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Read our ad
on the back
page.
A. Mills & Son
THE HOSMER TIMES
Our ad on the
back page will
interest you.
A Mills & Son
Volume II.
HOSMER, B. C. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1910
Number 28
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The Hosmer
Drug&
Book Store
H. F. McLEAN
Manager
Prescription
Druggists
MARLATTS
SPECIALS
These Exceptionally Low Prices ape for Friday and Saturday Only and are Strictly Gash
Ladies'  Colored  Muslin   Blouses,   special 35C
Ladies' White Muslin Blouses, regular price
$2, special price	
Ladies' White Muslin Blouses, regular
price $1.50, special price	
35 only, Men's Felt Hats, assorted, ranging from $2 to $3, special price	
Boys' Tweed Pants, regnlar price $1,
special price	
All Wool, White Blankets, 8 pounds, regular price $7, special price	
Ladies' Fine Wool Underwear, Stanfeld's
make, regular price $1.50, special price
per suit	
Ladies' Fine Wool Underwear, Stanfield's
make, regular price $3.00, special price
per suit	
$1.50
and $2.00
&? QUALITY STORE
House Block G. H. MARLATT
M0HM
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| We have the only
Original Alarm Clock
$2.50
With a guarantee. Call and examine them !:
Large shipment just received
A. B. CAMPBELL
| OFFICE SUPPLIES BOOKS, STATIONERY !:
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Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
lor rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
R. W. ROGERsS
Post Office Bl.ock HOSMER, B. O.
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THE MASQUERADE
DECIDED SUCCESS
Hosmer Fire Brigade Give Their
First Annual Bal Masque
HOSMER    HOTEL
JOHN SORKEE, PROPS.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drink»i hut you call for will bo
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The first annual masquerade
ball under the auspices of the
Hosmer Fire Brigade was held
on Friday evening, Feb. 4th at
at the opera, house. There was
a good turnout of the lovers of
the fantastic, ass well aa several
spectators. Several of the
dancers being very tastefully
costumed and everybody
seemed bent on having a good
time. The hall was attractively
decorated and illuminated, a
arc lamp being installed specially for the occasion. The music
was all that could bo desired
and was furnished by the Hosmer orchestra.
The judges made tlio following awards: Ladies best dress-
ed-Mrs. J. S. Wallace 1st; Miss
McLaughlan 2nd. Gontloinen
best dressed—Joe Filion 1st; I.
J. Brown 2nd. Best comic
character A. A. Davis.
The following is a partial list
of those in costume:
R. Deucharm: Indian Chief,    j
Mrs. J. S. Wallace: Spanish |
Dancor.
Miss Annie Alio: School Girl.
I. J. Brown, Indian Chief.
Joe Filion: Mrs. Mag. Murphy.
J. Galsinoro: Man From Nowhere.
Nick Lalick: Swede.
Miss Mary McDonald: Spanish Costume.
Annie McDonald: Flower
Girl.
Mrs. J. W. Mollis: Italian
Girl.
Mrs. J. T. Musgrove: Pierette.
J. T. Musgrove: Clown.
R. Miller: Merry Widow.
Mrs. B. W. Rogers: Olden
Days.
Joe Fletcher: Fishermen,
J. G. Grant: Sing Sing Convict.
E. I. Bennett: Mephistopheles.
Mrs. Fred Wildman: Bat.
Dan   McLelland:   Sing   Sing
Convict.
R. S. McTaggart, Sing Sing
Convict.
Mrs. E. I. Bennett: Hosmer
Times.
A. E. Ferguson: Pierette.
S. Snell: Engineer.
Miss Joephine Bolduc: Good
Luck.
Miss Ethel Metcalfe: Alpine
Girl.
Miss Annie Oulctte: Dutch
Girl.
John Bossio: Master Mechanic
T. Stockett: Clown.
A. McColley: Fore and After.
A. McDonald: Fore and After.
C. T. Gumming: Spanish Cavalier.
Miss McLaughlan: Shamrock.
Dr. B. B. Man*.* Dominican.
H. A. Marx: Tin Pedler.
Miss L. Brunner: Swiss Girl.
Miss Charlotte H. Pitblado:
Barrister.
Mrs. Hugh Bell: Blue Bell.
A. McL. Fletcher: Skye Highlander.
C. B. Winter, Skye Highlander
H. F. McLean, Skyo Highlander.
Mrs. C. B. Winter: Spanish
Danco Girl.
Mrs. H. F. McLean, Spanish
Danco Girl.
F. W. McDonald: Cow Puncher.
John Morgan: Clown.
T. Spoor: Clown.
J. Nawioki: Indian.
A. Armstoad: Tramp.
C. Hiltz: Hobo.
MA.SQUE-LCT8
Joo Filion was quito a success
and posed as a C. P. R, bunk
house woman and Joe knows
his business.
There was some lovely trip-
lots. One lot apparently
emanated from the Isle of Skye,
but they did'nt speak Gaelic.
Another lot looked like late
arrivals from Nelson, 23 for
you.
Tlie man with the stock of
hardware ami cooking utsciisils
looked good tc designing maidens.   He was a man of marks.
Did Mephisto leave his card
with you? He is at homo on
Tuesday or any othor old day.
One very noticeable feature
was the increased output of
clowns.. We could readily imagine for tho time being that
we were in Fernie or Elko, as
our berg could not easily support so many of that fraternity.
Thero was ono ferocious looking cow puncher who reminded us of P. Burns & Co's artistic
calender, but he had a tender
spot somewhere, as he did'nt
disdain to flirt outrageously
with the Merry Widow from
Marysville.
Tho would-be Dominican
Friar with his imposing head
dress and inky black costume
thought the apparel would be
enlivened up by a comet. Later
on'ho made eyes at "Venus."
Tho older residents of the
city were well represented and
reminded one of Winnipeg
twenty years ago, that is before
Hudson Bay was in bottles.
One lady was heard to remark
that they looked like real
Injins; another from Moyie,
said sho did'nt know about the
looks but they certainly smell-
ed bad.
Notk—We would wish above
mentioned Indians to understand that this is not editorial
opinion.
Mine Workers' Convention
The following notice has been
issued:
Indianapolis, Jan. 18,1010.
To the officers and members of
local unions District No. 18,
United Mine Workers of America :
Brothers and follow workers :
As you are aware, our annual
convention is called to convene
on Wednesday, February 2nd
in the city of Lethbridge, Alta.
The International convention
will not likely get through until
January 20th, and it would bo
impossible for us to get back
to tho District by tho 2nd. You
are aware that, as your official
representatives, we havo a number of important matters to
bring to the • attention of tho
International Executive Bourd,
and those matters effect vitally
the interests of Dist. 18 and its
membership.
Ordinarily there is no reason
why any convention that is
called should be postponed to a
future date, but we believe that
the best interest of tho membership of Dist. 18 can bo served
by postponing the convention
to a future date to bo named
later. This convention will bo
called as soon as we can get
back to the District.
In order that there will be no
misunderstanding, the delegates
wbo are now elected to attend
the convention on Wednesday
Feb. 2, will be the delegates
who are entitled to bo present
at a later date. You will see
by this that there is no disposition to change the arrangement
that local unions have made
with tho exception of changing
the date of convention.
With the hope that you can
appreciate   tho importance   of
changing   this date and assuring you   thut  tho   convention
will    bo    held    on    or before
Feb.      23,     with     our     best
wishes, for tho success of the
membership of District 18,  we
are
Truly and fraternally yours
W. B. Poweix, Prosidcnt
C. STUBB8, Vice-President
A. J. Carter, See-Treas.
EXCITING GAME OF
ROUGH HOCKEY
! Large Audience  Present.   The
Kids Beat the Seniors 9-0
Not having boen accustomed
to reporting prize fights or
slugging contests, wo cannot
give au account of tho scrap
(beg pardon! game) by rounds
that took place last Sunday at
the Hosmer rink betweon the
Juniors and Seniors.
Well, the gamo started after
long delay and it was at onco
seen that at least ono of the
seniors were out for blood.
His actions in the first five
minutes entitled tho referee to
put him on the fence for the
rest of tho gamo, but this was
not done.
Wo will not go into details
as it was not pleasant to see
and would not mukegood reading. Suffice it to say that a
dead set was made on one or
two of the juniors and every
kind of a dirty trick known in
hockey was employed against
them during the game.
The gamo itself was rather
one sided as the juniors had
the best skaters and stick handlers. It is hard to tell who shot
all the goals, as the juniors
scored 8 times in 40 minutes. -
It was simply a procession
and the large crowd seemed delighted with tho result.
rUCKLBTS.
Speors had to sink into an
attitude of prayer several times
in his vain attempts to keep the
kids from scoring.
Pucks must bo cheap where
ono of tho seniors came from.
Jimmy Dunsmoro had a
beautifully decorated eye which
was given to him free gratis
when the puck was at the other
end of the rink.
Grant blew his whistle occasionally in some of his lucid
intervals.
The junior team were all
stars (shooting stars at that)
and Cox and McDonald played
a vory fair gamo for the seniors.
ICE CREAM
s=IN BRICKS=
FRED COX
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
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WHAT IS HOME
Without a Heintz-
man & Co. Piano ?
Let lib sup plj- you *
with one of thobo sup- J
cib instruments and t
you will wonder how J
you ever managed to
exist w i thou I  o n e.
IHEINTZMAN PIANO PARLORS
M. W. ELLEY, District Manager
| Grand Opera House Block Fernie, B. C.
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This space is reserved
for next week
THE HOSMER MERCANTILE CO.
JOHN WYLIE, Manager
Near Queen's Hotel Unsnirr, B. (;.
The Saturday Night Concert
The usual Saturday night
concert at Camp No. 3 was a
howling success. Supt. Waters brought over his grama phone, which furnished oceans of
amusement for all hands. The
chair was occupied by E. Worth
and the following program was
rendered:
Airs froniMikado, J.Warburton
Song F. Wilhird
News from war.. .G, E. Sinclair
Song G. Gladstone
Song A. Mr.Kollnr
Song K.  Dunsire
Song. G. E. Sinclair
Song J. Warburton
Song J.Campbell
Song. _.. -_...F. G. Waters
Vermillion Forks Coal company is calling for tenders for
the construction of a mine
building.
THE MICHEL GAME
The Hosmer junior Hockey
team went to Michel last Thursday and again put it oyer the
Michel boys. Tho line up was
as follows :
Hobmeh Michel
LeiUiaiiser Goal Ecclesnon
McDougall... .C. Point Maislanil
Patterson Point A. Marsland
Marlatt Hover Baldrick
0. Marlatt Centre J. Travis
W. Miller .. .Left Wing Davis
J, Dunsiuore.. .Right Travis
Tho game was strenuous all
the time but the Hosmer boys I *
had tho best of it and  left  the
ico winners by a scoro of 3-2
NOTES
One of the Michel boys stopped tho puck with his uoso,
decidedly to tho detriment of
his proboscis.
Dunsmoro had to sit on the
fence for 3 minutes.
Tho boys havo some groat
yarns of their nocturnal udven-
turos in search of a sloeping
place.
Four in one bed is quite a
crowd, eh?
Nick Gets Touched for a Five Spot
Nick Danoluk had a animated
discussion over matters concerning the family escutcheon
at one of the bug juice dispen
saries on Friday night, Feb. 4th.
with ono of his compatriots, by
name, Olic Maconko. Olic feeling himself somewhat vanquished by tho flow of language'
somewhat mixed with bad |
whiskey, moved the closure on
tho discussion and hiked over
to Slav town whore he sought
his villous couch at 9 p. in.
Nick, after having his courage re-inforced up to tho bel-
ligerent point, hied his wny
homeward about 2 g. m. Being somewhat confused as the|
geographical location of his:
bunk, he pounced upon the
unwary Olic, whom ho woke up
j by smiting him in the left optic.
Olic not caring for this part
; of tho program sought the aid
of the guardian of the law, who
forthwith brought the coinbat-
I ants, witnesses and interpreters
tto tho notice of Judge Brown,
! with tho result thut Nick had
' to dig in his jeans for $5 and
I costs.
BANK OF MONTREAL
(ESTAHUPHED  1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Best * 12,00(1,000
HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL
Bt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon, Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. G., President.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice President and General
Manuger.
BRANCHES IK BRITISH  COLtTJIBLA
Armstrong, Ghllttwaok, Enderby, Grconwood, Hosmer, Kolowiio, NYKon New Denver
Nicola, Now Wcr.tiiiiit.-tiT, Rowland .Sui.niicrland, Vancouver. Vernnn. VlotOfta,
Savings J.ank Department
noiiosltn ot* $1 nnil upward rooolved. Inlorost allowed nt current rntes and pnld
halt yearly. The depositor is subject to no delay wh&tovor In tho withdrawal of tho
whole or nny pnrt of the dopoalt,
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
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HOSME
.t*******.*,**.:-***.*****^^^ THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
LOVERSM.EAP.
A Lesson In Matchmaking That
Brought Double Results.
By   NELLIE  CRAVEY  GILLMORE.
[Copyright.   1909.   by  Associated   Literary
Press. J
Miss Drusllla looked shrewdly across
the rending table at Colonel Weyiuau
He gave no outward Indication of having foolishly lost his passage, and the
ominous clattering of scissors on the
bare mahogany opposite caused hitn to
glance up wilh an ostentatious display
of surprise.
Miss Iirusillu proceeded to divest
herself of needle, thimble and yarn before franting ber opening words with
cool deliberation. "It appears to me,
John, that tlie time for clinching matters between these young people Is
just about ripe."
Colonel Weyman received this announcement with n beaming face. "Exactly. Drusllla. I was thinking about
putting a bug In Ihe young scamp's
ear no Inter than this very morning
Jolt do the sntne In regard to Penelope. We'll just drop them a hint or
two concerning our wishes in the mutter; give them to understand tool their
union is u tiling that was planned iu
their cradles; point out the various advantages that will accrue"—
Miss Itrusilla broke In with n disdainful sniff and n quick loss of her
silvering curls. "Good gracious. John
Weyman! Do you want lo ruin everything''    Listen to me.   There's but one
"IT   ISN'T ALWAY8   SAFE TO   DE   BCItE   OF
ANYTHING."
' course Io pursue if we expect to succeed in our pet scheme."
"Well?" The colonel glanced up be-
wllderingly and with a sort of meek
deference Into the animated face ol
his companion,
Miss Drusllla lifted her dainty,
porcelain-like lingers and marked off
her sentences upon them in a clear,
fluty voice. "Just this, you stupid
man: They must be warned against
each olber. Every obstacle we can
think cif must be placed 111 I heir way.
Sentiment must be tabooed. Cool
down all their advances with cold water and plenty of It. There's nothing
like il ut this slage, mark my word
And failure after all these years
■would be a horrible disappointment to
us hot I). John."
The colonel listened to his old
friend's admonitions with unconcealed
admiration, What a diplomat was
Miss Drusllla! What an excellent life
partner she would have made for a
uiuu! lie beared an Involuntary sigh
of regret for his squandered youth and
reached across the table to press the
porcelain lingers. There was a tacit
smile, a baud pressure, and tbe colonel
took his departure.
Half au hour later a fresh, sparkling
face was fr ed In lite doorway, and
a musical voice addressed Miss Druslllu In tremulous accents. "May 1
come In. aunty, dear?" The question
was finished upon n hassock at Miss
IJrusllla's little slippered feet.
"Where lu (he world hnve you been.
Penelope?" sho questioned very sternly, wilh n deprecatory glance ut Ihe
young girl's vivid cheeks nnd the
tumbled straw gold hair above then).
"Where haven't 1 been, rather? Oh,
aunty. It was just Ihe dearest, jollies!
time In tbe world! We, Jack and I,
rode-yes. actually rode—up tbat steep
crag io Lovers' leap!"
'•Lovers' leap!" echoed Miss Dru-
Bllln. witb very grave brows. "And
you not yet eighteen, Penelope!"
Penelope's blue eyes Mashed a swlfl
challenge lo Miss Druslllu.
"And you went alone with young Mr.
AVcymati to the very top of a mouth
tain, my child?" She paused In her
Stitching and looked seriously Into the
young face at her knee. "It was most
Indiscreet. Don't think of repealing It
Ami. by the wny. Penelope, don't you
think you are rather loo fit miliar with
this young man. calling him by his
(riven inline on a fortnight's acquaintance and scampering through the
woods with him on ull occasions?
What do you know of"—
"Know! Why. why. I know thnt he's
Just splendid- tbat he-that 1—thut we
—oh. aunty, yon can never guess what
a dear he Is—that's all!"
Miss Drusllla's lips Rettlcd perceptibly. "Very well, my little one; he may
be all that you say-anil think. Naturally 1 am In no positloD to Judge.
However, 1 prefer to have my niece a
little more circumspect and dignified,
It Is not always well to allow ouescll
too irucb Intimacy wilh any—stranger
Ileinember. girls of your station are ex-
peeled to submit with all grace antl du-
tlfulness to the arrangements which
have been made for them by their
guardians— matrimonial particularly,
Let there be no foolishness, Penelope."
"But. father, am 1 not twenty-one
years of age?"
'•Twenty-two, to be more exact,
young fellow. But remember ulso that
I um foiiv-fotir and vou arc still In col
lege. Penelope Is a mere baby. She
ought to lie in school herself in short
frocks. Recollect that you have a reputation to make In your profession; thai
you cannot afford lo throw away your
opportunities in any sue h absurd fashion, so dou't fritter away your Unit
over sentimental nonsense."
Young Weyman was silent a moment
trying to down the vehement words
that struggled to his lips. His face
was flushed, and his eyes belied tbe
calmness of tbe tone in which he replied:
"I have always respected your opln
Ion, father, in everything, but In this
ease I fear that 1 cannot abide by It.
There is one thing which is every
man's privilege—tbe choice of his wife;
consequently I mean to offer mysell
to Penelope this very evening."
"And if she refuses-if she Is already
betrothed to some one else?"
"Impossible! That Is"—
The colonel smiled broadly But bis
head was turned away. When he looked back again his face was decidedly
stern. "It Isn't always safe, tn be too
<iiro nl anything, my boy. especially
anything of ihe feminine gender, (live
her half a chance—say a couple of
tears—to change her mind In. nnd I'm
■ertttln you'll not regret It."
