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Read our ad
on   the back
A. Mills & Son
Our ad on the
back page will
interest you.
A. Mills & Son
Volume II.
The Hosmer
Book Store
Unionists Are Still Leading in
the English Constituencies
Eiderdown Quilts, regular prico $6.00	
Bed Comforters, regular price $1.00	
Bed Comforters, regular price $3.00	
Pine White Saxony Blankets, nine lbs., regular price
Ladie's Fancy Moccasin Slippers, regular price $1.00 .
Children's Felt Slippers, Romeo's, regular prico $1.25.
Ladie's Felt Boots, regular price $2.50	
Ten only, Boys' Reefer Coats, regular price $4.50	
Seven only Boys' Heavy Tweed Suits, regular price $
Sale price $4.80
Sale price 3.20
Sale price 2.40
Sale price   5.00
 Sale price   1.30
 Sale price   1,00
 Sale price   2.00
... ."7,. Sale price   3.00
00 Sale price   4.00
Opera House Block G. H. MARLATT
For Sale only by
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.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Anyjcind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class stylo
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The returns from the elections which took place on Saturday are not decisive as to the
general result, but they clearly
| show that neither side may look
for an emphatic victory: It is
unavoidable but that they
should suggest the question
whether England is not losing
her power of decision in a great
In the constituencies contested the Unionists have made
very heavy gains both in the
seats captured and in the reduction of majorities. But the
gains do hot indicate a sufficient
strength to provide a government based upon Unionist
It looks very much at present
as though the result of the election would be a compromise
government from which Loyd-
George and Winston Churchill
would be eliminated on the one
side and tariff reform postponed
on the other. Such an outcome
would be by no means disagreeable to the tariff reformers.
Tho chancellor of the exchequer of such a government
would have such a hopeless task
in front of him that the great
issue between tariff reform and
the principles of the budget
must come to the front as the
main question.
Even in so far as the election
has now gone one thing is perfectly certain. That is the complete safety of the house of
lords! On an issue in which
that assembly challenged the
house of commons, the verdict
of the people has gone considerably in its favor. Even if the
present government were returned to power, it could not
attack the existence or powers
of the second chamber. Aud so
far as the amendment of its
constitution is concerned, the
really representative aud working peers are as eager for that
as anybody else.
Of the five Canadians before
the British electors two were
unsuccessful, Hamar Greenwood
being ousted from his seat in
York although Arnold Runtree,
his Liberal running mate, was
elected. Shirley Ben was also
defeated by John Burns in
Battersea. Jos. Martin was elected for East St. Pancras, over
W, R. Preston1 by a handy
majority, while Bonar Law,
Unionist, and J. Allen Baker,
Liberal were returned for the
Dulwieh and Central Finsbury
divisions of the metropolis respectfully.
An enormons crowd gathered
in Trafalgar Square on tho announcement of Lord Bereford's
success at Portsmouth was
cheered widely for several minutes.
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
class. All modern improvements. Transent rates $1
per day, special rates by the week
Front St. Hosmer, B. C.
The Returns Are- the Best Ever
Shown in This Rich Province
Coal Mine Operators in Calgary
. A meeting of the Western
Coal Operators' Association was
held in Calgary, last Thursday
afternoon. It v)as attended by
owners from all over the province. The meeting was for the
purpose of electing officers for
the ensuing year and the transaction of such routine business
as may come before it. The
only B. C. camp which is represented was the one at Hosmer,
which is represented by Lewis
Mine Workers' Convention
The following call has been
To the Local Unions in District
No. 18, U. M. W/ of A.
Greeting: You ara. hereby notified that the seventh annual
convention of District 18, U. M.
W. of A., will be held in the
Labor Temple, Lethbridge, commencing at 10 a. m., Wednesday, February 2nd, 1910.
Your delegate or delegates
are kindly requested to obtain
a railroad certificate in order
that arrangements may be
made to get reduced rates.
Your attention is respectfully
invited to Art. 8, Sees. 2 and 3,
district constitution, which explains matters pertaining to the
W. B. PoWfltA, Prest.
A. J. Carter, Secty.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rootfts
Main St., Hosmer
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State of parties (including acclamations):
Liberals  08
Unionists  120
Laborists  19
Nationalists     28
Fireman Win the Hockey Gamo
In an interesting game of
hockey at the Hosmer rink,
last Sunday afternoon, the Fireman's team defeated the Town
boys by a score of 3 to 1. The
best featuro of the game was
the work of T. Spoors, who
occupied the position of goal
keeper for the Town team.
Following is the line-up:
Leithauser Goal
Peanault Point
Grant C. Point
Cornett Center
Gordon   L. Wing*
McDonald  R. Wing
Spears Goal
Hiltz    Point
I Cox C. Point
! Chamberlain Center
I McDougal L. Wing
j Dunsmuir R. Wing
An Astonishing Story Concerning the
Now Discredited Arctic Explorer
At Copenhagen Ex-Governor
Muller of Greenland last week
told the following story:
"In 1891 Dr. Cook's Arctic expedition on the steanier Miranda was stranded in Greenland. Governor Muller offered
Dr. Cook assistance to continue
the voyage aud invited him to
the governor's residence. At
the house Dr. Cook noticed two
eider duck rugs and wanted to
buy them. The governor reluctantly acceded and Dr. Cook
wrote a cheque for $500. The
cheque was returned endorsed,
'No account.' Then the governor tried to collect the
amount of the cheque through
tho Danish consulate in New
York. At first Dr. Cook refused to acknowledge the claim,
but ultimately he paid one-third
of the amount."
RETURNS TO-DATE Hold  * Very Enjoyable Smoker and       FOR 1909 IN B. Cl
Elect Officers for Ensuring Year
The Fernie Conservative association held their annual
meeting for the election of
officers on last Friday night,
at Fernie in Bruce's hall. It
was followed by a most on
joyable and successful smoker,
which was well attended. The
following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: Hon
president, Hon. Richard Mc-
Bride; Hon. vice-president, W.
R. Ross, K. C.j president, A. B.
Trites; vice-president, J. Marshall ; secretary, J. Lowe. An
executive committee of twenty
members was also appointed.
For tbe associated associations of the Fernie Riding, the
following were appointed: A.
B. Trites, Fernie; W.T. Watson,
Hosmer; G. B. Stedman, Michel
Their were quite a number of
Conservatives from Hosmer,
among whom were the following: Robert Gourlay, W. Simmons, Geo. McMurren, John
Wyhe, E. I. Bennett, Joe
Crooks, Fred Oakes, W. T.
Watson, G. Slater, W. Robson,
and L. E. Drummond.
According to the estimate of
the Nelson News, prepared by
E. Jacobs, of Victoria, tho product of the province for 1909 is:
Placer gold, 30,000 ounces, value
$1300,000; lode gold, 250,000
ounces value $5,167,500. Total
value, $5,767,500, Silver, 3,000,
000 ounces, value $1,470,000.
Lead, 46,000,000 pounds, value
$1,748,000. Copper, 41,000,000
pounds, value $5^289,000. Zinc,
270,000 pounds, value $500,000.
Total metallic output, $14,771,
500. Coal, 1,940,000 tons, value
$6,790,000. Coke 277,000 tons,
value $1,662,000. Building materials, etc., $1,200,000. Total
value of production, $24,426,500.
as against $23,851,277 in  1809.
The aggregate value of British Columbia mineral production for the past 11 years is
shown to be $350,000,000, made
up as follows: Gold, $126,317,000;
silver, $23,298,000; copper, $55,
242,000; other metals, $991,000;
coke and coal. $102,782,000;
building   materials,   $9,093,000.
Editor Jacobs says: "Looking
at the situation as a whole it
may. be fairly claimed that the
mining and metallurgical industries of British Columbia are in
a generally more satisfactory
position today than at any previous time in their history."
The editor adds that his figures
will later be found under rather
than above the official revised
figures. The review occupies
many columns and covers till
sections of the province.
Hired Man Confesses That He Chloroformed Victims and Set House Afire
The Post Despatch, St Louis
Mo,, prints a story to the effect
that Ray Lamphere, who died a
few days ago in the Indiana
penitentiary at Michigan City,
while serving a term for setting
fire to the home of Mrs. Belle
Gunness near there, did not
carry the secrets of the Gunness
churnel farm to the tomb with
him. When he believed death
near, he unburdened himself
with a self-confession which
clears the Gunness mystery.
Th* alleged confession shows
that Mrs. Gunness is dead, that
she and her three children were
chloroformed by Lamphere,
who was robbing the house,
and all four were burned to
That Jennie Olcson was not
murdered by Mrs. Guiines several months before the fire, but
was chloroformed and burned
to death like the rest; that
Lamphere had a woman acconi-
plico in the robbery venture;
that the chloroform used was
part of a quantity, that hat}
been bought by Lamphere for
Mrs. Gunness to kill three men.
Lamphere's confession established the fact Mrs, Gunness is
dead. The adult body found in
the smoking ruins of the
Gunness farm house anioung
the cedars on McClung road |
wus the body of Mrs. Belle i
Gunness. She was in a deep
sleep that the chloroform induced when smoke crept up
through the crevices and smothered her and the children.
Fire Brigade Masquerade Ball
Friday night, Feb. 4th.
A Fine Assortment of Eating Apples
Bananas, Navel Oranges, Lettuce, Celery
and a Shipment of Fresh Chocolates
Fruiter and Confectioner Main Street
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to select that make of piano of which you may bo JUSTLY
proud not only when it is new, but also after you have
used it many, many years. Buy the kind that not only
IS good but REMAINS good.
M. W. ELLEY, District Manager
Miners' Opera House Block
Fernie, B. C
I was in a house last week where
they had three nickel alarm clocks.
One had lost its bell, the other its
legs, the third was so clogged with
dust it couldn't tell the truth.
There should be one more alarm
clock in that house and that's an
IRONCLAD.—It's knockproof, it's
dustproof, it rings to beat the band.
A new shipment just in.
Bennett   Bros.
Near C. P. R. Depot
IMain .Street
Capital All Paid Up $11,100.000 Host $12,000,000
Kt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount   Royal,  0. C. M. O,
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. G,, President.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice President and General
Branches in Biutish Columbia
Aruutrontr, Ohilltwaok, Eudoi'by, Oroonwood, Hosmor, Kolowtm, Nolson New Denver
Nicolii, Nuw \Vo8luilngUir, Rossldnd .Su irlnnd, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria,
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of SI anil upward received. Intercut allowed nt current rates und paid
half yearly, Tlie dopositor is subject lo no delay whatever in tbo withdrawal ot tho
whole or any part of Uie deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meals, Kresli Fish, Game and Poultry. 2
Wo supply only the boat. Your trade solicited. Markets J
in all tliu principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia,   }
Statement of the Crow's Nest Coal Company.
The Toronto Globe's annual survey of financial and commercial affairs gives the following table of coal and coke production of the Crow's Nest Puss Coal Co. to-date; also the
profits of the company from its start with cash dividends :
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Goal production
1808       8,068
1800    110,200
1000    220,118
1002  111,231
loo:;  001,118
1004  742,210
1005  831,210
4000  800,001
1007  081,930
1908  081,015
1909  880,000
Coko made
from Coal
$ 47,810.12
Calgary Cattle Co. Calgary Cattle Co. |
310,418.05; *****************************************************>
350,000.00 _______________ _—. . ——-—
Klo Rubber Stamps at Hosmer Times Office
He Managed to Dodge Both Work
and Matrimony.
By   H.   S.   FRANK.
[Copyright. 1909, by American Tress Association.J
Gnbe was lying upon bis back, bis
bauds clasped under bis bead, gaziug
unthinkingly at tbe sky. He was twenty-live years old aud barefooted.
Overhead a buzzard Boated upon motionless wings, aud Gabe's eyes followed it as far as tbey could without
causing bis bead to move.
if be bad any thought that was strong
enough to be called an ambition it was
lo be a buzzard, for a buzzard was not
forced to flap its wings to fly.
Times had been going somewhat hard
with him of late. Kor one thing he
had had to think, and the prospect was
that before long he might have to do.
Cooner's daughter was now of age,
and tbe understanding between the
families had been that some time after
Mary Bel was old enough these two
should marry In order to save the
seven acres on one side of the slope
being separated from the nine acres
which Joined and crept over aud down
the other side.
Conner was arbitrary, and Gabe's father, under the Influence of Cooner,
would be just us despotic.
Then Mary Bet was pretty—there
was no denying that—and more than
once Gabe's heart had thumped tire-
siiniely In her presence, in thnt state
he hnd even looked about ber cabin
critically, It may be hopefully.
But Mary Bet did not like work herself. He had found the ux lying beside three or four uncut branches ber
father had dragged In nnd the sevpn
or eight chickens pecking about without n sign of coop or shelter.
By ibat time his heart was again
beating tranquilly, nnd he had viewed
the scene wilh dispassionate forethought. Married to Mary Bet he
would have to cut wood and perhaps
make chicken coops and it might be
would even have to plant a corn aud
potato patch.
The thought, made permanent by
the persistent hints of Coouer and bis
father, had harassed him for days
past, and this morning, feeling the
need for absolute, untbiuklng rest, he
bad come out to this sunny spot where
be could lie iu bis favorite attitude,
with his bands clasped under his bead.
But alas for plans! As tbe buzzard
flouted slowly beyond view aud tbe
unthinking eyes following it began to
grow dreamy and heavy there came a
sudden rasping interruption. It was
Cooner admonishing his father.
"1 tell ye," tbe strident voice was
•dying, "this thing's goin' on too slow,
fust we know somebody 'II be steppin'
In, an' then where'll our two estates
be? Divided. There's I hit Bill Tanner already comin' up lo see Bet an'
the 'low-lir blm.
"Pshaw: He'd be for carryln' her
way down to bis cabin In tbe valley,
nn' likely 's not they'd be for sellln'
my seven acres some day. I tell ye.
Mose, ye must be Btirrln' up On be.
He's a good boy nnd won't never be
goin' off, an' if lie's got a single wicked habit I've never heerd on It.
"I'll see the preacher this very day
an' hnve him come up In I wo weeks.
We'll have '"in ready by that time. I'll
have to get Bet some new shoes, an'
ye must see about Cube's getlin' bis
luilr cut. It's pretty toler'ble long nn'
untidy for a weddin'. An' we'd better
be nskin' all the folks to come."
Gnbe hail forced himself as deep as
possible Into the leaves, nnd he lay
wilh baled breath until the voices a"d
footsteps had died nway toward Coon-
er's cabin.
Then he groaned and removed his
hands slowly and despairingly from
beneath his bend. He must think and
think quickly and hard or he would be
Bill Tanner wns peeling bark In the
valley. He was a worker—not in the
ordlnnry acceptance of the word perhaps, but from the slope point of view.
Gnbe went to him there.
"Hello. Bill." he begau affably. "Get-
tin" quite a heap, ain't ye?"
Bill nodded grullly. He had no objection to Gabe personally—only that
be was welcome at the Cooner cabin,
aud thnt was enough.
"Hello," he responded.    "But  I 'low
ye'd better come some other day.    I'm
too busy to talk now."
