a useful assortment of household
furniture, which
MB, II. X. KIOH ha- received Instructions from Mr. Sum Morrow to sell
hy Auction, on tin- premises as above
on  Thursday,   I) imber   16th,   at   11
a.m.     Further    particulars    in    sale
hills,  which  may  be  obtained  of  the
Luncheon will be provided,
.'uctio.t offices. Ladner,  B.C.
(Westminster Branch)
Cars   leave   Westminster   or     Vancouver   at   D:50   and   6:50   a.m.     and
hourly thereafter until  11  p.m.;  Saturdays an.l  Sundays at   11   p.m.
Cars leave Vancouver fur Westminster at 550 and 6: ."> 0 a.m. and
hourly until 10 p.m.; Saturdays and
Sundays at It   p.m.
Vie run first-class freight cars between Westminster and Vancouver
and all shipments are handled with
the utmost care and delivered to
consignee Without delay. Special
attention paid lo fruit shipments. Out-
wagons meet all boats and trains.
For rates, etc., apply to
Traffic  Manager.
Local Manager.
Good Judgment  Required  on the  Part
of Managers.
An authority says: The showiuf- of
horses at state and county fails, live
stock expositions and other such
events has proved to he of Immense
value in stimulating horse breeding,
The (.Teat value of horse shows
should be recognized by all, aud the
fullest support should be given their
The first and -.'renlest work has been
the creating of a standard, and it is
absolutely necessary to keep up the
hitrh marks that have been set and
not permit the awarding of money for
horses of no. particular merit. This is
a mistake that has been made at some
fairs where the management was under the Influence of people that desired to throw the doors wide open to
the admission of all kinds of animals.
Whenever this Is done the value of
llie horse show is neutralized. 08 it
lias no reason for existence except to
raise the quality of horses being bred.
'I'o award a premium io a scrub stallion is to recommend him as a sire,
with the further effect of stimulating
llie breed of senilis rather than of
horses of tiIltli quality.
The qualities that enler into the
makeup of the winning horse are
stamina, vitality, correctness of form,
symmetry, weight, beauty, speed,
firmness of bone, abundance of muscular tissues, intelligence aud action.
These are definite qualities, and it is
desirable thnt all horse;: bred in this
country have them.
All meu that expect to show their
horses at fairs are continually breeding to get iuto them the above good
qualities and as mnuy other good qualities as can be thought of.    It is easv
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Paul  Ladner oi Vancouver paid
visit to Ladner this v. i ���
Tio D, l'.a creamery raised the price
| ol cream on Wednesday to :;-- cents.
W.  11.  Smith's st ire will  i : s< d
S'-u-et     Christmas
Everything for the Chriatmaa taid-n
ai  Hutcher-si n's,
A   letter  from  a correspondent **an
0 ' "'''���' irdaj December IS, .'rem 9 a.in.    unavoidably crowded  out  this    wet*..
un"'1  a P--n. It will appear next week.
!     Boiler  Inspector   McG iwan   was   i.i       Don't  forget you want the best t-z
Loin,- this week on a periodical tour   the  table  Christmas  day.     Buy your1
j'-1'' inspection. Br ries at Hutchersoo's.
Mr. Jo.-, ph . itanh ... ,,. New Westminster, is in Ladner audltlrg the
municipal  books.
Mr. w. .1, Brandlth, of Hope Farm,
spent a *touph ol days ln Xi lv \v ,-t-
m-ln   i i-  this  week.
In   Xew   WestmJns ��� r,   on    Friday,
Dei - mbi r  10,  to  (In.,  wife of ��� h
A. Sutherland, a sort.
Mrs. II. li. Thompson an i hi r
guest ami niece, Airs. h. <;. Hornby
of Evansville, 1ml., are visiting Vancouver friends,
As in' th/> city of New Westminster
the wa'er question will provide the
main issue for the Delta municipal
elections next month.
Owiag  tu  Christmas  being so  i,oar
I te  Ie Ita  Glei   Club  will not  bold i.
1 -."''���������   next   Tuesday.       The     r-exli
ra     ci   '.-.: I !..��� le Id   i wei i; from Ilia-
da ���   whi n It I  ,ho-pi i tin re will be n
e.    Thi   club  has i ���>��
30 at      i I Uh
numb ,- Is sti adilj  l> in.- added ie.
Mr. \V. .1. Hi mdith's lettei
l .i' m to trull growing in the Delta
in bis: we, it's issue w res : Ml
a greal li al mt Interest. TL. re asm
rther phases oi farming en the Delta
thai Times i. ; ders can a I ra.ni ��� boom
valuable Ideas upon. Contributions
frein .hem tor publication are ��.���!���
Mr. J. B, Burr, a* Crescent Island,
le.'t on Tuesday on his trip around
the world. IL- does not expect to re-
turn until the end of August.
__ The Laclits' Circle of the Baiptlsl
Church conducted a. successful sale
e;' (work mii 'Wednosdaj afternoon.
buri.ig the afternoon  tea  Mas served,
Shows Large Increase Over l.n-i Yen?
���^-Population Increasing and Moan
People Interested in Properties Here.
Mr. W. J. Hadclen on Tuesday shot
| sevi n Honker geese, on his farm near
j -.he Benson road, the combined wi ight
of winch tipped  ih.. scales at  .*.���; lbs.
The municipal voters' list for th-
elections for next month lias beer
completed. Including ratepayersa**ta
householders 198 people will have i.
vote in January, as compared wi'.b
4<>U last election. This is a vra-.s
healthy increase and denotes ihat thi
population of th-* Delta e- im 11
and that more people are beoamlw"
Interested  In property here.
to see, then, that the masses of our
horse breeders have come under the
spell of the stock shows. With the
acceptance of the qualities as requisites in horses by the foremost breeders of tiie country it is uot strange that
the other breeders have accepted the
same standards and are following them
to some extent.
The showing of horses will continue
to be popular, and the popularity will
increase with the improvement in quality, because it is easier to become enthusiastic over a fine horse than over a
horse of very ordinary ;ttalities. The
higher the general qualities of the
horses shown the more numerous will
be the entries, both because there will
be more horses than can possibly win
prizes and also because there will be
a more widespread application of the
wisdom of a community breeding all
good horses rather than a few good
horses aud many poor ones.
Messrs. W. H. Smith and Benson
al . ndi .I the Conservative convention
held at Kamloops las; week. They
report   it  a   very   successful   meeting.
The condition of Mrs. W. E. Curtis,
who was reported seriously ii: last
wet;;, shows n> imijirovement this
vrei k. She is in a very precarl ius state
of health.
Another ease of appendh Itis is report! il en tho Di Ita, .Mr. .1. P irguson
:'" i.ig '.ai-en with tiie disease. He
was conveyed to Vancouver for
Mrs. Gibbie, wife ��� ' Councillor Glb-
bl ���, who is in a Vane Juver hosj .; il
sul ering from an attai k of appi ndlel-
tis,   is  reported  as  lining" nicely  since
the  operation.
I,, s. Hornby Purchases Beharell Farm
���Price Said to he in Neighborhood ol *-:*s.(Kin to $2U,G00.
Mr. L. S. Hoinby has purchase*!
Ci" farm of Mr. 11. S. Behai i a consisting or Kin acres mi the beaofh oir
Smith road. The price paid for it
Is said  to  be in the neighborhood oil
S18.000   io   $20,      At   present   Mi
''��� i- iby Is loi ��� .1 mi tie/ MoKee farm,
en Emibree ri a !, in !!"��� rear ol' Crawford's, ii' recently secured a /cars
lease mi the place. It is stated thai
Mr. Beharell will take a trip east ir
ilie  spring.
Mr. John Oliver wa.; in Ladner mi
Thursday. Mr. Oliver is just recovering from a serious attack ol la
grippe, contracted during the recent
strenuous campaign.
The- Ladner pest office will be
open on Christmas day from 11 o'clock
in the morning until 12 noon. It is
pm: able that there will be ne map enter the village in the afternoon.
Care of Driving Animal.
The good road horse needs good
care. When he comes in tired, wet
and dirty rub him down and blanket,
and use bandages on Ills loirs. Then
after he has cooled off give him a vigorous brushing aud put him up for
The nh-ht-
Kitchen Range. Washing Machine,
Incubator and Brooder, 3 beds, tables
Chairs. Kitchen Cabinet, Cupboard
an.l ether articles. Also horse, harness ami Democrat, will sell cheap.
App'v  Section  House,  Port   Guichon.
Although all other portions of the
Great Northern Railway Company between Xew Westminster and Seattle
were tied up owing to the recent storm
���the Port Guichon line continued in
Wednesday, December 15th was th i
list day prescribed by the low o.i
which pheasants could be shot this
season on the Delta. Quite a number
of sportsmen were out. Including both
local and  Vancouver nun.
The young men giving the dance on
*-.e>v Years eve ia McNeely'.- ball, are
going to elaborate preparations to
make the affair a big success. Arrangements ace being in.i I ��� !��� bring
a first class orchestra from Vancouver  for  the dance.
Holy Communion, first and thhffl
Sundays at S a.m., second and fount.
Sundays at 11 a.m.: matins, 11 am.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.: Friday
evening, litany at 8.30, Rev. E. K.
Bartletl   M.A., vicar.
