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Array Tour special attention is called to out*
ad on back page.
A. Mills & Son
Your special attention is called to onr
ad on back page,-.
A Mills & Son
Volume II.
Number 32
Specials for This Week
7 yards best English Print for $ 1.00
13 yards Striped Flannelette     1.00
Four pair of Ladies' Cashmere Hose     1.00
Fine Swiss Embroidery, regular 20c, now 12
Fine White Muslin Blouses, regular $2, now     1.00
Three pairs of Mens' Fine Cashmere Hose     1.00
You Are Invited to Inspect Our New Spring Goods
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We have added a crockery ware department and
have now i.n stock plain and fancy ware consisting of Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets, Tea Pots, large
and very swell Pepper and Salt Shakers, Sugar
Sets, Glass Pitchers, Mixing Bowls, Tumblers,
Wine Glasses and Cut Glass Sets.
Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
♦ Post Office Block HOSMER, B. 0. *
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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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Queen's Hotel
The Workingman's Home
Is now under the management of Robert Gourlay
and will be run for the accommodation of the working
claiss. All modern improvements. Transent rates $1
per day, special rates by the week
Front St. Hosmer, B. C.
C. P. R. Will Give Jim Hill a Run
For His Money With New Line
Phoenix now has five  barber
Josh .Smith died suddenly in I Being First Offense They Got Off
A despatch from Winnipeg
dated March 7th, says that the
C. P. R. will have an alternative route to the coast within
two years, which will mean
practically another transcontinental system as the company
has decided to complete the
Crow's Nest Pass line through
to Vancouver as quickly as possible.
This road is in operation at
present as far as Midway, but
the extension of it through to
the Pacific coast has long been
contemplated by the company.
It is only within the past few
days however that anything
definite has been known in the
matter. Although a decision
was arrived at during the conference in Montreal recently,
when the construction program
for the year was formulated.
It has no doubt been hastened
by the activity of J. J. Hill who
has been building spurs in
British Columbia at such a rate
that, falling action of the C. PR,
he will enjoy a monopoly of the
through traffic between Vancouver and the Kooteneys via
the rich Okanagan districts
At the present time the Great
Northern has more lines of railway running into southern
British Columbia than into any
other part of the Canadian
The big coal deposits of the
Crow's Nest Pass country, as
well as the fruit valleys of the
Okanagan are tapped by these
Now the Great Northern is
hard at work connecting up
thee spurs with a through line
to Vancouver, and a big force
of men has this work in hand
in the neighborhood of Princeton, building a line through the
the Hope mountains to form
this connecting link.
Simultaneously with this
activity on the part of the Great
Northern companies the announcement that the C. P. R.
surveying party in charge of a
well known engineer has just
reached Vancouver, having
completed the location survey
over the Hope mountains for
the company.
It is stated that the C.P.R.
has been more successful than
than its American rival in securing a low gradient across the
summit, a maximum gradient
of 2.2 per cent, going west having been secured. Going east
from Coquehalla summit a
maximum gradient of 1 per
cent, has been secured all the
way from Hope on the Fraser
river to Princeton, at the ffiot
of the Okanagan lakes, a distance of 130 miles.
At Hope the Fraser river will
be   bridged and the line con-
Kaslo last week.
The Michel skating rink is
under six feet of snow.
The C. P. R. shops at Revelstoke will be enlarged.
A Catholic industrial school
will be built near Creston.
Over 150 houses will be built
in Blairmore this summer.
Old Michel is talking about
starting a new gymnasium.
P. Burns & Co. will build a
cold storage plant at Oroville.
An all night telephone service has been installed at Trail.
Phoenix  wants   the govern
ment   to   erect  a   new   $10,00
Nelson contributes $5,000 a
month to pay on real estate at
the coast.
II. Thomas, of Winnipeg, will
open up a blacksmith shop iu
A National apple show will
be held at Vancouver next
Ships' bakery was damaged
to the exent of $150 at Fernie
last Saturday.
A Chinaman is in the Greenwood jail on the charge of licking an Irishman,
Prince Rupert capitalists will
build a boat to carry freight up
the Skeena river.
The C. P. R. will build a steel
steamer on the Arrow lakes at
a cost of $120,000.
The Crow's Nest Pass Lumber
Co. expect to cut 35,000,000 feet
of logs this summer.
An outbreak of smallpox has
occurred in some of the towns
on the Arrow Lakes,
Robert Faulds, of Burton
City, received $750 for his December shipment of furs.
Owing to the mild weather,
the Skeena opened up at Copper City two weeks ago.
The Indian scare at Hazelton
is piratically over and the extra
police havo been withdrawn.
Mark Drumm, of Frank, carried off first prize for eggs at
the Lethbridge poultry show.
It is reported genuine opals
have been discovered in Dead-
man's creek, near Kamloops.
A seam of coal 17 feet thick
has been discovered at Massett
inlet, Queen Charlotte islands.
Creston now boasts of an
amateur dramatic club. The
poultry industry will probably
F. B. Hawthorne, a Hudson
Bay traveller, was fined $50 and
costs at Trail for violating
Traders By-Law No. 8.
A Conservative association
has been organized at Kitum-
kalum. Its first business was
to discuss roads and trails.
Dr. R. Berl, of Vancouver, is
in jail at Seattle, charged with
smuggling pearls worth $5,000
Lightly for Breaking Act
nected up with the main line of
the company into   Vancouver, J in"the°UnIted States.
while at Princeton it will be   ' T m    a       . <•  r<
.  , . ,     J.   F.   Armstrong,   of  Cran-
carried across a   summit  and ,       ,   ,      . •  t   i i
,   .     ., ,   .,   ,      .brook, has beenappointed grand
proceed via the  west   fork   of .  .     ,    .      „    ,,      7,      .
1 'superintendent  ot   the  Royal
Arch Masons of tho  Kootenay
Crow's Nest Pass line now in
operation to Midway,
Two yoars   from   now   it   is
said will see the completion of
the line.
John Houston Died Monday
Quesuel, B. C, March 8.—
John Houston, recently reported dead by a mistaken rumor,
died here this afternoon after
a protracted illnss. Mrs. Houston, on her way from Ashcroft
by special stage, travelling day
and night, failed to arrive in
time to see her husband alive.
For the past six days he had
suffered terribly and was unconscious for long periods at
times. The doctors in atten-
dancestated that benad suffered
from a weak heart for three
months, which, with internal
troubles, were the final cause of
His body will be  interred   at
Do you enjoy  a  pool
Drop in ou Sam Snell.
On the 7th of February the
following employes of the
Crow's Nest Past Coal Company at Coal Creek were
searched underground and
found to have in their possession matches and smoking
A. C. Stevenson, Luigi Ventura, N. Destopan, M. Callng-|£
han, John Applon, Peter Ellis II
and J. Cisson. These men *
were charged with a violation 2
of the Coal Mines Regulation j J
ActJ and on the 28 of February, j j
the first six appeared before! I
Magistrate Alexander, and j J
pleaded guilty, being fined $10'J
and costs. if
On the 12th of February ail
search was made at the Michel | *
colliery of the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company, with the result
that the following men were
found with matches and smoking material in their possession
M. Pietro, D. Dopino, John
Cummings, Phillip Blacka, Bet-
ram Hanson, Pete Miholinuk,
W. Pinkerton and Steve Mak.
These men appeared at Mic
Fine Eating Apples ftn» n*. for     25c
Oranges, full flavored and juicy
30c and 60c per dozen
Bananas        Grapes        Lemons
Celery Lettuce
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C
{ The Smile \
That Won't Come Off!
is always worn by the purchasers of ,i
piano   because   they   know   thai   tbey
piano with which they will ALWAYS
and inspect these famous instruments.
lleiiil/.inan it  Co.
have selected the
>e delighted.    Call
Open evenings.
M. W. ELLEY, District Manager
Grand Theatre Block
Fernie, B. C. 1
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hel before Magistrate  Alexan- j (
der, pleaded   guilty' and were
fined $10 and costs,  with" the
exeeption of Steve Mak, who
was fiued .$5 and costs.
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Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B.
C. B. WINTER, Manager
Rescue Work
Through the efforts of a
gang of 800 men, the C. P. R,
state it is expected to open its
communication of the main
line in a few days. Forty bodies,
eight whites and 12 Japanese,
have been recovered at Roger's Pass. Search is being continued for others," but it is
thought that most havo been
swept away by the slide into
the canyon. This is fifteen
hundred feet deep and it may
be weeks before the thaw-
occurs and the search is made
complete. There is also danger
of tho bodies being swept down
stream when the thaw occurs.
A resolution   eulogizing   the
heroism of the train  crew killed by the avalanche at Roger's
Pass was passed by the British
Columbia legislature last Mon-
day.   Premier   McBride,   who;
stated that the total death  list
was 0-1, moved that the  British
Columbia legislature sympathize with  the  relatives   ot   the I
dead who were  killed  in  their
work   of   keeping   the    tracks;
clear.   Those who knew moun- J
tain railroading knew the rlan-1 *
ger   they   incurred    in    their ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦***♦***+
work and recognized tho heroic  ~ :	
work of the men  in  protesting]
the travelling public.
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 Drummond, K. C. M, G., President.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Cltllllwaoki Enrtorbj*, Greenwood, Hoenior, Kelowcui, Nolson N'eve' Donvor
Nicola, New Westminster, Rowland .Summorlnnd, Vancouver, Vornon, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Dopoaits of 91 ami upward rccolvetl. Interest allowed »' curront rates nnd pniel
half yearly. The depositor ia subject to no delay whatovor in tho withdrawal of the
whole or any part of tlie deposit.
Hosmer Branch
|      P. BURNS C& CO, Limited
Meat Merchants
l and Cured  Meats, Fresh  Fie
supply only thebost,   Your ti
in all the principal Towns and Citic
li. Game and Poultry,
tide solicited. Markets
3 iii British Columbia,
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John Halvcrson, a rancher of
McNeil Island, has killed a white
eoo*n. This species is not unknown, but is such a rarity as
to almost be classed as a freak.
The skin is to be mounted.
Fernie Election on March 17th
The long delayed Fernie electrons have been proclaimed to
take place on St. Patrick's Day.
Nominations will take place on
Monday, the 14th, and elections
on Thursday, the 17th. The
ticket nominated some time
ago, comprised of the present
mayor and last year's council,
excepting W. G. Barclay, who
is retiring and in whose stead
S. F, Wallace has been nominated, will probably have a walk
Walking delegates nearly al-;
ways ride when they travel ;
and seldom work for fear of
crowding some chap out of a
Travelling Bad
F. Mosher. who has charge of
A. G. Hamilton's store at Stuart
lake,   and   G. Devereux,   from
the same, place,   reached  Fort
George the   fore   part   of   the
week, coming by way of Stuart
river   and   the  trails,  an  est i-1
mated  distance   of   135   miles.
They report having experienced
rather a hard trip, owing mainly to recent thaws,   .Stuart river
was open for the first ten miles
from the lake, and  from   there
on traveling on  the   river   was
bad, owing to flooded   ice.    The
temperature at Stuart Lake has
been  exceptionally   mild since
Christmas,   seldom   registering!
below  zero.    Mr.   Mosher   says
that trade   during   the   season j
has been good, but rather dull
when he left.   Tho opening of
the   beaver-trapping  season
caused    quite    an    exodus   of
Indians from Stuart lake.   The
salmon  catch  for  the  season i
was   very  fair for the .Stuart IX
lake Indians; but not so good; J
for the  Indians  farther  north;J
and   in   the    neighbordood   of  *
Fort McLeod, where the supply X
of  dried   salmon   is    reported  2
short.—Fort George Tribune.
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work dune on short notice
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
AC.KVI'  Kill!
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
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X  L. A. Lantiiikh Jos, Asseuh *
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co. I
The season's musical event at
the Hosmer opera house, Friday evening, March Ilth.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
******************************* *******************t THE    TIMES,    HOSMER.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
Events That Led Up to the End of
the Estrangement.
[Copyright,   1909.   by   Associated   Literary
Press. J
As the wake of a ship looks to he bin
a zigzag line of many tacks which,
unllcd, make a straight line, so tlie
retribution of Syra Qreenbury was
wrought by self evolving circles. • Tin*
first in (Millesimal ring was the acquisition of n suitor by Molly (J recti bury
and nil Ihe unwritten laws of courtship yielded lo Ihe lovers the exclusive
use of Ihe front porch.
T'ie only member of Ihe (Ireenbury
household actually discommoded by
this arrangement was Syra himself.
His worthy spouse clung to the in
side of the house day and Might.
".lust as lleve set back as front.'
philosophically remarked Syra ns be
betook himself to the back porch.
lie grumbled, however, over bis lim
Itcd space.    The back porch was a re-
MARY    STOOD   WITHIN    THE    IIA It 110II    Of
ceptacle for the Icebox, washing machine, plant stand, lawn mower and
sprinkling pot. Ills wife renewed her
hopes of his building Ihe long desired,
long deferred summer kitchen, a structure Ryra considered superfluous.
Toward midsummer his place of pipe
was again Invaded. Kilty Greenhury.
the I III I'd daughter, became Ihe proud
possessor of a "steady" who plainly
mean I business. So did Kitty. Willing to be relieved from the support of
at least one of bis many daughters.
Syra slood ready to remove all obstacles from Ihe path of true love.
"Vou can have Ihe side porch. Kitty," be offered.
'There ain't room for two chairs,"
objected  Kitty.
"I guess one chair will do," was the
laconic reply.
"We ain't going to be cooped up by .
all ttint stuff." declared tart tempered
Kitty     "I am going to swing a hammock "
"(iuess you will have to build, Sy."
suggested bis wife.
The next day the delivery of a lond
of lumber brought Joy to the heart ot
Jlrs. (irceiibury. and when Syra came
home that night he began the erection
of his building down on the river bank.
"Tor land sakes. what are you going to build a summer kitchen down
there for?" demanded Mrs. Green
•This ain't no summer kitchen. It's
going to be a place for me—Just me—
and 1 ain't going to be rooted out by
any feller."
Work was begun In earnest. Kitty's
steady took off his coat and fell to
work. The building when completed
consisted of one apartment and was
adorned by a spacious "stoop," which
faced the river. Molly and her lover
resumed possession of Ihe front porch,
and Kitty adorned her precincts with
hammock and porch pillows.
Mary, the eldest daughter, shunned
the moonlight, which Invoked memories
too sweetly sad. Hut on the day the
new building was completed she became active for the first lime iu
months. When Syra ctrllie home nt
night and went out to Inspect the
pride of his heart he utlered an ex
clanialieen of delight. Blue and while
rugs were on the iloor. (limy curtains
festooned the windows, Syra's two
favorite pictures, a portrait of Lincoln
aud oue of Queen Elizabeth signing a
death warrant, adorned the walls. A
long table covered with a ghy scarf
was strewn with Ihe weekly and hi
weekly papers. A couch, easy chair, a
receptacle for pipe, tobacco and
matches constituted the furnishings.
"Say. Mary, even If I did build II
Just for me. It's always open to you."
declared Syra.
She look him at his word and fell
Into the habit of sluing out there lu
the evening with her father. She was
Syra's favorite daughter, and they
spent many an evening (here In si
lence. he pulling al his pipe nnd she
gazing throngl* Ihe low hanging boughs
nt the moon path on tin* waters. lit
was guiltily conscious of her thoughts
for he had put the hitler Into het
lie hnd engaged In a fierce dispute
over politics with Ocorge Winters and
had ordered him from the house
George had then urged Mnry to eon
sider herself hnnlshed also nnd eom<
lo a home of their own. Mary, sad.
but dm if nl. would not consent. Win-
5ers' temper was tempestuous, and the
angry young lover left town, sending
Mary word that she or the "old man'
must make the next move. Tlie three
remained   firm   in   their  silence.     One
faint glimmer of hope r allied  with I
The long. Icebound winter that foi
lowed brought no encouragement to
this hope.
In Ihe early spring everything loosened save Syra. The river which
found Its serene and sluggish wuy
past the Greenbtiry domicile received
the   accumulation   of   snow   and   Ice.
Heavy rains added new Impetus, aud
the shallow stream became at once
rapid and noisy. One morning It leaped up the bank aud beat at the walls
of Syra's tit tie retreaL The Green-
burys began the work of transferring
Ihe furnishings from the llltle summer
"I am glad the house Is so far from
the river," observed Mrs. Greenbury
as the river rose to the level of the
Mary's watchful eyes 8Iled with
tears as she slipped out for a last
farewell to the doomed Utile place.
The young Greenburys reluctantly de
parted for school, and Syra, who had
deemed It wise to remain at home and
guard his fortress, was doing some
carpentry work when he heard a warning shout from a neighbor. He rushed
into the yard in time to see the waters circle about the little structure
and sweep it downstream.
"Mary Is In there!" cried his wife,
wringing her hands.
In corroboration of this prediction
Mary came out on the porch of the
little house as it went nround the bend
in the river. Syra rushed along the
bank until he came to a boat. He
'eaiied Into the boat and shoved off
Ills llltle craft was whirled through
the wafers and around fhe bend of
die river. Then he saw Ihe smoke
house some distance ahead. Syra's
progress was impeded by a congestion
■ if driftwood through which he des
pernlely pushed his boat. When he
rushed downstream again the house
was far In Ihe lend.
Ills boat moved so swiftly thnt the
scenes on fhe shore were like moving
pictures. The llltle town of Mention
ten miles from home, soon appeared
The knowledge that a dam was only
six miles farther brought to blm a
shuddering falntness. Then his thin
lips made a stralghter line than ever
Ills craft should follow the house, now
ii mile ahead, wherever fate should
lead It. Another bend In the rlvei
shut tbe object of his pursuit from hi-
siralned eyes. Again his course was
temporarily stayed by collision with n
mass of wreckage, and It wns some
lime before he rounded Ihe curve.
His heart leaped. The little house
wns safely lodged on shore, and a hi;
flat bottomed boat was being rowed
toward him.
"The girl is safe," the oarsman as
surcd him.
