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THE HOSMER TIMES
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Volume III.
HOSMER, B. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1910
NUMBER 17
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SKATES
\\ Ijjbur stock of Skates have arrived.    Call
j!        early while the stock is complete
: Snow and Sidewalk Skates
Acme Club Skates
n       Boys Hockey Club
Bokers Favorite Hockey
Bokers Ladies Cresent
| Starr Double End Brocketed
Bokers Featherlight
■■$ Starr Mic-Hac
:t.'"■■ Dunnes Tube
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I- Mic-Mae Hockey Sticks, Pucks
Bennett Bros.
Hardware
Furniture
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Xmas is Coming
Have you selected that Xmas gift yet ? i
If not call in and see our assortment of J
Holiday goods. Manicure sets, brush!
and comb sets, perfumes, dolls, stationery !:
A. B. CAMPBELL
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JOHN WYLIE   ,
DEALER IN
fj\Staple and Fanpy Groceries
New Goods Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Gabara Block Hosmer, B. C.
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I" 3SMER    HOTEL
MAilt SORKIE, Proj.
NIKE SORKIE, Manager
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
starved in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals in  the   Town
TOUR TRADE SOLICITED
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C,
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We ROYAL
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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Queen's Hotel   |
ROBT. GOURLAY, Prop. J
I Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week +
Opposite C. P. R. depot, Hosnier, B. C. X
Big Free Moving Pictffre Show I
? EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT SW5. f
! Nuw ftiature films each week tinder the operation of Joe Kuklo J
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School Report.
There, were 22 school days
during November. School was
closed two days on account of
absence of teacher. Those with
x opposite their names were
neither late nor absent.
IV
Lillian Ritchie  2
Hm told Musgrove 19
George Bolduc 17 1-2
Grace  Miller  2
Bessie Lcudheuter 15
John McMeekin 16
Lauglilin Kennedy 17 1-2
8b. Ill
Saxon Kearney 20      X
Sarah Spencer 10
Herbert Robson 18
Sybil McMeekin 14
Stewart Fletcher 19 1-2
Thos. Miller. 19
Jr. Ill
Lena Spencer 19 1-2
Doreen Kearney* 18
Maud Bolduc  0
Joseph Tortoralli .20     X
James Miller    20
Alberta Quinn 19
Pearl Swanton 17
David Miller 19
Andy Kennedy • 19 1-2
Gretta Riyikin 20
Mary Miller 191-2
Rose McDougall  14 1-2
Sr. II
Archie Courtney 21-2
Earnest Beeby 13 1-2
Wilfrid Beeby.,.. Ifl"
Ja II
Maggie Leadbeater...... 17
Eric Winter 20     x
Willie Spencer 20     x
Gladys Thompson.. 20     x
Armand Minet 19
Powell Courtney 13 1-2
James Hedley. V.; 13
Nicky Maiello. ■ <■',  • • •. 16 1-2
Lizzie McDougpll v 12
Jack Musgrove 20     x
Jennie Strata., 19
Elizabeth Kelly 3
. Aa'AuBBBT Davis
-.... Principal
CLAeiS'aC *,..-.
Andrew A-Jney. 19 1-2
Leonard Ayre. 13 1-2
Cora DeLaurier -....~... ,20 1-2
Eni Henschel....... . .*... .17 1-2
Christina Krisfo... .P.. Zi 1-2
William Kelly.......... 81-2
Dan McMeekin 17
Annie Pondelecek 22
Willie Robertson 20
Class B. *
Baglione Ambrogio 21 1-2
James Bennett 21 1-2
Leslie  Brown 19
Pearl Courtney. 18
Fred DeLaurier 18
Mary Donnachie 20
Annie Keir   .18
Laddie Krish 22
Blanche Labelle 22     x
Florence. Miller 22     x
Charles McDougall 15
James Miller  20 1-2
Patrick Murray 17 1-2
Isabella Parkin  15
Mary Jane Parkin 15   '
eSedohia Pondelecek 23
Elsie Robson. 18
Winnif red Smith 19 1-2
Ralph Tortoralli 82     x
Abel Minet ...131-2
Bohus Paleoek 21 1-2
Class C.
Violet Anderson 211-2
John George Beeby 2
Charles Courtney 13 1-2
Georgina Crotto  11-2
Joseph Gabara 21
Julie Gabara 19
Edna Gourlay. 21 1-2
Nellie Gregory 12
Mary Jioia— 17
Laura Labelle 22     x
Moyk Laba 18 1-2
Irene Minet  16 1-2
Mary McDougall  12
Steve  Peach 12
Mary Peach 16
Lizzie Peach 13
Willie Rogers 21
•lack Robertson  61-2
Louis Salvage  .21
Columbia Salvage — -.. 21
Peggy Strachan. 21
Joe Tavernese.     21 1-2
Tony Tavernese 21 1-2
Lester Wildman 22
Frank  Steiner 16
Christina D. Y. Pitblado, L.L. A.
Teacher.
Hon. Fielding in Virginia.
A despatch"-from Hot Springs,
Virginia, dated December 1
says: Hon. W. S. Fielding,
minister of finance iu the Cunadiun cabinet, arrived at tlie
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Homestead hotel today from
Ottawa, with Mrs. Fielding and
Miss Florence Fielding. The
weather here is cool and there
have been Hurries of snow.
Lowery's Upper Stope
In Rupe carpenters are paid
(124 cents an hour.
Hot water heaters are to he
made in Vancouver.
The new town ea>t of Hazleton is called Larkton.
Bread is live cents a loaf iu
North Vancouver.
Chilliwack will build a city
hall at a cost of $21,000.
The Conservatives will erect a
ten story building in Vancouver
at a cost of $450,000.
Municipal waterworks are
being installed at Oroville.
Fred Mullins is wanted at the
coast for forging checks.
A Conconully boy recently
killed two coyotes with one
shot.
George Jay is magistrate of
the juvenile court in Victoria.
A $6,000 steam laundry will
be opened in Stewart this winter.
Tobacco has been grown this
year 15 miles west of Ashcroft.
The flag that waves over
Coleman school ie 18 feet long.
At present the mail is carried
by canoe from Kitselas to Hazleton.
At Lacombe, Alberta, u farmer recently received $240 for 12
live hogs.
For the first time English
sparrows appeared this month
in Rossland.
Every day there is shipped
from Coleman to Greenwood
10  tons of coke.
About 100 men are mushing
between Dawson and the outside towns..
In October the payroll of the
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. was
$170,000.
There are 70 men working in
the Lone Pine—Surprise mine
near Republic.
In Vernon fresh eggs are 55
cents a dozen and apples are
five cents a pound.
The Sullivan mine in East
Kootenay is shipping 100 tons
of ore to the Trail smelter.
At Regina the depot and
hotel of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway will cost $500,-
000.
James McDoway was fiued
$10 for using obscene language
in the streets of Victoria.
Seven men wero arrested in
Vancouver last week for playing blackjack iu a box car.
Quite a number of people
were recently lined in Lady-
smith for using profane
language.
lhe Princess Royal is to replace the Charmer on the run
between Vancouver and Victoria.
Next mouth, in Stewart, an
amateur company will amuse
the people with comic opera.
In Vancouver 80 rooms are
being added to the Hotel Vancouver at an expense of $300,000.
Thisjibtel will soon be the
greatest in Canada.
John Mclvor, formerly of
Phoenix, died in Prince Rupert
last month from appendicitis.
Eighteen years ago this winter the population of Kaslo was
three'times greater than Nelson.
The demand for pig lead is
now so great in Canada that
tbe Trail smelter cannot supply
the demand.
At Grand Forks aDoukhobor
was fined $25 for burying a
child without a certificate of
death.
The business men of Rossland
will back tho hockey' team of
that city during the coming
season.
A new street car line is to be
built between Vancouver and
New Westminster via the North
road.
A compressor plant, boilers
and bath tubs are being installed at the Lucky Jim mine in
the Slocan.
A mountain goat was recently brought into Port Essington
that weighed after being dressed 240 pounds.
The Fraser river is several
feet above its normal level
owing tb the recent heavy
rains along its watershed.
A box of big potatoes aro on
exhibition in New Westminster
None of the spuds  weigh
thun .'H pounds.
"Bruce" in the Limelight.
For stating in his paper that
South Fort George is ii wildcat
townsite, promoted by tinhorns,
friskers, boot-leggers and four-
flushers, John P. MeConnel has
been committed for trial in
Vancouver upon u charge of
criminal libel. Such is strenuous journalism. It is full of
thorns, writs, indignation, with
an occasional shut gun thrown
in. Whether in the right or in
the wrong, the bold editor who
steps outside the soft trail of
meek and submissive journalism
must bo prepared to receive a
shower of blows from the
enemy. The world loves a
brave man whon ho does not
hit its pocket. We know-
nothing ubout the case in point,
but we do know that trying to
save the sucker from losing his
money is, as a rule, a thankless
position. The fool does not
like to be dragged away from a
shell game. We once exposed
u townsite scheme and nearly
got lynched by the dupes. Then
over in frenzied Fernie, during
our short but fitful existence iu
the city of coke, w,e were slandered by hundreds because we
attempted to break the cinch
that the C. N. P. Coal Co. held
over its meek slaves iu that
burg. Our work in Fernie
eventually brought forth
changes that would save the
people of that city $100,OOJ, and
yet we did not evon get thanks,
let alone a dollar. Such is the
gratitude of the multitude.
Then again, during the stock
craze of '97, we exposed tho
Ibex and other wild cat mining
schemes, and for our pains we
received an outburst of abuse,
alike from sucker and shark.
So dear John Patrick, if you
win, you lose.except in one pur-
ticular. Without paying for it
you huve succeded in getting
the Province to mention that
weekly publication tlie Saturday Suuset.—Greenwood Ledgo.
CHOICE   XMAS   GOODS
Arriving daily at THR QUALITY STORE
Large Assortment and  Prices Right.      Inspection  Invited
The Quality Store GEO. H. MARLATT       Opera House Block
For any of the following:—
Hot House Lettuce Malaga Grapes Pears
Crisp Celery California Crapes Dates
Bananas New Figs Nuts and
Jap Oranges Apples Comb Honey
Give me a trial order.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
The finest ctf Chocolates in beatiful boxes for Xmas
gifts in sizes from halt' pound to five pound. Prices aro
from -10c to $4.00
FRED COX
City - cTWeat - <*7Warket
 GABARA BROS., Props	
Choice line of Steaks, Chops, Roasts, Sausage, Butter,
Bacon, Eggs, Lard, Etc., Fresli and Salt Fish.
Gabara Block
Near C. P. H. depot
NOT  IN  THE   TRUST
Five Sent up by Court.
His Honor .Judge Wilson finished up u three day's session of
the county, court at Fernio on
Monday, by sending Ave people
to prison for terms ranging
from three years in the New
Westminster penitentiary to
six months in the Nelson jail.
In the case of Cupristauo, the
Italian who carved up-Vinceuto
Andrea at Michel some time
ago, in such an artistic manner,
gashing him in a dozen places
with a knife, the judge sent the
man to the penitentiary for
three years.
A man named Adrian, a car-
pender who has been working
in and and about Fernio for
some time, was fouud guilty of
having stolen sundry goods, including a dozen or two shaving
brushes, numerous neckties and
other articles, was sent to Nelson for eighteen months.
The six men who were implicated iu an attack upon Constable Leacy at Elko when tho
constable was trying to arrest
Foster, one of the six, wero all
tried before Judge Wilson.
Foster, who seemed to be the
leader, was sent to Nelson for
eighteen months, Diernun for
fifteen months, Roulston for
six months and Cluskey was
fined $10 while Ramsey was let
off.
Advice Worth Following.
The following advice given
by the Vancouver Mail is well
worth noting : If you are a
member of the Hoard of Trade
or tho Civic Improvement
League, or a regiment, or a
church, or n fraternity lodge,
be an active member. Don't
put your name down, and your
money up and then give it no
further thought. Don't join
unless you aro willing to help
by ready und active service.
Don't be a drone or a figure
head; don't be a kicker and a
knocker; do something to advance its objects. Work on a
committee and work hard. If
you are a member ot the Hoard
of Trade be an active member;
shoulder some of the responsibilities of membership. Paying
your fees helps of course; but
pay them promptly and then
pluce yourself and services al
the disposal ot counsel und ox-
less I ecu tive and-work for tho gon-
lerul good. 4   •
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:Real Estate Bargains!
: .	
* For some snaps  in  real estate call  and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
: R. W. ROGERS
♦ Post Office Block HOSMER, B. 0.
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If you place an order for lumber with ns yon have u right to ex- >-
neet well manufactured and evenly graded goods consisting of Boards, ] \
Dimensions, Timbers, Flooring, Gelling, .Siding,  Finishing, Moulding t
and Lath. ' -
Our Planning Mills ore equipped   with  modern   wood-woi'kihtf i
machinery and re-saws.    All inquiries are promptly answered, and >•
your inspection of out- stunk is solicited. J j
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Meat Merchants
X Fresh und Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
f "We supply only the best. Your trade solicited, Markets
J  in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
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Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
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Here's where, yuu ran .save money buying youi1 * j
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E OF THE HEART.
By   BALDWIN   SEARS.
The scuttle in the roof of the farmhouse opened slowly, and a girl's dead
appeared. As she held up her face to
the evening breeze ber fair face, yellow bair and delicate features made
her appear like some faint star just
glancing above the horizon.
A young man with a scythe over his
shoulder crossing the lane below the
barn looked up toward the bouse. Seeing the girl, be stopped, straightened
his shoulders as though he half expected her to speak aud to speak himself, tben walked on with lagging
steps aud disappeared below the orchard where tbe brook flows into the
woods.
Mary leaned her arms on the edge of
the scuttle and looked out The hot
air from I Me garret blowing In gusts
past her face was like a twitch at her
sleeves reminding ber of the household
she had left below.
She was the only one who had not
already gone to bed. It was harvest
time. They were cutting the wheat
in Ihe meadows, and all day the hum
of Ihe reaper hail come up from the
broad while fields where Ihe men
were at work. Since dawn tbe house
had been buzzing with lively toll, but
uow tbe day's work was euded.
In the front room off the porch the
farmer and hls wife were asleep.  Tbey
had gone lo bed Immediately after supper, and  while Mary bad sat on  thc j swered, looking up at him sweetly,
porch she heard tbelr low voices talk-        ■*        ■ ...... .. .    ,
Ing over the potato crop and the grain,
their drowsy words growing fewer,
6lower, until at length they sank away
and i-ensed while yet the bobolinks
were skiminiiig over the meadow nud
tbe red of the sunset lingered.
Across the gate her married brother
nnd a neighbor had talked politics.
Mary bad beard tbelr nasal voices alternating like tbe wooden balls tossed
by a juggler. In the south chamber
just under ihe attic her sister-in-law
had been putting her children to bed,
the creak, creak of the rocking chair
as It swayed over an uneven board
dimly audible through the silent house.
In the attic under the roof slept her
little brother Bob.dreamless, tired and
contented at the end of his long summer day.
Down In the kitchen yard the turkeys and chickens had gone to roost
In the apple trees and the grape arbor,
clucking and twittering in sleepy protest against tbe awkward ones ae
they settled themselves together.
In a few moments it had grown
very still and dark.
The girl ou lhe housetop drew a
long breath and leaned her head back
against the edge of the roof. It was
only 8 o'clock, and the faint yellow
twilight lingered on tbe border of the
summer night. A new moou bung low
over tbe crest of the woods.    1 he west
I through and cut her to the heart with
['Its questioning, solitary call, hidden ln
| the twilight of the woods.
She had heard It so often, year after
I year, like the robin and the lark. Nev.
i er bad ft sounded so lonely, so friend-
j less and apart. A strange longing
j swelled up In her breast; tears filled
ber eyes. The years of her life, with
j their simple tasks, their ambitions,
; hopes and dreams, came to her like
| some vast tidal wave upon a sunny
j shore, withdrawing In a long resound-
I Ing slgb at the absence of some un-
■ known  joy.   She stared  through  the
warm darkness toward the edge of the
woods outlined against the evening as
though one should try to read the soul
i of a silhouette. Then sbe dropped her
< face In ber bands for a single minute.
At G o'clock In the morning Mary
c was In the garden picking tbe vegela-
I bles for dinner.    Tbe sunshiny, dew
fresb day, tbe beans and cabbages Id
; their prim symmetry, the tall scarlet
I hollyhocks nodding against the fence,
! made the experience of tbe night be-
i fore very remote and visionary.
As Mary reached the end of the row
; of peas sbe pushed buck ber sunbonnel
! and looked up; tben ber song stopped,
i and she kuelt silently.
A young man was standing on the
j other side of the garden wall looking
' at ber. He blushed as be met bet
. steady, smiling gaze.   "1'lcklng peas?"
he asked.   "Vou've got a lot. haven't
you';"
"Ves, ludeed; plenty tbls year   Have
! youV"
"All we can eat and more too. Get-
'. ting old, though. How are these'-"
; He crossed tbe wall aud stood beside
| her.    "Yours are pretty  tender yet."
He tore off anotber pod.    "Shan't I
help you? Two cau work better than
; one."
"Oh. thank you; yon needn't bother."
Vet sbe smiled ut bim.
"Ob. I like to do ibis.   I'll take tbe
Inside of the row."
"It's  very  kind  of you,"  she an-
THE FinST EXCURSION.
How brown and strong and sinewy
be baj grown since be had begun to
work In tbe harvest fields! Sbe bad
not seen blm for a long while, not since
they were in school together. Sbe was
looking at blm again wben be glanced
up aud eaugbt her eyes. Tbls time
tbey both blushed. Tbey said nothing
for some time. Mary picked busily,
and tbe boy whistled half to himself.
They were beside each other, with
nothing between them but tbe slender
trellis of pea vines, enough to give tbe
boy courage to say. "Did you hear tbe
wblppoorwlll last nlgbt}"
Mary felt a flash that made her
nerves tingle.
"Oh. did you. too?" she exclaimed,
tben stopped, abashed at ber own
eagerness. How could Alvy under
stand tbe confession sbe had made to
a wblppoorwlll just because it wns unseen? "Where was It?" she asked,
wltb all tbe carelessness sbe could
summon.
'■Down In tbe wood lot about bait
past 8. I was coming home 'cross'lots
back of your barn; been up at the
other farm all day."
Tbey wpre picking slowly now. How
pretty Mary was wltb ber braided yellow holr. her rose pink ears, her
smooth lidded, down drooping eyes!
Alvy felt his heart throb dizzily. So
many words nnd thoughts went round
and round In bis bend tbnt be could
Thomas Cook Ran the Pioneer Event
in   1841.
Forty-eight years ago Thomas Cook
organized  and   advertised    the    first
railway   excursion   in  .England. Cook
was  then  a  turner   by  trade   and   a
, temperance organizer UB a side line.
One hot summer day in the June of
134!, young Cook set out on a    walk
which was to mark the turning-point
i in his career.    It was to   Leicester,
where he was to be one ol the speakers at a great temperance demonstration.     The  distance   was   but   fifteen
miles—a   mere   nothing    to    such   a
I pedestrian   as   he   was;   but,   as     he
strode along, he read something which
J set him thinking deeply.    It was the
! newspaper  report  of  the opening  of
I that portion of what was then known
1 as   the   Midland    Counties    Railway,
j which connected Leicester with Lough-
1 borough.
Now, it had been arranged to hold
j another   demonstration    shortly    at
' Loughborough,  and  all    at   once    it
| flashed into his  mind,  what a won-
J derful  success  it  might  be  made  if
the  people  could go  by  rail instead
of  having  to   walk;   hundreds    then
might  go,   where  dozens  would   not
otherwise.
Full of the idea, he explained it to
. his   audience  that   night.     All   were
I struck; but. said some, "What abou*-.
the   cost?    How   many    workingmen
c could afford it?"   "Leave that to tne."
exclaimed Cook.    "All  of you    who
would like to go hold un your hands.
So large was the response that,
early the next morning, he betook
himself to the office of John Fox Bell,
the secretary of the railway company,
and unfolded his plain. Mr. Bell at
once fell in with the idea, and himself gave a contribution towards the
preliminary expenses.
Within a lew hours the arrangements were set forth in print, thus
making it the very earliest publicly
advertised excursion train.
On the 5th of July, the excursion
duly started, numbering five hundred
and seventy pr.ssengats, amidst great
popular enthusiasm, a band of music
accompanying them to the station,
whilst all Loughborough turned out
to welcome them.
A CANADIAN'S SUCCESS.
Clarksburg Boy Gets Degree of Ph.D.
From Chicago.
Mr. E. S. Moore of Clarksburg, who
graduated at the University of Toronto in 1904, is the first Canadian to
receive the degree of Ph.D. from the
geoiogical department of Chicago Uni
wind   brought   up   the   hot  smell   of | not say one.  And tbere was tbe screen
ripening cornfields, and a bat darfedV of brasb nnd vines between them. The
out of  tbe orchard  in  swooping circles against the clear nlgbt.
I'roin her eyrie above tbe treetops
the farm build.ngs, the neighboring
houses, tbe fields and lanes, even the
wide post road, looked quite small and I
cheap, like a toy village. The country-
side In Its Irregular checkerboard of
pasture, corn and woodland, pale yel- j
iow with the wheat stubble, somber !
green where half ripened orchards
spread, marked here and there by a
cluster of roofs, a spire that told a
hamlet In the hills, became significant |
only In the mystery of distance as It
mounted toward the bills and ended at
last In one vast, gray, sealike level
against tlie trackless sky. Mary looked
at It all as one upon whose mind the
meaning of these familiar scenes bad
just begun to dawn—these fields, the
chickens she must plui-k, tbe bread
she must make, the raspberries she
must preserve, all grouped themselves
before her in a cohrreut scheme of life.
From dawn till dark, each day alike,
cooking, washing, preserving, holding
the babies—the burdens of each side
were hers. So far sbe had carried
tbem unthinkingly, unqiiestinnlugly. lt
was only the lot of every farmer's life.
Tonight she was unusually tired. To
escape a feeling of restlessness she bad
determined to go lo bed. It was re?-
freshlng to Ile In the cool darkness.
But before she reached the top of tbe
delicate film of green was strong as a
prison grille, through whlcb the serene
face of tbe girl showed upon blm.