"That's   all   right."   graciously.     "I
don't mind seeln' folks work.   Comln'
up tonight?"
"Cooner's. of course,"  with a  grin
"But there's no need to get mad. Bill,"
at  the  look on  the other's  face.    "I
ain't here to plague ye.   I come down
to  sell   my  tnter patch.    What'll  ye
It was Bill's turn to grin. ,
"I've heerd 'bout tbnt tater paten,
he said. "It's two acres, an' old Cooner plowed it with bis mule, an' your
dad planted It all b.r himself, an' ye
was lu do I be hoein* an diggiu*. I
doU'l l> lleve ye've struck a lick lu It
"I don't b'lleve I have." acknowledged Gabe frankly. "But what II ye
"Why. I thought they was your wed
din' inters," said Bill wonderingly. "I
heerd Cooner say tbere'd be forty
bushels nn' thut ye could sell Iweuty
an' have twenty for a winter put by."
"Yes, I heerd bim say that myself."
smiled Gnbe. "But. see bere. BUI, I
iiin'i n-liinderin' of nobody. Bel likes
re betler'n she does me, an' ye like
her, an' Ibe wust thing her dad's got
ag'in ye is (hut ye'd take ber away.
He don't want her to leave. Now,
there's ten acres (but Joins him ou Ilia
other side, un' it t-nu be hud for ■J.'fo
1 heerd Ihe owner say so. Can ye raise
$30?" anxiously.
"I might pan of It and tbe rest wheu
tbls bark's done."
"Well." in a relieved tone, "ye git
It quick's ye can. The owner d take
half down and wait for the rest. He
■old me so. He tried to sell It to me.
but I didn't want no land to work.
"But ye must hurry. The preachers comin' up lu two weeks, an' ye
want to be ready. Old Coouer 'II be
ull right long's ye own ten aires J'inln'
an   two acres of tuters."
"Au' ye'll give up Bel?" Incredulously.
"Long's she likes ye besl. of course.
I ain't comin' In between nobody that
way. Bill."
Bill looked nt blm earnestly; then
his face cleared, and be extended his
"Ye're the best fellow thnt ever
wns." he cried heartily, "un' I'm sorry
for anything I've said or done. I'll be
your friend after lids. Now, what'll
ye lake for the taters?"
"Oh, that's all right," easily. "When
ye're married and settled up there I'll
let ye do the chores when 1 have any.
so 't won't cost ye nol bin' but work."
Gabe went directly to Cooner, draw
ing it long face.
"Thnt Bill Tanner's too smart for
me." he grumbled. "1 went down
there thlnkln' I could make u trade,
but he's got my taters an' I ain't got
n thing to show."
He waited long enough for his words
to have their full effect, then added:
"I b'lleve I'll go out to Mexico or
Muine or somewhere that way. The
only thing is it'll he right hard Tor Bet
to go so fur, but mebbe she can stand
"Bet go to Mexico or Maine!" almost
shrieked Conner. "Why, you-you
plumb Idiot. Bill Tanner's wutli a dozen of ye. Bet II stay right here. Now
ye be glttlu' off."
"But  1 thought"—
"Thought nothln'!" angrily. "Git
along with ye."
Gabe went with downcast head until
he got beyond tbe cabin. Then he be
gan lo chuckle.
Ills chuckles grew louder and louder
as he wideued the distance between
him and the cabin, and by the time he
had gone half u mile they had devel
oped Into roars of laughter.
In bis present mood, however,
laughter seemed all too Ineffective ns
nn expression of his feelings, and he
stood on his bend, turned u handspring
or two and then walked on his hands
for at least a dozeu feet along the
rough road.
Not In years had Gabe displayed one-
tenth of the energy he now expended.
He was very tired, however, whun
his paroxysm of Joy was over, and he
promptly sought n secluded uook In
the woods nnd took n long nap.
When he invoke nn hour later the
first audible sound he made was a
chuckle, and he continued in this merry mood until the outlines of the parental cabin were sighted.
Much of the next two weeks he
spent upon his back,' wttb bis race to
the sky.
But when the wedding day came be
wns among Ibe guests, smiling and
happy, with his hair cut In honor of
the momentous occasion.
Mary Bet drew blm aside at the
first opiiortunlty, her eyes moist wltn
grateful tears.
"Oh, Gabe." she whispered happily.
"I shan't ever forglt what ye've done
for Bill an' me. It was Hue the way
ye got round dad. nn' so smart. I-1
never s'posed ye had It lu ye. BUI told
rae all nbout It, an' we won't ever forglt. Ye must come Jest ns often as ye
can au' eat wltb us."
Small Courteniem That Mike Traveling
Lett    I ireionte.
l-'ie.pieiii tourney* taken Intel*? con-
viiii-e me. said ;i woman recently, that
what might he culled "train etiquette"
Is usually disregarded. For Instance,
ivby Is il necessary to elbow and
crowd to gel lu und out of a cm any
more than when occupying a sen alone
oue should act as though peii'onally
insulted when the vacant pluce beside
one Is taken?
One understands perfectly; of course,
thai each person would prefer to have
a whole seal to herself. Ol e never
finds un Individual going info a car
nnd sitting down beside n stranger
when there Is a whole seat vacant.
It Is fur more comfortable lo have
plenty of elbow room, not to mention
the privilege of twisting nnd turning.
Bui luxury of nils sort is so pronounced that il is n reason for running drawing room curs oi trains,
sometimes even ou short Journeys. In
these curs each person pays extra, and
not Infrequently ut n high rate to have
a seat alone- a more comfortable one,
to be sure, but primarily alone. When
there are no drawing room cars or
extra expense cannot be afforded It certainly becomes the purl of good breeding to make Ihe best nf the usual
conch and not act surly because some
one who ciiiinol afford a drawing room
sent sits on Ihe other half of the sent.
Courtesy necessarily betokens n certain grin loiisnoss of manner If not of
disposition, but It is one of the arts
of civilization that can be assumed.
tliou-.-h one has It tint. When cars of
suburban trains begin to All and tbe
late comers arrive It Is exceedingly
unnecessary to glower nt one who sits
beside a former occupant. The very
slightest effort will he elough lo keep
one well mannered under the circumstances.
It has been particularly noticeable to
me that Ihe simple little act of courtesy. "Is this seat liellig reserved?"
which Is asked nf the person already
occupying tlie bench. Is rarely omitted. Roth men and women employ It.
ns a rule, nnd It Is the first step toward train politeness. The next Is to
meet It in kind by replying graciously
and politely that It Is not or that It
Is when the latter Is the case. And
there should be no resentfulness In
the manner.
Unless a car Is well filled there Is no
reason why parcels should not be pot
ou n sent, but when trnin space begins
to he taxed It Is a selfish person who
leaves bags or bundles when* persons
should sit. .Inst as soon as the car
begins to fill pan-els should either be
put on the floor or lu the racks and
done. too. as though the act were a
willing one, not grudgingly.
J   W. Geddes at 51   Is Well Up With ; -j,r  E
the   Lads.
A record perhups unequalled in
litis country wus Blade a few day-'
ago when J. \v. Geddes oi Toronto',
despite his fifty-one winters, ran in
the Ward Marathon at Toronto, finished with-n, the limit and had
enough time tc spare to help a lad
who was suffering from the effects of
the long run.
Mr. Geddes has a long list of honors to his credit as the result of an
active athletic career. He was only
beaten by a few feet for first place
in the ten mile walk at Guelph three
or four years ago. He has been a
champion quoit pitcher, fancy roller
skater, rifle shot and jumper.
He is best remembered in Canada
°s the_ owner of the famous "Little
World," an entertainment with which
he travel d  some years ago.
Geddes it 51 years of age, and was
the oldest, man in the Toronto Marathon race, and for his pluck and endurance, combined with Ids age, J. J.
Ward presented him with a special
medal for being the oldest in the
race, besides the bronze medal that
is given to every runner thut finishes
within the time limit.
When all is taken into consideration, Geddes' time of 2.52 is pretty-
fair going. Geddes' time from the
exhibition out to the turn and back
to the H umber was 1 55. At this
stage of the rue-; he Btopped to get
some nourishment. He was starting
to leave the Humber when some
young boy ir distress 'rom the long
run cam-; along. Geddes started to
nurse the ooy along and gave him
some hot tea. He stayed with the
boy till they came to the Ocean
House and at this point the young-
ster said he was all right, and would
be able to continue the journey alone.
In doing this kind act Geddes lost
quite a few minutes, and it is the
impression of many that if the veteran had kept on running he would
have finished Bomewhere around the
forties instead of where he did. Geddes was in the best of condition when
he entered the exhibition track to
complete his last lap. His time for
the lap was 3 minutes flat, and that
ia stepping some after a grind of
twenty miles. Geddes is not disappointed with his showing. His aim
was to do the route as fast as pos
Bible, but do it within the three
hours. In a trial a couple of weeks
before the race tho veteran made the
round trip in 2.42, so if he had had
nobody to care tor in the Ward race
lie would certainly have lived up to
his trial time, and at that he was
eight minuses within the time limit,
his time being 2.52.
A Kick From th* Bachelors.
The sobranje of Bulgaria litis passed
a law Imposing a tax of about $3 a
year on -all unmarried men wbo nre
thirty years old or older. At Tlr-
novo. the ancient capital. It has been
a custom for ninny years to humiliate
unmarried men. On the Brat Monday
In Lent all marriageable men who bud
not selected life partners lu the carnival season were beaten on sight wilh
inflated pigs' bladders. The bachelors
always dreaded the day. while the girls
looked forward to It wilh pleasure.
Since the tax act has been passed the
bachelors have entered a formal protest against the continuance of tbe
practice. They say they will gladly
pay the tax. but want tbe chastisement
declared unlawful.
Mrs. Sofia T.nehlnger and Miss Helen
Murphy of Brooklyn are to edit the
new suffrage monthly, nnd they propose to hare It on sale at all newsstands.
At the recent convocation of the
state church In Finland it was decided
by n large majority to recommend that
full suffrage In church affairs should
he given to women and tbnt they
should be eligible for nil church offices.
The suffrage store kept open for one
week In Boston Is said to have proved
a great success. More than a thousand new Kivnatures were added to the
national suffrage petition and a large
quantity of literature, candy and cake
Mrs Blanche II Mason has been appointed assNtant slate factory Inspector for the state of Washington with a
salary of ¥1,200 u year. She was formerly a factory Inspector In Michigan
and has been district superintendent
of the Washington Children's' Home
society since she removed to the Pacific coast. She Is a widow with one
Miss Mary Evans. A. M.. Ut. D„ a
graduate o* Mount Holyoke. has resigned as president nf Luke Brie college. Palnesv.llle. O.. after a service of
forty years. She will be succeeded by
\flss Vivian Blanche Small, associate
professor In the I.ntln department of
Mount Holyoke. Miss Small was
graduated from Mount Holyoke In
ISfHI nnd received the master's degree
from tlie University of Chicago In
11*15. Kor ue vera I years she has been
assistant secretary of tbe National
Alumnae association nnd for two years
head of Mend ball, one of the dormitories at Mount Holyoke.
Japanese Building.
The Japanese begin building theft
bouses at the top. The roof Is built
first and elevated on a skeleton frame.
Thus It affords shelter to tbe work*
men from storms.
At one time among tne Greeks the
wearing of breeches Indicated slavery.
Dawn and Out.
She called herself a silly goose.
lie did not venture lo reply.
She moved a little closer then
And called herself a poose again.
Indulging In a soulful sigh.
She called herseir a foolish girl
And on his hnnd let her hand fall.
But still he had no word lo say
And was not. when he went away,
Requested to repeat  his call.
—Chicago Record-Herald.
A Local Sensation.
"I see you farmers are all buying
"We arc," admitted Farmer Whlf-
fletrce. "and you can believe it or not,
but my hired man has developed
enough energy to be pinched for speeding."— Louisville Courier-Journal.
Indian GM to Write American Play.
Kiiima Itaincl. a full blooded Indian,
hns become possessed of tbe ambition
to write "ihe great American play."
She Is a graduate of Carlisle and live
In Scuttle. She Intends to give all her
time lu the ne.tt two years to work on
i piny which she believes wilt be
•American in Ihe biggest Heuse." Miss
Unhid Ibnika Ihe "great American
play" should Intve Indians and white
settlers as principals, and she will
swing the action around u mixed group
of I his kind. She hits selected Seattle
its her home because she thinks thai
In Ihe far west only Is to be found
the spirit which animated the pioneers
who pushed the cout;ti'j's frontier to
tlie Pacific, She has arranged ••- visit
Indian villages in I lie west of this
country and also In Camilla In search
of material or "atmosphere" Miss
Rnlncl wus graduated from Carlisle
with high honors.
Placing the Order.
"Wo''s yourn?" asked the waiter ol
a quick lunch natron.
"I'otighmits and black coffee," was
the reply.
And the waiter sent in the order tn
ihe cook by wireless. "One io tbe dark
III' two lubber lives."
How R. J. Fleming of Toronto Heard
All About Himself.
The other morning R. J. Fleming,
manager ot the Toronto Railway Co.,
was rolling down Avenue Road on
his way to business when he observed a solitary woman walking in the
same direction, and looking as if she
might appreciate a lift on the road.
At least thut is what the manager
thought, so he got the chauffeur to
slow up, and hailing the woman he
put on his most genial smile and
asked her if he might carry her some
distunce on her way.
Nothing loith, the woman entered
the car. She Sat * alone on the seat
at the rear capable of holding three,
and enjoyed  herself immensely.
"Let her out a little," whispered
R. J. to the chauffeur, and the latter
opened up, and shot the car down
the incline at a speed that would have
made u policeman hasten after, had
there been one in the vicinity.
"My, but that's grand; it's the first
time I've ever been in one, and I am
enjoying it. It's a good deal better
than those trolley cars. I tell you
the way Fleming runs that system is
a disgrace. I don't know how he
ever got the job, but I don't believe
he'll hold it long. Take that Arthur
street business, for instance—"
"Let her out again," whispered
R. J. to conceal the blushes that the
woman's praise was causing to flush
his countenance. So they had another spurt, which took the woman's
breath away, and soon she had reached her destination. She finally took
a good look at tho man in the front
seat, and said:
"Suy, I believe that you are R. J.
Fleming. You look like the pictures
of him. You are, eh? Well, I've
heard a good many hard things about
you, but I won't believe them after
this. I'm awfully obliged for that
ride." And they shook hands like
old  friends.
Was  It Sold?
Dave Higgins, on honest Manitoba
fanner, advertised bis cow for sale as
"Owing to ill-health, I will sell at
my residence, in township 23, range
13, according to the Government survey, one raspberry-plush cow, eight
years old.
"She is a good milker and not
afraid of motor-cars or anything
"Site has undaunted courage and
gives milk frequently. To a man who
does not fear death in any form she
would be a great boon. She is very
much attached to her home at present, by means of twenty-foot log
chain, but she will be sold to any
one who will use her right.
"She is one-fourth shorthorn and
three-fourths hyene.
"I will ulso throw in a double-barrelled shotgun, us it goes with her.
"In Muy she generally goes away
for a week or two, and returns with
a tall, red culf with wabbly legs."
Jhe Conjugal Metal.
