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Array Tour epocial attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills ft Son
Your special attention is called to onr
ad on buck page.
A Mills & Son
Number 38
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A Child's Pride in "Possession"
ih a natural instinct which can be tactfully guided into useful direct-
~  ""   " 'tin of
1 [ ions.   The pride of having "My Very Own"
Ivorine Tooth Powder
together with the pleasing flavor which distinguishes this well-known
dentriflce, will induce a child to take care of the teeth at an age when
the importance of this habit can hardly be appreciated. Parents
know that the teeth need daily antiseptic cleansing and will be ready
to encourage the habit by providing a tin of this valuable powder.
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Geo. H. Marlatt's Big Sale
Highas the Rockies above the prairies, lower the bargains of
Prices which make other stores dizzy to look down upon.
Customers are coming from Michel, Fernie and all outlying
points.    Be sure and get your share of the good things now
6 days more of matchless bargain giving
Opera House Block   - —    -    <ge0t g. Marlatt
Edmonton Board of Trade Suggests $1,000 Entrance Tax
Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. C.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   .and   Meals  in   tbe   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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That the increasing influx of
colored people into the Edmonton district and the homestead
country surrounding constitutes
a serious menace, and that immediate steps for the prevention of immigration of negroes
from the other side should be
taken, was the opinion expressed by Mr. Powell at the meeting of thc board of trade lust
week at Edmonton. The question was raised in a communication the subject in which Mr.
Powell dealt with tbfe race
problem of the States and prophesied a similar problem on
this side of tho line unless
immediate steps are taken.
Mr. Powell is a Canadian
who has spent many years in
the Southern states where, he
states, the principal work of
the police courts is the handling of cases of negro crime.
Edmonton, it is claimed, already
had over one hundred colored
residents and their presence
had a demoralizing effect. Even
the best of negroes were not
desirable as citizens, since they
were unassimilable with whites.
In 1870 there were about 5,000,-
000 of them in the United
States, in 1890, 7,638,000 and in
1910, between nine and ten
A desire was expressed that
a capitation tax of $1,000 be
levied on all colored people
entering the country.
Board of Trade Meeting
The special meeting of the
Board of Trade was held at the
Pacific Hotel •• sample room,-
Friday evening, April 15th.
Those present were: R. J. Cole
vice president, H. L. Brown,
secretary, R. W. Rogers, A. J.
Bennett, A. Fortier, R. Gourlay,
A. McL. Fletcher, W. B. Wright,
C. H. Dunbar, E. I. Bennett,
T. A. Cornett,   C.  B.   Winter
B. B. Mills, H. A. Marx, L. A.
Lanthier, A. Mathieson, B. F.
Lester, S. Snell, J. Bossio, F.
G. Waters, J. D. Thompson,
William Robson, James
Hixon, Frank Labelle, H. F.
McLean, Fred Wildman, Dr.
Higgins and John Boudin.
After the meeting started A.
McL. Fletcher apologized to E.
I. Bennett for some remark
made at the regular meeting,
which Mr. Bennett received in
the spirit iu which it was made.
The meeting was called for
the purpose of discussing a
charge against Wm. Robson
preferred by Frank Labelle.
It was evidently a case of Robson and Labelle for it. Mr.
Robson showed evidence which
would prove according to Mr.
Robson's statement that Mr.
Labelle's charge was actuated
solely by malice.
C. B. Winter thereupon made
a motion that the subject be
dropped which was lost. The
original motion to expel Mr.
Robson was put before the
meeting with the result that
Wm. Robson is still a member
of that august body, the Hosmer Board of Trade.
Successful Basket Social
Under the auspices of the
Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian
church, a grand basket social
was held in the Odd Fellows
hall last night.
There was a largo and generous crowd present, some baskets
reaching record prices and some
of the baskets were decidedly
novel, one notably so by Miss
C. H. Pitblado, wns named
Halley comet and it brought
the price.
A. McL. Fletcher was tho
auctioneer and the way he got
rjd of those baskets would
make a Moose Jaw salesman
stare. C. B. Winter was the
star entertainer and regaled
the crowd with several of his
fine selections.
Tho proceeds of the social
realized the handsome sum of
C. P. R. to Introduce the Lettergram
The Canadian Pacific railway
company's telegraph announces
that beginning on Wednesday
April 13, they will render night
letter service between all C. P.
R. offices as weM as to connecting line offices in the United
States, uot including telephone
points. The new service will
be known as the "night lettergram service." The charge for
a night lettergram of fifty
words or less will be regular
day rate for ten words and one-
fifth of this rat^ will be charged
for each additional ten words,
or less. Messages must be
written in plain English, code
or cipher prohibited. Lettergrams may be excepted either
prepaid or collect under usual
regulations and will be taken
at the counter or over telephone
or collected on call any time up
to midnight, but as in the case
of other night telegrams, will
not be put on the wires until
midnight and when the wires
are clear of full paid day business. Night Mttergrams will
be delivered free within one
half mile of company's office, in
towns of 5,000 population or
less, and within one mile of
such office in other cities or
towns. Beyond these limits,
the company does not undertake to make delivery, but will
without liability, at sender's
request, and as his, agent, and
at his expense, 'endeavor to
contract for such delivery, at a
reasonable price. The service
is inaugerated at practically one
half the cost of the former
night service, and wilhio doubt,
be taken advantage of, to a
great extent by the company's
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Ten Thousand Due This Week
The population of the west
will be increased to the extent
of 10,000 people by inmigrants
that are due at Winnipeg this
week, and of this number at
least 15,000 will arrive in the
next few days. Six thousand
of the new comers will be from
Europe and about 4,000 from
the United States.
The new comers reached
Canada on the steamers Tunisian, Lake Erie and Empress of
A couple of hundred home
seekers from the United States
are due to arrive at Winnipeg
on Thursday and will go west
on the Grand Trunk Pacific
homeseekers' train that afternoon. As a result of the big
inrush of new coiners, the demand for farm laborers is now
being filled to a large extent,
but at least 4,000 are wanted at
the present time for work in
all parts of tho west.
An Up-To-Date Wedding
Louis Skybosh was the central figure of a big whoop-up
in C. P. R. town. Louis was
getting married and all the
many accompaniments of an
up-to-date Slav wedding were
on hand, even to sixty kegs of
beer. A largo number of
friends came from Michel to
join in the festival, throw a
dollar in the ring and dance
with the bride. Among those
present were: Dr. C. P. Higgins, H. F. McLean, H. A. Marx,
T. Stockett, J. M. Cummings, G.
N. Shepherd, G. W. Gordon, S.
Snell, T. R. Speers, C. P. R.
Bromley, J. W. Morris, J. D.
Thompson, J. K. Miller, F.
LaBelle, T. A. Cornett, II.
Briewer and E. Cox. The
jubilation continued when the
scribe left at 3, a. m. and it
looked as if it was good for a
Constable Lane Lost His Life in
Performance of His Duty
Fresh Lemons,picked right off the vine, per doz.. 30c
Large Oranges, per doz '.; 40c
A full line of Cigars and Tobaccos just received
Our Stock is Always Fresh Our Prices Can't be Beat
| J. A. LUND, Manager Hosmer, B. C.
, Celery, Lettuce,
Ripe  Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Green Onions, Rhubarb, Radishes
and Strawberries
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.
Farm Help Very Scarce
The famine of agricultural
laborers continues, and it is
estimated that nearly twelve
thousand men could find immediate employment in the three
prairie provinces at wages
running from $180 to $275 per
annum, according to experience.
There aro also openings for
four hundred married couples
at wages of $250 to $400 per
annum. The immigration
authorities at Winnipeg have
situations available for eight
thousand men.
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Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B. C.
A despatch  from Vancouver!
says   that   after   a    desperate
battle with'a band of hoboes on
the  incoming   Seattle   express
Monday  night,   in   which   the
train crew 'participated, pgryl****************************************************
vincial Constable Lane of Mis-
sion Junction, lost his life and
the desperadoes escaped by ■
jumping while the train was in
motion. Provincial Constables
Canipbell and MunrOe were
rushed to tho scene on a special
C. P. R. train on report of the
news in the city.
Constable Lane was killed
answering the summons sent in
by officials that a band of hoboes
numbering at least seven, had !
boarded the train as it pulled
out on thd Canadian side of
Sumas. The constable at once j
boarded the southbound train I
and met tho express two stations south of Mission. The
hoboes were seated at their
ease and defiant of the conductor in the smoking car when
tbe constable arrived, He at
once ordered them off but his
orders were met with a volley
of epithets. The constable seeing that further parley was
useless, resorted to force and
with the help of the train crew
grabbed two of the men and
rushed them towards the door.
In the melee which followed
the constable was thrown to
the floor and was lost to view.
The train crew, which consisted of a brakeman, conductor
and fireman, finally succeeded
in getting rid of the men who
had by this time taken up their
position in tha vestibule, when
it was found that the constable
was lying on the floor iu a pool
of blood. A hasty examination
revealed horrible injuries which
had been inflicted by many
The dead constable was one
of the best known officials
along the line, having been in
the employ of tho government
at Mission for over ten years.
Sir Thomas May be Bordens Successor
The New York Tribune publishes tho following story: A
persistent rumor attributing to
Sir Thomas Shaughncssy the
intention of resigning tho presidency of the Canadian Pacific
Railway Company to go into
politics is going tho rounds. R.
L. Borden, leader of the Conservative party, while well
liked personally, has been unsuccessful in holding the party
together, and the French members from Quebec have been
found repeatedly voting against
their colleagues from the other
A convention of the Conservative party is to tuke place at
Ottawa in June, and it is believed that another leader may
be chosen. If Sir Thomas
should retire from railroading
and enter politics he is regarded as the best man to assume
the leadership. Prominent Conservatives, while expressing
some doubt as to tho truth of
thc rumor, say that they hope
it may come true.
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and  Mount  Royal,  G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Druniniond, K. C. M. G., President.
Sir  Edward Clous ton, Hart., Vice  President and General
Branches is British Columbia
Anneetl'Clllj,'. ChilliVV&clf, Kneli-rley, drenweeeiel, HosniOT, KoloWUO, Nclseell N'i;\v lK'UVUr
Nicola, New SVostinlnstoL', Rossland .Siumiiei'liiiiel, Vaheouvor, Vernon, Victoria.
Savings Bask Department
Deposits of 51 :iiid upward reeeiveel. Intorest allowed ;vt current rates unci paid
half yearly. The depositor is s-ulejeet to no delay whatever lu tlie witlnirawal of thu
whole or any pari of the deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO, Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meals. Fresh  Fish, Giuik
!t   We supply only the best.    Your trade solicited.    Markets
t   in all the principal Towns aud Cities in  British Columbia.
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work done on short notice
Another Surprise Party
A surprise  party  was  given
Mrs. E. J.  Burlingaiue at thel
home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox,'
Friday   evening,    April     1.5th,
DaUciug was indulged in  until
a late   hour.    Music   was   fur-;
nished   by    the    Scotia   Hotel
Orchestra.   Among those pre-!
sent wore:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wildman,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Gordon,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. II. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Cox, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Alex.
Cameron, Mrs. Win. Burlin-
game, the Misses .Jennie and
Maggie Patterson, Messrs. -I.
Bossio, T. II. Davis, R.J. Miller.
J. C. Mnnford, M. I.. McKiunon,
'Robt. McTaggart, Sam Snell.
T. R. Speers and Jack Grant.
Refrigerators and ice  cream
froezers at Bennett Bros,
AU kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
ACHAT  reel!
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
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X   Jos. AsSKl.lN F. If. In'.IIAM   +
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! Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co. |
I Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices ♦
* Dealers in Coal *
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
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Jaivet, the
Factory Girl
The Riy ot Brightness f hit
Came Into Her Dull Life.
Copyright. 1509. by American 1'ress
Association. •
"Dingle, dougle, diuglc, ding. ding,
di-ii-g." eneje?d tbe first sunnnons to
tlie factory workers, the lust "d-i-n-g"
being long drawn out, as tiioiigli the
bell ringer, wbo was also the nigUt
watchman, was becoming weary of
Ibe signal which ended and yet did
Dot end Ills hours of labor. His regular visit to ihe peg clock iu each room
was (ever, hut now he must wait an- '
oilier half hour to ring the last summons lo the help.
Janet Hatcher was a sleepy head,
nud. though she beard aud recognized
the last drawling "d-i-n-g" ot the Urst
bell, she made no effort to rise, but
continued to lie there, gazing sullenly
in the window, through which a faint
suggestion of daylight was beginning
to appear. Rain was pattering agalnsl
11, aud the chill of a falling barometer
bail penetrated the room until tbe
nitre thought of stepping out upon a
cold tleeor brought au anticipatory
shiver, and the factory was nearly a
mile away.
Janet   was   blue.   She   had  gone  to ;
bed   lu   that  condition, and  now  sbe
had awakened in the same way.
It was not until she heard a hesitating slep below that she sprang from
bed. repentant, ashamed, aud hurried I
Into her clothes and downstairs.
"Oh. mother," she cried, "you ought
nol   fo  have got up till  I had a  lire |
stalled:     Here,    let    me   throw   this
shawl around you."
"I was afraid you'd be late, dearie."
ber mother said apologetically. "1
meant to have got up sooner and had
something warm for you, but overslept. It's loo bad to have to go out ,
on a morning like this."
"Well, I didn't oversleep," confessed
Janet, forcing herself into temporary
cheerfulness. "I was Just lazy aud
lay there studying about things.
Lucky 1 had everything ready last
night. I'll put the water In this shallow pan so it'll heat quickly; then we'll
bave coffee." She glanced at the clock.
"Twenty minutes, find It'll take twelve
for me to walk to the factory. No, ma.
you needn't put up u chair for me. 1
shan't sit down. I'll just take a bite
and run. Dou't you hurry, though.
Wall llll the victuals get warmed over
and the coffee's good, then take your
time*. It'll help llll up the day. You
must get awful lonesome here by your-
"N-lio, not so very," the old woman
answered. "I have my knitting, and
there's the cat. But 1 do look forward
to your coming home, dearie."
"1 su|e|ieesc so. 1 wish"— She paused abruptly. She must not make
things any harder for the invalid, who
already had to bear so much. She took
a lew bites hurriedly and in silence.
theu slipped some bread aud an apple
Into a paper bag.
Janet was all ready, wilh (he hood
of the waterproof drawn over until it
almost concealed her face, wbeu her
mother relumed with the slippers und
stockings rolled into a jinall package.
This anil Ihe lunch she slipped under
tbe folds of the waterproof. Then sbe
pushed back the hood a Utile iu order
to kiss her mother goodby.
"Now I must hurry." she said, "for
time's up. Tonight I'll cook up a lot
of nice things—an Indian pudding,
maybe, and some brown bread. And
you know, mother, Sunday's only three
days oil, when we'll be together most
ul! day."
Outside ihe dipiESscd feeling re-
turnecl in Its full iut?lisity. The rain
beat iu her face, the raw wind crept
through the waterproof and thin clothing. Ihe road was covered with two
inches of soft, clinging mud, and it
was si III loo dark for her to see her
way clearly.      V.
The next house was dark. The folks
bad nol got up yet and would not
bave to any more until It wns light.
Mary Bosworth, Her best friend, lived
there, and the morning before Mary
bad joined her in the hurry toward
the mill Hut Mary was a very bright
girl, who had studied drawing and
other things and who was quick and
Imaginative In sketching designs aud
novelties. Tbe day before she had
been promoted to the position of assistant designer for the mill, and after ibis she would work in the office
and not have to go In until 'J o'clock.
A depression in the road caused her
to stumble, splashing Ihe mud up to
her waist. Her lips quivered. She was
not bright, like Mary. She could not
do anything except make Indian pudding and brown broad and coffee and
things like that and spin. Thoy did
say she was the best spinner In the
whole room. Hut spinning was no
good lo help one up to anything else.
it meant that she could Just spl id
spin and spin all the rest of her life.
A balling footstep and an eager "Janet, Janet." caused her to slacken her
pace a liille. A lame girl was limping
toward her. n girl younger tban herself and far more thinly clad, but the
Sallow, pinched face was radiant.
"Isn't It line, Janet.'" she cried gleefully as she snuggled under the waterproof, which Janet promptly opened
nnd shared wilh her. "1 can go along
wild you to the mill now. and I'm to
work in Ihe same room. Just to think
I spoke for a job six months ago and
only got It now! It was awful nice
that Mary Bosworth got her line place
—nice for her and inc. too. for It gives
we ber Job. Now I can get a lot uf
tilings that mother needs, aud maybe
next summer 1 can take music les-
Jauet drew thc frail, happy figure a
little closer. A year before, when she
lirst obtained her job, she had fell
much the same. And the job had
bought her mother aud herself many
nice things lhey bad uot had before.
And now she was repining!
Janet's spirits began to rise. After
all. she was glad that Mary Bos worth
had been promoted. She had earned
the place, aud sbe was such a beautiful, sincere, thoroughly nice girl, it
was uot that she envied 61* was jeal
ous of her and tbe book heroines; it
was only that she could not go and
do something that would make her
like tbem.
The last bell bad been ringing for
several minutes now, and from its accelerating clangs aud tumultuous jingles they knew it was racing on toward its tinal. "dinglety, dinglety, din
gli'ty." the last notes of which would
still be madly vibrating the air when
the night watchman darted out. pulling on his bat and coat as be run.
His speeding exit would be the signal
for the last of the help to slip inside
Ihe yard gates, for tben they would
be locked. Janet nnd ber companions
Here n dozen -yards away when the
linal "dinglety" sounded and the
watchman speeded out. but the gatekeeper saw them and fumbled clumsily
with the fastenings until tbey could
hurry lu.
