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Array Your special attention ia called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills ft Son
Your special attention is called to onr
ad on back page.
A Mills & Son
Volume II.
Number 34
Preparations the best
for all complaints
See our window
Easter Post Cards and
The Hosmer Drug & Book Store
H. P. McLEAN, Manager
Work Will Commence as Soon as
Frost is Out of the Ground
fhe Ladies of Hosmer
[Are cordially invited to inspect our new ship-
[ment of Muslins, Prints, Ginghams, Blouses,
">hirt Waists, Suits and Underwear. These
[are all marked at lowest possible prices. See
four children's print dresses at 35c  and  75c
We also carry a full range of men's, ladie's and   children's
Ifoot wear.   Your patronage solicited at the Quality Store.
k 1t wwftwMt i\
Fishing Tackle
We aro showing our 1010 line of Fishing Tackle and consisting of everything for the fisherman. It will pay you to look our line over, as
there will be no line shown in Hosmer that can compare with ours
and the prices are rock bottom. We also have all repairs for your
broken rods.   Leave them here for repairs.
Fishing Tackle!
Fishing Tackle!
Hosmer's Leading Store
jiReal Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. C.
Pine Wines, Liquors and Cigars *
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will he
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in  the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms Main St., Hosmer
. C:-
Queen's Hotel
The Workingman's Home
.and will be run for the accommodation of the working
( e
IS now under the management of Robert Gourlay ;;
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class.   All modern improvements.
per day, special rates by the week
Tranwnt rates $1
front St.
Hosmer, B. C. «■
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Dan McNeish the genial .superintendent of roads, was in
town on Monday. Mr. McNeish
will spend quite a good deal
of time in Hosmer in the
superintendence of the various improvements contemplated by the government and as
outlined by our representative,
W. R. Ross, last fall.
Mr. McNeish states that instead of the much talked of
culvert, the government will
build a bridge across the ravine
on Main street.
The bridge will be a good
heavy structure of the trestle
type and will have a driveway
18 ft. wide with suitable approaches graded up.
There is also a depression on
the south of bridge to be filled
up and the street will be graded
out to the main road close to
Joe Filion's place. This is a
much needed improvement as
the approach to Hosmer has
hitherto been around by the
Front street before the Main
street could be reached and will
be a convenience that will be appreciated by everybody.
Fourth street will also come
in for some improvement.
Fourth street is the street leading from Elk street on the
townsite map, and runs up
past the Pacific Hotel and terminates at the coal chutes.
This street will be stumped and
Appropriations altogether of
the government money for
town of Hosmer will aggregate
over $2,000.
Mr. McNeish will also have a
large gang of men to complete
the road from Crow's Nest to
Elko, and expects to be able to
complete' the same this season.
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Board of Trade Meeting
A special meeting of the Hosmer Board of Trade was held
Thursday evening, March 17th
in the Pacific Hotel sample
room. Among those in attend-
once were: Vice president R. J.
Cole,   secretary  H.   L. Brown,
B. B. Mills, C. H. Dunbar, Wm.
Robson,   F. Labelle, J. Bossio,
C. B. Winter, L. A. Lanthier,
A. McL, Fletcher and B. F.
During the evening considerable business was transacted.
The following resolutions were
Fletcher-Labelle — That the
secretary apply to J. F. Armstrong for a lease for three years
of Lot 3, Block 13 in the town-
site of Hosmer. The same to be
used as a site for a fire hall for
the benefit of the citizens of
Hosmer. The lease to be made
in favor of the Hosmer Board
of Trade with the names of
W. T. Watson, president; R. J.
Cole, vice president; H. L.
Brown, secretary-treasurer and
their successors as trustees.
Dunbar-Winter—That school
trustees be asked to co-operative with the board by writing
to J. F. Armstrong, stating that
the building on Lot 3, Block 13
is no longer needed for school
purposes and that they approve
of it being used for Fire Brigade
Dunbar-Labelle — That the
secretary be requested to write
Government Agent Alexander
at Fernie; that there is reason
to believe that the creek flowing from the Elk riser near
Camp 4 and through the Hosmer townsite, having been
deepened so that a larger volume of water than usual will
flow down, with the result that
during high water a considerable volume of the river might
be deflected into that creek,
thereby doing damage to property boardering on the creek
within the townsite, and should
be asked to take necessary
steps for preventive.
Greenwood has a "chef who
weighs 280 lbs.
A $20,000 opera house is being
talked of in Blairmore.
Sam Miller, of Ymir, nas sold
his hotel to P. Downing.
A corner lot was sold in
Prince Rubert for $22,000.
The Liberals have split in
Victoria over Bill Templeton.
Spring plowing is now general in the Kamloops district.
Several new launches will be
plying Moyie lake this summer
In February 12,397 tons of
coal was shipped from Middles-
A Masonic lodge called the
Chinook has been instituted at
Captain Hughes of the Princess Royal died in Victoria last
Quesnel and Fort George will
have telephone connection this
Moyie is organizing a baseball
team that will be stronger than
last year.
Charles Gorman was killed
in the Hillcrest mine, Tuesday,
March 15th.
Penticton is having difficulty
in finding w* adequate and pure
water supply.
In Nome several men have
been fined for $100 for conducting turkey raffles.
Rossland, Nelson and the
Boundary towns may form a
a baseball league.
In 1906 railway laborers sent
$82,000 to Italy through the
postoffice at Midway.
The Feaiie Board of Trade
are trying" to get a land registry office at Fernie.
Charles Stanley Young, teller
in a bank at High River, committed sucide last week.
A new cut off on the wagon
road from Rossland to Trail will
be built.   It will cost $1500.
A Progressive Association has
been formed in Rossland with
the idea of advertising the town
Bob Moore, formerly of Fernie and Jack White have leased
the Hotel Winters in Vancouver
Bernard McDonald, formerly
of Rossland, is now general
manager of a smelter in Mexico.
It is reported that 10,000 Italians will be brought into B. C.
to work on railway construction.
The body of John Heber was
found near Lundbreck. The
man disappeared two months
and was evidently frozen to
In the public works vote the
Similkameen receives $100,800
this year from the B. C. government.
The government will grade
the streets of Michel and otherwise improve the town this
The city council of Greenwood
are considering the advisability
of raising the liquor license to
$1,000 a year.
At Revelstoke, a Jap has
beeu charged with attempting
to murder Mrs. J. D. Sibbald
with a knife.
. Constable Leek of Prince
Rupert resigned his position because he could not live upon
$75 per month.
A. C. Murray, of the Hudson
Bay Cos post at Fort St. James,
states that the fur trade has
been very poor this season.
Five Steamship Loads Leave for
Canada With' New Settlers
A. J. McCooJ has purchased
the Martin building at Michel
and will fit it up as an annex
to tho groat Northern Hotel.
The Trainmen Killed Near Creston
Last Thursday the engine of
a freight train while backing in
on the switch at McNeillie Siding near Creston, left the rails
and fell about fifty feet down
the side of the canyon. The
fireman, Arthur Ford, Dan
Orden Campbell, were killed.
The engineer, Carson was flung
out of the cab and fell into a
water hole, where the engine
passed over him, breaking his
leg in two places. He was removed to the hospital at Cranbrook for treatment, but died
Monday morning.
Easter  dance   at   the   opera
house, Tuesday, March 29th.
From eighty to one hundred
carloads of settlers' effects are
being received every day at
Portal and over five hundred
horses are being examined daily
by the Canadian officials at that
The immigration officials
there are working both day and
night and the force has been
doubled in order to keep pace
with tho great influx of new
The first purty of Canadian
Pacific ready-made farmers are
ready to sail from Liverpool.
All are married and they are of
a variety of occupations. The
first party sails from Liverpool
by the Empress of Ireland on
Friday next. It will comprise
thirty married men, wives and
Delivered Friday morning-
Leave your order with
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
The Cobweb Social
The Ladies Aid of the Methodist church held a Cobweb
social last Monday evening in
the Odd Fellows hall and was
a pronounced success. The
Ladies Aid have gained great
fame for their local gatherings
and certainly their Cobweb
was not lacking in anything
that would tarnish their reputation i
Great enjoyment and merriment was the order of things
and it was quite exhilrating,
even to the despondent and
solemn souls, to see how old
and young alike persistingly
worked to unravel their web,
a great haste to see who they
would have on the "string."
Many were the surprises and
possibly a few were disappointed, when after climbing under
and over chairs, hooking and
unhooking the expected fair
maid of twenty summers, with
whom a pleasant conversation
in the shade was expected,
turned out to be • demure and
staid member of the opposite
sex, who however was up to
the occasion and had a good
time with the blushing youth
as he entertained what might
easily turn out to be his mother-in-law.
Plenty of refreshments and
ice cream was on hand and
after a good programme had
been rendered, a series of games
was indulged in until the hour
of midnight turned |sorae to
their destinations, alone and
yet not alone.
The programme follows:
Selection.... Hosmer Orchestra
Recitation E. Cox
Selection.... Hosmer Orchestra
Recitation Mrs. B. Swanton
Song J. Crook
Recitation E. Cox
Song J. Morgan
Selection Hosmer Orchestra
New Club Organized
At a meeting held on Monday
night the Hosmer Club was
formally organized. The following officers were named for the
ensuing year:
Honorary president—W. H.
Honorary vice president —
Lewis Stockett.
President—D. G. Wilson.
Vice presidents—B. L. Thome,
Dr. C. P. Higgins and C. B.
An institution of   this kind
has been a long felt want   in
Hosmer as there being absolutely no place where men can pass
an hour or two.   The club will
be entirely social in its nature
and politics   are   barred.   The
club premises are situated   in
the Selvaggi building on Front j
street,   where   it will be most I
convienient to the members on I
account of its central location.
There are five rooms to be used
for club purposes and they will |
consist of billiard  room,  read- ]
ing room,  bar and caretakers
room.   A license has been applied for, and a capable board
of management will use every
endeavor to make the club a
.—^ Plumbers -■■■-■
Tinsmiths, Steamfitters
Shop:  Rear Bennett Bros. Hardware Store
Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B.C. o
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and  Mount  Royal,  G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. G., President.
8ir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
,. Manager.
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Chtlllwuek, Kndorhy, Greon*eVOdd, Homier, Kolowna, Nelson Now Denver
Nicola, Now Westminster, Rowland .Summorland, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria.
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Deposits of $1 (((ed upward received. Interest allowed at current redes and paid
half yearly. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever iu the withdrawal of the
whole or any pint of the.deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS <®> CO., Limited       !
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
All kinds of Fancy Painting or Deconttion
Work done on short notice
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
1f(f\C1bfITD OHIIKKS l.KFT ATTIIK Ql'KKVS  IIOTKI,       Tt      f*
UvwrlLlli Wttt, RIQWB PBOMPT ATTENTION        MM.   V»e>
L. A. Lanthier
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co. f
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
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Rubber Stamps at Hosmer Times Office THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
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J (Copyright, 1900, by The North American Co?)
we'm oh Press BmA»>e Tonight -
THAT 0U)3)0C
Vebsses it
1. The fiercest row or fight soon ends, and Dingle and the bears were friends.
A star they borrowed from, the whale and fastened it to Dingle's tail,
And Dingleberry with delight in constellation shone that night.
S. They reached a house of pie crust made; the eaves were filled with lemonade;
Rock candy knobs upon the door and maple sugar on the floor;
In back yard made of big jam tart an old man splitting wood apart.      %
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2. At last the time arrived when they must in their ship go on their way.
Said Nip and Tuck: "Dear friends, cdieu.. Our onward way we must pursue."
"Don't go," the bears said; "stop and play."   Said Nip; "We'll call again some day."
To vnrj eight poinds et red, roogfi, ripe goeeeber-
rfee illow epne quit ol recteernuitjoiceei.fiTe pound! of
kmt-tngu.   Soil the jta ap pnffl It looke clear;
g 'MM \A
pot «
<ft. And just about the time he'd start to split a chunk of wood apart
An awful ram would rush right out and butt the mart an awful clout.
The old man then would tear his hair and do most everything but swear,
/cot Quite A bunch
or LtTTTRa
0. "Confound that mean, old, hungry ram!   He wants, some more gooseberry jam.
But when I stop to feed him good, I don't have time to chop the wood,
And jam without fire can't be made.   I'd like to call on you for aid."
ft. Nip split the wood, Tuck held the ram, the old man made gooseberry jam.
For winter he laid up a store and filled the pantry to the door.    ' ■*"
The children then got in their ship and started on another trip.
Landseer, Crane, Marcus Stone, Mil-
la is and Watts Were All Academicians In Their Teens—Ellen Terry
Started When She Was Eight Years
Old — Two Famous Youngsters
Were Revivalists.
This is the age o{ prodigies. In the
world of art, on the stagfc and concert platform, and even in the pul-
rv pit, children have been astonishing
the world with their genius, and earning incomes calculated to arouse the
envy of the most successful business
Sir Edwin Landseer was admitted to
the Royal Academy at the age of thirteen, Mr. Walter Crane was sixteen
and Mr. Marcus Stone, Millais, and
Watts seventeen when they secured
the coveted honor.
It is to the stage and concert platform, however, to which one must
turn to find the most remarkable examples of precocious genius. Whether the numberless child actors and
musicians who have made their debut
lately will fulfil the promise of their
early years remains, of course, to be
seen; but the present and past history of acting and music contains
gome remarkable instances of clever
children who have continued to win
fame year after year throughout life.
Amongst present-day actresses are
many who showed histrionic talent at
tender years. Miss Ellen Terry made
her debut when she was eight. Mrs.
