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Thc Times
The Times
Volume III.
Nr.-ei ni" it 12
No. 11 $ 7.95
No. 13 10.75
No. 15 12.50
No. 17 16.75
Coal Hods
Fire Shovels
Stove Boards
Flue Stoppers
Rings and
Hardware Furniture
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For the next 10 days we offer great reductions in Ladies Hand
Bags and Fancy Hand Painted China, which lines wt have an enormous assortment. Owing tn our Christmas goods now on the way,
we have to close out some of these lines to make room. Bv purchasing now you will save from 25 to 33 one-third per cent. With every
Hand Bag at reduced prices we will give one 2.5c bottle of Cough
Syrup free. This affords a groat opportunity to get your Christmas
presents at very low prices.
Reduced Prices for Cash Only
Staple and Fancy Groceries
New Goods  Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Gabara Block
Hosiner, B. C.
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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you cull for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms Main St., Hosmer
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Queen's Hotel
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week *
Opposite, C. P. R. depot, Hosmer, B. C. *
Big Free Moving Picture Show!
New feature Alms each week under Hie, op..rati.in of .)...- Kuklo j
School Report for October.
There  were    twenty   school
dnys  during  October. The
scholars with x opposite their
names were neither lnte or absent, during the month. The
report is ns follows:
Lillian Ritchie 16 1-2
Harold Musgrove 15
George Bolduc 17
Grace Miller  7
Bessie Lend beater 18
John McMeekin 15 1-2
Saxon Kearney 17 1-2
Saruh Spencer 20      x
Herbert Robson 19
Sybil McMeekin 17
Stewart Fletcher 19 1-2
Harold Henderson 13 1-2
Thos. Miller 17 1-2
Maggie Leadbeater 14
Lena Spencer 20      x
Mary Henderson 15 1-2
Doi-een Kearney 13
Maud Bolduc 13 1-2
Joseph  Tortoralli 19
James Miller 20      x
Alberta Quinn 19
David Miller 17 1-2
Andy Kennedy 15 1-2
Gretta Rankin 19 1-2
Mary Miller 161-2
Archie Courtney  0
Pearl Swanton 20
Rose McDougall  12
Earnest Beeby 17
Wilfrid Beeby 18
Armand Minet 20      x
Powell Courtney 11 1-2
James Hedley 18
Nicky Maiello 20
Lizzie McDougall 15
Jack Musgrove 15
Willie Spencer 20      x
Jennie Strachan 20      x
Gladys Thompson 20      x
Eric Winter 19
A. Aubrey Davis
Lowery's Upper Stope
Class A.
Cora DeLaurier 19
Leonard Ayre 13
Andrew Atney 19 1-2
Robert Henderson 16
Christina Krish 17 1-2
Dan McMeekin 18 1-2
Annie Pondelecek 19
Willie Robertson 20
Class B.
Baglione Arubrogio 20      x
James Bennett 191-2
Leslie  Brown 171-2
Pearl Courtney 17 1-2
Fred DeLaurier 16 1-2
Mary Donnachie 20
Annie  Keir 14
Laddie Krish 19 1-2
Blanche Labelle 20      x
Charles McDougall 15
James Miller 19
Patrick Murray 10
Florence  Miller 20
Isabella Parkin ' .11
Mary Jane Parkin 13
Sedonia Pondelecek 18 1-2
Elsie Robson 16 1-2
Winnifred Smith 20      x
Ralph Tortoralli 20      x
Abel  Minet... 19 1-2
Bohus Palecek  8
Class C.
Violet Anderson 20
John George Beeby 17
Charles Courtney 13
Georgina Grotto  6
Joseph Gabara 19 1-2
Julie Gabara 20      x
Edna Gourlay 13 1-2
Nellie Gregory 18 1-2
Mary Jioia 17
Laura  Labelle 19 1-2
Moyk Laba 20
Irene Minet  20      x
Mary McDougall  10 1-2
Willie Rogers 20
.lack Robertson 111-2
Louis Salvage 10
Columbia Salvage   15
Peggy Strachan 20      x
Joe Tavernese 17
Tony Tavernese 20     x
Lester Wildman 20     x
Frank  Steiner  3
Christina D. Y. Pitblado,L.L. A.
At The Opera House.
Clark's, moving pictures attracted a large house on Monday evening. Little Miss
Jarrett made a decidedly good
hit, and the moving pictures
were good and received the appreciation they deserved.
The company is corning again
Friday evening with an entire
change of program. Mark G.
Sampson, our local constable,
is to Vie a headline!-, appearing
in a repertoire of illustrated
Fort George has two resident
Jack Reeder died in Oroville
lust week.
A boosters club has been
formed iu Dawson.
There is much activity in
mining near Barkerville.
The Eagles have established
an Aerie in Hazleton.
A Commercial club has been
organized in Oroville.
A 60x150 foot skating rink is
being built at Blairmore.
James Stone, aged 67 years,
died in Barkerville this month.
M. L. Grimmett is building a
$4,000 residence in Merritt.
In Armstrong hay is $20 a ton
and potatoes tho same price.
Prince Rupert wants to sell
$54,000 worth of debentures.
Potatoes are being shipped
from New Brunswick to Lethbridge.
Ontario hay is being sold
at Fernie and other western
Flour is 17 cents a pound at
Fort McLeod and sugar 25
Chinamen are shipping large
quantities of potatoes from
Revelstoke will have a winter
poultry show upon January 13
and 14.
Orders have been given to
abolish tlie tenderloin district
in Victoria.
D. C. Drain has refused an
offer of $19,000 for his hotel at
The whiskey distillery atSap-
perton has resumed operations
for the season.
At Stevetson a Jap was fined
$200 for selling beer without a
There are 28 men working at
the Knob Hill mine in the Republic camp.
The other day Fred Williamson shot a grizzly bear not far
from Penticton.
In North Vancouver recently
a man was fined 50 cents and
costs for being drunk.
In Grand Forks the curlers
are forming into a company
with a capital of $5,000.
The G. T. P. railway will be
in operation between Rupe and
Kitselas by Christinas.
A Columbus, Ohio, promoter
is making an effort to build a
smelter at or near Oroville.
Last month 109 divorces were
granted in Seattle, many of
them to people from B. C.
A Blairmore Chinaman is
carrying on a departmental
store and advertising extensively.
Fifty boxes of apples have
been sent from Grand Forks to
England for exhibition purposes.
After an absence of 42 years
John O'Hara of Ottawa, is paying a visit to New Westminster.
The Fife mine has closed
down for a short time in order
to install larger and better
In Vernon it is proposed to
reduce the number of Aldermen
and attach a salary to the
Sam Long and George Mc-
Bain have bonded their mineral claims near Hazleton to
F. E. Mitchell.
The famous old camp, Pioche,
in Nevada, has a fellow feeling
for Kaslo. It only has ono
train a weok.
Vancouver expects to have a
big exposition in 1917 to celebrate the 50th birthday of the
Dominion of Canada.
At the age of 90 years Sir
Charles Tupper has taken up
his permanent residence in
England.    He still plays golf.
1). R. Yaung, who ran a
paper at Slocan City in 1897, is
going into the lish business at
Queen Charlotte City.
The government has established a public school at Stewart. There are 30 pupils and
the teacher receives $100 a
A Jap at New Westminster
was given seven years in jail
for striking another Jap with
an axe. Whiskey and gambling was the cause of the
Horse Fell on a Lady.
While a coyote hunting party
of twenty ludies and gentlemen
were out at H. H. Jenkins place
about twenty miles south east
of Pincher Creek last Monday,
Mrs. A. C. Kcmmis got thrown
from her horse in some manner
and the animal fell on her.
She received injuries about the
head which rendered her unconscious for a considerable
time until found by other members of the party. She is now
recovering from the effects of
the accident.
Fire Sweeps Large Section.
A despatch from Saskatoon
Accompanied by a hurricane
wind one of the most destructive fires in the history of the
Biggar section of the G. T. P.
swept over the largest territory
and caused much destruction of
property. The fire started Saturday in the neighborhood of
Scott and swept on its way till
Sunday night, when it was reported to have reached Perdue.
The flames consumed the outstanding hay and buildings in
its path, but many were saved
by fire guards and homesteaders eoffrts. Damaging fires are
also reported from other sections.
Verdict for Railway Company.
The assizes came to a close at
Fernie on Saturday evening
when the civil case of Kings-
wood vs. Morrissey Fernie and
Michel railway was concluded,
the jury bringing in a verdict
in favor of the defendents.
This was an action to recover
damages for the loss of a foot
by the plaintiff while crossing
the railway company's tracks at
Coal Creek, she having been
run over by an engine. The
jury decided that it was owing
to her own carelessness and
brought in a verdict accordingly. H. W. R. Moore and W. S.
Lane for the defendants and
Eckstein and McTaggart for
the plaintiff.
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Immigrants Must Have More Money.
Ottuwa, Oct. 28.—Starting
next month, and continuing
until March, the minimum sum
of money which immigrants
entering Canada must huve in
their possession on landing, unless going to assured positions
as farm laborers, will be $50,
instead of $25, as required during the spring and summer
months. A similar course was
pursued last winter, in order to
restrict arrivals during the
season of year when the opportunities for securing speedy employment are limited.
Thc increasing vogue of Canada in Europe as a good land
for immigrants is evidenced by
the fact that this year's record
breaking influx of new settlers
has been kept up to a remarkable extent right through the
fall mouths. Immigration for
the past three months is away
ahead of tho corresponding
period of last year, and tho
total for the year will reach
close to 300,000.
Suits Against Canadian Northern.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Oct. 27.—
Among   the   interesting cases
that arc likely to come to trial,
at the autumn term  of tho  I*.
S. Court  here, are  throe suits
that have just been filed against I
tho   Canadian   Northern     for
damages on account of tho  recent   forest   fires   along    tho j
northern border of that state, j
The first complaint is  filed by \
Wm. Haugon, who alleges that
he lost his residonce, barn  and
other   buildings,   and he asks !
$2,070.        Tho second case   i.s
brought by Frank B. Emery,!
whose land was swept by  fires,
and who asks for $2,500 on account of destruction of timber.
The third is an action  by Wni.
A.  Smith  who  lost his   barn,
fences,  hay and other things
and asks for $2,177.
Hundreds of othor suits are
likely to follow, as it is claimed that tho fires which destroyed Beaudette, Spooner ami
other places, and swept the entire country in that vicinity
were set by sparks from locomotives.
Dress Goods!
Dress Goods!
-Jj  Just received a fine assortment in Tweed effects 10 and ■'  per yard        J
Melton cloths in Navy and Cardinal, extra good value ... OOe yard       J
All wool Shepherd's plaid at 00c., Scotch Tartan plaid at 50c J
Plain Brown Panama special 18c.   Corduroy Velveteen in X..vy .ecid   *
Cardinal special 50c. :«.
Velveteen plain colors at 00c.
Opera House Block
Hosmer, B. C.
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Fresh Crisp Celery Hot House Lettuce
California Grapes Sweet Spuds
Citrons (the last tins season) ©ranges, Bananas
Apples Lemons
Our Chocolates and Confectionery
are Always Fresh
Ice Cream
City - cJWeat - -^Market
Choice line of Steaks, Chops, Roasts, Sausage, Butter,
Bacon, Eggs, Lard, Etc., Fresh and Salt Fish.
Gabara Block
Near C. P. R. depot
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Real Estate Bargains \
For some snaps in real estate call and
see mc. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, 6. (
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peel well manufactured and evenly graded Kernels consisting of Bon
Dimensions, Timbers, Flouring, Ceiling, Siding, Finishing, Moid
and Lath.
Our Planning Mills are equipped witli modern wood-wor
machinery and re-saws, All inquiries are promptly answered,
your inspection of our stock is solicited,
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Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona .-m.i  Mount   Royal, Q. C. M. G,
Hun. President.
R. 15. Angus, Esq., President.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart., vice   President  and General
Branches in British Columbia
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Suiiiint'i'lanel, Vanoouvor, Vornon, Victoria.
Savings Rank Department
Deposits e.f 51 nnd upward i'< ive.1,    Interest cellee\ee,| ;,c ciii-ronl  mtcn and paid
halfyoarly.   Tho il<-|a.a-it <n- is subject I i delay whatoror In the withdrawal of the
whole cer any part of the deposit,
Hosmer Branch
C. B. WINTER, Manager
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Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
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Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Mali. Bohemian
Hops and llu* famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
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Skyscrapers While You Wait
(By  William Allen  Jolfustou)
IT   ic   u   marvelous   thin.*   hew    the
dream.--, ot'  Arabian  nig...-* are *•
day  inuele   realities,       Manhattan
nights are quite as magical.
'rlii- morning you may pass by :.
street eoruer surrounded by a board
fence from the interior of which comes
the Btaccato thump of rock-drills. An-
other eluy and the fen.ee is down, spindling iron columns are pointing skyward
out uf tbe pit.
Two weeks pass and you are looking
upward at some daredevil of an ironworker who is rilling au iron beam several stories up above the streets. In
three months more you are elevated into
a steam-heated, electric-lighted twelfth
story otlice suite and look down front
where you formerly looked up at the
sky and wondered. Imagine a massive
granite • and - brick, fire-proofed skyscraper covering two thirds of a block,
building upward at the rate of a story
a week! A story a week means a completed story, complete even as to inside
furnishings and ready for immediate
It sounds impossible. Strangers won't
believe it till they sec the building grow
before theii eyes. Hut this rate of con-
Btruction is an actuality today; and
tliere is nu telling just what greater
speed the terrific demand of this minute-
expanding, distance .shrinking, step live
ly age will bring forth.
The sky scaper is altogether an American institution. Its express speed of
construction is also exclusively American, a., expression of American enterprise, American inventiveness, Ameri*
can impatience and daredeviltry, American workmen.
Some few years ago a ship-load of
Pennsylvania steel uml American workers landed at Cape Town and commenced at Johannesburg the erection of the
first modern steel-frame structure iu
South  Africa.
The work started at the beginning of
the hut season, and when, after six
mouths, the residents of the city returned from their mountain resorts they
found a completed building awaiting
them, and at first ..'fused to believe
their eves. A sine.Her building, just
previously erected, look two and a half
"Who did this?" roared au irate
Britisher ut loci consequence. Ile was
accustomed to I.....don methods, where
they take fully six months t.. ereel
simply the outngging platforms for the
placid, protracted man handling of tho
heaviest materials. "Some devil of a
Yankee, I'll warrant you," he fumed.
"It  won 't stand up.
Kut the structure is still standing,
will stand .ill it is pulled dowu; and
now in Johannesburg they prefer American buildings put up ic. the American
in New Vork we grow used to marvels, come to regard the... as commonplace after a few days' wonder...ent.
And yet here the Johannesburg record
has been more than cut in two. So many
buildings are gning up bo fast that daily
the city changes like the background
of a ponderous panorama. Oue must
go about constantly in order uot to
be amazed at uew landmarks.
The story of the express built skyscraper begins away back in the steel-
rolling mills of Pittsburg and Bethlehem, where they also race against time
and short-cut processes and with a
gigantic remorseless rush turn out a
product whether men get in the way or
Here the entire steel frame of the
sky-scraper is built in multitudinous
sections—that is to say, columns, lieaius,
headers, girders—each with connecting
flanges all punched and ready to be fitted and rivetted together. The columns weigh as much as fifteen tons
A complete story could be told of the
works at Pittsburg: of how the big
machines start i-olliug, rivettiug, cutting, punching—the [.roc-esses are many
and mighty—almost the moment the
bin.* prints arrive; of how even while
the work is iu progress some master
minds are plotting ways and means to
hasten it, tu get the black metal timber.-, craned more swiftly out of the
roaring shops and speeding on to New
York in  hundreds of heavy flat-cars.
Une might think that the greater part
of the structural erection was done
in the steel-mills; that it ought to be a
simple; matter lu join the parts together and so erect the framework of
the building, tine might think so—but
don't mention this thought tu the iron
foreman—to that taciturn, tense-featured man, the lines iu whose lean face
grow deeper as each story is added.
He ie. working his men under tremendous pressure. Au ordinarily slow iron
job with its rattling dynamic progress is
enough of a burden. But to rush one,
to crowd ponderous steel into fleeting
hours, is a nut her matter, Ilis employers give him so much time, and keep
pounding him; and along with this pressure they give him constant but con-
to wit: Don't kill any
trariwise order,
It   is   elillicl.lt
suits.    But it c
is done.
The fran
accomplish  with re-
be done .....I today it
 k  of  one  big store  _.
New York, containing 22,000,000 pounds
of steel, was erected iu onlv four hundred hoins. Nut nu ironworker was killed or seriously injured. The Metropolitan tower, rising lifty stories above the
streets, was topped witl. tl..' same fortunate result; see was the hefty "Singer
lieerci.''  Snine   buildings nnd   bridges   in
the past have proven vei'itnbl nrgi.es
—they shew the ceenstant haze.r.l of the.
Ironworker's life—but buildings cue nol
erected Hint way today, even with
greatly advanced speed,
It is a wonderful giant's game nf
jackstraws tl.i- rearing Of the sl eel
structure, First a platoon e.f meenslcr
derricks is set up iu the pit. The masts
arc sometimes ninety feel in height.
with beams nearly as long, and are
Bhipped cell the way across the' dentin
cut from .he big pine forests of Oregon.
Three licet cars, end to end, cue required
fnr the length nf the pules, and, arrived
nt their destination in New Vork, they
are trucked through ll.c streets tu the
building site cit midnight when other
trccllie'  i- nil  save sns| led.
New the steel is arriving, drawn from
the river lighters in great double-teamed, extension trucks, and is unloaded
all around the edge uf lhe rectangular
pit. Each length is marked to gn in a
cerlc.in place. The drivers for the most
part are ex-ironworkers anel know how
tn handle steel as well as horses. The
derricks nre electrically run and move
silently, swiftly, steadily. The Bpas
modfc jerking of the in.lli.ig steam upright engine is absent. The big bneems
Bwing, dip, raise their many tun loads
with all the precision and delicacy nf
Ir'nian hands. Just think of swinging n
heavy girder intn a flange-union with a
play em either si.le of little more than a
quarter of nn  inch.
With each derrick there's a crew of
Beveu men, comprising a "pusher" or
squad boss, a derrick-man, ami five
over-head   Ironworkers.    Over   all  the
squads is the iron foreman, darting
here and there, looking up and down,
seeing the whole process ami every part
of it.
The mighty work goes on continuous
ly by day and night. One shift—on a
big job it numbers fifty men—relieves
another. There must be uo stopping*
minutes count. At night yellow anel
white incandescent lights sputter over
a ceaseless din aud travail. Now aud
then an ambulance rings its way iuto
the congested side-street. For there are
accidents, They cannot be altogether
From the edge of the pit you see an
iron beam roll lazily out of a pile. Its
...otiou is slight and noiseless, seemingly inconsequential, but it hit a man's
leg and stripped it to the bone. Two
beams meet, slowly, with velvet-like
contact; but a man's fingers intervened,
and they were nipped oil'. And metal
will break. There's the foreman, now,
bending white-faced over the broken
link of a derrick chain, it is an inch
thick aud outside it looks polished, hard,
sure; but within there was a bubble in
the steel, leaving onlv- a thin circumference of metal to hold it together.
Luckily, when it snapped, as snap it
must, there were no men' ruling the
leiaii of beams; but there might have
There arc accidents; but the work is
too ponderous to make them noticeable,
its purpose too serious to have them in-j
terfere or subtract a minute of progress.
No oue takes heed of them, not even
the waiting line of idle iron-workers,
anxious for a job anel the chances of it
Only the best and steadiest men are em
ployed, experienced workers, who are
not ouly careful of themselves, but also
of their team-mates; au.l it is remarlc
able how the character of the ironworker has changed to meet the exaetious
of these days of rapid construction.
In the past they were a boisterous,
.swashbuckling lot. They "flouted"
from New Orleans to Vancouver, lived
iu freight-cars, built bridges and dropped off of them with a grin aud a choking "Good-by." A hero among them
was a mau who had the longest fall to
his credit, or who could toss a white-
hot rivet the greatest distance. They
lived hard and died easily. Today they
know that a man stands highest ou the
pay-roll who takes his work and its
danger most seriously, who also watches
the man next to him—for in this calling one man's error often means another 's life.
Kven so the bridgeworker of toddy
has not lust his romantic side. He is still
the cavalier of the workaday world. See
him now, clinging like a fly to the top
ring of that lofty derrick, or swaying
in mid-air with one leg wound carelessly about a dangling cable, or standing
upright alongside a dizzy column, hundreds of feet above the ground, with
nothing more substantial under his
clinging toe thai, an inch-wide bolt! The
plumber laying pipes in the dark basement gets just as high a wage and his
work is quite as important. But the
ironworker gets the eyes of the crowd
an.l knows it. "Cowboys of the skies"
they have been styled, aud aptly so.
They have muny characteristics in common' with their' brethren of the plains.
They love a dare and a scampering race.
Ofteu they make anel have them—when
the boss is not watching. Just recently
twu sky-scrapers in New Vork raced
up side by side—a veritable Marathon
of the skies!—ami prodigies of daring
and foolhardiiicss were done by the rival gangs facing each other across the
intervening side-street. They stole each
other's hats end wrenches as they
sailed up atop the loads of iron, danced
giddy hornpipes on the ends of projecting beams, tried to "best" each other
taking chances, amid the pandemonium
of whip-snapping cables and swinging
They affect extravagances and peculiarities of dress. That athletic-looking
fellow with the grimy face and hands
appears on idle Sundays in white flannels and silk hose. The man beside
hin. is a favorite at bridgemcii 's dances
and has been known to wear and grace
a frock-coat. They make no serious
complaint over the new order of things
—the rush of the work. "Sure," said
one, '-it's all right, only it's over nowadays before you get your second wind."
Said another: "This going up at a
storv a day interferes with me social
life.' On that Thirteenth Street building
there wns a hotel within arm's reach,
and one day I got to talking with a
pretty maid—through a wiudow. Next
day 1 had to talk down to her, and next
day I hael to yell to her, and iu two
days more I had to say good-by.
" 'Good-by!' says she. 'Sorry to seo
vou gn; but I'll introduce you to my
'friend Katie who works on the tenth
floor.' "
Every time two stories of steel are
completed the derricks must be raised.
This has been slow, cumbersome work
in the past. Only a year ago it meant
a day's work. Now they do it in from
thirty minutes to two hours. In the old
way "they rigged a stiff-legged derrick
above, which grappled down and lifted
up the boo... derrick. In other words,
they raised a derrick with a derrick.
Neevv they make the derrick raise itself. To a layman this sounds like raising one's self by the boots. But it.
can l.e done, even with an eight-ton,
ninety-foot derrick. A young iron foreman solved the problem one day when
his company gave hin. just twelve days
I., put up the frame nf a t wel ve story
"It's easy enough." suid he. "Vou
just fold up tho derrick and lash boon,
and .nasi, together. Then detucli the
main  'fall' en- hoisting cable from the
bee.em  I give  it  n  clutch around the
mnst about one third of the length from
til,'   tup.
"Now start yuur winding drums
down there in the basement, and what's
going tn happen? Why, the cable pulls
the whole derrick up and holds it till
we  make new moorings.*'
Thev wait for nothing au.l obey nn
precedents in the ln.il.ling uf the express sky-scraper. While the steel
frame* is hastening skywards the walls,
flours, tiling, lire-proofing, wiring—all
are racing after it. The very moment
tl support is ...ado thnt renders possible
the commencement 'ef another branch
of the work, the latter activity begins.
Hi. n granite an.l brick building the
bricklayers start work—on the fifth
story, say—beforo the granite has reached them. By the time the latter is
laid and meets the brick they are several stories in advance. That means several stories saved in time. They work
shoulder to shoulder—nnt an inch nf
rieom is wasted—nn a lung, mechanically
elevated platform that seems to climb
upward before your very eyes.
Already the plastering has begun—
while there still remains a .gap in the
under walls between granite and brick.
Another precedent, broken! Said a nervous young superintendent oue morning.
"We begin plastering today."
"What!" expostulated the foreman.
He   iuterposed   objections,   slowly,   ob
stinately; the superintendent snapped
each oue out of the way. They were
precedents ouly,
--Ami, now, why .net.'" In* concluded.