His Utile boat was brought alongside
the smokehouse, nnd he followed hi*
rescuers up the embankment to where
Mary stood within the harbor of
George Winters' encircling arm.
"Oh. father!" she cried with n
hrenibless laugh as she ran to him.
George followed doubtfully.
"Well, George," said Syra grimly, ex
lending the hand of reconciliation
"you snld 'either Mary or the old man'
must come to you. And we've both
come, you see."
He Set the Example.
A gentleman was once entertaining
his friends at a grand dinner. He was
a sad boaster nnd was often guilty ol
describing deeds that be had done
when an officer In the army which
those who knew him well felt sure
weregreatly exaggerated. He was iu
the midst of some such anecdote when
the butler brought him word that a
man wished to see bim.
"Tell him I am engaged with my
friends and can see no one," said the
gentleman pompously.
Tbe butler retired, but soon came
back to say the man was most urgent
in wishing to speak to the gentleman
and said he hnd been In his regiment
at a famous battle where he owed hls
llfe to the officer.
"Show him In, show him in," snld
the host, much gratified. "This good
fellow says I saved his life at X," he
added, turning to his guests its the
old soldier came In. "How was It?" he
went on. "For 1 am sure I forget. In
the hent of battle one does brave
things almost unconsciously "
"It was like fills, your honor," said
tbe soldier.   "I  owed  my  life to you !
for   I   certainly   should   never   have j
thought of running nway If you had
not set me Ihe example."
Why He Married Her.
"Out of Ihe strong came forth sweet
ness" might be said of ninny famous
soldiers. That Lord Lawrence of In
diau fame enjoyed an earthly paradise
In his home may be seen by Ihe following anecdote: Ills lordship wns sit
ling in his drawing room nl SoUIhgitte,
wllhJiis sister and others of Ihe I'nm
lly. all engaged In rending. Looking
up from his hook, lu which he bad
been engrossed, he discovered that his
wife had left Ihe room. "Where's moth
er?" snld he to one of his daughters
"She's upstairs," replied Ihe girl He
returned to his book and. looking up
again n few minutes Inter, put thej
same question to his daughter uud received the snme answer Once more hie
returned to his rending: once more he
looked up with the sume question on)
his lips, Ills sister broke In. "Why
really. John. It would seem as If yon1
could mil get on live minutes without j
your   wife. i'hut's   why   I   married
her,"   he  replied.   Tn  this  admirable
woman  Lawrence whispered  with his
dying  breath,  "To  the  last   gasp,  my j
darling!"—London Chronicle,
Persistent   Attack   on   a    Camp   Re-
parted From  India.
The Indian mail brings the story of
etn exciting adventure which befell a
surveying party in Assam. They wero
attacked by a tiger. The party were
working in the I.ushai hills adjoining
the Cacliar district of Assam, and the
tiger appeared at the camp of surveyor Gopal Singh. It sprang at the
surveyor and one of his khalasis, but
fortunately touched neither of them,
and disappeared as suddenlv as it
had come. Three (lavs later the tiger
returned, and seized a khalasi, who
was washing his cooking pots in a
stream 20 yards from the camp. A
native armed with a stick, rushed to
the rescue, and tried to beat the
tiger off. When other men arrived the
brute dropped its prey and disappeared again. In a few minutes it
was back again. In spite of the
shouts of tlie natives it seized the
plucky native who had gone to the
rescue of the first man. Once more
it was driven off, and again it returned, this time; to seize a third
Frightened away again, the beast
left the camp, but the party sat up
all night surrounded by a chain of
fires. At daybreak they proceeded to
a Lusliai village. An armed party
set off for flu* abandoned camp to collect tlie goods loft behind. They
found that the tents, bedding,
blankets, and bags of rice had been
dragged about by tin' tiger, and on
a sight-rule and plane-table were
marks of the brute's fangs. When
Mr. Williams, the camp officer, met
the party all the men were so profoundly affected that not one of them
could speak above n whisper. They
begge-d not to be sent back to the
same locality, but to be allowed to
work for the rest of tlie field season
in the open cultivated country. The
first man seized by the beast died
four days afterwards.
Australian    Marine    Plant    Possesses
Valuable   Properties.
In Australia there was recently discovered an extraordinary fiber of murine growth which by reason of the
vast amount of the deposit and the remarkable qualities of the fiber is expected to prove of great commercial
This liber is the result of the shed-
dings of the leaf sheath of a sea grass
botlhicully known as Posidonia uus-
tralis and so far has been found only
in Spencer Gulf, South Australia,
where tlie sheddings have been imprisoned by the action of wind and
waves in the sand flats of the gulf.
The uses of the fiber are found by
experiments made by competent persons to be many and varied, and
it possesses unique qualities. It
will spin and weave in union with
Wool and will also take dye equally
well, being so far as is known the
only vegetable fiber to do this. It is
practically nonlnflammnble, its charring point being 373 degrees F., and
it is to tbat extent a nonconductor,
unlike cotton. It does not shrink and
has more resillience thnn kapok. It
is also found to be us good for ship
calking aa oakum.
Blankets and cloth woven of a mixture of wool and this fiber, together
with samples of the fiber in various
stages of production from plant to
yarn, ure now on view in the sample
room of one of the leading wool
houses in Australia, nnd the manufactured articles are being most favorably commented upon by those interested In the textile industries. On
account of its splendid dyeing properties it can also b" used in the making
of carpets; also for coir matting, hes-
sian, bagging, woolpacks, and it appears difficult to say to what other
uses with proper machinery it cannot be put.
War on  Bicycles.
"Give me ten thousand well-disciplined cyclists und I will guarantee
to hold up any invading army that
attempts to land on our shores,"
once renitirked that ardent believer
in the utility of the bicycle in warfare, Gen. Sir Charles Douglas. In
this connection he tells an amusing
story. He was carrying out some
cyclist manoeuvres, and found a troop
of men sitting calmly under a hedge
watching an opposing force of cyclists rapidly aproaching them.
"Don't you worry about those chaps,
sir," said the young officer. "I have
peppered their road pretty well with
sixpennyworth of tin tacks. Wait
til they get off to mend their punctures and I will round the whole of
them up in something like no time."
On the Royal  Menu.
Sir Harry Johnston once had the
grim experience of being captured by
a cannibal king, who genially informed him that he was to form the "piece
de resistance" of the royal menu that
evening. "Hat me if you like," was
Sit Harry's calm reply; "but if you
do, the Great White Mother will send
her soldiers, and you and your wives
and your people will all be killed.'
This made the king waver, and after a
consultation with his court he decided
to forego the meal. But it was not
enough for the captive. "You must
send me down the river in your best
barge," he announced, "till my white
brothers meet me." And so great nn
impression had his sang-froid created j
that this was no sooner said than it
was done.
They Came With a Talk About the
Girl's Eifgagement.
(Copyright.   1909,   by   Associate*!   Literary
Press. J
Tbe girl made a droll effort to match
ber steps to the strides of the lull,
grave man with whom she was walking.
Their caddies followed somewhat
hopelessly in the rear, bristling witb
the Implements of golf.
"Hal, I never saw ycu In sucb a horrid hurry," laughed the girl, "and 1
never saw you look so—so cross." Sbe
raised to his a fair face glowing from
exercise and blue eyes dancing with
tensing imps.
"Oh, how thoughtless of me, my
dear." The man slackened his pace
abruptly and looked down nt his com
panion with an Indulgent smile—a
smile which lighted up his face with a
flash of pleasure, though it faded
quickly, leaving the shadow of painful
"Out with It, friend," encouraged the
girl, glancing up at blm through a
maze of blond ringlets. "Are you In
love?" Her voice died out on the last
word, as If frightened nt Its own audacity, and her color spread to her
temples. Gut she walked on gayly beside her meditative escort
"Vivian"—the girl's name as he uttered it was charged ut once with a
tender sympathy and a portentous se
rlousness—"1 have something on my
mind which coueerns you as much-
pel Imps more than It does myself. In
fact, I've brought you out here today
to talk with you about it I can think
better in the open."
"1 wondered why you had condescended to come," laughed the girl,
still nppareutly unimpressed by bis
mood. "Do you know It bas beeu ages
since you have ventured so far from
home with me?"
'Tress of business," apologized tbe
man weakly.
"And that Interesting woman," sup
plemeuted the girl, "whoever she Is."
The man Ignored her challenge, n*
seemed too deeply troubled to respond
Merely For Show.
"Well," said tbe farmer, "I've got
to look after my tomatoes and string
beans nnd things."
"You dou't expect to feed all your
summer boarders out of that little
garden, do you?" inquired tbe neighbor.
"Nope. I've put in my order for
canned goods, as usual. That vegetable garden Is Just a decoy."—Minneapolis Journal.
Deference to a Title.
"By George, I can't understand this!
An old and experienced clerk like you
letting a swindling stranger have $50
out of the cash drawer."
"Of course I wouldn't have given It
to him If he hadn't spoken wltb n foreign accent nnd called himself a count."
"A count, eh! Ob, well, that's dlf
ferent."—Cleveland I'laln Dealer.
Hit Pint Glimpse.
Hardly had the proud father entered
the sickroom to get his first glimpse
of the new twins than both newborns
set up a loud bowling. "Now, now,"
cautioned the father, holding up his
band and glancing from one red face
to the other, "one at a time- one at
a time."—Argonaut.
Dr. Grace on Murdoch's Golf.
Here is a story about the famous
Australian cricketer, W. H. Murdoch
in connection witli golf. Murdoch, it
seems, drove into a deep sand-bunker,
and once; in it was completely hidden
from the view of the spectators. However, the ball came out amid the usual
shower of sand, and the stroke wus
duly applauded. "At lunch one of the
members remarked on Billy's excellent
recovery, when Billy, having taken it
oil in quite seriously, whispered to
me, "Knew I should never get out of
tbat blessed hole, so I took a double
handful of sand and the ball and
flung 'em out.' "—From "W. G.V
Little Book."
Her Little Scheme.
There was a hen
Too old to lay.
The farmer men
Oft looked ber way.
She saw them at her slyly winking
And so began to do some thinking.
She knew that she
Could earn no corn
And fricassee
Might soon adorn.
But boldly she the problem tarkled—
When others layeei she loudly cackled.
Her little scheme
Worked well Indeed.
Her owners deem
Her worth her feed.
About the yard she waxes fatter
And still escaDes tho dreaded ulutter.
to trivialities. "Well, Vivian, shall we
go to tbe club veranda for our talk oi
seek some hummock on the links, wltb
a bush to shelter us from this over-
familiar breeze?"
"Itlght here hi this little depression,
with the white rock shelf to sit on,"
and the girl was comfortably en
sconced before the words were out of
ber inoulli, Ihe bright scarlet of bet
Jacket adding a touch of brilliancy to
the landscape.
"But. Hal, what's tbe use of telling
me If It's hard for you to talk ubout
it?" There was sympathy as well as
absolute confidence In the deep blue
eyes. "You have always decided for
me and taken care of my business. I
can't do half us well for myself as you
have always done for me."
"Thank you, dear." As he gravely
bowed he bared his head, exposing his
closely cropped wnvy brown hair llght-
jy streaked with gray. "But this Is
n personal matter," he continued as he
seated himself beside her. "A guardian, however useful, does not In this
enlightened age make or break an engagement."
"But I am engaged nlready-at least
I think I am. But that reminds mo-
I haven't heard from Tom for a long
She spoke with an nlr of unconcern,
while her companion observed her
"What If I should tell you tbat It
seems best to postpone your marriage,
"1 should say that would be perfectly Jolly!" exclaimed the girl, wltb 8
sincerity tbat was wholly unaffected.
"1 know. Vivian, you huve nevet
been In a hurry to set the day, bill
what If-what lf'-he watched bet
narrowly—"I should say that It might
be best for ynu to annul Ihe engagement to Tom Rowlnnd-for a time al
least ?"
The girl leaned over and rested both
bands upon his knee, looking steadily
i up Into his solicitous gray eyes.    "II
would make me happier than anything
else In the world."
"Vivian!   Vou don't love him. then!'
"I do not. Hal."
"Well, then, I'm relieved,'" he snld
"Why do you say that? Why are
you glad?" It was tbe girl's turu to
be Intense.
"Because, dear, he has proved him
self unworthy of you. Do you wish-
do you care to kuow"—
She shook her head. "Don'l tell tne
anything unpleasant, please. But Is It
only on my account that you are glad
-Is tbat all?"
She sprang up and turned her back,
moving slowly away, while he watch
»d her witb puzzled surprise.
"Vlvle, child, come back!" he called.
She turned and came swiftly to her
seat upon the rock.
•'You won't bide anything from youi
best friend, little girl?"
"Hal, do you doubt me? I have not
cared for Itowluud-not as(l should-
since the first month I came to your
mother's home, and that Is over a year
lie took her hand In hi ■ own.
"Vou have cured for some one else,
then?" Ills tone was casual, but a
sudden light came Into bis eyes.
She flashed blm oue look from flut
lerlug eyelids.
"You. Vlvlnn-you. darling-love an
old fellow like me! I can't believe l|
Tell me. dear." He look both her
hands In his.
She loked up then unflinchingly
The color fled from her face, leaving It
pure ivory. "It Is so," sbe said simply.
For a second tbey gazed Into each
other's eyes.
"But what about the woman?"
tensed Vivian.
"What woman?" he asked blankly
"Why, the one who has been luklng
you awny so much of late, keeping yon
downtown lo dinners, Inviting you out
every oilier evening lo Ihe club, causing yon nulo trips to the country and
making yon work whole Sundays at
the office?"
"Oh." he laughed, "yon- ynu are Ihe
woman who has kept me awny. I
knew that I couldn't see so much of
you nnd he loyal to Tom Rowland So
you see. llltle girl, you were not the
only one In love."
"But come." he added as he raised
her to her feet; "lei's carry the good
news to mother She will lie overjoyed
to learn lhat she Is not lo lose you."
Unsirreplified English.
These samples of homophony show
our language as It mny be and often
is writ Al home our funny spelling
Is as odd as abroad.
A rite suite l|llle buoy, the sun of
a grale kernel, with a rough uhoul his
neck, flue up Ihe rode as swift ns eh
dear. After a thyme he stopped nl a
gnu house nud wrung Ihe belle. Ills
tow hurt hymn and he kneaded wrest.
lie was two tired to raze his fare,
pall face. A feint mown of pune rows
from his lips. Tbe made who herd the
belle wits about to pair a pare, but
she through It aside and ran wltb awl
her mite for fear her guessed would
knot weight. But wen she saw the
little won, Hers stood In her blew eyes
at the site.
"Kwe poor deer! Why due yew lye
hear?    Ewer dyeing, nye fear."
"Know." he said. "Isle soon bee awl
rite, but now I'm feint to the corps
Bye aught loo bee shone a quite
"Aisle dew my best four you. neigh
moor!" she cried, fore her hurt was
full of whoa.
Sew she hoar hymn tn a rheum wear
he mite he n loan, gave him bred and
mete, held cent under his knows, tide
bis choler and beau, rapped him warm
ly, gave bim sum suite drachm from
n viol, till at last be went fourth hull
and well as a young hoarse. Ills ayes
shown, his cheeks were read as a
flour, and he gambled a hole our
Hens thee end of hour tall.-New York
Murder Will Out.
In a county sent In one of the middle western stules dwelt u lawyer
who. after a practice of thirty years.
z*ad accumulated a competence and
retired. Being a man of much more
than ordinary ability, an excellent
speaker, entertaining decided political
views and enjoying the confidence of
tbe community, he wns urged by bis
friends to run for congress. He re
fused. In vain they pointed out tbe
fact that a nomination would be equivalent to an election uud pledged themselves to secure Ills nomination. He
would not listen to them. A man
high In the political councils or the
state came to see blm and added bis
"Vou ought to take that office," he
said. "It might lead to something
higher. You would make a national
"That's what I nm afraid of."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Well." answered the lawyer hesitatingly, "I will tell you, but It is In
strict confidence. It must uot go any
further. Many years ago, when I
was young and Inexperienced, 1 published a small volume of original poetry. So far as 1 know there Is not a
copy of that book In existence now.
but one would turn up lu some cornel
of the world If I were to run for of
flee, and the papers would print extracts from It. I wouldn't have tbat
happen for a million dollars. No, sir,
nothing doing!"-Youth's Companion.
An  Incomplete Assertion.
"I nm a self mnde man," remarked
the aggressive citizen.
"Well," answered Grandpa Whetstone, "go ahead."
"What more Is there to say?"
"That remark about being self made
always requires explanation as to
whether It Is n brag or an apology"-
Bleeckcr—Do you believe there li
room at the top?
Houston—There Is at tbe top of tbe
tax list. The fellows tbere always
seem to mauage to get their naiues removed.—Puck.
Not So Sudden.
She (stamping)—I know you. If I
should die tomorrow you'd marry
He— Not tomorrow.—New Orleans
A Pointer.
"Boy. have you seen a valuable hatpin?   1 can't find It anywhere."
"Which way was Ihe pin beaded,
ma'am'-"'-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
She Dusted Him.
Mrs. Benham-Man Is made of dust.
Bcnbatn-1 wish you wouldn't use a
rolling pin for a dust brush.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Wise Wife.
"Yes,"   said   the   newspaper   artist,
"my wife helps me In my work.  "Sbe
usually  draws   my   salary." - Kansas
''Ity Tillies.
On this little pool where the sunbeams
This   tawny   gold    ring   where   the
shadows die,
GhkI doth enamel the blue of His sky.
Through the scented dark when the
night wind sighs.
He mirrors His stars where the ripples rise.
Till they glitter like prisoned fireflies.
'Tis here that the beryl-green leaves
And here the lilies uplift and unfurl
Their  golden-lined  goblets of   carven
When   the   grey   of   the eastern   sky
turns pink.
Through the si.ver sedge at the pond's
low brink
The little lone field-mouse creeps down
to drink.