Kendal was appearing at the Maryle-
bone Theatre when she was four, and
playing Ophelia at the Haymarket
when she was sixteen. Miss Bates' man, the famous impersonator of
Leah, first appeared on the stage
{when she was five, and when she was
eight was brought to London by the
late T. P. Barnum, to appear in a
series of Shakespearean revivals.
,Lady Bancroft was at one time the
.leading child actress in the country,
while Miss Ada Reeve appeared before the public when she was six,
and at fourteen was an acknowledged music-hall "star." Miss Vesta
■ Tilley began still earlier. Her stage
•career started when she was three,
and at six she first appeared in men's
clothes and was advertised as the
"Pocket Sims Reeves."
Two or three years ago quite a number of child-preachers were attracting
attention, notably Frances Storr, the
twelve-year-old Doncaster girl, who
: often had audiences numbering close
upon 2,000; and Jack Cooke, the
Manchester boy, who at a very early
iagt*.* determined to become a second
D. L. Moody, He preached his first
sermon when he was eleven, and two
years later conducts many successful missions.
Who knows but what they may foi-
low in the footstepB of Spurgeon, who
was an active member of the Baptist connexion, while he was Btill in
knickerbockers, and preached his first
sermon at the age of sixteen? Before
he was twenty Exeter Hall was not
large enough to hold his conjugations. George Fcx, the evangelist and
founder of the Society of Friends, was
quite a little boy when he started
preaching at a tavern, and George
Whitefield and John Wesley both
commenced preaching at a very early
i It has often been said that the most
'amazing example of precocious genius
on record is furnished by John 8tuart
Mill, who at three years of age was
learning the Greek alphabet, and at
eight had read in the original many
Greek authors. Then he began to
learn Euclid, Algebra, and Latin,
and before he was twelve was made
;to teach the younger members of the
] The precocity of Sir William Rowan
! Hamilton, the celebrated mathematician, is often overlooked. He excelled
in the study of languages, and is
said to have known at least thirteen
at the age of twelve. At three years
of age he was a very good reader of
English and considerably advanced in
arithmetic. At four he waB a good
.geographer, and at five able to read
!and translate Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Then he added a knowledge of
Italian and French to his learning
' before going on witli Arabic and
Sanskrit. ,
The Modest Scot.
Love of country is so fine a virtue
that it seems difficult to carry it to
excess. A resident of a small village
in the north of Scotland paid a business visit to London the other day.
He happened to call on a merchant
who was unknown to him, but had
once made a stay in his native place.
In the course of conversation the visitor made use of an expression that
led the other to exclaim: "Surely,
you come from Glen McLuskie?"
The* assertion, however, was denied.
Presently, to the merchant's surprise,
another Glen McLuskie expression
was heard. "My dear Mr. McTaviHh.
I feel convinced that you are a Glen
McLuskie man after all," insisted
the merchant.
"Weel," returned the other, "I'll
no' deny it any longer."
"Then why didn't you say so at
first?" demanded the Englishman.
"Weel," was tho calm response, "I
dinna like to boast o' it in London."
Still Use a Drawbridge.
At Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, Eng.,
the drawbridge is always raised every
night over the historic moat, which
is more than seven hundred years
old. The moat is not dry, like so
■> many of ancient date, but is filled
to the brim. This is the only English
castle where the historic right of raising the drawbridge hag come down
from the days of chivalry.
A City of Trees.
The trees in the streets form a special feature of Folkestone, England.
About four thousand in number, they
include handsome horse-chestnuts,
elms, planes, sycamores, and limes.
In Castle Hill, avenue, a hundred feet
wide, with four towb of trees, the
horse chestnuts make a fine show,
especially at the blossoming period.
The Cashier.
Chief of Detectives—Now give us a
description of your missing cashier.
Bow tall was be?
Business Mod—I don't know how tall
me was. What worries me Is that ha
was 125,000 short-Philadelphia Record.
Mabel—My dolly cries If you punch
ber In tbe stomach.
Toramie - My little sister does de
same thing. They're a good deal alike,
ain't   tbey?    I   try   It  every   day. —
fMovalnnri   Lender.
The Bloodthirsty Malay When Ha Is
Maddened by  Frenzy.
"Amok" is a religious fanaticism, a
iiadDcss under which u innu makes up
bis mind to kill any one lie can until
he himself is klled. Brought on By
drink or religion or from whatever
cause, tbe process Is tbe some. The
madman seizes his creese and rushes
headlong down tbe street, cutting at
every one be meets. To any one who
has seen o creese or a parang further
detail Is unnecessary.
A man running amok Is as a dog
with hydrophobia, but Ihe panic caused by the former is by far the worse.
Like the mad dog. the madman Is fol-
.owed by a noisy rabble, who sooner or
later run into their man and exterminate bim. Wben this vengeful rabble
is mnde up of bloodthirsty Malays and
Chinamen Its wild rage and fury are
neyoiid control, beyond description.
The clamor and bloodcurdling yells of
ihe pursuing crowd and the ever near-
ins shout of "Oran amok, oran amok!"
ire incidents which can never be forgotten by any one wbo has seen or
heard tbem.   The bravest quails when
utldeuly turning the corner of a street
ids ears are greeted with the cry of
Oran amok!" and n few yards off he
sees a Malay running straight at blm,
brandishing in his hand the bloody
creese with whlcb be bas already
slaughtered all iu his way.—London
Light Cavalry of the Avian Army and
Friends of the Farmer.
From the standpoint of the farmer
and the orcburdist perhaps no birds
more useful than tbe swallows exist.
They hare heen described as the light
cavalry of the avian army.
Specially adapted for flight and unexcelled iu aerial evolutions, tbey have
few rivals lu the art of capturing Insects In midair. They eat nothing of
value to man except a few predaceous
wasps uud bugs and In return for their
services In destroying vast numbers of
noxious insects ask only for harborage
and protection.
It is to tbe fact tbat they capture
their prey on tbe wing tbot tbelr peculiar value to the cotton grower is
due. Orioles 40 royal service ln catching weevils on the bolls, and blackbirds, wrens, flycatchers and others
contribute to tbe good work, but wben
swallows are migrating over tbe cotton fields they find the weevils flying
in tbe open and wage active war
against them. As many as forty-seven
adult weevils have been found ln tbe
stomach of a single cliff swallow.—
Bulletin of Department of Agriculture.
Breaking Away From Work.
Our business men ought to break
away from trade exactions long before
tbey do—ought to do so as a matter of
volition and ethical judgment rather
than of physical necessity. Tbey ought
to get and give more enjoyment in life.
They ought to do less for self and more
for others. Tbey ought to live more ln
books aud more lu tbe open and less
at tbelr desks and realize better health
and longer lives as a result. More and
more culture In ull its forms is exercising a growing Influence, which must
manliest Itself iu lessened effort along
the lines of money getting and tbe devotion of more time on tbe part of our
business men to tbe pursuits whlcb
naturally accompany fortified leisure.
Aristotle said. "The end of labor Is to
gain leisure," and Aristotle was a wise
man.—A. Borton Hepburn In Century,
Sleeping Car Trips.
"I have noticed one thing about
sleeping car journeys," be remarked,
"aud that is tbat I always sleep better coming home than I did going
away. Whatever rosy be the cause,
such is the case. Sometimes leaving
home 11 mau has worries or thoughts
tbat won't let him rest easily, and by
the time he finishes bis work In tbe
place he went to his mind bas swung
around all right again. It doesn't
make the slightest difference whether
I bave an upper or a lower berth when
1 make the trip away. Then 1 can't
sleep. On the contrary, I can sleep
anywhere  on   tbe   way   home."
His Worthless Son.
There lives on old negro truck former in Alabama wbo bus frequent occasion to reprove his childreu for their
lack of industry.
"Vo' suitinly Is a wutbless son," the
old fellow declared one day to his oldest. "It's a doggoned good thing fo'
yo" I ulu't a rich nigger!"
"What yo' tulkin' 'bout, pop?" asked
the son. "What yo' think yo' do den?"
"I'd dlsiuherit yo'! Oat's wbot 1 do!"
exclaimed the old man wrutbfully.—
Father (at supper tablet—Well, Johnny, bow did you get along at school
today? Johnny-Papa, my physiology
books says conversation at meals
should be of a pleasant character.
Let's talk about something else.
Musical Receptien.
Brown—What did your wife sty
ubout your being so late home tbe other night?
Jones-Nothing at all. She just sot
lown ot the piano and played "Tell
Me the Old, Old Story."
Preaching and Practice.
Ted—I hear he's giving a lecture on
'How to Live on 15 Cents a Day." Is
be doing well with It? Ned-Fine. I
met blm in a restaurant after tbe lecture, and be was eating a two dollar
Old fools ore more foolish than young
(nes.—La Rochefoucauld.
Shrewd Sohems,
Traveler in Parlor Car-Porter, tbal
map lo front will give you a quartet
for dusting him off, won't he?
"Well. I'll give you half a dollar tt
leave the dust on hint and not brush li
off on to me."—Bomervllle Journal.
•Just 80.
Whjn In an elevator man
Removes bis hat, ha has an air
Of conscious merit lo tha eean
He makee of all tha ladles there,
lie beams with modest pride, aa thougt
He fain would apeak unto them thus:
"I'm sure that In your hearts you knoa
1 am a man who'a eblvalroua."
The Power of the Spirit In Helping to
Retain Life.
The |M.wer of the mind over the
body, as demonstrated iu all forms of
fultb healing, wus recognized In tbe
seventeenth century by Richelieu's
physician, Cltols. Summoned to attend bis master's constant fits of depression, Cltols would solemnly coll
for a sheet of paper on which to write
a prescription, and almost Invariably
after his departure tbe prescription
would prove to consist of tbe words
"One dram of Bolsrobert," Bolsrobert
being a poet of small talent, but possessed of high spirits and wit. In
those days, when the common remedy
was bleeding, wben It Is known tbat
Vulture, tbe poet, was bled to death
und tbe Princess of Contl, suffering
from apoplexy, was beaten till sbe
died In the hope of rousing her from
her lethargy. It is no wonder thnt a
humane and a human physician like
Cltols should have been successful.
The famous frequenter of the French
salons, Fontenelle, Is. however, the
best example of the power of the spirit
In retaining life At the age of ninety-
five he fell when picking up a lady's
handkerchief and made the historic
remark, "Ah, que Je n'ul pns encore
lues quatre-vlngits ana." A.^ certain
callousness marked his determination
not to die, as on the occasion when, a
friend dying beside blm at the table,
he requested his man to remove him
and continued his conversation. He
managed, nevertheless, lo survive to
within a month of his hundred years
and tben complained that be would
have lasted much longer bad not the
outbreak of war "put a stop to pleasant conversation."—London Chronicle.
Tea Flowers and the Way They Are
Gathered In China.
Early writers speak of tea as having two varieties. One, Tbea boheo,
they supposed to be the source of tbe
block and the other, Tbea vlrldls, of
Ihe green tea. Hut Robert Fortune
established the fact ln 1843 that while
these two varieties existed, black and
green were made Indifferently from
The lea flower Is small, single, white
and has no smell. Tbe seeds are three
small nuts, like Alberts, and bave an
oily nnd hitter taste. The leaves only
are used. Only the young leaves are
gathered, aud the younger and tenderer
I hey are the better. They are collected wben the plant Is three years old.
the process being continued year after
year until tbe bush becomes weak and
diseased, wben It Is pulled np to give
place to n new shoot
ln China there are about three
props annually, the first being gathered as soon us the leaves break in tbe
spring. April to May. and tbe latter
os new "flushes" (budsi are made by
the 'limits which have been stripped
of tbelr earlier foliage, this harvest
beginning In June or July and lasting
is late as September or October.
An almond eyed oriental, Lo Yu, the
earliest Chinese writer, pronounces
tbls euloglum on tea:
"it tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and
relieves fatigue, awakens 'thought and
prevents drowsiness, lightens and refreshes the body and clears the perceptive faculties."—New York World.
OM Warship Has Lain Under Water
for 149 Years.
After lying at the bottom of the sea
undisturbed for a century and a half,
oue of the guns of H M.S. Ramillies,
which was wrecked near Bolt Tail on
the south coast of Devon, has beeen
In March last the French steam
trawler L'Aigle was wrecked in a gale
close under'Bolt Tail. Salvage operations are at present in progress upon
her, end this week, while engaged in
salving the boilers of L'Aigle, a diver
of the salvage steamer Mallard discovered beneath the sunken trawler
the remains of an older vessel. Investigation proved these remains to
be undoubtedly those of the Ramillies,
whose loss with over 700 lives was one
of the greatest disasters in time of
peace in the annals of the British
Carefully exploring the sea bottom
in the vicinity the diver found scores
of guns and hundreds of round shot
partly embedded in sand and in-
crusted with rock and rust. It was
decided to salve one of the guns, and
this was successfully accomplished.
The gun, which has been brought to
the surface is of iron, 9 feet long, with
u 4-inch bore.
One side of the weapon has been
worn away with the action of pebbles
and shingle washed over it by the
tide to such an extent that at the
muzzle the thickness of iron is very
little, and for its whole length the
metal has the appearance of being
gradually filed away. Even the trunnions which originally took its weight
on the gun-carriage have been worn
to spikes,
- The remains of the Ramillies lie
among huge boulders in six fathoms
of water, but a great deal of the metal,
which lies about in profusion, has
become incrusted to the rocka.
The Ramillies, a 74-gun ship, while
making for Plymouth during a severe
gale on Feb. 15, 1760, mistook Bolt
Tail for Ram's Head, a headland
marking the entrance to Plymouth
Sound. Getting too close in shore, she
became embayed, and was obliged to
anchor. Gradually she was driven
ashore by the gale, and, striking tho
rock, was pounded to pieces by the
fury of the waves.
