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Array Your special attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Yeenr special atten-
ticin is calleel to oni*
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Volume II.
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preparations, manicure goods, perfumes, toilet waters, colognes, Florida water, hair brushes, dressing combs, towels, wash cloths. Everything in the toilet line what you need.
Depends largely on the class of goods you use in your toilet. We have
a most thorough stock of everything you need in this line. Shaving
necessities, bath necessities.
TOBACCO—Cravan, Garrick, Shag, Imperial, Capstan,':Three >•
Castles. Cigarettes, Sweet Caporal, Craven. Old Chum, Durhum and "'
all kinds of plug tobaccoes.
Sole agent for the famous
Colin McArthur wall papers
P. BURNS <& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Oame and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. 0.
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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
Large Attendance of Members at
Board of Trade Gathering
The regular meeting of the
Hosmer Board of Trade was
held in the old school house,
Monday evening, April. There
was a large attendance, it being
expected that some exciting
passages of arms were to take
Among those present were:
W. T. Watson, president; H. L.
Brown, secretary;   B.  B. Mills,
A. McL. Fletcher, W. B. Wright,
C. H. Dunbar,   E. I. Bennett,
B. F. Lester, H. A. Marx, F.
Labelle, A. Mathieson, G. M.
Hedley, R. W. Rogers, A. J.
Bennett, A. Fortier, R. Gourlay,
J. D. Thompson, L. Lanthier,
T. A. Cornett, C. B. Winter and
W. Robson.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted and read.
C. B. Winter reported that
the sum of $142.70 had been
received from the Order of
Owls and that the same had
been handed to the secretary of
the Fire Brigade as per previous
resolution. Moved by C. H.
Dunbar and seconded by H. A.
Marx that the reported be accepted.   Carried.
A. McL. Fletcher give an report of the meeting of East
Kootenay Boards of Trade,
which was recently held at
It was moved by C. H. Dunbar, seconded by E. I. Bennett
that in case of any difference
between C. P. R. and the Hosmer Townsite Co. re land for
station and freight sheds, that
the secretary write both parties
and endeavor to come to some
settlement so that this town
may have a station.    Carried.
The secretary read a letter
from G. F. Armstrong in reply
to a communication re fire hall
site. Mr. Armstrong stated
that the application had been
received, also stated that there
had been a previous application
from a private party in Hosmer.
W. B. Wright asked the president if any one knew who the
private party was. The president answered that he was the
party and that his application
was made some months previous, but assured the board
that he was willing to waive
any prior claim in favor of the
Fire Brigade.
This statementseemed to give
general satisfaction and the
wave of hot air seemed to subside.
After some considerable silence, W. B. Wright arose and
addressed the chair, making a
specific charge against a member, who according to the
speaker for some reasons of his
own wished to use the board for
the furtherance of some ulterior object. W. Robson being
the party mentioned.
W. Robson claimed as this
was a direct charge that the
party interested should make
the charge himself. F. Labelle
then arose and claimed tlu>t on
the 10th day of February, 1910,
he had a conversation with
Robson regarding recommend-
ationfor aappointment and that
Robson proposed that Labelle
should make a motion and that
Robson would furnish a second
er that he (Labelle) should have
as a consideration a nice advertisement in the Hosmer
Times. Robson gave a pointed
The atmosphere at this point
was fully charged and indications pointed to a fast approaching storm.
Dunbar said it was Labette's
word against Robson's and as
far as he was concerned he was
prepared to take Labelle's word
rather than Robson's.
At this point Fletcher made
a motion seconded by Cornett,
that Robson be suspended from
membership. On referring to
the by-laws it was discovered
that a member could not be
suspended but could be expell-
od  at a special meeting   by   a
two-thirds majority of the
Robson declared that it was
a fight betweot^ the supporters
of the red light district and
himself and Dunbar showed
personal amimus because he
(Robson) made a charge upon
the public platform that Dunbar had went around town to
get an expression of opinion
regarding the red light element.
There was a hot passage of
arms between Robson and Dunbar with the result that Robson pointedly denied a given
statement re Charlie, the Jap.
Wright arose and said he had
no personal animus against
Robson whereupon Robson
claimed Fletcher had stated
that Wright had been assisted
financially by him and Robson
had witnesses to prove it.
Wright denied that he was a
tool for anybody and denied
having received any financial
assistance from Fletcher.
Here things got very much
mixed up and Bennett claimed
that Robson was the subject of
a vindictive attack solely by
reason of being antagonistic to
the red light element.
Fletcher told Bennett to .shut
up and keep still as it was his
(Bennett's) turn next. Bennett
replied and repeatedly asked
that Fletcher make some
specific charge against him,
which Fletcher failed to do.
Robson, Wright and Gourlay
had also a hot passage regarding other organizations in
which Robson was interested.
B. B. Mills finally made a
motion that a special meeting
be, held on Friday evening,
April loth to dispose of the subject.   The motion  was carried.
The most exciting meeting
that the Board of Trade ever
held in Hosmer was then adjourned.
On Friday evening April 8th,
Roderick McGregor and Miss
Jennie Reid were united in the
bonds of holy matrimony by
pastor Grant of Fernie. Roderick better known to everybody as Rory has been with us
for the past four years. He is
of the McGregor clan of Ullapool, Dingwall Rosshire Scotland, and the bride is a sister of
Mrs. Andy Laurie who with Mr.
James Laurie came up from
Bellevue for the auspicious
event. Murdock McGregor the
assistant agent of the C. P. R.
at Hosmer was best man. In
the evening at 8:30 an informal
reception was held at the Royal
Hotel where thine host, J. F.
Jarvis excelled himself in the
preparation of the wedding
banquet, which was a marvel
in tho matter of gastromonics
and was participated in by over
fifty guests.
After the supper the fun began and the affair developed
into a real "Hieland good time"
where the whirl of the reel
with it wild whoops stirred the
blood of even the toned down
Scots Canadians who have a
tendency to forget the "Ian of
their fathers." Tlie good time
lasted until 2 a. in. in the morning when the last of tho guests
Among those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Edwards, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Millar, Mr. and Mrs.
Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. Dalling,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Robson, Mr.
and Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Pitblado, Mr. T. R. Speers, Mr.
Robt. McTaggart, Mr. E. Cox,
Mr. J. Morgan, Mr. R. Gourlay,
jr., Mr. J. McMurren, Mr. L. E.
Smith and Mr. J. W. Morris.
K. of P. Social
The K. of P. held a social gathering last Thursday evening
at the Odd Fellows hall when
everybody enjoyed themselves.
A select programme was rendered by the following artists:
Song P. Wan-
Recitation  E. Cox
Song W. Smith
Song J. McKilvic
| Recitation I. Topper
Recitation E. Cox
Refreshments were served
and the balance of the evening
was spent iu cards.
Turns Over and Falls into Creek
--Engineer Roberts Killed
A fatal accident occurred on
the C. P. R. about six miles
west from Hosmer and about a
quarter of a mile east of the
Fernie Lumber company mill,
at 4 o'clock Monday morning,
by which an engineer named
Edward Roberts lost his life.
At the hour named engine No.
1348 in charge of Mr. Roberts
and fireman Selby and drawing
only a caboose with Conductor
H. C. Marron, was nearing the
Fernie Lumber company's mill,
when a rock slide came down
on the track immediately in
front of the train.
Before tho engine could be
stopped it crashed into the obstruction, and was thrown from
the track. Engine and tender
turned turtle, fell down a seven
foot bank and was partially-
submerged in the creek.
The fireman was thrown
through the cab window into
the stream and after he had
been carried 100 feet down
stream was able to reach the
shore. The engineer, however,
was pinned under the wreck
and was not released until ten
o'clock in the morning when
life was extinct, the unfortunate man having died about 8
Superintendent Brownlee was
soon on the spot with a wrecking outfit, accompanied by Dr.
Douglass Corsan, Chief Provincial Constable Arthur Sampson
and other officials and tlie
Work of rescue was immediately commenced.
The wreckage crew worked
heroically and did everything
in their power to reach the imprisoned engineer, but owing
to the position of the engine
the work wns most difficult and
Roberts was a single man, 28
years of age and resided in
Cranbrook. A jury was empanelled by Coroner Bieasdell
to view the body and an inquest
will be held. Superintendent
Brownlee took personal charge
of the rescue work and deserves
the greatest praise foi- the excellent and expeditious manner
in which he conducted the operations. The tracks were
cleared in a few hours, and
traffic was resumed.
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Specials for Pay Day!
Raisins 10c per package
100 lbs. Faultless Spuds $1.75
Twelve dozen Pipes to be sold at cost
Fresh Eggs, guaranteed, 40c per dozen
Box of Shaving-Toilet Soap 30c ^;:;;;;;;:;r
e and Fancy Groceries*
Our Stock is Always Fresh
J. A. LUND, Manager
Our Prices Can't be Beat
Hosmer, B. C. it
Fresh For Saturday
Green Onions
Lettuce, Radishes
Rhubarb,  Ripe Tomatoes
Oranges, Apples, Bananas
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B. C.
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A Delightful Surprise Party
On last Monday evening,
April 11th, the members of the
Methodist Ladies Aid Society,
together with a few friends,
had a surprise party at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Rogers and a very enjoyable
evening was spent.
During the evening a souvenir
of Hosmer was presented by
Rev. R. W. Lee on behalf of the
Ladies Aid. Mr. Lee wished
Mrs. Rogers a safe voyage, a
fine holiday and that she would
return fully restored to health.
Mrs. Rogers in a few words
thanked thc friends for their
visit and their present. Refreshments were served and
games and music were indulged in until after midnight.
Those present were:    Mr. and
Mrs. >S. Edwards, Rev. and  Mrs.
R. W. Lee, Mr.   and Mrs. J. I). I
Thompson, Mrs.   J.  Musgrove,!
Mrs.   J.  W.   Morris,    Mrs.    B.
Swanton, Mrs. Robt.  Anderson, j
Mrs, J. H. Lee,  Miss .1. .Smith,,
Miss J. Patterson, Miss Tabiner.
Mr. L. M. McKinnon, Mr. T. R.
Spears,   Mr. G.    R.   Sheppard,
Mr. A. Aubrey Davis and  Mr. j
D. MeLelland.
Varlow is Held for Trial
Magistrate    Alexander   held
Provincial   Constable    Varlow'
for trial ou   the  charge of re-
ceiving stolen money Saturday I
morning at Fernie, and he will i
come up for  trial  at  the  May |
session of the assizes.    The  He-1
langer hoys will  probably not
be   .sentenced   until  the other
trials havo been concluded.
A full lino of scribblers anil j
• lates at Campbell's. ,
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Pest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount  Poyal, (i. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, Iv. C, M. (».. President.
Sir  Edward  Clouston, Part., Vice  President and General
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Cleilltwtick, Endorby, Qroonwood, Hosmer, Kolowna, N'olson New Dcnvor
Nicola, Now Westminster, aossland .Summorland, Vancouver, Vornon, Victoria,
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of 81 icnel upward rccoivod. Interest allowed Jit curronl mica and leeiiel
half yearly. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in tho withdrawal of tho
wholoorany part of tho dopostt.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting m- Decoration
Work done on short notice
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
\e;r.NT   ieeli
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
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V. II.  lNf.lt AM    X
X Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co. j
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices *
Dealers in Coal *
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Could the Earth Collide
With a Comet
ON May 18th next
of Halley's cow
but   15,1 '
thinking man
may .-^i.-emi il .,
1 furiously
the e'iirtli will be plunged into the* tail
met, aud the head . • t" that beech- will be j
 ,t)00  miles away.    It  is lent natural that u
should ask: Is thei ■ u possibility that the earth
I' :c e I   aud   thus com.' tee a   frightful  e'liel.'
enough, it  wees Halley himself wlc.e first point-1
' market-place of seaborne goods; and it would be a strange
tleiug it' seiuie eef the oldest of West country sea-songs and
e-liantios and the Norman and Breton equivalents thereof
could not be discovered aboard the bankers by a musiciani*
person with a sound stomach, a taste for roughing it, anel some
acquaintance with fo'c'sle use anel custom. And NYwfouner
land is not the only territory in the New Weerbl which has not
been explored by'tlie collector eef Old-World folk-songs. The
hill country eef Kentucky, where an illiterate race lives in a
strange seclusion, should be worth exploring.    A little farther
iseenth eene enters the sphere of the negro folk-song (a very different thing from the modern coon song and blatant rag-time
stuff); anei that  is :e well-worked field. '
,-ei -ut the possibility. Whiston, Newton's successor in tlie
Lucas in chair .if mathematics mi Cambridge, was s,, alarmed
:,- •-.! chariot >.i tie.'" which Oared up in his .lay. that Halley
was prompted to look closely into its movements. His work
le-,l m ti,',- startling result' ei,:,i the comet, when passing
through th ■ lit _ node, bad approached tlie earth's path
within :i semi diumetei • • t the earth. Naturally, Halley won
dered what would have happened bad the earth .-met the comet
been actually so close together ie; the  r respective eerbits. As-
Buming the ! emet's mass I i bave 1 a comparable with that
of the earth -.- ussui ption which we now know to havo been
utterly beyc ..■ i :.:..-,.!< > he concluded that, their mutual gravitation would ha\e caused a change in the: |iositie.n of the earth
,, its orb t, and consequently io tho length eef a year. This
train of th Light led him to consider what tin- result of an
actual coll si en would have been, nnd he concludes that "if
•o large ;e body n tit so i.-ipiel ;c motion were to strike the
Eartli ie thing by no means impossible—the Bhock might re
•e this beautiful weerbl to its original chaos."
Hence Halley not only dispelled tho Buporstition and the
terror which once t■ > 11,,\-....t in a comet's wake, but also pointed ..ut  a possibility   which tin- superstitious  Dark  Ages had
neve r .!rtiti-*:*-L . '•    il  B eie.l t.e llicll.-.v Hot  improbnble that j
th.  e-.-utli-)i."il at s.,e.„. remote period boon struck by a comet
which, coming upon it obliquely, had changed tho |
the  axis  oJ   rotation,  the  north   pule  having
thought,  been  at   a  point   met   far front   lluels
more recent  investigations ..I  Kelvin and Sir George Darwin
completely  upset   tiny  such  theory,
Since Ualh ) 's time the chance of n collision between the
,-, -I. ■ ii.i  met lias engaged tho attention of many astronomical mathematicians. Laplace, fen- example, painted tho
possibility of n collision with tho earth so vividly that ho
startled his day and generation. Ue drew u pie-ture of a
cciieie-i whoso mass was Bucll that a tidal wave sonic. 13,000 or
H.e  feet big!] inundated the world, witb tin* result that only
the higher peaks of the Himalayas and tho Alps protruded
Lalando created a  panic by u similar consideration of ™„,        ,..      ,
Bnbject  in a paper which was intended for presontation be-1 ^X.   ."*■>
fore the Academj of Sciences, but which was not read.    Such
was the popular excitement, tbat ho felt himself constrained
to allay tho public tears as well ns he could in a soothing ar
tide published in the Gazette de Prance. The masses assuni
AN   interesting   miner's   myth,  once   wti
swindling purposes, is narrated by tho
e.sit ion of
eel igiimlly,   be
Bay.     Tho
lely exploited for
g purposes, is narrated Dy tne editor of The Engineering and Mining Journal, who asserts that it is
practically being revived today. The essence of the* myth
is tbat the ordinary processes elo not extract all the- geelel
from ore and that others may be devised to save the remnant. This, the writer te-lls ns, is simply a falsehood; but it
is still believed by many. At a recent mining convention an
address was mule- in which the speaker asserted that he had
irrefutable p f thnt geebt had been extracted in paying quantities front comparatively worthless ere* pulp, ami announced
his intention '■! forming a company to operate tho process. We
"The i'lea tbat there is gold hidden to thc tire-assay test
that will yield tee a 'process' is a myth that will not down.
Perennially *1 • ,rs it bob up serenely. We call it the 'Green
Gold Myth," because long age>, in the early days nf California
mining, if our recollection lie correct, a faker introduced it
with an ingenious explanation, to wit: The only geld that the*
fire-assay .letermines is the perfect metal such ns we know
in eeur watch-chains, coins, etc., if wc: arc lucky enough to
have them. Now thero is also in some ceres an imperfect, im-
matura gold—a young gold that has not existed through sufficient geological eons to ripen, in other words, 'green gold'
-which in its tenderness escapes collection by the assnyer's
rude methods. Bui by troatmont with tlie rigbt kind of chemicals from the nurturing hands of the. 'professor' this delicate
gold could be ripened ns quickly ns Presto, change! and be
put. upon tbe1 same footing as its Silurian or Arehean eon-
, --Tlie myth undoubtedly geees further back. Perhaps an
exaniinatiien of the pages cef Agricola would disclose that he
knew of it Tlie alchemists in a way were believers in it.
Possibly it  existed even in the time of the Argonauts.
'-We1 congratulate tlie gentlemen who are, mentioned by
(our Toronto  correspondent  upon  their success in obtaining
,, _   irrefutable  proof  thnt  gold  lias  been  extracted  in   paying
''■      rativolv worthless ore, which is undoubt-
e-.tlv important if true*.   We beg thom, however, to reflect upon
what disastrous effect this may have upon the cost of living
in the world and  in the interest of humanity wo hope they
p',   will bury the secret beyond all chance of recovery."
by both Laplace
theories :;:- no 1.
Since the da
several comet   "
and Lalande arc
ger seriously cot
i.e preposterous that their | '
idored by any sane astron- j A QUARREL THAT SPOILS THE DAY
v  of   I,
Tn the morning he comes
,   ,   ,     ,    ,e    .    , i  (By Sophie Irene Loob)
lace nnd   Lalande thoro  have:  been ( *   J      '
Biela's comet: crosBed the earth's! XTTE all know how it. begins.
announced i   W     er
Europe w;es in a  ferment.    Tli'1 orbit  of tin' earth was con- fee), tlie bacon isn't crisp and ho has just missed his
fuse"!  with  the'  earth   itself.    Such  was  the popular excite-1 car.    He thinks these things and wants them discussed, which
ment. that Arago ionic  it upon himself to compute* the possi-1 they usually are.    One word brings another.    A little personal
bilities of a collision.    Hi' pointed out that thc: eartli eliel not  stab creeps in and the trick is done.
reach   the  exact   spot  when:  tho comet  hail  intersected the j       All tho wny downtown his brain is undergoing a chewing
•arth's   orbit   until   a   month   later,   on   November  30th,   on J anil rehashing of those "stabs," until they assume alarming
whii-!i elate  tin. comet   was 00,000,000 miles away.    Incielen-1 proportions.    He  wonders why everything goes wrong that
tally tie- pointed out. thai   a collision  wns always happily re-1 day, while she is at homo, probably in tears, thinking that
But..    He thought, that  the chances of a meeting were about  life is a horrible problem.    A little judicious thought could
••e in 281,000,000.    Bnbinct, on the* other hnnd, thought, that! have averted a whole day's misery,
a collision was likely to take place once in about. 15,000,000 :       The man who in tlie morning finds the coffee cold aud lets
yrais.    Me.ro r ntly the entire: problem hns been considored  it go nt. that is wise.    But if the good wifo answers and he
hy Prof. W. II. Pickering of Harvard.    By ti collision he un-1 returns the answer with a little addition, one word brings on
dtrstands, lirst. that any part of the earth strikes any part another until there looms up a vocabulary of which both are
•f tlie comet's head; second, that amy part; of the earth strikes  ashamed.
■he most condonsed  point  in fhe heaei  (tlie core)  as distill-j      Then there is the woman who comes home from an after-
gsisheei from the iarger nucleus.    What tlie average size of a
omitted to notify me that I must provide my own table linen',,
cutlery, c tc  ^
Is it necessary, to say that such expenditure caused met
tbe greatest of all my discomforts! During tbe first few day.';
I was madde 1 by tbe way in which 'freshmen' were throwing money about.* PicturoB, cushions, fancy articles, pipes,'
clothing, baths, beeoks. wines, tobacco, cigarettes —tee say nothing of the linen and cutlery—were all being bought in huge
quantities at fancy'prices. To me, whose purse had always
been but poorly furnished, whose career nine years ago at a
day training-college had been a time1 of poverty so great that
frequently twee meals . day had to Buffice; tbat for a week at
a time l w,-es absolutely penniless; -bat for Saturday night
after Saturday nigh", I was glad to earn four shillings for
playing the piano in n certain little public -license ; . . .—to
tne this lavish expenditure Beemed at lirst. not. merely unneces
sary, but criminal. "
He. soon began t-e form social connections, ami this is how'
ho writes about that phase, of Oxford life:
" 'It was vory good of you to come. You know I sometimes feci tbat men 111 . me are. met fit t.e lull; tee men like you.
Vou have* worked bar! ami struggled upward, anel we've done
just nothing except, spend money we never earned, mostly on
pleasures and dissipations.' This was said quietly, simply,
and I believe sincerely .-|s I was having.,-i student's room,
after having eaten the largest and most costly breakfast I bail
ever enjoyed. He was tl..1 son of an extremely wealthy man;
he had a princely allowance from his father; he' came freein a
anions public school. Ami in spite cef my forcible interjection
of the word 'Rubbish!' in spite of the little argument 1 could
bring to bear on bis statement, lie wus evidently depressed by
reflection on bis own idlcnCBB nnd wealth. Nor was this the
only oecasiou on which men like* him have said the same sort
of thing to or about me. In fact, I have been amused, astounded, eveu provoke.I to (ind that, in my own college were
men who gave me a sort eef halo, nnd approached mo with Ihe
diffidence I confess I hud felt toward thom, merely because
[ was supposed to be 'a real live workiugman wine had seen
life, nnd had struggled up lo Oxford just as the story-book
young mnn docs.' One modest youth, expressing to a friend
of mine his desire to know me, said: 'But T don't suppose
he'll caro to talk tee nn'.    1 'tn so ignorant of tilings.'
"Thus before long I was actually being sought as the man
who knew a good deal at first hand of sociul problems anel
tho life of the poor. At debating societies 1 was soon embarrassingly in request, feci- a characteristic of Oxford today is
the extraordinary interest taken in all sorts of social questions—iiiioiiiplovinont, poverty, housing, education, the right,
to work, slum life, conditions of labor, sweated industries.
Such subjects have occupied a very large proportion of tbe
debates both nt tbe Union anil at tbe various college societies.
It was this keen interest, in social reforms which first showed
tne my greatest misconception with regard to the 'upper elass-
s.' Liko most loyal mombors of the proletariat, I had preached of the callousness, the' indiftoronce, of the rich to the sufferings of the poor. 1 bad honestly believed that (be rich
wero more responsible for (be evils of poverty and unemployment, rack-renting and sweated labor. But, now that I was
thrown among these ravening beasts like a slave among
wolves for their delectation, T found thnt quite n large number
of these wolves were watchdogs."