And  creatures to whom only God is
The  loveless small -things, the slow,
und the blind,
Soft   steal   through   the   rushes,   and
conifott find.
Oh, restless the river, restless the sea!
Where   the  great   ships  go,   and   the
dead men be.
The lily-pond giveth but peace to me.
—Vima  Sheurd,   in  The Canadian
Sir Wi.liam Van Home Talks on Moving Wheat Crop.
"No railway company in the world,
no two railway companies, could provide, at a moment's notice, for the
instant transportation of the crop in
the Northwest," said a high Cunadiun Pacific Railway official, in referring to the demand for laborers and
cars in the Northwest, in connection
with the harvesting of the crop .
"We make from ten to fifteen
freight cars every day of the year,
and we have many thousands of cars
more this year than we hud in past
years. We will be able to handle the
crop without unnecessary delay. Our
facilities were never equal to what we
shall have this fall. At the same
time, to provide sufficient freight curs
to bring out the entire crop at a moment's notice, as it were, would mean
thousands upon thousands of idle
cars almost the year round, und an
immense outlay, from which there
would be no return.
"It would be better to have less speculation as to the size of the crop,
for speculation disturbs almost every
interest. Everything points to a large
erop -possibly larger, than that of last
year, and to a wonderfully large demand for labor. The taking to mixed
farming, in certuin districts, is a distinct advantage. This practice was
urged, many yeurs ago, by Sir William Van Home.
"Moreover, we can see that while
the West must depend on the East
from the industrh.l point of view, iu
the new towns local industries are
springing up on every hand, which
makes for a certuin self-contuinment.
It is not merely nuturul products
which tho West hnve to send out, by
and by. It will have its own manufactured products.
"The American farmer is accustomed to the idea of industrial activity
close to his fields—a. factory, a mill,
the product of which will supply the
needs oi a district, and the American
farmer, coining to our Northwest, will,
either himself or through his sons, begin to set up loci industries, according to local needs.
"Everything is uoing well. Business
is good, money is eusy, and all we
nejd  is prudent action."
A Chef's Repentance.
Mr. Arthur Hawkes, of the Canadian Northern Railway, hnd un experience a few weeks ago which, while
exasperating, had un amusing aspect.
He was escorting a purty of Michigan
editors on a trip to Edmonton, und
hud secured for them a special dining
cur. The chef usually atti.ched to the
car was off duty, und Mr. Prutt, superintendent at Winnipeg of the dining
car service, hud assigned un Englishman to the tusk. To Mr. Hawkes' disgust, the man was incapubly intoxicated for purt of the trip, but bruced
up und showed himself for part of the
trip an efficient servunt at the end.
Just bjfore reaching Winnipeg on the
return trip, the Englishman deferentially slipped a note into Mr. Hawkes'
hand.    It rend:
"Dear Mr. Hawkes: I am guilty.
I have no excuses to offer. But please
do not tell Mr. Pratt, as I do not want
to hurt his feelings."
A Queer Trial In Which Was Used
a Queer Defense.
C.N.R. Development.
Regina has been fixed upon by the
Canadian Northern Railway Co. as
one of tlie most important centres on
the company's system. Occupying the
position, as the Queen City does, almost midway between the Great Lakes
und the Pacific Coast, added to its
other advantages us the capital and
most important commercial centre of
the largest grain-raising province in
the West, has so strongly impressed^
the management thut they huve definitely decided to muke this city the
city divisional point on their system
between Winnipeg 0[, (he East and
Edmonton on the West.
Grain Elevators.
In the Province of Saskutchewun no
fewer than 56 elevators huve ulreudy
been built this season. It is estimated by those qualified to express an
opinion thnt by the time the grain
begins to move in the fall 200 new
elevators will have been erected, with
a capucity of 6,000,000 bushels. If this
be so, the elevator capacity of Saskatchewan will be increased to 24,-
139,600 b-ishels.
Tobacco Growing In Alberta.
Tobaccc growing has been successfully carfied on in Alberta for the
past three years by Louis Roy of
Parkland, and those competent to
judge state that the leaf, which avei-
ages 18 inches in length, makes a first
quality smoking tobacco. The variety
is known as keiiel, and failure of crop
has yet to recorded. Plants are set
out in July and harvested in September	
In Our Boarding House.
"Why do the Newlyweds talk so
much about going to housekeeping? If
they want to go, why don't tlwy go?"
"It's a scheme to scare tbe landlady.
Notice how tbey now get the best sections of the chicken!"—Kansas City
Tit For Tat.
Mrs. Peck (contemptuously)-What
are you, anyhow, a man or a mouse?
Mr. Teck (bitterly)—A man, my dear.
If I were only a monse I'd bare you
up on tbe table yelling for dear life
right now.—New York Life.
The Solution of the Difference In
Weight of the Box at Cape Nome and
at San Francisco—The Clever Move
of an Astute Young Lawyer.
One of Ibe most Interesting trials
tbat ever took place In any country
was that of James Stevens lo tbe California courts for IbefL The circumstances were as follows:
Tbere were four prospectors In tbe i
Klondike region wben Ibe gold fever ■
tbere was ut Its height, among wbom
Stevens was one. Tbey "struck It
l rich." divided up and started out for
the United States. Just before leaving Stevens got Into a faro game and
lost everything be had. Winter was
coming un and be bade fair to starve
unless something was done for blm.
So tbe other three decided to pay bim
so much lo guard their dust on ihe
ship and pay bis way home to Sun
Francisco. They each hnd Ihclr share
of dust and nuggets accurately
weighed and then put them Info a
common pile, pending, ot course, I heir
reapportionment  on reaching port
'1 tils I hey placed In a strong lint
which they nailed up mid sealed carefully. II wns Stevens duty to watch
tbls by day nnd sleep by it by nlgbt
until the destination was reached.
There was exactly 'JU0 pounds avoirdupois of tbe gold, sworn to by a regular^
welgher. It was worth a great deal *
of money.
Well, everything went along smoothly
until Sun Frnnclsco was rein lied, Stevens seeming to appreciate what his
former partners were doing for him
and guarding bis trust Jealously When
the ship enme Into port Ihe box was
immediately removed, under the supervision of Stevens, to a place of re-
weighing, so that each could take bis -
share again and deduct so roucb for
Stevens' pay.
It was found that Instead of having
GOO pounds of gold as before tbere was
now only a fraction over 608 pounds.
The partners were Inatb to distrust
Stevens and had It rewelghed twice,
but with the same result each time.
Reassured as they were of his guilt
and having contempt for such Ingratitude, they immediately swore out a
warrant for his arrest. He all Ibe
time protested bis Innocence, but was
not able to account for the loss.
The 'poor fellow was thrown Into
prison and held for trial. Not having
any money or friends, he gave up all
bone of being acqtiltled. ns Ihe circumstantial evidence seemed absolutely against him A young lawyer was
appointed by the court to defend him.
This young man. Thudileus Wayne by
name, set to work on the seemingly
hopeless job with great enthusiasm,
as he hnd few clients anyhow aud
plenty nf time.
The case wns soon called and all the
circumstantial evidence set forth.
Wayne did not even question a witness.
When all tbe testimony was In
Wayne requested the Judge to allow
blm to qualify Samuel L. Johnson,
teacher of physics In a high school, as
ah expert witness The lodge, not seeing any relation of physics to the
theft, was about lo refuse the young
man when a peculiar glimmer In the
latter's eye persuaded him to humor
the boy. Johnson was placed on the
stand, and tbe following colloquy ensued:
"With what does physics deal?'
"Wilh natural phenomena, or the
changes In tbe state or condition of
"Does the weight.of a person change
as he changes his location on tbe
"Just how does that happen, and
bow much does Ihe weight change?"
"The weight of any body Is greatest
at the poles of the earth, as they are
tbe nearest points to the center. It *>
gels less and less the farther we trtiv- %
el inward the equator, for we go awny
from Hie center. Tbls eltect Is enhanced, by the rotation nf the earth,
bodies tending tn fly off more at the
equutoi than near Ihe poles. The combination nf these two makes a body
weigh one two hundred and-eighty-
ninth less ut Ihe equulor than at tne
poles and a proportionate amount for
distances between."
••About what fraction of Its weight
would a heedy lose In going from Cape
Nome. Alaska, to San rrnnclsco?"
"I should say about one lu 800."
"Then gold welgnlng ijim pounds In
Nome could not possibly weigh over
fi'.ltt pounds here, could UV"
"It could not."
It Is needless to say tbat Stevens was
acquitted on Ibis evidence Ills former
partners were so sorry ol Ihelr recent
suspicion nud so eager to make amends
tbnt they nol only paid hlin the salary
tbey hud promised him. but set blip
up in business from their ample fundH.CU
This luct is peculiar, but perfectly In V
accord wlih reason. It Is recognised
by the United States government. Every time bullion Is sent from Washing'
ton to (he .New Orleans mint a certain
amouot or welgbi Is lost In ibe mere
act ot transit. So In order lo get tb«
enme amount of metal In ench coin
compensating weights or those specially calibrated have to be used or els«
special scales. If Ihe weights are mad*
at Washington and sent to New Orleans ol course lhey will lose in welgbi
and will neigh true on a pair of be!
snecs. But spring balances cannot to
used. Lawrence Hodges lo Den vet
Her Interest In ths Game.
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs.
Torklns, "what do tbey mean wben
tbey say a man tore off a hot one to
left field?"
"It's a scientific phrase," was the
weary rejoinder. "You can't explain
It precisely unless you bare a centigrade thermometer to measure tbe
temperature accurately and a set of
surveying instruments to ascertain direction.".
"Ob," she answered contentedly,
"tbat makes It quite clear. But do you
know, I thought It had something to
do wltb baseball."—.Washington Star. THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,     BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
In Lilac Days
Copyrighted,    1909.    by   Associated
Literary Frees.
"Eh, whut's that?" Alan Berresford,
tall, utbletlc, g end looking, swinging at
t rattling puce dowu the city streets,
flung around us an odor, fraint, fragrant, delicious, ussuiled his uostrils.
"Lilacs, by Jupiter!"
Lilacs, in truth The street stand at
the corner brimmed over with tbem—
great purple swaying pinnies ot sweetness among their cool.'green, smooth,
heart shaped leaves.
"Lilacs, sir?" The swarthy skinned
young vender, evidently expected a
liberal purchaser.   -»
"Yes-no; wall a minute!" And this
prosperous man ot affairs, whose dictum could shake the board of trade
building over ou Lasnlle street to its
foundations, stood looking absently ut
the (lowers, lost In retrospection,
Lilacs! He saw ull ut once ihe quaint
borne in u pretty, peaceful country
town lie siiw, loo, the overgrown
old garden where the peonies and
gooseberries Interlaced silken stems
and briery brunches,,aud fan her back
Still, Just where Ihe emerald slopes of
the orchard cuiue gently dimpling
down, ii secluded green Stretch of path
nny. At either side n row of lilac
hushes grew higher than a man's head
—a way of bloom uud beauty, of overwhelming fingri *ice. Lilac lane they
culled It And I then the moon rose
nnd set shifting shadows about the
place il was a luminous mosaic of moving leaves nnd silvery lights where be
and Elsie walked.
"Lilacs, sir?"
"Yes—a lot." Berresford pulled himself together witb a start. Ah, thut all
seemed so long ago! bad he been letting himself drift into a sentimental
dream bere. In broad daylight, on one
of the most crowded streets of a great
city?   Lie glanced around half guiltily.
Then, wltb a little cynical smile and
shrug of his shoulders, he turned to
the Greek (lower seller. "Send those
to my hotel." He motioned to a great
earthen Jar full of the beautiful blooms.
He penciled name and number on his
•fhe  other gave  a   startled glance.
"No: I never knew ih.it!" he said.
'    Berresford  pressed   his  lips  tightly
together  before  he spoke aguln.    "It
was   midwinter   when   I   left—springtime when I returned.   Aud, of course,
I went ut once to our old home town.
Elsie wus out, her mother said, some-
i where around the grounds.   I went Im-
i mediately to our old trysiing place lu
i Lilac lune.   There was the same fft mil-
■ lar walk, all odorous with bloom and
: the moonlight falling in a thousand
! shifting lights and shadows, Just us 1
| always loved to remember"—
j    Ills voice broke curiously.   His com-
I oaniou, u  slight, dark   man, younger
than he, looked at blm with frank anxiety lu bis eyes.
j "She was there," went on Berresford.
! "So was a man whose arm encircled
! her ns they walked. Her head almost
i touched bis shoulder. Her drooping
j face 1 could uot see distinctly, but the
height uud walk were those of Elsie,
j whom I hud culled my Elsie. I be-
| lieve," with u suiVJeii chill change of
j tone, "that Is all I need explain, De-
I vcr!"
|    "No,"  said   Dever quietly,   "It  Isn't
! quite all.    Who wus her escort?  Wbo
wns the man?"
I    A great wrath shook Berresford from
, head to feet.   He whirled around upejp
! his   companion,   white   to   the   lips.
"You!" he cried.   "You, Itouald Dever!
! I saw you distinctly.    You were tbe
| Dever spoke In a level and command-
lug volte. "Come! Let us walk still
n little farther. Neither yon nor 1 can
I afford to invite public comment. 1
hope to prove to you thut you have
beeu mistaken."
j    Startled, but Incredulous, Berresford
; accepted the suggestion.
j    "What made you turu, like another
Enoch Arden, and leave the place?"
Dever asked.
"Because, being supplanted In my nb
sence, I wus another Enoch Arden!"
came the reply, passionately spokei*.
"Listen. After you went abroad Elsie's cousin came to live wltb ber
They were of the same height and general nppenrnnce, although when considered tugether they do not look alike.
I fell tn love with Laura. She has
been my wife for three years, nnd-a
mighty sweet wife she Is. Will you
dine with us (onlght, Berresford?"
Berresford flushed and trembled like
! a girl.   "It was sbe—not Elsie—that I
saw with you?"
"Assuredly, as you might hnve dls-
| covered had you been less Impulsive
in your flight.   He mentioned their address.    "We'll expect you at 0."
|    "No, no; I must go at once to Elsie-
I If she will listen, If she will forgive
! me.   But there may now be some other
1 person, some other clulra."
!    "There Isn't any  one but ynu.     I
j don't think there ever would or will
i be.   But come to dinner at U. ns I said
Elsie   Is   just   now   visiting   at   our
"What?" shouted Berresford.   "Give
I fne thnt card with your address-quick!
j HI. cabby!    Double fare If you make
good time!  Walt uutll tl, Indeed.  Well,
■ I guess not!"
! Then he wns being driven swiftly
j southward, and for blm all the world
| —the gracious, sweet, delicious, springtime world-wus full of the waving of
; lilac plumes, the prescient fragrance
: of lilac blossoms.
New Zealand Feathered Colonies Construct   Intricate   Houses.
Writing to Professor James Drummond, whose delightful nature notes
from New Zealand are well known,
Mr. Will Lawson gives some interesting details of Queensland's natural
hiitory. Referring to the bower bird,
he says that these birds, which are
about the size of magpies, dwell in
colonies of about a dozen, and each
pair has its nest, a most untidy,
hastily-thrown-together affair, stuck
promiscuously in adjacent trees. The
whole energy of the colony is centred
in the bower, which each group of
birds builds, and which is a marvelous construction. Twigs are laid on
the ground, and their ends ure curved
upwards. Then more twigs are woven
into these, their ends still curving,
until a woven tunnel is the result,
built so strongly that it is difficult to
cause any movement by shaking it
with the hand. These tunnels, or
bowers, have several ramifications,
and here the birds play all day long.
They decorate their bower with bright
leaves,   flowers,   pebbles,   and   shells,
! and if by chance a silver spoon   or
ornament fnlls into their clutches, it
Is given a prominent position in their
The laughing jackass,   or   "kooka-
I hurra," is a bird whose fame as a
humorist has traveled far, belt, says
Mr. Lawson, a person must hear two
'if them laughing to really appreciate
this eccentricity of bird-life. There
are two kinds of laughing iticknsses.
'he grey nnd the blue, and the laugh
of each is quite distinct. One g:ves
i "hoo-hoo-lioo," while the other
e'lintters and cackles. The sound
rises iii tone until it is very loud,
ind then it quite suddenly dies awny.
Another b'td whose cry is n combined
'ffort is the stock-whin bird. One of
Ihe nair emits a whistle, shorn and
shrill, which rises in crescendo, nnd
is then cut short off with a "whit."
v<*rv like the sound of n wet stockwhip lash. Then the hil'ierto silent
mnte gives two quick notes, just as
though jt paid, in startled tones.
"What oh I" Closely related to the
stosk-whip bird nre the soldier bird,
nil uniformed like a red-coat, and the
leather-head. The latter hns no feathers on its head. These two chatter
all day long in the scrub.—Standard
of Empire.
business card  und , bunded  It  to tbe
man witb a bill.
Tben, receiving tils change, he walked on. the scent of the lilacs still seeming to perfume the surging city street.
"Hello. Berresford!"
But the man addressed apparently
did not bear. In this pluce of blare
aud bustle bis thoughts bud gone
astray. He wus no longer walking
dowu tbe street of a western metropolis
He was walking with a girl In a
gown of pnlest rose nnd green through
tbe changeful lights nnd shadows that
nickered over Lilac lane.
"Hold on. Alan! What Is the matter wltb you? You'll get run over the
first thing you know! Cun't you speak
to an old friend?"
Berresford swung around. An old
friend! All the dreaminess went out of
bis eyes. His Jaws were set-hard.
Yes. a Judas friend one who could
and did betray! And that now, Just
now. In this crowded city street he
should loom up lie who bud been responsible for such disillusion, such sorrow, such loneliness!
"BonaId! he cried In scorn. "How
dare you speak to me?"
Amnxemem was apparent on I lie face
of the mail who hud addressed blm.
"Ainu Berresford. have you gone clean
daft? Why should I not speuk to yon?