Church services will he held every-
ocher Sunday, beginning with Sundsj,,
November 11, 1909: Parochial mass
at 1(1:3 0 a.m.; Sunday school, 2 p.m.;
evening devotion, 3 p.m.; low mass
the following Monday, 6 a.m. F.
Kientj-,  D.L.,  parish  priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a-t***-
end ,;30 I'.in.; class meeting, after
the morning service every Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2 p m. every Sunday; prayer meet ng every Thursday
evening at T.30, Rev. J. H. Wright,
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11  a.m.
and  7.30  p.m.; mid-week meeting on
Wedne sdayevenlng at 7:30.
J. Hastie minister.
Ii  v.  J.
McNeely Hall, Ladner
Regular performance Saturday, De-
eeniber 18, Wild Wesl, Tragedy,
Good Comics, Beautiful Illustrated
Special Show and
free Dance
Xmas Eve, Dec. 24th
The magnificent lilm that will he
the feature  will  be entitled
"The Man of Destiny"
One of the finest fllns ever shown
In the West, and one you cannot afford tn miss. This is an addition to
the regular splendid weekly programme, After the show there will
be a free dance given to all attending
the performance. Regular prices will
prevail and thc customary courtesy
shown  to  all.
Tiie morning service in the Metho-
dlsl i hureh uj^l, lie w it'll Irawn Sun*
day ii o-i'/i-'tiu. tiie congregation
m%y have tin oj p irtunity if attt n ling
the reopening se^'l'si ��� in-ntt" Presbyterian Church. Tlvr^jJIrePiiis service will be hi Id as usual. '
Th- public .- hools of the D Ita cl s-
ed Friday afti 'noon for thc Christmas
holidays. It was not necessary to ask
tne c liildi-eii nnd teachers h iw ��� hi >���
v li >\ ed this procedure. Th' Ir fat i s
conveyed the Intelligence, S iol will
not   re-open   until   January   ���'������
Sabbath si rvices���Cr-1  ���   :
3 p.m.; Ladner,    7:3a    p.m.
school  at  11   a.  in.;     prayer
on Thursday a;  S p.m.     E. .7
. Chavc,
The committee in charge of the
,1.nice New "fear's eve announci
no objection will be taken to the bulbs who bring cal,-. the nlghl of the
dance, Ladies are admltte ; fri ��� of
COS* and if tiny see fit to bring along
something to eat, no one will say a
word  against it.
Mr. X. IT. Rich wa- ill Victoria en
Tuesday, where he attended the fiftieth anniversary of the Introduction
of Freemasonry into British Columbia. Four hundred Victoria masons
took part, assisted by large delegations
from Vancouver ami Eastern points.
l'romrient officers of the Grand Lodge
were in attendance, and delivered addresses, -.ind the new temple, the lin-
est on '.he coast was dedicated.
ESTKVAN, Dec. 14.���Th I i ' a ' -r
are the results of the municipal e.ei-
i:"!< here: Mayor j. G, Hastings, bj
ace) imation; Ooundilors, \V .i. H .Wis,
.]. C. Peterson, II J. McNeill l>r.
1' ". es, A, I.. McKay, II. X. s, ..;:,
Public School Board; S. Mowlton, Dr.
Davies, Rev. Glover, A, M. Tayser.
M. li. Diner; High School Board: Q
Bi 1!. II . \. Scott, D C. Dunbar, j
A.  Smith Dr, Henry.
Don't miss this���you'll be sorry If
you do.
One dollar cash prize given every
week,    You may be the lucky one.
Children 15c.
Adults 25c.
Mayor Keary of Xew Westminster
j who in connection with his capacity
as manager Of the Xew Westminster
'exhibition is known to almost everyone on the Delta, was defeated In his
| campaign for Mayor, of the Royal
City for 1910, at the municipal elections on Monday last, by Mr, John A.
Lee. Mr, Keary is now closing his
eighth consecutive term as Mayor of
Xew Westminster. The contest was
very keenly contested, and public interest ran high. The largest vote ln
the history ef the city was polled,
Mr. Lee winning by the narrow majority of 55 votes.
Kl'lii'  POWDER  DRY.
LONDON, Dec. 16.���A telegram appears in the London papers to,lay,
from Prince Henry of Prussia, dealing
with the series of articles written by
the Socialist .llr. Blatahford, which
are being printed in London. In
articles. Mr, Blatctuford declares thai
Germany Is making preparations for
war on a lacg'e seal..', end is building a great navy, which can only be
destined for use agains! England, and
includes the statement that officers
of the German warships are in the
habit of daily drinking the simple
toast. "Am Tag." meaning then >>\
a day attack on England, IVinei
Henry's telegram characterizes the
last stab ment as "a beastly lie rrow
beginning to end." and a.ids; "We
honor and respect our British naval
brother officers, with whom we are
proud of being on friendly terms." The
secretary for war, Mr. Hablano. ln
addressing a political niivcting at
Banff, Scotland, tonight, said ihe cltif
not think that Germany had the least
intention of invading Great Britain.
The German people, he believed, de-
sird to live in amity with the Brjli>>;.
"but," he added, "we shall keep -ut-n
powder dry." THE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   18,   1909.
Seme Ger.Ecnablc Suggestions For Becoming and Sensible Suits.
Srresslng tiie schoolgirl becomingly
Mid sensibly Is a problem mothers have
Id face ai this time of the year.
Fortunately serges of the rough variety are very smart, and they adapt
themselves well to Ibe youthful tailor
made. The favorite color is a tawny
jellow. relieved by bullous of a deeper shade.
Tbe three piece  sull   is  most  useful
a a-1 universally 1 omiug. Care should
be exercised, however, in selecting the
Broadcloth also is apt to make
Ibe average girl look old. and a coarse
serge is much prettier for her.
Very iii lie braided work should be put
���o. i young girl's cont. It is not youthful enough for her and lias a tendency
junior bard wear to grow shabby.
The little university dresses are quite
pretty lm- school wear. These come
in lhe long wnlsted infidels, relieved
with a fold of plaid and having (he
full plaid skirt. They are especially
effective ill black and white, worn
with a Utile toque trimmed witlt large
white wings.
With these separate dresses a long
���"���oat of cloth or velvet Is a necessity.
i Mack or fawn colored cloth is the
(est, and the former may lie made
youthful by preserving its straight
lines, also trimming it with large white
pearl buttons and white collars and
I do not like to see a schoolgirl wear-
ling shirt waists. Her form is too immature, and she has not yet learned
bow to adjust her collars and belts.
If waists must be worn they should be
<*if the same shade and preferably of
the same material as the skirt, and the
Hitter should bave a bolt sewed to it.
The schoolgirl's boots should receive
particular attention. For everyday
wear a pair of heavy dull kids should
lie bought, but for dress occasions, instead of patent leather, which is very
hard on the feet, I favor the black
buckskin, which, if of a good quality
and cleaned with a Iirst class liquid
-dressing, lasts a long time aud is very
For dross wear nothing is prettier
than the new long waisted, kilted skirt
dresses made in white cloth. These
white dresses are not extravagant, as
they soil all over so that it is uot
noticeable, and they clean  much bet-
ler than tbe pole shades, which get a
dingy tone through the yellowing effect  of the gasoline'.
Perhaps it is ibe schoolgirl's hut
���fblcb deserves tin' most attention, lit
���be model Illustrated you will notice a
���mart turban worn with a pretty
little serge costume. This is made
of beaver and '���an be worn even in the
rain without spoiling It. The broad
brimmed blink beaver is also very
food, but it should be of superior quality, nol i in- limp son one. usually sees,
and it is much smarter if turned up
at one s-ii'. ��� and lined with black velvet. I'm- dressy wear the tricortie
shape in velvet lo mulch the suit Is
particularly ndnpted io youthful faces,
bul it should |,e simply trimmed, not
loaded with feathers, ns some of these
hitts   are. MAUD   ROBINSON,
HIS entered the big department store and seated  her- I
self at the nearest counter. !
"Xo, nothing, thank you." sbe said to
the solicitous clerk.    "1 just  want to l
make sure I have tny list with uie.    It |
is so difficult  lo shop at this time of
the year,  and  It is always difficult to
tind anything for one's���husband.   Yes.
I suppose many people did their shopping   earlier,   but   1   didn't   have   him
i hen.    I mean���
-Why, you sell neckties, don't you?
How fortunate! They are on my list.
S'o, I don't think of any particular
kind, but something for a tall man.
He is a whole head taller than- You
say a four-in-hand'' Oh. I am afraid
he couldn't tie that, but you might
give me a two-in-hand. Thank you:
that is very pretty, but it is blue, lie
doesn't like blue. Of course you
couldn't know that. Not that one
Why, my papa wears them, and be is
lots older.    Yes. that one will do.
"Mr. Floorwalker, where are tbe collars? Thank you. (She approaches
the   counter.)     You,   please���are   you
and     Winter     Goods     In     Many
Colors and Varied Styles.
