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Array I'our special atten-
\on is culled to our
H on buck page.
ft. Mills & Son
THE HOSMER TIMES
Your special attention is called to onr
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
f/OLUME II.
HOSMEK, B. C, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1910
Number 50
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[Don't Throw Away that Favorite Pipe £
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•laving just received a first class pipe repair outfit, we $
■ire now in a position to repair tbat favorite pipe. We *
nave ambers ranging from 75c to $5.00 and can tit any J
pipe, also vulcanite mounts, silver and metal ferrules,
1 crews, etc. This outfiit is complete in every way and
(would ask yuu to give us ti call when you wish a good job done
\i your pipe.
A. B. CAMPBELL
Headquarters for Smokers Supplies *
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[TOR CHILDREN ! FOR CHILDREN ! J
Mixed Candy, per pound 15c *
Sunset Orangeade, per glass   5c
-SPECIALS-
Clark's Pork and Beans, per tin 10c
Snap Soap, per tin 15c
L. H. LARSON & CO.
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
J. A. LUND, Manager
Hosmer, B. C.
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IPECIAL VALUES
IN   SILK  AND
MUSLIN BLOUSES
A LARGE SHIPMENT JUST TO HAND
White Silk with Lace, [nsertion Trimming, special at $3.50
Black Silk Trimmed with Fine Lace Insertion, special at   3.50
Fine Vestings, cool for summer at  2.75
Great Bargains in White Muslin Waists, formerly at $1.25
eV 90
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JOHN WYLIE
DEALER IN
iStaple and Fancy Groceries
New Goods  Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Gabara Block
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Hosmer, B. C.
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K      P. BURNS C& CO, Limited
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
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.
MAIN STREET
HOSMER, B. C.
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HOSMER    HOTEL
MARIE SORKIE, Prop. MIKE SORKIE, Manager
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class stylo
Best   Rooms   and   Meals   in   the   Town
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
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We ROYAL
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
FOREST FIRES
NOT SPREADING!
Lake Not Destroyed by Fire
A despatch from Nelson to
the Lethbridge Herald of the
20th inst. states that Grand
Forks, Jeffrey and Baynes Lake
are burnt out. The correspondent of the Herald must
have a powerful imagination.
A telephone message received
at this office states that Baynes
Lake and the other points are
still unburnt. Probably the
correspondent is a greenhorn
and the presence of so much
smoke may make him think
that the whole country is burning.
A report from Fernie, dated
July 18, says: Yesterday was
another scorcher and the wind
grew boisterous during the afternoon and continued to blow
far into the night. Reports
from various portions of the
district, however, do not bring
any alarming news as to
further spread of forest flres.
The valley is full of smoke,
obscuring the mountains from
view and bringing unpleasant
memories of two years ago.
OLD NEWSPAPER DAYS
stagnation that followed the
meteoric fall in silver a few
weeks later and the consequent
failure of the late John M.
  j Burke's  bank.        It    struggled
Grand Forks, Jaffray and Baynes I along for a few weeks in the
hope that some silver lining
would reveal itself in the clouds
of encircling gloom, but eventually gave up the ghost and
erected its own tomb on its
front page. The publication of
this general notification that
Kaslo was "busted" was most
strenuously resented by those
who were compelled to face the
music without the wherewithal
to reach outer civilization and
the doughty Colonel narrowly
escaped being the chief guest at
a little neck tie party arranged
in his particular honor. Copies
of the the last issue of the
Claim nre few and uow command as much  as $25.
At the time the paper suspended it consisted of four
pages liberally patronized by
advertisers, but the box office
evidently suffered keenly from
inability to recover theamounts
represented in the space thus
apportioned. A glance at the
advertising pages of the final
spasm gives one a nightmare
of topsyturveydom that completes the freaky appearance of
the sheet. The advertisements
of those in arrears were turned
upside down or sideways, or
otherwise marred, while the
reading matter was graced by
inverted column rules indicative of the impending journalistic funeral.
Among the advertisers were
many of my old friends and not
a few who will be remembered
by most of those who passed
through that sad experience in
the days of '93. Among them
were A. H. (Dandy) Kelly,
owner of the Dandy mine on
Toad mountain, near Nelson,
B. C, who magnanimously
offered lots in the townsite of
Fredrickton for fronf $100 to
$200 and who would now be
willing to sell the same at one
mill on the dollar; George T.
Kane, first mayor of Kaslo, and
his brother, David P., who were
the original locators of the
townsite and who then dealt in
Kaslo earth; the Coeur d'Alene
hotel, run by John Ward and
John Kling, two celebrities,
who operated the best gin mill
of the city under the firm name
of Ward and Kling; the Kaslo
transportation company, owned
and operated by William J.
Cleary, now of Fresno, Cal.,
who made a fortune in the
Greenwater boom of three years
ago and who has now retired
from tlie strenuous life as a
vineyardist; Thomas J. Roadley
the most active real estate
agent in boom days; Miss Josie
Foley, who conducted the
Dardenelles dining hall; the
Palace hotel, conducted by Mike
Mahoney and C. Lundberg; the
Theatre Comique, conducted by
the Hollands of Spokane and
one of the worst hell holes ever
operated in any city of the west
on either side of the international line, and E. R. Atherton,
who was then in the general
merchandise line at Watson,
towards the summit of the
range and who is I believe, still
in the same business somewhere
in the same district.    I look  in
Mining Review Recalls Tale of Col.
Lowery's Kaslo Claim
The following article by the
editor of tho Los Angeles Mining Review appears in the current issue of that magazine:
The Kaslo Claim, published
for 10 short but strenuous
weeks at the little town of
Kaslo on the beautiful Kootenay lake—then a vortex of
mining excitement, now but a
wraith of the past, devoted to
the cultivation of the apple and
the succulent garden truck, but
still sustained by the memories
of those days of the long ago
when fortunes were made over
night and when the tiger roamed unmolested in the purlieus
of Front street where all might
"buck" who would.
The paper was founded by
Col. R T. Lowery, a remarkable
character, who has made and
cheerfully lost something over
$30,000 in the many journalistic
ventures fathered by him since
the days of the Kaslo Claimand
who still remains in harness in
Greenwood, in the Boundary
district of the same province
where he now edits the Greenwood Ledge. In the earliest
days of my mining experience I
became a contributor in a small
way to the divers and sundry
Lowery puplications and in
that way became well acquainted with the'editor and financier'
as he called himself. He was
then, and still is, an original
writer and an original thinker,
a hater of all kinds of shams
and, withall, a man of the most
tender heart, and one whom I
am proud to number among my
very good friends. The venture of the Kaslo boom resulted
in a loss of about $1000 but nothing daunted the Colonel came
to thc scratch in the same spot
in 1895 and resurrected his first
journalistic venture under the
name by which it gave up the
ghost. He succeeded in regaining what he had lost in the
boom holocaust and a little
later disposed of his interests at
POLICEMAN SHOT
HAN AT FRANK
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Murder Charge May be Withdrawn in the Deceaux Case
The town of Frank last Friday had a somewhat exciting
time. Iu addition to the preliminary hearing of Arthur Deceaux, charged with the murder
of a fellow miner named Lobert
by letting a car in the Frank
mine run away, in which the
interest is intense and the feeling high, there was a shooting
affair in which the participants
were a constable tind a well
known character. The latter
was wanted on a charge of obtaining money on false pretences. The constable located him
in a house of ill-repute. He
found him sleeping there and
arrested him, ordering him to
dress and come with him. The
man slipped on clothes and
suddenly made a dash to get
away. The constable called on
him to halt, telling him he
would fire if he did not. The
man continued running and the
constable fired, the shot taking
effect in the man's back. The
injured man was taken to the
hospital to have the bullet extricated and it is said the wound
is not dangerous and he will recover. The constable maintains
that he had no intention of
wounding the man and aimed
high intending to shoot over
his head.
The Basket .Social.
A basket social in connection
with theRoman Catholic church
was held in the opera house on
Monday evening. There was a
large turnout of ladies and baskets. The gentlemen, though
in the minority, made up for
their deficiency in numbers by
the gallantry and enthusiasm
witli which they responded to
the calls made on them. The
baskets, numbering over thirty,
were placed on the front of the
stage, and the immense variety
of color and the beautiful profusion of flowers formed a very
pretty picture.
The social opened with a
short program consisting of
songs by P. Warr and W. E.
Smith, and a recitation hy E. A.
Cox. Miss C. II. Pitblado provided the accompaniments for
the songs. Father Salles then
called upon A. McL. Fletcher
to auction the baskets. In a
few minutes bidding came fast
and furious, bringing prices
ranging from two to eight
dollars, that of Miss A. Gardiner
bringing the highest figure.
The genial Louie here came
out strong and proved himself
to be the humorist of the occasion. The total receipts were
$119.00 which will go to swell
the building fund 'Jcor the now
church.
After supper dancing was engaged in for a couple of hours,
the orchestra consisting of
Messrs Thompson, Bossio and
the Misses Pitblado. A pleasant
feature of the dance was the
serving of ice cream and cake
at frequent intervals.
Main Street
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R. CHATFIELD
Watchmaker and Jeweller;;
Prompt Attention Given to
all Kinds of Watch Repairing
Just received a nice line of
SOUVENIR SPOONS
Call and see tbem
Hosmer, B. C.
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FRUIT!       FRUIT!
A   Complete  Assortment  Always   on   Hand
This store is noted for Fresh Chocolates and Candies,
Ice Cream and Drinks that will appeal to you   this
warm weather.
FRED COX
Le Roi Mine will Close,
For a considerable time past
vain for my own advertisement | rumors have been rife that the
for be it recorded I also indulg
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Queen's Hotel   f
ROBT. GOURLAY, Prop. |
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week *
Opposite C. P. H, depot, Hosnier, B, ('. X
Big Free Moving Picture Show I
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT TOE I
New feature! films pitch week nuclei' Hie operation of Jcee Kill;lei *|
it
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ed in the pleasures of the real
estate agent in those dtiys, but
my search is in vain, and so I
suppose I had tit that time
passed the limit of credit and
been dropped from the
rolls.
The  funeral  address  in   tho
a fair profit.      Still later the
paper passed under the  editor-  had
ship of Harold  Bolce,  the  well
known  magazine  writer,   who
was then connected  with   the
late "Barbarian" Brown in his
mining ventures in that part of
the world, and he in turn gave
way at the helm to David King.
another remarkable character,
who has since written much  of |,m m(.h ,„.,.,.,,;,„,.,.
literary  value   and  who   now
resides in New York.     At   that
Le Roi mine was about to close
down, and it transpires that
there was good ground for the
statements. It was in March,
1909 that the famous Le Roi
closed down primarily and remained inactive till October.
During that period A. .1. .McMillan raised additional funds
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Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
R. W. ROGERS
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. C.
L-U-M-B-E-R
Tf it's lumber you are in need of, we have it. Our specialty is j \
the manufacturing of all kinds and grades of lumber, nny dimension
or quantity desired.
There are no distinctions made in the filling of orders, they all ,.
receive the same prompt and careful attention. J \
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The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd. i
i C. li. Bomford, Agent Hosmer, B. C. i
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BANK OF MONTREAL
(established 1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Best $12,000,000
HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona  and   Mount   Royal,  G. C. M. G,
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. G., President.
Sir Edward Cloustou, Bart., Vice  President and General
Manager.
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Chilltwaok, Endorby, Oroonwood, Hosnier, Kolowna, Nelson New Ilenvor
Nicola, New Westminster. Rossland .Siimmoi'lmiel, VanoOUVOr, Vernon, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of .*1 anel upward received. Interest allowed at current rates and pceiel
half yearly. The depositor is subject tc, no delay whatovor in tho withdrawal of tho
whole or any part of the deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager
Hosmer Branch
GEO.   McMURREN
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
AGENT FUR
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
HOSMER
ORDERS LEFT AT THE QUEEN'S HOTEL      B     f*
WILL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION        Jet*   V»
guise of the loading editorial! with which to pursue a policy of
was as follows: j exploration which had been out
"The Claim goes up'the shaft linod' Si,lcc October this work
today and will be deposited in has been ,'il'-''I<!(- on il,1(1' "•-
the journalistic bone yard with   though shipments of ore  have
the amount of regret customary
"It's career has been   short
.   , but   not   altogether   peaceful,
time the name ot tlie paper was i .., .       .        ,
'   " i It s readers have been numerous.
It has made some friends and a
few enemies.    The  pay streak
changed to the Kootenaiau and
under that title it is still eon-
ducted, apparently with success
in the little northern hamlet.
Tlie Claim began its career at
a very inopportune time and
felt the full effect of tlie utter
having entirely disappeared we
are forced to prospect somewhere else.   To the few staunch
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been    made    periodically,     no
great success has  attended  the
efforts of the management.   So
jit has been  finally decided  to
I close down again and, although
| work may lie  continued  for a
little longer, another week will
'about see the end of operations.
I What  the  future    may    bring
cannot lie said, as  nothing definite has, as yet,   been  decided
| upon.    Rossland Miner.
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Jos. Asselin F. H. Ingham
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
FRONT STREET
HOSMER, B. C.
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Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
.Manufactured I'roin Canadian Mult, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal .Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, B. C, (Via Michel) THE  HOSMER TLMES
Canada s Timber Famine
(By A. II. D. K'css. faculty of Forestry, in Canadian
Conner)
A
T   thO   preHeMll    stOgC  ot   e>|
.-en  absoluta  necessity.
|ee")|'lc   UHO   en,el' US   e|l
ntury tl xtonsion eel
i- national development, wood is
la   ceuc   iierm   or  another  our
jicitiiie-e ut' it.    Murine, the pros-
.cur railway systems, tho leuilel-
ing of lie.in.•< f.er our rapidly increasing population and the
developn enl nf our mineral resources will necessitato the use
i >:.\\ larger quantities. Even wilh our prescnl population
of seven million, our annual output «f sawn stuff alone averages t,l)l(i,U0U,000 board feet, or liTO foet lor every man,
woman and child in Uie country. That much lumber would
build a two-inch plank walk I feet i" width nud 7- feel in
lei gth—stringers .ind all.
To the annual outpul nf four billion feet of sawn stufl we
must still acid nl least icii million cords of firewood, oue million cords ..I pulpwood, fourteen millieen railway tics, in-
numerable fi nco p.esis, t,?l,|.b,.u,* and telegraph poles, and
alien! seventeen million cubic feet of piling an.l construction
limber lor culverts, trestles, bridges, etc. These Iigures arc
n..t mere guess-work. Thoy are Ihe result nf a careful iuves-
tigation carried ecu f.er thee Dominion Forestry Brunch dur-
iir* tlie summer of 190S. Expressed in board foot equivalents,
ibe annual consumption nf weed for various purposes is
somewhere between sixteen aud seventeen billion feet, or
1,375,000,000 cubic feet.. This volume of wood is equal to
ihut in .1 feeiii fool wulh of (wee inch plunk (including 2x1
rtringers) long enough lo girdle (he oarth 13% time's!
it we now make allowances for ihe enormous amounl of
wood.that is either wasted or lofl in tin' bush it is ovidont
that .'c\.- :.ii I saw are felling our timber at Hie* rate of sonic-
thing lilc twenty billion feci a yoar, Witli a population of
eighty million people, how much wmeel will we use? Perhaps
[had bettor ask, "Hew much wood will we have left to
usof" For, gentlo reader, I have, as vet, only told you part
of  I lee story.
During tlie' venr 1907 tli" United States producod 10,256,-
154 000 feel of lumber, besides lath ami Bhinglos, which bring
Hi, 'total ni' !" aboul   II billion fool -exactly ton limes what
Canada prodi I.    Thc best informed officors in the l.'uited
States Forest Sen ice slut,- that their timber is being cut
three or four times as fast as il is growing, and that at tho
present lato of consumption, it will met last moro thun
twenty-five or thirty years. Consequently (hey are looking
tee us for what they lack. We havo boasted so long about
our "inexhaustible timber supply" that thoy naturally expect to draw upon it when they get hard up. The fact of tlie
matter is thai we have no accurate knowlodgo of either tho
acreage or the amount of our timber. In 1801 it was placed
at 790 million acres. More receut estimates place it at 550
million, including areas not nl present merchantable, Tho
merchantable supply is probably confined to about 250 million acres ami probably amounts to between 500 and 000
killicen feet, board measure. One of our lirst duties is to
find out what WO have, where it is aud to carefully protect
it from waste. At the present moment there arce only six
milieus in a position lo export timber, namely, Canada, thc
Dnited states, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Austro-
Hungary, and it cann.it lee many years before at least two of
these will prohibit the export of timber. Germany has the best
system of forest niauagemonl in (lie world, yot she is import-
ing large quantities of timber to supply (he demands of her
increasing populal ion.
With the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific anel
Canadian Northern Railway systems, and tho opening of
the Panama Canal, Canada will be tomptod to export very
Inige quantities of timber. Can she nlTceril to do em.' Should
she not profit by the experience of older nations! About a
ejentury ago Germany fouud out that she could not continue
her wasteful methods, and set lo work to doviso better methods. Later she found lhal she was actually compelled to
import timber, and is now impend ing about one-quarter of
her total consumption. The fact of the matter is. that there
is a growing scarcity of timber all over the world.
In 1900 Sir Dietrich Brandis, thc eminent forester of
British India, wrote our Dominion Superintendent cef Forestry, saying: "1 cannot sufficiently urge' upon you Canadians
the necessity of concentrating all your energies upon one
point, anel that is the constitution of as large nn area of state
forests ns possible', lo enable Canada lo supply permanently
the greater portion of flic coniferous timber imported into
efireal Britain. Prices will rise steadily, and il is for you in
Canada mew to seize the* opportunity of laying the foundation
for a magnificcnl dovoiapmont of your future wealth." This
•pinion is supported by M. Melard, one of lite leading for-
sstry experts of France, who says: "The forestry situation
throughout tin' civilized world is summed up in tlie statement that, the consumption nf wood is greater tban the nor-
Dia] production of the accessible forests, the deficit hieing
supplied by tin* destruction nf the forests themselves," and
hy Dr. Wm, Sclieh, the lending English authority, who Fays:
"Tile gnat standby for coniferous timber will be Canada,
provided her governments do not lose time in introducing a
rational system eel' managing hi*r forests." This is pretty
Straight talk from a man who knows. It shouhl certainly
raise the question. "What are we going tee do nbout it?"
Shall we continuo in mir easygoing policy of allowing wasteful methods of lumbering, exporting raw materials for the
building up -if foreign industries, and, still worse, the senseless destruction of enormous quantities of wood by forest
Hns? Is it not high time that every Canadian citizen who
takes an intelligent interest in matters pertaining to the
budding up of this fair Dominion of ours should do all in liis
power  tee arrest the dissipation of our forest resources?
Only slowly does it seem fo dawn upon us as a nation that
the loss of our forests, without aeicvpiate restoration, will bo
the deadliest imaginable blow to our future progress and
prosperity. All history teaches us that a prosperous nation
cannot be built up in a desert. If also proves that a people
cannot e-ciiit iniice in power ami allliience when the territory
from which it draws its sustenance shall have, receded into
barrenness by 'he ruthless destruction of tho forest cover—
lev the removal of "Natures balance wheel." The forest
is the mosl highly organized portion of thc vegetable kingdom, anel its effects upon its surroundings are so important
and far reaching lhal we may well liken it lee "Nature's balance wheel. By retarding evaporation, chocking the effects
ef drying winds, rendering the soil moro porous ami fertile,
retaining the moisture favorable* lo agriculture, ami regulating tin' flow of wafer in our streams, it is an ofiicient regu-
lateer of many natural phenomena.
Tims it appears that the vuluc of the forest, eloes not con-
sisl entirely in its output of lumber anel other forest products
beet also in the profits resulting from ifs regulating influence.
K.d until il has disappeared entirely eloes mankind seem to
realize ;'s importance in lite" household economy of Nature
With the- disappearance of the forest cover, Ihere ensue tho
disastrous spring freshets, low wafer at, midsummer when it
is mosl needed, and Ihe gradual conversion of fertile regions
tri' i rli sets. History furnishes many examples of this very
thing, and whole reams might be written upon this phase of
the suhiect. Usually more indignation is expressed over tbe
fell'ng of a single tree by the roadside, cer in an open field,
than ley the wanton destruction of whole acres, yes, even
sqnnre miles, of forest ami woodod land. Only a few of the
■ atie ns eef the earth seem lo realize the necessity of husbanding theeir timber resources. Resources in land are of a more
• r less permanent nature, and as population increases no
e»fT'iie will be Bpared fo bring all that iH idle under cultivation.
Willi improved melhods of agriculture, too, the urea under
eultivation will become more and more productive. In the
samo way our forest wealth should be so managed as to yielel
& rogulnr and pormanont rftvonun. Other countries are able to J
io tlrs, so why not Canada!
leaving the premises to tho disinfection of a stiff Canadian
winter before beginning to plough anel tn build; for of all
places to avoid infection the hospital is lirst. So that an
entire section of a city was polled clown ami carted away to
give tho hospital room.
Thore had been discussion as to the wisdom of a central
location.    Some said  the laud was too dear and tho air ton
dusty and tlie noise- of passing traffic too great.    Money has
obviated the first.   Space will elo more to get rid of the other
two.    There is lee lee plenty of ground room; eight acres for
a single scheme cef buildings.    Others argue*el that proximity
to tlie university was not tlie main thing.    Willi a suburban
hospital up ecu a hill students would lie willing to travel a[
[mile or two feer clinics.    Which might bave been true enough; |
I but the same remoteness would put the hospital out of touch
I with   population,  both  patients and the  friends  cef  patients
! who desire to have* a hospital easy of access.    Besides, it is
important to consider the facts of the case; which are that
! any hospital on so large a scale necessarily exists very largely
for many who can't afford to pay feer private! wards and who
sometimes depend upon friends aud relatives or private citizens lo maintain thom nt the cost of seventy centB per day—
which  by no means covers the actual cost of maintenance.
Such patients aro perfectly willing to bo troated somewhat
as clinical material, for which the University pays to tlie extent of a subscription of $1100,000.
The experience of hospital authorities is tlint hospitals
centrally located are better than those in suburbs. The present hospital when completed will be one of thc most extensive
in America and will certainly be the most complete in Canada. It will be the repository of the most advanced science
in the treatment of disease, and for equipment will be a model
and a study and therefore a stimulus to hospital enterprise
all over tlie country. It will tend to centralize hospital work,
lt will also be a feature of scenic interest to tho city. The
hospital group of buildings will be as much an object of in-
j terest to tourists as the University or the Legislature—and
considerably more than the City Hall.
