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Read our ad
on the back
A. Mills Si Son
Our ud on the
back page will
interest you.
A. Mills & Son
Volume II.
Syrup of Linseed Licorice and Chtorodyne
as the quickest and surest cure for Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Bronchitis, Loss of Voice, and other
disorders of the throat or luugs.
It allays persistent irritation and
w  _ _    promotes expectoration,  thus  rc-
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The Hosmer Drug & Book Store
H. F. McLEAN. Manager
Prescription Druggists
Enthusiastic Meeting Which Adds
Six New Names to Roster
" January
All Winter Goods  to be sold at a
Reduction of 20 per cent
far cash only. This includes blankets and quilts, ladies and childrens
underwear, gloves and mittens,' in
fact all winter goods.
Opera House Block _ G. H. MARLATT
The Store of Satisfaction
For 1910 our motto will be
to carry nothing but the highest grade of goods that will
give perfect satisfaction to
our customers.
•fL Try a tin of E.
D. Smith's fruits -and
vegetables, of which we
carry a full assortment
•nfL Just received a
shipment o f Good-
willie's fruit; we also
have sealed and other
brands of Jams and
Jellies which we guarantee to be the best
money can buy.
" The Store of Satisfaction"
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
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Real Estate Bargains
* For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block . HOSMER, B. 0. |
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Finest Job Printing in the
Pass at Times Office
The regular annual meeting
of the Hosmer Board of Trade
was held Monday evening in
the school house. It was un-
usually well attended, there being present, aside from the six
candidates for admission :
President C. P. Higgins, Secretary C. B. Winter, E. I. Bennett, A. McL. Fletcher, John
Bossio, II. L. Brown, A. Math-
iflson, G. II. Marlatt, W. B.
Wright, K. W. Rogers, S. Slinn,
B. F. Lester, B. B. Mills, L. A.
Lanthier,, R. J. Cole, H. A. Marx,
F. W. McDonald, T. A. Cornett.
The following candidates for
admission were presented by
Messrs. Bennett, Lester. Winter,
Mills and Fletcher, seconded by
Marx, Wright, Lester, Fletcher
and Rogers, and elected by acclamation :
A. J. Bennett, W. T. Watson,
G. M. Healey, Wm.  Robson, 8.
W. Lawson and Fred'Wildman.
A vote of thanks from the
Hosmer Fire Brigade for a donation of $50 from the board of
trade was read; also n letter
acknowledging receipt of same.
H. A. Marx, from the committee on dance, read a statement showing a profit of $20.90,
which he handed to Secretary
On motion of Lester, second-'
ed by Rogers, a hearty vote of
thanks was tendered the dance
Following tho adoption of a
resolution authorizing the publication of the board's financial
statement in The Hosmer Times,
the annual election of officers
for the ensuing year was held,
and the following elected :
W. T. Watson, prosident;j>re.T
sented by Lester, seconded by
Bossio. R. J. Cole, vice president; presented by Fletcher,
seconded by Wright. Harry L.
Brown, secretar y-tre a s u r e r;
presented by Slinn, seconded by
E. I. Bennett.
The following were olepted to
the council: C. P. Higgins, C. B.
Winter, A. McL. Fletcher, A.
Mathieson, L. A. Lanthier, E. I.
Bennett and R. W. Rogers.
It was ordered by the board
that the Bank of Montreal be
officially notified of the changes
of president and secretary-treasurer.
On motion of Higgins, seconded by Fletcher, the secretary-
treasurer was allowed a hona-
rium of $20 per annum.   It was
the sense of the meeting that
all   those   who   have  recently
joined the association be given
a clean receipt to Dee. 31, 1910,
upon  payment   of   this year's
dues.   With the view of incor-
| porating the association it was
i resolved that a petition bo sent
I to  Ottawa to this effect.   On
' motion of   Higgins, supported
by McDonald, the president was
authorized to appoint a committee to take steps to securo
j a crossing over the track at tho
j north end of the town to enable merchants to deliver goods
at Turner's camp.
To the retiring officers of the
board of trade u hearty vote of
thanks was tendered for the
able and business-like manner
in which the affairs of the
hoard have heen conducted.
And tho retiring officers well
deserve the  tribute.   The past
I year of the board has been eni-
I inently successful and a satis-
] factory  financial   balance was
shown.   The personnel  of the
new officers and executive committee for the ensuing year is
excellent, and there is no doubt
but that the coming year will
show   good   results.   There is
j no discounting  the   statoment
I that the   future   prospects of
Hosmer   are   excellent.      The
output of coal is increasing, the
j business outlook is better than
it has been for a long time, and
while there is considerable work
to do yet, it  is  considered certain  that  the  board of   trade
will show Hosmer   that they
mean " Business."
Following is the financial
statement of-the board up to
and including Dec. 31, 1909:
By subscriptions    $ 153 00
To stamps  1 72
"   telegrams  1 05
"   stationery  20 90
" ' registration fee.. 5 00
"   by-laws.,  5 00
"   fire brigade  50 00
"   balance in bank.. 09 33
$ 153 00
Michel Tackles the Locals and Wins
Out by a Score of Six to One
Last Sunday, on the Hosmer
skating rink, corner Third avenue and Main street, the Hosmer Firemen's Hockey team
loft its first game to Michel in
one of the fastest and most exciting games of Hockey ever
seen in Hosmer. The Michel
team is strong and well-balanced. The forwards have
both weight and speed, while
the defense is classy. The Hos-
mers played pluckily but were
beaten to it. They put everything they knew into an effort
to break the defence of Michel
in the second half, but they
were skated off the puck so
frequently that it was little
wonder they became wearied.
Gordon worked over time in
goal, but could not get everything, while the forwards fell
down in shooting and combination. It was an up and down,
fast and hard, chucking game
throughout, and the rooters had
one of the busiest days of the
season. Frank Labelle officiated as referee. Following is
the line-up:
Gordon,  Goal
Howard •*  Point
McDonald .... •  C Point
Lighthauser. .#.  Rover
Bromely*....:.".  Center
Cornett  R Wing
Dunsmuir  L Wing
Mathews  Goal
White  Point
Congdon  C Point
Moorehouse  Rover
Woods  Center
Balduc  R Wing
Weldon ■ L Wing
Goal umpires, Jack Grant,
Mr. Mathews. Time-keeper, H.
A. Marx.
Leithauser and Cox were
put out of commission during
the game by injuries.
The boys say : "A few nights
of good practice and we will
make chem go yet."
French Financier is Engaged in
Investigating the Conditions
Hosmer Conservative Club Receives a
Letter of Hearty Congratulations
E. I. Bennett, secretary-treasurer of the Hosmer Conservative Association, has received
the following communication
from Hon. Richard McBride,
premior of the province of British Columbia:
Victoria, Jan, 5,1910.
Dear Mr. Bennett:
I beg to acknowledge with
thanks your favor of December
30th, conveying resolutions passed by tho Hosmer Conservative Association.
Kindly express my best
thanks to the members of your
association for naming mo as
an honary vice president, and
also for endorsing my attitude
on the Asiatic question.
I beg also to note your en-
dorsation of Mr. W. R. Ross for
a position in tho cabinet.
Yours very trulv,
Outlook For Telephone Exchange
The Kootenay Telophone Co.
workmen last Monday opened
preliminary work toward installing a local aud public exchange in Hosmer by putting
some instruments in the post-
office and testing the wires.
It is announced by officials of
the company that the Hosmer
exchange will be opened to subscribers in about two weeks.
It is understood that the local
exchange will be in the post-
office building.
A special dispatch to the Calgary Albertan from Frank says:
Canada may have an industry entirely new to the Dominion as a result of a visit now
being paid to East Kootenay,
B. C, by Eduardo Riondel, an
eminent financier of France,
who is president of Hie Canadian Metal company, which op-
orates the Blue Bell mine at
Riondel, C. B. The new industry, should it materialize, will
be the establishment at Riondel of works for tho reduction of zinc ores into oxide, a
property similar to white lead,
used in the manufacture of
A few years ago the Canadian
Metal company became interested in the zinc mining business
of East Kootenay and built a
zinc smelter at Frank, intending to manufacture spelter, but
the plant did not prove a success and a change of management coming in, it was decided
to abandon the idea of smelting
zinc ores in Canada, and the
smelter here has been dismantled.
Since the abandonment of
tho smelting idea the zinc ores
of East Kootenay of which the
mines of that district yield
largo quantities, have had to be
marketed in the states against a
20 per cent duty, and a freight
rate of moro than a thousand
Mr. Riondel stated that ho
had an interview in the east
with Professor Ingalls, the noted expert in zinc, and that the
professor strongly recommended the reduction of zinc ores to
zinc oxide as the best solution
of the problem confronting the
zinc industry in East Kootenay.
Mr. Riondel will go thoroughly
into the question aud he stated
should he find tho conclusions
of Professor Ingalls correct and
that the process ho proposed
will yield better profits than
may be obtained otherwise, he
will establish a plant somewhere in East Kootenay, but
most probably at the town
which bears his name and
where the Blue Bell mine is
Should the proposition materialize there seems little
doubt it will prove a vast benefit to the mining industry of
East Kootenay where the presence of zinc iu the ores and
dealing with it a profit has been
a vexed question for years, for
the relief of which a campaign
is being waged at tho present
time to secure a bounty from
the federal government similar
to that paid on the production
of lead.
Fresh Lettuce, Celery
Bananas, Oranges
Apples, Malaga Grapes
Fruiter and Confectioner
Main Street
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to select that make of piano of which you  may be JUSTLY 2
proud not only when it  is new, but also after you have $
used ^t many, many years,   liny tin* kind that   not  only J
IS good but REMAINSgood. }
M. W. ELLEY, District Manager 3
Miners' Opera House Block}
Fernie, B. C *
Parliamentary Leader  Congratulates
Hosmer Conservative Association
From Hon. R. L. Borden, the
brilliant lender of the Conservative opposition at Ottawa,
comes the following congratulatory communication. It is
addressed to E. 1. Bennett, secretary-treasurer of tho Hosmer
Conservative Association:
House of Commons,
Ottawa, January 0, 1010.
My dear Sir : Many thanks for
your letter of December 30th,
Will you kindly convey to the
officers and members of the
Hosmer Conservative Association my sincere thanks for the
honor which thoy have conferred upon me in electing myself
as one of their honorary presidents. It will givo mc much
pleasure to accept.
With all good wishes for the
New Year, believe me,
Yours faithfully,
Don't forget Clark's Moving
Pictures and Vaudeville show
at the Hosmer opera house on
Monday evening, January 17th,
Per Cent Discount
Per Cent Disconnt
Dining Tables
Side Boards
Dining Chairs
Dressers and
Book Gases
Bennett Bros.!
Near C. P. R. Depot *
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Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and  Mount   Royal.  G. V. M. Gr,
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drumniond, K. ('. M. (■., President.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.. Vice  President  and General
Branches m British Columbia
Armstrong, ChilUwaok, Endorby, Greenwood, Hosmor, IColowno, Nelson New Dcnro*-
Nicola, Now Wcstntlflllter, Rossland .Suinmerland, Vancouver, Vornon, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of $1 nnd upward received. Interest allowed id cut-rent rale- and paid
half yearly. The depositor is subject lo no delay whatever In the withdrawal of (he
whulc or any part of tin; deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO, Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
Wc supply only tho best. Your trade solicited. M.-uket-*
in all tho principal Towns and Cities in  British Columbia.
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Rubber Stamps at Hosmer Times Office THE    TIMES," HOSMER-,    BRITISH v COLUMBIA.
•\ Vision In a Tomb In Japan anl
What Came After.
'Copyright, 1HU9, by American Press Association.j
On my second irip to Japan, when
1 wns once more In Kobe, idling the
•lays among the quaint templet* thut
rear their red walls and tiled roofs
Imong dwarfed cedars and bamboos, 1
rati across young Wakuru IloJI, wbo
bad been my body servant live years
"Honorable sir," said Wakuru IloJI,
prostrating himself before me, "I
Would again become one of your emi-
ueut suit."
"My  good  Wakuru,  you  shall  compose   my   entire  suit.     V'ou   shall   be
chief cook  nnd   bottle   washer,  guide,
philosopher and friend.    Come along!" !
I replied.
Whereupon Wakuru arose, delighted, and |,Kiceeded to pave the palh ot
my travels uitj (lowers as ouly a
perfect Japanese servant knows how
to do.
On  Ihe third day 1 still  lingered In i
tbe garden that surrounds the temple
erected   by   that   emperor   of   blessed ;
memory—be   who   nourished   thirteen,
centuries ago and lived to the ripe old
age of HI years.
Wakuru lloji was at my side, keen- '
ly appreciative of Hie exquisite peace
of the neglected spot.
Long alleys of wistaria blooms led to
nothing save perhaps a quaint stone
sent. A sea of petunias undulated In
the light breeze, und the peculiar fragrance of Ihe strange flowers added
iiniither rapture to the day.
After a while we sat down on a stone
seal in a remote corner of the garde**),
aud   I   fell  into dreumy  musing.    The
sun dropped below Ihe high, encompassing wall, and a delicate gray light
fell over Ihe place.
When Ihe Japanese spoke his soft
voice broke the silence with startling
"Sir Honorable Lewis," he said respect fully, "I would wish to make you
a kindness before you go away home
again." I
"Thank you. Wakuru," I smiled back
nl him. "You are a faithful servant.
Thai Is enough for me. I will recommend ynii highly when I go away."
"II are not enough for lite, Honorable
Lewis."   he   persisted.     "I    would   do i
you u great  kindness.    I  would make
you happy and rich!''
"I'm afraid that Is not In your power. I appreciate your kind thought.
Wakuru. but while 1 nm not rich by
nny manner of means 1 have enough
to support me comfortably, and I have
learned that to have a competence Is
lo be happy!"
"Ah. I believed nil Americans to be
rich," sighed Wakuru. "Nevertheless, j
if you are happy. 1 can mnkc you
BtIII more happy if your hotiorablencss
will bin follow me," He paused sug-
gostlvely, and I. somewhat amused at
his persistence, arose also nnd follow-
ed him down Ihe ancient flagged walk
lo the very walls of ihe temple.
Here,   beneath   a   thick   network  of |
clinging Ivy, was a small door so cun- |
nlngly contrived  that It seemed  part
of Die  temple  wall.
Wakuru produced a bronze key aud
Unlocked  the dour.    He pushed It  In- j
ward Mud beckoued for me to precede
him.    In   in Instant he wus beside mc,
nnd the door was closed.
We  were  lu  II   low   vaulted   passage
beneath  Hie  floor  of  the  shrine,  and j
before us was u flight of narrow stone
AI ihe foot of these my servant opened another door and then another, presently ushering me Into a small, square
slime chamber, lighted only by Ibe pa- j
per lantern that Wakuru had produced
from nowhere when we entered tlie I
In the faint pink light I could dis-
tiugulsli a square stone sarcophagus.
That was nil, save a low stone seat
along the wall.
1 watched Wakuru with Interest ns I
be approached Ihecolllnnnd wilh some i
marvelous   teat  of  strength   pushed |
aside the stoue slab which servea as
H cover. I
From within he drew something that
glistened  like gold In the candlelight, ■
such ii marvelously woven fabric thut
I stared open mouthed as be approached me.
"What Is it?" I demanded.
Tbe Japanese laid the garment
across my knees wltb reverent care.
"II Is the great coat of blm who
built tills shrine -the golden coat of
the greatest emperor. Few may wear
It, but whoever does will come to great
riches and glory."
"And why do you not put It on, j
iVakuru?" I said, extending the coat ;
toward him. "Then to you may come
great riches and the fulfillment of your
desire to study at the American colleges lu the west"
For answer be lifted the cloak and
threw it about my shoulders.
"It may be worn only once In a century. I sacrifice my opportunity that
my honored friend, *tbe great Lewis,
may enjoy benefits," said Wakuru
He  stood  facing me wltb   bis eyes
wide  open, as  if watching for some
metamorphosis to take place beneath .
the emperor's golden coat
Presently I became aware that the
coat was pressing my shoulders heavily and that before me I saw nothing
save Wnkuru's beady eyes. They
changed to two black crows flying
above a desolate miuing country iu
They paused above the mine In which
I had sunk a little fortune in years
past—tlie Cinnamon Bear mine—nnd I
dimly realized that the mine was no
longer deserted. A small town had
grown up nbout It, and as I gazed a
car heaped with rich ore was run out
of the shaft and sent whirling down
an Incline to Ihe smelter.