Tin* furi'uian scratched his head; and
then a light began tee .winkle in his eye,
the light of daring, Initiative—eif A.ne'i
icanism. for that is what the spirit
really is. lie jumped up. shook his
sliuuidcrs    and    squared    them. The
wheelhcerse became a racer. "I got
you,*' said he. "I'll have a hundred
and lifty men on the job by nun..."
It is this dovetailing of all the van
ous activities—from base to cornice,
from siele tu side, that helps most to
solve the puzzle e.f rapiei construction.
No trade waits for another to finish.
Each fits in the moment another makes
a groove and all work skyward together.
Thus there may be mure than a thuu-
sand men on a building at one time.
They swarm like ants over the structure. Mauls, riveting-hammers, trowels,
wrenches, shovels, saws—join in a tre-
tiieudoiis chorus which may be heard for
Around the base of the building drays
are fighting for room and dumping materials rushed hither from the railroad
yards of Harlem, from the scows of the
North and Fast rivers, from city supply
shops. Above all is din, dust, clamor,
and clung. All seems confusion to the
unpractised eye, yet out of the vastness
of it, a massive, architectural, fireproof monument grows into the heavens
to endure for ages.
There is auother remarkable feature
uf the express sky-scraper—this, that in
their construction amid the traffic*
crowded streets of the metropolis, thousands of tons of diverse materials are
whirled up and into place without injuring those below or even impeding traffic to an appreciable degree.
All the various trades—the masons,
steanifitters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, plasterers, fire-proofers, stone-
setters, concrete-mixers, laborers—are
organized in gangs, as are the ironworkers. Each gang has its "pusher," each
trade its foreman. The men are responsible to the "pusher," the "pusher" to the foremen, the foremen to the
superintendent. Every kink in the
work, every problem of the vast operation—and they are many and frequent
—filters quickly down to the superintendent. He solves them with a snap of
his fingers. Sometimes he bawls back
his orders through a megaphone. One
superintendent, au old young man, wiry,
nervous, alert, was explaining how he
dovetailed his buildiug gangs.
"I see," I began, "while you are
"No, no!" he interrupted. "Cut out
the word ' waiting.' There's no waiting—anywhere. That's just the keynote of the job. We don't wait; we
double up!"
"What will you do when you finish
this job?" 1 asked.
"Get a harder one." l.e sai.l, grimly.
The   spirit  of  the   superintendent   is
"Mrs.  Maybrick   found  guilty:  Sentence of death."
That news spread through thc country
one August morning in 1889 aroused
thousands of reaeiers oi her trial tu protest. Thc night had hardly closed upon
the spieaeting of the news before petitions were being prepared and circulated through the country for signature,
praying tnat the wretched girl might be
saved from the scaffold. When eom-
pleted, the Maybrick petition was the
most extraordinary one for a prisoner
the British Isle has ever seen, it bore
uo fewer than close upou a million signatures, including those of fifty-two
members of the House of Commons. Oue
of the most remarkable features of the
Maybrick appeal was that something
like thirty-five per cent, of the sigua
tores were those of women.
At eleven o'clock one December night,
eight years ago, a cab drove up to tt:
entrance uf Hoiluway Prison aud a mau
leapt out. He was a messenger iron.
the Hume Otlice bearing a sealed des
patch from the Hume Secretary for in.
mediate delivery into the hands of the
governor of the prison, A few moments
later the governor, the chaplain, and
the head wardress were tramping.down
the dismal corridors of the prison to the
cell in whieh was coufiued Miss Kitty
Birou, the young girl condemned for
the killing uf a stockbroker whom she
had encountered in the street and mortally wounded witl. a knife before the
spectators could rush to his rescue.
Thousands of people hurried to append
their names to the petitions in her favor. Eveu iu the stock exchange itself
people hustled one another to sign the
appeal for mercy, uud iu less' than a
week 300,000 men aud women weir.!
pleading on her behalf. The Home Secretary anticipated the presentation of
the petition by commuting the sentence,
but later on the monster petition was
carted into his otlice urging him to mitigation of the sentence of penal servitude for life.
Liverpool was the centre of another.
great agitation for mercy in 1898, when
the people of Lancashire were aroused
respecting the fate of a young lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, Lieutenant
Wark, who had been condemned to death
by Mr. Justice Darling ut the preceding
assizes. Wark was accused of the murder of a young woman. Even though
guilty, there were many circumstances
that appeared to make his offence oue
for merciful consideration. The jury
had themselves strongly recommended
him to mercy, and the public found -heir
hearts in accord witll ttieir finding. A
manly, but at the same time touching,
speech made by the prisoner after the
verdict had a vast effect. No fewer
than 54,000 persons signed the petitions
in his behalf, aud the sentence was later
on commuted to oue of merely three
years' penal servitude.
Prom morning till night people flocked to the places in Edinburgh, Glasgow,
aud in all the large towns iu Scotland
It culminates iu financial operations on
a scale unexampled in our day, and the
development of innumerable industries
connected with the use of rubber.
It was, indeed, in 1845 that Thomson
patented the idea of affixing a "belt*1
tilled with compressed air to the rim of
a carriage wheel, and although his in
voutiou never came into practical use,
he showed great knowledge of the good
effects which would follow from the use
of the pneumatic tire. Thomson, now
ever, wus ahead of his time, and his tiro
fouud no favor.
Forty-three years later .lol... Dunlop,
without any kuowledge of the Thomson
invention, patented a pneumatic tire.
More than once I have heard from Mr.
I.iinleeje himself the simple tale of how
he came to invent his device. The "safety" bicycle had theu eome into vogue,
but its wheels were shoei with solid rubber tires. Mr. Dunlop's little son possessed a tricycle, aud as the Duuiops
then lived iu Belfast, and the Irish
roads were of very bad surface, this
veterinary surgeon applied his miud to
contrive some menus for minimizing the
harsh jolting to which his boy was subjected when he rode his tricycle.
A rubber tube filled with compressed
air was evolved, and it afforded such
comfort to the rider that Mr. Dunlop
brought the idea before adult cyclists,
aud some enthusiasm was aroused among
them. But Mr. Dunlop would have hardly been more successful iu 1888 than
Thomson iu 1845 had not another man
appeared on the scene.
Mr. Harvey du Cros was at that time
a prominent figure in Irish sporting
circles, and his sons were famous for
their prowess in cycle raciug. With true
business instinct, Mr. du Cros saw the
immense possibilities of the pneumatic
tire for cycles, aud he threw himself
heart and soul iuto the work of making
this crude invention practicable. His
early efforts were greeted wtih derision
Cyclists and cycle manufacturers scoffed
at the clumsy "bolster" tyre offered to
them, aud almost without exception experts declared against it.
Then Mr. du Cros brought a baud of
Irish cyclists, including his sons aud Mr.
K. ,1. Mccredy to England, and they
gained sweeping victories with the pneumatic tire ou the racing track. It was
evident now that the new invention
would eventually triumph, but a long
and desperate fight against conservatism
and prejudice had still to be waged, and
it is reasonable to assume that but for
the enterprise and ability of Mr. Harvey
du Cros Mr. Dunlop's invention might
have lain dormant for many years. Had
this been the case the whole progress
of modern locomotion from motoring to
airmanship would have been checked,
for we can trace the direct influence of
tne air-filled tire in all the astonishing
developments of the last twenty-two
years. So from the bad state of Irish
roads, from the solicitude of a fond parent to make smooth progress for his
son's cycle over rough roads, Thomson's
The Personalitg of Theodore
Musical Organization Whieh Comes to the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition, July 13-23
held, in some measure, by every one of
his army of men. They, too, take a
savage joy in the speed of the work.
Each gang seeks to outrival the other;
every trade works for a record. Each
strives to do '' stunts.'' The first column
up and grilled fast in its concrete base,
is decorated with a flag—a tribute to
the gaug that erected it. The last piece
of iron in the completed structure also
bears a like emblem, which waves in
honor of the whole force.
Stone-setters, bricklayers, fircproofers
—all greet the completion of their tasks
with a triumphant yell. Yesterday the
record was a hundred and fifty dray-
loads of materials laid iu a day; now
thev have made the record two hundred.
The modern sky-scraper is really a
great steel cage blanketed with stone,
cement, aud brick. Its walls aud partitions are very thin as compared with
the old-fashioned brick processes which
took up room an.l gave less strength,
which, moreover, were slow ami costly
to erect. The new type of buildiug
stands fur strength and economy—and
It was new only a score of years ago.
Then the people of Chicago marvelled
over such a structure only nine stories
high. Pedestrians blocked the sidewalks in front of it and had to be dispersed by the police. Today the fifty-
story sky-scraper has already ceased to
be a wonder.
What does the future hold forth?
Greater height? The architects say
no; thut a multitude nf such structures
will shut out light, from the streets and
muke un ugly sky-line. The limit of
height has been reached.
Greater speed, then.' Yes, in all probability. The express sky-scraper is just
beginning. Every one, from architect
down, is working to further its speed.
All are simplifying processes, inventing
new mechanical aids, devising better
building systems. Verily, soon we shall
have "sky-scrapers while you wait.'*
NOTHING rouses the British public
like the sense of injustice done to
a fellow-creature," said Sir Wm.
Harcourt, while he was Hume Secretary,
and not infrequently prisoners have
found themselves the subjects of extraordinary demonstrations in their behalf.
Nearly 80,000 persons signed the petition in favor of Daisy Lord, the poor
girl recently released after eighteen
months of imprisonment. She had been
condemned to the gallows for the death
of her child in the most pitiable circumstances. In thousands of homes the
story of her sorrow, of her despair, of
her frenzy, had touched the heart and
awakened people to sympathy with her
and to indignation at what one of our
most distinguished judges once described as an "antiquated and monstrous
legal form" which had dictated the
cruel sentence passed upon her.
and the North of England where petitions were lying in favor of the young
woman who had been pronounced guilty
of the murder of Jessie Macpherson, the
housekeeper who had beeu discovered
mysteriously murdered in a house in
Sandy-ford Place, Glasgow. The jury
had found her guilty, aud the jueigs hud
expressed his entire concurrence in tne
verdict, but the public regarded the case
as one of mystery. "McLachlau shall
not die!" was the cry of thousands.
Crowds flocked to the places where the
petitions in her behalf were lying, and
in the end the sentence was commuted
to one of life-long imprisonment.
A huge sensation was created by the
result of the Peuge murder case, when
three persons named Staunton—two
brothers aud the wife of oue of them—
and a young girl were charged with the
murder of the wife of the younger
brother by starving her to death. The
case was the first murder trial over
which Mr. Justice Hawkins presided,
and the prisoners were defended bv Sir
Edward Clarke.
But whether the death of the unfortunate woman was designed oi merely
the result of callous and brutal indifference was a hard question, and people
gave a gasp of surprise when the trial
resulted in the batch of four persons being found guilty of wilful murder aud
sentenced to death! A thrill of horror
passed through the country. Agitation
in favor of the prisoners commenced on
all sides. Over 80,000 persons attached
their signatures to the petitions against
the dentil sentence being carried out.
So absurd was the verdict and sentence
recognized to be with regard to the girl
accused with the Stauntons that, the
Home Secretary hurriedly granted her
nn absolute free pardon. The others
were saved from the gallows.
Do petitions, in behalf of prisoners
have any effect! Some persons ha.e
questioned it. But there is really no
doubt that a petition, largely signed and
urging reasonable grounds for revision
of a sentence, has considerable weight
with n Home Secretary.
"What the public brain thinks and
the public heart feels," Sir Richard
Cross is said to have remarked to a legal
gentleman who sneered at a petition he
had received, "is worth attention, i
shall never turn a deaf ear to a voice
pleading for mercy. I will listen and
consider though I may iu the eud be uu-
able to agree with it.*'
THE dispute arose about a statue.
Who invented the pneumatic: tire?
To whom should Edinburgh give
lienor in bronze or marble? To a Mr.
R. W. Thomson, who patented an air-
filled tire in 3845, or to John Dunlop,
who invented the pneumatic tire in
1888? The dispute carries the imagination back over oue of the most astonishing episodes in our industrial history,
lt begius with a mystery of invention.
idea was re-created, and this time tho
right mau was at hand to develop the
From the pneumatic tired bicycle
theie evolved naturally the idea of fitting air tires to motor cars, and hi this
direction France led the way. The
crude mechanism of the early motors
was saved from the rough vibration of
the roads, and the automobile Improved
with amazing swiftness as soon as these
tires were employed. With the progress
of the motor car came the perfecting of
the petrol engine and its application to
manifold purposes. Last, of all, it made
the airship and the aeroplane possible,
aud in each of these vessels rubber fabric is extensively employed.
Follow the evolution from small to
great. Today cycles are numbered in
millions, the total in the United Kingdom being over three millions* There
are close on 180,000 motor vehicles iu
the United Kingdom, and the world's
total must soon approximate to half a
million. All over the gliibe the trail of
the air-filled tire has been laid by mil
lions and millions of wheels, and the
road is becoming once more the main
artery of our social system. In the air,
too, we ore tracing uew routes by the
aid of the petrol engine. Airships are
being built by every great Power, and
of aeroplanes France alone has already
nearly two hundred, most of them fitted
with pneumatic tired wheels. With fall
this has come the creation of Innumerable allied industries, perhaps the most
remarkable industrial development being that, in connection with tlie production of raw rubber.
And this colossal factor iu our Industrial life has come into existence because of a discomfort, to a child cycling
nlong tho rough roads of Ireland
Whether of Dunlop or of Thomson, Edin
burgh's statue will not be without signi
fiennce as a symbol iu our industrial his
Deep in the ore-boat'fi hobl
Where great-bulked boilers loom
And yawning mouths of fire
Irradiate the gloom.
I saw half-nakeel men
Made thrall to .flame an.l steam,
Whose bodies, dripping sweat,
■  Shone  with an  oily  gleam.
There, all the sullen night,
While waves boomed overhead
And smote the lurching ship,
The ravenous fires they fed;
They did not think it brave;
They even dared to joke!  .   .
I saw'them light their pipes
And puff calm rings of smoke I  .   .
I saw a passer sprawl
Over his load of coal—
At wliich a fireman laughed
Until it shook his soul:
All this in a hollow shell
Whose half-submerged form
On Lake Superior tossed
'Mid rushing hills of storm!
-Harry Kemp, in American Magazine
By T. P. O'Connor
DO not, gentle reader, start back aud
think that i am about to enter
iu these literary columns ou a
political discussion. Hero I have no
opinions tu pronounce on Mr. Roosevelt's political views, either ou the affairs of his own or of our country. Let
the political journals debate these questions to their hearts' content; we are
concerned here with the man and not
with his politics.
It is a complex personality, and yet
in its essentials it is a very simple—I
had almost said a primordial and elemental—personality. The complexity
comes from the man's environment* the
simplicity is in the man himself. Simple, direct, almost brusque in speech,
with very definite and very single purpose, with no tolerance or even keen
sense of the intricacies, the insincerities, and the difficulties of all political
or social problems, this man goes
straight to his object. He offends many
traditions;' sometimes he exasperates
many people to fits of inarticulate or
blasphemous rage; he now and then, by
the very rudeness of his attack helps
the forces he is assailing; but he goes
right ou, never perceptibly influenced or
discouraged or wounded by the attacks
that come so abundantly in reply. Selene aud even joyous in Lis inner self, in
spite of strong language and apparently
hot resentment, this strange survival or
recrudescence of a simpler and robuster
age goes' right on, laughing with the
hearty laugh almost of a child in the
midst of the raging tempests of passion
which he everywhere gathers around
him. 1 wus particularly struck with
that wheu 1 had a little talk with him
the other morning, immediately after
his Guildhall speech. The speech, as we
all kuow, brought down ou his head a
considerable amount of notice, not altogether friendly; but he seemed as unconscious of it all—except by a certain
boyish enjoyment of it—as though it
had never been.
His career as president was on just
the same lines. Few people who do not
know America intimately cau have any
idea of the cyclones of hatred and vituperation through wliich Mr. Roosevelt
as Presideut had to pass. After all,
tliere is no power in political life which
you ean tread on with such certainty
of a serpent-spring back at you us
Money, and especially Big Money. Money is powerful everywhere: Biy Money
too powerful everywhere. But as there
is no country where tliere is so much
money, and, above all, so much Big
Money, as the United States, so there
is no" place where an attack upon it
brings such terrific rejoinder. And
therefore it wus that, when Mr. Roosevelt began to attack the gigantic tr«sts,
with their revenues equal to those of
many small States, with subjects almost
ns numerous and almost as dependent,
with their antennae spread all over—in
the Press, ine. the Legislature, in the
judiciary, and even iu the pulpit—he
fell foul not of one serpent, but of a
hundred thousand serpent-headed
powers, pomps, and principalities.
Koosevelt fought, for the millions, and
that is the reason why he embodies so
I don't know that l.e was always
prudent, and I don't know that ho was
always right, but I cannot help odmir
ing that splendid ...id elemental courage.
He knew the risks and faced them, and
never was dismayed by them. Here
he is today approaching fifty years of
age, and lie has the stride, the toughness, the unlined face, the ready and
open laughter, the free speech of a boy.
Wellington admired the courage of that
heroic sergeant in the Peninsular who
grew pale when he was ordered to advance nn a forlorn hope, but who yet
advanced, overcoming the natural man
bv the sheer force of will and sense of
duty. Roosevelt has no title tn the
game kind of admiration.; he never
grows pale in the sight of danger, he
laughs at it, and if it came to his turn
to lead a forlorn hope he would do so
either with a hearty smile or with just
a little more sternness in the strong,
stern chin, lie has no inner tremors,
ever to overcome.   He is primordial.
And yet this splendidly robust creature was a delicate youth, and perhaps
it was this delicacy which helped to
make him what he is today. He was
ordered West by the physicians frnm his
native New York, This was some thirty
vears ago, and the West of America was
the West. Today even the States which
I myself knew an.l saw as desolate,
hopeless, thinly-populated prairies are
now covered with mighty cities, with
their great, clean, even streets, their
monster hotels, their gorgeous theatres
and opera houses, their cathedrals and
their chapels. But thirty years ago
thev could still be the haunts of the
men who fight and kill big game; they
were populated by those adventurous,
reckless, lawless spirits who have fled
voluntarily or under legal pressure from
tamer civilizations: and men had to
live under the conditions of man's first,
steps towards the establishment of
orderly communities. ■'
Here wus the right training ground
for the primordial man that Roosevelt
is. Ile fought, for big game, taking his
life often in his hands; but he had even
grimmer and more trying experiences,
fnr l.e lived among men who had, many
of lliem, lost respect for ordinary hu-
mnn law. They held life cheap, and
they often took it or lost it in the
course of a small personal dispute
which, in civilized society, would end in
a laugh or u lawsuit. But. Roosevelt
lilted, though ho did not always approve
of, his wild associates, Tliere is a stirring storv in one of his many sketches
uf Western life iu which he tells how-
two desperudoes, meeting accidentally,
nfter the exchange of many taunts begun firing on each other till they both
tell, uml now nne of them, though dying
and prune on the ground, managed to
lire u Inst shot which sent his enemy
nnd himself companions over the Styx.
Thev were perhaps both well out of
the way, but what grit they showed! ns
is the characteristic comment of Roosevelt.
A primordial man ....long primordial
men in ll.c West, Roosevelt has retained
a good deal of that spirit still; and it
is one of the many factors that go tn
muke up his extraordinary popularity.
Ile has no sense of any social distinctions; everyone is either a nmn or not
a man to him. One of his friends is
John L. Sullivan, the famous prizefighter, and he speaks of John L. with a
certain tender affection. "Mighty good
fellow is John," he says, musingly;.and
then he tells some humorous story of
John L's peculiarities, which prove
tnat, with all his strcnuousness and
sternness of purpose, Roosevelt has a
keen sense of humor. lie was terribly
assailed because he usked Brooker
Washington, the celebrated colored propagandist an.l college president, to take
a lunch witll him at the White House.
But who that, knows Roosevelt could
have been surprised that he made no
distinction   of  race  or  color  when  he
I found himself in the presence of one he
considered a real man.'
The face never comes out well in a
photograph. Every photograph I have
seen of Koosevelt is. indeed, more of a
caricature than a photograph. This is
because you see all the stern, hard lines
of the face and not the expression. The
jaw, massive and square, the strong
mouth, the steru brows, all these things
are reproduced; but what are these
things without the boyish smile, the
quick humor, the welcoming shake, and
the tactful and pleasant word which
you know iu Roosevelt the moment you
are in his presence? He has his likes
and uislikes, doubtless—perhaps strong
ones—but 1 am Inclined to think that
they are to things rather than to men.
He is glad to see and to hear everybody; he has a strong, human, fraternal
soul, this man who has lived in the
midst of fierce and devastating conflicts
all his life. This is partly the result
of his environment. No man iu America is such a perfect type and embodiment of that equalitarian uud simple,
and even brotherly, spirit which remains, amid all its faults aud disappointments, the most splendid virtue
ami conquest of the Republican system
of government in the United Statos.
Thc rich in America often oppress the
poor, but they never patronize and they
never slight them. Aud Roosevelt meet
iug any body of men—soldiers, young
aspirants, the humble, the distressed,
the prize-fighter, everybody who represents early struggle or helpfulness pr
sympathy—Koosevelt, meeting any body
of men, hails them each one with the
same warm shake of the hand, the saiue
pleasant word, the same smile. It is
this naturalness and brotherliiiess of
the man's manner that ulso create
around him that atmosphere of blind
affection which everywhere meets him
among the masses in America. •
Filially Roosevelt met the conditions
wliich bring out the great man; for
in all great careers there must be the
conditions us well us the man. Roosevelt represents The Revolt. It is everywhere. The Revolt; but it is stronger,
more widespread, more vehement in America than in any other country. Roosevelt found his country iu the chains of
trusts, monopolies, and the possession
by these organizations not merely of tho
resources but of the laws, the food, and
the very being of the ninety millions
that make up the mighty nation. Leader of a party that draws much of its
strength from the rich and the conservative, Roosevelt was a Radical, and even
a Revolutionary. He fought the trusts;
ne shouted at them cries of arrogant
deliunce; he raised up against them
every instrument that the rather unwieldy Constitution of his country por*
mlttted. Sometimes they' were able to
beat him; sometimes he adopted wrong
methods; ofteu I have thought that, he
attacked the mau, not the system; the
topmost branches and not the poison
roots of the system. But he voiced The
Revolt; aud It is as the voice of The
Revolt that millions in America look up
to him and believe iu him uud love him
and hope from him.
SPEAKING against time is eommou
enough iu most Parliaments, but
praying against time is something
new. Tlie Washington Times, however,
tells of such an occurrence, which once
happened in the United States capital.
Members of the House, who had congregated in the cloak room during the
general debate ou the tariff, were discussing the recent prayer of the Rev.
Mr. Coudrey, the House chaplain, deploring muckraking.
"For some reason," said oue of the
veteran members, "the chaplain's
prayer reminded hie of tlie most amusing Incident I ever say during my entire
service in the House of Representatives.
The incident occurred many yeurs ago,
so I have forgotten the names of tho
actors, but there are still some meeiiberi
of the liouse who recall  it.
"One day the jour.ml clerk rushed
into the liouse while the chaplain was
].laying. He looked through the drawers of his desk iu a hasty manner and
then hustled to the side of the chaplain.
" 'Keep on praying,' he urged earnestly.   'We can't find the journal.'
"Mr. Chaplain was so startled that
l.e faltered iu his prayer, but after a
moment he seemed to grasp the situation. He bowed his head still lower
and continued to pray. The usual time
devoted to prayer in the House is shout
a minute. Members began to shift uneasily on their feet, to look at their
watches, and, Instead of bowing their
heads in reverence, they looked at the
Speaker, pleadingly. The Speaker, evidently, had been informed of the difficult and, realizing that the business
of the House could not proceed without
the journal, he was willing that the
members get plenty of prayer. After
ten minutes' solid praying the preacher
showed signs of getting nervous. He
knew the members were getting restive
and he lookeel down to one of the desks.
" 'Don't stop,' pleaded the clerk,
'We haven't found it yet.'
"The preacher did not stop until he
had been praying for fifteeu minutes,
at the end of which time the journal
clerk rushed Into the House bearing the
precious book under his arm.
" 'Amen,' said the chaplain with a
sigh of relief, and the Speaker promptly
ordered the clerk to read the journal
of the preceding day's business.''