Meanwhile tho enterprise has served as a vehicle for the
J benevolent interest of a coterie of busy men who might easily
have  found  vent for tln*ir surplus activities in other elirec-
I tions.   On the whole the project will be one of the most inter-
'esling in the country ami will have a great deal more human
| interest limn most.    Cash subscriptions to date from pr'vato
'citizens total $950,000, including Mr. ,1. C. Eaton's recent he-
.pest  ed'  $250,000;   City  of  Toronto,  $200,000;   University.
$600,000;  aggregate,  $1,750,000—loaving three-quarters nf  a
million vet to be got bv private subscription as soon as possible..
li is sometimes said that a hospital is not the sort of enter-
it lacks the element of speculat ieen. But if an enterprise* the
prise that appeals to the public imagination; perhaps because
magnitude of Ihe new public General Hospital of Toronto can
elicit tlie practical sympathies anel plain everyday humanity
of the people, it is better than making a spectacular appeal
to tho speculative pocket.
of tramping miles upon miles, chasing the shadow of employment, whose material embodiment lies perhaps in quite
an opposite direction. The one question wo find ourselves
asking—as wo have asked it about other reforms over and
over again—is, why wasn't it accomplished long ago?
THE NEW BRITISH LABOR EXCHANGES
(By H. Linton EccleS, in the Canadian Courier)
THE mos' important attempt—as it is also thc first to be
placed on a national basis—to deal with thc tremendous
problem of iin-omployninnt in Britain, is now in working
order. Thc attempt takes tho form of labor exchanges
throughout the kingdom, aud the idea is founded upon the
schemes that have been instituted with varied success iu Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Altogether no new Legislation with such wide aims as this
hns mot with less adverse criticism. The general feeling
throughout tho country is that the system must bc given a
fail' trial, ami that criticism would be much better postponed
until tlie uow labor exchanges havo proved their ineffectiveness or otherwise. That, of course, is tho only seusiblo
attitude to adopt towards a novel institution.
Tiie new plan of the Government for dealing witli the
out-of-works may be briefly described as having tlie general
object of bringing tin* man who wants to work into touch
with the employer who has work to offer. For this purpose
a sub-department of the Board of Trade—of which Mr. Winston Churchill is president—lias been formed to assume the
duties cef a central board of control.   The United Kingdom eef
JUMILHAC,  THE   "FALSE NAPOLEON"
A LL Poland was stirred with excitement and wild hope
J\. when the great Napoleon (ecu the eve of hiB fatal Hus
sian campaign cef 1813-1814) honored that stricken
domain with a state visit.
Poland for je-ars had writhed helpless under the heels of
tyranny. Prussia, Austria and Russia, separately and together, had robbed her cef her former vast possessions, had
shorn her of wealth and territory, had at last left her broken
and helpless.
Then Napoleon Bonaparte, a Corsiean lawyer's penniless
seen, hael risen with meteor swiftness to the imperial throne
of France and to world power. Ho bad in turn thrashed and
bumbled Prussia. Austria and Russia, even as these nations
had wrecked Poland. And the Poles were led by him to believe that he would set their country once more upon its foot
and restore its old-time greatness.
As a matter of fact, there is no reason to believe that
Napoleon had any more idea of freeing Poland than he had of
freeing Ireland. Ho merely sought to uso both countries as
pawns iu his world game to threaten more Important powers.
The Toles. however, wero overjoyed at Napoleon's promises. And when news came that he was to visit Warsaw
public rejoicing ran high. Many of the foremost local nobles
Hocked to Warsaw to greet the French emperor. lie was the
horo of the hour. Nothing in Poland's gift was too good
for him.
At about this time a wealthy Polish noble, who had not
boon able to leave his country estates and come to Warsaw,
was amazed to receive a visit from Napoleon. The emperor
arrived at the Pole's castle wilh only two or three followers,
explaining thnt he was traveling about the country in a sort
of "official incognito" in order to study political conditions
at close ninge. The nobleman treated his imperial guest with
the most profound deference, entertained him royally and,
on the visitor's plea of having left Warsaw without bringing
along sufficient funds eagerly lent him several thousand elollars. j,
From cine castle to another the "incognito" emperor
jeeurneyeel. Everywhere he met wilh boundless hospitality.
I torses and jewels wero lavished upon him by his delighted
Polish heists. Great sums of money wero loaned to him. The
famous Prini'oss Raclzivil even offered him her heart and
hand. Other beautiful and patriotic women overwhelmed
him wilh attention, hoping thus to severe his friendship for
Poland.
News traveled very slowly iu those days. But any possible doubts of tlie incognito traveler's identity were swopt
away when at the Raclzivil palace ho chanced to meet (Jenoral
Grio'is, commander of France's Third Artillery Corps. The
general recognized him as tho Emperor Napoleon, lent him
lill tho money he could lay hands on and received in return a
promise eef promotion and a coveted "decoration."
For a long time this sort of thing went on. All Poland
rang with the pledges of aid unofficially given its nobles by
tho traveling Napoleon.   Then, at last, tho truth came out.
The real Nupoleon had not stirred from the city of Warsaw. Thc man who had been going about tbe country—borrowing money, making promises, deceiving even old General
Griois himself—was a petty chasseur officer, Jumilhac by
name.
Not only was he Napoleon's double in face and figure,
but he so cleverly imitated the Corsiean'a shrill, harsh voice,
abrupt speech and old mannerisms tlint Bonaparte's best
friends could scarcely discern the impostor from the emperor.
Tnllyraiul, anying others, declared he could not tell the two
men apart.
When the fake was discovered Napoleon sent for Jumilhac. Everyone expected to seo the potty officer orderod to
instant death. (For Napoleon was so absurdly sensitive to
all forms of imitation, that he had actually passed a law forbidding any child to be named for him.) But by senile
strange whim of mercy, the emperor contented himself with
dismissing Jumilhac from the army and ordering him back
to France.
PARIS, from thc character of the .Seine watershed, is con
stantly exposed to inundation, according to an engineer
ing expert writing in the London Times, but Paris is as
heedless of thc river as Naples is of Vesuvius or Messina was
of earthquakes. Observations havo boon taken at thc Pont,
do la Tournclle for over two hundred and fifty years. The
normal oepth of water there is from eight to ten feot; when
it reaches twenty feet it causes serious damage. The greatest
flood on record was in February, 1638, when a height of
twenty-nine foot was rocorded. The highest mark wo have
found for the recent overflow was 8.50 metres, a littlo less
than twenty-eight feet. The Seine scalo enables predictions
of great accuracy to be made as to what will happon within
twenty-four or forty-eight hours, but it provides no moaus of
avoiding what is impending. An attempt to forestall the
consequences of the floods has been made by building dikes
along the river bank, which aro the quais with their retaining walls; but the plans of the engineers wero modified. In
somo cases the walls were not made high enough; in others,
as at the Place da la Concorde, great gaps were loft open to
suit public convenience and aesthetic taste.
The floods arc inevitable, though until this yoar thoy had
not been extremely high for a long time. Some of tho streams
pouring into tho Seine, owing to the nature of their watersheds, become torrents in heavy rains. Others are slower in
action, but more dangerous, for they accumulate water till
it becomes excessive aud then send it in a loss rapid but
groater body to swell the Seine, in tho region around Paris
tho difference in elevation of the ground is slight. Tho river
bed at Tuileries is only a few foet higher than at Asinicrcs
after the Seine has taken a wide sweep around the whole city
Tho flooding of the sewers was due to the fact that tho outlet
of tho main sower at Clicby is flush witli the river. It was
placed there contrary to tho plan nf the engineer who dovised
tho modern scheme* of sewers. The blame for tho inundation
of tho underground roads has not been definitely settled as
yet; it is probably due to thoughtlessness and disregard of
the Seine's possibilities on thc part of all concornod.
The immediate remedies called for arc clearly thc buildin
of higher and stronger embankments for the rivor, an
changes in the outlets of the sewer system that will prevent
the Hoods from backing in. The condition, however, is a permanent one, and nature must be guarded against more effectively. In the eighteenth century it was proposed to fill in
the ground of Paris to a height above all possible floods. That
magnificent scheme is entirely out of tho question today. An
other plan suggested is to build a channel from tho Seine
above Paris to the first loop below the city and turn thc
flood water into this. That would cost 100,000,000 francs and
would relieve only tho city and its western suburbs.
The Times engineer seems to prefer tho plan of damming
up tlio streams of the upper affluents of tho Seine, retaining
tho water in timo of flood and lotting it out whon tho rivors
are low. He shows that the present freshot cannot be attributed to deforestation, for tree planting has been going on
for years in the Seine watershed. Ho bolioves tho floods
t.j be duo almost entirely to the nnturo of the soil, which can
nol be changed. Meanwhile Paris, having enjoyed its fortnight of excitement, is on the lookout, as it ever is, for new
sensations.
TO DELIVER THE WORLD FROM WAR
MR. MAURICE HEWLETT contributes to the Fortnightly
Review for February a brief but vory forcible, paper,
entitled "The Liberal Party and Its Future." It is
Hie substance nf an acldress delivered to workmen at, Leicester
on January loth. He tells the working classes "that you, the
working men, are masters cef Englarul; taking all England
over you are. fifteen or twenty to one." If they arc united
and organized no force in the country can restrain them, save
i'lSe-l-fM
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MILLIONS FOR A  HOSPITAL
TWO million and a half nf dollars for ;i hospital is to b<>
swnl hy the Hospital 'Vnint. of the city of Toronto, tmys
flif Canadian (Jourlcrj snid mono)1 to l»- oxponded within
tho next fow years on n scheme which fur magnitude ami
private enterprise on a public basis 1ms no oqual in Canada.
Tho new public Goneral Hospital Ii/in for two years boon under discussion,    It has boon lookod  at  from tin1 standpoint
• f exportism medical, civic and nrchitocl oral. Newspapers
kave devoted columns to its advocacy among tho elusions,
some of whom have conn- forward handsomely-—one to tho
tunc nf a hundred thousand. Delegates havo beon sent tn
the leading hospital and university centres nf t ho United
States and Greal  Britain to profit as much by tho experiences
• f other communities an might bo before millions of dollars
wero locked up in a scheme which could never bo cxpectod to
pay a dollar oi' dividend and would always bc eontingoul upon
in elemont of benevolence fnr support.
More than a yoar ago Ihe Hospital Hoard with ils shrewd
business chairman, Mr. .1. W, Flavellc, bought tho sito, eight
acre-*; in tli'- upper downtown district on College Street. rl lie
land ennt half a million. It is land which up tn the present
bns been a shacktown, squalid, raicroby, and Largely unproductive except on tho Itasi« of tenotnent-houso rent, it was
tho uppor ond of St. .(olio's Ward, which for years has been
tho civic and housing problem nf Toronto} a section which has
for its western limit a beautiful st roof, University A von no,
leading up to tho Parliament Buildings in Queen's Park with
the university over to Uie loft. Descriptive writers a fow
years ago "Hod to comment upon tho splendid environs of
ihe most abject ares in Toronto Tin
i  now  face fm  the picture.
Early last summer tho authorities coinmenc
of demolition, It vvhh something of a spectacle
hundreds of shacks to pull ilnwn ami back yards to oloar tip.
There were on University Avenue several decent and habit
able brnwnstone fronts to fear away. On the oast ond thoro
wns tlio |)ental Cottage, btirlt. Iohs lhan ton yonrs ago—n four-
iturey building. All are gone now, Medical experts learned
on tho ravages of microbciH advised elenrtng the site early and
hospital will put
id  the  work
Thoro wore
Grout Britain and Ireland has beon divided into eleven industrial districts, each in charge of a divisional chief.
Thoso divisions, again, will bo sub-divided into a national
clearing-house, situated in London; ton divisional clearinghouses; 32 firnt-elnss exchanges for towns of over 100,000
inhabitants; 43 second-class exchanges fnr towns of over 50,-
000 inhabitants; 20 third-class exchanges for smaller towns;
and 20 sub-ofiieos for still smaller districts or urban areas. It
is estimated that when all thoso ofiieos aro working tho annual
cost will bo about $1,000,000 and that between SOO and 1,000
0 flic i a is will bo employed in tho management of thom.
Naturally, having seen something of the results achieved
, those labor exchanges on tho continent, I was greatly interested in their somewhat belated establishment iu my own
country. Thore is nothing strange about tho idea of tho State
as employment agent in Franco and Germany and the lessor
countries, but T was curious to learn how this entirely new
role now adopted by a British Government would bo regarded
by both employers and employees in Britain. With the object, then, of informing myself in this direction, T set out to
visit some of tho exchanges.
These now State labor agents have no intention of hiding
thoir light or their business under a bushel. In plain white
letters on a groon ground, the legend, "Board of Trade Labor
Excbango" is painted oxer tho shot). Also a sign hanging
out over tho dour roads: 'l K. R,—Labor Kxchango (Board of
Trade1)." That will do for tho outside. Taking your turn in
the queue, you get inside, and (hid yourself in what closely
resembles a penny bank or a branch post-ollieo. There is the
inevitable counter btwoon you and the clerks, and tlio just as
inevitable grille or wire-work monstrosity on your edge of the
counter. Evidently these counters wore designed not to bo
leant across, but so that the business might be done over them
as speedily as possible. And that despatch is necessary in
these first days of registering, for thoro aro hundreds, thousands even, of applicants lining up to havo thoir names put
down on tlio registers. One mentally, whilst waiting, figures
out the proportion of unemployed to prospective employers.
Vour turn comes, nnd tho official behind tiie grille puts
you through a brief catechism—age. trade, whore you last
worked, what you are willing to do, ami so on. Thoro is a
refreshing freedom from rod tape and silly, unnecessary
questions. Vou aro not asked what was the religion of your
grandmother, or for how many children your stop-father
was responsible. Thoy sensibly "cut out tho cackle," these
now officials, and ask yon only such queries as actually boar
upon tho immediate business of tho moment—to satisfy your
requirements, if possible. When ho Iiuh entered his particulars the official hands ynu a card, stamped with a number audi
marked with an nflicial seal, aud says: "If you are suited
before this day wook, post this card to us and say so; you
needn't put a stamp upon it. If you are not successful call
again in seven dnys.
The exchanges, if should be explained, are divided into
three Coinpartmouts-—for employers, male and female employees respectively, .Nobody pays a cent. Anyone who is
out of work can go to his or hor district exchange and rogis-
ter, The omployer can write or telephone, stating his requirement-'. Applicants for work aro first put, on the "Live
Register," which is kept for those who have either just registered or have renewed their application within a week, not
having found employment. There is also an "Intermediate
Register," for those whose cards have lapsed during tho previous fourteen days, or who have been sent after jobs and
have not informed the Kxchango of the result. Another list is
the "Bead Register," of people for whom work has been
found, or who havo not renewed their registration for over
fourteen days.
Wii at results may be expected from tlio now labor exchanges? Well, at any rate, tho first will bo that they will
sort out tho workers from tho shirkers. It will separate the
genuine workers from the "won't works." Previously thore
has  boon  necessarily  littlo   true discrimination  between   tho
1 wo classes. Then, as a matter of courso, tho skilled worker
will lienofit most. Ifo is tho man who has learnt a trade,
who knows what ho can do. Ue is not ono of tho nondescript
class wlio are ready fo "do anything'* without being capable
of doing anything properly. The casual laborer must remain
an unsolved problem. He is bound always to alternate between employment and unemployment, Bo will always ho
'he first to suffer when trade generally is bad.
The labor exchanges do not pretend to make work; nol
system of offices and officials can create employment. But they
most certainly can regulate to a large extent tho labor market.
Tho exchanges can do nothing for tho wastrels, the idlers, I
'he tramps, the more nomads of civilization whose business j
in human society, whatever else it may bo, is certainly' not to
live as useful members of it. But they will most decidedly
(•rove a God-send to the genuine working man for wIioho labor j
there is a demand, either in his own or some othor district.!
Ho.   anyhow,   will   bo   saved   the   heartbreaking   experience |
MOOSOMIN,   SASK.
During tho time of Napoleon's exile to Elba, Jumilhac
was obliged to let his board grow and otherwise to disguise
himself in order to avoid execution, or at least arrest as tho
banished emperor. Several European monarchs sent for tho
"double"' iu order to gazo with safety and derision on the
counterpart of thc man who had onco humbled all Europe,
and to question Jumilhac as to the story of one of tho most
brilliant fakes of the ago.
THE OWL'S SENSITIVE EAR
MOST night-feeding birds, such as thc various species of
wihl duck and waders, depend mainly ou thc sense of
touch; and although an extraordinary sensitiveness
must be developed in their bills to enable them to distinguish
what is edible as they probo or dibble in tho ooze, tho process is largely mechanical. Owls, however, require tho keenest uud most mobile perceptions in order to capture tho samo
prey of mice and birds in tho dark which kestrels and sparrow hawks hunt by day.
It is probable that they depend even moro upon hearing
than upon sight. The tufts of feathers which distinguish
tho short-eared and long-eared owls, and are developed still
more imposingly in tho great eagle owl of northern Europe,
aro, of course, no more oars than thoy aro horns, but the true
ears of the owls are most remarknblo organs.
The facial disk of feathers, which gives thom their most
characteristic appearance, serves as a kind of sounding board
or ear trumpet lo concentrate the slightest sounds and transmit, thom to tho orifice of the true ear, which is concealed
in tho small feathers behind tho eye. Even in tho barn owl,
which possesses the least complicated arrangement of this
kind, the orifice of the ear is covered by a remarkable flap
of the skin; while in the other species thore are striking differences in tho size and shape of this orifice and its covering
flap on the two sides of thc head.
The exact way in which owls utilize this elaborately
specialized apparatus has still to bo discovered; but it is a
natural inference that two oars of widely different structure
must givo the owls which possess thom a power of localizing
sound, which is of tlie greatest uso to them whon hunting
small creatures in tho dark, lt is, therefore, all tho moro
surprising that tho barn owl's ears havo not this difference
of structure, although tho power of instantly locnting the
rustle of the running mouse must bo almost indispensable.
For catching small birds, which are tho especial prey of
tho wood owl, keeness of sight rather than of hearing must
bo necessary, since thoy aro chiefly caught whon at roost,
and tho largo nocturnal eye is developed in most of tho owls
almost as remarkably as the ear. In the short-eared species,
the eye is correspondingly reduced. It has also a far loss
conspicuous facial disk, nnd this might also seem to bo naturally explained as a result of its diurnal habits with the consequent reduction of tho need for acute hearing if it wore not
for the marked diffnroneo in the structure of its two oars,
which is oven greater than in the case of the wood owl.
Owls have a great variety of nocturnal calls 'and cries.
Thoy range from the hissing of the young white owls as thoy
wait for food, and the low snapping note which often falls
from the darkness around tho tree-tops on silent nights, to tho
brown owl's full-throated tu-whit-tu-whoo and tho white
owl's wild screech. Brown owls hoot moro persistently in
autumn and winter than in the summer, and the long-drawn
cry sounds louder and more resonant from among tho naked
aisles than whon it is softened and half stifled by tho roof
of vorduro. Tho white owl's screech is heard moro seldom,
but tho bird itself is usually mop conspicuous than the brown
owl in i district where they are equally common.
Its pale plumage often makes it visible in flight by night,
wholly apart from the disputed question of its occasional
luminousnoss. It sometimes flits abroad in tho earliest dusk
of evening, or oven in full daylight, while in summer it has
a characteristic way of flying low above the standing hay
fields, as if it wore a largo white moth seeking the clumps
of glimmering moon daisies. Though it glides past like the
vory spirit of silence, a few moments Inter its yell may ring
through all the valley.
only tho law of God and tho law of nature. But although
thoy have this absolute power, thoy have allowod the House
of Lords to exist and practically left Englsnd to be governed
by an antiquated, mediaeval, feudal kind of system which
every othor nation but ours has discarded. All this, howover,
is but preliminary to tho higher appeal with which ho concludes his paper, in which he summons tho masters of England, in the name of England's honor, to join their follows
oversea, and bo, with thom, saviors of Europo by delivering
tho world from war. This, ho says, can bo dono by tho use of
a terrific, paralyzing weapon  which would be irresistible:-—
"That weapon of yours is a General Strike, and with that
weapon you can bid wnr to cease. If tho Labor parties of
Kurope agreed that upon nny Declaration of War in Europe
there should be a simultaneous General Strike, not only that
war, but all war, would cease. It would never bo tried again.
I believe, myself, that the more threat of it would bo enough.
Now, gentlemen, if this is true—and, of courso, it is—it seems
to mo a cause in the promotion of which any decent man
would willingly work until ho died. It is a eauso in which I
myself am prepared, without question, to spend the remaining
years of my own life.    I can imagine no greater."
Mr. Hewlett sums up his case as follows:—
" Lot me now state the thing once moro in the terms of
a plain and single issue. The great matter is to provent any
money-lender, newspaper owner, or interested politician from
souding the flower of our manhood to shameful death or
shameful death-dealing, from condemning our women and
children to miserable bereavement. That's tho crux of tho
matter; and to mo it is as plain as a pikestaff that you can
prevent such trafficking with human life if you are a united
party—as you surely will be."
This holy work of prevention, as he calls it, is fascinating,
and wo cordially welcome Mr. Maurice Hewlett to tho rolo of
a pacific .Peter the Hermit.
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tors.
The copy is next bound up with about fifty thicknesses of j
sensitized paper and subjected to tho action of the Kontgen
tube.    Twenty blocks of fifty sheets each, it is claimed, can
be arranged simultaneously around a single tube, thus producing a thousand copies of the original with about ten second's
exposure.
MAIN CAUSE OF RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
WHY so many accidents on our railroads?" The answer
to this question is given by Master Mechanic F. P.
Roesch, of tho El Paso & Southwestern Railroad, in
one word—"chance-takers." And ho says emphatically that
tho chance-taker must go; having eliminated him, we shall
also have dono away with our accidents. Tho fundamental
cause of railway wrecks, Mr. Roesch told the railway surgeons at their recent annual meeting, is the human clement.