We who sui side by side In the same
school, went swimming In the sumo
creek, went sweathenrtlng together"—
Berresford controlled himself witb
an effort. Men were passing whom he
knew - whose salutations, deferential
and admiring, he mechanically acknowledged. The necessity for self
control was obvious. "We must not
attract attention," be said. "Let us
walk on."
And walk on In silence they did. It
wns not until they bad gone several
blocks that Beresford could control
himself sufficiently to explain, bis repudiation of Konnld Dever.
"It Is u queer coincidence." be snld.
"that you should have spokeu to me |
Just when 1 was dreaming of the llltle j
old town In which we both grew to I
manhood."   He had himself so well in
hand now that he spoke almost dream
"Of course 1 wus thinking most of
the Rivers' home, where we both used
to visit You probably know that I
was euguged to Elsie Rivera when that
fortune— which Is the cornerstone of
my wealth today-wus left me, und I
was obliged to go ubroud to clulin It."
College at Khartoum Built  In  House
of  Gen.   Gordon.
The art of empire-building hus seldom achieved anything more splendid
than the establishment of the college
ut Khartoum in memory of General
Gordon; and it will always be remembered to Lord Kitchener's honor that
lie seized the opportunity of converting the enthusiasm which greeted his
recapture of Khartoum into the 100,-
000 golden sovereigns which laid the
foundation stone of this magic university in the Desert ten years ago.
Since that time, brief as the intervening period is, the college has made
great progress, notably in the establishment by Mr. Henry S. Wellcome,
of extensive research laboratories.
How far the success has been won
is umply proved by the three massive
reports which have been issued—the
first in 11)04, the second in 190(3, while
the third has just appeared, containing 477 pages of text, twenty-eight
colored plates, fifty-one reproductions
of drawings, 2G3 reproductions of
photographs,—and nineteen maps and
Splendid ns this achievement is
there have been the inevitable discouragements. Thus a fire which
broke out last May destroyed the dark
room, the bacteriological room, and
the kitchen of the laboratory, and in
two hours the work of years was reduced to ashes, including many valuable microscopic specimens, a great
many cultures, and some written records. Another loss was sustained in
the death of Dr. A. MaoTier Pirrio, a
clover young anthropologist, who,
liming an expedition into an almost
unknown country which lies between
the White* Nile and Abyssinia caught
fever from which he succumbed on
his return to Scotland last July.
The bacteriological work has been
carried out in n flbntihg li h.iratcny
presented by Mr. Wellcome. The ro-
niancor in his most prophetic mo-
enents could scarcely lu ve imagined
«ieh a boat on the Nile with incu-
br.tors and ovens, carbon filters, delicate Ic'lnnces, microscope's, and all
the other appliances which help the
modern bacteriologist to wage war
s.er.inst the myriad enemies of mankind.
Nothing could show the touch of
jivilization more completely than the
method which has b"on adopted tn
make Khartoum sanitary as described
by the director of th" lftbiratory. For
example, a regular brigade 1ms be^n
set to work to wage war on the mosquito for in the oM days Khartoum
was a perfect hotbed of mosquito
life. All dwellers in our hie town"
know the powerfnlly-'horsed carts of
the sanitary authorities.
uacrossists at Oxford.
In spite of the fact that they had
four Canadians on their team, Oxford lost to Cambridge in the seventh
annual inter-'Varsity lacrosse match
by a score of 8 to 6. Three of the
Canadians were from Queen's and one
from McGill. They were: A. G.
Cameron (Queen's), point; A. M.
Bothwell (Queen's), cover; A. R. McLeod (McGill), and N. S. Macdonnel
(Queen's), defence field. This game
again calls attention to the fact that
lacrosse has become a recognized
sport in England nnd awakens considerable public interest there. At
the universities they play the game
with enthusiasm, and rivalry runs
high. Some of the players developed,
too, are of. more thun ordinarv uhllUv
Suits Above Roll Too Much For Those
Subject to Seasickness.
|    Tbe sea wise passenger who crosses
Ihe Atlantic iu tbese winter days on
one of the new giant liners engages
his cabin on the lowest possible deck
Instead  of  ou   tbe  promenade  deck,
where the rates are usually highest.
Steamship agents In New^York have
tried for years to persuade clients subject  to seasickness to try the lower
decks without avail.   But one trip in
winter now tenches tbe lesson.
I    In the summer, from May to September, tbe weather, as a rule, is line, nnd
the promenade deck cabins nre most
enjoyable.  But In winter In all tbe big
I liners,   whose  upper decks  are  from
, fifty to u hundred feet out of water,
t that Is where the oselllutlon caused by
the pitching nnd rolling on big waves
is felt.   It Is the tip of the pendulum
tbat gets the most swing.
The old objection to the lower deck
rooms was that the ventilation was
i poor, but with the modern ventilating
| appliances in the new ships this objection hns been removed. Iu fact, lu
bad weather the lower rooms are usually better ventilated than those on
the upper decks, ns the latter frequently depend for nir on doors nnd portholes, nnd when thtBe nre closed there
Is no other means of ventilating the
When the big liners pitch as If they
were going to look for King Neptune
and then rear, bows up, toward the
sky, while the stern takes n dip, It Is
the officers on tbe lofty bridges nnd lu
the officers' staterooms behind that
feel It most. One big ship pitched so
heavily In the recent mld-Atlnntlc
gnles thnt the cqmpasses, which
weighed at least thirty pounds, were
unshipped from their sockets four
times In half nn hour. Mnny of tbe
officers were genuinely seasick.
That Is the time when the most
choice viands from the cabin do not
appeal to the officers' mess, which frequently dines frugally on a sailor's
biscuit, washed down with a brandy
nnd soda, before its members go on
the storm swept bridgo to hang on by
their eyelids for four hours.
The difference between the seasickness of n marine and a landlubber is
that In the latter's case he or she is
completely prostrated, but the sailor
hasn't time to allow his feelings to
master him. He muy feel 111 after be
leaves the bridge or even while be Is
up there, but he hns to stick It out.
Ocean travelers nre also realizing
whut the oldest navigators of the Atlantic have often declared—that Is,
no matter how big the vessel. It l.i
Impossible to prevent the passengers
from being seasick In rough weather.
The great liners are drier and more
comfortable than the smaller vessels,
aud It takes a heavier sen to muke
them roll, but when they do start
pitching they have n peculiarly ugly
motion which Is ull their own.
Part of the Game.
"T. come," said the greut actresi. to
the modest lawyer, "to eugage you to
get a divorce for me."
"I suppose you have a good case,"
Bald the lawyer.
"A perfect one," responded the actress.
•'And want It got ns quietly as possible," said the lawyer.
"Quietly us possible! I should say
not! What Is the use of getting a divorce, I'd like to know, If there is to
be no advertising in It?"
Old Barge Master Tells of Novelist's
Adventure With Captain.
A London paper publishes a talk
with nn old Liinehouse barge master
who tells how one man at lea.-t on
the river Dickens knew and wrote of
so well considered the novelist to be
"no gentleman." When the old
barge master was a youngster a Capt.
Parera was harbor master at Liiiv*-
house. It was Capt. Parera who denied that Dickens was a gentleman.
"Napier Hemy. the sea painter,
used to sit on my barges for days
painting the views," the old barge*
master is quoted. "Parera said to
him one day, 'That Mr. Dickens Is
nj gentleman, though he gives me
many a cigar; his cigars are nearly
ns good as yours.' 'Oh!' said IXr.
" 'He came down to make books,'
said Parera, 'the same as you make
pictures, and he went away and put
me in one of his hooks and called me
"a mahogany faced captain and an
amphibious animal"; likewise my
assistant, Joe, he put in his book as
"a bottle nosed person in a glazy
hat." Do you call them the acts of
a gentleman?'"
Another story of Parera and Dickens the old man told was as follows:
"Parera tnuglit the boys in Lime'us
workhouse something of sniloring by
means of a rigged craft standing on
the pavement iu the yard. Dickon*
brought some ladies and gentlemen
down one day for what  he called 'it
1 voyage   to  the   West  Indies.'     Parera
i was captain and the boys were the
i "The captain wanted to give tlietn
an order and stepped over the side of
j tho craft to the pavement. Dickens
came running up with a life buoy and
some rope and shouted, 'Man over-
hoard!'   He flung the buoy to Pnrern
I nnd knocked him head over heels.
Capt.   Parera   swore  once   more   thut
: Dickens was no genlleman."
The old  barge   master  remembered
.the  original   of   Rogue. Riderhood   111
I "Our Mutual Friend"; he was called
j Nasty  Dicky  on  the river.
"One day," said  the barge master.
, "Mr. Hemy and a son of Capt. Porera
■ were lea'ning over the harbor master's
| veranda  when   a   boatman  rowed  up
to   the   ladder   of   The  Grapes  for  a
drink with a body towing behind.
" 'Have    you    read   "Our    Mutunl
j Friend"?'   asked   Mr.  Parera.     'Yes?
i Do you  remember  the doings  of  tho
| Bird of Prey?'
"'Well, that's him.   Nasty  Dick i?
j the Bird of Prey.   He's got another!'
I    "'Another' meant another b'idy.
"Dick picked bodies up in the river
and   brought  them   in   for  the   usual
five shillings  reward -that's  the  customary thing when a body's found.
I "So Parera said, 'Where did you
find it?' 'On the Point, on the mild.'
'What has he got?' 'I don't know,'
said Dick; 'if it had heen dark I'd
have' run the rule over him.' Then
Mr. Hemy knew he was indeed
Rogue Ridorhood."
Sir Somerset French Represents Cape
Colony  at   London.
Sir Somerset Richard French,
Agent-General for Cape Colony, is one
of the giants of the imperial coterie
in London. He has had a busy and
an interesting life, since he entered
the Money Order Department of Britain's General Postoffice, somo forty-
two  years   ago.     He  assisted   in   the
It   Is   the   Most   Exclusive   Order   In
the World.
The news that the King has been
pleased to approve' of the Earl of
Durham b^irg mae'e a Knight of the
Garter in the place of the late Earl
of Leicester will give spe'eial interest
to the following facts on the story
of the world's premier honor, and
how this greatest uf distinctions is
The origin of this illustrious order
has been much disputed, but tradition
has it that the choice of the emblem
was determined by a trivial accident.
It appears that Joan Countess of
Salisbury dropped her garter of blue*
embroidered velvet when dancing
with Edward III., and the King, picking it up, tied it around bis leg. But,
observing the Queen's jealous glances
and the significant looks of bis courtiers, tie returned it to its fair owner
with the remark. "Honi soit qui mal
y pense!" (Evil be to him who evil
thinks), adding, "that in a short time
they should s"e that garter advanced
to so hiejli honor ami estimation as
to account themselves happy to wear
The knighthood now consists of the
Sovereign—who is invarir.b'.y the heat'
of the order—twelve dukes, five marquesses, and eight earls of the kingdom. These, with the Karl of Durham,
make up the tital number of twenty-
six members, hut the reigning monarch has the power to extend the
order to foreign sovereigns. At the
present time these include twenty-
one reigning rulers and six heirs
apparent to European thrones.
The order lias for its principal emblem the garter, which formerly was
of light blue silk, with the motto set
in pearls, rubies, or diamonds. It Is
now, however, of dark blue velvet,
about an inch wide, with a buckle
nnd pendant of solid gold and the
mo',to in gold letters. It is worn on
the left leg a little below the knee,
but if the head of the order is a
queen, she wears it on the left arm
above the elbow.
The dre.M of the knights of the
order for ceremonial occasions is, ns
befitting the greatest distinction in
the world, most magnificent, The
mantle; is of blue velvet, lined with
taffeta (the finest white silk), and
having the star of the order embroidered on the left breats, a hood of
crimson velvet, a stircout, or coat
without sleeves, of the same material
and lined like the mantle. A hat of
black velvet fastened with a hand of
diamonds to the lining of white silk,
and bearing a plume of white ostrich
feathers, having in its centre a tuft
of  black  heron's  feathers.
Over the mantle is worn the "collar" of the finest gold, with twenty-
six garters—signifying the number of
members—enamelled in azure blue,
each enclosing a rose "gules" of red
enamel and having between each gar-
tjr-link a knot and pendant in white
enamel. Upon this is suspended the
"Great George"—a figure of the patron saint of England on horseback,
who, having thrown the dragon oil
his b:ick, is slaying him with a tilting spear.
The ribbon and star are worn invariably by knights of the order when
attending at Court, the "Great
George" and collar b ing only assumed when, by special order of the Lord
Chamberland, any great ceremony is
declared at the King's command to
be "Collar Day."
I transfer of telegraphs to the state,
and   in 1878   organized   a postal and
: telegraph service in Cyprus, under
Lieut.-General   Sir   Garnet   Wolseley.
j Two years later he became secretary
! and accountant-general of the post-
office of Cape Colony. In 1892 he
was made Postmaster-General of the
colony. This is to mention only a
few of the important positions which
Sir Somerset French has held, always
with credit to himself and advantage
' to   the   communities   he   has   served.
: Cape Colony could hardly have a
better or more  able official represen-
i tative in London, or a more popular
chief of  her Agent-General's  ollice.
Why Elsie Was Sent to Bed.
While   little   Elsie's   elder   slater,
| May, was entertaining her latest ac-
I quisition,  a  most  dignilied  and  genteel  young  man,  in  the  parlor  Elsie
i was  relegated  to  the dining-room  to
play with her doll.
This  particular  one,  the  possessor
of  u  kid  body  end  a  bisque  head,
had   heen   somewhat   ailing   of   late,
owing to  the  fact  that  its head   was
gradually becoming detached and its
' pivotal    eyes    refused    to    perform
! their     functions     of    opening     and
i closing.       After    considerable    prob-
ing   for   the    cause    of    the  trouble
1 Elsie  made  the  discovery  that   tbere
was something inside of it and finally   succeeded   ill   extracting   a   large
roll  of   tightly   curled   hair.     A   moment later she  burst into the  parlor
in' a  great  state   of   excitement   and
"Pity sakes! No wonder Dorothy
was sick! Look what was in her
stnmmtck ! She must have swallowed
Sister May's rut!"
Very   Fine   Example   Exists  at   Wul-
wick  Chesters,  England.
Of Roman remains there are many
examples in the north of England,
and one of the best and best preserved is to be found at Cilurnum, or
Walwick Chesters, ns tho modern
name is. The words "Cyl hyrn" ure
Welsh to this day for "narrow
hnugh," so the link with the past is
veiy clearly seen in this expressive
term   for  "riverside  meadow."
The remains of the Roman station
cover an  area of five and  a quarter
acres, nnd are on the usual plan of
an oblong. Excavations iu 1879
brought to light much interesting
detail, including fragments of gates,
quantities of fine plaster and wood-
ashes, but the most important elis
covery was that of portion of a bronze
tablet which recorded the conferring
of the privileges of Roman citizenship line., the rights of marriage ou
ceitain troops quartered iu Britain
under Antoninus Pius in the yr-ar 14G.
Of such tables only a very few are
extant, Many coins also have heen
found here, dating from Agricola to
Valentinian, as well as a small altar
inscribed with tho words "Dibus
The bath in particular is of special
interest, differing altogether from
that example, for instance, which
is one of the treasure's of Roman
London, being much larger in construction. It is lined with a red-
colored cement, which gives an Idea
ol warmth and cosiness, In the
broach of the* wall there was discovered some time ago an effigy of a
river-god, whloh may be taken as a
former representative of the Genius
of the Tyne.
Wc bathe somewhat differently today than did the Romans, hut not
more luxuriously or, indeed, frequent.
Practical 8upsrttition.
"Heard a dog hcwllng all night"
"It means a sudden death."
"1 didn't know you were superstitious."
"1 am. It means the finish of tha
Cotillon Favors.
A novelty In rose dee oration la the
Illuminated jacqueminot rose. The
wands with roses on top secrete an
electric battery, which when pressed
upon will Illuminate the rose. Thoy
ore sold by the dozen and used aa cotillon favors.
House  Like Steamship  Bridge.
An   extraordinary-looking   dwelling
i is to be seen at Algarta, near Bilbao,
j in the north  of Spain, and is  called
"Casa  Bureo," or  "house boat,"  be-
; ing  built to  resemble a steamship's
■ bridge.    It was  probably  erected   by
1 a retired sea captain who felt like a
fish out of water until he had provid-
i ed for himself the same environment
' to   which  he   had   bien  used   during
| his   ac'.ive   career  at  sea.    One   can
imagine the old genlleman taking his
evefling  walk  to  and  fro  along  the
lofty  bridge,  scanning  the surrounding'country  with   a  sailor's eye  and
half  inclined   now   and  then   to   ring
for "more speed" or to send un order
, down   the   tube   to   the  steersman.—
I Wide World  Magazine.
Her  Inference.
"Kow, I suppose'," remarked Mrs.
Snac/jrs. "that the surgeons of the
army are attached to the medical
"Your supposition does you great
credit," replied Mr. Snaggs sarcastically. "It's a wonder you didn't
imagine that doctors joined the army
•for tlie purpose of building bridges
or going up in a balloon. Where
should army surgeons be except in
the medical corps?"
"Well, 1 thought that they might
possibly biiemg to the lancers."—
London Mail.
Overcoats For Laborers.
Fifteen aged farm laborers at Hen-
ham, Essex, England, were recently
the recipients of a new overcoat each.
Many years ago an Essex agriculturist named Hemy Smith let! a farm at
Tollc.-hunt. the rent of which was to
be applied ench year in providing
overcoats for aged and respectable
farm laborers In several parishes
which he named.
Retained In
the Role.
Copyrighted.    1&09.    by    Associated
Literary Press.
Melrose was agog wltb excitement.
The local billposter was banging the
paper of the Denbutu Repertoire company for u three nlgbt run. And Mag
ele Den hum hailed from Melrose.
"Margaret Denliam" she was billed,
bill Melrose recognized her.
