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Read our ad
on the buck
page.
A. Mills & Son
THE HOSMER
TIMES
Our ad  on
the
back   page
will
interest you.
A. Mills ft Sob
Volume II.
HOSMER, B. C. THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 1910
Number 23
It Will Cure Baby's Cough.
Mothers should always keep a bottle of
|JH NA-DRU-CO
Hi       Syrup of Linseed Licorice and Chlorodyne
The Hosmer Drug & Bookstore
H. F. McLEAN, Manager
Prescription Druggists
in their homes. Usually one or two doses, if
taken in timewill break
up the Cough or Cold
which if neglected may
develop into serious
lung trouble.
SPEAKS LOUDLY
FOR EIGHT HOURS
Eloquent Plea For Workingmen
By the Hon. A. S. Goodeve
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* Special Discount Sale
Of winter foot wear. A straight discount of 10 per
cent will be allowed on all lines. Now is the time
you want something warm for your feot. A full
assortment of ladies, children's and n en's felt footwear also mocassins and oil tanned larrigans for men.
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* We QUALITY STORE *
* Opera House Block G. H. MARLATT *
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The Store of Satisfaction
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Groceries
For 1910 our motto will be
to carry nothing but the highest grade of goods that will
give perfect satisfaction to
our customers.
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Try a
Smith's
tin of
fruits
E.
and
vegetables, of which we
carry a full assortment
d. Just received a
shipment of Good-
wjHie's fruit; we also
Jfrave sealed and other
and
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brands  of  Jams
Jellies which we
antee to be   the
money can buy.
guar-
best
gaged in labor
conditions.
" I have listened  with pleas
nre to the   arguments   of the I
hon. member for South  Toronto (Mr. Macdonell).    Speaking
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HOCKEY GAME
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A. MATHIESON
"The Store of Satisfaction"
Hosmer,
Main Street
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Real Estate Bargains *
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me. Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
R. W. ROGERS ]
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. C. <
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REV. R. W. LEE
1-V2KS Lessons in Education
■oi* coach for examination.   Mr. Luiv who is n trained school-master, holds un
./English parchment, and also quite a number of Bctonco diplomas for practical
•and theoretical chemistry, electricity, mathematics, etc,, as well as being the
winner of the Northumberland County Council .Scholarship of $100 in 1802.
Lessons lo children will also be given on request.
In the house of commons at
Ottawa, on December 9th, A. 8.
G. odeve, member from British
Columbia, spoke as follows on
A. Verville'a bill, which is intended to reduce the hours of
labor on public works to eight
hours:
" I have listened with great
interest to the speech of the
hon. member for Maisonneuve
(Mr. Vorville) in introducing
this bill. I have read also the
hon. member's remarks on introducing a similar bill last session. The hou. member has
gone to a good deal of trouble
in carrying out research upon
this question, and in bringing
before the house facts concerning the hours of labor. In the
province of British Columbia,
in the year 1901, we dealt to
some extent with this question
in relation to the mines. Then,
as now, there was the struggle
between the two great parties
interested, the employer on the
one side and the workman on
the other.
But we were fortunate in
that wo introduced then an
eight-hefur law, and I am glad
to be able to testify here that
the results of the operation of
that law have been eminently
satisfactory. I can state from
personal knowledge that up to
the introduction of the Eight
Hour Bill in that portion of the
country with which I am most
familiar, tho mining district of
the Kootenay, only a small percent ige of laboring men owned
their homos. Any one familiar
with that district at that time
is aware that the homes of miners were usually shacks, and
the occupants paid little attention to the improvement of the
surroundings, or of the home
itself. Since the introduction
of this eight-hour law, this has
been greatly changed.
A large number of miners
have purchased and now own
their own homes, and are active
in imbroving their surroundings. They have a certain
amount of daylight at homo,
which, under old conditions,
they could not have. With the
ten-hour day in the mines, as
any one will understand. Men
had to rise long before daylight
in the morning to get to their
work, and they usually did not
return until after dark. It was
generally said, and very truly,
that the men hardly saw their
families in daylight from one
end of the year to the other.
Since the introduction of the
eight hour law that has been
changed. The effect has been
a marked change in the men of
the mining district, as I have
described. That is an argument that " ought to bo of
weight with tho house. Surely, in this advanced age, with
our groat improvements in machinery and our rapid advance
in many lines of economic improvement, tho laboring men
should have some share iu
those improvements .and the
benefits to bo derived from
them.
It has been said that the
adoption of such a measure us
is here proposed would lead to
shortening the hours of labor
in other avocations, and is inferred that it would be detrimental to tho agricultural interests. 1 venture to think the
conditions of work in agriculture are altogether different
from thoso of the classes ot labor of which this" measure is
intended to apply. Their harvest makes special demands upon those engaged in agriculture, and during certain times
they actually work from daylight till dark. But, during a
considerable portion of the
year, they have time for recreation and improving their
minds. This bill, if I understand it aright, is meant primarily  to  apply to   those  uu-
as a layman, i
the   hon.   me
carries consid
is right and w
of this kind,
fully consider
stances and   gc
possible.   I   w<
take to dispute
■ms tonne that
ar's argument
lie weight. It
that, in a case
should care-
1 the   circum-
all  the light
Id not wider-
the arguments
Blairmore Taken Down the Line
By Decisive Score of 4 to 1
advanced by the hon, member
for South Wellington (Mr. Guthrie), and the hon. member for
South Toronto, who are, of
course, well informed on the
legal aspects of this question.
On the contrary 1 think it
would be in the interest of the
bill itself that we should move
very carefully. Should any
mistake be made, instead of advancing the interests of labor,
which of course, is the object
sought by the introducer of the
bill, the very purpose in view
might be defeated.
Therefore, I think tho suggestion made by these gentlemen was a very wise one—that
we should carefully weigh all
the facts in this case, so that
when we place a measure of
this kind on the statnte-book
it may be one of advantage to
working men generally, aud
will be accepted by all fair-
minded men as promoting the
best interest of all classes,
LETTER FROmToODEYE
Member to Ottawa Acknowledges Conservative Compliments
Rossland, B. C, Jan. 1,1910
E. J. Bennett, Esq.
Secty-Treas. Hosmer Conservative Association.
Dear Sir: Please convey to
your association my sincere
thanks for the honor they have
conferredLupon me by making
me one of their Honorary Vice
Presidents. I am also pleased
to learn that my attitude on the
eight-hour bill meets with your
approval.
There aro many questions of
vital interest to tho laboring
classes that come up before tho
House fi'om time to time, aud
I am glad to be able to state
that in the groat majority the
Conservative party as a whole
supported the side of the people.
In conclusion allow mo to
tender my subscription, and
wish your association every success. Wishing you the compliments of tho season,
Sincerely yours,
A. S. GOODEVE.
Locked Dp For Debt
A dispatch to the Lethbridgo
Herald from Claresholm, Alta.,
states that Thomas Roebuck
was up before J. P. Carmies for
failing to pay wages to one
Johnston who had been in his
employ iu the Claresholm livery barn. Roebuck was ordered to pay the money within 24
hours, failing which distress of
his goods would ensue and failing to produce the amount of
tho claim to go to prison for
three months. Tho distress
warrant producing nothing,
Roebuck was taken to tho barracks at McLeod. This is the
first time hero that the clause
iu the criminal code in which
imprisonment is the punishment for a defaulting debtor
has been enforced.
Hosmer Odd Fellows' Installation
Tuesday evening, January ■!,
1910, Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53,
I. 0. O. F., installed tho following officers:
R. McTnggart, N. G.; J. D.
Thompson, V. G.; A. W. Courtney, treasurer; F. Newton, financial secretary; W. H. Kay,
recorder; H. McDonald, warden;
D. Bosthwick, conductor;	
R. S. S.j C. Hiltz, L. S. S.; J.
Grant, K. S. N. G.; G. F. Slater,
L. S. N. G.; G. Bright, R. S. V.;
D. R. Thomas, L. S. V.; W. Tower. Chaplain; James Ayre, I. G.;
A. Ren pa th, O. G.
Blairmore, Jan. 1—The Hosmer Firemen's Hockey team
played the Blairmore team
on New Year's night hero in
Blairmore, and we might say
that if the showing they put up
here is the way they are starting off the season, \ ll ,t will
they do with do a few weeks'
practice ?
They aro the fastest bunch of
puck chasers ever seen on the
Blairmore ice for years, and
they completely surprised the
Blairmore team, notwithstanding the fact that we had a few
players from the Coleman team.
For Hosmer tho whole forward line were fast from start
to finish. Cornett and Patterson played the wings to a standstill, while Cox and Lighthau-
ner had their men played off
their feet. McDonald and Howard are two of the strongest
defense men in the pass, while
Gordon in goal was a wonder,
stopping shot after shot. Following is the line-up of the respective teams:
HOSMKR
Gordon	
Howard	
McDonald	
Cox	
Lighthauser	
Cornett    Left Wing
Patterson    Right   "
BLAIRMORE
Fresh Fruit
:AND:
Confectionery
FRED COX
Fruiter and Confectioner
Main Street
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5HE1NTZMAN PIANO PARLORS
YOU CAN'T
squeeze water from a stone nor enn you buy for $300.00 a new piano
that iH TRULY worth $450.00. If you believe that then be honc*-t
with yourself when you select your new piano for Xinas.
RKMEMBKR that it is better to have lxinght. a Heiutzmnn & Co.
piano than to wish that you had,
PRICES not the LOWEST but the CHEAPEST, when superiority of
quality is considered,
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Referee, Bert Slemon. Timekeepers, J. J. Grant, Joe Smith.
Thomas Speer, Charles Bum-
ford and Jack Grant accompanied tho Hosmer team to
Blairmore.
SOMETHING NEW IN
We have just opened up a shipment
of the new Alarm Colcks, the
IRONCLAD. The neatest,
nattiest and nicest alarm you ever
saw.
Last
a
It will please you
lifetime.
$2.50
sight.
In the Interest of Hockey
A meeting was held Tuesday
night, in Hosmer, in Sam Snell's
pool room for the purpose of
organizing a Firemen's Hockey
Club, The club is willing to
play any firemen's team in tho
pass, also any outside team.
The following officers wero
elected:
F. W. McDonald, president;
John Sorkee, vice president;
George W. Gordon, secretary-
treasurer ; Frank Labelle, manager; T. A. Cornett, captain.
Hockey practice will be three
nights a week from 7:30 to 8:30,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   Skating as usual.
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Danced the New Year In
New Year's evo Mr. and Mrs.
William Dallon entertained a
number of friends at a concert
and dance at their homo in Hosmer. Among those present
were:
Mr. and Mrs. Lawric, Mr. and
Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs.
Stow, Mrs. Oversby, Mrs. Gregory, Miss Thomas, J. Lawrie,
P. Maultman, R. McGregor, F.
Dickie, M. McGregor, M. Smith,
M. Balderson, G. MacQueeu and
Hector Mat-Donald.
Excellent vocal selections
were rendered by G. MacQueen,
Mrs. Stow, P. Dickie, W. Smith
and Hector MacDonald. A fine
exhibition of artistic dancing
steps was given by R. McGregor, Hector MacDonald anil J.
Maultman. Highly appreciated music was supplied by Andrew and James Lawrie. Refreshments were served at intervals during the evening, and
on behalf of those present an
address of thanks was returned
Mr. aud Mrs. Dallon by R. McGregor. Host and hostess had
spared no efforts to make cv- j *
erything agreeable, and the on- j
tertainment was brought to a I
happy conclusion by three
hearty cheers for Mr. and Mrs,
Dallon.
Bennett Bros.
HARDWARE AND FURNITURE
Near C. P. R. Depot Main Street
BANK OF MONTREAL
(ESTABLISHED 1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,100,000 Rest $12,000,000
HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir Goorgo Drummond, K. C. M. G., President. '
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart., Vice  President and General
Manager.
Bk.ynchks in British Columbia
Armstrong, ChlUlwaok, Kndorby, Greenwood, Hosnicr, Kctowna, Nelson New Denver
Nicola, New Westminster, RoBgland .Summorland, Vancouver, Vernon, Victor!*.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of tl and upward received. Intorest allowed at curront rates and paid
half yearly. Tho depositor is subject to no delay whatever in tho withdrawn! of the
wholu or any part of the deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
Do
Drop
you enjoy  a  pool
in on Sam Sucll.
game.
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
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MAIN STREET                                                                HOSMER, B. C. |
SPECIAL  NOTICE!
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Just
Arrived:
PORK SAUSAGE
SPARE RIBS
CALVES LIVER
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For a comfortable shave or a
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shop of Sam Snell, 51tf
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Rubber Stamps at Hosmer Times Office THE
TIMES,
HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
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Janet, the
Factory Girl
The Riy ot Brightness That
Came Into Her Dull Life.
By fRANK  H. SWEET.
Copyright, 1909,  by American Press
Association,
"Dingle, dongle, dingle, ding. ding,
d-i-n-g." ended tbe tirst summons to
tlie fuctory workers, the last "d-i-u-g"
being long drawn out, as though the
bell ringer, who was also the night
watchman, was becoming weary of
the signal which ended and yet did
not end his hours of labor. His regu
lar visit to tlie peg clock In each room
was over, hut now be must watt another half hour to ring the last summons lo Ihe help.
Janet Kateber was a sleepy bead,
and. I hough she beard nnd recognized
Ihe Inst drawling "d-i-n-g" ol Hie lirst
bell, she made no effort to rise, but
continued lo lie there, gazing sullenly
in tbe window, through which a tainl
suggestion of daylight was beginning
to appear. Rain was pattering against
It. ami the chill of a falling barometer
bud penetrated the room until the
mere I bought of stepping out upon a
colli Boor brought an anticipator;
shiver, and the factory was nearly a
mile away.
Juliet was blue. She had gone to
bed in that condition, nnd now she
had awakened iu tbe same way.
Il tvus not until sbe beard a hesitating step below that she sprung from
bed. repentant, ashamed, aud hurried
inn, her clothes and downstairs.
"OU, mother," sbe cried, "you ought
nol to have got up till 1 hud u lire
started! Here, let uie throw this
shawl around you."
"1 was afraid you'd be late, dearie,"
ber mother said apologetically. "1
meant to have got up sooner and had
something warm for you, but overslept. It's too bad to have to go out
on a morning like this."
"Well. 1 didn't oversleep," confessed
Janet, forcing herself into temporary
cheerfulness. "I was Just lazy and
lay Ibere studying iibout things.
Lllfky 1 bad everything ready last
night. I'll put the water In this shallow pan so it'll heat quickly; then we'll
bliv iffee."   Sbe glanced at the clock.
"Twenty minutes, and It'll take twelve
for me to walk to the factory. No, urn.
you needn't put up a chair for me. 1
shan't sit down. I'll just take n bite
and run. Don't you hurry, though.
Willi illl ihe victuals get warmed over
nnd the coffee's' good, then take your
time. It'll help 1111 up the day. You
must get awful lonesome here by yourself."
"X-lio, not so very," the old woman
answered. "1 have my knitting, and
there's the eat. liut I do look forward
to your coming home, dearie."
"1 suppose so. I wish"— She puus
ed abruptly. She must uot make
things any harder for tbe Invalid, who
already bad to hear so much. She took
n few biles hurriedly and In silence,
theu slipped some bread and an apple
lulo a paper bag.