In Tans they call radium le metal
conjugal because It was the Joint discovery of husband and wife. It was
Mine. Curie who first suBpeclcd Ihe
qualities of uranium and drew her husband's attention to the subject.
Mr. Pickwick's Nightgown.
A writer in tbe Coruhlll Magazine
gives It as bis opinion tbnt Mr. Pickwick and his friends had no nightshirts or nightgowns because Dickens
does not mention such garments wben
be describes ulgbtcups.
No Home Study.
Guelph V Board of Education has decided to cut out home study entirely
in the public schools. The best wuy to
cut it out is to do it, and there need
be no feat cf a resulting revolution.
It is like early closing of the stores,
and about the same kind of argument
is presented in each case. It imposes
some individual cases of hardship at
first, but in the aggregate the community soon adjusts itself to the
change.—Windsor Record.
A  Harvest of  Lives.
Over 47,000 lives have been saved
by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,
Whirlpools are really circular currents of water produced by winds or,
other currents. They are very seldom
found on It large scale. Tbe iwo celebrated whirlpools of Ihe world are the
Maelstrom and rliarybdls.
Handy With the Sword.
Mile. Moussln till the time of Louis
XV.i, a l« tirm woman and charming vocalist, was so nimble with either
sword or pistol that Parisian gallants
"fought shy" of her. Three did accept
challenges, nnd she "pinked" each of
them fatally; She afterward killed
ber fencing muster.
P.  Morris Has Won by Sheer
Fighting Ability,
.-'ii KdwarJ Morris, I! e new Prime
Minister oi Newfoundland, was a
somewhat spectacular figure at tlie
recent Imperial Defence Conference
in London, as representing the only
colony that provides any machinery
of naval defence, by her naval reserve. Newfoundland has already
been much in the public eye because
of her fishery dispute with France,
her similar dispute with the United
States, and her recent unique politi
cal situation which was ended by Sir
EdwarJ Morris securing control of
the Government.
Fifty years oi age, he has spent half
that time in public life and has been
for sixteen \eais a member of successive Ministries.    Elected first in 1885
in  a  period ot  sectarian  animosities,
he    and    his   fellow-Catholics    found
themselves    in   Opposition,   with   a
Protestant   Government.     Four   years
j later,   Premier   Whiteway   formed    a
j party   with   men   of   all   creeds,   and
I chose Morris as his Catholic lieutenant.   They swept the country and for
I eight  years Morris   was   a    Minister
without portfolio, acting as Attorney-
I General   during  Whiteway's  visits  to
1 London   in  connection  with  the  fishery  dispute.*   himself having one   or
two such missions.   When the White-
way party was worsted in 1897 Morris
and Bond held their scats and led the
Opposition until  the great Reid contract   wus introduced   by   the  Winter
Cabinet,   when   Mortis   supported   it
and Bond opposed it, Mo-ris anil four
others forming u third party.
In 1900, when the Winter Ministry
went to pieces Morris end Bond united again and assomtd office, Morris
still declining a portfolio and not
until two years later did he accept
the portfolio of Justice, retaining it
in the general election of 1904, and
until July, 1907, when, * differences
arising ane v between himself nnd
Bond, he retired from the Ministry.
At the session in the winter of 1908
he was chosen to lead the Opposition,
and in tha election last November
lie carried eighteen seats, against
eighteen secured by Bond. The re
3iilting incidents are well known.
Bond sought another dissolution, was
refused it, and resigned office. Morris
formed a Ministry, assumed control,
convened the Legislature, and when
Bond blocked his attempt to elect a
Speaker advised a dissolution, was
granted it and elected 26 men, Bond
getting only ten.
Morris has nevsr lost a colleague
in the three-mem bered district of St.
John's West, where he has sat since
his fiist entry into politics, a distinction no other man here can claim.
He is the undisputed leader of the
Catholics, one-third of the population.
In 1900 and in 1904 they returned 13
Bondites, but in 1909 Morris secured
ten in spite of the Catholic archbishop and many of his clergy strongly
supporting Bond. One of the remarkable features of the election was that
the C.itholic clergy supported Bond.
while the Orangemen supported Morris.
S»r Edward Morris is one of the
dais of men who by sheer merit go
to *,he front in the colonies and in
the United States. Self-made, the
architect of his own fortunes, he
tau iht school at first, took a course
at Ottawa University, and then entered t.he legal profession, where he soon
becime Newfoundland's ablest criminal lawyer.
From the very outset his energy
and activity marked him for a man
of unusual powers. In his first election" he stood as an Independent,
contesting the constituency against a
trio enjoying the advantages of clerical endorsation, but won a signu'
-ictory leading the poll hundreds oi
votes ahead of the second man, I:
"sis Legislative career he has introduced many measures in behalf of
the workingmen, and he approaches
more nearly to the idea of a Labotite
member than any other in the colony
Great Canadian Tunnels.
Press feports from Montreal state
that work has been completed on the
greatest tunnelling ever attempted in
Canada, namely, the two spiral tunnels on the main line of the Canadian Pacific between Field and Hector. Several miles will be added to
the length of the track, together with
more than a mile of tunnelling and
a couple of bridges, but the "Big
Hill" grade will be so reduced as to
more than double the tractive power
of the locomotives. While the work
meant the excavation of 650,000 cubic
yards of virgin rock, the employment
of 1,000 men for twenty months, the
boring of about 1.5 miles of tunnels
through mountains 10,000 feet high,
and the building of two bridges over
the Kicking Horse River, it is estimated that it will prove a splendid
investment for the Canadian Pacific.
It will reduce this big grade from 4.5
to a maximum of 2.2. This will mean
that the biggest obstacle to the running of trains over the Rocky Mountains has been removed, and that in
the future on this section of the
line two engines will be able to do
much more work than four have hitherto been able to do, at one-third less
expense to the company, and with an
almost complete elimination of the
ever-present risk to life of operating trains on a steep grade. The cost
of the improvement was $1,500,000.
Captain Bernler.
Canada has reason to be proud of
hei own Arctic voyageur, Captain
Bernier. So far Capt. Bernier has
not been crowned with the good for-
;une that carried Cook and Peary to
die Pole, nor is Capt. Bernier gifted
with the imagination that enabled
me or both of the American explorers
to report that they had reached the
long-sought "top end of the earth."
But Capt. Bernier is a modest, daring, enduring navigator worthy to
rank with the Franklins and other
heroic failures of Arctic exploration.
And these failures are a more glorious
company than such successes as the
Cooks and Pearys. Capt. Bernier is
a credit to the French-Canadian race
!>nd an honor to the all-Canadian nation.—Toronto Telegram.
Heard In the Bath.
"That's the laziest rubber I ever
saw." criticised the patron in tbe Turkish hulh parlors. "Why, he looks us
If he were asleep "
"Oh. I'll lix thai In a few minutes,"
assured ihe proprietor,
"Going to give blm n call?"
"Yes. I am (.-jolng to tell him to
stretch himself."- Minneapolis Journal.
Lawyers In a Hurry Resort to Queer
Kv.-ry lawyer that appears either
to argue a cuoe or to make u motion
before any of the High Couit judges
in the non-jury court is supposed to
wear his black gown when so doing.
Occasionally a lawyer will arrive in
court from out of town, or from, another court minus his gown, or a case
will come on so suddenly that he
won't have time to get into his legal
togs. So with many apologies and
asking the sanction of the court, one
occasionally takes part in a case clad
in his business suit. Wallace Nesbitt
did so before Justice Latchford recently. Justice Riddell has "called"
lawyers for trying it.
With the black gown necessarily go
the white shirt front and tlie white
tic. There is a tale of a daring barrister being called into court suddenly before a stickler of a judge, who
folded the black cloth lying on a
typewrit 'r. over his coat and appeared to speak to a motion without the
court's noticing the deception. But
while it is hurd to appear to wear a
gown when a lawyer actually hasn't
one for the occasion, it is a different
matter with the shirts and -ties. Al
though to gaze at them in court one
would say that each lawyer under
his black gown wore a while shirt
and tie, an examination for discovery
would disclose the fact that at least
a third cf them don't. A lawyer
Hustled into the rear room of this
court recently, pulled off a red tie.
unbuttoned his collar, took a hand-
kerchief already crumpled in his
pocket, slipped one end of the handkerchief over his collar button, buttoned the collar over this substance,
put on his waistcoat and gown, and
behold, there he was clad for the fray.
He looked as if he had a ruffled white
shirt on. In reality he had on a
checked colored shirt, hidden by the
A brother lawyer did precisely the
same thing, only it was found that
he also lacked the white bow tie that
goes with tho shirt and collar. He
tried vainly to beg a tie. Finally another lawyer took a paper pad and
drew on it the outline of a white bow
tie, cutting it out afterwards with his
knife mil passing it to the man
minus the  tie.
"Just the thing,'' exclaimed the
other lawyer He put a dab of mucilage on the back of this paper tie,
stuck it on the bogus shirt front and
sailed serenely into court to represent
his client. Three feet away from him
anyone would imagine he wore a
white tie.
Besides pressing handkerchiefs into
service as temporary shirts lawyers
use dickeys, and occasionally "large
sheets of white paper for a flying appearance. Others would scorn to
show up unless immaculately clad.
There is one lawyer who always appears in a "white" shirt, but while
it may conform to correct tradition,
it is generally in such a dilapidated
shape that one wonders at the custom that allows such a thing in court.
The shirt always appears to have
been worn from three days to a week,
and every High Court judge on the
bench has privately remarked on it.
Canada's Far North.
The reports of Cook and Peary,
both of whom claim to have reached
tlie North Pole, agree in this—that
there is no land at the Pole and none
within many miles of the long-sought
spot. It is a region perpetually icebound and beneath the ice are tlie
waters of the Polar sea. Such being
the conditions there it is impossible
to set up the claim of national ownership to the region, for that ownership can only attach to land and to
tlie surrounding waters three miles
distant. In no manner do the exploits of these Arctic explorers affect
Canada's ownership to the numerous, and in many cases, large islands
which lie north of the mainland and
extend far toward the polar region.
These islands are adjacent to Canada's continental possessions and of
which they have always been considered as appendages. They were always considered to be part of British North America and British North
America is now the Dominion of
Canada, And, further, these islands
have formally been taken possession
of by Canada and her sovereign right
to the same firmly established. Captain Bernier has been in the Far
North extending this work and making explorations which will further
add to our knowledge of the geography of the region.
Lucky Journalists.
A number of Canadian journalists
and former journalists have fallen
heir to a piece of good luck in the
northern Ontario silver field, says
The Editor and Publisher, New York.
It is claimed that in August of last
year they unearthed three lumps of
native silver weighing 22 pounds, and
they have just received word from
the engineer in charge that a second
discovery has been made in the shape
of u 22-inch vein very rich in silver.
The syndicate owning the property
is comprised of the following gentlemen: Col. E. W. B. Morrison, editor
of The Ottawa Daily Citizen; Bren-
ton A. Macnab, managing editor of
The Montreal Star; Wm. H. Moore,
proprietor of The Canadian Courier;
John T. P. Knight, editor of The
Journal of the Canadian Bankers' Association; Frank T. Ahearn, of Ottawa, formerly of The Ottawa Citizen; Wm. J. Carrique, of Montreal,
formerly of The Hamilton Herald
and Ottawa Citizen, and Major W.
O   H. Dodds, of Montreal.
Finer Man ol Two.
Capt. Bernier was as eager to discover the Pole as Peary was, and
tried hard for twenty yearB to raise
enough money to fit out a polar expedition. It wns the dream of his
life. But not only has he borne his
disappointments like a man, but
when he learned that Cook was on
his way to tho Pole he helped the
doctor with provisions, and when he
learned of the doctor's success he
sent him hearty congratulations. We
think that, although Peary reached
the Pole and Bernier didn't, our
bluff Canadian sailorman is the bigger and finer man of the two. We're
j all proud of the Cup.—Hami'ton
It Is About a Hundred and Sixty
Years Since M. de la Galissoniere
Ordered a Stockade to Be Built
Near Where the City Now Stands
—"Old Fort" Saw Some Fighting
In the War ot  1812.
Toronto hns happily escaped what,
at one time came neur becoming a
possible disgrace. Aud the thanks,
not only of the city but of the province and, it may be said, of the
entire Dominion, are due to the Ontario Historical Society and those
*wlio have apparently snntched the
historic "Old Fort" as it has generally heen termed, from destruction,
anil it will remain. A Governnie *,
patent relating to the Garrison CdJ.^
mon was granted to the Citv of Toronto recently, and this includes the
area occupied by the site of the old
fort, and the conditions of transfer
necessitate the restoration of the
works, in accordance with a plan apparently drawn and dated at Quebec
in the year 1816, and their permanent
maintenance. And this result has
not been accomplished without some
trouble. It has been more than once
said that Toronto never showed
tnt'ch enthusiasm over its obi landmarks. It is true that it does not,
so far as the English regime is concerned, possess very much that is
roally old to conserve. But it possesses enough to inspire respect and
pr .yoke   interest.
Compared with some eities Toronto
may he regarded ns a place of some
antiquity. There is, for example, a
halo of age, in a relative sense,
around the spot known for years ns
the "Old Fort," named originally
"Fort York." But it is, after all^,
only one hundred and sixty yea, A
since the French were extending
their trading posts westerly and
playing the pnrt of "pioneers of nations yet to be" and treading the forests where the "human sea" of the
poet's fancy is even now rolling.
And then only, when King George
III. had sat for ten years on the
throne of Great Britain, was it that
M. de la Galissoniere, acting for M.
de la Jonquiere, ordered a stockade
to be built in the locality. This was
later greatly extended, and additions
were made to its strength and equipment three years luter, in the year
1752, and the position was named Fort
Rouille in honor of M. le Comte de
Pouille, the French Colonial Minister
from 1749 to 1754. But this "position" was not on the same site as
Fort York now immediately referred
to. It stood a short distance further
west and through the efforts of the
late Rev. Dr. Scadding a cairn was
erected  on  the spot it occupied.
While alluding to old Fort York, it
may lie noticed in passing that Toronto, later on named York, and then
renamed Toronto, would not have
been selected as the capital had the
wishes of Simcoe been complied with.
He had decided that the locality
where London now stands would have
been the best situation as opening up
a communication by way of the Grand
River and other channels between
Lakes  Huron  and  Ontario.
The archives indicate the correspondence which shows that Lord
Dorchester decided that Toronto was
t'le best site for the capital, and this
particular spot where the fort stands
was noted as a special place, owing
to the "strength of its position and
the security it could offer to the naval
force of tlie province." And the most
unlearned in the matter of fortifications can see that, ns a site for a
work commanding tlie entrance to
the harbor, as such strongholds had
to be constructed and situated at that
period, the position is a commanding
one. But it was practically never
more than nn earth-work and stock-
ad .*, and up to a few years ago it was,
with its old guns, some eight or nine
in number, and its venerable and
decayed stock ".de, a picturesque and
interesting spectacle, very suggestive
of the past at an interesting crisis of
the  country's  history.