Vfo gives nn "honor list" of roads which did not kill a single
passenger during the last fiscal yoar, but omits to mention
tho Lackawanna, which has not killed one in ten years. Wo
road ns follows in Railway and Locomotive Engineering:
Mr. Roesch said that in former years it was not uncommon to hear the statement that in proportion to tho number
of mon engaged thero were moro fatalities on American railways than in nny ono battle in tho Civil War. At tho present time railroads afford groater safety to passongors carried
by thom than by nny othor moans of transportation.
"In support of this Mr. Roesch pointed out that tho
Pennsylvania, tho Burlington, tho Santa Fo. and the Chicago
& Northwestern ran thoir passenger trains for the yoar ending Juno M, 1909, without a single fatality to passongors. In
1008 the New Vork City street-cars killed 444 persons and injured 3fi,0fi0. With regard to steam railroads vory few accidents can bo sot down to defective equipment. Railroads aro
still striving to improve conditions further by constantly
adopting, at enormous outlay and oxponse. any new equipment or appliances which havo stood tho tost and aro proved
to bo ffiiciont safety-devices.
"Wben ono comes down to the only phase of railroad
cperat'on that so far has been beyond absolute control, tho
element, of human fallibility stands nut ns tho primary cause
of accidents in 99 cases out of ovory 100. The whole matter,
therefore, in Mr. Roesch *s opinion, resolves itself into a campaign of education. Every ono connected with railroad work
must Le taught that ho is a valuable cog in tho railway machine, and that any failure on his part may jeopardise tho
lives of hundreds.
"Mr. Roesch is emphatic in what he says of how to deal
with tho man who ia habitually careless. . . , On this
subject Mr. Roesch says: 'The chance-taker, regardless of
position, must be weeded out, and if ho can not ho brought to
a realization of his responsibility in any othor manner, then
statutory laws should bo enacted and enforced, treating the
proven chanco-taker through whose carelessness, indifference,
or neglect others havo been subject to injury, as a convicted
criminal, as much so as one who commits a felonious assault.
" 'When men can bo taught to roalizo that indifference
to the safety of others may in the course of events some time
place his own life or that of a member of his family in danger, a longer step will havo boon taken toward increased safety than all the mechanical appliances that can possibly be
adopted.'
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cool.    Whon cold, add tho Dammar v-J
nish.   If tho varnish is too bright wl
dry,    increase    tho   quantity    of   w[
First prime the wall with tho oil, t
apply four coats of paint, smooth, 11
finally apply tho coating of varnish.,1
WATER-GLASS MOBTAB
MIX 100 parts of dried sand wilfl
parts of lime which has doo-l
posed in the air, and 2 partsj
powdered    chalk    or    limestono,    n
through a sieve, and add 2 parts of Bi j
water-glass solution of 33 dcg. Bo.
Sporting News
IT is sad news that Shrubb is like'1
to bo obliged to rotire from rum j
bocauso of a bud log. liis caso'l
minds mo of nn ineicription on an
tombstone in an English churchyi1"]
This is tho way it sot forth the circj]
stances of ono Jane Groy's domiwi
"Here lies tho body of auld Jano G\e/j
Hor would if hor could, but hor coulc
stay,
Sho'd a soro leg and a baddish corf;
But  'twas tho leg us carried her orl
And it will bo Shrubb's log as
carry him off the running track  if]
goes, as it is said ho must.   A bad 'I
truly, but it is to bo romombered inlT
sot that this same log has dono its _
in   carrying   the   game   littlo   bodwi
which it is a part through more rl
than were ever run—and won—by
othor man  wc know about.      I de.'
know tho exact number of  races
Shrubb has run, but whon ho was '1
two years  ago, tho nunibnr was na
fifteen hundred und nobody can ac™
Alfred of Sussex of loafing on the
since that timo.    Ho lias run everyb J
who lias stuck up a hand to bo boarec
with money in it, of course—anil so j
of 'em have been accommodated foniJ
five times when  thoy  had  tho cashl
settlo the bill.
And bo's boon everywhere nud blj
again to look theso chaps up, has Alfil
No   sojoring around  home  and   get'J
soft and fat waiting for somebody
como   along   witli   a   woodpile   on
shoulder nud sporting for a race. "T^l
my   style."   saith   Alfred   of   Suss,|
"Show  me  where  there's A  chap
thinks ho can run a bit and I'll go »1
show him he can't." And bo has wr«l
has Alfred, and it didn't make lyi difftl
how far tho chap was awny, either. Lil
Shrnbb bo in Boston and t'other chal
in Vancouver nnd it was just a mutt, I
of chucking somo things in a bag ail
taking  train  for  throo thousand   miler
or so.    When  ho got there,  ho didn\
waste any time about getting down
business.     Alfrod   of   Sussex    businft
formula for such occasions was extrom#-|
ly simple.    Put in questions it was lik»l
this.
Will  you  run ?
How much  monoy have you got!
What's your distance!
That's all there was to it OXM71I
cou.iting tho money nfter tho race, an*
Alfred has had so much practise at Iliad
that ho could do it with one hand anjf
pack his gr;p with tho other to g?t tl
some othe'.r chap with a notion he coiilq
run  and some money along with   !r
Onco in a while—so seldom that U
ca*i count the times on his toes anl
have n toe* eer two to r.pare—.\tfrm
struck a sung. Thnt was when he tec]
on the Manthcu stunt or gave sol
chap so much of a start that he couldn
catch him up. Generally, awny
Alfred at the pistol-shot and it had]
bn a might;.- good man to keep from
ing tun nway from in the first foi
inilos. That has been Alfred of SusseJ
long suit—to kill his man off quick
soon and to beat him as badly as pi
sihlo early in tho game, lie found thi
nothing beats liko beating early, a/
Hint when the average runner saw hi;
self lapped a few times in the eail
stages of the race, ho went weak at til
heart and wns easy to beat.
I hopo to goodness that Shrubb
not be driven from  running by a blj
leg, but it needn't surprise anybody f
ho is.    All of those races togethor mafl
up a lot of work, and nothing short of 1
perpetual motion leg could be expectel
to last forever under such a strain. Tl(™
Marathon   distance   told   heavily   upo^
Shrubb, too, nnd it was one of his fen
errors in running that he allowed himl
self  to bo  dragged   into  overdoing hiw
listnnce by so much.    Tt was n groafi
temptation,  though,  and  older soldier
than Alfred of Sussex—I said older, no<|
better.    Bid I say better!—have bee«
led  into error through ambition to dol
moro than they could do.   All the same,!
Shrubb has been the daddy n' thom altj
at distance running nnd. ns ho himso
rein.irks, the Marathon distance is not 1
test  of running quality, but  of end-
ance quality.
...
A SUCCESSOR    for    Shrubb!       Ai
equivalent!    Thore   is   none,    ii
see thnt  Meadows  is touted  for
the  crown  that  Alfrod of Sussex  has]
worn so long.    Meadows is a good manj
Ho  runs   well   at   both   ends—feet  aMM
head—and he has a fine build for speec?, J
too, but never beliovo thnt ho will dof
what Shrubb hns done.    Probably  nobody will do that for n whilo, at least,!
and when it is dono it will be by somal
marvel  nt  the  running gamo.  Marvels!
aren't born every minute—like suckorn*]
and it is likely to be yenrs and years!
before annthor eShrubb will be produced.,!
Meanwhile,   Meadows   has   a   lot   ofl
work cut out to put himself in Shrubb V.J
placo—always provided that our friendl
Alfred is really down and out—as Bamal
Rumor hath it he is.   Thero aro a bunchl
of chaps on tho other Bide of tho bigl
pond that Meadows must cast up with]
before he mny cop off the laurel for disf
tanee running.    There's another bunchl
Canada, not a fow in the States, and!
it's  a   poor  day  when   a  few  Swcde^
don't come out in tho champion runnen
■lass, or a scattering Frenchmnn or Ital-j
ian.    Everything but  the alarm  clock
enn   run   flno  nowadays,  nnd  tho  nexd
champion  to wear Shrubb's shoes will
have to get a big hustle on and do moraf
work   than   a   little.       Even   then,   th*
chances—ten    thousand    to    a    singisj
clinnce—are   thnt   the  footgear  will   Di|
a misfit. THE HOSMER TIMES
A Husband by Proxy
Bp JACK STEELE
CHAPTER LV.—(Continued)
wasn 't for myself I askod,'' he
I hastened to add, "I'll act my part
Itill ynu dismiss me. L only thought
inother man were to come upon the
lie far-off sound of a ringing house-
\ came distinctly to his ears. Dorn-
[lookod up in his face with a start-
light in her great brown eyes that
le a new interest within him.
|l'ho bell." sho said. ''I heard it!
mild be coming here tonight?"
le slipped to the door, drew it open
\rh. and listened there attentively,
jrrison was listening also. The
rto the outside steps, in tho hall be-
was opened, then presently closed
a slam.     The  caretaker admitted
| ior.
'ond!    I'd like to see him!" said
juice of a man.    "Upstairs!n
frothy turned  to Garrison with hor
las white as chalk.
I)h, if you bad only gone! " she said.
,'hat 's the trouble?'' ho asked.
■lo's eome?"
Perhaps you can slip in my room!"
(whispered.    "Please hurry!"
hastened across the apartment to
fcr,  with   Garrison  following.     Tho
wished him to depart. She could not, of
Course, do otherwise.
"Thank you," bc said to the elder
Robinson. "I must leave in fifteen minutes. ''
Dorothy looked at him strangely. She
could not permit him to stay, yet she
felt the need of every possible safeguard, now that her cousin had appeared. The strange trust and confidence
she felt in Garrison had given her new
hopo and strength. To know be must
go in the next few minutes, leaving her
their with the Robinsons, afflicted her
abruptly with a sense of desolation.
Yet there was nothing she could say
or do to prevent his immediate retreat.
Young Robinson, made aware that
Garrison would soon be departing, appeared to be slightly excited.
" I 'II go down and 'phone for my suitcase,'"' he said, and he left the room at
mice.
Aunt Jill and old Robinson sat down.
It was quite impossible fur Garrison to
ask them again to retire. Dorothy crossed the room and seated herself before
thc piano. Garrison followed, and stood
there at her side.
She had no spirit for music, and no inclination to play, nevertheless she permitted hor hands to wander up and down
>na belied.   Bhe remembered BheUh  ,        ,..,„;     ,-,„.,,, -t,   S!1(1 1)it
locked it herself, from the farther    f ,,„''.„.;.,„ »       lh.lt: t„„k '„ potont
.since  the  advent -ef her uncle  In :,„,,,, „„ %&„iBm <H tioDS
"Is there anything .1 ean do but go?''
he murmured, his voice well masked by
tho melody.    "Do you  think you  may
need me very soon '"
"I do not know.    1  hope not," she
,     ,    ,,        , .answered, for him alono to hear.    "I'm
of extraordinary length, buttoned if,,'been so disagreeable.   Do y
round his neck.    It concealed hi in
T.-epts chin to his heels.
turned tee lend him round, by the
B But tho eliicer swung open abruptly.
T tall, handsome young man was at
lliroshold. Ilis hat was cm. He was
■ed, despite the season, in an over
ISVhy, hello. Dot!" he said familiar-
' You '
really have to go awny from town?"
Yes.
"Today you said you had no employ
lyoi.r Jerold weren't trying to run " ,.|t   WM   ,,.„,,      ,,,,„ y nt   ,,.im0
I  hope. .within ten minutes of your leaving,    i
frothy struggled against her confus- L    fc |t    Por know you hardly ex-
Bin   fllflrm ... *• ■ , i
.     pected to require mv services so soon."
ims,n!     She played a trifle louder, and asked
,, . ,,      ....      ,    'him:    "Where are you going?"
Mub   is   my  cousin,   Mr.   J heodore      „To BranchviUo and Hicltwooa."
She
nd alarm.
I'liv,
sho   faltered.
do  ynu  do?"  said  Garrison,
fcjg bo mo what distantly, since none
Robinson group had particularly
^ed to his tastes.
are you?" responded Dorothy's
b with no attempt to conceal an
[•iitily demeanor. Crossing to Doro-
|i*li deliberate intent to make the
nf his relationship, he caught her
* arms.
iw's everything with you, littlo
icnrtf" he added in his way of
I intimacy. " What's the matter
■my customary kiss,"'
loihy, with every sign of fear or
tat Ion upon her, seemed wholly un-
move, lie pul his arm roughly
her and  kissed her twice.
The   playing   suddenly   ceased
looked  up at him swiftly.    In  nervous
haste she resumed her music.
"Not on detective work? You mentioned insurance."
1 • Il  concerns insurance.''
Sho was silent for a moment.
•' When do you return?''
'• I haidly know,'' he nnswered. "And
t Buppose I've got to start at onco in
order to maitain our littlo fiction."
"Don't forgot to write." sho said,
blushing, as she had before; and sho
added: "for appearances.'' She rose
from   her seat.
Garrison pulled out his watch and remarked,   for   the    Robinsons   to  hear:
"Well, [Vo got to be off."
, ,. "Wait  a  minute, please,'' said  Doro-
[•nson, watching with  feelings ill  u     as -,. posses8Gd b'v a smM(Ml imnuUo
ossed, beheld hor shrink from the ^ sI](, ,..'„, .*nmi ,,,;, poOMJ |ik(1 ;i lcMld
fct.      She   appeared   to   push   her
off with small effort to disguise
athing, and fled to Garrison as if
:t of protection.
^'hat  aro   you   Beared    off"  said
Robinson,   moving   forward   to
her again, and laughing in an irri-
|g way.    "You used not  to "
Irrison  blocked  him promptly, sub-
Icivnisly   wondering    where   lie  had
^d that laugh before.
Iperhaps  that  day has  passed."  ho
quietly,
|io visitor, still with his hat on, look-
over with anger.
[Jealousy   already,   hey?"   ho   said,
'you think I '11 givo up my rights as
Jousin you're off, understand?
Inrrison stilled an impulse to slap the
'    face.
I'Whal are vour rights as a cousin, if
t!" he said.
; Wait   and   soo,"   replied   Robinson,
kit   was  mighty   fond   of  mo  once—
Dot?"
jrrison felt certain of his ground in
ling the follow,
rwiiati'vor the  situation  might havo
In in the past," he said. "it. is very
filtered at  present.
i hat   so .'''   demanded   Theodore,
[rhaps you 'II   find   i ho   game  isn 't
"   "shod yet."
Krothv, still whito and overwrought,
■opted to mediate between tho two.
can't let you  mon start off liko
JM she said.    "I—I'm  fond of you
1 wish you would try to be friend-
ling," said her cousin, with
/on change of front that in no wise
Garrison, and ho hold forth his
•Will you shake?"
[jt Dorothy wished him to greet the
civilly, and not incur his ill-feol-
efarrison was sure. He took tho pro*
Ll hand, as cold as a fish, and drop-
again immediately.
|udore laughed, and stepped grace-
away, his long coat swinging out-
[with his motion.    Garrison caught
n of red, where the coat was part-
the bottom—and he knew where
fd  hoard  that   laugh  before.    The
i-ofore him was no other than tho
i  had seen  next door, dressed in
shings as Satan.
c-vas not to bo understood in a mo-
and Theodore's parents had re-
Id onco moro to the door, indeed,
[dd man had behold the momentary
"clasp of the men, and he was not-
hieodore!"  he cried;   "you're not
Inff friends with a man who's sneak-
I.T and married Dorothy, I hope!    i
■dn't havo believed it!"
(why not?" said his son.    "What's
done."
ts mother said: "Why have you got
Ti overcoat such a night as this?"
Because t like it," said Theodore.
Iirrison   knew better.    lie wondered
It the whole game signified,
fhj old man was glaring at him sharp-
L' should think for a man who has to
at    nine   your   time   is   getting
It." ho said."  "Perhaps your story
K invented."
jrrison took out his watch. Tho
fcm would havo to bo played to the
The hour lacked twenty minutes
line. He must presently depart, yet
felt that Dorothy might need protec-
Having made up his mind that a
tiage bad doubtless been planned lie-
pi   Dorothy   and   Theodore—on   the
With nothing particularly pleasant to
say to tlio Robinson.-!. Garrison approached a centre-table and turned tho pages
of a book.
Dorothy was bark iu a moment.
" I'll go down to tin1 door," she said.
Garrison said good-night to tho Robinsons, who answered curtly. Ho closed
the dooi' upon thom as he left the room.
Dorothy had hastened to the stairs before him, and continued down the hall.
Hor lace was intensely white again as
she turned about, drawing irom hor
dress ;i neat, Hat parnd, wrapped in
paper,
"I told you today that T trust you
bsolutely," she said in a nervous undertone. "I wish you'd take care of this
package."
Garrison took it, finding it heavy in
his hand.    "What is it?" he said.
"Don't try to talk—they'll listen,"
she cautioned.    "Just hurry and go."
"If you need me, write or wire," he
said.    ' 'Good-night!"
Sho retreated a little way from him,
as if she felt he might exact a husband's
right of farewell, which the absence of
witnesses made quite unessential.
"Good-night," she answered, adding
wistfully; "I am very grateful, believe
me.''
She gave him hor hand, and his own
hand trembled as ho took it.
A moment later he was out upon tho
street, a wild, sweet pleasure in his
veins.
Across the way a man's dark figure
detached itself from tho darkness of a
doorstop  and   followed   where   Garrison
Willi.
Shadowed to Ins very door. Garrison
came to his humble place of abode with
his mind in a region of dreams.
It was not until he stood in his room,
and his hand lay against his pocket, that
he thought again of Dorothy's parcel
surrendered to his keeping. Ho took it
out. lie felt he had a right to know its
contents.
It  had  not  been   sealed.
He removed tho paper, disclosing a
narrow, shallow box, daintily covered
with leather. Tt was merely snapped
shut with a catch.
He opened it, and an exclamation of
astonishment  escaped  his lips.
It contained two necklaces—one of
diamonds and one of pearls, the gem.i
of both marvellously fino.
"fence," in which be himself had possibly boon impressed as a tool, by tho
cleverest intrigue. The entire attitude
of thi- Robinsons might, he realized,
have boon but a part of tho game. He
had witnessed Dorothy's acting. It
gave him a vivid sense of hor powers,
some others of which might well lie concealed behind her appearance of innocence.
And yet. when he thought of the beautiful girl who had begged him not to do-
sort, hor, Ue could not think hor guilty
of the things which this singular outcome might suggest. He was sure she
could clear up the mystery, aad sot herself straight in his eyes.
Not a little disturbed as to what he
should do with these precious baubles,
sparkling and glinting in his hand, he
knitted his brow in perplexity. He was
due to leave -New York at once, on
orders from Wicks. No safe deposit
vault was available at such an hour. He
dared not leave the things behind in this
room.    There   was   uo   alternative,   li
A   GREAT NAVAL  HERO
By  II.  \V. Wils
mem-  shouted, "Hothorham, whal   would   Nel
ad-   son give   to  be he
e-el to the point to be welded and slight- every inhabitant of these realms, than
ly withdrawn, nnd the electric- arc thus any other. It stands today us the one
formed quickly melts the end of the rod, malady in tbe whole list of human ills
causing ;i drop from it tee adhere i.. tbe with u death rote of eent. per cent,
work. This is hammered and il.e- pro- Once the disease, a form of trypano
cess repeated. A great variety of work somiasis, has reached the stage known
can lee- eliine. an.l in but I welding a as sleeping sickness, the fate of the
practical rate for 3-8 inch plates is sufferer is sealed. There is nn lice|..- for
aboul  ton feet an hour. bim.
A   curious   German   u*e   of   mercury      Mere statistics convey an  utterly in-,
vapor   lamps   is   lee   supply   ultra-violet   adequate impression  of the  havoc  this   "VTO nation is the poorer for coram
lays   for  making  sulphuric  acid.    Sul- strange  iline-ss  has  wrought.     In  Menu-  J_\   orating its great men, and the
phurous acid gas mixed with air is in- places  the    traveller   passes    for  .lays iniral   whom   England   hone i   re        Ihe  lioval Sovereign  vanished in the
trodueed into a lead-lined tower Bpray through deserted towns, true cities of eently is assuredly worthy to be remem smoke, reeoh ng and giving terrible
ed with line jets of water, and the the dead, line entire population uf the bered among her noblest characters, blows. A few seconds later th.* Hritish
ultra-violel radiation in the tower en- district Having been blotted out; whole Collingwood indeed was nee consummate ensign al her masthe . v - discerned
tircly converts the sulphurous into aid- tribes lone- been  swept away, vast   re   genius.     But   hii   was   pre-eminently   ee ,!. . ;,..,'
phuric ae-id.    The acid solution is made gions denuded of human life. In a few  life of service to liis country. i   .   ;_. ,     ,  ,  nart.IIe haci
stronger  by  using  it   instead   e,;'   water |short  years something like  on illi.m       Born   in   1750,  the  descendant   of  an | broken  the I !, and thai
iiioini ul I lie was never in 'I eubt.
Early  in  the  light  the uews  re ached
gw -        li  wa,       ertally
wounded.      in   otneer   brought   him   the
. ■•." : In     ■■     luvi   anil farewell. Tl    i
1       ngwood  tc nderly  des
ci i.- i .-. ■ ;i  ■ • ■     hei hood than
thirty ye are."   It wi - h lh the anguish
of  le-        neuse luss fresli   in  bis  I earl
lhal   ('nllingn    ..]   .v tin    ileal   des
|eatcli I  lling ol ba tl      ■ Trafalgar,
which i   th the si I .. tj ol
en anthi in, and  gives  the glor;   lc   ijocl
:ee spray successive towers. [persons have perished of it.    No plague ancient but decayed Northumbrian fain
. hooting   stars   leave   beon   estimated1'" l,llst history, un war ever waged lias ily. f e very boyhood to his premature
bv VV.  II. Wckering to vary, if of the levied anything approaching so heavy a old  age.  his years,  with  tho  exception
.- .    . '  ..       * -   -      , ■    ! e ,,il  ,,,,   ,,,,,,,!.-, it.l .,        i.. :. »■ :.. c    ...    . .
third magnitude, from ie or 7 inches iu
diameter to a mere grain. From stellar
measurements, C. i'abii has calculated
that siu-h a meteor 100 miles away
would bo an inch in diametei an.l wii^h
about  five grains.
The ancient alchemists sought to
transmute inferior metals in to valuable
ones, but Sir William  Ramsay's trans
ie.il
a ii.aieKiiicI
>t  une- brief period, were .- (e. i.i  ai   ...