Of Vi sou's on board only 25 men
and a midshipman were saved. Tradition has it that one of the crew
warned the captain that the ship was
in Bigbury Bay, but was put in irons
for what was regarded as an act ot
Viscount Bury Recently Wed In England a Descendant of Sir Allan.
Canadians   have   much   reason   to
be interested in a wedding, which was
recently one of the notable features
of high social events in England. This
was the wedding of Lady Myee Car-
rington   and   Viscount   Bury,   which
j took place at St. Margaret's Church,
Westminster,   and   was   attended   by
The Fox and the Hen.
A Fox. having crept into an outhouse, looked iii> und down for something to eut nnd ut lust spied o Hen
sitting upon n perch so high that be
cculd by no menus come to her. He
therefore hud recourse to an old
stratagem. "Dear cousin." he sold to
her. "how do you do? I heard that you
were III and kept at home. I could
not rest therefore, till I hud come to
see you I'ruy let me feel your pulse.
Indeed, you do not look well ot oil,"
Ue was running on lu this impudent
manner wheu Ihe Hen answered him
from the roost: "Truly, dear Reynard,
you are In ihe right. I was seldom lu
more danger thun I am now. Pray
excuse my coming down. 1 am sure
I should catch my death." Tbe Fox,
finding himself foiled, made off and
tried bis luck elsewhere. -Aesop.
Sell Evident.
One of the dangers of a little knowledge Is thul Its possessor rarely estimates It at Its true value Ignorance,
It has been suld. bestows ber choicest
gifts on those who value ber least.
A conceited undergraduate once sold
to his teacher that be feared be bad
rather a contempt for Plato.
"1 um afraid. Mr. Johnson," replied
the teacher, "thut your contempt has
uot been bred by familiarity.'
The Attraction.
"Ynu say you are In love wltb Miss
"I sure am."
"But I can't see anything attractive
about ber."
"Neither ran I see It. Rut It's In
the bunk, all right."—Cleveland Leader.
A Relief From School.
Johnny—Hoontyl Tommy-Whot yer
so happy about? Johnny—I don't
huftrr go to school today. Tommy—
Chee, y're lucky! W'y dontcber?
Johnny- I gotta go to lb' dentist's un'
have three teetb pulled!—Exchange
Prodding Him.
Marie—But If you love Tom why do'
yon go about with Jack? Madge-
Well, you see, Tom Is rather slow, and
I'm using Jock as a pacemaker for
The greatest tattle-tole In the world
Is a woman's age when It beglus to
tell on her.-Philadelphia Record.
Rotten Row.
The name of "Rotten row" In Hyds
park, London, Is derived from "route
du roi," or "king's drive."
8ome Day.
In every clime
There'll be a time
When wars shall be no mora
And when. Instead
Uf lists ot dead
On battlefields galore,
Mankind shall read
Of nobler need
Than eheddlng human gore-
When men will cry.
With kindling eye:
"Game over? What's the scorer
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
and Princes9 Victoria and a host of
distinguished members of the British
Peerage. Viscount Bury is himself
well-known to a number of Canadians,
having been for two or three years
an aide-de-camp to Earl Grey at Ottawa. In this capacity he was a familiar figure at the Capital, and made
many friends. But he hag still other
claims to attention in his descent
from a great Canadian of early days,
Sir Allan McNab. This Prime Minis-
ter and soldier of pioneer times has
won for himself a very high place in
Canadian history, and it should be
for any man a passport to the favor of
all Canadians that he can trace his
descent from one who has done so
muoh to make Canada what she is today. Sir Allan McNab lived in stirring times and he did a great work
in the defence and development of
the country. 1
A Curb on Ouriosity.
Sir George Reed, once Prernier of
Australia, was once making a campaign of the strenuous variety through
the provinces, and it was announced
when he spoke at Ballarat, the town
made* famous in one of Conan Doyle's
detective stories, that when he got
through speaking he would be ready
to answer any questions put to him.
When the speaking was over a fellow in the front row rose and put to
the Premier an interrogation that was
a sockdolager. It was one that couldn't
be evaded or satisfactorily answered.
At this critical juncture, as the historians say, one of the partisans of
Sir George, who happened to be sitting by the questioner, leaped to his
feet and smote the latter upon tha
jaw, knocking him down and but.
"Is th* re tny other gintleman that
would liie t> ask a question?" said
the chairman, one Finnerty by name.
There was not. Sir George, as
might have been expected, won his
campaign without having to make
many answers to embarrassing questions.
Boiagsrous Prelude to Marriages In Old
They love music in Kothenburg, and
it is an Incident of most fuuctlons,
public und private. Iu front of tbe
mtlilinus, when wedding formalities
me going on Inside, hired musicians
loudly drum and trumpet, whereat the
people come running from all directions, for o wedding Is not carried on
with the quietness wblcb would please
(he shy and retiring. Marriage is a
-sacrament neilber lightly nor secretly
entered Into.
On the night liefore the wedding It
Is considered de regueur to hurl old
lmts uud pans against tbe bouse of tbe
bride with boisterous good wishes, aud
without these delicate attentions a
bride would really feel slighted. Her
two best friends wait upon ber during
the din nnd give her o wreath and a
veil and some verses composed In her
honor, and tbat ibe verses ore curiously like those offered to brides ln
the past, except for necessory change
of name. Is not at all a drawback.
Weddings nre usually on Tuesdays,
and they take from 7 o'clock In tbe
morning till 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Including the time at the town
hall. At the home there will likely
be u play given In which are set forth
tbe supposed foibles of tbe bride and
groom, and some friend, masquerading as a gypsy, will come ln and give
whatever kind of prophecy best accords with his wits.—Robert Shackle-
ton ln Harper's Magazine.
The Tortilla le Their Bread—Frijolaa
Are Boiled Beans.
The tortilla is tbe ancient Indian
bread of Mexico. Its only constituent
is Indian corn (muizei. which the women souk io limewoter until the kernels nre ut ibe point of burstlug, tben
wash thoroughly until It is free from
lime, when tbey grind it by rubbing it
on 11 large block of stone, especially
cut for the purpose, witb a smaller
stone whlcb tbey bold In their bands.
Tbe operation looks very mucb like
rubbing clothes ou a washboard and
Is a laborious and tedious one. Tbe
lime renders the corn dough adhesive,
like wheat flour dough, nud tt is easily
patted between the bauds luto cakes
the size and shape of an ordinary grld-
dlecake and Is baked upon a thin
stone griddle. Though uo salt or
leaven Is added, fresh tortillas are exceedingly pulutuMe.
The one otber food mainstay Is frl-
Joles—ordinary beans. They are boiled
to a mush and with a liberal quantity
of lard nre warmed as required in a
flat earthen dish tbat answers for a
frying pun. The very poor people do
not always bare tbe luxury of frljoles
and when tbey do bave tbem cannot
always   afford   the   lard,-
Its Effect en the  Tip ef a  Vivacious
Woman's Nose.
"Isn't It  terrible."  said  the society
woman, "what a liny ihiug can prove
a tragedy to poor, sell  taunting mankind!    A speck almost iuvisib1e In the
eye of au athlete may diseuipower bim
utterly and render him as helpless as
' a  baby.    And a  lost hairpin  or tbe
breaking of a  buckle may transform
ibe most smartly groomed woman into
an object of amusement to all observ-
I ers.
j    "At a dinner 1 attended not long ago
a  limy sitting op|Hislte me lolged ln
.some   Inexplttlnable   manner  a   large
crumb of bread directly on the end of
her  nose  without   Doing conscious of
the fact, and there li    .-inclined.    The
ludicrous effect wus be .end the power
eef   words   tc)   describe   or   of   human
risibles to resist.    She i- an extremely
vivacious woman, gen      >\* with smiles
; and   little  bows   mid ions   of   her
head, and us she ■■ li      .1 gayly with
: those about  her il   w nposslble for
! ns  to  restrain   our   u  -eemly   mirth.
1 Naturally she Ibougbl    his was caused
1 by her remarks, an I Khe continued to
! toss off jests with 11 llfe'iisome air.  We
: were all  In  agony,   bin   no one  sum-
j moned courage to tell her. each of us
j preferring to leave th 1 kindly net to
I another.    After a time she addressed
a   remark   to   her   husband,   wbo  sat
! next   to her  and   had   been  devoting
himself lo the lady at his other side.
lie turned to look at his wife, and In
an Instant a clever touch of his nap,
kin removed Ihe distorting fragment,
but I can uever forget It as long as I
Odd Death Certificates.
Certificates of death ure not documents where one usuully seeks for humor, but there Is frequently to be
fouud ln them much of the unconscious
variety. Here, for Instance, Is how
the cause of death is stated In tbe case
of a laborer:
"Died from Injuries received through
a bull accidentally kneeling on his
The consideration shown for the feelings of the bull Is a fine touch and
suggests grave questions on the moral
responsibility of the lower animals.
Again, n mun Is stated to have "died
from the effects of Injuries received
after being run over by a railway
train In motion owing to 0 misunderstanding between deceased and on
engine driver." Tbls description of a
rather ordinary railway casualty Is excellent.—London Express.
Sensitive Tobacco Plants.
In Cuba the best tobacco comes from
one strip of hind only, the slopes of a
certain river, and even there a north
wind may ruin the crop. Tobacco Is
the most sensitive plant we know of.
The smallest thing affects its flavor.
Plant Virginia tobacco In Germany,
nnd the result Is 11 better tobacco, but
It Is German tobacco, not Virginian.
In north Borneo they produce the most
delicate nnd sliky leaves that ever
were seen, but Ihe tobacco lacks character and taste. Send Havana seeds
to the Philippines, and ynu merely produce   a   superior   Manila.
Homemade  Names.
"Tlfflt little girl." remarked the
druggist to the doctor, "was Just In for
10 cents' worth of tincture of benzine.
Hut I've had it before nnd gave her
"That wns easy." answered the doctor. "This morning on a diphtheria
case the woman wunted to know If 1
administered antitoxin with an epidemic syringe."
Just the Opposite.
•'When I first met you.'' cried tho
woman who had been married for her
money, "you occupied 11 low. menial
posliloii, but now, thanks to mc, your
"Is n hymeneal one." her husband
Brain Troubles Increase.
A famous German doctor says that
in most European and American
cities nerve and brain troubles are
constantly increasing, owing to the
strenuous business and social  lifdt,
A Reflection.
"To my annoyance," she sold, "I
found he had a lock of my bair. How
he got It I can't Imagine."
The older girl smiled oddly.
"When you were out of the room,
perhaps?"    she    hazarded.
Just the Opposite.
"You are a poor young man?"
"I nm."
"Then whnt you want hi a thrifty
(economical wife."
"Not at ill. What I want Is • rich
dberal wlf/ "
Hint to the Losing Team.
"I thought I hey bud to mind the umpire."
"They do."
"But he t.-td tic em to p'ay ball.*
River Water.
Row river water should be stored
antecedent to filtration tor thirty days.
In tbe opinion of Dr. A. C. Houston,
director of water examinations, Lon-
dou. Storage reduces tbe number of
bacteria of all sorts and If sufficient-
ly prolonged devitalizes Ihe microbes
of water borne diseases (typhoid
bacillus and cholera  virus). [
Good Advice.
"Started In business, eh?"
"Tes; I have opened up Id a modest
"Well, dou't be too modest Advertise  what you've got'^	
Well Done. |
If a thing le worth doing
It le worth dome well.
So all of the great poets
And philosophers tell.
Now. lust log your mem'ry !
And upon the past dwell.
Whenever you've been done, sir.
Haven t you been done well?
-Boston Here*.
His 8olemn, Laborious Hop and Hla
Stone Lined Nest.
The penguin does not fly—he hops,
balancing himself by his flippers, or
rudimentary wings. He Is about two
feet tall, In some cases, however, reaching near'y four feet, aud he has s Solemn and heavy style of hop which Is
Immensely funny lo lock ut. It Is not
a hit of fun for the penguin, though,
for when the lee Is rotmh. as It almost
always Is. bis webbed, clumsy feet
soon become raw and bleeding. Whenever he reaches a snow slope he drops
down and toboggans, urging himself
on with his flippers, hut for the most
part be hops laboriously mile after
mile when tbe nesting season comes,
seeking a home that satisfies penguin
A penguin Is mnde of sterner stuff
than to need soft lining for a nest. A
henp of irregular stones around a depression scratched lu the ground Is sll
thnt each pair asks for. Some pen-
trulns are Industrious and collect stones
all day. Others are lazy and steel
theirs whenever a worker's broafl
black back Is turned. It Is a trifle
hard to escape wltb the plunder, for
a slow waddle Is tbe best tbe thief can
do. But tbe owner cannot pursue any
faster, and the chase Is very funny
to see. Sometimes the thief Is aver
taken, and In that rase there is a
lively fight while a third penguin, lln
gerlng near, usually hears away the
coveted stoue while tbe fight Is on.—
Knew When to Stop.
The shrewd lawyer knows when to
stop questioning, and none Is mere
shrewd than tbe one who, conducting
a case of bribery, questioned a man
the other day wbo is rated high In tbe
business world.
"Have you yourself ever refused a
bribeV" he asked.
"No, hut"-
1 "That Is all," said tbe lawyer.
At a Inter time he was asked why he
bud dismissed the witness so soon.
"Becuuse," he replied, "I knew by
tbe 'but' that he was going to tell me
no one bud ever attempted to bribe
Mrs. Brown and Her Experience With
a Newapaper Reporter.
"Are you Mrs. Brown?" asked tbe
"Yes," replied tbe lady, wbo was
holding herself ln readiness to slam
the door ln his face if be attempted to
"1 have been sent out to secure a
picture of you for publication ln the
Morning Bulletin. Have you a photograph of yourself that I may borrow?"
