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 Your special attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Yuur special attention is called to one
ail on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Volume II.
Closing Out Sale
Beginning Thursday, June 16
and Continuing until June 27
All our stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Books, Stationery,
Office Supplies, Fancy Goods, Druggists Sundries, Fishing
Tackle, Etc.
To Be All Sold At a Sacrifice
No Reserve, everything goes.   We are leaving Hosmer.
You get goods at wholesale price.    We get the money
and avoid the  trouble  and  expense  of packing and
moving goods.
All accounts owing us must be paid before 27th of June.
H. F. McLEAN, Manager.
Tan ■ Sunburn ■ Freckles
We have on display this week a most exquisite line of
Very little attention keeps the skin in perfect condition.
Prevents Blackheads, Cleans the Pores, Removes Tan and
Sunburn. Everybody should use a massage cream, its
economical, its healthy.
Hed-Rub  For the  Hair
New Goods
New Panama Skirts in Navy Brown, (h*een and Black,
nicely trimmed and well finished, special $6.00
Fancy Elastic Belts, assorted colors, special 75c
Cildren's Straw Sailor Hats, to clear at best prices.
Children'sandMissesrunningshoos, all sizes,right prices.
Quality Store G. H. MARLATT Opera House Block
P. BURNS C& CO, Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
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
Never an Idle Moment for the
Crew of a Big Cattle Ship
ueen's Hotel   i
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week
Opposite C. V. H. depot, Hpsmpf, K. [■.
Big Free Moving Picture Show
New feature filnm ench week under tho operation of Joe Kuklo        J
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The food is the worst part of
the trip. It is nauseating and
but few can stand it. The bulk
of it is served in the dishpan,
which is carried to the galley,
and the mainstay is "scouse," a
sort of watery beef stew. This
is varied with corned beef and
cabbage, beans, potatoes and a
few other staple articles, all of
poor quality. Tea and coffee is
drawn from huge caldrons
directly to the kettles, with
milk and sugar added in the
The first duties of the men
were to tie the cattle up. It is
no small matter to secure and
control a thoroughly frightened
1600-pound steer, but as we
moved down the Delaware they
became more quiet, and by one
o'clock all were securely fastened and we went to our first
Sunday the real work began,
which was to be the routine
until the end of the voyage.
Each morning we were
awakened at four o'clock.
From four to six we engaged
in"the wet and back-breaking
work of watering the cattle.
Each steer drank from three to
seven bucketfuls, and as we had
only eight pails, the problem
became how to keep them filled
and yet not overflow without
shutting off the hose. It was
made harder by the fact that
the steers fought for the water.
From six o'clock to eight we
hauled up from the lower decks
by means of block and tackle
thirty-two bundles of hay and
twenty bags of corn, each
weighing 100 pounds. Under
the hatches it was stifling work,
above the hands grew blistered
from the ropes. Then a third
of the hay was fed out. Breakfast followed. After a short
rest the troughs were cleared,
corn fed and the aisles swept.
Inspection began at 10:30, and
the captain, purser and doctor
passed en tour of the vessel,
looking into every nook and
cranny. Work finished at
noon, after which there was a
respite until three, when more
hay was given, and again at
seven. We were usually ready
for bed at nine, although a few
times we remained up until ten.
The cattlemen had the entire
run of the great broad open
steerage deck aft and the portion of the bow forward assigned
to the crew. Here we met
many of the cabin passengers
and had jolly good times and
talks with them. On the quiet
several of the higher officers
had pleasant words for us. To
our amusement the menials
took delight in making things
as unpleasant as possible when
opportunity offered.—Philadelphia Record.
Groom Wrapped in Gauze.
The Fernie Free Press says:
A ceremony which was certainly unique in the annals of the
mountains took place at the
isolation hospital on the hill
on Monday morning. Marriages
have taken place under strange
conditions, and in strange places,
but this wedding holds the record for the unusual in these
Edna Barrett had been isolated on account of contagious
disease some two weeks ago.
Although practically recovered
from her illness her life i.s still
circumscribed by tlie barrier
ropes at the isolation grounds.
When she was carried up the
hill she was Mrs. Edna Barrett.
She is now Mrs. Frank K. (jthflie,
and thereby hangs this remarkable tale.
Frank E. Gr.-yi* is foreman
for the. ^V^q^-Mc.Xah  Lumber
C*j.   Hp ht\s long been n suitor
for tap hand nf Mrs, I'arrett.
his last proposal was mnde
across the ropes that murk the
limit of the stamping ground of
the germs. Ii was accepted.
On Monday morning the wedding  procession   ascended    the
hill. Rev. Hugh Grunt was
master of   ceremonies. Dr.
Anderson stood off tlie microbes
while the knot wus tied. There
were also present Mrs. Dr. And-
derson and Chief Clerk. The
hand of the groom was wrapped
in antiseptic gauze as he slipped
the ring on the finger of the
bride. A stout nianilla rope
separated husband from wife.
It still separates them—but not
for long. Mrs. Grace is convalescent.
Diocletian's Scale of Prices.
The high ..oat of living began
to bother'." 'ie Roman Empire
around 303 j .. D., when Emperor
Diocletian promulgated an edict
establishing^! maximum price
for all commodities, including
the labor of artists and literary
men. This schedule prevailed
throughout the entire Roman
world, and violation of any of
its provisions probably entailed
the death penalty, since military
discipline was the order of the
day. Here some extracts from
Diocletian's prices current:
Beer, pint $   .Ki
Medicated  wine,  pint     3.20
Rose   wine,    pint     2.07
Oil, best, pint     5.83
Oil, second quality, pint.. .. 3.20
Oil for common  people, pint..    1.00
Vinegar,   pint 80
Honey, best,  pint     5.88
Honey,   second  quality, pint..    2.07
Honey, palm, pint     1.07
Pork, pound     3.20
Beef,  pound         2.13
Goat, pound         2.13
. 1.27
. 4.27
. 1.07
. 1.27
One Belanger Get Two Years
and the Other Six Months
Hog's liver, pound	
Ham, Westphalia, pound..
Pig's feet,   pound	
Sausage,   pound    	
Butter, pound	
Tallow, pound	
Sea   fish,     pound     0.10
Sea fish, second quality, pound..     1.27
River  fish,  pound   '..     3.20
Cheese, pound     3.20
Cock pheasant,  fatted 50.00
Hen pheasant,  fatted 40.00
Goose,    fatted 40.00
Goose,  not fatted 20.00
Chicken      12.00
Partridge     0.00
Duck     ...    8.00
Hare 30.00
Babbit     8.00
Lettuce,   5...      1    	
Cabbage sprouts, bundle   ..
Leeks,    10	
Beets,   5	
Radishes, second grade, 20..
Turnips, second quality, 20..
Onions, seconds, 60	
Watercress,   bundle of 20..
Cucumbers,   best,    10..    ..
Melons,   large,    2	
Asparagus,    bundle cif 25..
Eggs, I	
Apples, seconds, 20	
Plums,    large,    30	
Ftgs,  best,   25	
Grapes, pound	
Don't forget the free moving
picture show at the Queen's
Hotel, Saturday evening from
8:30 to 11 p. in.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
Officials of New G. P. R. Division.
The following C. P. R. appointments in connection with
rearrangements of western
mileage were announced from
Winnipeg Monday: J. J. Scully,
supt. at Moose Jaw. appointed
general supt. of the new Saskatchewan division with headquarters at Moose Jaw: J. M.
Cameron, engineer at Moose
Jaw, appointed assistant divisional engineer; A. T, Short, district master mechanic at Cranbrook, appointed master mechanic of the new division ul.
Moose Jaw; M. R. Smart, des-
patcher at Moose JawVjippoint-
ed car service agent of the new
division there.
Judge Wilson, presiding at a
special session of the County
Court at Fernie yesterday,
sentenced Roderic Dunlop to
three months in jail, sentence
to run from date for complicity in a street holdup last
March, and John Kitchener,
the other party in the same
(•rime,   to  two  months.
In the case of Fred and
John Bellinger, found guilty
of complicity in thc Coal
Creek holdup last February.
His Honor sentenced Fred
Belanger to six months, dating
from the time of his arrest,
and John Belanger to two
years  from the  same  date.
The difference in the length
of the sentence was on account of the fact that Fred
had not participated in the
actual holdup, having only
shared iu the proceeds, while
John had been ono of the
two men who did the actual
Airship for Passengers.
The maiden voyage of the
first German passenger airship,
the Deutschland, occured on
June 22nd. The course was
from Friedshaven to Stuttgart,
Mannheim, Cologne and Dussel-
The Deutschland was built
after the Zeppelin model, jointly for the Hamburg-American
Steamship Co., and the German
Airship Stock Co.
The epoch-making aerial excursions will be carried out on
a luxurious scale. The cabin of
Deutschland is of mahogany,
built after the style of a sleeping car. It is carpeted, and inlaid with mother of pearl.
Large windows provide an outlook on both sides. It i.s situated between the gondolas. A
restaurant will supply cold
meats, coffee, tea and wine.
The dimensions of the vessel
are: Length, 185 feet, width, 10
feet. Its capacity is 21,785
cubic yards of gas, and it will
carry three motors totaling 330
horse power, with a speed of 35
miles an hour.
The limit of the voyage is
fixed at 700 miles. The lifting
capacity of the craft is 44,000
pounds of which 11,000 pounds
will cover crew, passengers and
freight. The first trips ure
already booked, the fares varying from $25 to $50.
Old Time Miner Goes to Peru.
"Swiftwater Bill" Gates, of
Spokane, prospector and bonanza operator, known in every
mining cam)) from Alaska to
Mexico, and from Puget Sound
to Missouri, and Mrs. Gates, bis
fourth wife, are on the way to
Xew York, whence they will
travel by steamships, trains and
horses to Huaraz, Peru, where
ho is interested in the San Vin-
cente group of silver claims.
Gates will install a $.50,000 concentrator to handle the quartz
ore, also opening in the interior
what he declares are the largest
placer workings in the world.
lie owns 18 1-2 per cent, of the
silver group, Spokane interests
hold 1 1-2 per cent, and Xew
York capitalists, he says, control the remaining .50 per cent.
Several experienced gold iniii-
I ers from  Alaska,  where  (Jutes
I cleaned up half a dozen fortunes
'only to lose them in other  ventures, will assist hir in developing the mine in Peru; "and" he
I iiddcd, "1 expeel that moro than
30,000 natives will be   employed
iu the diggings during the next
three or four yenrs.    This is the
biggest proposition 1 have ever
tackled.   .-11111  this  nic'.'iiis  that
millions   of  dollars    worth    of
metal will be taken out  of the
ground in the district."
Like   eating,    advertising
Prof. Carlton, should be continuous.    When
Who will appear at the Hosmer todays   breakfast   will answer
Ripe Tomatoes
Strawberries Oranges
Cherries Lemons
Ice Cream per Dish 10c
£ Our Goods are Always Fresh. Our Prices Can't be Beat
1 J. A. LUND, Manager Hosmer, B. C. *
: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.
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Post Office Block
Fir, Spruce, Tamarac and Cedar, any quantity desiredi but only ono J
quality—the best. We* can satisfy tho most exacting. Nci matter ■*
now large oi*how small  (lie order may lie,  i(  will aecelve thr same  *
a trial.    For sale by
The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd.
* 0. H. Bomford, Agent Hosmer, B. C. J
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(established 1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Best $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount   Royal, G. C. M. G,
lion. President.
lion. .Sir George Drummond, K. ('. M. (i., President.
eSir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Branches in British Columbia
Ariireti'oni;, I'Iiilliwuek. Knclcrby, Orccnwood, Homnor, Kolowtm, Nelson N'cw Denver
.Vk'ulu, .View Wotiiiin-UT. Kossland ..''iiniiiiiTlieiul, Vancouver, Vornon, Vlotorlu,
Savings Bank Department
Deposit*! eef Si mill upward rooelvod. Interosl ;ill<eue-ii nt current reeled nnd paid
half yearly. Tim depositor Is .suliji-ci to no dolay whatever in the withdrawn! of tho
wleeilu cer any pari nf tlie. ctrpej^it.
Hosmer Branch
C. B. WINTER, Manager
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
The Celebrated Tabor Coal Dry Wood for sale
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X Jos, Asselin F. II. Ingham   X
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
mem house. Friday evening,
July 1st, 1910.
lor toinniorous you can  advertise on the same principle,
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and tlie famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
11 p %•
NLY those who su.f.'ri
from piles know the;
irisery it brings 1 It rob:,
life ol its pleasure, steals
the brigh mess from exist-
ence, and substitutes days of dull!
pain and momenta of acute agony I
Most so tailed " remedies" givel
icase only for a time, and then
[back comes the trouble and pain
'and misery 1   Zam-Buk cures Piles I
And cures permanently. Proof of
this lies all around you. Women
and men In all stations of life have
proved it-possibly some of your
friends I   Let it euro you I
Mrs. Wm. Huilies, of 2,ri3, Horlielng*
St. Hnclieltga, Montreal. Bavs:—"1 w.ia
> su:Ie rrr for years from Wind, itching
a*edprotrudinitpi!es. Theitgonylsuflered
no one knows. Remedy afttr remedy
proved useless. Day followed day and
there was no relief for me—pain, loss of
itrenpth, dulness, misery, this was mv
I know now that thero is nothing ou
this earth like it I lt cured me of piles,
and once cured, I have had no return of
the evil. 1 would like all women »ho
fuffer as I did to know that Zam-Buk
will cure them I
Besides Mis a treciHi tor ptltt Znm-Ruk cum
eczema, bload-patsmina, cracked or chapped \ar.ds.
ulcers, cms. burnt, bruise*, scalp torn, rinairorin.
bad teff, frost biff, cold eons, and all tkitl tnjuric*
aad distant. All drugnistl and atom ttll at Ul c.
box.orjrom Zam-Ruk Co.. Toronto far pricr.
*•*•   .and i —
A»r pervnn, bowaver laeTpM-i-fmeM,'
ea> rM-dilr our* flitter dwflflflt witb
Flitnln ond Poll Evil Cure
-•* rm bmi aid MM thftt aklllei doctor* \
fcaiio abandoned. Eur •»'' ilmplej no
eutting; jurt % little attention «»*rj fifth 1
Uj-Mid ••■r aivaey rcraad«>d If It •r«r
fall*. Oursi m«at cum with in talrtydaya,
limting tho hnrM aonBdaud amowth. ill
partituJeU* r1t0h in
f wing'* Vtst-r-acket
• cterTaaery Advlaar
Write m fnr a frr« tmmj. Nlnef*olx
pAgea, oc*»«riDn raorn than a houdrcd vet-
•riaarr ■ublctf*. Durabl/ bound, iu-
4-Uod gad tlluairau-d.
1 Church Street,    Toronto
Veteran Scrip
Farm Loans
We will accept a first mortgage nn
Improved farm Innd unci sell yeeu
Veteran Scrip in this wny at rcgu
lnr cash price. Write today for
lee.'ei. application,
Kills Bone Spavin
Rich Valley, Alta, May 20th. 1909
**I have u*ed your Ppa»in Cure for a
loot time aad would net b* without It.
Have killed a Bone Spavin by its uk."
Tbat  telli  the  whole  story.    Aad
hu»dred» of thousand! hate had thc
■Mme experience In the past 40 year*.
For Spavin, Riigbone, Curb,
Splint, Swellings and
ill Lameness,
Irndall't Spa-ria Care curea the
trouble—-makes the hor-v anuad aad
well—aad uvea moury for the owner
becaoB* it rrmowi the eauia of the
Keep a bottle alwayi at hand - Jlorj
for $5. f>ood for man and beaut. A*k
your dealer for free copy of our book
'A Treat ir On The Horar" or write at.
BO  |. J. KFIfSALL CO. .Emstarf Palls. Vt.
\J lfcjITOH:    "Dear   mc!    How   your
baby is «'ryiuH;! "
r.-;.'niiii ■    Mother:   "Oh,   y*-*,
but it's uli right.    H'-s a hygienic, lung-
expanding, non-ti.B8ue-de.8troying try.