Long  recognized   by  tho  black   man, often in tho hardest  aad most   irksome
it was practically ignored by the white vrork that can fall tee a naval officer, lie
until in epiile recent years,   .lust  as iu had his lill of battles.    Fow men in thc
ile case uf tick fever,  tlee-r African British Navy could boasl more great en-
complaint, tho vie-iims of slooping sick gagements,   lie was proscnl  in  ,-outh ul
iniss wore ofteu treated as maliugerors, the   sunguinarj    conHict   near' Boston,
and accounts'of il relegated to tbe cate when the dauntless British infuntrv, in
gory of native superstitions!    Then sud- the fa ' fearful loss, drove the'Am-
munition   tl v'suDtioses  that   heavv !cll'"'-v il ";"''''' up and compelled atten- ericans from  Bunker's 11.11.    Thai   was
. ... •  i,:..„      j,
elements are degraded into lighter cue's!!1""-   Jt sl»"'"'' ''■""> one small district his baptism of fire, lie fought in middle  not  i an.    (H   his own uxii    ts Col
leva breaking up of their atoms.   In his  '" .'Jvst ""'trai  Africa  wilh  the awful age  in the victory eef the  1st  of Juno, lingwood had sni.l ■   thing
early expori nts, the exposure of chom-  swiftness oi n prairie lire, till now the   1791, and I nine to Nelson's aid in the hi Hi   Paul's, side by side   in "bon
Ically pure sulphate of copper to radium  wl,0'e, tropics  oi   the   Dark   Continent crisis  nl   the  still  greater glory  of lit. en's  central  r.,ad,"  sl ep   Nelson  am
pun.* sulphate ot coppi
emanation yiotded a product that show-
must'carry thom along in liis pocket.       '"'  'i"' spectrum  eef lithium.    Ilis con-
Inasmuch ns the problem could met
possibly be solved at mice, and in view
of tho fact tbat his mind, or his heart
elllsiceii that the heavy copper was de
graded intee the lighter lithium has been
|uestlonod    by   several   chemists   wii
are  threatonod   with  depopulation,  and Vincent.     The- pan which Tie played al   i       ■ |
wo  are seriously  confronted   with  the Trafalgar is known to all. ■„.-, rvic,   t.i i
possibility   by   no means ren , of a      It   is   curious   to   note   how   chance  soil  were   il  thai  ind	
tropical  Africa   without   human   inhabi brought Cedliiigwood and Nelson togeth    i:,,i   bi    livid
tants. uv.    i heir  careers   ,■,i.-■ lock   al   several
What wo leitiew of lln1 disease scare
refused credit Dorothy  with  guilt Bave  repeated  tho experiments,  indud- ,   u "at we know of the disease scarce points.     II,.   followed   Nelson   step   I,*
there was nothing to do but    is', iss the ing   Madame   Curie,   the  discoverer   of •? .ef?e'*s  «'>'«<    the   natives   always >t0,, ,,,, the steep ladder of pi li „ } **sn 1IIA1 CL1MB TRLES
s^biee     ,ifar as noLwe   and make radium.   Tho idea of atomic degradation '»a"'tai nod   and   were  laughed  at   for ,,,,  vv,,.,   Indies, succeeeiing  Ihe greal fMAOINATIU.N  has always played a
,     Iv i     be ul '        " Booms to  have  taken  a strong lied,I  of <lol«fi so—namely, that   it   is commuui- seaman ns lirsl  lieutenant, us comiiiuncl 1    prominent   part   in   fish   literature,
Ho cia-nc'l a'drawer l -oeure the Sir   William,   however, and  hi.  latest «ted by-tho bite; ofIn certain        , ,,, „„,, ;    ,,,,,„,,     M                ..,  N„, ..    „dll       . ... _.    ,;||
lie opened a drawer tee |
I'c-ws things requisite for his trip,    On
ber eef linen garments lay ant to believe that the elements silicon,
pretty young woman,    lie took it nj
gazed ni it. calmly, and presently shook
his bead.
fie turned il over,
On the back of it was written: " With
tho  love of my heart—Ailsa."
Hi' had kissed this picture a thousand
times, in rapture. It. had onco represented his total of earthly happiness,
and then—when the notice of her marriage hnel come sn baldly, through tho
mail—it had symbolized his depths cef
despair. Through all his hurt he bad
clung, not eeiily to the picture, but also
to some fond belief that Ailsa loved
him still; that the words she had spoken
and the things she had done, in the days
of their courtship, had not been mere
idle falsehoods.
Tonight, for the lirst time since his
dream had been shattered, tho photograph left him ciebl ami unfeeling.
Something hael happened, he hardly
knew what—Bomotbing he hardly dared
confess to himself, with Dorothy only
in his vision.   The lifeless picture's clay
,^ci      ee elicence,     nieee e-\ c-c,    .cei'e     eee^,    c.eie-cec        . - : ,  i     -"II	
work hns led both himself and his assist- ?'   ,80.tfl0  uy<—glomunii  pa nnlis.       Ihe Bon in a dispute with a slack ad
mmodiate  cause  of  tho   illness  is  the the   Wesl   Indian  Station    ii    liingen
1   tbo  spinal | |i,,g f„r ,,  young ollicor, and, le,,
olumn uf a purasito, n member of tho ally,
top eel a nun r en  iiiii*ii garments ea.v  ■■■■■ ■;  ■•   - ■■ -  --- •■■■ ■ ■■■■-, i „rosnr,„„   ;.    .e,,,   , ...,,.,.
-   ihotograph—tho picture of a sweetly titanium,  zin um,  lead and thorium I
1 ft  "I e «/     ,    , , ,     ,   .       ,,,.,,,,..,,,.,,   ,..   , i.„
ire responsible for bo many inaladi
both  man  and   beast   in   Africa.
The glnssina palpalis acts as a temporary bust of tin' parasite, and so conveys it from one human being to nn-
other. II is now saiel Mini the (ly may
remain infected for as leeiig a< iwee years,
liuve been degraded by exposure to tb
radium emanation, into carbon, a lighter
element of the same group. Whether
this vindicates tho degradation  theory
as fully as is supposed remains to be
seen.
In thc general microbe scare cef r it
veins   danger   has   been   seen   in   green
vegetables,   but   this   fear,   liko   others,
has been  lately  shown  tn have  no  real
foundation.   The supposed discovery of
soil microbes in the interior of vegetable
stalks led to the conclusion thai  thoro
is great risk   in  the use of sewage and
even of ordinary manuro in market gne
cloning,   investigating further, le'einling
er  and   Nouri   have   been  trying  in   all
possible   ways    tee    infocl    plants   with i
microbes, and have uniformly tailed to!
got colonies of microbos from the i r|ra?1?£*l;a_b_,_0 "s. s"'.''.l'!'
■dec!    Nelson
i:imi..i mler
re,
1.11
'I he
• isun! c ri       is, I
lliui     ell'sel    b,    facts   concerning
exl raor linai,   and  v.
larg.'   family   of   trypanosomes,   which   in-chief of the  victorious Heel  on  thai   :"l 'lata le'eiichiiig the lisl
ul evening when  Ihu  Victory, iiiaimecl When  years  age.  a   lieutenant   in   tin-
ami stricken, rolled  in a heaving -, ,e cef Butch   Knsl   Indian   service   reported   lee
dead, after the crowning mercy of Tin " superior thai  he had en   [lit   i fish on
falgar. ll     loin of :i palm I ree ,,. e feel above
"Whal  greal   lee-.-nis they  hud;  whal the ground, while il  was in tlie- acl  of
gentlemen they were!" said Thackeray meving up still  higher, we can imagine
of the Iwce famous admirals. Th is't with whal  n kery the account wus re
.luring the  whole of  which   time  it   is  perfect sympathy and confidence united reived.    Naturally en,,ugh, inquiry was
potent le.r mischief.    I'he nioro presence  them.   "'.Ve- can, in*, dour Coll., li,  o uo made as i e whut, admitting the tale to
petty j.-aleeiisics."  i .ne of  Nelson's be- hue, the fish expected
!' tho parasites  in  the human systen
'Ines  not   of    itself   necessarily    imply
sleeping sickness, or even, in some eases,
much   inconvenience.    They   have  been   fi-j
found in the blood of natives apparently
in goucl health.    They tend, however, tee   mav   .:
work their way tee the spinal cord, and   him on
l hen it  is that trypansominsis l» mes  w | i-e
g sickness. . y,.]  no
n.lc uring letters lee him, " I shall come
ut and make yen a visit —not, my dear
, tn take your command from you.
.      .      bill   le, , SU]|   i|,,-,\-   I,,.   ;    v,..
.el il.'
leunliy,'
s aiTocI
arts
if the infected plants.    They re-     TBo disease itself is one of the me.st   |lngw , Wila   ,„iwai,ll
wrote  tn
el    I 'nihil"
o the full,
nlike. Col-
old,
top ol the i  thai would subserve an)
priirlie'iil purpose the said fish might
hnve.
An earlier reporter of this fact, ono
Abieuzeyd, writ ing in tin   ninth cei tury,
hud noted the t climbing li.sli ami had
n sntisfiicl ;; explnnal ion to oiler.
Uneuzoyd  was  not   treeiiblcee]  Ir   science.
i" ' real ure wenl   up in I' |' upon the
...ml  their evidence  ns conclusive"that I-?1,"1  ,',',.,','"s '''   llngel''ng A?lM\ "nagin- and si t.    Being poor   intcrtuined I
germs remain on  Ihe surface cef plants, n     • symptom  is  nlmosl   .-,1 but   little.     lie   dov 1   an   excessive it-     '■' ■   sntisfie.l,   ii   reli I  to  the
never penetrating into llu* interior. ways a restlessness, a desire tn he con- nmoiint of bis time to pure routine and water.    The siivn   ts, h  never, ev  :■   un
stantly on the move, to gel  away from ofTieo  work.     He  saw   but   littlo  of  his nble i i ucvepl  this i splunati.iu uml call
id dry battery i
really  contninin
June's customary   routine,   from
' s  subordinates,
libI  c il for furthei  particulars.    Thev  point-
in his vision.   The lifeless picture 's elny  trie  cell   really   containing  a   liquid   .er    -,'   .   j        ";    .,     . •' „' „.     .,, ." ?T™',",•,      '"   l"VC   "-"'"T    ,   "''   " ,        '    '"T     .   '   	
was gone at   last. paste whoso .Irving out-as on standing L',' :, rf„     ,'      ' f ' '"''•'   m*        "':'S    ""'"T ,"'    '"'   '''''!'  ' . !   ' i*'"'"1' "" " '"
lleMcssecl it back in the drawer with on  a  shelf-destrrlys the usefulness of ] , ]'-. s'     '. [?»,,;'   About the same tmc ')■*    V\"" '■":'<"" r,S^f^ " «*$      '  'l"?.sl • ™l>»'sts  on  wale,   msec
a gesture of finality, drew forth a o.im- the battery, but a unique new battery !       ,!,!,,;         ,        !    .,, .    . sI"P-    'N,'Im"'.s wms » r"    "I'"',  l!s '"",  "   l',"! M. "," ,:i".'1   V'""1M i!"   ":"
ber of cellars and ties, then went to a cell, called the Anhydrous, is dry unlil,      ^,          ,                ,^'      ,. TJin to ■«"»» "«l»-"'y« » '-* '';;>•"' \. "> f™"'»'"' '""' '    ' s "1"" "."•   It'"*"™™
i                                                                         j ihn.-e at ine ii.u k ui tin   neLi   -uegin in generous   hospitality   to   ull   aboul   bun, ;"'   -"   I rained   that   il   might   possibly
I5
i
j
iff'"'    ''' *i*n
SHS8k9tf.-e*&-ee>4- '-'■'"-n'- ''.iM    i^L^-^ii^^'^^t^^i'-Xtf. ■■
'"f:- ', , -..,r.*"-!,     ».
3H>tWBa!3EB^
naB-MSjiae'.,
swell, without,  however,  causing much. ■ .,,„*   |10  took "his officers  fullv  into  his
discomfort, conlidenco,   When  ho appeared  cm  the
j     There    is   also   usually    intermit tent . cv0 of Trafalgar bis captains all fell to
fever of irregular periodicity, and short-  painting their ships the color he liked,
ly afterwards a rash  vory often  makes  'j*i10y   I,ml  shown  CollingW I   no  such
ils  appearance,  especially  ecu   the  back   attention,
.and chest.   This rash is a marked characteristic in white mon, bul it is met su        . ,,. ,.    ,       '       '.,,'.'.
conimoi long blacks;  isibly its pros-   , ' ""'"gwood s letters are full ol   thence es,- s notice on tho dliskv hide\,\ev ">&<*("* »>? wife and children.  1„
of the negro.    At  this time fits'of ex- ; !""m..,lls, ljm":-'li'- 'ilways^veeiit brn-k as
limb n I ree. t hey are al ' he same i ime
ulso bo i run e I  I hat  ii  could nol  make
' veil iiii effort to descend,   The bjec
i ions huve not  yet  been an iwerod, nor
lius any fish since 1 n caught live' feel
uliove ground     The cui i ms thing, how
'■   i-   thai   the  habit   of climbing is
admitted, whnlev er mny be the mol ive.
Tin' i lingalese, il   is said.  ,-cr their
lisli I raps w ith  nel I iug, e i i hat, us they
oi  ine negro,    .v    tins nine ms oi  ox- , ,  the"uuarter-Tloi-h   or  I,     into '"•plain, i I. mav creep up the poles
eme languor  affect the  sullorer   and   , „ .-,,„ J,rmo," w-ot"n bro   e  '  """ ver the side.   S peel
men    Deciline    completely    emnscmaieel. ... ,          ...      , .'         .         , .,i.i,, ,. ,;.,,,;,..    ,.   i i i,,,
fm           ci               ,                c e i«' ucer. bnier a    e-r his i Cei h   '' I he linen- "'ie au .cue lien iiv    as i.ii \ aril mi     i
The  restlessness  becomes  llius  e-ul   up .         .      h ,mu "» lu|i»e     "" ,"""' ,.,       ,,.,.      ..   •   ,
ieete,  e„.,-i,„l-  nf ,,v.-ii,.„i„„i    _,,.,,;,,' ber eel years be had been  marred  and "' ",s "'■''  "  '' "  l'"1"     sojourn in any
into  pen.ed,  ,,|   oxcitqmeiit   alternating ..   .                 .       ,,,.,, .,,....      ,, ,.„„,;,„.,, m.., ,,	
with   reactions  of  lethargy  and   indol-  f-?e ;nm.-?er "{ lin-" '"' l,a<*  '"'""  wit"
1     since  the   war  commenced.
tually  strangers   t
ence.
Littlo by littlo 11
Private Steam Yacht Which Will Cruise From New York to Tort Arthur This
..  spells of activity—1>    ,a""lv   :"
grow   shorter,   and   sometimes   gain   in   na*    ",'  waa  «r,"!"-v, "v"r, ' , ,b.v   ' ""
violence  and   in  sharpness  of demarca-   feelings   thus   excited,   and,   taking   mo
tion from the Ills of lethargy, which be-  ''-v. '".  ",""1' "«. said   'What a life ol
privation   ours   is—whal   an   abandon-
Icomo lougor und more pronouncod,    ln-
giunmer
CHAPTER V.
The "Shadow"
Nothing nunc disquieting than this
possession ot tho necklaces could possibly have happened to (inrrison. Ho was
filled with vague suspicions and alarms.
The thing was wholly baffling.
What it signified no could nol conjecture. Jlis mind went at onco to that momentary scene at tho houso ho had enter-
ed by mistake, and in which ho hud boon
confronted by tho masked young woman,
with tho jewels on her throat, she who
had patted his face and familiarly culled
him by name.
I{e could not possibly doubt the two
ropes nf gems were tlie same. Tlie fact
that Dorothy's cousin, in tho garb of
Satan, had undoubtedly participated in
the masking party, aroused disturbing
possibilities in Garrison's mind.
What was the web in which he- was
untangled?
To have Theodore come to the house
in his long, concealing coat, straight
l's part for the purpose of acquiring j from the maskers next door; to have
Jlble property, probably willed to him disappear, and then to have Dorothy—he felt she might not be safe thy bring forth these gems with such
wholly unimaginable trust in liis honesty, brought him face to face with a
brand-new mystery from which ho almost shrank. Reflections on thefts,
wherein women were accomplices, could
the utmost resolution. lie had not | not bo driven from his brain,
wledged that the charm she oxer-      Here was Dorothy suddenly requiring
■Kndoned to their power
hnd found himself plunged into
ligations on which it had not been
Ible to count, but notwithstanding
li he meant to remain by Dorothy
upon him lay perilously close to
.lenderest nf passions, but tried to
Vce himself his present desire was
|v to sec this business to the end.
aertninly piqued him to find him-
|bliged to leave with so much of the
ig's proceedings veiled in mystery.
,uld have been glad to know more
■at it meant to have this cousin,
fore, masquerading as the devil in
louse, and covering all the signs
Jit homo. He was absolutely help-
the situation,    lie knew Dorothv
a pseudo-husband—for what ? Here was
a purty next door to the house—a party
on which he had stumbled accidentally
—where a rich dressed young woman
chanced to greet him, with her jewels on
her neck. Here was, apparently, a family disturbance, engendered by his mar-
liage with old Robinson's niece. And
now—here were the necklaces, worth,
at the least estimation, the sum of thirty thousand dollars—delivered to himself!
He could not escape tlie thought of a
closet, opened the door aud studied liis
two suit-cases thoughtfully. He knew
not which to take. One was an ordinary, russet-leather ease; the other was
a thin-steel box, veneered with leather,
but of special construction, on a plan
which Garrison himself had invented.
Indeed, the thing was a trap, ingeniously contrived when the Biddle robbory
had bafliod far older men than himself,
and hnd then been solved by u trick.
Un tho whole, he decided he would
take this cast- along. It had brought
him luck on the former occasion, and
the present was, perhaps, a criminal
case, lie lifted it out, blew oft some
dust, and laid it, open, on the bed.
To all appearances tho thing was innocent enough. On the under side of
the cover was a folding flap, fastened
with a siring and a button. Unremem-
borec] by (Inrrison, Ailsa's last letter
still reposed in the pocket, its romance
laid forever in the lavender of rapidly
fading memories.
Not only was tlie case provided with
a thin false bottom, concealing ils mechanism, but between the cover und the
body proper, on either side, were wing
like pieces of leather, to judge from
th'eir looks, that seemed to possess no
function more important Hum the ordinary canvas strips not infrequently employed on a trunk to restrain the cover
from falling far backward when opened.
But encased in these wings wero connections to powerful springs that, upon
being set and suddenly released, would
snap down the cover like the hammer
if a gun aud catch, as in thc jaws of a
rap, any meddling hands thut might
have been placed inside the case by a
thief, at the same time ringing a bell.
To set it was u matter of the utmost
simplicity, while to spring it one had
barely to go ut the contents of the case
and touch  tho trigger lightly.
The springs were left unset, us Garrison tossed in the trifles he should
need. Then ho changed his clothes,
turned off thn gas, and was presently
out once more in the open of the street,
walking to the Grand Central Station,
near at hand.
The man who hnd followed all the
way from  Dorothy's residence not onlv
yonc to ron Aitnur m K        ,   ;„„,. c;|soa ,,;    , ment of everything to  'professional
stage ussumos the character of n series £ut*t' :'!K   '"'"' 1,'U,C ''". -1'"'' ! '''" ol
of epileptic hoImi-m uputtlri from one W" W l»; *:enii.-.--. ive make
,„ ,,,,. i, .„,, ,„. ,,,„, ,. another by gradually lengthening inter- 1(" "'«»; „W* *■ '•»*•.•;<■ turned from
;.,'".;   ...  ;U,.,;        vols nf semi stupor.'   In other eases the"10 V hl,d°   '"' '"'I'' w h ra?J*°w"   '."<
gradually, sinks into a chronic lassitude an" i""""'1 '',"' ""' ,We8j Indies, Colling-
iu which the periods of excitement dis- i "'<,',"* w"s cn?aca by tho Admiralty lo
3velila7of the Bohemian  University of appear or exist  only as short    , ts.'"]"v;   ."""< '" l"",^",1',.", •Vls"" "
Prague, found  it troublesome to dlsiii-  of    lessened    dullness    an, nisionnl   V'1 "' ""' '. •"'" s'.|l!"t Nelson was al
foet with formalin vapor thc long linen   movement; the sufferer is like one under U'0"' "'," ''.  ' ""'"«"' '  "ul, ""
put  to use, s
store indefinitely without depreciation
It. simply contains the necessary chemicals in a dry state. A little water [mured through a special opening puts it in
action, aud then, beginning perfectly
new and fresh, it serves the usual purposes of the "dry" battery.
Ironing the outer garments as well as
the underclothing has proven to be a
valuable method of disinfecting and preventing the spread of disease. Prof. K.
S veh I
1
feet witli formalin vapor tne long
coat he wort; on visiting contagions
cases, and ho made 200 experiments with
sad irone heated to 3S5 degrees to 594
degrees F. Linen, woolen and cotton
cloths of various textures ami every
grade of thickness wore tested, pure
cultures of the bacilli of typhoid, diphtheria, dysentery, etc., being rubbed on
them before in,ning. One application
oi the hot iron wa.-: found to sterilizo all
fabrics superficially and lawns, handkerchiefs, line napkins, etc.. throughout
their thickness, Heavier fabrics, like
the Russian linen used for his protective
gown, needed ironing at least twice on
each side to ensure sterilizing the inter
ior. In heavy woolen cloth the ironing
did not suilieiently heui tho interior,
and thorough sterilization was impracticable. Superficial disinfect ion proved
not so valueless ns might be supposed.
Infection on such materials as velvet
and flannel remained on the surface a
long time, and it was concluded thut all
danger from sputum and pus may be
averted by ironing.
For the matches made at Scholapoor,
India, the abundant grass of the region
is used instead of wood. The grass is
cut into two-inch lengths, winnowed and
screened to uniform sizes, und is then
boiled five minutes in paraffin and dried
in a rotating drum. Deposited in horizontal layers by shaking through a horizontal sifter, these stems are secured in
a frame. They are dipped in :i solution
of chlorate of potash, sulphate of arsenic, bichloride of potash, powdered gyp
sum and gum arable. An ingenious device forces some matches forward so as
to avoid sticking together.    Six pounds
semi-stupor.    In other eases tl
periods   of   excitement   become   tits   of
mania, or of tremor.   i'<y degrees the intellect become enfeebled anil uncertain, i*
the  momoiy  clouded,  the   faculties  aslfouK1,t   ''""'   k"',t   "
nniniv cheek, and     saying 'Farewell,
walked to his I I." ' li  was tho last
lime   In*  saw   England,    The  mo*ii   who
n for her paid
a'wholo"ar'o duUeCandTolition7™ctT|a tromendous prico for their hev,..