"Mercy! I like your effrontery. I
wouldn't think of permitting any palter to publish a picture of me."
"You are Mrs. William Henry Brown,
are you not?"
"Yes, but that makes no difference.
1 shall not let you huve a photograph.
I would be so mortified thut I could
never look any of my friends ln the
face again If u picture of me were
printed In a newspaper."
"1 um sorry you feel that way about
It. Of course If you object I suppose
we shall bare to get along without
tbe photograph. Your husband is the
William Henry Browu who has Just
been elected to the presidency of the
Rein and 8tlrrup Tlub, is he not?"
"No; that's another William Heury
Brown. Tbe papers are always getting us mixed, it's awfully provoking."
"Ob. I beg your pardon. In that case
It Is not your picture 1 want. We Intended to publish a group under the
head of 'Beautiful Wives of Prominent Clubmen.' 1 am sorry to bave
bothered you.    Good afternoon."
"There, that's Just my luck," she
ssld to herself when she bad picked up
ber popular novel again. "1 do wish
my husband bad tbe gumption to get
elected president of something. And
those last photographs I got make me
look so young tool"—Chicago Record-
Not Mistaken.
"1  don't  believe,"  angrily  declared
tbe  would  be contributor,  "that you
ever  rend  my  poem.    It didn't look
j when It came back to me as If It bad
t even been unfolded."
"Let me see the postmark on the en-
\ velope,"    replied    the    editor.    "Yes.
I There, you Bee, it was mailed bock to
you on the 10th.   1 must bore read It
for I remember clearly that 1 was sick
on the 11th."—Smart Set
Did You  Ever Notice?
Stuhb—Yes. as tbey rime from opposite directions  1   beaid each   woman
i murmur to herself, "The lest person
In tbe world I wanted to meet."
Penn—Then  1  suppose tbey  passed
i an without speaking?
Stubb-Ob, po. Tbey nfopped and
kissed and each Inquired about the
other's baby.—nt Louis Republic.
Not Necessary.
"Does a man wbo steers a boat hove
necessarily to le a man of determined
"Goodness gracious, nol Whatever
put such an Idea Into your bend?"
"Nothing, only 1 thought from bis
location on the boot be wouid bsve to
be s man of stern purpose.''—Baltimore American.
Compensation For Injury.
Compensation for injury In tbe middle ages was In its lufancy. Tbe volume 01 the accounts of the lord high
treasurer of Scotland. Just published,
tells Incidentally of payments mude to
sufferers In the siege of Glasgow In
lot I. To u carter who lost his horse
*?2f, wns paid, but 110.Mi sufficed for a
woman whose husband wus killed, a
like sum being given to the owuers of
two broken drums.
Circumstsncce Alter Cases.
"I tbougbt you said May Nageget bad
married a good natured man?"
"So sbe did."
"Nonsense! 1 met him yesterday,
and he's a grouch."
"Well, he's bt*en married to May for
nearly four months now, you know."—
Catholic Standard and Times.
flood Ides.
Tbe Mistress—Mary Ann, you get up
an hour before we do, but you don't
seem to accomplish anything In tbat
time. Isn't there something you
might do lo tbot hour?"
Tbe Moid—Ycssum. I molght make
th' beds.—Cleveland Leader.
A Safe Ruls.
"Is one apt 10 get bruised In learning to ride the bicycle?"
"Not If you make It a rule to stop
when Ibe bicycle stops."
"What do you mean?"
"Soii-e riders keep ou going."
A Boorrcrang.
"Sbe broke him <>f smoking so tbst
he could save money."
"And did he save money?"
"Yes. he got so Interested In soring
111011(7 that he broke off their engage-
incut so thut be could save still mure."
A Her I Task.
'To you think a woman could be a
satisfactory Juror?*
"Mrs. Alllngbom claims tbat her bus-
band is 0 very highly educated men."
"She's right Ue got his education
In a business college that bad quarters
on tbe nineteenth floor of a skyscraper."
On Silver Lakes,
"Ah, darling, ssy that you will drift
No.  Shed have to agree with elev-   down the stream of life with me ln my
en   men.  and   she   hasn't   learned  to   ",,le ennoe!"
agree   with   oue   pet*
"now ore you feeling?"
"Poorly. I think I will change doctors."
"Isn't the one you have helping
"Yes; he Is doing whnt be can, but
I thought It would lie no more than
fair to distribute my debts around."
"Make It a steam yacht, dear, nnd
I'll say yes!"-8t Louis I'ost Dispatch.
"They sny Miss Screacber Is s beau-
j tlful singer."
"It's s good tblng she Is, for no one
. would listen to tbe noise she mskes if
j she weren't"-Princeton Tiger.
The Tailor's Boy.
"His need Is pressing."
"Hard up. eh?"
"No. not that."
"Then what?"
"Mussed up"
His Top Teeth.
Howard, four years of age, bit bis
lip for the first time and ran to his
mother, crying. '"Oh, mother, my top
teeth stepped 00 my facel" — Circle
Too Previous.
"Jones Is ,i (piUter."
"Oh, no; be Isn't."
"Hut I know him."
"How cun  he be?   He quits before
lie begins."
Nothing Unusual.
"He has learned to love another."
"Are you surprised?"
"Yes: aren't you?"
"No; he always was on opt student"
Reedy For Them.
Friend-Now,  If I  were building a
' house I'd—
Owner — Step   around   tbe   corner,
' please, and you'll And a bouse I'm put-
j ting up to carry out the Ideas of my
j friends.   This Is tbe one I'm building
to suit myself.—Judge's Library.
Kick Coming.
Game   Dealer-Whot:    Five
for tbls miserable little bare?
Paul tbe Poacher-Yes. You must re
member tbe smaller it Is tbe harder t
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The New Easter.
Easter approaches arid aside
from its character as a religious festival, it is significant in
tho feminine mind of spring
millinery. Miss Vanity finds
Easter much to her liking, for,
while tin? church goers are
thinking of the religious import
she is regaling herself in her
new dress and bonnet. The
great gown of radiance and
splendor is hooked in the hack.
Miss Vanity takes a deep breath
and pulls hard. The atrocious
deed of squeezing a natural 20
waist into an unnatural 19 inch
gown is accomplished. The collar is choking. What matters?
The hat that looks like a bee
hive, with great ceremony is
securely anchored to a Psyche
knot that is transferable. Miss
Vanity is in full uniform. After
drawing on her gloves she
sails forth to church, the happiest woman in all Christendom, feeling so swollen with
bonnet glory that she walked
boldly to the very front pew
where all might see the splendor of her top piece and she
stood up first of all find sat
down last and walked the longer way home, and then sat in
state on the front porch. Does
she hear the church service?
Not a word. She is wondering
if the back hooks are showing
and if the 18 inch waist will
produce immediate death or
slow destruction. But she is
happy. Whether or not she is
comfortable is a different and
less pleasant matter.
Certainly the new Easter is
a strong contrast to the old.
We know that things do move,
but what's the use of their
When tlie New World says
a $5,000 aeroplane can put an
$18,000,000 Dreadnought out of
business by dropping an explosive upon it where does the
value of building Dreadnoughts
come in? This is for some of
the deep sea lawyers, who are
discussing the naval question
at Ottawa,—Calgary News.
Slick Gentlemen Proceeded To Do Up
The Residents of Sunny Alberta
The day of the "Gold Brick
man is not passed, and the
people of the wide awake
West are the victims of the
green goods man again. The
gag was apparently a good one,
and the so called Charles Roe,
of Spokane, was a pretty
smooth guy alright.
He came into Lethbridge a
short time ago, and got cards
printed "Charles Roe, Collins
Wireless telephone stock", and
then started out on a crusade.
Apparently he didn't do a rushing trade, but managed to make
a sale of ninety dollars worth
of stock. He, however, considered it would be better to pull
out to better grazing grounds
and bit for Claresholm. There
he started in business on a
large scale.
Ho set up a couple of instruments in the hotel to give practical demonstrations and had
the Claresholmites going when
the Mounted Police there received a complaint from this
city, stating that money for
stock on the Collins Wireless
telephone Co. had been collected and the stock had
not been delivered. The inspector there went to the "con"
man and demanded the license
under the ordinance for selling
stock, where he had received
the privilege of disposing of
the Collins Wireless. Mr. Roe
was found lacking, and in a
strange absentminded manner
left town, leaving his instruments behind.
On Monday J. O'Connor,
of Portland, arrived in Claresholm on the trail of Roe. He
represented the head oflice and
was sent out to trace Roe's
operations as demands had
been made for the delivery of
stock. Needless to say Mr. Roe
omitted to send in the money
and the complaints were the
first intimations of trouble.
Mr. O'Connor paid small obligations created by Roe here
and is understood the company
will deliver the stock.—Lethbridge Herald.
A Glorious Land
British Columbia has an area
of 252,800,000 acres, of which
182,000,000 are forest and woodland. The whole of the province south of 52 degrees, and
east of the Coast range is a
grazing country up to 3,500 feet,
where irrigation is possible. Its
trade has increased by over
nineteen million dollars in four
years, whilst its mines have
produced no less than three
hundred million dollars. The
British Columbia forests produce annually over twelve
million dollars, and the farms
and orchards over seven millions. Millions of acres of paper
making materials are undeveloped, while the coal deposits
are the largest in  the world—
The Vancouver Mania
A regretable feature of the
real estate boom is that it is
crippling industry and development in the province. The boom
has degenerated into a wild
and reckless gambling which
has assumed colossal proportions, and the end of which
will be the further enrichment
of a few rich men, while it will
bring ruin to thousands, just
as happened in the real estate
booms of Toronto and Winnipeg some years ago. An undeveloped province can no more:
support a great city in the
throes of a boom tlian the
human will can control the
tide in Burrad inlet. The Vancouver boom recalls the South
Sea Bubble, the bursting of
which was attended with
such 'disastrous results, and
thinking men everywhere look
forward with dread to the end
of the Vancouver boom which
must come sooner or later.
Better far if the money wasted
in the Vancouver boom were
diverted to the development of
the resources of the province,
establishing a sound basis on
which to build a great city.—
Revelstoke Mail-Herald.
Gambling is prohibited in
the Boundary towns, so the
people are betting their money iThe Kootenay coal fields alone
upon coast real estate. Wlit-ii; beinK capable of yielding ten
the bump comes how the tears j million tons a year for seven
will flow and brimstone mingle j thousand years. There are im-
with the   ozone.    -Greenwood mense deposits of iron ore, and
Lethbridge concluded a five
day's Y. M. C. A. campaign Monday night for $50,000 with results in so far of over $55,000.
The city is most enthusiastic
and the result is the most wonderful Y. M. C. A. campaign in
a city of its size in Canada.
the area of standing timber is
easily the largest and most
compact in America, whilst as
regards wheat lands thero are
no less than ten million acres.
British Columbia produces over
two million dollars worth of
butter annually, aud imports
four million pounds, and two
million dollars worth of eggs
and poultry. Her fruit is the
It is reported that herrings j fine8t fo the world, and she has
are plentiful at Prince^ Rupert [ won th„ highest awards at exhibitions in Great Britain, East-
that a boat can be filled in a
short time with a scoop shovel
The suckers will arrive latter.
The C. P. R. Irrigation company announce they will spend
$12,000,000 extending their irrigation system between Calgary
and Medicine Hat.
Some men's ways of flattering themselves is to exaggerate
the cleverness of those who
cheat them.
Spokane's latest enterprise is
to build a huge sanitorium at
Medical Lake.
Berlin has a lady police magistrate, Fraulein Margaret Ditt-
Cheer up! Commander Perry
may yet rival Dr. Cook as a
erii   Canada
and   the   United
Another Railway
Mike King, a well known
timber man and capitalist of
Victoria, will shortly leave the
Capitol City for Prince Rupert
with a view to arranging for
surveys of a railway between
the Northern metropolis and
Port Simpson. At the last
session of the provincial legislature Mr. King secured a charter for a railway between the
two points, a distance of twenty
odd miles. In view of the possible lumbering interest and
the mining development on Observatory Inlet, Port Simpson
would once again have a lease
of life with the advent of the
"iron horse," as it is the nearest
to the mines of the Inlet-
Stewart Miner.
Return of Tumbo
He's coming back from the
jungles dark, with the skins of
beasts he shot; the kangaroo
and the basking shark, and the
deadly hippopot; he's coming
back to his native land,—we
hope he will come in haste,
with an alligator in either
hand, and a snake around his
waist. O, we miss him sore as
the days go by, and the weeks,
so devoid of stir; for no one is
making the feathers fly, or fill
ing the air with fur; the coun
try lingers in Peace's lap, to the
boring of living men, but may
be there'll be an old time scrap,
when Tumbo is home again!
Perhaps there will be a sick'-
ning thud, and a chorus of
grunts and groans; perchance
there will be a shower of blood,
and the sound of cracking
bones; so hasten back from the
jungles dim; to a land that is
tired of peace; we long and
long for the battle hymu, and
the thud and the elbow grease!
O hasten back from the rhino's
haunt, and the lair of the fierce
giraffe, from the trysting tree
of the elephaunt, and the den
of the bison calf, to the land
that mourns for your martial
zeal, to a land that is red with
rust; we know that Tumbo will
make things squeal, and stir up
a row or bust.—Walt Mason.
Where Every Drop Counts
In the Yakima valley, Washington, where the big apples
are grown, and bearing orchards sell at one thousand
dollars an acre, rain is scarce.
Irrigation is practised everywhere. But now and then
during the growing season a
light rain will fall for a few
minutes. These rains are highly prized, for irrigating water
measured closely, and served
to each user in proportion to
his acreage.
Last summer a fruit-grower
who owns forty acres of orchard
was rejoicing in one of these
precipitations of moisture
when one of his hired men en
tered the house.