Jack bridled. "Obviously we need
nol discuss tlie question further, sir
Hood morning." With nn angry jerk
if his head he stalked out of the room,
mil a second later Colonel Weyman
was edified by hearing Ihe front gale
shun  to  with considerable force.    He
 gliecl heartily for a minute or two:
•lien his face relapsed Into sudden seriousness. "L'pon my word." lie mused,
"n fellow ought to be proud to call a
woman like Drusllla his wife. By
love, I'll write a note nnd ask her to
walk with me to Lovers' leap 11)1!=
afternoon I've been a blind man for
twenty years, but I'm blamed If 1 don'l
believe I see light!"
nearest Penelope- You muftt marry mf
immediately, and we can take the 1
o'clock tinln for New York. It Is only
•■ashing things about twelve months, but
certain events have occurred which make-
it essential for us to take this step al
onee. It you love me enough and think
con can trust me to tills extent writ*
back by messenger and don't fail to say
I "Yes."   Devotedly, JACK.
i Dear. Hear Jack-It shall be lust as you
say. I wilt marry- you whenever and
ia herever you wish. 1 have been worried
to death ull day. Aunt Drusllla has been
hinting about some sort of matrimonial
arrangement for me and saying Just
dreadful thlnits all around. Of coarse 1
love you. Jack, and am willing to trust
vou to the ends of all creation. Youi
own PENELOPE.
At breakfast the following morning
Miss Drusllla opened a flabby yellow
envelope and rend;
We were married last night at my cousin s. A message of forgiveness and yout
Messing will reach ua at the Ouests. New
Vork city. J- W.
A similar dispatch found Colonel
Weyman over bis coffee and chops
He chuckled as he thrust tbe envelope
Into his pocket, and his thoughts barked hack to Lovers' leap.
Tbat afternoon another telegran
flashed over the wires between Plain
field and New York city:
You are lorglven since people must be
fools. I know two more who are soon to
turn one.   Accept our blessing.
AUNT DRL'SILLA.
AT THE BIG STORE.
"This Man's Perseverance Was Very III
Rewarded.
•■Where nre your razor straps?" asked Ihe customer.
"Razor strops?" said the floorwalker,
stroking his side whiskers. "Fifth
aisle to Ihe right."
The customer went to the fifth aisle
to the rlgbL
"Razor strops?" he asked.
"Razor straps?" tbe girl behind the
counter said. "I think they must be
In tlie notion department."
"Where Is tbe notion department?"
"Next section, three aisles back."
The customer bunted up the notion
department
"Razor strops—straps?" be said.
"You'll find them among the household goods In the basement," responded the girl In charge of tbe hairpin
subdepartment.
lie went to tbe basement.
"Where are your razor str-straps?"
lie Inquired of the lirst salesman he
met.
"Last counter on the right."
He went to the last counter on the
right.
"I'd like to see some of your razor
strops."
"I think you'll find those In the notion department on the first floor."
"Been there. They sent me down
bere."
"Nearest we can come to It Is dog
collars. Suppose you try the razor department."
"Where Is that?"
"I'lrst floor."
The customer hadn't thought of the
razor department, ne went back to
the floor above and appeared a few
moments later at u counter presided
over by a girl with large bangs and
n lisp.
"dot any razor straps?" he demanded.
lie was becoming reckless now.
"Italhor thtruph? No, thlr. You'll
Hnd tolhe In the leather goodth department on the Iblcklb floor."
He took passage in the elevator for
Ihe sixth floor.
"Where's your blamed razor straps?"
he Inquired of tbe sixth floor walker.
"Eight aisles over-leather goods
depart ment."
The weary pilgrim traversed the
eight aisles.
"I want to see your razor straps,"
he said with some fierceness.
"We don't keep 'em," replied the
man behind the counter. — Chicago
Tribune.
PROPHESIED A DISASTER
The Noble Pike.
In size, iu courage and In streng.'h
the pike rivals. In historic claim lo nobility it exceeds, even the royal salmon
llseir. King Edward I., who fixed the
price of flsh then brought to market,
rated Ihe pike above Ihe salmon antl
more than fen times higher than that
of the best cod or turbot. In the reign
of Henry VIII. a large one was sold
for double Ihe price of a bouse lamb
in February nnd a small pickerel for
more than a fat capon. Its greater
reputation Is probably to be explained
by the old custom In Ihe grent houses
and abbeys of England of having their
private stew ponds, so (hat fresh water fish were the luxury of the rich,
while Ihe salmon could tie caught In
the sea and so never attained the rank
and dignity of fashionable food. Today hlf artificial value Is gone, and the
salmon has Inken the place upon the
tables of Ihe rich ns much for the
beauty of its pink flesh as for the
superior flavor of the meat.—London
Globe.       	
A Brave Answer.
There was sharp fighting between
tbe English and French In the Windward Islands In 1778 when General
Meadows conquered St. Lucia not. how
ever, without himself being severely
wounded nt the very beginning of the
engagement. The general, though
wounded, would not leave the field for
a moment, und when the action was
over he visited every wounded oflicer
and man before he would receive the
surgeon's attention himself. His heart
wns greatly cheered by an answer
given to him by a young subaltern.
Lieutenant Oomm of the Forty-sixth
regiment, who In the heat of action
wns wounded In the eye.
•'I hope you have not lost your eye.
lieutenant," said the general.
"I believe I have sir." replied Oomm.
"but with the other I shad see you
victorious this day."
Tbe brave young fellow had his
wish.-London Scraps.
Tha Village Romancer.
"Has that feller I'lnkley returned
home yet?"
"Nope. He's been gone two yenrs
now. aud nobody knows a blessed tblug
about him."
"Well, derncd if I shouldn't think
you'd be afraid he'd come home some
day an' claim be found (he south pole."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Bravery Its Own Reward.
The Ijtdy  (to hero who had risked ;
his life to save her little dog from a
watery grave and looks for some re- !
; wnrdi—Poor fellow, how wet and cold |
you are!   You must be soaked through |
i lo the skin,    nere!   I'll give you some j
j quinine pills.   Take a couple now and :
! two more In an  hour's time.—Throne |
| and Country.
No Worry.
"We have a strike In our factory
every day. off and on."
"Why. I thought you had no labor
troubles there at all?"
"No more we have."
"But bow. then, can all this striking
be going on?"
"The clocks do it."—Baltimore American.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S CHARMS.
HOW     NEW    GLASGOW    WOMAN
WARNED PICTOU MINERS.
Cautious.
The old gentleman was In a fury.
"Young man," he stormed iu angry
tones, "didn't I tell you never to darken my doorway again?"
"Hut-but 1 didn't darken it this
time." ventured Hie trembling youth.
"What do you mean?"
"Why, I cleaned my shoes Ave times
before 1 took oue step on tbe sill. If
Ihe doorway has been darkened any 1
didn't do It, sir."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Edifying.
Gentleman (looking for rooms)—Did
you say a music teacher occupies the
next apartment? Tbat caunot be very
pleasant.
Landlady (eagerly)—Oh, that's noth
big! He bus eleven children, and they
make so much noise you can't hear the
plauo.—Harper's Bazar.
Coming Easy.
Mrs. Gramercy-What in the world
put the Idea of it divorce in your bead?
Mrs. Park—I've been so happy here
lu tbe country with the check my bus-
hand sends uie regularly I'm sure that
living ou alimony must be the Ideal existence.--Brooklyn Life.
Tha Divorce Mill.
Mrs. Sheekago—No, you wouldn't
know my husband now; he has changed so much.
Friend—Yesj I understand he has
changed six limes since I saw you Inst.
—New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Discouraging.
Grace (sentlmentullyi—I wonder If
there Is anything in a presentiment—
why the chance of marrying a rich
and handsome young man should
huuilt tne so.
Helen (cynically)—Perhaps because
It is Ihe ghost of a chance.
Fruit Enough to Go Round.
"Jimmy, did you get only three apples for a nickel?"
"Yes. pa. but that'll be enough If Bin
dou't want any an' you on'y want one."
—Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
At tha  Asylum.
'•There seems to be method In that
man's madness."
"Yes. He's letting somebody else
pay for Ihe ment he eats."—Chicago
ltccord-IIernld.	
His Comment,
"This    preacher,"    remarked
Knarle,   "declares  that   he  will
again marry a foul or an Idiot."
"He'll starve In death, Ihen," commented Mr Stillrle, "If he depends un
marriage fees fur his living."—New
Orleans Itoau.
Mrs
never
Mrs. Coo, Who Told Fortunes For the
Young Folk, Foresaw a Falling In
oi Coal In the Foord Pit of the
Albion Mines at Stellarton—She
Also Announced the Date of an Explosion Which Killed a Hundred.
The effect of recent sermons on the
coal strike in Cape Breton, which
called forth the action of the Papal
representative in Canada, bus been
likened to that of Mrs. Coo's attempts
to frighten the miners of Pictou
County. This recalls a strange story
of bygone years, which perhaps nianj
Canadians never heard.
The Mrs. Coo predictions referred
to were a series of strange prognostic
g.-.tions of disaster in the coal mines
of Pictou County, N.S., made by a
local "seer" at New Glasgow, iiearl>
thirty years ago'. Mrs. Coo was a
widow, living in what was then the
outskirts-of New Glasgow. She war
a large and almost masculine-looking
person;-who told the fortunes oMads
and lasses through the medium of tin
mysterious toa cup. With a wud ol
tea grounds upon whicli a little watet
hud been poured, she could see pictures and foretell the fate of those
who crossed her palm with silver
Often she seemed us though looking
through a glass darkly, and her prophecies were regarded as a joke.
Then she became ambitious and
soured into the wilder realms of the
unknown. When the stalwart Mahal
ma handed out the prediction that
there would be a falling in of coal in
one of the mines, and gave the date
upon which it would happen, nobody
shipped work. When the accident
actually did happen on the date fix
ed, and a wall of coal fell in and
crushed several men to death, there
were those who recalled the prophecy.
The circumstances was forgotten,
until the witch of Pictou County happened to be looking in the cup to
while away an hour when business
was dull and she saw more trouble
This time she predicted a "falling in
of water" in the Foord pit of the
Albion mines, nt Stollarton, to be attended with fatal results. There was
nothing indefinite about her jeremiads; she gave the date, and indicated about the number of lives which
would be lost. The Foord pit was the
deepest coal mine in the world, the
chief entrance to which wns straight
down into the bowels of the earth in
a huge, two-storied steel cage or elevator. The workings were a very
catacomb of passages and galleries,
one series under the other. ^They extended away out under the East river,
, which is there an inlet of the sen,
! but there was a solid roof of rock and
I coal hundreds of feet thick between
I the waters and the workings. There-
I fore her prediction seemed so Impos-
I sible that few people heeded it.
On the day fixed, half-a-dozen or so
! of the miners were working away nt
; what was supposed to be a solid wall
. of coal when there was a sudden rush
and   roar   and   a   mighty   volume   of
water broke in upon them,   crushing
and drowning  all  who were working
there at the time..  It turned out that
the men hod unconsciously been cutting their way into an old abandoned
I working, when they thought that they
! were  driving   into  the   solid   coal   of
centuries.      This   old    working    had
taken  fire,  and  years  before,  as  the
fire  could   not  be  extinguished,    the
mine was flooded.
There are only three great sources
of disaster which imperil coal mines,
and she had used up two of them.
The third was fire, which in a gaseous mine like that at Stellarton always meant explosion of "fire dump"
(ea'rbtirottod hyelrodon), followed by
deadly "choke damp" (carbonic acid
gas). The prophet of evil now predicted this, and again gave the date,
and "saw" a large loss of life and
destruction of property.
The miners there at that time were
chiefly hard-headed Pictou Scots and
Corni'shmen, not given to superstition. Few of them left work, but one,
who was a Swede, decided that he
would leave and visit his home. He
hnd his luggage at the railway station, and his "good clothes" on,
ready to go in the morning of the
day fixed for trouble. He went down
into the pit to bid farewell to his
old comrades. He never came back,
and away off in Sweden a sweetheart waited in vain for a lover who
had been engaged to her for many
years.
That same morning the wife of one
of the miners who was to have gone
down in the day shift, stole her husband's clothes while he slept, and fled
from the house to prevent him going
to work that day.   It saved his life.
That morning there wns a rumbling boom beneath the earth, and it
soon became evident that the explosion had come. What caused it no
on,* knows to this day.
Some of the miners escaped by
making a long detour and going up
the slope of the Cage Pit, which con-
nectel with th-* Foord Pit, Thej
could not tell what the fate of their
comrades was. A large number of
lives were lost.
The next day n pnrty of managers
went down to investigate, and almost
right up to the very cage they found
corpses of men and horses. It was
found that the mine was a cauldron
of flames. Further explosions might
occur nt any moment. A hurried
exit was made, everyone driven away
from the pit-heads. For hours they
waited in silence for the sound which
would mean the doom of one of the
most valuable properties in America.
At last it came; the cage shot up
from the pit like a rocket, the ventilating shaft house was wrecked.
There was nothing left now but to
flood the mine. The New Glasgow
fire tlepartment, with their steam engine, pumped into the mouth of the
pit for days, while a large force of
men dug a deep trench from the
East river to nn old pit and the
waters of Northumberland Strait rushed into what the work of years hud
made a mighty underground city, of
miles and miles of passages. Foord
Pit was abandoned, and the mine was
the tomb for a hundred odd men.
And Mrs. Coo said: "I told vou so."
A  Bragging  Expert.
I'lrst Neighbor-You must do something about that noisy rooster of yours.
He annoys tne.
Second Neighbor—1 suppose you're
Jealous because be can crow better
and lunger than you can.-Baltimore
A liter leu u.
Disapproval.
"What makes those two women turn
up their noses nt each other so superciliously?"
"Possibly," replied Miss Cayenne,
"each got a glimpse of Ihe current
novel the other  was readmit.'
Chance For Both.
Tom-Did you come In contact with
any stage robbers during your travels
through the fur west?
Jack-Only once. During my stay In
Denver I Invited a couple of cborHis
girls to diue with me.-Uouslon Post.
Coast  Province   Has   Huge   Areas   of
Fruit and  Farming Country.
Much has been said of Kelowna as
a fruit producing country; but Kelowna is only one district in the Okana-
gan Valley and Okanagan Valley is
only one district in Southern British
Columbia, and even outside the
southern portion of the province
there is a large area well adapted by
reason of soil and climate to agriculture and fruit-growing.
The agricultural and pastoral lands
are not restricted to a small propor
tion of the total acreage, for Professor
Macoun, after personal investigation
on the ground says: "The whole ol
British Columbia, south of 52 degrees
■nd east of the Coast Range is a
grazing country up to 3,500 feet, and
a farming country up to 2,500 feet,
where irrigation is possible." This
is. a most important statement and
its truth is being confirmed by the
practical experience of settlers who
have established themselves in tie
country. Within the boundaries thus
roughly defined by Prof. Mucoun the
•npabilities of the soil are practically unlimited. All of it that is nol
'oo elevated to serve only for grazing
purposes will produce all the ordin
■irv vegetables and roots, much of it
vill grow cereals to perfection, while
verywhere the hardier varieties o1
fruits can be successfully cultivated,
\s far north as the 55th degree it hus
been practically demonstrated thai
apples will flourish, while in the
southern belt the more delicate fruits
leaches, grapes, apricots, etc., are an
assured crop. Roughly estimated, tin
•xtent of these fertile lands muy be
set down at one million acres, but'
this figure will probably be found
far below the actual quantity, capable of cultivation when the country
lias heen thoroughly explored. The
anticipation of such a result is justified from the fact thut at several
points in the mountains, even in the
unpromising looking localities, where
clearing and cultivation have been
attempted it has proved successful
In several instances also, bench land,
pronounced only fit for pasturage by
"old timers," has been broken and
cropped with very satisfactory results.
West of the Const Range nre several extensive tracts of arable land of
Ihe richest qualify, notably the Lower Fraser River, Westminster District, Vancouver Island and adjacent
slands in the Gulf of Georgia. These
sections of the province nre recogniz-
>d as agricultural districts and are
faiily well settled, but much of the
land' is still wild, unfilled. North of
Ihe main line of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, on the Pacific Slope, and
but partially explored, are vast areas
of agricultural and grazing lands,
which will be turned to profitable account when the country is a few years
older. Much of this northern region
is fit for wheat growing, and all of
it will produce crops of the coarser
eereala, roots and vegetables, except
the higher plateaux, which will afford
pasturage to cattle, horses and sheep.
Pome of these districts, best known
and in which settlements hnve been
established, are Chilcotin, Neehaeo,
Black-voter, Bulkley, Ootsa, Kispyox.
Pkeen.i and Peace River Valleys, and
they are estimated to include some
0,500,(100 acres. That this is a conservative estimate is clear from the
fact that the late Dr. Dawson and
Prof. Macoun credited that portion of
Peace Kiver Volley lying within British Columbia with 10,000,000 acres of
wheat land.
CANADIAN FLAG-SONG.
Canada's ever-growing sheaf of patriotic song has just teen enriched
by one which promises to walk into
the hearts of loyal Canadians from
tidewater to tidewater. It is called
the "Canadian Flag-Song." and is
from the pen of Miss Amelia B. War-
nock, the gifted "Katherine Hale" of
The Toronto Mail and Empire. A
musical setting has been given it by
J. W. Garvin.
Comrades, awake, the hour for sleep
is o'er,
To day is ours, the future all before.
With  steady  heart and courage "high
And faith tbat cannot fail
W;    hold   as   dower   old   England's
power
The flag that must prevail.
Live 'or your Flag, O Builders of the
North!
Canada! Canada'   In God go forth!
Fiom North to South proclaim the call
again
At strong sea-gates and on the fruitful
plain.
At' died our fathers, we would die
For Canads'g dear cause, m*
For loyal love and God above
And honor's righteous laws.
Live for your Flag, O Builders of the
North.
Canada! Canada! In God go forth.
Riga and defend the Empire's lasting
fame,
0 Sons of the North, in fealty as in
name I
And hosts untold from alien l.nds
lAill mingle with cur own,
>*- bile hand in hand we firmly stand
For   one   united   throne.
Live for your Flag, O Builders of the
North!
Canada! Canada! In God go forth!
1 ive for your Flag, O Builders of the
North I
(For)  age unto age shall glorify its
worth;
Of precious blood its Red is dyed,
ihe  White is honor's sign
Through   weal  or  ruth   its Blue   n
truth,
Its might the Power Divine.
Live for your Flag, O Builders of the
North!
Canada ' Canada!   In God go forth!
DEATH IN THE ICEFIELDS
LAST  DAYS OF  CANADIAN  WITH
GREELY EXPEDITION.
Ontario's   Peat  Wealth.
The Department of Mines, under
the direction of Dr. Huanel, has been
engaged upon a series of peat fuel
tests, which bid fair to solve the fuel
I roblem in central Canada. After ex
tensive investigations into the methods pursued in other countries, the
Department procured a peat bog of
about .100 acres nt Alfred, some distance east of Ottawa, on the C.P.R.
The peat here is of good quality and
eight or nine feet thick. Extensive
works have been installed and the
manufacture of peat fuel by the air-
dried process has been successfully
established.