The Nature of Sensation
ever know exactly'liow our feelings are relat
atomic movements tbat accompany them ir
ed to  th
the brain?    Prof. E. de Cyoll,late of-the St. Petersburg
Academy of Medicine, who writes on the subject in tlie Revue
Scientifiipie (Paris), thinks that a sensation as communicated
tee tbe brain is a more or less perfect image of the outer
object that occasioned it. The absolute solution of thc question is doubtless beyond us. Says Professor De Cyon, in sub-
stun co:
"The most illustrious philosophers hnve always considered
the problem insoluble. Descartes declared that the mechanical conception cef the world halted before the impossibility
of explaining the essence of elementary sensation. Neither the
movements of the atoms cef eeur bodies nor the qualities of
eeur mind can separately roneler sensation comprehensible* to
THAT tbe metric system is being forced on the public in a
high-handed aud tyrannical manner is the editorial opinion of American Medicine (.New York). Whnt it calls
the tyranny of tho metric aclvocat.es is only one instance, so
it thinks, of persecution by entrenched authority. Tlie writer
recalls that it lias boon pointed out a thousand times that
tho popular measures wero evolved for practical use by common people themselves, who must have units easily divisible
by two or throe, whilo the scientists havo evolved another
system far more convenient, to them and then havo trieel to
force it on people who can not use it.   Further: ,
" Few uneducated peasants nre able to divide* a measure
into ten parts and where the metric system has been imposed
on tbem, thoy have immediately devised half, quarter, and
eighth units like our commercial divisions of tho dollar and
■lime. In certain parts of Europe, tbe peasants still use their
ages-old  measures where Ibe metric system is the only legal
. "The creator cef modern critical philosophy, Locke, asserts
that our mind is powerless to discover an intelligible relation
between material objects und tlie sensations thnt tbey pro-
duce in us. Kant's efforts resulted iu only an apparent solution of the difficulty. Kant considers thc concept ns being
given in advance of the sensorial experience.
'• Physiology has not been any more fortunate in its efforts
tee explain the nature of our sensations and perceptions and
the fault is largely that of Helmholtz. This is how he conceives the mechanism eef eeur sensations:
" 'Our sensations ure the effects produced on our organs by
exte'iior causes; the manner in which these effects are manifested depends essentially on the nature of the apparatus on
which the nction is exerted. So fur as flic quality of our sensations depends on the peculiarities of the exterior action that
provokes thom, it sboubl lie considered us a sign of the action
and licit as its image. A sign necessitates no sort of resetnb
lance with the object elesignatcd.'
"Despite the high authority of Helmholtz as a physiologist, his concepticen, which is purely metaphysical, has not
been accepted unreservedly. We may recall cine fact recognized by a!] physiologists which directly refutes this concept; of symbols: Our understanding is absolutely powerless
to influence or correct tlie illusions of our senscB.
"We see the moon us a flat disk, although well knowing it
to lie spliericn!. In spite of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton,
we always sec tlie sun rise and set. Our understanding is
equally incapable of correcting the innumerable optical illusions that may be provoked at will in the course of laboratory experiments in physiology.
''The impossibility of the mind's modification of our erroneous sc nsations must he attributed to the structure and the
functional faculties of tne brain-centres, und not to defects of
tho understanding. In fact, as we think correctly, it is the
limited faculties of our ganglionic, cells that can not adapt
themselves to our thoughts. All these facts impose upon
us two general conclusions: 1. Sensations are not signs or
symbols thnt the, understanding imposes upon us, but rather
veritable images of the exterior world, images that may remain ineffaceable during the whole life. 2. Tho alleged limits
of our understanding nre in reality only the limits of the
brain-centres, organs of our psychic life. This latter conclusion justifies ngain thc necessity of eliminating the mind
from the brain functions and witnesses in favor of the dual-
istie. conception of mind and body."
The author's theory of sensation as a faithful reproduction of tbe outside world means, for insttince, as ho goos on
explicitly to tell us, that tho imnge cast upon tbe retina by
the lease of tlie eye is transmitted in somo way to the brain
in image. If we could actually perceive the mocbanism
of nerve and brain, we should first, ho says, see tho excitation
of the retina by tho image, then its transmission to tho corresponding ganglions nf the. brain, situated in the visual sphere,
and then   its   comparison   with   images  derived  from other
. comet 's head may be, we have no moans of knowing,
estimates tbat for a telescopic comet it averages from
to  100,000 miles in diameter.    Tbe head of tho great
,200,00* miles;  that   o
; and > Il nl  of nako.1 eye
UHt   e
I'  Ilolme*'s comet
ceiiue'ts gonerally
tomets, including
orbit.    From this
••mot  of  is] l  was
im 1802, 700,000 mile
•ver 100,000 mile's.
In tbe best bull' of the last .-eatury 1-1
Ml tuns, petiet rated the sphere' ot' tin* earth 's
Pr..t'. Pickering infers that, we should expoct to be struck by
the core of :i visible' comet once in about 40,000,000 years, anil
hy some portion of tin' head «ne'o in 4,000,000 years. Since
eomets' orbits are' more thickly distributed near the ecliptic
than in other rcginns of the sphere, (lie collisions would oc-
twr rutbe-r more' frequently than this, but hardly ns often as
•■re in 2,000,000 years; ami since it hns boon estimated that
aiinitil life lias existed iq  the earth for about 100,000,000
joins, a considerable number nf collisions, perhaps as many
as fifty, must bave taken place during that interval, in Prof.
Pickn- rig's opinion, ovidently witheuit producing any very
Mrioiis  results.
The old notions cef the* thlnl effects <if comets wore based
upon an erroneous conception of cotnetary masses. .It seems
astonishing tbat a man of Laplace's fondorful mathematical
powers should not bave. concluded tbat a body like a comet,
which can sweep through the entire solar system without de-
ranging a single once of its members, must, have a mass so
steam 11 that it cannol appreciably affect the waters of the earth.
As it is, comets aro more likely to bo captured by planets
(witness the comet families of Jupiter anel Saturn) than to
derange a momber eef (he solar system or to produce tielnl effects.
Tin- plunging of lb,, curlh in tin* tail of Halley's comet
aaturally causes many to wonder whnt, will lie the effect upon
the inhabitants of the earth. Similar passages occurred in
Hid and 1801, but no one was tbe wiser until long after. Some
afltroneemers claimed to havo noticed auroral glares and no:
teoric displays at the time', but whether these were really associated with the comet or not cannot definitely be stated. At
all events, it may bo safeely hold that; on May 18th next none
•f us will he aware' of the fact that
the tail of Halley's comet. Prom this it, may well be inferreci
that the wild tales of the possible effects of poisonous gases,
tales for which the' newspapers are vory largely responsible,
Roundhouse at National Transcontinental Shops in Course of Construction at Springfield, Man.
are utterly wit!
is   composed   o
▼apors an.I  of
amount   eef  toxi
brushed by the
SktmoBphoro will not be so affected that, a chemist could detect it. Flammarion has drawn a vivid picture in bis "La
Fin du Monele-" of the possible effect of passing through a
tai! highly charged with vapors, lie lias shown us terrified
humanity gasping for breath in its death struggle witli car-
hon monoxide gas, killed off with merciful swiftness by vy-
anogem, and dancing joyously tee an anaesthetic' death, proline'-
•d by the conversion of the atmosphere into nitrous oxiele or
dentist's ''laughing gas." No one of tiny common sense
should be alarmed by these nightmares, particularly when it
■ s considered tbat see diaphanously thin is a comet's tail, that
•tars can be seen through it without, diminution in brightness.
noon party and finds tho maid has broken one of her favorite
cut glass pieces. Sho begins a tirade of abuae against that
"careless creature," when it was probably purely accidental.
Sho herself may have done tbe same thing several times over.
Finally sho keeps the scolding up so long that tho maid
also gets impatient and has something to say on tbe subject,
which the woman of the house resents, and, as a consequence,
Mary "takes ber clothes and goes."
Where is the gain?   Thc lady bas to roll up her sleeves and
go to work until the kitchen has again been provided with
another worker.    Had she just considered the situation and
spoken with calmness to the girl, she would not have lost a
j goeid servant.   "Wilful waste makes woeful want.
Tact!    That is the thing.   It works wonders.
Avoid quarrels rigbt from the starl. One of the parties
must be magnanimous. A discord on the piano played by ono
, band will pass off unnoticed, but if both are wrong the harmony is entirely lost. So it is with humans. One must for-
• :tro literally breathing boari fbe "brave" individual will say, "I won't take anything from anybody! " But he is mistaking bravado for cowardice. Ho who tempers his speech at the proper time is indeed brave.
Any one can start a quarrel, but it takes real courage to
avoid one. Consideration is tho watchword. Get it! Only
ono get mad at a time, then tbere is a chance for adjustment.
Pacify rather than "argufy."
nre  very
u( foundation.   It, is true1 that a comet's tail
poisonous   and   asphyxiating   hydrocarbon
yanogen;  but if is also true tbat, tbe actual
■  vupeir is so small  thnt  wben the eartli  is
tail of Halley's comet, the composition of th
Till] music ball song has its day and disappears; it seems to
(itnl welcomo among city bound folk who arc, of course,
rTYIIE spirit of caste bas commonly been associated with the
JL reputation of Oxford; but if wo take the recent confessions of a workman's son this haughty goddess has
deserted her shrine. There arc some wbo say that this spirit
is invading American colleges. Has sho become a homeless
wanderer and is knocking at any hospitable door? At all
events this Oxford man, "H. A.," whose confessions appear
ill tho Manchester Guardian, asserts that "class prejudice
hardly existed at all" in his own college. With fow exceptions lie wns on the most friendly footing with all the men
of his own year and with most of the men next nbove and
below him. Cliques he admits, "but they are not formed on
class lines."
Then, loo, there is "at Oxford a strong anel forcible min-
eerity who to somo extent do really justify the vehement at-
. tacks made upon them from the foot of the Martyr's Memor-
toriously capricious in their likes and dislikes. These ja] on Sunn.iv e-.cnings by fanatical Socialists." But this
s»ngs meet their Waterloo when they venture afiold into the man Sl,ng aiB0 "extremists of tbe. rich, just, as the vehement
•ut.pe.sts of civilization -the mining uml logging-camps; but revolutionary is tho extremist of the poor."
just hero. Bays a correspondenl of the London Times, nearly This writer, whose words nre queeteil in The American
all Knglish folk songs, which are especially suitable for open- Educational Review (New York), entered Oxford at the age
air performance, "have stood tho test of transplanting into  „f twenty-nine, after having taught in nn eleinenturv school.
the reservations   .1  our ft  ho.vonel the sens."    Tlie love of  Thn fltnn,iarri „f life, so much higher than he had previously
Hnglish folk music, be thinks, "is  ef tbose bonds of em-   |i„I)Wlli cauSod him not onlv dismnv, but  ropulsieen.    He des
■ire which  are none  Ibe  weaker because tbey are invisible.  oribos bis first "hall dinnor":
to tin- tourist   win. keeps to Ibe highways, the steel mils be- "Solid silver spoons and forks!    What wicked waste!    A
tween Lust and West."   The ttipirc," it. may bo facetiously   ,.|„,ln nnpkin even- night!    A four- or five-course dinner, nnd
remarked, sti'l Booms to him to include territory that slnco tho only once in mv'life had 1 experienced an evening dinner.
■oclaration of Independence has been known to others by n M/rnlv [ wns a commoner! Opposite sat n lord's son; by my
difTi'ri.tit geographical description. From bis point of dopar- si,|0'thc son of a famous writer; near tne were the descendants
tore, however, lie gives in it roeonl number cef that paper 0f historical families, t was poor, shy, norvous, sore in spirit,
aomo interesting facts e,u tlie migration of folk song. Thus: .,e.nnr, .,„ | bad never been alone before. It wns a new world,
"In ovory pnrt nf tho high prairies, along the fur-traders'  nnd   I  was  half  afraid.    As  1   returned  nlone  through  the
trails Into tin- Par Morth, and even in tbe f.eui lor communi-   shadowy quadrangle past the ancient building up to my room
ties (whom while, red, brown, and yellow men live- on :i sal- I felt heartsick and miserable. Nor was the warm solitude of
■ on cannery or a placer mine), from Fort St, Michael 'hewn my room nt first any antidote. It was full of ghosts. Famous
to Snn Francisco, the Dan anil Bersheba eef Ibe Pacific slope, J men bail lived in it—al; least one grent poet, one famous his-
I hnve found i.>s!ig"s of Knglish folk music. Sooner or later torian. Other rooms nn the staircase hnel housed great states-
tbe popular music-hall ditty, whether a product eef London or men, literary men, poets, thinkers. Why, then, wns I here?
New Yeerk or I'liiciego, succeeded in reaching these remote' am    Wn« it  ull a elream? fir was it really true thnt the old hnrel
huscaele-s of Western life. But in almost every case its popularity was ephemeral; the true pioneer, farmer or cowboy or
fur trailer ... free miner, always preferred tin- weenls that, grew
together in bis racial birthplace, the melody of crimson
rhythms Ibui lives iu the blood ho inherits. It may be that
1 few of the- folk songs which are' no longer tee be found in
Bnglnnel still  survive  in  the'  Empire's open  spaces.    New
foundland,   feer   example,   would
prove us rich in treasure trove <e(
try. w'n'e-h 1ms been so faithfully
•thers. who deserve u be called the Musi
" In the many litM.» li-hinc hamlets of that, sea-girt, Devon
tcrn.litional songs ulioutiej; among them a number of curious
efioast ing rhytn.s which the- fishermen fwho nre often unable
to rend ..r write, fortunately) got by heart in order that they
■ay voyage safely along <hr iron-bound const, from one 'hole j
m the wall' to .-in.ether. The Grand Banks, the groatost grave-
yarel e.f seamen in th" world, must surely be :i fertile field of
•xplnration for collectors of traditional sen-songs, both Kng-
lish and French. Pur nearly four centuries this expanse eef
■ isly eehonl waters, every wnve of which is haunted tind rolls
♦it e.f the. white gloom with its whispered message: of half,
jj-tienlatc  Byllablcs, has been .-i  nursery of sailormon anel a
life was behind me, that I, too. wns nt lust given the chance
for which I had craved, for which so ninny better, more
worthy men t.hnn I crave in vain down helow there in the
schools, the factories, the fontt'lries?
". . . . f didn't understand servnnts! It, was so
strange tn have a man at one's beck and call. Nor did it,
seem right that I, who had always waited on myself, cleaned
probably—nay", certainly— my boots, done odd jobs about tho house, should have nil Ihose
this kind ns the West e-oun-! things clone for mo. But when at 7.30 on my first, morning
sphered by Mr. Sharp anel ' at college the gooel mnn came into my bedroom, drew up the
membrnucors. blind, poured cold wnter into the shallow bnth. anil said,
'Half-past seven, sir,' then, indeed, I was shocked! He evidently expected me tn huve a cold bath; to sprinkle myself
with icy water on that, keen October morning—n most, unheard-of procoodingl A further sense of strangeness afflicted
me iii the possession of two rooms, a 'bedder' tind a 'sitter.'
tho latter n Inrgo doublo-windowod reeom very comfortably
furnished, ami with the* walls all paneled not with oak but,
painted wood. There were no pictures—those I eouhl provide if I wanted—nnd from one of the pile of advertisements
received eluring the next few days I learned that pictures
could be hired by the term. But having pictures was out of
the question.    By sofe eeve-rsight the college authorities had
one. They can not do otherwise and thc attempt to force Isenses, in order to correct or perfect it. If the object is in
thom to the impossible shows gross ignorance of psychology motion, its imago moves in tho brain across tho "imago of our
on the part of the  metric  advocates.   Thousands of years [ visual field."   Professor De Cyon thus concludes:
hence our western roads will still be a mile apart oven if the
sign-posts mark the distances in clocimals of a kilometer. It
would be just as sensible for the common people to riso in
their wrath and pass laws making it illegal to uso in laboratory work any other than their practical measures—indeed
moro sensible, for the scientists can do it, though inconveniently, whereas thc peasant can not uso metric measures at
all. These tire the reasons why physicians in contact with
tho less intelligent are compelled to use the measures most
easily comprehended, even if the prescription is Written in
decimals. We doubt, therefore, whether the metric system
will ever come into general use iu medical practise or any
other matter connected witli the lowly.
"French metric tyranny is now beginning to be actually
harmful. The laws have been niacin so strict tbnt manufacturers are forbidden tn use foreign or the old native ones.
In Lyons several men have been fined for making goods on
non-metric measures, though intonded for export to countries
where the metric goods will not sell. Tyranny of science
could not be carried farther, unless all manufacturers are
jailed for trying tn increase French prosperity. We may.
therefore, expect to see a marked reaction as soon as the injury is fully realized, and the metric advocates may prepare
for -tho coming Hteerm. It might its well be acknowledged at
once that though tho metric system is indispensable for laboratory work or international science, if such an expression is
allowable, it is beyond tho capacity of the common herd
who have evolved more convenient ways of measuring and
will not use Ihe scientific, because unable, A century of effort hus failed to make people do the impossible and thoro is
no hopo of future success. Tho medical profession must realize that in their scientific work they must use the metric system, but in their contact with the sick thoy must use measures
understood, and never use a fraction moro complox tban a
hnlf. Wc regret the persistent attempts to force Congress to
do what has failed in Europe."
WALT MASON, whose doggerel has amused and edified
Canadian readers all over the West, is a Canadian
by birth.
Walt Mason, for that is his real name, was born in Ontario
County at a little village known ns Columbus, some miles
north of Whitby. In this little cross-roads place he worked
ns a boy in a woolen mill; later at Port Hopo in a hardware
store. At the tender nge of fourteen yoares he began to
write, verse, but it was only a couple of years ago, at Emporia, Kansas, that he came into prominence ns an author.
Now his re.'iders number millions.
Mr. Mason defies nil the historic laws of vorse-mnking
by composing his pootry on a typewriter, and sending it out
without revision, At work before eight in the morning, he
devours the exi'hanges and grinds out smoking editorials by
tho yurd, and before eleven o'clock has prcnluced the editorial
page of tlie Kmpieria Gazotto, which is quoted the country
over. Shortly after noon he is back nt work, editing telegraphic, despatches, writing hoadlbios, and in odd moments,
making verses, a pursuit which also occupies a portion of
each evening. In thc Into .afternoon he is out with his fast
horse; horses nre' his hobby.
Since the beginning cef his newspaper career on the Atchison Globe iu 1RS5, the poet-philosopher has worked on pnpors
all over the country. Ho is not a society man. One interviewer described him as "dressed chiefly in a pair nf blue
serge trousers, and a vest that, might have been mistaken at tl
distance for it comic supplement." Mason himself recalls an
incident when he did blossom out in "snssiety" in somewhnt
similar clothes. It, was in 180.'!, and his peregrinations had
taken him to Washington, where his verses attracted the attention of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett., of "Littlo Lord
Faiintleroy" fame. She invited him to her house, anel he
went, though reluctantly.    But let him tell it himself:
"I hud on a dinky suit nf hand-me-downs, with a sack
cost thnt barely reached below my shoulder blades, and high-
water punts. They had butlers and footmen and such critters
at the Burnett house, nnd T wns ushered intn a room well filled with holies and gentlemen in correct attire, and Mrs. Burnett guv.* no- a groat reception, and introduced me to al! those
birds eef paradelse, and my duds seemed tn shrink nil the time,
and T never wns so miserable in nil my life."
Much of Wall Mason's success lc»s in his ability to get at
tin: heart of things, lie deals with subjects which interest
everybody; puts his finger right e*n the vital spots of home
life aiid business iife. He does nnt get nut a brass band to
hernlel the lessons taught, by his prose poems, but there is a
lot of shrewd common sense in plain, understandable language
in these little verselets, which give them n value apart from
their pleasant " jinglesnmcness. "
"A fortunate consequence of the conception of sensations
as a faithful reproduction of exterior objects is to render vain
the external speculations on the reulity of the world, which
for centuries have interfered with the development of psychology. Likewise there is an end also of the bizarro hypothesis that light, sounds, odors, and other excitants of the
peripheral organs of sense do not really oxist, and aro only
the products of our sensations. As long ago as the time of
Galileo this idea answered more to thc needs of human vanity
than to the exigencies of strict logic, The argument that tho
light rays act otherwise on the skin than on the retina, or
that mechanical and electric excitement of the retina also
make us experience a vague luminous sensation was alroady
outworn, even before the discoveries of Maxwell and Hertz.
Tho sun will continue to illumine the earth, even whon all
trace of living beings shall have disappeared, as it illumines
ut, present its other uninhabited satellites. When bo placed
the creation of light before thut of plants, animals, and man,
Moses was right. Without the light of the sun, no life was
or is possible on the earth. The retina receives and sees the
light; it does not produce it. The same also is true for the
other organs of' sense.*' *' ,
THAT the up-to-date surgeon may one day actually include
in his equipment a refrigerator where various portions
of bodily organs, will bo kept in cold storage roady to
be spliced on where they are most needed is tho rather startling suggestion made by Mr. R. Romme in La Revue (Paris).
Recalling an earlier prediction of this kind, the writer asserts
that it seems now to be in a fair way to be fulfilled. Dr. Carrel, whose success in the reparative surgery of the internal
organs has already been noted, has been experimenting on
animals with material kept in cold storage as above suggested, and in many cases with complete success. The discussion
iB not only interesting in itself, but throws a side-light on
thc methods and merits of vivisection, which some regard as
moro cruel than useful, while others take the opposite view.
Says Mr. Romme:
"No matter how inexpert he may be in anatomical matters, everyone knows of the aorta from tho aneurisms that
sometimes develop thore, whoso rupture may cause sudden
death. 'Ho succumbed to tho rupture of an aneurism' is a
phrase that is still often heard. Eyeryone now knows that
the aorta is a large artery, over tin inch in diameter, which,
issuing from the left ventricle, describes a curve and then
descends along thc vertebral column to the sacrum.
"It is comparatively easy to get nt the aorta in tho part
situated in the abdominal cavity. If the surgery of tho arteries were more advonced thero would be no great difficulty,
in case of an aneurism of tho abdominal aorta, in opening
the abdomen and uncovering the great artery and its aneur-
ismnl tumor. Dr. Carrol has performed several successful
operations on the nbominnl aorta of cats, removing a segment, nf the huge blood-vessel and replacing it with a similar
segment tnken from another animal or kept for some time in
colli storage in a special liquid	
"Greater difficulty, however, would be experienced in an
operation on the thnracie aorta. To get at this part of the
artery it would be necessary to open the chest and to move
the lungs to one side. Now in case of a large opening of tbe
thorax, the lungs collapse, the respiration ceases, and the animal dies of suffocation.
"This difficulty, however, no longer exists. Researches
mnde recently have: shown that respiration may be replaced
for somo time by simple ventilation of the lungs. To realize
this it is sufficient to place in the trachea a tube of average
calibre and to pass through it a current of air under slight
pressure. In contact with this air, which distends tho lungs,
the blood throws off its carbonic, acid and is charged with
oxygen. Asphyxia is thus avoided, nnd the animal may continue to breathe and live for three or four hours.
This is precisely the nrrangement adopted by Carrel in his
experiments on dogs. . . Ho draws the, conclusion that
operations nn the thoracic aorta are not, necessarily dangerous.