JUAT  am   ..rutury,   Brudder  Jaeto
pit my name tell't ye wa>i get tin* eillej
it'jlu the bank, ami when tu' time earn'
round y<* v\a«i:ia be ready, ami 1 wad hae
to pay't, fine you and me wad ijuanvJ.
We may a.s weel quarrel the nut/, an lany
as the .siller i.s in my pooeh."
"No doubt it will be some time be
tore the general public eau get the benefit of the reduced rates, even if upheld,
because ia the lirst place only a very
tew rates were ordered to be reduced
and there is a possibility that the court
will order these suhpended until the case
lias been decided by the court of last
resort. This will probably delay the
matter for year;-. Ii, the meantime other complaints wiU be .filed with the Coin-
mission covering other specific rales,
but uo one expects to enjoy the benefits
of such a reduction until ther
final  court  decision.'1
The Horseman
HULLO,   Ull.I.IK."   .stid   the   fresh
man   t"   .i    elassmute,    who   «.ik
whistling  blitlilnly  ■*-  In-  walked
»long,    "' Whither away .'"
" I 'm ejTHiii' up to Dr. ruttcm '- tn he
examined for appendicitis." *uir] Ihe
"fleerusalem! Vou don 'l seem to be
vi'iv mi ih- li worried aboul it." -.nd tli"
■•<d,. iih." smiled Millie. "There
won 'I be nn% 1 lung lining. I '\ p never
in'i'ii able tn puss an exam inn tion the
Hrst time in till my fair young lit ■
"Brudder Simmins, I will elucidate, if you says black am white, dat
am foolish. But if you says black AM
white, an' belters like a bull an' pounds
ou a table wif bofc lists, dat am oratory,
an, some people will believe you."
.CUiE  longed  tor
0 began  to  worry   her  husband  for
a new dress.
lie: "A new dress! Can't afford it. If
you wanted gloves, or a new hat, 1
wouldn't mind.   But a new dress! "
She: "Well, don't get Hurried, dearest! Vou know i always give in. So just
buy me a new hat.
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McGREGOB's wife was of those who
could hardly stay a month in one
house.     The   other  day   she   was
again   removing,   and   as  Tarn,   looking
rather gloomy, was walking behind the
van an  acquaintance bawled;—
"Whaur are ye gauu noo, Tain?"
"Man," said*he, "I dinna ken; I'm
following the fllttiu'1 "
PA," said Willie, "what does it mean
to say a man is 'uue of Nature's
noblemen' f"
"'One of Nature's noblemen,' mv
son," replied the old gentleman, with a
significant look at his better half, "is
a man who smiles when he gets some
ridiculous cheap gift for his birtday and
exclaims:      'How   nice!      dust   what   1
* •    •
TT/ITK:  "I came across a bundle of
Vf      vour old love letters today."
Husband.      "Did    vou    read
thom over?"
Wife:  " Yes."
Husband: "And what was the effect
of that perusalf"
Wife: "I wondered which was the
bigger  fool—you  ure  writing them, or
1 for   marrying   you   after   receiving
ACKRTAIN worthy minister vva« a
Keen and accomplished naturalist:.
His specialty was a remark ible
knowledge of different classes of fungi.
His enthusiasm] however, was but indifferently appreciated by certaiuMjiembers
of his parish, and one day, when calling
upon one of them—» sour old spinster—
he was considerably embarrassed when
she reminded him of the exact length
of time that had elapsed since he last
paid her a visit. He began to make excuse for the delay, when she cut him
"If L was a toadstool," she said, with
grim irony, "you'd have been to see
me long ago!
IT was a shy young curate who was
once asked to take, a class of girls
about fifteen or sixteen, which had
formerly heen taken by a lady. The
young clergyman consented, but insisted upon being properly introduced to
the class. The superintendent accordingly took him to the class for this purpose, and said:--
"Young ladies, I introduce to you Mr.
Chirp, who will in future be your teacher. 1 would like you to tell him what
your former teacher did, so that he can
go on in the same way.
A miss of sixteen rose and said: —
"The  lirst  thing  teacher did   was to
kiss us all round.''
WKKL, John,'1 said Mr. Lovelong to
the seven year-old brother of his
fiancee, "you will miss your sis
ter when l take her away, will you
not ?''
"I'm, yes," snid John, slowly.
"I will give you a penny," said Mr.
Lovelong, "if yoti will tifll no* what you
will miss her most fur.
"I guess it will be the pennies she
gives ine,'' replied John.
" Ha!" said Mr. Lovelong, who expected to hear some e.ucuniiuns of his
fiancee's goodnature, "what does she
give you pennies for?1'
" Not to touch her front hair wheu
sh- has curled it and left it on the table
to cool," snid John to the astonished
Mr. Lovelong.
MADAM, you have been most atten
.    Live to me during my stay here."
"Thank yon, sir, very much."
• * Yes, you have been most attentive;
aii<l nut only you, but everybody and
everything ia this bouse, if I may say
so, h;i> been must pei'seveiiugly atten
live t" uie, day and night and, umlaut,
in .show my appreciation 1 um going tu
nll'ev you a small present.
'•(id, how very kind ni you!" -.an!
the proprietress, and a bright, expectant smille lit up her face,
Thi1 boarder then handed hern neatly
packed pan-el and made ;i hasty depar
tare, whilst she hurried tu see what it
contained; but }\v\v,r ni her intense sur
pri.-e, ioi opening ;t   in 'lu- prencn f
ti tlift- boarders, tu find thnt  it .-uu
taiued only inseel  powder.
IN   Lanarkshire   there   lived   n   laird
ii.line,| Hamilton, who wus noted fur
di- peculiarities,    i in ;i eertaii	
e.-i-iun :. neighbor waited upon him. ask
ing the favor .»- a neighbor ni a loan
of f_'o.    |t  w.-is only :i bill ni accomilio
• latiou   for  three   nth-,  which   let!  to
tin- following reply:
•• \;i, nn: I ennilli dn thnt, "
■■Whnt foi iih', htird? Ve hnve ilune
the same tiling  fur ithers.''
■ • Aye. nye, Tain nuts; but there 'e
tt heels within ye ken uaeihin-j aboul' I
ciitimi -lu  it. ''
•• It '■. :t Kiun' affair tu refuse me.
•• Weel, ve see, TmiiimiH. if I  wan to
IRATE TAILOR (who has called frequently to collect, without success)
—•' My dear sir, 1 wish you'd niaue
peme definite arrangement with me."
The Man—"Why, surely—let's see—
v/ell, suppose vou call every Monday.'
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rpHOMPSON: "1 see that an Ameri-
X can genius has invented a musical
Robinson: "1 wonder what-tunes it
will play?"
Thomson:       "Oh,      breakdowns,       I
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THE new clerk at the drug store returned the prescription to the old
customer with  a  request  that  he
wait till the boss returned.
"But why can't you fill it out?"
"I could* if you was a stranger, but
I ain't to fill   'em for folks that lives
about here."
* #    •
JKT us uot waste our time," yelled
J    the temperance  lecturer.  " Let us
not waste our time in dealing with
small saloons and beershops.    Let us go
to the fountain head.    Let us go to the
brewery, my friends."
"All right, boss," chimed in an old
soaker  from  a  back  seat, "I'm   with
* *    *
'I'lIIK sanitary inspector was shocked
A when he saw O 'Patsy \ pig-sty
built within a yard uf the back
"You must move the sty from there
at once," he said firmly.
"As your honor phizes," said Pat,
A few weeks later the inspector returned and saw that pig and sty had
both vanished.
"Ho you've given up keeping a pig! "
said the inspector. "I am afraid you
misunderstood me, Pat. You could
have rebuilt the sty at the far end of
the garden,"
"Whure, thin. Oi did mistook your
honor," said Pat. "Oi thought you objected to the sty, so Oi pulled it down
an' sowld the stones an' brought the
pig insoide the house.'*
IN deciding that the Pullman Company must, adjust its rates for
sleeping-car berths su that "the
lower wilt be higher and the higher low-
ei," the Interstate Commerce Commission seems to have made a hit—at least
with the traveling public. This boon to
those "unwilling gymnasts and contortionists who are obliged to sleep in upper berths will be greeted," remarks
the New York American, "with grateful applause from Kastport to San
Diego." flhe decision is the result of a
long and thorough Investigation, begun
on a complaint of Mr. George 8. Loftus
uf St. Paul, applying at first, only to the
rates between Minneapolis, St. Paul,
and Chicago, but later amended to include the sleeping-car business of the
entire country, 'Ine Commission orders
:,he Pullmnu* Company ami the Great
Northern Railroad Company, which op-
crates its own sleeping-cjDH, to make
certain reductions in rates between Chicago and other Western cities, lu reu-
t'ering this report from which Chairman
Knapp and Commissioner Harlan dis-
seated, it was held to be "unjust and
un reasonable" for the Pullman Com
pany to charge equally for upper and
lower berths. The majority nf the Commission were also of the opinion that
Pullman car rates an- in general unreasonably high, and that tlie company
>• making far more than a reasonable
profit. This conclusion is based upon a
careful examination of the company's
finances, the results of which are summed up as follows by Mr. Lynn Haines
in The American Magazine (May):
"During the ten years from 1S99 to
IW08 inclusive, total dividends were
paid to stockholders amounting to $olt-
iit;.">,.S*IS. It is interesting to relate
these millions ot profit to the original
investment. Deducting •'"! annual dividend return of 10 per cent, on the $JS,-
OOb.000 invested in the Pullman build
ing and the aianufncturhig department,
or $2,SO0,0t)O fee that decade, and n 10-
pcr cent, dividend on the ,-f ;ti,tii)u.OiK) of
stock is.- I to buy the Wagner concern
tor the same period, or $2,000,000, we
still have $Hi„st;."i.vts ul dividends for
ten years, which would represent nearly
500 per cent, of profit on the original
$l(l0,iio*i uf capital stock.
"In \ iew oi' thiwe facts it can not
be disputed thnt the Pullman Company
is very rich nnd very profitable." '
That tins decision will have the undivided support of public opinion and
that the tint rate for upper and lower
berths hns always been deemed unjust
by those win. travel, ure propositions
upon which editorial writers are practically unanimous. As the Xew York
Tribune  [nits   it:
" In tlie public mind there never wus
;. purity of value between uppers and
lowers 'and the company rubbed the
trn\ eler's sense of equity the wrong
way ever\ time it compelled him tu
upend u- nt licit for tho less desired as
for the mure desired accommodation.    .
.     .     .    There are many t i'n\ elers whu
would gladly hnve accepted de greater
itisenmforts oi' the skyline at a model'
ately reduced rate, and theii voluntary
exile would hnve left n larger supply of
lower berths for Hiobc who were willing
to give mure fnr a more appreciated ser
\ ice, As it was, all nocks were belli
under une yoke nnd tin* varied wants
uf the pnl.lie were not iillowcd tu adjust
themselves tn the common benefit.
While  the  reductions ordered  by the
Commission apply only to certain West
i-i'ii routes, th ■ principles enunciated nre
ut genera] appb aition und nre expected
tu   serve  as  a   pn lent,     it   must   be
remcmboretl Dm' tin- < 'ntiuniHsion has no
power iu change rates exeopt upon enni
| laint. Hence, before these reductions
can be mnde uuivursnJ, ihnny other com
plaints must be filed. Oi tlie Pullman
Cnmpnny may yield the point, and, tal;
ing as n basis ihe approximate :-■"> per
cent, reduction ur,lured in the West, ent
down accordingly its rates throughout
the country.
According tu Washington und Chicago
dispatches, however, it si ems likely
thnt the Pullman Company will dispute
this order in tl mrta, and the Wash
iiigtun correspondent of the New York
Journal of Commerce tfoes on to throw
more cold water on the general jubila-
i ion:
''1*1110  blessings of  corpuleuce are  set
j J-     forth, in what the writer calls "a
physiulugic  appreciation" ot  tat,
! by Dr. George M. Niles, of Atlanta, Ua.,
j ia au article contributed to The Journal of the America! Medical Assuciaiiuii
I r'at, Dr.  Niles thinks. "Is often unappreciated,"  and  he endeavors to show
I us why it should  be  regarded with  fa-
I vor.    in  tho first place, he says, it   is
ia powerful and reliable bodily fuel:
"As a source of energy fur the development of heat, fat may be described as
quickly available, but not lasting.    Experiments of both Kubner and .uwatet
have demonstrated that foodstuffs gen
crate the same quantity of  heat when
burned within thc body as when burned
outside  the  body,  and   that  while  one
gramme of protein ur one gram oi carbohydrate  will cadi generate approximately  four calories, une gram  of  fat
is good for over nine calorics.   The con
elusion, therefore, is obvious that by its
concentrated   fuel-power   fat   preserves
other tissues, especially the albuminous,
from   destruction   by   oxidatiou   and   is
valuable  as  a   reserve   force,   instantly
available when any vital emergency requiring it arises.
"Another material function of fat is
that of 'protein-sparer,' for, though its
tissue-building properties are limited
and incidental, by its presence the protein is permitted better to perform its
manifold tasks. We might, with pro
priety, in this connection, liken fat to
the housewife, who, though not apparently earning anything, by her care and
industry conserves the fruits of her husband's labor, enabling him not only to
support tlie domestic establishment, but
also to lay aside a surplus	
"As a storage ot energy ready to be
drawn on as needed, fat is of great importance.     In  starvation  about 90  per
cent, of the body fat is consumed before
death, so we call easily see how a gen
crous physiologic supply laid up  for a
j time of stress will aid in a battle against
wasting  disease  or  defective  assimilation,    Knt also, though generally burned
\ rapidly, is uaed very slowly wheu there
• is little muscular activity, as shown by
' i.nimals in hibernation.
"The  last  material  use of fat  is to
servo as a covering and protection to tlu.
| body against both  injury and  cold;   tn
other words, to cushion the frame. Pat
babies can bear without hurt falls that
would   serioufdy   injure  thin   ones-   fat
people can   stand   with   impunity  ninny
hard knocks that would completely demoralise attenuated individuals, while a
good   blanket   of   subcutaneous   adipose
tissue  will  answer e\ ery purpose  that
, could be expected of woolen underwear
' i r heavy clothing.''
These  physical uses of fat, however.
tin not constitute the sum uf iis value,
by any  means.    Prom an esthetic hiand
\ point, Dr. Niles reminds us, the physiologic ami orderlv distribution  of fat  in
■the cut nective tissue marks the contrast
between beauty and uglhlOSS.    Paiuter,-
'■ novelists,   and   dramatists   have   been
quick tu note the difference, ami in theii
delineations of physical  charm  emnciu
lien never finds' a place. Tt) quote again:
"Tint fat wiil accumulate in unused
portions of the body while it disappear;-
;ia regions of local activity has been utii*
i isied bv directors of physical culture us
well as 'beauty doctors' the world over.
Various  forms of exercise,  both   systematic and scientific, have been devised,
besides numerous appliances, all aiming
I to increase or decrease fatty deposits in
[different  parts of the human anatomy.
"lu   considering  the   psychic   role  of
: fat,  ue  should  specially  bear  in   mind
i its  reserve  function   in   relation  to  active vital processes.    Jn the proper con
i duct of the Human  mechanism there is
just the right amount of labor for each
[ organ to perform, but generous Nature
allows sufficient  latitude within physio-
! logic  limits to  meet  ordinary  emergencies.      Kxtraordinnry conditions, unless
fortified against, may result disastrous-
s ly, and a liberal deposition of fat is one
I of Nature's wise  precautions.
"it  has been commonly known frem
: I he earliest antiquity that fat people are
' more  eoutented,  more  optimistic,   than
lean ones aud that  their view-point of
life  in  general  is  largely governed  by
this   prosaic   attribute.     Now   I   might
I com nn re the supply of fat to the ample
| bank-account of a   busy  and   provident
'nan.     That   he   possesses   this   surplus
I does   not   prevent   him   from   diligently
■ following his usual avocation,  but   thr
■ knowledge of its presence and that it
can be instantly obtained lends a mental
satisfaction that would be absent were
he living right up to his daily income.
