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tie Times
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The Times
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Our stock of Skates is due to arrive •*>
on Monday next and comprise a fine as- 2
sortment   of the   best    makes    carefully +
selected.     Select your Skates early while
the assortment is good.     We  will   have
the following:
Snow and Sidewalk Skates
Acme Club Skates
Boys Hockey Club
Bokers Favorite Hockey
Bokers Ladies Cresent
Starr Double End Brocketed   '
Bokers Featherlight
Starr Hic-Mac
Dunnes Tube
Hic-Mac Hockey Sticks and Pucks
Bennett1 Bros.
a *
—a aac.   a I    . .      _ ''.am a*"    .
.  now neadug the t.ii.c wi.bd you will b    .eediue ihe above *
mmtioned.       We are now showing some lines th. t have just arrived,  J
i and when our shipments all arrive we will have the largest and best \
' assortment of Christmas presents ever shown in Hosmer.      And the s\
\ [ prices are right (rock bottom).      We invite you to call and look them
over before buying your wants.
.,        We have a largo store and every space will be filled up as we have  J
i  bought heavy. ' <+
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Staple and Fancy Groceries ♦
New Goods  Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
Gabara Block Hosmer,
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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you cull I'or will bo
Starved in First cluss style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
English Church Concert.
One of the greatest  musical I
successes of the season was  thei
concert in  aid  of  the  English |
church given at the opera house
on      Tuesday     night. The
audience was not quite so large
as might have been expected
with such a good programme in
store, hut most of the reserved
seats were occupied by appreciative hearers. The program
was opened by our popular
young pianist, Miss Phyllis
Marlatt, in a piano eolo,
Schumann's Traumerei and
Romance. Mr. G. F. Stevenson's
magnificent voice was heard to
great advantage in "If I wero
King" which wus rendered in a
faultless manner. The duets
*>y Mesdames Stevenson and
Depew w<u*e delightfully sung,
the dainty "Tuscan's Song" deserving of special mention.
Not a little r,f tile cvoning's entertainment Was due to Mr. C.
13. Winter, vho delighted the
audience witl, his comic songs
which he giveg jn a„ inimitable
manner. The VOcal waltzes by
the Fernie quii.tette were vory
pleasingly sung, ag alB0 Was the
trio from "The Bohemian Girl"
sung by Mrs. Stevenson, Mr.
Hurdman and Mt Stevenson.
Mr. E. A. Cox wa* ]0udly applauded for his "Kssmg Cup's
Race" which he riejted in a
most dramatic mainer. The
ever popular "Killirney" was
sung by Miss C. Govr]ayi whose
clearsoprano filled ey-eiy corner
of the hall. Miss Mo-gander
und Miss Pirn showed tiit—.-
selves masters of tho instrument in their piano duet which
Lowepy's Upper Stope
Crippen Pays Penalty of Law.
London, Nov.23, -Dr. Harvey
Hawley Crippen was hanged ai
0:02 this morning in the yard
of Pentonville prison.
London, Nov. 'l'i.—The Evening Times tonight makes tin*
bare statement that Crippen
has confessed his crime, but the
statement is doubted.
Tho Evening Times says; "We
shall publish tomorrow, when
Telkwa now has a population | Crippen is in his grave, his confession."
London, Nov. 'I'l.- Ethel Leneve has booked a passage on
tho steamship .Majestic which
sails trom Southampton I'm'
New York tomorrow.
Oats are $10 a ton in Oroville.
A skating rink is being built
in Lille.
There is a 100 day clock in
Cider is being exported from
Horses are scarce in southern
Alberta. '■
'a     wa
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handicapped him considerably
in his otherwise capable rendering of "The Windmill." Mrs. G.
F. Stevenson is the possessor of
a beautiful soprano voice, and
left nothing to be desired iu her
feeling interpretation "My Ain
Folk" which was rapturously
encored. Miss Rankin was
hoard to advantage in "The
Dear Homeland" which well
suited her rich contralto voice,
while Miss White sung "Just a
Song at Twilight" in vory good
taste, and on being recalled, responded in a duet along with
Miss Rankin. The accompanists
to whom was due a lurge shure
of the credit for such a successful concert were Miss Alexander, Miss Pini, Mrs. Stevenson,
Miss Marlatt and Miss Pitblado.
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms
Main St., Hosmer
C. P. R. Porter Faces Serious Charge
Moose Jaw, Nov. 22.—The
trial of William Patrick Ryan,
porter on the C. P. R., charged
with having attempted to administer chloroform to Mrs.
Blanche Flower, wife of a British naval officer travelling on
train No. 2, between Medicine
Hut and Moose Jaw, on or
ubout August 8, with the attempt to commit theft and rupe,
was started in Ihe supreme
court today*. Little progress
was made, only two witnesses
being called. Dr. Charlton,
government analyst, gave evidence as to the action of chloroform, while Conductor Uniting
head of the train concerned,
spoke of being informed by the
accused that the woman in the
sleeper com plained that somebody hnd administered chloroform to heiW lie, however,
found no signs  of  such   an   at-
of 150 souls.
Bricks are being mad
Bulkley valley.
All bells ring in   Mission City !
except the curfew.
John Brougher has opened a
hennery at Mnd River.
It is reported that there are
no faro banks in   B.  (.'.
P. Burns it Co. will open a
meat shop in Cuinberlai.il.
Tho 0. P. R. no longer has an
agent   at   Three    Forks.
Central Park will soon have
a volunteer lire  brigade.
In the Cariboo there is u mining  camp called Law ilee.
There was 10 inches of snow
at Stewart three weeks ago.
Lumberjacks continue o be
scarce iu East Kootenay.
Oroville people aro clamoring
for an up to date opera house.
A new Roman Catholic church
has beon opened at Frank.
Grecian lawn vases aro being
made in New Westminster.
The a.laearroiii factory began
operations in Fernio last week.
The C. P. R. now has 480 sq.
feet of wharfage at Penticton.
The Bank of   Vancouver has
°P*-*,ed a brunch in Chilliwack.
■*■"* Hudson Bay company will
•tmoiital store in
It rei id that a powder
factory will be built ut Abbots-
Eight new automobiles will
bo delivered in Cranbrook next
The celery grown in Armstrong is said to bo the (inest
in the world.
Bill Pratt has turned an electric piano loose in Stewart.
The provincial revenue from
timber during October was
Mica has been discovered
near Edson in tho foothills of
the Rockies,
In Cranbrook the members of
the lire brigade are paid $10 a
Lytton is becoming celebrated as the place where prize dogs
are raised.
A steel buildiug eight stories
high is to bo erected in New
In Chilliwack Ah Jim was
lined $50 and costs for selling
liquor to an Indian.
In Enderby, S Poison was
lined $1 for riding his bicycle on
the sidewalk.
Eagles and owls are stealing
chickens   from   the    ranchers
Drop  m  and  have  a  loo
Christmas goods, which
s   are
our  new
now  ar-
riving   daily.     .\   greater  selection than
ever before at the Quality store.
Opera House Block
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around Glonemina.
In 1012 tho lirst annual provincial poultry show will be
held in Vancouver.
Last week the  farmers   were
Is a Big Enterprise.
••When we added   the-   Hrsl
lead stack to our copper si. iel ler
at Trail," sai.l General Manager
W. II* Aldridge, oftheCanadian
Consolidated Mining an.l .Smelting company, to the Spokesman
Review while  in  Spokane  the
lirst of the week, "we had great
difficulty    in   marketing    the
small amount ol' pig lead which
we produced at that time.      As
a result, we were  compelled   to
sell the larger pari of   our   pro-'
duct in Japan, China and  even
Australia.   On account  of the
rapid    increase    in     Canadian
consumption of pig load an.l its'
products,   we   now   have    with-'
drawn entirely from the export j
markets  and   have   more   than
we cau do to supply  the  domestic demand.
"The ..lining outlook in British Columbia is very encouraging from a smelter man's point
of view, at the present time.
The tonnage of ore shipped us
for treatment, both from our
own mines and from our customers, shows a steady increase.
So f.-.r as lead is concerned the
miners are doing very well, in-j
eluding the bounty which the
Dominion goverment pays they
are receiving for the lead in
their ore '.i 1-2 a pound, What
makes this remarkable is the
fact that the wholesale price of
pig lead in Montreal is only .',
cents to 3 1-1 cents.
"'i'he various mines belonging
to the company are doing vt'vy
well—particularly ihose at
Rossland. The new ore zone
recently opened up in the, lower
levels of the War Eagle continues to show up strong, and
both it and the Iron Mask are
proving very profitable. The
St. Eugene silverlead mine at
Moyie also is looking better
than  it has for some time,
"Of the properties acquired
lately by the company, the Mol-
lie Gibson appears to be the
most promising. The old company had equipped it with an
8000 foot tramway to which we
aro making an extension 21.001)
feet long, which will bring its
terminal to a point about throe
miles I'roin the Mollie Gibson
landing on Kootenay lake.
"We    are    taking  about    100
tons  a   day   of   low  grade  ore
j from    the    Sullivan    mine    at
and Fancy Boxed Chocolates
Christmas boxes of Chocolati
as The Harry Webb Co.. McC
Stewart, all reliable makers,
one an.l with the variety all P
The as
ire, we
We  have aim oa I    everything in  Candy
cheap mixture to tho finest Bon lion's.
by such makers
Lipwney .'.nil !•'. II,
ortmeul is ,*. large*
.■an please you.
from  the
Ice Cream
City - cTWeat - c^VIarket
Choice line
Steaks, Chops
iJ's, Lard, Etc.
Roasts, Sausage, Butter,
Fresh and Salt Fish.
Gabara Block
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Real Estate Bargains:
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jt Office Block HOSMER, i'.. t
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If you place an order for lumber with us ynu have n  righl   to ex- J
neet well manufactured ...nl evenly Ri-aded peeeil*. consisting nf Boards, J
Dimensions, Timbers, Flooring, C'eiling, SiiliiiL-,   FinishhiK,  Mouldine »
and Lath, J
Our Planning .Mills are equipped   with  modern   wood-working J
machinery and re-saws.    All  inquiries are promptly answered, cinil *
your in.spec, inn of our stock i-- solicited. j
The Elk Lumber Company, Ltd.}
0. II. Bomford, Agent Hosmer, 11. C. J
Capital All Paid I'p $1 l.liKl.iinii Resl $1^,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona  and   .Mount   Royal,  G. C. M. G.
II.ni. President.
II. B. Angus, Esq., President.
Sir  Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Armstrong, Clillllwnok, Cl
in British Columbia
. New lie-
iliiiTlcuici, Vi
it. Nil
i-dnli*. Kn.lerby, Oreonwood, Hornnur, Kelowna, M r  tl
N.ee   U'e-lniiii-lcT,  l*L*l]Ucton, Trill-'.   Ilnport, Uee- Inn-
•i.on, Victoria.
still sowing fall wheat around Marysville which is being tr.-at-
Pincher Creek. e,\ ll( Trail.     We are operating
The population of Penticton| that    property   under a   lease
from the Fort Steele company,
lllllf Ve I
id miwnrel re*
including those who live on the
benches is 1103.
A ton of dressed turkey were
recently shipped from High
River to towns iu British Columbia.
The government has been r. -
quested to plane mail clerks on
uy part nf .Ice .lepocit,
C. B. WINTER, Manager
s Hank Department
lelvoil.    lutcrcHl allowed ci. mi-mi. rates and
..bjec. lee ice, delay nhatori r in Ilia « itl.drawnl e,
Hosmer Branch
Queen's Hotel   |
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the week f
Opposite C. P. R. depot, Hosiner, B. C. *
Big Free Moving Picture Show j
Ntnv feat urn films each week under tho operation of Joe Ki.kln T
temp being made, so he did not j the Arrow lake boats.
take action in the matter, The This fall potatoes ,
witness was under cross exam- hauled to Barkorville
iiiution when court adjourned
for the day.
The Right View.
"Permit me to point out hero,
as I have frequently pointed
lout on other public occasions,
that we do not regard the
granting ot public works as a
favor.        The const ruction  of
a distance of 2N", miles.
At Quesnel raffles have become the principal form of
gambling in that frontier town.
At Keremeos B'rank Richter
obtained 'Al boxes of apples
from oik. tree.
.lohn Knight has refused an
offer of $32,000 for his block  on
works  is
is   important  Main street in Chilliwacl*
The Richmond Eureka, at Sandon. which was owned by t he
old War Eagle company, also
is shipping to the smelter about
UOO tons a inonth of fairly ^ I
grade silverlead ore.
"'I'he recent resumption of
operalinn-* by the- l.e Roi <■->i..-
pany,  together with   the  vory
successful results from t he operation ol the Lo Roi Fo. 1.
which mine has proved the
steadiest dividend payer in Ilic
Rossland camp, has created a
much better feeling in thai
town I ban it - .'it izons havo experienced I'or some  t ime.      • In
t he whole* I he oul look for Kci~--
land ri^hl now is more eneotir-
has been I'or  scv-
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II.  I.M.HAM    X
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co. j
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
for the country at large  as  for
the   community    immediately
j served, and  when  the government   builds  roads,   trails   and
bridges, it does it   as much  for
'the country as  for   the   coin-
! munity.    lt is not  a   matter   of
favor, for it is the duty ol'  the
j government to do these things."
—From lion. Mr, McBride's  reply to tho Nelson roads delegation.
The Bank of Commerce has
made arrangements to open a
branch in Chilliwack.
Frank Ritcher has lived in
tlm Similkanieen since 1861 an.l
owns 10,000 acres of land.
From Queboc 50(10 tons of hay
is being imported for use in tho
lumber camps of British Columbia,
aging ihan it
oral yea..-.
Tlie Unemployed,
Xe'U      Ve.lk,     NOV,      Iii.-   The
number .el' unemployed in t ho
United States U estimated ai
1,500,000  lev  ll.e   investigation
leeecirel   ol'    ll.c     I'.llWeiy     Mission.
Fifteen por c at. of them aro
said to In- in New York city and
Beverage of Quality
Maiiufacl ured
Hops and Hi
tieH.. (lanadin.. M
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Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Could the Earth Collide
With a Comet
market place of sea-borne goods; and it would be a strange
l.hiug if some of the oldest of West country sea-songs and
chanties and tbe Norman anil Breton equivalents thereof
could not be discovered aboard the bankers by a musician*;,
|ee*rsi>ii with a sounel Btomach, a taste for roughing it, anel some
acquaintance with 1'eeY'sle use anei custom. Aud Newfound*
land is not the onlv territory in .he New World whieh has met
been explored br the collector of Old Weerbl folk-songs. 'Ilo
■ hill country of Kentucky, where an illiterate raee lives iu a
Btrange Beclusion, she uld be worth exploring.    A let.le rarlliei
ON  May I Mlc ci.xt  the e-iirth will be plunge.! inlo the tail I soutb one enters the sphere of .In- negro folk song (a very dif-
...   Halley's cn.net, and  lhe head of that, body will be  ferenl .Icing from the- modern coon song and blatant ragtime
i.e.-   I."..1" 0.01.1!  miles away.    It  is  but  natural  that  a Btuff); and that is a well-worked field."
■h    king mai. slueuli! ask: ts there a possibility; that the earth
mav encounter .1 comet ciml thus come lee a frightful endJ
i iiri..ii-li   enough, it was Halley himself who lirst point-1 "GREEN GOLD"
.-.I out  .lie- possibility.    Whiston, Newton's successor in the
l.e    *  .11 e-lcciir ...' mathematics at Cambridge, was see alarmed
,.t ee, chariol of lire" which dared up in liis dny. that Halley
wco. prompted tn Leo!: closely into its movemonts. Ilis work
led ,'.. the startling result that the comet, when passing
. ihe- descending node, kad approached the earth's path
within a semi diamet. r », the earth. Naturally, Halley won
dered what would have happened had thc earth and the comet I
bei actually so close together in their respective orbits. As-
vie- ng the .--nco iV mass to have been comparable with that
of iie.' earth (an assumption which wo now know to have been
nc, rl; beyond reason) he concluded that .heir mutual gravitation would have caused a change in tho position of the earth
1 -. orbit, and consequently in the length of ci year. This
,r .1 thought led bin. to consider wlm. the result of an
actual collision would have beeu, and ho concludes that "if
•e.-c large a bodv witb see rapid a .notion wero to strike the
"*:l"    » 'Jjing'b*,  no moans impossible—the shock might ro- Lining.' if 'our recollection'be correct, a faker introduced it
duce this beautiful world to its original c s. - ,        ;     ,„;,„„, explanation, to wit: The only gold that lhe
Hence Halley net ouly dispelled the superstition ami the , %torminJ js „„.       .,■„.,  „„,,,, sacfh\a we know
'"'   '    ' :       *■-! in our watch-chains ins. etc., if w 0 lucky enough  to
have them.    Xow there is also in some ores cm Imperfect; i.u-
inatur.e gold—a young gold ihat has not e*\isted through suf
AN interesting miner's myth, once widely exploited for
swindling purposes, is narrated by Ihe editor of The Engineering and .Mining Journal, who asserts that it is
practically being revived .clay. The essence of the myth
is that .i.e ordinary processes 'lee not extract all the gold
from eere and that others nicy In* devised to save the remnant. This, llu* writer tills us, is simply a falsehood; but it
is s.ill believed by many. At a recent mining convention an
address was made in which the speaker asserted that be had
irrefutable proof that gold had boen extracted in paying quantities from comparatively worthless ere pulp, and announced
liis intention of forming a company to operate the process. We
"The idea that there is gold hidden .0 the lire-assay test
'licit will yield to a 'process' is a myth thnt. will not down.
I'orenuially eloes it bob up serenely. We .all it the 'Green
lieild Myth,' beeai.se long ago, in the early days of California
esd out a possibility  which  the superstitious  Dark   Ages lead
sever dreamed of.    It Besomed to Halley not  improbablo that
tie   earth had ce. some rem.etc period been struck by a comet
which, coming upon it obliquely, had changed the position of
ehe   -.-.is   e.i   rotation,   the  north   pole   having originally,  he
■ tt      lit, been  cct  cc  point   not   far from  Hudson  Kay.
m,,r.   recent investigations eet Kelvin and Sir Qoorgo
eempletely  upset   any  such  Ikeo
Since Halle y 's timo .he chauc
eartli ciml : net lc
• sliced  mathematicians,    Laplace, for example, painted  th
ient, geological eons to ripen, in other words, 'green gold'
which in ils tenderness escapes collection by the nssayer's
oniilte'd to notify mc thai I must provide my own tabic linen,
cutlery, etc	
is it necessary t<> say that such expendi.ure caused me
the greatest uf cell n.y discomforts} During the tirs. few days
I was maddened by the way in which 'freshmen' were throwing money abeeect. l'ietures. cushions, fancy articles, pipes,
clothing, baths, leoeiks, wines, tobacco, cigarettes—te» say nothing of the linen ami cutlery—were all being bough, in huge*
quantities at fancy prices. To me, whose purse had always
been but poorh furnished, who.se career nine years ago at a
clay training-col! -ge bad been a time of poverty so great that
frequently two meals a day had to Buffice; that for a week at
a time 1 was absolutely penniless: that for Saturday night
after Saturday night 1 was glad lee earn four shillings for
playing the piacc.e in a certain little public house; . . .—to
me ihis lavish expenditure seemed at first not merely unnecessary, but criminal,''
He soon begun .0 form social connections, and this is how
he writes about that phase of Oxford life:
'■ 'It was very g.eeed eef yeeu to eome. Vou know 1 sometime- feel that men like me are not tit to talk to men like you.
Vou have worked hard and struggled upward, anil we've done
just nothing except speiiel money we' never earned, mostly on
pleasures and dissipations.' This was said quietly, simply,
ciml I believe sincerely as 1 was baling a student \s room,
after having eaten .he largest and most costly breakfast 1 had
ever enjoyed, li.. was the son of an extremely wealthy man;
lie lied a princely allowance from his fa.her; he came from a
anions public* school. Ami in spile of my forcible interjoctinr,
of the word 'Bubbish!' in spite eef the little argument 1 eould
bring to bear on liis statement, he was ovidontly depressed by
reflection ecu bis own idleness and wealth. Nor was this the
only occasion on which men like* hiin have said the same sort
of thing lo or about me. In fact, I have been amused, as-
tounded, even provoked tee find that in iny own college were
men who gave me a sort of halo, and approached me with (lie
diffidence i confess I bad felt toward them, merely because
1 was supposed t-. be - a real live workingman wlio had seen
life, and had .struggled up to Oxford just as .he story-hook
yeeiing man does.' One modest youth, expressing to a friend
of mine his desire- to know me, said:  'Hut 1  don't suppose
■eellisioii betw
ogaged the attention of many astron- j **'™J!,1'.-
po*-* olitv 1.1' cc collision wilh th.. earth so vividly Ihat he
startled iiis .lay cmd generation. He drow a picturo eef a
tome • whe bc ...ass wees such .he. c tidal wave some 13,000 eer
14,00 I feel bigh inundated the world, with .he result that only
the* higher peaks of lhe Himalayas and the Alps protruded.
Lalande created a panic by a similar consideration of .he
Bob eel in a paper which wus intended for presentation be*
fun- the Academy "f Sciences, but which was met read. Such
was .he popular excitement, that he fell himself e.onstraine.l
*,« allay the public tears as well as be could in a soothing ar
tide published in the Oazotte de' Franco. The messes assumed
hy both Laplace ami Lalande aro so propostorous .hat thoir
theories ar.. me longer seriously considered by any
• ■er.
Since the .Icy of Laplaco and Lalande thoro have been
■•Ter.il comet "scares." Biota's comet crossed the earth's
•rbit on October 29th, 1832, When that fact was announced
Bnrope was in a ferment. 'I'he orbit of the earth was contused wilh the earth itself. Such was the popular excite*
■ent. that Arago took it, upon himself .0 computo the possibilities of a collisi'in. He pointed out that the earth did not
reach the exact spot where tho comet had intersected thej
earth's orbit until a month later, on November 30th, on
which elate the cornel was 00.1.00,1100 miles nway. Incidentally he pointed on. lhal a collision was always happily re-
■ole. He thought lhal, fhe chances of a meeting wore nbout
nc in 281,000,000.    Itcibiuct, een the other hand, .I.ought that
* collision was likely lo lake place once in about 15,000,000
jaars. More recently the enl ire problem has been considered
hy Prof. W. II. Pickering of Harvard. By a collision he uu
ierstands, first, that  any pari   of Ibe
11,..,Is. Bul bv troatmon, will, the right" kind of ciic.ni- j '"'     ,,.•,"''' '," '•'"-   " "";   ' m so ignoran   ..I Hangs.
n-a^nlonls fr..,., the nurturing hands of the -professor' this delicate     ,      I|U fore long    vvns actually being sought as the man
Darwfa  gold   be ripened as quickly as I'resto. change! and bo."1"',.1;""":,, **"""' '-™,1/'1    J™   ■"•'"•."■. •*'■<■•"■ problems and
Silurian or Art-Loan ,.„,,!'he life oMhe poor. At debating-societies I was 0 .embarrassingly in request, for ,-. characteristic of Oxford today is
tho extraordinary interest taken in all serfs eef social epies-
tiiens—unemployment, poverty, housing, education, the right.
put   upon   lie'
footing as  ifs
my'li  undoubtedly goes  further back.    Perhaps an
[examination nf the pages of Agricola would disclose thai be
knew of it      The alchemists  in  a way were  believers in  it.
Possibly i.  existed oven  in  Hn* time of .he Argonauts.
'•We congratulate lhe geutle.nen who are mentioned by
..ur  Toronl rrespeendent  upon  their success in obtaining
irrefutable proof that gold has been extracted iu paying
quantity from comparatively worthless ore, whieh is undoubtedly Important if true. We beg them, however, fo reflect upon
what disastrous effect this may have upon the cost of living
in the world and in the interest of humanity we hope they
will bury the secret bevo.ul all chance of recovery,"
mi the comet's head; second, that, any part of the earth strike
t*hc most condensed point in (he bend (the core) as distinguished freem Hie larger iucIcuh. What the average si7,c of a
■visible comet 's hcael may be, we have no means of k.niwing.
Toeing estimates that for a telescopic comet, it averages fro...