The new fall and winter goods bave
tbe old time  body aud richness, aud
the thin and shadowy stuffs are rele-,,.
gated  to  that  limbo of out of  style
things.   The always rich and line silk
warp henriettas are to be seen in the
most   elegant   of   new   tailored   suits,
the stately  folds which  have always j
been  the distinguishing  trait of this
material lending a grace not found in i
ALK about the trials of a woman  whose husband is late
for  dinner or doesn't come
when  he  is  expected,"  says
the woman who has had experiences;
"it Is annoying enough at any  time, i *Sauta   c*aus" ~wljlch
but it ls nothing in a civilized country
| to what it is when you are off iu the
wilds somewhere and dinner and dln-
i nor getting are two of the most itnpor-
i tant things in life.
I    "When Mr.  Blank took me and the
baby some years ago to try life on a
HIS   year,"   said   Cartwright
Brmly, "there are going to be
no Christmas surprises in my
happy   home���none of those
little   attempts   at   playing
^^^^^^^^^^^^ begin   with   suspense aud effort and end lu mortification and disappointment.    I am going
to take my wife downtown aud let her
pick  out  anything she   wants  within
the limit of my spending capacity, and
then  I'm  going  to  let   ber   take   me
only.   and.   being   half   silk   and   half
pun' Australian wool, it  lias nil the
beauty   of   silk  nnd  thc   body  of  the
wool,   and   it   is   woven   "dead   line."
Nothing   falls   in   more   elegant   and 1 ~'.""        ,' " ,*"   "  ""   ���  ~ ~ ' around nn.i  m-   ,,,�� ������  ,.-i>i, ���  .,,-..    <���
.- Texas   sheep   ranch   we   found   there i     oul"u 'uul "**   me UP  Wltl" ll P'"ir of
giaceiui line...  , , embroidered   suspenders  or gold   cuff
or^eaXg^^ ��r ���> ��M *h"* she ^ '��*
shantung royal, a soft and pliable material, whether of all silk or half silk
it is difficult to say, but the soft richness of the ground of the goods is en.
i ami life took on n different aspectTlt| ^l^^^^J^J^-.^^?. ��*
] was a bappy life, but it was not nn
j easy  one.     I   had   to  do  all   kinds of
i housework, the hardest kind of hntise-
. ,     , ,,       .,       ,,    ,,,,,,. 1 work, and cooking ln a house situated
haneed   iv broken lines in quite thick I '
'     .    , , ..,���       iu a Texas chaparral ig not cook  ig as
cording.   This is extremely sumptuous ' ' ' , ��   '
,     ". ,       ,.,  ���   '  ���,,���!.. lit  Is done even  in  a   New  York   Hat.
and makes up lieauutully. particularly i ,,.,.,,. ., , . ,   .,
���We  lived cluellv  on  game  winch   Mr.
for dresses for ceremonious occasions.
It has the richness of silk wllh the
added heavy cord. This is in all the
season's colors and Is desirable iu any.
The standard tussah royal, which ls
a very dressy material with the gloss
of the finest silk and the draping qualities of wool. Is really made of mohair
and wool combined. It is made iu
diagonal, In wide and narrow wales,
mid has also been produced In the well
liked bedford cord, with the cords
running up and down instead of across
as before. There is also a tussah
royal made with regular ottoman cords
running across every sixteenth of au
iuch. This makes the whole a thbig
of beauty, particularly when it is iu
soft, delicate grays or one of the exquisite new tints of the season. Tbe
ottoman royal is rich and costly
enough to make it desirable to those
who think nothing is good enough for
Blank shot ns we needed it.   Our vegetables   were   all   canned���peas,   corn
us has quite got over the effects of tbe
last holiday season yet.
"You see', we had been married Just
long enough Inst Christmas to wear
out our first installment of furniture
and most of our wedding gifts.
Things were looking a little shabby
around the house, so we both agreed
that   iu   selecting   our   little   retnetn-
niul  a  certain  number of  things  we I branc<�� f'��" ��'*e another we ought to
kept always on hand. confine ourselves to something whicli
"1  suppose  1   made  myself a  great! "y��uld '*'"'_**'**tually useful and attrac-
deal  more  work  than   was  necessary
and did twice as much cooking, but I
was used to everything in eastern
style, and It did not occur to me that
I could have things in any other way.
We always had dessert every day for
dinner. I made cake, and practically
we lived in the wilds of Texas exactly
ns we could here.
"Well, the day when Mr. Blank did
not come home to dinner was New
Year's, There was not so much difference between the days���they were all
working days���but I had prepared a
special dinner. Mr. Blank was goiug
off to the dipping vats, but he was to
I be back at 2 o'clock for dinner, and I
i prepared a good one.    It was rabbit, I
them unless it is expensive, and yet i*thInk< that dny<  Our nearest neighbors
any woman  who can  make her owu i
gowns  will  find  that she  can  easily
afford it.   It is the making that costs.
Among   the   other   uew   and   well !
American Girl Dazzles London.
Lady Lowther, wife of Gerard Lowther, formerly connected with the British embassy staff iu Washington, was
before her marriage Miss Alice Ather-
ton Blight, the daughter of Atherton
rilighl of New York and Newport. In
her girlhood as well as in her woman-
Hood she was universally regarded as
one of the handsomest Americans ln
society. When she accompanied her
husband to England she maintained
her reputation both as a beauty and as
a clever woman. She Is not altogether
wedded lo society, for she has written
Cooks Unit sold on their merit, and
now* another Is soon to be brought out.
Her experiences in Morocco were put
into print and at once established her
nam" as a writer of more than average
ability. I Hiring the season at Newport
r.adv Lowther was 0 favorite. Her
mister. Mrs. William Payne Thompson,
t> also regarded as one of the beauties
af Oils country.
busy? I want some collars for my
husband. Oh. are these ladies' collars?
How stupid: I told that man distinctly
I wanted collars.
(At the right place.) "Are husbands'
collars here? Well, I am glad I have
found the right place at last. Size?
You clerks always ask so many questions. I never bought any before, be-
cause we've been married only��� No.
his neck isn't very large. Why. 1 can
reach��� I'.ut he has real broad shoulders. How nice you are to think of
that! Yes, a box of assorted sizes
would be just the thing. Some of
them would he sure to be right, and I
could cut the ot Iters off���that is. if they
were not too small. You'd belter put
in nearly all large sizes. You see. 1
am starting out as economical as 1
can be. 1 think It must be so discouraging for a man to have a woman
spend his money on frivolous things.
New. us 1 was coming down the street
I saw a big sale of hats���men's hats.
They had been in the window- and
were a little soiled, but 1 found such
a nice clerk, aud he said If I got some
of that "1010" soap it would make
them look like new, Mr. Harris is
very particular about his clothes. lie
won't wear trousers unless they are
pressed. So I bought three of those
hats. Don't you think they will last
him a long time and save money?
"Mr. Floorwalker, where are the
gloves? Gentlemen's? Well. 1 hope
he is. Why. he is my husband. Oh. 1
see what you mean: Yes, I want them
for Mr John Vincent Harris. (To
glove salesman.i Now, don't ask me
what size I want. Not too large and
not too small. I should think yon
would learn some of the different sizes
so you could tell people. (Holding
��� ait her hand.I it's lots larger than
that. You think I wear a ti? Well.
then, you'd better give me a 1- for
him. for he can hold both my hands In
one of Ills. Are these a special sale?
Isn't -ill cents cheap for all that kid?
Mine cost 82. No. I don't think be
will want more than two or three
pairs     Now for the hose.
(in the women's hosiery department.i
"Are you busy': I nave so many other
tilings to get. please hurry. I Just
want lo know w here the other kind of
hose are. It's for my husband..,Thank
you. IA1 the men's hosiery Counter.I
I want to get a hose-not like these,
but- The size? Oh. about titty feet
Why, of course. 1 want It longer than
a man. 1 ��� 1���you don't understand.
It isn't this kind 1 want. No, uor ladles' either. I just want a hose we
can both use. Mr. Floorwalker, may
I speak to you?
"That clerk isn't a bit nice, and I
think you ought to punish bim. No,
he wasn't exactly Impudent, but he
wns too busy to answer my questions.
Thank you. 1 hnve had so much trouble to find the right kind of hose. I
want long���no. I've been to that counter. I want one fifty feet long. You
see, we are thinking of moving to the
country in the spring, and we shall
want to water the yard. Oh. ought I
to have asked for the common garden
"Now I think I have everything on
my list except cigars, and I may as
well go to a cheaper place for them
because John Vincent Harris always
gives away all that I buy for him, he
Is so generous."���Chicago News.
proved materials for this season out,
finds brllliantine iu more different varieties than the famous pickles, nil
with a new softness instead of the
harsh cloth of other days and iu all
of the season's colors. Prunella cloth
Is still one of the good values; so are
the satin faced cloths, the wool batistes, solils and siciliennes. Broadcloths are as fashionable as before.
In these days of competition everything must have all the newest ideas,
were a family of Alsatians whom w*e
knew very well nnd who hnd been
very kind to us. That morning before
breakfast Mr. Blank had ridden over
there on business of some kind. They
had made eggnog to celebrate the day,
and of course he must accept their
hospitality and take a glass.
"Now, a good strong eggnog is not
exactly a before breakfast drink for a
man who ls not accustomed to taking
It at that hour In the morning, nnd the
eggnog was n strong one. It was New
Year's day, and eggnog Ingredients can
be found ln Texas when potatoes cannot.    When Mr. Blank came home he
tlve. Both of us had been secretly
longing for a morris chair, one of those
mission things with big leather cushions that swallow you up in a delirium
of comfort. Mrs. C. wanted it for
the beauty of the library and ber afternoon siestas, aud I wanted it fot
evening recreation.