On damp days like tbls the ends ran
badly, wilh much twisting and break
lug. and. though Janet was nimble fingered and the best spluner In tbe
room, sbe had all she could do to keep
ber sides pieced up. Especially was
tills the case after dolling, which occurred twice a day. With theebobbius
nearly full the threads ran more
smoothly, but witb tbem empty or
nearly so there wus greater strain
upon ihe threads, causing them to snap"-
frequently. The doffers pieced up the
lirst irregular breaks, but after that
e.he spinner had to attend to her own
This doffing of the full bobbins and
replacing lliem with empty ones upon
the spindles had always been an interesting operation to Janet, and sbe
could doff as quickly and neatly as the
experts themselves.
Tbere were always two of these
doffers. each taking a side of a frame
and going up one row nnd down another until the room wus completed.
Tbey use small sleds or carriages
whli h could be pushed along the sides
hy the rigbt knee as they worked. It
took about two hours to doff the whole
room, and then the doffers were allowed to leave the mill or do whatever they pleased until dolling time
came again.
This long leisure between work
made the position ol doffers a very desirable one, and tbere was n saying
among the spinners that "oncen doffer,
always a doffer." The present two
had held their positions for years.
Soon after the morning doffing the
overseer made one of bis observation
tours nmoug the frames, reprimanding
by blowing upon his shrill whistle
any neglect of work he tound. No
matter where the operator ot a side
might be. when she heard that whistle
she hastened back to ber ueglected
duty with apologetic aud crimson lace.
In Janet's alley this whistle wns rarely heard. When he came to ber uow
Ihe overseer was smiling. He usually
.was smiling wben he tound good
"Vou had a bard morning coming
down, dldu't you, Janet.''' Ue asked.
"Yes, sir. It was pretty wet and
••Well, why don't you ask for the
Harding tenement V 1 bey re going to
leave next week, and it wouid bring
you to within a tew rods ot the mill
gate. It's tin* same rent as your I1011S6
out there In Ihe country, 1 tblnk, and
would make il a lot easier for ,iou
this winter. Suppose I speak to tne
outside manager about It?"
"Thank you. ly'wish you would,"
she said gratefully.
She could leave her mother later and
be back to her earlier in the evening,
and it would save that long walk during the winter. Hut, ou the other
band, there was the apple orchard at
the country place aud the big garden
and the (lowers around the house.
Her mother loved liowers, nnd oue of
her chief pleasures was to be out
among them in llie spring and during
the summer. And lhey bad planned so
many vines aud beds lor Ihe next
year. It was really beautiful out
there, while the Harding tenement
was only the counterpart ot fifty others, without yard or even fence around
It. And even If It was cold aud disagreeable sometimes Unit mile walk
would very likely be good for ber to
counteract the mill continemeut. What
had she been thinking about?
She went straight io the overseer.
"1 don't believe you'd better speak
to the manager about that tenement,"
she said. "You see, we've got au apple orchard out there aud a big garden and liowers. and mother loves such
things. I've Wen thinking It over, and
1 believe the walking will do me good."
"Yes, I don't know but you're right,"
he answered. "I'd forgotten tbe orchard and flowers. Biit wait a moment," ns she was turuing away.
"About the Harding girl's job of doffing. There's heen a dozen applicants
after It already, but you know more
about the work than nny of tbem, so
you are the proper one to have the
place. Y'ou may commence Monday.
You've douc your work conscientious
ly, and I want you lo feel the manage-
1 ment appreciates It. This Job will
! give you a lot of time next spring to
| look after your garden and the flowers, anil you can get home earlier
nights, Your mother will like that.*
Janet turned nway, smiled happily,
| but with something choking In her
!  Hi rim t Hint tire vented speech.
Going Too Fir.
"Why  have Jones and  Miss Smith
split up'-"
"She asked him to apologize on bin
bended knees, nnd, being bow legged,
he took it us an Insult."—Boston I'ost.
William O'Brien, tbe Irish political
leader, is reported to have taken up his
permanent abode In Jerusalem. .
The Hon. Thomas gammons, who bas
been appointed American consul general to Yokohama, begun life as a telegraph operator.
A. W. Austin Is the oldest street pe?d-
dler in Chicago In years, but he Is
young In service. He Is ninety-one
years old. and be obtained a license at
Chicago to peddie wooden cups.
lVofessor Brnnder Matthews bas
said something tbat Is worth passing
ailing to the rising generation—'The
man wbo Is In love with bis Job gets
more contentment out of life tbun any
Emlle YValdteufel, tbe waltz composer, was born at Strassburg Dec. 0,
1837, and served as a soldier tn the
war of 187(1. He married Celestlne
Dufau and bus two sons aud a daughter. His residences are In Purls aud
the Villa Waldteufel, at Graudeamp-
les-Bnlns. In Calvados.
Sir Francis Burrund, who Is now
seventy-three, has bad a long and glorious career as a humorist, both lu literature and on the stage. He was editor of Punch for forty-four years, taking the official desk when he wns only
twenty-six nnd retiring only three
yenrs ago. He hns written more tban
a hundred plays, chiefly burlesques and
light comedies, besides two comic op-
ei us.
Things Theatrical.
Eva Davenport has been engaged for
"Tbe King of Cudoula."
A new comic opera by Julian Edwards and Walker Brown Is culled
-Miss .Molly May."
Maude Adams may repeat her performance of "Joan of Arc" lu tbe
spring at a western university.
Kitty Cordon, the English prima
donna, is to continue wltu Sum Bernard In "The tllrl nnd the Wizard."
W. Somerset Maugham. Ibe Clyde
l-Ttch of England. Is to write a comedy for Irene Vnubrugb, In which that
actress will appear both In England
and in America,
Mine. Mlml Aguglla. the Sicilian ne-
tress. Is tu play uu engagement In
Turin, theu In Paris aud will reappear
In London. She Is rapidly mastering
English uud will play in thut language
next season lu this country under tbe
management of Charles I'robniun.
. Ranks Among the  Curiosities of th*
Mineral Kingdom.
The   term    "black   diamonds"    is
sometimes jokingly applied to ordinary  coal  which  we  burn in our  fur-
Inaces,   but  the   real  black  diamonds
fftr commerce are among the most uni-
1 que  mineral  products  of  the  world,
and they serve a purpose in the industrial   world   that   makes   them   ol
great value.   The block diumonds are
pure carbon, and yet in no outward
; appearance    resemble   tbe   diamonds
which we are accustomed to wear as
ornaments,   writes  George E.   WaUh
in   Scientific   American.    They    are
slightly   harder   than   the   crystal   or
gem diamonds and, in fact, ubout the
j hardest substance known.
I    Black   diamonds   or   carbons   are
i among the greatest curiosities of the
' mineral kingdom.    They are without
crystalline form und are found in irregular pieces  ranging  in  size  from
half a carat up to three, four and five
hundred carats.   They are dark gray,
, black    or   brownish    in   color    and
■ opaque.   The real diamond of the jewelry   trade  is   also  pure carbon,   but
translucent  and  crystalline-  in  form.
; Two obeects so alike in composition
' could not be found so opposite in appearance as these two forms of carbon.
Another peculiar thing about the
black diamonds is that they are found
only in one locality in the world.
They come from a very small section
in Brazil not more than 225 miles
square in area. Outside of this limited territory no pure black diamonds
huve ever been found. In the Brazilian black diamonds fields the natives
dive in the river beds for tbem and
recover them from the gravel und
washings of the rivers.
What peculiar freuk of nature caused the deposition of the black diamonds in this section of the world nnd
nowhere else is one of the mysteries
which science has failed to explain.
None of them has been found in the
great Kimberley diamond regions,
where the crystal form of diamonds
have for s<? long been mined, and
likewise no fine specimens of the gem
diamond have been found in the Brazilian black diamond fields. The
whole origin of the black diumonds
is therefore a scientific enigma.
Sporting Notes.
Philadelphia A. A. U. is paying more
attention to basketball.
Some automobile dealers nre adding
aeroplanes to their stock.
Iteggie Walker. South African sprint
champion, was refused permission to
run In Australia,
Ilolmer. n Quebec runner, offers
Longboat a handicap In a fifteen, twenty or twenty-six mile ruce, winner to
take all.
Thomas I'eulols of Atlanta, (la.. Is
In training for the discus throw and
other events at Ibe Olympic games to
be held iu Athens lu May, 11)10.
The world's championship Pittsburg
baseball team's Intield. excepting Wagner, are expert sucker football players.
Bolh Byrne and Abstelu were ou a
strong St. Louis eleven, and Miller
plays with teams In the vicinity of
Kearny, N. J.
Tales of Cities.
About 00 per cent of the Are alarms
of Chicago are transmitted by telephone.
Hundreds of the bouses of Minneapolis and St. Paul are equipped with
outdoor open bedrooms, where tbe
owners sleep In the coldest weather.
The largest tobacco manufacturing
center iu Ihe world Is St. Louis. Its
a tin mil sales aggregate $45,000,000,
which Is equal tu 18 per cent of tbe
total tobacco output of the United
Under whnt Is now the cornerstone
of the Rank of New York ln Wall
street. New York city, is the foundation of (he bastion In the wall of tbe
stockade that marked tbe northern
boundary of the city In Its Infancy.
Recent Inventions.
A machine hus been Invented to
wrap with wire a telephone or telegraph pole to save It from gnawing
A ta?k hammer tbe bead of which
folds Into a recess In tbe stick for
convenience In carrying has been patented by n I'ennsylranlan.
A Swede has constructed an aerial
torpedo which Is claimed to be capable of destroying a fortification or tbe
biggest battleship afloat. It weighs
twenty-two pounds.
A pulse counting watch has been Invented for the use of physicians and
nurses In London. The watch Indies res without mental calculation th*
number of beuls of the pulse In a minute.
Stingy Men Take Heedl
Crosby had always been inclined to
conservatism in household expenses,
especially in the matter of his wife's
dress bills. His wife went so far as
tj say that he was penurious.
She had been in need of a new boa
for a long time, and after she hinted
that her happiness would never be
quite complete till she had one, he at
last consented to make the purchase.
He went into a store and picked out
two, one of wffich was a cheap imitation affair, and the other a fine expensive one. Taking them to his office before going home, he changed
the price marks, the expensive tag
on the cheap boa and vice versa.
His wife examined them for a long
time very seriously indeed, and then
said: "Now, dear, the expensive boa
is a beauty, and it is very good of you
to allow me my choice.   Some women
! would   take  it  without  a  word;   but
J really I don't think we can afford the
l more  costly  one,  and  besides,  dear,
I think the cheap one the more styl-
' ish, too.   Why, Cros, dear, what's the
I mutter?   Are you ill?"
I     But dear old Cros had made his get-
j away into the night where he could
I kick  himself  as  hard  as he  felt he
deserved.    But   what he   would   like
I to know is this: Did his wife happen
I on  the more expensive boa by pure
accident, or	
Are Tall Men Stupid?
Dr. I. Popper, an eminent German
physician, has been making some interesting observations regarding the
stature of individuals and the relation that exists between height and
talent and genius. The doctor finds
that not only persons with considerable talent but the genuises of the
world have all been and are of medium size or less.
Among statesmen he points out At-
tila, Cromwell, Frederick II., Napoleon, Gam be tt a, Thiers—all of whom
were of very small stature. Jesus
Christ, too, the doctor says, according
to the Talmud, was built in small
proportions; so was Paul. Among the
great artists the short men were Raphael, Michael Angelo, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, and Menzel.
Wills In Ancient Greece.
Wills were introduced into Athens
by Solon, though in many other parts
of Greece they were discountenanced.
Diogenes Laertius gives copies of the
wills of several celebrated men, such
us Plato, Aristotle and others. Before
Solon's law no man was allowed to
make a will, the wealth of the deceased belonging in certain proportion
to the members of his family, aud
even ufter Solon only an Athenian
citizen had the privilege of bequest,
the estates of both slaves and foreigners being confiscated for the u*e of
the public.
A Queer Wooden Flowci.
A queer wooden flower is to be
found in Guatemala. This flower is
called the rose ol hell from the fuct
thut it grows on the sides of Mount
Agua and round the seured edges of
the volcano of Fuegu. It has four distinct petals, the outsides of which are
covered with bark like that of a tree.
The -ceiii, usually about a foot high,
is of solid wood covered with bark.
The (lower measures nearly a foot
, Where Women Dress In the Identical
Costumes of 300 Years Ago.
The English institution known as
the bede house, which means praying house, was founded in the reign
of James I. by Henry Howard, the
eccentric Earl of Northampton, and
the Howard badge is still worn by
the inmates on Sundays and holidays,
says a writer. Nor is this the most
curious detail of their attire, for the
old ladies are garbed now just as they
were in the first days of the foundation—blue gowns, scarlet cloaks and
high peaked hats, like those worn by
Welsh  women.
At Rising, Eng., then, more than at
any place I know, we can fancy ourselves hack in early Stuart days, having around us these "bedes women"
dressed in the identical costumes of
.300 years ago. Nothing has been
changed in the fashion of their
clothes, nor in the dear little rooms
they inhabit. As for the inmates
themselves, surely they are pretty
much the same as were those first
fortunate old creatures who profited
by Henry Howard's charity and offered   up   their  prayers  for  his   benefit.
, For in this world of change nothing
changes so little as the human heart,
and  the   kinship   of   humanity    runs
. through  every age.    The rules under
: which admittance is obtained were
drawn up by the founder.
Every applicant must prove herself
to bo of "an honest life nnd conversation; religious, grave and discreet,
nlele to rend (if such an one may he
had), a single woman, her place to
he void upon marriage, to be 50
yenrs of age nt least, no common bag-
gar, scold, haunter of taverns, inns
or ale houses." Once in, she must
h -ar prayers read by the governess
twice a day and be very regular in
her attendance at church. Furthermore, she must never be found guilty
of  atheism,   heresy,   blasphemy,   neg-
i loet of duty or misbehavior in the
performance of it, or she will be ex-
pellod, sent out into the cold worid
again, fnr from that haven of peace
and   rest.
But I -am quite sure that none of
the old Indies would ever do anything
to merit dismissal; they live apparently in the most delightful bonds of
sisterly love, taking any donations
you may give them for the maintenance of a donkey and small carriage,
in which the infirm inmates may take
an  airifig.
William    Watson   Tells   Whom    Hi
Meant   In   Poem.
Having arrived in New York, Wil-
I liam Watson, the English poet, ad-
! niits for the first time that—as most
j pc*ople suspected — the "heroine"  of
his recent much-discussed poem,
i "The    Woman    With    the    Serpent
Tongue,"   is   an  Asquith.    The  poet
himself says that the poem was phy-
i sieally inspired by Mrs. MargotAs-
; quith, wife of the British Premier,
; and mentally by her step-daughter,
■ Miss  Violet Asquith.
The latter it is who slights the
: worthiest in the land.
Sneers   at the  just,   condemns  the
brave. ■*•
And     blackens    goodness    in    it*
, In explaining what led up to the
i poem, Watson tells of a visit he made
; to the Asquith home last June, when
When Mr. Lloyd-George Would Have
Been Hanged.
Mr.  Lloyd-George should  be thank-
lul that he lives in the twentieth cen-1
tury.    If  he  had lived in good   King
Richard Coeur-de-Lion's glorious days |
the probibility is that he would have i
been hanged! s~ J
For in those times the Lords wern j
mightier than the men, anei brooked j
no interference with either their privi-
leges or their pockets. And when a \
champion of the commoners, named i
Fitz-()sb-rt, boldly declared that taxa-'
tion should be ^proportioned to the I
power to b*ar it, he was promptly I
hanged as a thinker in advance of his j
age! |
The Lords of long ago, indeed, had
many little eccentricities, which a
perusal of "The House of Lords"—T.
Fisher Unwin—will reveal.
•There would have been no indignation in the House of Commons in the
Middle Ages at the prosppct of the
Lords throwing out one of their Budgets, for in those pre-Winston Chur-
chill days the members of the Lower
Chamb-r were humble to the point of
helplessness. When Edward III., for
instance—to whose account must belaid the creating of the first duke-
consulted them with respect to the
French wnr he* was waging, they sent
him this reply:
"Most dreaded Lord,—As to your
war and the equipment necessary for
it, we are so ignorant and simple that
we know not how, nor have the power.
| to devise. Wherefore, we pray your
(Jrace to excuse us in this matter,
and that it please you, with advice
of the great and wise persons of your
council, to ordain what seems b*st to
you for thc honor and profit of your
self and of your kingdom; and whatsoever shall be thus orduined by assent and agreement for-you arid your
lords we readily nssent to and will
hold it firmly established."
In good Queen Bess'B days they
were equally incapable. When itheir
Speaker died they had to consult tin'
Lords ns to what they were to do.
whereupon, the Queen, hearing of it.
volunteered a piece of statesmanlike
advice. "Go back," she said, "and
elect a new one." The problem was
What would the Westminster pol.'c i
constubles think if, one .day...Lor;,
Rosebery, Lord Lansdowne, and Lord
Crewe turned up at Uie'ftouse, each
with a small aTmy at his back? Yet.
such wns the habit of Lords in the
fifteenth century. And what would the
Dukes of Westminster, Connaught,
and Buccleugh think if, on relaxing
their attendance at the House for any
considerable- period, they found themselves-the recipients of polite notes,
informing them that they had b»en|
fined £100 for neglecting their duties? |
For bishops and earls the fine used
to be 100 marks, and for abbots and
barorts £40. *■      .-
Well-Known Official In the Department of the Interior Drew U|5 the
Early Maps of the Manitoba Lands,
Auctioned Off In the Days of the
Boom—His Work Is Chinese In
Its Accuracy,  Say  Experts.
