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Array Your special attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A Mills & Son
Your special attention is called to oni-
ad on back page.
A Mills & Son
Volume II.
An Enemy to Dandruff
ITied once a week and rubbed well into the
root* of the bair with the finger tip*
Savoderm -Soap
will quickly cure dandruff and restore the scalp
to a healthy condition.
Rinse the hair well in warm water after each
shampoo, and dry thoroughly.
Savoderm Soap is absolutely pure and
contains medicinal Ingredients prescribed by
the Medical Profession for the prevculi.en of
dandruff and scalp diseases.
UtefA.XU!S&   '.
Very Harmonious Gathering and
Considerable Business Done
The Hosmer Drug & Book Store
H. F. McLEAN, Manager
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.
This is the service we give our customers. These are the opportunities
we offer to our friends. Our increasing business speaks of the appreciation of our town customers. Your orders are never held over.
You always get what you ask for. We are in business to please the
general public aud our efforts are appi-eciated.
BECAUSE we have a most thoroughly equipped store. We have
a stock of Drug Sundries and Patent Medicines that, we are proud of.
We have a thoroughly equipped Stationery, Crockery, Leather Goods,
Chocolates, Phonographs, .Soaps, Sporting Goods, Wall Papers and
Jewelry departments.   We handle the best of everything.
Our constantly increasing sales are a sure indication that
the people appreciate our efforts to meet outside competition
and build up a greater Hosmer. This Pay Day's bargains
will be found a great money saving opportunity. Just received a large consignment of Shoes in men's, women's and
children's, best quality at moderate prices.
Opera House Block
Geo. H. Marlatt
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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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
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The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
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\ Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week
Queen's Hotel
Opposite 0. P. R. depot, llosmer, B. C.
| Big Free Moving Picture Show f
New feature films each week under the operation of Joe Kuklo J
The Hosmer Board of Trade
held their monthly meeting in
the old school house last Monday evening, May 9th and like
all the meetings held this year,
there was a good attendance.
One of the most noticeable
features of the evening was the
harmony that characterized the
Those present were R J. Cole,
H. L. Brown, A. Mathieson, W.
Robson, R. W. Rogers, A. McL.
Fletcher, 0. B. Winter, T. A.
Cornett, F. Labelle, L. A. Lanthier, E. I. Bennett, J. D, Thompson, A. Fortier, S. Slinn, John
Wylie, .1. Bossio, A. E. Ferguson, C. H. Dunbar, A. J. Bennett,
B. B. Mills and B. F. Lester.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted.
Mills-Winter. That .1. Wylie
be elected a member of the
board.   Carried.
Robson-Bennett. That the
board make formal application
to join the Associated Boards
of Trade of Eastern British
Columbia and that a cheque for
$25 be sent for entrance fee.
Winter - Dunbar. That' the
resolutions of Associated Board
be laid on the table.   Carried.
Fletcher - Thompson. That
the sum of $175 bo granted to
purchase 200 ft. of hose for thc
Fire Brigade. An amendment
was moved by Gourlay-Slinn
that the board furnish $100 toward new hose and thc balance be raised by subscription.
The original motion carried.
Winter - Dunbar. That the
money be handed over to the
Fire Brigade and the fire chief
wire for hose at once.   Carried.
Robson-Slinn. That the president appoint a committee to
inquire into the question of tire
protection and obtain plans, etc,
to forward to the insurance
underwriters at Vancouver
with a view of getting a new
survey made of the town. Carried. The committee appointed was Cornett, Dunbar and
Robson-Fortier. That a delegation be appointed to interview Lewis Stockett with regard to use of the whistle for
fire purposes. Carried. The
following volunteered their
services, Gourlay, Lester and
Result of Advertising
A despatch from Washington, D. C, says: "That
systematic advertisingof the
country in the interests of
immigration is carried on by
Canada is shown by reports of
Daniel G. Keller, commissioner
general of immigration of the
United States. The result is
that the Dominion gets a large
number of farmers from the
western states, and the farmer
is followed by the merchant
and manufacturer. For the
year ending March .'{1, 1010,
103,780 people from the United
States emigrated to Canada
and 57,903 came from that
country. During the preceding
year 140,908 emigrated to
Canada from the United States
and only 3208 persons of the
same class came from Canada
to this country. During the
same period 3066 clerks mechanics and 0001 persons with
occupations not classified immigrated from the United
States to Canuda, while 1354
clerks and mechanics and 22.-
230 persons with occupations
not classified came from Canada.
Thirty per cent of the immigration into Canada during the
last year was English, 8 per
cent Scotch, 33 per cent from
the United eStatcs and I per
cent Italians. The general estimate is that each emigrant
going to Canada from the
United States has about $10001
money and chattels." I
Furniture specials at Bennett
The Coming of Halley's Comet
Halley's comet—it's tail, anyway—will bo in  o;ir midst  on
May 18th.
None of us, not even the
astronomers, know just what it
will be like wben we get our
baptism of tail. But we do
know how the blamed old thing
is stepping off space in its 10,-
000 league boots, and therefore
we can tell pretty accurately
when it will arrive, and the
hours we can see it and such
The comet rises in the east
at 3:47 a. in. upon May 17, "the
day before." It will then be
rushing at us at a fearful rate
of nearly 100,000 miles an hour,
while we are at the same time
speeding, at almost right angles
to cross its path, at a pace over
half that fast. The comet's
head will then be about 12,000,-
000 miles from us, with its great
tail of gaseous light streaming
out across our orbit, or path,
and steadily coming nearer to
our earth. This tail will cause
all the harm, if there be any,
for the chances of the comet's
head hitting us are, scientists
tell us, less than 1 in 281,000,000.
With every tick of the clock
the fiery tail will be swept 26
miles nearer us. The comet
will be still facing the sun,
around which it circled April
19th. Upon that date it was
going at the greatest speed,
1878 miles per minute, and but
54,000,000 miles from the sun.
It will be quite dark when
the comet rises at 3:32 a. m.,
May 17th, and it will be a
brilliant sight until the rays of
the sun dims its own light. All
the morning tlie comet will be
in the American sky, disappearing in the west in the afternoon.
Whether it will be bright
enough for us to see it during
the daylight of May 17th is a
Then will come the wonderful
"day of the comet," for in the
early morning hours of May
18th the earth and comet will
pass each other. The comet
will remain between the sun
and the earth for 14 minutes.
This will occur between 1:31
and 1:45 a. m. Washington time,
which will be 2:45 and 3:00 in
Hosmer, hence invisible in this
country, for the western hemisphere will be turned away from
the sun.
In Europe, Asia and Africa,
it will be one of tho greatest
astronomical sights ever afforded the inhabitants of the earth.
In England it will occur between
6:31 and 6:45 a. in.
Hut that will be merely a
heavenly sight of rare wonder
alike to scientist and layman.
The real cause for alarm occurs
when as the comet rushes between the earth and the sun
the world dives into the tail
and is completely enveloped by
it. The constitution of that
sheath of light--the tail—is by
no means definitely known
Some of it is metallic vapor.
That it is composed of gas of
known, and perhaps of unknown properties is also.
But do not be disappointed.
The next evening, May 19th,
thc comet will appear in the
western sky for a few minutes
after sunset, and will be a truly
gorgeous, awe-inspiring spectacle. The danger, if tbere was
any at all, will have passed and
comet watch parties will be in
order. On May 20th you will
probably see the comet for an
hour or more, as it does not set
until 8:11 p. m. Its si/.e will
still be enormous. It will be
the one big wonder of thc
evening skies during the rest of
the month, setting later and
later each evening until it
finally gets without the range
of the naked eye.    Exchange.
Frank Strike is Settled
The Lethbridge Herald says
the tbat differences between
the management and the miners at Frank were adjusted
yesterday and work will be resinned to-morrow.
Don't forget the free moving
picture show nt the Queen's
Hotel, Saturday evening from
8:30 to 11 p. in.
| Nation  Not Prepared  For the
Blow, Illness Short Duration
London, May 6.— King Edward VII died at 11.45 o'clock
I tonight in Buckingham Palace
j of bronchial pneumonia which
developed from a cold contracted a few days ago. Prince
George of Wales immediately
upon his father's death became
King. The initial act of the
new ruler was to telegraph to
the Lord Mayor of London the
annoucement of the King's
The telegram was: "To the
Lord Mayor, Mansion House,
'I am deeply grieved to inform
you that my beloved father the
King passed peacefully away at
11.45 tonight." Signed "George."
Then came the official bulletin issued by the king in his
last moments. In an instant
the news that all England
dreaded and which they had'
looked for all day was flashed j
throughout the country. Although the eiuient physicians
who attended His Majesty in
his last moments have made
no official announcement as to
the cause of his death, it is
believed that bronchial pneumonia was tho cause of his
death. There is no doubt that
Edward was worried greatly
over the political trouble which
confronted him and that aggravated the illness from which
the King had been suffering
for more than a year.
London, May 7.—In the historic St. James palace, standing
before the dignitaries of the
realm, the "Sailor Prince" this
afternoon took thc oath that
officially established him as
King George V. of England.
The ceremony before the Privy
Council was the same that had
marked accession of his predecessors for hundreds of years.
George V. then issued his first
proclamation, directing all officials to perforin their duties.
The King went first to sep- ■
arate apartment, where he was]
met by Lord President of
council, Viscount Wolverhampton, who formally conimunicat- j
ed the word of the death of I
Edward VII. and the succession ]
of himself.
Royal Dukes,   with   certain
Lords  were   then   directed to]
repair  to  the   King's  room  to
inform him of the terms of the -
Lord President's statement.
His Majesty  quickly   walked
to the  room   where  the  conn-]
cillors were waiting.    In a voice j
broken by emotion he made a
short address.   The Lord Chan- ]
cellor administered the oath to
the   King   and   afterwards   to
various members of the council,
commencing   with   Lords.   As!
they took their respective oaths
they passed in turn  before   His'
Majesty, pausing  to   kiss   his|
hand  as   they   went  from  the;
Interstate Fair Premium List
The 1910 premium list for
the Spokane Interstate Fair
has just been issued. The list
of prizes offered is more liberal
than before, and an improvement which we believe will be
apprecaited by all exhibitors is
the fact that seperate prizes inre
now given for irrigated nnd
non-irrigated fruit. Another1
inducement to exhibitors is the
dry farming exposition to lie
held on the fair grounds during fair week in connection with
the International dry farm
ing congress. A seperate list
of prizes is offered for the exhibits shown in the dry farming
exposition and exhibitors may
compete for both theii prizes
and the regular fair prizes by
bringing double samples. Copies of the complete premium
list will be mailed tree on
request to R. II. Cosgrovo,
Sec'y., 217 Button Blk., Spokane, Wash.
Many a man who knows it
all was never inside a college.
Fresh Saturday Morning
Strawberries California Cherries Bananas
Oranges Lemons Rhubarb
Ripe Tomatoes Green Onions Lettuce
FRED COX        ~
Ice Cream Ice Cream
J Olivers & Sons pure Knglish Marmalade, per \\ lb. ji
j Chivcrs & Sons pure .lams, all flavors, per jar.
J Sugar Corn, per tin	
£ Sliced Lemon (ling Peaches, •'! lb. tin	
ir 20c *
20c }
... 10c *
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:     L. H. LARSON & CO.
Hosmer, B. C. *
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* J. A. LUND, Manager
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I The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd. J
Dealers in Lumber, Lath, Shingles and
Builders Supplies j
! "We Do Not Keep Good Lumber- f
We Sell It"
I We solicit your orders C H. BOMFORD, Agent
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\        FRANK WOODS
Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended HOSMER, B.C.
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Capital All Paid Up SI 1,400,000 Rust $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount   Royal, G. C, M. G.
lion. President.
lion. Sir George Drummond, K. ('. M. (i.. President.
Sir  Edward Clous ton, Hart., Nice   President and General
Branches in British Columbia
Armstrong, Chllllwock, Kinle-rley, Qroonwood, HoHnior, Ki-leewim, Ni-l-ien \V\v Donvor
Nicola, New \Vc-e.iiiiin>ti'i-. Ro88lai)d .Sumniorland, Vee vcr, Voi-non, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Deposit* of $1 unci upward rocolvod. liii.•!■!-[ allowed ict eiin-e-ut raton eeiiel paid
halfyoarly. Thu doposltar is sulije-e-i lee n.> iIi-Im.v whntororin tho withdrawal of tho
wholo cei- nny part of tho deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited       X
Meat Merchants      !
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J   Fresh nnd Cured  Meats.  Fresh  Fish. Game and  Poultry.   J
f   We supply (inly thebest,    Your trade solicited.    Markets   X
X  in all tho principal Towns and Ci tie-in British Columbia.   X
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HOSMER, B. C.    j
All kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood for sale
aciknt run
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
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II. Ini.iia.m
! Hosmep Livery & Transfer Co. |
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
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The native purity  and  garden freshness of
" I He  then   dries  them  cefl".  thus  ensuring
!' the most perfect keeping qualities.   By
I always keeping potatoes evenly moist,
j' lui'V   lire   nude   smooth   and   free   from
knobs lend second growths,    [t in a c-iui
II ous fact that, perhaps, with the excep-
ti' f linrel wheat, the world's standard
crops ii'e produced een irrigated lands."
A   further surprise is given ns in the
alleged  superiority eef the arid  to the j
SAVAGE  is determined  thatlfrom   thc   balf-milc   track trainers and   lu,mld atr^^a ot soil:
i- a new world's team | race managers, and these men make up      "An enormous agricultural advantage
roat   majority,   hut   whether  they | in connection witb lands 1 itecl in and
ile-h-iuiiel districts, tee which irriga-
tht* future will develop. tion would generally lee confined, is the
The hopples should anil will gee, but fad tlent Ihe soil is uniformly nf great
both tho parent associations should richness. The reason for this is perfect-
handle the e|iic-siicii in a careful and ly clear. I'nder humid conditions the
ronservati.,- maniii i in cenler that Dvery-|soil is continually subjected tu bleaching
the sub-soil, washing with it valuable
plant foods, which it is thus impossible
to retain near the surface, where it is
required feer the sustenance of the crop.
It is now an accepted theory amongst
soil chemists that the richest Boils of
the continent cef America lie in the
vicinity cef the Hlllth meridian, where
the rainfall is tlie lowest."
record lee-ton- ihe end eel th.- 1010   tli
racing season and  onu  that  will  stand  will take a stand tigninct  tbe rule d
if preserved by the use of sealed lead packets
"=a Black, Miied and Natural Ureen, 40e, 60e, flOe >«d 70e per ».
riMlK popular opinion of u critic is of -■>   New   York."      "Twenty   dollars."
X    um     who    lias    nn;    learned   any * * \\ hiitV Twouty dollars? The last time
i   .'.,t-  or  .-ere ■■. 'i   iu  any  an, I W"-nt  it wu.i only ton!" "Twenty dol-
■mu\   i..   iherefon   empowered   tn  Bit   iu lar?   plt-iise." "Jluw long lias the fare
i. th    ■■ '-■ i  i have, "Cun you been  raised? i a n't gut uo twonty do)
idugf"    I thu '   -  ->■   ;!*" uspii hus!"   "Twenty   dollars   is   the   fare.
iilg   pupil.      "\  i!    '   -'tan   ynu    play."    I!'.     ;-    Up!"   "I    ain't   going   to   pay   110
■ ■ ,      '   "Then I don'I see anything for   twenty!  I  know  1 only put  up ten lasl
\. ,, b  ;  i" teach music." ." "Then get out of the way. Don'1
y 'U Vo holding up ail t hose peo !
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\   thi'   n.jivnt h    >•;,  Iv    ila\*-   on    lIii* pa lt .    r>nt!n' i.in will   ni'i>.iin\  ua\e ii
1.,!    ,   J;    wbo?.  counsel said, in '  *!1>«™"  >"" twenty dollars!    Move [Jorof holding the world's team  re
-; his .peech:    "Medical °   '    ,,,   J^V'n,   g(i for l;'"1'" i"'"' cord  for m;ii;-v   *0nr8"
wit,.    will   teslilythat   my   unfor- e"          ';   il" l,Ml'M I1";'''1" told 1,,r" !     Minn,-   Heir   and   George   Clano   aro
lunate client   is Buffering  froni  klepto m """ pmP»*tic moiio«yllabIe. wonderfully mated  in hibo, weight, gait
mania, nnd your hum r, you know what ; *    *    * and  disposition.     It  seems  almost   cer-
that is?"    " Yes," said* Judge Uayuor, / \BK1UjIN was tbe first co-oducational ■ *■■'■'> "■'■■  ;1"' two speed merchants will
is a disease  tht   people pay v_/   eolle.
for   many jears   to  come.    One  of. the
I .M inneapolis horseman's principal objects in recently purchasing George
liano, _:ii;;: .. waH to bring this world's
,i. ,1-i in iinnesotit and ilie Interna
lii.inl Stock  Food Farm.