"Months before the Christmas season I began putting by a little sum
weekly, with the morris chair iu mind.
Two weeks before the 2.1th I went
down to a dealer's to look at chairs. I
bad been looking casually for weeks
before, but it was not until 1 came
upon this particular shop that I discovered what I wanted. It was a
beauty in tbe darkest and finest of
weathered oak, with nil attachments
and n pair of fat. greeny brown leather cushions that fairly felt like pipe
dreams, laced wllh leather strappings
and tied to thc woodwork with thougs.
The minute 1 saw the chair I knew It
was for me, but the price was rather
staggering. The dealer wanted $U5 for
It at first, and when I had got bim
down to $S0 he acted as though he
were giving tbe thing away. 1 thought
it best to bold out a little, so 1 merely
requested that he give me a day's option on the chair and paid a small deposit for the privilege.
"Meanwhile my wife hnd been saving every penny, cutting down on the
grocery bill aud keeping me on cheap
meats with Christmas In view, it
seems that she, too, had a morris chair
on the brain. Ou the afternoon of the
same day ou which I discovered my
prize she strolled into the same shop.
The first sight of the chair was enough
for her, and she offered to buy It on
the spot. The dealer was Inconsolable.
He had sold the chair, he believed; at
���|J  i least he had given a gentleman au op-
Sure' Sign.
It   Is  one  sign  of  age  when  your
friends in looking around for a Christmas present for you search for something that Is useful.���Atchison Globe.
could not eat his breakfast and only
took a few swallows of coffee and
mounted his horse nnd rode away.
"1 went to work aud cooked dinner
in my best style. I had a little oil
stove, for it was always warm where
we were, except when a norther came
up. Everything was done to perfection and ready to put on the table at
1! o'clock, but Mr. Blank did not come.
\ 1 looked out, but he was nowhere in
Sight. Two o'clock passed, 2:30, 3
o'clock, and still he did not come.
j "Any one would have supposed that
I would have been frightened and
think something had happened to him,
for ho is one of the most considerate
of men and this was a most unusual
occurrence. But I wns not frightened.
If anythlufc hnd happened probably
the men would have brought tne word.
I had a good dinner prepared, and he
did not come, and on New Year's day.
I grew more nnd more angry ns tho
time passed, until by night I was hardly in n condition to speak. By and by
he rede up. He seemed to feel my
mood. Anyway, his first words were:
" 'I suppose you are provoked.'
" 'Yes,' I said. '1 nm.'
"He was angry then, and he went
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ off to stake out his aorse without an-
gown made of this needs little orna-l0ther word. It didn't last long, bow-
mentation, ln this case none is used'ever, anrj we came to an understand-
save a  baud  of embroidery done  on \lag.
soft carmine velvet in silk of a shade I ��it seems thnt that eggnog, taken
of pale pink which harmonizes entire-ithp Urst thing In the morning, had
ly. Kimono sleeves hnve not altogeth- |been too much for him. He had harder gone out, as may be seen. A baud i ly left the bouse before he was over-
of tbe velvet Is drawn down the ]eftlPome wlth ���u irresistible desire to
side of the dress, defining in this way 8lpep. Hp snvs be neVer knew how he
the outline of tbe figure. Soft cash- j rpat,bed the dipping vats, for be slept
mere and silk warp goods are ideal for ; most of llie wav 0��� hls hor8e-��� bac-.
such a gown. | wbpn ne got tuere he fouud work*ng
Hats! Who shall dare say? In one wns slmp|v ai) lmp0BH,bmty. The men
great store yesterday 1 thought I bad ���nd n |lu)p s|wntv* and hp nmnl,g0Q
seen the latest and finest. Half an^ cnlvv, up tjjpre* throw bimself on
hour later I saw others as different as ;,hp floor ��������� thpre hp g| t ���,, ���
though they had been made a hundred j, wllhou, 8t|rr| unt��� ���, ht< wbpn
years apart.    1 think the best thing < |lp h���d ���,   < off the pff(,cts of tbe
nnd so it has come about thai many of
tbe  woolen  goods  have  been  treated
lu  a   manner  Io  make  them  shower
| proof, if not fully waterproof.   Black
; crape for mourning and for trimming
| mourning goods is treated in this way.
The soft and dainty ottoman royal
was employed to develop the elegant
evening gown Illustrated,   The ground
nnd cord being of lhe same shade of
pearl gray, the whole Is beautiful.    A
to say, supposing oue wishes to keep
within  bounds,   would   lie   that  each,    ,���  .        . ,    ,
.    ,,    .     ,        , -      , ���   ,       I do not   ook upon eggnog now as
woman can decide for herself and find I      ,        , , , ,       . t,.   ���
,    .'11..1     mi. , *    i such an Innocuous drnk as I did at one
just that.    There nre large ones for L . , ,
those who like them best, but I think "^ n"d    . k"0W, the*T ���0��� a
the majority  of the turbans are the ' "'lfe w?��. 'lved. ,hro"R\s"chnla   ��"g
handsomest and least objectionable.     Iia! ���l dld ��� "'"f forvMl\ B'a'*lj   ��
OLIVE HARPER.    I"0me  *�����   ���"-'!" ,Ne"  Year S duy  ln
Texas."���New York Times.
tlou on it, and the gentleman had paid
a deposit, but if madam would leave
ber name something might be done.
"When my wife spelled out her cognomen for him be lifted his eyebrows in
astonishment. That was exactly tbe
name and those were the Initials of
the gentleman who had already spoken
for the chair. My wife thought for a
moment. Then she controlled her emotions nnd merely remarked that such
coincidences were quite common and
walked out without leaving her address.
"Next day I hied me to the dealer's
quickly, prepared to leave my order
for the chair. But the dealer did not
seem half so inclined to sell. A lady
had been there, it seems, a lady of my
own name, with the same initials���odd.
was It not?���who was willing to give
tbe full price for the article. Then it
wus my turn to think. On the whole,
I decided I did uot want tbe chair
after all. If Ellen wanted to buy It.
I'd let her have tbat pleasure.
"Christmas moruing we both fussed
about the bouse expectantly. I wondered where on earth Ellen was keeping my morris chair. After breakfast
I unloaded a pair of grefcn portieres
I had bought for ber. As the wrappings came off I saw her face fall.
Then she went over to a corner and
produced nn exactly similar bundle
and unrolled mother pair of green
portieres for me.
"'But' I stammered, 'I thought you
bought a morris chair!'
'"I! Oh, John, didn't you buy It
after all?'
"And then, in the light of our understanding, we wept on one another's
shoulders."���New York Press.
"^���"���������v ID I make any New Year res-
E   g  olutions'r repeated tbe bach-
ft f&   elor girl.    "Y"es, one.    Want
to know?    Oh. well, 1 don't
mind  telling you.    I've  made up my
mind to spend next Christmas differently.
"I intend to make an altogether different disposition of my presents hereafter. The places that knew them
shall know them no more, and the
wilderness, where no presents bave
ever been, is goiug to blossom wltb
"You see, it is this way: When I sat
down to think it all over���the worry
and fuss and the money 1 spent���1
came to tbe conclusion that, outside
of tbe nearest and dearest, 1 gave only
three or four gifts tbat were really
worth while���thnt is, that gave me any
actual happiness to give and brought
real joy io others.
"These thre-e or four were the things
I   gave   to���well,   it   doesn't   matter
whom, but they were people wbo sadly needed them, who didn't expect
them nnd who couldn't make any return except n broken gratitude that
hurt you to listen to.
"Why, no, certainly I'm not crying,"
and the bachelor girl smiled dashingly
through moist eyes. "But I don't mind
telling you ll wns the happiest part of
my Christmas. And hereafter those
are the sort of people I'm going to give
"I think I shall write a jolly little
note to each of the relatives and friends
with whom I usually exchange presents. 1 shall send these notes long
enough before Christmas to forestall
anybody's  buying presents  for tne.
"in the notes I shall convey my best
love and my Christmas wishes. I shall
also explain why 1 Intend to send no
present this year���that I purpose making all my gifts to those whose only
claim upon me Is their need. 1 shall
add that 1 am certain they will like
this original method of disposing of
their gifts. And I shall further say
tbat If they want to make tne happy and to enjoy the jolliost kind of
Christmas themselves they will please
tnke the money they had intended to
spend on me and do likewise with it.
In this way every dollar we give will
be well spent and make somebody
really glad.
"So that's my New Yenr resolve. Unselfish? That's nil you know." The
bachelor girl laughed. "It's horribly
selfish. Didn't 1 tell you 1 was going
to do it merely because It made me
happier?"���Philadelphia Bulletin.
Curious  New  Year's  Custom  of  Plou-
gastels  of  Brittany.
Some curious  nnd  distinctive   marriage customs prevail among the Plou-
gnstels.    n   strauge    race    of   people
I (thought by some to be of Asiatic orl-
I gltn Inhabiting Plougastel Daoulas, in
Brittany,   who  are   great  strawberry
growers.   They are also noted for Intermarrying exclusively with each other. The alliances, which are engineered
by au intermediary known as the bas-
ralalne,   all   take   place   ou   one   day,
usually the first Tuesday of the uew
year, The basralalnes start their campaign In September as soon as the bar-
vest ls gathered in, demanding on behalf of the Intending bridegroom the
hand of his bride elect.