Somehow tbelr bands met upon the
same pods. Mary's trembled, tben lay
still lu bis.
"1 saw you up on the roof." whispered the boy.   "You were listening,
weren't you?"
Mary nodded.
"Do  you—do yen  like to  bear It,
Mary?  Do you like the wblppoorwlll?"
Mary's lip trembled. "I don't know. I
guess so."
"Because he—he loves you. Mary.1*
"Mary, Mary, where are you?"
The two in tbe garden sprang up as
the shrill voice called from tbe kitchen.   As the boy leaped over tbe fence
Into his own orchard Mary looked after him.   From the trees among wblcb
be disappeared came clear, low and
sweet tbe call of tbe wblppoorwlll.
Australia and the Chinese.
Australia Is perturbed by the dlscov-
erles of  Mr.  Batcbelor,  the commonwealth   minister  for external  affairs,
wbo has been inquiring Into tbe illegal
Influx of Chinese.  Tbere is a wealthy
organization in China witb agencies ln
all tbe principal Australian ports, nnd
witb the connivance of ships' officers
the systematic smuggling of Chinese
Into Australia bas been carried on for
a  long  time.   The ships  trading  between  Hongkong and the Australian
attic stairs she felt the dry heat of tbe i ports have been so cunningly supplied
sun baked roof.   The great, timbered | with false bulkheads, walls and floors
(space, dark with Its age blackened
beams and scantly windowed twilight,
held a strange odor of cedin shingles,
of nnrlent leather trunks, of musty
papers. In the solemn dust the candle
lost Its bold glare and drooped to a
wavering spark, eyed by the glimmering gray panes of the gable windows
high under the ridge.
The two chimneys, like huge stone
plants whom she had been feeding nil
flay, stooped over her us they towered
toward the roof, reminding her of tomorrow's kitchen work.
As Mary sat on the edge of her cot.
thinking of these things, she looked up
vaguely. A star, the first In the pale
night, shone through the window upon
her, clear, unwinking, pensive, holy.
A lock of hair loosened by the wind
floated softly across her cheek like the
Iclss of unseen lips. Kor the first time
In he-r life she felt 'lie restless longing
for some good of which she was Ignorant. What was It her simple, sweet
rxlstence lacked? Had she not everything thnt a girl could ask-fnther,
mother, food and shelter, a place In
tbe world? What else had any onei
The aged farmer and his wife—tbose
two good people fastf asleep without a
thought In their nightcaps beyond tbe
potato crop—their daughter-in-law, tbe
men at work in tbe fields, nil those de-
pendeut on tbe great harvests, on the
bountiful farm—were tbey not happy,
contented, unquestioning? Was sh»
not happy too? Had sbe anything to
complain of, to regret, to wish for?
Suddenly out of the hush came the
cry of the wblppoorwlll, that piercing,
mournful voice of the vacant, wind
blown fields, of meadows flowering unseen and far away. It thrilled her like
a pain,   lt stabbed her through and
that hiding room has been provided
for eighty Chlnejse stowaways on a
single voyage. Ship cooks bave been
secretly paid to supply tbe stowaways
with food. Tbe trade is very profitable, as Australia Is only a few days'
steaming from China, and many thousands of Mongolians are always ready
to pay large sums nnd run all sorts of
risks to get to the land of gold.—Chicago News.	
Rushing  Them Off.
"What's Zeke Crosshy doing rushing
down to the bam In such tin excited
state foiV" drawled 11 Ira in Hardapple.
'Why. Zeke beard that one of bis
seven daughters Is going to elope tonight wltb a sum mer boarder lu Zeke's
auto." whispered the hired man.
"Do tell! And I suppose Zi-ze Is running down to lock the machine up so
they can't get It?"
"Oh. no! Zeke's running down to
grease it up and put tbe motors ln order so lt won't break down and break
up the elopement,"—Chicago News.
SENSE OF DIRECTION.
How Bees Are Able to    Find    Their
Way to the Hive.
The directive sense which is pos-
iessed by bees is ..the object of researches made by M. Gaston Bonnier
I of Paris, and he seems to prove that
bees possess a special sense like tbat
I of carrier pigeons.
Bees can fly for two miles frdm the
'hive and are then able to return after
gathering their supply of honey. Lang-
c ..troth and others suppose that vision
comes into play and that bees can
see a great distance and can also note
j objects on the way so as to find their
path. Others, with Dadent, suppose
that the bees are guided by the sense
. of smeii and that they can smell flow-
1 ers at one and a half miles.
I The author makes experiments to
prove that bees can return to the hive
I without using either sight or odor.
As  to sight, he takes bees to a dis-
! tance of one or two miles from the
I hive in a closed  box.    They always
] fly  back to the hive when  released.
j The same is true when their eyes are
J covered, so that sight is not essential.
j As regards odor, experiments seem to
i prove  that  bees  perceive    odors    at
I only short distances. When a needle
dipped in ether is brought near the
head of the bee it shows signs of perceiving the odor, but not so when the
needle is placed back of him or near
I other organs.
Besides, when thc organs of smell
(antennae) are removed entirely the
bees will return to the hive. M. Bonnier makes the following experiment:
At GOO feet from the hive he places a
supply of syrup,  and  the  bees soon
i find it, proceeding to and fro to the
hive. Such bees he marks with green-
colored powder. He then places a
second supply of syrup at the same
distance from the hive, but spaced at
20 feet from the former. Other bees
are now engaged in the to and fro
movement to this point, but these are
not the same individuals as the green-
marked bees, who are still working
on the first supply, and he marks
these in red.
We thus have two distinct sets of
bees, and we see that they can distinguish two directions which form a
very acute angle. We seem to have
here a special directive sense which
does not reside in the antennae, but
probably in the cerebroid ganglia.
Other facts may be cited in evidence
of the directive sense of bees.
One Only.
Margaret, who lives In tbe city, went
to the country to visit some cousins
At breakfast the lirst morning tbere
was a dish of honey on the table, nnd
Margaret to show her cousins that she
was familiar with country life carelessly remarked, 'Ah. I see you keep n
bee."'- Llppincolt's .Magazine.
Summer Travel.
Mrs. Good hart-All the way from
Chicago! Dldu't you find It very hot
traveling?
Dusty Trax—Not at all. madam. I
always take a refrigerator cur lu the
summer.—New Vork Life.
DR.  E   S   MOORE.
versify. It was conferred upon him
a short time ago, with the additional
distinction of "Magna Cum Laude."
He has also been appointed senior
professor of geology in the State University of Pennsylvania, duties to
commence in September next. Dr.
Moore is at present in charge of a
geological survey party in New Ontario, where he has held a similar
position for the past five years.
An Old Time English Election.
A curious incident occurred at Pat-
ton at an election for Parliament, Sir
Mark Wood, who had been one of its
members for several years, had as his
colleague in the Parliament of 1812
Sir William Congrevc, the inventor of
the famous "Congrevc Rocket." The
latter resigned in 1816, and the baronet wished his own son to fill the vacancy.
There were only three voters in the
constituency. Sir Mark, his son and
his butler, named Jennings, but as
the son was away and the butler had
quarreled with his master an opportunity was afforded for a singular revenge. Jennings refused to second
Sir Mark's nomination of his son and
proposed himself, and a deadlock was
averted only by Sir Mark coming to
terms with the refractory butler,
whose nomination he seconded in order to induce him to act as a seconder
to liis son.
Matters b"ing thus put formally in
train, Sif Mark arranged with Jennings that the former's vote should be
alone given, and the final state of the
poll at Gatton's only known contest
stood thus: Wood (Tory), 1; Jennings
(Whig), 0,—Westminster Gazette.     ' |
Venerable Trees.
Over fifty of the "venerable trees"
which Dr. Johnson and Boswell gazed
upon in the vicinity of Cawdor Castle,
Nairn, arc, it is said, still flourishing.
One of the beeches bus a cirth of 16
feet and a spread of branches of over
ICO feet. One beautiful gean-tree,
which hns been blossoming for over
100 years, lias this season again presented a sight of splendor, while several fine ash trees, planted in 1670,
are still holding seasonable rivalry
with aged oaks. The antiquity of
Cawdor Wood is surpassed, of course,
by the pnlch ol Cadzow Forest, at
Hamilton, where oaks that budded
when Bruce was king are still giving
evidences of life; but Cawdor has a
spiendor which is not possible amid
the smoke-tinged atmosphere of Coed-
zow.—Glasgow News.
Madrid  it  Highest.
Madrid has tbe highest altitude of
any city in Europe.
Desirable.
There are some forms ot poverty
Uocclei suit me, 1 am sure.
For Instance, it I had my way
I'd .-house- to be land poor.
PERT  PARAGRAPHS.
Rome people would rather eat tbe
bread of depeiiileuce If it has a little
jnm ou it than to take It without tbe
Ju m.
There are persons wbo are III natured
been use they were boru so and are
glad of It.
THE PLUSH COAT.
Sarah Jane Wa* Told the True Reason She Couldn't Get It.
Fifteen years ago the community of
Wigglesquaek Centre was startled, by
the report that Eben Crabshaw was
going to buy his wife a plush coat.
Eben didn't deny the rumor, and
Sarah Jane, his wife, contented herself with replying to all queries that
where there was so much smoke she
guessed there must be some fire. Jared
Minthorn, who kept the general store,
was much exercised, and wanted to
take the order, but Eben said he
guessed he'd select it from the catalogue of the mail order house, which
caused considerable hard feeling between Eben and Jared.
As the years went by and Sarah
Jane didnt' get her plush coat, the
storekeeper began to get skeptical.
After ten years had elapsed he became facetious, and the thirteenth
year he began to taunt her. "I hain't
seen that there plush coat yit, Sar'
Jane," he said.
Sarah Jane went home and told
Eben, and Eben was so wrought up
that he determined to trade with Har-
*. ey Stockpole < ver at Burnt Meadows,
although Burnt Meadows was three
miles farther away.
But the legend ot the plush coat
had penetrated even to Burnt Meadows, and after a couple of years had
elapsed Harvey Stackpole said to
Sarah Jane one day, "How about that
there plush coat Eben's a-goin' to get
you?"
But this time Sarah Jane was primed. Eben hod tutored her. Drawing
herself up proudly, she replied:
"Mr. Stackpole, ef you knowed as
much about furs as you do about mix-
in' sand an' sugar you'd know that
the United States Gov'ment has been
compelled to pertect the species from
foreign invasion, that the animal is
rapidly becomin' extinct and that
there ain't no more plushes bein'
killed I"
She Consulted a Clock.
Girls are not noted for being strong
on figures, and one of them was relating recently the mental maze into
which she was introduced as the result of asking a perfectly innocent
question. She was going downtown
on the car one afternoon and queried
the conductor as to the time.' He
withdrew his alarm clock of a watch
from a capacious pocket, observed the
dial with the care used by a mariner
in taking an observation with the
sextant and then remarked in a portentous tone, "lt lacks three seconds
of being 2:48." The poor girl was so
overwhelmed with the mass of material for a short exercise in oral arithmetic that she waited until sbe got
downtown before trying to find out
really what time it was, and then
she consulted a big clock, where she
had plenty of time to see just where
each hand was.
Sorry She Screamed.
The young man kissed her, and she
screamed.
"What's the trouble, Kitty?" demanded a stern voice from upstairs.
'I—I just saw a,mouse," she fibbed.
Presently the young man claimed
another kiss, and the scream was repeated.   Again came the stern voice:
"What is it this time?"
"I just saw another mouse."
Then the old man came down with
the house cut, a mouse trap and a
can and sat in • corner to watch
developments.
Of No Further Us*.
A I'ussengcr-'lCre! Whoa! There's
an old bloke fell off tbe bus!
Tbe Conductor - Orl rigbt, sonny.
E's paid 'is fare.—Sketch.
SPEECH FRISHT.
Many Great English Parliamentarians
Had It.
"No greiat ora'of his evjr liv.-d." the
.ate; Lord Duuerin ouce said, "who did
not feel very nervous before rising to
his feet. I have often seen the legs
of one of the most effective and heart-
stirring speakers in the Hous; of
Lords to whom that assembly never
failed to listen, shake like an aspen
leaf during the delivery of the first
few sentences of his speech."
This nervous orator who quivered
like an aspen waa none other than
Lord D.'rby, the "Rupert of Debate,"
and one of tbe most practised and
powerful speakers Westminster has
ever known. And his lordship made
no concealment of his weakness, for
he once come.-s.-d to Macaulay, at the
very zenith of his career, "My throat
and lips, when I am going to speak,
are as dry as those of a man who is
going to be hanged."
John Bright, past-master as he was
of all the arts of oratory, went
through agonies of nervousness, to
his last day. when he was about to
make an important speech. "I know
I ought to be ashamed of myself," he
confessed, towards the end of his life,
"but the fi.ct is, I never rise in the
House without a trembling at the
knees and a secret wish that somebody else would catch the Speaker's
eye and enable me to sit down again."
Even Disraeli, the most cool-headed and self-confident of orators, wus
a sufferer from sp-ech-ftight. "Dizzy,"
his wife once told a friend, "is the
sweetest-tempered of men, but he is
always very irriti ble v-e-Jien he is going
to speak;' and when they drove together to the House on those occasions his nervous condition was such
that she dared not speak to him.
"The blare of trumpets," he himself
has written, "a thousand lookers-on,
have induced men to lead a forlorn
hope. Ambition, one's constituents,
or the h 11 of previous failure have
induced men to do a far more desperate thing—speak in the % House of
Commons '
Gladstone, even, did not live long
enough to face an audience without a
tremor. Indeed, his nervousness
when about to speak was often painfully noticeable. He would tremble
like a greyhound in the leash until it
was time to rise.
WILL KEEP AT IT.
Hubert Latham It Not Discouraged by
Accidents.
Notwithstanding his two unsuccessful attemp's to fly across the English
Channel, Hubert Latham declares he
will try again.    At his first attempt
ROBERT LATHAM.
Latham fell into the water ten miles
out fro* Calcis. While Latham was
repairing his monoplane for a second
trial Louis Bleriot stole a march on
him and performed the feat of flying
.'mm Calais to Dover in thirty-three
minutes. Latham then undertook to
fly from Cal.-Ja to London, but fell
...c.. jn this time only two mib»s out
from Dover,
The Original  "Admirable Crlchton."
Among the phrases which are to a
certain extent stereotyped in the English '.anguage, "Admirable Crichton"
is one that is invaluable. It expresses what no two other words can
—the highest pitch of all-round excellence that it is possible for a human being to attain. But how many
people know who the hero of the
phrase was? To most he is a name
and nothing more.
Accordingly there is ample room tor
an excellent brochure recently published from the pen of Mr. Douglas
Crichton, F.S.A., Scot., entitled "The
Admirable Crichton: The Real Character."
Crichton was another Chatterton.
"the marvelous boy that perished in
his prime." The Admirable one entered St. Andrews University when he
was nine years old. Three years later
he became a Bachelor of Arts, and at
the age of fourteen he took his Artium
Magister degree.
At his twentieth year he spoke ten
languages, could never forget anything he ever heard, was philosopher,
theologian, mathematician, orator,
fencer, dancer, horseman. In his person he was "extremely beai-tiful."
When one reads that "he *»-is also
able to discourse upon politic*) questions with much solidity," it will be
gathered thnt this Apollo wa* a prodigy of prodigies.—"Edinburfc-S Even-
irg Dispatch."
Lunacy  in  England.
The report of the commissioners of
lunacy contains ominous figures regarding the increase of insanity in
Great Britain. There are now 123.787
ef the certified insane, an increase of
i.163. The women exceed the men by
10,000. The criminal lunaties have
ncreosed 3.5 per eent. in the year.
A noticeable feature is the high
ratio of insanity among persons of
the learned professions. Civil and
mining engineers show the highest
rrtio.
The commissioners favor farm'col-
iniees for the mild cases, und also an
■<-t'>nsion of the boarding-out system
under supervision   with   observation
•yards.
Being permitted to do ua his wife
pleases Is the Inestimable privilege of
Ibe married man.
Kill lh Is undoubtedly a very good
tblng and makes a Due anchor, but It
ts uo substitute for a lead Pipe cinch.
THE 0ULD WORLD'S WAY.
8ure, manys' the sailorin' Ud
Went singiu' and rockin' free
Out over the ocean's rim
As happy as us, ma chree!
But many's the toime, me lad-
Such  ends  the old  world  brings—
That over tbe laugh and lost av him
'Tis the sea tbat rocks and swings!
ind many's the boy wid a plow
Who'd sing at the break av day
As he turned the mould wid his share
And buried the grass away!
But many's the same lad, now.
That sootherin' greensward won.
And over his grey bones there
'Tis the grass that sings in the sun!
—Arthur Stringer, in "Smart 8et "
PAINT UPSIDE DOW'J.
Pat Found a Reason For an Extraordinary  Phenomenon.
Down in Dundas County, the constituency which Premier Whitney represents in the Legislature, there resided until quite recently a merchant
commonly known as "Pat." His store
was situated in a village back from
the St. Lawrence several miles, and
it was a real country trading post,
where neighbors gathered o' nights to
talk "hoss' and "crops" and swap
stories.
Mow Pat, a typical son of Erin, had
lived many years in the vicinity, and
was respected alike for his honesty
and wit. He was known by every
person for miles around, even as far
as Limerick and Connaught (two Irish
settlements farther north in the country).
One day when business was rather
quiet, and no one wus about but a
small guard of loafers, a lady entered
the store and thus addressed the merchant :
"I say, Pat, I am having a deal of
trouble with the paint you sold me
the other day."
"And how can that be?" inquired
Pat, his interest evidently very much
aroused. •
"Well, it's like this," she replied;
"the paint will not stick to the floor
as it should, while everything which
falls on it from above sticks hard and
fast."
Pat's face was a study, but his native wit did not fail him.
"That paint," he replied, "ia highly
recommended. Sure all the neigh-
bora for miles around speak well of
it. But in your case there must be
something wrong: Now, you tell me
the paint will not stick to the floor?"
"No, it will not."
"And it will stick to everything else
which falls on it from above?"
"Yea."
"Sure, then, there is only one thing
can be wrong. You have no doubt
opened the wrong end of the can and
put the paint on upside down."
A Misplaced Adverb.
It is not even the most grown up
of us who, can avoid an occasional defeat at the hands of an adverb that
will not go in its right place in the
sentence, but a lad in one of the To
ronto schools has produced chef
d' oeuvre which the teachers are still
telling with great glee.
Inspector Hughes had arrived at the
school and was conducting a cheerful
little quiz throughout the school. He
walked into a very junior room, and
ln his breezy, cheerful way, began to
pry into the little souls of the children before him. Kindness was his
topic, and he laid his ground by securing a few examples out of the experiences of the children themselves
Would anyone give him an example
of kindness?
One little boy would. His father
often took him to a fives-cent show.
Then everv youngster in the room
would. All the changes were rung on
the subject of parental indulgence
with examples', but still one little fellow i-emained unheard. He got his
chance, and bursting with eagerness,
he started, but his excitement waa
fatal.
"My father—my father—nearly gives
me a cent every morning."
Procession of Iceberg*.
One of the most remarkable phenomena in Newfoundland scenery is
the stitely procession of great icebergs
passing along the East Coast in
spring. This year there was not only
an enormous number of towering ice
mountains, but the field ice waa unusually heavy and late. The wind
hung the drift ice in on the shore, and
greatly interfered with navigation, af
well as chilling the air and delaying
vegetation But no matter how the
wind is the bergs are always steadily
moving south, driven along by the
great Arctic River, known as the
fabrador Current. They move south
until they reach the north bend of the
Gulf Stream, which reaches up to the
Grand Banks, and then turns off for
Europe and Africa. When they reach
this warmer water they gradually melt
away and disappear. ...
This great ocean current, which delays Newfoundland agriculture and
impedes navigation, however, brings
down the food for the flsh and the
whales. It >« one great living mas;
of. food, full of small crustaceans and
animalculi It makes Newfoundland
the home of the cod, salmon, and
herring
Two  Remarkable  Men.
In 1896 there waa no Canadian
Northern Railroad; to-day there are
7,000 miles of it in operation, under
construction or surveyed. At the
present rapid rate of extension it will
in a few years form a Continuous
streak of steel from ocean to ocean,
making the third trans-continental
highway in Canada.
The Canadian Northern is unique
among rail'oads, in that its shares
are not scattered among a large number of holders, but are owned and
controlled by two men, William Mackenzie and Donald D. Mann, two of
the most interesting characters Can-
ada has yet produced.
Estate of August WilhemJ.
August Wilhelmj, a musician, well-
known in Canadian circles from his
residence in Toronto for some years,
who died a month ago in Bavaria, left
an estate of $15,130. Arthur C Mc-
Master, barrister, of Toronto, is named
executor. The widow receives the
entire estate, the bulk of which consists in mortgages.
Nctu-.je.lly.
"How do you feel I" breathlessly Inquired tbe friend who bus come running tip to dlscovei tbe t-esult of tha
accident
"All run down." replied tbe man
who bad just been trawled 4Mer by a
latge red automobile
Desired Is. Settle.
"nef.r about Wlls-.o?"
"No; what alwut Um?"
"Wants to marry his laidlndy."
"Is that so?   I didn't th.nk be owed
that much on bis biagrd."
DEEP BORING.
The Problem of Tapping the Earth For
Its Internal Heat.
- Sir William Ramsay's recent suggestion tbat the interior beat of tbe earth
might be tapped by means of a bore
hole Is not exactly new.
Indeed, experiments bave actually
been undertaken with tbat end In
♦lew. %
One of tbe most Important waa ca- i
lied out some years back by tbe Oe» J
man  government at a  place  called* i
Paruscbow'itz, In Silesia, wben a depth
of 0,572 feet was reached.   Of course
tbe bore Is of very slender dimensions
—three feet six Inches In diameter at
tbe top, decreasing gradually to two
feet six inches at tbe depth of one
mile, at whlcb lt remains for tbe rest
of the distance.
At La Chapelle Is a bore of a similar
kind and nearly aa deep constructed
by tbe French government for experimental purposes, and anotber similar
one exists near Stavropol, In southern
Russia.
' Io each case lt was tbe original Intention to carry tbe bore much lower,
bnt the expense was found to be prohibitive wben contrasted wltb the*
prospective results. Tbat la tbe worst
of such works. After a certain depth
tbe cost Increases by leaps and bounds,
and tbe time occupied lengthens proportionately.
