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Array BTour special attention is called to omul on back page.
Mills & Son
Your special attention is called to oni'
ad on back page.
A Mills & Son
NlMl'.Klt 35
Re-Introduction of Red Light
District Causes Discussion
ootwear Facts
'h-- Beresford Boot   for Men.
he Miss Canada for Women
[rhe James Linton for Children
'he Leckie Boot for Lumberman
Satisfaction guaranteed in any of these celebrated makes and at right
prices.   Inspection invited.
Fishing Tackle
We are showing our 1011) line of Fishing Tackle and consisting of everything for the fisherman. It will pay you to look our line over, as
there will be no line shown in Hosmer that can compare with ours
and the prices are rock bottom. We also have all repairs for your
broken rods.   Leave them here for repairs.
Fishing Tackle!
Fishing Tackle!
Hostner's Leading Store
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Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. 0.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you cull for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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Queen's Hotel
The Workingman's Home
Is now under the management of Robert Gourlay J
and will be run for the accommodation of the working *
class. All modern improvements. Transent rates $1 X
per day, special rates by Ithe week |
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
Great excitement existed in
Hosmer on Saturday evening,
March 20th, when in response
to a notice published, a meeting was held to discuss the
question of the re-opening of
the houses of ill fame. The
meeting was advertised to be
held in the old school house,
but so great was the crowd that
the gathering wended its way
to the opera house, which was
soon filled to its utmost capacity. A rather noisy and un-
argumentative but demonstrative crowd speedily proposed that A. McL. Fletcher be
chairman, although arrangements had been made for the
occupation of this position, but
in order to please this section
no opposition was offered. Let
it be said, however, the chairman did his duties in an impartial manner.
The chairman first called
upon Wm. Robson who objected to the re-introduction of the
houses of ill fame on the argument that the presence of these
houses was detrimental to his
property in that vicinity. Mr.
Robson entered into a conversation about certain transactions between himself and
The next speaker was W. B.
Wright, who pleaded for the
re-opening of the houses on the
argument that it ment improved business, that these houses
were necessary and segregation
was the lesser of two evils.   .
Rev. R. W. Lee spoke next as
the leader of the opposition to
the movement to introduce the
houses. He desired that no
personalities nor unnecessary
bitterness he shown. He ask
ed if it were true that a petition
had been passed round in "certain quarters in favor of those
houses If so, why had the
petition not been passed to him
(Mr. Lee) and others. It was
done too much in the dark.
Was it true that certain people
had been in communication
with authorities to re-open
these houses? As one of the
other speakers had mentioned
the chairman as being one of
the party, Mr. Fletcher immediately seized this opportunity to deny it. Mr. Lee said
he would withdraw any suggestion that might be imputed
against the chairman and said
he was glad to know that it was
untrue. Why were these houses
required? Certainly the town
did not want them, for there
had been no unanimous request.
Surely they were not wanted
back to give us lessons in citizenship. They were certainly
not a necessity. Since the
houses were closed had nearly
all the young men began to
droop and die with infirmity?
It was a slander against humanity to say the houses were
necessary. Surely the houses
were not to be examples to
their children. He (Mr. Lee)
had been told that the business
of the town was decreasing.
He did not believe it, remember that there was great competition amongst too numerous
storekeepers and there had
been temporary depression.
Had it not been that certain
people were saving their money
instead of throwing it away
over vice. He wanted to see
the town prosper, but let it be
a prosperity of honor and
purity. Mr. Leo declared that
on no condition would the re-
advent of these houses lie tolerated and reminded his audience that, those who assisted
in such an endeavor were eon-
nieving to break the law and |
laid themselves open to the
penalties of the law.
Bert Swanton then spoke
against the houses. He had a
child and did not want her
brought uj) amidst such surroundings.
K. 11. Edwards vigorously denounced the traffic. It was
morally bad and there was no'
necessity for such places. He
was ashamed of people who
supported such a traffic. He
sarcastically suggested that if
the poor tradesmen who signed
the petition would make their
names public he would organize
a subscription list on their behalf.
Rev. C. K. Nicoll then stren-
nously denounced the traffic.
It was morally wrong, it was
a sin against God and it was
illegal. He said that those who
supported such places should
be horse whipped, in fact whipping was too good for them.
J. Wylie thought there was no
sin in going to these houses of
ill fame and advised the young
men to please themselves.
E. Cox made a few remarks
in favor of the houses,
T. II. Cornett also wished for
women to come back to the
town. He wanted them back
for business and for other purposes. He said the people on
the C. P. R. side of the track
had nothing to do with the
G. R. Shepherd, G. N. agent,
objected to them coming hack.
But E. W. Bromley, C. P. R.
agent was desirous of seeing
the women back. Quite a few
spoke in this strain.
R.J. Cole said that the women
would not eome brick to where
they were situated before. He
also replied to tjie criticism
passed upon him |8y Wm. Robson. i
R. Gourlay spoke in favor of
the women coming back. He
replied to the criticism of Wm.
Robson and made a reference
to the license of the proposed
new Hosmer Club.
J. Brownrigg then strenuously denounced such a traffic and
asked tho people to place morality before business.
K. N. Moeran asked if it were
not true that segregation often
meant less vice.
W. B. Wright summed up the
discussion in favor of the houses
in a bri.gf_ but ^Bpreible manner presented the chief points
in the discussion.
Then Rev. Lee summoned up
in a fairly lengthy speech for
the opposite side. He scathingly took to task those had un-
blushingly acknowledged their
patronage, though he said it
was something to their credit
that they had the manliness to
come out into the open. It was
not a question of minority ruling the majority, for he believed the feeling of the town was
against such places. The female
sex in the town had yet to have
a voice in this matter. He acknowledged that there seemed
to be something in the argument of Mr. Moeran in favor of
segregation and diminition of
crime: but on the other hand
look at some of the towns where
these houses existed. Were
these towns paragons of virtue?
Were they earthly paradises?
No, they were ten times worse
than Hosmer. Mr. Lee appealed for a clean town, and his
watch word while in the town
would be "Eternal Vigilance
over an atrocious abominable
abuse of morality."
A vote was taken after many
had left the hall, which showed
a slight majority of those present to he in favor of the houses
coming back.
Rev. Lee proposed a vote of
thanks to the chairman, which
was carried.
Order-in-Couneil Passed at Ot-!
tawa Applies to Americans
_ j
An order-in-council has been
passed at Ottawa providing;
that any immigrant, male or
female, entering Canada, including also persons coining
from across the border between
March 1 and October 30, must
have in his or her possession at
tho time of arrival at least $25
in cash, in addition to a ticket;
or such a sum of money as will
purchase transportion to the
said immigrant's destination in
It is also provided that if an
immigrant is the head of a
family and is accompanied by
the members of such family ho
or she, must have a further
sum of money equivalent to $25
for each member of the family
of eighteen years or upward
aud $12.50 for each member of
said family between five and
fifteen years of age in addition
to tickets or a sum of money
equivalent to cost of transport
to their place of destination in
Canada. Between November 1
and the last day of February it
is required that each immigrant
must have in cash double the
amounts mentioned above. It
is further provided that immigration agents may exempt any
immigrant from the operation
of the foregoing regulations if
it is shown to his satisfaction
that they are assured of employment at farm work or as
domestic servants and have
means of reaching the place of
such employment.
Preliminary Hearing Concluded in Long
Drawn Out Coal Creek Hold-Up
The long drawn out and tedi-
ous case of the Coal Creek
hold-up has be«en occupying the
attention of thc magistrate and
attorneys, for two weeks at
Fernie came to a close last]
Thursday. Magistrate Alexan-1
der, after listening to the ar-
guments presented by M. A. I
Macdonald, private prosecutor,
and of W. R. Ross, K. C, on behalf of Fred Varlow and Nat
Babcock sent the two Belangers
and Babcock up for trial without bail and hold Varlow in
$4,000 bail to appear for trial
under section 006 of the criminal act.
The case has been fought inch
by inch by the attorneys representing the prisoners, but
Mr. Macdonald handled the
prosecution with much skill,
and was congratulated by many
at having handled so difficult
an examination so well.
The accused men will come
to trial at the next session of
the assizes court which will begin sometime in May.
Fresh Lettuce, Celery, Oranges, Apples, Bananas and another fresh supply
of Chocolates, Turkish Delight Car-
mels and Marsh Mellows.
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
Tinsmiths, Steamfitters
Shop:  Rear Bennett Bros. Hardware Store
<> Orders promptly attendee
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Estimates Furnished on Apr
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Re
■t $12,000,000
Hon, Lord Strathcona and  .Mount   Royal,  0. (.'. M.(J.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. (!., President,
Sir Edward Clouston, Hurt., Vice  President nnd General
Blanches is British Columbia
AiitiBtvong, ChUUwook, ICndorby, Greenwood, HoRinor, Kolotvna, XoIhoii New Ocuvei'
Necejlec, Now Westmlnntor, Rosslaml .Summcrland, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria,
Savings Bank Dkpartmknt
DoposlU of 81 nnd uuwaril rocolvod.    Interest allowed ed current ratoa antl paid
Imlf yearly.   The ttopoRitor i- (tubjecl lee necdc-luy whatever in the witlcelriwvivl of tlie
whole or nny pnrt"cif Uie elcpeeMt.
C. B. WINTER, Manager
Hosmer Branch
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I      P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Football League Organized
Billy Balderson was in Frank
Saturday as a delegate from
Hosmer to attend a meeting of the football teams
the purpose of organizing a league. There were
delegates present from Frank,
Coleman, Bellevue. Michel,
Fernie and Coal Creek. The
league was formed and will be
known as the Crow's Nest Pass
Football League. A fixture
card was arranged, referees appointed, ete.
Billy reports having a good
Fresh nnd Cured Meats. Fresh Fish. Gam
We supply only the best.   Your trade
in all the principal Towns and Cities in
nl l'oultry.
olicitcd. Markets
British Columbia.
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
Company Censured by Coroner's Jury
The  coroner's   iurv   invest!
gating   the   great   disaster   at
Wellington    on    March   1,   in | time and states   that   there is
which      00       lives        were every   indication   of   a    crack
lost,   brought    m    a     verdict football   team   this    year   for
which, while   it does not   fix Hosmer.
responsibility   on   the   Great      The fixture can
. .home..
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
auent iron
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
(IliliKlts I.KI'T AT Tilt: e'll.lA -   lleeTM.       |»      f*
Northern railway, criticises tin;1 May 2.
company for not having placed j May II... .away .
the trains in a safe place. i May 28... .away.*
The Great Northern is also June 4 away.
criticized for having paid the June 18... .home.
laborers  engaged   in   clearing June 25 away.
the track but IB cents an hour,! .Inly ',) home .
without board. Because! of the July Hi. . . . home
small wages 35 men quit work duly 30.. . away,
when their services were most August 0., home,
needed. August 111. home.
The jury   censured   the   rail-   August 20. away.
retaining  enough
.Coal ( reek
.... Bellevue
... Coleman
... Bellevue
. . . .('oleinan
.Coal (reek
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L. A. Lanthier Jos, Asselin *
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.!
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
road for not
men to clear the
10SS of cost.
|   FRONT STB Kill'
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Do you enjoy  a   pool  game?
Drop in tm Sam Snell. 51 ■
Rubber Stamps at Hosmer Times Office THE  HOSMER TIMES
Canada's  Timber Famine
(By A. H. 1>. I.'o
Faculty uf Forestry, in Canadian
AT the present stage eel' our national development, wood is
an absolute necessity. In one form or another our
people use • normous quantities of it. During the pros
ent century the extension of our railway systems, tho build-
ing of hollies fe.r our rapidly increasing population and the
development e.i our mineral resources will necessitate the use
of still larger quantities. Even with our present population
„f seven million, nur annual output of sawn stull alone average*  4,016, 1,0(10   board   feet, or  670   feet   for every   man,
woman and child in Ihe country.    That much lumber would
build a tw.e in. le plank walk 4 feet in width and 72 feet
length—stringers and all.
To she annual output of four billion feet ol sawn stuil we
most still add at least ten million cords of firewood, one mil
lion cords of pulpwood, fourteen million railway ties, in
numerable fence posts, telephone and telegraph poles, and
about seventeen million cubic feet of piling and construction
timber for culverts, trestles, bridges, etc. Those figures are
not mere guess work. They are tin- r.isult of a careful investigation carried on for the Dominion Forestry Branch dur
ing the summer of 100S. Expressed in board foot equivalents,
the annual consumption of wood for various purposes if
somewhere  between  sixteen  aud  seventeen  billion  feet,  or
1375,( ,000 cubic  feet.    This  volume of wood  is equal to
that in a four-foot walk of two inch plank (including 2x4
stringers) long enough to girdle th.; earth 13% times!
li wo now make allowances for the enormous amount of
wood that is either wasted or left in the bush it is evident
that axe and saw are felling our timber at the rate ol something like twenty billion feet a year. With a population of
eighty million people, how much wood will we use! Perhaps
I had better ass, ''Mow much wood will we have left to
use;" l''or. gentle reader, I have, as yet. only told you part
of the Btory.
During the war l('(J7 tbe United eStatcs produced 40,256,
154 000 feet of lumber, besides lath and shingles, which bring
Die total up to about II billion foot—exactly ton times what
Canada produced. The b.*st informed officers in the United
Stales Forest Service slate that their limber is being cut
three or lour times as fast as it is growing, aud that at the
present lato of consumption, it will not last more than
twenty-five or thirty years. Consequently they are looking
to us for wlint  they lack.    Wo have boasted so long about
• nr •' inexhaustible timber supply" I hat they naturally ex
pect to draw upon it when I hey got hard up. The fact of the
matter is that we have no accurate knowledge of either tho
acre-age or the amount of our timber. In 1891 it was plaeed
at Tii'.i million acres. Mori- recent estimates place it at 550
iiillien, including areas not at present merchantable. The
merchantable supply is probably confined to about 250 mil-
lien acres and probably amounts to between 500 aDd 600
billion feet, board measure. One of our lirst duties is to
fin! out what we have, where il is aud to carefully protect
it. from waste. At the presenl moment there aro only six
aations in a position to export limber, namely, Canada, the
Ilnile.l States, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Austro-
llungury. and il cannot be many years before at least two of
these will prohibit Ihe export of'timber. Germany has tho bost
system of forest management in the world, yet she is import
ing large quantities of timber to supply tho demands of her
increasing population.
With tin- completion of tho Grand Trunk Pacific and
Canadian Nortborn Railway systems, an.I the opening of
tho Panama Canal, Canada will be templed to export very
large quantities of limber. Can she afford to do so? Should
she not profit by the oxporionco of older uationsl About a
•entiiry ago Germany found out that she could not continue
ber wasteful methods, and set lo work to devise better methods. Later she found that she wns actually compelled to
import timber, ami is now importing about one-quarter of
her total consumption. The fact of tho matter is, that there
is a growing scarcity of timber all over the world.
In 1906 Sir Dietrich I'.randis, tho eminent forostor of
British Inelia, wrote! our Dominion Superintendent of Forestry, saying: "I cannot sufficiently urge upon you Canadians
the necessity of concentrating all your energies upon one
point, and that is Ihe constitution of as large an area of stato
forests as possible, to ouable Canada to supply permanently
the greater  portion  of tho  coniferous  timber imported  into
• real Britain. Prices will rise steadily, and it is for you in
Canada now to seize the opportunity of laying Ihe foundation
for a magnificent development of your future wealth." This
•pinion is supported by tli, Melarel, one of the leading for-
cwtry experts of France, who says: "The forestry situation
throughout the civilized world is summed up in the statement that the* consumption of wood is greater than the normal production of the accessible forests, the deficit being
snppliecl by the destruction of the forests themselves," and
by Dr. Win. Sclich, tie leading English authority, who says:
*'The1 great standby for coniferous timber will be Canada,
provided her governments do not lose time in introducing a
rational system of managing her forests." This is pretty
straight talk from a man who knows. It should certainly
wiiso the question. "What are we going to do about it?"
Shall we continue in our easy-going policy of allowing wasteful methods of lumbering, exporting raw materials for the
building up of foreign industries, and, still worse, tin* senseless destruction of enormous quantities of wood by forest
ires? Is it not high time that every Canadian citizen who
takes an intelligent interest in matters pertaining to the
building up of this fair Dominion of ours should cbi all in his
power to arrest the dissipation of our forost resources?
Only slowly does it seem to dawn upon us as a nation that
the loss of our forests, without adequate restoration, will be
the deadliest imaginable blow to our future progress and
prosperity. All history teaches us that a prosperous nation
sonnet lie built up is a desert. It also proves that a people
cannot continue in power and afliuonco when the territory
from which it draws its sustenance shall have receded into
barrenness by thee ruthle'ss destruction of the forest cover—
by tin- removal of "Natures balance wheel." The forest
is the must highly organized portion of the vegetable kingdom, nnd its effects upon its surroundings are so important
and far-reaching that we mny well liken it fco Nature's balance wheel. By retarding evaporation, chocking the effects
• f elrying winds, rendering Hie soil more porous and fertile,
retaining the1 moisture favorable to agriculture?, and regulating the flow of water in eiur streams, it is an efficient regulator of many natural phenomena,
Thus it appears that the value of the forest does not consist entirely in its output cif lumber and other forest products
but also in the profits resulting from its regulating influence.
Not until if has disappeared entirely does mankind seem to
realize its importance in thee household economy of Nature.
With Ihe disappearance of the forest cover, there ensue the
disastrous spring freshets, low water at midsummer when it
is most needed, and the gradual conversion of fertile regions
into deserts. History furnishes many examples of this very-
thing, and whole* reams might be written upon this phase of
the subject. Usually more indignation is (expressed over the
felling of a single tree by the roadside, or in an open field,
than by the wanton destruction of whole acres, yos, even
square utiles, of forest and woodeel land. Only a few of the
■ aliens eel' the' e'lirlli seem to realize the necessity of husbanding their timber resources. Resources in land are of a more
dr loss permanent nature, and as population increases no
sfiYirt will be spared to bring al) that is idle under cultivation.
Wilh improved methods or agriculture, too, the ares under
motivation will becomo more and more productive, Tn the
same, way our forest wealth shoulel lee so managed ns to yield
a regular and permanent revenue. Other countries are able to
do this, so why not Canada?
TWO million anel a half of dollars for a hospital is to be
spenl Ky the- Hospital Trust uf the city of Toronto, says
tlie Canadian Courier; said money to be expended within ;
the next few years en a scheme which for magnitude and
private enterprise em a public basis bas no equal in Canada, j
The new public Cenernl Hospital has for two years boon under  discussion,     D   has bi*«en   looked  at   freun   the standpoint
• f oxperlism medical, civic ami architectural. Newspapers!
b.*iv<- devoted columns to its advocacy among tho cltlzons,
some eef whom have come forward handsomely—one to tho|
tune nf a hundred thousand. Delegates have boon sent, to!
tie lending hospital and university centres of the United
States ami 'e'niet  Britain tu profit as much by the experiences j
• f otber communities as might be boforo millions of elollars
were locked eije iu a scheme which could never be expected to
pay a dollar ,.t dividend ami would always be contingent upon
an element  e,t   benevolence for support.
