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The Times
Thc Times
Volume III.
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Coal Hods
No. 11  $ 7.95
No. 13    10.75
No. 15    12.50
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Fire Shovels
Stove Boards
Flue Stoppers
No. 17    16.75
Rings and
Hardware Furniture
Democrats Land Big Plums.
Chicago, Nov. 9. The Democrats have gained forty seats in
the National House of Representatives, assuring them not
only control, but also a substantial majority. The Democratic gross gain however is reduced to a net gain of thirty
seven by three republican gains.
In order to gain control of the
house it was necessary for the
Democrats to elect twenty four
new members. Assuming the
part}- will retain its representation in States not yet heard
from, it is apparent the Democrats bave thirteen members in
excess of thc twenty four necessary to give them control.
Democratic governors were
elected in Alabama and South
Carolina, New York, where
Dix won by over a hundred
thousand, over Roosevelt's
nominee, New Jersey and Ohio,
where Governor Harmon was
re-elected. Returns from other
localities of the middle and far
west are not yet conclusive.
Lowery's Upper Stope
Xmas Presents
It in now nwii'inf*- the time when you will be needing the above
mentioned. We ure now showing some lines that have just arrived,
and when our shipments all arrive we will have the largest and best
assortment of Christmas presents ever shown in Hosmer. And the
prices are right (rock bottom). We invite you to call and look them
over before buying your wants.
Wc have a large store and every space will be filled up as we have
bought heavy.
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Staple and Fancy Groceries
New Goods  Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Gabara Block
Hosmer, B. C.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you  call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals   in  the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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\   Queen's Hotel   j
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J Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week *
J                     Opposite C. P. R. depot, Hosmer, B. G. *
Big Free Moving Picture Show
Where is Fort George ?
That it will be some time before tbo Grand Trunk Pacific
will be ina position to announce
the location of the townsite of
Fort George, is the statement
of C. Wisedein, chief clerk of
the land department of the railway company, who was in Edmonton a few days ago ou business in connection with the
townsite property at Edson.
"It all depends upon whether
we secure the Indian reserve at
Fort George. If we do not secure this property it is altogether likely that we will
have to move our townsite
away from there altogether.
Tliere has been nothing definitely settled yet regarding that
townsite," he said. "It seems
to me," continued Mr. Wisedein,
"that the government of the
country should take stops to
put a stop to the undue speculation in townsite subdivisions
that is going off. Tliere is nothing to warrant tbe indiscriminate sale of subdivision property around our townsitcs that
has been taking place."
Bad Wreck on Great Northern.
Spokane, Nov. 6.—Eight are
known to be dead and four are
injured as a result of a freight
wreck on the Great Northern
near Ohatteroy, Wash., today.
Tlie wreck was the result of a
head on collision on a sharp
curve between highly loaded
trains running at high speed.
Nineteen cars caught fire and
three trainmen were burned to
death. The dead are members
of the train crew and three
tramps. Traffic on the main
liue will be blocked probably
until tomorrow night.
Conservatives Elect Delegates.
Cranbrook, Nov. S.—At a
meeting of the Cranbrook District Conservative association
the following delegates were
elected to represent the Cranbrook riding in Nelson on November 17: A. 15. Fenwick, Otis
Staples, A. 1']. Watts, F. J.
Smyth. V.A. Rollins, A. B.Grtiu,
D. J. Elmer, A. .1. Belmont, G.
II. Thompson, John Reed. Alternates: I). .1. Johnson, E. A.
Hill, T. Sowerbutts, Dr. Hut-
ledge, II. L. Parker, J. 15. I la
W. II. Stewart, A.Doyle. J.
McBride, J. A. .McDonald.
FROM 8:30
to 11 p. m.  |
N(-w featui'o Alius each week under the operation e>f .leu' Kuklo        "J)
"Ole Olsen" Collector.
Ole Olson, who is coming to
town Tuesday, tells a good
A merchant   in  a  Wisconsin
town who had a Swedish clerk
sent bim  out  to ilo some col-!
lecting.       When he   returned
from an unsiiccesful trip he  re- j
Yim Yonson say him vill pay
ven he sells  him   bogs.       Ole!
Olson he vill pay  ven   him  sell j
hiin wheat, and  Pill   Pack  say I
him vill pay in Yanuary,"
"Well," s.-iid tb,.   boss,   "that's1
the first   time   Hill  ever set   a
date to pay.     Did hie really say
he would pay in January?'
"VolI, aye tank so."  said  the ;
clerk.    "Him say it ban   a   dam
cold    day    ven    you    got   that
money.       Aye tank that ban in
Yanuary." |
Lime   is   being
Stuart Lake.
Richard Hall is building a
$12,000 residence in Victoria.
The Canadian Express. Co.
will establish a branch in Stewart.
Trout Lake City is becoming
celebrated as a rest cure resort.
Louis Barrett has sold bis
restaurant in Merritt to F. Iver-
The average daily shipment
of milk from Langley is 1,000
The B. C. legislature will resume active operations upon
January 11.
The C. P. R. will build a
scenic railway from Ban IT to
The C. P. li. is laying heavy
steel rails between Trail and
More money is needed to
complete the power plant at
Around Chilliwack the potato
crop i.s expected to average 15
tons to the acre.
M. J. Heney, the well -known
railway contractor died in
'Frisco last month.
A movement, i.s on foot to
build an ice curling and skating
rink in Vancouver.
So far this year New Westminster has had 70 fires. There
were 85 last year.
Thero were $2,000 worth of
pure blooded poultry exhibited
at the Ciiesaw fair.
This year the ranchers in the
Yakima valley shipped 3,500
carloads of apples.
From May 10 to September
."50 the city of Prince Rupert ex-
ponded $60,177.98.
There are about 15,000 op ium
victims in Canada, most of
whom live in the west.
St. Paul has the lowest death
rate in tbo United States and
New Orleans the highest.
Owing to tho high price of
milk tho cheese factory at
Jardine has closed down.
This week the prizes given at
the National Apple Show in
Vancouver amount to $25,000.
Bob Stevenson the veteran
prospector is in tho hospital at
Hedley, suffering from a carbuncle.
Mayor Stork, George R.
Naden and other liberals have
bought a newspaper in Prince
Potatoes weighing from
three to four pounds are not
uncommon to the farmers
around Kerenieos.
About 200 places, including
four cities, will vote upon local
option in Saskatchewan, upon
December 15.
During the past -10 .years the
Vancouver Island mines have
produced $00,000,000 worth of
At its works in Ladysmith,
the Tyee Copper Co. propose to
build the first copper refining
plant in Canada.
The owners of the Monarch
mine, near Field, propose to
erect a 50 ton concentrator and
a /.ine separating plant.
An effort is being made in
Armstrong to form a company
for the purpose of building a
skating rink. The shares are
$5 each.
A company has been formed
j*, ! to work some mica mines in the
Big  Bend country.        Mica is
wort b from $500 a ton upwards.
Although the ore is lowgrade
in the Portland Canal  district,
| tbo     provincial      mineralogist
thinks  that  it  will  become   a
permanent camp,
M. Tebo and M. Carlin have
bonded a group of mineral
claims in the center of Vancouver Island to a Vancouver company for $75,000.
During tin' past two years
an organized gang of sluice box
robbers have stolen $1.50,000
worth ol' gold dust from the
Pioneer Mining Co., of Nome,
Jim May is 7S years old and
has mined in the Ominecn
country for 10 years. Last'
year Jim and his two partners
took out $12,000 in course gold
from their placer claims on
Tom Creek.
Twelve Killed in Mine Explosion.
Two explosions occurred
within a few minutes of each
l* j other Sunday morning and resulted in the death of twelve
men in the Lawson mine at
Black Diamond, thirty miles
south of Seattle. Seven men
going down one shaft and five
coming up were caught between
the first and sixth levels, and
all perished. Natural gas combustion is assigned as the cause.
All the men were foreigners.
The force of the explosions
was terriflic, showers of earth,
timbers and bits of clothing
being blown from the slope of
the mine. Timbers 12 inches
thick and eight feet long were
blown about half a mile. A big
section of steam pipe was blown
a similar distance and sank fit-
teen feet in the ground, As
soon as the extent of the disaster was known rescue parties
went to search for any who
might bo alive. As far as
known the twelve men in the
tram cars were the only ones in
the mine at tlie time of the explosions.
Soon after the explosion the
mine began to cave in, indicating that all the supports had
been blown out and the tunnels
were wrecked. It is doubtful if
the mine will bc reopened. The
damage is estimated at $250,000
Dress Goods f
Dress Goods!
Just received a fun- assortment in Twe
Mellon cloths in Navy unci Cardinal,
All weel Shepherd's plaid ut 80c, Sec
Plain Brown Panama special 18c.   ('
Cardinal special 'Vie'.
Velveteen plain colors ai mie.
•d effects Ml and .Vie* per yard
extra geind value at 00c vard
ete-li Tartan plaid at ejOc
erdeiieev Velveteen in Navy and
Opera House Block
Hosmer, B. C.
To Arrive Saturday Morning
Fresh Crisp Celery Hot House Lettuce
California Grapes Sweet Spuds
Citrons (the lost this season) Oranges, Bananas
Apples Lemons
Our Chocolates and Confectionery
are Always Fresh
Confectionery RED    COX
Ice Cream
City - cTWeat - Market
Choice line of Steaks, Chops, Roasts, Sausage, Butter,
Bacon, Bg£>'s, Lard, Etc., Fresh and Salt Fish.
Gabara Block
Near 0. P. H. depot
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: Real Estate Bargains:
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
tor rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
R. W
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. t
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ff you place an oi'der for Uuubei' with ub you have a righl tn expect well manufactui'ed anil evenly graded goods consisting of Boards,
Dimensions, Timbers, Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Finishing, Moulding
and Lath.
Our Planning .Mills are equipped witli modern wood-working
machinery and re-saws, All inquiries nre promptly answered, and
your inspection of our stork is solicited.
J The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd. J
J C. II. Bomford, Agenl Hosmer, B. C. J
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Capital All I
Ht. Hon
(established 1817)
aid Up $14,400,000
*t 812,000,000
Big Lumber Concern.
Thc Riverside Lumber company, of Calgary, the South
Alberta Lumber company of
Lethbridge and the New Michel
sawmill company of A'ew .Michel
have amalgamated under the
firm name of Tho Riverside
Lumber company.
The new company is capitalized at $500,000, and will have
its head offieo in Calgary. In
addition to thc branch offices
and yards of the Riverside company, the yards of tho South
Alberta Lumber company at
Lethbridge, New Dayton, Mag-
rath and Diamond City, the
new company has acquired con-   ****************************************************
trai of   the   valuable   timber j} ^   _    ______   __,,_  __ „ ___   ___  *
limits  of  the  Michel    Sawmill
company on the Elk river.
The officers of the now company are : H. N. Screth, president; A. Sereth, general manager, and E. McLeod, Secretary
Bail For Deitz is Accepted.
Eau Claire, Wis., Nov. 7.—
Judge Wickham today accepted
bail in the sum of $40,000 for
John Dietz who achieved notoriety by defying the officers of
the law at Cameron Dam. Security was furnished by a Surety company in Illinois. John
Shulte, chairman of tho committee, which has been raising
a fund in Milwaukee for the defence of Deitz, has gone to
Hayward with the bond where
it will be filed. Shulte will remain there until the whole family is released.
Led Band When Victoria was Crowned.
Seattle, Nov. .S. Thomas
Cannei, who led tht; band in
the coronation of Quoen Victoria, died here yesterday aged
ninety six, leaving eighty nine
decendents, including seven
great great grandchildren, lie
was born on the Isle of Man
and crossed tlie plains on foot
and settled in Utah in 1808.
Buffalo Hunt is Off
Calgary, Nov, eS. -The bulla In
hunt in Montana was definitely
declared off owing to tine United States game regulations aud
a big effort is now being made
to corral the outlaw buffalo and
bring them into Canada or kill
them at an early date.
To-Night at Opera House
"Along the Kennebec," a New
England play much in the same
vein as "Way Down East"  and
"The Old  Homestead," at   the
opera house on Thursday, Nov.
10th.   The play  ttikes  i'ts  title
from    Kennebec,    river   in   the'
northern part of  Maine,  along
the  romantic and  picturesque
banks of  whicli   the  action   of
the piece takes place. It is a
: complete scenic production and
said to lue one of the best   rural
'plays    produced      for     several
years.    Band find street  parade
tit   noon.       Reserved   seats  on
i sale at ('ampbell's.
Lord Strathcona and Mount
Hon. President.
R. B. Angus, Esq., President.
Sir Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice   President
Branches in British Columbia
G. C. M. G.
ami General
Armstrong, c :biUtwack,' 'leev
N'el-eeie. New lli'lever, Nicola,
Seiiimit'iiceiiii. Vancouver, Vi
dceli'. Endorbj-, Qroonwood, llosnie
.cu WoslminBtor, Ponticton, I'rii
non, Vtolorla.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of ?l nice! upward received. Intercut allowed eel em
half yearly. The depositor i- subject tee no delay whatever In i
wholoorany part of tho dopotdt.
Kelowna. M r
ttuport, It..- le
C. B. WINTER, Manager
el    ll.e.el
eer iii llu- withdrawn! eef'tlie
Hosmer Branch
i, Asselin
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F. II. Ingham X
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.!
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
P.. f*
HOSMER, ... * .   *
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Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Mali, Bohemian
'Hops ainl t he famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
BURN -.ii h farm uear Glencoe, On era' Association happened to be in an*
turio, about :i half-century ago.! mial meeting just then, at Crookston,
and swinging along a wide arc ocjand DuvidBon got lu touch with the
business activity in the States, the!bankers ami the Chamber of Commerce
'•Father nf the American Invasion" at Winnipeg, with the result that the
lias landed in liis own country once association ;is a body was invited to go
again, to stay. | up there with tho Colonel and bo enter-
It   is   impossible to over-estimate the  tained.     Thev   accepted,   and   filled   su
value   and   tai reaching   imnortance   ofimany nmre cars that  tin' train  had  to
the   gift   i "I I   Andrew   l».   Davidson run  from St. Paul to  Winnipeg in see.-
has   conferred    upon    Canada,   but    he  tions,    The upshot  was that about  five
the establishment of which—
and ils construction Colonel Davidson
had u lending share. He has today enormous   holdings   of   standing   timber.
j probably more than any other one man
1 in  ('anad.i.
Ili> first few years in the States were
hv  no  means eas\   going.    He went  to
! Wisconsin, and after a little, found himself in .Innesville. where there was a
school of telegraphy. It was there liis
career actually began, for ther
bent was given that shaped hi
quont activities. He at*
school,   which   wus
ended    tht
onducted  then,  af
.stands in this unusual attitude towards
it: thai while niiiote posterity will continue to enjoy its benefits and shall be
hundred bankers, from all over the mid
die western states, were given a day
ii* two of  Winnipeg's hospitality, and
hi   ter able   to  estimate   it   through   the then went west, still iu that special train
perspectivt   of time, he has full credit of three sections, to the place where the
for ii anion." the people uf the present, lauds were, in the Saskatchewan Valley.
Yet, like till nun who build for 'In1 un \.,t  u word was said to unv of them
born generations he has done the work
for it ts own sake, i-nhcviing the present
praise or blame of other men. With
total   unconsciousness  of sayiug  n   tine
about buying land. Thev were Colonel
Davidson's guests, out for enjoyment,
and none of the people who helped him
entertain   thom   was  permitted  to  talk
thing simply, 1<    stated this, himself, ai   business for u moment
.*. banquet given in his honor at Win
nipeg: '•Alter au ubsenc. of twenty*
fi, ■■ v irs.'' said he, (* 1 have conn bad
among mv  fellow-countrymen  lo devote
A. h. McRae, the Colonel's partner.
who, like him, wus a Glencoe boy and
who, younger* thun the Colonel, has also
attained to a prominent  pluce iu ('ana
the rest ol my life in assisting to settle dian offices, wus much disturbed about
and develop ny native country, and if what might happen to them in case nothin thc end il can be said Canada is bet iny should come of it. Colonel David*
ter off  because  I   have  lived, thou  my son told him not to worry, but to make
mission shull huve I n fulfilled." the party happy.   They spread out over
M takes *'i pietty big man to make ti the prairie and began to make dlscover-
., and lasting impression upon the ies for themselves. Those country bank
material affairs and the course of his en. knew bind when lhey saw it. a cor-
tory in twi great nations. Davidson has respondent ,,f the London Times was
■ ! ■ thin b\ sheei inborn force, aud uo tliere with ti camera. Ile began to be
adventitious     lids    whut ever.        Hare  enthusiastic   and   take   pictures,      The
han Is, stead\ eye*., the power to disci i n
a dniy and I ne instant readiness t*> du
it, made up In- capital when, in early
.od, be lirst faced thc world.
Now, in tli«' high noon of his years.
be i*. commander ot many greal interests, all of then operating i'or the good
of 1 housands nf people; and has al Iii3
cill whatever .esotirces may bt' neces
,-:ry to  ■: ything lie undertakes.
ibit   the  un,*  performance  by   which
i  name   will   Im-  carried   forward   w
\ tiukee newspapermen warmed up tn
tin' possibilities. The city bankers
promptly arrived a1 a belief that here
wus u groat big opening. Within two
or three days that excursion party wilh
out th.1 slightest solicitation, hud bought
180,00 i acres. "The Americ: n Invu
sion'' had taken tangible form.
The development and currying out of
the idea that originated in u chance remark ut the Union League Club lunch
con had cost tho partners $100,000, But
his promulgation of proofs of the fact by thc firsl month of the next yoar, it
thai tho Saskatchewan Valley woula hiid sold 1,250,000 acres of Canadian
grow abundantly the besi wheat in the laud to people from south of the lino,
world. . md the following summer saw thousands
'here is uo need  for going into that   of settlers moving in and  breaking for
their first crop in the north.        |
I'or the bankers trom the smaller
cities of Iowa. Wisconsin, .Minnesota,
and the Da'Uotas, who had gone in with
the party, became active und sincere
propagandists as soon ns they got back
in   their   homes,   and   did   not   hesitate
it .-till is. by Richard Valentine. They
remember hiin there. What Mr. Valentine hus to say about him now comes
rather near being an illuminative biography.
"I think it was in the fall of ISTii
that    Davidson   entered    the    Valentine
Uchool of telegraphy. He had worker]
in the Wisconsin pineries during the
winter, and although he had some eight
hundred dollars saved, he placed his
money in one of our banks, and* worked
out of school hours for his board. Unon
his graduation, I procured him a position
as agent and operator for the Green Bay
and Minnesota inilway at Blair. There
he put his eight hundred dollars at work
by loaning it, buying produce from the
[farmers, and so un. I think he was at
Blair about tour years, and then removed to Minneota', Minnesota. There
he ipene.l a general store, grain ami
lumber business, and later on a bank.
"In my opinion, the fact that he was
W'ilHng tl>  work  for his board  in order
| that his littb   nest cga of eight hundred
[dollars   would   not   be   encroached   on.
i tells thc wh.de ttory."
It lies, in a way, but something happened while he was at Blair thai tells
a little more. Thai wns the time when
ii  enme out  thut  he knew  how to pile
The president of the railway company
was a   line  type  of  the  sorl   that   ruled
tin-    ro
let    the
past hi
story now. It is well enough known.
and so is tlie other fact, that whon he
kad established the truth aboul S;is
katchewan ami tin- western plains, in
the face i-l' clamor to the contrary, he
-ct about .it once to utilize it by covering the land with farmers. It was an
undertaking  t..o   immensi    lor  uny   bull to   commend   to   their   friends  and   cus-
the largest and broadest kind of method
 the country wus so big.    He had lived
among lhe farmers of the middle west
era stales, and he knew the desire thai
wa.s growing up among them  tor mure
land.   It really was a daring conception
that lay at  the back of his invasion of
those  states  iu  search  of  settlers,  fori Yank
it   squarely   confronted   a   widespread that is
sentiment against changing lln^s, and .i      '-Like a circle in the watci
tomers a purchase that bad been
enough for their own money. The rest
was comparatively easy work, in the details of organizing a system of agencies
und sales. All America and most ol'
I'.'urop ■ knows what followed.
That, first memorable bunch of
talists   created    an   action
total misunderstanding of Cnnada, botii
its to climate nnd fertility. Bul he went
nt it wilh understanding, ami in uo
small way. lie created the first, and
•no n|' the greatest, of tho land-selling
organizations thai have canvassoi the
United States, and began to draw people
across the boundary by hundreds uud
then by thousands, It was tlm nearest
and best area <>f supply, and all his
immigrants tool; with lliem both money
and skill. At one time he had no less
fchan three thousand agents at work
spreading the news about Canada, and
•aseth   t.
Which   never
The number of farmers passing from
lhe States to the western plains has
risen with every year that has followed,
lu 1 DfM* they counted up to more than
00,000. It i's fairly sure that, this year
123,000 will come; possibly 150,000. So
that iu less than eight years that which
began with good-nutured chaffing aertiBS
a luncheon tabic has solidified into the
growth of a new nation.
"Heboid, how great a. matter a little
lire   kindlethl"    To   promote  a   nation
Selling  Canadian   lands.     Ilis  own   firs-. | js  tn  touch  the  apogee  of  business
purchase amounted to a million nm! a
hull- acres; and his first '' turn o. er"
was a million and a quarter acres, sold
in seven months—a time record in retail sales that stun Is as yet unbroken.
The wav this was done makes a story
ii itself. Davidson had dosed his purchase ami was on his way from Toronto
to Chicago, trying lo think out a. method
of oporation that would commend itself
to Yankee farmers with sufficient force
In ml them into Saskatchewan at once,
and in numbers,
To begin with, he had every confidence in ihe country nnd his own proposition, and knew full well the right
kind of men would make good for themselves, if only le could reach that kind
on a. scale broad enough lo create a
real movement.
That was early in June, 1902. While
a few hundred Yankee farmers had betaken themselves lo Canada iu the five
yrars last preceding, beginning with
forty seven iu ]s:»7, tliere was no organized system, either of attracting or
handling definite migration; ami Jie deliberately placed himself in a position
where such a thine- wus necessary, dust
bow it should be gone about was the
•^iie-dinn to be answered nt once.
The answer presented itself the next
day. i'i Chicago, ut a luncheon ia the
Union League club, where he sat ut
table with a half dozen friends, all of
them bankers. Someone spoke of his
having bought a bio; tract of bind ■•up
■orth," and (hen another asked why
hi** didn't let thent in on some of these
wood thine*-. ||e suiil he had no objection, bul he was not drumming for part-
lers. Then ihe first mnn suggested
their going up north with him and look
:■<.' around,
" All right, come along,'' said David
.-•n.   "1 'unit- us my guests, if you like.
• • .Vhen are vou going?
He hnd nut' thought uf thai, nor of
any Mo-h tiling us a party, but he answered at mice, ••hi, the fifteenth. I 'vo
a private car. with room enough in it.-'
They ull said il would be n great trip,
aid joked each other about going; then
thi* talk turned to other topics.
While thev chattered, a project wus
rapidly forming itself in Colonel David
Bin's  head.     Ile  said   ro.  more then, but
after lunch)   he walked  with  his  lirst
questioner over to ihe bund, and going
it with him. remarked:
" Il seome 1 like a .juke to those men,
that trip to Canada, Did you mean it
when yon said you  would like to gof"
He hadn't me'anl it, really, but inside
tire minutes he concluded il really
would md be -uch :i bad idea. Colonel
•avidson had ihe car, uml nothing
would suit him better tbun to take lhe
party with  him.
''At my expense, both ways." he put
His friend  concluded  to uo,
•'There's vour 'phone.'' said the Col
mel. "Calfup the others, und toll them
ji 'a an invitalion.
Within an hour all hud accepted-
aid a  few more.    One car would not  be
\ ent ion
And see how it happened: A casual
remark found lodgment in the mind of
a man alert enough to catch it, aud
strong enough to carry out, by instant
means, the purpose it gave rise to; aud
so, a new nation is growing up, in power
ami  prosperity.
The way the parts of that e.vcursion
plan dovetailed into caeli other may
look like remarkably adroit diplomacy,
since every part to it was put in too
attitude of conferring a handsome favor
upon others, without trouble or cost to
himself. Hut it was less adroit than
broad and simple, so that the end wus
reached by the shortest cut and all was
done fairly, in lhe open light. It took
a large-minded man, though, to seo it,
and to put it through.
Such men aie fashioned to much
honor, from their cradles. Davidson's
was a crude one, on lhe farm his father
had hewn from au Ontario forest, and
his earlier days were hard, and hardy, j
I'eople who knew him tell of his earn-'
estness nnd industry even ther., and the
promise he gave of future usefulness.
