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The Times
Volume II.
The Times
\l MBEH n'.i
► ♦•*,>♦<»♦♦♦«•.*>.#•-•>'><>!''£' -£►'& £•.".-*.•-.* <S   .    -v-    |p
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N5 LABI)lis exciting gamesritLii'^
— a up a continuous barracking of
Two-thirds of the woi*k of
i,»,i' cleaning i-
- avoided ♦    Hosmer's Gallant  Fight and ail tbe referee, who, at timei
I  if your floors are covered  with our oilcloth or linoleum, a
Onforlune Penalty Kick
A meeting of  the committee
The patterns we have too, aro attractive and in a  variety •*,>
to suit every taste and you'll find our prices lower than f
most stores. a   I on grievances for tbe C. N  ,     ,     .   . , ,        	
,   i ,,,,.,   .        great deal or give and take play    ,      ,.       ,...,,
held   ;il    .Michel   on \° „ ,        ,°, ,.'     ',.  at tenl ion ol   I he llo-iner M s    *
indecisive in bis awards. Thorn
ton and his partner had a clever run, lent the former linished
weakly   when near goal.       A
was Lapge Gang Opening Up B Level t
South Side of Ravine      * i
The opening  up of anol hor
series of mines is engaging the £
Pretty Tile pattern oil cloi h  40c ?
Parquetry Pattern Linoleum  50o 2
Nairns Scotch Lino in Matting and Carpet Patterns 65c *?
Nairns .Scotch Lino in Best Quality  85o f
Nairns Scotch Inlaid, gives splendid wear  $1.15 I
league v*.u   .-       . ...,  , ,,,       ,,   .
.,»  i       i     , , ,.        . ,,„     followed ana thc remainder oil,   ,    ,,.,      , ,. ,. J
Wednesday last and from "The ,,    ,.,,,,.,      ,       , .  , Ltd.    lueyhaveabig l'.-iuh' oi  *
c, i ...      .,   ,.,,    ...,,        ,   the lirst halt developed into an ,'. ., .,
ooleman .Miner ot the 12thcurt      . ., . .        ,. , ,.     .       ,      ,     men working on the south
Watchmaker and Jev/eller
Prompt Attention Given to
all Kinds of Watch Repairing J
-'.v^-V.     e*j
fall and sccllii in
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C. J
:i ft. x 0 ft.
\\ l'i. \ :; ft.
1\ ft. s 5 l'i.
A! tl,i- store von
(Iml .■, c'l.eiil ci-- ,1'lincnl nf
10 per cent discount on Lino, Mats. Rugs and Furniture %
we  quote the  following para-1 exD1D1*ion of defensive play by oj'tl,(, ,.;ivilll7 aml  „.-■•  exploit  ♦** ' ! * '
, j the hacks ol both teams.      Half     ,,,, , ,       ,
grapn. . , .      all the coal measures at a  level
time was called with no scoring -„„ -        ... • ,
"On t he ( o cman  report  the,.    , ,.      ,       •,    ,, .,     500 teet above the main tunnel
, ,, . ' Coal Creek evidently meaul   to!,.,.. ,      ...  .     .
following action was taken: , ,,*      ,     , ' 1 Ins new work will   be  known
b leave nothing to chance   on   re- ., ,        .
Itesolved, that   owing to  the'        • ,  ,, , ,.   . as iJ level,
o ,. ,      , Burning and   (lakes   was  called       ,. . , ,        ,
* negligence oi the   eague score- ,*       , -x"'*   -   seam     has     already
▼ °  r .  •' upon  to save   Inn   charge   on I, , ,        .
♦ tary in not appointine a referee • , ., •   ,      ,.,  been opened up and  makes an
XL    '   ,               ■'             n         „  ,       many occasions ail', I his he   did < ' ,    ,       • ,    ■
▼ for the gatne,  Hosmer v Cole- <      , ,■   , • *,*,     , extremely good showing.     It is
n                 ,                    .in clever fashion     (he home   ...'.? ,
man  on  August   the lit i, the , , ,    ,   , , ,       Tlie  intention   to open   up  the
B,       . ', lot were tested severely and un-1   .. ..  . . ,
points ..■,, to the winners ol the j-   ,       ,  ,     ,• ,,      '  ,, , ,       other seams ot the series at the
1 "» fortunately  tor them.  Balder- ,. ,      ,
cup-tie between tbe two teams' . ,.     higher lev
1 : stone gave
on Saturday, August   3rd
BENNETT BROS.   I  Tl"; *■*A—■ ,**»* I it^-^s-^
•*-^-m-~~- ' *■• *••>-•—  » —     *•»•-*- •■■«-'• ^     vioiisly  tt  typographical   error.!.      i      ,, , •   *.    •       .i
  ,.        • ,, ', °,., ■    . .to   be  the  only  point    in    th<
, iii.,ice i   cc, oi,     I here are quite a
I wav    0     penallv. I , ,. cc*
number ot   men  employed    in
The kick was taken' jby W.  Mc-
'Hardware Furniture J    Hosmer pulled off a clever win
^^^^♦♦♦♦^ ♦♦♦•*»♦♦■*» ■**>">«*«> •$>•,*>«■•«.<*>.■♦ o* <,*<,<>«>o<k    and earned their I wo points  at
the expense of Coleman, why
***************************************************    then should   they   be   punished
(Things You Should Have in August f lZ^y"£«ttf£
them to win or lose these points
in a cup-lie. The line must he
drawn somewhere and no club
should suffer at the culpability
of the ruling officialdom. The
position is ridiculous and comment useless.
We have a most complete line as follows;   Tanglefoot Ply Paper, **(■
Infill,* of Lime, Moth Halls, Mosquito Oil, Ammonia,  Disinfectants, J
lishes,  Cleaning  Compounds,   Talcum   Powder,  Face   Powdei-, +
[(-reams,  Blood Purifiers, Teenies,    Fi'iiii    Sails.   Citrate   Magnesia,
lei's, Shampoos,  Hair Tonics, Coi-n Cure,   Foot   Powder,   Sponges, *+
ISeeaps, Scott's Emulsion,  Wainunles Cod Liver Oil, Beesham's Pills, y
Rvflinhurv'.s l-'nieils. Mcllin's I'-cencI, 11,click's .Mallei  Milk,  Bovril,  Roll- *
Knson's Patent Bat-ley, Kobinson's Patent Groats, Nestles .Milk Food, J
ll-'luiil  Magnesia, Joy's Boot  Hccr and  thousands  nf other lines and 4
|every line fresh. J
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Plums Pears                          Pea< ,
Apples Grapes                      Watermelons
Cantelopes I! n :k"b i                    Oranges
Bananas Ripe Tomatoes          Lemons
Green Corn Cucumbers                  Celen
* , , ,   .
j   ; duration was onlv t wo  thirties.
The league engagement at
borne on Saturday last was
wit ht'oal Creek and we would respectfully call the attention of
the C. N. P. F. league* committee
to the iai'L that the game started I'orty   minutes   late  and  its
game. Up till tbe linish llosmer tried hard to gel on level
terms, but the visitors played
now to maintain their lead
only. The home lean, was
worth}' of a division of honors.
Coal Creek, 1 goal.
Hosiner, nil.
With reference to our opening remarks, no official communication has heen sent to the
secretary of tbe Hosmer club
regarding the decision of the
league committee.
Bigffl.aB«aH»i(-K^^^ _•: -.
making the roadway from tho
main tunnel to 15 level. This
will be .an incline where the
coal will descend to main tunnel
level and thence to tipple.
.Next year the  company   will
open   ii])   the   tramway   to  the  |'
north sidi! of t he ravine and tbe |
same   series   of   seams   will    hi
opened up in a similiar manner. GABARA BROS., Props
When all of this work   is   com
Ice Cream
; City - cTWeat - cTWarket
pleted, together with the mammoth main tunnel it ought to
produce a large amount of coal.
and the Times hopes to chronicle the eve'nt as Hosmer belli
the largest producer in lh
Choice line of Stfeaks, Chops, Roasts, Sausage, Butter,
Bacon, Eggs, Lard, Etc., fresh and Salt Fish.
Galium Block
Near C. P. I!, depot
NOT   IX   THE   T
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* *
Marlatt's Reasonable Prices are
Get quotations from us before sending vour
money out of town. A pleasure to show goods
and quote prices.
* ; Punctuality shomld lie carefully
* observed and had full time heen
j    played llosmer s staying powers
J   j would   probably   have   altered
$   illlr
* more to the total.
e and added two  points
Opera House Block
The Quality Srore *
**>*>*>*• ♦♦♦♦♦♦«>■**•*»►♦ ♦-*»>*t*<i>i'>*»» *4>'i-<s>**>«>«>*» o-e-** ■>>
Prior to the start, the  ganib- j
proclivities     of    certain
The Frank-Bellevue Game.
The league game at Frank
last. Saturday between Frank
and Bellevue was easily the
most exciting game of football
ever witnessed in the Pass.
The Frank people had their
scratch team on deck and it includes an old country international or so.      The    Bellevue
table, should be solely  confined
team were mil for  a  game,  as
down to win."'
pleted and it is  hoped  to  have   |   JA.C3.1     ll/S[3.tC     Ij&r^'CllH.S X
it in operation ou the first  of ♦
September. £
At present the output of  tbe ?
main tunnel is 700 tons per day. *
Lady Dtiuglas Sentenced as a Vagrant. ♦
.Spokane, Aug. 11 With her ♦
bauds calloused and scorched ' ^
from working over a cook stove j J
in a lumber camp, Lady Sholto ♦
Douglas was sentenced for va
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some <^oot\ houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thorough 1)' reliable companies.
O.ST ( llllt   I-)   Pel.ee,   K III ISM 1
strangers were, to say the leasts Itt     1'Vimk     rooter'    remarked, ,,.m(.'v ;„ ,|1(.  ,,,,ii,.., ,,„,,.,   u{:ri. i ********************** ********************* *
disgusting.     Betting, if permis-r'tnose   Allows certainly came
i police raid on a cheap lodging I J
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11 KALE I!   IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries j
to its parent sphere-horserac-1    M hen tllu lj!,U °l-,oliod ,m tUu
in-, or   to   use  a   more  refined P^was &ood  and   even<   wlUl
expression   the sport of Kings. '< potmbly the advantage m favor
| Il is not wanted on the football i of Fr,luk' -although at one time
^    hold.    The growth  of proles- Jepson made an extraordinary
good try, but Paton, the Scotchman, was on band, and the lirst
halt' ended with no score.
The second half grew exciting
•J    sionalism   has   already   made
I    rapid strides and the inroads on
the universal recreation of the
tbe working man has made  in
New Goods   Fresh Stock
A Trial Order Solicited
yesterday,    Sho was arrested in I "
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bouse,   her   companion,    Win.  J "W"          "W   TT    "V\    IF     "1T™\(      "S*"'^      1T**'^!<1    4
Martin, being charged with (lis-. ^    |             ,.                f ^ i 'ft         "■-■?        [''*-•:! 1^$*^    4
orderly conduct.    Lady Douglas  *    l;_^f      %^_ _J Jj ]$ .  J      JJ_  ^^   J
4 ___™„^ __.„ ______^_„______ *
scratched the face of Policeman  *,,■*,■,! ,   ,      , , J
j              If Its luinner ynu tire it 'p nf, ,ve have it.      Our  spcecialt*,   ih T
Captain Haynes.    Sho Was  sent il Ihe lnaiiiifarlrn-iii)? nf till kinds aiid Ki-ades nf  lumber,  any  diinen'sion *
to jail for thirty days.    "I want  1 nr ipiuntity desired. *
to go buck to lily husband," Was   1 'fliere are iindistiiieticiis intiile iii (In* lllliiif*  nf nnlers,   lhey  ull *
till she said ill jail today,    -'i.'iiit   4
not a bad woman and I can   re*
turn to the life Iformerlylived.
__ ^
> Ihe stum- |)rnin])l and carefiil aUentim
many places the "game a good ]the lM]"w> ">«" repeadly
X paying speculation for some bl'ealtm8 u*' the l?rank haIf
M people, shareholders and play- backs, but alas, for Jim Lind- .,.,,.,,
ers   alike. When    amateur! *">''     notwithstanding,      tbey j    Spokane,  Aug.    15    Heeding \**********************w**************************&
teams are concerned   let   the coulcVnt*.       Jim was shouting| the calls of friends  in  Can,',da	
4 — _ ^ . _      ;+
l The  Elk Lumber Company, Ltd. i
4 ('. II. Bojii-'onn, Agenl Hosnier, B, ''. *
§   l
[Gabara Block
sport  he  clean  and   free   from about a,u  S()l'ts  ol   lnoney ttud   and relatives iu England to.save i f.p
. **.*>*»>ec***.4*<e>*a>4*e> <"Cc<'''C-  ': ' - ■'>><y)4^e^ Q ei*e«e5*s3>-eC*<>**et>
Hosmer, B. C. J   |tue cllnc(U.QUSi toi-acity"of the! the excitement ran high,  when | his wd'e, I.tidy .Sholt,,   Douglas,||
'ambling   evil,    which    every
witb a whoop the bull  went  to: |-nim   .,
wayward life, Lord
\I sensibleT-eader knows isamiig^ I the other end of the field, and I sholto Douglas, of Creston, B,
I game at the best.      Thc  book- Bellevue   men    were   loud   in C., son ot the  late-  Marquis  of
I 1      •   ,1        • 1   ■    then* assertions that Uhambros nnoonuK0,...v   ....,„    ...   ,1,,
II maker is the wise  man and   is1,,.,; 1  1 1,.. .. r.,,,i 1 vtueensoeiiy,  appeareu .t-   tin
'    Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks thai you  call   for  will  1
s.-rved in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals   in   the    Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
lie wise  mat. and   '«j gained a goal by n foul,
opened eyed  enough  to  know     The play whs good and  fast P°1,Ce stfI0U yfjei-divy nttoi-
J that  the  fool  and  bis  money from this on and Frank scored noon and S0UBht   bel' i;l,l-v-~l"!'•
are easily parted.     Who makes'another goal.      Shortly   after confined in  tin* city jail  on  a
the pile lirst, the bookie or  his! this the Bellevue people scored vagrancy charge.   Through the
foolish clients? making the play 2-1 in favor of medium of friends the domestic
Strenuous 1and drastic uieas-   troubles of the pair wore qiuck-
11 res ought to be adopted, on   a      .„,      ,.  ,,      • ,,        , ly smoothed over.      Last   nighl
1      ,1        ,   1 I be;  lollowmg    table    shows t,        ,  ,..    ,■        a ■■        •
recurrence, hy   the   cklbs   mill-  „,„„,, ,,„ i,,',,,, Clw'S X,,t  UK'N     '",, '   '   , ':'"     ll'""IM"
mitteo.   A vigorous application I pass football league: 1 over the U. It. <S .V  railway  to
of the toe of a   hoot   expended I                         Won Lost Draw Pts. begin life anew.
ion this class of  blood-sucking Michel  •">       I       2        121 «—•♦.-«
rcsTAiu.ifsuiaj 1817)
Capital All Puid Pp $14,100,000 Besi S 12,000.000
Bt. Hon. Lord Strathcona  aud   Mount   Boyid,  G. C. M. G.
I loll.   I'l"* • ieli'llt.
le'. i!. Angu -. Iv-'|.. l'i'' 'ideut.
.^ir  Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice   I'residenl  andGencral
Bn \m 111:-  in  Bri nsn ( m.imiua
in in .i. llcsine i*. K,
I' ::
Arnwl fr, 1 lillllwiie   .1 ... fhy. It
NuIkih,, N'ew le er. er. Ni.   le,   \'e
Suinliii rl i. V 1 ,. Vc   .        \     ' .; i;t.
Savings Bank  Dicpaiitaucxt
lie.|ici-e-      ■ -!   1 ■ ;  ■ , .1 1 all
half yteavly.   Tin   .:. i*   It,,,* I    ciltjcc    to ,)„ ,1c :. .  Altai cvefl ni the
eeieeelc. „,' a„J' j,.! 1-1 i.i III.    I■ ;
ejcJejejejMMMB^aTWe*a*»ejeMaaaa<a*MBlataWWWeJMMejg ejj
inicrolee.   would
he   1
10 serious
infringement of the  law.     We
r^^WWWW ¥V WWWV^> '
um glad to state that   the   llos-
itie-r crowd gave littltt encour-
i Cecal Creek
1 ill Fisli and Game Protection
A new departure,   but    one
2 s1..   .   ,     , ,  ■
C. B. WINTER, Manager
Hosmer Branch
that should receive the approv-  1****************************************************
g al of till sportsmen,  marks  the   I   .)os  Asski
I-'. II. [XUIl.VJl
I August issue of  Rod  c'tntl  Gun  X
in Canada, published  by  W, J. J
The only Commercial Hotel
Sample Rooms Main St., Hosmer
James Peach in ibe Limelight        Taylor,  Ltd.,  N\
ames Peach is once more   in The   groater   1
Ugomeilt to the snares of   I hose , Coleman
Uiily tonguod "Sports."
After last Saturdays brillianl
■*\ in it   was oxpected   Ihat   t be
"  localites  would  make 11   good  lllr   "l''"v   "''   fche    ^mtitght re. g  pages   is given   up  to |
show ..gainst   (heir   re  for- Jan,es niDS "  ll'"l'V   n|1  ''''  ll"" the reproduction 111 full  ol   the ,.
inidable opponents, Coal Crook, |north end .of the low,t.^ and   in  interim Report oi   the-  Ont .1 ..
«   and thoy did,  the   visitor-, ju
:;:;■:'::,';;::! Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.!
I   connection   with   the  dairy   lie  Fish  and    Gamo    Commission
llm-ing tbe points by the llllr. ''»ns a sort of pig ranch,  think-  Asa r government  publicut- |
rowest shave.   The teams were: ln« V*** nm]  lmlk  ,"v " good ions receive only scant attention X
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at ali Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers i;i Coal
F.   (lakes;   E,   Part
1 <-omhm.it ion,
However, James and have but a limited  circul
.        . ,  ,.       ...it iii the  wrong tion.    In this instance, bowevei
<ff   ridge und G. McQueen; J,  And- ,.      ,.     ,    ,,       , .   .,        ,   , ...    ,,        ,   ,, ,  •,
, iAiAA.,.   kAAA^   A A. A, e\   <<n s* ri,   s>.  ev ,*.   ev   <   ^ ,.-,.,,, i    ,,•    hue. I or he lliouglil    the   whole the l,e|,orl. llirougli ll~ ap|ll','ll'
.f*A9Wt^\f^%f'kfii&iZ^ llaltlerstone. and   \\ .     , .       . , ,.       . , . .      ,,       ,, . '.,.   .
ttfw-yv,, , v *.  -.T .  ip  *-   *    «    "--v^i  <r -.? >r\y v if '..v i^r ,,.,., ,,.   ,,        pace should turmsh   patronage .nice in   the  Magazine,   will   In
 Pnrtmlge; W. PolMun, W. Har-lj;,... ,,. ,,.,',.    ,.,,,.*, , , ,,.     ,..,.	
risen, J. Mitchell,   V,*.   h'ankin,
and I). Thornton.
IOS.MER, B. C.   X
mat lc1 some of I he neople resent-   the attention ol sporl sineu. nol
Qf          T T         *         1              1    ••uni 1). Thornton.                            : ,.  ,        .                                                     ,     .,          ,      .   ,,        ,
« m y-v <-«. s&-m    /-«       cLJ  a1/\|                I                                                                           I ul, tind ;ts a   cotiseipieni-e,   con-   only   tlll'eugliout    Clinad.l     iml
ueens Hotel   ?,:;:',;;:;:; .v!1:;::^w-^'fT, ;"Jim4" s -; 
I    iuci eg.in onu ,i. mcLcaicme,  \\ .  lml|       Jmnes  had  a    bearing  many  suggestions  and   recom-
ROBT.  GOURLAY, Prop. |    Piunel, Alex,  Mc.Fegnn  and   J.  |,lst night before n   Full   bench, mendations contained   therein
Transient rates $1 per day, special rates by the weel: I    ..
Onptn-ite C. P. !,'. depot. I les,:,,.,•. |;. ('. 1 r
and I In- sulcus decreed I hat -lim
should   pav   lit'tet n   bucks   inlo
can scarcely rail to  have
effect in a much wider Meld I han
Sweeny; (). Joison, T. Oakly,
'.   Joison   nnd
. s,,,,,,,,,  .,,.,   ,,,,,, ,,   lvo ,,,,,, th(j 1)rovill
. i     i   .      ' —.„.—,■■       ■». -.....,........, —m™.^^.., ;•*     -JUit^oii, the provincial treasury or spend _.....
XS*       m H{f        • fm'    A. Cti Referee   J. Evans, Michel. .'JO days in  iti.il.      James  swore     Captain     Desborougb,    Ioiil*
tBig Free ffloving Picture Wiow 1  ^—- u*«. ^ Me.u-iyi,BW;ui,igotoj«si. wi>. v«l ^ ^ u,,: testing
InirfeinV   GATIIVnAV   MIftHT   FROM 8,-M I    three ipiarters of an li ■  late, put   in  the  coo,,  for un   hour  station  at   Woolwich    Arsenal
LVJu&X    DA I VpLSJ All    I ll^Xm I    to11p.m. |    Coal Creek were  early aggrus- this  morning.    The  prospects  (Eng.) and Mr. Hudson ar in
Nc, rcMitirc iiiinsc.cc h uiik cinii.'i'tie.* ei|ief.ci ecu c,r .lc.,. e\ii],!*c        '£    sive and  Joison  ami   Hartwell being too gloolny  for  hint   be tour of inspection of exjilosives
J***************************************************   I took the ball well in,  but  they paid up.
I used in mining in this district.
7 -■::'::; ikv
everage'of Quality!
M.'itieil'ai ! iiicel f|i.iii I ,i nailia ii   .Map.  I ie client ia it
I leej.s ami l In, faun m   Vr\       I Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
By Elliot Bnlertta
"the old man's
AN ' fh'v 're hangin' Danny Dee e va | lie whispered
in nit- morn -" tin- bong endedI coming!''
abruptly, in a cough and a splut- Dan's light bad been doused at the
ter, and from chin to forehead the face first sound, but tn the darkness he thrust
or Mr. William Wharton (otherwise the case intn the extended hands, and,
Willie tin- Wart} glowed ;. brilliant I closely followed by Wart, leaped out of
-sanguinary crimson in the moonlight. I the window. A second later tho young
Not, however, by reason of any enibar-Jinan followed, and so thev dashed across
rassment, confusion, or auger, on Mr.) the lawn, all three flring'tbeir revolvers
Wharton V part. I lo- effect was due
wholly to tin- large, somewhat over-ripe
tomato that bad landed witli force aie!
mathematical precision directly upon
lie- point of in- ictroussc uose.
**liig Dan" O'Hara resumed iiis re
i*umbent position with a gruut -»i satis
faction, "De uex'time I bounce a rocU
on yer nut, see?" he declaimed glower
ingiy. "J ain't a goin' ter tell yer tor
shut  up again, Willie!
Tin- Wart carefully wiped his face
with a wihl grape leaf culled from u
vine that covered the low stoue wall
:>.■_..nst which h«'had been leaning.
■' Ain 'I no call fer get! in ' tabasco
about it!" he replied in a tone equally
aggrieved, surprised, and apologetic,
"there warn'1 nothin' personal intended .n Ui.it t Uer ' song, f'an!"'
'■I ain't talkin'aboul tknj song, I'n,
talkin1 about nnv >"iig." growled
O'Hara, unappeased, "S'pose we wan'
th' whole county gettin' vsi-.* ter ns.
.Dis ain 'i  no bloom in ' picnic!
The Wait .-eitied hi- meager form
once more again sl the stoue wall, and
yawned, "ilow'd I know.'"' he return
ed lazily. " Youse ttin't told be not hin '.
What's th1 lay anyways.' What're we
here for—fifty miles from Casey'si"
He gJtwced disgustedly up sl the
moonlit sky, fftintly visible through the
arching branches above bim, und then
peered gloomily over the wall into the
wide Held of com thai intervened bo
tweou them nud tho narrow country
A child of the slums, motherless, and
worse than fatherless, the Wart had
grown up the associate of criminals
from babyhood. Hi.*- education was us
limited as his ingenuity could contrive
aud a paternal government permit. The
streets had been his playground, the
more successful crooks his heroes, and
the history of their crimes his principal
So the Wart  had b me a crook as
naturally, nnd  with  ;is little compunction,  as  a not her   man   might   become   a
doctor  or  a   lawyer,   and    had    drifted
through the various branches of tlie pr
fessiou   with   ihoughtless   good-natur
and   nn   particular   effort,   though   his
crookedness was more""the result of
vironmont, breeding, and circumstuii
than  innate   criminality,   and   perhaps
'' Big Dan '' had a .share in it, also.
Human nature is vuvy much alike in
all classes, ami the worship of the freshman fur the 'varsity football hero is
no greater than that of the street waif
for the leader of the ward gang. "Dig
Dan'' had been lhe WartV boyhood
idol, aud UOW that they were both full-
fledged "yeggs" he .-'till looked up to
the older man, and was accustomed to
folluw him blindly.
I fence when Dan had ordered him to
meet him at a certain spot near a certain town in Westchester County, he
had gone wit hunt question; now. however, he thought it was time he was
told something of tin' venture they were
embarked upon.
"What're we here fer'.'" ho repeated
as  his companion   remained  silent.
Big- Dan chuckled, his amiability apparently restored, "Say, il 's <U- limit,''
be replied. "Wait til! I give it ter yur.
" Dis morn in ' I gets er cull tei come
'round to Casey s, as it gent wants mo.
Well, I goes an' dole's a swell guv ill
th* had; room—Say! yer oughter seen
him' lh; was th ' goods, all right, th'
real t 'ing.
■• -Is this Mr. O'Hara." BCZ he. like
his moiit' wa.s full er hoi dog.
'''.Sometimes it is,' sez 1. 'when it
ain 't sound in ' else.'
"'Big Dan." -oz he, an' goes on
quick, liko he's scuirt or what he's goin'
ter say. ' Do yer want ter make er thousand i* sez he.
" 'Dat's my lay,' so/. I. -| makes or
Jew every week or so.'
"•An' ilea he springs \\u eon. lie
sez dere's er skirt he's soft ou, but keloid mun t'inks he's pot er yellor streak,
an' he's se.iirt of his put tin tli' skirt
wise, an' his game i.s ter show 'em he
ain't. Derc's er lot er jewels bolougiu'
ter th' dame in or leather case in the
safe. Dey ain't such much—maybe er
few hundred, he sez—-but she t'inks
dey's de whole show, so whut I'm ter
do is ter crack do crib—it's easy—get
th' jewel case, an' den de guy lauds in
wid er gun—loaded wid blanks—an'
lifts it off me—see1?" he paused, chuckling again.
"Huh!" grunted the Wart. "Dat's
er bug lay! What erbout de thousand?"
"1 got two hundred down; de other
eight's ter be in er envelope in th' safe.
De swell bug, he's stoppiu1 dere t'night
—it's dat big hou.se down dor road a
ways—an' he'll get do old man ter put
it in fer him.
Tim Wart grunted again. "Listen's
phoney!" he said suspiciously. "Uow
erbout de getaway/ Maybe it's er
• • Plant nothin '! Casey's O.K. 'd him.
He's or swell gun er some sort." returned Dail contemptuously. "It's or
pipe! Ile gives or phoney description
of us, chases th' buttins off th' other
way, we just walk through dose woods
to th ' railroad, an' hit th' grit.'' lie
Struck u match aud looked at hi- watch.
' -Two o'clock," he mu tinned ri.-ing.
1 * Come on!''
He led  the wav, through the corn, t
they  ra
Halt way    across    the    young    man j
stumbled,   fell,   and   lay   OS   if   stunned,
while    the    two    "yeggs"    disappeared j
down the wooded road.   Tho sudden rlar-i
ing of lights, tlie hoarse yells of  men
ami   screams   of   women   warned   them
that the house was thoroughly aroused.
Thoy did not  run  far,  however,  for a.-,
-ooii  a- thoy  reached  the cornfield  Dan i
haldted, and after a moment's rest pro
deeded to lead the way leisurely through I
it and into the woods.
"Pal." he remarked casually, "is
what I calls a artistic -job—for all er
It was nearly noon when thoy reached
the city, for in spite of the promised
misleading description and 'I ire*'tion
they took no chances, ami it was not until thev reached the third railroad station that  they- finally boarded a train.
The news of the robbery was already
in the papers, as the cries of the newsboys attested, much to the Wart's surprise.
" Dat 's it little i 'ing fur a extra,"
he remarked contemptuously, Dan did
nut reply, but ho bought a paper, and us
souii as they were sate in his room open
ed it eagenv.
- Yah." lib yelled exultantly, "lh'
darned little mutt! I t 'ough so. T'ought
yi1'*! double-cross Dan O'Hara did yer—
yer—" he paused, lacking words sufficiently vituperative, and proceeded
more calmly.
"Oh, I'm th' wise guy, I am! Listen
here! " he added to the astonished Wart,
"dere warn't no cheap jewels in dat
case, see „; Dere was a bunch er ice wort
thirty thousand bucks, an' ten thousand
in cash—er hundred century notes, see
de old guy'd got from th' bank ter pay
fer something and dat—dat Harold lh1
morest Leroy—dat's th' mug dat put
up th' job—was 'or goin' tor crook us
out ei our share!''
The Wart's brows drew- together in a
vicious frown. ''Well, ho (lid, didn't
he.'" he growled furiously.
Dan grinned, and drawing a black
morocco jewel ease from liis pocket
slammed it on the table with a bang.
"He did not!" he exulted. "I t'ought
( was on tor his Jay, an' when he described th ' bos. 1 went an' got one like
it—he didn't know th' dif' in th' dark,
lie laughed loud and long, while the
Wart stared in gloating amazement at
the black case, that held the fortunes of
Almost unconsciously he leaned over
ami touched it caressingly, as though to
test its reality. As ho did so his eye
fell upon a picture iu tho paper lying
upon the table, ami suddenly he became
rigid, staring as if fascinated, at the
portrait, of a girl. Next to it was that
of a young man, aud above one of an
elderly gentleman.