,all;.- suspeneled. '''|H' great hours of Collingwood's car
eer  camo   in   tho  Trafalgar  campaign.
When the French escaped from  Nel
And see the hidoiius nightm
«'l"
on;   the   patient   gradually,   very,   vei, ..   , ,
-•'  and sailed for tho Wesl  Indies, Colling-
was  iu  waiting, but  remained  on Gar- of   dipping   mixture   and    twenty-one
pounds   of   paraffin   suffice   for   7,()iin
boxes cef eighty each.
For producing thin metallic lilnis,
Prof. L. Eoullovigue, n Frenchman,
lirst deposits the metal on a platinum
wire anil then heals this in a high
vacuum. The volatilized metal forms a
rotated near tho
f gold, platinum,
risen \s trail.
(To bo continued)
NEWEST NOTES OF SCIENCE
fpilK  success   nf  welding  by  electric
X    nre  has loci  to the  formation  of
three welding companies in differ-1film ,,n a plate gl
ent pari- of Sweden, and one at Gothen- heated wire. File
burg   has   placed   its   plant   on   an   old j silver,  copper,   iron,  zinc,  tii
barge that can be towed alongside any mium have 1 n formed.
steamer needing repairs.    The outfit ns i
described by A. Scott Younger, includes
a small marino boiler with a lie Laval
turbine, working two direct, current dynamos,    Duplicate cables can  reach  on
and
tropi miry will ce>n\ iiu;c the sl rnng
■e i iei t I I ■■ en climb, should the- traveller only I il e the trouble to spend a
little time . n ihe bnukri of n lidal river.
Thc cpieei Iii tie mudfish senn i and
pi I lie  nil   ,ln;    long,   mounting  to  the
; ;: ■ ' : :'"'-:-. !  er -iii i I li    run
ning n|, and down tin' mangrove roots
.,- n divi ly n - ■■ ny lizards, Sot e he leasl
curious   of   their   peculiarities   is   tho
trieli of ie ing over I lie surfi f the
water i >i n distance bounded only bv
Iheir  ineliiinlions.
VITALITY   OF   SEEDS
\\'IIII,K   man;-   seeds  possess  extra-
> '     ordinary vitality, stories of the
length nf time certain of thorn
leave   | lorved   thai   vitality   musl   in
many eases be doubted, fhe tale of
■ • nm in in v wl I" sprouting after having lain dormant in Eg) ptinn tombs for
thousands of veins ie. an improbable
one. iVo well .-nitheniie-nleel instances
of such finds are extant.
The length of time Heeds ■■■■ ill preservo
their vitality differs astonishingly in
different plants. The see Is nf the wil
hew,   for   instance,   will   nol   germinate
after having I n  nnee  dry, and  thoir
germinating power is losl in tee-,, weeks
even  if during i lint   intei \ nl  they have
I n kept fresh.   '1 he si ■ I- of i o'ffee do
ma geiininiite ufter limine i,,,,,,, |:,.|,|
ler any eonsidenilile length ol time.
lirains of wheat I,,so Iheir power and
strength after a lapse of s.'ven years,
tl 'le   wheal    two    cenluries    ul I   has
I II    eenite    e -.', |,.'11 ■ I c'    cef    being    IISOll     feer
!' I.
Plants    frequently    appear    in    eel.I
ground   thai   lias  I n   trenched  and   in
places where they have never previous
Iv been seen; and te. this may be added
tli"  | uliar  fuel   that   when   lir.-s  have
passed over localities, apparently do-
tims is now a considerable and rapidly Idelicato attentions, and circulated stroying ail in thoir path, plants entire-
increasing one. among whom it ovokod tears of onthusi-  ly strange to tho  locality  have sprung
nsin. as Nelson writes, Then anxious '-11 in the direct line eef such fires. HfTi-
davs of waiting passed. On October ID, rials nf too Forestry Bureau state that
1805,  the  enemy   began   to  put   to  Bea, wl   an   American   f,crest   has  sull'ereel
Mc\NY strange defocts of memory aro I while  tho   Hritish  seam en   prepared   to the ravages .if lire the tree, that  lake
known  le. exist, and of these an'spring.    On  the  20th  Collingwood  saw  tl"' ph s of the burned ones arc often
u  were
fter
lee
tho influence of a potont narcotic, i Icarry  oul   this   mission.        Ins..'ad   ho
finally lapses into nplete and hono-  ,".1"'"1  -""".'. •'""I  took  post  oil  Cadiz,
ll.epe
less torpor, which gots more und  n   where a small .Spanish sqiiadroii lay, pr
deadening, until there is no rousing him '"'^ '" s'''  ":"'-
by nny known I s li nil ho lies all day       When   tho   French   (loci    camo   back
and nil  nighl   utterly comatose, n  help    f   the Wesl   Indies and ran down  le.
less human he;;. L'udiz t" form a junction with tie' Spin
The-   duration   of   the   disease   varies  inrds he was iu deadly peril. Tliey chas
enormously.    In somo cases il  inns its  od  him, bul  they c Id  nol  catch  him.
whole ghastly course in a few months;   And then, nfter they had entered Cadiz,
in nlher cases ils insidious progress may   with superb nerve and courage he closed
take  twee  years  to  complete,    Tho su-   '" ' ; ' '' "I  the porl and remain
prcine horror of tie" cum pin ini is the tor   ed keeping watch over thirty-three ships
turc nf mind duo lee the promptness and with only three.    Nothing in liis wind.'
apparently     intuitive    certainty     with  life was liner than this deed, which was
which   the   pnticnl   diagnoses   iiis  own  one ufter  Nelson's henrt.
case, even bofnro  il can  be  recognized      Reinforcements were hurried south lo
nun, and finally there came Nolson to
while take- the supreme command. "The Nel
races were immune from tho disease, bul son touch," the plan of battle, was corn-
unfortunately the list of European vic-lnntnicatod   to   Collingwood   with   many
by skilled observe!
' For some time i
"I
STRANGE DEFECTS OF MEMORY
f ii different species from those hither
i" -.-en  in that  neighbor!) I.
Theso  undeniable circumstances have
L'i" en ris.' le the theory thai see Is may
interesting example may  bo giv Nelson for tho lust timo, geitig cen board
en. the Victory in rough and rainy weather,
A   business  man  of  keen   mind  and On the morning of the 21sl the order for
good general memory, who was not para- battle was given.    Collingwood  was to
lyzeel   in   any  way, anil   was  perfectly open the attack, and wns entrusted with  lie for long periods dormant  and  come
able te mprehend and engage in con- absolnl mmand  'ever  fifteen  nf  the  tn life only when some strong stimulus
versatiein. suddenly Inst  a  part   e.f  his twenty-seven  British  ships.                        is exerted upon them, quite aside from
power .ef reading and of mathematical ""' l>'*iil ,,:  the sun. the offocts of rain.
calculation, Thai    morning    Collingwood   dressed  i'l''.
The letters rl, g. q,  x. and y. though with special car.- ai , displayed the ul
seen   perfectly,   were   in   this   case   no most composure. "You had bettor," he           THE LIGHT OF THE ST \RS
'nnger   recognized,   ond    convoyed    ne, told ono of liis officers, with grim humor,
more Idon t., him than Chii  chnrac "put on silk sl...'kings as I have dono; \   •■"•■" h endeavors have beca mada
tors would lee most  e.f ns.     II.' ha,I elif fe.r if one she,uld get  a slid   in  lh,'  leg '        '"    "',,:l-'i'"     ll"'    light    Of   tho
flcultv in reading—was obliged to spoil they would be so much more manageable .       »'»™.      '"    the    northern
out all w.er.Is. and could read no words for the surgeon."    As the Hritish fleet T'"'"  Argelnndcr  l.;.-   registoree
containing three letters.
nrgec
nenred tl ncmy he visiteel th" deel -
He
unlet  w-rite  line  tedters  which   he   inspected the men at their guns, and uel•
III      t he      in,11 ! el |i      helm
I    324,
I e\\n    t.e    ihe    ;c'_,    mag
nit' ele,   .'Hid.     with     the     aid     ..;'     the
uld read, but could not writo tho five Idressed    his   officers   with   Ihe   words,1"     ;     ' trie data, Agaes M. Clerk a
letters  mentioned,    II" could  rend  and "Now, gentlemen, lol  ns do something ""»-';'";" "f the Mar. gives tli- sum
write certain numbors, lent  0, 7. and  8 today which the world may talk of here- "'  \"»"xM  "f these northern stars as
hud  1 „  lost  I,, him; and  when asked after." '" '"",   ",',.4'"   "'     "*'   moonlight,
I,,   write   them   his   onlv   result,   after As his flag-hip, th,. Royal Sovereign, while the tnti,   I.'bI'I "   all stars similar
mnnv attempts, was to "begin  I,.  writo approached    'he   hostile 'lie..',   through >' ''""""'rated   in   I, ah  heinis|iheres. to
the Words six. seven, and eight, nof l.e which she was ,,, l.r.-ak  in execution of   ;   " "","!,"J  ''<  "1""'   :";"- .». roughly
as the first ami Nolson 's plan, tho encmv's ships closed .'                               the lunar brightness.
ng able In finish tin's,.
GREATEST   SCOURGE   KNOWN   TO i ..
THE WORLD- THE SLEEP
ING SICKNESS
asl   contained   the  lellios   (x   and   g) up,  till  there  was  no  gap  lefl   ai   Hie Nie wtorort light of still fainter ccloi
.vhich he did nol  kn„w. ' p  for which she was heading.    Col   ""■.  l>m }*. <l'"*'ult to eoinnute.   By
If.' could write the letters  which ho lingw I gave orders to his captain  to ,' photographic method Sir William Ab-
                                                                                                                    ,.mmbers  whereof  li. 7. or  8  formed  n drive through at all cost and carry awin "'-v   r::lr''   "'''    ",l:li   -,::'}'~]"   of .P0'**
board the steamer and to tho inside of "DROBABLY not one porson in a thou- part, for 1 ould not call them to mind, tho bowsprit  of the  Folugiienx, which '"     ,,           "J '
the  boilers  if  necessary,  and  make  it   JL     sand realizes that  Africa is today Other numbers he knew well,    [To could blocked her course, if il were necessary. :'
practicable to do repairs in two places           engage'.I  in u struggle far surpas-  no longer tell  timo by tho  watch. 'Ihe Royal Sovereign had now outstrip- 4
at once.    Ono end of the barge  has a  sing anv other of which this world lied.Is      For  a   weed;   after  the   beginning  of pod the rest of her division, racing into '"''"'"  !'"!                 '   "''   ' '    '. -1,1.  J"1"'"
workshop  with   anvil   and   vico-bonches  record.     A    sln.it.   bald    paragraph    in   this curious condition he did nnt r g battle  with -very stitch  nf canvas set, .',,",, ■ "l"'""* ":
and a full equipment for small repairs, j small  type announces thnl  the sleeping  nizo his surroundings,   On going oul for and  thc thunder of tiring from thc hos        '   '."   " "'
The anvil block is a steel slab lov. in.  sickness bureau has issued a bulletin or the first time the streets nf the city no 'il" II"' began.    Uense Binoke rose, veil IH  !",,"",''"',•,    V'"
wide  by  2''.   deep,  supported   on   two a  monograph, containing  tain  infor- longer Boomed familiar; on coining back ing their hulls from sight.    The spectn >   "',",
wooden trestles, and the negative from mation and rocommendations -mainly cef he did ned know his own house.    After tors  in  the'  '<\\u-y ships of He  British *    "    , "             '!•     '','''
the dynamo is clamped to it, the post- a    negative   character—and   the  news- n few weeks, however, all his memories fleet,    which    were    not    yet    engaged, "        the uppe
pod to it, tho i
five being the holder—with insulated
handle held in the operator's left hand.
The current passes through the jaws
hobling the specially prepared rod 3.10
of an inch in diameter—used feci- wold-,
ing. Tho pieces to be welded with
chamfered   edges,  are  secured   in  posi-
paper reader, if it catch his eve, turns | hnel returned except thoso of tho letters watched   w th   breathless   niixioty   this    ". '   '"  '' : V1""' :",.'i. ,VP ,,;" ""' '",'
tho very page often with a vague idea and  figures  named;  but  as tho loss of heroic   advi r   nf   Collingwood.   ".Sec
that sleeping sickness is "another fad these put n steefi to liis reading, and tn how that noble fellow CollingW I takes
eef modern medicine." all his business life, the small defect of his ship into action! Ilyw I envy him!''
Yet  it.  is  a  disease,  which   probably memory was tee him a serious thing. -■aid   Nelson  at   this moment   !<•  Hardy.
lias a more direct bearing on the wel- i    Experience lias shown that such a do- And at tli" same instant, with almost tho
fare, not only of the British empire, but feet is due to a small area nf disease in same  thought,  CollingW 1  clnpped  his
tion on tlie anvil block, the rod is touch-  of  almost   all    Europe,   anel   hence   on'one part of the brain.
jtall   flag-captain   on   the   slnmMer   and
When         use  is spilled ichc u
table eer ll              r cold w iti r n  il  al
one c.   Tl. • cold w ill harden it. II  mav
then be (aken up with a knife an '      t
allowed • i  - ml   ii . THE   TIMES,   HOSMER.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
tfne Year One Hollar in Advance
Single Copies Five Cents Each
Lowery's Upper Stope
l*ubli«hed every Thureeday morning at Hwmer,
Hritish Columbia.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1910
Time Tables.
C. P. R. TIME TABLE
Arrive Hosmer
No. 213 West 9.44
No. 214 East 18. 40
No. 212 Local East 9.27
No. 211 Local West 20.45
No. 7 West Flyer 10. 07
No. 8 East Flyer 20. 45
Change took effect Sunday June 4
G. N. TIMETABLE
No. 251 leaves Michel     10,10 a. in.
Arrives at  Hosmer..      10;40 a. in.
No. 252 leaves Rexford. 4:15 p. m.
Arrives at Hosmer    .      7;1H p. m
How
nbout   an   automobile
race ns
an tittruction for Labor
ilny .
Creston is arranging to have
n display of fruit at the station
so that passengers going
through may see what tli,
trict produces.
lis-
A business man rarely got
many years without suffering ai
loss because of poor stock, lire
or some other misfortune. This
year the drought is the farmer's
misfortune. -Men in all departments of activity must expect
setbacks sometimes.
It is proposed to  hold  a fall
fair at Rupe.
Chiliwack will build a $15,000
city hall.
A street railway is to be built
at Saskatoon.
The C. P. R. is building a station at New Michel.
The first hotel has been opened in Fort George.
Dr. Quinlan has opened aden-
tal office at Stewart.
Nakusp is still waiting for its
second newspaper.
In one week there were eight
accidents at Michel.
T. B. Stuthers has opened a
cigar store in the fire town, Fernie.
George Riches has opened a
lumber yard in Merritt.
A military company is being
organized at Chilliwack.
A Winnipeg firm is building
a sawmill in Fort George.
In Rupe, banks pay ii  license
of $200 a year, and lawyers $10.
There  are  over   10,000   fruit
trees in the vicinity of Trail.
The greatest tire in its history
oceured in Nelson last week.
A movement is on foot to
start a macaroni factory in Edmonton.
In the Slocan,   there  are  ten
men working at the Noble Five
mine.
Bovines roam  the  streets  of
"" j New Michel and annoy  the  in-
May the Good Work Continue. habitants.
The Record did some job! A coyote recently killedtwen-
printing lor the Dominion day <# turkeys on a farm near Arm-
celebration at Silverton, and on  strt,nK
the first of the month sent in
account for same. This is the
usual proceedure, followed by
the as usual payment of the
account witli a little kick.
Right here is where tlie Silver-
ton committee got off the well
blazed trail and struck out into
the unusual. They didn't kick.
They just sent ti cheque for
double the amount, witb thanks
In the editor I'or the lew little
boosts in the paper. We believe
that ihe Silverton committee
and the Record have made are-
cord. It is brobably the lirst
time ;i printer received more
than he asked I'or work done. lfor *-'r'**MI('1
Unfortunately the reverse isthe
rule. —Silverton Record.
A wagon road i.s being built
to the .Society Girl mine near
.Movie.
At Port llancy. the   sawmills
and brickyards are all  working
j full time.
In Fort George, a Methodist
j minister holds services in a
l pool room.
During .lime, work was started upon 1,087 new  buildings  in
! Seattle
Horse thieves are very active
across the line from the Boundary district.
F .1. Hart & Co. have bought
the Okanagan  Telephone   Co.
Lord Sholto Douglas married
a variety artist some years ago,
anil is now working for a C. P.
R. survey party at $2 a day.
In Fort George, W. J. Mackay
is president of the Liberal association. He i.s an old Nelson
printer and should know better.
In Chilliwack, the license for
pedlars and agents for firms not
located in the province has been
raised from $30 to a $100 ayear.
A football club has been organized in Phoenix. This will
do away with the necessity of
having so many prize fights in
that city.
Jasper Kaeger was severely
injured by falling and sliding
down a glacier for 1.500 ft. while
prospecting along Bitter Creek,
near .Stewart.
For a distance of seven miles,
locations have been made upon
the gold reef, twenty miles from
Stewart. Some assays give
values of from $5 to $8 per ton.
The farmers on Denman
Island are once more happy.
Thc bear that had been stealing
their sheep was caught killing
a pig and shot until he became
deceased.
.Several newspaper and magazine writers are making a trip
on horseback through the Yel-
lowhead Pass to Prince Rupert.
They have five guides, twenty
horses and 1,500pounds supplies.
C H. DUNBAR
Barrister
Solicitor
and Notary Public
HOSMER
B.C.
C. F. La we Alex I. Kihiieh. B. A.
LAWE & FISHER
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
FERNIE B. C.
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PEOPLE'S CLOTHING STORE
I'M. ADELBERG I. ZISELMAN, Mem.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Iireees Swell You Might aa well
HOSMEK, B. C.
THE    HOSMER    DAIRY
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
HOSMER, B. C.
At Grand Forks,  H. W.  Col-
ins has sold his thirty acre truit
farm for 817,500.
,   .    ....,   „ The  drinking    of   irrigation
Just a Little Boost. , , ,°
water lias caused several  cases
Kor George is forging  to  the j of typhoid near Kelowna.
front,  fulfilling  every  promise j     The government has 230 men
to this date mude by  those  re-  WOrking on trails and roads  in
sponsible I'or its present import-  tjle gkeena district.
Out of Rupe, steel is being
laid on the G. T. P. railway at a
rate of two miles a day.
George Chappie has sold his
business in Grand Forks andre-
moved to Spokane.
In eight months, the Van Roi
mine   back,   of   Silverton,
shipped 20,000 tons of ore.
anc.e. Two years more will see
;i hustling city of more than
10,000 inhabitants. The Grand
Trunk Pacific will have been
completed: the tributary agricultural lands, timber and mining properties will be under
developement; real estate investments made now will have
doubled. 1 rebled and quadrupled
in value: nierchantsand business
men of all classes will be growing rich from tlie natural resources ol' tlie country which is
-ii certain to make Fort George
the undisputed metropolis and
wealthiest cily in central Hritish Columbia. Fort George
Tribune.
Teething children have more
or less diarrhoea, which can be
controlled by giving Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. All that is
necessary is to give the
prescribed dose after each
operation of the bowels more
than natural and then castor
oil to cleanse the system. It is
safe and sure. .Sold by all
druggists.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
D. BRUTTO
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER
Ropaii'ing  Neatly Done While  You
Wait.    Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Main Street Hosmer B. C.
For cooking during the scorching summer months, keeps the
house uncomfortable and your temper irritable. Anoilorgasoline
stove is a necessity in every home that aims to be happy and I
comfortable. They are inexpensive too, always ready and pay
for themselves by lessening the fuel bill. We have them in all
sizes.
Summer Girl Oil Stoves
One burner $1.25
Two burner 2.25
Three burner  3.25
German Oil Stoves
One burner $1.50
Two burner 2.50
Three burner 3.25
Gravity Gasoline Stoves
$6.00
Oil and Gasoline Stove
Ovens $4.00
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
shop of Sam Snell.
51 tf
CHURCH DIRECTORY
Cathouc Church—Mass every fortnight at Lcitliiiuscr's basement, 10:80
o'clock, a. in. Rosary anel Benediction at 7:30 p. m. .1. Salles, O. M, 1„
Ph. I).
Presbyterian Church— 1)i vi ne
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:111) o'clock, Sunday
school at, 2:1111 p. in. Choir practice
every Friday at S o'clock p. in, Cl. K.
Nicoll,  Missionary.
English Church  Services—Held
fortnightly lit the Hosmer Opera
House. Second Sunday, Evensong at
7:.')0 p. m. Fourth Surfday, Holy Communion at 11 a. in., Evensong at 7:D0
p. m. Fifth Sunday, Evensong at 7:30
p. m. Hriant N. Crowther, M. A.,
Curate in Charge.
Methodist Church—Rev. AI. F.
Eby, B. A. Sunday School 2:30;
Prayer meeting Thursday 7:45; Divine
service, 7:30. The pastor's residence
adjoins the church, and he will always welcome any one who calls upon him for advice or help in any direction. He will lie glad to he notified of any case of sickness. Strangers will be always welcome.
Safety in Wine.
Dr. James Bertillou, the well
known chief of the finger-print
department of the French police
has published an article on the
question of the connection between alcohol and  tuberculosis.
Dr. Bertillon says thai ol' the
causes which in France favor
the development of tuberculosis
the most important is the alcohol in beer and spirits.
He declares, however, thai
the best enemy of tuberculosis
is wine. In the twenty-eight
Departments which form the
northern part of France, where
cider, beer, spirits especially
brandy—are much drunk, the
deaths caused hy consumption
were 230 per 100,000 inhabitants
in 1000. while Ihe proportion
was 110 per 100,000 in the other
Departments of France where
wine is the favorite drink.
After the age of 30, he says,
consumption is twice or three
times more frequent amongst
men than women, undoubtedly
becuuse the drinking of alcohol
is more common with the former than with the latter.
To combat consumption, Dr.