My brother-in-law aud partner lu my
mining enterprise stood In the foreground, nnd somewhere on a signboard i read. "Lewistown, Nevada."
The vision came so quickly a ml an
so rapidly vanished thnt It seemed but
a second Inter that I was vice more
gazing at Wakuru's beady black eyes.
"The Honorable Lewis hns seen
visions of success," he said quietly us
one who states a fact. -
"Wakuru, you rascal, you've hypnotized me!" I ejaculated angrily. "But
I'm blessed If I've thought or the Cinnamon Hear for three years, although
Ned did say ho was going to have another Irv^rht there."
Without n word the Japanese removed the clonk from my shoulders
and replaced It .wlihln tbe stoue coma.
Five minutes inter we were walking
toward my hotel.
I went directly to my sitting room,
nftd while Wakuru laid out my clothes
for dinner I opened an accumulation
of letters on my desk. (Among them
was a brief cablegram from Ned Mor-
daunt,  my brother-in-law:
Lewlstcn. Nev., May IS.
Cinnamon    Bear    made   good   at   last
Richest   streak   of  gold   in   state.    Come
home. NED.
For a man wbo desired not great
riches, but merely a competence, as I
hud so neatly outlined to Wakuru. 11
displayed unusual excitement at the
news coming so suddenly upon the
strange vision I hud hud while, wearing the emperor's golden coat.
I blush to recollect that 1 fell upon
my complacent muuservunt und slapped his august back aud thrust into
his reluctant hand a fifty dollar note—
American money, of course.
When Wakuru withdrew and left me
arrayed for dinner 1 was simmering
with delight. I dined merrily, and 1
sought divers information regarding
outgoing steamers iu the near future.
Morning came and  no  Wakuru.    I
waited until noon and then sought the |
hotel manager.
He shrugged his portly shoulders.
"My boy told me this morning thut
Wakuru had embarked for the United
Slates on ihe steamer that touched at
Kobe nt 8 o'clock. There's Wakuru's
brother-he's the telegraph operator
in the office— Matsukemo!"
A man-small, sleek and yellow-tbe
prototype of my vanished valet, approached with a bland smile aud lined
black brows.
"Wakuru," be murmured remlnls-
cently. "Ah. him have most generous
august p-tt-oii. My brother, blm hnve
geeft from rich American and go immediate to that America where all
learning and much mouey Is. So into
now. loo bad. Wakuru gone." He moved nway toward Ibe telegraph office,
nnd I weul lo my room nud looked at
tbe cuble message.
It hud been received an hour before
my departure for the temple the previous day, and there was uot the
slightest doubt that Matsukemo had
received the message and imparted lo
Ihe faithless Wakuru Ibe uews Hint
his employer hnd fallen into .great
As for the emperor's golden coat, I
fear Its only usefulness bad beeu to'
cover Wakuru's deceit aud avarice aud
also his very clever powers of hypnotism.
Of course the vision came true.
Hans  Sachs    Is   the   Great   German
Dramatic Genius. ,
The stage in Germany is as much
indebted to Hans Sachs as the English stage is to Shakespeare. This
immortal was born in the year 1494,
of lenvly parentage, teing the son of
a tailor and apprenticed to a shoe- '
In those days apprentices and masters of the craft wandered through
the country, going from town to town,
and were classed under the title of
trade companies. Un his journeys
through the». country he combined
with cobbling the art of song, which
was cultivated by these itinerant aiti- ;
Bans, especially in South Germany
and the Rhinelands.
Returning to Neuremberg, he threw
himself heart and soul into the art ol
song, poetry and dramatic production, but ut the same time continu-
ing at his trade. Sachs hud in his
travels visited Frankfort, Wurzburg,
Cologne, Munich, Vienna, Lubeck
and many other places, and he learned things new, not only about boots
und shoes, but about poetry, and
when, ut the age of twenty-two, he
settled down in Neuremberg, he wus
uble to stund up as a reformer of the
German drama.
Sachs' life covered a period ol
eighty-two years, und his ability as a
writer wus nothing short of marvelous. It is said that there were years
iu which he wrote as many as eighteen plays. In fact, in 15&G, he wrote
eight tragedies and ten comedies.
As a heritage to posterity he left
193 dramatic works, 59 tragedies, (15
comedies, (14 Shrovc-tide plays und
10 dramatic works, which the author
termed "pluys." Not alone was he
famous as a dramatis* writer, but
4.000 muster songs were composed by
him, besides an immense number of
fables und epoch poems. Sachs got
his subjects everywhere. The Biblical
motives furnished him with such
plays as "The Passion," "The Sacrifice of Isaac," "The Childhood of
Moses," etc. The legends ol the middle ages furnished him with "Tristan
and Isolde," "Siegfried the Homy,"
"Oliver and Artus," and he also introduced a lurge number of classical
subjects, including "Olytemnestra,"
"Alcestis," "The Destruction cl'
Troy," "Ulysses," "Perseus," "Andromeda, ' and many others. Sachs
particularly excelled with his Shrovetide plays, the best known of which
were, "The Wandering Scholar" and
"The Exorcist." It was no doubt due:
to Hans Sachs that the first theatre
of Germany wus built in 1550 in Neuremberg.
Molten Wood.
"Molten Wood" is the latest production of the German chemical industry.
The new substance seems almost as
paradoxical ns "wooden iron." Wood
that can be melted is obtained by subjecting it to u special process of di*»
tillution at a temperature of 140 degrees Cel. in vacuum. The process
eliminates all organic acids, phosphates, and the like, nothing remaining except the skeleton fibres of the
wood that can be melted down at a
temperature ol 800 degrees.
The new product is said lo possess
exceptionally valuable qualities; it is
very line grained, especially adapted
to polishing, extraordinarily hard and
durable. Printers' ink and dyes make
spleifdid impressions on the new substance.
A great future is claimed for "molten wood," more especially in the
printing and engraving trades, as its
qualities for reproduction are unsurpassed. During the process of distillation it can be impregnated with antiseptic material, thus being rendered
proof against decay or the attacks of
insects. Experiments are being made
with it in the buildings trudes, and
it is generally believed that it will
soon become a stuple article of commerce.
No Cheap Resorts Near Paris.
It Is a remarkable thing, but in tbe
near neighborhood of I'aris there are
but very few places where you can go
and spend a cheap holiday und take
your family. For one thing, milk is always difficult to get in country places.
It is all sent lo tbe nearest town or
Ihe ground Is cultivated. Pasture land
Is rare in France, nud milk is dear.
The same thing applies to frnlt und
vegetables. They nil go awny to tbe
Apropos of this, there is a butcher
In Ibirliizou who enjoys n unique position. He Is the only butcher within
five or six miles, and if you grumble
nt blm he says: "Tbe tramway leaves
In two hours. Sec If you can get tatter In Ihe next town or try the forest
it my meat doesn't please you."—LoOr
djn Globe.
In the Fighting Belt.
"May 1 ask you a question?"
"Sure, si ranger."
"Why Is everybody In the section
mixed up In a feud?"
"Well, nobuddy keers to take chances
on lielng nn Innocent bystander."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
British   Literature For Canada.
Postmaster-Genet al Buxton of Great
Britain    reports   8,250,000   periodicals
forwarded to Canada in the year end
ing March 31.
Poor Cur.
"Poor czar!" With these words a
writer In the Oeslreli hisclien Kuril*
rh hlen begins nn article on the "Unmasking of ibe Itussian Emperor"
"Once upon a time." he says, "he was
In Japan wllh the crown prince of
Greece, while making a lour of eastern
Asia. A young Japanese fanatic struck
blm on the head wilh a cudgel, and
since thill time his menial powers have
been Impaired. He call follow no written or oral discourse which lasts longer
than a few minutes, and for Ilia I rrtl
son II Is an easy mailer for those who
Kurrmiiiil him to deceive the ruler of
ull the liusslus."
Arming the Yeomanry.
I understand that Mr. Haldane and
the Army Council are seriously considering the question of rearming the
Yeomanry. One of the many unwise
deductions drawn from the South African war was thnt the sword as a
weapon for cavalry was no longer useful. Since then the Yeomanry have
been armed with rifles. Military experts are now returning to the "white
weapon." During the recent manoeuvres the Yeomanry were more than
once placed in a position when "the
charge" was the only way out of an
awkward and dangerous predicament.
The fact that they had no weapon
with which to charge naturally forbade "the order." I am assured the
wise men of the War Office contemplate restoring the sabre to the Yeomanry cavalry.—Dundee Courier.
Shortest Street In London.
There can hardly be a shorter street
in London than the one connecting
Pall Mull with the southeastern corner of St. James' Square, from which
the name John street has just been
removed. It hus only one house,
which is No. 1; for, though there are
two other doors in the street, one is
numbered us belonging to Pull Mull
and the other is the side-entrance of;
a public house. Presumably, therefore, the single house is now to be
absorbed in St. James' Square, and
the London Directory is to lose yet
another of the slowly-diminishing total of John streets.
Get Rid of Smoke.
There is no need ol smoke-belching
chimneys. How to make a fire of
bituminous coal consume its own
smoke has been amply demonstrated
by enginceriiv science. The owners
of mills art slow to adopt the im-,
proved furnme.es and rational stacking They need to be educated up to
them, and where should they get
their education more appropriately I
than from the universities;—Vaneou-j
ver Daily Province. '
Distance of the  Pleiades.
It  was  calculated  some  years  ago
by the leading astronomers of Europe
that Alcyone, the star in the Pleiades'
around which the sun nnd the whole1
solar system are thought to be revolving,     was     about     944,000,000,000,000
iniles from   us,   a  distance   that   it
would take light about 163 years   to
'travel, going at the rate of 186 miles
a  second. I
Handsome Trussed Concrete Bridg*
on the Etoblcoke.
With the opeuiug recently of the
new bridge across the Etobicoke
River connecting the counties of
York and Peel at the Middle road, a
new era in bridge-building in Canada
began. For many months bridge-
builders and engineering experts
have been waiting to see whether
the theories of the two young
Cunudiun engineers, Frank Barber
und Clarence R. Young, would stand
the tests on the day of trial. Both
men are well known iu Toronto, Mr.
Barber being engineer for the County
of York, und Mr. Young u lecturer
on engineering at the University of
Toronto. STnce entering into partnership they have advocated building
bridges of reinforced concrete, the
whole weight to be carried on trusses
built of reinforced concrete. They
claimed that the cost would be no
greater thun un all-steel construe.ion,
thut it would carry a greater load,
present a more beautiful architectural
appearance, and outlast by'■many
times the ordinary life of a steel
bridge. The theories were plausible,
but no council wished to be tlie lirst
lo experiment.
Recently when the County Councils of York und Peel decided to build
u steel bridge ucross the Etobicoke
Mr. Burber renewed his efforts to try
out his theories, and the councils consented to jointly share the risk of an
experiment. The contractor, Mr. O. L.
Hic!is, ugreed to accept the contract
at the price of the lowest tender lor
a steel bridge, and the work was begun in May.
Once a freshet came down the
river, which at the bridge is eighty-
two feet wide, and swept away a lot
of staging and forms. Finally the
metal work in the Bhape of nineteen
tons of three-quarter inch Bteel rods
and steel trusses was put in pluce
and surrounded by wooden "forms."
It took three months to get it ready.
Then early in the grey dawn of a
Monday morning a gang of men
started to work mixing the concrete
und filling the forms. They worked
continuously from daybreak till after
sunset each night for six nights. At
night they slept on the ground beside
their work. Very close to the hour
of midnight on the Saturday night the
last shovelful of concrete was thrown
in, and the men celebrated the occasion in their own way. Their object in getting .the wet mixture in
quickly was to make the bridge one
solid piece of concrete.
All of the usual tests have been
applied, and an extra novel and unrehearsed one. A drove of cattle, 167
in all, came to the river to drink.
These were driven on to the bridge.
With the great strain of the huddled,
struggling herd upon it the vibration
of the bridge was scafcely perceptible.
The bridge has a span of over eighty
feet. In appearance it is a piece of
handsome and substantial masonry.
It is ornamented by a shapely balustrade, which looks as perfect as cut
stone. The cost of the structure was
less than $4,000.
A Sinner's  Mite.
Some weekB ago; (when the evangelists of the curb wete still in the full
fervor of their mission, Ben Allen,
the blind singer, who carols forth
tidings of peace and goodwill in Toronto on Sunday nights, 'was at his
old  post.
Among his hearers was a man who
hud somewhat the appearance of a
lucky miner out for a good time. He
was a fine, big, loose-limbed fellow,
but a slightly glazed look about his
eyes suggested that he had strained
his optic nerve gazing on the ruby
He listened with reverent attention
to Ben Allen's baritone voice made
sympathetic enquiry for the whereabouts of the "wandering boy." At
the conclusion of the time-honored
hymn, he put a large hand into a
large trousers-pocket and drew up a
generous vein of silver, which he deposited in a clinking shower in Ben
Allen's  tin cup.
Another hymn was sung and then
went down into his pocket as before.
But this time the output was lighter.
A third and fourth time he gave
a dwindling donation at the end of
each hymn. But finally he got to the
end of his resources in small change.
As the fifth hymn was brought to
a conclusion he drew from his coat-
pocket a large orange. He placed it
in the cup, the top of which it filled
completely. And then putting his hat
on his head, he walked off with the
swagger which speaks of duty nobly
The Hon. Mrs. Howard.
The Hon. Mrs. Howard, who before
her marriage was Miss Margaret Charlotte Smith, is a daughter of Lord
Strathcona, and heir to her father's
title. She was married a number oi
years ago in Montreal to Dr. J: B.
Howard, und has three sons and a
daughter. The latter, and her oldest
brother, Mr. Donald Howard, have
recently been twice in Canada, and
accompanied Lord Strathcona to
Quebec at the time of the Tercentenary celebrations. Mrs. Howard, who
is devoted to out-door life, and is a
capital tennis player, spends much of
her time with her parents at their
English und Scutch homes. When
Lord Strathcona was the tenant of
Knebworth Park, Lord Lytton's estate,
Mrs. Howard assisted her mother in
the duties ol hostess, and many Canadians have the most pleasant recollections of visits to that delightfully
hospitable  home.
King  and   Lord   Knollys,   His   Secretary,   Have  Exact   Replicas.
The King might presumably lay
claim*-* if he thought it worth his
while, to being editor-in-chiel of the
"Court Circular," seeing that he inspires, by his acts or by his word3,
almost the whole of the matter contained therein. But it would be quite
conceivable that, if an uninitiated person happened to call upon the real
editor of that high-class newspaper,
he might come awHy with the idea
that it was actually and personally
edited  by the King of England.
Mr. David Tollemache is the editor
of the "Court Circular," a mun well
known in press circles, but it is a
strange coincidence, considering the
appointment he holds, that he is so
like the King that he has been mistaken for him times without number.
Once when he was dining at a restaurant in Boulogne, a posse of gendarmes had hastily to be sent for to
keep in order the huge crowd which
hud assembled to do honor to and
to welcome the King of England, who
they thought was paying a sort of
surprise visit to the famous old seaport.
Quite a romance could be imagined
with resppot to two men who hold
very different positions in the world,
for if Lord Knollys, the urbane, tactful, kindly, polished private secretary
to His Majesty the King, were to wish
it to be understood that he was quietly engaged with his duties in his of
lice at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, as the case might bi,
where he was occupied upon some
strictly private business for his roval
master, he could not do b?tter than to
install in his chair, pro tern, Mr. Oscar Parker, the editor of The English
Illustrated Magazine. It does not follow that the journalist would be able
to do the secretary's work, but he
would serve as his substitute so far
as appearance is concerned, for the
two men are strikingly alike both in
feature and figure.
There are two men in public life
who could not be more alike if, instead of b.Ving absolutely unrelated,
they had bjon twins, and—a most extraordinary coincidence — these two
gentlemen actually opposed one another in South Hackney in the General Election of 1895. Lord Justice
Moulton—then Mr. Fletcher Moulton
—Senior Wrangler and famous advocate, is a Liberal, and Mr. T. H.
Robertson, who is also a barrister, is
a Conservative, and, it goes without
saying, they did not appear upon the
same platform. ' But, had they done
so, it would have been difficult to tell
the one from the other, and when they
appeared in their respective carriages
on election day the people had to
look, not at the candidate, but at the
color of the ribbon upon the horses-
heads and driver's whip before they
could make up their minds as to
whether it was their duty to cheer or
to "boo."