It is, however, another matter to go further and say that the
surgical treatment of aneurisms of the aorta is an accomplished fact. For to operate on nn aneurism surrounded with inflammatory adherenees and pathological products is much
more difficult than to treat a healthy aorta. We may hopo,
however, that the day when we shall know how to vanquish
these difficulties is not fnr off nnd that in this day, in all surgical hospitals there will be a cold-storage plant where will
bo kept all Forts nf segments—arteries, veins, joints, perhaps
arms und legs, which the surgeon will utilize in his
WHEN a liner has docked and the
passengers hare all passed dowa
tlie gang-plank the officers and
crew do not, as might be supposed,
make a clash for their homes, there t*
see their families and friends and havt
a good time until thc vessel sails on the
ret urn trip. On the contrary, about
the hardest work the ship people hare
then begins, for between docking and
departure: the liner must be thoroughly
overhauled anil cleaned from stem t.
stern, inside and out, and all within the
period of thirty-six hours.
The hull of tin: vessel must be entirely repainted; the funnels scraped and
brightened with a fresb coat of color;
every bit of machinery inspected and
tightened up; and even tbe masts and
rigging looked after.
ln the matter of cleaning up, it may
be pointed out thut in tbe case of a
big liner the mere furbishing of the first
cabin ilining-saloon is itself a task of
no mean dimensions. Such a saloeen may
Beat nearly 500 guests without any "relay." The carpeting must be taken up
and beaten; each table must be repol-
ishodj the floor must bo cleaned until
it shines like a mirror; every bit of
puint or gilding must be carefully washed; all chairs are inspected and re-polish- :
ed; and many other odd jobs dono be- '
fore tho,saloon is again put at tho disposal eef passengers.
The sumo task must be accomplished
with reference to the second dining-
saleion, tin. drawing-rooms, the library,
tho smoking-rooms, etc. Then, too,
thero tire some 400 staterooms, say,
which must be treated in the same fashion, to say nothing of the inspection of
forty bathrooms,
One of thee hardest bits id work is in
connection with the "furnishings." For
instance, it is necessary to count, seert,
and chock some .'(0,000 pieces of linon.
No linen, however, is ever washed on
board. It is placed in sacks containing
ench from 200 to 250 pieces and sent is
vnns to the laundry. When it comes
back the tiresome job of counting, sorting, etc., must again bo gone through
Tho silverware also comes in for a
good deal of attention. This may be to
tho number of 15,000 to 20,000 pieces.
Glassware on a liner seldom' numbers
fewer than 2.7,000 to .30,000 pieces, while
tho number of dishes, plates, cups, etc., 1
often reaches 00,000.     ■
Every piece of this glass and china
has to be washed and polished during
tho ship's "housocloaning," although
thoy have been kept scrupulously bright
during tho entire voyage. Each* department is in charge of an employee—e,nc
for tho silverware, ono for the linen, on*
for tho china, etc.—and each of these
men is in turn answerable to the bead
steward, to whom is brought a report of
tho total number of pieces on band.
livery sheet, towel, table-cloth, found
to be worn to any appreciable degree; is
immediately discarded, for no "rags"
arc permitted on a first-class line:. During the course of ono trip a linsr will
use something like three hundred Turkish towels alono and ns many as a thousand smaller ones for tho firet-cabia
people only.
In tho steerage the cleaning is conducted nn somewhat different lines. Everything that might be damaged by
water is taken out of the steerage quarters and tho hose is brought into plaj.
Then tho whole steerage is scrubbed
WOOD-CARVING, for centuries an
important national industry in
Switzerland, has suffered a crisis
during tbe past year which threatens t.»
affect the business permanently, following upon practically a monopoly and a
long period of prosperity. These carvings have been especially popular with
tourists, hundreds of thousands of whom
visit Switzerland every year, and a
large export business has been established with other countries, including
tho United eStntos. This is especially
true as to church emblems and articles
representing historic scenes and events.
An important Swiss wood-carving
centre is at Einsiodeln, a historic viF
lage in tbe mountains in tho canton of
Schwyz, where thero is a celebrated pilgrimage, a wealthy Benedistine monastery, and a splendid church. Thc industry centres in the Bernese Oberland,
where wood-carving is tho chief occupation. Thc church emblems of Einsiodeln,
tho boars of Berne, the lion of Lucerne,
tho St. Bernard tlogB, cows, and the
quaint Swiss chalets are all reproduced
in wood and sold at tbe curio shops.
These objects have found their way into
practically all Continental towns, and
.Swiss wood-carvings arc almost as well
known in ofher European countries as
at home.
Various circumstances havo contributed to the present crisis, among which
is the increased cost of raw material,
much of which is imported, making it
necessary to advance sell ing'prices without increasing real values. This has in-
ited competition from other countries,
especially Austria and Germany. Furthermore, Austria recently placed a
hoavy import duty on souvenirs, under
which wood-carvings are classified, and
in France thoy must be Btampcd "imported," which, it is alleged, has affected tho sale to such an extent that the
imports from Switzerland have boe»
greatly reduced.
Thc passing of the Swiss wood-carving industry is further evidence that
industrial progress is gradually eliminating from the commercial world rural
industries built up nnd maintained
where wages are small and thc expense
of living low. Modern machinery and
methods, increasing compotition, and
the inexorable laws of trado aro driving
out'primittve concerns or forcing tbem
into combinations. This is cause for
regret, ns many of the people living in
the liornoBe Oberland have fnr generations depended upnn wood-carving for
maintenance. They havo acquired groat
skill in this, and, being slow to accept
innovations, it will be difficult for them
to adopt new methods.
MOST landsmen are astonished when
they learn the capacity of thc
ocean freighter. As an illustration, one may cite a freight Iinor, rated
at twenty thousand tons' burden, which
will carry loads such as may bo briefly
itemized thus: lfiO.000 bushels of wheat
in bulk, equal to 320 car-loads, or 16
trains of 20 cars each; 1,000 tons of
flour, 80 car-loads; 4,000 boxes of bacon, 75 car-loads; 3,000 tierces of lard,
48 car-loads; 1,300 bales of cotton, 40
car-loads; 1,200 head of live cattle, 80
car-loads; 3,600 quarters of droBsed
In addition there will probably bo a
thousand tons of miscellaneous merchandise—say, eighty carloads more; in all
780 car-loads, or thirty-nine long trains
of twenty cars each. Nor is the above
by any means the entire load of a
freighter of the burden mentioned. It
will leave accommodation for, say, 800
tn 1,000 steerage passengers, as also for
n crew of 150 men and fifty cattlemen,
with food and fndder for all.
Tn the fuel-bins, too, there will be carried a burden of 1.300 tons of coal, or
more than one hundred car-loads. THE HOSMEK TIMES
Williamstown, Ont., July 27th, tgcS.
"I suffered all my life from Chronic
Constipation and no doctor, or remedy,
I ever tried helped me.   "Frtiit-a-tives"
Fromptly cured me. Also, last spring
had a bad attack of BLADDER and
KIDNEY TROUBLE and the doctor
gave me up but "Fruit-a-tives" saved
my life. I am now over eighty years
of age and I strongly recommend
MFniit-a-tives" for Constipation and
Kidney Trouble".
50c a box, 6 for $2.50—or trial box, 25c
—at    dealers   or    from    Fruit-a-tives
Limited, Ottawa.
a simple evening gown which seems to need freshening if it
IS to be woru through to the end of the season.    They fairly
remodel such a costume, and often the new trimming makes ■
them even more attractive than before it was added.    When
a scarf is used it must not be done inartistic-ally.   In the first!
place, the soft  drapery outlining the shoulders should look |
what it is intended to be, u part of the gown, contrasting in
tone, perhaps, but certainly not in other qualities.
Fancy  coats  with   backs sleeping  downward  continue
"I inherited my father's braiiiB,
Otherwise I am completely bust,"
But he turned cptite red wiien tbe lady
"Wine's  holding your   inheritance  in
— OF —
will receive personal attention,   We gladly
wire wliaL we uui get before selling
WITH snow and ice on every hand, the tm-Minumeter regis*
tering below freezing point, the sudden appearance of
Bummer oats, as exhibited by leading milliners and in
the large department shops, is a tritlo overwhelming to the
average individual.    When the custom first was established
of the display of summer materials immediately alter Christmas there was  a  murmur uf astonishment and unfavorable
criticism, but the scheme had much that was practical tn re
commend it, for to buy in advance of the season and have j
the  simpler  frocks made  up  at  a  season   when  dressmakers;
and seamstresses are not so rushed means the saving of time!
and nervous energy.    Then tlie universal custom of going to ;
a  semi-warm   climate   in   the   middle   of  winter  necessitated ;
buying thinner clothes to wear.    But hats, unless to go South, i
and straw hats!    A foolish fad it has become, this display of j
early spring millinery, ami yet  to  see the  messengers from
the  leading   millinery   establishments   laden   down   with   the!
huge hat boxt'S  (each house being known at a glance by its;
distinctive hat box)  forces the conviction  that fashionable
I women  are already buying, or,  rather,  have  bought,  largely
of their latest  importations, whether or not a trip South  is
contemplated.    After all, the new bonnet for Easter is acknowledged tn be obligatory.
Are these very advanced styles to be the reigning ones
for the summer? is the anxious question of the woman who
must perforce buy wisely and well. So often are fashions
tried on the public and then dismissed as impossible and au
absolutely different fashion brought forward to become most
exaggeratedly popular! The prices asked tor the latest and
the lirst styles of the season are often absolutely overwhelming, and yet if a woman finds among the different models one
that suits her own especial stylo and beauty lo perfection
She iB perfectly willing lo pay the price demanded—not asked,
be it understood—realizing thnt she has discovered a treasure
and with the acquisition thereof has attained a peace id' mind
and sense of contentment that makes hor the envied of all her
friends. Often dors fhe purchase of flu- hat determine the
spring costume in color and style, and, after all, is nol. the
hat the most important part of a woman's appearance/ The
woman whose head is always perfectly dressed attracts more
admiration and attention than the woman who, with the
smartest gowns, wears an ugly, unbecoming hat or has her
hair unbecomingly or untidily arranged.
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Straight  effects :
n tc
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Such a bewildering variety (
the latest millinery  makes the
a most difficult task, but then:
making tho choice, and during
more time to think uf fashions,
later must not be considered, i'<
f styles US are exhibited in
selection of the spring hats
is much that iu pleasant in
these Lenten days there is
That other styles will appear
r it is a well accepted fact
turn   wearers
oblique lines.
light shade oi
is close fitting and
coals the tup of a
Gold Color Tulle Toque
ml  they  prefer a style which  lends itself to
In   one  youthful   model   it   is   portrayed   in  a
Ian without any yellow in the tune.   The ikirt
imies well above the waist, where it con-
nj'Ie chiffon cloth blouse.
that in Paris the fashions are constantly changing. A woman
whose taste in dress is well known, wrote from Paris last.
summer that to always nave a hat in the very latest style
meant unceasing effort, for after having purchased a large,
low, broad brimmed shape as the very latest fashion, the following week narrow brimmed, big crowned hats were pronounced the only hats t'a.shi unable. In America the styles
do not change with quite the same depressing rapidity, but
that any one special shape, color or stylo will remain popular
through even one season cannot be hoped for, and therefore
it is wisest and best to chouse a hat that has some distinctive
originality and which is above everything becoming.
Tulle and net hats are extremely popular at the moment,
and will be in fashion, it may be safely predicted, for a long
time. Both not and tulle aro so becoming, and whether the
entire hat is made of either or they are used merely as trimming the effect is much thc same. For the new toques or turbans either tulle or tlie finest figured net is extremely smart,
and there are two or three models tin? only trimming of which
consists of the lull bows and loops at the side, while others
aro trimmed with many sprays nf aigrettes; these last are
extremely expensive, and the sfinie effect, or a close imitation,
is to be noticed in the still" bows of tulle. Fancy straw
braid is combined witli not ami tulle vary satisfactorily, and
then the trimming is of either aigrettes and bows or merely
of the Btiff, high bows placed :it just the angle to be most
becoming both to the side and the full face. These hats are)
all made in color to match tho different gowns or are all in j
black. In black they are far the must practical, for they can
be worn wilh different gowns as well as witli all black, and
are considered smart for theatre wear, but thero are light
colors used that are extremely charming.
Just a touch of jet. gild ur silver adorns sume uf these
tulle tuques, but this is a touch that has tu be must carefully
dealt with, for if  not   right  it  will  spoil  the smartest   tuque.
FT1WENTY years ago the train robber
X     was onu of the most serious problems with which the railroads west
of   the   Mississippi   Ifiver  had   tu  deal.
But new times have come with the western   roads,  and,   but   for  an   oceasiunal
Ihold-up, the train-rubber who know the
t*liiiies3'j  of  tlie  "profession"  is  rapidly
becoming a memory.    With him is passing from  tho payrolls of   the  railroads
that   romantJc  type of gun fighting defective   who. stood   ever   ready   to  head
a posse and face death against men des-,
perate    and    redoubtable    as    frontier
: inarksmeu.     Ju   his  stead  there  is  now;
employed the modern railroad detective, \
j more  suave  uf  manner and absolutely'
lacking in  tho picturesque of personal- ■
But with the passing of the train- \
1 robber and his gun-lighting nemesis '
'there has risen to cope with the new
1 style of railroad detective a foe who is
] harder to overcome than the train-rob-
ber ever was in his palmiest days. This
lis the freight-car thief. Robberies by
this class have grown to such large proportions in recent years that their annual cost to the railroads of America Is
I reckoned in the hundreds of thousands
of dollars. While the old train-rubber1
; was cruel, he was big in his conception'
of crime. Uut tho freight-car thief has
nothing in common in this regard with
his bold predecessor. Ho is merely a1
, sneak. And just as their personal types
are different, so are their methods dis-
' similar. The modern freight-car thief
is a more difficult foe than the desperado wilh all his gun play and his disregard ut life. The train rubber bad
invariably to interrupt the routine of
train operation j consequently, within a
short time the hold-up would become
knowu and pursuers would be un his
trail. Hut the freight*car man works as
quietly ;:s a ferret, ile never interrupts
the movement of trains. The more closely lhey uperate to schedule time the butter his plans are served, and where modern improvement in communications and
the growth uf population contributed
materially to the downfall of the western train-robber, at least one of these
conditions actually serves to abet the
car thief.
On eveiy line of every railroad operating into .New York and all other big
centres organized baiidH of freight-car
thieves have their bases of operation.
Sumetimes the base is just within the
limits of the city; in other cases it may
be  some  miles  from  the  main  centre.
Plain Talks to Women.
A nttl**-* child ran crying to her
another tho o'nher d^y with a
iiasty flesh wound and asked for
Thee lies a more powerful argument for
.''am-Euk than even the scientists can bring.
The child had had Zam-Buk before, and
!:nciv it eased pain and healed.
Zam-Buk works in two directions. Pre-
ents worse results from a skin injury or
:.kin disease (such as festering and
blood poisoning) while it repairs the
damage already done. Zam-Buk is
e.itirely herbal, is pure, contains no
trace of animal fat or mineral coloring.
Surest and quickest known healer.
CAB will certainly run un a single rail wbeu balanced i '}hmS §v017 ^virion, where there may
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!*W Hartfrave at. WiiniineK
by a spinning gyroscope—this has -been suiUciently
proved by Brcnnan in Kngland and hy Schorl in Germany, working independently, But what of it? Is the gyro-
scopo ear an interesting toy merely, or is it to effeffct a revolution in our traction Byptems? An editorial writer in The
Scientific American is convinced that it can have only a limited use under present eonditions. Talcing up the rolling-
stock first, he notes that "mainly because of its perfect
adaptability to take the curves, whatever the degree of
sharpness, with a minimum risk of derailment, the promoters of the system claim that trains of this type will be
run at speeds from SO to JdO per cent, greater than those that
are possible on two-rail track.  '
But it must be remembered that "if the new system is
to compete with tlie old, trains must provide at least the
same capacity and comfort as the present Pullman trains,"
ami the question of weight arises. The trucks would be
lightened by ihe reduction of the number of wheels, and it
is probable that the weight saved in this way would be
about equal to the eight or nine per cent, represented by the
weight, of the gyroscope mechanism. The mechanism, on the
other hand, would be an extra cost aud certainly not a very
light ono,
The motion of the car "would undoubtedly be easier";
"The lateral swaying and shocks incident to the present
two rail system would give place to a very gentle aud probably imperceptible rocking mot ion, due tu the controlling action of the gyroscopes. On curves the riding of the new
typo would be greatly superior; the sudden jolting of the
cars against tlie outer rail, and the uncomfortable swaying
til' the passengers in the same direction when the cars are
running at high speed would lie entirely wanting, except
Ipossibly on entering and leaving the curves."
Next comes tin' question of the track. Mere the claims of
I the now system for more simplicity are met by the objection
[that the increased velocity ami the concentration of weight
on one rail would necessitate a rail heavier than any here-
1 tofore known, and would demand a roadbed of solid masunrv.
We read:
"Although the claim which is so frequently made that
there would be a simplification of the track aud a lessening of
cosf 's justified by the facts, these advantages would not
be good opportunities for disposing of
stolen wares, are minor places for
"planting" the hauls. Most of tho robberies aro committed while the can are
iu transit, but many robberies occur in
the freight-yards or as the curs are on
Whenever some through freight is
near the place where the loot is to bo
"planted" the train operator starts his
work, and it is generally at some division point where the train halts at night
to receive orders. As the train gets under way he slings on between the forward cars and waits there until the tops
are cleared of the train crew. Then he
mounts the car and, with a rope ladder,
climbs down the side of the swaying
conveyance, breaks the seal of tho door,
and slides it open, A step, and he can
safely begin to make his selection of
loot. When the train rushes past the
point where the confederate is Waiting a
case of goods, sometimes more, is
thrown off. While tho confederate loads
the stolen goods aboard his wagon to
"plant" it, often at some convenient
tarmhouse, or more often to hurry with
it into the city, the train operator waits
calmly and comfortably until the train
approaches the terminal freight-yard or
else the end of the division, as the cas'.-
may be, and then slings oil" and is home
in bed with tho loot safely sequestered
before the railroad knows that there has
been  a robbery.
livery railroad aims, in self-protection, to keep as close a tab as possible
on its Ion.led cars. Shortly before a
train stalls an inspection is supposed
to disclose every car seal intact, and at
the end or> every division where a new
reat as might at first bo imagined. Oil
would be dispensed with altogether, it is true; but the remaining mil would in any ease have to be made far heavier
and stiller; and if, as is claimed, the speed is to be doubled,
probably some altogether new system of track would have
to be devised. In ihe first place the concentrated weight on
each set of wheels would be exactly doubled; and, since the
dynamic shocks upon the track, culverts, bridges, etc., are
directly related to the momentum, and the momentum increases directly as the weight and as the square of the veloc
ity, it follows that the dynamic stresses upon the rail, due to
lack of perfect alignment, low joints,
the true line of the curves, would for
line of rails ' t,!l'!l crew takes charge an inspection is
■ just eight times as great with a 00-ton gyroscopic car as they
I would be with one of the ordinary type. This could bo met
by devising a rail with a head several inches in width, and
with a depth at least twice that of the present rail. It is
doubtful if the present system of cross-ties and stone bal-
1 last   would present sufficient solidity, and some form of per-
I made to determine if any seals haw
been broken. Should tho cars reach their
destinations with seals intact, the railroad officials have evidence, if any claim
be made subsequently, that the theft did
not occur during transit, but was u'-eoni-
plished either before it reached or after
it left the freight car. With these regular division reports the railroad men are
able to learn where the seals were brok-
ht deviations from j eni :m'' w^u -his clue the detectives
louble the velocity be Bt,art to work from tho ir'V!,,It'd divi "
Close watch is kept upon evvvy division,
and when there is reason to suspect that
any particular section is being used as
the principal artery for a base of operations special men are detailed to run
down  the thieves.
f     th*
1  be t
necessity, at I
2d speeds  of '
Russell  Automobiles
CANADA    CYCLE    &    MOTOE    CO.
144 Princess St., Winnipeg
White Crin Hat With White Velvet Facing
Many of the new weaves of straw have an openwork mesh
imnient masonry roadbod would
least for carrying express train
100 miles an hour and over. "
As for cost of maintenance, this, tie   writer thinks, would
undoubtedly bo reduced, since the labor of keeping two rails
1 to gauge and maintaining the supei'-elevation on curves would
the eliminated.    On the score of safety, also provided a suitable form of track were built, the argument is in favor of the
gyroscopic car.    ehpecially on curves.    The writer concludes:
" It seems to us that if tliere is a future for the new system, it  will be found in the construction of pioneer railways
through undeveloped country, nud particularly through mountainous and  hilly country where the line must of necessity
| be  very  circuitous.    Tlie self-adjusting  qualities of the  car
I enable  it   to  run  around  curves which  would  be altogether
impossible for a two-track railroad.   Thc monorail track could
be located around a hill or bind', through which a two-track
TpllK crested hoactzin of British Uui-
-L ana is the only survivor of a certain race of birds, most of which
aro now known as fossils. The hoactzin inhabits the most secluded forests of
South America, and its survival beyond
its congeners is doubtless owing to its
retiring habits and to thc fact that it
feeds on wild arum leaves, which gives
its ilesh a most offensive flavor, rendering it  unlit for food.
The chief peculiarity of the hoactzin
consists in the fact that when it is
hatched it. possesses four well-developed
egs.     The  young  birds  leave   tho  nest
that'is effective and soft, and which combines to best advan- railroad would have to pass with heavy and expensive excava- j ai„j elimb about like monkeys over the
tnge with net or tulle in tin' full soft brims that arc to be U*on; Moreover, for this class of railroad a much lighter car adjoining limbs and look more like tree-
noticed   in  all  the  smartest  of tho new  models in  black or would  be practicable and extremely high  speeds  would  not  toads than bird's
noticed in all the smartest of tho new models in black or! would be practicabl
colors. There are also .dose woven shiny straw braids to be ho demanded. This
seen, but these are for a rather later date or for wear at the mean a great reduct
Southern resorts. The hand woven, or fine imitati'on of hand (maintenance of the :
woven, braids iu color, blade or white art! seen among the
very latest shapes, ami the all-while hat is evidently destined
to be a great favorite.    Feathers and birds' heads ornament
shapes, while cockades and rosettes of rib-
mo order of trimming us has boon fashion-
huts ure displayed with tin west hats.
the more eccentr
ion on just the t*
tide in the \\ inli
ind  extremely  high   speeds  would   not
lecrease   in   weight   and  speed   would
on  in  first cost and subsequent cost of
ystem.    ff the new type, should demon-1Sf"tho" digit's TaTl off, the whole
trate in service of this kind its commercial practicability, it; likn hand i,,^,,, to tUau.ti Jimi becomes
s quite conceivable that .t would be gradually applied to the wing-sbaped.   Feathers soon appear, and
important lines of  travel, uml eventually to the main|bef0re full growth is reached not u ves
tige remains of the original character,
g limbs  and I
toads than birds.
The modification of the fore limbs be
gins ut once after  hatching, the claws
"gits  fall  off, the whole eli
Comleray, \Vis. Oct. 5th. 1909
"Please send lite your book-'A Treatise
On Tlie Horse'—1 saw by your ad that it
was free,-but if it cost is. I WOttld not be
witboul it, ns ! think I have saved iwo
valuable horses in the last year by following directions iu your book."
William Napes.