Among the favorable points to be
noted with regard to this method are
the cheapness and economy of the
plant. There is a minimum of apparatus, and as the peat is used the plant
follows it. By next year .the sole of
fuel will begin. It is hoped that the
plant will be able to sell the fuel at
$2.25 a ton. As one and eight-tenths
tons of peat fuel are equivalent to
one ton of the best coal, the saving
is obvious. Some of this fuel will be
sold locally, the rest will be brought
to Ottawa for consumption in the fuel
tes'ing plant there.
The fuel is expected to be of value
for domestic purposes, for which it is
understood to be well suited. Great
results nre also expected from it in
gas producer plants. The idea of the
department is that beside peat fuel
plants can he established, gas-producer plants, which can transmit electric
power for miles. A peat bog thus will
lie a power centre even as a water
power now is.
JUDGE ARMOUR'S REPROOF.
Late  Chief   Justice   Was   Quick   to
Stop  Perjury  In Court.
The late Chief Justice Armour was
accustomed to utter so many grim
comments from the bench that remarks of his have become proverbial
witli members of the legal profession.
No one could spot a perjurer better
than he, and, though it is infra dig
for the bench to uccuse a witness of
breaking his oath unless the fact is
obvious to every one in court, be frequently indicated how he regarded
certain testimony by brief asides.
Some year's ago, a gang of sports in
an eastern town fell upon a hotel-
keeper who was a very quiet and respectable man, and abused him so
badly that he contracted a serious
disease and became an invalid for
life. The chief culprit was arrested
and brought for trial on a charge of
aggravated assault. When the case
came up at the assizes Chief Justice
Armour was presiding, and a clear
case was apparently made out until
the defence was called. Then witness after witness took the stand and
swore that they had seen the fight
and that the prisoner had hardly
been a participant at all. In fact,
lie was so loath to be near a fracas
of an/ kind that he in his eagernec-s
to get away had accidentally shoved
aguinst the victim and might have
upset him The witnesses opined
that the prisoner had always hud the
highest esteem for the injured man
and would never think of doing bun
bodily harm. The men who gave this
testimony did it glibly, and were all
of a similar type; that is to say,
sporty fellows who looked as if they
would swear to anything to oblige a
friend, and expect similar service in
time of trouble themselves. The chief
listened with obvious impatience. At
lust, looking cynically down at the
counsel for the defence, he enquired:
"Mr ——, have you any more of
this sort of witnesses?"
"Why, yes, my lord; their testimony is most important as witnesses
ol the fact. The court will, I am sure,
deem it important to hear as many of
those who saw what actually took
place as possible in view of the charge
against my client."
The chief justice shook his head.
"Oh my dear sir, don't try to persuade me that you were born yesterday.   You're no chicken, you know."
The counsel reddened and closed
his case. There-ifter anyone who
wanted to make him angry used to
repeat the phrase to him, "You're no
chicken."
American!   as   Emigration   Experts..
Life, the New York humorous weekly, can get a little fun out of the
most serious subject. For example,
read   this   bit  of   amusing   comment:
We certainly nre sninrt people in
this country, and we do well a good
many things that we undertake, even
when  they  are novelties.
For example: Since civilization
first intruded here we have', until
very lately, done hardly anything at
all in the line of emigration. But
three or four years ago some of our
people began slipping over the northwestern line into Canada. And lust
year we passed over to that country
69,882 citizens who took with them
sixty million dollars!
Can any country, however experienced in emigration, do better ns to
quality than that?
Trade War.
Because Germany is losing rhoney
by the present trade war is no sign
that Canada is miking it; and the record of exports of farm implements
at cheap prices does not help the
western farmer who is paying protectionist prices at home. As to the
dispute with Germany it will be ended whenever that comes "off it.;
perch.'' and removes the barriers that
gave rise to it.—Calgary Herald.
All For the Best.
Some time ago there was a flood
in British Columbia. An old fellow
who had lo6t nearly everything he
possessed was sitting on the root of
his house as it floated along when
a boat approached.
"Hello, John!"
"Hello,   Dave!"
"Are you fowls all washed away,
John?"
"Yes,   but  the   ducks  can  swim,"
replied   the old  man.
Apple trees gone?"
"Well, they said the crop would be
a  failure,  anyhow."
"1 see the flood's away above your
window."
"That's all right, Dave. Them windows needed washin', anyhow."
His Wail.
"Dese yuh white politicians—dawg-
gnwn 'em!" petulantly remarked a
pessimistically Inclined colored citizen—
"dey shakes hands wld tne so frequent
dat It keeps me buzzln' most o' de
time rout!tin' mub Angers to see dat
dey Isn't stole none o' 'em. Got so's
dat when I meets 'em 1 socks mull
hands down deep In mub pockets; but,
bless goodness, dey dess rotcbes-hi an'
pulls 'em out an' bowdys wld me
whiidder or no. Mub education n-m so
pow'fnl scotterln' dat I dess kalu't
sca'cely keep tally on de scoun'relsl"-
I'uck.
Hat Returned.
Prosperity, which did not desert
Canada quite so much as it did the
Republio, has returned to the latter
country. Not in ull respects, but in
u good many, the indications are that
prosperity in the United States broken
by panic of 1907 haB been restored.
'Ihe Federal Government by means
cf the reports required under more
or less recent legislation has means
of tosting tho business barometer of
the country at frequent intervals, unit
while the totals have been discourng
ing for the past two years they are
now showing a healthy and hopeful
aggregate which indicates that the
I trouble is fast disappearing.—Winui-
peg Tribunes - I
Last Retort.
Mrs. Crawford-You say It Is Impossible to get any money out of your
husband. Have you gone about It the
right way?
Mrs. Crabshaw — I've tried everything, my dear, exrept send him a
Black Hand letter.—Brooklyn Life.
George W. Rice, the Only Canadian
Who Accompanied Polar Dash ot
'84 Tells In His Diary of Struggles
of Party to Keep Up In the Icy
' North—Sergt. Frederick Describes
Death of Rice From Cold.
At the present time, when the Cook-
Ptury polar controversy is filling the
world with its clamor, the following
last few pages of the pathetic diary
left by George W. Rice, the only Canadian in the ill-fated Greely Expedition of a quarter of a century ago,
will be of interest. The diary is
printed by permission of his uucle,-
iur. A. 1. Rice, Montreal.
Monday, March 24, 1884.—Temperature at tnree a.m., when I started out,
23.1! with wind from the west. I froze
my nose ami fingers as usual, and had
poor luck with the shrimps, but got a
tew.
This day turned out the most hor-
liblc of ull our miserable experience
bere. The wood has given out, and
we have taken the alcohol as fuel.
Ventilation was neglected, and -the
whole party was proBtrated; many ot
us—in fuct, almost all—being unconscious. A terrible experience! Some
rushed out, and other were pulled
outdoors, to the fresh air, and then
almost everyone fainted, and all were
more or less frost-bitten. Brainerd
and Lieut. Greely had their hands
frozen to the knuckles. I cannot forget the experience at this time. Henry
—my suspicions—his iUness—my return—my conversation with the commander, etc.
Good luck with the shrimns, over
which we are all highly 'elated.
Brainerd has shot a fox weighing 5
lbs. 2 oz.—a good ending to a bud
day !
March 25.—I am off again after
shrimps" at a little before 3 a.m.
Whistler accompanies me to help me
set a large trap at the berg outside.
where I hope to get larger fish. Cannot make it reach bottom. Did not
have good fortune with the nets. Returned to camp at 8 a.m.
I opened the ball on Henry to-day,
and everything is arranged, although
1 think we would have been justified
in putting him to death. \
I succeeded in getting about four
pounds more of shrimps this evening, mil! ing in all seventeen pounds
to date. We have a shrimp stew-
shrimps and tallow—and it is delicious.
March 26.—A stormy day. It has
been discovered that ten ounces of
chocolate, which was saved for the
sick corporal, has been stolen off the
shelf.   The theft was traced to Henry.
I went out in the storm at low tide
to draw my nets, and after a hard
time, in which I froze my face and
hands, I was forced to return without
any shrimps.
March 27.—Lieut. Greely's birthday. I go to the shrimp nets at 3
a.m., but got only about a pound. 1
have no bait, having to use old sealskin pants, fox skins, sleeping socks,
etc.
Long goes out to the open water
with Jens, and Saler carries the kayak. Saler returns with sixteen dove-
kies as a present to Lieut. Greely. We
are now all right. I secured twelve
pounds of shrimps to-day.
March 28.—Long procured in all
thirtv-three dovekies yesterday, and 1
tin furnished with bait from the red
legs of tlie birds. Fred shoots a ptarmigan. I bait my traps at 3 a m.,
draw them at 7. Bait again at 2 p.m.,
and draw at 7 p.m. Secure in all
over fiftv pounds of shrimps, and we
are finding shrimp and tallow stews
fine and are saving our fuel. Long
gets fourteen more dovekies.
Murch 29.—It began to storm at 8
a.m. I went down to bait my traps,
and had to druw them after the storm
began. It was so bad that Biederbick,
going out directly after rhe, could not
find me i;i the storm, and returned.
I found twelve pounds of the little
fishes and afterwards shot a ptarmigan.   I had seen six on my way out.
March 29.—Temperature in house
this morning, plus 21.
April 5.—I fished for shrimps for
the last time on Thursday (3rd), and
had very little bait, as Long had no
fortune with dovekies. He has seen
a perfectly fresh bear track and a
seal or two in the water. I have
caught in all one hundred and eighty
pounds of shrimps, and have initiated Saler, who caught fifteen pounds
yesterday, and is after more to-day.
I start with 8horty to Baird Inlet after the meat to-morrow, although 1 am
pretty well used up—weakened and
hungry, with face and hands freshly
frozen. Eskimo Fred died this morning; Linn, I fear, will soon follow,
and Jewell and Lieut. Lockwood are
ulso failing again. I hope Long gets
a seal to-day. It. will be our salvation.
Hern Mr. Rice'B diary ends. Sergt.
Frederick gave a report of the fatal
trip which contains the following:
April 9.—I discovered about 4 p.m.
that Rice was weakening. I therefore
reminded him of the agreement made
before leaving Camp Clay, that in
case either of us should show signs
of exhaustion his companion should
tell him, in order that necessary* steps
might be taken to prevent disaster,
and I again urged upon Rice the necessity of returning to the sleeping-
bag for rest and shelter.
But he said that he was only a little tired, and would soon recover by
traveling a little slow. After a short
time, however, I could plainly see
that Rice was weakening rapidly, and
observing an iceberg about 1,000 yards
to the west of us. I urged upon Rice
to reach it in order to obtain at least
a partial shelter. We fortunately accomplished this. I did everything for
him that my limited means permitted.
I wrapped him up in my temiak in
order to.keep him as warm as possible, and remained on the sledge
amidst the drifting snow with my unconscious friend in my arms until
7.45 p.m., when poor Rice passed,
away.
Sergt. Frederick returned the following day, dug a grave in the ice—
with his axe—and burled the body of
his friend.
School Days.
Too Trifling.
"You know me," said the candidate
for office who was on a still bunt for
votes.   "I wouldn't steal a pin."
"Of course you wouldn't," rejoined
the mere voter. "The market value of
a pin Is too insignificant to bother
nHth *•—('hienffn Newn.
In Prussia a child bas to be tent to
school at the uge of six.
In some of the public schools of Con.
necticttt a course of agriculture bus
been Introduced Iii some of tbe blgber
grades.
Japanese children between the ages
of six nnd ten hnve to attend elementary schools for thirty-two weeks a year.
Several French schools are using machines which suck dust from the leaves
cf iHtoks. spray lliem wltb disinfectant
and dry them with hot air. THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
LinLNJlD,
[The Part He Played In Bringing
Two Hearts Together.
By M. LOUISE CUMMINS.
Jean Lindsay passed down tbe long
[hospital   ward  witb  firm, quiet step
'lie  blue glngbum and  ample  white
apron  of  ber  nurse's dress  bung  lu
loose  folds around  tbe tall, gracious
gure.    The spotless bands at  wrists
'and neck only served to show up the
fine whiteness of ber skin.   Her snowy
up rested on thick waves of bronze
air.
Dexter Garst drew back Into the cor-
Mor aud, watching her, wondered if
he time would ever come when he
ould see her move thus toward him
ud not find his whole being stirred to
ts very center.
The day, nearly a year before, when
.e hnd laid his heart at ber feet was
Ike a badly healed scar In tbe doctor's
ife. It had apparently passed out of
ler recollection.
She gave him her hand, with a smile
f good comradeship, and together
hey made their usual morning rouud
'if the ward. Near an empty cot at the
nd she paused.
"Little Lad Is siding up." she snld.
pulling with the triumph of one who
ind won a hard battle and led Ihe way
bufslde.
By a sunny  window he sat  In  his
[wheel  chair, a  little  figure even  for
Ight years, In the loose hospital suit
if gray  Annuel.    The doctor himself
nd   brought  blm   there nearly  three
[months before, a shapeless bundle.   He
jiud been plucked from under a horse's
coofs In the street.   No one seemed to
are to lay any special claim to him.
nd yet be was undoubtedly the child
jif refined parents.
For weeks Garst and Jcnn Lindsay
ind   fought  with  death  for  this  one
mail and apparently superfluous life.
Inhere were times when the doctor gave
ip hope, and nothing but the strength
Inherent motherhood In tbe woman
,?emed lo keep the child alive.
"How Is the little ludV" the doctor
.itild   ask  as  he  entered  tbe  ward
Uornlng  after   morning,   and   "Little
|lad" he became to every one In the
bpltal.
As he took a feeble bold on life again
Is whole starved little heart weut out
nd laid bold on these two people, his
loc-tor and nurse, with n mightiness of
cue which almost hurt blm at times,
le would lie In his cot und, watching
he doctor while be made bis rounds.
bink that be must be very like tbe
tan, about whom Nurse Lindsay hud
"Id hint, who once lived upon the
earth and healed all the sick people
find loved little children. It never occurred lo him to associate the beautiful story with the name be bud so often heard In blasphemy In the street.
[But he looked nt bis own doctor aud
felt thut It must be true.
A light might suddenly have been
turned on inside tbe small body, so
swift wus tbe radiance which flooded
his face as Jean and ber companion
came In sight Garst sat down near j
the wheel < bilr and, taklug one small j
band, bent It softly against bis broad
open palm.
- "Next week," he said, "1 am going to
ruu away luto the country wltb Little
Lad for a few days before—before 1 go
abroad."
Jean Lindsay could not quite conceal
tbe start his words gave her, but she
held her voice steady.
"Theu the long contemplated course
at Bonn Is to be au accomplished fact,
after all," sbe said.
"Yes." The doctor did not raise his
eyes.
Little Lad bad looked from one to
he other In vague bewilderment.
"But. first of all," Garst weut on,
Little Lad and I will nave perhaps a
whole week at a splendid place 1 know
f, where there are tall pine trees and
a big lake."
He was watching the boy's face and
'saw how the delight which his words
tilled up became slowly clouded.
"Will she come too'i"   He motioned
iwlth his bund toward the nurse.
(iarst   remained   slleut.    The  child
turned to Jean.
••Wont you come, too?" he pleaded.
,.   He' rend  the negation  In  her  face
f even before she slowly shook her head
|:and flung himself toward the doctor.
"Make ber come!   Make her come,
too!" be bpgged pnsslonutely.
Jeun stooped hurriedly and, putting
|' back ihe dump hair from his forehead,
kissed It.
"I'm afraid that would be quite Impossible, Little Lad." sbe Bald quietly
und moved away down the corridor.
But even ns she did so an Intense
physical weariness seemed to have descended upon her. She felt stifling In
the bright glare of Ihe morning sunshine nnd. putting up her hand, pushed Ihe heavy hair back from her fore-
bend. When sbe bad passed out of
sight of Ihe doctor and Little Lad she
,Vturned and lettued against an open
window. In place of the bare red
brick walls of the unrses' home opposite she seemed in see a vista of tall
trees, with the t <f and Little l.ud
lying ou the soft pine needles beneath
and the water lapping Idly nt tbelr
feet.
A swift. Intense desire to be one of
the little party rose within her. For
the first lime In her life she wns weary
of her work. More than she had ever
wanted anything she wanted to get
nway and be iiikett enre of, even as
Little Lad would be, by this strong,
self reliant man.
As she stood there an ambulance
turned Iii tit the gale, and Jean Lindsay sighed protestlngly. She knew
thnt If there wus to be an operation
i-lie would be sent for, and her whole
being rose In a quick revolt of weakness uud Inadequacy. Sbe felt that
the smell of ether just then would
strangle her and put out her bands
as though sbe would push away the
burden of responsibility—those firm
while bands to which strong men had
clung In agony and within whose
warm clasp more than one little form
had grown cold.
She tried to realize as she stood
there what her life would be wben
Dexter Garst went out of It.
"A month from now," she sold, and
her strong Up quivered—"a month from
now he will be In Germany, and I"—
Tbe thought was like a pall descending from Ihe brightness of the sun.
Sbe turned away, and even as she did
so Garst's slleuce In answer to Little
Lad's passionate "Make her come, too!"
. a me to her with a stab.
"Miss Lindsay needs a rest." the
jouse surgeon thought, looking after
her wltb a critical eye a moment inter
nnd noting the pallor of her face.
That night as she made her round of
the ward she became nware of a pair
of bright eyes fixed upon ber above
very flushed cheeks. She saw at a
glance that Little Lad had been crying
and. going swiftly to bis side, knelt
and gathered him into her arms.
"What is It, son?"
The weak bands went around her
neck.
"I want you to come, too," he whispered with quivering lips.
Tbe sob which had lain heavy around
.lean's heart all day rose In her throat,
"fie does not want me to—not now-
Little Lad," she snld wearily.
"He does!" The boy pushed her
from him and looked up Into her face.
"He said he did! After you went
•tway I asked blm, nnd he said 'Tea.'
Rul he Rtild 'Iwasn't nny use asking
you; that he'd asked you once to go
away wilh him to a beautiful place
and to live with him always afterward, but that you wouldn't. Oh. how
could you not want to?" nis eyes
son relied hers wilh Incredulous reproach.
Jeun bent suddenly and kissed him.
Little I-ad thought she bad never looked so beautiful, but he was not suLr-
lied. lie put his bands against her
breast and pushed ber buck until he
could see her face.
"Would you If he wns to ask you
again?" he plended wistfully.
Theu be was held close against her
bosom, and her tears wetted bis cheek.
"Yes. dear Little Lad," she whispered. "1 would."
He could hardly sleep that night
wltb his longing for the morning.
When it came he was lu bis wheel
chair watching the door by which the
doctor would enter, aud as he saw bliu
he raised himself by the arms of his
chair until he wus almost standing.
He did not know tbat Jean bad entered
the corridor from the other end and
was moving toward blm.