40,niin to Kin.OIIO miles in diameter. The head of fhe great
••met of 1811 was 1,200,009 miles; that of Holme's comet
ei 1802, 700.1.00 mile's; aad that of naked eye* cornels generally
ever 100,000 mile's.
In the last half of the lasl, century 1-1 comets, including
Bel-urns, penetrated the sphere, eif (be earth's orbit. Prom this
a*re.f. Pickering infers that we eihould expect to be struck by
tbe core of a visible comet onco in about 111,(100.000 years, and
ky some* pert inn of the head once in 4,000,011b years. Since
Mmets' orbits are more* thickly distributed near thee ecliptic
than in other regions of tho sphere, the collisions would oc-
eur rather more frequently than this, but hardly as often as
•see in 2.000,000 vears; an I since it has boon estimated that
aiimal life has existed upon the e*artb for aboul, 100,000,000
years, a considerable number e*f collisions, perhaps as many
as fifty, must have taken place during that interval, in Prof.
Pickering's opinion, evidently without producing any very
serious results,
Tho old notions of the tidal effect.. of comots were based
spoil an erroneous cimceptiee*. of eonietary masses. It seems
astonishing that a mnn eif Laplace's foncle*rful mathematical
powers should not have concluded that a body like a comet,
which can sweep through fbo entire solar system without do-
ranging a single one of ils members, must have a mass so
small that it cannot appreciably affect fhe waters of the earth.
Ma it is, ceunets an* ...ore likely to be capturod by planets
('witness tin* comet families of Jupiter and Saturn) than fo
derange a member of the solar system or to produce tidal offsets.
The plunging of the earth in the tail of Halley's comet
naturally causes many lo wonder what, will be the effect upon
the inhabitants of the earth. .Similar passage's occurred in
1810 and 1861, but no one was the wiser until long after. Some
astronomers claimed to have noticed auroral glares and meteoric displays at. the time, but whelher these were really associated with the' comet cer not cannot definitely be stated. At.
all events, if may be safely held Ihat on May 18th next none
•f us will be* aware of tl.ee fM(.| (hat we are literally breathing
the (ail of Halley's cninet. Prom this it may well be inferred
that the wild tales of the possible effects of poisonous gases,
tales for which (he newspapers aro very largoly responsible,
are utterly without foundation. It is true that a comet's tail
is composed of poisonous anel asphyxiating hydrocarbon
vapors and of cyanogen; but it is also true that the actual
.amount "f toxic vapor is so small lhal. when thc earth is
brushed by the tail of Halley's comet, the composition of the
atmosphere will not be so affected tbat a chemist, could detect if. Fl.-tinmnrini. hart drawn a vivid picture in his "La
Fin du Monde" of the possible' effect, of passing through a
tail highly charged with vapors. He has shown us terrified
bnmnnity gasping i'or breath in ils death struggle with carbon monoxide gas, killed olf witli merciful swiftness by cyanogen, and dancing joyously to an anaesthetic death, produced by the conversion of the atmosphere intn nitrous oxide or
dentist's -' laughing gas." No one of any common sense
Bhould be alarmed by these nightmares, particularly when  it
(By Sophie Irene Loeb)
TT7"K all know how it begins. In the morning be comes
V\ down and the coffee is cold (very careless of the coffee), the bacon isn't crisp and he has just missed his
car. He thinks theso things anel wants them discussed, which
lhey usually are. Ono won! brings another. A little personal
stab creeps in and tho trick is done.
All tho way downtown his brain is undergoing a chewing
and rehashing of those "stabs," until thoy assume alarming
proportions. Ho wonders why everything goes wrong that
■ lay, while she is at home, probably in tears, thinking that
lifo is a horrible problem. A little judicious thought could
havo averted a whole day's misery.
Tho man who in the morning finds die coffee cold and lets
it go at that is wise.    But if the good wifo answers aud he
returns the answer with a little addition, one word brings on
aril, strikes any part I another until there looms up a vocabulary of which both are
' ashamed.
Then there is the woman who comes home from an after-
to  work, slum  life, conditions cef  labor,  sweated   indtistri
Such subjects havo occupiod a vory large' proportion of tho
debates both at the Union and at Ihe various college societies.
It was this keen interest in social reforms which first, showed
me my greatest misconception with regard tee the 'upper class-
s.'   Like most loyal members of the proletariat, I hael proa
ed of the eallousn
ferings of the poo
JJHAIiL wo ever know exactly how our feelings arc relat-
O eel lo the atomic movements that accompany them in
the lircciie? Prof. B. ele Cyon, late of the* St. Petersburg |
Academy of .Medicine, who writes ou the subject in the Bevue
Sclentifique (Paris), thinks that a sensation as communicated
lo the brain is a mure or lt*ss perfect image eef the outer
object that occasioned it. The absolute solution of the question is doubtless beyond us. Says Professor Be Cyon, in substance:
"The most illustrious philosophers have always considered
the problem insoluble. Descartes declared that the mechanical conception of the world halted before the impossibility
of explaining the. essence of elementary sensation. Neither the
movements of the atoms of our bodies nor the qualities of
our mind can separately render sensation comprehensible to
'''I'he creator eef modern erifical philosophy, Locke, asserts
that our mind is powerless to discover an intelligible relation
between material objects and the sensations that they produce in us. Kant's efforts resulted in ouly an apparent solution of tho difficulty. Kant considers the concept as being
given in advance of the sensorial experience.
" Physiology has not been any more fortunate iu its efforts
to explain the nature of our sensations and perceptions and
Iho fault is largely that nf Holmholtz. This is how he conceives Iho mechanism of our sensations:
" 'Our sensations are the effects produced on our organs by-
exterior causes; the manlier in whicli these elfects are mani
tested depends essenfially on the nature of the apparatus on
wliich the action is exerted. So far as the quality of our sensations dope nils een the peculiarities of the exterior action that
provokes then., it slueiilel bee considered as a sign of the action
and nol as its image. A sign necessitates no sort of resemb
lance will, ll.c ,•>.-*>. designated.'
"He's'-'" lie oigl. authority of llelmheiltz ,-.b a phyrtieelo
gist, "is conception, which is purely metaphysical, has not
I,,,,,,, accepted unreservedly. We ...ay recall one fact recog-
ni/.e'l by all physiologists which directly refutes this con-
(,,,,-t of symbols: <)...- understanding is absolutely powerless
t0 influence or correct fhe illusions of our senses.
"Wo see the moon as a flat disk, although well knowing i!
I„ be spherical.    In spite nf Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton,
,     ,<i' always see the sun rise nnd  set.    Our  understanding is
tho indifference, of lhe rich to the suf- ] (flually incapable of correcting the innumerable optical lllu*
I  had  honestly believed that the rich I J'""s ,hat  nil'.v 1|0 provoked at will in the courHe .ef labor.-.
were more responsible for (he evils of poverty and unemplov- j '"''>' experiments in physiology.
ment, rack-renting and sweate.l labor.    Hut now that, I was I      " ""' impossibility of the mind'.'
s modification of our or-
thrown among   these   ravening   beasts   like   a   slave amone ro.u-oi.-s si nscitiocis must he attributed to the structure anel the
wolves for their delectation, I found thnt quite a large nitmbci
of these wolves were watch-dogs."
metric system is being forced on the public i' a
aneled unci tyrannical manner is the editorial it-1"
1111 AT the 1
ion of American Medicine (New Vork).    What il
the tyranny of the metric advocates is only one insta e0: 90
it thinks, of persecution by entrenched authority. The "''''tor
recalls that it bus been pointed out a thousand tim s 'hat
the popular measures were evolved for practical use l/.c"m-
n.on people themselves, who must have units easily &™iblo
by two or three, while tho scientists have evolved nether
system far more convenient, to them and Ihen have "'10" *°
fore-o if, on people who can  not use it.    Further: ,
"Few uneducated peasants are  abb.- to divide a jfoasure
into ten parts and where lhe metric system has been mposed
on them, they have immediately devised half,
ighth units like our commercial divis-ve*.
functional faculties of the brain-centres, and not to dafects of
ll.e understanding. In fact, as wc think correctly, :t is the
limited faculties of our ganglionic cells that can ne,et adapt
themselves to our thoughts. All these facts impose upon
us two general conclusions: 1. Sensations are not signs or
symbols that the understanding imposes upon us, but rather
veritable images of the exterior world, images that niay remain ineffaceable during the whole life. 2. The allege.';! limits
of our understanding are in reality only the limits of the
brain-centres, organs of our psychic life. This latter'conclusion justifies again the necessity of eliminating th.B mind
fremi tho brain functions and witnesses in favor of th ? dual*
istic conception'of mind and body."
The author's theory of sensation as a faithful ro.
tion of the oulside world means, for instance, ns ho eioos ...
explicitly to fell us, that the image cast upon tho n/tina by
the lense. of the eye is transmitted in some way to ('no brain
as an image. If we eould actually perceive the m/nchanism
and I of nerve and brain, we should first,'he says, see the vxcitation
dollar and  of the retina by the image, then its transmission t<„ tho corrcs*
Cl   -'   111IIA1-
eioos on
dime.   In certain parts of Europe, the  c".'iilnt!' still use Iheir  ponding ganglions of lhe brain, situated in the  .visual sphere,
ages-old measures where the metri  "ystom 19 the only legal I nnd then   its  comparison   with   images  derive/d   from other
Eoundhouse at National Transcontinental Shops in Course of Construction at Springfield, Man.
noon party and liuds the maid has broken ono of hor favorite
cut glass pieces. Sho begins a tirade of abuse against that
"careless creature," when it was probably purely accidental.
Sho herself may have done the same thing soveral times over.
Finally sho keeps the scolding up so long that the maid
also gots impatient and has something to say on tbe subject,
wliich the woman of the houso resents, and, as a consequence,
Mary '' takes her clothes and goes.''
Where is the gain? The lady has to roll up her sleeves and
go to work until the kitchen has again been provided with
another worker. Had sho just considered the situation and
spoken with calmness to the girl, she would uot have lost a
good servant.   Wilful waste makes woeful want.
Tactl    That is tho thing.   It works wonders.
Avoid quarrels right from the start. One of the parties
must be magnanimous. A discord on the piano played by one
hand will pass off unnoticed, but if both are wrong tbe harmony is entirely lost. Ro it is witll humans. One must forbear. The "brave" individual will say, "I won't take anything from anybody! " But, he is.mistaking bravado for cowardice. Ho who tempers his speech at the proper time is indeed brave.
Any ono can start a quarrel, but it takes real courage to
avoid one. Consideration is the watchword. Oct it! Only
ono get mad at a time, then there is a chance for adjustment.
Pacify rather than "argufy."
1THE spirit of easto has commonly been associated witl. the
. reputation of Oxford; but if wo take thc recent confessions of a workman 's son this haughty goddess has
desorted her shrine. There are some who say that this spirit
is invading American colleges. Has sho become a homeless
wanderer and is knocking at any hospitable door! At all
events this Oxford man, "If. A.," whoso confessions appear
in the  Manchester  Guardian, asserts that "class prejudice
is considered thai sodiapbanously thin is a comet's tail, that   hardly existed nt all" in his own college.    With fow excop-
ttars can be seen through it without diminution in brightness,   tions'he was on the most friendly feinting with all_ the men
HE music hall song has its day and disappears; it seeius to
find wclcomo among city bound folk who aro, of courso,
notoriously capricious in their liken anel dislikes.    These
ngs meet their Waterloo when thoy venture afield into the
if his own year and witl. most of tho men next above and
below him. Cliques he admits, "but they are not formed cen
class lines."
Then, too, thero is "at Oxford a strong and forcible minority who to somo extent do really justify the vehement attacks made upon them from the foot of the Martyr's Memorial on Sunday evenings by fanatical Socialists.'1 But this
extremists of the rich, jusl as the vehomont
man sees
tntposts of civilization—the mining   ami logging camps; but J i,,Volutionary is tho extremist of the poor."
.jusl  here, says a correspondent eef the London Times, nearly -phis writer,  whose  words  nre  quoted   in   The  American
Knglish folk songs, which are especially sui.able feer open    Educational  Roviow (New York), entered Oxford al. the age
a.r performance, "have stood the tosl of transplanting in!
the resorvatinna of our race beyond (he seas."   Tho lovo nf
■nglish fc.l'  music, he* thinks, "is one eef those bonds of em
pire whicli cue.  none  tin-  weaker I ause  they ate  invisible
to tin- tourist who keeps ice the highways, tho Btcol rail.*, b
if twenty nine, nft.-r having taught in an elemenlary school
Tho standard eef life, so much higher than l.e had previously
i noun, caused him not only dismay, bnl repulsion. He eles-
i-iibes his lirst ■ 'hall dinner":
Solid silver spoons and forks!    What wicked waste!    A
■ e,,    „-■•„'•■ 1-., ■ -   ,j ■    "■"   1      |" •     j sine  C lie SOU   ell   ce   I ciiiiieeic   .. e 11 e-e ,   eee-,..    i.au  avu.te!   a...    '. e;n....., >.<.,>, □
however,  he  gives   in   a   1 nl   number of  that  paper   ,,f historical families.    1 was poor, shy, nervous, sore in spirit,
interesting facts .1.1 the migration id' folksong. Thus:   alnno as I hael never been alone before.    It was a new world.
tween Easl and Wesl." The "empire," it may be' facetiously clean napkin every nigh.! A four- or five-course dinner, nnd
remarked, still seems to hiin to include territory that since tbo ou|y 0nco in nc. life' lind I experienced an evening dinner.
Declaration "i Independence has been known to others by ■-. Tr.ilv I was a commoner! Opposite sat a lord's son; by my
different geographical description. Prom his point of dopar |si.le'lhe son of a famous writer; near me were the descendants
"In ovory part of the high prairies, along the fur-trodors' cmd I was half afraid. As I returned alone through the
trails into tlie I's- North, nnd .ven in the four .-.dnr commiini* I shadowy quadrangle past the ancient building up to my room
ties (where while, red, brown, ami vellow men live on ;, sal j I f, It heartsick and miserable. Nor was tho warm solittule of
■ on cannon- ... a placer mine), freem Peer. St. Michuol down mj neoni at first any antidote. It was full of ghosts. Famous
t.n s.in Francisco. Hie Han and Borsheba 'ef the Pacific slope,  men luid lived in It—at least one great pool, one famous his
I have found i.'stige** nf English folk music.    Soonor or later I .e.rian.   Other 1 ins on the staircase had licensed great states*
the peepulcir icicc.-ic- hall ditty, whether cc product of London or men, literary men, poofs, thinkers. Why, then, was I hero?
New York 01- Chicago, succeeded in reaching thoso remote am j Was it all a dream? Or was it really I rue Ihat the old hard
bnscadea 'd' Western life, lint in almosl every case its popu-. life was behind me, that 1. too, was at last given the chance
larity wees ephemeral; Ho- true pioneer, farmor or cowboy or|for  which   I   had   craved,   for  which   see  many   better,   more-
one. They cau not do otherwise and the attempt to force
them to ti.e in.possible shows gross ignorance of psychology
on the part of the metric advocates. Thousands of years
heuco our western roads will still be a milo apart even if tho
sign-posts mark fhe. distances in decimals of a kilometer. It
would be just as sensible for the common people to rise in
their wrath and pass laws making it illegal to use in laboratory work any other than their practical measures—indeed
moro sensible, for the scientists can do it, though inconveniently, whereas the peasant ean not uso metric measures at
all. These are the reasons why physicians in contact with
tho less intelligent are compelled to use the measures most
easily comprehended, even if the proscription is written in
decimals. We doubt, therefore, whether the metric, system
will ever come into general use in medical practise or any
other matter connected with the lowly.
"French metric, tyranny is now beginning to be actually
harmful, 'i'he laws havo been made so strict that manufacturers are forbidden to use foreign or the old native onos.
In Lyons several men hnve been fined for making goods on
non-metric measures, though intended for export to countries
where the metric goods will not sell. Tyranny of science
could not be carried farther, unless all manufacturers aro
jailed for trying to increase French prosperity. We may,
therefore, expect to see a marked reaction as soon as thc injury is fully realized, and tho metric, advocates may prepare
for the coming storm. It might ns well be acknowlodgoel at
once that I hough the metric system is indispensable for laboratory work or international science, if such an expression is
allowable, it is beyond tho capacity of tho common herd
who havo evolved more convenient ways of measuring and
will not use the scientific because unable. A century of effort has failed to make people do the impossible and thoro is
no hope of future success. The medical profession must realize that in their scientific work they must use tho metric system, but in their contact with the sick they must uso measures
understood, and never use a fraction moro complex than a
half. Wo regret tho persistent attempts to force Congress to
do what has failed in Europe.''
senses, in order to correct or perfect it. If the object is in
motion, its image moves in tho brain across the "image of our
visual field."   Professor De Cyon thus concludes:
"A fortunate consequence of the conception of sensations
as a faithful reproduction of exterior objects is to render vain
the external speculations on tbo reality of tho world, which
for centuries have interfered with the development of psychology. Likewise there iB an end also of the bizarre hypothesis "that light, sounds, odors, and other excitants of tho
peripheral organs of sense do not really exist, and are only
the products of our sensations. As long ago as the time of
Galileo this idea answered more to the needs of human vanity
than to tbo exigencies of strict logic, The argument that the
light rays act otherwise on the skin than on tho retina, or
that mechanical and electric excitement of the retina alHo
make us experience a vague luminous sensation was already
outworn, even before the discoveries of Maxwell and Hertz.
Tho sun will continue to illumine the earth, even when all
trace of living beings shall have, disappeared, ns it illumines
at present its other uninhabited satellites. When he placed
tho creation of light before that of plants, animals, and man,
Moses was right. Without the light of the sun, no life was
or is possible on the earth. The retina receives and Bees tho
light; it does not produce it. The same also is tn.e for the
other organs of sense.' ,
WHEN a liner has docked and the
passengers have all passed dowm
the gang-plank the otlieerB and
crew elo not, as might be supposed,
make a dash for their homes, there te
see their families and friends and have
a geeod time until the vert-eel bails een the
return trip. On the contrary, about
the hardest work the ship people have
then begins, for between docking and
departure the !iner must bc thoroughly
overhauled and cleaned from stem te
stern, inside and out, and all within the
period of thirty-six hours.
The hull of the vessel must be entirely repainted; the funnels scraped and
brightened with a fresh coat of color;
every bit eef machinery inspected and
tightened up; and even tho masts and
rigging looked afler.
lu lhe matter of cleaning up, it may
be pointed out that in thc case of a
big liner the mere furbishing of the finst
cabin elining-saloon is itself a taak of
no mean dimensions. Such a saloon may
sent nearly 000 guests without any "re-f
lay." The carpeting must bo taken ueC
ami beaten; each table must be repof*
[shod; the floor must bo cleaned until *
it shines like a mirTor; every bit of
paint or gilding must be carefully washed; all chairs are inspected anel repolisk-
ed; and many other odd jobs done before the saloon is again put at tho disposal of passengers.
The same task must be accomplished
with reference to the second elining-
saloon, the drawing-rooms, the library,
the smoking-rooms, etc. Then, too,
thore are some 400 staterooms, Hay,
which must be treated in the same fashion, to Hay nothing of the inspection of
forty bathrooms.
One iif the hardest bits of work is ii
connection witl. the "furnishings;" Por
instance, it is necessary to count, sort,
and check some 30,000 pieces of linen.
No linen, however, is ovor washed oi
board, it is placed in sacks containing
each from 200 to 2:>0 piece* and Hont ii
vans to the laundry. When it conic*
back the tiresome job of counting, sorting, etc., must again be gone 11.rough
with. »
Tho silverware also  comes  in  for a J
good deal of attention.    This .nay be to J
tho number of 1.1,000 to 20,000'pieces.   ,
Glassware  on  a  liner  seldom   numbers
fewer than 2o,000 to 30,000 pieces, while
tho number of dishes, plates, cups, etc.,
often  reaches 00,000.
Every piece of this glass and china
has to be washed and polished during
tho ship's "houscclean.ng," ,-ilthoiiga
they havo been kept scrupulously bright
during tho ontire voyage. Each department is in charge of an employee—,.ne
for tho silverware, one for the linen, on*
for tho china, etc.—and each of thes*
men is in turn answerable to the head
steward, to whom iB brought a report of
the total number of pieces on hand.
livery sheet, towel, table-cloth, funnel
to bc worn to nny appreciable degree is
immediately discarded, for no "••ags"
aro permitted on a first-class line:. During tho courHe of ono trip a lin.'r will
use something like three hundred Turkish towels alone and as many as a thousand smaller ones for the first-cabie
people, only.
In the steerage the cleaning is con-
dueled on somewhat different lines. Everything that might be damaged by
wafer is taken out. of the steerage quarters and the hose is brought into play.
Then tho whole steerage is scrubbM
fur trailer 01 free miner, always preferred the words fhat, grew
together in his racial birthplace, the melody .if crimson
rhythms that lives in the bloeecl ho inherits, If may be that,
a few ..f the folk songs whie-li are no longer fo be found in
Ingland still survive in the Empire's open Bpacos, Newfoundland, for example, would probably—nay, certainly—
prove as rich in treasure trove of this kind as the West country, wlrc-li lias been so faithfully explored by Mr. Sharp anil
• Ho is. wlee eli'servo fo he called the Muses' remembrancers.
"In the muny little fishing-hamlets .(' that seagirt Devon
traditional songH abound; .uneeng them a. number of curious
ejoasting-rhymes which the liHhcnnen {who are often unable
to read or write, fortunately) gel by heart in order that they
may voyage Bafoly along Uie iron beeim.l coasl from one 'hob'
in the wall' to another.   The Grand Hcnk*, tli.. groatost gravi
worthy  men  than   I   crave  in  vain   down below  there  in   the
schools, the  factories, the  foundries?
". . . . I didn't understand servants! It wus so
strange to have a man at eene's beck and call. Nor did it.
seem right that 1. who had always waited on myself, cleaned
my boots, done odel jobs about the house, should have all these
things done fnr me,    Bul   when at  7.30 cm my first morning
WALT MASON, whose doggerel has amused and edified
Canadian readers all over the West, is a Canadian
by birth
Walt Mason, for that is his real name, was born in Ontario
County at a little village known as Columbus, somo miles
north of Whitby. In this little cross-roads place he worked
as a boy in a woolen mill; later at Port Hope in a hardware
store. At the tender age of fourteen yoares he began to
write verse, but it was only a couple of years ago, at Emporia, Kansas, that he enme into prominence as an author.
Now his readers number millions.
Mr. Mason defies all the historic laws of verm- .....king
by composing his poetry on a typewriter, unci sending it out
without revision. Al, work before eight in the morning, he
devours the exchanges and grinds nut smoking editorials by
ll.e yard, and before eleven o'clock has produced the editorial
page of Ihe Emporia Gazette, wliich is quoted Ihe country
over. Shortly after noon he is back at work, editing telegraphic despatches, writing headlines, and in odd moments,
making verses, a pursuit which alsee occupies a portion of
each evening. In the lute aflernoon he is out wilh his fast
horse.; horses are his hobby.