Old-timers who were in Winnipeg in
Lie boom days will recall the daily
and nightly auction sales of real es.
tate which were tlie chief attraction
of the infant prairie metropolis at
that time, and will remember the
huge plans of townsitcs which decorated the walls of Coolican's auction rooms. The young man to whom
many of those maps, in all their
glory of bright colors and gold leafj
owed their existence is now Geographt f*f
er of Canada, with a long record of
good work to his credit, and no doubt
many years of usefulness yet to come,'
Mr. R. E, Young, D.L.S., who has'
recently had the post of Geographer
added   tu  his  numerous  other duties
Facts From France.
I     "And did you enjoy your trip thrgugb
.   SwitzerlandV"
"Yes; very much.   They hnd such at-
; tractive   postcards   nil   through   thai
country."—Chicago Keeord-llcrald.
"Prices Advancing."
[From tlie egcj market reports.)
Dead Is tho noble gnose that laid
The golden eggs ot old.
But eggs laid by the modern hen
Are worth their weight in gold.
—Woman's Home Companion.
Always on the Go.
Mnyme-I understand the man El-
vlra Is engaged io Is a great traveler,  j
Edytb-Yes, indeed: lie's a street
cur conductor.—Chicago News.
The Paris Eiffel tower Is 086 feet
One ncroplunc factory of Paris employs fifty-two persons.
Frnnee hns n larger proportion of It*
entire population employed In the service of the state than any other civilized
The Nnllonnl Council of Frenchwomen, which hns a membership of more
than 73.000, bas been circulating ■
monster petition tn favor of woman
Fate of the Pad Crank.
There was a football player
Who padded cars and nose,
Then stitched a padded layer
Where shoulder blades arose.
Fads wrapped and pads suspended.
Encircled him. they tell,
And when a season ended
lie reached thc padded cell.
-Detroit Free Press.
To Be Hoped For.
A llltle more sweet and a little less sour,
A little less weed and u little more (lower.
A Utile Ulcere song cinel a llltle less sigh,
A llltle less earth and a little more sKy.
- Baltimore dun.
The Proposal.
He (nervouslyi-Er-er-Margaret—er-
er—there's something has been trembling ou my lips for the lust two
mon I lis.
She- Yes, so I sec. Wby didn't you
shave It offV-Princeton Tiger.
There Only by Inference.
An Englishman coming by train to
Glasgow for the lirst time and passing Motherwell Junction said to a
gentleman apposite, with whom he
had been chatting:
"Queer name, 'Motherwell.' Is there
a 'Fatherwell' next?"
"No," was the reply, 'but we come
immediately to Bothwell."—London
he was surprised to hear Miss Asquith say that a man named Nash,
one of her father's secre' *-i,>9j wag
the man "who used to \s C.-B.'s
speeches for him." By "l.-B." she
meant the late Sir Henry Campboll-
Bannerman, Premier Asquith's pro
decessor, and probably the best loved
of English Premiers since the days of
Gladstone. Continuing, Miss Asquith
said, according to Watson:
"Do you know, I have often wondered whether some of those phrases
of 'C.-B.'s' that caught on so much
such as 'methods of barbarism' and
that sort of nonsense, really came
from C.-B., or from Nash."
The poet says he attempted to show
his resentment at the reflection oust
upon the dead Premier by offering to
wjite iu the album of Miss Asquith
a stirring defence of Sir Henry Camp-
"I thought I had flung the most
unforgivable insult at this family by
this offer," Watson says, but to his
surprise he received a letter from
Mrs. Asquith in which she said her
daughter would welcome the contribution to her album.
Librarians' Howlers.
It iB  usually the  ignorant or confused frequenters of a library who are
responsible for amusing mistakes, but
occasionally an over-haughty guardian
j of literature gives occasion for a quiet
j smile to those  she  serves.  To  a  request for "Prometheus Unbound" once
< such  replied,  with  chilling decisive-
l ness, "We have no unbound books."
More   recently   a   school   teacher,
wishing to extend her rather scanty
knowledge of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in view of the centenary - of
i his   birth,   inquired  at   the delivery
desk of a rural library for "The Gobi
Bug," adding, "I can't; finde it ih tho
catalogue, but I'm sure you have it!
A   friend   of   mine   had   it  out   last
The librarian glanced  at the carel-
cataiogue   drawer   over    which    the*
teacher had  been pbring and smiled
; a superior smile.
"No wonder, Miss' Jones," she ek-
plained,     with    patient    pentl"ness.
I "You're looking under 'Fiction.' Turn
( to 'Entomology,' and you won't have
any trouble."
Smiling in her turn, a different and
more genial smile, the teacher turned
to "Entomology," and there, indeed,
duly classified with learned works on
Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, she found
the unscientific but fascinating insect
invented by that master of mystery
tales. ...    ,
The president of a woman's club, also brushing up ber knowledge of ;Poe
before writing a paper' on| his1 life,
sought at the- local "library for that
weird tale of horror, "the Pit and the
She was" referred to the cardseata-
logue, and advised to look under "Mechanics" or "Horology."
How Steel  Shoulder-Straps Originated.
The story goes that the steel curb
shoulder-strap of the. British cavalry
originated in a woman's wit. and
resourcefulness. Of course, ' chain
armor is an ancient thing; but wlion
Sir George Luck was setting out for
Kandahar during the first operations
against Afghanistan, Lady ,, .Luck,
knowing something of**»the fighting
methods of the tribesmen, whose tour-,
foot knife can cut clean from shoulder
to belt, sewed a couple of steel curb
chains under each of thi} shoulder-,'
straps oh her'husband's tunic. As a
protection from sword-cuts these
proved so effective, that at the end of.
the campaign Sir George made a report ..in relation thereto, with the re-
.suit that they were Adopted as a permanent feature of 'the cavalry uniform. *      '
Revolver  Needed. '
John—I'll bring you a fork, sir.
The Costomer—What forP
John—The cheese,  sir.
The  Customer—A  fork's   no   good, i
Blilig a revolver.
A Wandering Boy.
Filled with a wandering spirit, John
Corr, a fourteen-year-old Dublin boy,
has three times disappeared from
home. On two occasions he was
found after a short period in a different part of Ireland, but hit third
expedition has lasted sixteen months.
He disappeared in June of last year,
and, after fruitless inquiries lasting
over a year, his relatives gave up
hope of hearing of him again. The
other day, howevpr, his father received a letter from Killaloe, stating that
the boy was there in the employment
of a farmer. It appears that he had
wandered all over Ireland, working for
a week or two in various places.
A Lucky Find.
A London novelist has just had a
stroke of luck. He was poring over
the boxes arranged along the walls by
the side of the Seine, and decided
to buy for a couple of francs a "Hen-
riede," in quaint-type, published last
century, in which there were a number of engravings. He went off with
his prize, and in the evening began
reading it. He found two of the pages
of Sc:*ne 3 stuck together, arid on
opening them with a knife found three
bank-notes of $200 each.
Worse Than the Bark.
"That dog next door should be killed." J
"Why?' Does It bark all night?"
".No;  Hint's just  tbe trouble.    Von
walie up  in  the  night and  listen for
the dog unit can't bear a single sound."
-Bufialo Express.
In High Life.
"What could you ndvlse me lo get I
ns a Christinas present for my fianceV" I
"Weil, a copy ol the divorce staiules
might come lu us handy ns anything
you could gel tor bim without going
lo a ereut expense." ,
Different 1
"Your daughter was to give* me an
answer lo a very Important question
this evening.'*
•■lie seated; she will be down in a
halt hour or so."
"Is she making up ber mind?"
"No; thut would not take long.   It's
her fnce."-Houston Post
Foolish  Worry.
"Captain, is there no way in which
the ship may be saved?"
"None at all, sir.   We are going to
the bottom, but I should  not worry |
about the ship, sir, if I were you—sha I
is fully insured.   Y >u'd better find •
liie belt."
'Tl» proper to kiss 'neath the mistletoe.
As iilninry shows.
But Where is the miss
v\ no'n nni i-utnei- ue Kissed
ttlgm  lender tne nosw'i-
Her every move Is one of grace.
And yet it riles me some—
We si-e In a public place-
To see her stretch her gum.
—Detroit Free
Modern Literature.
Visitor-What have you lu arctic literature?
Librarian-Cookbooks and Pearyodl-
csls.- Brooklyn Life.
From the Weather Report
Verily, It doth tagln ter
LooS considerably Hue while*.
-New fork Mall
•       B. B. YOUNG.
in the Department of the Interior, Ot-'
tawa is a native of Georgetown, On- U
tario He studied surveying with M
Evans & Bolger, Belleville, and m
the late 'seventies went to thp north-1
west and greyt up with western {deals.
To his credit' stand prominently the
re-survey of the city of Winnipeg,
under the Torrens system, and the
making of a map in connection therewith, a fob bo well done that in a
score of years the first error'has yef
to be found. The location 'and survey
of the old trails in Manitoba was also
a notable and painstaking achievements The surveying of mining claims
in British Columbia gave him a thorough knowledge of the mountains, and
a year or two of railway engineering
added to his store of experience.
Some  eight years - ago  Mi, Young
was   called   to  Ottawa  to undertake
the  adjustment of the  railway  land
grants.  By his thorough acquaintance '■,'
with the west  and  the   adoption  of
common-sense   methods   he   reduced
the chaos to order;, in 8 le* years
all tangles were straightened out, and
the   companies   to   whom   land   had
bi*ert granted were put in possession
of the  last  acre.    Having a natural
bent for cartography and sn abiding ,
"be-Iief in the value of "good maps, he {
utilized  the  information acquired in •
adjusting the railway  lands  in  the ■<
creation of a map showing the lands  ■
—odd sections—that hod been alienat- '.
ed in   this' manner, following it  up
with   its   natural   complement,   the
homestead map—even sections—which
has   passed   through   seven   editions,
and is the sheet anchor, of, every man
dealing in land in the west.   Of this
-series of maps experts in Washington
saiej there was* nothing in any country to equal them—they were Chinese
in their microscopic accuracy.
Greedy, for . work to » degree unusual in a Government servant, the
administration of the swamp, lands
in Manitoba, the Grand Trunk Pacific
townsitcs,, the railway, belt, of British
Columbia, . and, waterpowijrs of the
, Dominion was -put in. Mr. • Young's
hands, one) of his own motion he
' took up the regions north of the
Saskatchewan- ftnd Alberta, ' which
have become well known to the world
through his "Fertile Northland,". \
and other publications, as well as
his addresses before Canadian clubs
and elsewhere.
On the appointment of Mr. James
White, Canadian Geographer for
many years, to the p6st of secretary
of the Conservation Commission, Mr,
Young j is offered and accepted the
vacant position, and immediately werjt
from British Columbia, where he waa
temporarily occupied with departmental business, to London, Eng,,. ■
te dttemf tlie conference of the geographers of all nations now engaged
W' tin? preparation,,of a' standard map
of the world.
Luminous Mushrooms.
A traveler in Australia found a very  ■'
large mushroom, weighing five pounds.
He took "it   to   the  house   in   which  '
he was-(Or the time, being residing,
and hung, it up to dry in Uie sitting-
room.    Rntering  after dark,  he  was
amazed  to see a  beautiful soft light   I.
emanating .from the-fungus.   It con-   .
tinued   to 'give   out'light   for  many
nights,  gradually decreasing until it   ■'
was wholly dry.   Many kinds of fungi  .
have this peculiarity.   Humboldt de-    •-
scribes  some  he saw  in  the  mines.
The glow in rotten wood is caused by
its  containing  the   threads  of  light-    -
giving fungi.
.  • ,-      ~-     -■■■'■ £   ."   ..\  '- \
'the  Wisdom  of Silence.
A judge once had several hams
stolen from his smokehouse. He missed them at once, but said nothing
about it to any one. A few days later a neighbor came to him.
"Say, judge," he said, "I heard yew
had some hams stole t'other night."
"Yes," replied the judge, very confidentially, "but don't tell any one.
You and I are the only ones who
It'iaw  U»"
Honest Jack.
Pearl—Jack Is such a conservative
chop, ne vows be wouldn't think of
stealing a kiss unless—
Ruby-Uuless what?
Pearl—Unless be bad the chance.—
Illustrated Bits.
Only Two Classes.
We know two sorts of debtors—goodness
That neither sort's much good—
The sort that would pay if they could and
Who could pay If they would.
—Catholic Standard and Times.
The Hosmer Times
One Year Oae Dollar in Advance
Single Copies   Five Cents Each
Published every Thurnday morning at Hosmer,
British Columbia.
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
No. 213 West 0.44
No. 214 East 18. 15
No. 236 Local East 9.27
No. 235 Local West 19.10
No. 7 West Flyer 10. 22
No. 8 East Flyer 20.30
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 31
No, 251 leaves Michel     10;10 a. m,
Arrives ut Hosmer...    10;4() a. m.
No. 252 leaves Rexfoid..      4;15 p. in.
Arrives at Hosmer ..     7,13 p. in.
G. R. Shepherd, Agent.
Do You Pay For Mail Order Advertising
Methodical, continuous and
liberal advertising is buck of
every order the mail order
house secures in Hosmer and
vicinity, yet it is the merchants
of llosmer themselves who are
paying the bills—in the profits
on the orders which go to the
mail order house.
Isn't it about time we put a
stop to this thing? We can do
it—if we will.
You can offer purchasing
facilities which the city mail
order cannot approach—tho
choice of selection—the possibility of immediate purchase
—the assurance of immediate
exchange of goods or refund of
money if the sale is not entirely
Practically all your lines are
sold at prices quite as close as
the mail order price plus postage and express charges—some
lines you tire offering regularly
helow tho mail order cost.
In every argument which the
mail order house has to offer
you can go one better.|
But you don't. Or at least
you wait until the customer
comes into your store, while
the mail order house goes into
your customer's home, und takes
the cream off his trade, leaving
you to supply the balance and
pay their advertising bills.
Surely it is time your account
with the mail order house was
squared up. You have paid for
their advertising long enough—
pay now for some of your own.
Or rather make the mail order
house pay for it in your increased Hosmer business. |0   «"»
We are with you heart and
soul in this matter, and would
suggest the following plan:
1. Meet your customers in
their own homes through
the columns of the local
2. Make your message thero a
regular one—so that your
customers will look for it
as regularly as they do for
the mail order catalogue.
3. Use a space sufficiently
large to command attention.
4. Emphasize the advantage
of dealing at home—the
personal selection—the immediate purchase—the absolute dependability which
only a personal acquaintance can inspire.
5. Quote prices in every ap-
i            peal.     Show    your      customers that your prices are
fully   as   low as the mail
order cost.
Few have experienced the
power of advertising more than
John Wanamaker. He sums
up his opinions and experiences
thus: "Advertising does not
jerk—it pulls. It begins very
gently at first, but the pull is
steady. It increases day hy
day, and year by year, until it
exerts an irresistible power,"
The season for sowing is
approaching. Let us all prepare to scatter seeds of kindness, sow abundantly that we
may reap a large harvest of
true happiness, and have our
garners overflowing with peace
and good will, and we can heap
our measures witli malice toward none and charity for all.
It is stated that the expedition which started a month ago
from Fairbanks, 'Alaska, to
climb Mount McKinley, got to
the summit on April 3rd, but
found no traces of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's alleged ascent.
Cook is still in,hiding and should
forever remain in hiding.!
Brass Band Shown to Have Amazing
Curative  Powers.
A striking experiment in the treat-
ment of feeble-minded patients under the care of the Metropolitan /sy-
lums Board, at their home at Wit-
ham, Essen, has demonstrated the
"curative" effect of music.
At the Witham Home, the Metropolitan. Asylums Board has placed
for treatment all the hoys classed as
feeble-minded, between the ages of 12
and 21, the object being to train as
many of them as possible to become
self-supporting. For this purpose
various trades are taught, but the
progress made was very slow, and the
Bigns of success few until it was decided to start a brass band among
the patients. The result has been
really extraordinary, for not only has
the band advanced rapidly in musical proficiency, but the members of
it, once their interest was awakened
in the playing, have made ever-increasing strides toward complete
The superintendent of the home, T.
C. Gibbs, states that the progress
made bv the players since the formation of the band had been marvelous,
and the band boys had become distinctly in advance of other inmates
of the home in mental qualities.
There have been several astonishing
instances when- individual boys,
whose cases at one time appeared
hopeless, had made' such marked pro-
press since pl-ivi' " in the hand that
they would shcully be discharged as
mentally  fit.
"The music." lie added, ' has had
a charmed effect upon the patients,
who have advanced under its influence bv leaps and bounds. I have
great faith in the future treatment(0l
the class of boys wc receive here
As a result of tbe success which
has been attained, the committee
which controls the Witham Home
has decided to provide the band boys
with special uniform, and a suggestion is being considered to employ a
whole-time reerimental bandmaster on
the staff of tlie school in place of the
leader of the local town band at Witham, who has imparted the musical
instruction so far given, at practices
held twice a week.
How This Strange Drug Is Prepared
For Consumption.
Consul Edward I.Nathan of Patris,
Greece, writes about the Greek preparation and exportation of hasheesh:
"Hasheesh, that strange drug which
has given our language its word assassin'—a man so frenzied by the
drug that he accomplishes murder-
is used by the Persian, Turk and
Egyptians in a manner akin to the
use of opium by the Chinese. It is
the product of a nlant grown in large
quantities in the Peloponnesus (southern Greece), in the district about
Tripolitza. The plant grows to a
height of about four feet, and its
branches are thickly covered with
small  leaves  and  studded  with  tiny
"Tlie entire plant, stalk and
branches, is cut within a few inches
of the root and laid out in the sun
to dry. The branches are then rubbed te separate the seeds, and these
in turn are ground into a fine powder, which constitutes the drug. The
drug has the power of inducing sleep
and producing pleasant and fantastic dreams. Continued use of hasheesh renders its devotees wild and
reckless and results in a complete
wreck of their mental and physical
"For this reason the Egyptian Government has prohibited the importation of the drug and recently entered into a convention with Greece
to prevent its exportation from there
to Egypt, where the consumers cf
haahe3esh are very numerous. The
drug is practically never used in
Greece, but is now exported to the
various ports in Kngland, Austria,
France and Italy, and from there
much, no doubt, ultimately finds its
way to Egypt."