Air. Savage has been in tbe habit of
getting what he goes after and this fact
I will lend interest it. that part of thc
campaign to bo made this fall with Minor iifir and George Gano in an attempt
tn lower tht world's team record nf
2:02% uow held by Lady Maud C. and
III edge wood Boy and to reduce this record to two minutes.
■■ I believe George (Jan.. will be the
noxl two minute pueer and I also believe that before the end of tho coming
season hu, with.Minor Heir, will be
able tn  reduce  the  team  record  mater-
I 'ally. * ■ I hope to piueo it at the two
minute  mark," declared  Mr. Savage a
I few days ago.
S;i lixed is Mr. Savage's purposi to
get this record that he lias already given
definite orders to his farm superintendent, il«rry Horsey, to mak.' every prep-
uri'tion to reduce tho team record to
-■.■m. Mr. Horsey has already mude ar
raugemonts for tho manufacture of
special harness and wagon for these puc-
is and during all of the training sea
son he will overlook nothing that may
rdp to prepare for a world'a record cam
tne ti
go in this country. In the early  make  a   perfect  going  team   and  their
AM AN who has been three times
mai ried and as ol ten left a widow
er was reported to be thinking a
foul th ti ue oi ent*, ring into the blessed
and comfortable estate of holy mati
ii. y. .\ friend ventured ;.. a- .v whel i*
rr ii.. ..- u;;.-; any truth in the rumor and
received this sagacious reply: "Na, nn;
what ivi' mairryin' them, and what wi'
buryin ' them, ii's ower expensive. "
npil K world Cam.ni-, . onductor. Ur,
X. Hans Itichter, is a man <>i' many
likes and dislikes, ami had very
abrupt manners when engaged in his
work. Al a rehearsal some time ago
ilh> conductor was much annoyed at the
calm way the players were taking the
impassione i inus c. "Gent lemon, gun I le
Mini,'' paid he, stopping short, "you're
:iii playing like married men, nol like
days thoy had a rule (hat in ease
I here were but one man and one woman
in n room, al least ono chair shoul I be
between them. One evening au instructor, passing ono of the small sitting-
rooms, was horriued at beholding u
young man aud a young woman occupy-
ng ii" same chair. "Sir,1' he demand
ed uf tho man stu lout, "what is the
meaning of this outrageous behavior?
Do you ii"! know the rules nl the col
legof" " Why—or -don't they say lhat
if a man ami a girl sit alone in a room
they shall have one chair between
phenomenal speed will make thoir ut
forts to lower world's records Loth singly and in double harness a sensational
feature for race meets and state fairs.
l3oth horses are in remarkably good
cnndil ion ami horsemen all o\ i r i he
country are predicting a sensational
season  for I he Savage pair.
Dan Patch, champion of champions, is
wintering unusually well and with him
body ma\  get a fair deal in the matter,  by heavy   lains.    The water penetrat
and that   no injury be worked to either
tho breeding ni- racing int.-rests.   Thoso
wliii aro opposed  to the hopples should1
use  tolcrunce  and   moderation   in   thoir!
efforts to eliminate the straps, and those
who  do  not  want   them  barred  should
also remember that  thoso breeders and
horsemen  who  hold  different  views on
the subject are sincerely trying to im-
prove  and   build   up   the   breeding   .and
raring   interests,   and   believe   thai   the
wln.le   industry   will   be  stimulated   and
built up if the use of hopples is stopped.
They tell us that there in no secret
connected with breeding 2:10 trotters,
bul a lot of people spend a great deal
of time and money trying to find out!
how to breed them.
They may bar the hopples, but it will j
be many, many years before a lot of i
pacers will stop "feeling" fur them.
The  man   with  a  pet   breeding theory'
is   trying  tn   prove   that   he   is  (if  more
benefit    in   the   trotting   horse   business
than   the   fellow   who   standB   off   and
InugllB at   the man  with the theory.
You may convince a man that he is,
w-n.ng on politics, and religion, but did
you ever try to convineo a fellow that
he dooe not own the best bred stallion ,
in  his neighborhood.
There are a lot nf things about horse j
racing which can he accounted for, but
none has ever been able to successfully
explain why the band always starts up
just when the starting judge is on tho
point of announcing the result of a
We Clean and Dye Clothes
Fnr |Kitrnrif. extending from Toronto
to the   Yukon.    Why not for you?
Modern Laundry and Dye Works Co.
309 Bargrave St. Winnipeg
Very often the cheapest aud poorest
production yields most profit. Some
dealers with their own profit in view
try to "push" inferior prepamtiOM
when Zam-Buk is asked for. They tali.
about "just as good," or "'practically
the same,"  etc.
Not one dealer knows what is m
Zam-Buk I If any denier tells jom
that something else is "just us good,"
ask him how he knows!
Besides, the imitation is never a*
/ood as the genuine article. Whea
buying Za.m link, therefore, b< nun
and see the name on the pueket. The
name is protected by law, und tkerei»
lies your safetv.
io  mtroduc
is  gieat   pair
Anent the exaggeration of the abuse
of the hopples, a good story is told of
the ureal and only John Splan, whose
ability, to tise to the occasion has never
been denied, whatever the occasion may
have been, This particular incident occurred  when Splan  was a  member of a
pacers Mr. Savage surely has an attru
tion lint   is vei v haul tu beat.
young group who were discussing various tin ill
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X     furnishing f I an wi "
t liai chance plays is illustrnt
eisteiiy of n bay home, foaled
in 1891), eiriie't ii Kentucky Wilkes Jr.,
broil by Kentucky Wilkes, -M-'c. dam
Kllen Itciuser, by Truman, 2:1*2 (son of
Electioneer .-in-l Telle by Gen. Benton),
is iisse-jie-el by a resicj
Texas, wleee happens to be
Si. i-etai'V Dickinson. I!
bread and cakes have bee
cotton seed   for   yenrs   lee
milACKKKAY, anxious to ontoi  far-  k,"'w-,    .
J.    Mament, stood for Oxford,  think-
iej:  he  might   win   I in-  st-at   i rotn i
Lord   Monck, wine  then   represented  it.
kle-e'iin^ liis opponent in the street one
duv, Thackeray shook hands with him,
bad a little talk over tho situation and
look  leave ot hi in  with  the quotation,
"May  ihe  best  man   win!"     "I   hope
■ot," said I,eer,I  Monck  vory cordially,
with n  pleasant little  l»ew.
..s clothing   ... .
I ,,,- Kunijf 2d dam  Klsio, the celebrated  producing
'' daughter of (ecu. Benton; 3d dam Klnine.
the   producing   duughter   of   Messenger
Duroe, and   Hh dam that great mother
of trotters, Oreen   Mountain  Maid,    lie-
lll'plle W   eel
states that
made from
those   who
AN liotclkoepcr near New Vcerk CityIonly
is   a   I'Ve'iie-hman,   anel   his   family  flour
Analysis of cotton
that ii contains :'.7.7 per cent, more protein than wheat flour, lent is deticienl
lo the I'Xlenl nf -!4.7 pel cent, in carbo-
nydiates. H would recpiire, therefore,
tee be mixed with sugni in order to form
a |ierfect article of f I.   T.e supply the
necessary consistency, al t  hi per cent.
of   wheat   il-nr  is aeided  tie  the  cottun-
 i   Hour   in   'linking   hreud,   lent   fur
le-alce-s no mixture  is  uecdccl.    The e-nst
|of   il ntton sec,I   th,in-   is  said   1"   be
r "ii  per e-e-ni.  that  of  wheat
know   littlo   nieere-   nbuut   Knglish:
than h ■ di en.    His suburban I -I stands
in (hi centre of a" square Ulled with
lurge trees. When Ihe proprietor want
c.l te, call attention to this tichantage
he nut  '.n  lei-- . ar.ls, "The most  shady
hotel around  N'nw  inrk."    Th.- reputa     IN ""' ^«tl"!".11 i'"v"'w -Mr- Heuly sati
1     lnrtli  in  Ins  i.a-ii  mordaul   fashion
the   e.liji'i-iieins   of   Ireland   i"   the
Budget,     He-   sai-:
"The  prutesl  of  trelt
. Hj   Mr, T.  M.  Uoaly, M.l'.l
The- reputation "i thu |ilaco is beyond reproach and
the proprietor does met know yul why si
man} porBous smile when tleei read the
Mm  quoted.
st   tin
wns bred by Hon. Benjamin I-'. Tracy, a
profound studenl nf breeding, and who
was eiuc of the first gentlemen in the
land tee advocate the crossing of Electioneer and  George  Wilkes blood.   K. n
iii.-kv Wilkes by CI ge Wilkes, ..ut of
Minna, by Itecl Jacket, she oul of Undine, by the four-mile race luit-se- Grey
ICagle, was campaigned in tho e-.il.us eef
(li a. Trucy, and lie was tl trotter that
never hoisted a signal of distress. He-
contested ninny hard races without using
op his vitality, as was demonstrated by
his exuberance after he had been retired
i<> the stud, He had the . lean eul appearance up to -S yenrs old, and he enjoyed exercise on the road anel was
vigorous ill proerontive ranks. He was
close tee tin- third of ti century mark
rt-lien he passed away, ('onspi*'uons
iiinnng his gel were: Craftv, 2:00(4;
Temple Wilkes, i':liii, • ' Bravado,
•lilOVj, nud Cnpriee, 2:l2!>i. The blood
line's of Kentucky Wilkes Jr. were re
gardod In many as ideal, represen
.is thev e|i,| the two pheminieiiul s-n
•    * Budget  is uo exudation of Barry  strife-. Hysdyk's ilamblel
rillll.   reverence   for   the   Bubbath   in It   arises  met    only    from   poverty   lent and    I'ileetioneer    tu
X    Scotland sometimes lakes the form fii : ! :'" tnsistem  iuleritatiouul com clams as Minna, Ulsii
  would hardlj  have anlicipated. pacts,   The Budgol doviaod a tax which, Mountain   Maid.
An aid  Highland man once cxpltiiueci without   touching   any   Kuglishuien   li.-le Kentucky   Wilkes   .1
tu llll   linglish  tourist: or | -. simile- Ireland to the bone, Thi- bill li
"They're n  Gocl fearing  set  ..'  folks masterpiece   ve,--    the     tux     ,i    tenant then,
he-re-, sir,  '.I I  thev are. und  I'll give right. two-year-old stake al (
nn, George Wilkes
I   such   producing
Kluiiie ami Green
\s   a   I wo year-old
.   si !   I!i   hands,
was all hot and full of deteimiiiti
In   Augusl   .ef   1001   he  wen   the
Ih'ii with rielic-
tc an instance ■■'(.    Last " ITii* prupusal is the real muinspriny ulceus ease, an.I was shipped in Hendville,
as   the   kirk   was   sknlin',   there   was   ii of Irish hatred lor the Budget. where,  September ii,  he  trotted  a   trial
drover  .-hap   true   Dumfries   along   the "I" serried liie there parades before in   -:-■"">'■_•.       He  staii.-.l   in   the  stake
road, whistlin'and lookiit'iK happ\  as our peasiints'eyes an ogre ariny, brigad against   Ha.jah  ley  l'i-iiice .ef  Indiu ami
if it   was  ia  mi.till.- ..' ta  week.  Weel, '-'I ""l>' for the work ol brigandage,    It was beaten in 2:20!}.'i, Th.' Tracy young-
i.ls   is  a  God-fearing   se-t   "' musters  up  its stamp duties,  its  inere sn-r  was  separately   lime,I   in   2:21,  tin
ten-,  en
lads, anil they  just
most   killed  him."
.'I   up,
inenl duties, its death duties, ami all middle half in 1:08, and John Dicker-
the- other land tnx.-s, i,. nCa.-k ami re- 'son, who trained and drove him, express
duce the- liille :t.ne which wus buliovod '''I the opinion that if he- hail started
I.. i,e- i'mi-iitieei against al! risk uf 'ipolia- earlier tee prepare him fnr the races he
tie,II. |wOllld    liaV.'   tlOtted    tee   a    le'C'eeld    elf   li: I 7
\   farmer who,  in sixty-nine vours,  A"  "  '1'''"°-.V 'M,   Kentucky   Wilkes
11.   w;
hi  under the  hammer at  the
nil In
I into hands I hat did met improv
ONE warm Kebrnary morning i
tda a visitor was motoring with a
young lady, ami by a stream they      'A  farmer who,  in sixty-nine yen
got out to gathui llowors.   After a while | will   unly   have-   repaid   the   money   hi.   ,,.... . .
S boy came up and said: "Hey, mister,  liinclle.id    ive.l,  musl   forthwith   pa,   Marshland closing out snle, nnd ho pass
is thai youi  gin .'-.•.   il .'" "Yes,  1  duty   in case of a sal.- or death, ..a the
suppose so," sai.l  tin- man, "Well, toll  full am..nut nf the loan-   as if the year
her t.. gn h.eine," sai.l  hi'. "Us fellers   I OH1 wore tho your I07U.
- ■ '!'■■ :;i.e- au illustration: If a tenant
rents a holding which ho can sell fnr
rl,.e'iie. the Budget mail's him pay a
doubled duty on (tlpOO. But if the smile lotllcr .' ' ; H '"->"'
holding has been bought nut feer nnuthet
je!,.->00,   llii-   Slate,   whhh   allows   sixty
nan'-- to gee In swimmiii'." He t. Id :.
young lady cef this odd request, lent sin
had met yet, finished inn- bouquet, ami -I.
said, with a laugh, In- musl tell tin- bnj
she- Weill.Ill'I   look.     Mn-'el  shut   her eyes
This lhey wore duly told.   And tl ■■■   -■ n
The brillianl int,spee-i went wrong nnd a
breeding theory suffered in consequoncc
M,- only object in drawing attention
in this ease- is lee shew that there are
other lights tn propagation than iluese
furnished   by   Year  Book  Tables.    The
hi ler muy wield his lines in -i way to
tidvance the breeding Rtnndard but tin
environment uf the foal may defeat his
they elassent   trust   lu
suit,"I gravely ..a ii.    Then the spukes   nine  yeni-B  l:ur  repayment,  will,  if  the
man   retiirnod   anel   saiel:   "The   fellers   tenant die's, exact   from  his widow nnd
orphans a doubled duty on $',000, viz.,  Plnna;   '"'   •' I'l"",s    "'    ""'    training
s!,::.iei  on   the  tenant right, and  tH,,*300  s''1'""1 '»">' su-rusl development.   Chance
u  ihe iiioiii'v  borroweel  to  nnv olt tin-   IH  "n   '■|''11"'"1   ,hl11   ""  Ihe.uglitful  man
1RMAN    KOSKIATOWSKV   of |nn,nul.,i."    ' '* overlooks,    There is no end to theoreti-
United   States   congressional   ' , ,„ |h'„ K.,|,. ,,,- „ tennncy   incromont   '"' 'i""'"1-" '"»• lu|l praclicnl knowledge
duty as well as a doubled stamp dutv on   is essentiul  to a  full  understanding of
■ ■ I intuted vuluo c es iiitn forco:
Die trailitional tirrnngoinonl ef I
wedlcu lc  in  Ireland  is thai  li;.- fanner s
ing experiences tiny had  met.    Finally
th vee-satieeei  turned t.e what  really
caused tin- em-.st fear in man's mind.
cen.' member dwelt upeiu the1 sickening.
dread that came from a pistol barrel
leveled at a person's head and voiced
his belief that man's fear reached the
extreme in such a contingency. A carving knife iu the- hands uf a lunatic was
upheld by another as Ihe proper method
tee sound the depths nf human terror.
Various other human implements of
destruction had their following; see hail
tin' purely imaginative effect cif ghostly
dreams anil unearthly visieens ni dark
nights nnd lonesomu graveyard ncenes.
Most ..I Ihe arguments were backed up
ley e-hnins eef actual experiences and the
ilisciissieen   waxed   warm  anel   most   *. ig
Through il all. strange tee relate. Splan
reinaineil silent, though attentive'tee all
thai was gning nn. Noticing his unusual
quiet, -eiii' nf the party turned and said.
"John, what's th. matter.' Didn't you
ever have any horrible experience?"
The eloque'nl cue smiled a grim Span-
like- smile, "Yes, gentlemen, he saiel.
■-r\c had, I think, a pretty geeeul share
of thrilling incidents in my life, hut I
hesitated tee inject my personal views
into a .-.mlneve rs\ where everybody has
so decided opinions. Bill if ynu ask my
opinion, I'll give it. New, I've s: eel at
the IUU/-/.I" end 'et a pistol, heard the
deadly suggestive click eel' the hammer
lilting, and seen the terribly earnest
look thai dwell in ih" eyes ui' the man
g behind llu gun. tt causes a bad feeling,
gentlemen. I have gazed with fearful
terroT into the demon e-yes cef the innnine
with uplifted knife.    I  have- seen glmsts
myriads of them- in my wnking ami
sleeping moments, and I can assure you
that these visiters from Spiritlnnd made
mosl lasting impressions as wedl as terrifying nnes. I have' had personal acquaintance with eae-h uf the' experiences
thnl you have related, anil I fully agree
with yi.u thai they are highly undesirable tn anyone. But the- nicest sickening
fc-ar that I ever experienced, and which
I  believe will remain see, though  I  live'
In    he    as   eehI    US    MctllUSclall,    WUS    wlldl
a county lair judges' slaiui askeei nn- to
take the' reins behind a hoppled pacer
in a elesperate field nf eighteen, nil nf
them rigged in the- same- way."