Tbe courtship is then authorized and
proceeds with ardor during the dark
months which follow. Lust year twenty-three couples were married ln the
parish church ou Jan. 8.
After the ceremony come dancing
and feasting. The great dinner which
is served at tbe numerous inns beglus
at '& o'clock nnd lusts well ou to mid-
! night. The favorite dlsb ls tripe, and
an inordinate quantity of alcohol ls
consumed���one would like to know
with what results.
The whole place is en fete, and there
are never fewer than 2,000 guests.
After the orgy tho uulted couples repair to their separate homes. They do
not take up their joint life until tbe
following evening (after the service
for tbe dead and a second feast), when
they are escorted to the bridal chamber by a large contingent of groomsmen aud bridesmaids, to whom soup
nnd cakes are presented by tbe newly
married.���Sphere. SATVltDAY,   DECEMBER   18,   1909.
Copyright, 1909, by American Press
IT was the good ship Polly, and
she sailed the wintry sea,
For  ships  must  sail  though
fierce the gale, and a precious freight had she.
'Twas the captain's little daughter
stood   beside   her   father's
And illumined the dingy cabin with
the sunshine of her hair.
With a yo heave ho and a yo heave
For ships must sail
Though fierce the gale
And loud the tempests blow.
The captain's fingers rested on the
pretty, curly head.
"Tomorrow will be Christmas day,"
the little maiden said.
"Do you suppose that Santa Claus
will find us on the sea
And make believe the stovepipe is a
chimney just for me ?"
loud laughed the jovial captain and
"By my faith," he cried,
"If he should come we'll let him
know he has a friend inside!"
And many a rugged sailor cast a
loving look that night
At the stovepipe where a lonely little stocking fluttered white.
With a yo heave ho and a yo heave
For ships must sail
Though fierce the gale
And loud the tempests blow.
do  yon  suppose that  kanta claus
On the good ship Polly the Christmas
sun shone down
And on a smiling little face beneath
a golden crown.
No happier child he saw that day on
sea or on the land -   j
Than the captain's little daughter
with  her  treasures in  her
For never was a stocking so filled
with curious things.
There were bracelets made of pretty
shells and rosy coral strings,   j
An elephant carved deftly from a bit
of ivory tusk,
A fan, an alligator tooth and a lit-1
tie bag of musk.
Not a tar aboard the Polly but felt
the Christmas cheer,
For the captain's little daughter was
to every sailor dear.
They heard a Christmas carol in the
shrieking wintry gust,
For a child had touched them by her
sinph, loving trust.
With a yo heave ho and a yo heave
For ships must sail
Though fierce the gale
And loud the tempests blow.
The Truth About Santa Claus,
I write myself down ns oue who still
believes in Santa Claus.    Don't you? ,
Are you one of those very literal folk I
who have their doubts whether they
ought to let their children cling to the
beautiful old myth?
Without imagination, without dreams,
without poetry, this old world of ours
would be a very wearisome place. Its
road would be steeper than it Is���much
like sleighing over bnre ground would
our progress be as compared with
Sleighing over deep, hard packed snow.
The poetic myth of the old saint,
with his reindeer and his jingling bells i
and his bulging pnek of toys and bonbons, has charmed a thousand generations. The stocking bung by the chimney ou Christmas eve, the children
staying nwnke until sleep pounced on
them like n strong man armed, the
presents flliing them from top to toe
In the morning, tho rush of the bare
feet hurrying fast ncross the floor, the
inerry upronr, the bubbling laughter,
the shouts of joy���the whole of this
family pageant belongs to dear Santa
Claus. We owe it to him. Gradually,
aa the golden mists of childhood clear
before the sun and the "trailing clouds
of glory" fade, our small men and women discover that Santa Claus is not
���ne, but ten thousand; that he Is better
than they knew, being just the spirit
of love, good will and beautiful unselfishness that makes the world a
beautiful place to live in now and
makes it a good starting point for
heaven by and by. For you and me
there is hope that we may do our duty
In this world lovingly while we keep
the child heart and believe In Santa.
"Father." said a miss of sixteen, "tell
me a story about when you were a
young man."
"A story about when I was n young
mail: Let me see. There's one about n
ride in a train I once look that might
interest you.   I'll tell you thai one.
"1 gol into the ear ten minutes be
fore the train started, and. there being
but few seats occupied. I put my satch-
el beside me. hoping thnt I might sit
alone. Hut people kept coming in. and
1 reluctantly set the bag on the door,
thus offering the seat to nny one who
chose to tnke it. Presently a girl came
In. looked disconsolately at the now
well fllled seats, gin need Irresolutely
at the seat beside me and dropped into
"She wns about twenty, a blond,
pretty as a peach, handsomely dressed,
with a suspicion of the odor of violets
about her. 1 considered myself a lucky
man to hnve such an nltraetivp erea-
ture so close beside uie. I drank in her
beauty out of the corner of my eye.
though 1 reluctantly refrained from
turning my bend In her direction.
"The train wns n suburban one, nnd
the journey would be short. This I regretted, for if we bad had a longer ride
I should certainly have made an effort
to scrape nn acquaintance with tiie
lndy. When the conductor cntne
through tlic car for tickets I noticed
that sbe was going to the same place
as myself. This gave me comfort, for
so taken wns 1 with her that I resolved
to leave ho stone unturned to discover
who she wns and secure nn introduction.
"A few miles from the city there nre
heights under which the trains must
pnss. We entered the tunnel. th�� train
being lighted only nt the other end
from Hint which we occupied, leaving
our end almost in dnrkness. 1 yielded
to a temptation to turn my head for a
look at my neighbor. Unfortunately
she turned hers in my directly at the
same moment. She turned it awnv
again immediately, and somehow a
feeling look possession of tne Ihat 1
hnd made her afraid of me.
"Instead of shooting right through
the runnel, the train slowed up nnd
stopped in the center of It. It always
makes me timorous to stop iu a tunnel. I don't like tunnels anyway. If
anything should happen to a 'rain in
one of these holes in the earth the
panic of the passengers would be
dreadful. The girl beside tne evidently
bnd the same view In the mutter ns 1.
She wore an overcoat with pockets nt
the sides and bad been riding with the
bund next to me In her pocket, ns
though holding on to something she
wns afraid of losing. When we stopped she withdrew her hand, looked
about her nervously, evidently forgetting everything but the situation.
"Presenlly the train moved on. It had
scarcely started when I felt something
plunged into my own overcoat side
pocket, the one next the lndy. Naturally I put tny own hand In the same
place nnd grasped a hand���n soft hand.
Indeed. I knew It was tbe hand of the
girl beside me. The hand nt once
grasped mine nnd held It in n grip a
delicate woman could only have produced under some strong emotion.
"What should I do? It did not occur
to me that the girl had tried to rob
tne. Such a supposition never entered
my head. Hut what wns ber hand doing in my pocket, nnd what object had
she In holding it so tightly? Had she
held it gently I should hnve supposed
she was no better than she should be
nnd bnd taken this means to capture
me. 1 did nothing���simply waited for
developments. When the first dim returning light entered tbe car the girl
called to a mnn sitting on the opposite
side of the nisle in n terrified voice:
"'I'm being robbed!  Protect me!'
"Tbe mnn rose and stood facing us.
"Meanwhile the train ran out of the
tunnel. The girl rose, whieh Impelled
me to rise also. The man. the girl and
1 looked down at my side. The girl
gave a shriek, took her haud out of my
pocket, thrust It Into her own and
drew out a fat poeketbook. Then she
sank back into her seat and covered
her fnce with her hands.
"I explained briefly in nn undertone
to the man sbe had called upon to protect her that she had mistaken my
pocket for her own. Fie resumed his
sent, with n smile. Several persons sitting near asked to be enlightened, nnd
gradually the story spread through the
car. n wave of titter accompanying It.
"When we reached the station nt
which the girl and I were to leave the
train she wns oblivious to our nrrivnl
there. I lifted my hat nnd asked her
if thnt wns not her stopping place.
She made a dash for the door. I rushed nfter her and'with difficulty kept
her from jumping off the train when it
was still moving rapidly. A carrlnge
was waiting for her, and I put her in
it.  As she wns driven nwny I snld:
" 'You succeeded In robbing me, nfter
"She looked at me wllh a half dazed,
half puzzled expression, but said nothing. ,
"Later I secured a formal Introduction, nnd nfler nn acquaintance extending over some months she nsked me
one day what ! mentit by my remark
when I parted with her nfter what she
called 'that distressing episode.' I told
her thnt the article she bnd purloined
wns not In my pocket, but in my left
brenst. It wns my heart."
"I didn't know women hnd pockets In
their conts." snld the girl listener.
"They don't, do they, mother?"
"They did then. At least 1 did. But
I'll never hnve another. That experience was enough for me."
"Nor would I if I could dissolve the melancholy
That makes her so adorable���my la dv of the hol.lv!"
Mlnard's Liniment   Cures  Distemper.
ISABEL was having it out with her
father. It wns only a few days
before Christmas, and she should
bave been nt pence witli herself
and nil mankind in general, but she
wasn't. She had been telling herself
nil this particular day thnt as soon as
ber father came home she would put
her case before him iu a light so convincing tli.it he would be brought to
admit tbat he had been n little too arbitrary. Her scheme had not worked.