Since Hie beginning of bis newspaper earner 011 the Atchison Globe in 1SH0, the poet-philosopher has worked on papers
all over the country. He is not a society man, One interviewer described him ns "elressed chiefly in a pair of blue
Borgo Irousers, anil a vest that might have been mistaken at. a
distance for a comic supplement." Mason himself recalls an
incident when he elid blossom out in "sassioty" in somewhat
similar clothes. It was in 1S03, and his peregrinations had
taken him in Washington, where his verses attracted the attention of Mrs, Frances Hodgson Burnett, of "Little Lord
Fan.it leroy" fame. She invited him to her house, nnd he
went, though reluctantly.    But let him tell it himself:
"I had on a dinky suit, nf hand-me-downs, witl. a sack
coal, Ihat barely reached below my shoulder blades, and high
1. college .he good man i-n.no iu.ee mv bedroom, drew up thei water pants. Tbey had butlers nnd footmen and such cr.tters
blind poured cold water into the 'shallow bath, and said, al the Burnett house, and I wns ushered into a room well fill-
•II ill pa*,  severn. sir.' then, indeed. I was shocked!    He ovi-  od with ladies and gentlemen in correct attire, and Mrs. Bur-
lentlv expected me .0 luce a cob] bath; lo sorinkle myself I nett gave me :. great reception, and introduced me to al! those
with'icy wnter on that  keen October morning—a most un-1birds of pnrndiso, nnd my dnds seemed to shrink all the timo
heard oi' proceeding! A further sense nf strangeness afflicted
in- in tin* possession eif two rooms, a 'bcelder' and a 'sitte.r,'
lu* latter a  large double-windowed  room  very comfortably
yurd of seciiinii iii lh.. world, ...list; surely lee a I'erfilo field .ef 1 furnished, and with the walls all paneled not witl. oak but
exploration for collectors of traditional sea-songs, both Eng* painted wood. There were no pictures—those T could pro-
Dab and French, t'or nearly four e-enfuries Ihis expanse cef, vide if I wanted—and from one of the pile of advertisements
■ iaty shoal waters, every wave of which is haunted and rolls 1 received during the next few days I learned that pictures
ent of the whito gloom with its whispered message of half- could be hired by the term. But having pictures was out of
articulate  syllables, has been  a  nursery  eef Ballormen and  a   the question.    By sofe oversight the college authorities had
,nd I never was so miserable in ail my life.'
THAT tho up-to-date surgeon may one day actually include
in his equipment a refrigerator whore various portions
of bodily organs will be kept, in cold storage ready to
he spliced on where thoy are most needed is tbo rather startling suggestion made by Mr. E. Ron.mo in La Bevno (Paris).
Recalling an earlier prediction of this kind, the writer asserts
that it seems now to bo in a fair way to bo fulfilled. Dr. Carrel, whoso success in the reparative surgery of the interna!
organs has already been noted, has been experimenting on
animals with material kept in cold storage as above suggested, and in many cases with complete success. The discussion
is not only interesting in itself, but throws a side-light on
the methods and merits of vivisection, whieh some regard as
more cruel than useful, while others take tho opposite view.
Says Mr. Homme:
"No matter how inexpert he may be in anatomical matters, everyone knows of tho aorta from the aneurisms that
sometimes develop there, whose rupture may cause sudden
eloath. 'Ho succumbed to tho rupture of an aneurism' is a
phrase that, is still often heard. Everyone now knows that
the aorta is a largo artery, over an inch in diameter, which,
Issuing from the left ventricle, describes a curve and then
lescends along the vertebral column to the sacrum.
"It, is comparatively ensy to get at the aorta in thc part
situated in the abdominal cavity. If the surgery of the nr-
I cries were more advanced there would be no great difficulty,
in cuao of an aneurism of the abdominal aorta, in opening
the ubdien.cn und uncovering the greal artery and its aneur-
isni.il tumor. Dr. Carrel has performed several successful
operations on tlie abominal aorta of cats, removing a segment of Hie huge bloodvessel and replacing it with a similar
segment tuken from another animal or kept for eome timo in
ceehl storage in a Bpecial liquid	
"Greater difficulty, however, would be experienced in an
operation on the thoracic aorta. To get at this part of thc
artery il would be necessary to open the chest and to move
Ihe lungs to one side. Neew in case- of a large opening of the
thorax, the lungs collapse, the respiration ceases, and the animal dies of suffocation.
"This difficulty, however, no longer exists. Researches
made recently have Hbown that, respiration mny be replaced
for some time by simple ventilation of the lungs. To realize
this it is suflicient to place in the trachea a tube of average
calibre and to pass through it a current of air under slight
pressure. In contact with this air, which distends tho lungs,
tho blood throws off its carbonic acid and is charged with
oxygen. Asphyxia is thus avoided, and the animal may continue to breathe and live for three or four hours.
This is precisely the arrangement adopted by Carrel in his
experiments on dogs. . . He draws the conclusion that
operations on Hue thoracic aorta are not necessarily dangerous.
It ib, however, another matter tn go further and sny that the
surgical treatment of aneurisms of the aorta is an accomplished fact.   For tn operate on an eneurism surrounded with in
WOOD-CABVING, for centuries aa
important national industry in
Switzerland, has suffered a crisis
during the past year which threatens t»
affect tho business permanently, following upon practically a monopoly aud a
long poriod of prosperity. These carvings have been especially popular with
tourists, hundreds of thousands of whom
visit Switzerland every year, aud a
large export business has boen established with other countries, including
tho United States. This is especially
true as to church omblems and articles
representing historic rccnes and events.
An important Swiss wood-carving
centro is at Einsiodeln, a historic vib
l.-.go in the mountains in tbe canton of
eSchwyz, where there is a celebrated pilgrimage, a wealthy Benedistine monastery, aud a splendid church. The industry centres in the Bernese Oberland,
where wood-carving is the chief occupation. Tho church emblems of Einsiodeln,
the bears of Berne, thc lion of Lucerne,
the eSt, Bernard dogs, cows, and the
quaint .Swiss chalets are all reproduced
in wood and sold at the curio shops.
These objects have found their way iuto
practically all Continental towns, and
Swiss wood-carvings are almost as woll
known in othi'r European countries ns
at home.
Various circumstances have contributed to the present crisis, among wliich
is the increased cost of raw material,
much of whicli is imported', making it
necessary to advance selling prices without increasing real values. This has invited competition from other countries,
especially Austria arid Germany. Furthermore, Austria recently placed a
heavy import duty on souvenirs, under
which wood-carvings are classified, and
in France they must ho stamped "imported," which, it is alleged, has affected tho sale to such an extent thnt the
imports from Switzerland have been
greatly reduced.
The passing of thc Swiss wood-carving industry is further evidence that
industrial progress is gradually eliminating from the commercial world rural
industries built up and maintained
whero wages are small and tho oxpense
of living low. Modern machinory and
methods, increasing competition, and
tho inexorable laws of trade aro driving
out primitive concerns or forcing tbem
into combinations. This is cause for
regret, as many of the people living in
the Bernese Oberland have for generations dependeel upon wood-carving for
...ainteniii.ee. They hnve acquired great
skill in thiB, aud, being slow to accept
innovations, it will be difficult for them
to adopt new methods,
Much of Wall. Mason'r success Ims in his ability to get at   (lammatory aclherences   and   pathological   products   is much
the heart eef things, lie deals with subjects which interest
everybody; puts his finger right on the vita! spots of home
life and business life, lie does not get. out a brass hand to
herald the lessons taught, by his prose poems, but there is a
lot of shrewd common sense in plain, understandable language
in these little verselets, which give them a value apart from
their pleasant "jinglesnmeness."
none difficult than to treat a healthy aorta. We may hope,
however, that the day when we shall know he>w to vanquish
Ihese difficulties is not far off and that in this day, in all sur-
gicnl hospitals there will be n cold-storage plant whero will
he kept nil forts of segments—arteries, veins, joints, perhaps
arms nnd legs, which thc Burgeon will utilize in his
OST landsmen arc astonished when
they learn the capacity of the
ocean freighter. As nn illustration, one may cite a freight liner, rated
at twenty thousand tons' burden, which
will carry loads such ns may he briefly
itemized thus: 100,000 bushels of wheat
in bulk, equal tn 320 car-loads, or le?
trains nf 20 cars each; 1.000 tons of
flour, SO car-loads; 4,000 boxes of bacon, 75 car-loads; 3,000 tiercer, of lard,
48 ear-loads: 1,300 bales of cotton, 40
car-loads; 1.200 head of live cattle, 80
car-loads; 3.000 quarters of dressed
In addition tliere will probably bo a
thousand tons of miscellaneous merchandise—say, eighty carloads mono; in all
780 car-loads, or thirty-nine long trains
of twenty cars each. Nor is the above
by any means the entire load of a
freighter of the burden mentioned. It
will lenvo accommodation fnr, say, 800
to 1.000 steerage passengers, as nlso for
a crew nf 150 men and fifty cattlemen,
with food and fodder for aii.
In the fuel-bins, too, there will bo carried a burden of 1,300 tons of coal, or
more than nne hundred car-loads.
Not Guilty as Charged
(By Kenneth MacGregor)
Al WENTY   years   sgo   the   name   of
I'rof. K. ; t -n* Ywggin*., who pass*
cd awny  recently iu  New  Brunswick,  was  a   household   word   Tint  nnly
1*HE case, st- far us v.* main features; Ail this happened very quickly. Bul
wen- eo Doomed, was very much as [no part of the nappening escaped the
it had been stated by O'Brien, observant eye of the judge. Tbe con-
Arthur Willis, married, thirty-six yours I elusions whien lie then and there reach-
nf age, and having one boy, aged -eveujed were that the display of emotion on
named for him, Und been urrestod ul ihe the part of tbo principals was spontaneous tance of Ffugh Kemp, chioi Uepubli j oue, and that Willis, in i-pite of evidence
ran watcher, ou a charge of attempted (against bim, was by no means possessed
" repeating.'' i'oi criminal instincts.
''he cane eim- up before Judge Ur.iy,
-in.I. in spite nf lhe previous excellent
record of th-' aveitsed, tbe evidence
against him was so apparent!) conclusive that the jury was only out half an
hour, although Willis wns defended by
soma of tlie mosl brilliant legal talent
obtainable. Tbe employer of tbe prisoner, as well as b's pnrtv bad seen to
it -hat he was not lucking in this
Judge Gray's charge to tbo jurj was,
so it was claimed by a good ninny, dis
tinctly against the accused. The ex
planation, if, indeed, one wer.: needed
was not hard to find. A jurist of emin
ence, a man of austere probity who, as
a matter of principle, refrained fro.u
"practical politics,1' tho judge was res
pected and trusted by members of all
political creeds who came Into otlleinl
contact with  him.
By the same token, he wan a stanch
and stem dispenser of the law when it
dealt with political affairs. The purity
of the ballot, so he was accustomed to
declare, was the .-.irength of the nation.
Unless the polls were carefully guarded
and administered, tho desires ol' Unpeople would nol bn rightfully understood or expressed. He was against the
boss system.
These being, in brief, Judge Gray'b
views on the subject, it followed thai
Venders ngninsl the franchise mot with
i Mie or no mercy if tbey stood before
him to receive sentence. The maximum
penalty wns invariably indicted nfter
son e brief and acrid remarks addressed
to the unfortunate.
Sentence day arrived, The court-room
was crowded. Friends and political acquaintances uf tbe act used man hyd
beeu busy. Among tho results were
dozens of letters from prominent citizens and organizations, all addressed to
Judge (Iray, culling fur mercy because
of t B excellent  record of the prisoner.
,' dgo Gray, by force of long prac-
tit , could "take in" n court-room at a
glance. On this occasion he became
conscious of It v\an faced little woman
and a small boy sitting just outside the
rail near where tbe prisoners stood
to receive sentence.
One of the lawyers who had defended
Willis spoke to her. Judge Gray saw
the nervous clasping of her hands, the
twitching uf her fingers, and the frightened look in hei' eyes. The boy slid his
ha ml into liis mother's and eyed the
lawyer doubtfully.
His honor smiled grimly under liis
bean). Jle knew that the wife and -child
trick was an uld one on the pari of
defending lawyers, and that ii somo
times worked .successfully in the case
of judges wlm permitted sentiiiionl to
interfere with the administratioin of
just ice.
With    him    it    wa
course, ho was sorry for tbe woman a
the boy. hut it  was no part of the duty
of un  ofiicer of the  law  to  be  swayed
hy his personal emotions.
The law had been violated- -flagrantly so. (>nlv one thing remained, and
that was to mahe the violator feel the
result Of his act. And yet, tlie judge's
eyes unconsciously strayed in the direction nf the lad lie almost wished Ihat
tliere was something in connection with
the case that would justify him in show
ing leniency.
Little Arthur was ti sturdy chap for
liis age.     lie  had  a  lovable, honest   face
-tanned and freckled brown hair and
blue eyes looked al you fearlessly or
drooped before vou shyly.
The judge had looked at tho boy scv
era I times—he didn't know just whal
hud attracted him. Turning to a mass
of legal papers, he began to make pre
partitions for the morning's work'. Ar
thur snuggled a little closer to his mother   and   studied   the   strange   faces.
The work of sentencing began. Judge
Gray was apparently his usual inflexible
self. A wife-boater was given the max
imum punishment, with a blistering lecture thrown in for good measure. The
same remark applied to tbe cashier of
a wholesale grocery house, who had
abused Ins employer's trust in a limine
ial way. A hold up man, a longshoreman found guilty of assault, and a
pickpocket received no mercy.
With   the  infliction   of  each   sentence
the   cheeks   nf   Arthur's   mother   grew
-.more  weary,  whilo her eyes  were  filled
[•with added dread.
■Just (lien Arthur Willis was summoned to the bar.
Mrs. vvillis' pallor became that of
total collapse. Her husband's lawyer
hastened to her side and hied to offer
The child, with heightened color on
his cheeks and eyes, whose expanded
pupils made them look almost black.
stood looking at the oflleer who had
called for the prisoner. Then Willis
entered and took his stand iu the place
^ assigned tn fellow unfortunates—to the
left of and nol far from where sat his
wife and boy.
Wills was a sturdy, rather good-look
ing young man. whose personality by no
means suggested the habitual or impul
sive criminal. On the contrary, he itn
pressed one as an honest, steadfast sorl
.of individual.
The M»n. a- he caught sight ol Ilis
father, forgo! his surroundings, the rob
ed and gruv bearded man on I he high
sent t<i whom everybody seemed to pay
such deference; forgot, too. Ihe crowd
of strnngorfl around him; forgot even
liis nm: her, All he knew was thai his
dad, from whom he had been separated
I'or many dnvs. who played with him
and made him wonderful toys nnd told
him marvellous stories the best dad
in the world was horo righl within
touch and
The child detached himself from his
mot hei. and with ii face transfigured
with love and happiness, made toward
his  father.
" Daddy!" he cried, and ins shrill,
affection-laden voie.o penetrated to Ihe
farther corners of the room. The mnn
instim lively held mil his arms lo his
son. Nol unkindly, an oflleerttouched
him on the shoulder and reminded him
of where lie was. Willis nodded, trembled, and bending his head, sobbed the
hard, dry sob- nf a strong mini in bitter
"S i I-e n c e in Hi' court! " clanged
the voice oi a utombor nf the court
squad, and Arthur fell himself drawn
back   to his  mother's side.
Then, for the first time, a realization
of Hnmo terrible trouble threatening his
[father, mother, and himself w.ib borne
nipon    him.     Pressing   his   face   hard
against her,  he  began  to cry,    Willis,
.f urn ing around at this moment, saw the
child's agony, and sobbed again.    Mrs.
Willis had for the moment forgotten her
i own  grief  iu  trying to  solace  that   of
-yier boy.
?5^J5WHW AND HIS STOBMSJof tbe log-light    Halting abruptly, the j or more.    The wood- was fed of deer I
sailors   balanced   the   box  on   the   rail. I and  they  were  beared  o--'   o* a  year's
One   cod   of  it   was  ooviously   heavier   growth   bv   the   racket   mude   by   the
than the other.    S,..ueone at dinner had (cowbell and ran in every direction
in   Cunuda  I „•   it,   a ■    '  '   ™- I n'm,:irkt'!1: "Tfa,'-V Put ''n;i1 >" lo weight      "  'Lije counted seventeen that came
'   "D*0a  but  j:j  America because of Mt,  but  it  never goes to the bottom— near tne tree in  which  he was sittinJ
-   »Jit, as a  weather prophet.       A   the water's too dense." j with the rifle aerd hi    knel ilTown]
^fiLnrf^l8lKent,8t'    h"    Cam"    ifl        VH'    "#P*    ***»?**    "P    *****    "-1*"   "P   ^   footing   two,   whiVh   tl e
tor « uie nucule because many of bis  failing, took off his cap and placed his  allows for one s^son, ami said i,  was
•o rl -U   t   h     iU!vnu:tru'^ opposition   h-ind   on  the  balancing  box.    B>  was as good as the best day's sport he ever'
t'■«'«t '-ther ,.hyMc,rt sand astron-j Rightly  bald and  quite  gray,     fn  the  had   when   hounding   was The  fashion
omcrs.    He foretold a  violent storm ,„   feeble light  bis real  face showed  pale,   Xije  whistled to Ins   , t   when he got
The Paradoxical Personality of
Pope Pius
Finally the fountains of the deep
nature of the judge had been strangely
moved by the fat her love expressed in
tin' child's face and actions.
The judge pondered fur a moment and
looked at the prisoner. Then be turned
his eyes on Mrs. Willis and the boy,
lie seemed to be thinking quickly for
some final purpose. He must act for
humanity as well as law. Ves and no—
sentiment and duty wavered before him.
Judge Gray pulled his musings up
with a jerk. They were becoming ludicrous, lie was H s. a soned jurist, who
for many years had taught aad practised that law lay above sentiment,
that the feelings of the individual must
be sacrificed for the good Of the com
m uii ity.
Now a whimpering child was shaking
his belief ia himself. The child had
actually tempted him to extend mercy
in a direction where il was, iu the face
of the evidence, obvious that il was not
There was bid one tiling to do put
Ihe lad out nf sight and give the prisoner tho sentence which the insulted
law de-terved.
Ho the judge raised his head and
straightened himself in order to do that
which he conceived to be his duty, .\s
ho did so, hi-, nyt-s instinctively sought.
for thi' child. Arthur was standing by
his mother, whose right arm was around
his wnist. The lad's face was toward
his father; but, us lhe judge looked
the little chap turned as if unconsciously drawn by the powerful personality
on the bench.
The .indue saw the countenance of a
child charged with thc woe that has no
right thereon—the woe that comes from
separation from that which is held most
dear. The woe that feels, but does
not understand; tho danger that threaten- the thing or person loved.
.\ piteous pleading sprang into Arthur's face as he and the judge eyed
each other. Then the lad's mouth began
to tremble, and suddenly he laid his
head in his mother's lap aud began to
cry quietly,
The judge shuffled with some documents for an instant. Then he glanced
al the prisoner.
Willis, with white lips, was standing
square-shouldered with head thrown
slightly back, in fhe attitude of a brave
man who has braced himself fur the
The courl room   was   hushed,  the  otlt
cei's facing the crowd, ready to repress'
any display of emotion that might arise
from tlie passing of .sentence.
.ludge Gray paused, and, violating all
his precedents, beckoned to the courl
clerk. A few words passed between
the men, and the clerk resumed his seat.
but not before he had quietly called to
thei w i-e.      Of J an officer.
I j Simultaneously the judge left the
bench and made his way lo his private
room. Then the olliccr notified Willis's
counsel that the judge desired fo see
him, Mrs, Willis, and the buy in private.
The lawyer, a trifle bewildered by
this un looked for turn of events, made
his way to the little woman's side.
•'1 ilon 't until to hold out nny false
hopes 1 o you, madam, he said, '' but
this is a mosl unusual proceeding OU the
pari of the court. It may mean that he
is going fo be lenient to your husband.
Anyhow, it means something. Mow.
be sun* and answer any questions which
he may put to you as directly and
briefly as  possible.
"Don't let ymir feelings and belief
in your husband's innocence gel nway
with you and—and—your tongue. The
.judge is a busy man who has no I ime
to listen to all you think of your hus
Mrs. Willi- promised, aud the trio
found themselves in the presence of the
great man, who, to Arthur at I$nst,
didn't seem nearly as terrible as he did
when in the big seat iu the big room.
And whon tlie judge held out a reassuring hnnd tu i'he small buy the latter
grasped it without hesitation, turning a
trusting face upward as he did ho;
childishly he took up his stand by the
judge's chair.
'•Come here, dear," said Mrs. Willis
' • Lei him stop if he wants io,'' replied the judge.
■•.Mrs. Willis, what prompted your
husband to commit the crime charged
against him .''' he asked.
•' He never committed ii, *' she an
swered timidly. ''Tliere has been
•■ome terrible misunderstanding or mis
take somewhere, but he loved us and
his home too much to ever chance losing
it  by such  folly."
Then, in answer to other queries, she
told of their happy home life, the society, the attention,' ami ihe l hoiightful-
ness of her hnsba nd.
"And. your honor,'' she added tear
fully, "if he were a bad man, would
a little child lovo him in lhe way that
t his one does.'''
•• I Ac got the besi dad in the world,"
declared Arthur stoutly.
• • Hush, dear! " continued the mother.
•'Hoes  dad   have   fo  go   to   prison.'''
asked   Arthur.     A  child  always aims at
the  point.
.lodge Gray did nut answer him.
distend, he turned to Willis. The ac
cused man had said nothing- Inwardly
he knew enough to respect the position
he was in. and he dido 't want lo jeo
pardi/.O it even ia the slightest by doing
Ihe wrong I hing
occur on March JOth, lHS;!t to rise iu
the North Pacific, and striking America
from the southwest, tu sweep eastward
and along- the Great Hake:**. General
havoc was to be done along the Lower
St. Lawrence region and the (iiilf of
Mexico. Dread of (he storm induced
(lanadian and Sew England fishermen
It) keep iu port. They were well rewarded for it came un time with all its
fury, dealing death and destruction iu
itt path. Upon one occasion Professor
Wiggins wrote to the Lords of the Eng
lish Admiralty, warning them not to allow vessels out of port on a certain date
as a most, disastrous storm would occur
at that time. They only laughed. How
ever, a few days later the Lord Mayor
of London opened a subscription for the
widows and orphans of the four hundred
men of the Hull fishing licet lost in
that storm. One of his greatest discoveries  was that  the atmosphere  cannot
ascetic,  and   the  gold   braiding  of   his'all the venison he wanted, ami the pet
uniform   could   not   be   -een.     Shadows] was overjoyed to find him, ""
made him priestlike. The doctor's can
came  off, the  third   officer uncovered,
there was a moment of stillness, the
captain muttered: "One, two, three, in
God *8 name." nodded, and the two sail
ors slipped the box quietly olf the rail.
"Ve Gods, it's dark up here, Hess."
"Ves; mother would bave a lit if she
kuew we'd been here for an hour—Cut
it out, Bruce; no, f won *t kiss vou! —
Say! Listen to that." Up from the
steerage deck rose :i sane Sentence of
What   became of the tame deer?"
a-ked  one of fleorge's  listeners.
"  'Li.je and  the  pel   had great  sport
all  that  season and started  in  to have
IN the rout rast between tht* perfect
pe-icefulness ot all the moods of the
J'npe and the state nt war fierce
and unceasing which has made his pon
;iticate so exciting, the newspapers of
Europe just now behold the paradox
ni thi- Vatican. Pius -\. remains today,
live   Hie   Independence  Beige of  Brus-
some   the   next   season       Hut   one   dnvl.   i • "V  '  . "
San. coons from over Korest Home way \ T^"'',' what Ufl -^ whon be •",
was over in the timber for dvr 'th,'o^ '" ^ "" *?**> * T^ fif""0' ""
knowing anything about the et whJ '■''VI-f,"!\ l'^m' ao* pacSc Parish
■    '   ■     B ■ . P"   "n"l priest involved in war with all the great
was running through tie1 woods stirring
up business for his owner. Sam ''onus
saw the pet deer and let drive. Nothing
on four feet ever got away from Sam 's
rifle, and   'Lije lost his pet."
Say, George, 1 don't know this hen
Latin nations of the world. Tbe pat
riarch of Venice mounted the chair of
Saint I'eter with the intention, writes
the itome correspondent of the London
I'ost. of "renewing all things in
Christ.*' -\ conservative by tempera
ment. he is a reformer iu the sense that
he  wishes to  remove  the abuses which
lie was my little-a baby; uow he isj 'Lije—-what  is his reputation  for truth
in the great sea; Hod help a uie." j telling? " asked one of them.
"Oh, 'Lije was a law-abiding citizen,I at\Vii krrriW!1  up  in  ,,„. ..,,..,.„,. ,„• ....t!
and, besides, he'll show you the cowboll  turiea and to revive what  h insiders
to prove the story." ',„ Im. lji(. ,M,,u>r pra,,tiC(. «,,- ,\irm,.r gl.n-
SEVERAL years ago, according to al   orations. Bimplieitv has I n his maxiin
             case authenticated by Dr. KdwardjTHE   PROBLEM  IN  THE   FIREPLYj.. ,impji(.itv  jn   the  ceremonial  of  the
absorb moisture till charged electrically. | A.   Avers,   emeritus   professor   at   QCIKNTIST8 deplore the wastefulness   Vatican,   Simplicity   in   the   administra-
To the perpetual rains of the summer of j the New Vork Polyclinic .Medical School JO     of present means of artificial light-   tjV(.   ilMlj   judicial   s\-*tem   of  the   great
ing il»(l «gard it as strange that,   institution'" over   whirl,'   he.   the   mosl
Ithougn  so  many havework.'d at   tho | deeply   religious   aud   least   worldly   of
1002 he attributed the eruption of Mt.