For a moment the Wart glared at the
three portrait.-, a dozen unaccustomed
em ot ions following each other ou his
vice seared fact'. Then, wilh a strange,
sinking fear he allowed his t'yt^s tu fall
slowly to the caption beneath the pictures, ami painfully spelled out thc
Senator lleatherly, Ihe victim of
tiie latest Westchester burglary,
Miss Klainc lleatherly, hi.- beautiful daughter, nnd Mr. Harold Demurest Leroy, whose heroic conduct
last night, it is said, has overcome
Senator lleatherly V objections, and
whose engagement to Miss Heather-
iy will shortly be announced. Mr.
Leroy himself lost a considerable
For a-long time the Wart sat immov
able, only his lips moving silently, quite
unnoticed by Dan, who was gloatingly
examining the jewel case preparatory
to breaking it'open. Then he straightened up stiflly.
" Dan," ho said softly, "do youse
remember—NelH" and there was a sudden, wonderful, and unexpected tenderness in his voice as he pronounced the
Big Dan looked up in astonishment,
but even his harsh voice .softened a little
as he replied. "Nell.-1 Sure! .She was
th' prettiest kid in th' ward—I never
seen her arter youse took her erway.''
"No," returned Ihe Wart gently.
'' We went uptown. J—married her,
Dig Dan nodded. "Dat's good," he
said simply.
"T married her," repeated the Wart
humbly, almost apologetically, "an' we
had a little joint uptown—just us two.
Vou know what I've had, Dan. an' what
I've been—I hadn't never lived before
—nor since. But—but she didn't know
[ was a crook; she t'ought f was a
truckman, like I said, lill—till one day
she found out—an'—an' it broke her
heart. Dan, I quit! 1 quit an' got er
truckin ' job really--but—she wasn 't
never th ' same—no more,
"Dough she tried tor be- tried nol
ter let me sec she was seairt er me, but
it warn't no use—an arter th' kid came i
- -an' went—ll WUZ worst dan ever.
She'd just lay dere, white an' weak, an'
ley tor smile, an' not ler shrink up when
I camo near her—an' not ter cry out-if j
I wenl ler touch her an' I—I— Oh!
It wuz hell. Dan - I ain'l Ivin' it WU2
lie  pnuscd,  hi-   hoarse,   emotionless
the portrait of the girl in the paper.
"Her! dat's who! An 1 sez she sna n't
marry dat crook! I'm goiu ' down ter
peach  on   him—By  de  hokep,  J. am!"
Dan looked up," startled. "An' get
us both pinched!" he sneered. "Youse
is batty. Bo! i>cy wouldn't believe yer,
" What dc 1 .-are! " returned the
Wart explosively. "I'll make 'em believe,    besides
"An ! (Jan it! '" exclaimed Dan
angrily. " Ver got tor ,spiit oa me ter
get him. Youse ain't never i'ought er
splittin ' on a pal yet, Willie. An' yer
better  not!"   he  added   menacingly.
"Split on yuu! " cried the Wart
blankly. Jt iiad not occurred to him
that Dan would be involved. "But she
ain't a goiu* tor many dat crook!" he
continued hotly.    ••Sot if "
"Ah! croak i h' mutt!" interrupted
Dan contemptuously, "I'll help "
The Wart sprang up, loaning half
across the table.
"An' bavin' her bustin' her heart
fer him?" he roared furiously, "I sez
she sha'n't marry dat mutt, and I sez
dis swag goes back! Do you get dat,
Dan O'Haraf    Dis  swag goes  back!"
Big Dan sprang forward and seized
the box, his face growing hard and
grey, and his narrowed eyes glittering
"Say! Youse are nutty!" he snarled, and even as lie spoke his right hand
Hashed to his hip. Hut the Wart was
too quick for bim. Twice he .struck.
The blackjack lauded true, and Dig Dan
crumpled up,
Tho Wart wasted nn time in currying
out his programme in a moment tht;
case was in his pocket. Then raising
tlie senseless man in his arms, he bore
him gently to the bod, laying him comfortably on the pillows. The envelope,
containing the eight hundred dollars,
he too!; from Dan's pocket, and removing only a fifty dollar bill replaced it.
The two hundred earnest money he did
not touch.
Then he hurriedly started for the
door, but at the threshold paused, aud
after a moment came slowly back.
"I'm sorry, Dan!" he said regretfully. "Youse an' me has been good
pals! Youse was always square wit'
me. .too—an' now I've had ter do yer
upl I'm sorry, Dan, but—I had ter
pay my debt ter her."
j ject. When I started I was promised a
[ great deal of money by variou.- people,
| but many of the promises did not come
oil', and the result was that the expedition went into debt tu tlie tune of $\7~>,
UO". Since 1 have been back I have
been spending a great deal of the time
paying off thi- debt. I had paid off
about $60,000 up to thc first of December, ami then the imperial government
made a grant of $100,000. it is not for
myself 1 am lecturing, but to pay off
the liabilities, of the British expedition,
and everyone who comes tonight is helping in that work.
J remember ou one occasion the King
and Queen came on board the Ninirod
at ('owes. There was a vory rich man
with a very big yacht who came to me
and told me rnat he had obtained my
autograph about the time uf the previous expedition, and thou got it for
tlie second time. When I went up to
London 1 thought I would touch him for
a bit, but he said: *I dou't take enough interest iu this to give you
money,' Wheu 1 came back i'roin the
expedition, i was at a dinner, and this
man came rushing up to me. He said:
'Sir Ernest, I have vour autograph
twice.' 1 replied: 'Oh, have you! Well
I have never been able to get yours
where I want it.'
During my lecturing tour after the
first expedition I was living in Edinburgh then, a very intellectual city, the
modern Athens. I thought the people
uf Leith would like tit hear me. 1 paid
out $25 for a hall and $12.00 for advertising. When I drove down to the place
I found one drunken man, au old woman
and a couple of children thero. ( Laughter.) I went out to the cabman who
had driven me there and said: 'Look
here, if you can get anyone to hold your
horse you can eume in and hear me lecture.' Hut he said: 'Oh, no, thank
you, sir. I'm nil right where I am.'
(Laughter.) But despite those discouragements, I was nol going to give up;
I went on to the bitter end. Finally,
about twenty-five persons turned up—
twenty five at a shilling a head. I told
my wife when I got home that twenty-
five shillings had been realized, but she
said: 'Oh, no, there has not; for I sent
the cook and one of tiie maids, and two
shillings must be taken off for them.'
(Laughter.) Recollections like these
remind me of Mark Twain's experience
it uad been lying in tne sua since we
left it. The result was that for eight
days we all bad dysentery. But the
wind came up from the South and that
helped us. '.ve picked up our next depot. Thore was again n■• food; but the
frozen blood of a horse made beef tea.
So very hungry weie we that half-cooked horse meat was eaten ravenously.
We were on the march from a quarter
to seven in liie morning till six o'clock
it night, with one hour 6 rest tor lunch.
Xow we began to talk and to dream
about food. We talked about it all day,
and IVJ dreamed of it at iiight. Once,
in my night's dream, I tasted bread aud
butter, but afterwards, when 1 told my
companions my experience, they were
not interested. (Laughter.) 'lhey had
nut t&sted bread and butter.
Then we began to encourage one another. We would say: "\uv, boys, we
aro back on board ship again. Wo wake
up and put our hands up in our bunks
and reach down something to eat. We
have our breakfast at eight o'clock:
ham and eggs—fried eggs—plenty of
breUd and butter, jam and marmalade.
We bave lunch at one, and tea at four,
and dinner at six." And we sat around
in our tent at night, each nibbling carefully around oue biscuit, so as to make
it last longer, if ever a man dropped
a crumb, six pairs of eyes watched its
progress to the ground, aud if the own
or did not notice it—which rarely happened—the others would draw his attention to it. .Not the smallest morsel
was ever allowed to go to waste. And
through our minds flitted thoughts and
recollections ran iu from tlie aristocracy
of food at hotels to the humbler meal of
something that would stick to the ribs.
finally we arrived safe and sound on
board the Nhnrod, after a journey
which had lasted 120 days. The day
after we arrived. Wild, one of \%y companions, fell and sprained bis ankle.
Ami yet not one accident had occurred
while we wero crossing dangerous
chasms and crevasses.
It is very nluch colder and stormier
iu the Antarctic than in the Arctic. In
the Antarctic there is no animal life
and there are uo Eskimos. I once heard
a story of an Kskimo iu thc north,
which was rather interesting. A little
Kskimo was in love with an Kskimo
girl, but hor father did not regard bis
thc road, and a toil minute walk brought j voice  trembling slightly,  ami   Big   Da
ites  of a  large country [ shook his hen
eh . win- em hurras
jdace.                                                 * I'd. uncomprehending sympathy.
The Wan paused in .surprise, '*0ee, " \'i' then she came! " fhe War! con-
it's a swell joint!" he paid, hi-* quick timtrd. Ilia eyes suddenly glowing. "A
eve taking in Ihe broad -weep of vol swell dame from up 1'il'f ' AvonOOj bill
vety IttWll, the larch bordered drive, Iltld she wuru't none or dose solllomont
tbe*big house beyond, "il dou'l look skirls nol on yuy life an' what sbe
righl ter me!" he added liositntJngly. did had sense for it.    She got  her own'
"Shut up an' col !    rouse give doctor  an' a  Sisler   from   tli'  hospital,1
me  er  pain!"  -Tipped   pun,    "Pore's when  it  gol   near th"   end.   but   il  all.
only  no  maids  nn'  do butler    an'  ol1 warn'I   uo  use,   Pan.    She   knowed   it i
guy    in  *ic  house   besides de   family righl orlong, an* th'doe tol1 nie.
th' rest of de servants sleep in er house " Hey kopl her alive six monl 's longer I
er dere own over by do stables    come den wav. natural, an' dat nin'1 nil, Pan |
on! " Put little kid-   she warn 't more 'n a kid
Skulking in the shadows of tlio lines, sbe made  \el] happy.    An' dat  ain't
they skirted the lawn, and, reaching tlio ull,    Pe lasl day I up an1 tells her lh',
house,   Pun  counted  the windows  cure whole t'ing-   whnl I wuz, an, what made
fully. Veil sick, tin' all de rest—an' does she!
••'p,   fronl on do lefl side!" be wins- give mc th' icy mitt?    No! on your ga-|
pored hoarsely.    "An' de guv's on do aazu.   All she sez is. (I wisht youse had
job!" bo added, as the window opened er  toll   mo  before,  Mr.  Wharton.    I'll
"        " ' speak wid her.'
"An" sho does.    J don't know what
she sez, bul  in no time out she comes
At the door he paused again. "Goodby, old pal!" he said softly, aud closing
thc door he quietly locked it aad put
thc key in his pocket.
Late that afternoon, as the auto containing Senator lleatherly and his
daughter slowed down to enter the gate
of their country place in Westchester,
an exceedingly tough-looking character
stepped suddenly from the bushes, without a word tossed a black morocco jewel
case to which was attached a grimy envelope into Miss Hcatherly's lap, and
Had .Miss lleatherly been lln ordinary
young woman she probably would have
ignored the note and hastened to assure
herself that the jewels were in the box,
but as it was she coolly handed tha case
lo her father, and opened the note.
She read, in a sprawling, school boy
dere .Miss i kan not let youse marry
tluft. krook Leroy. I uos lie is a
krook beciiz Casey nos him an been/ he put up thnl job las nite but
my pal au mo ditbhle X him an giv
him a dummy box. the $800.00 in
the eavillup wuz part of hour pay
for Ihe job. I united my pal out
ter git tflU jewels so 1 got tor beat
it quick or he will gel me but dont
youse marry that krook Leroy.
yours 11 ii I y
William Wharton (Alas thc Wart).
.Miss lleatherly road this remarkable
missive twice, then, without comment.
handed it to her father. "Pooor Noll!"
she murmured. " Poor littlo Nell! Vob,
I am afraid it is 'Alas the Wart.' "
to his genlle  pressure,    "Da safe's lu
here.   Now, den! "
Five minutes sufficed the experienced
Dan to open the old-fashioned safe, and ! -"i' sez Ler me, soft, like she wuz talkin
the inner compartment yielded almosl ns. ter n kid.   'Youse go In, Mr. Wharton—|
quickly, disclosing a long envelop,' and   Noll wants youse.'   An'—an'I went in,!
Vdl jus* smiled—so happy—an' put1
ly, disclosing a  long
a black morocco jewel ease,
Dan stood u\> wilh a satisfied grin, font her arms—an' dey warn 't no fear no
stowing the envelope in his pocket and more. No fear, an' no hate, an' no
flashing   his   "bull's eye"   around   the I shrink in ',   an '—an '   she   died    in    my
room.    "Now, den,   where's do  dub! " I arms. "
he said softly. Ho paused and for a few moments his
The door wa.s thrown suddenly open
and a dapper, pvther good-looking mai
an automobile coat over his silk pajamas, rushed hastily into the room.
"Quick!    Give it to me and boat it!"
nd  sank  upon  his breast, while Blgl
Dan   shutiled  uneasily.    Then   suddenly |
he silt erect.    "An' do youse know who
dat damo wuz!" be cried harshly. "She
wuz hor!" he pointed a grimy finger at
noted English explorer, whose
quest of the South Dole proved all
but successful, addressed the members
of tho Canadian Club, the gathering being one uf the largest in the history of
the club. The guest, who was received
with great enthusiasm, said:
J want to thank you very much for
the very hearty applause with which
you have greeted inc. and also because
so many of you bave been interested
enough to turn out and hoar mc .speak.
I am going to speak again tonight, and
I hope you will be there, too, I am not
going tn fell you much about fhe expedition now, because you don't want to
hear the same tiling twice. I speak
quite frankly about the desire I have
that ynu should eome tonight; because
wben I tell you about the formation, the
initiation, of this expedition, you will
realize that it was a pretty hard pro-
in connection with a lecture which he
delivered at Portland, Maine. .Six
months afterwards he met a man who
said to him: "I heard your lecture at
Portland, and I eujoyed it very much.1
Whereupon Mark observed: 'So you
are the man wlio was there, are you"
The Antarctic is a very interesting
region. What struck me most iu the
courso of my travels through this wonderful country of yours, with its myriads of farms and magnificent mountain scenery, was the similarity between the mountains here and thoso in
the Antarctic. Yours, of course, arc
clothed with forest; 1 am not talking
anything aboul Ihe snows of Canada,
thai seii t,f tnlk has all boon done nway
with. (Laughter.) But the resemblance
between the mountains of Canada and
the mountains of the Antarctic is certainly remarkable. Wc discovered and
mapped out over a hundred mountains,
ranging in height from 5,000 feet to
14,624 feet. Those mountains were a
wonderful sight to us. After marching
live days, flirough a dense fog, at the
rnte of about sixteen miles u day, iu
full view of great mountains, which no
man had ever seen, we began to climb
Ihe longest glacier iu the world. It is
about 140 miles long. We climbed to
a height of over 10,000 feet, and here,
on a groat plutoail, with, the wind blow
ing ever from the South, the tempera-
t ure ue\ or once rose above zero, and
was frequently so much as forty"degrees
below. We wenl ou until the clothes
we stood in became badly worn. Our
binds gaped, and as we walked the heels
opened and shut like a enncertina, with
almosl tiie same painful effect. (Laugh-
| ter.) We went on until the third of
January. On January 3rd, last year,
we realized thc unwelcome and painful
fact thai'we were not going to reach
the .South Pole. We were reduced to
eighteen ounces of fund per man. which
was not. enough for body heat, let alone
to supply muscle wastage. We found it
more difficult to carry 150 pounds per
man than it had been to carry 250
pounds per man a fortnight before. We
made a depot ou this plateau, and I asked my three companions if they were
agreeable to a further shortening of
food, and these three men agreed, as
they always did. They gave me many
valuable suggestions, which I found
very useful, and we stayed with it until
the time came when we had to turn
bade. We turned eventually, and when
we got back to see level wc came across
a depot which we had made two months
before. We were so short of food we
hnd to cut meat from tho bones of a
horse which had been dead two mouths.
suit with favor, because the little Eskimo didn't have sealskins enough to
pay for her. Near the hut where thc
old man lived there was a great chasm,
which was crossed by a snow-bridge,
The little Kskimo made up his mind
that he would take his sleeping bag, go
up to the old man's hut, carry off the
girl, recross the chasm and cut off pursuit by throwing down the bridge. He
went to the hut. picked up what he
took to be the girl, carried her across
the chasm and then threw down the
bridge. When ho opened the sleeping
bag he found that ho had carried off
the old man instead of the girl. (Laugh-
tor). There are no mistakes like that
in  the Antarctic ut all.
Vet wheu  one has been in the Antarctic   one   always   wants   to   go   back
again.    The men who were with me are
always coming to me and saying: 'Now,
Moss, let us get up another expedition
and go back!'    I know full well that if
I do I shall have tho.se men with  me,
Xo one could have had a more loyal set
of men. from the youngest on Ihe ship
to tho oldest iu the party.    All were actuated by tlie one idea: 'Do your best I
by the expedition,1    1 have stood iu the'
limelight more fhan they have; bul  nobody knows as well as 1 do how much 1
owe to the comrades who were with ine.
When   I tell  you  fhat  for five  months
one of my parties went  away of their
own initiative, discovered the magnetic'
polo and did a greaf deal of triangular
and   scientific   work,   you   will   realize
that it does  not  require the leader to
be everywhere ou au expedition such as
this.     Therefore,   I   cannot   say   often
enough  how much   I  owe  to those  men
who were with me; because thoy worked '
absolutely regardless of their own glorification,    If it is ever my luck  to goj
again, the gain and the honor is mine!
if T have those men with me, "(Cheers).
I cannot explain the fascinalion and
the  lure of that which  calls ns  forth.
One of my best men on my last expedi-
tion was a quiet, capable young Cana- j
dian named Michel.   Ho was always on j
the  spot when  there was anything to
be done, whether it was a toe that had |
to be taken off or a tooth that had to
be taken out. (Laughter).   There is an-
other   Canadian  who  has  not  been   an j
explorer but who  must  have been  in j
the    north—your    young    countryman,!
Robert Service,—(Cheers)—I make no j
apology for quoting from, to convey to j
ynu some idea of the lure and fascina-1
tion of the wilds. The poem from which
I wish to quote is:
The Lone Trail
'The  trails of tho world be countless,
and most of the trails be tried;
You  tread on the heels of tbe many,
till   you    come   where    the    ways
And one lies safe in the sunlight; and
the other is dreary and wan;
Vet you  look aslant at the  lone trail,
aud the lone trail lures you ou.
4 And somehow you're sick of tlie high
way,  with  its  noise  anil   its  easy
And you  sock  tbe risk of the  byway,
and you reck not where it leads.
And sometimes  it  leads  to  the  desert,
aud  the  tongue swells  out  of the
And you stagger blind to the mirage, to
die in the mocking drouth.
'And  sometimes it  leads to  the  mountain, to the ilght of the lone camp-
And you gnaw your belt in the anguish
of hunger goaded desiit.
And  sometimes it  leads to  the  Southland, to the swamp where thc or-
ch'd glows,
And you rave to your grave with the
fever, aud they rob the corpse for
its clothes.
'And sometimes it leads to fhe Northland, and the scurvy softens your
And your flesh dints in like putty, and
you spit out your teeth like stones,
And sometimes it leads to the coral reef
in the wash of a weedy sea,
And  vou   sit  and  stare  at   the  empty
glare, where the gulls wait greedily.
'And sometimes  it leads to an Arctic
trail,   and   the   snows   where   your
Inru  feet  freeze,
And you whittle away tho useless iday.
aud crawl on your hands and knees.
Often it leads to the dead-pit: always it
leads to pain;
By the bones of your brothers ye know
it, but, oh, to follow you're fain.
By your bones they will follow behind
you, till the ways of the world are
made plain.
That puts into words what we speakers can think and feel nnly. I might
quote Mr. Service many times, because
he has felt
The Call of the Wild
'Have   you   marked   the   map's   void
spaces,   mingled  with   the   mongrel
Pelt thc savage strength id' brute iu
vvory  thew?
And though grim as hell the worst is,
can you round it off with curses?
Then harkeu to the wild—it's wanting you!
Have   you   suffered,   starved   and   triumphed,    grovelled    down,    yet
grasped at glory,
Grown  bigger in the bigness  of the
That is the thing we also feel in our
I want to think that in doing this
honor to me you are doing it to my
comrades thousands of miles, away, who
will always bo in my heart as much as
anybody who may be close to uie. (Loud
RAILKOADS mny be safe enough for
the passengers, but they seem
fatal to tne workers who man
them, Jt appears, from an article in
McCIuor's, that the list of killed and
injured is ho appalling that it will take
only a few years to maim or kill all the
men now working ou our railroads,
necessitating the recruiting of au equal
number of new men to replace them.
This is a .severe drain on the country's
supply uf able-bodied men. equal to a
continuous war. Air. John M. (litter-
man, who writes this important survey
of industrial and vital disaster, traces
its cause to the difficulty of railroad
men or their widows and orphans in securing damages from the roads. As he
puts it:
"The railroad has to pay for au injured passenger; therefore it takes
pains not to injure him. Tbe railroad
has to stand the loss of a damaged locomotive; therefore it takes pains not to
damage it. The railroads do not, iu
general, have to pay for killed employees; therefore they kill one iu every
two hours. Tho law throws the whole
burden of industrial accident on the
toilers; the protection that this affords
the employer simply encourages his negligence and increases the number of
mishaps, The railroads are not philanthropic institutions. Where the law exempts them from responsibility, they
will hardly assume responsibility for
While the proportion of the killed to
the whole number employed has remained practically constant at about V\ of
1 per cent, for the last twenty-one years
in spite of safety devices, in that time
the proportion of Injured has quadrupled:
"Whereas once in two hours, month
in aud month out, a conductor, brake-
man, switchman, or railway laborer perishes by accident, one is maimed every
six minutes. Last year 6,4 per cent, of
all the railway employees in the United
States were injured: thus tho chances
are that no one can escape accident for
nine years. No wonder that most of
the life insurance companies refuse to
insure a railroad man on any'terms,
while in any sort of company a switchman can bo insured only at a rating
twenty years in advance of his actual
age.  ...
"In spile of double-tracking and
safety devices and palliative legislation,
matters have eome to such a pass that if
tho injured of one bad year could all
wait in line before one hospital door,
the queue would roach tho length of
Manhattan Island, from the Battery to
Spuyten Duyvil Creek, back again to
the Battery, and \\\\ once more as far us
Madison Square, while the dead, if laid
side by side, would make a row nearly
fwo miles long."
Then what becomes nf the maimed,
and whnt provision is made for the widows aud orphans of the killodt Mr. (iit-
lerinun instances fhe case of Thomas
Kane, a fireman employed by fhe ICrie
Railroad) whose widow, left destitute by
his death through an accident, succeeded in recovering damages in !) years, 10
months, and ii" days, after the case had
been tried four times in the lower court
and ban been heard five limes on appeal. Ile ulso cites the case of Ihe widow of a yard employee whoso suit for
damages is slill lingering in the Pennsylvania courts after ten years of lifiga-
tion. the case of Hazolrigg who managed to obtain $27,75 for tho loss of his
arm, and the ease of a widow who was
awarded $12,000 for her husband's
death, but whose case, after more than
eleven years, is sfill in fhe courts.
"With eighty or ninety thousand accidents a year, and tiie percentage of reversals on appeal greater in this class
of eases than in any other, one can
imagine the medley of decisions and ths
extent of tho injustice."
The reluctance of courts to grant compensation to injured employees, the
writer attributes in the first, place to adherence to an English judicial decision
of 1S32, by which it was laid down that
"the master could not be held responsible for the injuries inflicted by a fellow servant," although, "in England
itself, where this fellow-servant idea
originated, it has since been repudiated."   Further, we read:
"Of all countries civilized enough to
have well-developed roads, Turkey and
the United States alone havo no compensation acts, and the American court3
alone glorify in their adhereuce to the
fellow-servant idea. It was this principle that kept poor Mrs. Kane in court
for more than nine years; it is now depriving America's widows and orphans
of millions of dollars every year."
American courts hold that "any man
who engages iu a dangerous occupation
does so at his own risk. If he objects
to doing it, ho has the privilege of
throwing up his job." If a train is /J
wrecked through the fault of a telegraph operator, every passenger injured
can recover substantial damages; but if
the engineer or any other employee is
killed, his widow or orphans can not get
a cent.    For:   '*
"The  court  says   that   these   suffer
through the net of a fellow servant. Unlike tiie passengers, they are supposed
to know all about the incompetent tele- ,
graph   operator,  and   to   have   had   him  J
especially in mind when they made their
contracts   with   their   employer.     They
assumed  the risk;  if they suffer it  is
their own fault.   The fact that they are
working for a railroad at all implies, iu
the eye of some courts, a waiver of all
rights to life and to limb when injur- I
THAT a telephone with a very clear
and loud-speaking transmitter may
be of the greatest aid to physicians in the diagnosis of disease is shown
by a writer iu The Lancet. A transmitter possessing those qualities iu an
unusual degree has been recently devised in Kngland by 8, 0. Brown, who
described it at a meeting of the institution of Electrical Engineers. His invention will enable a physician to examine a patient by telephone a hundred
miles away. Snys the writer in The
"Primarily Mr. Brown's interest iu
the subject was . . to magnify the
sounds produced in the ordinary tele-
phono, and thus to render telephony at
great distances a practical matter. Eventually he has designed a remarkable
accessory to the telephone which incidentally may prove to be a valuable adjunct to thc diagnostician. The electric
stethoscope in its present form causes
the sound of the heart to be three time*
as loud as in fhe ordinary stethoscope.
If. however, the telephone relay invented by Mr. Brown is attached, the two
instruments combined raise the intensity of the sound some twenty times and
more. The instrument was tested in a
number of diseased heart eases and it
appeared to render diagnosis easy aud
revealed some phenomvnn only previously suspected."
When the instrument was applied directly to the heart the sound of tlio
boats in the telephones is reported to
been  uncomfortably  loud  and to
have boon easily heard not only by the
patient but by all those standing around
even when the telephones wore in posi:
tion on the head of the operator. Wo
"The stethoscope as used increased
the heart-beats to the almost complete
exclusion of the shriller or breathing
sounds. The instrument can be so tuned, however, that nothing but the
breathing sounds are audible. The passage of the air through the lungs was
heard as 'the roar of wind through a
forest of trees.' Replacing the telephone head-piece by a transformer the
stethoscope was joined to the ordinary
telephone service, and for the sake of
experiment the sound of the heart has
been transmitted over several miles of
telephone line to medical men iu various parts of London, The sounds received were its loud and clear, it is stated, as when heard locally. It is suggested that it is now possible for the physician, say, in London, to examine a patient, say, in the country, stethoseopl-
cally, nnd to arrive at a correct diagnosis. The instrument may obviously
become of distinct service to the deaf,
and the ordinary telephone sounds can
by its means be projected iufo a room
so fhat every one present can hear. A
public performance may thus be reproduced in the hearing of a company of
persons present in a room remote from
the actual scene."
(^1 HICAGO is said to gather on Sun-
J day evenings one-sixth of its entire population into 4tiU amusement
places where moving pictures are the
chief attractions. Other cities compete
in their several capacities. "The theatres and five- and ten-cent shows are
thronged," ob.servcs Tbe Michigan
Christian Advocate, "while the
churches are thinly attended." From
this statement to the following question
is an easy transition: Why should not
the Church be as 'vise as the world and
go in for moving-picture attractions?
This .Methodist journal takes the qtie»y
rerJonsJy  ns the following show;.
"If is thought that inasmuch au the
church .attractions would be free, Ibe
-rowds would prefei them, esp'i'jially the
poor people.
"As for the pictures, 'the thrilling
stories of the Old Testament, and the
beautiful tales of the New Testament,
together with modern illustrations of
Christian heroism' would, it is said,
make attractive up-to date shows.
"At first blush this suggestion would
seem to many like a plausible thing,
progressive, 'up-to-date,' and promising
of good results.
"It would, perhaps, not be much more
of an innovation on old-fashioned worship than much of the hired music is.
And it probably would not, cost much
more than some churches pay their artistic singers. Is it righteous to mako
artistic appeal to the car to capture a
crowd, and wicked to make artistic appeal to the eye?
"Moreover, on the score of innovation alone, the suggestion could not be
condemned, especially by Methodists.
John Wesley adopted an innovation
when he took fo field preaching, which
he did not like, in lieu of the regular
pulpit, which he did like. -Methodists
ure adopting innovations all fhe time,
and will continue to do so."
This journal is not insensible to the
"serious objections" natural to the
suggestion. "There is probably no form
of entertainment so hard on Ihe eye, and
indirectly upon the health, as motion
pictures in low, stuffy rooms." Moreover:
"Only the most exciting scenes can
long sustain interest in such tiresome
exhibitions. 'The thrilling stories of tho
Old Testament' and 'the beautiful tales
of the Xew Testament' would havo to
be fixed up in very catchy style if the
crowds which have been surfeited on
prize-fight shows and other current excitement nre to be drawn to the
churches. The ofiicial boards, too, would
have to come down with a lot of cash
to buy new negatives by the thousand
foet for each recurring Sunday evening
"It is said that fully $60,000,000 has
been invested in picturo shows by tho
fraternity who have converted old
stores and halls in every town and village into five-cent pieture parlors. Is
the Church prepared to compete with
that outlay?
"But tho moving-picture business is
here, probably to stay, and if the
churches wish to combine and send their
prcaehers around giving shows Borne-
what after the early circuit method,
thev can thus save some of the expense
in 'filling the churches/ or trying to." T1JE HOSMER TIMES
The Hand at the  Throttle
rpilK blizzard that bad gouged down
JL into the hills, wiping out sheep
herdortj and animal*., snapping up
a scattered section gang or two, and
choking the gorges with snow, had nipped the Limited above Twin Rocks as
she tried to squeeze through on the
northern division. With her big Baldwin jammed in a ten-foot drift, she was
four hours lute now, aud tho methodical
inarch of the hands ou the clock at the
mountain junction was steadily piling
up the minutes against her. The two
heavy rotaries that had groaned up the
fifty-mile grade to clear the right of
way had gone off the rails iu a monster
drift south of Caldron, the wrecking-
train that followed had not been heard
i'roin, and I was left with plenty of
time to comment inwardly on snow and
railroads and the travelling business
in general.