Janet wtis all ready, with the bood
of tlie waterproof drawn over until it
almost concealed her face, wheu her
mother returned with the slippers and
stockings rolled Into a jtnall package.
This and ihe luuch she slipped under
the folds of tlie waterproof. Then she
pushed back the hood a little in order
to kiss her mother goodby.
".Now I must hurry." she said, "for
time's up. Tonight I'll cook up a lot
of nice things—nn Indian pudding,
maybe, and some hrowu bread. And
you know, mother, Sunday's ouly three
days off, wheu we'll be together most
all day."
Ouiside the depressed feeling returned in its full intensity. Tbe rain
beat in her face, tbe raw wind crept
through tbe waterproof and thin clothing. Ihe road was covered with two"
inches of soft, clinging mud, and it
was still loo dark for ber to see ber
way clearly.
'ihe next house was dark. The folks
bad hot gril up yet and would not
bnve to any more until It was light.
Mary Hosworth. her best friend, lived
there, and the morning before Mary-
bad joined her in the hurry toward
the mill Hut Mary was a very bright
girl, who hnd stutlied drawing nnd
oilier things and who was quick and
imaginaiive in sketching designs and
noveliles. The day before she bad
been promoted to ihe position of us-
siMant designer for Ihe mill, ami after Ibis she would work in Ihe office
ami not have to go In until 0 o'clock.
A depression Iu tbe mad caused her
to stumble, splashing Hie mud up to
ber waist. Her lips quivered, She was
nol bright, like Mary. She could not
<ln anything except make Indlifh pudding and brown bread and coffee and
things like Unit aud spin. They did
say   she   was  the best  spinner Iu  Hie
whole  i' i.    Hut  spinning   was  no
gooil lo help one up to anything else.
It meant lliul she COUld Just spin and
spin and spin all tbe rest or ber life.
A hailing footstep ami an eager "Janet, Janet," caused her to slacken tier
puce a liille. A In uie girl was limping
toward her, a girl younger than tier-
self and far more thinly chid, hut tho
sallow, plucbed line was radiant
•Isn't il line, Janet!" Rhe cried gleefully as she snuggled under the waler-
proof. Which Janet promptly opened
und shared wilh ber. "I can go along
with you to the mill now, and I'm to
work Iu the same room. Just to think
I spoke for a job six months ago ami
only got It now! It was awful nice
that Mary Bosworth got her tine place
—nice for ber nnd me, too. for It gives
•fie her job. Now I can get a lot of
things that mother needs, and muybe
next summer I can take music lessons."
Janet drew tbe frail, happy figure a
little closer. A year before, when she
lirst obtained ber Job, Bhe had fell
luuch tbe same. And the job bad
bought her mother and herself many
nice lliifTgs they bad not had before.
And uow she was repining!
Janet's spirits began to rise. Aftor
all. she was glad that Mury Bosworth
hud been promoted. Sbe had earned
the pluce, and she was such a beuutl-
ful, sincere, thoroughly nice girl, it
was not that she envied or wns Jeal-
[ ous of her nnd the book herolues; it
' was only  thut sbe could  not  go and
j do something that would make her
like I hem.
Tlie last bell had been ringing for
several minutes uow, aud from Its accelerating clangs and tumultuous jingles tbey knew it was raciug ou toward its final, "dinglety, duigiety. din
glety." tbe last notes of which would
still be madly vibrating the air when
the night watchman darted out. putting on his hat and coat as he run.
Ills speeding exit would be the signal
for tbe last of the help to slip inside
the yard gates, for then they would
be locked. Janet and her companions
were a dozen yards away when tbe
final "dinglety" sounded and tbe
watchman speeded out. but tbe gatekeeper saw them and .fumbled clumsily
with tbe fasteuiugs uutll they could
hurry in.
On damp days like this tbe ends ran
badly, with much twisting und break
ing, and, though Janet was nimble lingered und the best spinner in the
room, she had all sbe could do to keep
her sides pieced up. Especially was
tills the case after dolling, which occurred twice n day. With the bobbins
nearly full the threads ran more
smoothly, but with them empty or
nearly so there was greater strain
upon the threads, causing them to snap
frequently. Tbe duffers pieced up the
first Irregular breaks, hut after that
'.be spinner had to attend to her own
sides.
This dolling of the full bobbins and
replacing them with empty ones upon
the spindles hud always beeu an interesting operation to Janet, and she
could doff as (pilckly uud neatly us Uie
experts themselves.
There were always two of these
duffers, each taking a side ot a frame
and going up one row and down another until the room was completed.
They use small ^leds or carriages
which could be pushed along the sides
by the right knee us they worked.    It
1 took about two hours to doff the whole
room, and then tbe doffers were allowed to leave the mill or do whatever tbey pleased until dolling time
came again.
This long leisure between work
made the position ol doffers a very de-
I sliable one. and  there  was n  saying
among Ihe spinners that "once a doffer,
always  a  doffer."     the  present   two
had held ihcir positions for years.
Soon after the inomliig dolbug the
, overseer made one of his observation
tours among the frames, reprimanding
by blowing upon his shrill whistle
any neglect ot work he tound. .So
matter where the operator ot U side
might be. when she heard that whistle
she hastened back to ber neglected
duty with apologetic and crimson lace.
In Janet's alley this whistle was rarely heard.   When be came to ber now
, the overseer was smiling, lie usually
was smiling when he tound good
work.
"You hud n bard morning coming
down, didn't you, Janet.''' he asked.
"Yes. sir. It was pretty wet and
muddy."
"Well, why don't you ask for tbe
Harding tenement: Tbey re going to
leave next week, and it would nnng
you to within a few rods ot the mill
gate. It's the same rent ns your bouse
out there In the country. 1 think, and
would   make   It  n   lot easier  for jou
: this winter. Suppose I speak to tne
outside manager about It'/"
"Thank you. I wish you would,"
she said gratefully.
Sbe could leave her mother later and
be back to ber earlier in the evening,
and it would save Unit long walk dur-
Ing the winter. But, on tbe other
band, there was the apple orchard at
the country place and the big gurdeu
aud the flowers arouud the bouse, j
Her mother loved Mowers, and one of
1 her chief pleasures was to be out
among them in ihe spring aud during
the summer.^And tbey hud planned so
many vines and beds for tbe ucxt
year.     It    was   really    bearftifill    out
1 there, while the Harding teuemcut
was only the counterpart of fifty others, without yard or even fence uround
it,   And even If it   was cold and dls-
' agreeable  sometimes   thut   mile   walk j
would  very likely be good for her to
counteract the mill conHuement. What
had she been thinking about'/
She went straight to the overseer.
"1  don't believe you'd  better speak
to the manager about that tenement."
sbe said.    "You see. we've got au apple orchard out there and a  big gar-
dou ami flowers, and mother loves such
things.    I've been thinking it over, and
I believe the walking will do me good."
"Yes, I don't know but you're right,"
he answered.    "I'd   forgotten  tbe or-
• chard and flowers. But wait a moment." as she was turning away.
"About the Harding girl's job of doff
Ing. There's been a dozen applicants
after it already, but you know more
about Hie work than any of them, so
you are the proper one to have the
place. You may commence Monday.
You'Vo doue your work conscientious
ly. and I want you lo feel the manage
meat appreciates It. Tills Job will
give you n lot of time next spring to
1  look after your garden and  the How-
I ers.   nnd   you  enn   get   home  earlier
nights.    Your mother will like that."
Janet turned nwny, smiled happily.
i '.nt   wii!i  something choking  iu   ber
:   ihi'oat Hull prevented speech.
Going Too Far.
"Why  have Jones and   Miss Smith
split up?"
"She asked  him to apologize on  his
|   bended   knees, and,  being  bowlegged,
he took It ns nn insult."—Boston Post.
SIRES AND SONS.
THE BLACK DIAMOND.
William O'Brien, the Irish political
leader. Is reported to have taken up his
permanent abode in Jerusalem.
Th'e lion. Thomas Summons, who bus
been appointed American consul general lo Yokohama, begun life as a telegraph operator.
A. W. Austin is the oldest street peddler In Chlcsgo in years, but he Is
young In service. He is ninety-one
years old, and be obtained a license at
Chicago to peddle wooden cups.
Professor Brander Matthews bos
said something that is worth passing
along to the rising generation—"Tbe
man who Is In love with his Job gets
more contentment out of life than any
other."
Emlle Wiidteufel, the waits composer, was born at Strnssburg Dec. 0,
18:17. uud served as a soldier In the
war of 1870. He murrled Celestlne
Dufau and has two sons and a daughter. His residences are In Purls and
the Villa Waldteufel, at Grundcauip-
les-Balns. In Calvados.
Sir Francis Burrand. who Is now
seventy-three, hus hud a long and glorious career as a humorist, both lu literature and on the stage. He wns editor of Punch for forty-four years, taking the oillelnl desk when be was only
twenty-six nnd retiring only three
years ago. He hns written more than
n hundred plays, chiefly burlesques und
light comedies, besides two comic operas.
Things Theatrical.
Eva Davenport hns been engaged for
"The King of Cudoulu."
A new comic operu by Julian Edwards and Walker Brown Is called
"Miss Molly May."
Maude Adams may repeut her performance of "Jonn of Arc" lu the
spring at a w»slem university.
Kilty Gordon, tbe English prtmn
donna, Is to continue wltu Sum Bernard In "The (llrl nnd the Wlssurd."
W. Somerset Maugham, Ihe Clyde
Filch of England. Is to write a comedy for Irene Vnubrugb, In which that
aeiress will appear both In England
and iu America.
Mine. MlmI Agllglln. Ihe Sicilian actress. Is to play an engagement In
Turin, theu In Pnrls nnd will reuppear
iu Loudon. Sbe Is rapidly mastering
English mid will pluy iu thut language
next season lu this country under tbe
management of Charles Probmun.
Ranks Among the Curiosities of th*
Mineral Kingdom.
The term "black diamonds" is
sometimes jokingly applied to ordinary coal which we burn in our furnaces, but the real black diamonds
of commerce are among the most unique mineral products ot the world,
and they serve a purpose in the industrial world that makes them ol
great value. The block diamonds are
pure carbon, and yet in no outward
appearance resemble the diamonds
which we are accustomed to Wear as
ornaments, writes George E. Walsh
in Scientific American. They are
slightly harder than the crystal or
gem diamonds and, in fact, about the
hardest  substance known.
Black diamonds or carbons are
among the greatest curiosities of the
mineral kingdom. They are without
crystalline form and are found in irregular pieces ranging in size from
half u curat up, to three, four and five
hundred carats. They are dark gray,
black or brownish in color and
opaque. The real diamond of the jewelry trade is also pure carbon, but
translucent and crystalline in form.
Two objects so ulike in composition
could not be found so opposite in appearance as these two forms of carbon.
Another peculiar thing about the
black diamonds is that they are found
only in one locality in the world.
They come from a very small section
in Brazil not more than 225 miles
square in area. Outside of this limited territory no pure black diamonds
have ever been found. In the Brazilian black diamonds fields the natives
dive in the river beds for them and
recover them- from the gravel and
washings of the rivers.
What peculiar freak of nature caused the deposition of the black diamonds in this section of the world and
nowhere else is one of the mysteries
which science has failed to explain.
None of them has been found in the
great Kimberley diamond regrihs,
where the crystal form of diamonds
have for so long been mined, and
likewise no fine specimens of the gem
diamond have been found in the Brazilian black diamond fields. The
whole origin of the black diamonds
is therefore a scientific enigma.
Tt/I BEDE HOUSE OF ENGLAND.
Sporting Notes.
Philadelphia A. A. U. Is paying more
il Hen Hon lo basketball.
Some automobile dealers nre lidding
aeroplanes to tbeir stock.
Iteggle Walker, South African sprint
champion, was refused permission to
run In Australia.
Iloliner,   a   Quebec   runner,   offers I
Longboat a handicap In a fifteen, tweu- i
iv or twenty-six  mile race, winner to
take all.
Thomas Pculois of  Atlanta. Ua., Is i
In  training for the discus throw and
oilier events at Ihe Olympic games to
be held In Alliens iu May, 11)10.
The world's championship Pittsburg
baseball team's Infield, excepting Wagner, are expert sucker football phfyers.
Both Byrne and Abstelu were ou a
strong St. Louis eleven, and Miller
plays wilh tennis iu tbe vicinity of
Kearny, N. J.
Tales of Cities.
About !H) per cent or the fire alarms
of Chicago ure transmitted by telephone.
Hundreds of the bouses of Minneapolis and St. Paul are equipped with
outdoor open bedrooms, where tbe
owners sleep in the coldest weather.
The largest tobacco manufacturing
center in the world Is St. Louis. Its
annual sales aggregate Sll5.iKKl.0tX).
which Is equal to 18 per cent of tbe
total tobacco output of tbe United
States.
Under what Is now the cornerstone
of the Bunk of New iork lu Wall
street. New York city. Is the foundation of the bastion In tbe wall of tbe
stockade thnt marked the northern
boundary of the city In its Infancy.
Stingy Men Take Heedl
Crosby had always been inclined to
conservatism in household expenses,
especially in the matter of his wife's
dress bills. His wife went so far as
tj suy that he was penurious.
She had been in need of a new boa
for a long time, and after she hinted
that her huppiness would never be
quite complete till she had one, he at
last consented to make the purchase.
He went into a store und picked out
two, one of which was a cheap imitation affair, and the other a fine expensive one. Taking them to his office before going home, he changed
the price murks, the expensive tag
on the cheap boa and vice versa.
His wife examined them for a long
time very seriously indeed, and then
said: "Now, dear, the expensive boa
is a beauty, and it is very good of you
tj allow me my choice. Some women
would take it without a word; but
really I don't think we can afford the
more costly one, and besides, dear,
I think the cheap one the mpre stylish, too. Why, Cros, dear, what's the
matter?   Are you ill?"
But deur old Cros had made his getaway into the night where he could
kick himself as hard as he felt he
deserved. But what he would like
lo know is this: Did his wife happen
on the more expensive boa by pure
accident, or	
; Where Women Dress In the Identical
Costumes of 300 Years Ago.
The English institution known as
the bode house, which means praying house, was founded in the reign
of James I. by Henry Howard, the
eccentric Earl of Northampton, and
the Howard badge is still worn by,
the inmates on Sundays and holidays,
says a writer. Nor is this the most
curious detail of their attire, for the
old ladies are garbed now just as they
I were in the first days of the foundation—blue gowns, scarlet cloaks and
high peaked hats, like those worn by
Welsh women.
At Rising, Eng., then, more than at
any pluce I know, we can fancy our-
: selves buck in early Stuart days, having around us these "bedes women"
dressed in the identical costumes of
300 years ago. Nothing has been
changed in the fashion of their
clothes, nor in the dear little rooms
they inhabit. As for the inmates
themselves, surely they are pretty
much tlie same as were those first
fortunate old creatures who profited
by Henry Hownrd's charity and offered up their prayers for his benefit.
For in this world of change nothing
changes so little as the human heart,
and  the   kinship  of   humanity    runs
I through every uge. The rules under
which admittance is obtained were
drawn up by the founder.