"She snld"—he had to stop and swallow, for bis excitement choked him—
"she said-she would! She said—If you
wits to usk her again—sbe would!" he
cried tremblingly.
Garst's eyes went beyond the wheel
chair tu the woman wbo stood behind
it. A dull red leaped to his face. There I
wns a sweet tremulousness upon the
gracious figure that sent the blood
bounding through his veins. He took
a step forward, und tbe strong hand ■
which be held out shook.
"Will you?" he asked simply.
Jean laid ber own within it witb a
looked that blessed.
"1 want to go even more than Little
Lad does!" she said.
i. Rur^MwiA      THE ENVOY OF FRANCE
ADMINISTERING MEDICI..E.
Where Every Man  Is Taught the Essentials ol Up-to-date Farming.
"In order   to   promote   agricultural
interest  the  kingdom  of   Bavaria has
established agricultural schools in al- !
most every town," says  a prominent
resident of Munich, Germany, who is !
visiting in this country.
"These schools are in charge of
teachers who in addition to an academic education must be versed in j
botany, geology, chemistry, physics, i
zoology and natural history. At a
time when nothing is doing in the
fields, from November to March, these
schools are open, and the peasants for
a nominal fee can attend courses on
cultivation and fertilization of the
soil, the proper rotation of crops on
the same land, the best sources for
good seeds, irrigation and the raising !
of stock. They are made acquainted
with improvements and new inven- .
tions*in agricultural implements, the
adoption of which can be recommended. They are taught the rudiments of
bookkeeping and other commercial
knowledge essential for the up-to-dute
farmer.
"In the spring after these farmers
have returned to their work in the
fields it. becomes the duty of the -
teachers who instructed them during
the winter to travel from county to
county and to act as advisers to the
farmers. Much good results from the
travels of these teachers. By practical suggestion to the farmers they induce them fo make valuable improvements in the cultivation of their
farms.
"The wandering teachers helps to
form co-operative clubs for the joint
interests ot a number of farmers in
one district. From time to time the
teacher has to lecture in these clubs
on any subject which might prove of
interest to the members. These visits
and lectures to the different districts
nre entirely free to the people, since
the state assumes all expenses. There
is probably no other country in the
world in which so much is done by
the state for its rural inhabitants as
is the case in Bavaria. Other German
states have these agricultural schools,
but their teachers are not sent in such
a practical way direct to the places
where they can do the most good, as
is done in Bavaria. The results of
this commendable care have been
very gratifying."
SICK HEADACHE CURES.
THOMAS COTE GOES TO PARIS AS
CANADA'S AGENT.
Prominent Montreal Journalist Who
Has For Many Years Been Closely
Identified With the Government, Is
Forty Years of Age, and Has Had
a Brilliant Career In Newspaper- !
dom  In Montreal.
Thomas Coto, managing and political editor of La Presse, who has resigned and it is announced will bL'
Canadian cornjnissioner in succession
to Hector Fabre in Paris, is unquestionably one of the foremost French-
Canadian newspaper nwn in Canada
and his position on La Presse was
said to be worth $10,000 per year. ,
Mr. Cote has also for some time been
secretory of the Canadian section of
the International Waterways Commission and is credited with being
the chief organizer of the Liberal party in Quebec and virtually the man
behind the throne since the fall of
the late John Israel Tarte.   Consider-
How to Relieve This Most Distressing
Form of Illness.
Sick headache, while not dangerous, is one of the most disagreeable
forms of illness. Some women are
subject to it at such frequent intervals that tbey are incapacitated for
several days at a time.
Unless the headache is known to
come from some functional disorder
it can generally be traced to impaired digestion or a sluggish liver. These
must, be treated in the interims of the
headaches, as at the time nothing but
alleviating remedies are possible.
A treatment that is often successful is to abstain from red meats for
a time and to be careful about taking
THOMAS COTE.
ing the tremendous energy of Mr.
Cote and his knowledge of party politics, his virtual retirement from the
political arena is a big surprise to
his many friends as he was looked
upon as a prospective Minister in the
Laurier Cabinet. It was predicted in
several quarters that the next political shuffle would likely place him
in the Cabinet, as he is reputed to
b1 a great favorite with the Premier.
Mr. Cote has filled a number of important positions since the udvent of
the Liberal party to power and the
present appointment is one of the
most desirable in the gift of the Government.
Mr. Cote is a native of Ste Francois de Trois Pistoiles, in the County
of Temiscouata, Quebec, und was
born Sept. 22, 1869.   He attended the
foods that ferment easily.    One man j Parish schools. Quebec Seminary and
• _ " . .    .      I     I   nvn I    imrrirgllir      in      I Inohon      mi, it.
Dr. Holmes at a Bostonian.
Dr. Holmes wus peculiarly a BosM-
nlnu. He felt toward Boston as Scott
felt toward Edinburgh, the city of his
heurt nnd. despite cosmopolitan influences. Ihe city of his mind. He loved
the old city and Its environs. The
pavements of the crooked streets were
denr lo him, and, an antiquarian, yet
up to dale. Dr. Holmes' figure seemed
never more at home than when It had
a background suggestive of at least
the transition from the colonial lo the
federal era. He loved tbe pust. an old
house, nn old church, especially if
they carried with them essoclutions of
history. Such tastes were hereditary.
Indeed, bad I hey not been I hey would
have been dutiful in tbe son nf Ablel
Holmes, whose "annals" are still a
gold mine to Ihe delver of our early
history. Dr. Holmes' Identification
with King's chapel might have been
expected, for it always speaks both of
modern Unilnrlanlsm and tbe picturesque ancient regime which bud for
him so much fascination. — Boston
Transcript.
who had doctored for years for sick
headaches was cured by his wife seeing to it that he drank a cup of hot
water with a half teaspoonful of salt
in it as soon as he arose in the morning.
A half lemon in a glass of cold
water taken night and morning is
another remedy that has proved helpful to many.
During  the  attack rest   and   quiet
Laval University in Quebec and in
Montreal, from which he graduated
in 1889. In the same year he entered
tbe profession qf journalism, accepting employment with J. Israel Tarte
on Le Canadien, then published in
Quebec. When the paper was transferred to Montreal, Mr. Cote remained in the Ancient Capital as correspondent for Le Canadien and La
Patiie.    In 1893 he went to Windsor,
How to  Make Children  Realize That
They Must Swallow It.
Giving medicine to children is one
of the most difficult problems that
joung mothirs have to cope with, for
sime little ones have such a horror
of a dose that they work themselves
into a condition of nervous illness before the medicine gets into their
stomachs, and so it frequently nauseates them, thus making successive
doses harder to give.
Thete is no question but tbat if a
child shows a disposition to rebel
against swallowing medicine the
mental tussle must be gone through
with and settle first. That is, there
is no use in trying to give the dose
while administering admonitions. The
little one's stomach must be quiet,
and this cannot be if he is in tears
or is screaming.
So when the child refuses it is essential tc put the medicine aside and
to make him understand that the
cure must be taken. He must not
for an instant be permitted to think
that he has gained his point and need
not take it. To the contrary, he is
give it to understand that he is obliged to and that the sooner be is quiet
the bettor. Precisely how this is to
be accomplished depends upon in-
di vidua! temperament and the way
each parent handles the babe. Sometimes when the argument is prolonged a spanking may be required, One
-"■mall girl lia.I three doses ol this
material discipline before she became
quiet and swallowed ber medicine.
There was never any trouble with
her afterward, for she had been made
to nc*ept the f ict that medicine when
it was brought ber was to be taken
and to fuss only made the condition
worse, Coaxing works with some little ones; with others punishment is
required. Each parent must decide
this for herself.
During the time that this matter of
will contest is in progress the medicine is not administered. When the
child has been conquered he must be
given a few minutes to quiet sobs or
temper, and then the dose must be
given
If the sick child thinks he cunnot
swallow medicine, no matter how j
much he may want to, he must be
broken of this idea. He is apt to
change his idea lather quickly, too,
if he finds that each time he ejects
the medicine a Irish dose is given.
It takes a clever child only a few
moments to teulize that he is simply
prolonging the agony.
The notion some have that they
cannot swallow pills is likely to be
imagination, which it is not always
well to give in to. If there is a reason for paying heed to it an easy way
of obviating it is to give liquid instead, for there are few prescriptions
that cannot be administered in this
form. The old way of giving pills in
jelly does not commend itself to present ideas. The sweet, combined with
medicine, is apt to upset the stomach,
causing nausea.
To deceive a child about medicine
and toll him it is good is a great mis-
toko. This may work once, but he
will be suspicious ever after. He
should be made to understand that
medicine is not n joke, but that it is
less disagreeable than to be ill, and
that, whether he wishes it or not he
must take it.
HARBORS CAPTIVE KINGS.
Island   In   the   Indian   Ocean   Where
Dethroned  Monarchs  Live.
A thousand miles from the nearest
mainland,    far   out    in    the    Indian j
Ocean, ties a group of islands called
the Seychelles Archipelago.   Tbey formerly   belonged to  France,   but  were
taken   by   England  during the   Napo-
leonic wars, something like a hundred
years  ago.    The  largest  of  these  islands  is   Mahe.   Notwithstanding the
fact that it lies almost under the equator, Mahe is one of the most favored
spots on the earth.   "Chinese Gordon
resided there tor several months and j
was convinced that he  had discover- |
ed the Garden of Eden.    Hurricanes, i
drouths,  fevers, poisonous reptiles or
refractory natives are unknown, l'ov-
erty and want have no place in Mahe. ;
There is plenty of work for all, either
on the vanilla estates or at the bus)
little    port    from    which    numerous
schooners    carry   a   continual    trade
with   the   neighboring islands.      The |
sea abounds in fish, and the land produces   almost   ull   the   necessaries   to '■
supply   the   simple   wants   of  the   inhabitants,  who are  for the most part
liberated slaves from East Africa and
their descendants,
To this remote island Great Britain
sends   the    African    monarchs   whom !
she    finds    it    necessary     to     retire
from   business.    Thither  wns  sent   in
1895  the   historic   l'rempeh,   King   oi
Ashanti, together with bis family and i
u large following of his chiefs, executors and slaves, l'rempeh wus a blood- I
thirsty demon und established in his
kingdom a reign of terror without parallel   in  the   history   of   Africa.    The
exiled chiefs of Ashanti live in a vil- j
luge   some   distance   from   Prempeh s
house, and apparently have given up
"murder as a fine art," for they live j
peaceably together.
Another of these chiefs in exile is
Asibi, ex-King of Kokofu, which is
one of the minor kingdoms of Ashan- I
ti. Five years, after Prempeh was re- j
tired, Asibi attempted a coup which
he expected would place him upon
the Golden Stool as paramount King
of Ashanti, but the English commandant at Kumasi obtained information
of his treachery and arrested him,
and almost before his own people
realized what was doing Asibi was on
his way to Mahe to join Prempeh. Another monarch reitred from business
is Kabbaregga, King of Unyoro, and
along with him may be mentioned
Mwanga, King of Uganda. The realms
of these formers kings are situated
on the northern shore of Lake Victoria Nyanza.
SH001D GENIUSES WED
SIDNEY   LOW   SAYS   GREAT   LITERATI  SHOULD  NOT.
In tha Case of Writers of Immortal
Works Wedded Bliss Is > Rare
Thing—Shakespeare Lead* the List
Which Includes Most of the Great
Ones—Many Have Avoided Trouble by Remaining Single.
"Matrimony and tlie Man of Letters" is the title of an article in Tbe
Nineteenth Century Magazine by Sidney Low, which is the explanation of
natn-.-'s method of guarding against
a  world of  geniuses.
Mr. Low shows that, with most
great men of letters, poets, essayists,.
and writers of immortal works, happiness in married life was a rare
thing; and not only with authors, but
with other great men who have left
their mark on history.
A  Napoleon leaves only  a weakling
nre imperative.   Lie down in a dork-I On'.,   as  editor  of  La  Progress.   In
ened   room,   drink  quantities  of    hot ' Ju*y  of  th,e   s»me  ye|*r  be   returned
water  and  apply  either  a  hot water . to Montreal and went later to Worces-
hottle or an ice bag to   the   temples | ter    Mass.,   as   editor   of   L Opinion
, and the base of the brain. Publique.    January of 1894 saw him
Cloths rung out of hot witch hazel ' back   in  Montreal  as  city  editor  of
. often   bring  quick  relief.     Headache I La Presse.    In 1896, when La Patrie
cologne if rubbed on the temples in j Wl»s sold   by   Mr.   Beaugrand to   Mr.
i time acts as a preventive, while some Tarte, the subject of this sketch once
. War Easier to Start Than Stop.
How quickly war may break out between nations was shown by the fact
that ou a day In 1870 France delivered to Prussia u declaration of war
about a question which bad only occupied them for five previous days,
and the curious thing about it was
tbat this was the only official document which had passed between the
two governments on the subject The
day, remarks a writer in a Loudon
journal, happened to be tbe anniversary of the death of Queen Louise,
mother of the old emperor, who, with
her husband, had suffered such terrible humiliation from Napoleon at Tilsit In ISO". Wben tbe war of 1870 was
over It was pointed out as a curious
coincidence thut the figures 07 hnd just
been reversed In token that the shame
of Jena hud been wiped out by tbe
victory of Setduu.
sufferers    are   helped    by    taking
cathurtic at the first symptom.'
In severe cases five or ten minutes'
treatment with an electric battery is
invaluable. This is better than massage, as the pressure is sometimes too
strong when the headache is bad.
In the first stages of sick headache
it can often be averted by taking
abdominal and neck exercises and by
putting a mustard plaster over the
stomach.
more accepted employment with his
former chief, remaining with La Pu-
trie until January, 1901, when he wus
appointed to the responsible position
of assistant commissioner of census
for the tuking of the fourth census.
Not • Hard Case.
"Ever been In any trouble before?"
asked tbe judge.
"Well, suh. I wuz run over by a railroad once, but I never hurt tbe eu-
glne."—Atlanta Constitution.
Fire-Grown   Flowers.
Waratah, which is the name of
the liner missing for so long, is also
the name of the nutional flower of
Australia.
Walking or riding through the
Australian bush, the traveler will
occasionally come suddenly upon a
burnt-out ridge, where a scrub-fire
hrs swept away the undergrowth.
Among the charred trees, still standing, tongues of flame seem to lick.
TheBe are the woratahs,„ench stem
about 6 feet high, and bearing a single burning-red flower, shaped like u
heart, and the size of u man's closed
hand.
This flower is difficult to rear in n
rarden, but some have succeeded in
growing plants from seed that has
been firBt roasted
Where   Inspiration   Sits,
Mrs. Quilluser came tiptoeing softly into her hushund's study, rested
a hand lightly on his shoulder, nnd
peered over at the sheaf of half-written sheets on his desk.
"What are you working on now,
dearest?" she asked gently.
"On Mary's mittens," he answered,
pleasantly, but without looking up.
Mrs. Quilluser studied a moment,
as if planning. "Dearest, Willie needs
a pair ot shoes more than Mury does
the mittens.   I have already promised
A Seaside "Find."
Dover,  Eng.,   has   been   chuckling
Over a  hoax, either played  by or on
I   local   newspaper,   which   published
the following paragraph:
"A   very  fine  specimen  of  a   water
otter was caught on the slope at the
| root  of  the   Eastern   Arm   this   week
by one of the workmen.    It is b"ing
kept in  a  tub  near the scene  of its
, capture."
i Interested students of nature who
I proceeded to the scone of the alleged
! rurious capture beside the new Na-
I tional Harbor works discovered the
I "water otter" to be a rather battered
! specimen ot the family kettle.
Parks of Australian Cities.
Australians, with a fine climate,
believe in enjoying themselves, and
there arc plenty of facilities. Thus
in Sydney there are parks and
squares and public gardens with u
total area of 4,335 acres. Sixteen
miles from the city—a shilling excursion train fare—is the picturesque
National Park, containing 3(5,810
acres, preserved in their natural state.
A similar reserve called Kurin-gal
Chase, comprising 36,300 acres ol
land, chiefly of densely wooded hills
skirting for many miles around
numerous tidal arms of Broken Bay,
is also held for the enjoyment of the
public forever. Melbourne hus no
fewer than 5,400 acres of recreation
grounds in or near the city. Adelaide is surrounded by a belt of park
lands, and has about 2,300 acres set
apart for the public benefit; nor are
Perth and Hoburt and Brisbane and
' some of the fine inland towns less
well provided for.
Equals.
One day a distinguished notary
while breakfasting with a friend nt a
cafe in Paris indulged in some stinging comments on the public acts of
Marshal Mannont. Suddenly another |
gentleman, dining at unother table,
arose and approached them, his mustache   bristling   with   anger.
"Sir,"    cried    he    tragicully,    "you J
shall give me satisfaction I"
"Are you Marshal Marmont?"
quietly asked the notary.
"I have not that honor," was the
indignant reply, "but I am his cl.iel
aide-de-camp.
"Give me your card, then sir,"
said the notary. "I will send you my
head clerk."
An Ingenious Infernal Machine.
Perhaps the most ingenious infernal machine ever devised was that
made for the purpose of killing
Louis Phillippe. This machine,
planned by Fieschi, was calculated
to do the work of 25 marksmen armed
with muskets The designer succeeded in killing 19 persons and wounding 21. including himself, but the
king escaped
Ftescht's machine consisted of a
heavy oak platform mounted near a
window. Upon this platform were
fixed 20 gun barrels, side by Bide,
and all depressed to cover the street
below. The pun barrels were completely filled with balls and the entire
rack fired almost as one by means of
a train of powdei laid along the bnek
of the platform. This ingenious piece
of machinery for the destruction of
man, in which may be found the
principle of the modern Maxim gun
occurred to Fieschi while he was
serving in the army. The idea occurred to him again when he became
a member ot the secret society
known ns the Rights of Men nnd Citizens, by whom he was hired to assas-
sinute thu king.
A Sixth Sense.
In order to test the question as to
whether or  not insects have a sense
thut enables them to find places, even
when they are transported to a great
distance    Fabre,  the  French naturul-
I ist, caught a dozen wasps, painted the
\ abdomen of    each  with   white  paint,
thrust each insect separately in a lit-
tie paper cylinder and then placed all
the cylinders into a tightly closed box
which  he  carried  two and  a quarter
miles   away    from    the   nest   of   the
wasps.
There he liberated the marked insects. They flew off in various directions, and he returned to the nest in
about five hours ufterward and watched the wasps that were going iu and
out. He soon found four wasps with
white breasts in it, and before long
the  rest arrived.
Now, of course, they could not possibly have found their nest either by
the sense of smell or sight. So Fabre
maintains thut they must huve a sixth
sense, which naturalists call the sense
of locution or orientation.