Bertillon says "we must combat
alcoholism," and the surest method of doing this is to encourage the drinking of wine, and
discourage the drinking of cider,
beer, brandy, and  other spirits.
Notice.
Under AND BY VIRTUE of the Powers
has I ''"iiliiined in n certain Mortgage which
' '    will be produced at the time of sale.
j there will lie offered for sale by public
t.. .,     ,.,,,,.,,,,1.,,.. ,.: ;<-  .,     tun auction on Wednesday,  the Twenty-
To accommodate visitors, the ; S(.u.M|h (,.iy of |uly /' „ ,mo a( t,-(,
trail    city   council   has   bought! hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon
Iwenfv-toiii" new c*hnii*« upon the premises  in   Hosmer,   B.   C.
I\\cni\   lout  new  cnairs. by  William   Bruce,    auctioneer,    the
The C. 1*. B. has   sixteen   sur-   following     property,     namely.     Lot
... ,  i „,,.,.,,,   . i: ii,   ,,,.•! number   Eight IS)  in   Itlcick   Number
veyors locating a line  north  of  ,,.,,.„.„ [U)\n Hle townsite of Hosmer,
Revelstoke to TeteJuaneCache, according to a map'or plan of the said
I., el. , v.,1....,     <- \\ri •,.„ If   .. « j townsite, as made by. I. (■'. Ciniimings.
In the Yukon, at White Horse pL s '„,„, (lllly Vyl(] ,„ H|l. L;m(1
there   are   over   seven    million  Registry  Office at  Nelson.  H.  C.   as
mosquitos following   an   active | PTh^e" arf upon the property two
lite. ; double frame cottages and one single
ii      t (•   i 14.  i. frame cottage.     There will be offered
JohnCiedo,  an  Italian,   was Lt the sainetime and place a pile of
the lirst man to be killed at the lumber and a quantity of steel rails.
/c     , • i        • ii       <•  ill    Terms:—Terms ten per cent of tho
Corbin coal  mines.        He   fell purchttse money to b» ,,„■,, ,,„„,„ afc
down a chute. I the time of sale.    Balance, without
in
During June, one sawmill
New Westminster  shipped  200
carloads  of  lumber  valued   at
$209,000.
At his farm on Fairfield Island. George Morris has 211 Angora goats that he brought
from Montana.
The license in Prince Rupert
for vehicles is $2 each a year.
There i.s no tax for owning an
umbrella.
A Fairbanks, Ed Lord has
heen sent to jail for ten years
for robbing a women named
Blanche Smith.
J. B. Daniels, of Quesnel.
the  plant on  the  ground
interest, to be paid within lift ecu days
thereafter or to be seen red in a maimer
satisfacfiory to the* Vendors.
Por furl her particulars and Conditions of Sale, apply to Herchmer
,*c McDonald, Johnston - Falconer
Block, Fernie, 15. 0. Solicitors for
Vendors,
Dated at Fernie, B. C. the 8th day
of .Inly, A. I). 1010. 48-3-t
Official Administrators Act.
Notice is hereby given   tbat on   the
loll) day of .Inly, 1910, it was  ordered
by P. IS. Wilson, Esq.,   Judge  of  the
; County Court of East Kootenay,   that
'.lames  Ferguson  Armstrong,  Official
Administrator for that portion of th,
County of Kootenay   included   in   tb,'
I Electoral Districts of Cranbrook   and
i Fernie,  be administrator of all  and
i singular the estate of Jlyk   Denys, deceased intestate.
Every person indebted  to the said
has  j deceased is required to make payment
i   forthwith to tlie undersigned.
ana j    Every person  having in  possession
effects belonging to the deceased is required forthwith to notify the  under
signed.
Every creditor or other person having any claim upon or interest in the
listribiition of the estate  of the  said
will start the  second   paper  in
Fort George.
For  the   iirst   time,    prairie
chickens can be lawfully shot in
any part of British Columbia, in ! d.e«*<"*ed ^ required to send before the
'  ' iiith day of August next, by registered
October. j mail addressed to the undersigned, his
.,,,.,        , ,      . r, ,,      ■ inline and address and the full  partic-
Wlthout any protest from the  ulars of his claim  or interest,  and a
citizens, an amateur dramatic statement of his account and the nat-
...        , .    j     ,   ure of the security (if any) held bv
society has   heen   organized  at! |lim ,
Chilliwack. After the said  last  mentioned  date
. , the Administrator  will   proceed   with
The first liquid rain   in   eight the distribution of the estate having
ths fell on the White Horse  ;'*'K'"''*<" those claims only of  which
lie shall have had notice.
Dated at Cranbrook,  this  17th day
of July, 1010.
J. F. Armstrong
50-2-t Official Administrator.
monins ren on tne
iit the close of .June
able  solidified
last winter.
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Prop.
MEALS  25 CTS. AND UP
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
FRONT ST.       HOSMER, B. C.
What About Screen Doors?
There is no reason why you should allow the flies to take the round trip from the!
rubbish heaps to the milk and sugar bowl when you can get screen doors for $1.50 and $2.00
and screen wire cloth for 25c to 35c per yard.
Water Sprinklers
Green Japanned 40c, 50c, 65c
Large Heavy Galvanized 90c, $1.25
Garden Trowels
Only.
Rubber Garden Hose
Large stock
in stock  in  J»,  J,
that lasts.
of  Rubber   Garden  Hose.j
1  inch size.       The   kindj
Hose, Nozzels, Hose Clamps
and Couplings
M. L. McKINNON
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
MAIN ST., HOSMER, B.C.
*
i
CITY
1 Meat Market!
Choice line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Butter, Bacon, Eggs,
Lard, Etc. Fresh and
Salt Fish. A trial order
solicited.
NOT   IN   THE   TRUST
GABARA BROS., Props
Gabara Block
Near C. P. R. depot        Hosmer
****************************
{A PLEASURE TO SHOW YOU THE GOODtf]
BENNETT BROS.
Near C. P. R Depot
HARDWARE AND FURNITURE
Hosmer, B. Cj
-FOR-
Millinery
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
-.SEE-
MRS. McMEEKIN
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street
Hosmer. B. C.
P. CAROSELLA
DEALER IN
Cigars
Tobaccos
Groceries
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B.C.
llll
Consider-
fell   there
PAY DAY
What Does It SVIean 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 tlie same pittance week after week, without prospect of
anything better, it i.s 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?
INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL?
■OX   799,   SCRANTON,   PA.
Or their local Representee GEO. C. EGG
P. 0. nox 30 Visits Hosmer Every Month FERNIE, B. C.
£ Elk Valley Development Co.
LIMITED
o^frsof HOSMER TOWNSITE;
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
CREE & MOFFATT
Townsite Agents Fernie, B.
HMMmmmmmmmjI
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
HOSMER, B. C.
MINERS AND SHIPPERS
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
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L- THE  HOSMER TIMES
Crocodile Reminiscences
By A. Cavendish
For  me,  I  wouldn't (bug which emitted a light equal to only j more than 300,000 bodies of the earth's
FTSli and dog stnricB we all know,
and are accustomed to swallow
with "salt to taste"; but it in
•nly given to those whose path lies oil'
the beaten track lo hear, first hand and
in the vernacular, the inevitable crocodile stories with which the river dweller
•f tho Kastern tropic likes to regale his
white guest, sitting smoking long native
rokos in the semi-darkness during thc
.hour between the evening ibeal und bedtime.
What the fish and dog story is to us,
so is the crocodile story to the jungle-
man. He even goes further. He ascribes to the crocodile supernatural
powers; he surrounds him with a halo
•f romance; ho propitiates him with periodical offerings, and when diplomacy
fails, he declares war to the death—war
lasting perhaps for years, till Boine trifling occurrence is construed into a sign
•f surrender on the part of the crocodile,
and all is peace again.
Wonderful indeed, and hard to be-
-lieve, are some of theBe native stories;
but tho majority of them aro true for
all that, though the fascination and
glamor of them fades when the smooth,
musical Malay tongue is changed for
mattor-oi'-fact English, und the flickering glimmer of the damar torch on palm-
leaf walls is replaced by the lamp aud
writing table of civilization. For these
reasons I have confined myself to recounting a few of my own personal ex
periences, in which, 1 fear, the crocodile
figures, not as tho native reads him, but
as I have found him—savage, crafty
and loathsome to the last degree.
But to begin at the beginning. My
first experieuco of tho "river king"
was many years ago, when circumstances compelled me to travel for several hours iu an extremely rickety and
dilapitated dug-out along a tortuous
and stagnant, mangrove-lined creek. I
bad not beon loug in the tropics, and
my great wish was to soe—and, if possible, to'shoot—my first crocodile. In
the dug-out with mo wero my Chinese
"boy" and tho ancient owner of the
•raft—who, by the way, supplied the
motive power with a paddle, whilo all
my energies wero directed toward keeping my balance aud postponing the
•atastropho of an upset, which oa<ih
moment appeared moro imminent. Alter an hour or so, when familiarity had
bred contempt, and 1 was at length emboldened to stretch my cramped limbs
and find a new and more comfortable
position, 1 inquired of my venerable
Charon whether there were any crocodiles in tho creek. The old man, going
as near to a chuckle aB a Malay will allow himself to do, replied that I need
aot be afraid; that there wero crocodiles,
but that they- were kindly beasts who
aever interfered with human beings.
Peeling somewhat hurt at my inmost
thoughts being thus probed, 1 relapsed
into silence and a cheroot, and was momentarily growing more drowsy, when
a remarh. from the old native brought
my thoughts back to earth with a start.
"Uu dia, there's one," he quietly said,
feinting with his mouth, in the native
Jashion, toward a tangle of mangrove
roots and rotting vegetation, while his
paddle rose and fell with unaltered
gpced. '' There's one.'' I looked, 1
gazed and peered among the mottled
Shadows, but nothing could 1 see that iu
any way resembled my ideas of a crocodile. "Where?" I asked; and then it
happened. My Chinese "boy," ever
anxious to please, had grabbed a piece
•f wood that was floating by, and hurled it violently at the spot indicated by
Ibe native. Tho next half minute was
•linos. In my anxiety to seo the crocodilo I had raised myself up, aud tho
lurch caused by tho rush act of my ser
tant in throwing the piece of wood
made me lose my balance. I collapsed
(luckily into the boat), some gallons of
water came in over the side, and the old
man at the stern, steadying the canoe
with the quiet, instinctive movement of
•ne who knows his business, muttered
•no word, "Bodah!" (idiot). As 1
struggled once more to a sitting posture
[ saw a long black object, which I had
iaken to bo a log, glide noiselessly into
to creek, hardly raising a ripple as it
Tanished, and I caught a glimpse of two
beady, cruel eyes, which seemed to look
greedily at mo as they disappeared below the slimy water. I had seen my
trst crocodile; but, whether the old
man's last muttered comment was directed toward me or my servant t have
never discovered, nor did T then feel
inclined to ask. In either case it was
richly deserved. This was many years
ago, and though since that day some
dozens of the loathsome reptiles have
fallen to my rifle, I have never forgotten the look of malignant hatred and
concentrated evil shot at me from those
yellowish-green eyes.
From past to present is but a step for
the memory, and it is only a few months
since the incident happened that. I am
about to relate. My work took me ou
a visit up a river to ono of those timber-
cuttiiig camps where are felled and rafted the great hardwood logs so valued
in tho ('hinese market. G., the white
man in charge, was a characteristic old
"hard case," who had started life before Iho mast in a sailing ship, and
drifted in a beach-combing fashion to
•ur colony, where he had been given,
almost in charity, a sub-ordinato billet
in ono of the large, timber companies.
Arriving in my boat at the littlo jetty
•r landing stage, I was astonished to
Ind Ci, lying on a rattan couch within
a few yards of the bauk, with a heavy
•xpress rifle across his knees, gazing
intently at a rough pagar or fence erected in the stream. Hnnging from this
fence, and a few feet above tho water,
were tlie corpses of a monkey and several pariah dogs, while half a dozen
ducks, each tied to the fence by the leg
with n long string, flapped about on the
water and quacked dismally in their
•fforls to escape. I was just wondering
whether the whisky bottle or too much
solitude accounted for this state of
affairs, when T noticed that O.'s leg was
swathed in rough bandages from kneo
to ankle. Throwing myself down near
him in the welcome shade, T learned the
following story: Two nights before
ft. was sleeping peacefully in his littlo
palm-leaf house, in a clearing about
twenty yards from tho river bank, when
his dog began to growl and refused to
he silenced. G. turned out and walked
around the hut to ascertain tho cause
of the disturbance, but seeing nothing,
addressed himself to the dog in his usual
lurid and picturesque sailing-ship language and retired to bed again. Five
minutes later he was once more aroused
by a yelp from tho dog, and this time
really annoyed, he seized a stick and sallied forth to inflict dire punishment on
the disturber of his dreams. Suddenly
a dnrk form glided swiftly from the
shadows, nnd Ci. felt himself seized by
tho right knee ns in a vise. Stooping
to free himself, he found he was in the
grip of a large crocodile, whose teeth
were firmly embedded in flesh nnd bone.
Backward nnd forward tho struggle
swayed—the crocodile striving to pull
its destined victim to tho water's edge,
and O., hamperod as ho was by his imprisoned leg, fighting for his life to
reach higher ground.    At last the boast.
hurling its victim to tho ground with
a shako of its powerful head, began to
drag him swiftly toward the water. Poor
(i., feeling as he expressed it, that it
was "all over the bar shoutin'," determined to malic one last effort for his
life, and, taking advantage of a momentary halt as the brute was steering past
a tree stump, he sat up and succeeded
in getting both his thumbs into the reptile's eye-sockets—the only vulnerable
part of a crocodile's head. The rest of
the story is perhaps best told in G.'s
own words, or as nearly as circumstances
(and tho editor) will permit: "Ho soon
as 1 gets my thumbs made fast in 'is
eyes, 'e opens 'is month to shout an'
lets go my leg. Then, first thing next
mornin' the coolies lays 'is breakfast
for 'im, as you see, an' I gets into this
chair, an' 'ere I. stays, if it's a month."
Vainly I tried to persuade G. to come
away with me to the next station and
see a doctor. I argued with him, I implored him, but it was absolutely useless. Uo refused to move from that chair
till ho had bagged his crocodile, and i
was at last obliged to loavo him, having
dressed his leg and exhausted every
known moans of persuasion short of
brute force. I met him again a week
later lying in a hospital bed, suffering
severely, but quite happy in the knowledge that the bones of that crocodile
were bleaching iu the sun outside his
house. Poor (dd (i.! Only a few weeks
afterward tlie habit *>f clearing creepers
from his path in the jungle with tlie
butt-end of his loaded and cocked rifle,
proved fatal to him.
Perhaps tho most firmly engrained
superstition in connection with tlie crocodile—if superstition it be—is tho belief that the washing of a mosquito curtain in a river will be followed within
a week, by the death of some person in
the villago on its bauk at the jaws of
tho crocodile. So implicitly is this believed that many villages take their
curtains to some juuglo pool or spring
rather than oven use water drawn from
the river—this though the same persons
will bathe and wash their garments actually iu the river itself! The offender
is usually some traveling Chinese trader,
and, curiously, no less than four cases
havo come to my porsonal knowledge
in which the washing of a mosquito-net
iu a river has within a week been followed by the taking of a villager by a
crocodile. In oue case nobody had been
taken in the river for over a year; and
in another case the wretched Chinaman
was arrested by the zealous policeman,
himself a native of the district, and sent
under custody lo the nearest European
magistrate, solemnly charged with causing death "by a rash and negligent act,
thereby committing an offense punishable under the penal code."
Au accouut appeared some years ago
in the local papers of Singapore relating how the native hunting-dogs in that
part of tho world were so clever that,
Doing desirous of crossing a river, they
would first congregato on tho bank and
bnrk loudly to attract the crocodiles,
and then run swiftly upstream and
cross at another place. The tale was
greeted with much editorial sarcasm,
and commented ou as "something new
in dog-stories." A month or two later
some incident recalled the story to my
mind as I sal late one evening discussing the day's'deer hunting with an old
chief, who himself owned the premier
pack of pariahs iu the district. I repeated it, as nearly as L could remember,
to the assembled village, who with one
accord sat silent, waitiug for tin1 words
of wisdom to fall from tho old chief.
For some minutes he chewed his quid
of betel-nut in a meditating way, and
then broke out with file following explanation, which I give in his own picturesque phraseology:
"Wherever there is smoke one must
seek the fire. This is a true story that
has passed through many mouths. The
wuy of it is this. It is not the cleverness of the dogs, but of the owners.
The men of my people, when chasing a
deer on foot with dogs, are always care
ful in crossing a river, for tho yelping
of the dogs calls together the crocodiles.
The dogs, therefore, are trained to stop
at tho bank and bark loud and long. The
hunters then cross at a place some distance away, calling their dogs, who fid-
low in their master's footsteps. That
is truly how the story began; but it has
altered iu the telling, and is now like
a child's fable."
The very next day I had an opportunity of confirming this explanation, for a
deer put up by my own dogs during my
evening stroll made straight for a stagnant backwater of the river and plunged in, closely followed by my three yelping terriers, who swam around him,
snapping nt his back nud sides ns opportunity oil'ered. Some village dogs, attracted by the din, came rushing up and
joined in the chorus, but without attempting to enter the water. Standing
on the bank I was whistling vainly to
my dogs, wheu the dcor gave an agon
ized scream and disappeared below the
slimy face of the pool, pulled down by
somo unseen foe, never to reappear,
though l waited for a good ton minutes.
When I left there was uot a bubble nor
a ripple to show what had taken place.
But no explanation was needed as far as
I was concerned; and my three terriers,
following, cowed nnd shivering, at my
heels, had learnt a lesson that they remembered for a long time; though two
of them eventually fell victims to a sim
ilar fate.
I have discussed the habits and customs of the buoia or crocodilo with
many natives, and their solemnly delivered opinions would certainly open the
eyes of any naturalist. The majority
are firmly convinced that the beast has
the power nf fascination similar to that
generally accorded to the snake, and
they also believe that the crocodiles in
any given river will not molest man unless man lias first molested them, When
recently being paddled up a small river
for the first time, I was about to fire nt
a young crocodile lying on an exposed
mud flat. "Don't sir—don 't! " cried
tho four paddlers ns one man. I lowered
my rifle and asked their objection. It
appeared that in this particular river,
though it swarmed with crocodiles, and
tho villagers habitually bathed there,
nobody had ever been taken; whilo in
tho river, debouching at almost the same
spot on tho coast, there was continuous
and bloody strife between the natives
nnd tho crocodiles. This was corroborated by other villagers on the liver, who
ascribe their immunity to tho fact that
they hnd never killed a crocodile there,
and in return the crocodiles had never
dono them any harm. Whether or not
this can be accounted for on the theory
that a crocodile "turns man-eater,"
like  n   tiger, is an   interesting problem.
M
AN ESKIMO SPORT
K. PORK, of Port Nelson, or Fort
Churchill, or thereabouts; shake
with him—hands or dice, just as
you like; Eskimos are sports all the
way and back. Solid fact, that; Eskimos aro born to sport, predestined that
way; grow up in sport; live in the midst
of it, and die nbout as they have lived
—snortsmpn.   How would you like to be
1-1,(100 of
n with
nts cap;
to prt
tho  sportsman?
have  any   use   for  it,  although   I   like
sports right  up to  the hilt.
But there are sports and sports. Jt
lis ono thing to go out and have a good I believafc
j hunt, and one doesn't mind if there*B\orgy. Th
(some work to it. or a bit of cold, or
[some discomfort — including hunger and
[thirst. Those things don't count in
[hunting, and men will stand a lot more
of work and trouble when they're out
on a hunt than they will for anything
else under the sun. I have seen men in
camp plug away at cooking, split wood,
cany water, wash dishes, and then go
out ami hunt until you'd think every
man jack of them would fall apart, but
they didn't; so far from that, they went
back to camp and began all over again.
That's ail right, but this Kskimo life
is a different proposition. An Kskimo
kid doesn't have anything to do with
going to school, splitting the family
firewood, running errands to the store,
or any of those burdens of life which
do so much to afflict and harass the lads
of civilization, lie may play without
let or hindrance, but he must learn to
hunt as soon as he gets big enough.
There are fish to catch, seals to spear,
walruses to be overcome and converted
into grub and other necessaries of life,
such as fire and light, for instance; furs
to be caught and cured, bears and hares
to be killed, and a whole lot of things
to do—all for sport.
Stop a minute; I said it Is all for
sport, but maybe some of it leans a bit
heavy on the side of hard work. I
surely should think so if T had to tote
or pull a bunch of stuff such as these
men of the North load themselves up
with—it would to me look to be some
thing like labor, but tho Eskimo is generally tickled to death for tho chance
of hauling a sledgeload of eatables—
anything from coal oil to solid blubber
is en regie for any small social event
in the Polar regions—and when the Eskimo goes a-hunting, he doesn't fail to
pile up tho biggest load of grub he can
corral from land, sea or air, even if he
has to drag it miles and miles to get it
home to the cold storage plant. He Ashes
young, he hunts young, and t here fore
learns to use the tools of tho trade he
must follow for his daily blubber, soon
and frequent. Play and sport is his
portion, and if it chances to be harder
play and a tougher line of sport than
any other man  who plays  or hunts or
llv
a candle-power,  to  examine-
exceedingly   delicate   instni-
dde of measuring almost un-
.sm.-ill amounts oi radiant en
y found that this little beetle
luce its light did not expend any
amount of energy that they could measure.     If  this energy   ha,]  been  but  one
ten thousandth   of   that   necessary   to
produce illumination of the same brightness by means of a candle, it would have
been measurable.    Thc conclusion is that
this insect's 1 ght is at least ten thousand times cheaper than candle light. All
engineers have to do is to invent it.
size, all of this tremendous heat. lt
will be apparent that this represents a
huge store which is likely to last many
millions of years.    A  rough calculation
• In
all
ibs.
showed   that   th
upon   this  eartli   for  about
years and that it ought to
ing so for another l*1" inillii
sun  has  been shining th
500  million
■outiir.o   do
n years, but
it must be admitted that these figur
rest on insecure foundation**. Hut evi
if they are ten times too large, we ei
await .developments with sume equanim
ity.