Every applicant must prove herself
to be of "an honest life and conversation; religious, grave and discreet,
able to read (if such an one may be
had), a single woman, her place to
l>" void upon marriage, to be 50
years of age nt lenst, no common beggar,   scold,   haunter  of  taverns,   inns
' or ale houses." Once in, she must
hear prayers read by the governess
twice a day and be very regulur in
her attendance at church. Furthermore, she must never be found guilty
of atheism, heresy, blasphemy, neglect of duty or misbehavior in the
performance of it, or she will be expelled, sent out into the cold world
again, far from that haven of peace
and  rest.
Rut I am quite sure that none of
the old Indies would ever do anything
to merit dismissal; they live apparently in the most delightful bonds of
sisterly love, taking any donations
you may give them for the maintenance of a donkey and small carriage,
Jn which the infirm inmates may take
an  airing.
THE LORDS LONG AGO.
MEANT THE ASQUITH3.
He
William    Watson   Tells   Whom
Meant   In   Poem.
Having arrived in New York, Wil-
; Iiam   Watson,  the  English  poet,   admits for the first time that—as most
people suspected — the "heroine"   of
his    recent    much-discussed     poem,
"The    Woman    With    the    Serpent
Tongue,"   is   an   Asquith.    The  poet
himself says that the poem was physically  inspired  by Mrs.  Margot  As-
[ quith,   wife   of   the   British   Premier,
I and   mentally  by  her  step-daughter,
: Miss  Violet Asquith.
The   latter   it   is   who  slights   the
worthiest in the land.
Sneers   at the  just,  condemns   the
brave.
And     blackens     goodness     in     its
grave."
|     In explaining what   led up to the
poem, Watson tells of a visit he made
i to the Asquith home last June, when
When Mr. Lloyd-George Would Have
Been Hanged.
Mr. Lloyd-George should be thank-
lul that he lives in the twentieth century. If he had lived in good King
Richard Coeur-de-Lion's glorious days
the probability is that he would have
been hanged!
For in those times the Lords wern
mightier than the men, and brooked
no interference with either their privileges or their pockets. And when a
champion of the commoners, named
Fitz-Osb >rt, boldly declared that taxation should be proportioned to the
power to bc>ar it, he was promptly
hanged as a thinker in advance of his
age!
The Lords of long ago, indeed, had
many little eccentricities, whioh a
perusal of "The House of Lords"—T.
Fisher Unwin—will reveal.
There would have been no indignation in the House of Commons in the
Middle Ages at the prospect of the
Lords throwing out one of their Budgets, for in those pre-Winston Churchill days the members of the Lower
Chamb'T were humble to the point of
helplessness. When Edward III., for
instance—to whose account must be
laid the creating of the first duke-
consulted them with respect to the
French war he was waging, they sent
him this reply:
"Most dreaded Lord,—As to your
war and the equipment necessary for
it, we are so ignorant and sinf|>le that
we'know not how, nor have the power,
to devise. Wherefore, we pray your
Grace to cxcubc us in this matter,
and that it please you, with advice
of the great nnd mae persons of your
council, to ordain what seems best to
you for the honor and profit of your
self and of your kingdom; and whatsoever shall be thus ordained by assent and agreement for you and your
lords wc readily assent to and will
hold  it firmly established."
In good Queen' Bess's days! they
were equally incapable. When their
Speaker died they had to consult the
Lords as to what they were to do.
whereupon, the Queen, hearing of it.
volunteered a piece of statesmanlike
advice. "Go back," she said, "and
elect a new one."j The problem was
solved.
What would the Westminster polic
constables think if, one day, Ix>r>'
Rosebery, Lord Lsnsdowne, and Lord
Crewe turned up at the House, each
with a small army at his back? Yet.
such was the habit of Lords in the
fifteenth century. And what would the
Dukes of Westminster, Connaught,
and Buccleugh think if, on relaxing
their attendance at the House for any
considerable period, they found themselves the recipients' of polite notes,
informing them that they had been
fined £100 for neglecting their duties?
For bishops and earls the fine used
to be 100 marks, and for abbots and
barons £40.
HE IS NOW GEOGRAPHER
R. E. YOUNG HAS HAD ANOTHER
OFFICE ADDED.
Well-Known Official In the Department of the Interior Drew Up the
Early Maps of the Manitoba Lands,
Auctioned Off In the Days of the ,
Boom—His Work Is Chinese In
Its Accuracy,  Say  Experts.
Old-timers who were in Winnipeg in
Lie boom days will recall the daily
and nightly auction sales of real estate which wero the chief attraction
of the infant prairie metropolis at
that time, and will remember the
huge plans of townsitcs which decorated the walls of Coolican's auction rooms. The young man to whom
mi.ny of those m:.ps, in all their
glory of bright colors and gold leaf,
owed their existence is now Geographer of Canada, with a long record of
good work to his credit, and no doubt
many years of, usefulness yet to come.
Mr. R, E. Young, D.L.S., who has
recently hud the post of Geographer
added   to  his  numerous  other  duties
Recent Inventions.
A machine has been Invented to
wrnp with wire a telephone or telegraph pole to save It from gnawing
horses.
A tick bummer the heud of which
folds Into a recess In the stick for
coiivcnWnec In carrying has heen patented hy n Penusylvnniiin.
A Swede has constructed an nerlal
torpedo which Is claimed to he capable of destroying a fortification or the
biggest battleship afloat. It weighs
t weuly-t wo pounds,
A pulse counting watch hns been Invented for the use of physicians and
IIIIrues In London, 'ihe watch Indies leu without mental calculation tbe
number of bents of the pulse In a minute.
Facts From France.
Lovely.
I     "And did you enjoy your trip through
Switzerland?"
"Yes; very much. Tbey had such attractive postcards all through thai
country."—Chicago Record-Herald.
"Prices Advancing."
[From the egg market 'reports.J
Dead is Ihe nohle goose that laid
The golden e«gs ot old,
But eggs lai.l by ihe modern hen
Are worth their weight In gold.
— Woman's Home Companion.
Always on the Go.
May me-1 understand the man Elvira Is engaged lo Is a great traveler.
Edyth-Yes. Indeed! He's a street
cur conductor.—Chicago News.
To Be Hoped For.
A little more sweet and a little less sour,
A little less weed and a little more llower,
A lit, i" more song and a little less sigh,
A little less earth and a little more sky.
—Baltimore dun.
The Purls Eiffel tower Is 086 feet
high.
One neroplane factory of Pnrls employs fifty-two |«*rsons.
France hns a larger proportion of Its
entire population employed in the service of the state than any other civilized
nation.
The Nntlonnl Council of Frenchwomen, which hns a membership of more
than 78.000, has been circulating s
monster petition in favor of woman
suffrage.
Are Tall Men Stupid?
Dr. I. Popper, an eminent German
physician, has been making some interesting observations regarding the
stature of individuals and the relation that exists between height and
tulent and genius. The doctor finds
that not only persons with considerable talent but the genuises of the
world have all been and are of medium size or less.
Among statesmen he points out At-
tilu, Cromwell, Frederick II., Napoleon, Gambetta, Thiers—ull of whom
were of very small stature. Jesus
Christ, too, the doctor says, according
to the Talmud, was built in small
proportions; so was Paul. Among the
great artists the short men were Raphael, Michael Angelo, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, and Menzel.
Wills  In Ancient Greece.
Wills were introduced into Athens
by Solon, though in many other parts
of Greece they were discountenanced.
Diogenes Lucrtius gives copies of the
wills of several celebrated men, such
as Plato, Aristotle and others. Before
Solon's law no man was ullowed to
make a will, the wealth of the deceased belonging in certain proportion
to the members of his family, and
even ufter Soion only un Athenian
citizen had the privilege of bequest,
the estutcs of both slaves und foreigners being confiscated for the u*e of
the public.
A Queer Wooden Flowei
A queer wooden flower is to be
found in Guatemala. This (lower is
culled the rose of hell from the fact
thut it grows on the sides of >fount
Agua und round the Beared edges of
the volcano ol Fuego. It has four distinct petals, the niitsidos of which ure
covered with barK like thut of u tree,
'llic auiill, usually about a foot high,
is of solid wood covered with burk.
The flower measures neurly u foot
across.
There Only by  Inference.
An Englishman coming by train to
Glasgow  lor the first time und  pass-
WILLIAM WA.T80N.
he was surprised to hear Miss Asquith say that a man named Nash,
one of her father's secre'-.ries, was
the man "who used to v. C.-B.'s
speeches for him." By "i/.-B." she
meant the lute Sir Henry Campbell-
Bannerman, Premier Asquith's predecessor, and probably the best loved
of English Premiers since the days of
Gladstone. Continuing, Miss Asquith
said, according to Watson: ,
"Do you know, I have often wondered whether some of those phrases
of 'C.-B.'s' that caught on so much
such as 'methods of barbarism' and
that sort of nonsense, really came
from 0,-B., or from Nash."
Tlie poet says he. attempted to show
his resentment at the reflection cast
upon the dead Premier by offering to
Wllte in the album of Miss Asquith
a stirring defence of Sir Henry Cuinp-
bell-Banncrman.
"1 thought I had flung the most
.unforgivable insult at this family by
this offer," Watson says, but to his
surprise he. received a letter from
Mrs. Asquith in which she said her
daughter would welcome the contribution to her album.
A Wandering Boy.
Filled with a wandering spirit, John
Corr, a (otirtecn-year-old  Dublin boy.
■ »L   ,i ii     i   . „*:   ..     ...;i    .„    .. ' t.orr,   u   iourieeii-yeiii-oni   unoiin   ooy,
&..«2 I!''":   J,""0^ . ^in0,"    K-'three,  times'   disappeared    from
Centillium apposite, with whom he
hud been chatting:
"Queer name, 'Motherwell.' Is there
a 'Fatherwell' next?"
"No," was the reply, 'but we come
immediately to Bothwell."—London
Tit-liits.
Fate of the Pad Crank.
There was a football player
Who pHdded ears and nose.
Then stitched a padded layer
Where shoulder blades arose.
Pads wrapped and pads suspended.
Encircled  him.  they tell,
And when a season ended
He reached tho padded cell.
— Detroit Free Press.
Revolver Needed.
John—I'll bring you a fork, sir.
The Customer— Whot for?
John—The  cheese,  sir.
home. On two occasions he was
found after a short period in a different part of Ireland, but his third
expedition has lasted sixteen months.
He disappeared in June of last year,
and, after fruitless inquiries lasting
over a year, his relutives gave up
hope of hearing of him again. The
other day, however, his father received a letter from Killaloe, stating that
the boy was there in the employment
1 of n farmer.    It appears that he had
Librarians' Howlers.
It is usually the ignorant or confused frequenters of a library who are
responsible for amusing mistakes, but
occasionally an over-haughty guardian
of literature gives occasion for a quiet
smile to those she serves. To a request for "Prometheus Unbound" one
such replied, with chilling decisiveness, "We have no unbound books."
More recently a school teacher,
wishing to extend her rather scanty
knowledge of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in view of the centenary of
his birth, inquired at the delivery
desk of a rural library for "The Gold
Bug," adding, "I can't find it in the
catalogue, but I'm sure you have it.
A friend of mine had it out last
week."
The librarian glanced at the card-
catalogue drawer over which the
teacher had been poring and smiled
n superior smile.
"No wonder, Miss Jones," she explained, with / patient gentleness.
"You're looking under 'Fiction.' Turn
to 'Entomology,' and you won't have
any trouble."
Smiling in her turn, a different and
more genial smile, the teacher turned
to "Entomology," and there, indeed,
duly classified with learned works on
Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, she foun^
the unscientific but fascinating insect
invented by thut master of mystery
tales.
The president of a woman's club, also brushing up her knowledge of Poe
before writing a paper on his life,
sought at the local library for that
weird tule of horror, "the Pit and the
Pendulum."
She was referred to the card-catalogue, and advised to look under "Mechanics" or "Horology."
How Steel   Shoulder-Straps Originated.
The story goes that the steel curb
shoulder-strap of the British cavalry
originated in a woman's wit and
resourcefulness. Of course, chain |
armor is an ancient thing; but when:
Sir George Luck was setting out for
Kandahar during the first operations
against Afghanistan, Lady Luck,
knowing something of the fighting
methods of the tribesmen, whose four-
foot knife can cut clean from shoulder
to belt, sewed a couple of steel curb
chains under each of the shoulder-
straps on her husband's tunic. As a
protection from sword-cuts these
proved so effective, that at the end of j
the campaign Sir George made a re-
port in relation thereto, with the result that they were adopted as a permanent feature of tho cavalry uniform.
B. B.  YOUNO.
in the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, is a native of Georgetown, Ontario. He studied surveying with
Evans & Bolger, Belleville, and in
the late 'seventies went to the northwest and grew up with western ideals.
To his credit stand prominently the
re-Biirvey of the city of Winnipeg,
under the Torrens system, and the
making of a map in connection therewith, a job so well done that in a
score of years the first error has yet
to be found. The location and survey
of the old trails in Manitoba was also
a notable and painstaking achievement. The surveying of mining claims
in British Columbia gave him a thorough knowledge of the mountains, and
a year or two of railway engineering
added to his store of experience.
Some eight years ago Mr. Young
was called to Ottawa to undertake
the adjustment of the railway land
grunts. By his thorough acquaintance
with the west and the adoption of
common-sense methods he reduced,
the chaos to order; in a few years
all tangles were straightened out, and
the companies to whom land hnc'
been grunted were put in possession
of the Inst acre. Having a natural
bent for cartography and an abiding
belief in the value of good maps, he
utilized the information acquired in
adjusting the railway lands in the
creation of a map Bhowing the lands
—odd sections—that had been alienated in this manner, following it up
with,.-fts natural complement, the
homestead map—even sections—which
has passed through seven editions,
and is the sheet anchor of every mnn
dealing in land in the west. Of this
series of maps experts in'Washington
said there was nothing in any country to equal them—they were Chinese
in their microscopic accuracy.
Greedy for work to a degree unusual in a Government servant, the
administration of the Bwsmp lands
in Manitoba, the Grand Trunk Pacific
townsites, the railway belt of British
Columbia, and waterpowers of the
Dominion was put in Mr. Young's
hands,'\and of his own motion he
took up\the regions north of the
Saskatchewan and Alberta, which
have becomc\well known to the world
through his \"Fertile Northland,"
and other publications, as well as
his addresses before Canadian clubs
and elsewhere.      \
On the appointment of Mr. James
White, Canadian geographer for
many years, to the p»st of secretary
of the Conservation Co>Rmission, Mr.
Young i is offered and oftrepted the
vacant position, and imm:diat •TSrSRent
from British Columbia, where he was""
temporarily occupied with departmental business, to London, Eng.,
to attend the conference of the geographers of all nations now engaged
in the preparation of a standard map
of the world.
A Lucky Find.
A London novelist has just had a
stroke of luck. He was poring over
the boxes arranged along the walls by
the side of the Seine, nnd decided
to buy for a couple of francs a "Hen-
riede," in quaint type, published last
century, in which there were a number of engravings. He went off with
his prize, and in the evening began
reading it. He found two of the pages
of Scene 3 stuck together, and on
opening them with a knife found three
bunk-notes of $200 eaeh.
Luminous Mushrooyis.
A trnveler in Australia found a very
large mushroom, weighing five pounds.
He took it to the house in which
he was for the time being residing,
and hung it up to dry in the sitting-
room. Entering after dark, he was
amazed to see a beautiful soft light
emanating from the fungus. It continued to give out light for many
nights, gradually decreasing until it
was wholly dry. Many kinds of fungi
have this peculiarity. Humboldt describes some he suw in the mines.