His old school teacher, Mrs. .Mary Cornell, carries a vivid memory of the time
when  he- was under her charge.
•■lie was u boy who always seemed to have a purpose in view iu whatever he. undertook," she says. "As a
student, be was very energetic and industrious, anxious to acquire knowledge
for himself rather than to excel others.
Had I never known of his subsequent
career, 1 would have the feeling that
he was lilling a man's place some*
Another of lhe neighbors nt (ileneoe,
I suae Kathburn, soiu.ds tbe note that,
has dominated all Colonel Davidson's
life, in this little incident.
* • Whatever ho was engaged in, he
uuele the very best. of. I remember j
when he was a boy going to school, he
took care of a team of horses for a man
near by, to pay foi his board, lie often
drew my attention to the is-rl le he took
in seeing them look sleek." And Mr.
Kathburn adds witli unction, "Colonel
Davidson is truly u self-made man, and
he certainly made a good job of it."
It vvns the father if one of his school-
mules who gave bin his impulse io fare
forth from Glencoe. This gentleman's
name   wus   Nathaniel   dime,   and   he
appears   to   have   | n   a   man   of   con
siderable affairs himself, being a mem
ber nf parliament for that riding, a sec
cessful railway contractor, and lh" owuer of the townsite, Andrew was in his
nineteenth year then, and had taken a
contract to haul twelve hundred cords
of four-foot wood a mile und a half,
uml pile ii eight  foet  high.
Mr. Ourric came through tne woods
one day when he had almost completed
this playful diversion, ami handed him
,i  good  portion of common sense.
"Andy," snid he, "you arc a smart
boy. and yon have brains, but you are
working too hard for one so young on
something Ihat oilers no greut reward.
When vou hnve finished it, get into
!^i'?8°"„ Y™"?1 ."a.,..!!!!, something else, (io out. into the world,
and make a record for yourself."
In those days and that part of the
country, going out into the world meant
going to the States. In two weeks'
time, the young man hud handled the
lust stick in his contract, and was on
bis way. Hut years after, he had something to sav to a western railway prosi-
!enf about tbe way the company's wood
Is iu thos.* days. He never
slightest detail of expense get
i without scrutiny and criticism.
His  name  wns Timothy Case.
tinder date of March seventh, Is7>.
Mr. Case wrote the young station agenl
a letter complaining about a too lavishly extravagant use of lead pencils at
Blair, naively observing thnt be himself
made one lead-pencil lust a year, and
penning an after-thought, bv way of
caution, ••your own advance depends
io' frugality."
If the dear old gentleman could have
had knowledge of that hundrcd-thou-
snnd-dollnr party of bankers, he would
have whirled a few times iu his grave,
and died all over again. "Frugality"
is a poor tool in empire-promoting,
One day when President Case stop-
looked with the eye of discontent nt a
diminishing pile nf cord-wood up towards the forward end of tlie platform
nominated McKinley for the presidency.
That is to say, he never accepted any
other civil otlice. But he held a commission in the Minnesota National
Guard, serving on the governor's staff
with the rnnk of colonel, whence the
familiar military prefix  to his name.
It was logical, if not automatic, that
being bu.sy with so many things which
touched or overlapped the international
line, he should have approached the
Canadian field not only to the development oi its agricultural interests, but
as the ruling spirit in many gning concerns. Before and after his inauguration of the Yankee movement, much of
his money ami time were engaged with
Canadian industries. Without going into a chronology of his ventures, a partial list of them as they stand at present will show what he was doing, in
ninny widely separated localities.
Colonel Davidson is in the Saskatchewan Elevator Companyj the Western
Canada Flour Mills, Limited; the Virginia and Rainy Lake Railway and
Lumber Company; the Zenith Furnace
Company, Duluth; the Great Lakes
Dredging Company, Chicago; the Fraser
River Lumber Company, B.C.; the Columbia River Lumber Company; the An-
acortes Lumber and Box Company,
Washington; the Canadian Loans and
Securities Company; the Winnipeg Insurance and Vessel Agency; the Canadian Northern Prairie Laud Company;
the Davidson & McKae Stock Farm,
the largest farm in Minnesota; ami he
is president of ten banks.
There is a secret, rather Q pretty one,
iu the way this one man contrives to
handle so many and such divers things,
Ile never bothers wilh anything small;
he never worries, nor permits himself -o
be hurried; ami he is simply a master
of tin' art of choosing assistants. This
last point is vital.
From the time he became his own
master, in business for himself, Davidson has always been on the watch for
capable young non. whom he places and
trains und advances until they work
wilh him even ns Ihe fingers of his own
hands. Ile has a prodigious powe>- of
work himself, but he knows how to excite the same power in his young men,
who thus multiply his own. And u
mighty good thing it is. too, for tints;-
same young men, themselves.
It is a curious circumstance thnt there
are more Davidsons among the bunkers
of Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, than men of any other name.
Colonel Davidson is primarily a "nank-
er, in the real sense; a born manager of
money, with the gift of directing it into
avenues of largest and most beneficial
public use. lie has three brotheis, all
of them bankers. ][is grandfather, in
the north of freland, was a banker, Sis
father chose Canada and farming, but
he was n most unusual man, of high
character,   keen   intellect,   and   au   avid
"It is a singular thing," wrote Emerson Hough in "The Sowing." "it is
a singular thin<j how, when the world
needs a skeptic and a revolutionist, a
scout in industry, that man sometimes
with small pomp and circumstance, usually appears." This was in speaking
ef the conditions iu Canada when Colonel Davidson, agtinst all accepted belief
ind in the face of expert finding reached out and laid lift mis upon lands in tie'
coutumeliously rejected Saskatchewan
Valley. "No one would admit that an
empire had lain hidden for two centuries. No one would believe that a
plain man could in twenty minutes add
a hundred million pounds tn the wealth
of Canada and the world. But in lime
this revolutionary truth no longer could
be denied.''
When all shall have been said, that
colossal achievement will be thc one
by which Davidson's name will be carried forward through the times to come.
Other men—though not so very many
■—have equaled his successes in finance
and   industry;   a   few   have   surpassed
ped at Blair,
trip over the line, ho 1 love f<
them. But in the distinction of
found and forced forward a new count
and new lands upon the strength of his
own hard-gained knowledge, ami witii
the calm courage of a fixed conviction,
regardless else uf all the world, ami iis
opinions, he stands alone in bis country,
a unique and gigantic figure among
the harbingers of destiny, the leader on
the trails along whieh millions have
traveled and shall travel info new lands
nf great content. And as the years
hang their filmy curtains over the reced
ing view, that figure shall loom largor,
but   witii   outlines  undimmed.
TBI-; Department of State, at Wash
ington, has received a report from
the American Consul-General at
Barcelona, Spain, in regard to the band
of swindlers operating in various towns
and cities iu Spain, who make a practice
nf writing tn persons in the United
States respecting the imprisonment of
n relative and the guardianship of a
The Consul (ieneral sfates that the alleged prisoner generally describes himself as a political prisoner from Cuba;
he is af tin1 poinl of death and has but
one friend—the prison priest—through
whose good omces he is enabled to
smue*ir|e nn occasional letter out of the
prison foil.
Tbe prisoner is rich. Tie has a fortune in cash on deposif in the United
States, but the certificate of deposit is
concealed in a secret, receptacle nf his
valise; the valise itself has been taken
possession of by the court at Cartha-
gena, which tried and condemned him.
nnd will be held until the prisoner or
his representative has satisfied the costs
preserves the secret intact, and instead
of consulting a lawyer or writing to the
American Consul-General at Barcelona,
he quietly sends a draft for the sum demanded to the gnnd priest and awaits
results. Of course he waits in vain, and
the poor, dead prisoner and the good
priest and the darling daughter in the
course of time pass out of his life forever, leaving him only an uncomfortable memory of the money lie so cheer-
fully contributed tn the confidence
For nearly twenty years these same
knaves have been, practising then-
swindle, and it is needless to suggest
that they are very carefully organized;
tney have confederates not only in the
United States, but in most other countries. The confederates in question
select a man and find out all they can
about him; they get hold of family
names, family origin, aud family characteristics. This information is transmitted to the rascals in Spain, and letters
are at once written to the prospective
victim. The scheme is presented and
having developed iu a very plausible way, and
many of our fellow countrymen have
"bitten" promptly and cheerfully.
Under the Spanish laws a felony must
be consummated before the police may
act, and a mere attempt to obtain money
by false pretences does not appear tu
warrant arrest. Tbe money must bc actually paid over and the prosecuting witness must be present in propria persona
to testify, otherwise prosecution would
be useless.
Recently the letters written tu the
distant relative have varied snniewhat
frnm the original; the political prisoner
having become a noted Russian banker
who absconded, leaving a deficit of some
millions of rubles, killed in a quarrel in
England unother Russian, and finally
took refuge in Spain, where he was apprehended and charged with manslaughter.
This change nf character, however, is
immaterial, aud in the future more new
characters will probably be introduced
by the gang. The scheme is the same,
and the public is warned to place no
credence in such or similar letters.
Every effort has been made by the
Department nf State and its representatives in Spain to unmask these scoundrels and bring them to justice, and the
Spanish authorities have also been active and several members nf the gang
have been apprehended and held for
trial, hut so far nn convictions have resulted, owing probably to thc peculiarity
of the Spanish law referred to in the report of the Consul-Genera] at Barcelona.
S^S^'V C      -^e^
Wood was the common fuel for locomotives in those days. Voung Davidson
stepped forward and told him that the
wood was piled in such a way that thc
company was paying for about ton per
cent, more than it got.
The President looked at him as
Bacchus may have looked at Eophon
before seeing his way tn a just opinion
uf him. und came tu the same conclusion, "Put him by himself for awhile,
and I '11 kuow what to think about
maid this car. young
"and I '11 soon find out
ow what you're talking
tenths ol
Mr. Case
' ' VoU
'or  this
H ghi
Pullman   people   for  another, nnd   thei
wiit   buck   to   the   bank   and   told   liis
friend   he  would   be   glad   to   hnve   him
•itend the Invitation to his correspond
•cits in the country.    His friend rose to
that, and got busy offering his country
bankers   ibe   time  of   their   lives.     The
country banker.- accepted to a man.    All
lln* other Chicago bankers wore similar-
lytnlrltoasktlicircorresponclcnta.witlre^    *,cd ,,,.,.  s||,nV(,i( ho ,.nrw somo
a   like   response,     lhe   one  car  had   ox I,,,:..,' „,,„,,,.   , ..*■,„„      *u- :n  „„m.
•under, to eleven by the time the returns
were all in, and lhe party, all bankers
■tTp :i few newspaper men. left Chicago
•■ the fifteenth as promised, in a special
twin of their own.
The idea was growing
At St. Haul they were joined by a f*lw
It eat bankers.    Del   the Western  Bank-
Ihing about woodpiles. We will eome
back to that presently. A wise boy
always remembers anything he has
learned, and finds a way, some time, to
make a use of it.
It was a long jump from the Glencoe
contract tn starting up the Kraser River Lumber mills, the largest plant of
its   kind   in   the   Empire,   or   anywhere
u get
man,'' said 1
whcl her vuu
about." '
At the next stop there was a similar
stack .if wood. .Mr. Case walked him
over to it.
'' Xow,'' said ho, ' 'show me what you
Davidson pointed out Ihat when cord
wood is split in the log, it is quartered
I'roin the bark in toward the heart, so
that a cross-section of a stick would
show a triangular form, the outer side
bearing the bark; and that where it
was piled bark-side down, thc sticks
would not (it closely in, but leave spaces
between them "that you could throw a
dog through." The cord-measurements
being four by four by eight feet, these
spaces would stand for about one-tenth
less wood than could be piled in the
sume dimensions if so reversed Ihat the
sticks would pack tight. He illustrated
his point as be talked, by handling the
sticks both ways, and proved that the
company was getting only about nine-
was getting only ubout nine-
the wood it was paying for.
listened, and saw a light.
are   nppointed   w 1-inspector
road, beginning right now,"
A barren promotion, since it
nore work without more pay,
fur he still had to keep on at Blair as
station agent, and stuck there until he
went tn Minneota, as related by Mr.
Valentine. When a railway in the
seventies bought any part of a man's
time, it, bought it all.
Hai im two-by-twice Minneota was to
confine his powers. It was not long
before he began to buy and demonstrate
tne value of cul over timber lands, and
by that means redeem to profitable cultivation grout areas that had been considered waste. To make this demonstration successfully and by actual practice, he bought ami cleared a large tract
in Minnesota, and stocked it and farmed it. Those old cut-over lands are
producing now some of the heaviest
crops grown  in all North America.
This was only an extension of his
work. Tie became interested in iron in
the country back of Duluth, and always
he was widening his banking interests.
Years before he entered the Canadian
prairies he had business enterprises of
importance going successfully in many
places, and found time to help organize
the I'eople's Church (undenominational) in St, Paul, and to interest himself
ns an active worker in the councils nf
the Republican party—though he had
no political ambitions fur himself. Ex-
Cept tn serve as mayor of his city, he
never held any ofiice, but he was a delegate to thc St. Louis convention of ISOfi
that   declared   the   gold   standard   and
It is a truism that blood will tell,
but Colonel Davidson's work is a notable illustration of it. From both his
parents he derived those qualities that
havo given him dominance. His mother
was Canadian Scotch, a well educated
woman, descended from the stalwart
ilcHaes of Glengarry. Thus her son is
of the same Scots-Irish stock that produced Presidents Arthur and McKinley,
aud -Murk llaniiu, and has given to nil
America some of the best men it has
had. Glencoe, whole he was born, was a
Scot settlement. Presbyterians for the
most part, Covenanters for the rest; and
that has always spelled hard common
sense, will power, sobriety, and high
thought. Hi-, mother suw that her four
boys were given the best education the
afforded, and had no
crilice to that end. She
fired Andrew's ambition and gave him
sound counsel iu all matters. When he
left the farm to go to school at Glencoe
she asked bim to promise her that he
would never drink whiskey and never
smoke, anil thai promise ho has steadfastly kept. Jle owes her much for
those parly inculcations of simple morality, cleanly ideals, prudence, and
generosity—and no one could be more
willing to acknowledge such a, debt than
ll is too early for a summing up of
this most busy life. The close is too
fur away fur that, and too much splendid work lies in the part which is yet
tn  come.
Lot no one think the story has been
one all of laurels and bay, even since its
scene changed from Blair tn Minneota.
years ago, for there havo been reverses,
and many hours tnat to a mind less firm
iu its own hold upon itself and its intents would have been filled with black
doubt and poisonous worrimenl. If the
average nf success has been high, nud
the position attained is secure, it is because his character is of the cast that
"iu suffering all hath sull'ered nothing"
and that "fortune's buffets und rewards hath ta'eu wilh equal thanks."
lie lias a healthy mind in a particularly
healthy body. His mentality receives a
joke as promptly as it rejects the toxin
uf anxiety. An man could have accomplished so much without the saving
sense of humor, covering so granite a
resolution us opposed to the shock nf
circumstance. That man whn never errs
in judgment ur act, ur who in carving
out his own fortune has nothing but
success, is not among this world's possibilities. But the man who. having
taken a bump, can benefit by the lesson
it may convey, and let thc rest go, is
pretty certain of a high place in tlio
seats of security. It is a great thing to
be able to reali/.e that, "what's past
hope is past praying for," and then
proceed to the next thing with unabated
strength and the steady will to make
that next thing go.
Tn saying this I am trying to give a
picturo of tho Davidson who is back
of the man you see—of the man who
looks tint of Davidson's eyes and speaks
through Davidson's lips—the real Davidson. Look at thc photograph, and
ynu see his strong exterior; but thc
outward and visible signs offer no more
than an impression of the inward and
vital force beyond, by whose works he
is   known.
of the trial. The prisoner has an only
daughter; dying in his prison, his sole
thought, is of this beloved offspring. Ho
has no friend nr relative iu Spain to
whose care be ean commit her. In this
emergency his thoughts turn to the distant relative iu the United States whom
he bus never seen and of whom he
knows only through hearsay or the family tree. 'Will the distant relative assume the guardianship of the darling
daughter,   and   the   darling   daughter's  bert    that  goes as   far
if  th
line* of
ill   eel'
le<>  the
st   will
cs   cue.
epts   til
rilirf] annual mails for Canadian points
-L within tlie arctic circle are despatched during January or February ley way of Edmonton, Alberta,
cevei- a nail which is not only the longest mail rnitto anywhere, but the most
desolate cmd most difficult. Letters only
aio carriod, nud these are limited to
one ounce in weight, inasmuch as the
entire bulk of the packet when it leaves
Edmonton must eome within three hundred pounds.
It is necessary that the carriers shall
go five or six hundred miles into a frozen, forbidding wilderness. Thus the
government expends upon the redemption of the stamp many thousand times
what it receives, nnd the carrier must
fight single-handed with savage nature,
ilis life and the safety of the packet
intrusted to him are at all limes in peril.
It was about four years ago that the
post oflice authorities of Canada assumed the delivery cef mail in the extreme
north. The Hudson Bay Company had
theretofore carried messages to and
from the arctic and subarctic, country.
The increasing number of trappers, missionaries, prospectors, settlers, and
others in the extreme north led to the
I taking   over   of   Ihis   responsibility   b
the postal authorities of Canada.
The mail is divided into two packet
I at   Edmonton—one  feer points  between
| Lac La Biche and Fort .Resolution and
the other for the straggling outposts of
empire as far north as Port McPherson,
[the most northerly depot of the Hudson
Bay Company, nearly one hundred mUni
within the orotic circle. Lac La Biche
mail goes by horse only one hundred
and twenty miles out' of Edmonton,
Thence forward the dog nnd the reindeer
aro the carrier's assistants. From Edmonton to Fort McPherson is over i
thousand miles. Ten intermediate deliveries aro made, and the mail arrives
at the fort in April if there are no exceptional delays.
Besides those packets several others
go to the northland about thc first
eef the year, so that all the peesls
may receive at least, one mail a year.
There is a mnil made up at Prince Al-
the bead of
of the ureal
lis- Reindeer Lake at the eelgr
one* Barren Lands.   The York Factory pack-
lie  prisoner's entire- fortune.el runs to the far north by wny of Win-
mntorial reward.    The good -mpeg and the Nelson Rivor.   The Meiei.d*
go at onco   lee   the   United packet is made up .it Mattawn and goes
take the darling daughter by way of Abittibo Rivor,
Tliere is but one condition; j    Tlie  carriers for  the  east  and  west
money   whicli    the   prisoner shores cef the great bay sometimes meet
brought with him to Spain has been ex-|nt the southern ports on the shores of
hnustodj  the  distant  relative*  is there-j tlie bay, and the meetings nre made ihe
fore re'ipiesU't'  ' ' '
tin- valise containing the secret ro-1tions,   Then
acle ami lh.
of Spain, after playing with the King,
returned home anel thus greeted his family: "My children, we must henceforth
expect nothing at court. The King is
offended because I have beaten hiin at
Napoleon the Great was an equally
selfish and intolerant player. Once when
he was engaged in a match with Kugene
Beauharnais and suddenly found himself
face to face with a checkmate, he, in a
fit of passion, swept board, pieces and
all oil' the table, slapped his opponent
on the face, anel walked out of the room.
in one case chess estrangeel a husband
nnd wife, costing the former clearly.
Ferranel, Count of Flanders, was in fhe
habit of playing each day with his Countess and was ungallant enough to win
every game. This constant and almost
inevitable elefeat so disturbed the lady
that she conceived a positive hatred of
her victor to such an extent, indeed,
that when he was taken prisoner in the
battle of Bouvinos she refused, it i
said, for that reason, to take any steilj
to pro-are his release. L^
Louis XIIL of France, was so infatel
ated with the game that wherever he
went he was accompanied by his chessboard and men. and invariably played
it in his coach when he took his drives
Charles T. found the game so fascinating that, it is asserted, he played it
almost to the foot of the scaffold. Once,
whon his game was interrupted by news
that the Sceets had derided to sell'him to
the Parliament, he proceeded with his
move as unruffled as if, instead of hearing his doom, he had received a summons (o dinner.
When .eeehn Frederick, Elector of Saxony, beard over tin- cheBB-bonrd Iho
news that he had been condemned to
eli-iifIi, lie is saiel to have complotod his
move and again become absorbed in his
game before the messenger had time to
o send enough to lileer-
ontnining the secret receptacle and the certificate of deposit.
This itiieney is to be sent to the gooel
prii*st at aa address indicated, unci, leaving received it, the good priest will at
once secure the valise and start for America, the "land of the free and the
home of the brave," with thc darling
The ,'ibeeve is generally the first letter
of a series. It is quickly followed by
another in wliich the prisoner pathetically states that, his strength is rapidly
failing and the end is near. He bo-
seeehes his dear distant relative to assume the trust and be a loving father
tee his darling daughter. The third letter is frnm tlie good priest himself, who
in brief, touching terms, ami hopelessly
bad English, announces the death of the
unhnppy prisoner; the good priest, adds
that the1 darling daughter is under his
care*, lie is ready to pat his promise into execution and start fnr the United
Stales ns soon as he shall have received
the necessai'v funds from the distant,
relative. The good priest frequently
(encloses with his letter a bogus newspaper announcing the eleath in prison af
Barcelona of the famous Cuban patriot
(sometimes called Augustin Ln Acute);
lh** newspaper notice also speaks cunningly of the confiscated valise and the
darling daughter.
It is a simple scheme, but presented
in such a plausible way that, almost any
unsuspecting "distant realtive" of
European extraction would be more or
less deceived by tho glad prospect of
falling heir to tlie agreeable custody of
a darling daughter with a big fortune,
and a one-fourth interest therein as an
additional  recompense.
Naturally the first impulse of thc distant relative is to ask a lawyer or a
judge or somo authority what course
he ought to pursue in the premises, but
as he thinks of doing this his attention
is taken by the warning in the prisoner's letter beseeching him not to mention the matter to any living soul lest
the secret of the valise and the hidden
receptacle be indiseretly betrayed.
The valise, after all, with its concealed certificate nf deposit, is thc key to
the situation nnd possession must be
taken of it before anything ean be done
or said. This (so cunningly set forth by
the prisoner) is very evident tn the distant relative, and so he quite frequently
brief   but   hearty  jollilic
each passes on his wav.
PAUL MORl'IIY, the famous chessplayer, once paid a visit to Richmond, Virginia, where he was the
guest of a clergyman, On his arrival
at tho clergyman's house Mr. Morphv
was at. once attracted by a painting over
the mantel, which was a copy of a famous picture representing a game of chess
beteween a young man and the devil,
the stake being the young man's soul.
The artist had niost graphically depicted that point in the game where it
was apparently the ynung man's next
move, nnd he seemed just tn realize the
fact that ho had lust Iho game, the
agony of despair being shown in every
line of his features and attitude, while
his adversary from the opposite side of
the table gloated over him with fiendish delight.
The position of thc game appeared
quite hopeless for tho young man, and
the clergyman said thiit he had often
studied it, with his chess friends, and all
agreed that the young man's game was
certainly Inst.
Mr. Morphy walked up tn the picture
and studied it carefully; then turning tn
his host, he said:
"lean win the game fnr the young
The position was set up, and in a few
rapid moves Morphy demonstrated a
complete win for the young man and
the devil was checkmated.
It is a curious fact that many of the
greatest rulers of history have been devotees of the game of'chess and that
many of these royal players wore never
able to accept defeat gracefully. William the Conqueror more than onco Inst
his temper over the game, and on nt
least ono occasion with serious consequences. He was playing with a son of
the King of France when a dispute led
to hot words and culminated in William
bringing the board down so heavily on
his opponent's head as to render'him
unconscious. Within an hoar William 's
horse put a score of miles between his
rider and thc French court.
Philip II. of Spain could play chess
amiably enough so long as he won, but
woe to tho indiscreet player who checkmated his Majesty; banishment from
court was the least penalty he might
expect.    One  of  the  greatest  grandes
THE operations nf the Congo State
Railway running between Matadi,
at the mouth nf the Congo River
and Stanley Pool, a distance of tj
hundred and sixty miles away, is attej
ed with many mid features. The ti,
required to accomplish the journey is
twenty-four hours, and it is said that
the sensations accompanying such a
journey nice startling.
When tiie passenger at Matadi prepares tee embark, he first pays over tee
the station-agent fhe sum nf five hundred francs folic hundred dollars). He
then boards the train, but he has no
ticket. The sum mentioned entitles him
ton, first-class passage. Second-class ears
are also run, but as these are for thc
natives, no white man is permitted to
travel in them. Second-class passage*
ensts but fifty francs, or ten dollars.
