BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Hosmer Times May 19, 1910

Item Metadata


JSON: htimes-1.0081986.json
JSON-LD: htimes-1.0081986-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): htimes-1.0081986-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: htimes-1.0081986-rdf.json
Turtle: htimes-1.0081986-turtle.txt
N-Triples: htimes-1.0081986-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: htimes-1.0081986-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array Your special attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Tour special attention is called to onr
ad on buck page.
A. Mills & Son
Volume II.
Number Uf f^"
Talcum Pewfe
keeps the shiny
look from thc skin,
leaves it as soft as a
baby's and gives it
the delightful
odor of spring
Hosmer Drug
& Book Store
Pulpwood, Lath, Shingles, Poles,
---Closeness of Manufacture
A Successful Sale
Owing to the number of people that could not attend
our AUCTION SALE we have decided to run a
Cut Rate Sale for Ten Days Longer \
and  will  cut  every article  and   only   every   article
mentioned here for below cost as we must have about
$1000.00 in the Next 10 Days
The goods are yours at almost your own price \
Hand Bags, Mirrors, large and small Brushes, Combs,
Hair Brushes, Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets, Soaps, Perfume,
Jewelry, Hand Painted China, Musical Instruments,
Crockery, White Ware, Wall Paper, 6 and 10 piece Toilet
Sets, Scissors, Knives, Side Combs, Back Combs, Post
Cards, School Bags, Stationery, all kinds of China with
views of Hosmer, Florida Water, Talcum Powder.
Our windows will convince you that we are now
offering prices that have never been Offered Before In Hosmer
Cut this advertisement out and bring it
along.   It is worth 10 cents in trade
******************* * * ******************* ************
English Prints, best quality, per yard  12Jc
Canadian Prints, per yard   lie
Boys'Tweed Suits, extra special $2.50, $2.05, $2.75, $3.00
Boys' School Boots extra strong $2.60, $2.75 and $3.00
and $3.50.   Mothers bring in your boys and
get one of these suits
See our bargain counter in Women's fine Boots and Shoes
»»-*MME»»»»»»»»»»»JMMHMt WW»»»¥ ¥ * * * * *** ***************'
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
After   supper   to-night,
take a brush and apply
to your dining room table. In
the morning you'll scarcely
recognize the
smooth, glossy
table as your
former dingy,
scratched one of
the night before.
This requires very
little work. It is much
easier to do than you'd
think, and the results
are  so   pleasing   and
so surprising that you will never regret
spending the little money it costs.
The lack of accurate,  reliable
and frequent returns concern-
ing the production in Canada tamarncu .„ aoout equal num-
of lumber, pulpwood, lath, bens take noxt Place
shingles, poles and other wood Reports as to the poles pur-
products has for some time dmsed were ¥*™* fr'»*' i('>
been felt, and with incresing ^egraph and telephone com
closeness of manufacture pn> Ponies, 151 eletric light, power
inises to be more and more in and railway companies, and 1!)
demand. In order to meet this Hteanl railways owning then-
demand the Forestrv Brnpch of | *,(,le lmes- Theso '-epresent 60,-
tho Department of the Interior P*-*-miles of line, supported by
12,433,245     poles.     These    coin-
189,671, and the electric roads
(numbering 32 and having 818
miles of tract) purchased 240,-
259 ties costing $92,011.   Cedar
(including under this term both ; 	
the  eastern  and    the  western j Grand JllPV Brought in True Bill
cedars) is  easily the favorite i   Against Babcock and Varlow
wood for  ties,  twice  as  many [ 	
ties being of this species as ofj
any other, while hemlock and j
tamarack in about equal
has taken up the
collection of
statistics on the subject and
has lately been published the
result of the first year's work
in this line as their Bulletin No.
8, entitled "Forest Products of
Canada, 1908." Messrs. II. li.
MaeMillan and G. A. Cutches
have complied the figures.
The statistics have been made
up from the replies returned to
circulars sent by the branch to
manufacturers and producers
in the various wood-working
industries. The accuracy of
such results necessarily depends
ou the proportion of manufacturers returning the schedules
The returns published in the
bulletin do not profess to be
complete. It would, indeed, be
remarkable if in this, the first
year in which the statistics
were collected, they had been
The total value of the production of lumber, lath, shingles,
cross-ties, poles and pulpwood
was during the year $67,425,044.
The production of sawn lumber is shown by the figures to
be in the neighborhood of 3,348,-
176,000 feet, board measure, per
annum, valued at $.54,338,037.
In this Ontario leads with a
production of 1,294,794,000 feet,
valued at $24,398,077, Quebec
being second with 690,135,000
feet of the value of $10,838,608,
and B. C. third, with 647,977,000
feet, worth $9,107,186. The
other provinces rank in the
following order: New Bruns-
wich, 308,400,000 feet, valued at
$4,081,402; Nova Scotia, 216,-
825,000 feet of the value of $2,-
873,730; Saskatchewan, 91,166,-
000 feet, valued at $1,576,820;
Manitoba, 56,447,000 feet, value,
$867,969; Alberta, 41,382,000
feet, valued at $593,244. The
total production of wood pulp
is 363,079 tons, made from 482,-
777 cords of wood and valued
at $2,931,653.
British Columbia easily leads
in the production of shingles,
producing 724,652,000 of the
value of $1,391,306. Its nearest
competitor is Quebec, which
produced 406,440,000, valued at
$849,787, and then follow, in
their order, Ontario, with a
production of 223,533,000 valued
at $461,155; New Brunswick,
109,913,000 worth $325,865; Nova
Scotia making 33,141,000, valued
at $69,370; Manitoba turning
out $1,125,000, worth $3,150,
and Saskatchewan, which produces 592,000,  valued  at $1,363.
The total production for tho
Dominion was 1,499,396.000
shingles, the aggregate value of
which   was $3,101,996.
In the manufacture of laths
Ontario takes first place wilh
263,241,000 to her credit, valued
at $012,8.56. Little more than
half thatnumber, viz.: 138,991,000
000, is made by her nearest
competitor, New Brunswick,
the value of whose product is
$286,08.8. Quebec made 92,914,-
000 laths, worth $1.89,076; British Columbia 86,862,000, worth
$208,255. Nova Scotia, 62,638,-
worth $136,893. Saskatchewan,
18,477,000, valued at $40,173;
Manitoba, 7,370.000, at a value
of $10,200 and Alberta 1,069,000,
worth $3,581.
The tot.'il number of laths
manufactured was 071,562,000,
of the value of $1,487,12.5.
During the year the railways
purchased 13,978,416 cross-ties
for which they paid $5,281,6.S5.
Of these the steam railways (17
in number and having a total
of 25,772 miles of track) bought
13,738,157, paying therefor $5,-
panies bought n total of 185,807
poles, paying for these, at the
point of purchase, $281,549. Of
these 185,807 poles 162,211 were
of coder, other woods used being tamarack, spruce and Douglas fir.
Halley's Comet at Hosmer
All the Hosmer astronomers
made elaborate preparations
for the observation of the much-
talked of Halley's comet. The
observatory was crowded with
savants from far and near, but
all the instruments they used,
and all the calculations they
made, could not induce the
comet to appear in the early
morning of the 18th. The day
dawned calm and beautiful, and
the great men calculated that
the visitor was fast speeding its
way towards the Crow. Sud-
] denly, following an undreamedof curve in its orbit, the comet
swept down and came in full
view of Hosmer—with disastrous result. That magnificent
heavenly visitor, gazing on the
discord and strife prevailing in
what ought to be a peaceful
and prosperous city, burst into
a paroxysm of grief, and wept
copious tears during the period
of its retreat.
The phenomenon is unheard
of in the history of comets,
which as far back as the Cornet-
ian Adam, shows no record of
any comet's ever having shown
any signs of possessing feelings
of any description, and the
astronomers say this performance of Halley's comet may
lead to many important disco v e r i e s, and revolutionize
Several people asserted that
they saw Halley's comet on the
morning of tbe 17th inst, about
six o'clock, but the astronomers,
after deep research on the subject, decided that it could not
be the comet, as they had no
records of any comet's ever
having been seen during daylight.
Miner's Trouble Settled
The strike against the British
Columbia Copper Company has
been declared oil' by the Greenwood Union of the Western
Federation of Miners, the company last Saturday receiving
official notification to that effect
over the signature of the secretary, George lleatherton.
Enjoyable Card Party
Miss   Ethel    Motcalf   gave a
charming   card    purty   at   the
llosmer Hotel   on   the   evening
18th.    At   li
The regular session of the
East Kootenay assizes was
opened at Fernie on Tuesday.
His Lordship Chief Justice
Hunter presided. The grand
and petit juries were called and
B. J. Brymner, of Cranbrook,
was chosen foreman of the
grand jury. His Lordship after
the jurymen had been sworn,
| instructed them as to the four
cases which would be presented
to them by Crown Prosecutor
W. A. MacDonald, K. C, of
These cases are:   The Crown
vs the two Belangers, ex-Con-
J stable Varlow and Nat Babcock,
J charged with  perpetrating the
holdup at Coal Creek last February.
The Crown vs Irene Wiley,
a case of robbery; a case against
a Japanese, charged with theft,
and the Crown vs Rod Dun lop
and John Kitchner, who are
charged with robbery; another
case of holdup alleged to have
been committed on the streets
of Fernie a few weeks ago.
The grand jury are now out
considering the Coal Creek
holdup case, whether if a true
bill is returned will be put up
on trial this afternoon. There
are only four cases upon the
civil docket and the session will
be a short one. Large delegations from the surrounding
district are filling the hotels
and the city presents a lively
Fresh Saturday Morning
Strawberries California Cherries Bananas
Oranges Lemons Rhubarb
Ripe Tomatoes Green Onions Lettuce
Ice Cream Ice Cream
Snap Soap for Greasy Hands, per tin  -
J Ice Cream, two large dishes for   -   -
«     L. H. LARSON & CO.
J. A. LUND, Manager
Hosmer, B. C.
of May
swell   supper   WM
i after  this   must
past, the
to Miss
E. W
o'clock a c
served    and j
lountiful   reprizes were  awarded
i .Jennie  Patterson
Bromley.   Dancing
then indulged intil the wee sina
hours of the morning. All join
in the expression that it was a
very enjoyable evening. Among
those present were:
Mr, and Mrs. II. L. Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Taylor, Mrs.
Alex Cameron, Mrs. Robt. Anderson, Mrs. Bert Swanton, Mrs.
J. R. Conn. Miss .Jennie Patterson, Miss Maggie Patterson,
Miss Gardner, Miss .St. John,
Miss Bolduc, Miss I'no. Messrs.
McKinnon, Shepherd, Miller,
McNeil, Cornett. Grant, Snell,
Median, Ingham, Halt/, Bromley and Lester.
— . i . i « —
The Jas. Fax Concert Co. at
the opera bouse, Friday evening, May 20th.
Latter—On Tuesday the
grand jury brought in a true
bill against Babcock and Varlow, two of the men who are
charged with being implicated
in the Coal Creek holdup of
February 18th.
After the jury had been
selected, and the prisoners had
pleaded not guilty W. It. Ross,
K. C, counsel for Varlow, asked
that the indictment be quashed
on the grounds that the accused
had been committed for trial
at the next court of competent
jurisdiction, and that court had
just been held in Nelson, and
accused had made application
to be tried at that court, but
the application had been refused. W. A. Macdonald, the
crown prosecutor, opposed the
quashing of the indictment.
The following proclamation appears in an extra of
tbe British Columbia
George the Fifth by the
Grace of God of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, and of the
British Dominions beyond
the seas, King, Defender
of the Faith, Emperor of
To all whom these presents shall come or to
whom the same may in
anywise concern:—Greeting.
Whereas Friday, the
twentieth day of May, has
been lixed for the obsequies of Ins late majesty,
King Edward the Seventh,
And whereas the said
day has by His Excellency
the Governor-General been
proclaimed a day of
mourning, to be observed
hy all persons throughout
the Dominion of Canada.
And whereas it is considered advisable to appoint by Proclamation the
said twentieth day of May
as a Public Holiday.
Fir, Spi-uee, Tamarac and Cedar, any quantity desired, lint cenly one J
quality—thc best.    We ran  satisfy the  nicest   exacting.    Nee  matter *
how lurge or how small thee order may lie, it will .teceive the same *
prompt attention.   Atrial order means a satisfied customer,   Give us J
a trial.    Foi- sale by *
The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd. J
C. H. Bomford, Agent llosmer, B. C. J
♦**»♦♦♦♦**» ♦♦♦♦*»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*
Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B.C.
Capital All Paid l'p $14,400,000 Pest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and  Mount   Royal,  G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. ('. M. (i.. President.
eSir Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Chllliwaok, Endcrby, Groonwood, Hosmer, Kolowno, Nelson Now Donvor
Xiculu, Now Wcstminstor, Rowland .Summorland, Vancouver, Vornon, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Doposltti cef 91 and upward rcooivod. [ntorost nllowcd ut currant uete-- unci paid
half yearly. Thu depositor is miUJoat to no dolay whatovor in U10 withdrawal of tho
whole or any part eef thu deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresli and Cured Meats.
Wo supply only the best
iu all the principal Town
Fresh   Fish,
Four trad
and ( il ies i
Game and
* solicited.
1 British ('
All kinds of Draying
A(il-:NT FOR
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
aud varnishes
in  paints,  st.-iins
at Bennett Bros.
Now therefore we have
thought fit by and with
the advice of our Executive council to appoint the
twentieth day of May instant to be a Public Holiday to be observed as a
general day of mourning
within Our Province of
British Columbia.
I Hosmer Livepy & Transfer Co.
.>6+****+«***<.<.*.:..:.«*^.>.n..K.i..:.^.:..*,.>.:.^.:..:..:..n.************** *
* *
A,X Jos. Asselin F. H. Ingham *
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
HOSMER, B. ('.
i****************************************************i THE HOSMER TIMES
For Blue Ribbon Cook Book
Tt  is a clearly printed book of han ly size,
■■' ig  briefly  and  simply  just   what  to  do,
and v.-iint to avoid, to obtain best results; how
most   mn.'i isJiMietii  from foods; bow to
line iitid serve tbetn attractively.    Everything is to conveniently urrung-i d and indexed
11   •   any   information   desired   may   bo  easily
found.     The   parts  telling about   Cooking for
l ■       i'Js ond Home Made Candies would alone
.■ n ■:■•--' t\  in -". ery home, :i ri*l
parts are equally good.
' f'ou| on and 25c for Blue Rib
bon ■ 'ool( 1 took
_..;■ l
"That Reminds Me
Cook Book
For Everyday Use
in Western Hc-fies
ll.illliil i
Wu have i eve r ■ .I,! single i . .
!'>r less i ate etil - .pi I-, lint
Ity tieeitig I-i upon |.[i(1t>.ii here, or
tlle      lonil .   -lei. offer, ui- will send
it to; r i-l.ln-.es postpaid tor onlj
AMONG applicants for sorvice as a IJKISKLY enters the- sleek-looking
j_L general housemaid in a Pittsburg X) agent, approaching tho desk of the
family wate a raw-boned Irish girl meek, tnenehing-loc king matt and
..:' rather forbidding aspect, "lie. you ei],.-ninjj one -ef those folding thinguni-
lovo children?" asked the mistress "!' ajigs she,wing styles eel binding. "I bathe house, wben  satisfied  thai   the- girl lieve I can interest you in this massive
v.enilil suit with respect lee incest require- bc! of I ks containing tho speeches e.t'
nil-tits.    "Well,   mum.''   responded   tlie- the-   world's   greatesl   orators,   Seventy
1 clt,  wilh  a grim  smile,  "thai   all  de- volumes. $1  einv.-n ami *l a nienilli until
pends e,n tho wages." the price, $080, has been paid. This sol
,    ,    . of bucks gi\,s you it,- most  celebrated
I CLERK in Belgrade. Servia, named \TrU? "'' ""! S«*at-st talkers the
A    Volislaw    Simonovitcn,    on    the""'1' ■ ever taowo and—•   "Lrt
.111,1      e.|.|>      ■ il      llu     ciV Ull 1. ll      lie.      .......(-       .......
bj length nf :mi increase of sail
[recently telegraphed to a young w
of Losnitsa and asked ber to share hi
fortunes. The regulation tax allows ten
words for tho minimum fee, and her answer ran: "Yes, gladly, willingly, joyfully, delightedly, gratefully, lovingly,
yes, yes, yes.
index,'' saj ej 1 be meek man.
■s [The agenl bauds il to him and he looks
."^through ir. carefully and methodically,
running his finger along the list of
name's. Reaching the cud, be hands the
index back to the agenl and says: "tt
isn't what you claim it is. I happen to
know tho greatest talker in the world,
aud you haven 't  her in the index."
■*■-- '-;.er.\:;*r;--;^;,; .*r-v;*;";-.-
.      *        -     ■    '.'..■    .
v   ■ .        ,\'.  y ■   ■-
-;v.- . - ■
when diBtriel attorney of New
York, went down to Goorgia to
address the Georgia Bar Association.
Colonel Peter Melrim was showing Jerome around. " Vou see that man,"
aii! the colonel, pointing out a ilis
tinguished person wbo sat on thu hold
porch. "I do." "Well, sub, that is a
man in whom our State takes great
pride, lie is Judge — . sun, the only
man in Gcorgin wbo run strul sitting
down.'' .