THE Suffragist community is indebted to Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont for a
new story. Mrs. Belmont, as all
know, is one of the most ardent of Suffragists. The other ladies in tho movement complain that she wishes to be the
whole show, and just permit the others
to work for her, but no one questions
her devotion to the cause. She refused
the other day to appear ou the same
platform with another lady who was
hopelessly in the thrall nf the demon
man, and to explain her dislike told the
"I used to know a married pair,"
said she, "of whom the wife was a devoted and charming woman, and ■ the
man a good-for-nothing. But no matter
what he did, his wife always forgave
him. One day I was calling upon her,
when I saw her butler pass the door
carrying a huge green parrot in a cage.
'Oh,' I said, 'are you going to get rid
of Uncle Tom?' Uncle Tom was the
parrot. ' Ves,' said the poor little wife,
with a sigh. "I'm very fond of him—
but I feel that it is my duty to send him
away.' 'Aud why is it your duty?' I
" 'I just found out thc other day'
sho said, 'that naughty Uncle Tom is
teaching my husband to swear.' "
Thirteen tons to the acre is the average yield of onions raised by intensive
farming in the vicinity of Valencia,
Spain. 'nn-. nosMEH times
M«SF=*,5S-  4JS.-y.-B.-B-.
iwwtfld gnuw instead of wood,     or neck often leads to the after  n     V!
Aluminum    monev    H-uhi    -..-i..r   «iri«   .-.,.>    •    -    .     »n«r growtfc
who    have   grown   tflU       •■•    ■>«*■■-
words of a little lot who waa told
iu   th
by her mother not to play in tin* froi.t
yard on Sunday.
"But,   mamma,   iun'1   it   Sunday  in
tl,.' backyard, toot"
JAMES AaLBERY, the draruaii-t. was
descending  the  steps of his rial),
when   a  stranger   addressed   him
thus:    "1 bey yuur pardon, but is there
a gentleman in this club with one eye
of tlio  name of  X ?''    Albery  an-
swered tlie question at once by another:
'"•Stop a moment. What's the name of
his other eyef"
MAKAKT, the great Viennese painter, was taciturn to a fault. It ia
related of liiiu that, ome at a dinner party he sat next to Mine. Gall-
un.yer fuv a whole hour without utter-
»ng a syllable, when his fair neighbor
playfully nudged him witli her elbow
ami said: "Come, Herr von Mfakart,
let uh change the conversation.'
r   have
decided to retire and  turn the
; over to you. What do you
•eiy '.'' The young man pondered tlie
situation gravely.    Then a  bright idea
seemed to strike him. "[ sny, dad," he ^^^^	
suggested,  '-how  would  it  do for you|pictures of wild animals
to work a few years longer and tben the      Simba  is an ordinary  fox-terrier, oi
two "i' u.s retire together?" : ll0 special value from a breeder's point
• of view, and was, in fact, taken ol
FAMOUS North Caroline clergy-
.nun, while preaching from the
text, "lie giveth lim beloved
Bleep," stcepiee'el in tin' middle of his
discourse, gazed upon Lis Hluinboring
e eugrogution, uml sctiel: "Brethren, it is
lic.rel to realize tine unbouuded lovo
which tho Lord appears to have for ti
jeee.lion of in.\  auditory,''
a       a       .
A WOMAU wns upbraiding lior husband fi. his drunken habits and
saying     lie     un.**     in,.i.e.;     n.s
'•Don't be alarmed cilccni me, mv
dear," tie said. ''The doctor Buys I'm
' iu   tin*  pink   nl' condition,'
•• you shoit,ld have usked the doctor
In Ineek nl your tongue, and uot your
iteese.'' retortod liis wife.
DOC'3 i'lGKr V/iTU A LiOII       I weather.    Gloves, Iae.e. net, lawn, silk, j the reason that almost all Englishmen,
How a Stray Fox Terrier Won a Lion's ; i"" "" .''caned with benzine io stead ot J-cu t., speak fight **hy u! tbem is a ...ys
jjj^jj 4 Uatnraiist'a Advonlurvi       usiEg the innocnoue dry cleansers, sochltejy lee me.    1 ean attribute it only to 	
With a Ciueua'ltgraph Camera as tnller*■ earth, baked flour and salt   our Intense conservatism   nnd   t.e   tbel Aluminum    money,   light    nnd1"'   ''ain   whi.h   is   freckled   or
In Africa bread    crumbs,    coruflonr.    a:. I    cloth  rooted objection to what English j.e-upte. «anii:.i >. ind   this   if particular),   distrei>siuf>   I.
•T1IMBA   the  Dinette*   fox-terrfei   in "r"'"**' ,    . cull 'making»'new departure.'   I'ersou-      Paper towebi fdr publie use, tljat can   Wies       Timely   applications   of   Zau.
8       ,    w,     ,  and thfou°vdo7o   . ' "' ';   "  "al" * "'" ■'"   '"' "''   -*"-' '   b'"k '■'''", A:'"'■'"'■" ' ''** »«  be thrown away  when done with. I Buk   will  prevent  [fail     /..,,. Bul     -  c.
bieed   which   has  ever  L~< t.-i     ■   U ^""* '-couomital cleatcrs. ll has ev    infinitely preferable to  English. Perfumed butter on the fables of thelherbal   bain,,   which   wotbc  and   ,-ooU
full Jown   lien   -,  ..le-l'i *'■    •.-'    '""''   '•'"'"s ""   ",',:i" "ik,! l'-"""; "'    , ••"*'i:""lv ■'•'"••"••"" trotters can  be rich-prefernbl*.   in clover and  kindred  the burned  -I.e.,. and  ,-mm-  ual
r,'.,r,,,l   t„    1 cneloi " ., c    ...^a,.,,." ' c hoi,, a.,-; net. as well »« ou light gIove»  driven    ...    comparatively    beav*.    cur-  JWances. replace the damaged  ti».iii-  with sofl
returnod   to    l,e,u,lo...   he e    t,,rt ..place,  fn raM# an)J kid    -,•„ ,.,,. ,„ .,...      .. ,.,    riages, though a heliSf is prevalent that velvety skin.
1 teen.   l.n.-n   Lcci   --el.'.'. j 1 h.-v slei.ulcl   lee elra wn  l.ci  11 c  !.!■ cc.U   ,:.       ...:■.   are Suited Onl*e   Ie.   eel.    I -let   tee,, Zulu i'lik     is    a I Ml     ^eec.i     (est     cdiiioie
'Ihe story of  haw Stmba fought    he\    A niMi(. ( .p| ^ ^ fl     mh^ Lentil a man has driv-  A Warnin* cratches   heai  - .-   ulhTt-      ,■
i^WMun i Vr Er Ka;.';      Mf'M"":)-    Tocleaoala^oi net Skirt    en   trotter*  of   this  stamp   he  doesn't!   /^ recent publication  ol   the  mem    (hl   ^ und ;il, ^/,    „ -     A        \
lMilr .Mj.! bi  Mr. Cherry Reartou, tin   th    }ne.ui       ^   he crumbled  over  ,il     realjv  know  „.,,.., atWinu is   <Ul(I ,tllll    oirs of a celebrated  Knghsh umverait^   ■„ thege  n  U| :,.kl,   .,,„,.   .,,     .
dog's  majter,   who  has   ^returned   f bj        d      hM  .        ;t  ,. ht,    wHh Ww.)v   (Vu vyh«  h        d/i       | professor,   Oscar   Browning,   recalls   a   J^  JSuw  quS   heuiVJ     t \
from   he Kenta dtstr c ^ Br:tifh East   the ^ q{ tJle ^ ai8cfrdiug  lhi   tmsh anijHulfi regularIv for :i iinI, wJ||Jft  famous epigram    .aid to be oue of the  J£ r'^TSliffl fat andTi era   ,  lo
AfriM         soled crumb for fresh when neee^ary.   haw*  ever  gone  bac«   to  the  ordinary  ^  admirable ever eomposed. ■      mutt      jt  |s partieularl>   ,j;:,.,,  ln
Hot   Kill   and   flour   is   wnother   good   Won   movers    if   I   mav   call   them   ■-<•:    ."  wa* I^pgtrated t.>  a brilliant   pu    tlu,   deiicate   8kin   of   bsbiei
Isnbfititnte   for   dangerous    cpirits.     It   without giving offense t<. anybody. P1'* •''  K- Stephen, upon the professor,  froni   fl(,.lt   -unketi    ■'■.*,,     ,.-.--
may appear extravagant at  the outset       "Vet   it   Is ,*■   fact   that   hardly  any  WM0  *raw  HOinewlmt   inclined  to  corpu | Sojd    ..,..._ ......
but  it   it* less costly in  the end.    li   ■   interest is taken in thi** country in trot M**'u'.v*
shirt is to be dry washed, ■•• quartern .n   r\ni:   races   with   American   trotters.    I       ",.'1"  "Jl     , °**M'dieut
flour  and   a   pound   of  salt   ure   placed   am  flic lined  to  think   that   many   Eng , ' *'   uutlire's  Ktern   dene-t
in a large enamel basin lu the oven, orllishmen  confuse  the  American  trotter,       ' '"' ,,U"'M"  v,,tl  he but  one
ou the top of the stove, where tin* con    properly  so .ailed,  with  the  Amerieuu *ou ",:i>   '"' tl"' "l,t'M '
tents   mav   become   very   hul   withoul   horse that * puces.' ,
scorching* them.     When   very   hot,   Hm       "The 'pacer' '■* nm  a trotter at all.
lue*,' nf net sli'rt, jabot, plastron, ii iii-    also his action is ugly to look at and lie I     A P!ll  for All  Seasons—Wintei   i
or collars bhould be dropped into it  npjis  not  a  pleasaut  beast  to drive.    My  summer,   iu   any   latitude,   whether
into   poappuds,  ami   kneaded   with   the   trotters are all nne American trotters; i torrid /.one or Arctic temperature, far
knuckles until the dirt im loosened. thev  look  magnificent  as they  literally  melee's Vegetable I'ills .-an In- depend
the Battersea   i^og's Home by
io" Jones, of lion lassoii
j^ave  her to Mr.   Keartou.
Simba's fight with the linn took place
when Mi. Kuarton wub trying to obtain
pictures of tiie killing ot' a lion by
native spearmen. Two lions had been
located in some scrub, and twenty Ma
;ni   wan mis,   with   spear*:,,   were   ready
AKTKK baviug wrestled with about
thirty dishes at a dinner, and after
ail this being called upon to speak.
I lorn co Porter declared that he Celt a
great .sympaihy with that woman in Ire
land wlio had had something ot a field
day on hand, She began hy knocking
lown two somewhat unpopular agents ot
her absentee landlord, and was seen J at  j
cr in the day dancing a jig on the stom- j to   attack.     The   lioness,   however
uch of the prostrate form of the Pres-leaped, and the male lion, alter appeal
byteriaii-uiinistci'.    One of  her friends ' ing for a   moment,  bolted  into a   cme.
admired \or  prowess  in   this  direction J river bed and  refused  t'» budge.
aud invited her in and gave her a good ;     "Simba,'* said ftir. FCoarton, "dartPi
Stiff tflnss of whisky.    Hor friend said, i into the ilonga,  and   within  a   few  sc*(   ;.
Shall 1. pour some water in your whis-londs we heard a tremendous roar which "■""■'. "'  "'. ."
and   the   woman   replied,   "Foi   seemed   to  shake   tlie   ground,   and   the. :,s 1!'"".' '   1,(,lu'  '". ''"' ,,",,11
' " 'll.e .''.lilac l|,        .1        .tl..,.,.        {..lienl
bushes within twelve vards or us were  ,,ml.r0ll7 lu '' "'■", t0Wel
vi<dently   agitated.       Tin-   lion   roured   mu     U'M
again  and  again, and  in  ihe brief tu
- ■   • —
i*ver\ vs here    b\    druggists    uud
. oi t ;.- epet -,    \ie\i.. i •■ ■ ; ■ Pul  imi
tations, aud see the nnnie "Xam liu
\ on t uc  box  before  i       i l
(iurmentfl which are being washed in sweep over the ground; and i<» then
flour must be treated exactly us if they every stride there is grace combined
were in the wiislitub, but instead of j with strength and suppleness. To sir
rinsing them in fresh ilonr und shaking   behind   them   i.-  n   pleasure;    t«>   driv"
- ■*"*"   "i"*1".
Gods   sake,   haven't   I   hail   trouble
Ught already today /''
Here the; opmi
_   ,..    A  (too I  shak'ng travi 1                                                          I
and ironing will then restore them, The "That, of course, depends upon a var j
same flour can he used again and again, icty   of  circumstances,"   lo-   unswered, j
 .._ " 1'iit    wit Ii   unv   uf   nr.    animals    thev
                   -                WE   NEW   QUEBEC   BRIDGE .,*.  „tamj  „,„,.'.,.,,,, J.   ..   , - ..    ,
.food  every nerve tingling, with spears  rpJrR    en0rmo^    eflifl90n    buil1     by ^^"X^nwontv1 i.iH.H.'nnTn
.. ,    P^JS1',.    ,    ,,     , ■       .    ,    , ., ,        L     Messrs. M. K and J. T. 0» vis for  j , w to let them 'out,
be present atlhe fir-t reoresentat i.,n of       'Suddenly the hon dashed through a cnh.rg.no  the  foundations  of  tli.       ■■/,,   l)l(.  , ,;;j,, ,   r!;
ihe1 work of a confrere, and! during the|^BI^r,nA ;,;',:  WC "^ ".ma"?U        '^!;,rr;:J,:ii"*.),,^,,"n'" '
them well  they must be H'wt\ oul with   them is a  jov "       *  ! "";•'   "',i  ,,,:M1"   LO  wnnwond  anv   di I „,  ." ,,M- oiummtmt WtU Ten v«
    ' "^•'hin, c „.,,„, S) , in lrj ;;:;;„;::'■','•;, «™^«« '■.>*.■**.. >--;h*^^^^^^0S^
 - tun  uc nepeno
ed upon io do their work.    The dyspep ■
tic will tind  them a  friend always uud
should carry tnem with him everywhere.)
They  tare  made  to  withstand  anv
mate and are  warranted  t
Swarms  of  locusts   recently   inva lei
.Athens,   reuderiny  the  streets  slij>pen
'"'with their crushed bodies.    The market
gardens   of   the    surroimdiuj-j    disti eti
vi ere -t-i iousiy atl'ected,
,i   (.HARACTERISTIC     anecdote   is 1CTY8-"  m  ll™1'1.    "'   ••'''»«   \"d   vo,y
A    told of Cherubini, the most jeal-! ,,"n","s -v"l'*ul"8 '"   h'* <!°K-    ' '"* M-"""
ouk of tho irritable genus ol ,  I sl'.'*"'•. 0VI ;v "*'n" ""«''
posers.    He had been prevailed upon t
grow Btn
many pills uoh
ot  possessed  i
 , .uu -im** ior wk*. Try
Murln*    in   Vour   Byes   and   fn   Buby'm
Eyes for Scaly  Eyelids  and Granulation.
the work of a confrere, ami, during the, ~ ."•« '&> "'     »<;*•« '"««'*«   i»j deen  water  uuu- nf  thn  n,, i        p ; •       ■ "   uie   "rgaun o   nf   f|*:,   ,,.„  ,.,   i
I- Ditiy si    ,■■■,•;■•;■' -■    'rKK "i""'" wri""f|70fi tons.  Hud  is  ISO fi
..;vnI.    hurled nt   he escaj.iug beast, with m.ch   f(ip( wi 1(,    v hen completed it will hav
accuracy   that   they   all   trainJlxnd   the'     hft,  hj ()f lW fee(     |t is („.,,,    f ,
heart, and the lion tell dead,    i ou must | OPTI   p;,,.^   ,,;,. e   to   !„,,]    j
1WANT sume cl
u dress,'' ami
WANT some cloth to make my dolly
ll dr.      "
other da\
ouncod a little girl of
lie  mitered  u   store   tin
"How much is iif" she naked whoi
the merchant  handed her the package-.
''.lust one hiss,'' was the reply.
"All ri.dit." she suid: "Grandma
said she would pay you when she came
i n tomorrow.
AHUM) man in Khoota (a Caucasian village) came back from
i he river tun- nighl, lo luging ;■
pitcher of water ami carrying tn hie
hand u 1-glltod lantern. Soinn one. meet
my him, said: 'M'n'i're blind; it's all
tho same f*» yon whether it's day or
night.. Of what use to you is a lantern?" "I don't carry the lantern ii
order to see tho roud," replied the blind
man, ''but fo keep some fool like you
i mm running against mo and breaking
. my  pitcher.
80,   liollnda,   I   hear you   and   ' Doom
have   parted   company.     Couldn't
you get along?"
"N'o'nm.    wa    couldn't,       Least,   J
couldn't. D'ye know that low down nig
ger  just ma'ied me fo' mv money?"
"Not"  I   snld.
1' VftS 'ill, IH1 saw all ilem things iu
mv p:ihlor, sllbor butter dishes and
crayon portraits that yuu and the othe'
white ladles gi' tne, and he just
though he was goill' to set iu (here
and smoke while I washed and i'nod.
And I had a Iti-^ burial insurance, too,
and he knowed that. So I jes' nnt .
(holly tu 'lied him out.
" Ves," 1 said. " Hut I thought I
saw him going in your bad*; gate lust
"i Hi, to be suit-: He 'n 'round, but j
he's jes'  boa 'din '   wif uie  now. "
by tho public, he hnd kept
lenee.       The  third  act  was  les
ably received, and a nertain passage e.-
pecially seemed to east a cold blanket | »««»«'»««« "'« ,,u" lw"u™:    * !'*' 1",,,:T 'em  pitch  pine of  !'.
.v«r the spectators, when the old maes ! know that the *kii. ot the lion belongs  Hnd ils pu{ti      „,,       wh,H]
'• ■'              according to. local  custom,  uo    to  the   int0 lil(, ,H.,, (|f ,(l(1 phv), .   ,
Do you   warrior  whose  spear  unlets  the   .ata! (    liIjM(.1;l,   ,rilia^e    v,;j
wound, hut to the man who lirst rusher-   sj(jp
lu and cuts off the hluek ti[. from .!..-'     A* l]p8,mtrll  lr„„, ottnw
,;"l'„, .   , ,    ,    ,   there  hnve hecTh. ...
Mvo ol   the three spearmen nasr"
tro, to tho astonishment of his friends,
wus seen  to applaud heartily,
-enlly   like   that   due,-"'   asked   one   ot
thom;   "I   should   have  thought   il   WU*
one   of  the   poorest   and   coldest   iu   the.
whole opera.'*   " Vou idiot," answered I .
the    ma est ro,    with    genuine    uaivet.      ..,.,,.,.. ril,
"don't  vou   see JJnit  if  I   did   not   npj;y""   ,,,r   ,",.lBln   "I1   *1".1   "''tween   net ; ,„,, „ (i,,;i, il;,r,,(Mllf,nt r*0s reached us to   ino
plaud it  he might possibly cut it out?"   teeth'  resolutely   .letermined   to  opposr   (,!(1    ,   1S ;|m| Hpo(,incnti,ms, und tender !    h
nny hostile claim,     lhe spearmen, who\\ltt\.f\ \,li{.n ,.-iip'd for .
—  were lost in admiration, ucreed that the    "'»..
ui   the  ufteruuon,    'I lie  police  hml   it-
. -e.\ ed sti iet orders to 'hold up, uu4\ cai
inp'i    traveling in the pailc ut  over ten miles
1 sin It   i| a loan*.' When  I started shooting past
• lik<    the cars at twenty live ami twenty miles]
•■'■■•■■ |an hour guil  the public were iimused
"The popular!*
<ud effect,  I   me
into the donga, but HiTCd tX I ^S?"^^^ , bleo^'J a^HF£ f^T '
"        '"B '""'?'■-" ' u» I feel uonvinreil tho mon
five  ice pleasure win do befo
ll" '•   "11 'i'l lie , .,i,i  with t|
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
were lost in admiration, agreed thai the       n
VH3    DUNSMUIK    INrESESTS    ON I ^mha^the^ha'^od iVov"« "IIT mv   Brlf'
VANCOUVEE  ISLAND „!?« ^'mljee^'oi the dl"' '    "' "
Miner,  to   be  Extended ^''-  Keartou also related  the follow
it or ies of his adventures, durii
T,,,, n        i i» ii       mc stories oi  his adveututes,
IIE Hon. James Dunsmuir. who has      K        .       .
, ,   ., , ■ i   i   ui ■ ve. v  ad vent ui'ous    nurue\.
sold   tlie   entire   coal   holdings   on       ,*',.,, .,     . ■'    .,    •.•
Vancouver Island ,.,, :.,,.   .vTlIia... Wi"lf'  '  w"s '" '"   K"'"
M.'„'ic,.,r/i,.. frosidenl  of lhe C.inn.Van  Bf""^,'','» '■£   ,
v-    , i ni i       i i        -T •      t at lackei    n\"   i e i i'l,  a;;
rvorthern  Railway, has been describing
. .      *   ,       , .    .. .,       ,   .r.'nv temperature ruuirei
to un  interviewer  how his father  built    ,; '
he   iisiiuimalt   aud   Nanaimo   Railway. \    P.*.   '        ,  t   ■
n     i ■        w   i -i      Pi. i    *,  a    -M It was while I  was
Ile himself, he said, often worked tnnr-1
ntly   Mr.   Mil
engineer appoint
pinna, rohirno I to the Ih •
fJovernment n eheipie for $(5,0011,
ground   that   owing   to   his*  uhsei
Eitrope   he   did   not   feel   tlinl   Ir
propet ly, en rued that amount.
Km      til.
uture range ^^^^^^^^^
Uo liimsoif.'he said, ofte^workell'Vour |  , '"'!} K:'\. "'  ' w',s i,",tl,is f'"*tc ''"" ' doordy i-. tV." t sV,-'* -1'i I!' "'
.,'c'i, or lift,','., hours a dav in the mines. ,ll,e, *S""li" l""'*-™"''1*"1'1 »"»•»■ ^'J      After vn.shian .dollies the liu».|.i n
"Sineo father's death,"'lie proceeded, "'f ™"A.m '"j',""",  '""%  ^lln*   v'0,^Ue„en,llv .'i-.,^ ily rood,.    If a  li
■■I have opened out the Como* Mines ' ,l"' ,' ",M, "';'";,"'" ," .    !,                ' ,u<' "!l :" l*«blj('-1 ™" ^'" »'" M
built   coke,   ovens,   opened   the*   Uirons W0U 1  l"n   ," uS   ' U,*"V 1      ,"""    ;  '"'i| "■ '"'"""  ' "<-H i
Mine, stinted before his death, opened ,,uu,hi"e  "",s1 .,'"' l'"!'"",'1  ',', "," T     '■'•« mlc
■ho   Extension    Mines,   and   developed f ">« ■lf<'\0111 l,lllc»   ,sl,»»t'   O.v tlto tjoie    sl||
tl   to  what  thev  are  to.lav.   I   Jis0 f arrived three ol the lions had escaped..
opened the Alexandra Mine.   The bhip '""    !"   '"","' ui'8       •   '    "''V  ,
ping mine at Wellington was putting "w" '""' u,"'1 U",S)X. S°*"al1 ';"'SI
out 1,000 tons a dny at tho death of my I ll,e" («"»'*'••*"') •""' "!-1"'*1'" U«»"
1'c.ll.e'v.    The  mini's  to.Icy  are   putting
.ut 11.500 tons nf eoal u day,   There has ...                      e ,c
steniel  giccec-l  over  in.* ...nl  tlie  en.nprii
I8S0 1 im ii
Needle's   Journoy
""'ll    < ,'"<"t)   and   e'ulilc.'i.    Masai   cnt,,rp,|  the  loft  km
speurmea,  who were to do ll.e  killing,   .,.  Sehroda    Posen   <
[whilj*, a* I .vc.es uunrnied, two spoarme    |utol. ,■,.,„„ *,|,e Hn|,; of lu;,, ,,,,!,, ,-,,,,
-lec\\     me.'  line    of    .1 lice.     I    .'Cell    lice'    old   j
I'ccsliceete.'il    e'li 11 iccerc    Ice.lc-,',    l.nl     \eill    Iin   |
■illy udopl  lie fast Ac.'i-i,an trotter, lo
.. Iccecci   [I 'dinary   undulations   of   a
iij^el. icicccl make no diU'ereui't', so t'ece as
Iii.- speed is t'oneei'iii'd."