"I .believe, therefore, thai my reason
ing is rorroei when 1 assert that a phys
iologie reserve of fat by its very presence exerts a quieting aud reassuring
- influence on the vital forces most concerned in constructive mefaholism: und.
if I may .ip|.lv a serititiiral quotation,
this reserve, in language intelligible to
those fuices, *--iys: 'Thou hast much
goods laid up for many vears; lake thine
case, eat, drink, and ho merrv.' "
AT thc biennial congress of the American Trotting Association, while
there is apparently no question of
great importance to come up, the proposed hopple rule is liable to provoke a
warm debate, as it is well known that
a large number of delegates are coining un specially to fight- for or against
the proposal. The other amendments
are not calculated to provoke much adverse discussion, as they are obviously
for the benefit of both associations and
horsemen and will appeal to the common sense of the delegates. The question of sending a correct list of nominations lo the parent association, and thc
necessity of informing nominators if
classes have, not been filled is important.
The amendment rule (7) will read as
"It shall be the duty of the secretary
or other person authorized tu publish the
list of entries, ami to mail each nominator and to the secretary of the American
Trotting Association a copy of thc same.
In case any race has not filled, the secretary or corresponding officer shall,
within ninety-six hours after closing of
entries, notify eat h nominator, either by
telegraph or mail, that said class has
not lilled. Any member failing to comply with this rule shall, upon conviction
by the board of appeals, be lined, suspended or expelled."
Thc central office is the only repository of information with regard to thc
eligibility of entries, and the secretary
is the only man who can give thc member, accurate information. On the other
hand, the nominator has a right to know
what he will have to start against, and
he should certainly be quickly notified
if the class ur classes have not been
filled. The second clause of the same
rule will  read as follows:
"A complete list of nominations to
any stake or instalment l''an purse
shall be published within fifteen days
after the date of closing and mailed to
each nominator and the secretary of
the American Trotting Association, and
if the subsequent payments of entrance
fees are required by the published conditions to be made on specified dates, a
complete list of those making each payment shall be published within ten days
after it becomes due and mailed tu
each nominator and the secretary of the
American Trotting Assoc Latk'ti, aud,
furthermore, if the nominations can be
transferred or substituted, each transfer ur'subsl itutioii, in the event of any
being made, shall appear in the tirsi
list published after the date fixed by
the conditions. The failure of a member to comply with this rule shall relieve
nominators from liability for entrance
or penalties for non payment of en-
! ranee in the event.
This rule should be very carefully
rend by secretaries, as. there is a very
drastic condition attached. If the member fails to comply with the rule, the
nominator is relieved from ull liability
for entrance fees or penalties for their
non-payment. There is nothing so annoying or unjust as fin.1 an owner to come
to a meeting ami find that the only race
he had entered in had been declared oil",
it is a serious loss of time and money
which many small owners cannot afford
to lose, but as a geaeral principle no
rich owner should suffer on this account.
There has always beon more or lehs
heart burning over certain owners getting special terms id' entries far more
advantageous than the published conditions. It is notorious that at one time
a big stable which hailed from near Buffalo always carried along two or three
special attractions and expected that
these exhibitions would pay fur all the
entry fees iu the regular classes. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did
not. Amended rule 12 will stop all preference.    It reads as follows:
"A member shall not offer to a nominator or owner any inducement not offered to all, nor shall a member pay or offer
to pay shipping or other expenses to
any nominator, unless such ofi'er is made
to till. Any such offer or inducement
must he included in the published conditions of the meeting. Violation of this
rule shall be punished by a fine of not
less than $10 nor exceeding $100 for
each offense.
This is a good sound democratic rule
which protects the little fellow with une
horse ami does no injustice to the owner
of a big stable. The rule with regard
to identity tind eligibility has been simplified. It is an amendment to rule 22
and reads thus:
"Any member or any otiicer of this
association or nny party competing in
the race may call for information concerning the identity or eligibility of any
horse that is or has been entered on
the grounds id' a member, and may demand  aa   opportunity  to  examine such
horse with the view' to establish his
identity or eligibility, aud if the owner
or party controlling such horse shall refuse lu afford such information or to
allow such examination, the horse and
said owner or party may be suspended
or expelled by the judges pending the
race, or thereafter by the member, or
by the president uf this association."
Old rule *J0, which made all engagements void by death, has been amended
so that if a horse ur a partner survive
the engagement is still alive. This is in
the interest of the surviving partner,
who should not have his just interests,
destroyed by the death of the other
member of tlie firm. Here is the amended rule:
"All engagements, including obliga
tions for entrance fees, shall be void
upon the decease of either party or
horse, prior tu the starting of the race,
so far as they shall affect the deceased
party or horse, except when assumed
by an estate before the next payment
becomes due; but where the proprietorship is in more than one person, and
nny survive, the survivor and horse shall
be held; but forfeits, also matches made
'play nr pay,' shall nut be affected by
the death of the horse,"
Rule -W) has been amended by the committee in a way which should meet thc
views of both horsemen and secretaries
of associations. It will certainly help
horsemen who have often at the fag end
of a meeting, having been keeping a
horse in shape all week, been told that
it is 4 o'clock and the race is declared
off. The new rule gives them a chance
by extending the time one hour during
four months of the year and declaring
all unfinished races closed on the last
day of a meeting, the money to be decided as per summary. This rule will
enable every association to clean up
its programme, and every horseman will
at least have a chance to get a slice of
the money. The rule, as amended, is a
most important one. We give it below
in lull and it will be well for both secretaries and horsemen to digest it thoroughly.    Here it is:
"In case of unfavorable weather, or
other unavoidable causes, members shall
postpone to a definite hour the next fair
day um] good track (onuHh'g Sunday),
all stakes upon giving notice thereof;
and they may exercise this power before
or after the race has commenced. Any
purse race or installment plan purse
that hns not been started by 5 o'clock
p.m. on the last day of the week to
which the member has limited its meeting during the months of May,. June,
July and August and 4 o'clock p.m. during the balance of the year, shall be declared off and the entrance money refunded, Any purse race or installment
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testifying in a case involving the Cataract Power Company, in answer to a
epiestiien nn cross examination as to who, in his opinion, wns Hie greatest
American scientist, replied, "I am."
Alter  leaving tl uijrt   r n  une of   the   lawyers  ventured   tee  criticise
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There are two kinds of swelled head. One of them is inflated with hot
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Modesty prevents us from placing ourselves in our correct class, but
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KIII.'K lOVK.    They are  testing them  daily.
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trioits example nud reply - ^ -
How Gamblers Cheat
By Ilerewiirel Carrington
G( AMES  of chance  have always had! majority  cef  cards   can   be   detected   as
I    a 1'asciuatiou fur all classes of iu  jilealt.     Ai   least   aces   and   court   cards
lividuals, at all ages, and tlie pro-lean be distinguished from cards of lo
Ifessionul "sharp" lias made thiH wea
i ncss (which in si.uie persons is develop-
! ed  into a   ruling passion)  a means for
earning an  easy  livelihood, at the ex-
ipense  nf   the  numerous  "flats"   win.
[visit   the   race   course   nr   other   places
' where  gambling   is  looked   upon   as  a
more  or  less  legitimate pastime.    The
ingenious    mechanical    devices    which
[httve been employed for this purpose ure
really astonishing. Such clumsy ap-
Lpliuiicos us loaded dice are, of course,
ut of date, though one ingenious
"harp" invented a table, the top of
fhidi was sheet steel under a very thin
fcleeUi covering. By means of an electro-
[magnet concealed within the table, its
stop could lu' converted into a powerful
[•ungnrt, and the dice (which were pre-
Iparcd by having one sitie cef metal while
lUie rest" were ivory) could be attracted
"vo the table wheu the current was on or
nuld tall tn any haphazard position
[when the current was shut off. Dice.
I'nowever, are generally suspected, and
thardly anyone would venture to stake
fawncy upon the fall nf the dice any
noro than lie would upon "three card
Innate "
Cards are  the most  fertile  field  for
Jlbr   gambler's   revenue       Winning  at
cards depends  largely upon  the  posses-
[sion of certain high cards or tlie aces
irhich win the tricks, and to gain pos-
isessiein of these cards is the gambler's
(object.    Pur assuring this,  various de-
trices have been employed called "hold-
.eats," mechanical contrivances conceal
id in llu* sleeve, which by a very slight
rprcssure di- movoment in one direction,
trill   instantly  shout   .mt   the   required
(.aid   iuto  the  gambler's  hand  tind  re-
Lode again into the sleeve.    One of the
Hi.est ingenious and perfect of these was
(invented by a gambler named Koplingei,
nd  the   device   has   ever   since    been
Ifcnown   as   the   "Kcplinger   holdout."
ll'lii' apparatus was worked by the knees.
|,v. that  uo motion nf the arms or body
unccssary.    A slight soparation ol
ihe knee's was all that was requited te.
Idie.eel  the card into the gambler's hand.
|T1ic' knees were thereupon relaxed, and
[the "holdout" receded like a flash into
\tbo gnmbler's sleeve1.
Another variety of "holdout " is that
.1 led in the wnist. ieat. and here the
iinnd is held close t.. the body with the
rar.ls outspread while the thread is pull-
Jejel. and in Ileal manner a card shot into
film hand under cover of Ihe remaining
»ards.    This,  however,  is a  dangerous
rocedurc which is rarely employed.   A
rjinall  but   ingenious  species  of  "hold-
#itt"   is  that  known    as   "the   bag.'
h'he small, sharp point seen in the illus-
Bration,  is stuck  ini"  Hi'' wood eel'  tin'
lineler si.I" nf the table, in such a  mun
ejer that Ihe lint, liar runs along parallel
Lt.ee  ami   just   touching the  w I  nf the
[table beneath.    One nr mure cards are'
tow inserted into the clip thus formed,
viel may be withdrawn by the fingers in
■ tli.* ac   ed' drawing cards  .en  the  table
[.toward tin* body.
A daring vet simple variety nt ■ hold-
out" i.- attached tn the sleeve. It is
.'buckled around tin* shirt sleeve under
the ceeat. and two small pointed hooks,
facing outward, press against the coal
eleove. These hooks may be separated
cer brought nearer together by pressing
npnti a sen ill ml ber tube. If new a card
be placod against lite cnut sleeve, em the
outside, 'end Ihe clips separated and
then released, thev will clasp the edges
of the card through the cloth nf the
coat, and it will be retained there by
the pressure of the spring in tho '-holdout." See long as the ..11111 lee held cleiwr
ward, the card ia invisible; but the card
ll may be obtained possession of by the
Sogers ..!' the other hand when resting
against the sleeve nf Ihe arm to which
the   "hublout"   is  attached.
A   still   simpler  device  is  to  have  a
small  pocket cut   in  the coat sleeve at
the seam.    The "pocket"  is merely a
silt, about Ibree inches long, into which
the required card is inserted.   The fingers grasp the card and withdraw it with
the others ut the required moment.   Another variety of "holdout" is known as
the "Hug holdout."    A ring is worn on
one of the fingers, tn the inside nf which
is attachod, as part id' the ring, a small
wire clip nr spring, flesh colored.    The
uird is inserted under this spring, and
'in thnt  manner is retained within tin.
[palm eef the hand by the pressure    Kx-
[perts   in   sleight, iifiiniid   would   not   re
lquirc 11 clip eef this character, being en-
liblecl to palm the card wilh.nit any mo-
ikhnnical aid.
Besides such devices as thoso just
tentioncd, the gambler depends for his
I'.TicrcBs partly upon his dexterity in
Jyaaieelliug the car.Is during the actual
\progrosR nl ihe game. Of'course, mark
frequently employed ler
[litis purpose, lent the export gambler will
|s.'*ii'eel  in  marking the cards with  his
(thumb   nail   during   the    use   of   Ihe
inlay, so that, at the cud ot a few hands,
Iho knows practically every card in the
Snack   from   the  slight   indications  upon
Iris   hack.    Sometimes,  also,  cards   are
(lent more or less slightly to insure their
rocognition    either  individual   cards  or
it number nf cards together.    If half a
Hpack is lieni  in this manner, this is call
,-d   "the   bridge."    Knelt  card   in   this
seel inn then has a Flighl curve, as shown
in the illustration.
A gambler may even deal to himself
er  to any  porson   forming  the  circle a
'particular card which is known to him.
This car,I is al  tlie bottom nf the' pad
r values, which is the chief thing to be
There are a number eef other ingenious
devices employed by professioual sharps,
lint Ihe above will at leaBl give the
reader an idea nf the extent tee which
this practice has been carried. ..t" the
remarkable ingenuity displayed by manufacturers nf such devices, and of the
loxtority  and   daring  of   tlie   gamblers
themselves in employing them.
By Roland Ashland Phillips
Till-' man's eyes fluttered open msily,
subconsciously, and without thc
least effort. The low ceiling but
a few- feet from his head meant nothing at all, nor tlie dim walls, uor the
yellow bar nf sunlight thut slanted
through tin* eene window of the adobe
The first tangible thing Ilis brain re -
speiiulc'el tn was a jug, resting within
urtn's reach on a shelf. He mechanical
ly proppod himself to an elbow, reach*
el nut, and. lilting the earth, n vessel
to his lips, drank deep ami greedily
w'ith strange snumls, his ver) throul
quivering from tin  ceeeel draft
the man's lips and something quivered
in his throat.
"Six days.' Why. I thought it was
only yesterday." lie paused for a un.
ment, ruminating. "Can't seem tn re
member things very well. 1 know 1
was running toward u green place where
there was plenty of water—nnd then
everything g"t   black  and   i   went   un
The miner fell tn shoveling again, his
irms lifting ami falling methodically.
The man settled hinisell comfortably on
u big rieck. reflecting upon the other's
i.ii"t, direct explanation. After a time
he got up ami walked beside the long
-• Finding much color?''
"Nol sn far." Tin miner straightened tip.    "Why.'"
"Used tee play this game myself."
the' man responded carelessly, "I have
more luck at poker.
Somehow both men lifted their eyes
lee face ono 'im.ther. The sudden hush
seemed almost brittle with expectancy.
"lire'i wnrking (Lis fnr long?" the
mnn continued.
"Maybe a month, (luce ur twice I
struck sennet li in good. I'm hopin' to
get tin* vein pretty Boon." 'Ihe miner
spnke sharply with a peculiar tremble
iu his v'oice. "You seem suit nf curious.
"I am!" 'flu' man stared absently
across the stream at the high cliff. "I
was just thinking about a man over
Smoky Creek way, where 1 hail from.
About a month ago he murdered a chap
ami dropped nut ..I Bight. Somehow the
posse never could pick up his trail. Funny, wasn 't il .'"
A pu'.zle.l glare cun e into the miner's
eves. " Mavbe sn." h.' admitted. " Hut
whnl '.- that |leil t.e do with
"Vet  a  Hung," the man  hastened  t
After that In' sank wearily back interrupt. "I was just building up a
am,ing the blnnkets, closing bis eyes little story, that's all. It all came tn
again with a sense uf utter, childlike me like as if I had read it ottf of a book,
contentment. All othor than tbal jug Supposing lliis intirderei—In' went by
might,  havo been   unreal:  the  past   few j the name uf Sil mt   Keely, didn'l  lie?—
huiers   mid   b
en   pen|
illle.l    Will
bjecls j supposing he gol  across the divide and
-.taring emptily at the low ceiling, recalling the words he had reach
lie came to make the trip to Monte
rev regularly each week, Harper prefer
ring tu remain at the sluice-, aud each
time, as it' drawn by some magnet, In
reined in and read the placard on the
mud wall, although lie knew it by heart
from the first day.
line day the weekly stage that met
ihe train from San Diegee came in while
he wus in camp.    It discharged its I	
passenger, u slim, pathetic slip cef a girl,
wlie, puzzled and helpless, set her bug
down in the dust uml stared about at
the huddled raw uf shacks. The stage,
with its four sweating mules aud the
humped driver, lurched from view
around the first em uer.