Tee see what distance the hopple usage
has geeiie, line has only to attend a few
nf these sue:,Her meetings, anel converse1
with those who depend upien the straps
us n main developing factor.   Ono le* I
er the writer has met met only depended upon them in his training operations,
but applied thom before his pacing can
didaies were brokoji. The yuung things
Hint sin,we'<l promise1 were equipped with
the leg gear while running in the pus
tore, the owners' theory being that this
developed the pacing gait exclusively,
and rendered extinct the tendency to
break. Strang.1 tn re-late1 the1 results
proved quite favorable tee the logic of
this  In- ler.
f\ I! All
\J    tho
reminii too nn  uninigrat inn. rapped
Ihnl 1- "ly in unlcr (a rding 1.. Nippin
e-eeit 's Magazine).    "We will now hear
thosi   who desire  to  speak  on  tlm  new   .     ..ri'!1 t.H.elitional arrange
The flow nf er;is struck at Stirling continues to be the nil important theme of conversation.
Sales are being put through every day and a number of industries aro inquiring about locating
tl Stirling.    Thnl this How of
Gas at Stirling
wide-spread interest is evidenced from the following telegrams just received at this
ii attracting
"Two  men arrived yesterday   representing  large   capitalists, to drill for
large gas well.    Many settlers arriving daily."
n   gels ai
I i ■   iiiirrini
Blglll M   ..I'  the   laud   al
I Ki-iein Review eef Reviews)
the laws of reproduction.    And yet  pic j ]t j K( IIA \li'.\ |,  appliance  has  yield-
gross would bo slow without track tests.  JAJ.   ,.,|  a   numbor of startling para-
1    •  Uniting  machine  Hint   we  plan   in eloxes in its t so.   Hut net least
tiie.I  with  nihe-r  lint   Uliirtling  is  the  a ii nun ne-einent  that   the
ling machines in disclu
weak ami i
parched eieseTi   muy provi
:;;','! '"'.' I.":."".';::,:"'"MI."'   itsstroug nts.   As ,. rule the doctrine  --   , ■        ,,, nn.i irrig
moro  fertile
linn produce
st  is tin- bos! [bettor results than  ruin.    In a  paper in
t he " I 'mi en I Bmpiro" em irrigation, Mr.
bill for the i.-sltic'.i !' immignil i
he " . -!     Where upon  M
.:.    II i'e    Lung,    i e Ijilllglliill,     ' i.
l)'Kauvre, parelils; Hi.- bride     dowr.v    hei    . en u, u( |1|r. H„,,  ,,, „,  ,,
Spagar    Kumar  Ghosh,  and   S'avn      '' "'  the daughters, or pay the young tn tie to.
•     made olo,,uout talks in invor of pul !^""n",,I,,!!?|!l'l?' ,",|V'"."Y,\n¥Vi    \°''i '    "    ' C. W. IVIerson. General Manugor of th
'     ' "      '  "  :'":""h  ''"'           '    :' f uir'iiLre articles   In t  ii  t h.   I',,', l.',e 'n""''   is Imrdly ,i btveder but  what is (Jnniielinn  I'ncillc  Irrlgntion nnd Coloni
 f've tb" purity ol   reul   >-   ri ;     '; ■   ' ;'   '       ^;                 '    •«• (■ anxious to see tiie hopple eliminntecl, in zatlon  V. puny, decFares  his thorough
"     Mr, John Jones spoi-e iu favor       :   '' 7 H   '     ,„',',,       i ''"'' nenrly all cf the prominenl trnniers, bolief In irrigation, He says, "The Bible
' -"I"" i to all. I, - In   o ,/'■'            e'en,1'"      "     """"  thnt is thcisce who mco on I e tracks lends  in   to  inf.-,- thnl   the  Garden  of
bi I   ns   being  cm A ,e- "-'  ', ■     \,' S', ,   ", '  s   '      '       in,-   -ir „   their  opposition   t.e  the K.I. n  wa-  irrigated.    Irrigation  is  tho
.   :'!:,'::::n;,,.l;r,.'::i':l,::'',l',:l:::n.',l'il,'"n st,:,,,,  -         "  « ...,.*i.*„. sv.,,.,,, „.■ „gri,*..ii,.„.
The in.,- n n^.-rs ..f the mile tracks known."    farming under natural raln-|
r|1|l li old /cei'l 'mnn from lie- back !"l> i
J      was In.fling up n line , i passungere -
:   Ihe   ticket    eifli, n   ,,l'   a   I hi. agn I i>
-   itieei   the ol her da v.    '' 1  ivanl a t ;.-i,e- ,
ifeire,  is an  attack  oil  the only  ]eus
"ii   "I   I" "I'  | pi'',  en  a   I r e-iniii
who   are   eilgngod   in   the'   I ;t   pre
 <   industries    tigriculture."
,,i"   I,,'aily   ill   opposed   te   thom,   nnd full is of much mo
'slate tliat'lliey wish t., s.-.' them bnrred today  seven oighl
en- else ninke classes solely feer hoppled supply nf the world is
pacers,   bill    from   ilmse   trainers   wh.. rigated lands:
    alai.es!   exclusively  e,v.-r   Hu-   half        " Where fnrming is
mil.-   trunks,   and   also   from   the   half ing  ii|    natural   rai
i ilh-   Iruek   enanueeis   come   a   note   of eloes   nol    elill'ereutiut.
warning   and   protest   against    the   rule perforce treated  nllnk
burring llu- hupples,  Rnce managers ml vnried their ineiisture
vnnce   tl Inim   that   if   Ihe   hoppled be.    Kvory  prncticul
horses tiro barred  there will  met  be en thinking person  musl
it origin.  I'.1, en I
f   II nt!II*   f I
t produced upon ir- |
carried nn de pend
lull  unlv,  which
.   all    plants   are''
.  m.  mutter how '
cqitiromcnts may   ■
inner and every
elmit thut irriga-
II   le
OUgll heIS, s t
nmI thnt they
down their purses <.
racing progruintnes,
I rack trainers put i
hopples makes a |
at   II
iraining, nnd thai they can get a
li.ees' ready tee race an.I earn I
quickly, but if hopples are ban
will  mil   pay  t" spe'inl siv  months
meetings, j tion is the eenlv agricultural syste
compelled  le. cm   nrdinnrih   pennies  nf   tin-   u m
iso money on their  gen I   treatment, ut   a  very  iiisign
•hllc the' htilf-mile  cost,  . e'  eae-h    individual    '-i"j'    en   flu
the claim thai the  farm, ami opens op possibilities  en  llu
i- in a few  nths'.wnv nf the diversification of crops im
t     |eH*
year 1 ruinuij
j them.
There are
a   horse t
■w pen.pi
ipjposstblc nn the' men irrigated farm.''
cy     Mr. Peterson particularizes the ndvan
1   it  tngos -ef irrigaiinn thus:
ir a j     "By   applying   Ihe   exact   degree   eef
like tn see the' heepplos leaiie'd, ami nearly every mnn ynu talk In will tell ynu
that lhey are- unsightly ami dangerous,
but whether they will be willing to
stand by and support the National and
American Associations in an elTnit t.e
eliminali' them remains In be seen. The
strongest nppositlon tn the enforcement
i eef an aeiti iinpple rule' is gning to come
without jmoisture, the' very ceelnr anil texture nf
| fruits and  vegetables can lie regulated
but what  would   t" a nicety.    The1 irrigation  farmer can
keep his crops growing until they have1
uttnincd their maximum development.
lie- then shuts nil' the water and ripens
them quickly, lie* can make the wheat
berries HI] by watering when 1 he'grain
is 'in milk.' lie cun 'clear' the barley I
grain ami produce thee world's finest
malting barley. The onion raiser keeps
his  bulbs growing until  ripening  time. I
Anil this.—
"Twenty-five lo thirty stopping al hotel every night, Six more dwellings
neecleel immediately,   Things booming.'1
Stirling is having a phenomenal growth. In addition to having the How of gas, ii is »ituui-
ed in the centre nt' thc besl wheal-growing district in ihe world—the district Unit g'rows R)
Bushels lo the acre.   One crop pays for the land.
A despatch front Washington states:
"Professor George Severance, Agr imist, and formerly head of the Agricultural Department of Washington State College1, has gone to STIRLING,
Alberta, to take' charge iis general superintendent of live big farms, comprising 26,602 acres, belonging to live independent companies, In an interview
Professor Severance stated, 'Work has already commenced on 3,000 acres under contract. Our tracts are distinctly dry farming land. The precipitation
runs from 17 to IS inches. These farms occupy a great plain south of STIRLING!. As lite ground is broken and planted to crops the working: force will
he increased until a total of aboul 1.000 men an- EMPLOYED TIIE YEAH
You can Buy Lots to-day at from $75 to $300
Registered Plan
Send for maps, plans and views of Stirling. Hy sending llu1 initial payment of $10 for
each lot wanted you may have ns allot those closest in I'm-yon. wilh privilege of changing to any
unsold when yon gel the plans.
Stirling Townsite Syndicate
Union Bank Bldg., Winnipeg, and Stirling, Alberta
Use following form :
('. I.. KISIIKK, Manager,
Stirling Townsite Syndicate,
I'tiion Hank  Htiilding,
Gentlemen,- Winnipeg.
Enclosed you will find *s being cash payment on lots in
ihe townsite of Stirling (Registered Plan   -1:147   Y).   and'   1   hereby   agree to pay the
balance al tin1 rate of $10 a month ou each lot.    Kindly allot me those closest  in lill
1 yel thi' plans, when I am to have the privilege of changing lo any unsold if I wish.
Kindly send plans, maps and views of Stirling by return mail".
VOL. 1
NO. 20
The Chicken-Hearted Ebenezer
i:\ ki.i.va'.s i:yi:k „r brown
[e'lieltoreil  wilh clis.biin,
" llbeni-'.er   llnelge,"  she1  Bald,
"lliii's   mc  sui'li   u   puin.
Yes, ho ll.'.se n nice nionstnclic,
Tw l.ii'el simply grand.
Wlmt of thut.'   The Billy gonl
llm-n't nnv Blind,
1  "iris
" Kbciuv.ci-  is u  tennr,
r.lu-lu-il whon  I cum,' in.
■Sulci,  ' Uow ure  ye',   Kwliliu. '
Wore u silly grin.
l.'e nlly it  is mnst astounding,
Ollimol   uiuli-rst.-iiiil
Why Home follows in the country
llttvon 't tiny sand.
"Wl  the practice wus concluded
Anil  we enme outside.
It   wns dnrltor still,  mure windy,
Ebenezer shied.
Never aslcod  if he could help mo
Roach my  pruiniseel land.
Hung around and simply rubbered.
-  -  Not a grain of suncl.
"So alone I tramped Uie side-road,
Slipping   nn   Um   e-hiy.
Now I haven't any rubbers,
Left them cm the way,
Khene/.er mny be useful
In the villnge band.
What of lli.-iti1 The stupid fellow
llusn 't   nny sand,''
In  addition tee bis Inch  nf sand,  l-lbenezer wus a dough-head, a mutt,    lie
didn't  know o uli tn e ie in when it   ruins.       lie   IneJced   the   bruins  nnd
energy lee seize opportunity by the olbow—or the waist—nnd make it  bis.
Sej it is with the penpi,, who huve- nv.-r Bmnkod   BU0K-EV15S.    They don'I
know whut they miss.
P. S. -Don't Be an Ebenezer   Smoke a BUCK-EYE
'' When ;i vi'nw
Mr.-!   :i(   bill]   mi-   |i;iHv,
Kbonezer Inn git 8 und jokes
Wonilerfnl jki.I hearty.
And lio plays llu* clarinel
In Um- village band.
Whal ol' that? Tin- stupid thing
II;isn 't nny Band.
•• l-'riday  hist   I  wenl  tn church,
Half ;i itiilr or more.
Practice night, and dark np ink,
How the wind did   roar!
Mud? The pathway was ;i fright.
I* could scarcely shuul.
'Tin a blue <'!:n* road, you see,
llnsit't any Hand.
A Husband by Proxy
(Copyright, 1809, by Desmond IHUOanld,
ett, have goue crazy since that play has
come to town, which gives them a
chance to say that their case is just
thc same ns that poor girl in the play—
their fathers interfered—what were yon
going to say'.'''
that it sufficiently accounts for the na- \i%
tlonal wealth of America aud thc in.li-led'egg. It might be mentioned that the
genre of our own people.   Thc great pro- 'ordinary weight of an egg is 2 oz.
eliic-tivity  of   American   labor  not  only;     A   short   1,111c  ago  a  buff  Orpington
makes   possible   the   rapid   growth   of 1 hen   laid   an   egg   weighing over   4   oz.
American industry, and the enrichment! The owner confessed that he often gets
"Are yon going to read me Uncle jnf all the individuals and institutionsIeggs from this particular fowl We-ighing
Henry's letter?" asked Mrs. Jarr. "Ilthat are In any way related to indus- over 3 oz. In nnotliei case a white Leg-
suppose you're afraid to! Oh, you ran j try, but it also enables the workingman horn pullet laid an egg which turned the
[-around with that old villain, and good-|te maintain a comparatively high rate scale at 4 oz., whilo a Minorca, a few
ness knows what the two of you were (of wages, corresponding much  more to'clays   after   Christmas,   laid
OH, Jeiold. I'm so glad," she said.
"I don't sec why you havo to go
away at nine!''
oiic was radiant wilh blushes.
He  recognized  a cue.
"And how's the dearest little girl in
ail the worldi" he said, handing her the
box of confections. "1 dijlu't think I'd
be able to make it, till i wired. Whilo
this bit of important business lasts wc
«iust do thc best we can.."
He had thrown his arm about her
carelessly. She moved away with a
natural gesture towards tho mau who
kad opeued the door.
"Oh, Jerold, this is my Uncle Sykey
—:Mr. Robinson," she said. "He and
Au'fcit Jill have come to pay me a visit.
eyWinust all go upstairs to the parlor."
r .! was pale with excitement, but her
;.*Ming was perfect.
Garrison turned to the narrow-eyed
•Id man, who was Bcowling darkly upon
"I'm delighted to meet you," he
said, extending his hand.
"Uml Thank you," said Robinson,
refusing hiB hand. " Kxtraordinary hon-
cymuou you're giving my niece, Mr.
ilia manner nettled Garrison, who
esuld not possibly have gauged thc depth
•f the old man's dislike, oven hatred,
•onceived aguinst him simply as Dorothy 's husband.
A greeting so utterly uncordial made
unlooked-for demands upon his wits.
"Tho present arrangement will not
endure very long," ho said significantly.
"In the meantime, if Dorothy is satiB-
fed there seems to be uo occasiou for
anyone else to feel distressed.''
"If that's intended ub a fling at mo
 " started Robinson, but Dorothy interrupted.
" 1'leaso come upstairs," she said, lay-
"\g her hand for a moment on Garrison's
^houldSr; and thou she ran up lightly,
looking back with all the smiles of perfect art.
Garrison read it as an invitation to a
Jrivato confidence, much needed to put
im properly on guard. He bounded up
as if in hot pursuit, leaving her uncle
down there by tho door.
She fled to the end of the upper hall,
near a door that was closed. Garrison
kad lost no spaco bohind her. She turned a white, tense face :ib she came to a
"lie careful, please," she whispered.
"Some of my relatives appeared horo
unexpectedly this afternoon. I had to
wiie on that acceouiit. Get away just
as soon as you can. You are moroly
passing through tho city. You must
write me daily letters while they aro
here—and—don't forget who you are
supposed to bcl "
blio was radiant again witb bluwhes.
• unison was almost dazzled by her
beauty. What reply he might have made
wus interrupted. Dorothy caught him
by the band, liko a fond ytfung bride,
as hor uncle came rapidly up the stairs.
The1 door was opened at his elbow by a
white-haired, almost "bearded" woman,
kugc, sharp-sighted, and ugly, with
many signs of both inquisitiveness and
acquisitiveness upon her.
'•So, that's your Mr. Fairfax," she
saiel to Dorothy. "(Jome in here till I
see whut you're like."
Dorothy had again taken Garrison's
arm.    Sho U*d him forward.
"This is Aunt Jill," she said by
way eel introduction and explanation.
"Aunty, this  is my  husband, Jerold.  '
Aunt Jill bucked away from the door
to lot them enter. Garrison roalized
at uue-e that Dorothy's marriage had (exilic;! much antagonism in the breasts of
both these relatives. A sudden accession of boldness came upon him, iu his
plan to protect the girl. Ue entered the
room  and  faced  the  woman calmly.
"I'm am gltol to meet you," he said,
this time without extending his baud.