Tha Charlemagna Rose Tract*.
The most venerable rose tree in existence is Baid to bloom against the
ancient church of Hildesheim in
Germany. Notwithstanding the many
parties which at different times have
been in the ascendency, they all
seem to have respected and tended
the rose tree, which, it is said, was
planted by Charlemagne. The trunk
iB now almost as big as a man's body.
There are five principal limbs trained against the church, the tree being
protected by iron railings inclosing
an area of about twenty-six square
feet. The rude German soldiers in
eiu-ly ages tended the tree, Catholics
and ProtesUnts, in turn masters of
the town, drained the ground, the
soldiers of Turenne fastened up the
branches with clamps, and those of
Napoleon, a century and a half later,
erected the railings.
Dreams and Nightmares.
Many of our commonest dreams are
occasioned by bodily conditions or
surroundings. Loosened sheets at
the foot of the bed on a cold night
soon deposit a sleeper's feet in river
or snow banks, just as a second helping at dinner or a tendency to lie on
one's back in bed really conjures up
whole legions ol spooks. Certain
evidence on this point was collected
in Dr. G. Stanley Hall's psychological laboratory nt Clark University
from personal testimony. Prom this
it would appear that children prefer
animsJs [or tlieir nightmares, whereas
adult* incline toward burglars, jailers
and the like.
Sunday School  Philosophy.
A Sunday school teacher had instructed her class that each child
should repeat a verse of Scripture
when the offering was made. The
plate, containing many pennies, had
gone down the line when tin* child
next the last said. "Tlie Lord lovetli
a cheerful giver," depositing a nickel.
Either the versus hud given ot'.t • *i"
the child at the end ee,r the bench wits
overcome at hei neighbor's geneMs-
ity, for she said. "A '1 nnd Iii ii
money are thpon  parted '"
Building at a Standstill
Building operations are at a
standstill for want of nails,
windows, shashes and tar-paper,
so says the Port George Tribune.
There are none to be had. A.
McKinnon, contractor, has prepared plans for seven buildings
which, owing to the dearth of
material above stated will have
to be postponed till the opening
of  navigation,   The   road    to
Quesnel is impassible for teams,
several bridges having been
washed out, and only suitable
for pack animals.
For the benefit of the outside
world we will enumerate the
business houses located here.
The list is not a very extensive
one, but will show where the
business centre of the district
will be until such time as the
Grand Trunk Railway locate
their terminus on the Indian
reservation, not one mile from
where the Tribune office stands.
Wm. Blair & Co.'s general
store, on the corner of Second
street and Hamilton avenue;
Frank Hofercamp's office, on
Second street; the Fort George
Lumber & Navigation company's sawmill, at the foot of
Hamilton avenue; Gore & McGregor's office on Second street,
and A. G. Hamilton's general
store on the same street. The
Hudson's Bay company store is
located not half a mile from
tho houses above mentioned
and adjoins the reservation.
New Crack Trains
Three crack transcontinental
passenger trains, operatingfroin
different eastern terminals, find
making the most costly triple
service   in the  world for any
distance, wall be established by
the Great Northern in the
spring. Orders for new equipment have been placed, representing an expenditure of nearly $8,000,000, which will fit out
two other transcontinenttil
trains on the Great Northern,
similar in every point to thc
service mintained on the Oriental Limited. This will mean
that the "Fast Mail" starting
out of the Twin City, the "Great
Northern Express" out of Kansas City and the "Oriental Limited" from Chicago, will have
the same kind of equipment
from pilot to tail light.
It will require twenty-five
complete trains to maintain
this triple service, which it
hooked up together would extend for more than three miles
on a single track. Taking engine and cars, consisting of one
observation, two standard
sleeping, one diner, two day,
one tourist sleeper, one baggage
and one mail, the total expenditure of each train is about
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Stun Snell. 51 tt'
A full line of scribblers and
slates at Campbell's.
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i  Postoffice Box 00
Shops    Scotia Hotel   J
Builders and
j All kinds of repair work done on  short notice.    Shop J
£ Fitting's a specialty.    Estimates Furnished on J
* Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
and Notary Public
HOSMER        - - B.C.
0, F. Lawe Alex I. Fisiikk. B. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might us well
HOSMKR. 11. 0.
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk tind Cream delivered to till parts of the town.
Mombars of
AlbiTiei AMgoslatlon of Arohltcot«
B. C.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    Yon
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
We are now showing a nicely assorted line of furniture 0
and will be pleased to quote you prices on anything- °
from a kitchen chair to a completely furnished home <>
Kootenay Restaurant
M.-D. HONG, Prop.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -      -      B. C.
*   Men's Spring
* They are bound to please
* yon.     We guarantee you
* comfortable and   stylish
* foot service.
:      $3.50
* $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00
* :====.^.^
* Aiello & Bossio
* Main .St., Hosmer
w     jpV*Fme shoe repairing
done uere.
Some special values in the following:
Extension Dining Tables in Oak
and Elm
Dining Chairs and Rockers
Sideboards and Buffets
Gunn Sectional Bookcases
Dressers and Stands
We   have   the   best  assortment of
Linoleums and Foor Oil Cloths
Have you seen our Japanese Matting" Squares ? They're selling fast.
9x9 ft. $3.50; 9x10 ft. $3.50; 9x12 ft.
Stoves and Ranges. Everything
in Tin and Granite Ware.
Hardware and Furniture
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer. I?. C.
— THE-
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long distance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
HOSMER, li. C.
* riTV *
I Meat Market \
$ Best   line   of  Stea k s, J
* Chops, Roasts, Sausage, *
Bacon, Butter, Eggs, *
Lard,   Etc.  in   Hosmer. J
« Come in and see the new *
* i *
* market. *
♦ *
NOT   l.\   Till':   TIM ST J
i > « GABARA BROS., Props *
HOSMER, B. C. <■
Front St., near Quoen'H lintel
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Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending <i nketrh and deecrlntlnn rimy
-quickly ascertain our opinion free wtiothor an
Invention is probably patentable. Communlra-
ttotiSHtrlctlrcoiifldentlal. HANDBOOK on Patent!
■ont free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. recelvt
tprciat notice, without charge. In the
Scientific American.
A handsomely ill nut rat <M wMkly. Iawh circulation of any lolentlfla Journal. Terms f<ir
Canada, |s.T6 & year, p-y»UKo prepaid.   Sold hy
all ntiwuli'alt'rs.
MUNN & Co.3B'B"»d^ New York
Branch office. S3i K Bt, Wublogton, I). C.
= Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stookett,
General Manager
I). G. Wilson,
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the i'niiioiis Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
When veeu se-c this Trade Mark on any Medicinal nr Toilet Preparation you
purchase, it is nil assurance to you that every ingredient entering into that
preparation is of the highesl quality that money can procure, What is even
more important, ii is an issurance that these ingredients have been compounded,
according ie- thc besl formulse known, by expert chemists uf long experience, in
the employ eef one of the- largest wholesale drug linns in ihe world, the National
Drug an-1 Chemical Company of Canada.
As yen have probably noticed, "NA-DKU-CO" is made up of the first
parts of tbe words "National Drug Company", It is pronounced "NA-DItOU-KU",
with thc accent on the second syllable
What the Laws Say
For tlie protection "I the public the
law of each Province iu Canada slates
that only thoroughly qualified men are
allowed to dispense prescriptions—
these men being physicians <t graduates
of recognized Colleges of  Pharmacy.
The logical conclusion is that as the
laws are made ley the representatives of
the people, thc people want protection,
;:nd should welcome the opportunity
of being able to procure in any part of
Canada the NA-DRU-CO line of medicinal and toilet preparations, compounded by expert chemists from the
purest and best ingredients, and guaranteed Iv a firm of our standing.
When you see the NA-DRU-CO
Trade Marl, you have this opportunity
and the guarantee for which you are
Source of the NA-DRU-CO
The National Drug and Chemical
Company of Canada, Limited, acquired the businesses and maintains
the honorable traditions of 21 of the
principal wholesale I'rug Houses in
Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver.
All e>f these firms had long and successful careers, some of them fifty to
one hundred years, and during their
existence they had accumulated a
splendid lot of formula; which all became the property ot the " National."
After giving these formula* careful study aud practical tests for several years
we have now brought out, based on
tbem, the NA-DRU-CO line of about
125 medicinal and toilet preparations.
All the ingredients in these preparations
are the; be*a»t and purest that money can
buy, and they are compounded by a
staff of expert chemists, each of whom
ranks high in his profession.
We have such implicit confidence in
fcJA-DRU-CO Preparations that we
offer them with
A Four-Fold Guarantee
The First Guarantee
is the  firm behind   the  NA-DRU-CO
Traele Mark.
The National Drug and Chemical
Company of Canada, Limited, is one c f
the largest wholesale drug finis in ihe-
world, having a Paid-up Capital eef
over five Million Dollars. We have
wholesale branches in the principal
distributing centres in Canada so that
you can at all limes satisfy yourself
that there is such a firm. We arc the
largest buyers of drugs and do the
greater part of the wholesale drug
business mCanada Wc employ a staff
of about nine li line Ired people am I distribute in salaries, dividends anel other
Write for the iqio NA-DRU-CO
articles and prxes, with othe:r ujeful in
Advertising Department, 34 St. Gabriel
expenses over One Million Dollars annually. We carry a slock distributed
among our Branches of about Two
Million Hollars, and In addition we own
real estate and buildings which are
to-day worth about Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars, and other large
The Second Guarantee
cef NA-DRU-CO quality is tbe NA-
DRU-CO Trade Mark itself.
We know that the quality of the first
NA-DRU-CO preparation you buy will
practically decide whether you become
a regular user of NA-DRU-CO articles
or not—and for that trial you may select any one of the 125 preparations.
So we must make each NA-DRU-CO
article of the very highest quality or
risk the reputation and sales of tbe
whole line,
The Third Guarantee
of NA-DRU-CO quality is the fact that
NA-DRU-CO preparations are never,
at any time or in any place, sold at cut
NA-DRU-CO preparations are so
much better than the preparations
whose prices arecut that discerning people prefer to pay full prices for the NA-
DRU-CO   goods.
The Fourth Guarantee
of NA-DRU-CO quality is short and
very much to the point. If after trying any article bearing the NA-DRU-
Co Trade Mark you are not entirely
satisfied, return it to the druggist from
whom you bought it and he will hand
back your money.
Consult Your Physician
NA-DRU-CO medicinal preparations
are not intended to take the place of your
physician's prescriptions—far from it.
When you are ill you need the physician's skilful diagnosis and treatment,
and it would lee folly to depend on youi
own diagnosis and any household
But iu emergencies when you cannot
get the doctor quickly, and in many
other cases, a reliable household remedy
is a real blessing.
To put the absolute reliability of NA-
DRU-CO preparations beyond doubt or
question, we are prepared to furnish te
your physician or your druggist, on
request, a list of the ingredients in any
NA-DRU-CO preparation. Ask these
men, who are men ml standing in your
community, and in whom you place
implicit confidence, all about NA-DRU-
CO remedies.
If your druggist has not the particular  NA-DRU-CO  preparation  you
ask for in stock, he can get it for you
within   two   days   from   our   nearest
wholesale branch.
Almanac, giving a  list of NA-DRU-CO
formation.   Address "National Drug Co.,
Street, Montreal."
National Drug & Chemical Company
of Canada, Limited
Wholesale j Halifax—St John— Montreal—Ottawa—Kingston—Toronto- -Hamilton
Branches: 1 London -Winnipeg- Regina- Calgary -Nelson—Vancouver—Victoria
"That Reminds Me
DO you read all the books you buyf"
"No,"  answered  Mr.  Cumrox;
"my leisure is used up in reading
the advertisements that persuade me to
huv them."
.    .    .
rpiIIS beautiful gem appeared the
X other day as a head line in the
Chicago Tribune: "Make City
Heads Toe Mark." What a somersault
this must havo been!
OUR 1910
Seed Catalogue
r says here than men are goin'  ter
wear   clothes   tor   match   th'   hair,
this winter."
"That's   goin'   ter   make   it   kinder
I cold   fur  th'   bald-headed fellera,  ain't
•    *    #
STRANGER  (to boy looking at the
monkeys    in    the    Zoo)—"Guess
you're going to be a naturalist some
Boy—"Nope.    Cartoonist!"
WHAT   men   think,"   remarked   the
knowing  woman,  "causes  fully
one-third   of  all   the  trouble   in
the world." "Yes," rejoined the- mere
j man, "and what women say causes the
eit her  two thirds."
/ t USTOMER— r'.Mr.    Wllfong,    why
\J    if. you charge such an enormous
price for a pound aud a half of
;venl chops!''
Hute her "Mrs. Unrtleson, think of
the gallons and gnlleens of eight cent
milk  it has taken to grow that calf."
IIANK    STUBBeS—"1    aover   could
1     see- any sense iu that expression,
'Six  of one- anel  half a dozen  of
the other.' "
Uijo  Miller—"How  would you  havo
it .'"'
Hunk Stubbs—"Why, 'Six of each,'
eef   eeeiirse. ' '
»       ee       *e
Mrl;PHY—"Poor O'Reilly is dead
And a good old soul he was."
CAfctKY—" Yis, and a thoughtful wan. to... Share, before he elied he
called all his breditors to him anel told
thim whore they could burrow enough
tee cover what he owed thim."
"VTOW,   in   order   tee   subtract,"  the
j _L\    teacher  explained,  "things  have
always to be of the same denomination.    Km' instance, wo couldn't take
three   apples   leer   four   pears,   mer   six
I luersos   from   nine   dogs."
"Teaehe-i,"    shouted    a   small    boy.
"can't  yeeu  take  four quarts  of  milk
' from three cows?''
{•"piIE new housemaid had just, opened
I J.     the-  door  in  response to   Wiggles-
ley's ring.
"Is   Miss   Darlborough   in?''   asked
j Wigglesby.
" Vis.  Borr,   she's   in   son',  but   she's
engaged,"  said  the  maid.
"Yes,   I   know,"   smiled   Wigglesby.
"I'm what slice's engaged to."
1  ITTLE   HERBERT,  aged   four,  and
J   several  of his little friends were
being given a party by Ins parents.
1 About   four  o'clock,   before  the-   lunch
I was served, Herbert's father took them
all  for a  sleigh-ride  to   whet   the-ir appetites   for  the dainty   feast  to   follow.
His father,  noticing that  his little son
was very silent, asked: "Well, Herbert,
what's the matter.'    Aren't you having
'a g.eod time.'"    With a  very sober ex
preBsion, he answered, "Why, wc have-
n 't   he-gnu  to  eat  yet.
/~\NE   eef   the   new   women   visited   a
\f   Huston  fortune  teller.     "Lady,"
said the fortune teller, shuffling the
carels, "tho  fate decrees that you will
. visit foreign binds.    You will mingle in
the court life of kings and queens, Conquering all   rivals, you  will  marry  tho
'man of your choice, a tall, dark, hand-
somo gent of distinguished ancestry—in
fact, a peer of the realm." "Will he be
young?    "Yes; young ami rich."   The
visitor in  her excitement  clutched  the
'seer's arm. " Hut how," she cried eagerly, "how am I to get rid of my present
THE tourist who had secured a guide
within a few moments after his arrival in Rome spoke crisply to tlie
man. "I've only got an hour or ho to
spare for Rome," he said, "und I want
,10 see ,iust two things—one's !St. Peter's
and tho other is the I-'orum. Take me
to them both as quickly as oyu can."
The   guide  engaged   a   carriage,   into
which  the tourist, jumped, and after a
few words from the guide to the driver,
"the equipage started oil' ut a brisk rate.
Suddenly  it  stopped,   anel   the   tourist
'  ceased llis fire of questions abruptly.
"Hop out," he said to his guide, urging him by n slight push.    "Now which
is this, the I-'orum or St. Peter's?"
OW much are eggs now?"
"Two dollars down, and a dollar
a month until the dozen is paid
When You Buy a
Nason & Risch
You Pay Nothing Extra
The selling price of the Maseen &  Risch   Piano indicates the
value of the instrument.    The price you are asked to pay represents the actual cost of making, with a small factory profit added.    Buyers of Mason 4- Risch Pianos   pay   for  pianos  only;   no
commissions of any kind are added to the price.
There   is  only  one   grade  |tlie   highest)
There   is  only  one   profit   (the smallest)
There   is  only  one  price   (the   lowest)
Wo nave at all times bargains  in   used   and  shopworn  pianos
at prices and terms which astonish the shrewdest bargain driver.    Write today for 11 list of these  great,  bargains   which   will
be sent hy  return  mail.
Quarterly or Fall payments arranged to suit.
The Mason & Risch Piano Co., Ltd.
Factorv Branch
710 Centre Street, Calgary, Alt;,.
'I'o be or not. to be—that is the question:
'Whether 'tis better lo sudor the relentless butchers
To outrageously deprive  us eef our  fortune-.
Or  t"   take-   up  arms  against   them   unci
the incut trust.