Asked if .l.e eliinate e,r lOugland suit  '
 . , . | ii,,,.,, ||iiimllj,H, I,,. replied thnl though
HOUSEKEEPERS' HANDS ,,i| the Irottors that he owns are Ameri I
lhe    anils are thoroughly  greased   L.u., i,|.,.,|, they ore seldom or never sick
with  vaseline before nsi.cu dyes it I or sorry.    Cure, however, has .ee he us. i
ling   ereised when they cu-,' beiug shod, some
needing heavier shocn than others, and
are I shoes uf dill'erenl shajee.
The eoie drawback ice dr'.*, ing ilccse
extraordinarily fast uuimaJs i- that iu
...'!   weather   mini   Hies   up  so   ti.ie-lcly
.l.e;.'    fo   c.Vceiel   lee'ileej   splashed   is   Cliches!
c.n   itnpossibilitv,  nee  matter  how  cure
fully adjusted the dashboard.
i-'cec   .his   reason   Mr,   U'innu	
.veal's  motor  goggles   when   ^i'.ii',^   I
hind his trotters,
I   inquired  if he  had  nny  rental'
c! soup, tin* hands will  !„
celci    ivhile   ,'".':!: ..
mav  lee
 II"   which
c  dressmakoi
1   sen,.,.  Uuvs
iilcir iee  cciitlcc' aboul   the  Interna
licence.   ShOW,   ICC.I   111'   le'|elie',|   Cl.    ci.ce-e':
" Ve*^,   VOU   elite   draw   cellelil iein   lee   .In
grotesque way in which the lails ol
nuiiv of the horses are ele.,':.;,',I. I. cc
.... exaggeration lo sny Ihat the . ail - ee.
.-.oicic of lice horses are tee cell intents cul
clot... ulf, leji not more than Coin iv
inches of  lhe  -\'l cm cue   lefl
."" -THK velernn breeder R.S. vluel, wos! , "u'llt*' '" "'" st,JIM '"" l"1'- un.,
<"■■] ■ I- over ... Lexington the olher day i fcn-i *F ,TP, :"" '","1" "' '""''
*•  ' to see his three two venr olds w*'  *'"ll,lm"' "bsurd by 1 g , i,|,,, ,|,,,v,.„
el I Uol. Taylor eef Hem
11: idtc .
lectin, Texas, once met u woman in
lhe road n~ he ..cm rlellng o,,
horseback to hold Kourt in Delta Conn
ly. he teeing thou district ,'udgc. The
woman hud a jet.* of water cen.! the
judge wns thirsty, lining ;. man with,
a cheery word for everyone the colonel
stopped her. "My clear madam," he I
said, smiling, "if you will give ct*' a
drink of e'i'etl wciter from yonder jug.
when you went a divorce from youi-
husband I will -*e'c tint, il costs yon
■e.t hing.'' ''Are you ;. lawyer."' i.i.|iiij'
el     ll.e1    WeelUMII,     )||t l.eli lie*    |.i||l     t |l »a    joj.>
The colonel explained who ho was, and
Ivuviiig  ci   farewell   departed,   leaving
nl..* woman gazing tit him.    The very
xl. morning the women showed up ini
e courtroom uud usked for him.   she j
'..-plained   that   -he   wanted   a   divorce.'
[•she had been  separated  from  her hns-
earn]   for c.   long time, ami the eoleei.e]
vns game, how'ever, He procured ;. Jaw-
11'     .'It      Lis     OWIl      ee\|le*riSI'     Ulld      i.1      lllle
nrse of law the woman was given ,•;
boen more development sin,,- ,ome „„, ....._ 	
there  was prior in  il. The lion made a running fight for about
"Since  the eleatl.  of my  brother  in I" '"He, and again and agn n charged the
100(1  I  have  hnd  chare;,* of the  entire  horsemen.    Then he made i. stand;
ntorosts.    My  tirst action  was to  buv      "The spearmen  rushed  forward, nne'
■ei.t the four San Francisco shareholders  ft'   "  (l'*';,lin''0  "''  'en  yards six  spears!
who had :.  hnlf-intorest in the .-i.iliv.v : "'''"' hurled into his btidy.    I was will, i
ind   the   Comox   Mines.     I   paid   theiir'"  tllir,.v yards of the  beast   with  my
)il,500,000 for Iheir share.   This crippled : ,l;""' "" ""' 'ianc"c "'' tllp machine, but
■ne for cash ior the business for c ti'm> \$aHt S!i ''"' ''harge wns incie* I  fell f
but   I  .li,I  nol   regrol   the step.    I   sold   ,'V1U'<]   ""'"l'*"''ou'J  through  weakness.   I. to see his three' two viiiv'nbb.',» ,'-'.
the  K.  and   N.   Railway  to the  (MM;.. ,"»'»* ' '«'"« of that fight." ,„„.    v„lv „  ^ ,^0™ th t tlt ■  it  ",' "'s'
three years ago, for $.',,000,000, the bind On nuother oecnsion we rounded up   in   diiferert   stables-     The  hi  wn      It   tl,B'V "
"e.ing wilh it, reserving the coal rights.   " l""ie»" ,,:l J1'" I''**1'1*    ;v <'\ey » .'unning   Welndell, by \Valnnt ilcll   is beinn e,'lc, I '">'*%, ■
I have lincillv sold these to Mr  Mncken-1 ''S'1' hIu! "1U-1" " stand. I advanced wilh | cntcd  hy .l«lm S dan*  C a 1 I      '     ,,    I        "H*  remark   applies  mere   c
'ie.     I   have done  mv part aad   helped   "'■'' ma,'Il"u* within  thirty yards of the] rhato   is   witl    il   '-"       '  Iv      "'I    '"    ll"'-V lu "u''"-' '"' """Knglish hois, - ,„,,
t'.  lurid  up  British  Columbia,  end  es ' 1"','■'i, *"',li ■'''  r'Uhi •'"'-'l',s '" ""* "l"':"    browa colt Esko liv .Mo'ko  is WlH,  l,.h.'   ",uve  i">'i'  ""'''"  '"  llu' »"K '«< *-.-*..-r'c.l'
 '!'Hv   Vancouver   Island.     Now   I'm,""';'-   "'"'   ''''*''■'   ""ty   .v*11'1-   distant,   llussey,    Mr   Vca.'h s*iw i'he..., ..ii t»i 11      . sse'i' "ml ' t'0«lii S'ive vou Uie uaui.*
goiug t cj.,v ....self." wuiting for me to get the camera ready,   ed out  and theu  ventured the      ' ut " 1'V(*'"'11 I,IIV'''' >''' horses who .-inc.
Kxtonaions and improvements costing      "Suddenly the lioness dashed at  me   that  Weindell would vet  nn,™ ,l!',"i"U','   ",u'r '" lllM ■*''''"''*■ -11"" «l Ulvmpiu I'm
      ■."">.......*.. .     $4000,000    rour"*i*f'  Wlth  "'■'m,h  "I"'"  ""'I   Iiii  UP-   nf the partv I ""■* express piu-pi.se of buviic.. 'c, ,',„,,,lc,
"The Hon. Berkeley Cole, ll.e leader       "Well,   if.'..   ,„ ...,,.   .        .. I "I   animals, for  which he'wns prepared
I of the  expedition  to  which   I   whs  al    thai "  sold  Sol....     • .... ".',,"",''I !" l'-'.v big prices, bul  who didn't  „
| tached,    shouted,    -1',,    your   camera   ,,l(l ,jn^ and 1 hook ,,,     '"haM-ate i ^'ri- ^ ''":"'
:1"w"'- s "coming '".yen.. I for  c,   hundred   bushels  ,f   oats    we'll "''s  '"'•vt'i   l",llsl'lf  '"''I   "'"  there
oats,   ,., ill ,,.„.„ «lx spleutlld animals which woi.l.l
euvily singed, sii thai   literal';
i longer tails nl all, but hat
* tlicit
'tween    $11,000,000"   and
which will quadruple the present ea
i.y,  ceinl   when   complete  give   employ
■.'ent in .1,000 additional men, are to lc
ct .it the Comox and I5xt<
 '"■*    ■'   '|">->eeeii
cue   effected   close   upon   2,.100,000   tone
Mine's!1 Thu'prosont'outpurirftlirmiiVosI,  " ""'   "'>   l'"M,:,^   TjLf LlJv'l n""*'  "i'10*'? ln'ini
is about UUO.OOO tons a venr. When the   ""'<,s' al"1,.' le"°? ,",,°" "'      "    "P™**:   the  party.
men   ffuttrdmnp.   11   whom   I   hnd   great       "When   are  ven  •■■niiy   t
improvomonta and aad tioi h in question i       ,. / ... , ■      tX, ,  .    ,,,   •      ,",    *■,,      "
' .'    - - .' ! oni.«/tflr,/,n     a,.      VV(M,(  uu     i i  ng tht'.nii'e. .lohn?     n-nked Mr   Yeui'li
:i vv
will be produced yoorlv.    According to ""»"'"■''";   lioness  then   seemed   to      "Thanksgiving Da;
the  present   determination  of the eon.. r,alT }*>?.i.' ,"'ls ,'"," "!'' ''""«'"''• ""'': ["".d.'d   Splan.     "Ves
panv,  four  new  mines  will  shortly  he «'e'laited hack and lay down  awaiting   ing   [lay,   just   after
opened, two al Comox aud two at Ex- tb? j;,,i"'1! of the advancing Masni.
.'„ •        mi      i :.   ■..    a., .iiiiai        -u i 1 hen ber heart railed her. but ;is she
tension.     Ihe shippine  taeilitie.s will lie , ,   .     .   ti 0  ,, ,     .   ,
.... ,i, . I..1...:. . ... turned   t<i  bolt   one   or   the   men   hurled
short    sword- whieh   transfixed   her] smile
ineronsod :is the business demands their
growth, new wharves being constructed
turkey and when we'll b.
promptly res
, Thank.H|?i\
've   had
ot   have  suited   iiis   rccpiireiueuts   to   piM
leetimi    but    tlmi    none   "!'   lis   .lient-
lmt   would look (lt horses with tails cut  oil
like that, and that therefore he couldn't I
•k here." -.aid Mr.  Waeh w*th ..
If you're  going   to  put   it   oil
Through  indiscretion iu eating p;reen j
teeling prime  frn\\  [a smnmor many ehililivn  lieeumei
'subject   to   cholera   morbus  caused   by I
,    ,                    .    .             .        . .                                /",','. 'rritating   acids  that   act   violently   on
, .   ,   u   snort    sword- which   transfixed   her smile.  "It   von re  going  to put   it  oil ■ fl    n,ii„u ..f th.. ;..... ti....      i>.,;,.'   ,, i
arves bointr constructed         ..      ...                  ■      i      i         , .■       i   ,  i         i                         i. i      i '*■■•■ lining oi  tne intestinos,    talis     d
,            u                       mouth.    Turning again she charged the that loi% I expect it would be eheupei jimffarniiB niir.n.u.s e„s.w. .,„d m...   t«ti
!!!!!_                                M;-;l- b«t through three of the shields| for me „, sen,, each of you c.  I„,,,l!,nl tlT^STZ clilhi  s'l'fers'ul.d ',
NAUGHTY                    ; ^^^^rn.en'.ef'^'slir'fru^i      '    " ''     "'" ' * ^ ^'JP^ ..'? SU^' ^ ""' "»'«" *°*
do to blazes! " suid Mr. itu L.««.... *. *-     "■•■-'  —
to  ship   Ihe  prod
NOT NAUGHTY \' "  ",",, i   '■""■'   i miT,!! 	
tu ree ot  the men be tore she tell linnet .,,.   ,  ,     ,-  ■      ■    ,,     .    ,     ....
The phrase, "Oo to blazes!" said Mr.  tho svctir thrn-sts.   That was a success        When Ihe American continent was ....    ,   -l„t .',    '   ,"'ii !i     u     ■ ,    ,'"    "'^c
H.-,|l.-iu nt the ,'itv of London I,i,-ens„,g: fl]l hJn, ,viti, s„tisftletorv results."          known, cc,,!   Knglcn.l  an  obscure  prov     ,,",,'  i   , "     "'' '   "
Sessions, "owed  its origin lo ll.e fact.     Mr   Keartou then related particles  inee of the migl.lv Unman Umpire, over   ""'■'"""•"l0" '""'
lmt   tliere   wns  a   Bislion   Blaie.e,   and  of „  ••,.lose shave  '  with  a  i-hii erosllwo   tli.eeis„e.,i o 	
Ilee.l   anv *   eeveceele'.l    cclc-r,...   ,e           * e.
lmt tliere w;.* a Bislion Blaie.e, andj0{ ., ",,|„S{, sluiv-e with a rhinocerosI two tlie.usciml veins ago, there weii
vhen anyone wanted advice it was the wlli0|, |„, h.„| |lls( v,,.n. [„ ,|„, sllnie! horse races in J inly. The Homans .were
ustee.n to sny. 'Heel.. Blame s, [district.    On  this  occasion  lie 'li.I  ..eel [the lirst nf the great  nations to appre
succeed in obtaining- any* pictures. ciate  the  value  of  tho  horse  mid  tin
Nailed    by    the    Earn— During   the      "One   morning  my   friend   ..'lark,  of  ltnights of the equestrian order were tn
iroseeution of a Loud.ton, Bast Bud,shop-  the New York Natural History Museum,  elite of the army,    in times of peace
Iceopor   for   adulteration   recently,   the  and   1   vent   te.  look   for  :.   troupe   of  the chariot  races were favorite amus.
nagistriite  I'nmarkod,  in  days gone  by , fourteen  lions of whieh we had  hoard,   ment s of ll.e vast  crowds cit   lhe reels
nielcHU.cn convicted eel' offences similar   \V,* both carried rifles, ned two spear*  eums.
e, llrs wero punished  by  being nailed   mcll nnd sonic' porters i.ce.mipunied us.!     Today the trotter is decidedl.i  l.e tli.
by the ears tn thoir'own doorposts. Suddenly my camera boy shouted some-   fore   in  that   classic   Innd   ccml   ihougl
Profits  of  Flying—It  is officially an-  thing which' I did not ciitcli ecu.I bolted   they have imported a  few  Uussiun Or
'■i.'ice-i   In   the  Lc'cashire  Aero Club; past, me. doffs, the tendency is t.e the  Amerieuu
  „,„, ,,, „ |  lc'   **!'■.  Ornlmme White has boon en |     "Sharply   turning,   I    saw   the   two  trotter,    They have In a few years i.i.
mnnt Street Ihentro Ihe other night,  gaged at a  foe of $1.0,000 to give exhl-  spearmen   and   I'lat-K   making   with   all   ported quite a  few good sires" such ac
the  br.'cctlil.es,  silence, as the  thirel |   ;t '"■ llitrhts dully during .1 'iod of  haste  for  the  onlv   tree' in  sight.       I, Klwood Mc,linen, l'.-L'-l-'.,, by Happy Me
tho Blackpool noroplnno exhibition. The  thought tho troupe of lions was .en us,  diuin, Atlnntic, 2:21.   Later on Ouw.ird
retaining   fee  is the  largest  which  has  but in a second or twee 1 heard Ihe tin-   Silver, -."•'i'i, .'ed.   Kuser,  i':M
,*.."■ been paid to any aviiitoi'. iuisti.kal.le  puffing  noise   made  l.v  theKkidero,   HiOOVa,   nnd   others   followed
■"veltst'i'   F'lr.-vdise—Ueneeecirlc   is  ,|es    rhinoceries. uml then I saw two coming  These have boon bred in inhi.y install
cril.e.l,  in  tho  report  of the Amorinnn I toward me nl  full speed.      I, too, made   to   native   mares,   Orloff   wr' Aiiier:cai.
'■'  sul en .  hngen. as n wlieelmnn's   „ ,]„„(, for the tree. mnrcs,  and   ce   trotting   breed   i-  being
pnradisn,  with  an  ubundniicc  of  good      "But the tree was too thick to climb,  grnduully  developed.       Tl luinipi
rni.dR, a I  Inns, ami special tracks  in   tI.l* Masai hid behind the trunk.   Clark   three-year-old trotter iu  Italy hest  s
cities,  ccel   t'e.   gi'iidlents.     lu   Copen    wlls flv„ yHrds away with rifle levelled,  son  ive* Glisner Kuser, who'took n
he savs, there nro tlO.IW.l cvelists  fhe two fhlnoeere-"  '-      *     *'       	
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Changes of weather do not affect it.
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is the only oil ven. need. It provides per-
le.-; lubrication under high temperatures without appreciable carbon deposits em rings or
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|)ltOI''l*;ssol.'   IIIKill   W.   RANSOM,
■       of ll.irvc.rcl,  has boon  working ns
cc   Iciluer.'.'   iu   llu*   . 'c.niliriclii'o  utlb
Vc.V   ii.  eereli'r  1 .cii.iili* ci'l'tjlilc   *t;cti*.
:cl    lil"<t    lc I,      "To   .lee   inn    eveeli.
j'e'll." snid  I'rntVKsni   Ifiiiifioin  lo ce  .'.'
brtflr,  "wo  musl   use* ontorprinn,   Wp
e.'vn.'.'ct ignoro the minor uouvontions, Hut:
uiustn't   no us  I'.ir ..a—Bnl   list-on: i
le   Heiecl.iu eleie'leir Sot   if. 11  t'roilf   Hee.lt   it.
t nie;.ri'i! it** e'liiucix, t 1m»rr* .v.is ;. .■■■■■■
itii.n i'e*..r the rloor, and the1., n grnvo
lico s.iiel: 'Is Dr. III.'..ile in Hue uu.li-
i.e'.'.'' Dr. I'lcink rees,* ,'jilnily. 11.- pasu
I clown Ilic iii-lc .villi tin' BOrlons, sell'-
eUtlli.C'el   itil   eel    eel),-   Oil    WllOlll    tilt)   lil'.*
f   1.    I'eelleeW C'reejlllll'.'   e|t'|He|lels.    A    \eeuil(e
1,'cl    him   111    III.'   el.....'.   -Wl'll/
ccl  Hi,' elc'lcir.  ' We'll,  sir,  ivhcil   is  il /'.     ...
flc'ee'leer.'    sciiel    tlie    yollllg    ...celt.    IIS    hi'    *'"'U'
'\v   ce   Icercjc   wcillcl    t'nitil   his   lere'.isl |      I"
...e'lte'l. 'I'm I'.'lsl) .V r.l,VU|e's lieW ''eel
' e-tfir'. W'reiilel it lee e-e.OllVPlltOI t 1'eir \ lie
lc   BCttlo   I licit    -ilicell   I cut    I l'i-   e'V.'li
i.luilily  cc   Inrger  proporlin
l.c.ie.c'i    lllllll    Will    lee    I'o.lll.
.ther e'iiv.
Ill'    (lUSt    e;,|
mill's nn hour,
"VVlieu they we
Clark, whose riHo
I, 'Fire*.   K'.'cirl.in.
[mil  one.     Ilis  Ih'1.,1
 ,.   .,. ■■     ->*■-   'eeeseie'C     JMISl'l',   Wl.ee   t.'llj.   II
Ull   ill   CC   c-leuie] ' <'f'l-(l    Of    -Cl.".       Sl.e    WciS    I.V    « 'a al.     Kl|-,
f  nbout   twenty I 2:1113. oul of n marc by .leektcin, 2: III-
Wit hi II     !'• a! I
This young ehampion stjirtc.l  i
vurils  rapes, winning twenty four, wee*
shout  , in one, fourth in  two un.l  unpla
I Vi red unci .Ire...    tlirr
hv  fell  cilm
I lliIti
VfRliPi fi imifaeturina „;S      .,  , '        -wv liko Iho presonl pod on*.    His  h„,„| 1IH ,„. ,„„ ,,,,„„',,      T1]p r| fi jn ,   , 	
■      who   built   un   his   btminess   fr,,,,,! ', "•v,,"« <»»<•>>")"» was inventp.1 touohoil   icy   feci.     Within   c   few  see «  milo and  a  1,-, 11     This is  ■',     *, *i- ,
. J"! B   b.v   his   own   rlogg ,1   ...„l!.„„     -m,„"    i „',UH,' *Sf' "v ;l llr' "'" "!"ls '"' ';oa?' ,mne ™ tn""K" he would whieh  should  bo pultivuted
I's.sti'iil  loll, and  who has novel   fell '   ,.    , PUnelpnl     ture   wns   the ehareo (lark, und then bolted. Rroeders should udopl  un u s ie
;" I ""I'l -P.'.'' Iho tl  foi cc viten I Tli.,,,?'.'"""" 's *",{:['"'"n I'lnnon. . "I thought the soeond rhinoporos had peili.-v and thev  shouh   nol  be emitint
ui,   not   long   nun.   however,   doci I' .',   ,,'"'","""'  *<j*Jn ndvnnee with  its tollowed the woundod animal, hut it had with the home' marltpt     The nmn iC
sistpnt. foil, ...id  .vine hns n
Id he ceeiiiil spurp Iho time t
not    lee.CH    ci^.e.    lueev
Ial  he' wes getti..^  „H ...
(it lie wus ontltlnd tie :. rest
sic. into the lil.rc..', Ile said: '' 'I
1  workp.l  pretty   hard   .'cr  <pii.
V 'nillilless he
!*Wor  of   its
):\ re. Ho ns.
  . ,,, .Mi.-c-.   scieeu.,1   iecl'ci'I   Ull
I thought the soeond rhinoporos hud poliey aud they  should  nol   be .oul
illowed the woundod animal, hut it had with the heme' market.    The miinufu
^,.iie   in   unother   direelioii,   end   ns   I lure.."  "I'  all   plusses  uf   incccliine'v;.   in
•luslied round tl.p tree I r.n shoulder to vade  nil   parts  of  the  globe   i.n.l   acl
shoulder into It.    I. suffered most in the theii' goods.   The Amerieuu sewing mu
collision. ehine is <e;c every eontiiu'iit ,','C'I ngiieul
„,, ,,,      "Tllis rhinoporos espuped. lent the one] turnl  Imp]
hive  it,  lent   he   novor trusted   himself   ' hnd shut  dropped eload  within n  In.
worked   tec th's machine,   Somo of the fentnres  dred yurds,
'       ii j eet'  his  Invention  would,  howover,  por 	
pxniiitsp >ei' its suMtniniiig pic
ili'hilie   wns   In   nil \'CI llec   with    it
itilee   raised,   lhe   ell'eet
I. would l.e ice prosenl  Its under
I"  the  cir  ovor   whieh   il   wns
Mr,   lloiisou  nisi, invented  ;.
'.Lei' I' surprising llghtl
heen   Iho ('.Ill's
i'urn   .'ure.     It      ..   ,..-   ..,..-«.......   ivo.ua,   nowover,   |
n  nol   found  In  other  linns bo worth digging out of the Put
SB   ACCOUNTANTS!    f>ur rotirr    ■*"    '
Vcrj* pru^Hfed i>y thrpp .iu'it.n
(1 lit Mlil
1(1    11    U,
id tlfaartervd .\.
ami Hu
'I'll*- aVtrnhitMt ACcbuNTANCY SCHOOL in Cnii-ndn.
Our lessons oro authontlti, up to-dittp, -li" most pompln
only ones aullnblo for any provinre in Mm* dominion
Why study ooursoH wlifcli won1 otilj  wfjttpn for one province!
J,     We had moro succensful students at the C. A. Examinations in  l.no than the
total passes for Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan In any one previous year.
.      Write for prospectus and full particulars.
.P.O. Drawer 2929     D. A. Pender, C.A., President Winnipeg, Man.
WALTER WTNANP. the well known j
.\ mh'i iean  who lives in  [Ouglnud
„„.„ ^swas.** .  :l",'1 k""1"1 ■' ln''S*' *"!'l,l,' "'' "'",
11I1I-: practice of using dangerous ex    tor8„ fo,r  h'**.-wn  n.nuse.neiit,   wns  ro
.     plosives, such us benzine, as inn...   "ut]*V Interviewed b.v n reporter of the
cent cleaning agents is rosultitig in . !"".':'"" *<\«»m >*'»" "" ">« Ainerioi.n
■ scores  of  accidents.    Notwithstanding
i the pre'cjiiitions whicli nre repeutod by
!professional   exports   who   use    ll.e...,
people  continue to clean  the contents]
e.f  their   \..irdrelies   .villi   explosives   ns
. thev would elo witli soapsuds.  Kven the
j fatal cases which oecur every now nnti	
I then from the use of spirits in toilet ; Worms in children, if they lee .'net ut
prepnrutious etc. met prevent the... from ] tended to, cause convulsions, .cud often
colaning and I c.nick inee their hair cenei | death. .Mother Graves' Worm Extor-I
tt'ourlng celluloid combs, mlnntor will prStoct the children  from
The iis|. iv nlwnys doubled in the hot   those distressing nffllctions,
cis   re
il hv cc reporter
. „ News 'en He  *••
I trotter end  here is what  1.0   ,..,-.