She wns beginning to realize painfully
Unit her effort to gain her point hnd
resulted in confirming her father in his
opinion that it was n man's privilege
to rule in his own house, especially
when the woman of it wns his only
daughter, a girl of twenty, who could
not be expected to know her own mind.
"You know perfectly well." said Isabel, with a flual heroic attempt to
snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, "that -luck and 1 hnve been���
have been good friends for a long
time. The only reason he hasn't spoken about it���to you���is because be has
been waiting until be wns in more of
a position to do so."
"Then it's mighty lucky for him that
he concluded to postpone it," declared
Tom Truesdell testily. "Bomauce is nil
very well for those who can afford it,
but Jack Goodale doesn't belong to
that, class. I pay him a fair salary,
nnd I admit he earns it. But 1 don't
see how he expects me to accept him
as a son-in-law. How could he ever
provide for a wife as extravagant as
you?   Absurd!"
"He has a little money, and he may
make a lucky deal some day," she persisted in spite of the forlornuess of her
"Do you mean that the young man
intends to gamble in wheat?" he asked
"Why shouldn't he? You do, dou't
y eu ?"
Tom Truesdell snorted impatiently.
"No," he retorted, "I do not gamble. A
gambler risks bis property. 1 never
risk anything. I know how the market
is going because 1 make the market.
There is a difference, Isabel."
Driven to desperation, Isabel played
her last trick. "The man you want for
a son-in-law," she said, "ls no better
off financially. Ho bus nothing but bis
debts to distinguish him."
He smiled sardonically. "If I want
him for a son-in-law." he returned decidedly, "I am well enough off to afford him. 1 grant you Gerald Van In-
gen has very little menus, but he has
something that the Truesdell family
needs a good deal more. He has position,"
"He's nn empty makeshift" declared
Isabel wrathfully.
"He isn't very brainy, I suppose,"
her father admitted, "He'll be nil the
easier to manipulate on thnt account.
That ought to appeal to you, Isabel.
But I haven't made up my mind yet.
Mr. Van Ingen is coining to lunch
with uie tomorrow, and 1 shall make a
study of bim. He certainly ought to
do great things for us socially."
Yan lngen was punctual at Trues-
lell's office on the following day. As
he entered the busy plnce be found
the bustle very disquieting to his
nerves. Tnpe machines clicked, clerks
were shouting perplexing fractions
Into telephones, and there wns an uproar quite unfamiliar to the young
man's ears. All nt once Truesdell
rushed into view, almost overturning
his distinguished visitor, nnd without
even nn apology shouted in a voice
that seemed peculiarly disagreeable:
"Here, Goodnle! Get a move ou and
sell all you can���10.1100,000 bushels today.   Keep a cool head, man."
Having given his commands, Truesdell turned to his visitor. "You'll hnve
to excuse me." he said.   "1 expected a
quiet clay, hut tne nuns nre on tne
warpath, nnd I'm having the tight of
my life. Goodnle will be back present-
j ly. nnd he'll tell you all about it. Come
in tomorrow and I'l blow you to tbat
luncheon���if I hnve money enough left
to pay for It."
| The excited operator wns nwny before the startled young man could put
in n word. He couldn't understand
why so rich a mnn ns Truesdell was
supposed to be should agitate himself
over his business. Wh.-it was amiss?
The idea wns so irritating that he
found n trifling consolation in the
fact thnt his wooing bad gone no further.
Just then Goodale returned, nnd Van
Ingen felt it due to himself to learn
something of the condition of affairs.
His ideas of business were exceedingly vngue. tint be nerved himself for
the undertaking.
"Mr. Truesdell seems to be unusually excited today," he began. "I
can't help thinking something must be
"Something Is up." Goodale admitted
quietly.   "Wheat is down."
"Oh. I see." said his rival, with a
dnzetl look which belied his assumption of intelligence. "Mr. Truesdell
has been dealing very heavily lately,
I believe."
"Very heavily indeed," Goodale
agreed promptly.
"Many people will be very hard hit."
"Very hard indeed."
Van Ingen concluded tb.it he hnd
solved the problem. He thanked his
informant, rose languidly and proceeded to his club, inwardly grateful that
he had escaped n terrible possibility.
While he wns eating his luncheon a
mnn whom lie knew emerged from
behind his paper and came over to his
"Beastly panic in the wheat market," he observed rather dolefully.
"Hope you're uot scorched, Van."
"Xo money to play with, dear old
chap. I've just left a man up to his
eyes in it���Tom Truesdell. Know
"Well, rather!" the other replied. "I
have jusfctdropppd a cool $10,000 in the
pit. If your man Truesdell has been
equally out of luck he must lie looking
forward to a rather gloomy Christmas.  It means millions to him."
An hour later Van Ingen went Into
the writing rixim nnd penned a note to
Mr. Truesdell to the effect that some
unexpected and Important business
would compel him to forego the pleasure of n further discussion of thc contemplated alliance,
On Christinas eve Goodale nnd Van
Ingen met face to face on the street,
The Intter would hnve passed without
a sign of recognition, but Goodale
grasped his hand and greeted him cordially.
"I am afraid you people must have
come out of your deal rather badly,"
Van Ingen stammered.
"Not at all," declared the other radiantly, with a final wring of his one
lime rival's band which made him
wince. "We were bears. The lower
the price went the more we made.
About n milllo-i Is the figure."
Van Ingen sqilled feebly and murmured his congratulations.
Hotel Table Ornaments.
Sculptors In Ice at the Hotel Belmont, New York, have been busy since
Easter under direction of Victor Teri,
tualtre d'hotel. making pieces in which
to serve ice cream for dinner and
luncheon parties. One of the forms
made for a recent luncheon was a
windmill with nn aluminium wheel,
called "Le Moulin n Vent." A motor
made the wheel revolve, and red and
green electric lights Illuminated the
Ice. Another artisllc piece made for a
dluuer was a lighted rooster of ice.
(Copyright, 1809, by American Press Association.J
There are more clandestine affairs
between tbe sexes among the Spanish j
than any other people for the reason
that no courtship except in the presence of witnesses is permitted, lu
Spain young men and girls are not allowed to come within each other's
reach, the girls sitting on balconies nt-
tached to the dwelling nnd the young
men standing below. There they may
cbnt as they plense. But in Brazil the
lines nre even stronger drawn.
In the Grljalva family at nio de
Janeiro wns a pretty maiden of fifteen,
Inez by name. Spanish girls develop
young, but Inez did not appear to follow lhe rule. She had scarcely given
up her doll, and as for noticing the
young men. her mother, who wished
her to he married at the proper time,
like other girls, could not get her to
have anything to do with any of them.
One day a youth of nineteen, Juan j
Bustamente. called at the house, asked !
for Scnor Grijalra and made a formal
application for the band of little Inez.
Though young. Bustamente wns a desirable parti, and the Grijalvas hnd no
objection to the matcb. The application quite took away the breath of the
girl's parents. It seemed to her mother
that a wax doll would be as well fitted
to take charge of a house and rear a
family as Inez. She was surprised also
thnt any young man could have seen
enough of ber daughter, who had been
kept under vigilant watch in the nursery, to wish to marry ber. She asked
Inez if she hnd ever seen Juan Bustn-
niente nnd where, but Inez gave such
childlike answers, made such innocent
contradictions, appeared so oblivious
to what it nil meant, that hpr mother
gave up trying to get nny reliable Information. Sbe mnde up her mind,
however, that it would never do to
permit one who had not yet left childhood to be married. Young Bustamente was told that he might call nt
tbe house ns n suitor, but marriage for
the present wns out of the question.
The following Sunday evening the
family took position in the drawing
room with the young lady, and the'
lover wns admitted to do the courting.
Inez spent the evening cutting figures
out of black paper, a work at which
she was skillful. Juan did all the
talking that could be pumped out of
him to Siguora Grljalva. Alter half
an hour of tills kind of courting, during which he invited his fiancee,
through her mother, lo go with him to
the theater on the next Sunday evening and received au acceptance to lhe
Invitation, he took his departure with
evident relief.
It may be supposed by American
girls tbat a visit to the theater would
give the couple a chance to get ac- |
quaiined. This could uot be in Brazil.
When the appointed evening arrived
Signor Grljalva, his wife on his arm,
the other members of the family following, formed a bodyguard to little
Iuez. who walked in the middle of the
group. Juan brought up the rear of
the procession alone. After the piny
the girl was conducted home hi the
same manner,
Aud so the courtship went on. Tbe
father intrusted the whole matter to
the mother, and the mother was waiting till her daughter should leave
childish ways and act like a woman.
But Inez still preferred to play "hide
and seek" or "blind man's buff" rather
than dance or go to bullfights. There
was a bit of comfort in this, because
the usual watchfulness did not seem
necessary���not that the rules were relaxed, but that a constant spying was
deemed useless.
Senora Grljalva  was In her daughter's room one day when Inez, was out.
Everywhere   wns   evidence   that   the
girl was still a child.   Rummaging for
something   in   a   bureau,   thc   mother
came upon some clothes evidently fitted for a huge doll. The senora sighed.