Tbus   Cbarles   Parsons   of   turbl;-
fame, who bas made a special i
tbe question, estimates tbat
hole ten miles deep down through the
earth's crust would cost £5.000,000 and
take eighty years.
Tbe job la a stupendous one, yet It
may be necessary to undertake tt. Our
coal supply will not last forever, and
wben this Is exhausted the greatest Industrial communities will be tbose tj
that bave tbe moat direct means of
access to the stored up beat of tbe
earth's interior.—Pearson's Magazine.
>f  turbl j-.
al study/ I
to drill i
Tha Meteorograph.
Tbe methods of penetrating tbe upper strata of tbe air on board a vessel \
equipped wltb tbe latest devices for
meteorological observations Include
kites, sounding balloons, captive balloons and pilot or free balloons. With
the exception of tbe free balloons all
tbese vehicles are equipped witb a
wonderful Instrument called a meteorograph, wh|ch makes an automatic record of tbe conditions of the air.
In spite of lta complicated mechanism
tbe meteorograph weighs but two
pounds. It contains a cylinder, revolved by clockwork, around whlcb Is
wound a sheet of paper, and upon
tbls sheet four different meteorological
conditions are recorded-bumldlty.
pressure or altitude, temperature and
wind velocity. Tbe humidity record
Is traced by a pen actuated by a
strand of human hairs, whlcb lengthen
wben exposed to moist air and shorten ln dry air.—World's Work.
Inquisitive Penguins.
Dr. Lionvllle, wbo Is wltb tbe Charcot expedition, in a letter to Paris
says: "The antarctic region Is quite up
to its reputation. I understand bow <;
one can be fascinated with tbese ™
weird landscapes, where everything
that nature sbows ia strange and unaccustomed. The animals are prodigiously curious and thc formations of
tbe mountains and glaciers very unexpected. It ia unfortunate tbat we cannot spend ten days at this place, 'Deception,' so Inaptly named. Tbe penguins'are most Interested in my work.
When I turn over pieces of rock on
tbe shores tbey come up to watch
what I am doing, draw closer and
closer, elbow each otber to see better,
peck tbe places where I am digging
and end up by hustling me. I bad to
apeak very plainly to one tbls morning, and he walked away limping."—
London Standard, >(
c   Generate Wood and Bell. "'
Major General Leonard Wood, now
In command of the military department of the east, with headquarters ut
Governors island, New York, will be
tbe next chief of staff of tbo army.
General Wood will succeed Major
General 3. Franklin Bell, whose reappointment to bis present office was
announced Immediately after the Inauguration of the uew administration.
General Bell, however, has decided to
remain In Washington but a year longer and some tlpe next spring probably will be transferred to Manila,
where he will have command of tbe
troops stationed In tbe Philippine archipelago.—Argonaut.
Phonographio Library.
Tbe Academy of .Sciences at Vienna        '
bas decided upon tbe creation of phonographic archives which will be divided into three parts und wblcb vill
probably be tbe most remarkable II-   Ji.
brary on record.  The first section will JCt
be devoted to examples of Kuropee- tfj*- ,*,
languages and dialects of tbe differ-    f, T-
people spoken at tbe beginning of
twentieth century.    Tbe second  will
contain examples of music and song
of tbe same period,  while the third
section will be reserved for the records
nf contemporary orators.
fa.-.-/     I     U'
-III *JI
Fairly Warned.
Postmaster Carney of Norfolk, Vs.,
recently posted tbls notice to employees In bis office: "All requests for
leave of absence on account of toothache, severe colds and minor physical
ailments and oo account of funerals,
(denies, church sociables and tbe like
must be banded to tbe superintendent
ot your division before 10 a. m. on the
morning of tbe gnme."
rpHEUIS are individual.-! such poor
"*■ demonstrators that they can't even
show tbe point uf their owu Jokes.
Nobody would be guilty of writing
an anonymous letter. That's why it la
anonymous.
One-half of the world knows bow
tbe other half would Ihe. If it were
running things.
Too many people keep all their coun
tesy for their ncipialntuti-es and all
tbelr indifference for their families.
I*
lu*.
> it
i
I TIIE HOSlOBt THUS
the Last Stand at Solferino
|e Narrative of Ag03tuio Ginocchio, late
try, Italian .Army
fth Battalion of Infan-
fcdous battle of Solferino, in
:,ilv. v,.-i,- fonglit ou June
The .struggle lusted for
nr.*-. and .aimed in Uu* de-
ustrians by the allied [tal
ich. Tbo Sardinian troops
distinguished t beinselves
y mills. Solferino waa the
of tlie short, fierce war,
>111v a few weeks. The
more than twenty thous
od men, uml the allies had
ty thousand killed and
■ring u total for the dread-
ori >■ thousand casualties,
try fight ended the war.
■/tersary of the battle, in
le.*-,^,' tlie slain who had
a H battlefield wer? con-
' \11W\W ossuaries, the cere*
.tended by representatives
. and Austria.
L>rs uud a king took part
■famous tight of Solferino.
tin* Emperor Napoleon,
lhe Pruned; the Emperor
lio was at the head of his
Tl the King of Piedmont,
lallaut Sardinians, It is
three monarchs ure pros
{-field ai the same time. 1
ilie world will ever
such a  thing?
still   lives- the  aged
tiles AuBtria.    His fel
(who   helped   to   win   one
"greatest vietorios, died u
nnd defeated mun. Thul
battle of Sedan.    Do you
when  Fiance \s downfall
nt' Prussia ate the din
Pbeen prepared for N"apo
auy i
UeJO
|lf
Fir.
pie ci
did
uriuol
ill
0X1
to mind
u-tlv the
He'occu-
,-e.f
11
which
1
lad   been
| tbe
'to   tl:
ie (
tperor
(Inner
of
w
Austria,
hich hud
During one of the desperate assaults I
with   the   bayonet   upon   that   Austrian;
position, which it seemed impossible toj
win, we charged through a  farmyard,]
and I suw a woman drawing water from
the  wid I.    Several  women  were  eugag-
ed in that work of humanity, and we
were thankful to rush  up to them aud
slake our awful thirst.    Pitiful  it   ia ti>
think   thut  some  of these  women   were
shot   by   stray   bullets,   ami   in   one   or
two cases they fell into the, well, where.
if   they   were   not   already   dead, .they
were drowned,     That   was  sad  enough,
but  the   most   pathetic   incident   in   all
that day of .slaughter—and there were
hundreds   of   painful   happenings—was
witnessed  when  we entered the farmhouse itself.
The woman wnn hud been drawing
water had been shot while performing
her act of mercy. She had left her
baby inside the house, a tiny fellow,
who was in uis cradle while the buttle
was raging furiously about thc building.
Bullets were whistling everywhere, and
one of them entered the house nnd
struck the infant in the arm. It wus
pitiful to see the little sufferer, and
strong men, who were unaffected by the
dreadful slaughter which wus taking
mi every band, broke down nt the
f him.
Ise seemed to lie forgotten in the
i save the infant, and it was not
e had been safely carried to the
surgeon  that   t he  lighters went
their furious work of storming
mg!
\\r the ruler who hud mude
I   suppose thnt even
human ns the humblest
daresay  that,  the  Em-
enjoyed  his meal after
ich us I enjoyed my own;
*f both him ami his mar
if had practically no food
file of that, fierce conflict,
l-nimself had only a small
kite,
a million  Austrian sol-
eld iit Solferino against
[my of the allies.    It is
i,the meaning of such a
best understand
I by   remembering   that
irmy   formed  a   line  of
us fifteen miles in extent
n  express train,  rushing
rales au hour, would take
l\ to   roar   past   the   as-
art iiiery. and infantry.
i>Vi    guns    and    men   anil
Fv*-y.
a  .straggling  village sur
ills,   ami   a    road    runs
place called Sun  Casino particular hill there
plferino is really built.
|most  prominent  object
It   is  like u  gigantic
i  the summit there  is
| tower, from  wliich  you
Jucrftll  view  of the glor-
votn the Alps to the River
r.ere are Ihe vineyards that
-Italy Vovu .so well, and the
for which Lombardy is
looked  a   fair  and   fertile
" Ine day which was to end
Mul night,
ppes of Solferino is call
and there if was that
1'hting   of   the   day   took
stria 118   were   posted   on
heavy  force, and there
ioth   sides  who  did   not
r position wus impregnable
pr be carried by storm.
Mart inn  that   I   always
miud goes back  to the
lenturv ago,  when   i   was
the army of
oved so well,
soldii
I5;t.l whicli I  I
proud to
have helped
cl smart  young' follow
id   of   the   white   canvas
guitors, and blue tunic
/b   formed   my   uniform.
i'.  we  hud  our over
eful  we found them
■fwas over.    We hud our
,*nd pur rifles, bayonets,
f,u\s   of   ammunition.   1 n
fsnldier went  into battle
envy    burden—far
?.     i-s now, when the
^tpL cartridge weighs
.■fere muzzle-loaders,
riion  caps,  so that  to
slow busi
caps,
was
place
Bight
All
wish to
until in
nearest
back 1   .
Sun Mnrtino. Ves, the baby lived. I
nm always thankful to know that, The
surgeon dressed his wound at once, and
the little scrap of U patient went into
hospital like a real soldier, und got well
and strong. I wonder If he i.s still liv-
lle wus too small, of course, to re-
mber  anything of  what
place at Solferino, but  the
who,  in  after years, would  tell   him  of
whut hnd happened.
Yes, wonderful and almost Incredible
things  were  done  by   individuals—and
none more amazing, I think, than the
achievement, of a gallant French
of infantry.    In the dense battle
he suddenly came upon some Austria.
artillery.    What was he to do?  Retire
as unexpectedly as he had appeared
hurl himself against the battery
ns  thought,   he   swooped   down
guns   and   captured   seven—nnd
with his own company of foot only.   1
dnresuy that  he  was  us  much  amazed
at his success as the Austrians were because of their lost artillery.
Of   the   seven   assaults   which   were
made on the Austrian position, my own
regiment  made three.    In those days a
charge was u  magnificent and  inspiriting things, for we dashed to the
with bands playing,
beating,   and   bugle
raised   our   own   t
was taking
re nre ninny
ofc
' Swift
ni the
did   it
tult
olors flying, drums
ringing,   und
eniendous   cheer
jault, but  1
we panted and struggled over the slop
ing ground. There wus the cry from
our commanders of "Attaceo alta buy
oneta! "--"Attack with the bayonet"
—then hoarse shouts from our own
parched throats of "Avantl, Vavolo!"
-which corresponds to yon
"(lo it, you Britons! ''
There is no more terrible form of conflict than that with the bayonet, and
no fighting is so tierce ns that which)
is done with the cold steel. We hnd the
long, three sided bayonet in those days,
ami a very dreauiul weapon il was at
close quarters.
We dashed up to the ass;
not tell you whut really happened ia
my uim ,...«. I know that legions of
men were nrouud me, and that I plung
ed out witli my bayonet, whenever I supposed the Austrians were in front of
but thc firing was so tremendous
incessant that it was almost impossible to see your next- rank man. The
air was dark with dust and powder-
smoke, and the excitement mnde it difficult to realize whether one was
wounded or was still sound in wind and
limb.
There were muny cases that day of
1.1..11 being badly hurt, nud yet  knowing
bout   it   unt il   they
assault,    'l
1 of one of
jum as sometimes the worst part of
a .storm is at the end, so it happened
that the dealiest part of the struggle
came in this finishing assault.
The sergeant of my own cnmpanv,
wlm had escaped so far, was shot dead.
A bullet pierced hi- brain, and he fell
ut my feet as [ rushed forward in that
last mad charge.
All  around  me men were struck and
falling, and when we reached the Aus
, Manns uud  weie plunging at  each other
| with bur bayonets, the list of dead and
| wounded   grow   with   awful   swiftness.
j But it was clear that we were winning,
and the Austrians, seeing that they ha.}
no  chance   of   victory,   began   to   melt
away,  and   finally  they  left   us   in  triumphant possession of that gently slop-
! ing  hill   which   they   had   defended   so
valiantly, and which we had stormed so
sternly.
By that time only sixty of the officers and men of my company could answer the roll-call. We had gone into
battle a hundred and ninety strong, so
that out of my own company alone no
fewer than one hundred and thirty lay
dead or wounded on the field. The colonel, whose name was IJarretta, had
been killed by a bullet which passed
through him, and then struck the major
who was second in command; but the
major was not badly hurt. Many of the
other ofiicers of my regiment were also
numbered with the slain, and what hap
pened to the 7th Regiment of the Line
applied to nearly the whole of the
Allies.
Terrible and harassing as all this
fierce struggling for victory had been
to the ordinary ofiicers and men, yet
how much more anxious must havo been
the time for those three sovereigns who
were on the field of battle, and partien
larly to the one who had seen that for
him the great day was lost, and that he
must seek in retreat his only chance of
personal safety?
Hour after hour the Hmporor of Austria had watched the battle, and,
though he must. ha\e known that there
was no hope of victory for his troops,
he had reason enough to be proud of
them, for they struggled gallantly to
win the day.
It was not until the fight had raged
for twelve hours that he saw that all
was lost, and he rode off the stricken
field aud made his way towards the
neighboring village of Goito. The Emperor joined the struggling fugitives
who were crowding the road which runs
through Solferino, and he and his staff
were mixed up with the retreating army
and the guns and carts, which choked
the highways so densely that it was
scarcely possible to move.
The 'Austrians had taken two thousand carts from neighbouring villages,
and these were crowded with dead and
wounded, for the enemy took away both
from the battlefield a;
could do so. Trains, a.
were soon filled with wounded, and the
convent and casino at Verona, thirty
or forty miles away, as well as all the
churches and buildings in the neighbor
hood, wen: turned into hospitals. Thus
easily can a beautiful aud peaceful
countryside become a place of desolation and suffering.
So far the glorious Italian sun had
been shining, making strange effects
on thc dust and smokeladen air, and
causing it to look like a golden fo^. But
now a dreadful
i .-cone, for the s
a   strife   so  hideous,
sign of friendship. To upset salt ifl un
lucky, bays the old Raw. Tie tirst to
leave the table where thirteen have
eaten i.s said alwnys to be the uni
one who will die the coming year, be
cause Judas left first. Not to pick up
a pin is "unlucky"—because it denotes
thriftlessness—and so on; there is always a reason for old saws—"dye tire
where the smoke rises.,f Yet a former
editor of this paper proved thirteen to
be a lucky number, and tbe present
writer prefers to begin things on a
Friday, that bo ^alled unluekv day.—
Pail  Mall Gazette.
the yield of seed per acre.
J ii the past year experiments with autumn sown crops were conducted by 43;*
Ont
ky j farmers ii
ceived
Ontario.  "The i
from winter wh
Variety
report s
it
of
long  as  they
well as carts,
M'
PICKING OUT BEST KINDS OT WINTER WHEATS
Results of Experiments by Agricultural
College  and Fanners—Tests of
Bye, Barley, Emmer and
Hairy Vetchra
UCH   interesting and   valuable information is packed into the report just issued by C. A. Znvitz,
professor   of   field   husbandry,   Ontario
Agricultural  College, (iuelph, Ont., on
the results of experiments with autumn
sown   cropH  ooneiuetcd  at   that  college
and throughout Ontario this your.
About 2(jc> varieties of winter wheat
have been grown at the college in the
past 21 years. All have beon weel tested for five years; the poorer have been
elropped and the bettor kinds tested
further. This year 43 kinds, besides
some selections and hybrids were under
experiment.
The Dawson B Golden Chaff produces
a very stiff straw of medium length,
boarelless heads with red chaff and white
grain, somewhat short but abont the
standard in weight per measured bushel.
The Imperial Amber produces a large
amount of straw which is somewhat
weak, a bearded head with rod chaff,
aud a red grain of average quality, Tho
straw of the Tasmania Red, Geneva,
Kentucky Giant, Turkey rod, Tuscan Island, and Mc.Phorsou is comparatively
weak, but the grain is hard and woighs
well por measurod bushel.
Thirty-one varieties of winter wheat,
grown in 1910, have been under experiment for at least five years. In the five
years' test, the highest yiold of grain
per acre of the named varieties have
been produced by the Dawson's Golden
Chaff (47.6 bushels) and three other
varieties which resemble it closely and
which have yielded as follows:—Ameri
can Wonder, 51 bushels; American Ban
ner, 50.8 bushels; and Abundance, 48.6
bushels. The highest yields produced
by varieties of other types in the five
years' experiment are as follows:—Uri-
—     •       -.    ■        >a-      a-. :.—     „ A
America ii   Wonde
Tasmania  K.-J
Imperial Amber
Crimean  Ued
ind ll:
tli.
verage vie-lds they 2<et
at were as follows: —
Straw Grain
per acre per ae-re
2.'.\ tons. ..Il.ii busb.
8.4 .. . .88.3 „
•-\4 .. ..26.4 ..
•_'..-. „ . . 86.4 „
The American Wonder resembles very
Lonely the Dawson's Goleicn Chaff, luetic
in appearance of the growing crop mid
in tlie quality and appearance of thc
grain. The- Tasmania Hcd is a bearded,
red chaffed, red grained wheat. The
straw is somewhat weak but the grain is
of excellent milling quality. The Im
perial Amber is a bearded, red chaffed,
red grained wheat of fair strength oi
straw and eif good average quality for
bread production. The Crimean Heel is
a bearded, white- chaffed, red grained
whoat, rather weak in the straw anel
i.s one of the lu*st kinds for bread pro
duetion of all the varieties whicli have
been tested at the college.
In Uli per cent, of the experiments
with winter rye distributed last autumn, thc Mammoth White gave the
best yield. The Washington came sec-
being   slightly   better   than   the
Experiences With the Indians in
Western Canada
IN the early days of the C. P. R. sur        It didn't take long t<
veya, through forests, across plains ; interpreter    and    have
Abori-L^i jh
koned wn I,
ond.
■Common variety. Jn the experiments in
Ontario, Mammota White beat Common
rye by an average of .1 bushels per arre
in 1907, 6.4 bushels in 1908, and fi bush
els in 1000.
fn the experiments with fertilizers ap
plied in thc autumn to winter wheat, the
average yields of grain per acre for six
years were as follow.-.:- -Mixed ferliliz
er, 24.9 bushels; .Nitrate of Sodu, 2-J.l
busheli-i; Muriate of Potash, -3.1 bushels; and Superphosphate, 22.n\ Land
giveu iJO tOQS per aere of cow manure
gave an averago yield of -7 bushels per
aere, and land neither fertilised nor
manured gave 20 bushels per acre. The
Suporphosphate was applied at the rate
of 320 lbs., and the Muriate of Potash
and Nitrate of Soda eaeh 160 lbs. per
Tho mixed fertilizer consisted of
one-tuird of eaeh of the
mentioned. Tho fertilize-*
fosr and five dollars per ar
other   three
JOBt between
of: [ ness
cann
me;
and
nothing
[ report-
ordered me
littl
had withdrawn from th
came down myself at the
the chnrges and found that my bayonet
was crumpled up and twisted,
ed this to my ollicer, and h
to take another bayonet from the field.
There were many bayonets to be had,
because there were many fallen soldiers.
Then 1 began to examine my uniform
and knapsack. I wanted .something to
eat. and I was almost* dying of thirst.
so I drank from my water-bottle. Then
T pulled my knapsack round, to get nt
my tin canteen, which held two days'
d   biscuit.
ieen   defeated  at
ajenta, and  hud
Hi ion  at. Solferino, They
'being  vanquished,  and
o   meant  to  begin   the
'Hi.-   however, fell the
J)$ the engagement, and
Mi   that   summer morn-
armies  began   one   of
ongest  combats in his
iir there  rose  the  slices   of   tlm   priests,
entered  into
of whieh so
I nut to come.
its were  ftillowoi 1   Iiy
guns und tlie savage
■*• There, again, you  have
strange—to be praying
moment that your own
red, and the next tn be
I*to destroy your fellow
■ efon
■  we
[fegio,
out
of us
won
rations of preserved ment an
!t was then that 1 found that an Austrian's bayonet hud been driven
through my.canteen, and if it had not
been for that protection the steel would
huve gone through my body, and T
should not have been here to tell the
tale of thc battle.
Thnt was one marvellous escape I
had from deuth at Solferinn. Afterwards 1 examined my clothing again,
and saw Ihat, another bayonet, or bullet,
had struck me that had been prevented
from injuring me by thudding against a
metal badge. So, you see, I was lucky
that day-—luckier, indeed, than so many
nf my comrades who were killed or
wounded.
When wc had made our first assault \
we retired, so that we could pull ourselves together aud gain strength and'
courage for a fresh attack. Meanwhile,
other parts nf tlm allied army were'
making assaults upon the Austrians,
who, brave fellows, were lighting fiercely during all those long hours to try to
thoir defeat
hange came over the
. as if afraid to wit-
  .  disappeared,
and the sky became as black as night
itself. Then there broke upon the contending armies a thunderstorm, which
made even the roar of the opposing
guns contemptible,
As   if   by   some   titanic   magic,   the
and   the   weary,   blood-
irms and
battle   ceased,
glutei troops stood to their
watched the furious lightning flash and
he   awful   crashes   of   the
dreadful
to
listened
thunder. There had been
stillness, but now the air was rent by
the thunder and lightning, and, whilo a
hurricane deafened us, a storm of hail
and rain assaulted us, stinging our
blackened faces and drenching us to the
very skin. Hut the rain was as welcome
to us as ever water was to shipwrecked
sailors, am! we greedily opened our
mouth? and held nut our hands to catch
the precious liquid,
It was an appalling sight when the
battlefield was revealed for an instant
by a vivid lightning flash, and terrible
to hear the booming of thc thunder. The
very surface of the earth seemed to be
scoured u]> by the hurri
and mud were swept
then, as suddenly as
tempest died away, -
by an almost mirac
the   atmosphere.
The dense, black clouds gave pi
glorious fleecy blue as the sun
nnt again and rode serenely in
placid sky. That was at nearly
o'clock in thc evening, by which tittk
tho beateu Emperor had vanished
from the ptricken field of Solferino.