More than a yeai ago the Hospital Board with its shrowd
business chairman. Mr. .1. W. Flavelle1, bought Ihe site, eight
acres in tin- upper downtown district em College .Street. The '
land cost hall a million. It is land which up lo the present
bas been a shacktown, squalid, mlcroby, and largoly unproductive except on the basis ejf tenement-house rent. Tt was
the upper end of SI John's Ward, which for years has been
the civic anel housing problem of Toronto; a Boctiou which has
for its western limit a beautiful street. University Avenue*,
leading up to the Parliament Buildings in Queen's Park with
the university over to thc left. Descriptive writers a few
years ago used to comment upon thc splendid environs of
the miest abject area in Toronto The new hospital will put
a new face -en the picture,
Early last summer the authorities commenced the work
#f demolition. It was something of a spectacle*. There were1
hundreds of shacks to pull lown and buck ynrels lo clenr up.
There were on University Avenue several decent am] habit
able brownstono fronts le, le-ar away. On the eaHt end there
wns the Dental CoHege, burtt less than le-n years ago—n four-
storey building. All are* gone now. Medie-al (experts learned
•n line ravages of microbes advised clearing the site early and
leaving tho premises to the disinfection of a stiff Canadian
winter before beginning to plough and to build; for of all
plaees to avoid infection the hospital is first. So that an
entire section of a city was pulled down and carted away to
give tho hospital room.
There had been discussion as to the wisdom of a central
location. Some said the land was too dear and the air too
dusty and the noise of passing traflic. too great. .Money has
obviated the first. Space will do more to get rid of the other
two. There is to be plenty of ground room; eight acres for
a single schemo of buildings. Others argued that proximity
to the university was not the main thing. With a suburban
hospital up on "a hill students would be willing to travel a
mile or two for clinics. Which might have been true enough;
but the same remoteness would put the hospital ont of touch
with population, both patients and the friends of patients
who desire to have a hospital easy of access. Besides, it is
important to consider the fads of the case; which are that
any hospital on so large a scale necessarily exists very largely
for many who can't afford to pay for private wards and who
sometimes depend upon friends and relatives or private citizens tn maintain them at the cost of seventy cents per day—
which by no means covers the actual cost of maintenance.
Such patients are perfectly willing to bo treated somewhat
as clinical material, for which the University pays to the extent of a subscription of $600,000.
The experience of hospital authorities is that hospital*!
centrally located are better than thoso iu suburbs. The pres-e
ent hospital when completed will be one of thc most extensive'
in America and will certainly be tlie most complete in Canada. It will be the repository of the most advanced science
in tho treatment of disease, and for equipment will be a model
aud a study and therefore a stimulus to hospital enterprise
all over the country. It will teud to centralize hospital work.
It will also be a feature of scenic interest to tho city. The
hospital group of buildings will be as much an object of interest to tourists as tho University or the Legislature—and
considerably more than the City Hall.
Meanwhile the enterprise has served as a vehicle for tho
benevolent interest of a coterie of busy men who might easily
have found vent for their surplus activities in othor directions. On the whole the project, will be one of tho most interesting in the country ami will have a grent deal more human
interest than most. Cash subscriptions to date from pr'vate
citizens total $950,000, including Mr. J, C. Eaton's recent br-
qu-st of $250,000; City of Toronto, $200,0(10; University,
$000,000; aggregate, $1,750,000—leaving three-quarters of a
million vet to be got bv private subscription as soon as possible.
It is sometimes said that a hospital is not the sort of enter-
it lacks the element of speculation. But if an enterprise the
priso that appeals lo the public, imagination; perhaps because
magnitude of the new public General Hospital of Toronto enn
elicit tho practical sympathies nnd plain everyday humanity
of the pooplo, it is better than making a spectacular appeal
to the speculative pocket.
(By II. Linton Ecclcs, in the Canadian Courier)
THE most important attempt—as it is also the first to be
placed on a national basis—to deal with the tremendous
problem of unemployment in Britain, is now in working
order. Tho attempt takes the form of labor exchangee
throughout the kingdom, and tho idea is founded upon the
schemes that havo been instituted with varied success in Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland,
Altogether no new legislation with such wide aims as this
hus met with less advorso criticism. The general feeling
throughout tho country is that the system must bo given a
fair trial, and that criticism would bo much better postponod
until the now labor exchanges havo proved thoir ineffectiveness or otherwise. That, of courso, is tho only sonsible
attitude to adopt towards a novel institution.
The now plan of the Government for dealing with the
out-of-works may be briefly described as having tho general
object of bringing the man who wants to work into touch
with the employer who has work to offer. For this purpose
a sub-department of the Board of Trade—of which Mr. Winston Churchill is president—has been formed to assume the
duties of a central board of control.    The United Kingdom of
of tramping miles upon miles, chasing the shadow of employment, whose material embodiment lies perhaps in quite
an opposite direction. The one question wo find ourselves
asking—as we have asked it about other reforms over and
over again—is, why wasn't it accomplished long ago?
A LL Poland was stirred with excitement and wild  hope
J\.    when the great Napoleon (on the evo of his fatal Kus-
sian   campaign   of   1813-1814)    honored    that   stricken
domain with a slate visit.
Poland for years had writhed helpless under the heels of
tyranny. Prussia, Austria and Ilussia, separately and together, had robbed her of her former vast possessions, had
shorn her of wealth and territory, had at last left her broken
and helpless.
Then Napoleon Bonaparte, a Corsiean lawyer's penniless
son, had risen with meteor swiftness to the imperial throne
of Franco and to world power. He had in turn thrashed and
humbled Prussia, Austria and Russia, oven as these nations
had wrecked Poland. And tho Poles were led by him to believe that he would set their country onco more upon its feet
and restoro its old-time greatness.
As a matter of fact, there is no reason to believe that
Napoleon had any more idea of freeing Poland than he had of
freeing Ireland. Ho merely* sought to uso both countries as
pawns in his world game to threaten more important powors.
Tho Poles, however, were overjoyed at Napoleon's promises. And when news came that he was to visit Warsaw
public rejoicing ran high. Many of the foremost local nobles
Hocked to Warsaw to greet tbe French emperor. He was tho
horo of tho hour. Nothing in Poland's gift was too good
for him.
At about this time a woalthy Polish noble, who had not
been able to leave his country estates and como to Warsaw,
was amazed to receive a visit from Napoleon. Thc omporor
arrived at the Polo's castle with only two or three followers,
explaining that he was traveling about the country in a sort
of "official incognito" in order to study political conditions
at closo range. The nobleman treated his imperial guest witb
the most profound deferenco, entertained him royally and,
ou tho visitor's ploa of having left Warsaw without bringing
along sufficient funds eagerly lent him several thousand dollars.
From ((ne castle to another thc "incognito" emperor
journeyed. Everywhere he met with boundless hospitality.
Horses und jewels were lavished upon him by his delighted
Polish hosts. Great sums of money were loanod to him. The
famous Princess Hndzivil even offered him her heart and
hand. Othor beautiful and patriotic women overwhelmed
him with attention, hoping thus to secure his friendship for
News traveled very slowly in those clays. But any pos-
siblo doubts of the incognito' traveler's identity wero swept
away when at the Kadzivil palaco he chanced to meet Genoral
Grio'is, commander of France's Third Artillery Corps. Tho
general recognized him as tho Emperor Napoleon, lent him
all thc money he could lay hands on and received in return a
promise of promotion and a coveted "decoration."
For a long time this sort of thing wont on. All Poland
rang with tho plodges of aid unofficially given its nobles by
tho traveling Napoleon.   Then, at last, tho truth came out.
Thc real Napoleon had not stirred from tho city of Warsaw. The man who had been going about tho country—borrowing money, making promises, deceiving oven old General
Griois himself—was a petty chasseur officor, Jumilhac by
Not only was ho Napoleon's double in face and figure,
but ho so cleverly imitated tho Corsiean's shrill, harsh voice,
abrupt speech and old mannerisms that Bonaparte's best
friends could scarcely discern tho impostor from the emperor.
Tallyraud, among others, declared he could not toll the two
men apart.
When the fake was discovered Napoleon sent for Jumilhac. Everyone expected to see the potty officer ordered to
instant death. (For Napoleon was so absurdly sensitive to
all forms of imitation, that he had actually passed a law forbidding any child to be named for him.) But by some
strange whim of mercy, the emperor contented himself with
dismissing Jumilhac from the army and ordering him back
to France.
The Great Paris Flood
PARIS, from the character of tho Seine watershed, is con
stantly exposed to inundation, according to an engineer
ing expert writing in the London Times, but PariB is as
heedless of the river as Naples is of Vesuvius or Messina was
of earthquakes. Observations havo been taken at tho Poat
do la Tournelle for over two hundred and fifty years. The
Hernial depth of water there is from eight to ten feet; when
it reaches twenty feet it causes serious damage. The greatest
flood on record was in February, 1058, when a height of
twouty-nino feet was recorded. The highest mark we have
found for the recent overflow was 8.50 metres, a little less
than twenty-eight feet. The Seine scale enables predictions
of great accuracy to be made as to what will happen within
twenty-four or forty-eight hours, but it provides no menus of
avoiding what is impending. An attempt to forestall the
consequences of the floods has been made by building dikes
along the river bank, which aro the quaiB with their retaining walls; but the plans of the engineers were modified. In
some cases the walls wero not made high enough; in others,
as at the Place da la Concorde, great gaps wero loft open to
suit public convenience and aesthetic taste.
Tho floods are inevitable, though until this year they had
not been extremely high for a long time. Some of tho streams
pouring into tho Seine, owing to tho nature of thoir watersheds, become, torrents in heavy rains. Others are slower in
action, but more dangerous, for they accumulate water till
it becomes excessive and then send it in a loss rapid but
greater body to swell thc Seine. In tho region around Paris
the difference in elevation of tho ground is slight. Tho river
bed at Tuileries is only a few foot higher than at Asinieros
after the Seine has taken a wide sweep around the whole city.
Tho flooding of tho sewors was duo to the fact that the outlet
of the main sewer at Clichy is flush with the river. It was
placed there contrary to tho plan of tho onginoor who dovised
tho modern scheme of sewers, Tho blame for tho inundation
of the underground roads has not been definitely sottled as
yet; it is probably due to thoughtlessness and disregard of
tho Seine's possibilities on tho part of all concornod.
The immediate remedies called for aro clearly tho building
of higher and stronger embankments for the rivor, and
changes in the outlets of the sewor system that will prevent
tho floods from backing in. The condition, however, is a permanent one, and nature must be guarded against more effectively. In the eighteenth century it was proposed to fill in
tho ground of Paris to a height above all possiblo floods. That
magnificent scheme is entirely out of tho quoBtion today. Another plan suggestod is to build a channel from the Seine
above Puris to the first loop bolow tho city and turn the
flood water into thiB. That would coBt 100,000,000 francs and
would relieve only the city and its western suburbs.
Tho Times engincor seems to prefer tho plan of damming
up tho streams of tho upper affluents of tho Seine, retaining
tho water in timo of flood and letting it put when the livora
aro low. He shows that the present freshet cannot bo attributed to deforestation, for tree planting has been going on
for yoars in the Seine watershed. Ho believes the floods
to bo duo almost entirely to the nature of tho soil, which can
not be changed. Meanwhile Paris, having enjoyod its fort
neight of excitement, is on the lookout, as it ever is, for new
MR. MAURICE HEWLETT contributes to the Fortnightly
Review for February a brief but very forcible paper,
entitled "Tho Liberal Party and Its Future." It is
the substance of an address delivered to workmen at Leicester
on January loth. Ho tells the working classes "that you, the
working men, aro masters of England; taking all England
over you are fiftoen or twenty to one." If they aro united
and organized no force in the country can restrain them, save
Great Britain and Ireland has boon divided into eleven industrial districts, each in charge of a divisional chief.
These divisions, again, will bo sub-divided into a national
clearing-house, situated in London; ten divisional clearinghouses; 32 first-class exchanges for towns of over 100,000
inhabitants; 43 second-class exchanges for towns of over 50,-
000 inhabitants; 20 third-class exchanges for smaller towns;
and 20 sub-olueos for still smallor districts or urban areas. It
is estimated that when all these offices are working the annual
cost will bo about $1,000,000 and that between 800 and 1,000
eellicials will be employed in the management of them.
Naturally, having seen something of the results achieved
v these labor exchanges on the continent, I was greatly interested in their somewhat belated establishment in my own
country. Thoro is nothing strange about tho idea of tho Stato
s employment agent in Franco* anel Germany nnd tho lesser
countries, but I was curious to learn how this entirely new
role now adopted by a British Government would be regarded
by both employers and employee's in Britain. With the object, then, of informing myself in this direction, I set out to
visit some of tho exchanges.
These new State labor agents have no intention of hiding
their light or their business under a bushel. In plain whito
letters ou a green ground, the legend, "Board of Trade Labor
Exchange" is painted over the shop. Also a sign hanging
out over the door reads: "E. R.—Labor Exchange (Board of
Trade)." Thnt will do for the outside. Taking your turn in
the queue, you get inside, and find yourself in what closely
resembles a penny bank or a branch post-office. There is tho
inevitable counter btween you nnd the clerks, and the just as
inevitable grille or wire-work monstrosity on your edge of the
counter. Evidently these countors were designod not to be
leant across, but so that the business might be done over them
as speedily as possible. And that despatch is necessary in
these first oays of registering, for there are hundreds, thousands oven, of applicants lining up to have their names put
down on the registers. One mentally, whilst waiting, figures
ont the proportion of unemployed to prospective employers.
Your turn comes, and tho official behind the grille puts
you through a brief catechism—ago, trade, where you last
worked, what you are willing to do, and so ou. There is a
refreshing freedom from red tape and silly, unnecessary
questions. Vou are not asked what was the religion of your
grandmother, or for how many children your step-fathor
was responsible. They sensibly "cut out tho cackle," these
new officials, nnd ask you only such queries as actually boar
upon tho immodiate business of the moment—to satisfy your
requirements, if possible. When he has entered his particulars the officinl hands yon a card, stamped with u number and
marked with an official seal, and says: "If you nre suited
before this clay week, post this card to us and say so; you
needn't put a stamp upon it. Tf you are not successful call
again in se\en days,''
The exchanges, il should be explained, are divided into
three compartments—for employers, male nnd female employees respectively. Nobody pays a cent. Anyono who is
oiii 'if work- can go lo his or her district oxehango and regis-
tor. 'fhe employer call write or telephone, stating his requirements. Applicants for work are first put on the "Live
Register." which is kept for those who have cither just registered or have renewed their application within a week, not
having found employment, There is also an "Intermediate
Register," for those whose cards have lapsed during tho previous fourteen days, or who have been sent after jobs and
hnve not informed tho Exchange of tho result. Another list Is
the "Dead Register," of people for whom work has been
found, or who have not renewed their registration for over
fourtcon clays.
What results may be expected from the new labor exchanges! Well, at. any rate, the first will be that they will
sort out the workers from the shirkers. It will separate the
genuine workers from the "won't works." Previously there
has been necessarily little true discrimination betwoon the
two classes. Then, as a matter of course, the skilled worker
will benefit most. Tie is the man who has learnt a trade,
who knows what, ho can do. He is not one of the nondescript
class who are ready to "do anything" without being capable
nf doing anything properly. The casual laborer must remain
an unsolved problem, Ue is bound always to alternate between employment and unemployment. He will always be
the lirst tei suffer when trade generally is bad.
flic labor exchanges do not pretend to make work; no
system of offices nnd officials can create employment. But they
most certainly can regulate to a large extent the labor market.
Tho exchanges can do nothing for the wastrels, the idlers,
tho trninps. the mere nomads of civilization whose business
in human society, whatever else it may be, is certainly not to
live as useful members of it. But they will most decidedly
prove a fleet-send to the genuine working man for whose labor
there is a demand, either in his own or some other district.
He-,  anyhow,  will   be   saved   fhe  heart-breaking  experience
During tho time of Napoleon's exilo to Elba, Jumilhac
was obliged to let his beard grow and othorwiso to disguise
himself in order to avoid execution, or at least arrest as tho
banished emperor. Several European monarchs sent for tho
"double" in order to gazo with safety and dorision on the
counterpart of the man who had onco humbled all Europo,
and to question Jumilhac as to the story of one of tho most
brilliant fakes of the age.
MOST uight-focding birds, such as the various species of
wild duck and waders, depend mainly ou the BCnse of
touch; aud although an extraordinary sensitivoness
must be developed in their bills to enable thein to distinguish
what is edible as they probe or dibblo in the ooze, the process is largely mechanical. Owls, however, require tho keenest and most mobile perceptions in order to capture tho samo
prey of mice and birds in the dark which kestrels and sparrow hawks hunt by day.
It is probable that they depend even more upon hearing
than upon sight. The tufts of feathers which distinguish
the short-cared and long-eared owls, and aro dovoloped still
more imposingly in the great eagle owl of northern Europe,
are, of course, no more ears than they are horns, but the true
ears of the owls aro most remarkable organs.
Tho facial disk of feathers, which gives tbem their most
characteristic appearance, serves as a kind of sounding board
or oar trumpet to concentrate the slightest sounds nnd transmit them to tho orifice of the truo ear, which is concoaled
in tho small feathers behind tho eye. Even in the barn owl,
which possesses tho least complicated arrangement of this
kind, the orifice of tho ear is covered by a remarkablo flap
of thc skin; while in tho other species there are striking differences in tho sizo and shape of this orifice and its covoring
flap on tho two sides of tho head.
The exact way in which owls utilize this elaborately
specialized apparatus has still to he discovered; but. it iB a
natural inference that two ears of widely different structure
must give the owls which possess them a power of localizing
sound, which is of Ihe greatest: use to them when hunting
small creatures in the dark. It is, therefore, all the more
surprising that tho barn owl's ears havo not this difference
of structure, although tho power of instantly locating tho
rustlo of tho running mouso must bo almost indispensable.
For catching small birds, which are the especial prey of
tho wood owl, Itenness of sight rather than of hearing must
bo necessary, since they aro chiefly caught when at roost,
and the largo nocturnal eyo is developed in most of tho owls
almost as remarkably as the ear. In the short-eared spocios,
the eye is correspondingly reduced. It has also a far loss
conspicuous facial disk, and this might also seem to be naturally explained as a result of its diurnal habits with the consequent reduction of tho neod for neute hearing if it wero not
for the marked difference in the structure of its two ears,
which is even greater than in the case of the wood owl.