"I beg to impress both upon you and
Mr. Robinson that, such as 1 am, Dor-
•thy chose me of her own freo will to
Meupy my present position."
Airs. Robinson wns momentarily
speechless. Her husband now stood iu
tho door.
Dorothy shot Garrison a look of gratitude, but her Immediate desire was for
"Lot us all sit down, and try and gut
better acquainted," she said. "I'm
sure we shall all be friends."
"No doubt," said her uncle somewhat offensively.
Garrison felt himself decidedly uncertain of his ground. Thero was nothing
to do, however, but await developments.
Kc looked about thc room in a quick,
tomprehensive manner.
It was a large apartment, furnished
handsomely, perhaps oven richly, but in
a style no longer modern, save for tho
installation of electric lights. It contained a piano, a fireplace, a cabinet,
writing-desk, two settees, aud the customary complement of chairs.
Tho pictures on the walls were rather
above Ihe average, even in the homes of
thc wealthy. The objects of art, disposed in suitable places, were all in
good  taste and expensive.
Quite at a loss to meet these people
to advantage, unimformod as he was of
anything vital concerning Dorothy and
the game sho might bo playing, Garrison
was rendered particularly alert by thc
feeling of constraint in the air. He had
sjistantly conceived a high appreciation
for Dorothy's art in her dillicult position, and he rose to a comprohonsion of
the role assigned to himself.
Ho had earlier determined to appear
affectionate; he now saw the need of enacting the part of protector.
In the full illumination of the room,
the glory of Dorothy's beauty was startling. Ilis eyes sought her face with no
leed of acting, and the admiration
blazing in his gaze was more than genuine; it was thoroughly spontaneous and
The moment was awkward and fraught
with suspense' for Gut risen, as he found
himself subjected to the flagrantly unfriendly appraisement of his newly acquired relations.
Aunt Jill had been wilted for a moment only. She looked over thoir visitor
with undisguised contempt.
'' Well, I dare say you look respectable
aid healthy," sho said, as if conceding
a point with no little reluctance, "but
appearances are very deceiving."
"Thank yeeu." said Garrison. He sat
down near Dorothy, occupying a small
If Mrs. Robinson was personally pugnacious, her husband harbored far moro
vicious emotions. Garrison felt this in
his manner. The man was looking at
him narrowly.
"How much of your timo have you
•pent with your wife since your mar-
nagef" he demanded, without the
slightest preliminary introduction to thc
Garrison realized at once that Dorothy might have prepared a harmless
lotion with which his answers might not
•orrespond. He assumed a calm and deliberation he was far from feeling, as
le said:
"I was not aware that I should be
obliged to account to anyone Bave Dorothy feer my goings and comings. Up
to the present I believe she has been
quite well satisfied with my deportment;
haven't you, Dorothy*?"
''Perfectly," said* Dorothy, whose utterance was perhaps a trifle faint.
"Can't   we   all   be   friends—and   talk
about "
"I prefer to talk about this for a moment," intcnupted her uncle, still regarding Garrison with the closest scrutiny. "What's your business, anyway,
Mr. Fairfax*"
Garrison, adhering to a policy of telling the truth with thc greatest possible
frequency, and aware that evasion would
avail them nothing, waitod the fraction
of a minute for Dorothy to speak. Sho
was silent. He felt she had not committed herself or him upon the subject,
"i am engaged at present in some insurance business," he said. "51 will
take me out of town tonight, an" keep
ine away for a somewhat indefinite
"H'in! " said Mr. Robinson. "I suppose you'll quit your present employment pretty soon?"
With  no  possible  chance  of comprehending the drift  of  inquiry, Garrison
" I'oBsibly."
"I thought so!" exclaimed tho,old
man, with unconcealed asperity. "Marrying for money is much more remunerative, hey?"
'' Oh, uncle! "said Dorothy.   Her pain
and surprise wero quite genuine.
Garrison colored instantly.
He might have been hopelessly floundering in a moment had not a natural
indignation risen in his blood.
'' 1'lcaso remember that up to thiB
evening you and I have beon absolute
strangers," ho said, with some heat.
'' I am not the kind to marry for money.
Had I done so I should not continue my
present calling for a very modest compensation."
He felt that Dorothy might misunderstand or even doubt his resolution to go
on with her requirements. He added
"I have undertaken certain assignments for my prosent employers which I
mean to put through to the end, and no
one aware of my motives could charge
ine with anything sordid."
Dorothy rose, crossed tho space between her chair and the small settee
where Garrison was seated, took the
place at his side, and shyly laid her
hand upon his own. It was a natural,
wifely thing to do. Garrison recognized
her perfect acting. A tingle of strange,
lawless joy ran through his voinB; nevertheless, ho still faced Robinson, for his
anger had been no pretense.
There was something in his bearing,
when aroused, that invited caution. Ho
was not anian with whom to trifle. Mrs.
Robinson having felt it before, underwent the. experience anew.
'' Let's not start off with a row,'' she
said. "No ono means to offend you,
.Mr. Fairfax.''
"What do you think ho'll do?" demanded her husband. "Order us out of
the house? It ain't li is yet. and he
knows it."
Garrison knew nothing concerning the
ownership of the house. Mr. Robinson's
observation gave him a hint, however,
that Dorothy's husband, or Dorothy herself, would presumably own this dwelling soon, but that something had occurred to delay the actual possession.
"1 came to sec Dorothy, and for no
other purpose)'' he said. "I haven't
the slightest desire or intention to olTcnd
her relatives."
If Robinson and his wife understood
the hint that ho would be pleased to
see Dorothy alone, they failed to act up-
un it.
"We'll take your future operations
as our guide," said Mr. Robinson significantly. "Protestations cost nothing."
Mrs. Robinson, far more shrewd than
tier husband, in her way, had begun to
realize that Garrison was not a man
either to be frightened or bullied.
"I'm sure we shall all bo friends,"
she said. "What's the use of fighting?
f, as Mr. Fairfax says, ho did not marry
Dorothy for her money "
Her husband interrupted. "I don't
boilevo it! Will you tell me, Mr. Fairfax, that when you married my niece
you were not aware of her prospects?"
"I knew absolutely nothing of her
prospects,'' said Garrison, who thought
ho foresaw some money struggle impending. "She can tell you that up to
the present moment I havo never asked
her a word concerning her financial status or future expectations."
"Why don't you tell us you never
knew she "had an uncle?" demanded
Robinson, with no abatement of acidity.
"As a matter of fact," replied Garrison, "I have never known tho name
of any of Dorothy's relations till tonight. ''
"This is absurd!" cried the aggravated Mr. Robinson.   "Do you mean to tell
ine ''
Garrison cut in upon him with genuine warmth. Ho was fencing blindly
in Dorothy's behalf, and instinct was
guiding him with rcmarkablo precision.
"I should think you might understand," he said, "that once in a while
a young woman, with a natural desiro
to be esteemed for herself alone, might
purposely avoid nil mention both of hor
relatives and prospects."
"We've all hoard about these marriages feer love." sneered Dorothy's
uncle,   " Where did you suppose she got
this   llOilHO?"
Garrison cvow bolder as he felt a
ecu-tain confidence (hut so fnr he hnd
made no particular blunders. His knowledge of the value'of half a truth, or
even the I ruth entire, was Intuitive,
"I have never been in this house before tonight," In* said. "Our ' honey-
enonn,' ns yen called it earlier, has, ns
you know, been brief, and none of it was
spent beneath this roof."
"Then how did you know where to
come?" demanded  .Mr.  Robinson.
''"Dorothy supplied me the address,"
answered Garrison. "It is not uncommon, I believe, for husband and wife to
"Well, here wc are, and here we'll
stay," snid Mr. Itobihson, -'till the will
and all the business is settled. Perhaps
you'll sny you didn't even know there
was a will."
Garrison was beginning to see light,
dimly. What it wob that lay behind
Dorothy's intentions and her scheme ho
could not know; ho was only aware that
tonight, stealing a glance at her sweet
but worried face, and realizing faintly
that she was greatly beset with troubles,
his whole heart entered the conflict, willingly, to help hei; through  to the end.
"Tou are right for once," ho answered his inquisitor. "I have known absolutely nothing of any will affecting
Dorothy, and I know nothing now. I
only know you can rely upon me to fight
her battles to tho full extent of my ability and strength."
"What nonsense!   You don't, know!"
exclaimed Mr. Robinson.    "Why "
It's the truth,"  interrupted Doro
'I have told  him nothing about
"I don't believe it!" said her uncle.
"But whatever he knows, I'll tell him
this, that I shall fight that will, day ami
igbt, before my brother's property shall
go to a scheming stranger!"
Garrison felt tho need for enlightenment. It was hardly fair to expect him
to struggle in the dark. He looked at
his watch ostentatiously.
"I did not come here expecting this
sort of reception," he said truthfully.
'' 1 hoped at least for a few minutes'
time with Dorothy alone."
"To cook up further stories, I presume," said Mr. Robinson, who made no
move to depart.
Garrison rose and approached Mr.
Robinson precisely as he might have
done had this been moro than a fiction.
"Do you require Dorothy to go down
in the hall, in her own house, to obtain
a moment of privacy?" he demanded.
'We might as well understand the situation first as last."
It was- a half-frighteued look, full of
craft and hatred, that Robinson cast upward to his face. He fidgeted, then rose
from his seat.
"Gome, my dear," he said to his wife,
"the persecutions have commonced."
He led thc way from the room to another apartment, his wife obediently following nt his heels. The door they loft
oz. it was, of course, a double-yolk jtime, his work should be condemned, his
j reputation as an artist  is irretrievably
I lost.
The task itself is no light one. With
I a thin piece of finely tempered br;es«
jwire the artist may wnrk leer a we;,ek
'without having anything fee show for
i his pains. Twenty years havn not been
.'considered too long for a sing!-.- pieco
I eef carving.
Unspoken Antagonism
Garrison crossed the room with an active stride and closed the door firmly.
Dorothy was pale when he turned.
She, too, was standing.
"You can see that I've got to be
posted a little," he said quietly. "To
orr has not ceased to be human."
'' You have made no mistakes,'' said
Dorothy in a voice barely above a
whisper. '' I didn't expect them. When
I found out they had come I hardly
know what to do. And when they declared I had no husband I had to request you to como."
"Something of the sort was my conclusion," Garrison told her. "I have
blundered along with fact and fiction as
best I might, but what am I supposed to
have done that excites them both to insult mel"
Dorothy seemed afraid that the very
walls might hear and betray her secret.
'' Your supposed marriage to me is
sufficient," she answered in the lowest
of undertones. "You must have guessed that they feel themselves choated out
of this house and other property left in
a relative's will."
"Cheated by your marriage?'' said
She nodded, watching to seo if a look
of distrust might appear in tbe gaze he
bent upon her.
"I wouldn't dare attempt to inform
you properly or adequately tonight, with
my uncle in the house," sho said. "But
please don't bolievc I've done anything
wrong—and don't desert mo now."
She had hardly intouded to appeal to I
him bo helplessly, but somehow she had i
been so glad to lean upon his strength,
since his meeting with" her relatives,
that the impulse was not to be resistod.
Moreover she felt, in some strange working of the mind, that she had como to
know him as well within the past half-
hour as she had ever known anyone in
all her life. Her trust had gone forth
of its own volition, together with her
gratitude and admiration, for ths w,relic had taken up her cause.
"I left the matter entirely with you j
this afternoon," he said, "i only wish!
to know so iiiuen as you yourself deem i
essential. I feel this man is vindictive, j
cowardly, and crafty. Are. you sure you I
are safe where he is?"
"Oh, yes, I 'm quite safe, even if it is
unpleasant," she told him, grateful for
his evident concern. "If need be, the
caretaker would light a pack of wolves
in my defense.''
"This will?" asked Garrison. "Wheu
is it going to be settled—when does it
come to probate?"
"I don't quite  know."
'' When is your real husband coming?" he Inquired; more for h<er own
protection than his own.
She had not admitted, in the afternoon, that she had a husband. She color-
eel now ns she tried to me?et his gaze.
"Did I tell you there was such a person?"
"No," said Garrison, "you did not.
I  thought*     Perhaps  that's one of
the many things I'm obliged to know,"
"Perhaps." She hesitated n moment,
adding:      "If   you'd    rather    not    go
up to! I have my doubts about Uncle
llcnry, only i know he is too stingy to
be wicked if it costs anything!"
"My life is an open book." saiel Mr.
Jarr, "and so I'll open Uncle Henry's
" 'Swope Corner, Yesterday.
" 'Dear Ed: Got heme all right. Hetty was at tho deppo in Smithville with
a  democrat' ''	
"A Democrat!" cried Mrs. Jarr. "I
thought Uncle Henry was an ardent Republican! Oh, well, maybo she did it
just to tease him because he had been
away so long''	
"A 'democrat' is a light spring
wagem," said Mr. Jarr, and went on
witli his reading:
" 'Which Lem Burkitt lent her because the backboard had a bustid spring.
Hetty lookcel right peart, and that sort
o' riled me, and I up anil says:
" ' "Well, it's pritty carryings-on
you been bavin' while I bin in that
lonely big city, and you havin' a good
time on tlie farm, right at home, where
yor meals cost ye nuthin'l"
" 'She didn't say a word, which was
strange for Hetty. Doggone it! that
riled me more than ever! Hetty aud
me'8 been married over forty years, and
I've gotten to like the woman. And finally she says to me:
" ' "Ef you can go gallivant in' in
the city I kin go gallivantin' right here
at  home."
" 'I knew what that meant—more expense. But if wimmen will be extravagant and drive a man to tho poorhouse,
why let  'em do it! So I says to her:
" ' "Ef it's gallivantin' yc want I'll
give it to you!"
" 'So I went to the Smithville Grand
Hotel and put up thc boss, which cost a
quarter, and got our suppers, which cost
seventy-five cents — because they're
charging thirty-five cents for square
meals at the Grand Hotel now, 'stid of a
quarter, on account of the high coBt of
hvin'. That night we went to a camp
fire dinner given by the Ladies' Oxillery
of John A. Logan Past, G. A. R., ten
cents apiece to git in and fifteen cents
apiece for bean soup and hardtack and
" 'The Ladies' Oxillery ie all female
veterans of the civil war, and was presided over by Sis' Jane Beasly, who
was beaued by Abo Lincoln back in
Illinoy before the war. Logan Post
Fife and Drum Corps discoursed sweet
music, and I want  you to send me  a
..   which ,    Much jade mew comes from New Zea-
his   needs   than   is   the   case   with   the scaled 3% oz. land,  where  many  superstitions  attack
wages of the Russian workingman. The One of the most extraordinary egg-j to it. Grotesque figures of jade, having
average earnings of the American la- laying records, however, was that of a [glaring tod eyes, are'worn on the
borer in 1900 was $4l'o  while the Ruse.white  Wyandotte pullet on a farm  in breasts of warriors in North Island, and
Kent, which recently laid ninety-two j hatchets, suieres, and daggers eef jade
eggs in sixteen weeks, and thus won the I are owned by every Eastern seehiier of
I tility Poultry Club's four months'Irani:, to be handed down as precious
southern laying competition.   This num-1 heirlooms to his descendants.
ber was nine in excess of the previous 1 	
record.    At thc opening of the conipeti-j
ence." ition the pullet weighed i lb. S oz. and .">
The greater, capacity for work whichllb.  at  the  close,  notwithstanding  the
the American workman displays is due, | fart that the eggs laid must have weigh- '
his |,.cl more than  11 lb.
sian workingman during the same year!
received the munificent sum of $100 on !
an average. Of course a workingman j
with a family, having to live as a rule
in a populous district, can on such ai
wage   maintain   only  a  beggar's  exist-!
in   the   opinion   of   this   writer,  to
higher general and professional intelli
gence,   to   tho  superior  machinery   employed, lo the high development of the
spirit of self-help in  America, and the     ..,■,,
free conditions which  prevail  here, all'  A      ' e„n
of which,  we  aro  told, give  American   *^" .
industry a class of workingmen who are
stronger, less exhausted, and more developed physically, mentally, and morally than tho working class in Russia.
As if any further proof of the poverty
of the Russian were needed Mr. Press
gives the following illuminating figures.
Taking the entire population of Russia
the yearly output per person amounts to
$19, lu Germany the per capita production a year is $92, iu France tjn.16.S0, in
England $136.60, in thc United States
$170, and in Australia $187. This -writ
er sees the chief cause of Russia's economically low level in the unfavorable
political conditions, which do not permit the free play of individual enterprise:
"The economic status of a country
depends chiefly on throe factors, the
natural resources, the native gifts of
Iho people, and the amount of political
liberty tney enjoy. There can be no
doubt that as regards tho first two iactors Russia ought to occupy not the
last but ono of tho first places among
the civilized nations. Therefore, if Russia has remained lagging so far behind,
as wo have seen above, then tho only
reason is her lack of political freedom,
which is as indispensable for the economic development of a country as air is
"or the development of the human or-
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She lowered her eyes. He felt a thrill
that ho could not analyze, it lay so close
to jealousy aud hope. And whatever it
was, ho knew it was out of the bargain,
and not in the least his right.