Unify, emerging from the steer,', beheld her there in the centre eef the road.
Turning quickly at the suuml ui the
slamming elncer. she met iced him; pick
ing up her bag she came over tn the-
"This is where 1 take tlie stage I'm
Smoky Creek, is it not?" she asked.
"Could ynu tell me how long 1 have In
wait.'" '
Duffy removed his sombrero. "The
Smoky Creek stage leaves tomorrow
about six o'clock," he explained. "If
you'll give me your bag. Ill help y<en
over tn .I.din's Place. It isn't much of a
lintel, but vou can rest thore until morning."
"Vnu—you are acquainted in Smoky
Creek;" she ventured, as they were
trudging up the street toward the two
story a.Ii.be, which, f.er courtesy, wen!
by the nnnie nf John 'a Place.
" Vis,"  Unify  admitted.      " I 'vo  a
sheep    ranch     near    there     in    Spanish
Basin," he admitted, as an after
"Then maybe you know Ned Barris
II.- .- nighl ai his breath for a second,
I,ut ,!i 1 u..t change expression. "I've
heard nt' hint." he stammered.
"tie's u:y brother," fhe' girl won! mi
quietly. "I came n.-mss the continent
tn see him. I wrote from San Diego,
j but he did mil answer. The last, letter
we received from him was dated Smoky
Creek.    I',' you suppose he'll  meet  tne
than I Would must strangers," he admit
led frankly.
Dull) covured tin- yellow stn -.. u il h
a shaky  palm.
"Yuu '11 tiinl ia, waif tag for ) - iv he n
pun get hack, sheriff,'' he sain cpiietlv.
"I 'II be ai John's Place."
Su they parted -the Bberiil in gather
his posse, ami Duffy burr) ing hack
the hotel, lie wciil up the .tan-, and
knocked softly ,,t the dour of tn. girl's
room, Qaining me response, In- pushed
n. She was asleep on the ben. where, 'I1 '' ■' ' ■ ;'l'■'" reasons why prices number of consumers more rapidly than
,o all appearances, she had cried hi rself ■ -*-    ■'"'  I*'!?'1, embracing all  that  arc producers can respond tee then de land.
tin st commonly citeu, ure here gi\    During   recent   years   SOJMJJJUP   miked
Why it Costs More to Live
into  a   .-t l.pier.
lie found hei handkerchief, wrapped
the nedd pieces in une comer ami deposited it beside her pocket-book on the
little bureau. With a last glance at the
sleeping girl, he tiptoed uui nf the
It was quite dark ami; ti luon was
nnt yet up, and only the- big, white stars
lent a shimmering pallor in the silent
camp.    Emerging from the hotel   Duffy
seated himself uu the luw | h, in the
shadow uf thee roof. Five minutes later
ii ri"t. us bunch of sheep-herders pounded down the ruttd, lefl their lauiints be
fore the sah„,a, and disappeared withiu.
When the tt i swung up from behind the mesa Duff) kiuw n must be
near eleven. The sheriff had departed
early and -1 Id return sunn. Meanwhile the heavy air echoed with the
shunts and laughter and tho discordant
singing of the jubilant herders.
An hour dragged, and abruptly the
watcher in the black shadow sal up
straight. A clump of horsemen appear
ed for Ihe instant nn the lull brow and
then dipped down inward tit , cut ip.
Alter a shorl interval they passed bo-
fore him, swiftly ami silently, like a
troop of spectre.-, the shimmering dust
trailing behind liko a veil. And in their
midst, le.,and upon a puny, Duffy saw the
Dully  stared   straight   ahead  nf  him,
breathing hard.    Down al the' far end of
the street   the  piano  was gning again,
! its   harsh,  complaining   notes  rising  in
the stagnant, heat-laden air.
"We've had such good letters from
him." the girl's voice trembled ever su
lightly. "And we were so glad that
he's been making a success—uui ..f his
mines. Folks never believed he'd
jamnnnr t-. anything—except mo."
" Barrister—told you that.'" Duffy
! t'eiiiiiil his tnnguo. "Told ynu he wns
' niining—making money?''
They were at   II.e hotel now. and Big
John     himself—ll     dark-skinned     half-
adensed front a recent compilation in the ijau Francisco Chronicle:
The enurinouslv increased output id'
The  increase  in  tin- circulating med
ium—coin,   paper  mnn
the Buturation-point.
The extension nf the credit Bystem,
which has called into existence immense
quantities e,t "abstract wealth," re
turns upon which must lee paid ait uf
actual  ur  real  wealth.
'fhe griwlh nf extravagant habits,
which leas caused demand t,, outstrip
Thc tipping habit, win h in the Unit
e.l States, owing to its lack of system
atizafinti, nas become an extra tax un
those who distribute gratuities. In Ian
,,]„■ tips are pert' -.1 lc wages nf tic-'
mi wlnnn 'hev ore cm,in i, .:. hat in ilns
country they supplement  wan...
 at  pre spcrity, as exhibited by th,'
w, tilth nt' tlm nation, which has incrcas
ed aboul Ull per cent, during the last
fourteen years. The possession ,.t
wealth makes buyers eager ami their
cenupctitinli  makes  |'iiccs an,unt.
The importation ,,t  costly I
Africans have learned to wear cottuu
clothes. 'Ihe- addition tn the consuming
. lenient is i Id responsible for a par;
,.i' the increased pi ice nt cotton.
Trades unionism, diminishing produc
t., iica. tivity by shortening the hours m labor,
increu dug ci -t by excluding all v e ket -
in.t belonging i.. the ,,i ganizat in, at el
cot stanf ly uui ing i.u a higher .--,!,' ,,;
1 I'l sturnge prictise, which permit,,
|the withdrawal ■,:' prudm is trout .mark. ;
when ; li, ;. :.,,■ plentiful, thus dept.. it .
' l.e • iinsuttti i -,i ; hi ...:- i; unit \ tu put
■•I,a-,' fan - i , iv v, i,.,, ti,, j an
  mil    t.
Failure ui   tl,,-  farmer  tn ",■;   pn,p, ,
returt     from tin   land i - a relative
diutinuti f pi lim . ■,,:.,   , ,   , ,i   ,
a demand out  nf pruport in. to t, .- -nn
i'" .in.ni   ,,f   tic   land   by   th.'   ■
I",I" lati  ;. ', i bo cities, thus de
•   .    lie eq niibi, .a.  m   supply   and
iped form of—Harper
Presently the sherilf rude land. ah.nc, .,
and  as he approached   Duffy called  to *"a' l'luss, thus increasing the"burdi
him.     lb'   reined   in   and   swung   down' the taxpayer,
from his sadell
I t"'    Illlpiil'lal     ut    COSty     11X1111138. .   . «., ,   ,,,,..
... , .    ,     , I        I H.l  M     I-    Uel       ;;..,.-   |   |,U.|
., "'''."/"'"I Iitce.l by the dm  ; hab- I       j,.,., ,,,  .,-,.   ,.,   .  ',„,., UU(1 „,.„„„
it. which i.- chaiged wah burdening th
community with I he iiiaintenatii I   it>
'. i, I ill    and greatly enlarging tin- crini
The  de'-tinctimi   m'   paper   money   by
lie  began, "wc  f I  thel "r0 or otherwise.   This causoB au appar
breed, cat te net smiling fur the bag, and   .'Yc
i-till entiling shambled back through tho
man just as ynu said.    Took   hin	
pletel) by surprise Demi,',I everything,
cef course. We will take him over to
Smoky Creek iu the morning." The
sheriff laughed. "Said he ha.! never
heen in Smoky Creek  in his life! "
Duffy drew in a deep breath. "1
,!,,n'I believe he ever was." h,. answer
ed evenly,
"What 's that."'
"See here, sherilf." Duffy stopped
■mt into ihe moonlight. " You wanted
information about silent Kelly, didn't
ynu? Thai wis what the reward was
for, ch .' 1 told you about this man and
ynu arrested him. V'mi won't ever prove
anything against him. lie \ innocent.
I 've  play sl   him  a  dirt v  iii,:..      1 'm
Silent   Kelly!"
I    back    an   oath.
-what .
Some Gamblers' Tricks With Cards
hopeless,    mucking    c
ami   I!
deals   ,,|f   the   card-   ,. i||iL
ret rout
.Nut sn very long ago, before oblivion
mercifully embraced his tuiturcd bruin,
he was stumbling and falling, ami, after
a time, even crawling un hands ami
knees across an endless
waste, a shimmering sea thai, rolled
wave on wave, naked In the sun—grim,
azoic, quivering ami duueiug with the
bloinls,nipping heat.
Once tn Ins distorted visimi there
leaped a wuudruUB spul nt groen, and
wilh a throaty i-ry he staggered toward
it- -only I" see die l,it, ui heavon wavoi
and melt like a cloud.    Stunned by this
i -king   mirage,   he   pitched    tee   tlie
ground it-*- ft. uu,ah, uncaring; and
then, like a candle puffed by the wind,
his reus.ni fled.
How lung ugu this had been, where he
was now, or what mysterious power had
brought him hero wore blank rotloctious,
His eyes opened, queslioningly,
The ccieil, dim cabin room, with its
jug uf water ond its bunk of many soft
blankets, could be nn mirage! And
with a renewed sense of interest his
eyes shifted curiously froui the low
ceiling, down the walls and through lite
opened doorway. Here a greon and geehl
vista stretched, riveting ids gaze. Within this irregular frame were many green
trees, rocking in the sunlight, green-
carpeted iniiuntaiii slopes, a foaming
creek that swopi from view bohind a
huge cliff. And over nil a eainopy ot'
amethyst heaven,
Fur a long titiie the man contemplated thi-- view; and finally he kicked back
the blankets ami drew himself erect.
The movement caused lis bead to swim
dizzily, but the nausea sunn passed, and
he marveled at his freedom from all
Ilis bonis were at Ihe tool eel the
bunk—and he drew them on. lie tound
his shi'i ami coat -even his faded sombrero—hnnging un a peg below the
shelf. fully 'dressed, he walked cautiously across the floor and stopped awe
Eomely through the door into the \ivi,l
Sltn-glew, expend,mi ing a thrill as it' th"
warm, yellow rays wire sn many tingling, pricking i lh' points.
Tim Idi uf picture viewed from within
now resolved itself into rugged slopes,
tangled masses ,,f trees und a boundless
stretch nf clearest skies. Again ami
again he sucked in deep, exhilarating
breaths, conscious that his pulse and
heart responded as from a stimulant.
Ilis eves clouded fur the lirst time
ami n frown leaped across his forehead
when, mechanically, from force nt' habit,
his hand strayed down In his waist.
Whatever power had brought him hero
had removori his bolt an.l mm. Yet al
that    moment    fear   never   entered  hi
cheated the desert.' Supposing in; came
lee this 'eliilie shack yonder ami went into washing dirt. No one wutilel think
uf looking fnr him in this gulch, uow,
would they?"
'fhe miner let his shovel clatter to
barren uf desert j fin' ground and an ugly look crept into
his eves. "I hope there ain't uothin'
pi'isunal in them lemarks." he ventured. "If ynu mean lee say thai 1 'in "
The mau held up a hand ami a smile
hovered about his lips. "I didn't mean
tn offend—ur in insinuate. I dou't care
who yeeu are, ur where you came from,
or what you've done. Vuu treated tne
white, ynu did; pulled me nut nf that
hell ami nursed me like a woman. That's
a Id more than any one litis ever done
for uu—and you can just bet  I'm  nut
geeinu   tee   forget   it.
The miner's face cleared. "What's
your  name;"
"Call me—Duffy," the .nan answered, after a motueut of silence. "Just
plain Duffy. I 've a sheep ranch in tlie
Spanish  Basin."
"My name's Harper," the minor
spoke up iu reply. "I'm glad wo un
dorstand ench oilier, Duffy."
Their hands met.
"Cot another shovel?" thc man who
from the'  tup nf the pack continuously
sntil  In' reaches the person  into whose
blind  hi' desires t,,  pin
tn him. when, by a rapid movement, h
iml 'the top lnil   the  bottom
While he sin.,,! there iu mule wonder,
mil, I  nf  fulling  inch   came  tn  his
■•t"l next   e:,i-.    It started behind the hill shotildo
where th" creek swept  from view. Willi
roe, switigiug snides   he  wen!   Inward
(.•aril   will,   iiis   lingers   instead   nf   his;;,    fordod tho streatii  lev  leaping  from
l\t e.      -pi.:.,   i..:.,n    .„],„,,   ,.,..;.!!..   ««,l       ' . , . '.,..'    -   .
thumb.     This   trie;;,   when   rapidly  and
▼eli   executed,   is   practically  itndetecf
Card "sharps" also employ mli ir devices fur gaining knowlodgo nf the
eards dealt to every member in the
circle. In in,ter tn gain this knowlodgo,
i small mirror is employed. Somotimea
this mirror i-. attached to it t lie point,
id fiv,I in Ihe under -id" ,o the table
nearest ihe dealer. If. now. in dealing,
rue h card 1," passed t.' a' t he mirror in
turn. II," gambler will he • nabled In tell
the- position of each card dealt, and to
follow Ihe cards before a -ii •;!" play
can be made. A mirrnr uf this character
dangerous ibn ice. ami  f..r I hi* rem :
'SOU    VI'I'V    i llgOtli   !■-     ', he'll. -     a. \ "    he   a
I,, rnch,  I swung boldly i
hi,I.lull,   cliir-wnlh'd    gulch.
A sunburned, lean individual, deh im;
into the creek bank, paused from the
shot cling nt' dirt.
"i;.,t up, .lid you?" li" greeted,
■•Thai 's good that '- mighty good!
Ilnwy 'n   feelm ' ■
Tho man \s aim t eyes took in t he
length nl' the old sluice boxes through
which a mnddv -' ream tin eel. took in
the' freshly dug bank ami the' fellow,
resting mi his shovel, win, stood beside
" Yotl   the   chap   wl was   the   'dobc
back I here''" he ashed, jerking a finger
in   Um   direction   front   where   he   had
•mployed.     A   small  mirrnr   is  inserted   ■'
into tlie bowl  of a pipe.  laid  carlossly
cm  the  table,  the   howl   being   turned
Blightly upward and toward the dealer.
Now. in di aling i he cards, t lu y are' pass
|\ed each in turn over the bowl cf the
pipe, and in thi- manner the magnify-
'ing   glass   it   contains  conveys  tn   the
"sharp" all (he required knowledge as
I tee the cards contained  in  each  siller's
jkand.    Occasionally  "sharps"  omploy
[a mirror ring f.er this purpose; a  large
lignet.   ring   heing  used   which,   during
P*.he course of play, is swung around e"
I that  the signet  faces the palm   instead
I of the back  of  the  hand.    The  signet
jfhen swings npen on a pivot hinge and
rcfUscloses a tiny magnifying mirrnr be-
lueath.    llv  the aid of this mirror, the
'' 1 ' a him! " 'fhe miner pushed I nek
his br,ia,I riinin 'e| ]r,t ami passed a ham,
across his damp forehead.    "Like it?"
"I .Jure diil. Never had a softi r blan
ket.    Iinw',1 I ever—get  here?"
"I was comin' up from Monterey th"
.,;!., r day," the miner took up abruptly
and without hesitation, "and I saw
yon doubled up in the sand. I pul you
■ip   in    the-   saddle   and   brought   yon
said his iiumo was Duffy resumed, "I
haven't anything in particular tu do in
the next few weeks, I'll earn my grao
—and pay yuu back for the nursing. "
Aud sn, in the succeeding days of
brilliant sunshine, warm, flower-scented
air and coludloss skies, tlie two men
—-Harper and the matt who was called
Dully—labured side by side, grubbing
al the ri\ erliai'k, trusting each clean-up
might discloce evou the merest trace
et preciuus culor, But ihe elusive gud
nf Furtune seemed chary nf thai parti
cttlur gulch and the hopeful glint of
yeiiow elid nut materialize Ami never,
in ail that, time, did either nm- or the
inner of ihe two recall lie wards that
had passe 1 1 etween I hem on the certain
afternoon nf Duffy's awakening.