I'elce, which tilled the northern hemisphere with electric energy, turning it
ini ii a large aerial sponge.    In bis book
and Hospital) S half dozen members of
two well known .Xew Vork families
were somewhat playfully experimenting
in   "mind   readiiie"   by   blindfolding
lhe   "Architecture   of   the   Heavens."!" A.''   who   placed   his   fingers   on   th
published in l.stjl, Professor Wiggin
propounded his theory of the universe
namely, that the sun is enclosed in an
atmosphere of electricity by whose
positive and negative forces it attracts
and propels the comets through Space.
Iu time these bodies become ho great
that the sun ean no longer repel tbem,
when they fnll intn irregular and fin
ally   circular   orbits   around   the   sun.
Several months ago a new magazine
made its appearance in Now Vork. Its
title is " I it I (I. " Next vear its title will
Im- " HUL" ft. is a labor of love, being
conducted by a little group of writers
and artists who contribute to its columns whatsoever each one is pleased to
contribute. So far the result has been
good for the readers as well as the con
tributors. The following sketch is taken from its columns. It is written by
John Oskisou and it leaves one a little
teary around the eye lashes.
Y E.<. at twolve o'clock to night."
"Whafs   that,   Hess?     What's
going      lu      happen      at      twelve
o'clock V '
At the Chief Engineer's table sat a
young woman of eighteen; on one side
sat her brother, a boy of fifteen, and
opposite to her sat a youth of twenty,
the light of her eyes. It was tlie brother's shrill, impulsive, impatient quos
tion that  had disturbed the table.
"Why don't you listen, "'Greedy'•.'"
The last word was whispered, and as she
spoke the girl's eves were half turned
to her mother, sitting beyond the boy.
"Oh, Hess, tell me what's going to
happen at twelve o 'clock.'' The boy
had   ignored  the taunt.
"Well, if yon must know, little 'Pop
Byes' (again sho lowered her voice),
they're going to bury a little boy in the
sea—a little boy nbout your size." The
girl's tone wa.s supremely irritating;
hor brother shrilled: "Oh, Hes.s, you
. . . !" Hut he gol; no farther. The
mother, a powerful, blonde woman of
forty, turned, and, wheeling the bey's
chair, commanded, "Leave the table at
once, Wendell" When he had gone she
turned to her daughter; "Were you
teasing Wendel. IJess?"
■' Nu. Mama. I was tolling Bruce
whal  the third ollicer fold Grace Clarl,
forehead of II," win. looked intently at
an object held b,\ "."' under a bright
light, the purpose being to learn if "A"
could name the object .-een by " B."
To copy Doctor Aver's own words in
Harper's  Magazine:
" Bach individual eompletolv failed,
until a fflrl of sivleon .surprised and
thrilled all present by correctly naming
one and another object seen by ' H.'
While the circumstances under which
this performance developed would suffice as to possible collusion for any or
dinary event, they cannot suffice for
this one. Nor that a physician of high
standing was present, for such can be
fooled by prostidigation nr collusion
rather easily. Some days later the writer made the following tests: Acting as
the observer '!»,' I had a cardboard,
which had a piece the shaj>e of a ' red
cross' cut out secretly, held against a
red lamp-shade. I looked closely at the
object, and in a few seconds she-—'A'
—said, 'I see a red cross.' Out of a
collection of photographs which 1 held
in my hands I hold one and another, at
random under thi' light. Those of people she knew were correctly named. Her
father's face she named when he sat
under fhe light, likewise others; but
when I tried to look at the fact's of her
father and uncle as they sat side by-
side as one object she failed, but named each as I looked -it each singly. Her
severest test was in spelling out the
name 'Hatton,' printed in three •quarter-
inch letters on the cover of a magazine,
she spelling it 'Uotton.' I could regulate the time when she would name the
object by varying my own time of look
ing at it, and she invariably named the
object only then—that is, nt the t ime
when mv eves were most vividlv be
holding the'object. The girl could give
no other explanation of her sen sat ion
than that out of darkness, like one
sifting iu a dark lecture-hall, an image
appears when the lantern throws one on
the screen. She declared she could not
succeed unless all light was excluded
from her eyes. A number nf physicians
had opportunity le witiie.*-s and take
pnrt in tests, bul, owing to her father's
fear of having his daughter known as
a 'freak.' all further trials were soon
denied, and wind her she still pnssosso:
problem   of obtaining cheap  Iiflht,   wo  me„( has been chosen to preside. Tena.
are. at  ihe beginning ot the twentiethh0U8 (), his purpose, lie has carried out
■titiiry, so tar Prom the solution.    The  .t,,..,..^ eonsiderabie opposition, a hu
efficiency of the steam engine and of tin
dynamo has increased enormously; but
in the production of artificial light w
part   of  this  ecclesiastical   programme.
He has given   us the beautiful  spectach-
I   a   I'ope  preaching  the   practical   and
have made but   smnll  advance.    Out  "f I ,;,„„!,.   HVrmon8   uf   a   parish   prjesl
OVOry hundred fun, nt  coal delivered nt|nn ,rtyard   ni   the   Vatican;   he   ha
our gas works something like ninety
eight tons are said to be wasted so far
as the production of light is concerned,
ami appear as useless heat. Vet nature
has by some mysterious process, of
which we have tint yet learned the secret,  solved   the   problem   of  economical
light.   In the firefly we find i
•ans by
which abundant illumination is produced without the expenditure of any
radiant heat discoverable by the most
delicate instruments. When the physio
logical chemist can find out the means
by which this little creature affords so
much illumination, we shall be -much
nearer the solution of a problem of vast
importance  to mankind.
^^—- .1   must  confess,  it   will  md   verify  th
iis unique power is not   known." j most   dramatic   pari   ef   the  tale.     '['In
It  would seem, to quote Doctor A vers t ant hor ei' tin- article obtained his infer
son nnd  me today.    A little child died I further,   that   this  girl   possessed   twolmation, as he told me. from a man whe       r   ..
'n the steeraue vesterdav   and  i* to belun^Que   capacities:    First,   when   blind  i was a sergeant in the Confederate Annv   formalities that   are  not   absolutely  ne
■ ■ - ' . a a li.U.I -la. I-.M1 !..._! ..... - -...*, 1...      1 .1 I. 1.' |«.!.,1,
.shown his predilection for u healthy and
a muscular Christianity by presiding
ovor a series of gymnastic exorcises in
another. Ho has appointed a commis
sdon to restore the Urogoriau chant; he
has entrusted a distinguished Knglish
scholar with the ret ision of tbe Vulgate.
And, finally, he has carried out thai
reform of the cougregal ions and the
ecclesiastical  tribunals  which   had   long
I n   considered   necessary,   bul   which
no previous Pope had attempted. This
alone is au achievement worthy of great
cccclcstastical   state-men.
On its religious side, however, to
follow still the Hritish authority, tbe
pontificate of Pius X. has not been an
unqualified   SUCCCCSS. I f   t he   present
Pope is the most conscientious and earnest of men, he i.**. certainly lacking in
that breadth of view which character
ized a Leo XIII. or an Innocent Hi.
There can be uo greater eoulrast than
that between the way in which the far
seciug Innocent treated St. I'rancis and
that in which his latest successor has
treated the Modernists and the Chris
lian Democrats. Of the Roman Church
during the last, live years the famous re
mark of Lord Macau Jay would bc no
longer true, thai "sho thoroughly under
stands, what no other Church has ever
understood, how Lo rioal with enthus
iasts. ' On the contrary the system of
Pius X. and Cardinnl Si .mi \ del Val is
to try to drive the scholars and the
enthusiasts, thc men who wish to reeon
cile learning withy religion nnd to win
over the masses tn the Church, out of
the fold altogether. II is quite eoneeiv
! able that in the struggle with tho Mod
ernists the Vatican will emerge victor
ions. But it. is ulso permissible to think
that Leo .MIL would have avoided the
struggle altogether.
If tne policy of the Pope he thus in
contrast   with  that   of  his   predecessor,
his mode of life continue- to present an
as Barbara  Frietchie ever extBtod. The [antithesis  no  less  marked,    it   is  well
article  which   I   refer   to    will    pul   a   known, suvs the Rome correspondent of
quietus on  these^ statements, although,| the  Loudon standard, thai  the present
Hope dislike- the pomp and ceremonial
thai has usually 1 n attached to every
action of tho Pontiff, and Iovhs to live
i perfectly simple life, disregarding all
liADlTlON has been vindicated, at
least in part, after years of denials
and counter denials," said Henry
P. Evans, of FVoderick, -Md.. to a frioud
in the lobby of the New Williard, in
Washington, recently.
"If my information is correct, the
Barbara Fri etc hie story is not the fiction that some historical writers have
asserted. Rome new light has been shed
on the old story.
Mr. Kvans, says the Washington Post,
is the editor of the Frederick News, and
is greatly interested in the traditions
of the town. He hns published many
stories of the Barbara Frtetehie in
cident, ami. as he said, he has grown
somewhat sceptical on account of the repeated contradictions concerning it that
have been submitted to him frnm timo
to time.
" Not long ago," snid Mr. Evans, "a
(Jrand Army veteran told me he was
preparing an article which would prove
that Whitlier's poem was n»t altogether
a fabrical ion. Stories have been published, ynu know, to tho effect, that
there was uo f'oundalion for the poem.
It has been denied that such a woman
buried at sea to night at twelve u'cl
Then    Wendel   wanted   to   hear,   and    I
told him he should have listened."
"Wendel   is   very   quick   tempered.
The mother resumed her dinner placidly.
folded she held her visual centres in a i which  marched  through  Frederick.
stale of complete rest, sustained no vis ■     "According to this former Confeder
ual imnges; and, second, she was extra (ate's story. Barbara  FrietcMe did wav
the American flag as the Southern
troops were passing her house. lie said
she did  uol   hai
it  out   of it   window,
ordinarily sensitive to nerve vibrations
As thc most plausible theory of explann
The third officer had spread his newsj ■■'•"■ Wc must assume that, like the dec
well. After dinner, in the smoke room, trie radiations from our optic organs though, and so far as he knew*, no one
it caused a little pause in the animated when in action; that when we hud*; at shot the stall' which she held, lhe poem,
conversation of the groups into which anything, while the main nerve currents you remember, makes General Stonewall
it fell; on deck, one couple of promenad j run from our retinas over the optic Jackson give a stern rebuke to the sol
-^^mma      ■-    - -   'nerves to the visual centres in the pos Idler who fired the shot.,
terior parts of our brains, then' to ev
cite   our   known   sensations  of sight,  a
s met another, fhe four talked eagerly
together for ti moment and went nn a
little less boisterously; over their coffee
in the social hall, the older women dis
cussed the possibility of anyone, young
or old, ill or well, surviving a voyage iu
fhe steerage. Parlies were formed and
pledged one another to sit up to "see
The concert in the saloon was a good
one thai evening. .\ driving, mid-summer rain had sent all ot' the promen-
aders inside. Looking amund at thc
crowded tables, the round-faced cornet-
tist, leader of the or-ahestra, pluuged
into fhe opening spasm of a popular
march. A rag-time piece followed, then
fhe "Turkish Patrol" was conducted te
its post, the relief followed, and tin
weary soldiers wuru marched awav ti
barracks.   At ten o'clock the " Poet' and
ry to his position. A book called
" Plus X. and the Papal Court. " i- by
an anonymous writer, who seems tu lie
Well informed as to the habits and pre
dilcetions of Pius X. The antl:.., tells
ii.- that ai about (ive o'clock in the
morning the Pope's bedroom attendaul
enter- his room, but, unless his Holiness
is ill. he finds him already up and rend
ing hi- breviary, as was hi- custom
through his long parochial life. At >i*
"Who harms one hair uf yon grey o'clock Pin- X.. says Mass in a simple
m';"' I little oratory, served by two Monsignori.
portion   of   the   nerve   currents   radial
through, the entire head.    .And we musl I     "That's tne  way  Whittier put   it. as
further assume thai, as appears in  the'I  remember.    Hul the version which we
case cited these waste currents can In
further carried through fingers, arms.
and head with sufiicient power to cause
faint vibrations in ihe visual centres of
another, vibrations identical to those
firsl started and which reproduce idea
tical pictures in the brain of the one
That such a theory demands thc |i
Grand Army friend •ri,n\u me is entirely
different, i'he old Confederate told him
that as the troops were marching past a
house—whose if   was. uf course, he did
After having prayed for a while in the
little chapel tin'' l'u]iu has his early
breakfast. which consists ot' a cup et'
coffee nnd mil- and butler, ami directly
afterwards, if the weather ifl tine, he
walks in the greal gardens of the Vat J
for an   hour or s
no!   kn.m'jit  thnt   time    a^nld   woman!     T,|(,    v,(ti(..(11    ^.e,,,,,,,    (,1(Ver_ many
came to the fronl deer with a Union
flag in her hnnd. She waved this back
and forth, although she didn't say any
thing.    The soldiers all  nlone   the  line
Vnsunt" had been played; and half an I        TOLD AT A HUNTER'S FIEE
our later, with the final blast of "Sil-j  A T   nn,,M   "",   hunter-    met    on   the
session of a remarkable degree ol' sen ; were joking with her iu a good-natured
sitivtty is true, concludes Doctor Avers, j wny. In his own company were several
but equal degrees of sensitivity are f re- J young fellows who always wanted to
(iieutly   demonstrated   in   other   ways  have nil tho fun they could -eet nut 'if
even  such a tiresome affair a- a  inarch
along dusty roads.    When thev -nu th
md especially in mechanical tests
of "Sil j \ T noon
s cornet | £■*-    banks
acres et' ground, .■nol contain, besidt
(lowor gardens, orchards, ami vineyard.-,
several small villas er summer houses,
and h long and winding earringc drive,
constructed by Leo. Mil, Th.- lute Pope
w.<s in the habit ef hoi ng carried down
iny his daily drive iu great pomp, preceded bv hi- Swiss soldiers, and follow
ed b\ Papal chamberlains and Noble
(Juar.ls.      Leo. XIII.   sat   alone   in   t h
walked past the open ventilators o.i the
leeward side. 'I'he boat deck was desert-
ed save fur a young couple who hnd mil
forgot ton their resolution, made during
the concert, to conn' up and "wait for
the funeral. " Put il half-past, eleven oc
casional heads were Ihrnst above tin'
cnmpn i- ion ways and withdrawn a I the
fit-1 blast of wind that sucked ilown
f rem above.
I;, • ,,*c,lm*,l that He* inflnen f  ,. H™0!'* I'"r ""' l!?hJ b"ldo,tha ""~-"
bis wife nnd cl.ild ivoro completely turn    ' "' "'.'>' «""} •',""' '»" Imumnus  «-,n
,.       e i,   ,       ..,..,, i   ...   K.flieWtc   in   lie*   little'   atocmecrij   (loeJK   i-cilillc,
nm    he- Icuv    nun   "licit   spomeil  l«  ne ic,*i,       ,      i     r ,
. H the* sinji socmen cis lifeless ci-c a rforeliet,
vorheels," tho leader |ein*ke*el his ceornol j £*-    banks of ce brook.    Eaeli brought
away, music racks collapsed at a touch, n mighty appetite, induced by tho to secy something to them.    Those gun
and the deafening hum of two hundred long tramp in thc pure mountain air. wore nol loaded, ns they were* nol in
persons talking rose to the decorated Smuitting on tho ground l.ueullus dined action, and, so, tho sergeant k story goes,
coiling. with   Leucullus,   ciml   thus,*   sandwiches  there was nol   the slightest dnnger for
Outside*,  the  wind   wees siill   blowing anil lln> brook made nmbrosin and nee    the womnn.    The buys merely cc.e|e*.| iu
(iorcoly,   tlueiif;li   the   rain   hnd   ceased,  tar seem  pale myths   indeed,   sny-    cc|cc aph-il of mischief
Prom the  groal   yellow  stacks  of  tho  storyteller in the .New- Vork Hun.    After
steamer,   banners   of   lelcie*l<   streamed I the  fensl   came  pipes  cm.I   .-ill   hands
iiitiiss tho stars.   Tl ifl ilin.le of the sprawled out em llu- grass to rest.
engiues could  lee- hoard ouly when one|    "1   ran  across   'l.ijc  Spurlock   front
land  cis  dark.    The  sti'm   lij-lir  shone
its   l-eeiir
"Willis," said  the jud„ ,     ,  ,
,.,,   ,    , .   , ,,, f*,„ , .:•       e-li'cir un  tin1 (iictciirviiiee
■ 111! le'i-lmi' llccil   you c e n* incue t. ..,-.,,,. -i i,        ..      , i    ,. ,
,,,   ,    -,             i .1 ,     ,,,i „,,,,i  ,,,.,„    been! davit; one watching i   lor live linn - Hver lie'cir Pond wnv cuiel  leeok  it  li*,iiu>
' do,     replied Hie idomneii man,    ._,,  tl |il«  ,  c...,.! „,,,i  „.,;.., ,i  ; '., i ,,
arm of n   life
over Cherry Hill ivay the other day,"
sciiet Ooorge when in. gol his pipe going.
-'Vou know I.ije' use-,| to be* cc groal
leiiiiie'i- in tho early days, l]o always
had cc ime* doer dung up in his barn
the Brsl day the law waa off. Flo had
cc licco bound tlccct would hang tee n dear
through tour countios, and Tjije ev.es
always well supplied ivit.li venison.
Thou  .i   law   ee.c*   passe i   thai   no  dogs
 dd be used in hunting eleer.
"CIohIi   cell   lc.'nil...I '     .Vasii'l    'I.i.je
Micc-j I'li'.i'i through whon Ice* I. * -. * r-. I ubout
thai     IcieV  '        laUl     lie-    eli  111 'I     e'CI le-ll 111 t ,■    tu
liv.* withoul ve'cise.ii.  ii lay in spring
he   camo   across   ci   young   buck   fawn
■• I will take your word for it.'
Willis gaaped and almost fainted
ntes might, seee tin- white elnvit turn intc
I the  Icuil: nock  cct' ci  peering, grinni
''Tne,"vlde,',',v «'as'l'B°tro;;gly'''agninst! monnter, looking overside al the* sooth
, ••  <; | ,,,..  ;,,,,,„,   lei',,,,   i roiil I'"g   troth   behind   tho   screws   to   Inn
nol  lol  this boy grow up" "hear tli* j \¥re:*f,>'o might  somo joke worthy ol
stigma cef n IVIon-s son.    !  mil a K '":i"" mtth'    ' ""''"'l ,0 ""' rnill,lfi Uv""
givo you unother chance.
•■ He.n't   lliccnl;  mo.    Thank  youi  I
and raised it on the bottle
Il  got
nnd your pood wife. They believe you
 and for tliem you may e;o free."
Ilo pressed a button, and one of the
court squn-d entered.
•' I will resume court,'' he said to
that worthy, who im mediately departed
into the court room and uttered the eus-
i\    fee\   forward   of   the   log light   and j
flapping wildly  in  the  wind, was a
of   baby napkins,   placed   there   to
before sunset and forgotten.
Willis was led out to the dock again.
I f I here was anything to pict uro his
joy in his face, nobody noticed it.
.hide;!' (Iray dismissed flic prisoner in
a fow words.
Up to then Willis hnd been a strong
man. Iluf as soon as he was free lie
broke down and wept, And he only
wept all tho more when a small) warm,
familiar hand stolo softly around his
neck and a woe voice said:
'Tome, daddy, lot '.s go home."
Might bells had struck and the Paiot
sound uf hammering that had been
heard at intervals in I he Inst half hour
coiit inued. Por some reason t here was
n  delay.
.\t the quarter-hour pasl midnight,
the door of (he small steerage cabin was
opened; the light from within slione
faintly on the drying deed;. The the
light was obscured; steps .sounded, shut'
fling nud muffled, and two sailors, bare
headed, appeared, with the little box
carried between them. Behind came the
captain, stepping briskly. The doctor
was there—as be came on) of the door
he flung a cigarette overboard. The
third olticer closed the door aftor him,
and for a moment- the procession was
lost to sight.    Tt reappeared in the glow
tame it ivould run nbout f he ynrd n";
play with fhe children, 'J->ije put a
small cowboll on its nock so that he
would know where il wns when he was
putting up the cows at   night.
'• When    the    hunting    season    came
around   'Lije  took  down   bis   ride  and
Irv! started  for'the big timbei   to see if he
dd put  up ii  deei      He  had   h
the faithful old hound at home, ami
t he- bo upset him I lmt he did nol hear
I be tinkling nt i lie cow bell as the pet
deer followed at his he. Is, ho said
"He didn't notice ihe bell until he
got into the fornflt, and then nn idea
came to him. When the pel slopped to
nibble al some tender grn -s nlone the
bank of n brook, '-Taii jo dodged behind n
tree and then drew himself up among
the brunches. When tlie deer couldn't
see him any more it ran here and there
crying for him. I.i.!'' Iiid among the
branches and   said   nothing.
The pet deer ran Imkity split through
the woods, the cowbell clanging away
like an engine's warning to got off the
track.     Vou   eould   hear   it   for  a   mile
old,woman wav.ng the flag they raised I      .   ,,,-  ,„„„„,  ,„  ,,.„  ,,;im witll  „
their guns and pointed them in hor dir   cImmuer ,        )sil„ ,,, himh. two s„,
ection, ,iust to see !t they could get her   .,„>.., ,   ,'„',,,„,L   .„,,,   ,-„„,.   N„hl„
Guards on horseback followed, their
ollicer riding beside the window of tlio
carriage. Pius .X.. --ays the author we
follow, takes lone/ walks in the gardens,
often alone, seeking the qnieti d nnd
most unfrequented paths, and sometimes
stop-; to talk familiarly with tbe gar
doners and nnv workmen whom he hap
pens  to  meet.
At   nine  o'clock   the   I'ope   \n   in   \m
Study,    where   he   receive-.    i,i      Si---1,-! a i v
of state. Cardinal  Merry do!  V«l, then
the   head-   of   the   great   < !Ollgl
through which the church is nil d, i
then   ot le i   ■* isitoi  .     The  audience!-  of
l'i ii-  \. are of t In   simplest  elu
ned  sul rounded   \\ il (i  I he  least  po     I
etiquet.    In old d:r. h the splendid r p
t ion   room*   wore  full  of  eh a in hi ' hi i
• •  m!  ■ •  .   bnl   now   on I j
n   i ew    ■« r\ uni -   and   n   nv     igi
two are to be -.-.■;..    Thc ■ |   I1
i' of every cl      . -■  ■
mo*-:   humble,   ■ notion     poor pea
The sergoa ul himself, he relate.-.
ordered the boys to stop their fooli illness and not point thi-ir guns at a woman. They laughed ami shouldered
arms. That seems to be all there i- to
the story. Stonewall Jackson is elimin
ated; lhere was no shot fired, but. never
theloss, guns were pointed ai Barbara
FViolchie. and so the poem of Whittior's
is not altogether the product of imugiu
ation. The poet may have got his
information rrom some despatch to n
yellow newspaper, if thei had them in
'hose days.