(To bo continued)
dollar sixty, which WftB my -expenses,
because yon set me thc bad example of
spending money on my wife.
" '1 s'pose I'm an old fool to do it.
Why marry a woman it' you got tor
spend money nn her arterwards, hey?
Answer tne thnt and send me the dollar
sixty.     Your In-, in '
USSIA often shaves tho honor with
our own  country  of being desig-
Jarr's Uncle Henry Wastes Every
Penny of $1.60
WELL, I seo  thero's a letter from
Uncle   Henry,''  said  Mr.  .larr,
as ho glanced at his morning's
mail beside his breakfast plate.
"Wonder what ho lias to say?''
"You   never  mind   what   he   has  to
say!" said Mrs. .Tarr.
and oat your breakfast
nated a land of unlimited possibilities. If tho solo factor taken into
consideration be the potential wealth
of economic resources lying buried in
Russian soil, there is good ground no
doubt for the coupling of two countries
which, in point of actual fact, arc the
farthest removed from each othor economically. But while Russia is actually
the poorest of nil civilized nations, tho
United States is tho richest. The mass
of the Russian people; the Russian po
litical economists tell us, are not only
poor, but they are on the verge of destitution. Mr. A. Press, writing in the
St. Petersburg Zaprbcy Zhizny, gives
the following vivid illustration of the
utter pauperism of the gron." bulk of 'he
Russian people:
"Tt id kiiowii that the comparatively
high-priced food-products, like moat,
butter, eggs, fruit etc., tire used in
much smaller quantities by tlie Russian
population than by Americans, Knglish,
German, French and othor civilized na«
You go nhead I tions. It would seein therefore that
Vow can read i for tho proper maintenance of life the
r the moment of writing, thc mon of
id itoyal Irish Hiiles at Dover
are jubilant because their brindlo
bulldog pet, Hillio, who had fallen iutu
disgrace through bitii.g a boy, has been
reinstated in the regiment; for tho
edict had gone forth that Biilie should
bo banished from tlie regiment. When
it is mentioned that iiillie was presented to tho regiment in South Africa,
wont through tlie whole of the Bo- r
War, and had war medals bestowed upon him, tlie affection which the men nt'
the Royal Irish Rules hnve fur him will
be readily  understood*
Ilis lapse of good behaviour reminds
one that Maiit-age. thc pet ot the (Jron.i
dier Guards at the Chelsea Barracks, has
several times fallen into disgrace, ban-
sage is a beautiful collio which was entered "on the strength of the regiment" six years ago, aud strongly resents nny intrusion by othor dogs, many
of which had reasou 10 regret going into the barracks. Sausagu was found
in South Africa, wont through several
sharp engagements with the regiment,
aud is said to have been wounded two or
three times. Ue has a commanding
presence, and is seen to advantage when
he wears a massive collar, to which is
attached the South African War ribbon.
Perhaps tho most distinguished regimental pot, however, was Bobby, a famous dog which accompanied the 2nd
Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment to
Afghanistan. Bobby's most brilliant
achievement was at tho Battle of Mai-
wand, where he kept running to tho
front and hurling defiance at tho enemy
till a bullet tore nearly all the skin
off his back. Returning to Kngland
with his regiment, he was decorated by
Queen Victoria with the medal for tho
campaign, Her Majesty fastening it
round his neck with her own hands. Ho
ought then to have led a long life of
leisured ease, but, unfortunately, ho was
run over and killed in the Isle of Wight
only about a year afterwards. Bobby,
however, has not been forgotten, lie
was stuffed, and now adorns thc sergeants' mess of tho regiment.
Another   dog   similarly    horn rod    in
death was Tiny, of tho Army Hospital
Corps.!    A  pure-bred Irish  terrier, Tiny
went   with   his   regiment   to   Egypt   in
1882,   aud   did   war   servico   at   Tol-el-
Kebir—whore   lie  was  wounded   in   the
foot—nnd Kuakim, receiving in  reward
tho  Egyptian medal and tho Khedive's
star at the expense of the company, who
purchased thom for him.    Whon he departed   this   life   the   12th   Company  of
the Army Sorvice Corps had him stuffed,
and now his life -like form rests at Al-
Thoro are regiments, however,  which
I possess some curious mascots. The regi-
| mental  pet  of the   Royal  Fusiliers,  for
instance, for the last hundred years has
'always been a goat, and on ono occasion
I the late Queen  Victoria gave one to the
j regiment.    One of tho Lancer regiments
(also acquired  a gout   as a mascot  some
'years ago in South Africa, and this ani-
[mal   went   through   the   Mataln.de   War
with tho regiment, and  (hough  several
times    under    fire    escaped   without   a
scratch.       The     17t h     Lancers   —   t lie
"Death   or  Glory"  boys—had, until   a
short time ago, a large black bear with
white   markings;   but   she   became   bad
tempered, and so it was thought advisable to present her to the Dublin 'Ann.
A   moro  tragic   fate  overtook   a   particularly   fine   specimen   of  a   Canadian
bear which tho King's Own made their
Many a- friendly
n this subject. We 'wr(,R"0 ^ ^ruUi nave w^h soldiers of
the regiment, but  one unfortunate day,
r. ;,:;:.^*.:..v^':;>'
■ '
weather. This prize was won by Gabriel Guilbert, wdio now publishes in
book form a detailed exposition of the
principles underlying his method. We
quote from a review in Nature (London), whoso writer assorts that< Guilbert has introduced two new principles
into  tho   art   of   weather   forecast ing,
which  havo   not   been   stated  explicitly  Pet 8om? years ago
by any other wntor
"First, he invites us to compare lhcjw'1,'n   being
orco of the wind at the surface as ob-■ Aldorshot,   a
id  from  Chester
nf   soldiers,   in
served at the various stations contributing tn our daily weather reports with
tho barometric, gradient at sea-level. If
in any region tlie observed wind forces
are markedly in excess of the normal
for the prevailing gradient, a surge of
frolicsome mood tempted him to have
a drink of rum. The spirit, had the effect of making him surly, with tlie result that he bit one of the men and escaped from tlie train. On arrival at
thc adventures of a certain Hub
who wa-* sentenced in Boston to
tho stocks for having indulged in an unwarrantable fit of ill temper. When h«
had taken his seat for the day there
came along a drove of swine, which
seemed to cast upon him those leering
looks that only a fat pig can bestow.
A dog followed, sniffing at the prisoner's feet, and making feints—unpleasantly approaching reality—of biting
bits- Then a cock, mounting to the very
top of tho stocks, crowed his derision
upon tho victim below; and presently a
I rough fellow, after indulging in ugly
taunts, threw at him fetid toadstools
and a dead snake.
Then au Indian appeared, who, in a
drunken rage, stimulated by some fancied injury, rushed at Hubbard with a
tomahawk, probably Intending nothing
worse, however, than to give him a
severe fright, which he certainly succeeded iu doing.
Help came from an unexpected quarter; for at that moment nn old bull came
tearing down the road. His attontiol
was attracted by the storks, and with
a roar he prepared for a charge.
Alarmed in his turn, tho savage darted off. The bull made n dash at the
stocks and carried away the corner post,
Imt without even grazing the object of
his apparent wrath. Whether he was
disgusted by the little he had accomplished, or his animosity was thus satisfied, he started ofT, bellowing ami shaking his head, much to the relief of the
said Hubbard.
And then the unfortunate man wan
left in comparative peace to his own
meditations 'ind the rutting sleet of a
November day.
IT is a fact well kuown to Alpine tourists that on difficult climbing excursions an increased desire is felt
for sweets and sweetened food, and
many who never touch such things at
home devour large quantities of thom on
these tours.
It is also frequently remarked that
tho guides eagerly appropriate any
sugar that may bo left over, and consume it on the journey. Whether the
sugar increased the muscular power of
tho mountain climber was the subject
of an investigation made not long ago
by the officials of the Prussian War
Tho subject nf the experiment was
not allowed to know thai a test was
being made. On one day a sweet liquid,
containing thirty grammes of sugar,
was administered j on the next a similar
liquid, sweetened by saccharin to render
it indistinguishable from the other, aa
far as taste was concerned, took the
pdace of the sugar.
The result was .i complete triumph for
tlie sugar. It was found that a greater
amount of work could be accomplished
on the days whon sugar was given than
on thoso when saccharin took  its jdace.
\i has been remarked that the negroes
in sugar-cane regions depend to a considerable extent upon the juice of the
cane for nourishment. By the use of
Mnssn's etgogiapli, Dr. Hurley found
that sugar promoted muscular power
wonderfully. On a fasting day it increased his ability to work from lil to
7o per. cent. Taking ordinary meals, he
found that S:li ounces per day increased
his work capacity from 'J'J to .Vi per
TpIlK   post-office   at    New   York    City
_L     once   received   a   letter   address-ed
••To mv Mother,
Xew York, America."
This letter came from Ireland, but,
as there are several women in New York
City who have sons in Ireland, naturally
ono ugh the postal authorities had not
much hope of finding tin1 ri^hf one.
However, the letter wa'i turned over to
f the men in the "deciphering de-
Now  if
it had been regard,
ly shot.     Its head
mess for many yo;
Perhaps the
1 as mad und instan
adorned the officers'
rs afterwards,
i  curious rptrirocntal
high pressure in the direction of the
gradient may be looked for, and vice
versa. . . It follows from this general principle that a depression which
is surrounded on all sides by winds in
excess of the normal will fill up, whereas a depression surrounded bv winds In Pot on ™C0rd. however, was Peter, the
defect will grow deeper. U the defect I K°"s,? nf tii(1 Coldstream Guards. Peter
is great, a depression nf small intensity !K,,rvf,fl w,th i]t(t regiment throughout
will develop into a violent storm centre.!tllf> rebellion in Canada, and was a rare
A depression round which the dlstrtbu- favonto w,th tho noldiors. When the
tion of wind force as compared with the guard was mounted each morning Potor
prevailing gradient is unsvmmotrical ;iiwil>'s marched "-'IT with thom. One of
will move toward the region of 'least'*'"' ,n0Bt novel 8ightfl ,n I^ndon. when
resistance,' i.e., the region where the tne Guards came homr-, was to see Fetor
winds are most conspicuously in defect strutting at the head of the regiment
"M. Guilbert proceeds to elaborate jwlKn on Parade. Unfortunately Peter
no fewer than twenty-five rules for fore-|w,IH T,,n ovor II1"1 1',,M h>' n r;ih while
casting which for the most part follow \™m& "sentry-go, as was his custom,
more or less directly from tho two fund-!"1   fr0Tlt   nf   tno   KUard-ho«ae.     His   re-
Rugby   the colonel  received  a telegram   partmont.",   Now  if   po  happened   that
from  the police at Chester stating that  on the very day of its receipt then
the bear had returned to the city, whero Irish woman came to t"
he general delivery window and said:
"Have yc a lettlier from me b'y?1'
The fact that a woman with the cast
of mind required for such an inquiry
should como at that time appealed to
the clerk as being something morn than
a coincidence. It was quite possible
thnt such a woman might be the mother
of such a son.
So he took the letter, observed the
postmark, and asked the woman where
hor "b'y" lived. She gave fhe name
of the place with which the lettor was
stamped. Some other questions were
asked and the answers noted. Then the
clerk gave the woman the letter, on the
condition that fhe should open it on the
spot   and   return   i<   if   it   were   not   for
your correspondence and vour news- Russian would make up for this lack
paper afterward! For I want to tell | by a larger consumption of grain foods,
you that Gertrude is complaining at the But in reality Ihe vory opposite is the
way meals drag in this house. You
can 't expect n girl to put up with it,
and I'm sure I do not blame Gertrude
ono Itit! ''
" But, gee whiz! I'm not reading the
morning paper. You're doing that!"
cried Air. Jarr. "I just happened to
mention that there wns a letter from
Uncle Henry! "
"Well, it doesn't Interest mc at all,"
said Mrs. .larr. "I mean Uncle Henry's
letter. And as for the paper—if I didn't run my eye over it at the breakfast
table I never would get to know what's
going on iu thc world. For, after you
go, I don't havo time to sit down to rest
one minute, let alone read the newspaper.
*' And that reminds me that Corn
Hickett asked the other dav if I found
Henry James obscure and if" I had eyer pounds of coal."
case, ror instance, in 1904 tho consumption of grain per person in the United States averaged 1,954 pounds, and
in Russia 600 pounds, that is, one-third
of that, in America. The same low level
of consumption is noticeable in all other
products constituting the necessaries of
life. The consumption of cotton per
head in the United States during the
same year was 20.4 pounds, and in Russia only 5.4 pounds; sugar in America
78 pounds, in Russia only 18.2 pounds,
and so on. The most characteristic
measure of the comparative wealth of
thc two countries is in the relative consumption per individual of iron uud anthracite. In the United States tlie per
capita consumption of iron in 1904 was
504 pounds and of coal K.oGS pounds,
Itussia   45   pounds   of   iron
and, sure enough, its
inclusively that it wns
on   in   Ireland,
ead Morgan's 'It May Never Happen
Again.' As if I had timo to road anything, with two children to keep neat
and to get off to school and a husband
who makes me more work than the two
children put together, and who doesn't
care how he throws his things around!
" I find your soiled things all over the
place and you don 't enre where you drop
the ashes off your cigar, and you make
me more work, just following you
around picking up after you! So I just
had to tell her that I most certainly did
find Henry James most obscure. So obscure, in fact, that I hadn 't read anything he ever wrote. And as for 'It
May Never Happen Again,' it hadn't
happened to me at all. But I do declare, all the old maids,.like Cora Hick-
This low consumption, says Mr. Press,
is reflected sadly enough in tho general
misery of the great majority of tho
Russian people, the awful ravages of
disease, and the extremely high rate of
mortality among them. The lack of
proper and sufficient nourishment necessarily shows also in the low productive
capacity of both the agricultural and
industrial workingman of Russia, and
this Mr. Press illustrates again by a
few striking examples:
"The grain output in tho United
States in 3904 was 2,G28 pounds per pcr-
Bon, and only 954 pounds in Russia. In
tho industries the yearly product of one
laborer in America in 1900 amounted to
$2,377, and in "Russia to $633. Tho difference between these figures is so great
amenta! principles.' Their application is I »u,,ns nro still preserved, the neck boinglhor.
illustrated   by  a  large  number  of  ox- flecoralcfl   with   a   collar   bearing   tha      She opened  it
amplos, taken  mostly  from  cases when ! words, "Died on duty. , contents proved
the forecasts  issued  by  the  Bureau  at really  from   her
Paris proved incorrect." 	
Guilbert's    principles,   'the    reviewer) JADE AUCTION BY CANDLE
thinks, aro simply a result of the study j r|M!E high standing of jade is im mod-   TT  would  seem  strange today  to  Stop
of weather maps; thoy aro entirely em- If.    era thing.   The primitive weights-1   into  n  large  auction  room  where
pineal, and no attempt is made to justl- and measures of the Chinese world furniture, wearing apparel,  jewelrv.
ry them from general dynamic consider- WflrQ computed from jade tubes, and the and  knick-knacks of every description
ations.   Attempts to verify thom by ad- oarliesl   bars   or   intervals   of   music were  scattered  around  awaiting  their
ditlonal study apparently do not always known to that nation were determined turn to be disposed of according to the
succeed.    The writer goes on: Dy   hollow   bamboo   ,-anes   of   accurate , whims ol   a burning candle.
"Among the examples quoted in the length, afterward perpetuated in jade . The proceedings in a candle sale were
book there nre many instances of sur- tubes having stops within to be pulled!as follows: A piece of candle an inch
prisingly daring and  successful  prodic-  out at the will of the player. long   was  lighted,  and   thc   instant  thc
tions, some apparently ex post facto, The Spaniards and Mexicans have tie flame arose the b dding on a certain
others attested by stamped postcards ' great respect for the stone ns tho Chin- j article began. The last bid mode befrre
as being genuine forecasts made beforojese. and thry regard il as an amulet ihe flame expired wa*** the luok.Y one,
the event. We are, however, entitled ' ."gainst disease. In some instances tjw Sometimes this was varied by divid
to ask whether the rules might not lead I finder of a piece of jade was supposed ing the whole candle into sections,
to equally daring but unsuccessful fore-; to lie endowed with supernatural powers, i marked off by red circles. Bids were re
casts. Nearly 100 examples aro quoted; j Such a piece being regarded as a holy j ceived on any article during the burning
tho number is large, but so is the num- i thing fallen from heaven. | of one section, and  the last bidder be-
ber of charts from which tho selection is The Chinese value their jade carvings | fore the second ring was reached wa**
made, and it is to bo supposed that M.ISO highly that they cannot, often bo pre-
and 3,564 j Guilbert, whose style often suggests vailed upon to part, witli them, though
counsel's address to the jury rat her than ', in times of national calamity, such as
the judge's summing up, has picked out J the culmination of the war between
tho cases which best illustrate hisIJapan and China, Western importers
points. No doubt he could produce'and jewelers hnd a chance to buy
many more  instances if called upon to  of the treasures.
do so, but the multiplication of selected      When an unusually large piece of jade
is found in China, the Emperor calls a
council  of Ihe  artists of his dominions
to determine into whnt shape it hai host
be carved, as, owing to its extreme hardness,   the    form    selected    must   follow
t  the outline  indicated  by finable   egg   records.     It   has   been'natural  formation of the specimen,
said  that  tho  heaviest  hen's egg ever j     Tho artist chosen to perform the deli-
laid   weighed  4% oz.     While   this   can-'cate task is not altogether to bo envied.
not  bo  verified,  however,  it  might   be.it is true that if he succeeds he will be j then add the flour, fruit, Rnd other in-
mentioned that rncently a thoroughbred   mnde a  mandarin, but success drponds I gredients.    Care should be taken to sift
'xamples does not carry convictin
EEADERS  who  keep  fowls  will  be!
interested in the following remark- somewba
the purchaser.