Owls have a great variety nf nocturnal calls and cries.
They range from fhe hissing of the young white owla as they
wait for fond, and the low snapping note which often falls
from tho darkness around the tree-tops on silent nights, to the
brown owl's full-thrnntod tn whit-tu-whoo nnd the white
owl's wild screech. Brown owls hoot moro porsistently in
autumn and winter than in thc summer, and the long-drawn
cry sounds louder and more resonant from among the naked
aisles than when it is softenod and half stifled by the roof
of verdure. The white owl's screech is heard more seldom,
but the bird itself is usually more conspicuous than the brown
owl in i district where they are equally common.
Its pnlo plumago ofton makes it visible in flight by night,
wholly apart from tho disputed question of its occasional
luminousness. It sometimes flits abroad in tho earliest dusk
of evening, or evon in full daylight, while in summer it has
a characteristic way of flying low above the standing hay
fields, bb if it were a large whito moth seeking tho clumps
of glimmoring moon daisies. Though it glides post like tho
very spirit of silence, a few moments Inter its yell may ring
through all tho valley.
only tho law of God and tho law of nature. But although
they havo this absolute power, they havo allowed tho House
of Lords to exist and practically loft England to bo governod
by an antiquated, mediaeval, feudal kind of system which
ovory other nation but ours has discarded. All this, however,
is but preliminary to the higher appeal with which he concludes his paper, in which he summons the masters of England, in the namo of England's honor, to join thoir follows
oversea, and be, with them, saviors of Europo by delivering
tho world from war. This, he snys, can bo dono by tho use of
a terrific, paralyzing weapon which would be irresistible:—
"That woapon of yours is a General Strike and with that
weapon you can bid war to cease. If the Labor parties of
Europe agreed that upon any Declaration of War in Europe
there should bo a simultaneous General Strike, not only that
war, but all war, would cease. It would never be tried again.
t believe, myself, that the mere threat nf it would be enough.
Now, gentlemen, if this is true—and, nf courso, it is—it scorns
to me a cause in the promotion of which nny decent mnn
would willingly work until he died. It is a eauso in which I
myself am prepared, without question, to spend tho remaining
years of my own life.    I can imagine no greater."
Mr. Hewlett sums up his case ns follows: —
"Let me now stato tho thing once more in tho terms of
a plain and single issue. The great matter is to prevent any
money-lender, newspaper owner, or interested politician from
sending the flower of our manhood to shameful death or
shameful death-dealing, from condemning our women and
children to miserable bereavement. That's the crux of the
matter; and to me it is as plain as a pikestaff that you can
prevent such trafficking with human life if you aro a united
party—as you surely will be."
This holy work of prevention, as he calls it, is fascinating,
and we cordially welcome Mr. Maurice Hewlett to the role of
a pacific Peter the Hermit.
rpiUS consists of gypsum, chalk, aa*
X    glue; but it requires from fix fpj
eight hours to harden sullicientkl
to admit of  being removed  from  vW\
mold.    Efforts bave been made to ova
come this disadvantage by adding alu» J
and sugar of lead, but no approciaklT
results   have   been   obtained   by   thlT
means; on the other hand, a rapid hard!
ening can be produced by using poti
sium sulphate, potassium bisulphate,
potassium   carbonate,   and   particular!
chromo alum.    Tbe same effect can lt*|
produced by lining tho molds with gauaj
or  linen  steeped   in   a  solution   of  tfcej
above salts.
rpAKE   4,500   parts   (4</a   litors)
X.    white Dammar varnish, 150 parte!
(150   grammes)   white   wax,   a»jf
2,250 parts (2% liters) of turpentino oW
Carefully heat the wax in a boiler be)]
means of steam, so that it does not beftj
come brown.    As soon as it is meltee"
pour in tho turpentine oil and allow il
cool.   When cold, add tho Dammar vs
nish.   If the varnish is too bright wbl
dry,   increase   the   quantity   of   wM
First prime the wall with tho oil, thcr
apply four coats of paint, smooth,
finally apply tho coating of varnish.
MIX 100 parts of driod sand witb
parts of lime which has decoa
posed in the air, and 2 parts
powdered    chalk     or    Hmostono,    pa
through a sieve, and add 2 parts of social
wator glass solution of 33 dog. Be.
Sporting News
THERE is a process of printing by X-rays called typo-radiography.    One way tn  prepare the original copy is to
print the text with adhesive ink and then dust metallic
powder over it, which will remain only on the printed characters.
Tho copy is next bound up with about fifty thicknesses of
sensitized paper and subjected to the action of the Rontgen
tube. Twenty blocks of fifty sheets each, it is claimed, can
be arranged simultaneously around a single tube, thus producing a thousand copies of the original with about ten second's
WHY so many accidents on our railroads!" Tho answer
to this question is given by Master Mochanic F. P.
RoobcIi, of the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad, in
ono word—"chance-takers." And ho says emphatically that
tho chance-taker must go;-having eliminated him, we shall
also havo dono awny with our accidents. The fundamental
causo of railway wrecks, Mr. Roesch told the railway surgeons nt their recent annual mooting, it tho human element,
lie gives an. "honor list" of roads which did not kill a single
passenger during tho Inst fiscal yonr, but omits to mention
tho Lackawanna, which has not killed one in ten years. We
read as follows in Railway and Locomotive Engineering:
Mr. Roesch said that in former years it wus not uncommon to hear the statement, that in proportion tn tho nunihor
of mon engaged there were more fatalities on American railways than in nny ono hattlo in the Civil Wnr, At tho present time railroads nfford greater safoty to passongors enrriod
by them than hy nny other means of transportation,
"In support of this Mr. Roesch pointed out. thnt tho
Pennsylvania, tho Burlington, the Santa Fo, and tho Chicago
& Northwestern ran their passenger trains for the year ending Juno .10, 1909, without a single fatality to passengers. In
1908 the New York City streetcars killed 444 persons and injured 36,060, With regard to steam railroads vory few acci-
dentfl can be set down to defective equipment. Railroads are
still striving to improve conditions further by constantly
adopting, nt enormous outlay nnd oxpenBO, any new equipment or appliances which have stood the test nnd are proved
to bo efficient safety-devices.
"When ono comes down to tho only phase of railroad
e pcrnCon that so far has been beyond absolute control, tho
element of human fallibility stands out as the primary cause
of accidents in 99 cubcs out of ovory 100. The whole matter,
thcrefoie, in Mr. Roesch's opinion, resolves itsolf into a campaign of education. Every one connected with railroad work
must be taught that ho is a valuable cog in the railway machine, nnd that nny failure on his part may jeopardize the
Uvea of hundreds.
"Mr. Roesch is emphatic in whnt he says nf how to de\al
with the mnn who is habitually cnreless. ... On this
subject Mr. Roesch snyfl: 'The chance-taker, regardless of
position, must be weeded out, and if he con net be brought to
a realization of his responsibility in any other manner, then
statutory laws should he enacted and enforced, treating thc
proven chance-taker through whose caroleisnoss, indifference,
or neglect others havo been subject to injury, ns a convicted
criminal, as much so as one who commits a felonious assault.
"'When men can bo taught to realize that indifference
to the safety of others may in the course of events some time
place his own life nr that of a member of his family in danger, a longer step will have been taken toward increased safety than all the mechanical appliances that can possibly be
adopted.' "
IT is sad news that Shrubb is lik
to bo obliged to retire from runnii
because of a bad leg. His case :
minds mc of an inscription on an oil
tombstono in an English churchyard
This is the way it set forth tho circus:
Btanccs of ono Jane Grey's demise:  fl
"Horo lies tho body of auld Jane Grq
Hor would if her could, but hor coulda
She'd a sore leg and a baddinh corf,
But 'twas tho leg as carried ber erf,'
And it will be Shrubb's log as
carry him off tho running track if
goes, as it is said he must.   A bad lei
truly, but it is to bo remembered in on
set that this same log has done its pan
in   carrying   tho   game   little   body
which it is a part through moro ra
than were over run—and won—by aa
other man wo know about.      I doal
know tho exact number of racoB tha
Shrubb has run, but whon ho was he
two years ago, tho number was aboo
fifteen hundred and nobody can accua
Alfred of Sussex of loafing on the joKl
since that time.   He has run ovorybocra
who has stuck up a hand to bo hoard—1
with monoy in it, of course—and sea
of 'em havo been accommodated four c
flvo times whon thoy had the cash b»J
settle tho bill.
And he's been evorywhore and back :
again to look these chaps up, has Alfred.'
No seejering around homo aud getting
soft and fat waiting for somebody tt
como along with a woodpilo on bit
shoulder and sporting for a race. "Ns*
my stylo," snith Alfred of Sussei.
"Show mo whore thoro'a a chap wh»
thinks ho can run a bit and I'll go aai
show him he can't." And ho has weal,
has Alfred, and it didn't mako no differ
how far the chap was away, either. IM
Shrubb be in Boston and t'other ohaa
in Vancouver and it wan just a mattSef
of chucking somo things in a bag aid
taking train for three thousand mile*
or so. Whon ho got there, ho didn't
waste any time nbout gotting down to
business, Alfred of Sussex business
formula for such occasions was extronto-
Iv simple. Put in questions it was Ilk*
Will you run?
How much money have you got!
What's your distance!
Thnt's all there was to it except
cou.iting the money after thc race, and
Alfred has had so much practise at tbat
that he could do it with one hnnd and
pack his gr*p witb tho othor to g>t to
some other chep with a notion he coaM
run  and somo money along with   it
Onco in a whilo—so seldom that he
cat count the times on his tees and
have ii toe or two to spare—Alfred
struck a snag. That was when he took
nn t,ho Marathon stunt or gave soma
chap so much ef a start that he couldn't
catch him up. Generally, away wont
Alfred nt dice pistol-shot and it had to
be a mighty good man to keep from being run away from in the first four
miles. That lias been Alfred of Sussex'
long suit—to kill his mnn off quick and
soon and to beat him as badly as possiblo early in the game. Ho found that
nothing beats like beating early, and
that when the average runner saw himself lapped a few times in tho early
stages of the raeo, ho went weak at the
heart and wns easy to beat.
I hope to goodness that Shrubb will
not bo driven from running by n bad
leg, but it nocdn 't surprise anybody if
ho is. All of thoso races together make
up a lot of work, and nothing short of a
porpetual motion leg could bo expected
to last forever under such a strain. The
Marathon distanco told heavily upoa
Shrubb, too, and it was one of his few
errors in running that he allowed himself to bo draggod into overdoing his
distance by so much. It was a groat
tomptation, though, and oldor soldiers
than Alfred of Sussex—I said oldor, not
hotter. Did I say better!—have boon
led into error through ambition to de
more than thoy could do. All the same,
Shrubb hns been tho daddy o' them all
at distance running nnd, ns he himself
remarks, tho Marathon distanco is not a
test of running quality, but of endurance quality.
#      *e      •
A SUCCESSOR for Shrubb! Aa
equivalent! There iB none. I
seo that Meadows is touted for
tho crown that Alfred of SuBsex has
worn so long. Meadows is a good man.
He runs well nt both ends—foet and
head—and he has a fino build for speed,
too, but novor boliovo that he will de
what Shrubb has done. Probably nobody will do that for a whilo, at least,
and' when it is dono it will bo by soma
marvel at the running game. Marvels
aren't born every minute—liko suckers
—and it is likely to be years and years
before another Shrubb will bo producod.
Meanwhile, Meadows has a lot of
work cut out to put himself in Shrubb'»
placo—always provided that our friend
Alfred is really down and out—as Dam*
Rumor hath it he is. There are a bunch
of chaps on tho other side of the big
pond that Meadows must cost up with
before ho may cop off the laurel for distance running. There's another bunch
in Canada, not a few in the States, and
it's a poor day when a few Swedes
don't come out in tho champion runner
class, or a scattering Frenchman or Italian. Everything but tho alarm clock
an run fino nowadays, and the next
hampinn to wear Shrubb's shoes will
have to get a big hustle on and do mors
work than a little. Even then, tb«
chances—ten thousand to a single
hnnce—nre thnt the footgear will be
% Eruptions and "Spotty Complexions"
hie Beeason, scores of people—
id young women especially—find
ices disfigured by pimples, dark
eruptions, etc. Tbe skin needs
, n—needs renovating after tbe
time it bas passed through during
think what it has gone through 1
.ve been out in ruin and sleet
J3W. You have been at one mo-
lerspiring from skating, or some
fxertion. Then you have stood
ol off." You have spent hours
1th  replaces   the   sallowness  and
0 summer heat. Then you have
. up your skin—except your face
gone out into a temperature
dow zero I No wonder that, with
e changes, the skin of the face
I; shows signs of needing uttcn-
forget tbnt the skin has to do
:   as  any  other  organ   of  tho
ti if you overwork it, it gives
*,im-Buk  is tho  remedy.    Smear
ly over thc spots, the eruptions,
patches, at night, and notice
Afckly your appearance improves.
1 rich, refined, herbal essences
,'ep  into  the   tissue,   the   hard,
ike patches are removed. Better
faults. The cells of the skiu be-
j vansparent. The blood beneath
to impart its proper coloring
, tissue, and the delicate bloom
1 :h replace the Ballowness and
it disease.
Buk  is  alio   of   great   use   for
juries   und   diseases.      Eczema,
chaps,   ringworm,    a«ne,    yield
,[use.    For   cuts,   burns,   bruises,
's rashes, etc., it is unequalled,
]l a sure euro for piles.   All drug-
l',id stores at 50c box, or Zam-Buk
I'e-oato, for price.    Refuse harmful
lyites aad imitations.
In the
I^Thlnk of It!   With the SAME Dye
1 color ANY kind of cloth Perfectly-Nu
of mistakes.    All colors io cents fiom
rugyist or Dealer.    Sample Caul and
Fiee.      Tho   Johnson-Richardoon
mllcd,   D.-pt. O , Montreal, Que
■jrerj jouug man and young woman
i   IMch   liookkeeping,   Shorthand,
■writing,   l'onmanahip,   Arithnietia,
„'llM>     English,     Letter     Writing,
_":*<ing.  Higher  Accounting,  Charter-
ll.ccou&tnucr under
|-e J.*a courae at home and
Partiaalara cheerfully giTe»
[li3 to 408 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada
ssell  Automobiles
***1ADA    CYCLE    ft    MOTOE    OO
144 Princess St., Winnipeg
(.15,000 PAID FOR
Melville Lots
ut- mtltift in South Melville for the
. week total over $15,000. This in
[ .*,, ord mark. But wo believe we will
the reooord every week U the
Kouih. Knthuniasm is growing In-
..a. We udvise intending investors
Iftt in early, for prices ore advanc-
7 -rapidly.  Kvery purchase puts thera
<er.    Write for map and booklet—
,:ville Land Company,
.'sin  Bank   Building,   Winnipeg
'it re«lve p-urauuaJ attention.   We gkuUY
I re what we oa* <et before selling.
Continental Grain Co., lm
npHE rosy-cheeked country maid knows tbat there will bo
J_ an early spring when she discovers the lirst buttercup
in the field. But before the wild flowers bloom the
city maid has been warned. She has seen the hats heaped
with flowers in the windows of the millinery shops. There
are smart little hats in rough straw of a deep shade uf taupe.
They have short, drooping brims, which make them sit low
on the head. There are no flowers on these hats, but they
are encircled with dark grey chiffon, draped over flame, and
the trimming of plumes at the back are of the same color
except at the tips, which are of flame color.
The satiny wheat-colored straw hats of the Louis XVI.
style are trimmed with pink silk buds, which are in a pleasing mauve pink, pale blue and soft green. The wide brim
droops slightly in front and is turned up abruptly in back.
Exquisite broadbrimmed leghorns are wired with a br'm rolling slightly on the right side and a decided flare on the left.
Wide satin ribbon encircles the crown and is completed in
a big crush bow on the left side.   Tho novelty of the style
brim of gathered or shirred net.    The trimming is a heavy
rose cloth of gold or silver.
*    *    *
With so many fascinating fabrics upon the dry goods
[counters and so many fetching fashions in the new style books
it is hard for thc girl who deftly plies a needle to regularly
attend a sewing class for the poor instead of devoting the
Lenten leisure to making several spring frocks for herself.
Shirt waist suits are simplest of all the season's showing
in frocks, and to reproduce Home of the prettiest models is not
a stupendous undertaking for an amateur who possesses patience as well as tho determination to surmount difficulties.
And she should have first-class patterns. In many instances paper replicas of some of the smartest-looking designs in shirt waist suits are not to be had for affection or
loney, but by careful, intelligent study of the plates it will
e found that a familiar circular or gored skirt, a blouse or a
jumper pattern may be adapted to the design which is to be
copied, as tho salient features which make certain of the new
models seem ultra smart are really a matter of sleeves, girdles
or trimming. Unquestionably Russian features distinguish
the newest shirt waist suits which show thc long shouldered
blouse with cut-in-one sleeves and the circular skirt with a
tunic of knee or hip length. Such a suit is readily put together and for either morning or afternoon house wear is trim and
pretty when developed in striped mohair, pongee, veiling or
shepherd's plaid.
THOUGH the English Royal Family have been singularly
happy and fortunate in their marriages, none has proved
happier than the marriage of the King's eldest daughter :
and the Duke of Fife, despite the fact that the Duke is nigh
seventeen years the senior of hor Royal Highness.    The mar- j
PROFESSOR Ramamurti Xaidu, the
Indian strong man, is being presented with gold medals wherever
he goes for the most astounding feats
of strength. He has been already awarded over sixty-eight medals by royalty,
nobility and the general public
His immense strength lies in his huge
frame, for he performs feats out of
sheer bodily strength—such as breaking
a heavy chain over his shoulder, allow
ing two bullock carts with sixteen men
to be drawn right across his chest and
thighs. He is a human anvil, fur he supports on his chest a huge block of stoue
weighing over 2,800 pounds, un which
large slabs of granite are broken to
pieces by four strong Sikh wrestlers
with hammers weighing over twenty
pounds, in his famous motor car exhibition—the crowning feat of his wonderful strength—he was challenged by
a European gentleman to stop his twelve
horse-power motor car when set going at
full speed for a sum of 875 rupees
(about $300), which tho professor accepted,  and   not  only  stopped   it  dead, j	
but   pulled   the   car  slightly   backward, j *~
Tho challenge  money was handed  over ! ] ■ . , ,
., ,,    ,   ft,       .   '     ,. .,    , .   Liverpool ana London, rhere is a special
amid the loud applause ot the large aud-1i,,„„,„,.f; ,.;,i„.i ...... *i... i.: '„„ i...
Loose Tea Loses Flavour
It not only loses flavour, but worse than this, loose
tea takes on new odors, such as coal oil, molasses,
onions, coffee, soap, etc.,—to say nothing of
its exposure to the sun, dust, dirt and
air.    Therefore for your protection
it sold only in sealed lead packets—never in bulk.