The glow in rotten wood is caused by
its containing the threads of light-
giving fungi.
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llu*  Customer-A. forks   no good. , wand(,r(Hl aI1 over .re*and, working for
Lung ii revolver. a week or tw0 ■„ various piaceB.
.Worse Than the Bark. ~~       "       "           ^VCl
-That dog next door should be kill r„«.r.nt.
ed."
"Why?   Does II bnrk nil night
The  Proposal.
ne (nervously>-Er-er-Mnrgaret—er-
er—there's something has been trembling ou my lips for the last twoj
moil His.
She-Yes, so I sM.-Wny-dMnit-jiou.
shave It off?-Princeton Tiger.
Different
"Your daughter was to give me an
answer lo a very Important question
.V.;' ihafH Just" the "trouble,    foo Mn*? fveiilng." .
"Be seated; she will be down In a
hnlt hour or so."
"Is she making up ber mind?"
•Xo; Hint would uot lake long.   It's
her face."—Houston Post
Foolish  Worry.
"Captain, is there no way in which
the ship muy be saved?"
"None at all, sir. We are going to
the bottom, but I should not worry
about the ship, sir, if I were you—she
is fully insured. You'd better find a
life belt."
wake up in the night and listen tor
Ihe dog and cnu'l hear a single sound."
-Bullulo Express.
In High Life.
"What could you advise me to get
as a Christmas present for my Hance?"
"Well, a copy ol the divorce statutes
lo s great expense."
Geographical.
'TIs proper to kiss, 'neath the mistletoe,
,  , A* hlltWy'snows,
might come iu as handy as auy.lhltig,,   But-where « ihe miss ,   ..,:. ,
'••*>-uWreould get**or"tiim' WUffdut iMbgf-' Wfi'o-irh'firratn'i'r u^nrlsWd  r'-     >•
Kiani umiei  tne nose/
Aggravating.
Her every move Is one of grace.
And yet It riles me some—
We are In a public place-
To see her stretch her gum.
-Detroit Free
Modern Literature.
Visitor-What have you In arctic literature? '
Librarian-Cisilibixiks and Penryodl-
cats.—Brooklyn Life.
From the Weather Report. ■,
Verily, It doth begin ter
Loos considerably line w-lnln.
-New York Mall
The  Wisdom of Silence.
A judge once hud several hams
stolen from his smokehouse. He missed them at once, but said nothing
about it to any one. A few days lu-
ter n neighbor came to him.
"Say, judge," he said, "1 heard yew
had some hums stole t'other night."
/"Yes," replied the judge, very confidentially, "but don't tell any one.
You and I are the only ones who
know it*"
Honest Jack.
Pearl-Jnck Is such a conscrvatlva
chnp. He vows he wouldn't think of
stealing a kiss unless—
Kuby-Uuless what?
Peiirl-Unless he had tbe chance.—
Illustrated Bits.
Only Two Classes.
We know two aorta of debtors-goodness
knows
That neither sort's much good—
The sort that would pay If they could and
': :   those
Who.could pay If tbey would.
-Catholic StJndard and Times, -.-,"»*   w  »j     ••»   - - • ' — '- •'—■ -f*rr ■     "-W"'
'i.
THE    TIMES,     HOSMER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE FORCE OF
JnnMPli,
A Race After the Runaways That
Was Not a Failure.
By   KENYON   8AND3.
[Copyright.  1909,   by  Associated  Literary
Press. |
Jimmy Brtce swung tbe big road car
Into tbe winding drive, took tbe sharp
curve by tbe bouse on I wo wbeels and
brought up at tbe steps with an ad-
ruptness that all but sent blm bead-
. long through tbe wind shield.
> P    On tbe wide veranda Colonel Thorn
ton was pacing agitatedly to and fro.
bis lips set light aud bis keen old eyes
flashing fire.
"It's come at last, just as I expected," be raved as the car came to its
spectacular stop. "Mabei has gone
with that young upstart Nixon-
gone—gone—eloped! Do you understand? That's why 1 sent for you. I'd
go wilh you myself If riding In the
wind didn't bring ou my asthma so
I'd go with you and muke It hot foi
him, I swear I would. As It Is you'll
have to tuke Nell. She'll know what
to do. Ho. Nell. Nell!" he called sun
denly through tbe open front door
"Here's Jimmy In tbe racer. Hurry-
up!   You haven't a miuute to lose!"
Light footsteps paltered on tbe
stairs. Ou to tbo veranda came Nell
Thornton.
"They've gone across tbe state line
, '.o Northvllle. of course," tbe colonel
' declared.    "You  can  get 'em  If you
hurry.   Let out thnt car, Jimmy.   Don't
let 'em make It abend of you."
nimmy opened up tbe car, and down
tbe drive tbey went ut a reckless pace,
swung Into the road and went whirling toward Northvllle, leaving In Ibeir
wake a cloud of dust that rose even
above tbe treetops.
Once I bey reached a straight stretch
of road Brice leaned toward tbe girl
f     beside him.
"We'll overtake 'em If tbey haven't
> too   much  of  a   start,"  be declared.
"How long have tbey been gone;"
"Half an hour," she answered.
"Then we've got 'em," said be encouragingly. "Of course we've got to
bead tbls thing off."
"Of course," sbe agreed, but some-
bow Jimmy was Impressed wltb tbe
Idea that sbe was not overentbuslustlc
about It.
"I almost wish we could let 'em go."
ssld be. "She's desperately lu love
with blm, and Nixon Isn't a half bud
chap."
"That's Impossible." said sbe. "She's
nothing but a child. 1 almost tblnk if
sbe bad been firm wltb papa be would
have consented, but to try to take tbe
matter lu her owu bands tbls way bus
sent him into u frightful rage."
Tbey reached a fork In tbe road. One
branch led to Northvllle, tbe other to
Standlsb.
Jimmy swung the car Into tbe left
band branch of the road and gave it
full cpr-cd again.
"What are you going to do when
...    you catch them':" he asked.
}f       "I shall be very Arm, and you must
back me up."
ri "All   right,"   he   agreed   cheerfully.
"Of course I will; but, honestly, Nell, I
bate like fury to butt in."
"You're not going to desert me nt
tbe critical moment, ure you?" she
questioned anxiously. ,
"Sure I'm not! Watch me,f be
laugbed.
Tbe soft May dusk was coming on.
Tbey shot past bouses In which the
lights were already beginning to twinkle.
"Seems to me we ought to be getting a squint at them pretty soon,"
said be.
"There's a car ahead." she cried suddenly.   "Hurry—oh, hurry!"
Tbe road car seemed fairly to lift
Itself from the ground. Tbey sped up
to tbe car ahead, but its occupants
' were a middle aged couple wbo looked
up in mild reproof as they tore past.
[■) Jimmy Brlce laughed. "Foiled again!"
he mocked. "I believe they're going
to make It after alt."
"They mustn't-they mustn't" said
the girl.   "Cau't we go any faster?"
Jimmy shook his head.   "This Is her
[t      best speed," he declared.
Now they hud reached the outskirts
of Northvllle. Wltb honking born and
undiminished speed they tore along tbe
elm lined streets.
"They've got here ahead of us, all
right." ssld Jimmy. "Our ouly hope Is
to Interrupt the ceremony before It's
too late. Where'll they go? Have you
any Idea?"
"The parsonage of tbe brick church."
the girl explained. "Thnt Is where all
such couples bend for, I believe,"
They turned a corner. Just ahead
was n Hi I if church, nestling beneath
giant elms, nnd beside the church wus
a snug little parsonage,
The car came to a stop. Jimmy and
tbe girl both leaped out and ran up the
path to belabor the polished brass
knocker on the front door. An elderly
woman In cap and apron answered
their strident summons and smiled
upon them knowingly.
"Step right Into tbe purlor, If you
please." she Invited.
"Has a couple been here recently-
little girl, blond, and man. tall and
dark?" Jimmy asked puntlngly.
"Yes: they're lu the study now," said
the woman.
Without a word of explanation
Jimmy pushed past her, and. wltb the
girl following after, he strode Into a
room, where a pleasant faced elirgy-
man wns rending the marriage service
sonorously. Jimmy took u step forward, stopped, chuckled and turned to
Nell, beside blm. Tbe couple was not
the one they sought.
Then even us I hey stood there In
embarrassed silence tbey heard the
couple pronounced husband and wife.
"And now, my youug friends," suid
tbe clergyman tentatively, advancing
In their direction.
"Have you married any other couple
today?" Nell gasped.
The clergyman shook bis head.
"Of course you haven't your licenses," be said to Jimmy. "Fortunately the clerk of this town lives next
^oor, and If you will kindly give me
y>   necessary   Information   I'll   see
about tbetn for you."
Jimmy began to chuckle. He was.
about to explain to tbe clergyman bis
mistake when suddenly he squared his
shoulders, looked quickly at Nell and
then faced Bis Interlocutor resolutely.
And almost before tbe girl was aware
of what was happening Jimmy bud
given tbe requested information and
the clergyman .had tripped out to secure tbe licenses next door.
"Jimmy!" sbe gasped as tbe door
• losed behind tbe retreating parson.
"Jimmy!   For goodness' sake"—
Jimmy Brlce took ber band In his
own. "Nell, dear. I've waited so long,
and we've missed Mabel and Nixon
anyway, and tbls is such a bully cler-
gymuu—a real gentleman of the old
school."
"If you will be 8*od enough to stand
before me here." said tbe clergyman
when he came back.
"Come!" said Jimmy gently, and tbe
girl arose.
Stars were winking drowsily in a
cloudless sky when tbey once more
turned luto tbe winding drive and
found tbe colonel still pacing the vera udn.
"What do you think?" he bellowed
as they drew up to the steps. "They
didn't go to Northvllle. They took tbe
u:-Jil train for the city and were married there. Hnd tbe Impudence to
send me a telegram. Nixon did. asking my forgiveness. My forgiveness,
mind you-confound his Impertinence!
So you've had your trip for nothing!"
"Have we?" snld Jimmy, helping
the blushing Nell from tbe cnr. "Oh.
I'm not so sure of thnt, colonel. Step
Into the library with me. If you will.
I've something Important to tell you.
.Matrimony seems to have struck this
family today In a veritable epidemic."
The Berber's Story.
The barber drew the keen razor
over his customer's face and began:
"A friend of mine told me tbe best
tlsh story I ever heard In my life while
he was getting shaved the other day.
Want to bear It? All right. You see.
It concerns a physician wbo bad a
friend who was daffy over fish, and be
used to try all kinds of queer experiments wltb tbetn. One time the friend
told tbe physician that if you took a
flsb and kept It out of water every
day. Increasing the time each duy,
you'd soon have tbe fish so that It
wouldn't have to be In the water at all.
Well, tbe Idea sounded reasonable to
tbe physician, so be went nnd bought
a large shad. He put It In an aquarium, and every day he took It out of
the water and put It on tbe floor. Tbe
lirst day be only allowed It to stay nut
for thirty seconds, but every day be
Increased the time until Anally the
shad didn't need sny water at all to
live In.
"Well, one rainy nlgbt tbe physician
was sitting In bis study teaching tbe
shad to smoke a cigar when tbe telephone bell rang, and after answering
It tbe physician prepared to go out on
a hurry call. He ordered his carriage,
and when tt appeared at the door be
went out. tbe shad following blm. It
was raining hard, and a perfect torrent of water was flowing down Ihe
gutters. The shad attempted to get In
tbe carriage, but slipped and fell Into
tbe gutter and was drowned. Oh, I'm
sorry I cut you, sh*. But you couldn't
help smiling then, could you?"—Philadelphia l'ress.
BEAUTIFUL PARSEE WOMEN.*
-■. p~        .  . -    :i
Most   Enchanting   of   All   Types   sf
Eastern Loveliness.
'     In a typical Hindu beauty the skin
is just dark enough to give  a rich,
soft   appearance  to   the   complexion,
the features are regular, the eyes mild
I and black and shaded by long silken
: lashes; the hands and feet are small
; and  elegantly formed,  the demeanor
i is  modest,  the  manners gentle,   the
| voice  low and sweet.
I     Of course one does not often meet
j with   such   a   combination   of   good
1 points, but when they do exist who
' can wonder at the havoc created in
the hearts of susceptible male beholders.
There are good-looking women occasionally among the middle class Hindus, but most travelers agree that it
is the high-caste Parsee who must be
considered the most beautiful of them
all.
The Parsee women will compare
favorably with any women in the
world. With large, lustrous, dove-like
eyes, they liave beautiful, regular features, rich-cream complexions and a
nobility of carriage which you do not
find in the other women of the east.
The Parsee woman is not secluded as
is her Hindu and Mohammedan sister, and you may see her at any hour
on the streets of Bombay.
You will find her dressed in silk,
from the graceful folds which are
darped over her forehead, and which
full iu folds down her back, to the
bright slippers and stockings, which,
of u color to mutch her dress, peep
out from under her clinging gown us
she walks.
You may see her in a European carriage, with her delicate children beside her, riding of an evening with
turhuneil coachman and footman in
the brightest of liveries on the box in
front of her; or, if you have the fortune to have an invitation' to her
house, you will find her living in European style, and upon conversing
with her will see that she is edueated
and is as intelligent as an Occidental
womun.
LIVED IN FIVE REIGNS.
English Juggler Performed Before
King William IV.
Henry Johnson, a juggler of New
street, Grantham, Eng., was born in
Norwich on Christmas Day 103 years
ago. In his youth he performed before King William IV. at Buckingham
A SHILLING PER WEEK
THE BEDFORD ACRES.
MURDEROUS MISTS.
PRINCE EDWARD GOT THIS FOR
POCKET MONEY.
Mediaeval Architecture.
On the lower floor of the Brooklyn
museum may now be seen a series of
photographs that cannct fall to be of
interest to every one to whom tbe
Ideas uud practices of mediaeval architects aud artists make a genuine appeal.
Tbey Illustrate the doctrine held by
the curator of fine arts of the museum
that tbe builders of mediaeval times
frequently Introduced Irregularities or
deviations from mechanical exactness
In their churches and cathedrals by
Intention and that where irregularities.
nre found which may have been accidental tbe accident was not necessarily
ilue to Ignorance or carelessness on
the part of the builder, but to tbe general Indifference lo symmetry felt by
architects In tbe middle ages and to
their willingness to see In divergence
from straight lines an element of beauty.—New York Times.
Young Heir to the Throne of Britain
While at Osborne Has Had No
Privileges Over the Ordinary Lad—
In Engine Shops He Has to Learn
How to Make Things With His
Hands—Is   Immensely Popular.
It is said that when King Haakon
VII. of Norway presented himself for
the first time on the Dromning Louise
as a naval cadet—"a small boy with
a big canvas bag full of sea clothes
on his shoulder"—he was accosted by
the sentry with, "Who goes there?"
The young prince dropped his bag
in sheer fright, and it would have
fallen overboard if the sentry had not
caught it. After, in fear and trembling, the boy had been induced to
give his name' and number, the sentry turned to the officer on duty with
these words: "Officer on guard, I report a skinny little enemy outside
who's only got a name in front—and a
poor one, too—and none behind. He
doesn't know anything, and he looks
it fore und aft."