It was Ihe lirst time that what Mel-
ro;.e called "a real theater troupe" had
visited tbe llltle town. This In Itself
would have meant much, but Maggie
In addition created un epoch lu town
Melrose could not know that she was
to be a star only for this brief engagement In Melrose. Maggie hud happen
cd to mention that she hud been bom
in Melrose, und the astute manager
had changed tbe name of the company
from the Metropolitan to Deuhain Repertoire company for the three night
He well knew the value of a local
name lu u small town. Occasionally
Maggie had let full some scrap ot In
formation as to her departure from iho
town that told ihe rest ol the old story
of the girl who had run uwny from
home lo go upon the stage.
Maggie's slor.v differed from most,
for she had succeeded lu achieving tier
ambition     Bhe   had   become  u   fairly
useful player of parts In Ihe smuller
con       les,
'1 Ins wus her second sense,n with the
Metropolitans, nnd she smiled couti-
deinly when Qulnlln, ibe manager,
asked her If she felt strong enough to
pluy the slur pint for three duys.
It Involved u llltle extra rehearsal,
but Maggie was delighted. She would
Show Tom Chambers and ibe rest of
Melrose Unit she had m.iile a success.
Tom came ahead ot the rest of Melrose, because there bud been a time
when they two were almost engaged,
and she still thought tenderly ol those
courtship days.
She looked about eagerly when the
company arrived; but, though every
one else In town appeared lo bave
come to the train to stare curiously at
Maggie Deubum's troupe, Tom was
not there.
With u curious sense of blunkiiess
Maggie climbed lino the ramshackle
bus that wus to convey the company lo
the hotel Her triumphant entrance
Into ber home town had gone for
naught just because one man wus not
She wus nngry uud surprised to realize Ihut she still cured more for chambers thun she had ever admitted when
he had tried to win her.
She had not long to wait, however,
for Information ubout the recreant
one. Presently n Birlng of cullers
came to the lintel, and ull of Ihe
friends of bet school days crowded ihe
hotel parlor, all talking at once.
From the bnbel of led.CM Maggie
gathered that Tom hud left town the
day before wltb the evident purpose
of avoiding her The blood throbbed
In her temples,
It was to give Tom n lesson Hilt she
wanted to show ice Melrose how well
she had succeeded Now he would
not witness her triumph, and she turned strangely depressed mull the man-
uger. versed In ihe bundling of the erratic   Otuell   of   the   singe,   sensed   tlie
"Anyhow, you cun do your best."
Qiilnlln reminded her, "and leave behind u record that be will be proud
"And  who may  'he' be'/" demanded
Maggie truculently,
"I don't know," confessed Qulnlln
promptly, "but tbere Is usually a 'he'
somewhere, and since he does not seem
tie be nrouud I thought you might tike
my suggestion "
Maggie waved Mm off with a jesting
remark, bill her heart was lighter.
Hero was something that she could
do So It happened that even ber fellow
players wondered thnt evening nt the
brilliancy with which she played her
"You'll land on Broadway yet." they
assnred her, but even this promise of
reaching the goal of all actors did not
•.•beer the girl, und when Ihe perform
'nice wus over she hurried back to the
hotel, only to creep Into bed und cry
herself to sleep.
On the third and last day of the engagement Tom appeared suddenly In
town, und, though she could not see
blm lu ihe badly lighted auditorium
that nlgbt, Maggie felt Ihut he was
(here, and she acted wltb a touch of
tenderness that lent hew beauly to a
naturally sympathetic role.
Jehu Benjamin, one of the Important eastern theatrical men. had stopped over to wait fur a train and bad
drifted Into Ibe opera house, where the
manager overwhelmed him with attentions As be watched the girl work he
nodded tils head.
"I'd like to steal your leading wo
man," Benjamin said io Quinilu. "I
can place ber lu a road company for a
year under one of my good siage directors and then bring her Into New York."
"Co ahead and steal." Invited Qulnlln. "She's a uie e Utile woman, and
If you can place her the contract she
made wlih me won't bold ber back.
I'll tell hei to wrlie to you."
The big manager nodded his thanks,
looked al his watch and hurried off to
muke his train.
Maggie only nodded carelessly, when
Qulnlln hurried back with word tbut
the way to B roud way was open to her
at lust.
She could not think of business when
Tom was out there In tbe darkened
auditorium watching her. Sbe needed
to give ull ot her attention to her performance, and she played the last act
with a rich sincerity that won the audience completely.
Not until the curialn hnd fallen and
Ihe other players crowded around lo
congratulate her upon tbe opportunity
she had earned did she seem to reullze
what It ull ineaftt and then she ac-
cepted listlessly what the othei women
of her profession would huve given
years of their life to attain.
She slipped from the stage door alone
to po to the hotel, but as sbe emerged
Tom stepped forward with outstretched hands.
"I had lo come to see you," he sulci
brokenly. "At thst I vowed that 1
would stay out o.' town while you were
bere, bin I bad to come buck, and I'm
glad I did
"I Ibottgbl thai yon would be tough
and common, Maggie like the rest, but
you can't lie thai und play as yon did
tonight. That wasn't acting, and when
I saw you us you really ure. nnd not ns
1 thought tbnt you would be, I wanted to get up and shout to you to come
right to me and we'd get married, ns
we used to plan when we were children. Will you come und mnrry mo,
Mnggle? I've got n line farm uow, and
you'll novel regret It, dear."
"I don't think 1 will regret It."
agreed Maggie happily, "but I didn't
think you'd want me. Tom." „
"Vou know what they think about
actresses here," he reminded ber. "I
guess I thought pretty much the same,
but you—well, when I suw you come
on the stage looking just us you used
to do I knew you were my Muggle
He clasped her linnds. unoble to Buy
more, bin Maggie understood. To the
Melrose minds nil player folk were
followers of the devil. Perhaps Ibe Ingenuous role sbe had played had won
Tom. He wanted toi his wife the woman she had played. And she knew It
would be easy to continue lu that role
with Teem us opposite,
She fell thut she could continue her
success In thai part, and so she let him
kiss hei befeere she pushed him geutly
from her with a whispered command
to come to the hotel lu Ihe morning.
Together tbey would see Qulnlln and
secure the release from her contract.
As she enlered the hotel the mnn-
ngcr wns wall Ing foi her. He hnd taken from his trunk bet cotitracl for tho
season, nnd ibis be banded io her.
"This sets you 'ree, my girl. You
can go to Benjamin and Broadway,"
he said smilingly. "I'm glnd that at
lust the Metropolitans have contributed u real stnr to Broad wny."
"I'm not going to Benjamin," replied
Maggie. "I'll play the season out for
you If you wunt me lo, hut I mude a
reul human bit in the pan tonight, and
I'm going to keep on playing It for
Tom here In Melrose. (Jee, Mr. Qulnlln. I'm glad he didn't see me lust
night as the adventuress."
Donald   Sutherland,   ex-M.P.   Undertakes New Duties.
Donald Sutherland, ex-M.P. for
South Oxford, who has been appointed to the position of director of colonization made vacant by the resignation of Thomas South worth, will enter r.t once upon his new duties. Mr.
Sutherland sat in the Legislature for
eight  years,  having  redeemed   a verv
DONALD bLTiii.lil.AMi, BX-M.P.
strong Liberal constituency, hut met
with defeat last general election at
the bands ol T R, Muyberry, the Liberal candidate,
The new ilife'tor of colonization
while a member of Ihe Assembly displayed unusual ability and energy
und' was one of the men spoken of at
the time of the organization of the
Whitney Cabinet as a strong possibility for the Ministry. In 1902 he
carried one ot the leading Liberal
hives of Canada in the Conservative
interest anel was able to holel the riding for eight years. He was born in
West Zona, Oxford county, in 1863,
and for a number of years was quite
active ami prominent In municipal
affairs, being township councillor,
reeve and county councillor. While iu
the Legislature he introduced a number of progressive measures and sue-
c led  in  having quite  u  few   placed
upjn   the   statute   book.
Her Own  Work.
' Vour husband," seel Qaddle, ' *ap
pes.-s to b ■ a  mnn of great self con-
"Yes," replied Mrs. Pecltham, "he
"I Buppose," Qaddie went on, "he
Inherited that quality from his father,
the  jllelger"
"No." she replied significantly,
"it's a virtue he has acquired sinoe
his  marriage." THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
Ole Year One Dollar In Advance
tsingle Copies Five Cents Each
fublished every Thursday morning at Hosmer,
British Columbia.
THURSDAY'. MARCH 10, 11110
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
No. 21.1 West   9.U
\o. 214 East 18.16
No. 236 Local East 0.27
No. Zio Local West HUB
Nn. 7 West Flyer 10. 22
No. 8 East. Flyer 20. SI
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 31
No. 251 leaves Michel  ..   .    111:10 a. in.
Arrives nt Hosmer.. 10;40 a. m.
No. 232 leaves Hexfoicl  .       4;15 p. lu.
Arrives at Hosmer 7:13 p.m.
(i. It. Shepherd, Agent.
Time for a Change
Now that the muhi line of the
C. P. R. is blocked by a gigantic
slide at Rogers' Pass and the
whole region in a perilous condition by reason of the steep
mountain sides along which the
main line winds its way, the
Crow's Nest Pass again demonstrates that it is the only safe
route for a main line, if traffic
is to be uninterrupted,
The reports from all sections
of the mountain country show
the danger of the awful avalanches where the railroads
have found it necessary to
nestle into the mountain side.
The gentle Chinook is unlocking the frozen ground and lets
loose a jiower which is awful
to contemplate and which hurls
destruction to everything in its
The worst feature of it all is
that when everything is still
it may be safe, hut let a heavy
train go pounding up tt heavy
grade and the vibration may be
just the one thing needful to
start this overwhelming terror
on its path sweeping the puny
efforts of man away like thistledown before a breeze.
This year the avalanche litis
already got in its dreadful
work, what will happen before
spring comes will be hard to
The towns of Burke and
Mace, Idaho, have been snuffed
ont of existence. The terrible
calamity at Wellington, where
the whole mountain seems to
have been on the move and two
passenger trains with hundreds
of thousands of dollars of equipment wrecked and ten miles of
roadway put out of commission,
and now we have the awful
catastrophe at Rogers' Pass:
not to mention the lessor
disasters make this danger the
terror of mountain travel at
this time of the year.
The Crow's Xest Pass route is
particularly favored, and fortunately the peril is infinitely
less than that of the north. The
shape of the hills along the
Crow's Nest Pass route of the
C. P. R. makes the risk of j
avalanches very small and with
the exception of the mud slide
belt two miles west of Hosmer
"and the line could be easily
taken from under the hill at
that point" there is not a place
that could be said to be dangerous.
With the extension of the
line to the newly proposed
work of the C. P. R. at Hope, it {"." V
would give the C. P. R. the
shortest and the safest road
with the least gradient of any
route between the east and
Detective Finds Young Lloyd at Moyie
After Traveling from Ireland
From a "flunkie'' in a logging
camp to the heir to an estate
the value of which is estimated
at $1,250,000. Such is the
lot of a man named Lloyd.
Such is the lot of a man who
has been employed in the logging camp of the East Kootenay
Lumber Co.. near Aldridge,
one mile west of Moyie.
Lloyd came to Cauada from
Ireland some two years ago,
shortly after the death of his
father, having quarrelled with
an uncle with whom he had
resided since his father's demise. He had some money
and purchased a ranch at or
near Medicine Hat. After improving the property he found
himself without funds und,
therefore, decided to put a man
on the ranch to manage the
place on shares, and to leave
himself for Cranbrook. This
he did, and for a short time
worked in that town. He was
then sent by the East Kootenay Lumber company to their
camp here, at which he has
since been employed as a dishwasher.
Ou Sunday last a detective,
who had been sent from Ireland
to search western Canada for
Lloyd, arrived in Moyie. Shortly
after his arrival he located
Lloyd and informed him of the
death of his grandfather, which
took place recently in Ireland,
and of tbe legacy which had
been bequeathed to him.
Lloyd is 2-1 years of age and
has a college education which
was given to him by his father.
A short time ago he told his
friends here of this fact and of
his intention to go to Nelson to
make use of it. This he would
have done in the course of a
few days, but is, instead, travelling to Ireland, accompanied by
the detective, to lay claim to
the estate.
Meanwhile bush jobs are
a premium .at Moyie.
Owing to tho top of Goat
mountain being very rough for
fruit   growing    purpose's,    tho
The High Cost of Living
(Report of tbe committee appointed from Hogan's foundry)
The comitty on the Cost of
Living respectively submits its
report as follows:
1- The main causes why living costs annything is 1st, The
Stummick which demands being fed three times a day. 2nd,
The family, which is continually
getting bigger and eating more.
3rd, The Cold weather and  the
| Snow, which makes  it uncomfortable to sleep out doors.
2—Clancy the Butcher and
Holtapple the Croeer, being
interviewed, says that they
would like to sell their stuff
cheaper if they could, but they
aint making tinny money now
and never have, and they don't
see as how tbey are going to
unless some of them bums that
owes them stops spending their
I pay on drinks at Donovan's and
| settles their bills.
3—So we don't see annything
| we can do about the Stummich
I part unless we cut down  our
•I—Mrs.   Harrigan,   when we
; asked her about the family
part, chased us out of her
len with a broom. The
others, iiikluditig Mrs. Schultz
and Mrs. Libbonatty was impolite except Mrs. Bumpus, who
was drunk and has only got
four children annyhow.
8—So we didn't find out about
decided    that     we
,. ,, couldn't   do   annything   nbout
citizens ot Creston, propose to th(( woather) because that is
make a park lor wild animals gpntroled by Cod, and Father
out of the mountain.
Rafferty told us not to be fools
7—So we got  to  report  that
The    Manitoba    government  we don't know  no  more  than
proposes to impose a license on
newsboys. Tlie prairie treasury must he sorely pinched
when it is driven to appropriating part of the newsies' pennies.
When you take out your
little hatchet and go out on a
knocking expeditition, watch
the man with a sledge hammer.
He may hit you.
President Diaz, who is in his
eightieth year, attended a bull
fight til Mexico City last week.
The average boy gets lots of
blame that properly belongs to
his father.
when we started, but wo think
it would be a good idea to raise
Hell on general prilicipuls,
Yours respectively,
—Detroit Saturday Night.
,    e,        ,	
Fully nine out of every ten
cases of rheumatism is simply
rheumatism of the muscles due
to cold or damp, or chronic
rheumatism, neither of which
require any internal treatment.
All that is needed to afford relief is the free application of
Chamberlain's Liniment. Give
it a trial. You are certain to
be pleased with the quick relief
which it affords. Sold by all
Lack of Grass or Bones Bad for Dogs-
Use Worm Medicine Not Nuzzles
A correspondent writing to
the Nelson Daily News, has the
following to say about rabies
in dogs.
"It is said a case of hydrophobia was never known in
Alaska or in British Columbia,
or indeed in any part of the
Pacific coast of North America.
There was, however, one of the
greatest mad dog excitements
there that ever took place anywhere: and a somewhat similar
scare was started in Southern
California not long ago, the
following was received from
Arnold F. George, formerly
editor of the Dawson paper:
"Will you permit me to add my
testimony tor what it is worth
iu supplementing your able
efforts to abolish the absurd
mad dog scare. I believe the
time is now ripe to speak, as
the truth is at last being approached, so that violent shock
to ignorance, disbelief of
strange truth and hatred of the
one stating the new truth will
not destroy it.
"A dog showing all the symp-
j toms of hydrophobia had died
and was cut open by a veterinary, to, if possible, determine
by what disease it had met
death. Its intestines were found
to be completely stopped up.
It had died from inflammation
of the bowels. In fact, some
worms were found inside the
dog, and had eaten the rectum
During the mad dog epidemic
in Klondyke some years ago,
mad dogs were being shot on
all side and Dawson was panic-
striken. A man named Mark
Bray came out with a flat assertion that there never had
heen a single case of rabies in
Alaska. This when the Dawson panic, was at its highest and
when dead dogs lay on every
hand, being too numerous to be
killed at once. He insisted that
all that was the matter with
tlogs was worms. He declared,
it being winter, the dogs could
get no grass to eat, and, being
owned by greenhorns — the
Chechak—the dogs were not
being fed a substitute for grass
—moose hide or cariboo with
hair on—and the dogs being
strange to the country, had not
learned to hunt, and thus get
fresh hides for themselves.
Moreover, another substitute,
hones, was impossible for them
to get, the dogs being too numerous for the little meat eaten
in the camp. All this, he said,
resulted in the worms, with
which all dogs are infested, getting the upper hand and forming great clots, stopping the
bowels, perforating the intestines and so driving the dogs
"He proved his assertions
wheu the next dog was shot.
The body was opened, and says
Mr. George, 'a knot of worms
close to tha rectum in the intestines was as big as my first.
The bowels were perforated in
15 places with worms in the
peritonial cavity.'"
Examination of the bodies of
15 dogs showed exactly similar
Now a leading authority on
the question claims that Mr.
George is undoubtedly right.
Fancy the idea of muzzling dogs
when they are in such a condition.
The Sovereign grand lodge of
the Order of Odd Fellows has
decreed that the lodges of
Orientals are to the Odd Fellows
what the Shrinors aro to
Catholic Church—Mass every fort-
lii^lit at Leitiiauser's basement, 10:30
o'clock, a. in. Rosary and Benediction at 7:30 p. m. J. Salles, O. M. I.,
Ph. D.
Presbyterian' Church—D i v i n e
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. m. Choir practice
every Friday at 8 o'clock p. in. C. K.
Nicoll, Missionary.
English Church Services—Held
fortnightly at the Hosmer Opera
House. Second Sunday. Evensong at
7:30 p. m. Fourth Sunday, Holy Communion nt 11 a. in., Evensong at 7:30
p. in. Fifth Sunday, Evensong at 7:30
p. iu. Biiant N. Ciowther, M. A.,
Curate in Charge.
.Methodist Church—Rev. R. W.
Lee, Pastor, Sunday School 2:30; afternoon class for adults, 3:30; Divine
service, 7:30; choir practice Wednesdays, 8 p. in. The pastor's residence
adjoins the church, and he will always welcome any one who calls upon him for advice or help in any direction, lie will be glad to be notified of any case of sickness. Strangers will be always welcome.