Ml' \ I'l,  was a  grocer.    Uats over
ran his city, and a  price of two
sous a hcn<! was placed upon them
by the town council.,    M. Paul's errand
boy, working early nnd late, managed to
slay ninety rats in the cellars and attics
of Un1 shop.   Tho boy took his prey to
tho city hall, and, returning to the grocery jubilant, showed  M. Paul tho nine
francs he bad gained.    Tho grocer held
I land the money here,''
' Vou  know  very  well  i bose
•t yours,"
ut his palm.
is about as capable o* filling Jack
Lamb's place as he would be of navigating an airship to Mars. I haven't
ibe least thing in the world against hirn,
personally, but a man who doesn't;
know any more about baseball than a
hen knows about her maternal ancestor I
twice removed should at least know enough to keop out of a responsible place
in tho affairs of the game.
And besides; mon* than in any other
thing you know, the office should seek
the man in baseball league affairs. When
the man goes chasing the oflice at top
speed, that lets him out as an eligible
—his title will be found among the
words that  have tlie prefix "in-".
Sporting News
Go in him, ah, gu to bim, and lift your
eyes aglow to him;
Pear not royally to give whatever he
may claim:
All your spirit's treasury scruple nol to
show   to   eli ii<i
!!«• is noble;  meet  him  with  a  pride
too high  for shame.
Say  to   bim,  ah,  say  to  him,  tbat   soul
and body sway to him;
Cast away the cowardice that counsels
you to fight,
■st   you  turn  at   las!   to  find  that  you
have hist  Ihe way to him,
Lcsl   you  stretch  youi-  arms   in   vain
across a star!
With the Horses
'fifties the bar.ly
ni, tin
LN  all  the  funny  s
did you come ac
su uproa
purported to
\\ ofgast ami
forty round
stuff you ever read,
ross anything quite
ious as these inten lows
have been given out by
Nelson alter their roei u|
tirgumeul ?      ot     courso.
J.V    poot, was entertaining a group of
uiaga/.ine  editors   at   luncheon   in
, New  York.    'I'm a compliment  upon his
fame   Mr.   ho   Gallienne   said   lightly:
"But what is poetical fame in this age
of prose.'    Only yesterday a  schoolboy
came and asked  mo fu\- my autograph.
1 1    assented    willingly.      And    today   at
(breakfast time the boy again presented
| himself.    'Will you give me your auto-
graph, sir?' he said.    'But,' said   I, 'I
[gave you my autograph, yesterday
iped that and a dollar,' he sail
lutograph of Jim Jeffries^'
of " conversational
certain Eastern col-
lively mademoiselle
bright afternoon she
,'crv excitedly.    She
flMlAT the automobile haa so far been
J. the possession of the rich or the
new rich has, naturally, won for
it many an enemy in the commoner
walks of life, Us sins have been magnified by a prejudiced public out of all
proportion to their importance, and the
new and strange horseless carriage* has
too often been treated as a foe instead
nf a friend to society.
While the great automobiling public
lays such sins as speeding to the charge
of the irresponsible among their number, and refuses to include it among
the necessary evils of the pursuit, it is,
however, ready lo face a still greater
evil, and to admit that the automobile
is the most active agenl. iu break'ing
down macadamized roads that there is
today. The general attitude toward this
question among owners of cars is one
of the greatest receptivity, for tbey recognize that the development of tho industry means one of two things, either
the restriction of the use of the automobile, or the altering of the present
policy in road-making. As the former
scheme coulll be but a temporary and
unlightened expedient, and no real solution l" the problem, something must ere
long bo done to produce a road capable
of enduring the constant motor traffic.
The destructive effects of the automobile upon thc best possilde macadam
ized load are easy to explain. Loosened
hy the suction of the swiflly revolving
rubber tires, small particles of the finely-crushed binding material .are picked
and thrown to the rear. The broken
edges of the upper layer of macadam
are thus exposed, and arc in their turn
worn down and thrown aside. This process continues until finally a heavy underlying foundation of rock is exposed,
and the road stands badly in need of
repair. The effect of thc bare pneumatic
tire is disastrous enough, but the introduction of chains and other nonskidding
devices  has  increased   the  havoc.
Before many years Ihe construction
nt automobile highways will become a i
necessity, for by that time the automobile will have won a place ns the
most frcquenl user of our roads. The
solution is to tind some form of binding
material which will not wash away during winter freshets or blow nway wilh
the dust   of summer.
American fanner may undoubtedly bc
taken as prophetic of what the Canadian tanner is to undertake. But a
few years ago the antagonism to the
automobile was as deep in thc heart of
Ihe American farmer as it has ever been
in this country. Times have changed
there now, and the change is due to the
automobile. The farmers of the great
western plains were Ihe first to see
the true benefits which must accrue to
them from the use of the motor car, and
it is in the west now that most use is
being made of the new convenience.
The Canadian west is following suit, and
dealers have found it impossible to fill
their orders.
As a result of the fine harvests of
I!U)S, the automobile business was given
au unprecedented impetus. Number J
were sold in all the small towns, some
of which, with ;• population of less
than 500, purchased seven or eight cars.
With another bumper harvest thc sale
of ears in tin1 west will undoubtedly bo
Many are the uses tn which the farmer is applying the motor car. In the
west it has been found that the gasoline
motor will operate ploughs and harvesting machines which will do several times
tho work ol' a team of horses. "In
Iowa. Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska,''
says The Horseless Age, "the automobile is shelling coin, turning cream sep-
arators, furnishing power to do tlie
family WUSh'ug, hauling calves, wheat
and produce to market, rounding up
herds, drugging dirt-roads, hauling the
doctor, taking the farmer to political
meetings, agricultural lectures, and the
homes of his neighbors.
Til K     teacher
French " in
lego   was   a
"just over."   Qui
stopped  two girls
wanted In buy an "eponge pour la
bain," but. she did not know what to
ask for. "Hath sponge. Tell the salesman you want a big bath sponge to
take homo with you. said the girls in
chorus, and they accompanied her to the
village drug store. A young clerk stepped forward. Mademoiselle advanced
bravely. "Please," she said, smilingly,
"will you kindly take me home and give
me a big Sponge bath ?''
lhey in always funny—these suppositious interviews - but flat, and Ad really
put the dark cloud ci yer on any of the
other chaps who preceded them; ver*,
likely because the mau who wrote the
interviews had so little sense of humor
that he made Ins stall' the very essence
of hearty laughs.
Just for inn. let 's take a glance at
3omc of ihe geais of conversational ait
that this unknown—even to himself—
humorist has set down to Wolffast—
what Ad is said to have said and then
something that, he probably would have
said or did say if he said anything.
First Ad threw this noble sontiment
off his chest—according to the scribe:
■'I cherish no resentment toward Nelson, Why should I;' 1 have shown myself his superior.1'
Now wouldn 't that make you move
back yi ur cms to muke room for a sinilo
lo iii tin cast .' "Cherish no resentment." Goodness gracious Agnes! is
that th;1 way Wolgast would say it? Not
in a. thousand years at thc lowest. What
he said if he was asked about how he
_' I felt toward Bat after the fight, was like-
f"-'|!y something of this'sort:
".No, I ain't gol nothin' against Bat.
Wot fell; ain't I beat Ihe liver out
of him twice,    A grudge?   No chance."
Give rue your ears for this other
choice morsel—right oil' the tip of Wol
gast's tongue—via the veracious report
Be  to  him, ah.  be to h
sets joy  free  to him;
Teach him all tbe tendenu
love can know.
And if over there Bhould con
nf me lo him.
Hid him judge me gently
-- Amelia -I. Burr, in Centtii
key thai
a memiO'v
I    Ihe
DURfNG the early
mustang ranged tho Kansas
prairies in countless numbers.
These wild horses would come up from
tne south just about the time thc sweet
young grass was sprouting, and while
lhey travelled far to the north they
Beemed to love to roam over Kansas,
particularly the southwestern portion.
Sometimes there would be a very
large band scattered over a large tor
rit..ry. At night they would gather
closer together, and after a peaceful rest
would Bpread out again over the vast
expanse of prairie.
In the breeding season the great drove
would be broken up iuto small bauds,
and instead of grazing to their hearts'
content by day and sleeping the peaceful sleep of other seasons, there wns ever
in each band a spirit of restlessness.
The stallions at Ibis lime were lillcd
with unrest, and Ihe poor matrons, however much they might desire to graze
and browse, were kept on thc move by
their equine lords. Sometimes a stallion
would gat hei- up a small bunch of mares
and gallop them Par away from tho
othor bands. But no sooner would he settle down in a sense of security to rest
himself aud his little band of mares,
I han along would come au envious stallion or two, bent upon disturbing th"
■ ions already Bel uj
Seoi-u   nol   the dreamer, ye  who  strive
In   busy   marls  the goal   to   win;
By other ways shall he arrive,
And other ^ales shall outer in.
In touch with nature's mysteries,
His is the hearl   that  understands:
To paint tbe picture that he sees
His are the artist's skilful hands.
Hike thai   far dreamer of .ludea.
Who, true of heart and wise of brain.
Was made Egyptian Pharaoh's seer
And saved the King's domain.
Up from the Kiver crept the lean.
Long years across the desert sand;
Behold, the Dreamer rose serene
And  \t't\  the famished land!
So  to  the Seer the power is given,
And lime fulfills the vision dim;
The Sun and Moon and Stars eleven
How dowu and worship him!
M. K. Buhler, in Outlook Magazine.
haps there
is done by forcing strong jets of gas
fiamo on the surface. He noticed that
those flames quickly picked up thc moisture. Mr. Madden conceived tin' idea
of giving them a trial as absorbers of
moisture on the trotting tracks. Pushing the forced Same slowly over the surface of the ground, he found that it
dried the mud instantly, leaving dust
in its wake. He now proposes to give
thc machines a thorough trial as soon
as Spring; opens, with a view to introducing them in the Grand Circuit next
season if they will do the work. E. T.
Bedford, the breeder of Hamburg Belle,
2.03 M; Lieutenant-Governor Horace
While, A. ,1. Welch, owner of the lioad-
vtlle trotting track, and other horsemen
who have seen them tested believe that
the plan is practicable.
"if I am not mistaken," Mr. Madden said Ihe other day, "you can dry
out a muddy track in half an hour or
less time by running three or four of
these machines abreast once >r twice
around the course. One outfit would do
for the whole circuit, as they can be
readily shipped from town to town,
where the races are in progress."
Wet tracks are the cause of greater
loss to tin1 managers of trotting meetings than any other misfortune which
befalls them.   Rain at night often ncces-
Per- sitates   postponement,   even   whon   the
next day, owing
I I E was
Five years ago in •'anuria it must
hate seemed apparent to the watching
public that, tin- farmer ami the automobile were possessed of temperaments
Which, in the divorce rourl, would have!
been termed incompatible. Koconl de i
relopmonts, however, Judical"' that tho
farmer is destined before long to lake
the motor cur lo his heart, and, possess
ftrf if such an invaluable consort, to be
eome freer agriculturally, socially ami
merit ally.
'Che -Sold ni usefulness foi' l he auto
mobile is vast, but iu no direction dn
its possibilities loom so lar^e as in that
ol  the  fanner.    The experience of  the
Although the sale of the automobile
to a Canadian fanner is as yet a unique
experience for the manufacturer, still
there aro indications that a change of
attitude on tbe part of the rural popu
lation is rapidly taking place. In Canada at the present time it is estimated
that about one per cent, of automobile
sales go to the farm, This does not
fairly represent thc agricultural point
of view, for the example nf I heir western brothers is nol unheeded by conser-
■ iittve farcers of thc cast, and especially ol Ontario. The result is that the
number of inquiries received by manufacturers is largely increasing, and the
rural patronage of motor car exhibitions
reveals this  interest, in as true a  way.
The automobile has already mado the
country, with all its sweet, pure air,
and re-u am] pence, accessible to tho
worn -mil son of the city. It has made
a dual existence possible to the business
man, an existence highly beneficial lo
himself anil even as desirable fo the city
ami to ihe country. This, then, is what
the automobile will eventually do foi
the country-bred man. It will give him
ihe coveted joys of the city, but will
not at fhe same time rob him of his
father's country scat, to which, when
Ihe city's lure has faded, he may turn
again  for solace and contentment.
lector and  was patiently
waiting    for    his    first    patient.
Thought  he:     "If  the mountain
will   not   come  to  Mohammed,  Mohammed must go to the mountain.    And as
patients  will  not  seek   ine  out   I   must
needs   seek   them   out.''       lie   strolled
through the cheap market aud presently
jsaw   a   man   buy   six   nice   cucumbers.
I'Mlero's a chance!"  said   be, and  followed   him   home.     Patiently  he waited
i for   four   long   and   lonely   hours,   and
j about  midnight  the  front  door quickly
opened, and  the man  dashed down  tlie
jsteps.     He seized   bim   by   Ihe arm  and
!cried earnestly:   "Do you want  a doctor?"    "No!" replied' the man  roughly,    "Want more cucumbers!"
*    *    «
Till-; du:'lt monarch from sunny Africa
was being shown over an engineering place in Snlford by tho manager, who, in explaining the working of
! certain machinery, unfortunately got
his coai tails caught in it, and in a mo
'■ ment was being whirled round at so
many revolutions per minute. Luckily
! for the manager, his garments were unequal .lo the strain of more than a few
revolutions, and he was hurled, dishevelled and dazod, at tlie feel of Ihe visitor.
That exalted personage roared with
| laughter, and said something to his interpreter. "Sab," said that functionary In ihe manager, "his majesty say
he' am berry pleased with de trick, an'
will yon please do it again?"
»    *     *
WILLIAM, a little country boy of
six, was snowbound with his
mother at the home of an aunt,
twenty miles from bis own home. The
two, who had driven over in a sleigh
just to spend the day, were forced to
remain three nighls and were supplied
by the hostess with garments to sleep in.
There beine-; no small boys in his aunt's
family, William was put to bed in one
nf his it'll" cousin Deborah's nightgowns, very indignant at having to
Iwear anything with so many frills and
I lace trimmings around the neck ami on
the sleeves. "I won't stand it, mum-
j mer," he loudly protested on thc sec-
ond night, "1 won't wear anyUiing so
girly! I'll nm away, you see if I don't
and perish in a snowdrift beforo I'll
j put that thing on again. Why, rather
I than wear that—that valentine night-
gown    I 'II sleep raw! "
■-,:'■■     f,
Genus   Fester  in  the   Skin  and  Blood
Cures aro Impossible
Aftei   yours  nf   debate   medical   au
j tlleeritit'H   cere-   lliew   Ml^re'e'el    thill    Ne'/.teltlit
and other skin dtaeanos arc not seated
Jin (lie lel.ieiei. luil are caused ley fee'rens
in tlie skin. Myriads cef microscopic
!animals gnnw tin- flesh just below tho
| epielertliis. Tile [mticni is perfect ly
healthy, it  i* only tin' skin that  is elii
cased.    HeniM-. scientists are eneev ai*r I
thai ynu must cure the skin through tie.'
I skin. ,
'I'lie medicine must   In1 in liquid form
in order to penetrate properly, as salvos
and    oillt teellls   dog   I lie    |eee|-es   without
reaching ili<' inner -kin.
'Un    id ly  that   will search  .mi  antl
elestrrey the 'ii- 'use germs, stop the   itch
Um!      eeeiCllllie     ||,e     lieilllliy     tis.-IIO     is     tlllll
I.   de:,ei  riimpaiilicl   .'.I'  nil  of  winter
grceti, thymol, glycerine, etc., known as
ll.     I'.     II.    I' ce I'pti.ill.
Tli.' I       -.ci   \\:   li   will    Iii-    ■ . .i I
Iii     il . on '.\ ill find I ho ilcl lievecl.
nisi ;     : i   ■     nre   •mi  eel' this.
1     Write,   tlie'   li.    li. ' li.    t,abornt.or es,
Dept,  R.  I'.. ■■' .Ionian Street, 'I'..rout...
fur   a    free   trial    Iconic,  and   prove   it
"I eliel not vary my plan, which 1
could see was bringing the coveted prize
within  my  grasp."
Anything about that to remind you
of a lightweight champion who butts?
re are Ad's real words and I'll bet
they're nearer than what the other follow says they were:
"Nothin' 'to il; [ just followed tho
same track all thc way. 1 seen a w'tis
bringing homo the money, so I just
plugged away till I got him."
"1. have no plans for the future,"
"1 refrained front rushing," "1 knew
it would be difficult tee overcome a man
so impervious to punishment as Nelson;" these aro some more cameos of
speech cut from thc Wolgast oration
by Ihe skilled hand of thc writer, who
either doesn't, talk with his man at all
or who has so good a conceit of himself
that he spills the real talk and fills up
the (lowing bowl with his own silly gab.
When Wolgast wanted to say he stayed away anil made lint eome to him,
that's what he said—he never in the
world monkeyed with such truck as
"refrained from rushing." When he
wanted to say he hadu't. thought about
what ho would do, he said: "I dou't
know; 1 haven't, thought about it yet."
And that "impervious to punishment"
elope would give a. man a pain all eever
ii' it weren't bo laughable. "Oh no,"
says Ail, "1. knew 1 hael me work cut
out. Bat is no new-made cheese, and
I. knew J 'd have to soak him good and
plenty to put him on the rocks."
Ati'l thoro you are; instead of making
tiiese lads talk as they do, these silly
writer guys try to dress their words I
with finer feathers than they have,
^'hen they get through sticking pea
cook's plumes on a grade Plymouth
Rock subject, we have a product that
is neither flesh, fowl nor oven good salt
mackerel. And vet it never appeals to
the writer fellows that way—they just
go right along making fools cef them-
solve's tend trying to make fools of
others, too.