And by opposing smash them?    To diet,
to" eat
No more steaks, cheeps, or sausage, and
so end
The liearliic-lie unci the- thousand natural
The   meat  consumer's  heir  lo—tis  a
Devoutly  to  be  wished,    To  'lied    no
No fowll   Porchnnco 110 (IbIi; ah, there's
the  rule!
For   if  we-  have  no   meat.   00   luene-s   to
What    friends   may   cine   and   wish   tie
stay lee meal- -
This possibility must  givo ns pause.
There's the  respe-et   we- owe' to those
Who   have-  a   laste  for  sirloin  eer sweet
That make a calamity of so long life;
Peer who weeiild bear tl lips and bones
thev  weigh,
The tainted ends for which they charge
full  price.
The butcher's wrong, the packer's contumely.
The   pangs   that  bacon   costs,  and   also
The  heavy  price of chops, the lean  ox
I        joint,
'That   patient   merit   eef   tin-   unworthy
When he might feed on dandelion greens
Or   fill   his   stomach   with   mock-turtle
Hnl   there's   the  .Ireml   that   if   we  cut
out meal
Th.-  packers  would  go  iii   for  garden-
Ami   souk   as  as  we   ne'er  were soaked
This lurking elanger puzzles the will,
1 Anil   makes  us  rather bear the  ills we
i        have
Thun to flv to others that we know not
1 of.
IRISHMAN (after waiting at the theatre entrance for a long time on a
cold   night)—"Shure   it's   meself
wad sooner walk fifty miles than shtand
.   .   •
I HEAR Jones the sea-captain is in
hard luck.    He married a girl and
she ran away from him."
"Yes, he took her for a mate, but she
was a skipper."
It's Awfully Hard for Mr. Jarr to be
Generous I
THERE NOW! " said Mr. Jarr grandly; "there's forty dollars. Get
yourself one of those pony coats! "
"Forty dollars!" said Mrs. Jarr.
"What sort of a coat could I get for
that much?"
"I slieeuld think you could got a very
good one," said Mr. Jarr. "I never had
a forty-dollar overcoat in my life."
" You've never gotten a fur overcoat,
that's why," said Mrs. Jarr.
"1 don't know what's to happen to
poor people," ventured Mr. .larr, half-
musingly, "It used to bo that a poor
man's wife was content to dress as a
fioor man's wife, but now they want to
dress like a millionaire's bride."
"And why not?" retorted Mrs. Jarr.
"I guess I'm just as geeod as anybody
"I didn't say you weron't," replied
Mr. Jarr. "Hut my mother never had a
forty-dollar coat, ami you I urn up yieur
nose at it. "
•' Xow, please! " said Mrs. Jarr, quickly, "Please, don't bring your mother
into the discussion! She's iuterfere'ei
enough in eun- affairs without you invoking the memory of it. I don't know
whether slit1 had a forty dollar coat or
not. She alwnys dresseel better than I
did, I know that! And I also know that
slice wouldn't have me get a forty dollar
coat if she could help it, nor a ten dollar
e-oat! Shi- never wanted mo to have
anything, and ''
"Hold on," said Mr. Jarr, interrupting, "let bygones be* bygones. I '111 only
sorry I haven't any moro money, but the
fact remains tlult this is till the- money
I have. It's the- b.-st I can do. Will 1
you take it and get yourself tt pony j
"Vou insist on mo getting a pony
coat?" asked Mrs. .larr.
"Of course I. do," ropliod Mr. Jarr.
"I knew.it, I just know it!" said
Mrs. Jarr. -'In the first place I'd rather
do without a pony cuat than havo to
wear a cheap one! In the- second place-
it's tteo late!    Why, the spring is here."
"I haven't seen it," said Mr. Jarr,
"Hut that doesn't matter, I don't really
moan for yeeu to have a fur coat "
"(If coilisi- you don't!" said Mrs.
■ larr, quickly. "You don't mean for tne
to have anything! 1 notice you like to
be nicely dressed, but you never think
of me. I don't neeeel anything to wear,
of course! I can stay in the- license! I
can slip out to the grocery stores at
night with a shawl over my head like ;i
beggar woman!   That's all you eare!"
"Gee whiz! Ain't r giving you $40?"
asked .Mr. .larr. "It's a little extra
money I mude ami 1 thought it weeuhl
please you.    I  heard yeeu say you'd like
II pony  coat   and  so  I  suggested  Hint.
Hut I don't cure whut you get with it!"
"Of course you don't!" snapped Mrs.
.larr. "You lion t care anything nbout
nn'. You have no interest in what I do!
Vou thrust the money at me as if to
say: "Take this, slave! See, how kind
I am to you. Here's $40. Buy yourself
a sealskin sacque am! diamond earrings
and tt pearl dog collar, for I am a generous master!''
"Well, just listen to that! " cried the
amazed Mr. .larr. "What can a man do
to please a woman, anyhow?"
" He can be geeod to her. He can treat
her like a human being!" roplicd Mrs.
Jarr. "He needn't come to her anel say:
'Here's $40. The Benson is over, pony
coats are going out of style. I want you
to get one and wear it this spring and
all next summer and he- a laughing stock
for everybody. Don 't you dare get anything else! And look grateful anel speak
"(e)h, till right, if that's the way you
feel," said Mr. Jarr, and reached for the
roll eef bills.
"I knew you didn't want me to have
the money!" cried Mrs. Jarr. "You
were afraid I'd find out you had it and
so yeeu thought yon 'd show it to me and
twit nic1 about having it and hurt my
feelings—und then take it away from
me! That's what you always do!" And
Mrs. Jarr clutched tight the money anel
sobhingly added, "Take it! I wouldn't
have it if vou were to beg me to take
'' Xow, if you '11 just bo calm a moment, my dear," said Mr. Jarr, restraining himself with great effort. "I want
to say to you that I'm sorry you misunderstood me. Take the money and buy
anything you want with it."
"Well, then, don't be rude to me,"
said Mrs. Jarr. "I wouldn't tuke a million dollars from you if it were not
given to me with a smile."
"I'm sorry 1 didn't smile," said Mr.
Jarr, "but 1 felt badly because it wasn't a million, I suppose."
"That's sweet, of you! Why didn't
you sav that at first," said Mrs. Jarr,
"anel I do need so many things!"
|>'SSIA   still   maintains  a   force  of
J.V   mure   than   200,000   in   Manchuria
ami there are wild rumors ami pre
dictions of war in the Far East. The
magazine is piled high, audit needs but
one spark for an explosion. Russia is
sore at her defeat by Japan, and Japan
is still sore nnd disappointed over being
buncoed out of her oxpoeted indemnity
by the Treaty of Portsmouth. The Prussian General von der Bneek admits all
this, but declares in the Deutsche Revue
(Berlin) that thero is no immediate
prospect of a rupture. After investigating more practical problems, ho proceeds to give nn account of the forces
the various Powers have on the spot. Of
Russia's  Asiatic  forces ho writes:
"Russia continues to maintain in the
Far East a large [cart of the forces sent
there during the war. Posted there, on
a pence footing, is an army of 200,000
men, who in the event of war would
easily be reinforced by 100,000 more.
This numbor does not include either the
garrisons cif the feertresses, the reserve
forces, or the territorial militia. Vladi-
vosleek has been strengthened by new
fortifications see as to become a stronghold of the first rank. The naval forces
which Russia maintains in thc Far East
have, however, received hut Beauty attention in the way of increase, a natural consequence of the destruction of the
Russian fleet in t'.ie late war. Altho Russia, in case of war, would thus be com
polled to confine herself to the defensive,
it is nevertheless truo that Russia's po
sition in the Far East has been much
improved Bince the war."
Japan's financial condition has prevented much improvement in her arma
ment, and while she need not fear i?us-
sia on the sea, she is scarcely her match
on the land. General von der Boeck
"Japan since the Treaty of Ports
mouth has also Btruggled, in spite of
financial obstacles, to augment her military forces and to improve their organization in accordance with the experience gathered in the course of the war.
Her army, which before the war consisted of 13 divisions only, now numbers 19. On a peace footing Japan
maintains 250,000 men, who in time of
war could be reinforced by 750,000 of
all arms.
" As to her fleet, it exhibits a remark
able expansion, both by the incorporation into her squadron of war-ships captured from the Russians, and subsequently repaired and modernized, nnd
by ships of new construction. It. is also
noteworthy that Japan has on the stocks
several great cruisers of the Dreadnought, type, so that at the present moment she holds the fifth place among
the uaval Powers of the world. It is
epiite probable that by Hill she will
have attained to the fourth place. Since
Japan, for the present tit least, has no
cause to fear the naval forces of Russia,
tn judge from her eager efforts toward
naval expansion it is quite credible that
she anticipates a possible war with some*
other Power, probably America."
China is also beginning tie make vigor
ous warlike preparations, this Prussian
expert tells us, and it hns surprised the
world that a nation which formerly held
"the trade- of war" in supreme con
tempt, should suddenly turn to it with
enthusiastic- ardor.   To quote his wnrels:
"Up to recent times China on ac
count of her military feebleness was al
nicest a negligible' quantity in the peeliti
.•nl intrigues eef the Far Hast. At present thinges have changed. The- Chinese
Government nns'boen engaged upeen a
vast project for the reorganization of
the national army on 11 European basis.
In accordance with this project the
Chinese Army is to comprise, on a
nonce footing, some :',ti divisions of 20,
01M) men each,"
Oenernl von dor Boeck thinks that
Hiirope has geeod reason t.e fear the am-
bitiieits aspirations of the Japanese,
l-lven now they are- not contented with
their situation in Asia. Europo should
met be deluded by their smiling sulunis
siveness. he declares. At present while
preparing herself Japan remains inert.
"When favorable opportunity presents
itself she will not hesitate tee declare
war cm the Powers who have balked hei
in tin- past, The nation most immediately menaced is Russia."
AS a general thing the wisest way
of handling a bull that is inclined
to be vicious'is tit hand him over
to the butcher, ns an animal of this class
is never safe to trust. If he has proven
to be an extra good sire, and it is deemed desirable to retain him for service,
the safest and simplest melius of handling him is to blindfold him. He may
be managed by means of ropes and pulleys, giving him room to move out of
his stall when required, and bringing
him back to his place-; but it is 11 cumbersome method.
Blindfolding quietly lakes all tho
conceit out of a blusterer. A broad
bandage of double sacking securely-
fastened over his eyes may serve the
ordinary purpose in the stable. This do-
vice may be usee! to geeod advantago
in handling a nervous or excited beast
! vvliill- being led to market or drawn in
'a   wagon  tee  be- shippod  on  a train.
I remember a ease of a heiter receiv
eel on the train being so wildly excited
that she would jump at a person approaching her to untie her halter, but
by throwing n blanket over her head
and afterward tying a sack over her
eyes, she was quiotly unloaded and (iced
behind a wagon, which she followed as
meekly as ono could desire.
Mismanagement or lack of thought
makes a great deal of trouble in the
handling cef stock. How often do we see
men chasing pigs all over the place in
tho vain effort to get them into a pen,
the porkers always going in the direction contrary to the one they are desired to go, while, by having "a pair of
low, light hurdles, hinged together,
forming a V-shapod guide, the animals
can bo handled quickly and with the
use of no unseemly words.
Vicious bulls are generally made so
by unwise treatment when young, giving them too much liberty, or using
them cruelly. It is well to use them
kindly, but they should be trusted no
more than is necessary, for it sometimes
happens that a bull that has been quiet
suddeinly and unexpectedly becomes
vicious and maims a man for life or
gores him to death. It is the part of
wisdom to handle a bull with a strong
staff aud a safe connection with his
nose ring, no matter how quiet he may
Many a good driving horse has his
years of usefulness cut short by being
left in thc hands of some person that
does not know how to take care Of a
horse and does not care what happens
to the animal that chances to come into
his hands.
One of the most common ways of injuring a driving horse is by driving
him hard in cool weather, and when the
horso has beer, brought into a sweat,
leaving him uncovered and exposed to
cold winds e,r to elrafls iu a stable without the protection of a blanket. It is
seldom necessary to drive a horse so
hard that he will on a coot day be in tt
Bweat. In warm weather it is different,
as the. horse then sweats with little exertion. When a horse hits been driven
until he is covered with foam and sweat
he should be taken into a stable, rubbed down with whisps of hay or pieces
of rough cloth and then blanketed. The
neglect of such precautious has resulted
in many n horse catching a cold that has
preevod  serious.
The carriage horse should be so elriv
en, iu ordinary cases, that he will not
sweat. Driving is a science in itself,
anil there are many mature people who
I time not learned how to drive a horse.
They have no idea as to the amount of
work In- i.- able' to perform without loss-
|ening  his  vitality.    The  writer  rem -
hers a minister that got the- ill-will of
the community in which he lived by
driving a horse- 70 miles in a day. lie
was bragging of the- fact when it was
announced to him thai the horse had
died as a result of the overstrain. The
result of the drive ruineel the work of
the minister in that place, but it is probable that it was the ignorance of tinman that wns to blame and not his lack
of heart ns regarded the brute creation.
It should be borne iu mind that a horse
is limited as to the amount of work he
can do us well as a man.
Water for animals.—The horso requires from 04 to SO pounds, or 8 to 10
gallons of water per day, a gallon weighing H pounds. Cattle drink more Than
horses. Feeding upon dry material thoy
require ,N,'t pounds per day, but ou green
food they require only about .'111 pounds
of witter per day. About three-fifths of
the animal body is water, and while1
water is not strictly a food, uo food
cna be assimilated without water, large
epiantities of it being required to carry
celt the- process. The number of times
all animal will drink during the day,
when allowed full opportunity, is not
known but is indicated in a general
way by the stomach. The stomach of
the horse is small, aud as might be supposed, deees met require much water at a
time, but often. The stomach in cattle is very large, and rumination (chewing the end) is performed. This necessitates saturating the food with water before rumination takes place, and probably explains the fact that they require
more water in the morning than in the
'fhe high prices ruling for all kinds
eef butcher's cattle lias led to the shipment in of a number of beasts wholly
unfit for slaughter, and in consequence
the market is falling for auything but
Receipts arte small, even for the time
of year, showing that stocks iu the
country are all too well cleaned up and
that little but the riff-raff remains.
Receipts of hogs, though showing a
slight increase since last writing, aro
still lamentably below the requirements
of the market, and the price holds firm
at $8.50 per ewt. In the matter of cattle pricos, nothing could better illustrate the undesirable quality of much
tImt is being received as tho range last
week was till the way from $3.00 to
$5.25 per cwt., the latter figure being
jiuiel feer choice steers averaging 1,240
One1 encouraging item of the live
steeck trade is the number of sheep that
are being brought down from the ranch
country round Maple Creek to Brandon
district. These sheep are practically
all ewes, Shropshire's, CotsWDlds, LeicoB-
ters and Southdowns, and are being secured for breeding purposes. Within
the past few years farmers of Brandon
district have gone into sheep, with
Btieh success that others are now following their example. If many of the sections where wild oats are rampant
would follow the same course it would
soon rid the farms of these poBts. It
is highly significant of the market for
mutton in Winnipeg alone that the receipts of aheep for an entire week
amounted to the magnificent showing
of one.
There has been a heavy movement of
horses during January and February,
over 5,000 head having been brought in
from Ontario. A few of these horses
are auctioned in Winnipeg, but tho bulk
of shipments go to points further west.
In the shipments there has been a fair
percentage of heavy-draft horses suit-
ablo for drays and railway construction,
but the bulk of the shipments have bee*
ordinary farm chunks and some of them
not too good at that. Pricejs are gooi
and the horses find a ready sale, showing that in thc west at leust, motor pow
er is not supplanting the horse to any
.    .    .
Oue of the most healthy signs of tu*
times in connection with light hurnes*
sports is the inquiry for designs of grand
stands. The grand stands of the average
trotting track are behind the times.
They are often ugly wooden structure*,
built in the most primitive fashion,
usually far too small, with narrow wood
en seats and distinguished principally
by a total lack of comfort for the spec-
tutor. In many eases tine seats are am
close together that sitting is uncomfortable and if a person wishes to learn
everybody in the row has to stand up.
To add to the general discomfort, th*
statiel litis been so arranged that it is im-
'iflllHIS   .epipw   S.I.UIJ   ,)1||   J.)S   O)   Op|IS9CHl
so everybody stands up and many stun*
011 tho seats. No seats can be kept cleaa
under such conditions.
The large woo len grand staud at Tro*
tun, N. J., where fhe greut. state fair is
held, was recently burned clown, and is
to be- rebuilt of concrete ami will b*
large eneetigh to accommodate the thousands of enthusiasts who go there to so*
the races. If Insured, we think it
would be a gooel thing if all the old, out
of elate, inadequate structures misnamed
grand stands, were burned. It would b*
a decided benefit to the public nnd th*
sport. The majority cef our grand stands
are in a direct, line with the track,
while they should be at such an tingl*
that everybody can see the turn into th*
home stretch 'seated. The elevation of
the rows of seats is another important
item, and above all there should b*
plenty eef aisles. Even with plenty of
room between the rows it is annoying,
especially when a race is on, for a perso*
to pass iu front of a large number of
spectators to get out. The methods of
ample. We have often looked at som*
of the old-fashioned crowded grand
stands and wondered what would happen in the event of a sudden panie or
a fire.
A grand stand should be as comfort
able- as a theatre and as clean. No ob
jectionable pillars ter posts obstruct th*
view of the audience at a theatre, ol
though they go to hear ;vh well as see.
At a race track, where the public goo*
simply to seee the races, the- grand stand
shouhl be1 so constructed that, it can d*
so to tho greatest advantage . When th*
public sees a well contested race, in
which there is a real live contest ia
every heat, it is perfectly satisfied. '
Hurrah! hurrah! We bring the jubileef
Hurrah! hurrah! No elollar moat for mef
We will dine on vegetables from Denver
to the Boa,
While we nre bursting the beef truBtt
BOIL 05 parts of shellac aud 85 of
borax in 450 parts of water till
the whole is entirely dissolved.