Then also his legions, brave but- vanquished, were retreating, and we knew
that San Mnrtino had been won.
fane, aud stones
intn   our  faces;
it had come, the
ml   was  followed
ulous  clearness  of
tee to
bllTSt
i   thc
six
O
HOW STAMPS ARE GUMMED
PFICIALS  of  the  Bureau  of
graving   anil   Printing
En-
Wash*
* most
Ills   fm
Mcc
ol" 1
• jiiiiiig  thnl   loug  nnd
Mcerliine   wa*.  stormod
veil ei       Si.s times lln1
i.ic.i   follows  Heal   thoy
Btoi-moi-s buck, and  it
|!he    seventh    thai   we*
ter
regiment
wa s
sent
pition, and a
3   often   as
I  	
k other t
roopa
wore
lit.
Beth  si.
les   ft
night
['eeur;
tgo, and
lhe F
rench
1  line
■icnt   reputation   of
jllle'
rs.    They
were
pro-
to   ll,
sw rifled
guus.
and
Ue-ri
nination
to su
cceed
rugged those
can in
in up
>''
antry found it
hard
Fapous did,heavy exeeu
I'cause of their rapidity
through  the  efficient
ey were handled. They
ptrians terribly, and, in
Austrians'  oldor-fa.sh-
[her failed to carry their
jf;»pj)osing ranks, or, be-
favated,   the   shell   burst
make
jenta.
1   thoughl   ul    I   saw  thc   In.sis
dead   at    MftjOlltn     more   than   thirteen
thousand  ofllcnra and  men  were  buried
nn  that   fatal field---that  no fiercer bat
lie could be fought;  bnl   Solferinn was
infinitely   moro   dreadful,   because   lhe  cessary.
Austrians    were    lighting   fnr   n    great | fur other
stake       They   knew   thev   must   either   mec
win   nr  acknowledge   that   they   were  a
beaten  nation.
Blood was np tn fever heat mi both
sides. Tt was seen that we must either
make a forlorn assault ou San Mnrtino
nr be defeated, and early in the afternoon King Victor Emmanuel called a
Council nf War and said: ''Wc must
take San Martini- nr retreat." That
expression hns become a proverb in
Italy, and the people today say, when
they have any special undertaking in
hand, that they must either take San
Mnrtino or be beaten.
The Council resolved that all the
forces should make a grand assault, and
so it happened that for the seventh
time an attack was made. Thc weary
troops pulled themselves together, and
again, with colors flying nud drums
beating and the instruments sending
their wild notes into the thick, choking
air, tho Freneh and Italians, brothers in
arms, swept over that stretch of land
wliich had become a field of death; for
by that time many thousands had fallen
on both sides, and the dead and dying
were lying thick amongst tho vineyards
and the mulberry trees.
at
...Hton  aver that   nne  of tli
delicate operations connected with the
manufacture  of our  postage  stamps  is
the gumming thereof.
Wheu tlie sheets have been printed
lhey are passed under a roller, from
which they receive a thin coating of
gum, and then gradually over coils of
steam pipes until they are dried. Much
care is exorcised to get the layer uni
, formn on every part of the surface.
The   gum   in   the   little   vats,   from
i which it drops to the roller, is maintained  at   an   oven  temperature and. thick-
j ness,   Tests are frequently made of the
! warmth and humidity ef the work-room.
But even with thc perfection nf me
j chauical     exactness,    some    allowance
must  always  be   made   for  the   season
: nf the year.    I'nr summer sale a slight
harder gum  is used, because of the
trouble   occasioned  by   the  sticking  to-
(fPthor   of   stamps.     In   winter   precaution  against the cracking of the gum
med surface through contraction is no-
A third grade of thc material
seasons is  known as ''inter-
■dtnte."
IN IVtEMORIAM
Vnu   did   not   live   in   vain.
Though  life was short
And early fell the night.
A  few of ns were taught
llv you  to seek  the light.
You  diil  not  live  in   vn in.
A  few will grieve;
A   few  will  miss your  face
And voice.   Absent, your soul will leave
A silent, aching space.
Ton  did  not live in  vain.
You met life's test
Bravely.     Without   a   cry
You gave your all; and best,
You showed men how to die.
UNLUCKY DAYS AND SIGNS
A WRITER in one of our leading
dailies remarks: "No one knows
why the number 13 is counted unlucky." Thirteen was tho number who
sat down to that "Last Supper," and
the old painter in depicting the scene
makes Judas, in rising hastily, upset
the salt.   To eat salt together was the
ean Red, 4-4 bushels; Prosperity, 43.4
bushels; Kentucky Giant, 42.9 bushels;,
Genesee Reliable,' 42.7 bushels; No. 5i
Rel, 42.6 bushels; Early Genesee Giant,
42.6 bushels; Turkey Red, 42.3 bushels;
Egyptian Ambor, 42.2 bushels; and Ban-
atka, 42.1 bushels. The heaviest weights
of grain per measured bnBhel in the five
vears' test have been produced by the
'Northwester, 63.7 lbs.; Geneva,* G3.1
lbs.; Bauatka, 63 lbs.; Rudy, 63 lbs.;
Genesee Reliable, 63 lbs.; Egyptian Amber, 62.9 lbs.; Kentucky Giant, 62.9 lbs.;
Crimean   Red,   62.8  lbs.;   Turkey  Red,
62.7 lbs.; and Imperial Amber, 62.7 lbs.
Of the forty-three named varieties of
winter wheat grown in 1910, the greatest yields of grain por acre were produced by the Grand Prize, 53.fi bushels
Crimean Red, 53.2 bnshels; Banatka,
52.4 bushels; New Perfection, 52.3
bushels; kuarkow, 52.1 bushels; Red
Wave, 51.2 bushels; and Buda Pesth,
50.3 bushels; and the heaviest weights
per measured bushel by tho Rudy, 63.3
lbs.; Bulgarian, 63 lbs.; Nigger, 63 lbs.;
Northwester, 62.9 lbs.; Farmers' Friend,
62.8 lbs.; Kentucky Giant, C6.6 lbs.; and
Michigan Amber, 62.5 lbs.
From tests in tho past three years the
bakery department of the college found
that the largest- loaves of bread from
equal quantities of flour were produced
by the following varieties:—Crimean
Red. Banatka, Tuscan Island, Buda
Pesth, Scott. Yaroslaf, Kentucky Giant,
Tasmania Red, Rudy, and Egyptian
Amber. These 'all possess red grain
and, with one exception, bearded heads:
and with two exceptions, white chaff.
Generally the experiments at the college show that white wheats yield more
grain per acre, possess stronger straw,
weigh a little less per measured bushel,
nre slightly softer in the grain, produce
a more popular pastr*- flour, and furnish
n somewhat weaker flour for bread pro
duetion than the red varieties.
During the past three years the highest yields of all the winter wheat experiments, both in yield of grain per
aere and of weight of grain per measured bushel, have been obtained from
some of the new kinds originated at the
college either by pure selection or by
the aid of croRS-fertiliz.ation. Some of
the most interesting hybrids have boen
obtained by crossing the Dawson 'a Golden ChaiT with the Tasmania Red, the
Buda Pesth, the Turkey Red, the Bulgarian, and the Imperial Amber.
Twelve tests showed an average increase in yield of grain per acre of 6.S
bushels from large ns compared with
small seed, of 7.S bushels from plump
as compared with shrunken seed, and of
35.6 bushels from sound as compared
with broken seed. Seed which was allowed to become thoroughly ripened before it was rut produced a greater yield
of both grain and straw ,and .- heavier
weight nf grain per measured bushel
thau that produced from wheat whid
was cut at any one of four enrlio
stages of maturity.
Winter wheat grown on clover sod
yielded much better than that grown
on timothy sod. Tu the average of eight
tests, land ou which field peas were used
as a green manure yielded o".n bufihela of
wheat per acre more than land on which ;
buckwheat was used as a green manure.1
Winter wheat has been treated to pre-j
vent tlie development of stinking smut.
Tn the average results for five years, untreated  seed produced 4.2  per cent,  of
smutted heads, while seed immersed for
twenty  minutes in  a solution  mnde by
, adding  one  pint   nf   formalin   to  forty-
| two  gallons of wnter  produced  a  crop
! practically free from  smut.
Seven years' experiments show the
j following yield per acre and weight per
measured bushel:— Mammoth White,
60.8 bushels, 57.5 lbs.; Washington, 56.7
bushels, 57.7 lbs.; Thousand Fold, 51
bushels, 57.4 Mis.; and Common, 53,7
bushels, nnd 56.7 lbs. Tn 1910. the Mammoth White yielded 62.7 and the Common 54.0 bushels per acre. During thc
past seven years, the Mammoth White
gave the greatest yield per acre in each
nf six years, and in the other year occupied  second  place.
In 14 years one v.'iricty gave an aver-
ago yield of 56.1 bnshels, and produced
grain weighing 46.0 lbs. por measured
bushel. Two varieties were tested in
the past four years and the better
yield was an average of 52,8 bushels per
acre by Tennessee. Tn 17 years winter
barley has uecn killed out on three
occasions.
This is a type of spring wheat, the
grain of which is used chiefly for feeding purposes and is about equal to barley for those purposes. Four years' nv
erago yield of black winter emmer was
2,404 lbs. per acre.
Sowing hairy vetches in the autumn
for producing seed in the following
year, nine years' average yield was 7.'.
bushels of seed per acre. Canadian
grown,    ns   compared    with    imported
THE QUEbT OF ?KE UNDISCOVERED SOUTH POLE
ON the morning of June 1, the "Terra Nova," which ship bore the
officers and equipment of the British Antarctic expedition to its winter
quarters on the South Polar continent,
left the West India docks and sailed
away down the Thames over the first
few miles of its long journey. In May
27, Captain Robert Scott told a crowded
audience at the Royal Institution his
plan for reaching the South Polo. After
giving particulars. Captain Scott pro
cooded to say that "during the winter
preparations will be made for a great
effort to reach the South Pole in the foi
lowing season. We know now that the
first phase of that journey must be over|
the plateau of tho Great Barrier, thei
second a climb through mountain pass-'
es, and the third a traverse of a lofty
inland plain. It is ouly possible, certainly not probable, that auy means of
transport can be taken beyond the first
phase. If it is impossible then we shall
have, as Sir Ernest Shackleton, to make
all further advance with the unaided
efforts of man alone. Shackleton's
party started on the second phase with
full loads, and achieved the maximum
that could be accomplished under such
circumstances. The only manner, therefore, iu which such a record can be
beaten is by taking a larger party of
men and sending sections of them back
at intervals. This is, of course, a well
known expedient in polar work, but it
has to be remembered that each multiple
of the original number nf men only adds
a fraction, and a diminishing fraction.
to the radius of action. In other
words, a party with  ihe nid of a sup
aud over mountains, tin
waa always a factor to I
sod sometimes a serious one.
The harmless Eastern brand of Indians had been reduced to a tribe of
mendicants. When not too lazy to
breathe, au occasional muskrat or mink
skin furnished a precarious existence.
And when the white man came nlong,
the crumbs that fell from his table were
not despised by his red brothers, and
they would often camp alongside of him
and laboriously move along.
With their well known instincts of
true gallantry they would kindly permii
the squaws and a .small retinue of dogs,
never absent, to pack heavy loads ni'
their belongings, while haughty chief
tain strode along in the lead with nothing heavier to carry than au old musket.
Of course, tuis class of .Vborigine.
principally of the Cree persuasion, "cur
no ice." He was simply regarded as an
indolent, improvident, dirty, unreliable
lying son of the forest. All Cooper',
fairy tales fade away when you en
counter the real child of nature, so dif
ferent from the tall, lordly savage portrayed by the novelist, marching aloneg,
arrayed in a bunch of leathers and a
eoat nf red paint, witb his lovely eon
sort at his side, whoso simple toilet, in
expensive, but effective, consists of a
string of beads; a coiJlure made up with
the aid of bacon gre,ise; buckskin Ug
gings and embroidered mocassins.
Alas! liow all is changed. The
wretched old ragged, pock -marked, BO
sanitary, insect repository who follows'
along your trail uow, with his old BOTB-
eyed squaw and numerous offspring,
picking up the white man's leavings,
tells a pitiable tale, and shows only ion
plainly the decadence of tho redflk.'.n.
On the Western plains, of course, different tribea are encountered. Horse
Indians are invariably superior to* those
other decaying specimens.
Many a line, tall, straight, upstanding, unreliable t+avage have I encounter
ed, clothed nimply in hi.**, right mind,
mounted upon thc self supporting little
wall-eyed eayuse
The different tribes were, seldom, if
ever, friendly, and iu the old days an}
plain Indian would kill a Crcr. on sight.
The "Stouies" iuhabitod the Roc-:
Mountain Hinges and seldom if ev *r
came cast, of Swift Current Creek, then
there were "Surcees," "Hlackfee^"
"Blood.s." t(Pagan8j" ami many ot aer
hard varieties.
According to the old mi.sjiionaries' aud
traders' stories, many fights have tskou
place between the rival tribes.
I remember well, some year:* ago
whom camped at Swift Current Creek,
where I had just tini.med the location
of the C. P. R. main line, discovering
three or four bodies of Crce Indians recently murdered and scalped by some
hostile tribe. A particularly perfect
skull struck my faaey, and as I was n-
turning East next day, I annexed it for
a souvenir.
When tbe cook had cleaned and san-d-
papered this headpiece, I '.-rribblerl the
following verso upon the dome of
thought, and pi','- it under the seat of my
buckboard:
grinning
manner
i u; but,
vhen it
udonng
I   roame-a   these    drenrv
i,  men,
irtue *s
fool
and  V,
path
rams
IV
porting party of equal numbers can only
hope to achieve a distance one third
greater than it would have done with
out a supporting party. Taking i!ii>
fact into consideration, together with
the increased risk of individual breakdowns which the larger number of men
must bring, it must be evideut that the
achievement of the South Polo, iu view
of the distance which has to be traversed in the second and third phases of the
journey, is by no means a certainty.
Of course, one is not without hope that
either tho ponies, the dogs, or the motor
sledges may traverse the disturbed regions of the rrlacier, and if this is possible the difficulty of the journey should
be greatly diminished. But even so, it
must be remembered that the last phase
of the journey, owing to the height of
tho plateau, has to bo accomplished
under climatic, conditions which for
severity arc unequaled either in the
Arctic   or  Antarctic   regions."
Captain Scott declared to the audience that he was taking with him on
his journey to the South Pole instruments which would determine thc position of the Pole within the limits of one
mile. He had, he added, no hesitation
at all in making that statement. The
excellent instrumental equipment of the
expedition accounts for Captain Scott's
certainty on this point, a very interest
ing one in view of the recent controversies which mgod round the question of
the discovering of the North Pole. The
instruments wind
Captain Scott have beon supplied by the
Ami of Hughes & Son, opticians of Fen-
church   Street.     fu   determining   one's
position by an instrument the most  ini
portant factor to be arrived at   is thei
height of the sun above tho horizon at l
noon.    This  is done  by  measuring the
angle made by the sun, thc eye of the
observer   and    the    horizon.      In    of her <
words, one has   to draw a line from thei
yuu to the eye and from tho eyi
horizon, and  measure  the  angh
these two imaginary lines make
sextant ihis is done by means ui
able   mirror   attached   to   a   gr,
scale,  which  gives  the angle  r
The imago of the sun  in  the  mirrnr  la
broughl down to the edge of the horizon
"Long  hav
plains,
I 've  used  up ho
And    oft'    frnm
strayed
To find* a  fifty t'
Hut   now.  thank   God,   I Tl  rake  ii   rest
Content, I've done my level best,
To this green earili ! 'II say farewell,
And run a  Railway lino through Hell."
That night, there was an alarm of
"Indians coming/' and upon turning
ut we found a buuch of Cree*. sprawling
through the long grass into camp, nil
thoroughly scared by " 1:1 noils,' and
"Stonies,' whom thev said iverc cluing them.
They asked our protection, which was
afforded, and the whole cavaleado n,|
women, and children, moved down next
day with my party. We saw nothing of
the hostile 'tribes'.
Being anxious to get down to tho end
of a track as soon as possible (about
250 miles), I took ono man and several
spare horses, and jogged along ahead of
my transport, making between sixty and
seventy miles a day. The second day
nut f met a stranger, a typical down
east Vankce trader. Ife was a long-hair
ed, lantern jawed specimen, driving an
express wagon, piled up with all sorts
of merchandise to trade with tlie dusky
savages. lie was driving two ponies
and loading four others.
He stopped me and fired a volley of
questions at me at once. He enquired
particularly about the Indians, wanted
to kuow if I had seen any; whereabout a
would he meet them, then if they were
bad. etc.. etc.?
I told him they began to get real bad
at Swift Current, and they had killed
several Crees at that point to iny cei
tain knowledge.
This was the spot he was heading fnr.
He thru wanted my opinion as in
what ii e probabilities were in his par
i.:„..i_ff? _.. ._ i    ..i.i    j.:  1.....    ..
bing out for a/i
lhe aboriginal
nuisance removed outside, bet ore grant
iog an audience to so distinguished *
visitor. The picturesque scoundrel
turned out to he "Sitting Hull V
right bower, and rejoiced in the nn.nr
of "Rising .Sun." Hi- wardrofce on
sisted of an elaborately tattooed cheat
and a bandolier of Winchester .earl
ridges.    This  handsome   vagabond   was
00 a little excursion up north ia Oana-
dian territory, accompanied by \ band
of about seventy or eighty ragMiiutrins,
witb their squaws and dusky progeny,
seeking what they might devour
My camp was in disorder after \%*
j gale, tents blown tn smithereens-- horses
j stampeded, etc., etc.    With tin* aid --i' -*
I Sareee interpreter he informed me that
my presence (in my own country)   was
not only undesirable to hi- MajjBty, but
decidedly   objectionable.     Wc  advanced
the old well worn Indian .argument that
1 would scare the game away and thus
prevent him and his tribe from making
an honest Tving. After pointing out
to this child of nature that lie really
belonged tn I'nclo Sam, and wa.s trespassing upnn my bailiwick, V did tfce
usual thing, and after the powwow
introduced bim tn a generous breakfast
which would have puz/.Ied t!.o digestioa
of au ostrich. He ate event lung ia
sight, i then made him a present nf
much flour, sugar, tea, and tobacco an
a peace offering, and told r tl,K through
the interpreter, that I was closely rohit
ed to the "Great White M.-tli.-r1' Vic
tOfiaS era), who possessed more red
coated .soldiers than his dig had fleas,
and tvnuld not hesitate to blow him off
the map if h-e wasn't good. With these
cheerful .assurances, I bid lim good bye,
say;.ng, as a parting shot, that I toped
never to see his ugly mug^again,
{ was congratulated bv the
half-breeds upon my diplomati
of dealing with the nobfi chief
a as! for all human eale ilatioi
comes to dealing with the i
\omnd of the plains.
Thc next morning at 'iawn f swoke to
find tho noble savage once more .squatted at my feet. This timo I wis indeed
annoyed, but diseretij-n triumphed, and
•ending for the interprete-, 1 at lirfit
denouueed him as au unwashed, hand
painted impostor, triling him that he
had broken our sacred cout net by daring to show his forbidding countenance again—I ulso remarked with* aa
air of assumed ditjnity befitting oue se
closely related to the Roya'.. Kan.ily that
the "Great W'hiie Moth. »-■" would be
greatly distressed at the wayward manners uf her red skinned children, and
would probably disinherit the whole
bunch, etc.
This speech, being interpreted! to hinr,
with any amount of ha'.f-breod .tmbroid
cry, seemed to hav.j a soothing effect,
but after thinking it carefully over, tie
noble warrior emitted a su'Jen grant,
and told the interprster to Udl me that
he, too, came of a proud a,nd haughty
race, and was not nearly such a rotter as
I had depicted. He didn't want, any
favors at my hands and wJiat wad more
wouldn't accept them, in fact, be didn't admire my style anyway, aud much
preferred his own. AU. he sought wa»
permission to bring t&e ladies of his
harem into my camp, that tbey might
gaze upon the classic features of tha
Caucasian ore wo departed
This being granted, that same after
noon a loud jingling of spurs, mixed
with suppressed giggling, announced the
arrival of the female element in old
"Rising Sun's" entourage. Talk about
feminine curiosity, they could give their
fairer sisters cards and spades and then
beat them at Iheir own game They
poked their noses into everything; chat
tered continuously; asked all sorts of
"fool" questions, and I expect many
of the younger damsels had never gazed
i,[hoi the tair features nf a white
before.
They were particularly interested in
the culinary department, and after being fed hung about the cook's tents examining every detail. .\ peculiarly
beautiful bean pot sfniek the fancy of
an old fat chaperone, w mine over to
my tent accompanied by her sixteen-
year-old daughter, attired iu one single
garment, generally advertised by the
department stores as "white wear, " In
this particular case it might have been
ipiite   true   originally.
After manifesting much anxiety and
making many violent gesticulations (the
old horror had her daughter in one hand
and (tie bean pot in the other), I gave
my consent to anything for a quiet life,
| and at sundown they departed, bean pot
man
i iculaP cast
or other level employed. The ordinary
sextant is held in the hand, and is probably uot so reliable as the theodolite
which Captain Scott used on his former
journey and which he is using again.
This is fixed to a tripod ami gives very
reliable results. At sea a captain oh
serves the altitude of the sun by bring
ing it in contact with the horizon where
sea and sky meet by means of the little
I told him, according to
being taken by I their *usual destructive habits, that they
would probably first of all annex his
ponies, then divide the spoils on the
wagon amongst them, and most likely
take a few put shots at him as they
rode Off. lie seemed to be reflect in;:
deeply, and a change of mind appeared
imminent, bul; a thoughl struck hin,
and  with  his unmistakable  New  Enc
land     accent,     lie     drawled;      " Wa a \
stranger, yotl  enme  by there safe,  how
tn the   is   it   they   didn't   dn   nothing  to  youf"
Which    "Ob,"   '■aid    I.   putting   on   a    r*-al   enn-
In  a : ning look, and at  the same time reach-
i mOV   j ing  down   under   the   seat   and   booking
luated   iny linger into the grinning skull of the
(uired.l late lamented.    Here is the last son of
'   ' a   dog   that
tipped his
I all.
Imagine my, well, consternation, at
least, upon returning to my tent to fiui
that wretched old russet colored diaper
one had missed her count and forgott«i
the dusky daughter who appeared to be
perfectly satisfied with the proceedings.