Even  nowadays
ing that   some tim
btained j beams will cens.
a  waste '• ful   face  traces
lout  --
extent,
Economy,  however,  can   be
only  in avoiding the tremend
of   heat   common   to  all   our  source'
light.    Hut we also need the sun's heat
It is true that at times the sun is rathei
free with his heat, and we flee from bisIrequiring
too   great   liberality.     At   other   times,  developim
however, we have to resort to stoves and ! every    eh
furnaces.    Should nnt  it be possible to   marks      1
invent   something  that   would   insure   a  strength
nore even distribution of the sun is heat ! mighty n
•   see   BlgnS
sunshine  ;
indical -
nd  sun-
On the sua s beaut) -
f (dd age will appear
f | now and then as dark spots which break
greater or smaller numbers and
often suddenly, at other times
ind months for their
disappearance. About
ars these ugly pock
mt with particular
brilliant skin of the
ur world, every eleven
THE SLAVE A:
ONE oi th-- principal Eanaung houses
of Bt. Petershu*„#"S^-*r*frt**fr.»
been founded  bj  a man  -....,  3£>r
a great part    ,f hJS life w:ig B B-M
in bis ••"!. liti"ii of serf he
wealthy banker and, us may read
Imagined, made many attempts t
■ ■ ire i,.- ;'i'-, i mi. 'i !,-■ stor} „' •>■
lo- offi red a million i mbles for Ms
erty, bul thai bis master, C!i mt Hi*e
hand separate from the forearm. 'Ihe metieff, proud of possessing such a iWrf,
left haul wa.- found to have held the refused to liberate him.
apple given to Venus as tie* Beauty This serf, by name Shalounine, return
prize; the palm turned frontwards and ,. j ono ..... fro,n Odessa to St. Peters
•i trifle bent backwards, slightly towards |JUrgi ant] as in duty bound repaired to
right band ;j,,. sheremetiefl palace, there to report
himself.     Willi   him  be had  I r*.■,*_;ht. as
were made to steal  it. but fir
rived at its destination,
.M. Brest was tben besought t
he could tu discover the missing 1
and  after  eleven   months'   search   both
urnis were actually found about
thirty yards off the spot where the
statm- had been hidden. 'i\n- left arm
was in three pieces—the hand !. Iding
the apple,  tlie  forearm, and  the upper.
right   ana   was   in   two   pi ere.-,   the
'lh
n   'll-
n
ml*
kept
fold*
hi
and
uk
tin
j years his body must rid itself
i bad disease, whereupon for a fe
■ tho  sun   may   beam   again   with
of
again spr
everywl
it li
radiation? Do not scientists tell ils thnt
the interior of the eartli is extremely
hot, at least just as hot as the streams
of lava pouring from volcanoes? Com-1spotless purity and
pared with this almost inexhaustible ness and comforl
source of heat contained in the body of [bounteous plenty.
our good old mother earth, tin- few sav  i     Those   sun   spots   are   violent    whirl-
1 up   pennies   represented   by   our  coal  winds  in  the upper atmosphere  regions
s nothing. j ,»f   the   central   body   of   our   planetary
this interior heat  would suf-: system,   as   is   evidenced   by   the   very
a '"hape of the cloud formations, frequent
her  head.    'II
the  falling drapery  kher
et.        M.     llrest     parked     Q]
treasure and   gave   it   tu  the  care    f :i
Messagerie boat  to ran-.   K tu  Marseil
les, where a  friend  was to lake charge
of  it   ami  present   it   in  his  name  to the
Eou\ re.     But  tin- parcel  nc\ er  i< ■. 'hi i
its destination, and  the mystery which
involved tin- Jobs has never been •'• spel
led.    M. de Sin.-ay  vouches  ior tie' an
thislthenticity of the history of the  Venus.
■ years  Though the long lost aim-- will probably
almost (never be recovered, we have now at least
id   happi   jtbe   seeret   of   the
■It'
My;-
bed
Perl
lice for a few hundred  thousand  years,
After all, we could dig deeper and deep ; |y spiral and storm swept, which sur
ed Into the earth in order to get nearer round the inner apparently quite black
and   nearer   to   the   hot   centre   of   our  nticlous of the spot.     K -ntly the Am
planet, lt. is probable that the first hu erican astronomer Hale, who has made a
man beings were cave dwellers wlio re | special study of th.- sun, has particu-
treated before the ice of the glacial OraMarly investigated the spectral lines into
inio thoso open folds of the earth's which the tight of the sun spots may be
crust, whore at least a cellar's warmth I separated, and has shown that in these
was obtainable; why should not ihe last j cyclones there occur tremendous electric
men do the same thing for a like reason, j discharges the effects of which we may
but in their own power and iu a much';often observe upon the earth in the ning
■nore perfect way than their old time nlficent polar lights which are frequent
predecessors? The huge heat stored in ly seen shooting up when an unusually
the earth's interior could be utilized j largo sun spot faces the earth. The sun
readily for ample lighting, especially , clouds which are whirled about in these
if we do invent fhe cheap light. We frightful thunderstorms are frequently
could build fairy like underground pal- so large that the earth's entire surface
aces, sparkling with crystals and gems, could bo contained in thom many bun-
resplendent in variegated luminous col dreds of times, and so hot that iron
ore, with reflecting galleries of pillars would be not only liquified, but trans
and romantic stalactite structures. Com- formed into vapors. As a matter of
fortable heat and soft light, just as we fact it is partly Iron air which blows
should   like   to   have   it,   would   fill   all (across the surface of the sun and  from
; which a rain of luminous drops falls in
j the spots, to be again gasified iu the
i lower,  hotter strata  of  tlie sun  and  to
■ whirl  uf) from them,
it   has been  observed  that whenever
; the sun is covered with particularly
numerous spots the whole atmosphere of
I the earth grows cooler one or even two
jdogrees (centigrade). It has further been
; found that a tempera! ure reduction of
| only five degrees would suffice to bring
; back thc glacial era in our latitudes,
j destroying every vestige of life m
streams of ice a thousand meters thick.
We, therefore, really cannot deny that
! the sun already begins to slowly lose its
light. Among the countless fixed stars
ia the skies, :ill of them distant suns.
there is a large number which periodically lose their light and therefore their
heat in a much higher degree; these are
called variable stars. Some of them an*
known to change their light by all sorts
of  gradations;   some   require  almost   as
■ much   time  for  tin*  change as our  sun.
j others   become  alternately   bright   and
j dim within a fuw hours; some have per  |
• feet ly   regular  fluctuations,  others   flare
'up  find   grow  dark   again   without  any
regularity; some vary but little in mag
riitude,   others  may   pass   from   absolut)
invisibility   to   the  greatest  brightness,
and then vanish again into the night of j
; the universi
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rpiIIS is prepared iu the following
X manner: Take any kind of paper,
and lightly prime a wit !i glue, oi
some other loading medium adapted lot
ih-- purpose, mixed with a finely puwdei
ed   inorganic   stibstui   such   .:-   Rinc
tvhite, chalk, lime, heavy spar, etc., as
weil as with the color chosen i"i ihe pa
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manner witli water-glass mixed witli a
small quantity of magnesia, or dip it in
the mixture nud allow it to dry foi
about ten days at a temporal ,,,.■ ol
about 77 deg, E. .Such paper can be
written or drawn upon with pencil,
chalk, colored peucil, crayon, charcoal,
India ink and lithographic ■ halk, and
partly or entirely washed char again
twenty times or more with a wet Bpongc
without       uml ergo ing      any      essential
change.    It
•school slat'
makes a good .substitute for
gift  to  tin* Count, n  small  barrel of
I...: ■-■   Crimean   oysters.     This   he   left
outside till he should receive an intima
tion tl.ii!  the offering would be acceptable t" Shen tnetieff.
Now, it .-i chanced thai ie- found his
master Bur rounded  by  a  huge  number
of guests wlo>  had   been  bidden  to  break
fast. The ■ ount was engaged ■;■ berat
ing his butler for negligence to provide
oysters for the breakfast. The butler
contended thai there were no oysters
in the market.
It was ot this juncture that the Count
caught sight of his banket  serf.
"Ho," :.•■ :ir.(_:r :ly exclaimed, ' "y iu,
too, nr.* to annoy me! And with your
■ ■ -,, i :.o appeal* for liberation! .Let
ne i« il you 'ii;.! ; our i rrand -aill proro
:i fru" lose one! 'But stay! I ' I ,■ ■ lease
you on one condition and one only
t lint yuu # nn sunn >ybiers foi break
fast!"
Shulounine   bowed   low   and   left   the
\'« hen   lie   ret Ul nod   he   laid   the
barrel ot nj -'.ts ;,-  )■■.. mnsti i 's feet
Whereupon   the   Count,   true   to   his
word, called for pen and paper, ant  in
■   .; * .' I  ■ man
cipntion mul ng the serf a Pree man
'I In n ; lie fm i'o i master, witb a m .si
gracious air, added.
"And now, my dear Shalounine, will
yi ti bo -o good :.s tu favor us with your
Company at breakfast?"
T
WAX POWDER
M) prepare wax powder, cut puro yel
low   beeswax   into   very   thin   lam
inae.    Spread the latter un a plate,
well   protected    from    dust,    ami   leave]
them for eight or ten days at the ordinary temperature of a room till all inois  |
tare has dried  oil'.    The older tho wax,
the more rapidly does it dry, a somewhat
longer   time,   therefore,   is   i led    for
fresh wax. Then pulverize au equal
weight of entirely dry rue starch in a
porcelain grinding dish with a rough
rubbing surface, gradually adding the
wax chips. Care must be laken uol to
rub too rapidly or to press too bard while
rubbing. Any portions adhering to the
sides or to tlie pestle must be removed
with a sharp spatula.    All heut must be
JDNO HAIRED
A    pick  up skin
-d
ivoided; the rtibb
it a tempera! un
Pass the powder
ve and keep it il
thr<
besi per
.",n to UU
ii line
glass
-th
TIIE DOG ABROAD
T)R0BABLY   no   nation   in   ihe
world
gs
In the same manner, ufter many Hue
tuations of this character, our sun will
some  time  have  lost  all   its  light   and
heat.     Put  long before  this  shall   hav
happened, the  Inst  glow will  huve  b<
come extinguished  in  the earth's interior,   and  with it all life on this dark little
star which has been assigned to ns as a
dwelling  place.     At   the  last  extremity
thero will be an absolute failure of all
the   clover   tricks   and    inventions   by
which   we  were able  to  impress  nature1
into our service in order to keep away |    -
from   us,   for   a   time,   the   life-chilling | /\
power   of   the    increasing    inter-stellar j
cold, which is bound to grip us more and   ](U(
more.    In a like manner all those projec-   j|fl \s
fhe
pays so much attention to
as   the   British.       Americans   are.
however,  most   solicitous  for their wel
I tare, and have iu  recent times paid the
highest prices for canine stock,    iu Bel
gium and Holland I have often watched
ihe pathetic, careworn appearance of the
dogs compelled  to drag heavy   loads of
produce to market, their aspect compai
ling unfavorably with the perky look of
I Iho London costormonger's little donkey
J  or Russian pony.    In Africa the names
'use dogs solely as hunters, uud never al
low them within friendly distance when
e I tracking  small  game,  which   the  dogs
1 (quickly capture if only slightly disabled
by a knobkorri.    I have often endeavor
ed to make friends with these dogs, only
to be received wilh snarls.    < ine might
as well seek to make chums with hyenas.
SKIN  COMPLAINTS
dogs   ate    prone   to
pick  up skin diseases, and  that in
why they should be ins| ted with
frequency.    <>ur digs are paraded  for
"doctor 8 inspection at h;tst thr<<e
times per week, 'the wisdom ni this
was recently apparent when one hud de
veloped mild eczema in the log. Had it
been left for another week, we might
have had trouble right through the |;en
uels, There are many dressings, but for
mild attacks ordinary sulphur run be
:iie|iii, d with safety, though care must be
taken thai the dog does not lick ton
much of I he compound.
11 is an enormous mistake to apply
strong dressings to dogs. Their flesh
].- extremely porous, nnd much injury
can be done. A friend of mine once had
ti man to look after his pups, and, as
lhey showed signs of skin complaint, the
mun suggested he should use his own
sin.ole remedy. It transpired thnt he
procured u couple of ounces of strong
I I ncco, boiled this with soft snap, and
applied with frequency. It is unnecessary to Bay that the pups died. A post-
mortem > -tumination clearly Indicate*]
thnl they had suffered from nicotine
poison.
HAMILTON'S RETORT
Mr.
Poik,  Eskimo and  Polar Perigrinator.    Eskimos Are All  Sports
Even Their Work Is Play
five devices must finally becomo exhausted which nature herself hns invent
ed for the wonderful organization of tin
universe, to stive her creatures as lonj.
possible from the fate of freezing ti
CANINE TOPOGRAPHY
FELLOW member of one nf the
ESSCX dog clubs once Went CO UTS
ing about forty miles from home,
wanting a dog for oilier purposes,
ired for a hall' bred to be sent him.
log duly arrived bv train, nnd, hav-
death.     I  have discussed this at  greater|*0'
fishes iu all the world, why he needs to
bo^—and is—the easiest satisfied with
his play, and the most diligent huntsman and fisherman in all the world, lie
can make Ins own fish-hooks out of bono
and his line out of sinews. He can rig
up a spear, without iron or steel, that
will kill a seal or a walrus ur land a
narwhal or even a whale, upon occasion.
Mo builds himself boats of skin and
bone, and sledges of driftwood. lie
hunts and fishes and fishes aud hunts,
for therein "lie his living, his food, clothing, light, heat.
No tending the furnace fur Mr. Pork
or his fellows. No guing tn the office
to get money for mother anil bairns, and
a wee bit for himself, maybe. No
churches, schools, theatres, stores, shops;
nothing like work or recreation as we
know it, but plenty of harder work than
any man of us all has, and perhaps—if
one has sufficient philosophy to see it
that way—enough  recreation, too.
But just for a guess, I like it not,—
this recreation of Mr. Pork and his
friends. Of course you know that this
gentleman is not called pork because
he's a hog, but only because his real
truly name is too deep for utterance in
plain Knglish vowels nnd consonants.
Ilis life is like his name, to me.   It may
of mv wi
publish
rooms. Wo sliuuld walk in woods of
trees made uf polished, many-veined
agate, and bearing leaves of silver and
gold. Thc flowers iit. our feet would be
rubies, sapphires, and topazes, and all
the wonders with which our childhood's
fancy adorned tho fairy gardens, could
there become a reality.
There still remains one doubt, however. .Shall we nut have to starve amid
all this splendor? I'p on the surface of
the earth it has become cold and dark.
Put no plant can grow without light,
and indeed they cannot du without sunlight. No artificial light has so far been
able tu take tho placo of the sun. All
animals, and ultimately the human race,
live un plants directly or indirectly.
The conversion of mineral substances,
water and air into edible products could
hitherto be effected only by the plant
organism in its microscopic retorts. This'
is another undiscovered  secret.
Hut whenever dire need arose 'thej
saving discovery was made. At present I
we are still able to have the plants cook '
our food in sunlight, ami this fortunate
condition is likely to continue for quite
some time. Still our shrewdest invest i
gators have long ago begun attempts to
make "organic substances," and ultimately  bread,  from  stones  or ai   least
length in the revised edit i
on "The Km! of the World,
in  the "Knsmos" series.
Put   only   each    particular  world  or
world   system,  as an   individuality,  caul
perish.     Everything  must  die   in   or,lei
to make room for the birth of something j
better.    The end oi' a world is folli wed .
ing been out for a da\ 's spoil, tcmpor
arily lost his master. It transpired that
the dog hung about the stable i,r bam
i where his master had last, been seen foi
uno time, and then disappeared. When
his owner nt length reached home (hav
ing covered forty miles by t rain), he
found hi* half-bred dog wailing tor him
at thc gate.
re-pi IKY    I,:,.!    1
ece'ii   discussing
Aaron
±     Burr.
"Tho tn
eublo with  lleerr n
Iwaya
Brand 1" ran tn
he thnl he was wr
a|c],c.d
ec[c in himself,"
.cued Jefferson.
"Wc-li,"   rote
irleel   Hamilton,
■' why
sheeiililn't   an  ole
1  c!,, stnul   like' lh
at   br
wr;c[tjei'ei up in ;
e  Burrt"
It  w;cs nfter 1:
earing llii„ remarl
. that
Burr cilice'   more
■   challenged   Iho
nrc>nt
Federalist tee .'en
ictliiT mortal comb
at.
Q'
iey   il   no*e
lasting c;
i new life,
abe.
CMCittlee
ale of li
Tr;i[i'cl:i
ar
Thero
I doe
fr.eni
Ih, bach lo1
A   GIRA1
ii.    oven
THE  DOG AS  A MEANS  OF
SALVATION
VT7IIKX n man invariably has mi
a man invariably has monoy
tlie bank, and is respectable
and respected, has graduated at
Harvard, has a decorous wife and children, has never been carried away by
any passion or enthusiasm, knows the
right people, and conforms strictly to
tie1 customs of good society; and when
this sort of tiling has been going on for.
perhaps, two or three generations, then
there is apl to creep into the blood a
coldness that would chill the heart of a
bronze statue. Such persons are really
degenerates of their peculiar kind, and
need to lie saved, perhnps by desperate
measures. Let them elope with the cook;
let them got religion of a violent Moth-
odistic, or of an intense Ritualistic, kind
might   have   been   wi
had foi t v wives wit li
up al the back?"
indeed, but for nn
more. I am sorry for Mr. Pork and an
his kind; the only thing they have that
I envy them is their good nature. Not
that 1 grudge them if. Hear me! no; if
they didn't have it they'd die, but it
seems a bit nf a pity that they can't
shave it down to just, enough to keep
them gning and yet be cross enough to
look for another home. Six months of
night and whale oil breakfasts must call
for a true sportsman to enjoy them.
! give him tho
and  spoil  hi
of  Provident
'effected.
run of tin
tin
house,
by the
Ivation
og,
love him
blessing
mav   be
... , ■ ,        - . . . ,        ,,,..   (■'■■■ two have much  in common); or if
be sport tor those who like it very much j t nun air and water with a little bit oi I (},PV cannot do that, let them get a d
nny, and nay sume] earth   added.     Some   success   has   been
achieved already.   Unfortunately, ovory
one of the organic substances so far produced in the chemical laboratory has n
nutritive   value   whatever. We   hav
been  able  to  reproduce artificially  the |
perfumes   of   tlnwers,   for   instance   I ho
sweet   fragrance   of   the   violet,   which
certainly is one of nature's master | )EA KSOX'S Magazine professes to
pioccs, and also many dycfituffs which
heretofore could bo derived from plants
only. So far, however, there is among
these artificial products untie of any use
to  our stomachs.     But  all   this  will   1
THE   FRAGILE   GIRAFFE
FPK is an ungainly creature
it,   home,   and   when   he   is
wrested   from   his  native, soil  and
Garten-; put up in the narrow confines of captivity his extraordinary length of limb and
| neck   is  very  much   in   tho  wav.     li   is
said that  there is one order that animal
collectors  nevi r  like  to  fill-that   for  a
live giraffe.
Lions, tigers, and pythons are eusy
io capture compared with thc giraffe.
That longdeggcd, long necked boast can
see, smell, and hear a hunter miles awny.
Pitfalls are worse than useless, for a
giraffe would bo certain to break its legs
or neck if it tumbled inlo one. A trap
strong enough to hold tho powerful cv:i
ture would crush its delicate legs like
pipe stems.
There is but one way to take d giraffe
alive, nnd thai way is hard and tedious
Giraffes must bo surrounded by drivers
and chased until they bring up, wear)
and helpless, in a bamboo enclosure, It
means a drive of many miles lasting
many days, for if they wore driven Into
tin' pen in I heir first rush of terror they . ,\n' he mus
ANNE BOLEYN ON HENRY VIII.
UKKN   ELIZABETH   had   remarked
that  lialeigh was a charming man,
but   that   after  all   tho   beau   ideal
among  men   was   Henry  the   Mighth,
"He was a dandy," she observed with
enthusiasm.
"I should hardly call him a dandy,"
said Anne Boleyn, walking to a mirror
to see if her head was on straight. "He
struck me as being nothing no ire t han
a rather stout  lady killer."
THE CHEERFUL PHILOSOPHER
JJUMCTETUS   had   listened   patiently
J     for   hours    to    the   complaints  of
Brigham Voung on the subject of
mat rimony,
"Mv   chief   reason   for   marrying   so
Dften,    the latter remarked, "was merely a desire to see if such a thing as per
feci connubial bliss existed.   ' If al first
you don't  succeed, try, try again,' was
my motto, nnd  I  found life very trying.
1   had   thirty   or   forty   mothers-in-law.
My  milliners' bills  ran  a  close second
to tlie national debt, and I never had a
good cook in the house—not once."
"Oh,   well,"   smiled   Epictctus,   "it
have   been   worse.     Suppose  ynu
gowns ! hnl hooked
big
Is ;
RECONSTRUCTING THE VENUS DE
MILO
have solved tin
ing firms of the
WHEN THE SUN IS EXTINGUISHED
What Would Happen
(By Dr. M. Wilheltn Meyer)
WHAT would we do if one nf these
days we should notice that ',he
sun would rise nn mure?
The good hnuse wife will nnswer;
Well, in that case we shall simply switch
on tho electric light. And even if the
sun should gn nn strike forever, our engineers, thnse magicians, who can dn
anything, woulu soon invent something
to compensate for this loss. Hns not
engineering such a reputation nowadays | thin
that nothing is believed to bo impossible
tu it f
The scientist might add and right
here that nature has invented a light
far cheaper than electric light, for instance that emitted by fire-flies. And if
we have discovered so many of nature's
secrets, why should not we fathom that
of the firefly light? As regards the
cheapness of such living lanterns, it   is ^^^^
interesting to learn that American scion- ! dreds  of   thousands  of  degree
fists have recently subjected a lightning \ from   this  sun   there   might   1
iddl
Veil
A  Frenchman, M. P. dc
ys  that    probably   only
low a!   present   the truth
ehieved some time, and then we shall |matter, sends full particulars as to the
not need the sun at all, and  it   may go I place   and   discovery   of   the   torso   and
out if it wishes. j of the arms, and of the real position of
, ;
of the miH.1
g do  Milo.