Such w.as the introduction to the
Danish navy of the future King of
Norway; and although Prince Edwurd
of Wales, the coining King of Kng-
land, had no such humiliating initiation as a Bailor-boy, since his royal
lather himself took him to Osborne
to introduce him to his new career,
he quickly found that a King in embryo was of no more account there
than the son' of a merchant or of a
half-pay officer.
i When his father and uncle, Prince
Albert Victor, went through a similar
training on the Britannia thirty years
earlier .they had to stow away their
clothes like their fellow-middies;
they attended the same classes, messed, played, and drilled with them.
Indeed, the only privilege they enjoyed was that their hammocks were
slung behind a separate bulkhead.
And so it was with Prince Edward
at Osborne through two years of learning the mysteries oi sail-drill, knotting und splicing, and all the other
^occupations of a junior naval eadet.
From this 'prentice stage Prince Edward has emerged with considerable
credit into the second stage of his
training as a Bailor at the Dartmouth
Royal Naval College, the magnificent
•and imposing building which dominates some of the most glorious scenery in Devonshire.
:   At Dartmouth budding admirals and
captains  complete  their training  for
, the sea—in the engineering shops, the
I class-rooms, and on a training-cruiser.
Some  little  distance  from the  main
block of the college are the mechani-
i cal instructional workshops, equipped
■ with   a  remarkably   fine  engineering
I and fitting plant,  with the practical
i use  of which  the  cadet is taught to
familiarize himself.    In these shops,
in which he revels, our future Sovereign plays the Bomewhat grimy role
of mechanic, learning to fashion with
his royal hands a bar of rough steel
into a polished  spindle, or to make
a joint thut will resist a steam-pressure of, say, 300 pounds, on the square
inch.    The    whirr   of   the   complex
machinery is music to him, and his
mechanical  skill  is said  to  surprise
An   Expensive   Possession.
A certain gentleman In Durham, owns
s row of houses, and In one of tnem
lives a married son of bis who Is noted
for bis miserly habits.
This bus gut to sueb'a pitch thut for
several years bis father has been unable tn get a single penny of tbe rent
due to bim.
As be did not want to take harsh
measures he at last went to his son
and said:
"Look here. Tom; It's plainly no use
trying to get any rent out of you for
that bouse of Milne, so I've decided to
give It to you."
"No, thank you," Interposed tbe son.
'I don't want it."
"Why not. pray?" exclaimed tbe as-
onlslied parent.
"Because then," replied the unn-
oashed son, "i*B have to pay Hie rate**
mil taxes, and goodness knows they
ire heavy enough in Durham."— Man-
•hester tiuardian.
Most people will speak the trutb-for
a consideration.
Relief Station.
My very warmest ihoughto today
Go out to cousin Jim. ;
I wonder It ne u like lo have /
Me drop a note to mm, ;
For my vacation days are not
So very lar away,
And on his farm it wouldn't cost.
A single cent lo stay.
For he possesses acres broad
And has a spunking pair
Of trotting horses that are Dullt
To lake one anywhere. \t
His taoie groans with choicest food*
And there 1 would he strong.
For if 1 went 1 sure would take '\
My appetite along. • 4
A hammock swings beneath the shade*
His porch Is broad anc deep,
And on a sunny afternoon
A pleasant place to sleep.
His rolling fields are fair to see.
The stock Is eieek and plufnp. ■
His cows are trained to lurnlab milk
That never saw a pump.
I know I would enjoy the time.
1 wonder would he say,
"Come out and make yoursell to home,*
Were 1 lo write today,
I wonder If ne would attempt
To even up old scores
For boyish pranks should 1 come out
And set me doing choree.
MR. JOHNSON.
Pulaee as a juggler. The King was
so delighted that he gave each member of the company $250 and granted
them a license to perform in any market place, town, or hotel. Johnson
also appeared at the Royal Hotel,
Tunbridge Wells, before Princess Victoria and the Duchess of Kent. Mr.
Johnson has lived in five reigns. He
is still remarkably active and may
be seen walking about Grantham
with no further assistance than a
walking stick.
Charges Against Police.
A case of alleged police conspiracy
at Bahraich is exciting the greatest
interest throughout India. Ten police
officers, including Inspector Makur
Jagannath Singh and two sub-inspectors, were accused of conspiring with
other prisoners to fabricate false evidence, and tc b«.ing a false charge
against fifteen persons of the offence
of assimbling together to commit da-
coity. It appears that a large capture
of dacoits was supposed to have been
made by the police in Kutti some time
ego, and the persons arrested were
committed for trial to the Bessions.
Before the hearing came on Inspector
Hakim Khan, who took part in the
capture, made a statement that the
whole case was false and concocted;
that the persons captured were not
dacoits but ehowkidars disguised as
dacoits, who had been placed ready
in Kutti with guns, pistols, and ammunition, and instructed how to act;
that the persons arraigned as the
dacoits captured in Kutti had been
arrested at various times beforehand
nnd collected at Rupadiba, where
they were substituted for the ehowkidars on the return of the party from
Kutti; and that everything had been
arranged beforehand. After making
this extraordinary statement, Inspector Hakim Khan shot himself. The
tragedy led to the present enquiry.
Black Problem Serious.
Mr. C. W. Cousins, of the Cape
Labor Bureau, takes a pessimistic
view of the future of the colored
population of Cape Town. In a recent interview.he stated that although
there are plenty of opportunities up
country, the majority of the young
men will not leave the city, partly
because they have learned a different
standard of living and partly because
of their disinclination to settle down
to steady work. The older blacks,
says Mr. Cousins, are filled with misgivings in regard to the majority of
the younger generation. Lately a
number of youths were offered regular employment in town at 3s. per
day, but, though the work was not
hard, they refused it. Again, only
recently the copper mines imported
i.bout 200 boys from St. Helena, because it was found impossible to get
the labor from tho Peninsula. .
How   the   Duke's   Family   Came   by
Their Huge Estate.
It was Lord Ridley who some time
i ago stated that nearly one-third of
I the land is owned by the House of
] Lords in one way or another. The
i Duke of Bedford's portion is 84,000
i acres, which includes 250 acres of
j some of the most valuable ground-
, rents in London. He owns the larger
I portion of Bloomsbury and the whole
of Covent Garden, including the mar-
1 ket, which is reputed to bring him
! in $250,000 a year. Altogether the
annual rent of the duke's London
| estate  amounts  to  $11,000,000.
In Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire,
1 and  Devonshire    the   duke  possesses
i acres  which   are   estimated   to   bring
him in close upon $400,000 a year, not
to mention land  in Buckinghamshire
and Hunts.    And nearly the whole ol
: it   came   to   the    Russells    by   royal
. giants, although it must be confessed
that some of the latter were worthily
I won,   for   the   Bedfords  and   Russells
have at times done great service  to
the  country.
The first Russell, for instance, who
| was created Karl of Bedford in  1550.
, was  one   of   the   most   accomplished
men of his time, although it was real-
i ly a lucky chance which brought him
into  royal   favor  and paved   the way
'  for  receiving such  gifts  as  Tavistock
Abbey and  the extensive possessions
attached  to  it,   and  subsequently  the
j monastery of Woburn, with  its park,
1  which  is  twelve   miles  in   circumference.    Of the abbey nothing now re-
j  mains,   the   present   mansion,   which
I was   built   mainly   in   the   eighteenth
j century  h-ing one of the most magni-
■  ficent in the country.
And   this   was   how   John   Russell.
I the   first   Karl   of   Bedford,   founded
; the  fortunes of   the  family.    He was
j residing    on    the,   Dorsetshire    coast,
j when contrary winds caused the ves-
I sel    conveying    Archduke    Philip    ol
| Austria from Flanders to Spain to be-
j come stranded   near Weymouth.    Sir
Thomas   Trenchard,   cousin   to   John
Russell,   hospitably   entertained    the
archduke, but deputed the actual attendance  upon   him to  Mr.   Russell,
who had lately returned from the continent and was familiar with the German language.
Thus it came about that he wns introduced, with the archduke, to Henry
VII., and Mr. Russell was at once
tuken into favor. He was appointed
a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber,
and, after accompanying Henry VIII.
to the French wars, was created Baron
Russell and Earl of Bedford, the
grants already mentioned going with
the titles. During the reign of the I
boy King Edward VI., who died, at
sixteen, he was further enriched, and
amongst other grants secured a plot
of land called Sevenacres, or Long
Acre, and Covent Garden, which had
fo-merly belonged to the monks of
Westminster.
Several times Lord Russell was in
serious trouble. While he was M.P.
for Tavistock he was arrested for
debts and duelling, from which plight
he was rescued by his marriage with
Lady Rachel Wriothesley, second
daughter and co-heiress of the Earl of
Southampton, who brought with her
no small "dot."
One or two other advantageous marriages helped to swell the wealth of
the Bedford family, and a few purchases of property have been made
from time to time. Generally speaking, however, the present wealth of
the Duke of Bedford is derived from
the original grants made to the ances
Storms Throughout the Empire That
Bring Death In Their Wake.
The "London particular" is cot
only unpleasant to endure, but also
extremely dangerous to human
health. Continuous fog makes much
work for both doctor and undertaker
in the metropolis and other large
centres of population.
Fog is dreaded, moreover, by ship
cuptuins even more than a gale.
Supposed by many to be chiefly
confined to northern latitudes; but
this is a mistaken idea.
Steamers from the Cape occasionally encounter fog of the most impenetrable character, caused not by
moisiure in the air, but by dust
blown out to sea from the continent
of Africa.
Not many months ago, the steamer
DunoIIy Castle ran into a fog of this
kin! when only 20 miles north of the
equator, and steamed through it for
three days and nights. It was so dark
that for many hours it was impossible to see from one end of the ves-
s ■!  to  the other.
Another steamer, the Springfield,
lost her way in this strange dust fog,
the material of which came from the
Sahara, more than 200 miles away,
and was wrecked.
Less known than either these types
of storms is tlie socalled "white
death" of the Klondyke. This is a
fog in which the whole air becomes
full of minute particles of ice. It is
thick beyond belief, and exposure to
it for any length of time in the open
means certain death to human
beings.
In the Rocky Mountains hailstorms
of appalling severity are not uncommon—so heavy that they are actually dangerous to human life. But it
is a place called Timaru, iu New
Zealand, which boasts the record
hailstorm. That was in November
two years ago.
A gentleman caught in it described
how, to save his horse, he was forced
to cover the animal with his rugs,
thr carriage mat, and cushions. He
himself would have been killed hut
for covering his own head with »
cushion
During the quarter of an hour the
storm lasted the vehicle was filled to
overflowing with hailstones the sine
of hens' eggs.
his instructors. . - ...
The gymnasium is a spacious hall I [or who won royal favor and riches
standing at a distance of a few hun  '   '    — • -   -»• -
dred yards from the main block oi
buildings. Here it is that a staff of
skilled instructors supervise the physical development of the cadets
throughout their sojourn at the college, in conformity with all the most
approved principles of hygienic exercise.
But the pride of the Royal Naval
College is the beagle pack, which is
famous everywhere in the surrounding countryside.
The kennels are on the brow of the i
hill, near the playing fields, und the
average strength of their inmates for
some years has been about twenty
couples. Throughout the season meets
are held every Jialf-holiday at various places up to a distance of five
miles from the college. The commander of the college is master of the
hunt, and his helpers usually consist of twelve cadets, selected principally on account of being, very fleet
on foot. In the gymnasium and in
following the hounds, of both of
which he is passionately fond, Prince
Edward more than holds his own with
his fellows of the same age as himself.
At Osborne the prince fared exactly
aa the other cadets, had the same
hours of study, the same food and
accommodation, and, like the other
boys, a shilling a week as pocket-
money, and no "tuck shop" account
allowed. At Dartmouth he is lodged
In a block which opens from a main
corridor one-eighth of a mile long,
and shares the common gun-room
known as the St. Vincent. He occupies a dormitory with twenty-nine
other cadets, the beds in which are
placed head to head lengthwise down
the room at three-yard intervals.
Discipline is strict, and from "turn
out" at 6.50 in the morning until
"turn in" at 9.10 in the evening the
cadets ure under constant supervision,
and are for the most part kept fully
occupied, either in study or exercise.
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
are given over entirely to recreation
—except in the case of defaulters,
who have to do punishment drill.
by his polite attendance upon the
Austrian archduke who wus wrecked
near Weymouth.
BOTHA'S NEW ROLE.
Bogus Coin for Africa.
According to a Johannesburg journal, a number of continental crooks
arc engaged in running a mint, which
has its headquarters in Germany, for
the purpose of making and conveying counterfeit gold coins to Africa.
It is stated that discs of gunmetal
are cut almost the sue of half sovereigns and sovereigns, and covered
with gold. The nieces are turned out
perfectly "milled," and of the exact
weight of the ordinary current coin.
These coins are taken by a traveler,
who is going out on "commission" to
Africa. He arrives with a packet of
a hundred or two of sovereigns. For
safe keeping he places these in the
hands of the purser, and is often a
well-behaved, thrifty passenger on the
liner. On arrival at Cape Town or
Durban the traveler obtains his
"money" from the purser, and the
rest is an easy matter. In various
bars, and by making purchases, the
"money" is soon in circulation.
Banks are deceived, for the coins are
the exact weight of the genuine currency. Monev is so esaily handled in
Africa that it has for a long time
been made a dumping ground by
these foreigners, who are said to make
a profit of about five shillings out of
every  "half-sovereign."
He
Is   Now   Building   For   Empire
Fought So Hard.
One of the most interesting of the
delegates to 'the recent Defence Conference in London was the Right Hon.
Louis Botha. It is not long ago that
he was chief of the Boer forces fight-
England's  Premier  Duke.
While many noble families proudly
boast their descent from knights that
came over with the conqueror, the
Duke of Norfolk can trace his back
to at least a century before this.
But the family hus sustained numerous catastrophes almost unparalleled in the history of any other noble
house. The first Duke of Norfolk led
the van of Richard III.'s army at
Bosworth, and fell there; his son was
the victor of Flodden Field, but his
grandson was beheaded by Henry
VIII.: the fourth duke held communication with Mary Queen of Scots, and
was also beheaded, and his son died
a prisoner in the Tower. The present
duke's first wife died ten years after
marriage, and their only son, delicate from birth, died in 1902.
The Duke of Norfolk is the premier
duke after the princes of the Blood-
Royal, and he owns about 49,900
acres. His Grace recently sold the
Holbein "Duchess" to a firm of art
dealers for $330,000, and it was ultimately bought for the nation for
$360,000.
BT.  HON.   LOUIS BOTHA.
ing desperately against the Empire.
To-day he is Prime Minister of the
Transvaal, und one of the men who is
doing the most to fuse the Dutch and
English  in  South  Africa.
When the Boer war broke out, Louis i
Botha went on the field as veldt-cotnet
—u   rank   somewhat   similar   to   that <
of colonel in the militia in Canada—
UpOn   the   death   of   (Jen.   Joubet,   he '
was   given    command    of    the    Boer j
T°.^.);.t.l,a.!:.thcu?.rin,"..i.fl„im.mln,,.r.. I rorce8r,whLi"h8Uied''fot the remainder
Mrs. Stnnrty—"Didn't the ladies
who called leave cards?"
Jane—"They wanted to, ma'am, but
I told them you had plenty of your
own, and better ones, too."
ly popular with his fellow-cadets is
to say what is literally true. As one
of them said to the writer, "He never
puts on the least side, and is as simple, jolly, nnd good-heurted a chap
as we've got in the college."