•*—- Black, Mixed and Natural Green, 40c, 50c, 6()c aud 70c per lb, ——
Western  Railway  train  between
grow,   and   his   heart   filled   with
ib be thought of tlie day when his
acres would be well wooeleel.
This pride was Blightly humbled one
evening, however, when "Master Austen,
age was the outcome of the most spontaneous affection; the '   A     VERY interesting theory concern
Duke of Fife had known the Princess since Blie was a baby, | Xx     ing   the   apparent   westward   mi-
for ho wus an intimate friend of the Royal Family, and was grulion   of  seismic   and   volcanic
specially well liked by His Majesty. activity has been lately published by II.
As tho young Princess grew from childhood into girlhood,   Wehner, according to Prometheus.    Ac-
it became evident to those in  the imnied.nte entourage of cording to  this  view, the eartbqu
tho Pimcc* of Wales's household that there was a probability   which apparently appear quit
of the then Earl of Fife becoming more closely relateel to the "ally In weak pails of th
Royal Family than by mere ties of friendship, and the Prince ! are subject to a regular
frankly welcomed ihe prospect.   But an engagement between I button^
a member of the Royal Family and a subject cannot be ligh
th 's crust,
tee a regular law of elistri-
From the examination of hum.
eroua lists of earthquakes and volcanic
filtered into or ratified all at once. It was neccssarv that j eruptions, Wehner concludes that the
tho Sovereign should consent to the engagement, nud the ! tendency to these convulsions move
Princess and her lover were kept on tenterhooks some little slowly from east_ to west in every part
while before Queen Victoria finally deeided that the engage
ment between them  might be announced.
There was no question at all about the personal liking with
which all the Royal Family regarded the Duke of Fife, but
tho point that had to be considered was how far the marriage
of tho Heir Apparent's eldest daughter to a subject might
prove generally acceptable to the people of this country. As
a matter of fact, whon the engagement was announced, it be-
camo at once evident that there was no need to fear fur ita
popularity. All sections of the community seemed to think
it far more fitting that the Princess Royal should ally herself
in marriage with the head of an ancient and noble house; who
was also enormously wealthy, than become the consort of some
foreign, and perhaps needy, prince.
Among her many wedding presents, the Princess received
a diamond bracelet from tho wives of the then Cabinet Ministers; a deputation of these ladies, escorted by Mr. Balfour,
awaited on the Princess on the day before her marriage to
present her with the bracelet, which the Princess now constantly wears and numbers among her most treasured possessions.
The Duke's best man was, by the way, Lord Farquhar,
then Mr. Horace Farquhar, a solitary commoner amidst a
crowd of titled personages, most of whom wero Royalties. The
Duchess of Fife ever since her marriage has led a siagularly
simple and very happy life. When a Princess marries it is
customary for her to have an official household of her own and
to appoint a certain number of ladies-in-waiting. But the
Duchess of Fife expressly desired that after her marriage she
should not be under the necessity of having a "household"
in the sense that tho word is understood at Court, and she did
not appoint any lady-in-waiting.
It would bo, however, contrary to etiquette for the daughter of the Sovoreign to attend any public or even large social
function unattended, but when the Duchess of Fife does so,
she gets over this difficulty quite easily by asking some one
Mr, Urban does not in every case recover his money 's worth:
"I once had au operator in Cairo who,
]at the end of a  month   (I   wus  paying
him about $."i0 a week and his expenses!,
■sent me   some   thousand   feet   of films
I which, when I tested them, showed nothing of greater interest than two little
i'i'egs fighting in the garden of a very
luxurious hotel where my operator was
I staying.    1 have received" shucks of this
! sort   from  time  to   time—they  are   un
uf the world.    Prom the centre "of"the nvoidable, and the only thing to be- done
disturbance this tendency moves west- J" to get "O of the films—and the opera-
ward on  the same parallel  of latitude*,  tor-
with a velocity of about -2 minutes 41 i
secunds of longitude per year, thus mak- iC0ATING.  0F ELECTRO-DEPOSITED
locomotive provided for tbe bioscope by
the Austriau State railways.
Every minute an operator is at work
turning the handle of tbe camera it costs I ten," "having   been   scouring  the  i
$2.40  iu bare  materials.    There is one rounding country, arrived  hue for din-
man who makes $5,000 a year by supply-   nBr-
ing the writer with humorous sketches.
''Where have you beenf" inquired
paterfamilias, fixing the w<il known
monocle, "and why are you latcf"
••Well." roplied Muster Austen, without the suspicion of a smile- on his countenance, "1 have been • *nt for a constitutional, but 1 would have, been lu-ro
hours ago if  I  had not lost, myself iu
those    Woe.els    of    VeelllS. "
ing the circuit of the globe in 9o2 years.
At nny place of instability, the danger
of au earthquake or volcanic eruption is
increased when this migrating tendency
to disturbance reaches the spot.
Wehner cites a number of examples
to prove the truth of his theory. The
earthquake which occurred in 1855 in
tho vicinity of   the   Sea   of  Marmora
Pink and Gold Brocade Gown
consists in the big buckle at the front of the crown, through
which the ribbon is drawn. It consists of soft groen Batin
ribbon and tiny rosebuds intertwined. The bands are plaited
and cross the frame of the bueklo diagonally at regular intervals.
ee      ee      *
Even uow yon are planning to lay your furs aside and prepare for the warmer weather. In your wardrobe for the
coming season you will want one frock of princess Btylc.
On ono good illustration of the new princess, which reserves
somo of its old lines to combine with the newer, tho skirt
is made with a broad plait in front, which ends beneath the
draped girdle at tho waistline. The front of the skirt extends
into the corsage. It slopes to the hip and is outlined with a
band of material. This band continues about the figure below
the hip-line, and thc lower part of tho skirt is plaited from
beneath the band.   A broad hem finishes the skirt.
Another frock is of marine blue ottoman royal. The graceful tunic laps to the left side and is closed with silk buttons
of the same color and silk loops. The edges of the tunic are
trimmed with bands of the same color. The tunic ends on
each Bide of the plaited back, and the lower skirt is plaited
from beneath it, but cut in one piece with the back of tho
garment. The corsage is made with a panel at the lower
part of the front, with chiffon at the top Bhirrcd from under
it. Tho pointed pieces at each side of the front are of embroidery. The arinholes are loose and finished about tho edge
with a binding of the material, while the tops of the sleeves
aro attached to the lining. The lower part of the sleeves
are trimmed with buttons and silk cord loops. There is a
small pointed panel in the back, which starts from under
the girdle just above the waist line und ends under the plaits.
The girdle is a shaped oue of soft satin.
A third suit is a street frock of blue serge for darly spring
wear. The skirt is made with a wide plait in the front and
a cluster of side plaits on each side of tho front. It is made
with a wide plait in tho back and plaits ou each side of the
wido plait. Tho skirt is finished with a hem ou tho bottom.
Tho plaits are stitched flat on the upper edge; they are pressed flat on the edges at the lower part to keep them in place.
The jacket laps to the left sido of the front. It is closed
under rosettes of braid. It is made with a wide panel in the
bnck; the Bides aro slightly bloused over a belt of braid.
Tho sleeve is cut in one with the jacket. It is cut square
at the neck.    Thc jacket is trimmed with braids to match.
Pretty as can be for afternoon wear, when the spring
days demand lighter frocks aud are still too cool for summery things, is the fourth one, of dull wistaria colored Arab
silk. The skirt is made in two parts. The lower part is cut
high in the front and slopes away at tho sides. It finishes
on each side of tho plaited back. Tho upper part is plain
around the hips. It is slightly fulled on tho Bides from under
tho lower part of the skirt. The skirt is finished at thc
lower part with a hem. The upper pnrt of the corsage and
sleeve, which are in one, are of chiffon to match, finished
on the odges with cords. The yoke underneath is of white I
lace, showing through the chiffon. The lower part of the corsage is Blightly shirred on the upper edge from under the
chiffon yoke. The front and back of the yoke, the lower part
of the sleeves and the girdle*, are embroidered in silks to
mutch.    The undersleeve. is of white lace.
A FLUID for this purpose can be obtained, according to Varrentrapp,
by dissolving - parts of green vitriol iu 50 parts of water, mixing this
solution with one eef IU parts of neutral
peitassio-soelie tartrate (Soignette Bait)
anil   adding  -0  parts    of   aqueous  an
should have been followed, according to j'"""iii- By "sing three to four Daniell's
this theory, by outbreaks at weak points cells or a similar battery, a very beaut i-
lying further westward ou tbe same pur- t'"1 coating of iron can be produced
allel of latitude, after the expiration ni j with this fluid.    Or dissolve 4  parts of
Mean and Dye Clothe*
7vr pfttronee ok tending from Toronto
to the Yukon,    Why not for jrou ?
Modern Laundry and Dye Works Co.
JB tlarfrmve St.
Ten dial ami to «-
Karat In tratiof
Sjeltat. CejppeH Batt
Swollen   Mils,   Oil
Spavin Cure
• «MU.wktei umekf km M yenew.
Mmllte, Qua.. Jin. », not.
• weel mot aeaflUM fce nnerlj tort/ ranta, MM
aa. 1 enca bad a bun* with em Bod Speterina.
It Owe and at tha and erf M eaeniha H wae M
We da; ke waa foiled.
Yeieua naped/nOr,   Jake Bolak.
HKe-4 IBr ft,   Cetoeir boek "A TnaHee On
(* (U deelene ar wrtte uee. IB
U: *. I. UNDUX CO. UMtari Falta, Tt
-vfhiilt-H   <Hhe.epiitt.itia,
T tafpi gent fr**-.
Do you trap or bUJ
Furu ? I mu Canada'*
hirufnt dealer. I )>a\
hiynait pricea. Your
.shipments solicit.**!.
I pay mail and exprest
charges; remit promptly. Also larfretl dealer
etc.       ijuotatio.B and
IN  HALLAM, Toronto
Fashionable women have grown very fond of evening
wraps made of etofl'e onciennc. This is an old-time stuff
directly copied from those worn by the Sforza women and
Ueatrico d'Kste. It is thick and sumptuous, woven of silver
and gold threads on a heavy silk foundation that is dipped
in dye pots that hold the colors of Leonardo da Vinci.
One model shows an evening wrap made' eel' this material,
The wonderful design over it is done in embroidery of bullion
and colored floss mingled. The shawl collar Is of fur, edged
with a puff and a pleating of cloth of silver. The lining is
of heavy satin in a dull old reel.
The hat that is worn with this wrap to the theatre and
tho restaurants is of black silk beaver, trimmed with an immense black osprey.
This marvelous Old World fabric, is
tion.    It was brought  out  at
August.   Many of the new inventions in fabrics, as well as in
clothes, are projected upon the public by the master builders
during that week.    This material, with its many designs and :
varied colors, made an instant anel strong impression and was
elected into  the forefront of  fashion.    Ho  far, the expense
of this fabric has limited its use for a voluminous evening
wrap to tho rich, but many have found an artistic, opportunity
to use it in the fashionable directoire bag.    The latter has
made quite a stir among smart women.    A few years, ago its i
brilliancy would  not have suited the clothes of the season. J
Today it is quite in the picture.
The woman of fashion has a bag made to match her wrap,
nnd when the fabric is this wonderful bullion cloth thc effect
is harmonious and very impressive. Among the colors preferred in this etoffe ancienno are brick dust, red, old blue,
tapestry green and gun-metal grey. The latter, which is thc i
tone of cloth of silver, has come into wide popularity. When '
it is used for an evening wrap it is lavishly embroidered
with brilliant, flowers in dull pink, green and faded yellow.
When that odd reel is used the collars are mostly silver
nnd gold, with a dash of blue—not conventional blue, but.
that odd Italian tone that harmonizes with tho red.
It is promised thnt the early spring hata will be made of
this fabric. They are not new in PariB, but they nre in America.   There iB a puffed crown of tho etoffo ancienue and a
various periods of time. The Gulf of
Naples is a weak spot iu the earth's
crust, 14% degrees west of the Sea of
Marmora; hence an earthquake might
have been expected there thirty-eight
years after the Marmora earthquake, of
in 18113, in which year a violent eaith-
quake actually occurred at Naples. Similarly, from the earthquake of ISSj ii.
Smyrna are deduced the earthquakes of
ChioB in 1881, Athene in 188(1, Corinth
in 1888, Xante in 189.1, the Ionian Sea
between 1893 and 1905, nnd the great
MoBsina earthquake of 1908. Future
shocks of the same series may be expected to occur iu 1914 at Palermo, in 1052
at Alicante, aud in 1972 on the coast 'if
Portugal. In this series the great earthquakes of Smyrna, Zante and Messina
are of special influence. At present thero
is an unusual danger of earthquake in
the vicinity of St. Etienno and Herault
In Prance, in Macedonia, Otranto, Taren-
tum, Cyprus, and portions of Algeria.
This theory is based upon the hypothesis that the kernel of the earth is rigid,
and rotates less rapidly than thc crust
of the earth, and that certain inequalities upon the exterior of this rigid kernel increase the local tendency to earthquakes. This hypothesis is not accepted
universally, and it yet remains to be
proved that the asserted law of progression will actually suffice.
green vitriol and 3 part6 of sal ammoniac in 30 parts of water.
IT is not generally kuowu that tho
first name of Mr. Austen Chamberlain, who moved a fiscal amendment
to the Address from the Throne in the
British Parliament, is really .Joseph,
liko his father; but, since the unniistak
able dcsiie of the British people is in
favor of having ono Joe at a time, tlie
younger is always known by his second
name of Austen.
The good fellowship between father
|and ton is '-veil shown by an incident
which occurred shortly after Mr. Chamberlain first moved to his Highbury
residence. The estate was rather bare
of trees, and Mr. Chamberlain sought to
remedy the defect by planting a number of saplings iu various partB of the
ground.    Month  by  month  he  watched
A    most    striking    example   of   tho
growth of the Trade Mark i'leea in Can-
a<la   is   now   being  announced   in   tho
) newspapers   throughout   the   Dominion.
,lt is tlie "NA-DEU-CO" line of abeeut
; one    hundred    and    twenty five    toilet
.and  medicinal preparations, compounded by the National Drug and Chemical
Company of Canada, Limited.
All these preparations bear the NA-
DHU-CO Trade Mark, the shield with
tho reel cross, prominently displayed,
and to make the line still more distinctive each article is attractively dressed
iu a pleasing shade of reel.
In their first advertisement, which
i appears on another page in the issue,
[The National Drug Company feature
this Trade Mark. They point out some
of the important advantages t<-i every
family iu Canada of a thoroughly relia-
able, easily recognized line, covering
practically every household need in tho
way of toilet and medicinal articles, aud
guaranteed by a responsible firm.
The National Drug Company guarantee that every NA-DHIM'O preparation is compounded by qualified chemists only, and from the purest drugB.
As a proof that the formulae are such as
the best physicians would use, thoy
make a unique offer which completely
disarms the doubts which ofteu creep
into one's mind with regard to medicinal preparations.
Their "Money Back" offer helps still
more to inspire confidence in the NA-
DRU-CO line, whose variety and completeness is shown by the partial list
given in their advertisement.
Oiin be- handled very easily. The Bie-k arc cured, and all others en
eaene stable, no matter how "exposed," kojel from having the disease, ley usiiib SPOHN'S LIQUID DIBTEMPEB CUItK. Give on
the todtrtie or in feed. Acts oti tho bleod and expels germs of all
forms nf distemper. One- bottle guaranteed to cure one case. 60c.
and $1 a bottle; $.r, and $10 per dozen, of druggists i((id harness
dealers. Our free booklet gives everything. Largest Belling horse
reinedv in existence—fifteen vears.
Spohn Medical Co. Chemists and Bacteriologists. SOSHEN, lml.,0.S.A
THE famous Roman had just delivered
a lecture on  the rise and fall  of
the Komaa Empire before the Cimmerian SorosiB.
"Now," said he, as he put his notes
away inside his toga, "if any of you
ladies have any questions to ask I shall
be delighted to answer them."
"I should like to knuw, Mr. Caesar," j
said Lucrezia Borgia, rising from her j
chair, "if your last words were 'ot tu, |
Brute,' as is commonly reported?"
"No, madame," smiled the Emperor.
"That is merely the dramatic touch of
the poet.    What I really said was a protest against those conspirators for using i
my toga for a scabbard.     I  turned tc, j
Cassius  with   my   last  expiring breath!-
and said,  'See here,  Senator, what  do 11
you think this is—a sheath-gown?' "
Corrugated Iron
Painted or Galvanized
" S tT Roofing and Siding
If your  dealer does  uot  handle it, write to
MUCH has been told us of tho way
in which theBe popular films are
faked.     Mr.   Charles   Urban,   in !
"The Romance of the Bioscope," which
he contributes to Cussel's, describes the!
thrilling adventures and terrible dangers
undergone by operators in obtaining real
records.    One of his operators joined a j
guerilla band iu revolutionary Macedon- ]
ia. ul.I disappeared when he had served I
his purpose.    He was tracked home and !
commanded to rejoin the guerilla band,
and his lodgings in Blooinsbiiry pickot-
e-d.    But  before  the  summons  reached j
him   he  was safely on  his wuy  to  the
Andes, to take pictures of the great in !
dustries and cataracts of that region,
Two other operators were present at I
a bull and tiger fight in  Madrid.    The |
tigter, beaten, leapt amongst the human |
spectators,    In the stampede oue* camoru j
was destroyed and one operator injured '
bet the cefliei operator stuck to his cam |
era anel t btnined a film of the whole sen  i
Bational  proceedings,    Mr.   Urban  him
Iself had a rather exciting ndvsnturo in
taking a film of a great Atlantic wave.
He was on the bridge of the Kronprinz
" Presently a huge roller came straight
at us. rising higher nm! higher as it ap
preeucheil.    'Now!'  roared  the captain,
as 1 kept my eyes fixed on the approaching mass of wnte-r. tipped with sail foam,
ind turned the  haiulle- ot' the bioscope
Ins steadily  as   I   was  able-.     The-   wave
of her frienels to act as lady-in-waiting for the occasion.    The j ruse hight above the bridgo as it reach
Marquise el 'Houtpool, for example, who is an old friend of her I ••'I us. and- biff     Next momcnl   I  wus
Hoyul Highness, has frequently acted as lady in waiting to blinded with water, knocked clean .ever
the. Duchess.   Her Royal Highness spends a great .leal of her!'""' clinging frantically with one band
■ '....".     .. -1 to a friendly  rope, and with  the other.
to my camera.    But I had secured my
picture and was happy."
Dangerous  work   is  that  which   falls
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
Pink Satin Gown with Gold Embroidered Lace Twut
Ilimiln'.is of Farmcra say
it In thf bQflt GrAin Cleaner
evrr mad?, and thoy are
Tina   cut   shuwB   Tin    "Jumbo"   with   BaggSI   AUurhim nl
DON'T BUY any kind of a grain cleaner until you know and  nodentBOd the
Write today  for  catalogue  with  illustrations  and  explanatory literature.