I did not look for sympathy, however.
"Too bad," said the ticket agent.
''Such a shame," volunteered tbe lunch
room girl. -'Maybe sbe won't get here
till tomorrow," cheerfully suggested the
solitary stage-driver who took marooned passengers to the village three miles
distant. I'ut the baggage man only
lookeel at me quietly out of his still
gray eyes.
lie was -i drab bit oi .', man, wrineded,
withered, twisted. He slouched loosely
on a bench in the shelter of the baggage
shed dowu at the cud of the long platform, where the main line tracks threw
off a bewildering tangle- of suow-clogged
switches, into the broad trainyards below. Behind* his calm gaze was the
shadow of much hard toil. He glanced
up at the dull sky streaming overhead.
"Lucky it slopped snowing, or you
might have to wait all day," hu volunteered, presently.
"Well, it'll begin again at once if
my luck hoodoo is vvoriiing the way it
usually does," 1 returned as I offered
him a cigar. Ho took it, put it iu his
hat, and made room for me on the
"I guess your train will get here by
noon." he said, indifferently, "They're
clearing up the yards now, aud when
they get the rest of the rotaries going,
they'll make short, work of the drifts
on the division,"
fie waved bis hand toward the labyrinth of tbe yards.
"Here comes one of the new ten-
wheelers—I'acilic type. Beauty, isn't
she? (Joing to take out one of the
A great grim locomotive, with a stubby -liiick ami huge clanging drivers,
puffed slowly down a'side-track, rumbled across a switch, and pushed up to
a hulking plough. I remarked on the
clean, powerful lines of the engine.
"Oh, tbat type's common uow," he
said withoul. interest. Theu sudeleuly
his face brightened, and he glanced expectantly toward the yard. Somewhere
from that direction a locomotive cough
ed dryly. Thero was something rasp-
iugly feeble about thc sound, a sound
thut reminded me instinctively of thc
ghastly hack of a consumptive. It was
weak, senile. I followed the olel man's
gaze. An engine was coming toward
us. It rattled slowly up over switches
and camo to a stop beside thu big, new
monster that was panting with suppressed power behind the plough. 1 felt as
though I wanted to laugh. The incongruity of Ibe scene was almost humor
ous. X saiel the newcomer was an engine. Well it was, cer rather it had
been. It might have taken an expert to
diagnose its identity now. Its tall thin
stack, which reached half-way up the
boiler of the big ten-wheeler at its side.
tilted backward in a drunken attitude.
Prom the tires of the low elrivers to the
top of tho narrow, dented boiler, was
gray dust and elinginess. The drivers
themselves looked as though they might
have been selected frlftn an engine imik
heap, and 1 guessed all of them were
fiat by the way the olel machine limped.
The cab windows were broken, aud;
from ,,ne ol! them leaned a blue-coated
man whose greasy appearance was in
striking keeping with his dirty switcher. As I watched in half-amused wonder, the engineer threw the lever to the
reverse, jerked at the throttle, and
pulled the whistle-cord sharply. And
then I started involuntarily.
It was not a whistle that ripped the
frosty air—it was a shrill, penetrating
shriek, amazingly loud for the feeble
old locomotive. I turned to th? bag.
gageinaei witb an exp,cession of surprise, aud saw that he, too. had started
at tho sound. The slouch had gone
from his shoulders and he sat bolt-upright. He pointed with the stem of his
pipe at the retreating engine.
"Did you hear it—the woman?" he
asked, quickly.
I laughed. "I heard an astonishingly loud squawk for such a pile of old
iron," I returned.
"No, but the woman," he persisted,
"the scream—I always hear it in the
whistle of 492. That's why I quit."
"Quit what?" I asked. "
He looked at mo strangely. "Don't
you know?" ho snid. "That was old
492—.lack Cook's engine. You've heard
about Cook?"
I shook my head. Por an instant his
face fell.   Then he brightened again.
"No, that's right, you said you were
a stranger. It seems, though, as if
everyone ought to know about Cook.
They all know on this road. You sec,
I was Cook's fireman. I quit when
he did. Tho Inst scoop of coal I ever
tossed went into the fire-box of 492."
Sho wns the host engino on the road
then—though it's hard to boliove it
now." He was silent a moment. Then
ho pulled his cap over his eyas. "I'll
tell you about Jack," he said—"if you
don't mind."
T nodded.
"Well," said tho baggageman, "he
was the crack engine-driver on the road
in those days. He was a big, honest fellow with a fine engino sense and a chilled-steel nerve. On duty he was a marvel. He could work twenty-four hour1,
on a stretch aad finish about as fresh
ns he started. And make time! Why,
he could run on schedule through any
kind of weather—weather thnt would
make any other man crawl along with
both eyes tied to thc pilot and hardly
daring to think. Everybody from the
general manager to tho section gangs
knew that when Jack was late there
was a pretty good reason for it. Of
courso he got the big runs. Wheu we
put on the first through special that
cut tho old time two hours, Jack took
it out. The general superintendent
went on record as saying that with four
othor drivers like Cook wo could clip
three hours off the new schedule, which
was considered a world-beater then.
And I guess he was right, too.
"Jack was a young man. I doubt if
he was thirty-five, and there never was
a better engineer to -fire for if you
stuck to business. All he demanded
was results, and he didn't care how he
got them, either A fireman who couldn't give him steam nt any cost, in
any way, but somehow steam, didn't
last long—he went to firing freight. But
ik and kept her hot,
if you did your wor
he  was your friend
"Cook hud a peculiar smile tbat
took niiu straight to your heart. He
did everything with a smile. When he
wanted something from MeJ'herson, the
master mechanic, and the crankiest
man ou the payroll, he smiled and got
it. 'The other men could kick their hind
legs cell' Cor half au hour, and at the
end of that time got fired out of the
oflice for their pains.
"Cook .just smiled at everything. The
first time 1. climbed into his cal, and
he told me that if I didn't keep her
hot be 'd throw me out of the window,
he smiled, lie smiled when a coupling-
pin bit off his thumb at the second
joint. He* smiled when tbey threatened
to suspend him for running down Long
Hill so fast that every journal ou the
train caught fire. And once, with eight
wilei Pullmans, packed with women and
children, chasing us down a mountain
grade with a curve at the bottom, 1
looked across the cab at him and saw
that cool, easy smile on his lips. He
wasn't  afraid  of hell.
-'.lack had a wife. Shi* was a pretty
bit of a girl, sort of frail and delicate,
with big brown eyes and yellow Unify
hair, .-she had lived iu the East with
her folks till he met her. When they j
were married, she* came West with him.
It was kind of hard for her at first, I
guess     She'el  been  usoel  to everything
struck the bridge by our voice. She
used to come to the ,'loor of the cottage
"with the kid iu her arms, and Jack
would wave his hand, and she'd throw
a  kiss.
"Jack ne\er sai.l much about her
until that cool June* day when we were
held up two hours by a freight wreck
on the way over the Western divide.
'Blame that old pile of junk!' he exclaimed, pointing to the heap of derailed box cars that, the wrecking crew
were fightitier with. ' I'.ess will wonder
where we are. aud I'm afraid she'll
worry. \\ e haven't been this late
for a yea r.'
-' 'I guess we can make up something on the down-grade below Wolf's
Nest,' I told him.
"He smiled a little. Then all of a
sudden he turned to me, and his voice
"'George,' he said, 'It's a great
thing to have a wife. It makes a man
out of a fellow—it makes things seem
worth while. If it wasn't for Bess. I
guess I wouldn't care much. I might
be loafing up Opal Street, with the
other boys anel the painted idols anel
the saloons.    George, you get married.'
"It was so unusual for Jack* that 1
just laughed, and when I started to reply he dropped down from the cab with
an   oil-can.
"The country was full of tourists
from the East. The road had been
clogged with tbem for two weeks; and
ou this day, when we reached Pouter,
the chief train-despatehcr bad ordered
another section added to our train.
The section was all made up when we
pulled in. There were two clay coaches
and twelve Pullmans, a heavy load, and
most of the passengers were women
and children  from thc East.
g my  file's
stopped t<.
must have been the pou
got uu the grade after
cool tiie hot journal. ,
" 'Two miles from the trestle above
Jack's liou.se, 1 looked back again along
our swaying string of .sleeper.*- and saw
the smoke of tlie section's engine shooting up around a curve less than a mile
behind. She wns coming like au ava
lunche. A moment later I felt tin- lurch
of the engine as wo struck tho curve
above the signal tow it. Climbing up
in my window, I looked ahead. Ami
then my heart turned to stone,
"Near the middle of tlie narrow
trestle, coming Straight toward us, was
a woman with a child in her anus, it
was too late for her to turn back—too
lute for her to cross. The bridge was
just wide enough tor the track. There
was no room for her to step aside. A
hundred feet below, tho yellow waters
of Tongue Creek crawled among tho
gray   rucks.
"There was a quarter nf a mile between us and the woman, and I thought
at the time that, we might have stop-
ped. 1 know afterward that, with the
heavy section so close behind us, it
would have meant certain disaster; and
there were eight hundred women and
children  on  that  uther section.
"I didn't think then, bul ! guest
Cook, did.     Like   a   (lash   I   turned   to
i-i 1 in  his to*
that   within
'•lass certifie
Since   tli,-
progress has
could uot »ee it. He sat just as he sat 1 The officials of another life-insurance
after he had hurled me irom the air ! company, although they have not as
lever. I dou't think he moved after 1 yet elaborated their athletic-business
that. system to the same extent, have declar
"I   looked   at   his   back.     Something j ed themselves similarly in favor of the
made ine step across the cab to him. I   idea.    The president and the associate I From
shouted in his ear.    I  took hold of his i actuary of the company have provided   ing; hi
shoulder.    J shook him.    ilis hand drop- ; silver cups  to  be  awarded   to those uf   chaser-
ped from the throttle aud flapped loose ; the   clerical    staff   who   shall   perfect    works of art,
ly to the jolt uf the swaying engine. I ' their physical  well-being to the extent   the   owner  gf
pulled   his   head   back  aud  stared   iuto   of   winning   points   at   the   two   yearly
his face.    His lips were set in a smile—   oflice   field   meets.     In   addition,   three
that old smile. His eyes were wide open   medals are presented in  each event  as
Ira wing
ith; nnd progressed so well
two years he won a fir>t
ite at the local art school.
•■ early days Mr. Uiiea's
been rapid and remarkable.
but sightless,    lie was stone dead
The baggage-man knocked the ashes
from liis short pipe, took my cigar carefully  from  his hat. aud sniffed  it.
"Real Savanna," ho remarked.
"Got  a  match!"
1 struck one and held it for him. lie
puffed silently for a moment. Slowly
the slouch crept up over him again.
The starch went out of his back and
he huddled against the wall of the shed.
AX   alliance   of   athletics   and   com-
merce, in which the latter profits
through the keenness induced and
energy infused by the former, is being
consumMed jr. many American busiuess
firms and corporations today.
One uf tic best esamples of how athletics  lias  beon   made to   increase   th*»
ward him. He was looking ahead outworking value of a
of the window—motionless. 1 leaped ment is that of a
across to him. 'The air—God, man, com puny. Tho ollici
tbe air!' I screamed in his ear us [equipped with a n
clutched for the lever. Ho tore me and shower-baths, a
from it, and burled me bark into the instructor has been
cub.    Again  I  dung myself upon  llim,schedule   uf   athletii
lice   drove   1
liis    1,1,
uv   list
e   my nappe* 1
Pace.     1  iee
led agl
lill-l   lie.
e> tan
l(, Cl
Highland   feu.
myself, am
1  some
UOW    gee
t tr.
win ll lovt
business establish"
large   fife-insurance
> building has been
tmplete .gymnasium
competent athletic
retained,   um'   a
woH.   has   been
for employees, both  male
ile.    The gymnasium  occupies
nth floor, and hero, during the
hour,  directly  after  business
all   twelve
there,    in    the   warm
.- are giveu courses in
a further stimulus aud incentive for th'
men. At each of these meets, which
are attended by the officers in person,
lopartments of the company
represented ou the athletic field.
I Thore is a regularlv organized baseball
team, and a gymnastic schedule will Input iuto operation as soun as a gymnasium can   bo rigged  up.
The owner of une of the large depart
ment stores is a thorough believer iii
the value and iin por tance of athletics
as :i means of furthering the working
ability of his employees, and he loses no
opportunity to exploit his ideas on the
subject. His employees have been en
en in aged by him to organize an uth
letic association, and their numerous
baseball aud golf teams hnve received
substantial help from his hands in the
utfits and playing parapherna-
• r.ler thai the small boy*, who
work iu his "-lores should uol be over
looked in his athletic trade campaign,
he has sanctioned aud helped along a
system of military exercises und drills.
Por this purpose'hc ha- s*-i aside the
fourteenth floor of hi.- building. Dir
ectly after business hours on Tuesdays
and Fridays the buy,-, two hundred ;i nTJ
seventy five strong, an- put through the
exorcises. Uniforms ami guns have
heen supplied i" thom gratis, and every
inducement is bold out to make thom
indulge in the work. A regularly organ*
i7,ed summer camp has been put into
operation,   and
mouths,   tin-   bo
military   truiuii
Several store- have gathered together
their employees into an athletic league
that  wages contests in such -port- as
baseball, bowling, etc.     Many firms nr
range annual field days for their clerks.
During the luncheon hours, the roof of
the   building   of   one   large   department
-tore is thrown open to ihe clerks, and
there, any day, they may ho seen going
through  • * brcalhing exercises,'' " mus
ele   tests,"   and   liko   forms   of   light,
though   beneficial,   exercises.     At   dif
ferent times during the year a physical
culture  expert  is  brought   to the  store
to explain tu tlie employees in just what
ways  they  can   derive  the   best   results
from what nc may term "on the spot*'
exercises—that is, those physical movements  incidental   to  thoir duties  which
make for erect carriage, deep breathing,
easy stride, and general  bodily benefit.
To    i Must i'a te    more    lit i mutely   jusl
what is meant  by such  "on th' --pot"
exercises, the best example is to be had
(from the courses ut physical instruction
i that have been gheu to the female em
; plovces of this same department store.
j The young women lave been formed into  classes,  and,  r-n   one  of  th--   upper
I lloors of the building, have been given
an odd schedule of instruction  in oxer
j cises   by   a   woman   who   has   made   a
[study  of  so-called   "shop  physical  enl
:turu."     Tho   won..-.   clerks  are   taught
! the proper way to reach fur boxes from
| the   shelves,   the   best    way   to   handle
j the  boxes,  the  must  beneficial  way  to
walk and sit, the proper way tu breathe,
t,   manner  in   which   to  pile   up
oils nf drygoods—to sum up, the
way in  which  to build  up their bodies
through   attention   to   the   seemingly
minor details of thoir work.    The idea
has proved itself productive of good results.    The  firm  maintains a  homo on
the -Jersey coast where ils women clerks
are sent during the summer months to
add to their sfore nf health.   Jt is interesting   tu   note,   in   addition,   that   Ihe
firm employs a physician to keop a constant watch on the condition of its employees, tbat  it  has a  hospital  depart-
ment iu conjunction with its establishment, and that, finally, ii hires a chiropodist   whose   .sole   duty   is   to   look   out
for the care of fhe loot  of those id' its
clerks whose duties keep them constant
ly standing ur walking about  the store.
The   shop-gymnasium   movement   has
spread   throughout   the   manufacluring
districts of tho  Eastorn  States.    Athletics has come to be a valuable adjunct
to trade.   The movement hns already as
sumod considerable proportions, and the
results  make  assurance  of  that  spread
doubly sure.
he proceeded to paint
- have found eager pur
theii    intrinsic    value    as
Queen  Victoria becoming
many   of   them;   and   ar.
exhibition of his paintings a few years
igo. at ( rystal  Palace, wa- a perfectly
.mazing testimony to his skill, courage,
tnd industry.
rpITHEE of the greatest men living
JL and working today, says the London Daily .Mail, 'are without
portunity for the employment of th»
talents in the public Ber vice. These
"greatest men' are Bernard Dernburg,
Lord Kitchener, and Colonel Roosevelt.
Dernburg, we are tool, is a victim ot
elass pnde. Kitchener, of Radical
hatred of militarism, Roosevelt, ni the
easl iron system of American political
life. Kngland would have treated Derti
burg   better,   declares   this   writer:
"Had Heir I'ernburg been an Lug-
lishmau, he would have led one of the
parties in the State and won the admiration of his U'lh'W countrymen, Fur
many years the highest oflices England
has t" bestow have been held by members   i'l   the  middle claSS, '
Hut,  nn   ;| ther  hand,   if UeriU im
had  a  greut   soldier  or  organizer   liKe
Kitchener,  be  would  be  treated  batter
than the English Government is ti>v
ing  Mm:
■•Ii Germany might boast bo highly
distinguished •> citizen, Bhe would not
leave him a month without the re pou
nihility of public servioe, A foreigner
contemplating    tiie    present     slat -     of
Greut Britain might well wondei why
Lord Kitchener'.*- keen precision an l
marvelous power of organization  wore.
put to no use whatever. lie is what
most wo need in these days of uncertainty—a soldier who know- no! niere'y
how to command an army in the field,
but by what methods of discipline thai,
j army may be trained to make Ihe best
j use of it- skill and courage. Hi- uar
cer ha.- been a career of unbroken success, lie possesses in a very high degree the qualities oi command. He is
perfectly detached from tht' meaner intrigues of public life. Ilis wiy great
abilities have always been concentrated
upon his profession alone, and he \n better able to give Kngland what England
wauls than any living mau. Ami England hesitates to provide his genius
wit h its opportunity.
Mr Roosevelt is condemned to mac
tion from another cause. Ilis great
talents and strength of character are
kept from sorviug the Republic as be
has served, noil her by the intrigues
nor the ant imilitari.-m ul his fellow
countrymen. He i--. indeed, in a way,
much better oil than either I'ernburg
or  Kitchener,  ami   we   read:
"•He has for nearly eight years been
idont  of a great  Republic.   In
i tho  b(
the    I'l
accordance wilh precedent he shrank
most properly from a third term, and no
longer holding tie- highest office he can
hold none. He must be either f'aesar
or nothing. He is Caesar no longer.
There fort., in his own country at any
rate, he must content himself with
uothinguess. Par happier is ho than
either  Heir Dernburg or Kurd Kitchen
I er.    Ile sutlers from nothing worse thai!
an   inevitable   system.     The   discipline
; uf government demands that one who
has held au almosl suptemc powei
should serve no other wheu that, power
i> laid aside. 'I he day may come when
Mr. RoQSevelt, ripened by the experience of foreign travel, may resume the
duties of the Presidency, -Meanwhile,
iu a position of greater
less responsibility, he may
views concerning politics
to a sympathetic world.
The irony of the situat i
the   writer,   "lies   in   this'
"That, while .Mr. Roosevelt's enforced holiday is intelligible to all men, tier-
many i.-. aghasl at the rcrkl *«.-.o-.- of
Kngland which defers th.* appointment
of Lord Kitchener even fer an hour,
and Kngland, m revenge, fails hopelessly to .-..he the riddle of German
superstition which i-:• n di-peu- with
a   master  uf  administration because ho
Sir Wilfrid Addressing His
First Western Audience
at Winnipeg:
Vy    am
she wanted in the city, for her people
had money, I heard"; and it was a big
change out in the mountain town with
hardly any neighbors, aud Jack running long hours.
"Cook never said much about it, but
it bothered him a lot, I thought. There
were times when we'd spend a whole
day on the engine together and hi
wouldn't open his mouth. Generally he
would cheer up some when we got near
the ond of the run and he knew he
would soon be home.
"She was crazy ubout him, too, they
said. I had never spoken to her, but I
saw her every day when we wont past
the house. When she was siek, I remember, ho got a week's leave, and
they said he sat at her bed for seven
days and nights without closing his
eyes. And once he told me he thought
he'd buy a farm as soon as he could
save tho money.
"I had boon firing for him for almost
a yeai before the kid came. After that
Cook never went home at the end of a
day's run without stopping at a flowor-
shop. And the kid—well, it was a boy,
and they called it Jack junior. Cook-
was mighty proud of it, too. and he
used to tell me about tho smart things
it did, whilo wo wero waiting at stations.
'' The Cooks lived at Goron City.
They had a littlo whito cottage out
about four niles from the station, near
the road. North of tho houso half a
mile, the track, which was single in
thos-o days, ran across a short fifty-yard
trestle which spanned Tongue Creek.
On the other side of the trestle was a
rod signal-tower. Coming down the
mountain, you shot around a deep
curve and saw the tower quick ahead
of you, about five hundred yards distant. From Wolf's Nest through Goron City to Red Hill, our terminal, it
was down grade all the way. We always made groat timo over that forty
miles. Old 492 was at her best in
those days, and sho used to hump our
ton Pullmans better than a mile a
minute on the run down. That was a
long while ago, before they put yard
drivers on her.
"Just before we reached the trestle
we used to blow one loug blast—the
bridgo signal. The road rules didn't
require us to whistle for that bridge,
but we always did it because of Jack's
house; and Mrs. Cook knew when we
master <
li 'Can   you    make    up    some
Jack?' ho asked, anxiously. Coo
" 'Because,' said the station-master,
'we're going to run the next section
close—about two minutes—to make
room for number 7.'
"'Run hor as close as yon like,
Saunders,' laughed Cook, as he swung
into the cab,
"We wero pulling a dozen heavy
coaches, and I knew the job that was
cut out for me. I startod in to keep
her hot, and Jack took care of the rest.
And he knew how to do it, tun. Jt
wns a slow climb nearly all the fifty
miles to Wolf's Nest, and 1 was at the
scoop steadily, whilo Jack wheeled her.]
We were going well, and Cook hail just'
looked at his watch aud shouted that
we had made up ten minutes, when ono
uf the journals on the express-ear began to scream. Looking back, I could
see the yellow flames squirting mil of
tho box where the packing had caught
lire. We held on as long as we dared
nnd then stopped to cool it. Jf cost
the ten minutes we had gained and another one before we were going again,
and Jack glanced at his watch uneasily
Tho section, pounding up on schedule,
had cut down tho time we had gained,
and was little more-than a minute behind us, roaring along the curves in the
hills like a cyclone.
"Stepping to the gangway, L looked
back, half expecting to see her, but. a
short curve cut off my view. I didn't
have time to worry about anything except my job thou. Getting the heavy
train startod on tho grade had pounded
holes in my tire, and I had my hands
full levelling them into shape.
"I was a rag when wo roared
through Wolf's Nest at a milo a minute and struck the long slope through
Goron to Red Hill. I was dripping, aching like a malaria patient, and crazy
mad at our luck.
"Cook was looking anxiously at bis
watch. I didn't remember ever having
seen him nervous before, and he kept
shooting quick glances at the steam-
guage. I was pretty near all in, but I
fed her coal for dear life. We wero
supposed to carry 150 pounds of steam
on the old 492, "but I had hard work
holding the indicator at 140. For some
reason   sho   wasn 't   steaming  well—it
"The woman stood in the-middle of
tho track. She was looking hack over
her shoulder at a freight wheezing up
a siding on the other side. Ifor pink
dress fluttered in the soft mountain
breeze. Her light, tinny hair blow
loose about hor face, ll, was all in a
Hash—one of those pictures that stay
OH a  man 's mind forever.
"And then  f  heard Iho crash of air
as we went  by the tower, and  instinct
ively  I  caughi  the whistle-cord.   We al
ways      whistled      there-- whistled      for
.lack's  house—one  long blast.
"Tho woman heard it, tho hoarse,
familiar tone of -102. She looked up,
the dawn of a smile on her face, looked expectantly and—sinv us thundering
down upon hor. I have always thought
she did not understand, did not grasp
hor peril. I can seo hor now, standing
there as if sho was cut in marble, the
baby close in" her arms, the look of
surprise struggling wilh the fading
smile in tho wide eyes she turned up tu
Jack's window. And in t^tat instant
the whole scene went out under the
merciful loom of thc boiler, and I hoard
|the jscream of the section's whistle as
hor engineer throw the brakes close behind us.
" f. pulled myself together and
sprang to the gang-way. The trestle
had flowed beneath us. The silver
threads of track stretched ahead, shining in tho sunlight. A bit of pink cloth
fluttered from the cylinder head.
"Just beyond, a small white cottage
huddled beside thc track. The windows
were empty. The door was shut. Thero
was no one thero. Sho had started
down to the signal tower to soo what
had delayed us.
"I looked across at Jack. lie sat
stiffly in his seat, his left hand clutching tho throttle. His right arm hung
loose at his side. He was staring ahead
out of tbe open window. His face was
turned  a  little  away  from  me  and  I
hours, and on specified evening,-
the    weok,   the   employees   arc
physical training.    The women are
vided   with   a   special   Instructrea
bask"id ball    teams    during    tho    winter
mouths.      In   spring   and    summer   the
gymnasium is moved up to the roof.
In addition a football team has been
organized, and this, together with the
baseball and basketball teams, plays off
a series of games with the uther teams
composing the bu-iness athletic association known as the Commercial
Although athletic exercise in conjunc-1 Wll|l to„ »0\a  m.,,|;i| of t||l. Society
tion with  business is not insisted upon|Art9  against   hundreds  of
i irly    familiar    with    the
UUZing   feats   of   men   who   aro
handicapped by the loss of limbs,
! such   a-   the   late   Mr.   Kavanagh.   the
I Irish Jf.P., who, although he was born
| without   logs   or   anus,   was   a   'lashing
j rider to hounds, an export shot, and one
! uf the  most  adventurous  of  travellers
and explorers;  and   -Mr. <.   II,   I'nthan.
(he armless music-hall artiste, who. not
long ago, drove a trap from Shepherd's
Hush   lo   the   Hank   and   back,   holding
tho  reins  in   his toes.     But  even   more
amazing,   and   almost   incredible,   are
the  feats  of  men  who  paint  exquisite
pictures  by  holding tho  brush   in   Iheir
mouths or toes, in the pathetic absence
uf hands to paint   with.
A short time ago Sir William Rich
mond Startled a London audience by
clarim; thai there i- in Brussels an
armless artist who produces tho most
beautiful and technically corrccl paini
lugs with bis right foot alone as medium, and that there Is another artist
in Essex who does excellent work as an
C-ngravor, holding the graver in his
The pile Mr. Sidney Cooper, b'.A.
used to tell wonderful Btorios of tho
cleverness of Miss Sarah Biffon, who
was born without limbs, was exhibited
, as a freak at country fairs. She had.
however, strong artistic leaning-, ami
with incredible patiOUCO le-trio'd to
paint so cleverly, holding lor brushes
in   her teeth,  that   in   L821   she udiiallv
' expound
lit V
Springtime   again
ind song and May
From   Xeuilly  Qato  t"
J'arnas-e to Rue Ri
Springtime  again   in   I
seas   awny!
La  Chaise,
-and   I   am
•onqueriiig -an comes march
iieul h t he An-, and there,
Sharp   to   the  left,  adown   tho   B
trot t ing pair and pair;
The Tuilerios Gardens glittei
bon gay nuurrioes,
A nl   sculpl u red   Kouoloii   him
up at St, Sulpice,
Jluis, go
with rib-
tlf smile-*!
erry   with   all   th-)
very epavo
bui-ryiilg Je-e-,
faubourg and tlio Quartler brush
sboul'ders 'en lln* stive't,
And   eicewii   tho   boulevards   again   the,
tulele* chatter swings,
I'nr it  if spring in Paris, and tlie heart
cei' Paris -ciiig*.
1  know  the  lamps   will   sparkle   noon
through :,ll Un- capital,
Will light tlcc ways of dark Montmartre,
leui moBl light Place Plgollo;
Acl.   oh,   tceni^lil
Fenian tbere,
An.l i ecile ind Do
I   wonder:   Is
Bronsky, Xerii
3 and
suave A Ibcrt .'
being totally
compel it,,rs.
„'neeniill   eet  lie.
i ngi
coihlil ion.
In later days she developed marvel
Ions skill as a miniature painter, nnd
astonished ibe world of art by the
beauty aud delicacy of her work, which
was pronounced superior to Ihat nf any
of   her   rivals  who   enjoyed   the   u-e   of
by the officials of this company, the
majority of the employees have entered
into tin! movement with enthusiasm. It
is an interesting chronicle, furthermore.
that the efficiency of the great working
staff has been found to have increased
wonderfully since the "athletic alliance" has been put into practice. Tho
heads of tho various depart incuts assert j hands.
that not only has an esprit do corps Snm0 yoars ago—in ISOG—the world
been generated, but thoso of the em- was eqmillv astonished lo learn lhal
ployoos who avail themselves of the one of the most beautiful paintingi ox
athletic schedule are more fit for r.trong hibited at the Salon was the work of
work than are thoso who skip d. M.  do  Montholon,  an   artist   who  had
"Vou will find, too," says the in- no arms and only one leg, and who
struct Or, "Ihat on Thursdays, the day j painted Hie picture with the only limb
following Hie lack of gymnasium work I Nature had left him.
fur the men, the employees do nut give] M. de \fcntholou ha- a formidable
nearly the impression of alertness that rival in Mr. Bertram Ililcs, whose art-
they evidence on tho othor days." The work as designer and painter has fnr
instructor keeps his eyes on "the phytfi-1 Borne vears excited both wonder and nd
i a I condition of tho clerks not only | miration, Mr. H11 OS'8 story furnishes
during gymnasium hours, but also dur- { a remarkable example of ihe .triumph
ing   his    »funds   uf   tho    departments i of   pluck   over   difficulties   thai    might
throughout the day. Thus he is enabled to notice sagging vitality and to
suggest to the employees so affected
the remedy. The heads of the departments declare that the athletic movement perfected by the olhVials has succeeded in doubling the efficiency of the
different staffs of workers under their
immediate   charge.
| Does - oncha  Mi ndi z Biug tonight ?    Do
Dirce nnd ' 'larico
And  Knlaln* and  N'anon Blanc whirl in
the mad mnttchichol
Oh, f.e.rin;i. aud Sauchon, Julie, Celeste,
1 My   hearl    i-    boating    with    you;    my
dreams arc n M li you yot!
springtime again  in   Paris!    Laughter
and   SOIlg and   May
From  Neuill}' Gate to Pore La Chaise,
Hn ■ ■■.i-se 11, Rue Riquel!