The Congo State Railway boasts only
one passenger train, consisting of several first-class and second-clhss cars and
a baggagecar, anel this train runs every
oilier clay. The first-class cars are about,
he size of an olel horse-car in the United
States and are fitted wilh small extraordinarily uncomfortable chairs.
The second-class cars are no eether
than flat ears provided with low board
sides, with no seats, and wifh no covering to protect, the natives from tho
scorching rays of Ihe sun or the drenching rains. The baggage-car is a duplication nf tlie second-class car. over which
a canvas is st.retcheel to keep off the wet.
From Matadi the. road takes a tortuous course through the Pallaballa
Mountains, twisting and winding for
eighteen miles like an exaggerated
switchback, until finally it readies the
uniinit, which is about 17,000 feet above
sea-level. The grade of this queer road
is about 000 feet to every four miles.
Only ordinary hand-brakes are providod
on the trains, ei circumstance Ihat adds
much to the apprehension of the stranger as the train proceeds on ifs downward
trip screeching or groaning frightfully
under its heavy load, nnd his apprehension is increased as the train plunges
ahead through the great gorges, skirting streams and passing 'iver ravines
hundreds of feet in depth.
Although the fares on the Congo State
Railway are excessive, averaging cibni.t
forty cents per mile, the passenger prefers to use Miis cvtrnordinary road
ralher than tn adopt the old way of
traveling through the woods with native
guides, an alternative which means a
Ihree weeks' journey.
When the Congo Railway was first
suggested, many familiar with tlie nature of the country through which it
was to run laughed at the idea of building a road over the top of the Pallaballa
Mountains. The Belgian engineers we're,
however, nothing daunted, nnd after
nine years' industry coinpleted one' of
the most reiucei-kal le feats iu railroad
engineering accomplished  anywhere.
Though the system is a small one, it
is saiel to be one nf lhe best, if met  Ihe*
ven best, paying lines in the world, cinela.
ils stock is not fo be hnel al r.nv I'ensoifjl
able figure. ||
AT a depth of only two hundred fathoms the light of thc unclouded sun
penertciting the ocean is reducod,
it is said, to equality with the starlight of a clear night on the surface.
At. more profound depths the sunlight
is entirely extinguished. Yet there itre
both light aud color at tho bottom of
thc sea. The light is of phosphorescent
origin, and it may be remarked that in
general the fixed forms of life are not
behind their free-swimming allies in
light-emitting powers. Agassiz speaks
of the illuminations proelneed by tho
movements of abyssal fishes through the
forests of phosphorescent sea pens, fan
corals, red corals, and other aleyonaria.
The colors of deep-sea animals are both
brilliant anei varied.
The quantity of light emitted by such
animals is so great as to supply over
definite areas of the sea bottom a snffi-
e-ient illumination to render visible tho
colors nf the animals themselves. Somo
cephalopoils are furnished with apparatus which reflects the light from 111''/
phosphorescent bodies upon the sea 1 _■■ K,
torn over which they float. This retlcbmsf
ing apparatus has been described as
"an efficient bull's-eye lantern, fnr uso
in hunting through the abyssal darkness. ''
THE science of botany hns been greatly advanced by the development of
what may be called thc sociology
of plants—that is. the study of their
relations to ono another as well as their
adjustments to surroundings. Botanists
recognize that plants arc not scattered
haphazard over the globe, but are organized into definite communities. A pond
has its plant society, all tho members
of which fall into their proper places.
A swamp forest consists of trees possessing a certain social relationship and differing from thoso that form a forest on
dry land. There is progression from ono
social organization of plants to another,
A little pond may give place to a swamp
moor, this to a society of swamp shruiis,
ind this again to a swamp forest of
tamarack, pine, and hemlocks. So societies of plants on dry land succeed ono
another as the conditions change.
YOU a doctor! Why, nobody in thoir
senses would employ you!"
'Terhaps not; hut I'm going to
lie a doctor to lunatics!" tiik nosMBB times
Doomed to Suffering
CHkhiem »A«ftETt. C«a.
Harbor aa Boucbe, March ?.\, iqoq.
"Jauffered terribly from BiliousueM
md Dyspepsia Tor fifteen years, wai
treated by physicians aud took manj
PERHAPS it   was the  lonjj.  -.-obi  spring whieh  influenced
the designers of smart millinery this mtfuiwr. or it may
hav**  been  only  the  unquenchable  desire   lor  novelty
whieh has caused tne utilization of the various materials
from which the newest midsummer hats are made up, textures
which hitherto have been seen only in thc models intended
for the height of the winter Benson.    An ail velvet  toipie
j trimmed with quills or even ostrich feathers was, for example.
I never before considered appropriate  until almobt after the
first snowfall, yet such is worn now with a lingerie gown, aM
though the combination were the most consistent imaginable.
Kven fur is used as a trimming on one of the very smartest
French models, formed of laee and chilfou, but it U not likely
j that fur will ever have a place in the summer outfit  for au
i AmeHenu resort.    Moth; if not rust, does corrupt too quickly
in our zone.
Tb? most charming uf
• umrnt-r    huts
_ ...     -   ^  c ,    I Mwand to be the wide brimmed leghorns, adorned with e;rent
tod .Dyspepsia For fifteen years,  was   | French roses, lace and ribbons   "
-  -  - -  a7
remedies but got no relief. Then I took
•'Fruit-a-tives", and this medicine
completely cured me when everything
•Ise failed.     To all offerers from Indi-
Jestion, Kiliousncsa   aid Constipation,
strongly advise,;   t-em   to   try   this
fruit medicine".     I       Charles Barrett
50c a box, 6 for '/*.50— or trial box,
15c.   At all dealers or from Kruit-a-tive*
Limited, Ottawa.
If, when night lights are burned, you
run short  of them, try this alternative. |
Take a wax candle, cover the top, which i
has been btirucd h'vel, with a thin lavor |
of  salt.
i'here i»- a suggestion of the
cioche, or bell shape, still evident in nearly all the large
hats, but the brims are much more Spread out than was; the
case a year ago, giving the effect nf not quite so high a hut.
This is but an optical illusion, however, as will be seen as
sooti as the attempt is mude to puck the hut uf the present
season in lust year's hat box. The greater width of tin:
crown makes it appear not su high as before, but it is ia
reality somewhat deeper if anything. The exaggeratedly
wide crown—larger than lhe top of ihe head could possibly
be—is disappearing, and the smartest hats all have now an
effect of fitting the shape of the head peculiarly well. The
crown, in other words, must never seem to stand out beyond
the sides of the head, so thai were it not tor a bandeau or
halo within lhe hat would fall down und lit once sn,other lhe
candle uml   it   will  give a   faint   stead/
light   all   night.
HlMiough hanging in the closet or
UptMi  her buck,   I   find
A woman's clothes, where'er she
Are alwavs un her mind.
tew   quite  Mat   huts also.    These  are the
'de.  the
lied   sligl
while part of the face is almost completely hidden the wearer
snail still be recognizable  from tin- view point  on the other
f  halt,   and   huve   only   the   blackened I hats that ure unusually wide, the brim curved down slightly
nd   of   the   wick   exposed.     Light   the[aJl around,  but the  hut   lilted slightly  on  une  side, so   that
The   brim
ent   methods  ef   combining  are  almost   innumerable.     VVben ■
fur in been on the summer models it  is generally as put  of
the trimming ou a moiisseline or lace hat.
Cornflower blue is a favorite shade of the moment aud is
introduced with every color tbat will admit of the combina
tion.    This is another favorite trimming and a touch of torn
tiower blue velvet uu a white hat veiled in black tulle with u '
great cluster of full blown thistles as trimming wus most at
tracti\ e.
There i> no real limit for the size of the hats of the pres
ent moment—UO limit IU any direction, it might be said.
Wheu large they are so large as to make the widest GainB
borough look like a Scotch cap. When small they are very,
small and rapidly growing narrower. At the same time a hat '
of medium size does uot necessarily look out of date. Some
huts are very high, others apparently quite low and ant, yet
If the proportions and lines are correct they will look smart.
A high bandeau instead of a flat "halo'* is worn iu some of
lhe newest hats when it is desired to keep the sloping brim
from entirely enveloping the face. The height of the ban
dean must depend entirely upon the individual. This means
largelv the way in which the hair is worn, for upon this de
pemls almost entirely the adjustment of the hat.'
No summer costume is perfect without its sunshade, even
though the hat is itself wider than the parasol, for a parasol
must be carried to give a finished effect to the whole.    There
are many novelties in the parasols of .the present year, but
elref among them is the sunshade of black velvet  lined with'
softly shirred white chiffon,   Somewhat incongruous, perhaps,
a   velvet parasol  is nevertheless exceedingly effective, and a
blacic velvet is more effective than any other,    li must have1
1 very long handle, almost :i shepherd's crook, of course with  l
"ill   the crook, and it  must   not be too wide  when  open,  lor
"hen  it  might be heavy,    IT  is absolutely plain save fur lhe
lining, but the st*cks and the handle may be as costly as do-
■ned.    As yet u  velvet sunshade is by no means cheap, even
in  its simplest  form.
Brocade parasols are also smart this year and the silk sun
shades so covered, or. to speak more strictly, so cul by open ;
Knglish embroidery as to be not shades at all, are also much
a demand. The shapes of many ol' the newest parasols are
strange and curious to behold, every possible design being
attempted, even 1 he da panose umbrella with it-- numerous
ticks being curried out in silk and linen.
The  handle, too,  is au all   important   purt  of the  parasol
of today,    Tortoise  shell  and  amber,   with  monogram  or  in   ,
it-uls in gold, are always in fashion, but now the craze is for
the different kinds uf costly enamel ware iu exquisite shades
of   mauve   und   blue.       There   are    curiously    carved    wooden
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wide* cud  bent ii|i slightly ecu the ecjidu. I hiinillea a'B0> !"'''  ""' utility or vanity handled, with tiny
approved by all Col
need,   j
f the
Red, Weak, Wmmrrr* Watery Br***
Relieved By Murine Eye .Remedy. Try
Murine For Your Bye Troubles. Tea
Will IJke Murine. It Soothes. 60o At
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Free.   Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Toronto.
In the lurge hats the e
seldom  flat.
W hile   t here   is  considerable  adorntu-'ut   on   mul
smartest models, others again of the costliest hats ure delight-1
fully plain.    A wide brimmed black crin shoj
down slightly both back and front, but not at the sides, had
I'or its side trimming an enormous cream colored  rose.    The
medium   sized  crown  was  soft'eued   by  a  soft  fold  of  black
satin.     Carried  out  in  leghorn,   with  a  great   pink   ruse  mid
with  tulle  instead of ribbon  about   the crown, this  hat   was
also exceptionally pretty.
Many of the most attractive midsummer hals are veiled j
iu softly shirred net or laee,    The crown is left  plain, while)
wder box and mirror at  the top,
wers nf fashion.
Another complement to u costume fur late summer or early
itumn is one of the new satin scarfs. Black, faced with
which benl i white, ubout half a yard iu width and two and a half yards
long, is the most popular combination, but there are also
black scarfs seen lined with cornflower blue, ami even rasp
berry pink, according tn the costume itself. There are some
scurfs now sold which are wide enough to form regular wraps.
md thef
Xul   fo
seen   in  bo1 h chiffon  and  t wo  t ktcknessei
>ars has there been an
dwell;;    In    tlie    gr.eilt    leecit    tllis
si-cc-ecu   ce   grent   el(ejil   eet'  grain   will
have very sunt straw, making it.
I.e.cl  lee 'han.lie.     It  you  want  ;i
llllle'ltllee*      wlliell       Will      S.i.C      Veil
inoiiej mul labor, gol i lie new und
iTllprol eel
Savne ill thc Short Straw*. Stooks
thr Sheavia, Gpetator Rides Mai'liine*.
Oat Man Dots the  Work of  Two.
IVa-ma:— $36 with order; balance,
note ted elays, Interest 7 p.c.
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ALUM is put into inferior baking powders because
,/V-it is cheap. You cannot detect it, because all
baking powders look alike. Alum is a dangerous
mineral acid condemned by food experts as unfit for
use in any food preparation, because it works havoc
with the stomach and digestive organs and causes certain
harm to the entire system.
Your baking results will
be the best with MAGIC
and you have the certain
knowledge that your bread,
biscuits and
pastry will be
light, healthful
and delicious.;
There is no
substitute for
it is a medium priced baking
powder and the only well*
known one made in Canada
     that does NOTcontain alxun.
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Mode in Canada
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rrVCXe \*\J\Jl\ D\J\JW. mm mmmsl mwimtt *ts mssswth tsmt mmsk mm *» msssmi msst «f dsmms.
Italian Straw Veiled with Black Tulle
XTI'WAKI) of fifty ships are constant-
J     ly  employed   in  the  wurk  of  repairing   the   submarine*   e-cclili'S   III
[Dr.Martels Female Pills
!l*re»n;ril)W*i    ami    rtK-oiiiineil*lil**!IJ '"r    women ft   au
oiButi, » ncientlficalh prep*red remedy ol provn
worth.    T/it  mull   from  th-pir une  ie qulok  anf
r^ermanerit. Kor Halt- -it, &II drill! Btoren.
WERE CURED completely by
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Exchange that aching, throbbing, suffering, muddled !,e&d
Ior a clear, cool, comfortable one by taking a
NA-DRU-CO Headache Wafer
2Ec. a Ioa ai youi :.- i| til::  or by mall from
National Drug nnd Chemical Co, of Canada, Limited.   Montreal.
thp   \ tirious  oceans  of  the  globi
lli*'--' differ aa iu uch in tippeuruuee until
equipment   us  a  small   row bout   differs:
i'roin tlie big Bteuni yueht.    The up-to-
ilnte cable   repairing  shi|i   i*s   :i   model
ut'  scientific  iu ven tion  ami  equipment, I
and repairs of a clifficule nature ean bo
matte in short order; but far out on the
Pacific ami Orient many of tli- '-il.l ■
I Hues are repaired by uutive divers, wlm
! sometimes remain under the water for
i remarkably long periods.
The "trouble finders" of the sea huve'
as unique experiences fts their brothers!
on   land   who    face    blizzards,   storm*,
' floods and uther dangers to repair tele ,
' graph   and   telephone   lines.     In   many
respects the latter have the advantage
of the former. The "trouble finders"
i of   the   sea   must   often   wurk   nt   great
depths  in  rhe  wutnr to  locate  und  re
pair  breaks,  und   in   the   tropical   seas
lhey midst encounter mun eating sharks.
: A break or interruption in a submarine
! ruble is determined today by mechanical j
devices or detectors, but   when  located  bundles, to be sold to trunk-muker*  for      They   Soothe   Excited   Nerves—Xn
the  cable   must,  first   bc   inspected   by   protecting corners. Thev am ulso bought  voiih ufl'ections are usuully attributable
| divers.    If the break is serious enough h,v   button   inanufuetuferH,   who   stainp|to defeetive  digestion, as  if
jit  must  be grappled aud drawn to the   from them the disks used in
"        for  repair-.    One  of  the  most   ...j buttons.
• *. er
liomiuates the nerve centres.    A course
| uf Parmelee's  Vegetable I'ills will still
hine-made eans do uol  eome lull disturlmuees ut' this character, and
.art,  aud  the\   are  loaded   intn  largely   restoring the stomach to normal ai
rts. taken ou au elevator to the charg    tion   relieve the nerves  from   irritation,
g floor, and dumped  into the cupola,  There  K no sedative  like them and  in
work  the repair ship  was  sent   out   to j whieh is fed alternately  witl
lueation | ,.
curious  of   these  breaks   was   found   ir
tbe   Indian   Ocean   u   number   of   years
back,    The cable, though  a  short one
was important, aud  when it  refused t*
ir ship wns si-lit out■>( which is fcil ultorimtclj  will.'.euiis'nud I tin r,,!,,,,,   „r  irn-Rulnrlti™  of  the
| hunt for the trouble,    V lue,i the location  ,,okc.    The cans nre so li(:l.l thai  son,,*  diftestive   process,   ,,„   preparation   has
: ol   the i.ie'iik wcc*  made a  nnt ive diver  of Ul(,„, ,,,,, ,..,,.l.i,.l| ,„„ ,1( 1|lc, ,     (lf ,,„, c ,|„„„ m „l('„,tiv,
. was sent down.    Atter cue abBence ol n Utnuli  lev the  force nl   the blast
iniuute he returned  le. the surface and  iurge Bcreeii is arraiiKed to previ
reported   cc   ven   curious   phenomenon.  ,,iei,,,s  ,,.„,„  fulltus on  th.'  roof
A   Menken   ship    wees    rcsl ii^i    directly
' ill'l'USS   Ilic   line'   eel    till'   e'Cllcle'.      Hile'l'tc   ill
rubber suits were then ccni  cleewie. ctuel
thev  discovered  thut   the  native  di
lee' : clone
and ci ! lied t
eel   tic
H-iirl .   c:*   ecu,   |,e-   l.-sl
they  discovered  that  tin-  native  diverl   .     C'ONSIDKKABI.E gain accrues
was liseht.    A ili'ii'li.'t hart flfluted aloagj j\    Ih(, guv(,r„|„fln|  ,,VI,IV  ,,,.„. ,-,.
White and Elue Hat
fas       MY   ^
M-*?        WERE
\4s%s      E
D ^^^^^ejcij,    W Jl.
■ml will do the hiiiiii' lor you'in a uifUBinil liiaiiiier; ' [I
luUay tlie inflammation, kin pain, heat and reBtor^them
the   brim   is  stifteued   with   either  black,   wlntt-
.Most often it is the yellow straws which nre veiled, but
the  white and  the black erilis, Jeghurus nnd ehips are  ulso
j treated   in  the  sume   manner.     About  the  crown   will  be  a
I wreul h  of greon loaves, wit h  t hree  ur  four greut   roses or
! pennies nnd grass or wheat standing up  from lhe wreuth tu
give height   to the hut.    Wheat in all colors, even  blacK, is
' much used iu trimming at the moment, and grass uf all kinds
is cleverly imitated hi silk and cotton.    The great silk peonies  aud   poppies  are  also  most   effective,  two  or   three  such
ofteu being quite sutlieienl  trimming ou one hat.
aud sunk directly over the t-;ible.     The; wasted Must
sharp keel of the ship had cul ihe cableLrmm.nt   uU>h\>   i
ui halt, ur ut leust damaged it so thatL.nrojeHaHOSl; ,(fh|
it was put out of commission.    It   was  ]jt,      |ri **l
impossible   to   raise   i lu-   dereltcl   ship,'
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ nnd so the cable h.id to be spliced  uml
_;,.;'. ; carried   around   one   side   ot'   her.     The
divers  mad*'  o  cursory  oxamiuuliou  of
the   sunken   ship,  and   found,   tu   their
surprise,  thnt  it   wns a   rich  pri'/e.    It
] was the old Lahore, n trump ship which
had disappeared some time  before in n
'.-snink.T could use short ends of material so effective- , storm.    All truces of hei* hnd been lost.
v as m  present.    In faut, fur u long time there was so little   and her disappearance hnd seemed des
ombiuiug nf material thai  it  was necessary to have a  full | tined   tu   remain   one   of   thosi
•-tamps.     The go\
t wo ways from i he
or;.lire   of   tile    pfil]
rst place, many Htamps are
ilestroyed, u circuinstance thnt means
ii {iiuiu to the l*ost oilier Department ot
thousands of dollars uunuully. .hist how
much thi-- L'.iiu i*< cannot lie correctly
estimated, seeing thut there i- no w«j
of obtninhiM ih,' *-(:it i-^t ies except b\
elaborate and untrustworthy ealeuln
tions. une may curry stamps in bis
pockets until they have become so worn
inj4 nbunt   the  rnh
think   thai   I'
ll   ii    than   a   hall OUUCe.
■. most  people know uoth
newspapers and
newspaper    rollfl
iiiin such a -oliri bundle it costs a great
.leal lo send. Su iin-\ fonlinue to ovei
pin   the postage.
There is, however, a greal deal ol
mail mutter i hm is underpaid, but here
the £ovcrnmenl loses uotlitn^, for the
shortage is collected from the receiver,
who must pay the stump due. Knowing
t In-, ami being anxious nut to seem
niggardly to th,* friend nhi> must make
up I he deficiency in postage, a person
in < I ou bt nf! en puts ton ninny stnuips
on fourth-rate mutter ami oa extra big
, letters, ami ihe ijovernment rets ilic
that  he .Iocs mil   like I,, use them.    As | difl'ereuce.
pattern of one fabric for every costume turned oul.    Almost ! mysteriet
women   who   have  a   weakness  for  bargains  have   stored1
.f tin
-iM.il \*  from I ime to I nm
si attractive short lengths of ma    vulunbl
laden  wilh
teriiil  which, after buying, lhey  found quite  impossible
a til taut ion in a sutisfactory j;uwu.    Happy  i he woman  wli
has such store of tine fabrics today, for if they are beautiful i i(, port, a wrecking ship waa despul
oi their kind there is ulniosl sure lu be a wny by which theyjfo the scene ami (he cargo raised,    'l'i
utact    and
When the cable
inch uf u hich was Si ill
imiged   b\    the   witter.
pa ii iug ship ret nn
a    matter   uf   fact,   however,   ntiytli
Hint   fairly   resembles  a   stamp,  thoughl
it be somewhat  mutilated, \- passed by |
the clerks, just  a- a  dilapidated  bank ;
Dole   iv  (rood   if  there   be  HllOllgll   of   it   Io '
show   what   ii   i-.     Wear  ami  dm   ean
Hor Responsibility
'' So-amiah,'' askei
when u came hei tur
usual  tpiestion   in   sucli
any Lh
uubinod with another material lo muki
:in attracts
lo a nuniuO coiidlUuu , rcdU'-i-H Uottrc, 'l*uinorn, Wciif*.
<loutyor ItliBUiimtii* ln'ponii«, Synovltiis, VlincpoelO, Hy-
ilrni-cli:. SpriUiis or 1 lit- liiiim-k'» or llmuiieno,. II,-it ih ciitrt.
ol.i cuii'**. wiuimln, --I,'. 1'OKlHoiiIy jjl.u'-l 02,, $M.i*j-11H.>?.
itutili" ut your iiiui:-.,i.*j|3 or deliTSna,   Hook BP Fret'. < nn,' n
W. F. VOUNG, P. 0. F., 210 Temple St., Springfield, Mass. j .,:...,
IiYKAKS, Md., ffdmtn-a.l, Canndliin Aki-nI.. .
Aha innil-lif'l hy U.UtTf.N   HOI.I   \  U\>.NK CO., M lntil|n-i:: j   '.:• ' S,
THK RATIONAL DUI (i A i aiain \l. to., iVh.,,1,,,.. ,   ---
mtmrj: wh) UK.M>KUso.% HIIOS. CO., Ltd.. VMeoiuer.
/ the >eeoi.,| time lie wife of a
peVsaii! al CUpllenn, Seville, has given
birth tu triplets. The woman has been
married six yenrs and has had twelve
children triplets twice, twins once, and
f«ur tit hers.
The  ruin   it   fall-  upon  the just,
And also on  ile unjust  fellers;
Hut eh icily on rhe just, because
The   unjust    have   lhe    justs'   nn
i. re., i
ll'    is   cc    le'llll'll   III   1 lie'   iele'CC    lit'   tile?   li 11 LT.' 1" i. ■   licet    ill   lllL'
^i lulls eel' t!nee|isli e*iiiln'[iicle'rv. I riiiiiiii'el onlv wilh n
cu'iiier how oi' bright colored ribbou. Those ombroidery
invi'it'i'. ure' iiiilii.i' ilieie-e* ni' ieiniii'i' yoiira in that they
cere cltlcii'lle'el lee cl slilV wil'i'el licinic cllcl lile'l.' i^ uo Mill nitlle'
,'cleic Iii lull ilown lU'e'lllllill^lv eive'i lice* lii'iln. SilU llllel CVOll
roillill'll IllltS cue' ill-eci se'e'lc   leer lliorilillg WOUr, 1*111   if   is doubt'
cul  il' thoso "ill  ever  r ive  hearty  ;i|*;>rie,:ii   I'roin    licetiu*
Mosl dosiruble of cell for iiioruiiiK woar, howaver, cue' lhe
perfectly plain hats of blach sceiin i, i tn iii,-,l onlv \eiilt cc ivide
bowkllot   eel'   llle'   SCItlli'.      'I'ln'V   Clle'   [lilt,   e\ iete'   leriniineel,   Ve'Jllly
slunle hats, ciml so cleverly inude thai they ure no lionviei
limn the tliiniiest of straw,    li is ,c novel Ideu for iiil.lsuni
liner, but with ci simple wuisl  und skin  I'osi.niiie theac lilucli
siitin [mis cu-,, woudei'Jciilly smurl.