Then add 05 parts of gum arable, and remove the boiler from the fire. As soo*
as thee muss is cold, add water to 75i
parts and enough pigment until the proper consistence is reached. Lamp black
will make a suitable coloriug material
for eases, and red or white for pack
ages. The ink should be kept in glna*
or earthenware vessel; no other kiud ar*
suitable for this purpose.
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VOL. 1
NO. 22
Stick to the BUCK-EYE and You're Safe
"Stick to tho farm." says tho President
To the wide-eyed farmer boy,
. Then he hies him back to his White House home,
With its air of rustic joy.
"Stick to tho farm," Bays the railroad king
To tho lad who looks afar,
Then hikes him back on the double-quick
To his rustic private car.
"Stick to thc farm," says the clergyman
To tho youth on tho worm-fence perch,
Then lays his ear to the ground to hear
A call to a city church.
"Stick to the farm," Bays the doctor wise
To thoso who would break the rut,
Then hies him where the appendix grows
, In bountiful crops to cut.
"Stick to the BUCK-EYE," the smoker says
To the man who's still in doubt,
Then—to show you how differently this proposition works out from the foregoing
—he goes right out and buys a quarter's worth, to show that his heart's in the
right place and that the BUCK-EYE is the king-pin of all ten cent cigars.
P. S--Every man who ever smokes a BUCK-EYE becomes a
BUCK-EYE smoker. See the point? Well, try one; then
you'll  know.
* 1
The Elmsbury
' Ghost
It Appeared In Person to Mr.
Ebenezer Pollock
Copyright, 1909. by American Press
"Uolng once! Going twice! tiolng
three limes nud sold to Mr. Ebenezer
I'ollock for $I,U00!"
The auctioneer's' hammer fell with
a resounding thud and nearly grazed
' the nose of Ibe purchaser.
"Didn't menu to damage a good customer," chuckled Ihe iiiuii of Ibe hammer as be pulled down Ibe red dug
above ihe gate and climbed iuto bio
buggy. "Come dowu to l-awyer l-'ltcb's
office blnieby. 'Nezer. and well close
the deal right nud proper."
"Very well," said Ebeuezer gruffly.
He watched the crowd ot wonieu tiptoeing out of the house nud walled until Ibe bint one had passed through the
gate, each with u furtive glance at the
new owuer. lie was aware tbal they
marveled because be bud bought u
ghost rlddeu house.
When he was alone lu tbe shadows
of Ihe tall oaks In1 looked up at the
house, dark and foi bidding lu Ihe midst
ur rank grass nud weeds. Whatever
had' been its original color. It was uow
faded lo a dingy mustard hue. blotted
wltb the dark green of heavy wooden
shutters tightly closed.
Tbere were yeurs und years wheu
tbe shutters had never been closed.
Tbose were Ihe days before old Simon
Elmsbury's granddaughter bad run
'nway witb Ibe schoolteacher and bad
lu ;consequeii/*e  been  disinherited  by
1-tho old man. Simon bad left Ihe bouse
jind land and furniture to tbe Foreign
fMissionary society, und uow, five years
•after bis death, lhey bad put It up at
■{auction, and Ebeuezer had bought It
at much below Us reul value.
It was'well known Ibat Simon would
Jbave opposed his granddaughter's max-
■Wage to any* man. Be was seltlsb
Enough lo wish to keep ber at bis side
ito wait upon him, for sbe was the only
dative be hiid.
Let us come and live- wltb you.
grand fal her," Cornelia , bud pleaded
»'wltb ber arum around bis neck. "You
•will like Henry better when you know
-blm." But the obdurate old man bad
-angrily flung ber aside, and Ibe next
'•day Ibe girl bad been married to Henry Stone and disappeared from Melville.
j After tbat Simon Elmsbury closed
Ihe main part of Ihe bouse und lived
.in tbe east wing for ten years, and
tben be died without one relenting
word lo Cornelia. Tbe Stones bad never been beard from since ihelr departure from Melville. No one knew
Where they lived or even If lhey were
alive. Old Simon Elmsbury went to
tbe grave unattended by any relative.
Since Simon's death gossip bad It
that the house wus buunted. Uu stormy
nights, the credulous said, tbe old
plauo tinkled softly behind tbe closed
shutters, slid u woman's tbin, sweet
voice was'beard singing In low tones.
Snatches of this weird music could be
beard soiiieiliiH-s in the lull of shrieking wind or dashing rain. Uu otber
nights 'all was -still. Some claimed
that Cornelia was dead aud that ber
sweet spirit catne back to sing In the
rooms of the old home, where sbe bad
spent a happy girlhood.
In spite of ghostly rumors. Elieuezer
Pollock bad suddenly made up bis
mind to give up boarding lu tbe village hotel und occupy a borne of bis
own. The Elmsbury place suited him.
It was near bis harness shop, and the
east wing was just large enough to
serve his simple purposes. As'for the
main portion of the house, be gave It
over to rats and mice and mold.
Now be walked up tbe path and entered the front door, rreuklng rustlly
on Its hinges lu Ibe south breeze that
swept the yard. Ou the second floor
a door banged loudly.. Ebenezer started and then, with nn exelamatlou of
disgust, entered tbe bouse.
A long, dark ball stretched away
Into Inky bbirkliesij ond to. Hie-right
nnd left open doors gave glimpses Into
darkened rooms faintly Illuminated
witb randies placed, there by tbe auctioneer.
Ebeuezer creaked In and out of Ihe
rooms tilled .wltb decaying furniture,
cnivfully blowing out the candles. Up-
\stalrs Ihe candles were tuckering
strangely, and there was a chill in
tbe large north bedroom ns If from
an opeu window, hut nil the windows
were tightly shuttered mid barred.
Once outside ngulu. he turned the
great brims key In Ihe front door with
an Ihvnluntnry sigh of relief. The east
wing had a separate entrance and was
shut oft from tbe rest nt tbe house
by a sealed door. A day's work by
black Anna would make tbe wing very
habitable for him and bis bachelor belongings. Ebeuezer didn't want a
housekeeper-he detested women.
ne hnd lived lu the Elmsbury place
for three weeks before he heard tbe
Ringing ghost. It was the 21st of September; and the equinoctial, gale was
shaking the old lunise to Its very foun-
dntlons. Ebenezer had gone to bed.
but be. could not sleep. Ihe wind
screamed down the wide chimney and
whistled around tbe windows, 'ihe
mar of beating rain drowned nil sound
save the whistling wind. Tbere were
rreuklng sounds beyond the walls, nud
Ebenezer fell to thinking of the ghost.
It was I hen that the wind paused
for bieath and the rain fell more lightly From a distance csuie the echoing
langle of an old piano touched by timid Angers and a' mere thread of melody tu a woman's voice; then the rain
continued Its mouotouous beat, und be
heard the music no more.
Ebenezer I'ollock was augry. He re- l
1 solved to lay tbe Intruding gbost If
possible, and so the next day wben a
watery sun rendered tbe bouse a little
less dreary be lighted ■ luntcgi und
unsealed tbe door that led Into tbe
other side of the bouse.
The bouse was quite as dusty and
forlorn as on tbe day he had bought
It Strangely enough, Ebeuezer did
not look ut the little piano whlcb stood
open Just as Cornelia Elmsbury had
left it sg many years ago, wltb a yel
lowed sheet of music upon tbe racK.
He scurried through tbe rooms witb
a half realization that some slender
spirit was flitting through the rooms
away from bis contaminating presence.
A few weeks afterward there came
another storm of wind and rain, and
again be beard tbe ghostly music-.
Ebenezer had a twinge of tbe rheumatism that nlgbt. and be very irritably
rapped on the wall wltb his cane. The
tinislit*, stopped abruptly, and he did
not bear It again, although tbere were
many storms tbat fall.
One winter evening, wben the old
bouse was wrapped In a blinding snowstorm. Ebenezer awoke from bis tlrst
sleep wltb every muscle aching and
drawing wltb pain. Itbeumntlsm held
him a captive. Kor hours be groaned
dismally, conscious tbat tbe tire lii.lus
air tight stove was nearly out al a
time when be needed bent. Tbere was
nn ministering baud to apply hot flannels to bis swollen joints and muscles
or to allay bis torture wltb soothing
It wus tben that tbe gbost came
ugalu-tbls time witb groping Augers
upon ihe sealed door. It knocked gently and spoke to him In faint, frightened whispers.
"(lo away!" shouted Ebenezer wro I h-
fully. "Uo away, ma'am! It a lilt
proper thnt you should be lolt'rlng
around here!   Uo away, I say!"
There was a slleuce, and presently
Ebenezers thick, grizzled balr stood
almost upright ou bis bead. Uhostly
footsteps sounded in tbe rooms over
his head aud softly, tap, tap. lap. down
the narrow staircase Ihut opened Inlo
his bedroom.
The la nip beside bis bed gave forth
a cheering light, nnd Ebeuezer I'ollock,
thoroughly frightened for the tlrst
Utile lu his life, watched with fascinated eyes the slowly opeulng door ut
the foot of his couch.
Tail and slender and pale, sbe stood
before blm nt last, her lender blue
eyes filled with pitying tears. I'er-
bups she was forty yeurs old, but Ihe
huir framing her delicate face mude
ber uppear much younger.
"1 could uot bear to beur you moaning with pain' all alone. My husband
used to bave rheumatism before he
died, and 1 know Just what to do,"
she suld in a low tone.
"Ma'am!" gasped Ebenezer. "Ma'am!"
He watched ber slender Hgure as It
flitted to and fro about bis rooms.
She mended tbe fire, and soon Its
cheering wurmtb brought relief to bis
aching limbs. Sbe heated water und
flannel cloths nnd applied soothing liniments wltb very human Angers.
When tbe lines of suffering bud relaxed and Ebeuezer's face still sought
hers questloulngly she sat down in a
low chair and spoke somewhat sadly.
"I'm Mrs. Stoue—Cornelia Elmsbury
thut was. I've been living here four
"Here-ln this bouse? How?" demanded Ebenezer doubtfully.
"In tbe big back attic." said Cornelia,
wltb a little smile. "It looks out on
the tall chestnut woods, yon know,
and Ihe short chimney comes out
I here. Craudfiither left tbe cellar full
of coal and wood. I've got It reul
comfortable up tbere, and ou stormy
nights I'd come down in tbe dnrk nud
play ou my piano till you drove me
away. 1 used to walk over to Helton
on dark evenings und get all my groceries und things. It was bard work,
but It was heaven to me to get homo
again after all I went through!" Sbe
broke into sobs.
"What- made you bide? What did
you do It for?" asked Ebenezer excitedly.
"My husband wns poor. He died and
left a little Insurance money—just
enough to buy my food and not enough
to pay reti.. My eyesight is so poor I
cannot work, and so 1 thought I would
come bark here. I heard tbe place was
shut up, and It was my own by rights.
1 knew I'd be driven out \1 nny one
knew I wns bere!"
"You poor little thing!" blurted Ebenezer pityingly. "Stay here Just as
long ns you like!" There was a long
silence nfter that, while tbe little widow cried happily before the Are. Ebenezer wns thinking rapidly. "If -you
ever go away, ma'am," he said, with
a great blush. "I'll go after you and
bring yon bni-k here and"-r He paused.
It happened that one day the ghost
deserted Ibe Elmsbury house, nnd Ebenezer kept bis word and went after
her-nnd brought ber back a bride to
hei old home.
His Little Joke.
An enterprising Philadelphia restaurant preeprietor hung out n large blackboard sign oue day wilb Ibe following
announcement: ••sou Can't Beat our
15 Cent Dinners."
This sign proved to be a good drawing card until a yoitiug man of humorous turn of mind came along. 'Ihe latter, swing ihe sign, stopped and nfter
scrutinizing It closely smiled oue ot
those smiles which bode uo oue any
good. He wailed until none of tbe
employees was watching, and. taking
mil his handkerchief, he erased Ibe
letter "b" from Ihe word "lieut."
The   tr.-iiiMforinitllnn   was   complete,
•ind II was not until a crowd bad col-
'ee-tod  Hint  Ibe proprietor of Ihe re*-
tanraiii  discovered  why tbere tu
larger crowd outside than Inside.
One   peculiarity   of -melancholia   Is
that  the victim ot It actually enjoys
tbe   despondency   and   o'fteu   doesn't
waut to be cured.
A Tea Tot.
To lest tea burn a small quantity on
a metal plate. Witb good tea tbe
amouut of asb remaining is small. Increasing In quantity as tbe quality of
Ibe samples tested deteriorates.
Doubtful Compliment*.
Tbe colonel who. taking his leave at
a garden party, lin|tilr"s. "Have I bad
tbe pleasure of saying gnndby lo you,
Miss Mary?" the hostess sweetly assuring ii distinguished pianist who bas
risen abruptly from the Instrument
with u sarcastic prott'tl lest he should
disturb the conversation that he does
not do so at ull; tbe young man wbo,
on being told thai a |sissll>u> rival had
taken Ibe lady who Is speaking in to
dinner the previous evening, declares
tbat "that's all he's r.t for"—these are
decided instances of this class of bad
compliment, while for a well meant but
lukewarm one poor Newman Noggs'
reply to tie" coDeitj^'s query respecting the fienwlgs'' new baby, that It
wasn't a very misty oue, muy be cited.
Johnson One* Took Twenty-Five Cupi
at a Sitting.
Napoleon, like Johnson, was a hard- ,
ened tea drinker, and so a c-cntuiy
later was Mr. Gladstone, wbo confess- I
ed that he drank more tea between
midnight and four in the morning
than any other member of the House
of Commons and that the strongest
brew of it never interfered with his
The dish of tea was one of the most
important factors in Johnson's life;.
Proficiency in the gentle art of tea
brewing was regarded by him as an
essential attribute of the perfect woman, and there can be no doubt that
-his feminine friends (and their name
was legion) did their best to gratify
his amiable weakness.
Richard Cumberland tells us, says
The London Gentlewoman, that his
inordinate demands for his favorate
beverage were occasionally difficult to
comply with. On Sir Joshua Reynolds
reminding him he had already consumed eleven cups he replied: "Sir,
I did not count your glasses of wine.
Why should you number my cups of
tea?" And laughingly he added in
perfect good humor, "Sir, I should
have released our hostess from any
further trouble, but you have reminded me that I want one more cup to
make up the dozen, and I must request Mrs. Cumberland to round up
my score."
When he saw the complacency with
which the lady of the house obeyed
his behests he said cheerily; "Madam,
1 must tell you for your comfort you
have escaped much better than u certain lady did awhile ago, on whose
patience I intruded greatly more than
I have on yours. She asked me for
no other purpose than to make a zany
of me und sot me gabbling to a parcel of people I knew nothing of. So,
madam, I had my revenge on her,
for I swallowed five and twenty cups
of her tea."
Cumberland declared that his wife
would gladly have made tea for Johnson as long at the New river could
have supplied her with water, for it
was then, and then only, he was seen
at his happiest moment.
On his Scottish tour his inexorable
demands for tea sorely tried the patience of Lady Macleod of Dunvegan,
who after giving him his sixteenth
cup suggested that further supplies
in a small basin might be agreeable
to him.
"I wonder, madam," he answered
roughly, "why all the ladies ask me
such questions. It is to save yourself
trouble, madam, and not me."
The lady was discreetly silent
and resumed her task.
It Has Been Thoroughly Investigated
by the Commission.
The commission appointed some
time ago by the Ontario Government
to study the question of regulating
the production of pure milk in the
province has made a very exhaustive
and thorough investigation into the
subject. It has made expert inquiiies
not only at important dairy centres
in Ontario, but also at the leading
milk producing centres in the United
States, so it will be able to give the
result of the experiences of a large
number  of  workers  in  this  field  of
reform. The question of the proper
handling of milk is a very important
one for the Ontario furmers and the
Whitney Government has selected
good men to study the subject and
present the facts to the people.
Mr. Dargavel, M.P.P., the leading
member of the commission, who has
been working on this problem for
several months past, has been president of the Ontario Dairymen's Association for a considerable time and
is one of the lurgest milk producers
in the province. He will bring a
wealth of personal experience to the
study of the subject as well as wide
knowledge of literature on the question. He represents Leeds in the
Legislative Assembly and ever since
entering that body has taken a very
active and intelligent interest in public affairs, and especially in everything pertuining to dairying and
The essential characteristic ol ambergris is the penetrating and peculiar odor, similar to that of musk. It
is so powerful and so illusive in its
perfume that thc moat minute quan-
* ity when mingled with any othei
edro.'ic scent is still percenUble.
Cheese Is one of the most concentrated of foods. A twenty pound cheese
contains more nitrogenous substanca
than a sheep weighing sixty or seventy pounds. ,
Royal   Billiard  Players.
King Edward is a very fair billiard
player, und occasionally indulges in an
evening game with tbe Prince of
Wales. His Majesty was taught billiards in his youth by Dufton, then
a noted player. The Queen and her
daughters play a fair ladies' game,
Queen Maud being especially good at
winning hazards. The Kaiser has ifl-
so played with the King, and is an
excellent player, though somewhat
Black on the rain-swept harbor hung
the night,
But  through  the darkness,  lamp   by
valiant lamp.
We saw the spectral glow whore ran
the bridge.
From gloom-encompassed mainland on
to dim
Imagined mainland even more remote.
The  lordly  bridge of granite  und  ol
We  could  not see, but light  by serried  light
Wc   knew   it   lived   and  arched   the
And so it is with each  faint gleam
that man
Has known and nursed. Companioned
by its kind.