But look here: Bat got off the gem-
miest gem of the lot. Bat said—after
giving Wolgast a lot of praise for licking him—"I'm afraid he hasn't the
punch to be a champion." Upon my
soul, that is as funny as anything Bat
eottlel have said it he had arisen early
in the morning and worked at the job
all .lay. Why Bat never had a punch
in any part of his body but his thick
skull that would brush a mosquito off' a
screen. It' lie hadn't been allowed to
bang his head into the other fellow's
breastbone anel to hang around his neck,
Bat never would have gotten within
long distance telephoning of the championship. Wolgast's punch was good
I'liougli to put him on the tottering tip-
end of n knockout, and if Wolgast
hadn't been afraid to take the chance,
he might have killed Nelson in the last
rounds, The trouble with Bat—one
trouble—is that he is color blind on
punches—-he thinks he has one, when he
hasn't, and that the other follow has-
n 't, when he hns.
BASEBALL weather, but no baseball
work clone yet. This Western (.'an-
inki  League, appears tee be its dead
as a cnhl storage egg, and if they don't
watch out, it  will  be in as bad odor its
en f that brand of hen-fruit after two
years  freezing and a sudden  thaw.
A baseball league neeels as much care
ns a motherless sucking pig, unci flint's
;i whole lot, uinl then a lot more. Tho
man who tukes an oflice in such a
league and lias a fancy that he won'i
hnve much lee -lo ought to take spring
medicine for so gi-nss an error. There's
a let to do, even in a baby league, nnd
when ill" -eubjoct ,s wtdl grown up. I litre
lire all  kinds nf  1 .Is  tee do.     So  far,  tlie
new officials nt' the League Bcem chiofly
io e„ illstipgiiished for llu'ir capacity
nol in il". instciicl ol' excelling in tho
■m i   of .[..iii...   -early and often.
Ah.ui'  the in,-:  discouraging thing I
lin   ■  lu urd,  11   ugh,  is  lliiii   .Inliii  Cousins is 1.1 take -lack-  Lamb's place.    I
ii   differences of opinion with Mr.
1 ttobody would In' so nnfnir as
lo deny thai  he was a faithful, diligcnl
officer •.;' I he League .-'i"! a man who laid
nowledgc  eef  baseball  anel  btise-
ball management.    In any of these res
peels,   I've   a   hunch   lliat   Mr.   Cousins
(With apologies lee Wordsworth)
(By Carlyle Smith)
I MET a littlo cottage-girl.
"I'm  six years old," she said,
A  wealth of pretty golden curl
A-clust'ring  round  liter head.
"Sisters and   Brothers,  little   Maid,
How many may you be?"
Quoth   1. and  then* this little jade
'finis upped and answered me:
"O, we in all are seventeen,
M.v good sir," she replied,
''And some are fat and some are lean
And all are pleasant fried.
There's Bill, clear Billie is a Goat,
And   then   there's little Sam,
Who wears a wolly overcoat
Like   Mary's  little  lamb.
"Then   there's   Said}',   she's   the   Cow,
Her sieies are soft as silk,
And every morining 1 allow
She gives ten quarts of milk.
And  Marmaduke  he   is  the Bull
Down  in  fhe pasture lot.
When he is bad he's terrible.
And when he's good he's not.
"Then there is Hank, our Booster gay,
Who sings  his  merry song,
And   heralds  in the break of day
With  cackles  loud  and  long;
And Bub thc  Pig, down in the pen,
Grows  fatter  day  tind  night—
There is not in the haunts of men
A  more con ten tc el sight.
"Tho others all are pullets line,
Who all day stretch their legs,
And when the'sun doth cense to shine
(let  busy  on   their  eggs.
We  are  a   happy   family—
A   happier  ne'er was seen.
With  Paw and Maw and little Me.
And  all   thee  seventeen."
"Put   these   are   animals,   my   child.
of Brothers   'twas f spoke,
And  Sisters too—"  The  kiddie  smiled
As though T cracked  a joke.
"They are my Brothers, .Sisters too,"
She said, her eyes afar,
"And   if you'll  ask   the  Butcher you
Will learn how dear they are! "
eihl    lie'
tchelor   Btnllions   which   had   trailedlto  the dnngci
the more fortunate stallion and his fain-  the mud, and it
ily   to   their  biding  place.       And   these
bachelor   stallions   which    had    I railed
have    nothing   else   tee   elo   but   make'
trouble,    There would  be some lighting
among I lie stallions for possession of the
ban.I   ol'  inures,  but  for the most  part
l lien   would be much deiiinnstration and
exercise of strategy. Not that the pri/.e
was not worth a battle, but rather that
there was a disposition  to win without i
a hard light.   The older horses, and tho |
oihers am.eng (1,,. stallions which  were j     A small western circuit, the members
weakest, would run from the charge of iof which met recently, did a very sensi- +   I
Ihe  stronger and. bidder  stallions,  and ble thing.   They did not pass an abstract
resolution that all drivers on the circuit
should have colored jackets, hut they
passed n resolution instructing the secretary to purchase satin jackels nnd
caps for the drivers and uniforms for
the grooms, and ordered that as soon
as the mooting was over the outfit.
should he sent on  to the noxt mooting
lent lo trolling
'oiiiiunn saying that
one postponement prevents the financial
success of nny trolling meeting. To
insure good footing at all times for the
luersiis, it was once proposed to surface
sume of (he (rotting tracks wilh rubber,
but the heavy expense caused the abandonment of the project. Horsemen all
over the country will await with much
interest the final test of Mr. Madden '»
ind, holder  stallions,
while   one   of  these  was  driving  away
those  not   able or  willing tn  fight, another of  Cue streenger group would  try
to steal away with the mares.
And so it went, day after day. Always there was promise of severe battle'
which ended in exhibitions of strategy.
Always there was motion anel unrest to
tlie. point of weariness.
On one occasion cptite a bund of
mares had been separated from tbe larger herd and were carried miles away,
fitst by one stallion and then by another.
Meanwhile theie were oilier stallions,
both old and young, following ami hanging on to the fringe of the band.
The two particular stallions which appeared to take1 turns in monopolizing
the band made great show of fight to
each othor, but neething more than a
challenge and a refusal to fight would
come of it.
One of these stallions was a black;
the other a dun. Whon the black had
made up his mind to drive away the dun
or risk a battle the dun would gallop
nway, leaving the black in full possession of the band. But the dun would
soon prick up his courage and come
back neighing defiantly. He would
charge straight for the black, determined to win that band of mares or die in
tho attempt.
When the dun stallion was ready for
for battle the black was not in the
mood, so he1 would take to his heels nnd
leave the dun for a time the lord of the
It was plainly evident that the other
stallions, hanging on the fringe of the
band hail decided that the black and the
dun were masters. Not one of this little
bunch of stallions appeared at all inclined (o challenge their rights, for when
either of the two would start for the
bunch, one' anil all would gallop away as
fast  as their h'gs could carry them.
It will be generally admitted that
John E. Madden is not only one of the
leading horsemen on the continent and
is equally at home with both the thoroughbred and Ihe trotter, but he is also
a very keen observer and original thinker. The asphalt roadways and streets
of Now York often need repairs, and
certain  parts have to bo melted, which
for use and so on to (he end of the circuit. If every circuit will .adopt this
rule tlie general public will be grateful,
for they will then be able to intelligent
l> watch a race and pick out the leaders
as easily as the judges. While this is
the main object, the pretty jackets nre
pleasing in Ihe eye, especially eef the
ladies, ami the spectacular side of racing adds a great deal tn its charm.
Uniforming thi* grooms also is fully as
important as the caps and jackets of
the drivel's, the old fashioned swipes
with their pails and blankets were tn
say the least unsightly. Gradually, but
surely, the associations are improving
in all those details which make racing
pleasing to the eye.
Do you trap or buy
Purs? I nm Canada's
largest dealer, I pay
highest prices. Your
shipments solicited.
I pay mail and ex-
,,      .,     , press charges: remit
promptly. Also largest dealer (n Heefhides.
sjbeepskins.ete:. Quotations and shipping tags
sent free. F   B    ^j
Only eight weeks required.   Free Toots
Positions secured at 114 to 120
per week.
Wonderful demand for barbun.
Call or write for Free IUnitraUd
Call and lee Canada'! largnt
and finest Barber Shop.
222 Vacific A*re. Winnipif
And all diseases nf the horse alTectine his throat, spootlily cured;
celts unci licir.sos in stnhle kept from having tticm hy using
SPOHN'S DISTBMl'EE AND 06UOH CURE. :l In 11 doses oft".
euro; 1 hntllc guaranteed tee e-uree one case. Safe feer leroocl mures
baby colls. BtalUotls—all ages and conditions. Most skilful scion-
lilie compound, 50c and $1.00 a lioltle; $5.0(1 and $10,110 n cWe-n
Oct  it from your druggist or harness dealer.
Spohn Medical Co. Chemists and Bacteriologists, 80SHEH,lnl,IU.i.
VOL. 1
NO. 28
It wns in the hereafter.
The man encountered a singulnr group of animals.
There were two or tbrce beavers, nn otter, and some seals,
mink and marten.
All were shivering,  though  the climate, tee sny  the least
said   the  man, in per-
thoy explained
• f it, was mild.
"What's the  matter with  you?"
plcxity.   "You seem chilled."
"We wore skinned for your wifo'i
"Shako!" cried the man, sympathetically,   "Ho was I!"
When  ynu  run  up  against a skin  game,  if you're wise,
you smoko a Buck-Eye and say nothing.    To the Bnck-Eyc
smoker there is always the soothing consolation  that whatever happens his cigar will not go back on him.
Alwnys the same, year in, yoar out, the Buck-Eye is faithful to its ideal—to retain its position as the best ton cent
cigar sold today.
P.S. -If that statement seems strong to you, buy a
Buck-Eye and smoke it. You'll find neither statement nor
Buck-Eye too strong.
A  Great Newspaper
i JK'"
INEVITABLY" was the editor's
word, and (though editors are not
always right; it was the only, word.
A series of articles descriptive of the
leading British newspapers must open
with tlie "Times." Since tho word was
sptAen the deeply-regretted death of
ilr. A. F. Walter makes such a commencement sadly appropriate. It is not
the oldest of our daily journals; it is
■ot even the sole remnant of the numerous journals started in the Seventeen
Hundreds. Further, one would scarcely
like to adjudge it a standing proof of
the doctrine of the survival ot the fittest. So many are tho incidents aud
accidents which make or mar tho ultimate fortunes of a newspaper, apart
from the character of its open appeal
to  the  public  that   a   fitter  may  have
undered;  in fact,  in the  opinion  of
e authorities, titter did founder. But
ore confronts us the great fact:   the
Times" has "pulled through," as we
.English say—"made good," as our American cousins say; and there it stands,
dignified, imposing, a trifle somnolent,
a trifle oppressive, on a commanding
•lope of tho perilous peak of journalism.
The "Times" was fortunate in thnt
it began in thc days of small things, in
the hour of origins. It bogan almost
as a foolscap pamphlet of tour pages;
»ow it is almost an encyclopedia. At
the opening of the nineteenth contury
its capacity could be described in columns; at tho opening of the twouticth
•entury it has almost to be spoken of
in acres. In its innumerable volumes—
"the pit" out of which must be dug
all future histories of tho commonwealth—it is in its own career a deeply-
interesting epitome of the sturdy rise
and prudential, yet persistent development of England. . Tho history of tho
Times " is in thc nature of a romance.
In most respects a characteristically
English  institution,  it  w.'jis,  above  all,
liaractcristically English; in its incep-
on. If not oxtictly begun, like the Empire, in abe3enco of mind, the making of
a great newspaper was not the chief
animating thought in tho brain of the
man who brought it into being; it was
really begun, as tho slipshod city man
I would say to-day, as a "side-show" to
\rte business of a singularly-developed
'printing firm, which had throe years
previously taken a disiiBed printing-
office (whore the "Loudon Gazette" had
been at one time printed) in order to
demonstrate the value of a system of
«omposiug by' words instead of by letters, which the compositor-partner of
tho firm had devised a few years earlier; that is to say, the newspaper which
afterwards became the "Times" was
merely produced to prove that newspapers as well aB books could be printed
by  logotypes.
In the reign of John Walter III. the
"Times" introduced tho Kociiig press,
and ultimately what was culled the Walter press; but thc greatest honor in this
department iB associated with the mom-
•ry of John II., who "brought in" tho
■team-driven press. A scene that attended tho first issue of tho "Times,"
•n Novembor 2!), 1814, from a press
steam-moved must take rank amongst
tho most dramatic in all the crowded
history of tho .birth-throes uud ultimate
achievements of British industries. Fearing, witli reason, that if the men who
worked the old-fashioned hand presses—
how far away it scents, yet the date
falls within the contury!—heard of the
innovation, they would' at. least jeopardize the1 success of the experiment,' Mr.
Walter had the boiler, engine, and press
•rected in secret in a building closely
adjacent to the office, and the operators
•f (he ancient methods wore in absolute
ignorance of the transformation in
course of development until the courageous head of the firm emerged into the
original press-loom, whore the old hands
were awaiting the customary coming of
thc formes, with copies of the "Times"
already printed in his hands! What a
thrilling moment of glorious victory!
It was the "Times" Waterloo! Surely
an incident so striking, so stirring, so
significant as this ought lee lie immortalized in one of the panels with which the
lane) walls of the Royal lOxchange are
at presout being embellished. We coin-
mend the suggestion to a sympathetic
soul—to wit. Lord Northcliffe,
The office of the "Times" (which is
adorned, as is proper, with publicly-imposed onconiums) stands underneath the
shadow of St. Paul's anil in a straight
lino with tho Bank and the Mansion
House, on the site of the premises in
which it was originally produced under
the first nf its titles on January 1, 17S5
—the site of a monastery of Black
Friars, aud later of the Blackfriai'8
Theatre, in which Shakespeare's company appeared. It hub an admirable
and (albeit of brick) an impressive
rontage upon Queen Victoria Street,
adjacent, to the house of the Bible Society, and right opposite to St. Paul's
Station is the sectieen containing thee
proprietorial, editorial', and managerial
rooms; but its chief feature—a feature
with the suggestion of an old-world retreat and the charm of some measure
of qnaintness—is the courtyard (approached from the City thoroughfare by
three sieji*s of a building almost Queen
Anne-like' in its plain ngrcoablenoss anel
the chaste doorway forming the chief
"traffic" entrance to the premises. The
modesty of the "Times" was literally
shrinking until the othor month, when
(presumably under the influence of the
new regime introduced by Lord North
elilTe) there was hoisted over this porch
the sign of "The Time's" in artistic
script, white1 in body "it u blue ground™
vwily a sign of the times! While seiiiu*
of the rooms whei'i'in visitors are received call up remombranoo of the offices of
old-fashioned family solicitors, the prin-
eipal apartments are spacious enough,
and the srntT g.*nerally (including the
'oompaniontehip" of the composing-
nom) seem to be satisfactorily housed.
The publishing offie'o is at the back, in a
lane close to the Apothecaries' Hall. Under the new sovereign the establishment
has boon equipped, at substantial cost,
with a heavy hnltery ol' an American
form of type-setting machine nnd n
fine array of the latest type of American printing-press.
Of the staff and auxiliaries of the
"Times" it hnB never been possible to
write with confidence. What has been
described as a condition of "inscrutable secrecy" was almost from tho start
of the paper imposed upon all who wero
associated with t)io editorial department; and writing of a period within
Hiring memory one chronicler records:
"If two contributors who happened to
be personal friendR chanced to meet
within the precincts of the office Mr.
"Walter would expect them to pass without recognition." Coming almost
straight up from Oxford, a country
clergyman's son, tho present editor, Mr.
•. E. Bucklo( has occupied thc chair
(assisted by the veteran Mr. Capper)
for over a quarter of a century, while
nearly a score of years has elapsed
since Mr. Moberly Bell forsook the sultry environment of Pompey's Pillar for
the heat and glare of the manager's office in Queen Victoria Street. Within
the past few months both thoso gentle
men (big of frame, robust) have wel-
omed a new colleague in tho dapper
person of Mr. S. J. Pryor, a genial gentleman whose editorial experience covers a range "extensive and peculiar"—
the "Sun" (New York), the "Daily
Mail" (in its earliest days), the "Daily
Express," the "Evening Standard,"
and the "Tribune" (in its later stages).
Tho manufacturers of "the thunder"
of the "Times" today cannot be named; but their calibre may bo judged
from the fuct that the list of deceased
or retired leader-writers includes men
of the stamp of Thackeray, the famous
Bob'' Lowe of franchise-agitation
days, Carlyle, John Sterling, Thomas
Mozley, the brother-in-law of Newman,
George Venables, aud the present Lord
Courtney of Penwith.
Thc "Times" itself—is there need to
describe it? It is not entrancing, not
even engaging. Once seen, however,
like Egyptian desert of Western prairie,
it is never forgotten. The pages are as
a vast tableland of whinstone and
heather, broken neither *Viy the frolic-
soniencss of Nature nor the handiwork
of man. More than ever it justifies its
lirst title, the "London Daily Universal
Register," at any rate as register of all
that is serious, sane, sedate; but of attractiveness it has not a scintilla. It is
Knglish, it is true1, but English of an
Kngland that is passing—passing rapidly. As to the past glory of the paper
there can be no question. The many
testimonies iu contemporary records to
the commanding influence of Barnes
and Delano sufficiently attest the fact.
Delano (who had been marked out for
the post, as a boy by Walter II., his
father being the accountant-general of
the firm) was far and away not only the
greater, but the more influential editor, if only because, instead of writing
himself, as Barnes did, ho gave the fullest play (in the gaieties of Society as
well as the unending drudgeries of the
office)   to  that  "spirit  of  journalism"
so  to  speak,  and  the  clothes  cut   into!
their flesh. And at night, in their sleep- i
iiig-bags,   the   first   hour   was   spent   in j
thawing out.    Thev returned to civili/.a- :
tion none the worse in health, but soon j
contracted severe  colds  upon  reaching!
there.   People were much amused by the
press    accounts   of   how    Commander
Peary had taken cold while proceeding
to  dine with  a  friend  in  a  suburb oi
Washington, the taxicab which was conveying Mm and his wife having broken
down during a snow flurry in December.