The old fort witnessed Bome stirring
scenes during the lust war with the
United States. It then lay some distance from what was no more than
the village of York with its few
hundred inhabitants. It was, on the
approach of danger, hastily armed
witli some 24-pounders, not in the
best of condition, and some naval
guns from the gun-brig "Duke of
Gloucester," afterwards burned during the operations. But in spite of
individual bravery and the presen^fh
of some veteran soldiers these operaSw
tions were not crowned with success
for the British at the moment. At
the outset of tlie engagement which
followed the American invasion and
attack on the company of the Newfoundland regiment nnd five hundred
regulars and Canadian militia, the
magazine in the western battery exploded and killed a number of men
and "crippled the battery." Captain
McNenl of the 8th Regiment was killed. This was followed by a second
explosion later, when the main magazine exploded, killing the American
General Pike and also killing and
wounding 250 of his followers. A
rather ignominious capitulation followed
The American triumph was, how-
ever, brief as in two or three days
after the invasion, on the 1st of May,
1813, the enemy evacuated the place
and sailed away from the scene of
their barren triumph.
Thr. Reason.
She - Only think, Frati Hubmeler
threw a tlatlron nl her husband's bead
because he iicci.l.-ntully sat down on
her new lint! 1 couldn't do a thing
like I hat!
He-No, you lore me too much, don't
She-Yes, and. Iiesldcs. I haven't any
new liat!-Meggvi,Uorfi'i- Blatter.
Minced dates make an agreeable
sandwich filling. Sometimes minced
raisins and figs a.*e added- to them.
To make olive sandwiches, chop
fine one-half pint bottle of olives nnd
mix with a generous quantity of
mayonnaise. Spread generously on
thin slices of fresh bread.
Sardine sandwiches nre made by
rubbing the contents of one box of
sardines to paste nnd mixing with two
hard boiled eggs chopped fine. Spread
evenly on triangles of bread.
By Way of a Change.
If this matter of the naval progran/l
of Canada has produced bold indeWt
pendence of thought and speech by
the purty leaders and their lieutenants, Canada has much to thank the
naval program for. We hope sincerely that there will be some good, honest independence of attitude by both
Grit nnd Tory, regardless of party
lines, when the subject comes up for
discussion in the Parliament. The
country is sick of the sheep-like obedience of the party representatives in
the House, and would like to see an
independent mix-up, by way of a
thunge and a tonic—Brockvilb Times.
Brief Names. ,
The shortest geographical name on '
record is "U," an Island east of Quel-
pnrt island, on tbe southern coast of
Korea. Ma. an Island In Korea bay;
'III. an Island on the western coast of
Korea; Uo. an Island In tbe Inland sea.
Japan, and - r*o. a river in Italy, are
close seconds for brevity.
Wood Consumption.
While tbe forests of the United
States are Increasing at the rate of
7.000.000,000 cubic feet a year, tbe
country Is using cnblc
feet of wood eacb twelve months. I
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.Vhat Next hdbm Life?
The Fate that Pursues
the Heroines of the
( (   71 TOT guilty, madam.
/ V      a5Qtn> as free as air.   By the
verdict of a jury of your peers
you are absolved from the demand of the
law—a life for a life—your future is in your
hands alone.   What will you make of it?"
Strange that the world should be so
deeply interested in a woman on trial for her
life—should her case be more than ordinarily
sensational or should she figure prominently
otherwise in a sensational trial—and should
forget her so quickly and completely almost
as soon as the jury has rendered its verdict.
What becomes of our courtroom "heroines"? What of the days and years they pass
after leaving the dazing, terrifying limelight
of the trial room, with its horrible anxiety,
nerve-racking suspense, its publicity and tor-
ture of legal inquisition?
THERE   have   been   few   more   sensational   trials
'of recent years than that of Mrs. Florence M.
Erb and her sister, Mrs. Catherine Belsel, who
were   arraigned  before  a jury  at  Media,   Pa.,
charged with the murder of Mrs. Erb's husband, Captain J. Clayton Erb, a well-known politician and militiaman, of Philadelphia.
Stories of the trial occupied columns in the newspapers of Philadelphia and other cities. The faces of
the two accused women became familiar to thousands
through published portraits. It was a notoriety from
which any woman of delicate feeling would shrink.
Both Mrs. Erb and Mrs. Belsel showed plainly the
effects of the terrible strain.
Released, Mrs. Belsel returned to her Philadelphia
home, there, in the quietness of an interrupted domestic life, to live down, if possible, tlie memory of
days and weeks of legal torture.
Of her sister, who announced her Intention of
making a court contest for a share of her husband's
estate later, a brief item was recently recorded: "Mrs.
Erb will enter a convent in a nearby state. She will
spend several months there. She says she intends to
visit  Europe  in  the summer."
Outside of Salt Lake City is a little dilapidated
farmhouse, standing In the center of an acre of
ground; it is unsheltered in the summer from the sun,
and during the winter the cold penetrates its thin
walls; there lives a broken, emaciated woman and
four children. Pew people would recognize in tho
woman the former defendant In a celebrated murder
It was a dramatic scene, when, on December 3,
1907, the members of the jury filed into the courtroom at Washington, after deliberating on the fate
of Mrs. Annie M. Bradley, of Utah, who was accused
of shooting and killing her lover, former United States
Senator Arthur Brown.
"What Is your verdict; Is the defendant guilty or
not guilty?" asked the clerk of the court.
The hundreds in the courtroom waited eagerly.
Mrs. Bradley, nearly swooning, caught hold of the
arms of her chair. Instead of the foreman replying,
all  the members  In unison exclaimed:
"Not guilty!"
Then the tense silence was broken. Men and
women, rose to their feet and cheered. Some of the
womet. wept and became hysterica^. Mrs. Bradley
was surrounded by scores of sympathizers. The mem-
beis of the Jury came down and shook her hand.
Finally, when she was led through the crowd and
escorted to a touring car, she was taken to the home
of one of the most prominent families in Washington
as their guest. For three weeks she was feted and
Undoubtedly, Mrs. Bradley had killed Senator
Brown, whose companion she had been for nine years,
and to whom she had borne two sons. She acknowledged as much. Mrs. 'Bradley left her own husband
for the western Senator, who, she asserted, had promised to marry her as soon as his wife, who was ill,
should die.
His wife refused him a divorce, There was one
thing to do—she was sickly, her life was slowly ebbing away—wait for her death. Mrs. Bradley was patient, The years passed, two children came, and still
Mrs. Brown lived. On two occasions the women met;
once Mrs. Brown attacked Mrs. Bradley and attempted
to beat her with her lists. Salt Lake City teemed
with the scandal.    Mrs. Bradley bore It all in silence.
Then Mrs. Brown died. At last Mrs. Bradley thought
her hopes were to be realized. She waited for several
months. Former Senator Brown was In Washington.
She wrote to him; his replies were formal and laconic.
Mrs. Bradley went to Washington. She followed
Brown to his hotel. One day, while waiting for him
In his apartments, she discovered a letter -written to
the senator by Mrs. Annie A. Adams, mother of Maude
Adams, the actress, and from It thought the senator
was engaged to marry her* When he entered the room
she confronted him.
"Are you going to do what Is right by me?'* she
asked. He buttoned his overcoat and without a word
turned to go. Then she drew a revolver and flred the
fatal shot.
That was the story told In the Criminal Court at
Washington. That she had gained sympathy was
shown by  the verdict of the jury.
Leaving Washington soon after her acquittal, Mrs.
Bradley returned to Salt Lake City, penniless. By
dint of great effort she succeeded in renting the dilapidated little farmhouse and the small tract of surrounding land. She undertook to farm It. Sne plowed
the earth herself. Sho p'.anted the vegetables with
the aid of her children. Shr tried lo raise chickens,
but had bad luck with thcr.\ Her oldest child sold
papers In Salt Lake City.
Privation and suffering were the woman's lot. She
was offered a position by some sympathizers, and took
charge of some offices in Salt Lake at |1 a day. She
tried this work, but the company failed, and she was
without a position. Her oldest son then got a position as operator In a telephone exchange. He earned
$4 a week—$4 to keep the family from starvation.
Some time ago a friend visited the woman. She was
thin and weary and careworn. How was she? was
asked.   "J wish I were dead," she replied.
Poor, in debt, a scml-Invalid, virtually friendless
save for the friendship that spells charity in another
way, this woman, who took vengeance in her own
hands and shed blood In anger, is suffering the torments of death. She has no joy in the present, little
hope for the future.
It isn't often that, in the South, a woman is
dragged before the bar of justice on a murder charge,
but this was the fate of young Mrs. Angle Blrdsong,
"I was married when I was quite young." she said.
"My husband knew me since I was 6. Five years ago
our first baby was born; our second three years ago.
We have been happy; my husband believed in me.
"I do not deny killing Dr. Butler. But he slandered me. My husband came and told me that it was
rumored Dr. Butler was going around boasting he had
appointments with me. I went to Dr. Butler's office.
I told him what I had heard. I asked him if it were
true. He Jumped up, seized me about the waist and
tried to drag me into the next room. I drew my
pistol  from my handbag and  began shooting."
After her pardon Mrs. Birdsong's nerves gave
way, and for a long time she suffered from collapse.
Of late, her beauty fading, she has been living quietly
In her home town. She remains mostly within the
house or the confines of the garden. She never goes
Into society. Her friends, when they occasionally
call, find a subdued, mournful woman. The great
world has forgotten Mrs. Blrdsong, probably, but
who can say whether, in the quiet of her retired life,
she will ever forget the fearful hours and days when
she was fighting for life before a Jury, with a whole
nation looking on!
No more sensational criminal trials in which a
woman figured were ever known in this country,
perhaps, than those of Nan Patterson, charged before
a New York city court with the murder of the horse-
man, Caesar Young. Three times she was placed In
jeopardy of her life.
Three times the Jury disagreed. After the final
trial, despairing of convicting the sprightly and handsome chorus girl, the state permitted her to go free.
When she walked from the courtroom crowds cheered
her; women became hysterical for joy.
One would imagine that she would have taken the
fearful lesson deeply to heart; that she would have
profited by the sympathy her cruel plight hud aroused;
that she would have retired forever from the limelight of publicity und to a quiet, uneventful life
With the idea of profiting by the notoriety she
had achieved, theater managers made offers to her.
Nan, dazzled by promises of success, accepted. She
again went on the road, appearing in a play called
"The Romance of Panama."   The result?
In town after town where the play appeared protests  were   made  against  the  production.    Clergymen
Convicts Enjoy Music
AT THE French penal colony, Noumea, New Caledonia, the convicts have organized a band. The
leader is a notorious murderer, and was once in
.the orchestra of the Paris Opera House. The cymbal
player kilted a subpena server, and the drum player
murdered his landlord with a hammer. The first cornet
Is guilty of murder, with robbery as the motive, and
one of the clarinets, a tavern keeper, used to kill his
patrons for the same reason. The assistant bandmaster was convicted of having cut his wife to pieces.
This convict band gives daily concerts to the Inhabitants of Noumttt, who are enthusiastic over »he new
denounced it; societies filed petitions against It In
soma towns the theaters were closed, In others, when
Nan appeared, sin- was greeted with Jeers and gibes.
The play  was a failure.
Nan left the boards, ami went to live i" Pittsburg.
Scandal again began to band) bar name. II was rumored she was seen In company with some of tlie
fastest men in the town. She was summoned before
Acting chief of Detectives Roach and ordered to
leave the city. Nan consulted an attorney, and an appeal was made to the Mayor. He came to Nan's de- .
fense, and told her she could remain bo long as she
conducted   herself  properly.
Her attempts to return to the stage have been
ghastly failures. A gaunt und grisly shadow seems to
darken her path. Her career is tinged with sorrows.
She has been brave. She has tried to earn a living,
but the people prevented her. This ever-present ghost
of tragedy—where will  it drive her?
Most of the interest In the notorious Thaw trial
centered, not about the weak-fared, fortune-spoiled
prisoner, Harry Thaw, but about his young, handsome and vivacious wife. Evelyn. Perhaps, without
her, the case might have attracted widespread attention;  because of her,  it  attained worldwide notoriety.
Her husband in a madhouse, Evelyn Thaw has not
put on sackcloth nnd ashes and retired from the gay
world she loves so well. Since the trial many stories
little to her credit have gone out from New York.
Whether true or not is not for determination here.
At any rate, she has not, evidently, renounced the
world nnd its ways Into sorrowing retreat to bemoan
her fate and that of her Incarcerated husband.
Some time ago It was stated that she had taken up
the study of art, determined to win fame as a sculptress,   She was quoted as saying:
"My one absorbing Idea now is to do something
worth while In life. 1 want to do something that Is
praiseworthy and try to forget the past. Sometimes
1 work ten hours a day at a sketch. Of course. I
can't expect to do anything really great in leas than
four years. But I'm guh/ig to keep on. I expect to
make good, too, and I'll be only .10 then."
This Is Evelyn's account of her latest ambition.
What matter if other stories of her life differ from
One recalls the terrible Borden tragedy of Fall
River, Mass., a number of years ago, when Andrew J.
Borden and his wife were found one morning brutally
murdered In their home. On the charge of killing
her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden was haled
Into court, and after a long and sensational trial was
acquitted. How often has the world heard of Lizzie
Borden since? Her life, ruined, apparently, by the
tragedy and the awful charge against her, has been
lived   in   obscurity.
Does an especially uncanny fate pursue nnd make
unhappy women who have been charged witli taking
human life? Of the many "heroines" of court trials
of modern limes, Evelyn Thaw alone seems the happiest. She, it is true, was not accused of crime, but
she was the central figure at her husband's trial.
A DIMLY lighted apartment—one of those
vast salles found in Russian residences.
Just enough light for men peering into
its relieved gloom to distinguish the
direction of an extended arm.
In the corners, behind barricades improvised
from the massive furniture, men bearded »and
giant-like, men delicate and dainty, men lean and
gaunt of feature, peering into that tragic gloom.
Circling, craftily circling the room, one man
crouches like a wild beast, a silver bell around hia
neck ringing from time to time, in spite of his
soft tread, the argent music he dreads as his
death knell.
Circling with equal craft moves another man,
whose eyes aro bandaged, whose hnnd clutches a
revolver or a knife.
As the bell tinkles, the blindfolded pursuer
wheels. The knife swings towards it, struight aud
true of aim. A lunge, a thud, and the man of
the silver bell falls dead, a gaping wound in his
It is tho end of the game of Tiger and
Ilunter, the latest, most horrible phase of the neurasthenic epidemic which is Sweeping over debauched, self-poisoned, enslaved Russia.
IN ALL the history of mankind, In.the mur*--rtus
sports of Nero, who_ could smother his friends
under rose petals, and the savage English cruelty
which could Impale on red hot pokers the hapless
young princes of the fatal Tower, diseased imagination has never equaled the horrors of self-inflicted
anguish devised and now practiced by hate-riven
Mercilessly   cleft   Into   two   classes,   masters   and
^slaves,  the substance  of the crudest slavery retained
from   the   hour  when  the   odium  of  nominal   serfdom
was   shed,   the   Russian   people   have    pussed   to    the
most  abandoned  stage- of  human   wretchedness.
Thus far, the world outside has heard only of the
bitter, grinding miseries of the* oppressed—of their
starvations, their tortures, rap'hes and martyrdoms;
their bl'iody reprisals and appalling revolts.