My young interpreter, in broken English, punctuated by many grins, inform
ed me that, marriage contracts in that
particular tribe wore often entered into
through the medium of some such mis
erable wedding present, and in my case
even a measly bean pot would be con
side red quite legal.
Here was I hooked up fnr life to a
dark bay damsel whom I had never seen
before, whose language I didn't under
stand, and to whose family I had not
oven been int rod need, and what was
more embarrassing, the chief engineer
wa- expected to arrive any day. What
a predicament for a modest, innocent,
assuming church member to find lum
self in. There was my wild, unkempt,
picturesque     bridelet,     do    untaught
d:iiiLrliter of a  BavagQ  r.a f warriors.
coyly enjoying every moment ni my con
stem a tion, while I could only explain
the awkward situation to her through
an interpreter.
interfered   with   me."     [to       This gentleman was in (lately dOS
Id  felt   hat   back,  scratched   patched     to    the     Indian     camp."   and
•d   man
hi- shaggy ^^^^^^^^
"guessed lie could do most as well witl
that stuff back to Moose .law," tun.. |
slowly round, and trotted along behind
me,  east wa irl   bound,
Shortly after tnnl notorious warrior.
"Sitting Hull," had ceased from annoying our American neighbors, various
armed bands of his people, called bv
courtesy     " war     part ie-,''     wandered
reflectively, and I broughl back with him a brother of the
.*.-» «., «r„n «"flk'maiden, who was 'he;,  returned to the
paternal   "teepee,"    with    Diy   compli-
ments and  regrets.
"SEC."
mirror which can be moved by the hand.] north of the Imaginary line to try and
An artificial horizon is usod on land ; worry unsuspecting survey parties, ■ ■'
where the surface is irregular. Fnr thisj particularly any loose "tenderfool "
purpose a little tray of mercury is often I that might happen along on the plains.
is not possible in tho An-1 I remember upon one occasion ben;;
the temperature would j in charge of a small party, running h
trial line across the Snuris plains.    We
were delayed by a big storm, almost a
hurricane,   south   of   Moose   Mountain.
| odor which was not there when I turned
A thick mist in my tent wns finally
seed has produced   moro   than   doublet of tbe hori7,on.
1; but thi
tarctic, whei
freeze  the  mercury.
It  must bo  remembered  that during
their sledge journey  to the south  the,
party will have the sun at their backs.' 1 awoke with tho sense of some subtl
i.e., in the north, and that tho sun will
roach its own highest point in the
heavens on December 22nd, the mid- attributable In a tall handsome savage
summer day of the Antarctic continent. Uquatted on his hunkers, calmly waiting
The summer period—the period In 'or M|C 1o wake up. The bouquet came
wliich the sun is visible—lasts from partly from a huge pipe of "kill-i-ki-
September 22nd to March 21st. It nick," that vile concoction made of
should be noted that Captain Scott does willow bark, and partly from the noble
not intend to start his journey tn the warrior behind the pipe, who wns in-
south until some time in October, thus dustrioualy fouling the atmosphere while
allowing tho sun time to got well ^learjl  was wrapt in  thc slumber of guile
! less innocence
ONE of tbe attache- of the American
Embassy at London; tells a story
wherein Mi. hael Joseph Harry,
the poet, who was appointed a police
magistrate in Dublin, was the principal
figure.
There was brought before him an
Irish-American charged with suspicious
conduct. The officer making the arrest
stated, among otber things, that the
culprit was wearing a '' Republican
hat."
" Does your honor know what that
means?" was the enquiry put to tho
courl by the accused's lawyer.
"II may be," suggested Harry, "that
it means a hat without a crown."
POLICE COURT "ROOF GARDEN"
On the top of the West London Police
Court a fine "roof garden" has been
cultivated by the housekeeper. .Mr. Ed-
war 1 Swift, ln spite of the absence of
the sun the roof garden is a bJnze of
color,
53 THK  HOSMER   TIMES
CRIPPLED BF
H
Buttered Ibrtui
Toot
r|*iHE wearing «,l mourning iu Bnglfisd esaynaa-equeut upon the
~ liuil -l'riiii-a-ii.
Away    The
J'ain.
letatli ol King Edward VII.. baa exerted a wide-spread
influence iu favor of blank anei black an.l white tbat
will lc* felt for Beveral iiie>nihs. Strangers visiting London
tec-, eiieiiueo,i to wear black because otherwise tliey were disagreeably eaonupicuouu.    (en,* American woman who. not pro-1 the niotd  fa-Minuting little fitted  waiettoat  of  bright   bl
and wwheed ••! ttet it ie qpoto tatm te predict thee, befure |
winter it wiel   bave   betaine   »l   only   ptmsibW   bat   even
attratjti-re .
The1 ..'mt that a» uc,rc/ehi,e<i. iate the hkich gowns in most I
cleverly eiealt with,    it ie nev«r te be noticed in tbe rout i
er *c*iut. hat en the waiteat, eeh'i ies hands er feUts, or waist*
| eoat, it it, west  becomingly pktied.      One of the smartest
street suits for early autumn   and winter is of  blae-k  light  j
weight a-lu'ch; flee, sccirt, short and narrow, iu finished with a j
broad  bene c of bkaak satis headed with black braid in two ■
widthSj one very narrow anel one quite wide.    The jacket,
hip length, has also a baud of satin beaded witb the braiding,
and  there are broad,blaek  satin rovers.     The gown  is  Rot I
so sombre as it would be without the satin, but, none the less, j
is all black and would be perhaps dull looking were it net for !
flBgjSHSEBBSHSKSK
.% '.*. .*>. .ta, .'a, .1. .". .t, .♦» .t.-.ta, „f,
v a ■ .*.l weih ce black gown, went t'e ihe play attired in light
the famous fruit ^ blue, snun lie-.-ceccu- see painfully conscious that she was the
■ only woman in tlie e-citire- house wearing a color that she left
before the piece wees over. It has been sai.l that ill conse
quence of the enforced wearing of black an outburst of most
vivid colors will follow, but that remains to be proved, and
the dressmakers cue* busy turning out the smartest of all
black and black und white gowns that are su fascinatingly
becoming tbey are e-.'ctaiti tee tee copied.
Never were I he-re so many bllick satin gowns worn, lhe
coat anel skirt costumes especially, and it is remarkable how
many different kinds eef black satin there are. Some have
a   bright   lie.:*lc. others n  ele,'I:  then soene of the gowns are
"Fi uit-a-tivrs,
n  c   •
sei'cu:1-   r. ie.. |y ever  discovered for
-■ i     .--. .
■ '': i ::-.t-e.,. ■ •• i,y j;„ marvellous
action on tr..- bowels, kidneys and
skin, )ei-,-ve-iiis the accumulation of
lie Ariel, which causes Rheumatism
anel Hu,, by kt-e ps te,e_- bluoi5 pure and
Mrs.   Walte ,-   Hnnper,   0f   Hillvlew,
Ont., sa- -c "1 ..,.; c.-u: from .-. vi re
Kheumaiism, lott the use of my right
arm an i c -,e..c n -i eio my work. Nothing I    :-.-• until  I took "Prult-a-
Hv«   '   . . . this i ledicine cured me."
'f       il c-.     abject to  Rheumatism,
e-'ece'1 I     .    : .e severe alien-;; comes
I'll bet', re tiylng "Frult-a-tlve s"
T»he   :      e fruit t iblets now and tic is
I'Ce  > i, .,■   ...     icks.
I    ilt-i - Ivc-s" ts sold by all dealers
'■■-' •      ■■ '        li for I..- '.ce. or trial box,
'  be obtained from Fruit-a-
tlve.-   Limlti d   Ottawa.
w
!.  X   POLICEMAN
cc  enterprise.   Lol  An
A   WO
'ITH   tt
c , c*      bus   dee eeleil   to   test    the
■ jccilc! .     uf ;e   woman  *■ police
mail       * ne-  i    ■ be ui med  w c-.h a re-
volvi'l -HI*    Ce    l-cedee-.      She
u ill . ui - i uudei ii,,-   ujier- isiou
,,i tlie ... , - ,,,11,.,. Bul mc- won 'i
wen mi not  jusl   \ e-t. :.;
In p0| ce •. -i.e- will be- ;c "plain
.loll,, . ,  worli will ileal most
ly with boys ai girls, dunce halls, mov
ing |,„ ; ure -i s, and penny arcades.
K.-.-.-i.- i.   -i.e- ee-c:c,i-.j e.f  Baltimore
begun :■ i' o> ■ ii ■ I foi the appuiutinenl
of c, irnnni ce oflleer. Thus far theii
efforts have ■  t" naught. There have
been similar :..- e-jcu-tci-c in other cities,
I,i,i il i-i* rei . : nd for Los Angeles i"
,,,,! i|,,■ scbe me -- lest. Most big e ities,
including I . I ule-lphiu, leave their wo
in,.,, probation eellicers. They h-i*e- cclsu
their police matrons. Tbese wonieii have
deei,,. exceller.l service—that iiie-n '-"i'l !
-; ,;i, ;,« wi I! r l'i'-.*- liie-''. Whether
ihi'  woman  •' .-.epper"  uf   Los   \ngeles|
will provi  ; cess remnins to lee- seen;
l.ut -,'j„. esperiiiiei I c- --: suflicieiit inter
est  i.i i-i ,,i   wale liing.
UNIQUE SWIMMING MACHINE     ■
ASWIW.MINti  machine thnt  can  be
packed  in an ordinary traveling
I.;,.;  ami   v. •ii'lK only ten  i ne..-
hUE j„ .:■  inve  ted  ley  ci   frenchman "i'
tl -,, ;' i ■ ■■ nier,    I! combines some
of the principle - of the- catamaran, the
power boat. . : the bicycle, ecu,I enables
tbe cese-r ice md-,. faster progress
through ll.c wcc.ci- than l.v swimming. It
can be used wcci, safety by a person who
min.io -w im. and mokes il possible tu
travel i-elalivi l.v I.eng distances iu the
water witboul exhaustion. 'I lie swim
mer lees ecu i. - -toiuiich on a connect
leinte.l neetccl llollts,
pedals a*
under the
moire. This is separate from the eoat, which can be worn
without it if so desred, is fitted us carefully as the waist,
is open just a little at the throat, is fastened with fancy
buttons, and it certainly uiake-s the gown a hundredfold more
elaborate ia effect. -Verise and a bright green aand au odd
shade of yellow* are all fashionable if coiior be desired, aud
if a womun wishes to dress altogether in black it is a relief
to know there is seeme way in which a too tiresome monotony
can be avoided.
Not aa absolutely new fashion is the band of satin around
the bottom of the skirt, but it is at the moment a popular
style for the more elaborate street sostumes, and is sejon on
the all  satiu  skirts as well as on the eloth—not only  the
plain bauds into which is gathered the fulness of the skirt,
I but  the  straight skirt  with  no falnes*  is  also  linished  iu
; this  way.    When combined with cloth it is certainly most
, effective, and the latest information vouchsafed is Ihat for
! the wister the same fashion will be carried out in  velvet
j instead  of laatiu, while satis aud velvet will  be extremely
I smart.
I       The fashions of Ihe moment are so extraorelinarily ceein
! ple.x that it is most difficult in any way fo distinguish what
■ is -ittractive from such a mass epf eoutral ction, and con
sei'vative taste bag hard work to hold its own. but here and
j there are to be secu models which display unbroken lines mil
marred by the introduction of too glaring contrast* e-ilhor in
material or  color, and   when  black   in  chosen  there  is  less
; e'c.ngei* of one's taste being led away into strange Iields eef
color and secfleot. Nothing siuipli*r m,r smarter can be found
than the aceoreliou plaited and   tucked   voile   de   soie*   gowu
, trimmed with blcu-k satin anil ecru laoe, the skirt short, but
lent   oxcigem'.riita'dly   short,   and   the   waist   tight   tittisg,   the
J plaits   held   down   by   the   broad   bands   of   satin   over   the
■ * liouhleei-b, grossing back and front,.    An especially becoming
| style has the braid bands crossed at the back and falling lo
the hem of Ihe skirt, forming iu fact the bnedt of the gown,
, the frout being linished with a wide baud of the satin. The
] gown   is  inconspicuous save  for  its  marked  simplicity  and
beauty of line.    This is a new model that is most popular.
Elaborate bodices are almost all made at present with
sleeves which finish either just above or just below the elbow.
The majority of the new designs have high collars, and all
without exception have the flat shouUcr and the broad
draped girdle. They are trimmed with lace, bands of satin
and applique embroideries, soniotimes of quite large and
showy design. They are in the same color as the costume
with whieh they are to be worn or in some softly harmonizing shcie,c or io black, the last wheu thc costume is trimmed
with black. One of lhe fashions of tho hour is to have
almost or quite all the trimming of the blouse on the foundation bodice, the outer blouse being merely a transparent
and -perfectly simple garment through which the under trim
liiing shows. The most popular materials for these bodices
at present are voile de soie. miroir de soie, tulle, plain and
embroidered, and unusual designs in net.
Those bodices ofl'er an opportunity for using up small
bits of fine trimming which is effective in color and desigu
even when it is not entirely fresh or wheu the lace, for
instance, may have been mended. As squares of lace and
bands of trimming are used under the transparent material.
defects wliich would be apparent without this shield are
entirely concealed. Thus strikingly handsome garnitures
which are a bit tarnished or otherwise not quite perfect can
verv well lie- utilized.
White Satin Gowu  Veiled with Black Mousseline
-■I  nc cJtm'U
I'liere is it ke
; '•'" :tinS ""■' ,ll;i'.,'",,!! briude-.l cr embroidered, while oth
I,  the  rear  ileal      I l.ese   ,„,. :ll|suh|U.lv    bi
,, a straight '■'"»■"•■ i,|)Mls :,,,. ,„,„.,. »
last  autumn and winter  hnvin
in-j   '»'"'
lend   e-, il!i
oil ci bicy,
tube-, and
mechii nisi
ktv-p tic
The fioct  Itoat  i- swiveled ami eurrl0si iast  autumn  and winter  having  pa
a   tin   whicli   serves  as   a   rudder.        "   tromelj-   scant,   both   skirl   cine!   coat,  an.I
wueeel.-n  tear is edso connected with Uie   .u.v^^ (fi  ., |c„,,th that  renchejs midway I
propellei  b    u   una of suitable geiirma
stf thai b.\ a:"     ately p" liing mi1' pull
ing  cc,  Hce*   bar  Mie  swimmer  euii  us-, £0       fu], t(| w, SHtjgflu,t,,n  ,|„v ,„„,, |„,
si*d   his  legs   in   propelling the inai-liine    o( ^lh] nnJ ^ b|   wfl, ;,||t    • ,^ |)aa |jeeu a|roudy stttte,|
 —— there i> a strong efl'oel being made to bring in the old-fashiou-
COL0KF.L  FINED  FOR  A  KI.SS      ed soft, lustreless silks in place of black satin, hut the former
p, GLONI-U. I'ATHCAKT DEUPSTBB,   j« ""'  l",i"l.v s« becoming a  coat
In considering the fashions for the autumn, color occupies
a most important position.    It is some time now since Paris
was  startled,  if  she  really  ever ean   be startled,  with   the
vivid colors which Paul Poiret introduced in his straight up-
and-down eccentric frocks.    I'oiret claimed that to make a
gown  worth while,  to give  it  a  really distinctive touch,  it
must  have ri smart, note of color, and a color so vivid, more-
[ over, that it  would be hard to forget it.    At lirst the other
,„,i  Ihese  l\ie majority,.'P^p","> "! m'U' '" P«is were perfectly willing that Paul
- '   i oiret should carry out Ins ideas of color just as he saw fit.
but they would not follow.    Thi*- past spring they began tn
ln.il-      -it-     t I.,.     ,..il>...     nnnnfa       .Iiii-     ...-il.     T..     . 1      i>   '■        i  .
eii   into   uhliviun
1.1 (      _ | ii uu  iiuw  i iiv v  ;ii r aueiutj  u   .
ceceaory color, are now the heighl
ri- made witU short skirta ami ti
liii'iuii...  lia'i.uth, the. long coat of m .,        , , ,    ,       * , ■ ,   ■ ,   ,  *.
^    i look nt the color question a  little with Pan]  Poiret s eyes
I -•■  titthiff  flB^ "ow tll0-v are sce'nS lt -iust -',s he does— vivid tonos/es-
ilbow and   lu,,'i:i,!-v whl''1 1,!,f',t :,k; i,n aceceaory color, arc now the heigh
wrist, those coats are very smurl li' well made and ut' good
material, the fashion not being adopted Lo Ine limited income, Cor tt> be satisfnetmy they must  be of a good quality
TALK
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THI F. F. De.LI.EY OO., LIMITED, Hamilton, Or
COI.ONI-.le   '    A
:,  i.-iiieel eii-iii.T iitlie.-i-r, «bo was at
Hi istul   mi  Monday, Uneil -l'
.-(.e*i> for  ', I*--.; ,' a e|ecciie*.*cti
ce   slie-l-.   I'l.-ci-i.-.i   ces   cm   ext-USi
.-ouilece-i   thnl   In-   liei'l   injured   In
by  falling "ixt.v   feel   over ti  preeipice
tiie-  result  I" iiica  thai  en  tun.-- he
D0(   .,. ,'uulll    for   Ilis  Cll'tieell*.
NO COMPLAINT
.lijiiletl'itl   cl
tin
111   Cllicl    lt    is
etici[i|'i  will biiee.eed,
'rice three piece costuine iu black satin is certainly ti.s.*t'ul
......    n   cuiel sitmrl and will lee- e-nciie-'l I'eec- the- winter iii pectin liuis-hecl
f01,   liis I blach  cloth-   lhe  late  :i ie•,■ 141 n  inoeeols,  if  not   too eceeutrie,
lie-ccel   being tccke-ii as models.    The tlue-c piece suit i> morn apt t"
lee wlceet it i^ ,-celle-ei, ilei-e-c pice'.-, thau what it was last season,I
ronlciI whon Mu* ccl'.iit  and waist  in one were selected,    N'ow w:lj^l
cei,el shirt ine' eeliinist in\;ilicilely chosen, for il  In* been proved liccti for a gowu to In* worn e\-,iii ;,  i icie-i-c.' i*c ilic great  i
est  advantage in lei-iuje able ice wear differenl  w:ci-i*c.    Most
I'asc-iiiiiting cic the  waists of laee ;e-ce|  fancy  uel  veiled  in
"1   ivini'ii'i   nh,*.   -o  many   ;.. - a. j. I a -   iu-   black voile ele- soie, "ill, ihe- lower purt of the waist of satin
msi on keeping dogs thut are no good 1"   |„  s.,rt   folds, on  the  plan of ce  high draped  bodice.     Han.I*
••We-!!."   suid   lice-   proprietor   of   the   0j- ,|M. sl,i;,i.  which e-.-nc  lee-  ice  color el' so desired  under Hi.
vilJa^e-    lee,Iel.      •!    cclevei.e*    ci*-e-|e   ce    ie-«     \,\-A,-k   voile,   cm,   over   ilee-   - llc.lllcle-l*-    cell.I     finish   111,.'   c*ie'e*\e'S.
dog*   hi
take   le
re.lllt'eelt   te.   See     e-
;ular withoul  l<ie-
pay any board.'
Bed. Weak, Wearr. Waterr *T**r
JUIleved By Murine Bye Remedy. JTT
Murine Kor Your JSye Trou».e». TV*
Will Like Murine. It HooUoef. Wc Al
Tour Drugglste. Write Kot Bye BooEA.
Free.   Murine Eye Remealy Co.. Torenva.
Dr.Martel
"s Female Pills
SEVENTEEN YcARS THE STANDARD
Pr.evcieceel     .eel    c -. ■•ceieiei-leelecei     IC     .'iic.M,    ci.
luenla,  ft   ee-l.-cililie vice   prepared   reeieci.   e,t  proeee
ea-orttc      The   reee'i,'   from   their   ei^fc   ie  quick   .1.''
permanent,  l-'-er H.Ie   .1 e.11 elreeej alorei.
OALBDO:
Mv    Kle.c:     ie
'Te-e.   .-celil V.
I*'„r  though   I'd
,-IAK CAUTION
celcin'    Si-eel
lh to tell
iuvc her shure :.-.*.   lot,
She-   ll   lie.	
1   -eeicl     ■• Will  ;,
Sh.-  ccic-'v, red
1  pressed  hce :  '
.-l„-   ~cc„!:     ■ !
,i: hi'i'i'l'.
en iny sweetheart  In-!
" lleee.l-'    Vou    nl'
Do  vein   cure   leer   !"
liullU    iee'll.''
'• Wheel :   lee, . ':    ■
mi Line,,   conl   III mil ? " 1
She Miid    ■' 1
1 asked  her:  " »
Sc ,           1
rarui  1 lie c u
.11   eocc   be   lie.-.    I'll-1'- "
oulelllll   * ' '
"I	
She-   ,11-1:    ■■   '
e-Thetl   le-ll   nc. .   1
■'.Si-,.:'    I'll'll-.'
,c,!i ci  1..' Hn-  -pri   .-
'li   lee e-1 Ice   lie ''   '
,,c\    1   l"C\    Ihe    1 I11J! !' '
iursi-l'," -c*    she
Before   lln   i h
St.  ilil.-- '   '■ ■
'1 he-   pill -eon   11
ii.    c.uise.  1  ■
■ -I steps  wc -I. oil.
i]
CC-   1 e'   1    W'e ell 11! 1
id:  '■ 1   will."
Hnl   who ,
The-   ice-cic st   ll
Will     - ist    le.   IIIIU
'•I  woiildiiu  -e
■ i„ Klo's reph
cd  she'd ;_"•
cum  eniitiousli.
Y     1     II    Id."
'Hum.' is ii narrow round ur pointed yoke nud collar ut' luce I
made ns tniMspart'til ;ts possible, ami ihis is not veiled \\i!li
ih,. blaek. Sa pleverl.v are tli- folds of materia] draped on
the waist that thc effect is the same as though waist aud
skirl were ail in "in*, and the gown can he worn without lhe
coat. Clare inns, be lakea thai the fulds :t:-' ii'-i tno Llilck,
fcir that is unbecoming \n the Jijjurr.
um* of the newest models fur :. coat of satin or cloth is of
i,i|i length, with stnii^hi toil half-fitting buck and front.