The question cef e-nlds naturally brings
to minel thc case nf St. Kilda, that lonely rocky island visited by Dr. Johnson
iu   company  with  Boswell  during their
famous tour of the Hebrides.   There are
about one hundred inhabitants on the
island.    The   coasts  are   so   precipitous
that for a period of eight months in tlie
year it is practically inaccessible. Several vessels from the mainland call tbere
during the Bummer.    It is a curious fact
that  whenevor  a ship  reaches  this  is-'
land  from  the   mainland  every  inhabi-
tant, even to the infants, is si'ized with j
a   cold.     This   circumstance   has   been,
known for two hundred years.    It was |
of great interest to Dr. Johnson, who at
first was sceptical concerning it.
The question of the St. Kilda cold
long puzzled even scientific men, who
did not imagine that it was, in fact, an
infectious disease, and that without the
possibility of infection it is impossible
to catch it, uo matter wdiat the exposure
may be. In other words, the St. Kilda
cold is du$ to a micro-organism, and
without the presence of this the disease
cannot bo contracted.
FR breath-taking daring there is no
man living who can givo points to
the modern motorist, who seems to
take   as  much   pleasure   in   risking  his
neck as the average man exercises care
in  saving his.
None but, a madman (or a motorist),
far instance, would have attempted
that recent escapade of James Carrol, at
Taconia, Washington, in riding down a
wooden staircase of 700 stops without
brakes. The car used weighed a ton and
a half, and before it hud got a quarter
of the way clown so terrific was the
speed that the tyres were ripped off as
if they had been made of paper.
caused ceensiderable sensation by driving his 14-h.p. ear ap and down tho
water-chute at the Crystal Palace. When
we consider that the- chute has a grad-
ient of one in four and is -10 ft. long,
and that Mr. Carle'-, car weighed 'ii
cwt., we get some idea of the amazing
nature of the performance.
After this one l-arus without surprise that a car was actually driven up
a specially constructed chute to the top
eel' a two-storeyed workshop in the
North cef England, then up thc slate roof
of the building, and down again backwards, without the least mishap.
Some thrilling motoring feats have
been performed on the Brooklands track
at Weybridge, and the English champion
driver, Mr, Frank Newton,,has driven
a car there at the sustained Bpeed of 110
miles an hour.
Several world's records for speeel are
held by Mr. Newton, notably the SO and
100 miles and one and two hour records.
In regard to the latter Mr. Newton did
a non-stop run for two hours of eighty-
live miles an hour. His one-hour record
was nearly eighty-six and a half miles.
He has had many narrow escapes, the
most extraordinary occurring when he
collided with a Mercedes car while trav-
ling at 100 miles an hour. The track
,-ns wet, anel Mr. Newton's car slid
'own the bank and came broadside
against the Mercedes. By a miracle
neither car was over-turned, although
the wheels suffered badly. .Mr. Newton,
by clever handling of thc steering-wheel
managed to get his front wheels clear
and steer up Ihe bank again. Everything
happened in a few seconds, and what
seemed likely to develop into a terrible
accident wus luckily averted.
The Early Birds Afloat on a Floe
with which, we are told expressly, he
was "passionately imbued." But even
of Barnes Lord Lyndhurst observed to
Ceieville, "Barnes is the tnnsi powerful
man in the country." Hero is a delightful illustrative glimpse oi' the authority
of the editor of tho "Times," torn from
tho pages of Groville:
"Marchant called late one' night
many years ago nn Pennies nl his house,
and while there'another visitor arrived
whom he did not see, but who wus
shown into another room, Barnes went
lo him, and after a quarter of an hour
returned, when Le Marchant said,
'Shall I tell you who your visitor is?'
Barnes saiu yes, if he knew. 'Well, then,
1 know his step and his voice; it is
Lord Durham.' Barnes owned it wus,
when Lo Marchant said, 'What does he
come for" Barnes said he- came on behalf of King Leopold, who was much
annoyed by some article in the 'Times,'
to entreat that they would put one iu of
a contrary and healing description, As
Lo Marchant said, hero was the proudest man in England como to solicit the
editor of a nowspnper der a crowned
This is, unmistakably, a superb testimony—Mattering even to the vanity of
the humblest journalist, in the country,
whose odds against joining the stall' of
the "Times" are as of a thousand to
The more incumbent upon us is it to
remember the man who laid the foundation of it all.| The "Times" is becuuse
John Walter II. was. He was hurried
from the studies of a prospective cleric
at Oxford to gi\o the' rickety journal its
last chance, and, in getting his chance,
lie made it. It is, even nt this distance,
with a warm esteem (hat the keen journalist follows as far as possible his career. If not tlie discoverer, he was tlie
first active exponent of the truth that it
is news which makes a newspaper, In
tho clays before telegraphs he organized
a service of soa-smugglers to bring journals from the Continent, which often
contained news that was days ahead of
the official and ordinary despatches;
next ho conceived the idea of "own correspondents," and in 1S07 he sent
abroad to Germany the first of the distinguished brood of special correspond-
e'lits in the person of the brilliant Henry
Cra'ob Robinson. The news of the battle of Waterloo was printed within four
days or the victory-—probably a gain
of three days on tho regular methods.
Within twee or three years of his death
Mr. Walter, by the expedient of for-
warding his own despatches for a time,
at certain parts of Ihe journey, by dromedary express anil special steamer, enforced a speeding-up of the Indian mail
by fourteen days. Delano made his
own "scores"—great "scoops" indeed
—most notably, perhaps, in the publication of Dr. Russell's revelations of tho
sufferings of our troops fighting our
battles in the Crimea, and the announcement of the Government's intention to
repeal the Corn Laws, which seems to
have created an enormous sensation
throughout the country; but the heyday
of his fame, the flower of his distinction, was the true harvest of John Walter It. In the truest, almost flawless,
lineage, to this man of intense journalistic instinct, enterprise, and energy,
stands tho controlling spirit of the
"Times"  today.
fpiIE common theory that all colds are
X tho result of exposure is a great
mistake inasmuch as exposure is
not the direct cause of the trouble.
Colds aro caused by hostile microbes,
or bacteria, which gain a foothold at a
time when our vitality has been lower-
1 by exposure. But there are many
quarters of the globe where one finds it
impossible to catch cold, simply by reason of the fact that there is no cold to
Peary and his mon, during the
months they spent in the arctic regions
were immuno from cold, though they
wore constantly enduring exposure of
every kind. They passed day after day
in clothes so saturated with perspiration
thnt, by day they froze into a solid mass,
Before the journey was half accomplished the giant machine! was crashing
down at a speed of eighty miles an hour,
leaping the steps a score at a time; antl
when at last the car was brought to a
standstill it was found that all the mechanism was broken, and only a miracle
had prevented it from (lying to pieces
during the journey.
This teat recalls to mind that of the
intrepid motorist, Mr. Coles, who some
tune ago gave a thrilling performance
at the London Alhambra, A platform
constructed some feet from the stage,
and supported by strong baulks of timber, was approached ley a steep chute
on one side anel steps on the other. Driving ihe cur up the chute, Air. Coles
brought it to a dead stop in a space not
un inch lunger tha,t the actual length of
the car, and then sent it down two
(lights of stairs, afterwards pulling the
car up in its own length. There was no
ridge nr edge of any kind to thc side of
the stairs, and a mistake of a quarter
of an inch would probably have resulted
in a fatal smash-up.
The tragic death of the young lad;,
who was wont to loop the loop in a
motor-car, just as Dlavolo did with his
bicycle, is doubtless still fresh in the
minds of readers. Even her turn, how-
ever litis been eclipsed, so far as sensationalism is concerned, by that of
a well-known trick cyclist, who rode a
motor-cat which turned a Bomorsault
in the air. Starting down a .sleeping
platform, which worked on a powerful
spring, he was literally shot in the air
when he reached (he end, whirled round
in a somersault, and, with a terrific thud
dropped on another platform.
For sheer capacity to thrill, however,
the "Olobo of Life/' by Wizard Stone
and Irene Stone, which was put on at
the London Coliseum some time ago,
would be difficult to beat. The globe
consisted of a capacious trellisod globe,
well secured to tho stage; and one cef the
trick's perl'ormcil by Wizard Stone was
that of riding a motor-car in the interior of the cage at the pace of an
express engine, now horizontal, now
vertical, retaining all the time the most
perfect control over the machine.
And talking of stage motoring feats,
one might mention that which has been
quite the fashion in France recently.
A long platform is erected, sufficient to
enable the car to attain full speed. At
tho end of the platform is a break of
ten yards, anel than another platform on
a slightly lower level. Along the higher
course the motorist dashes until he is
flying nt a speed of seventy to ninety
miles an hour; then, with a terrific, leap,
ho clears the chasm, alights with a crash
on the lower course, and gradually sleiws
down to a stop—when he returns to
risk  his neck, again and again.
Three or four months ngo Mr. Eaw-
cett, an English motorist, drovo his car
from Chamonix Valley to the Mer do
Clare, a height nf 5,760 ft. This recalls
some cepially remarkable feats of motor
Some years ago Captain Deasy drove
a 10 h.p. cur over the St. Bernard pass,
which has an altitude of G,!)97 ft,, as
well as. up the COg-wheel mountain railway of the Rochers do Naye, which is
3,707 ft. high, and entails a gradient
of one in four and a half. In 1900 M.
Jules Picard crossed the Pyrenees with
his car, weighing a ton and three-quarters, skirting precipices at a height nf
5.500 feet. Part of tho journey was
performed along a narrow pathway on
the mountain side, where a swerve of a
few inches would have sent car nnd
driver to a terrible death 1.400 ft. below.
Mr. Harvey du Cros, jun., has climbed
to the summit of Snowdon, and Mr.
Charles Jarrott lias driven a car to the
top of Arthur's Scat, Edinburgh, tho
gradient in parts almost reaching one
in four, some of the passages being
breath-taking in their suggestion of
It is not long sinco M. Dnrny, the
famous Ficnch record-breaker, drove his
25-h.p, Gobron-Brillie car up tho steps
from the polo ground at Crystal Palace,
and descended again without mishap, a
feat of remarkable skill and daring.
And a little later Mr. Carle, managing
director of  the Mors Motor Company,
beeiu Tibetan babe. The- priestly inin
isteis at Lhasa immediately cause search
tee li.. made fur the newly incarnate
Buddha among infants born at that
time, ai.el having tee their own satisfaction chosen a suitable babe, they issue
a proclamation to the effect that the
new Dalai Lama has been miraculously
discovered by them. It generally happens that thee representative is cluese-n
from sume obscure' family, often in a
remote part of the country: the priesthood Immediately acquaint the family
with tlie great distinction thus conferred upon it, and proceed forthwith te>
take charge e,f the precious infant anel
it i:ve>. him with much pomp and many
Outward signs of veneration to his future home—the Potalu Palace' at Lhasa.
The .Ministers in the capital, win. are
all Lamas of high standing, by this
means secure thc spiritual uud temporal
powers of Tibet t.e themselves, for
naturally they rule in the plac-e e.f the
incarnate Buddha during his long minority, and arc said conveniently tee ar
ratine that his death shall take pi
at about the ag
thought that he may be desirous of ti
Dress for  Animals
QPOTTED  and  striped  liko  n  royal cence.   The glory of the
kj    jestei, tin* baby tapir at the Zoo-[bird of paradise would appear to
MEN of science arc generally agreed
that birds are nature's great check;
on the excess of insects, and that
Lhoy   maintain    tho    balance    between
plant and insect life.
Ten thousand caterpillars, it has been
estimated, eouid destroy every blade ot
grass on au acre of cultivated land. The
insect population of a single cherry tree
infested with aphides lias been estimated by a prominent entomologist at no
less than 12,000,000. The bird population of cultivated country districts has
been estimated at from seven hundred
to one thousand per square mile. This
is small compared with the number of
insects yet, as ench bird consumes hundreds of insects every day. the latter
aro prevented from becoming the
scourge they would be .but for their
feathered enemies.
(By  Sophie  Irene  Loeb)
SOME people are never satislied and
they are losers.
Wo only eome this way once. To
be satisfied is the most desirable thing
in the world.    And it is quite a matter
of one's own making.
Happiness consists in enjoying what
ynu have. Money does not always bring
joy. Very otten tho actual business of
saving and making ends meet happily
gives more real pleasure than the spending ot exorbitant sums. The woman
who bocomct- the business partner of
her husband, as well as the life partner,
and enjoys the work thereof, reaps the
harvest of joy tor herself and thos-g
who live with her.
Be your own business woman. Real
economy is not only a saving grace, but
to save gracefully and enjoy it brings
contentment. For verily (*to him thai
hath shall be given," and "everything
corties to him who waits," provided he
works while he waits. Pofjce is a matter ni' youi own tunning and in itself
constitutes plenty. Vou can got it out
of your daily work, (let it! Look forward, but cultivate contentment in tho
Take the girl witli the "green" eyes.
Wc meet her every day. She is ever a
copyist. Nothing of her own over appeals to her, but the dvess, the jewel aud
i lie hnt belonging .to another is shilling,
alluring und attractive. To gain possession ot these things she will go to extremes, and what is the result';1
V.'e immediately kijow lnr. She does
not deceive us, but bears the trademark,
" fmitution," " Want-to-be ami can't,"
all over her Empire self. Tawdry and
assuming, she wants to impress us with
something she  is not, and fails.
How much more to be admired is the
sweet little gir! who "takes the goods
the gods provide" and makes the most
ol thom! Uow dainty she looks in hor
plain, modish little costumes that are
bought with care and discrimination
and quite within her means.
A hit of velvet nr ribbon arc as modish on her hat as the flowing willow
plume. She is rich, indeed, for she
smiles nnd is happy. And it is these
quiet, unobstrusive creatures that actually win out. And it is not the outward semblance of things that accomplishes it, either. For "errors, like
straws, upon the surface flow; he who
would search  for pearls must dive bo-
abs.dutely devoid of markings. Why.
ii,   was   '.lo-   young   on.     so  vividly
" advertised *' by its coat  just when  it
was least  able to look aft< r itself?
'1 his question must  have ot curred to
many   who   saw   the   queer   little  thing
lying in its straw, hut the fad  is 'hat,
so tar from betraying the young tapir,
r- | the bars and blotches on its ten ler skin
o.are  a   much   more  effective   protection
ighteen, when it is  to  the   baby   titan    would   be   a  quiet
'sell"   tune,
the  reigns  of  government   into   his1     Sunlight,   through   dense   [eaves   and
own hands.    Being apparently more US-1 branches, falls on the ground in broken
tute than most of his predecessors, and j patches of light and shadow, and the in
not relishing the idea of any early do-If ant   tapir's  markings  help to give  its
parture   from   this    world,  the present
Dalai    Lama    anticipated    any    desirt
among his priests for a fresh reincarnation   by  sowing  dissensions  among   his
|statesmen and suddenly seizing the reins
of government before any schemes could
bo set afoot to dispose of blm, Hence
the reason tor his reaching tlie relatively ripe age "f th:rty-five.
I His rule during the later years has not
bocn either a successful or a pleasant
one.     iHiring  the  last   hundred  years—
in fact, since the reign of the great
Chinese warrior Emperor "Kein-Lung"
—thc suzerainty of China over Tiiut
had gradually become more shadowy.
This wild, mountainous, almost inaccessible country, being so remote from
Pekin and so barbaric in comparison
with Chinese civilization, has been allowed a larger amount of latitude and
freedom by the benevolent and paternal
emperors of China than would have been
accorded to it by probably any other
grent Power.
This state of affairs lasted till some
few years ago. The present Dalai Lama
then commenced to (lout Hritish representatives on the Indian frontier, placed
obstacles in the way of Indian trade,
and was apparently carrying on political
intrigues with Russian Buddhists. Witli
thcobjoct of inducing the Tibetans lo
take a more reasonable view of their
relations with foreign Powers, it will
bo remembered that in 1004 the British
Government despatched an armed mission to Lhasa, under Colonel younghusband. This mission, although bitterly
opposed by the Lamas, and having to
tight practically the whole of its way
to Lhasa, ultimately reached the "mysterious city," and, aided by the Chinese
representatives, was eminently successful in its negotiations. Upon the ap-
roach of Younghusband the Dalai Lama
(led towards China, and after spending
many months at Urga, a city on tho
Mongolian border, was induced in 190S
tn visit Pekin.
The Imperial Chinese Government
spared neither trouble nor expense during the Pontiff's residence in China in
order that he might return to Tibet with
feelings of loyalty nnd gratitude towards his suzerain Power. Preparations
on a most luxurious scale were made for
him wherever he went at the expense of
China; he was received at Court with
greut consideration, and a high title
wns*hestowed upon him.
After gomewlmt protracted negotiations he returned slowly and in great
state to tho Tibetan capital, where lie
arrived only a few months ."go. During
his long absence, of over live years
many of his duties as Supreme Pontiff
had been executed bv the Ta-shi Latna,
who is resident at Shigatso, in Western
Tibet, and who is also an incarnation
of Buddha, bul of an inferior order, il
appears that the chines" Government
have had reason to doubt tin' loyaltj
nf tin' Supremo Pontiff, and have be-
stowed mnrks ef favor en ' !■ is sect nol
Pontiff with lite idea of placing a check
upon tlie former, \ dispute consequently arose between the two over their respective powers, and tli'* Clrncso nm-
bans (administrators resident in Lhasa)
::m\ th*
Logical Guldens, London (Eng.),|for trouble" in tin- ehapi of beasts and
bas recently been puzzling many v Bitors birds of prey, bul really ihe very gorge-
by its extraordinary variation from its ousness is a protection, for the bands
parents. These sluto-hued animals— and bio tenet of coloring break up au en
■ill' pig, haii  elephant in appearance— tity  into   a   multitude   of   indefinable,
shapeless objects, none in  the least  r •
si mbling a   bird.