The face and figure of Sir Edward
Clarke, the famous advocate, are very
familiar to the English public by tea-
son of his Parliamentary eminencp
and the fact that he has been prominent in some of the greatest law cases
of modern times. His side-whiskers
and his strong, benevolent face would
make him recognizable anywhere; but
he has a double too, who, probably
quite unconsciously, but nevertheless
with extraordinary fidelity, reproduces
Sir Edward's appearance. In lace, figure, general build—even to the de-
tail of side-whiskers—Mr. Pritchard,
one of the best known of Parliamentary agents, is Sir Edward Clarke's
The closest resemblance between
two present members of the House of
Commons Is that which exists between
Sir James H. Yoxall, the urbane secretary of the National Union of Teachers and one of our foremost art connoisseurs, and Mr. Russell Rea, the
membjr for Gloucester. Many a deputation, waiting upon Sir James Yoxall on some educational matter, has
made a mild rush for Mr. Russell Rea,
as he strolled into the lobby, wholly
unconscious of what awaited him.
The two gentlemen are constantly
"mixed," but it is a remarkable fact
that the member for Gloucester is
more often mistaken for the member
for Nottingham West than vice versa.
A Convict's Humor.
The town hall tower at Perth, Western Australia, started in 1876 and finished in 1879, was built by convict
labor, the architect also being a convict. The latter was evidently possessed of a very keen sense of the humorous, for some time after the building was finished (so runs the story,
which is' generally accepted as true)
the authorities suddenly discovered
that in the small corner windows he
had introduced tlie broad arrow inverted, and over one of the windows
the hangman's rope. Yet, although
these are so plain when pointed out,
very few of the thousands who gaze
at this clock day by day are aware of
these facts. To add interest in local
minds to this subject, it may be added that this building is soon to be
pulled down and a new building erected on the site.—Strand.
Great Salt Like.
The length of the Great Salt lake In
about seveuly-tivc miles and greatest
widtb about thirty miles. It is 4.200
feet above sea level and has an area
of 2,300 square miles.
Suffragette and Suffragist.
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader
of the woman suffrage movement in
i England, in the course of a recent
j speech defined the difference between
! suffragist and suffragette. She point-
> ed her definition with the story of
| two newsboys who were crying in
! their papers a meeting of the suf-
! fragists and a "raid" of the suffra-
I gettes. One asked tlie other what was
i the difference.
S "Weill" responded his pal, "a suffragist jist wants the vote, but the
suffragette"—making Jhe g hard—
"she means to get it."
Mrs. Pankhurst told how the name
suffragette hnd been applied by a
newspaper in contempt and ridicule,
hut that the women had turned it
into a title of honor.
Russia's Salt Lakes-
Salt lagoons and lakes are distributed over most purls of Ihe Itussian empire and principally  In  the  region of
the Black and the Caspian sens.
When the Atlantic Was Bridged.
According lo the distinguished French
anthropologists Gabriel and Adrlen de
Morlillet. Ibere was a Junction between Europe and America by way of
the iirltish Isles, tbe Faroes, Iceland
and Greenland In what is known us
Ihe cbelleun epoch, which Is supposed
lo have euded 150,000 or 100,000 years
An Expensive Inmate.
It is estimated that a woman who
has just died at the Hackney Union
Infirmary, East London, where she
had been an inmate for twenty-nine
years, cost the guardians nearly $7,500.
She suffered from delusions, one ol
i which was that sbe owned the workhouse.
How   to   Keep   Them   and Lwnnthen
Their Lives.
Snugly fitting gloves unless property eared for and with a view to let a
stitch in time save nine generally begin >o show gaps at the seams, particularly between and at the tips of
the fingers, in a short time. As glove
seams are invariably sewed with an
external huttonhole stitch they should
be mended with the same stitch and
a corresponding quality of thread or
When such mending is done it is
best to strip the glove on your hand,
and, while wearing the right hand
glove, let some one ply the needle for
you. With tlie glove stretched snugly
on your hand, uneven drawing or ruffling of the kid is not possible.
Should the kid split in the palm of
your hand because of too much tension, instead of sewing up the rent
seamwi.se insert an angle of kid from
some other glove of which you may
have lost the mate. Fold under the
ends of the rent above the patch
about one-sixteenth of an inch, and
sew down close to the edge at least
two timys with the machine.
When kid gloves begin to wear out
uniformly, growing thin and tatterjd
through much contact, it doesn't pay
lo waste time or thread in improving
them. But where the thumb or forefinger wears out ahead of the rest
one may prolong their use by cutting
out the worn portion, turning tho
linger inside out nnd setting a small
piece of kid against the gap with
liquid glue.
Most housekeepers discover a handy
article in a solt, worn and weathered
glove as a protection for the hands
on cleaning day or in overnight cures
of tan and   freckles.
\\ hen kid gloves begin to look
shabby an application of glycerine or
the thinned part of the white of an
egg rubbed on sparsely and allowed
to dry without wiping will revive a
certain luster.
Silk gloves, unless they are getting
threadbare, should be submitted to
some one who has special skill with
a darning needle. Suede and chamois
gloves are more durable than kid and
get shabby before they show holes.
They must be sent to the cleaners
frequently, .but if you would avoid
the expense you will find this simple
method most effective:
Saturate thoroughly with gasoline,
rub until stains and soiled spots disappear, then put them on and allow
fifteen minutes to evaporate. When
thoroughly dry-brush vigorously with
cornmeal if your gloves are of a light
shade. Use an unused brush when
you are ready to completely brush
off the powder. The cornmeal adds
freshness and eliminates odor.
Chicago Belle Becomes the Wife of
Dr. Grenfell, tha Self-Sacrificing
Missionary of tha Desolate Labrador Fisheries—She Met Him In
Europe Two Years Ago—Doctor's
Work Among the Fishers.
An interesting romance came to a
climax in Chicago, when Miss Anna
MacClanahan, a wealthy and charming society girl of that city became
the bride of Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell,
the famous missionary of Labrador.
It is a remarkable sacrifice on the
part of the young lady to leave the
delights and luxuries of a moderi* k
home ior the privations of EsliiniXv
huts at Battle Harbor, but the sacii-
fiee is made because of the feeling ol
worship she entertains for the man
who is her husband and because ol
the good she may do for a sorely tried
Dr. Grenfell and his bride first met
in Europe two years ago and became
firm friends. Later Dr. Grenfell visited Chicago and received her promise
to become his bride. The prospect of
spending her future years in tlioj
dreary north was no deterrent to her
romance, for the brave girl was almost as anxious as Dr. Grenfell to
make sacrifices for the general welfare ol  mankind. *       »
Dr. Grenfell is at once the Blave
and the guardian angel of the whole
bleak   Labrador   coast.    During   the
Poetry and Parents.
"You never can tell whether poetry is loaded or not," said a professor,
descanting upon the Muse, "and what
a poet writes in the moments of his
fine frenzy rolling may be susceptible
of changes which would make him
curse the p°n did he but know whence
it pointed. Now, listen to this couplet:
" 'Help  us  to   save   free   conscience
from tho paw
Of hireling wolves whose gospel is
their maw.'
"It sounds like some kind of a family poem, doesn't it, with paw and
maw coming in to make the rhyme?
Do you imagine the poet when he |
wrote the lines ever thought of the
parents represented in such a homely
way, and how the meaning of the
whole thing could be changed by
changing the meaning of the end
words of the two lines? Was he a beginner? Oh, no, he was not a beginner. He had written several very
classy things. He was John Milton.
You remember he wrote 'Puradise
Lost' and two or three other pieces
of considerable merit, though he never quite got into the 'six best sellers-
list, and these two lines I have quoted close his sonnet to Lord Protector
Cromwell, written in 1052."
Hedgehogs For Peti.
Women of fashion in England have
taken to hedgehogs as pets. The
hedgehogs is common to Europe and
western Asia and is easily tamed. The
Countess of Craven, who was Miss
Brudley-Martin, of Ne'v York, has a
dozen pet hedgehogs in her country
pluce in England, acd the queer little animals answer her call and eat
from her hand. She has five young
hedgehogs, hardly bigger than mice.
These animals roll in a ball, showing
nothing except their spines, when
strangers cross their path, but they
are quick to muke friends. One of the
daughters of Premier Asquith has two
pet hedgehogs. The -girl the other
day ruffled the dignity of a visiting
diplomat by walking into the drawing-
room of the official residence in Downing street with the two brintling little
fellows at her heels.
Great Droughts.
The first great drought on reeorn
happened in 678 and the two succeed
ing years, when according to V
reeords.Hhere was practically no rain
full in Engl-nd. In 879 the soring-
in England wer** dried up, and it wif
mpossible l.jt men to work, in thi
ipen sir. In BOS and 994 th"e nuts or
the trees were "rcasted as il In an
A Wonderful Shawl.
A wonderful shawl Is possppred by
the Duchess of Northumberland. It
once belonged to (.'buries X. ot Prance
anil was made entirely from the fur
of Persian cols. Although the shawl
Is eight feel square, It is of such One
texture that it can he compressed Into
an ordinary coffee cup.
The Carnation.
In Its original stale tbe carnation
wns a live petal flower about one Inch
In diameter, In color a light pink,
though It was sometimes seen hi a
mauve shade, The carnation of the
present day Is the product of careful
hybridization, ns a result of which the
size of the flower not only has Increased to n marked degree, but It has
been filled with petals, something like
n hundred being seeu iu a single
choice specimen.
Conscience Money.
James Pickard, a retired butcher of
t Gait, received recently a considerable
| Bum  of conscience   money  in  an  envelope  bearing    a  Toronto    postmark
and containing  a note saying it was
in lull of an account debt contracted
30 years ago, with interest.
Depends on Command.
With Great Britain in command of
the seas, every nation has peace and
peace of mind; with Germuny in
command of the seas no other nation
would be safe or could feel secure.—
Halifax Herald.
Grim Wit of London Suffragettes.
The London suffragettes are becom-
*ing humorously militant. When Herbert Gladstone entered the Cabinet
the other day he brought with him a
missile marked "bomb." It had been
thrown at him while he was addressing a meeting. Naturally it caused
anxietj But the "bomb" proved to
be only a sample of suffragette wit.
It was just a common stick oi wood,
ominously labeled. \
"200 Days Not but."
Every true Boy 8eout in the country imagines himself to have grown
an inch at least sines Lieut.-Gen. Baden-Powell had the honor of knighthood conferred upon him by His Majesty the King.
Baden-Powell showed <;! what stuff
he is made when, with only 1,200 irregulars,   he   held   Mufeking   against   a
\ siege,   led   bv   Cronje,    which    lusted
i from Oct. 13,  1899, till May 16, 1900
I     That the hero of Mufeking and lead-
,' er of Boy Scouts has a grim humor,
the following letter, in reply to that
of  a  Boer general   who said  he  had
heard thnt Baden-Powell's men play-
! ed  cricket-matches  on   Sunday,   and
proposed  to  send  his   Boers  to  take
part, shows.   He wrote.:
"I have to thank you for your letter
of yesterday, in which you propose
th»t your men should com" and play
cricket with mine. I should like nothing better — lifter the "milch" in
which we nre at present engaged is
over; but just now we are still at our
innings, 200 days, not out, against Ihe
bowling of Cronje, Snymr.n, Botha
and Eloff, and we are having a vory
enjoyable game.—I remain," etc.—
London Answers.
years of his unique service there he
hus converted that stretch of starvation from a living Hades into an abiding place .that is almost human.
Dr. Grenfell was a modest student
of medicine at the London Hospital,
in Whitechapel, in 1883, when he followed curiously a huge crowd into a
tent reviyal in the Stepney slums.
When he came out he felt convinced
thut, as a religious person, he was a
plain, ordinary humbug. He resolved
instantly upon a change of conduct
and became a Sunday school worker
among the young toughs of London.
When he earned his diploma, his
thirst for adventure, which had been
nil along maturing, led him to consult Sir Frederick Treves, whose interest procured for him the loan of a
97-ton sailing vessel. He was to go
to the Labrador coast and see whether
a doctor could live among the deep-
sea fishermen and accomplish practical results in mitigating the hard-
ships of their lot.
In three months Dr. Grenfell and
his hospital-gospel ship had 900
patients. He soon discovered a condition of poverty that appalled him
and for three years he remained content in coping with the hunger,
nakedness nnd disease, without attacking the cause which produced
such results.
In 1898 he decided the time had
come to attack the chief evil of the
coast at its root. That evil was the
worse than Shylock extortion practiced by the traders. The fishermen
—the men who give tho world Ihe
cod that is so important an article
ot food—were hemmed in by a score
and more of petty monopolists who
could have given the American "(ibm-
pnny store" with its pay orders a
'liberal education in blood draining.
Tlie poor wretches who dared the
dangers of the seas were paid just as
little by the local trader ns would
keep them olive, and were sold their-nt,
food at prices that would make any* f
American food trust blush. It was
absolutely waste of money to give
charity to n people who were mortgaged for more than they could earn
for years abend, and were being
charged by their oppressors $7 or $8
for a $4 barrel of Hour and $3 foi a
barrel of salt that sold for $1 at St.
John's. • *
Charity there was merely a funnel
with the pipe in the trader's pocket.
The fisher folk would continue to
starve nnd rot in their very hones
from the tuberculosis consequent on
lack ol nourishment.
The picture is no exaggeration.
That demoniacal system was the law
and custom ol the bind, with Englishmen openly, calmly nnd piously
starving their own kind for Ihe sake
of blood-tainted profits at both ends
of their trades.
Dr. Grenlcll started co-operative
stores for the benefit of the poor,
starved wretches, and immediately
saw his wealthy tradespeople quit his
little congregations. As between God
and cash, they wanted the cash*
every day in the week, Sundays not*
But there are five co-operntive stores
an the coast now; the people are fairly out of the Shyloek's debt; and
tuberculosis is lessening yf the poor,
starved   bodies  are  being  built  up.
In the fishing season he sails his
hospital ship along the coast, resembling so much the stormy petrel
that, when a big blow o'ecurs, all tbe
fishing fleets say, "This'll bring the
doctor." He has worn out several
vessels with his daring voyages, lor
he is the most storm-defying skipper-
in water, where recklessness is the
sailor's   highest   merit
Zabione, an Italian Dessert.
This is one of the most famous dell
cades in Italy, but Is seldom made It
tbls country. II is mnde as follows
Real together one wbole egg and tbi
yolks of iwo others; heat In half a cup
ful of sugar and put In a saucepan
over hot waier. stirring constantly
Gradually add hair a cupful of sherry
continue stirring until the eggs begli
to thicken, ihen little by little pour li
a tablcspoonl'ul of lemon Juice ant
tbe whiles of two eggs beaten to i
stiff froth. Do not leave off stlrrlnj
until the whole Is smooth and thick
Serve hot in glasses. .   THE    TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
WE ARE told in some devotional
book that "Open confession
Is good for tbe soul."
Then should my soul and
conscience be measurably comfortable
when 1 confess that, when asked to talk
today upon the subject set down at the
head of this page, 1 rebelled strongly.
There seemed to be nothing more In it
than would suffice to make up a paragraph, say, a printers "stick" in
Seeking illustrious precedent for my
discontent, I reminded myself that Cow-
pur had stared helplessly at Lady Aus-
t n'a command, when he said he could
think of nothing to write about—"Write
upon my sofa!"
He slept upon the behest, and began
next morning upon the monumental
poem In blank verse that will outlast
1 shall essay no monumental bit of
prose. These Familiar Talks are. at
their best, but smioth pebbles from my
brook of thoug h t, designed to ma rk
and inclose' bits of beds of flowers and
herbs of grace in Milady's Garden.
If I were to undertake anything like
a complete history of the Apron In
ancient and modern life I should turn
out a boulder as big as the whole gar*
den. If yuu doubt It, look up the word
In your dictionary. Then group hastily
the references in sacred and secular
a'ory to the Apron from the first black
day that fell-upon our world, when Eve
stitched the largest fig leaves she could
find (probably with a thorn for the
needle and a fiber of silk weed for
thread) Into the first apron of which
we have any record. As you run down
the line, take in the mason's apron,
dating back, say members of the ancient and honorable order, to the building of Solomon's temple. Touch upon
the bishop's apron, still a part of the
ecclesiastical garb of the Anglican
c orgy. Do not forget Wordsworth's
"Lucy, with her apron blue," and the
coquettish pocket-aprons of other English and American writers.