"Why don't you stay in out of
the rain?" inquired the fruit
"Oh, that's all right." replied
the man. "A little dew like
that doesn't bother me a bit;
I can work right along just the
"That isn't the point!" exclaimed the rancher. "Next
time it rains, you come into
the house. I want that water
on the land!"
Geo. Ham Talks on Immigration
"Winnipeg, and the west are
growing marvellously," said
George H. Ham of the C. P. R.,
Montreal, who arrived last
week in Winnipeg. The Dominion government is doing great
work in the old country to
bring settlers to western Canada and the C. P. R. has never
ceased in its efforts to populate
the country since the early
"Perhaps one of the greatest
incentives for desirable families
to settle in the Canadian west
is that promulgated by Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, which practically gives British friends an
opportunity to obtain a ready
made home at the minimum of
cost and trouble. Fiom the reports received at the 0. P. R.
offices there will be a larger
immigration from Europe and
the United States this season
than this country has ever experienced. The great prosperity of the west is the best
advertisement for this land
that could possibly be obtained,
We all realize that in western
Canada there is more money to
be made in farming than in any
other part of America and
with the agencies at work there
should be no fear of the result."
During the next week
or two, our present stock
of Watson - Foster wall
paper must move out regardless of cost to make
room for our new spring
Staunton line.
In most cases we will
sell our present Watson-
Foster stock at less than
the actual cost of production. It will pay you to
anticipate your wall paper
$1 does the work of $2
Here is an example:
500 Single Rolls
Nice Patterns, while it lasts
Get in and save money
Near 0. P. R. Depot    Hosmer, B. C.
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For rates, etc.
apply to
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Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
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General Blacksmith
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All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
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Kootenay Restaurant
if, D. HONG, Prop.
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Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
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Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
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Long distance wire
is now ready for
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Meat Market i
Best line of Steaks,
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A number of
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Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
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Lewis Stockett,
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D. G. Wilson,
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
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Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
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He Didn't Want to Seize the Opportunity, but She Did.
[Copyright, 1909,  by AsMdated Literary
Press. J
"We've time enough yet to take a
look at tbe city from tbe top of tbe Securities building. It's wortb seeing,
you know."
Prudence should have vetoed the suggestion. For the longer half of tbe
blissful afternoon Viola had been aware
that Raymond's eyes were saying more
than they should and tbat their mute
eloquence was singularly sweet and
satisfying. Considering tbe fact tbat
she was as good as engaged to another
man, discretion counseled flight A
voice within, an authoritative voice,
ciitd out that at tbe best the day
would soon be over and urged ber to
make tbe most of it
Viola compromised. "Mr. Raymond
suggests our getting a view of the city
from tbe top of one of tbe skyscrapers," sbe said, turning to her out ol
town guests. "If you are not toe
tired"— And ber heart leaped at the
promptness ot tbelr protests.
She walked beside Raymond silently,
glad that be, too, seemed to bave nothing to say. Sbe was frightened to find
herself clinging so fiercely to tbe joy
of that afternoon together.. He bad
come upon them quite by accident, but
Viola knew tbat but for her be would
have lifted bis bat and gone his way.
Tbe gladness that leaped to ber eyes
at the sight of bim, the tremor ln tier
voice as she spoke his name, had
been bis undoing—and hers. Tbey bac
lunched and taken a drive along the
boulevards., Viola's country cousins
bad bad tlie time of tbelr lives. And
now tbe western sky was red, and tbe
time for saying goodby was near.
Tbey stood looking down upon the
city. Raymond, as In duty bound
pointed out the objects of Interest
Tbe .country cousins hung upon bit*
words and declared that they would
not have missed the sight for any-
tblng. As for Viola, she bad no eyes
for tbe crawling streets between the
steep cliffs of brick and stone nor foi
the crawling creatures far below. Bra
senly sbe feasted ber eyes upon him.
Be turned suddenly and looked intc
ber eyes, and bis own caught fire. A
moment later they were standing to
getber ln an angle of tbe roof, sheltered from tbe view of their compan
ions. The noise of the city below then
seemed far away.
Raymond broke tbe spell by a downward gesture. "I wish it were al)
"You mean tbe whole town? Wbai
greediness!" she laughed.
"So that I could give It all to you."
"Thank you, but I'm not ambitious
to be a plutocrat Of course one tnusi
have tbe things one Is used to. Poverty Is the worst of all."
"Is It?" His eyes challenged hers.
"Ob, don'tl You make It so bard fot
"You make It bard for yourself when
you fight against your heart"
"Ob, you don't understand, Phil. II
Isn't as If I bad only myself to think
"Do you ever give a thought to me?'
Sbe put ber bands over ber ears It
sudden tremor. If sbe listened longei
she was lost. "I must go," she said
hurriedly. "I've stayed longer than I
should, but It was so pleasant." Sbe
turned ln a panic and Bed across tbe
roof, and be followed slowly. Wben be.
overtook ber ber eyes were dilated. *
"They're gone!" she gasped.
"Why, Leonard and Bessie. What
could bave lndared tbem to go witboul
"I don't know, I'm sure. But the;
will be waiting for Ha below witboul
He tried tbe door, rattled tbe knot
sharply and met questioning ber gaze
witb a blank stare. "We're locked ii[
bere," be exclaimed. Tben as Viols
laughed hysterically be added in baste
"Don't be frightened. It will be very
easy to attract some cne's attention."
Half an hour later, flushed and dripping wltb perspiration as a result ol
his fruitless exertion, be acknowledged bis mistake. "Your cousins must
' bave thought we had gone down before tbem. But after tbey get home
and we fall to make our appearance It
will of course occur to somebody tbat
we're still up. bere. And the .only
tblng to do Is to resign' ourselves tc
wait wltb what patience we can muster." -. .
'' Sbe looked at blm reproachfully, but
be did not meet ber eyes. He sal
some distance from ber, staring moodi
ly at the roof.    Furtively Viola put
(back her veil and smoothed ber.balr.
Apparently ber appearance was to him
a matter ot complete indifference'.   He
, never turned his eyes.
( Her sense of resentment found voice
at last, "Are you going to sit here in
absolute silence?    Haven't you any-
. thing to say?"
1 "I have plenty to say. bpt I can't
say It without taking advantage of tbe
| A long silence; then Raymond fell,
tbe slipping of a small band down bis
sleeve "I rather tblnk, Phil," said s
tremulous voice, "tbat I want you to
take advantage of the situation.'' '    j
| Help was long In coming. As the
darkness fell Viola drew closer, and
ber hand stole Into bis of Its own accord.
It was a night without a star, and
for that reason it was the more Startling, when suddenly a blinding Illumination lit up tbe space where tbey sat.
Viola shrieked and bid her face on her
lover's shoulder.     '   •/  .;,     *■';-
"Only a searchlight dearest. Rather
itartllng on this pitch black night,
wasn't it?"
Viola blushed ln  his arms.    "Phil.
lo you suppose anybody-saw?" "
The young man' smiled.   "Perhaps."
io acknowledged.   "In fact, little girl,
( rather hope somebody did."
Fifteen or twenty minutes later tbe
sound of approaching footsteps told
ihem that release was at band. Raymond shouted. Tbere was a sound of
i key turning ln the lock. . A grinning
policeman and tbe watchman of tbe
wilding confronted tbem. Explanations were exchanged. Tbe elevator,
lad stopped running at 0 o'clock, and
tne two young people aescendea me
■ndless flights of stairs as blithely as
f tbey were walking on air. „	
Viola's borne was in an uproar. Tbe
itory brought by th,e country cousins
bad aroused grave suspicions, which
Viola's mother explained as she clung
to her daughter.
"It couldn't have happened at a more
unfortunate time. To begin wltb, Mr.
Pickering was annoyed. He makes
such   a   bobby   of   punctuality,   you
Quaint Ceremony of Naming London*!
Chief Executive Officer.
Candidates for the oflice ol Lord
Mayor must be aldermen of tbe City
of London who have already served
as sheriffs. On Michaelmas Day the
Lord  Mayor, sheriffs, aldermen, city
the   Guildhall,   where   a   nosegay
handed to each one of them.    They
know.   And then  when Leonard and    they*,  proceed  to  the   Church  of  St.
..„.,.   „..„.,„,,   „,,,.,....,, ,  ...... , wick.    Reared in the same county
officials,  and liverymen  assemble  at  City at th. Head of th. Great Lake.   King's—they set off to college togeth
il rt...*1   .11        11 *l        „_ _          i..   1 _. .. . . .A. _n •.*. „ nm.       U   ,♦ I.     _ _..„._        1, , . »     ,.»./..». ininn     r., .11 ntrt
They  Have Been at War Ever Since    Rev. G. R. B. Kinney Tells of the At-
They Went to College. —' -« "-- "■»'- eer-n-... •>   .
The  rivalry of those  bitter Parlia- I
mentary opponents, Hon. Win. Pugs-
ley  and  Hon.  tieo.  E.   Foster,  dates
back to  school  days   in  New  Bruus-
Bessie came In"—
Sbe raised ber bead from Viola's
shoulder nnd looked sharply at tbe
young man wbo hnd escorted her
daughter home. Raymond bore ber
scrutiny in silence. It was Viola wbo
prompted ber impatiently.
"Uo on, mamma. Wben Leonard and
Bessie came in"—
"It was, of course, entirely absurd,"
declared Viola's mother persistently,
addressing herself lo Raymond, "but
one must make allowances for a lover's natural Jealousy. Wben Leonard
and Bessie said that you had been
with tbem all afternoon and tbat you
and Viola bad suddenly disappeared
tbe poor man jumped to tbe conclusion
:hat you had—eloped."
Tbere was an Impressive silence,
which Viola Improved by removing
ber hat.
"Of, course we must explain at once."
Viola's mother continued. "Would It
be better for you to phone blm. Viola,
or will you send htm a note? Perhaps
you had belter phone blm and say you
are sending tbe note. You see. It Is important tbat tbe matter should be
cleared up without delay."
"I don't know tbat It's worth
Lawrence Jewry, where a sermon is
preached by the Lord Mayor's chaplain. In days of yore the Sacrament
also was administered.
Divine service over, the civic dignitaries return to the Guildhall and proceed to the "dais" in the great hall.
The electors having assembled, the
Common Crier commands all persons
present to uncover, and those who are   -~ ----- -g^- &om.m     wheat
UllO       __•*,  . .   A     Iw.1
Now Ha. a Vast Storage Capacity
and There Seem, to Be No Limit
to It. Growth—First El.vator Wa.
Built In 1883, and Only H.ld a
Half Million Bushel..
It is when the first ol the new
wheat crop arrives at the head of the
lakes, that Fort William's status in
the British Empire must, in at least
one respect, surpass that of any other
.    ■*.. ...       .        j :_ \ie(w.„,
not liverymen to leave the hall,
gentleman then makes an old-time
proclamation, beginning with the
thrice-repeated "Oyez!" stating for
what purpose the meeting has been
called. The proclamation having been
concluded, the Recorder informs the
electors that in order that their choice
of a Lord Mayor might be unfettered
the Lord Mayor and aldermen should
retire from the hall during the election.
These high officials having retired,
the Common Serjeant submits a nura
and as system of terminal elevators,
unsurpassed in this or any other
country, has caused Fort William s
fame to spread in districts where this
cereal is grown for a livelihood and
.......re.r.    ...MM,,,-    ,,.c     '"    those    *n   wl*ich    B    St*lk   °f   Whe?1
oTd«r?hat"he7r"ch<,ce   would be a source of wonderment
is scarcely forty years ago that there
was not sufficient wheat grown on the
North American continent to fill the
huge elevators now completed and under construction at the head of Canadian   lake   navigation.    Here,   where
er. both green, but promising country
youths. "1 first saw Mr. Pugsley on
the train going into college." said
Mr. Foster once.
They entered tlie University of New
Brunswick in the same freshmen
class and all through their academic
career, the fight for firstJionors was
between the two youths. They were
registered at different schools. Foster was head boy at one and Pugsley
at the other. They were yearly rivals
for scholarships, for debating, and for
all the  collegiate  honors.    For  three
cent of the "Big Fellow."
The interesting fact has just come
nut of the wilderness west of Edmonton that a distinguished party of
British Alpine climbers have at-1
tenepted to scale the icy summit of
Mrunt Robson, and have failed. Two
pi-ints stand out distinctly in the ,
?torj of this attempt, and this failure.
Ine first is that while they failed
tbey telt more than repaid for the
long journey just to have seen and j
to have stood in the presence of this
"King of the Rockies." The party
were twenty-four days reaching the
foot of the mountain from Edmonton. At John Swift's homestead on
the Upper Athabasca, Aug. 24, they
met Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, who had
"Cook'd" them. Kinney warned
tbem  that they were   too   late,   but
years Foster managed to nose out his they pushed on. On Sept. 7 they he-
opponent for honors, but in the final Ban the ascent. When they bad gone
year Pugsley took the highest honors, *\™y\ twj'™ ,h     j'?,,,,   „„„„»'
with Foster a close second.    It was "" '
with the class of lc9eS8, they were sent
ber of names to the livery, who the first little *.°°d«nnif'^t0' ™»
choose two, the names being after- constructed by the Canadian Pacific
wards conveyed to the Court of Alder-   Hallway 28 years ago. can be_ stored.
lorth by their alma mater, sheepskins under their arms,, to face the
Pugsley started studying law, Foster went into teaching. Later, the
two brilliant young graduates drifted
into politics, where their careers have
strangely criss-crossed, until now once
more are they rivals at Ottawa.