It's free.   Oct a copy when you buy
Kendall s Spavin Cure at your dealer's,
Il he should nut have it. write us.     -40
Dr. B. J. Kundall Oo.,        Enosburp FslU, Vt.
As in everything relating to dress at the present time, the
sharpest, of contrasts prevails in the new models. The low
crowned wide brimmed simple hat with wreath of roses or
band of plaited tulle or marabout feathers '-an surely not be
received with great enthusiasm
original fashion, and yet here
most fashionable milliners nnd
all honor. The lines of these simple hats have been most
carefully studied, and while the prices nskod seem quite out
of proportion for such plain effects, il is quite apparent to
the woman of good taste thnt they are worth paying for. In
direct contrast  to these rather low. ilal  effects arc the high
crowned, narrow brimmed shapes wilh high trimming at the   ,"Il.V'r'tt.-*1-^!!..'I'
■ ' ,.    .7',.11 1*1    last few years.
I claws
I thumbs
, that  on
i as Ihe very newest ami most
il   is proudly exhibited by the
apparently being greeted wilh
IN no country iu thc world do so many people die by accident or neglect as in the United States, declares Dr.
Brnst Schultze-Grossboistel in the ilrenzboten (Berlin),
speaks of error iu rearing children, lire, railway wrecks, I istin
coal-mines as among the causes of this alleg ■    One  curioi
tality.    The greatest Dumber of deaths from  nestling  whi
declares, is met with  in  the case of coal* river was \\>
adult    birds
upon    their
even   are   1
e would hardly
side, and which require to be most carefully perched upon
tho head and at just the right angle. The three-cornered
shape ia too hard in 0111 line lo be universally becoming, nnd
all hough it, has appeared among Ihe new stylos and is softer
and accident
ed abnormal
miners. While giving tin; Federal Gov.
for doing ull in its power lo protect tli
labor in Ihe eon!-mines, fhis writer Ihii
Slates are behind England, Germany,
wealth, tho practically unlimited supph
'niug-laws and administrative ovcrsigh
iavs this writer. " that
e  have   tl
Iruped fi'i
!l   tu  a   qil
; birds.
s   Peal nre
h   had   bi
power   ol'
not   only   liav
wiagH.    but    the!
poorly   tlovolopoi
pect   thai   ii
nearesl  ap
id among ox
Mr. Walter Adams, 177 Railway Ave.,
Stratford, su.y.i:—"Mv &on, William,
whilo playing barefooted about the backyard, rut his little toe on tie* Bh.up cd;re
of a piece of tin. Tho too w.is cut at the
6rst joint, ami nlrnoit severe 1 from tho
foot. My wife hurriedly bathed it with
winn Water, afterwards applying Home
lint thickly spread with 7,i\m link. Tho
healing balm qmcklv ohecko I the flow of
blood, 0.1-cl and .soothed the pain, ami
vented iofl immation and more eri ma
few   wp-jJc-j   Zam G .1:
■d tho wound so nicely that 10 *.'p n
w^.3 abloom:© more to j- > about, a- d al
lo Wear his shoes without tne eli
[nconvenience,     Not only ia Zam Bute
valuable for wonnds and cuts, but, u - las
nn embrocation, I have also found  it
effective fur rheumatic pains,"
Zam-nulc cur<*»r
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■  ic:t », r:'   •«■> rtu
t*m*. _.„jfi
.—Ifi '-"■>'-::.' -Kfrt»^t" •-**■■■ --ear $ js
If you buy a l'iauo without visiting our Exchange Department you will never know how far your money might hare
The reason we have a superior class of exchanged Pianos is
that   we sell the PIANOLA PIANO.
The finest class of trade is buying the PIANOLA PIANO,
and such people have wonderfully good pianos that they expect
us to take in exchange.
You can have your pick of these high-class, exchanged
Pianos  at   very  moderate  prices, and ou easy teruiB.
Write for our Catalogue and Mailing  List   of   Bargains.
The Mason & Risch Piano Co., Ltd.
Factory Branch 710 Centre Street, Calgary, Alta.
The Best Grain Cleaner the World has ever known
The imtj Cleaner with a 100 yvr
ue.it. rcsord inid the only machine
that will give a complete separation uf oat* from wheal ut one
carries moro neroeu surface, li is
scientifically constructed through*
uut, nnih easier, and lias greater
capacity than any other grain
cleaner over invented. Vou unn
make farming pay bettor if yuu
use a New Model "Jumbo" Grain
Buy a "Jumbo"
Capacity:   100   bushels   per   homr.
Sold   on  trial   subject  to  your   ap
The   "Jumbo"   Elevator pays  for itself  in   a   wock'B   time.     The   Bccman   Tickler
Cures Smut in Wheat.    Write today for New Catalogue.
The Beeman Mfg. CO., Ltd. 219 Hanton Block, Winnipeg
notieed with a
en upset in tho
rapid swimming
niment ample credit and diving when pursued. Owing t
■ lives of thoso who this power the little creature managod
Its that the separate to evade ull olTorts \<> secure it. The
ind Prance in thVir prolonged immersion which a nestling
of capital from tho [will undergo, instinctively and vol un tar*
"It Es only in theily, or which ;n. ndult bird will endure'
he North Americans, I in  an  attempt   to  drown   it.  seems  re
Rock Springs Sootiest
;.'V,^--..fyXCHf^lS MINED
For. Stove and Furnace Uie
No Dirt       No Clinkers       No Soot
,1  MINES   AT
Elcan, Alta.   5 "ft.?"
in straw titan in velvet, i
• 1 counted cm us likely to bi
s:it in
tor tin'
alarmed at their own mining-disasters, have discovered with markablc,
surprise thnt  European  countries,  in  :ill  those* things,  have'
instituted special legislative enactments to exercise a protec- THE  COIN THAT EVERY FRENCH
beaver it is not to be £f ^Snt gWZn&^Xf? ^ '" ^ H
 '   "::: ,! "' ',!'"''       '"■'■•»   '■•"■'(■nil  Government   of  North  America deserves! ""THOUSANDS of flve-franc pieces are
J.     split   intu   two   '
CAUSE OF ECZEMA EXPLAINED      in uriloi lo penetrate properly,  ee. uni ves
llllll     e.ilitllie'lilH    C-Ie,g    til''     ji"I-.     WMlin.it
Conns   Foster  in   tho  Skin   anil   P.lood reaching the inner   K n
Cures are Impossible Thc  remedy that  will seni at uml
'I'-ii-.v '!,' iHKonHo germs, stop the itch
After   years   of   debate   m.-.ti.:. 1   au and   soothe   the  health}                    that
ili-iritic-  aro  now  agreed  that   [£czcnia mild, clenn compound of oil  uf  wintoi
mill  eeilier skin  elisi':i<t's aro  ii"t   seated   u ,   Ihyiucel, glycerine, etc., I •;..\tu as
in  the  blood, but  are cauBcd  ley germs I'.  I •.   I'   Proscription.
in  !h"  shin.      Myriads of  microscopic      The ins i yen w.-ch with this sooth
animals gnaw the flesh just  below the ing liquid yon will (Ind thc itch relieved.
the profoi
in popular ing-accidents,
Tho   Federal   (i
111 ati 111ee3 praiso fnr its fight
si the prevalence ut' uiin-
Sinnll lints hav
taste, but they are by i
wore the hair to be worn
fashion  last season thoy
that the hair is worn so much closer to tho head, if the brim [ eSults by which such accidents may be prevented or their
ia sit all largo it extends out from tho head nnd appears far sequences mitigated.    In a suburb of Pittsburg tho minia-
"      Both turned up and turned down turo model of a mine has been built for the purposes of ex-
celel time favorite, the mushroom  poriment and of instruction in safe mining-construction and
By   tiio   publications   officially   circulated i
French owners
halves   by   thoir
pidcrmis. The pnticnt is perfectly
healthy, it is only the skin that is lis
eased, Hence, scientists are new :,e_.r,.,-.i
thai you must cure tlio skin through the
The medicine must  bo in liquid form
Wei  ;    citivcl*   uss]irc  ynu of this
e\    :.    the   n.    li.  'p.    Uiborat erics.
H.'i'i.  R.  P., "■'. ,1     '      Hti  ■ t, Toronto,
fur   a    tree   trial   bottlo,  nnd  prove  it
For sale by all druggists.
wider than  it measures,
shapes are in  style1.    Tin
massed together
Nothing i
but a compari8o
i nl the mus
of. two seasons
igo will Jin
similar they are.
very year, iu the
ms exaggeratedly small, and I during tho last few years it has kept the signineauce of theUope of "discovering" an immense hid-,
full around tho face as was the problem over before'the public eve.    Neither care nor cost den  treasure.    This  treasure, nccording
ubl appear much smaller.    Now|h(is boon  spared  in  arriving at scientific  and  experimental to the legend firmly bclievesd, is nn order t" pay the holder ono hundred thous-j |
nnd francs in silver stvo-franc coins,
nnd  francs in  silver livo-l'inne coins.
Whon Napoleon lirst set. the flve-franc
piece in circulation it wns very difficult
to induce a Frenchman to receive :le
new coin, llenci', according to the story,
Napoleon gave it to bo understood that
ho had ordered a check for ono hundred
thousand francs, written upon asbestos
shape, is to be seen, with brim of finest pleated straw turned
clown to completely bide tlie upper part of tho face, and with
the crown of thee hnt covered with pleatings of tulle thickly
f rendering succor in the hour
every possible moans to induce It
!W in thi
of th
be the comment,
year with that
f dil
individual States, as well as tho private
low the example thus sot them.    The mos
have boon summoned from  Europe in o
jlanco how utterly dls-  give to the solution of these problems t
special experience; in short, the GoVernn
1 \,na „,
iter. It has taken
ative bodies cif the
nine-owners, to foi-
eminent specialists
der that they  may
advantage of their.
ent at Washington paper, to be concealed in one of the new
ns within its power I silver pieces.
lias employed all conceivable ways and n
Wonderful filmy scarfs, of which the shops show a fas-! to keep the black diamonds of Nurth America for tha futuru I    From that clay to this no one has
cinatuig lot, alfljnvahiable in giving Ipjuj and distinction to I unstained by human blood." , jacto«i to the fire franc piece.
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
The Hosmer Times|*ndins se,tlcr' ,Xo one shoul<1
j hie tin land or advance money
One Year One Hollar in Advance
Single Copies Five Cent* Each
t'ublishoil every Thursday morning at Hosmer,
British Columbia.
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer i in
Nn. tr.i West  9.41
No. 314 Bast  18. 15
No. 238 Local East !>.:n
No. 236 Local West 10.10
No. 7 Welt Flyer 10. 22
No. 8 East Flyer 20.:«)
Change took effect Sunday Oct. .'il
No, 251 leaves Michel     10:10 a. in.
Arrives at Hosmer... 10:40 a. in.
No. 252 leaves Rexford..      4:15 p. m.
Arrives at Hosmer ■ ■ T:Ki p. in.
G. R. Shepherd, Agent.
in Montana or anywhere else,
without first jjoitiK to the land
office and learning positively
that the land they file on is the
actual piece they want. Too
much care cannot lie taken
against the wiles and promises
of the land shark, who is much
evidence, particularly in
Montana.—Coif fix Gazette.
A Good Suggestion
A month or two ago, when
Rogers' Pass was blocked, tho
Kootenay had some experience
of the number of people passing through British Columbia
on the main Hue of the ('. I*. R„
even in winter when travel is
comparatively light and when
the train service is reduced.
Home idea may be gained
from this of the tens of thousands who every year come out
to have a look at the province,
and who never see anything of
the districts in which we are
more particularly interested.
Every year, tens, indeed,
hundreds of thousands of people visit British Columbia.
They buy a through ticket to
Victoria or Vancouver, tind the
route foi' which the ordinary
ticket is good is that via the
main line. They go to the coast
without seeing anything of the
Kootenay and without hearing
or learning very much about it.
If they do not return, they
stay almost to ,a man on tbe
coast or on Vancouver island.
What else can be expected?
What other districts are brought
to their attention there?
Many of them do not (ind the
climate of the coast to their
liking and tire lost to the province altogether.
Would it not lie well to adopt
some means of calling the attention of these people to the
advantages of the Kootenays,
both while they tire on the
trains tind while they are in
Vancouver or Victoria?
If till the various districts of
this region could co-operate in
the distribution of information,
tens of thousands of visitors to
the const would learn that
there is a great, big country up
here, well worth making a trip
to see.—Nelson News.
A Natural Booster
F. E, (Old Man) Simpson,
formerly editor of the Cranbrook
Herald, has joined the staff of
tlie O. W. Kerr company as
field manager in the state of
Illinois. He will lie a good man
for the position, as he is a
natural booster, and southern
Alberta will receive the benefit
of his being there. He will
send many people to the Canadian west. - Lethbridge Herald.
Says Clark is a Four Flusher
Joseph Martin, of British
Columbia, and Winnipeg renown, now ti member for East
St. Pancreas in the British
House of Commons, writing
to the London Times in reply
to a letter of J. M. Clark, declares the latter's knowledge of
facts connected with Canada's
naval policy, with which he
attempts to deal to be very
inadequate. Mr. Martin, at thc
conclusion of his letter says:
"Mr. Clark refers to the parochial views of my constituents
and to many of my supporters
in St. Pancreas as coal heavers.
I would back almost any one
of these coal heavers against
Mr. Clark in a political discussion touching the affairs of the
empire, In his address before
the empire co-operative league
at Westminster Palace Hotel,
close by the houses of parliament a short time airo is a  fail
Despatcher Cot Three Months
Night telegrapher operator
Voyer of the C. I'. R. train
office at Regina Sask. was sent
to jail for three months for
deserting his key. lie was intoxicated and gave the dispatcher the ''good night, no more"
signal. Fortunately the agent
was secured nnd danger to trains
was avoided by a new man being secured. Voyer made his
own defense and contended
that as Regina was a divisional
point all .'trains had to stop
there, there being no danger
through his quitting the oflice.
The magistrate decided to make
an example of Voyer, this being the second case within a
Lodge Coat Caused Fire
"King Bill," a lodge goat, was
responsible for tho destruction
by lire of the Ribsam   building,
at Trenton,  N. J.,  one of the
handsomest and  most  modern
business structures in the heart
of the city.   The loss is $75,000.
For an hour the city's business
centre     was   threatened.    The
upper  stories   of the  building
are occupied  in great part by
labor and  fraternal organizations,   One of the lodges was
initiating a number of candidates     when     the      goat,
which   a   prospective   member
was riding, balked and started
on   a   rampage.    He   came   in
contact with a   lighted   lamp,
tipping    it    over.    The   lodge
members were too busy  trying
to capture the goat to continue
the initiation to notice that a
spark from the lamp had ignited it curtain.
Before the blaze could be
extinguished the room was all
afire tind the members had to
flee for their lives. Several had
narrow escapes. The goat was
the first to get out of the burning building. The flames spread
rapidly and the structure was
soon in ruins.
Captain Tatlow Died Last Sunday
Captain R. (•. Tatlow. late
minister of finance and agriculture for British Columbia, died
at Victoria Sunday at 12:.'{()
from injuries received whAi
thrown from his trap on Friday
Hon. Robert (iai'iiett Tatlow
was born in Scawa, county
Down. Ireland, on Sept. <i. leS.",5.
the family having an honorable
and distinguished ancestry. He
was educated at Cheltenham
in England.
Capt. Tatlow was an unsuccessful candidate for the legislature in 189-1 for the city ol
Vancouver. He entered the
house in 1900, and became minister of finance aud agriculture
in the McBride cabinet in June,
1003. He was re-elected at the
elections of that year, and
again in 1007. On all sides the
splendid services of the late
Capt, Tatlow, to his province,
were admitted and particularly
in the reconstruction of the
provincial finances. Before the
late election, he differed from
his Leader, lion. Richard McBride. on the railway policy
aud retired from public life.
Thc late Capt. Tatlow iu 1903
married Miss Elizabeth Crorn-
bie, a daughter of .J. II. Crom-
and Notary Public
bie, of Montreal, and their
family consisted of three children.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. iiltf
The road to heaven was  not  •'■ ■'■ uwk .m.kx i. fishbr, h.a. ■■
constructed ftir lazy travelers. LAWE &  FISHER
The   reason     why   lightning]        Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
never strikes twice in the saint
Hosmer Hospital!; Mens spring
place may be that there's nothing left to hit a second time.
A young man worked on a farm for
$30 a month.   He
took a shorthand
course with us. Now
he gets $100 a
month.   The course
cost him $65.00
that's the story.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.   The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
B. C.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dross Swell Veen Might us well
HOSMER, 11. C,
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh .Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Monibom nf
Allee'l'tll AKSOOlfttlOn Clt Architect*
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
Foi- rates, etc.
apply to
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B. C
* #
* Tbey are bound to please
* you.     We guarantee you
* comfortable  and   stylish  „,
* foot service. ^
$1.00, $1..50 and $5.00
— *
Aiello & Bossio*
* Main St., Hosmer        *
* , . .      *
^     jeWFine shoe repairing #
done here.
f Postoffice Box 00 Sheep:   Scotia Hotel  *
1   Builders and
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
«re all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
General Blacksmith
and    Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
£ Elk Valley Development Go.
i All kinds of repair work done on  short notice.    Shop J
Fittings a specialty.     Estimates Furnished on
•k Application,    aatisracuon uuaraiueeu *
Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
a We are now showing a nicely assorted line of furniture
♦ and will be pleased to quote you  prices on   anything
from a kitchen chair to u completely  furnished  home
Kootenay Restaurant
M. I). HONG, Prop.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
FR( )XT ST.       IIOSMER, B. C.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
New Crack Trains
Three crack transcontinental
passenger trains, operating from
different eastern terminals, and
making the most costly triple
service in the world for any
distance, will be established by
the Great Northern in the
spring. Orders for new equipment have been placed, representing an expenditure of nearly $3,000,000, which will fit out
two other transcontinental
trains on the Great Northern,
similar in every point to the
service mintained on the Oriental Limited. This will mean
I that the "last Mail" starting
ut of the Twin City, the "Great
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer. B. C.
to use a sporting phase, my
coal heavers could give him
cards and spades and win every
After the Land Shark
A note of warning is sounded
to  intending   settlers  in  .Mon
ment a short tune ago is a   fair  ,,    ,, ,, „'     ,    ,   ..
,      c    ,    , , ,,      .JNorthern hxpress   out ot   Kan-
samiile ol what he is capable ol .     ....
sas ( ity and the "Oriental Limited" from Chicago, will have
the; same kind of equipment
from pilot to tail light.
It   will    require   twenty-live;
complete   trains    to   maintain
this   triple    service,    which   il !
1Wl,   ,,,   ,     hooked up together   would   ex-!
tana. Many are going there to tend for more than three miles!
locate on government land, and "n a single track. Taking en-
locators, of course, arc thicker ginc and cars, consisting of one
than thieves. Home of them, in '■ observation, two standard
fact, are no better than thieves, sleeping, one diner, two day,
for they are engaged in the one tourist sleeper, ono baggage
nefarious practice of locating and one mail, the total expeu-
people on wrong sections of diture of each train is about
land,    something    that    looks 8120,000.
pretty nice, but is not subject ciiamberlab^Stotnach and
to entry or else has already |Uver Tablets assist „,„„,,, in
been   filed   on.    lo   put   these
Some special values in  the following:
Extension Dining Tables in Oak
and Elm
Dining Chairs and Rockers
Sideboards and Buffets
Gunn Sectional Bookcases
Dressers and Stands
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long distance wire
is now ready for
use  by  the  public
Office: Royal Hotel
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
We   have
Linoleums and
thi'   best  assortment  of
Poor Oil Cloths
I Meat Market
$ Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
Lard,   Etc.   in   llosmer.
t Come in and see thc new
| market,
* '      —-■
* ————————
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
♦ Have you seen our Japanese  Mat-t
? ting   Squares?     They're    selling - fast. ♦
9x9 ft. $3.50; 9x10 ft.  $3.50;   9x12
* GABARA BROS., Props *
* Front St.. near Queen's Hotel     *
and   Kit
ghouls out of business Governor Norn's of Montana has
offered a reward of S2.">0 for
each and every conviction following the swindle of   an   in-
driving all impurities out of the
system, insuring a free mid re-
gular condition   tind restoring
the Ol'gailS of the body to
health and strength. Sold by
all druggists,
* stoves  and   Kanges.
* in Tin and Granite \\ are.
Hardware and Furniture *
♦♦♦♦♦♦*•♦♦♦ ♦*»■♦♦♦•»>4**•<,-«. «►«.♦<*«•»♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Trade Marks
. .. . Copyrights Ac.
AnvonenondlriR npkeloh and description mny
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention id probably piitGiilablo. ConiTnunlrn-
tlniisnirlcilyrontlilRiiMiil. HANDBOOK on PatontB
sent free. Oldest npeticy forsGcuriii«piitenti*i.
Patents taken tliroinrh Munn & Co. receive
tpeclatnotice, without chamo, lathe
Scientific American.
A handsomely llltmtratrvl weekly. LarRMt elr-
i-nlatioii of miy urii-ntuie Journal. Terms for
Canada, ■*">."■> a year, pontage prepaid. Sold by
nil newmluaU'ra.
MUNN SCo.36'8-^'New York
Braucn Office, 055 F St., Wastilugtou, I>, 0,
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and tbe famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
■i „,. —
Geo. H. Marlatt's
Profits will be thrown
to "The Four Winds"
for 10 Days and no
Regular Prices will
prevail. Hosmer will
be more than a summer Resort, a place
"Where weary souls
may rest." The live-
ly Sales Co. of Vancouver will bring the
people for miles and
miles around to this
merciless price-cutting
event, and
Geo. H. Marlatt's
will make Hosmer a
trading centre, read
and known of all the
people from the towns
north, south, east and
•   •   •   \J*     •   •   •
i    ■■■
Hosmer's largest retial merchant is placed in the hands of
to be reduced by them
This Great Sale
is for the People
Geo. 11. Marlatt's Store is
the people's store. A thousand surprises antl more for
this sale. Herald tlie good
news it's wonderful. This
is a premier effort in value
giving without a counter-part
or parallel, a supreme master
movement oi under-priced
merchandise oi the highest
merit, a direct appeal to the
economical instinct o( tliink-
ing people, io whom the saving of a dollar is equivalent
to a dollar earned.
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The Sale begins Saturday Morning, April 16
Don't let this once-in-a-life time chance slip from your grasp. Drop everything—your hammer and tongs; your breakfast dishes; your carpenters'
tools even let the milking go; but be here. The Evely Sales Co. will distribute 50 per cent, (one-half) of this entire stock at some price, yes, any old
price within the contracted-for-time.     Original Prices, Profits, Cost and Losses totally disregarded.
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Geo,   II.  Marlatt's   Store, with its
eeilelr,s;ll Mucks eel' (ienel'ill Ml-l'I'llUlldisr
makes the strongest bid and offers to
tlie   |ie'ii[e|c   eel'    lleeslnc'l'   and   the   l'l'el-
vince tho grandest opportunity to lay
in ii season's supply of merchandise at
savings thnt will probably not he re-
picatcd in a generation.