'l'h.' ull l.lccc'U  -ciiiii  modelH hnve also ie.ecoleel  iho  renlin
:  if afternoon dn-ss.    Wilh cc blach cicol while' ceostnme oi silk
or  voile, eef lcie*o or lingerie, cc  really suiull blach  sciiici  Iml
; m:iel>* wilh  narrow brim uud  high crown, adorned only will
I Stiff wired lieew of thee sume' SlUil-, gives cc   eci.-M   [eol I'e'e I   liu sl,
I to line effect of tin. whole.
i.ecr^t* flower bedecked hats lire i i  worn by yeiiine. girls.
| but for older women thoro is incline:;' more ice vogue than the
quite small sutin hats.
Tee American eyes iho black velvet hats muy s ie sirnige
! ins! now, nuel |iorh;i|is while- tin- wont ler remuins cct its h :*
test, black  velvet  toques will  not  be worn, lent  cct  the liest
liiionili of autumn  velvol  is destined  to be put  ecu  for most
j I'onnul ufteriioon evrcir. ll i-. nm necessary, bowe*. or. to hnve
the entire  licit  of  velvet.    Perhaps the  brim  may  be  faced
! with straw eer tl rown and facing may be eef v-olvit, while
tho upper part of iho brim is of yellow, whito or colored crin.
Flowers relieve iho larger velvet hats,    l/iee- is nlso used to
i -eificii iho black velvel cuiel in make il heeek lighter. For
tuuately, tho velvel hats nm fashioned in some niiructilouie
mauaer wliich incike's them roally no heavier than the thinnest
i straw,
sheere'st  hewn combined either with straw or satin i- .111
i other unusual effect noticeable in somo of the new models, ,\
larger crown composed apparently of hivi'rs of folded white
moiisseline dc soie bordered with :c bund of softly feeleloel
black satin mude up one charming little teeejuo. Again, Iho
white mousseline is seen next the face, while th" erown is of
satin.   Tin* different combinations of textures uud tho dlffor |
iin,- oi 1 ho new elosigiis for foulard hns iho upper part oi
tue skirt ecu.I lue bodice of grooa and black foulard and lhe
lower half ,■ 1  Hi,' skirl  of black satin,    Another charming
fOtlllird   eef   "i'oe'll   llllel    While   e'lll'l'k    llUS   till'   U|e[iOI'   pd I'l    of   tlio
l.e,die-.' 111 I'lciitc green eutbroldorod in cushmore elesign and
the ecu ire irenci of i lie skin iii bicee'lc silk moiisseline, A toilet
if rose 'citici hcis the* skirl nud upper pari of ihe bodice of the
satin, while' ll cersklrl  ciml ihe lower purl  ..1' iho bod	
ire ot embroidered \ olic do soie.
salvage freem this gave to each inetuber
eef Ihi' cre\V ell lhe * ll I niece I i III' C'eq »cl i I" :C L'
1.c.cel   CC   hccli.ls    little   Mien.      They   Im.
neei I.e.ni looking i"i salvage, bnl that
little experience demonstrated to then,
theii thoy had oue udvnntuge over Ihe'u
lernl her ' " I rouble     llllllters ' '     on     Iccceel
Th"   lalter   el"    not    ni.-l
money, eve,, if the*! tlo freec/.e uml eetnrvc |
I u
ptct cc ilnii
The   -,',
dividual 1
1-    111    the
eeciste.j   n
cl     celiniisl     ele
il    III.'   lee,el.    ||f
I.        ^',l     toe,-     ,,"
I   sl:elii|    :>   Iel
source of   he-
'by Uc gm ernim
libei   of   stumps
peeslccy,'.        1„
1'lllg Ho
Hint hen
 -   willl
take thi-  man
been.I,   for   bettc
II   He-    III
■ ii profit)
I h.'l I     Cll-e
! bettah
He    preacher,
lee niiswer  the
:ises,   ''dee   mm,
t.e lc youi   weddod  hus
•r   ol'   feel    weerse
cis   he   i-.  puhson,"   -he   inlei
• |es '   .1-   Ice   !-.      lit'   he  gits unv
Mi 'II    know    ne'    g I    l.c.w.r-
llc   I U he      iill ;    ci li,   1 f    lie    oils    iill V
\e '\.   Mi 'M lend '••   'no nil-elf ' '
, -■      -•■• ■■ I n-ustcil  111  excess pee-iiiyo.     lu  the ''.e-e
""   '""' , of   fnreigu   letters   te itries  wh	
•I'      "UlVllg,     U|M|    ||,jK   ,.,,,,,,,,.>    |,„j    r.'CI.'hol    ue.   in,,
,   ,lenth    lu   their
1,1-    see    Unit     the
eld's   messuges
effort •
te.    e
It'll!'    Ihe
I       Ihe
I 111,.
Whnt   ure  culled   picnic   lids  f.
used for.ever) other purpose us wel
clll 1
11 ccnee
iu   the
-. stretchud with
simulest   possibli
■ el-   Cl    billi.i   Or   Stiff
e green
.1'   Hie   !
eensisl   ,,
Itillt/   ill    Witll   elolei I-
lliutilior.     A   quill   1
•ein'h   the;.     1111
wide brimmed
• cmd trimmed
cc  through  in,.
- illil'l-c.
mi IE   raw   n.cei.'nc.I  of ,-c   numbci   ■■!
X     large e-tccblishiuonls iu this coun-
, ry   cousista  of  empty   11 en:   	
::i-'l  '■'    legetnble .-cue-, rose I from the dumps,
11.nl I l.e   Tin-  principal  products ul   I he.
icel while i-hiiil/. hul shoo ,1 me !,,,
ecc- given : licit binding of .icon viehei ■
tic brim.    A single green quill  wus llirusi  tlnnigh   ructnrles ci"'  n-inilow sash  weights, ole
■ turiied-up brim, and nn  iho opposite side id' ll rown   mlur   weights,  ciic.l   ballnsl    for   bouts.
s n nl.i.,,11 ornament mude as follows: Two widths of rib After deliverv ul tic foundry Hn' ■■ceu-
1 eef twee iiuil Inni' und cc Imlf iiceiii's. ruHiicvt 1 volv, v,eie ,,,■,. piled iutou large ne.u gritting, un
,1. The narrower til.be.en was oath,.re.I mi both edges, one doe cc -neei iron lion I. which terminates
which was drawn tight us for n rosette, the outer one left   in   ;,   smokestack.    The*,   ceo  sprinkled
-e-r.    The  puff  nnv.   forlned   between  the  two  giitheriugs   with crude oil, which is'tl  sol on lire'.
* lightl.*  filled will, ,-,,it .cuiine. „nd Iho puff lacked to   -| |„. ,.,, -- eouBiimes Hu- Iccbols, I,>,,-,.,,*
ui.mi- disk,    The same pioccss wns next  followed with the j the   ,'i,i,   ecu.I   melt.*   \\u-   -"Idee.
which   was thou    s.'i  ureiuiid  Ihe sninller  null   fulls through the grilling, und is.
H softly over and eouceuling tic disk., Pl|  ,.:M |„|,, i„„,,:-,  ,,,.| -,,!,| t<, be used
uttrac    ogai„.
'"'   "ise        ,s„„ ,   |1„,  ,.;,,,-.   whicli   l,:c .•  simpll
1   'ouch   lapped cue.I  soldered  joints,  mell   apart
' nph tele.    'flc.-so cere  sorted   nni. and
lhe   -heels   StruigllteUe.l   end   I e.l   into
Readj  Reliol
t iigrt'e nt, persom   who lui   ,-,,.-, Physiciiin "lie,,,    ...     .ce   ..
I five-cent     stamp    put     three    iee ut en  puius th s luieri   ug
stumps  "i.   'I.-    letter,  111        nuking  I I'atieal     ■ ■ , •      Dccleii .   n   hurls
.1-"' , '   ,.oeii   .,   ne   neiit   eef  nice' e oil       I e., i"    bee- el lc.    ill    • ,■ '.   'I,     I   c
cice-i.,-   mail   cel-'e   i-    frequent I.,     ■ '      ...    '"   ■■        I   in*,   breath
| slnnqn'cl,     Knougl ej   :-  wasted   iu       I'liysieian    " \|i "-Jr,      I'll give   ve
chc-   wn;    i"   prni idc   I .-ncc-   eel    iii something  II 10,1   -'•■■!   thnl  "
..   pel   c   *■   eet im -,-,i le
Thou,  people hn ce •,,: ,      c       •
re  gin      \lnti*.  eeiiertuiii  Hie  iinliiu        Both the engine driver and I  i   ol
that   should   thei   t<ei,\;:',i   iiuythinti   h .   ,,,-,-,   trui.,,  wliie-l seen i'   rnu
:e Icicle   envelope the,!  shoubl iiftls thou -Imvli   past  ''il -c -. iveere fiitind  fast
Co ev... t ev cent  staiiipe I n»lei»p     i t ho eal, n  mot it e
cvieler  r 1.1  	
with il- fold projecting softly ener and eouceul
The soft, doiiblo-pnff effect wns iiiuund like, cmd
tiVe,    Cllcl.     While'    tho    gi 1 I i S ll 11 OSS    C if    Hie     llllt      WCC
'll'ccei'el.  I lee   no, el   ribbon   form  added  ce   realh
lee il.
No better cigarette the world over than
l'.er girls, quite .is much as fnr women, there c- c, tendency    — "
ro shadowy thin stuffs, mnny of them quite dark, though often       The   Oil   of  the   People   -Mauj    oils
set over light  foundations.    It is mel  imw   unusual lee see a   hnve e ie ciml gone,  but   l'i-. Thomas'
lurk brown, navy blue, or .loop reel cotton ter other thin stuff, Eclectric Oil continues tee mniulnin its
flowered, perhaps, into a brighter effect, made up iuto priiie.'ss   position and iucreuse it- sphere of u-e
Iross forms similar to ;c spotted muslin, Thi- i- of dotted fulness each year. It* sterling qualities
lawn, vilh stripe's of Cluny lnce which also forms the side! have brought it to iho front uud kept
bolls. Dark l.ievn wnists, in bine, brown, reel, und sometimes it there, and it can truly bo culled the
in cucumber green, cere also offered feer girls of sixteen en en! nf the people, Tliousunds have bene
under, ntul they cue really practical garments, .-eee,I for Ilic lilted by il uud vcild u-e no other pre
lute summer months, paratlon. THK  HOSMER TIMES
The Utilization of Waste
LAST  yeai   tl      United   Stale.**,  wveil
aboul   fort}   million  dollars in the
utilization of what, up until a few
vi-ars ago, was kuowu ua "waste," and
"t all tue fields 1 ere is uone which
offers greater opportunities at the pre
sent time t<> men of very small as well
km Large capital, than this. The utili; i
tion of wastes is nol au entirely now
idea, ii has attracted u great deal of
attention during lhe past six years, es
oeeially, and its "wonder--' have been
exploited many times - tlie wonders, for
instance, of coal tar ley products, oj ink
made from the rust) hoops of old bar
.. is, of - II i es mude of the limb.- of
trees, and of the remarkable of everything irom hoof to tail i u slaughter
houses. A book mighl be filled with n
;   ■  ,.; -| ■ things now made from one
wor. -- material*;. It is Uiteresl
ing reading-, ami oue wonders if the day
..t magic is at hand, Bui thus far there
bas been very little thai is helpful in
these printed lists. They have shown
•that   can   be done, and   what   is  being
• lone, by the big fellows, bul thai i-
111 The smallei fortune hunters have
not been started, a fad which has givi u
rise to u.suggestinn in the United States
■ 'ongross, for the estabiishmenl of ti
"Utilization of Waste Products'1 de
partmont foi what might be .-ailed the
education of the mas es,
li has been estimated thai .1 huudred
million dollars eould bc saved, or made,
each year by the utilization of wastes
instead of forty million, and l hat such n
departn.cn! as the Department of \|rri
culture, whieh has worked h revolution
in the farming methods of the nation,
rhifl department  would be ol   value nol
■ nly to the large manufacturers and pro
ducers, who are the sole "waste pru
duet " utilizers of today, but would open
mine*- of profit tn thousands of mer
chants, wholesale men, small dealers and
manufacturers, and would open up, ns
well, new fields for men of either small
or large capital. II would show whole
sale dealers how the thousands of bush-
-■Is of fruit whieh spoil ou their hands
each season could be made to pay tho
wages   of   their   working   forces;   how
the great dry g Is merchant eould add
a good percentage to his profits bj
"■tilizing" iu various ways, und it
would show where new by -product busi
nesses could be started and carried on
at. a pro».t in every city. It is pointed
out that practically the only '' utiliza
tion of waste" business with which the
mass of people are acquainted, nud in
whieh they take a part, is that, of old
paper and old rags!
In ii,.- employ ni 1 he Canadian Guv
eminent, the writer spent a pait of last
Tear in a study of the situation between
ihe north shore of Lake Superior and
the Pacific coast. The history ot* the
.States Im.- taught Canada Ihat the con-
nervation of the "surface wealth" of
n country is :i tremendously important
matter, and the government is making
<rreat efforts tn profil by our mistakes.
In spii.* i.r these efforts, milions of
dollars ure being thrown away each
t.'sr in Western Canada—millions of
dollars which American capita] and
•Smeriean   brains  could,   save.
ll may seem a Utile exaggerated when
1 -wy that a hundred fortunes could be
math' today in Canadian sawdust! What
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
were ia tin' lumbering world three or
tour   decades   ago,   immense   areas   of
• 'ana,la are todn ■. I'm hundreds of
miles east a in I wesl ol' the Superior
•fcore the sawmill if ihe life of almosl
every town settlement. Mountains ot'
Mwdust lay everywhere, Sawdusl is a
nuisance, is carted awav al large es
:"' e, is a white elepha nl on I In* lum
ber makers' hands. 1!' a mnn should
appear to any one of the lumber manufacturers tomorrow, and say, "I will
conl met 1 o lake ,-! II 11' your aawdusl
■•ir ten years,'' i )■■■■ owner would be
h-i ghti i t<> give ii  io him i'or hauling
waj. Thoro are not only thousands,
out m llioi - "i i,,]:.. of it. Tin' mills
4n not burn it ia iheir furnaces, as many
\mcrican manufacturers are now doing,
because they have more wood trimmings
: lian i hoy ean use
fcfow (-an tin*, siiwdusl bt* used? Eas
My enough, and profitably enough, too,
A method has now been found whereby
sawdust is easily and cheaply moulded
into briquettes a . hard vs wood itself,
and en p-i ble oi product ng a heat as
iwvrerful as that of coal. Special kinds
of furnaces are now being made for
their use, aiei in these furnaces a Ion
of sawdusl briquettes will givo a heat
»alue 'oily 13 por conl. less thau that of
* ton of coal, ami the briquettes can
bt- made t*> be sold nt from two to Hirer
dollars a ion. Light, ni a fiercer i'i
Hamm ability than either coal or coke,
and burn ng to bnosl no ash, these
briqnel te '-"!.l 1 be .-uld cheaper than
wood for use in thousands of city homes.
In France ii has beeu proved that saw
i\ti ■ ■■ n I,.- 1 urned i" oxt romely profil
Able use ia another way. A tew years
ago whit.' [tine thai now sells for eighty
aud a hundred dollars a thousand feel
could bo pureh,*i sed for fourteen dollars
nl   lumber  hns  nd
ran cod   in   pi iee   i ri   I lie   same   way. and
as    scqui nee g I  furnil ore brings
i price tliat would have staggered the
"■   1 In   of    ii    general ion    -.nu,, nol wilh
* 1 'i'lc-.: its ease ol manufacture. By
mixing sawdusl with glue-water and
lolubte glass, and hydraulienlly pr.
ing it, 11 beaut iful 11 rl ificial wo ":
made, which in Prance is called "bois
durci," and which po 1 11 beauty
of appear tnci 011b in ebnnj rose
wood and nv, lioj
the • ■ papei question " in one
i* 1,at lonnl important - It ha? been
pointed oul 11 hundred times that the
newspaper, magazine nnd popular novel
eader 1 re iponsible fm the going of
our forest s al 11 rate whicl will ■ 1
us   pretty   m trei les*   n   1 en   ■• eai
from now      \i I m auwhile, beeau ■   ol
what  we ean chis.1'   1- nothing less than
l'i.-on1 ce,   tin     [■• ople   of   1 he    Unit. I
"*1 ate* and Canad       1   coolly desl 1
enori ruis -ui'ol> each \ear, Por
strn w. a iif 11 hi ai |.i ocess, i- paper.
Last 3 ear I p oual im thousands
of tons of Htrnw burned h> farmer* on
tho Canadian prairies I saw fifteen
thousand ton* burned al ono time on
the ten thou and ncre lane ot a man
named Meilike, ,,t Duudorn. in s,*i iknl
chew an. Twenty million tons were
burned bet ,voon \Vintiipi u and the coast!
Por week H prairh mi lie vasl wheal
>   wing rej were ablaze with burn
ing stack :;t night, The valui of I h 11 e
stacks, in paper, would be tremendous,
nnd the figure would he doubled by
those whicli nre burned   1   tin   ■'■ -■ -i< ■ 1
States.    Scattered evenly ovi r the grain
fields the burned    traw   ■ oul I not 1
total loss, ns it would be ".    1
lnce to the soil; hut burned  n
in   bug<     ll icll      .a*   '' winrow    "it    lo
more injury than g I lo Mie   '<:! under
Opportunities  i'or  making  money
the  Utilization   nl   wastes  are   not   only
found in Canada, "i  course, but  for "he
young man wilh small capital the Dom
men is richest in those opportunitie,
just   now;   and   1   frankly   wish   ihat   1
»iijfit impress upon a thousand or two
I of   11 e-f   youi   '   men   a   little   ot'   u hat
can   be done   Wi  Canada*!  "'waste  tim
i her ''  lauds.     The  Hundreds  of sawmills
■ I have mentioned, the building of .great
railroads, and the increasing demand for
lumber   i'roin   every   point   has   brought
about   an   unusual   and   interesting  con   I
dition   iu   Canadian   forest    lauds.     So;
great  has been the demand, and so pro
Stable has been the business, that  lum ,
boring has been Ue rage with the little
fellows  n-   well   a--   with   ihe   big  one*
during the past six 01 -even years.    As
a   consequence   thousands   ui   settlers,
largeh  foreign, have taken up settlors'
claims   on   homesteads,   working   their
three years' homestead duties solely fori
the timber on I lie iamb    A homesteader
will   take   100  acres,  and   preempt   an
oilier    Hil),   and   after   he   has   skimmed
ovor his land, taking oil' only the best
and   tno-t   profitable   of   his   timber,   he
is   ready   to  "-move*'—that   in,  to  sell
his homestead and take up another.     By
the time he has  worked  his three years
and    has   received   his   deed    from   the
Government.  he  has  made  a   snug sum
with   ties,   pulpwood   and   logs,   and   is
willing te sell  for a song in order that
he   may   begin   a I!   ovor  again.    These
••ent  ■■:.'" homesteads are still covered
with   small   forest   timber,   and   in   the
States would  be considered  very  vain
abb*.    Ten yeurs from  imw,  when  Can
adian timber will be worth four or live
time-,   what   it   is   now,   these   "waste"
horn est ads wil!  be  worth  fortunes,    In
the immense areas oi' rocky nnd iintill
able  count rv along the  north  shore of
.Superior these second class timber lands
tan   lie  picked   up at   from   two to  four
dollars mi acre, and so confident   is the
writer • <'' their future values that he has |
already    invested    in    fifteen    huudred
acres  of them,  and  the  writer,  be  it
definitely understood, is a "small enpi ;
tal"   man.    Over   hundreds   of   square
miles east, west and south  of  Port   Ar •
ihur.   second   growth   birch,   from   three j
in six inches in diameter, grow so thick|
that  they   run   from   three  to  four  thou
sand t rees to tho acre.    Birch is one of
the hardest and most valuable of woods
—being  11   competitor   for   flooring.     A
few  yenrs hence Ihis second-growth, or
"waste" timber Innd, will be the most
valuable land  in  Canada, and  today  it
may be picked up iu small pieces by tlie
small investor for almost nothing. If
it were in lnrgo bloeks the young Plan
With a few hundred or a f*'W thousand
dollars would have absolutely no chance.
The big timber interests kuow what the
future of this second growtli is to be
and are quick to secure th-' large tracts,
but. it lines not pay them to take on
fhe smaller pieces. And each of those
smaller and isolated sections, nnd there
are thousands of them, means a snug
little fortune to the man with a small
amount of money.
In   the   United   Slates there  are him j
drods of ways iu  whieh  money  is made I
i'i   the   i.itli'/atioi    1 E   wn '■■• -■ mosl   of
them  thus  far   being  in  the   h;  ids  of
moneyed men, like millionaire manufacturers, packers, steel producers, and so!
on.    The  "poor   man's  opportunities"
have nol  yet   been tuken advantage of.
Today, for instance, tliere is scarcely a,
city   of  any  size   iu   the   United   States'
where   a   man   with   from   two   to   live1
thousaud dolllurs at liis command could |
not sei up a by-product factory in waste
fruit    thai   would   pay   him   large   divi
dends   on   his   money.     Each   wholesale,
dealer, every smnll store man and comer
fruit stand proprietor loses a large per
centage  of  his  fruit.     Each   day  1 here
could be collected from lliem thousands
• »i  ine'.';- of decaying fruit, or fruit so
near ihe "danger line" that they would 1
gladly   sell   it   for   practically   nothing.'
Thi,-, frail i.- valuable, some of it almost
as    valuable   as   when    sold    for   sound-
fruit,    When putrid and rotting cheese,
reacting  on   sugar,  or  distilled   rancid
butt  1. i rented wii li alcohol and sulphuric acid, yields an acceptable oil of pine
apples; when the  waste corks of Paris,
cat igh 1    in   the   grating   of   sewers,   are
gathered nnd transformed into vinegar;
when  a  stench  may be turned  into tin1
sweetesl  of perfumes, am!  vile-smelling
fusel "il in'o oil of apples, oil of pears,
aud oil of grapes, it  i*^ no wonder that 1
"waste" fruit, containing ibe real, instead of the imitation " oils,'" should be
valuable.    What, .a large wholesale fruit |
merchant has carted away from his back |
door as "waste" would pay the salaries}
of his employees if turned into vinegar,]
"s,'' and each  ui Uieso
d bc up to thc highest
Pure  Pood  regulations. ;
a chemically harmless |
for binding their grain, at the enormous
coot of from $130 t" $180 per ton. lt
is now found that an excellent twine
can be made from ordinary marsh grass
and from the coin mon "wire egram
which grow- abundantly over millions of
a,-ies of western country, Au Iowa man
was the nr-t to go into the business.
He built hls small twine factory oil the
edge ot a large waste of marsh land,
and last year made over a hundred tons
of the twine, whieh he sold for $75 a
ton, putting the trust prices in half and
still making a very large profit. Il
takes loss thau two tons of the grass
to make a ton nf twine, and as thc
manufacturing process is nnt an expen
sive one. it i» not difficult to see the
opportunities which this new industry
offers. The twine problem is one that
has been made a national issue, and as
a man in Calgary recently said to me.
"There is enough wire and marsh grass
in this country to put the binder twine
trust out of business." This man makes
the twine for his own 15,000 acres of
grain land, and finds a quick market for
the rest of his product among neigh
boring fanners, lie has now a scheme
umbr way for b'dlding several factories
in good marsh yrass localities. Marsh
grass will go at lea.st four tons to tin'
acre, so that a 100 acre bit of marsh
will yield about 220 tons of twine—a
sufficient product to make a factory of
this kind a good money maker.