Gaudy parrots and macaws aro"brok-
rn up" ie much tho same way, Bave
v. hen they .L.c* pure leaf-green. Tin*
V-. li'.''- cockul io fi .:■■ little in his own
domain, bul '-\ >:■ n flying is almost invis-
■ ■ • - I-; - tin light <.i the sky. Their
keepers, i ; . :r. e I ad to < base one or
two ai !'■ " Til '■* Park, confirm this gift
of incoi -   ■ .   n.-io'--'.
Humbler forms of li!'.* bring even
more w< ml ■■ ful imdane >s, Vou can see
tie' "55uo -" chameleons fa iii g into ihe
t -oe- ef their surroundings as the) move
about, gn .-ii - i: the lea as aa ! sandy
hued <ei the gravel. No . olor ■■ ■■ ms to
be beyoti I theii power, though there is
the story uf -li chameleon which erpir
ed in agony when placed on a piece of
Stuarl taitun. Many frogs have almost,
the same property—especially the tres
frogs, Mosl marvellous uf all, however,
:.:" th" ieat' and sties insects, The first
:-. ve:M for vein, color for eolor, and
shape   for shape,   a    perfect   aeries  of
en  then  he
nemies the impression that il >s an impalpable patch of light and shadow that
i hey are passing by.
Note this, however. Only so long
the tapir sleeps away its babyhood in
comparative immobility does this form
of protective marking help it. When
it is old enough to wallow in the mud or
swim in pools and rivers tlie dark neutral tint of the mature animal is more
useful.     Now   that   the  "Zoo's"  young I,
r  is old  enough  t.e bo active unci *•**"■» •.'"'•'"•J?.t0 »<•'<>■•■>•<•> *>••'? •" the
o clumsy littlo plunges into its pond, Plan1  'J9""11  d,c" ''  ""; while the "tick
marking aro Fading rapidly—it  is' ">«**  Ia ' "!l °f withered tw.g and
changing its coal according ... its neces   ""thing -   within
aity, f'>r  in  a  natural  state  mud  would/1
ho'its  future  background  rather than >B 9tW a twi6 un,eM llB mpV08'
sunlit patches of tree-roots and turf.       | _______
In another part of tie' gar.lens is a
young red deer. Here, too, one finds
the groups of white spots on the fawn,
hut as the youngster knows not the
glare of the tropical sun the markings
are toned down to imitate the watory
beams of our own climate. Again, ns in
the case of the tapir, the spots fade
when, tho baby becomes more active and
the red-brown of the earth in a forest
glade is  its natural setting.
The tiger needs no protection, and his
amber and black stripes would seem sufficient to proclaim his presence as far
,is his victim's keen sight could reach.
Still, even the tiger would starve did
not his markings blend into the sun
scorched cane and bamboo ''cover''
while he crouched in waiting for a meal.
The staring golden yellow reproduces
the giant reeds with startling fidelity,
while the velvety black shadows are
simulated by the stripes. The waiting,
motionless tiger ceases to be an animal,
rind is merely a formless patch of ham-
boo thicket. Look at the whole lion-
houso in the same way, remembering
fhe enrnivora's hunting habits and back
grounds. The lion becomes a hummock
-if sand, the panther aud jaguar (tree
hunters, both of them), are bra/en. sunlit branches broken bv the shadows of
the  leaves above.
Equally mai vellous protection do
their quarry obtain from their skins.
Zebras (which, in the " 'Ann,'' are ns
Gainfully obvious as ihe cards used for
testing astigmatism in an optician's
window) become split info two nr more
indefinite objects with their natural surroundings. The perpendicular parallol
un ! tat hei narrow mai kings on the bo ly
"aomcthiiu:"   in tho die-
tl ii ■.'. while tlie bolder, hr-nidei hoi'lzon
ial bars ne. the quarters become a see
nnd and nearer "something"-—in fact,
tho Kcbrn apparently achieves the feat
of Sir I3nyh Roche's bird of being iu
two places at the same timo. Porn very
perfect example of this apparent
"breaking-np ef u big animal < tn has
only to look al  tli ■ giraffes.    The dark,
i l-hile
e th,» :
- in Ihe
out te.\
gi cos
li of a to,*.
I*, nterl \\ c  co
■iln .'ji hearing
pursuer and  | ursue
ned blotche ■-. strikii g i a-
ha • .'■ the giral fo house
■rent body to almost invisi-
fre.i e-'.-ite-, while thi natural
ir :if the top of tl: immenfo
" ■ warning of the ap-
fhe light b't ween keen
col irii "\ pubtle scenl.
i the pan of the
diner and  dinner.
Imitation is dross. Seek to be yourself. Cease to hunger for what is not
intended for yen. ?ou will nuver bc
Then there is the woman who should
be. happy from a monetary point of
view, but is never at peace aud is always dissatisfied. What matter if she
has two automobiles if Mr. Butterfly
across the street has three? She must
fly a bit higher. An air ship for her!
Or even to tho Lady Moon, could she
but reach her. If the dearest friend (?)
hns American Beauties at her bridge
party, nothing but orchids for her own
show. And so, even in tho ultra rich
strata of existence, ti i woman with the
"Green" eyes froths and foams.
What is the result'? Jt only brings unnecessary heart pangs, miserable, unsatisfied longings, uud makes of the
should-be womanly being a creature of
fancies, moods and caprices, a woman
unhappy, a poor companion, a suappy
wife nnd a scolding mother.
This is a beautiful world as well as a
sordid one. There is no room for tlie
green-eyed monster with such simple,
happy things in life, enough for all.
Find them I They are within your reach.
Reach out!
By Prof. Smith, F.U.G.8., of the
Szcchuan University, China
rpHB Dalai Lama, Supreme Pontiff
J- nnd now, it appears, formally deposed ruler of Thibet, has fled to
British India, presumably in the hope
of inducing the Indian Govern mon t to
espouse his cause, or at least to sympathize with him in his quarrel with the
Suzerain Power—China.
Until 1901, when the British armed
mission was sent to Lhasa, the capital
of Thibet, little had been heard of the
Dalai Lama. There are two Lama Pontiffs in Thibet—the Dalai Lama and tho
Ta-shi Lama. The former, residing in
his enormous palace called the Potala
at Lhasa, has the greater power; he derives his power, and consequently prestige, from the fact that he is regarded
as an incarnation of the Buddha. Ho
is about thirty-five years old, and is the
only Supreme Pontiff who has reached
this age in recent times.
When the Dalai Lama passes to Nirvana the spirit of tho Buddha leaves
him and enters into tho body of a newly
On the Red River in Mid-March
have had ordeis to s
If reports speak truly,
ornment  havo  moved
title the; .depute
the Chinese Gov
some   i roops   to
Lhasa with the idea of supporting hits acquired th
the   flight   oi'   the
thus placing him
tion   ef   the   vory
fled six years ago.
remind.*- one if ihe contest between guns
and armour. As the ages have given
Ihe one the bettor weapons, so the other
their ambans; hence
Dalai Lama to India
self under the proti
Power from which to
it   will   be   indeed   wise   if   the   Indian
re porfocl  dofeu
I  ihe balance nf nature  is preserved.
Sheer dazzling snow is the Polar bear,
ml   here   is  another   interesting   point.
Vhe snow haunt ing animals an* tie' only
white  animals  in   the  world, save only
(By   Irwin   s.   Cobb)
MAY  state  that  I  am  paying con-
sidnrable attention to the proceod-
ings   of   'he   United   States   Senate
at present," said   Loeruin, as he turned
io the Washington despatches.
"A most commendable thing. I am
sure," said Hi ram, "to follow the dc-
liborat ions of our great law-giving
forum, to "
"Nix, nix. the triple extract nix,"
said Loerum, "Once more, my dear
brother, you arc drawing ymir syrup
from the wrong siphon. I am merely
actuated bv a desire to know when my
dear id ! ;n'ibiii"'eis friend. Senator Pot**-
Heyburn, will come up to blow. He has
already been down so long that I am
filled at times with the horrid doubt that
iie may have been enmeshed in a sardine trap or else shoved his load into
tne mouth of a sunken pop bottle and
was caught fast between tho gills ami
the back collar button, 1 never knew
him staying under tho surface fnv such
a long period before. Pirst thing you
knew he'll be bo fell of Compressed atr
that he'll break out with caisson worker 's disease.
"And. as I say. I fear tin worst, because if was only n few days ago that
lo- waved both fins and spouted as freely :is a :,[(. rill  whale every time the late
Southern t !onfederncy came into his
mind. Zvows travels slowly in pails of
fair Idaho, and it would seem that the
£ood Senator fi und out unly lately vvUftt
a terrible thing thi Civil War was, fo
bi ! ure, H .* jui t tho otlu r day he
I an c teai ing into the * (lumbers making
jumps eighteeu fei I I ng, nn I bis i "es
emitted a groei-ish light, and his foam-
flecked ■.. were gnashit g furiously
and \ih lUi bU'lln was gone and his
.* tatcsman 'a blai It Prince Albrrt, n noble
garment made to mensure by the leading tut :f \ ■■::■-<■ C:'-;;v; w -s ri; :< d up
ths bm k from the crupper to tho haraos,
and he wus uttering shrill whoops like
a cuel io - loch wilh the hysteria. Bul
i therwiso lie was quite calm and entirely c ilh cted.
"'They were getting ready to remove
the women ami children to a place of
sal L*ty win n it de < < loped t rom o fow
words which the Senator casually drop-
pod that he Wttfl feeling a mite put out
because tin- State of Virginia meant to
pul a Btatuc of Iii bert K. Lee in Statu-
ary Hall, So, before moving on lo a
more congenial subject, he desired to
stall "■:. pas;'.';:;, as il were, ihat in the
■ ■ y i apitol ot tho aat ion treason had
i isen lnr hydra headed front like the
deadly u] ■!-: tree, which, with all the
fury of the tidal wave, sweeps the unconscious traveler to death, even as the
\ cry bee un o1 di struction, and goes
roaring on like :i lion, unfolding her or
i's slimy cnil- ;■< the case may be, and
seeking whoniBoovei it may devour un-
dor its relentless feet; or words to fhat
"Well, thi y finally soothed him down.
Senator .lit:' Davis, of Arkansaw, was
stronglv in favor of doing fhe soothing
with a large bronze inkstand, while Sen-
ab r Ben Tillman, of South Carolina,
rather leaned to a set of brass knacks
or an axe, but they finally got him cooled oil so (hat he didn't sound much
h.uder than Ho- whistle of a file boat.
Lut insole .if a day or two somebody
introduced a resolnl '<■ n to hem the
Confederate Veterans a lot of army
tents for tin ir nexl in- union; and in
! hirty seconds Sena ter 1 lev burn was
doing a -serpentine dance all over the
"What! rum over fhe Government
property to ;i lot of men who'd onlj
been back in the Cubm forty-five years,
or some such trilling period of time?
Ne-hevorl Also by no means! Like
wise, not except  over the dead body of
vernment iiow{kcop this erratic being  the whito domeslieated creatures. White  Peter Hoyburn, Esquire!    But thoy'did
ihoep,   white   horses,   white   nits,   white   Hiram, they did.    They too ; a vote and
;at.s nud dogs, white cattle, aro all un    Hoyburn   Bsquiro  found  himself stand-
lei  the    aitifieial    protection    of man.  ing out alone and solitary, as conspicuius  as  one   when   on   :in   elephant;   'he
They cannol sur\i\e apart from his ui
toction, for away from snow pure whit
ir-   the   must    t
wear. Albinos
from I Inie to t
cutoil by their
tually aware of
st ruin   to' t he   ■
of Tibet entir
The   question   naturally   arises   as   to
how the present,stato of affairs should
be regarded from thi Hritish p .'ml e.f
! \ iow. The one gieat practical result
[of the  Youughusbnnd  mission  to  Lhasa
has been to strengthen Chinese Influuuao
j in Tibet.    As before mentioned, this had
become bhadowy, but has been incroas-
I ing since 1904, the < 'hinese ha\ ing deter-
jui'iicd   to   reassert   a   strum;   hold   o\*t-r
their dependency. In 100(1 an Anglo
'('hinese agreement was signed whereby
I (Jrout Britain agreed not to interfere
| in the administrative affairs of Tibet,
jA year later came the Anglo-Russian
I convention, by which both countries
i agree     not     only     to     respect,   the  tor-    , , ,
L.n    •  i   •   .       -t'     e m*t   «.   i i class,     A*- a  ru e th
mortal integrity of   .Tibet, but also to I      ,   . ...
support   the   suzerainty   of   China.     11, ,,llLCtl to say,     uorc
[would thus appear thnt the sole aim of c* "   "" '
tho British Government is to strengthen
the  hands  of   China    in    dealing  with
Tibetan problems, And this is probably
I the wisest course to be taken, for if this
almost   inaccessible  country,  present ing
enormous administrative difficulties and
offering little inducement to trade, were
to eome under fhe dominance of either
Britain from the south or Russian from
the north, these two Powers would have
| great stretches of territory adjacent to
| one another.    This would lie a most un*
■iisi  can
e   perse
Iress a 1.
but   tiny  ar
as  if  they   v
danger of an albino
>8,     Primitive   man,
owever. regarded  these white animals
s of  Divine origin, captured them  rev
rontly, ami perpetuated them in captiv  I
animals   ""■* '
ly,      It    ;s   only   domesti
an afford to be whito.
Block animals come into quite another
y are powet ful on-
I  am, and  T don't
s   it."       Thc   elephant,
rhinoceros,  gorilla,   and   hippopotamus
need not grovel in the undergrowth crlgol caught
stnlk   behind   boulders   for   their   food.
They  have  im enemies  lhey  need   fear,   	
and unbroken black hns no dangers fori
A small ehiss of animals actually ad
vertise their presence. They are princi
pally vegetarians, and do not, as a rule
prey on other croatiireB. The skunk
with its vivid, bold patch of white or
iis back, is un example.    Not a creatnn
resull going far to demonstrate that at
t his present writ ing we lm\ e but "ne
flag, one nation and one helluva poor
opinion of h statesman w! i iie-!*-ts on
wearing the Blood) Shir when ovory*
body w'th tho knowledge of plain sewing can construct a toga out of a bed-
sheet in fifteen minutes BO you'd never
know fhe difference,
"Still,  at   that,   I   don't   want   lo   bo
'*   hard on our old pal.    I hear he ^utfered
greatly in  tho civil war nnd  has never
entirely  recovered  from  it."
"Senator Heyburn wns riot in the
Union army, was he?*' asked Hiram.
"No." said Boeriun, " he wa.1 n't. But
I understand in the spring of 1864 he
ut in a very hard rain.''
desirable state of affairs, probably lead
ing  to  suspicion  and  friction  between j
Great Britain antl liussia in the future,
and   might  indeed  become  a  menace  to
Brit ish power in Lidm.
Far better, therefore, fhat the Chinese
Government be encouraged to re-assert
a strong hold over Tibet, thus maintain
its   enemy   almost
The   badger   is    a
will touch  it, for th
it   can   exude   drive
' mad   with   disgust.
milder example.
The porcupine cares for no one. He
is most conspicuous with his clumsy,
noisy walk, for he fearlessly grunts and
stamps as he moves about with his quills
ing, as in the case of Afghanistan, a (all a rattle, and even in the dnrk his
buffer State between the Powers of the | white-tipped bayonets shimmer with
north and south. 'what   seems   to   be   almost   phosphores*
Veteran Scrip
Farm Loans
Wc will :ce'e.c.|it ii first mortgage} en.
Improved t'uriii land and Bell you
Yc:. nee: Serif in this way tit regti-
!:cr cash price. Write today for
loan nppllcal Ion.
The Hosmer Times
One Year < Ine Ileell;,r in Advance
Single Copies Five i 'cuts Bach
Published every Their-deiy moraingat Hosmer,
British ' 'olumbia.
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
213 West 9.44
•214 East 18. 15
ZMi Local East  !). 27
■i'io Local West 19.K1
7 West Flyer 10. 22
8 East Fiver 20.30
Change took effect Sunday Oct, 31
Zi\ leaves .Michel     ]0;lfl a. in.
Arrives at Hosmer...    10*40 a. m.
252 leaves Bexford..      4;15p. in.
Arrives at Hosmer ..     7;13p. m.
G. R. Shepherd, Agent.
Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific
railway, litis been elected chairman of the board of directors
of the company, to succeed .Sir
Took Parody for Real Prospectus and
Wired for Full Particulars
X. Wblverton brings buck ;i
good story from the (toast.
While in Vancouver an advertising manager of his acquaintance presented him with the
following prospectus as a
parody on some of those issued
nowadays to the investing
public by the enterprising promoters of that thriving village:
"It is proposed to start this
enterprise with 1,000 geese and
continue in business for three
years only.
"The original investment will
be SI,000, or $1 each for the
1,000 geese.
"Each  goose    will   lay  three
eggs per week, or to bo  eonse r
vative say 150 eggs per year we
will have 150,000 eggs.
"No eggs are to be sold, till
being incubated, and hatched
produce 150,000 geese, which
added to the original 1000 geese
William  Vim   Home, who  resigned.    This was decided upon j givt,s 151,000 geese,
by the hoard   in   order  to  con-      "The   natural  percentage  of
form with the English practice, ganders, based   on actual ex
by  which  the   chairman of a | perience,   would  be 75,000 out
railway   is its active wor
of   the   first    year's hatch,  of
head.   SirThomas thus becomes which we will sell  70,000, leav-
titular as well as real head of
the company. Sir William Van
Home, for the first time since
almost the inception of the
railway, ceases to occupy an
office ;it the company's headquarters, although he continues
as a director of the company,
whose early successes were
largely due to his genius.