' Do f thi..li thai American' trottorf
suited ic .Ins coi.utryl'' sui.l .Mr.
Walter Winiins. '• I think thoy are the
enly nuiuinls worth driving in unv country  thnt  has roads lit  to drive ecu. ceinl
NIK WM.n:ll>: flic geittlcuiun nl lhe bnrh nl Hie hnll I • in ... im ibi i I
i In- fiiiin, I shall Lie very [ilenxetl !<• iniftuei the ^i>iilleuiiui \ inierv. I uuti •
Unit mv frioitil iti the baeU ui the hull i- -nuuktiiH h i .■■• Thar, ;'- *\«' ull
know, i: un f. i .i-i.i r ni prosperity, Such liu*. heen t he ■■ . ■ ■> ■ .<n. - i.n..".'-'- nt
this great ft ml uJuruius west, siiiei*- my govern men I ciimi' !..' ■■ ^inver, I hnl in
men may, :it will, smuke cigars, instead of lhe linme jfruwi |ii/>o tobacce, the
i mgi'niu't! di   whicli lingers in my lioi IkkmI *$ memnn
The ffcutlemaii :it the back uf Ihe hall is e\en mnn   II I iitirih  bleKsed,
I'-i I [lerecive Ihat tlie clgiu lu* is smoking is .** MCCK KVK I: i' "lie nl ihoM*
e.YiiJiot'ftiunn clispeiusnlions oj Piovidenee lh.il vnu, my fellow I'miadiaus ;n this
Hieal and g-loriotis eountiy, arc enabled to euji>\  the pri   :   .■    ■ in^ (he
I-l'i 'K KY K at 11 rdhiary price.    And if I  neodeil proof nl  rhe discernment ol
rev able friend at thc Back of the hall, if I needed an illustration ol li.- :ibil t\
to pick tint tho salienl points of :tny subject under diseussioti, if I were to ask
for iin- reuson why ho has become so proMietous, so ,. lepeudenl ■- I'm sighted,
r-n elcar of visiou I should poinl lo his rhniee nl the HI C'K KVM Kiieh keennci-s
(•f percupl on,  sueh  udmirabie jiiilymeul,  ivat mil   me  ii   tin   . ioi   of the
belief thai so Jony as my (fovernmeni shull be in power, -" h>njj tis I fliall be
spared to direct the destiny of this glorious ,'ouu^ tuition, 1*0 lonjy as thc stui I;
pioneers of these vast western provinces display such splendid i)tinlities of judy
ment us aro evineod by my friend in tlio back of the hall, I look forward to the
lime when tbo teeming population of these illimitable prairies shall be as
j'osporoitH, :is happy, a* independent and as fortunate us m\ favored frieml in
the back of the hall when, unde> the ^uidnncc of Providenee and the slimubi
tion  uf mv  government, every  man,  woman,  and child  llirnuphout   these  \asl
rpgiona will be lu :i positiou, if thev »a wish, tn .-h e the W'CK KVK for Iheii
after-dinner eigur.
P.JS.—Not only Sir Wilfrid, but every visitor to the West cannot
but notice the remarkable popularity of the BUCK-EYE,
the best ten-cent cigar on sale to-day. THK  HOSMEK  TIMKS
How the Viscount Faced, a Great Fear
IN ejociety they e-alleel iii... -'Adonis
Quern.*.'' His name was Viscount
Gontrau Joseph  ele Queruc.
An orphan and ...aster of ce large for
tune, he inc.de quite a figure, as they
sav. lie had style, reaelini'ss enough
tn appear witty, a certain natural grace,
. proud, well lirc.l bearing, a fierce
moustache, cciel a gentle eye—the com
i inat ion women like.
lie was invited everywhere, was in
leuiand as ce partner in the german, anel
-■.spired nu'ci will, tlie smiling uufriend
liuess t.icit. u strong faeo usually be
gets. II" was suspected eef a few love
affairs I hn. go to make a bachelor inter
"... in..*, lie wets happy, calm, and sell'-
satisfied, known tu lie an .-*>.j'.'it sword-.
.nan and cc g'enel shot.
"If I ever fight ;e el..el," In' used to
say, "I shall choose pistols. I shall
i ." sure lh.'ie eef killing my ...en."
(lice evening in- went to lhe theatre
with two Ic.elie's and their husbands,
end after tin* play nvitod lhe... to go
to Torloni's for an ice. When thev had
been seated the..-! ce few minutes, he
observed thet ce gentleman at a neigh
Leering table was K. -. -1. i 11 ur his eyes eel.
stinately fixed on one of .lc ladies <•!'
De Querne's party.    Sho seemed troubl-
ee.   oue  S
when he hael sued. ;. determination tn
fight. Hot hi* was so deeply moved that
lie suid to hinisell:
". 'en eene he afraid in sj.it
Anel    the   ileeubt    grew    upo.
anxiety,  ct   dread;   if  a   force
then his will overcame hiin
lc  el'..'     In* would  go  to
hook on noted sheets with the pistol, and
went through it from beginning to end.
George l.an.il was not inee.itien.ed. Hut
if the man was not :en expert, he would
nol have accepted at oi.e'e that danger
ems weapon uiieler mortal conditions.
He opened a case e.l' pistols, took eene
out, and steee.il up as il lei tire, raising
Irs arm. II.* trembled from head te
foet, and ih, barrel wavered- in every
Then he said: "The thuic is impossible.    I .-an hnl fight :. duel like this.'
II.- ,'xcuni I the little black  heel.'  ice
ihe end uf the barrel, licet spit- oul
death, anel thought of disgrace, whispers in a*lulls, sneers tn society, women's
.contempt, allusions in the newspapers,
insults from cowards.
He  kept examining the weapon  anil,
pressing back the trigger, suddenly saw
thought   'if  his! u cap under it  like ..  little red iHa.no.
and his name.      Through neglect the pisied ha.I been put
wish te, si*e his  away loaded.    It  gave hi... :. confused,
11.' lighted aI inexplicable pleasure.
reflection in,     If i „!l net stand i.e. before that
with  calm   unblenchiug  front,  he
I be best, branded, metcast.    He wns
isutneng or keeping thnt
nl,  in* knew  il, lu'  felt  it.
hiin—an |
ere-e stronger;
, w licit should
the  place  e,f;
he lost!
mooting, because
there. Hut it' In
consciousness*)!    And 1.
pecsit.on. his repututieen
He   felt   c.   couip''lllll"
own   face in the mirrnr,
candle.     When  he' sew  hi
.ne polished glass    e* hardly recognized j man
it, it was like one Iu* bad never seen. His  woul
eyes Ine,keel I'liieinuius, and he wa.s pale;   nol capable c
he was certainly very  pule. j impassive fr
ind   held
said   te.
1  don't
ed and uncomfortabl
head down. Finally
■ 'That en.in is staring ... me,
knOW  hi.... 'I'1  veeil?' '
The husband, who had seen nothing,
coked up, but sc.iel ..t once, "No, met
,:   cell."
The young wile continued, hall sn.il
ing an.l hall annoyed:
"It's very provoking-, that individual
spoils my ice' for me,"
Her husband shrugged his Bhouldors:
'Pshaw! Pay no attention to hi.... If
wc look notice of every loafer we .net
there'll   be   nee  ee.iel   lo   it."
Hut the viscount rose abruptly.
Ile would not.permit a strange man to
spoil an ice of his offering. The insult
was to him, sic  it was by his invitation Hint, his friesnds were in ll.c cafe.
ll.c thing devolved upon hi... to settle*.
Ile approached In.- man, and said to
"Sir, 1 can mil t.derate your manner
of staring at these ladies. 1 beg yon
will desist
The cell
"Do  Ve
ike a  l"W  ccbout
The viscount set his teeth, and eon-
nuecl: " lie careful, sir, cer you will pro
dee me beyond bounds."
The man answered by :c single word.
vile name .hcl rang from one end of
I,, the other, ami had tic effect
on  eve.",'  one at   ll.e (aides
Every one turned round, the* three
waiters spun on their heels like tops,
the two dames .In .'eemptoir .jumped an.l
. ,! loaned forward lc sec, am! a groat
silence fell.    Then  all at once a sharp
.und cut lim air. The viscount bail
struck his adversary in tho fnee. Everybody    nisi'   tee    i lit Cl I'lTl'.      TllO   tW'e    ...I'll
■ (changed cards.
When the  viscount  reached home he
'Milked up ciml clown bis room, loo cigi
tated t" reflect. 'I'he single idea 'ef a
duel hovered in hi* mind, but without
awakening Hu* smallest omotion. lie
end done as he ought; shown himself cis
he wished to be. II.' would be talked
about, approved, congratulated.
lie. repeated aloud, as wo often speak
when lhe wind is wroughl up, "When
a brute thai  man wasl"
Then he sal clown tie think. Ill the
morning ho must find his seconds. WM.ee
should thev lc! Men of position nnd
standing! lie finally cheese the Marquis
dc ice Tour Noire and < '-.|.>ik*1 Bourdin,
.,  great lord ciml a sol.lie.-; their names
ivonld lock well in lh we*p;M»'rs.    He
thirsty and drank three glasses ■■.'
.■ it. r, e.cce' after the oiler; then he 1"'
gan '." walk up ami down again. II" fell
very determined. !.' lc showed himself
hold nud resolute, insisted on rigorous
onditions, ami demanded cc erious duel,
a duel io tic death, probably his ml
versary .v..uld withdraw ..ml apologize,
ile took up the card he hcl elrc.wic
• |. , : ni. ;...,'; ,-. ami thrown on the
tabic, ami read il. as he hael already
cc ad il al ce glance in the cafe, and in
tic cab coining home, by the light i'l
every street-lamp:
a.   Ihis  linn
even looked at his tongue 1'. sec
were feverish, ami all a. one
though! shot through hiin:
" Day  ai'icr tomorrow
I may lc dead,''
And his heart began t
- -1 lay   c I ler   tomorroi
nnv   !
if  it
"I   lee
He stood tliere before the mirror. Ho|But  he must  be a brave man, been
light a duel:    lie musl
-lhe thoughl   elid  met oven
.dearly   in   his   mind:    In*
until, put the barrel eef the
his throat, ami  pulled  the
beat furiously
am her
am aii
mav be
lie'     .
lie   glus
I   look
CIO    Ulcere'
he wish.
brave sine-,
shape itsel
opetie.l his
pistol dowi
When   his   '.
I i by the report.
myself, 1 feel that
e.   anil   in   twenty four   hours
laid on thai bed dead, my ey.
.old, inanimate, ended!
cent   back   toward  his bed,  cue
ccl.'l   rushed
he found hil
his back. The bio,
white paper ecu the
greal  red blot under
'' This is mv will.'
i, attract eel
ilea.I, ly'ng
id had splashed ch,
table, ami  uuiile a
the four weerds:
'—Translated from
dawns upon those
e racing that what
clean, sharp, qu
■ reni'h of Guy 'lc Maupss
could see himself stretched oul
back on lhe very sheets he held just left.
Ilis face had fallen in like a dead man's,
and his hands we're leaden, as if they
would never move again,
lie h:ni*d his bed, und in order ml.
to see it, went into his Btuoking-room,
He mechanically light.'el a cigar, ami
began to wall; about. He felt chilled,
ami wns about lo ring for his servant,
but. he paused, with liis hand raised
above .he bell:
"'I'he fellow will see 1 an. afraid."
He did met ring, he built a lire hiin
self. Hi:- hands trembled a little with
a nervous recoil when thev touched any
thing. His mind wandered; his con
fused thoughts began to grow Hooting,
broken oil', and painful; fumes clouded
his  mind   cis  it   he   had   been   drinking!
He repeated continually:
"What shall I do?   When will beco	
id' ine!"
Ilis whole body vibrated, shaken by
chills; he rose, und going to I he window,
opened lln' curtains. Day was breaking
—a summer day. The flushed sky warmed the roofs and' walls id' the city. A
long beam of light like u caress I'roin
the rising sun, wrapped lhe waking
world, and with the lighl swiftly, and
almosl wilh lhe pain ol' II shock, hope
sprang up in the viscount's heart! Whal
a fool he -was, tee be overcome wilh fear
liei'eere* anything was decided, before his
scconels heed soon (leorge Lumil's, before
he even knew whether .here would reul
Iv be a duel.
II,* elress.'.I, nnd left 111,- house witll a
linn slop, lie repeated t" hin.-elf. cis
lie walked:
"1 must be' very decided. ! must
prove that I am not afraid."
His    sec Is'    I he'    mal'ipiis   ami    lhe'
colonel, consented iee net. -hook bauds
T.   WILLIAMS,   president   of   lhe
Woodlnwn Farm <'*'., of sic
111., unci also president of th
iation there for the last ten
rl ing, ill
to     'lh.'
■.-.    lie sees
Hsed ..
enclose  .
nn  .-liecl-: : that
"When it finally
connected witli hmi
thc public wants in
racing, with attractive surroundings, I
and thnt they are willing to pay for
whnt they want, horso racing will then I
take its place as one nl" the must popular
sports in America, 'Iho thing thai most
people connected with The horse racing
game seem totally unable to realize ;si
Ihat the person wlio is not
crank sees absolutely nothing to attract
or interest them in a harm--.s race as
conducted today. The average individual knows nothing about pedigrees, is
not interested as to whut her one family
uf horses ean go n heats or 10; does not
take any particular pleasure or enjoyment out of a bunch of hobble pacers
going over the quarter pole in 30 see
onds, where they cannot see Imw fast
they are going ami finish down the
home stretc. at a 4-mile gait with
everv driver yelling and batting his
horse like an Indian; they get sick and
tired and disgusted of a long drawn-out
race with tin1 last heats backing >:p
from H to in seconds slower than tlie
lirst heat4;; a dustv traek, bare, brown
buildings, a motley assortment of caretakers, half-drunk gamblers and touts.
filling un the track, ami au illy-dressed
lot of drivers, to say nothing of a lot
of other personal discomforts wliich do
nnt make them very enthusiastic about
coining back the next day. Horse races
of this kind do not pay, and it is a case
■f dog eat dom between those interested.
'•Theatre or anv other amusement
I would not last for thirty days if con- |
.ducted in the same manner. I s'neorely
! trust t.'.it you people will keep hammering for progress. There is certainly
i plenty nf room for improvement. In
I our small way we are trying in our circuit i and especially in our little association at Sterling, to get in line. We
are offering a race this year all the way
through Illinois |nwa circuit for 2;30
pacers without hobbles. The circuit is
also at their own expense going to fur
nish the drivers with appropriate suits,
also neat suits for the caretakers, so
tlie  casual  race  goers, and  espec-
white linen suit. The Japanese posture
of repose is to seat oneself on oue's
heels, and this is very painful at first.
When you wi.-h to retire for the
night, you do not get up and go to
your bedroom; you merely remain
where you are, and slide the wall
round the spot you have chosen for
your slumbers.    The  moat comfortable
ce  ;s!way   is   to   have   a   "futon,"   or   thick
torse! quilt,   and   roll   yourself
blanket upon it.
On boipg invited to dine at the house
of a Japanese gentleman, he will greet
you   witii:
"How cun you condescend to come
to such a poor house as this/"
Ami your reply Bhould be:
"How can you, indeed, be so kind
as to receive such an unimportant person as myself under vuu distinguished
These speeches are punctuated with
low bows, and the sound of breath
sucked rapidly between the teeth, which
expres.«.os the great honor your host j
feds at your condescension in visiting
bis humble abode.
Dinner begins with a kind of soup
and fish in a lacquer bowl. Vou drink
tne soup, and eat the fish with your
chopsticks. According to Sir Henry,
it is quite easy to acquire tho art of
eating wilh chopsticks.   Tiie next courso
How the Career of the Singing and Dancing Girls is Begun
ml   also   mebbe
Hut the  stage  door
answer   the   painter,
the stage door man the
to a different   planet.
nsists of four or five little heaps of
food on a lacquer dish—a "puree" of
chestnuts, a salmi nf some small bird
or wildfowl, a few boiled lily-roo*-s,
and a .'urs**. of stewed senweprl. Then
follows "sake," a kind of wine resembling dry sherry, which is always
serve., warm. It is drunk from tiny
cups, each noldin" a tablespoonfnl.
Vour glass is continually kept full by
the servants, who squat in a ring
round the iliners, awaiting an opportunity to In- useful.
Next comes a course which most
foreigners prefer to keep at a distance.
It consists of some pink-am! white mor
tiny   portions
minute wire g
h,   whicli   look
of different
■iiiiron. They
much   better
will. him. uinl dismissed ll. inditions.
Tho cnlietccl asked, "Vou ure* in earn-
csl about lhe character of tho duel it
Tho viscount replied: '(Thoroughly
in  earnest,"
Tin' marquis added: ''You insist. u|teeu
•• leave  ns ...  settle  the   rest."
Tin- viscount pronounced will, dry,
jerky art ic..let inn: "Twenty puces, ut
the word eel command, raising the
weapon instead of lowering it. Shots
exchanged lill thero is :. serious
.vceu.nl.' '
The ceelcine'l remurkcl .licit lhey were'
excellent conditions, .lie viscount was
a good sheet, and all the' chances were
ecu   his  side.
Tl   thoy  wm   away,  ll.c  viscount
returned home t" .vail fnr them. Ilis
agitation, which had lessened for a time,
now increased everv iinitne.it.    He could
feel ll.nl ch
his  legs,  hie
body,    lie
was   not    a
1 runnning along hi
chest,  shaking  his
ould   nol   sil   still,
trace   of   moisture
(leorge   Lamil,
."1  Moncoy Street
Nothing  inore.
He examined the way tlie letters followed each ".her: George I.e..nil! Who
wee- he.' What, eliel lie de,; Why had he
stared a. lhe woman.' How revolting
that a stranger, cm unknown man,
should  trouble  the   course  of  yeeur  ex*
■.    ...  suddenly,  because  l.e  chose  to
insolently  ul   a  woman,    'fhe vis-
, .,. ■  n i..;ctcel aloud:
"What a I.rule!"
Then he stood motionless awhile, iu
a -.it eel' trance, his eyes lixed on tie'
card. Rage was awakening i» hin.
,gc,:c -', ini- oi.'ce eef pasteboard, Cl rage
mingled witl. lid.' and wilh c. strange
feeling of uneasiness, 'l'h'' whole affair
was idiotic! He took cm open penknife
and stuck it ini" lhe printed name, c.s
if he were stabbing somebody,
So he wa- going lee light a duel!
Slneeil'l In* choose swords or pistols, for
nc consielered himsolf the insulted person. Witli swords Im ran less ri.sk, but
hv choosing pistols he had tho chance
of making his adversary withdraw. A
luel with -w.er.l-, i- rarely fatal- -mutual
prudence keepM tin' combatants teen far
apart. Wilh pistols he soriously hazard-
eel his lit'.", bul Im .night nls" get olT
with nil He lie.c.'irs nf the situation ami
withoul an.*,  meeting.
He spoke' aloud:
' I   'iiii-l   lc  linn.     He
. c.'■ I.'
The sound 'ef his voice made him shiver, ami lee glanced round. He felt very
nervous, lie drank another glass eef
water, undressed, und  went   lo bed.
In I,.'il. with Ilic lights out, he closed
liis eyes acl began I" think:
"I have cell day tomorrow to attend
to things. 1 musl go ." sleep now SO as
t , Im ..  my li.'...l clear."
The coverings seemed oppressive, Ho
could .ct fall asleep. He* turned over
and over, lying live' minutes on his i.e i .
then nn his righl  side', then on his left.
Ife felt thirsty again, lie rose to ;el
:. drink, 'l'h"!. ;. genuine anxiety seized
'   ' ci I afraid?"
Why di'l his hearl heat *.. vrildly at all
the familiar Bounds in lhe room! When
the ele wn '/ciiiig t" Bl ril o, He littlo
click of ll.e spring made him start, and
he was obliged to open his mouth t"
breathe for several seconds after, he
fell so oppressed. He begun to reasan
with himself on the possibility of such
a thing:
"Am t afraidf"
No, assuredly he could ont be afraid
when he had just announced himself
resolved to push the thing to extremity,
ill   lee   flight
.1 hi.
if te
mouth, and he continually mud'
clacking sound will, his tongue
limber his palate.
lie wished to breakfast, lent could not
cat. Then lie thoughl drinking would
give him courage, see he scut i'or cc
bottle of brandy un.l drank six small
glasses in  succession.    A  burning heal
rushed over him, ac
eiupce nice
he thou
nl cnip
mi  hnd
'' 1   have   it   now,
is the thing!''
Bul al. lice' ond nf an hour he hr
tiecl the bottle, and his agilati
become intolerable. He felt .... insane
desire to .'ell on the ground, to scream,
lo tear something with his teeth,
A jingling at the bell so excited him
that he had uot Hie strength to rise and
receive his seconds.
He did not even dare to speak tee
I he'..., for fear they would guess all fro...
his altered voice
The colenieil speekc: "Everything is
sottlod accoi'diiig to yeeur own conditions. At lirst your adversary claimed
.he privileges of the offended person,
hut he yielded almost immediately and
accepted everything. His seconds are
twee army officers.''
The viscount saiel   "Thank you."
The marquis added: " Excuse us if we
only come iu to gee directly away, but
we- have a thousand things tn arrange.
We must have a good surgeon, as the
,ln.'I goos on till thoro is a serious
wound, and you know cold lend is no
joke. We must find a place for thc
meeting near some dwelling, where tlie
woundod man may bo carried, if necos
scry, and so on. A. least we have two
eer three hours to elee il   i.e."
.'Vgnin   tin'    viscount   said,
'fin*   colonel   asked
righl I   N..I shaky?"
" Not  at all, thank you.'
The two men went, awav.
ilVEKVItuDV knows the importance I said the stage* door man.    **\
J   of   tlu.se   daisies  of   the   musical-   know and  I   don't   know, but
comedy and comic-opera stage, the   same there muy lee a Ea.nes oi
chorus girls, but just how they happen   or a Nurdiea in that crowd
is not often told, and rarely indeed so
well as Richard Ileury Little has done
in a recent issue of the Chicago Tribune.
.Most properly, the writer was not in a
"black   beetle"   mood   when   he   took
The way to the promised land did not
look especially  prescient of fains, and
wealth,   aud   automobiles,   and   white
poodle dogs, and a summer residence on
Long Island.    It lirst led down an alley
where the  rud-fuccd  driver  of  a  beer
wagon was relating iu a dispassionate
manner various shortcomings of the ancestry  of  the  driver of  au   ice  wagon
who   insisted    on    blocking   the   alley
against further trailic.    Dodging under
the noses of the ice wagon horses, the
pilgrim en route to the promised laud
walked on to where a narrow door was
set iu the alley wall.    Over this door
was marked the single word "Stage."
Within all wus as dark as a cave. A
single light binned over a table where
a man in his shirt sleeves perspired ami
fumed over a notebook iu which he wus
writing.     Little   groups   of   girls   und
men stood silently about until the man
at  the  table  called  their  names.    '1 ne
last arrival stood doubtfully for a while
at the door and then with ii loudly beat
ing heart, walked in.    For through that
door led the puth that might lead on and
on until at last at the su.un.it she would
stand, a Leading Lady.
The   man   at   the  table   was   picking
the  chorus   for  the  new  comic   opera,
"The Sweetest Girl in Paris," which is
to open the La Salle Theatre.      Before
you cuok u  rabbit, the old  recipe says,
you must  first catch your rabbit.  And
before the grand opening night, with its
1 fashionable audience uud its bushels of
roses and its scinhillating nnd bedizened chorus, you jnust first get your chorus.    One of the favorite bromides of a
first night's audience at a musical coin-
| oily is, "Where in Ihe world do all
I these pretty girls come from?"