Along the Atlantic, the Pacific and the
Gulf of Mexico millions of tons of seaweed are easl up by the waves. It is
often four or five feet in depth,-and iu
Prance, where some ot' it is now being
used, it is found that it will gather
best where large stones are placed within tide mark on sandy shores. In this
country and the United States there i-.
us yet little t nought of putting sea
weed to use, and yet il is one of the
tiehest and most productive of all
"wastes." One ton will produce eight
pounds of iodine, large quantities of
chloride of potassium, four to ten gal
Ions of volatile oil, three or four gallons
of naptba, and 250 to 4011 pounds of
sulphate of ammonia. Only about
per tent, of the total mass is actual
waste, and the remaining 30 per cent,
in each ton is worth between $25 and
$40. 'I'he highest value is reached when
it is turned into goloso, or vegetable
Science, lhe wizard of lhe century,
touches witii liis fairy wand the black,
viscid coal tar from the gas retorts, and
from the 1 40 pounds of gus-tar in a ton
of coal Science today makes aniline
dyes numbering over two thousand distinct shades. Of medicines, antiseptics,
hypnotics and fever allaying preparations it furnishes quinine, antipyrine,
at ropine, morphine, oxalgine, Bomnal,
salol, eliloralamide, hypnol, and u host
of others, li furnishes perfumes—helio-
tropiuo, clove, queen of the meadows,
cinnamon, bitter almonds, vanillin, cam
phor, wintergreen nnd thymol, It has
given to the world bellite and picrite,
two powerful explosives. It supplies
more than twenty flavoring extracts; is
the housekeeper's ally, with benzine and
naptha, the insectides; supplies the
fanner with ammoniul fertilizers, and
has given tn the photographer his two
developers, hydro-quinine nnd likonogen.
It yields paraffin, crcosoto and pitch;
material i'or artificial paving; saccharin,
a substauee ii'"' times sweeter than
sugar, lt give.-, us lampblack, material
for red inks, lubricating oils, varnish,
rosin, almost our ent ire supply of am
inonia, and other things whon
would till n  page.
Not many years ago, when a
was killed, l'i per cent, of th
wus waste. Today nothing is lost ''but
its dying breath." The blood is used in
refining sugar and Btzing paper, or i->
manufactured into dour knobs and but
tons. The hide goes to the tanner;
horns and hoofs become combs and buttons; thigh bones, worth $80 a ton. make
handles for brushes; forelegs gq into
collar buttons, parasol handles and
"jewelry." Water in which the bones
are boiled is reduced to glue; dust from
sawing bones is food for poull rv a ml
cattle, and tlie smallest bones are
made into bone-black. Each foot
yields a quarter of a pint of neat's-
foot oil: tne tail makes soup, while the
brush of hair nt the end of the tail
goes i-> ihe mattress maker. The undigested food in Ihe stomachs of the
freshly killed animals, and which il formerly cost Chicago packers $30,000 a
year to remove and destroy, is made
into paper.
It is true, a.- a great authority says,
that today "there is a 'gold mine' not
so very far from every hust ling, brainy,
ambitious young mun in North America"—and many of these "mines" may
be  found  in the utilizing of "wastes."
'd    there;    but    things   did    uot j
be  gning  righl.  so  he  'jpent'd j
seem   t     _.   0      __0_
the window nnd booked out
The snow plow was goue!
Dad  stopped,  got   down, and   walked
up  to  the  pilot   and   felt  of the  drawbar   before   he   could   convince   himself,
of this incredible fact.   Then he .started!
back slowly, he and his fireman keeping
a   sharp   lookout    nn   both   side-.      !!,*
backed up all lhe way to Field without j
finding  any  trace  nf  the  lost   plow  or'
its crew.    It   was  bo  astonishing that1
Dad  went into the telegraph otlice audi
asked if anyone could tell him whether!
he really had started out with a  snow!
plow or not.
With a volunteer searching-party in
'the cab, Dad started up the Hill again
, in   quest   of   the   lost   plow.     .Near   the1
: west   portal  of  ihe tunnel a  voice was j
j heard.      Tommy    Cod    was   discovered 1
I .floundering laboriously up the Hill, be-
[ wailing   his   hard    fate   with   many   a ,
j picturesque invective.    The snow-plow,
he  reported,   was  lying  at   the   river's)
edge three hundred  feet  below.    When |
it had left tho rails he had been thrown ■
out of tho cupola window on to a rock,
from   which   he  ricochetted  to another, I
from   which   be   went   bouncing  down j
the   Hill   in   a   series  nf  graceful   para- j
bolus with the snow-plow in lmt pursuit, I
until  both landed  in a  deep drift from
which  he had great difficulty  iu  escap j
ing.     None   of   the   crew   was   hurt   to
speak  of, but they  would  all  be  much j
obliged   to  any   oue   who   would   kindly j
dig them out.
dust how that snow plow came to.
leave the track, and how it managed toj
disappear without attracting the attention of • the engineer or fireman on
the locoraot ive behind it is a mystery j
that no one on the Canadian Pacific 1
has ever boon able to solve.
More   frequently   the   down   trip  was
the excitiug one in spite of innumerable j
precautions.       Three    or    four    safety!
switches   were   set    iu   the   main   line, I
wliich   were  never opened  until the en-1
giueer signaled  that   he  was coming in
good  order at a  speed  less  than  eight
miles   an   hour.      By   those   switches   a
train exceeding the limit was turned on 1
to   short   linos   up   the   mountain   side, j
where wrecks could take place without
hindering traffic, but the circumstances j
of their operation were not always foreseen.
One day in January, 1900, for instance, an engine coming down the Hill
with only a caboose got beyond control
just below tho first safely switch. As
soon as he realized that his engine was
running nway, the engineer decided to
get. oft' nnd walk; pausing long enough
to yank the throttle open as he yelled
at iiis fireman, he lot himself fall out of
his window. Tho engine was already
reversing in order to use the water
brakes; whon steam was admitted to
the cylinders thc drivers began to spin
impotently backward, thus increasing
Iheir holding power as the engine shot!
down the mountain nt a speed which
increased every instant. The conductor'
and brakeman lost no time in following
the example of 1 he engineer and fire
man by disembarking with more celerity than dignity. As everything had
been done that could be done, it would
have been folly not to jump.
A runaway on a 4.5 per cent, grade
can cover nine-tenths of a mile, the
distance between safety-switches, in a
very short time. The switch tender,
seeing the runaway tearing down the
mountain with the drivers encircled by
by-products won
' ::•   [0 rd   Of  the
Decay in fruit i
chai 'j'1.
In  another  way  there are  opportimi- ■
ties for smnll capital in the shcop-rnis-
Ing districts of the  railed  stales and j
Canada,      Not    many   years   ago   gold;
"wash"  waa  a   waste;   today   it   yields
.1 treasure.   It has been found now thai
when a .-keep is washed the dirty water;
which has cleansed the woo! is of considerable  value, and  that  il   will yield!
a  "wool  fat"  fifteen  per cent, as groat
as the wool ou the sheep,   from this fat ,
five valuable pn.duels are secured, used
as  the   bases   for  ointments,  co undies,
and fiber lubricants,   In Prance this by-
producl   is calh d  "suint," and  in that |
country    "sheep washing"  hns    'given
birth   i"  an   industry   which   is  almosl
111.known   in   ihis   country,   although   ul
method for extracting the fat  from the
wash  water  has now  been  patented in
the  United -■states.    Experiments have
shown thai   from sixty to eighty cents';
worth  nf  fal   ean  be  secured  to every:
hundred pounds "f wool thai  is washed,
and  that  this can bc secured  twice a
year from thc same sheep,    Most of the
great sheep breeders do not shear thoir
I animal--. Iml sell thom to Eastern buyers
' ■ with   the   wool  on."     Cf a   few  enter-
prising  opportunity   seekers   would   go
West and wnsh these sheep they would
lind   themselves   opening   up   a   paying:
In only   a very few cities of the world '
is garbage made of value today.   What j
the "wastes"  of  tho  American   house
wife may be made to yield in cash has
I recently   been   demonstrated   by   Paul
Bruet., 0 German, in London,   Rruet says!
that   he  started   on   $1,200.     |fe   began
burning garbage in large vertical cylin-
'dors, surrounded  by steam jackets, and!
evaporated the 7-" per cent, of water in
garbage.     Tin    fatty   substances   were;
[dissolved, and as a result of the process I
he produced a fertilizer whicli is worth
$15 n  ton.    So successful  were his first)
operations that he started a small com-1
on  a capital  of $10,000, and  last !
vcar   this   $10,000   investment   made   a
profit of $10,000.   The fertilizer question
bi ,'   i'e I he United Slates today,
nd   there  Is  a  steadily  increasing de
for -SO   great   a   demand,   in ]
fact, that n thousaud fortunes might bo
nut of A meriean cif ies and towns
manufactured fertilizer and
still not lesson ihe demand.
lit many places throughout Iho United
States, md especially in the Canadian
North west, there nre splendid opportunities for the wideawake man to make
money in the establishment of a new
kind of twine making faidories. Farm
ers are now ming q homp or jule twine
WHEN Dr. .rames Hector was ox- i
ploriag the western slopes of the I
Rocky Mountains in British Co-j
liimbia, lie unopened i<* pass too near
to the heels of on ill-tempered eayuse.
The animal, probably not realizing the
future significance of his action, kicked
the explorer with such vehemence as to
break three of his ribs and apparently
kill him. So convinced were the Indian!
guides of Doctor Hector's demise that
they dug a grave near a mountain torrent and were proceeding to bury him j
when he recovered enough to protest I
against any undue haste. When at last
Doctor Hector was able to travel, he
investigated the course of the stream!
near which his premature grave had
been dug and found the pass to the west
I'or which lie had sought earlier in vain.
After him the Hudson Bay put n trail
through, which was followed years]
later by the Cnuadian Pacific Railway.
Doctor [rector's experience with the
eayuse was. however, only a prelimin
ary to incidents of whieh "The I3ig
Hill." as railroad engineers know it,
was the scene, The grade core varied]
between ','i.n an.l I,.1) per ccni. for an
eight mile stretch. Four engines were
required to haul a train up, and on tho
way down the trainmen walked alongside, to be sure that the brakes were
nol ''heating" or wheels sliding. The
very first train down, writes 0. F.
Carter in ''The World's Work," run
away, climbed n curve, and plunged
into the rivor below, and "it was
counted a vory dull day when something as original as it was startling
did not happen,"
It was here that Engineer Dad Amos
achieved the truly remarkable feat of
losing a snow plow. Anyone who has
over seen a wing-plow will concede that
something akin to a genius would be
required to lose such an unwieldy
piece of property, for it weighs about
forty tons, is about the size of a boxcar, and has wings that cut a swath
sixteen fee\. wide through the snowdrifts.
Dad started up the hill with Tommy
Cod Conger as lookout in the cupola of
the snow-plow and tiie usual crew inside
to work iho wings and Sanger. He
bowled along at lhe usual speed for a
couple of miles, with the usual clouds
oij snow fiung back against the cab
windows and obscuring the view. He
know by instinct whon he reached the
tunnel, two miles and a quarter from
Field, aud there ho eased up on the
throttle and tho cut-off, When hn emerged from the tunnel he "dropped
her down" and opened tho throttle for
the   encounter   with   tho   drifts   to   be
halos  of  fire, leapt
tied toward tho riv
The engine broke awny 1
caboose just above tho switch. Being
light and having its brakes sot to tlie
limit of effectiveness, tho caboose slowed down the instant it was released
frnm the heavy locomotive. The engine
ran up Oil the spur to the very end.
Tho forward trucks even went off the
rails a distance of si.\ feet before the
runaway came to a standstill, All Ihis
lime the driving wheels were turning
backward to the accompaniment of a
violent sputter from the exhaust. When
the engine came to a standstill, the
great wheels had thoir first chance to
get a good grip on the rusty rails. After
a pause that seemed hardly perceptible
to the spectators at a construction
camp just below, the engine pulled its
I rucks back "ii the rails, then, under
the Cull head of steam, rushed backward
down the steep incline toward the caboose whicli was loitering al the switch.
There was n crash as one hundred
and ll fly four Ions of steel leapt upon
the helpless little caboose. There was
uol enough of the caboose left to provide souvenirs for tho crew. As for
the engine, it contrived to derail a
tender truck and so to bring the in
cident to a close with minimum dolay to
To Engineer dim my Fidlor belongs
the doubtful record of having ridden
a runaway engine the length of the
Hill, The railroad officials evidently
thought the credit wasn't Jimmy's,
Jimmy stalled down the Pug Hill ono
summer day a dozen years ago with a
light engine. He let the engine get
away from him and found himself approaching tho first safety switch at
much more than the eight miles an hour
prescribe.! by the time-card for light
engines. The lunaway was already
reversed to use the water brake, so all
that Jimmy could do was tn attempt
an emergency application of the airbrake and give it sand. Having done
this without producing any visible
effect, Jimmy turned to the fireman
with a sickly grin and shouted:
"Here goes for  Field!"
lie reached for the whistle lever and
sounded four imperious yelps to inform
the switch tender that he wanted tho
main line. Fearing that the signal
might not be taken seriously, Jimmy
repeated il and then gave it a third
and a fourth time. The switch tender
save that the approaching engine was
unmistakably running away, and the
rules warned him in big, black-faced
typo that under such circumstances he
was to leave the switch sot. fnr the spur
to trap the runaway. But hero was a
man clearly gning to destruction who
wanted tn meet liis fate nn tho main
line. As between obeying the rules
and humoring a dying man, the switch*
lender allowed Jimmy to tear down Iho
main line, sounding a continuous succession nf signals to the next switch
Such frantic reiteration was not to
bo disregarded. Number two switch
tender obeyed the command, then num
ber three did the same. The three pro
foundry astonished switch tenders gazed
open-mouthed after a trail of smoke disappearing in the distance. Tho sound
Of a whistle came faintly up from the
direction of the smoke, for Jimmy seemed to nave formed the habit,
The fireman's first impulse had been
to jump, but tho rocks looked hard, and
Jimmy's grin caused him to hesitate
until ho had become too terrified to act.
The engine look tho sharp curves with
a violence that called for tho fireman's
undivided attention to keep from being
thrown against the boiler-head and having his brains knocked, nut. As for
Jimmy, the grin had frozen upon his
lace. Tie sat upon his seat-box staring
straight ahead, working the whistle-
lever like an automaton.
Two miles and a quarter from Field
is a tunnel which marks the bottom of
the steep grade. On emerging frnm this
tunnel tho runaway began to respond to
tho efforts that had boen made to stop
it. Then the two men recovered their
self-possesMon and looked nut upnn the
bright wnrld in pleased surprise at find
ing themselves still ui  it.
When they reached Field the fireman,
with an earnestness born of conviction,
assured the excited group awaiting
them that they had come down the Hill
at a rate of ISO miles an hour. The
unemotional records, however, showed
that the actual time consumed in covering the eight miles from Hector to
Field, including a stop below the tunnel was seventeen minutes. Even this
seemed to Jimmy Fidler a feat to be
vaunted, for no engine had ever made
the Big Hill in such fast time; and, it
may* be added, none has ever done it
since, for the average engineer is thank
ful for the time allowance of forty-two
minutes for light engines.
The company, though, did not reciprocate Jimmy 's sentim >nts. Instead
of being dismissed in the usual way.
Jimmy was discharged by wire; and as
if that action wero not quick enough,
the message was marked "rush."
guide   in   I he   Adirondacks,   is
credited with being the inventor
of a new bread recipe which is to be
tried in the United States army. Its
groat advantage is that it will keep
indefinitely,    The directions:
.Make a sponge about three or four
0'clock in the afternoon by adding a
cake of yeast foam (which has previous*
ly been softened in a littlo water) to a
batter made of a tablespoonfiil of mashed potato and a pint of water iu which
tlie potato has boon boiled, with sufficient good bread Hour stirred in so that
the batter will drop from the spoon,
not run as a liquid. Let this rise in a
warm [dace, after giving it a good beat
ing, until about nine or ten o'clock at
night (the lighter it gets the better);
then add a pint of lukewarm water, a|
t .iblespoonful of salt, a tablespoonfiil I
of sugar, and a bit: of lard the size of
a hickory nut, though the bread will
be as good, perhaps,  if Ihis is omitted.
If a broad mixer is used, put all these
ingredients into it and add three quarts
of flour, measured before sifting, first
deducting therefrom the amount used
in making the sponge in the afternoon;
mix, or, if a mixer is not used, knead
with the hands until when poked with
the finger-tip it seems elastic and does
not stick to the linger. Cover, and let
rise over night in a warm place (75
degrees. 1 and in the morning turn out
on :i board and pound with the back of
an ax for twenty minutes, working in
all the flour you possibly can. Then
roll out about an inch thick with a roll
ing pin and cut into squares of about
two inches, place on a greased baking
sheet, such as cookies are baked on. and
lot   rise until nearly twice their height.
Hake ubout half an hour in u moderately hot oven, and then leave in a
wanning oven or about the stove some
where to dry out thoroughly for a day
or two. Keep in a dry pluce, and when
wanted to uso roll one over once or
twice in cold wnter, drain carefully
from one corner, place on a plate, and in
a short time il will puff up much larger
and seem like freshly baked bread.
MANY of the forest folk nre very
fond of music and seem to take
as much pleasure in it as we do
ourselves. A young blucjay at one
time spent two montns as a gnes! in my
homo. We all know wdiat harsh voices
the jays have, hid any one ever hear
a jay sing a sweet, tuneful little song,
1 wonder? asks a writer in the Nashville
Visitor. While the small -jay lived with
me it was my custom to practise singing
for half an hour every morning. No
sooner had 1 seated myself at the piano
and struck a few chords than "J J"
hopped over the doorsill and settled
himself on the rung ni a nearby chair.
He listened with rapt attention, and
after a few days he tried a bit of song
himself. At first 1 had to stop and
laugh, his performance wns so amusing;
but after a few weeks' practise he could
sing very sweetly—not exactly the
tunes he heard, but little ones that he
made up as he went along. If any
noises pleased him he began to sing.
A heavy thunder-shower or the whirr of
the sewing machine always moved him
to express his delight in song.
Moro than two hundred years ago a
young violinist. Isidore Rerthaume, was
obliged to practise on his violin many
hours daily. Ono day he saw a spider
peeping at him from its crack in the
wall. Soon it ventured forth, and every
day it grew a little bolder, drawn irresistibly by the sweet sounds from
Isidore's   fiddle.
At last oue day the boy had the groat
pleasure of seeing tho spider take its
place on his bow arm. Presently his
stepmother, coming into the room and
seeing the spider, killed it with a blow
of her slipper, Tho death of his pet
was such a blow to the boy that he
fell fainting on the floor, and was ill
for three months afterwards.
When the great herds of cattle on
tho plains become restless the cowboys
sing them to sleep, and often prevent
a stampede in that way. They say that
the steers are especially fond of "My
Bonnie," "Lnrenn,'' and ' 'The Tow-
boy 's Lament.
Squirrels and mice are ardent music-
lovers. Dr. Conet tells us that one day
while strolling in the woods he sang an
air from an Italian opera, and chancing!
to look around he saw a number of j
squirrels all listening with delight to his
song. The next time ynu take a woodland ramble try singing a few songs;
or if you play a (lute or fiddle, play a
fow tunes and see what effect It has
upon your littlo forest friends.
The Lighthouse
By Joseph  Ivors Lawrenc
A FRENCH magazine writer, who has
been  looking into tho subject of
freak newspapers, things flint one
of   the   most   reinurkable   of   these   was
Tho Laminaria, published In Madrid.
The ink with which it wus printed contained a small percentage uf phosphorus, so that the letters wore visible and
the paper could bo read in the dark.
Next aftor this ho finds remarkable Iho
ease of The Regal, printed with an ink
guaranteed nnn-poisnnnus on thin sheets
of dough. Aftor absorbing all the in
formation the sheet contained, one j
could eat it, thus deriving from it nour- ■
ishment for mind and body. The pub- j
lishor of a new Parisian journal. Lo
liien Ktre, promised to all subscribers
for forty consecutive years a pension
and free burial. In spite of tthe induce-
ment subscribers wore so few that the
paper died in a month. Tt was followed
shortly nfter by a paper called Le
Mouchoir—tho handkerchief. It was
printed on paper such as tho sn-called
Japanese napkins aro made of, and
might he used In case tho reader forgot
or lost his handkerchief. It did not last
long. At two different French seaside
resorts newspapers called the Courier
des ttaigneurs (M Bather's Courier*')
and La Xaiade, were printed on waterproof paper. The Inducement was that
the bather could take his paper into the
sea with him and road while he enjoyed
his bath.
MAL'V SPAULDING Bat upon the
string piece of the wharf, looking pensively over the fleet of
catboats and dories whicli bobbed about
with the lazy rollers of the incoming
tide. Fnr outside the harbor a motor
boat glided into view from around the
point, and the girl fixed her bright eyes
upon it with unmistakable interest.
Prom the beach came the sound of a
man whistling. As the whistler came
near and paused at the little wharf, the
girl scowled and looked around almost
"Hello, Mary!" said the man softly.
"What aro yuu doing here all alone.'''
"I'm waiting for Mr. Trent," said
the girl, a bit loftily. "lie's going to
take me nut iu his launch. How are
you, Prank?"
"Oh, I'm all right," sighed the man;
" Yept 1 don't see you very much now,
Mary. Since you got in with swell society, you don't havo time for your old
friends, do you?"
' * Vou 're jealous,'' she said, with mild
indignation. "It seems to bother you
all to see me having a good time."
" 'Tain't tbat, Mary," he protested
soberly, '' Vou know I M rather see you
having a good time than anything else
I know of. But you're gning to be
mighty lonesome when all these city
people go back. They'll all be through
with you then, and it 'll be mighty hard
for you to come down to our way o*
living again."
"Sly friends won't be through with
me when they go back to the city," she
replied a little crossly. "Some of them
have asked me to como and seo them
this winter."
The man hung his head and sighed.
"1 do'n 't believe you'll ever marry
me now, Mary," ho said dully.
The girl swung her dangling foot over
the water and looked out at the motor
boat, which  was drawing nearer.
"Why, really, Frank, I don't have
much time to consider such things, you
"I've about given up," Frank said.
"Vou used to be happy all tho time,
and easy to please, until you got so
bound up in pianos and phonographs,
aud then automobiles and launches and
things. I guess it ain't any moro use,
Mary. Vou 'd just about die, living
alone with me in the lighthouse; au
that's all I know how to do. ,1 cau al
ways keep a light going and everything
ship-shape, but 1 couldn't go to work
an' learn to be a city chap now; I'd
be lost out Of a lighthouse. So there
it is you want a nice place with all
the fixings, ami all I've got to ofi'er you
is a whitewashed hnuse on a rock, with
a dory tn run back and forth to market
Mary got up off the string-piece, and
furtively smoothed hor skirt and patted
her fluffy hair.
"Here's Mr, Trent," she said.
"I guess that's my answer," mutter
od  tho  lighthouse  keeper.
"Hello!" cried Trent gaily, as the
boat came alongside tho wharf, and
then ho looked carelessly at the other
man and said, "Mood morning," a bit
"Morning, sir." said the other, and
turned away with bowed head and list
less  feet.
"That's the chap that keeps the
lighthouse, isn't   it?" asked Trent.
" Ves," said tho girl.
"Friend of yours?" he asked dryly.
"Known him nil my life," sho answered, frowning slightly. '' lie '•$ a
mighty good man."
'■ He must be, 'said Trent. "A man
would have to be pretty good, or n good
deal of a clam, to hold down a job like
that year iu and year out. Most chaps
would drink themselves to death the
first year, cooped up on a rock like
"Are wo gning?" asked the girl im-(
" 'Course we're going!" he laughed,
and helped hor down into tho boat.
Toward evening, after the sun had,
gone down, the motor boat returned to
the wharf. The man nnd the girl got,
out and stood silent for a moment, looking at the dark bank of clouds along
the horizon. The girl's face was flushed, nud she seemed on the verge of
tears. The man was nervous, and he
frowned us with vexation,
"There aren't ninny girls fhat would
think twice about such a chance," In-
grumbled. "Mind, I'm not holding
myself up as a paragon, but I've got
all tho things that make a woman happy, T tTuoss; and it isn't every woman
that gets a chance at them."
"You mighl give me a little timo to
think.'' pleaded the girl.
"It ought not to take any timo at
all," he replied grufily. "I'm going
back to the city tonight fnr<i few dnys,
and I want my answer now. I'm not.
used to waiting for things T want, anyway.
The girl shook her head nnd twisted
hor  fingers  together  desperately.
"It's all enmo sn sudden." she said.
"It's only fair to both of us that I
should take time to think. I 've always
lived right hero, you know, and I never
thought about going away. Think how
surprised nil my old friends would be."
"The lighthouse janitor, for instance," taunted the man.
"Don't speak like that!" she warned
hiin. "Frank has always been a gnnd
friend to mo."