Spring! ime   nguiu   in   Paris—and   L  am
years awny!
-Reginald \V. Kauffman, in Smart Set
IX the House of Lords, some time ig >,
Lord Crewe made a speech on a
subject which he desired to leave
a matter for open voting among hi- followers. Lord Lansdowne congratulate 1
his friend on his eloquent sj ih,
"1 have followed it." he '■aid, "with
earnest at t enl ion, not oul) on ici oi <-,'.
of the Importance of the Bubject, but
als i    account    of   the   noble   lord's
judicial attitude. I admired his earnestness and eloquence, but what impressed mo mosl was his impartiality.'1
A pause,
" Yes, until the last minute T did not
know  on   which  side  uf tho   fence   his
hnve daunted the bravest   man.       lordship was con
As a boy nf eight, just as he was bo-j
ginning to develop  a  skill  in  drawing,!
In* had the misfortune to be run over by
a  Bristol tramcar, losing both his arms.
In  spite  uf  this  terrible  calamity,   tho
boy   determined   lo   persist   in   his   art.
Hy  patient  practice  ho  found   that   he
was able to draw by  holding the pen
thousand people are employed
all over the country obtaining dally
records of tho rainfall iu their respective localities by Dr. H. IL Mill, who
directs the Hritish Rainfall Organization,  of Camden Square, London,  Eng.
your face twic
The   Patron
'Shall   I
' Ves.   if   tht
that naturally puts
he just taps them i
and down   t hey  go*;'
i  the
il  a   bit:  si
■ad lightly
OIL mamma, 1 'in to tra\el with
gar in  Egypt—the land of the
I   hieroglyphics!
ram id s
■•Well, del
you bringing
with vou.
•r I
Till,   subjoined   item
French newspaper:
'' Then- was found in the river
this morning the body ot a soldier cut
to pieces and seweil up in a sack, The
I circumstances seem tn preclude any mis-
I room  directly  overhead.    In  the  morn
I ing he complained to the hotel manager,
and asked to have the mystery cleared
I up.    A little later the manager brought
i a    foreign looking   individual,   and   introduced  bim  to tho gentleman.  "This
i is Haron   vmi  Kotclient  Sloscben,'' ex-
; plained    the   manager,   '' who   occupies
the room above yours.  Perhaps you can
I tell us, sir. what was the noise that this
! gentleman   complains   of?*'      '* Vhy,
said the baron, indignantly, "it vas the
[doctor's instrugtions. He leaf me a bot-
■ He  nf   medicine,  which  say.  'Take  the
mixture  two  nights  running,
, the third night.'   And BO I .1
1 run the first 1 wo night-, nnd
■ -kip."
. then skip
o it. I haf
last night 1
in   of   suicide."
,\ T the moment when the right of the
marking,  why Congress should  uot  fob
low   suit.     "The   House  Committee   on
Interstate    Commerce,"    declares    the
New  Vork  American, '".should report a
bill  prohibiting  ihe  interstate trade in
matches made by a process thut Tortures'
men to cheapen ihe cheapest of manufactured   commodities."     A   somewhat ■
sensational explanation of the fact that
Congress has not yet faced this problem
is offered by the Chicago Daily Socialist, |
which declares that plain bribery is the |
secret  of Congressional inaclion.
The recent bulletin of the Bureau of
Labor on phosphorus poisoning iu tbe
match industry is the result of a joint
investigation by agents of the Bureau
and Dr. John !'■. Andrews, secretary of
ihe American Association
Legislation. The bulletin
that a harmless substitute for the dead
ly white phosphorus is ''commercially
practicable"  ami  "readily  available,"
AT a recent meeting of the Matinee
t'lub at. Goshen, X.V., the president handed out to all the drivers,
professional and amateur, handsome
silk or satin jackets and caps and ho
drove himself in costume. Due of the
conditions of the famous "Tavern
Steak" race at Cleveland, in which
only amateurs cau drive, is that, ihe
drivers must all be appropriately eOB-
tinned iu colors. We also note with
pleasure     that     even     some     half mil'
for    Labor | trucks in  Ohio have  taken  up tho
points   out ; ject and will provide costumes and
awfully sorry 1 knocked you down
—hope   you   area't   hurt.       Now,
what can   L  give   vou .'''
Yokel:  ""Well, zur, how much do   'ee
goner'ly give '.''
RS, NEWLY:  " Do
new hat. dearest .
Newly: '' Yeats
it '.«
L   I).
on  like  iii
all right,
ught   it  c
was during tin
X     Ireland     that
erit icising the
treating   absentee
tn   Archbishop   By
■•Why,   it    looks   v
sou   i-   ren
ParneU agitation in
an     anti t'arnellite.
way-  of tenants  in
landlords,   exclaimed
au    of    Philadelphia:
ery   much   like   troa
ame   the   answer   in   the
best brogue:  "Sure, troa-
when   t here's   an   absent
mally do.
of mo-
111.1 . ■■ I -e gwiue to :>
J    tonight,  Miss Sally.'
- prize part}
Miss   bally:
take for a  present.''
Lily:     -Well,    we
takin'   no   present,
want to s'prize   'em
■What    will
1JOLICK.MAN   (to thief
a     window     bv     ai
■• What,
Thief: '' I  was trying t
or two.
Policeman: " Apples in
imbing into
n apple tree);
loiug    up    that
gotten ihat.
A N Md
l\. walk
friend if he
"No sir,
cun not do ;
around the
around and
' Excus
sir—I   had   for
I K young evangelist with
dour was relieving himself
mentous thoughts.
"The Being that filled with surging
seas the vast caverns of the oceans,"
he proclaimed, "also hold- iu aerial
-u-peiise the aggregations of tiny drops
that give to each wondering eye the
marvelous spectacle of a separate rain
bow. The Omnipotence that made ine
made  a   daisy."
gen i le in an accustomed to
around St. James's Lark-
day, was once asked by a
still took his usual walk.
replied the old man, *'l
s much now. I can not. get
park. 1 only go halfway
back  again."
rnHERE came  to t
X      iu   Tennessee
family   in   the
The   proud   father  I
e  home  ol
n   additio
shape  of
ile.I  the
•a.l and
man,  wd
in  to see them,  Thi
Irishman,  seemed  greatly   interested
the infants as ho looked them over, ly
ing in a row before him.
a  negro
to the
first  man
vsked him
t was an
oes v
-pointing ti
I think I'd s
sked   tho
in   flu
ive that one.
an hereditary possession.
of Ihe family, Mr, Francis
Baring, was a most remarkable man.
Uo came from Germany to London toward.- tho end of the eighteenth century, and started in business as a banker. A fow years after his arrival here
he became stone-deaf, but the affliction
did not interfere with the prosecution
of   his  enterprise.
lie was a man nol only of great ability, but of indomitable courage ami per-
severance, and in his own lifetime built
up one of the most important financial
businesses in Ihe country. He wa-
created a baronet; his son went into
politics, became president of Ihe Board
of Trade, and afterwards ambassador
io the United siutes. uml was created
Lord   Ashburton.
The   three  grandsons   of   the   founder
uf this remarkable family have all been
created peers—viz.. Lord Cromer, Lord
kevelstoke, and Lord Nortbbrook.    The
achievements   of   these    are    too    well
known to need recapitulation here, but
it  might  bo mentioned that  Lord Kevelstoke   is  a   personal   friend    of
George   and    his   majesty's   advi
financial affairs.
In  the distinguished Irish   family of
| Plunkett,   brains  are  decidedly   heredi-
veler,    driving tary.    'fhe  first Lord Plunkett  was a
from  town  to town   through  the  barrister whom  .Mr. (Hadstoue declared
pine   woods   of   Florida,   saw   a  to be tho most eloquent orator lie over
Irove    of    emaciated    razorbaek    hogs1 listened to. Lord Plunkett's sou became
rushing  wildly  from  tree  to  tree.    He | Bishop   uf   Tnam,   one   grandson   Archbishop   of   Dublin,   and   another   Lord
Rath more.
hereditary legislator is being call-1 au'1 lIiat man) ni our manufacturers
ed iu question, it is interesting to' wouId welcome legislation making the
-ume of tho great families who ! "*■« ot ""* slightly more expensive sub-
•ortaiulv inherited the talents aud  stance compulsory.    Lu the absence of
brains   of  their  ancestors. \such legislation, however, "competition
Jn the case of the Daring family, for   '* B0 keon thai a  single manufacturer
example,   distinguished   ability   is, 4>e-1 can not pla
yond   doubt,
The founder
for the drivers
iml see
that tbey wea
them.     It   need
be said  that   i
Kurope  all   the
have   to   be   i
colors   and   in
knee   breech*
advantage with ms
To quote briefly fr
marv of the results
il  a  natural dis
ivals in business,
in  the official sum-
of the inquiry:
ANOTHER Btory credited to th.
Justice  Brewer has it that
he was judge iii  a  minor court he1
was  presiding at the trial  of a   wife's
suit   for   separation   and   alimony.   The
defendant acknowledged that he hadn't)
spoken   to   his  wife   iu   five  years,
Judge Brewer put in a question.
■' What    explanation   have   you,"
asked   severely.   '' for   not   speaking
your wife in five years?1'
"Your Honor/' replied the husband,
" I  didn't like to interrupt
"Detailed investigation in the fifteen
factories showed that 05 per cent, were
working under conditions exposing them
to the fumes of phosphorus and the
dangers of phosphorus poisoning. The
women and children are much more exposed than the men. Ninety live per
cent, fit* the women and Nil por cent, of
the children under Id years id' age are
so exposed. The 1 ."i factories investigated, according to stat em enl s by th
manufacturers, employed 8,591 persons,
of whom 2,024 wore men, a nd 1,253
were women lli years of ago and over.
Children under ifl numbered oil 121
ml 193 girls.
' * The company
rights for the 'us.
phosphorus iu if
matches in Amen
article to be a remedy for t
iug   trouble in manufucturin
wning   t he    [latent
of   sesquisullid    of
manufacture     ot'
.    'believing    this
has   ex
the kidi
King I permit
•r   Sfphospl
COMMERCIAL   travele
Wo young ladies boarded a crowded
X tram car and were obliged to
stand, "no of them, to steady herself, took hold of what she supposed
was her friend'- hand, They had stood
Thus for some time, when, on looking
down, she discovered that she was hold
ing a man's hand. Greatly embarrassed
she exclaimed:—-
"Oh, I've got the  wrung hand!"
Whereupon   the   man,   with   a   smile
stretched forth his other hand, saying;
•' Here   is  the   other  one,   miss.''
halted at the palings of a "cracker's'
home, and asked a woman in a sunbon-
net what was the matter with the
"Well, you see," the woman explain-i
od, "my <dd man i.s deaf and dumb, and I
whon   ho   wanted   to   call   the   hogs   to)
their   swill   ho   learned   them   to   come
when he tapped on ono of the trees. It
worked   all   right  when   thoy   first   got I
learned,  but  now them  woodpeckers is j
mnkii.'  the   poor things  run their legs  Lord
off. " : went
Dunbar Plunkett, Barton, who became   solicitor-general   for   Ireland   in
1898, and since has been raised to the
Irish bench, is a nephew of Lord Bath-
more; ho had a brilliant career at Oxford, and is one of the vory few meu
who   wero   twice   president   of   the   Oxford Union.
Sir Gonyngham Greene, a nephew of
Rathmore   on   his   mother's   side,
into    diplomacy,    and    achieved
.'   phosphorus   necrosis,'
1 (in writing) ils willingness to
the   use   of   the   sesquisullid   of
torus by other match man uf aeon   equal   terms,   if   the   uso   of
phosphorus is prohibited by law.
f white
• serious,"'
tigators add to thoir report
of Europe's experience with
nly player iu the
league who ever
play unassisted,
men iu oue play,
major baseball
made a t ripio
that is, pul out thro.
is convinced that women are more intelligent than men, but is equally convinced that tnoy do not understand baseball. Accordingly, when ho talks baseball to a woman, he adopts a light,
facetious tone.
"A woman once said to me,"—he
tells the storv—" 'I love baseball, Mr.
Ball. I love especially t-> watch the
man at tho bat. If, is so cute, too, the
way he keeps hitting the ground gently
with the bat's end. Why docs ho do
that, though?1 "
■ "Well, you see, Madam," I said,
"the worms havo an annoying habit of
coming   up   to   see   who's   batting,   and
owe about three thousand
francs,'' said a Parisian grocer to
his shopman. " Ves, sir."
havo two thousand francs in the safe,
but tho shop is empty; 1 think it is the
right moment to fail." "That's just
what T think." "Hut, I want a plausible pretext for my creditors. You have
plenty of brains; think the matter over
tonight nnd tomorrow morning.'' The
clerk promised to think it carefully
over. On entering tho shop next morning, the grocer found the safe open, the
money gone, and in its place a note,
which ran as follows: "I have taken
tho two thousand francs, and am off
to America. It is the best excuse you
can give to vour creditors."
'I'hc transition from winter's cold to
Bummer's houl frequently puis a Btrain
upon tht* system tbat produces internal
complications, always painful and often
serious. A common form eef disorder is
dysentery, to which many are prone in
the spring anel summer. The very best
medicine ice use in subduing this painful
ailment is Ur. .1. 1). Kollogg's
Dysentery Cordial, It is a standard remedy, sol'l everywhere.
MURPHY, her head swathed
in bandages, stood in the witness*
box.    Her husband, Patrick Mur
phv,  iipied  the prisoner's dock', and
the charge was that he had brutally assaulted the lady whom he .ought to
hnve loved. ,eut -Mrs. Murphy was not
tin* woman to say a word against her
husband. .She insisted that he was thc
embodiment of all the* virtues, and accounted for her bruises as tbe result of
"pure accidents." "Now, look here,"
said tho magistrate, angrily, "I must
remind you that this is a court of law,
and that perjury is a criminal offense.
He careful what* yon say. Who was it
tbat bit your ear in such a shocking
manner?" The poor creature hesitated
for a moment—it appeared that wifely
loyalty was about Ice succumb—then
she smiled reassuringly at the man in
the dock. "Please, sir," she faltered,
" [—I bit  it myself."
' a French inn a guest was greatly
disturbed one night; by a series of
incessant jumps and bum pings
appeared    to    proceed    from    the
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considerable success; whilst his brother.
Mr. Plunketl Greene, attained fame
long since on the concert platform.
' There are several families whoso
names are famous in the annals of the
navy; for example, the Ansons and
Fremuntles. but none, perhaps, have produced so many distinguished sailors ns
the Keppel family. There was a Kep
pel present at most of our groat naval
battles during tho past 200 years. A
story is told of one of the family, a
vory delicate boy, who. iu order to get
his way nnd become a sailor, ran awny
from his home aud went ns ship/s boy
on ;i   man of war.
Mc was shortly afterwards sent back
to his home, but ran nway again to sea.
Eventually, ho was allowed tu have his
own wuy and became a middy, but only
lived to serve his country for two yenrs.
The lute sir Henry Keppel was. of
course, admiral of the (loot, and Rear-
Admiral Sir Richard Colin Keppel uud
Roai-Admiral Leicester Keppel have
served their country with tbe gallantry
nnd distinction becoming their famous
An article on hereditary talents would
certainly bo incomplete without men
tion of the Cecil family. It would bo
difficult to find a Cecil who had failed,
uud superfluous to enumerate the distinguished members of tbat famous
Mr.'  I\  M.  Batfour, a brother of Mr.
Arthur   Balfour,   is   probably   now   forgotten   by   most   people;   he   was   killed
nigh twenty years ago  in  an  accident
on tho Alps, but he had then achieved
u wide reputation as a famous embryo
legist,  und,  had   ho  lived,  would   have
certainly  sustained   in   a   high   degree
the intellectual reputation of his family.
Tho   Rothchilds'    genius    for   finance
has   undoubtedly   descended    from    the
founder  of the  family  to  his  descendants,  and  the  one  maxim   nf  tlio groat
financier has boon always observed by
them,    "Preserve in nil business matters    absolute    unity,''    was    Nathan
Rothschild*s   persistent, advice   to  his
i sons, and it has been kept by tho heads
I of tho groat financial house in all their
I transactions.     It   is  absolutely   certain
■ that if a  Rothschild in Vienna or Paris,
, for example, snys *' N'o,"  nowhere else
; will    n     Rothschild    be   found   t.i   sny
"Yes"   in   connection   with   the   sumo
j business.
Tho Lyttelton family has not, per
| haps, a genius, but for generations the
members ot' it huve filled high positions
with conspicuous success. Of the pro-
sent representatives of the family, the
sons of thi- late Lord Lyttelton, one is
a general, □ not hor bus been a cabinet
minister, and *■■ third is head master of
All manufacturers of matches would
thus bc put upon equal terms. Two
uther large manufacturers of matches
— one in Ohio and on in Pennsylvania—
have also stilted that they would be
glad tu conform with any uniform law
ou the subject. As no expensive
changes in factory equipment would
be culled for. nnd as no one company
would have au advantage over UU Other,
the obstacles in the way of the prohibition of the use of white phosphorus
do not appear to
The inve
a summary
phosphorus necrosis. From this summary wo learn thai nil efforts to safeguard by rides and regulations the
workers with white phosphorus proved
su inadequate that, one country after
another put a ban upon tho use of this
substance in the match industry. Fin-
hind was the lirst country to take this
step, the prohibition going info effect
in 1872, Denmark followed this lead
two yenrs later. Prance in ISO?, Switzerland iu 180S, the Netherlands in
1001, Italy and Germany in 1906, Great
Britain iii 1908, fell into line. In Austria. Hungary, Norway, Sweden. Spain,
und Russia the same stop is under consideration, and in the meantime the use
nf white phosphorus is hedged around
with many d rustic restrictions. To
quote once more from the bulletin:
"It. has already been said that conditions in recent years have been greatly
id by the introduction ot mod-
thoiis of ventilation to carry
uwny the phosphorus fumes, by modern
improved machinery bringing tho worker less in contact with tho phosphorus,
uud by better lavatory facilities fur removing particles of phosphorus from
the hands and mouths of the workers,
But wherever special study has been
made (tf phosphorus-poisoning, the mai
ady hns been found to exist in serious
form. 11 hus existed, moreover, year
after your, iu some factories during all
of the pnst generation, and in spite of
modern attempts on the part of the
most intelligent and humane employers
to minimize and regulate, it still exists
and claims its victims une by one.
When everything is considered, it appears almosl criminal po permit longer
the use nf a poison for which there is
a harmless substitute.*'
land toj. boots. We think the latter
unnecessary, but the colored jackets
and caps nre both useful aud ornamental. Half the glamor and popularity of
the running trui-k with th-e fair sex was
caused by tho pretty, picturesque color
effects of the jockeys' jackets and caps.
Krom the useful standpoint, the average
race goer who is not conversant with
tho personality of either the horses or
thc drivers can al uiu-o identify them
by the colors which, of course, will bo
duly printed on the score curd. It may
be said that numbers on the arms effect the sume object. Thoy only do so
at the start and the finish. ' A short dis
tance from the grand stand it is impossible to see Ihe numbers, but the colors
'•an be seen at all points of the track.
It is this ability for a crowd of from
10,0(M» to 50.000 people at a running
truck tn intelligently follow a race
which gave it much of its popularity,
while on a trotting track tho majority
of the spectators could not note intelligently the progress of a race.
That is not going to bo the case in
the future. The leading men at the
helm of trotting affairs nre wide awake
to the fact that there is a grand opportunity to make trotting sport popular
in the great cities and that to do so
thoy'must make trotting as quick and
punctual as tho running races were and
with just ns much color. Lexington has
solved the question and even tho stable
attendants must be clothed in neat
white suits which the association provides. We all recollect the unsightly
line of swipes with buckets, sponges
and blankets which used to make the
home stretch hideous. That no longer
exists at Lexington. It need hardly bo
said that New York and Boston will
both be in line with Cleveland and Lexington with these associations in the
lead, the intluonce of example will bc
so powerful-that secretaries will quickly fall Into lino.
When we have got our actors dressed
appropriately we had bettor look after
our scenery, which is often sadly neglected. The grand stand, however
small, should be perfectly clean. The
fences of the track and grounds in good
order, and wherever paint or whitewash
can be used to advantage it should be
done so that, while fresh and bright, it
will be thoroughly dry before the meeting is due. Then there is the infield. It
affords a hundred possibilities to please
the eye. Lawns, bods of flowers, ponds
and fountains. It does not need a landscape gardener at a big fee; any man or
woman who understands (lowers and
lawns, plants and small bushes can with
a little unskilled labor make the infield
of any half mile or milo track a pleasant park, or picnic ground and a source
of healthful joy, not only during a
meeting but through tho entire season
to the members and their friends, who
would bring their wives, sisters, cou
sins and aunts, and where the ladies
like to go the men will. Half the secret
of the popularity of thoroughbred racing was that it was popular with the
fair sex. It appealed to their sense of
the spectacular. Make our trotting
trucks equally attractive and the crowd
will come. There should bo a mandatory rule that when a man makes an entry, he should also state the colors of
his stable.
ario; draws up the list of characters,
and then retires to some secluded spot
in Kngland or Prance to write. To
write in London he finds impossible; the
distractions are too many; and. paradoxical as it may seem, he finds that
the quietest places to work in nre
id." h.
vants U
In a pri
i you want to work at an ho-
says.  "you  cau  got   the  ser-
see that you are not disturbed.
ate house this is not so easy. "
at work on a play Mr. Jones
s regularly at 0.30, and, after a light
tkfast, works till ten or so. Then he
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takes a walk or a drive, and spends the
afternoon dreaming over the next day's
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NOT only is phoa
'li'Se'l ilic'.l    ill   il
sphorus necrosis, as
let   teeivenillle'lit
bulletin,   cine*   cef   tile*   must   liieli'cuis
ed'   Ihe'   VnrioUS   el i n**;l*s,*s   associated   with
-ejec'e-ilic* industries, but it seems to have
tlie1 further distinction eef being entirely
unnecessary, since ;c simple :i*-1 nf Iryis
hiliceii can wi|ec! it, cmt. cif existence. Be*
cnuBO "white phosphorus"—which is :i
trifle cheaper than any known substitute—ia still used in our match factories, the* men, women, unci children em
ployod there are ex|ieeseel tu ,-c form of
|eeei^i,iiii|M which rots uwny the bonos uf
the* jaw unci, ill the* wierels cif 1hp Chicago Daily Socialist, transforms them
into "disfigured wrecks cef humanity
suffering nil tin* tortures uf the* old or
| thodox  hell.''    Experience  lias shown,
j i rding tee the report uf Government
iuvcStigators, thut. whilo the risks con-
| nectcd with tlie industrial use uf while
phosphorus hnve been i-neliieed lev vari-i,,   ., . ■ ,       ...
, - statistics presents with
ecus precautionary devices in our more   <•„„. ,e.( ',,     ^,
modern   factories,   the   only   adequate'faet that the Frenc
I -safeguard   i-=  legislation   forbidding the
use   of   this   poison.      The   lesson   was
learned  some time ago by  Ibe leading
countries of Europe, which have now
| banished  white  phosphorus  from  their
j match   factories,  and   with   it.*the  hor-
: riide phosphorus necrosis.   There i
I reason, a mini ber of our papers are re
EFERENCES to the fact that the
population in France is decreasing
;ue nut infrequent, and probably
allusion is seldom made to the subject
of "race suicide" without occasioning
at least sonic thought of France. Hut,
as :i mutter uf fact, the French birth
rate .still exceeds the death rate. The
official figures for the year 1909, which
have jusl been published in Paris, are]
of considerable interest, since added toj
them is :i siiiily uf conditions which uf
feet tin* problem,
The actual excess of births over
deaths in l!)ni) was 13,42-4, compared
with 40,400 in 1908, This diminution
uf the margin is reported as due oue
tliird to ;in increase iu tlie number of
.tenths, and two-thirds tu n decreaso in
tin' number <<i births. Por ihe five-
year period from J904 to .1908, the aver-
age niinu;iri'\)'i'ss of births over deaths
was 29,469] su thut it is plain that the
figures fur l.)ii!i indicate a falling oil",
try considerable if regarded
ace to that average as the
in reality, says the Journal
the increase of the population of Prance grows loss and less, in
spite of fluctuations] und the country is
"tending constantly toward depopulation.
Tho statistics show that in the proportion of marriages to tho population,
France can claim to more than hold her I
own with the other countries of Kurope.
The European countries iu which marriage is most fiicquent, are Bulgaria,
Servla and Hungary, the average number of the newly married being 204 and
207 for each 1,000 of the inhabitants.
lu Ffance the average is 165, which, it I
i-* stated, enables France to figure fairly well in comparison with Switzerland,
England, nnd Austria, and actually to i
surpass Holland, Ttnly, Portugal,' and
all t hi* Scandinavian nations. Nor on
this point does flermany surpass France
by more thnn ;i very small margin, tbe
figure for the Kaiser's realm being
only 1U-. This form of comparison.
token in connection with the birth rate
new force  the
ict that, the French are today a race
f small families.
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at re, is one of the first of our leading
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stage. As the result of long experience
in play-writing, Mr. Jones lias now a
definite   system  of  composition.
The idea, or plot, always comes first,
of course; and this, he says, could gen-
erally be set down on a piece of paper
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VOL. 1
No. 38
The Kind that Mother
Used to Make
Her smiles? Ah, thoy aro mighty sweetl
They fill my days with BUD and shine,
They gild the paths before my foot.
With glory golden und divine.
They fill me with ambitions fair
For tasks immortals undertake,
And  spur me ever on, for they're
Tho kind that Mother used to make.
Her  eyes?    Ah, they are deeply blue.
How I rejoice to watch their light
As they flash out on care and rue
And drive all worry out of sight!
And when she uses them—ah mol—
To stir me, how my pulses quake,
For they're again the kind, you see,
The kind that Mother used to make!
Her cooking?   Ah, what genius lies
Behind each culinary schemel
Such rabbits rare, such pumpkin  pies,
Each dish a sweetly dainty dream.
It matters not what she may do,
Whatever she shall mix or bake,
There is not ono unequal to
Tho kind that Mother used to make.
And when nt night, returning late,
From     business     cares—and     other
I find her waiting at the gate,
Or upstairs, full of murmurings,
I think of many a bygone day,
And how my daddy used to shake,
For hor remarks are, sad to say,
The kind that Mother used to make I
But, never mind, there is a charm
Which puts all railing to the rout,
Initiates a  peaceful calm,
Gives peaco within, and peace without.
And  when  rebukes  like  Mother  made
Assail the ear, both near and far,
Just crawl outside—invoke the aid
Of one ten-cent BUCK-EYE cigar.
P.S.—ln the midst of misfortune, when all seems
lost, never despair. There is still the BUCK-EYE
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IN Paris a few of tne leading costumers are advocating ior
evening gowns a skirt which either just touches ur just
escapes the ground buck uud front alike. Among Aineri
1 can women, however, this fad never proves popular, nnd the
i gowns imported here have all been modified in this respect
! with an eye for American trade. For the young girl ;i ball ,
! dress which reaches the tloor all around, but has no train to
1 interfere with dancing, is pretty and becoming, but nfter
! her first year or two "out" Bhfl "'ill not care for this style:
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The fashions of tbe moment  ore most  confusing.    One of
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geratedly narrow skirt, while the next one, which al
way  i« delightfully smart, will show  a  ...
skirt really quite full ubout the hips and not caught iu at nil |
at the knees or ankles. Which style to credit and adopt is j
the question.
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ONE uf the briefest and no doubt one
of tho most sincere addresses over
delivered on the Subject of capital punishment wns mnde in Worcester
County, Massachusetts, mure than two
generations ago,
A notorious character by the name
of Charley .lames, standing on the gallows with the noose properly adjusted
was asked before the cap was drawn
over his fare if lie would like to say a
few words.
"Ladies and gentlemen—beg pardon,
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tal punishment.
Blue and Gold Brocade and Lace Gown
Evening frocks aro more lixed than any other department
I of dress, In the majority of the smart ball and dinner gowns
the waist line is somewhat high and round, the skirt suggests
more fulness than it really possesses and in most models
there is an overskirt which holds in the satin underdress.
Occasionally, instead of the foundation being fairly wide and
thc overdress of net or chiffon narrow, the reverse is seen,
a narrow underskirt hanging very straight, having a tunic
above which is almost full.
No matter how simple the bodice, the lower part of the
gown must give an effect of considerable adornment.    A. soft
clinging charmeuse may have a bodice formed only of soft
folds of lace forming waist and sleeves alike, but from the
i high belt to tho wide, plain band at the hem the satin is a
j mass of lines! crystal embroidery just visible through a deep
| overskirt or tunic of lace.    To hold the lace down and keep
I tlie clinging lines of the model tlie lace is bordered with a
] band of the satin embroidered as the underskirt.
While  the  gowns  of the  present  moment   arc  all  much
: trimmed, waist and skirt alike, it is the soft shrouded effect
| given by the chill'on or lace draping which is so attractive
; and so decidedly a feature this year.    With heavy materials
i it is a mistake to attempt the chiffon draping, but in the de-
j lightl'ully sot"t and  supple satins and  silks that have been
evolved  by the  manufacturers at  Dame Fashion's demand
i it would be difficult to arrive at results that were uot good.