During' the next week
or two, our present stock
of Watson - Foster wall
paper must move out regardless of cost to make
room for our new spring
Staunton line.
In most cases we will
sell our present Watson-
Foster stock at less than
the actual cost of production. It will pay you to
anticipate your wall paper
$1 does the work of $2
Here is an example:
500 Single Rolls
Nice Patterns, while it lasts
Get in and save money
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for small wages until finally
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C. F. Laws Alex 1. Fisher, B. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might as well
C. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream deliv
ered to all parts of the town.
'    HOSMER, B. C.
Members ot
Alberta Association of Architects
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
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.
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Prop.
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
FRONT ST.        HOSMER, B. C,
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street
Hosmer. B. C.
Mrs. Louisa Pitblado I
A Ladies' and
Children's Emporium *
and will carry a full line of
Ladies' and
Childrens' Underwear, }
Waists and Fancy
Goods of Every       „
Description |
Royal Hotel Block Hosmer J
— THE-
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Longdistance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
Meat Market
j Best line of Steaks,
I Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
| Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
t Lard, Etc. in Hosmer.
J Come in and see the new
Front St., near Queen's Hotel
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 „
* you.     We guarantee you ^
* comfortable  and   stylish +
* foot service. *
'■    $3.50    :
* $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00       *
Aiello & Bossio
Main St., Hosmer
^.      2*""Fine shoe repairing  ^
j. done here. „
*************    *
= 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 Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
Manufacture™ and Dealers In all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
CHAS. H. BOMFORD, Manager Hosmer Yards
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality |
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
[rhe Man Who Was Always on
Hand When Trouble Came.
(Copyright.   190S,   by  Associated   Literary
I  . Press. J
In   her  younger  days   Rertba   bad
l.unde fun of bim.
Wbeu sbe  was only sixteen—Ralph
I'ttle more-she had caught ber foot In
railroad   bridge,  and   lie   bad   fun
|>ravely to ber rescue and released her.
''hen when lie  had  her safely  in Ibe
e|ng. with the great yawning trestle
low  them and  Ihe engine,  rocking,
'"•[d tbem.  be had forgotten lo re-
J asl* Ills hold of ber.   Sbe bad become
J'Pgry at the smiling of tbe euglneer
[Ind  had  Jerked  herself  away   liupa-
•iilly without so much ns a word of
Then there was the runaway horse
Ind   the  mixing of  reins   nnd  dashboards.    Ralph was the first to eome
pid pull her from the debris.    Wbeu
[ne told cf a pnhi lu ber arm he bur-
Pcd away for the doctor.    Afterward
i sat by her while her urui was henl-
Ing and read from tbe book tbnt In
It-rested her.
I) liven    then    Bertha    smiled    when
knlrh's name wns mentioned.
Always he was at her side when she
Incoiiu'ered trouble of any kind, but
ihe seemed not to notice him. A enseal nod of thanks and nn Indifferent
,Uille were all she ever gave blm.
J■ - ,rs after that last Incident Die
ycr.iiee enme. Bertha had shaken her
fiend to two young men before that
Vent. She had been away to school
led had visited summer resorts and
.ml been at the seaside and the winter
etels In Ihe south.
These men were eligible, too. ns men
>. But somehow tbere seemed to be
iinethiiig lacking. It made little dlf-
rene-e where the incouipatlbillly was.
Vtba gave ber answer, and ber
iolher was surprised wben the irltl-
ntum to the second oue was giver).
I do not wish to influence you."
!frs. Ogden snld, "but I fear you may
ake a mistake. There Is something
. recommend the hitter, tle'i |s
enlthy as well as good looking." .
"But I do not feel toward hlih as I
neuld.   Some way tbere is something
wblcb fell on bis flank, but backed and
turned about until be faced tbe cloud
In the distance and tben stubbornly
stood there. Bertha dismounted and
tetssed Ihe useless rein over a post of
tlie wire fence and whipped her own
skirls as she gazed with fright at the
cloud—the cloud twisting and roaring
and tbe lightning flashing from tbe
middle of Its dark folds.
Bertha was alone.
The course of the cloud changed, and
It  seemed  to hurry across the  valley |
that stretched away between the pirl I In fiord, atoll and harbor town,
— »-       -e - J  .—  I  «   ♦ (,„  T i
I've knocked about the Sivin Seas,
I've  thraveled  long  and  thraveled
light. j
From Cardiff dowu to Carib keys,
From   Shanghai    round    to   Benin
From Rotterdam to 'Frisco Bay,
From Bristol clear to Singapore,      I
I've swung and sung and had me way
Wid wimmen that I'll 9ee no more.
| Jasper Avenue, Edmonton,  Is a Woo
Queer Reasons For Pulling the Signal
The communication cords of railway
trains are often pulled for strange rea-
and the houses and spires. A cloud of j
dust followed and tbe roaring, almost
unbearable, of the thunder, lu front
was a farmhouse In the pnih of the
cloud. Bertha clasped her hands as
she saw the Inmates hurry like wild
quails Into the orchard, saw the barns
nnd the stacks melt, as It were, in ihe
blast, and where they had stood there
wns naught of them when the cloud
passed on. But the house was I here,
and in the mist of dust the family
came from the trees of Ihe orchard.
Then the wind reached Bertha, and
the grass bent to the ground nud
seemed to hide under the seed below.
The pony bent his neck and closed his
eyes. The cloud hastened toward the
girl, and she stepped back to await tbe
crash of the elements—stepped Inlo ihe
path and wns caught by a friendly
Ralph Moore wns there.
Why. Bertha could not Inquire, for
ihe roar of the cyclone was too loud
nnd the piny of the lightning and
thunder too sharp. She understood-
when he motioned to a hollow beyond
a hill, and like a deer-she run to safety. Ralph was at her side and caught
her arm, pulling her down ns the
storm passed over their heads and left
Its cloud of dust nnd splinters nod paper and straw nnd grass t'radimlly
Uie roaring died away, and even the
cloud unwound Its hold upon the sky
nnd disappeared as a puff of smoke
Bertha then thought of the rescuer
by her side. "Why are you here?" she
asked, turning to her companion.
"Business," Ralph replied "You
see. my horse refused to go farther,
and I tried to come here. Then I saw
a woman In tbe road and brought ber
along. It was you. But I deserve no
"Whenever I bave been In trouble
you have come lo me. Do you remember?"
"Remember!" And Ralph told her
of the things be hud meant to say, and
Bertha listened.
When she had found her horse and
had returned to the village she wrote
to her mother In the east, and the letter lay for many days unanswered.
Then Mrs Ogden snld Ralph would lie
welcome. When the long days came
'there wns a wedding, and Ralph took
bis place forever at Bertha's side.
Far   North, and far beyont the Line,
I've had tliim,  black and white and
And    shpakin'    iv'ry    tongue    but
Aye, kissin' back wid furrin words
I'd niver know the meanin' of,
And cooin' soft loike shleepy birds
Wid lips so tired and full av love!
Clever   Young   Member   of   Archives
Department   Is  Made  Professor  of
History  in   Manitoba   University—
Is a Specialist on  History of Lord
Selkirk's Affairs in the Red  River
Chester B Martin, of the Canadian
Archives Department, Ottawa, has
been appointed Professor of History
in Manitoba University, and will
shortly leave the Capital to begin his
new   duties  in   the   Prairie   Province.
dertul   Thoroughfare.
One  of  the   most remarkable  highways of transportation in America is
Jasper   avenue,   the   main   street   of
Edmonton, writes Augustus Bridle, in
The Toronto Globe.    In twenty years ,   . , .     ,
that splendid dog-leg of a street foi- ', ?ord in general use runs in length
lowing the kink of the river bank , |rom 0<> ,0 1()0 yards, and is laid on
hns s»en three eras of traffic and more j troni  tlie <?Uiml s  vl*n  t0  ll|e cal   '"'
sons,   said   an   official   who   has   seen
many years' service on the iron roada
varieties of rig-outs than any other
highway in Canada. The huskie clogs
and toboggans went jingling in there
from the far-up posts of tile fur lanels
long before the caravans of the Red
River carts. The kyuscs of Indians
and half-breeds came hclter-skeltering
in from the shacks and the tepees.
Mounted .Police filed among the zigzag log shacks thnt hunched up on
the edge of the old fort down on the
flats. And the carts came: tlie drawn-
out straggle of the creaking, honking.
Our   subject   was   the    first    Rhodes
scholar  to Oxford,   and is eminently
But  white or black or brown, I knew j qualified foi the position to which he
Not wnnst  their  hathen  tongue  or; has just been appointed, both by his
name. achievements in  the  general held of
Yet in the end I've found it's thrue     | history and by his special knowledge
Most iv'ry woman weeps the same! j of the history of the  west   of which    throughj.    An     the  Jour-horse
—Arthur  Stringer. 	
the engine, where it is attached to a
gong or an automatic whistle. It is i
see ingeniously fixed that if it is pull-
ed in any one of tlie carriages tho
gong or whistle of the cab of the loco- I
motive must respond, and thus apprise the driver.
Communication cords are very valuable agents of protection, no doubt,
but when they are pulled by irresponsible persons and young fellows
who consider it funny to "pull up" a
train for no reason whatever, railway
an-^el cLriotTlliat made the thoS- I *£*; W? that.Parliament passed
sand-mile trek from Fort Garry by
the meandering black trail; and up
from   Calgary   when   the   steel   went
he  has   made   a  special    study.    He    went   slam banging  down    the    high
' south   bank   before  there   was  ever a
Eastern  Province   Is Taking Steps to
Secure Immigrants.
The Land o' Evangeline, immortal- ■
ized   by   Longfellow,   or   "New   Scot-
land,"   with   its   remarkable   agricul- j
tural an.I pastoral resources, is, figur-,
atively speaking, to be brought much;
nearer  to  the   Mother  Country.    For
many   years  the   great  tide  of  immi- j
gration   has    b.*en   flowing    past   the I
Acadian shores, but now a portion of j
that stieain is happily being diverted
into Nova Scotian channels.
The Government of Nova Scotia desires to attiact settlers for her lands
because' of the opportunities that lie
within her biunds for all who arej
willing to work. A province rich in
natural resources, fruitful in agricultural yie'd. healthful in climate, pos-
sossing good markets, and unsurpassed in scenic attractions—Nova Sco-
tians do not hcsitite to proclaim her
advantages. Railways radiate in
nearly every direction, and all the
accessories of modern civilization are
readily to hand Neva Scotians are
on the pathway of the world's com.
merce, and inhabit the nearest of the
Canadian piovinces to Great Britain,
With tne object of enlightening the
people of the rural, districts of the
British Isles on the attractions and
resources of the country, the Nova
Scotia Government have despatched
to, London the Rev. Maclean Goldie,
who is ut present arranging a comprehensive series ol illustrated lee.
tures on the all important subject of!
immigration. Mr. Goldie, it may be'
stated his recently curried out a successful organization on behalf of the
Strathcona—on to the old cable
terry, and crawling up the steep to
the ropy black trail where the uncertain shucks were just beginning to
murk out the stent of the street. For
the little log town was reaching along
and the lines of traffic were going
deeper ns the town grew and-stood
still and waited for the railway.
Sometime Bomebody named that trail
Jasper avenue because the JaBper
House stood there at the east end
where the carts hailed in—the creak'
ing, caravariing cars.
jumble of shacks with the trail snaking amidst came the ox-cart caravans
Of the priests, luggering along with
goods for the mission at the Cathe-
dr-i of St. Albert on the Sturgeon.
So it was,  with  now and  again    a ,
wagon, and    then more   wagons, toil-
ing  up from  the  south—till  the day
that   the   Klondike    trail     sent    the I
world's  trail-finders into    the    outlit
town.    That was the day of the trail-
freaks — the     nondescript,   vagrant
things   that    capricious    adventurers
rigged up to hit the long trail to   the ;
ends of the earth and the fringes of
On   that   store-straggled,
a Bill in Ibfti ordering communication
cords to he installed on certain trains.
Only the other night a train speed-
j ing   northwards    from    London    was
brought  to  a   standstill   because    the
communication cord had been violent-
'  ly pulled.    When the guard ran along
I the   carriages   to   learn   the  cause    a
j young fellow pushed his head through
I  a window and coolly told him that he
|   hud pulled the cord because his friend
!   had  bet him a sovereign he wouldn't
]  do so.
Some little time ago a lady  travel-
|   ing to Scotland pulled the cord of the
carriage sh"  was in, and   when     the
•  train was brought up with a jerk and
the guard  out  in  an appearance,  she
—    t .........   ! sti'tcd that a man sitting opposite her
Up "into'that i  had  produced  a revolver.    The male
passenger indignantly turned out hie"
pockets, bringing to light a black
leather pipe ense, which the lady had
mistaken for  a pistol  barrel.
Recent mysteries on the line surrounding tin! deaths of men and girls
have had an extraordinary effect on a
London merchant, whose business
takes him all over Britain. In dreael
of being robbed and murdered on the
railway, he bought a revolver, and
carried it with him whenever he traveled  by  train.
One night he traveled down to the
provinces, and when the train was
well out of London thcccomniunicutiicn
cord was pulled. The guard Jumped
out of his van and hurried along tbe
train to find out what was the matter.
He soon discovered a broken window-
pane,  and   a  man  standing  with   his
ed out of three hogsheads packed with i  back to it.    The compartment was nl
 *  -  '•   and the  London  mer
graduated originally from the Univer- I the   north
sity of New Brunswick, in 1902. with ; shack-lined   old   Jasper   avenue   went
an   enviable   list  of   honors and   din- : the   twisting  trains  of    kyuses    and
tinctions.     At   matriculation   he   won ; packs-   tbe   bunds   of   crawling   oxen
the   Parker   silver   medal,   the   Mac- | and the bales of hay; the barrel ehar-
Laren  book  prize   and    the    county j ;0t that some forgotten genius eontriv-
scholarship,   and   later,    during    his : ed out nf three hogsheads packed with
course, he captured the Wilmot achol- : grub, axled and platformed and can- I  most a wreck
arship     for    general    standing,    the ! vased—and it stcrted out merrily roll- I  chant  was  lying on  the   floor of  tho
Alumni  gold  medal  for Latin  essay, , ing  to the unknown with  the  camp-      :~~    	
the   Montgomery-Campbell  prize    for ! truck   atop   end   the  grubstake   with-
Greek and Latin and also the Douglas e jn, till on a frozen snag the front bar-
gold   medal  for   English,  and  in  his j rel-wheel  got  a  puncture,    and    the
senior year he was the leader in the , beans came dribbling out.    The lum-
inter-collegiate  debate   for  the   prize, ! bering contraption went rolling home,
in which the decision went to the Uni- ; never to start again. Biggest of all
cessmi organization on oeuan ui u», versity of New Brunswick. He grad- | the pathfinders and most spectacular
Church of England in Canada, and i uated in 1902 with the highest honors, { 0f ali locomotive freaks ever seen on
i.-.   u„j   .   !„„.„ „,mri™,  l„  Hnal.I being leader in Greek and Latin and    Jasper evenue  was the  steam   sleigh
wrong   with   me,   and   I   cannot  tell
what.  1 know he Is wealthy, and a
'/.bat, drives good horses and has sen-
ants to answer every beck and call. It
would have been au easy life, witb lots
W society nud all that sort of thing
i,Ouly tbe giving up of my ideals-It
Ywould be too much.   I could uot."
The mother sighed as she gazed on
<£<?   closed    door.     "What   can    she
tt." she asked of the slleuce, "or
• Time answered  tbe mother.  Inn  It
wns two yeurs later.
Bertha breathed the air of tbe west
en* prairie In the early spring and saw
the tields grow green and then pink
.nd while, wiille the wind came over
the hills with tbe freshness of a new
summer on their wings. Alone sbe
rode Into the couutry and knew the
:roads that led to the town, where ber
brother wus In business.
One day In May, when the fields
were blue with blossoms, she rude
hlowly toward the hotel. On the hill
beyond were the spires and roofs of
the city, and across her path was a
rrllroad with Its glittering ribbon of
Steel winding Into the distance.
But there was a peculiar cloud In
til* southwest, twisting mid winding
Inlo the sky. Bertha met a farmer
When he had passed there wns a
sound of horses' hoofs In the dusty
- d. The air. however, was still
.. ^i the birds and bees were silent
The cloud grew darker and pushed
ne'irer the ground. Taster and faster
anil blacker and blacker came the im
pending storm.
Bertha measured the distance to the
to'evn with her eye and glanced over
ber shoulder nt the threatening cloud
'J'ty her best, she could not reach the
he-uses before the rain came. She
urged her pony Into a canter. She
rcvle past hedges and fields that were
open to the whole world. Birds flew
el'ese to the ground and darted Into
Ihe hollow beyond Bits of dust
•lanced In the road and whipped away
Inlo nothingness. Slenis of grass thai
bed nilliHtoccl ihe snows o-' w'nter
loosened themselves from the fence
and rolled past. Once a stray papei
blundered along. Vet ihe girl could
feel little if any wind.
Suddenly the sky grew dark, and th«
sun. wblcb bad been shilling regard
less of the tilings going ou below, was
shut out. The suakelike cloud shot
Into tbe sky above, and all was dark
lu tbe distance was the roaring of a
cataract. And nearer and nearer It
came, tilling the universe witb fear
The dust of the roud swept buck, and
there was a contrary current lu the
alp- liven Ihe pony stopped und turued
about.   Neither did be mind the whip
Not  Worth   Shingling.
The .late Thomas Bone, "tbe sailor's
nilxsiotinrj," was tbe soul of kindliness, but he was seldom worsted In
repartee. One of the inauy Instances
of ibis given In bis published life le
Ihe following:
"Ills work was not without Its humorous side. Among the uew men
there were always some who sought
a little amusement at his expense,
but tbey reckoned without their host.
His kindly manner never changed.