"By Jove!" He laughed disagreeably. "Perhaps you're in love with
the honest lighthouse mun. Thnt would
be a romantic life for a girl, wouldn't
it .' Living in two whitewashed rooms,
with about as much furniture as a jailbird has; and cooking the keeper's porridge for him throe hundred and sixty-
five days in the yoar. Once in ten years
you might got somo ono to tend the
lamp while you ■went, up to Boston, to
look in the shop windows and go to the
theatre. My, but that would be living!
And now you're having n bad time over
the thought of taking up with me and
tho best house in tho city, and servants
and dresses, and jewelry, and horses,
and automobiles! "
"It's gning to rain and blow," said
the girl huskily.    "Let's hurry homo."
Tho waves wore already snapping
about the wharf, and" the wind was
howling   ominously.
"The squall is here," said Trent, as
a few big raindrops fell, "WoM be
soaked before we could get to your
liouse.    Come in horo."
Ho took her hand and drew hor into
an oysterman's shack at thc side of tho
wharf. Presently the rain boat upon
the roof and swopt around them in
floods; tho wind roared with the soa,
and made tho timbers of the shack and
whrtrf groan and creak dismally. Darkness closed about them like a suddenly
lowered curtain. The girl shivered, not
only because sho was cold, but: from a
vague dread of the man with whom she
wns stunding Ihero in a narrow, dark
"Poor little gH!" said Trent, wilh
an effort at tenderness. "You're shaking with the cold," and he put his arms
arouud her and hold her close to him.
'' Don 't! " she cried fearfully.
"Please don t do that, Mr. Trent!"
•She tried to push him from her and
free herself, but he laughed and .still
held her.
'' You 're going to kiss me, Mary,''
h!1 whi.spered suddenly, "and tell rne
that you're going right to tho city with
me tonight to marry me. Vou might aa
well answer now; you know well enough that you've too much sense to refuse me, but you wanted to hold off a
while.    Say  'yes,*  Mary!"
"Let me go! " she protested.
Within, she wondered fearfully if tkoi
man were not right. Had she not al V
ready accepted his offer of wealth and
social position, deep down in her heartf
She shrank frnm his embrace with repugnance, but her feminine mind flash
ed rapidly over the strange circumstances of the case.
For her pretty face and winsomonoss,
this man offered her more wealth and
power than her young mind could readily grasp. Of the quality of his lore
she dared not think, but his name wai
ono to conjure with, and the title " Mrs.
Trent" would be like a [latent of nobility among the simple people of her
native village. She saw herself surrounded with magnificence, as if it wore
already assurod.
Then her mind flitted to the alter
native, and it looked dull enough. Long,
dreary winters among the tisher-folk,
uncouth men nnd slatternly women;
nothing but rocks and sand, and the soa,
and harsh storms through all the years
of her life. Sho resisted her companion's embrace loss strongly.
"Mary!" ho cried, feeling her yield.
He clasped her closer, and kissed ho.fr
lips hotly and passionately. She thre^
nut her arms and struggled against hint,
but he laughed aloud and held her with*
brutal firmness, while he kissed her
roughly again and again. She cried ont
in terror, and looked into tho surrounding darkness for some sign of help.
The rain still camo down in sheets, and
the sky was black. Not even the early
evening lights of tho near-by houses
cnuhl be soon through the stormy
And fhe blackness was in her soul.
She felt dishonored and undone. This
man, who seemed like some rude animal
as sho strove with him, was conquering
her with his superior strength and cunning. Her head swayed backward limply; and as she looked at the shadowy
figure of her captor a faint light suddenly flashed upnn hil
ating it but slightly, one
a leering mouth and gle
She turned her head quickly to see
whence came the light, ami then sh«
started convulsively as she beheld a
pure whito beam of light piercing the
angry darkness, liko a keen, bright
sword penetrating the armor o
"See!    See!   ' she cried  wild!
out knowing why.
The man started nervously and followed the. gesture of her hand with his
face,  illumin-
igh to show her
earning, horrible
v, w i t h -
"Ah!" he muttered hoarsely. "
is the lighthouse!"
She gaf hered nil her st rengl h
freed herself from him wilh a ■
desperate  effort,
"Yes, yes!" she almost shrieked, in
an ecstasy of relief and triumph. " H '»
the lighthouse! It's the ligHt that
never fails—that saves ships, and pen-
pie, and sometimes souls—it's faithful
noss, and hope, and love, and purity;
and it's stronger than all the storms
and darkness! It's my light, and it's
my love and life!     I'm going to il!"
Sho ran out fearlessly into the beating
rain and disappeared in tho darkness.
The man stood motionless in the shelter
of the shack—silent, though he knew
not why.
DR. SAMUKL JOHNSON (1709-1784)
expressed  himself ou  the  subject
of spelling reform   in  the  following   words,   printed   in   lhe   preface   of
his dictionary:
"In examining the orthography of
any doubtful word, tho mode of spelling
by which it is inserted in the series
of the dictionary is to be considered as
that, to which T give, perhaps not often
rashly,  the  preference In  this
pnrt of Hie work, where caprice has
long wantoned without control, and
vanity sought praise by petty reform
tion, I have endeavored to proceed wiJ|]
a scholar's reverence for antiquity, an
a grammarian's regard lo the genius
of our tongue. I havo ai tempted few
alterations, and among those few, perhaps tho greatest part is from fhe
modern to the ancient practise; and I
hope I may bo allowed to recommend to
those whoso thoughts have been, perhaps, employed too anxiously on verbal
singularities, nut to disturb, upon narrow views, or for minute propriety, tho
orthography of their fathers; It ha*
boen assorted that for the law to br
known is of more importance that to be
"This recommendation of steadiness
and uniformity does not proceed from
an opinion that particular combinations
of letters have much influence on human
happiness; or that truth may not-be successfully taught by modes of spelling
fanciful and erroneous. I am not yet so
lost in lexicography as to forget that
words are the daughters of earth, and
that things aro the sons of heaven.
Language is only the instrument of
science, and words aro signs of ideas;
I wish, however, that the instrument,
might be loss apt to decay, and that>a-
signs might bo permanent." [fk
F0H muny vpnrs it was thought that
plants required intervals of rest
from llio light, juBt cis pceople. nnd
that their growth was facilitated by it;
but some years ago Siemeens performed
**.n experiment whieh elisproved this
theory. It, also showed the* effect of the
electric- light on plant growtli during
daytime. Siemens put two enormous
electric arcs of about fivo thousand
candle-power in his greenhouse. He
planted wheat, pease, beans, barley,
oats, cauliflower, different varieties of
berries, and some flowering plants. He
found Ihat effects favorably comparable with sunlight wero produced on
the plants without exception—that the
green constituent of all vegetables was f
produced, and that fruit aud vegetables \
rich in flavor aud luscious in taste were
grown. He found that if the plants
were subjected to tho sunlight during
the winter day and electric light during
the nighte the growth was much hastened and the fruit produced at an earlier
date. The green constituent, wlr ll is
known as chlorophyll, is necessary to
the vigorous growth of plants. If no
light reaches a plant after it is about
half-grown the leaves turn white and
the plant dies—unless, of course, it be
a plant crown in the dark, which will
have white leavos anyhow.
A Husband bg Proxg
(Copyright, 1900, by Desmoid TiUOwald, Im*.)
I physics at a college in  Van-ova..   Like  "them   things"   by   reaching  over  bis  cious treatment, though  useful onlv inlrosy. as  manv  medical  men  thoueht it
most professors, he contrived to s] hbar end  taking Mr. 81avinsky*s cigar-   the earliesl  stage, is found tc, l„. boil    would.     N'eve'rtbelcss, the  fad
a considerable portion of his in i
scientific   expoe 1 men's.
His  little  daughter,  ,is  sen   cis  sl
ceeuld toddle almost, spent  leer playtii
CHAPTER V.—(Continued)
The "Shadow"
AT a quarter of ten Garrison ensconced himself in a train fro
Branchville. His '-shadow" was
there in the car. Thc run required fifty
minutes. Hickwood, a very small village, was passed by the cars without
a stop. It was hardly two miles from
the larger settlement.
Thc hour was late when Garrison arrived. He and his "shadow" alighted
from tlie train and repaired to a small,
• ne-story hotel near the railway depot,
the only place the town afforded. They
were presently assigned tee adjoining
Garrison opened his suit-case on the
bureau, removed one or two articles,
and left the receptacle open, with the
cover propped against the mirror. Despite the lateness of the hour he thei-.
went out, to roam about the village.
His fellow traveler watched only to see
him out of the liouse, and tlien returned
in   haste.
In the town there was little to be
**,ecn. The houses extended far back
from the railroad, ou considerably elevated hills. There was one main thoroughfare only, and this was deserted.
The dwellings were dark. .No one seemed stirring in the place, though mid-
Bight had not. yet struck.
Garrison was out for half an hour.
When he returned his suitcase was
closed. He thought nothing of a mutter
*«o trifling till lie looked inside, and then
*c underwent a feeling as if it had been
rifloel. But nothing was gone, so far
as he eeeulel see. Then he noticed tho
folding pocket, for its fastening cord
was undone. Uow well he remembered
placing there the letter from Ailsa,
months ago! A little surprised that he
had so utterly forgotten its existence,
he slipped his hand inside the place—
anil found it empty!
Kven then he entertained ne* suspicions, feci- a moment. The letter, like the
photograph, was no longer a valued possession. Yet he wondered where it could
have gone. Vaguely uncertain, after all,
as to whether ho had left it hero or not,
his eye was suddenly caught by the
slightest movement in the world, reflected in the mirror cef tiie bureau. The
movement was up at the transom, above
a door that led to the next adjoining
Instantly turning away, to allay any
possible suspicion that he might be
aware of the fact that somcc'ic was spying upon him, Garrison moved the suit-
ease tee a chair, drew freem his pocket a
folded paper that might have appeared
important—although merely a railroad
folder—placed it carefully, as if to hid;
come here in weakness, to lean against
the post, anil bail then gone down, perhaps leaving heel-marks in the earth,
all signs of any sucli action had beeu
obliterated, despite the fact that no
rains hael fallen since the date of the
man 's demise.
Garrison scrutinized the ground close•A piece of broken crockery, a cork,
the top of a can, an old eigar, and some
bits of glass and wire Jay beside the
baseboard—tiie usual signs of neglect.
The one man-made article in all that
litter that attracted Garrison's attention was the old cigar. He took it up
for a more minute examination.
It had never been lighted. It was
broken, as if someone hail stepped upon
the larger end; but thc label, a bright
red band of paper, was still upon it
The wrapper had somewhat spread; but
the pointed end iiad been bitten otf
half an inch up on the tuper.
Aware that the weed might have been
thrown down icy anyone save Hardy,
Garrison nevertheless placed it in an
envelope anil tucked it away iu his
pocket. A visit to the local coroner
presenting itself as the next most natural step, he proceeded at once to his
As a dealer in real estate, a notary
public, anel an official in several directions, the coroner was a busy man. He
saiel so himself,
Garrison introduced himself candidly
as a New- Vork detective, duly licensed,
at present representing a State insurance* company, and staled tine nature of
his business.
"All right," saiel the coroner, inclined at. once to be friendly, "Myname
is Pike. What'd yeeu want to know?
-Sit down and take it easy."
"As much as 1 can learn about the
case," Garrison took a proffered chair,
" For instance, what eliel vou lind ou the
"Nothing — of any importance — a
bunch of keys, a fountain-pen, and—
and just some useless trash—I believe
four dollars and nineteen cents."
" Anything else?"
"Oh. some si-iaps of paper ami a pic-
ture post-card.'
"Any cigars?" asked Garrison.
"Yep—three, with labels ou 'em—
all but. one, 1 mean." lie had taken
one label for his son's collection.
"What dial you do with the stuff 1"
"Locked it up. waiting.orders from
the court," replied Mr. Pike. " Vou
bet, I know my business."
Garrison was pursuing a point. He
inquired:  "Dec vou smoke?"
"No, I don't; and if I did, I wouldn't
touch one nf thom," said the coroner.
"And don't you forget'it
Mrs.  Wilson,   iu   Hickwood,   and   was
presently out upon the road.
tte from  bun cued tlm.wing it  on tin* iug for a prolonged period in pure water mains ilccc!  it lice*, served              , well
»"•"'• t'e  whieh a  little* s,,dc  bas  been added tic- purpose .,:   ct-           ■          ,           .,
What is it you should want J    asked and  subsequent   rubbing  with  a  damp, i.e spread uf the disease.
Mr.   slavinsky    --Is   ,t    that   I   should soft cloth dipped in whiting.    Moreover.      Bo there   ,-  i •  u   m   persistent
with himi.   When.she was a little older smoke a pipe? as tl isease appears I outagious |    i,-i   „.   the Territor.   u   dealing witl,
she  constituted  hersell   ins  "washer,    ,    "So, I  don'i  went  ,t  as you should iu character, thc careful examination ol   ll.e di n tlie I	
clcamngthc instruments: and apparatus smoke a pipe," said Gus. "Why can't alls] inieus from time to time  I.,* evcul   nil*,   be I             And ia ,
after ho bad dene will, it.    iiuelly sic  you si ie a g I  five-cent  cigar? moval of any thai   show signs uf infec  licv Governor  Frenr's
would don an old apron over her short      •• Ii.-e-;i i-*.*   tliere   aien't   any,"   said tion is a wise precaution for owners to report e-avs:
e.c   just   in  line*  I,. lc,k,\    ^ ...   : . _   |,eon  .,,, ,:..,,  tm
Iccc  isa peculiar metal, and  il  is not folic   -iiiee   ii   ec-i-   -i    lie.   Koch,   the
lc-   c-'   '   said   Mr. surprising    ileal    its   alloys   slc.nl.I    do omi'neiil   '                        tist. a Hcl- more
| Slavinsky, hall  :i..,.cii-i,i-l*. "He takes strange things.    |e  is so extreme!*,  due than  a   venr ugo. and  tbe  last   legisia-
froek   ainl   busy   herself   with   washing   Mr. .Iccr. wh
ami drying Husks, beakers, mortars, bur-i hear Gus' querv.
ettes,   pipettes.    Tli.se*   were  her  toys,      "Such   a   mau   a
anei she handled then, reverently.
When   sic
A Startling Discovery
Garrison   walked   along  tic-   road  to I     Poverty    is    usually    recognized
Hickwood out of sheer love of being in pinching'a woman harder than a man. It
the open, and also the better to think, needed all the girl scientist's pluck an.l
Unfortunately for the case in hand, enthusiasm   to  sustain   lier  during   her
however, his thoughts wandered truant- early student days in Paris,    fhe pah
ly back to New Vork and the mystery faced, high-browed girl wii
\. I.i*ii  she.  g,.ew  older she began  to my cigarette, what my boy Bhidney gifs tile  ileal   il   can   I...   ell,*,I.  pressed, or '       enaVi          ,*a'r.*f Irawi. I,   .    or
lenra  the  various places in the labora- me, an.l .... the lie.e.r he throws il." beaten   in,., thin  *-!,.-,>i-. as  win,,-  ,t- Hie ■,.,,„«,. .,    o,|. i,.. -. ,-, ,| ,.|	
tory of every instrument and every hot- "Why  Gus, have you become a cru use in the shape of tinfoil ..r the manu in tl               ol   -'     ntiug this   lh
tie and something of their moaning. sader against the cigarette, like Carrie facture of the ti s in whi.-h paint, cos .■„-     The law e   acte.l tv     vears ago
Nation .''' asked  Mr. .larr.
l.e   cc I.
it, under various aiticles of apparel. se*t      '*"". :10" l Jou lorgot n.
the   springs   of   tho   vicious   steel-trap,      '*D.-i anyono  help  you   to  carry  oil
and, leaving the suit-case open  as be-  '10    body—anyone    who    might    have
ng tlie  suit-case  ope
fore, took  a  turn around the room.
All this business was merely for the
benefit of the man whom, he knew to bc
watching from over the door. Starting
as if to undress, he paused, appeared to
remember somelir.g left neglected, and
hastened from his room, purposely leaving the door more than half-way ajar,
•own thc hall he strode, to tho oflice,
where he looked on the register anel discovered the name of his neighbor—
John Brown—an obvious alias.
lie had hardly been thus engaged for
two minutes when the faint, far-off
sound eef a ringing bell came distinctly
to his ears.
"My alarm-clock's gone olf," he said
to the man at the desk; and ho lied up
thc hall like a sprinter.
A clatter of sounds, as of someone
struggling, had come before he reached
sis room. As he bounded in he beheld
his suit-ease, over at the window, jerking against the sash ami sill as if pos-
Mssed of evil spirits. No thief was visible. The fellow, with the trap upon
his fingers, had already leaped to the
Within a yard of his captured burglar
•arrison behe*hl the suit-case drop, anil
his man made good his escape.
He thrust, his head outside the window, but the darkness was in favor of
the thief, who was not. to be seen.
Chagrined to think Mr. "Brown*'
had contrived to get loose, Garrison
took up Ihe ease, carried it back to tiie
bureau, and opened it. up, by skilfully
releasing the springs. Throe small
patches eef finger-skin were left in tho
kite eef its jaws—cards of the visitor
left as announcements eel' his visit.
The room next door was not. again oc-
fupicd that, night. The hotel saw no
more e.f Mr. Brown.
The Coroner
Not in the least reassured, but considerably aroused in all his instincts by
khese further developments of a night
already full nf mysterious transactions.
Garrison, after a futile watch for his
leighbor, once more plunged into a
study of the case in which ho found
hinisell involved.
Vaguely he remembered to have
noticed that the man who had como here
to Branchville with him on tho train
carried no baggage. He had no doubt
the man had been close upon his trail
for some considerable time; but why,
and what he wanted, could not be se
Kadily determined. Certain the man
had extracted Ailsa's loiter from .the
pocket of the case, yet half convinced
that the thief hael been searching for
the necklace entrusted to his care, Garrison was puzzled.
There seemed tn be nn possiblo connection between the two. He could not
understand what a thief who would take
the one would require of the other.
Aside from his money, the gems were
the only articles he possessed of the
slightest value or significance. Half
persuaded that the diamonds and pearls
afforded the booty for wliich his visitor
had searched, he was once more in
doubt, as to whether he had lost Ailsa 's
letter or not. He might find it still
»mong his things, at his room in Forty-
fourth  Street.
lie was fully convinced the man
would return no, more. Nevertheless,
when he turned in at. last, the jewels
were under the pillow.
Branchville, in the morning, proved
an attractive place of residence. Half
its male population went, to New York
ns commuters. Its housewives bustled
coops, at the rear of the houses, and a
about their gardens or their chicken-
doz?n old men gathered slowly at tho
post-office to reseinie the task of doing
Garrison experienced no difficulty in
searching out Mrs. Webber, the woman
who had supplied certain details concerning tho finding of the body of the
man, John Hardy, whose death had occurred hero the previous week.
The house, at the porch of which tho
body had been discovered, was empty.
Mrs. Webber went with Garrison to tlie
place, showed him exactly where tho
•ody had reclined, and left him alone
nt the scene.
Ho looked the details over carefully.
The porch was low and roofed; its
eaves projected a foot.   If, as Garrison
thrown a cigar away, unligiited 1
"No, sireol When Billy Ford and
Tom Harris git a cigar it never gits
away," said .Mr.   Pike.
"Hid you find nut where the dead
man came from and what he was doing
in the village?"
"Ile was stopping down to Hickwood
with Mrs. Wilson," answered Pike.
"Ilis friend there was Charlie Scott,
who's making a flying-machine that's
enough to make anybody luny. I've
told him he can 't borrow no money from
me on no such contraption, and so has
Billy Dodd."
Garrison mentally noted down the
fact that Scott was in need of money.
"What can you tell me of the man's
appearance?" he added, after a moment
of silence. "Did his face present any
signs of agony ?' '
"Nope, .last looked dead," said the
"Were there any signs upon him of
any nature.'''
"Grass stain on his knee—that's
about all."
"About all?" Garrison echoed. "Wns
tliere anything else—any scratches or
bruises on his hands?"
" N'o—nary a scratch. Ho had real
Hue hands," said the coroner. "But
they eliel have a little dirt on 'em—
right on three of the knuckles of the
left hand and on one on the right—the
kind of dirt you can't rub off."
"Did it look as if he'd tried to rub
it off?"
"Looked as if he'd washed it a little
and it wouldu 't come.''
".lust common black dirt?"
"Ves, kind of grimy—the kind that
gits.in and slays."
Garrison reflected that a sign of this
nature might: anel might not prove important. Everything depended on further el-vclopencnts. One deduction waa
presented to his mind—the man had
doubtless observed Ihat, his hands were
soiled and had washed them in the dark,
since anyone witli thee "line" hands described by the coroner would bo almost
certain to keep them immaculate; but
might, iu the absence of a light, wash
thi'iii half clean only.
He was not disposed to attach a very
great importance to the matter, however, and only paused for a moment to
 "   '        " " '   " that
luetics, etc.. ate put up, whi.*h are press was  :.   I   il fn
"N"   •   «*n J   anything  what   is   like od at a single strol f a powerful press A   new   ice-,,  besides   being   design, :   to
arrie Nation, said Gus. "I ain't gol from a button-like I.laid,. Tic metal rented*. tin legal defects 7.1 that
my use for her. she is ;,s big a crank Hows into tie* narrow spec,- cecc.l intei one, 'i c ,i„*i ned to •■ thins my Lena, and my uncle, what  keeps stices   uf   the  mould  almost   as  though dilliculti,     I   at   have   b, xperienced
-,     ,    ,, . , ■       ,* - ••-■"  *v'ls niter-  a beer garden,    lie lias a sign up what llui.l. which is all the* more remarkable in   the   e c , i-cnenl   nf   ll ,
about   the, girl   masquerading   to   the|wards to divide with  her husband and  says.^ ' Welcome   All   Nations  but   Car- when its , Medi. crystalline characte* law!        , ,hoi, enacti ,   ..' fi      I,
, ,., . . is considered.    When a piece of metallic ness will   lee   avoided as fnr as possible
uf $20,000 and who was destined to be      "What s your kick against cigarettes, tin  is  bent  the crystals strike against in the  methods of obtaining conl
tho first woman to be appointed to a then?'' asked Mr. Jarr. one I • with a peculiar and chara, lepeis; satisl   -toi
chair atthe Paris borbonne, wbb so poor      "In ain't gol  se for them," said teristic    crackling   sound.     Tin    itself to the - ,-: ts   will I le
when she first arrive,   in the city that Gus. "I  don't even  keep them  to sell is   inodorous,   bul    if   ii  or   ils allovs der  ...  iusuic   a   ii    -    i.     i      •    diag
she had to go to study at a municipal because there* ain t   no  profil   in  them, be freely handled  it  i.e.pecs a peculiar noses    treat mem      i !   ' ••   ■• en   for  a
working class technical  bc] I.  It   was And so when  I seo a .-..si..mer of mine odor le, tho hand.   One of the mosl  val period  at a 1     nit il  b, fi     'removal In
in the laboratory here thut her wonder- smoking   them    I    know   lie   lias   I n liable  characteristics  of  tin   is  its   re I  • ■   *cltii incut -  will
(.il capabilities attracted the attention  speii ling I ley seen,, ph., Ise-   which sistance  to tl Il'ects  of uzidation.   It be given     i i■ ■ ■• in.   i  i - fron   ti  te
ot   Professor   Curie,   whom   she   subse-  he nin'l   gol   any  righl   I., do.   Besides, cau  I xposed  tn  the  air  for a   long time    with    i     ion   ...   the    release   ol
quen!ly married.
world  as  his  wife.      His  meditations! M. Becqucrel the Ned,el Science award rie.
were decidedly mixed.    He thought c.f
Dorothy always with a thrill of strong
emotions,  despite  the  half-formed sus
picions which had crossed his mind at
least a dozeeji times.
Her jewels were still in his pocket—•
a burden she had apparently found too
heavy to carry. How he wished he
might accept her confidence in him freely, unreservedly—with the thrill it
could bring to his heart!