Fabre tried another still more interesting experiment. He caught nine
wasps, painted them white and took
them in the middle of a city four
miles away from their nest. They
Hew up towards the roofs at once and
immediately turned southward toward
their nests. Next day Fabre visited
the nest and tound five of tbe marked
wasps there.
A   Business   Head.
"My boy," Bays the thoughtful
father, "I notice that when you get a
penny or a nickel you do not place
it in the little savings bank Santa
Clans brought for you lust Chrismas."
"Not always, papa," answers the
bonny child.
"An ! I believe, if I am not mistaken, that you spend your pennies and
nickels at the little store around the
corner."
"Yes, papa."
"Well, my boy, if you (lo not save
your money now, what do you expect
to do when you grow up?"
"I am going to run a UHle Btore
around the corner, papa. Then I'll
get all the pennies and nickels."
Puss   In  Splints.
While escaping from a fire in the
borough district of London a few days
ago, n cat broke its leg and as a result limped about painfully for a day
or two. The porters in the borough
market noted the animal's sufferings
and decided to try and ease its sufferings. They made some splints out
of two pieces of wood carefully filed,
and then a little crowd assembled
round the cut while the splints were
put on with the aid of a piece of one
of the men's handkerchiefs. The amateur surgeons worked with the utmost
care und gentleness, und the crowd
looked on breathlessly. When the
splints were on the cat seemed to get
much relief, and purred and licked its
thanks and cosily nestlo-d itself down
for a sleep on a suck ufter a drop of
milk.
them  to the  poor  boy.   Hadn't you |°"e
I Lack of Judgment.
I    "S'  Cayuse Charley met his fate ut
j Ihe hands of a posse?"
I    "Yep,"   answered    Three   Fingered
I Bam.
j    "Whot wns  the  trouble?"
I "His immejit difficulty was a lack
Of judgment as to speed. He helped
himself  to  a   horse,   but  didn't  pick
How to Fasten Hair Boas.
Little girls often have their hair
"bobbed, and Ihe mothers or nurses
who must tie on the large bows are
often perplexed as to how to fasten
these large ribbons to the small wisp
of hair. Here is a very good nr-
inngement which overcomes the difli-
(ulty and at the same time preserves
the ornamental how without necessitating relying it ench day. Make
the large bow and sew a strip of stout
b bv ribbon of the same color underneath. Wind the narrow ribbon
around the hair several times, tie in
ii tight bowknot and it will hold
nicely.
Owners of World's Gold.
It is a somewhat curious fact that
the English-speaking nations own
nearly all the world's productive gold
mines.
Thus England, with its Canadian,
Australian and South African mines,
is credited with 01 per cent, and the
United States with 22. ntuking an aggregate of 83 pet cent., while all the
rest of the world gets the remaining
17 per cent.
According to the statistics for 1907,
the amount of gold mined in the
whole world was 19,764,078 ounces,
valued at nearly $420,000,000, of which
$.'148,000,000 worth was produced on
soil held by two English-speaking
nations This is an enormous source
of power.
that
ork  on  Willie's  shoes  first, | "bead   of
better
dear?"
"All right, Nellie, all right," he replied, kindly, turning his eyes up into
Nellie's great patient ones.
Then he pushed back "An Ode to
the Dancing Leaves," and cheerfully
began to write a Sunday special on
"A New Substitute for Coal."
His Trouble,
"What brought you here, my poor
man!-" inquired the prison visitor.
"Woll, lady," replied the prisoner,
"1 guess my trouble started fiom at-
tendin'   too  many  weddin's."
"Ah! You learned to drink there,
or steal perhaps?"
"No, lady. I was always the bridegroom."
tiim.'
was
the
fast   enough   to
party   aa   went
keep
after
Not to Be Wasted
A gentleman lying on his death-bod
was questioned by his inconsolable
prospective widow. "Poor Mike."
said she "is there anythin' that would
make ye comfortable? Anythin' ye
ask for I'll get ye."
"Please. Bridget," he responded, "1
t'ink I'd  like a wee taste of the bom
1 smell a-boilin' In the kitchen."
"Arrah, go on," responded Bridget,
"Divil u bit of that ham ye'll get,
'Tis for the wake."
Too  Much  Piety.
W.  S.   Gilbert  was   lunching  once
at  a  country   hotel,   when  he  found
himself in company with  three cycl-
I ing   clergymen,    by    whom    he    was
I drawn into conversation.   When they
[ discovered   who he  was,   one  ot   the
| party  asked  Mr. Gilbert how be felt
I "in suciia grave and  reverend com-
i pony."
"I feel,-' said Mr. Gilbert, "like a
lion in u den of Daniels."
"Anyway," remarked the moralizer,
"justice is blind."
"Yes." rejoined the demoralizer,
"but not so much so as tho deluded
man who goes to law with the idea
that he is sure to get justice."
England's newest vessel of the
Dreadnought type, the Neptune, has a
displacement of 220,250 tons.
School Governe
your essay is CO]
from  Macanlay."
Vera—"Well, I
do  u  better one
; —  "Why.
■d   word  for
Vera,
word
An Appeal to Vanity.
A Mussulman general gained a victory over the Greeks and captured
their leader. Having summoned the
prisoner into his tent, be asked him
what treatment he expected from his
conqueror. "If you make war like a
king," replied the Greek, "release me;
if you make it lilie o trader, sell me;
if you make it like a butcher, slaughter me." Tbe Mussulman general set
him free.
Modern Novels.
Our novels are usually much bcIo
about nothing. The ado is well done,
on the whole, but still it's about nothing. The people in them aren't so atrociously bad, only they do make
themselves seem rather unreal by the
seriousness with which they take the
tangled web Iwe weave when we practice to write a seller. When nature
is too much for us we hold the mirror
up to a species of sapernuture, conceiving demigods of lath and plaster
und making material of their queer
loves and holies und hopes ami fears.
That is toleri'bly safe ground, because
nobodv understands the psychology of
demigods, nnd one man's guess is as
good  as   another's.—Puck.
Golfer—The day I get around these
links in under a hundred I'll give you
II  shilling,  Sandy !
Juvenile Caddie—Hoo will I want it
wlVen I'm clrawin' me auld age pen
sion?—Punch,
thought I  couldn't
myself"—Punch.
She Could
Cynicus   "it    is    impossible for  a
'■ woman to keep a secret."
Heitpeek- "I     don't     know     about
I that; my wife and  I were: engaged for
I several   weeks  before    she    said  any-
_ .     .  ,        7~.     Z ,,.    , ,,    ! thing to me ubout  it."   Philadelphia
Extract from Mr. Roosevelts letter  Record
to the Bureuu of Fisheries:
"The water is fairly temperate.    It
Johnson—"Bear up, old man--crying won't-bring your wife back."
Jackson "I know it if it would —
I  would  stop."
is slightly
idly drunk.
alkaline,   but  it is  liuhitu-
,\ comfortable thing about your
children is when they are so naturally impish it's nf no use to try to
pielend how good tbey are.
The edit' r was dying, but when the
doctor bent over, placed his ear on his
breast, antl said "Poor man, circulation almost gone!" the dying editor
tint tin and shouted "You're a linr.
We have the largest circulation iu the
country I"
to beur his name, an Oliver Cromwell
transmits his to un ineffectual Rich-
urd, u Frederick II., an Alexander Uie
Great, dies childless; the victor of
Agincourt is succeeded by the ieeble
martyr of  the  Tower.
Here is Mr. Low's analysis, which
sets a dangerous example to literary
men marrying:
Shakespeare—Married at 18, with
busty irregularity, a woman of humble origin eight years older than himself. The union seems to have been
unsympathetic, and the terms of the
poet's will point to an estrangement
between husband  and wife.
Milton—Married three times. Tbe
poet's first wife left him after a few
weeks. He wrote tracts on divorce,
and paid his addresses "to a very
handsome and witty gentlewoman"
until the wife returned.
Dryden—Married—unhappily.
'   Pepys—Married.    Unfaithful  to  his
wife,  and frequently  quarrelled   with
her.
Swift—Secretly married to a woman
with whom he never lived and whom
he hardly ever saw except in the presence of a third person.
Samuel Johnson—Married a vulgar
and affected widow twenty years his
senior.
Sterne—Got on badly with his wife,
and had various love affairs and sentimental philanderings.
Scott—Married; not quite sympathetically.
Southey—Married twice. First wife
became insane. Married his second
wife at age of 66, just before complete
fuilure of his own mental faculties.
Coleridge—Married unsatisfactorily.
Husband and wife became almost
completely alienated, and lived apart.
Shelley—Made an imprudent marriage early in life. Separated from his
wife, who committed suicide.
Keats—Unmarried. Tormented by
an unhappy love affair.
Byron—Separated from his wife after a great scandal, and entered into
various irregular unions.
Hazlitt— Married twice. First wife
divorced him; second refused to live
with him,
Leigh Hunt—Married; not quite
happily.
Edward   flulwer   Lytton—Separated
from his wife.
Carlyle—Married;   bickered   a   good
; deal with his  wife.
Ruskin-Marriage annulled.
Landor—Quarrelled   with   his   wife,
1 and lived many years apart from her.
Dickens—Separated from his wife.
There    are    exceptions    of    course.
These  great men,   for  instance,  were
all  married  satisfactorily:
Bunyuii (twice),  Wordsworth, Thus.
Moore, Darwin, Froude,  Matthew  Arnold, Kingsley, Tennyson. Sheridiui.
De Quincey—So   far   us   the   hua-
I band's habits permitted.
Steele—Twice; happily, in spite ot
j irregularities of conduct.
Fielding—Twice. Devotedly attached to his first wife; ufter her death
married her maid.
Mr. Low takes a list of sixty-eight
names, all those of men of high, in
1 some cases of the highest, literary
talent, und finds thut there are only
; twenty marriages which can be called
satisfactory even if one includes
some, like those of Fielding and
Bouthey, which can hardly be so described, and others like that of Defoe, of which next to nothing is
known.
Twenty-three of the marriages were
unfortunate, and several disastrous,
, and twenty-five of the persons men-
I tioned were unmarried. Thus among
these sixty-eight gifted writers less
than a third were married and lived
in ordinary content and comfort with
their wives.
j "The result would be similar," he
•ays, "if we included women in our
list. We might mention the cases oi
Aphra Hehn. Maria Edgeworth, Han-
nan More, Fanny Burney, the Bronte
sisters, Mrs. Hemans, Jane Austen,
George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, to
indicate that the woman writer rather
frequently avoids matrimony or is
unfortunate in her experience of it.
Mr. Low sums up the reason in the
word juxtaposition. "The man of letters," he says, "may or may not be
'domesticated,' but he usually gets an
overdose of domesticity owing to the
nature of his employment and the
conditions under which it is carried
on.
"Most men, from stonemasons to
Cabinet Ministers, transact their
main activities outside their own
home and aside from the presence of
their  wives  and children.
"The literary man, pure and simple,
tines his work at home. He sits in
his study with his wife, so to speak,
outside the door.
"Not all wives would resist interrupting the composition of an epic by
deferring till the late evening the announcement that the cook was drunk
or that the kitchen boiler had burst;
not all authors would accept the interruption in the right spirit.
"There is no occasion for the husband to embrace his spouse on the
suburban doorstep after breakfast before he starts to catch Uie 9.15 train
lo town. He can caress her all day
if he likes. Privileges so easily obtained are not always valued."
A Little Crowded.
A backwoodsman went to New Tork
city for the first time, says the Saturday Evening Font. He stopped at 1
Broadway hotel whlcb was pretty well
downtown. Next morning his nephew,
who Urea In New York, came to take
blm out and show him the sights. They
walked down Broadway until they got
to Canul street. The backwoodsman
stopped and contemplated the great
congestion of traffic there, uundredt of
trucks going every way.
"Son." he said to hie nephew, "you
bare a nice city here, but It 'pears to
me that your folks Is a bull panel behind in their bauliu'." THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
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Change took .fleet Sunday Oct. 'il
NEW LINES TO BE BUILT
C. P. R. Will Spend Thirty Thousand
Dollars in Construction This Year
That the Canadian Pacific is
looking forward to a very busy
summer of 1910 is evident and
indicated by a statement made
by General Manager Bury in
Vancouver a few days ago.
He stated that the large
sum of $.•10,000,000 would
be expended in Western Canada this year. This total would
include betterments and improvements and great interest
is manifested to learn in what
parts of  the country   the  cor-
PROVINCIAL NEWS
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No, 251 leaves Mlebel lOjlOa. in. Iporation will be at work.
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The Legend of St. Valentine
Perhaps you have beard the
legend of St.  Valentine,   but  if
you; have not, here  it   is  in as
small a nutshell as such a saint
could   be well  condensed:   St.
Valentine lived  long ago.   Ant
emperor ruled him, and the em-i
pcior whose name was Claudius,
became very jealous of St. Val-1
entine or  Fr.   Valentine as he;
Mr. Whyte, second viee-pre
sident of the C. P. R., who is
in Montreal, where he will meet
Sir Thomas Sbaughriessy, said
"Among other lines, in the
construction of which thousands
of people are interested, is to
be a new road from Weybuni
to Letlibridge. About thirty
miles of this road west from
Weybiirn has been built, and
the supposition is that this year
the company will work from
both ends. A line will be built
east from Letlibridge nnd work
. ,,   ,     .    , ,     . will unquestionably be done on
was then called.   And one day \ tho ,,„ wcst f,.om tho        gent
'"'I1'"'*   cut ,,'';-  VakmtiiieB|terminus of the line."
bend     oil    and     banished    his
remains, so that nobody should
know that he had been beheaded.
"Now why did Claudius do
this?" you ask. Well, be did it
because. Fr. Valentine became
so great a favorite with young
people that Claudius was not in
their affections at all.
"But bow did Valentine make
himself such a favorite?" you
still query, Why, how indeed? j
How (io yon suppose? How;
does any man or woman either
for that matter, become solid
with young people? Why, by
helping along their love affairs,
to be sure, and by giving them
every opportunity do be alone
tind talk ii over. Now, Fr. Valentine was ,i born matchmaker,
and he was always busy making mat flies. If he saw two
young people looking at each
other with sheepish eyes, he
wouid cast his toga over bis
head and sit still, never stirring
foi live minutes, .    . |.
And so Fr. Valentine got himself disliked  by   the   Emperor
Claudius and after Claudius bad
cut   liis   head   off   the    you
people canonized him, and, upon
the good  old  saint's birthday,
would exchange little love  tokens, just   to keep   his  memory
gn-en.    The    people    who    had J
known St.   Valentine  when   on
earth told their children's children! and so it has come down to I
us   through   many  children  of
children,
No Coal Strike for Canada
President Thomas L. Lewis
of the United Mine Workers
stated to the associated press
ttt Toledo, Ohio, last Saturday
that their will be a general suspension of work in the bituminous fields of the country on
April 1 if the agreements with
the operators on the wage scale I r.
Real Estate Gambling
People iu the West are playing the real estate game to the
limit and buying  mud in any
place that looks good  to  them
upon   paper.    Quite  a  number
in   the   Boundry    have   made
money on lot  speculation,  and
it is safe to say that more  than
$100,000 have  gone  out   of the
district to buy lots at the  coast
and other points.   In speaking
about lots in Fort George.   The
Tribune   says   about  lots  that
are being extensively advertised
by a Vancouver realty   firm  as
being in "Central Fort George."
"The owners  do  not  live  at
Fort George, but at Vancouver,
over five hundred miles distant.
None of the lots have been sold
to residents of Fort George, for
they would have an opportunity
of seeing the  lots before  parting with their money.    The lots
are being sold by the same methods used by   financial   agents,
n selling shares in mining com-
I panies, that is, through brokers,
who  have   'clients'   willing   to
'"'' '• buy anything that looks cheap,
"  in the hopes of making a dollar
out of a cent  investment.   The
advertising literature sent  out
is misleading, and some  of the
statements are absurd.   On the
1 maps steamboats are shown  in
j impossible places, and a railway
station and wharf in most improbable   locations.   Lots    are
125x120 feet, fronting on  streets
66 feet wide.   They are  being
I offered at $150 to $250 a lot to
people in Oklahoma.  Missouri,
i California, Oregon, Utah, Wash-
I ington, Alberta, Manitoba, Mon-
i tana, North Dakota, Wisconsin,
j Ontario, Idaho, British  Colum-
; bia, and other states and provinces, who cannot see what is
offered them.   They may have
i   market   value    when    Fort
eorgo has  10,000 people; but
are not reached by that date.|£j£°" r"t]^'opil,lonr^ the
This will
and   four   western   states,
which     present    contracts
not include Canada
do
editor   of   the   Tribune,    their
trading value is from $5 to $10123 years.
There are seven doctors   in
Prince Rupert.
Fall wheat is up about an
inch at Pincher Creek.
J. Peck MacSwain is unloading schooners in Seattle.
The new steel tipple at Belle-
vue is almost completed.
It is said the E. T. bank will
open a branch in Princeton.
A Turkish bath establishment
has been opened at Rossland.
P. A. Poulson is erecting a
$100,000 saw mill at Kitchener
The receipts at the customs
house at Michel are increasing.
The Hillcrest Coal Co. are
installing an electric light plant.
1 lough weather at the coast
has decreased the catch of halibut.
William Scott, a fruit rancher
died suddenly at Balfour last
Friday,
This winter 22 medals were
awarded 1$. C. fruit at the fairs
in England.
The Creston Review is running a popularity contest for
young women.
Deer are reported in large
herds near Princeton, in the
Whipsaw basin.
A new paper, the li. C, Real
Estate Gazette*, has been launched in Vancouver.
Tho Greenwood city council
gave a grant of $30 to the B. C.
Anti-Tuberculosis society.
T. Russell has assumed general management of the Wellington Colliery at Excelsior.
T. II. Williams, late of Coal
Creek, has accepted a position
as superintendent at Corbin.
A literary society called tho
Helping Hand Brotherhood, has
been organized at Coleman.
Tlie C. P. R. will add (500 rooms
to the Hotel Vancouver at a
cost of half a million dollars.
H. A. Harris, of Rossland has
bonded the Silver Cup for $-10,
000 mill the sunrise for $60,000.
The pay roll for Moyie last
week was $30,000, which was an
increase of $500 over last month.
Over $30,000 per month is
biting spent in developing the
Britannia mine tit Howe Sound.
Win. Blackmore, editor of the |
week, Victoria, was married to
Miss Marion Smith, in Toronto,
Jan. 25.
The annual convention of the
Provincial Teachers' association will be held at Nelson.
March 20-31.
W. G. Porter is installing a
bowling alley and pool room in
the Great Northern Hotel at
Michel.
W. 11. S. Gavin, formerly a
well known job printer of Rossland died last month in San
Francisco.
Miners in the Boundary complain about losing their wages
by working for hot- air mining
companies.
Henry Pelletier of Blairmore
has secured a contract from the
Provincial government for 300,
000 pressed brick.