Every Customer
who attends this sale will surely send
fifty more for neething i.s more potent
than wnrd-eef-ineeiilh advertising, and
in these times ii is only natural for
Saturday morning at 8,30. www - overybody to study economy.
Every Article of Merchandise in the Big Store will be cut in price, not an item or yard will be left untouched
THE EVELY SALES CO. will offer values beyond the wildest dreams of the biggest bargain hunter.   This sale is thc most colossal mercantile undertaking that has ever been sponsored by any llosmer retail concern, to distribute within a given period over $10.000.00 worth <»i merchandise.
Money Refunded
ut any time if the values offered in
this sale can be duplicated in any
other store, or if foi' any reason whatsoever you desire your money hack.
Fire, Smoke and Water, backed by
the Sheriff and au order of the Court,
would nat create greater enthusiasm.
Rain or shine, the store will be lilled
week days from 8:30 till 0 o'clock.
The Bargain Flood Gates of The
Evely Company's  Sale will he open
We have wrecked the prices in every part of the Store. Fancy and Staple Dry Goods,
Clothing of all kinds for Men and Boys. Boots and Shoes for every walk of life. Men's
Furnishings.   Everything a man wears from scalp to heel
A Reign of Terrior
Stantleld's Knitted Underwear will make advance buying in Fall and Winter Underwear especially brisk as the prices aro all cut 2.*) per cent.
Dumping Out
Tlie Entire Summer Stock in Woman's Blouses,
Skirts, Muslins, Collars and Gloves at maker's prices
will bring all the women out to the sale. We welcome you.
Prices Jammed to a Jelly
on Men's
Clothing and Furnishings
The Sale of the Year
The high standard of the stock i> tem well known
for comment. It has an oasy load as comparod with
any other store in Hosmer. Its merchandise the finest and best. Styles thc latest .-ind most approvod
the range exclusive, double as large e'ts any ot her slock
in the town. Not an article will be left untouched.
Price reductions throughout the stoic.
Miners and Loggers !
Working Men—Listen!
We aro at'lor the men thai wear the I (voralls aud
Smocks and t he heavy -ee\, w ho cany i he dinner pall.
You who aro economically inclined, come down and
see the bui'ffaius that are decidedly t"i' you.
The Whole Stock Entirely at the Mercy of the Wage Earners of this Community for 10 days.
All Former Selling Out-Done
of Calgary and Vancouver selling the entire $10,000 stock of Geo. H. Marlatt, retail merchant at Hosmer, B. C.    Hosmer's Greatest Out-Burst of Value Giving Starts
Saturday Morning, April 16th, 1910 and lasts for ten days only. Don't forget the place, Opera House Block, Hosmer, B. C. T11K HOSMER  TIMES
For Blue Ribbon Cook Book
tt is a e-lcarlv printed booh of handy size,
telling briefly anel simply just whnt :■' dee,
■etiel what tn avoid, lo obtain best results; how
t.» -n't nicest nourishment from foods: linw i"
combine ami serve them attractively. Every
thing i> so conveniently arranged ainl indexed
that any information desired may be easily
found. 'The parts telling about Cooking for
Invalids tind Home Made Candies would nl enc
■nuke lliis hee.ik a necessity in i fcrv home, ami
. II other parts arc equally good.
! enclose Coupon an I :'.-.,• f.,r Blue Uib
I   L'.M'
ilc  Bool
Cook F.ook
Fo>- Everyd-y Use
i,-i Vt'ciefni .iomes
Hound hi Oilcloth, ">\ 71*:: inchr*.
We have never sold Mntfle nopies
I '■  :••■• than ::." ntH apiece.   But
l.v usiiiK ill.- coupon printed here, or
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drive out game, secure better pasturage, It will surprise matey to learn that a
destroy the property of others, or, even light tire i inning through the forest
ice secure- a better crop eef berries, is a and not killing mature timber is a very
criminal offence that .sluenlel merit the : serieeus affair, Such a tiro is licet en
-atiie punishment as se'ttinu* lire tu a ough tie kill tie- seedling growth, par-
building in a crowded city. What we ticularly pine, spruce and other conifers,
need in Canada is a thorough under- If fires kill off the young trees as,fast as
stan-liiig eef what our hisses from forest they come on, what chance is there eef
tires mean tee us as a nation, and the perpetuating the forestf Absolutely
cultivation of a strong public sentiment none,  unless  we  pl.t.!.    Planting  is  a
which  will  back up tl nforcement of very costly operation, and only advocat*
laws designed tie protect uui forests ed as a hist resort, I'uelir proper man
from fire. In Norway any j.i'ts"ie who agement, fires will '■>' kept cat. the
causes a forest lire, bj accident or forest opened up gradually ley the re-
otherwise, is held liable fur all he is linovnl of thc mature tree's, nature al
worth toward making good the  damage,  lowed tu do ber own planting and a per-
aud   impris -d   as   well.     Tlie   result I pet mil crop of trees secured.
is  that   forest   tins  very  seldom  occur.      The large sums of n y spent by tbe
la  Europe they say "It  is only the I different Canadian provinces and by the
| .N rioans   (including   Canadians)   tend  Federal Government  for the protection
Turks who burn the forests." Prom the uf uui- rapidly disappearing forest
northern tree limit to the Isthmus of wealth ar. being spent to good purpose.
Panama, ami  front  tin-  Atlantic- tu tbe iThe great  pity is that  they are nut in
Pacific,  tin'  North   At dean  continent a   positieen  tu  spenel  even   larger  sums.;
has been fairly Bcourged by lire.    Even  so as to work out the most effective sys-p
those  who are  must   familiar with  the  tents possible.    Each province bas a dif-
I condition of our forests do not realize ferent kind uf u problem to solve. The
the enormous quantities of wood'annual- money si-ent in solving it is the very
ly  consumed   by   forest   fires,     Lumber best kind uf insurant^* for property of,
[enough to build whole cit ics. ties enough incalculable value. When all is saiei unci
to supply complete railway systems, tim- done, however, it will be seen that the
ber enough to develop the mineral re- protection ot' our forest property from
sources of a whole county ami fuel en* destruction by lire is largely a moral
eittgh t. supply ti whole province fur the cpiestion. You cannot take a poople by
winter have frequently been swept e.ui tin- thrbal ami make them do so and so.,
ef existence without raising an editor but you '-an accomplish a very great
iul comment in any of our newspapers, deal by getting them to realize the sor-
,This, surely, is striking evidence of the iuusness eef the situation tee ns as .a na-
npathy of th.' public conscience towards tion. ami gelling them lu look at this
tires which do uui endanger the present matter uf feeresi lire's from the national
luxuries ami  necessities oi private eiii    standpoint.    I sincerely tnisl that ovory
"■ i is.   li is also wld io of our national reader of this articlowill do iiis shure
I;; anee regarding the frightful waste in the task of awakening the national
that  goes on from year tu year, ami uf  conscience regarding this  vital subject.
the criminal negligence which allows it
lu g.i ..a unchecked, INSANITY IN THE AEMY
Tn   Canada,   ihe   greatest   sourc
danger aro the carelessness of th
le   who   have  iiccnsi"!!   t.e   use   lire'   in I th elusion reached by Drs. An
woods, ami the railways running|theaums atul Miguol in a rocentjwork
ueli ihe forested arous. Inexper- entitled "Mental Disease in the I'fonch
ienced campers do nut realize how easy Army." In the American Army insan-
a mailer ii is \'>>f a camp lire tu es ity is one of the less frequent disorders,
cape inlo the' neighboring woods and Wo learn from the Surgeon-General's
start n vast conflagration. Before start report that there we're 1,083 eases in
ing such flres tho ground should be clear- tho United States Army in Ihe years
• el of all inflammable material for a dis-j 1808-1907, or 1.73 per 1,000, and its 'ease's
tanco of several feet, or else built where j in 1008, or I..10 per I.IIIIH. In Ihe Philip
there is no vegetable material in which pines  there  were   13  case's  in   1908,  or
•cos  eef  rilUAT  :in   unbalanced   mind   is  very
lie pen ! _L    common among French soldiors, is
A WELL-KNOWN Scottish clergyman   strong  mi    thesn   classical    pieces,   bin
gut   i it t invocation   iu   a   rail    that's  very  gnu I.     VVhal   is  it!"    The
way earriage wild a workingman,  spinster east down  her tyi-^.    "That,"
who   informed   him   that   he   had   been  she  '"Id  him  demurely, "is the 'Maid-
a coupler mi a railway for several years, 'en's Prayer.' *'
"Oh,"  said   the  minister,  "1   can   lea! *     *     *
Mutt. I have been a coupler fur eeve-r 4 DOVEIi lawyer tells a story in
twenty years." "Aye," replied the Xi which tbe llonornblo II. L. Dawes,
workman,   "but   I   can   uncouple,   ami who, it seems, in his younger days,
Ten c.-inna'" was   an   indill'eronl   spealtor.       Shortly Set started*    undof all circumstances 1
after  his  adiiiislson   t,e  the'  bar  he  had | entreat you to adopt this policy. Try to
i „•   „,.«™l   w, ks'" '••"*•'  which was tried before a  NortU   »npross   it   upon   others,   hy   your   own
I III        >•   ^ lldl        flit   all ' ' :' ' "
t mny smoulder fur hours, or even d; t
before- being fanned into flnme. <>n
breaking camp, every precaution should
be taken tie see that the' fires used have
been completely extinguished. The
throwing aside of burning matches or
cigar stubs and the use cef rug or paper
gun wads are also frequent sources of
danger. The only sure wuy Ice fight a
forest fire is to be careful not tn let it
attracted   a   large   crowd.     The]
it'll',.r I justice  was  perspiring  in  the'  crowded
AFTER   waiiin
without   hearing
the    amateur    author    wrot
Magazine   editor,   requesting   an
decision,   saying   that   she   had   '
irons in the tire."    Promptly came the. j
•dit.'r's   response:    "Dear    Madam:    I j.
havo rold your story, and, after giving I!»   ""'  m,asl   '.'!   "".'  eloquent  address
it careful consideration, I should advise
you   tu   put   it   with   tl ther   irons.   '
1.00   per   1,000—10   among   th,'   whit
troops ami .'1 among Ihe colored.      This
contradicts   the   idea   that   insanity   is
more common among the soldiers iu the
Philippines  than   in   the  United  States
proper,     Insanity   in   the  Army   is also
iess  frequent  than  among  the  general
population, according to  the  figures  in
the "Encyclopedia of Social  Reform,''
which reports that in 191)11 the insane: in
hospitals numbered 1.88 per 1,000 of the |
population.    The authors of the French ;
work   show  that,  contrary  to  accepted'
from   her  story! Adnms justice of tho peace, and Dawes  g°0<1   ,'x;"nI'1''   :IK   w('11   "s   by   talking opinim ental  elisenses in the  French
pposed   by   a    lawyer   whoso  elo- |
irlyl'l  '
I room ami evidently fast losing his tern
finally  he' drew ull' his cunt anel.
lory, aad, after giving
I burst mil: ".Mr. Attorney, supposing
thai you take a seal ami let .Mr. Dawes
sneak.    I  want Ice thin out this crowd."
was making a speech on some |
their   relatives   wish,
MEMBER ,.l  the  Nebraska legisla-1 gj MALL buys are nol always ai
pat hei ic   as   I
nii'iitom   epic si uui,   ami   in   con- [ but,  mi   tho   either  hand,  they   arc
eluding said: "In tho words uf Daniel seldom as heartless as they sometimes
vVeiestt"',    who    wrote   the   dictionary,  appear    "Why arc you crying so, Tom-
'Give me liberty  or give  in.' death.' "my?"  inquirod  if the buy's aunts,
•no uf his colleagues pulled al his coat who found her small nephew seated mi
and whispered* "Daniel Webster did the doorstep lifting up his voice in loud
tot ".-rile the dictionary; it was Noah. " i wails, "'fhe b baby fell d-downstairs! "
"Noah nothing," replied Ihe speaker; blubbered Tommy. "Oh, that's tun
"Noah built the   ark." .bail." said the aunt, stepping over him
and opening the door.    "I  elo hope the
littlo dear wusn 't inuehhurt!'   "S-shc's
IT was while Charlemagne Tower was',,M|v   |lln.t   .,   |,ttlel"   wailed   Tommy
ambassador  to   Russia that a New "Bid  Dorothy s saw her fall, while I'e
fork   City   newspaper   "spread   it- gone   I"   the  g-groecry
self"  upon a  fell'  held  at  St.  Peters- anything'"
1   never  s-sec
burg.     A   green   copy-reader   produced
ibis result: "As pleasing tu the eye a
HARNESS races postponed on ac-1 valuation and cheapen in character tind
count eef wet tracks will be a price all horses wearing them,
thing of thc past if ihe plans of iJllt tlll, que8tj0n presents a business
John H. Madden are tound to be prae- viewpoint that it is well to take ac-
ticable in the coming campaign. Obscrv- (.„uiit of. Unfortunately, it is imposing the devices used to melt asphalt Blble to give figures as to tho percentage
pavements in the streets of New \ ork „f h01.seB t],at rac0 :„ he.bbles, but it is
ami other cities, th.' Kentucky horse Bafe t„ sav tl|.|t Beve„ty-five out of
man conceived the idea of giving them every hundred pacers- raced over half-
it trial as absorbers ot moisture on the mj]e tracks havo their legs tied togeth-
tl'ottmg tracks. Pushing the forced er. On mile tracks the ratio is less,
flame slowly over the suriace .if the i„,t v01.y m,arlv half of the hurses on
ground, lie found that it dried out the lhl, ,„•■„ tr|u.k'M usa bobbles. At the
nine! instantly, leaving dust m its wake. Columbus Grand Circuit meeting last
He now purposes t.e give the machines fall, eighty-nine hobbled horses started,
u thorough trial as soon as springs opens wuua the number of freelegged ones
with a view to introducing them in the WBS miy seventy-seven—these figures
Crand Circuit next season if they will wera Ulkl.„ from tho summaries of the
do tic work. E. T. Bedford the breed- mcBa for tUo entire meeting. No doubt
er of Hamburg Belle, 2:01%; Lieuten llw percentage of hobble wearers nt Col
ant-Governor Horace White, A. J. „mbus was.greater than at othor Grand
Welch, owner of the h'eudville trotting Circuit meetings, tier the reason that it
track, and oilier hms,'men who have ;„ tlu, meeting point of main- half-mile
seen thom tested, behove  that the plan track campaigners.
'" ••11"'." anl'mi. mistaken," Mr. Mad „Inllvi°w "'' •*•■*•* ftat • •"* ."ajoritv
den said the Cher day, "you can dry "' : I"'""!'" «£»« "":l(!'. h"1;''1"9' ""
out a muddy truck i,,'halt an hour or W '"" iu s''s' '.'il" « f^oni number
,       ..       ,' ,, .(..*• <'i   Uorsea  hi'  i-t\\wnrod   io  un  witboul
.•^s time by  runiunR  thro or  four m   ,, , H , .
, .■ ,    ", „   .„•      thom   to   Bupnjy   :n cMiiMtc   t'litncs     or
those   nachinea aoroaal   oin'o  or  twice ,,    ,      ■    ■ ' ' .-       ..'     ... ,,   ,
, .. ., ....        |,  i    the uundrens o   noctings be d iiunun lv?
:11<111n<I the course,   Oue outfll woiua do r<<       „ ti ■ ,•     • ,,
,.       i   i , ,i i     To   »ui this.question   u another way, is
nr     icwhk! circuit,  as    hcv  can  In*  ,.    ' ,-.. \    . ,        ,...•*'.
...      ■•      .   .. , ',...,    there a biiIucicuI number <>   trmncrs m
readily   sin >ih'<    lmm   inwn   to   town.         . .,      ,.w     t
,     ',,     ' m America Tvho poBsess the abintv to tutor
where tho races are m proffress. , ' ,A    . ,   .
'    B land pro pare pacers to race withoot hob
Wei tracks aro tho causo of greator j |,|,.s j \1( olll, ,,.,„ supply tin- answers
Iors to tho managers of trotting moet- to those questions, and uot until tho
ings than any other misfortune which time comes when hobbles aro actually
befalls thom. Rain at night often ne* barred will the solution of this weighty
ccsBitatos postponement, oven when the | problem become apparent. U the debarment of liobbleB proves detrimental
to the Interests of the half-mile track
associations (and surely it will affect
them moro than it will the mile trad;
associations), they will havo but one
rocourso, and thai is to form a govern
In^jf body of thoir own. Should tho half-
mile tracks be forced to this drastic
measure, tho N.T.A. and tho A.T.A
will, like Othello, "find thoir occupation gone." Disruption of a revolutionary character would result, and harness
turf affairs would, for tho time being,
be in a stato of chaos.
We havo always stood for progression and advancement, and in making
these observations we do so, not in a
spirit of criticism or evasion, but with
an attempt to analyze tho matter nnd
discover its virtues, as well as the ill
effects that may possibly result from
it. That the American Trotting Asso-
tion will adopt the same rule is certain;
also the rule will be made mandatory
and not Bubject to special conditions on
the part of their members, who may
desire to permit the use of hobbles.
Should tho rule prove satisfactory, it
will mark the dawn of a new era in
breeding, as well aa in racing circles.
Tho incentive to breed a better class of
horses will be augmented, and the training profession will be raised in tone and
character to a much higher standard
than is possible under present conditions. Another source of good that will
result will be in the increased number
of trotters that annually will appear.
Many trotting bred horses that, through
the medium of hobbles, are quickly
made to pace, will be permitted to take
the gait for which their breeding designed them. The process of their making, and the expense entailed in their
education will of necessity be greater,
hut this will eventuate in a marked increase in their valuation.
vn.s result: -as pleasing to tne eye as rilEATKICAL manager delighted
was all this decoration here was add.■ ^ . ,akj ,.i3(, ,mt*>of conc*oitod
ti.einl pleasure' in the sight, as one si 1 , „„ ,.„.    <=      „    , ,,.    ,.,„„„„„,. ;
Alarmed Motorist (After Collision):  "Are You Hurt?"
Butcher Boy: "VVhere's My Kidneys?" —Prom Punch.
ie members of his company.;
u are getting on fairly well,"  about it, and you will do far more than lArmy  are  morn   frcqucnl   iliau   French
rly.'     I   am" getting you  may   imagine to-check  carelessness   critics are willing to admit.    Says a re
if  lh<
pleasure in tile Sle^
at the head of tho Prospekt Nevska, of(,..
Charlemagne Tower, briiliantlv iliiimin   , .
.     ,        ,    °    . '     , ,    '   . . he   relll'irkeil
.ted,    looming    grand    and     imposing {{ ,,       ^ t]]
against tho w.iuor sky. I   ^   vlil[u[W     „\   |(la_V(,(|   [ramlel   for   w	
the firsl  time hist   night.    You can  see'     The   railways   are   another   fruitful
A    LITTLE girl  who had a live ban   by  the  papers' glowing criticisms  how source of danger. During their construe
A    tarn   presented   to   her   was   die- well   I   gol   nn.'1      "J   have   uot   read | tion, the burning of timber felled along
ui the part  of th
i  camp  iu   Hit
appointed at the smallness of the
irst egg laid by tho bird, tier ideal egg
was that of the ostrich, a specimen of
which was on the table iu tlie drawing-
room. One dn> tho ostrich's egg was
missing from its accustomed place. It
was subsequently  found  near  the  spot
tlirm,"  replied  the other quietly, "but   the  right  of  way  is  :i  constant sourt
viewer in Thc  Interstate .Medical dour
nal (St. Louis):
''The disturbances oftcuest observed
among foot soldiers are psychoses synchronizing with attacks of mental exhaustion.   The sudden change from
I was
you not ie
wenl oil'i
of ono j
grave, bn
Oh, you were.     Well,   of danger-—particularly in  very dry or   partitive   comfort   to   an   existence   im
on   tnu!.
wimmingly everything windy weather.    Fires built by navvies
irse,  1  made :i bunglo   (mostly   Italian   and   Hindoo)   to  cook
t   hy   falling   into   Ophelia's  their   meals   and   warm   themselves   an
think the audiece appreciat- i also   n   source   of   danger- part1    '    '
where the bantam nested, and on il  wns Isaid   the   mm
•tuck a piece of paper with Iho words:   "bid  thev w
"Something like this, please.    Keej   >'°u climbed
I   know   they   did,"   if built  against a stump or tree.    There
fp'r   with   n   slight   smile,  it may smoulder for days before burst-
i frightfully sorrv  when   ing   into   flame.     When   the   railway  is
t again!" completed,   the   necessity   of   having  a
Strong  draught   for   the  engines   to  get
111]    steep    guides    projects    the    red-hot
CANADA'S TIMBER FAMINE cinders   to  a  great,   distance   from   the
The dropping of live coals from
bued with all the rigors of military discipline,   not   to   mention   the  exactions!
incident  to enforced  physical and  men-j
tal    exertion,   entails   something   more;
than   the   ordinary   soldier    possesses, |
namely,   the   sort   of   adaptability   one
associates only with men who are habitually  in   possession   of  normal  intellectuality.    One can  readily see that since
the   individuality   of   the   ordinary   soldier  is  none too strong, he  will  not be
long    in    manifesting    insanity,    should
there be :i predisposition to cerebral disturbances;   a   deplorable  condition   that
1     -  -lit on partly by tli      "'
weather is pleasant the next day, owing to the dangers incident to trotting
in the mud, and it is a common saying
that one postponement prevents the financial success of nny trotting meeting.
To insure good footing at all times for
the horses it was once proposed to su.'-
race some of tho trotting tracks with
rubber, but the heavy expense caused
Ihe abandonment of the project. Horse
men all over the country will await with
much interest, the final test of Mr. Madden 's  experiment.
THE most important action of the
Rule Committee of the National
Trotting Association, at their
meeting in New York City last week,
was taken anent the hobble question.
The text of the new rule is as follows:
"Hobbles shall not be used in races or
in performances against time on two-
year-olds or under in l!*ll), on three-
year-olds or under in 1911, on four-
year-olds or under in 1912, on five-
year-olds or under in 1913, on six-year-
olds or under in 191-1. after which time
hobbles shall be barred." Of the many
plans and suggestions offered to bring
about tho abolition of hobbles, the rule
formulated by the N.T.A. seems, in all
respects, to be the fairest and mostVeu-
Bonable, Tt places no hardship on the
owners of horses now making uso of
"straps," and at the same time gives
adequate notice to all owners and trainers that they must, in future, educate
their horses to go without them. It is
reasonable to assume that in 1914, or
four years hence, few of the horses
now wearing hobbles will still' be on
the turf, and in the cases such horses
only will the rule impose a hardship.
The graduated provisions enumerated
are far preferable to any rule that
would have disfranchised the hobbles
Immediately, thus bringing about com
plete disorganization and revolution in I
racing affairs. As it Is now, the train- j
ers, being forewarned, will, of necessity, keep the hobbles off their pupils in
the future, and the owners, having the
rule in mind, will encourage the trainers of their horses to do so,
The hobble question is one that must
be approached with due consideration
of all its varied angles. All admit that
their use constitutes an unsightly spectacle, and that the hobbled evil has
grown to such proportions as to alarm
all who have the future interests of the
harness horse at heart. Despite the plentiful. These match their cunning
fact that the breeding of horses is im-1 against that of the tracker, but they
proving year after year, the number of   have to be very clever to throw him off
quickly carried down the current and
leave no tell-tale footprints. But the
ruse is not always successful, for the
reason that the tracker, thinks nothing
of distance and is likely to come upOM
the tracks of the thief farther on, where
the thief was forced to leave the stream.