This lias a baud of braiding and embroidery around rhe bot
torn of the coat aud down either side in front. The fronts
are caught together with fancy ornaments, It is quite new
and smart] but gives :i line thai is uol always becoming, nnd
consequently \- often modified by haying the trimming only
dowu the front. If, however, it is possible, the embroidered
baud it round the jaekel is invariably chosen as lhe smartest.
There is nol sit marked a change in the «-i>;iis ns the skirl-
of me street costumes. The 3trnigl.il elVecl hack and from
is -;ill fashionable, ami it is only thai there is more slmj-iiiL;.
in a curving at the sii.1-,' vermis -the fashionable figure always*
hriiiu extremely slender, lmt al tli- same time more rounded
than angular.
Oni
tin-   1.'
Ion   .nt   ami   short   corsi
I" i gowns ami coal s to y
appearance demanded.
It  is mosl   interesl in:
! this slender effect  i« o|.-
■ \v advocal e ;i n est rot
entirely upon tin- cu
uired .-ti-iiii'lii ami -lc
ie mar\ oIIour
p|j   tin-   U'.-'iriM-
unit-   lmu
tlie   [jOW-
IS by no means thill. All seams arc straight in effect, for all
lineo ure perpendicular, bul us vol it. requires the skill of a
i-levcr dressmaker tt. carry  out   :1m-  idea.     But   in  ilsHf the
fashion  i-  nol   -<-  invoked, and  with :t  :: I,  porfed   fittinfi
paltern   il   will   !"■  quiti1   possible   before   .\ nter  nt**  iu   for
even   .vuiituu '     km  \   hitM   her winter --.'it t-liall !'»■ mud*-.
I ill) (4   .elvel   i-  i" i"- e.vtrenielv fashiouable tlnfl winter,
uol \: iiHOfni'Miei   black  velveteen and corudroy will again
nr, lmt for 1 he :■'■■-. - i tueli •■ utei \nte can "nly i"'
lalked about, while cloth :«'■! tl;< lighter weights of Herges
and camel's h    r ure chosen in pre pa : lioi   for the lirst coo!
■ ::;•■ "i nut nmn,    \' Mi \ont, voile, i hi'Ton. foulard, laci
'itui all tlir light, cool inalerinls are fa? more popular, l-'on
lanl, ivhile emphatieall^ e sum mer fahrie, will this soo Hon be
worn late in the autumn, for i In- tie wesl design* hnve a black   of  Mylo.    I *h rk  costumes,  iiii- autuiuu,  will   have a  I
ntii     round  with  onh   :>  rmnW  pattem of white, and  thai   luuchol contrasting color introdueed ufteutimei1 iu the r.... (. .    ,,
quite I'ai ii in rl ii   tue rlesign   --■ ihat tlm effeel  '•■  much more   or Iheir Irunni ugs.    The  idea of conibluiug  iiuut.v  tones of, 'l.1*51}'.0-}'        .:    ,'"'     ' ''
ol  .i *; ' i   Limn 'i foulard,    '-".i- of the latest  fashion* i>- the   nni' coloi is n^i nearly so fasljionuble ns i; was,   The mum
id <■'  lace 'in u-l.itp muslin, Mie oj.cn  | t-uh  ol   rough cheviot; lor iustauee, i>* quite us apl  lo ha\
Gcwn oi' White Laco ami Black Satin
LINKS  WITH  THE   PAST
Some Old People Wlio Knew Other Old
People Who Recalled Great Events
THK London Times has revived aa
interesting correspondence which
appeared    in    its   columns   a    few
years   ago   under   this   title.     Some   of
the examples  furnished  by  correspondents are verv striking.    Mere ure a tew;
"0. P, C." writes:  'MollU  Rotlo was
born   in   1700,   created   a   peer   iu   IT'.'ti.
and attended Queen  Victoria's coronn-
tion   in   his  old  age.     His  second   wife
died in  lSiii>.    Thus the joint   lives of
husband and wife lasted l.i"> vears. (!>.'»>
note  in   W.   H.   Wilkins's   "".Mrs.   Pltsa
borbert    and     George    l\'.."    vol.    2
jp. !7i>).
j     "It  is difficult  to re'ili.e how wide a
gulf muy be bridged over by two lives.
, Possibly some hale old ce-iteinirian still
exists who can recollect sitting, a little
i child, oa the knee of another equally
; hale, and hearing from him his personal
j recollections of the events following the
. death of Queen Anne,
•'Let me add two iiiHtnnces of links
with the past which may interest sonic
: of your readers,
"1. Lord Brougham, who died *, I
: think i   in   1807,  heard  his grandmother
relate   all   the   eireumstaue.es   of   King
Charles the first's execution as they
; had been related to her by au eye wit
; ness.
"L\ Thei.' must be still living .\lagda
] leu men who remember President Kouth
ul- 1885), who himself remembered see-
j ing Dr. Johnson at Oxford, remembered
also, as Mr. Godley tells us ('Oxford in
I the Eighteenth Century," p. ."(-")), undergraduates   being   hanged   uu   'Gownsman's Mallows' in Holywell street.'
Mrs.    Flora    Annie   Steel,    the    well  |
' known   novelist,   writes:   *;My   grand*
j mot her. wlio died in   1872, in  full possession  of  her  faculties,  used  to  botlst
i that  her grandfather  was  twelve years
| old wheu Charles 1. WUS beheaded.    She
I said   her   father    was    born    when   his
I father   was   ia   his   eighty-second   year,
| ami   that   a   Gaelic   song   was   made   to
I commemorate   the   event.     She   herself
was born in her fat her's sixty seventh
j year.
The Uov, Dunie] Radiird writes: • My
| great graaufather was born in the reign
\ of diaries 11. If this savor of till
t tiquity.   it    i*   partly   explained   by   my
being more than half through my eighty  j !ll(1(it   w\\\
third year the youngest child but one
! of my father, who had ten children, and
. who  was himself the youngest   but   one
of twenty live children by the younger
of  two  wives.
• • l'\"' writes:  "The late  Lord Mian
- ilic told the writer that   iu   IM-I John
['.right  went to Mrudshaw in Lancashire.
to shulte hand- with ... llorro.-ks' aged
' 105, whose father had *een Cromwell."
Horrocks' son,  had married  wh vor
eighty, and the following venr had this
long liv e<l   son.     Thus  twu   lives  over
Ittppead Cromwell  uml  Victoria. ,,,  ,,.,„. ,  ,.,,.,, ,„„ „„,.,,,,
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THE LARGE  TOAD
How He Left the Small Puddle and All
Kinds of ThiiiRs Befell Him
SOME ivis.' man enice' explained the
advantages of beinje- a large toad
in a  small  puddle, mul  his woi-iIh
were sj.i.-.-tl with wisdom.
If a  man of ordinary rapacity i-* e-ut
line; a   wicle  swath   in   I-i** own   village
lie sntiiilel lie* satislii'el with that.    If he
e-e'tie tilt' ItU'Il tlltlt lie.' i*> Cl Nd pilll'tlll. e'!||i
Cllele' eel' llttl'IK'tillg a I leiil inn cellel e-Ne-ll
ing a strong iullue'iii-e- upon anv e-eeiic
nutnit.v,   tlcc   i-hniiees   an-   then   lie   will
ll'poillllllfllt.
,\ geeeeel ma iiy yea rs agee there was a
icMvyi-1^ in a small Kceccseiv town who
ftfnnd ll,.- sl.'el.ling exedllent, says the
Kiiipni-ia OllKOtte. lie* wees a good talk-
eriind was reasonably talented anel be
i-aiiti'  i|niti'  popular.    The   loe-cil   papers
devoted    hlderiilile  spare   to   his  do
ings I  lie was elected attorney, and
lliings came liis way beautifully. That
was twenty years agee and In- was then
cu i thirty years uTil.   Had In- remain
i'i| in cl seven lev nine I lice I I lo- c--"ls were
providing   witu   n   grateful   heart,   he
llleer ul ill (ecutiou ol e 'InuK-s
••'nn- eldest   brother of  tho  late
tcipiiretl a mv.'IIc.I h
the.I   Ice was lei,ling Ihsi     This
islliel   ivhile-  lie  ii'iiieliae'il    worlll   |
lltillowity 's I 'on
.it lev I lie' roots.
 ney   out   of   I ho   bnmjtl
I'liie-ago.   whore   a   mau '
weeulel   havo  a   e-llcinc't'.
Au    l']tlMniti;i    W'eituclll
well stricken thai sin
safety razors, was a
Kansas-town  when tin
joying liis greatest pi4
Iv she  was  visiting
part of Oklahoma, ami
driving, with a fi-ietiel;]
Thoy emtio lee ee e-lu'eeji
anel stopped there anil aslitl
of water,    'fhe  lat-me'i-_■«-]■.
een.l   botlt,   ami    loolci'.lj
old, looked at  the  Bn
teiilly. ami aslccit her
cc 'i Sii-cciiiiici IVriwinlile
n 'I  once liv in the
referred tee.     \  lew
the fuel  thai  the- von
an aspiring lawyer of th]
wenl clean broke in i'hi
Wretched  life  foi   yeeirsj
tho edges of the law
perionee leach  all  -S
nnd made him lis. eelfl
he    was   av   c-cciililW
I he.ugh he- had Ilii-Ym,,hwj
before
talents
l-'ltzt
Mr.  K.
Iiis sho
l-.e-'l    ll|e
I'l   he
,   whie-li   iv
;'   la   the   he
town.    Such j liitioiis   people   who   lia\e|
larger Held.  - elusion  Hint   Iheir  Id
tint lot'ic  hi" . tcne small fen- lliem,
Ha
ll!
mm *
i 'a,',*'c um.-xI"
'•"■mt *, n'*5, ■
J-Hi|e t;' i
ee-   h lie III  [intt ■   i cited ale ilu- pattern!  Ileal look like Veen, j i|. .,,,.,!,, ,,,- brtiadclet
' :.-'  I-i-'- in design,    'this i" cclw-ccys veiled with black  voile   violet.    Th"   vogue  l'i
11 ; cl is newer tl  lace -eii-l i* eelsie combined svil.li   season where black w
lc'-i'. the. - .ke. c.ei.i collar, unveiled, being eef ll.e lnce, while   black gown uud the c:
nil  the '--  er  trimming  is  of embroidery,  veiled  wilh   voile   for lhe autumn.    .\e
de --.:e- .cd eliilTmi. : h,,c |,.    .   mure  I'otchic
In order to gain lhe desired effect eel' scantiness in silk or        'i'lio*colors must  t'::--leie ble t'eer ihe- full
'I'" greate -I c taken in llu* eon    it  is tne coal anel .'skirl  sui, cu- the e  pic"
writes: - -1 ant one nf
is ,md cuffs in I'uwii color as in I u 'few elderly Oxonians' who knew or
■ hi  colors   i-   verv   notable  in  cc   suw Dr. HoutIt between sixty and seven
ill occupy s.e promiiieul 'a pluce, feci- I lie M v vears ago.    cVear Carfax iu Is *., my
alack and white gowu are style lenders  tutor  poiuted   oul   a   venerable  *.- -nl I.*
I suielv this is good a,-us, for there i*-1!'  i" lhe High street.   'Thnt,' In- said,
-.; than a study iu I.lack and  white.        'is Dr. Routh.    lie i- ninety yours old,
iniiii-. whether  and wctlks li\.' miles every day.'
In-.-, cue first|    "! 'i'i'.'-' ,"1''- l'1'"'" ""' 'Quarterly Ke-
'el
thi
a foundation or underskirt black, next grey, then auy nf ihe new blues ur the eepiull.
is f-lieed ns tight as possible I'ashiociai'l" purple shades, Koyal blue is in gnod style and so | Iced;
i short distance I.chew tin- : Bra Mlivy, |ieacock blue- cenei celse', a very, very dark blue known ; I'lia
straight   tlceuice-e of th,* ma  ; llt> eurbeau blue,    In tin- (iut-|ele' tones we have the very fusil- ' Oxf
y and huckleberry, as well as the pru
tcrial nud eee- ii.es falls the- siraiglit skill or tunic, (luished I ionuble elderl
•villi -.. wide l'"i ■     li' lh.' Ii-..s arc teeo trying Hiei the' tunic   mauve shaeies.
is sliaped to be shorter in ihe    front   or   lhe   back  and   the!       'I'he   curves  *lieew
enei.o fulness in the way   of sc-aat box ph-ats wide J platinum slimlcs beii
lhe
ml   pleigu
ml
of  KS7.S  thai   In.  Routh  knew
whose   mot her   remembered   King
■s II. walking in llu* ' Parks' eel
d eluriiier I lee' year of the great
■ ia  London.
i pail.
-I
'I'll!
.Ir
many   varieties  eef  tone
g extremely fashionable.    As an after-1     A   Simple   and   Cheap   Medicine.—A
who  is  uee;   jnutli of e-haciioe-h-r. we have many bright pinks, but llie-see are   simple, cl p. uml effective medicine is
I effect, a* though tin' tunic were   purely among the accessory colors. something io In'  desired.    There  is  nee
e across  lhe   front   and   tie   el   lhe  side In   I lie'   yellow  tones  uuicli  maize*, .-eiuaiy  and   beige  will ' medicine so effective a regulator of the
III'--    'I'll'1   lower  part   of  the  waist   i*   be used, not only in combination with brown, bul with black   digestive  system   as   Parmolee's   Vege
lrnped, the folds going around Hu- ligure, not up uud down,   aid   with  gr '.    Amber and  old  gold  will  be  fashionable  table  Pills.    They are simple, thoy are
I ihe material can either bo drawn tiLiht ice give as small | colors lie use  I'm- pipings ce.nl  insets, as well as e-aineee nud   cheap, tin-*'  can  be got anywhere, and |
_'h    le
I ell
a waisl measure as possible-, eer. like the eelnssie- draperies,
be left loose to quite hide the effect ol' any waist aud make
the ligure vory nearly the same width at the waist line as ed
the hips. In description this fashion may appear impossible
fen the majority e,r' won , but already it is being so modified
saii-neii pctiic.    lieelie-lin. sky blue, nnd sevre blue an- modish  their beneficial action will prove their
ci^ecl   iu  ihis same  way.     And  then  there  el re  the   Paisley,  the j ret'Olllineaelatioll.      They   al"   I hi'   llleeli
Kast Indinn ami the' Persian colorings which an* decidedly cine of ihe poor man ami those who
the style, They are seen uot only in silks und satins, but i'n wi ' '-' "c "" eleu*i..*■..■' bills will do well I
ihe filmy ehilfons aud martruisettes. I in giving them a trial.
We guarantee the
perfect quality and
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used in
the manufacture of
SweetCaporal
Cigarettes.
I,
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IS A POPULAR CHOICE
TIIE    TIMES.    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
SENATOR     DERBY
OF   I.O.O.r.
HEAD
If Cheese King of Canada Has Long
Been Prominent In the Odd Fellows and Is Promoted From Deputy Grand Mastership — Was
Elected to the Commons In 1904,
But Gave Up Seat to Graham.
At    its 65th    annual    meeting    the
Grand   Lodge   of   the   Independent
Order   of   Odd  Fellows   of   Ontario,
v^hich  was held  in Ottawa recently,
Whose   Senator   D.   Derbyshire   to   be
its grand master for the coming year.
Senator Derbyshire hns been prom-
r        inent in the Odd Fellows for a long
' time and last year was deputy grand
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SENATOR DERDYSniRE.
master. He is very popular in the
order and the honor conferred upon
him by the Grand Lodge is very satisfactory to the members. He is known
as "Th-s Cheese, King of Canada."
For 20 years he "was president of the
Eastern Ontario Dairymen's Association and he has done more than any
other man to raise and maintain the
standard of Canadian-made cheese.
For years he was an active worker
in politics and a staunch supporter
i of the Liberal party. In 1904 he waa
elected to the House of Commons,
but later he resigned his seat to
open a constituency for Hon. G. P.
Graham, who was taken into the
Laurier Cab.net as Minister of Railways anl Canals. In 1907 Senator
Derbyshire waa appointed to the Senate of Canada.
V-.-trl
ajiid *
lies sf
Not So Popular Then.
Lieut. Shackleton is the hero of the
hour, in geographical circles at least.
The audiences which crowd the lecture halls to hear him tell the story
of his Antarctic expedition prove
that. But he himself contrasts the
present crowds with his audiences two
years ugo. before he became the fashion. It was in Scotland, and he advertised a lecture to be given in
I.eitb, telling of his personal experiences in the Antarctic Circle with
Captain Scott and Captain Wilson.
He drove down from Edinburgh at
tiie hour appointed, and found one
halt-drunken man, two old women,
and a half-dozen boys assembled as
"the audience." In despair, he went
back to his cabman and asked whether he would not like to come and
in and hear the lecture. The man
was grateful, but unappreciative and
declined, declaring he was quite comfortable where he was—i.e., inside his
cab, while the horse dozed between
the shafts. Eventually twenty people turned up, and the lecture was
delivered. Shackleton had spent £7
on the hire of the hall and in advertising, and the receipts he calculated
would be 20s. "No," said Mrs. Shackleton, "only a possible 18s., for I sent
tlie cook and the housemaid to hear
you, and that is 2s. off, as they had
your cards, marked 'Free'."
Son Beheads His Father.
During his service on the Indian
Frontier, Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Will-
cocks, who is expected home on short
leave next month, has collected a
number of interesting anecdotes. One
of the best of these relates how eome
years ago, during a small campaign
against these marauding hillsmen, his
column was constantly annoyed by
the "sniping" of one individual who
stalked them day by day, relentlessly, and usually found a human target. Eventually one of the newly-
joined tribal levees with the column
volunteered to attempt to end the
trouble by stalking the stalker. His
offer being gladly accepted, the man
set off on his dangerous errand. Before many days had elapsed he returned with the head ot the sniper
in his hands and laid it at the feet
of Lieut.-Gen. Willcocks. When
asked how he hnd achieved his success, he answered, "I knew his ways,
sahib." "Why? Was he a friend of
yours?" asked Willcocks. "No, sahib,
only my father!" was the man's surprising retort.
Westminster Museum.
A new feature of interest is to be
opened in Westminster Abbey. This
will take the shape of a museum of
Westminster objects and will be situ-
cd in an hitherto generally un-
vn part of the abbey buildings,
condition of this section until
quite recently has precluded its
being open.
Architecturally the part to be
opened is of great interest; for it
dates" frum the reign of Kdward the
Confessor and is one of the most remarkable examples of pre-Norman
architecture in England. Access is
gained lo these buildings by means
ot doors leading out of the eastern
side of tne great cloisters. They consist of a long, low Norman vaulted
substructure, destitute of any ornamentation or decoration, but utilized
us the basis for the subsequently
built dormitory of the Benedictine
monastery, now represented by the
chapter library and the great schoolroom   of   Westminster   school.
Tbe Silent Man.
"De man who speaks uuffln bul d«
simple truth." said Cucle Eben, "will
And ho much lo do In de way of lores
Dentin' au' medllatln' dat be ain
g'lneler bave much time fob talkin'.'
— Wasblugion Slur.
'-.      .Wes
I  a   i-*4"d
How   to   Prepare   the   Stuffing   and
Select the Covers..
In order to make sweet scented pil-
'ows, tirst of all the pillow stuiiinia
must he well dried. Lay the leaves on
flowers in an airy shaded room and
toss them about gently every day, that
they shall not collect moisture and
mold. When they are quite dry you
are ready to stuff the pillow. Take
enough raw cotton to fill one-half of
the pillow, tear it in small pieces and
lay it in a big pan and dry it out well
jn the oven. This makes a fluffy filling. Now mix the cotton with the
dri d flowers und leaves, fill up the
cushion of ticking and sew it firmly.
It is ready for the outer covering.
Of course, if you prefer it, you may
make a pillow of hops or rose leaves
or lavender alone, but it will not be
^o comfortable as the pillow that is
partly baked cotton, and, since you
want to put your hee.d on it, why not
make it comfortable? Hops must b.;
used by themselves, and so must
lavender. But one may make truly
delicious blends by mixing dried
lemon verb*na. rose geranium, rose
petals from the old fashioned flat
double pink roses; they are the sweetest sort.
Pine pillows hnve a refreshing
woodsy perfume, and fern leaves dried
have a delightful mysterious odor that
makes one rememb-r the belief of
childhood that one could put fern seed
in one's eyes and ever afterward
would be able to see fairies. Clover
iiakes sweet pillows, too, redolent ol
new mown hny. The common pink
■lover makes the sweetest sort, tiiougi.
white clover may be used.
As for the covers, choose something
distinctive and individual. A li.ttle
pillow of rose leaves arid lemon verbena, covered with rose colored linen
witli a little rosebud stenciled on it, is
most unusu .1 and charming.
For a hop pillow choose a linen
cover of dull green and embroider
your monogram in mercerized cotton
exactly the same tone in one corner.
The cover for a pine pillow might
well be of rough tan crash or linen
with a stenciled pattern of green and
brown on it, or else, with a smart
monogram—block letters—embroidered in brown in one corner.
Fern leaf pillows should be covered
with creamy linen, rather heavy in
quality, with green fern leaves embroidered or stenciled upon it. Make
the cover in the form of two squares,
considerably larger than the pillow,
and work long buttonholed eyelets
through both, lacing them together
over the pillow with a ribbon of dull
green. At the' corner where the ribbon ties slip two or three big green
beads on loops and ends.
To cover pillows a cover of the popular Russian crash in cool gray would
be appropriate, and if it is stenciled
lightly with butterflies or dragon flies
it will add to its daintiness, or it
might be embroidered in small, flat
squares in rose colored cotton.
The flower perfumed pillows will be
found useful for the afternoon on
lounges in the hammock. Slip them
under your head, and they will perfume your hair with just a touch of
delicate fragrance.
If you are troubled with insomnia
try the hop or the pine pillow—they
will help you to sleep if nothing else
wiU.
A JU-JU DANCE,
Breaking   It  Gently.
8he stood in the doorway, one hand
on the knob.
"Pupa, dear," she lisped, 'do you
know what I'm going to buy you
thith year for a birthday prethent?"