(ine- iiii)tiling, a fortnight later, liar-
per suggested riding tu camp for needed
supplies; ami Duffy, with the prospoci
nf uu enjoyable change, instantly
agi 1. After minding final instructions, he rude mil. nf the green gully ami
stria k uii' across the rocky fiat, arriving
in   Moiitore)   shortly  after   u.    Tho
single, twisting street, ankle deep with
the ted dust that baked under tho torrid
sun, was deserted. A iii.iahi'i' nf forlorn
udobo huts, clustered mi either side uf
the road,  iprised Ihe out ne camp.
Duffy tied tho puny before the sleere
and w.'iil in in inaki! the purchases.
Whin he came out again I,, secure the
heavy  baga bed !  Ihe saddle, tie- mid
day hush wa- broken by the discordant
notes .ef a dance hall piano. A ad. join
ing iii al intervals, a shrill voice waver-
, d  in an old familiar air.
Hu listened, arranging his stirrups.
.'.ml when the hush ugnin settled down
ne climbed slowly into the saddle, touched   the   pony's   side   with   his   hi    and
headed up liie si rent.
Nd nr I he outskirts nt' the eitinp a
fluttering sin et nf paper, Bpikod against
the wall nf au old corral, caught anel
hold his eyes. Abruptly he relnod back,
and then, with something of a start,
sent   the  puny  nearer.
Halfway across the street he spelled
..ni the heavy, black headline. Pace tn
face with il he read the vvlinle announcement:
Twee hundred dollars reward will
!,e paid fm any iniurmnlinn leading
!,, ihe arrest ui one silent Kelly,
desei iptii a nee rtn in. v. ho shot ami
hilled Edward Barrister at Smoky
Creek. Communicate with the sheriff.
'file man's heart fluttered like a flame
in the wind.
"How—how long ago was that?"
'■I.as] week. Must have been Tuesday. You've been holdin' down the
bunk feer six days.''
A  queer laugh  forced  itself between
i .-,!, fully,   mil ically   Duffy   mad   and
re ad the glaring statement, ami tboa
very gravely ha rode on, his pulses leap-   pul mil his hnnd in mute acquiesce*!
in ■■  hi    fingers trembling mi the reins.   Duffy grasped il
I- light
sn't   he
"I'm Silent Kelly, she-rill." Ihe man
ind   Dirffy   faced  each   who was called Duffy resumed.   "When
I I broke ..nl ,,f Smoky Cre, l< districl
I I changed my m     I 'sh ,1  and  hilled
Barrister in self-defense; it was a mero
mailer nf quickness—and I got my gun
nut first. When I tried t,, .,,.t ;i,,rns,
the elesert 1 went under—and this Harper  found   me.    Today  al   noon   I   met
Barrister's sister,    she was  ning tn
him—nnt knowing the truth. He'd been
writing homo about his wealth—and his
mines. Vnu know the kind nf a chap
he was. sherilf.' Well, 1 couldn't sfan.l
up and tell the poor, little girl thai,
could T? Fact is. mine nf ns could, for
that matter. Sn I made her think he
was a decent fellow, hcinesl and worthy
ami upright, ami that he had been foully murdered. She was never tn know
that I caught him cheating in a card
"It took all nf her money tn get her
here, ami she simply had to go back.
So I  conked up this scheme.    It was a
lie I handed you this after in, but  I
knew if I told you the truth then ynu'.I
mil give ni" the coin. Bill I'm talking
tn you straight nnw, sheriff."
'fhe sherilf. as though stupefied at this
abrupt ami unexpected confession, remained speechless. Silent Kelly, after
passing a limp ham! across his damp
brow, continued:
N'nw you've got   vour information
" Yes—he told us thai." sl
eel: and I hen a sudden, path.
sprang intn her wide eves. '
doing well.'    Isn't he?'1
Duffy's I In ual contracted ami a mist
seemed tn dun his visimi. He stood
helplessly opening and shutting his
"I — I didn't know him—vory well."
he struggled lamely, tind turned su she
could nut see his wet  uyufi.
"lie was Ice have sent tne money for
this trip," the girl resumed bravely,
a tier a pregnant interval. ''I suppose
it must have been delayed.    It tank all
all I had In H''t uie here'. Hat I
shouldn't care—now that I'm tn be
with him.
"I think it would lie bettor—better
tier vuu to stay here in .Monterey for a
few days," Duffy answered. "It's a
hard trip—and perhaps—" he paused,
lilimlily groping fur the right words.
The culor seemed tie elrain quickly
from the girl's flushed face; her lips
quivered, and with an impulsive littlo
movement she put out both her hands tu
the man 's shoulders,
"What—what is it?" she detitandcd
faintly. Vou talk like tlie driver ot'
the stage did.    I asked him about Ned
uud   he only  shrugged   his shoulder:
Vnu are keeping something back  from I ,,f Silent  fcollv.    (lot i'l  first hand from
himself.    That's what  the re
'■at gain tn the goveriuni nt. hut is real
l.v an added thmiyii disguised ta i. and
operates, like all i txes, i,, incre: -,■
'l'i:-- misdirccti d expenditures fut ed i
cation. It is claimed that much money
expended fm' education is wasted, be
cause 'Im recipients tail in "'a :e use jf
it, and th it tax, -■ 1,, stippnrl school s>s
terns [day their part ia raising prices,
Restrictions nf the con ■, t :,i ion p .!
icy, enhancing the value of ihe timber,
coal, iron, and ot lu i tniiiet a! - in private
,,\\ norship.
'fhe maintenance nl gieat armi
iia\ i,s. winch draw men from prodi   tie
and make heavy taxation  neei isar)   I'm
their sitbsisti a,',   and to prue are  im i,,.
ments ni  ,1, struct ion  for theii   a-".
'file   111 ill',   u hich   is   el :,!, , ,|]    with   i
creas i tg I !.,■  pi ice  ol   tirti des   imported
; ml th; 1 of sin ilar articles pi   dated i
Enormous in, tease of th ■ nun b ■" ■ ,
public, servants. 'fhe army of civil
.-er-.ice employees is constantly expand
inn. Their emplnymeitl invc Iv,
ed taxation and helps in increase inn
demand  for products.
The enormous increase eef municipal
expend!! ure  for e sthel i"  ubji 11 •.
t ompctition of Ber\ ice b) the middle
man, win. in his efforts In increase at
tract iveness e.f goods has increased incest of what  he sells.
Indolence of liousi keepoiB, who ele
manel that the storekeeper shall perform
sen ic- which increase the est of his
Ihi..nn.,ns   increase,   of   rental   values.
'ine t'e ll efnl't   uf middlemen In secure
the best locations iii cities. The consumer nays heavy tribute tn tin' landowner, through the storekeeper, in high
er prices.
Multiplication uf middlemen. Thero
were 1,543,44-1 persons and corporations
in business in the United Slat,-s at tho
end eef 1009, an increase' nf 55,031, nr
.'1.7 per cent, in a single year. This i-
the greatest  increase  noted since   1881.
The laws regulating sale nf food products, such as oleomargarin and cottonseed nil, which prevent them from becoming competitors nf articles that have
already established themselves. The
price nf the rocognizod article's is increased by creating a prejudice against
is   ' ■ ; ulue   ., ,. i   ed .'.:.. -   n^
■    .    ;   i   i.i his kind , ;' worl .
Is, in   .. .,      .   c .]■". !
•el    ppluui    are frequently great i    •
I i'.'   .     H .tli   man;,   writers, ...rli
cularly in forinei i imes, vai ioui ious
' • les ■ • imposition were much in t.e.
ol mi", fm example, woul i ha . ,■ ., pre
dilectii ii l,,r composing crses n it h tho
muisMieli in each stanza nf a pan i,-nl.-,i-
I' "m ; ol hers ivotild writ" in -c, It , wu\
i. i" enable their writing I., I„- road
from ti ml 1,, ihe beginning of tin-
line, in in-" ri i-a. as tne leaden chose;
while ul ii 1   -i,,i hinisell  it, the
■ map.,-in.,a  ,,i   alliterative,  nr  perhaps
anagruniuialic, | •■, I ' ■   '       class ul
literary tritli i- included tl  ■ , In   ■
;,, display a microscopic skill h.  u   ting
' i heii v., rk uppi ■!.' d i,,i Im
naked nl)  .,  a.. ,    wa)  line. Label
■ ; ■    ul   ;,,.   •■   ,,:. ....   so   far
" . ■    ""■..'.. ■ ■ ,".| , i
' :     ■■ ■'        tl ' ng at        '  ..
I  IS.
'la'" in instt ce cif ..ne    ,     ...
1     ' lies, v hi,      '... autlt
eh.mu ...      , .      ,,;;.,   fam0   ,
ruin'an ent. tl wot       ol   !.'.; .
.1"   Ve-. ■ :    ■  Spt nisi          I     ,-rote mi
less   lh e   ,  . playB,   i
■'•'■ ib ml ti i                   |.la.,,
 -*';?>fNy    ■       ^ej'.'s
■■   ■ '*)    -.    vv' '■
.. .'■■•
MAi II,   .
■      '
mc.   It is cowardly of you.   I'm his sis | the
ler—it isn't right in deceive me."
"If you'll only stay here—a few
"Don't talk like that! It frightens
me. Is Ned—sick? Has he gone
Dully remained dumb. Dig John sud
ib'tily appeared in the doorway. With
a sudden inspiration the girl whirled upon him.
"What is it—about Ned Barrister?"
she demanded hoarsely. "Why won't
they toll me?"
Tim bewildered, half frightened lintel
proprietor stare.1 dully into the girl's
face for an instant; ami then, before
Duffv could cry a warning, blurted nut:
"Barrister? Yes -he killed—las'
month I"
With a pitiful, quivering in,,an. the
"irl reeled back ami Duffy CUllghi her
in his anus.    Big John sin,id wide eyed
in  ihe d ■, his  iaw hnnging, his brow
wrinkled. Duffy held ihe limp, little
form close, his hen:; puitnding, his brain
whirling   dizzily,     'lim   mist   that   had
ii -I   el led  hi; eyes  tu w resolved  it
self into big tears. Unchecked the;,
slipped down liis brown cheeks.
"I'm sorry—sorry," he choked, feeling ihe slim body tremble with sobs.
- ■ I meant In break it In you genl ly,
Your brother was a good man. II" was
tiinrdeicd In.' ti brute." A sudden
tin.unlit gripped him. "How tuueh-
mitch will il tal;.' I., gel yon homo.'"
Just befni" dusk, his lace pasty, his
breath labored, Duffy lurchod intn ihe
shcrifl 's cabin, lie pitched forward in
!,, a chair and I'm- the ninaien! could
find im coherent speech. Then, conl ml
ling himself, his voice shaky and till
lel'lain,   he   stammered   mil:
" Ynu want Silent Kelly, don 'I you V
Thero's two hundred reward fnr any in
f irniai inn. isn 'I t here .' Well- suppose
I tell yeeu whore In pat ymir hand nn
him!    is that worth a hundred    ,-a-h .'''
The sheriff steadied himBolf, his eyes   ward wus for, wasn't it?   I told you thet the innu fhe 1 asl  i	
questioning. [ rigid   thing abntil   Barrister.    I caught jadulteratioi ncreasc    privet
.'   i.
'i'a-  J      - ,   te Outfit ed   th.- Gambler
in : Im I.i. en ire .,-   his
try; a
" You' re siere of th" man .'"
Positivol "  Duffy  returned.    '' Ye t
.an '.-et him by midnight,   Cue me th,-
him cheating ami  i,,Id  iii'"     ■   in.-I   I   prohibiting imposing an infonor article
he;,:   i.1111   di'uwiug.      A   mail's   gol   in  on the linym.
! .■ =■ i j ; ii ■,    foi
which bushiest  1 - couducled.    Th,
cxpciull   i    I    ,    I    ncl   mnn   sl I'll"! tin
think  pretty quick in a  tini"  like  that.
hundred  in cash and  take fhe 1,-1   for    lieri puttine ,r,    ll  a, youi
yourself." hands.     Do   what   you   thin!    best.     I
'fhe two mon stared thoughtfully ii" ■ haven't  h-d a spotless Ml"    Ind  if yuu far decoration nf Btorea contribute lo the
each other's faces, Duffy trembling and let   me I'll  be increase ol
expectniit.   the  sheriff  with   tighl   lip straighl   from   todat   ou,  and   I'l!   gi  ■
am! dubious eyes. .. nt my word In pa)  bad   that  hundred
"You menn'l can get Sient  Kollly b ynu loaned li ,   tun  d    b)    chaiging   It {li  i    prices.
midnight—you take)  hundred right did once,    i  i I kepi  in    wotd    lidi mad
now—and slay in eaiiip until T get buck. If nol it and fhe hi not   - tM  by increased En
fhat ii?'
"Right,     sheriff!"     Duffy     harried,   i
" I 'II wait   I I- ■:,!!!   I,   veil 're lint  sal I ■
fie,I  wilh   my   proof,   I 'II   return  the
Only   fur   a   momenl   'lie!   the   shmilV
hesitate,   and   then,   being   hut   tinman.
ficd—if you  ami tlie law are  nn'   sati
Upon hi- arrival home Harper greel
ed   hin    will'  a   we! ning shoul   am!   a
bountiful SU] per. an I when lhey had
finished eating they weni oil! in Ihe
shadow nl Ihe a,I,dm. with the warm
wind stirring their hair and the siar
dntteel heavens bending mer them, and
talked and smnked far into the conl
night.    Hut  Duffy made' nut mention uf
■ 'Silent Kell) is '.mi the creel;, mak
in - a 'nil a' ! '; .'' he explained.
■' 1!" i .a 't getting any coloi—and ne", i
will. 1 ;'■ ■ ■- to 1 is gamo from I nc
lirst.   "! r,,,|" 'ni t p my i".    It 'a gctl
II       i       I'm
as nl
Ami with that he whirled abruptly on
his • ,i ■        i    owl;
moonlit  rn m.    \\ tilt a -tail, ; hi
dropped  ■ to hi      ip nnd j
mi,   a   hi I not f.     'fl,"   singi
from  thc  distal n   arose and   fell
■ a",  I he  janes.
Tin ' i ■ , at  nitn't
Hi at '        are between i In
Wul  then,  i      '
i      ■ r    :
pretty hungry bv  this time.    You Inkc   ana wen    in    li and ;' II limplv down.    '
it nnd he'll make a line fnr the gulch."      "It ain't  i riling t.e the iaw," 1
Very  attentively   the  .dher  listenod;   gulped   huskily,  as   the   form   nf  Silent
then  he  put  a  hand  tn his pocket  audi K'cllv dwindled smnller aad smaller un
at hat
millions.    'Ihe
but ion  ui
■   ,v ■ i! in.;-, v.*.
each   nf   whii ii   une   uf  the   live    |-
W.'IS      .'V,  I,en  l| ,       , nl cell       VV i 1 i,  l|      |||||st
h;ue    i their    author   ,-m, i.lerabl ■
I'd" r.    I It   this  kind  nf  literar)   work,
which   1:. -   i n   tailed   lipogramiual
ih,."  have I n  man)   instances,    Trv-
phiocj  ,    lot    example,    ,   it      led   'a
lireek " Iliad." from th.- tin I - . ,,•
v'.iii' ii the' lettet "a" was , xcluded, the
seen.id    hnul;    excluded    "I'."   till a I    .,,   nn
iii'""'. id ll e alphabet in  im i-i   -nm
It In,. I, ion recorded al-,. ,,t a I'orsiuu
pool  thai  In- i-i ad a | in t.   the- king in
which the hi ter "a" was altogether ex
eluded; bul his royal highness speedily
wearied ,,i hearing it. and, instead eef
cnmplinti ntiag the poet upun hi- -sill
and    ingenuity,    bluntly    recommended
Heat all the other letters sh,,uld 1 nl
In   keep  " pniiy   with   Ihe  exiled   "u."
la relation to these win. have .I,,,sen
tee e'xi'ii themselves in the wav of tit i ro
scopic writing, the fact thai the-
see.pie- writing, the fact thai t he
"Hind" nf Homer has been written in
sn small a ( ipass as tn he wholly en
closed in a nutshell has been often  re
forred tn as  • e.f thoso things which
would have tn be seen to lie believed.