The Beeman Mfg. Co., Ltd. ^J^M^^m
ihrie, is an interesting inven-;"'" oneness,   i.ei rvuy,, .kj-u,.^ ape-uue-. » B.e». ..»»; ». ..-.
Deauville   at   the  races last ti™B at Mar Lodge, where her two children, the Princesses
.   ,    ,                 ,                     ,     "''"I'1" j to the'lot of the Alpine bioscopist. who
cupied the same sleeping apartment for |,.„ „„, fcl. „;„,„„.„' „„„, ,,„„'„      ,,
Alexandra and Maud, lived almost altogether until they had
reached the ages of Bovcn aud eight.
The Princesses have been brought up  in quite
manner; they both occupied the same sleeping apui.,,.. — -'I to get his pictures,  must  I n.
many years and had only the services of one maid. The U 8 beat * tha whi,h ,,,,., .,„,,
Duchess ot Fife, by the way, and her two sisters, in the days ellmDOr8 most' ,llT(„.ti but t0 |,„, „.„ ttnd
of their early girlhood, used all to sleep in the Baiue room at ,,,;„,„,.,.„ whi,,,, ,,)m„mu, „,„ |l(.sht viowB
Kandringliain. of tboM hp.ltl,n tl.,u,,.s
Once when the Princesses wore giving a children's enter- once his mountaineering bioscopist
tainmeut, the Princess Maud was attacked with a chill, and, found, near the summit of the .Inngfrau.
much to her disappointment, was unable to come downstairs* jf0ur   young    Hermans,    including    two I
the Princess Jioyal pleaded to be allowed to stay with her
crouching in holes in the lc
sister, but it was pointed out to her that it was necessary she : |,„if fload from exposure nnd exhaustion,
should help in receiving her little guests. At the last mo f>„t for the arrival of the bioscopist,
ment, however, the Princess declared that she, too, had coo- ti,cv would have perished with cold. All
traded a cold, in proof of which she gave vent to Beveral oxisting records for speed wero broken
sneezes. This little ruse to be allowed to remain upstairs hjy this firm in bioscoping tho Grand \a
with her sister was seen through, but hor Royal HighneBB was, \ tional e,f 1906 at Aintroe, five- miles be-
nevertheless, permitted to have her own way. yond Liverpool, at 3.80 in the afternoon,
The Duchess of Fife, has traveled a great deal with her'and exhibiting a complete pictorial roc-
children of late years, for she is a strong believer in the edu- orcl of the race in London the same ov
cutional value of travel for young people. Beeth of her children aro clover and extremely good linguists, but more ospec
tally the Princess Maud, who can speak quite lluontlv ii
French, Gorman and Italian.
ing, only six anel a half hours after the
winning heerse had passed the post. The
film* were eieveloped in a special dark
and developing room on the London and | The Hosmer Times
One Year One llollar in Advance
Sinp/lc (lopiea Five Cents Each
Published every Thursday morning at Hosmer,
Br1"-*- "-' "-'-
British Columbia.
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
No. 218 West 1J.H
No. 211 East 18. 15
No. ZMi Local East 8.27
No. 235 Local West 19.10
No. 7 West Elver 10. 22
No. H East Flyer 20.30
Committee Appointed to Frame a Constitution and Hold Meeting: in April
A few weeks ago the Fernie
board of trade decided to endeavor to organize an associated boards of trade for southeast Kootenay and with that
object in view invited the cooperation of the boards in the
towns in this district. Last
Thursdfiy delegates from Crali-
l>rook, Hosmer, Michel, find
Fernie met for  the  purpose  of
Change toorJflectSun^yOckli'" I d.iscussing   such   fln    «*•*»»■
— j tion.    Cranbrook   was    repre-
(i. X. TIMETABLE isented by three delegates in tlie
No. 251 leaves Michel     10;10 a. in. ' , „    .    ,rb.        ..     ..
Arrives at  Hosmer...    10;40 a. nl. .' l'"™™ °* M. A. Macdonald,   B.
No. 2i,2 leaves Retford..     1:15 p. m. ■ T. Bremner and  R. B. Benedict,
Arrives at Hosmer ..     7:1.' p. m.  and  Michel   by  G. B. Stedtnan,
G. B. Shepherd, Agent. A. J. McLeod   .'ind J.  D.  Arm
strong,   and    Hosmer sent  A.
! McL. Fletcher.   J. K. Pollock, J.
and     George
. i
Want People to Store Coal
There   was    an   important | s. T. Alexandei           ~ s,=
meeting     of      the      officials Stevenson were present on be-1
of     iii"     C.P.R    and    the half of Fernie.   M. A. Macdon-1
coal    operators   of   the west, aid 0f Cranbrook  occupied  the;
according   t"   (he   Lethbridge chair and acted  in  a manner!
Herald.     It     has    been    felt ttccepfcable to all.   The meeting j
thai   two   many of the   deal-was   unanimous    in    the   op-
ers, businessmen and consum- inion that such an organization
ers  of   Alberta, Saskatchewan should be   formed,   as   it   was!
and  Manitoba   delay   ordering deemed necessary in the inter-
their winter's supply of coal till t.sts of  the   district   that the
late in the fall or early in  the different boards of trade should
winl er.    It is felt that it would  „„•<.„ ;„ ()I.,]er tbat by combined
be  much   better   for   all   con- effort the needs of the  locality
cerned   lor the consumer, for would be safeguarded.   Several
tho    transportation   company, matters   of  importance    were
for the producers for the miners discussed aud then the election
find for the country .-it large  if of provisional officers was pro-
stocks of coal  were stored  in needed  with   find    resulted as
the coal sheds  on  the prairies follows:    President, M. A. Mac-
during     the     early     summer donald,   Cranbrook:  vice-presi-
months.    The consumer would!dent,    J.   R.   Pollock    Fernie;
then be safe from any danger secretary-treasurer, R T. Frem-
ofacoal  famine in  any early  ,„,,., Cranbrook.    A committee
extra severe winter.  The trans-I wa8 appointed to frame  a  con-
llOCl (1 f 1(111   Cciieileee ,( ieete      ,.„*.,l.t       1...
Term* In Science That Belie the Pred
uett to Which They Apply.
Tbere an* terms In certain departments of science tbat positively misname tbe products to whlcb tbey are
The word "oil" ln Its more comprehensive and indiscriminate use* Is
made to Include hydrocarbons, like petroleum, and also many other sab-
stances tbat hare an oily appearance,
like "oil of vitriol," which Is not oil at
nil, but sulphuric acid.
Strictly speaking, tbe mineral oils.
Including nil petroleum products, are
not oil. although we speak of "coal
oil" and "kerosene oil."
The best classifications of oils do not
Include mineral hydrocarbons, like
naphtha, paraffin and petroleum, but
treat only the two well defined groups
—fixed oils and fats and the essential
or volatile oils.
"Copperas" Is not copper, but sulphate of Iron. "Salt of lemon" bas
nothing to do witb the fruit of the
lemein tree, but Is potassium blnoxalate
or potash treated with oxalic ncld.
"Carbolic add" Is not an acid, but a
phenol. In structure It Is allied to the
alcohols and has only slight acid properties. "Soda water" has no trace of
soda, "Sulphuric acid" contains no
sulphur. "Sugar of lead" Is Innocent
of sugar.
"(ream of tartar" hns nothing to do
with cream nor "milk of lime" with
milk. "German silver" Is a (stranger
to silver, and "black lend" Is not lead
ot all, but graphite. "Mosaic gold" Is
a sulphide of tin.
These misleading names hnve come
down from thc vocabulary of nn early
nnd Inexact chemistry. As popular
silence extends the old terms are
yielding to the more scientific nomenclature.
New Agricultural Land
Frank Mosher, who has been
at Stewart lake for the past
year, arrived in the city Tuesday.   He is   enthusiastic   over
the prospects of the northern
country.   The lowest temperature at Stewart lake during the
winter was 39 below zero and
that    only    for   a  few  days.
Spring was opening when he
left there a month ago.
Mr. Mosher believes the Stewart lake district is equal to any
in Canada for agricultural purposes.    He leaves for the north
in about a week.—Greenwood
and Notary Public
C*. F. Lawe
Ai.kx I. FlSHKK. B. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Alabastine ie em.
, ily applied. All
you need to help
you ie cold water
and a (1st brush.
Alabaetine walla
make the home
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful It will
not soften on the
wall like kalso-
mine. Because
it is a cement, it
age, become]
part of the wall {
itself,and last
for many
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might as well
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation fop
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
C. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Motnhora of
Alberta Amooiatlon of Architects
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B.C.
*   Men's Sprii
* ——
* They are bound to 1
* you.     We guarantee
* eomfortable and   stj
* foot service.
$4.00, $4.50 and $5|
Aiello & Bo]
Main St., Hosma
^      jPeT"Fine shoe repiJ
j. done here. j
********** *.^
*  1 •
portation conlpanies
able to have more cars left
the busy season for the trans
portation of grain after harvest. The producers would find
steady orders coming in till the
year around and so could give
would   be • stitution, find it was decided   to
'"hold .'mother  meeting  in  Fer
early in April.
What the Press Agent Says :
Direct  from   a   triumphant
tour of England, Scotland anil
i vuui „L uiigutuu,   ocoLiauu   and
ore   steady    employment   to | Wales, Miss Eileen Maguire  of
W»   lllilWet'w   \flire   \»-,,eel,l      I-'.,..!      -.
the miners who would feel as
sured of work till the year a-
round. The country at large
would benefit first in the fact
of there being then no fear of
a coal famine on the prairies
for such would be a serious
thin^ growing more serious as
the settlements become thicker
and   one   serious  coal   famine
Cork, Ireland, comes to Canada
for a limited number of engagements in the Star concert
course. Miss Maguire has a
rare contralto voice and sings
tho songs that everyone knows
find loves. She sings the Irish
songs in Irish costume as only
an Irish girl can sing. What
Jessie    Maclachlan   is   to   the
present system of it period of
rush followed by a period of
would undo much advertising Scotch, Eileen Maguire is to the
of the immigration depart- i,.*^. Wherever the quaint
ments. The mining towns and poems 0f tjie i,lte Dr. Drutn-
the businnss men of those mond are known, the name of
towns would also benefit for j Walter McRaye is a household
then! would then naturally be word. Throughout Canada,
more permanent citizens and England and the United States,
the pay rolls would not flue- Mr. McRaye is recognized as a
tuate as   much   as   under  the [foremost   delineator    of  "The
Habitant." the interesting
French Canadian. Although
local audiences still insist on
Mr. McRays's reading some of
Intense indignation has been the old favorites such as
aroused among Crow's Nest re- "Bateese." Mr. McRaye is de-
sidents by a mendacious dis- (parting somewhat from bis
patch from Frank, Alta.. to a former style and on this tour
Toronto paper, both regarding will be heard in an altogether
the average wage and excessive ,„.w field 0f sketches, playlets
drunkenness. The Frank offi- and humorous impersonations,
cer states that during the p.'isi appearing with Miss Lucy
three months there were only Wobling, the dainty English
12 cases in which miners were entertainer,
concerned and these charges! The above company will ap-
include all crimes. During the j pear at the Hosmer opera
past six months there have been house,Tuesday, April 5th, under
but eight cases of drunkenness the auspices of the Hosmer I
In   I In*   Frank   police   district,  Orchestra.
which   also  includes  Passburg, |  _..«.._	
Bellevue, Blairmore,  Lille and Shooting the Boosters
Hillcrest.   The miners employ-      joe Ryan, the Chicago story
"m"1"'1' a" teller, met ii coal operator who
told him ii story of two dealers
How "Private" John Allen Got Himself
Elected to Congress.
Here   Is  Chump  Clark's  defense of
humor. If it needs one:
"The dry-ns-dusts solemnly asseverate that humor never did any good.
Now, let's see. How did 'Private' John
Allen of Mississippi get to congress?
Jolted himself in. One bit of humor
sent him to Washington, a national
lawmaker. Opposing him for the congressional nomination was the Confederate General Tucker. They met on
the stump. General Tucker closed one
of his speeches as follows:
" 'Seventeen years ago tonight, my
fellow citizens, after a hard fought
battle on yonder hill, I bivouacked under yonder clump of trees. Tbose of
you who remember as 1 do the times
that tried men's souls will not, I hope,
forget their humble servant when the
primaries shall be held.'
"That was a strong appeal ln tbose
days, but John raised the general at
his own game. 'My fellow citizens,'
be said, 'what General Tucker says to
yon about bivouacking under yonder
clump of trees is true. It is also true,
my fellow citizens, that I was a vedette
picket nnd stood guard over him while
he slept. Now, then, fellow citizens,
all you who were generals and had
privates to stand over you while you
slept vote for General Tucker, and all
of you who were privates and stood
guard over the generals while tbey
slept vote for Private John Allen.'
The people caught on,'took John at
bis word and sent him to congress,
where he stayed until the world was
filled with his renown."
An Alabastine wall can   ^
be re-coated without removing the olJ coat.     Alabastine
walls are the most sanitary. They .
are hygenic.  No insect or disease (
germ can live i n an Alabastine wall.
Alabastine one room, and you'll
want   them   all   Alabastined.
eChurch't Cold Water
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.
free stencils     11MAIN ST., HOSMER, B.C.
Dropin and let us show you beautiful samples of Alabastine work.
'.Let us show how to get beautiful
Alabastine Stencils absolutely free.
—■-——    With them you can accomplish any desired
color scheme—you can
your home
= Elk Valley Development
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
lerate cost.
Paints, Stains,
•-'■iseCsiwiVM; rt '■■.'.ve',':rflj.'*L--T;l|^:
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Pnor.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board tit reasonable rates
A trial solieited
Townsite Agents Fernie,
Aid For the Explorer.
"1'eary," snid « geoBiupber of Chicago, "never started on one of his exploring expeditions without receiving by
mail anil express all sorts of packages
from cranks—-cowhide underwear, tea
tablets, medicated boots and what not
"Penry ouce told me tbat George Ade
ii few days before the start of oue trip
wired bim to expect an important package by express.
"The package came.    It was labeled:
" "lo lie opened at ihe farthest point
"Peary opened it at once, however.
It was a small keg, inscribed:
" 'Axle givese for the pole.' "
- -r "npye*
Wall Paper, Brushes
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer. B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Lt<
-THE —
ed in   thai   district
limit   1500.
Shouldn't Overfeed Hubby.
Hint for young wives who desire to
have their hus bauds retain tlic-ir boyish, slender femes: In an address at
Vienna em the subject of fond Pro-
feasor Karl Van Noorden, one of the
greatest medical experts in Europe, uttered an emphatic protest against
wives who overfeed their husbands,
lie declared that the reason so many
begin to get fat immediately ufter they
have married is that Iheir wives give
then* their favorite dishes on every
possible occasion.
" m   at a gambling house who  were
Robert C. Edwards, propriet- invited to go out and shool
or cif the Eye-Opener, which ducks. They hnd never shot
circulates all over Canada, was j anything, these dealers, but
arrested last Saturday al VVin-Lrapa ,in(| patrons, and thoy
nipeg on the charge of publish- were uemms and not exactly
ing obscene literature nnd was up to what they were to do.
released on bail of $1.(100. Ed- They went to a bunting hut
wards was tendered a banquet ;n the Illinois river and were
last year before he left Calgary told they were to rise early in
for Port Arthur. j the morning nnd   go  out after
"•" ! the thicks.    They   were  so  ex-
Nearly all the lumber mills in cited they couldn't sleep, and
the Crow's Xest Pass district aDOu1 midnigbl erne of them
hnve either started or intend L,enb out •„ iv,,ut 0f the hut
in starl within n few days. anfj s;nv a |al.ge number of
There is stated to be a very wooden decoy ducks floating in
encouraging outlook for the the water, lie rushed buck,
lumber industry this year when got bis gun and began firing at
there is expected to be a brisk the decoys,
demand from the prairies and |    Bis companion,   startled   by
An Inducement,
"Is there anything I  can do." cried
nn exasperated  west side mother, "to
induce you to go to bed?"
"Yep,"    responded    the    small    boy
"Well,   for goodness'  sake,   whnt   la
e^ernme stay up nn  hour longer."
His Mark.
Hewitt—Qruet can't write bis own
mime. Jewett—I know it. Whenever
lie sees a mnn showing another maD
how to make a cross on nn Australian
ballot he thinks be Is forging his signature.
The Pampered Pete.
"Ilorlense, call up Mr. De Millytws
and nsk for Fldo."
"Yes. mo lady."
"Carlo wishes to bark to him over
the telephone."
the railway companies.
The first born in Port Alberni,
belongs to n daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Carmichel. The infant was born on March 17—St.
Patrick's Day. It has been suggested that she shall be named
Ihe sound, came cmt ;md took
one look, then he screamed,
".Stop it! eStop it, you lunatic!
You're shooting the boosters!"
.Saturday Evening Post.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, arti°ttc hair-trim visit the
shop of Hiii.. Snell. 51tf
If  the  bra In does not  sow corn. It
nlnnts thistles.
Fully nine out of every ten
eases of rheumatism is simply
rheumatism of the muscles due
to cold or damp, or chronic j
rheumatism, neither of which j
require any internal treatment.
All that is needed to afford relief is the free application of
Chamberlain's Liniment. Give
it a trial. You are certain to
be pleased with the quick relief
which it affords. Sold by all
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East Kootenay
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Long distance wire
is now ready for
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1 CITY |
Meat Market
Best line of Steaks, j
Chops, Roasts, Sausage, J
| Bacon, Butter, Eggs, j
| Lard, Etc. in Hosmer. J}
« Come in and see the new 2
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*     Front St., near Queen's Hotel     J
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D. G. Wilson,
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
CHAS. H. BOMFORD, Manager Hosmer Yar
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.... Copyrights Ac.
.Anyone Bending a sketch and deicrlption may
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tloni Btrlctly -cnnttdontlal. HANDBOOK on Patent!
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Patents- taken tbroueh Munn & Co. receive
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Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Qualitj
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops .-ind the famous Crystal Spring Water
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Crocodile Reminiscences
By A. Cavendish
FISH and dog Btories we all know,
and arc aceustomod to swallow
with "salt tu taste"; but it ib
•nly given to thoso whose path lies oil
the beaten track to hear, first hand and
in thc vornacular, tho inevitable crocodile stories with which the river dweller
•f tho Eastern tropic likes to regale his
whito guost, sitting Binoking long native
rokos in the semi-darkness during tho
hour between the evening meal and bedtime.