[ wish 1 had time to dwell longer upon
the bewitching catalog. I could convince you in hall an hour that a
woman's apron is the most expressive
article In h<ir wardrobe.
Snld  some one to me the other day,
1 /f/<yj///L-       4frl
•The apron Is essentially the badge of
the housewife."
"Now, perhaps," I answered. "Fifty
years agone, we wrote them with the
afternoon house dress.'-
Such pretly. dainty, fluffy affairs as
they were! Earlier than that-When
I was a child—dress aprons were of
silk, colored or black, and embroidered. I wrought one under the eye
of my governess, who, had a taste for
fancy work. It was black silk, a half
moon of wild roses ran around the
bottom and a bunch of roses adorned
each pocket. I sported It with my
best Sunday frock.
I read later jear that fancy aprons,
trimmed with lace and furnished with
the dear little jaunty pockets of
story books, were scheduled for next
season's fashions. I would the tale
were true!
Coming down to the present and the
prosaic, she is a sensible woman who
reckons among the essentials of her
wardrobe a generous supply of aprons.
If you doubt how much soil they
ward off from the gown beneath, examine the apron you discard for a
clean one tomorrow morning. If you
would guess how much wear and rub
they Intercept, note how long you
may wear your working gown before
It gets shiny In front and on the hips.
One of the most elegant women I
know, whose abundant means lift her
above the need of supplementary
housework. Invariably wears an apron
in the forenoon In her own honje—
a bona fide apron, of cross-barred or
striped muslin, two breadths In width.
ST&e *ZteP&yZ^tf s&b/zz&Z
Her husband avers that It "makes
her look sensible and comfortable."
Her college sons call It "cuddly," reminding them, as It does, that she
was never afraid to lift them to her
knee when they raced in to show
the minnows they had caught and the
wild (lowers thev had picked, or the
chick they had rescued from a hawk.
"Mother's lap" was the family hospital. If the apron came to grief in
the course of the "cuddling," It was
easily washed, and there were clean
ones galore in her bottom drawer.
Madam wears It while superintending
garden and kitchen and closets. One
pocket holds the sclssorB with which
she clips and snips stems and leaves
in arranging the house flowers she
will trust to no other hinds. A purse
and a tiny needle book are in the
other. She boasts that she "envies
no man his pockets" In the forenoon.
For the sewing room an apron of
goodly dimensions and deep pockets Is
a necessity, not only because It defends
the gown from fluff and friction, but to
hold within easy reach spools, scissors,
pins and other evasive implements of
The voluminous kitchen apron goes
without, saying Into the housewifely
armor of proof. It should come well up
to the chin and run well down to tho
be.ii of the skirt. If it have not sleeves,
let her have a pair of gingham sleeves
with drawstrings top and bottom to
protect her gown, or her arms. If she
have short sleeves. Now that these are
fashionable, especially tn summer. It
Is a pity that the woman who does her
own work should be obliged to wear
hers down to the wrists to hide the
range-reddened arms which John urcd
to praise in their courting days. Personal comeliness Is as truly an obligation In the wife as in the betrothed.
For the morning garb of the housemaid In the family where two or mure
maids are kept custom prescribes a
neat washgown, with a wide white
apron. She should not wait at table
with bare arms. It is not appetizing to
have a red or moist wrist and el how
thrust under one's nose in carrying on
the business of the meal. But she may
roil up her sleeves when the family has
left the dfning room. For sweeping,
window washing and bed making It Is
well to cover her gown as fully as Is
compatible with freedom of motion
with a large pinafore, as our great
grandmothers called it, that buttons at
the back. She will be surprised to learn
how clean It will keep the "frock beneath. It is easy to alii* out of the
coverall (If I may coin a word, to answer the bcl* or go Into the drawing
room on an errand, nnd to resume It In
returning to her task.
For afternoon and evening the well-
trained maid dons the small bib apron
or, what is the most becoming and altogether suitable uniform she can wear,
the black gown, bretelled apron tied behind with wide strings of the same material, and the collar and cuffs, which,
with the dainty little cap, make up the
costume of our neat-handed Phyllis and
deft Abigail. It Is at times misnamed
"a badge of servitude." Th* sticklers
for equal rights and uniformity of attire do not. 1 observe, take exception to
the far less picturesque and becoming
attire of the trained nurse or the visiting sister. They do not bewail the
tyranny that puts shoulder-strips upon
the ofllccr antl ordains that the subaltern go without. They are proud of their
college daughter's rap and t*own on
commencement day. and radiant when
-the son sports his medals and badges,
Phyllis is as respectable In her station
as I am in mine I do her full honor so
long as she deserves my respect, and
this she does In a much larger majority
Of cases than the critics of our domestic
service are wont or willing to believe.
I am never more proud of Abigail than
when she helps me dress for dinner or
reception, herself more than personable
in tin trim black gown and pretty ruffled sewing apron. She Is good to look
at, resting the eye and pi asing the
taste Infinitely better than if custom
Justified her In bedizening herself In a
Cheap imitation of her mistress' waro-
rob -.
Pretension is always ridiculous and r'-
mosl always a pitiable burlesque. Modest conformity to reputable and established rules and customs Is sensible and
%4tabJH. &
Family Meals
For a Week
A Stain Remover
"   »     SHORT   time  ago   I   noticed   In   tha
j\   Exchange quite an elaborate method
of   removing   Iodine   from   linen,     I
should suggest the use of ammonia or wetting the maiii and applying bicarbonate of
soda   (taking  soda),   either   of  which   may
b« found in sny household.    Either of these
(iIh.i will remove Iodine stain from th* flesh.
2. Possibly  some ot your traders may  not
know that by wettmg a hinod-itained linen
and   applying  borax   the   sfiln   Will   o*   r©-
I   moved;    Repeat  the application  if  ncces-
■  si' py,
If these method! nre "flick numbs.**!"
with your "c< uncll" consigi* thin to th*
I GEORGE D, iv (!>».*. tfoime, Iowa),
' IV>th are new li- the Corner, 'o the
best of my knotvUdgtt. Let ine thank
you for writing tic i-oneKely. If our i»-
lovcd correspon fctra "WtAftl enter it.to
the secret of n.-. perplexity when I road
(''-arming, helpful letters, in whic'i there
I; but one fault, amlMhat Is their length,
tliey wmild study the art you practi •«■—
thnt or saying touch In a few wo ds.
There lie before me at this moment rl>.
letters I long to print for the general
good, and which must be laid over fro'it
week to week for no other reason tlnin
bftOftusa the writers tell li.tcrest:ng sto-
rl a at such leng'h that I should have
no room for anything else Here I to Indulge myself and entertain my readers
by publishing them. I wish the authors
could know why their communications
are not brought Into the Ight. Tl.e exigencies of space know no law.
Not Wasted
Borne time ago I read "A. D.'*}" request* fur recipes fur ■'Divinity Candy
■nd Heavenly Hash." I sent both, and
when they failed to appear I concluded
they had found the waste-basket. In a
lota paper I saw a formula for the candy;
sot quite the same as mine, although alike in
some ■particulars. You have likewise prlnt-
, td one. for "Hoavtfhly Hash" which does
■ut  belong to the same  family   with   'Di
vinity Candy," as you supposed. My recipe
gives the method of making a most delicious dressing for Ice cream and for
certain meats. It Is very much like
"tutti-frutti." but I think !■ not quite
•o Kuutl. The latter has been used ho
commonly during- the past few y«ara that
I do not offer a recipe for It. If you think
that anybody would care to hnve It, I will
gladly send an excellent formula for It.
My W%f& rfaking Heavenly Hash.
t>yf% pounds of chipped peara; the same
•f eiAfar. Put these together and let them
■Uud overnight. In the morning, skim
mmt the pears and cook the Juice they have
n»«de with the sugar until you have u iloh
samp T*»<j;t add the pi-ari and cojk until
Hi** «ve Jus* tender, but not broken. Add.
■tow, • pound of seeded raisins and one of
walnut *xMla; the Juice of two lemons and
•£ rnu* nrangus. Boll all togothor five
minutes,   and  esn,
The nartlo'.t  pear* art tbt Y»tt'. tc: *V
conserve,  and  tbey should not be too ripe,
li -.   0,  O   L.   (Owouo,   Mich).
We Kuve had so many recipes for
Heavenly Hash (1 write *be term re-
lujf'.iitiy) that 1 had resolve*, not tc
print another. Yours has tempted me to
break the resolution. Readers will not
Judge me harshly after seeing the contribution above Inserted. You have
added a valuable bit of "canned goods"
to our housewife's treasury, I can Imagine with what zest it will be taken up.
My own store of canned fruits and of
pickles grows better and more abundant with each recurring summer. I am
now looking forward with pleasure to
putting up Dartlett pears, "not too ripe,"
as you have indicated. If the tutti-frutti
Is better than this, do not withhold It!
When Frying With Lard
I am not now keening house, but I am
always Interested in the Exchange, and am
storing up a fund of useful Information for
the   future,
1. Can vou tell me whM to ad 1 to the
do-irh when vou Hnd (hit your tried cages
are Noticing  up the fxt7
2. Have you over prepared young, crisp
dandelion sprigs In the same way that you
prepare wilted lettuce? It Is a line little
appetizer. G.   M.   R.   (Ainboy,   111.).
1. Instead of doctoring your dough,
heat your fat to a degree that will
cicatrize the surface of the batter
as soon aa it falls Into it. Then tt
cannot penetrate to the Interior. No
matter how thin the dough may be,
the  glaze  is  Impervious.
2. I am not sure that I know
of any way of treating wilted lettuce other than by laying It tn cold
water to real ore oM apneas, I have
heard of dandelion salad. Is this
what you mean? Will you write
again and let us Into ine method of
preraring the   "fine little  appetizer"?
Canning Pears
1 .•aap« this Idea may be of use to some
ono «»ho Is fond of pears;
W* got th8 hard ones, b» cheat) In tho
♦ft<-|* nutumn, aud baked them, basting
th«M w»Il with a little plain sugar and
wilt**" syrup. Bavins become fund of them
pre6*»*d In thlc wav. we tried baking them
unit (-hen canning litem In wldc-mouthed ap-
ple-^wtter Jars and sealing with pa ratline.
The* were line, lasting Into midwinter. We
met-41 to do It again t'lia year.
M. K. P. (ChlcBgo).
Which leads me to Inquire If any of
the ovnera of flreles-s cookers have ever
tried canning fruits and vegetables In
them. The association of ideas will be
palpable to the reader when 1 say that
my first e::say with the "hay stove"
was with some vory bard pears I feared
to can In the usual way. We pared
and halved tho stony-hearted things
and cooked them fifteen minutes, adding a little sugar five minutes before
sealing them, boiling hot. In a kettle
that had a tight ti p and burying tt In
tho hay Ikjx. We ripened the vessel
ten hours later to find the contents
piping hot and tie pears «?o tt-ndnr that
a straw pierced them easily.
Would It be practicable to do our
canning this summer without broiling
our biains and muddying our complexions over a range?
A Last Question
An intelligent member, In offering yet
another recipe for the popular Heavenly Hash, which everybody except my
benighted self seems to regard as an
old acquaintance, says:
Before writing It I will explain that different kinds of fruits may be used tn tho
cotnblnutlon. but I havo found that three
pounds of red raspberries nnd ono pound of
cummin (fruit or Jolly) rurm the finest
I also wish to note that the rooking for
ten mlnutoi after the xugar Is added depends upon the fruits, and, as some jelly
more   quKkiy   than   others,   Judgment   Is
culled Into play in deoldlng as to the
time of cookli«. Too mUOh boiling makes
It   Ilka  llvor.
My Heavenly Hash.
Four pounds of fi ult, two pounds of
seeded rnlslns, three oranges (Juice and
rind),  four pounds of sugar.
Cook for fifteen minutes before the sugar
«-<<es In and ten minutes after It Is added.
Turn Into glasses and cover with pflr-
afline when cold.        L.  M    (Morris, III.).
One word before dismissing1 our
heavenly hash. The symposium has
been Interesting and amusing to me.
Tlie first four recipes gave us an uncooked mixture of oranges, bananas,
berries, etc., some adding coco.inut
and wine after the style of the "ambrosia" known to our fore mothers.
Lately1, the misnamed "hash*' has
taken tlie form of a marmalade, cooked lone enoucli to Insure* its .***■•*?*.*£
Hon as a winter conserve. Who is
the possessor of the one and only
original Simon Pure? One* thing Is
obvious: all do not deserve the ab-
sur-f name, ullixcd to  each.
Cleaning Plumes
Kindly  publish  tn  the Exchange a recipe
for cleaning white plumes.
A CONSTANT READER (Syracuse. N. V.l.
Dip them Into cold starch, rather
thick, hang up by the stem of tlie
feather Rnd let them dry perfectly before you touch them. Then shake gently to dislodge tho powder. Brush as
gently and curl by noldtng first In thu
-steam of boiling water, then over a hot
range or In an open oven
A Cook Book
Possibly   "Eleanor   8."   (Onaws,   Iowa),
who tnoulren for a pure food gOQk b^>k.
published In Rochester, N. Y., and re.™.-
tnended  In   the  Kichunge some  time  ago,
will   find   what   shu   wants  In   "PrsoUoal
Sanitary   And   BoonOmlO.   Cookery,   Adapted
to psrsoni of Moderate ami small Means,"
by Mrs.  Mary  Abel.    Tho price Is W) cents.
W« obtained a copy by writing to Henry
Lomb, Rochester, N V. as the Exchange
suggested, s   it. I   (Philadelphia),
I trust that "Eleanor S." will we the
note and fhnnk you for the klodnes; you
have done her.
Several of ue mombeis of the great fnm-
Uy you mother have imd nn argument us
to  tho  proper  pi'onuu i:itlun  <<f    'yeast *'
Wo have cut the quttStUhl to many persons   nnd  as  many  say  "yt-ast"   n.i   "Pant."
Wo Anally decided to loava Ihe question to
you ami to abide ny your decision ai una).
Mrs   a   i»   (Chicago),
The one and only right wav to pro-
nounce the word Is to give Bach vowel
and consonant dun honor by saying
I ntn fin tiered by tbe reference to my
How little housekeepers know about
the chemical action of acids and
the result tbey may obtain by
tho Intelligent use of the provisions ul-
ready In the house! Take, for instance,
vinegar. Surely, overy one's cupboard
conceals a bottle of this useful acid, for
the cook always needs ft. Hut even
some cooks do not ksj/iw how useful It Is
In other ways besides supplying acid
for the salad dressing.
When cooking cabbage or other vet*e-
tables where the odorous steam Is likely
to permeate the house, a cup of Vinegar
allowed to simmer on the back of the
stove will make an aroma which witf
neutraiUb iue other. This Is a nice bit
of Information to remember.
When pickling—and the time is almost
here—do not expect to use Jars In which
greasy  substances  have been  kept.    If
yon do. nil yo.ir careful measurements
will have been taken In vain, for vli.e-
gar can fenei out the alight* st Indication of the pr* si*nee of gr< ase, and
your pickles will not keep.
Should you go for the glue pot to mend
a broken household treasure and find
that the glue Is hardened, use a little
vinegar to soften It; it Is far better than
water. To remove hardened glue around
tho finished task, use vinegar, too; otherwise you cannot call your mending
Vinegar will remove paint stains from
the window glass, and when bolkd
with wormwood it will make a sovereign
rem**,, r?r sprains, while every child
knows that when you make taffy you
must add a 'easpoonful of the acid
If you want  your "flndy to 1"' ■••lip.
Don't lot the buttle get empty,
reaches, cereal and cream, soft-ahell
crubs, cornmeal mufllni, toast, tea and
Beefsteak pie (a left-over), brown and
White bread, green peas, tomato imlnd with
whipped en-am dressing, crackers and
cream cheese, fruit dessert, ginger alo
Tomato blague <a left-over), roast ducks,
green corn, fried eggplant, raspberry Urt-
u u. Pluck coffee,
Melons, cereal and cream, bacon and
siMiiheied    peppers,    rolls,    (oast,    tt-a   and
drilled sardines, baked potatoes, salad of
eggplant on lettuce ia le.t-over), crackers
wiiii toasted cheese, slewed cherries, cako,
Corn chowder (a left-over), salmi of duck
(a left-over), string beans, green corn
pudding, peaches and cream, cake, black
Fruit, hominy and cream, frlcnarexj
i-Kgs,   potato bis.-ult.-4,   toast,   lea aud c<..(T-«
Kidneys a la Newburg, snlnd of string
be;u,a   and   lettuce,   thin   brown   bread   and
butter, cake and lemonade.