They  are  the  cullings  of  that   little
miy   of   gills   Unit   walked   dowu   the
.lie..-,    under    the    leorses,    and    stood
iround on the dark stage during a hot
summer's dny.    And it wasn't the $18
t week that lured a single one of them,
[although that's good wages for a young
woman these dnys.    lt was the deeply
guarded ambition of developing through
I ..he chorus int.. a prima dnnnn or a lead
ing lady.
It's hard work selecting a chorus. The
| ...an in his shirt sleeves ut the tul.le on
the stage uf the (Irand Opera House
] who picked tlie chorus feer "The Sweet-
est Girl iu Paris" company hud chosen
many choruses, however, and he was as
brusque and businesslike us a recruiting
sergeant for the army.    Letters of introduction, fulsome recommendations from
I influential citizens, musical colleges, and
elocution teachers, deft references te.
| high sociul* position, or reminders eef t,l,l
friendships impressed hie. no more than
elid the lamentation of the painter behind him who was redecorating the steel
curtain  and  lamenting the  loss of   his
most cherished brush.
"Whal 1 want," said the mau nt. the
table,   "is   girls  for tlie   chorus.   Hood
looking girls that can dance and sing.
I'm  not. signing up debutantes lor the
charily   bull.     .Next,  girl   in   line  there,
what's your name.'"'
The voung woman stepped up coyly to
the table.
'' I niiege'tic lie Luncev.''
in don 't
just tue
a Melba
aid    the
man scorned tee
In the eye's of
painter belonged
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and certain-
Iho-,'   who
.Clement     eel
he was alone
geeing mad,
igain, he believeel
The   servant,  had
so he sat down at the
letters.    Having traced
' nt the top of the
uni walked down the
... nu, feeling himself incapable of writ-
. i   dons, 'if taking any resolve, or
deciding upon anything.
What was it all?    He was to fight a
c. i-lied iI, it was his settled in-
leiitiiii".  ami yet   In*  knew,  in  spite nf
he   was
lighted th-
table  t"  write
"This is my will
:      -. he sprnng u]
f.er $2.00 I
cert.linlv feci t
of support. V
seems to make
ly deserves su
arc interested
th.* harness horse..
"As president uf our fair association
feer tin* last I i'n yecus, a breoder it. a
small way. and occasionally racing on.*,
I have naturally hail more or less op
portunity lee see tin' game from all its
different angles. Ami if it were pos*
Bible to convince the race1 track owners
anel managers, the horse* owners anil the
breeders thut their interests we're mutual ...id (hut instead of ench one trying
tee   elee   the   ..tiler   follow   they   should   ail
work together nnd try to get the money
from Hue box-office instend nf ee.it of
each other, it would take' but a few
short years to make harness racing what
il justly deserves to he. Ihe mosl popular sport in America and a money maker for all  .corned.
"The baseball managers long ugo
learned ice cater to thc people and t<e
rely em lhe box-office feer the money
tn finance tne game. The same is true
of the theatre ownors, the nickel show
owners; in fact every .amusement except horse racing. Unfortunately the
average secretary seems io regard the
box-office as the last place to increase
his receipts. Many of then, sit, up nights
trying to devise some new kind of a
payment plan thai will catch horsemen
enough that they will make entries en-
■verv effort of his will, every assertion i nugh tn race for their own money t rust -
it' his mind, that he was not going toeing to th-'  concessions,  mnny of them
hnve Hie n --cry strength even to go
ic, tic place of meeting. He' tried tee
fancy Hie duel, his own attitude, and
his opponent's bearing.
From time to time his teeth chatter,
cd in his head, lie took up Chateau-
villard's dueling e'oele, uml tried to read
it.    Then he asked himself:
"Has my adversary practised in
shooting-galleries? Is he known? Has
he reputation?   How could I find out?"
He    remembered    Baron    de   Vaux's
doubtful as to character for the real of
his expenses unci hoping that the few
people that come through lhe gate* will
be left as a profit. The' average horse
man em the other hand is hoping that
his owner is dead game or Ileal lc may
hit the pool box nt the right minute
and the public who spend their money
so liberally for entertainment, in other
lines and wl.ee muy be Induced tee spe.ol
for a harness race are entirely lost sight
ially the feminine and of it can have a
favorite in each race of for no eet he'.' reason than Unit they like1 the color of the
jacket the driver i.s wearing.
" Here' at home in our own association
wc cue trimming up enir weeds, havo lot
a contract for whitewashing every
building wc have on the' place, which by
the way we did two years ago. We have
cor years made il a practice to havo the
I rack sprinkh'el in front of the grand
-land anel lo absolutely keep t eee track
clear ia front of the grand stand of
caretakers ami everybody else. In other words we are' trying to interest the
peeeple. We adopted ll.e same course
lasl year uml while wc unfortunately
had a soaking ruin twee days, we had the'
best prospects thai we have' ovor had
in our history and barring ruin this year
T believe that will, good weather wo will
be ablo to interest the people. Aud if
we are' successful in our small wuy what
could not be .lone by othor associations
more  favorably  situatod than  we arc;
"So keep hammering through your
paper for progress. Palling water I'm
ally wears a stone an.l results muy come
in time', even in harness racing.*'
than they taste, finally, Come cakes
and tea. At au early stage of the meal
pipes are brought in, und you smoke
deliciously smelling Japanese tobacco.
Each pipe is only leig enough for two
whiffs, so "lilling up'' occupies a great
portion ol' your linn'.
At these meals the perfect, gooel humor und camaraderie of evorybody is
truly delightful, The meal is punctuated by endless jests, continual laughter
ami  mutual compliments ull  round.
Throughout the meal geishas, exquisitely garbed, whose dainty grace is ouly
rivalled by their charm of manner, entertain the guests witii dance and song.
Woman's paramount duty in Japan
is obedionco—if ci daughter, to ber
.'cither; if a wife, tee her husband; if
a widow, to her eldest son. A Japanese
girl accepts her husband at the will of
her parents. At one time Japanese
wives stained their teeth black ou their
we-ldii'.g 'lay, and shaved their eyebrows when lhe first baby was born.
Marriage is a purely civil contract,
without religious or official ceremony.
.Wives are addressed as "honorable
lady of the house." and are accorded
everv  respect.
If a .lap invited you lo his home,
you weeuhl probably be shown into
Hu* dining-room; but. if you were
to call again next morning, yon wouhl
b" surprised tee lind that Hint room had
disappeared, and its place occupied by
perhaps the beat bedroom eer a gonernl
silting .'oceiii.     Veer,  as   Sir   II y   \or-
inun puts it in "The Real Japan,"
"when yeeu wish to make u new room
y,ni simply 'form squaro' ley sliding
enough panels into their grooves to
enclose the space; or, at your pleasure,
all the .-'111111 can In' thrown into one."
Iu .Pipe.i.esc houses chairs nnd tables
ar.e quite unknown, acl when you are
tired you throw yourself on the floor,
which is kept scrupulously clean, so
thai there is no danger of spoiling your
Tho  An
gust meteors are' believed to
from a large cluster or zone
teoric boilies, which revolves
around the sun in an elliptical orbit,
extending far beyond tho orbit of the
remote planet Neptune, anil through
which lhe earth plunges annually. It is
also believed by most astronomers that
these bodies are scattered over the entire path of the cluster to which they
belong, bul nol in equal numbers
throughout .The earth is about ten days
in passing through the entire cluster,
which, from our velocity in space, indicates that ll.e thickness of the cluster
is about. 16,000,000 miles. The annual
August display usually lasts about six
hours, and it. is always an event of peculiar iulcrest to astronomers.
"Vou   picked  a   good   one.     What's
I youi* voice?''
i    "Soprano.*'
"Lei's see' your elbow."
'fhe' man nt the Icicle Btoppod tee explain that a pretty elbow wus important becuuse' on the stage elbows were
very noticeable. And a bad ono could-
| n't be hi.bleu. Also that a pre.ity forearm und elbow meant that its owner
possessed a well proportioned figure.
The elbow clinic, ended, thc man at
Ine   lable   said:
"All right, ten over tliere to the
piano nnd get your voice tried."
Iniogeiie went over to the piano and
asked the shirt-sleeved man who sat
in front of it smoking a pipe if she
should render the 'Slabat Mater" or
the " Jewel Song" from "Faust."
"Nix," suid the man at the piano,
"Jump on that note." He banged a
key on the piano.
" La." sang Imogcne He Lancey.
"Now hit this nue," nnd the inaii
sounded- another note, which Imogen.'
"Iiight, tins," said the man at the
" What'll I do now," asked linogene.
"Sit down," said the man at, the
piano, "or stand up, just so you stick
linogene retired. She hud been accepted so quick it made her head swim.
The next young woman'to approach the
comic-opera recruiting officer did not
give her name when asked, but leaned
over and whispered something to him.
He looked at her and said:
"Well, some of the girls will bo expected to wear 'em, but we'd never ask
you to—never in tne world."
"Well, all rrght, theu," said the
young woman. "Vou see, 1 havo to remember my social position." ■
"Try this n-ii-j s voice," said the man
at the table to the man at the piano.
The man at the piano bunged a uigh
note and the youug woman let out
something that resembled a stillled
scream for assistance.
"Trial's over," said the man at the
piano. "Six mouths at hard labor."
The young woman didn't understand
the verdict, but some one explained to
her that her voice had not been found
satisfactory. But before she left she
said that none of her set would ever
go near "The Sweetest Girl in Paris"
end that it was bound to be a miserable
The next girl in line had b.g tears in
her eyes when she faced the Inquisition.
"1 suppose I ought to tell you," she
said, "that ut present 1 am washing
dishes in a restaurant."
The man ut the table was as indignant as though the girl had handed hi...
u letter of introduction from President
" What's that got to do with it?" he
snapped. "Go ovor there and get,
your voice tried." The girl sang a
few notes and came back. "You needn't wash any more dishes," said the
.nan al the table. "You'll do. Put your
name down."
And when the long afternoon was finished lhe chorus had been selected and
.he girls filed out of the stage door and
back  down the alley.
■'And every oue of 'em thinks she's
a-goiug ter be a primmer donner," said
the painter lis ho ceased his labors on
the steel curtain. The stage door man
resented the idle words of the painter,
because tho painter knew naught of the
little world that lies back of the scenes.
"And so some of  'cm are, maybe,"
I'HE birth of a ISurmose baby is attended with a good deal of after
The first important event is the special performance of n play, the child's
horoscope i.s cast, and the'name chosen.
The Burmese baby's cradle is made of
woven bamboo an.l leaves, and nu old
piece of blanket serves as the coverlet;
the cradle i.s hung from the roof by
vine tendrils, which in Burma .no as
strong ns rope's, and swings low enough
to allow children to sway it ami
the e|uai..t Burmese lullabies.
Thee astrologer plays an important.
part in the curly .lays of tho Burmese
baby. The auspicious naming day is
fixed on, and invitations sent to the
chilli's relatives. The Burmese divide
the letters of the alphabet ...no.eg the
days of the week, so a baby lion, on
a Monday receives a name initialled by
:. letter peculiar to that day.
Each day is under the protection of
a special animal, (iuiittiu.nn, the tiger,
paireeiiisees Momlny; Tuesday is devoted
to the lion; Wednesday to the elephant;
Thursday is sacred to the rats; Fri.lay
to Hie guinea-pigs; the. dragon owns
Saturday, and a sort of griffin Sunday
Tattooing is the next process, ami the
baby is decorated witl. strange designs
of animals and churn.*, and the baby
becomes n sorl of illustrated picture-
book, As the baby grows he takes to
sn.okinng, and it is a funny sight t»
see the wee things contentedly smoking
their cheroots.
When the boys are old enouugh they
are sent to scl.oo let the monasteries;
the dunce's are punished by being obliged to carry the Industrious boys on
their bucks up and down the schoolyard.
The Burmese believe that a person'a
disposition accords with the attributes
of the clay of nia birth. Momlny children are jealous, Tuesday born are)
honest, u'celncsduy children are hasty
tempered, but, forgiving; Thursday's
child is mild nnd happy in disposition,
and Sat...day children are pugnacious;
but ull babies born on a Sunday aro
...is.'rlv in after life.
PROBABLY  the  smallest  screws ar»
those turned out in a watch fac-
toiy.    They nre cut from steel wire
hy  a   machine,   but,   us   the   chips   fall
from  the  knife, one  is temptou*  tec observe that the operator is amusing him-
no screws can be seen.
r.l operation eef tin ;.
is next
i   eve  it e
self, inasmuch
chine ll screw is duly
The fourth jewel wheel
isiblo,  ami  te.  the
le.    I
resembles a speck eef dust. Wilh a gin
it. may be seen lo I  small screw, ami
some calculation reveals the fact that it
hns two hundred ami sixty threads to
Ihe inch. It. takes a very powerful glass
to observe* these threads,
These screws are said to lie but four
one-thousandths of an inch in dinmotor,
and the heads are double in size. It has
been estimated that an ordinary thimble
could e tain mie hundred thousand of
Quite a number of new jewel sellings
have been ndded tee the movements of
tiist-ciass watches during the last ten
years. Thoso new jewels have created
au added demand for export jewel set
The' tern, "jewel" in n watch moTC
ment is lo be taken literally. The smnll
precious stones are d.illeil to receive
the pinions or nxles of the wheels, the
object being to provide u henring that
will not, corrode nnd will not wenr nway
The   garnet,   is   the  least   valuable   of
these  jewel   settings,   but  some  ot'   the
minute   sapphires  uinl   rubies  employed
in   Hie   lii'at'ings  of  a watch   are  quite
I gooel enough  for the setting of a ring.
|     Por   He   mosl   part,   however,   these
I fragments  of   precious  steenes   urn   off
color, the sapphire especially pale to insignificance, but, ut the sume time harder
and better I'or watch-jewels because of
this  light   color.    Occasionally  a   ruby
jewel burns red in one of the neat little
envelopes  iu whicn they   come   from
Switzerland, five huudred or one thousand in n lot.
Ench stone is shaped to a circle anel
bored through the centre, each boring
being just, a little less than the diam
el.er of lue pinion used in the factory
whero it is finally to be placed ia tiny
upper or lower plate of a watch.
The immediate setting for the watch-
jewel is a minute cylinder, brassy in appearance, but really of soft gold comlj
position. Before the jewel gels to the
setter it hus been put into a latho, and.
by means of a minute steel point cov
ere.l with diamond dust und oil the can
tre has beeu enlarged to fit the stee
pinion wliich shull be housed iu it. Iu
the hands of the setter the cylinder i
put into a lathe. With a nioistenee
finger the jewel is picked up and placed
inside the cylinder as it rests on the tip
of the revolving lathe sh
pointed tool the setter p
the revolving cylinder edge, forcing the
soft metal to overlap and close upon the
sapphire or ruby till it is embedded
firmly in the metal cushion; then a pressure upon ti follower at the other end
of the lathe brings a cutter to benr u.*/ii
the metal circumference, turning it to
the exact size of the jewel-hole in the
plate of the watch, with the hole in th.
centre of the jewel exactly in the centre
of the metal setting.
rests on ine u|Vj
shaft. With M
presses against*|l
As I  rode North, as I rode North,
Mv heart came out of prison. I
I saw the hills go shaking forth
Like strong men  newly  riscu.
Oh, the South is soft and merry, but she
touches lighter strings
Thau the fury of the buttle when thi
North wind pipes aud sings.
As I nonred home, as 1 neared home, M
My heart was like a lover's. '
I heard across the windy gloam
The harsh voice of the plovers.
Oh, the South is wide and kindly, an^
its hearth is warm aud bright,
But the North born needs the welcon
cef a rough and windy night.
As I rode in, ns I rode in,
The wind roved wide of prison.
I was a free man, near of kin
To strong winds newly risen.
Oh, the Soul I. is soft and merry and
South is good to see,
But thc stubborn land and thrifty'.iJ
the garden soil for me. Tin*: hosmer times
A Husband bg Proxg
(O^ejhgkt, 1004, hy Dowl HUCkimid, Im.)
CHAPTER XXIV.—(Continued)
THEODORE—more     of   Theodore,''
said   Garrison.   "Prom  his  point
of .view,   and   with   all   his   sus-
, picions  concerning  our  relationship,  it
is a master-stroke,    lt renders our po
sition exceedingly difficult.''
"But how could  he have found out
I all these things?*' gasped Dorothy,
"How could he know?"
"He has guessed very shrewdly, and
, .he   has   doubtless   pumped  your   step-
, brother   of   all   that   he   happened   to
\'s)       "What shall we do?" she repeated
a opelessly. "We can't prove anything
—just now—and what will happen wheu
the will comes up for probate?"
"I'll land him iu prison, if he doesn't
pull out of it now," said Garrison, angered as much by Theodore's diabolical
cleverness as he was by this premature
publicity giveu to the story. '' He has
carried it all with a mighty high hand,
assured of our fear to take the business
into court. He has stirred up a fight
that I dou't propose to lose!—a fight
that has roused all the red-hot Crusader
of my being!"
"But—what  shall  we  do?    All  the
II newspaper people will be digging at the
case and doing their best to hunt up
everyone concerned!"
"♦No reporters can be seen. If the
fact leaks out that you are here, through
anyone connected with the house, you
must move at once, aad change your
name, letting no one but me know where
you are.''
She looked at him blankly. "Alone?
Can't you help me, Jerold?"
"It is more important for me to hasten up country now than it was before," he answered. "I must work
night and day to clear things up about
the murder."
"But—if Poster should really be guil
"He'll be obliged to take his medicine—otherwise   suspicion   might   possibly rest upon you."
"Good Heavens!''
She was very pale.
"This story in the Star has precipitated everything," he added. "Already
it contains a hint  that you and your
'husband'   are   the   ones   who   benefit
most bv the  possible  murder  of John
Sse sank ou a chair aud looked at
him helplessly-.
"I suppose you'll have to go—but 1
■don't know what 1 shall do without you.
How long do you think you'll be
away?" "It is quite impossible to say.
I shall return us soon as circumstances
permit.    I'll write whenever I can. "
"1 shall need some things from the
bouse," she said. "I have absolutely
nothing here."
"Buy what you need, and remain indoors as much as you can," he instructed. '' Reporters will be sure to haunt
the house in Ninety-third Street, hoping
to see us return."
"It's horrible!" said Dorothy. "It
almost makes me wish I had never
heard of any will!"
Garrison looked at her with frank
adoration in his eyes.
"Whatever the  outcome, I shall  always be glad," he said—"glad of the
day   you   needed—needed   assistance-
glad of the chance it has given me to
prove my—prove my—friendship.''
"I'll try to be worthy of your courage," she answered, returning his look
with an answering glance in which
the love light could only at best be a
trifle modified. "But—1 don't see how-
it will end."
"About this "marriage certificate—"
he started, when the door-bell rang interrupt! ugly.
In fear of being overheard by the
landlady, already attending a caller,
Garrison halted, to wait. A moment
later the door was opened by the lady
of the house herself, and a freshly-
groomed, sinooth-shaveti young man was
ushered in. The room was the ouly
one in the liouse for this semi-publie
"Excuse me," said the landlady
sweetly. "Someone to see Miss Ellis."
The visitor bowed very slightly to
Dorothy und Garrison, anil stood somewhat awkwardly near the door, with
his hat in his hand. The landlady, having made her excuses for such au in-
■ trusion, disappeared to summon Miss
Garrison was annoyed. There was nothing to do but to stand there in em
barrassing silence. Then Miss Ellis came
shyly in at the door, dressed so becom
ingly that it seemed not at all unlikely
she had hoped for the evening's visitor.
"Oh, Mr. Hunter, this is a very pleasant surprise!" she said. "Allow me to
introduce my friends, Mr. and Mrs.
Fairfax." she added to Garrison and
Dorothv, "This is Mr. Hunter, of the
New York Star."
Prepared to bow and let it go at
that, Garrison started, ever so slightly,
on learning the visitor's connection, Mr.
Hunter, on his part, meeting strangers
unexpectedly, appeared to be diffident
and quite conventional, but pricked up
his ears, which were strung to catch the
lightest whisper of news, at the mention
of the Fairfax name.
"Not the Fairfax of the Hardy
case?" he said, for the moment intent
on nothing so moving as a possible service to his paper,  "Of course you've
seen "
Garrison sat down on the copy of the
Star which Dorothy had left in a chair.
He deftly tucked it up beneath his coat.
"No, oh, no, certainly not," he said,
and pulling out his watch, he added to
Dorothy, '' I shall have to be going. Put
on your hat and come out for a two-
minute walk."
Then, to the others:
"Sorry to have to run off in this un
complimentary fashion, but I trust we
shall meet again."
Hunter felt by instinct that this was
the man of all men whom he ought, in
all duty, to see. He could not insist upon his calling in such a situation, however, and Garrison aud Dorothy, bowing
as they passed, were presently out iu
the hall with the parlor door closed behind them. In half a minute more they
were out upon  the street.
"You'll be obliged to find other
apartments at once," he said. "You'd
better not even go back to pay the bill.
I'll send the woman a couple of dollars
and write that you made up your mind
to go along home, after all."
"But—1 wanted to ask a lot of questions—of Miss Ellis," said Dorothy,
thereby revealing the reason she had
wished to come here before. "I thought
perhaps "
"Questions about me?" interrupted
Garrison, smiling upon her in the light
of a street lamp they were passing. "I
can tell you far more about the subject
than she could even guess—if we ever
.get the time.''
Dorothy blushed as she tried to meet
his gaze.
"Well —it  wasn't  that— exactly,"
she said.    I  only  thought—thought  it
might be interesting to know her."
"It's far more interesting to know
where you will go," he answered. "Let
me look at this paper for a minute."
He pulled forth the Star, turned to
the classified ads, found the "Furnished
Rooms," and cut out half a column with
his knife.
"Let me go back where I was tonight," she suggested. "I.am really
too tired to hunt a place before tomorrow. I can slip upstairs and retire at
once, and the first thing in the morning
I cau go to a place where Alice used
to stay, with a.very deaf woman who
never remembers my name and always
calls me Miss Root.''
"Where is the place?" said Garrison,
halting as Dorothy halted.
"In West Eighteenth Street." She
gave him the number. "It will look
so very queer if I leave like this," she
added. "I'd rather uot excite suspicion. ''
"All right," he replied, takiag out a
booklet aud jotting dowu "Miss Root,"
and the address she had mentioned.
"I'll write to you in the name the
deaf woman remembers, or thinks she
remembers, and no one need kuow who
you are. If I hurry now I can catch the
train that connects with the local on the
Hartford division for Rockdale."
They turned aud weut back to the
"You don't know how long you'll be
gone?" she said as they ..eared the
steps .   "Vou cannot tell iu the least?"
"Long enough to do some good, I
hope," he answered. "Meantime, don't
see anybody. Don't answer any questions; an.l don't neglect to leave here
early in the morning."
She was silent for a moment, and
looked at him shyly.
"I shall feel a little bit lonely, I'm
afraid," she confessed—"with none of
my relatives, or friends. I hope you'll
not be very long.   Good-by."
"Good-by," sai.l Garrison, who could
not trust himself to approach the subject she had broached; and with his
mind reverting to the subject of his personal woUy in the case, he added: "By
the way, the loss of your wedding certificate can be readily repaired if you'll
tell me the name of the preacher, or the
justice of the peace "
"I'd rather not—just at present"
she interrupted, iu Immediate agitation.
"Goodnight—I'll have to go in."
She fled up the steps, found the door
ajar, aud pushing it open, stood framed
by the light for a moment, as she turned to look back where he was standing.
Ouly for a moment did she hover
there, however.
He could not see her face as she saw
He could not know that a light of
love and a mute appeal for forgiveness
lay together in the momentary glance
bestowed upon him.
Theu she closed the door; and as one
in a dream he slowly walked away.
A Dearth of Clews
Garrison's ride ou the traiu was a
matter of several hours' duration. Not
only did he read every line of the story
in the Star, which he felt convinced had
been furnished by young Robinson, but
he likewise had time to reflect ou all
the phases, old and uew, of the case in
which he was involved.
But wander where they would, his
thoughts invariably swung around the
troubled circle to Dorothy and the topic
was she married or not, and if she was—
where was the man?
He could not reach a decision.
Heretofore he had reasoned there
could be no genuine Fairfax; tonight he
entertained many doubts of his former
deductions. He found it possible to construe Dorothy's actions both ways. She
was afraid to have him search out the
man who had written her wedding certificate, perhaps because it was a fraud,
or perhaps because tliere was a Fairfax somewhere, concerning whom something must  be  hidden.