This manner of conducting an auction
as was very general during the Beven-
•enteonth and eighteenth centuries. Tne
ers custom is by no mean obsolete, certain
me| portions of France and somo counties
t^f western  England still  retaining it.
When washing tumblers use quite cold
or renlly hot water. If hot water bo
used it will be necessary first to rinso
in cold water any glasses thnt have contained milk, for if this precaution be
neglected the glasses will be cloudy.
To make a cake richer always heat tho
eggs,   butter   and   sugar   together,   nnd
Leghorn hon, in its third year, laid an
egg which, carefully weighed on an
accurate  balance,  turned  tho  scnlo  at
upon his work being approved after it I thc bnking powder or soda into the dry
hns been subjected to public criticism flour before ndding the rest of tho infer a whole yenr.   If, at the end of thnt I gredients. THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
One Year One Dollar in Advance
Single Copies Five Cents Each
VuUishedcve^T.,,n^;n„si„K,UH,,s„1or,!Some    of J,^   fo^fog  EpisC0(JeS
in the Early Days of B.C.
THUBSDAY, MAY 12, 1010
After editing John Houston's
i paper for four or five  weeks  I
went over to  New  Denver  in
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
N   213Wesi 9.44 the Slocan,  through   which   a
Nee. 211 East w- ir> railway was. projected  by  tlie
No. 2:,(. Local East ■'• -^ IB.   C.    government.    A   straw |
company    had    been    formed,
known    as   the   "Inland   Con-
. 9.271
No. 2Xe 1 .e.c-al West  19.16 I
X... 7 West Flyer 1". 22 !
No. 8 East Flyer 20.30
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 31    j struction     and     Development
         , ,, Company," to construct the rail-
<;. X. TIMETABLE l     /.' ...     ,,  ..
No, 251 leaves Michel     10*10 a. .... ! Wft>' °a the   <,re(llt   °f   th"   Pt0"
Arrives at Hosmer...    10:10 a. 1.1. | vince, which was none too good
No. 252 leaves Eexford..     4:15 ji. in. : at the time.    Everybody in the
A.-lives at lleisn.ev ..     7;18p. m. interior   hated    this   company
G u. SMi-.i'iiKitn. AncMt. ; t|„n,gi, thcy ,M liked DanMc-
= (iillivr.'iy, the chief contractor,
long dead, while with some of
the sub-contractors on this road,
no longer sub-contractors. But
the company's constitution
smelled too strongly of graft.
I threw myself into the fight,
corresponding for .John's paper,
A nickname for the company,
"The  Inland   Destruction    and
The King is Dead
The death of Iving Edward
will everywhere be recognized
as a loss ic Great Britain and
to the Empire. 1 [e was. indeed,
a great king. 1 le ba<
loni; appreut iceship,
nerved a
enow his
work thoroughly and employed
his ability to further large and
wise ends, Since we require in Bedevilment Company" spread
an artist perfection of techni- through the country, and I
ipie and then something to believe it had more to do with
make the technique worth the company's inglorious finish
while, so we may sav that with . than my labored reasoning or
him the work of a king was
elevated to the dignity of a
great art.
Like Queen Victoria, he was
a model constitutional monarch,
yet there was a difference. She
was a model constitutional
queen, he a model constitutional king. The change, subtle
and difficult of analysis thought
it may be, was felt at once.
The masculine (dement was
introduced. Some influences
that could be exercised only by
a woman were no longer there;
other influences that could be
exercised only by a man were
distinctly present. But in both
instances there was a complete
comprehension of the position
of a constitutional soverain,
and an unfailing tact in the
exercise of soverain functions.
In the international affairs of
the world he was an eminent
figure. The soverain in England has excepional opportunities of knowing men and
policies. While ministries come
nnd go he remains. Of each
ministry he is the confidant.
He is familiar with their
several views and their individual dispositions. Questions
are presented to him from all
points of view by men of
eminent ability. He knows the
real as distinguished from the
published history of many
years of government. No new
minister coming to his work
can bring to bear the same
long   and  intimate  knowledge
John's impulsive denunciation.
In 1891 the general election
came along. At that time
the constituency of Kootenay
was of most appalling size and
most amorphous appearance.
It extended from Revelstoke to
the 49th parallel. It had been
before that represented by a
Kevelstoke man, named Kelly,
but John secured the nomination of a Nelson man, and he
was elected. There were some
curious incidents in that election, but it would take the story
too far afield to relate them.
Out of it I got a newspaper
plant. It was one which had
progressed westwards along
the construction of the Great
Northern railway, and then
drifted like a hobo into the
mining country north of it.
When I fay drifted, I say it
advisedly. There were mysteries
in the locomotion of that plant
which could be explained on no
other theory than that some
mysterious current of destiny
determined its movements.
Houston and his friends had
bought it for election purposes,
and after election was over
tbey gave it to tne. Of course
1 established a newspaper, I do
not wish to say much about
that newspaper, if any reader
knows anything about running
a newspaper in a country from
which ready money has disappeared and which is gradually
drying up so to speak, he will
understand that the recollec-
ll"ll.inti,.T'y   With .""'"1 n,m.|tion    is painful.   However,  in
affairs.   True,   as   this
of J,
anuary,   1895,   I   received   a
acquantance with preceding] telegram from Houston reques-
home ministries it is even more |ing me to ship my plant to the
widely true of a knowledge and I new mining camp of Rossland
intimacy with foreign mon-!
archs, their character and aims, |
know." That I am willing to
admit, but I desire to maintain
that there was mighty little he
I did not keep the Rossland
Miner long. I bought Houston
out and resold at a very good
profit, and my business called
me out of his ken. But the
provincial election of 1898 came
along and that was the beginning of the dizziest series of
political pyrotechnics that any
organized country ever saw.
The provincial party in British
Columbia had been formed to
break the back of what was a
sort of family7 compact. The
whole strength of the party
was Conservative in Dominion
politics. But tho Liberals conceived the idea of riding pick-aback on our shoulders into control of the government. John
Houston and certain humble
coadjutors stopped that. In
this election the provincial
party won and a government
was formed with Houston's
candidate from Nelson as minister of mines, and by the way
Joseph Martin as attorney-
general. I happened to have
some business at the coast
shortly after the election and
on my way there I ran into
Houston at Robson on the
Columbia river. He had started
for the capital with his clothes
donned over a night shirt and
in a pair of bedroom slippers.
He had also a paper parcel
broken in parts which obviously
contained a change of raiment.
Wo had much to talk over and
made the journey to Revelstoke
very comfortable. Once arrived
there we had some time to wait
for the Transcontintal train.
When it arrived I went into
the smoker of the last sleeping
compartment and sat down. I
was suddenly arroused by a
disturbance. A human projectile was discharged through
the doors which separate the
smoking room from the main
part of the car and thrown
violently, doubled up in fact,
over the chain which guards
the means of access used when
another car is coupled on behind. I recognized that the
projectile was John Houston
and the means of propulsion a
huge porter of negroid origin.
I was so angry that I grew cold
all over, and in that condition
the veriest rabbit is dangerous.
I invited the porter to remove
himself into the forward part
of the car, where his duties lay,
and I enforced my logic with
such cogent reasoning, although
it was not expressed in words,
that he did so. Next I picked
up Houston, got him into a seat
and asked what in blank's name
had    happened.   His   explana
tion was not very clear, but I
found out afterwards. He had
entered the other end of the
car, the porter had asked him
what his business was, and in
the decorative language of the
west Houston had told him to
mind his own. The porter,
thinking he had to deal with a
hobo, threw him out. It was
not very long before the porter
came back. I again invited
him to go away, in fact I insisted upon it. I had not the
slightest idea of what John
was going to do, and if he had
attacked the colored gentleman
I would have had to mix in,
and the porter could have
bandied us both. I have always
been a believer in avoiding onesided fights, so I worked the
cold and glassy stare on him
again, and again he departed.
The whole thing had a
comical sequel, 1 had contrived to get Houston into a fairly
reasonable frame of mind when
back comes the porter with another larger than himself. I
I had a swift running vision of
two western pioneers decorating the roadbed of the C. P. R.
But this time our Ethiopian
friend was full of apologies and
explanations. Would that I
could repeat what Houston
said to that car porter as I
recall it. But he explained in
variegated way that as a lad he
had fought to make them free
and that this was what ho got
for it. The nightshirt and the
carpet slippers disappeared—
the man emerged. His further journey was eased by the
most careful attendance.—Written by David Blyth in the Winnipeg Telegram.
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For rates, etc.
apply to
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ind start a paper there.   From
Kootenay Lake to   Nelson was
with   successive   foreign | easy) anJ, arrived there, I sur
rendered the direction of affairs
to Houston.    He went down to
ministries. ^^^^^^^^^^^
By King Edward those opportunities were utilized in a; Rossland—or up, I should say-
remarkable manner. Undoubt- and left me to run his paper
edly he strengthened the inter- while he started mine, because
national position of Great, Bri- he had great mechanical skill
tain, not only by his personal and r had only what I had
popularity, as in the United picked up.
.States, where he was much
esteemed, but also by his personal diplomacy. Though he
delivered no sermons em the
strenuous life, hie was no
shirker. Without regard for
his own personal ease he devoted himself to the service of his
country.    He   served    it    with
In two or three weeks we
switched and 1 took charge of
the Rossland Miner. I should
like to say something about
that press. It was a foot-power
Gordon of the most antiquated
make I have ever soon, and
running  it  was   heavy   going
_,^i^_ but   I    believe    that    machine
genuine and sincere patriotism Lould have been hoi8ted to the
with zeal and  with wisdom.- I top of the Union ,{(mk building
anil then dropped on to Main
street, and within five minutes
J Postoffice Box 69 Shop:   Scotia Hotel
Builders and
*        ^_________
\   Contractors
j All kinds of repair work done on  short notice.    Shop
{ Fittings a specialty.    Estimates Furnished on
j Application.    Satisfaction Guaranteed
Nelson News.
Twenty Divorces Given This Session
■Session of Parliament  which
closed   last   week   at   Ottawa
been producing clean true
printing. Why, in the first
edition of that paper John pro-
lasted for six months, less four |duced an accurate map of the
days.    There   were 102   sitting
main    mines    in  Rossland.    It
days of the Commons and (381 non-pluscd me. I knew the
of Senate. In all 'S.iii bills were plant he had to work with.
introduced but only 177 were | I asked him how he had done
passed. The innocents were all j it. "Brass rules," ho said; "there
public bills introduced by pri- j were lots of them." "Yes," I
vate members with ono excep-jsaid, "but where in the name of
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
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All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work done on short notice
tion and that was Hon. Frank
Oliver's bill in respect to railways building lines in British
Columbia. The session was
notable for the passage of
twenty divorce bills constituting a record for that sort of
the. blank did you get your
matrix to fix them in the form?
There's no plaster of Paris
round here." "Chewed blotting
paper." Than would come
his whimsical smile. "David,
David, there's plenty about the
printing business that you don't
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Large Variety of
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SELECTING gowns for tbe
more thought, time aud ]
by the uninitiated in the
season'« fashions will tax to t
Lest adapted to the successful
At times it seems as though ev
fashions was absolutely contr
certain not to be altered much, t
and only full skirts, this follow
space of time with the informs
skirt* are the very latest style
summer outfit involves far
•atience than can be realized
mysteries of dress, and this
he  utmost all  those qualities
accomplishment of tlie task,
erything that had to do with
adietory. Word goes forth,
hat lull skirts are to lee worn,
cci within an incredibly short
tieen that exaggeratedly tight
Draped effects or much eta-
No. Ill George St., .Sore;, Que.
"For seveu years I suffered from
womb disease and dreadful torturing
rains, and I had constant Dyspepsia and
Chronic Constitution—the .atter so bad
that sometimes 1 wen*, teu days without
action of the bowels. Six different doctors treated me and for a year I was in
bed. constantly facing death. Then
mv husband coaxed me to try "Fruit-
a-tives" and this medicine, and nothing
else, cured me and saved my life."
(Signed) lime. JOSEPH L1RETTE.
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25c—at dealers or from Fruit-a-tive:
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tain  111
'EMPT8   have   been   mude   from
ime to time in Prance to "moa-
ure memory/'   One of the expert-
consists io  reading 11 Bories of
to the subject, at u regular spaed
ut two per second, nnd observing
lany be can repeat without error
order in which they were given.
iculty of voluntary attention in,
rse, called into play by this ex-
■nt.     Children   from   six   to   eight
old  retain, on  the average, live
children ton years old nix Jig-
1 adults seven figures,
as been ascertained tbat Jacques
. the lightning calculator, ran re-
ore than forty figures,
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There were  1517 students  registered
■eaaion 1909-10,
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Kingston, Ontario
The methods employed at the Arnott in-
Btltuteare thc only lojrJunl methods for the
cure of stammering, They treat theOAUSB,
not merely the lmhlt, and Insure NATURAL
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Cured iiii[iila everywhere. Pamphlet, particular* i»mi references sent on fetjuuet.
llu- Aruott IrtMlMute. Deri In, Out.
I ing, while if so desired the sleeve and fichu io on*-* piece,
I sailing the kimono sleeve of two years ago. can be chosen.
, There arc also sleeves of goodly size, in single or double pvSe.
.for the low waist that has tlie round cut around the shoulders,
but this is a most trying fashion and not to be rashly recommended. The theatre and restaurant dinner gown is far
j prettier with the net elbow length sleeve, and is in far better
1 style than the latter, which by rights should be fur a ball
1 gown. Hut, in sleeves as in skirts, this year tin* choice is
*' so wide that surely no woman should ever be seen in anythin-;
Lace evening gowns for summer will tax to the uttermost
■the jealousy of those who appreciate real lace, for wheu cost
j is uot considered the real lace gowns are simply superb; and
they ure becoming, for no longer is the fashion of the moment
i sacrificed to tho beauty of the lace, but the lace is cut iuto
; and made up witli a reckless disregard to its value that produces must marvellous results.
*    *    *
For tbe woman to whom economy is a necessity the fash-
1 ions of the moment present a depressing outlook.    The quality
! of the material, the workmanship oi' the trimmings, the subtle
grace and elegance of line   as   exhibited   in   the   expensive
■ models that are displayed, combine to  make tlie copying of
! them an almost impossible task.    After the first bewilderment
: has passed a careful study of even tbe most elaborate gown
i soon suflices to clear the atmosphere a little, and the woman
[with any real knowledge of clothes, if she can call to her aid
la clever seamstress, can  evolve from  these selfsame models
a most satisfactory wardrobe at surprisingly small cost.    In
truth, some of the best gowned women are those who spend
the least money.
It is difficult unless one be absolutely conversant with the
intricacies of modern dress to copy successfully the most elaborate of the fashion designs, but by following the general
outline, choosing tho simpler styles (as a rule thc most satis
factory), and then adding some handsome trimming, the result will be remarkably attractive. One error into which
amateur dressmakers and milliners alike are apt to fall is
sewing their work too tight, and in consequence giving garments harsh, hard lines, A gown well sewed is not of necessity nailed together. This applies most to drapery and trimming, but the foundation, the lining also, can be so put
together that it  will not look too tight and too strained.
Fish Macaroni—A most appetizing dish i-. made with fish
'and  macaroni   in  the  following  way.     Boil  half a  pound of
I macaroni till tender, in salted water, chop it in small pieces,
and mix with two pounds of any boiled flsh free from bones.
I Take three ounces of grated cheese, and mix  in  half of it;
then  batter some  ritmequln eases or a pie dish,  fill, and put
the rest of the cheese on the top witli a few pieces of butter.
Brown the llsli, etc., in Ihe oven or before the (ire.
Sardine Eggs—Cut some hard-boiled eggs lengthwise, and
remove the yolks carefully, so as to keep the whites whole.