On Kootenay lake the output of the Blue Hell mine is to
be doubled and a zinc reduction
mill may be erected.
A Kamloops man recently
•ourted and married a Ontario
girl in nine hours. At last accounts he was still alive.
During January the people
of Alaska experienced the worst
blizzard ever known aud miners
were forced to abandon work.
Sandy McRae of Revelstoke
has sold nineteen timber limits
in the Big Bend and Arrow
Lake sections for $80,000 cash.
R. S. Beam of East Kootenay
claims to have killed 487 deer
with a rifle that he has  owned
come to be known as the Royal
City. New Westminster although somewhat cumbersome
to write and pronounce is surrounded with too many hallowed associations to be lightly
changed.
CHURCH DIRECTORY
Catholic Church—Mass every fortnight at Lcithaufier's basement, 10:30
o'clock, a. ni. Rosary and Benediction at 7:30 p. in. J. Salles, O. M. I.,
Ph. D.
Presbyterian Church—Divine
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. in. Choir practice
every Friday at 8 o'clock p. ru. 0. K.
Nicoll,  Missionary.
English Church Services—Held
fortnightly at the Hosiner Opera
House. Second Sunduy, Evensong at
7:30 p. in. Fourth Sunday, Holy Communion at 11 a. m., Evensong at 7:30
p. ni. Fifth Sunday, Evensong at 7:30
p. m. Briant N. Crowther, M. A.,
Curate in Charge. •
Methodist Church—Rev. R. W.
Lee, Pustor. Sunday School 2:30; afternoon class for adults, 3:30; Divine
service, 7:30; choir practice Wednesdays, S p. in. The pastor's residence
adjoins tlie church, and he will always welcome' any ono who calls upon him for advice or help in any direction, lie will be glad to be notified of any case of sickness. Strangers will be always Welcome.
C H. DUNBAR
Barrister
Solicitor
and Notary Public
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Millinery
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
—SEE-
MRS. McMEEKIN
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer. B. C.
A Ladies' and
Children's Emporium
Will be open in
a few days by
I Mrs. Louisa Pitblado
who will carry a full line of
Ladies' and
Childrens' Underwear,
Waists and Fancy
Goods of Every       »
$ Description »
Hosmer
Peter Patterson of Fernie, 15. C.'
member  nt'   tlie  international
exective   board of the  United
Mine Workers.
„„i „•-:„    i,..;ii  „,  ,,.„i;.,,. ,; apiece. There    are    nine    buildings
not expire April I. according to:    mi i    it , ....•        ^   -n
11 b      I    1 lie owners,   no  doubt,   can under construction  at   Barons
give good title to the lots. j and it takes seven cars of Lum-
People   as   a   rule who  buy I h(ir Pel- day to keeP the carpen-
,     .   ,    . , ij.i._„i. ters busy,
real estate m any place without i    „T. ,   ; „ ,
., .  , .      ,, .      Nickel matte from Canada to
seeing it are taking tbe  worst j ^ extenfc of ^qoqqqq pounda
of it, but the fever ol specula- a ye,u. ig refi,ie(l i„ New Jersey,
tion is so warru in the Amcri-1 causing a loss toCanadian work
can people that they are bound
to take enormous chances in
order to satisfy their desire to
get something for almost nothing.
tlie undefeated
is  still  touring
.Jim Jefferie
heavy   weight
the country on tlie strength of
his coining light with .Johnson.
He must havo raked together
some $75,000.00 by his manager's'discreet exploritation of his
physical charms. A report from
Portland, Ore., says "Jell' begins
to talk a little." We are wondering when he will begin to
fight a little.
It is reported that Carrie
Nation has declined two offers
of marrage within the past
month. It would have been
well for her to have accepted
them both. It might be possible for a couple of stalwart
men to hold thai: hatchet  quiet.
A resident of Cieston while
star gazing through a field glass
and smoking a cigar, became
excited and swallowed the cigar.
Wonder if he has seen the
comet yet?
C, P. R. Double Tracking
William White, second vice-
president ot the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., in charge of the
western lines, and who is in
Montreal conferring with the
president as to this year's construction programme, stated
that good progress would be
made next summer on the
double tracking between Winnipeg and Brandon. This year
the main line from Winnipeg
to Portage la Prairie would be
double-tracked, which would
relievo tho congestion on the
busy section.    Mr. White   look
men of a million dollars a year.
The freight and treatment
rate on sulphide ore from the
mines of Rossland camp to the
Trail smelter is now reduced to
$3 per ton. In 1906 the rate
was $27 per ton.
A. E. MacKenzio of Cranbrook, was arrested in the
Boundary for assaulting a half
breed woman and taken to Nelson, where he pried the bars off
the window and escaped, but
was recaptured.
Will Not Change the Name
The Saturday Sunset
The proposal to change the
name of New Westminster by
dropping the word "New" has
been very emphatically sat up-1
on in the Royal City. Both the
Native Sons .'ind  the   Board of.
The
Ironclad
Alarm
ONLY
$2.50
Just
Arrived
-AT-
Trade   have  unsparingly   con-
nun)   nctiiuii.       inc.    ci lino    IUU»-|   , 1   .1        • 1 1    11      •
edfora busv season, as fchere|demned fchG ,dea and fchelr "ro"
are yet .'10,000,000 bushels of I tests have backed up by the
wheat to be got out, worth $25, press, The reasons are cogent.
000,000, and the introduction of The name was selected by Ihe
so much money would give a I late Queen Victoria. For that
great boost to general business. > reason   .New   Westminster has
Bennett
Brothers
HARDWARE AND
FURNITURE
Near C. P. R. Depot     Hosmer, B. G.
C. F. Lawe Alex 1. Fisher, B. A.
LAWE & FISHER
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
FERNIE B. C
PEOPLE'S CLOTHING STORE
PH." ADELBEUG I. ZISELMAN, Mor.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Drcc-H Swell You Slight its well
noSMKR, B. C.
THE    HOSMER    DAIRY
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to till parts of the town.
HOSMER, B. C.
H. M. & W. A. WHIDDINGT0N
AKOHITBOTS
Member* of
Alberta Association of Architect"
IN H08MER EVERT* TUESDAY
FERNIE,
B. C.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
-THE-
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc*,
apply to
THE MATRON
HOSMER, B. C.
ITlTmckinnon
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
MAIN ST., HOSMER, B.C.
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Prop.
MEALS  25  CTS. AND UP
Short Orders a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
FRONT ST.       HOSMER, B. C.
icicjr'kititiriric iritii
CITY
Meat Market
Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
Lard, Etc. in Hosmer.
Come in and see the new
market.
NOT   IN   THE   TRUST
GABARA BROS., Props *
Front St., near Queen's Hotel    J
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— THE-
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long distance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
HOSMER, B. C.
P. CAROSELLA
DEALER IN
Cigars
Tobaccos
Groceries
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -     -      B.C.
= Elk Valley Development Go.
UNITED
Ownersof HOSMER TOWNSITE
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
CREE & MOFFATT
Townsite Agents      , Fernie, B. C,
I
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
HOSMER, B. C.   .
MINERS AND SHIPPERS
'1
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
GENERAL OFFICE, MINES AND COKE OVENS
LOCATED AT HOSMEP, B. C.
Lewis Stock ett,
General Manager
I). G. Wilson,
Superintendent
ELK LUMBER CO., Ltd.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Rough find Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
W. B. BROWN, Manager  Hosmer  Yards.
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemiuu
Hops and tho famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, B. C, (Via Michel)
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* samples.    Satisfaction   guaran- *
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FOUR
Lines of Men's Blucher
Laced Boots, Patent
L e a t h e r in Vicikid
Calf and Tan.
Clearance price
$4.00
Aiello & Bossio
Main St., Hosmer
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Winter Term
Opens in the Garbutt Business College Calgary, on January 3rd. An ex-secretary of
the Y. M. 0, 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 recogpnized as tlie
loading business training
school in the West.
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Write for informa-
tio'n to tlie Principal, F.
G. Garbutt. THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE PANAMA HAT,
,»What Came of a Glimpse of the
Initials on the Inside.
By HARRIET LUMMIS SMITH.
^[Copyright,   1909,   by   Associated  Literary
Prems.j
As Genevieve came on deck the
[young man In the panama but glanced
Jover tils shoulder Id her direction.
f.Then, with surprising alacrity, he
.whirled about, and tbe rapid removal
for tbe panama revealed a well shaped
Phend and close cropped dark balr,
j which clung through many vicissitudes
\fo an unmistakable tendency to curl.
As the morning dew vanishes tinder
Plbe fierce rays of Ihe midsummer sun,
no the young man's expression of Joy-
JAiI animation disappeared when met
fcy Genevieve's chilly store. His lower
Ijuw dropped. The color mounted from
|the lop of his rather high collar to the
[roots of his hair. Geuevieve went on
[ler way well satisfied with herself.
"I Imagine he thinks me not quite as
Lunsophlstoruted as be supposed. Prop-
fably his Intention was to surprise me
[Into a how and ihen lo presume on
f that to Join me. And by the time thai
[l hnd explained that I really didn't
Lknow him we should he beginning tn
I feel quite well acquainted." She until-
fed ngnln with superior triumph as she
J reflected on the overthrow of the plot.
(She wished that Aunt Myrn might
.have been an onlooker—Aunt Myrn.
I who hnd questioned the propriety of
her taking the short voyage unchnper
toned.
On Ihe opposite side of the stenmei
I the wearer of the panama hat leaned
I upon the rail and darkly regarded the
I blue  water.   The attitude, suggestive
1 of dejection, gave Genevieve (he opportunity  to steal  furtive glances nl
he  motionless offender.   His clothes
•llted  well.   As far as that  wns con-
[cerned. any tailor would be Inspired tc
' do his best by such a figure.   "Adorn-
lible shoulders." salt) Genevieve, so near
j ly aloud (hat tt was just ns well that
ni Aunt Myrn was not present.
At the expiration of an honr Gene
•leve hnd come to tbe conclusion tlint
NKVKIt   HEARD   OP   BIT   ONE   PERSON
WHOSE INITIALS WE11E X- Y. Z.1'
the guilty young man who hnd nd
dressed her when she came ou deck
wus not au old offender, lie bad taken
her rebuff too deeply to heart for thnt
His interest In Ibe Chesapeake bny
seemed to undergo do diminution after
sixty minutes of incessant staring.
Genevieve began to feel tbat possibly
sbe hnd been too severe. A look ol
dignified perplexity might have been
enough without any of tbe ruthless
annihilating scorn before which hi>
self confidence bad shriveled. Gene
vleve surprised herself In a pitying
sigh.
It wns now time for the pnnanta to
take a hand. As Genevieve's commiserating glance stole In tbe direction nf
tbe crushed and disheartened youth
staring over the roll ber challenge wns
accepted. With n birdlike motion the
pnnamn rose from Its owner's head,
evading his clutch wltb a dexterity
thnt argued de'lberate intention. It
sailed across tbe steamer's bow, dodging various agile persons who attempt
ed lb intercept it and continued in
Genevieve's direction. On reaching
her It surrendered at discretion. Tame
and obedient as a pet dog. it dropped
Into her lap, and, though Genevieve
clutched It by the brim, that wns merely n matter of form. Sbe was sure thnt
the panama lint bad no Intention of
going farther.
The hat's owner was not far behind
his property. There wns n redness
nbout him Hint was not due to sunburn, but was not unbecoming lie
bowed, Genevieve reflected, wilh a
feeling of self congratulation, like n
gentlemnn.
"I aui very much In your debt." snld
the owner of Ihe pannmn.
"Not at all. I'm sure." responded
Oenevleve. Her tone was calculated In I
a nlcety-not friendly enough to en-
courage liberties in the presumptuous.
not chilling enough lo dishearten the
timid nnd retiring.    \ I
"I'erhnps." the young mnn hesitated,
tnklng his property from her extended
hnnd. "I might Improve Ibis opportunity to apologize for whut must have
seemed u piece of rudeness on my
part."
Opnevlnve listened with nn expression as nicely calculated *t* her tone
hnd boon There wns nothing nbnllf
It on which one could presume, yet It
wus fur from being frosty.
"As you came up the stairs," tbe
youug man continued, twirling the
pniiuina, "1 glanced over my shoulder,
and for some reason your face looked
extraordinarily familiar. When 1 bowed 1 was under the Impression tbat I
kuew you."
Genevieve's lips curled a little In
spite of herself. Ue would have done
belter, sbe reflected, to stop witb the
apology, the explanation was so painfull; weak; trite to start wltb, aud.
moreover—well, without vanity, Genevieve knew that her type was not
common.
Certainly never was six foot one of
manhood so easily disconcerted.
••Thank you again," said tbe owner
of tlie panama lu a low voice, and he
turned on his bed.
Hut as he set bis recovered hat upon
his head . Genevieve caught sight ot
something tbat made her start—three
shining gilt letters fixed into tbe inner
leather bund. "Oh, I beg your pardon!" she cried impulsively.
The youug man did not hear ber.
and a fellow passenger checked him
in bis return to his seat, seizing his
coaiiuils. "l.ady ain't done wltb you
yet." said tbe obliging passenger, uud
tbe owuer of Ihe puuumu looked back
uud suw thut it wus true.
He returned witb uu apparent re
luciuuce Geuevieve thought best not tc
uot ice. "Excuse me," sbe said breathlessly, "but those letters Inside your
bat—ure tbey your initials?"
The young mun stured aud colored.
"Why. yes."
"Like uu algebra problem, aren't
I bey';" Genevieve persisted.
Apparently the young mun wished to
show her thut she wus not Ibe only
person who could assume au air of
hauteur. "Tbe peculiarity of my
name," said tbe owuer of Ihe panama.
looking over Geuevleve'8 bend, "la a
misfortune in which tbe general pub-
llc"-
"The reusou I asked," Interrupted
Genevieve, "Is because I never heard
of but one person whose initials were
X. Y. Z., and he wus one of my cousin's dearest friends."
The owner of the panama no longer
looked haughty. Instead bis expres
sion (suggested blissful Incredulity.
"Ills inline began," Genevieve con
tinned, blushing under tbe young
man's gaze, "with Xavlcr."
"Young," prompted the other delight
edly.
"Zimmerman," Genevieve concluded
and she looked nbout ber. "Isn't thero
sn unoccupied chair?   Ob, yes!"
The young man brought it aud seal
ed lilmjelf beside her. "I've ulwuy>
hated my nalne," he said meditative
ly. "It's a mixture of French aud
English nnd German, of tbe prosaic
aud the sentimental. It's fairly grotesque aud indefensible from anj
standpoint. I've seriously conteuiplat
ed baring It changed by au uct of the
legislature. But from this day on I'll
liml no more fault wltb it. When you
saw tbose letters X. Y. Z., of course
you kuew there couldn't be but one ol
us."
"I blame myself for waiting foi
that," snld Genevieve demurely, "since
I've seen your photograph at my cons
iu's, a number of photographs Indeed.'
Mr. Zimmerman drew a loug breath
"And I was wondering why your face
seemed so familiar." He made a motion toward nn inside pocket, but then
checked himself, reflecting that perhaps it would be wiser to wall a little
for l bat. But by tbe middle of thf
next forenoon he felt It safe to exhibit the little koduk picture Jim hud
given him—a picture of Genevieve
with a tenuis racket over ber sbouldei
nnd her hnlr ruffled by the breeze.
Genevieve pouted. "If be were going to give you any." sbe Sold, "be
might have cboseu one tbat—tbat flattered me more."
Tlie sea voyage from Baltimore tc
Boston, though not a long one, affords considerable opportunity foi
progress in acquaintance. Mr. X. \
Zimmerman might be suggestive nf an
algebraic problem, but In tbat rase nc
one of Ids fellow passengers was lu
doubt ns to tbe final solution.
WHAT SHOOTING COSTS.
Huge
The Psychology of Crowds.
There is n Justification for a preventive censorship In^he peculiar nature
of ihe crowd. Collective psychology,
or the psychology of crowds (mainly
Investignled so far by French nnd Italian inquirers). Is n study still Id Its
Infancy. A completely satisfactory ex-
plttnutlou of Ihe peculiurilles of'the
crowd is not yet forthcoming. But
tbose peculiurilles are matters of common knowledge.
Briefly, a crowd la a new entity, differing In mind and will from the Individuals wbo compose It. Its Intellectual pitch Is lowered. Its emotional
pitch raised. It takes on something
of ibe characteristics of a hypnotized
"subject." It tends to be Irrational,
excitable, kicking In self control. Many
Frenchmen under "the terror." gentle
and humane as Individuals, mnde up
.crowds guilty of horrible atrocities
Questioned nfterwnrd. tbey could not
account for their actions. Some Inexplicable change hnd taken place In
tbetn. nnd Hint Inexplicable something
was Ihe peculiar Influence of the
crowd.
A tbentrlcnl nudlence hns the pecnllnr
psychology of Hie crowd. An offensive
piny performed before it hns nn entire
ly different effect from tlint which the
play would huve If rend separately nnd
privately by ench Individual. The
crowd Is the rent controlling factor In
the mutter.—A. B. Walkley Before
Stage Censorship Commission.
Forever.
"Wlnifs the innti,  . daughter?"
"Fertly nnil I hnve parted forever."
"t'tn!   In Hint case, I s'pose he won't
be around for a couple of ulghtt."-
I.oulsvlllc Courier Journal.
No Help For It.
The young benedict was experiencing his lirst trouble. "My wife," he
snid, "Is so exceedingly nervous nt
night I hill she scarcely sleeps. "Bur-
glnrs?" queried the old mnnied man
"Yes." "Well, you hnve to expect that.
My wife was that way. Every time
she heard a noise downstairs she'd
font me out nnd chase me down to
InvestIgnte After n time, however, I
convinced her that If a burglar ever
did get Into the house he wouldn't
make any noise nl all." "Clever!" ex-
elnlmod the young one. "I'll try thnt"
"Don't do It." pleaded Ibe old one. "for
If your wife's anything like mine she'll
turu right about and worry every
*line she doesn't henr n noise down
nairs,"—Catholic Standi yd and Times
Hobbies of the   Prince of  Wales.
-The fact that eighteen stags recently fell to tlie rifle of the Prince of
Wales in Scotland is a reminder that
His lloyul Highness is an ubsejlutely
dead shot with that weapon, as well
us witli the fowling-piece. In more
peaceful pursuits the prince is equally successful. His collection of rare
stamps is utie of the finest in tlie
world, und is estimated to be worth
$500,000. Less generally known is the
ikill of the prince with the chisel,
taw, aud hummer.
Prices     English     Gentlemen
Spend on Sport.