A good tracker, it is asserted, wiH
follow a thief, yard by yard, for a hundred miies and come up with him in the
In one instance a burglar was thus
tracked until the searcher reached tlie
lock-Up of a village eighty miles from
tho starting-point. Inside the building
wus the man he had set out to (ind. The
police of that place had observed a suspicious-looking character walking ubout
carrying a small bundle and had promptly locked him up. An examination of
the bundle brought to light jewelry
worth several hundred rupees.
In one instance the tracker's skit
almost condemned an innocent man/
Two sheep belonging to a, government
oflicial had been stolen, and the footprints were found to be those of a mai
employed to look after the public gardens.
The man was arrested, but when tke-
track was followed up it was found tt
i nd opposite tlu- police station, where
the skins of the sheep wero diseoverei.
As it seemed unlikely that a thief would
deposit his booty under the very eyes
el the police a further investigation
was mude, and ii was eventually urovol
thai the sheep had been taken by th«
police, who, to throw the trackers off th*
scent, had stolen aud worn the* gardener's shoes.
A   FRENCH   animal   trainer   at   St.
Petersburg hired a poor Cossack,
who    was    as    ignorant   of   the
French  language as he was of fear, te
clean the cages of the wild beasts.
Instructions were given to the man
by means of gestures and dumb show,
and apparently he thoroughly under
stood what he was expected to do.
Tin1 next morning he began his now
duties by entering with bucket, sponge,
and broom, not the cage of a tame
beast, but that of a splendid tiger,
which lay asleep on the floor. Tho fieret
animal awoke aud fixed his eyes upon
the man, who calmly proceeded to wet
his large sponge and, unterrified, ap
proached the tiger.
At this moment tho trainer proprietor
saw what was going on and was struck
with horror. Any sound or motion um
his part would increase the danger ot
the situation by arousing the beast t«
fury, so he quietly waited till the noe-A
should rise to rush to tho man's assist
The Cossack, sponge in hand, ap
proached the animal and, perfectly fearless, proceeded to rub him down as if
he had been ji horse of a, dog; while
the tiger, apparently delighted by the
application of cold water, rolled over
on its back, stretched out its pa we.
purred, and offered every part of it*
body to tho moujik, who washed him n*
complacently as a mother bathes her infant.
Then he left the cage aad would ha?«
repeated the hazardous experiment upon
another savage beast, had aot the trail
er with difficulty drawn him off.
IN India the great enemy of thieves
is the khoji, whose name signifies
"searcher," or "tracker, and
whose business is to track criminals by
their footprints. These trackers are
trained to their calling from youth and
become exceedingly expert. They are
an especial terror to the cattle-stealers,
who, iu parts of the Junjab adjoining
the Indus and other large rivers, where
much   grazing  is  carried  on, are  very
De, yon trap or buy
Purs? lam Canada's
largest dealer, 1 pay
higleestpricus. Your
shipments* solicited.
I pay mail and express charges; remit
promptly. Also largest dealer in Keefhieles,
Sheepskins, etc. Quotations and shipping taes
sent free. «
A1.ITTI.K girl, agod three, In,.I  been  (Kv A. ,,. ,,. Koss   faculty of Forestry,  ri1''8'   , ""' dropping ol  live coals ti'.e.n
left   in   tin-   nursery   by   herself,;     '  University nf Toronte)   in the Can-   tho ;ls1'l»l"  l!i ills" responsible for the
and her brother arrived to find the udmii Courier) starting eel many tires; nisei the burn- icurunncos; a oepioraoio coimition mat
door closed. The following conversation _.. ' ,. , ,, . , ing of old ties and othor rubbish along is brought on partly by tho officers in
took |.l:i.i'. ■• I want to turn in, Cissie." I " :l """"•'' "'"'■''' '*'• "'™ "■" ' ",r ; tlio right of wny. charge of regiments, who seem to see in
"But you mn'i turn in, 'rum." "But x """!, ''":" "',s ,! """ '!■ ' ,.„' Forty years ago there was a solid for- his luck of ability to submit to string-
I wants te." "Well, t'so in mv nightie., .""."■', "'l""',■" ''.'''." '""..,",'» I*'st extending from Nipigon, Ont., past ent military rules, eenly what is perverse
town an'nurse says littlo boys mustn't ''"f1 ""." Ii"'f*"'r 'l",»lt!l";i; ".'" ™. ">■ Port Arthur and Fort ■William, and west- in human nature that must bo correct-
ice little i;iils in their nightie g.iwns." !'!'""''' ,",r '""' ""'" use "V11"' immediate ward t„ witllin forty OTiles of Winnipeg. ,.<t by increased discipline. Tims stub-
After an astonished and reflective sil- ™t,".ro' other countries aro a read} i ,,, 1870i whl,n tho troopa went through bornness is held responsible for insu-
•ni'i' on Tom's Bide of the door, the inin- \ """"« '" "s ■'"' the supplies wnicli tney  t||ilt eomtly to Fort Garry to suppress bordinalion, disregard of military rules.
taturc hve nm
'' You tan linn i
it off!"
.,■.,. ., t]     lack,  that  there will  soon bo a  world tho flr8, i..;,,, Bobellion, tho country was
•'-'  price ten- lumber, and that tho consorva- badly burned,    In  1882, while the Caution of our timber resources  is an ab- n(ljan  |..„,i(i,.  Railway wus being built,
solute  necessity  it   we are to  hold  our tll„ work ot destruction was carried still
place amongst the natmns ol tl ""i* further.   Tln.se of vou who have travel-
I/Ofl; old Scotchmen, the remnant '" tllls article I wish tee draw your i^ tll]lt ,.(lutc t„ Winnipeg know what
of a club formed some fifty years attention to tho absolute senseless and ft ,|(,sili.,e,, picture the country still pre
ago, were seatod around tho table want Instruction of huge areas .pi lor- sonts- |„ ,.V(,,.V province of the l> inin tho club room. It was five a.m., and es' ''"*'''' through tho agency of HrCe ion thoro ia ample ovideneo of tho havoc
Bougal looked across at Donald and said | Without the protection of cur timber wrougilt by tire caused by the railways.
in a thick, sloopv voice: "Donald, d'ye crops against lire, man, plants, animals, T.„, t.i00rlng eef land for agricultural
•otico  whnt  an'awfu'  peculiar expros-  "nd tho inimical forces ot nature, what .|MlSl,s  ia  another  fruitful  source  cef
an  awtu    peculiar expret .     r 	
si.,n there is  .11 Jock's face?"   "Aye,"   is ''"" "s ' "" the operations in.'nun   foreS|   |in.s.    Naturally this goes on  in
said Donald, "I notice that; he's dcead!   '"L1"  l"n'sl   management? ,; remote recions whore the work of burn-
He's been deend these four hours." Forest flres aro nearly always causod jng „tump and log piles cannot very well
"Whnt? Deead! Why did yo no tell Dv l>"m»n agency. The few isolated |)0 done under supervision. In eirv or
me!"   "Ah, 110 -no    no," said Donald. [cul*es ol   lines started  ley  lightning nre  wi||,|v „,,.,, e,,,,. ;,  ia ., particularly dan
\ '111 11,. Hi ii  k nd
a  i-iiiit i\ inl  e\ cuing.
horses wearing hobbles is on the increase, Were no restraining rules passed, and the continuation cef their present status permitted to obtain, the hobbles would eventunlly prostitute the
breed to the extent of neutralizing the
benefits derived from HO years of effort
tee produce harness race horses of tho
highest standard of merit. There can
bo no argument, even among those who
attempt to explain the merit and bene
fits of hobbles, on nny other score than
that thoir usage enables u pacor to
learn more quickly nuel nice without
breaking. That they are a pernicious
aud ugly device cannot be gainsaid;
neither can it be claimed that they de
other   than   lower   the   scale   of   speed
the scent.
One of their tricks is to catch a buf-
Falo, drive it into the river, and, clinging to its tail, guiele it in the wny thev
desire tee go.    By this means they  are
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curronco  thai   thev  can
ml open rebellion, when alienation
should be regarded as the prime cause."!
This is particularly true, the writer
tells us, in certain special corps—foreign legions, for instance—in which a
number cef soldiors are practically de-
generates. General paralysis is said to
occur :is often i.s llo times in every 100
cases of insanity among oilicers, and its
great danger lies in tlie fact that it
may remain unrecogulzod for some time.
\Ve rea.I
"Tee illustrate, u captain of artlllory,
who was held in thrall by dolirlous ideas
which hail not boon remarked by his
associates, hurled himself against a
done pier while galloping at tho head
gorous  operation,  especially  when  con-Lf his battery, and on another occasion
mm listitrb  "'' sl,rl'  '•'
scarcely bo considored  in  tho  present i ;jl|(,t(!(1 i,j tho neighborhood of standing||md  tho cannon  mountod  In  places so
article.   Besides, most ol the fires Btart- tln r_as •-  „enora!iy  •„, difficult of access, that it required eon-
,       ■ ," ,l",s *■■*>' '"" generally extinguish-      ,„ im lhl. ,lustrous tires that swepl   sidorablo nil uwriug, ecu the part of
Uie anecdotes which Andrew ed  by  tho accompanying downpour o« throush  Michigan and  Minnesota were the gtii is  to Uro thom    All of whici
gie  is fond  of  telling con-  tain,    The  theory  ol   (lros startod   by atartod  by  timber thieves who wished
au  crabbed  bachelor and  un  "speinlnneoiis    combust inn"    will    nol t„ ,,bliterute tl yidoi I' their cleprc
age'.I si'instiT. wl no day found them   bear   close   Investigation.   Ilence.   man  ,|ntions.    If this is not  a criminal of-
solves at ; nccrt.   The selections wore  himself i- responsible foi  nearly ull the fonce    I   would   like  to  know  what  is.
apparently entirely   unfamiliar   tn   the fires  ^"ciic.l   in   tlie   forest,     In   a   fow
gentleman, 'ent    'when    Mendelssohn's •■■■<-■••. t hei are startod Inlontionnlly, bu
"Wedding March" was begun he prick in the vast  majority of cases thoy an
e.l   up his ears.      "That   Bounds  fam- entirely duo I iminul cnrelessness.
■iliier."  he oxclaimed.    "I'm  nol   very      The deliberate firing of tho woods te
ii tho slates of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and iVew Yeerk, I
have seen thousands of acres of land
that   wore deliberately burned ovor to
secure' g I crops of huckleberries. Nor
is our own country exempt.    In the liiib-
i.'iel.ii' Peninsula 1 hnve seen hundreds of
Hquare miles that were burned over by
tho Indians to make it  easier to hunl
for   gamo.     Officers   of   the   Geological
-ore i'v who arc familiar with the cun
try ivcsl  of Hudson's liny tell me thai
the same tiling has occurred  there und
in  the   Yukon.     In nur northern  spruce   T  ii'Wii K!'S   on    the    riverfront    in
fmests   the   danger   from   Ore   is   very  Xi    Philadelphia   were   greatly   asteen- >
great.     Where  tho  trees  do   not   stand ishor  recently   by  the  sight  eef  a!
close together tho branches grow ail the | tiger calmly sunning itself nn the dock
wny to the' ground.    In opon spots rein    of ; inn liner which was coming up
ili'.'i-   moss   covers   even   tho   rockiest   to her pier,   When the ship hnd dock-eel, ■
ground, and  under the trees thero  is u   visitors were invited to "shake hands"'
i.i I
shows, be) I n doubt, how Important j
it   is to eliminate from an army those1:
who are mentally unbalanced, directl*, ,
Uie first  symptoms are noticed.    To effect see drastic :i measure u corps of OX  j
[eei'i   alienists  would  be  required,  and I
that lbs. AnthciHiniQ nnel Mignot aro in
a peisi'ieui to knew what remedy Bhould
In- applied  in present defects will  nol
bo doubted, when ii is recalled that thoy
are .it the head of the slate lunatic usv
Itlin nt  ('harcnton, which houses al! the,
officers uml soldiers afflicted with  men
tal  elisenses."
VOL. 1
NO. 23
thick carpet of mosses which at times
become ns dry ns tinder. In *ir\ seasons
the mosses and the gummy tops of the
I trees   burn   witli  almost   explosive   vio
with the nninial, but ull were content to
watch the' tiger from u safe distance,
desiring nee more intimate acquaintance.
The brute wns almost full grown, hav-
lence, forming a continuous sheet of ing been adopted by the crew when it
(lame which sweeps forward with fear-j wns lint a cub nnd petted and cared feci-
fill    rapidity—driving   before   it    the as though it had boon a child. Although
boasts e.l' iiii' forest anel the birds of the  the beast apparently was friendly with
air. lu many cases even the vegetable
j portion of the seiil may be* completely
^ burned up. Then long periods eef time
! must   elapse-  bofore  the conditions are
the men of the crew, it generally snarl
eel    nnd    showed    its    teeth    whenever'
strangers approached.   It was voted the j
queerest   pet   that   had  ever  come   into
favorable for forest growth—especially port, although the sailormen huve some
where  nothing  but  bare  rock  remains, i strange mascots.
It was in the horoaftor.
The niMii on countered ;t Bingulnr group of (inimals.
There were two or three henverH. nn otter, and soine .sealn,
mink ami marten.
All were shivering, though the climate, to say thi! leant'
ut* it, was mild.
"What's the matter with yuuf" said the man, in per-
jilexity.   "You acorn chilled."
" We were skinned for your wife's furH." they explained
"Shake!" cried the man. sympathetically.   "So was I!"
When  you   run  up against a skin game, it' you're wise,
you smoke a Buck-Eyo and say nothing.    To the Buck-Eye
smoker there is always the soothing consolation that whatever happens his cigar will not go back on him.
Always tho same, year in. year out. the. Buck-Eye is faithful to its ideal—to retain its position as the best ten cent
rigar sold today.
P.S. If that statement seems strong to you, buy a
Buck-Eye and smoke it. You'll find neither statement nor
Buck-Eye too strong.
2S A Husband by Proxy
(Copyright, 1909, by Desmond FitzGerald, Inc.)
The Proposition
WITH tho hum of New York above,
below, and all about him, stirring his pulses and prodding his
mental activities, Jerold Garrison, expert criminologist, stood at the window
•f his recently opened office, looking out
upon, the roofs and streets of the city
with a new sense of pride and power in
his being.
New York at last!
He was here—unknown and alone, it
was true—but charged with an energy
that he proposed Manhattan should feel.
He was almost penniless, with his of-
Mec rent, his licenses, and other expenses
paid, but he shook his fist at the city,
in sheer good nature and confidence in
Mis strength, despite the fact that he
•had waited a week, for expected employment, and nothing at present loomed
upon the horizon.
His past) in a small Ohio town, was
behind him. He blotted it out without
•egret—or so, at least, he said to himself—even as to all thc gilded hopes
which had once seemed his all upon
•arth. If his heart was not whole, no
Xew York eye should sec its wounds—
and the healing process had begun.
Ho was part of tho vast machine
about him, tho mighty brain, as it were,
•f tho grent American nation.
Ho paced the length of his room, and
glanced at the door. The half-painted
■ign on the frosted glass was legible, re-
rersed, as the artist had left it:
He had halted the painter himself on
thc name, as the lettering appeared too
fanciful—not sufficiently plain or bold.
While ho stood thero a shadow fell
upon the glass. Someone was standing
•ntsido, in the hall. As if undecided,
thc owner of the shadow oscillated for
' j a moment—and disappeared. Garrison
tempted to open the door and gratify a
■atural curiosity, remained beside his
■desk. Mechanically his hand, which lay
■pon a book entitled "A Treatise on
Poisons," closed the volume.
He was still watching the door. The
shadow returned, tho knob was revolved,
and there, in tho oaken frame, stood a
toll youn(? woman of extraordinary
beauty, richly though quietly dressed,
.and swiftly changing color with excite-
Pale in ono second, crimson in the
■ext, and evidently concentrating all
ber power on an effort to be calm, she
.presented a strangely appealing and en-
■tbanting figure to the man across thc
aooni. Bravery was blazing in her glorious brown eyes, and firmness came upon
ber manner as she stepped inside, clos-
■ad the door, and silently confronted the
The man she was studying was a fine-
look ing, clean cut fellow, gray-eyed,
■moot h-shaven, with thick brown hair,
and with a gentleman-athlete air that
Made him distinctly attractive. The
ftarloss, honest gaze of his eyes completed a personal charm that was undeniable in his entity.
Tt seemed rather long that thc two
thuf stood there, face to face, Garrison
candidly admiring in his gaso, his visiter studious and  slightly  uncertain.
She was the first to speak.
"Are you Mr. Jerold?"
".Tereld Garrison," the detective answered. "My sign is unfinished. May
I offer you a chair?"
His caller sat down beside the desk.
Sfco continued to study his face frankly,
with a half-shy, half-defiant scrutiny, as
if she banished a natural diffidence under pressure of necessity.
She spoke again, abruptly.
"I wish to procure peculiar services,
are you a very well-known detective?"
"I have never called myself a detective," said Garrison. "I'm trying to occupy a higher sphere of usefulness. I
left college a year ago, and last week
•pened my oflice here and became a New
He might, in all modesty, have exhibited a scrap-book filled with accounts
•f his achievements, with countless references to his work as a "scientific
•riminologist," of rare mental attainments. Of his attainments as a gentleman thero was no need of reference.
They proclaimed themselves in his bear-
His visitor laid a glove and a scrap
#f paper on the desk.
"Tt isn't so much detective servicer
I require," she said; "but of course
you are widely acquainted in New York
—T. mean with young men particularly tM
"No." he replied. "T know almost
■one. But, I know fhe city fairly well,
if that will answer your purpose."
"1 thought, of course—I hoped you
might, know some honorable——■ You
see, I have coihe on rather extraordinary business," she said, faltering a little helplessly. "Let me ask you first—
ie the confidence of a possible client
•^nite sacred with a man in this profession ?' \
"Absolutely sacred! " he assured her.
"Whether you engage my services or
aok, your utterances bere will be treated
an confidential and as inviolate as if
•poken to a lawyer, a doctor, or a clergyman. ''
"Thank you," sbe murmured. "1
have been hunting around "
.She left the sentence incomplete.
"And you found my name quite by
accident," he supplied, indicating the
scrap.nf paper. "T cannot help observing that you have hocn'tn other otficos
first. Ynu have tramped all the way
down Broadway from Fortysoeon'd
Street, for the red ink that 'someone
spilled at the Forty-second Street crossing is still on your shoe, together with
just a film of dust.''
Rhe withdrew her shoe beneath the
edge of her skirt, although he had never
apparently glanced in that direction.
"Yes." she admitted, "1 have been
to others—and they wouldn't do. T
came in here because of the name .Tor-
old. I am sorry you nre not better acquainted--for mv business is important. *'
"Perhaps if I knew the nature, of
your needs T might be able to advise
you," said Garrison. "T hope to be moro
widely acquainted soon."
She cast him one look, full of things
inscrutable, and lowered her lashes in
silence. She was evidently striving to
overcome some indecision.
Garrison looked at hor steadily. He
thought lie had never in his life beheld
a woman so beautiful. Some wild, unruly hope that she might become his
client, perhaps even a friend, was flaring in  his mind.
The color came and wont in her
cheeks, adding fresh loveliness at every
change. She glanced at her list of
names, from which a number had been
"Well," she said presently, "I think
perhaps you might still be able to attend,'to  my  requirements."
He waited to hear her continue, but
she needed encouragement.
"1 shall be glad tu try," he assured
She was silent again—and blushing.
She looked up somewhat defiantly.
"L wish you to procure me a husband. ''
Garrison stared. He was certain lie
had heard incorrectly.
"I do not mean an actual husband,"
she explained. "I simply mean some
honorable young man who will assume
the role for a time, as a business proposition, for a fee to be paid as I would
pay for anything else.
"I would require that he understand
the affair to be strictly commercial, and
that when I wish the arrangement to
terminate he will disappear from the
scene and from my acquaintance at once
and  absolutely.
"All I ask of you is to supply me
such a person. I will pay you whatever
fee you may demand—in  reason."
Garrison looked at her as fixedly as
she was looking at him.
Her recital of her needs had brought
to tho surface a phase of desperation in
her bearing that wrought upon him potently, be knew not why.
"I think I understand your requirements, as far as one can in thc circumstances," ho answered. "I hardly believe I have thc ability to engage such
a person as you need for such a mission.
I informed you at the start that my acquaintance with Now York men is exceedingly narrow. 1 cannot think of
anyone I could honestly recommend."
"But don't you know any honorable
young gentleman—like some college
man, perhaps—hero in New York, looking for employment; someone who might
be glad to earn, say, five hundred dollars?" sho insisted. "Surely if you
only know a few, there must be ono
among them.''
Garrison sat back in his chair and
took hold of his smooth-shaved lip with
his thumb aud finger, lie reviewed his
few New York experiences rapidly.
'' No,'' he repeated. '' T know of no
such man.    I am sorry."
His visitor looked at him with a new,
flashing light in her eyes.
"Not one?" she said, significantly.
"Not one young 'college' man?"
He was unsuspicious of her meaning.
"Not one."
For a moment she fingered her glove
where it lay upon the desk. Then a
look of more pronounced determination
and courage came upon hor face as she
raised her eyes once more to Garrison'a
Sho said:
"Are you  married?"
A flush came at once upon Garrison's
face—and memories and heartaches pos
sessed bim for a poignant moment.    He
mastered himself almost instantly.
'' No,'' he, said, with some emotion,
" I am not. "
"Then," she said, "couldn't you undertake the task yourself?"
Garrison leaned forward on the table.
Lightning from an azure sky could havo
been no more astonishing or unexpected.
" Oo you mean—will 1 play thiB role
—as your husband?" he said slowly.
"Is tlmi what you are asking?"
"Yes," she answered unflinchingly.
"Why not? You need tho money; I need
tho services. Y'ou understand exactly
what it is I require. It is business, and
you are a business man."
"But I have no wish to be a married
man, or even to masquerade as one," ho
told her bluntly.
"You havo quite as much wish to be
one as I have to be a married woman,"
sho answered. '' We would understand
each other thoroughly from the start.
As to masquerading, if you have no acquaintances, then who would be the
He acknowledged the logic of her argument; nevertheless, the thing seemed
utterly preposterous. He rose and walked the length of his office, and stood
looking out of the window. Then he returned and resumed his seat. He was
strangely moved by her beauty and
some unexplained helplessness of her
plight vouchsafed to his senses, yet he
recognized a certain need for caution.
"What should T be expected to do?"
he inquired.
His visitor, in the mental agitation
which bad preceded this interview, had
taken little if any time to think of tho
details likely to attend an alliance such
as sho had just proposed. She could
only think in generalities.
"Why—there will be very little for
you to do, except to permit yourself to
bo considered my lawful husband, temporarily," she replied after a moment
of hesitation, with a hot flush mounting
to her cheek.