Hon. Geo. E. Foster is at present in
the   Want   on   a  lecture   tour.     It
men, who secretly vote for one or oth-   when the three elevators T^wfek.    seven years since the ex-Finance Min
er of the two names submitted. struction are completed a lew weeks   ,_..,_ L/_ u   _ „,__.   __A 1U_ ,..„ .,
Last year the names selected by the   hence, sufficient wheat to feed every
liverymen  were  those  of Sir George   man, woman and child in the uom-
Wyatt   Truscott.   alderman   and  sta-. inion for nearly a year
tioner. and Sir John Knill, alderman      Fort William's elevators, where the
i uoner, ana on jonii muu, ameiuici       —-   — - -.., ,    h    .
wlj„e   and goldsmith.    Sir George Truscott ripening crop of the jest wUKbe hous
.,    ■!'    was elected bv the-Court of Aldermen, ed while on its way to the markets oi
to make, -xplanatlons. mamma," she   ™ the rIK anZunced the fact the world,  are  not  only  numerous
MM.   "H is true 1 didn't have any In-   ™\£ \*™«*■* g^gg^.to the but a number of them are the most
tention of eloping; but, just tbe some,
-Xm^olng to marry Phil."
What Wearied Him.
A friend once asked an aged man
what caused blm to complain so often
it evejitlde of pain and weariness.
'Alas," replied be, "1 have every day
io much to do, I bave two falcons to
:ame. two bares to keep from running
lway, two bawks to manage, a ser-
jent to confine, a lion to chain and a
ilck man to tend and wait upon."
"Well, well," commented bis friend,
'you are busy indeed! But 1 didn't
enow tbat you bad anything to do witb
i menagerie. How, tben, do you make
:hat out?"
"Why," continued the old man, "listen. Two falcons are my eyes, whlcb
[ roust guard diligently; tbe two bares
ire my feet wblcb i must keep from
walking in the ways of Bin; the two
lawks are my bands, wblcb 1 must
Tain to work, that 1 may provide for
nyself and tbose dependent on me as
a-cM as for a needy friend occasionally;
.lie serpent is my tongue, wblcb I must
keep ever bridled lest It speak unseemly; tbe lion Is my heart, with
which I bave a continual fight lest
ivil things-come out of It, and tbe sick
nan Is my whole body, wblcb is always needing my watchfulness and
■are. All tbls dally wears out my
Breat hall modern that human skill can devise
The Town Clerk then calls on the With  nearly   a -million  (husheU   Ol
Lord Mayor-elect to "come forth and wheat pouring into Port WMamJaily
declare his- assent to take office."   Sir during the autumn months   nothing
George   Truscott  thereupon   accepted can deal  with  the  grain  traffic  Ibut
officerandaddresBedtheUverymen.as- the most efficient.and rapid systems
suring them of his intention to uphold during his year of office the dignity of his high position and to devote the best of his powers to the discharge of his duties.
of" caring for and disposing of the
wheat when it arrives. And it is the
necessity lor speed in handling thai
has developed the great elevator systems,  where there will  be available
•After hearty thanks were accorded   this fall a storage capacity oi W™'
to Sir John Bell, the outgoing Lord   imately   27,000.000i bushels. including
Mayor, for his work during his year
of office, the Common Hall dissolved
Archbishop   of   Canterbury   Built   I'
For Hi. Own Us.
the Canadian Northern elevator at
Port Arthur, or almost sufficient to
house one-third of the export wheat
grown in the broad fields of the western provinces last season. Like everything else in connection with the
grain trade of western Canada, ui-
I eluding   the   growing   oi  wheat,   the
I. _..       . _#      ^.ain      ha-ee(   (nff      (M
. „,  .... _„.. ' nresent svstem of  grain handling  is
The historic associations ol Adding- P *     . th  and represents
ton   in  Surrey   go back to the time one « 8raa       * Rh  the methods  of
of the Conquest.   In Domesday Book »]  wmPa8r        the same advance that
it is spoken of as Edintone; and one SSL hasT been in transportation and
oi   the  two  manors  which   it   then ,    veanin.
possessed,   known by the   name   oi •'*" * ft t ^   first elevator
Bardolphs   was   given by   the  Con- -    «™ft*%££ The O8pacity-500.000
querpr to his cook on condition that ^8\^wa7 consider J sufficient to
the latter presented a choice dish of ^X^'auTof the west for many
"hastias"   at   William's   coronation. ba"<fJ^81" The Crop of the foi-
This ceremony was re-enacted when, yea™ l0 come'    *  ,h.   r„jiwBv   com-
at the coronation oi George IV., the ^JftJJ^ £? possibMtie'Ht
lord  of the manor  presented a dish Pany B°™e '„■„",,„,*„, „nnH eon-
of pottage.     Other 'sovereigns   have the prairie P^mce* un.ier?9°9 ct°"
had connection with the place, nota- d'tions,   and  it   «1*"0«X   •W-J6'*  tw°
bly Henry VII., who frequently visit- more wooden houses to its equipment
ed,  if  not tenanted,  a hunting-lodge on the   banks  ol  thh«   Kaministiquia
here.   But it is the link with L See river,   these   *™n^l*™™ £
Had th. Effect.
"Yes," sbe said ln answer to something be bad said, "tbe old songs are
very beautiful."
"Beautiful!" he exclaimed enthusiastically. "Beautiful hardly describes
tbem. Tbey are—tbey arcs—well, compared wltb them tbe songs ot today
are trasb, tbe veriest trash."
'I agree wltb you, yet tbe old songs
sometimes contain sentiments that one
cannot wholly approve."
"1 tblnk you are mistaken."
"I will give you an Illustration. Tbere
Is John Howard Payne's 'Home, Sweet
Home,' for,lnstance. Vou surely do not /
agree wltb all the sentiments tt con-  .
of Canterbury that makes Addington
A, B and C, _ .. , , „
pacity of 4,300,000 bushels. The general principle upon which the elevators are built must remain the same,
the operation being one of merely
raising the grain by endless belts and
buckets to the highest portion of the
house, whence it is conveyed by carrying belts to any desired portion.
When it is desired to move the consents oi any particular bin, they are
i allowed to flow from the bottom upon
1 a similar set ol belts, and the grain
is carried again to the "legs," in
Which it is elevated and taken to another portion of the house or the
»hipping bins. . ■'
The modern elevators are built of
(3teel, reinlorced concrete or tile. The
first crude attempt at steel tank storage was made by the Canadian Pacific Railway when its iourth elevator,
D,  was  built,  consisting  ol  flat-hot-
ister has been West, and the trip is
as much a holiday as anything else.
Hon. Geo. E. had a great time meeting old friends. One of the most interesting meetings was that with Hon.
Hugh' John Macdonald, son of his old
chieftain. A busy two hours they had
of it talking over the old days and
the better days—for the Conservative
There was one interesting meeting
which was not on the books. Hon.
Robert Rogers had Mr. Foster in tow
and they ran into "Bob" Edwards,
editor of The Eye-Opener, that spicy
publication, which haB never had particularly pleasant things to say ol
Mr. Foster.
summit of this mighty monarch of
the hills, whose icy crown sits l,1,70tl
feet above tlie sea, the famous Swiss
L'uide, Moritz Inderbinen, turned to
the- man following him and whispered hoarsely, "Foehn," which is the
name of the warm wind of Switzerland, which compares with our
"Chinook." And lo there blew down
across the glacier the wind which
softens the snow and makes the going bad. In the Alps the "Foehn"
brings not only a thaw, but often an
avalanche and sometimes showers of
ice. Most of the climbers knew, and
better still they knew Moritz knew,
and they halted. Even as they" talked the storm broke over the crags
and the night fell before they could
escape the glacier over which they
were traveling. It was with great
difficulty that their made their way
back to the timber belt.
The second point referred to above
is the interesting lact that these British climbers did not doubt ior a
moment that Mr. Kinney had reached the summit. On the contrary
they accepted his statement and congratulated him heartily." P"rofessor
Coleman of Toronto has already called Mount Robson "One of the show
places of the world," and Mr. Hast-
I ,_  j •   .: _. *u~ l:_ u:n  „,„..,,.,
Prominent Ottawa Manufacturer and
Head of the E. B. Eddy Company
nf Hull Has Been For Many Years
Keenly Interested In Public Affair.—Started In Merchants' Bank
In 1870— Entered Eddy Co. In 1887.
William Horsley Rowley, president
of the E. B. Eddy Co., limited, of
Hull, unci one of the beat known citizens of the capital and the transpontine city, was recently selected as vice
president of the Canadian Manufacturer*' Association. For several years
our subject has been active in local
circles in connection with church
.>cerk, tlie Ottawa Board of Trade, the
('entral Canada Exhibition Association mid as head of one of the largest
and most Important manufacturing
establishments of its kind under the
"Mr, Foster, Mr. Edwards, editor of mg*s description ol the big hill seems
The Eye-Opener. Mr. Edwards, Mr. to corroborate Proi. Coleman's opin-
Foster," said'the Hon. Bob. [ion.
Mr. Foster gasped as he looked at | The British party was composed as
the mild-eyed man.   All he could get   follows: Geoffrey Hastings, Bradford
out was:
"So this is the man,"
and stared.
Prince., of Wale.' Kindliness Wa.
Misunderstood by th. Crowd.
A good many stories have been toid
concerning incidents which occurred
during the famous visit of tlie Prince
and   Princess   of   Wales   some   years
A. L. Mumm, London; L. S. Amery
of The London Times; his brother.
Capt. H. Amery, and Mr. Mumm's
Swiss guide, Moritz Inderbinen.
Speaking of the grandeur of Mount
Robson, Mr. Hastings said it was u
magnificent peak, the northerly face
of which was a trememdous precipice.
There was a great glacier on the
mountain, which he understood was
to be called "Kinney glacier," in
honor of Mr. Kinney. The river,
i   rrincess   oi   waies   some   yeuia   ---,----    -- ,       .-   . .,
ago.   One which has not.been much i g+g*^ .fc Yearns,
one of  which  flowed into  the  north
fork ol the Fraser river, and so into
worn by repetition is related in an
article in the October number of Tin-
Busy Man's Magazine, entitled "The
Protectors of Royalty in Canada," on
the work of Canada's secret Bervice.
At Sussex, N.B., when the royal
representatives were returning from
across the continent, it was a bitterly
cold  October day,  and  a  large  con-
the Pacific ocean, while tlie other
stream flowed into the Smoky river,
thence into the Peace river and so
into the Arctic ocean. On the north
side of the mountain there were two
glacial lakes formed by the melting
of the glacier. It was a scene of great
         * were
"Why not?" he asked warm.y. "Why ^nd Hs pala7e r^r^gAI _    —.      ,.      ,fflm fc   ,
not?" When in the reign of George III. ' tomed tanks, holding 1,500,000 bush
"Because," she said, glancing at the tne archiepiscopal residence at Croy- els, which gave ample storage but of-
:lock, which was marking tbe hour of don  had  fallen  into  decay "through lered no facilities ior handling with
11-"because there Is a line in that long neglect, the primate determined any degree ol speed.   ThiB Btyle was
song which saya •Tbere'a no place like to move his quarters further out and loon superseded by the more modern
"   Ton do not believe that, do away    from    the    rapidly-increasing lanks, with hopper bottoms on a con-
Tben he coughed a hollow cough and
arose and went silently out Into tbe
borough. Addington " was selected,
and a new palace built there in the
Palladian style. Here dwelt irom
this time a succession of archbishops,
including Dr, Maimers-Sutton, whom
George III. called upon in person,
and there and then appointed, to the
vacant primacy. Dr. Tait, the first
Scotchman to be preierred to the See
ol Canterbury, also lived here, and
is buried  in the  parish churchyard,
She I. »S 3.n.itiv*.
"I wish some persons weren't so all
fired sensitive and ready to see an Insult when.none Is Intended," remarked
the man wltb the troubled look, look- - - ,, . »■-■_- - .-
*• . _ »t— ..Kj„m loaf ni„ht i along with Archbishop Sumner. Arching for sympathy.   "Now. last night I ^    B(mgon ^ ^ ^ rf   his
got myself into an awkward flx Just line £ Uve at Addington paiace, and
trying to be agreeable and to please now we residence is in private hands,
everybody.    I  went to see a young      in  the days of its glory the  old
lady I think a great deal of—yes, I do place contained   many   treasures   in
think a great deal of ber, but 1 wish the way of historic jiaintings.    "'
sbe would be more 'sensible. Girl
friend of hers was there, and It was
her first visit since she'd sent a crazy
looking, good for nothing decorated
cup and saucer with scalloped edges
as a birtljdoy gift
"'When I was out shopping,' the
girl friend explained, 'and-snw that
cup and saucer I just thought of you,
Marguerite.' <..
"'How? Hand painted, Isn't It?'
"Now, the recipient's complexion Is
natural, as any one can see, and there
was no reason for ber to be so chilly
toward me tbe rest of the evening
Hang such sensitiveness!"—New York
  _,      The
little private chapel has some interesting examples ol fresco work, and
much may be said for the architectural beauties oi the structure. The
terraces and gardens are very delightfully laid out, and command a view
of the surrounding country, with the
little village church lying snugly in
the hollow.
A Regimental Kitchen.
The Royal Irish Fusiliers have a
complete traveling kitchen, constructed on simple yet very ingenious lines,
which cooks as it moves with the
troops on the march. Petroleum under pressure is the luel used. It
gives such an intense heat that hot
dinners ior 1,000 men can be cooked
in an hour, rendering the battalion
indifferent of the regulation supply oi
i wet wood tor field kitchens and enabling the men to be supplied with a
. much-appreciated bowl ol piping hot
soup immediately on reaching camp.
I Dog Fost.r. Rabbit..