There, light by light, across the frustrate tides
And*  o'er   the   undeciphcrcd   gloom
they swing.
The towers of granite and the paths
of steel
Our eyes  have not beheld;  but-still
we know
That out from mainland unto mainland swings
And stands and waits some undiscovered bridge.
—Arthur Stringer in Smart Set.
How  a   Backwoods   Woman   Got  All
the   Beer  She Wanted.
Verily truth is stranger than fiction, and often vastly more amusing.
Here is u story which is true. That
it was umusing to the Toronto man
who heard it at lirst hand from an
interested person, and who saw tbe
proof of the incident it concerns, will
readily hi* seen.
A well-known piano manufacturer
of Toronto was in Muskoka during
the recent deer-hunting season, and
while there he became acquainted
with an interesting backwoodBtnan.
Incidentally, he learned something of
the latter's home experiences, clow
the settler's wife has an appetite
which we do not like to associate
with thc fair sex, but which in this
instance may be accounted for by the
fr.ct that backwoods 'women lead a
most lonely life, a life which would
drive a good many of us to drink.
She dearly loves to assimilate fiery
water, and her husband has had to
resort to many schemes to keep her
from getting gloriously drunk, while
ut the same time providing himself
with a modest store of liquor for his
own temperate use. Well, recently
this man was offered a barrel of beer
at a bargain at the nearest settlement—at all events he found himself
in possession of a barrel, and then
arose the problem oi its safe disposal
at home. He could not put it in
the house, of course; so, after some
careful planning, he smuggled the
"stuff into the barn, fixed up a block
and tackle, and hoisted it to the roof,
whore he was sure his wife could not
reach it if she discovered its whereabouts. Then he went off to work
feeling quite pleased with himself.
But on his return in the evening he
found his wife in a condition variously described as "canned," "tanked,"
or "spifflicotcd." He himself for a
moment was paralyzed with astonishment. Then he ran to the barn
to see how she had managed to "get-
next" to the contents of the barrel.
He glanced up. It wns up at the roof
safe enough, but a close examination
revealed the manner in which it had
been tapped. His wife had located
the liquor, taken his rifle, shot a hole
in the bootom of the barrel, placed a
pail underneath, and got all she
wanted !
When the Toronto man heard the
story, he could scarcely believe it until he had been shown the hole in
the keg.
Is   a   Powerful   Poet   But   Doe*   Not
Apply Himself Very  Much.
The Knglish poet, William Watson,
whose recent poem, "The Woman
with the Serpi'iit's Tongue," has attracted such widespread interest,
was for many years regarded as a
confirmed bachelor. He has surprised
his friends, however, by recently gefc
ting married to a beautiful Irish
He has not, of late, been very productive, and his brother, Mr. Robinson Wutson, of Montreal, in conversation with the writer, has more than
nice regretted what might be called
poeiic slotbfulness. Not only has Mr.
Watson the Government pension of
$1,500, but some vears ago he came
in for a considerable fortune, and
his 6%)ther in Montreal rather thought
that possibly he was yielding too
anilely to the exactions of society.
Whil- b" is known for limine! sweetness and the inculcation of thc most
uei.cate anu ethereal ideas, hef possesses, at the same time, a grimncss
erf humor, a power of invective, a sear-
.rig and dissolving corrosiveness, pos-
,ibly unequalled by any living writer.
He seems to have a measure-less
shoice of epithet, yet in his scolding
remains am the poet.
At the time of the massacre of the
Armenian Christians, u few years ago,
by tbe Turka and Kurds, he wrote the
urnous sonnets to "Abdul the Damned,"—Bonnets which, in their terrible-
power of invective, burned with a
white flame of anger and contempt,
and which produced the most prodigious effects, thrilling the general
pulse, stirring the people to right-
■ous indignution against thut powei
which Gladstone desired, muny years
previously, to thrust out of Eurone—
"bag nnd  baggage."
The sonnets establish^ him in the
popular regard; but his "Commemo-
rative Ode to Liverpool," upon the oc
casion of the celebration of the founding of that city, seven hundred years
ago, was a noble effort—dignified in
treatment, stately in its mcusurei
flow, warm witli feeling, and which
by the committee appointed to make
the selection — the committee being
composed of some of the foremost men
of letters in the country—was deemee
to be greatly superior to every othei
Scattered pieces of Mr. Watson's
have been published in book form;—
the entire collection of his poems it
now in the press.
Mr. Watson, for all hiB fiery phil
lipics, is of a gentle spirit, as befits
the poet, with an intense love for nature in ull her moods and expressions. He is of a retiring nature, caring little for foi de roi. Possibly his
modesty militated against his claims
for the Laureateship. He did not seek
social or political backing. Those who
appreciated his genius, felt thut his
could b; the only congruous appointment; but Mr. Austin had many political and social friends highly placed.
Elected Head of the  Baptist* of Ontario and Quebec.
Rev. Dr. A. A. Cameron of Ottawa,
who   just  recently   completed   his   24
years as  pastor  of  the  First  Baptist
Church in Ottawa, was elected president  of  the   Baptist   Brotherhood    of
Ontario and Quebec at the 21sit annual  convention  held   a  short   time
ago in Hamilton, Ont.   The new head
of the   Baptists of  Ontario and  Quebec is one of the best known clergymen of Ottawa and an active worker
i in  ministerial  circles   there.    He   is
A Tribute  From   Harper's.
A traveler, returned from a journey
to Seattle, which so many easterners
have made to their profit, reports
an interesting observation. He came
back by way of British Columbia,
and the Canadian Pacilic Railroad.
He reports being impressed with the
different appearance of things north
and south of the Canadian boundary,
in that on the Canada/side things
were so much more shipshape. The
houses to his eyes looked neater and
b:tter, the yards were neuter, there
were everywhere signs of greater effort among the Canadian settlers to
secure comeliness in their surroundings; of more solicitude about the
conditions of living and more ambition to maintain civilized standards.
We cannot verify these observations, but give them for what they
are worth. Doubtless the far-western
Canadian colonists arc largely British
and have carried with them dooryard
and cottage traditions from the comely, cultivated islands which vagrant
Americans love to visit and admire.
An Englishman will have flowers in
his dooryard if he can, and is apt to
know how to have them, and to take
the trouble to make them grow. That
is one good fruit of training and
long-standing civilization. It is by no
means so common as yet in the United States us in England. The Englishman pays more attention to living
and does uot skip the details. The
American's thoughts ure apt to be too
exclusively engaged in getting on in
life. He is loath as yet to spend
time und strength in beautifying life
as he lives it.—Harper's Weekly.
Our Fisheries.
As to whether the Dominion should
pay the province for what it gets in
the way of property or revenue, or
whether the province should pay the
Dominion for the protection it affords
a valuable industry, is not a matter,
from this point of view, of very great
importance. It is of fur greater im-
poitunce thut thi* fisheries shall be j
so protected that they shall continue
tu be the valuable asset to thc country that the) are at the present time.
-St. John Globe.
What a  Boy Should  Learn.
The boy is the father of the man.
The boy that learns to be a gentleman in his sports, that can trust himself in a crowd, and that would scorn
to win by unfair means, has already
laid the foundations of good citizen-
shiD.—Sentinel-Review   Wnndninnb
Nell—Miss Passay says Mr. Golden
proposed to h°r on Wednesday night,
but she didn't give him ber answer
until Thursday.
Bell—If that's true I'll wager he
proposed at 11 50 p.m. and was accepted ut 12.01  a.ni.
Spider's Web.
ji. ».Effretlrs,..ti,.. utilizes, tlu. spider's . vcb
for practical purposes were made u
early us 1710 in  France.
Sir Frederick Macmillan.
From England comes the announcement that King Edward has knighted
Frederick Macmillan, the present
head of the Knglish publishing house
of Macmillan <& Co., of New York and
Toronto. Mr. Macmillan is the son
of the original founder, Daniel Mac-
millun. ln 184.1 there appeared a little volume, "Tbe Philosophy of
Training," by A. K. Craig, bearing
this imprint: "Published by D. and A.
Macmillan, 57 Aldcrsgate street."
That was the first the reading public
heard of u name which has since become familiar in England and America
widely known ns an eloquent preacher, a deep thinker and a man of
broad sympathies and Christian ehur-
ity. He is a son of the late Rev. D.
Cameron of Tiverton, Out., and was
born at Brc-aelalbane, Perthshire,
Scotland, in 1841.
Dr. Cameron was educated at tho
Free Church Schools nt Lowers and
came to Canada in 1857, continuing
bis studi -s at tbe grammar schools at
Vonkloek Hill, Ont., and L'Orignal,
Ont. He taught school for live yeurs
and then entered Woodstock Colleen
in 1804, graduating in 18C7. He became pastor of tin- Baptist Church at
Strathroy, Ont,, thc same year, and
was called to Ottawa in 1871, thence
to Winnipeg, then to Denver, Col.,
and later to Calvary Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. He has published a number of pamphlets, chiefly on controversial subjects, and is an able writer
as well  as u clever public speaker.
Thc Jarndyce Case.
The Jarndyce case in "Bleak
House" was based on fact. It was
actually the famous Dyce-Sombre
case. A French adventurer in the
i ii.'hteentb century married a begum
of (Hide nnel acquired enormous
wealth. 1 think it wns he who built
the Martimere tit Agra, so famous in
the Indian mutiny, and miles of other
beautiful buildings of mud nnd
eliutiatn. How his affairs after death
got Into chancery I don't know but
tin' fact remains that every scrap of
bis wealth dissolved in tbe litigation.
While it lasted members of tin- contesting families were cared for, and
descendants 'are to-day holding commissions in the English army and
-,th*er   ronutable   positions. __
"A Bale of Wool."
Col. Haldnne, a cousin of the War
Secretary, who has been appointed
n Brigadier-General, had an adventurous experience during the South African war. He was made a prisoner
in    Pretoria. Plan   nfter   plan   of
escape was maele only to be foiled.
In the end, afte-r many days spent
under the floor of bis prison, the Lionel, in a coat neatly lined with sbih«
of chocolate, csenped from his cell,
overcame countless otber difficulties,
and finally crossed the Portuguese
border in a railway truck, having
been lor sixty hours officially,
though inaccurately, described a* "•
bale ot  wool."
In That Time Canada Has Made  Immense Strides.
No parallel to Canada's rapid development of her natural resource!
can be found in the history of any
other country in the world. With
her vast riches and especially with
her agricultural possibilities; with a
government policy in force for over
twenty-five years by which an actual
settler could obtain a free grant ol
1G0 acres of the richest grain-producing and stock-raising land in tbe
world, to be selected out of un area
of three hundred million acres, it
can with difficulty be believed that
barely 1,800 persons, or less than one-
tenth of one per cent, of the number
that could have found homes on tho,e
fertile western prairies, acttiully settled there in 1896. The fact is that
up to that year the West was practically an unknown region. Sine-' tlu-n.
or within the past twelve years, the
number accepting the offer of free land,
has grown until tine total for tbe past
ten years is neurly 270,000 persons
who took up free homesteads offered
to actual settlers. These entries represent forty-five million acres taken
up for development by fanners from
Eastern Canada, the United States.
Great Britain and Continental Europe!. The- Cunadiun West is no longer
iu an experimental stage-. Its f-rtflity
as a grain producing country is now
established b -yond question. Its yield
during the season just closed, although not yet exactly known, is eg-
timated by the best-informed to b •
nearly four hundred million bushels
of grain, of which one hundred and
twenty-five million bushels ure wheat.
Tbe population of the West is fully
a million ami » quarter, which is six
or seven times greater than was the
population of  twelve years  ago.
During that same period fruit-growing in the West, and particularly in
British Columbia, has developed wonderfully. Where there were then less
than one hundred ucres in orchards,
there are now one hundred thousand
acres set out with apple, pear, peach
and other varieties of fruit tre*es.
The Yukon goldfields hnve bi-en discovered and one hundred and twenty
million dollars extracted from the
gravel in the valleys of Bonanza, Eldorado, Hunker, Dominion and otber
streams in the Klondike district. The
silver deposits of Cobalt during the
past five years have proved e-nor-
mously rich, and millions of dollars
have already been taken from those
rocky hills, which contain perhaps
the richest known deposits in the'
world. The greut iron industries of
Great Breton and Northern Ontario
have come into existence, showing
vast possibilities for the future.
The discovery and development ol
seemingly illimitable coal area is
no less astounding. With the opening up of the West ond the on-coming
of the tide of settlement in the prairie provinces, whose supply of wood-
fuel is limited to a comparatively
small urea, comes the discovery of deposits estimated by competent authority to contain sufficient fuel to supply the West for thousands of years.
With   these   discoveries   behind   us,
who   con   foretell   the   discoveries   ot!
the future?   So far only the fringe of
our resources has  been touched.
While this development of our natural resources has been going on,
changing the whole aspect of the country, the expansion of our manufactories and commerce has made steady
progress. Our railway mileage hns
increased by thousands of miles ol \
new lines in every part of the Dominion, and our shipping has grown
enormously. The Canada of twelve-
years ago can scarcely be recognized
wben compared with the Canada of
to-day.—Canadian Life.
The Famous Villain, Who Is Hanged
In Effigy Every November 5, Was
Only a Tool In Catesby's Scheme—
Chastleton Manor the Scene ol the
Scheming Still Stand* In Oxfordshire.
Every great movement in the
world's history, whether for good or
evil, has at one time been the one
thought in one man's brain. So said
Emerson. And.truly there is one person who, more than any other, is i'le-n-
tilied with the Gunpowder Plot —
namely, Ouido, or Guy, Fawkes. H-'.
as is universally known, was tbe one
chosen from the eigbt chief conspirators to fire the train of gunpowder
that would annihilate King, lords und
commons Caught almost in the Very
act he gloried in pleading guilty, so
that from that day to this be has
always figured us the "villain of tbe
Nevertheless, he was merely an instrument in, not the originator of, the
plot, as that doubtful honor must bo
accorded to Robert Catesby, of
Chastleton,   Oxfordshire,
This estate, with its line old forest-
land, came to Robert Catesby from
his father, Sir William, with other
lands, as u marriage gilt. Here he
lived for many years, anil here, on
Nov. 11, 1505, was baptised his son
Robert. Catesby was o born plotter,
and from early days began to empty
his purse in the cause of rebellion.
His estates vanished, consequently,
once by one, till Chastleton only remained, unci here, beyond all doubt,
was conceived the ante-plot which dove-loped  into  the Gunpowder treason.
Money, however, was still needed
for the propaganda, so in the end
Catesby wus- compelled to sell his
♦state ol Chastleton to help the
scheme. The deed of sale, with
Catesby's signature; attached, is still
at Chastleton.
The Jacobean Manor House, of
which a drawing of the state-room is
shown, is a splendid specimen of old-
time architecture, and contains a,
really fine collection of tapestry,
carving, oil paintings, and books,
among thee latter the Bible which
King Charles I. gave the Bishop Jnxon of '.he scaffold.
A Football1 Hero'* Experience*.
Someone, in congratulating Stron-
ach, of the Ottawa Rugby team, hailed him as chiefly responsible for the
Tigers' recent defeat. The big Scot
declined the honor.
"People ore very kind," said he,
"but Williams won the game."
His interviewer tried him on another tack. "Which game do you prefer,
the English or Canadian?" The
Rough Rider thought he couldn't express an unprejudiced opinion. He
had been brought up in the Old Country style of play, and had played iu
Canada only two years, but the Canadian  game was  well  enough.
"Do tbey  make  it rough  for you?"
"No," said Stronach, gently rubbing the centre of his forehead whence;
a nondescript bruise extended to the
bridge of his nose.
"Just where lien Simpson's toea
landed when 1 threw him onoe," he
In Scotland, he volunteered, he had
experienced a few knocks. His collar-bone was broken and his skull
fractured. "1 lost the originals of
these ill one game," saiel he, removing an upper set of store teeth; "then
I had an ankle broken, and my knees
haven't been any good for a long time.
Finally, my best friend was the occasion of my suffering a fractured
thigh, and curiously enough, he sustained the same injury at my hands
later on. But it's all in the day's
Means Nothing.
The whole question revolves back
to the Wily logical position, reul aid
to the British navy. A Canadian
navy, such us has been outlined, is
a force, a blowing in of millions for
nothing. Money voted to strengthen
the British navy means something;
money voted for o tin-pot Canadian
navy nieuns nothing.—Winnipeg Tribune.
"Queer   Old   Joker."
Gen. Sir Dighton Probyn, who has
been made a K.C.B., is Keeper of the
Privy Purse-, anel u special favorite;
with Kiny Edward. Apropos of his
close companionship with royalty, the
story i.s told how, on one occasion,
overhearing in fhe smoking-room of an
I.=le of Wight lieet.l a gentleman
make sonic- incorrect remarks regarding the doing., n! roynlty, be ventured
to hint that the sp -ake-r was wrong.
"Perhaps you would like to say, sir,
that yeeu or,' a personal frie-nel of His
Majesty sv" Bald the (ir.-t speaker,
with a sneer, ' I think I might even
venture s.o far," replied the old gen-
tie-man, quietly, us he rose from his
seat and mnde fot the door. When he
bad gone the othur looked after him
for a moment, and then said, to tin-
room generally: 'Queer old joker;
who is her'" "Only Sir Dichtou
Probyn !" came a chorus of delighted
voices, and then someone else hud a
chance; tu talk.
A Persistent Cow.
Mr.   Curly on   II Huir?,   who  has   Recocted  from the British  Liberal party,
told   an   amusing   Story   a.  short   time
1 ago in justification cef h,s late arrival
at a meeting at which he was announced to apeak. The express by
which he left London begai to travel
at the rate of six miles in hour.