I All fashions, but especially those relating to evening gowns,
j require clever adapting to suit the individual figure,   The so-
' called  heart-shaped cut of the decolletage is just ns pretty
| if there is a small V of net or lace inserted, should a square
I cut neck be more becoming than the pointed.    Tlie armless
sleeve or wide mandarin arm hole can also be modified and
■ suggested  more  in  the  manipulation  of  the  trimming than
: actually worked out in the sleeve  itself.    Then, again, if a
[ narrow shoulder line is not becoming, or if one  is blessed
! with a sloping instead of a square shoulder, the effect can
: always bc obtained by placing a narrow ruffle at the top of
1 the sleeve or at the place where tne top of the sleeve would
be ordinarily.    In regard to the waist line, an imperceptible
j dip in the centre of the front and a scarcely noticeable nar-
' rowing of the belt just under the arms will do much to make
i the waist look small and round.    If, again, the waist is short
beyond the average the true waist line should be retained,
j but if exceptionally long the Empire style can be carried out
with great success.    If thc hips are so flat as to arouse the
j envy of all  womankind, then  there can be  real  fulness  in
i both underskirt and overdress as well.    But if tlie figure can- j
I not boast  of this much to be desired quality, then the gown i
Itself  must  be  most carefully   fitted  at   the  waist  line  and j
about tlie hips, and  just a  little shirring permitted   In   the
I very soft chiffon or marquisette overdress.    Still another important item  is in regard to the effect of height to be obtained.     A  tall  woman  can  stand  n   sharp line   about   the
knees, but this is bound to cat the figure, and if it is desired
to give height this line must be placed lower down  on the
skirt and must  not be too striking in  color.    A long skirt
will always give height where a short skirt will shorten the
figure.   Only the softest net or lace must be used for an overskirt or for purposes nf draping.    The chances that a stiff
net will lose its body after a few wearings and fall in graceful, clinging lines are doubtful.    And  with a naturally stiff
net there.,is not much hope of really fitting it to the fashions
of today.
Softest satin and silk combined with chiffon, voile de soie
or lace arc indescribably charming, and one never tires of the
different changes  that  can be  rung ou  the  original  model.
In pale pinkish mauve satin is a  most charming gown; tlie
skirt wider than  any model as yet exhibited, the overskirt1
of pleated chiffon of the same color is most exquisitely embroidered  in   silk  flowers  of  different  shades  of  mauve;   ai
wide belt and the upper part of the waist and the sleeves
are of thc same embroidery, but otherwise the effect of the '
gown is charmingly simple.    The same model copied in pink |
is also most satisfactory, and in pale blue, with blue mauve;
morning glories, is an exquisite piece of coloring.
A most elaborate style of evening gowu is also of chiffon j
and satin, hut so elaborate and costly that all effect of dainti-!
ness is lacking.    An immensely wide belt or girdle of heavily
brocaded silk is  most novel  iu  design, and   while   a   inost i
trying fashion  for a stout figure is extremely becoming to
any one who is slender and has a small waist.    Oriental in
coloring is the  heavy silk  embroidery  worked  on  black  or
blue, while the rich white lace at the top of the waist makes
the model becoming, no matter what the color of the Town
It is rather a heavy looking gown, or would be if any heavy
fabric were used, but voile de soie, chiffon or any transparent
fabric, such as is popular this season, never looks heavy nud
thick like silk or satin.
Grey is an uuusnal color fur an evening gown, but is smart
this summer, and when becoming is immensely so; a most at
tractive design is of the finest silver grey silk tulle with fas
cinating embroidery of silvj** and paillette.-. An odd effect
is given by the band of velvet around the hem of the skirt
und also on the waist when in front il ifi finished with a
double velvet bow; the lining is of a deeper shade of silver
grey satin that contrast? perfectly witli the blue velvet
ribbon. Tulle gowns an- most appropriate to the summer
season and are more and more popular all the time, but the
colored tulles are thought much smarter than white. When
white is chosen almost invariably there is tin; colored lining
tc give some tone of color.
Brocade seems more appropriate fur winter than summer,
but this seasun brocade evening gowns are most popular and
iu coloring and design are certainly delightfully effective.
Embroidered net tunics over brocade make the smartest uf
dinner gowns and the embroidered lace nets are exquisite
iu design. A gown of blue and gold brocade has a tunic am)
waist of figured lace embroidered in gold and tiie effect of
this over the brocade is most exquisite iu coloring. And the
lines of the gowu are so delightfully simple and in such
contrast to the elaborate design of the material and the lace
that the model has proved oue of the most popular of tlie
whole season.
There is more than a hint uf the classic iu some uf the
newest evening guwns, of white voile de soie or chiffon with
band of gold embroidery. Soft draped effect- of the transparent fabrics over tne still" heavy satin skirts, embroidered
with Empire wreaths are fascinatingly picturesque and novel.,
even if not invariably becoming.
When making gowns which are In be held in around  the
ankles with a bam! ur scarf it should be remembered that i
the   idea   uf  the   fashion   necessitates   a   very   narrow   skirt
around the foot and that all effect will be lost unless the band
really holds in the skirt.   A number uf gowns have appeared j
since this model became popular in  which I lie band around!
the ankles was hardly at all narrower than the skirt and al
though much mure comforlable to walk  in. the skirl "ut lerly
lacked style.   If une does not wish tho discomfort of walking!
in a  narrow skirt it is far better tu chouse another model.
Two yards around the foot is given us the proper width fnr j
une uf these tied in skirts, but this is for an ordinarily stout
figure.    An excessively slender figure requires that the band I
hold the skirt iu to a still smaller circumference.    One and'
three-quarter yards is the greatest width which a very slender
figure  requires fur the skirt  at the ankles in  one of these
tied in models.    Still narrower skirts are seen in which the
band  is given  additional  width  by  an  adroit arrangement
uf pleats, one pleat in  the middle of the buck nr un each
side.    The band is excessively narrow at  the top, but  when
the wearer walks the pleats, which are held together by buttons, open sn that a little more space is afforded.    This sort
of  band  is,  however,  rather  ton  complicated  an   affair   for
manipulation by the home dresmaker.
Many gowns now worn to the play are cut I'xtreme'.v decollete while some have the neck and arms covered with a
very sheer guimpe and long tight sleeves of tuTle or very
transparent chiffon, usually of flesh color, A few small
women are seen wearing hats with collarless and even very
decollete gowns. Usually the hats are large, and all are
worn down over the face, the modish woman * .quettishly
hiding half of her face in the depths of her huge Int.
AT a time when the public were hearing a great deal of
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THE   MOST   DANGEROUS   ANIMAL| Tha  cotton   boll-weevil,   which   cecriwel       Protect the child from the ravages ol
IN THE WORLD in  Texas from  Mexico,  lens  e-,est   that worms l.y using Mother Graves   Worm
li.   DANIEL D.  JACKSON   thels,-'tl' over tw0 ■""'  °  lia"   million  a  Exterminator. ■■..■<.■•■ i
New   York   Municipal   bacteri
eelei^iect,  contributes a   v*ery  in
-d ii- re
In an ordinary year the Hessian flv "auucU j_ue m
causes a lo*s to tils w«_aj crop ol tin- H lii» thus.
United States estimated ai four mil
lion--, sterling per annum. They hav.
dicovered, however, a winged midgel
which being imported and colonized,
ucceeiled  in  destroying  the  larvae ofl
succeeded in destroying tne larvae o
tlie Hessian fly, Mr. Adams suggested
that wherever a. parasite is discovered
which is no use in the locality tt- which
it belongs, an inquiry should be made
as in where it   is needed elsewhere,
The parasite tor the house fly hus not
vet been discovered. It' a parasite
could l>e fouud thai eould kill out the
house-fly nnd tlie mosquito, Mr. Adams
estimates that sixty million-* sterling
would nol be an over estimate of tlie
consequent saving in human life and
earning power, pins the iucreased value
of real .'state.
te resting article to the "American Review of Reviows" upon tin' disease-
carrying house-fly, which, he declares,
is one of the most dangerous pests in
the world. After reading his article
and a companion paper that appears in
the ''American .Magazine,'' by Samuel
Hopkins Adams, on Injurious insects,
we must almost come to believe that
Xero, instead of being gibbeted for
killing (lies when he was a boy, ought
to have been canonized,
Mr. Adams declares that while the
mosquito alone kills more than une
thousand people annually in ihe United
States, and seriously impairs the health
of three million more, this lethal record
is far eclipsed by the slaughter done by
the common house-fly in propagating
typhoid and tuberculosis. Mr. Jackson
says the chief specialties uf the house
My are now known to be the trausmis
sion of intestinal diseases, typhoid fever, cholera and diarrhoea. Bul it also
may   very   possibly   carry   tuberculosis,I __ „
anthrax,   diphtheria,   opthalmiii,   -mall i -.,■*-«-,.*   _♦. -.,*,
pox, and swine fever. °-UEEN  MAEY
The amount eel' bacteria that cue fly TN tin- "Lady's Realm" "An Eu^
can carry varies from -u<> tee (3,0110,000,1 ■■• lishwoman" writes Prom what is
and tlie* rapidity witli which thoy ne-
cumulate I.:,,-1*• t-isi is phenomena']. Flies
bave leeecn captured und cleaned, anel
then ulleewceel to w.-ill, cevcr infected matter, and one My captured in New Vnrk
last summer was found tee he carrying
in liis mouth .'end ecu liis logs over Inn.
ouo fecal bacteria.
Regarded in the ligbl nl' recent knowledge, says Mr. Jackson, tin* llv is more
dangerous thun the tiger cer the cobra,
and may ensile lee e-hcsseil lice world
(ever us the incest elnuyerceiis nniuial cm
earth. It is cine cef tin* chief agents in.
the .s|,reuej eel' Asiatic- cholera, and is H
largely responsible ten tlie infection ,,i
milk with typhoid fever germs. Mi.
.laekseen   calculates   that   diseases   trails
mitted through the agency ef the* hunse
fly c-nl sheert the* average span cif life in
the United States lev at leasl twee vcai>.
year  t'w  the   lasl   fifteen   years.    They  and ye*ars .el  us
are lighting them at present  by tin- in    putation.
trijiliieticin cef tin- Ichneumon llv, which — .
has  killed   "IT  from   fifty   tec   sixty   per;,
cent, of the destructive weevil. leg   the   hearing  of   applications,   ami
handed tb*' magistrate a stampm] pftpojf
Sir:—] boy to state thc following
tew lines ler your I,Midship'.- inform*
at ion, ami trusl JOll will be pleased to
grant an order to have my wretched
life sacrificed before our Goddess Kali
Matta for ihe benefit of the Government, and ulso 1'"'" the, people of Jlimbr
Stan. I understand that the comet
which is appearing every Wight in the
heavens i- a very bad si^n for the human bodiet. i-i the world. Under ihe
circumstances I hope you will kindly
take the matter under consideration and
justice. I am in all respects prepared
lo satisfy yuu with the answers i»l my
questions regarding this unit ter. what ■
ever your worship will be pleased to ask
my intention for being the victim. Ap
ulogi/.ia- for the intrusion, 1 have the
honor  t"   be.  -ir,   your  most   obedient
V 111
e\idently fairly intimate know
ledge concerning Queen Mary uf l_ug
laml. She discredits i he suggestion
that her Majesty is a stronger type of
character than the King. But she savs
that the Queen hns been gifted with' a
very keen sense of humor, is a a intensely modern woman, and makes it |
her business tu keep abreast uf cnireul
affairs, she takes care tn study Kuro
peau polities, nf which she has new as
complete a grasp as any woman alive.
Her French and German an1 fluent.
■' The w DUlttli quest ion fascinate-
Majesty, Ami the botterment nf
workers generally i- nm- uf her pel
-chemes. Social and economic prob
Jems take up a greal part ni her time.
She has room in her heart fur all thil
t ilieu,  aad   -he   believes   thai   tin-   tech
nicnl educati f the little une- ia our
During a  generation  this means a   loss  elementary  Bchools will     1 f    great
of 4,000,000 lives uf the present   aver    value to tin mnunity nl large."
age length, ami a monev loss of four Nevertheless, the Queen vie- with
thousand millions sterling. In the German women in the art of home-mak
Spanish  War,  1,900 oul  of 2,100 deaths   i"-ur.   ami   ha-   been   resolved   from   t
fm   those who see
portent   of  ev il,   fi
resulted   from  tvphoid  fever  communi
cnted by Hies.
A vigorous campaign is being opened
agaiu-t the house fly in .New Vork, and
a demand is made fur the thorough
screening ui all public kitchens, restaurants, and dining-rooms. As for
killing Hies, thai i- rathei a difficult
proposition, seeing Ihat one llv lays a
hundred and twenty eg^-, ami at the
end uf the year Hie family produced
from that >iiieh> hatching mounts np tu
ron    -hall    am    l.e
partan mot her, anil
first     thai     her
spoiled:   -
'•She  has  he,
has insisted  ihat   thev shall cultivate a
spirit    of    independence. A -   -nun    n-
their small fingers can wrestle with
tapes and buttons, ihe youngsters are
made lu dress themsehe-. Princess
Mary. Iiowqvcr, imw ha- a maid of her
own, nnd, in consequence, feels "grown
up."  I'ut   the  maid  was not  allowed  her
until   the  small   lady   had    Sterod   the
art of managing wit hunt  nm
'■I'rani  Nath
Hi- worship refused in comply with
ihi- request. The Sadhu (ascetic) was,
however, told to ;p> home and pray iu
avert the evil influences, as Ihat might
lie mun' efficacious than immolating
himself for his country and tin' people,
which act. moreover, was forbidden in
this year of grace and could nol on any
account be revived.
However, there i- a grain of comfort
Haliev '- cornel  a
une astute   Hindu
leulates that in a fow thousand years
the comet will attain " Nirvana *' ami
will therefore return uo more tn cast its
unwelcome shadow over the earth. Savs
■■i writer in "The Modern Review"
Calcutta i:
Taking fur granted that Halley's
comet i- the samo clot ial body which
ha- been known since 407 B.C., ami
from tie- fad that it was seen in the
years KI82, I7*".'.i. and 1^:;.". respectively,
nne i- led to infer thai Ihe revolution
i- not made in every seventy-five years,
but ihat every time the period has been
reduced by a year, viz.. seventy seven,
-evenly -ix.    and    seventy five    veal-,    as
can   be easily   I"'  ascertained   from   the
dntes noted above.
If thi- hypothesis i- inn*, the comet
must have visited ihe earth twenty-
eight lime- Bince it> lit-t appearance
found record, It might ha\e then taken |0I years t" make the revolution
following 106 l..< .. ami. supposing that
the decrease ni une year was uniform,
the other visitations seem tn have been
made in 1 l.e -.ear- 305, 26u, 166, 08 B.C.
ami in A.M. 29, 125, •_'_", ::l I. 407, 499,
.".!"-. (ISO. Mp. v,;. :n i, inso, 11 ll. 11..'.,
In Mr. Adam-' paper describing ih". s'"' "s frankly fund uf ministering tu |_<.-j, i;n;i, in;,, i.v_;,, 1(504, 1682, 1759,
war upon injurious insects, he points| people who are humbly place-!. The 11S35, 1910, and tho next revolution may
Jilt   1 hat   Hie   problem   for   suppressing
Gray Tulle Gown with Silver Embroidery
the noxious ones ami fostering ihe um
fill   ones  by  the  expert   cnllure  of   InSOCl
parasites has become quite a science.
Every insect, has ii^ own specific enemy
or enemies.     Ladybirds  are   invaluable
obtain final authority he needed from New York it became  seventy-two  destructive   insects
necessary to explain, by wire tn his partners, ull he had "lone 'destroy   millions   ni   dollar-,   annually] BOmo extras on to the hill.    The Queen j ro
in the West. thirty-live   have   1 n    imported    frnm | I';|"- ''! but she has iml since given that
The situation permitted of no delay, such ns would ensue
should he write; and. to make uiatters worse, lie had no
cipher code.    For some time the financier racked his brains
few   nionj
writer says: ■ 1..-   completed   in   1983-84,   in   seventy-
Queen Man i- -aid in I,.- intensely four years It i^ fur astronomers in
British, and supports home industries calculate whether the comet 's motion
in every direction. s|H- i- also h good i- accelerating nr ii- orbit narrowing,
imsim-;- woman: ami it i- gradually approaching the -un.
"She   -ettle-   all    her   aCCOlinlfl   ''Ver_v     In   11,,-   hitter   CUS6,   i-   it    wrong   .■•   ton
jas   policemen   for   extirpating   uoxiousl nix  weeks.     If  -I rdors  ;i  dress  -he   elude thai  this henvenh  sojournoi  wiH
He had almost completed an arrangement for the consoli-f insects.   Jnsecl emigration has I n the  li-"*-*   obtains  an  estimate,    "ne  dress   qualities.
da tion of a number ol  Western enterprises, but ia order to | curse, ot American agriculture,   nf the maker  made an    estimnte, .uel    the,,,  nttain "Nirvana" mi beiuy nearer tho
which' when  ihe  drcsi   was sent   home, ndded   Sun-god   in  the  course
| somo extras on to ihe loll.    The Queen ] round* "I  its pilgrimage
ported   from   I'1"1' ■'; but she has not since given that
abroad.   Sotting nn i.mocl u, catch »» di^nia^nn onlcr.    Ai. mort —  JT MugT have been ANNOy,N(.
insect  is tho science ol  parasitology. Know,  ^imn   aiarj      ia-it    in   uress   i- ■     ■    .     .     ,
The    moment    an    imported    Insect   simple.  ' 'pill.  Undi    Railroad  in   London   de*
to evolve some method whereby he might communicate hi.-!--hows signs of becoming formidable, l|,'r favorite stones an- staid in he ■*- scribes a circle whose diamoter is
information to his associates in New Vork, but in such man experts trace it frnm countr) tft coun turquoises.
ner that it would be meaningless to anyone else. He could.! try until they find a region where it
however, think of no such method, and at last was forced toj has heen known fur a long 'ime, l.ut
tho conclusion that lie must take the chance of sending the has never reached ihe proportions ni a
message in plain Knglish. Accordingly, he drew up the mes- pest. In such a place the} :«"■ putty
sage and gave it* to his confidential man to send. I sure tn tind a  parasito which  i-  keep-
About half an hour later, when the confidential man again j ing   the   depredator   down,     They   then
came in, he was asked whether he had forwarded the wire.     \ import   lhal   parasite,  ami   the   problem
"Yes. sir," snid the man; "but   not exactly in the way   i*. solved,
you proposed.   I re wrote il; ihe first word on one company's       '('he   orango   orchards   oi   California ' HUMAN   SACRIFICE    TO    PROP1TI
were   simply   being   wiped   out   by   ihe; ATE  HALLEY'S COMET
Australian 'scale,   bnl   by   importing   a   j T | \ m"    astrologers have    laid    the
hundred small red ami black ladybirds   _X    .j,.;,,], 0f King Edward, tlie unus
the    scale    was    exterminated   in   two
vears.     Six   ladybirds   imported   from
ntidential  man  was  receiving  Egypt have checked the Egyptian scale,   that* nn   tndinn  nscetic  now  is  Herio«s
ly offering his life as a  sacrifice '<> ,-\
" piato  the  *-ins tti  the  long-tailed  celes
TOBACCO FORTUNES A Prime Dressing for Wounds. —   In   Hal   wanderer.     The   incident   occurred
Tn recent years the public has gained somo idea of tho|sonifl factories and  workshops carbolic [in Calcutta, and is commented on a- foi
blank, tho second word on another company's blank, and so
on. In thnt. way t sent half the message by each company,
neither half, of course, meaning anything to one not in the
secret. Then I sent a second wire by one company reading:
" 'Read messages together, alternating words.' "
Xot long afterward Hi
a larger salary.
History is a strong point with
Queen Mary, particularly ihe history of
our own country, It i- -aid that her
knowledge of the lure ami histon of
Windsor Castle would \ ie w ith thai ninny learned antiquary. Both ihe King
and Queen biv e dancing.
imlly   high   temperature,   nnd
nlhei     crime-    tu    HalleV '.-,    COniCl
an old and very obese holy, who ex*
pressed the utmost solicitude lest -Im
be carried past her station. A passenger
assured her that her station was half an
hour  away,   am!   Ihat   he   would   tell   her
when   thev   reached   it.
•'Thank   you   very   much,   sir,"   said
| the fat  old lady; '"but   whenever I  gets
out. bein' a- 'ow I'm so 'eavy, 1 backs
| out; -au' I ain't  more than  'arf way out
afore   along  come-*'   the  guard,  an'   'o
says:     ' Look   live!;    there,   mum,'  -ays
V.   ■ |onk   liv e!\ . '   :m '   e '   pUsllCS   me   b;ick
in again, an' fve been round the circle
i hree t ime- t hi- morning'''
immense fortunes made by the bestdiiiown tobacco manufacturers, but the will of Sir Edward Wills, just proved, with
its total of over $12,500,000, stands an easy first, with the
exception of that of his brother, the late Sir Frederick Wilh,
who left nearly $15,000,000. Mr. G, Hatfield, of Taddy's,
died worth over $0,nno,000: Mr. John Hignett left nearly
$:_,500,000, and Mr. George (-'ope made $1,250,000 out bi
acid i.s kept     for
wounds and Cuts sustained by the vvurk
men.     Far   better   to   keep   on   hand   a
bottle of Dr. Thomas' Ecloetric nil.
is just as quick in action and due-
lows   in   the   "Civil   ami   Militarv   Ha/
ette " (Lahore):
Mlie    oi    the     Strangest     petition-    --Ve.-
It received by a police magistrate was
not handed up to Mr. Swinhoe today, A
scar the skin or burn the flesh. There young Bengali, dressed in orthodox
is no other Oil that has it- curative style, with henvy caste marks on his
vegetable preparations. I forehead,  entered  the  witness box dur
A  Pill  That   is  Prized.-There  have
I a   many   pills  put   upon   the  market
and prossed upon public attention, but.
none ha- endured so long ur met with
so much favor as Pnrmelee's Vegetable fill-. Widespread use nf them
ha- attested their great value, and ther
a I     no     further     advertisement   than
thi-. Hnvin" firmly established themselves in public esteem, they now rank
without   :t  peer  iu  the list  of  standard Till-:   H0SMEB   TIMES
A Tribute by Justice Longley
Close   Character   Study   by   One   Who
Knew  Him   Well
Prom   tile- I anueliaie   I'eeiclic'r)
J'   ClIW'T  il   cell,-  eel   Ille'  must   ligrivuldl*
incidents    Of    my     life    that    I    "as
permitted uol ouly to have a pel
social acquaintance with, but i" enjoy
He.- intimate- friendship of Mr. Goldwiu
Smith. Regarding leicn a* ..,j.- ot the
great niece ol tlie- age, personal •-..c;t:i<-1
was always inspiring. In return for the
man)- advantages and pleasures which
his friendship gave, I feel impelled l"
pay   a   modes!   tribute   tee   bis   memory.
When     t    eel     ii-    COU1B    lee    Mllll    Ce|e    til 6
measure of oui success in lite*, it is not
the acquisition ol wealth. Hie- bedding of
office, nor the plaudits of our fellows
Teliie-li finally count; it seems tee me we-
c-cccc find ::,«*—t assurance in the friend-,
wc- have been aide- t.e make.    MobI of
US    lia\e-   I"   I 'iClte'llt     CVitlc   Oil] \     Cl    llle'n
Mire-   of   SUCCesS,   elllel    t'e-ev,   Ill'le'e-.l.   have*
achieved   the   full   measure   of   their
'Ire cun--.  bul   I"  have   I II  Icicle  Ice secure
the confidem.- ami regard of good and
greal men i- a satisfaction which traas
ei-ir'l- the- lesser, though more ardent
h   sought,   achievements   of  life.
I lift ,,1,-1 Mr l,,el.levin Smith in
1S75. I was in Teere.iitii at tbat time
finishing   my   law   studies   in   Osgoode
Hall.    I lead I n extremely anxious t'e
ine-c-t th.- Sage, whoso daily effusions
wen commanding tie*- attention eel' the
world, bul nn unknown law student lias
lew opportunities of approaching fain
one- iiee-n. and I feared I Bhould leave
without tiei- pleasure. It was broughl
about  naturally and easily.    I  bad tho
pleasure ' f making the ncquaintuu if
the late .Mr. W. II. [lowland, and, on
mv expressing .-e desire t<> mcel Mr.
floldwin Smith, he very kindly offered
to brini; ns together, which be eli.I al
)us own office, und I bad ee long anel
delightful interview. At thai period
the Canada First Party was struggling
ie,, existence and recognition, weal; in
everything  • xeepl   intellect   and   ideals,
llr W.  A.  roster was on ' tho lead
in_* men nf the propaganda, Mr. How-
land was another, and Mr. Ooldwin
Smith wc- giving the movement his
moral support. My sympathies were actively with tl"' idea and we lend com
mon ground. "The Nation" was then
established, te, which I Boinetimes contributed, and kept up an occasional cor
ros-peelielenei-    with     Mr.    Cnldwitl    Smitll
This became more frequent in 1886
wben the subject of Commercial Union
cer Unrestricted Reciprocity was begin
ninge tie lake shape and form as a political propaganda, Mr, Goldwiu Smith
,-et the begiifning was really the leader
and chief upholder of the idea, and besought assistance from those who were
inclined to support tin* movement.
Frankly. I was in full sympathy with
the- i'lea ami made no effort to conceal
my views. It is not necessary to say
now whether the proposition was right
or wrong, nor make profession of a
change of heart broughl aboul by full
er light and experience, I was eager
to be- his disciple anel In- was equally
anxious tee enlist my co-operation. In
tin- summer of 1800, I received two
invitations which related to this very
topic. One was to attend a meeting
at. \iagnra em Lake, which was being
held under tlie auspices, if I remember
correctly, of tlie Canadian Chatauqua,
at. which Mr. Goldwin Smith, Mr. Wi
man icieei myself even- lo lee the speakers, am! tlie subject was Reciprocity
between Canada anel tin* United state's.
Mv way thither was via Toronto and
I received a cordial invitation from
Ur Goldwin Smith to spend a few-
days at the Grange in advance of the
meeting, tee which we would un together
ou tin- day. Tlie other was an invitation from Mr. Wiman to go with him
after the meeting al Niagara tee Washington tee discuss matters witb Mr.
Blaine, Senator Sherman, Messrs. Ilitt.
Unite■i-wceri Ii. I'urlisl id eether prominent men. I arranged to meet Mr.
Laurier nnd sir Richard Cartwright at
Montreal .-cm! ascertain tho latest views
of the party leaders, thence went tee
Toronto, where T spent three delightful
days at  the Grange.
The only feature which concerns this
article is the visit at the Grange, which
was succeeded ley many others, the last
being in -May. 1300. The matter of the
negotiations at Washington in respect
of the Reciprocity movement, which
culminated in its defeat at the polls in
March, 1801, may form the subject of
a special article when tin* time seems
opportune. It only concerns this tribute to Mr. Goldwin Smith incidentally.
His action in connection with the movement was called treasonable by many
excellent people at Ibe time', nnd I daresay similar reflections were made on
my c'wn conduct; it is just that I should
say tleat in all my long ami close inter-
course with Mr. Goldwin Smith in connection with this ineevement and others
of similar import tbat I never beard
him utter a word disloyal to Great Britain or express a thought inconsistent
with whnt be conceived the highest interests 0{ that country. If he was erroneous en liis vicivs as lo the wisdom
of closer intimacy between Canada and
tiie United Stales, this arose from no
de-ire tie eliniiicisli liritish power and
prestige, of which be was proud and lo
which truly devoted, but because he
conceived that Britain's interests would
be best promoted by a cordial union between the Bnglish-speaking populations
of   tllis   continent,      All   of   us   alee   liable
to errors of judgment and it may lei*
that Mr. Goldwin Smith's favorite and
persistent theory of solving the problems e.f Canada was mistaken, but let
no man charge him with disloyal con
duct cer any oilier feeling than that eef
supri'ine elevetion in England's honor
anel glory, ''h.-irio's ..f disloyalty aro
too common iu this country. If I mighl
venture a modes! opinion, I would say
that, while widely divergenl views are
held by Canadians as to the solution of
i lanadu ' deslii y, ell < lanadinus arc -il
heart t t it.- t i ' an idn and true tn the
Empire. The- c nnadi ins who are dig
loyal arc' few indeed.
By his marriage with Mr-. Boulton,
Mr. Goldwiu Smith became the occupant of tli" Grange, one of the mosl
beautiful nnd hi-tnric residences in Toronto. A Bpflc'inu.-c park, with magnificent old tree-, i- i fil setting for a picturesque edel house, vine clad, well kepi
and attractive. Within, withoul pretension t" grandeur, it was furnished
with elegance need taste. Ample in
space, it always bore an air of refinement and culture. ,;'in>- old pictures
adorned all the walls. Tin. dining
room contained a beautiful polished inn
hogany dining-table; tbe library was
spacious, containing a large and varied
collection of books, and in the centre
a billiard table, which was so seldom
used that it became for tlio mosl purl
a repository feer stray books and papers.
At  the  further  end' was   thc  flrepli	
the Professor's writing elesl: and sov
eral easy chairs, and here, until a few
monllis of his death, was tho favorite
resort of the Sage. Hero his secretary.
Mr. Ilaultaiii, met bim each morning
and most of his writing was done.   To
ward   the   ialle-l   purl   ol   hi- liie-   lie-   was
; troubled    Considerably    with    insomnia.
I aceel  while  be retired early, and often
did  iieet  appear until  nine o'clock  the
next   morning,   it    was   very   common
| with him, wben wakeful, t" put 'en his
dressing  gown   in   the   night   ami   read
und even  write-  literary articles.
The household was in eve-re- wav well
ordered. The old Knglis-h butler,
"l'bin" lie wa- always called, his full
name 1 never quite discovered, was tbe
embodiment eet order, regularity .-i n.i
attention,    lie- look  perfect care' of the
I'lieles-oi   and no I'-ss care nt his gnosis.
liming the past few years, there was an
assistant butler, a coachman aiol gar
doner, as well as a stall' of well trained
domestics. The occupants of the
Grange bad ample means and without
ostentation tbey enjoyed all the* comforts that wealth is so effective in securing.
One can never judge of the actual
stale cef mind between husband ami
wife—the presumptions are always, of
course, in favor cef devotion; all that
can be said i- thai tbe daily and hourly
intercourse' between -Mr. ami Mrs. Gold-
eviu Smitli wa- marked by the most
delicate attention am] all tlie tokens of
warm affection, Mr. Goldwin Smith
bimself could scarcely be classed as a
sentimentalist, and, while uniformly
courteous and kind. Ice was always
clisposeel   lee   In'   reserveil   and   free   I'roin
emotion, but nothing eould be sweeter
than hi- hourly doportmeul to his wife,
j never forgetting or omitting those little
acts of alteiitieeie ami deveetion which
mii-Iii in l.e tin- rule iii all married lives.