The vacancy on the directorate caused by the death of Sir
George Drummond, was filled
by the election of Adam K.
Creelman, K. G, general counsel
of tbe company. Mr. Creelman
is an Ontario man, and made
his law studies tit Toronto, after
which he became a member of
the famous firm of McCarty,
Osier, lloskin and Creelman.
About nine years ago he was
called to succeed tbe late ex-
judge Clark, as chief solicitor
of the C. P. ll., later being appointed general counsel.
In Toronto they are having
great difficulty in getting a
water expert. A man does not
get a very intimate acquaintance with water when he only
uses it in a bath tub.
A woman down in Toronto
lost $3,000 worth of jewelry at
the horse show. It is pleasing
to learn that the horse show
reporters at Calgary did not
suffer a similar misfortune.
Jimmy Fax Coming
"Comics may eome and comics
may go, hut Jimmy Fax goes
on forever." This is indeed a
true para phase of Tennyson's
well-known poem for once
again we are to listen to Jimmy
tind his excellent company.
They appear here on Friday
evening May 20th tind the tremendous success witb which he
was received here last year will I
need little recalling. Jimmie
Fax's name has always stood '
for the very best in comedy
and he is a general favorite
from coast to coast.    His humor
ing 70,000 geese and 5,000
"The second year's egg crop
will be in the same ratio as
the first, therefore, we will
average 150 eggs for the year
from each of the 70,000 geese—
ji total of 11,400,000 eggs, which
incubated and hatched make
a total of 11,400,000 geese-
added to the 76,000 making a
total of birds of 11,476,000, plus
70,000 ganders sold, making a
grand total at the end of tho
second year of 11,546,000 birds.
"Fifty per cent of these 11,-
400,000 birds are ganders, that
is 5,700,000, leaving of the 11,-
546,000 birds, 5,776,000 geese.
"The output from these geese,
at 150 eggs per annum each,
will net 866,400,000 eggs, which
incubated and hatched produced 866,400,000 geese. Add
the previous 11,400,000 birds,
making a total number of 877,-
800,000, plus the original 150,000
and 1000 birds making a grand
total of 877,951,000 birds.     _____
,877,051,000 birds   at
$1 ..50 (dressed).. $1,316,926,500
Feathers, 2 lbs. from
each bird, at $1.50 2,633,853,000
Goose livers, at 60
cents each    526,770,600
Quills sold for toothpicks, at 50 cents
per 100        4,389,755
Proceeds  from  sale
of bills to   button
factory.       Upper
bills, on account of
factory   saving
punching holes in
one button, worth
1  1-5 cents each.
Lower bills at 1
cent each, averaging   1 1-10   cents
each, or       19,314,922
>riginal   cost
 $   1,000
Cost   of   care, etc.,
Net    profit     for
is at all times of the very best
variety nothing that he ever
did could offend for his aim
throughout   his  entire   career
three years $4,501,054,777
"Or averaging  over 1,500,000
per cent per annum."
The     advertising      manager
has been to give pleasure to all related that he had also sent
classes and never hits he des- j a C<W to t*le Toronto Saturday
cended to anything in the least i night. That publication is at
suggestive to produce ji laugh, j present making a specialty of
something which very fowi the exposure of wild cat pro-
humorists can claim. His com- motions; and as will bo apparent
pany this season includes some j to any one who reads its "funny
excellent talent. Mr. Hartwell paffe" it is not always able to
De Mille, the celebrated young distinguish between what is a
baritone, who has sung through-'' joke and what is not.
out eastern Canada with great; Consequently it seized on
success. Miss Florence Gal- ■ this prospectus in solemn
braitb, whose appearance with earnest.    Here is another case
him lust season will recall most
pleasant remembrances, and
Miss Idti George Elliott, a well
known American soprano.  Miss
of rascally promoters endeavoring to seperate tbe public from
its good money. The statement as   to   the  profits  to  be
Elliot comes from Detroit, Mich., made from tbe sale of upper
where she held a prominent hills of the geese at 1-5 cent
position as soloist in the Wood- more than the lower, was
ward avenue Methodist church doubtless regarded as particul-
and is indeed a great artist, arly flagrant. In haste a dis-
And lastly but not least, the|patchwas rushed off to Vancouver, asking the advertising
winsome little girl who so cte
lightfully played the piano last
season, Miss Agnes B. Quigley,
This completes one of the
strongest attractions that has
ever visited western Canada,
and no doubt a large find representative audience will turn
out to hear tbe comicalities of
"Jimmie" Fax on Friday evening, May 20th.
man to "wire full particulars
re Goose Farm, names of promoters, directors, etc."
The recipient of this dispatch
for a time thought of making
up a list compounded of the
names of the general managers
of ono or  two  banks,  Sir Wil
frid Laurier, Sir James Whitney, the president of the Alberta and Great Waterways,
James J. Hill, Hon. Mr. Foster
and Hon. Mr. Aylesworth. But
concluding discretion to be the
better part, he contented himself witb telegraphing back,
"Consult your joke editor."
What occurred in the office of
tho Saturday Night when this
message was received is not
known. But another telegram
was swiftly sent, it is said, this
time to the C. P. K. telegraph
oflice, earnestly entreating it
to remove from its files the
former message requesting "full
particulars, names of promoters,
directors, etc." It is inferred
that something had dawned
upon the .Saturday Night.—
Tlie Nelson News.
* House of Hobberlin
Made to Your Measure *
I $15.00 I
Forced honesty is liko a hothouse plant. It can't stand the
Repairing  Neatly Done While  You
Wait.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Main Street
Hosmer B. C.
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B.C.
We do not claim
to give a business
education in 30 days
or 6 weeks.   We
need a reasonable
time.   But when we
finish the job we
have the satisfaction of knowing
that it is done right.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.  The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
Aiello & Bossio
and Notary Public
HOSMER        - - B.C.
C. F. Lawe Alex I. Fisher, B. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Drews Swell You Might us well
* Aurents for Hosmer        *
# *
*************  *
Soon the gay suburbanite
will beginjto rise blisters in his
The Man With
A Millstone
About His Neck
The millstone is lack of
special training. It holds
one man down to hard work
and small wages while
others, properly trained, go
ahead. But every man and
woman who is laboring
under such a burden can
easily rise to a better position and increased earnings
and can Mnd out how for
the asking.
To find out how, simply
write the I. C. S., stating
the position you wish to
gain. In return, an institution with 17 years of successful experience in training thousands of others for
advancement will tell you
how it can fit YOU for a
better-paying position. No
risk to run. No books to
buy. Isn't such a chance
for advancement worth this
much to you t
Or their local Representive
P. O. BOX 30
Visits Hosmer Every Month
J  Postoffice Box 69 Shop:   Scotia Hotel
Builders and
f All kinds of repair work done on  short notice.    Shop
£ Fittings a specialty.    Estimates Furnished on
? Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work done on short notice
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Mult, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Frosh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Mfelllbci'H of
Alberta Aecriocicitiem of Architects
B. C.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, PRor.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long-distance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
Meat Market
Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs, >•
Lard, Etc. in Hosmer.
Come in and see the new
Front eSt., near Queen's Hotel
Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and cleieirlntlem may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention Is protialety patentable. Communlca*
tlniia strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securlne; patents.
Patents taken tliroush Mimii A Co. receive
special notice, without charge, la the
Scientific American.
A hutidnomsly lllnfttnLtert weekly, Largest circulation of any Hdentiflfl Journal. Terms for
Canada, $3.75 a year, postage prepaid. Hold by
all neweid-salerfc
MUNN iCo.36-*"*-"'New York
Branch Oflice, 626 F St., Washington, D. C.
Just use a flat bristle brush anil Wa-Ko-ver Floor
Stain—nnd Jo! thc "modern miracle" is perforated. Vour
former splintery, dingy, unattractive soft wood floor is
changed into a smooth, elegant hard wood surface of oak,
mahoganj' or walnut—or any oue of the nine different
finishes you may prefer.
A floor treated with Wb-Ki-vit floor Slain it lierl-proof
and chair-proof.   You can ilr.ij; a lieivy trunk over it; you
can dance on it, without injury to its appearance.    Vou can
i bit it witb a hammer; Imt so remarkably lough ii WaKn.vcr
that, although the finish may dent in sympathy with liie
wood, it's elastic enough to give wtlboul cracking.
You wit) alio find Wa-Ko-ver Floor Slain useful for .all
kinds of interior work where a remarkably durable and
beautiful finish ii desirable. ,
Any article treated with Wa-Ko-ver
Floor Stain can be washed- with soap aud
water without affecting tbe .brilliancy cJ
the finish.
Hardware and Furniture
£ Elk Valley Development Go.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
The only Commercial Hotel
•Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
IJVSAA**V*A*A/*S<*> A**MA*A>
Queen's Hotel
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week
Opposite 0. P. R. depot, Hosmer, B. C.
Big Free Moving Picture Show
New filature films ench week under the operation of Joe Kuklo
**************************************************** THE HOSMEK TIMES
Williamslown, Ont., July 27th, 1908.
"I suffered all my life from Cliruiiic
Constipation anil no doctor, or remedy,
I ever trieJ helped me. "p'riiit-a-tives"
promptly cured me. Alio, last spring
I had a bad attack of BLADDER and
CIDN'l'Y TROUBLE and tlie doctor
Live me up but "I.'ruit-a-tives" saved
ly life. Inm now over eighty years
K a;;e and I strongly recommend
^'Fruit-a-tives" for Constipation and
Kidnev Trouble".
50c a bo*:, 6for $2.50—or trial box, 25c
—at    dealers   or    from     Fruit-a-tives
Limited, Uit:iwa.
Resistance my religion is,
Eepression is my creed;
My real life is that which 1
'ifave never dared to lead.
—Harold Busman, in Smart Set.
rpili: polonaise has definitely returned, bul in so attractive
±. a form that no one objects ice it. Instead of being cumbersome or mannish and suitable only for heavy, tailor-
ie-li materials, it i-c made up In a variety of lightweight springlike fabrics, notably in soft silk, permo-finished fabrics and
eliilfiin clothes. The latest variation of the polonaise has a
back confining the I.nek fulness, which is arranged in a single.
j box pleat, and passing under Ihe shirring at the. waist line
j eef the clrapeel front, Ihe upper portion e.f which en Bbapod
like, a blouse and the lower like a Bliarpiy-pointed apron.
This belted-in-pleal at tin Lack of the polonaise is one of
the' many instances nf the increasing tendency In break the
long lines between ihn.nl and skirl bem. I'm- a long lime
dressmakers at iiceinc anel abroad were loath 1.. destroy tli"
line which  wns  supposed  t'>  lend  slenderness  I..  women  "'
sturdy build, ami additional gr  to those .'i' etherial  pro
portions, bul wben tin. 1 ..-11 suddenly made iis appearance on
costumes of every ele.gr..... designers quickly realized Uml
something must be done nnd that right soon. And the. single'
box pleat at the hack was one. of the gratifying results eel' this
mental activity 011 the. pari of ..1 1  the sartorial powers at
It would seem as though there were nee possibility of get
ting away from the juniper. Regularly at the end of each
season  it'is pronoun 1 out of date, and just  as regularly it
■ bobs up serenely al   the beginning of the following season.
j Of course, in high seeeiety "jumper" is not pronounced even
with bated breath, hut   no matter how greatly disguised by
will rct-eive personal attention.    We (flwily     i
wire what we can get before selling
Continental Grain Co., ua
Browe Brothers—Hiram
and Loerum
the most diligent search nf twenty-four or more mosquitoes
fur malaria or yellow fever wouhl in all probability fail tie
show a single malarial pasmodium or yellow fever bacillus.
In the same way, hundreds of rat fleas might be caught and
made to bite guinea-pigs or rats without the production oi
bubonic plague in a single, instance. Do any of these negative..
observations disprove or discredit in the least degree our! T OBSERVE that the naval court-
present views on the origin of the various diseases whose S- martial is again sitting at Boston,
avenues eef infection   we have month II    .        ... Mass.." said  Hiram iu  tbe ton	
"When tho facts of the transmission .ef cholera ond ty-  ™e ■>■■'"' .•"''"' se™ » "'■"-' '"" **'wa.vs
lilinid by drinking-water were disepvered  it  was nol  bj   the  observes it.
demonstration of the 'corresponding germs in water, dirty or      "Hence the naval set,    Baid Loerum
otherwise, which was taken at random.    Indeed, these demon- jflippantly.
-trillions were the hist  ami must ilillie--ili  steps in the whole
chain eef evidence nud were only successfully directed io water
km.we.   tee   have  Ii----,i   closely  associated   with  epidemic  mil
breaks of the dise a:-e.    I'.v what icasoning, thou, may ive ex
peet  any  more  ready  demonstration  uf  infected    tt.     and
why should nol  the sun tsidc evidence of the possibility
of infection guide as in the sclectieeii cef money samples to he
examined .•
Il i.s particularly desirable. Mr. Morrison points out, tn
discover the transmitting media nf the mote, common bul 00
less fatal organisms, such us the germs of enlds. grippe,
diphtheria, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Probably the aven
ties of transmission are limited, unci it is, therefore, difiicttll
h. demonstrate  the  exuel   pari   thai   nny  particular avenue
Plain Talks to Women.
"in common wit li I houBiinds •■'
others,1' weiil on Hiram, disregarding
i he uiiHecmlv inti 11 up1 ion, '' i nm I
Ing :i deep interest in the absoi bii g de
velujuuents, nl the same time deploring
I he iui    liable    ■ .*■ mini.
"Go us fa* as you like," said [joer
niii. "Go as Ear as you like. Bui .1-
for lnr, if you don '1 mini, I will en
deuvor tu continue calm, Vou'JI be as
tonished to see how eulm I'll continue.
This is liie second court martial thai lias
been uttei ing ma rtiat soi rids,
sewing circle., within a  week, und still,
plays.    Examinations of drinking-water for the actual germs las you see, I remain comparativ
of'cholera   or  typhoid   is   laborious,  so  thai   bacteriologists and unmoved,    [nconceivable though
rather look for the indirect evidence of pollution, such as tho  may  seem,   I   honestly   believe,   lliru
presence of tho colon bacillus, which signifies  itaminntion  that   I   could  contemplate  the  prospt-
with human or minimal wast-'.   It is desirable, ii seems to the of   a    naval    court martial    every   fr
writer, to apply precisely tho same principles to money. He  minutes from  now till  the Sth ot  An
goes on: .lust   without   losing a single pound, pi
"Mr. Hilditeh lias demonstrated thai the average number viding I  wasu'1  asked  to  read  unj
f bacteria in oaeh of twenty-one bills was M2.000, while by  tin- proceedings.
A little child ran crying to her
mother the other day -with a
nasty flesh wound and asked far
There lies a more powerful argument
Zam-Euic than even the scientists can bri
The child had had Zam-Bulc   before,
knew it cased pain and healed.
Zam-Buk works in two directions.
vents worse results from a skin injury
skin disease (suca as festering- and
blood poisoning) while it repairs the
damage already done. Zam-Bu'.c is
entirely herbal, is pure, contains no
trace of animal fat or mineral coloring.
Surest and quickest known healer.
" An.I   i!   v..n 'II   take  :e   little  advice
t'rielll   lite  v.tli   won '1   il,,   : -..  ...li-   ,   jerolltlil
Mini     leel'tv     e|e  plolillR     11V0I'     III.'     '.■.III.I'll
because I 'ill It.■re fo tell you I hal ' le
(irospccl of a lili].. Mcuneltil .I...' 'I •.
irons an army reservation or n nav.*. ; ■.-;
any more than ti eross-barrei] pie ill*
tresses uu lioncsl I'urm hand, When :ii
average layman :;■■!- hold of ;i brisk,
niellv liille scandul  \u- re novos ii  e.ui
Brass Band
This ia the
Time to
[instrument*, Drums, Band Music, Etc,
'every town can have a band
)    lament prices evor quoted.    Fine cataloguo,
\ •vcr yO'i illustration-i, mailed free.   Write UB
' lor ;t 11 villi riLj in Music or Musical Instrument.
WHALEY,   ROYCE & CO.. Limited
|\ Toronto, Oni.. iind Winnipeg, Man.
We tench
nnd all other Commercial Courses right
at Your Home in your Spare Honra.
Take your course At Home and save
Half the Resident Foe.
HiRher Accounting ami Chartered
Acconntnncy alwo taught hy experts.
Get  our  record.
Write  today  for  particulars.
393 to 403 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada
In the
Just Think .llll With th* MM! Dr.
jtn can color ANY kind ol doth Perieotly.-Ne
■kun .( mistakes. AU coi.ra i. canti Ins
eeur Drnntit or Dealer. Sample Card and
Booklet Free. Th. Johneen*ltiohanlaan
We Clean and Dye Clothes
Pe,r (tal route extending from Toronto
to the Veikon.    Why not for you?
Modern Laundry and Dye Works Co.
309 Hargrave St. Winnipeg
Russell  Automobiles
114 Princess St., Winnipeg
A Treatise on the
FREE mSPWiMiarl ~
Cnwleray, Wis. Oct. 5th. 1909
''Please* ectMitl lite yoeir book-'A Treatise
On Thc Morse'— 1 saw ley yoeir n*1 that it
was free, lent if It cost J., I u-oeiM not lee
without It, lis I think I have savc-.l .wo
value hie horses in the lost year ley following directions in yuur l.eiok."
William Napes.
irslrec.   r.et a copy when yen buy
Kendal! s Spavin Cure al yoeer dealer's,
II he should uot have it. write us.     40
Or. B. J. Kendall Co., Enceeeburt- Fella. VI.