' A iamily oi young rabbits are sharing the kennel oi a collie puppy at
Eucharoon, New South Wales. They
were unearthed from their burrow by
■'_    .. v   A Famour Hym.n;
"I heard the voice oi Jesus say,"
the finest and perhaps most loved ol
all Horatius llonar'a hymns, was written while the author was minister al
Kelso. His son tells how that he*
would take his notebook, and whilt
thinking out the lines of his hymn,
he would be busy with his pencil,
making little sketches all over tin
margin   of  the   page.    It  is  evident
from the manuscript that Dr. Bonar, ; a kangaroo dog, but a collie interven-
hke John Wesley, made use oi a kind | od andj driving the other dog off, car-
of shorthand, though in his case tho ried them to her kennel. There she
signs employed bear a strong likeness j -3 tending them  as carefully as  she
course was at the station, accompan- beau   «   Great  b,ockg   0,   jce    .
ied by the band   to greet the distin- con8tant]y  breaking ofl the  glacier's
guished party.   It was usual, as soon : tongue_ the crash being audible many
as the car door opened, for the musi- mile8 away     ,j>he   great   giacjer   on
cal bodies joining in the welcome to Mount  R0b9on  was  led  by   smaller
play the  National  Anthem.    All the giacjera   jrom   the   south,   west   and
persons on the platlorm of the royal ca9t
car, at the first notes ol the lamiliar
air, as well as all the male members
in  the  waiting   throngs,    invariably
stood with heads uncovered.   Just be- -.
lore  the  door  opened  on  this  occa- the. Canadian north are up ... an
*■'"-     the    ■£<•"*—   <*■«  w-1"*,   ever against   the   march    of    civ.lizati
Princess   of  Wales,  ever   **Kalnst
sion,    _
thoughtful of the comfort of thoso
about her, told the gentlemen that it
would be unwise Ior them to remove
their hats on the platlorm as, on account ol coming out oi a warm compartment to the chilly atmosphere ol
an October morning, there would be
danger of them contracting cold. Accordingly, when the band struck up
"God Save the King" they kept on
their headgear. As soon as the selection had been played a tall, lanky
countryman on
crowd yelled:
"Why don't them galoots on the
platlorm take off their hats? Don't
they know nuthin'?" And the assembly enjoyed a general laugh.
Trapper. Up Again.t It.
Trappere who live in the wilds of
which is gradually but Burely ruining
their business. Of course their protest is futile and the work of forming
new settlements still goes on but, at
least, one can sympathize with these
ballied sons of nature. The wonder
is that the situation has not become
more acute long ago and that their
business has continued profitable is
really remarkable.
History has repeated itself in this
ai in all other things. The advance
the "outskirts" oV'tiie e^ of civilization was years behind
a class of hardy trappers who earned
their livelihood in the solitude of the
forests by taking animals for their
fur9. As civilization advanced the
nun.be. of trappers became larger and
British flag. Thus, he has had widu
and varied experience in public affairs that eminently qualifies him tc
become a most important member oi
tlie executive of the Manufacturers
Association, and his selection by thai
body indicates the esteem in which
he is held by the big men of Canadian commerce.
Mr. Rcwley was born at Yarmouth,
N.S., in the early fifties and is the
eldest son of the late Lieut.-Col. Rowley. He began his business career ir,
1870, when he entered the services ol
the Merchants' Bank of Canada, and
he was for many years connected with
various branches of that big financial
institution. He was for a time stationed at Windsor and at Kingston,
and later at the local branch at Ottawa, and in November, 1880, he became manager of the Ottawa branch,
a position he held until the re-organization of the big E. B. Eddy firm
into a joint stock company in 1887,
when he accepted the position ol
secretary-treasurer of that concern.
He has proven himself a very shrewd
business man, energetic, systematic
and a clear thinker, and he has displayed an organizing and executive
ability of a high order. The success
of the Kddy company under his management has .been very marked and
it is to-day one of the most important manufacturing establishments in
Canada, transacting business from
tlie Atlantic to the Pacific as well as
in many foreign countries. In Ottawa, where Mr. Rowley has resided
for many years, he is held in the
highest esteem both in business and
social circles. Notwithstanding the
large demands upon his time, he finds
leisure to devote considerable of his
energy to promote almost every good
cause of philanthropic or other nature tending to the progress and development of the capital.
After the ceremony, as fhe princess the amount ol game diminished until
was bidding good-bye to the Mayor here was no longer a profit to be had
of Sussex, she humorously remarked:   from the business.
•Will you please tell your friend I The Hudson Bay Co preserved the
who made the observation, that I am rozen north of Canada lor half a cen-
responsible for the gentlemen on the >ury after Ue rest ol America had
carrot removing their hats." j«-_ttVonw^dta^ofthf
Studying Native Remain..
Prof. Montgomery of Toronto Uni
versity returned 'recently from the
West, having spent l.e summer collecting archaeological specimens for
the  university  museum.    For   many
years he has been carrying on  Held ,uturep     yVe   will" raise  them.     For
work in the prairie  states,  and pro- tarming   skunk farming, cat farming
vinces,  making special  study  of the ond tne hurldred and one other kinds
mounds and other remains of a pre- of animal raj8jng will take the place
historic people, who once dwelt there ()f the trapper and his gun.   Other fur
for   a   considerable   period   of   time, bearing animals will soon  be taught
This season his work was a further in- lo eat out of thc lland 0, man -U8t as
vestigation,   and   study,   of   the   same (he   do_eBtic    animal9    0f   the   farm
race and their movements, arid he re- have  bl,cn doi      (or Cl,nturi,,,,.   Man
ports this work as successful and in wM  simply  cnlarge  his  control  over
to Pitman's system.
The original manuscript of "I
heard the voice oy Jesus say" is now
very much worn and laded. It is
written in pencil, and the photographer who' copied tne original explains that he had to give an exposure ol something like three-quarters
of an hour in order to get even a fairly good result.
Dr. Bonar's notebook, which is now
one of thc most precious relics he
has left behind, contains, it is believed, many other hymns, including "1
was a wandering sheep," written two
or three years pervious to "I heard
the voice ol Jesus say," and that
very beautiful resignation hymn,
"Thy way, nckjisune, O Lord," writ,
ten in 1855.
tl-ics her own offspring.
German Convict*.
Convicts In Herman prisons are compelled to wear black masks when leaving tbelr cells for exercise In order
tbat they mny uot be recognized by
otber prisoners.
trete foundation, with ample room in
Ihe lower story or basement for handling and equipment. This method ol
handling wheat at the head oi the
lakes has been followed by all the
Dew houses, the only variation being
the material of which they are contracted.
Another steel elevator is that ol the
Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. Canadian
Pacific elevator B, the Empire eleva-
lor and that of the Consolidated Elevator Co., the latter t%p.owned by
western concerns, all are of tile, reinlorced by steel bands. Four new
elevators, including that oi the Grand
trunk Pacific Co., which is the first
unit of a 40,000,000 bushel plant, the
largest in the world, have been under
Construction all summer and some
tvill be ready for storage this tall.
One concrete evidence ol the great
rrowth in the elevator business at
Fort William is the fact that more
than twenty-five times as many steam-
trs now load grain here as took out
Cargoes twenty years ago. There are
upwards of twenty steamers which
carry grain to Montreal alone.
Th. Lake H. Wa. On.
A reader sends us the following,
which appeared in a newspaper
twenty years ago, says The Wiarton
"An ignorant, conceited fellow got
iboard a steamer on Lake Huron.
Ufter standing on deck awhile among
Ihe crowd and seeing the captain approach, he ii.quired: 'What is the
lame of this lake?! 'The Lake
Huron.' 'Yes, sir,' replied the man.
But the captain going no further, the
Itranger said, Well, what is the name
If the lake?' 'The Lake Huron,'
tnswered the captain. 'I want to
know what lake I'm on. What's its
tame?" 'Well, sir,' said the captain,
the name of the lake you're on is the
take Huron. Does that satisfy you?' how forms 1 bed of white quartz
the crowd were now smiling quite pebble conglomerate 300 feet, in thick
ludibly, aud the man walked on, I cess. Below this 4,000 feet of lime
k^ittering low to himself: 'The lake i .tone of an older period was mensur
I'm or. is the 'ake I'm on. That's a ! t-d, and above it 12,000 feet of Cam.
tolite captain, that is.' " Irian limestone, Kindt-tone and shale.
Morning Milk.
Morning  milk   Is  best  for bables-
frpsber und fewer germs than Ihe previous night's milk, but slightly weaker
In cream.
railroads and the ever restless wave
of homeseekers has at last advanced
to the very outposts of the Hudson
Bay territory. Gold and wheat have
been the lodestones and the trapping
business suffers.
Where will we get our furs in the
Borne respects unusually interesting
and instructive. Upon one side ol the
now drained bed of an ancient lakelet
11 southern Manitoba, Prof. Montgomery measured an aboriginal wall
which had been constructed of stone
boulders, and soil. This is about hall
s mile in length, from four to six feet
in height, and about fifteen feet in
thickness, its height and width showing remarkable uniformity. The wall
was no doubt intended to enlarge the
little lake and thus increase the sup-
fily of water and also of wild game
n that locality where such were
greatly needed.
Ages In Japan.
The Japanese method of counting
age appears most peculiar to English
Ideas. .No mailer what time In Ihe
year the Japanese child Is born,
whether In .May. Ihe middle of the
summer or late In December, II Is always said lo be one year old on (be
1st day of January next following.
Beardless Soldier..
Modern warrl**** generally wear halt
on tbelr frontispieces, li is tbougbt tn
give then, a martial appearance. But
Alexander's Invincible soldiers were all
bare fared. lie compelled them to
share for a suttte lent rpason-vlz, lest
the "outside barbarians" ot Asia should
seize them by their beards and so capture them.	
Foreign Legation*. tt,
Tbe ground mi which a foreign legation stutKlM Is cnnshlpreu as belonging
to tbe country wltuse flag Boats from
tbe legation root.
Ihe fur  bearing  as  well  as  the  food
bearing animals.
Shrewd   Marketing.
A Galician who lives ,15 miles north
tf Vegreville, Sask., recently went in
lo town with ten sacks of cucumbers
and some sacks of com.   The cucura-
I'm   were   extra   large   and   some   of
1 lem dead ripe.    He sold them  at a
Collar a pail.   This is the second load
taken   in   this   season   by   the   same
tlalician.    He  made over  $60 in  his
load.   This Galician lives north of the
Saskatchewan   and   he   says   that   he
iias   a   lot   more   ol   cucumbers   and
Fossil Sea Beach. Corn.    Already  he has made $150 on
The  base   of   thc    great   Cambrian   J1'9 8arden 81U"-   ,H'9 whpnt a.,Kl 0liU
lystem In a fossil sea beach  was re-   *luve  been stacked over ten days.
tcently   found   by  Secretary  Walcott, I
Of the   Smithsonian   institution,   dur- | Trawler". Big Haul,
ing a trip in the higher Canadian j The Lowstoft herring-drifter Pride
tockies, near thc main line of the landed ut Grimsby the results of one
Canadian   Pacific.    This  fossil   beach   tight's    fishing,    consisting    of    200
trans, or 200,000 herring. On the mar-
I t the catch realized $1,6419, which is
ilieved to be the highest price ever
j'dained lor one night's fishing. The
irring were caught twenty miles
I 'com Grimsby.
Mr. Barire's Apology.
J. M. Barric lives in London, in a
small, quaint house in Lancaster
Gate. Just across the Bayswater road
is Kensington Gardens. There in the
Kensington Broadwalk the playwright
takes his morning stroll among the
flowers and the flower-like children.
One morning in the Broadwalk an
American lady twitted Mr. Barrie upon the thrifty way he uses jokes and
episodes over and over again, exploding in "What Every Woman
Knows," for instance, thc same witticism that has already figured in "The
Admirable Crichton," in 'My Lady
Nicotine,'' and in "Sentimental
Mr. Uarrie said, with a laugh, that
his nationality was to blame.
"I am a Scot," he said, "and we
Scots abhor waste. Did you never
hear of the aged Saunders Carlyle,
who always drank off his whisky to
thc last drop the very instant it was
pourc*d  out for him?
" 'Why do you drink down your liquor in that quick, greedy way?' a
stranp»r said to Saunders in a reproachful tone,
" '1 once had one knocked over,'
the old man explained."
A Million of Silver.
Although he is in his seventy-sixth
year. Lord Swaythling, who has retired from the senior partnership of
the great banking house of Montagu
ft Co., never suffered a day's illness
until January of this year, when he
was laid up witli e*cvere bronchitis.
His reminiscences make Interesting
reading, "Our house," he says, "once
contracted for a million sterling of
silver, the largest amount, I lieheve,
ever contracted for. I well remember when the Bank ol France was
short, and gold was at such^a premium that it paid the bariScrs to draw
golden napoleons Irom the bank itself, send them over to England to lx>
melted down, and resell them to
France at a profit."
Fourteenth Century War.
In the founeenth century Ihe slaughter of women and children after a
town or castle had been taken by
storm was one of tbe most common
occurrences of war.
Thammy Thimme Thaye:
"Oh. yeih. I'm fond of appleth, thlr,
And tho l.h Thlather Ida.
But they ranit) much the heath to me
When squozen Into thlcler."
-Iloieteen Herald.
A Decorative Curiosity.
A feature of the harvest decorations
tt a Gorleston chapel was a (loral representation of a horse and farm wa-
|in laden with sheaves of corn. The
liorsee was composed of white chrysanthemums and the wagon oi similar
blooms of a magenta hue.
The Typical Mora.
Tbe typical Moro is never unarmed.
'   He   fights  equally   well   on   foot,  on
horseback, in bis tlect war canoe and In
;   ihe wuier. lor he swims like a lish aud
dives like n penguin.
Married Rich.
"What Is his earning conacllyr
"One belress."-Towt 'topics.