But the news tl.at now cu.iilh out of St. Petersburg
regarding the rich and powerful reveals suddenly the
Inner working, in Russia afresh, of tho infallible law
of government that the masters shall perish with their
Neurasthenia, that fearful poison of the soul, la
sickening  th • very  vitals of tlie ruling classes,
Th»lr novv'S. r-'tte.l nut with the lebRilcrertes nf
unrest: aim 1  in lu' ;eiice. are  faring to  w'th'stft^d  'he
terrors of the bombs that carried off such shining
marks as Von Plehve and the Grand Duke Sergius,
and such typical victims as Ignatleff, Bobrlkoff and
The distant, secret machinations of such living
in nines as Pierre Krapotkln. Vera signer, Hermann
Lapotln mi R-Mrtzpv. the recent Ident'fication in London   nf   tl e  professional   traitor   Azov,   the   plots  and
cabals   and  the  eternal,  brooding dread  of  the  sue- '
plclon's   breath   that   wafts   to   Siberia—horror   upon
horror—have  left whole  coteries  of wealthy  Russians
mere  quivering jellyfish   of   fear,   longing   for   death
while dreading death's awful countenance.
So It has happened that Stevenson's grewsome fantasy of "The Suicide Club,'' penetrating into neurasthenic Russia, became first the vade mecum of despair
and then the inspiration of the most terrible gambling
games the world  has ever beheld.
It is no longer—so accursefl are these lost souls of
tyranny—the ultra-fashionable thing to "make the
trip to Finland." True, scores of the nerve-diseased
rich still travel to the famous and romantic Imatra
Rapids, there to (ling themselves into that roaring hell
of waters, as bo many fascinated creatures have
sought the fnlal  embrace of our own Niagara.
But that fashion, which seems to regulate the
tragedy of suicide as Inflexibly as It stages the comedy of tints and gowns, now decrees that the Russian
cowardice which does not dure live shall assume the
h°rolsm of their Japanese conquerors.
Twenty of those soul-sick Russians will sit down to
a champagne poison party, where one out of the score
of bottles has been drugged with tlie morphia which
means swift   and   dreamy  death.
Again, within a single night, there occur man)
"suicides" which present every evidence of murder;
the only explanation possible is that both slayer and
Victim belong to one of tho numerous suicide clubs existing In emulation of Stevenson's grim organization.
The game of Tiger and Hunter surpasses all the
other horrible gambles in dramatic effect.
Lots are drawn among the members every suicide
evening, to determine which shall be the tiger and
which the hunt°r.
The victims chosen, one Ih given the silver bell,
the clapper of which he may not touch or silence
under pain of dishonor. The other, his eyes bandaged,
Is handed a revolver or a knife. The rest of the party
improvise  barricades in  the  corners.
The hunt begins nnd the hunter, chasing his victim
at the noise of the tiger's bell, is permitted to do what
he ran to bring deatli to bis opponent. If he has failed
to lilt the tiger, tlie rotes are reversed and he becomes
the quarry, carrying the fatal bell, while the tiger
turns hunter.
The fearful duel proceeds until, the weapon finding Its murk, one or the other falls.
Human slavery, under Hi" law which has never
failed t.» Inflict the -le-reiless penalty upon the oppres-
*<m*-u   !:; taking in   Russia  Its terrible toll of vengcan     „
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"Dutch Henry," a notorious
cattle thief, wanted by both
Canada and the United States,
has been claimed by death. He
was shot and killed by a Northwest Mounted policeman sixty
miles south of Moose Jaw. Under all tbe circumstances it is
not likely that extradition papers will be honored by whichever spiritual country now possesses him.
A pugan paper published at
Constantinople, called the Journal de Stamboul, states that the
exact site of the Garden of Eden. It is now in order for some
other pagan journal to** show
that there ever was a Garden of
Vibrations of the recent political upheaval iii England have
extended throughout the whole
world. In the United States interest in the struggle between
liberals and unionists has heen
of the keenest. This fact has
been illustrated by the tone of
the daily press in the states.
Hut this world-wide interest
in the political affairs of other
countries is not confined exclusively to the states. All of the
seven great powers are yearly
showing a deeper insight into,
and keener appreciation of the
political issues of their neighbors. Aside from the petty
wrangles of a few South American republics, and three or four
minor principalities in Europe,
the political questions of one
country are the concern of  all.
Just at present Canadian
newspapers are manifesting a
lively interest over the recent
breach, constantly widening,
in the republican party in the
United States. It is a fact, also,
worthy of note, that the Canadian viewpoint is more favorable for obtaining exact information regarding the trouble.
They look out upon tbe iield of
politics in the states with clearer vision and unbiased judgment.
Some of the host and most incisive editorials on the break
between President Taft and a
large portion of the republican
party have been published in
Canadian and English newspapers. They see in it a new
political alignment in the states,
and tersely point to tlie ultimate breaking down of the
powerful   influences    of
Here is an ante-election prediction made by an eminent
London journalist: ■' The election will be a near thing with
the chances in favor of the radicals."
Poor old Fernie! Half a
dozen offices recently went begging for candidates to till them,
find volunteers were scarcer
than lien's teeth.
Probably the maddest politician in the United States is Col.
Theodore Roosevelt—and he's
in East Atrica.
Canada's industrial and commercial boom is daily assuming
greater proportions.
And now the house of commons at Ottawa is confronted
with a naval bill.
Welcome Women Settlers
From London comes the report that the Canadian Pacific
Railway company's scheme of
ready-made farms for British
settlers east of Calgary, had
been expounded by C. VV. Peterson at the Royal Colonial institute Tuesday of last week.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy,
who presided, in response to a
question, said that women settlers would be welcomed. The
emigration of 100,000 English
would not deplete tlie agricultural population as their places
would soon be taken. The C.
P. It. scheme is attracting great
interest in London.
casings driven from the surface
by well-driving machinery.
This would allow an air, food
and water supply to be maintained indefinitely, whether or
not it should be necessary to
seal the the mine for the purpose of extinguishing fires. Of
course, it would be necessary to
equip each of these stations
with telephone and possibly
lighting facdities, and of course
with facilities for forcing air
into one of the pipes.
I am assuming, without having made figures on the proposition, that sufficient air to
supply a considerable number
of men could be forced through
a six-inch tube by sufficient
I believe it should be compulsory that mine operators should
provide some stations which
would prevent such calamaties
ns the recent one tit Cherry,
III., and with this or some similar plan the cost would be so
slight that it would be practicable to carry the same into
effect. -
Great Country For Wheat
From Ottawa comes the report that the wheat crop of
Canada last year is estimated
by the census and statistics
trusts j branch of the department of
and railroads. It in undeniable agriculture to be 100,740,000
that all political signs show bushels, an increase of 51,310,000
such a radical changes. What bushels over 1908. The aver-
are now known as republican | age yield per acre was 21,51
"insurgents" are quite likely j bushels as compared with 17
to become the dominant party, j bushels in the previous year,
recruited, albeit, largely from The average price was 84 4-5
the ranks of democracy. j cents as compared with 81  1-10
So far the administration of cents, and the total value was
President Taft has been one gi- $141,320,000 ns compared with
gantic failure. He has attem- §91,228,000 in 1908. The esti-
pted to become the president of mate places the wheat yield of
a party instead of the whole the prairie provinces for last
party. In this he has miser- year at 147,482,000 bushels, an
ably failed, as will fail as all increase of 55,629,000 bushels,
will fail when pot-house politicians attempt the role of
You Are No Pivot
From the Vancouver Province
 _^  These things probably hap-
Now for a Canadian navy. Pen to tea(;h us the Kreafc le8son
The bill has been plumped into thllt none of us is indispensable,
the house of commons at Otta- Lefc no man got the idea
wn. Sir Wilfrid Laurier intro- that he is the pivot upon which
duced it Wednesday of last the world turns. If ha
week. The proposed fleet is to wert-* 5t would be bad for the
be under the control of the min- world. The world does not
ister of marine and-fisheries, turn on a pivot at all. It runs
with command vested in tho °» bal1 bearings, millions of
King or governor-general, his them, and every one ot us is a
representative. The service is ball-insignificant in ourselves,
to be for the defense and pro- ,,ut useful in combination. It
•taction of Canadian coasts and is (luit<! proper that a " terres-
trade. It will be engaged as tial ball," as tbe hymn calls it,
the governor general directs, should run ou ball bearings,
and the director of the naval liut whether proper or not, it
service will have  the rank  of is the fact.    Dismiss the  pivot
rear admiral. In time of emergency the governor in council
may place the force at the disposal of His Majesty.
idea and be a good ball.
The railroad commissioners
appear to look unfavorably upon the encroachment of railways on the daily newspaper
business. In consequence of guarding of the lives of coal
this attitude the Canadian Pa- miners. As this suggestion was
cific will abandon its western on the lines of ideas that I have
Safety For Coal Miners
A correspondent of the Scientific American writes as follows :
I noticed in a recent issue of
your valuable journal, a suggestion   for  the   better   safe-
Canada news service.
As the governor of Utah has
announced that the Jeffries-
Johnson fight cannot be pulled
off in that state, it is evident
that the agent who " saw " the
governor didn't see bim long
for some time entertained, I
would like to amend your suggestion by an addition.
I believe that stations of refuge, provided with tire and gasproof doors, should be established in various places in coal
mines, and that these stations
be provided with two tubes  or
Rather Expensive Goat
A good story from Cranbrook
is to the following effect:
Last week it cost Garrett
Warson of Spokane $105 to kill
a mountain goat near Cranbrook without first having procured a game license, he being
a non-resident of the province.
Warson took out a free miner's
certificate for the Cranbrook
mining district, and seemed to
think it entitled him to kill
game along the range bordering the St. Mary's river, which,
being in an organized district,
is not the case.
James Bates, deputy game
warden, of Cranbrook, hearing
of Waf son's expedition on the
mountain tops, made a trip up
the St. Mary's valley for forty
miles, part of the way on snow-
shoes. In Warson's shack he
discovered necessary evidence
and on his return charged him
with the offense. J. V. Armstrong, stipendiary magistrate,
heard the case, with the result
that, between fine and costs,
Warson paid $105.
having a horse at Quebec, the
amount against their names on
the pay sheet being $32 in each
case. This tbe officers deny and
allege this $32 was not account*
ed for to either of them, although Major be la Ronde drew
a cheque to cover the full
They also state in their information that there were 13 teamsters for whom Major de la
Ronde drew amounts averaging
$5.40 a day, the full allowance
for man, team of horses and
wagon, and that he paid these
three men only $3.50 per day
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Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Ottawa Officers Charged With Misappropriation of the Public Funds.
From Ottawa comes the news
that information was sworn
out last Thursday charging major S. E. de la Ronde, chief of
the Ottawa city police, and commanding officer of No. 5 Co.
army service corps, with misappropriation of funds alleged
to have taken place iu 1908 during the visit of No. 5 company to the Quebec tercentenary. Lieutenants Pinard and
Spittal, two officers of the company, were the men who laid
the information. The summons
was issued immediately and
will probably be returnable in
the police court on Wednesday
The action is the result of
long standing differences between Major de la Ronde and
Lieutenants Pinard and Spittal.
It is understood that they have
a large number of charges which
they make against Major de la
Ronde it was with a view to
bringing the matter to a head
that several specific ones were
laid. Major de la Ronde asked
Lieutenants Pinard and Spittal
for their resignations as officers
of his corps but both officers it
is understood have refused to
resign and have taken this
means to justify their action.
Lieut, Church also was asked to
resign but he has refused and
will be a witness for the prosecution in their case.
The charges were some
months ago the subject of a
court martial inquiry as a result of which Major de la Ronde
was reprimanded. It was then
sent to the justice department
but no action was taken. Tbe
charges arp laid under 112 and
113 of the Militia act. The first
charge laid by Lieu ten tants Pinard and Spittal in their information allege that the pay
sheet for the company's time at
tho Quebec tercentenary signed
by Major de la Ronde, is falsified in certain respects which
are indictable under the clauses
of the Militia act.
The other charge relates to
the charging ot Lieutenants
Church and   Bernard   as   each
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might as well
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Members of
Alberta Association of Architects
Provisions, Fruits and Groceries
Fancy Groceries a specialty
We solicit your patronage
Fnosi Street HOSMER, B. C.
Ft. George Town
Lots for Sale
for sale. Deep water harbor.
They are selling like hot cakes.
Easy terms.   Call and see maps
Front St. Hosmer, B. C.
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
When yon order
Clothes to Your
Order Hobberhn's.
ced.   We are the sole agents
Lines of Men's Blucher
Laced Boots, Patent
Leather in Vicikid
Calf and Tan.
Clearance prico
Aiello & Bossio
Main St., Hosmer
** * **********
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C
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
Meat Market
Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
Lard, Etc. in Hosmer.
Come in and see the new
GABARA BROS., Props >;
Front St., near Queen's Hotel
Tony Lombabdi, Prop.
Groceries, Fruits,
Cigars and Tobaccos
Union Barber shop in
Front St.        Hosmer, B. C. |
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long distance wire
is now ready for
use by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
Winter Term
Opens in the Garbutt Business College Calgary, on January 8rd. An ex-secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. is in charge
of the girls' residence in connection with the School.
Graduates are guaranteed
positions or their tuition fees
are refunded. The Garbutt
School is recogonized as the
leading business training
school in the West.
Write for information to tbe Principal, F.
G. Garbutt.
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,
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Hough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
W. B. BROWN, Manager Hosmer Yards.
L. A. Lanthier
Jos. Asselin
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Go.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
The Celebrated Tabor Coal Dry Wood for sale
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
The Rivals and the Conversation
They Overheard.
[Copyricbt. 1901. by American Preu Association.]
Aa tbe Norfolk and Western express
ran down Ibe grade west of Ljnd-
burst a passenger turned a set but
woebegone face to the window.
He wns leaving everything behind, as
be thought—plans, prosperity, happiness—and taking with htm only Independence, which was but another
name for obstinacy.
A ripple of foliage touched water
caught tbe sun and flashed into bis
eyes, und bis gaze followed it back as
ijjfftruln swept on.
VEyond tbe glint of water be could
see a grassy bank with overhanging
trees, and his mind pictured trout
waiting in tbe pool below. Suddenly
be rose, and bis hand went toward tbe
rock above.
"Why notr he thought bitterly.
•There Isn't anything calling me now,
•nd tbls will be aa good a place as any
to help me forget"
And what bad be to forget? A girl.
He bud met her at tbe Golf club and
tbe Itacket club and bad played games
wltb ber aa ber partner and as her
opponent Rut, whether tbe one or tbe
other, sbe was playing a side game
with him. It was a game of hearts,
and sbe knew bow to play it well.
Whether she would lose ber own ace
of hearts Lester didn't know. He did
not think. He was not even aware
V nt she was playing any game at all.
I,, be fought shy of ber sbe would be
very gracious to him. If he talked
spoony to her sbe looked at him In
mild wonder. If he persisted she
asked blm what reason sbe bad given
him to think tbac abe was anything
but a friend.