As a conversationalist, Ice hail several
-ides all interesting. All history was
at his Qugers' ends, and lie could bring
ihis tee bear upon most modern topics;
lie liad a largo circle of intimate acquaintances in England and was de
lightftilly reminiscent cef scenes aiol experiences with some eel I lie most interesting characters eef tin* day. Cobden,
Bright, Die-kens, Thackeray, Disraeli
(whom he disliked), Gladstone, Hose
berry, Justin McCarthy and many others of world fame had been among his
associates, and his anecdotes of these
greal men were always piquant and related wilh great relish, often with great
glee when recalling nnv ludicrous incident. II'' was informed fully and intelligently on all present-day events and
brought to their discussion clear and
strong views. While disposed to be
free from prejudices and eminently judicial it was not epiite easy for him to
avoid decided opinions on most current
questions, and these be would express
with epigramatic and deadly directness.
If I were- to vent arc to inline what I
conceive to lee iiis highest attribute as
a thinker—the one which I most envied—it was his power of disregarding
i nvir cic'iil  ami popular feeling in nil
bis judgments of I  and things. This
I regard as cei f tbe strongest tokens
of a great mind. At all times uud in
all icjos the tendency of most men is
to note the direction of popular currents and follow them, Tiie ability to
do Ibis i.s Ihe reason for the, often
extraordinary, success of average men.
They say just what average people are
t.hinkiii: and everybody declares thut
they are sound, sane anil sensible. Such
men may by these paltry conformities
attain tlie highest positions in thc state,
but they leave licliinc! no trace of original -oiiception or sturdy character.
They have a comfortable, because a
negative, career, and when they die are
promptly forgotten.
The only mau who can fairly be called groat is lee who can see beyond the
temporary currents uf popular sentiment and take note of not only what is
now transpiring, but what will inevitably result from existing conditions.
Tho man who foretells this i.s usually
rewarded by almost universal contempt,
I aus,' ibe multitude, seeing only what
is now visible, an- unable to apprehend
the possibilities of tomorrow. This man
is all astray, mail, say they, because he
sees something beyond their vision. Iiis
real reward is the- appreciation of pos-
lority, whose laurel wreath is not for
the smug conformists, who are popular
and successful, but is reserved for the
immortal few whoso judgments project
into the future. Some men there are
wlio can see beyond the twilight judgments prevailing around tbem, but they
lack ihe courage to challenge the adverse criticism of their contemporaries,
and thus come short of the conditions
of true greatness. Few people believed
Mr. Carlyle's rugged philosophy until he was far advanced in years and
liis message hail compelled attention,
and, even now, most people would prefer the comfortable platitudes of forgotten writers, whose commonplaces dis-
ttirbeel no shallow conceptions upon
which they have lived and fed complacently all  their lives.
To me it was almost amusing to note
the easy way in which thc average
newspaper editor brushed asiele Mr.
Goldwiu Smith's views nn public questions. The penny-a-liner who controlled tlie columns oi' a rural sheet, had no
difficulty in disposing if the "wild extravagant utterances" of a mere theorist; and with equal facility did most of
the politicians nt Ottawa and elsewhere
shake their wise heads at the untoward
short-sightedness of Goldwin Smith. It
was unfortunate, they declared, that a
man cif so much learning and ability
should be unable to see the trend of
of events, and thus place himself al var
lance with tiie regnant (and, therefore,
rlghl) sentiment ol' Hie 'lay.
\'o one wil] nt tempi Ice set up infallibility III respect eet' feeeldwill Smitli or
any oilier mortal, however great, but it
is a little loii iarly iee finally determine
ns to the soundness ami wisdom of Mr.
(od iw in Smith's views on current
topi.-.    li.- was unquestionably out nf
t lh,   during   mosl    cef   liis   life,   witb
current political thought in Canada. Ilis
■ olui ion of Hi.- problems of this continent and Imperialism was not erenerally
hold   by  bis  * temporaries     lie may
have. I n wrong.    It may be that, the
i'ut ere will see no corelial alliance be-
i.-.e.n tbe English-speaking communities '■!' North America, and that Great
Britain's inferos! mav never be subserved by tlie friendship of both great
.■ointiLiii.it ies on tllis continent; but mi-
thing had been decided vet. am! who
can undertake to say what changes a
few decades may bring forth? At all
events we have this interesting phenomenon, that all through his life his
letters wero read and quoted throughout -ell the Bnglish-speaking weerbl. nnd
at his death he received the universal
hotnigp eef the intellectual world.  Does
liie pros) I  of any such tribute await
any of bis amiable critics who worried
over liis wrong headed and impracticable view-?
Very recently one of (lie most powerful and influential men in Canada, the
president -ef one 'if our greatest corporations, in my presence: referred to Gobi-
win Smith in the most slighting terms,
and declared that lie was iu no way
associated   with   the  great  progressive
spirit of the age. l'oor man! Fortunately posterity vvens up all accounts,
iin* successful commonplace person is
quickly consigned to oblivion; the despised prophet enters into his kingdom.
Wliib- not free from weaknesses and
faults . .minion io humanity, Mr. Gold-
win Smith was iu every seu.-e a man
.ef the highest ideals and character. Ile
loathed trickery, sharp practice anel all
methods which are not open, honest anel
above board. He would condescend to
take me mean advantage of auy oue or
any occasion. His soui was lofty; his
impulses were always great; he found
ii difficult tee be patient with the sharp
practices ami ingenious tactics of the
political parties. He wished all pub
lie issue'- to be considered judicially
ami decided upon rational ami patriotic considerations. Ilis persistent
objection to tin- party system iu political    lliets  had   behind   it   a   large
volume cef justification. What his
genius failed tee discover was a practical solution, anel he was always fair
enough t'e n.Jiuit frankly that if party
lines could be obliterated by any superior power, other instruments for appealing to the lower instincts of mankind
would be devised iu the interests of
designing persons.
In this age of moral cowardice,
when nearly every one is seeking to
gain popular favor by conforming to
popular prejudices, is it not, a splendid
thing lo have a man amongst us who
disregards momentary clamor ami
fearlessly utters his convictions upon
all questions? When both political
parties were struggling as tee which
should be foremost in pressing Home
Rule for Ireland. Mr. Goldwin Smith
proclaimed alone, amid the din of
clamoring appeals, that Home Hub-
fur Ireland was iu no sense Canada's
concern, and that it would, at that
time and under existing conditions,
jeopardise the' unity of the Empire.
It is met to the purpose whether 'he
was right or wreeng; it is that he was
u moral hero who wns not reslrained by
popular clamor from expressing his honest convictions. When everybody was
denouncing the* Boers and clamoring
for war. ho declared without flinching
for months and years that the war was
unjust, had been provoked by greed,
and rested upon no moral principles.
When people were going mad on the
making and enforcement of extreme
sumptuary laws, he was the avowed
champion of individual liberty ami
the dauntless advocate of moral rather than penal methods of abolishing
or mitigating the evils of intemperance.
When the people of the Empire were indulging in wild jingoism and making
a fetish of an aggressive Imperialism,
he was found proclaiming without reserve that boastfulness and self-assertion were as obnoxious in a nation as in
an individual and that racial pride was
the almost certain precursor of racial
History had been his specialty in his
early days, his department as a University Professor. His strength in dealing with all subjects on which history
throws light, was not alone his intimate
acquaintance with facts, but his mind
lent itself naturally to profound generalization, and deducing inevitable consequences from a given set of conditions.
The secret of his literary stylo is easy
of explanation. Clear thinking and
infinite painstaking in expression. He
uttered no opinion on questions upon
which he had not full and accurate information and bad carefully pondered,
When the time to speak came, he was
supremely concerned that his exact
thought should bo found in his words.
To I iiis end he wrote with infinite care.
I have seen it declared recently that he
wrote with great facility when once tho
pen was in his hand, 1 have to say as
against this that I have often looked
over the M.S. of his weekly contribution to the Sun, of Toronto, und almost
every paragraph was full of erasures
and interlineations and, sometimes even
completely reconstructed. .No sentence
was allowed to go forth until it represented a perfect expression of the
thought. Ho once told me that he had
never been conscious in his whole life
of seeking to ornament a sentence; if
ornament it had, it was simply the outgrowth of the topic, the natural expression of a high thought.
Never again shall we have from his
pen those evenly balanced sentences and
those rounded periods which have long
charmed, enlightened and inspired the
intellectual life of the country. Though
his pathway through lite was strewn
with opponents and detractors, his fame
is safe in the hands of his countrymen.
He has loft behind him thoso who will
never allow his character to be assailed
without protest and defense.
LORD KITCHENER'S refusal of the
post of Commander-in-Chief of the
Mediterranean comes as a reminder of other nieu who have declined to
accept great positions. Some of them
have probably set up records which will
never be broken. Lord James of Hereford, for instance, is the only man who
has refused to be Lord High Chancellor of England. Mr. Gladstone offered
him tho Great Seal in 1880; hut Sir
Henry James, as he theu was, disapproved of the Grand Old Man's policy,
and declined.
Dr, Randal] Davidson was offered the
Archbishopric cef Canterbury on the
death of Dr. Benson, and modestly ex-
cusccl himself. It wns not until years
afterwards thnt he consented to become
head of tin* Church of Kngland. At least
two men in recent times have refused
to be Prime Ministers of England. In
1874, when Disraeli resigned. Queen
Victoria oilcred thee Premiership to the
late- Earl Granville and the* late Duke
of Devonshire, then Marquis of Burlington.    Iieetli respectfully declined.
It might be supposed that the Lord-
Lieutenancy of Ireland would be a
dazzling enough ollie-e to .attract any
statesman. But when Lord John Russell offered if l" Lord Palmorston,
"(-am'' declined with contempt, on Ihe
openly expressed ground that it was
beneath  his dignity,
Even the more splendid prize* of Viceroy of India has been refused, lu 1803
the Liberal Government offered it to
Field-Marshal — then General — Sir
Henry Norman, Fur a few days it was
taken for granted that he would go
out to Simla; but a great deal of adverse criticism was evoked by the appointment, and finally Sir Henry gave
it: up,
Cobden refused the oflice of President
of the Board of Trade and a seat in the
Cabinet when those were pressed on
him by the Prime Minister, He was
afraid that, if he accepted, he might be
accused of self-seeking. Dr. Lingnrd,
tho eminent Catholic historian, waved
aside the offer of a cardinal's red hat
because he was unwilling to sacrifice
his independence.
It is not generally known that
George Washington could have been
King of America had he liked. After
the British hael been driven out of the
States, the American Congress treated
the army which had won Yankee independence very badly. Officers and men
were so exasperated that they meditated sotting up a monarchy, anil made
preparations for proclaiming Washington king.   But he said "No."
At least one great Englishman has
. been superior to a dukedom. After the
j late Marquis of Salisbury laid down of
I flee for the last time. Queen Victoria
1 was anxious to mark her appreciation
! of his services by- raising him to the
e highest rank of the Peerage. Cut the
I strawberry-leaves ami the title of
i " Vour Grace" did not fascinate tho
' Conservative statesman. Ilis political
I rival, -Mr. Gladstone, refused to be an
earl. Thomas Carlyle shook his head
j when Lord Beaconsfielil pressed him to
become a Knight Grand I'ross of the
; Bath. lie preferred to remain plain
! ■•Tain."
After the execution of Charles I.. the
j Long   Parliament   decided   to   invade
; Scotland.    They  gave  the  position  of
commander   cif   the   invading   force—
'which was in reality that of Commander-in-Chief   of   the    British   Army—tee
General eSir Thomas Fairfax.    He, however, objected tee Ihe  war on   principle,
and would not look at the post.    A few
years later, another Parliament humbly
I offered   Cromwell—then   become   Lord
Protector—the kingship. Hut the Army.
on   which   all   his   power   nested,   were
red hot   Republicans,  and   his  dread  of
offending them  led  him  Io  wave aside
the tempting diadem.
F British Columbia profits by its new
Companies Act to the tune of a few
thousand   dollars,   it   will,   on   the
other   hand   lose   prestige  unci   acquire;
an   unenviable   reputation   for   provincialism,    ln brief, the new law provides!
that   ovepry  company,   other  than   com-j
panics   originating   in   the  Province,
seeking to do business in British Columbia must be either registered or licensed by the Provincial Government. The
license fee* may be commuted for a fixed   sum   of $250  in   the  case  of  companies  having an  established  business
outside of British Columbia in  which
[at least half of their capital is invested. The penalties for doing business
without  license  or  registration   i.s  $50
I per clay for a company and $20 per day
j for an agent. Debts due to companies
not  licensed  or registered nre not col-
i lec-tnble under the law of British Ooliini-
I bin.
Apparently a bank with a Dominion
charter is prevented by the new law
from collecting Upon commercial paper
without becoming licensed or registered under the Act. The Monetary
Times' Vancouver staff correspondent
states that M. Bowser, tho Attorney-
General of British Columbia, will employ a special officer to see that thc Act
is   enforced.     The   Provincial   Govern-
j ment will not wait leeng for a culprit. A
final appeal to give this legislation further consideration will be made by
those affected to Premier McBride.
Failing action by him. a test case will
be carried through to the highest court.
Counsel will bo engaged both in the
East and the West, and if the offending enactment can possibly- be declared
ultra vires, no .pains will be spared to
havo that done. We cannot see yet the
purposes served or objects attained by
this   questionable   legislation.
Newly-Varnished Cars
A newly-varnished ear should stand
for at least a week before being put
into regular use. This is in order to
allow the varnish to set properly. Frequent washing with clean cold water
and careful drying with chamois leather
anil exposure to fresh air in the shade
will both harden and brighten the finish.
Tn washing a carriage, plenty of water
should be poured carefully over the
parts; it is laways a mistake to make
use of a swift flowing jet from a hose,
ft is really better to use a large sponge,
well saturating it and squeezing it over
the panels of the car body, when thc
water, in running off, wiil carry the
mud with it. Never allow water to dry-
on the carriage, as this is very liable
to stain, almost as much so ns mud.
Hot water and soap should neveT be applied to any varnished or light-colored
painted surfaces. If mud is allowed to>
remain em the* car, it tends tee make
the finish very dull, the varnish is
spoiled, and what would otherwise appear as a smart turnout will then partake of the nature of a shabby, dilapidated, second-hand affair, not worth
nearly the amount which it really is.
Once the paint work is dry, or very
nearly so, a gloss and polish can bo put
upon the work by clean, dry cloths and
plenty of elbow grease. When leather
upholstery has been wiped perfectly
clean, and all dust and damp removed,
it cau be brought up and made to look
like new by liberal rubbing with nny of
the special preparations for the purpose,
which can be obtained at most any supply house and garage. Throughout the:-
washing process every care should bo
taken to avoid water being splashed
into the carburettor or the air pipe.
The wiring should be kept dry—in fact,
this refers to the entire ignition installation, whether it. be by accumulators
or by magneto, Enameled leather wings,
hoods, or aprons should always be wash-
whic-h they should be carefuily dried off
ed with weak soap and water, after
and then polished with a chamois leather. On no account use oil, as this has
a softening effect on the enamel, and
causes it to deteriorate.
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Care of Upholstery
Those who wish to keep the upholstery of their cars in good coudltion for
any length cef time must secure slip covers fflr the purpose. The covers should
be made very carefully so as to be of
the exact size and shape of the cushion
they protect and fit so that they
will not stretch or tear. The material used should be; a stout waterproof
cloth and the cloth ougeit to be reinforced with a patch under each fast-
oner. The fasteners should not be too
large and must bold the covers securely.
Enameled leather is more suitable for
binding the seams than anything else
and helps to keep the covers in place.
When a well-designed and properly
constructed car has been run for some
time by its owner, and the question is
naked, "How eloes it go?" the reply is,
"Better than when T lirst had it." This
is only to be expected in the natural
order of things, for thorough running
in cef the hearings, gears, and nxle-s cannot be properly done until a fair an.iount
of road work is completed, although in
most eases they receive a good working-
in during manufacture in the shops and
iu the subsequent trial work on the
road before delivery to the buyer. Taking the case of an Atlantic liner, it
lias to do quite a number of voyages
before "settling down to its work,"
as an engineer would phrase it. So with
the mechanism of a motor car a certain
amount, of work must be done by it before the best results aro shown in running, and the speed, quietness, efficiency
and general smoothness acquired which
characterize the best type of car.
Testing Accumulator Acid
It is a good thing to occasionally test
tho speciiic gravity of the acid in an
accumulator by tho aid of a hydrometer.
This is a simple and inexpensive instrument, consisting of a weighted glass
sealed tube, provided with an index.
If when tested the acid shows a low
specific gravity, a littlo more acid should
be added to the cells until the hydro
meter shows 1.190 on the index, level
with the surface of the acid. A
healthy cell, when discharged down
to , 1,75 volts, should have a gravity' of about 1.185, which will
rise to 1.205 on charge. If the
gravity is low, say 1.150, it is an indication thai the cell is overcharged, has
an internal short, or other defect. Anv
shorts should of course be removed, and
it is a good plan with such ignition cell
tee charge at about one-fifth the normal
rate for three or four days. Spilt acid
must be replaced by 1.200 acid, but
evaporation should tee made good with
pure water. Too high a gravity means
a short and expensive life. When it
becomes necessary to add some acid to
the cells, that known us brimstone sulphuric should be used. It is well to note
that when making np new solution to
replace that which has been in the cells
for some time, distilled or clean rainwater only should be used, aud thnt the
acid should be added to the water. In
making up new solution, it should be
done iu a clean glass jar, anil the acid
added little by little to prevent overheating. The solution should only be
testeel when cool. The approximate proportions of acid to water are one to
four. ,    ,    .
New Jets on Carburettor
Having had a new jet fitted to my
carburettor, for reasons that need not
lie meutioued here, I find that, everything else being equal, the following
change has come overithe starting of
the engine. Formerly, with the old jet,
the engine would start up comfortably
ou the first and second turn of the
handle, after a gentle tapping of the
flout, and with the throttle nearly
closed. Now, the engine requires the
carburettor to be well flooded, the throttle wide open, and even then, if it is not
raced for a few seconds, it will run
slower and slower and stop. But if raced
a bit, it will then go all day, aud pull
as well as, indeed rather better than,
over before. Tho new jet is as nearly
as I cau judge exactly the same orifice
as the old one, but "is perhaps ]-(i4th
longer, although tho gasoleue stands in
a bead upon it exactly as it should.
Those starting conditions only require
tee oblaiu when the engine is cold;
when hot, it starts like its old self. I
give these particulars in order that
readers fitting new jets for any cause
may not despair if the engine does not
behave exactly as it did with the old
Constructing Gasoline Tank
There ure numerous ways of constructing a home-made gasoline tank, and in
order to go into detail it will be necessary to know thc purpose for which the
tank is to be used and where you desire
to put it. If you simply want a gasoline storage tank aud do not want to
go to thc expense of buying one of thc
more convenient tanks now on the market and specially designed for the purpose, you might, secure an old secondhand water tank, the kind often seen
in the kitchen of the household; have
a plumber close up all the holes but one
on the side; have this hole enlarged and
a 2 or 3-inch pipe 2 or 3 feet long attached to it, paint the whole outfit with
some good anti-rust paint, theu bury it
in the ground in some convenient place
either just outside or under the floor of
the garage, allowing the end of the pipe
to extend about a foot above the ground
or floor. You may use a plain threaded
cap to dose the end of thc pipe.
Then secure a portable suction pump
that will reach down tho pipe to the
bottom of the tank for the purpose of
drawing out the gasoline when desired.
near Kettering (Eng.), has lost
its oldest resident iu Jeremiah
Rowlett, who died in the house in
which he was boru ninety-two years
A novel competition is being arranged for the Midland aviation meeting
at Wolverhampton (Eng,) This will
be a bomb-dropping contest. Competitors, while circling above, will drop
"bombs" into a sheet, ami the prize
will be awarded to the competitor scoring the greatest number of points.
A woman professor of music, who recently died at Marseilles, France; has
boon buritd in her piano in obedience
to hor final wish. She gave ns her reason for this strange request that the
happiest hours of her life had been
spent at. her piano. Owing to the
groat size of this original eofliu an
Immense grave had to be dug.
A report from the American Consulate ut Charlotte Town states that the
Legislature of thc Province of Prince
Eelward Island, Camilla, by a unanimous vote, has refused te repeal th? law
making it a criminal offence, punishable by a high fine, to run an automobile or any other motor vehicle on
any of the public highways of the province.
The death is announced of Longfellow's "Village Blacksmith," aged
seventy-six. He was Thadeus W. Tyler,
of Lynn, near Boston, U.S.A. To his
children Mr. Tyler often told of his
acquaintance with the poet while he
worked at the forge in a Cambridge,
Mass., blacksmith shop. Longfellow
showed him the "Village Blacksmith," he said, after he had written it.
A Cossack girl named Kudasheff has
started to ride from Harbin to St.
Petersburg, a distance of some 5.420
miles. Her mount is a light grey Mongolian pony, and sho is riding astride
on an ordinary Cossack saddle. Sho
carries a hunting-knife and a revolver,
and hor only companion is a purebred
St. Bernard dog. The plucky horsewoman was formerly a railway employe,
and during thc Russo-Japanese War
wns awarded tho gold medal "for
A farmer in Lincolnshire (Eng.) who,
some time ago, lost a hand, nnd now
wears a steel hook on his arm in its
place, wns caught in one of thc recent
severe* storms. A terrific flash of lightning rendered him unconscious, and on
coming to ho felt severe pain in his
maimed arm. Looking down, he saw-
that the hook had beon straightened
out and twisted, his coat sleeve and tho
leather sheath (which is fitted to the
hanilless arn and to which the hook is
fixed) were torn to ribbons, and the
stump of the arm itself was severely
damaged. He was otherwise uninjured,
but the arm is completely paralyzed.
Mr. Pierpont Morgan has just bought
through AI. Jacques Seligmann. of
Paris, eighty-six of the most wonderful little watches in the world. He
paid $300,000 for thom, or an average
of nearly $3,500 a watch. All of thom
date from the sixteenth to the eighteenth contury. The first little watches
wore made in the sixteenth contury in
Nuremberg, in Paris, and in Italy. One
is egg-shaped, made of Limoges enamel,
and is no bigger than a canary's egg.
There are only two of these in the
world, nnd both are in Mr. Pierpont
Morgan's possession. Many of the
watches are in the form of crosses, and
can be worn as pendants. The smallest of them might be used ns a cravat
WHAT is the babv crying for, my
"t duuno; 'o's alw'ys crying.
I never came acrawst any one wot looks
upon the dnrk side of things as 'e
HE men. grouped about the interior
of   tho  little,  dingy  ticket  office,
glanced up casually as Jack Steve-
ly, his hands crowded into his trousers'
pockets,    strode   gloomily    into   their
•-Tic-tic-a-tic." chattered the sounder
iu merry welcome.
**There's tho second gone, thank
heaven." commented Allan, witii a sigh
of vast relief.
"i bate a night like this," muttered
young Manning, nervously, "What the
die-kens is it inspires the Old Boy- to
send a whole lot of specials, crowded
right through to the vestibules, whirl
ing clear across the division with an
army of picnickers ut a dollar apiece,
It may be business—but we've got ten
thousand more people on our nerves tonight than we want. I'll feel better tee-
morrow morning, when they're all safe
home again."
"Weil ail feel better right now if
you'll just cut out your caterwauling,"
interjected old Meagher, tho "regular."
his grey head bent attentively over the
sounder. "Vour talk makes me nervous. Cut it out! 'Lo SteVely," he added, in a tone of worried cheerfulness,
The tardy greeting from the obi operator brought all eyes once more to
"What in sheoi is tho matter with
you, Stevely?" demanded Manning,
sharply. "Vou look as blue as—as the
Tory ticket."
Stevely smiled icily, and drew a slender forefinger across his throat. The
othor mon gazed at him, their faces
glowing witii a sympathy borue of experience. Old Meagher glanced up again
from his instrument, whoso nervous
"tic-tic" grew intense in the sudden
"Is it the girl—?" commenced Manning, impetuously.
Stevely's sombre face grew suddenly
■ "No," he rejoined, in ringing tones.
"Minnie is true blue. She's coming
down on one of the specials from White
Springs tonight."
"Theu    what   tho ?"   ejaculated
Manning, '
Again Stevely resorted to gesture;
finally, as though disgusted with the utter futility of gesture to portray his
burning resentment, burst iuto vehement words.
"It's the Old Boy," he cried, sharp,
ly. "I'm thrown clown—played for a
sucker—that's what it is. After Mc-
Carron promising mo half a dozen times
that I was to have the Warrenville
office, here somo twenty-ninth cousin of
the Old Boy suddenly imagines he's cut
out for a railroader, and, just because
he's related to the president of the line,
they switch the job over to him. What
d'you call that?" and he turned a pair
of blazing eyes on the mon about him.
"I'm just going to chuck the whole
blamed thing. The L. & R. can go
plump to smash for all I care. "
"Doubtless they will," interjectod
.Meagher, cynically, witii the satiric
smile of the man who has learned the
heat of the furnace by journeying
through it.
"Iin just going to chuck the whole
blamed thing," repeated Stevely, vehemently. *' There 's livings to be und
outside the L. & R., and jobs where I
won't have to work myself to death for
nineteen years, just to be made somebody else's scapegoat in the twentieth."
Allan, watching the young fellow
gravely, glanced curiously from him to
.Meagher. Meagher hud tho reputation
of knowing everyone on the line, from
A to Z.
"Stevely—day operator at Wavva
Falls," whispered Meagher, in response
to the tacit query. "If you've never
been in Wnwa Falls, pray that you
won't have to go there. A little, jerkwater station—yon know the kind—
where the water tank freezes in the
winter time and stays froze, and the
hayseeds come down to the station to
see the trains go through—and they go
through," he chuckled — -'straight
through, without even hesitating. It's
next door to Nowhere. If a man's
powerful smart, he'll likely bo promoted from thore to Nowhere itself by the
time he's sixty." He concluded with a
short laugh, typically cynical. Allan's
answering look was still curious. The
old man saw it; his lips parted a couplo
of times before ho spoke.
"I don't suppose he ever had the
ghost of a show for the Warrenville
job," he muttered, huskily, "but I
reckon he felt powerful certain it was
coming his way. Was to marry a girl
from White Springs this week—when
his holidays came. She's coming down
on one of the specials."
He glanced at Stevely, as though
fearing the young man might have overheard. Stevely, though, his vehemence
of a moment before exhausted, was gazing sullenly through the little window
upon the dimly lighted station platform
and the dark, shadowy line of track.
"Tic tic-a-tic-tic! " sang the instrument; and in the silence which suddenly-
fell upon the party, its chatter seemed
oddly loud. Even young Manning, who
had been talking about wrecks and disasters all evening, was subdued and
"Looks as if we aren't in for an all
night session this time," cried Allah
gayly to the old operator, as the third
excursion train pulled out for the east.
"Number 10 is on timo."
Meagher assented, with a laugh which
was manifestly one of relief.
"Wonder if Stevely's girl came down
on her?" queried Manning, with a
touch of malice.
"Guess she's on the last train," rejoined Allan, as the young man returned
alone from au anxious scrutiny of thc
crowd which had, a few moments before, poured forth from the special upon
the station platform.
Stevely- vouchsafed no enlightenment,
but instead, resumed his old post by the
window and his sombre stare into the
darkness. Long moments passed in silence. The meiie did not feel like talking. Even young Manning's exuberance was stilled.
"What tho dickens is that?" ejaculated Stevely,. suddenly.
As he spoke thero was a roar, a flash,
a blur. A brief head of light followed
by a long shadowy body swept across
the outer darkness front oast to west.
"Fast freight," commented Manning.
The tail lights on the caboose vanished into darkness. And then, suddenly,
old Meagher gave an agonized groan,
and sat up, clutching frantically at his
Manning leapt to his side. There was
no mistaking the symptoms.
"No; 28 from Warrenville." tho old
man muttered, whon he could at last
speak, chokingly. "The last special—
I forgot."
"God!" ejaculated Manning.
That was all there was to say. Even
with the last word lingering on his palsied lips, the old man collapsed into a
blessed forgetfulness of the havoc this
one mistake of his long career ' had
wrought, or was about to wreak. The
men stared at ono another for an instant, with blanched, terrified races.
Their looks told the ghastly story bettor than any words. The fast freight,
No. 28, had gone through, and the last
excursion special, east-bound, had just
left Warrenville, fifteen miles away.
There was not a single station between
Warrenville and Brentford; not a break
in the L. & B.'s fifteen miles save the
bridge over the Saranac Fifteen minutes to do something—it. might as well
have been half that number of seconds
for all tho chance it gave of saving tho
trains, speeding on and on fo their
frightful catastrophe, trusting blindly
tie the* operator who for the first time
in his life had forgotten his orders—
and let the freight go through.
Nobody said a word. There was
neither need nor use. .Manning cast a
frightened glance at Stevely. The
young fellow had collapsed against tho
wall, and seemed utterly bereft of sight
or sound or feeling. ' The loquacious
young operator knew; the cithers, those
quick glances had instinctively follow
eel his, knew also. The girl from White
Springs—Minnie—was coining down to
Brentford to moot Jack Stevely, to be
married—was coming on that last excursion special, now hitting out straight
ahead i'or tho fast freight. Allan, armed   with   that  cab ss   which   trained
men retain oven iu their utter despair,
had already tossed Meagher aside, and
was at the operator's bench, hurriedly
ordering the wrecking crew, and doctors. Manning raced away for doctors
in Brentford, and outside.'in the darkness, was tho sound of a handcar being
dragged upon the track.
"Tic! Tic-a-tie! Tic-u tic-tic a-tie! "
the littlo instrument throbbed its message.    "Tic-a-tic-tic!"
A wavering something staggered betwixt Allan nnd the light. The operator did not look up, but he knew instinctively thnt it was young Stevely, A
moment later fhe tinkle of a boll clanged into the almost perfect stillness iu
which the only other voice, the ticking
of the telegraph instrument, sounded
tenso ami awful.