Made From a Leaf.
I   The tailor bird of India, n tiny yellow   creature,   makes   a  moat  curious
in.est.   To escape snakes and monkeys, I
this  bird  takes  a dead leaf,  flies up
into  a  tree,   and   with   a  fibre  for  u i
thread and its bill for a needle sews
jthe leaf to a green one hanging from
the  tree; the  sides  are sewn  up,  an I
opening to the nest thus formed  be- !
ing left at the top.    The leaf, appjir-
lently   hanging   from   a   twig,   would
never be taken for a nest.
of the war.
Did They?
There is nothing much more dis-
j ttessing than nn unfinished story. A
I number of people in a London draw-
I ing room were conversing about enpi-
I tal punishment when u lady remark-
i ed
"How  strange  it  must seem  to lie
sentenced to death!"
"Not so very, very strnngp, 1 assure
you.    I   was  myself  once  condemned
, to death  in   Africa," said a  returned
. African explorer
"Indeed'"     exclaimed     the    lady.
"And  were you—did they"—
"Did they what, madamf"
"Why,  did  they   execute   you,  you
know?"
Man Who "Sat on the Fence."
Of the many stories told of Lord
Rosebery, one of the best had its
scene in a certain London hat shop.
While his lordship stood bareheaded waiting to be fitted, a bishop entered, and, being rather short-sighteil,
mistook him for one of the shop assistants.
"Have you a hat like this!-" asked
the bishop, showing him his own
episcopal headgear.
Lord Rosebary took it, and examined it critically for u moment before
replying:
"No, I haven't; and if I had, I'm
blessed  if  I  should   wear it!"
Lord Rosebary owns 7,00(l acres in
Linlithgowshire, IH.ftOO iu Midlothau,
5,500 in Bucks, 2,000 in Norfolk, 500
in Herts, 170 in Kent, and three in
Suffolk.
His lordship replaced Gladstone as
Premier in 1*04, but the parly was
divided against itself, and the Ministry fell In 1898.
For many years Lord Rosebery was
oonstantly referred to in political cartoons as "sitting on the fence."
A Snake Astra/.
Lately a lady living at Wood Green,
i North   London,    Eng.,   discovered   in
i her children's  bedroom a live  .snake.
' Looking   into   the  dormitory   at   mid-
, night   to   ascertain   if   her  little   ones
were all right, she saw what was apparently a stocking on the floor; but,
I us she was  about to pick  it  up,  she
I saw   it   was a   snake,   nearly   a  yard
| long.   She screamed out for her hus-
; band,  and   the   intruder   was   secured
, with a pair of tongs and killed.
CONSORT'S BIOGRAPHER
SIR   THEODORE   MARTIN   WAS
FAMOUS VICTORIAN.
Englishman of Letters Who Died Re.
cently in Llangollen Wrote Official
Life of Queen Victoria's Husband
—Author of Many Other Works—
Married Helen Faucit, the Celebrated Actress.
Famous as a man of letters, and
better known as the author of the official "Life of the Prince Consort,"
Sir Theodore Martin died at the age
of 93, at his home, Bryutysilio, Llangollen, in the room in which he
wrote that great work alluded to,
and in which, also. Lady Martin, formerly Helen Faucit, the famous
Shakespearean actress, died in 1898.
Mr Theodore had been seriously ill for
a fortnight, during which time sympathetic Inquiries were made by the
King and Queen Alexandra, the
Prince and Princess of Wales, and
Princess Louise.
Sir Theodore Martin, born in 1310,
wus the son of James Martin, S.3.C.,
Edinburgh. Ha wrj educated lirst at
Edinburgh High Bchool and Edinburgh University, and became an ex.
client classical scholar under Prof.
Pillans. Adopting his father's profession, he earned both wealth and fame
in it as the head of the eminent firm
ol Parliamentary solicitors, Martin
and Leslie.   But he was more famous
SIB THEODORE MARTIN.
as a man of letters; and at the time
of his death ha was fairly entitled to
be esteemed the doyen of English
literature. The p'Tiod of his literary
activity had lasted between sixty and
seventy years. In the year in which
"Pickwith" was appearing he published his first work, "A Disputation between the Body and the Soul"—a
poem of fifteen pages, privately printed in 183-*. Then came the famous
"Bon Gaultier" collaboration with
Prof. Aytoun, to whom Martin was
introduced by Prof. Forbes, the author of the first important "climbing
book" in the language. The burlesque ballads were the most popular
volume of parodies since "Rejected
Addresses." There was a series of
"prize novelists," too, prior in date
to those of Thackeray. One of these,
an imitation of Disraeli, was reprinted in Sir Theodore Martin's "Life"
.of Aytoun. It was In 1846 that Sir
Theodore Martin went to London as a
Parliamentary agent. He at once got
an enormous practice of the best
kind. Those were the days of keen
and protracted contests b'tween great
railway companies, and in those contests the rising young lawyer took
part to his advantage.
That, while working a good deal
harder than the average solicitor, he
found time to produce as much poetry as the average poet, together with
a fair amount of prose, is a very
remarkable fact. He told the students of St. Andrews in his Rectorial
Address of 1881, that a crowded life
of hard professional work had left
him little leisure. "The busiest man
is the happiest man," he said, in a
speech given on his ninety-second
birthday. "Excellence in any art or
profession is only attained by hard
and   persistent  work.
"When a man imagines, even after
years of striving, that he has attained perfection, then his decline begins." Sir Theodore Martin's great
work, his biography of the Prince
Consort, he was requested, in 1874,
by Queen Victoria herself to undertake. The work had been commenced by Gen. Charles Grey, one of the
Equerries of the Queen, who had
been private secretary to Prince Albert, and who died in 1870. Although
Sir Theodore did not know the Prince
Consort personally, his biography,
when completed and given to the
world, was pronounced a great success, pleasing the public and—what
is more to the point — satisfying
Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria was
also very fond of Lady Martin. Every
Christmas Day, no matter where Sir
Theodore   was,   he   found   on   his
breakfast table a gift from her Ma-
justy. It was generally sent by a
special messenger, and was always
timed in reach him as he sat down
to breakfast,
It was in 1861 that Sir Theodore
married the celebrated actress, Helen
Faucit, The ceremony took place at
old St. Nicholas Church, Brighton.
He records, in his life of her, not,
perhaps, altogether without naivete,
that "she had a horror of public display at all tines, and wished that
this, the must siilemn act of her life,
should nol draw together the crowds
which," etc.; but that "ncvertheles.t
every seat in the church was filled,
Hnd the bride had to make her way
through the churchyard shrinking
from the gaze of a great crowd of
eager spectators." The marriage was
happy, I.ady Martin sharing her bus.
bands taste fur literary pursuits. After her retirement from the stage,
•vhieh did not take place immediately,
E.he wrote a work on Shakespeare's
female characters. Lady Martin died
on October 31. 1998.
"So they are going to try that minister and have him fired out of the
church," asks the first unregenerate,
"I should say so. It will go hard
with him," answers the second.
"What did he do? Deny any of the
dogmas t" \
"No. He nrgued tnat they ought tc
stop taking up collections."
Impossible Boy
Small Boy (applying for situation)—
What kind of a boy does yer want?
Merchant—A nice quiet hoy that
doesn't use bad words, smoke cigarettes, whistle around the office, piny
tricks, or get into mischief—     ,
Small Boy—Yer don't want no boy;
yer wants a goil.   See?
"And this," said the hostess, who
was showing some relics, "is the trunk
one of my ancestors brought over on
the Mayflower."
"In other words," rejoined the guest,
"it, i'i the trunk of your family tree."
Impossible
Tom-Whirley   must be
awful lot of money.
Dick—I should say lie is.
making  an
I actually
believe  he  is  making  more than  his I
wife can spend.
"Didn't some Idiot propose to you
before  our  marriage?"
"Certainly."
"Then  you  ought  to have  married
him."
up his
r  after
"Is it true that Long threw
position   as  purser  of  the   liin
i the lirst trip?"
"Yes. he found lie could not hold it
! down."
"That's just what I  did.'
al Star.
Montre-
Why  He Objects
"Women vote; Never, sir, with my
consent."
"Why not?"
''WhatI And have my wife losing
$100 hats to other women on the election."—Boston Transcript.
'I
Mere   Matter  of Time
sny  waiter,"  said  a  guest,  in  a
Boston   restaurant,   "have    you    nny
fried oysters?"
"No, sir," replied the home-grown
stinger, "but we have some oysters
thnt arc susceptible of being fried."
Of More Interest
"Papa," confided    the    pretty    girl,
I shyly, there is n rumor afloat that I
am to be the wife of Count  Hluffem."
"Ho h!" snorted the old man with a
frown.
,    "Hut—hut, don't  you  know the rumor is gaining currency every dny?"
"H'm! What good nre rumors.
| What I want to know is— is the count
J gaining currency?"
A
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FUTURE OF WESTERN CANADA
That history repeats itself is
n universally admitted axiom.
Th.-it wli.-it hus titkon place in
older countries will, under similar conditions, be repeated in
newer lands is equally true.
Western Canada stands to-
dny, practically, in the same
material condition as  did  that
ing. Its real worth has been
too firmly established in the
business world to warrant any
such course Generous advertising will sell almost anything,
good, bad and indifferent.
But it is the province of an
honest family journal to warn
its patronize against a certain
kind of gold brick advertising
which is catching far too many
good, bonest suckers in the
world. It is a class of fake advertising which promises to
convert everyone, regardless of
character, mental aptitude,
knowledge or education, into
expert professional or mechanical men and women. From
one magazine we take the following headings:
"We Teach Short Story Writing;" "Learn to Mount Birds;"
"I Teach Penmanship by Mail;"
"Become a Public Accountant;"
"I Can Make You a Convincing
Speaker;" "Learn Plumbing by
Mail;" "Study Law at Home;"
"Why Not You Be an Artist?"
"Become a Trained Nurse;"
"Learn Newspaper Work at
Home;' "Become a Cartoonist
and Earn $100 a Week;" "Shorthand in 30 Days;" "Learn to
Write Advertisements;" "Why
Not Become an Actor?"
There are many more in other magazines, but this one  list
British Columbia's material
benefits for 1910 will come alike
to conservative, liberal and socialist. Politics has no corner
on prosperity.
If you feel cold this kind of
weather just think of poor Dr.
Cook. Then you will get hot
under the collar.
The new $15,000,000 bridge
between New York and Brooklyn is said to be 10 parts cost
and 5 parts graft.
of 72 members she is entitled to
elect. The only sections that
are wavering he adds are London and the home counties, but
they cannot overcome the free
trade faith of the north of
England and Scotland. The
government in hie opinion is
certain to be returned.
HOW TAFTBDSTS TRUSTS
portion of   the  United   States
west  of the Mississippi thirty is sufficient to  emphasize  the
point intended, which is this:
Ninety per cent of all these al-
Bavarians drink most of the
beer they make, and so far the
only complaint is that they
don't make enough.
Speaking of Dr. Cook—but
then, there is no necessity of
saying anything more.
It is better to keep a New
Year's resolution a month than
to not, make any at all.
Winston Churchill appears to
be just now the stormy petrel
of English politics.
The Fernie postoffice is still
doing business—but not at the
same old stand.
years   ago.   At   present    that
portion—the only portion then
available to the pioneer of lim-' luring ads. are, simply baits and
itctl means—is closed to them nothing else. They are the
forever. The once boasted : most delusive literature ever
homestead laws of the states j put before gullible mankind,
have been abrogated. Presi- | It is doubtful if any one of the
dent Taft's flamboyant procla- bunko people' who insert such
mation of last summer, opening extraordinary advertisem e nt s
three Indian reservations un- is capable of imparting any
der the " homestead" laws, was really practical or useful infor-
a farcial performance and a mation on the subject he sug-
glittering fraud. All of these gests, or can guarantee pro-
lands were sold, and sold, too, ficency in that line for which he
at prices far beyond the reach promises high salaries. He
of anybody but capitalists, simply wants your money in
There are no homesteads left exchange for nothing tangible
in the states. I or worthy the least notice for
Naturally the trend of immi- j intelligent people,
gration will, from now,  be  to- j    Shun all  such  magazine  de-
ward Western Canada.    It will | lusions.
be   settled as   rapidly,  if   not
more rapidly, than have been
the western states. Vast fortunes have been made in those
states during the past 30 years;
there will be fortunes accumulated in Western Canada within a much shorter space of time.
Conditions are the same—in
some respects better—than they
were in the states. Magnificent
opportunities lie at the doors of
every Western Canadian. Not
only are these opportunities
available, under the beneficent
and honest Canadian homestead
laws, but the settler has for his
guide the experience and examples of those earlier pioneers
who have won for themselves
comfortable homes and fortunes in the states.
There is a reason for past, neglect ul'  Western  Canada.     It
is natural for humanity to seek
the most populous sections of a j
country.    Mankind  is gregarious in the same way as are the !
great majority of animals. This:
is   attested   by   the   continual
flocking   to cities,  until  today
alarmists are calling attention j
to tlie great problem of  future
food   suiijily.    Senator   Champ:
Clark declares  that   within 20j
years tho United States will  be
importing food stuffs.   James
J. Hill is of the same opinion.
Is there Ihe least  doubt in   the
world  bul   that   Western  Canada  will  find   itself what the
western states have   heen, "the
bread-bosket of the world?"
President Lewis W. Hill of
the Great Northern railroad is
quite positive in his assertion
that none of the company's officials is implicated in the fraudulent issue of passes, while the
police go right along arresting
whole bunches of the company's
officials. President Hill has
acquired a rather unfortunate
notoriety for distributing voluminous misinformation.
From now on until 1911 let it
be business with a big B.
And now Dr. Coot is not even
a " big noise."
Premier McBride's Greeting
Victoria, Jan. 1.—In extending New Year's greetings and
good wishes to all British Columbians, Premier McBride says:
" British Columbia during the
past year has enjoyed wonderful development and everything points to 1910 being the
most prosperous year in tho
history of the province. The
expression in the coming twelve
months will, I believe, be unexampled, and an indication of
the great future of the Pacific
coast of Canada.
"RICHARD McBRIDE."
A new law recently promul
gatetl in the states makes it a
penal offence to draw a cheque
for any sum less than ono dollar. Prominent bankers say
that the constitutionality of
the law will last about as long
as would a snowball in   Hades.
Possibly the transplanting of
the suffragette movement, temporally, from England to Ottawa, may be accounted for by
the suggestion that the English
budget has crowded out the enthusiastic agitators for women's franchise.
Last Friday a man found the
sum of $2,140 on the street and
returned it to a local • bank.
The fact that the man was a
Spokane city official causes one
to sit up and take notice.
Before another issue of The
Times the writs for the elections in England will have been
,,.•,. . , issued antl tho  first one  is set
lint it is   not   in  grain  alone I , „_.,      ._.
.,.,,.,       .,       ,       ...   ,.   .for .January   15th.    The  writs
that Western Canada will  Hnd     .... ...
its profit, With few exceptions
the advantages of the country
in dozens of other resources are
as great as ever existed   in   the
western states.    With  the  certain prosperity of the farmer,
the  miner, the  stockman,  the j
horticulturist will advance hand j
in hand the prosperity of every i
other industry.    A new era has!
dawned   for  Western Canada,
antl fortunate will be those who1
wisely avail  themselves of the |
opportunities offered.