'Skin and bone some sardines, chop them finely, season with a
few drops of vinegar, pepper, and salt. Fill the whites of the
eggs with this mixture, and Bcatter the chopped yolks on the
i top.   Servo on lettuce with a good salad dressing,
A Quick Dcsscit—Place a layer of canned fruit, as pears,
peaches or apricots, in a serving-dish; over this sprinkle a
layer of Force, and on the top pile lightly sweetened whipped
Iced Oranges—Skin the oranges, remove as much of the
white pith as possible without injuring the fruit, and pass
a thread through the centre of each orange. For the icing
whisk the whites of twe eggs well, stir iu one pound of icing
sugar, and beat thoroughly for a quarter of an hour. Dip
the oranges iu ihis and tie them t<> a stick. Place this stick
across u very moderate oven, and let the oranges remain
until dry.
Heart Cake?.—Work half pound of butter to a cream with
the hand, put to it four yolks of eggs and of two whites (well
beaten) half pound of sifted sugar, half pound dry flour, the
usual quantity of baking powder, two spoonfuls of orangc-
flower water, half pound of currants, and one ounce of candied orange and citron. Beat till the cakes go in the uvea.
This quantity will fill eighteen middling tins.
Savoury Surprises—Take a piece of bacon about 4iu. long,
roll inside minced beof, chicken, and parsley; pepper and salt
to taste. Put in rolls on a skewer, dip in batter, and fry a
golden brown.
Old Rose and White Foulard Gown
The chief business of woman is, first, io get married; sec
ond, to get others married.
Youth glories in the multiplicity of its lovers; age some
times wishes it had had but one.
An independent woman is a contradiction hi terms; for
woman's chief want is to feel I hat she is wanted.
CtiEOcc that limping, useless hcrse
Into a sound, healthy horse, willing
iu'. en^er to ilo s pood day's wink.
Don't 1 -t a Spavin, Curb, Splint,
Sprain, Ringbone or any oilier lameness keep ;.our horso i:i the stable.
.Cure it w'.ih
Spavin Cure
It cures without leaving a Mar,
blemish ur Trhil>- hairs—becauie it does
UOt b;i*jtr!.
1'ort Kails, B.C., June 14lh 1900
"Have been using your Liniment for
years and fiu<l It all tliat you represent.
Have not beru without it forlOyears."
SI. a botile-6 for $5. Hxcellent for
boost ho! J use. Sold by all dealers.
Ask far free .bank "A Trr jUlse On The
Horse "or write vm for oopy. 55
DR.3.X jooBuaoa.1
'I' ——
I Palls, VI.
- OF -
We Kindly
borate trimming is commanded, unci before tlie*  trimmiuga
are choBen the news is Hashed abroad that simple, plain nod
■Jfleliisaie (olds are the very latest ereatious.
K)eF ,        »        *
J ii the myriad eel' confusing eerclcrs thus set forth what can
j mere woman do! Even the most extravagant of her sex halts
undecided us to purchasing recklessly unci blindly gowns thut
within u month or six weeks will be deemed "impossible,"
und "impossible" Impliod to clothes signifies ull this is un-.
desirable. Such a narrow lino it is, too, that divides the dis
tinctive from the impossible.
Which is the most; essential gown lor the spring wardrobe
is un ull important and complex question.   There must always
lee n smart tailor gown, but is thut ns necessary us tho one-
I piece gown witli coat tie mutch, made of light weight material
fund suitable for the spring midday reception, the afternoon
j drive eel   any of the social festivities thnt tuke place after,
I Muster?   New, fresh, smart geewns nre a delight und joy after
I u long winter seusou of heavy materials unci dark colors, and
j the woman who can unci dues resist their allurements is either
half stoic, blind to the charm of attractive dress or absolutely
i lucking in taste.    A smart street costume is an  investment
eminently practical, nod this year there is a greater variety
I thun usuul to choose from in the coat uml skirt costumes and
in the three-piece, or, rather, the gown with coat to mutch,
than bus been the ense for some yeurs.   M'heij is the always
fashionable, strictly tailor mnde costume in serge, but this,
! Bcuson it will be more on the practical order than ever, for the I
' more elaborate style of costume, with shorter coat, Russian ]
i blouse or much trimmed short jacket, will be the most popular, j
Eccentric in the extreme are many of the new gowns with \
! the skirts enlivened (!)  with folds of the material tied to-
I get her sn as to draw the fulness in ubout the ankles.    When
this fashion was lirst introduced it wus essentially a caricature, nnd even the designers who guvo it to the public were
scepticul ns tee its adoption, oven with possible modifications
of the original  idea.    It has been greatly modified, but the
ugly, unbecoming lines, that, tend to awkwardness, have not
been, nor cun they be, entirely overcome.    If is seen ut   its
best iu the soft, transparent fabrics which permit of the skirt
being wide anil full ubout the ankles, then the knotting of the
folds eloes not give so harsh and uncompromising uu effect us
when the style is curried out iu cloth ami velvet.   Fortunately,
there is a wide range- of colors uml textures to choose from,
so that there is not the slightest necessity fnr using the heavy
will receive personal aue-e.t
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Poulard  is one of thc popular materials this season aud |
I the  uumbor of different designs is remarkable. One of tlie
■  I great objections thai  foulard  was a material  easily injured
'    by  rain  has been apparently quite done away with, for the
i  , new silks aro called waterproof, and  certainly  give the ap
pearaiice of being extremely durable.
Those of figured design combined with plain are most attractive.    There nre  polka  dots of   every   si/.e.   Btrlpeti and
tlii't-ks. but the newest are the  lace patterns of white en a
(dark ground.    Those made up wilh Ihe plain color or in Ihe'
patterns thnt combine a plain border wilh the figured design'
:   are certainly  effective, nnd  llu-  colors are most charming
Jusl as in every materia] this your, there are several different
-    styles  given,  and   both   the  draped   overskirt   and   tin1   plain
_'gathered but not too full skirt  finished with  plain  band are
| very smart.    The most, becoming should he chosen when there
is such a wide Held of choice.
The round, low cut neck, which is :il ihe inn 111 Oil I ail all
prevailing fashion, is painfully conspicuous in many id' ihe
newest models fur foulard gowns. Hut the latest desigUS :
have nil ihe yoko nnd high stock collar of fines! net. aud,
while so transparent us nol to entirely obvinto the appearance]
of the uncovered neck, it does modify it a little.
Kor older women it lias so much that is ugly that Ihe won
der in it has ever gained even acceptance. The pleated ruffle
entirely destroys one of the greatest bbauty points, the lino
from the ear to the shoulder, and is inappropriate excepl for
an oveningwaist, und then it is again a had line, tin- neck not
being open ouough. However, fi>r the moment it is a fashion
mttcll in evidence.
The embroidered  net   nnd  tulle tunics cannot   he classed,
aiiu'ii^ the newest fashions, and yet lhey uie exhibited in th
newest, of models.    There is so much  to rocommend them-
thev  an1 charmingly  decorative  and   becoming,   enhance  th
Einbioideioil Miutvo Voile de Soio Gown
liven  tin.  I.ne of ii  married  pair,  unless it   retains
thing eef the romance of ■-.,uit«lii|.. is up! e.e g0 uui.
To know tile weaknesses unci idiosyncrasies of men is, per-
haps, ;i wife's chief task; unless it le,- to put up with them.
beauty of un absolutely new gown and entirely remodol anj There is something canine in the masculine nature; like
old one. They enn bo bought al u reasonablo price, nnd if U ,|nH over u bone, ii snarls nl the eery approach of u rival,
desired a lot of money can be spent on them. They ure beau- ""'' thing is impossible to lovo love cannot crente love,
tiful in e-,il,ei and design! Certainly thev deserve the popular- ^'jo !,ltons<!sl nnd mosl forvenl love is powerless to evoko a
ity they possess, it is easily possible'this spring to match scintilltitrion of love,
the color of any gown in these garnitures, fnr garnitures lhey'       •*■ man to whom :i woman cannot  look up. she e-anucet love,
aro, but be if remembered always thut whon nny fashion bo-   ^'■' '' is marvellous how ti win i contrives in tind something
comes so universally populnr and is see practical it is no longer  l" '""" '"' '" '" :| man.
so smart  or exclusive uml  Ihe  woman of well trained taste        Girls often play with love us if it  were eene .if the amuse
selects iii preference' u model in direct contrast. nients ot' life; bul  u day come - when  he.-c pnews itself Um
* ee most serious thing mi earth.
Tho soft finished silk aud satins uow selling at such reason- .Votliiug wounds :c we.mnn mure than depreciation of tin-
able prices will muke the summer evening frocks remarkably man of leer choice. Which prove thai tho loyalty nf women
attractive this year. Tlie overskirt, run ml or pointod, prefer-; is superb. Would it wero of toner deserved I
ably the latter, shews tee greatest advantage in I lies. • milter-' 'I'' women tin' profoundesl mysteries .■! thi' universe give
inls. There need be no trimming, even on the waist. Soft place 1" two thin;:- li liner and n baby, But porhaps these
fields in surplice effect of fine tulle or chiffon nre- must be- aro the profoundest mysteries nf tie' universe,
    coming, either of the same color as the gown or of white.        •*■  mau  will strive for fortune, strip himself  for friendi,
'HALEY,   ROYCE & CO.. Limited ISleeves of the net or chiffon, reaching not quite to tho olbow, scour the earth for tame; bat were there no woman in the
Toronto, Uot., uud Winnipeg. Mau. i close tittiag and finished with crystal fringe, nre alsee bcconi- | world to be won. not one of these things would he die.
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IN ilr. fiooserelt's latest instalment
of iiis African .story iu ISeribner 'u
wl- ^et a glimpse ot the naturalist,
, the   keeu  observer ot'  men  and   nature,
'and  the   figure  uf  the  record-breaking
'hunter droj>s into the background an tie
'writer tells ut the work of the wir-sum
ary und describes the sights and sounds
ul a OU-inile juurnev across the Thirst,
A "thirst,1' we nre reminded, i*- thc
Africander's name tor any sinu oi
waterless country. Uu this occasion ox
wagons  were  used  to help the porters.
: Ur. Roosevelt describes a night march:
Slowly   tiie  shadows  lengthened;   the
: light   w aned,   t he   glare   oi   tlie   w bite,
dusty plain was sottcned. and tin   bold
outlines ot  tlie distant mountains grew1
dun.    .lur-t before nightfall we halted un |
the farther sine of a dry watercourse.'
The safari came up Hinging ami  whist
ling, and the men put down their luadw.'
lit tires, and with chatter aud laughter'
prepared their food.    The crossing was
i uut guud. the sides of the watercourse,
being    steep;    and    each    wagon     was j
; brought  through  by a double span,  the'
! whips cracking lustily as au accompaniment to the shouts u:' the drivers, as the
■thirty oxeu threw their weight iuto the
yokes  by  which  they  were attached  to
; the   long   trek   tow.     The   horses   were
fed.     We had tea, with bread aud cold '
meat—and a most delicious meal it wat*.
'—and theu lay dozing ur talking beside
the   bushfires.      At   half past   eight,   the
moon   having  risen,  we  were utf again. '
The safari was still in high spirits, and'
started   with   the   usual   chaining   and
We pushed steadily onward across the,
! plain, the dust nsing in clouds under the
spectral moonlight. Sometimes we rode,
sometimes we walked to ense our horses,
'fhe Southern Cross wns directly "ahead,
nut far above the horizon, Higher and
higher rose tne moon, and brighter the;
; tloud   of   her   light.     At   intervals   the
barking   call  ot  zebras,  was  hoard  on,
either   hand.      11    was   after   mid night
when we again halted. The porters were
' tired, and did not sing as they came up; .
the   air   was  eon),  almost   nipping,   and
they ai iiin-c huddled down iu their blau
kets,  some of  them  building fires.   We.
the  white  men, after seeing our  horses
'staked out. each  lay down  iu  his over
: coat or jacket and slicker, with his head
on his saddle, and his rifle beside him.
and had a little uvov two hours' sleep.
| At three we were oil' again, the shiver
ing  porters  making  do  sound  as   the;
.started;   but  once under way  the   more
! Irrepressible spirits speedily began a
kind of intermittent chant, and must of
the rest  by degrees joined in  the OCCQ
j sioiial   grunt    or   hum   that    served    as
■ chorus.
Tor four  hours  we  traveled  steadily,
; lirst through the moonlight, aud then
through   the   reddening  dawn.     Jackals!
! shrieked,  and   the  plains  plover  wailed
and scolded as thev circled round  us.
Colonel Roosevelt also tells of a day 's
! hunt, which ended in the killing of a
great lioness. Night was drawing on,
aud as the porters wer staggering under
their heavy load, progress was slow. ;
About four miles from camp some one
caught sight of the gleam fjom the fires
; from   a   -Masai   kraal,   and   thither   the
[ party  turned  their steps.
The  kraal  wns   in  shape  a  big  oval.
with a thick wall of thorn bushes, eight
i feet high, the low huts standing just
within this wall, while the cattle and
sheep crowded small humus in tho
centre. The fires gleamed here and
there within, and as we approached we
heard the talking and laughing ut  men
, and women, und the lowing nnd bleating
jot' the pi nt up herds ami llu.-lss. We
hailed loudly, explaining our needs.   Ar
i Hist they wore very Huspicious. They1
told us we could nut bring the lion with
in, because it would frighten tlie cuttle,
but after sume parley consented to our
building a fire outside, and skinning the,
animal. They passed twit brands over
the thorn fence, nud our men speedily
kindled a blaze, and drew, the lioness
beside it. By this time the Masai were
reassured, aud a score of their warriors,
followed -Juon by half a dozen women,
came out through a small opening in
Ihe fence, and crowded close nround the
lire, with boisterous, noisy good hum or.
Thev showed a tendency In chaff our
porters. One. the humorist nf liie crowd.
excited much merrimcnl bv describing,
with pantomimic accompaniment nf ges
tltres, how when the white man shot a
lion it might bite a swuhili. who there
upon would cull for his mother, I tut
they were entirely friendly, and offered
me calabashes of milk. Tlie men were
tall. lineK shaped savages their halt
plastered with red mud, and drawn out
into lungish ringlets; t hey were nuked
except forti blanket worn, not round the
loins, I.ui over the shoulders; their ears
were slit, and from them bone nnd w tod
en ornaments hung; thev wore metul
bracelets -And uukJets, und chains which
passed around their necks, or else over
one side of the neck ami under the opposite arm. The women had pleasant
faces, and were laden with metal orna
meats- chiefly wire anklets, bracelets,
and necklaces—of many pounds weight.
The features of the men were bold and
clear cut. and their bearing warlike and
When   the   lion   had   been  skinned,  the
hunting party   returned  to camp,  reach
ing it after ten.    Mr.  Roosevelt   indulg
ed  in  the  luxury of a  hut  bath  and a
j shave,   he   informs   us.   "before   sitting
'down tn ;i supper of eland venison and
broiled spin (owl; uud surely uu supper
'ever tasted more delicious.''
IN th" village , t   Klstnw there is alum
danl   material  that   is  visibly  asso
elated with John Bunynn.    the iso
luted   church-tower   contains   tho   vory
bills iu the tinging of which Bun van re
juiced  und  nfierward   trembled. 'Above
'all,  there  musl   I ntloned  the   wic
kel gate which figures early in the storj
i of   I'ilgrim '-   I'rogri - i,
Tlie wickel gate ol the I'ilgrim '-
Progress is commonly represented ns a
garden j^ato or a turnpike gate; bul
really fhe term denotes u small doorway
.■nt mil nf u large door, ' 'oncealed be
hind ;■ tier ui the wesl end nl tilst-ow
i lnr i, i- hi-' Much a ■-mull duo)way in
the broad v\ ooden uui fin e nf t he greal
Tli rough t Ins lowlt> opening Btiiiyan
must  often  have passed  when :i  boy.
SI' K  was  tho  lady of his choic ■  n nl
he   took   no   pains   to  conceal   it.
•• I 'II bet you don 't kn iw n ha! dny
in1  >ri'>u   is.''   -h ■ .mm . n c I    in   le 11/*.
'* \V| v, Tuesdti v. of coins...''   n< uu iwer
ed in'-. \nr/ de i I ■. "Oh, I   I m'   in -in
that kind id' a da J.    I  knew ynu didn '1
Know. " ' ■ I  don "i   know.    \\ linl  do
■<-r:tu!-- he replied helplesslv. "Well.  I
guess   1 'II   have  to  tell  y<m,"  Sin    pre
tended   she   wns   hurt.   *' ll   will   be   my
birl hday,''      "■ longral ulal ions,    A lice.
Congratulations," he exclaimed  .'iithus
instically.   "And   how   old    may
"That's   fni* yon   to   find   mil,"   she   nn
v., red, Inughing. " Well. I bet 1 know,
"You    .iof"   "Yes.   nnd    I   I,    tell    vou
whut   I 'II do.    I 'II send you n  rose  I'oi
evi iv venr of vour life.    [low  will i hat
di.:" ' At   ihe 'fiorisl 's le- found the as
sistuni   un uipied.   "Send   Mis-   Case*-.
ghteeu of j i.ni beftl roses lumorrow
morning. You know tin* address. Eight
< en. V ui] best. Understand!" The boy
understood. Half an hour later the pro
|irii ti r was looking over the order book,
" What did Mi. Graham ordet today.'"