Sincay,  who
two   people
if the  whole
But will this ever occur? fan the sun
ever lose its immense power? A calculation has been made Bhowing that the sun
is like a furnace capable of heating an
engine that could everv second lift a
load of 30 billion tuns* (uf 2,000 kiln-
grammes each) a distance of ono kilometer. Let the engineers figure what
they could do with this, whereas at present they allow all this energy to go to
waste,
the latter on Mi" body. M. p.rest, who
presented the Venus to the Louvre, was
a relative of Nf. de Sincay 's, and it is
his story of the finding of the statue,
and   of the circumstances  in   which  tli
would dasJi  iu  headlong and  kill them
Selves.
When tie* giraffo is penned ih-' work
is only begun. The next great difficult)
to overcome is th.* live hundred mile-. .,i
more of wilderness to the nearest sea
port. Men have 11 jod to transport : lie
great brutes by driving them, but. the,
risk of accident is too groat. The host
method is to pen the giraffe in a ham-
boo cage open at the top, so that the
head and shoulders can Stick out. Then
the cage ih !asln*-d to great bamboo poles
from twenty to thirty feet long, and a-
many  natives as nre rj ssary lilt   the
ends on their shoulders nud give tiie
queer beast a free ride to ihe ocean.
The problem of transportation does
not cense with the journev to the sea
port. Tip* shipping of the giraffe and
the voyage are i'r:iu,oht with peril. The
giraffe's \r-^ break very easily; if he
lips   the   fragile   underpinnings   doable
THE HORSE
A   N'nhiro Study
brown  Horse—ull he can eat
some oats an '  brenkfas'
' f I
hoi 't   h:r. e nny sugai   on
unything to make um good.
'Ai's w'y I sympathized wif him
An'   ion   lie   reached   his   nose  right
thro"
I'll' little  window  where he  is.
So's he could sny hw " (low de dool''
rabed
That
< It
,oet all brushed nn
All '    Weill'   :i    Collar I '"■    MO*.
I guei    1:    wears his shoes in  bi ■!.
'i 'auso they 'te all f.'i-u t.. him, > ou sec
W 'en  Pa nuts "ii ! h ' Horse 's i lo 'i B
An' pulls th' straps an' buck les thro
1
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III
bnc
;.
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my   1
Va
'fralc
1
Hf   V.
hat
1   :ee   llif
li
[■,-ls nut;
lit
do,
w
'.I,     1
hr|
I'll
CTCII
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1 drive
in
ere-
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Jus
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hold
in
' en th'
e
ads,
M
v    I'll
he- BI
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it
.  be ■!   Ill ll
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'Th'
Hor
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1   lie'
Ile
ersc
Ice
■ lie ink*
Si
too
Taw
«'     lie
•   b
.1.1..-
.1
life    llll'
.1
own
his
head;
At '- how In   sm\ - he understands
'P.out ovei 'thing my Pa has snid.
forth;
arms were
Mn
cay has now imparted to Pearson'
azine.
It   was   in   1820   that   a   peasanl   who
was at work digging in a field  In  Milo
With an infinitesimal portion of I came across the torso.    Nearly frighten
rgy the sun sets in motion tho  od out of his wits, he called M. Brest to
machinery    of    our   atmosphere    which   como and see the thing.     After careful j I
raises   the   water   from   the  sea   to   tho scrutiny   Nf.   Brest   realized  that   it   was  n
clouds and  feeds our waterfalls.     With   some antique masterpiece, and  ho  made   c
small   lappings  of   this  water,  such  as !several drawings of it.    Ho then inform    I
discovered, which M. de Sin .under   him   ami   snap.     In   transferring
the animal from shore to ship liis long
I is on rs e m  c.  ji ■!■   I ack  :
Ile \\" - um to ht      wif', too,
\n' once he put nm right down flat
n Pa's whip said what ho mus' do.
W"
iici
ckle
Wil
may   1"
strike
•h   COS
on
tangled   in
par,   mast    or
al byi   to the
lis
those diverted nt Niagara 1*
entire cities.    This furnace, at
determined   with   reasonable
has a  Bltrfuce temperature nf
000 deg. <'.    In its interior the
wo light
could l>e
ortainl y,
about GY
sun must
the   la
shroud
giraffe
Tin   legs :<■•• not tbe only i r < ■
ms of t he giraffe anal nny     ( ntch
giraffe, therefore,  is nol  an easy  pro
sfl, but   the reward ;s great     '!' '■•    ■ '
dor -uieeeeti jj] bringing home ulivo i
limen,   h<
gnori   spi
'nnv   price   in   roast
the  most   costly
n.:i\ nl tain almost
i. inasmuch as thifl
wild  animal of t ho
1 hurl..
temperatures   of   perhaps   linn
ed the French Ambassador nt C ristati
linople of his treasure-trove, and begged
him to send at once a ship from Athens
to    convey    the    Btatuo    I"    Marseilles,   menagerie.
Thence it  was to be forwarded to  Paris       The giraffe is one of those beasts that
and presented to tho Musoe du  Louvre,   frequently   break   their  hearts   in   cap
And IOfficial red tape cnusod eighteen months'  tivity.    The;,   have been know:; to weep
formed  delay, during which time two attemptsjwith home-sickness.
A n ' w "\   it  is  'at Io* mus' wear
Th' little shutters to his eyes,
They'a jus1 Iiib kind of spectacles
Se. ns to make him look more wise.
\ in w'en my  Pa goes in th' store,
It'   lool -   in   -i"   inquiring  way
Kight   'round  an' asts mc does T know
[Tow  long my  Pa is goin' to stay;
\r.' after    Pa lie let  me give
II im   I..is o '  sugar,  in  a  lump;
Hut    u 'en    his   niouf   hunts    'round   mv
hand
'At 's w 'v it is he made mo jump.
My  Pa  1st laffed,  'cause he's real glad
I   didn't  jerk   my  hand  right   'way—
'That's  how bo knows  I'm  goin' to be
A   lion tamer, sonic  (ine day.
Marie Louise Tompkins THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
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" Tut. 5h/\l ur Ckrtainty "
Slater
Shoes
The shoe that spells style
1 and comfort to tired feet
The ladies of ihe Presbyterian
church will hold an ice cream
social inthe Hosmer opera house
on Wednesday evening, .Jul}*
27th.    Admission 10 cents.
The Rev. C. K. Nicoll will be
in attendance at the school to
issue library books to the scholars on Monday and Wednesday
between the hours of 11 and 12
a. m. during July and August.
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Ever have
feet when vou
tired
take
your shoes oil at
night? and wish
you never had to
put them on again
— likely \ ou have if you
have been   wearing- any
other make but
Slater Shoes
<^D
Try a pair of
Slater Shoes that
need no "breaking'
in,"---fit right from
the start and you'll
wear a smile of satisfaction every time
you put them on
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The Slater Shoe
For Ladies Too
large
This week we received a
shipment of Slater Shoes for ladies in
Oxfords and Bluchers, Black, Tan and
Chocolate Shades.
See   them  in   our   shop  window
this week.
A. MILLS & SON
MILLS BLOCK
HOSMER, B. C.
Miner Killed at Hillcrest.
Gteorge  Martin,  one   of
the
>**•;. <:<*********«*****.^
TALK OF THE TOWN
The 'rimes 'phone No, is 10.
Robt. McTuggart was in Michel Tuesday.
P. Carosella made a business
trip to Hosmer on Tuesday.
.Icilm Patterson made a Hying
trip to Fernie on Wednesday,
Frank and Percy Bean, of
Fernie, was in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Sorkee anel children are
visiting Fernie for a few days.
Johnny Bossio was taking in
the sights .'it Fernie last night.
Plenty of raspberries are now
ripe, and berrying parties are
the order of the clay.
1!. 1>. Mills came up from
Lethbridge for pay day and returned again Monday.
Miss Annie Pohara made a
trip to Fernie yesterday, returning on the local this morning.
II. Boll, Thos. DavisaudThos.
Elliot drifted in from Corbin on
.Saturday and spent .Sunday in
I losmer.
.Mr. and .Mr-.  .1.
Mr. anei Mrs. .1. Wi
nic.  "autoed"   In
Monday.
City Cloi
Bolton, <el'
visitors lc,
evening.
Mi" l,'ee~r Marx, "I' Shako]	
Minn.. sister nl' II. A. Marx i- in
town nnd i~ ilie guesl of Mi's.
I). (.. Wilson.
A meeting eel' tin' Women's
Auxiliary \> ill !"• held Tuesday,
July 20th al three o'clock al tin*
home of Mr-. <'. II. Winter.
Geuoial manager Ashworth
and chief engineer Roaff, of the
Crows Nest Pass deal Coal Co.,
drove in I'roin Michel cm Saturday.
The Hosmer fool ball club will
B. B, Dalquist arrived Monday
from Ada, Minn., and is visiting
at the borne of his sister, Mrs.
.J. I). Thompson. Mr. Dalquist
is a leading banker of Ada.
Don't forget the free moving
picture show at the Queens
Hotel, Saturday evening from
8:30 to 11 p. m.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will nold an ice cream
social in the Hosnier opera
house on Wednesday evening,
July 27th.    Admission 10 cents.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good   shave
Pete's Barb*
bath,
lltf
Pollock   and
11 lace, ofFer-
llosnier   on
Mrs.
Bolton   anil
■Vrnie.   were   auto of $100 ai
osmer ecu  Monday
hahveut
Shop.
1). McNeish spent a few hours
in town on Tuesday on his way
to Michel. Mr. McNeish is
indefatigable in seeing that his
various gangs are doing good
work on the roads.
C.J.Lewis and government
agent Alexanderpassedthrough
Hosmer on Sunday. They go
to make ten days tour of investigation in the Flathead valley,
in tbe interests of their respective departments.
The Hosmer and Fernie football teams met at the Hosmer
football grounds last Saturday
evening with a draw as the re-
sult. 1'he game was for a purse
I have to
Fernie to
merits   of
there  wi
l,e another game  /it
decide t he respective
the two teams.
Rubber Stamps at ihe Times
oflice.
Voung .(ones, ihe light weight
of the south end. anil who has
several successful battles to bis
credit, and who poses as the
lightweight champion of Montana and the Pacific coast, is in
training I'or a boxing contest
with Billy Lauder, of Calgary.
who is the lightweight champion of Canada. We expeel to
see something doing. The event
will take place at Fernie on
ive a basket social at the opera Auirusl 20
When  the stomach fails   to
lerform    it*-     functions,
•owels  become deranged
Soreness   of    the     muscles, liver and the kidneys congested
whether   induced    by    violent   causing      numerous     diseases,
exercise  or  injury,  i-   quickly The stomach and liver must   be
relieved by the tree application  restored to a healthy condition
Chamberlain's     Liniment, and Chamberlain's Stomach .'ind
house. Monday evening. August
'I'l.      Everybody  is  invited  to
come.
of
This liniment isequally valuable | Liver Tablets
for muscular rheumatism, .ind  upon to do il.
always   affords    quick    relief,  mosl   effective
Sold by all druggists. druggists.
■an
Fa
A daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Jarvis this afternoon.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold an ice cream
social in the Hosmer opera
house on Wednesday evening,
July 27th.    Admission 10 cents.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51
H. Hodgson, manager for
British Columbia for the Mac-
Lean publishing company, was
transacting business in town
today.
When the fire whistle is blowing is no time to think about
insuring your house and furniture. Don't put off another
day. You should also consider
what company you insure in; K.
W. Rogers represents the best
companies.
Fred Oakes and Bill Kay both
think they are no small potatoes in the matter of sprinting.
Quite a lot of talk was indulged
in as to who was the fastest
man and it was decided to settle
the matter in a race from goal
to goal on the football field last
.Sunday morning. Ten dollars
was the wager, and quite a
crowd assembled to see tlie
sport. Tom Fitzpatrick was
tbe official starter. Fred says
Billy is a dandy on the start hut
the result was that Fred was in
at the winning post ono yard
ahead.
The enormous quantity of
smoke which is permeating the
valley gives indications that
bush (ires are raging in our
vicinity. The people of Hosmer
need have no fear for their property, as the vast lumbering operations carried on by the Elk,
Wood-Mc.\ah and Fernie lumber company's have denuded
the forest to such an extent
that there is very little left for
the fire fiend to consume.
However, precautions should
not he relaxed and at the first
sign of a lire, however small,
every effort should be put forth 0 | ward to have it put out immed-
thefiutely.
The   world's  most   successful
medicine for bowel   complaints
is Chamberlain's (.'olic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy.    It has
relieved more pain and suffering
be depended and saved more lives than any
y to take and other medicine in use.    tnvalu-
.Solil  by all able  lor children  and   adults.
i .Sold by all druggists.
oldest miners in the Crows Nest
Pass, was killed in the Hillcrest
mnie by a large fall of rock
from the roof of one of the
rooms. He leaves a wife and
family.
Card of Thanks.
On behalf of the Catholic
people of Hosnier, I extend
their heartfelt- thanks for the
co-operation of themany friends
who worked so hard to make
the basket social at the opera
house a success.
Kiev. Fatiikk Salles.
Murder at Jaffray.
A murder was committed at
Jaffray, ISO miles west of Fernie
last Saturday night about 11
o'clock. L. Pellrinler, an Italian
laborer working on the C. P. R.
section gang at that place, was
instantly killed by knife stabs
in the heart, inflicted, so it is
stated by a laborer named
Frenzr Chilla, a countryman of
his victim.
Chilla was captured by constable Boardman, of Coal Creek,
in the vicinity of the old Cedar
Valley mill, and is now lodged
in the Provincial jail at Fernie.
Wedding Bells.
Joe Kuklo and Miss Mary
Ordza wero married on Monday
night, July 18th at eight o'clock
by the Rev. Father Salles. Joe
is well known as the moving
picture specialist at the Queen's
hotel. Miss Ordza has also
been an employee of that establishment and they have the best
wishes of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuklo will continue to reside in Hosnier.
A dance with refreshments
was held at the Queen's in
honor of the event and was attended by a large nun,ber of
merry makers who did their
best to make Joe's wedding a
hummer.
The Mackintosh Raffle.
John MacKintosh, an old
miner who lost his eyesight in
the Knob Hill mine at Pluenix,
B. C, held a raffle on Monday
night at the Queens hotel and
tne following are the list of
prize winners: First prize,
ticket number 101, diamond
pin, J. E. Grant, Hosnier; second prize, ticket number 230,
diamond ring, John Patterson,
Hosmer; third prize, ticket
number 270, gents watch, J. H.
McDonald, Moyie; fourth prize,
ticket number -184, ladies watch,
F. J. Harrison, Michel.
Individual members of the
Hosmer local U. M. W. A. worked hard to make the affair a
success.
Refrigerators and ice cream
freezers at Bennett Bros.
Another Railroad on Paper.
Pincher Creek, July 20.—Still
another cheering message was
received by wire here today
i'roin tbe railway promoters in
New Vork, this one to the effect
that about the first of August
four or five of the best railroad
engineers in America will be in
Pincher Creek, presumably to
give Iheii* opinions and assistance! with regard to the  route.
The name given to this new
railroad venture is the Pincher
Creek, Cardslon and Montana
railway company. With the
exception ol' llu; foregoing telegraphic message no further information has been received
here. Strange to say, while the
bulk of the people take it for
granted that thc building of
this road is the next thing to
an assured tact, there are some
a very few- who will wear
doubting caps until such time
as they hear the locomotives
whistling.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets gently stimulate
the liver and bowels to expel
loisonous matter, cleanse the
ystom, cure constipation and
sick headache. Sold by all
druggists.
Tariff Rate on Coke and Goal.
An order has been issued by
the Railway Commission directing the Canadian Pacific railway
to revise and re-issue special
tariff rates on coke and coal
from all shipping points on the
Lethbridge, Crow's Nest and
Cranbrook sections westerly.
The Galbraith Coal company,
whose colleries are Lundbreck,
Alberta, charged discrimination
in favor of Lethbridge, and an
order follows as a result of the
investigation.
Mine Rescue Stations in B. G.
Victoria, July 13.—The mines
department of B. C, of which
the premier, Hon. Richard
McBride, is head, has placed
orders with the Draegor Oxygen Apparatus company, of
Pittsburg, Pa., for complete
mine rescue apparatus for the
equipment of three mine rescue
stations in the principal coal
mining areas of British Columbia. One of those stations will
be established in the Crows
Nest Pass district and two on
Vancouver Island,thescstations
being in charge of the respective inspectors and in accordance with the amendment to
the "Coal Mines Region Act"
which became law of the province on the 10th of March last.
It is both hoped and expected
to have these stations established before the close of the present year, thereby immensely
augmenting the modern facilities for life saving in the event
of colliery disasters should any
such occur in the future.
Searching Woods for Missing Sister.
After travelling the woods
around Wycliffe for over a
week in an effort to find his
sister, Miss Agnes Smith, who
wandered from the Staples residence in Moyie on Monday
night or Tuesday morning of
last week, William Smith reached Moyie Tuesday. Although
ho covered practically the entire country adjacent to Wycliffe and was assisted by the
provincial police, but his search
was futile.
Miss Smith left Cranbrook on
Monday of last week for Wycliffe to act as companion to
Miss Staples. During the night
she left the house, attired only
in a night robe and slippers
with a shawl over her shoulders
The shawl and slippers have
since been discovered on the
river bank, but no trace can be
found of the missing  woman.
This led to the opinion that
she had drowned herself, but
Indians saw her on the river
bank after the shawl and slippers were found. Miss Smith
was known to be mentally unbalanced and it is feared she
has died from exhaustion.
Over The Hope.
Jim Hill, Great Northern
Railway builder, must look to
his laurels. The application of
the Kettle River Valley railway
company for approval of the
plans of a proposed route from
the Ooldwater river in the Sim-
ilkameen, at a point where the
Midway-Penticton- Merritt sec
tion turns north to follow the
Cold water river to the Nicola
valley, connection being made
at Merritt with the Nicola
branch of tho C. P. R. from
Spence's bridge, is a pretty
plain indication that the new
southern interior railroad proposes to cross the Hope mountains, run down the Coquahalla
to the Fraser river and join thc
the main line of the C. P. R. at
Hope, or as the route map
shows, Ruby creek. This proposed location of a route
revives the hopo that the Kettle
River Valley railway will include in its plans a direct connection from the interior
Boundary country to the coast,
the. necessary link in a second
transcontinental by way of the
Crows Nest Pass line to the
Pacific tidewater. What gives
a color of possibility to the project is the increased traffic on
tho Canadian Pacific railway's
mountain section. The Crows
Nest section, giving connection
with the coast by the Kettle
River Valley line and especially I
by the proposed route over tlie j
Hope mountain pass would relieve traffic on the more north-1
erly line and bring the wheat of J
the prairies and southern Al-1
berta to the Pacific seaports
over easier gradients.—Columbian.
OLD NEWSPAPER DAYS'
(Continued from frontpage)
friends who have helped us
with their money andsympathy
we extend our sincere thanks.
To our enemies this will be
pleasant reading. Our suspension will enable them to bamboozle the public without any
fear of being molested and consequently they will be happy.
"Four months ago this paper
had the brightest prospects of
any paper in Canada. Today
everything is changed. Such is
life in the wild and silvery west.
One day a prospective millionaire—the next, nothing to live
on but wind and one of Burke's
checks.
"In lieu of crepe we have
hung the printing office towel
on the door knob. Turn off tbe
gas, rit» down the curtain aud
exclaim: 'The play is over, the
flag is hauled down, the Kaslo
Claim is dead, extremely dead.' "
A Miraculous Escape.
To fall into ono of tho large
furnaces of the Granby smelter,
to be enveloped for one instant
by blue flames and sulphurous
fumes, and to emerge alive and
practically uninjured, was the
thrilling experience of Jack
Feak, one of tbe oldest furnace-
menon the works, on Thursday
afternoon. A     couple   of
severe burns on his wrist and
badly shattered nerves are the
only evidences of his miraculous
escape from instant death.
Feak was working in front of
his furnace, when ono of the
electric charge cars came along
with a load of coke, Feak gave
the signal to the motorman,
Wm. Farmer, to stop, and resumed his work. Farmer, however, did not see the signal, as
the trolley of his car had jumped from the wire, and at the
time it was given he wasengag-
ed in replacing the trolley. The
instant the trolley touched the
wire the car rushed into the
furnace, carrying Feak before
it. There wero several workmen around the furnace when
this scene was being enacted, to
their coolness and presence of
mind Feak undoubtedly owes
his life. The motorman, when
he realized what had ocurred,
reversed the level*, and before
the car had entered half way
into the furnace it shot out
again with lightning speed.
Some one shut off tho blast of
the furnace. The unfortunate
Feak made a quick jump and
caught one of tho railson which
tbe car enters the furnace with
both hands. As he did so Bill
Emard, who was standing by
the side of the furnace, caught
hold of the man's arm, and with
the help of another workman
he was instantly pulled out of
the furnace. All these events
happened in a second, but when
Feak landed on the feed floor
his hair was singed and his
clothing ablaze. While in the
furnace he refrained from
breathing. Had he done so the
sulphurous flames would certainly have choked him. With
the exception of the burns on
his wrists, Feak sulferod no
bodily injuries, but his nervous
system has been badly wrecked
by the terrible experience.
Similiar accidents might be repeated a thousand times, and
in every instance prove fatal.—
Grand Forks Sun.
Stopping an ad to save money
is like stopping a clock to save
time.
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
Jambs Milo, Prop.
Fruits, Candies,  Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc.. Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
CALL AND SKIC US
Next  door  tc Tony   Lojubardi's
old .stun,1.
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* *
* House of Hobberlin *
* *
*
SUMMER:
: SOITS :
*    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm    *
* Made to Your Measure *
: $15.00 !
Aiello & Bossio
Agents for Hosmer
*************   *
We do not claim
to give a business
education in 30 days
or 6 weeks.   We
need a reasonable
time.   But when we
finish the job we
have the satisfaction of knowing,
that it is done right.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.   The principal
is F. C. Garbutt
THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD
We carry nothing but first quality
goods in Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Men's Furnishings and Clothing.
Agency of the
Art Tailoring Company, Ltd.
Evciy suit made specially to measure
and guaranteed in workmanship and  fit.
A. MATHIESON
THE STORE OF SATISFACTION
Main Street HOSMER, B. C.
■s *
j Estimates given on Concrete work J
! BELL & DAVIS f
Builders and
s      =======
I   Contractors
J All kinds of repair work* done on  short notice.    Shop
| Fittings a specialty.     Estimates Furnished on
* Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
| HOSMER, B. C. CORBIN, B. C. £
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