' Hy I'rof. i'. A. Zavit', Ontario  \gricul
toral   ''allege)
TjWH  five vi-e* ui succession, oxpori itnts from hh native villntf ' !".■   ■
ment-- have been conducted at  the to be seen there, In garments ai ythii  ■
Ontario   Agricultural   C.nllcg,    t'oi bul  suited lo a conn poremi
the prevent inn of the loose smnt in oats.        I'nm f ualh    n!    one   n'cloel     '
an I of i he stiukii ^ smut in wheat.   '\'\<
■,   i ': -   have    liowi   I Iml   I he  follow iny
dine-      Siie-.-   i he   seventeenth   ei
it   has  been  the rule  For thp  Pontiff
lenf   :-   easily    applied,    >u i pai      ent a loin    but    '       X..    << . ' he !*■■■■ Im
•r *'lv cheap, aud quite pfloetunl in kill-   Standard e    invit,
ingjlie smut spores; |soerotary or other member** ni h
'I lioroughlj  ni;■   one half pirn  ol   b'oi
malin  ( Formaldehyde |  wit h ' w enty one
■ i  *.- iter.    I 'laco the oaf - or t he
ivheat  in i iii - solid ion  I'or I wont}   min
lo    nud f hi ii  spread  !he grain  iluuh
on a clean floor or over n cam as on the
ground,    and    stii    il   occasionally   to
hasten   drying.     The  seed   mny   be  -nun
mot   ■'-  M   ifl   dry   enough   to   run
i lirnngh f he semi drill freely,
Smut, is a living plant. The sporofl
of this fungus correspond to the seedfi
nf the grain, and when they are   -nun
hold to join bim, and on being n
fully ren on I rnti tl with for thi
heei I that i.
I rl ' to mai
rule, (,.-. ; v, '... had an equal right to
abolish   it.     Pins   X". eats  mosl
and    fl 11 gall; .   ll lid    ' 111     Pi
differ littlo from tho *.- thai wi re  101 ■ ■
to i ho pai When
Pius \. was firsl elected he was ii tound
ed al the number ni per van to iu tho
Papal kitchen, nd •■ cltiimod, ''Sure
ly it  i- eoossary  to  h.-i
together   the*.    I.oth   germinate.     Tlie|eookfl   in   nrdei   tn   make   „„■   a   littl
spores    produce    t bread liko    t iibes    <
which cider the voung grain
plants, and which eventually reproduce
the spores i'i the heads of the plants.
It is therefore very important to kill
all the -Spores of tho smut and to prevent
further infection. If this is done, one
treatment should prove effectual for several years.
The I'opi : ■ tin mplesf ftaliai
cool ei ■*, nnd his menu usually - ousists
of soup oi ■ ■ ■ ii roni, n plate nt meat,
cheese and fruit, ami on Fridays the
Pope often eats n dish of haricol beans
or "polenta," the inar/e (lour which ifl
the staple nf life In many Italian peas-
|ants,    Aftor supper thc I'ope soon re
tires, and is generally in bed by half
past ten. In all the arrangements ot
his life Pius X. uses the Hame humble
simplicity. Tne author of the book
already mentioned -ay- that under the;
I'ope V prodecpKsor* there were Mon
signori who wen- paid sn much a month,
and  had  room*,  in  tho   Vatican, whoso
sole duty was to bold tho Pope's hat.
when tie went out i'i the Vatican gar
dens, or who carried the stick or um
b rolls of the Pont ifl', and there were
others whose functions were hardly
more important. .\\. these sinocures
have been inexorably abolished by
Pius .V, notwithstanding the laments
tions and protests winch his action
caused. He has discouraged elaborate
services and decorations in the churches,
and ordered a return to the eld (ire
oorian music. In everything Pius X,
has shown the transparent sincerity and
simplicity of hi- character, and a simple
piety that never hesitate- for a moment
to do what seems to him right, whether
the action be politic or tbe reverse.
Everyone has heard thai when the
Patriarch of Venice went to Uuroo for
the conclave he had so little premon
it ion of the result tbat lo* bought a re
turn ticket. Uo long kept it, says Ueiie
Lara, author of a recent .Tody of Pius
X, in McClure'h, Many nu entreaty to
part with the little piece of cardboard
bad no nlTect upon tne spiritual head of
the church until at hist the King of
Greece begged no hard tbat he secured
the prize.
IVI'KKKSTI.V; »] ulations have
been put forward to explain the
dryness of the moon's surface. Ah
it is fairly certain that the moon at one
time had a plentiful supply of water,
the absen.-e of it from its surface has to
be accounted for in some way. The
old theory was that the excessive heat.
dovoloped on either side of the moon,
which is tinned to the sun for fourteen
day.*, at a time, evaporated all the water,
and that the attraction <<i the mooon's
gravity was too small to hold this vapor
to it, so thai it was consequently thrown
off by centrifugal action. But a new
theory has been advanced.
To explain the new thoon  wc have,
of course, tO start in the laboratory. A
crystal of auy hind—say a lump of rock
salt, or alum, or of the rock called
quartz, or a piece of limestone or gran
ite. contains a great proportion of water.
If we heat any of the above mentioned
crystals in a retort the water is recover
ed and we get a powder instead of a
crystal. Pul if this powder is placed
near water, it will, ou cooling, absorb it.
Now the interior of the moon was at.
one time undoubtedly very hot, so hot,
iu fact, that its rocks were in a molten
slate. Now as these rocks began to
coo!, their nature cried loudly for water
in order to enable t hem to t'or in their
characteristic crystals. The water seep
ing down through the moon's porous
crust satisfied this demand until it was
all used lip. This, then, is the theory.
The application of this theory to the
earth is obvious. The interior is highly
heated, and the rock- have to bo in an,
amorphous condition, for lhey can cer
tainly contain no water, as the water
oi crystallization is given up at a very
low comparative temperature, The great
oceans exert enormous pressure on the
crust, and we know that in several parts
of the Pacific the water is in direct
connection with the heated interior
through subterranean volcanoes. As
the earth continue- to lose its heat by
radiation it shrinks and cracks, and the
old crust docs not lit. In this way coin
munication i1- established almosl automatically between the t wo afiinities of
cooling mel*. and wnter. All the water
most certainly disappear theu from the
surface of the earth eventually. There
will nol be enough even then, from
present computations, to satisfy all the
melted material of the interior.
ALONG the -hores of Albemarle
Sound. North Carolina, lie miles
of low SHiidy banks, the greater
part being covered with little vegota
tion save coarse grass, wild parsley, and
other s.alt water weeds. T.i this region
com,- those who shoot the canvas back
duck tnat frequents the little streams
and salt marshes with which this coast
abounds, feeding upon the wild parsley
and marsh grains. On some of these
banks are a breed of wild horses, known
in tho neighborhood as "banker pon
ies." They are quite1 untamed and nn
cared for, have rough shaggy coats, and
are generally aboul twice the si/.e of ,i
Shetland pony, now and again one reach
ing the size of a  small  horse.
Each year tin- herd owners drive them
into pens, where the foal- are branded
with the owner's mark, and those required are caught ami -told to the deal
ers. It is said ihat those l-eiiM"-' have
lo be starved  into eating grain  and hay
or grass, their whole sustenance up fo
this time having been the rank salt,
grass of the marshes and fish. The latter
they catch for themselves at low tide,
using their hoofs tn dig deep holes in
lhe -.md below highwater mark; and
ihey greedily devoui thc fish so left
stranded, often fighting o\er an especial
h  tempting one.
lu captivity they are mid '" display
intelligence, though nohioni a reliable
temper. Thev are tamed by darkness
nmi semi starvation, and make excellent
id aught i iiimals, -I oh r...; -, i ongl h far
beyond ' heii size. Thei ent \ oracious-
miiip,   as   "ni-'i    ;i i   fnll sized
■ .
The foal   bred ■ ■ i  ponion "
in   capl iviti        i '    bio    i ■ imals,
The\ aro strong, health) and intelligent,
h      vii ion i than tl       parents, a ml cum
Tina ny persous >.nw Living
remember the day • when
the  malls in
•• ■        sheet   ol   paper
scaled   at one edge, I ol ipo ■  were
nol  in common use until about   I So5,
In that year a machine was patented
foi  producing thoso  now   indispensable
for epistolary  correspondence    *i
which, as i am]   .   ;  wil h hand
iboi. did I he work ol  fivi  girls.   \ bet
tor machine was produced in I8G2, which
rfoi meel   i lie   wot       it     ie> en    girls.
Three year-: later cane- the machine witb
u device for gumming the flap of the
envelope,   \\ hi di   did   the   work   of  ten
girls,     Next   . nne another  machine of
\ nerican do1    i    whicli did tho work of
■ ■ onl ■*■ gii: ■     ■ I  i-- -i iii largely used.
This h;i ■ fi  i    . i in an ln\ ont ion which
gums, prints, folds, and count- the capes,  and   bind-  them   with   a   paper
uf   twenty five.   This
machine  supplants  the  labor  of  thirty
Hillc   "They  te*ll   mo  that  yer  old
i'r:"ii'l -liininy (jot :i job yostorday,"
.Ain't   it   tornble,   Hill,   wot
bodjo pcoplo will elo for money f'
Mrs. J.  H. Flock, of London, Ont,
for   years   received   the   best   medical .
attention that Canada afforded.
Her husband was a prominent physician, yet bis .skill and that of his
colleagues, was of no avail in helping
Mrs. Flock.
She writes, "I was a constant martyr to Stomach Weakness all my life
and no physician could cure me, but
'Fruit-a-tives' save me entire relief
and I cordially recommend this famous fruit medicine to the public."
"Fruit-a-tives" corrects all disorder.-; of digestion, and ia a positive
and speedy cure for Indigestion, 'Dyspepsia, and Con.-nipation.
"Fruit-a-tlves" are sold by all dealers at 50c a bo>:, 6 for $2.50, or trial
box, 25c, nr may be obtained from
Frult-a-tlves,   Limited,   Ottawa
rpllIS is the so-called dead season
1.     in the showrooms of the  big i
makers,    Tbe employees in all
vacations, and apparently  for just a
all absorhing question of dress is in :
a   very   brief   space after all.  and   in
are busy with the winter models so
the general public, while already to :
saied an occasional glimpse of what
out i'or appia.buti-.in or disapproval.
This is tiit- season above all other
otighly enjoyed, when gowns are l.ein
and when, in con sequence, women an
ia the fascinating gowns on which so
incidentally, money have heen expeni
proverbially becoming, and this year
ferent colors and so many different m
is endless, while it is quite a fad to co
that formerly were considered impos
ture iif this summer is that the alt
seen.     White   i«-   worn,   lots  of   white,
ia t he realm of fashion,
bops and private dress-
departments are off on
brief space of time the
abeyance; but it is only
the meantime designers
.-o,.n tti be displayed t <
a favored few is vouch-
will vie long lie given
when clothes are thor-
<l worn, not being made.
looking their very best
much time, thought nnd,
led.   Summer gowns tue
there are so many dif-
.tenuis 1 hat the variety
nbine colors and fabrics
libit*.    One marked fea-
vhite gowu  is so rarely
tint  rarely  without the
Tins is.. -'or
feller,     wl
baths  havi
lunch   agital loo
iu-i   lately.
lie  had  beeu
1m> middii ■   kind
cheap    i. -!...i!:..*
I levolui d. i d,e-.
larly affected »
toes,  ih<-  chare,
I Ine day the .
t ion    a;i>   ad ■   I ■
Mr.   Rockefeller
touted  io tip tl
that   functional1*
The waitei \ •
Itui ki f, i. ■!.   il
»none\   a- you  i
y 5c bit  so bar
To    wliich    t
1' Voung   man.
5c-bit a- hard n
a  « niter.
. of Mr. .lohn !>. Uocke !
use    medicinal     ,\ hisky
beeu  the cause uf  ku,
in   temperance   circl s
in the  babit  ol   tal
I.con  at   a c Ullpuril     ■      ■
i    in    he.    boi ity    i i
Tli- dish thai ho regu I
: - roast  beef and  potn
: oi   v\ hich v\ a - ■
barge ior thi- coiubinn :
:-.-.!   i<>   oUc.     Thereupon
.  who  had   been  accu    '
i-  waiter a  dine-,  gave
nly  a   nickel.
ntured to proti st. " M r.
I   were   worth  a.-  much
re,  I   would  nn!   nquoi
ic    millionaire    i eplied:
I   you   had   squeezed   a
-   t'do   VOU   WOIll I   UOt    l-e
Effer- 4K£fefttfl
For tbnt "daik-
08EV*vl    ',ri>*VI1   taste*1   in
' '"""'" ■*■'     t h e    mo rning,
Abbey's Salt   will
do it.
25c and COc.
Sold everywhere.
Don't Cut Out
r      mL      ~s'j a Goitre, Cyst, or Wen. for
|t ( trill clew, iturn uir In fl mild and
iV-*.       i i-iso.t ii.umiiT  Krmovosany »ufl
nfui ftwulllum UilekitiLiJ
KIIU uulnautl LaWw oul sum-
-mid [nllaiuniatloii Irom toml.-
• .  Beiiritlictu,  ACUtti  •Jf llill.-iln-
-iv rucuiuutUm,   -*itr nvek,
ie   Ine-1.. aLriiliiH nnd   nuridtiK.
>■   ..   ...I..--   \kHc.-m*   \,ln..
Furrmta huIi :.".  tonw'up and
.-m -iiit-clii-e. iiv totliei In uliir
,-!.-!. l.f til
straight lines aud make the wearer slender. The only trimming is the transparent lace yoke uud collar, and perhaps a
bow of real Valenciennes lace, or revets aud cuff's of the finest I
lingerie trimmed with narrow Valenciennes. These simple
gowns, with the touch of real laee uml hand work, have an
immense amount uf style and originality, and are in delight- ;
ful  contrast  with  the  too  exaggerated  aud  over-elaborate
j fashions that challenge attention by their eccentricity, and'
arc gaining in favor every day. They are far from cheap,
for as yet ihey require to be made by the best of work people.
but il  will not be lung before the knowledge of how tu attain !
, the simple lines'that are so becoming will be acquired, and j
the women of good taste are already loud in their praise of
such fashions,
Striped   voiles  are  made  np  in  most   effective  gowns fori
afternoon  entertainments and are ulso  used  for dinner un 1
theatre gowns.    The  black  satin  stripe with a  pale  rose or
mauve chiffon or  voile is attractive in coloring, and, if  not I
too wide a stripe, is invariably becoming.   These striped materials are  made up over plain color,  preferably white, and j
are charmingly light and cool in appearance.    Then for those |
who like the striped effects there are the soft finish taffeta
silks in black satin aud white.    A popular model for a theatre
•■ gown   is   of  this  design,  the  skirt   made  with   the   material
! drawn   across  the  front   and  laid  in  thin   pleats at  the  left
quite high on  the skirt; the back  is one double box pleat.
gives an exaggerated high waist effect that is softened and
modified by four rh in est one buttons that hold down the pleat
i to the normal waist line.   The front of the waist crosses to
i one side and has levers of the siik over which are revers of j
i the  finest  hand  embroidered  batiste  bordered  with   narrow I
! black satin.    Yoke and collar are of tin; batiste; the sleeves]
tit  close to the arm and are so long that they wrinkle  like]
long gloves and are linished at the wrist by a twist of bright i
cerise satin.    There is also a belt of the same satin that does j
mu cross the pleat at the back and is finished nt tlie left side [
with n  stiff loop that stands up against the waist.    It is nl
real picture gown and looks well with a three corneT hat of
flue black crin with plumes.
Satin, BO it  i* said, is eodng out of fashion on account  of
its too great  popularity, but let  no woman who has invested'
in it he disconsolate, tor never wero there so many attractivt ■
>aiin gowns as tliere aro this season,   .\t ibe same time. e\my
effort i* being made to introduce silks of all kinds.    Change j
ublt» effects in queer ribbed silk-,  iii  moire, are among the!
vory latest novelties, while the most fascinating of summer
eowns aie of  the various Kinds of >iil<, and tliere is every
indication  that   silk  gowns aie  t**  lie  most   fashionable  next
winter for the theatre nnd  restaurant,    The old  fashioned!
colors and  the  paste)  shades are  iu  demand  for the  picture
gowns, that are truly copied from tht- old prints, but picture
n.owiis are not to he rashly recommended, and, iu fact, not one ,
woman   in   a   hundred   can   afford    to   dress    hi    picturesque
Tho home dies-maker who wishes to remodel a gown and]
finds it necessary to add some new trimming or to increase
1 lie amount of material in some way will find herself very
much in tlie height of the fashion if she chooses either black
velvet or black satin for the additional material. According
i o the \ cry newest designs of I'aris gowns, these two ma
leiial*- aie considered suitable for the adornment of any eos
t nine in t he wii i dtobe, and from st reel suits of serge and
I cashmere to ball gowns one tind- them figuring prominently
ns garnitures. Sometimes a little of the velvet or satin is
used, perhaps merely a bow for tho bodice or a band to edge
u waistcoat in a jacket, and again fully half the costume
will  be  made of the  black  material, either  velvet  or satin.
FOOD scientists condemn alum as unfit few
use in food, and the time will come when
it will be as rigorously excluded from food in
Canada as it is now condemned in Great Britain.
Does not contain .Alum
Clf-ill.—-i*  -a»-
_S*P*5vI». ^,
Stains no al^I
MAGIC makes pure
delicious, healthful biscuits, cake and pastry. Protect yourself against alum;
powders hy insisting on
a   medium'
priced taking"
powder and
the only well-
known one made in Canada
that does NOT contain alum.
Full Pound Cans, 25c
Made in Canada
E. W. Gillett Co. Ltd. Toronto, Ont.
' JNc. 36\
| eel'     tWC'lltV ciglll,     jlist      «ill-ll     t lie*     WC1
Hub It in for Lame Back. -A  brisk
When Making a Rich Oustard—Never  •'',,'
il   wiil   heel
I **e\. .-tell   it   lill   cooked
' turn to curd so easily.
,    To Obtain Clear Jelly or Soup    Doll
tic mixture for a uioini nt witii the beal
(»■ ti white i.f ecu egg, then strain tlne.'.cgli
! a tine sieve- eer e-le.ili
Before Cooking Tapioca.—Soak it  ii
seemed opening up in  the direct ion  ui   rubbing with Dr. Tlieeiticis' Rclectric Oil
the. university, e-aiue- the cull of tic will euro Initio buck, Tho skin will im-
Ontnrio Agricultural Collogo that this i mediately absorb the- ceil ami it will
young man who mude sueli good cheese, I penetrate the tissues and bring speedy
Will UUI      illdllCe*     OtllCl'K     tee     iill pi U\ C- j ri'l ief.       Tf.V    it     llllel     I IIV i lll'l'll.        As
their     icie'il.ie.ls.    and    who    sieeul     lei\   tin*   liniment   sinks   iii   tho   pain  comes
winters ice the study eef gnod literature nm. and  there* are ample grounds for
Jaicl   *.e*ie*iitilic-   subjects,   slieeiilel   become   sciviiiM that its touch is magical, as it is
WB~tlllUl^.ia7^»*^eu«ud   p  Professor of   Dairying     Bvou  II	
„U   pin,  and a  half of  milk  to     - ^eaai o. a university triitn.ng was
ith    Dr.    Ueebertsere
every ouuee of tapioca, weighed beforeI ••->■   ai.aimoi.e.i.   i.ui 11    was   uesuaeu   mH   ,.,   omorg
esouktnu                                                          never to  materialize. It    wns   11..tn  lls j... president, from liis efforts along
"sweuc Bread Boll.—Take one  pound| I'r-'l**■•*.«« ol   Dairy!-. ci  lluelph,  il.ct;,.,,.   |lll08,     within   two  years  this  us-
of baker's dough and knoad into it
ounce and n half of butter, two uu .ces
I oi! sugar, cud a boatoa egg,   Set tee rise,
feerin into rolls, ami leak.* ii loderate
Gown of Cornflower Blue Voile
ml cc.,!
ed el, cm ee|.
W i
■-J'-*":-   relief of  sume  color  oft
si   c.leverlv  introduced   iu  th.
di.-Hieinii.*k*i"-a.,i-d.-:e.."c,ai. • lining, it the- material ni the gowu is transparent, ur in  I lie
w''i'vmi'-.r''p n''Vl""lv''J' collar;  :c   uurrow   sutin   lean.I  as a   finish, or  if  the-  waist   is
J VO Temple St    Springfield. Mass ; '"> surplice folds, then just an edge of .-eel.,, outlines the yoke
LYcaUKCL Lie).. Jlemlrmel, ftetflell.e. AgpeeU. or  eilicillee*.  eer   Is   111   Cl   kneel   eel   satin   ril.el.eltll   Where  UlC   Units  eet
11a. reee-eel. )  eeeiells  11111,1  Hl«llll.l I,,.P ,       „...,,,,.;,, I   ..
nil   %, ice, .11   ltKt.ll x I IlKeiuil. ice.. etl„„l,,.a a, Cul. '
*,i.     I i   iu   nn  other  wav   the*   touch  "I
a-arjc c..„l III Oil ICMC eclCie-,, CO.. '-'''.- Vua.ocerr.
ceinl   i
s  gl
nr one or twee orchids o
,1,' acl  resembling .*h.s.jl-,- Un
T    41       V Uth.w.yto
r <M^.  Sn.ve Money
^^BUL%&V*) >"l<l
Dress Welt
Try it !
Simpl-Q as Washing
Dyc» Wool, < OHOn m'^ ot Mi\i*d CfMMl*. I'crli-rtlv
wilh iin- sAMl Dyc-*No chancu «>( mlttakra t..-t
and Hcautilui i ciots Ml ceiltft, (rooi yum Drurt.'i'-.t >»r
u. ii.t Scut) for Culor Card and STORY Booklet Jo
Tbw Jolm-ou Kul.ut I-...H < u , ] ted.   Montreal
Dr.Marters Female Piils
sweet  peas, ucesi  perfectly
natural [lower.
Apparent line nnesi delusive simplicity is the lirst elfoel
given h\ ilo- smurt siimiuei' frock oi white voile, 'ihe* skirt
,s slicert ceinl round. It i^ linUhed cu'eeunel lln- from with either
a weece- elutli band or two of medium width, '.lee s.,„,e color as
lh,. i,die*. The waist, in surplice inni-., I.as a cloth belt, ;c
ncce-reew cloth lean,I. cue.I Ihe shorl sleeves are linished with a
cloth cul.'. A |ie.c,eie-i| yoke an.I high .-cellar Clleel e-iecsC Jiillll^
three iiuarter length lace cull's liuish lln- waist, 'ihe bauds
.l,i uol -_i<. ccien.ici lie entire skirt, 11..i- 'Iocs liu* fulness, foi
the front is I.-;"J quite lint cue.I plain, aad where* the bauds
uml there i- an urniinient of pci.*se muuti lie1. >v the cloth is cul
in ;e design ami npiilieiue'el em ih,- voile. This model is mnde
in cd! colors as well as in black ami iu white. I; is extremely small and c4.-u.*iccllv becoming, nuel is uol  dillieull to copy i
if   nltemlice.'i    is    paid   lei   the-   line's    ni   beetle     skill     ceinl     W'llist.
l-'igure'el  voile is very fashionable, more than the plaiu, an.l
there are many designs in stripes ami .-hecks e,i   \ciii.ius size.
.\   jacket i ni,-n tin' ^eew ct is smart, made in voile, and the
latest  'a,I is tn have lie jacket  nuli I.    A black ami while
striped   voile  gown,  a   cal   oue  piece  gowu,   with   high   belt1
having medium  width stripe, lens a l-ihiI to match that hangs
straight e'r.ein tin- si Iders, the only trimming a velvet collar
ciml cull's, light ice weight, nnd trunsparenl as is the fabric, il
i*. ver\  smart made iu ihi^ fashion.
Soiilaehe braiding ecu v..'ilo is cot an absolutely new style,
inn  tli.' braiding "ii veeile iliac   is fashionable eel  tllis time is
different   I'runi   lasl   vear's   fashion.     It   is   extremely
Iteeliertsi.n wen;   t.e In- Commissioner of I nouintion bettered the epiality and yield
Dairying   t'eer  the   Dominion,  and   also  „( t'aiiadian cereal crops to* tl xtent
at   ticc  same lime  Agriculturist   at   thei,,*,'  -franc,oecn.cm. "
i enl nil   Kxpuri lit   Parm,  Ottawa.