The smile never left his face. There
was no venom lu the retort but It
seldom failed to silence the Interrupter. The laugh raised ut his expense made It quite* certain that no
second attempt would be made.
"Seeing him approaching one day,
one of n group of sailors announced
his liitenilceu of having some fun. lie
stepped forward and removed his hat,
revealing a perfectly smooth erown,
and asked:
"'Can you tejl me why my hend Is
no bald, while all my companions bare
plenty of hnlr'i"
" '1 don't know,' wns tlie smiling reply, 'unless the reason given me the
other day by a farmer would apply-
that au empty barn Is not worth
shingling.' "—Judge. ,  S
has  had   a  large experience  iu  deal-1 beln8 leader in Greek and Latin and I Jaspt.   	
ing with immigrants. Outstanding ! winning marked distinction in vari- i that some overlnnder. 'with his nnrt
features of his work have been the! 0U8 other subjects. In 1904 lie had . r,er, rigged jp from an old threshing
establishment of a system of tracing1 the unique honor of being selected ] engine; tigged it with a traction out-
all the Church people to their destin- i HS the nrst Rhodes scholar to Oxford, i fit geared to n spike roller in front
ations thus keeping them in continu-' and at thut KrPat university he made | to climb slippery hills and ice-bound ,
ous touch with the Church- the' a epee'1* study of history, both mod- slopes into the Yukon with a train ,
creation of a labor bureau which' er" aml Colonial, {roni original 0f toboggans behind. The wonder ol
has enable 1 him successfully'to place I purees. He was the winner of the j seventeen nations was hauled out one
hundreds of young men as well as Brasscy studentship open o all grad-■ ensp, sunny day of winter; trucked
married men with families in suit-! uate3 of Oxford, and worth £100, to out by horses to the midway of Jas-
able and satisfactory situations, and! ft ,useJ ln fT"^ W°rk ?",C°« T' peI^ ayenu€\ There she was fired un
the Derfectine nt the nort of Hulifux'  hl8tory.  anJ  he   ulso carried  off  the    and steamed; the throttle wns turned, ,
o)\pi?*Z\La\Za&A, ^atXr.r^sttunhhistoricul es- ;vnd "x ^rli1 wftbbled', antd
lands    available    for    settlement    in    sa-' on Lord Custlereagh. the spike-roller that   was    made    to ,
Canada    which   has   n^cl   „ll.t      For 80me time Mr Martin has been    "limb the  steeps  of  ice.   burrowed   a
S,,L if  !,„..  lE .  ?,   I'^J studying original historical documents ! hole into the frost of the street and
ScotTn    Bwith    «     viei    ifg   «„w3    here in the archiveS bnmch and P"*     *"&*«*   "ot  n   sin'jle   taoh      And   t,,e !
homestead! acquiring    ticularly  the   period   with   which   the ; nations  haw-hawed   to   see  the    first :
2! ; nan|e of  Loid  Selkirk  is associated,    train    of    Edmonton    ignominiously
etc. u     u      a fi,    c-   'j \ He has "xamined.a vast number of    hauled back bv a team to a rear yard, j
oir nugn ana tne tpiaemic. , documents to  be used  in connection ' where it lev for vears, till somebodv |
Years  ago  the energy  and  courage    with his work on Lord Selkirk, which    dragged  it away to saw lumber,  out j
of  Sir   Hugh   Graham,   proprietor  of! wjU be published at Oxford under the    on  the Sturgeon.
The Montreal Star, played a leading ! "Brussey Tmst."    At Oxford he also '     Such  was  the  cosmopolitan   traffic
part   in    saving    Montreal   from   the I won the "Beit prize" for an essay  in    of   Jasper   avenue   before   the    great
greatest disaster that ever threatened | Colonial  history,   which  was open  to    awakening; but nine years before the
all graduates of the university of 12    fathers of a young city paved it with
years standing.    Mr.  Martin  is only    asphalt   and    laid    the    tracks of a
-—j   - m—-v 27 years of age, but his brilliant work    street railway, overhung by a spangle i
The city authorities were paralyzed; aa a student, both at_ the ^University    of   incandescent  lamps.     Old   Jasper i
''"*'"- ■--■'     ;—  the  memory    and '
carriage unconscious. The man wbo
was standing over him told the guard
that his fellow-passenger had suddenly produced a revolver, and he had
closed with him, taking him to be a
When the  merchant recovered
senses  he   stated   that   he   had  taken
the weapon from his pocket in    mistake for his pipe, which little slip was
the cause of all the mischief.
Island in the St. Lawrence Purchased
by M Gaston Menier, the Chocolate King, Is Proving to Be a
Source ot Trouble—K'ng of France
Gave It Away Some Centuries Ago.
It is now some ten years or so since
the announcement wns made that
H-iiri Menier, the French chocolate
king, had purchased the Island of
Anticosti, which, as most know, lies
like a tongue down there in the
mouth of tiic St. Lawrence, says a
writ.-r in Saturday Night. During the
following few months we read more
about the island than we ever knew
before The papers were full of Henri
Menier and his little continent, and
nice little pictures were given of his
private yachts and his fishing resorts
and his inland fastnesses, until we
almost began to feel as though we
were in at the making ed a new king.
In fact, the Union-Jackers were early
to the forej with the awesome suggestion that Menier might be an advance
spy of the French Government whose
intention it was to fortify the island
and thus he in a position to command
the passage of ships up ami down tbe
6t. Lawrence, when France and England came to blows. Others resented
what they considered the establishment of a French principality within
Canada The situation, from a dime-
novel standpoint, certainly began to
look  hopeful.
The only real danger in the situation, in fii"t, was that Menier and
his Canadian peasants, fishermen and
serfs, generally, might come to blows.
These sons eif toil had long made a
living on the island, and to be dis-
posse'ssed of the houses they and their
father" had builded, or to be compelled to pay rent feir the property they
hud cleared and cultivated, would
certainly not dispose them to regard
Menier as a kind, old Santa Claus.
The possibility of wholesale evictions
was spoken cf, and was followed,
probably, by lepiesentations to the
Canadian Government. Some action
was also taken by the heads of religious congregations, and it was suggested to pray the Lord of the Isle
to be merciful to'" these poor souls
who had been entrusted to bis care.
Then came Menier himself, and nothing terrible happened. For some
years, now, nothing has been published about him and his island. He has
not been over again to visit it, apparently, and from all that can be
seen he takes no further interest in it.
Now. from advertisements which
IjIj appeared in the papers, not long since,
Mr. Menier is disnosed to part with
his little principality. He may not
be advertising the piece for sale, but
someone else laid claim to the island
end warned all and sundry against
purchasing fiom Henri Menier, It is
worth while (Minting the advertisement, its-If.    It  was as follows-.
"NOTICE—The newspapers advertise thnt Mr, Henri Menier will sell
the Anticosti Ishind. Consequently I
inform   any   one   who   would   be
her. This was, in 1885. when smallpox seemed to hold the city hop*
lessly in its grasp.
The late George W. Harvey, Washington's uotcd.caterer, was an ndmlra-
ble nfter dinner speaker. A Washington correspondent recalled the other
day a press banquet thnt Mr. Harvey
once attended.
"He gave," said the correspondent
"some funny advice to the woman's
page editors present. He suggested
that they brighten up their 'etiquette
Jepartmeuts' by the Introduction of
really Interesting rules of etiquette.
"Then he rattled off a lot of rules
like this:
"Never wear automobile goggles
when riding on nn electric cnr. Our
best people consider It pretentious.
"If some one accidentally treads on
your heel and says, '1 beg your par-
Ion.' make no reply. If you would be
thought a true gentleman simply scowl
ind pass on.
"A gentleman should never allow ■
indy to pay for anything. This, of
;ourse, does not refer to the titled
iiisbands of American heiresses.
"Never try to alight from a lady's
Tain when In mot Ion.
"If you are a golfer and have had
tad luck say. 'Deary, deary me!"'
and helpless. There was no adequate; 0f New Brunswick and at Oxford, has avenue! carrying th" i
place in which to isolate the victims, , stamped him as one of the foremost ! the imagination back to the day when
many people refused to be vaccinate-; scholars of Canada, and many of the the poplars rustled on lots that sell
ed, and, in many cases, frightened leading teachers of the Dominion and ! now for thousands a foot, and when
relatives refused to let their sick be England cp-ak in the highest terms the lads of Edmonton chased jack-
taken  from  their homes. ! of  his ability  and  industry and  pre- j rabbits down the street.    There is no
Sir Hugh promptly organized a de-   diet  for   him   a   bright future  as    a ' street in America like that
monstration at the City Hall.  A civio | scholar and teacher. ' 	
health committee—consisting of himself and six associates—was formed,
and an army of vaccinators ant isolators was at once set to work.
But a suitable place for isolation ! horns. At tne as
on a large scale was still lacking, and ; tnl<;1* material fo
Sir Hugh, perceiving that the ExY.bi- j each horn, and oi
tion buildings were the only available «J |ff ^ "11»hX" ffu.. ' ^what "heTang^g^anTnationalTty
call0 „rtheToeplandeqma8r'hed $\ itof^M!?^^^\« *— «■*«£ under the British
their head to thePExhibition ground",   bull, however   the first ring does not | Ba*. commands must be delivered in
The gates were  locked  and barred J appear_ until he is five years old, and     he *    J«*   ^^   »
Telling a  Cow's Age.
cow't  age   is   indicated  by    her
At the  age of two a ring of
A Chance for the Men  Behind.
An old soldier who took part in the
Northwest Rebellion of 1885, tells an
amusing story cf the Sixty-Fifth Regi-
horns _    „
        rms  at the  base of I .    , _ ,. „,
each horn, and one ring is added ev- ! composed of trench-Canadians. There
ment  of   Montreal,   which   is   largely
was an old  regulation that no   mat-
Within twenty-four hours the great, --- -.■ . f u     fl   t    .
building   had   become   an    isolation i tlnlc °',_aPP;:a' !?r!-«™-™ ..." .'..„.
ately   correct,   for   not  only   is   the I waa s/'*< out
• -e     X—.   -;—I out of a coulee wherethey entrench-
hospital,   with   a    corps
nursing I uncertain, but occasionally two rings
-    :„  one year   and then again
Capt. J. F. Foulkes Won the Title At
the National Tournament.
Captain  J.   P.   Foulkes,   of Ottawa,
has   again   won   the   title    of    tennis   clined  to ini.v   that island  from    Mr.
champion   ot  the   Dominion.    At  the   Menier,   that   he   will   be   obliged   to
recent National Tennis Tournament in   support the effects of such a trnnsac-
Montreal,   by   his   superb   playing   at   tion.    Mr.  Menier,  having refused to
the courts of the Mount Royal Club,   recognize   the   heirs   of   Louis   Jolliet
lie defeated   Vcsey of  the  metropolis   and Jacques de la Fontaine, the owners of that island, these latter will oppose   anyone   who   would   make    the
purchase.     Mr.     Henri     Menier,    ol
Paris,   has   no  valuable   title  to  the
possession   cif   the   Anticosti     Island,
and can't   have same only from    the
undersigned  owner,  conjoint  and  at-
torney of the heirs of Jolliet and  De
La   Fontaine."
"Michel Parent-Mingan,
Seigneur de Mingan and the Island
of Mingan and Anticosti."
1 suppose it all depends upon what
the King of France diel with it, a few
centuries ago It seems strange that
it should be so, but life is chuck full
of strange things, 80 a few more or
less shouldn't keep us awake nt
nights. The King probably gave it
away to halt a dozen of his trusty
Frenchmen, How could a king he expected to remember the map of Canada and what he did with this and
that island. Suppose the present
King of Siam began distributing the
Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence, what an awful mix-up there
would be a few centuries hence when
the heirs of the recipients be/an to
CAI'T. J. I'. FOULKES. exercise theii right of title.    All good
to be glad of one
ought to rejoice thut the good King of France
gave the Island of Anticosti away to
someone Think what a loss it would
he not to bave the island at all. Those
old kings builded well, those days,
and mightily thankful we should he
to them (or such a line country, of
ed   themselves.    The   French  captain
gave a command to the front rank to
smallpox  patients  being carried into' EO
it. i bt
bting formed.    A dishonent dealer can \ jnemseives «„>■ jUUI> ,,u, „„„«
also change the apparent age of the1   f.00*08', T.he ,vo1 e=y, w"9,'',ed,
animal by filing off some of the rings ! thref "f th« foe '"''• a"d th,e <
■ •    ■ .(.... 1-,-  .„  I mechanically prepared  to deli
eeurjjeeeui,      ......      »       vv.rw      --     	
nuns in charge, and a procession oil aPI*-ar "■ one year,  ana men again i «-•- -
.!=..»..  i..i—  ,.arrjed into1 sometimes a year is omitted, no ring I nre' as nan a dozen oi tne toe snowed
Fairly Warned. .   ; -.- -•*.—   ■-       .,   , , .
m „„,   ,_j ,„„,„ j»„„ „i„k k.^   from its horns,  so thc.t complete re-
ju^ropla^to0^^ C$oX\ fetiv'e' ^ ^ is °°™«™> ™> [
who presided over the soda fountain. | p      ' %
"Fade   away,"   murmured   the  fait j Traveling MP'i"
fizz   water  dispenser.     "No  wedding      _,, ,   .      \,  '.'      '. _   „
bells for you and the understand."     j     T,'<' .n,'w .Lab,,r ,Me,nber °'  Parl!n  I
"You love another?" he queried.      I ment ,,s "olnK. '">' ," ma"  we"  ln"
"S'pose I do." she retorted.  "What's '"J"",1'1 ."'"'V1 , hmP ,7'    Mr'   .,Velr
it to you, little boy?" Hordlfl ,,,w   ,ad  » d'ff"r,e"ce  with  a
n i*  "',,:," „„ ,   if' „„•,     ..„..,  gentleman   wh.i  has  made some    re-
Oh, nothing,    he said.      But you mnrkH ftbou, th? ohaJ,flote, o( his ln
themselves und took pot shots at the
two or
ine was
mechanically prepared to deliver another when the captain cried excitedly:
"Stop  shoot1    Stop    shoot!    Leave
some for de rear rank."
and won the premier honors and also Canadians ought
established a record by winning four tn'n8' however. Ih
finals in one day. Besides defeating
Champion Vesey in the open sinele
series he also turned down Toronto's
expert, McEacheran, in the finals
of the handicap scries, and along
with Ruby, another Ottawa player, he succeeded iii wresting the
championship in the round men's
double championship of Canada
series from the holders. Suckling
und Dunlo, of Montreal, Captain
Foulkes bus h'.id n brilliant career us
a tennis playei and is famous for his
many victories on the courts in England, South  Africa and Canada.
As Amended.
His Wife—Charity covers a multl*
tude of sins, they say.
Her Husband-Yes; It certainly docs,
especially  when It  begins at home.
are making tbe mistake of your life
in turning me down and allowing
them to fool you with 'something just
as good.' "
A   More   Peaceful   Ireland.
The Dublin Gazette contains a proclamation    announcing   that " King's .
county   has  ceased   to   be  disturbed,'
To Stamp  Out   Ha*ing.
MucMustor University  has resolved
to stump out the practice of hazing,
The  new  calendar of  the  university,
just   issued,   threatens    expulsion    to
dian  trip;  but  Mr.   Ilardio  is by  no; ll"* "''V1;'.',''   «ho  interferes  with  the
means the most traveled of the Labor   ■,''rs,,,",•l   »f   5',"  "',,"U'       " *,'"   '"
members.    Outside   Parliament    there    ^"""^      I    W 5    ,1 S°"      t^'
neon were caught by gentlemen of tho
arc still iu the Labor runks Mr.
Tom Mann, who hus settled in Australia, and Mr. Hen. Tillctt, who
spent souk time in the Colonies. Mr.
Will Crooks is about to gn on a tour
in Canada and  Australia.    That  is
second year, who subjected them to
the indignity of shaving their heads.
The MacMa.-ter Samsons now have
official protection.
A Many-Sided Man.
Sir John Quick, Australia's new
Postmaster-General, is a Cornishman
by birth, although nearly all his life
has been spent in Australia. He has
been many things in his time, including an engineer, a compositor, an engine-driver in a mine, and a reporter.
He then went to Melbourne University, where he took, his B.A., and became lew reporter on The Age. He
was called to the Victorian Bar, represented Sandhurst in the Assembly,
and took the degree of LL.D. at Melbourne University. He hes practiced
as a barrister, and has contributed
much to Australian literature".
and   ordering  the   discontinuance   of 1 far  cry  from  the   Loudon  workhouse I     _     .Y"!?' ,     ,        Scho°l5'
the   additional   police   force   after   a   of his early days.    The conception of i     Dr-  (l    H    Looke, public  librarian
month.    Similar   proclamations   have' the  Labor member  as a man    "who    Toronto,   urges   upon   t
been issued in regard to counties Lei- i only England knows" will be broken
down presently  by hard fact.i.
trim and Westmeath.
Postman's Long Service.
, An Imperial Service medal has lately been presented to Mr. Joseph Holt,
Coventry's (Eng.) olde'st postman, lor
long nnd fai'hful service. -The recipient served nearly thirty years, and
during that* time the population ol
the Warwickshire city bus grown from
37,670 to 91.000
Cost of a Dreadnought.
In the building and completing of a
Dreadnought, daily work is afforded
lor between 1,000 and 1,500 skilled
men. Of the total cost of $9,750,000,
about 70 per cent— *8,825,000~would
go in wages.
Green - A man can't do anything
without money.
Brown-That depends.
Green- Depends en what?
Brown—Tbe man. If bis credit Is
good be can get Into debt—Minneapolis Journal.
Church in Public Hou-e.
At the Staffordshire, Eng., Licensing
Sessions yesterday it was stated that
church services were held every week
at the Farmers' Arms, Sheldon. High
Olfley. The renewal of the license
for the house wus refused.
Photographs Policeman.