The murder mystery, the business of
the will, even the vengeance he promised
himself he would wreak on Theodore,
sank into significance in the light of
his personal worry. There was only oue
thing worth while, and that was love.
He was rapidly approaching a frame
of mind in which no sacrifice would be
too great to be made, eould tie only be
certain of winning Dorothy, heart-free,
for his own.
For more than an hour he sat think;,
ing, iu the car, oblivious to the flight o
time, or to the towns through which he
was passing. He gave it up at last aud,
taking from his pocket a book he employed for memoranda, studied certain
items there, supplied by Dorothy, concerning her uncle and his ways of life.
There were names of his friends and
his enemies among the scribbled data,
together with descriptive bits concerning Hardy's personality.
Marking dowu additional suggestions
and otherwise planning his work to be
done at Rockdale, Garrison reflected
there was little apparent hope of clearing young Durgin of suspicion, unless
one trifling hint should supply the clew.
Dorothy had stated that her Uncle John
had long had some particularly bitter
and malicious enemy, a nmn unknown
to herself, from whom she believed Mr,
Hardy might have beeu fleeing, from
time to time, in the trips which had become the habit of his life.
That this constant moving from place
to place had been the bane of his existence was a theory that Dorothy hael
formed a year before. Yet, for all she
knew, it might have been young Foster
Durgin whom her uncle was trying to
Tho train connection for Rockdale was
wretchedly timed. What with a long
wait at the junction and a long delay
at. a way station farther out, it was
nearly oue o 'clock when at length his
destination was readied and Garrison,
with his steel-trap suit-case in hand,
found his way to a second-rate hotel,
where, to his great relief, the beds were
far better than they looked.
He had taken the precaution to register as Henry Hilborn. realizing that
Rockdale doubtless abounded in acquaintances of Hardy's who would probably read the published story of his
will in their own local papers iu the
morning, He wrote at once to Dorothy,
under the name of Miss Root, apprising
her of his altered name and his address.
In the morning he was early at his
work. Representing himself as nothing
more than the agent of thc New York
Insurance Company, for which he was,
in fact, conducting his various investigations, at least in part, he rapidly
searched out one after another of the
persons whose names Dorothy had supplied, but all to little purpose.
He found the town very much alive
indeed to the news which the Star had
blazoned to the world. Hardy had been
a well-known figure off aud on, for many
years in Rockdale, and tho names of the
Durgins and of Dorothy were barely less
Garrison's difficulty was not that the
people talked too little, but rather that
they talked too much, and said almost
nothing in the process. New trivialities
were exceedingly abundant.
He worked all day with no results of
consequence. The persons whose names
had been supplied by Dorothy had, in
turn, furnished more names by the dozen, alleging that this mau or that knew
John Hardy better than the proverbial
brother, if possible; nevertheless, one
after another, they revealed their ignor
anee of auy vital facts that Garrison
could use.
On the following day he learned that
Paul Durgin, the nephew credited with
having claimed the body of the murdered man, lived ten miles out on a farm,
amassing a fortune rearing ducks.
Hiring a team, Garrison drove to Durgin's farm. He found his man in the
centre of a vast expanse of duck-pens,
where ducks by the thousand, all singularly white and waterless, were greeting
their master with acclaim,
Durgin came out of the duck midst
to see his visitor. He was a large, taciturn being, healthy, strong, and independent, a trifle suspicious and more
than a trifle indifferent as to the final
disposal of John Hardy's fortune.
Garrison, at first, found him hard to
handle. He had not yet read the papers.
He knew nothing at al! of what was
being said: and now that he heard it at
last, from Garrison's lips, he scarcely
did more than nod his head.
Garrison was annoyed. He determined on awakening the duek-stupored being, unless the task shoubl prove hope-
"Mr. Durgin." he said, "the reasons
for supposing that Hardy was murdered
—poisoned—ure far more convincing
than anyone reallv supposes—and suspicion points particularly at a person
in whom you may and may not be interested—your younger brother, Poster
A curious white appearance crept all
about the smooth-shaven mouth of the
duck man. He was not in the least an
emotionless clod; he was not even cold
or indifferent, but silent, slow at giving
expression to anything but excellent
business capabilities.
He looked at Garrison steadily, but
with dumb appeal in his eyes. The blow
lir.d gone home with a force that made
Garrison sorry.
"How could that be!" the man inquired, "even with Foster wild?"
(T« be continued)
(By Grace  Keen)
THE sun was setting, ainl us the
aud the
man I
girl stood side  lev side,   ;.„.
* . 'ic111
the golden light sceineel to envelop
them like a tender benediction. Anuitid;     ,
never tell her so. For as 1 am. she was. | He is dead—let him rest, i nice ,-eeure.l,
Aud as she is, I may be. I would not. miserably hard, even cruel, if you will,
want my children to oppose me when I | One can't go through the fires of misery
grew old and prejudiced in the care of; and come out youug and hopeful, or
it oppose her.    You | even   with  any  joy  remaining,"    she
them and nbout them was no other visible living soul—they were separated
from the world of men and we,men. As
they guzed at the entrancing vista, a
wandering bird alighted on a bough of
a great maple eleese beside them, deeping a little noisily, as of one' whee had
IT is stated that over $250,000 was
paid to Covent Garden alone for
flowers to be made iuto wreaths for
Queen Victoria's funeral. It is safe to
say that this large sum has been more
than doubled in the purchase ol' floral
mementoes for that of our lute King,
for many of the wreaths—like that of
the Sultan of Zanzibar, which was 14ft.
by 7ft. and contained over 300 chosen
orchids, and that of the Emperor of
Japan, whieh measured uL.ft. iu diameter—cost considerably over $5p0
Flowers have played an important
part   in   the   world's  history.
Tn the national insignia see what a
place they take—the rose standing for
Kngland, the thistle representing Scotland, and the shamrock Ireland.
For u flower the late Count de Chain*
hord lost. Prance. There came a moment when the throne was offered
"King" Henry. But he must accept,
witl. the sceptre and the gilded chair,
the   tri-colort'd    Hug. Another   man
would huve taken the bauble and the
sent, the crown and all its troubles;
but Henri Cinq was not that sort of
pretender. "Kither ldiuve the lilies and
the white flag, or 1 remain uu exile."
he said, and with this he crushed nil the
hopes of the Bourbons.
It. was with a white rose thnt Queen
Victoria wooed and won Prince Albert.
"1 gave him a flower," she writes in
her diary. "It was a white rose.*' As
the monarch of a great country, she
could receive no proposal from a prince
of a small state, and till she gave him
the rose he eould not aspire to her
hand. With what feelings he received
it is told in the story of his life.
Flowers have played a great part in
politics.    There were the Wars of the
Roses—red and white;  and Lord Bea-
consfield's  flower, the  primrose,  has  a
[million devotees today in Britain.
A fight took place in Maine not many
years ago over nu artificial forget-me-
not. A gentleman sent it to n damsel
whom he knew, and it fell into the
hands of the elder brother of the lady.
There was nothing in the letter that
contained the flower to indicate why-
it was forwarded, not a word of all the
epistle alluded to it, but the brother
challenged the sender. Each fired at the
same moment, both fell dead, und to
this dny no one knows why the artificial forget-me-not was sent.
WE hear much from time to time of
the wonders of this or that complicated and intricate machine,
but there nre few pieces of machinery
more marvellous than that of the common watch.
A watch, it may be stated as a general proposition, is the smallest, most
delicate instrument of the same number
of parts that has ever been devised.
About. 175 different pieces of material
enter into its construction, and upwards
of 2,400 separate operations are comprised in its manufacture.
Certain of the facts connected with
its perform;.nee are well-nigh incredible when considered as a whole. A
blacksmith strikes several hundred
blows on his anvil in a day, aud, as
a mutter of course, is glad when Sunday
comes; but the roller jewel of a watch
makes every dny—nnd day by day—■
432,000 impacts'against the fork,' or
157,680,000 blows during the course of
a year, without stop or rest—some 3,-
133,000,000 blows during the space of
twenty years, the period for which a
watch is usually guaranteed to keep
good timo.
But the wonder of it does not cease
here. It has been calculated that the
power that moves the watch is equivalent to only four times the force used
in a flea's jump"' The watch power is,
therefore, what might bo termed the
equivalent, of four flea-power. One
horse-power would suffice to operate
270,000,000 watches.
Furthermore, the balance-wheel of a
watch is moved b.v this four-flea power
one and forty-three one-hundredths
inches with each vibration, or 3,558%
miles continuously iu one year.
Reaely-made cyclone cellars of corrugated galvanized iron havo been placed
on the market by a Western metal company.
The Italian goverument plans to expend twenty million dollars to develop
its first naval base ou the Adriatic at
great excuse to make, anel wa.- answered
as noisily from within the shelter of
the clustering leaves. .Nell listened
with laughter in her soft brown eyes, a
smile on her parted lips, and the hand
which was imprisoned in her lover's
trembled a little with sheer pleasure—
in the scene, in their solitude, iu the
busy rascal of a bird so close to then,
(a bird that should have been at home
and in bed an hour since), hopping life
and down and declaiming violently. She
waited until the low "cheep, cheep"
had resolved itself into a few scattered
notes, then ceased altogether.
"How lovely, how lovely!" she whispered. "I want* to say it as a child
says it, John, over and over aud over
again. I want to dance up ami down
and sing and call out, the way the forest creatures do, for very joy of life
and living."
John Douglas, the practical, smiled
at her indulgently.
"I'm afraid there's a deep vein of
sentiment under that everyday common
sense of yours. Nell," he said.
"It's well to name it my overy-day
common sense, John, out where we live
anything else wouldn't do." Then she
looked suddenly wistful, hei brows
wrinkling. "And you/" she asked. "Is
tliere no vein of deeper feeling to be
stirred nt that," and sho pointed toward the glorious western sky, "or
this?" with a sweep of her arm toward
the valley lower down—their valley.
He hesitated, and it seemed as if a
slight flush rose to the leu a brown
checks. He looked at the golden splendor in the west, at the dimpling, laughing earth beneath them and then into
her face, pale, clear, witl. its sensitive
lips and delicate nostrils.
"Judge me." he snid. and the quiver
in his voice matched her own. "For I
have been lost in dreams—asking myself if the world grows new for such
as we; wondering if this is the first
sun that has ever given light: or if this
is the close of the first magnificent day,
and we the first man anil woman, unspoiled, fresh from the Maker's hand,
gazing down on the Vision unveiled! "
She said nothing, but the little wistful curve between her brows disappeared suddenly and the fine lips grew tremulous. To her, indeed, the world seemed
recreated, but she had not hoped to
have her feelings set to words—and uoiv
he had spoken and she knew they were
in unison. The harsh business of life
would claim them before long, the affairs of other men and other women
would occupy their duys—but this hour
was theirs, aud she drew a long, deep
breath, standing silently, quietly, beside him. The golden glow took a
deeper tinge, and they on the heights
looked from slope to hollow, from wooded side to placid lake, from cool stretches of green to the wild verdure clothing
the opposite hills. Here were rest and,
"We will go away," he said musing-'
ly, "you nnd I, each to au appointed
task, nnd we will bruise ourselves on
the noisy highways, ami our feet will
grow weary walking them. But here
is peace—in whicli the hopes of both
might find fulfilment."
"Peace is not always best," she unswered briefly. "It is a guerdon to be
Tall, strong-browed, with clear gray-
eyes under heavy eyebrows, he stood
before her. and as she lifted her own
eyes to meet his glance, a thrill of pride
shot through her frame. No dreamer
he—his words, his mood, belied him. A
doer of deeds, rather—a man as he stooel
above her and bent his head toward
"A guerdon to be won!" he echoed.
"Ah. now I know. What armor shall
1 buckle on to win it, Nell? For you ure
my peace, my guerdon, my valley of
paradise. The silence of it is on your
lips, the dreanilessness of it in your
girl's eyes, the contentment of it iu
your heart." He paused nnd sniileel.
Then he continued: "A guerdon to be
won. And when I win it—will the
time ever come, Nell?"
"You know it will, oh, you know it
will," she whispered.
"I am ready now. There is no ol
stacle in the way, none ia mine, none
in yours——"
"Hush!" she said, suddenly. "Not
here, not here! Let us take leave of our
valley—1 can't bear to spoil it. One
word of our practical existence—the
existeuco that you and I must face when
we leave it—would mar this perfect
day. Let ns go seek our other world,
John, and leave this true world of ours
The violet haze in the valley was
deepening to purple, the golden sun wns
a pale yellow behind the last thin
clouds, the shadows were darker, the
little lake a mellower blue. Vet it seemed to smile up at them with the confidence of a trusting friend as they
turned away from this royal spot where
Nature at her loveliest hud drawn them
close to God.
And as she had felt it would, every
step away from it saw the feeling of
every day creep buck upon tbem; the
spell dissolved, the outside world of
deeds was calling loudly—calling the
fresli young blood in their veins to action. John Dougl.is, the determined,
said no word, but the stern resolve
which the quiet valley had stolen from
his countenance crept buck upon it by
degrees. Nell threw up her head,
breathing quickly.
"Come!" she said. "It is behind us.
John—nnd what I see on your face has
been unspoken all this day. What is it
"The same old story.  Nell.    Forgive
me if I hnve no other tale to tell."
"Please, John! "
"Nell, I wish I could make you understand."
"Will you let me try to tell you
how I feel about  it .'"
He slackened his pace, "Yes, Nell."
"It is my mother's opposition that
vou    cannot    understand — that's    it,
"Evidently—since   thnt   is   the   only
obstacle.     How to  overcome  that   ir
prejudice, that  strong will, wliich  I
I   shall
t have patience,
' - Preach patience
i girl, ., elite \ ceo pr
I my creed. "
" But   I   wan;   you
"What   ......sense'.
"In  rime—''
"la   time,   in   tim
me a definite time.
I   bave
fur my
y   experieuc
lleiw long
ye1;, r--two yea I's.
waited three years mew, Nell,
borne and you—and will wait
ten. twenty, if I must, for you are the
only woman in the* world for me. But
do not say 'in time.' I can't stand anything so vague us that."
Her practical common sense seece,ude*l
his every word. For the first time her
sweet voice faltered.
"How bard it is!" she saiel. "I wish
knew how it would end—1 wish I
arguments to move her. But.
Her soft brown eyes .-ought
..is face, appeulingly. "She is n.y mother—she has cared for ine sc
twenty-four long years. V. . _.._ —
for what she has mude me, John. You
see it, don't you, dear? Tu snatch iit
my own happiness without thought of
hei— Oh, John, I cannot. It would
be brutal. Mv valley eif pnradise would
"   " I  duu't
even ^^^^^^^^
i sniileel then, a smile of
will,   dear'neeel    not   dilate   ur.    u
it  most  be  you've had yuur own."
"Ves,      said   Juliet   Clarke   slowly.
!ltisfit.,i—" ! "but there is happiness somewhere. It
is not for us tu feirbiel the drinking e.f
j the   e-up—even   though   .ve   ccceew   ihat
poison lurks in the lees."
"I ...I. not ht Nell re!; it—and .'.ilic
Nell I can prevent it." said Mr-. North
rop in a sharp voice. "She is too eb*ar.
too precious. Margaret will
fer—she has not tl
k new-
oli, Juliu!
can 't
' Vet you
saw  the
I. is met! "
cee.i     Juliet
witl. pity-
• much your
a  \
of disc
shadow,  not
to 1
" V
have 1
loved b.
cr .
a vi
e lovee
i ve m
e  tl.at-
eliel    a.
"Iii   palrn>.
sated her
day, the
>t mean
it. Hut Nell, Nell, if through her—let
us suppose this now—if through ber
yuu and I looked upon our valley of
paradise for the Inst time thi:
hist time in our lives, what th....
She lifted her grave, sweet face to
his. The red lips were tremulous, the
delicate nostrils quivered*
"What then.'" she echoed, slowly,
"ft would snap my life in two. 1 do not
mean that I would lose my .grip on
things—I am too strong, too ambitious
for that. But there would he no future
for me. Vet—1 would not blame her,
.lohn.   J feel she does not comprehend."
He hesitated an instant.
".She was happily married to a good
man," he said, "bhe idolized her husband, and she has taught her children
to revere his memory. If she had been
unkindly ur coldly treated as some men
treat the women they profess to iove
—" He paused then; the luok on he"
face, the tears that sprang to her eyes,
hushed the words on liis lips. '' I will
say uo more, sweetheart,*' lie went o:i
gently. "I do.not want to sadden you.-'
Vet never had his arguings or pleadings left that strange unrest at her |
heart. She could not solace herself
with the reflection that her mother "s
opposition would soon be lessened. And
mw, because ho had brought her to his
way of thinking, for the first time, uow
that she saw witii his eyes, she w-aO
doubtful and disturbed. For the rest
of the long way home she said uo more.
Mrs. Northrop sat quietly roclcing in
the low chair in the middle of tne room.
Her friend, a little woman with soft
white hair above a wrinkled forehead
Mid with lips that in reposo were wistful, even sorrowful, had been looking at
her curiously. She thought how well
Kleanor Northrop stood tli.0 stress of
years; hOW lovely she was still; how
her very person, her slender figure, in its
well-worn black gowu, radiated her per
sonality; how she fitted into this room
which, artistie and buautiful and quiet
ly subdued; was dominated Ijy the w-j.
man*H presonoe, the toudi of her hand,
her tastes, She watched the eifrve of
K'i'istj  tile  turn   of  her  head,  the
never suf
, _jpa.-ity for suffer
iug.    But Nell, my Nell, with he
ideals,   her   beautiful   dreams—I
bear to let  her go, Juliet."'
Her friend nodded
will.    It is your dut,
"It is not! " Mrs. \
ed passionately   ....-• ••<
glow   beneath   the   cold   exterior   as   ir
flamed into face and eye
'' Kleanor.     Kleanor! '
Clarke,  matching tlie  rl
ing tenderness. '' It is ,,,
duty to let her go as it was aud is vour
duty tn  shield    their   f'atli
from his children."
"Juliet, what are you saying?" M
Northrop's lips quivered, her nail
pressed  Into her
"Just as much.
Solemnly, "Some of us must
one must  pay.    The dead
young   will   uot—but   thei
.who stand between who must.    Vou are
i one  of these.   Kleanor. and just  or  uu
j just, the debt  is yours.   Y
1 it   when  you   gave   birtl
1 who is your second self
| was   trampled   on,  you
j outraged, you   kuo
dear.    Will you inflict your suffering on
i another.'     \ ou Ve stood  tin-  test  nobly
180 far,  aad   before  Nell
', aud    Tom    and    all    the
I Northrop wa- the idea
! Izing   husband.      Ami
i part of this sacrifice on  N
* * To SU Ve her!
"Her life i- not
t gentle  mentor.  Bte ^^^^
I it, as you wiil by forbidding this mar
I riage, vou lose everything ami
! thing."
The   mother
breast heaving
"I lose everything
she said iu a dogg
of all my early dr
fore   Margaret
you are a good man." Her eyes sought
hi- steadily, and h- seemed to he looking into Nell's eyes without their trusting confidence; Nell's eyes which had
seen much misery and had wept many
tears, Nell'.- eve- shadowed by pain
ami sorrow. Something stirred in his
heart, something that seemed striving
to make itself heard from her soul to
Iii-. Hut he eould not understand—not
"She will give you her true, noble
heart. See that you never doubt the
gift. She will forgive you all. everything, lmt lack of trust—for this
'laughter is of my own heart, my firstborn. '' she saiii slowly. '' Some day
you will know what that means, please
(iod. Some day you will realize the
consecration of tiie first-born!"
She rose and moved toward the door.
• lohn Douglas, leaning forward, took
Nell's hands in his and held them tightly. The mother looked back—at the
girl, half turned toward her. gazing after her, wondering, a little saddened; at
the man, rapturous, happy, his eyes
aglow, fastened on  Nell's lowered head.
"(iod grant you may walk long iu
the valley of paradise, my children."
she --aid, ami so passed out
leaving them atone.
of the room,
Current Verse
to   that   chil,|
Mow vour heart
'iir   finest    feeling*.
and   i   know,  my
Month of the
Month of tli
Hope freights
Who can go
The   l.n.
Month  i
bride ami the rose,
> sweet graduate;
each  zephyr that  blows,
clinging to hate.'
heaped on the plate.
sinking   BOUgB  a-  it   flows-
the   bride  and  the  ro.se.
f the sweet graduate.
aud  Margaret | or •.,
world   Francis
father, the idol
you    would   put
your life."
.dily.   "If
-aid th.
gam no
feet,   her
times  I'
when T lo.se her,"
•ij tone. "The sharer
earns.    1 lost them be
und   Tom   came.   Some-
er   head,
eye**  lliet
slipped a notch or two, my dearest, even j quietly
if yon disagree with  me."
('I also am strong-willed and determined and prejudiced, John."
"I'm afraid that's true, Nell."
"I know every one of my faults. My
only hope is that faults are sometimes
indications of possible good. Don't you
think so?"
"I can't see any faults in you, Nell."
"It's good, then, to he serious, to
have the courage of one's convictions
and all that. But from whom have I
inherited these traits? In ways, in mannerisms, even in expression (not in
looks, for she has always been beautiful)   I nm  mv  mother's counterpart."
"And while I do not say that she is
right now or that her prejudice against
our marriage is anything but the outcome of a mother's foolish feara. I shall
I ^^^^^^^^
daintiness that Was part and would al
ways be part of her—a daintiness she
loved, for they were true ami ardent
friends, these two. opposite in character as thev might be on the surface, but
alike beneath.
"It's strange, Kleanor." she said.
"No amount of worry seems to be able
to affect ynu. Do you know you are
almost as attractive today a- ever you
Eleanor Northrop lifted
tiling it up rather, aud In
her friend 's smilingly.
"Almost!" she said. "With one or
two exceptions. This grey hair, for example, wliich is barely enough to cover
my poor scalp; the crow's-feet and the
xery handsome teeth substituted for my
own rather insignificant ones! I may lie
almost as attractive to those wii
for me, Juliet, but not nearly .*-
There was an undercurrent of mockery in her tones. Juliet Clarke glanced
at her search ingly.
"I wanted to feast my eyes ou you—
it's a treat to find you alone—even if
you do rail at yourself. And now—
well, Kleanor. I want to ask you something, aud 1 know no one else would
be courageous enough. Have you heard
from   Tom?"
"From my son?" Her expression
changed a trifle. "No, Juliet, I haven't heard from hilfl. When Marsden's
man came and told me of the deficit—
nearly seven hundred dollars—Nell and
Margaret and \ scraped together ami
paid it. Mr. Marsdeu was very nice.
Said that Tom was so young that there
was every hope for him. ami did not
wish to take the money. But, of course,
1 insisted. Nell and Margaret insisted,
too, though it, deprived them of a few
comforts for a while."
"That's  over  two
"And you've heard nothing since?"
'(Nothing. To tell you the truth,
Juliet, 1 want to hear nothing. Tom is
twenty now—he can take care of himself. I am uot.a foolish mother to
grieve over what is past and gone. Be
sides—I have other and closer worries. "
There was silence. Mrs. Northrop's
lips tdoseil in a st wight line and she
setfled herself back iu her chair. Juliet
Clarke, her sweet, old, care worn face
verv grave, put her cup ami saucer on
the'table that stood between them.
"One  has to know you as well
do.  Kleanor, to dare your uir
ill's-.       Vet    you    cannot     con
real sentiments from me, and because I
know them, and because I have felt the
trouble burdening you. I wanted to have
tjiis chat with you.''
She spoke so gently that fhe proud
woman could take no offence. She looked at her affectionately—for they loved
ch  other.
n |     "Why should I wish to conceal anything   from   you,   Juliet?"   she   asked
Margaret  is  so  beautiful—it will make up to her for her lack
of heart.    And Tom—oh. Tob is indeed
to my credit, the carefully-trained boy
not   resist   the   first   slight
d    Juliet
ome  and
feet,  it
who   could
"Poor,    foolish    lad!"   .*■
Clarke.   "Had   he   dared   to
fling   himself   at   his   niothei .-?
might never have happened."
Mrs.   Northrop  stared nt  her
" Hon't get angry, Kleanor. I dare
to tell you the truth. No one else in
this world would—you know that—so
respect me for my bravery. Vou are
jealous of Nell's iove, Noll's affection,
ami you tell yourself that you are trying
to save her, forgetting that a mother
never comes into thy true kingdom of
her daughter's heart until that daughter
is herself a wife aud mother."