What thc fish and dog story is to us,
so is the crocodile Btory to the jungle-
man. Ue even goes further. He ascribes to tho crocodilo supernatural
powers; he surrounds him with a halo
tf romance; he propitiates him with periodical offerings, aud when diplomacy
(ails, he declares war to tho death—war
lasting perhaps for years, till some trifling occurrence is construed into a sign
•f surrender on the part of tho crocodile,
and all is peace again.
Wonderful indeed, and hard to believe, arc some of these native stories;
but the majority of them are true for
all thut, though the fascination and
glamor of them fades whon the smooth,
musical Malay tongue is changed for
mattor-of-fact English, and the flickering glimmer of thc damar torch on palm-
leaf walls is roplacod by tho lamp and
writing table of civilization. For these)
reasons 1 havo confined myself to re-
nounting a few of my own personal ex-
porienCT's, in which, 1 fear, the crocodile
tgurcs, not us the native roads him, but
as I have found him—savage, crafty
End loathsome to tho last degree.
But to begin at tho boginning. My
tlrst experience of tho "river king"
was many years ago, whon circumstances compcllod mo to travel for several hours in an extromely rickety and
(iilapitated dugout along a tortuous
*nd stagnant, mangrove-lined creek. I
had not been long in the tropics, and
my great wish was to see—and, if possible, to shoot—my first crocodilo. In
the dugout with mc wore my Chinese
"boy'' and tho ancient owner of tho
craft—who, by tho way, supplied tho
motive power with a paddle, whilo all
my energies were directed toward keeping my balance and postponing the
emtaBtropho of au upset, which each
moment appoarcd moro imminent. After an hour or so, whou familiarity had
bred contempt, and I was at length emboldened to stretch my cramped limbs
and find a new and more comfortable
position, I inquired of my vonerablo
Charon whothor there were any crocodiles in tho creok. Thc old man, going
as near to a chucklo as a Malay will allow himself to do, roplied that I need
»ot bo afraid; that thero wore crocodiles,
but that they were kindly beasts who
lever interfered with human beings.
Peeling somewhat hurt at my inmost
thoughts being thus probed, I relapsed
into silence nnd a cheroot, and was momentarily growing more drowsy, when
a reman; from tho old native brought
my thoughts back to oarth with a start.
"Itn ilia, thero's one," ho quietly said,
pointing with his mouth, in tho nativo
fashion, toward a tangle of mangroyo
roots and rotting vegetation, while his
(•Middle rose ami fell with unaltored
ejepeeel.     ''Thoro'a   one."     I   looked,   1
Saned nnd peered among tho mottled
inflows, but nothing could I seo that iu
any way resemblod my ideas of a crocodile. "Where?" I asked; and then it
■apponod. My Chinese "boy," ever
anxious to please, bad grabbed a piee'o
•f wood that was floating by, and hurl-
ad it violently at tho spot indicated by
Hie native. Tho next half minute was
•bans. In my anxiety to sec tho crocodile I had raised myself up, and tho
hirch caused by the rash act of my ser-
T»nt in throwing tho pieco of wood
made mo lose my balance. I collapsed
(luckily into thc* boat), some gallons of
-water came in over tho side, and the old
m«n nt tho stern, steadying the canoe
with tho quiet, instinctive movement of
e»ne who knows his business, muttered
•no word. "Uodah!" (idiot). As I
struggled onco more to a sitting posture
I se.w u lonir black object, which I had
taken to bo a log, glide noiselessly into
to creek, hardly raising a ripple as it
vanished, and 1 caught a glimpse of two
beady, cruel oyes, which seemed to look
f'reoiiily at, me as they disappeared be-
ow the slimy water. I had seen my
first crocodilo; but whether thc old
man's last muttored comment was directed toward mo or my servant I have
never discovered, nor did I then feel
inclined to ask. In cither case it was
richly deserved. This was many years
ago.' nnd though since that day somo
dozons of the loathsome reptiles have
fnllen to my rifle, I have never for-
jotten the look of malignant hatred nnd
conceul rated evil shot at me from those
yellowish-green eyes.
From past to present is but a step for
the memory, and it is only a few months
since the incident happened that I am
about to relate. My work took mo on
a risit up a river to ono of thoso tiinbcr-
•utting camps where are felled and raft-
ad the great hardwood logs so valued
in tho Chinese market. G„ the white
man in charge, was a characteristic old
"hard ense," who had startod life be-
foro the mast, in a sailing ship, and
drif* d in a beach-combing fashion to
•nr colony, where he had been given,
almost in charity, a subordinate billet
in one of the large timber companies.
Arriv' ig in my boat at thc little jetty
•r lai ling stage, I was astonished to
Ind f lving on a rattan couch within
a fnv yards of tho bank, with a heavy
•xprt I rifle across his knees, gazing
inten y at a rough pngar or fence erect-
ad it Ihe stream. Hanging from this
fenco anil a few feet above the water,
wero. le corpses nf i monkey and hov-
aral iriah dogs, while half a dozen
ducks inch tied to the fenco by the leg
with . long string, flappod about on thc
water nnd quacked dismally in their
' afforts to escape. 1 was just wondering
whether the whisky bottle or too much
solitude accounted for this state of
affairs, when I noticed that O. 's leg was
•wathod in rough bandages from kneo
to ankle. Throwing myself down near
him in the welcome shnde, I lenrnod the
following Btory: Two nights before
6. wns Blooping peacefully in his little
palm-leaf house, in a clearing about
twenty yards from tho river bank, when
his dog began to growl and refused to
be silenced. 0. turned out and walked
around the hut to ascertain the cause
•f the disturbance, but seeing nothing,
addressed himself to the dog in his usual
rurid and picturesque sailing-ship language and retired to bed again. Five
minutes later he was once more aroused
by a yelp from the dog, and this time
really an"oyod, ho seized a stick and sallied forth to inflict dire punishment, on
the disturber of his drenms. Suddenly
a dark form glided swiftly from the
shadows, and 0. felt, himself seized by
the right, kneo as in a vise. Stooping
to free himself, he found he was in the
grip of a large crocodile, whose teeth
wero firmly embodded in flesh and hone.
Backward and forward tho struggle
swayed—the crocodile striving to pull
its destined victim to the water's edge,
and G., hampered as ho was by his imprisoned leg, fighting for his life to
reach higher ground.    At last the beast,
hurling its victim to the ground with
a shako of its powerful head, began tej
drag him swiftly toward tlie water, l'oor
G., feeling as ho expressed it, that it
was "all over the bar shoutin'," deter.
mined to make one last etfurt for his
life, aud, taking advantage of a momentary halt as the brute was stoering past
a tree stump, he sat up and succeeded
in getting both hiB thumbs into the reptile 's eye-socketB—the only vulnerable
part of a crocodilo's head. The rest of
the story is perhaps bost told in G.'a
||wti words, or as nearly as circumstances
(and tho editor) will permit: "So soon
as I getB my thumbs made fast in '1b
eyes, 'o opens 'is month to shout an'
lotB go my leg. Then, first thing next
mornin' tho coolies lays Ms breakfast
for 'im, as you see, an' I gets into this
chair, an' 'ere I BtayB, if it's a month."
Vainly I tried to persuade G. to come
away with me to tho next station and
soe a doctor. I argued with him, I implored him, but it was absolutely useless. He refused to move from that cbair
till he had bagged his crocodile, and 1
was at laet obliged to leavo him, having
dressed his leg and exhausted every
known moans of persuasion short of
bruto force. I met him again a week
lator lying iu a hospital bed, suffering
severely, but quite happy in tho know-
lodgo that the bones of that crocodilo
were bleaching in tho sun outside his
house, l'oor old G.! Only a few woeks
afterward the habit of clearing creepers
from his path in the jungle with the
butt-end of his loaded and cocked rifle,
provod fata] to him.
I'orhaps tho most firmly engrained
superstition in connection with the crocodile—if superstition it be—is the belief that the washing of a mosquito curtain in a river will be followed within
a week, by tho death of some person in
the villago on its bank at the jaws of
tho crocodile. So implicitly is thiB believed that many villages tako their
curtains to some jungle pool or spring
rather than even use water drawn from
tho river—this though the same persons
will bathe and wash their garments actually in tho rivor itself! Tho offender
is usually some traveling Chinese trader,
and, curiously, no less than four eases
have come to my personal knowlodge
in which tho washing of a mosquito-net
in a river has within a week been followed by tho taking of a villager by a
crocodile. In one case nobody had been
taken in the river for over a year; and
in another cobo thc wretched Chinaman
was arrested by the zealous policeman,
himself a native of the district, and sent
under cuBtoely to tho nearest European
magistrate, solemnly charged with causing death "by a rash and negligent act,
thereby committing an offense punishable under the penal code."
An account appeared some years ago
in the local papers of Singapore relating how the native hunting-dogs in that
part of the world wore so clever that,
being desirous of crossing a river, they
would first congregate on the bank and
bark loudly to attract the crocodiles,
and then run swiftly upstream and
cross at another place. The tale was
greetod with much editorial sarcasm,
aud commented on as "something new
in dog-stories.'' A month or two later
some incident recalled tho story to my
mind ns 1 sat late one evening discussing tho day's deer hunting with an old
chief, who himself owned the premier
pack of pariahs in tho district. 1 repeated it, as nearly ns I could remember,
to the assembled village, who with one
accord sat silent, waiting for the words
of wisdom to fall from the old chief.
For somo minutes he chowed his quid
of betel-nut in a meditating way, and
then broke out with the following explanation, which I give in his own picturesque phraseology:
"Wherever there is smoke one must
seek the fire. This ia a true story that
has passed through many mouths. The
way of it is this. It is not the cleverness of the dogs, but of the owners.
The men of my people, when chasing a
doer ou foot with dogs, are always careful in crossing a rivor, for the yelping
of the dogs culls together the crocodiles.
The dogs, therefore, aro trained to Btop
at the bank and bark loud and long. The
hunters then cross ut a place some distance away, calling their dogs, who follow iu their master's footsteps. That
is truly how the story begun; but it has
altered in the telling, and is now like
a child's fable."
The very next day I hail an opportunity of confirming this explanation, for a
deer put up by my own dogs during my
evening stroll made straight for a stagnant backwater of the river and plunged in, closely followed by my three yelping terriers, who swam around him,
snapping at his back nuel sides as opportunity offered. Some village dogs, attracted by the din, came rushing up and
joined ill tho chorus, but without attempting to enter tho water. Standing
on the bank I was whistling vainly to
my dogs, whon the deer gave an agon
ized scream and disappeared below the
slimy fnee of the pool, pulled down by
3omo unseen foe, never to reappear,
though I waited for a good ten minutes.
When I left there was not a bubble nor
a ripple to show what had taken place.
But no explanation was needed as far as
I wus concerned; aud my three terriers,
following, coweel and shivering, at my
heels, had learnt, a lesson that they re-
inomberod for a long time; though two
of them eventually fell victims to a similar fate.
I havo discussed the habits and customs of the buoia or crocodile with
many natives, and their solemnly delivered" opinions would certainly open the
eyes of nny naturalist. The majority
are firmly convinced that tlie beast has
tho power of fascination similar to that
generally accorded to the snake, and
they also believe that the crocodiles in
any given river will not molest man unless man has first molested lliem. When
recently being paddled up a small river
for the first time, 1 was about to fire at
a young crocodile lying on an (exposed
mud flat. "Don't sir—don't!" cried
tho four paddlers as one man. 1 lowered
my rifle and asked their objection. It
appeared that in this particular river,
though it swarmed with crocodiles, nnd
the villagers habitually bathed there,
nobody had ever been taken; while in
tho rivor, debouching at. almost the same
spot on tho coast, thore was continuous
and bloody strife botween the natives
and the crocodiles. This was corroborated by other villagers on the river, who
ascribe their immunity to tho fact that
they had nevor killed a crocodile there,
unci in roturn the crocodiles had never
dono thorn any harm. Whether or not
this can be accounted for on the theory
thnt. a crocodile "turns man-eater,
like a tiger, is nn  interesting problem.
MR. PORK, of Port Nelson, or Fort
Churchill, or thereabouts; shake
with him—hands or dice, just as
you like; Eskimos nre sports all the
way and back. Solid fact, that; Eskimos are born to sport, predestined that
wny; grow up in sport; live in the midst
of it, and die about as they have lived
—sportsmen.   How would you like to be
tho sportsman? For me, I wouldn't
have any use for it, although 1 like
sports right up to the hilt.
But there are sports and sports. It
is ono thing to go out and have a good
hunt, and one doesn't mind if there's
some work to it, or a bit of cold, or
some discomfort—including hunger and
thirst. Those things don't count in
hunting, and men will stand a lot more
of work and trouble when they're out
on a hunt than they will for anything
else under the sun. I have seen men in
camp plug away at cooking, split wood,
carry water, wash dishes, anei then gee
out and hunt until you'd think every
man jack of them would fall apart, but
they didn't; so far from that, they went
back to camp and began all over again.
That's all right, but this Eskimo life
is a different proposition. An Eskimo
kid doesn't have anything tn do with
going to school, splitting the family
firewood, running errands to the store,
or any of those burdens of life which
do so much to afflict and harass the lads
of civilization. He may play without
let or hindrance, but he must learn to
hunt as soon as ho gets big enough.
There are fish ro catch, seals to spear,
walruses to be overcome anel converted
into grub and other necessaries of life,
such as fire and light, for instance; furs
to bo caught and cured, bears and hares
to be killed, and a whole lot of things
to do—all for sport.
Stop a minute; I said it is all for
sport, but maybe some of it. leans a bit
heavy on the side, of hard work. I
surely should think so if I had to tote
or pull a bunch of stuff such as these
men of the North load themselves up
with—it would to me look to he some
thing like labor, but the Eskimo is generally tickled to death for tho chance
of hauling a sledgeload of eatables—
anything from coal oil to solid blubber
is en regie for nny small social event
in the Polar regions—and when the Eskimo goes a-hunting, he doesn't fail to
pilo up tho biggest loud of grub he can
corral from land, sea or air, even if he
has to drag it miles nnd miles to get it
home to thc cold storage plant. He fishes
young, he hunts young, and therefore
learns to use the tools of the trade he
must follow for his daily blubber, soon
and frequent. Play and sport is his
portion, and if it chances to be harder
play and a tougher line of sport than
any other man  who  plays or hunts or
i bug which emitted a light equal to emly
11-1,600 of a candle-power, to examination with exceedingly delicate instru-
jments capable of measuring almost mi-
believalely small amounts cef radiant energy. They found that this little beetle
to produce its light did not expend any
amount uf energy that they could measure. If this energy had been but one
ten-thousandth of that necessary to
produce illumination cef the same brightness by means nf a caudle, it would have
been measurable. The conclusion is that
iliis insect's light is at least ten tlneus-
anel times cheaper than eauelh' light. All
the engineers have to do is to invent it.
Economy, however, can be obtained
only in avoiding tin* tremendous waste
of heat common to all our sources of
light. But we also need the sun's heat.
It is true that at times the sun is rather
free wilh his heat, ami we flee from his
tieo great liberality. At other times,
however, we have to resort tei stoves and
furnaces. Should not it be possible to
invent something that would insure a
more even distribution nf tlie sun's heat
tradiation? Do not scientists tell us that
the interior of the eartli is extremely
hot, at least just as li it as the streams
eef lava pouring from volcanoes? Compared with this almost inexhaustible
source of heat contained in the body of
our gooel old mother earth, tin* few sav-
ed-up pennies represent eel by our coal
beds are as nothing.
Perhaps this interior heat would suffice for a few hundred thousand years.
After all, we could dig deeper anei eiee'p-
ed into the earth in order tee get nearer
anel nearer to the hot centre of eeur
planet. It is probable that the first human beings were cave dwellers who retreated before tlie ii f the' glacial era
into these open folds of tho earth's
crust, where nt least a cellar's warmth
was obtainable; why should not the last
men do the same thing for a like1 reason,
but in their own power and in a much
more perfect way than their old-time
predecessors? The huge heat storoel in
the (earth's interior could be utilized
readily for ample lighting, especially
if we do invent the cheap light. We
could build fairy-like underground palaces, sparkling with crystals and gems,
resplendent in variegated luminous col
ors, with reflecting galleries of pillars
and romantic stalactite structures. Comfortable heat and soft light, just as we
should   like   to   have   it,   would   fill   all
more than 300,000 bodies of the earth's
size,  all   of   this   tremendous   heat.     It
will  be apparent  that  this represents a
huge store which is likely to last many   he could to elisce
millions of years.    A  rough ealculati
/\NE ot the principal banking hou
showed  that  the
■upon  this  (*arth
years anil that it
! ing see for another
'it  must  be admitted  that  tb
'rest mi insecure foundations.
1 if they
were made to steal if, but finally it arrived at its destination.
M. Brest was tl„n besought to do all   \J    „f .St. Petersburg is said to bra
miss.ng limbs, |„.,.„  t'„u,,,i,.u  by  a  man  who for
au.l  after eleven  months    sem.lc   I...tli a great part of his life was a serf.   Eves
11 v    "
inn  has  been  shining  tiie   arms   were-   actu
nr  abeeut  500  million   thirty  yards   oil"    the-    sj
night to continue do-{statue had heen hidden.
100 million years, but Iwas in three pieces—the
;e-   figures  the apple, tlie  forearm
lint cveii   'Ihe  right   anii   was   in
i ; hand  separate  from  the  t
■ j left  hand  wus found  tee 1
apple   gi\<-n   to   Venus    as
-   prize;  the jejilm turned fr
|ic trifle, bent backwards, sli
found about
.1 where the-
The left arm
hand  holding
anil   tin-  upper.
twee   pieces,   the-
a great part of his life was a sen
ia his eondition of serf he. was a
wealthy banker and, as may readily be
imagined, maele many attempts t.< pree
cuie liis freedom. 'Ihe Btory ^-.e * that
I... offered a million roubles for his lib
ure ten times too large., we e-.-.i
await developments with seeme equanim
Keen nowadays we see signs indicat
ing that some lime sunshine and sun
beams will cease.    On the* sun's beaut)-
ful  face traces of old age will appear! kept  up the-  fulling drapery  where  tie
now and then as dark spots which break I folds   meet.    M.   Brest   packed   up   his
out iii greater or smaller numbers and I treasure and  gave  it   to the i :e '' a
extent, often suddenly, at other times IMossagerie beeat tee carry >t to Murseil-
requiring weeks and months for their lies, where a friend wns tee tuke charge
development and disappearance. About of it anel present it in his name to the
every eleven years these ugly pdck Louvre. But tin- parcel never reached
marks break out with particular | its destination, ami the mystery which
strength on the brilliant skin of the involved the hess 1ms never been dispel
mighty ruler of our world, every eleven led. M. de Sincay veeue-hes for tin
years his body must rid itself of this tbenticity eef the history eef the Venus.
bael disease, whereupon for a few years j Though the heng lost arms will probably
the sun  may  beam  again  with  almost [never be recovered, we have now
erty, but that bis master, Count Shore
metieff, preend of possessing Buch a self
refused  to  liberate him.