The   Twentieth   Century
Canada's.
will issue on tlie 10th.
Why does  not some ambiti-
OUS genius open  a correspond- j
ence school for the purpose of
teaching   hockey?     They   are j
paying   hockey   players $1,000
for the season.
It begins to look as though
Col. Roosevelt was destined to
return to tho states and find
that his man, Taft, had not busted a single trust.
DELUSIVE  ADVERTISING
That advertising pays, and
pays big, is at the present day
illustrated on every hand. It
is not the province of a daily or
weekly journal to discourage
judicious and timely advertis-
ls i Bob Fitzsimmons has been
licked again. Prize fighters are
something like political officeholders : Few die and none resigns.
It may be set down as a dangerous practice to sign cheques
just for the fun of seeing how
your name looks on that kind
of paper.
Real Progress In Canada
From the Now York Sun
As for material development
in Canada there is little doubt
that the census of 1911 will show
an increase of at least 50 per
cent in population. Foreign
commerce grew from $220,000,-
000 in 1890 to $380,000,000 in
1900, and Minister Fielding's estimate for the current year is
more than $650,000,000. On a
per capita basis this is nearly
three times the commerce of
the United States. Figures of
the increase of national wealth
are not available, but all the
factors point to an enormous
gain. It will be many years
before Canada attains the present stature of the United States,
but the last twenty years, and
more notably the last ten years,
have given it a tremenduous
impulse in that direction.
All of which suggests the desirability and wisdom of establishing such economic relations
with our neighbor as will best
enable this country both to contribute to nnd share in that
prosperity which is Canada's
rightful and assurred  heritage,
 *»«»    —
Forecast of English Elections
A dispatch from Glasgow,
Scotland, says:
If Great Britain votes for tariff reform it will not bo because
of the idea that such a stop is
necessary to hold the colonies
loyal to the empire. Men of all
shades of political opinion assert that no one of importance
is now presenting that argument. The furthest they go is
to say, as does Mr. Chamberlain
in his manifesto, that this is
probably the last chance of entering into closer trade relations because before the next
elections the colonies may enter
into commercial treaties that
would make a preferential trade
system impossible.
Scotland is likely to be as
strongly liberal in the new
houso as it is in the present one.
A representative of a leading
unionist newspaper, who has
been chronicling the progress
of the campaign in Scotland,
says that the people are showing an intsnse anti-lords feeling.
Scotland in 1906 returned 61
government supporters and
eleven opposition members.
The chief liberal organizer says
that Scotland will not send
more than 14 conservatives out
Gigantie $150,000,000 Merger Formed Right Under President's Nose
A January 3i d dispatch from
New York says:
J. Pierpont Morgan, Thomas
P. Ryan and Levi P. Morton
linked hands in New York today in a trust company merger
which united resources of $150,-
000,000. It is a triple combination bringing the Guaranty
Trust company, the Morton
Trust company and tho Fifth
Avenue Trust company, -4ill of
this city, under one head with
the title of tho Guaranty Trust
company. This merger is, perhaps, the largest of its kind in
the United States.
Directors of all the three companies met today and informally approved the terms of the
merger, which will be put in
more definite form on Wednesday when directors' meeting
will be held and the plan ratified by the stockholders," although a formal vote on the
matter will not be taken until
later.
Levi P. Morton, who is president of the Morton Trust company and the Fifth Avenue
Trust company, both known as.
Morton-Ryan concerns,' has cou-
sented to act as chairman of tbe
board of the merged companies,
for which no president has as
yet been selected. The name of
Alexander J. Hemphill, vice-
president and acting president
of the Guaranty Trust company, has been mentioned for the
position, however. This new
move in finance follows the absorption of the Guaranty Trust
company by the so-called Morgan interest, but upon just what
terms the merger is made was
not declared today.
The Guaranty Trust company
was organized in 1891 and has
total deposits of more than $88,-
000,000. The Morton Trust
company, which was formerly
the banking house of Bliss &
Co., was organized in 1899.
Thomas F. Ryan is vice-president. Its deposits aggregate
more than $15,000,000.
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THE    TIMES, > HOSMER,    BRITISH - COLUMBIA.
The Elmsbury
Ghost
It Appeaved In Person to Mr.
Ebenezcr Pollock
By CLA RISSA MACKIE
Copyright, 1(09. by American Press
/ ssoclatlon.
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"(Jolng once! Uolug twice! Going
three times and sold to Mr. Ebenezcr
I'ollock for tJt.uOO!"
Tbe auctioneer's hammer fell wltb
a resounding thud and nearly grazed
tbe nose of tbe purchaser.
"Didn't mean to damage a good cun-
tomer." chuckled tbe man of the bam-
mer ns be pulled down tbe red Hug
above tbe gate and climbed iuto hi*
buggy. "Come down 'to Lawyer l-'ltcu's
office blniehy. 'Nezer. and we'll close
the deal right uud proper."
"Very well," snld Kbenezer grullly.
lie watched the crowd of womeu tiptoeing out of Ihe house und walled un-
til Ihe lust one hnd passed Ihrough Ihe
Bale, each will) a furllre gluuce ill the
new owner. He was uware that they
marveled because he hud bought a
ghost ridden bouse.
When be was alone lo tbe shadows
of tbe (all oaks he looked up at the
bouse, dark aud foibidding lu the midst
of rank grass and weeds. Whatever
bad been Us original color. It wns uow
fuded to a dingy mustard hue, blotted
with tbe dark greeu of heavy wooden
abutters tightly closed.
There were years and years when
tbe shutters had never been closed.
Those were the days before old Simon
Elmsbury's granddaughter bad run
away with the schoolteacher and had
in consequence been disinherited Ly
the old mnn. Simon hnd left Ihe house
und land aud furniture to tbe Foreign
Missionary society, und uow, live years
after his death, tbey bad put It up at
auction, nnd Ebenezer hud bought it
ot much below Us real value.
It wus well known Hint Simon would
have opposed his granddaughter's mar-
riuge to nny man. He wus selfish
enough lo wish to keep her at his* side
to wait upon blm, for sbe was tbe only
relative lip hnd.
"Let us come nnd live with you.
grandfather." Cornelia hnd pleaded
with ber arms nrouud bis neck. "You
will like Henry better when you know
blm." But Ihe obdurate old man had
angrily flung her aside, nnd Ihe next
day tbe girl bud been married to Henry Stone und disappeared from .Melville.
After thnt Simon Elmsbury closed
tbe umin part of the bouse and lived
in tbe east wing for ten years, and
then be died without one relenting
word lo Cornelia. Tbe Sloues bud never been heard from since their departure front Melville. No one knew
where they lived or even if thfy were
nllve. Old Simon Elmsbury went to
the grave unattended by any relative.
Since Simon's death gossip bud it
that the bouse wns haunted. On stormy
nights, Ihe credulous said, the old
piano tinkled softly behind tbe closed
shutters, und a woman's thin, sweet
voice was heard singing lu low tones.
Snatches of this weird music could be
beard sometimes lu tbe lull of shriek-
lug wind or dashing ruin. Oti other
nights nil wus still. Some claimed
that Cornelia was dead and that ber
sweet spirit came back to sing In tbe
rooms of tbe old home, wbere sbe bad
B|K'iit a happy girlhood.
in spite of ghostly rumors, Ebenezer
I'ollock bud suddenly made up bis
mind to give up boarding lu the village hotel und occupy a home of bis
own. The Elmsbury plnce suited him.
It wns near his baruess shop, and tbe
east wihg was just large enough to
serve bis simple purposes. As for tbe
main portion of the bouse, be gave It
over to ruts nnd mice aud mold.
Now be wnlked up the Path and entered the front door, creuking rustlly
on its hinges In I be south breeze thnt
swept Hie yard. On the second floor
a door banged loudly. Ebenezer started and then, with an exclamation of
disgust, entered the bouse.
A long, dnrk hnll stretched away
Into Inky blackness, and to tbe right
nnd left open doors gave glimpses into
darkened rooms faintly Illuminated
with candles placed there by tbe auctioneer.
EImmipmm- creaked In and out of the
rooms tilled with decaying furniture,
carefully blowing out the candles. Upstairs the candles were lltckerlng
strangely, nnd there wns a chill lu
the large north bedroom as If from
an open window, but nil the windows
were tightly shuttered and barred.
Once outside again, he turned the
great brass key In the front dobr with
an Involuntary sigh of relief. The east
wing had a separate en I inure nnd wns
shut oft from the rest of the house
by a sen led door. A day's work by
black Anna would make the wing very
balillable for him and his bachelor belongings. Ebenezer didn't want a
housekeeper—he detested women.
He hnd lived in the Elmsbury place
for three weeks before he heard the
singing ghost. It wus the '.'1st of September, nnd the equinoctial gale was
shaking Ihe old house lo Its very foundations. Ebenezer hnd gone to bed.
bill lie could not sleep. The wind
screumed down Ihe wide chimney nnd
whistled nrouud tbe windows, 'ihe
roar of beating rain drowned all sound
wive tlie whistling wind. There were
creaking sounds beyondMlie walls, aud
Ebenezer fell lo thinking of Ihe ghost.
It was I lieu that the wind paused
for bteiith and the rain fell more lightly From a distance came the echoing
Jangle of an old plauo touched by timid Sngers and a mere thread of melody tn a woman's voice; then tbe ruin
continued Its monotonous beat, and he
heard the music no more.
Ebenezer I'ollock was angry. He resolved to luy the Intruding ghost if
possible, and so the next day when a
watery sun rendered tbe house a Utile
less dreary he lighted a lautern und
unsealed tbe door that led into tbe
other side of tbe house.
Tbe bouse was quite as dusty and
forlorn as on the day he had bought
it Strangely enough, Ebenezer did
not look at tbe little piano which stood
inen just as Cornelia Elmsbury bad
left It se njanj years ago, wltb a yel
lowed sheet «f music upon tbe rack.
He scurried through the rooms with
a .half realization that some slender
spirit was flitting through tbe rooms
nway from his contaminating presence.
A few weeks afterward there came
another storm of wind and ruin, nnd I
again   he   heard   the  ghostly   music. -
Ebenezer bad a twinge of tbe rheums- j
tlsm that night, and he very irritably l
rapped on tbe wait with bis cane. The
music stopped  abruptly,  and   be did
not bear it again, although there were j
many storms that fall.
One winter evening, when the old
house was wrapped in a blinding snowstorm, Ebenezer awoke from bis first
sleep wltb every muscle aching and
drawing wltb pain. Rheumatism held
him a captive. For hours be groaned
dismally, conscious that tbe lire In bis
air tight stove was nearly out at a
time when be needed beat. There wus
no ministering baud to apply bol flannels to bis swollen joints and muscles
or to allay bis torture with sootbiug
liniments.
It was then thnt Ibe ghost enme
ngulu-this time wltb groping lingers
n|M>n the senled door. It knocked gently and spoke lo him tn faint, frightened  whispers.
"(io away!" shouted Ebenezer wrath-
fully. "06 nway, mu'atn! It unit
proper that you should he loll'rlng
nrouud here!   (io uwny, I say!"
There was a silence, and presently
Buenezer's thick, grizzled hair stood
almost uptight ou his head. Uhostly
footsteps sounded in Ihe rooms over
his head nnd softly, tnp. lap, lap.down
Ihe narrow staircase that opeued into
his bedroom.
The lamp beside his bed gave forth
n cheering light, nud Ebeuezer I'ollock,
thoroughly frightened for the hist
time lu bis life, watched wltb fascinated eyes the slowly opening door at
the foot of bis couch.
Tall nnd slender uud pale, she stood
before hint nt last, ber teuder blue
eyes tilled with pitytug tears. Perhaps she was forty years old, but Ihe
hair framing her delicate face made
her appear much younger.
"I could uot bear to hear yon moaning with pain all alone. My husband
used to have rheumatism before he
died, uud | know Just what to do,"
sbe snld In n low tone.
"Ma'am!" gasped Ebenezer. "Ma'am!"
He watched her slender figure us It
flitted.to and fro about his rooms.
She mended tbe Are, and soon its
cheering wnrmth brought relief to bis
aching limbs. Sbe healed wuter and
flannel cloths and applied soothing liniments wilh very hiimaii fingers.
When tbe lines of suffering bad relaxed and Ebenezer's face still sought
hers qiiesllonlugly she snt down in a
low chair nnd spoke somewhat sadly.
"I'm Mrs. Stone—Ooruella Elmsbury
that was. I've beeu living bere four
years."
"Here—In this house! How?" demanded Ebeuezer doubtfully.
"In the big buck attic." said Cornelia,
with a little smile. "It looks out on
the tall chestnut woods, you know,
and the short chlmuey comes out
there. Grandfather left the cellar full
of coal ami wood. I've got It real
comfortable up there, nnd on stormy
nights I'd come down In tbe dark nnd
piny ou my plauo till you drove tne
awny. I used to walk over-to Helton
on dnrk evenings and get all nu^gro-
cerles und things. It was bard work,
but It was heaven to tne lo get home
again after all 1 went through!" Sbe
broke Into sobs.
-What made you hide? What did
you do it for?" asked Ebenezer excitedly.
"My husband was poor. He died and
left n little Insurauce money—just
enough lo buy my food nnd uot enough
to pay reu.. My eyesight is so poor I
cannot work, and so 1 thought 1 would
come back here. I heard the place was
shut up, and It was my own by rights.
I knew I'd be driven out M any one
knew I was bere!"
".you poor Utile thing!" blurted Ebeuezer pityingly. "Btay here just as
long ns you like!" There wus a long
silence after I hat, while Ihe little widow cried lutppily before (he fire. Ebenezer wus thinking rapidly. "If you
ever go away, mn'nin," be said, with
a great blush. "I'll go after you nnd
bring you back bere and"— He paused.
It happened^hat one day the ghost
deserted the Elmsbury house, and Ebenezer kept bis word and went after
her-and brought her buck a bride to
liet old home.
FAMOUS TEA DRINKERS.
His Little Jake.
An enterprising Philadelphia restaurant proprietor hung out n large blackboard sign one day with Ihe following
announcement: "You Can't Beat our
In Cent Dinners."
This sign proved to be a good drawing curd until n yniuug man ot humorous turn of mind (nine llloug. lite latter, seeing the sign, slopped and after
scrutinizing it closely smiled oue of
those smiles which bode no oue any
good. He walled until none of the
employees was watching, nnd. Inking
oiu liis handkerchief, he erased the
letter "b" from Ihe word "heal."
The  ininsformiiilnn   wns  complete,
■Hid It was not until a crowd hud col-
'ected Hull  the proprietor of ihe ret-
iniirnnt   discovered  why  there  was
III fuel' crowd outside thnti Inside.
Melancholia.
One   peculiarity   ot   melancholia   Is
thai  the victim of It actually enjoys
the   despondency   and   often   doesn't
want lo be cured.
A Tea Tent.
To test tea bum a small quantify on
a metal plate. Wltb good tea ibe
amount ot ash remaining Is^mull. Increasing lu quantity as tbe quality of
ibe samples tested deteriorates.
Johnson Once Took Twenty-Five Cupi
at a Sitting.