"For beaven'a sake," be exclaimed
gloomily, "don't say that you're going
to be a sister to me!"
Whereupon she laughed Inwardly.
Outwardly sbe was aa sober as a deacon.
And so It came about that the yonng
man got Into one of those conditions
In whlcb one wishes to get away by
oneself and tblnk and form resolutions
to drop the whole matter as ridiculous
and fret and all tbe while be drifting
luto a state bordering on tbe one side
ou lunacy and tbe other on idiocy.
At last be lost bis head entirely and
wrote ber a proposition of marriage.
If be bad made some other girl a
proposition of marriage tbe one be
wauled would have come round. As
It was she left town, leaving bis letter
J Inswered. It was then that Lester
concluded to take,An outing, and the
outing be wanted/ vas where no other
human being was to be met
Tbe next station was a half mile
away, and wben the train stopped he
swung off with bis grip. Two hours
later he was walking up tbe stream
with rod and fly book.
But Kate herself was Sshlng this
day, aud her flies were being cast into
this very stream of mountain cold and
branch shaded water.
As tbe newcomer made a cast for
bis third fish tbe ' branches ahead
crackled and—
"Tom Lester, you here?" the newcomer gasped, his face darkening.
"Seems so." grimly. "But what tbe
dickens brought you, Ed Stevens?"
"Tbe train west two hours ago. 1
happened to see Ibis stream from tbe
"What!" sarcastically. "And the
train west brought me two hours ago!
*\wus In the last car and got off at
■- 'ndburst on account of tbe forsaken
looks of the place. Any old hole was
good enough for me. The ageut told
me about this stream."
Stevens locked af.blm curiously.
"I was In the forward car," he said,
"and 'any old bole' was uppermost In
my mind too. But what's the matter ?"
Lester pulled himself together.
"Matter nothing," he answered shortly, "only that Miss Carter left Richmond ten days ago wltb no message
behind—just disappeared. Of course
them Isn't anything in the city now.
Jonesey and Bates have gone down tbe
river to Jamestown to dissipate, nrrt
1 came up bere because 1 bated to.
thought of a crowd; that's all."
"1 see," gloomily; "you'll flsta till she
gets back, then"-
Be swung on bis heel and strode
away fiercely for a dozen yards or
more, then stopped short and ram*
back, holding out bis band.
"What's the user be groaned. "No
one Is to blame, though every nerve In
me Is tingling to pitch you into tbe
river. Now give me your band and let
me wisb you deserved half tbe luck
von've cut,    Then  vou  nab up tbe
river while I flsh down. But for beav-
en's sake don't let me catch a glimpse
nf your face again."
Lester stared, bit his Up angrily nnd
half started to obey, iheu swung buck.
■tih. pshaw. Stevens," lie blurted
out, ~a fellow niii't be a cad! I'm nut
up here just because Miss .Carter left
tbe city. Sbe turned me down flat before sbe went, as sbe did Jonesey and
Rates. That's what started us out.
But we thought It was different with
you—at least 1 did. Jonesey aud Bates
don't see far."
**Do you mean," Incredulously, "that
Miss Carter refused you? Why. 1
•Thought nothing!" harshly. "She
was just playing with me."
"Haying with all of us apparently.
Sbe> what I never suspected her of
being- a flirt Now, suppose we drop
the subject, and you may as well forget what 1 said just now. I was laboring under a delusion. We'll flsh tbe
stream together if you like."
"Wltb all my heart"
Rut as they fished on up tbe stream
there was an unconvinced look In Lester's eyes, and more than once as be
glanced covertly at his companion be
shook bis bead.
"A kink somewhere," he muttered
ince to himself. "Margaret Carter Isn't
that kind of girl wholly. Maybe sbe
encouraged Stevens some, but she
didn't me—not any more than she did
Jonesey and Bates. We did it all ourselves."
Another half hour's fishing, with
scarcely a word spoken, and tbey entered a thicker growth of shrubbery
along tbe river's bank. In back, among
some apple trees, was a rather more
pretentious house than its neighbors.
It bad a hood veranda about It. and
there were fine clothes hanging on tbe
line In the yard.
"Wonder if a fellow could get anything to eat up there," said Lester.
"Don't know; looks as if they kept
summer boarders."
"What makes you tblnk so?"
"Country girls don't wear lingerie.
But I'm surprised that a man in your
fix should be hungry."
"I am. nil tbe same."
"Well,  so am   I,  for that  matter.
What do you say to going up there
and cooking these flsh?"
"Reckon a beefsteak would be more
satisfying than these tiny things.
Without tbe scales and bones there
isn't much.   Come along."
Meanwhile two girls in white dresses emerged from a rear door of the
house the young men bad noticed and,
screened by trees, had been coining toward them. Suddenly Lester's hnnd
dropped on his companion's shoulder.
"Hush!" be whispered. "Somebody's
There was a soft crackling of leaves,
ns though under light footsteps; then
the crackling censed, as If the owners
of the footsteps bad seated themselves
upon a stone or log or perhaps were
standing still gazing Into tbe water.
Several minutes of silence, wltb tbe
fishermen waiting for the footsteps to
commence again nnd pass on, then:
"What I can't understand. Margie. Is
your being able to leave Richmond for
this abomination of desolation. Why,
there isn't an eligible man vltbln
"Amen to thnt!" fervently. "It'a
worth unnumbered journeys from Richmond. But I'm sorry for you, poor
cousin, pining for the frivolities tbnt
I'm bappy to leave. I ought to have
been tbe country couslu and you tbe
city maid."
"If I were I wouldn't leave such a
quartet as Lester nud company.   Were
they sighing about you as forlornly as
when   I   visited  you   last  Christmas? |
Oh. Margie." ecstatically, "has either i
one of them come to the point yet?"      i
"Proposing marriage, you mean? Les- j
tcr and Jonesey nnd Bates asked me
Just before I left."
"O-o-oh!   And you?"
"Sent them nbout their business, of
course.     But   don't   talk   so   foolish.
Lucy.   I'm going back."
•'Walt a minute.   Uld Bd Stevens"—
"Come; I'm going back."
The two almost  Involuntary listeners, "hypnotized." ns lister afterward
expressed   it.  "by   paralyzing ninaze-
ment that the party of the third ptrt
should   have  dropped  down   from   a
clear   sky   at   that   particular   trout
stream."  waited  until  the sounds of
the footsteps bad died away.
Then tbey looked at each other.
Lester's fnee hnd nn odd grimace.
"Sure nbout that dismissal. Stevens?"
tie snapped.
"About what? Mine? None of your
business-or. well, what's the odds?
Yes; I felt so sure of her that I bad
words with her about you fellows being round so much. It didn't seem
fair to you—I mean to me."
"Well." said l-cster, wltb n visible
effort. "It strikes me you are considerable of a fool. Stevens. I noticed
she didn't include your name wltb
ours Just now and seemed averse to
having her cousin bring it up.
"She didn't hnve any words wit*
the rest of us-Jnst looked amused
nnd seemed tn take It as a Joke. It's
n pretty good sign when—oh, let go
my arm. confound yon! I won't say
another word to such n stupid Idiot
Follow her. If you want to. I'm going
dowu tbe river ttslilng."
ft* Other Denomination Hat Undergone So Many Changes.
The univtM'sai in-wii tnr of Ihe [MHlpto
iu (his tduuiry w ihe ceot. The etiHd
Joea hiri earliest business thinkim; in
terms of cents.  Tbe bobo bnlds up tha
What   the   Dusky   Beaus   and   Belles  |
Are Wearing In the Jungle.
The   amount   ol   clothing   worn   by
Central African natives would seem to
favor the theory that the ungual iu- I
centive towards dress was not so much
protection against the inclemencies ot, j
passerby with the request for a few : ^'weather as thedesire"of personal
cents to relieve the pangs of hunger. | atJornment Neariy aji African races
It is the unit of coinage. On the other i (suy8 a recently-returned traveler)
side of the continent the contempt for j wear <jress of some kind. On a cur-
it Is rapidly being overcome, and the: tain portion of the Congo, although
mints have to take a constantly in- i cloth is plentiful, the women wear no
creasing   demand   for   It   into   tbelr | covering at all; and, again, roundKis-
rerkonlngs. The appearance of the
new Lincoln cent Is one of tbe most Interesting additions to this coinage that
have been produced. For practically
tbe first time it substitutes tbe real for
tbe ideal, or. rather, the fanciful.
Terbaps no otber monetary denoml-
umu, the head of the Uganda Railway
on Lake Victoria Nyanza, both sexes
have refused to add to nature's garb.
Not content with the body which
nature has given them, moat races
shave their heads and eyebrows, deco- j
rate their bodies with colored clays
und vegetable paints, piece their ears
nation has undergone so many changes | i.nd noses, file or extract certain teeth,
of design. Since the republic was born i and turn much of their exterior into I
there have been almost annual changes i gooseflesh. The latter is accomplish-
In the character of the cent. Most of j ed by making a whole series of inc.-
these have been trivial, though some j *»°w* *"><» inserting therein the juice I
have been radical. Tli. cent of vm -#-» ^f wSlsT^e
bore a bust of Liberty.^wlth  flowing j thfi J^ stflnd out in reUe{ not unlike
*        '   au exaggerated Braille alphabet.
The shaven head, where no coiffure '
hair and the legend "Liberty. Parent
of Science and Industry." The next
year what was known as tbe "chain
cent" was produced, showing on tbe
reverse a cbaln wltb fifteen links
There were many Imperfect dies In
those days, but tbe Imperfections have
not Infrequently made them more precious to coin collectors. A genuine
1799 cent bus been among the pieces
most prized by tbe numismatist, since
they early became very scarce. This
was said to be due to tbe enterprise of
a Salem firm that secured several hundred thousand of tbem and sent fbem
to the coast of Africa, where, punched
wltb holes, they were hung as ornaments on the necks of the natives. -
Boston Transcript.
Ths Campanile of St. Mark's.
"In Venice the campanile of St
Mark's has now reached such a height
as to make an almost startling object
lesson on tbe terribly prosaic state of
hardness, tightness, smoothness, novelty and rigid repair In which tbe ages
of antiquity possessed the buildings
we bold venerable," says a writer,
"It Is a perfect facsimile of tbe original belfry tower of which the fall
gave a shock to all hearts, and that
beautiful tower before It fell bad a
surface, a sweetness, an imperceptible
disintegration, whlcb was tbe bloom
of time, A random touch of green
lodged between its bricks, thanks to
tbe birds or the winds. Its successor
Is an almost bldeous disappointment
and looks like nothing but a part of
some monstrous factory."
Tha Highest City.
Cerro de Pnsco Is tbe highest town
In the world. The remarkable broad
gauge railway by which it Is reached
passes over a higher altitude, about
that of Mont Blanc, and there are
mining camps nnd Indian villages at
greater elevations. It Is also true that
there are higher railway stations, for
on tbe Arequlpa-Puno line tbe station
of Crucero Alto attains the stupendous
elevation of 14.G60 feet, but at 1-1.200
feet above tbe sea level there Is no
other real town of 8.000 Inhabitants,
wltb a railway station, telegraphs, telephones, churches, shops, clubs, hospitals and vice consuls. It Is n wonderful eiample of American euterprlse.-
W. A. Hirst In London Spectator.
is worn, is like a smoked pumpkin,
and the flattened nose and thick lips
are far from pleasing; but I must confess, suys the authority quoted, in the
course of an article in Travel and Exploration, to a certain weakness for
these raised cicatrices, which vary indefinitely in design. A native "mode"
ai times, however, becomes exaggerated. On one occasion, in East Africa,
I remarked in the lobe of a native's
ear, pierced and stretched for the purpose almost out of recognition, an empty tobacco-tin which I had shortly
before discarded.
The men differ greatly in physique
according to race, but the main seat
of strength, seeing that they carry on
their heads, lies rather in the back
and neck than in the arms and legs, j
In his feet the native has retained i
a flexibility which was undoubtedly
possessed by the whole human race
in its infancy, and which we have
probably lost by the adoption of footgear. The native's feet are something
more than ours—mere balancing
points. He can use his toes aa we use
our fingers, and on this account he is
able to pas3 with unconcern where
the European proceeds with caution.
American Women's   Golf   Championship Captured by Miss Campbell.
Miss Dorothy Campbell, the British
golf champion, won the final match
in the women's national golf tourna- :
ment recently at Haverford, near
Philadelphia. Miss Campbell defeated Mrs. R. H. Barlow, of the Quaker
City, who put up a good game, but
fell down in the crisis. Miss Campbell adds the American championship to an already long list of titles.
Kllen Terry was only eight yean
old when she made ber Ural appear
;lli'-f un   'ile stage-
Mrs H'junra 'i'ullv. a naihe of
i avail. Iit'laud, now ou a visit to
Brooklyn, is 101 years old and eats
lobster and keeps house.
The Grand Prix de Rome, founded
by the Ustitute of Prance In 1803. has
been awarded to Mile. Luclenne Hen-
veltnnns. Men have usually been recipients of this award. Tbe holder has
four .veara' residence at the Villa Medici. Koine.
Miss Nellie H. Phllbrtck. for eighteen
years chief clerk in the Middlesex probate court at East Cambridge, Mass..
has been made third assistant probate
register. She is the first woman to
occupy tbe place, and ber appointment
comes as tbe result of a recently enacted law allowing women to fill such offices.
Miss Laura A. Hecox. wbo for twen
ty-seven years bas tended tbe light of
the Santa Cruz lighthouse, recently returned to her post from the last of the
six vacations she bas taken during
that period. Since 1881 Bhe hns had
absolute charge of the light, and In
nil that time it has never gone out daring tbe night
*•!■■    NEW 6.T.R. CHAIRMAN
Knighthood and the Stage.
It only remains for King Edward tc
knight George Bernard Shaw to cover
every branch of the dramatic field In
England. Gilbert was the first playwright to be permitted to wear knee
breeches In the king's presence, and
Gilbert's business was comic opera
His partner, Sullivan, died a knight
Irving was knighted for bis tragedy.
Wyndhnm for his comedy. Beerbohm
Tree now becomes a knlgbt by reason
of bis exceptional skill In dressing a
stage and In casting a play, and last,
but not least Pinero wears a title In
recognition of ills rank as tbe first of
contemporary English dramatists.—Argonaut
Sing Sing Prison.
Sing Sing prison Is to be moved
across the Hudson river fifteen oi
twenty miles northward, just eight
miles south of West Point, where a
large tract of land bas been purchased,
and a gang of several hundred convicts has been working for two years
grading the ground and quarrying
stone to build the walls to shut themselves In. The present prison wns also
built by convicts In 1820 with material found on the grounds; but. although It has been enlarged every few
years and Is now one of the largest
penitentiaries In the world, It is not
large enough.-Exchange.
German Gleanings.
Berlin supports about 1,D00 practicing dentists.
Germany has built s motorcar, armed
with a quick firing gun. specially,
adapted for use against airships.
Among tbe curiosities at a recent
culinary exposition In Germany were
baskets and Imitations of mushrooms,
almonds and various otber things fash
loned out of potatoes.