"Will she never be fitted for a wife?"
Then   she  came   upon   a   sandalwood j
box.   It  wns locked.   What need  had |
the child for locking anything? Senora j
Grljalva fetched a bunch of keys nnd !
hunted among them till she found a i
tiny one to fit Ihe lock.  Lining the lid. j
she saw on top of some trinkets a paper.   She opened nnd rend it.   She wns .
thunderstruck.   It wns a certificate of !
marriage   between   Juan   Bustamente'
nnd Inez Grljalva celebrated about a
month  before ihe young  man applied
for the young lady's hand.
Senora Grljalva stood for a moment
paralyzed. But there nre certain log- :
leal connections which women get
very quickly and without following the
steps of reasoning Involved. Senora
Grljalva pulled out the drawer containing dolls' clothes with a jerk, seized 'he articles, opening them one nfter
the other nnd held them up before her. >
.Now she saw it all. They were not
dolls' clothes. They were made for a |
Thnt evening there was a council
bold in Ihe Grljalva family, which resulted in the public announcement that
���luan Bustamente and Inez Grljalva
would be married immediately nnd go
on n wedding trip ."or the bride's
henltb to the United Suites. Indeed,
the doctors advised nn Immediate departure, and there would be no time
except for an informal wedding, ln
truth, there was no wedding nt all.
The young couple sailed immediately
and did not return for two years. They
brought with them a girl as advanced
for her age ns her mother hnd been
Senorn Grijnlvn has determined b*i
bring up her younger daughter in Ihe
"Gulfed States, where young men and
women nre taught to rely upon themselves and where there Is no premium
on deception, no incentive to eat stolon
JES' a little bit o' feller���I renea-
ber still���
Ust to almost cry fer Christmas, like-
a youngster will.
Fourth o' July's nothin' to it; New-
Year's ain't a smell;
Easter Sunday, circus day���jes' all
dead in the shell!
Lordy, though, at night, you know,
to set around and hear
The old folks work the story off
about the sledge and deer
And Santy shootin' round the rooi
all wrapped in fur and fuz���
Long afore
I knowed who
Santy Claus WU2.
ITST to wait and sit up later *,
*"'      week er two ahead.
Couldn't hardly keep awake ner
wouldn't go to bed.
Kittle stewin' on the fire, and mother sittin' near
Darnin' socks and rockin' in the
skreeky rocking cheer.
Pap gap and wonder where it wui>
the money went
And quar'l with his frosted heel*
and spill his liniment,
And we a-dreamin' sleighbells whet
the clock u'd whir and buzz-
Long afore
I knowed who
Santy Claus wuz.
Q1ZE the fireplace and figger how
"^     old Santy could
Manage to come down the chimbley,,
like they said he would.
Wisht that I could hide and see him
���wondered what he'd say
Ef he ketched a feller layiu' fer hia
that a-way.
But I bet on him and liked him same
as ef he had
Turned to pat me on the back and
say: "Look a-here. my lad���
Here's my pack: jes' he'p yourse'f
like all good boys does"���
Long afore
I knowed who
Santy Claus wuz.
ISHT that yarn wuz true about
him, as it 'peared to be.
Truth made out o' lies like that un'i
good enough for me.
Wisht I si.ll wuz so coniidin' I could
jes' go wild
Over hangin' up my stoekin'-" like
the little child
Climbin' in my^lap tonight and beg-
gin' me to tell
'Bout them reindeers and old Santy.
that she loves so well.
I'm half sorry for this little girt
sweetheart of his���
Long afore
She knows who
T-inty Claus h.
���James Whitoomb Biley. s
SATOTiDAY,   DECEMBER   18,   1909.
Batk Twain's Daughter Becomes
a Wife���Spinster at Seventy-four
���t Work Forty Years���An Educator   at   Eighty.
���FW^Ui:   marriage   of   Miss   Clara
Clemens, daughter of Samuel
L. Clemens 'Marl* Twain), to
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the ll.-is-
tnlst, at the home of the hrhle's
.1  l.'i dding, Conn.. Oct. ii was
..  than ordinary interest.   There
-  ���   i '���:-. of r iman e in tbe courtship
-.        ��� nil. .1 in a wedding.   About a
���- i.i- ago Mr. Gabrilowitsch saved Miss
as'   life   in  a   runaway.    Some
,-  later  when   he  underwent  u
The   following  are  the complete  election  returns:���
Mayor ��� City Hall.    Sapperton.
John A. Lee      -144 9t
Win.  II. Keary      426 luO
ill  <!   ballots���14,
Total  vote  cast���lUSo.
John  .;.  .1 ihnston      608 SS
A.   Wells Cray      464 74
<���      .  A.  Welsh      477 82
Kerbi rt Gllh y      473 62
Jn ..   -  S.   Bryson      427 62
John  B. Jardlne 360 71
J.  Carter Smith      352 03
Jas. N. Altchlson ���      -'7" SO
Marshall  sin, lair      281 59
';. o.  Adams        257 ""
,!"S. s. Cameron 182 69
Thos.   II.  Smith      200 42
J. C.  Blair        148 77
Robt.  Watson     us co
Alfred   Hardman   ,..         136 14
Spoiled  ballots���21.
3i ii  o]  Tru itees���
T.  J.  Trapj      "'17 OS
Dr,   T.   B,   Gre- n      483 IU,
Pel ���;���  Peeibh s      400 85
Spoiled ballots���"2.
Ri terendum������
Yes      013 130
No 100 20
Spoiled  ballots        33 4u
West Ead.
lu 7
4 1"
3 00
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
m   A.
Li ' .   total  voce   6SS;
serious operation in a New Fork bos-
~~4tal Miss Clemens was an anxious
Mtfler, and following his recovery they
were together a great ileal of the time,
bat there was no formal announcement
'��f lhe engagement until a day or two
before the wedding. Then only close
friends of the bride were let into the
secret. Both Mr, and Mrs. Gabrilowitsch have attained fame in music,
the bride having made her debut as a
vocalist three years ago. Another in-
CSrestihg incident in connection with
nbv tveddiug was that the officiating
Bdnister, the Rev. Joseph H. Twitched,
pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational
ebnrch of Hartford, married Miss
(Siemens' parents thirty-nine years ago.
Ihe bride and groom tirs't met iu Vieu-
sa eleven years ago while both were
it tidy ing music in that city.
Woman Tickat Agent Forty Years.
Miss Harriet L, Hart well has been
Ik-tot agent al "iVaHliam. on the Fiteh-
tnrg division of the Boston and Maine;
railroad.foruearly forty years. In or-
^er to be at her post ou time she rises
every week day morning at 3:30
���'clock, reaching the station au hour
Sitter. She returns borne at 7 in the
evening, Ou Sunday she is again at
.tier post, but for half a day only. Her
*Kuiie is half a mile from her work, but
site walks the distnuee summer and
winter. Ail the responsibilities of the
���siltiaiion are hers. She keeps the
books and i-i lhe custodian of all n.on-
#ys. Iier only assistant works but a
lew hours each day. Miss Ilarlwell
lias but few vacations, and holidays
nre her busiest ones. The remarkable
tiling in connection wilh her history is
Hurt she is seventy-four years old. she
Is a member of no orgnuissatluu and
���eldotn leaves her home alter rettll'n-
Big from her work,
An Octogenarian  Educator,
"���'rauloin Angelica Ilartinann of Get'-
.many recently celebrated the eightieth auulversury of her birth, she
was the recipient of felicitation ami,
-gresents from the kaiser and other
members of tbe Imperial family and
from many friends in Europe and :
America. Frauleln Hartmanu is the
aiother of German's Industrial schools ;
and kindergartens, Through her efforts llie ideas of lhe great I-'roebel '
ftare been realized in the fatherland
jnd emulated in oilier countries. She
fc the daughter of a Lutheran minister
aud in her girlhood was a governess.
That was sixty-eight y-ars ago. Her
���s-ork then suggested that which has
made her famous all over the world,
ami especially iu all educational societies. After she had established the
"kindergarten system sbe organized tbe
Karl Schmidt institute, a sort of uor-
srtal school for the training of kindergarten teachers. She has been blessed
wilh health nearly all the time aud is
active mentally and physically. She is
still president of the Froebel society,
which she organized.
Total Vote.
J. J, Johnston   858
A. Wells Cray     G-"2
- Chas. A. Welsh    673
Herbert Gilley  664
,1. S. Bryson    62 9
J. E, Jardlne    323
J.  Carter  Smith     501
XEW    WESTMINSTER,   Dec.   14.��� !
The    municipal   elections held  in the '
city yesterday resulted in the election'
of John A. Lee as    Mayor    for    Xei\
Westminster lor the year  1010  by    a
majority of 35  over his opponent. W.
H. Keary, who has been chief magis-l
trate   of   the   city  for   the   past   eight
years.     The aldermen elected  were J.!
J  Johnston, A. W. Cray. C. A. Welsh,
Herb. Gilley. J. .S.   Bryson, J.   B.  Jar-
dine and J.   Carter Smith.    The    two
vacancies on the school    board    were
filled  by T.  J.  Trapp and  Dr, Green.