P'-'i nnd tomato soup (partly a left-over),
miHt'in 'hops, treaded and baked; green
Iii.-:, -in i ulasli, peach) s, erenm and cake,
black    Coffee.
Sliced pineapple, cereal nnd en-am,
bacon,   holl.d eggs,  hominy  mulbiiR (a  left*
over), toi.-t. tea ii ml coffee.
Brsadi d anil baked Hnniines,  ri*■■ .i poig-
toes,    green   pea   pancakes   (a   left-over),
warm gingerbread mill cocoa,
i.reen corn chowder, boiled fowl   with egg
aauce,    rice   croduettes,   stuffed   tomatoes,
watermelon, black coffee,
Melons, cereal and nmin, bacon and
fi led   t sloes   quick   blieuits,   toast,   tea
and   coffee.
Chicken salad,  with  mayonnaise  (a leftover).   Hei.teh  SC I,   fll-'l   |ol.itutl    ein  k-
ep« ui.1 cream cheese, slewed rhubarb, with
suHtim   nili-1ii.i    cakS    teli
potato and young onion soup,  Brunswick
SteW,        gp*'||        COrtl,        Vegetable        luirnov,
puacnea and cream "ike. black coffos,
Frul t.    rice   billed    hi    milk    with    creim.
panflah,   cornmeal  mumna,   toaM    tea  and
Green corn fritters  (a  left-over),   tomato
aii le    an I    lettuce   salad,    crackora    and
one*ise,  fruit dessert, Iced tea.
Vegetable marrow soup (a left-over), codfish me'iks «*ith lemon sauce ihn •»;
mashed  p latoes,  Kfoen  peas,  baked pears
mashed  p latoes,  preen  ["■"«.
and cream* cake, black coffee
>hma. cereal mid cream,
le roe,    guihain   gemn,
if lets    with
t<>ust,   tea   and
lloj ed     rod Huh     m     left-over),     point*
uettea oi   left-overt,  graham gems from
una kraut   inmnttMS filled with green pea**.
s<i*vsd   with   salad   dressing   ia   o* t**ovar)i
e ok ten and   Iced   ten
Brown   gravy   soup,   nmnt   beef,   erdons,
pot toes browned with the beef   home-mads)
peach surprise  (frozen),  cake, black cofts*. ■
The Hosmer Times
Ooe Year  . One Dollar in Advance
filugle Copies  Five Centfi Each
eublinbed every Thursday mornillg al Hoemcr,
Brilifb Columbia.
Time Tables.
Arrive HoFnior
No. 213 West 9.44
No. 214 Bant 18. 15
No. 23tl Local Eust 9.27
No. 235 Local West 19.10
No. 7 AWst Flyer 10. 22
No. 8 Bast Flyer 20.30
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 31
No, 251 leaves Michel     10;10 a. m.
Arrives at Hosmer..     10;40 a. in.
No. 252 loaves Rexford..     4:15 p. in.
Arrives at Hosmer ..      7;13 p. in.
Q. I!. SiiKi'iiEHi), Agent.
Down in East Africa Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt, the saw-
toothed Xirnrod of Oje Nile, has
unearthed an animal entirely
new to zoological science. The
members of the Smithsonian
Institute board wanted to call
it " Otocyon roseveltus," but,
hesitating to offend Teddy, they
have named the animal " Ver-
gatus," meaning yellow and
striped. Yet there are certain
big wigs in trust and railway
circles who are of the opinion
that there is a yellow stripe
running through Rook e v e 11
There may be a fatal significance in the fact, but those New
Year's "resolutors" who climbed on to the water wagon have
ridden just thirteen blocks. Today is the unlucky 13th.
The Manitoba Free Press says
that 25 years ago F. W. Rimer
left Winuipeg for eastern cities.
Should he not return soon he
will have been gone a long
To promote longevity study
the " manly art" of prizefighting, Ex-Champion .J«*m Mace
is over in England well and
hearty, at 78; John L. Sullivan
is in good health at 55: Corbett
is no Bpring chicken, and "poor
old Fit/.sinmion.s, who has been
in the ring many years since
his prime, never had a sick day
in his life. Again, prizefighting
is one of the least dangerous of
sports. Few are ever injured,
arnl none is killed outright as
are many football players, base
ballists, and now and then a
horse jockey.
There is no brutality attached
to prizefighting. Whenever a
man of his own free will, sets
himself up as a mark for another pug to pummel, it is
mawkish sentimentality to
shower sympathy upon him.
Not in the least docs he deserve
it. But whenever a helpless
football player— as they do the
game in the states—is crushed
to death beneath a mob of other " athletes," the whole affair
takes on an aspect of brutality
that is repulsive. Whenever a
horse is driven to death over a
race course, or a jockey thrown
to his death, all the elements of
brutality are at once apparent.
Prizefighting for stakes of
one hundred thousand dollars,
as is the proposed game between Jeffries and the Big
Smoke, is much more a deal in
high finance than it is an example of brutality.
Educate a young man for the
prize ring, and he will live long
beyond the time alotted to mankind by Dr. Osier.
The Nelson News of date Jan.
5th, issued a very creditable
annual number of thirty-two
pages. A list of the many good
features in this number would
be a long one, and would include most interesting descriptive articles on mining, lumbering, stock, transportation, fruit,
and many other of the important resources of the East Kootenay district. The management of the News is to be complimented upon this most excellent journalistic production.
The London Times is now advocating reform of the house of
lords. For so conservative a
newspaper as is the Times this
is an important admission. But
the only reform asked for by
the liberal party in England appears to be couched in the demand that the house of lords
keep within its perogative;
that it does not encroach upon
the rights of the house of commons ; that it render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's.
And just remember every
day during the coming 352 days
of 1910 that the Hosmer coal is
the best and most economical
of any in the Pass.
Now that England's poet laureate, Austin, has jumped into
the political ring, his muse is
quite likely so throw an indefinite number of sensational fits.
Some ot the leading legal
practitioners now claim that
Dr. Frederick Cook is guilty
of obtaining, money under false
pretenses. As he secured $28,-
000 from the New York Herald;
$14,000 for-two lectures in St.
Louis, and $20,000 for other
lectures, a grand total of $62,-
000, it would seem that his case
is indictable.    But where is he V
P. T. Barnum, the man who
once had " the greatest show on
earth," was born one hundred
years ago. The year 1910 is the
centenary of his first appearance on the stage of life. During 40 years he continued to
humbug the people of two continents, and then he died. Pax
Speaking of Halley's comet,
some sav it will, and some say
it won't, wrap its fiery tail
around this little ball of mud,
and snatch us far away into the
abyssmal depths of the dark,
cerulean blue. Now, what are
you going to do in a case like
The first of the English elections will be held next Saturday.     Echoes   of   the opening
guns will be  awaited   with  in- i •	
tense,  interest  throughout the!    H. ™ •* claimed  bv  the Cal-
w   i | | gary Albertan, Indians are ille-
Certainly   no  move  on  the;Kally slaughtering game, why
worlds political chess board has |are they ™* '"-rested aud sub-
ijected to the penalties of  the
! law ?   At what date did an  In-
| dian's   money   become   better
than a white man's ?
been of deeper import to the
world at large than is the impending struggle between the
lords and the people.    For after
all is said and  done; after  the'    _        !    T    " L,      <-,
c        .,       c     ■,       . , Francis J.   Heney,   the   San
fires of perrervid oratory   have, _        . » ■ ,
, ,      ,     ».     .,    i    i.      ...    Francisco izratt prosecutor, has
burned out: after the last poht- ,   ......      . '    ,,r.„. T,
.    , .   .  • ii. i.*        sued   Millionaire    William    11.
ical intrigue and last question- _     . m.nnnn     IT
,,   ,. j    ,„, , . ,. -Crocker for   $2o0,000.     Heney
able "deal   have been brought;    ...     „        , .   - ,
, .   ., . | will collect this amount along
to a denouement, the one great!   .      ,   , ,      ,,        T , °
..      ..       ., ! about the same day that  John
question confronting the poo-!_    _,   .   . „ ' ,
,     ....     ,      ,   .    .v.     i    ii      D.   Rockefeller wakes  up and
pie ot   England   is  this: Is the i ,   .aanOAnrinn a
. , .. .,    i pays that $29,240,000 fine,
present house ol  commons the r
people's office for auditing the'
financial acconnts of the country, or is it ii mere debating
school I'm the airing of ornamental l>ui   useless eloquence?
Pre-omi&Bnt among the prin-
cipalities of the world stands
Spokane. Spokane, by the
way, is anew town out on the
eastern frontier of the frontier
state    of    Washington.     It   is
They may come to Canada.
According to a dispatch received by the Melbourne, Australia,
Argus, Princes Edward and Albert will tour the empire in
1911, and will probably be accompanied by n fleet of warships.
Now will the lion and the
lamb lie down together. An
agreement has been reached
between the Grand Trunk Pacific and the  Canadian   Pacific
pre-eminent because it overrides j whereby the former will enter
all laws, and the boasted con-j Winnipeg over the tracks of tho
stitution of the United States, latter.
The Washington state legislature passed a prohibitive law
against the smoking of cigarette.-.. During the session of
Irrigation Congress the Spokane city council naively suspended this state law for two
weeks. The constitution of the
United States guarantees free
speech. The city council of
Spokane locks up 250 people for
street-speaking. Great is Spokane! It is the biggest little
city in the union.
The "At Street Corners' 'man
of the Vancouver Province says:
" I have been always of the
opinion that automobiles should
not be allowed in Stanley Park."
He might have gone farther
and added, "nor any where else."
Concerning that new paper,
the Frank Vindicator, whatever
has Frank done that thero is
such a crying necessity for vindication ?
Possibly this is an immigration inducement, but the cold
truth is that a police judge in
Edmonton has decided that
a poker game is not illegal in
that part of the country.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier speaks to
the point when he declares that
" there is only one thing superior to a Canadian wint er day,
and that is a Canadian winter
i- •»
Canada now has more business and less politics than any
other country in the world.
The hockey stick* is now several laps ahead of tho baseball
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Want Cheaper Living
From the Calgary Albortan
Regina is beginning to move
in the direction of cheaper living, and all of the western cities
must take part in this/work.
Western Canada should be the
cheapest part of Canada in
which to live, and Calgary
should be the cheapest city of
them all.
Jim Hill an Easy Mark
From the Spokesmnn-HuTlow
Judge M. J. Gordon's spectacular career, and more recent
disclosures that the Great Northern had heen mulcted to the
extent of $300,000 by the sale ot
bogus passes, throws a new
light on the character of Mr.
Hill. It seems that, after all,
James J. is an easy mark, and
not at all the hard and unrelenting boss that many had
pictured him.
 »i . » ■ m
Fortune Awaiting This Nan
From the Greenwood Ledge
The coreless apple, the horseless carriage, the wireless telegraph, the heartless girl and
many other things have been
discovered in recent years, but
no genius has yet arisen who
can take the sting out of a jag,
or make everybody win in a
poker game. The man who
can accomplish these two things
has a fortune ready to batt him
in the upper stope.
Dividends In Coal Mining
From the Blairmore Enterprise
According to the annual statement of the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company, issued December 30th, a dividend of 8 per
cent is to be resumed. Production has increased at the mines
of output of 3,000 tons a day in
July to average of about 4,000
tons in December, and in addition now management has conserved interests of the company
ami shareholders by setting
aside ten cents per ton for depreciation.
Calgary Man Speaks on Immigration
to Western Canadian Provinces
J. S. Dennk, C. P. R. land
commissioner, says the Victoria
Times, is in the city, a guest at
the Empress hotel. Mr. Dennis
said that the feature of the
year's business in his department has been the phenomenal
influx of settlers from the United States and the great quantity of land sold to these home-
seekers. To givo an idea of the
immensity of the business being
done by the company in disposing of its irrigated land in
Alberta, Mr. Dennis mentioned
that the receipts at the Calgary
office for tho past six months
have averaged $1,000,000 per
month. Settlers were pouring
into western Canada at a very
rapid rate, and there was every
indication that the influx next
year would assume even greater
As indicating at once the immensity of the Canadian west
and the huge problem of peopling so vast a land, Mr. Dennis mentioned that while the
company have thus far disposed of a little over 11,000 acres
of irrigated land, they have over
2,000,000 acres left. The company also owns alternate blocks
of land in another district of
Alberta, and this, with the irrigated section, makes about four
million acres of land, which the
company has yet to dispose of.
TheC. P. R., continued Mr.
Dennis, is building up an elaborate system of colonization
bureaus in various parts of the
world. The company has, for
instance, over 1,000 agents in
the United States who are doing
special work on behalf of the
land office in Canada. These
agents visit sections of the
country likely to supply desirable settlers and give the latter every information regarding conditions in the dominion.
The company has about 250
agents in England, and shortly
will have a large number also
in offcer portions of Europe.
Mr. Dennis has no connection
now with the administration of
C. P. R. lands on Vancouver
island,- and therefore knew
nothing about local colonization projects. Mr. Marpole is
in charge of the lands within
theE. & N. belt. Mr. Dennis
said, said, however, that during
the past season, the company
had expended a considerable
sum in advertising British Columbia in the United States.
The work was done mainly as
an experiment and the results
were very satisfactory. A very
large number of inquiries were
received from prospective settlers, but the company experienced difficulty in locating people owing to the fact that there
is little land available for colonization. The C. P. R. is clearing a tract of land at Jaffray in
East Kootenay, with the idea
of closely estimating what it
will cost to clear large tracts.
Stumping machinery is being
used, and it is hoped as a res ult
of the experiment some scheme
may be formulated which will
result in opening up larger
tracts for settlement than aro
at present available.
Mr. Dennis said he noted
signs of great progress both at
Vancouver and Victoria since
his last visit. He was certain
that a great future awaited
both places. In this connection he mentioned the Panama
canal, which, when completed,
in a few years would alter the
problem of transportation in
this section of the World.
There would be developments
of a tremendous nature on the
opening of that waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the growth
and development of the ports
on the British seaboard, which
would have the handling of
ocean-borno traffic, would be
equally tremenduous.
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of ads. no later than Tuesday
night if you wish to be sure of
securing a change during the
current week.
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.   are all welcome at
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Repairing Neatly Done  While  You
Wait.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.
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and   Horseshoer
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Wagon Repairing done on
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Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress y well You Might an well
Provisions, Fruits and Groceries
Fancy Groceries a specialty
We solicit your patronage
Front Street HOSMER, B. 0.
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M. D. HONG, Prop.      •
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A trial solicited
I Meat Market
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Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
Lard, Etc. in Hosmer.
Come in and see the new
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Groceries, Fruits,
Cigars and Tobaccos
. Union Barber shop in
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East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Long distance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
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= Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosrtier Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
W. B. BROWN, Manager  Hosmer Yards.
Winter Term
Opens in the Garbutt Business College Calgary, on January 3rd. An ex-secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. is in charge
of the girls' residence in connection with the School.
Graduates are guaranteed
positions or their tuition fees
are refunded. The Garbutt
School is recogonized as the
leading business training
school in the West.
Write for information to the Principal, F.
G. Garbutt.
L A. Lanthier
rttTfTTTTt ^
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
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Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
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The Surprise That Was In Store
For Self Satisfied Fred.
By  H. S.  FRANK.
(Copyright, 1909, by American Press Anrwn-
Tbe lilacs were io bloom, and above
them upon tbe limb of tbe big elm an
oriole bud bung ber neat, aud every
day iu tbe sunshine ber troubadour
mute sang to ber of love and companionship und airy journeyings. From
across tbe fields came the odor of
freshly plowed ground and the breezy
calls of uleu to their horses. In th.
barnyard were tbe cacklings of bens
aud the peeping of mauy chickens,
wh|le from the pasture below came the
k '-UK of cows to their calves. It
was mid May, und Ibe wheat beads
were still green with their; thriftiest
glow lug, and the fence corner* and
roadsides were cheery with their gold-
en offerings of dandelions.