Right through the month of August
in Great Britain the great stretches
of eternal hill, empurpled with heather, tinselled with swift-running
streams, and fringed with coppices of
birch and alder, are overrun with
companies of men in coarse homespun and* thick-soled boots—barristers, members of Parliament, men of
wealth and title, all of whom are
wholly given over to the worship of
St. Grouse.
Sport is the keynote of life in the
North, and with the close of the Goodwood race meeting in the dying days
of July the "Land of Cakes" becomes
the land of dukes, for a large majority of the wearers of strawberry leaves
settle in their castles and baronial
mansions for the shooting season.
The art of making money out of the
geme on his estate was unknown to
the Highland laird of sixty or seventy
years ago. It was not until the late
Earl of Dalhousie, who owned some
162.000 acres of land in Forfarshire,
had planted 1,300,000 trees at a cost
of S350,000, with the result that the
thirteen shootings they provided
yielded a revenue of $65,000 a year,
that the Highland landowners made
haste to follow his example.
This season Mr. Harry Payne Whit-
ney,   the   American   millionaire,   who
derives his wealth from banking anil
railway    enterprises,    has    laic!    out
j about $50,000 upon the Holwick Hall
j grouse    moor,   Upper   Teesdale,    and
I lias  cngugod   more  than   100  beaters.
This is probubly the largest sum ever
| spent   by   one   man   on   a  season's
shooting.
How much money is spent by
sportsmen on grouse shooting every
your cannot be totalled to a penny,
but it has been estimated that ut least
a million birds are shot between
August and December at u cost of
something like half a million pounds.
The Highlands possess to-duy between 2,000 and 3,000 groune moors,
or shootings, Perthshire being par
excellence the home of "the little bird
.of the red wing."
Some years ago the Duke of Sutherland cut the county of Sutherland, of
which he is the virtual owner, into
fifty-one shootings, with a gross rental of about $150,000 a year. The
Duke of Westminster rented 116,000
acres from the Duke of Sutherland,
for which he paid over $60,000 a year,
in addition to another $1,000 for tlie
right of fishing in the river Laxford.
While the lordly grouse is puying
tribute on a thousand hilltops to the
rich sportsman for the care and expense lavished, upon him during the
close season, the pretty deer ure called upon to satisfy thut bloodthirsty
passion the French profess to abhor
so much in the Britisher.
8hooting grouse is a costly pastime,
but it is not half so costly us deerstalking. In the third week of August
the wealthy go after the deer and
continue to do so until October the
12th. During the few weeks deerstalking is permissible the money
spent by the gunners for their sport
runs into hundreds of thousands of
pounds. Each stag costs the sportsmen anything from $150 to $250.
Barons de Clifford.
One of the ancestors of Baron de
Clifford, who wns fatally injured in
t motor accident near Brighton, and
who made a romantic marriage wi' t
the charming lady known on the stage
as Miss Eva Carrington, and wus
playing the part of a Gibson Girl in
"The Catch of the Season" nt the
time of her wedding—was Walter de
•Clifford, the father of "Fair Rosamond." The first Baron de Clifford
was killed ut Bunnockburn, and the
second was executed at York eight
years after. Roger de Clifford, the
fifth baron, distinguished himself on
the battlefield. The seventh baron
married a daughter of Hotspur, and
their son, the eighth baron, fell at
the battle of St. Albans, in 1455. The
ninth baron was slain n 1461. The
tenth baron was brought up by his
mother in seclusion, and became
known later as the "Shepherd Lord."
He died a natural death, and, in the
words of the poet, "Ages nfter he
was laid in earth. The 'Good Lord
Clifford' was the name he bore."
"Nowt Nevsr Happened."
No one is fonder of a good story,
or can tell one with greater effect,
than Dr. Clifford who will lead the
Nonconformist Emergency League
against the.Lords, should necessity
arise. Both' his father and mother
worked in a Lancashire lace factory,
and when the preacher was ten years
old he too entered the factory, and
often worked twelve or fourteen
hours at a stretch. Of these days Dr.
Clifford has an amusing reminiscence. A piece of new machinery was
being hoisted to the top room of the
factory, when the rope broke and
the machinery got a. damaging fall.
"Well, I never!" exclaimed the manager. "To think I've hoisted with
that rope for fifteen years and nowt
never happened."
John Strange Winter's 100th Book.
For thirty-six years John Strange
Winter (Mrs. Arthur Stannard), who
is about to publish her hundredth
book, has been writing. She is now
fifty-three, and at seventeen years of
age wrote her first story. Her curious
pseudonym wus chosen on the advice
of her publishers, who thought it better that the public should assume
that her military books, such us "Cavalry Life," and "Regimental Legends," were written by a man. It
was not until she wrote "Bootle's
Baby" that her identity was rcvenled.
As a matter of fact, it wa» a long
time before it was believed that the
books were written by a woman.
W S FAMOUS TRAINER'   ™ supreme test.
TOM MOORE OF THE SHAMROCKS
WIDELY MOURNED.
What the Lovely Maiden Feared the
Most.
"Slillingia," said the young man. his
voice tremulous wltb suppressed emotion, "are you going lo put me on the
pazziz?   Is this where 1 get off?
WEDDINGS  IN BELGIUM.
I'he   Necessary   Civil   Ceremony   Performed   In  the  Town   Hall,
If you want to get married in Belgium you must go t<j the town ball
of the particular city in which you
happen to reside and take one of the
HAS BRITAIN ONE, TOO?
RUBBER   OUTRAGES   ARE   BEING
TRACED TO LONDON.
Man Who Led Celebrated Lacrosse
Tiam So Many Times to Victory-
Had Not Been on the Team Since
I8S9—Was In the Great Game of
1892 In Ottawa When Caps Were
Defeated.
Tom Moore, the famous coach and
trainer of the celebrated Shamrock
lacrosse team, is dead, and lovers of
lacrosse throughout tbe Dominion will
mourn the passing of the genial, kindly athlete whose name was a household word in lacrosse circles for many
years in this country. Moore wus one
of the Shamrock stalwarts wbo started
to play with the big team buck in
tlie 80s and through defeat or victory
he was always one of tlie staridbyg of
the boys in green. He had been il!
for some two months with typhoid fev-
Lnshed tears were in the lovely maid- ! chid parts in a brief ceremony, which
, alone legalizes your matrimonial union, you can go to church before or
\ after the little bit of civic business,
j as you choose, but nothing that priest
i or minister can do fur you, however
I soothing to your feelings or yriui con-
science, cun give any recognized bind-
' ing to your wedding vows as far as
I the law of this country goes. In most
I uf tin* ancient and wonderfully iuter-
i en's eyes. If sbe bad shed them they
: would not have been iu her eyes. But
j let thut puss.
"I have not said so. Geoffrey." reluctantly   she   answered,   "In   so   many
i words.    But"—
"Listen.  Stllllngia,"  he  burst  forth
| impetuously.   "Is there any otber guy
that's   got   the   inside   track?    Am   1
playing second fiddle to some snoozer 1 eating town balls of Belgium there is
u "salle desenmariages," a spacious
chamber specially reserved for nuptial ceremonies. At Antwerp the town
ball is more to be admired [or its in-
wlth plastered balr, nn ingrowing cbiu
aud a pull ut the bank? If so"—
"So, Geoffrey, but"—
"Then why the Shndrnch. Mesbacb
and Abednego are you stalling me off:
I mny not be u pumpered child of
fashion, but I'm on the dead lev. I've
never been cnught with the goods,
(llrlle. ever since I wus n kid you've
been my one best liet, nnd you know It.
I I'm Old Faithful from Kleengonvllle,
I've trailed along In your wake like n
1 night police reporter on the (rack of u
1 lovely holdup or n bug collector nfter
a gorgeous butterfly.   All my life I've
been building bungalows In the till'
for you to move Into some <lny. I'd
rather look nl your tintype than lo ent
lour square meals. You nre the nifti
est, peachlest drriiin that ever"—
"Geoffrey," Interrupted ihe beautiful
girl, standing erect iH'fore him. pule,
hut calm nnd resolute. "I know you
love tne, nnd I nm touched ns never
before by your devotion, but something
seems to tell me that wc nre nol truly
united"—
Here her voice fullered.
"Geoffrey," she said, recovering herself, "we must not make a mistake
Hint will wreck our whole lives! I
must nsk you one question."
"Well?"
"Which side do you take In the north
pole controversy?"—Chicago Tribune.
for its exterior. The futile renaissance style by
Vriendt  and  dates  from
THOMAS MOORE.
er and had been a patient in the
Western Hospital, Montreul. Complications set in und he died a few days
ago.
Moore played in the celebrated
match in 1892, on the M.A.A.A.
grounds, Ottawa, when the Shamrocks
defeated the Capitals, and his last
championship match was in 189!)
Since thut period he had been trainer-coach for the Shamrocks and his
indefatigable efforts undoubtedly helped them to win the numerous championship battles which they have had
marked to their credit since. For
many years Moore was considered one
of the best and fastest defence fielder?
playing lacrosse. He begun playing
with the junior Shamrocks and helped to land the championship for tliem
in 1888 which placed then- at the top
of the District League. He was at
once promoted to the senior teum with
a number of other men who have
since become celebrated in the lacrosse
arena. Some four years ago be married Miss Margaret Burns of Montreal, and at the time the Shamrocks
made a splendid presentation to
Moore at half time, during one of the
• big m itches at the Mile End grounds
to show their appreciation of his services to the team during many years
of hard work. Mr. Moore was a Government clerk for 25 years in the
Montreal postoffice, where he had a
host of friends.
Pleased His Majesty.
The .dark monarch from sunny Africa
wns being shown over nn engineering
place In Ralford by the manager, who.
In explaining the working of certain
innchltiery, tint iriunntely got his ennt-
luils cnught In it nnd In a moment was
being whirled round nt so ninny revolutions per minute. Luckily for Ihe
malinger, his garments were unequal
to ihe strain of more than a few revolutions, and he was hurled, disheveled
and dazed, nt the feet of the rl»Hor.
That exulted personnge roared with
laughter nnd snld something to bis interpreter.
"Still." said that functionary to the
manager, "his majesty sny lienm berry
pleased with de trick nn" will you
please do It again."—Sketchy lilts.
teriur than
cade i.- in
Cornel is di
1531.
The Antwerp town hall occupies the
whole of tlie west side of the square
oi "!c| guild houses and in its centre
rises to u height of H3 feet. A statue
of the Virgin Maty is in a niche iu
the centre of the top story.
Hall u dozen wedding parties await
ihe advent of the deputy mayor each
morning. The procession of brides and
their friends leads into tin- marriage
chamber, the walls of which arc appropriately covered with Dve frescoes.
The several wedding parties approach the mayor's table in turn, the
unmarried parties remaining Beated In
the body of the hall, watching their
predecessors, The proceedings are
very brief. The deputy mayor examines a tew papers put forward by the
lather or other representative of the
bride, asks one or two low-voiced
questions, smiles at the bride, nods to
the groom, signs u certificate and informs them that they are man and
wife. Then he touches a button on
his desk, nnd from an adjacent apartment an organ sounds n few bars ol
i wedding march, during which the
married pair and company file out of
the chamber, und the deputy mayor
murmurs the French equivalent of
"next" to one of the two little pages
attending him—handsome youngsters
In court dress. Another wedding party stands before a desk; a repetition
of the short proceedings; once more
the tap on the button and the wed*
cling march on the organ. Out they
go, blushing und smiling, nnd No. 3
marriage begins. In less Hum half
an hour the six marriages had been
made. Nothing more and nothing less
happens, no matter whut the rank or
position of the contracting parties
may be, except thut the mayor's pages
can be employed to carry the bride's
train if she happens to be wearing
une.
No Free Admittance.
An neroniiut, leaning over the edge
of bis car as his balloon was slowly
passing over a football Held, overbalanced himself nnd fell plump nmong
the players. When he recovered consciousness he found several of the
eluti,officials bending over him noxiously.
"Ah." snld the treasurer in n tot*e of
relief. "I'll trouble you for you'.' sixpence now. old fellow."—Tlt-Blls.
England's Best Shots.
Experts declare that the four finest
shots in Great Britain are the new
Lord Ripon, Lord Wulsinghum, Lord
Ashburton, and Prince Victor Duleep
Singh. The Prince of Wales' shooting is so clever that he stands quite
apart even from this category.
Lord Ashburton has for years held
the record in partridge driving, and
his parties at The Grange, with u bug
of 700 odd brace to six guns, were
such a triumph of good organization
that bis head keeper was summoned
to Sandringham to explain his
methods.
Lord   Ashburton   began   to   shoot
when only eleven, and has had some
memorable  experiences.    Lord  Kipon
was   a   child   of   nine   when   he   first
shot, and since that time he has made
| many  records.    But  the   biggest rec-
I ords seem to have been made by Lord
i Walsingham.   Among women the best
shots with partridges are Lady Violet
Beaumont and  Mrs.  Launcelot Low-
ther.
What He Got.
A good many years ago. in the state
of Iowa, there wus a small boy hoeing
potatoes In a farm lot by the roadside.
A man came along In a fine buggy nnd
driving n tine horse. He looked over
ihe fence, stopped and snld. "Bub.
what do you get for boelng tbose potatoes?"
••Nothlii' ef I do," snld the boy. "nnd
bell ef l don't."—Saturday Evening
Post.
The   First   Law  of  Nature.
Two Irish soldiers stationed in tlie
West Indies were accustomed to
bathe daily in a little bay which was
generally supposed to be free from
sharks. Though on good terms with
each other, they were not what migln
be  culled fast  friends.
One duy ns thev were swimming
iibout 100 yards from the shore Put
tbserved Mike: suddenly making foi
the land as bard as he could without
saying u word. Wondering what was
the matter, Pat struck out vigorously
after him and landed at bis companion's heels.      . ■;  -'".s— ■•    •
;<1>     ,c.o unytlung wrong wid ye?
inquired Pat feelingly.
"Notbin', nothin' at sall," replied
the otber.
"Thin what did you make such a
suddint retrate for an' lave me?"
continued  Put.
"Hedad," answered Mike coolly. "1
spied  the  fin  nv  a  big  shnrk  about
j twenty   feet    ahead,    an'   I   thought
while  he   was   playin'   wid   you   it
| would   give   me   time   to   reach   the
' shore !"
There
Appropriate.
wus  a    great   discussion   in
progress  among  the   members  of   the
  faculty  of    a  certuin   college.    They
| wrangled long and raised their voices
Excusable Resentment. | to   too   e.,^),   ft   pitch,   ench  eager   to
"It's really provoking." suld the fond j |lilVe the measure in question embody
mother, "bitby ulways cries when we i his  particular  variation  of  the  idea.
have company." I Finally it professor of large mind and
"Well." answered Mr. Groucher. "vou i calm voice, who had been silent, rose
1 and    made    a    tactful,    conciliatory
can') blame children for disliking com-
puiiy. If It weren't for visitors tbey
wouldn't have to recite or piny pieces
on the pltitio."—Washington Stnr.
Literary Men From the Postoffice.
Mr. W. W. Jacobs, who uttuined
his forty-sixth birthday recently, is
one of a long list of literury men who
huve been employed in the General
Postoffice—a list which includes such
names as Anthony Trollope, Edmund
Yates, Sir 8pencer Walpole, A. B.
Walkley, and H. Buxton Formun, the
editor ol Keats. Mr. Jacobs' father
wus munager of a wharf ut Wapping
—a circumstance which in all probability accounts for the large part
which river life plays in the son's
novels and stories.
Obscure.
"Ah! Rack from your vacation. I
see. Did you find what you wanted -
nn obscure little vllluge, fur nwny
from civilization?"
"My boy. It exceeded my widest
dreams,. Why. that town didn't even
Issue   souvenir  postcards!"—Cleveland
Lender.	
Fifty-Three Years on One Farm.
Fifty-three years' work on one farm
is the record of Joseph Brudshaw*
awarded the first prize nt Loughborough Agricultural Show for length" u!
service in one situation is farm laborer.
An Election Story.
Apropos of tlie "delusion deep-
rooted in the minds of innumerable
voters that a man can only be 'putting up for Parliament' in order to
better himself one wny or unother,"
and that no sacrifice has to be made
by the candidate, there is the speech
tbat was made by Sir Richard Temple, who had returned post haste trom
bis duties in India, arriving ufter his
own contest had begun. Sir Richard
Used words to the following effect:
"I have traveled 8,000 miles and surrendered £5,000 a year for the privilege of representing this great constituency"; but the proper sense of his
generosity and public spirit was entirely marred by a remark from a
loud voice in the crowd, 'Oh, what
a —— fool you must be!"—Cornliill
Magazine.
A Handy River.
Tlie pretty littlo town ol Ross,   in
Herefordshire,  situated on the banks
of Ihe Wye, is becoming quite   a holiday   resort,   first   on   account  ol   the |
excellent fishing, and next by reusou
of   the:   magnificent   scenery   around,
'ihe scholars of a school in tlie town  .
wore recently set to write an essay on !
Ihe Wye, and this is what one wrote:
"The    river   Wye    at  Ross    provides |
splendid    sport    for    fishermen    and j
umple accommodation for visitors."— j
London Daily News.
speech. As tbe effect of his words
begun to show in the peaceful quiet
that settled over the fidgeting mem-
hers, another professor, who also took    win-
things calmly", turned to his neigh
bor and whispered the line from
Kipling:
"The   oil   cun   soothes   the   worrying
crunks."
When the speaker hud finished Ihe
more aggressive members look up the
discussion again.    Presently the professor who hud Kipl'ng in mind leaned  over  once   more   and   quoted   the
line  from   "McAndrcw's   ''yinn:"
"And   now   tbe   main  eccentrics  start
their quarrel."
"Truth" Publishes Charges Against
Peruvian Amazon Rubber Co. With
Headquarters In England — Tells
Tales of Ghastly Cruelty to Indians
In South America—Native Children
Buried Alive  Head  Downward.
Londun "Truth" is publishing a
narrative of the horrible atrocities
Which are suid to have been pructiced
ou the defenceless Indiuns in tlie
Putumayo rubber country in Peru.
This rubber collecting business is
carried on by the Peruvian Amazon
Co., of Salisbury House, London Wall,
registered ut Somerset House. The
' secretary ot the company, Mr. A. V.
Smith, hus written us follows in regard to the terrible allegations made
against their employes:
"The directors have no reason to believe thut the atrocities referred to
have in tuct taken place, und, indeed,
have grounds for considering that
they have b.'cti purposely unstated for
indirect object. Whatever the fact.-,
however, may be, the board of this
company are under no responsibility
for them, as they were not m oltice at
the time of the alleged occurrences."