"Is that Central? Givo me the Saranac Club House. I dou't know tho
number. For God's sake, hurry, hurry,
hurry, hurry, if you want tu save lives''
Hurry up!    Hurry up!"
Silence again, save for the relentless ticker. Stevelv had -leaned back
against the wall; Allan, bent over the
Bounder, was uncannily conscious of his
ashen face and unseeing eyes.
"What aro you doing?" queried Manning, staggering iu with a couple of
doctors at his heels.
"She's ringing them," muttered
.Stevely, as though he hu* never heard
the query. "Club Houso—fifty rods
from the track! Noticed it on my way
down—maybe somebody sloops "there
But Manning und the men with him
were gone, and a moment later there
camo from outside the eerie sound of
the hand-car clunking away in the dark-
ness.   Allan \s face was wliite with pity.
"Hello!" cried Stevelv into the telephone. "Saranac Club House? Got a
lantern—get a lantern, quick. Run up
to the track—stop the first train—stop
a  train, I  say—any  train.'"
His voice quivered with the agony
of suspense.
,,L'Auy,    t'"ai"-"     repoatod    Stovely.
Stop em. Two of 'em running into
one another right this minute. Understand?—under—it's up to vou. For
Gced's sake, run! Vou've got five minutes. Hollo! Got a lantern that won't
blow out, and run—run—"
"He's gone," the young man muttered; as, drop,dug the receiver, ho turned
a ghastly face upon Allan, his only
auditor. After tho nervous, quivering
excitement of his voice, tho ticking of
the instrument seemed to burst forth
with renewed force. Tic-n-tic! Tic-a-
tic! It told the young fellow that Allan, experienced railroader, counted as
infinitesimal the chances to averting
ruin by the telephone.
Fifty rods to tho track. An old man
racing against two trains, both whirling
to headlong destruction at lightning
speed. Allan's look grew tense, as
though ho expected every moment to
hear, across the intervening miles of distance, the mighty crash, the sizzling,
hissing steam, the erics of agony, to
fool tho impact and to soo the red flames
leap up. Stevely leaned against tho
wall, weak as from a fever. Old
Meagher, prone upon the sofa, stirred
fitfully, slowly waking to tho ruin his
forgetfulness had wrought.
'' Ting-a-ling!    Ting-a-ling!''
Stevely, swinging sharply, reached for
the receiver. In tho same instant he
shot forward, utterly collapsed, against
tho operator's table. Allan caught the
receiver, and listened intently for the
distant message.
"Thank God!" ho exclaimed.
And then, forgetful for the first and
last time in his life of his immediate
duty, ho dropped to his knees and hugged the unconscious Stevely whom he
could barely see with eyes that were
dimmed by tears of fervent gratitude.
"God bless you!" he muttered, chokingly-
For the message told of the saved;
of two trains halted, panting, red-eyed,
within a few feet of one another, waiting orders—and told too, for Stevely,
oblivious of it all, that soon, vory soon,
the girl from White Springs would be
at his side, safe and sound, welcoming
the man whom the L. & R. could no
longer disregard just as loyally as, half
an hour earlier, she would havo welcomed that same man whon the L. i- R.
counted  his value ns nothing.
Thoy fished together, he and she.
Beside the babbling mountain brook,
He used minnows small for bait,
She used a sweet but saucy look.
When they quit the noisy stream
Tho maiden's homo they- sought.
He hadn't hooked a single thing,
But a "sucker" she had caught.
If I had my- way in creation
I'd add a new mouth to tho year,
A season for doing the joblets
Which mock us when  now they appear.
Thc sun should shine brightly for farming.
Sufficient to lighten your load,
But never enough to distract you
With dreams of a spin on the road.
The rain should come down with a patter
While indoors you tinkered with zeal,
But never the drops should engender
A thought of rod and a reel.
Then June, with its riot of roses,
And other months all should be clear.
The patented month of Sometimeber
Would take all the work of the year. iK  HQSMKH  TiMK-
A Husband by Proxy
(O-Tricfct, 1.90*, wj P.——d VlUG-waH, Im.)
f" Jerold Garrison, a penniless criminologist, opens an oflice in New York.
His first client is a young and beautiful womau evidently of the upper classes. She requires his services to procure
her a husband—a spurious husband, for
a time. Garrison accepts the oflice himself, when a secoud client appears. This
client wishes him to work on a murder
case. He accepts this also. This commission necessitates his departure for
Hickwood, N.Y., and he calls on his
first client to tuke instructions, and to
i explain his movements. She has informal ed him that his name is to be Fairfax,
and under this name he meets her disagreeable relations. These relations, an
uncle, an aunt, and a cousin, show marked hostility to Mr. Fairfax, Garrison's
pseudonym, but he gets a private inter
view with his supposed wife, who, be
fore he leaves, gives hiin a leather case,
containing two valuable necklaces. Garrison departs for Hickwood on the murder case and is the victim of an at-
■ tempted burglary, apparently with thc
necklaces as its object. Pursuing his
search for murder clues, he discovers a
poisoned cigar near the spot where the
deed was committed. Following up this
J discovery, to his horror he finds that his
client-wife was niece to the murdered
man, and gave him the cigars of which
this one. Gradually the web of evidence
seems to grow around the girl until
there seens no escape from thc conclusion that she is tho guilty one. Meanwhile she disappears from the auto iu
which Garrison and she were driving, on
Brooklyn Bridge. Garrison institutes a
1 search for her.
CHAPTER x/.—(Continued)
New Happenings
"E climbed the stairs, wandered aim
lessly   through   the   rooms,   sat
dowu,   waited,   somewhat   impatiently, tried to think what were best to
do,   worried    himself    about   Dorothy
again, and finally made up his mind she
might attempt to wire hiin at his oilice
address.    Calling  up  the  housekeeper,
he gave her strict instructions against
admitting any of the Robinsons—au or-
. x der which the womau received with apparent gratification.   They were merely
to bc referred to himself, at this address, should they come upon the scene.
I     He started off.   He had barely closed
the door and heard the womau put on
the   chain,  and  was  turning  to  walk
fi down the brownstone stops when Theo-
\   dore, half-way up, panting from haste,
confronted him, face to face.
For a moment the two stood staring
at each other in surprise. Garrison was
first to break the silence.
'' You came a little late, you see. 1
|i> have just issued orders you are not to
be admitted to this house again, except
with my special permission.
"By Heaven, you Weil see about
that!" said Theodore. "I'll have you
put under arrest!''
"Try it," said Garrison, grinuiug in
his face. "A charge of abduction, plus
a charge even larger, may cause you
more than mere annoyance. You've been
looking for trouble with me, and you're
bound to havo it. Let me warn you
tbat you are up against a number of
tacts that you may have overlooked—
and you may hear something drop!"
"You think you've boon clever, here
and in Woodsite, I suppose," said Theodore, concealing both wrath and alarm.
"I could drop a couple of facts on you
that would fade you a little, 1 reckon.
And this house isn't yours yet! "
"I wonder how many lessons you are
going to need," answered Garrison coldly. "If you put so much as your hand
inside this building, I'll have you ar-
reBtcd for burglary. Now, mind what 1
Bay—and get out! "
"til see you later, all right)" said
Robinson, glaring for a moment in impotent rage, and he turned and retreated
from the place.
Garrison, with his mind made up to a
coup of distinct importance, was presently headed for his room in Forty-
fourth Street. Before he left the Subway he went to a waiting-room, replaced
the long mustache upon his face—the
one with which he had started away in
the morning—and walked the few short
blocks from the station to his house.
The street was nearly deserted, but
the "shadow" he had duped in the
morning wns on watch, still undismissed
from duty by young Robinson.
Garrison went up to him quietly—and
suddenly showing his gun, pulled away
the false mustache.
"I'm the man you've been waiting
to follow," he said. "Now, don't say a
word, but come on."
"Hell!" said the mau.
He shrugged his shoulders and was
sooon up in Garrison's room.
on two separate charges, and I'll do so
in a wink, if you try to double-cross
me in the slightest particular.''
"I haven't done anything but that
one job at Branchville," said the mau
in  alarm.    "What aro  you giviu' me
a , . °
"What'a your name?" demanded
"Tuttle," said the fellow, aftor a moment of hesitation. "Frank Tuttle."
"All right, Tuttle. Y'ou furnished
Theodore Robinson with information
concerning my movements and, in addition to your burglary at Branchville,
you have made yourself accessory to a
plot to commit a wilful murder."
"I didn't! By Heaven. I didn't!"
Tuttle answered. "I didn't have anything to do with that."
"With what?" asked Garrison. "Y'ou
see you plunge into every trap I lay,
almost before it is set."
He rose, wont to his closet, never
without his eye on his man, searched on
the floor and brought forth the cold iron
bomb. This he abruptly placed ou Tuttle's knee.
Tuttle shrank in terror.
"Oh, Lord! I didn't! I didn't know
thoy went in to do a thing like that!"
ho said. "I've been pretty desperate, I
admit, .Mr. Garrison, but 1 had no hand
in  this!"
Tho sweat oa his forehead advertised
his fear. He looked at Garrison in a
stricken, ghastly manner that almost
excited pity.
"But you kuew that two of Robinson's assassins were t-o moot ine iu the
park," said Garrison. "You procured
their services—and expected to read of
au accident to me in tho papers the
following morning,''
Ho was risking a more conjecture, but
it went very near to the truth.
"So help me, I didn't go so far as
that!" said Tuttle. "I admit I stole
the letter up at Branchville, and soot it
to Robinson nt once. I admit I followed you back to New Y'ork and told him
all I could. But i only gave him the
names unci addresses of the dagoes, and
I never knew what they had to do! "
Garrison took the bomb and placed it
on his bureau.
"Very good," he said. "That makes
you, as I said before, an accomplice to
the crime attempted—in addition to the
burglary, for which I could send you
up. To square this off you il go to work
for me, and begin by supplying the
names anel addresses of your friends.''
Tuttle was a picture of abject fear
ami defeat. His jaw hung down; his
eyes were bulging in thoir sockets.
"You—you moan you'll give me a
chance?" lie said. "I'll do anything you
ask, if onlv vou will!''
now ami go to young Robinson, but not
at the house in Ninety-third Street."
"Why not.'" inquired Tuttle. "It's
the regular place "
"I've ordered him not to enter the
house again," interrupted Garrison.
■'By the way, should he attempt to do
so. or ask you to get in there for him,
ugree tee his instructions apparently, and
let me know without delay."
"Thank you for giving me a
chance." saiel Tuttle. who had risen
from his chair. "You'll never regret it.
I'm sure. "
"All right," said Garrison.
lie gave the astonished mar
friendlv grip and bade him "So
at tho door.
A few minutes later, dressed iu his
freshest apparel, he hastened cent to
gulp down a cop of strong coffee at an
adjacent cafe, then beaded downtown
for the ferry.
a   ti nn.
A4Maa in the Ca&e
Tin1 hour was just after four o'clock
when Garrison stepped fnnn u cub in
Hackataclc Street, .Jersey (.'ity, and
stood tor a moment looking at ihe*red*
brick building numbered 937.
Jt was a shabby, siuoki'-soilnl. neglected dwelling) wilh signs of life utterly  lucking.
Made wary by bis Central I'urk experience, Garrison had come there-armed with his gun and suspiciously alert,
liis cabman was instructed to wait.
Without apparent hesitation Garrison
ascended the chalk-marked steps and
rang the bell.
Almost immediately the door was
opened, by a small and rather pretty
young woman, dressed ii: good taste, in
the best of materials, and wearing a
very fine diamond ring upon her linger.
Behind Iter, as Garrison instantly discerned, were rich and costly furnishings, singularly out of keeping with
the shabby exterior of the place.
"How do you do?'r he said, raising
his hat. "Is my wife, Mrs. Fairfax—
"Oh," interrupted the lady. "Won't
you please eome in? She hardly expected
you to eome so promptly. She's lying
down to take a rest."
Garrison entered and wa.s shown to
a, parlor on the left. It, too. was furnished in exceptional richness, but the
air was close and stuffy, and the whole
place uncomfortably dark.
"If you'll please sit down I'll go
and tell her you have come," said his
hostess,   "Excuse   me."
Tho smile on her face was somewhat
forced and sad, thought Garrison. litis
feeling of suspicion had departed.'
Left alone, he strode across the room
minute, then tears abruptly filled her
eyes, and she lowered her gaze to the
"Thank you. Jerold," she murmured,
and a thrill went straight to hi.- heart.
"I am very much worried, ami very
unhappy—but 1 haven't done anything
wrong—and nothing like tnut!—not
even a wicked thought like that—1 loved my uncle very dearly.*'
She broke down and turned away to
give vent to an outburst of grief.
"There, there," -aid Garrison after
a moment. "We must do the best we
can. If you will tell ine more, my help
is likely  to be greater."
Dorothy dried her eyes and resumed
her courage heroically.
"I haven't asked you to be seated
nil this time," she said apologetically.
"Please do—and I'll tell you ail "l
Garrison took a chair, while Dorothy
sat. near him. He thought he had never
seen her in a mood of beauty more completely enthralling than this one of
helplessness and bravery combined.
'•We are quite, well—secure from being overheard.'" he suid.
She went at once nnd closed the door.
' ■ Alice would never listen, greatly
as she is worried." she said. "'Ir was
sh • who met you at the door—L-'oster's
Garrison nodded. He wa.s happy onh
wheu she came  once more to  her seat.
"This is your stepbrother's home?"
he inquired. " Is he here V'
"This is Alice's property," Dorothy
corrected. " But that's wuy ahead of
the story. Vou told ine my uncle wa>
poisoned by my cigars. How eould thai
possibly have been.' How did you find
it out?   How was ii done*?*'
(To be continued).
'Isn't he to be seen today?" he ask- j alighted   on  the  masts  and  decks.     A I more or less mythical collections alleged
I few disappeared in the night, but many I to  have  preceded  it,  .such  as   xor °iu-
••J'm afraid his features won't be I hid away in the cabins and the hold I stance, that of Osvmandyas, who reign-
visible," was the reply. of the ship.   After a trip of some forty   ed in Egypt, it is'said, 'some seventeen
•'Oh, I suppose you keep him wrap-1 days the vessel reached Kngland. and hundred 'vears before Christ, and the
ped up m cotton wool when a job like ■ from their hiding places in tiie ship library mentioned bv Diodorus Siculus
this is on," .said the American, but the I quire a number of these buiterfliei!! as having been set up at Sm-*a, the capi-
young  officer  only  laughed  gooduutur-j emerged  and (lew ashore.    Tims an en-: tal of the Persian king.*,.
IT has been said that Kiug George V.
would rather command a battleship
or collect postage stamps than reign
over a nation. Tlis connection with the
Navy has been one of the few interesting
features in a somewhat colorless existence, ami is largely responsible for that
measure of popularity which he enjoys.
Of the many sketches of this somewhat
mysterious royal personage that have
recently appeared in the press, the New
York Sun praises as "the most intelligent and interesting." tlie following,
from the pen of Mr. Curtis Brown, Loudon, correspondent of tlie Springfield
"To begin with, George V. will be the
first English monarch since the Stuart
days of whom it was possible to say that
he is wholly ami indisputably Knglish.
Even his grandmother, Queen Victoria,
spoke Knglish with a German accent,
although she was intensely English in
sentiment. The pro-German inclinations
of the first four Georges were notorious,
and most of them could hardly understand the language of the country over
which they had been called to rule. . .
. . . George speaks no language but
English. He had the usual drilling at
school in thc European tongues, of
course, but so soon as bis formal education was finished he promptly forgot all
edly. j tirely new species of butterfly wa
Finally,  when  he   hul   been   shown   troduecd into tho Briti-*h Isles,
everything there wa.- to .-ee. the Ameri-1     Ships engaged in the fruit trade
visited by a miscellaneous collection ot
an went to say good*by to the captain.:
who asked him if he had seen all he
"Well, the fact is. f haven't seen the
man 1 wanted most to see, the Prince."]
"Tie-    Prince: *'    said    the    captain. |
queer creatures. Concealed in bunches
of bananas there may be poisonous rep
tiles and insects that have traveled hall
round the globe. They may bite or
sting the hand of some receiver of fruit
Why, man. you have been with him j or they may lie killed before thev have
for the last two hour.-." inflieted   injury.     Frequently,   however.
"Was that the Prince?" the Ameri-j they escape ashore; and should the new
can shouted. "Well, captain, you just
give him my compliments and tell him
that I have gone ashore tu kick niy-
On the domestic side he is all that
could be desired by the most home loving Englishman. . . ."In fact." said
my informant at court, "all that we can
complain of i- that the Prince is too
domestic for a man in his position. He
never i- seen at the club.-, and seldom
at the theatre or opera. Ilis idea of a
pleasant evening i.s to sit at home by
the hie. with a book, while his wife j and from ;
sits at  his side with  her knitting.    He! strange  hu
To tin* collection started by Ptolemy
] Soter there was added another by PtoJ-
rejemy   Philadelphia,   which   was  in   time
further    augmented    until,    as   already
stated, ir  numbered 300,000 volumes.
In 47 B.C. the library in that section
of the Alexandrian institution known as
the Serapeum, however, increased in
numbers until it exceeded the whole of
the former collections.
One interesting donation to this library was that of 200,000 volumes, from
climate prove congenial, they may iu a the Peruragean Library, presented bv
very short time produce a progeny that , Mark Anthony t« Cleopatra.
will eventually spread to nt. small ex- The library at Alexandria suffered
tent. Venomous snakes of the tropics plundering- on various occasions, but it
have thus been introduced into land.- remained practically intact until A.D.
where none were ever known to exist 850, when it was destroyed by the Sara-
bei'ore. Moths of a destructive nature eens undei orders of the Caliph Omar,
constantly migrate in fruit-ships. Num Thus disappeared a noble collection that
erous immigrants in the shape uf bee, had endured some nine hundred and
are brought in with flowers and plants., thirty year-.
Insects   from   tin'   West    Indies   have,      h'is' a   curious  fuel,  j-i   view  of  th.?
been brought  by the millions conceal allegation of Omar that, "if the writ-
in the beautiful Easter lily blossoms, ings of the Greeks agree with the Kor-
parts of the world come an. they ar- useless, and need not bo
hidden away  in the cup    preserved:   if  they   disagree,  thev  are
caio nothing in the way of amusement , like blooms of orchid-. I pernicious, and ought to be destro'ved "
or sport, as it generally i- understood. Not all the newcomers are obnoxious, that ih" Saracens should afterwards
except for shooting, and he has a per-home being of distinct value to then collect large libraries of infidel litera-
fect passion for that. Hut even shooting adopted eount-v, their introduction in a hire, such as those at Tripolis in Svria.
won't induce him to accept an in vita -| way frequently working out the prob and at Cordova in Spain, which latter
lion from any of the new nobility or i lem of th«' destruction of some pest. collection embraced 250 000 volumes,
the others of whom the King (Edward) In addition tu the assortment oi
was so fond. It is a safe prediction J queer Insects nut on the ships invoice
that his court will be a much quieter that are brought into port may be cited
one than his father's, but tli,* names some odd items uf cargo regularly list
uf those about it will be much more ed. Of the.-e. perhaps one uf the strung
familiar to those who have studied Kng ; est ever known wa- a cargo of five
Ush history. \ thousand cats, shipped from Hamburg to
Current Verse
"He is not likely to have the personal
popularity of hi. lather, for the reason
thut he has not the late King's wonderful memory for names and faces and
incidents. King Edward never forgot
a name or a face, and years after he
has met a mau he can recall the circumstances perfectly. Hi* also is very
thoughtful in remembering anniversaries ami the like and in sending kindly
messages. The Prince is just as Kind,
but lie simply doesn't understand how
a message from him can give pleasure
to anyone, and on occasions when it is
absolutely necessary that he should send
one he has to be urged to do so. He is
terribly conscientious, aud once he realizes it is his duty to extend these formal
courtesies, he will be most punctUlious,
but his actions of this kind never will
have the genuine spontaueitv of his
father's  ....
"Iri conclusion it is my duty to refute
a slander which has gained currency in
Kngland and America. It is that he
drinks to excess. Nothing could be
farther from thc truth. Perhaps when
he was a young sa'lnr he may have joined some of his messmates in a spree and
have taken too much grog, but for years
he has been the most temperate of Tnen.
He is no connoisseur of wines like his
father, and he seldom takes anything
more to drink than a couple of glasses
of claret at dinner. Any one who could
see him as I did the other day, looking
iu the very pink of condition, would
realize at once that he was looking at
a man to whom temperance and fitness
"are almost a religion."
Tandem—Simula, Leader; Glory, Wheeler.    Owner, A. M. Nanton, Winnipeg
The fellow whom Garrison had taken
into camp had once attempted detective
work himself and failed. He was not at
all a clever being, but rather a crafty,
fairly reliable employee of a somewhat
shady "bureau" with which young
Robinson was on quite familiar terms.
He was far from being a coward. It
was he who had followed Garrison to
Branchville, rifled his suit-case, and
been captured by the trap. Despite the
fact that his hand still bore the evidence
of having tampered with Garrison's possessions, he had dared remain on the
job because lie felt convinced that Garrison had never really seen him and
eould uot, therefore, pick him up.
Sullen in his helplessness, aware that
his captor must at last have a very great
advantage, he complied with Garrison's
command about him inquiringly.
"What do you want with me any*
how!" he said.   "What's your game?"
"Mine is a surer game than yours,"
said Garrison, seating himself with his
back to the window, and the light therefore all on his visitor's face. "I'm going to tell you first what you are up
The man shifted uneasily.
"You haven't got anything to hold
me on," he said. "I've got my regular
license to follow my trade."
"I was not aware the State was issuing licenses to burglars," said Garrison.
"Gome, now, with that hand of yours,
what's the use of beating around the
bush. If my suitcase had nipped you
by thc wrist instead of the fingers, I'd
have captured you red-handed in the
The fellow thrust his hand in his pocket. His face, with two days' growth
of beard upon it, turned a trifle pale.
"I'd rather work on your side than
against you," he ventured. "A man has
to make a living."
"You've come around to the point
rather more promptly than I expected,"
said Garrison. "For fear that you may
not keep your word, when it comes to a
pinch, I'll inform you I can send you up
"Look here, Tuttle, your willingness
to do anything lias put you where you
are. But I'll give you a chance, with
the thorough understanding that the
minute you attempt the slightest treachery you'll go up in spite of all you can
do. First, we'll have the names of the
Tuttle all but broke down. He was
not a hardened criminal. He had merely
learned a few of the tricks by which
crime may bc committed, and, having
failed in detective employment, had no
substantial calling and was willing to
attempt even questionable jobs, if the
pay were found sufficient.
He supplied the names aud addresses
of the men who had done young Robinson 's bidding in Central Park. Garrison
jotted them dowu.
"I suppose you know that I am in the
detective business myself," he added,
as he finished the writing.
"I thought so, but I wasn't sure,"
said Tuttle.
"You told young Robinson as
"He hired me to tell him everything."
"Exactly. How much do yon expect
to tell him of what is going on today?"
"Nothing that you do not instruct,"
said Tuttle. still feeling insecure. "That
is, if you meant what you said."
"I meant it," said Garrison, "meant
it all. You 're at work for me from this
time on—and I expect the faithfulness
of an honest man, no matter what you
mav have been before."
"You'll get it," said Tuttle. "I
only want a show to start oil' square
anei right. . . . Wlint do you want
me to do?"
"There is noWiing of great importance just at present, except to remember who is vour boss." answered  Car
and glanced at a number ot pictures
hung upon thc walls. They were excellent oils, one or two by master
Dorothy must have slept lightly, if
at all. Carrison's back was still turned toward the entrance when her footfall came to his ear. She came swiftly
iuto the apartment.
"Oh, you were very good to come so
soon!" she said in a tone made low for
none but him to hear. "[ wired you,
both at your house and office, not more
thun an hour ago.''
"I got the message sent to the
house,'1 he said. "It came as a great
relief,'' He paused for a moment, looking in her eyes, which were raised to his
own appealing!}-. "Why did you run
away?—and how did you do it?" he
asked her. "I didn't kuow what in the
world to think or do."
Her eyes were lowered.
"I had to—I mean, I simply obeyed
an impulse," she confessed.
In aa almost involuntary outburst she
added: "I am in very great trouble.
There is no one in the world but you
that cau give me any help."
All the pain she had caused him was
forgotten in the joy of that instant.
How he longed to take her iu his arms
and fold her in security against his
breast! And he dared not even be tender.
"I nm trying to help you, Dorothy,'
lie said, "but I was utterly dumfound-
ed, there in the crush ou the bridge.
Where elid you go?"
"I inn nlong anil was helped to es-
cupc the* traffic," she explained. "Then
TATEMEXTS to the effect that the
original Panama Canal, as planned
by the French, has now been dug,
and that only the American enlargement
remains to lee excavated, are rife in the
daily papers. This way of putting the
present status of the great ditch, which
originates with no less an authority
than the Canal Record, is regarded as
unfortunate by many engineers. The
Engineering Magazine (New York), asserts that it is "untrue in the sense
which will certainly be conveyed to the
average reader," and goes on to say:
"The yardage excavated may indeed
equal Hint required by the* plans for the
,    .    . .    ,, 'original canal';  but  it does not come
about them, declaring emphatically that  trnm witlllD tll0 ;,„„ or ]ilnits l>( those
Yokohama, feer use in battling with a
pest ui mice in Japanese towns,   This  She   studi
shipment   of  what   Shakespeare  called j Lea
•-tl*1  harmless necessary eat"  proved      And th'
a  wise  one.   seeing  thai   the*   pestered   She   '".'"'
i<!   them
"Macbeth"   anel
■ King
Japs were  thus  enabled  tee
selves cef their little nuisances,
Tlie Haytian government once eles
patched a vessel to Kingston, Jamaica,
there to take on a cargo of many male
I   of   long  ago;
are'   "perfectly  glor-
Tlie teacher she loves tells her
What she likes are tin- antics of
An.l stories with "sparkle and go."
and female vultures Uf the "John I Long hourR over Kipling and Dickens—
('row" variety. It appears that the! She is only a school girl, you kuow.
statesmen   of 'the   black   republic   had .... .
in a spasm of reform, decided upon the!' '",' k,'"T "','    ,    , l'l'.v""'-*1 culture,"
establishment  of  a  street-cleaning de-L, A!'.'' I''a*>'a[basketball with her might;
partmeiit in Jacmel.    Unman labor be-' st".''",'" Latu* l""1 algebra problems
ing  teeo   expensive   there   at   the  time, i ,..p".'1 V""'r," !"'-v
they determined, upon  learning of the e " hat *)''; llk"s la tu lii"1
wonderful   scavenger   qualities   of   the •
Jamaican   vultures,  to  enlist  their  ai*l
Ch night.
ce until inorn-
tii ruffles all frilly and pink,
i To
Or to
up the drive  lu a   motor,
ily roll 'round at the rink.
toward the accomplishment cef their
sanitary project. The vultures were obtained through thc* courtesy of the government of Jamaica, and for a while
the scheme of the Haytians workeel
well. It was founel difficult, however,
to keep tlie vultures "on the job" at
Jacmel, inasmuch as they had business
elsewhere when once they had cleaned I what   she "likes  is  the
up tlie Haytian town pretty well. tt WM0W
Gay twee steps that ting]
She practices Grieg an.l Mozkowski,
Though  ber  brain  wanders otf iu a
clreii in;
She goes to hear symphony concerts
With   the   Damrosch  expounding  tho
waltz   of   the
rpHERE are people in every large city
X.     who make a business of buving up
The resonant chorus
Or the lav of the '
if "Boola,"
Little Chauffeur.'
g up.
,, .       . . .     ■   ,      - i She goes to hear "Julius Caesar,"
old    used     photographic     plates,      win,   ..,,, i     i.    , , »   •   . ,   e
, -, ,-      r, m, .i     with   notebook,  not    nst  as a  lark:
cleaning and reselling them.    Thev get   01.- ,•; ;i„ <•„  ...        .    '•    .1
.1   • , .,   Hj. .,       -, *i      ^he \1s1ts Creek casts 111 the museums
their   supply   mostly   from   the   photo-        \„i  te.„,  1, . u„.    . si.    Z,
,      ' * ,- ,   • .  ,.      J And sketches bare trees in tlio park.
graphers who make a specialty ot com- 1 vvio.i-  .lea  1:1..    ;„    m.,   i      11
' ■  , -,,    1    -,. a..   1 What  sue  likes  is    .Maude    Adams   as
niercial  or newspaper illustration.    No
' Peter,
one knows how many thousands of these j     ()r ,L  *0|i
squares of  glass are  sold  every week.   A   eomrade   ,,,
el Hippodrome show,
laugh   with—and  cara-
She is only a school girl, you kuow.
English was quite good enough for a
his wants. He doesn 't like foreigners.
and, in fact, one of his father's chief
trials lay in persuading him to be ordinarily civil to diplomats and distinguished visitors whom it was his duty as heir
apparent to the throne to meet. "Why
should I see the brutes?" he is reported
to have asked recently when a number
of distinguished European statesmen
were visiting London and he was called
on to receive them.   The King explained
plans, anel its removal does not accomplish the excavation of a waterway corresponding in position or dimensions to
that original canal. There is not, of
course, even a distant approach to the
completion   of   any   sort   of   a   canal
through which vessels can pass.    In thet;."        , , "  \
public imagination, however, this head-1 ^.^.^l^L^P^A'8?^ J
line (which is being immediately seized
but the number must be enormous in the
While  it   is  the  custom    for   photo
graphers to preserve carefully all plates
that they think mny be of future value.'
thev discard  a great  many more than!  .
tbey keep.    A (inn of newspaper photo ' s1"' s:l,v tnat '"' waa fsr,,l"K •" Put
graphers.   feer   instance,   will  send   out      The questiou  long expected.
several  men  to   get.   pictures   of snow ; sllv tapped the c-ir|.e!  with her foot
scenes or of spring in the suburbs or of      A"'1  l,"'i  '" lool< collected
Bummer nt the1 seaside.   Each will bring!
back  half a  dozeii   views.    Onlv  three   An'- :,s *"<' waited for the man
or four will be selected as being worth; .   '" ;IS.U that fateful i|iiestion
preserving.   The other twenty cer tliirty
plates wil! be dumped  into a  big box
with   the  othor  discards  to   await  the
coming of the glassman.