However doubtful such a feat may appear, it is certain tbat cue iluet, who at
Inst thought it impossible, demonstrated
by experiment that it could be dune. A
piece of vellum, ten inches in length and
eight wide, would hold twee hundred and
liny lines, each line containing thirty
verses, an.l thus filling both sides cef
the vellum; fifteen thousand, the whole
number uf verses In tne "Iliad," could
I," written upon it ; and this pice nf
vellum, ful.lei compactly, would u1' easi
ly  int.. the shell nf a  walnut.
It is nothing unusual to find nowadays
writing of a still more minute character
than thi--. seeing thai the 'fen Command
meats havo heen written in n space
small enough In In' cnvcrc.l by a ten
cent pici'e.
Thore is a portrail  of Queen Anne in
the  British   Museum, nn  which  appear a
i f  minute  lines and  scratches,
v. hich, , m i I t hrough a micro
'-.v. " to be ' he et fin contents of a -.mall folio book win ', the
librarian , , in lib poi ici i, n. '■ imilar
effort   n,   11,"   v. in   of mici call]
!'■  ,1
iii   London  It)    a    gentl tu   who  had
i I pc it " : ,i'
rrcn      ■     hy a d"
- iu"     in     -" nllwoi k.       li'-ai ig     it
li a order, if pi --dd", to
lh, '    ■ ■    ...
tnnished I,, find that Hi,- lino In,, - in the
-in i,,n'. II    were    nothing   l< ss
than a life of the | it    i inn
tn he legible   l.v i l.e aid
of it n . -i ne r.
'I''    wus    ii i   ident   imitat     ,
imilni lie way of |    tn ilnre
.'.   i' It   .       al  one1 i ime  in a  library at
Oxford       hen        head  of  Ch tries  tho
tninuti     hurtie-tors
i ■   ,      mid    ';        nes of an
ly ex
i   •      he   I he   Bnolt
;;"  Creed,  ami  the   Lnrd'i
r\'l'l'!.'l.:-'l'l\e, ■ ,   -
iven b    Doctor A aughan * 'eer-
ni-h   in   a   i  re : •   !,,: are,     In   the
1 had
w I, i - , i was
ICWhitl I ■    ■ t    I  mil.
feel       It wi thi
Soul In ,
•    II,    '      !■ ai a
hail been  measetreel  ther      .ith  a
n hundred
In tin-   Ml ,
1-0(1 1
■   ■ '   :: v
. ,■ ■ ,f
I nine hund
I'      ' ', he
,  I in
not  lo«i '
... ,     . .   i   , -
that bit  uf fluttering paper mi tlie cor-   counted  cent   live gold  pieces, which  he   der the  moonlight,  "and   il 's  my   |ut)
ral  wall.     And  later, when   the candle j pushed acr,,ss the table, ' :,, uphnld  il    Bul   I   gui      this tiim   Im
was put  nut, he lay back  in his bunk, I     ''I'm trusting you a h—of a ]nf more* man nature*!   em  the bosl  nf me."
lellimis,  ihe NEVER
gubited competition.   This   *• Wlint's id! iriosltyl
waste te        - n     wa) - 'n ia rcasc
•  -a  produe
fhe tendei   -    a i rade tn increase the
iftli   Jimmy  I  .  .
'fhe  kind, my  son,'' the  lather  -aid.
■   \   we man   never   has." THE   TIMES,    HOSMER.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
One Year cine Hollar in Advance
Single Copies Five ( cuts Each
I'uhlishetl every Thursday morning at Hosmer,
British c nluinhia.
THURSDAY, JUNE30, 1910      a
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
,. 213 West   lh 11
.. 211 East     is. in
.. 212 Local East  IL27
,. 211 Local West 20.45
.. 7 West Flyer 10. UT
,. s East Flyer 20. 15
Change took effect Sunday June I
Nee. 2.'.] leaves Michel     ]0;10a. in.
Arrives ut   Hosmer.,,    bl.Hl a. in.
Nn. 2S2 leaves Hc-xfeei-il..       1:15 p. in.
Arrives al Hosmer ..     7;18 p. m.
Life is a Funny Road.
Man comes into this world
without his consent anil leaves
it against his will. During his
stav on eartli liis time is spent
in one continuous round 0f |Payne mine in tl
con t fa lies ami misunderstandings by tin* balance of our
In his infancy he is an angel;
in his boyhood he is a devil: in
his manhood he is everything
from a lizard up: in his duties
he is a fool; if he raises a family
he is a chump: if he raises a
small check he is a thief, and
then the law raises the devil
with him; if he is a poor man,
he is a poor manager and has
no sense: if he is rich he is dishonest, but considered smart:
if he is in politics he is a crook;
if he is out of politics you can't
please him, as he is an undesirable citizen; if he goes to church
he is a hypocrite; if he stays
away from church he i.s a sinner
and damned; if he donates to
foreign missions he does it for
show; if he doesn't he is stingy.
When he first comes into the
world everybody wants to kiss
him—before he goes out they
till want to kick him. If he dies
young there was a great future
before him: if he lives to a ripe
old age he is simply in the way
in living to save funeral expenses. Life is a funny road, but
we all like to travel it just the
The resignation of W. J.
Clement, editor of the Penticton
Press, as justice of the peace,
has been asked for by lion. W.
J. Bowser, attorney general.
In the. Press of May 28th last,
Mr. Clement made disloyal reference in an editorial entitled
"Mock Loyalty and Mock
Mourning," to the death of the
late king, and contemptously
referred to the mourning of the
Hritish people. So indignant
were the residents of tbe district over this article, that it
band of self-constituted disciplinarians visited tbe office ol'
tin- Press .'iml demanded an
apology of Mr. Clement. 'Ibis
tin at tempt was
I'ress   anil
ogy nl' Mr.
la- refused, and
made to duck   bint.     If
ot'   Penticton    coming
assistance, lie escaped,
assailants   were   lined
police court.
After a perusal ol' t be article,
as well as the subsequent reference in tIn' Press to ibe visit of
tin- vigilantes, tin- attorney
general wrote to Mr. (lenient,
expressing Ins desapproval ol'
the ideas expressed and asked
' hat i be commission of just ice
of tbe peace be scent in.
Victoria has three new street
A piano timer has located in
Potatoes are $12 a ton in Xew
' Westminster.
Poses are in bloom in the jail
I yard at Fernie.
•I. R. McVay died at Golden
of consumption.
A soda water factory has been
started at Hazleton.
North Vancouver is  putting
in a sewerage system.
'Ibe Union Bank will  put up
a building at Hazelton.
J. T. Browning is now provincial constable at Movie.
.J. W. Stewart   was   killed   fit
Princeton in a runaway.
Then? was  a  boom  in   Pock
Creek just 50 years ago.
A night force has been put on
at the sawmill at Knderby.
Work is lo bit resumed at the
te Slocan.
Cumberland now has a newspaper called the Islander.
A club iif 30 members litis
been organized at Stewart.
A mining recorder's oflice has
been established tit Stewart.
Oil seepages are still being
found in the Flathead valley.
A dyke of blue granite has
been discovered near Golden.
This year in Alberta there are
9,21)4,800 acres sown in wheat.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier will spend
an hour tit Golden on Aug. 15.
Fort George will spend  $1000
on itsDominion day celebration.
At Waterloo 500 more Douk-
hobors will arrive in a few days.
Many people tire moving from
California to British Columbia.
William  Hooper is  planting
eight acres of onions at Creston.
George  Loudon  has shipped
050 sheep from Oroville to Vernon.
John Hindi is dead. He took
up a farm tit Port Haney in
Princeton will celebrate on
Dominion day to the extent of
A paper mill will be built on
the Fraser river near Port
Penticton will have the greatest celebration in its career on
July 1.
The Okanagan will produce
over 500 carloads of fruit this
A new town is being started
on Bitter creek, ten miles north
of stewart.
P. Burns and company are
shipping cattle from Gleichen
to England.
Fred Fraser is establishing a
large hog raising ranch near
At Sandon the Ruth mine
will resume operations in a
short time.
The Granby mines continue
to produce about 2500 tons of
ore a week.
Tbe  Metropolitan  Methodist!1:1."'';1  u\st  x
i       ,  ■    ... .    •   i      i        ..He bad beei
church in \ ictoria has nought a j
$13,000 organ.
St. Paul capitalists are talking
Some boys in Enderby recently impounded their mothers
cow in order to make 25 cents.
Agnes Deans Cameron will
spend the summer in Stewart
obtaining material for stories.
The fire brigade at Stewart
raised its first funds by selling
pies and cakes at fancy prices.
The  Indians  in  British  Columbia are getting more numerous and drinking less firewater.
Louis Kirkpatrick, who recently died in Vernon,  was  a  veteran of the Cariboo days of '02.
There were new potatoes dug
at Penticton on June lth.    The
spuds averaged 5 to the   pound.
For    the    timber    limits    at
Three Valley and the  sawmills
of theMundy Lumber company,
tin English  company has paid
The publicity board of Nicola
will publish an illustrated book
upon that section of British
The Great Northern engineers
have finished the preliminary
survey between Oroville and
Since 1871 British Columbia
has had 10 premiers. Joe Martin once held the position for
four months.
It is predicted that the Great
Northern will be running trains
into Penticton from Oroville
within it year.
The editor of the Nicola News
was recently presented with a
box of marshmallows by an admiring patron.
E. E. Parson has bought the
steam laundry at Oroville and
many of the inhabitants are now-
buying white shirts.
At the Joker mine in the Slocan machinery is being installed by the French company that
controls the property.
The big cyclone blew through
Kaslo on June 3, 1894. About
75 buildings were carried out in
to the lake at that time.
Across the Fraser river from
Quesnel, the Buschi ranch has
been platted and will be put on
the market as a townsite.
In Chiliwack the postoffice
site has been selected and a
building to cost $30,000 will soon
be erected by the government.
An Oregon company is farming 14,000 acres in Alberta. The
company expects to thresh 300,-
000 bushels of wheat every year.
O. L. Knight, of Rossland is
forming a company to take
over his diamond drill business.
At present there are more orders than he can handle.
Ashcroft is glutted with
freight for Cariboo points. It is
being moved at the rate of 30
tons a day which is too slow for
the people of Fort George.
The C. C. & C. company litis
20 men developing its coal properties on Granite creek.     Coke
will be manufactured when the
railway is in operation to  that
Louis Campbell  died in  Vic-
week   from    cancer,
i in British   Columbia   since   leS5S.       He   was   tbe
largest owner of  cattle   iu   the
and Notary Public
0, F. Laws
Alex I. Fibber, B. A.
The Sanitary Wall Coating!
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might us well
C. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
steel   plant   tit.
at  Oroville
raised  from
s   from  Tac-
settled in the
Farm Hands Scarce.
Thai the supply of farm
hands i> totally inadequate to
meet the demand is the firm
convict ion of .1. Bruce Walker.
the chief immigration agenl at
Winnipeg. He states thai he
could place 5000 farm hands
immediately, and he fears when
harvesting lime arrives tbere
will be ii scarcity of men, which
may cause grief to some farmers.
A d.
Shingle Mills Close.
■spatch from Vancouver
Because of the slack con-
of the market, shingle
manufacturers of British
Columbia have decided to close
down on -July 1st for tin indefinite period. The effect of this
cessation of operations will
will mean a big decrease in the
A farmer in Nelson   is grow
ing wheat in his garden
about buildin
Cowley, Alta.
The postmastei
bas bad bis salary
SIKH) to $1200.
A dozen f ami lit
oin.-i have recently
Bulkly valley.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier win
four British Columbia thi
is (ii) years old.
This summer 10(1 miles of steel
will be laid on the (J. T. P. east
of prince Rupert.
Mrs. Robert Tapping a pioneer of Kevelstoke died last Week
til t he age of 50 years.
Piano Box .lack Williams has
been arrested tit Molsen. for selling liquor to Indians,
An English Arm will build
blast furnaces and rolling mills
on Vancouver Island.
.). IS. Tierney litis bonded the
Little ( hief group near Stewart
for Nelson capitalists.
At least 25 miles of the Kootenay Central in Hast Kootenay
will be built this year.
In the Slocan an aerial tram
is being built from the; Lucky
Jim to the K. it .S. railway.
During May there were 200
miner's licenses issued at the
government oflice at Kaslo.
In Chiliwack the mayor receives a salary of $200 a year
and the aldermen $100 each.
The Hon. Richard Mc.Bride is
not yet 40 years old and has
been premier for seven years.
m *
I Italian Store!
Mike Jioia, Prop.
Groceries, Fruits
Tobaccos and
New Stock New Goods
Call and See Us
Front Street Hosmer, B. C.
We do not claim
to give a business
education in 30 days
or 6 weeks.   We
need a reasonable
time.   But when we
finish the job we!5
have the satisfac-j
tion of knowing, s
that it is done right.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and_
Winnipeg.   The principal'
is F. G. Garbutt
Repairing  Neatly Done  While  You
Wait.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Main Street Hosmer B. C.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Prop.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
For   those
who desire artistic
sanitary walls.
Alabastine gains in popularity every y
kalsomine and wall paper become more
"back  numbers."    Alabastine  tints are
dainty, stylish and restful   to   the   eye.     Besides,
disease germs or insect pests cannot exist on an
Alabastine wall, theretore Alabastine is more sanitary as well as more artistic.
Call and let us show you
tint cards. Give us the
opportunity of proving to
you the superior merits
of this "gypsum rock
c em e nt,"
known   as
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
| Meat Market
Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon,   Butter,   Eggs,
£ Lard,   Etc.  in   Hosmer.
* Come in and see the new
1 market.
+     Front St., near Queen's Hotel     J
We will sell you a 5 lb.
package of Alabastine for
50c.   Anyway you should
ask   us   for   a copy of
"Homes,  Healthful  and
Beautiful," which contains
pointers  o n
It's free.
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street
Hosmer. B. C.
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B. C.
Z Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
What Does It Mean to You?
No matter what your position may be, whether day laborer
or office manager, if you are in that discouraged line of men who
get the same pittance week after week without prospect of
anything better, it is time you appealed to the International Correspondence .Schools. For 18 years they have been qualifying
dissatisfied workers for better positions and higher salaries. No
matter what your circumstances are, they will qualify YOU for
a better position, a higher salary, and a safe future. The way is
plain, easy, and sure for earnest men. It puts you under no
obligation to find out how we can do this for you. Simply send
us a postal card requesting information. State the occupation
you wish to rise in. Can you afford to neglect an opportunity
for advancement f
Or their local Representee GEO. C. EGG
P. (). BOX .'*.() Visits Hosmer Every Month FERNIE, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stock ett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work done on short notice THE HOSMER  TIMES
IT ip comparatively an easy matter wben the weather ia cold
and dreary to be .self-denying aa far as new gowns are
concerned, and to be philosophically content with last
year's fashions, Init let the warm days of late spring and
summer weather once begin :tnd tho wu rutin who ean be happy
and cBeerfiil with her old clothes is a rara avis, and is certainly entitled to the unstinted admiration of her fellow
To be prepared in advance fur all the spring and summer
entertainments is a happy fate that befalls few individuals.
For the most enthusiastic lover of clothes, as well as the most
practical of managers, rebel? against the amount of time esscn-1
tial in getting together a summer outfit that is up-to-date in]
Blue and White Check Tailor Costume with Bands of
Plain Blue
shades, so that often it is better to chouse some one color that
is nut so extremely fashionable that it can only be found in
une material and to match it involves hours of weary search.