"No. darling," said papa, looking
up  from   his  papers.    "What?"
"Mentha, papa," answered the little maid, "a pwetty new china thav-
ing  mug with  gold  flowerth on  it."
"But," said the fond parent, "papa
has a nice one like that already, dear,
a very handsome one."
■   "Oh   no, he hathn't," replied   the
little girl;  "I've jutht dwopped it!"
A Thoughtful Gift.
Tom went out to buy a pair of
gloves for his sweetheart's birthday
present and to make a purchase for
his father. Of course he got things
mixed, as they always do in storieB,
and the young lady received a pair ol
heavy woollen men's socks with the
following note;
"Dear Helen,—Please accept these
tn consideration of my love for you.
Oh, that I were to be the only one to
see them when you wear them I If
youfind any difficulty in getting them
on, blow in them. Yours affectionately, Tom."—Success Magazine.
Salomon the Snow White.
Johann Peter Hebel, the German
poet wh i flourished in the early part
of the 19th century, had better luek
than has fallen to some greater poets.
He became a bishop and inspector
of schools He took pains with the
children. Once he asked a class
what Solomon wes famous for, but
none could tell. Pointing to the snow
outside in the hope that the white
(weiss) color might give them the
cue to the word weise (wise), he
said- "The snow is white. Now,
what was Solomon?" Came pat the
answer, 'Snow white I"
Settled Her Doubts.
At a certain fete in the north of
Kngland there was a captive balloon,
whieh, on payment of a shilling, you
•oultl get in and have a view of the
.urrounding country.
Nervous Lady (cbout to enter car
if balloon to attendant)—I say, my
-nan, is thcie any danger of this bal-
'con bursting?
Irish Attendant—Eist aisy, marm.
Don't you see it's fastened wid a
;able? And should it burst we could
insily pull you down.
Nervous lady steps into the car
-juite satisfied.—London Fun.
A   Permanent Thlnr.
"You have stated," said the badgering lawyer to a witness, "that you
were born in 1886 Now you say you
were born in 1887. That's an incriminating discrepancy, though perhaps
you may be able to explain it. '
"Certainly I can explain it." retorted the witness. "There's no incongruity there. I was born in 1886
and just stayed born. Why, I'm boru
yet."—Yjuth's Companion.
Not Congenial.
When man admires woman's stylo
And all her pretty graces
'Tis ead when ho starts making eyes
To And her making fares.
— Von ken statesman.
A West African Native Religious
Ceremony.
The glaring tropical sun beats down
fiercely on the half-baked earth, from
which rises a thick, choking dust,
caused by the shuffling oi many naked feet. To the accompaniment of
the monotonous throb of the tom-t'.m
a crowd of half-naked natives beat
time automatically with hands and
sway in unison with their bodies,
chanting the while a refrain which
has no apparent tune or any end.
Into the open space in the centre
bursts the ju-ju witch dancer. A huge
two-faced painted wooden mask encloses his head, and he is robed in a
gaudy costume of embroidered velvet
plush, while in his hands are two
fluttering fans. The mask, with staring goggle eyes, fixed mechanical repulsive smile, and painted rows of
huge cannibalistic teeth, advances and
letires, bowing to the assembled chiefs
who are seated in conclave apart from
the crowd.
Then, to the quickened beat of tomtoms, he pirouettes, twists, and finally whirls round in a mad orgie of
motion. Faster and faster go the
drums, and still faster gyrates the
spinning, whirling, human teetotum
in the centre, with its grinning gor-
gon head and gaudy robes. Tht l-.-o-
ple yell, wild with unrestrained excitement, and the dust rises, choking
and stifling in the burning sun. At
last, exhausted, the dancer stops, and
sinks into a seat, while spectators surround him and reverently lifting his
robe (they must not expose his hidden face) vigorously fun the hot,
breathless man. After a brief interval, during which the crowd indulge
in draughts of palm wine or petoe
(native sour beer made from maize),
the dancer again rises, and again performs the same dance with apparently undiminished vigor, and again
falls exhausted, to be fanned back to
life by h,s "seconds."
In reply to all questions as to what
aie his thojghts when he dances, the
dance*- replies that he has none, and
that he is not himself, but is possessed ot a devil, which enables hiin
to perform his weird revolutionary
antics.
SHOWS GREAT PROMISE.
Ottawa Gir: la Going to Be a Great
Artist, Say Critics.
Lovers of art who have seen some
of her productions prophesy a brilliant future for Miss Gladys Vickers,
of Ottawa. Her father, Harold H.
Vickers, has won fame in Canada and
the United States and finds it impos-
LITTLE KNOWN WEALTH
MISS OLADT8 VICKEBS.
sible to meet the demand upon him.
He is an Englishman, who came to
Canada 25 years ago. and was forced
to struggle for years before the merit
of his work won recognition. His
daughter inherits his genius, and is
fast becoming his rival in the world
of art. Her productions find a ready
market and ment with much praise
from critics.
With Apologies.
It your neighbors turn you down,
Keep a-smlllng.
If your mouth taslea dark red brown.
Keep a-smlllng.
If ynur friends keep, In their blindness,
Back Ihe mils ot human kindness,
There is other milk in lown-
Keep a cow.
-Cleveland Letter.
Side by Side at tho Seaside.
Athletic Blither - I Just dote op
Browning, dou't you?
Fair Bather-1 don't miud brownlnj
aa long as ll doesn't freckle.—Judge.
Rural Simplicity.
Tbe summer Doanler goes about
Without a hat or eoat or veot.
Compared lo him. without a doubt.
Th* farmer's lad is linely dressed.
Preferred the Meal.
There is a story told that during a
recent all-night sitting in the British
Commons a Liberal and Conservative
were eating breakfast at 7 a.m. trom
the same limited dish of bacon and
eggs, when the division bells rang.
"I'm hanged if I stir for that division," said the Conservative. "Then
I'll pair with you," said the Liberal,
with a friendly desire to relieve any
qualms of dereliction of duty on the
part of his political opponent. "Oh,
that won't do," said the Conservative; "the obligation tb vote sits
lighter on a member of the Opposition than on a supporter of the
Government." But the Liberal insisted on neutralizing the absence of
his opponent from the division by
remaining away himself. "Well, I
suppose I must agree," at last said
the Conservative ruefully; "but I
hoped you would go, so that I should
have all the bi.con and eggs to myself."
The "Silent Soldier."
Few living British soldiers hare
seen more service than Sir Ian Hamilton. The Afghan war of '78 gave
him his "baptism of fire," and three
years later he was present at Majuba
Hill, where he suffered a serious
wound. The chief successes of his
career, however, fell to him in the
last Boer campaign, where he earned
his lasting reputation. Then he accompanied the Japanese army
through Manchuria at the time of
the great war with Russia, and it is
interesting to recall that—always
excepting "Tommy Atkins"—he has
declared the Japanese soldier the
best in the world.
Strong, dauntless, energetic to a
degree almost superhuman, Sir Ian
Hamilton iB generally known in the
service as the "Silent Soldier." He
i» now fifty-six years of age.
Fatal Result ot a Wager.
While two Glasgow men were making a wager regarding their marksmanship, Joseph Wilson offered to
hold a pipe in his mouth for them to
fire at. Instead of hitting the pipe
one of the marksmen shot Wilson,
who died from his injuries.
Ho Would.
Molly—If you were a successful business man would you make your firm
Insure your life?
Coddle—What reason' have yon to believe 1 would not be as conceited as
any of them?
Father's Mistake.
"That youug man wlm bus been calling on you  for some time seems to
lack  ambition,"  remarked  I'apa  Got-
rox.
"There's where you go lame, papa."
•rejoined bis only daughter. "He is nro
bilious to uiurry me."-CUIcago News.
PARTS   OF   CANADA   THAT   ARE
ALMOST UNKNOWN.
OCCUPATION FOR WOMEN.
THE SAFEST SPOT.
Inland Lakes of the Northland Are
Full of Fish, Including the En-
connu Which Weighs as Much as
Fifty Pounds — Less Than 2,000
Persons Are Rulers of This Vast
Empire of the North.
The vast inland lakes of Canada's
great northlands, as well as the
smaller lakes and rivers, are teem
ing with fish; whitefish, salmon
trout, mountain and arctic trout
King salmon, pike, pickerel, and
great varieties of other fish are to
be found. Jaekfish weighing up to tb
pounds, trout 50 pounds, and stur
gean over 100 pounds in weight an
common. Herring in vast numbers
from the Arctic Ocean find theii
way up the Mackenzie River as fm
as Great Bear Lake. At Great Slav
Lake and along the Mackenzie River
they have a fish peculiar to those
parts. It was noted by Fir Alexan
der Mackenzie, the discoverer of the
river that bears his name, who call
ed it the "Enconnu" (or unknown)
which name has stuck to it ever since
It is a large, silvery-scaled lish, sal
mon-like in appearance, and weigh-
up to 50 pounds.
While this district cannot truth
fully he called an ideal one for stock
ruisii-g. although it is considered se
by many (the ideal country for stock
raising existing only in imagination),
lhe abundance of upland and lowland hay, pea-vine and red-top, and
the heavy growth of marsh grass,
make it an easy matter to provide
food for the wintering of stock
Horses forage the year round, and
even those not wanted in harness for
the winter are turned out after the
ground freezes in the fall to shift for
themselves through the winter, and
are taken in again and put to work
in the spring. Kven colts are fre
quently left out for the winter, and,
like the older horses, they paw away
the snow, and find an abundance ot
nourishing food beneath.
Cattle frequently stay out until
Christmas, after which dairy cows
and young stock are stabled and fed.
while the rest are turned out to a
straw-stack, which is their only she!
ter. The latter are generally found
to be in as good condition in the
spring as those that are stabled. The
percentage of loss is not more than
five per cent., as compared with ten
per cent, in the south, lhe dairying
industry is proving a financial success, and it is certain that with improvement in the breeding of the
herds stock-raising and dairying will
soon develop into an important and
profitable industry.
The Rooky Mountains are the
home of the famous mountain shoe)
and goat, the fierce grizzly and th'-
cinnamon be-ir, al] well known
there. Elk and a number of deer
are also found here. In the vast
country between the Rockies anil
Hudson Bay, as well as the west
coast, moose, deer, and black and
brown bears are common. The grej
timber wolt, coyote wolverine, fox
beaver, otterfisher, marten, mink, er
mine, lynx rabbit and squirrel art
found   to   be   well   distributed
The saakietoon, or service berry, it,
peculiar to the northwest, and i-
much sought after by the hears
whose liking for the delicious frui'
often lands them within easy react
of the hunter's rifl'*. Strawberries
raspberries, currants, high and low
bush cranly»iries, gooseberries, a*her
ries and a num'i,-r of other berrie-
are found in great abundance.
A me't handful of white people
less than 2,000. rule this empire ol
the north, and attend to the business,
which is already estimated by the
million-dollar standard. The 3A.00I
Indians are peaceable, having beer
taught by precept, judicious treat
ment un-1 tactful handling (if nol
always by example) that lhe whit,
man's mission among them was one
of peace and good-will. In no coun
try in the world are life and property safer than in this region, remote as it is from all the restraining
influences of civilization (and bad
whisky). T*ie work of that splendid
body, the It.N.W.M.P., is greally ap
predated by all alike, as they do
their duty without tear or favor, and
do not count their personal safety or
comfort anything while in discharge
of their duty. Canada has, in her
Mounted Police, a body of men of
which  she  may   well  be  proud.
The opinion of such a man as Hon
Edgar Dewdney, for many years Minister of the Interior at Ottawa, later
Governo-* of British Columbia, will
be of interest. Speaking of the part
of the Peace River district that lies
in British Columbia, he said: "There
are undoubtedly many rich mineral
deposits still untouched." "Gold has
been exploited there for a number
of years and nitrate silver has also
been discovered in large blocks.'*
"The Peace River country is at present practically uninhabited, lt can
hold and feed millions. The climate
is by no means severe." "The opening up of this land by railways will
mean an immense influx of people
north, for there is little doubt that
it is one of the richest and most attracts-, portions of British Columbia."
The present Dominion Government
Is adopting a wise course in pursuing a vigorous and clear-cut policy
in the opening up of this country,
as evidenced by the extension of the
surveys, the extension and the improvement of the mail service, the
establishment of an experimental
station or the Peace River at Fort
Willitt.ii, tne building of telegraph
lines, the improvement of the waterways and in the establishment of a
northern land district. The Provincial Government see a great future
for this land, and are laying out
roads, building bridges, assisting rail
road construction, building telephones, establishing schools, encouraging agriculture ..nd stock-raising
snd taking up the regulations of the
judicial affairs of the newer portions
of the country.
What's tho Uso.
"Come Into the garden, Maud."
Bald facetloue minded Freed..
"What's the uae?" aald Maudle.
"I have It on my head."
Latest Profession in London Is Coaching Ladies of Fashion.
j rl. long as new occupations develop
as they Have during the last decade
it would seem that no woman should
be disappointed in an attempt to find
ugreeable work.  In London there is a i
i uew calling which was first noticed
in the spring in numbers sufficient
to give it place among the recognized
trades lI women who support themselves. It is an occupation which
must penetrate to America, where the
conditions that brought this way of
making a living into women's world
exist iu such a high degree.
Ihe claims on the time of a woman
of society in the swiftest whirl of
London life are now so great that she
cannot be expected to keep up with
the latest news of the world, the
smartest talk about the new books,
or even the latest notes of fashions.
With her socil. dutieB and their necessary preparation she has her hands
full. It is to supply her with these
necessary attributes for conversation
that intelligent young women in London are devoting their time. They go
once a week, sometimes daily, and
while their patrons are in the hands
of the hairdresser, their maids, or
i-ve i their dressmakers, they talk to
them about the interesting affairs of
the day, telling them just what is new
in politics, art and literature. In this
way my lady is able to acquire sufficient information to appear with
credit.
It sometimes happens that one of
these universal providers of small
talk may literally coach her employer
for some particular function she is
going to attend. This may be a din-
n.r that will demand a certain amount
of acquaintance with politics or science or literature. Her duty is to
make these subjects as clear and comprehensible as she can in as short a
time as possible. So successful has
this new field been that the humber
of intelligent, well-informed girls who
now earn a good liv.'ng in this way
has greatly increased during the last
year. If the worn in cf society finds
that she needs to have decided opinions on any parti -mar subject, it is
thr duty of her mental stimulator tn
have them also on hand. It is not
to be doubted that si me resourceful
woman will introlace this same system of brightening up the minds of
society in our large cities next winter.
CAPE COLONY'S PREMIER.
Rt. Hon. J. X. Merriman Attends Two
Conferences.
One of the prominent delegates to
the Empire Defence Conference recently held in London was the Right
Honorable J. X. Merriman, Premier
of Cape Colony. Premier Merriman
was in England on a double errand
at the time, for he was also a dele-
HON. J.  X.   MERBIMAN.
gate to the South African Union Conference, which was so satisfactorily
settled by the representatives and
ratified  by the Imperial  Parliament.
The defence conference was a little
premature, so far as the South Africans were concerned. Their Governments ure in a state of change and
the representatives could not act
with authority until the union of the
provinces was complete.
John Xavier Merriman was born in
Somersetshire, and went to South Africa in 1840, when he was eight years
old. At twenty-eight he was in politics, and ut thirty-four was a Minister. Since that time his rise has
been steady.
Played It On the Judge.
Once v V*n Baron Bramwell was sitting on the crown side of the South
Wales circuit, counsel for the defence
in a certain case asked leave to address the jury in Welsh. The case
being a simple one, permission was
given without demur. He said but
very few words. The baron also did
not think much comment was necessary, but was somewhat startled by
a prompt verdict of acquittal.
"What was it," he afterward inquired, "that' Mr, L. said to the
jury?"
"Oh, he just said: 'ThiB case, gentlemen, lies in a nutshell. You see
yourselves exactly how it stands. The
judge is an Englishman, the complainant is an Englishman, but you
are Welsh, and I am Welsh, and the
prisoner is Welsh. Need I say more?
I leave it all to you'."
Ships as Weighing Machines.
How the load of a ship can be
quickly ascertained without actually
weighing it was demonstrated recently
by Mr. Edward Beresford at the Temple Pier by experiments on a 200-ton
barge. The apparatus used is known
as a porhydrometer, and consists of a
float placed in the water which is
admitted up a pipe fixed in the centre
of the vessel. As the load is increased the vessel naturally sinks deeper
into the water, and the water in the
pipe rises to a greater height, and the
float thus raised throws a lever out
of balance. A sliding weight enables
one to bring it into balance again,
and the position of the weight on a
scale shows the amount of thc load.
The porhydrometer was sufficiently
accurate to show the weight of a man j
I stepping aboard  the barge. <
Deck   of   Vessel   is,   Perhaps,   Most
Secure in the World.
Probably the majority of people, if
asked what they considered to be the
safest spot for them to be in, would
reply, "In bad, or in an arm-chaii
by the side of the fire." But tbey are
cjuite mistaken. The risk of injury
.s much greater than if one was traveling by ship or rail. At least, tbcet
is the conclusion which the writer of
an article on uccident insurance, published in the World's Work, has come
to.
The curious fact is mentioned that,
according to statistics, 60 per cent, ol
accidents happen while the victims
are at horn.- or in the street, the explanation being that a man when
going a journey, or entering upon a
hazardous undertaking, exercises special care, thus escaping injury, but
while at home, or taking exercise,
vigilance is relaxed, familiarity with
common dangers breeding contempt.
Prob..bly the safest place on land or
sea is tlie* deck or r.accin ol tt tirst-class
ocean liner. A first-class railway carriage is also an exceptionally safe
place. This is so clearly recognized
that accident insurance companies
can afford to double the compensation
when accidents occur on railways or
tramcars. Certain companies will in-
<ure conunereii I travelers at premiums Appreciably lower than those
charged by general accident insurance
companies.
A man may undertake a journey
round the world with a comparatively
light heart. But extreme cure and
vigilance are needed should he venture to hang his pictures or walk
down his own stairs. The perils ol the
streets in London and our big cities
are, of course1/ so well known that
there is no need to comment thereon.
Most people imagine that they must
be fairly safe in bed. Yet accidents
happen even tliere. Not long ago a
wealthy man was seriously injured by
being burned by a hot-water bottle
after he had retired to rest. The moral
is, of course, that whether a man lie.
sit, walk, drive, or engage in any occupation or sport, he is always exposed to the risk of accident and
should take his precautions accordingly.
Origin of tho Cherry Tree.
As a cultivated fruit the cherry is of
eastern origin. The first garden cherries, as well as thc name, have come
from an old Cireek town on the southern shores of the Black Sea. The
name of the colony was Cerasos, and
the inhabitants cultivated the cherry.
So in Greek the cherry became
cerasos, in Latin cerasus. in French
cerise, in English cherry. Pliny relates that the Roman General Lucul-
lus, conqueror of the great Mithri-
dates, brought the cherry from
Cerasos to Rome. A tree laden with
fruit is said to have adorned his triumphal procession. In the course ot
the next 120 years the culture of the
cherry had spread far and wide and
reached even remote Britain.—London
Globe.
The Second Fiddle.
The second fiddle is, on the whole,
"the most widely played of all instruments—fortunately, since it is so espe-
cially the instrument of harmony.
A great many men have an aptitude
for the second fiddle, and, where they
take it up at once without too much
v.-iin exp.-rimenting with more pretentious parts, they find much satisfaction in it. There is plenty of poor'
work done with the second titldle,
though. Men who are forci-d to it by
marrying or other mischance are very
likely to play badly.
A master of thc second fiddle is not
least among musters, and he has besides the promise of inheriting tbe
earth.—Puck.
- —. .
Another Opportunity.
A Certain Man, having read somewhere that Opportunity knocks only
once at each one's Door, concluded to
Sit up all Night for feur he would |
Miss the Cull. So while he was Sitting near his Door there came a heavy
Knock thereon.
When he opened the Door a
Stranger seized hiin and Beat him all;
up and Took his Money und Garments
and Chided him for being so Easy.
"But," said the Man. thinking to'
excuse Himself, "I thought it was Opportunity who knocked."
"So it whs." re-sieoiieied the Other,
"but it was my Opportunity."
Moral.—It is Better to Carry youi!
Opportunity with you.
An Attentive Daughter.
"I don't see why you are not as considerate of my comfort as you used to
be ot your father's," remarked a husband to his wile, who had <>hown signs
of neglect. "When I come into the
house I have to hunt for my slippers
und everything else I happen to want,
hut when 1 used to court ynu, and
your father would conic in from the
city, you would gather up his things,
wheel his easy chair to the fire, warm
bis slippers and get him a head rest
anil n foot rest, so that all he had to
do was to be eoomfortable."
"Oh, that was only to make him
go to sleep soonei I" was the young
wife's satisfactory explanation.—London Muil.
MRS. BESANT IS BACK
THEOSOPHIST       LEADER
VISIT CANADA.
MAY
Englishwoman Who Has Been In the
Public Eye For the Last Forty
Years Is Now Lecturing In Amer.
ica—Home Is In India, and She
Heads a Large Cult—Has Always
Been a Fighter.
The arrival in America of Mrs. Annie Besant has aroused great interest
among he*r followers in Canada, and
sbe will no doubt be much in the
public eye during her stay here, owing to the extensive lecture tour she
has planned. A native of England,
but by choice a resident of Adyar,
India, Mrs. Besant has been at the
head of the Theosophieal Society for
several years, succeeding Col. Henry
3. Oleott in that position, and she is
Ths British Isles.
There   are   77.6S3.0S1   acres" ln  tb*
Brit lab Isles.
Belated,
"The sting of the bee Is behind."        I
"Just the way   with my repartees—I \
eever think of It Ull the next day."-
Pack.
Ths Errant Chauffeur.
He stole him t Joy rtda,
The Impudent thief.
But ateered at a lamppost
And got only grief.
-Phlladalphta Ledgsr.
Tho Ragman Rolls.
'Tbe Bagman Bolls" were a series
of deK-uuii'iits recording ibe progress
of Edward I. through Scotland In
r.IKi, wltb the names of the nobles aud
others who did homage lo him.