The distance tee Hickwood Boomed
slip away beneath his feet.   He .arrived I world   by  a   high   wall.     When  she   is I cigarntti-  was a   sign  of  being a  .Ind.*  bv  absorption  of" ox.-geli"
ill tne hamlet  lar too S"""   '"*• n*" .n..* I ....*   c.   e    i.e     _..   :._*...._,.. .... I
it   qneiitly married. 1'in ulwayB afraid Slavinsky will burn time without showing anv of tl Cvi"   persons    found   cured   n     i   c    iiibic   ul
Mine. Curie lives frugally in a quiel his whiskers ami it makes no* worried.' ... oxidation, whereas its'allovs    bronze  spreo       •■>..,.,■     ,
to house-in PariB, screened from the outer      "Well, it used t,   be that to smoke ci for instance    s i accumulate a patina      'Me.   ,*1, r   p,'dic lied
Bd  world   ley   a   high   well.     When   she   is cigarette   was  a   sign   of   being  a   .led.* I,,-   absorption   ..I   oxvgen.     A   remark    victim   for the  natives     Secret!     Iioh
tl^S^i^b^W^ taAl^  i^   "   '"',  ■•''""••*,r  '"'  i".1"1""!-  i" •*,«<■   —'''  g°<    "">  <■■   fo** -""l-"^ able feature of the pi ss of , „,, g „;.. belli   in,nan    ,    I     I
had charmed bright dreams into being, her favorite recreation, cycling, she* is them   by   comer   toughs   -vie,   smoko.l .-in,,, i, wter is   hul ilo* product is or  'loir  I |  ,„„..  ,,i ,, „  the
n,    business   seemed   wholly   out   of to be found teaclving her littlo diiughter, ,, ,"  s„„l   Mr.  .Icr.  "Bul   now   the uol  c,„ oxi, ■ anv other eombinati lisease  and ,u,n,X   -    .  I   ,t I        ,,„
1   ... I    ,.,    ,  ,. ,,   ! I'-''"'--   "    whom    she    is    passionately toughs  are  all  smoking cigarettes  and of  tin   with  other  elei Is,   I -e  cud   i ■  li.i 1  received  incori  cl   ding
cary'e shop, and a cobbler's little den sight of in the scientist. She is ns devot-     "Should  I   be a  dude and  Binoke a   t
seeiice.l  tee comprise Ihe entire cnnin.er- i ed to her homo as though she* had never pipe?"  Hiked   Mr.  Slavinskv,  who   was
cial street.                                                heard of pitch-blende.                             i,,t   .,   friendly  .lispe.siii,,..   and   desired
Garrison inquired his way to the home |    Other  women   who  might   I.,,  incited to  please
cef his man—tho inventor.                          | tn envy her are* disarmed  lev  her mod-      "No "said Cos. "aiol you can'l
Scott, whom he found at a workshop, osty,     When   an   admirer  belabors   hor a tough guv. Levi, t.. smoke eigurett
back ol  his homt, was a thin, stooped  with  compliments   u|e.en    her    achieve
figure,  gray  as  a   wolf,  wrinkled  as  a   inputs   sin
When, ..pou lhe death .cf her husband,
she was appointed In c. chair, at tho
Sorlu.i.ne. the great seat of learning in
Paris, it was decided icy several ween.en
to present her wilh a testimonial. The
occasion    demanded    it    (so    it     was
smiles almost   iu  nstonish-
pruue, ami .stained nbout lhe mouth by I ment and shrugs her shoulders as though
tobacco.    His eyes, beneath their over-j she' had dono little lo make a fuss nbout.
hanging brows of gray, were singuluily
sharp anil brilliant.    Garrison made up
his miud that the blaze in their depths
was n.cue other than the light of fanaticism,
"How- do you do. Mr. Scott?-' saiel
the detective, who had determined to
pose as an upper-air enthusiast. " I was
stopping in Branchville for a day or
twee, ami heard of youi fame as a fellow-
inventor. I've been interested in aeroplanes anel dirigible balloons so long would be contrary t.e my husband's
that 1 thought I'd give myself the plea-  ideas nnd  certainly  to  my  own."    So
hor   feminine   admirers  departed   with
out leaving their testimonial  behind.
Vet, despite hor modesty, it is known
that she was more that, a moro assistant to her husband. It is, indeed,
claimed that she herself was lhe originator of the radium discoveries. The
best testimonial to her abilities came
from Professor Curio himself when he
was offered the* decoration of the, Crosi
of the Leegicii. of Honor ami refused it
because the same decoration was not offered tee his wife,
She shares with incest savants that
faculty nf abstraction that is so valuable to those engaged in s.donlilie*
work. When she is en.ployed upon a
difficult piece eef research she hears nothing, sees nothing, ami is unmoved by
anything that is met directly concerned
sure of a call
"Cm!" said Scott, closing tho door
of his shop behind him, as if to guard
a precious secret. "What did you say-
is your name?"
Garrison informed him duly.
"I haven't yet made myself famous
as a navigator of the air, but we all
have our hopes.'*
"Vou'11 never be able tn steer a balloon," said Scott, with a touch of asperity.    "I can tell you that."
"I begin to believe you're right," assented Garrison artfully. "It's a
mighty discouraging ainl expensive
business, any way you try it.*'
"I'll do'the trick! I've got it all
worked out,*' said Seedt, betrayed into
ardor and assurance by a nearness of
the triumph that bee felt to be approaching. "I'll havo plenty of money to
complete it seeon--plenty—plenty—but
it's a leeng time coining, oven now."
"That's the trouble with most of
us," Garrison observed, to draw his
man.   "Tho lack of money."
"Why can't they pay it, now the man
is dead?" demanded Scott, as if he felt
that everyone knew his affairs by heart
am, could understand this meaning. "I
need the money now—today—this minute' It's bad enough when a man stays
healthy so long, and looks as if he'd
last for twenty years. That's had pn-
ough without me having to wait ,-ind
wait and wait, now thnt he's dead and
in the ground."
It was clear to Garrison that the
mau's singleness of purpose had left
his mind impaired. He began to see
how a creature so bent on some wondrous solution of the flying-machine
enigma could even become so obsessed
in his mind that to murder for money,
insurance benefits, or anything else,
would seem a fair means to an end.
"Some friend of yours has* recently
died?" he asked. ''-'You've been left
some needed funds for your labors?"
"Funny kind of friendship when a
man goes on living so long," said the
alert fanatic. "And I don't get the
money; that's what's delaying mc
"V.iu're far 'nore formate thru some
of us," suid Garrison. "Some friend,
I suppose, here in town.
" Mo, he was here twee days," answered Scott.    "I saw him but little.    Ho
in my jel ,    I gut good five cent cigar
if anybody wants to smoke.   Anvway, i
I,-.  li.  Kidd
;, c-'.c i.<-n,
with ni un-e I :.. I pre ■ - - evhii*ever, t.e
■. mi fortune cm , nol ;e crime, i. seems
incredible lhal thes ■ po, .dim
ly   -ccl.e.ii. egregatioi tlie
e i  I 'ii  ■■    :  :   ■   lional  re- oil      But   <
.lid. and   in  ihi*. change of attitude eet,
I.-   part   ,i!'   tlie   .in.!.!'   ■ •     '. ■  .  :t    is
it anybody wants to smoke.   Anyway,, „       ,          :                                 9      , one of the highest   tribute* thai   could
never seen the,,, cigarettes smoked sen IV '■.* ; \ ',',,.   ,  ,'T   :'r",,     ,-'•   ",'"" be   i.aid   to  Im*. abiding   cha      ter,   tl
si , except by my brother Meyer wha L     -."■.;■   -'*" ""•-. "   >!.■•  '■.'ngd...- _, ... ,„.,,,,„„,„ ,, ,. ,,           ,   .       ,.,
plays  tho  clarincl   and   piccolo.   Meyer ,   ,    "'   "««aii one o!  the mosl  brutal
he  found   lie   hadn't   timo  I
incorschaum pipe win 11 il wa
notes lei play, when ho was in the
chestrn al Terrace Garden, and one
crette   hcoln 'I    , 110ugh —hadn't    en"
Veen  know——"
bill     n.ee-c,     I -SCI! C      |||\VS    of    ..   ,.,|   ■• |]
' ,'i  ae.tinent.    I,   wee-, entitled  "An  Art   ....
Prevent   lh,.  Spread   nf   Leprosy,"   and   STRANGE DiSlIES YOU NEVER ATE
provided   leer  tic  segregation   of  I      A   .WONG t'e* most  delicious tidbits in
111 those .she',.Is.    Henrirending as .ven*   iV   South Africa i- lion's HcbIi, wliich
11.!.times !li:it   its enforceiiieiil   el is in nigh  favor among aborigines
thought*),  for was  not   .Mine.  Curio 11	
first, woman win, heel ever achieved such      "Nourishment '" si!»'.i*s;,.,l Mr  Jarr c'1"1"'1 "l"'" ""' natives, 'heir legislature  end   certuin   class
au honor. "Ves  that's it " replied Gus quickly! J'as6°d ittt' 'uw* '"' The hope that it would   I'l ;er  i-  eaten   in   mnu)   parts  of
The scientist's reply, however, spoilt "Mv br'nlher Jlever found ihii oic cig'  ,*ei,c',1'  ""'  |I"'*'*!'i''*i|  I- 'I'l"- India,  uot   ml*,   for II dible qualities
everything-.       She  said   quietly;     "It   urette   hadn't   enough   of,  .ef  what   he       I'odiiy, nfter 11 more 01  less strici en |l
said, and so in- used ',.. take his pi, lo.F" ."' "' V"s ■''■" •■ 1',i,lll*al '''"-'
I think it's got eight holes in ils face, "*  -'.'"'"'i'l.,;'   regard   t..  He  method
an.l lill the h.,le*s full „f ,-igaret.tes and   ut dealing  will,  leprosy   1,1   Hawaii   has
so  smoke*   a   whole   lot   al,  once.     Well, I tu**nn   !' e  '.'""""U  ll"'   govern,*
ain't    ven    fellei
We were' see interested in lie a
count eef the ingenuity of yeeur broth
Meyer thai we forgol Ihe calls of coi
nieree." said   Mr. .larr.
"Gus, he's got a line family," sa
Mr. Slavinsky, begging Gus' last quo
lion and so "putting if up" to M
".-Sure I got line people!" said Gn
falling 'nto Iin* trap. "But my  people]
In t   also   because  it   1^  supposed  te
pari   slrenglh  anel  cunning
lien '*- llesh, "ic I especially smoked
:-'cn'~ c ceiigue, ale mosl expei -i e * I. * i i -
e-acie'-    cei   I i   CI.i'il.c .   Though   am..'.'    dc-
15.   n„y  1 tiiont  tliere, lh.   white peopl,- wen, |l:r. ■„-.,,- lum* declared ,1  .a-'.-c like   -   fl
l.een  practically  immune  fr   lhe dis   leather and   'ilcojc. the  llesh  ...   the
ease.    Careful   ibservation   has resulted  elephant is a favorite dish in Afric. I
ill the conclusion thai segregation is 11 India. A linked elephant's fool is a
partial  failure, and   if over the disease  choice   morsel,
is to  he eradicted  it   must   bc  handled      In   upper  I'gvpl    I   in  Siam  croco*
under a modification of conditions. ilile lie <h is publicly sold as f I. while
although    the   new laws   on    leprosy in S-mto  Domingo 11111I parts of Central
. nnctcd by the Hawaiian legislature llci's' \m erica the cnvmrni is eaten, roasted or
year  di I   ubiilish  the  g, nenil   prin    boiled.
ciple of segregation, the native can see The green lizard, though Americana
in this change ..I policy a favorable I sunllv associate him with slime, is en-
belated   respoi
nee when in the middle of an absort
ing experiment a servant ran into the
laboratory screaming leeuilly. "Madame,
madame, I have swallowed a pin!"
"There, there, don't cry," said Mme
Curie soothingly, "here is another that
you may have." 1
Mine. Curie has a sister who is a notable doctor of medicine in Austria, and
ns an instance of heredity it may be
stated that the famous scientist believes
that her little daughter shows promise
of even more brilliant scientific powers
than herself. She is training the child
with the intention of developing these
talents to the utmost."
, p.di' v a f.ce orable I snally associate h
ain't "s„  good  as  mv  wife   Delia's  p'eo-1 l"'l:!"Ml   r"sl Sl'   '"   ,lis   constant   cry  thusinstically  relished   by  many   in   the*
pie1" ho added   tossing his head against   tin- brutality a,eel. ia  many   in    south of Italy and Spain.    Del  thev are
"My Lena's 'pooplo, ach!     Thoy   aro stances, the Injustice of lice, manner 111   not   in  it  with tl... Gr.'olc-c. wl... do ...■!
al! i.eeeh gebiiiiien     Why   sav   so stuck ,wl,ich  lln'  "hi  law  was enforced  up to   really relish ther soup unlrss il  leas in
up the,- aie," he added, proudly, • "I'lcev ' **"ll'",-• few years ago.   Jusl as Uc old   il  I,i.s of adder,
ire  mad  at  her vet  feer  marrying  mo.  !UV„>11 ,iel*vlcst "P0*1 •••■<• Hawaiian, fo.      Thoy are cl*,, very  fond of lh,. mud
it   tell  ulniosl   solely  upon   hiin.  s..  will   tortoise   and  ,li*i„|(   jts   |,| |   ,ln |   , |.
tne benefits of  moderation  and  kindli    the flesh  am] eggs. Of course the  free''
ncss thnl  characterize the new stntutes  is   »,-II   known  in   Prance  ami   ,0,   the
'ii"''''   I'1' •"''■   tolerable  I"   lie-"  .ef  Couliueiat,   but   it   is   bv   no   means   a
his km.I wl... arc afflicted, jstriingev tn tie American palate.
Seventy five years  is  a brief spun  in       '"  'be 'li's-eerl   line'  il   is also possible
to   enjoy   a   strange   assortment.   Rose
boils boiled  iu  sugar ami  made  into a
are eaten  l.v  Arabians,  while
WE hear much of Hie increased cost
of living in these days as against
the more fortunate ones of the
eighties and nineties, but it woubl havo
rendered even our more lucky brethren
eef twenty aiol thirty years ago envieeus
to read of the cost of living in England
several hundred yeurs previously.
i'or instance, consider the time, of Ihe
Plaiitageuels. The man with line equivalent of twenty-live cents might maintain his family well for the period of a
week. With that amount of money he
could satisfy tic butcher, th.' baker, and
the grocer.
Seven hundred years ago one might
buy in England tlie finest of fat sheep
i'or  twenty-four  cents,  a   purchase  en-
died   in  the night, up to tlie village" abling him lo give a feast ou a | ny's
His sharp eyes swung on Garrison pecu- J worth of mutton. A cow was moro ex-
liary lhe moment his speech was con- pensive, bat oven at Ileal ouo .night be
eluded. ! hail for one dollar ami a half, while for
He demanded sharply: "What's all U nice fat porker the Englishman at that
this business te. you?" period need relinquish only eighty cents,
"Nothing—only that it shows thei In Ihe fo.teenth century a pair ..I
world's greatest' inventors ure  not  ul.|chickens could in- bought I'or two cents.
recall a number nf various "dirt:
resist an effort to remove tlieiu—printers' ink, acid  stains, axle grease, and
greasy soot.
He shifted his line of questions
"What did you discover about the
dead man's relatives? The nephew who
came to claim the bodjt"
"Never saw him," said tho coroner.
'I couldn't hang around the corpse all
day.    I'm  the  busiest  man  in Branchville—and   1   had  to  go  down  to  New
Vork the day he come."
"Did you take possession of liny property that, deceased might have liad at
his room  in  Hickwood?"
"Sure," said Pike. "Half a dozen
collars, aud some socks, a few old letters, and a box almost full of cigars."
"If these things are here in your
office," said Garrison, rising, "I should
like to look them over."
"Vou bet, I can put my hand on anything in my business in a minute,"
boasted Mr. Pike. He rose and crossed
the room to a desk with a large, deep
drawer, which, he opened with a key.
The dead man's possessions were few,
indeed. The three cigars which his
pocket had disgorged were lying near
a littlo pile of money. Garrison noted
at once that, the labels of the two wore
counterparts of the one on tho broker,
cigar now reposing in his pocket. Ho
opened the box beneath his hand. - Tho
cigars inside were all precisely like the
others. Five only had ever been removed, of which four wero accounted for
already. The other had doubtless boen
On the even row of dark-brown
weeds lay a card, on wliich, written in
pencil, were the words:
A Birthday Greeting—With Love
Garrison let fall the lid and glanced
with fading interest at the few insignificant papers and other trifles which
the drawer contained. He had practically made up his mind that John Hardy
had died, as the coroner had found; of
heart disease, or apoplexy, even in tho
act of lighting up a smoke.
Ho questioned the man further, made
Garrison. "Snine of us never eujoy
sucl, good fortune."
"The world don't knew how great I
in," declared tho inventor, instantly
off, on tho hint supplied by his visitor.
"But just tho minute that insurance
company gives me the money, I'll bo
ready to startle the skies!    I'll blot out
which to plant tho s Is ,,f civilization
and  Bee  tl    bring  forth   wliolt'sonio
frnil, but this is ihe history of the ro
murkahle rise of lhe Hawaiian oenple
fn.en savagery to civilization. In IT'.ici
Kanioliiimelia, their greatosl monarch,
uas steal'ng white snilors from visiting
vessedn, c '.lee .0 force them to leech
him lice ways of the wonderful
wenl,I,  and   through   the-  contii
lit fell ul.
t^Jll"     -~-e III.IM 11 le eUtV |l'l ill1- DU'l^af
"So?" aski.-el Mr. Slavinsky, in ween
"It's just as I tell yeeu," Gus went
nn, swelling witii family pride ley mar
ringe, "Why, ray Lena's pooplo, they
think T am like a dog. They wouldn't
wipe their feet on me!"
Ami (ins leaned back witli an important air, as if lo say: "There, that's the
kind of connections I have!"
"1 wish some of my wife's people
wouldn't speak to mo," saiel Mr. .Jarr.
musingly. "My wife's mother, for in
"Vou didn't marry in a line family
like I eliel," said Gus, condescendingly,
"that's why."
"Givee us a drink,'' said Mr. Jarr.
"I'd take* a little of the old slull'. but
It's   teen   dear.'
"It can't i'ost no more than it s
worth," saiel Geis.
"Hero's good fishing!" said Mr. .larr,
as (ins drew a glass of beer for tin* trio.
"Dee you lish.'" asked Gus. "I never
knowed it."
"Oh, I fish for recreation now and
Hen." sai.l   Mr. .larr.
"I never caught any of them recreations," said  Gus. "lent  soon  I lie floun-1 disease n-
elers  will   be  running." ' .lis,.ase   sec I   to   spread   witi
"The last time I go fishing," sai.l Mr. I ii,|,. rapidity     llawaiians wcro
in  I'iiina candied rosebuds and  jasmine
(lowers ar |uallv  popular.
Tl nnnon yellow lily Heal grows 10
...aisles   au.l   ponds   is   utilized   by   tho
'furies as th.. main ingredient of an
(Hide agreeable conserve which tastes seeme-
I   jn. [thing like br-indy.    Candied vie,Ids ar
liui'ii f  tin'  whites,   missionaries  as of course, very union in Prance, whilo
well as settlers, lhe natives lea.I reach '" Roumnnin and Bulgaria many ll.ewers
ed  such  ci  state   „f   enlightenment   by arc 'M'"1 for flavoring,
in   I lo'   reign  ,.|' one of  the  l.unu-
How To Endure Silence
(By Emery .1. Haynes)
Slavinsky, " a nia.. gets ilreewmliel.'' |\   siisc,,|,t il.l,.   to   il
"How so?" askeel  Gus. tho    disease   among
"II.' falls out the l..,at and Icllrrs: ■ I , alarming I     c   the g,
can'l   scliwim!   I  can'l   schwim!'  And   I
Mies,  that   they  could   l.e  persuaded  te
e e-t   a   law  Ihat  represented  He  in..~i
drastic   but   lhe  11,,,st   enlightened   idea
id dealing witll leprosy.
Although a Chinese is charged witli
bringing il   there  in  184S   die; antives ir Al; your own burdeiiB, To attempt
Still call   the  el.sease  tie   "Ma,   Pake. 15     ,„   s|,,r,   ,,„.,„   ,,v   ,.,„.;        :.j...',T
whicli   in   their  yernaciiliu   means   He one*s own troubles is nxtromo f.d
1 '.Hies,' ("lake    )  I.iceight  lhe elise'c,*- Iv,    \,,t  e,  iocs the other nu... preci-e*
here  (Mai   )—the  missionary  records |v as ,„:,,,,   problems ns vou have   hut
'rl1  "'   ,l1""''  wl1"''  arrivals seeing tie he inn  rarely help vou.    There are ten
'**'•''• th ■ thousand   1   the  strcol   with  vou.
iicred yet even   if  thev  were so disposed thoy
"''■cl cul,I 11,, 1   lilt vour load.
not 1
n   Is:,;
'a tnld hi
and live cents was a fair price for a I
good goose. New-laid eggs fetched about
0110 ami a half pense in those days; and
for three cents the brewer was obligod
by law to sell Ihree gallons of beer,
comprising some  forty eight glasses.
The prico of wheat sometimes fell to
forty cents "a quarter," but in harder
the stars for 'emI    I'll show New Torkl Itimes it would bring four and live dol-
I know what I'm doing!    And nothing jlars.    Nevertheless, at the latter figure's
on earth is going to steep mc!    All these a good many pouuds of bread could be
I fie.nc Berlin t
single pi w 1 ea' vessel,
them   ami   trv  to  select   ten   wh
'Ial    for  tie   help you  if tic.   would.
. all 1.1
fool balloomsts, with their big silk float
ing cigars! Deadly cigars is what thev
are—deadly!    You wait!
Garrison wns staring at him fixedly.
fascinated by a new idea which had
crept upon his oiind with startling
abruptness. Ilis ono idea was to get
away for a vital two minutes by himself.
'Well, perhaps I 'II try to get a mind
iin," ho said. "I can see you're Verv
busy,  and I mustn't  keep "you  longer
from your work.    Good luck' and good.
de. v  ' '
(To be Continued)
fancied, thc  stricken  man  might hn%-c  up his miud to visit Charles Scott and
A MIDDLE-AGED woman, fairly tail,
and with a pale face. Her features regular, clear-cut, and of
tho Polish type. Her lips thin and
slightly harsh-looking, suggesting privations. Her forehead remarkably high
and crowned with waves nf golden hair.
Her eyes aflame with enthusiasm.
Such is Mme. Curie, whom her admirers call "the greatest woman in tin-
world," and who, in conjunction with
another French scientist has made such
w-onderful discoveries regarding the element polonium, which is 5,000 rarer
than radium. Of course, it was jfme.
Curio who, with her husband, discovered
She is one of those very rare women
with a passion for science. Most women
lack the nicety of observation, tho attention to minute detail, tlie patience,
the physical strength, required for laboratory work. Willi her, however, it
is different. Her love of research is an
Her nursery was a laboratory. Forty
years ago (Mme. Curie is now in hor
forty-fifth year) she gave up her dolls to
play with retorts, crucibles, and test
tubes in the scientific workshop of her
father,   M.   Sklndovski,   professor   of
got for one cent
Even in Elizabeth's time prices were
very low. A household book of 1589
gives these typical prices: Beef, two
•md one-half cents a pound; neck of
mutton, twelve cents; twenty-eight
pounds of veal and a shoulder of mutton, fifty-six cents; choose, four cents a
pound; wheat, Ihree dollars ami eighty
four cents a quarter ton.
In England's goeeel old days pasture
and arable land were snld at" ridiculous
prices—two cents an acre for the former and twelve cents au acre for the latter being deemed a fair annual rental.
Draught horses were plentiful at seventy-two cents each, ami oxen brought
about a dollar and twenty cents aploeo.
House rents were so absurdly small
that it is of record that the Lord Mayor
of London paid only four dollars and
eighty cents a year lo his landlord.
When, six centuries ago, a father sei''
his son to nn English university, four
cents a day was considered a comfortable allowance', with a margin fnr such
luxuries ns wine at eight or twelve
cents a gallon.
Dabier was pretty cheap, howovor, and
even lie salaries jiaiel distinguished
men seem ridiculous lo modern notions.
Threo cents a day was a fair wage for
a laborer, ami at harvest-time four cents
a day was thc highest sum paid. Twenty-four elollars was held to be no mean
salary in those .lays. That was the sum
paid to the assistant, clerk of Parliament ami more than the average priest
l,ruB" "  of      ,|,isl think that over, lhe lea thousand
1 :,:m    so men iu sighl between your leaving your
can-, scnwim,   ,  can C scnwim,■ And  ,   ,.      „. , „  ,„   ,u£l^tnac't nlRW.1\ttI™,"^,r^™vr,"«n:t
said:  'I  ''iin I  eodor,  but   I  doll 1  brag  i„g th,. |„w for f ible sc| reriftion  une*
"bout  il! ' " providing   a   |el: f   is
"Sure," snid Gus. "that's whal   I'd   ,tricken. ,,   u;lM,.s ,,  ,„,   „,• |im„  ,„  Uik  ,.„.