Shepherd plaid effects, as are known the black and .white
check effects, and. indeed, all the checks of color and white,
are as popular ns ever, despite the fact that they are turned j
out by the thousands.   The shepherd plaid street costumes in
wool, serge, silk linen and silk are still being made at the!
more expensive establishments.    But there is a most wonder-j
ful difference between the ordinary cheap ones and the ex- ;
pensive.    Uf late there have been seen many trimmed with
bauds of plain material.    This style is new aud is often at- i
tractive, but cannot be generally recommended, for the plain;
band cuts the figure so unbecomingly, and there again comes
the trouble of the exact matching.    Bands uf white are the!
latest color scheme, and it must be admitted they look smart
and novel in linen or pongee.
Gathered and side pleated skirts are now to be seen in the
foulard and pongee gowns, with wide and narrow side pleat-
lags, and black and white striped silk skirts, accordion pleated, are most cleverly made so as to show either the all black
ur all white. The gathered skirt has not as yet been enthusiastically greeted, and when it proves successful, which means
becoming, it has been most carefully and wonderfully dealt
with, fur when fashion positively demands long, slender lines
and then commands gathered or pleated skirts, the dressmaker's life is a weary one indeed, as only by most careful
fitting and cutting can pleats and gathers be disposed of so
that there will not be ton much fulness to make the wearer
look large around tlie hips. The pleated or gathered skirt,
with its fulness held in around or just above the ankles with j
a straight band or fold, is supposed to help in solving the!
problem, but it requires a master workman ur workwoman to
obtain the desired results. *
THE trackless trolley, or electric bus with ov or head wire,]
is slowly but surely making a place for itself in certain i
sight in the United States. Mr. Norbert bailie, after noting,
iu Cosmos (Paris), that "electric traction takes all forms I
and IcDds itself to all exigencies,'' goes oo to tell of the at-
tempts to use the electric current from an aerial conductoi
without employing any rails beneath. It soo me that this
system was first proposed in 18S1* by the firm of Siemens &
Hal-ske. An omnibus was drawn by an electric motor taking
its current from a tiny eight-wheeled car running aloug the
aerial eablp. A flexible cord united the trolley to the vehicle.
These experiments were not followed up, however, the builders being then much occupied with the establishment of ordinary trolley roads. In Prance, a similar system of electric
traction was carried out, with some improvements in detail.
The contact took place by means of a small cur rolling on
two aerial cables and provided with an electric, motor synchronized with thnt of the omnibus, so that the little ear ran
ahead of the big ono without exerting any pull on the connecting cable. Arrangements were so made that two trolleys
could cross antl when two omnibuses met they could change
trolleys.   But—
"Ln practise these ingenious combinations hardly fulfilled!
their promises. The trolley often fell from tlie cable, for
which it was too heavy. The running expenses were high. .
. Nevertheless it was shown that, electric traction by
trolley for road vehicles was possible, if the details could be
perfected. This was effected by Schiemann, and now the
trackless trolley is in operation for passengerR and freight in
Germany, France, and Holland. *'
In these latest practical forms, Mr. Lallie tells us, the
trolley-pole and wheel, as used nn the ordinary car, are substituted for another device, and the pole is lunger and mme
flexible, so that considerable deviation from a direct liue will
not cause the wheel to slip from tue cable.   Tu quote further:
" Uailless electric traction may be considered as intermediate between motor traction by gasoline and trolley traction by rail. It is relatively as easy to establish as the motor
bus .... Great economy i** reali'/.ed by doing away
with the track and its upkeep. The consumption of current
is proportionately greater than with the tramway, but this
is compensated by the smaller weight of the vehicles .
Experience shows that the trackless omnibus may be used
very advantageously on mails whore the horse omnibus is already employed. Also this type of vehicle has its place in
towns where the narrowness of the streets does not allow
rails to be laid. Louneman notes a particularly interesting
application. It consists in an extension of the radius of
action of trolley-ronds by prulunging their lines with trackless omnibuses against the day when increase of traffic will
make it profitable to lay rails farther."
IN respunse to an urgent request from
leading dairy interests in Southern
California. Prof. Leroy Anderson,
head of the dairy department of the
California College of Agriculture, has
jjdSt made an examination of the milk
cuiiditiuns in that   part uf the State.
Prof. Anderson says that iu coubul-
tation with the dairymen, it wii decided tn inaugurate a g. neral policy
nf education upon the subject, tn his
opinion; the reform of many conditions
now .Undesirable ir* the methods of producing milk, can better ho reached
through the commercial aspect of the
business and through the education of
the producer and the consumer than
through drastic and radical legislation.
He says that be finds the conditions
under which milk is produced about Los
Angeles are not materially different
from conditions in other populous centres, except that nature is possibly
kinder in granting more sunshine and
less rain and a more porous soil, all of
which tend toward an easier cleanliness.
What advice he has tu offer, therefore, is applicable tn all parts Of California. He hopes especially that the
man who is producing and selling directly to consumers in the smaller towns
and ci'ics, whether he has one cow or
more, may receive an incentive to have
better cows and keep them in a clean
and   a   healthy   condition.
In cities like Los Angeles and San
PranCisco, he siys. where large wholesalers set as distributing ngencies between the producer and the consumer
and pasteurize all the milk, sume of thc
di.ngers that might result from disease
of the cow and uncleauliness are obviated.
"It does not have a pretty sound,"
continues the professor, "to say that
lack of care on the part of the producers
i.s partly the reason for the expensive
pasteurization which the wholesalers
now give to milk."
"Pasteurization, however, is one of
the advance steps toward a healthier
race, and some day this process will
give way to such clean methods of producing milk that it will not be necessary. That is the goal toward which
we are all striving."
"It cosis money to produce clean
milk, which cost must be met by a
higher selling price or by more profitable cows, or both. The cow is especially in our mind just now, and we call
the reader's attention to records taken
from different sources to show by actual
figures how cows vary in returns to
their owners from similar outlay for
food and care.*'
Prof. Anderson tben refers to the subject of proper stables aud corrals for
dairy  cows,  and  says:
"The great thing to be desired in
either, is that there should be easy
means of keeping clean and then keep
them dean. This is the chief reason
for using concrete in stable floorB. It
does not decay and then cause foul
odors, and it can be hosed down with
water and swept in a few minutes, so
that  no dirt remains.    Some dairymen
object to cows standing on concrete, but
;r: Calitornia, when- the cows are only
in for feeding and milking, they suffer
uu injury.
"Occasionally a very good stable is
Constructed where the cattle stand,
which portion i* made of plank. This
works well from a sanitary point, if
the planks are water-tight or are under
laid with a water-tight substance so
that the soil under the planks cannot
become saturated.
"A milking stable is absolutely essential to the production of clean milk.
Milking in the corral is an abomination
either in winter or in summer. In winter, during the rainy season, it is not
uncommon to seo both cow and milker
wading nearly tu the knees in mud,
when of necessity the milk most become
the depository for some of the mud.
"In summer, when the corral dust
mny be from one to four inches deep,
the condition is even worse. The dust
is raised with any slight breeze or with
every movement of man or beast, and
even noire dirt finds its way into the
milk than during the time of rain and
mud. Thus the cows must be provided
with sume stable which is dry and clean,
and where they can be held for milking.
"The stable needs not be expensive.
On the contrary, it may be very simple,
and the less lumber in it the better, so
long as the frame is sufficiently strong. I
lt should permit the entrance of an
abundance of direct sunlight and have
enough openings to give constant ventilation. Large louvres in the roof are
excellent for ventilation and also admit
light, but  not direct snnrays."
ln Britain the annual consumption uf
sugar amounts to 86 lbs. for each individual, and in the United States to 01
Among birds the swan lives to be the
oldest, in extreme cases reaching 300
years; the falcon has been known to
live over 16(1 years.
In the Kamyshin District of Kussia
a suitor has to buy his sweetheart from
her father. A pretty girl of good family  costs  about  $100.
In England and Wales, to every 100,-
000 of population, there are annually
granted two divorces; in Ireland, less
than one; in Italy, three; in Scotland
four; in Germany, fifteen; in Prance,
twenty-three; and in the United States!
HEOAN—"I think Miss ele Blank
very rude.''
Jones—'' What  Cannes you
think that?   I never thought her so.'
Hegan—"I met her out for a WS
this afternoon, anel asked if I might >
her home.    She said yes, 1 could see
from the top of the high school liui
ing, and that it wasn't necessary to
any farther.''
„ J*    "*   Drarel..  -Will  Tell  T«»
Murine Bye Remedy Meltevee Son Bye*
Strengineno Weak Eyea. Doesn't Smart,
Soothes Eye Pain, and Sells for 60c. Try
Murine In Tour Eyes and In Baby's
Eyes for Scaly Eyelids and Granulation.
Sa tisfaction
School of Mining
Affiliated to Queen*! UsaVsnMy.
tmr aumnemr mt Itete Moot mm* tmrtmU
tofmmllom, im,!, „ u* !„„,„, mmmm
mt Mlnlnc. K)s«Mea   Ont
Mining and Metallur-ty
Cbamistry ami Minsralap
Mineralogy and Geelegy
Ckamieal  Emginmmrims,
Civil  Engineering
M.ohanioal Englneertsaj
Elaetrioal   Engineering
■Wegy and Publto HeeMt
Pmmmr Development
THEY      GET      WHAT THEY       PAY        FOR"
In northern Finland is a large stone which serves the inhabitants lis an infallible barometer. At the approach of rain
this stone turns black or bjockish gray, while in tine weather
every detail, not to s|teak of the money question. Kor the
lirst gprinff days—spring, a ceo riling to the calendar, it' not
the reie,nin<; temperature—the smart street costume is absolutely neeeswiry to comfort. There must be the smart gown
miitable fur the autumn reception or bridge, aud these two with
an attractive theatre gown, are siifli-cient to get through the
two or three weeks before the weather has settled down into
a much higher record of temperature, especially if each and
every one uf these gowns is perfect—and there are two or
three others of the winter wardrobe still in fairly good order.
To be quite comfortable, there must be included in the
npring outfit mure tuan one new street gown, t'°r the tailor
costume that is heavy aud warm enough for the cool days of
spring is quite out or the question in the warmer days, which,
however, art' still cool enough to call for a gown of more
B.ut in these days of resource there are so many ditfereni
weights uf cloth that the difficulty can soon be solved. There
must be provided *he gowns for warm weather, tlie coat and
skirt of lightest wool, pongee, silk, linen anil, fur more formal
occasions, erfpe de chine and satin. These, be it remembered,
have always the coat to match, even wheu the. guwn is in one
piece instead nf skirt aud waist.
This i* to be a season ol" smart thin gowns, foulard und
voile <lo sole, which has been so often described and alluded I
to that it  would seem ;is though  its very popularity would
write an early dismissal  from thc  ranks Of the fashionable j
materia 1b.    Koulard, too. has been sold iu such quantities for:
several weeks as to make the more conservative minded won- \
der if it can be possibly continue to be desirable, but it  is i
material  that  possesses rare advantages.     It  Ih  delightfully,
cool and light iu weight, there are many qualities that can-j
not be injured by rain, it sheds tho dust, lends itself to the I
draped'-effects, and if made iu a tight fitting waist is a lie  ;
coming material in so far that it clings to the figure.    One
of the familiar styles of the season is to combine it with an- i
■other fabric, liberty satin, voile de soie or serge, and also to ,
make up Jignrvd   foulard  with the plain colors of the other
material.    This all teuds to a variety of elfect that is attrac-
tive and permits of a bit  of originality, so that the danger;
that always exisls when a fashion is both practical and jiopu-
lar of having every woman dressed alike is obviated.
There is an unusually large variety in color and design in ;
the foulards this season.    The white ground with white figure
and the dark ground with white figure are alike to be found:
in what BOOMS an endless choice.    The always popular polka '
dot is omnipresent and in a most extraordinary range of sizos '■
and designs, rings of white, lace designs, stripes and checks,
until to choose among so many requires cool judgment.   The
bordered foulards are exceptionally attractive this year, and j
the border can be sn satisfactorily dealt with that trimmings!
are unnecessary.    Ulack and while, color and white, all with
borders, nre displayed with an edge of darker or plain black
as a finish,   There are most artistic ami becoming shadings of
gray in the bordered foulards, as well as the blue and white-
aud  black and  white, that always appear when  foulards are
in favor, nnd iliis yoar all the many shades ni red are much
in evidonce,
Kor practical wear nothing is better than 1 he black ground ,
with white polka dots, and il is extraordinary how this design '
stays in fashion year after year.   This summer il  is combined
with plain black liberty satin most effectively, but the
just'os many satisfactory gowns turned out that are entirely
•f the foulard.    I'or the street and general  practical wear
foulard  gowns  aro  marie  with  short   skirts and   are  thought
much smarter fof midsummer than the foulard gowns intended for more formal occasions.      White   ground   with   light
iiguros will be made up much more elaborately aiol trimmed,
with  lace and  embroidery,  but   this  latter style  is  not   at   all
on the same order; nnd while it may be the same fabric it. is
so differently doall  with as to make ii seem entirely different.
Pongee,  rajtih, ami tussOl' are  heavier in  weight and are.
almost, invariably made wilh coat to match.   Silk linen is an  !
other material ou  the same order and  is to bo found  in  all
colors and  nl!  shades of colors, and,  while  not   classed  with'
wash goods, can, it is claimed, he washed as well as cleaned. ,
There are  t'eiv  who try  the experiment  of washing the silk j
linen costumes, for. as a rub', thoy are made up in such more
Ol* less elaborate fashion that cleaning seems the more natural
process.    There tire many new models for the coat and skirt i
costumes, but the simpler designs an' the smartest, and when i
there is braiding, just the band around the skirt and on the
collar,  rovers und  cull's  of the jacket   an- sufficient  to give
the smart effect.   Pongee costumes arc on the same order, and   it
in fact there is little difference in the models for any of the1 has no national weather bureau
coat and skirt costumes of the Slimmer fabrics; there nre long Alcoholic liquors for the use of natives are ind  permitted
coats and short jackets, but the skirts are all short, as these! to be imported into Soinaliland.
costumes are intended  for street wear,    foulard, the figured Friction  matches are a comparatively  modern   invention.
foulard, combined with plain pongee or rajah, is an attractive j They were first made in the United States in 1830 by I,. (.'.
fashion, the foulard used in the same way as when combined Allin, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Before this time a
with serge in facings and linings and sometimes in the sepur- : clumsy form of match was imported from France, which had
ate waist. Much depends in these combined materials on the j to be dipped into a bottle of suphuric acid before it was
colors, and it is by no means au   easy   task   to   match   the J lighted.
mm^em /**** factors ^ kitchen
Blue and White Foulard Gown
ill'  .'I   light   miller  eiuel   ceivcrcd   with White'  spiels      Finland
The "Dominion Pride" Range
818 or 918—Elevated Tank or Flush Reservoir for Coal and Wood
Made of the best Blue Polished Steel and Malleable Iron.
MADE IN CANADA unci is placed cen th,. market in rc-p.ense tee a ,Iceland tr,r a
Range combining tho sterlim: .|unliti.'s of Malleable Iron .-in.I Polished Steel
Unbreakable, Unwarpable, Iniicstructablc, Economical, Design Attractive, Perfect
Cookers and Bakers, will Last a Lifetime with Proper Care.
The ordinary cast inen range; is :et best a disappointing investment tn the purchaser,
ho soecii does it exhibit the effects eef wear anei tear, unavoidable in a rnnge constructed
of such frail and brittle material. The Combined Mtillcnblo Iron anel Nine Polished
Steel Range is the nearest approach tee Absolute Perfection ever designed for Comfort, Economy ami Satisfactory Domestic Service and wherever Installed it will
j re.ve itself a continual object eel' Satisfaction. Th.- price at which it is supplied in
«ee modest that iL is brought easily within the reach '•:' every prudent family.