This *<ri. ley name Shalounine, return
I..I en.- day free, Oeies-a t" St. Peters
burg, ami :.s in duty beeiin I repaired la
right  band  the Sheiemctieff palace, there to report
himself.    With bim he bad leroueht, a»
rearm. The
ive held the.
tie.- I4euut\
ntwards and
hllv towards
Count, a small   barrel of
ii   oysters.    This  he  left
Bhould  re-ee-ive- ail  ultima
offering would be accept
Mr.  Pork,  Eskimo  and  Polar  Perigrinator.    Eskimos Are  All  Sports
Even Their Work Is Play
fishes in all the world, why he needs to
be—and is—tho easiest satialied with
his play, and the most diligent huntsman and fisherman in all the world. Ho
can make his own fish-hooks out of bone
and his line out of sinews. He can rig
up a spear, without iron or steel, that
will kill a seal or a walrus or land a
narwhal or even a whale, upon occasion.
Ho builds himself boats of skin and
bone, nnd sledges of driftwood. He
hunts and fishes and fishes and hunts,
for therein iie his living, his food, clothing, light, heat.
No tending the furnace for Mr. Pork
or his fellows. No going to the office
to get money for mother and bairns, ami
a wee bit for himself, maybe. No
churches, schools, theatres, stores, shops;
nothing like work or recreation as we
know it, but plenty of harder work than
any man of us all has, and perhaps—if
one Iiub sufficient philosophy to Bee it
that way—enough recreation, too.
But just for a guess, I like it not—
this recreation of Mr. Pork nnd his
friends. Of course you know that this
gentleman is not called pork because
he's a hog, but only because his real
truly name is too deep for utteranco in
plain English vowels ami consonants.
His lifo is liko his name, to me. It may
be sport, for those who like it very much
indeed, but for me, nay, and nay sortie
more. I am sorry for Mr. Pork and all
his kind; the only thing they have that
I envy them is their goodnature. Not
that I grudge them it. Dear me! no; if
they didn't have it they'd die, but it
seems a bit of a pity that they can't
shave it down to just enough to keep
them going nnd yet be cross enough lo
look for another home. Six months of
night and whale nil breakfasts must cull
for a true sportsman to enjoy them.
What Would Happen
(By Dr. M. Wilhelin Meyer)
WCAT would we do if one of those
days wo should notice that '.he
sun would rise no more?
The good housewife will answer:
Well, in that case we shall simply switch
on tho electric light. And even if the
sun should go on strike forever, our engineers, thoso magicians, who can do
anything, would soon invent something
to compensate for this loss. Has not
engineering such a reputation nowadays
Hint nothing is believed tn be impossible
to it?
The scientist might add and right
here Hint nature has invented a light
fnr cheaper than electric light, for instance Hint cmilleel by fireflies. And if
we have discovered so many of nature's
secrets, why should not we fathom that
nf the fire-fly light? As regards the
cheapness of such living lanterns, it is
interesting to learn Hint American scion
fists have recently subjected a lightning
spoth-ss purity ami again spread happi
ness anel comfort everywhere with
bounteous plenty.
Tlmsc sun spots are violent whirl-; rp
winds in the upper atmosphere regions j J
of the central body of eeur planetary!
system, as is evidenced by the very
shape of the cloud format ions, frequent*
ly spiral and storm-swept, which sur-
rounel the in nor apparently quite black
| nucleus of the sp.et. Hee-e-ntly the' American astronomer Hale, whee has made' a
'special study of the sun, has particularly invest igate.l the spectral lines intee
which the light of the sun spiels may be
separated, ami has shown that in these
cyclones there occur tremendous electric
discharges the effects of which we may
often observe upon the eartli iu the mng-
Iniflcont polar lights which are frequently seen shooting up when an unusually
large sun spot faces the earth. The sun
i-loiuls which are whirled nbout in these
frightful thunderstorms are frequently
so large that the earth's entire surface
could lee contained in them many hundreds of times, and so hot that iron
would be not only liquified, but transformed into vapors. As a matter of
fact it is partly iron air which blows
across the surface of the sun and from
which a rain of luminous drops falls in
the spots, to be again gasified in the
lower, hotter strata of the sun ami t"
whirl up from them,
It has been observed that whenever
tho sun is covered with particularly
numerous spots the whole atmosphere of
the earth grows cooler one or even two
degrees (centigrade). It has further been
found that a temperature reduction of
only five degrees would Bufflco to bring
hack the glacial era in our latitudes,
destroying every vestige of life in
streams of ice a thousand meters thick.
We, therefore, really cannot deny that
thc sun already begins to sleewly lose its
light. Among the countless fixed stars
in the skies, all of them distant suns,
there is a large number which periodically lose their light and therefore their
heat in a much higher degree; these are
called variable stars. Some of thorn are
known to change their light by all sorts
of gradations; some require almost as
much time for the change as our sun,
others become alternately bright aud
dim within a few hours; some have perfectly regular fluctuations, others flare
up and grow dark ngain without any
regularity; some vary but. little in magnitude, others mny pass from absolute
invisibility to the greatest brightness,
and then vanish again into the night of
the universe.
In the same manner, after many fluctuations of this character, our sun will
some time have lost all its light and
heat. But long before this shall have
happened, the last glow will have become extinguished in the earth's interior, and with it all life on this dark littlo
star which has b
the secret of their original pi
:i g It to tin-
choice  Crimes
outside till he
i i.. I j that the
able t.i Sbereinetieff.
Now. it so chanced that he found his
master surrodnded  hy  a  large  number
'\o( guests who had been bid.leu to break
fast,   'lie- Count was engaged in herat
ling his butler for negligence tee provide
oysters  for Hie  breakfast.    The-  butler
HIS is   prepared   in   the  following
manner:   Take any kind of paper,!too, are- t,e annoy me!
ml lightly prime n with glue, or[peatering  appeals  for
no oysters
contended   that
in the market.
It was nt this jiinctuie- that tin
caught sight of his banker serf.
"So,"   lu-  angrily  exclaimed,  '•you,
And  with your
liberation!     i-s't
ther le'iieling medium adapted for uie tell you that your errand will pro*
the purpose, mixed with a finely powder ll fruitless one!    Bui stay!    I '11 release
eel   inorganic  Bubstance,  such   us   zinc you on  one condition—anel one only
while, chalk, linn',  heavy spat,  etc, ns  that you get me son ystcrs for break
well as with the coher chosen tor the pa fust! "
per.   Then coat tho paper treated in this Shalounine   bowed   low  nud   I. ft   the
manner with water glass mixed  with a room.     When   he  returned  lo-  laid  the
j small quantity of magnesia, or dip it  in j barrel of oysters ut his muster's feel,
the  mixture and   allow   it   to  dry  let Whereupon   the   Count,   true,   to   his
about   ten   clays   at   a   temperature   of word, called for pen anel paper, and in
■ leg.    P.      SUCI
or   drawn    upou
lorcd pencil, cray
,  and lithographic
entirely  washed
paper   en
with    p
Vim.   e-ha
ic  chalk,
lear   agaii
e|siaiiu\ w.eeie  mt ii declaration of eman
I.  cipation   making  the  s.-rf  a   free   man.
I, j Then   the   former  master,  with   a   auest
d [gracious air, added.
twenty tunes or more with a w
school nil
It makes a gee
tes, etc.
my clear Shalounine, will
Bpongolyou lee so i: I as t,, fav.ir us with veiur
any      essential  company at breakfast?"
I substitute for!
rpo prepare w:
_L     low  beesw
powder, cut pure yel
r DNG HAIRED   dogs
1 J   pick  up skin disoa
•   prone   I..
pick  up skin diseases, ami that is
into  very  thin  lanii.       why thoy should bo inspected with
inne. Spread the latter on a plate, j •■'''M"'-iicy. Our .logs ure paraded for
well protec-feel from dust, and leave.'.'■"■',"r " inspection' at least throe
tlu'iii for eight or ten davs at the e.rdin I"""" per week. 'Ihe wisdom of this
arv temperature of a room lill all m.eis | WI!H recently apparent when one had de-
Hire has dried off.    The older the wax,I}'«'**Ped ""Id eczema in the leg.   Had it
does iL dry, a Boincwhat
I bee
l.-rt fo
another week,
ihe moro rapidly ,...
longor  time,  therefore,   is  needed   for lm.VG h"P trouble right through the ken
fresh   wax.     Then   pulverize   an   equal "v.8:    rbero are many dressings, but for
weight of entirely dry rice starch in a  ,luly. attacks  ordinary  sulphur  can  be
oreelnin   grinding  dish   with   :i   rough .a1'P|H?(1 Wltl» safety, though care must be
of thi
og do
m  lick  too
i lu-  do
It  is  an   onormo
strong  dressings  to
is  extremely   porous,  and   much   injury
''-'in be done.   A friend of mine once had
;i mnn  to  look  after his pups, and, as
stake  to
dogs.     Tln-i
porcelain   grinding  disJi   with   :i
rubbing surface,  gradually  adding  th
wax chips.    ('are must  be taken  not  to
rub too rapidly or to press too hard while
rubbing.    Any portions adhering to thc
sides or to tin; pestle must be removed
with a sharp spatula.    All heal  must bo
avoided; the rubbing process is best per
formed  at   a  temperature  of  5U  to  001 thoy showed signs of skin complaint, the
dog. F.    Pass thc powder through a fine -inan  suggested   be should  use  his  own
It transpired that he
uple of ounces of st rong
tobacco, boiled this with soft soap, and
applied with frequency. It is unnecessary to say that the pups died. A post-
nun tt m » vnininntion clearly ind ieat ed
that they had suffered from nicotine
metal sieve and keep it iu a closed glnss  gimpJo   remedy
vessel   in  a   cool   place.
beon assigned to us as a 1t() be
At   the   last  extremity \aa ....
dwelling place,
there will  be an absolute failure of all I
the   clever   tricks   and    inventions   by j
which we were able to  impress nature]
into our sorvice in order to keep away
from  us.   for  a  time,  the  life-chilling
power   of   tho   increasing   inter stellar
cold, which is bound to grip us more and
more.   In a liko manner all those projective   devices   must   finally   become   exhausted which nature herself has invented for the wonderful organization of the
universe, to save her creatures as long
as possible from the fate of freezing to
death.    I have discussed this at greater
length in Ihe revised edition of my work
on '' Th
1JUOBABLV no nation in the world
pays so much attention to its dogs
as the British. Americans are,
however, most solicitous for thoir wel-
tare, and have in recent times paid the
highest prices for canine stock. In lid
gium and Holland I have often watcTfed
the pathetic, careworn appearance of tin
dogs compelled to drag heavy loads ot'
produce to market, their aspect comparing unfavorably with tbe perky look of
tho Ijondon coBtertnonger's little donkey
or Russian pony. In Africa the natives
use dogs solely as hunters, and never al
low them within friendly distance when
tracking small game, which the dogs
quickly capture if only slightly disabled
by a knobkorri. I have often endeavored to make friends with these dogs, only
received with snarls. One might
1 seek to make chums with hyenas.
r'piIKV    had    been    discussing    Aaron
FELLOW member of one of the
Essex dog clubs once went coursing about forty miles from home,
but, wanting a dog for other purposes,
he wired for a half-bred to be sent him.
The dog duly arrived by train, and, having been out lor a day's sport, temporarily lost his master. It transpired that
the dog hung about the stable or bam
where his master had last been seen fur
some time, and then disappeared. When
his owner at length reached home (hav
rooms. Wo should walk in woods of
trees made of polished, many-veined
agate, and bearing leaves of silver stud
gold. The flowers at our feet would be
rubies, sapphires, and topazes, and all
the wonders with which our childhood's
fancy adorned the fairy gardens, could
there become a reality.
Tit ere still remains one doubt, however. Shall we not have to starve amid
all this splendor? Up on the surface of
the earth it has become cold and dark.
But no plant can grow without light,
and indeed they cannot do without sunlight. No artificial light bas so far been
able to take the place of the sun. All
animals, and ultimately the human race,
live on plants directly or indirectly.
Tho conversion of mineral substances,
water and air into edible products could
hitherto be effected only by tho plant
organism in its microscopic retorts. This
is another undiscovered secret.
But whenever diro need arose the
saving discovery was made. At. present
we arc still able to have the plants cook
our food in sunlight, and this fortunate
condition is likely to continue for quite
some time. Still our shrewdest investigators have long ago begun attempts to
make "organic substances," and ultimately bread, from stones or at least
from air and water with a little bit of
earth added. Some huccchh has been
achieved already. I'lifortunately, every
one of tho organic substances so far produced in the chemical laboratory has no
nutritive value whatever. We have
been able to reproduce artificially tbe
perfumes of flowers, for instance the
sweet fragrance of the violet, which
certainly is one of nature's masterpieces, and also many dyestuffs which
heretofore could lie derived from plants
only. So far. however, there is among
these artificial products none of any use
to our stomachs. But all this will be
achieved some time, and then we shall
not need tbe sun at all, and it may go
out if it wishes.
But will this ever occur? Can the sun
ever lose its immense power? A calculation has been mudo showing that the sun
is like a furnace capable of heating an
engine that could everv second lift a
load of 30 billion tons (of 2,000 kilogrammes each) a distance of one kilometer. Let tho engineers figure what
thoy could do with this, whereas at present they allow all this energy to go to
waste. With nn infinitesimal portion of
this energy the sun sets in motion tlie
machinery of our atmosphere which
raises the water from the sea to the
clouds and feeds our waterfalls. With
small tappings of this water, such as
those diverted at Niagara Kails, we light
entire cities. This furnace, as could lie
determined with reasonable certainty,
has a surface temperature of nbout 6,-
000 deg. ('. In its interior the sun must
harbor temperatures of perhaps hundreds of thousands of degrees. And
from   this  sun   then-   might   be   formed
End of the World,'' published iing  coverod   fortv   miU,s   by   tr!lin)i   h
in tho "Kosmos     series. i fmim| his half-bred .log waiting f
But   only    each    particular   world   or! ,lt ^|)e ,,atc.
world system, as an  individuality, can |
perish.    Everything must die  in  order
to make room for the birth of something
better.    The end of a world is followed
by  a  new creation.    There  is an eMpr-
is an
lasting cycle of life and death, back to
new life.—Translated from Die Garten-
WHEN a man invariably has money
in tho bank, and is respectable
and respected, has .graduated at
Harvard, has a decorous wife and children, has never been carried away by
any passion or enthusiasm, knows the
right people, and conforms strictly to
the customs of good society; and when
this sort of thing has been going on for,
perhaps, two or three generations, then
there is apt to creep into the blood a
coldness that would chill the heart of a
bronze statue. Such persons are really
degenerates of their peculiar kind, and
need to be saved, perhaps by desperate
measures. Let them olopo with the cook;
let them got religion of a violent Meth
odistie, or of nn intense Ritualistic, kind
(tho two have much in common); or if
they cannot do that, let thom get a dog.
give him the run of the house, love him
and spoil him, and so, by the blessing
of Providence, their salvation miiv be
G I li'A I'TK is an  ungainly creature
Oven at home, and when bo is
wrested from his native soil and
put up iu the narrow confines of captiv-
j ity his extraordinary length of limb and
neck is very much in the way. It is
said (hat there is one order that animal
collectors never like to fill- that for a
1 live giraffe.
Lions, tigers, ami pythons are ens*.
to capture compared with the giraffe.
That long teggou, long necked boast can
see, smell, and hear n hunter miles away.
Pitfalls are worse than useless, for a
giraffo would be certain to break its legs
or neck if it tumbled into one. A trap
strong enough to hold the powerful crea
ture would crush its delicate legs like
pipe stems.
There is but. cue way to take a giraffe
alive, and that, way is hard and tedious
Giraffes must be Burroundcd by drivers i
and chased until thoy briny up, weary
and helpless, in a bamboo enclosure.    It j
means   a   drive   of   many   miles   lasting]
many days, for if they were driven into
the p.*n in their first rush of terror they
would dash  in  headlong and  kill thom
When thi' giraffo is penned tin' work
is only begun. The next great difficulty
to overcome is the five hundred miles or
more of wilderness to (lie nearest sea
port. Men have tried to transport the
RECONSTRUCTING THE VENUS DEJ^rent brutes by driving them, but the
MILO j risk  of accident is too great.    The best
>I3ARS0NJS   Magazine   profoiaos   to method is to pen tlie giraffe in a bam-
trouble with
seemed to me to be that he was wr
up in  himself," said Jefferson.
"Well," retorted Hamilton, "why
shnuldn "t an old chestnut like that be
wrapped u\> in a Burr?"
It- was after hearing this remark that
Burr once more challenged the groat
Federalist to another mortal combat.
/\l'Kl-:\   ELIZABETH   had   remarked
" >•*     that  Raleigh was a charming man,
but   that   after  all   the   beau   ideal
among  men  was  Henry the  Eighth.
"lie was a dandy." she observed with
;*l should hardly call him a dandy,"
said Anne Bolcyn, walking to a mirror
to see if her head was on straight. " lie
struck me as being nothing more than
a rather stout lady killer. "
J7PICTETUS   had   listened   patiently
Jj     for   hours   to    the    complaints  of
Brigham Young on the subject of
mat rimoiiy.
"My chief reason for marrying so
often," the bitter remarked, "was merely a desire lu see if such a thiiifO as per
feet connubial bliss existed. ' If at. first
you don't succeed, try, try again,' was
my motto, and I found life very trying.
1 had thirty or forty mothers in law.
My milliners' bills ran a close second
to the national debt, and I never had a
good   Cook   in   Ihe  house   -not   once."
"Oh, well," smiled Kpictetus, "it
might have boon Worse. Suppose you
hnd forty wives with gowns that hooked
up at the back?"
A  Nature SitMy
brown Horse—all he can .wit
jus' some oats an' brenkfaa'
That don 't  have nny sugar on
Or anything to make um good.
'At'a w'y 1 sympathised wif him
An'   lion   he   reached   his   nose
Th' little  window  where he  is,
So's he could say his '' How do
mils' got all brushed
loo I"
X      have solved the riddle id' the miss
ing anus of the  Venus de  Milo.