Gray Crin and Tulle Toque
polite phraseology, tho little garment with the nut out neck
and abbreviated sleeve is very much lo the fore, and nowhere
is il mure prominent than in the. lirst frocks for spring. In
its latest form, the "jumper" bears sume ol' the earmarks
of the; jersey waist in that it tils smoothly anel plainly across
tho shoulders and just above the waist line* is adjusted tn the
figure by means of several deep darts. When used, as it
. nearly always is, as a portion of a ono-pioco frock, it is attach-
I eel to the skirl via a draped girdle, which is partially covered
ley the jacket-linislicel lower edge eef the iris* little waist.
Tlie rough e-repey weave's antl lustre mohairs which ut late
have been so rapidly forging their way into the front ranks
of fashion, aro now opening!}' vicing fur favor wilh silks of
all sorts, lent  especially wilh those weaves best adapted for
aftornoon  house gowns uml demi toilettes intended  feer that
Intermediate season when the winter garments are beginning
In gel just a wee bit shabby   -actually, in- solely in I lie eyes Uf
their  iwner—antl summerthings seem In belong to the far-
oil future.   Pernio, which comes in all the seeft. dull colorings,
i is in itself ho ornamental on accouut cef iis silken sheen ami
crinkling texture, that scarcely any  trimming is used upon
I Ihe gowns developed uf it.   Some of the French costumes of
'this order are of one tone  and  this feature  is particularly
j noticeable  in   the   peasant  models which   have  the  Btraight,
scant skirt  fitting smoothly about the front anil sides of the
hips, gathered across the back ami finished about the bottom
with a broad hem, not caught against the material, but swung
from a chifVon cloth drop shirt.    The peasant waist carries
whatever elaboration  is devoted  to the costume, and this is
chiefly in the shape of Russian braid, sometimes intermingled
with soutache or hand embroidery,
.    #    •
A radically differenl type eef afternoon costume which
now bids fair "tee be popular throughout the spring is composed
of satin or silk embroidered net or heavy lace. Among the
models which have attracted the groat amount nf attention,
mil tee mention admiration, is one having a plainly gored anil
i.lemi-traineil skirt of old blue satin, over which is a polonaise
of heavy Brussels net, embroidered with blue silk. The buck
nf the upper garment has the narrow, belted box plait ami
ihe surplice-closed fronts, crossing just above the waist line,
extend almosl In Ihe hem nf Ihe dress. The sides of this
polonaise are slashed almost to the hips, so that the; desirable
leeitfj lines are preserved, although in quite a different manner
than nn frocks of 11 similar character brought out last year.
Foulards are by all oelils the mosl popular silken fabrics
now being shown, ll is safe In prophesy that each spring
they will continue to appear in larger quantities ami more
varied patterns, fnr ihe list nf thrifty women who pin theii'
sartorial faith tu those alluring medium-priced fabrics is
constantly lengthening, and while ench spring innumerable
attractive novelties in silk'and wool ave featured, Ihe foulard
reigns triumphant. Not only are these printed silks employed
fnr the entire costume, but they seerve as a foundation for
ihe tunic clresse's nf chiffon cloth, ctainine and marquisette
which are now enjoying such a tremendous vogue. Usually
the grounding uf the silk is ropeatod in the color eef the semi
transparent drapery, but occasionally llu1 shade eef the design
is used, anil this idea is especially smart when a tunic uf oh!
reese, old blue, copper ur brass shade is worn with a black
nr white foulard slip.
The prominence nf copper, bronze and brass shinies is
really amazing when it is remembered how exceptionally trying are those tints tn complexions in the least degree inclined
tn sallowncss and to hair not decidedly blonde, brown or
black. Yet these queer shades are fashionable, and it is the
provinco eef the dressmakers to mitigate their harshness toward the complexion, eyes and hair by discreet use of black
and white, lint how many modistes posse.ss the art of per
fectly adapting the magpie combination tee a decided color?
At the moment, amber is rather more exclusive that the
deeper yellowish hues, but it is coming so rapidly forward
that by late spring or early summer, morning frocks, afternoon dresses and dinner gowns uf pale yellow will illumine
the homes of the upper ami middle classes, if not the quarters
of the deserving poor, At a fashionable wedding just before
Ash Wednesday, the maid of honor and the bridesmaids were
in amber satin gowns, trimmed with yellowish Chantilly and
topped with black maline picture hats. As a proof of the
liberties which are taken with yellow tones, it mny be stated
that these- young women carried enormous bouquetes of deep
red roses, ami that the combination was [perfectly successful,
llortler materials continue to be employed for spring frock
antl feer afternoon bridge gowns. Thoro are few fabrics which
will afford better satisfaction for a comparatively small expenditure nf money. Bomo nf the snl't twilled silks and Ihe
liberty satins have a wide ribbon and kneel, design in dull
colorings woven iu a few inches above the selvedge, and when
those are arranged tn border the tunic nr ttverskirt, tn trim
the bodice nr to eelitline the eclges uf tin1 "jumpier" ur over
blouse, the only additional expiensc will be fnr the transparent
guimpe and half-sleeves, without which the spring house
costume will met be quite up-to-date.
Rock Springs Sootiest
can, Alta.
**/£   'Of'Mi'Bo)*?*
MA.NY will doubtless remember Hie campaign again si in-
Pectod money enmed nn for Borne time by !NFr. A. OrrsBy
Morrison, nl" Chicago, .'uni will also recoil un article
publish06 :i year nr more ngo, in which Warren W. Hilditeh,
'.f V;iK', claimed to have demonstrated Hint transmission ol'
disease by money was oxtvemely unlikely. Mr. Morrison
now returns tn the attack in nn article in The Popular Science
Monthly, in which he nssori.*-. flint Mr. Ililditch's experiments
are inconclusive. Tin* latest reports nf tli,' United States
Treasury Department show, Mr. Morrison also states, thai tin*
"clean-money,J agitation lias been bearing fruit in a grenter
I volume of soiled notes sent in fpr redemption. Mr. Etilditch's
conclusion wns based mi a bacteriological studv nl' twenty four
of the dirtiest bills ho could find. Mr. Morrison casts'doubl
i.n this evidence ns follows:
"Before flu1 knowledge nf cholera transmission by water.
1 ;■, won! I have beon considered a scientific contribution in thc
, aubjecl tn have demonstrated tho absence of cholera germs in
twenty-four samples of water taken at random, some of which
■ perhaps were dirty; bul to-day we know thai Hi" bacteriologi
cal slinly nt' water for evidence nl' cholera will usually demonstrate tho avenue nf infection only when nnd where cholera
! is prevalent. Similarly, it would be a matter nf Ihe greatest
surprise it' the examinations of twenty-four or more samples
nf water or Pood for typhoid germs rovoalod their presence
even  if llu- water or food wns dirty or ofTonsivn. Likr-wipf-,
far the most common forms present were the varieties of thc
pyogenic staphylococcus.    .    .    .    Their'const uni presei in
money is certainly nf greater significance than merely indicating Um exposure tn the bacterial contamination of the air;
thoy clearly indicate thnt i!i«' money hns been contaminated
by handling and without regard in tin* virulence or tli-' danger
nf infection t" which tli<"**!* particular organisms themselvs
expose thoso who receive llu- money, they <-si:ililisli beyond
ipiestion the mosl fundamental and significant facl for scientific demonstration, vi/,, thut money is ;i medium nf bacterial
communication from one individual to another. . . . PVom|0f si-rlii will, tho celerity of a firemu
the contributions of Mr, Hilditeh it appears thai the handling with u weak stomach rescuing ti riin
of money infects it; from the* observations of Dr. Park it up- i-.ii,. cheesi from n burning delicutessei
pears thnt the germs <>f diphtheriu und lulu rculosis mny live store in tin' middle nf Jul v. nn i in ho!
mi bills infected by these gormp I'm- several days nv longer. It ^, nther, which is one of tho differences
sooms Inii a step, Mien, In tin- final demonstration of tho ac hf you'll pardon mv words, between tin
tual transmission nf these ami similar diseases bv rnonev in  jny and tin- s<>(
i:!r^U:"!. ™d_*?_^^ hy !    ^Uvo iu a squirrel cage long enougl
. . quirrel, as 11 «'i
In  a circular letter sent nut  tn the press,  Mr.  Morrison   ■
makes the following statements, derived from a rccenl United
States Theasury Report, rejranlin^ the redemption nf paper
Mr. Walter Adams. 177 R&UwM Ave.,
Stratford, B-,tys :—" M .' Rnn, William,
whilo playing barefooted about the backyard, cut his littlo tn i on tie! sharp edge
of a piece of tin. Th : toe was cut at tne
first joint, uni almost severed from the
foot. My wife hurriedly bathed it with
warm water, afterwards applying bo rue
lint thickly Bpr>ead with Zam Uuk. The
healing balm quickly checke I Iheflowof
blond, wed and soothed tho pain, and
prevents'] inflammation and morcesori ui
results. In * few *-t-<k3 Asm Puk
healed tho wound so nicely that my WD
■wa.*i al>!o once m.'rc to a » a!>'-:.t, ar d a!~o
i«» Wear his shoes wit lent toe h! .■: •■ it
Inconvenience, Not only in Zam
valuable for wounds and tuts, but, u«edu
an embrocation, I bave alw found it
utFective for rheumatic paina,"
Zam Tuk circi r.i'ji, bnrn», «■ ic-rn, rinejwermi
ui : - old ers iki, and all t,kin dlsauas, Prog,
iria ■ »'''l ■'-••r.*i, 60o 1- x. nr \> mt, (r<M irom -2a:ii-
BukCo.,Tor nto, for price.
dames so aptly -ays  in   his  life t>f t
.lames Boys in  Mi*-S:;im.    And  most  of
our  army  and   navy   bunch   have   been
running   around    thc   same    little   tin
" 1 (ind that there has been a rapid in crease in t In* redemp  I wheels   and   t hi liking   t he   same   little
tion of United States currency at Ihe United States Treasury, [things and   nibbling  ut   th.* same  little
The number of certificates redeemed during the fiscal  year  pecans   so   long   thai   the   leas'   thing
100S was f72,O0O,00O, face value of $005,000,000.    hi 1900 Um I seems tu excite them something s,*;imla-
number wns   104,000,000, face  value  of $772,000,000;  an   in-   lous.    Besides, there's something aboul
crease of   12.0  per cent,  fnr  1009 over  1908.    For  ihe  first  the  atmosphero  that   rnakesc  nm-  corn-
quarter nf the fiscal year 1010 the number nf pieces redeemed ' missioned   Tummy   Atkinses   cocky.     1
was 49,000,000, which   is an  increase nf 8,000,000 over the think maybe having people always snlul
similar quarter of  1909, showing that  10.*! per cent, was re*  ing them has something to do  with  it.j
deemed  as compared  wilh   thu previous year.    The  national ] Were you   ever copiously  saluted,   Hir j
bank-notes, which you  will  understand  form  an  additional Inm?    Well, it's fine for developing tlie
currency (tho previous figures being given for United States chest and  frontal  bone.    Onco  upon  a I
currency),  show   a   remarkable   increase   in   redemption.  The   time   f   spent   a   few   days   aboard   th
amount  received for redemption by the Treasury was $461,-
.1(l0,inill, which exceeded bv $112,000,000 the largest sum ever
presented for redemption in any year.    The redemptions were
U7.SO per cent, of the average anionnl of the notes outstanding during tho year, which was 080,600,000.
•■The telal number nf notes redeemed was 47,000,000 separate bank-notes.
"While suim* of this inerensed redemption in both antes
may be attributed In the increased use nf currency, the percentage redeemed largely exceeds ihe percentage i^f increased
currency, so thai it can be truthfully sai.l thai tho movement
for 'clean money' is bearing fruit as shown )>\ the Treasury
record, which is absolutely the barometer of Ihe movement."
jumtoThe Best Grain Gleaner tlie World Las ever knowni
nly Cleaner with a 100 pel
.-. .■        tord   ind  thi   oi ly mai liiue
thai    will    .-:v■■    .i    ■ ••<: |)ll te    B6p ir t
tion   "t   ":ii*   from   >■. I    tl   :,•
scpu    lioi
.   ,   , ■.■,,, ,   .■        It    irt
[il      ...      i     US1 ■;;■<.'
■    . :       : '  ' r, tl    I     -     . : ■   ■■■ "
. ,,.■!■■ ■;.     : inn     any grain
.    . ,r. • ■'     ■■'■■'     !'..:■• ll Vl e   , ■;
: furming   paj    . ■ *■■ ■     f   you
i   ■■ .t  \* w  Modi !  ' 'Jumbo''  Grain
Buy a "Jumbo"
Capacity:   loo   bushels   par   hour.
Hold  on trial  subject  to  yoar  approval.
o"   Elevator pnys  for Itself in   a   week's   time.     The   Bocman   Tickler
Oures  Smut iu  Wheat.     Write today for New Catalogue.
The Beeman Mfg. Co., Ltd. ^IM^^^l^m
UK little boy Shah nf Persia owns a pipe, smoked by his
father on state occasions, which  is set  with diamonds,
rubies, nnd emeralds, to Ihe value, it  is asserted, of im
less than $500,000.    Tins pipe of the ex Shah i,- ten times more
valuable than  his sword, which is set  down :tt   Ihe cumpnra
tively insignificant figure nf $-10,000.
The Gackwar nf Bnroda, who visited us not long a^i>. if
the possessor of what is probably the most .precious blade in
existence. Its hilt and belt are encrusted with diamonds,
rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, and its value is stated to be
something like one million dollars, There are some costly
swords in Ihe treasure-rooms ot Enstern and European potentates, uotably those belonging to the Czar of Russia, the Sultan of Tnrliey, and Ihe King of Siam; but Ihis sword of the
Gaokwar outshines them all. The most valuable sword in
Bliropc is that presented by the Egyptians to Lord Wnlseley.
The hilt is set with brilliants, and the whole sabre is valued
at $10,000.
Another   Indian   ruler—the   Maharajah   nf  Ghoned—owns
Burnt Straw Hat With Velvet Facing
the finest brougham in tlie world,    The handles nf ihe doors
nre of solid gold, while tlie rest of,the carriage is silver.
The new Emperor of Morocco came into possession of a
curious piano, manufactured to the order nf his predecessor,
which is prnbably Hie mosl costly Instrument nf the kind
ever made. This piano was made in parts, each being small
enough to be carried by a slave, as it appeared that the form
er Emperor firmly refused io tntsl them ••< the cure nf his
camels, which formed the only othor available means nf trans
port. This exceedingly expensive musical instrument wus
made principally nf tulip and orris woods, inlaid with un
polished jacarnndu parquetry, ami doeorutod with scroll
work of pure gold.   The actual sum paid for it was $20,000.
rTIE man  who buys five cents' worth >>i' peanuts off the
Italian's portable stand perhaps doesn'l realize thai  hi-
purehase is helping to build up oi f ihe largest  farm
products of North America, now worth some fifteen million
dollars annually. The thin covering iw very like wheal bran
and is excellenl food foi' live-stock when mixed with other
things. The shells are burned in tin- factories as fuel and Ihe
ash  is used  for fertilizer.      The vines make line foruge.
Those peanuts thai ure not sold on the market are ground
up inlo bolter ami into mcul, which U used in ihe munufac
tui'o nf con feet inns uf various kinds. Bul nil is the must
highly prized by-prodnel ol the peanut, of which a bushel
will   viehl   aboul'   a   irullon.
IT is a curious fact  thai, solid as il  is. the,towering Wash
ington Monument cannot resifil the heal •■( ihe sun, pour
eil on lis southern sid i n midsi    mer'    lay, ivitl ■ ;:
■jJighl   bending ef the gigantic shaft, which  is  rendered  per
ceptible by means of a copper wire  I'      ■      I  ng hanging  ii
the centre nf ihe structure and carrying a plummet susp
iu a   vessel  nf water.
Al   noon  in summer the upex nl   tin      niiumenl, -V'11  i,,
above ihe ground, is shifted, by oxpnnsi '■< nf the Htone, a
few hundredths of an  inch  toward  ihe  north.    High  winds
cause percentible motions uf the plummet, aud in still woathei
delicate  vibrations nf the crust   of  ihe earth, otherwise  ..i
perceived, ure registered by It.
yacht of a friend. It was one of those.
tbrco-storcy ami English basement private yachts, wilh a tradesman's entrance
and a neat porte cochore nt (he left t,f
port wing, as we old salts suy in nuuti
cal parlance, and i full crew wilh those
little Peter Thomson dufliekers sewed
mi all over their clothes. Well, ihe Ursl
time one of the Ralph Rackstraw boys
saluted me I was so overcome with gratitude I could hardly keep from kissing
him mi t hi' forehead, it being one nf
those cubiform Scandinavian foreheads,
but after a little I got so Ittscd to it
that I fell hurl if .me ..f the hired men
didn 't trail me around the fmnt porch
of the yacht repeatedly touching the
place where his brow should have beon.
And I suppose it 's the same way with
He thinks to himself: 'Here I am rigid
fresh out of Ihe academy ami actually
earning almost half as much as a good
union paper-hanger nets, and there's a
husky enlisted bid yonder who either
has tn salute ine nr else go to jail, and
when I choose I can make him my orderly and confer upon him the inesfim
able boon uf doing our family washing
and minding the baby and hooking up
my wife's gown.' So his chest swells-
nut and he gets full of dignity and auth
ority and stewed prunes and everything,
and the firsl time a mere civilian accident allv brushes uj> ngainsf him he
explodes'like a ptifV ball.
"The same feeling—itV called corpa
de spiee by those in the* service--gets |
into the civilian appointees, il seems.