Then follows a .-erics of formal
state ments made by people who declare they have sen the inhumanities practiced on the natives. Extracts ure give'it be-low. though it
should be borne- in mind in view of
tlie terrible nature ot the- allegations
that this evidence may yet be controverted,
From u declaration made by a
Bruzilian citizen, Joao Baptista Bru-
ga. before a commandant of the Brazilian army! It would be an endless
tusk lo relate the innumerable crimes
that I have Been committed during
my stay in this section. Here, recently, in the month cd July the tu-
chaua known as Tiracahuaca and bis
wife were held prisoners In chains.
When Jimenez — who had been
temporarily absent—arrived, he had
them brought into his presence', und
told them that it their tribe* did not
uppear within the space of e-ight days
he would show them what he would
do with them.
The eight days passed, and as tbe
tribe did not come he ordered a cun
of kerosene to be poured over them,
nnd then, striking a match, he set
tire to these unfortunates, who fled to
the forest, uttering the most desperate
cries.
Naturally, upon seeing such un
awful crime committed, 1 expressed
my horror at it to Jimenez, who re-
plied that if the re were anybody who
wished to protest against the orders
he gave be would be served in the
same manner, and that if the company kept him as chief it was because
he knew bow to do bis duty.
From a statement declared before a
notary at Iquitos by Daniel Col-
laiites: Murtine-ngui ordered u Commission to set out for the houses 'if
some neighboring Indiuns and exterminate them, with their women
and children, as tbey had not brought
in the amount of rubber that be bud
Ol'leire't   .
Tins order was Blm-cej eorried
out, for the commission returned in
four days, bringing along with them
fingers, 'curs, und several bends of tbe
unfortunate victims to prove to the
eliief that they bud curried out his
orders.
A Brazilian paper, The Journal do
Commercio, published at Mnnaos,
printed an account of a "barbarous
deed" close to tbe Bruzilian frontier.
This was a narrative of u butchery
of inoffensive Indians by a band ol
Peruvian rubber collectors.
Having killed twenty-live, tbey dis-
charged their weapons at the Indians
who were constructing the roof of the
bouse. These poor unfortunates,
pierced by the bullets, some dead,
others wounded, rolled off the rool
and fell to the ground.
Not content with tln'se cownrdly
murders, they took the Indian women
of advanced age, threw them into the
canoes of tie.' Colombians, und conducted them to the middle of the
river, and then discharged their rifles
ul them, killing them nil.
Whut th''y eJi'l with the children
still   more  barbarous,    for    they
"Do you think a diamond engagement ring really makes n girl more
thought of by her chums?"
"Well, It certainly Is u good Ibing to
huve on hand."
Their Own Victims.
"Why is it," said the discouraged
housewife, "that all our cooks become
discontented  und  irritable?"
'That's easily explained," answered
rid Mr. Groucher ' "They have to eat
their own dinners and get dyspepsia."
But No Pleasunt Thought.
When your cupboard Is bare
Of the last food you've bought,
**     Though there's nothing else there,
It (supplies food for thought.
—Catholic Standard and Times.
Romance In Real Life.
"Wns your lirst meeting with your
wife rotimtitlc?"
"Kxlremely so. It occurred at a
picnic. I wns cut Ing a very ripe tomn-
lo, nnd some of It squirted Into ber
eye."—Kansas City Journal.
Deserted.
"Do you say your husband deserted you?" said the judge to a lady
applying for a separation order from
her husband.
"Yes, my lord."
"Please tell the court as concisely
us you can how he deserted you."
"Two months after we hail completed our honeymoon he Bcoided me
because he thought I was extravagant
In the matter of getting clothes, and
I went home- to my people."
"Yes.    I'roi el."
"Well I waited and waited and
waited for him to conn- and beg me
to return to him, and he never
(lid I"—Lundon Telegraph.
Bright   Answers.
The following gems ure from a col-
leotion of examination answers in the
possession of a high school teacher:
"A blizzard is the inside of a hen."
"Oxygon is a thing that has eight
fides."
"The cuckoo never lays Its own
eggs."
"A mosquito is a child of black and
white parents."
jammed them head downwards into
the holes that had been dug to receive
the posts that were to support the
house.
The Peruvians, ufter taking possession of the merchandise, conducted
the Colombians, the tuchaua (Indian
chief) of tin* Atuloques, two Indiuns,
und un Indian woman to Mutunztis,
the dwelling-place of Norman, the
journey taking two days.
Here the prisoners were tied up
with cords, and afterwards shut up,
in one of the houses, where tbey passed a night of torture. In the morning
the tuchaua and the two Indians were
taken out to a near-by knoll and
clubbed to death.
These outrages took plnce prior to
the formation of the Peruvian Amazon Co. "Truth" remarks that the
company "only conies into tbe case
ns being responsible for the way thee
business is Conducted at tlie present
moment."
In reply to questions in the House
ol (.'ominous concerning the alleged
atrocities, the Ondpr-Seoretary lor
Foreign Affairs sai'l In' had asked for
a report on the subject. He would inquire if tlie Belgian consul hud made
u report to his Government, The
shareholders in the Peruvian Amazon
Co. hud made no request to the Foreign Office for au ine|iiiry.
One
The Henpecked Husband. j
Children (who have been left In his'
iharget-Father,   we  arc  going   biekj
Into the park for a  liille.    May you
come with us? -Meggcndorfer Bluttcr.
The Voice of the Cynic,
"Is Miss Paasny still uuuiarrled?"
"Yes.  She snys it's from choice."
"Whose?"-Suu Francisco Examiner.
It's Coming.
Bizarre romantic couples
We shall read of pretty soon
Who had an airship, courtship.
And a starry honeymoon.
— Kansas City Time
Science Sittings.
Every second Ibe earth moves nine- '
teen miles.
The  nearest distance of the sun to i
the moon is 02.(1(13,886 miles. \
Steel corrosion Is said lo lie tbe re-
suit of eleolro-ohoinlcnl nctlon.
A German nslronomer hns estimated
thnt the mysterious slur Algol Is more
thnn twice ns hot ns tbe sun nnd Hint
If It were ns near tbe enrth ns the sun
It would give eighty times ns much
HRbt
One or the Other.
Lilt" Loin was sitting on her grand
father's knee one day. nnd alter look
Ing ill blm for some time she said.
"Gwnupn. wns 'oo In ze nil;?"
"Certainly not, my dear," replied the
astonished old gentleman.
"Vvn," continued the small InqulBl
tor. "Why wasn't 'oo Uwowndod?"—
I.ippincolt's Magazine.
Must Be Careful.
of the undeniable mnrks of a
genius is the mark be leaves a:1 a result of Infinite labor on themes he
loves. No famous poet wus ever so
great that he could neglect to leave
one word thai made his whole eflott
inharmonious If Canadian writers
lire: to reach lite highest peaks in literature tbey must lenm this lesson.
They must free themselves from the
criticism thnt attaches lo hurriedly
done work and lo reckless verailka-
linn.— Sunduv  World,  Toronto.
The.   .   Iden Rain.
Oh. I love tne tuneful patter
Of ihe shower upon the pane.
Hut It's nothing to the clatiet
Of the Doe Cook golden ruin J
— Atlanta Constitution.
The Golden Mean.
A certain  Kngilsh  mayor whose pe
rlod of olllce hnd come to nn end was
i surveying  the  work of  the year     "I
hnve cudenvored," he said, with nn nlr
of conscious rectitude, "to administer
Justice without swerving to parihiiity
on the one hand or Impartiality on the
| olber."-l.oiidon Dully Telegraph,
An Apocryphal Conversation.
"Peary is getting more credli ihnD
he hnd nt lirst," observed the critic.
"Yes," nuswerej Dr. Cook, 'but I'm
getting more cash."—Cleveland Lender.
Another Question.
Here ts another question which
May do tor conversation:
Is foci(,,oi quite as rough a gume
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TALK OF THF TOWN
eSeo Mathieson's specials,
Lowis Sfcockett loft Tuesday
night for Calgary.
Dr. B. B, Marr, of Corbiu, was
in town last Friday.
John Jiosvio was a Fornie
visitor Tuesday evening.
Masks and valentines at the
Hosmer Drug & Bonk Store.
Mrs. Frank Bean of Fernie,
is visiting Mrs. Alox. Cameron.
Mr. and Mrs. Ceinulini havo
moved to tlie metropolis of
Olson.
Mrs. D. R. McDonald will
give a califu ball at tho Scotia
hotel, Friday, Feb. 18th.
Don't forgot the Board of
Trade meeting, Monday evening, Feb. 11th at 8 o'clock.
G. II. Marlatt of the Quality
Store, is offering special inducements for Friday Saturday.
Alexander Cameron returned
Monday from a trip to Coleman
and other towns in that locality.
John Patterson, of Fornie,
was visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Patterson last Sun
.lay.
John W'lie. the manager of
tho Hosmer Mercantile Co.
looks happy, John says business
is good.
A hobo was seen in the Hosmer yards on Tuesday. This is
apparently Iho lirst indication
of spring.
W. 'Or, Bruce, of Fernio, attended the masquerade ball at
tho opera house last Friday
evening.
Robt, Gourlay contemplates
a trip to the Capitol and other
coast towns, where he will meet
old friends.
Mr. and Mrs, A. L. Fortier,
returned Tuesday from a six
weeks visit to Mr. Fortier's old
home at Clinton, Ontario.
An attack of tho grip is often
followed by a persistent cough,
which to many proves a great
annoyance. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has been extensively used and with good success for the relief and cure of
this cough. Many cases have
been cured after all other remedies had failed. Sold by all
druggists.
T. II, Cox, secretary-treasurer
of the Elk Valley Brewing Co.
Auciiel; wjis-iLi. t<rwn Tuesday
in Iho interest of his firm.
Do you enjoy a pool game.
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51
Mrs. J. S. Wallace, of Cranbrook, was the guest of Mrs.
Alexander Cameron, Friday
and Saturday of last week.
Mr. Watson, the Bankhead
master mechanic was in Hosmer a few days. He left for
Bankhead on Sunday night.
Lost—on Tuesday afternoon,
Feb. 8th. a Waltham watch in
gold case. A reward will be
paid ii returned to this office.
The fall wheat is up an inch
above the ground at Pincher
Creek. The straw berries will
soon be in blossom in Hosmer.
Look at the prices of clothing
in Mathieson's Saturday specials. Hero's a chance for a
swell suit at tho cost of production.
Masks and valentines at- tho
Hosmer Drug & Book Store.
Fred Smith, a member of tho
firm of Smith, Davidson &
Wright, wholesale paper dealers, Vancouver, was in town
Monday.
The Worn m's Auxiliary of
Iho English Church will meet
on Tuesday, They will be the
guests of Mrs. Lewis Stockett
at the mess house.
Constable Aston climbed the
hill on Wednesday. Geoffrey
is an ad miner of tlie human
form divine, and ho saw plenty
of if in the Wash-house.
A good housewife never opens
the condensed milk can with
her husband's razor, nor will a
loving husband curry the horse
with the nutmeg grater.
B. B. Mills, G. II. Marlatt,
Mike Bossaly, R W. Rogers,
and Constable Aston were in
Fernio Tuesday in connection
with the case of Jacob Senn,
Do you know that croup can
be prevented? Give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as soon
as tho child becomes hoarse or
oven after the croupy cough
appears and it will prevent the
attack. It: is also a certain cure
for croup mil has riover been
known to fail, Sold by all
druggists.
Maple Leaf Lodge No. 53,1. 0.
O. F., Hosmer, held their regular meeting Tuesday evening
,*.u Odd Fellows hall. Two new
candidates received their inita-
tiory degree.
Best values in the town at
Mathiesou's.
Mrs. Fred Cox, who has been
visiting in Sault St. Marie for
several months, returned to
Hosmer last Tuesday. She was
accompanied by her sister, Mrs.
Wm. Burlingame.
Arthur Harvey, of Fernie, is
the new manager at the P.
Burns & Co. Mr. Harvey is
accompanied by his familj* and
have taken up their* residence
over tho meat market.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pote's Barbor Shop. lltf
A. B. Campbell, returned
Tuesday from a two weeks trip
to tho Pacific Coast. He states
that roal estate is tho sole topic
that is occupying tho minds of
the residents in the coast towns.
Several of tho most prominent and respected citizens participated in tho Now Year festivities at tho Celestial headquarters, Monday evening. Sam
Suey flowed in abundance and
Chinese noodles were very
much in evidence. There has
been sufficient crackers wasted
lo k«ep Old Nick away for the
nexl two years.
A masquerade ball will be
given at Fernie, St. Valentine's
night, Monday, Feb. 14th. in
Bruce's hall. Some now and
novo! ideas regarding the dances
will bo introduced for tho first
time. Suitable prizes will be
awarded to the prize winners.
The bull will bo under tho persona! direction of W. G. Bruce.
Wanted—A small set of books
to keop in spare time. Address
box i, Times office.
A few minutes delay in treating some cases of croup, even
the length of time it takes to
go for a doctor often proves
dangerous. The safest way is
to keop Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in tho house, and at
the first indication of croup
givo-the child a dose. Pleasant
to take and always cures. Sold
by ull druggists.
Jos. Elliott, Robt. Gourlay, Jr
Geo. and John McMurren and
11. Greenwood, drove out to No.
•i camp ostensibly to join a
female nigger minstrel troupe.
It is surmised that Fernie was
ncluded in the trip.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sum .Snell. 51 tf
John M. Ross, the Swift Current man, who was charged by
R. Gourlay with appropriating
some of the aforesaid Robt's
cash, had a hearing at Fernie
before Judge Wilson, Tuesday
Feb. 8th, John M. evidently
looked like good material to
the judge, who took quite a
lenient view of the matter and
sentence was suspended,
When you want any article
of merchandise buy it of a reputable home dealer, that tin-
profit may remain to enrich the
community. Send your mono-,
abroad ondy for what you cannot purchase at home. Home
talent, home labor, home industry, home capital, and home
pleasures are things to be
fostered, encouraged and patronized.
If troubled with indigestion,
constipation, no appetite or feel
bilious, give Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets a
trial and you will be pleased
with the result. Theso tablets
invigorate the stomach antl
liver and strengthen the digestion.   Bold by all druggists.
Board of Trade Meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the Hosmer Board of Trade
will be held in the sample room
of the Pacific Hotel, Monday
evening, February 14th. Each
and every member is requested
to be present. Come at 8
o'clock.
Presenation to Hosmer Citizen
Last Monday evening a nice
party gathered in the dining
room of the Pacific Hotel. The
object of the gathering was to
givo our esteemed fellow
townman, F. W. McDonald,
something like a good send off.
C. H. Dunbar was chairman
and in tho course of the evening Mr. McDonald was presented with a written address and a
leather suit case as a slight
token to his many tributes.
Tlie program of the evening
was as follows:
Overture Hosmer Orchestra
Toast, ''The King," responded
 to by A. E. Ferguson
Toast, "The Ladies," respond-
 ed to by E. W. Bromley
Song C. II. Winter
Song G. W.Gordon
Toast, "Jim Hill," responded
 to by G. R. (Shepherd
Song C. B. Winter
Speech T. Spears
Overture.... Hosmer Orchestra
Speech S. Lawson
Mr. McDonald left left Tuesday for Cranbrook, where lias
accepted a position with P.
Burns & Co.
Presbyterian Church Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Presbyterian church was held
in the Odd Fellows hall last
Friday evening. February 4th.
The Rev. C. K. Nicoll prosided
and after praise and prayer, A.
Mathiesou was appointed chairman of the meeting and G. H.
Marlatt, secretary.
The reports of tho different societies wero read and adopted. Tho Ladies' Aid Society
showed a handsome cash bul-
iinee to their credit, which goes
to show that they havo been
: hard workers for tho church.
The election of managers for
I the ensuing resulted as follows:
A. Mathieson, G. H. Marlatt,
Tbos. Spoors, W. Towers, A.
Mills G. M. Hedley and M. L.
McKiunon,
The Rev. G. A. Wilson, of
Vancouver, >Supt. of Missions,
was present and also took part
iu the mooting.
It was unanimously decided
to adopt tho envelope system
lor weekly offerings.
Dainty refreshments were
served by the ladies at the conclusion of the meeting.
IMMIGRATION IS STRONG Jud*? **? « *.*".ou
Tuesday, Feb. 8tb.   The judge
While it is often impossible
to prevent an accident, it is
never impossible to bo prepared
—it is not beyond any one's
purse. Invest 215 cents in a bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment
and you are prepared for
sprains, bruises and like injuries.   Sold by all druggists.
Last Three Months Beat All Records
in Canada for the Same Period
"Never before in the history
of Western Canada have so
many immigrants flocked into
the country during November,
December and January as in
the last three months," said J.
Bruce Walker, of Winnipeg
Dominion commissioner of immigration last week.
All previous records for the
same period have been doubled.
"I believe this is chiefly due
to two things, the splendid crop
of 1909 and the good reports
concerning Canada spread
abroad by the Americans who
went home aftei a successful
-euson in this country with
their pockets full of money, and
them, olve.- full of enthusiasm.
"Last week three hundred
and i wenty . ettlers came into
.tlauitoba from the south east
all of whom possessed from
two thousand to five thousand
dollars."
Jacob Senn in Serious Trouble
Jacob Senn was arranged
before Judge Brown on last
Thursday on tho charge of
obtaining goods by false
pretenses. On Octobor 29th
Jacob gave the firms of G. H.
Marlatt, A. Mills & Son and
Mike Boassaly the wrong steer,
cheerfully informing them that
he was an honest working man,
Jacob evidently wanted to give
give his friends back east some
little souvenirs of his sojourn
in Hosmer and thought to do
it cheap. On the same day he
drew his time cheque and said
au revoir but not good-bye.
A few days ago some unfor-
seen circumstance brought
Jacob back to Hosmer and Con
stable Aston espied him at the
postoffice, approaching Jacob
and asking him his name he
gave his name us John Ellcr
son, whereupon ho was request
ed to accompany Mr. Aston to
the little drab house down the
street.
The case caine up before
Judge Brown in the evening
and ho was sent to Fornie,
where he will be subject to the
tender mercies of Judge Wilson.
Jacob Senn, who was sent
down tlie line to appear before
evidently would'nt stand for
Jacob taking presents to the
old country at the expense of
Hosmer tradesmen, so he decreed that Jacob spend three
months in strict seclusion down
at Nelson.
NOTICE
Hereafter the Hosmer opeij
house will be o, erated unde
the management of the ownt]
Phillip Carosolla. For showj
concerts, etc., apply to my stoij
in Hosmer or at the Ror.f
Hotel, Fernie.
Phillip CarosellI
Feb. 2,1910.
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HOSMER, B. C.
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and will be run for the accommodation of the workin-4
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per day, special rates by the week
Front St. Hosmer, B. Cj
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MEN'S GLOTHING
$15
$13
$11
Men's Fancy Worsted Suits, in all the newest
shades, regular price $20, Saturday Special - - -
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shades, regular price $17.50, Saturday Special
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