I oven. "Sir   William   Macdonald,  ot    Mon'.  :
Fried Vegetable Marrow.  — Stew  a   real, lice tobacco  multl millionaire,  si,. GOOD BUSINESS
vegetable  marrow  in  weak  stuck, tlicnj,.,! up e.ju. -.lommissioner ol' Agriculture
,liain  thoroughly aud stump iuiei neat Und Dairying, in 1S89, as tin* right 111,111' \\/ llA '   w;ls   .*'",.''?"■   .'","',  "'!'
rounds; drain quite dry.    Hip iuto sea  | to entrust   wilh  tic  Ma.*.I,.mil.I  tnnnunl     '*     you ever did.      inquired the lirst
■ SlllCCil     C'e'_es    CCliel     11 l'l'CU lc I'll 111 I >S.     CCllel     I'lV |  11*11 i II i llg     illcCI     Cllul     till*     I'llllll*-     UCCe'SSCI f V llCirllCI'.
| it golden color.   Servo piled on a d'oy ley  to   give   it   concrete   form,     This   was.     ■•!  once shn\
wilh grated cheese scattered over.        [righl  iu  Kobertson's line'.    Ilis present  second barber.
German Sausage Salad.—Wash a nice   work  was s,. well organized that   it   c flu oi  "
nc'' replied the
j lettuce   and   drain   il    well   on   cc   clean
cloth, lircak tin' lettuce iuto nice pieces
laud  lav  them  cue  ll  dish  with alternate*
longer uceiled him. lie had trained "Then I persuaded him tee have a'
others to lill his pluce ami tbey are lill j hair-cut, shampoo, facial inassage, singe,
ine   it   to-day.     lie  was  liiinse.il   an  e.t , sea-foam, electric  buzz, tar  spray,  ami
^      'slices oi German sausage and cold veal,  ample of the value of manual training  tonic rule."
Arrange   a   few   slices   of   teeniulo   ac* Jim   was not line'  the route by which I What   thou?
sausage  on   the  top,    Over  ail  pour  a j had arrived?    lie went enthusiastically j     **p,\-   that   tii
had arrived?   lie wont eathtiBiasticallyj
into   tlce   new    work    cct    his   old    home,   s|i;
.'I'sle'ck    liuelllh,  ami   soon   cell   rami,la   was   talk
led   a not lie
„!  sulci,!  .Ii.'ssins;.
SwiSS    Beefsteak,— I'1!1*.      .'      ...-.-..-,..,,..    * .... - a i....   nun   -*„,,,   ce,.   ,  ce ei c. ■. c.    eecis   ecu.,   i
Ij.'iitlv ami cul ii into good-sized pieces,   ing  manual  training,  ami  classes  weere [
I'lace'iiia   stewing-jar  with  an  onion   instituted ill twunty-one leudiug cities.       Attftcks   „!'   ,- ra   and   dyaeiitiiry
stuck  with cloves, a  Ivm- !.:■■•■- 1   ,'!" ■       ..,,,,,  ,,,■ ,his „.,.,,„   t|ll, s i vol,,,.!],,,,   ,.,,,,1,.  quickly,   there   seldom   being  ary
work  among the Canadian  school chil- j warning uf the visit.    Ki'nte'ilial action
ciml salt. A.ld enough water to cover.
Place the cover on, an.l simmer the con
tents for two hours ceinl cc half, 'le
serve, place on ci hot elish. pour the
thickened gravy over, and garnish with
I vegetables.
i-or a Plain Oustard.—Io each  vol..
ceecii'iil   of  castor
cr!   to  le:
ile gown or rose' pinl: made over a chiffon
•  lining or  deep skirt, and  un  that   skirt
mul nf soutache braiding put on in a curious
PveHCriUatd     .ineC     ee- t le..... lie,eel     .Or     ...ijiciih    cl . -     .   . .        .  .
U..nt«,  a   eBleUt.IU.llll*   |T.;,,.r-.l   ri'eece-eU   .,(  prov,,,     Zlg-ZHg  pat 1 e, cc.      I I Versklll   ls t II muled   Willi  two   tclll  sic.
worth.    1 he rc-eccc fr'.cii iheir eese i. e|uicti and    reel  bands .iml  between  tic" twee  i*  cc  silvei   ribbon  li.'el   ill
pcrmlenent. Kor eeale* at all .Irene* morec.                       kliol at  ' ic left  side.    '!'!;!- I ri mining i* about six iee''Ice- nlniv
 clc I.- I'l does ned  ,-n:  the 1',,, ' tic ligure.
Till-   .•eencliillllln   ell'   two   el.leers   c.r   two   lnce I cl ic; |s.   01'    li.eti
■.en- smart, and, strange to sen, is now most  t-li-vt-rly   dc
I lines weic th,. parents (aught must be taken jusl as quickly if the
agricultural wisdom through the school patient is to be- spared great suffering
plots cct' their babes ainl sucklings. The .and permanent injury tee the lining
work quickly spread  to the elders and   membranes of tho bowels,   The readiest
soon  the Canadian  s |  tlroworsJ   As-  preparation   tor  tic  purpose  is   Dr.  .1.
j social iciei.   embracing   and   encouraging 11). Kellogg's Dysenterv Cordial.    It can
„   allow   cc   teiiBpoonnil   ol   ™svul   all   tin*   isolated   workers   iu   the   cause ll.e got   at  small cost  c'.t  anv ,lrng st.erc
sugar cic.el  tic sine quantity 01   u0,'ri  ,,f ,,,,.() s(,i0etion and impi-bvemenl from I or  general  dealer's, ami  it   will  afford
wilh   heel!   cc   pint   e.l   milk.     I lnce   uie I     n|  ,u |lie uthar u(, t)je  Dominion,   relief  before a  doctor can  be called.
 „    Hour,   au.l   sicocer   int..   a   rinsed
„£,,,.; n cue.I stir them  I'or a lew  mill  j _»,
utes to blend.     Add  lln- milk, and stir
I slowly   till   tl"-   custard   thickens,   then
pour  into  a   basin  uml   llav.u   to  taste.
Stir at   intervals till cold.
To   Bottle   Plums,—Pill   tl"1   buttles|
with   onlv   eeoeecl   -e.l.uel   il'llit.  till   Up  Witll |
cold water.    Set  lhe bottles in a  large
,,-,,,    puck   ro.cee.l   wilh   hcc.v.   aid   lill   it
with warm water.    Del the water slowly,
come to tic boil. a«d then tie over with e
bladder nt  i ■    Sl'1 -'' :' '•■'>', l,llu,*?..t"
store.    Di'uin "11 the water anel ns.- nae ■
fresh    I'lllit    t'eer   ceeeekileg.
■ Sago Blancmange would be more
popular, if known, Snail tis.- ounces tit
sago for four hour- in one pint ce! cold
wirier      Drain   cell'   any   water   that   re
inches,   pour  over   cc   pint    1   a   half   ed
boiling milk, add s.enc sugar ami flavor j
j,,„.     Let   ell  lee.il  up, eeecl cook  gent y
tili th.. saga is done, and th,' milk  ab
sorbeel,    Then   pour   into  a   wet   mold,
and when set, serve wit li preserve.
(ol   the   English  army),  tells a   s|in|,(.l     A  ,Ni,>.  ,.,,,,,.,„;„„ .,„„.„' ;..„,■ u,,, ,-c,|„,„.,v pa,;,•,■„
voile, with ife biwei pari ■.! lhe skill either uf li^lct weight
! I.,, ., doth ..i cc' cc hoaviei blach veil,.. Tic pattern •.! the
-;,:i is exlreinely simple iu feees,., narrow nceordion pleats;
l|1(e | Iness is gaihered into tic waist I.ami. while the leluc.
,! ihe lower half nl' tic skin N le*- full. Tic waist inciiclc-
the  -'id. witii  el,., I,.ve.   part   of Ihe cashmere  pattern ami   Tin- ciilur ut' tin* rest ..c the' mul
leisl.        II ■ Ilial CO   I    llll  ic      I.e.
oIii    ic  lion  iii
,-ivo.l one* da.'     I the ballon     ■heel witl
a   in cMcc iee!-   parcel.
Ilavii.v ightneiglil   suli
alt  I!.    e-  ihi in.  I that tin      .c
mm»>e.nsit*s%        THE FATHEE OF SEED SELECTION
Who are tic men who I.'col lhe fnrm
ers o-' I'ccnci'lcc.'    According to A. Prank
Mantle,    who    discusses    He    question
;„   September   (.-nnndn    Monthly    tl"i
murlv  (.'auadti Wesl i. tw ' thom  are ,
Cream Oolored Voile Embroidered with Blue and C.uld      j,,.   ,iames  A.   Itobertson,  Driuciptil  of
thr   Macdonald   Agricultural  Gollege  of
St,-    Anne'   de   Dellevue,   ami   Professor
.    ,    ,,        W, .1. Black, Principal of tic Manitoba
Agricultural College.    Mr. Mantle s ac ;
:"   ''    "   '"!";        ' •'     :;      |.| :   black, will,  wi„,   ere i  nel   yoke  I    ' '   ,     ,,,,..        |„,„ B(| ,  ,K. ,  gu7lwMs ,„    .had i A^''c„llu nl .      ,-g .am.      "      *     -
'•"ll'";M:'"""    .    '•"„'""'     '' ". ,    -"He:     nu tl I'll cct  I shirl  ,- :. row of button*   w„ ;i.  „„ s,     ,,or   ^l.t. in.*<l'.V..„  an.l  darl,  cosl   i, '""""  '"   '"'■.'■'  "           ,   ,  ' ,,:.,..
»*'.'11l";      l;"    -'    ll,!"    "', l■",1"■,"    with loops of bra',,1, giving tl feet of the gown fastenitm   „„,,,,,„ „, , '„,.„, nallv desiiablc gives a surprising leeo.d ot il       n, I,
i'iil'I.i   Iiki- '." I'       it   pel  ') ,,,...       ...      -ic..   i :.     ,:,.   , -.,..,..t   -.,., ,,,,. i'  il,,- uii-ut.
'H].<   |l"'' "   '        ''   ""    ' ||„. I hi,   lireale     the   I oiind   nppearaiic '  Hi
"/,ut-       ' '•■' '    '  "'.'  "I"" ',"."" :'"'     -nc, -.,1.1   !.-,.,I  ..i' del;.    Tic sleevei   and  upper  ecu'   ..'' Hie'
ly.  "suppu   ■ .Aii-c'ciie ,e,i  in line piece, a- fashion now .1 i.-t c. t .■-, cucel while
"Oh. but  th. irnutee thai    .._,   ,     , ,'„,,,. to ,*„pv it i • rallv be ming   A CASH SUBSTITUTE
it will open, i'lied tic 1 ,t). . , I thai ii i    ceilnii   I main popular fnr s
e '  V,- ...       ' ,'.".,!    C -di   |
the  Sllll.
•• Well, -,.■- iu     er   ha' ■■ promised  lo
...     ,   „...,.„,,. | ; Seeled  u-e.wus  ere  nol   new
• rtoneh   I'ashiriiiable. ciml tin   I'u.-lii.ui is *.
eejlVC   die-  Cl   le"**
in ail seri —
■   .■   :,.■::! jiiajority   if womankinil.    An
:'t,.ci   iiecci   ii   is lioth
PBINCE  Ai.leb'i:. HT of   I1'   -sec,  was  .u.thud  ..ice cc-  the '";,:"'.,     , ,
I      principal guest t.e a dinner given hy the colonel eet' his \ri " ■"'  '"
regiment.    The house lev cc;' a distance from tic road *■;''-' ""' ,""
 !■• '■**     iv,v and was approached  b\  mc avenue of seen.be- t  up ''
.1 Heen   it  i-   which lhe Prince was wnlkiug.
le,. .lame-   A.  Uol *"n  is another
example  of   those   men   whom  n   busy,
, practical life hns left  liltl" line lor at
teaelaiiee e  lectures i illege hulls,
ive a great reverence and do
ning cemI have si,.mi their
i„ teaching.    II.' wcc- able
e  snatch   'ei.i   en o   winter   I'm tsi'le
,V|ni,os   •■,,.■   w.oc   in   college,   bul   Heed
,   nred   in  lhe  darkness, nnd   ,..:„,,,,.-, WU|k he eSnsiders to have been
gown  il'.:.   I,,.-  been   worn  so niton  I'ecci   n   i- both   |,eforciie hiid time to spenk. kissed Ui IVusively  I pressed
-!i;ii.i.e    |  toec  well  known  le. l.e -nicer,  call   be entirely  re'
m.viili'.l :"-,l  made to look  lie..' new   il' it  i*- draped or veiled
with chiffon  ""  iniirquisi-tti-  eer sin .• of  the transpareiil
veil,,.,v h   e|,;,|   ;,-,.! |„s|   i;-  fresh less ainl color, cis well, wa*
entirely trausfeei nc.l by lecino e cile.l in yellow chilVon, enl if'
Iv   .eiied,   t1  el-dress   linished    -fly   with   cc   wide   lie-in 	
J^Sft.rT^^iWB^^                                                            " ''•'   a-" "l-«-'cti..g'u,y  sweetheart, your Highness."  mid        A 0ure tor B^unatism.-A  pninfa
head's   l!"' l,mn- -                             cm.I   persistent   form   "I'  rheumatism   i
,,,,,.„.         "Where is she in service?'   asked i\.u Prince. |cans«l  bv  iaipuiytins ice  lie I.loo.I. i in
\i tho Colonel's, youi Highness." result  of'defective action .ef tic  livet
Mc. then   I  c ight.    [lore,  my  -on. i- a  threepenny  nnt| kidnevs.   The blood becomes icei.it
profoundly   Important   iu   iui.nl.lino   his
tut ure career.
1 ''-,!l ' ,'"MI"       •'Hofi.ro and  aft
cc little parcel into his hand,
'•Here's threepence ciml a sausage I'm you.
nut  tonight, ns muster has company*;" she whispuroil  in his   vclll|r, t;,,:,,.,,-,,,, wns cc practical ch
car, cine! disappeared ns mysteriously as sho  hael .-one. 'maker and  malinger of cheese fuetorie.
The astonished Prince retraced his Rteps, and, coming upon      ,,  whole string .of  them.   At   thc age
a soldier of his company loitering b.v tic gute,  inquired  for
ellttlC. -    1 l.e    1 W ..    I .'*
nr,. u-,! I'm  ihi- embroidery or sonic effective puss enter
ll,.. latter much  less expensive; "r n  fold eel satin or vei*.
ribbon  c- also effective'.
V      1
ul ci sausage From your sweetheart, who wishes in:' to|lM|   ! v   Wm   intioduction   of   uric   acid,
,-.•- luuch  |.:!in  in  lie tissues
cm,I   in  the  joints,     Parmelee's   Veget-
paralyzed  able   Pills  arc  known  l"  have offected
onicirkubli*  .•iircs. ami   their  nf
tell you thut sl annul  meet you tonight, as ler master I
Uinl  He unfortunate man s
lice ..I' tic daintiesl  afternoon gowns i- of pulesl   inniiv
■ ill,  voile,  made  with .cent   I., match,    Skirt,   .icei-i  and coal
,re accordion  pleated, an.l skirl  and cct   dike ere  linished   ™'»I""U
mlv with c  wil,. heinstitehing.    Tic model  is an extremely I'lien,
'»«' ^'   ""    Whh-    P"'  P^   PP"^   "''■.^oiir^al^gaeve'ucec,  kiss for you, but y I. , : Is  "irnnglv   , mmended,     A   trie,   of
tne  I trust, to return it!    No.'   Well, here is Ave shil-  them    will   convince   anyone   ,,',    their
j there is always danger that tin* ligure will not look well,    lint
this gown, inside hv un ariist  in tic dressmaking profession,  ex]
i- -i, caret'nllv nnd nerfeetly .-ut  Uml  lie pleats tnerely give | lings in its stead
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For Traction Engines, Wagons, Etc.
« ^ Mica Axle Grease
makes the wheel
as nearly friction-
less as possible
and reduces the
wear on axle and
, „„ box. It ends axle
"AL oil COMPANYU^   troubles,    sav
energy in the
horse, and when used on axles of traction engines economizes fuel and power.
Granite Harvester Oil
Reapers, insures better work from  the new machine
Threshers, "id lengthens the life of the old.     Where-
Plows Harrows ever 'lc;ir'ngs are 'oosc or boxes worn it
takes up the  piny and  acts like a cushion.
Changes of weather do not ailcct it.
Gasolene        Standard Gas Engine Oil
j is the only oil yoa nred.     It provides per-
v feet lubrication under.high temperatures with-
lierosene out appreciable carbon  deposits on  rings or
Engines cylinders, and is equally good  for  the ex
ternal bearings.
steam Traction   Capitol Cylinder Oil
pn#<j delivers more power, and makes the engine
j run better and longer with less wear and tear,
*n'' because  its  friction-reducing   properties   are
Steam Plants exactly fitted to   thc   requirements of  steam
traction engines and steam plants.
Every dealer everywhere,     if not ar yours, write for descriptive circular! to
The   Imperial   Oil   Company,   Limited THE HOSMER  TIMES
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The Proposition
WITII thc hum of New Vork above,
below, and all about him, stirring his pulses and prodding his
mental .activities, Jerold Garrison, expert criminologist, stood at the window
•f his recently opened oflice, looking out
upon the roofs and streets of the city
with a new sense of pride and power in
bin being.
New York at last!
He was here—unknown and alone, it
kwas true.—but charged with an energy
'[that he proposed Manhattan should feel.
He was almost penniless, with his of-
Ice rent, his licenses, and other expenses
aid, but he shook his fist at the city,
"in sheer good nature and confidence in
his strength, despite the fact that he
had waited a week for expected employment, and nothing at present loomed
upon the horizon.
Ilis past, in a small Ohio town, was
behind him. He blotted it out without
■egret—or so, at least, he said to himself—even as to all the gilded hopes
which had once seemed his all upon
•arth. Tf his heart was not whole, DO
New York eye should sec its wounds—
»nd the healing process had begun.
He was part of tlio vast machine
about him, the mighty brain, as it were,
•f the great. American nation.
Ho paced the length of his room, and
glanced at the door. The half-painted
■ign on the frosted glosfl was legible, re-
rented, as the artist had left it:
lie had halted the painter himself on
Hie name, um the lettering appeared too
anciful—not sufticiently plain or bold.
Whilo ho stood there a shadow fell
ipon the glass. Someone was standing
' #utside, in the hall. As if undecided,
Ibe owner of the shadow oscillated for
a momont—and disappeared. Garrison
tempted to open the door and gratify a
natural curiosity, remained beside his
desk. Mechanically his hand, which lay
■pon a book entitled "A Treatise on
Poisons," closed the volume.
He was still watching the door. The
•' Jow returned, the knob waa revolved,
*nd there, in the oaken frame, stood a
tall young- woman of extraordinary
beauty, richly though quietly dressed,
and swiftly changing color with excitement.
Pale in nne second, crimson in the
aext, and evidently concentrating all
ber power on an effort, to be calm, she
pwesented a strangely appealing and en-
■thnnting figure to tho man across the
worn. Bravery was blazing in her glorious brown eyes, and firmness came upon
her manner ns she stepped inside, closed lhe door, and silently confronted the
The man she was studying was a fine-
looking, clean-cut fellow, gray-eyed,
■smooth phavrn, with thick brown hair.
and with a gentleman-athlete air that
unde him distinctly attractive. Thc
fearless, honest gaze of his eyes com-
flcted a personal charm that was undeniable in his entity.
It seemed rather long that fhe two
Hius stood there, face to face, Garrison
•endidly admiring in his gaze, his visitor studious and  slightly uncertain.
She was the first to speak.
"Are you Mr. Jerold?"
".Ter. Id Garrison," the detective nn-
■wered. "My sign is unfinished. May
I effer ynu a chair?"
His caller sat down beside the desk.
•he continued to .study his face frankly,
with a half-shy, half-defiant scrutiny, as
if she banished a natural diilidence under pressure of necessity.
Rhe spoke again, abruptly.
"T wish to procure peculiar services.
Are you a very well-known detective?"
"I have never called myself a detec*
Mve," said Garrison. "I'm trying to occupy a higher sphere of usefulness. I
left college a year ago, and last week
epened my office here and became a New
He might, in all modesty, have exhibited a scrap-book filled with accounts
ef his achievements, with countless references to his work as a "scientific
eriminologist" of rare mental attainments. Of his attainments as a gentleman there was no need of reference.
They proclaimed themselves in his bear-
tai;.     . ,
His visitor laid a glove and a scrap
ef paper on the desk.
"Tt isn't so much detective service:)
T require," she said; "but of course
you are widely acquainted in Xew York
—I mean with voung men particularly!"
"No,'' he replied. "I know almost
■one. Rut I know the city fairly well,
if that wii! answer your purpose."
"T  thought,  of course—E  hoped you
might   know some   honorable     You
see, I have come on rather extraordinary business," she said, faltering a little helplossly. "Let mc ask you first—
is the confidence of a possible client
ejnite sacred with a man in this profession f''
"Absolutely sacred!" he assured her.
"Whether you engage my services or
■ot, your utterances here will be treated
u confidential and as inviolate as if
epoken to a lawyer, a doctor, or a clergyman. ''
f * Than k you,'' she murmurod. "I
have been hunting around "
She left the sentence incomplete.
"And you found my name quite hy
accident,'' he supplied, indicating the
•crap of paper, "f cannot help observ
ing that you have been to other offices
first. You have tramped nil fhe way
down Broadway from Forty-second
Street, fnr the red ink that someone
spilled nt fhe Forty-second Street crossing is still on your shoe, together with
Just a film of dust.''
She withdrew her shoe beneath the
edge of her skirt, nlthough lie had never
apparently glanced in that direction.
"Yes," she admitted, "I have been
to others—aud they wouldn't do. I
came in here because of the name .Tor-
old. T am sorry you are not better acquainted—for my business is important."
"Perhaps if T knew the nature of
your needs T might be able to advise
yon," said Garrison. "I hope to be mor*?
widely acquainted soon."
She cast him one look, fall of things
inscrutable, and lowered her lashes in
silence. She was evidently striving to
overcome some indecision.
Garrison looked at her steadily. He
thought he had never in his lifo beheld
a woman so beautiful. Some wild, unruly hope that she might become his
client, perhaps even a friend, was flaring in his mind.
The color came and wont in hor
checks, adding fresh loveliness at. every
change. Sho glanced at her list of
names, from which a number had been
"Well." she said presently, "I think
perhaps you might still be 'able to attend   to  my  requirements."
He waited to hear her continue, but
Bhe needed encouragement.
"I shall be glad to trv," he assured
She was silent again—and blushing.
She looked llP somewhat defiantly.
"I wish you to procure me a hus
Garrison stared. He was certain he
had heard incurred ly.
"I do not mean an actual husband,"
she explained. '' 1 simply mean some
honorable young man who will assume
the role for a time, as a business proposition, for a fee to be paid as I would
pay  for anything else.
"I would require that he understand
the affair to be strictly commercial, and
that when I wish the arrangement to
terminate he will disappear from the
scene and from my acquaintance at once
and  absolutely,
"All 1 ask of you is to supply mc
such a person. I will pay you whatever
fee you  may demand—in  reason."
Garrison looked at her as fixedly as
she was looking at him.
Her iceitnl of her needs had brought
to the surface a phase of desperation in
her bearing that wrought upon him potently, he knew not why.
"I think I understand your requirements, us far as one can in the circumstances," he answered. "I hardly believe I have the ability to engage such
a person as you need for such a mission.
1 informed you at the start that my acquaintance with Now York men is exceedingly narrow. I cannot think of
anyone I could honestly recommend."
"But don't you know any honorable
young gentleman—liko some college
man, perhaps—here in New York, looking for employment; someone who might
be glad to earn, Hay, five hundred dollars,'" she insisted. "Surely if you
only know a few, there must be one
among them."
Garrison sat back in his chair and
took hold of his smooth-shaved lip with
his thumb and finger. He reviewed his
few Now York experiences rapidly.
"No," he repeated. "1 know of no
such man.    I am sorry."
His visitor looked at him with a new,
flashing light iu her eyes.
"Not one?" she said, significantly.
"Not one young 'college' man?"
Ho was unsuspicious of her meaning.
" Not one."
For a moment she fingered her glove
where it lay upon the desk. Then a
look of more pronounced determination
aud courage came upon her face as shu
raised her eyes once more to Garrison 's.
She said:
"Are you  married?"
A tlush came at once upon Garrison's
face—and memories and heartaches pos
sessed him for a poignant moment. He
mastered himself almost; instantly.