MBS. ANNIE BESANT.
now sixty-two years of age. Since
her twenties she has been fighting,
first to get a separation from her husband. Rev. Frank Besant, who resented her advanced ideas, brother of
Walter Besant, the uuthor; then by
the side of Charles Bradlaugh; in
connection with the promulgation of
a pamphlet advocating the limitation
of poor families; then to hold her
daughter, sought by her husband;
again in the ranks of a good many
kinds of radicalism, including socialism, and  finally  for  theosophy.
Mrs. Besant is a little stouter than
she used to be, and her gray eyes are
clear and sharp, as they huve always
been, and her face, strong lined and
masculine, indicates a masterful mind
behind it. Theosophy, or divine wisdom, numbers many thousand Americans adherents to its doctrines and
has numerous disciples in all quarters of the globe. The largest branch
is that of India.
"What is theosophy?" is a question
being asked more often now than
formerly, and ut the same time doctrines of the cult are more widely understood.
Reincarnation, the living of a succession of lives on this sphere until
perfection is reached and one graduates to a higher life, is the primary
belief that actuates the followers of
theosophy.
During her stay in America Mrs.
Besant will visit the principal cities,
lecturing to theosophists, and will
probably  visit Canadian cities.
Another Link With Dickens Lost.
The closing of the old 8aracen's
Head Hotel in Snow Hill, London,
will soon remove another link with
Dickens. The old place has been
compelled to close by the pressure of
the new budget taxes. The Saracen's
Head was an important place in its
day. Dickens immortalized it In
Nicholas Nickleby. He made Mr.
Wuckford Squeers, of Dotheboys Hull,
in Yorkshire, stop there when he
went to London to interview the
young gentlemen who were to be "accurately educated" ut his academy.
Parts of the building are about 400
years old. and there are records showing that it has been used as a hotel
for at least that period. Of course
it has been rebuilt a number of times,
and the structure now looks quite
modem.
In the mail coach days it was one
of the recognized stopping places.
The guests at the hotel used to collect on the balconies which surrounded the old yard to watch the coaches
arrive and depart. This yard has
long since disappeared, its site being covered with business buildings.
It is expected that the old hotel building will either be torn down or converted into warehouses.
In Doubt.
A prominent church worker of Balti
more   wus  delivering   one Sabbath  s |
talk to a class comprising pupils who
lived in u rather squalid section of the
town, says Harper's Weekly.
Tbe good man touched upon the-
quality of untruthfulness, and at one
point in his address he said:
"1 want every little boy who hat
never told a lie to raise I,is hand."
Not a hand went up. But a lud in
the rear rose to ask a question.
"What is it, my boy?"
"Well, sir, whut I want to ask is is
it u lie il nobody ever knows?"
What He Meant.
"Your novels will not endure," said
the critic.
"I   know it," said the author.
"They are not literature," said the
critic.
"Correct," said  the  author.
"Well, then, what do you mean by
them?"
"Money," said thc author. "Wait
er, fetch me a porterhouse stc«k."
Her Busy Day.
Hlgglety-plgglety, my black hen—
Bhe laid three eggs at half past ten;
She laid another at half pist eight
And then laid off to re-coop tier-eight
Brother of the King.
The Duke of Connaught, whose resignation from tlte post of Inspector-
General of the Mediterranean Forces
is announced, seems to possess tbe
happy knack of winning the esteem
of everyone with, whom he conies into
contact. To a certain extent this is
due to his''/f[Tfiibleni'ss. As a *ieldie-r
once put it. "There's no la-di- lu foppery about the1 Dook. 'Ell st |> uiuJ
tulk to you in thee street, and y eii can
talk to 'ini pretty straight, as ■ hi to
man, without belli' ate up." The
duke, by tlte way, seems to bave inherited something of Queen Victoria's
power  of   repartee.     On  the  occasion
of a visit pniil by him many years ago
to Dublin, a certain Mr. Ilenn insisted on being introduced to His Royal
Highness b'cuiise, he said, his son
bad sut next the prince when both
were passing their examinations f.er
the army "I was tln-n." eebseTvel
the duke, "between two birds, for on
my otber side was a Mr Peacock,
and none of us was plucked."
A Bicycle Clock.
A Frenchman has mnde a clock
twelve feet high, entirely compose*-!
of bicycle*s or their component parts,
lhe framework is a huge bicycle
wheel, and twelve ortlinary-sizeel
wheels, fitted with pne-i-'i-ttic tires,
serve for the hours.    7 s are
made ol  steel  tubing,5 ia  used
for the fruniewoik oi V .es. The
cbiuies are ordinary bicycle bells.
Prepared.
"Be careful what you say to paps.
I'm afraid he's sore."
"Well, I've got plenty of salve tot
him."—Atlanta Constitution.
Joys of Living.        ,„
With rhubarb pie and rhubarb saueo
And atrawberry shortcake fine.
Ah, why Bhould life be Incomplete
And why should we repine?
With lettuce green aid Bplnach fresh
And mint In glory growing.
Oh, let the llghta of life burn bright.
Each heart with radiance glowing!
The Polka.
Tbe polka was originally a Servian
war dance.
The Psychological  Moment.
The time Is ripe!    I will not pause,
But put the question fateful.
I know aha lovea me well, because
Rha uv, I'm "lust too hateful."
Tho Tendency.
"Will peach basket hats go out of
style soon?"
"1 tblnk so," answered the fashion
expert. "Tbe bushel basket bat ls already on tbe way.". . THE   TIMES.   HOSMER.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
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TALK OF THE TOWN
Tho Times 'phono No; is 10.
Robt. Strachan is awny at
Victoria this weok.
I. Zislotnau is visiting friends
in Calgary tin's week.
Sam Snell, now of Olson, took
in tlio flremens' hull on Friday.
Como to the social in the
Methodist church Tuesday eve !
L. A. Lanthier made a business trip to Pernio on Monday.
. Do yon enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on Jack Haddad.        51
Sam Snell and Murdoch McGregor nre hibernating at
Olson.
The ond seat hog is the only
one of his species that hasn't a
market value.
Tho quarterly board meeting
of the Methodist church was
hold on Tuesday,
J. F. McDonald, Miss K. Kirk-
patrick and Miss Collins drove
in from Fernio on Sunday.
John B. McDonald, is busy
soliciting subscriptions for the
Lethbi-idge Herald contest.
T. ll. Cox, of tho Elk Valley
Brewing Co., Michel, paid a
visit to our city mi Tuesday.
C. E. Dyce, organizer for the
.Lethbridge Herald voting coin-
petition was iu t iwn Monday.
H. Seville, of Feruie was assisting in the P. Burns Co. store
horo for a few days last week.
J. O'Doa and .J. VV. Fitzgib-
bons, insurance agents of
Frank, visited Hosmer this
week.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. lltf
Miko Sorkie left on Wednesday morning lor Spokane! on
account of tho illness of his
mother.
W. I). Broun, representing
the Fairbanks Morse Co., Calgary, was a Hosmer visitor
Tuesday.
Percy Bean, of tho firm of
Bean Bros., Fernie, was transacting business in llosmoi
yesterday.
If people take you for an
easy mark it's your cue ti) got
busy and mark them off your
calling list.
Miss M. Salmon, of Cranbrook,
spoilt a few days with Mis. (J.
B. Winter and attended the
flremens' dance.
Fon Rent—Furnished antl
unfurnished rooms at the
Scotia hotel.
Too much faith is to bo deplored even as too littlo, especially when dealing with a
green goods man.
I'oto Comiilini, one of the
pioneers of Hosiner. now residing at Ki-xford. Mont., spent a
fow days in town this weok.
Alec Podunski, of Michel,
managed to peddle his way into
town on Friday, llosmer was
soemingly to warm for hiin,
Percy Warr mnde n trip to
Lethbridge last woek fm- ll.e
purpose of setting at the engineer's examination fur Alberta.
The Hev. Dr. Cbonoweth, B.
A., iif Michel, will preach in the
Methodist church .Sunday evening. Everybody most cordially
invited,
The third annual ball under
the auspices of North Star
Lodge* No. II, Knights of
Pythias, will be held in the
opera house on Friday, Dot-ember 30th. The best music in
East Kootenay will he furnished by the Hosmer Orchestra.
A lunch will be served. Tickets
one dollar and a half, ladies are
admitted free.
Frank Labelle and family
drove to Cokato last Sunday.
.Sam Walters, of the Waldorf
hotel staff, Fernie, paid Hosmer
a visit yesterday.
Dave E. Kersley, manager of
the .Summit hotel, Crow's Nest,
visited Hosmer last week.
T. F. Dawson, a dry goods
salesman from Calgary, was
in town Tuesday.
Gus Dunn, travelling for the
Lincoln, etc., cigars, of Montreal, was "doing" tho town this
week.
Coasting on the hill is now in
all its glory and a largo majority ot our sp-norts and youthful
beauties aro taking full advantage of it.
Next    week   thc Times  will
publish  a  few illustrations of
tho plant of the Hosmer Mines,
Ltd.   Orders will  be  taken at
I the oflico of publication for ox-
I fcra copies.
Nettie and   Win.   Partridge
and Steve Lawson wero visitors
I in Carlstad, Alberta, last  week.
They  report  tho  climate  very
1 mild up there being only twelve
j below zero.
Every man has plenty of
i friends who can e^JI he made
I his mistake, but tho friend who
lean and will givo him a straight
, tip is' more rare than fresh
water pearls.
The regular meeting of tho
Hosiner Board of Trade will be
,held on Monday evening, December 12th in the old school
house. All members are requested to attend.
Every father knows ho never
was such a driveling idiot as
: his son is, and the son hugs
himself in tho mild delusion
that he never will be such a
back number as his dad is.
One of our citizens received
this week from a Winnipeg
firm, a bill for ono cent. It cost
two cents to ask foi- it and
would have cost two cents to
remit, however, he did'nt send
| it.
PlANO—Now at  railway sta-
■ tion nea i- hero will be sacrificed
i for $2511.00   cash,    never   been
used,   L-itl     unable  to  keop   it.
Apply in first  instance   to  Mrs.
j Mungeaii. 20111 Columbia street,
Vancouver, B. C. 16-2
Miss Tiny Mason died in Hos-
! mer Saturday morning. Decern-
, ber 3rd, 1910.   The funeral was
J held on Sunday afternoon from
'the undertaking parlors of T. A.
Cornett, and the remains were
interred in  tho  Hosmer   com-
etary,
Tho presbyterian Xmas tree
will bo held on Friday*, December 23rd in the opera house at
8:30 p.m. Any of the parents
of any denomination are wel-
!conio to put anything on the
tree for tlie children. A collection will bo taken.
A social will be given  in  the
Methodist church next Tuesday
levelling, December 13th.     Tho
i proceeds will go to  the  Methodist .Sunday school children's
Christinas tree.   Everybody in-
; vited, come and have a  good
time.    Admission 10 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Swanton
1 leave tomorrow morning for
'. Vancouver where tbey will
make their future home. Mr.
Swanton is one of the pioneers
of Hosmer, having resided here
over four years. They loavo a
large circle of friends in Hosnier who wish them success and
prosperity in their new homo.
The Women's Auxiliary of
lhe Church of England will
hold a sale of plain and fancy
work, suitable foi- Christmas
presents, toys, candies, etc., on
Tuesday, December 20th in the
opera house block. Tea will bo
served during the afternoon
and the members of the society
hopo to receive liberal patronage from the people of Hosmer.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Jack Haddad. 51tf
Tho 55th annual of the Sons
ot Scotland, O. F. A. G. T. B.
and (i., will  give a  grand  ball
•and supper on Monday evoning.
January 2nd, 1011. Among the
many features will bo old
country dancing, music and
bagpipes.     The affair will bo in
charge of G. Rankin, W. Whito,
J, Patterson and J. Campbell.
Admission $2.00, ladies cordially
; invited. Tickets may be obis ined from any member of the
committee,
Attempted to End Her Lire. '
Coleman, Doc. 5.—This afternoon Miss Tillie Rosebach, fifteen years of age, attempted to
commit suicide by drinking car-
Wolic acid. Miss Rosebach, who
formerly lived in Blairmore,
succeeded in drinking two
ounces of tbo fluid before discovered. Medical aid was summoned and with careful attention it is esiuected the young
girl will pull through. No
cause is assigned for hor rash
act.
'An accident occurred in the
International Coal and Coke
Co.'s mine this afternoon, by
which a Polo named Krigo, was
injured by a fall of rock. The
man was removed -"to the hospital, whero is was ascertained
that tho man's injuries were
not so serious 6s at first supposed.
cac . . .   ac .    ,
Firemen's Ball.
The fireman gave a very enjoyable dance last Friday night
in the opera house. The music
was excellent, and the toilettes
ot tho ladies were beautiful and
varied. This is tho first dance
in Hosmer at which individual
programmes havo beon used,
and the idea seems to have mot
with universal approbation.
We understand however that
tho dance was not very successful financially, which fact is
rather to bo deplored, as the
fire boys desorve substantial
support from every citizen of
Hosmer.
A Calendar for 1911.
Tne publishers of the Youth's
Companion will as always at
this season present to every
subscriber whose subscription,
$1.75, is puid for 1911 a beautiful
calendar for the new year. The
picture panel reproduces a
water color painting of an old
time garden iu a flood of sum
mer sunshine, with a bajk
ground of Lombardy poplars
through which one catches a
glimpse of distant hills. The
picture being in 12 colors, the
tones of the original are faith
fully reproduced.
— ea   .  .  i   «	
Cheer Up !
The coal mau and the blacksmith smile. The ico man is
temporarily out of business but
he does not fear a hard winter.
The colder it is in winter the
bettor he likes it, the hotter it
is in summer the broader his
smile. The lawn mower has
been put to rost under the back
stops. Stove pipes never before
slipped together so easily as
they did this full. Cheer tip !
—Fernio Free Pross.
Elect Officers.
The North Star Lodge, No. 41,
K. of P. held a meeting lust
Thursday evoning and elected
officers for the ensuing term :
C. C.—A. McAuley.
V. C.-C. Hiltz.
Prel.—W. Simmonas.
M. of W.—A. L. Fortier.
K. R. S.~W. Balderstone.
M. of F.—R. W. Rogers.
M. of E.—E I. Bennott.
M. at A.-W. White.
I. G.—A. Pednault,
O. G.—J. Donachie.
Don t forget the free moving
picture show at tho Queen s
Hotel, Saturday evening from
8:30 to 11 p. m.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
AHHDAl
Eastern Canada
EXCURSIONS
Low Round Trip Rate* to
Ontario, Quebec and
Maritime Provinces
Tickets on milo Due, 1 to Dec. 81, iu-
clusfVc, good to return  within throe
Dion ths
Tickets  issued i n   connection   with
Atlantic Steamships will  be on suit-
froni   Nov.    I]   nnd   limited   to   five
months from date of itisuc
Finest   Eijuipnient   Standard   First
Class and Tourist Sleeping Cars and
Dining Curs on  all Through Trains.
Compartment- Library - Observation
Car on "Imperial Limited
3 Through Express Trains Daily
~    THE "TORONTO EXPRESS"
| leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.10k, milk-
I ing connections at Toronto    for   all
pointsc Kim) and West thereof.
j The "iMl'EBtAt, r.lMITKli" h.-aves Win-
j nipeg   daily   at   H.2.">k, and the "Atlantic Express at 10.00k daily, making connections at Montreal  for all
poinls Easl (hereof.
Apply to the nearest C. P. If,
agent for full information.
A Study in -Geography.
Tho Spokesman Review is a
paper which reflects great credit
upon the city whero it is published. In quality, it is ono of
the best printed anywhere.
But it publishes a map of the
Pacific Northwest on which
British Columbia is sho.vn as
extending far east of Calgary
and Lethbridge. If an English}
paper, printed six thousand
miles away made a similar mistake with regard to the limits
of the State of Washington,
what facetious comment we
would read.—Nelson News.
Football.
The following aro the  results
of the old country games:
Fibst Division
Evorton I   Manchester City 0
Notts County 0   Sheffield United 3
Bristol City 1   Blackburn Rovers 0
Oldham Athletic 3   Liverpool 1
Sheffield 5   Notts Forest 2
Newcastle 0   Bradford City I
Middles-borough 1   Sunderland 0
Tottenham Hotspur 3     Woolwich
Arsenal 1
Preston Northern! 0   Aston Villa'l
Manchester. United 3   Bury 2
Second Division
Bradford 1     Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Burnley 2   Leicester Fosse 1
Fulham 1   Chelsea 0
Hull City 0   Clapton Orient 2
Leeds City 3   Derby County 2
West Bromwieh 0   Blackpool 1
Bolton Wanderers 3   Hudderstield 1
Birmingham 1   Glossnp 2
Southern Division.
New Brompton    Watford (postponed)
Millwall Athletic 0   Leyton 3
Queen's Park Hangers 1   Brentford 0
Westhani United 1   Crystal'Palace 1
Portsmouth 1   Swindon 2
Northampton     Exeter  City (postponed)
Norwich City 1   Brighton and Hove
Albion 1
Coventry City 0 Plymouth Argyle 1
Southend   United       Southampton
(postponed)
Scottish Leaoub.
Celtic 3   Motherwell 0
Falkirk 3   St. Mirren 2
Queen's Park 1   Third Lanark 1
Kibnarnock 2   Dundee 0
Morton 2   Airdriebnians 1
Patrick Thistles 3   Baith Bo /ere 0
Aberdeen 1   Glasgow Bangers 0
Hearts 1   Clyde 1
Hamilton  Academicals 1       Hibernians 1
Played on the grounds of the first
namedclub.
Rev. Hicks' JUmanac
Tho Rev. Irl R. Hicks almanac for 1911, that guardian Angel
in a hundred thousand homes
is now ready. Not many are
now willing to be without it
and the Rev. Irl R. Hicks magazine, word and works. The
two are only one dollar a year.
The almanac is 35c prepaid. No
home or office should fail to
send for them, to Word and
Works publishing company, St,
Louis, Mo.
CLc/lR^K'S
MOVING PICTURE AND
VAUDEVILLE    Company
—on—
cTWONDAY
DECEMBER 12th
DON'T MISS
liie Best Program of Moving Pictures
and Illustrated Songs ever
shown in Hosmer.
Strong Mexican Films
ILLUSTRATED SONGS
STARTS AT 8:30
Watch for Handbills.    Come Early
Follow the Crowd.
ISc      ADMISSION      35c
LEROY TAYLOR
Boots and  Shoes   Neatly
and   Satisfactorily
Repaired
Leave work at Fletcher's store.
Supreme Means Unequalled
^-*—^—^—-
Our Supreme brand of Flour has
no equal for bread making. We consider ourselves fortunate in securing the
sole agency for Hosmer for this exceptionally high grade flour.
Give it a trial and you will use no
other.
Just received a car load of Ashcroft
potatoes and vegetables, the best that
can be had.
A. MATHIESON
TBE STORE OF. SATISFACTION
Main Street HOSMER, B. C.
*************** ************
STEAMSHIP TICKETS!
On Sale to any Part ol tho World j
If you wish to arrange for
your friends coming out to
this country, call and the
matter can be arranged
without trouble for those
travelling.
Full information given
upon application as to all
steamship lines.
I       W. T. WATSON
* Agent 0. P. B. Hosmer
**************************
C. H. DUNBAR
Barrister
Solicitor
and Notary Public
HOSMER        - - B.C.
O.  P.   IaAWB
Al.KX I. FlBIIltlt. 11. A,
LAWE & FISHER
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
FERNIE B. C.
Stopping an ad to save money
is like stopping a clock to save
time.
PEOPLE'S CLOTHING STORE
I'll. ADELBEKO I. ZISBLMAN, Mob.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Droew Swell You Might an wall
HOSaUKR, B. 0.
JOSEPH RYBNICEK
CARPENTER Am BUILDER
Good work at low prices ami satisfaction guaranteed
HOSMER,
B. C.
HOSMER
TOBACCO STORE
HABBY SllAl'KA, WM. GOIUTK, Pi-ops.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes
Etc.
FIRST   CLASS
POOL TABLES
CALL IN AND SEE US
Main Street       HOSMER, B. C.
THE   HOSMER    DAIRY
G. M. IIEDLKY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
HOSMER, B. 0.
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
V. Milo, Prop.
Fruits, Candies, Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc., Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
CALL AND SEE US
Next   door  to  Tony   Lombardi's
old stand.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
T. A. CORNETT
UNDERTAKER
AU Kinds of Pictures Framed on
Short Notice
Agent for the
SINGER SEWING MACHINE
Call at the Diamond Hall, Main
Street, Hosmer, B. C.
<b -'Jy tpp/i
■Si'//   , * e.l ' ..
I ..  ~~ 1    "--laaaTC.
A. McL. Fletcher, Agent
B"
BANK OF MONTREAL
(K.STA HUSHED  1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rost $12,000,000
HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
R. B. Angus, Esq., President.
eSir  Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Manager.
Branches in British Com;,mbia
Armstrong, blil11i\viU)k,,Clovoi-c,eei.lo, ICiidorby, Oi-otinwood, UoHinor, IColowim , M r tt,
.Vele-ceen. Now licciivc.-r. Nicola, Now iVostmlnHtoi', 1'ejntit'tmi, 1'rlnra- Itliport, Bob lao-a
Hciioniorliincl, Yiinc-oitvi-i'. Voi-no'li; Victoria.
SAviNtis Bank Department
Uonoults of $1 noil upward tooolroil. In'toi-ont allowed cit currant Mtoa und paid
bait yt-nrly. Tlio dv|ioe<itor is subject to no delay whutovor.il! thu withdrawal of dc
whole or nny port of tho dopotdt.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
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Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, B. C., (Via Michel)
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The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
HOSMER, B. C.
MINERS AND SHIPPERS
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
GENERAL OFFICE, MINES AND COKE OVENS
LOCATED AT HOSMER, B. C.
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
Superintendent
T
£ Elk Valley Development Co.
LIMITED
Owners of HOSMER TOWNSITE
Great Reduction in
the Price of Lots
in  Blocks 25, -39, 26, 27 and
40.     Write us for information
CREE & MOFFATT
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
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They  are  Going Fast!
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Those desirable Home sites in West  Fernie.
Why don't you get in on a good thing?
Buy a lot and be a landed proprietor.    Prices
range from $50 to $125.
Prices will rise in the near future.      It is for
you to decide who will get the profit.
$10 Secures one now.     Make the other  payments to suit yourself.    For particulars see
FRED G. WATERS
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