Ne, man can claim to have taken so
many photographs us   Sir  Benjamin
Stone,   M P.,  win, was present  at thee
opening of the  International   Photo
graphic Exhibition at Dresden. He
has photographed In China, the West
Indi'S, along the true, ic i] Amazon,
ieee-1 in Singa""*"". K'--"" have been
glad to pose to him, and his cillcclion
ol royalties is unique. Apropos of Ins
fame us n photographer, the- following
amusing incident Is recalled, A policeman on duty at the House noticed
«[(   ,.ll',r|/   plentner-e.-l'-T   ••[(raeleiec   up
and down.    Concluding that Sir Ben-
and determining to indulge in photo-
. i, -• constable approached
him: "Do you take many likenesses?"
he asked. ",.\ inree, number," renlioH
Sir Benjamin. "Would you take me
standing here as 1 am, in my uni
form?" No sooner said than done,
and in two days the aristocratic pho-
tographeicc handed the policeman the
I'isle-rt print. "Uin," grumbled the
reoli""nien "I'v" seen better finish** '
picti res than this. Never mind, old
uiOi , e h make this do " and handed
tbe M.r. sixpence.
Seagram Beaten by the Excise.
People up nrounil Wuterloo tell an
anecdote illustrating the quickness of
icpartee in Mr. Joseph Seagram, the
well-known distiller and horseman.
Some years ago be gave a picnic lo
all the numerous employes of his
establishment and to many of bis
constituents in North Waterloo. Midway in the proceedings the fun commenced to hang fire, and Mr Seagram
asked  one of  his  guests.   Mr.   Powell,
the collector of  Inland  Revenue   at
Guelph, what he had better do to
liven us matters The latter sm/gest-
ed that he and "Joe" run a foot nice.
This was agreed to and the word was
passed around. Tine race' aroused
much interest nnd the Government
official   was an easy  victor,
"Well, ' i-ii'el Mr. Seagram, as he
wiped the perspiration f'eetn I is brow
and g'et his breath hack, "that was the
lirst time I ever was beaten by ihe
Excise and  I  knew   it."
Eager Lady.
31m—I started to propose to Miss
Jones last night but 1 was Interrupted.
Joe-Tougb luck, old man! What Interrupted you?
Jim—Why. sbe accepted me before I
was half through-Cleveland Leader.
A tnll man. impatiently pacing the
platform of a wayside station, accosted a boy of about twelve.
"S-s-say." be said, "d-d do y-you know
h-hhow late this train Is?"
The boy grinned, but made no reply
The man stuttered out something about
kids ln general nnd passed Into the
A stranger asked the boy why he
hadn't answered the big man.
. _  pon   the   people  the
necessity for trade schools to elevate
the industrial status of the country.
There is much to he said for these
institutions, but their establishment
involves some serious problems. To
he useful they must he thoroughly efficient. Any system nf trade schools
should be under provincial management and should be maintained at
provincial   expense,—Hamilton Times.
Safe  on  the  Railway. The Unexpected.
A  well  known humorist entered an       He had asked the rich niiiii for his
English railway enrringe in which was   petted daughter,
one of those ladies who travel in con- I     |.-„r  „   ln„lll0nt   nI.   wns  gt|1,_     T,„.
father   slowly   turned   bis   head   and
stant fi-ar of collisions.    At every jolt
or sudden stop she criad out: "Have
we left the rails?    Is  it  an  accident? ,
Are we going lo he killed?"    Her fel- '
low  passenger paid  no attention, but'
remained   wrapped  in  silence.
Presently   the   lady  s .iel   to   him,
"Are you  not afraid of  railway  acci- I row."
dents?"    "Not   I,   madam,"   answered ;     rj.|,e     0^
he,  reassuringly.    "It   has  been   pre-   „.„..„„
Railway Charters.
Out of 206 railway charters granted
by the Canadian Parliament In the
Wl years ended 1909, only 28 have re-
-ult'-e! in any construction, 8G hnve
lapsed and the others have received
extensions ol time. Exclusive of the
Canadian Pacific. Grand Trunk Pacific and ( ana.linn Northern, the chart-
erf granted culled lor 63,t*OU unices
Mrs. Suburbs..
Each spring, as busy as a bee,
He»r Power seeds ahe'll sow.
Now In each back yard one criy mm
The woman with  the hoe.
stared out of the nearest window, and
the young mnn noted that his face
had suddenly grown sad and haggard
"I deeply regret" he said, "that my
request  has caused you so much snr-
maii     suddenly     looked
Municipal  Ownership  of  Cemeteries.
Yli'iipa's newest project hi the field
cif muni, ipnl ownership Is a decidedly
picturesque and Interesting one. a cemetery In the forest. Every effort will
he mnde to preserve the sylvan chnr-
icter of the spot. The city council will
insist   thnt   all   the   gravestones   nnd
"You  don't  suppose   I  Veel   bad   on j monuments shall be nf artistic design.
"D-d-d'ye wnnter see me g-g-get me j dieted   that   1   sliull  die  on  the  scaf-
him."-Everybody's. i station. » THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
► •Me****** *********************
Ladies of Hosmer
We will hold our
Spring Opening of
Novi-Modi Costumes and Gowns on
Saturday, March
12th, 1910
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
Hide your little hammer!
II. A. Marx was in Lethbridge
on Tuesday.
Ed. Taylor, of Fernie, was in
town yesterday,
Judge Cole is siding up his
building on Front street.
Missouri Bill is now driving
a brewery wagon at Michel.
Frank Labelle went on a trip
to Crow's Nest on Wednesday.
Don't forget the Board of
Trade meeting, Monday night.
J. F. Richey was a visitor to
Frank on business on (Sunday.
Dr. McSorley and wife of
Michel, left last week for England.
Thomas Cole left last week
for Creston, whore his family
Mrs. R. W. Rogers left the
hospital on Tuesday much improved.
C. J. Bulger, the Michel constable passed through Hosmer
E. C. Bush, of Spokane, was
registered at the Hosmer Hotel
on Sunday.
Miss Brunner and Miss Gardiner were visitors in Fernie on
Miss Annie Oulette is visiting
her sister, Mrs. R, Wilson, of
The   Hubert   Meikle    Concert
Co, at the opera hot
March 11th.
Flatter n man if you want
him to have implicit faith in
your judgement,
Mrs. A. 15. Campbell and Mis*
Lottie Pitblado were Fernie
visitors on Monday.
Beattie Mills and MissMenuie
were visiting friends in Lethbridge on .Sunday.
The infant son ol it*, nnd
Mrs. Frank S. Woods, died Mo-
day) Tursday, March 10th. The
funeral will bo held to morrow
afternoon al .'J o'clock.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets invariably bring
relief to women suffering from
chronic constipation, headache,
biliousness, dizziness, sallowness
of tho skin and dyspepsia. Sold
by all druggists."
Things will be real lively
here this summer, the Hon. Mr.
Saulsbury has arrived.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Digby, of
Fernie, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs, A. Mathieson.
John Sorkee is improving.
He thinks a trip to Banff would
fix him all right again.
Don't forget the Robert
Meikle Concert Co. to-morrow
night at the opera house.
Don't forget the Robert
Meikle Concert Co. to-morrow
night at the opera house.
Walter E. Josey, formerly of
Camp No. 7, is now officiating
as bead "chef" at the Hosmer
Dr. John Barber, treasurer
of the Elk Valley Development
Co., Ltd., of Fernie, was in town
hist week.
C. J. Tyler, of Denver, has
accepted a position as assistant
manager of the C. N. P. C. Co.
at Michel.
A meeting of the managers of
the Presbyterian church, was
held in tbe store of A. Mathieson last week.
G. S. O'Connell, of Calgary
and T. J. Bossens, of Winnipeg,
wero registered at the Pacific
Hotel on Monday.
Mis. C. P. Higgins, Mrs. H. F.
McLean, Mrs. A. McL. Fletcher,
Miss McLaughlin were Fernie
visitors on last Monday.
For .Sale—Three head of delivery     horses     .'ind    harness.
Burns & C<
Friday, Apply to I
I mer, B. C.
W. A. McQuarrie, representing the well-known Paulin
Chambers Co.. Lid., of Winnipeg, was in town on Tuesday.
The Robert Meikle Concert
Co. at the opera house, Friday,
March Mill.
Passenger train No. '.
through on Wednesdi
,-i • a double   1 rain.    Tin
wit cli
The Len ton Tea at Mrs. Jar-
vis' was quite a success. The
many ladies attending think
Mrs. Jarvis makes an ideal
Trains from the main line
have been using the "Crow"
route owing to the slides on
Rogers Pass.
Go to old, re! iable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. lltf
Mrs. Alix Mari'inziua nee
Marie Oliveii, wbo was a former resident of Hosmer, died at
the hospital in Cranbrook on
Friday, March 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lee arrived this morning from Tyni-
month, Eng. Mr. Lee is a
brother of the pastor of tho
Methodist church.
Lost—on Tuesday afternoon
Feb. 8th. a Waltham watch in
gold cuse. A reward will be
paid it returned to this office.
A switch engine is now
stationed in the Hosmer yards.
Owing to the increased amount
of work it was found impossible
to do without one.
The next Lenton tea wiil be
held at the residence of Mrs.
C. B. Winter on Tuesday afternoon, March 15th. Mrs. Wintor
desires all her friends to be pro-"
Next to a baby show there is
nothing excites so much interest amongst the ladies as a
baking competition. The Times
hope.-, the judges enjoyed themselves,
A meeting will be held in tho
school house on Saturday evening for the purpose of organizing a foot ball team'for the
coining season. Come at 8
The tegular monthly meeting
of the Hosmer Board or Trade
will be held on Monday night,
March I lib at the Pacific Hotel
sample room.    Il is lupod   that
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold a basket social
in the Odd Fellows hall on
Wednesday, March 23rd.
In the production of gold
Canada stands eighth among all
the countries. It is the third
greatest producer of silver, and
in the yield of nickel it has no
Louie Lanchee says' that
"rheumatiz come back by gosh."
We think that Louie is looking
for an excuse to make another
trip to Banff There must be
some fine looking girls up
there, Louie!
Canada's trade for the month
of January totalled fifty-one
million dollars, an increase of
thirty per cent, over the corresponding month last year. The
figures for the first ten months
of the fiscal term show a big
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
Word comes from Coal Creek
that No. 0 mine has been closed. Beaver Deeps, which is
notorious for its gigantic
bumps, is also closed. As a
consequence there are a large
number of men idle.
Ed. Gardineer and Miss Cameron of Cranbrook, were united
in the "holy bonds" by the Rev.
Lee at 8.30 on Wednesday
evening. This affair smacked
some of the young Lochinvar
business and they came up
from the West too.
Miss J. Archibald is now
working, at Mrs. McMeekin's.
.Vliss Archibald is a trained mill-
i ior, having had considerable,
experience at the D. McColl establishment of Toronto and is a
graduate of the McDowell
school of millinery.
There is more joy in a printing office over one sinner that
pays in advance and abuses the
editor on every occasion possible than there is over ninety
and nine who borrow the paper
and sing its praises, without
contributing a cent to keep it
out of the sheriff's hands.
A meeting was held at the
school house on Monday night
to consider the advisability of
taking steps to form a school
library. Very little interest
seems to be taken in the matter. With regard to the opening of the new school, it was
decided to open it with an at
The Methodist Ladies Aid
intend holding a grand Cob-
Web social and supper on Monday evening March 21th. This
social will be held either in the
Opera House or the Odd Fellows hall. A most attractive
evening is being arranged, and
those who are acquainted with
the good qualities of the now
famous Methodist socials can
depend upon one of the best.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets are safe, sure and
reliable, aud have been praised
by thousands of women who
have been restored to health
through their gentle aid a"nd
curative properties. Sold by
till druggists.
Robert Meikle Concert Co.
Robert Meiklie the eminent
baritone, assisted by a concert
company including Frank
Lloyd, singing comedian; Miss
Juanita Badgley, dramatic
reader and Miss Nellie Malcolm
solo pianiste, will appear under
the auspices of the Hosmer
Orchestra, Friday, Marchll th.
Reserved seats on sale at
The Fernie City Police Have a New Way
Of Rounding; Up Some Bad Chinks
The Fernie city  police  made
a raid on the Chinese houses at
the north end of Victoria Ave.
last    week     and   rounded   up
twenty Chinese < who were en-
! gaged at  the  fascinating  Fan-
| tan pastime, and marched them
I to the city jail.
J    Thev presented a queer sight
;,tt '""■''   wi"   be   l,r,'j marching along with their ques
j tied together.
Medicines that aid nature are Ace you frequently hoarse? How Foon, a wealthy China-
always most successful, ('ham- Do you have that annoying man of the town bailed them
berlain's Cough Remedy acts tickling in your throat? Does ' out and the keeper of tlie house
on this plan. It loosens the your cough annoy you at night, where the game was going on
cough, relieves the; lungs, opens and do you raise mucus in the Comes up tomorrow on a charge
the secretions and aids nature morning? Do you want relief? ! of keeping a gambling den, and
in   restoring  the  system   to  a j If so, take Chamberlain's Cough   the other nineteen wiil have to
engine to Fernie- to I
to the Crow summit.
Ip her up I a fill
I sent.
healthy condition,
Sold bv  all
Remedy and
ed.    Sold by
be   pleas-
all druggists.
appeal* before
the   magistrate
Bread Baking (Competition.
The baking competition at A.
Mathieson's caused'quite a ripple of excitement among the
ladies of the town on Saturday last. The competition was
for the best bread baked with
the Seal of Alberta, "The Faultless" Flour. The following ladies entered the contest:
Mrs. John Bright, Mrs. S.
Yavorak, Mrs. John Beeby,
Mrs. Jas. Ay re, Mrs. F. C. Wild-
man, Mrs. R. J. Conn, Mrs. R.
J. Cole, Mrs. J. W. Morris, Mrs.
J. S. Musgrove, Mrs. John Hov-
an, Mrs. Pondaluk and Mrs. A.
Miller. The bread exhibited all
looked so good that the judges
would need acute power of discrimination and they finally decreed that Mrs. Hovan received
the first prize, Mrs. John Bright
second and Mrs. Musgrove third.
The competition will take
place every Saturday during
March and ladies who have
taken one prize will be debarred from further competition.
The judges were S. Slinn and
Fred Cox.
Strang*   Farming   Carried   an   Aiding
the British Coast.
It ia not known generally tbat etut>
tleflah are cultivated on eome fanni
in order to be "milked." Theae
cuttlefish farms are located on parte
of the British coast, and the cuttlefish are kept in tanks or ponds to b*
milked of their ink.
The pond or wink is connected with
the aea by a pipe, and a thousand
« more cuttlefish are kept in a single one. They form a most curious
sight aa they move about trailing
their long arms and staring ont of
their bulging eyes.
They are guarded by screens, whiob
prevent them from being scared, for
if they are suddenly frightened the
etmttleflsh will squirt their milk into
the water, and it would therefore be
lost. This fluid, or milk, is tstt
valuable, and each cuttlefish will
yield about $4 worth a year: It is
secreted in a bag. which can be opea-
ed and closed at will, the cuttlefish
ejecting the fluid to darken the water
so that it may escape unseen when
attacked. The boot cuttlefish are procured in China, where for some reason or other they produce the best
quality of milk.
When the farmer considers it opportune tn milk t'ie cttleflsh he pro-
eDeeds by openinc Ihe sluices of the
pond and gently agitating the water.
The cuttles then swim around the
pond, and as soon as one passes
through the sluice is closed. The cuttle passes down n small channel into
a basin or me'n! recentacle. and as
soon as it Is sec* rely there the water
is drained off. Tt is then friehtened
and at once squirts ths fluid from
the bag. Whpn it i« exhai'f'nd 1!
is lifted out, the milk is collected,
and the basin is p*-epa*-ed for another
Lowery's Upper Stope
A man can look a long ways
back if his path is lighted with
Opportunity sometimes has to
kick a man before it can waken
him up.
Too many men try to build a
sky-scraper on a one-story
The church has no monopoly
of hypocrisy.
He is a stingy man who will
not give you a smile.
A square deal is not to be expected of the man who is always dodging round the
A girl imagines that she
would be happy if she only had
enough different colored slippers to match her stockings.
Nothing is mysterious if you
understand it.
Ophelia says to keep smiling, for even a sick dog will
wag its tail.
Breathe more, eat less and
pay the printer and you will
always be in heaven.
Too many virtues in a man
are apt to make his friends
long for a few vices.
There is no graft in British
politics, but it may come at
some time in the future. Joe
Martin is now safely anchored
in the British house of commons.
The working man who invests $10 a month in a million
or million and a half company,
the only asset of which is a
hole in the ground from 10 to
100 feet deep, or a town lot
that he has never seen deserves
to lose his money. Capitalists
will jump at any proposition
that shows possibilities of large
dividends. The fake promoter
lives upon the inexperienced.
Twenty head work horse(J
for sale, 1200 to 1500, aj|
in geed working ccnditiolj
Apply to
West Canadian Collieries, Lt
Bath Room;
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at 'j
Pete's Barber She!
Front St., Hosmer
Italian Stor
Cusano & Jioia, Props.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccos
Front Street Hosmer, r*J
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The Bread Baking Contest
"The Faultless FlourVl
Demonstrated its many good qualities by the great showing of bread last Saturday]
First Prize—One 98 lb. sack of Seal of Alberta,
Faultless Flour"
Second Prize-
Faultless Flour"
-One 49 lb. sack of Seal of Alberta,  "The
Third Prize—One 24 lb. sack of Seal  of Alberta,
Faultless Flour''
The prizes will be distributed in our store on Saturday,  March 5th; Saturday,
March 12th; Saturday, March 19th and Saturday, March 26th at 5 o'clock in  :&'
afternoon.    Judges will be selected by R. W. Rogers.    No person will be allowed
prizes twice.
WE GIVE THESE PRIZES for the reason that we are certain that the slogan
the Calgary Milling Company are so fond of applying to their Seal of Alberta, viz:
"The Faultless Flour," is fully upheld by the product.
We are the sole agents for this Flour in Hosmer
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.


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