"No," fie said, witli some emotion,
"I am not."
"Then," she said, "couldn't you undertake the task yourself?"
Garrison leaned forward on the table.
Lightning from an a/.ure sky could have
been no more astonishing or unexpected.
"Do you mean—will i play this role
—as your husband?" ho said slowly.
"Is that what you are asking?"
'' Yes,'' she answered unflinchingly.
"Why not? Y'ou need the money; 1 need
the services. You understand exactly
what it is I require. It is business, and
you are a business man."
"But I have no wish to bc a married
man, or even to masquerade as one," he
told her bluntly.
"You have quite as much wish to be
one as I have to be a married woman,"
she answered. "Wo would understand
each other thoroughly from the start.
As to masquerading, if you have no acquaintances, then who would be the
He acknowledged the logic of her argument; nevertheless, the thing seemed
utterly preposterous. He rose and walked the length of his office, and stood
looking out of the window. Then he returned and resumed his seat. He was
strangely moved by her beauty nud
some unexplained helplessness of her
plight vouchsafed to his senses, yet he
recognized a  certain  need for caution.
"What should I be expected to do?"
he inquired.
His visitor, iu the mental agitation
which had preceded this interview, had
taken little if any time to think of the
details likely to attend an alliance such
as she had just proposed. She could
ouly think in generalities.
"Why—there wil! be very little for
you to do, except to permit yourself tu
bo considered my lawful husband, temporarily," she replied after a moment
of hesitation, with a hot tlush mounting
to her cheek.
"And to whom would T play?" he
queried. "Should I be obliged, in this
capacity, to meet, your relatives and
"Certainly—a few," said the visitor.
"But I have almost no relatives in the
world. I have no father, mother, brothers, or sisters. There will be, at most,
a few distant relatives and possibly my
Garrison made no response. He was
trying to think what such a game
would mean—and whnt it might involve.
His visitor presently added:
" Oo vou consent—for five dundred
"I don't know," answered the mon.
.\gain he paced the room. When ho
halted before his client he looked ut
her sternly.
"You haven't told me your name,"
he said.
She gave him her card, on which appeared nothing more than just merely
the name "Mrs. Jerold Fairfax," with
an address in an uptown West Side
(iarrison glanced at it briefly.
"This is something you have provided
purposely to fit your requirements," ho
said. "Am 1 not supposed to know you
by any other name?"
"Tf you accept the—tlie employment," she answered, once more blushing crimson, "you mny be obliged at
times to call me Dorothy. My maiden
name was Dorothy Booth."
Garrison merely said:  "Oh!"
Thoy were silent, for a moment. Thc
man was pondering tho possibilities.
His visitor was evidently anxious.
"I suppose I can find someone else
if you refuse the employment," she
said. "But you will understand that
my search is one of great difficulty. The
person T employ must bo loyal, a gentleman, courageous, resourceful, and very
little known. You can see for yourself
that you are particularly adapted for
the work."
"Thank you," said Garrison, who
was aware that no particular flattery
was intended. He added: "I hardly
suppose it could do ine any harm."
Mrs. Fairfax accepted this ungallant
observation calmly. She recognized the
fact that his side of the question had
its   aspects.
She waited for Garrison to speak
A  knock  at  the  door startled  them
| both. A postman entered, and dropped
|tWO letters on the desk, aud departed
down the hall.
Garrison took up the letters. One;
was a circular uf his own. addressed to
| a lawyer over a month before, and now
| returned undelivered and marked "Not:
found," though three or four different
addresses had beeu supplied in its pero-I
I'he  second   letter  was  addressed  to
himself in   typewritten   form.    He was j
too engrossed to tear it opcu, and laid
them both upon the table.
"if J. took this up," he presently re- j
sumed, "1 should be obliged to kuow
something more about it. For instance,
when were we supposed to have been
"On the 10th of last month," she answered promptly,
"Oil!" said he. "And, in case of
necessity, how should we prove it?"
"By my wedding certificate," she
told him calmly.
His   astonishment    increased.
'' Then you were actually married,
over a month ago?"
"I have the certificate. Isn't that
sufficient ?" she  repeated  evasively.
"Well—T suppose it is—for this sort
of an arrangement," he agreed. " Of
course some man's name must appear in
the document. I should be obliged, I
presume, to adopt his name as part of
the arrangement ?"
"t'erfainly." she said, "I told you
came into your oflice because your name
is Jerold.''
" Exactly," he mused. "The name
I'd assume is Jerold Fairfax?"
She nodded, watching him  keenly.
"It's a good enough name," said Garrison,
He paced up and down the floor in
silence a number of times. Mrs. Fairfax watched him in apparent calm.
"This is a great temptation," ho admitted. "I should like to earn the fee
you have mentioned, Miss Booth—Mrs,
Fairfax, but "
He halted.
A Reiriini-acence of the Boxer Rising
TTTELL,   it's  mu  exactly  palatial,  is
V>      it.'" said Graham  with a grim
We were pitting in the filthy guestroom of a crowded Chinese inn as he
spoke, endeavoring, in spite of the stilling heat and coluds of mosquitoes, to
do justice to an unappelizing meal of
dried fish and rice. From thi' noisome
courtyard without rose an v. nee,.sing
liu and clamor, dozens of curious ey*»s
.vatched our evi ry move ment Mom the
gaps of the paper walls, while the scam-
perlng ot' ihe rats above tluv:iiened each
moment to bring the eraz.y ceiling about
our heads.
Tt was, as Graham said, scarcely palatial, and the discomforts were none the
less apparent after twelve lions in
the saddle under tlie burning sun of
Central China. We wire on our way to
a remote LI up eh mission-station on the
Yangtse, and in order to avoid the tedious river-journey from Hankow w.
were travelling overland, disguised, for
the sake of economy and convenience,
as Chinese merchants.
Thc year 1900, of which I am writing, was no safe one for Europeans in
' 'hina. That mysterious '' Si -liefy of
Harmonious Fists"—or lhe " Boxers, "
as thev are generally called—which was
aided and abetted by the highest in Mo-
land, und planned at the instigation of
the late Dowager- Km press herself,
spread with such rapidity through the
country that from Peking tn Can-on
nnd from Anioy to the western provinces tlm life of every white man, woman, and child was threatened: but
morp particularly 'he lonely mission').
stationed far from outsidi help and
trusting with implicit faith in the |.,y
ally of their converts, were in great
Engrossed as the attention uf Eng
lain! was in the South African war, but
scanty notice was taken of the rising
until it culminated in a hideous catas
tropin—the siege of the 1'eging Legations and the dead of the allied notions
iu   Pechili   province.
The particular mission to which we
were travelling was conducted by an elderly gentleman, who had been assisted
for the last two years by his young
niece. Although the harvest of converts
was by no means abundant, yet they alleviated the distress and poverty i.f the
inhabitants by many a kindly act of
charity. Graham had known old Mr,
Mason for many years, and having
been  in a position to  render some ser-
sileiice Graham anew ered my question,
•• Ni. I think not. I can 't tell her the
mail's misdeeds. She must find out for
herself, and until then all --ur dreams of
country-life in Rngland must  wait."
guised himself as a coolie confe-aned at   gripping the wicker .hair like a vice. and patiently, he breathed his last and
just that he had much money with him. i     ine   giil   crossed   over   to   Graham, passed into the unkoown Beyond.
God knows what deviltry he was up toj"What is it, Gerald?" she asked. 'lhe -nn by this time bad ris d  ... the
after that."                                                     Our eyes were  turned  to  tie- china deep  dark-blue  of  a   suinmei   sky,  ant
■•And you wiil use the.se evidences?" I man. who, trembling from head i" foot, the burning rays wer   already  ta' .. j ;.
I asked.                                                           j commenced  a pitiable, confused  jargon ghastly effect on the corpses ii   the com
There was silence in  the room  for a    .r  English words.    It was impossible to pi und.    And  Wang could  nol
while   until   --ome   one   started   a   high-   di-: , guisli     anyl bing    < loarly,    bul     1 ■ ■.'       I   utisfied ;
pitched   Chinese  song.                                  caught the words:  "England-  Margery null                  rusde*, the Chinese  rabble
s the quavering notes died away to      ., ,,      author      -. i-.-.n.-.     lieutenaul ' began  to  adopl   other  tactics.     •.   few
Royal  N'avy."    Il   i..i- ;m unparalleled, rusty  jingalfl   had   been  apparently   -..
' ion.   J.   ini    ..._.    purt, and   tin   -    were   b .ing   loaded
knew   uol   what    to   make   of   ii   until, with  „;-.':   precaution.
with   a   start   of   horror.  1   suddenly   j.- Sow  a few jingah   in the hands of a
niembeiid   tli.-   "Iconoclast"   inc.-i« i,:, i i- ■  ■-,-   mob   ire   i  >l    <..-.   ssarily    .■■./■-■
Wiiii   that   we   dropped   the   subject;       Mason  was  the  tirst   to break  the i         and   providing  you   are  v
; but it was impossible to sleep, and s>t we   lence  which  ensued.    "What   ir- this?" scared by the deafening report, and e
jsat far into tlie night, two bespectacled,   he asked. " Explain at once." r frot    the f..,il of bullets, tlie
|pig-tailed Chinamen, talking of the Kug .     The dreadful suspicion which ha 1 en mateiial damage need   not   be  verv s.-r
lish channel and the South  Downs and   tered my  head was gradually confirmed ious; but in th:- particular instance the
the  Sussex   Hunts,  until  the  guttering as, slowly and haltingly, in'the almost jingal  marksmen  mounted  Lhe  v.:-.
candle spluttered out in darkness.            forgotten   werds   of  hi*  in other-tongue, the                 I, and were thu    able  io
The next  evening we arrived  at   our the poor wretch told us one of th- sad fire di ivn on the veranda,  -■
destination and in the mission premises  dest  tales I  huvi   i   er li tened to:  Uow mi  attention was concentrated oi   tl   ii
within the city walls 1   was introduced |as a lieutenant en tlie Icouoi In-;  he had the                   dd rush the compound.
to Mr. Mason and his niece Margery,     i run   into debl   ashore, aud one day had lu                               fored anotli  r .-.I'll   was  impossible  not   to   notice  tbe  taken opium to ease iii.- anxieties; how ualty.     We   three   defenders   were   en
trend of affairs.   Not only had our short   the drug had  taken  a grip on  him  - deavoring  to   silence   .".   ]-■,:■
ride   through   the   city   (which   wc   had   tha;   he scarcely  knew bow to exist   t-■ marksmen    whose    fire    wa-   becoming
entered in English clothes) been marked   tween ■ ; isi s; and how. with all his • i ph asm               irate,   wh   i     id
by  more  than   usual   hostility,  bin   tbe (-triples   gone,  and   broken   in   mind  and Uenly a  villainous lo  ■ -n- n   wd,  weai
body, he lind fin nil v 3 i elded to the cra\ ii  ;  i - ■ - * i   ashes and armed with ppears
ing, and had slipped ashore one uighf in and     uivew   if ever}   il    ■               came
a   sampan,  taking  the   firsl   money   lie rushing   into   Ihe   compound   and
could lay his hands on. a   few   feel   of  tin   ban         ■  hi
We heard the story through in silence, tore ;-,.* had time to divert our fire.   Tha
sitting mme  and  abashed  like  the  un ne:         menl w*.  sent ;. voll  vol
willing   recipients  of  some  disgraceful in* •   fhe r   midst;   three   fell   u  -
confidence. | wounded,  and   the   rabble   retreated   in
The  awkward   pause  which   followed confusion,  witli  the  exception  of  thoir
j anxiety and suspense wero plainly visible on  the  faces of all the  inmates of
I the mission.
" My   und.    keeps   assuring   me   that
■nothing is wrong," said Margery,
after tho greetings hnd 1 a exchanged   and   Mr.   Mason   had   retired
I again to his studies; "but he has forbidden me to go outside the house, and
si s   .viy   sad  and  depressed."   The  U;ih suddenly broken by the unceremon- had.-,, a  I   li     -. powerfully buill   rul
pallor of her face and the dark circles ious  return oi   Wang.'who.  running on Ran, who kepi  on  lite  headlong rush to
round her eyes showed (dearly how  the   to tho vcrailda, leant over Mason'« chair tho veranda mils.
enforced  confinement   iu   that   pestilen   und jabbered quick, short sentences into      Now Mnrgerj     who, althi ,-f i.-iril.lv
tial   city   was   telling   on   her  constitu    his  ear. distressed   by  the   death   ...   ber   uncle,
tion. j     Mason   translated   quietly,   "The  tao bad   kepi   n   brave   froi '   an '    howu  an
We  made  light   of  her  fears,  saving  tai is Bleeping and cannot  be disturbed, excellent   example   to   tho   defenders   of
that   it   was   tin-   old   cry   of   "Wolf,  'i'he  yamen  runners beat   Wang nut  of the  tiny   fortress    was at this
wolf!" and that the taotai of the city  the   courtyard.     Thev  are   selling  th
n .  :   the   dn Iter  of  tin* sandbags  at
would see that no harm came to t he mis    Boxer-sashes in  Ihe city." tending to one of the wounded converts,
sion; that tho Union-jack was flying With something akin to relief we w lu n ju I abo\ p her uppean ■! Lhe
over the British Concession at Hankow, heard the news for it was at least defi threatening spear of tho Uoxer leader.
and that there were Hritish gunboats Lite. The taotai was obviously hostile, Lying prone a- we were, it was impos
on  the Yangtse. am]  we mus)  g0 further afield for help.   Bible ut  Hrsl   lolly to realize the dread
We did not then know that the allied; Miles down the greal river lay the ful situation; but in a lln-h her one-
nations were massing at Tientsin, and treaty-port of Hankow, and a liritish time lover threw himself forward and
that the siege of Peking had begun, river gunboat wliich was lying oil' Bund received the lull force of the weapon in
Nevertheless,   in   spite   of   a   peaceful   musl   be summoned  to our  relief.    We, his  bare chest,    The  next   instant   the
night   in   our  comfortable  ipiarters.  we  discussed  the selecti f a  messenger.   Chinaman  tell  back   into the compound
rose next uioruing haunted by a strung" > The few native converts hu.Idled tn with two bullets through his -haven
oppression—it   vigue  foreboding of  fu igether in a back room were useless; any  bead.
ture events. It was a dull, stilling day, one who could use a rifle was India- We bow i't once that the other would
and it seemed as though anything could pensablo for tin defence of the mission; never recover, 'lhe broad hla bl, rns
happen  in  that  stiil, sultry atmosphere. |so   our  eyes   were   turned   again   to   the |ty spear had inflicted a terrible  wound,
Hut   the   usual   routine   of   the   mission   faithful  Wang
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"I don't exactly liko the look of it,
to be frank," he confessed. "1 don't
know you, and you don't know me. I
am not informed whether you are really
married or not. If you are, and the
man ■ You have no desire to enlighten me on these mutters. Can you
tell mo why you wish to pretend that 1
am your husband?"
"E do not wish to discuss* thut aspect
of tho arrangement at present,'' she
said. "It is purely a business proposition that should last no more than a
month or two at most, and then terminate forever. I would prefer to have you
remain out of town as much as possible."
"A great many haphazard deductions
present themselves to my mind," he
said, (*but all are doubtless inaccurate.
I have no morbid curiosity concerning
your affairs, but this thing would involve me almost as much as yourself,
by  its very nature."
His brows were knitted in indecision.
There was silence again between
them.    Ilis  visitor presently said:
"If I could offer you more than the
five hundred dollars, I would gladly do
"Oh, the fee is large enough, for up
to date I have had no employment or
even a prospect of work," said Garrison. "1 hope you will not be offended
when I say that I have recently become
a cautious man."
"I know how strange it appears for
mo to eome here with this extraordinary
request," agreed Mrs. Fairfax. "I
hardly know how I have dono so. But
there was no one to help me. I hope
you will not consider the matter for another moment if you feel that either of
us cannot trust the other. In a way, I
am placing my honor in your keeping
far more than you are placing yourself
in charge of mine."
(iarrison looked at her steadily, and
something akin to symputhy—something
that burned like wine of romance in his
blood—wilh zest of adventure and a
surge of generosity toward this unknown girl—-tingled in all his being.
Something in her helplessness appealed
to his innate chivalry.
Calmly, however, he took a new estimate of her character, notwithstanding
the fact that his first, most reliable impression had been in her favor.
"Well," he said, after a moment,
"it's a blind game for me, but I think
I'll accept your offer. When do you
wish mo to begin my services?"
"I should like to notify my lawyer
as soon as possible,'' answered Mrs.
Fairfax, frankly relieved by his decision. "He may regard the fact that
he was not sooner notified as a little
"Practically you wish me tit assume
my role at once," commented Harrison.
"What is your lawyer's name?"
"Mr. Stephen Trowbridge."
Garrison took up Ihat much-addressed
letter, returned by the post, and passed
it across the table. The one fairly legible line on its surface read:
"I think that must be the same individual," he said. "I sent out announcements of my business and presence here to nearly every lawyer in the
State. This envelope has been re-addressed, as you observe, but it has never
reached its destination, ls that your
Mrs.   Fairfax   examined   thc   missive.
"Yes,"  she  said,  "I   think  so.     Do
you wish his present address?"
(To be continued)
vice to him in tho early days of his occupation, was a welcome guest at the
mission-house whenever liis travels
through the country led him in that
direction, lt should be said that Graham was in the Consular Service of
China, and, incidentally, my very good
Kvents wliich have nothing to do with
this tale had reunited us after an absence of nearly seven years; and partly
from his wish to show me the country,
and partly for reasons which 1 was to
know that evening, we hail undettaken
this inland journey.
The long summer day was drawing to
an end, and the shadows were lengthening on tlie dirty floor; caravans were
arriving for the night, and in the courtyard rose a deafening clamor of voices.
Graham, who had been sitting a long
while silent and moody, kicked savagely nt an inoffensive spider. "Sometimes
I hate this accursed country," he broke
out suddenly. "I loathe the dins and
stinks and the pestilential crowds. It
gets  on   one's  nerves  at  times.''
"Why don't you go home for a
spell?" I said, knowing that he had
much leave due to him. And then 1 added, "Come back with me; we can rent
a small place in the country, nnd shoot
and hunt and live like princos."
Ilo did not reply at once, and when
he did speak it was to make a startling
statement "I ought to have told you
before," he said hesitatingly. "The
fact is—well, the last time I was up
nt the mission I asked .Margery Mason
to be ray.wife."
"My dear fellow " I began.
Hut he cut me short with an impatient gesture. "It's no case for congratulation; at least, not yet. You see,
there's .something that has to be cleared up before there's any question of
an engagement. Do you remember the
' Iconoclast'   incident?"
"Well, some five year.-, ago a British
cruiser, the 'Iconoclast,' was lying in
the Wo oa u ng Rivor, and one niglit one
of her officers completely vanished, and
waH never heard of again in spite of
the most strenuous efforts on the part
of the authorities. The matter was
hushed up at the time, as his disappearance was synchronous with the appropriation of lhe wardroom funds; so, you
see, it was a bad case.''
" How does that affect you?" I asked.
"That ollicer was virtually engaged
to Miss Mason, who was then in England," he replied quietly. "She absolutely refuses to entertain the accusa
tion of theft, and believes Ihat he must
havo met with some accident which precluded his returning to the ship. On the
death of her mother she came out here
to her uncle, hoping to find among fhese
four hundred millions of people some
one who will clear all guilt from his
name. N'atuially I had never connected
her name in any way with the story until three months ago, whon f was last
up nt the mission; but during a week
in Shanghai 1 was able to make many
secret inquiries in the native city. Tt's
wonderful whal one can do with a
knowledge of the natives, even nfter
fi\ e years.
All was quiet in tlie courtyard at
last; night had come, and the bright
stars that the East alone can give were
twinkling in  the stifling darkness.
Graham drew a caudle from his
gown, placed it on the floor and
lighted it. "For instance," he continued, "f have the evidence of the sum-
pan-man who took him ashore that night
from the Iconoclast, and the innkeeper
in the native city in whose place he dis-
took its accustomed course; throughout
the long morning there was no outward
and visible sign to give ground for our
anxiety, and after tofiin Mason left in
his "chair,'' on a visit to a house at the
far end of the city.
It must have been about five in the
evening when the curtain rose on t he
first scene of the drama. Graham and
1, having discovered the half-dozen
riiles insisted ou by tho home authorities, were engaged in cleaning these on
the veranda, whon suddenly the mission
bearers, dusty and streaming wilh
sweat, came staggering into the compound.
Hooking very white and aged, and
binding his right hand in a blood stain
nd the poor fellow was suffering un
told agonies. Still conscious, he refused to he taken into the house; so. having broughl out a mattress and made
him as easy ns possible in the shelter
an.l shade of the sandbags, we again
took our places at  the loopholes.
Ami   so   it   went   on   all   through   the
■ broiling day, now repelling'rushcs, now
| returning   the   fusilade   of   the   jingals,
j until  at   last   the   sun   sank   behind   the
city  walls and   night  came on   wilh  all
the  appalling suddenness of  the   Kast.
|     And what a night!    As I look back it
-ecms  one   hideous  dream:   the   ghastly
stench  from  the  compound—the  moan-
inga of the dying man  behind   us—th«
| sickly   moonbeams   falling,   now   on   ai
arm stretched nut  in agony, now on ike.
, upturned   face of  a  corpse.
Suspicion of a night attack precluded,
of course, all idea of sleep; so we re
{muinod at -uir posts with eyes and ears
straining for a creeping figure, for the
far-off sound of the river gunboat. And
las thc nigh! wore on, and all was still,
i there flitted through the tired brain fan
! tastieal fancies and memories, Ion*
since forgotten, of youthful hopes and
dreams, of other times and other places,
jot' school-days in Kngland. The light of
the dawn found us, haggard and weary,
-waiting with almost fatalistic indifference for what the new day would bring.
" Land dead ahead, sir! "
The words were spoken with alarm
ing distinctness, but they were the
j words of a dying man. We left our
i posts ami knelt beside the prostrate fig-
Hurriedly Giuliani gave him his in- lire on the mattress; but the Boxer
structions. He was to try his utmost to [Spear had done iis work, and the Icono-
creep out of tin* city that night, and, Clast incident was closed for ever. So
if that were impossible, to wait hidden there were two of us left to defend an
until the gates were opened in the morn* j Knglish girl, a few native converts, and
ing; to make his way with all speed the honor and prestige of the Hritish
down the river, and take a written mes-   Empire.
sage to flu: commander of the gunboat., 'Iho httnek soon recommenced. First
So he departed—a slight figure, steal- an attempt was made to fire the building noiselessly across the compound, In I ing by throwing lighter] torches; but.
whom were centred the hopes of tho .this wc were able to frustrate bv means
mission. of the guckets of water that  had  been
'I hen we turned our minds to the for- i prepared, and the fusilade began again,
ti (ieat ion. A    burning  sun,   an   ever-dim in isli ing
Now it  so happened that  the mission   store   of   food,   our  ammunition   almost.
piarteis   weie   peculiarly   adapted    for
exhausted, and  still   no  sign   of   relief.
The situation was growing desperate. A
well-organized  rush  would  have  settle.I
matter  for ever.     As  we  lav  then-
wit hstanding   a   siege,   as   the   back   of
the  house abutted  on  to  the city  wall,
ed handkerchief, -Mason descended from j while in  front  lay the broad, open com-
his   "chair"   and   came   to   where   we   pound, which  would  have t<-  be crossed | behind    the   puny    barricade,   watching
stood.    "Vou can expect, the worst," he   by an attacking party lour little row of cartridges grow small
said.    "I"—and his voice broke a little       Tho   matter  ol   vital   importance   was   er,  it   is not to be wondered  that  there
'I  was stone.1 by a mob in the city  the strengthening of the veranda front* came down on us a dull, hopeless apathy,
age, and this we effected by means of bringing vain, despairful imaginings:
a carefully elected barricade of any■! Wang had been caught in the city arid
thing we could luy our hands on; a the relief would never come; tbe whole
quantity of flour-bags foruiod the foun- British Empire was a myth; there was
dution, ami among these we left occa- no such place as Hankow; there wore no
sioiial loopholes through which to; such things as gunboats; there was onlv
of the topic that was uppermost I "snipo" in comparative safety. Of I tho glittering foresight of a rifle and
our minds. ammunition    there   was   an   alarmingly   a horde of yd low. naked h..dh*s in a sun
To his  niece  the old   missionary  had I small supply, and  indeed only a modor-  baked compound'
the liist time in twenty years." And
he passed into the house.