"Dominion Pride"  Ranges nre sold on the following Ounrnntec:    If any casting proves
defective in twelve months friini duto of purchase, we will furnish same
free  ui charge.   Tin- nbovc Ounrnntec is very brond, me if's or anil's, I
ml nnv easting that v..miII have n Haw in ii thai we' failed te sen
in the courso .• i ronstnietlon, such Haw would bIioiv long before
the twelve month*   htm   transpired  when  lire is put  in range,
Hnr placing direel In tin ...c-.mi. r ...,r High Ura.le "Dominion
Pride" Malleable nnd I'nlished Steel Range, as fully inscribed
en our descriplive . lnr ntiil guui inteed, i t less than you can
buy a ensl iron range. Wc are enable I tti iniiko thii extraor liriary
offer lev e,:r Direct from Factory tee Kitchen Plan, which saves
the   jobbers,   retailer",   trnvelitijj   *mlcsmen   nnd   ■  eir   expenses,
giving the e sum r the Iceaeiil  eel  :l  .-:.■. ings, which in reality
enables the cot   unei to l.e    -   :.<-.e;. :,.-■ :     e\holcsale jobber.
Why net buy din  Manufacturer and Bave the middlemen's nnd roll lers' profits! "Dominion Pride" Rnneo if sold
through the retailer eer travel ■ ■_• sale   man  would hnve Jee be snld
fnr  $011.0(1   te.   $7S.ni),    ding   to   tie.'   territory  gold   in.    Our
price, .lircC tn liie consumer, is ns follows: "Dominion Pride'*
Eange. 80S Dr ll 18 top, with high eh.set shelf ami elevated tank
or flush reservoir, with piece <.t' '/ine tn gn underneath range,
h joints of blue polished steel pipe an.l 2 elbows, delivered tn
any railway express station in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia and Prince Kiltrnril island fur $41.00 (We Pay tho
Freight), anil delivered tn sny railv/ny express station in Manitoba, Alberta. Saskatchewan ami British Columbia for $49.00
(We Pay tile Freight), $5.00 to accompany order, the balance
to He pnid when range is delivered to you. If nett convenient
to pay cash, will accept yonr Note.
Delivered to any Railway Station in
Ontario, Quebec, Mew Brunswick, Mova
Scotia and Prince Ed*a aid Island.
We pay the freight,
Write for our Descriptive Circular,
Delivered to any Railway StRtlon in
Manitoba. Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Hritish Columbia   We pay the freight
Manufactured nnd Sold only by the
Canada Malleable 8 Steel Range Mfg. Co Limited.
* **
The Great  Northern railway i Arehie Courtney 9
is now running a special Sunday Dave Miller 21
train from Michel, Hosmer and I James Millar 22x
Fernie to Baynes. Mary Millar 22x
X  w
have placed  in   stock this
extra   large   shipment  of
working shirts, gloves, overalls and
sox that are higher in quality, lower
in price than we ever carried before
ave always been  noted for
we  h
giving the best values in town. But
don't only take our word for this state-
ment, compare the values in
Peabody's Overalls, Faultless Shirts,
Osborn's Gloves, and Amherst
or Leckie Shoes
with any others in Hosmer and you
will say Yes Sir! the only place to
buy the most reliable goods is at
The Times 'phone No. is 10.
Percy Man* visited Fernie ou
.leiliti Bossio spent ;t few days
ut Frank this week.
II. F. McLean is suffering
from ulcers in the eye.
Miss Del Fletcher ' '     '
home for t lie summer.
It. E, Winner! of (';1111f> \
lias gone In Coal < Ireok.
('. II. Dunbar made ;i (lying
trip to Fernie on Friday,
Rev, li. Hughes, nf Cranbrook, was in town Saturday.
A son wns born tn Mr. and
Mrs. John .sky. Monday, June
John Robec gave an "bouse
warming" last Sunday afternoon.
.1. T. Jarvis and A. II. Goodall
made a trip in Fornie on Wednesday.
Joseph \iclln. nf Fernie, was
transacting business in town
Joe Kuklo and Sieve llolow-
chuk were visitors in Fernie
Fa! hef Faveruier, of Fernie,
spent an hour or two in Hosmer
nn Sunday.
.Mi- Syl.il McMoekin anil hef
brother John are home lnr
school vacation.
Mrs. Allen is mo\-ine;  to ('or-
have    gone   to  a
■ in Vancouver,
s even I members of th
nek    family
('atholic home
The Hosmer school closed
to-day for the summer vacation.
It will open again August 29th,
Robt. Gourlay will enter bis
horse "Hosmer" in the Dominion
day races at Fernie  to-morrow.
A number of Indians, attired
in the usual quiet and unobtrusive garments, paid us a visit
the other day.
A league game of football
will be played between llosmer
and Frank here Friday, July 1.
Kick nff at 3:15 p. in.
The election of officers of the
Hosmer Miners Union  last Fri
J. A.
bin,   U here   s|
boarding hous
Prof, <'arlli.il
the   opera
induct a
evening, July lsl.
A son came to bios
of Mr. and Mr-.   W.
Tuesday, Juno 28.
Children can got school
rary books from Rov. ('
Xiclml during I he holidays,
Prof.    Carlton,
wiih magic, mirth
will appear al  t ho
Friday evening, .Ji
'ar   a I
'Villa v
was as lo
per. president
At the Methodist church Sunday evening, July 3rd, Rev. M.
F. Eby, I>. A., will preach on
"Great Grace." Come to the
|    Visiting Masons pronounce the
] new   Masonic  temple at Cranbrook to be  the   best   fraternal
I lodge room between   Winnipeg
and Vancouver.
Last month at the Blair Business College, Spokane. Miss
Bernice Wiunert, daughter of
If. E. Winnert, won the Remington Typewriter medal.
A. II. (foodall arrived from
Scotland nn Thursday last to
visit Mrs. Pit blade, at the Royal
hotel. Mr. Goodall intends to
practice law in this country.
Fishing tackle at Bennett,
Mr. Cole, who has preached
several times in the Methodist
church, has been asked to take
up ministerial work bv Dr.
Whyte. Coal Creek will bo the
field of his first duties.
The names of Miss L. Pitblado
and Mrs. 0. 13. Winter figured
quite prominently on the program ot a concert billed for
Tuesday of this week, in connection with the Church of
England in Fernie.
Prayer meeting in the Methodist church this evening, June
30th at 7:4.5. After this week
the meeting will be hold on
Wednesday evening instead of
Thursday, Remember the hour
7:45 p. in. The public, are cord
ially invited to attend.
It is almost ail everyday occurrence now for an a?,toinobile
to come whizzing through Ut>y
mer streets at tho rate of about
30 miles an hour. Look out next
month for the aeroplanes; they
will probably visit us in largo
numbers via mount's Fernie and
llosmer on the first.
Rubber (Stamps at the Times
The Hosmer horses certainly
do not approve of the automobiles, and the.y proclaim their
dislike in no uncertain voice.
On several occasions some courageous animal has taken a firm
stand in flatly refusing to lie
seen on tho same street with
that suorting, odorous invention
of tho evil one. It is stated
that thore will be a meeting of
horses (a full attendance requested)  one night this  week
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Whop. lltf
For Dominion Day, July 1st,
the Canadian Pacific railway
company announce a rate of
fare and one-third for the round
trip. Tickets will be on sale
June 20th to July 1st, inclusive;
final return limit July 4th, 1010.
When the lire whistle is blowing is no time to think about
insuring your house and furniture. Dou't put off another
day. You should also consider
what company you insure in; R.
W. Rogers represents the best
The ladies of Hosmer regret
losing their old friend, Mrs.
Alex Cameron, who was always
ready and willing to help with
all social gatherings. Several
entertainments wore held in
her honor, a garden party at
the home of Mrs. A. J. Bennett,
a fishing excursion to Olson,
which was attended by some of
ber ^friends from Fernie. Sbe
was a member of the Presbyterian church choir and they
will miss her vory much. On
the eve of her departure the
ladies gave an "at home" where
ice cream and cake was furnished. We hope Mrs. Cameron
will like ber new homo. Hosmer's loss will be Hillcrest's
Thirty Feet of Coal.
Government agent J. S. T.
Alexander and road .superintendent Dan McNeish visited the
property of tho Elk Valley Coal
& Coke company at Iron Creek,
about 40 miles north of Michel
on the Elk river, on Tuesday
the 21st. Tbey wont up on
official business connected with
some new road and bridgo work
that the Elk valley people aro
doing in that country. They
report that thore are about
twenty men engaged on tbe
property in prospecting and opening up coal seams already
A diamond drill is being used
for boring. This is the first
diamond drill that bas been
taken up the Elk river.
Tho Elk people have several
good seams of coal opened up,
the most recent discovery being
a clean hard seam 35 feet in
width. Tho company is pro.
ceeding vigorously and systematically with tho developement
of the property, and the manager, Mr. George Hornickel, is
delighted with the present
showing, They have the finest
townsite in tho upper Elk valley
and oxpect some day to locate
there tho principal city of the
upper Elk.—Fei nie Free Press.
I bog to advise the people of
llosmer that I was not connected in anv wa7» wltu Mn C' ®'
Silver, who w.T" 8cllin« ,"»sit!ftl
instruments here last
Doreen Kearney 22x
Maud Bolduc 19
Joseph Tortoralli 22x
Andy Kennedy 20
Margaret McDonald   171-2
Pearl Swanton 17 1-2
Pinley Patterson 18 1-2
Earnest Beeby 18 1-2
Wilfred Beeby 18
A. Aubrey Davis.
Phimaky Department
Jenny Strachan 19
Powell Courtney 15
Lizzie McDougall 16
Nicky Maiello 19 1-2
Ruth McLean 14
Eric Winters 20
Jean Cole 4
Willie Spencer 20x
Jack Musgrove 22x
Arthur Davis 21
James Hedley 18 1-2
Gladys Thompson 22x
Pt. II
Leonard Ayre 19
Annie Poudelecek 22x
Christina Krish 21
Robt. Henderson 22x
Dan McMicken 15
Cora DeLaurier 19
Jas. McDonald 31-2
Jacky Cameron 2 1-2
Annie Hodock 11
Julia Hodock 13
John Hirvela 22x
Senja Hirvela 21
Pt. Ill
John Hodock 13
Sedonia Poudelecek 22x
BohusPalocek 20
Laddie Krish 22
Elsie Robson 19 1-2
Blanche Labelle 22x
Florence Miller 22
Chas. McDougall  9
Pearl Courtney 20
James Miller  21 1-2
Winnifred Smith 22x
Leslie Brown 131-2
Jas. Bennett 22x
Annie Kear 14
Geo. Hodock ,14 1-2
Fred DeLaurier 14
Ralph Tortoralli 21 1-2
July Gabara 18 1-2
J'isoph Gabara 17
Louis Salvaggi 22
Dave Bolduc 12 1-2
Helmi Hirvela 20
Mary Donachy 21
James Cole 4
Mabej, Burchiix.
If you are not satisfied after
using according to directions
two-thirds of a bottle of Chamberlain's .Stomach and Liver
Tablets, you can have your
money back. The tablets
cleanse and invigorate the
stomach, improve the digestion,
regulate the bowels. Give them
a trial and get well. Sold by
all druggists.
Alfalfa—Will be in posi-i
tion to ship choice baled alfalfa,J
our own growing, about July]
first. Book your orders now.1
or at least advise us if you wilF
be in the market then or later
in the season. Imperial Devel-1
opment Co., Ltd., Box 1858,]
Lethbridge Alta.
Catholic Ohubch— Mass every fortnight at Leithauscr's basement, 10:30
o'clock, a. in. Rosary and Benediction at 7:30 p. in. J. Salles, 0. M. I.,
Ph. D.
Pbeshytkhian Church—D i v i n e
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. in. Choir practice
every Friday at 8 o'clock p. in. ('. K.
Nicoll, Missionary.
English Church Services—Held
fortnightly at the Hosnier Opera
House. Second Sunday, Evensong at
7:30 p. in. Fourth Sunday, Holy Communion at 11 a. in., Evensong at 7:30
p. in. Fifth .Sunday, Evensong at 7:30
p. in. Briant N. Crowther, M. A.,
Curate in Charge.
Methodist Church—Rev, M. F.
Eby, B. A. Sunday School 2:30;
Prayer meet ing Thursday 7:15: Divine
service, 7:30. The pastor's residence
adjoins the church, and he will always welcome any one who calls upon bim for advice or help in any direction. He will he glad to he notified of any case of sickness. Strangers will he always welcome.
House of Hobberlin
Made to Your Measure
Aiello & Bossio;
Agents for Hosmer
|; Staple and Fancy Groceries,
] \ Gabara Block
New Goods  Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Hosmer, B. C.
>-******^***********^**w****^* I
Estimates given on Concrete work
Builders and
All kinds of repair work done on short notice.    Shop
Fittings a specialty.    Estimates Furnished on
Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
■ i-J$-i.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will brace up the
nerves, banish sick headache,
prevent despondency and invigorate tho whole system.
Sold by all druggists.
tIn* homo
.   Writfht,
lie   wizard
id uiyster\
porn hcitisi
The recently issued prize list for the purpose of registering a
for tho Vancouver exhibition, protest against this outrageous
which takes place in that city invasion of automobiles in tbe
Prom An;;. 15 to 20, shows thai Pass. A motion will bo made
Vancouver proposes tn make and probably carried declaring
litis 1 .-iii* line greatest in (In* tbnt no horse attending that
history of the West. meeting will at  any time  lend
"It cured me," or "It saved tho assistance to a broken   down
life (if my child," ore the expres- '■ automobile   that if the machine
sions you hear every day about comes to grief in  this  district
Chamberlain's  Colic,    Cholera and has to be conveyed home it Saxon Kearney,
and   Diarrhoea   Remedy.   This need not look to the  horses of [Sarah Spencer..
Herbert Robson
June School Report.
There were twenty two
school days during June. Tho
cholars with x opposite
their names were neither late
or absent during the month.
The report follows:
Iiccys Proliant
Charles Marlatt 20 1-2
Lillian Ritchie 10
George Bolduc 2o 1-2
Lauglilin Kennedy 0
Harold Musgrove. ...... 22x
Grace Millet* ...0
Annie McDonald ft
Harold Henderson 19 1-2
Geo. Patterson 21 1-2
Saturday Specials
We Save You Money on
Boys Furnishings
Boy's Polka Dot Blue Shirts, regular price 65 cents,   SPECIAL
Boy's   Light   Fancy
Stripe   Shirts,    regular   price   65    cents,
Boy's Fancy Colored  Negligee  Shirts,
regular  price  65 cents,
Boy's Caps, regular price 20 and   25  cents,   SPECIAL  PRICE
Boy's suspenders,   regular price   25  cents,   SPECIAL   PRICE
uuiio sliouluer is almost m-
variably caused by rhoumal i -111
of the muscles .'111(1 yields quickly to lite Free application of
Chamberlain's Liniment. This
'iiiiiiicnl is not only prompt ;11><I
effectuul, bul in no way
greeable to use. Sold I
tho   world   over  where
I Ilis valuable remedy  has  been
introduced,   No oilier medicine
in use for diarrhoea  or bowel
complaints   lias    received   such
'liis general   approval.    The   secret
and of tho success of Chamberlain's
isa- Colic,   Cholera and   Diarrhoea
all   Remedy is thai   it.  cunts.   Sold
| by all druggists.
this city for assistance, as such
will under uo circumstances be
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is sold on n guarantee that if
you are not satisfied after using
two-thirds of a bottle according
to directions, your money will
be refunded. It is up to you to
try.   Sold by all druggists.
wart Fletcher.
is. Miller	
.21 1-
Agnes Cole 11-2
Max McDougal 0
Lena Spencer 22x
Mary Henderson 22x
Lillian Cameron 1 1-2
Alberta Quinn 21
.Jenny Mattieau 0
Rose McDougall 12 1-2
During the summer months this store will close at 7 o'clock commencing May
1st.    Night before holidays and Monday after pay day excepted.
Main Street
Hosmer, b. C.
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