The   referendum   carried   by   a   large
majority. i
Tho interest in the elections yesterday was greater than ever before in
the history of the city. The greatest
interest centred around the contest
for Mayor. The supporters of both!
candidates worked hard and the result was in doubt right up to the last
moment. Both parties were confident of victory. When tbe polls
closed at 5 o'clock last night S. creta.y
Wastell, in Mr. Lee's committee
rooms, predicted a victory for llr. Lee
by about 00 a majority, while at Mr.
Keary's committee rooms confidence
was expressed that Mayor Keary
would be returned by 150 or more.;
The result came as a surprise to the
latter and tbe only way that the
friends of the Mayor can account for
it is by the fact that many of
the ratepayers who had promised to
support Mr. Keary went back on their j
promise and voted for Mr. Lee.
The Alderiiiaiiic Result.
With 15 aldermanlc candidates ii
the field the result in this part of the
contest was more in doubt although
it was generally conceded that Aid.
Johnston would head the poll. Four
of the five aldermanlc candidates
were re-elected, Aid. Adams being left
at the post. The new men are C. A.
Welsh, Herb. Gilley and J. S. Bryson.
The City Council for 1910 will be
practically a young man's council,
while having four men who have had
experience on bhe aid. rmainlc b ard
last year. Aid. Johnston polled the
largest vote ever polled by any alderman in Xew Westminster, having a
total of 858 votes In his favor and
heading the poll at the three polling
For the school trustees T. J. Trapp
headed the poll with S02 votes, while
Dr. Green will replace Peter Peebles
on the board. Xu unusual Interest
was displayed In this contest, although a go id sized vote was polled.
Referendum Carried.
The referendum carried by a large
majority, there being 055 votes Cur It
and 152 against. It is not known what
am 'lint is required, but even if n'
three-fifths majority is necessary to
carry ii is safe. It will require to j
be assented to hy the legislature and
the city will then come under the.
Municipal Clauses Act at the begin-!
ning of 1011.
Tn  the  vote  for  Mayor there  were
1335 ballots cast, which is the largest
vote ever cast In this city.    Last year|
was   ibe   nearest  approach   when   852
votes were cast in the election.    Notwithstanding this fact there are over|
2100  names on  the voters list, showing that  many were  out  of  the  city
and did not vote. Voters were brought
in from nil parts of the country.
Few Spoiled Ballots.
In the contest for Mayor there were
only  14  spoiled    ballots,     while     for
aldermen  there  were  only  21.    Very
lew c.is- s were found of voters voting
for more  than seven candidates.     Of
the spoiled ballots for aldermen there
were seven at each    polling    station,
which  i-  remarkably law considering
the large vote polled at the city hall, i
For  school   trustees  there  were  fouri
spoiled ballots in tbe west end, 10    in
Sapperton and 32 at the city hall.    a|
few of the ballots were not market at I
all.    In the vote for the referendum
there were 110 spoiled    ballots,    this;
large number being accounted for by J
the  numbers  of blank ballots placed!
In the ballot boxes.
Polling Station Crowded.
During the dry there were unusually large numbers at the city hall poll-!
ing station to vote and    the    crowds
there hindered the carrying out of thei
work   properly   calling    forth    many
censures.     Returning  Officer  Duncan-
this morning expressed     the    opinion j
that more polling booths should have
been  arranged   at   the   city   hall     In
order  to  handle     the     crowds.     The |
space at  the  city  hall    is    also    too i
Ml, Duncan suggested that some)
place such as St. George's hall should I
be secured and more deputies ap-1
pointed in order that the crowds;
might be accommodated.
"Many people came to the city hall;
to vote yesterday who lived  right be-j
side  the  polling station  in Sapperton!
or away over on Twelfth street in the!
west end."  said   Mr.   Duncan.  "Many
women who live in the outlying sec-'
tions of the city came away In to ihe
city  hall  to vote yesterday and    this
made   the   unexpectedly   large  crowd.
Of course those who were in business
In the city would naturally vote there.]
Another  year  I  would     suggest    the|
appointment of more deputies and thei
placing of more polling booths at the
city hall or at    some    point    in    the!
centre of the city as well as the two,
booths on  tho outskirts."
The  deputy  returning    officers    at!
the city  hall yesterday  were Captain!
Peele and Robert Wintcmute, at Sapperton  C.  W.  Gillanders and   at  the]
west end    Hugh    Burr.    The    ballots,
have   now  all   been  counted  and   are
deposited in the vault in the ciiy hall I
where they will remain until the last
of next year.    If there ls any dispute
or demand   for a recount the matter
will be taken before a judge for    decision.    In view    of    the sub tantial
majority  of   Mr,   Lee  it   is   probable
that  no recount will be demanded.
nHHIS Store is permeated with the breath
* of Christmas. Hundreds of useful
articles distributed throughout the different departments offer practical gift suggestions for
everybody, and every article bears our mark
of quality that guarantees satisfaction.
N.B.���Store is open Evenings until after Xmas.
Bring the children to visit Santa Claus Toy
Largest assorted stock of Candies and Fancy
Chocolate Boxes ever shown in Ladner
Don't forget the Big Prize Drawing kas Eve
No Use Talking
Christmas is right here now, so treat your feet to a new
pair of shoes
Always has shoes to suit particular people and they keep
the feet warm and dry
Bedroom slippers are pretty comfy, too.    Why
not try a pair ?     From $1.00 up
"The Shoeman,'
Ladner, B. C
t>-EXEZM-!-m':7Y'MSm I
HAVANA, (ui.i. Dee. 16.���The Havana basebaill team deifea-ted the Americans today by a score of ' i" 0.
VICTORIA,   Dec.   15.���Negotiations-
Hint  hnve been    in     progress    during
several weeks past for the sale to the
Canadian   Northern   of    the     charter
and interests of the Victoria & Barkley Sound     Railway    Company    havei
been   virtually     completed     and     thei
local company will be    formally    adsorbed upon the arrival here of William   Mackenzie,   the  Canadian   Nor- j
them   president,  who will  leave  Tor-
oiuo,  accompanied by General  Counsel Lash and Secretary Moore, for this
city on January 2, intending    to    remain here until the legislation giving
effect  to   the  bargain  made for  con-1
struction through British Columbia ls
passed by ihe    provincial    legislature:
and  receives the  assent  of  Governor!
VICTORIA. Dec. 1*.���Four hundred
local Freemasons celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Introduction
of Freema-sonary into British Columbia this evening, and were assisted by
large delegatims from Vancouver and
Eastern points. Prominent officers
of the Grand Lodge were in attendance, and delivered addresses, and '.he
new temple, the finest on the Coast,
was dedicated.
The  Home Furnishers
New Westminster, B. C.
Wish to thank all those w
beg to announce that the judge,
has handed them the following
1st.���E. T. Wilde, Surrey Centr
2nd.���Evelyn Lord, Ladner, B.
20th,���[rone Morrison, Langley
and if the winners of the prizes
the prizes as announced, they
we wish to remind our readers
iiniier uf ours receives a 'prize
in dealing with the up-to-date
Wishing  the  Prize Winners
mas  and   a  Happy  New  Year.
Yours for
Womens' Orders In England.
No order to which women were eligible, existed iu England until 1802,
when Ibe Order of Victoria aud Al-
Vrt was founded. It is composed of
-font* classes, the first and second ex-
elusivcly confined to members of Brit-
Mfc sod other royal families, Ibe third
class are all feeresses and ibe fourth
���other ladies.
I made an active beginning by the completion of surveys for some  60  miles
! out of Victoria, and these being taken
' over by the C. N, R. will greatly expedite preliminary arrangements for
construction of the Vancouber Island
portion of tbe third Canadian transcontinental line. It is estimated that
about $18,000  has been expended  hy
. the focal company, in which M. B.
Carlln  holds a  controlling interest In
; Incorporation, surveys and Incidental
prellmlnai y operations.
PRINCE RUPERT, Doc. 14���Work
on the waterworks reservoir was resumed this week. The delay was
caused by the breaking of the derrick
irons and the contractor had to send
to San Francisco for a new set.
Construction work was commeneel
recently on the .enlargements to the
Hazedion hotel and Ingeneca hotel.
Both buildings will be about doubled
in size.
Hey. J. McDonnell, of Vernon, who
has been relieving at Prince Rupert
Presbyterian Church for some weeks
refuses to entertain a call here.
The Wcstholme Lumber Co. were
probably the heaviest lo'sers in the recent gale. They had a couple of
scows damaged and also lost afloat
worth $S00, besides other smaller
With the laying of eight lengths of
pipe today the sewer as originally outlined  will  be  completed.
ho tried to win in the competition and
Mr.   C.   M.   Sapsford,  of  Vancouver,
names of the winners:
i, B.C. (Couoll .
C. (Lace Curtains).
, B.C.
will "kindly make their selections  o.f
will be delivered  free of charge;  and
thnt  everyone  who  becomes  a  cus-
ir. the extra value which they receive
Home Furnishers,
and all our readers a Merry Christ-
New Westminster
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ol
Your Patronage Solicited
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over ICi years. I hey lire llie greatest of nil animal renuhitoi-s und lire guaranteed, Slock
r ood. Poultry Food, Condition Powdera. Hoave Remedy, Colic Cure, Healing Salve,
Hnir i Irowing Sulve, Medicated Wnnli. ('ouu'h and (.'old Cure, Liniment for Slock. Lint,
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814 Ilaxtlnvs
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