Exchanging a look, my friend and I
continued to clean the rifles.
Hinner lhal night was nol a pronounced   success,  iu  spite  of  an   avoid-
made light of the affair, saying that it
had only been the disturbance of a few
roughs, such as might have happened in
any town in Kngland. However, as we
retired with our eigars to the veranda
we at once held a council of war, and
out of the hearing of the girl he loved,
Graham strongly urged ;>ur host to send
to tho taotai for help. "Is there any
one among your servants whom you can
trust  implicitly."' he asked.
'Ine old gentleman rofloctod an ire
stant. '' Ye.-*, Wang—lhe only ime, I
fear." The words cost him an effort.
To claim only one faithful retainer after twenty weary years of hardship and
privation must have been a bitter con
fosslon  indeed.
The house-boy Wang, au intelligent
looking Cantonese of indefinite age, was
accordingly sent for, ami despatched to iulluonci
the Yamen with a message carefully
drawn up by Graham and the mission
Occupied wilh our own thoughts, we
sat. silently smoking and waiting for the
next turn'of Fortuno'fi wheel.
ate amount of food; iu fact, our only! Toot—to-oot! The long drawn wail
advantage lay in a large consignment of from thi- river was sue.-ceded bv a dull
tansan water whieh hail but lately ar- report. I lay there wondering vaguely
rived. jilt   the fresh trend of events until  I   be-
We worked hard with the aid of the camo  aware  ihat  Graham  was tugging
native converts, and about midnight we at  my sleeve.
rested   from   our  labors;   the  barricacde ;     "That was the gunboat's siren."  he
had   been   built   along the   veranda,  the
ammunition   divided,   and   buckets   of
water stationed  at  intervals  in  case of
The ex naval officer had sat silent and
moody throughout the long work of pre
said hoarsely; "and they're using the
three pounder  ou   the  gates."     And   he
went   ou with his good  news.
Sh.wlv nt first as the gunner ranged,
and tl. ii wilh deadly insistency as he
found his mark, the three pounder she
paration,   with   his   head   buried   in   his came  screaming   in   from   the  river.     A
hands.    Graham gave him a rifle. "You faint cheer told us that the breach had
must play ih-- mun tonight," lie said. been   made,  frhd   then   the  gntes   which
The    poor    fellow    appeared    utterly had survived all those countless genera
broken: bul as s i as Ins hands closed tions of yellow face" collapsed in -\ mass
on    the    rule   nnd    wandered    over    the of 1.,-nt  and  Lwisted   metal.
breech and  bolt  and  barrel, all  the old       Wo  beard   the  short,  Bharp  bark   of
good,   strong   influences   of a service revolver;  we saw tne < hinese
the Britannia and the Senior Service scattering in the narrow streets; and the
strengthened   him   inlo  a   man   again. noxl   instant, in a flash of color, u party
'•Vnu can  trust   me." he said simply, of bluejackets, bended  by a young soli
We   divided   lie*   watches    two   hours lieutenant, rame doubling into ilo- com-
mi  and  two  hours oil', and  the  man  on pound.     And   so   i"   was  all   over,     The
duly wns io cull tl Ihors at  the first I mission   wa"   saved,   the   throe-pounder
sign oi  alarm. was Inyed on the Ynmi n, and Wang was
A    chinaman    had   crawled    into   tin-     Just   us   the   eastern   sky   was   palingltho  finest  Chinaman  that  ever lived.
compound and lay within a few feet, of  nud tin- deadly malarial mists were ris '     "We    gol    your    message    yestorday
nur chairs     We  sprang nn   him   in  an! j,,g  from  tho  Yangtse  River,   I   roused  aften n.   ;ind   started    up-stream    nl
instant;   but   he   offered   no   resistnnco, i Graham   ami   turned   over   in   dreamless .-nre,"  said   the   sublieutenant,   repine
and  addressed  our host  rapidly  in tho slumber,     I   seemed   to  have  slept   tor ing  hi-  smoking  revolver.      "Guessed
vcrnnculnr.    [Inconversant with tin- Ian- aboul  a  minute when  1  wus awakened you'd he havinjj a warm time."
gunge as   I   was.   I   watched  him  as  ho by  a  sharp report, and on  looking up. Heaving the Hnwcs main road on the
stood   pleading  vehemently   before   Ma   BUW Graham ejecting a cartridge. [right, a little below   tl,-- village of Her
son.    Ito was apparently a coolie of tl VVnko  up."  he  suid.  "they've be- wick,  you  follow   n  leafv, wooded  lano
poorest  type, pinched  wilh  famine and  glin   the   ball.     That's  one   to'no-.'   A   until y'ni me tn the gaies of n fine old
wasted   by   di-ease   and   opium;   and   I   quivering yellow bodv luy in lln- centri Rnglish   mansion,  standing   in   pleasant,
remember  thinking that   he  seemed   to  0|   the compound. pari, like country, and looking out over
represeni   ihe  summit   of   poverty  nnd      Four    more    desperate    rushes    wer.- ihe  Sussex   Downs.     Anv  villager  will
misery, the last, word  in degradation.    ,„.,,],.  |)Cforc  ,i,(.  slanting rays of  tin tell you that It is the home of Sir Gerald
Graham  translated  to  me.  "lie says 8Un j ped above the city wall, onlv to  and Hady Grnhnm.
they   are  going  to  attack   the   mission; i end iu a disorderly rout,'with  the dead
but if we come at onee he will take us  and dying left  in the opon. SPIRAL  ARROW-HEADS
down to Hankow tn his junk.                              And  then   followed  a  dreadful  cnlatn -,„..«„,,        .    .     .                        ,
,.,,     ,,, .                        ,        .   ,-       ,.            :;,,. a-^1 '.\ l.h A h    ehnlcednnv    arrow-heads,
The Chinaman stood watching nun ex    ily. ^
[lectantly as he spoke; then  their eyes      The .dd. white haired missioi
which  were  found   in   Xew Jersey
some time ago, are  so peculiar  in
1    .         ; „    ,         '     , ■        i    . < I* ■   .■ i   ' .     .        .       .   ,  .    *.'        . some time ago. are  so pec u Mar  in
,,,ol,,u,elGr.-,l,1i,,w,,nh1,,,M.   'It B prob   had  en-cl.-el „„  keepli-R his watch and form llla,   .,- t,.oy arc .*,,„,:,:„ r„,;,.. of
ably .. trap; .....I. ,,,«,. e;s  ....   nnn „f ,,» ,:ikinB ,,,« plaeo, in tho flnng-lino  aud rndi„n time., tl.oy soom to indlcato thai
could leave ll.e eity alive tonight.           denly cdlapaed ... the* lasl utago ol ox ,,„■ rod mon may havo Boughl  in some
.    — e     ...  ...     .....    .. t     , 1....       >    I ..    ...-      C.     e ...     ,e 11.. .     .*-
iicc-wcr. lent  nt  that hnustion;   tlio  i-vpe.s.u-.*   io   the-   dondly costs lo givo thofr arrowB a iwisting mo-
Maaon   onterod   tho  night-air, together with tho hourt-brcak tion liko that of a riflo-ball,   The arrowing events of the- Inst fow hours, prov honds  In question  aro out in a  spiral
ed i.ee, much fnr Ices wasted frame, and „hapo, cud ono ..)' them makes n fifth of
ho lay bohind the* barricade cc tho i it ., ,„ni in its .„„,,,., ,,,* ,Wl, „„,, ., ,,.,,,-
of death, i„,.|„
I   was   aleeeclt.
momoni   Margery
Tliecre* w.-es cen iicst.-ciit's pause; and
then cue Involuntary sob, more like the
cry eef an animal in pain I lean anything
human, was wrung cent eef eeur Btrangc
visiter, wine waa leaning forward with
ci ghastly pallor on his face, his hcmels
lirceppe ei point eleewn in water.
Gently we carried him inside and laid I revolution   in   sp:ie*e*   eef   nlenut   thirtv
him e.n tin* couch, and there, in tin* lit    itiis  Bald,  it  will   pdrforn*  a coiuploto
tie-   re...Til   nil,-re'   lie    hltd   l,'llee*re*'i   si,   long      Ice Ices, THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
Ono Year One Dollar in Advance
Single Copies Hve Cents Kach
PublinleoU every Thursitcij- morning nt Hosmer,
British Columbia..
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
No. 313 West ('-45
Vo. 314 East 18*:!0
No. 312 Local East !)*45
No. 311 Local West 20.55
No. 7 West Flyer U.83
No. 8 East Flyer  I-00
Change took effect Sunday Ort. :iu
No. 251 leaves Michel      O.(H) ft. in.
Arrives at Hosiner.. .      11.45 ft, 111.
No. 252 leaves Bexford..     4.15 p, in.
Ai-rivea at Hosmer..      7.13 p. in.
Tho Times 'phono No. is 10.
G. Parrorrini wtis in Frank
D. R. McDonald, spout Monday in Corbin.
Tom Elliott drifted in from
Corbin yesterday.
Jack Robertson left this
morning lot- Taber, Alberta.
Wni. Thompson and .J.-i<-k
Ferguson bave gone to Vancouver.
.Mrs. Robert Anderson is visiting friends in Hillcrest this
Mrs. II. I3ell, of Corbin. was
visiting friends in llosmer yesterday.
Fred Kirkpatrick, a typo, is
now braking on tho M. F. & M.
R. T. Pollock, of Michel, was
tho guost of his brother, I).
Pollock, on Sunday.
.Mrs, James Paden, of Blairmore, was tho guost of Mrs, M.
McMeekin yesterday.
J. II. Brownrigg, of Bellevue,
was with his many friends in
Hosmer on Sunday.
Joseph McLean has resigned
bis position at the power houso
and has left for Taber.
William Lakey and sister,
Eleanor, were visiting friends
in Coal Crock last wook.
Owing to a shortage of cars,
tho Hosmer .Minos, Ltd., were
idle Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dovine have
arrived from England and arc
residing with Mr. Beeby, bother
of Mrs. Dovine.
Miss 0. D. Y. Pitblado, Miss
Marlatt and Miss Anderson
wero visitors in Fernio last
Thursday night.
P. Carosella, of Fernie and
other towns, wa.s looking over
his extensive business interests
horo on Tuesday.
Sam Snell, one of the pioneers
of Hosmer, has sold his barber
shop and pool room to Jack
Haddad of Fernie.
Services will bo hold in the
Methodist church on Sunday
evening, November 27th, by the
pastor, Rev. M. F. Eby.
Fon Rent*-Furnished and
unfurnished rooms at the
Scotia hotel.
Bert Swanton has resigned
his position at the Hosnier
Minos, Ltd., tind will leave for
thc coast whore bo intends to
0. N. Koss, formerly of Fernie, was transacting business iu
Hosmer on Tuesday. "Dad" is
still wearing the smille that
won't come off.
For a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit Hue
shop of Jack Haddad. .'.It I'
J. Mark McCabe, of Vancouver! arrived in Hosmer yesterday and has accepted the position as manager of tho Hosmer Drug Store.
Mrs. Alex Cameron, formerly
of Hosmor, but now of Hillcrest
was visiting old friends in town
yesterday. She was the guest
of Mrs. II. L. Brown.
Chat-. Einmerson, superintendent of Bollovuo mines, leaves
next month for Peru, South
America, whore he bas accepted
nn important position with the
coal mines thoro,
Tho Presbyterian monthly
tea will bo hold at tho homo of
Mrs. D. G. Wilson on Friday,
November 25th, 1910, from .') to
5:30 p. m. Admission 10 cents.
Everybody welcome.
The 18 pre-emptors at Gis-
combe Portage have petitioned
tho government for a post-
The contract for the Vancouver labor temple will bo signed
by the Trades and Labor council
next weok and construction
started this month. It will be
a six story building and will
cost $100,000.
Saturday was pay day at the
llosmer Minos, Ltd., tind a large
sum of money was put into circulation. Tho pay roll amounted to $50,000, which was quite
an increase ovor the pay roll of
tho previous month.
At a mooting of the directors
of the C. P. R. hist Monday in
Montreal a dividend of '1 per
cent, on common stock for the
quarter ending September 13th
last, being at the rate of 7 per
cent, per annum from revenue
and 1 percent, per annum from
interest on proceeds of land
sales, was declared payable on
December -'list.
J, McCool, the mayor of Olson
was transacting business in
Hosmer yesterday. In addition
to looking after the duties of
tbat rising city, Mr. McCool is
running a pole camp .-ind has a
gang of thirty men employed.
Tho output is used by the mines
in tin- Pass and on tin- prairie.
At the present time tho camp
is shipping thirty I'l'vo cars per
Do you enjoy a pool game'-'
Drop in on Jack Haddad.        51
J. L. Finlcy, of Cranbrook,
is erecting a saw mill at Crow's
Nest for Macolm McGinnis, formerly of Elkmouth. The mill
is situated on the north fork of
Michel Creek and when completed will have a capacity of
40,000 feet per day. The equipment consists of a 150 h. p.
boiler and 125 h. p. engine, one
sticker and ono surfacer. The
mill will lie in operation on
January 1, 1011.
A fatal accident occurred in
the llosmer Mines on Saturday
morning, November 1!), which
resulted in tho death of J.
Wymyezuk, who was caught
between two ears in No. 9 seam.
He was about 10 years of age.
An inquest was held by Coroner
Bleasdall, of Fernie, tlio verdict
of the jury being accidental
death. The funeral was held
on Sunday by Hosmer Local
Union, No. 2197, from the undertaking parlors of T. A. Cornett.
They Watch While You Sleep.
The third annual  ball  under
the auspices of the llosmer Fire
Brigade  will   lie   held    in    the
opera bouse on Friday evening,
1910.     Tho  best
of music has been engaged for
the occasion. This is a volunteer (ire department and members devote their own time to
this worthy cause without
remuneration and with their
own means have purchased
themselves uniforms. We
thinkthat it is up to the citizens
of llosmer irrespective of politics or religion to turn out on
December tbe second and give
their support to this noble band
of men. All the money realized
from this ball will go towards
the purchase of necessary apparatus for fighting fires, Tickets 81.50. ladies free.
Fare Thee Well.
W. E. Warren, the polite and
genial manager of P. Burns &
Co.'s branch at llosmer. has resigned Iiis position .-ind Joseph
Mercer, of Pincher City, will fill
the vacancy, "Billy" ,-^ In' is
familiarly known, is one of the
mosl widely known butchers in
tho I'ass, He has resided in
Hosnier for six nionl lis al l-Vr-
nic five years and .-it (J re-en wood
one year, anil during tin- la-l
four years has been manager
for the I', limns company, also
tho Calgary Cattle company, at
their different branches,
Mr. Warren leaves for Calgary, whore he holds interests
in the Koyal Meat company of
that city. During bis short residence at Hosnier Billy has
made a host of friends who will
greatly miss bim, and who send
with him the best hearty, good
wishes for bis prosperity in his
new field of work.
The census   next   spring  will
I givo  British Columbia a   population    of   300,000    or    more.
'That   number will  entitle   the
province to 12 members in   the
i House of Commons.
Hosmer's Representative at Nel =011.
Wm. Robson, tho Ilosmcrdel-
egate to the groat Conservative
convention at Nelson, returnod
on Saturday night. Mr. Robson
expressed himself as highly
pleased with his visit.
The arrangements for tho reception of tho delegates were
complete in every detail from
the electrical illuminations to
the speeches wherein W. R.
Boss, K. 0. showed his capacity
to bold his own with the shining lights of tho party.
At tbe deliberation of tho
convention, tho resolution of
Mr. Blakemore, of Victoria, was
by far tho most important, it
concerning tho colonization of
the Province. Mr. Blakemore
made out a good case showing
that the amount of food and
other products imported into
tho provinco was steadily increasing whereas with a scheme
of colonization tho province
ought to at least raise its own
Mr. Robson met several old
acquaintances from Vancouver
Island and fought a tow of tho
old time battles over again.
Quebec Boomerang.
The worst repulse that Sir
Wilfrid Laurier has received
since he became Premier was
the defeat of his candidate in
his (dd home constituency of
Drummond—Arthabaka v i 1 lc .
Many of his own friends admit
that it is the beginning of the
(-nd, for when tho central fortress totters what hopo is there
that the out posts can continue
to hold out ? Over it all is
written the irony of fato, for
the very force that paced Sir
Wilfrid in office is now at work
undermining his power. The
outcry against tho Imperialism
of the Conservatives won Liberal votes in Quebec in the past
but thc stood has passed the
control of the rider and now
threatens to burl him headlong
into the bogs and ditches of
political oblivion.
Usual Low Rates
Chicago, 111, Nov. 20.—Objections to reductions in homo visitors excursion fares from Alberta and Saskatchewan to
Chicago and Milwaukee in line
with the general movement to
abolish reduced faros, have
proved futile. Four roads yesterday announced that thoy
would participate in reduced
faros. Thoy are the Burlington,
Groat Western, Soo and St.
Tho rates probably will be
ono and one half fare from St.
Paul and will bo participated in
by tho Canadian Pacific and
Canadian Northern railways
and other interested lines. Tickets will bo sold Doc. 1 to 31 inclusive, with a final return limit
of throe months from date of
The Last and Best West.
The natural trek of man has
ever boon westward since tho
time of Columbus. South America for a time, then came tho
United States, and Canada is
now the Mecca of the progressive pilgrimage. The last and
best west is British Columbia,
with its illimitable natural re-
scources, forest, mine, and sea.
it has been said that tho twentieth century belongs to Canada and, before the first quarter
ot that period has passed into
history this provinco will have
como into its own.—Province.
November Rod and Gun.
While big game hunting supplies the dominant note in the
November number of Bod and
Gun in Canada. Thoro is in tho
same issue plenty of material
for sportsmen who arc not able
for various reasons (o go after
moose, deer or boar. In the
opening article Mr. Bonnycastlo
Dale tells how Indian boys
make clever hunters, trappers
nnd fishermen and with what
skill lhey decimate the inhabitants of the forest. Exploration in the Ncpigon country,
lishing and mountaineering
topics, with many other papers
and some line verses fill a number which should find its way
into all hunting camps. .Sportsmen, where're they may bo
found, can enjoy some pleasant
half hours by dipping into its
contents, assured that from beginning to end they will find
much to attract and interest
The following aro the results
of tho old country games:
Fihst Division*
Everton 8   Blackburn Rovers 1
Notts County 1   Liverpool 0
Bristol Oily 0     Woolwich Arsenal 1
Oldham   Athletic    1       Manchester
United I-l
Sheffield 0   Bradford City 1
Newcastle 1   Sunderland 1
Manchester City 1   Notts Forest 0
Middlesborough3   Sheffield  United
Tottenham Hotspur 1    Aston Villa
Preston Nortliend 2   Bury 0
Second Division
Birmingham 0   Clapton Orient 1
Bolton Wanderers 3   Leeds City 0
Bradford 2   Barnsley 3
Fulhain 3   Leicester Fosse 1
Gainsborough  Trinity — Stockport
County   postponed
Hull City 2   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
West Bromwich 1   Chelsea 3
Burnley 2   Derby County 1
Southern Division.
Millwn.ll Athletic 0 Crystal Palace 1
Queen's Park Hangers 1      Bristol
Rovers 2
Wi'stl.aiu United 1   Swindon 0
Portsmouth 1   Brighton aud Hove
Albion 0
Norwich City 1    Northampton 0
Coventry City 3     Ley-ton 1
Southampton 5   Plymouth ArgyleO
Scottish League,
Celtic 1   Third Lanark 2
Motherwell 0   Hibernians 0
Falkirk 0   Haiti. Ro.-ere*-. 0
Kilmarnock 6  Clyde 2
Morton 1    Dundee 1
Patrick Thistles 1    Hamilton Academicals 9
Aberdeen 2   St. Mirren 1
Hearts 2   Airdriennians2
Queen's Park 0    Glasgow Rangers 0
Yorkshire I)   Lancashire 11
Cumberland 0  Cheshire 0
Gloucestershire 12   Somerset 11
Cornwall 0   Devon 0
Harlequins 12   Rosslyn Park 5
Cambridge 17   London Scottish 14
Northampton 11   London Welsh 0
Leicester 3   Coventry 0
Blackheath 11   Richmond 0
Newport 0   Heath 5
Cardiff 20   United Services 5
Llannelly 3   Pontypool 3
AVatsonians 15   Edinburgh University 5
Moseley 0   Cheltenham 6
Swansea 2(1   Pontedaw 0
Sydney 3   Gloucester 0
Played on the grounds of the first
named club.
It Was Ever Thus.
"Carrying coal to Newcastle"
has been an axiom for centuries
But we have examples closer to
home. At Ilo, Idaho, thero is a
wood shortage, and the people
will burn coal this winter. Yet
Ilo is near one jf the finest
timber belts in tho world. Ore-
gon'with its unlimited territory
suitable for poultry raising imported 100 carloads of eggs. A
can of salmon costs as much at
New Westminster on the Fraser river as it does in London,
England. Oranges and other
fruit grown iu California is
every year shipped to England
and made up into marmalade,
jams and preserves and shipped
back to California and served
on the tables of the first class
hotels at fancy prices. But why
continue? The number of like
instances is almost without
limit.—Moyie Loader.
The third annual grand ball
under tho auspices of the Hosmer Fire Brigade will be hold
at the opera houso on Friday
evening December 2, 11110. The
host of music has beon engaged
for tho occasion. Tickets $1.50
including supper.     Ladies free.
Good  work  at  low  prices and  satisfaction guaranteed
- B. C.
H..RKY eStlAPKA, W.V. fiOHl'K,   Props.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes
Main Street       HOSMER, B. C.
The Best Program of Moving Pietures
and Illustrated Songs ever
shown in Hosiner.
Strong Mexican Films
Watch for Handbills.    Come Early
Follow the Crowd.
ISc      ADMISSION      35c
Boots and  Shoes   Neatly
and   Satisfactorily
Leave work at Fletcher's store.
+*••*******#** ************
On eSale to any Part ot the World
If you wish to arrange for
your friends coming out to
this country, call and the
matter can he arranged
without trouble for those
Full information given
upon application as to all
steamship lines.
J       W. T. WATSON
X  Agent C. P. R. Hosnier
and Notary Public
HOSMER        - - B.C.
C. F. Lawe Alex I,TtstnCR, B.A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
G. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dross Swell Vou Might as well
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
V. Milo, Prop.
Fruits, Candies, Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc., Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
Next  door   to  Tony   Lombanli's
old stand.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
All Kinds of Pictures Framed on
Short Notice
Agent for tho
Call at the Diamond Hall, Main
Street, Hosmer, B. C.
m  ■■   . r— *
pjr tvjx: ue
A. McL. Fletcher, Agent
*♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦-*»♦♦♦ <
Here'a where yon can save money buying your
Clothing*, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises
sole agent fm- THE HOUSE OF HOBBERLIN, Limited
(.'nil and sen our fitock of samples
Next Door to Poutofflce HOSMEK, B. C.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦*»-»-»♦♦♦-» -
Supreme Means Unequallei
Our Supreme brand of Flour has
no equal for bread making. We considj
er ourselves very fortune in securing th(
sole agency for Hosmer for this exj
ceptionally high grade flour.
Give it a trial and you will   use nc
Just received a car load of Ashe   i
potatoes and   vegetables,   the  best  tr.
can be had.
Main Street HOSMER, B.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦***♦♦***** ***** ****************************
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultrjl
Wo supply only thc best. Your trade solicited. Market]
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia"
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
Superintendent     '
£ Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents
Fernie, B. C.
I They are  Going  Fast!
J Those desirable Home sites in Wtst  Fernie.
Why don't you get in on a good thing?
Buy a lot and be a landed proprietor.    Prices
range from .$50 to $125.
Prices will rise in the near future.      It is for
you to decide who will get the profit.
| $10 secures one now.     Make the other  pay-
| inents to suit yourself.    For particulars see
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