Elsie cunie to the kitchen door and
looked out. The orioles were singing,
and she run lightly dowu tbe steps
and round the house to Ibe front yard,
ber sleeves rolled above ber plump
elbows and ber cheeks Bushed with
the, exercise of dishwashing. Her
eyes were bright with sympathy for
tbe perfect day and the surroundings.
and us she looked up at tbe oriole ber
lips parted iu a rlppliug little song
which she wus to slug with ber graduating class at the high school a few
weeks Inter,
Hut at tbe front Kate tbe song dropped to a lower key and then stopped
altogether as a gayly dressed young
mil threw himself from bis horse and
> lie jauntily toward ber, wltb bat in
"Good morning, Elsie," he began. "1
take tbe 10 o'clock train, but I bad to
come round and say goodby to you. 1
haven't much time, you know, but
you'll write, won't you? And I'll write
and tell you bow 1 get along. Everything Ml be line up there."
"Yes, I suppose so," Elsie answered
■lowly, "and I'll write." Her eyes
bad grown softer at bis approach; now
tbey looked troubled. Tbey always
looked troubled lutely after a few minutes' talk wilb Fred. He was changing so.   His people had taken summer
"ifOTHP.R TOLD till   THERE   WAS   TO   8B   A
boarders, and Fred wns aping their
maimers He wore cheap kid gloves
and tried lo Imitate their way of walk-
Ins ui.d used ns many of their phrases
as he could lu his conversation.
"Yes, I'll write," she repeated, "and
tell you about everything going on
bere. But they'll be dull letters, for
I'm Just a farm girl aud like farm
ways. I wish I could be ambitious
like you, but the country is so beautiful. I feci ubout It like the oriole slug
' Jg up in the tree. I'm afraid you'll
ttilnk we are dull, Fred, aud grow
away from us."
She watched him dowu the rond to
the comer of I lie next lield, where he
stopped for a moment lo speak with
Hank Burton.
When she went in her father was
" standing on the kitchen steps, lighting
his pl|ie.
"Who wns thai fellow, El," be asked
—"Fred 'i'aggnri':''
"Yes. father."
"I thought so. Omit! to say goodby,
didn't he? Well, I'm sorry for old mrti
Taggart. lie sets the world by that
Imi.v. Ah' 'tis a pity too. Fred was tbe
smartest fellow round here at ou.
time for n young chap iltl* seemed to
have the lllllklu' ot something uncommon. Hut ihe smartness has all frazzled out uow lu kid gloves an' squeak-
In' boots, an' he's goin' up to the city
to work for $(> a week when his fathers got the llnest farm round here,
-an' Fred could have the runuln' of it
/n n few years If he'd slay. Well,
Well! Fools ain't all dead yet. But
bere comes Hank, tiucss be wants to
■ee you, El."
Elsie had been slipping Into the
house with heightened color, but turned back, Hank was the son of their
nearest neighbor and wns a good,
whole souled fellow, with clear head
and energetic habits, but woefully diffident and slow of speech. Elsie liked
him, but bad never cared to analyze
what Hank's feelings might lie toward
As no nriprotehetS then' the y*mn*j
man uindded to uer rather, wno wus
moving a way toward the baru, and
then lurued to ber expectantly, with
the color rising slowly to the roots of
bis hair. Rut not until her father was
out of bearing did he speak.
"Elsie," he begau then bashfully,
"Fred just said goodby to me. He'll
be goue a long time."
"Yes?" tentatively. "He said goodby to mc."
"There's the rehearsal tonight—Saturday nlgbt, you know, Elsie," be
went on. "It's quite a long walk, and—
and you'll be needing somebody to go
wltb you. I thought I'd better ran
ever before any of tbe other boys got
"-I can go alone just as well as not,
Hank.   It's bright moonlight"
"Yes, yes; I know 'tis," desperately.
"But there's rehearsals next week, and
cluinh tomorrow night, and—and
there's all summer lung and all next
winter, it won't be moonlight all tbe
time. You'H need somebody to walk
with you. Of course i ain't asking
yon to keep company wirb me," hurriedly, "only—only you'll need somebody, till Fred gets back, and I'm
bund lest."
"I'm not engaged to Fred," proudly.
"No, of course not. I know thut—or
tbougiit so. But he sort or kept company with you, and—und I'm handiest,
Elsie, and you'll be sure to need somebody, uinj—and you uud 1 will understand."
She looked at him thoughtfully.
"Yes, you und I would understand.
Hnnk," she agreed, "and maybe 1 wilt
need somebody sometimes. 1—yea, you
muy come for me."
The rest came about naturally. Hank
became Elsie's "steady company." as
the neighboring young people said, but j
Hank nud Elsie themselves understood. Aud Fred wben be returned j
borne for a lew days ut Christmas understood, loo, and be wrung Hank's
hand nud called him a good fellow for
protecting bis glrj from tbe other
Before tbe end Of tbe next year
there was a rumor that Fred's father
wus not iiulte satisfied. Tbe firm had
uot advanced Fred as it should have.
He wus still receiving $0 a week, and
money had to be sent from home to
pay for his clothes. Theu bis letters
were tilled with theaters and tbe proper things lu high life, witb nothing
about his work.
Then oue day Fred suddenly appeared among them. Jaunty as ever aud
borne for good, as he said. The city
was too crowded and unsatisfying,
nnd, besides, bis father needed blm to
manage tbe farm. And all be brought
fur bis two years' work and tbe money
sent htm were a lurge diamond, which
flashed upon ou? of bis lingers, and
The very nlgbt of bis arrival be
dressed himself with all tbe elaborateness of his city knowledge aud went
across to Elsie's home. Sbe received
him in the parlor in tbe pretty white
dress which he remembered she was
having made for her graduation. As
she entered tbe room something in her
bright, winsome beauty—so different
from the chalky complexions of tbe
shopgirls he bud become ncquainted
with—made him step forward Impulsively.
"Why, you're beautiful. Elsie!" be
exclaimed. "1 bad no Idea. It's flue
to be home again. Ain't you glad to
see me?"
"Yes, indeed. I am, Fred." she answered frankly as sbe gave bim both
her bands. "It will be nice to have
you wltb us agnlu."
Fred laughed complacently and settled himself comfortably iu the easiest
chair in Ihe room.        "S
"How do you like city life?" asked
"Oh. 1 like the city, but there's no
chance for a fellow there. I wish there
was. The amusements to be had In tbe
cliy are inltnitely superior to those we
have in the country. I used to go to
tbe opera nearly ev«*ry night in th.
season. Of course I always went In
evening dress. No man goes to tbe
opera In Ibe city as be would go to one
of our country parties. Everything
seems very crude lo me Dow I've got
"Oh. by the way, Elsie." be said
presently, "mother told me there was
to be a party over ut Hulls' Wednesday night. Shall we go? I haven't
got any Invitation yet. but it II come
soon 's they hear I'm home."
"Yes. you'll get it'all right." Elsie
agreed. "But I can't go with you,
Fred. I've promised ^llaiik. He's got
a cousin staying ai his House, though—
n nice girl.   Suppose you ask her."
"No, thank you," amiliugly. "1
would rather have you. It'll be all
right about Hifuk. I'll see him myself
and tell him he's -off duty.' "
The color deepened u little in Elsie's
cheeks. .**"-
"I don't believe Ilnnk will agree to
thnt, Fred," sbe said demurely. "We
anTlo be married at Christmas, and
he doesn't seem to want uie out of bis
sight a single evening. But he'll be
bere in a few minutes now. You can
ask him and see."
They looked out of ihe wludow, and
there came Hnnk, walking us if behind the plow, but with as honest a
face as the sun ever shone upon. Fred
glared at him, hut said nothing.
"Fred will be ut our wedding.
IMnk," said Elsie.
"We'll be glad to see him," replied
"I -I'm afraid I shall have to deny
myself the pleasure," stammered Fred
"I've found, after all, I've become so
much attached to city life that I can't
stand the country any more. I'm going back "
•'That's too b:'d." from Elsie.
The wedding citnc off at the np
pointed time, even though Fred was
not there to give It eclat tn a swallowtail coot. 	
"I think tbe statement of the press
agent of those performing aviator*
would bear a liille more derail as tc
why their last ascent was unsuccess
"Why so?"
"Wben asked about the failure he
merely said the aeronauts had a fall-
lug out."—Baltimore American.
Putting Life Into th. Gam*.
"What Is tbe new football coach figuring on so much?" asks Ibe president
of tbe chairman of the athletic committee.
"He's got a great scheme to ginger
up the football games this fall," ex
plains the chairman. "He wauts to
use automobiles and motorcycles bi
the rushes."—Chicago Port.
Died on Duty.
A cairn and cross havi* been er»et(*H
on Killingtringun Moor, near P.illan
trae, in memory of Robert Cunning
ham, postman, who perished there in
the great snowstorm of last winter
At the unveiling the postmen from
the surrounding districts attended in
uniform. Into tlie cairn is built an
inscribed block of granite, nnd, along
with a memorial tablet in Ballnntrar
Parish Church, it is the outcome ol
a public subscription.
How   Anglo-Saxons   Lived   a  Century
and a Half Ago.
Do we take o,ur pleasures more sad- ,
ly than did our forefathers of one |
hundred and fifty years ago? Tastes,
of course, like manners and customs,
change with tbe times, and there ia
a refinement about our life to-day
which were certainly lacking in that
of our forbears. But they were certainly none the less happy, and it is
an open question whether they did
not obtain more enjoyment from their
rollicking, boisterous manners and
amusements than we do from our
more calm and quieter pleasures.
To the old-fashioned squire, for instance, there was only one word which
had any meaning—sport. He - would
travel miles to see a cock-fight or a
couple of pugilists batter themselves
for $25, while fox-hunting was with,
him a sort of religion. The four golden rules which one of this class set
up in his-house and adhered to were:
"Fear God; honor the King; love your
neighbor; and preserve your foxes."
A certain- sporting colonel chose
Cambridge for his son because they
made the best saddles and bridles
there; while another fox-hunter entertained an adverse opinion concerning
university education owing to seeing
some young men in the hunting-field
shirk the fences.- •
There are many other amusing hunting stories told in Mr. Ralph Nevill's
book, "The Merry Past," of men who
stood upon their heads to let the
water run out of their top-boots; of
uproarious hunt-suppers and speeches,
the vigor of which was considerably
increased as the port wine circulated.
Mr. Ncvill mentions tha speech of one
old squire, which is particularly interesting at the moment.
" 'I'm for the King and Constitution,' said the old squire. 'I'm for
the Church, but not for tithes, unless
they go to the landlords. I'm for
nobody but gentlemen learning to
read. I'll vote for corn at one hundred shillings a quarter, and none of
your mouldy foreign stuff; that every
squire shall have as many horses and
dogs as he likes without paying taxes,
arid that every poacher snail be hung
or shot.   God save the King I' "
There is a story told, too, of a gallant colonel who, being elected a re
presentative of one of the eastern
counties, gave a public entertainment
to the electors after the fatigue of the
contest, and, on his health being
drunk, addressed his constituents in
the following laconic speech:
"Gentlemen,—I am no orator, and
therefore you must not expect from
me a fine Bpeech. That I can fight, I
believe none of you can doubt; that 1
can drink, you shall all be assured of
before we part. So God bless you
all,  and  leave me   to   defend   your
""The drinking habits of the English
in the past," says Mr; Nevill, were
of such a kind as to make the reeorda
beyond belief. At Harwich, for instance, three topers, determined to
have a thorough soaking, set to one
day Bnd drank fifty-seven quarts of
upright—that is to say, a quart of
beer with a quartern of gin In it~-
within the space of six and a half
hours. On their taking leave of each
other for home one of them declared
that he was still thirsty, and stopped,
smoked a pipe, and drank a pint more
to himself."        ^^_
People With Quasi* Nam...
A Liverpool lady named Mrs. Base
had a pretty daughter to whom she
gave the name "Wild" - the name
Wild "Rose" was so sweetly pretty.
The young lady thought bo too, until
in course of time she married Mr
Bull, and then the signature, Wild
Bull," was neither sweet nor pretty.
But for real curiosities in the way
of names we must go to the country
from which so many other curiosities
Bpring—America. A little local newspaper published at Cherry Valley
(that's a pretty name), in New York
State lately printed the following
paragraph: "A man up in Oswego
County by the name of Burst gave the
census enumerator the names of his
three children in full. They were-
John Wood Burst. Nellie May Burst,
and Charles Will Burst. This is in
line with Senator Hogg's names for
his children —Ima Hogg and Ura
The father of Lord Magheramorne
was Douglas McGarel-Hogg, before he
was made a baron in 1887. His wife
was one evening at a dance, when
some of the young gentlemen made
references to her name. One of them,
talking rather freely to a young lady
to whom he was hurriedly introduced
for a dance, and whose name he did
not quite catch, said to her, in allusion to Mrs. Hogg, "The old sow is
going to give a dance next week. 1
should like to meet you there." "Oh,
if you go, you very likely will," said
the girl. "I am one of the little
pigs!" It was Mrs. McGarel-Hogg's
duughter with whom he was dancing!
Preventing Sepsii.
The extraordinary precautions taken
to prevent the infection of wounds at
surgical operations were described by
a doctor from St. Bartholomew's Hos-
pitul, at an inquest in London. He
said that under the Lister system-
invented by the celebrated surgeon of
that name—the doctor, before going
into the operating theatre, was enveloped in a white gown which had been
sterilized, and he wore over his head
a cap which had been similarly treated. The instruments were boiled,
which killed all microbes, and then
placed in an antiseptic solution, which
kept other microbes away. All the
sponges and dressings were sterilized.
If the doctor had a cold he placed a
bandage over his mouth to prevent infecting the wounds by that means.
How Living Showers Are Caused?
In both Briton and other lands there
have been authentically recorded
showers of frogs. In a contemporary
description of one which occurred in
Lincolnshire in the early part of the '
last century, it was said that the
small frogs came down all alive, tumbling down the spouts from the tiles
of the houses, and jumping about on
the pavements and in the roads. There
have been showers of fishes, wheat,
sulphur, and other curious animals
and things, all supposed to be the result of whirlwinds catching them up
into the air, and, after carrying them
longer or shorter distances, dropping
thorn on the earth's surface.
Wet Wedding Days Preferred.
The adage "Happy Isghe bride that
the sun shines un" Is one that is un- !
known In many lands.   A Breton bride
takes  It  unhappily   wben  tbe day  ot j
her wedding dawns bright and Mutiny  1
Haiti on ber marriage mom is held to 1
signify Ibat all ber tears are sbed und '
that she will therefore have a nappy
married life.'
island's  Pulp  Forests  Have a Chair
All their Own.
Paper-making is one of those rare
trades which keep alive the romance
of elemental life and are curiously
beneficent to the long chain of their
workers, says W. Beach Thomas in
The Montreal Standard. I write with
with the smell of fir and pine in my
nostrils, and through the trunks
gleams a spacious river, gold with
the sunlight of Newfoundland's sunny
autumn. The great plains of Alberta
and the Northwest of Canada loom
spacious and ample in the imagination of Europe, but they lack the
supreme charm of Newfoundland, the
wide rivers sweeping between woods
to the fretted coast.
In these woods the romance of paper-making begins, and the romance
appeals as nearly to those who desire
the woods for their own sake as to the
others who find their romance in the
sound of "the iron axe that hammered the iron heart of the oak" or in
the elemental lives of cheery woodmen. The thing moat abhorrent to
the woodman and to his science i«-
"denudation." He prunes the forest
to the end of its better constitution,
just as a gardener prunes his fruit
trees. Gardeners cut out boughs to
let in light and give freedom of growth
to other branches. The woodman,
whether he cuts for paper-making or
for shipbuilding, fells trees with as
good a motive and as great a precision as the gardener clips twigs and
While he cuts for present use his
eye is on a distant future, and I must
believe that some of the charm of
character in the Newfoundland woodman conies from this habit of regard
for the days to come. Let no one
deny tlie impressive marvel of an untouched fir forest, but it is melancholy as well as splendid. It is propped by decaying pillars, nnd beams
of dead wood lie aslant or rot Among
the mosses. See such a wood .before
and behind the march of the woodman, and you will never again think
of him as a devastator. He is compelled by his art and his contract to
the negative duty of cutting the ilead
away, just as he is compelled, like
the fisherman, to take out only trees
of the greater girth. In the primal
fir forest thin and weak trunks strive
vainly, like a child in crowded slums,
to achieve robust form in the competition for air and light. The life of
these weaklings is saved by the forester, and behind his advance growth
begins at a healthy, rate new to the
forest nursery in its primal days.