Before the discovery of sugar drinks
were sweeteued witb honey.
Will It Ever Cone).?-
The "odorless onion."
Heads a Ketofcttflc letter.
But the "odorlwe auto'1
Would suit u. much bet tap.
-llouiton Poet.
Rubles are more valuable than diamonds and are practically Indestructible, except by lire. While a Unwind
diamond of I nirut may be worm
roughly about tHK), a perfect mhy of
the same weight would lie worth at
least J'JiiO. With Increase of size tb*
difference becomes ume.ii greater. THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
************ *****************************************************
Easter Greetings
Men's Spring Suits
We are now ready
with a larger and better stock than we have
ever shown before of
high grade spring|
suits for men
Nifty Spring Hats and Gaps
In Derbys and Soft Felts.   In Stetson, Bat-
tersby and Egerton makes.
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
Mayor Herchmer, of Fernie,
was in town Sunday.
The road to success is pa ved
with good advertisements.
Ph. Adelberg, of Calgary,
spent a few days in town last
Chief Constable Sampson, of
Fernie, was in town last Saturday.
Harry Brliwer and Ben Dor-
atty spent last Sunday in Cranbrook.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51
The sitting gf tho Supreme
Court of the province will be
held in Fernie on May 17th.
Two Salvation Army lassies
of Fernie, were in town this
morning with the Easter War
A married man has the same
dread of a dry goods store that
a farmer has of a lightning rod
Maurice Burrell was elected
secretary-treasurer of Michel
Local No. 2334, U. M. W. of A.,
last week.
Miss Anna Packara and Miss
Clara Follett, of Fernio, were
the guests of Mrs. J. Sorkee on
A public meeting will be held
in the school house on Saturday
night 20th, to protest against
the reintroduetioii of the red
light district in Hosmer.
The Hosmer Fire Brigade
will give a smoker at the opera
house, Saturday evening, April
Hector McDonald has been
appointed commissioner of offi-
davits, people who intend being on the next revision of
voters list, should see him.
A town never loses by extending a royal welcome to
every deserving stranger who
appears in its midst. Hospitality is a priceless gem, but it
costs very little,
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets are safe, sure and
reliable, and have been praised
by thousands of women who
have been restored to health
through their gentle aid and
curative properties. Sold by
all druggists.
Jack McDonald, of Elko, was
in town Monday.
Bert Whi mster, of Fernie,
was in town Saturday.
C. G. Coudsi, of Fernie, was
a visitor to Hosmer on Tuesday.
John D. Grant is engaged
evenings in teaching private
dancing lessons.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jarvis and
Mrs. F. S. Woods, spent Monday in Fernie..
Miss M. Whimster, of Fernie,
was the guest of Miss Inez
Marlatt on Sunday.
The Misses Maggie and
Jennie Patterson were visiting
friends in Fernie, Monday.
Donald Brownrigg was visiting his brother, John Henry,
of Bellvue this week.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
Don't forget the Easter dance
nt the opera house, Tuesday
evening, March 29th.
D. R. McDonald, of Coal
Creek, was visiting his family
here on Saturday of last week.
Billy Irvine, who used to be
with the old Hosmer Meat
Market, but now of Blairmore,
spent Sunday in town.
W. S. Woods, who hns been
visiting his brother, F. S. Woods,
for the past two weeks, left
Monday for San Francisco, Cal.
Lost—on Tuesday afternoon
Feb. 8th. a Waltham watch in
gold ease. A reward will be
paid if returned to this office.
The Woman's Auxiliary will
meet at 3 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, March 20th to make
final arrangements for the
Easter dance.
Mrs. A. Lawrie and her sister,
who recently arrived from Scotland, have moved to Bellvue,
where Andy will make his home
in the future.
W. T. Watson and E. W.
Bromley, were the Hosmer
delegates to the telegraphers
convention at Macleod, Alberta,
last Saturday.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets invariably bring
relief to women suffering from
chronic constipation, headache,
biliousness, dizziness, sallowness
of the skin and dyspepsia. Sold
by all druggists.
T. H. Cox, of the Elk Valley
Brewing Co., Michel, was in
town Monday.
Win. and George Patterson,
who are employed at the Hillcrest mines, spent Saturday
and Sunday in town.
Rubber Stamps at the Times
G. Ranklin, came up from
Michel last week and has excepted the position as fire boss
at the Hosmer Mines.
For Sale—Three head of delivery horses and harness.
Apply to P. Burns & Co., Hosmer, B. C. 30-tf
The United States lady who
had a suspicion of bunks and
placed $10,000 in an old shoe
thought she was placing it
where it ought to last.
Dan McNeish had a gang of
men engaged in blasting out
the drift wood that had
lodged between the traffic bridge
nnd the G. N. bridge, in view of
the coming high water.
A gang of men nre at work
getting ready for the foundation for the new $25,000.00
washer. It is expected that the
machinery will be here by the
1st of April and the washer
will be in commission by July
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd. are
daily increasing their output of
coal. Theii' average is now
(100 tons per day. Since the increase of coal production several coke ovens have been put
into commission.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. lltf,.
The bread baking competition
is now at its last turn and there
ought to be a considerable number of competitors for the free
flour. The prize winners last
week were: Mrs. W. J. Morris,
first; -Mrs. R. Anderson, second;
Mrs. D. R. McDonald, third.*
Fully nine out of every ten
cases of rheumatism is simply
rheumatism of the muscles due
to cold or damp, or chronic
rheumatism, neither of which
require any internal treatment.
All that is needed to afford  re
Judge Cole'is at present engaged in constructing a foot
bridge over tlie Elk Creek to
connect up the binter land with
his new school. The judge is
an all-round efficient mau and
readily combines the duties of
secretary to the trustees with
that of bridge building.
If J. F. McDonald, formerly
an engineer of Butte, Mont.,
and later of Seattle, and supposed to have been recently
employed in- or around Trail,
will call on or communicate
with B. Downes, K. of R. & S.
in the Knights of Pythias
Lodge, Trail, he will learn
something to his advantage.
Easter is a movable festival.
It is always the first Sunday
after the full moon which happens upon or next after the
twenty-fiivit day of March and
if the full mogn happens upon
a Sunday, Easter day is the
Sunday following. So this
year we haves our Easter on
Sunday, Mnrch 27.
A dnnce will be given under
the auspices of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the English church,
Easter Tuesday, Mwch 29th at
the opera house. The music
will,be furnished by the Hosmer Orchestra. Tickets including supper, gentlemen $1, ladies 50 cents. Tickets on sale at
the Hosmer Drug & Book Store.
In a few week's time, E.
Cox, the well-known local
elocutionist, Hopes to present
the popular comedy, "The
Rough Diamond" in the opera
house on behalf of the Methodist church. Mr. Cox is securing quite an array of gifted
helpers and a treat of treats is
being prepared for the Hosmer
people.   Watch the date.
A. W. Baxter, late student of
W. Williamson, Hamilton, Scotland, intends starting classess
in Michel, Hosmer and Fernie
in mining engineering, electrical
engineering, inorganic chemistry and assaying. If a sufficient number of students are
secured classes will be formed.
Persons interested can hand
their names to J. F. Jarvis of
the Royal Hotel.
A girl graduate thus described
the manner in which a goat
butted a boy out of a yard: He
hurled the previous end of his
anatomy against the boy's
afterwards with an earnestness
and velocity which, backed by
the ponderosity of the goat's
avoirdupois, imported a momentum that was not relaxed
until he had landed on terra
fii-ina beyond the pale of the
goat's jurisdiction.
The Rev. R. W. Lee will conduct a special Easter service in
the Methodist church on Sunday evening, March 26th at 7:30.
Solos will be rendered and
special Easter hymns will be
sung. The subject will be:
"Did Christ Rise From the
Dead." At the close of the adr
dress, the pastor will give an
opportunity for any one to ask
any questions. A. hearty invitation is given to all.
A. Matnieson has leased the
stores formerly occupied by A.
Mills & Son and H. F. Armstrong. He has moved the
partition out and the result is
the most commodious store in
town. Mr. Mathieson says that
with the increase in business
the enlarged floor space will be
most convenient. He also contemplates an addition of 25x30
at the rear of the premises and
the construction of a cellar.
Aro you frequently hoarse?
Do you have that nnnoying
tickling in your throat? Does
your cough annoy you at night,
and do you raise mucus in the
morning? Do you want relief?
If so, take Chamlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists.
* Mis. Louisa Pitblado
j Splendid Easter
j      Showing
j -•-
t Ladies Spring
lief is the free application *-**• i *
Chamberlain's Liniment. Give**
it a trial. You aro certain to *
be pleased with the quick relief fj
which it affords. Sold by all
j Underwear and
Call and inspect them $
. Royal Hotel Block Hosmer |
A smoker will be given under
the auspices of the Hosmer Fire
Brigade, Saturday evening,
April 2nd. A program consisting of vocal and instrumental
selections has been arranged
and a good time is assured.
Admission 75 cents.
Medicines that aid nature are
always most successful. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy acts
on this plan. It loosens tbe
cough, relieves the lungs, opens
the secretions and aids nature
in restoring the system to a
healthy condition. Sold by all
Railway and Coal Men Meet
There was a gathering of the
powers at Lethbridge, Monday.
Among others were the following: F. H. Peters, assistant to
the Vice President of the C. P.
R., Supt. Price, Western Division C. P. R., Supt. Taylor of
Medicine Hat district, J. G.
Short of the Galbraith Coal Co.
of Lundbreck, Lewis Stockett,
general manager of the Hosmer Mines, Ltd., Hosmer and
the Bankhead Mines, Ltd.,
Bankhead, Alberta, H. F. Breck-
enridge, manager of the Breck-
enridge and Lund Coal Co.,
They met to consult on matters of mutual interests in regard to coal and its transportation.
English Church Services
English church service,will
be held on Good Friday, March
25, in the Opera House. There
will be Matins, Litany nnd Ante-
communion at 10:30 a.m. with
collection for missions to the
Jews. Evensong will be at 7:30
with collection for Canadian
church missions. On Easter
Day, March 27, there will be
Matins at 10:30 Litany and
Holy Communion 11 a. m.
Childrens service 2.30. _Eyen-
song 7:30. After Evensong, the
annual Easter vestry meeting
will be held to receive accounts,
elect church officers and deal
with all matters affecting the
interest of the church. All
male parishioners attending
the services, of 18 years and
upwards are entitled to be present and to vote. They are
very earnestly expected to
do so.
Twenty-Four Injured on Rock Island
Line Hear Marshalltown, Iowa
Thirty-two are known dead
and may be increased to forty
and twenty-four injured several
fatally, was the result of the
wreck of a Rock Island train
being derailed on the Chicago
Great Western tracks four
miles north of Green Mountain,
Iowa, last Monday.
An official report issued at
the head quarters of the Chicago and Great Western railroad
gives the number of killed in
the derailment accident as fourteen, twenty-five persons were
injured. Nearly .all of the
casualties occured in tbe chair
car, although two sleepers were
also wrecked The train was a
consolidation of two others;
both known as Twin City express.
Trout Fishing Opens May 1
It will not bo legal to take
trout from the interior waters
of British Columbia till May 1.
The provincial legislation has
been repealed and the Dominion act has jurisdiction. A. M.
Johnson, father of the Dominion legislation setting a late
date, sQites that he proposes to
prosecute all infractions. "It is
impossible to fish with comfort
before May 1" said Mr. Johnson,
and besides, it gives the fish a
chance." This date is legal
from the 120th parallel eastward, which takes in the chief
lake systems of the province,
Whiteflsh and char may be
taken now, but all species of
trout are protected,
Herchmer Again Mayor
One of tbe hardest fought
municipal campaigns which has
ever taken place in Fernie was
brought to a close Thursday,
March 17th, resulting in the
return of Mayor Herchmer by
a majority of 27. The fight for
aldermanic honors was also
keenly contested, the following
being elected:
For Mayor
Sherwood Herchmer 213
John L. Gates 186 >■
Spoiled ballots  8
For Aldermen (
•Paddy Kennedy 289
*L. E. McDonald 247
*W. J. Morrison 22? .
•Thomas Beck 2l£
♦Francis White j210
♦Fred Johnson 206
W.G.Barclay 190
Wm. Scott  178
S. F.Wallace 104
* Elected.
 '*mm„ ,0  «.'■«	
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heart
felt thnnks and sincere appreciation to the friends for the
many kind favors shown to us
in our recent bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Woods.
Italian Store
Cusano & Jioia, Prop*.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccoi and
Front Street        Hosmer, B. C. <
Seeks Husband
Mrs. R. D. McDonald of
Greenwood has written to the
Spokane police asking them to
find her husband and her
daughter, whom she alleges the
husband stole from her eight
years ago. Mrs. McDonald
says she has spent all she has
been able to earn trying to find
them, but so far her search has
been in vain. McDonald is a
carpenter and millwright, and
speaks French and English.
His age is given as 00, and the
daughter, Rose, is now 15 years
of age.
A Carbutt School
education is better
than teaching school
at $600 a year.  Our
graduates, 16 or 17
years old, get $720,
or 900 a year—and
there is no limit.
The Oarbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, Lethbridge and
Winnipeg.  The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
A Model Grocery
Is Always Up-To-Date
and Absolutely Clean
Our stock is replete with the cleanest
and freshest staple and fancy groceries
Goodwillies Bottled Fruits
Wagstaff's Jams and Jellies
Cross CBo BlackwelFs Pickles
Griffin's Hams, Bacon and Lard
The Bread Baking Contest Still Continues
"The Faultless Flour"
Demonstrated its many good qualities by the great showing of bread last Saturday
We are the sole agents for this Flour in Hosmer
Main Street Hosmer, B. C
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