As a general thing when a young fellow
gets an appointment from civil life it's
either because he can't earn a living
anywhere else ny because he wants lu
be dressed up like :i IJnight "\ Pythias
all the time, ilut I suppose that tu him
a neai little rough and nimble ut a I
naval hop, with hitting permitted in tin
clinches  am!   Joe  Goteh   holts,   I nes
of infinitely moro importance than if it
happened any when else- say at the un
mini cl\ ic am! masque ball of tli ■ Steam
'it t ers' Union nn Second Avenue or
sume other function where you'd expect
a degree of fancy execution*and ihe reul
Kid Broad touch. "
"The    navy    people    are    cssentiallvl
■•■■■. .•
> i
HjeK? ,'     •■    '
W% '■"■■   \:li
■/..     ...    .
I»iS      -.■    ,'-/■   '■"':'■&
':'i-'.<:',rrj,...n ..-, m
:,,•   fji
- .j
If you buy a Piano without visiting our Exchange Depart"
meat you will never know how far your money might hare
'llu' reason W0 have a superior dns-^ of exchanged Pianofl is
that   we  sell   tlie  PIANOLA  PIANO.
The finest einss nf trade is buying the PIANOLA PIANO,
and such people have wonderfully good pianos that they expect
us to take in exchange.
Vnu ciD have yuur pick nf these high-class, exchanged
Pianos   at   very   moderate   prices, and on easy terms.
Write fur nur < atalogue aad Mailing  List  of   Bargains.
The Mason & Risch Piano Co., Ltd.
Factory Branch—1728 St-irth Street, Regina, 8nsk.
fllt'C'. '
■' Wli
lliai   it   irks
ever   licartl
I   Hiram.
Hie.tit   t.
nf   Hit'
mid  1...
'and  I
Sackeit Piaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
MAMI'.MTI 11KH eiM.V   11V
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
Formulae Have Been Well Tried Out
Though the NA-DRU-CO line cf Medicinal ami Toilet Preparations have been nn sale
for a few months only, dou't think for minute that in buying NA-DRU-CO goods you are
experimenting with new or untried preparations.
Their Origin
The twenty-one wholesale drug (inns now united
in the "National" had all of them lengthy careers,
some for fifty to one hundred years, prior tu the union.
l£ach firm had acquired or developed a number of
valuable formulae feer medicinal ami toilet preparations,
all of which became the property of tbe "National".
Since the union our expert chemists have carefully
gone over these foruiuhe and selected the best fur the
NA-DRU-CO line. Every formula ha< been carefully
studied by these expert., improved if poisible, and
then thoroughly tetted again, in actual use, before
we consider it good enough to bear the NA-DRU-CO
Trade Mark.
An Example
A Rood example of what we mean is NA-DRU-CO satisfied with any NA-DRU-Co article vou try, return
Nervozone  for brain Fag or nervous  break-down, tin- unused portion lo the druggist from whom vou
The formula was pronounced the most scientific com- bought it and he will refund veenr money   willingly,
blnatlon of nerve medicines, but this was enough lor too, because we return to him everv cent he gives
us ; we hael it tried out with a dozen different kind of back to you.
Brain  workers — School Teachers,   Lawyers,   Book- If your dniR^ist should  not hive- the particular
keepers-as well as Society leaders anel home workers, NA-DRU-CO article vci as» for m ^tork he can get
and everywhere thc result was so good that we adopted it for vou within two davs from cent nc.ere .t wholesale
it as one of the best of tlie NA-DKU-CO line-. branch.
Some NA-DRU-CO Preparations  You'll Find Most Satisfactory.
There, are therefore no experiments anioni.
NA-DRU-CO preparations. We have invested h1i<>-
gether tee,, much time, work antl money in the
NA-DRU CO hue to take any chain es of discrediting ll
with preparations that might not prove satisfactory.
We make absolutely certain that c-ae h preparation (t
satiifaclory U-fore wc endorse it with the NA-DRU-CO
Trade Mark.
A»k your physician or your druggist al^etit Ihe
firm behind NA-DRU-CO preparations anel about the
NA-DRU-CO line. They can tdl ye.lt. for we will
furnish them, cm re-epicst, a full list of the ingredients
in any NA-DRU-CO article.
"Money Back"
any chance you should ti"t  be entirely
If    I,'
Cnmphnr lc**
Oirrnm-'IciM Toiiirt Cream
Tnlcum Powder
Tooth Pnst-
Tooth Powder
ONLY   OUR   PRODUCT?   I I   '. re   THIS
Beehy'i   rdelrU
Carbolic   Salvo
Cccm Laxative. tTnhlft»i
Cod Liver O.l Corniioun.I,
Tasteless « .'ee'.e>.)
ny.ncp.io Tnblrl.
Hce.leeclec W.elrr.
Herb TielelcU
Pele, Ointment
R!eru*Tinte,m Cetro
.'  ..f Milk
•Sin.:!. ., ,'o-lieer- Oinlcrernt
I e.- Ceiere
W bits Liniment
N_A-_q ny-co
National Drug and Chemical
Company of Canada, Limited   ^>cr)—\+\ P 0*^
Whol-ssle Brsnrhfi M :
HALIFAX,      ST. .nilIN,      MONTREAL,      OTTAWA,
always iook ren THIS
irs A SURE
Thatt we can please you with
our new spring styles of Clothing.
Doesn't   such   confidence
deserve investigation ?
See what we are showing
this   week   in   Men's  Suits.
Splendidly tailored, well lined
throughout and finished with
Fancy   Cuffs and   Pockets  at
* pile drivers.   .1
XI time bridge   n
thi reensT
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
:•**** ******************* * * * ******************* ** *************
Fax for Inn
.Mny 20th.
rinii's phone No. is Hi.
Bennett    Bros.   I'm'  wal
Dr. II. I!. M;uT. of Corbin, was
in town yesterday.
li. .1. Dnggan nf Tabei was in
town over Monday.
Sam Rouleau of Fernio spent
Sunday in Hosmer.
John Wylie was a Fernie
visitor on Wednesday.
A. I!. Campbell's ad will interest I'vcvy ime.
Mis. A. Mathieson was a
Fernie visitor on Tuesday.
Walter Barwood was also a
visitor from the smoky city.
Faints, stains, Alabastine and
wall papers al Bennett Bros.
Wauled Three sitting bens,
also eggs.    Steve Lawson.   p-10
Mr. and Mrs. Bert llartwell
were in Coal Creek last .Saturday.
.). A. Robertson, of Nelson, is
visiting bis brother-in-law, 11.
so many   Hos-
I'hei'e was not
-pent    lasl    pay
■ li
IV   m
irnie oi
if   Michel
mer   on
Will.   Semtl
drove down
Nurse Kerr
visitino' friend
John Beeketl look-- wise those
days, .loliii is working for t lie
S. slinn ami Frank [ngham
an. sen ing on t ho jury at Fernio i his week.
.1.  Millar,  accountant   for  P.
t|t it ir
iV  Co.,  Fernie   was   in
hi Tuesday.
was   seen   I nilll
of   the   Times
-clay morning May   ISth
Bill Murphy.
Im   !).   Rockefeller    would
mice if he should spend  bis
i*o  i mi hi i'*   trying   to   prepare  a   better   medium
i iiit'ii
the    lia
Wed in
il was
t han
a 1111
possible, am
that has us
lorluin's    Colic,    Cholera
Diarrhoea     Remedy   for
dysentery  or  bowel
It   is
-ci say
I  it.
simply   im-
j   I'Vi'l'V   oil!
Sold   by  .'ill
Fred Voss, piano tuner of
Lethbridge, is in town today.
Coal Creek played Michel at
Coal Crook last .Saturday, score
1-1 favor of Michel.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51
Frank Henderson of Coal
Creek was visiting his brother
Norman, on Saturday.
Mrs. Alex. Cameron and Mrs,
R. J. Cole were visiting friends
in Fornie last Saturday.
Mrs. A. Mills and her daughter, Miss Jessie, wero visiting
friends in Fernie last Saturday.
A game of baseball was played on Sunday between Hosmer
land Mitchel with the result that
'.Michel took the honors.
For Rent—The store building
' next to the postoffice.   Apply
to P. Burns & Co., Hosmer.
Wm, McKay, the genial customs broker of Fernie, was
taking in the sights of this
wicked burg on Sunday.
Who sold tlie beer to the
.Slavs last .Sunday, anyhow? The
man who perpetrated that joke
ought to be in the dry belt.
The monthly tea of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid will be
held at tho home of Mrs. A.
Mills, Thurday. May 26th from
3:30 to 5:30.   Everybody come.
Don't forgot tho musical
festival given by the Salvation
Army band at the opera bouse
on Tuesday evening, May 21th.
('has. ('. llumer was looking
over some timber properties in
this vicinity last week. Mr.
Humer is from St. Louis, away
down in Gods supposed country.
Dick Thornton, the proposed
outside loft for the llosmer
football club, has gone to Fornie, where ho intends to reside
in tho future.
For Sale Lot and store building with nine living rooms, opposite (.'. P. R. depot; easy terms.
Apply to owner, E. Selvaggi,
llosmer. Il-lt-np
The splendid work of Chamberlain's .Stomach and Liver
Tablets is daily coming to light.
No such grand remedy for liver
and bowel troubles was ever
known before. Thousands bless
them for curing constipation,
sick headache, biliousness, jaundice and indigestion. Sold by
all druggists.
A few loads of that pile of
gravel on Main Street would do
.•in i mme nee amount of good if
it were deposited on the gumbo
bank leading to the G. N. station.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. llti
For thc benefit of those who
1 may be in doubt as to whether
May 24 is a public holiday or
not, it may be said that Empire
day is a statutory holiday and
will be observed as usual.
Mr. Aldridge has presented
the football league with a shield
to be competed for. All the
finals aro to bo played in Hosmer which should be an inducement for the Hosmer boys to
buck up.
D. R. Sullivan was visiting
his sister, Mrs. M. McMeekin
last. Tuesday. Mr. Sullivah is
well-known in the Pass and will
in future reside in Vancouver
whore he is going into the
real estate business.
Alfalfa—Will be in position to ship choice baled alfalfa,
our own growing, about July
first. Book your orders now,
or at least advise us if you will
be in the market thou or later
in the season. Imperial Development Co., Ltd.. Box leSijcS,
Lethbridge Alia.
R. W. Lee. who has been
pastor of tin* Methodist chinch
Provincial policemen in the
northern part of British Columbia have had their salaries
raised $10 per month. What's
the matter with the Kootenay
"bobbies" tbey would surely
appreciate and welcome a raise
of $10 per month.
As the regular meeting of
tho Womans Auxiliary of the
English church, occurs on Tuesday, May 24th and this being a
holiday the mooting will be
hold at Mrs. J. F. Jarvis on May
31st. All in., lady friends will
take notice.
When the fire whistle is blowing is no time to think about
insuring your house and furniture. Don't put off another
day. You should also consider
what company you insure in; R.
W. Rogers represents tho best
Tho bridge) f^ang have got
startod at last and Jimmy Mc-
Lachlan with a crew of six men
aro busy laying the sills for the
liiiimy is an old
nan and is well
known in llosmer where he
used to work with the McDonald boys.
In accordance with instructions received a memorial service, according to the rites of
the Church of England, will be
held on Friday, May 20th at
7:30 p. m. in the Odd Fellows
hall. All who are able to attend are invited to be present.
B. N. Crowther, curate in
C. Thorne of Spokane, the
travelling auditor of the G.N.
was here on Tuesday to close
up the G. N. station. This will
place Hosmer amongst the G.
N. derelicts. G. It. Shepherd
who has been acting agent at
the G. N. will leave hero for
Montana. Mr. Shepherd has
made many friends in town
and his departure will be regretted.
Football Club Given a Smoker
J. F. Jarvis, of the Royal
hotel, entertained the football
club to an impromptu smoking
concert on Monday evening,
May 10th. After light refreshments had been partaken,
several members of the club
contributed songs and recitations which were heartily applauded and at the conclusion
a hearty vote of thanks was
given to Mr. Jarvis for his
hospitality which was duly
responded to by the host who
in a few remarks said he hoped
to have the pleasure of wetting
the cups at the end of the
For Victoria Day, May 24th,
the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company announce a rate of
fare and one-third for the round
trip. Tickets will be on sale
May 21 to 21 inclusive, final
return limit May 20th, 1010.
A. E. Watts, of Wattsburg, Acquitted
The case of Slater versus
Watts, which has occupied the
attention of tbe Supremo Court I
tit Nelson for a few days, came
to an end Saturday, the jury,
after 10 hours' consideration,
bringing in a verdict of not
guilty, but expressing the view
that each party should pay
their own costs.
A. E. Watts, a lumberman of
Wattsburg, was accused of
assault upon young Slater, having submitted him to a horsewhipping, in consequence of
| statements he is alleged to have
made regarding Watts' daughter.
Smoker Given McKelvie
Jim McKelvie who has been
acting as lireboss in Hosmer
almost since the beginning of
the town has decided on making a move to Frank, Alta..
where he will occupy a similar
position. Jim is very popular
with tho boys and was always
ready to lend a hand .at any
social gathering to further
things along. Now that he is
moving a lot of the boys decided to givo Jim the correct sort
of a send-off, and a smoker was
held on Tuesday evening, May
17th at the Queen's hotel, where
he was presented with a meer-
chum pipe and a gold mounted
cigar holder.
John Morgan in making the
presentation referred to Jim's
sterling qualities and waxed
eloquent over them and was
greeted with the applause that
was deserved. A programme
was then rendered by the
following gentlemen :
Address Chairman A.  W.
Song J. Mitchell
Song W. E. Smith
Speech R. J. Duggan
Song Fred Oalces
Song Jock Miller
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will clear the
sour stomach, sweeten the
breath and create a healthy
appetite. They promote the
flow of gastic juice, thereby
inducing good digestion. Sold
by all druggists.
The Jas. Fax Concert Co. will; Florence  Galbrath,   dramatic
appear at   the   Hosmer opera I reader   and    Miss    Agnes    B.
house,   Friday   evening,    May Quigley,    pianiste.      Reserved
20th.     The   company includes seats at A. B. Campbell's.
James Fax, humorist; Miss Ida
George Elliott, soprano:  Hart-
well   DeMill.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
| shop of .Sam Snell.
here for over a year, has accepted tho pastorate at Colling-
wood, B. C. Mr. Let* will preach
his farewell sermon on May
22nd, when his many friends
will gather to give him the
parting handshake and wish
him success in bis now field of
A grand musical festival
under the auspices of the Salvation Army band will bo held
in the Hosnier opera house on
Tuesday evening. .May 21th at
7:30 p. in. A first-class program
of musical and literary selections will be rendered. Everybody welcome. Admission
adults 25c, children 10c.
A touch of rheumatism, or a
twinge of neuralgia, whatever
the trouble is, Chamberlain's
Liniment drives away the pain
at once and cures Ibe complaint
quickly. First application gives
relief,    Sold by all druggists.
The Fernie Game
The second of the series of
league games of the Crow's
Nest football league was played
at Fernie on Saturday, May
14th, when the Hosnier team
apparently went without their
mascot. Hosmer kicked off at
6:30. The first half was a fast
game and tit half time the Fernie
boys were credited with one
goal. On resuming a storm of
sleet antl rain came on which
made the going rather uncomfortable and ended in favor* of
Fernie 3-0
The Hosmer boys with more
practice .'ind with a change or
so in the forwards they should
put up a good show this year.
Mr. Fowler was with the team
and is taking the part of acting
The next league game will
be at Coal Crook when Hosmer
will run up against a fairly
good combination.
Never hesitate about giving
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
to children. It contains no
opium or other narcotics and
can be given with implicit confidence. As a quick cure for
COUghs and colds to which
children are susceptible, it is
unsurpassed. Sold bv till druggists. ^__	
*•** ****•••****•**•••****•
Young Jones, the light weight champion of Montana anil
the Pacific Coast, would like to make a match with Billy Laud]
er, Kid Succa, Jimmy King or Kid Ashe for a side bet and gat.J
receipts. Winner to take all, or any terms they wish. Hoping
they will get busy and answer through the Hosnier Times, oil
direct to me.   Young Jones, care Queen's Hotel, Hosnier, B. C|
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ************* ********4
Real Estate Bargains::
For some snaps in  real estate call and
see me.    Some good houses and rooms
for rent.
Agent for life
in  thoroughly
and  accident
reliable  com-
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. C.
Italian Store!
Mikjs .TioiAi Prop.
Groceries, Fruits
Tobaccos and
New Stock        New Goods
Call and See Us
Front Street Hosmer, B. C.
************************* *
! Everybody is Watching
I This comet comes once every 75 years. Our
specials come every Saturday, so keep your
eye peeled
Men's Furnishing Department
Working Shirts
Our Cotton Serge Working Shirts are
something that stand the pressure, the
hard and steady wear that the worker
expects to get out of his purchase.
These shirts are regularly sold at $1.25,
Saturday Cash Price
President Suspenders
These  suspenders   arc   a regular   50c
line in all furnishing stores east or west.
Saturday Cash Price
Men's Khaki Working Shirts
These goods are the justly celebrated
H. B. K. brand and H. B. K. stands
for all that i.s ^ood, ail that is reliable
and are sold regular!}-at $1.00.
Saturday Cash Price
Fireman's and Engineer's Caps
Wc have a line of
gincer's Caps with
Firemen's and En-
wide  glazed   peak,
ar  Vic.    Get   in   early   for    those
will be sold on Saturday at
During the summer months this store will close at 7 o'clock
1st.     Night before holidays and Monday after pay day excepted.
mmmkmkwmmaammmmmm^smmmmkm j n—b»i
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.
j> w ^ w w *& ■$


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items