The woodman's march, as seen from
a distance, leaves patterns, sometimes
roughly geometric, sometimes haphazard and sinuous, which curiously
enhance the interest of the landscape.
A piece of the wood, as you look at it
from the river or one of the great
lakes, appears almost unbroken gold
witli no more than points and dots ol
green. This patch will be alongside
a wood of which the greenery is only
broken by veins and pools of gold.
But for the color, you would hardly have.. noticed that the denuders.
and "commercial devastators" had
finished with the one piece and left
the other. From the one the taller
sp.'uce and pines—none less than
eight inches in diameter—have bece
cleared, and the birches—which hold
their golden leaves till November-
have been left. The woodland is
clean of rotting timber, and the suns
of a very sunny climate dapple tho
mossy floor.
The birch, which abounds through,
out Newfoundland, is the nurse ol
the cone-bearers. The spruce, in
three varieties, the balsam fir, tho
white pine, which we call in England
the Weymouth pine, all trees intolerant of light, sprout from seeds deep
in the soil, under the cool canopy ol
the birches, till they attuin in thirty
years or so a commanding height. A*
the moment when the usefulness oi
the protection is over the nurse begins to surrender to the child, and
the green spires of fir and pine muster the spreading birch.
Kind-Hearted  Policemen.
The memb'rs of the Toronto police
forca are nothing if not magnanimous.
They are moBtly big men from the
north of Ireland, and their hearts ,are
kind, even though they nre obliged
to indulge in a little rough work occasionally. Many a tipsy citizen has
baen helped on his way and guided
to his own doorstep by one of these
big fellows, and for the most part
they are far more ready to pass a
civil word with the r/asser-by than
to interfere with him.
This quality of magnanimity came
out in a droll way the other morning
at the Police Court. A resident of
"The Ward" and his wife had been
arraigned by the morality department
on a charge of an offence subversive
of good order in the community. So
gravely did the magistrate view the
case, that the evidence being clear,
he convicted them, and instead of
giving the option of a fine, sentenced
them to sixty days each in jail. The
woman took the' matter calmly, but
her husband broke down altogether.
He sobbed in the dock as though his
heait would break. An officer led him
out, and he wept copiously as he
crossed the court room. As he reached the door he broke down physically, and leaned groaning against the
lintel of the doorway. The officer
waited until he stopped for breath,
ai.d then placed his hand kindly upon 4iis shoulders.
"Come along, now," he said compassionately; "and if ye like ye can
cry as ye go along the  hallway."
The Wheat Outlook.
It is estimated that this year the
combined wheat crops of Canada, the
United States, France, Hungury, Rus-
siu and Roumania, are 300,000,000
bushels, or one-sixth larger than last I
year. These countries produce two-
thirds of the world's supply. Aus.
traliu promises big yields and so does
Argentina. The heavy crops abroad
must be considered in forecasting the
price of Canadian wheat during the
next twelve months. At the same time
a leading Canadian grain dealer hold.-,
that Europe's stores are greatly depleted, that it must come to Canada
for much wheat in tlie next few
months, and that this factor will keep
up prices.—Toronto News.
Londoners    Set   Much   Store    by    the
District   In Which  They  Live.
Ill Ihe writing room ot a London
I club a tew days ago an Englishman
•was writing a letter ufnle^in "iineri
| can friend waited lor him Presently
: the Englishman folded his letter, put
I it in an envelope and proceeded to
I address it.
"I'd know you were an Englishman
if   I'd  only  seen   you   addressing    an
envelope,'' said the American.    ','Eng
I lishmen always seem to  put all they
possibly can into an address."
Well the address of un Englishman
is a very important thing, almost as
important as his pedigree. A good
address, especially in London, is more
highly regarded than square meals,
the latter often being sacrificed tor
the former. This great truth hus been
recognized by a woman who write.-
to an Australian newspaper:
^'There are only certain parts ot
LoTrdon in which one can live aud bl
recognized. It is divided into dis
tricts, the most important of which
hears the address London, W.
"The next district in importance is
| S. W. (Southwest), This includes
I Chelsea, where the artists congregate
and South Kensington, where upper
middle class fashionable folks live
"N.W. (Northwest) Includes Hamp
stead, St. John's Wood,  Bi-lsize  Pari
I (one   of   the   prettiest   and   healthiest
parts of London), where wealthy city
I men  reside and the many large  resi
I donees there can boast beautiful gar
dens and lawns, such as are unobtainable in any other part of London.
"The next district and one of the
most closely populated, is W.C. (West
Central). It is a world of boarding
houses, and being the most conveni
ent part of London for railway sta
Mods, places of amusement and sight
seeing generally it is peopled with
the most cosmopolitan set to be found
anywhere in the world.
"One of the puzzles of this address
is that if you write W.C. after it the
lecipient will probably not bother to
call, but if you write in such and
such n place and add 'Russell Square'
that muxes it all right. Russell
8qunre is recognized, but West Con
tral is not
"On meeting new- people the first
thing they invariably ask is your address. If you are wealing a nice frock
and say you live W. they immediate
ly ask you to dinner, but if you sny
West Central the nice frock carries
r.o weight. They simply say, 'How
very odd,' and talk about the
Former  Governor-General  of  Canada
Busy With Literary Labors.
Much water has flowed under the
London Bridge since the Duke oi
Argyll, as Marquis of Lome, waf
Governor-General of Canada, and
those who  remember him in dnvs of
Novel   Enterprise   Proposes  to   Go   to
Hudson   Bay  by  Motor.
One of the most interesting enterprises of modern times is that of the
Hudson Bay Motor and Access Association, which has for its object the
opening up of a virgin forest and
waste to the prospector, the tourist,
the sportsman and to commerce. The
company has now under construction
a motor line from Jack Fish on the
C.P.R. to Hudson  Buy,
Smith BroB., Duke and Parliament
streets, Toronto, have just shipp id
six portable houses, which will b*
used in the construction of this road.
The house are on wheels, and can
also be put on sleighs. Two of th-
houses are fitted up to contain 24
beds. One house is used for a kitchen, with a small compartment in
which are two beds. This fitii on to
a dining-room with accommodation
for 12 men. TU*re is also a reading-
room, and, now under construction u
house for storing the trunks of the
men, and another lor bathroom and
wash-house, All these different compartments aro on wheels and can b.*
readily put up and taken down.
As each half mile of the road is
built the houses will b? drawn on;
so that the employes will always b-
close to their work. All the houses
are co\ered with galvanized iron and
there are two thicknesses of paper
between the iron and the woodwork.
so that warmth in the coldest weather
is assured. A huge scow for taking
the houses across lakes also accompanies the outfit.
The route will b-* by motor car und
motor boat from Jack Fish to Long
Lake, which is forty miles in length,
thence to Devil Fish Lake and Eski-
gongn Bake, and the Albany River,
which is navigable for large steamers
and   war   vessels.
This road will be used for bringing
down the large catch of salmon to
Ontario and American points, which
now goes via Hudson Bay and Labrador to eastern points. Several motoi
bouts will be shipped for use on the
different waterways. Nineteen hundred and ten and nineteen hundred and eleven are the tercentenar
years of the discovery of the b:iy»
end the death of the explorer, Henry
Hudson, which it is proposed to'
celebrate. It is expected that the
line will be in operation next year.
Charles Thompson Harvey, C.E., is
in  charge  of the   work.
yore will hardly recognize him in this
portrait of an elderly gentleman
The di.ke enjoys his life a* a country gentleman in Scotland immensely,
but has many hobbies aud interests
to occupy him whei. he is in London,
Just now he is preparing a book
which is to be published shortly, "In-
timate Society Letters of the Eigh
teenth Century." Letters from the
Duchess of Brunswick, sister of
George III., Madame de Stael, and
other prominent people to the duke's
predecessors will appear in the book.
The   Oldest   Scotsman.
James Grieve is probably the oldest inhabitant of Scotland. He is a
native of Glengarry, and lives on
the western side .1 Loch Eck, on the
little burn called Coiran-T, which
.lows into the Loch fully two nflles
from the lower end. In the summer a
contininil stream of tourists Hows up
and down the eastern side of Lock
Eck. I» it tile western side is as quiet
iiid lonely as possible. Grieve has al
ways been a shepherd, and has always lived the simple life, from which,
however, lob. ceo has not been excluded. In spite oi his advanced age,
his sight is fair and his hearing good.
Scouish  Field.
Fate of Andre.
An interesting story connected with
the long lost Andre, the explorer who
twelve years ago left Spitsbergen in
a balloon in search of tlie north pole,
and never returned, has been told by
Bishop Pascal of Prince Albert, who
has been the guest of the Oblate
Fathers in Ottawa.
Bishop Puscal has charge of an immense territory extending even so fai
-north us the pole. His story had t<-
do with the country in the easten
portion of his diocese between Sus
katchewan and Hudson Bay. Then
is a young priest, Father Turquotillc
a member of the Oblate Order, who
resides at Reindeer Lake, who had
traveled extensively among the Eskimos in the northern part of the region
in order to learn their language.
On one occasion he went with a
nomadic party about six days' journey to the northeast of Reindeer Lake,
nnd there met another party of Eskimos, Noticing a revolver which tin-
priest carried the Eskimos told him
that some years before a "white
house" descended from the sky and
contained white men who had killed
many caribou to supply themselves
with food. They intimated that the
while men were in a half starving
condition. None of the men were now
living, they stated, but the "white
house" was still in existence and was
used by members of the tribe as a
sort of supply house for rope with
which it  wus covered.
It is thought that this may explain the disappearance of Andre and
his companions, as Andre may have
landed at the place indicated and
perished. Father Turquotillc., said
Bishop Pascal, will make another
journey shortly and will endeavor to
get all  the  facts.
Mergers Are Costly.
Whether coal nnd iron will be any
cheaper is another matter. There is
an object lesson in tlie cement mer
ger. It represents an enormous trust,
and the immediate effect has been an
increase in the cost of cement. There
will be a saving in the operations or
the expenses of the coal and iron company, but will inure to the advantage
of tlie stockholders, and it will be a
mercy if the people, the consumers,
do not have to pay tribute to sonu
one. In every direction there is the
tendency to trusts—in groceries, In
fuel, in leather, in cement, in plumb
ers' supplies, in paper, in everything
in which men or money can command
or control. It would be all right il
the people did not suffer, but usually
they are ground between the upper
and Ihe nether millstone.—British
Whig,  Kingston.
Banks In Sweden.
Stockholders   In   private   banks   In
Sweden must be Swedes.
The White Feather.
The origin of the expression "Show
the while' feather" Is lo be found In
tbe ftlt'l that a pure blooded gamecock
has no while In Its plumage. The
purest blooded birds are tbe best tight-
Deer In Scotland.
It   has   been   estimated   that   from
00.000 to 100,000 deer feed In the for
eats of Scotland and that 4..UUU stags
are killed auuually.
No Chance to Learn.
"It's no use for me to go to bcIiooI
any more," said little Elmer. "I'll
never be able to learn how to spell."
"Why not?" asked his mother.
"Because," unswered Elmer, "the
teacher keeps changing -words on me
all the time."
Driven to Cover.
Lin rile-Did you bear Tom Beverly
say that be thought Mamie Dudley
was pretty?
Minnie—Yes. I'm afraid be gets his
Ideas of beauty from the girls pn the
covers  of  the  maga-rtaeA.—Cleveland
The First Savings Bank.
Next year there will come an odd
and interesting centennial—the hundredth anniversary of the founding ol
the first savings bank. It will certainly be a centennial worth observing, and Presbyterians will have a
right to front seats in nnv celebration
of the event, for the founder of thut
firrt savings bank was a Presbyterian
village pastor. The minister of the
•hurch at Ruthwell, Scotland, distressed at seeing the wastefulness of
the laboring people In his parish, ottered in the year 1810 to (lay 5 per
Icent. interest to anvhodv wdio would
leave savings with him. The minister, Rev. Henry Duncan, had the financial genius to make a go of his
original project, and he was able a
few years later to record in a pamphlet on "A Parish Savings' Bank" a
very remarkable betterment of economic conditions in his neighborhood—;
less drinking and more thrift. The
pamphlet attracted wide attention,
the experiment was Imitated elsewhere, and the vast savings bank system of the civilized world has sprung
I from this root. The town of Ruth-
well felt it owed so much to Mr. Duncan that in the year I84fi it erected
a public monument to his memory.
The  Troubles  of  a   Navy.
The New York Herald discovers a
danger in the creation of a Canadian
navy. There is no fear that the international good-will which now exists
between   Canada   and    tic    United
States will be interrupted because
Camilla proposes to build and maintain a navy. We may believe that
we do not now remain at peace, b ■-
cause we are not armed and well prepared to fight, lint The Herald finds
ground for fear in  the entanglements
likely to ensue in consequence of the
Anglo-Japanese alliance, In the event
of trouble between Japan and the
United States, the Canadian navy,
ill tin* opinion of The Herald, would
necessarily operate in conjunction
with the British navy against the
United   States.—St,   John  Sun.
West Wants Railways.
The results of two provincial dec
tions in the west show most conclusively that the people want railways.
They are not very much concerned
just now about what they are to cost,
but they want the lines, and the men
who say they will provide them ar.-
patte I ou the back and sent to the
Legislatures to see that the railways
are   built.    Calgary   Herald.
Telling the Age of a Fish.
The age of a fish can be determined
with accuracy by inspection of the
otoliths, or bony concretions which
are iound ill tlie auditory apparatus.
These, otoliths increase in ■ during
the entire life of the fish, each year
adding two layers, a light colored
layer formed in summer and a dark
layer formed in autumn and winter.
The alternate layers are sharply contrasted and very distinct, so that
there is no difficulty in counting
them. The number of pairs of layers
is equal tu the number of years the
fisli has lived.
Little Canadian Weekly's Cartoons
Recall Bygone Days In Canada's
Affairs—Grant and the Miking of
Queen's University — A Page of
Comment-Sir William Van Home
and Cock-Fighting.
If one wishes to be reminded at a
glance and witli the least possible
trbuble of tiie transftoriness ol human
things; of how soon the seven par.s
assigned by Shakespeare to man on
the stage of life ure played, and how
inevitably com* to each and nil the
ringing down ot the curtain, let -'-in
consult the files of an old newspaper
or periodical. ...
H; re on the tuble of a public library is the file 'of a little Canadian
weekly that has long ceased to bi
published, but which during its twenty odd years of life furnished its read-
ers With many an entertaining hour,
drove dull care away, and at tlie
same time threw light on many a
public question of the day. ItlS
the lib* of "Grip" for the year 1880.
The address label on the bound
copies is itself a reminder of the
flight of time, for it bears the name
of "Joseph Duhamel, Q-C..' once one
of the leading special pleaders at the
ltar of Montreal, ,      ,   ■
The volume opens with  a full-pag.
cartoon.   A clergyman with one hand
thrust within the breast oi his coat,
is b-ing warmly clasped by the ether
hand by a young woman in tuque am
blanket suit. A second glance and
all is clear. . ,
It is Dr. George M. Grant, principal
nf Queen's University, being welcomed home by Canada.
At one side stands a lady with an
address in her hand. This is Kingston, but the greetings from Canada
show that Principal Grant does nOt
belong to Kingston alone.
He was a contemporary of the late
Sir William Dawson, principal of Mc-
Gill; they were both born and educated in the same little town, and perhaps thev represent the b*i*t that Canadian universities have yet produced.
On the next page are a couple of
Columns of what may be called current comment, One paragraph is very
interesting When read by the light of
recent events.
The Liberal party at Ottawa had
then been in opposition eleven years,
and it had already had three leaders
—Mr. Mackenzie, who had led it into
Opposition in 1878, Mr. Blake, who
succeeded Mr. Mackenzie, but wearying of the up-hill ' and seemingly
hop -less fight, had resigned, to b" followed bv Mr. Wilfrid Laurier, who at
the time of the writing of that comment had been in the saddle two
His first lieutenant was Sir Richard
Cartwright. This is what "Grip"
wrote of them twenty years ago:
"Rumor again whispers/ that a
change is to be made in the leadership
of the Reform party at arr early date.
Mr. Laurier expresses himself very
willing to hand over the reins to Sir
Richard Cartwright at any time, but
Sir Richard does not manifest much
anxiety to take them. ,
"It is this indifference in the commanding officer that is demoralizing
the Grit rank and file.