Tbe sightseeing automobile Is now
being used In Berlin, but it Is there
called the "cheese cart." because the
Vehicles are owned by H. W. Kaese,
and kaese Is the Geruiau word for
A census of cripples has been made
In Germany with the aid of medical
men. police and schoolteachers. The
number of cripples registered was 71,-
783, making 1.48 In each thousand Inhabitants.
The Royal Box.
King Leopold has announced that he
will place the modern paintings in tbe
royal gallery on sale next November.
In view of the precarious health of
King Mcnellk of Abyssinia full powers of regency have been granted to
Ras Tesama. the guardian of Prince
LldJ Jeassu, heir presumptive to the
Princess Louise Victoria, the only
daughter of the German emperor, has
never been kept In the seclusion tbnt
has been the lot of some princesses,
but bas visited endless theaters and
concert balls, always in fashionable attire, and has driven her own pony cart
In the Thlergarten and ridden there
ever since sbe was a little girl.
America and China enjoy a monopoly
of alligators.
French Postal System.
The French postal system was started In the reign of Louis XI., but the
•first director general was appointed by
Louis XIV. He farmed the onVe. pay
Ing 1.000.000 franca a year for the privilege.
-Chinese Writing.
In tbelr writing the Chinese make
use of at least 214 groups of Blgns.
each group containing from 6 to 1,3!W
separate characters.
The Oldest Language.
It is said that the Quiches dialect,
spoken by Indians of Guatemala, is
probably the oldest existing language.
At any rate, persons learned In the
lore of an/lqnlty set It down as older
either than Sanskrit or Hebrew.
The Ambidextroua Japanese.
Japanese children are taught at an
early age to write and draw wltb
both bands, and to this fart has boon
ascribed tbe superiority of Japanese
art in certain directions.
"Here's a new disease that afflicts
people that Bit too much In automobiles."
"Yes. And I remember there was a
special ailment for tbe users of bicycle
"Of course tbe medical fellows are at
work on a serious stunt for tbe chaps
who perch on aeroplanes.*
"No doubt of it. But It seems funny
thnt they have nil along neglected to
put something painful on the rural
hired man who continues to sit on the
fence."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
She is the women's open champion
of England and has been champion
of Scotland, where her home is, three
times. She gave one of the best exhibitions of play ever seen by a woman in an American tournament.
When her victory was once established she received as hearty a reception
from the crowd as if she had been an
American. Speaking of this afterward
Miss Campbell said: "Never have I
been more sincerely praised for a
victory, even when I brought the
woman's championship title back to
In presenting the medal to the new
champion Herbert Jacques, president
of the American National Golf Association, complimented Miss Campbell thusly: "I want to congratulate
you on the fine, consistent game you
have played all week. You are a
credit to the land of your birth, home
of the great game of golf, and I must
add that we hope to see you on this
side  again before  another year   has
Science Sittings.
Pure tungsten Is hard enough to
scratch glass.
The earth's atmosphere, according to
some authorities, varies in depth from
120 to 200 miles.
Life of only the "very lowest order"
exists on Mars, if life exists there at
all, according to Professor Simon New-
The eighth satellite of Jupiter, discovered at the Greenwich observatory
In January of last year, proves remarkable not only for being so fur
from the planet, but also for its very
eccentric orbit, its distnnce from Jupiter varying from about 10,000,000 to
20,000,000 miles.
Tales of Cities.
A recent directory census gives Milwaukee 370.2-K! Inhabitants. The census of 1900 gave the city 285,310 Inhabitants.
Ten years ago the St. Paul building,
at Ann street and Broadway, was the
tallest in New York nnd its 308 feet
of altitude was looked on with wonder. Now it attracts no particular attention.
Butte. Mont., Is snld to be the only
city In the country which has at the
same time a free park for the children and n street railway that provides free transportation to the park
for them.'
A Hard Time.
The choice of Mr. Ivan Caryll to
furnish the music for a piece to be
produced at the Theatre Metropole,
Berlin, is certainly a unique honor
for the popular composer. Although
a Frenchman by birth, Mr. Caryll is
a naturalized Briton, and has been
actively associated with English musical comedy for the last quarter of a
century. Mr. Caryll's early days in
London were by no means all honey.
"It was a hard time for me," he once
reniurked, "and the only way in
which I could eke out a very modest
existence was by giving music lessons. Often have I gone breakfast-
less to suburbs like Streatham, and
begun my teaching at half-past eight
Things Theatrical.
Doris Kenne hns been engaged for
the cast of "Arsene Lupin."
Mrs. Thomas Whlffen is to be a member of Kyrle Bellow's company this
E. E. Kidder's new play for Mar-
guerlle Clark Is called "The Golden
Sam Bernard Is to star In a new play
by Hartley Manners, whlcb Is named
tentatively "The Magician."
Louise Gunning will continue her
tour In "Mnrcelle" this season. Jess
Dandy will be In tbe company.
On. In  Wales Two Miles High  With a
Brook   Running   Through   It.
W*l.«i ever beard of a chiuitiey two
lulles high wild a brook running
through It? Vet such a chimney exists
In connection with the copper works
at Cwmavon, near Aberavon, in Glamorganshire, south Wales. This Is bow
II came to be built:
About   sixty   years  ago   the  copper
smoke   from   these   works   was   Ihe
plague of the neighboring countryside
It   settled   upon   and   destroyed   the
grass   for twenty   miles  round,   while
Ihe sulphur and arsenic in tbe fumes
affected   Ihe  hoofs  of cattle,  causing j
gangrene.   Tbe owners of  the works
tried all sorts of devices to remedy the j
(rouble,  but In   vain.   Finally   Itobert
Hrenlon,   who  waS  nftcrward  a  sue- !
ressful railway engineer In India, soiled the problem.
The copper works are nt the foot of '
a steep bill.   Mr. Brenton constructed
a   Hue,  or chimney, running contlnu
nusly  from the base to about a  hundred feel above the summit, following
the natural slope of the ground.   The
brick  which lined It and of  which  it
was   largely  constructed   was  burned
close hy.   A small spring gushing out
near the summit of the hill wns turned .
Into the chimney nnd allowed to How
through   almost   Its  entire   length   to '
condense the smoke.  Once n year It Is
swept out and nbout a ton of precipitated copper obtained.   Its lop can be
seen for between forty and fifty miles   :
-London Answers.
Mr!    A.-W.   SMITHERS   IS   SIR   C.
Her  Lett  Request  Before   Her Death
on the Scaffold.
How Mme. Itnlnnd bore herself on
her Journey along tbe via dolorosa of
the revolution which led from the Con-
ciergerle to the Place de la Guillotin
the world knows. No recorded pll
grim of the loug train that fared that
way lu tbose heroic days showed a
subllmer Indifference to Its terrors.
A spectator wbo saw ber as she passed
the Pont Neuf wrote of her as stand
lug erect and culm In tbe tumbril, bet-
eyes shining, ber color fresh and brilliant, with a smile on ber lips as sbe
tried to cheer ber companion, an old
man overcome by tbe fear of approach-
lug death.
At tbe foot of tbe scaffold sbe asked
for pen and paper to write the strange
thoughts that were rising In her. When
tbe executioner grasped ber arm to assist ber In mounting tbe steps she
drew back nnd begged that ber coin
piuilon might be allowed to precede
her. The custom of the guillotine til
ilowed her, as a woman, the privilege
of dying first, but she wished to spare
the infirm old man a scene that would
augment his fears.   Sanson objected.
"Come, citizen,'' sbe urged him, wltt
a smile, "you cannot deny a ludy bet
Inst request."
Her wish was granted-Editor ot
"Her Private Memoirs."
Fooling the Fish.
It hns been found by tbe owner of
a fishing boat at St. Abbs, Berwickshire, that a net dyed as nearly as
possible the hue of the sea, Instead of
the traditional brown, results In a
much better catch. The discover?
wns put to the test the other night
when of a fleet nf stuty-ftre flstllnn
craft the boat with Its nets dyed blm
made by far the latv-sl eah h Tin
it\e used l« hlit»«ioue.-London MalL
The Legion of Honor.
The Legion of Honor  was  founded
by  Napoleon  iu   1802 while  tirst consul as a reward for military and civil
The Equity System.
Equity is a name used to denote
those principles of justice thnt ate not
covered by any statute or rule of common law and require to be dealt with
separately. Equity Is n system of Jurisprudence, supplementary to law.
properly so called, aud grew up from
tbe Inadequacy of commoti law forms
to secure justice in all cases.
Six Soldier Sons.
All the six sons of Mr. and Mrs.
John Moore, of Edwards Road, Belvedere, Kent, Eng., are serving in
the army, five being in the Royal
Field Artillery, in which the father
served for twenty-nine and a half
years, and the sixth in the Army Service Corps.
The  Libretto.
"Pi. what is a libretto?"   "A libretto, Aurelius. is a home for old jokes."
Hart Him Fast.
Cytilnts It is Impossible for a wo
man tn keen n secret. Heripecke—1
don't know nbout that. My wife nr.d
1 were engaged for several weeks before she said anything to me about lt_
-Philadelphia Iteeord.
Thanked His Star*.
Wben tbe French revolution broke
out u number of scientists lost tbelr
lives, but Lulunde, tbe astronomer,
only paid Ihe more attention to the
skies and Us constellations. When he
fouud, after the reign of terror, that
be bud escaped the fury of the mob
he exclaimed gratefully. "1 may thank
my stars for it." Would any apparent
Jest possess more genuine truth?
Allison tells how during Napoleon's
Egyptian campaign no sootier were the
tnatnelukos observed at a distance than
the word was given. "Komi square;
artillery tp the angles; asses and sa
vans to the center.'' The command
afforded no little merriment to the soldiers even at atleb an exciting moment nnd made them cull the asses
The Man Who Is to Take Over the
British End of the Grand Trunk
Hat Been Associated With the
Road Since 1896, When He Traveled Through This Country—Member
of Stock Exchange Since 1873.
One of the continuous-performance
miracles of commercial life is the
manner in which there is alwayB a
man ready to take the place of any
other man who drops out. It doesn't
matter how high is the place or how
elaborate the equipment required to
till it, there is always someone to
jump in and do the work when the
emergency arises. Financial geniuses
pass away, as Harriman did only a
short while ago, and the public stands
shuddering, waiting for the catacylsin
Paris Student Restaurants.
StudeTIt restaurants In Paris are nn
Institution that Americans may well
envy. They ure run solely for the benefit of the students, although stranger-
are welcome. There are certain little
formalities that must be observed
For Instauce, it Is the duty of every
one entering to bow to the miidauie
aud say. "BonJour. tnadaine," or "Bou-
solr. iiiadunie," according to the time
of day. After one has finished his
meal be asks for the "additione," a*-
the bill Is called. When it Is presented
by the trim little waitress it is con
sldered only proper to say, "Merel,
mademoiselle." He then leaves U tip
of 10 centimes, or 2 cents, nnd. ngnlr
bowing to the nindaine and saying
"BonJour" or "Bonsolr," he Is nt liber
ty to leave. The highest priced article
on the bill of fine Is 75 centimes, oi
In cents, and this In all students' restaurants is n eliateuuhriutid. a tendei
piece of beefsteak surrounded with
potatoes soutUe. Never drink Frenet
coffee. It is eiecrable. The French
do not consider coffee good iiinless tbe
beun Is burned to a black crisp.-Ly
ceumlte. ^	
Oak Mark For Government Surveyor!,
Tbe sky line north of Mountain
Home. Ark., rises In two long curves,
then flattens out nnd leaves In silhouette alwve the crest of what Is known
as Wallace knob a solitary iree. It Is
such u strikingly lovely tree that no
visitor to (he town falls to notice It
nnd ask bow It got there. Then tit
hears that several years ago the government engineers decided to llnd out
the exact fall of the land from Denver
to Atlanta. <!n. Wallace knob on account of Its elevation was chosen ns
one of the three chief observation
points In a huge triangle. To mark
this knob wilh a conspicuous object tn
sight nt nil the trees on It were cut off
but this one murker. It Is nn oak fifty
or sixty feet lu height.- Kansas City
An Expensive We(td!ng Gift.
Harwood-llul If you hate Ibe chap
Hint won your "Id girl whv did you
send him nn expensive wedding present? Cogger-Hist: I sent him niy
old automobile for revenge Ii breaks
down every few miles and costs a rich
man's Income to keep lu repair.—Cbl-
rago News.
that must follow such a passing.
But before they can catch their breath
some other fellow has quietly stepped
in, and the ajork is taken up where
the master-hand dropped it. In the
same way—though in different degree,
perhaps—Sir Charles Rivers-Wilson
retires from the chairmanship of the
Grand Trunk Railway Co. only to
have his place taken at once by Mr.
Alfred Waldron Smithers, who had
been vice chairman for the past five
Mr. Smithers' connection with the
company dates back to 1396, in which
year he made his first tour of inspection in Canada, traveling over all
the numerou- branch lines of the company, as well as along its main arteries. This trip he has since repeated. In 1907, in company with Mr.
Hays, he traveled over a large stretch
of the route to be taken by the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, going from
Vancouver'to Prince Rupert, the site
of which as a terminal port much impressed him. Mr. Smithers is thoroughly optimistic as to the future
which lies before the G.T.R. and
G.T.P. systems. He is an active, alert
man, still in the fifties, and is credited with that mastery of detail which
is so essential in the head of a great
organization such as the G.T.R. Mr.
Smithers hns been a member ot the
Stock Exchange since 1873; he is
chairman ol the English Association
of American Bondholders, having succeeded Mr. Joseph Price — formerly
vice-president of tlie G.T.R.—in that
position   in  1904.
A   Professor's   Test.
While conducting examinations at
an English university Prof. D'Arcy
Thompson learned that one of the
students to be examined, a young
woman who was a candidate for a degree, was so timid nnd nervous that
it was likely she would not do herself justice in the examination, apd
he was asked to make allowances for
this. Prof. Thompson asked to be
presented to her before the hour for
examinations, and after meeting her
he suggested that as they had a few
moments at their disposal he would
be pleased to have her Bhow him
about the museum. She gladly agreed,
and they spent a delightful half hour.
But when the dr*aded time approached the nervousness of the young woman became apparent. Finally she
summoned courage to ask when the
ordeal would take place. The conclusion of the story is obvious—Prof.
1 Thompson told her the dreaded hour'
[ was over. While they sauntered about
the museum he had put her through
a rigid examination. She had answer-
: ed his questions brilliantly, and she
received  her degree.
Interchange of Opinion.
Snld   Williams   Wife-   William  can
make money, but he will never be able
to save nny.
!    Snld William's Mother-That Is Just
| whnt I warned my son when he wanted to marry you.   Baltimore American.
"Black Michael."
It was nn account of his dark complexion that Lord St. Aldwyn (Sir
Michael Hicks-Ileach), who recently
celebrated his seventy-second birthday, was so named, although there
are some who contend that it wns his
biting tongue and somewhat hot temper which led to the nickname. Most
people are aware that his lordship
was Leader of the Commons for a
short period in 1886, and that when
the Conservatives returned to power
he was ousted from that position by
Lord Randolph Churchill. Nevertheless, when the bust of Lord Randolph was unveiled in the House,
Lord St. Aldwyn spoke of the man
who hail stepped over his head in
a voice choked with emotion. His
son is member for the Tewkesbury
Division of Gloucester.