"Vou speak ns if you knew what you
were talking nbout,"' said EleftuO-C
"My boy did not live," said Juliet
Ourke; *impjy. "in that I am the less
fortunate, for you have your children.
But when I held that tiny body in my
arms for the first time, I would have
giveu the world, did I possess it. to lay
my head once more nn my mot her's
knee. I thought that I had loved her—
then I knew. I lived to be glad that 1
had lost all else—my husband and my
child, but never, never, that 1 did not
have my mother!
What Kleanor Northrop saw ia that
j tender face moved her strangely. A low
in   her   throat.
sob   brol
roke _
|     "Possibly   they   have   asked   you   lo
intercede for tin " she began bitterly.
"Don't dear," said her friend, "Vou
and 1 are growing old now—we are on
the way dowu-hill. Some things we
see too clearly, and are miserably blind
to others—that is why we make mis
takes. Perhaps, since 1 am only an on
looker, 1 can see that which is hidden
from you—''
She paused, for Mrs. Northrop held
up a warning hand, ami turned to tin1
table, so that her back was toward thc
door. Her face was vory pale, her eye^
strained. Then the door was opened:
and  Nell stood on  the threshold.
"Mav we come in. mother.'"
called, brightly. "And Mrs. Clarke!
a tone of pleased surprise. "How good
boat  ;
ha mm
Why  mi
Mine  may
Mouth of
did a jugful of
nek iu which tu
ami grumble at
be   lovely—who
the bride
tf   the   BW(
knows :
and  the rose,
•t  graduate.
.I une,
And   now  once  more  prepare  to
The would be glomus ni happy
And let  us dust, the bromides off,
We '11 need to use them very soon.
Ket's take the old time worn one down,
They often  used   in  days bygone.
It  still  will  serve  our  purpose  now;
ctfu live as cheo
p as i
handshake let
us gi'
old   wink   and
Then  let  us say  how  glad  we are
He's going to live in double style.
And  ere we part  let's say to him,
The way we used to do of yore:
"It   is  the only   way  to live.
Vou'II   wish  you'd   done  it   long  be
one  bromide,
should have th
:im  sure,
• trength to
to see you here
" Vour mothe
so I was forct
said Mrs. Clark.
interested face,
her so busy  1  i
with  her any  more.    And   now
have   caught   a   glimpse   of   vou,
I'll  take  myself  off/'  Nell   bent
her   greater   height   to   kiss   the
would not come to me,
1   to   eome   to   her."
, smiling into the girl's
* Vou youug folks keep
ever hnve five minutes
that   1
ii.   Nell,
years   ago,   isn't
lady's soft, pink cheek. " f Jood-ovetiinc
Mr. Douglas. Haven't noticed youi
card among those received lately—ud
apologies! I understand. Good-by, Klean
' V.
have been my safety
valve too long. Who knows'all that
you do—my only confidant .' Ami now
you have something to sny to me—a lecture to read perhapsV Let me have it.
We may bo interrupted.''
"I like—John Douglas, Eleanor."
Mrs. Northrop winced. Her friend
had put an unerring finger upon an open
"Oh, you do? Then you like someone who is very disagreeable to me."
"Vour objection is not to the individual?"
"Not at all." Her grave face relax
ed, as she pushed the teacups farther on
the table. "I know what you want to
say Juliet. But Nell is myself. 1 see
myself in her. I, too, had her high hopes
and ambitions, once upon a tune. My
husband —" Her lips tightened. "The
less said about him to you, the better.
"Good-by, Juliet."
Nell looked after her. amused, smiling. "She is just like a dainty little
bird that iu some unaccountable manner has lived to grow old," she said.
And then, with a change of tone, a
slight embarrassment: "Mother, don't
yon  see John ?"
"Ves." said Mrs. Northrop, quietly.
"I see him." She sat down in the
little rocker somewhat heavily, for she
ffllt sick and dizzy. '' Will you both
come over here where I can have .- look
at you.'   Vou, too, Mr. Oouglus. "
Wondering a  little,  the young man
obeyed,  drawing   Nell's  chair   forward.
Nell, with  her eyes  fastened du iieusly
on her mother's face, saw that  siie was
1 | deeply moved, as -he bent near an 1 took
ponsive-' 'I"' girl's hand  in  hers.
al   your |     "Where were you today.'" she asked.
■' Where    .li.]    vour    long    walk   bring
you ?''
Nell hesitated, and her eves brighten
.*.!. She did not look at 'her lover as
sin- answered in n low tone that quivered in spite of her efforts to control it:
"In tlie valley of paradise, mother."
-tie said, "the valley that every wo-
man walks in at one time of her life, I
"Yes," said the mother ."lowly. "I,
too, have walked in that valley—but I
left it behind me very, very long ago,
Nell, and it is not mine to see again."
She faltered, and her lovely face,
with its few fine wrinkles and unfur-
rowed forehead seemed to grow old and
"I have be<Mi a little blind." whispered Eleanor Northrop. "I have been
told so. and I think it is the truth. Put
I want to do right—t must do right,]
John Douglas, what have you to ofl^r
me in exchange for the gift 1 menu to
give you—my eirlT"
"Nothing," he answered slowly, but
his face startled her with the happiness
that flashed intn it. "I could not set a
value on that gift—it is above value."
"True!" She gazed straight before
her an instant, her brows meeting.
"Well,   I've   decided,   John.     I   think
But  there's one  bromide.  I
That we
Since  Kve first married Adam, they've
Been springing it and always will.
Our great-grandfathers thought it cute,
Our parents sprung it ou their bons,
And this it  is:  "Here's  hoping fhat
Vour troubles will  he litth* ones,"
The  people  people  work   with   best  aro
often very queer;
The   people  who  are  people's  kin  quite
shock   your   first   tuea;
Tlie   people   people   choose   for   friends
your common sense appal;
But   the   people   people   marry   are   tho
queerest folk of all.
To seven kopek the heir,
Nor house nor land have I —
Live  ! -hev.     I  live then!
Die I—hey!     I  die!
In many realms the Pool
. 'n ii -leep no wink  for care,
While yet   the .Spendthrift  snores
When dawns the morning fair.
Free a*- the wind lie blows,
Door nor ijate t'> balk him.
niches, hey!    Now give place!
Poverty i-oie*  walking!
Before uie  bends  the rye
When through the fields I stray,
And glad the forest hears
My pipe and  song alway.
If one must bitter weep—
No man will see his tear-, ^
If sadly  bowed his head —
None -ave  the  partridge jeers.
If weary one, or not,
What matters anything'
Let  hint  toss back   his locks
And playful laugh and sing!
And if one die—the grave
Will warm bis hands and feet!
Dost   tn
—Prom '
iny song respond .'
Then' it   is  mopletc
Russian  Lyrics and
" by   Martha tl.  D.
"What   i-  Home   Without  a  Mother!"
Is a motto on the wall
Worked in fancy worsted letters.
A  familiar sight  to aii.
Tn   the  room  there   i-  another,
Seen wherever you may roam,
An   old fashioned  oblong  pasteboard
With   the   words,   "(iod   Bless   Our
But there is a needed motto. ;
One that should appeal to all;
Yet ia humble home or mansion
It   N missing from the wall,
ibsence oft arouses
'tic thoughts ami sad.
r has seen t lie i tnblem
hue. "God  Ple^s O
Sy.c, |
No one
e 't
Whet it in
Cooks tl'
Fatl.t*r lim
Split  Hn
Curry 1
lice's tic housework, .
■ nn'.els .'.nil elar.es the socks?
to   heat   tht'  carpets,
weic.I and wind the* clocks,
fix t he* furnace,
Aid c huii.lreJ '
No!     te*    Ule'lctleell
Fee.    SUppI t
it hor chores
let   steer.'S.
When !
For I..'
e's .'c.r. ing
displays no
*-**.-*. «.*s choie
each tender
clucks  eer  I'll iekc'IS,
sclllsh heart,
c   Iiii-   Ice   llieethor,
toothsome pert
He bestows upeiii tin* cbildreu,
\'<>t re»e,-i \ i n:; e '•'.. -'< fleck
...' the l.ie'ii-t meat; leu. he f.sl.e-
Bits "1 flotsam from tie* wreck.
Dad's ih-   !"■'■  thai  brings the.* honey
X !e',|    leer    lie'    ', r' ■ CI  ,   I .     ||ive;
Therefore, while le' ftill is with you
M.ik.' him glad that lc'- nlive!
When he's downcast or dejected,
Seeming wp**ry, worn, and -i'l.
Cheer iii." l>\ tbe .* elcome motto
With tic prayer,   "Gee.l   Bless   Our
■—Thomas B. Chrystal.
A long, lean cct eiuce met a friend;
The friend was plump and round.
Said   tlie   leene-.   lean   cat.   --You   can
scarcely bend.
Too fat ley many a pound."
The plump cat   looked  around  in  fear,
Then whispered soft ami low,
"Do tell me, Tom, if no one's near,
Tell me, does my rat sh'iw?" THE   TIMES.    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
One Year One lleellar in Advance
Single Copies Five Oentfl Kcu-l.
Published every Thursday momlngat tlu.-mer,
Uriti-le Lulellnbiil.
Time Tables.
o. p.
Arrive Hosnier
No. 31.' West . .
No. 814 Bast ..,
No. 312 Loeal Ea
No. 311 Local West
No. 7 Wesl Flyer ..
No. 8 East, Flyer ...
. . . II. 15
... 18.30
,., 8.45
... Lin.
Chang.* took effect Sunday Oct. :«.
No. 2ol leaves Michel       '.LIUI a. in.
Arrives at, Hosiner.  .     0.15 a. in.
No. 252 leaves  Rexford..     4.15 p. ....
Arrives al Hosmer...    7.13p.m.
Tho Times 'phone No. is 16.
A. McL. Fletcher is painting
tho town rod.
W. T. Watson was in Cranbrook Sunday.
R. Chatfield spent Thanksgiving in Frank.
A. Thornton, of Crow's Xest
was in town yesterday.
Board of Trade meeting on
Monday evening, Nov. 7.
Robert and Fred Alderson
were in Coleman on .Monday.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on Sam Snell. 51
Mr. and Mrs. E. Lepers were
visitors in Fernie on Tuesday.
James llixon, the Fernie
plumber, was in town .Saturday.
Fun Rent--Furnished and
unfurnished rooms at the
Scotia hotel.
Miss Irene McKee, of Elko,
was tho guest of Miss lone
Kondody on Monday.
Some people in llosmer are
thankful that llallow'een is
safely over once moi e.
H. A. Wilkes, of Fernie, occupied the pulpit in the Methodist church last .Sunday.
Rev. M. F. Eby has returned
from Spokane and will hold
services Sunday evening in the
Methodist church.
The oast hound passenger
train Inst night was six hours
late on account of some trouble
west of Cranbrook.
The next holiday will be
Christmas. It is time now to
start saving money to celebrate
the giving holiday.
For a comtortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51 tf
The C. P. ll. car supply is
being kept up to demands and
the Hosnier Mines aro increasing their shipments of coke.
The Women's Auxiliary will
meet at tho homo of Mrs. C. li.
Winter on Tuesday November
8th at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
The regular monthly meeting
of tho Hosiner Hoard  of Trade their arrival at  Hosmer
will be bold on Monday evening most
November 7th at the old school
Don t forget the free moving
picture show at lhe Queens
Hotel, Saturday evening from
8::.0 to 11 p. m.
dski,  f
Kl,   lormei
Iv   of
W. E. Warren spent Thanksgiving in Calgary.
Miss Annie Elick was visiting
in -Michel on Tuesday.
Wing We Lung, better
known as "Scottic," the wash-
ee man, left Monday for his old
home in China and expects to
remain one year.
W. Ilaldorstone and Miss
Martha Rankin were in attendance at the wedding of Frank
Dickie and Miss Camp bell at
Fernio last Friday.
Tbe llosmer Livery & Transfer Co. are shipping several (tar-
loads of poles for the C. I'. U.
They have a large order wliich
will take several months to fill.
Manager Ashworth of the C.
X. P. Co. at Fernie, Drs. Bonnell
ainl Corsan. and A. J. Carter of
tho C M. W. of A., were in
town inspecting the life saving
plant on Wednesday.
A change in the C. P. P. time
table came into effect on Sunday October .'ill. Tho eastbound
passenger arrives at 1S..'I() instead of 18.33. The westbound
local arrives at 20.55 instead of
.). F. Jarvis has temporarily
loft the Poyal to its own devices, as Mrs. Moriarity says,
an.l is weilding tho paint brush
on his new verandah. .1. F.
looks as if ho knows tho business.
Considerable carload freight
is being received which consists
of general merchandise. This
shows that tbo merchants are
buying in large quantities and
augers well for the future of
The new freight sheds are
about completed and a gang of
painters are busy with the
brushes. The now house track
i.s nearly linished. When this
is completed trains can pull in
from either ond without delay.
Mark G. Sampson, the popular llosmer tenor will sing the
illustrated song entitled '-Some
Day When Dreams Como True"
at the opera houso ou Friday
evening, November lth, with
Clark's Moving Picturo and
Vaudeville Co.
The third annual grand ball
under the auspices of tho Hosmer Fire Brigade will be held
at the opera house on Friday
evening December 2, 1010. The
best of music has been engaged
for the occasion. Tickets $1.50
including supper.      Ladies free.
it is reported that several
parties are using fire arms in
danger to the public within the
townsite of Hosmer. Should
any person hear or see anybody
discharging lire arms, notify
the police immediately and
they will prosecuted according
to law.
Frank I. Dickie and Martha
Campbell, both of Hosmer,
were united in marriage at
Fernio last Friday afternoon
October 2Sth, by tho II. R.
Grant of Knox church. They
were tendered a, chivaree upon
ind a
enjoyable evening was
spent by the young people of
the town.
Frank F. Morris, F. M.. manager for the Draeger Oxygen
Aypar.-ilus Co. was in town
Tuesday and Wednesday look-
inu after the installation of the
Provincial Constable Leacey Bad Fire in Fernie.
assisted Provincial Constables; Fire broke out in an empty
McCuish of Hosmer and Bulger housei in the restricted district
of Michel, as far as Nelson in SOuth of the town at Fernie at
taking charge of Enrico Fran- j Uvo o'clock Sunday morning
ceschelli, sentenced to 20 years |an,i i„,f(),.t, it was extinguished,
in the penitentiary at New seven out of the eleven bouses
Westminister at thejrecenfc^ as- j ;n the distrht were destroyed.
The     city     lire    department
C.    (i.      (ioll.
Hosmer   and    Fernie.  now  of |life snvind plant established  in
Montreal, spent  Thanksgiving Hosmer and  instructinu; those
in   llosmer an.l was  th.
of M. Boassalv.
cues! '' |
in charge as to the use of same
j Mr. Morris is an expert ami   hie
"Along the Kennebec," a New  nelc* on tends over Western Can
England play much in the same ! ■'■■■■'* Western I'tiited Statesam
vein as "Way  Down East"  and   Mexico.
"The Old Homestead," al the Plays that appeal to the heart
opera house on Thursday. Nov, un(] ,,|.,vs n,at beads of families
10th. Th.-play lake- its title can bring their children to see
from Kennebec river in the are the plays that thrive. Such
northern part of Main.-, along L pltty ;s "Along the Kennebec"
the romantic and picturesque which will be presented in this
banks of which the action of;city at the opera house next
the piece takes place. ll is a Thursday, November 10th, with
complete scenic production and its wealth of beautiful scenery
said to be one of the best rural Und a. comyany of actors un-
plays produced for several excelled by any in their respec-
years. Band and street parade tive lines. The play is said to
at noon. Reserved seats on be full of bright, sparkling coin-
sale at Campbell's. 'oily and a splendid band is car-
It is in   time   of   sudden   mis- j *'<«•<'   to   advertise   it. Street
hap or accident that  Chamber- parade at noon.   Reserved seats
Iain's Liniment can be relied up- 0n sale at Campbell's,
on to take the place of the fain- ,,,,      ,                      ,.       ,,.
ilv doctor, who cannot always -Tho pleasant purgative effect
be found at the moment.   Then experienced    by   all    who  use
it is that Chamberlain's   Lini- Chamberlain's    Stomach    and
mentis not found wanting.    In Liver Tablets, and  the  healthy
cases of sprains, cuts,, wounds condition of the body and miud
and ortiises llianil.erlain s Lim- .                                '
ment  takes  out   the    soreness wlnc» th°y  create-   makea  "uv
and drives awny the pain.   Sold feel .joy I ul.    Sold   by   all   drug-
by all druggists. gists.
sizes tit Fernie and Fred Monroe, the Moyie hold up mau
who is under sentence of seven
years, inflicted by bis honor
Judge Wilson.
Telegraphers in Conference.
About 30 telegraphers including W. T. Watson, of Hosiner,
gathered at Cranbrook Sunday
afternoon from points between
Kootenay landing, Macleod and
the Calgary branch, to meet
and confer witli [G. D. Robertson, of Montreal, gonaral chairman of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers for Canadian
Pacific Railway district No. 7.
Ho was accompanied by W. C.
Donberg of Red Deer, Alta.
The Odd Fellows Dance.
On Friday night at the opera
house the third annual ball was
given by Maple Loaf Lodge No.
53, I. O. O. F.
There was a good attendance
of Odd Fellows and their friend
and the music furnished by the
Hosmerorchestra was excellent.
A dainty lunch was served in
the hall at 12 o'clock. The
committee of arrangements
under whoso direction the affair
was successfully conducted
were Clarence Hiltz, Frank
Newton and Thos. R. Stockett.
Three Prisoners Reach Nelson.
The prisoners at tho provincial jail at Xelson was augmented by four on Monday night
when Provincial Constable
Lacey brought in James Cran-
dell, sentenced by bis honor
Judge Wilson at Fernie to one
years imprisonment for theft;
James O'Conner sentenced to
six months by Police Magistrate
W. II. Whimster of Fernie for
theft and to a further six
months by Justice Clement for
breaking jail; and Cora Taylor,
sentenced by Police Magistrate
W. II. Whimster of Fernie to
two months on a vagrancy
charge. The fourth was Peter
McLean, who was placed in.safe
keeping by Provincial Constable
Woightman on a charge of
drunkeness, but was given
another chance to reform yesterday afternoon in the provincial police court,—Nolson
Skating Rink Meeting.
A mooting was held in the
.sample rooms of the Pacific
hotel on Monday evening, Oct.
31, for tbo purpose of organizing a skating rink club in Hosmer for the season of 11)10-11.
There wa.s a good attendance
of citizens present. The bus-
of thc evening was as follows:
Bomford-Pednault — That T.
A. Cornett be elected chairman.
Cornett-Ingham—That C. H.
Bomford act as secretary for
the evening.   Carried.
Cornett-Podnault—That F. H.
Ingham be elected president.
Mai'latt-Leithauser- That II.
A. Marx bo elected secretary
treasurer.    Carried.
Ingham - Cornett — That F.
Leithauser, A. Pednault and F.
Marlatt be appointed grounds
committee.    Carried.
Inghain-Pednault — That J.
Fletcher. T. A. Cornett and C.
II. Bomford be appointed membership committee.    Carried.
The meeting was then adjourned until Friday evening
November lth, when the ground
committee will report on the
ivailable locations.
turned out and went to the fire
on foot, taking no apparatus
with them as it was outside the
city limits and beyond reach of
the nearest hydrant. A bucket
brigade was formed and by-
hard fighting four of the houses
wore saved.
Much of tbe furniture and
throe pianos were saved, find
the entire population are being
temporarily sheltered in the
houses that escaped the conflagration.
Some of the houses wore partially insured, but tho loss will
amount to twelve or fifteen
thousand dollars.
Big Apple Show at Vancouver.
Vancouver, Oct. 31.—In the
presence of a distinguished
company aud a record attendance wliich included Lieut.
Governor Patterson, today the
I'lrst Canadian National Apple
Show was opened.
During the opening ceremonies the big Vancouver
Horse Show building enlarged
to nearly twice its size, was
crowded to capacity. Twenty
carloads of apples are on exhibition, comprising three
thousand four hundred antj
twenty four entries, twelve of
these being carload exhibits.
The management will be called upon to pay practically tho
entire twenty five thousand
dollars offered as prize money,
as nearly every class is filled.
The show is of international
character, for not only is every
province of Canada represented
but several of the States are
also showing tis are Australia
and Tasmania. Oregon and
Washington are represented in
carload class.
The band of the 48th high-
landers, of Toronto, is the principal attraction.
In the restaurants and cafes
of Xow York an effort is being
made to eliminate French words
and phrases on menu cards.
They declare that all Americans
cannot speak French, but that
all of them dine, and that they
have the right to order their
meals in tho good old Anglo
Saxon without any French
words, expletives or explosives.
Hereafter "Consomme Julienne"
will bo just plain vegetable
soup, and "potatoes au gratin"
will he tho ordinary Okanogan
spuds hashed in cream and baked.—Moyie Leader.
Hoarseness iu a child subject
to croup is a sure indication of
the approach of the disease. If
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is }>iven at once or even after
the croupy cough has appeared,
it will prevent the attack. Contains no poison. Sold by all
Boots and  Shoes   Neatly
and   Satisfactorily
Leave work at Fletcher's store.
A Good Position.
Can be had by ambitious
young men and ladies in the
field of 'Wireless' or Railway
Telegraphy. Since the eight
hour law became effective, and
since the Wireless companies
are       establishing stations
throughout tho country there
is a great shortage of telegraphers. Positions pay beginners
from $70 to $90 a month, with
good chance of advancement.
The National Telegraph Institute operates six official institutes in America, under supervision of R. R. and Wireless
officials, and places all graduates into positions. It will
pay you to write them for full
details at Davenport, la., Cincinnati, O., Portland, Ore. or
Memphis, Tenn.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has become famous for its cures
of coughs, colds, croup and infill enza. Try it wben in need.
It contains no harmful substance and always gives prompt
relief.   Sold by all druggists.
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On Sale to any Part ot the World
If you wish to arrange for
your friends coming out to
this country, call and the
matter can be arranged
without trouble for those
Full information given
upon application as to all
steamship lines.
5       W. T. WATSON
|  Agent 0. P. R. Hosmer
and Notary Public
at values which are the best.    A few of the many lines
we have recently placed in stock:
H. B. K.  Mackinaw Coats,   H. B. K.
Mackinaw Pants, H. B.  K.   Heavy   all
Wool   Flannel   Shirts,   Sweater   Coats,
Sweaters and Knitted Vests.
Main Street HOSMER, B. C.
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
1      Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only tlje best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
Your cough annoys you.
Keep on luicking and the del-
cate membranes of your throat
if you want to be annoyed.
But if you want relief, want to
be cured, take Chamberlain'H
Cough   Remedy.      Sold  by allKvatcli foi
I 1 —
The He-el Program of .Moving Pictures
..ml Illustrated Songs ever
shown in Hnsmor.
Strong Mexican Flims
C. F. Lawe Alex I, Fisher, B. A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Good work at low  prices and satisfaction guaranteed
B. C.
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swoll You Might its well
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -     -      B.C.
M. G. Sampson
In Illustrated Songs
"Whore's your luggage,Mike?"
asked nn employer of the new
mau-of-all-work upon his arch ,-il.
"Lost, sui," snid Mike.
"Lost?    All your luggage?"
"Ivory bit of  it   sur."  replied
Handbills.    Como  Early
Follow the Crowd,
15c       ADMISSION       35c
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
James Milo, Pi-op.
Fruits, Candies, Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc., Ice Cream and Sofl Drinks
Next   door   to  Tony   Lombardi's
old stand.
All Kinds of Pictures Framed on
Short Notice
Agent for the
Call at the Diamond Hall, Main
Street, Hosiner, B. C.
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(I   I
ul how did it
io employer.
1I<tc'c* whero you can save inonry buying youi' J
Clothing1, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises!
soioago.il foi THE HOUSE OF HOBBERLIN, Limited ♦
Cull and sec our stock of samples
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Leavis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
- Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
They  are  Going  Fast!
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.
P.-.e jsnvill rise in the near future.      It is for
*, m to decide who will get the profit.
1 $10 secures one now.      Make the other  pay-
I ments to suit yourself.    For particulars see
n-k (-nine out, sur.
In   Hcl/.lc'leell. lhl'
re iiliout one urre
police)   iivcr-
it a .Iny.
Ne.Nl Door to Postofflco HOSMER, B. C.
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