Many of the p.issengets, says Mr. lie I-
lairs, did not indie,- tin- difference;
"but, being anxious to arrive at my
destination, I put my head out of the
Window, to find thnt tin- cause vus n
cow on the line. Presently thu Irani
started again, then another stop Exasperated at the delay, 1 huppene-j to
catch sight of the guard passing the;
window of my compartment. 'Wh it's
wrong now?'" asked Mr. Bellnirs, ' 'A
.^cow em the line, sir,' was the re; ly.
"But I thought you drove it awa) "
"So we clid, sir; but it's caught .s
up again."
At  the  Capital.
A glimpse of the development of
Ottawa during the past ten years
must convince the average man that
any portion of the urban and suburban area which is now sparsely set-
tied will be within unother ten years
pretty well filled up.—Ottawa Journal.
Not   Be  Canada.
ft would be a calamity if commercial war should come between Canada
and the United States; but il it is
bound to eome, tbe chief sufferer will
not be Canuda but the United States,
in whose; favor the balance of trade
lies so greatly—Ottawa Free  Press
Peopled by Flemings.
Pembrokeshire is culled "Little Eng- j
land   beyond   Wales,"   owing   to   the
English from Somerset wine were set-
tied there  by the Earl of  Warwick  in
i nd   also   to   Flemish   colonists, ,
There is  said  to be  a  difference   tie-
tween  the   inhabitants  'ef  some  dis- j
tricts and the Welsh even now.
Drinking Water.
The quality of drinking water may
lie ascertained by filling n bottle half
full, tightly corking it nnd then slinking it vigorously,"■'q(| n minute or two.
On uncorking tin- bottle if the slightest disagreeable eedor develops there
is some kind ol uollution in tlie wiitui
Hostess  to  25,000  Guests.
The   position   of   Lady   Mayoress   of
London   is   n i sinecure,     During   her
year   as   chatelaine   e,f   the   Mansion
House Lady Truscott acted at hostess
13 86,000 people, "The most brilliant
event of my  year," she says, "was
the gre-tit concert last May in aid of
the National Society for the; Preven-
Hon ol Cruelty to Children. A charming Incident occurred in connection
with this concert, Mine. Tetrazzini
wrot • to tele me that sbe had never
heard Mine. Pntti sing, and would
eive anything to hear ber. In invit-
t-d Mine. Tetrazzini, and I had the
great pleasure ol bringing the two
prime donne together in my drawing-
room. Mine. Tetrazzini tell on bier
knees ind kissed the hand oi Mme.
I'utti, iu homage, she- said, lo til*
Ceatest singer of the one."
The  Latest Wheat Corner.
A curious discovery w'as made In
nn unused level In one of the mines
along the- line of lode at Broken Hill,
iSouth Australia.
A miniature crop of wheat, marly
2 fee-t high, was found growing at a
depth cef over 7(1(1 fe-e-t. away in n
dark drive-, where nee ray eef sunshine!
ever poiietrnt.-il. The wheat was very
"spindly." and of a pale-yellow color.
Pome cef it was brought tee the surface, one! placed in the- manager's
room. In a llltle time it assumed a
green tinge, The seed was probably
introduced in a has taken below by
S workman.— Melbourne Age THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Spring Suits
C With the right touch
of style for this spring
are here in abundance.
C, We sell more suits,
show more styles and
save our patrons more
money than any other
store in Hosmer. Pretty
broad assertion, is'nt it ?
Well, just drop in to see
us and we'll back this
statement up to your satisfaction.
Iff ♦£•.•$• *»;
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
..;.***************************** ****************************
Robt. Sti'ticli.-ui returned to
town yesterday.
H. F. Cox, of Michel was in
our town Monday.
Work hns started ou the new
temporary wash house.
Harry Carruthors left on
Tuesday for the Pacific coast.
Oil and gasoline stoves tit
Bennett Bros.
Mrs. H. Allen was visiting
friends in Fernie on Tuesday.
Jim O'Connil, was a visitor to
the burg down the gulch on
Lewi@ Stockett left Sunday
evening on a business trip to
1). R. McDonald of Fernie,
spent a few days in Hosmer
last week.
Mrs. M. W. Elley and Mrs. Dr.
Anderson of Fernie, were Hosmer visitors on Tuesday.
Mrs. Wm. Burlingame left
Sunday evening for her future
home at Gull Lake, Sask.
George Chamborlin of Coleman, spent Sunday with some
of his friends in Hosmer.
Bert Whimster, of Fernio,
was the operator at the moving
picture show Saturday evening.
E. C. Fgg, traveling representative of the International Correspondence school was in town
W. F. Burgess was at Mcleod, Sunday, at the telegraphers convention being held at
that place.
Jas. Hixon came down from
Fernie on Friday evening to be
in attendance at the Board of
Trade meeting.
Mrs. Pendray and her two
daughters, who have been
visit in}*; her sister, Mrs. A. Har-
Do yon enjoy a  pool  game?
Drop in on Hani Snell. 51
Dr.   I!.   Ii.   .Mart', of   Corbin, | Vey, left last week for Rossland.
was visiting friends in  Hosmer B. C.
°" Sunday* The increased pay roll of The
Mrs. E. W. Rogers left Sun- Hosmer Mines, Ltd., was notice-
day evening for n trip to the I able on Saturday in the amount
old country.
Screen (loot's, window screens
and screen wire- cloth .-it Bennett Bros.
Mrs. Robt. Anderson and Mrs.
■lock Miller wore visitors in
Fernie nn Tuesday.
of business  transacted   at the
local stores.
Go to old, reliable Pete  for a
good   shave,   hair-cut  or bath.
Pete's BarberShop. lltf
The   Hosmer   Fire    Brigade
were called out Tuesday even-
The Are turned out to be
three I a rubbish (ire near John  Beck-
Mrs, Robt, Kearney i'oturned|ing
last   Thursday   Prom
weeks visit lo < lalgary, ctt's dwelling house, which was
Chas, I-'yTe. <'. I'. R. traveling extinguished,
ticket agent with  headquarters     Please send in  your clumges
at Calgary,  was  in   town   last of ads, no  later  than  Tuesday
night. I night  if you wish to be sure of
The secretary of the   Board securing a  change during the
of Trade collected some $150.00 current week,
iu dues lasl   week,  which  cor-      Robt. Gourlay is right  up-to-
tainly was an eye opener. date and certainly  knows how
Hixon & Ferguson, formerly to attract the people. Bob had
of Hosmer, have taken over the » free picture show with the
plumbing and tiusinithing busi- stationfor a stage and all of
uess of the Duthie Co.,  Fernie. Hosmer   for   an  audience last
Every family and especially Saturday night;.
those who reside in the- country j    Your tongue is coated,
should be provided-al till times [    Your breath is foul,
with a bottle of Chamberlain's      Headaches come and go.
Liniment.   There is  no  telling     These   syihptons   show   that
when   it    may   be    wanted    in  your stomach is the trouble. To
case of an accident or   emor- remove the cause is the first
gency.    It i~ im>-~i  excellent   in thing, and Chamberlain's Stoni-
all cases of rheumatism,sprains ach and Liver Tablets will do
and bruises,    .Sulci by all  drug- that.    Easy to tuke nud most
gist--. effective,   Sold by all druggists,
W. T. Watson passed through
Hosmer on Saturday night en
route for Macleod. Billy is the
president of the Telegraphers
Bobby Miller was a visitor to
the Pittsburg of the west this
week. Bobby sure looked like
an up-to-date Hosmer boy on
Victoria avenue.
The Presbyterian monthly
tea will be held at the home of
Mrs. Wm. Fowler, Thursday,
April 28th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.
m.   Everybody invited.
If you have trouble of any
kind or want to conceal the responsibility for carelessness,
why, blame it on Halley's comet.
The comet can stand it, thank
A. B. Campbell is sure starting in to do things. Bell &
Davis are finishing the upper
story of A. B's building into
commodious offices.
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; R.
W. Rogers represents the best
Albert Armstead, timekeeper
for the G. N. R. at Hosmer,
has gone as cornet player for
tho Sutherland Stock Co. which
played at the opera house last
Sam Patterson met with an
accident on Monday morning
at 7:li0. He is operating a motor
which ran into an empty trip.
Sam had to have a few stitches
in his anatomy to put him right
and he is doing as well as could
be expected.
Why is it, a careless seven
year old kid can drop a half
burned match in an alley and
burn up all the burns in a block,
while an able bodied man has
to use up a whole box of
matches to get a wood tire
started in a heater that has
draft enough to draw all the
furniture up the stove pipe?
Diarrhoea should be cured
without loss of time and by
medicine which like Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarr
hoea Remedy not only cures
promptly but produces no unpleasant after effects. It never
fails mid is pleasant .'ind safe to
take.    .Sold by all duggists.
Don't forget the K. of P.
dance at the opera liouse tomorrow night.
Steve Lawson returned Saturday from his trip to Oroville,
Wash. Steve has several exciting incidents to relate of his
excursion down among the
Views of the wreck at Campbell's.
L. E. Drummond left Sunday
evening on a three weeks trip
to the effete east. He will visit
Winnipeg, Montreal and other
eastern cities before returning
to Hosmer.
D. M. Sullivan, district superintendent for the International
Correspondence Schools, San
Francisco, arrived in town on
Tuesday on a visit to his sister,
Mrs. M. McMeekin. Mr. Sullivan intends leaving for Vancouver in a few days and going
into business with P. D. and
Donald McTavish.
Despite the fact that there
are ten licensed boo/ariums in
Fernie, an interprising foreigner has been running a "blind
tiger" in the city and doing a
rushing business. This proves,
surely, that the 1 ushers of booze
do not frequent saloons merely
to see the handsome fixtures,
the bright lights and the bartender's diamonds, as has been
alleged.—Free Press.
Yesterday Halley's comet
rounded the sun and starts its
38-year dqsh into space, after
which an equal period will
elapse before it completes the
second half of its circuit again.
Between now and May 18th it
will come within a distance of
4,000 miles of the earth's orbit
and its tail may whisk the
earth. It may be visable at
Hosmer almost any morning
Steve Nezzcfcut some figure
at tho police court on Monday
night. A room mate named
Ignace Stobodzon thought he
would take a look through
Steve's trunk in aforesaid
Steve's absence. He abstracted
therefrom a razor scissors knife
and a book, for which he was
called upon to explain to judges
Cole and Brown. The unfortunate Ignace went down for
60 days.   C. H. Dunbar defended
Maple Leaf Lodge No. 53,
I. O. O. F., will hold anniversary celebration on Sunday,
April 2f th at 7:30 p. m. at the
Methodist church. This will be
the Olst anniversary of the
brotherhood. The preacher
will be Rev. R, W. Lee, soloists
Mrs. R. Anderson aud Mrs. R.
W. Lee. All members are requested to meet at the I. 0.
O. F. hall at 6:30 sharp and
march to the church in regalia.
W. A. Baxter arrived in Hosmer yesterday and will open
his mining class to-night in the
old school house at 7 p. m. Intending students are requested
to attend. Mr. Baxter intends
to make the classes thorough
and specialize on Fire Boss,
second class and first class certificates. Surveying will be
done latter in the course. An
D. L. S. transit and a Dumpy
level will be at the service of
the students.
Prompt relief in all cases of
throat and lung trouble if you
use Chamberlain's Cough Re
medy. Pleasant to take, soothing and healing in effect. Sold
by all druggists.
The Sutherland stock company which played the charming Irish drama Kathleen
Mavourneen here last Thursday
evening, April the 17th, was
fairly appreciated. The part
taken by the leading lady and
Torrance was the best feature
of the play. There were several
specialties given between the
acts. A fairly large audience
greeted the performers.
A almost tragic incident took
place at the Slav wedding. Two
noted 5'oung bloods were rivals
for the favors of a fair young
lady from Ruthenia. At one
phase of the game it looked like
a Board of Trade meeting and
the daggers were drawn. Fin-
anlly the young Lotharios decided to leave it with the girl
who blushed as she confidently
whispered that she loved
Tommy best.
The "big head" is a popular
way of expressing a common
and very frequent ailment. It
arises from various cottrces but
the real foundation is a lack
of sense. A little money develops it in some people; a few
good clothes gives it to others;
a little office, where a chance is
given to exercise a little
authority, is often tho cause of
it, while others get it having a
little better job than their
associates. The truth is no
sensible person gets the ''big
head." The one who become
stulk up and stiff-necked from
sources of any kind, are weak
in the intellectual caliber.
The time of making garden
is at hand and it is also
time to pen up the chickens.
There is perhaps, nothing that
causes as much hard feelings in
a locality as for chickens to
wander on a neighbor's premises and garden. Some say
they do not do any harm. That
makes no difference, your
neighbor does not want to be
annoyed with your chickens
and you should not cause
trouble by allowing your fowls
to run at large. A hen that
will not stay in the enclosure
will usually make a fine Sunday dinner.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets assist nature in
driving all impurities out of the
system, insuring a free and regular condition   and restoring
the organs * of the body to
health and strength. Sold by
all druggists.
Strike at Greenwood
Advices from Greenwood
state that owing to employment
of a few non-union men by the
B. C. Copper company, the
miners' union has declared a
strike, and the Greenwood
Smelter and Mother Lode mines
shut down.
Liquor License Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that one
month after date I intend to apply to
tin- Superintendent of Provincial Police for ii renewal of my Hotel   License
to sell Intoxicating liquors under the
provisions of the statutes in tkat be-
I half, in the premises known and de-
j scribed its the Royal hotel situated at
I Hosmor, B, C„ to commence on the
[1st day of .Inly, 1010.
I. F. Jarvis
Dated April Hth, 1910 S74t
Notice of Dissolution of Partnership
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore subsisting between its, the undersigned, as liverymen at the town of Hosmer, doing
business tinder the firm name and
style of Tin; Hosmer Livery and
Transfer Company, has this day been
dissolved by mutual consent. All
debts owing to the said partnership
are to he paid to Joseph Asselin nt
Hosiner aforesaid, und all claims
against the said partnership are to
be presented to the said Joseph Asselin, by whom the same will be paid.
Dated at Hosmer, B. 0„ this Oth day
of April, A. 1)., 1010.
|Sd.J       Le A. Lantiiihh.
[Sd.j      Jos, Asselin.
[8cl.]     0. U. DuxuAit.
Whose Money is This?
A bundle of money is lying in
one of the Ottawa banks and
the owners of it cannot be
located. It belongs to shareholders of the defuct York
County Loan and Savings Company, who have apparently
moved away from Ottawa. The
City Auditor has been unable
to locate them. The money
belongs to about thirty shareholders, and ranges in amounts
from $5 to $00.
The April Rod and Gun
The manifold delights of the
days with the rod and line* the
season for which is now so near
at hand, finds some < able exponents in the April number of
Rod and Gun in Canada, pup-
lished by W. J Taylor, Woodstock, Ont. The immense advantages of Algonquin Park
for fishing vacations, and descriptions of some of its many
wonderful lakes, is given prominence in a beautifully illustrated article, the writer having
had the privilege of accompanying the hardy Rangers on
some of their rounds. The
wanderings of a fishing party
lost in the Rockies are well
told by E. M. Allworth, the
story illustrating the difference'?'
between fishing in the north
and in the west. Mr. Allworth
tind his party had to walk
home from the mountains to
their prairie town. A defence
of the catfish will be read with
The opening of the Geo. II.
Marlatt's great reduction sale
surpassed our highest expectations. The sale that has amazed the whole community and
made competition stand aghast
at our fearless methods of
merchandising. Fresh surprises
await you this week in every
nook and cranny of this store.
Tons of goods have already
been carried away by thrifty
shoppers who know and appreciate a genuine bargain, 6 days
left, we made a good start and
we are going to finish strong.
Get busy.—Geo. H. Marlatt.
An Appeal for Clothing
Rev. O. Charlebois, O. M. I.,
principal of St. Michael's Indian
School, Duck Lake, Sask., in an
appeal for clothing says: "I
have 106 children under my
care, having to board, to clothe
and to teach them. The government gives me $100 per
capita for a year. It is good
help but it is not sufficient; I
have to beg some second hand
clothing for the children and
for their poor parents who are
coming nearly every day from
their reservation to beg somo
clothes to protect themselves
against the cold."
P. J. Leithauser will pack
and ship any clothing left in his
He-pairing  Neatly Dono While  You
Wait.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Main Street Hosmer B. C
Italian Store
Cusano & Jioia, Props.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccos andi
Front Street Hosmer, B. C. [
A Garbutt school
education is better
than learning a
trade.   There are
more rungs in the
business ladder,
more money for the
fellow with brains.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.  The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
We never had a more successful season in Men's Clothing.
I Everybody satisfied, too. We have something extra in Men's
H Working Goods.
Goods that will wear.
Goods that have a reputation.
Goods that have a money back-guarantee.
And you'll say they are right when you see them
Palace Shoes
"Makes Life's Work  Easy"
When you consider that
the average man actually
wears shoes during two-
thirds of each day, you will
realize that comfortable footwear can do much to "make
life's walk easy." The Palace
shoe has the flexibility of a
glove combined with the endurance of the oak which
tans the leather for its sole.
The Palace has a distinct individuality of style which
makes it the ideal shoe for
Latest and Most Up-to-Date
Men's negligee's are as cool
as they look. It makes no
difference how exacting a
man may be, wo can make
negligee-shirt comfortable.
And the man who has never
worn a negligee has an unknown pleasure before him.
They are both the sober and
the ox treme styles—the most
up-to-date fashions of the
H. B. K.
II. B. K.
H. B. K.
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.


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