"A leader ought to be full of confidence in himself, and loaded to the
very muzzle with ambition.
'"Mr. Laurier is a most admirable
nnd' gifted gentleman, admired by
friend and toe alike, but he is not a
political  pugilist.
"Sir Richard is a perfect Parlia-
mentarv John L., but he either has a
want of faith in himself or the future
of the party that robs him of his
"What seems to be needed is a
combination of the qualities of the
two men. Isn't there some young
Liberal looking for a job?"
If the man who penned those lines
is alive, lit would be compelled to
admit that in this case at least he did
not read aright the signs of the times;
that much less did he understand the
character of the man about whom he
was writing.
Mr. Laurier, or Sir Wilfrid, as he is
known to-day, lacking in confidence
in himself, or in ambition, or not
relishing a light-what could be more
false? Let anyone ask the Opposition
to-day what they think about it.
If there was "any young Liberal
looking for a job" lie did not get it.
Laurier stuck to his guns, and seven
years later they battered down the
citadel of power, held by his opponents for eighteen long years.
A little farther on is a page cartoon
in which Mr. (now Sir William) Van
Home, and the late Hon. Thomas
Oreenway are the central figures.
Thev have been indulging ill cock-
fighting. The fight is over, and each
holds  his  bird in   his   hands.
Mr. Groonw.y's is crowing lustily,
while Mr. Van Home's is drooping
and  shows  signs ol  collapse.
It will also be noticed that Mr.
(Jreenway's bird bears the face of Sir
Oliver Mowat, then Premier and Attorney-General of Ontario, while that
ol Mr. Van Home has a face that reminds one of Hon. Edward Blake,
Near the scone ol the light is a railway crossing
The cartoon relates to a judgment
oi Ihe Supremo Court just rendered by
which it was held that railways with
provincial chart' r- In Manitoba had a
right to cross tho track of the Canadian Pacific, which had then b--en
in op'ration only [our years. To-day
Manitoba contains a network nf railway-, and al a point near Portage In
Prairie the lines of throe transcontinental systems cross one another.
Sr Oliver was conns-'! for Manitoba,
Mr. Blake for the railway company.
of oourse, the face most frequently
seen throughout this volume is that
of Sir John Macdonald, and while often the faces of other public men are
poorly done, and in some cases would
be unrecognizable ware it not for the
lines beneath the picture, those of tho
great Premier are perfect, Even in
caricature the likeness, or at least
the essential features, are clearly
brought out.- Montreal Standard,
Mistaken For Jim Corbett.
A story which is being told behind
the scenes at the Lyceum theatre in
London, Eng., just now is one concerning Mr. Eric Mayne, who plays
ilildehrand in "The Proud Prince,"
and whose athletic figure shows to
inch advantage on the stage. Coming
nut of the stage-door ufter n matinee
the other day, he ran into a couple
oi urchins. "That's him!" said one,
excitedly. "That's the bloke what
gets shrivelled up" (alluding, of
course, to the manner in which Mr.
Mayne is changed to a hideous-look-
ing jester by the archangel). "Gam!"
said the other urchin. "That ain't
Mr.  Mavue: that's Jem Corbett!"
There is absolutely no occasion for
when you come to look at the new winter suits and overcoats we have just placed in stock. Such perfect specimens of fine tailoring are seldom seen outside the merchant tailor shops. Such values are never known outside this store. We are positive we can fit any man and
satisfy his judgment as regards style and quality. You
have a good range to choose from and you know exactly
what you're getting. There's a certain dressiness about
our suits and overcoats that distinguish them on the
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
0. E. Lyon of Fernie, was in
town Tuesday.
S, Sugron of Sparwood, was
iu town Saturday.
Do you enjoy a pool game.
Drop in on Sam Suell. 51
J. Royerson of Toronto was
in town on business Friday.
All kinds of Rubber Stamps
at The Hosmer Times oflice,
Government Agent Alexander of Fernie is in town today.
The best weather in the Pass
has prevailed all during the
Robert Forbes of Calgary,
was one of Uosiner's Sunday
II. A. Brink of Duluth, Minn.,
was hero on a business trip last
Mike Johnston, an old-time
miner, left last Saturday for
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. George Longpre, Sunday,
January Otb.
Clark's Moving pictures and
vaudeville Monday night at tho
opera house. '"'
Fur o comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
sbop ni' Sum Sncll. 51tf
T, (.'. Phillips of Cranbrook,
auditor of the <'. P. R. company,
was iu town today.
A gii'l was burn In Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Broloau, at Camp
Xo. 7, Sunday night.
Dr. C. II. Weldon of Michel,
was down Sunday with bis victorious hockey team.
Frank Labollo transacted business in Fernie Monday.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath,
Pete's Barbershop. lltf
The number of fires in Fernie
last year was 21, and the aggregate losses were $5,313.00.
Pete Lighthauser has been
appointed local agent for the
sale of Fort George town  lots.
A. Mills & Son say they can
" boot" every man, woman, boy
or girl in Hosmer. See their
ad. 22tf
It is more than possible that
the " hello girl " of the new local telophone pjechnnge may be
a hello man.
A new storm door was last
Tuesday added to the front of
the postoffice by* Postmaster R.
W' Rogers.
The Fernie Miners' Club has
been notified that their license
will not be renewod for the
coming year.
The watch rallied by John
McDonald last Saturday was
won by an employe of Camp
No. 3, on Ticket No. 121.
Louie A. Lanthier left Tuesday evening for Banff where
be will remain several weeks
for Ibe benefit of his health,
lie has recently been troubled
with rheumatism. *
It is understood that with the
completion and furnishing of
tbe new school bouse school
will lie continued in Ihe two
spacious rooms of that building
with two teachers.
Sunday last Mrs. Bert Wild-
man while leaving the house
for the purpose of skating,   fell
Fred 0. Waters was a visitor and severely sprained her right
in  Pincber   Creek   this  week, j
leaving Tuesday evening.
By what  kind  of n  possible!
fluke did Hosmer lose Sunday's
hockey game to Michel '(
The busiest and mightiest
little thing that ever was made
is Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets.. They do the
work   whenever  you
wrist.     The  injury   has   been
quite painful during the week.
Although the weather has
been rather unfavorable work
on the new school house has
been pushed right along during
the past week, and it will soon
be enclosed and ready for inside work.
reqiiire'    Chamberlain's Cough  Reme-
cbange dy never disappoints those who
of   the
theiraid.   These tablet
weakness into strength, listless-j use    it    for obstinate
ness   into   energy,   gloominess | colds   and   irritations
into joyousness,
is so gentle   ono
tings,    It stands unci   remedy for   all
Their action ; throat and
don't, realize rivalled as
they have  taken a  purgative, throat and lung diseases
Sold by all druggists. , by all druggists.
Robert Casse, aged 19 years,
an employe at Camp No. 7, died
Tuesday in the hospital where
he has been for some time.
The disease wus consumption.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon.
• Monday, of last week, O. G.
Henderson of Fernie, collector
of customs, was in Michel arranging for the opening of the
port at thut place. At present
George Ellis, formerly of Fernie is in charge of the port.
At Fernie last week, Wednesday, two men robbed the till of
the Queen's hotol of $52. Tha
burglars gained access to the
hotel by the front door which
the barkeeper had forgotten to
lock. Constable Gordon arrested Mike Ward aud John Williams, who wero charged1' with
the crime. Magistrate Whi Ulster sent them up for trial,
Monday evening, while play-
itig hockey on the rink, corner
of Third avenue and Main
street. Eugene Quinn was severely injured. A puck, sharply driven by Sam Patterson, accidentally struck young Quinn
in the face, cutting a deep gash
over his right eye. Dr. C. P.
Higgins took several stitches in
the wound, and Quinn will not
lose his eyesight.
From Tuylorton President
Powell of the U. M. W. of A.,
sends the compliments of the
season to till members of the
At Fernie on Monday last D.
J. Digby, William Scott, William Morrison and William
Kummer were nominated- for
alderman. No ono was nominated for mayor, and three
more candidates aro required
for aldermen, a dear case of
the office seeking the man.
At the Methodist church Sunday evening Rev. R. W. Lee
presented handsomely bound
books to 17 of his Sunday school
s holars. Five members of the
family of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Courtney have not missed a
weekly uttenduuee on the Sunday school during the ministrations of Rev. Lee.
Sunday night next at the
Methodist clrtirch the Rev. R.
W. Leo will commence a series
of addresses on " Sketches From
Pilgrim's Progress." Mr. Leo is
making a special study of these
characters of this world famous
book, and a hearty invitation is
given to everybody to bo present at the lirst address of the
In Fernie building operations
still continue to be fairly active
and work is pioceeding on several pretentious b u 11 d'i n g s.
Three large hotels are in course j nal.i',mu,nt to Illt!ot February
of construction and work on kg, Within an hour tho royal
the new Presbyterian church is | w,.it8 ,im, bee„ dispatched from
Exciting; Political Situation In the United States Precipatedby President
While a political storm is
sweeping over England there is
now brewing in tho states a cyclone of magnificent proportions'. President Taft has summarily dismissed from the office
of chief forester Gifford Pinchot.
A dispatch from Washington,
D. C, says:
Gifford Pinchot, chief forester
of the United States yesterday,
is a private citizen today, ap-
paruntly unconcerned and smiling, in great contrast to the
political ferment in which
Washington finds itself.
The summary dismissal conveyed in the president's letter
in its closing lines, "By your
accord you are useless as
a surbordinate of the government and it therefore now becomes my duty to direct the
secretary of agriculture to remove you from your office as
forester," has brought nothing
from Mr. Pinchot than the simple statement; " I would prefer
to say nothing fit this time,"
but political Washington almost trembles to think what
may be the result.
Pinchot in the opinion of
many becomos the pivot on
which the insurgents' fight with
the administration can turn its
guns. The effect of Pinchot,
the personal friend of Theodore
Roosevelt and head champion
of the Roosevelt conservation
policy, being ousted from the
official family of President Taft
is another phase of the conjectures which fill the air. The
effect of Piuchot's dismissal upon the congressional investigation of Secretary Ballinger and
the land oflice is still another.
Parliament Is Dissolved
The people of England are
preparing to vote next Saturday. The second parliament of
King Edward's reign came to
an end Monday. The ceremony of dissolution was brief and
formal, At 3 o'clock at Buckingham Palucd the king signed
the proclamation dissolving the
present, and summoning a new
Boss Alexander Is Killed
At Coal Creek, last Monday,
William Alexander, fire boss at
the mines, died. Several days
since while handling u wire cable haulage he met with an accident. At the time this was
not considered serious, but he
expired under an anaesthetic
administered in order to perform a slight operation to extract a small piece of wire broken off in the unfortunate
man's knee. Alexander wus un
old employe of tho company
and a well known and respected
citizen of Coal Creok.
John Burns a Scrapper
From London comes the news
that on Thursday last, John
Burns, president of the local
government board and labor
leader, in the house of commons
had a smart mix-up with an unidentified man as he was leaving a political meeting last
night. The minister was about
to enter his motor car when the
man sprang upon him from behind and threw him to the
ground. There was a lively
struggle and exchanges of blow*-
until the police pulled the assailant away. In the excitement the offender escaped.
Roasts American Smoking Cars
Speaking at Minneapolis lust
wcok to an association of commercial travelers, F. J. C. Cox
of Winnipeg, grand chancellor
of tho United Commercial Travellers for the northwest district-
said :
" Your smoking cars are not
fit for travel. In the first place
the car is cheaply constructed,
and in case ot a wreck means
certain injury to its occupants.
The smoking curs should be
constructed with the same consideration for travellers as the
day coaches or sleeping cars.
They should be made of steel.
Then again your smoking cars
are filthy. Your railroad officials seem to have no regard
whatever for any cleanliness in
these coaches."
Banquet To McKibben
On Tuesday evening of last
week, at Rossland, B. C, a banquet was tendered R. S. McKibben, well known to quite a
number of people in Hosmer
and vicinity. Fqr the past nine
years Mr. McKibbin has been
manager of the Rossland agency
of the Canadian General Electric company, but is now leaving to take up his residence in
Two presentations were made
to Mr. McKibbin, one consisting of a sterling silver tea
set and a pearl-handled, silver-
mounted dessert set, while the
officers and members of Co. A,
102nd regiment gave him a
splendid travelitig suit case.
The menu was elaborate, while
the service was all that could
be desired.
Ft. George Town
Lots for Sale
for sale. Deop water harbor.
They are selling like hot cukes.
Easy terms.   Call und see maps
Front St. Hosmer, B. C.
being carried on. For a considerable number of private
dwellings and stores contracts
have heen let.
Clark's Moving pictures und
vaudeville show was at the
Hosmer opera house Wednesday evening and will be there
Monday evening with some of
the most attractive and  infer
tile crown office to constituencies of (he United Kingdom.
McMullin In Line
The attorney general has recommended J. H. McMullin to
succeed W. Manson us government agent at Prince Hubert.
The appointment has been approved by the executive at its
estit.g feature films ever taken I sittil'»'' Ml' McMullin for some
on the road. Clark has a good itime Past has bt3e" i»»peotor °f
show, and has established a cir- P»viiio.i»I police and senior of-
cuit including Hosmer, Fernie, ii(-e1' o£ u,e Provincial force uu-
Coal   Creek   and   Michel.     He der F' S' Hu88eJr'    He was iov
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
HOSMER, 13. C.
Storm Victims
A dispatch from Regina.Susk.,
dated Jan. 5th, says that news
of the toll exacted by last Friday's storm iu death and suffering continue to come to hand.
The storm appeal's to.have been
very severe along the Sio liue
and many casualties are reported. These include a homesteader who wns frozen to deutii on
New Year's day south of Rou-'
leuu, a man named Clark, of
Lang, who perished while driving a loud of hay from his farm
eight miles south of town.
Three little children, living
south of Yellow Grass, going
from their father's place to the
home of their grandparents,
two miles distant, were cuught
in the blizzard and when found
by a search party theyoung boy
was dead with his two sisters
huddled in the snow beside him.
Fear is ulso entertained with
regard to safety of Sheriff A. V.
Whitehead, of Weyburn, who
left to drive in the south country New Year's day and has not
since been heard from. The
mounted police are searching
for the sheriff.
Have you a weak throat?
If so, you cannot be too careful. You, cannot begin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and tho last is always
the harder to cure. If you will
take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy at the outset youViri^ie
saved much trouble. Sold by
all druggists.
I was in a house last week where
they had three nickel alarm clocks.
One had lost its bell, the other its     A
legs, the third was so clogged with
dust it couldn't tell the truth.
There should be one more alarm
clock in that house and that's an
IRONCLAD.-It's knockproof, it's
dustproof, it rings to beat the band.
A new shipment just in.
Bennett Bros.      Hosmer
For Sale only by A.   B.   CAMPBELL
The indications ure that tho coming Winter will bo very severe.   You will never
realize this if you have ono of our up-to-
date heating plants in your building.   We
sell steam, hot water aud hot air heaters.
HIXOJI & FERGUSON,     Tinners, Plumbers, etc
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms Main St., Hosmer
\>tV++*+/+**t*s**S*A *+**++** J
may in tlie future add Corbin
to the list.
Chamberlain's Cough Ilem-
edy is not. a common, evcry-day
cough mixture. It is a meritorious remedy for all the troublesome and dangerous complications resulting  from  colu in..,.  ,,.,„ .....,_,
the head, throat,chest or lungs, cutes congested It
Sold by all druggists. all druggists.
merly   stationed at Fernie
chief of provincial police.
* *******^t * ** *
* When yon order #
♦Clothes to Your*
;     Measure      ;
Order Hobbei'lln's.   Cull and see *
Chamberlain's Cough I?em-
edy is a very valuable medicine
for throat and lung troubles,
quickly relieves and cures painful breathing and a dangerous-, *
y sounding cough which indi-
,   Sold by
samples,    Satisfaction  guaraii-
ecd.   We ave the sole agents
Lines of Men's Blucher
Laced Boots, Patent
Leather in Vicikid
Calf and Tan.
Clearance price
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class stylo /
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
Aiello & Bossio?
* *
^. Main St., Hosmer ^.i
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I   Queen's Hotel
| The Workingman's Home
t >s
t        Is now under the management of Robert Gourlay
I and will be run for the accommodation of the working
*, class. All modern improvements. Transent rates $1
* per day, special.rates by the week
I Front St. Hosmer, B, C. ]
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