The  average   selling   price   for the
Across her aging features ran
.Sanguineous congest idn.
The rose her cheek incardined
Was followed by the lily,
plate of ordinary size Is throe dollar's"n j ^.f0'!'. o"s,1',(.r ,li.stres.sliof wind
thousand. These plates cost the photographer originally about eighty cents a
dozen. By means of nn acid bath the
dark covering is quickly removed, aud
the glass becomes as clear as though it
had never been used. Some of these
plates are sold to manufacturers to be
recoatcd with the sensitive film and to
She really felt quite silly.
At length he stammered out the word,
The word so leeiig awaited,
That made the* maiden, when she heard,
So deeply agitated.
'' Beg   pardon,
and displayed broadcast by tlie daily
press) will inevitably create a very
positive  impression  that  there  i.s  now,
that it was necessary tor him to be civil, substantially complete, a waterway
and he acquiesced and was formally wlli(,h shouW ,,„ ,ls S!.rvieeablc as the
polite, but he hurried through the cere-:o|u, p].^,,,,,, by thc milU)ritv of the In-
moiiy us quickly as possible. | ternational   Board   of   Engineers,   and
King George detests cards and hardly later ..a0pt(,a bv Congress, and that all
can be persuaded tie take a hand when ! the timo wl|ich >wil] cl t-rom „ow un.
he is staying at n country house. He; til the ca al is aettiafiy opened is re-
cares nothing tor racing tor which his, ,;,.,,, for thp enlargement due to the
father had a passion, anel he cares even I i,.i,„„„„„  ;„ „i„„  ,„„,-i„  „„Kc«„„n„t  i,,-l
far greater number, however, are dis
poseel of to dealers who sell them to |
people who are fond of making passe- |
partout pictures. Still more find their
way to greenhouse men and those gardeners who have acres of "cold
frames," where vegetables aro propagated under glass. A few are used as
decorative or protective features around
flower beds iu suburban estates.
His  voice was quite  unsteady—
"I simply had to ask you this."
She lind her answer ready.
"Why should you not, sir?" she began;
"I'm glad to give my answer.
'Tis eighteen years, kind Census-man,
Since first my life began, sir."
less for entertaining, while his father's  0rdor of the President '
love for surrounding himself with clever      <,Tljis   eI,iargement' is   nevertheless
people made his court the most brilliant | on0rmouji.   In the notes alreadv quoted,
in Europe,    lie ills
Id. detests!
it is explained that by Presidential or-
11 got a car, with my mind made up   lirst settled there,
to  come  over  here just  as  soon  us  JI ues:
could.    Tllis  is the  homo  of  my step
brother's  wife—Mrs.  Foster  Durgin.   I
hnel   to   cecitie  over  and—und   warn—1
mean, I line] to come, and so I came."
He  had  felt  her  disappearance  had
nothing to elo with the  vanishing of
Hour.   Her statement confirmed
foreign politics and high diplomacy, but i ,,„ ,,„, t(,tili oxcavation was rai<,e(l from
is thoroughly posted on home and colon- j less -,,,,„ 1M 000,000 to nearlv 175,000,-
lal affairs. This was shown when the ; ono eubic varus, This •„ an (neni;m ot
South African generals visited London a|)0ut 70 ' ,ont *„ oxoavatlDg ^„n0.
after the Boer War. King Edward ; il|u, ,v;,ei,'tlie locks .dam s, and auxiliary
"could not forget that these men had features are considered the increase is
been in rebellion against linn and while ; ,nueh gro.lt(,r „et ,t is extraordinary,
his exquisite tact enabled him to be indeed, that, while the original plans
polite to them he had no desire to lion- cou]d bc ad0ptod 01llv after vcars of in.
he them.' The then Prince of Wales vostigation, stu.lv, and deliberation, dc-
" stepped into the breach and surpnz- partlfrea fr0,„ tj„„,0 plan8 lm,itip|vi„g
ed the men from the veldt by his inti-, .,,„ (.ost ,„ „a, ,.„„„,,.' sllouM ,„.',;,.„],,
mate knowledge oi all that had.happen- autocratically by Presidential order.
ed in South Africa since the white man Unaer  no  Administration  except  that
TEARS :   j
I When   I   consider   Life   and   its   few
.   I years—
.in'iK, I * wisP of foK betwixt us and the stin;
el-Hi*      \   ,...ee  ...  1.„*.!..    1  .... i—ij.1-   i	
TIIE   words   "esquire"   ami   "
ter"   are   among   those
use,  and   yet   most   eet'   us   wenelc!   be
rather  puzzled   to  say  in   precise   Ian-. . ,   .    , -    ,, , ,
gunge what  we 1 mt by them.    In a   A      V^'.''''1 '" H'C graSS; "'"1 h0Ur °f
A call to battle, and the battle dono
Ere the lust echo dies within our ears;
what   we  	
"..nt county court ens.''in  England a   mi ?*..'Ji   .        .        ,
schoolmaster    was    ruled    out    of    the' Th° gU,stS.thnt 1>a8t " darkening shore
"gentleman" or "esquire'' list.   Brit-1
ish legal distinctions on this point have1
been anomalous, however.    The follow-j
ing are  not.  "gentlemen '':   a buyc
down an uulisteuing
.Mr. Brown coutin-
do beat;
The burst of music
■ I T wonder ut the idleness of tears. "•
sifks, a solicitor's clerk cut of' i-egular ! V.<\ 'f'}'. "M ,lc!"11- ,"?'1 >T, "f .*"t"-*jgbt,
work, a commission agent, and nn audit ' l"t,til "S :""' 1,!'nl" :1'"' k,"'l"'rs of th»
office clerk.   On the other hnnd, the foi- „„     °rj F'      e
lowing huve bee, 1,1 "gentl on"— ?? ,ncr-v '.'"'' "f !0rrow """ >'ou had.
viz., on,' following country pursuits and    L°T '"". ,"""' '":""- :""1 mako m8 8ee
a   silent   partner   in   some   business,  a   „ v?? .,  ,     ,     ,   ,
 .lie,,] student, a dismissed coal agent   "mv <"■>•}< h->"< ''•"■'* what once ho stay
rison. "You may be obliged to double
cross Robinson to a slight, extent, when
lie next hunts you up for your report. I his belief
He deserves a little of the game, no-    "Durgin?" Garrison repeated. "Did
matter  how  he  gets  it.    Take  his  In*  n't some Durgin, a nephew of  Hardy
structions the same as before. Tell him   claim the body, up at Branchville?"
you have lost me for a time. Report to I     Dorothy   was   pale   again,   but   reso
1110 promptly concerning his Instructions  lute.
and everything else.    Do you know the       -'Yes—Paul.       He's Foster's broth
address of my office?"
"Vou    told    me    you    had' neither
brothers nor sisters," Garrison remind
I ed her a little sternly. "These were not I
You have never been thero since I
was put on the case," saiel Tuttle with
commendable candor.
"All  right,"  said  Garrison,
down in the—
" I am told that there can be no doubt
thnt the Prince's genuine affability to
the former enemies of his country
hnel a lot lo do with the' speedy
reconciliation of the Boers to their
defeeat und their loyal acceptance of
Britisli rule* The thoroughness, with which tlie Prince hael
made himself master of e-**outh African
problems is typical of all his work-.
Every now and again he makes a speech
at some  public-  function that surprizes
which eiidcel March 4,  11)1111, it is likely
that such legislation under the guise of j |,;iV''; ,.
"A Wayside I.cue." bv Lizette
dwortlc Reese.
I dr
A knock on the door interrupted. The
landlady, a middle-aged woman who
rarely appeared at Garrison's room, was
standing on the landing when he went
to investigate, and holding a message
in her hand.
"A telegram for you," she said, and
halting for a moment, she turned an,d
retreated down the stairs.
Garrison tore tjje envelope apart,
pulled out the yellow slip anel read:
Please come over to 937 llacka-
tack Street, Jersey City, as soon
as possible.
It was Dorothy, across the Hudson.
A wave of relief, to know she was near
and wished to see him, swept over Garrison 's being.
"Here," he said to Tuttle, "here's
the address on a card. Report to me
there  at  six  o'clock  tonight.  Get  out
"It'sI forgotten?
They    nre    stepbrothers    only—by
everyone ley its grasp on the subject house Hies they were for the* most part
treated. Such a one was his famous I with, however, a plentiful sprinkling eet
"Wake Dp, England" speech, delivered largo greon Hies. Where they could
at a Guildhall banquet a few years ago,I have come from was a mystery: but
when he tried to arouse the country to they were a terrible nuisance, aiol, al
sense of how it was being distanced| though tin' crew swept off hundreds in
marriage. I thought I couhl leave ther
cent," she explained, flushing as she
tried to meet his gaze. "Please don'l
think I meant to deceive you very
'-It was a technical truth," he told
her; "but isn't it time you told me
everything? You ran off before I could
even reply to something you appeared
to wish to know.   You "
"But you don't suspect me?" she interrupted, instantly reverting to the
question she lind put before, in that, mo-
ineut of her impulse to run. "I couldn't
bear it if 1 thought you did! "
' - If I replied professionally, I should
say I dou't know what to think," he
said. "The whole affair is complicated.
As a matter of fact, I cannot seem to
■suspect you of anything wrong, but
you've got to help me clear it. as fast
as I can. "
She met his gaze steadily, for half a
in the race for the world's commerce by j a   net, their numbers were  not. greatly
the younger nations, including the Unit-1 diminished.
ed Slates  Another   singular   circumstance   was
To this day George has remained the   ileal,  although   uo   hind   was   in   sight,
bluff sailor, and  his  virtues and short-   large drngon-flies repentedly flew aerosc
ut   ■>!'   WOrk,    I   a   pels,.!,   living   on   :e    „ '",'■'"   "'.''.'f'1       ,    t,      - ,   ,.     ,-..,
1 ll..\vnii.-.-. Homer   his   sight,  and   David   his  little
lice,,,-;,.,!   w'...,.,   h.,-..-  I e.  under        A»i'le l'1-.ei.i legal ai.thori.y, i, iciav bel.
; saiel that Matthew Arnold eipl I the
difference in the English custom by an
assortion  that  signified  that  a  gentle
HOW SHIPS SPREAD SPECIES        man, or nny  ono  who i- ongagod  in a
PT1HE lin.ling of flies anel butterflies a ' "gentlemanly " occupation, is donomin*
X    long way out at soa Is not unusual,  "ted  "esquire,"  but   that   the  trades*
When a certain  vessel  had stood   man is entitled tee nothing better than
out  so'iie' thirtv miles from the shores  "mister.
of China a  plague eel' llies overtook it.!     Tho   English  themselves  .-ere   not   always  sure  in   making  the  distinction,
Neet   leeng ago   it   was   found   lev  one  who
took the trouble to investigate that ihe
railway companies vouchsafe the honor
id' "esquire    only iee those passengers
wl,,, care sufficiently about their social
\ hungered ol  weall lc and domain,
That   builded  greal   dust choked  cities,
And flowered the sun bnl ed plain;
thai   the   wnn  horde
Tl al
beams  were
full eef them that, the
eiiiniiiu  black
I'lieel ol 11 conquering logion
That boosted tho pride ol  its „
The sne-k of :e h.inelre ,| pities;
The thrill nl  the  steel .-king,.,I light;
Anel 1 he stmiii e,t 1 he \ictoi-■ paean
Like the call of the boost grew wild—
Wl  lo, through tho night  I heard it,
Th.* cry of 11 little child.
I dreamed of 11 nation in labor.
standing to     be  holders  of  lirst
season tickets
The real derivation cef the word "es-   \nd   the   pravei-«
quire" is, as most  people will remem-
comings are those 'it   tho man who fo!
lows the sea.
An excellent story of his modesty refers to the time wiien he was a young
officer on a warship which put in at
Nova Scotia to coal. A prominent American politician was at Halifax when
the vessel entered the port, unci in hope
of seeing the young Prince lie ubtaineel
permission to inspect tin* ship. Coaling
was in progress when he came on board,
and the captain, who was busy, turned
him over tee a young officer, who showed
him all over the ship. The officer's face
was begrimed with coal dust and his
uniform showed that he hael been called
from superintending tlie trimming of
the bunkers tee act us host to the visitor.
The American questioned him about the
ber,  ir„m  "escuyor"  -obi   French  for      Were with craving for gain defiled—
■shield-bearer"—and   bo   1     '-nine   to   When sharp through the night 1 heard
of a  tittle child.
licet,    vol*
.- ler,,  lib-
pi of ancient
The strain of the conqueror's paean
Wit!,  the blasphemous prayers grew
As clear through the nieh* I hearkened
The note eet ine- innn-child's plaint.
lee  applied   to  tl hief   retainers  of
the ship; and there was observed one I knights.    When the 1 Ial days passed
lurge, dark  butterfly  flitting across in   the word remaiuod,
the direction  of land without stopping   sintes  thnt   displav   on
to rest on tlie ship.    At this time the j more  than   one-hatf  c.r
nearest   land   was   the   Chusan   Island*-   enncs.
fully thirty miles oil. In  :,  way.  however, 11
Thero are many insee-ts that  migrate  raries arc far behind  th
from  one quarter of  the globe to an-  times, when i,  is considered thai, since   Tl„.„  ,  ,,,,,,, , „:  „ ,TP,„lni;„ fl,ture
other in vessels plying between distant   the invention ..I printing, the accui a-       Uve n  ,,,„,,,  tented nnd mild
ports.    Indeed, it, has been contended tion ■•! books for the gnat libraries has   ^,,1 ,.,,,-, tjiro„e|, mv ,i,.,
the spread of many varieties of injects  offered  uo very groat difficulties; and'
has been dependent on the ships of civil*   ihut. in the case ot' the ancients, every
ized  nations.    Winged  pee.sts and bless-   volume   of  their  collections   musl.   per-
ings  have been  continually  carried  toj force, be written by hnnd.    It is, there-
new coutrtrios by tlcis means. fore, somewhat  startling tee read that
Not sej many years ago a vessel from the Alexandrian Library, in Egypt,
the tropics was followed by a swarm of numbered no less than 70*0,000 volumes,
butterflies which persistently hovered twee centnrics before the Christian era.
about the rigging until the shore was This library, founded B.C. 290 bv I'tol
lost  in   the  mists.      Then   thc  insects | emy  s.eior.  entirely  overshadowed  the
lirongh mv
Th.' .-iv of :, littlo"child
''l:crc e Richard Lindner, ie: T
I  heard it,
l'i e stork has brought a little peach!"
Tin'   nurse  said  with  an  air.
I '111 mighty glad." tho father said,
"He elidii 't lering a pair!'' THE   TIMES,    HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Hosmer Times
One Year Une- Dollar ice Advance
1 Single Copies Five Cents Each
I'litelishi-il even" Thursday mornitigat Ilo-incr,
1'i-ili-h < eiliunljici.
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosiner
No. I'lo West     9.44
No. I'll Kast  18. 10
No. 212 Local East  9.27
No. ^11 Local West 20.15
No. 7 West Flyer 10. tt7
No, ** East Flyer 20.45
Change teu,U effect Sunday June I
No. i",l leaves Michel       0:15a. in.
Arrives at  Hosnier..,    10:00 a. in.
No. 252 leaves Rexford..      1:1.1 p. m.
Arrives at Hosmer ..     7:l.i p. in
The Times 'phono No. is 10.
John Bossio was n Fernie
Hosmer is having ;i potato©
famine this week.
Mrs. Mathieson was ;i Fornie
visitor on Tuesday.
Basket social, Monday evening ,-it opera house.
"Pay Day" the present month
Calls mt tin- 20th inst.
.Mis. A. Stewart, of Fornie,
was in town Saturday.
.M. L. McKinnou spent .-i few
days in Hillcrest this week.
Rev. and Mrs. Eby are spending thc week at Baynes Lake.
(I. \Y. McBride, of Nelson, was
in Hosmer on business Monday.
Mayor Sherwood Herchmer,
ut' Fornie, was in town last
A. II. Deinare. of Calgary,
transacted business hero on
Albert Lund was viewing the
sights in the lire works town
James Hixou, one of Fernie's
leading plumbers, spent Sunday
in llosmer.
Do you enjoy a pool game?
Drop in on .Sam .Snell. 51
Mr. and Mrs, II. L. Brown
were visiting friends in Fernie
hist Sunday.
Mrs. A. E. Hartwell, of Fernie, was visiting friends in
llosmer on Saturday.
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. .Joseph Aiollo, of Fernie,
Tuesday, August Oth.
Geo. Stephens, au old tinier
in llosmer. arrived Tuesday
I'roin a visit to England.
Miss Smith, the efficient assistant post mistress, is visiting
her parents at Granum, Alta.
G. F, Stevenson and .1. !S. T.
Alexander, of Fernie. were
Hosnier visitors on Saturday.
Mrs. A. B. Trites, of Fernie,
and her sister. .Miss Moresby,
drove through Hosmer on Tuesday.
Don'l forget the tree moving
picture show al tlie Queens
Hotel. Saturday evening from
<S::iO to II p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R, Jarvis, of
Lethbridge. are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Jarvis at the Royal
W, J. II. Brown, of surgical
instrument fame, dropped off
on Staui'day and reports business good.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier i> to visit
Fernie on the .'tilth inst. A
.short address of welcomo will
be given anil a response made
by Sir Wilfrid.
Lord   Hmdlip,  ii  director of
tin-   <e.   N,   Fi,   and   a    personal ,
friend of J. J. Mill, was in   Fernie on Sunday,
Ou account of I ho exposil ion
al Toronto, tho ('. I'. R. will
sell round i rip i ickcts for I In-
prico cef singlu tare.
Miss c. Pitblado took in the
laying of the foundation stone
eel' i In- new English church in
Fornie ou Tuesday.
The genial < Sliurles   Mai hows,,
one ol' t lie oldest drummers on
the road, was doing business in
llosmer on Monday,
Dysentery is a dangerous
disease bul can be cured.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy has
been successfully used in nine,
epidemics of dysentery, ll has
never been known to fail, ll is
equally valuable For children
and adults, and when reduced
with water and sweetened, il is
pleasant to lake. Sold l.v all
druggists. |
W. T. Kennedy, who has been
living at Baynes Lake for tbe
past six months, returned to
Hosmer on Monday.
Colvert Varty kite of the C.
N. P. C. company, was buried
at Fernie on Tuesday. He was
about 70 years of age.
.1. F. Jarvis has promised a
handsome prize to the best all
round local sportsman tit the
games on Labor day.
John Beckett packed up bag
and baggage tind left Tuesday
for Corbin, where he intends to
remain for a few months.
The Hosmer football club will
give a basket social at the opera
house, Monday evening, [Aug.
22.    Everybody is invited.
Another bunch of dead-boats
| did up some of our business
. men this week. Will thc merchants never take a tumble?
Wanted - Chickens. Address
1 Box A. Times office.
One of Hosmer's leading c-iti-
i zens will preach tit the Methodist church,  Sunday   evening,
I Aug. 21st.     Everybody  invited
I to attend.
There will bo  something  doing all thc time Labor day, and
one should keep a sharp look-
| out to see that one misses none
j of the many attractions.
In view of the forthcoming
| Labor day celebration, a strong
team of local men are now in
active training in order to secure thc coveted tug of war
prize for Hosmer.
A. Sampson, chief of Provincial police, made an inspection
of licensed premises on Monday.
He suggested a few minor
changes, but reported everything satisfactory.
CORPORATION OF GOOD STANDING is desirous of appointing an agent
i- lii-in of agents for the sale of VANCOUVER,    EPRT    GEORGE
m nt
cellent proposition.       Write to Box
1750, Vancouver, B. C.
Mr. James Holdon, after a
short ''business" visit to Calgary, returned to Hosiner on
Tuesday accompanied by Mrs.
Holden. This came as a great
surprise to Jim's many friends.
Tho Times joins in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Holden every
On Friday last, Piper Daniel
Nellies and Alec Rintoul arrived
from Dunfermline, Scotland.
Their Scotch friends welcomed
them, and at the Royal hotel in
the evening, the skirl of the
bagpipes and the exhibition of
the old country dances, kept
things lively.
The lishing in the Elk river is
very poor this year. None of
the phenomenal baskets of previous years are being recorded.
Whether this is due to the increased truthfulness of our fishermen, a cowardly doubt of our
credulity, or simply poor fishing
we cannot tell.
The official program for the
Labor day celebration is being
prepared and will shortly be
before the people. Every business man in Hosnier should see
that he is represented in its
columns, for it will be carefully
examined by hundreds of home
people and visitors.
There tire more than the
usual number of campers on
Moyie lake this summer. This
is as it should be, and Moyie
should show these visitors every
courtesy possible. By doing
this they will return next year
and bring more of their friends
with them.—Moyie Leader.
II'your liver is sluggish and
oul of tone, and you fool dull,
bilious, constipated, take a dose
of Chuniberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets tonight before retiring and you will feel all right
in the morning. .Sold by all
In the days of Jesse James
and the I (nitons, every robbery
I hut took place was laid at their
doors, whether they were guilty
or not. So it is with these forest flres. Every fire is started
by "a spark from ;i passing
engine," regardless of what the
actual circuinstances were.
Be sure and take a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy with
yon when starting on ymir trip
this summer. It cannot be obtained on hoard the trains or
steamers. Changes of water
and climate often cause sudden
attacks of diarrhoea, and it is
lies! lobe prepared. Sold by
all druggists.
In buying a cough medicine
don't be afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. There is
no danger from it, and relief is
sure to follow. Especially rec-
i-ominended for coughs, colds
and whoping cough. .Sold by
all druggists.
The Hosmer football club will
give a basket social at tlie opera
A social will be given in the
Hosmer Opera House on Monday, September 19th under tho
auspices of the Ladies Aid, of
the Methodist church. Look
out for something good.
For ti comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sam Snell. 51 tf
We are sorry to announce the i 1.,ou^e °" Monday evening, Aug.
death of G.R. Shepherd, lately j¥| Everybody should come
,,    ,T .   , ,,     ,,,    "    !lI*d help the social along.     The
G. N agent here. Mr. Shep- boys who are enthusiastic
herd was stationed at Soniers,, enough to give their time to a
Mont., where he met with .-in j sport which is manly and
accident as a result of which j !,e"!.tni'1!1 .s!.,in,,i1J,mve?^vel'*v en-
both limbs bad to be amputated
and he was unable to witb-1
stand tbe shock. He won
many friends during  his short
Go to old, reliable Fete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber .Shop. lltf
and Notary Public
HOSMER        - - Ii. C.
! couragement of the citizens.
stay here and much regret will
be felt at bis early demise. Tbe
funeral took place at .Sheboygan, Mich., where his parents
An Accident on the High Line.
An accident that might have
been attended with very serious
consequences occured last Thursday at the high line, near the
coke ovens. An engine attached to a freight train missed the
points and running for a short
distance ripped up the permanent way for some yards, The
loco itself hung over tho embankment at a dangerous angle
and was righted after considerable difficulty. Happily those
in charge escaped with a rfew
slight scalds.
Foundation Stone Laid.
There was a large gathering
at Fernie on Tuesday, August
16th tit 7:30 p. m. to take part
in the foundation stone ceremony of Christ Church. There
were present: Rev. W. M.
Walton, rector; W. R. Ross, M.
P. P., who laid tho foundation
stone; Rev. E. Hewelling, of
Cranbrook; F. H. Graham, of
Nelson. A. B. N. Crowther, ot
Hosmer, all the church officers
of Christ Church and many of
the congregation and outside
The service was  held in  the
Department of Mines.
Notice of Examination
Notice is hereby given that examinations will In* held for 1st, 2nd and
3rd Class Certificates of Competency
under tin* provisions of the "Coal
.Mines Regulation Act" at Nanaimo,
Fernie, Cumberland uml Merritt, on
the Kith,17th and IKth of August, 1010,
commencing at nine o'clock in the
The subjects will be its follows:—
Mining Act and Special Hides.
Mine Gases.
Genera] Woi*k.
.Mine .Machinery.
Second Class Candidates
Mining Act and Special Hides.
Mine Cases. .
General Work.
Tuiitt) Class CANDIDATES—
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine Gases and General Work.
Application must be made to the
undersigned not later than Monday,
August 8th, 1010, accompanied by the
statutory fee, as follows:
Hy an application for Flret Class Examination $10.00
By an applicant for .Second Class Examination  .$10.00
By an applicant for Third Class Examination $ 5.00
The applications must he , accompanied by original testimonials and
evidence stating that:—
(a)—If a candidate for First Chiss,
that he is a British subject and has
had at least five year's experience in
or about the practical working of a
coal mine, and is at least twenty-five
years of age.
(b|—If a candidate for Second Class,
that he has had at least five year's experience in or about the ' practical
working ofa coal mine.
(e)—If a candidate for Third Class,
that he has had at least thiee year's
experience in or about the practical
working of a coal mine.
(d)—A candidate for a Certificate  of
,,      , 01 competency as   Manager,   Overman,
open air upon the basement  of Shiftboss, PirebossorShot-lighter shall
the  church    from    which    the   P''-»bice a certificate  from  a medical
,        , .,, ,       .    I practitioner, dulv qualified to practice
super-structure will now  begin  ,,„- such in the Province of  British
to rise.       In   the   foundation Columbia, showing'that he has taken
, ii i i     I a  course  in  ambulance  work  fitting
stone a small package  was de-j him, the said candidate,  to give first
posited, consisting  of a  "Book h"*1 to Parsons injured ln coal mining
„ ,, ,, „      ...    ,,      operations,
of Common Prayer    with  the j    By order of the Board,
new Canadian Church Hymnal, I   .        Francis h. Shepherd    »■
one of each of the current silver Nanaimo, B. ('., July 5th, 1010? 8 '"5'
coins of Canada   and   several! °l-^*» _
copies of newspapers containing | 4**>*>*>*>*>4> *>**-*>*>*>4*4**>+
an account of  the Fernie lire, j J
On the outside of tho stone is
engraved, "Christ Church 1910." j
Messrs Duck and  Reading,  the
church'wardens, having tested!
the    stone    reported    it duly
Mr. Ross officiated with trow-1
el and  mortar, saying over it
these words:   "In the faith  ofi
Ladies' and
Children's Emporium
saying over
In the faith
Jesus Christ we place the
foundation stone of Christ
Church, to be hereafter consecrated to tbe worship and service of the Holy Trinity; for
reading and preaching God's
Holy word; for celebrating His
Holy sacraments; for   offering
to His Glorious Majesty the sac-j	
rifice of prayer and thanksgiv- '*"**J
ing: for blessing His people in
His name, and for all other
offices of our Holy religion in
the communion of Christ's Holy
Church. Other foundations
can no man lay than that laid
by Jesus Christ, who is God
over all. Blessed for evermore
in whom we have redemption
through His Blood, ever tho
forgiveness of sins.    Amen."
Rev. F. H. Graham then delivered an address. Ho said
that the foundation stone represented Christianity, and to
English church people, English
Christianity. Religion was a
thing to be built upon, to be relied and acted upon in daily life.
He trusted that Christ Church
would uplift and strengthen
tbe civic activities of Fertile
upon which he congratulated |
the citizens.
The hymns sang wen.*: "Tho
Church's One Foundation,"
•'Rock of Ages," »<) God, Our
Help in Ages Past," A col lee-j
tion of $:{"> was taken ou the
spot. Thc cost of the building
when linished will be over $20,-
000, of which over $15,000 has
already been raised. The material will bo lijrht red brick
from eSandpoiut, Idaho.
A celebration of tho Holy!
Communion followed ou Wod-I
uesday morning at eS:,'{0 a. tn.
End of Season Sale
Children's Dresses
and Pinafores
Ladie's Waists
Wrappers, Etc.
Royal Hotel Block Hosnier f
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c. f. Lawe alkx i. Fimiikh. B.A.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Good work at  low prices anil satisfaction guaranteed
-  B. C,
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Drew Swell
Vein Might u-e "cell
I). < I,
C. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
ing  Neatly  Dome  While  You
it.   Sa" "'
Main Street
Men's Canvas Shoes to clear—in   White  and   Brown
Brown Canvas Oxford, regular value $1.(S5, to clear $1.15
Brown <lanvas BaL regular value $2.00, to clear    1.85
White Canvas Oxfords, regular value $1.75, to clear    1.10
White Canvas Bals. regular value $2.25, to clear    1.25
Brown Drill Shirts—H. B. K. brand
The Best Wearing anil the Biggest .Shirt made, regular value
$1.00, Saturday $ .65
Black Cotton Serge, noted for its wearing qualities, regular value
$1.25, Saturday, each    |)5
l!lu caml White Polka Dot, fast colors, regular value 00c, .Saturday, each no
These prices are for Saturday and Monday only.
Main Street HOSMER, B. C.
P. BURNS CSL CO., Limited
Meat Merchants
Wait.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Hosmer B. C.
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    Yon
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
Freeh .and Cured Moats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
Hosmer - Fruit - Store
t     James Milo, Pi-op.
Fruits, Candies, Cigars, Tobaccos,
Etc., Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
Next   door   to   Tony    Lombardi's
old stand.
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking in Connection
Main Street Hosmer. B. C.
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER      -     -      B. C.
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Here's where you can nave money buying your <f
Clothing-, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises t
sole agent for THE HOUSE OF HOBBERLIN, Limited ♦
('all and see our stock of samples
X Next Door to Postoffice • HOSMER, B. t
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The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
1). G. Wilson,
When llu* digestion is all
right, tho notion of tlie bowels
regular, there is ,-i natural crav-
i'ig .-Mid relish. I'm- food. VVhon
this is lacking you may know
thai you need ,*i dose of Chamberlain's   St nch   ami    Liver
Tablets. They .strengthen the
digestive'organs, improve the
appetite and regulate the bow-
by .-ill druggists.
SPOKANE interstate
Z Elk Valley Development Co.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
A $ 20.000.00 RACE PROGRAM
G. H. BOULTON, President   W. S. STANLEY, Secretary


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