A  Frenchman, M.  B.  de Sincay, who
says   that    probably    only    two   people
know at   present the truth of the whole
matter, sends full particulars as to the
| place  and   discovery   of   the   torso  and
! of tho arms, and of the real position of
the latter on the body.    M. Brest, who
presented the Venus to the Louvre, was
a relative of M. de Sincay's, ami it   is I
j his story of the  finding of  the statue,!
and of the circumstances in which  the
arms were discovered, which M. de Sin
| cay has now imparted to Pearson's Mag
It was in 1SLH) that a peasant who
j was at work digging in a field in Milo
j came across the torso. Nearly frighton
ed out of his wits, he called M. Brest to
come and see the thing. After careful
I scrutiny M. Brest realized that II was
'some antique masterpiece, ami he made
several drawings of it. He then inform
1 ed the French Ambassador nt Constan
tlnople of bis treasure trove, and begged
him to send at, once a ghlp from Athens
to convey the statue to Marseilles,
i Thence it was to be forwarded to Paris
land presented to the Museo du Louvre.
|Official red tape caused eighteen month
delay, during which time two attempts with home-fllcknc
i cage open nt the top, so that the,
head and shoulders can stick out. Then,
the cage is lashed to tfreat, bamboo poles
from twenty to thirty feet long, and as;
many natives as are necessary lift the
ends on their shoulders and give tho
queer beast a free ride tu th lean.
The problem of i ransportal ion does
not cease with the journey to the sea
port. The shipping of the giraffe and I Hi
the voyage are fraught with peril. The
giraffe's legs break very easily; if hoi
slips tlie fragile underpinnings double
under him and snap. In transferring
the animal from shore to ship his long,
helpless neck may become tangled in
the tackle or strike a spar, mast or
shroud, in which case good bve to tlie
The lc(_r« ate u<>\ the only fragile por j
funis of the giraffo anatomy.    Catching
a girnrTo, thcrcfnro, is not an easy pro
cess, but the reward is great.    If n collector succeed in bringing home alive a
\f I   specimen,   he   may   obtain   almost
any prtcc in reas.in. inasmuch as this
is the most costly wild animal of the
The giraffe is one of those beasts that
| frequently break their hearts in cap
tivlty.    They have been known to weep
\u' hi
I   guess  lo'  wears  his shoes  in  bed,
'Cause they 're all fast to him. you see,
VY Vn  i'a puts en t h ' Horse 's < In '< s
An' puli-*. th' straps an' buckles thro'
I   mun'   --tan    back    'cause   mv   Pa 'h
i If what   it  is his heels might  -Io.
W 'en   I  ast   I'a can 't   I drive  more
'Copt  .ins' a holdin ' on th ' ends,
My I'a he say, " that 's lost until
'lh'     Horse     an'     me     ^ets     better
friend--. "
I   'sped  th' Horse he thinks so too,
'I'uu-e   he  bobbed   up  an'  down  his
' \t 's   how   he  <:i\-   he  understands
'Bout over'thing my I'a has Bald.
Ie back an' forth;
n  to h ok  wif. too.
put  um right  down flat
Whip said what he inns' do.
s  'at he mus' wear
shutters to bis eyes,
his kind of spectacles
e-'rs can
lb- uses ut
A n ' w'y  i!
Th' I'ittl
They's jus
once he
en   Pa'8
So as to make him look
mure wise.
'en  my  I'a  ernes  in  th' store
oks   in
N 'en w '
He Iooks in an inquiring way
Righl   'round an' asts mc does F know
How long my Ba  is goin' to stay;
An ' after     I'a  lie let  me give
Him  lots o' sugar, in a lump;
But   w'en   hiH   mouf   hunts    'round   *nv
At 's w'v it
ade me jump.
is.'  he 's  real glad
Mv  Pa   isl   biffed.
I   didn't  jerk  mv  hand   right     way—
That's  how   he  know;   I'm  goin'  to  be
A   lion tamer. Bome  fine day.
Marie Louise Tompkins THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
After tin;  Lenton  fust,
* I Woman's    Auxiliary    to
| Church di' Em
* <
* pretty strongly
.•Hid, came out
nnd  the  grand
lumbermen optimisticM-^f* ««» ^™*y [nr^C0TertiT^^t0
  Greenwood. Much criticism was applied to
ring Sui
We arc now ready
with a larger and bet-
ter stock than wc have
ever shown before of
grade  spring
or men
Semi-Ready   Campbell's
Spring       j Spring
Suits Suits
$18.00 j $15.00
Nifty Spring Hats and Caps
In Derbys and Soft Felts.    In Stetson, Bat-
tersby and Egerton makes.
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
;•■*■•:••:••;■■:••>•:••>•:•«■•>•■••} ********************** * ********************
Tho seats for 1
have ,irrived.
C. II. Dunlin
Friday in (Intnli
Betittie  Mills
mi :i business t ri
Thirteen inor
were started up lusl  Saturday, would il hav<
Miss Eva [ngrum, of  Fernie, been present.
is visiting Miss Lillian Cameron, j    The   Hosmer
Lewis   Stoekett   left  Sunday
evening for Bankhead, Alberta.
W. II.  Dickson,  of Coleman,
Miss Eileen Maguire supported by Waller McRaye and Miss
Lucy Webling, will appear in
llosmer on Tuesday, April 5th.
.Miss Mennie, who has heen
i In- guesl nl Mr. and Mrs. -A.
Mills fur ihe past two months,
left Wednesday fur Fergus. Out.
F. (i. Armstrong uf Michel
was   in   town   Sunday,   F.   (J.
li   yestcrdaj
to Spokane.
.like   ovens thinks Hosmer is crazy.
The East Kootenay Telephone
Co. have installed au local exchange at Michel.
Miss .1. Smith has arrived
from Granum, Alberta and will
take up her former position in
the postoffice to-morrow. Miss
Marlatt having resigned the
position on account of ill health.
The second annual ball under
ball held in the opera house
was a signal success. The hall
was gaily decorated with bunting and profusion with which
Easter lilies were used in the
decorative effect were enough
for tilt- time being to make
peoplts forget llosmer with
gumbo effects. The music furnished by the  llosmer  Orches-
V   | * IT*
f tra was unusually good. Light
* refreshments were served and
the gay gathering did not disperse until the "we sum" hours.
Our poor human race has
had it hard enough. Man goes
forth assaulted all through life.
Indeed, the attack begins in
infancy, and the cradle is bombarded with croups, and scarlet
levers and whooping coughs,
and the cradle that survives is
in some respects like the ark
of bulrushes in which the infant Moses rode forth out tinning the crocodiles. But because he has survived the infantile disease, let not the man
think he is to escape further
assault. Pneumonia takes after bis lungs, and diphtheria
after his throat, and ophthalmia after his eyes, and rheumatism alter his muscles, and
neuralgia after his nerves, and
toothache after his jaws, and
dea fness after his ears; and all
his life a man must be on his
guard, or positively in battle,
against physical ailments.
Fernie Aldermen Resign
L. E. McDonald of Fernie has
resigned from the position of
city alderman to which he was
so recently re-elected by the
largest.vote of any candidate,
except that given to Pat Kennedy.
Mr. McDonald served with
eminent ability during the last
year and is looked upon as a
most careful and willing servant of the public, and some
surprise was expressed when it
was learned that the mayor
had not assigned him to any of
the most important committees.
Mr. McDonald stated that he
took the action of the mayor as
being a notice to tpiite which
he took at its value handed in
his resignation. This action
makes another election in Fernie to fill the vacancy necessary,
Fred ,1. Bossom, a traveller, the Dun and Bradstreet Corn-
was lined $50 for vending his merc.ial reports; E. J. Madigan
wares in Trail. 'remarking, in his address,  that
.Several matters of great im-l    Dr. Martin is tbe demonstrate the two  were really allied importance   were   discussed   and or at the Great Northern  hotel terests, and working   hand in
Nelson Convention Predicts That This
Will Be Record Year for Lumber
Fire Brigade
will give a smoker at the opera
house, Saturday evening, April
spent a lew days in town last
Over l"'il tons .il coke is being
produced daily ai the coke
Miss Mary McDonald was
visiting  friends   lust   week  in
Fred McDonald was in town
Sunday, Hosmer makes Freds
eyes sore.
Miss Monica L'bildo, of Calgary, is visiting at   the 1 ii'  of
Mrs. C B, Winter.
Don't I'oigi't tic smokor at
the opera house, Saturday
evening, April 2nd.
Mr. anil Mrs, .1. S. Wallace, of
Cranbrook, spenl Easter Mon-
day ia I tosiner \ i-ii ing I rionds,
Mrs. McMcekin hold a very
successful millinery opening in
Frank lasl Friday and Saturday.
Miss Inez Marlatt will start
a kiiiilergarilen school next
Monday over the Mathieson
A. A. Davis, our efficient
school teacher, is at tending t be
Teachers' Convention at Nelson
this week,
Mr. and Mrs. I'. Ceniulini left
Monday fur Whitelish, Mont.,
where t Icy i111(■ n<I tu   reside   in
I hi' till ure.
What'the auspices uf North Star
heen if he had . Lodge No. II, Knights of Pythias, will be held in the Hosmer
opera house, Friday evening,
April 22nd. Tickets 151.50, ladies free.
Dr. ('. P. Higgins has called
a meeting to be held in the
vacant building next door to
the Pacific hotel on Sunday,
April 3rd al 2 o'clock. The meeting is called for the purpose of
deciding the $1.50 doctor's fee.
You are all heartily invited
to attend the service in the
Methodist church on next Sunday night at 7:li() p. in. conducted by Rev. It. W. Lee. The
subject will be "What is a
Man?" Mrs. .1. H. Lee will sing
the solo, "Oh Best in the Lord."
The last   week  of  the   bread
A. i baking competition at A. Math-
i ieson's brought out sixteen competitors    with    samples     that
would make  a   baker  envious.
i Mrs. Bruce won lirst prize, Mrs.
11). Bodtic second and  Mrs. R. ,1.
Conn third.   This ends the competition.
Our own Bill Murphy had an
exciting time on Saturday.
Bill took tin? owners of the
The Woman's Auxihaiy wish
lu thank the many gentlemen
wbu -u kindly tendered their
services and helped tu make the
Easter dance a success.
Remember Ireland's sweetest
singer. Miss Eileen Maguire and
her company ;tt the opera house
on Tuesday evening. April 5th.
Reserved seats at the drug
The regular monthly meeting
of  the   Ladies'   Aid  Society  of
the    Presbyterian   church   will
be held on Thursday,  April 7th j
al    the    residence    of   Mr>
Mai hieson.
Yorkie Cox is lost to us.
Yorkie left last Saturday for
(bill Lake. Sask,, where hi* will
meel his brother-in-law, Wm,
liurliiigame. Their hoinesteds
are togelher in that vicinity.
dealt wiih at the general meeting of the Mountain Lumber
Manufacturers' association just
over at Nelson.
The one to which greatest interest attaches l/erhaps was a
decision to adopt the Mississippi
valley rules in the grading of
the better classes of the pine
lumber. The object of this is
to get a better classification uf
grades in this particular kind
of lumber. The meeting also
endorsed the "odd lengths" resolution adopted at the convention of the Western Canada
Lumbermen held at Vancouver
a few months ago.
Among other matters taken
up were labor conditions, the
position to he taken before the
lire insurance commission when
it sits in Nelson, in regard to
fire insurance matters, and recent legislation at Victoria particularly that relating to the
tenure of special licenses, the
extension of time granted by
the government being heartily
approved. One of the features
of the gathering was the spirit
of optimism which prevailed,
all the manufacturers present
agreeing that this promised to
be a record year for the lumber
industry in this part of the
aily capacity of 25,000. i*
(1. Broderirk of  Creston   has; i
English Church Vestry Meeting
The English church vestry
meeting was held in the opera
house immediately after evening prayer on Easter day. The
Rev. xV. B. N. Crowther (curate
in charge) being in the chair.
C. B. Winter and F. W. Fewton
remain church wardens for the
ensuing year, the stall'of church
officers being strengthened by
the election of P. Warr as sidesman.
The accounts were found to
be in a satisfactory condition,
a rise of stipend being guaranteed. This latter item was
evidently very pleasant to the
chairman, who expressed himself as highly gratified.
The formation of a choir was
discussed and the chairman recommended a choir practice or
service of song on the two (Sunday evenings when he himself
was absent from Hosmer and
for which no provision was
It was stated that the sum of
$00 had been raised by Lenton
self-denial offerings towards
the building of a church at some
future date.
The   following   motion    was
.         -ni                   i         ■■•■ i  .ironosei    and carried!       I hat
A smoker will be given under;                                             o*     i , ■             ,■         ,              *   i       •.!
....     ..             ...      exciting    time    on    Saturday, this   meeting   has   noted   with
tho auspices of the Hosmer Fire ...„ , B.    ,.                      ..     ■ .     "     ,,          .       ,,
,,.,,,,,                .       Bill took   tin?   owners  ot   the satisfaction the formation ot a
Brigade,     Saturday      evening.                     .                                        .
.    °.,   ,   ,      .                           • ,    Chinese  joint    down   the   lull parochial branch  of the  Koot-
Apnl 2nd.   A program consist- ,                  ,                ..   . . '                                 ..
. '       „           i       i •    i             (i   into a comedv   turn  with   him. enav   Diocesan    Auxiliary  and
ing of vocal and instrumental                       • ,     .        .         , ,  ,        .,    ,      ,                ...
7    .         ,         ,                         ,  Sam Suev was nt long  in  mak- pledges   its  loyal   cooperation
selections has   been arranged  .        . . *                  ° ...      .. ,            .,,
,                ,    ..                            ,    mg  things pretty  exciting  tor and support.
and   a  good   tune   is   assured.     .*"•     „T?„.             ,   ,   .          ,, „„    ,      , ,,. ,          c  ,,       ,.
.,.."__,,                            , Bill.    A\ ilhaiii   not  being   able The Lord Bishop of  the  dio-
Ailiiiissicin 75 cents,                                    .   .                       ,,        -, .     ,„    ,,        T ,      T->   ,
j to stand the pressure collapsed, cese, the   Rt.   Rev.  John  Dart,
Miss Eileen Maguire. Ireland's I whereupon    Dr.   Higgins  was I). I)., of New Westminster, will
'I n of sung: Miss Liny \\ ebl-j c.nllecl, who demanded to  know come into this district on May
ing,  an  actress  of  distinction,  w|,.lt   n]nvi,   |le   had   been   to. 20th and  hold confirmation at
and Walter McRaye, tbe well- When it developed that Bill Elko aud Michel. Candidates
known entertainer are the \iiU\ patronized the Chinese j from llosmer and Fernie will
artists wbu will   appear   in   the
good   shav
Pete's Burl
Liver T
Id. reliable Pete  for tt   llosmer opera house next Tues- tne chink wh
u  was  ilnlv   unci
,   hair-cut   or
r Shop.
I'luin's  Stomnel
el- are safe, su
id have be
April.   5th,   under
if   the    Hosmer
by   thousani
have  been   i
through    their   gollti
curative    properl ies,
Kith, (lay eveuinej
lit!  the   auspice
,   and Orchestra.
re and     Chamberlain's Stomach   and
irai-eil  Liver Tablets invariably  bring
uf  women   who relief to women suffering  from
tored   to   health  chronic constipation, headache.
aid   am
joint. Constable  Aston arrested j
$50 for
iiio/e   wil bout a
ie confirmed at Elko, where it
is expected a church will be
built this year.
1 biliousness, dizziness, sallowness
by ! of the .--kin and dyspepsia.
Are   you frequently   hoarse?
.....        , |    ,    . ,      . Do   vou   have   that   annoying
Medicines that aid nature are     .,,'., , ,,,     ..
always most successful. Cham- tickling in your throat,-1 Dues
berlaiu's Cough Remedy ads your cough annoy you at night,
on this plan. It loosens the and do you raise mucus in the
cough, relieves the lungs, opens I mon,j„^>    1),, you want   relief?
If   so,  take  Cliamlaiu's   Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
A gun club has been formed
at Coleman.
A football club was organized
at Michel last week.
Over 180 men are now employed in the Blairmore mine.
Mr. Peltier will start making
brick at Blairmore next week.
The new Catholic, church in
Prince Rupert will cost $5,000.
The St. Eugene payroll in
Moyie last month was $30,000.
The halibut close season will
not be enforced this year in
B. C.
A branch of the bank of B.
N. A., will be opened in Prince
bar at Michel. hand,   that   neither   furnished
EL W. Schorlemmer, of Ross- information to which it was
land, has invented and patented not driven, and that the reports
a rock drill chuck. I of both were obsolete and  un
it is reported Portland cem- reliable. A specific instance
ment will soon be* manufactur-, cited was that of A. W. Cooper,
ed near Princeton. Nutana,   a   fraudulent   debtor,
Fred Robertson, of Piuchw* who had been rated at $115,000
Creek, will start a new livery! on the report of one of these
stable at Blairmore. commercial agencies.
Culliton Bros, are erecting a, "j
sawmill at   Loon   Lake   with   a   ************************** J\
started to drive 70(1.000  feet  of* Mva. Louisa Pitblado
logs down the Goal river. j£    ■   >     ■
The Western Canadian Col-1
lories are removing their tipple
from Bellevue to Blairmoro.
11. S. Wallace will close his
stores in Trail and Rossland
and will move to Prince Rupert
John Hooper, formerly proprietor of the Allen House,
Rossland, is now living in Vancouver.
Dr. B. F. Boyce has been appointed police and small debts
magistrate for the Kelowna
Bob llorrell. the well known
tailor of the Boundry country,
has moved from Phoenix to
The general meeting of the
western branch of the Canadian
Mining Institute will be held
in Grand Forks in May.
The C. P. R. will expend .$100,-
000 or more on track repairs
and improvements on their line
from Eholt to Greenwood.
The city of Trail has closed a
contract with the Doukhobors
for 10,000 feet of cedar to be
used for cribbing Trail creek.
j      Showing
| ~tf-
\ Ladies Spring
i Underwear and
i        Waists
j Cull mill inspect them X
I Royal Hotel Block Hosmer I
Italian Storey
Cusano & Jioia, Prop*.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccos and
Front Street Hosmer, B. C. I
Rubber Stamps at the Times
Strong Criticism of Commercial Agencies
The credit men of seventy of
Winnipeg's largest wholesale
houses attending the banquet
given last week at the Commercial club by Messrs. Kent &
Slater of the Winnipeg Job-1|
hers' Credit Clearing House,
Ltd. Live topics discussed at
j the meeting  were  the   frandii-
A Carbutt School
education is better
than teaching school
at $600 a year.   Our
graduates, 16 or 17
years old, get $720,
or 900 a year—and
there is no limit.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.   The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
Agitation hi
started  lent debtor, the  Bulk Sales
Is Always Up-To-Date
and Absolutely Clean
Our stock is replete with the cleanest
and freshest staple and fancy groceries
Goodwillies Bottled Fruits
Wagstaff s Jams and Jellies
Cross C& Blackwell's Pickles
Griffin's Hams, Bacon and Lard
Our store will be close every evening
at   7:30   during   the summer months
the secretions anil
ill    restoring   the
heal! liv condition.
aids   nature
"Vstem   to   a
Sold  by   all
iv all druggists
Sold bv all druggists.
We are the sole agents for this Flour in Hosmer
Main Street Hosmer, b. C.
*i ia
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