Not  Merely  Fractured.
"Does   your   uew   baby   break
rest mm h':"
"Break   It:    He  pulverizes It!"—Exchange.
Opium Is used asa'metrhiiafof-ex*
cbuojie iu some partt of China.
Diogenes, lantern In hand, entered
the village drug store. "Say, have yon
anything thut will cure a cold?" he
"No, sir. 1 have noL" answered the
pill compiler.
"Give mc your hand," exclaimed
Diogenes, dropping his lantern. "1
have at last fouud au honest uian."
Mr. Park—Last nlghl I dreamed thnt
I proposed to you    Miss Ornmcrcy—
How   much   more   sensible   you   are
Isleep than nwakel-Judge.
A Queer Fish.
The mnlthOi n Brazilian flsh. can
crawl, walk or hop. nut entinot glide
through the water like Its tinny brethren. In shape it Is something like a
toad and possesses n long snoot. But
It Is also furnished wilh tins, I'.mgh
these are tint adapted for artlug on
the water.
A   Remarkable   Record.
Few living peers hnve chnnged their
names as often as the Earl of An-
caater. Horn Gilbert Heathcote, he
succeeded his father as second Lord
Aveland at the age of thirty-seven.
Twenty years later, on the death of
his mother, he became the twenty-
fourth Baron Willoughby de Ersby,
and finally, In 1J92. was created Earl
of Ancaster. His pedigree goes back
to the Conquest and to Anarnwd, King
nf \V;il"s nod "*'■* nf hi- Hn**">clni*g was
Lord Major af London in 1711.
Galvanized Iron.
Galvanized Iron Is not galvanized at
all, but is coated with zinc by being
plunged Into a bath of that metal aud
muriatic acid.
Granite Is n fire formed rock which
hns been subjected to Intense heat nnd
enormous pre-  ure deep down beneath
the surface of t.he earth.
Moth and Flame.
Moths fly against the candle flame
because tbelr eyeB can bear only «
small amount of light. Wheu, therefore, they come within tbe light of t
candle their sight Is overpowered and
their vision confused, and as they cannot distinguish objects they pursue the
light Itself and fly against the flume. THE   TIMES.   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
There is absolutely no occasion for
when you come to look at the new winter suits and overcoats we have just placed in stock. Such perfect specimens of fine tailoring are seldom seen outside the merchant tailor shops. Such values are never known outside this store. We are positive we can fit any man and
satisfy his judgment as regards style and quality. You
have a good range to choose from and you know exactly
what you're getting. There's a certain dressiness about
our suits and overcoats that distinguish them on the
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
Rev. R. W. Lee was in Michel
J. F. Jarvis wns on the sick
list this week,
Geo, 'Chamberlain left this
morning for Frank, Alta.
F. Howard is con lined to his
room this week with la grippe.
Mrs. A. Mathison was visiting
friends in Fernie Monday.
J. Hartley of Fernie, is working this week in tho P. Burns
butcher shop.
Mrs. A. Mills and Miss Jessie
Mills will receive Wednesday,
January 20th.
- Miss Elsie Rcdfield, formerly
of the Hosmer Hotel, was in
town this week.
Wanted—A small set of,books
to koop in spare time. Address
box 4, Times ofluie.
It is expected that the Frank
hockey team will be up here
Sunday, January 23rd.
Fred Denison, traveling representee for P. Burns & Co.,
was in town last week.
J. F. Richey, who hits been on
the sick list, is getting ready
for active service again,
Remember there are fifty
dozen gloves and mitts at record
prices at A. Mathieson's.
Percy Cook got a slight "skate
Masquerade Ball, to be given
by the Fire Brigade, at the Hosmer opera house Friday evening, Feb. 4, 1910.
' "Big John" is the man "behind" at the Pacific hotel. John
has a host of friends in town
who will be pleased to learn of
his new position.
It is reported that there will
be a change in the mtjnagement
of the store of the Hosmer Mercantile Co. and that John Wylie
will bo the new manager.
Tho stormy weather for the
past few days has interfered
with skating at the rink. Better organize a stock company
and get a covered rink for next
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
C. T. Cumming* the genial
teller at the Bank of Montreal,
returned Friday from a two
weeks hoilday. He visited Vancouver, Seattlo and other coast
W. T. Watson loft Sunday
morning for Cranbrook, where
ho will have charge of tho C. P.
R, (station for a few weeks.
During his absence E. W. Bromley will act as station agent tit
With the fall  of first heavy
snow,    Col.   John   Henry   Bill
Morrison has resigned  his posi-
on" Tuesday and was fined $7.ii01 fcion as caretaker of the Hosmer
when he went before the "beak" ' Skating Rink.   J. Hardgon has
Nellie,   the  three wce.ks old been   appointed    to   fill    the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. W. | vacancy.
A. Mathieson reports that last
weeks business was the best
weeks business during the time
he has been in Hosmer. Groceries, gents furnishings, boot,
and shoo business all show an
Gransedik,   was    baptised    by
Rev. Father Salles, yesterday.
Mrs, R. J. Cole arrived last
Friday evening from Vancouver, where she has been
visiting for several weeks.
A. Sampson, chief constable,
of Fernie. went on a trip to The Hosmer Fire Brigade are
Moyic, Tuesday to look fffter a erecting a large new triangle
change of constables at that for fire alarm purposes. They
place. will make a test on  Sunday at
Have you   a  weak   throat? about  U a'"''   If "'^ of tlle
If so, you cannot  be too care- j citizens   hoar   the   noise    they
fill.    You cannot   begin treatment   too   early.      Each   cold
F. G. Armstrong, who for
some time past has occupied the
position of time keeper tit the
Hosmer Mines, Ltd., has resigned and will accept a situation
at Michel with the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co. H. L Brown is
the new time keeper.
William Stanley, editor and
manager of the District Ledger,
Fernio, for the past few years,
has resigned his position and
will in the near future open a
job printing office in Fernie.
It it understood that his successor has not yet been appiont-
Next Sunday night at the
Methodist church, Rev. R. W.
Lee will give the second of his
"Characters from Pilgrim's
Progress," the characters being
"Interpreter and Wordly Wiseman." A hearty invitation is
given to all to hear these addresses.
Now that the snow is ou the
ground, holes, stumps and logs
all covered up, the grade looks
quite easy for a continuance of
Main street to the government
road at the south end. This
will go a long way towards
perfecting the plan "with the
culvert" for a continuous Main
street. Every person 'who has
an interest in the town should
work with a will to secure the
desired end. It is to be hoped
that the Board of Trade will
use its best efforts to further
the same object.
John Houston Again a Winner
A man 60 years of age, who
hns worked as a printer from
the Pacific to the Atlantis and
from Rio Grande north to Bow
River, who has owned newspapers and job printing offices
in a dozen towns and cities in
the United States aad Canada,
for the first time in his life
worked an old year out and a
new year in tit Fort George,
setting 2-nick nonpareil type
by lamp light. Who says men
should be chloroformed ut the
age of 60?—Fort George Tribune.
Miner Killed in Frank Mine
A fatal accident occured in
No. 2 mine of the Canadian
Consolidated Company atFrank
last Saturday morning in which
Elie Bergnes lost his life by being crushed between a coal car
aud a chute.
It is not known exactly how
the accident happened as
Bergnes was alone at the time
but when the matter was discovered about 9 o'clock in the
morning, the unfortunate miner
was found pinned between the
car and one of the chutes on
the bottom level of the shaft
colliery. Berges was employed
at drawing coal from the chutes
connected with tne upper leval
and running them to the cage
at the shaft and apparently he
had been caught between the
car and the chute while the car
was in motion and had his life
crushed out.
They watch while you sleep,
the fire brigade. The boys will
givo a masquerade ball at the
opera house Friday night, February 1th. Turn out and help
The carpenter work on the
new school houso is progressing
rapidly. There should not be
any reason why everything
should not be in perfect shape
for occupancy on tho 1st of
March. Grandpa Cole wears
that large expansive smile
which says so much.
Last    Saturday    evening
honor  of  Mrs.   Hendricks
makes you more liable to another and the last is always
the harder to cure. If you will
take Chamberlain's Cough Ro-
medy at tho outset you will be
saved much trouble. Sold by
all druggists.
I citizens   bear   the
not get unduly excited.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy never disappoints those who
use it for obstinate coughs,
colds Md irritations of tho
throat and lungs. It stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold
by all druggists,
Burmis and Mrs.
Bellvue, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Pillion entertainted a party of
frie ids ut their residence. The
even :ig wns spent with dancing
auu interspersed with some fine
songs by Jim McKelvie, John
Morgan nnd others. Every one
present expressed themselves
as having an enjoyable evening.
Tho busiest and mightiest
little thing that ever was made
is Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets.. They do the
work whenever you require
their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, llstless-
noss into energy, gloominess
into joyousness. Their action
is so gentle one don't realize
they hnve taken n purgative.
Sold by all druggists.
Immigration Department Throws Cold
Water on Farmer's Intentions
The department Of immigra-
tson at Ottawa under consideration during the last few days
the case of a Balmoral farmer,
who has expressed to the booking firm of John Pitts & Son,
of New-castle-on-Tyntj. his willingness to teach young Englishmen the first principles of agriculture on a Manitoba farm,
for a consideration.
What this philanthropist pro
posed was, that the young man
from Great Britain, who has
money and no experiance of
the Canadian prairies and the
methods adopted in this country
to produce, wheat and cattle,
should pay him annualy the
sum of $500 for instruction and
for board and a home during
the period required. If the
young man desired to keep a
horse for the sum of $5 per
week additonal.
The firm of John Pitts & Son
communicated with the department and drew forth from
the government a clear statement with references to the
ideas of the immigration officials on this subject. The government is opposed to the
bringing to Canada of any
young men, who are to pay for
instruction on farms. The department requires that in all
cases such young men should
bo paid wages, and hold that
in j there is no justification for the
of I payment of any sums of money
Ex-Governor G. H. Mackintosh of Rossland May Make Another Fortune
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, forth-
ly of this city, is likely to make
another large fortune in aiming. When the British America
Corporation was organized Governor Mackintosh was made its
managing director and on its
behalf purchased $5,000,000
worth of mining properties in
the Rossland camp, including
the Le Roi, for which $3,500,000
was paid. The governer made
a considerable fortune here at
that time estimated at about
$300,000, which he lost in
speculating in real estate and
mines. He has, however, kept
in touch with mining affairs
and he has now property in
Gowganda that will probably
make him rich.
George Tunstall, who is well
known in the Kootenays, where
he was for several years agent
of the Hamilton Powder company, brings tho news of Governer Mackintosh's good fortune, Mr. Tunstall says he
met the governor in Toronto.
"Mr. Mackintosh is developing in Gowganda camp a group
of silver claims that promise to
rival anything in Cobalt," said
Mr. Tunstall. "The vein is well
defined and runs thousands of
dollars to tho ton. Tho governer, according to information I
learned from personal friends,
is likely to make a big cleanup.
He is in virtual control of the
property and has large financial backing in doing the
pi eliminary development work.
Mr. Mackintosh, with characteristic modesty, simply admitted that he had a. vory promising showing, and hinted
that he expected to lay by a
few dollars for a rainy day.
Of course I know he meant a
million, and I feol certain his
expectations will bo realized."
Mr. Mackintosh bought tho Le
Roi mine from the Spokane
owners and sold it to an Eny
glish syndicate about 10 years
ago. He was a leading figure
in Rossland and endeared himself to prospectors for his generous ways. He realized, so it is
said, about $000,000 out of tho
Le Roi deal.—Rossland Mirier.
Changes at Coal Creek Mines
There have been a number of
important changes in the management of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal company at Coal
Creek. The general superintendent, Charles Simister, who
litis been there two years, has
resigned. The resignation of
Elijah Heathcote, who litis been
acting as local superintendent,
litis also resigned.
Fernie Toughs Go To Jail
His honorjud^e P. E. Wilson
held .« meeting of the county
court last Saturday at Fejiiie,
John Williams and Michael
>^Turd appeared to answer to
the charge of having stolen $52
from the till of the Queen's
Hotel bar while the 'bartender
was temporarily absent. The
cases being proved against the
prisoners John Williams was
sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and Ward wits giv-
en two years. They were taken to the provincial goal tit
Nelson on Tuesday.
Dog Sleigh Races
The dog sleigh races were
held last Saturday on Victoria
avenve at Fernie and were a
howling success from a spectators point of view. Although
all dogs are compelled to be
muzzled, the precaution does
not prevent them from causing
some funny mixups, much to
the amusement of the onlookers, Thomas Whalen, tho patron saint of the sport in Fernie,
is perfecting plans for a great
big meet before tbe end of the
season and under his able management it is bound to be a
A. Mills & Son say they can
" boot" every man, woman, boy
or girl in Hosmer. See their
ad. 22tf
The January Rod and Gun
With the acUent of another
year, Rod and Gun in Canada,
published by W. J. Tailor,
Woodstock, Ont., is to the
front with a fine issue for Jan-
nary. Running through all the
stories—aud there are many of
them—is that pleasant out-door
tone which always proves a
healthful tonic, the plentiful
supply of which, in stories and
and pictures, has given the
magazine an assured position.
Fishingand hunting experiences
arc interspersed with camping stories. Indian legands, prospecting of the far Queen Charlotte Islands and strange happenings iu   the   backwoods.
To begin the New YearU'oll
and continue throughout isljioi
same good way, the companionship of Rod and Gun should be
secured. If he adopts this
course the sportsman will have
continual reminders throughout
the year of his outings, and additions to the bright, anticipations with which he looks forward to future joys.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a very valuable medicine
for throat and lung troubles,
quickly relieves and cures painful breathing and a dangerous
ly sounding cough which indi-   {
-..i.„. i„J  1         t!„U   t      t
cates congested lungs,
all druggists.
Sold by
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
wammm Plumbers m*g**
Tinsmiths, Steamfitters
Shop: Rear Bennett Bros. Hardware Store
i ■
i ■
Doz. pairs of Gloves, lined or unlined
Doz. pairs of Gloves, lined or unlined
Regular 60c £Ap
Saturday cash price Tvv
Livergall of for the   privilege   of  learning
farming operations.
Numerous instances have occurred in past years when
young men from the mother
country, who had a little
money, were defrauded by
schemes of this character and
the government is determined
that the number of cases of
this kind in the future shall be
reduced to a minimum.
 »■ i a i «	
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is not a common, overy-day
cough mixture. It is a meritorious remedy for all the troublesome ami dangerous complications resulting from cold in
tho head, throat, chest or lungs.
Snld by all druggists.
King of the Road Overalls, union label .
& G Railroad Overalls
I Complete stock of H. B. K. Cos goods
Pinto Shell
Working  shirts,   mackinaws
Cordovan Gloves and Mitts.
and tho
These goods need no introduotion as they aro recognized as tho best wear
resisters on the market
The Art Tailoring Co.
make the best and most stylish garments ir/'
Canada.' Wo are the solo agents
Do you enjoy a  pool
Drop in on Sam Snell.
Don't FORGET that we have the BEST, the
the town.
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.


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