"And to whom would T play?" he
queried. "Should I be obliged, in this
capacity, to meet your relatives aad
"Certainly—a few," said the visitor.
"But I have almost no relatives in tho
world. T have no father, mother, brothers, or sisters. There will bo, at most,
a few distant relatives and possibly my
Garrison made  no response.    He was
trying   to    think    what    such    a   game
would mean—and what it might involve.
His visitor presently added:
1' Do   you   consent—for   five   dundred
"I don't know," answered the man.
Again ho paced the room. When he
halted before his client he looked nt
her sternly.
"You haven't told me your name,"
ho said.
She gave him her card, on which appeared nothing more than just merely
the name "Mrs. Jerold Fairfax," with
an address in an uptown West Side
Garrison glanced at it briefly.
"This is something you have provided
purposely to fit your requirements," ho
said. "Am 1 not supposed to know you
by any other name?"
'' If you accept the—the employment," she answered, once more blushing crimson, "you may be obliged at
times to call me Dorothy. My maiden
name was Dorothy Booth."
Garrison merely said: "Oh!"
They were silent for a moment. The
man was pondering the possibilities.
His visitor was evidently anxious.
"I suppose I can find someone else
if you refuse thc employment,'' she
said. "But you will understand that
my search is one of great difficulty. The
person I employ mnst be loyal, a gentleman, courageous, resourceful, and very
little known. You can see for yourself
that you are particularly adapted for
the work.''
''Thank vou.'' said Gairison, who
was aware tbat no particular flattery
was intended. Ho added: "I hardly
suppose it could do mo any harm."
Mrs. Fairfax accepted this uugallant
observation calmly. She recognized the
fact that his side of the question had
its   aspects.
She waited for Garrison to speak
A   knock   at   thc  door  startled   them
both. A pustman entered, and dropped
two letters on the desk, and departed
down the hall.
Garrison took up the letters. One
was a circular of his own, addressed to
a lawyer over a month before, and now
returned undelivered and marked "Not
found," though three or four different
addresses had been supplied in its peregrinations.
The second letter was addressed to
himself in typewritten form. He was
too engrossed to tear it open, and laid
them both upon th,e table.
"If 1 took this up," he presently resumed, "I should be obliged to know
something more about it. For instance,
when were we supposed to have been
"On the 10th of last month," she answered, promptly.
"Oh!" said he. "And, in case of
necessity, how should we prove it?"
"By my wedding certificate," she
told him calmly.
Bis   astonishment   increased.
"Then you were actually married,
over a month ago?"
"I bave the certificate. Isn't that
sufficient*" she repeated evasively.
"Well—I suppose it is—for tiiis sort
of an arrangement," he agreed. "Of
Course some man's name must appear in
tlie document. F should be obliged, 1
presume, tn adopt his name as part of
thu arrangement.'''
"Certainly." she said, "I told you
came into your oflice because your name
is .Jerold."
1' Exactly,'' he mused. '' The name
I'd assume is Jerold Fairfax?"
She nodded, watching him keenly.
"It's a good enough name," said Garrison.
He paced up and down thc floor in
silence a number of times. Mrs. Fairfax watched him in apparent calm.
"This is a great temptation," ho admitted. "I should like to earn the fee
you have mentioned, Miss Booth—Mrs.
Fairfax, but "
He halted.
A Reminiscence of the Boxer Rising
WELL, it's not exactly palatial, is
it?" said Graham with a grim
We were r-itting in  the  filthy guest
room of a crowded  Chinese  inn  as he
i spoke, endeavoring, in spite of the stifling heat and coluds of mosquitoes, tn
do   justice  tn  an  unappetizing  meal  of
, dried fish and rice.    From the noisome
I courtyard   without    rpsi    an   unceasing
1 in and clamor, dozens of i urious ey*"S
watched our every movement from  the
.gaps nf the paper walls, while thc scampering of the rats above threatened each
moment to bring the crazy celling ahou!
 ■ heads.
It was, as Graham said, scarcely palatial, and the discomforts were none the
less apparent after twelve hours in
the saddle under. the burning sun of
Central China. We wore on our way to
a remote Hupeh mission-station on the
Yangtse, and in order to avoid the tedious river-journey from Hankow w<
were travelling overland, disguised, for
I he sake of economy and convenience,
as Chinese merchants.
The year 1900, of which I am writing, was no safe one for Kuropeans in
China. That mysterious "Si-iety of
Jarmoiiious Fists"—or the "Boxers,"
as they are generally called—which was
aided ;;nd abetted by 'he highest in the
land, and planned at tlie instigation of
the late Dowager-Kmpress herself,
spread with such rapidity through the
country that from Peking tn Canton
ami from Amoy to tlie western provinces the life of every white man, woman, and child was threatened; but
more particularly the lonely missions,
stationed far from outsidi help and
trusting with implicit faith in tho loyalty of their converts, wore in great
EngrosBod as the attention nf England was in tlie South African war, but
scanty notice was taken of the risinu
until it culminated in a hideous catas
trophe—thi' siege of the Paging Legations and the dead nf the allied nations
in   Pochili  province.
The particular mission to which we
were travelling was conducted by nn elderly gentleman, who had been assisted
for the last two years by his young
niece. Although the harvest of converts
was by no means abundant, yet they alleviated the distress and poverty uf the
inhabitants by many a kindly act of
charity. Graham had known old Mr.
Mason for many years, and having
been in a position to render some ser-
jguised himself as a coolie confessed at
last that he had much money wilh him.
I God knows what deviltry he was up to
'after that."
i    "And you wiil use these evidences?"
I asked. *
There was silence in the room fur a
while until some one -tatted a high-
pitched  ' .'hinese  song.
As the quavering uotes died away tn
silence Graham answered my question.
■■ No, I think not. I can't tell her the
: man's misdeeds. She must tind nut for
herself, and until then all our dreams ut'
country-life in  Kngland must wait."'
With that we dropped the subject;
but it was impossible tu Bleep, and so we
j sat far into the night, two bespectacled,
I pig tailed « hinamen, talking nf ihe Eng-
lisTl Channel nnd the Smith Downs and
j the Sussex Hunts, until the guttering
I candle spluttered out in darkness.
The next evening we arrived at our
destination ami in the missiun premises
within the city walls 1 was introduced
to Mr. Mason and his niece Margery.
j It was impossible nut tu notice the
trend nf affairs. Not only and um- shorl
j ride through the city (which we bad
[entered in English clothes) been marked
j by more than usual hostility, but the
j anxiety and suspense were plainly vis-
j ible on the faces uf all the inmates uf
I the mission.
|     "My   unch    keeps  assuring   me   that
(Untiling     is     wrong,"    said     Margery,
| after    the    gi tings    had    been    exchanged   and    Mr.    Mason   had   retired
again tn his studies; "but  he lias forbidden  me tn go OUtSldo  the  house, ami
seems   very  sad  and  depressed."   The
I pallor uf  her face and  the dark  circles
j round her eyes showed clearly  how  the
enforced  confinement   in  that   pestilen
lial   city   wis   telling   mi   her   constitution.
Ue made light nf ber fears, saying
that it was the old cry nf "Wolf,
wolf! " and that the taotai nf the city
would see thai no harm came to the mis
sion; that tho Union-jack was flying
over the British Concession at Hankow,
and that there were British gunboats
on the Yangtse.
We did nut then know that the allied
nations were massing at Tientsin, and
that the siege ni Peking had begun.
Nevertheless, in spile of a peaceful
night in our comfortable quarters, we
rose next morning haunted by a strange
oppression—a vaguo foreboding nl' fe
tttre events. It was a dull, stifling day,
ami it seemed as though anything could
happen in that still, sultry atmosphere.
Hut   the   usual   routine  of   the   mission
gripping the wicker chair like a vice.     |and patiently, he breathed  his last and
'i ne   girt   crossed   over   tu   Graham. I passed into tbe unknown Beyond.
"What i^ it, Gerald!" she aske\L The sun by this time had risen in the
Our eves  were  turned  to the china- deep  dark-blue  oi   a  summer  skv, ant
man, who, trembling from bead tu foot, the burning rays wen* already taking a
commenced  a pitiable, confused  jargon ghastly effect on the corpses in the com
"!   Lnghsh words,    i-  wa- impossible i- pound.    And   Wang could  not   \ i r   have
distinguish    anything    dearly,   but    I i   el    [Ha       ■■ '    Hi-satisfied i    then
caught  the words:  "England—Margery suit  of their rusftes, the I ninese rabble
—God—--another      chanei    -lieuteuan I n ■.   ..   |     ...        oth .   tactics.    A   few
Royal Navy."    W  v.a- an unparalleled, rusty jingala  had  beei   i     arenth   dis
ni,i.' urd oi    situation.   1,   foi   my   par,   .-     I I   thesi    u. n ' beii g foi
| knew   nol   what   to   mak.'   of   il    until ■'        great   precaution,
with  *'■   -*...it   ni   horror,   1   suddenly   re Now  a  ft-w jingaJs in the bands ot  :i
 inhered   the   "iconoclast"   incident, Chinese   mob   tie   t; ■:   uecessurih
.Mason uas th.- firsl I . break the si
lence which ensued. " What is this?''
in- asked. " Explain at mi.-.. "
The dreadful suspicion which bad en
: i -. and pro\ iding \ ou ■■ re no
scared by the ■■■ afi ning n ,".11, and can
.. ■ ' q. ei i rom the I'a.' • •; bull .-, the
i itorial  damage  need  a it
tered my head was gradually confirmed ious; but  in ::.:- particulai   .. ttancc tin-
as, slowly and haltingly, in  tin- almost jingal   marksmen   mounted   the  \\:iil-  of
forgot ti n   words   nf  Ins   mother tongue, the   com] ound,   and   were   tin.-   able   I .
thti poor wretch told us mi,- of lie' sad lire down on the veranda, so 'I.   I   wh le
dest tales I haw  ever listened to: How our attention was coneentrnti i nn them
;,s a lieuten ml *-u the Iconoclast hi  Im i the otb. '- could rush the eon p. und.
;-;*»  into deb!   ashore, ami uu,. daj   lea i In  tub   .-.;...   we suffered anotbei   « »-
taken opium in ease his anxieties; how unity.     We  "three   defenders   were   en-
■the drug  Had   taken  a  grip mi  him  so deavoring   ;•-   silence   a   few   ambition-*
that  lie scarcely knew bow to exisl   be im                  whose    tire    was    becoming
tween doses; and how, with all his prin quite  unpleasantly   accurate,  when  sud
. ciples   u,,,,..,   .,,,,!   broken   in   mind   aad denly a   '. illuinous I .«.hir.-^ crowd, wear
body, he had finally yielde I tu ihe crai, in.; Boxei    ishes and armed with spears
ing, and had slipped ashore one night in and   knivi     ..t   every description, came
a   sampan,   taking  the   firsl   rnonej   be rushing   in:.,   the  compound   ami   were
could lay his hands on. ..       u  a  :■ v   feel   uf the  barricade be
tt e In ard the Btory through in silence, i'-r.  we had time tu divert our lire.   The
Bitting  mute  ami  abashed   like  the  un uext moment \\.  senl a volley ol  bullets
Willing  recipients  i-(  sume  disgraceful into   their   midst;   three   .'':!   a irtullv
contideni <■. -.*,, unded,  and   'I."-  rabble   retn at-d   in
'111.-  awkward   pause   which   followed coufusion,   with   the  exception   of   their
was suddenly broken by the uncoremon- leader, a  hideous, powerful!)   built  ruf-
ious  return  ol   Wang, who,  running un flan, win kepi  on  hi- headlong rush to
in the \. randa, leant over Mason's chair the veranda 'vlv
an I jabbered quick, short sentences into V w Mnrger.t     who, although terribly
liifl  -ar. di-tiuss.-d   by 'tie    death   uf   |.«*r   unci,',
T Mason  translated  quietly.  "The  tan had  kepi   ;■   brave  fnr::  und   diown an
tai is sleeping and ennno!  bo disturbed, exeollenl   example  to  the  defendi
The  Yamen  runners heal   Wang out  oi Un   I vy  fortress    wns a'   this  momeni
i ilo*   courtyard.     They   an-   selling   the mder tin-  sheitei   >ft tie- Bandbngs at
Uoxer-sashes in the city." »g to om  of tho wounded converts,
With   something   akin   tu   relief   we "1"'"    ,]usl    above    If;    appeared    the
j heard the news fur it was at h-ast deli threatening Bpear nf tho  Boxer  leader.
nite.    Tin- taotai was obviously hostile, Lying prone a- we were, it  wns i in pos
land we must go further afield for help. Biblo at  lirst  Cully to realize the dread
Miles  down   tlie  great   river  lay  the ful  situation;   but   in  a  Hash   her one
I treaty-porl   of   Hankow,  and  a   British time  lover  threw himself  forward  .and
river-gunboat which was lying off Bund received the full force of the weapon in
I must be Bummoncd tn our relief, tt
discussed the select inn of a messenger,
The few native converts huddled together in a back room were useless; any
one   who  could   use   a   rifle   was   in.lis
pcnsablo fur the defence nf the missiun;
j so  our eyes  were  turned  again  to  the
1 faithful   Wang.
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"I don't exactly like the look of it,
to be frank," he confessed. "I don't
know you. and you don't know me. I
am not informed whether you are really
married or not. If you are, and the
mau ■ You havo no desire to enlighten me on these matters. Can you
tell mo why you wish to pretend that I
am your husband?''
" I do not wish to discuss that aspect
of the arrangement at present," she
said. "It is purely a business proposition that should last no more than a
month or two ut most, and then terminate forever. 1 would prefer to have you
remain out of town as much as possible."
"A great many haphazard deductions
present themselves to my mind," he
said, "but all are doubtless inaccurate.
1 have no morbid curiosity concerning
your affairs, but this thing would involve mc almost as much as yourself,
by its very  nature.''
His brows were knitted in indecision.
There was silence again between
them.    His  visitor presently  said:
"If T could offer you more than the
five hundred dollars, I would gladly do
"Oh, the fee is large enough, for up
to date I have had no employment or
even a prospect of work," said Garrison. "I hope you will not be offended
when 1 say that I have recently become
a cautious mau."
"I know how strange it appears for
mo to come here with this extraordinary
request,'' agreed Mrs. Fairfax. '' 1
hardly know how I havo done so. But
there was no one to help me. I hope
you will not consider the matter for another moment if 3*011 feel that either of
us cannot trust the other. In a way, I
am placing my honor in your keeping
far more than you arc placing yourself
in charge of miue."
Garrison looked at her steadily, and
something akin to sympathy—something
that burned like wine of romance in his
blood—with zest of adventure and a
surge of generosity toward this unknown girl—tingled in all his being,
.Something in her helplessness appealed
to his innate chivalry.
Calmly, however, ho took a new estimate of her character, notwithstanding
the fact, that his first, most reliable impression had been in her favor.
"Well," he said,   after   a   moment,
it's a blind game for me, but 1 think
t'll accept your ofTer, When do you
wish me to begin my services?"
"E should like to notify my lawyer
as soon as possible," answered Mrs.
Fairfax, frankly relieved by his decision. "Ue may regard the fact that
he was not sooner notified as a little
"Practically you wish me to assume
my role at once," commented Garrison.
What is your lawyer's name?"
"Mr. Stephen Trowbridge."
Garrison took up that much-addressed
letter, returned by the post, and passed !
it across the table. The one fairly lofji- \
bio line on its surface read:
"I think that must be the same individual/' ho said. "1 sent out announcements of my business and presence hero to nearly every lawyer in the
State. This envelope has been re-addressed, as you observe, but it has never
reached its destination. Is that your
Mrs.   Fairfax   examined   tho   missive.
"Yes,"  she said,  "I  think   so.     Do
you wish his present address?"
(To be continued)
vice to him in tho early days of his occupation, was a welcome guest at the
mission-house whenever his travels
through the country led him in that
direction. It should be said that Graham was in the Consular Service of
China, and, incidentally, my \\}vy go<>d
Events which have nothing to do with
this tale had reunited us after an absence of nearly seven years; and partly
from his wish to show me thc country,
and partly for reasons which I was to
know that evening, we had undertaken
this inland journey.
The long summer day was drawing to
an end, and the shadows were lengthening on the dirty floor; caravans were
arriving for the night, and in the courtyard rose a deafening clamor of voices.
Graham, who had been sitting a long
while silent and moody, kicked savagely at an inoffensive spider. "Sometimes
I hate this accursed country," ho broke
out suddenly. "I. loathe the dins and
stinks and the pestilential crowds. It
gets   0:1  one's  nerves  at  times."
"Why don't you go home for a
spell?" I said, knowing that he had
much leave due to him. And then I added, "Come back with me; we can rent
a small place in the country, and shoot
and hunt and live like princes."
Ho did not reply at once, and when
he did speak it was to make a startling
statement. "I ought to have told you
before," he said hesitatingly. "Tlie
fact is—well, the last time I was up
at tho mission I asked Margery Mason
to be my wife."
"My dear fellow " I began.
Hut he cut me short with an impatient gesture. "It's no case for congratulation; at least, not yet. You see,
there's something that has to be cleared up before there's any question of
an engagement. Do you remember the
'Iconoclast*   incident?"
"Well, some five years ago a British
cruiser, the  'Iconoclast,*  was   lying   in)
the Woosung  Uiver, and one night one!
of her officers completely vanished, and |
was  never heard  of  again   in  spite  of I
the  most strenuous efforts on  the  part
of  the  authorities.       The   matter   was
hushed up at the time, as his disappear
unco was synchronous with the appro
priation nf the wardroom funds; BO, ynu
see, it was a bad case."
" How does that affect you?" I asked, j
"That officer was virtually engaged
to Miss Mason, who was then in England," he replied quietly. "She abso-1
lutely refuses to entertain the accusa
tion of theft, and believes that he must
have met with some accident which precluded his returning to the ship. On the
death of her mother she came out here
to her uncle, hoping to find among these
four hundred millions of people some
who will (dear all guilt from his
name. Naturally I had never connected
in r name in any way with tho story until three months ago, when I was last
up at the mission; but during a week
in Shanghai 1 was able to make many
secret inquiries in the native city. It's
wonderful what ono can do with a
knowledge of the natives, even aft<T
five years."
All was quiet, in the courtyard at
last; night had come, and the bright
stars that the Hast alone can give were
twinkling in the stifling darkness.
Graham    drew    a     candle    from    his
gown,     placed    il    un    the    floor     and
lighted  it. "For  instance,"  he  continued, "t have the evidence of the sam-i
pan-man who took him ashore that night 1
from the Iconoclast, and the innkeeper j
in the native city in whose place he dis- \
took its accustomed course; throughout
the long morning there was no outward
and visible sign to give ground for our
anxiety, and after tollin Mason left in
his "chair." on a visit to a house at the
tar end of the city.
It must have been about five iu the
evening when the curtain rose on the
first scene of the drama. Graham and
1, having discovered thc half-dozen
rifles insisted on by the home authorities, wero engaged in cleaning these on
the veranda, when suddenly tlie missiun
bearers, dusty and streaming with
sweat, came staggering into the compound.
Looking very white and aged, and
binding his right hand in a blood-stained handkerchief, Mason descended from
his "'chair'' and came tu win*re we
stood. "You can expect the worst," lie
said. "I"—and iiis voice broke a little
—"I was stoned by a mob in the city
—the fiist time in twenty years." And
he passed into the house.
Exchanging a look, my friend and I
continued  to clean  the rifles.
Dinner that night was nut a pronounced success, iu spite of an avoidance of the topic that was uppermost
in our minds.
To his niece the old missionary had
made light ot' thu affair, Baying that it
had only been the disturbance uf a few
roughs, such ns might havo happened in
any town in Kngland. However, as we
retired with our cigars to the veranda
we at once held a council of war, and
out of tin* hearing of the girl he loved,]
Graham strongly urged our host tn send
to the taotai for help. "Is there any
one among your servants whom vou can
trust Implicit ly.''' lie asked.
'I ne old gentleman reflected an ire
Stant, '' Yes, Wang—the only 01:0, I
fear." The words cost, him an effort.
To claim only one faithful retainer after twenty weary years of hardship and
privation must have been a bitter confession indeed.
The house-boy Wang, an intelligent,
looking Cantonese of Indefinite age, was
accordingly sent fur, and despatched to
the Yamen with a message earefnlh
drawn   up  by Graham  and  llm  mission
Occupied with our own thoughts, we
sat silently smoking and waiting for tho
next  f 11 in uf  I'urt line's  wheel.
"Look out!"
A Chinaman had crawled into 1 he
Compound and lay within a few feet itf
our chairs. We sprang un him in au
instant; but he offered no -vsisfance,
and addressed our host rapidly in the
vernncular. [Inconversant with fhe language as I was, I watched him as he
stood pleading vehemently before Ma
BOn, He was apparently a coollo ot' Ihe
poorest type, pinched with famine and
wasted by disease and opium; and I
remember thinking that Im seemed to
represent the summit uf poverty nnd
misery, the  last   word  in  degradation.
Graham   t ran slated   to   me.   ''lie   says
they  are going  to  attack   the  mission;!
but if we Come at  once he will take u
down tn Hankow in his junk.''
Tin' Chinaman stood watching him ox-
peetanfly as fie spoke; then their eyes
met, and Graham cuntinuOu; "It's prob*
ably a trap; and, besides, nol one uf 11s
could leave the eify alive tonight."
1 was about to answer, but at that
moment Margery Mason entered tin
Thoro was an instant's pause; and
then an involuntary sob, more like the
cry of au animal in paid than anything
human, was wrung out of our strange
visitor, who was leaning fur ward with
a ghastly  pallor un  his face, his  hands
his bare chest. The next instant the
■ 'hinaman Jell back into the compound
with two bullets tlimugh his shawm
W- saw at once that the other would
never recover. The broad-bladed, rns
ty spear had inflicted a terrible wound,
and tlie pnur fellow was suffering untold agonies, still conscious, h.- rofus-
ed to I"- taken into the bouse; so, having brought nut a mattress and made
him as easy as possible in the shelter
and shade nf the sandbags, we again
took  our [daces at the loopholes.
And bo it wmit on all through the
broiling day, now repelling rushes, now
returning the fusilade of the jingals,
until al last tin' sun sank behind the
city walls and night came un with all
the appalling suddenness of   tli"   EttSt.
And what a night! As 1 look back if.
seems one hideous dream: the ghastly
stench from the compound—the moan-
inga  ni  the  dying  man   behind   us—the
[sickly moonbeaniB falling, now un ai
arm stretched out in agony, now un the
j upturned   face  *>{ a corpse.
. Suspicion nf a night attack precluded,
of course, all   idea id' sleep;   bo  we  re*
! mained al our posts witli eyes and earn
straining fur a creeping figure, for tbe
far-off Bound of the rivor-gunboat. And
ns the night wore un, and all was still,
thero flitted through the tired brain fan-
tasiieal fancies and memories, \>>n^
since forgotten, uf youthful hopes and
dreams, >>i other times and other places,
I of scl I days in Kngland.    The light of
j the dawn found us, haggard and weary,
waiting with almost fatalistic indifference for what, the new day would bring.