" Mighteeu roses, Sir, nnswvro-1 Willie.
"Kighteenl lie's a protlv good cub
turner.    Throw  in n dozen more."
.Kindly Gie  Attention
Til]  wc jnitki-  brief an1 hasty  mention
vt   Sic'  a   Great   and   Good   Invention
Golden West Washing Powder
'Twill save   Ye   lluckle Time nn' Splatters
An'  Ye-  M;i\   Tend  t>e  Other  M;«t». i.-
While  Bonnie   Heisxie-   l>e.e-  the   Platters;
ll  Clanes  Un- Things  .Sn   Aisily.
Tin eenlj   a  Shillin' th.   Three Pun-Packet
An   Yc-   Mun   See   the-   Premiums    Lass,
tlee-e.ee.1. I'r. v.eteel t.e I'..[., re^-t,;
iw     mA|ianflnrin   *' >>■ .Bya, Epizootic,
Shipping Fever
Cutanltal  Fever
Burc core ;nul  poiiiive  prarenllvt,  do  matter inn* horses At
»ny uk*' >^*' Infected or "exposed."   Liquid, given on Ihe tongue
urti tin tht1 Hlonii and Glands, expels tin  poisoi i iter ma from iin*
bod/. Ouree Distemper In 1>">;h and Bhoep nnd Cholera In Poultry.
I.itrp-M mdliit); live Mock rcuifdv Cun** I.u ii i ipp.- an.uni* Minimi
beings und ll a fine Kidney remody 60< and $1 .i bottle; |fl and
Ml j doxen, ('tit 1Mb out. Keep it Bhow to your drueglit, win*
will get it for vim I'ni hookli-t. "Distemper, CaUBti and Cur-ae
Spohn Medical Co. Chemists and Bacteriologists.GOSHEN, Inl.U.S.A.
Sackett P/aster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
Information •
nnaleur   bam
l/tus  for- but
on on  this eubjwt     with     printed     mwtru
bain Is  ami  u   printed   form  of  Cniielit oiLni
bjiiilH.'tiiKtithf-r with our blir chIiiIouui-,  wi
rniiicst.    \V(lfiri\*9  Dept.   "I>."
WIUOAMS £^coii
aroleraa Consists of Compounds
witli Combined 0ii8-of«Tar
i oit rillLDURN nnd Mild Cemtm or
\\>t   Eexemn,  u***.* TAKOI 1 M\   No.  |
i oit ino i;r/,i:>n nmi Bcsema of
ihf  Blend, ti*r TATIOI.KMA   Nn. 2.
■*OIt SRVKIIE CASKS, Generally Pr»-
nonneer Incurable, tue TAROMSMA
\«.   3.
50c Per Pol at All Druggists
If vour OrtiKclNl dor* net ih"1I
TAROI i:MA, order dlri-et, and nrfdrr**
Dent. II.
The Carbon Oil Works, Ltd., Winnipeg
Just Think a1ttl Wttfa tb« SAMI Dr*
ywcui color ANY kind if cloth P*t •••ill*-- N ■
flbAucf •/ miieUkea. All coi*rt i* cenU tr-ut
rvtir Dniiiltt or Deaiei. SAmpin Ctid uid
B»**ki*t FrM. The J«hne«n-Kwhar4e-»en
Qm.. Limited.   Dept. O , Montreal, Quo
Orly eighl weeks re-iM1:';;',    Free Tools
1   * ifioi i -■ ■ •* i to r ;c
■"•i  week.
IVondi rfi
I  .-ill   nr  ve-r:!.    . ' ■   1 OltTrtl   i
'■   I.IejRUC.
iill  and  eee  c ler.urin',
mi.I fine-..* Barbei *--hoj)
'£2H Pacific   An1. Winnipeg
."     T**,\'*e***^      '* ■• "T, *i **? THE   TIMES,    HOSMER,    BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
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See our
This Week
that's all
> T *> 9 *> *> *» i* *> •*■ * *3* ■f*
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
ax for fun.    Mny 20th.
In* Times 'phone No. is 10.
A. W, Baxter arrived m town
I his morning.
Mike Gay, of .Michel. i> rusticating in town this week.
ret iirni'il
Burns it
Birchill,  was
n  Cranbrook
>,  was
Co. at
M.       I).       Holier
from ii trip to le'e
.1. Maddison h
position with I'
in Fernie.
Miss Mabel K
visiting friends
Mrs. I!. Roby, of Wald
the guesl of Mrs. J. I*',
Frank Owens,
was the guest of Steve
on Sunday.
The Jas. Fax Concert
the opera house. Fridaj
ing, May 20th.
('. Bell, Pal  Burns' fcmv
auditor, was in   town  on
day and Tuosday.
Do yon enjoy ;i pool
Drop in on Sam Snell. 5
.1. ('. Horner, represenl ing the
Salada Ten Co., of Toronto, wain town yesterday.
Dan McDonald, of
was in lb ismor I his we
ing D. R. McDonald.
For  le'elll      The Stol'G
next   to  tin' postoffice,
ice I'. Burns iV ' 'o., Hosmer.
Steve Lawson look charge of
I he services nl i ho Methodist
church lasl Sunday evening.
Mi-- Agnes Gourlay, who has
attending college al Cal-
urriveil home lasl week.
Goto old, reliable Pete for n
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete'.- Barber Shop. lit!
The foot ball club are erecting
n building I1\-!ii on the recreation grounds, which will be
used as n dressing room.
Rockefeller    would
ik   visit-
('has. Rourke, an engineer ut
the power-house, left Saturday
evening enroute to New York.
Mrs. .James Patterson and
sons Geoi'ge and Finlay, were
visiting friends in Fernie last
Mrs. R. Anderson sung a solo
in a most pleasing manner at
the Methodist church last Sunday evening.
Mrs.   Dr.   Barber of   Fernie,
who has been visiting Mr. and
'■ Mrs. J, F. Jarvis, left last night
j for her home at Fernie.
I). R. Thomas is  building an
.addition 12x10 to the  premises
! occupied by Mrs. Allan.    Bell <&
Davis are the contractors.
Services will be held in the
Methodist church on Sunday,
May 15th at 7:130 p. in. A cordial invitation is extended to
Mr. Harrison, secretary of the
Kootenay Telephone Lines,
Ltd., with headquarters at
Cranbrook, was in town yester-
Mrs. T. Cole arrived Tuesday
from Creston to join her husband and will commence housekeeping in the residence of J.
Dan McNeish has his pile
driver and other .■■.('conferments
on hand and is getting things
inlo shape for work on
the bridge.
J, S. Gusty was in town on
Sunday taking leave of his
many old friends; J. S. is leaving for the coast where, he will
reside permanently.
For Sale Lot and store building with nine living rooms, op-
posile ('. P. R. depot: easy terms.
Apply to owner, E. Selvaggi,
llosmer. Il-lt-np
L. II. Larson & Co., have installed a McCusky account
register which is callable of
holding 1(10 accounts. Call on
Albert, he will tell you all
about it.
Joseph McLean and James
McKay, oi Stirlingshire, Scotland, arrived in town last week
and will make Hosmer their
future home. J. McLean is a
brother of Mrs. Alexander Miller.
Hon. T. Taylor, minister of
public works, accompanied by
W. R. Ross, J. S. T. Alexander
and Dan McNeish, were down
from Fernie on Friday inspecting the site of the deceased
When the fire whistle is blowing is no time to think about
insuring your house and furniture. Don't put off another
day. You should also consider
what company you insure in; R.
W. Rogers represents the best
We acknowledge receipt of
Vol. 1, No. 1, of thc new Sterling
Star, published at Sterling, Alta.
The Star is one of the many
proofs of the march of progress
on the baldheaded prairie and
looks exceeding bright and
chatty and what will make the
heart of the editor glad, it
looks as though it will pay.
Whenever you hear a man
glorifying the past and driveling of the good old days, you
may be sure that man's physical
and intellectual powers are
waning, and that he is straggling farther behind in the rush
of the world's progress. The
best thing about the good old
days is that they have not a
return ticket.
A few days ago a rather
bashful young woman went
into one of the Fernie stores
carrying three chickens. She
inquired the price of chickens
and at the same time put them
on the counter. The clerk
did'nt know the chickens' feet
were tied, and asked if they
would lay there. She bit her
handkerchief and said: "No,
sir; they are roosters."
Thero was a pleasant time at
the Scotia hotel last night when
a surprise party was held in
honor of Mrs. D. R. DcDonald
The attendance was largo and
in good spirits and everybody
seemed intend on enjoying
themselves. The supper was
appetizing and dainty and the
dancing continued until pretty
near time for the comet to rise.
The music was furnished by the
Hosmer and Scotia hotel orchestra's
There was n large attendance
at the English church service
conducted by Rev. E. P. Fewell-
ing, of Cranbrook, last Sunday
evening to show respect to the
memory of King Edward, who
wus one of the church's most
loyal sons. The service opened
with the beautiful hymn, "Now
the Laborer's Task is O'er'
Many wero visibly affected
when in the prayer for the King
the words "Our Most Gracious
Sovereign Lord, King George'
were substituted for those so
long familiar. At the close of
the sorvice the Dead March in
"Saul' wus most feelingly
rendered by P. Warr, the con
grogation remaining standing,
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will clear the
sour stomach, sweeten the
breath and create a healthy
appetite. They promote the
How of gustie juice, thereby
inducing good digestion. Sold
by all druggists.
The Times docs not hold Itself responsible roi- the opinion of cotTespon-
ilcnis. A.11 correspondents who adopt
a pen name must enclose their name
unci address for the informal ion of (lie
Wo  acknowledge  receipt    of I editor only.  The Times does not agree
to publish all or any of the letters received.
Tho postmaster general at
Washington, D. C, has kindly
granted permission for mail
curriers to deliver automobiles.
Now if ho will tuke one moro
step and provide the automobiles and a chaft'eur the curriers
will be supremely happy.
J. Brownlee, supt. of the C. P.
R. ut Cranbrook, well known
along the "Crow", will bo transferred to Kenoru, Out., uud will
have charge of the lino between
Fort William and Winnipeg.
W. J. Ruren is transferred
from Moose Jaw to Cranbrook.
The Jas. Fax Concert Co. will
appear nt the Hosmer opera
house, Friday evening, Muy
20th. The company includes
James Fax, humorist; Miss Ida
George Elliott, soprano; Hnrt-
'; well DeMille, baritone; Miss
Florence Galbrath, dramatic
reader and Miss Agnes B.
Quigley, pianiste. Reserved
scuts nt A. B. Campbell's.
Work is a grent blessing.
You cun not see now but some
day you will sny thnt you wore
fortunate in your boyhood days
because you were compelled to
work. Because you cannot get
power to do things save by
doing them. Look over tbe
successful men you know. Get
their history. Nearly everyone
wns compelled to work in boyhood. They toughened their
muscles by hard work and
sharpened their bruins by looking out for themselves.
the   Slocan   Record,   published
I by our old friend, J.  W.   Grier,
| who in Rosslund's balmy days
I held "cases" on the Miner.    We
know our friend, ,Iim,   bus   lots
of   nerve,   hut    it   will require
lots of thut commodity to start
a paper in  New  Denver.   This
will   muke  the   fourteenth  attempt to force the  news  down
the   necks   of   the   wall    eyed
much   leaded   miners   of   that
district   nnd    we'll     remember
him in our prayers.
go broke if he should spend hi-! The splendid work of Chum- Never hesitate about giving
entire income living io pre- berluin's Stomach and Liver Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
pare a heller medicine than Tablets is daily coming to light, to children. It contains no
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera No such grand remedy for liver opium or other narcotics nud
aud Diarrhoea Remedy lor ;m,| ),mVi'l troubles wns ever can be given with implicit confidence.   As a quick   euro   for
IfenioUv    foi
diarrhoea, dysentery or  bowel knownbefore.   Thousands bless
complaints,    ll    is   simply   im- them   for   curing constipation,
possible, and so says f\f\-y one si(.k headache, biliousness, jaun-
that   has   used   it.    Sold   by   all dice and   indigestion.    Sold  by
druggists, all druggists.
coughs    nnd colds    to   which
children   are susceptible, it is
unsurpassed. eSold by all druggists.
Favors Early Closing
Hosmer, B. C„ May 9, 1010.
Ed. Ti.mks: It gives us us union
men, much pleasure to see thnt
at least two of the places of
business in Hosmer can do a
days work in the alloted time
without remaining open all
I refer to the Mathieson store,
who initiated an early closing
Yours sincerely
A Union Man.
A touch of rheumatism, or a
twinge of neuralgia, whatever
thc trouble is, Chamberlain's
Liniment drives nway the pain
nt once nnd cures the complaint
quickly. First application gives
relief,   Sold by ull druggists.
Fernie Passes Money By-Law
The election held lust week
at Fernie to ratify the by-laws
for the extension of the light
and water plants, for building
a new* school house in the annex,
for surface drainage and for
street improvement, calling for
the issue of one hundred and
three thousand dollars in
debentures, resulted in the
ratification of nil except that of
the extension of the sewerage
system, which lucked but one
vote ot tho nocessury three-
fifths. The total amount of
the debentures authorized is
sixty-two thousand dollars. The
assessment roll foots a little
more than two million two
hundred thousand dollars.
Farmers Choose Standard Bearer
The farmers' convention ut
Mcleod Alta. on Friday nominated Robt. Patterson, a rancher,
with Macleod as his headquarters, as a candidate for the
Legisluturo to fill the vacancy
created by the death of Colin
Genge. He polled .r>4 votes, W.
J. Glass being next with I'A
votes. He nccepted the nom-
inntion nnd the general opinion
is that he will make a strong
Tho enndidute is not bound
by nny pledge, but is expected
to net ns the farmers' representative and to work for a railway from this point to tho
For a comf ortuble shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51tf
Threaten to Blow up Dam
The Canadian authorities are
guarding the big dam ut Kenoru,
Ont, which settlors in the Luke
of the woods district hnve
threatened to blow* out. About
two hundred settlers on the
lake shores and along Rainy
River, the lake's inlet have
deserted their clearings. Two
have been drowned, one a settler at the mouth of the Rainy
River and the other a pilot of
n wood bout. The settler wns
gradually faced with death by
rising waters and drowned in
the brunches of a submerged
tree. Three other men are reported missing. The settlers
are aroused by these fatalities
and   continued    damages   and
have alleged that the dam prevented the river having its
natural relief and its removal
is the only remedy of conditions. The authorities have
armed themselves.
To Supply Labor Demand
"From 1500 to 2000 men will
probably be brought in by the
Mountain Lumbermen from the
timber districts of Ontario,
Quebec nnd New* Brunswick.
Their families will como later,
and all may be expected to become permanent residents nnd
to contribute to the upbuilding
of the Kootenay," said W. A.
Anstie on his return to Nelson
from un important conference
with the East Kootenay mill
men at Fernie.
"How soon will you bring
them?" he was asked.
"Within thirty days after
mnking suitable transportation
arrangements. We have 500
here and the rest will be
brought out just as soon as
they can be gathered together."
"Is 1500 or 2000 the limit to
which you will go?"
"No judging from the present
out look the mills will be able
to absorb -1000 to 5000 in the
courso of a few years."
"What suggested the plan?"
"We need more men very
much. Luck of men is restricting operations. The need for
more men is serious and wo
cannot get them in the west."
"Will thoy take the place of
any of the men you havo now?"
"No; wo want ull we have
now and those too. After we
havo got 1500 or 2000, if we cun
still got more, wo mny get, them
to tuke the pluce of Hindus
who   nre   leaving   instead   of
taking on other Hindus in their
place. A fairly large number
of these are now employed and
we would rather have good
white men if we can get them,
especially men with families
who will take up land. Then
there are some men who stay
only a little while in one place
and are off to the coast or
elsewhere. If tho place they
leave can be filled with per-
manent residents thnt will be a
good thing."
A close observer may be far-
An expert is a man who
makes a bluff at knowing more
than you do.
House of Hobberlin
Made to Your
Measure *
{Italian Store!
Mike Jioia, Prop.
Groceries, Fruits
Tobaccos and
I i
% New Stock        New Goods j
t Call and See Us S
£ Front Street Hosmer, B. G. *
* *
Aiello & Bossio
Agents for Hosmer
I believe that nothing should be
taught in a school
which the teacher
does not know.
The Garbutt school
teachers have had
experience in the
work they teach.
It is done right.
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
Calgary, lethbridge and
Winnipeg.   The principal
is F. G. Garbutt
Why is Mathieson's Store
It is because we believe in small
profits and quick returns.
It is because we carry the best
that can be procured.
And it is because every one gets
a square deal at Mathieson's.
Remember that our store closes
promptly at 7 p.m.
We thank our many customers
who have supported us in this endeavor to make shorter hours for
our clerks.
I Main Street
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