  N';1 greater misconception of nny pel. a  man wl.,. will help you.    It  consumes
! lie   institution   prevails  today  than   lie 11 stuck eef selfrespect'to be refused nnd
general idea of lh.' Leper Settlemenl nn rebuffed nine thousand nine hundred nnd
11 In*  island  of  Molokai.     Instead  of  the ninelv  times.
A   RECENT report from Berlin to Uie tire  island  being  used   fer such  pur       Bv'the cud of tic search cen,. would
£\.    effect that a smglo pewter vessel,  pose,   lh.-   settlement prises   only I I '   read,  lo  li.*  down  an.!  die
'I'"      "Bumper     d      Breslau,"  eight   square  mile's  of  cc   total  area   ,,'r It is best to help one's self. The chances
broiigh   over  e-iglit   theeiisnnd  dollars  at   two hundred uml sixtv  square miles are  all   in   !'eiv,,r of that   wav.     Nearly
llu  sale of the famous Tiimiii Ilcctinn   H  occupies a   tongue   of   land  .01  11 .erv     el.,-  ha-  eome  In' the  Bnmo
very strikingly demonstrates tie favor  northern  -iele  d   Molokai,    Tl ith.  elusion and is hard at it. so that you
which   antique  and   highly  ornate  ob*  east, nnd  west shores of this tin. spit feel    self-respectful    at    least    ,,     the
jects   of   this   material   have   regained  aro washed bv tho Pacific   while .'.a in,' scramble.
with collectors and connoisseurs. south  sole   precipitous   cliffs   nf   from j     A   ial,'  of  woe  adds  l„  tic  world's
lie collecting of old pewter is  how-  eighl     hundred    to    four    thousand chill, and ,t i d enough al best.   The
over, attended with a certain risk, for foet,   winch   make  tie  isolation  s „ majority   but, ,,  against   the  chili.
,t    s  a  strange,  u though  little-known  even    more   hopeless   the,    He   1..,,,, and though they seem to listen out of
fact, that tins metal   s siibjec   I., an al    |,f„|  deep I,   waters nf  tie sen  over politeness,  in renlitv they ,!„ not   hear
lection  or  disease  whicli   111  German   iseoiihl.    Th" no.,I difficult and dani
,  1      , . .  gerenis Searching  fnr a  friondly  human ear is
very  appropriately  designated  zinnpesl   trail, conotnntlj ...an I by gnvernnenl exasperating.      There    is    One    Great.
guards, f. ils ,es,'.e|.'.. if it were ovei   l-'riend ..\c ..s all  who hears.    To be
lenn.haled  by Ihe hind side. |i,,,e   thai   is   I,,   |„.   ,|iff.*r,'iit   from   the
Naturally Hie-  fear of  being  is,del,.,I beast,
ci  the settlement caused tie natives 1,1
thwart   segregail
(tin plague)
It is a well-known fuel that s-eim
metals are subject to phenomenn which
resembling in their effects the disease,
that attack living organisms, cause Hen
If  "uiel write a I k full ,.f his
'"'1 eoso or decay. Es, icily is.his ,,   ,,v   ^crating' their   affliete',1. yet  uo'TT'i'lml "Th" h T'''' m ""m"
the easo with pewtor, whether as a re-1 ,.   are    instance's   „f    l,.ne,-«   ,..',„„   '■" ,""' '' .l""'."'  "'"..'' 'J'1*,"   1'1",'* '"
'."-   Ice. lc   stones   ,,|   hnusoll    ihat   he   almost
the cas,. with  pewter, wliiiheras a  r.'- th.-c    are    Instances    of    loners    ,.,,,.     ' ,        ,..,.., '    '"*
sub of choi al changes consequent on vl'denceTo r sis   a rest    T,one,«*sin   ',' ', ~\ ,7'  """!"?"   "i:"  ho : f
its ..position „r n„. is nol known. We of severing ties of tie strongest   iffec .     (P    "',' .  " \""T,'liiirl ""V 'li   "
d„ know, however, that  if oxpoaod to a tion  Involvhd  eci,'.  nl   1 leepest  de- ',",,'           '    "   "' '""•""-."■'t-     '■''!'■
low temperature  1,1,- to undergo criptl  nnd ninny are He casts of al,    "'3 ,  ' ,"-?' f" ","'"' T"" ttlo.u<1'
a transformation under the infliiei t negation whore ti n have , ,,, '     •'      '""   '   '"'""'"   '""   '"   tt fow
which  il   is ultimately reel. I tee pow-Ipnnied the afflicted lo the
der, As  long as tho temperature does die thore win, them,    Tie 1
V. < -
I lot    tie ever knew what
''■'' '■-*    sh;,.,,.   of   failure   le   had.     Th,
..lenient  t
Mr.   Jarr's   Crony   Starts   a   Crusade
Against the Pernicious Cigarette
(By EoyL. McCardell)
WHAT ynu come in iny liquor store
smoking them things for?" ask-
Gus of Mr. Slavinsky, the glazier down the streeet.
„r pewter was extensively used. Exposed that  a larger proportion of thos  '.      .   .   '
to tho vicissitudes of changing tempera- mitted were sacrifices tu the despotism '"' ","\:l "',w •,10',Rh '" ""' .*■'"""'.
tore, they have gone to pieces.  Kven a  and ignorance d tic wl it,- man's medi 'I1'"1' !""'    ,"' "M,'r ""'"  ''lni  l"1*  ,l"'ir
cold museum will work their destruction, cal science the nstcd bnl could not *,KP," "" '!"'■.'"''"' "'"'" ''"'■v '''"', ,i(''
Collectors of old pewter who will care- cure ' l!"' '" »"»« '" silenco tee tin- oxtreme
fully look over their specimens an* like ;     By .logrcs. as I rnmenl  rcaliz ''"'.''  "'   ''"'''"''•'""•'■ rather than talk of
ly t„ note the nppearonco of dull, gray-  ed tho innbilitv of lhe afflicted t . car. ""'"' "'"l,M'"-
ishieeoking   spots,   ulinosf   non-metallic,  for themselves nditinns were Impro, —
anel of a crumbling dust-like character,  od, until finally the authorities took on rarf EGGS of FA-urnA-p uinno
This  is the  first symptom, and   moans  tire charge of the lepers, and today tic „,                       F FAMILIAR BIRDS
that  the  process  of disintegration  has appropriations for He maintenance ;e..l I       '""'  "      conversant  with  ornith-
coninienced  and  accounts  for Ihe more j cc,.v ,,( these wards nro most generous dogy lhe statement  that the eggs
rer  less  dilapidated   condition   Ihat   oc-hind exceed  *)12S,iino aununllv                ' .      '""'    '''-','   "''   """l"   well-known
curs in choice specimens of weerk iu this!     Tli,' lasl report bv Ihe Governor slates '""h ''''!"'"" yel  lo 1»* discovered must
metal, such as pewler medals, etc.    To  that thero were at "the receiving station MIT":"    *,"T"s'ng.     Vet   such   is   the
tho    same    destructive    influence    the  where sus] ts ire first taken before the caso*
poorly ^corrosion   of tin   root's  may 1 mmit nt, twenty  persons ....der id. The eggs of the curlew sandpiper^ for
ascribed. Where eheeico specimens of
pewter-work, such, for Instance, as the
highly prizoel antique pieces by Brint
or Knderlein,  dating from  the  Ren,
lire misfortune, and the affection should
be promptly  dealt  with  as soon  as it
serve, ioa. and seven liundrod and twen- '"Stance, :, bird familiar in Great Brit-
fy-three at lhe settlement proper. The B'n. '*'''"' ".r31 discovered not so long
records since the establishment .,f the :'~" "<• an island at the mouth of tho
settlement sh.ew that the total number ^''"■''■''n river Yenisei,
sauce period an.l superbly decorated in j of lepers in the .are of the government 'Her., are a few ..ther birds whose
eelief,  are concerned, this would  be  a  has  varied   slightly,  some  years  being  eggs have not yet been found, since they
larger and somo yenrs being smaller, make their n.'sts i.. reniot.' regions, ai-
Thus the statistics demonstrate that though living part of their lives among
segregation has failed to eradicate lep   civilized men,
And  he  indicated what he meant by   occurrence   is   noted.     The   in.est   efiica TIIE   TIMES,    HOSMEK,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
line Year One Dollar In Advance
Single Cotiic- Five I ■ cei- Each
Published everv Thursday moruiiiga! Hosmer
British i lehiiniii.e.
Mike Sorkie, was transacting     A. A. Davis, principal of  tlie I Doc Crippen.
business in Fernie yesterday. Hosmer school, returned last. Poor Doc Crippen, in his cell
Tbat there bas been money Sunday from.InahanHead.Sask., shorn of every earthly hope,
made with "Ole Olson," i< d«'- where he haii been called to the waits to bid the world farewell,
monstrated in tin- tact that bedside of his father, Richard | waits the scaffold and the rope.
Ben Hendricks, tin- star, is a Davis who is extremely ill.
large investor in farm land's in j Superstition ami distrust with
the great Northwest. whicli  all   societies known    as
THURSDAY. SOVEMBER 10, 1910        (,   M   ^.^ the wpl, kn(jwn : gecret orders were at   one  time
-*=* —  proprietor ofthe Hosmer Dairy, viewed by  a  large  number of
spent a lew days  last  week  in people, was,  happily long  ago
the vieinity-of Pincher, where dispelled, and today the lodge
ne  milch stands as one of the champions  and nis race is sad to see.    And
Time Tables.
( . I'. Ii. TIME TABLE
Arrive- Hosnier   he  purchased   some   lit
British justice is severe, and its
cogwheels seldom slip: when it
dooms a man it's queer if he'll
dodge the gallows trip. Old
Doc Crippen sits alone, thinking
of the gallows tree, of the
chains  that  creak  and groan,
cows, also some sheep.
...18.30, , ,      ,
,, ,-      For a comtortable shave or a.
"'on'-'-   neat, artistic hair-trim visit the nJgn
-     ■■ -■"•      secret    and    fraternal
of    tlie     home     and     family.
Wherever society has reached a
tate    of    development,
have their greatest  stronghold.
No. 313 West	
Vo. :,11 East	
No. ..12 Local East 	
No- ■«>•■'*;■■;' Weat  ;;:::; shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
No. 7 West Flyer ll.*. i
No.8East Flyer  1.00      It pays to read the advertise-
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 30     ments   of   enterprising   home
a. N. TIME TABLE merchants.     They are the peo-
No. 251 leaves Michel      9.00 a. m.  pie   win,  make   it   possible    to
Arrives at II.isiii.i' 9.1.1 ci. in. ' |m Vl,    conveniences    right     at  church.    A   program   has  been
1.1.1 p. i
No. 2J2 leaves  Rexford.
Arrives at  Hosmer
A concert will be held in tho
opera house on Tuesday, November 22, in aid of thc  English
•anged    that     will     include
.13 p. in.
your door, so to speak.
• •ii   ,, . ii,,, i,...i,„,.l....." .it-   tl,,.'artists from Fernie among who
Along the Kennebec   at  thi . Steven80n and Mrs.   ««>  year,   I  eould    dodge    the
opera house to-night. ™ ... ,,. ,    ..
1 Depew; Misses   Pirn  and  Alex-
perhaps Doc Crippen sighs, as
he marks the dragging time,
"Had I, 'neath my native skies,
been convicted of this crime, I
would not be plunged in woe;
I'd be smoking free cigars, and
the girls would eome and throw
handsome nosegays through
the bars, and I would not need
to fear that the end of things
was close;  hiring  lawyers   by
— I-
.Mark    Sampson,    who     was
acting constable for   Hosmer,
lefl   ibis morning for   Fernie.
The Times'phone No. is 10,       n,.  wt\]  i„.  greatly  missed  in
Bert Perry left for  the  coasl   Hosmer, being a good soloist as
on Monday. well  as   tbo   most    handsome
tuder; Messrs Stevenson and
llardnian, and will bo assisted
by many of our llosmer artists.
Solos, duets, trios and quartettes will be contributed.
Watch for handbills.
better   knuwn i
•Ui'* .lohn" invited a   few   of
e-hie-ken and other dainties lo
such an extent as to make them
feel stuffy the next day.
It is the wish of the Presbyterian ladies that all the
scholars of   the    Presbyterian
P. I.. Shunt/, of Edmonton, is mun in town.
in town today. •    John  Boudin
Frank Labelle  was a   Fern
visitor yesterday. 1««   l'li''1"1- la~l   Sunday to a
., ... ,     i,.,. | spread, where they   feasted   oil
I lovo my  loose change,   nni i
oh, you "Ole Olson !
John Knight of .Michel, was a
Hosnier visitor on Sunday.
•■Along t he Kennebec" al   11
opera house tonight,
L. Lipsitz, of Calgary, was i" ISunday school meet ,-it the Odd
town yesterday on business.       , Fellows httll ,,„ Sunday at  3 p.
ti. VV.   Hartfelder was  tran- „,. to receive their  papers and ^       m„,.], ,,,,,i,,',| is n,,-,l,,l
sacting business m  feerme yes-, ajg0 arl.flnge for n   Christmas
terday. ■,,.,.,._
Do you enjoy a pool game? Tho children's concert in aid
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51  of the Methodist church will be
L. \V. Eutchinson, of Calgary  held em Friday, .November 25th.
was a Hosmer visitor on   Wod- at tl pern   house.      A  good
nosday. program    has    been  arranged.
Hev. Eby left for Spokane Further particulars will be given in    l In-   next   issue    of    the
(I. (i. s. l.lndscy, formerly
president and general manager
of the Crow's Xest Pass Coal
company, now head of the firm
of G. Gr. Se Lindsey & Co.. has
returned to Toronto from an
extended trip through the
northern British Columbia
mining regions. Mr. Lindsey
has staked many mineral claims
in the Pacific coast province
and comes back with an op-
imistic report of thc prospects
Tuesday to undergo n slight operation. I Times.
Mr. Musgrove sang    in    the      Boys, save your loose change!
Methodisl   church   last   Sunday "O-e Olson" is coming on  Tuesday,   aud   vou   remember   how
[ well you  liked  him  the other
time.    Don't be caught napping.
You know this is a good show,
... i vou  have seen   it.      Reserved
Joe   Aie il   ill   Fernie,   was , ,,       ,   n*
. .     . •  ,      • seals at Campbell s.
taking m the sights in   Hosnier
Tuesday, The sad   news  reached   town
, .j,    ' Tuesday t bat .Mrs. E. II. Stanley
' of Baynes Lake,  who recently
our many   visitors; • ... .
,.      , removed   to   Los   Angeles,   anil
on Monday. .  ,,.     ,     ,      , «
inothei   ol   \\ .   S.   Stanley,    ot
George L,   Ingrain,  of  Cran- Feraie) passed away on Monday
n-ook favored  us   with   a   visit   [ns,   .,,„■   w.,..   j,,(,,,.,..,,]   at   Los
B.   Elliot, of Vancouver, was
transacting    business    here   on
L.  .Morris, of  Pinch
was anion
last Mon,lay.
Mike   Jioia
Scotia hotel
t»d     daughter,!     [(  ;s  sported    that   several
Laura, were visiting friends   in parties are  using  fire arms  in
Fernie on Monday. danger to the public within the
Mr. and Mrs. Elkhart, of townsite of Hosiner. Should
Toronto, were visiting Hosnier uny person hear or see any-
friends on Monday. body   discharging    lire    arms.
Born on Friday, November I. notify the police immediately
llllt), to Mr. anil .Mrs. A. W. and they will prosecute accord-
Courtney, a daughter. ing to ibe law.
For    Runt— Furnished    ami;    The third annual  grand  ball
;l1 ""' under the auspices of the Hosiner Fire Brigade   will   be   held
Mike Boassaly was a visitor ,lt fc}1G ()pem |louao on Friday
to "The Pittsburg of Canada" | eveniug December 2,1910. The
last Sal urday evening. ] |JOst ,,r musjc |ms |)(,,,„ engaged
"Along the Kennebec" at the for the occasion. Tickets $1.50
opera house tonight. including supper.      Ladies free,
Siddey Garnish, late of camp The people of the British
3, has taken a position at the northwest will be favored with
C. I'. R, boarding house, a flrej visil of   -Ole Olson"   this
Board of Trade- meeting in season, The demand has been
the old school house- Monday so strong on the part of tbe
evening, November 14th, local     theatregoers    of     this
Mrs. .1. I). Thompson sub- country that the management
stituted for  Mr.   Davis at   the of this popular attraction  con-
I'or   development.    The  Monetary Times.
Plays (hat appeal to the heart
and plays that heads of families
can bring their children to sec
are the plays that thrive. Such
a play is "Along the Kennebec,"
which will be presented in this
city at the opera house next
Thursday, November 10th, with
its wealth of beautiful scenery
and a comyany of actors unexcelled by any in their respective lines. The play is said to
be full of bright, sparkling comedy and a splendid band is carried to advertise it. Street
parade at noon. Reserved seats
on sale at Campbell's,
JHcBride Sits for Victoria.
Victoria. Nov. 0.—Premier
McBride has decided In sit for
Victoria city and announcement
will be made early this week
(bat Yale seat is vacant and
a bye elect ion will be held before the close of November.
hempen dose. I could spend
each passing hour in a near approach to glee, planning for a
speaking tour when my lawyers
got me free. "Oh, my friends,"
perhaps he moans, "when you
kill your wives, I pray, that you
will not bide their bones in
this blooming British clay!
For the British judges don't
see the beauty of your joke,
;ind the British juries won't do
a thing but make you choke!"—
Walt Mason,
At Coleman, at midnight on
Wednesday, October 19, 1910,
of unnatural causes, Slavek
Canadie, darling child of Coleman Miner, aged 11 weeks.
"Lights that have been dimly
Go out one by one."
Funeral took place during
the reposing hours of Thursday morning. Only its intimate
creditors attended the last sad
rites.—Blairmore Enterprise.
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
.Tames Milo, Pi-op.
Fruits,  Candies,  Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc., Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
Next   door   to  Tony   Lombardi's
old stand.
All Kinds of Pictures Framed on
Short Notice
Agont for the
Call al the Diamond Hall, Main
eStreet, Hosmer, B. C.
What's Wrong With Our Mines ?
"Lawdy   Unwdy"   exclaimed
a Kootenay visitor to the coast
city stock exchanges last week,
"how   is   it   that   the    greatest
mining district in the province j
is    noticed    so    little  on  your!        /iy
boards ?" and there was none to j     .Q)
answer    bim,   though  it    was j »*sQ jjw
plainly   visible   that'Portland M/^dujU^
Canal and Coeur d Alenes pra-c-     /£%)/ i    .J""""" '
tically  monopolized  a   market |  //M fUrJUH^U^,
wnere the tried mines of the
Kootenay, with their known |
annual product, wero represent-j
ed only by tbe names "Nugget" J
and "Lordigordy."—Trail Creek
New Steamers for Atlantic Trade,     j f
Montreal.     .Nov.    .S    It    was |
officially announced today  that | j!
lhe Canadian Pacific    railway
has decided to  build   four  new
steamers for a fast direct steam-
Tho Best Program of Moving Pictures
and Illustrated Songs ever
shown in Hosmer.
Strong Mexican Films
Watch for Handbills.    Come Early
Follow the Crowd.
15c      ADMISSION      35c
Boots and  Shoes   Neatly
and   Satisfactorily
Leave work at Fletcher's store.
On Sale to any Part ot the World >
If you wish to arrange for j \
your friends coming out to '
this country, call and the ! •
matter can be arranged j:
without trouble for those >■
Full information given
upon application as to all
steamship lines.
Agent C. P. R.
and Notary Public
0.  F. I.AWB
Alex I. Fisher, II. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Good work at low prices and satisfaction guaranteed
B. C.
at values which are the best.    A few of the many lines
we have recently placed in stock:
H. B. K.  Mackinaw Coats,   H. B. K.
Mackinaw Pants, H. B.  K.   Heavy  all
Wool   Flannel   Shirts,   Sweater   Coats,
Sweaters and Knitted Vests.
Main Street HOSMER, B. C.
P. BtFRNS C& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Di-ohb Swell You Might tu well
A. McL. Fletcher, Agent
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
Hosmer Opera House
One Night Only
school during his absence. scntcd   to  make  the  tour,   n
H. Cox, secretary of the  Elk1 -1''', is "  ^ry expensively    seVvice   between    Noval
Valley  Brewing   company,   of undertaking. Scotia ports and  Boston   nnd
Michel, was in town Monday, M*'«- ••• s- Musgrove entertain- \(.w York.     These vessels will
Among tho standard  attrac-   od a number of tho juvouiloB of bo larger,   faster and stronger |
tions  thai   will  appear  iu   the|rliJos ''   v,'''-v    l*Iens'u*' '.v  l;lsl   than any at present engaged in
city I bis season in "( Ho ( ilson
A flock ol u ilel  geese,   bouni , . "'
for the southern climate, imsscd h,VL;,,M,S W'mm ''''W,tl, "  T*" importnul    developments   that
ismer   very
Thursday, being the occasion oi   tho north Atlantic coasl steam-
Master Harold's birthday.    The Linn traffic.   This is ome of thei
over tin- town onTu
Tho pulpil   of  ihe
il contesl   which  i-ndc-d   in  ,-i   u*i||  follow  tho   absorption  of
| draw hotween Sybil   McMeekin the Dominion Atlantic into the
•    ,   ' and hor brothor John,  bul   in system in the spring.   Tho new
'••"'•'•I'   ™*1   be  occupied   by  n tho  SGCond  ,,„,„„,   Sybil   was | vessels will   bo of the type oi'
Hosmer citizen mi Sunday i\ov- Ui1G
ember 13. | £«] p,,.,,-
It i> reported thai two c.r the
families, who recently lefl For
Corbin, will return in llosmer
in ,-i few days.
Constable McCuish returned
on Monday   from   New   West-
proud winner of thc  beaut- ocean liners, about 450 feet long
with   ;i   carrying capacity   of
The  Prince of all  Swedish Dialect Comedians   BEN
HOLMES, the Northland Singer, in
the Comedy Success
Many Bright Songs, Yodels, Lullabys and
Vaudeville Numbers will be given by "Ole'*
and Other Characters
Popular Prices—Reserved Seats at Campbell's
A Play for the People       Better than Ever
Did you know thai thero  are 5000 tons anil  able   to
' over nne- hundred men in Minn- over 20 knots an hour.
i oapolis  by  I he  uame of " (He,
Olson V"   ' Tl
is   much   prospecting
Hosmer Opera House
One Night Only
Dr. ('
litems   anil
fj, for iron in the Suinas mountain    *»»♦■»♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦■»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-»•»-»♦
Moeran returned Monday from
region.    It is stated tbat $30,000    ♦
minster  where  In*  had    taken u   |-(,w  ^.^^  shooting  trip   un mls  '"l"  s(,|'"l'('1'   '" diamond
two piisonors from Fernio, the Elk whore they camped  at dri11   s"""'   "'' tho claims for
The tegular monthly meeting  Dutch Charley's, aboul li.'i miles  "'""•
ot the Hosmer Board   of Trade  f..onl \,,u Michel.    They seem-- Notice,
will be held   in   the  old   se-hcinl  ed some grouse and captured  a      Owing  le.  the  high  cost    ol'
house on Monday evening, Nov. buck, bul owing to the difficulty  living, on1 and  after November
14th. of packing, and the deep snow.   |, ]0J0, the prii
.1.   ii.   Fink,   nl'   Cranbrook, thoy   lefl   the   deer   at   camp,  ii
paid a business trip to town   on They report haviugjj must  en-1|.
Monday. joyablo outing, j I:
e   ol    liorseslioe
Ig will l.e* $3.00  and   .S.V1O   pel-1   ♦ AlHd
orse,      (i. VV. IIai,"hi:i.I)KI{.        T Nuxt Utior Ui Postofflm
-"-t aaVAaaVaaVaaVaaVa»a»«a»a»*.
Here's where you can sine money buying your T
Clothing*, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises i
♦ sole agent     THE HOUSE OF HOBBERLIN, Limited ♦
* Cull uml .see our stoek of uaniples
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦•»♦♦♦♦ 4> *********
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
£ Elk Valley Development Go.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
They  are  Going  Fastlf
Those desirable Home sites in West  Fernie. j
Why don't you get in on <i good thing ? J
Buy a lot and be a "landed proprietor.    Prices
range from $50 to $125.
Prices will rise in the near future.      It is for
you to decide who will get the profit.
$10 secures one now.     Make the other  payments to suit yourself.    For particulars see


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