" Land dead ahead, sir! "
The words were spoken with alarming distinctness, but they were the
words of a 'lying man. We left our
posts and knelt beside the prostrate Jig
uro un thu mattress; but the fiuxer
spear had dune its work, ami the tcono-
clast incident was closed for ever. So
there were two nf us left tu defend an
English girl, a few native converts, and
Hurriedly Graham gave him his instructions. He was tn try his utmost to
creep out of tho city that night, and,
if that were impossible, tu wait hidden
until the gates were opened in the morning;   to   make   his   way   with   all   speed I the   honor  and   prestige   of   the   British
down the river, and take a written message to the commander of tin.' gunboat.
So he departed—a slight figure, steal
ing noiselessly across the compound, in
whom wer
The   attack   sunn   n mmenced.   First
an attempt  was made tn fire the building   by   throwing  lighted   torches;   but
ntred   the   hopes  n\'  the! tins we wero aide tu frustrate by means
1' the guckots of water that   had  been
Then we turned our minds to the for- prepared, ami the fusilade began again,
tificatiop. A   burning   sun,   an   ever-diminishing
Now it so happened that the mission storo of fund, our ammunition almost
quarters were peculiarly adapted for exhausted, and still no sign i>f relief,
withstanding a siege, as the back of Tho situation wns growing desperate. A
the house abutted on to the city wall, well-organized rush would have settled
while in front lay Ihe broad, open coin-] flic matter fur ever. As we lav there
Ipound, which would havo to be crossed behind the puny barricade, watching
by an attacking party jour little row of cartridges grow small
The matter nt vital importance was er, it is nol tu be wondered that there
the strengthening of the veranda front 'eaine down mi us a dull, hopeless apathy,
age, and this we effected by means of ; bringing vain, despairful imaginings:
1   carefully   erected   barricade   uf   any-   Wang had  1 n  caught  in the city and
thing we could lay our hands ou; a
quantity of flour-bags formed the foundation, and among these we h-ft occasional loopholes through which tu
"snipe" iu comparative safety. of
ammunition there was an alarmingly
small supply, and indeed only a moderate amount  of  fund;  in  fact, our only
Ihe relief would never come; the whole
British Kmpiro was a myth; there was
no such place as Hankow"; there were nn
such things as gunbnats; there was unlv
the glittering fun-sight of a rifle and
a horde uf yellow, nuked bodies in a sunbaked compound!
Toot—lo-oot!    The long-drawn    wail
advantage lay in a large consignment of from the river was succeeded by a dull
tansan water which  had  but  lately ar report.    I  lay there wondering vaguely
lived. at the fresh "trend of events until  I  be-
We worked hard with the aid of the ''ami'  aware  that   Graham   was  tugging
native converts, and about midnight we!at my sleeve.
rested  from our labors;  the barricacde      "That was thu gunboat's siren," be
had   heen  built  along  the  veranda,  the said hoarsely; "and they're using their
ammunition   divided,   and   buckets   of throe-pounder on  the gates."    And  he
Water stationed  at   intervals  in  ease nf went  nn with  his good news,
lire. Slowly af   Aral  as the gunner ranged,
The ex-naval officer had sat silent and and  th n  wit ^deadly insistency as he
moody throughout the long work i>f pre found his mark, the three-pounder shells
paration,  with  his  head  buried   in   Ins eame Bcreaming  in  from  the  river.    A
hands.    Graham gave him a  rifle, "You faint cl 1   tola  ns that  the breach had
must play the man tonight," he said. been   made,   ami   then   the   gates   which
The   poor    fellow   appearod   utterly had survived all those countless genera
broken; but as sunn as his hands closed tions of yellow faces collapsed in -i mass
on   the   ritle   and   wundored   over   the nf ben: and twisted metal,
breech and  bolt  ami  barrel, all  the old       We   heard   lie-   Bhort,  sharp   hark   nf
influences   -good,   strung   influences   nf a service revolver; wc saw the Chinese
the Britannia ami the Senior Sorvice scattering in the narrow street-; ami tho
strengthened  him  into a  man  again. nexl instant, in a flash "f color, ;i party
"V -an trust  me." he said simply, nf hluojuckots, headed by a  young mi).
tt'e  divided   l lie   wa'elu-    two  hours I ient una nt, came doubling into the coin-
on  and two Imiirs off, and  1 he man  un [ ml.     And   bo   it   wa-  all   over,     The
duty was tu call the others at  the first mission   wns   saved,   the   throe poundci
sign ol   alarm. was laved mi the Ynmen, and \Vnng was
■ lust   as   tlie   eastern   sky   was   paling th" finest  Chlnnman  that eve!   I ved.
and 1 le- deadly malarial mists were ris ;     " Wp    _'"t    youi     message    vesterday
ing  from  tin'   Yangtse   River,  I   roused afternoon,    .met    started    up stream   at
Graham  ami   turned  over  in  dreamless nun   "  -aid   th.-  sublieutenant,  repine-
slumber.     I   seined   tn   have  Blopl   for ing  his  stmokin^   revolver.       "Guossod
nbout :i   minute when   I   was awakened you'd  he having a  warm time."
by  a  sharp  report, nnd  on  funking up.      Craving tin   i.eu.s main  road on tho
saw Graham ejecting a cartridge. right, a little below the village \>\' Ber
"Wake  up."   he  said:   "they've  b« wiek,  you   follow   a   leafy,  wooded   Ian.'
gun   th-   ball.     That's       tu   me.'   A until you come to the gnies of n fine old
quivering yellow body la\  in the centn Knglish   mansion,  standing  iu   pleasant,
nf The compound. par!-. Iii •■ ■ 11 ntry, and looking oul ovei
Pour    more    desperate     rushes    were ihe   Susses    Cur.-.     \u\    villngei   wdl
made   before  tin   slanting  rays  »\'  th. tell you thai il is the home of Sir Gerald
sun peeped above ihe city wail, only  to find Lady Graham.
end   in  a disorderly   runt,   with   the dead
and dying let)   In the open. SPIRAL   ARROWHEADS
And   then  inlluwed  a  dreadful  en am ,-< ,.,-.... . ,        ,   ,     , ,
jty ^      EkATj   chalcedony   arrow-heads,
*.' .... , ^    which were  fnuml  in  Xew Jersey
,    l,M' l,|,i- wuito-linirnd missionary, who somo time ag0j ;m. B0 .„„,,;.,,. in
had  insisted  un  keeping Ins watch and fnnJ   .i,„.     *   .|.,.   ....   genujne roHCB 0f
taking  Ins  place  in   the  ftring-1  sud |M,)t,1( timo„   .,,(1V „,., m tn in(1i,.lt(, thflt
denlytcollapsed in the last  Btnge ol  ex. tlh. ,,.,,  ,,,.„  „,.iV  ,,.,,,, B      nt    n 8ome
,|:,,,M J   "1"   exposure   in   tbe   deadly ,,,  Cs to givo their arrows a twisting mo
mghl nir, tog. ther with the heart break )i(11) ]ikl, ,,1!|f flf a nhV-ball. The arrowing .'vents ut Ihe last few hours, prov lloada tn questJon uro cut in a spiral
ed Inn much fur Ins wasted frame, and ,hap(1( .,,,,) one ,,,- ,!„.,„ makQfl a )im| (lf
he lay behind fhe barricade nn tho poinl „ turn in its length >•{ two and a half
°'   ''■■••■■■* inches,       Dropped point down  in water.
Gently we carried him inside ami laid revolution    in   space   ,,t    about   thirty
him un the couch, and there, in the'Iit- itiis   said,   it   will   perform   a   complete
tie mum where In   had labored bo Inm* inches.
' r*&.
Spring Suits
C With the right touch
of style for this spring
are here in abundance.
C We sell more suits,
show more styles and
save our patrons more
money than any other
store in Hosmer. Pretty
broad assertion, is'nt it ?
Well, just drop in to see
us and we'll back this
statement up to your satisfaction.
'riday evening, April   15th,
* tbe Sutherland Stock Co. will
* r,-e
* present  "A   Runaway  tramp.
* Specialties between acts.
* _ . . . -.
* A Business Change
*.    Un April 5th, a change in the
9 Hosmer  Livery   and   Transfer
•S* '
tJCo. took place. L. A. Lanthier
? I selling ou! to F. 11. Ingham
J Joe Asselin i-; now the senior
? member of tbe linn. .loe lias
f been in llosmer since its birth
X and lias earned tbe respect and
T esteem of all those who be bas
been connected with. Mr. Ingham is also well and favorably
known in town he having been
a motor man For the Hosmer
Mines since they began to produce coke. It is hoped that the
new firm will have <*i large and
well defined   pay streak ahead
of it.
* i      Rush of Immigration Continues
* Xever in any part of Canada,
j al uny  lime,  have   the   sights
2 j been seen which are now  to   lie
* witnessed daily in .North Portal,
X Sask, At im port did so many
J American settlers enter the
Z country in a single day and the
J rush continues. Last week
J three trainloads, each with 00
X cars of settlers' effects, passed
x the international boundry line.
Z In addition there are three re-
Z gular daily passenger trains.
| Oh the three trains of settlers'
Z effects arriving, it was estimat-
X ed that there   were  about   1100
horses. In addition there were
many cattle and very large
quantities of farm  implements.
e> * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
Ou and after April 20tb, 1010,
Win. Robson will have no  connection  in   any   capacity   with
The llosmer Times.
Tiii': Eosjieb Times,
15. F. Lester. Mgl*.
.lames Miller accountant for
the P. Burns & Co.. was in town
last week.
Fishing tackle at Campbell's,
Harry Edmonds of Fernio
was a guest at the Scotia Hotel,
last Sunday.
Irene McKee .'ind Lona Kennedy returned Tuesday evening
from Elko.
See tin' Irish drama ''Kathleen Mavourneen" at the opera
house to-night.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on .Sain Snell. 51
Mrs. II. (i. Armstrong of
Michel was visiting ber sister,
Mrs. Mathieson on Tuesday.
(Jo to old. reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barbei'Sfeop. lit!
Miss L. II. Pitblado spent a
few days in Fernie last week
and was the guesl of Miss. E,
The Sut hei land Stock ('o. at
to-uitfhl   and
ef     tl
the   opera    llOUSl
bo-morrow night.
A   special    meeting
Board  of Trade  will   I"'
to-morrow ovening in  t In
school house.
H, L. I'llen. represcnl ing t lie
Western ready prints. Winnipeg, was a caller atTbe Times
office lasl Friday.
April Hi. IN and 10 band painted    china    les-   than     co.-t
Mrs. .1. II. I  will sing  -Oi
Pro    Nobis"   cm   Sunday
at the Methodist   church.
are heart ily invittd.
Every family and especially
t hose who reside in i be country
should hi' provided at all t imes
with a bull le of ( haniberlain's
Liniment.    Then' is   no   telling
Views of thu wreck at Campbell's.
Band concert in front of the
opera house to-night and tomorrow night by tho Sutherland Stock Co.
Fred Cox is fixing up his
place for the ice cream season.
Fred predicts a busy season.
Bell & Davis are doing the
necessary carpenter work.
I). It. McDonald, while alighting from a moving train at
Fernie last week, injured bis
leg, which .laid bim up for a
few days.
On Sunday, April 17th, services will be held in thc Catholic church mass 10:30, Sunday
school immediately after muss
and Benediction at 7:.'i0.
Mrs. It. W. Rogers is contemplating taking a trip to the
old country in order that her
health may be restarted. Mrs.
Rogers loaves Hosmer on next
The Presbyterian basket
social will be held in the Odd
Fellows hall, Wednesday evening, April 20th. Every lady is
requested to bring a basket.
Everybody welcome.
The second annual ball under
the auspices of North Star
Lodge No. II. Knights of Pythias will be held in the Hosmer
opera house Friday, April 22nd.
The llosmer orchestra will be
iu at tend once.
.1 im Peach is up to the front
again. Jim was moving some
furniture and household effects
last Sunday afternoon
his horse made a falsi
with the result that .Jim and
I he I'urnit ure separated.
The   1. O. O. F. will   hold  an-
at  niversary celebration   on   Sun-
!day,   April  21th.     It   is   hoped
Board of trade meeting.
day evening, April 15111.
Our   virtues    are   most
quently but vices disguised.
There is always room at the
top, but it isn't so lonesome at
the bottom.
A. B. Campbell will give
away one rod worth $7.00 to
the person catching the largest
trout within a radius of six
miles of llosmer. Time limit
May 1 to Aug. 15, 1010. Said
trout must be displayed in
Campbell's window.
When the fire whistle is blowing is no time to think about
insuring your house and furniture. Don't put oil' another
day. Yon should also consider
what company you insure in: It.
W. Rogers represents the best
Don't forget the service iu
the Methodist church, Sunday evening at 7:30, preacher.
Rev. R. W. Lee. A hearty invitation is given to .all. Those
who have recently come to live
in Hosmer are given ;i hearty
Tin* Sutherland .Stock Co. will
present to-night at the
bouse, the beautiful
drama,"Kathleen Mavourneen."
Several specialties will be given between acts. To-morrow
night "A Runaway Tramp" will
hi; given. Prices 25. 50 and 75
cents. Reserved seats on sale
at the drug store.
Clocks and jewelry. Agent
for ('. C. Wright, Fernio, watch
repairing. Leave your watches
and (hey will receive prompt
\. It. Campbell.
Mrs. Mc.Meekin will have a
genuine clearance sale for ten
days, starting Saturday, April
10 and lasting until April 2(1.
The following goods will be
sold  at   one-half   price:    Fancy
Geo. H. Marlatt's Great Sale
The greatest bargain battle
ever pulled off in llosmer starts
Saturday morning .April Kith in
The Quality Store, opera house
block. Tbe Evely Sales Co.,
who have charge of this great
price wrecking campaign surely
know how to do things. With
the aisles tilled with buyers,
counters, racks: shelves and
tables filled with the stock at
genuine bargain prices, Mr.
Marlatt has every reason to
believe that in the next ten
days thousands of dollars worth
of merchandise will be converted into cash.
The price cuts are heaviest
where stocks are heaviest,
noticeable particularly in men's
clothing, hats, shoes and underwear. Special interest for the
ladies in dry goods ladies and
cbildrens ready-to-wear garments, tons of these goods
should find new owners daily,
at these wholesale prices. Mr.
.). A. Trotter, the sales manager
in charge has all details so perfected that everything is run
on schedule time, like clockwork, thus avoiding delays and
disappointment which are all
more or less apparent at every
big sale. No juggling here,
straight business, no marking
up and then down, every article
iu the store marked at get-out-
quick, prices.
Prompt relief in all cases of
throat and lung trouble if you
use Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Pleasant to take, soothing and healing in effect. Sold
bv ull druggists,
when  attention,
that all members will make an goods,   collars,   huts
next  effort   to  be  present.    Further
Von ' particulars and   time  of  meeting   will    be    announced   next
' week.
Your tongue is coaled.
Your breath is foul.
I leaclachi's come and go.
These    syniptons    show
flowers, veiling, ladies' waists.
hair goods, hosiery, white wear.
cbildrens' dresses and bonnets.
I See posters for further particulars.
Diarrhoea should be cured
without loss of time ami by
that medicine which like Chniwber-
when it may be wanted in your stomach is tho trouble. To Iain's Colic. Cholera and Diarr
case ol' an accident or emer- remove the cause is the first hoea Iteinecly nol only cures
gency. It i- mosl excellent in thing, and Chamberlain's Stom- promptly bul produces no un-
ull cases of rheumatism, sprains ach and Liver Tablets will do pleasant after effects. It never
and bruises. Sold by all drug- that. Easy to take and most fails and is pleasant and safe to
gists. effective.   Sold by all druggists, take.   Sold by all duggists,
A special meet ing of the Hos-
opera mer  Board  of   Trade   will   be
Irish held on  Friday evening,  April
15. 1010 in the old school house.
( 'ollle at  eS o'clock.
II. L. BltOWN, Secretary.
Liquor License Notice
NOT1CK i-. lu'i'obj   given  thai  ono
le I II   lifter elate' I   illlcllil lee apply   III
Uie Supci'intunili'iil 'el' Provincial Pol-
Ice I'cei'ii iviie'u.il eel my I Intel  License
10 Hell intoxicating 1 i«11nn-.-s under tlie
provisions eel'tile statutes in Hint bo-
luilF, in tlie premises known and described us Uu' Royal hotel situated .-it
llosiuei', li. ('.. tee commence em the
Isl da) or July, lulu.
.1. I'\ .1Anvis
Dated April Mill, IUI0 8741
Notice of Dissolution of Partnership
Notice is hereby given that the
piii'tiiei'sbip heretofore subsisting between us, tlie undersigned, ns liverymen at tin' town cef llcisinc'i'. doing
Inisim-sH mi.lei- the linn name and
style  eel    'I'lic    Uosiner   Livery  and
Transfer l.'ompauy, has tills day I n
dissolved    l>y    mutual   <•■ >n--<*iit.    All
elelels   eewillL;   lee   tile'   said    pa I'l llC'l'sllip
aic I.. In' paid lee .le.sc'ieh Asselin at
llosiner aforesaid, ami all claims
against   Hie  said   partnership  arc   to
11 ' pre-C'llli',1    lee    III"   Said    .liiscpll    As-
s lin. In whom I In' --aine will be paid.
Dated ai Hosmer, is. ('.. this (lth day
of April. A, U.. 11)10.
|S.I.|       I.. A. I.A.vniiKic.
[Sri.|      .Ins, Asskun.
|Sel.j (J, II. DlMIAli.
March School Report
There were eighteen school
days during March. The seven
scholars with stars [opposite
their names were neither late
or absent during tbe month.
Tbe report follows:
Lawrence Wildman !)
Charles Marlatt 17 1-2
Eugene Quinn !)
George Bolduc 9 1-2
Ed. Kennedy 0
Laugblin Kennedy 12 1-2
Grace Miller 0
Annie McDonald 18
Harold Wildman 0
Harold Henderson 12
Geo. Patterson •.. 18
Saxon Kearney 17 1-2
Sarah Spencer 18
Herbert Robson 18
Stewart Fletcher 18*
Thos. Miller 18*
Max McDougal 1
Lena Spencer 18
Mary Henderson 17
Lillian Cameron 0
Alberta Quinn 17
Jenny Mattioau 15
Rose McDougall 17
Archie Courtney 15
Dave Miller 18*
Mike Maiello  0
James Millar 18*
Mary Millar 18
Maud Bolduc 15 1-2
Pearl Swanton 18
Andy Kennedy 17
Margaret McDonald 17 1-2
Doreen Kearney * . .10
Joseph Tortoralli 18
Finley Patterson 18
Powell Courtney 10
Lizzie McDougall 11
Nicky Maiello 18
Earnest Beebj* 15 1-2
Wilfred Beeby 10 1-2
Jenny eStrachan 13
Pt. I Sr.
Jack Musgrove 18
Willie Spencer 18
Robt. Henderson 0
Jacky Cameron 0
Dan McMicken 14 1-2
Leonard Ay re 18
Annie Poudelecek 17
Arthur Davis 18*
Annie Hodock 17
Julia Hodock 12
John Hodock 18
Christina Krish 17 1-2
Cora DeLaurier 10
Sedonia Poudelecek.
Bobus Palecek	
Pt. I .In.
Elsie Robson 10
Blanch Labelle 16 1-2
Florence Miller 16 1-2
Mike Gushook 0
Jas. McDonald 17 1-2
Laddie Krish 18*
Charles McDougall   0
Pearl Courtney 15 1-2
Ralph Toroloralli 15 1-2
Winnifred Smith 12 1-2
Ered DeLaurier 7
Leslie Brown I)
Jas. Bennit 0
Geo. Hodock 17 1-2
Jas. Miller 18*
July Gabara#. 14
Joseph Gabara 13 1-2
Louis Salvaggi 0
Annie Kear 0
A. Aubrey Davis.
Full   line of  tobaccos,   pipes
and cigarettes at Campbell's.
Catholic Church-Mass every fortnight at Leitbauser's basement, 10:80
o'clock, a. m. Rosary and Benediction at 7:1(0 p. m. J. Sallcs, O. M. I.,
Ph. I).
Presbyterian Church—Divine
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:80 o'clock. Sunday
school at 2:1)0 p. in. Choir practice
every Friday at 8 o'clock p. in. 0. K.
Nicoll, Missionary.
English Church  Services—-Held
fortnightly at tbe Hosmer Opera
House. Second Sunday. Evensong at
7:30 p. in. Fourth Sunday, Holy Communion at 11 a. in., Evensong at 7:80
p. in. Fifth Sunday, Evensong at 7:80
p. m. Briant N. Crowther, M. A.,
Curate in Charge.
Methodist Church—Rev. R. W.
Lee, Pastor. Sunday School 2:30; afternoon class for adults, 3:30; Divine
service, 7:30; choir practice Wednesdays, 8 p. in. The pastor's residence
adjoins (he church, and he will always welcome any one who calls upon him for advice or help in any direction. He will be glad to be notified of any case of sickness. .Strangers will lie always welcome.
Brain Leaks
Optimism is not indifference.
Genuine charity is never
Heaven is not won by success,
but. by effort.
Faith is the oil that keeps the
light of love burning.
The pies are just as good—
the degeneration is in the eater.
Twice nine tailors couldn't
make men out of some male
We all feel the need of piety
when we are up against hard |
A man in good health finds it J
easy t laugh at the ills ofi
The foolish man wastes the|
present    worrying    about   th"
A life time of regret is ofte
unfolded in a moment of fool-J
Tbe man who seeks tempta j
tion merely to show bis strengtl^j
only exhibits his foolishness.
Thc man who is always tak-j
ing things as they come sooneil
or later finds everything going!
A man may profit temporj
arily by stealing playtime from
youth, but bis loss will be perj
A lot of young men spend tl
mint of money to acquire thai
cheapest of titles—"Dead Gamf
The poorest way to set abo'j
converting a hungry man is t|
band him a tact and then lea\
him to read it.
*. Mrs. Louisa Pitblado
J A profusion of
and Belts
has just arrived. The season's
choicest goods. Call and inspect them, the prices are surprisingly low.
* Royal Hotel Block
Hereafter the Hosmer opeJ
house will be operated undo
the management of the ownel
Phillip Carosella. For sho\w
concerts, etc., apply to my sto^
in Hosmer or -at the Ror
Hotel, Fernie.
Phillip CahosellJ
Feb. 2, 1910.
Repairing  Neatly Done While  YJ
Wait.    Satisfaction Guaranteed. |
Main Street
Hosmer B.J
Italian Stor
Cupan'o & Jioia, Props.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccos ano|
Front Street Hosmer, B. Cl
&& $&. -£?■* 4&
-6iim,v$i^.^^^ ^^9W^alK^am^KmKi
I We   have finished removing our stock into
i much larger and commodious premises in the
I Royal Hotel block
Is Always
' 8
and Absolutely Clean
Our stock is replete with the cleanest
and freshest staple and fancy groceries
Department is Complete in all Lines
Just   received
newest creations.
large stock of Negligee   Shirts in the
Latest spring styles in Hats
the Palace   Fine   Shoe for men and the
Sole agents for
Artizan Working Boot for men.
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
£ ££ * 'm^wmmwswwm'mwm^^mw^wwmww^m^mm mmw&


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