Napoleon, like Johnson, was a hardened tea drinker, and so a centuiy
later was Mr. Gladstone, who confess-
ed that he drank mo?., tea between
midnight and four in the morning
than any other member of the House
of Commons and that the strongest
brew of it never interfered with his
sleep.
The dish of tea was one of the most
important factors in Johnson's life.
Proficiency in the gentle art of tea
brewing was regarded by him as an
essential attribute of the perfect woman, and there can be no doubt that
his feminine friends (and their name
was legion) did their best to gratify
his amiable weakness.
Richard Cumberland tells us, says
The London Gentlewoman, that his
inordinate demands for his favorate
beverage were occasionally difficult to
comply with. On Sir Joshua Reynolds'
reminding him he had already consumed eleven cups he replied: "Sir,
I did not count your glasses of wine.
Why should you number my cups oi
tea?" And laughingly he added in
perfect good humor, "Sir, I should
have released our hostess from any
further trouble, but you have reminded me thut 1 want one more cup to
make up the dozen, und I must request Mrs. Cumberland to round up
my score."
When he saw the complacency with
which tbe lady of the house obeyed
his behests he said cheerily: "Madam,
I must tell you for your comfort you
have escaped much better than a certain lady did awhile ago, on whose
patience I intruded greatly more than
I have on yours. She asked me for
no other purpose than to make a zany
of me and set me gabbling to a parcel of people I knew nothing of. So,
madam, I had my revenge on her,
for I swallowed five and twenty cups
of  her tea."
Cumberland declared that his wife-
would gladly have made tea for Johnson as long at the New river could
have supplied her with water, for it
was then, and then only, he was seen
at his happiest moment.
On his Scottish tour his inexorable
demands for tea sorely tried the patience of Lady Maclcod of Dunvegan,
who after giving him his sixteenth
cup suggested that further supplies
in a small basin might be agreeable
to him.
"I wonder, madam," he answered
roughly, "why all the ladies ask me
such questions. It is to save yourself
trouble, madam, and not me."
The lady was discreetly silent
and resumed her task-.
THE BRI06E LIGHTS.
WATSON AND HIS WORK.
ONLY TWELVE Y£AR&
THE PURE MILK QUESTION.
It Has Been Thoroughly Investigated
by the Commission.
- The commission appointed some
time ago by the Ontario Government
to study the question of regulating
the production of pure milk in the
province has made a very^exhaustive
and thorough investigation into the
subject. It has made expert inquiiies
not only at important dairy centres
in Ontario, but also at the leading
milk producing centres in the United
States, so it will be able to give the
result of the experiences of a large
number  of. workers  in  this  field  of
Doubtful Compliments.
Tbe colonel who. taking his leave at
a garden party. Itiquiws. "Have I hnd
the pleasure of stiylia; goodby to you.
Miss Mary?" the hostess sweetly ns-
surlng u distinguished pianist who hns
risen abruptly from Ihe Instrument
wltb a sarcastic protest lest he should
disturb the conversation thai he docs
not do so ut all; tbe young mnn who,
on being told that a ixisslhle rival'had
taken tbe lady who Is speaking In to
dlnuer the previous evening, declares
that "that's all he's lit for"—these are
decided Instances of this class of bad
compliment; while for a welt meant but
lukewarm oue poor Newman Noggs'
reply to the collector's query respect;
log tbe Ken wigs' new baby, that ill
wasn't t very uasty one, may be cited.
MB.  DAROAVEL.
reform. The question of the proper
handling of milk is a very important
one for the Ontario farmers and the
Whitney Government has selected
good men to study the subject and
present the facts to the people.
Mr. Dargavcl, M.P.P., the leading
member of the commission, who has
been working on this problem for
severnl months past, has been president of the Ontario Dairymen's Association for a considerable time and
is one of the largest milk producers
in the province. He will bring a
wealth of personal experience to the
study of the subject as well as wide
knowledge of literature on the question. He represents Leeds in the
Legislative Assembly and ever since
entering thnt body hns taken a very
nctive nnd intelligent interest in public nffairs, and especially in everything pertaining to dairying aud
farming.
Ambergris.
The essential characteristic ot aip-
bergris is the penetrating and peculiar odor, similar to thut of musk. It
is so powerful and so illusive in its
perfume that the most minute quantity when mingled with any olhet
stro.-ic scent is still perceptible.
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Chess*.
Cheese Is one of the most concentrated of foods. A twenty pound cheese
contains more nitrogenous suhstnnca
than a sheep weighing sixty or seventy pounds.
Royal   Billiard  Players.
King Edward is a very fair billiard
player, and occasionally  indulges in an
evening   game    with    the   Prince   of
Wales.    His Majesty  was taught  bil-1
liards  in  his youth   by   Dufton,  then
a noted player.    The Queen and her j
daughters   play   a   fair   ladies'   game, j
Queen Maud being especially good at j
winning hazards.   The Kaiser has al-1
so played with  the   King, and  is an j
excellent   player,    though   somewhat
nervous. I
Black on the rain-swept harbor hung
-the night,
But  through  the  darkness,  lamp  by
valiant lamp.
We saw the spectral glow where ran
the bajdge, .
From gloom-encompassed mainland on
to dim
Imagined mainland even more remote.
The lordly bridge ot granite  and of
steel
We could not see, but light by serried light
We   knew   it   lived  and  arched   the
emptiness.
And so it is with each faint gleam
that man
Has known and nursed. Companioned
by its kind, I
There, light by light, across the frustrate tides
And    o'er    the    undeciphered    gloom
they swing.
The towers of granite and the puths
of steel
Our eyes have not beheld;  but still
we know
That out from mainland  unto mainland swings
And stands and waits some undiscovered bridge.
—Arthur Stringer in Smart Set.
SHI TAPPZD THE KE".
How   a   Backwoods   Woman   Got  All I
the   Beer  She Wanted.
Verily truth is stranger than fic-
lion, and often vastly more amusing.
Here is a story which is true. That
it was amusing to the Toronto man
who heard it at lirst hand from an I
interested person, und who saw the
proof of the incident it concerns, will
readily b: seen.
A Well-known piano manufacturer j
of Toronto was in Muskoka during ,
tlie recent deer-hunting season, antl
while there he became acquainted
with an interesting backwoodsman.
Incidentally, he learned something of ,
the latter's home experiences. Now
the settler's wife hus an appetite
which we do not like to associate
with the fair sex, but which in this
instance may be acccunted for by the
fact that backwoods women lead a
most lonely life, a life which would
drive a good many of us to drink.
She dearly loves to assimilate fiery
water, and her husband has had to
resort to many schemes to keep her
from getting gloriously drunk, while
ut the same time providing himself
with a modest store of liquor for his
own temperate use. Well, recently
this man was offered a barrel of beer
at a bargain at the nearest settlement—at all events he found himself
in possession of a barrel, and then
arose the problem oi its safe disposal
at home. He could not put it in
the houBe, of course; so, after some
careful planning, he smuggled tho
stuff into the barn, fixed up a block
and tackle, and hoisted it to the roof,
where he was sure hia wife could not
reach it if she discovered its whereabouts. Then he went off to work
feeling quite pleased with himself.
But on his return in the evening he
found his wife in a condition variously described as "canned," "tanked,"
or "spifflicated." He himself for a,
moment was paralyzed with astonishment. Then he ran to the barn
to see how she had managed to "get-
next" to the contents of the barrel.
He glanced up. It wns up at the roof
safe enough, but a close examination
revealed the manner in which it had
been tapped. His wife had located
the liquor, taken his rifle, shot a hole
in the bootoni of the barrel, placed a
pail underneath, and got all she
wanted!
When the Toronto man heard the
story, he could scarcely believe it until he had been shown the hole in
the keg.
Is   a   Powerful   Poet   But   Does   Not
Apply Himself Very  Much.
The English poet, William Watson,
whose recent poem, "The Woman
with the Serpent's Tongue," has attracted such widespread interest,
was for many years regarded as a
confirmed bachelor. He has surprised
his friends, however, by recently getting married to a beautiful Irish
lady.
He has not, of late, been very productive, and his brother, Mr. Robinson Watson, of Montreal, in conversation with the writer, has more than
once regretted what might be called
poetic slothfulness. Not only has Mr.
Watson the vGovernment pension of
$1,500, but some vears ago he came
in for a considerable fortune, and
his brother in Montreal rather thought
that possibly he was yielding too
acilely to the exactions of society.
Whii" h» is known for limnid sweetness and the inculcation of the most
ueucute and ethereal ideas, he possesses, at the same time, a grimness
of humor, a power of invective, a sear-
ng end dissolving corrosiveness, pos-
.ibly unequalled by any living writer.
H>> seems to have a measureless
choice of epithet, yet in his scolding
remains all the poet.
At tlie time of the massacre of the
Armenian Christians, a few years ago,
by the Turks and Kurds, lie wrote the
pntous sonnets to "Abdul the Damn-
np,"—sonnets which, in their terrible
power of invective, burned with 0
white flame oi anger and contempt,
and which produced the most pro
oigious effects, thrilling tlie general
pulse, stirring the people to right
•ous indignation against that powei
which Gladstone desired, many years
previously, to thrust out of Eurone
"bag and   baggage."
The sonnets established him in Unpopular regard; but his "Commemorative Ode to Liverpool," upon the oc
casion of the celebration of the founding of that city, seven hundred yearn
ago, was a noble effort—dignified in
treatment, stately in its measure)
flow, warm with feeling, and which
by the committee appointed to make
the selection — the committee beinp
composed of some of the foremost met
of letters in the country—was deeme.
to be greatly superior to every othe,
contribution.
Scattered pieces of Mr. Watson'i
have been published in book form;-
the entire collection of his poems h
now in the press.
Mr. Watson, for all his fiery phil
lipics, is of a gentle spirit, as befits
the poet, with an intense love for nature in all her moods and expressions. He is of a retiring nature, caring little for fol tie rol. Possibly his
modesty militated against his claims
for the Laureateship. He did not seek
social or political backing. Those who
appreciated his genius, felt that his
could be the only congruous appointment; but Mr. Austin had many political and social friends highly placed.
REV. DR. J. A. CAMERON.
Elected  Head of the  Baptists of Ontario and Quebec.
Rev. Dr. A. A. Cameron of Ottawa,
who just recently completed his 24
years as pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Ottawa, was elected president of the Baptist Brotherhood of
Ontario and Quebec at the 21 sit annual convention held a short time
ago in Hamilton, Ont. The new head
of the Baptists of Ontario and Quebec is one of the best known clergymen of Ottawa and an active worker
in  ministerial  circles   there.     He   is
A Tribute  From  Harper's.
A traveler, returned from a journey
to Seattle, which so many easterners
have made to their profit, reports
an interesting observation. He came
back by way of British Columbia,
and the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
He reports being impressed with the
different appearance of things north
and south of the Canadian boundary,
in that on the Canada side things
were so much more shipshape. The
houses to his eyes looked neater and
better, the yards were neater, there
were everywhere signs of greater effort among the Canadian settlers to
secure comeliness in their surroundings; of more solicitude about the
conditions of living and more ambition to maintain civilized standards.
We cannot verily these .observations, but give them for what they
are worth. Doubtless the far-western
Canadian colonists are largely British
and have carried with them dooryard
and cottage traditions from the comely, cultivated islands which vagrant
Americans love to visit and admire.
An Englishman will have flowers in
his dooryard if he can, and is apt to
know how to have them, and to take
the trouble to make them grow. That
is one good fruit of training and
longstanding civilization. It is by no
means so common as yet in the United States us in England. The Englishman pays more attention to living
and duos not skip the details. The
American's thoughts arc apt to be too
exclusively engaged in getting on in
life. He is loath as yet to spend
time and strength in beautifying life
as he lives it.—Harper's Weekly.
In That Time Canada Has Made Immense Strides.
No parallel to Canada's rapid development of her natural resources
can be found in the history of any
other country in the world. With
her vast riches and especially with
her agricultural possibilities; with a
government policy in force for over
twenty-five years by which an actual
settler could obtain a free grant of
160 acTes of the richest grain-producing und stock-raising land in the
world, to be selected out of an area
of three hundred million acres, it
can with difficulty be believed that
barely 1,800 persons, or less than one-
tenth of one per cent, of the number
that could have found homes on-those
fertile western prairies, actually settled there in 18U6. The fact is that
up to that year the West was practically an unknown region. Since then,
or within the past twelve years, the
number accepting the offer of free land
has grown until the total for the past
ten years is nearly 270,000 persons
who took up tree homesteads offered
to actual settlers. These entries represent forty-five million acres taken
up for development by farmers from
Eastern Canada, the United States.
Oreat Britain and Continental Europe. The Canadian West is no longer
in an experimental stage. Its fertility
as a grain producing country is now
established biyond question. Its yield
during the season just closed, although not yet exactly known, is estimated Uy the best-informed to be
nearly (our hundred million bushels
of grain, of which one hundred and
twenty-five million bushels are wheat.
The population of the West is fully
h million anil a quarter, which is six
or seven times greater than was the
population of  twelve  years   ago,
During that same period fruit-growing in the Weat, and particularly in
British Columbia, has developed wonderfully. When' there were then less
than one hundred acres in orchards,
there are now one hundred thousand
acres set out with apple, pear, peach
and other varieties of fruit trees.
The Yukon goldtields have been discovered ami one hundred and twenty
million dollars extracted from the
gravel in Ihe valleys of Bonanza, Kl-
dorado, Hunker, Dominion and other
streams in the Klondike district. The
silver deposits of Cobalt during the
past five years have proved enormously rich, and millions of dollars
have already been taken from those
rocky hills, which contain perhups
the richest known deposits in the
world. The great iron industries of
Great Breton and Northern Ontario
have come into . existence, showing
vast possibilities for the future.
The discovery and development of
seemingly illimitable coal area is
no less astounding. With the opening up of the West and the on-coming
of the tide of settlement in the prairie provinces, whose supply of wood-
fuel is limited to a comparatively
small area, comes the discovery of deposits estimated by competent authority to contain sufficient fuel to supply the West for thousands of years.
With these discoveries behind us,
who can foretell the discoveries ot
the future? So far only the,fringe of
our resources has been touched.
While this development of our natural resources has been going on,
changing the whole aspect of the country, the expansion of our manufactories and commerce has made steady
progress. Our railway mileage has
increased by thousands of miles ot
new lines in every part of the Dominion, and our snipping has grown
enormously. The Canada of twelve
ye^rs ago can scarcely be recognized
when compared with the Canada of
to-day.—Canadian Life.
MAN BEHIND FAVVKES
ROBT.   CATESBY   PLANNED   GUNPOWDER  PLOT.
The Famous Villain, Who Is Hanged
In Effigy Every November 5, Was
Only a Tool In Catesby's Scheme—
Chastleton Manor the Scene ot the
Scheming Still Stands In Oxfordshire.
Every^ great movement in the
I world's history, whether (or good or
' evil, has at one time been the one
i thought in one man's brain. So saiJ
Emerson. And truly there is one person who, more than any other, is identified with the Gunpowder Plot—
namely, Guido, or Guy, Fawkes. He,
as is universally known, wus the one
chosen from the eight chief conspirators to (ire the train ol gunpowder
that would annihilate King, lords anil
commons. Caught almost in the Very
act he gloried in pleading guilty, so
that from that day to this he has
always figured as the "villain ol the
piece."
Nevertheless, he was merely an Instrument in, not the originator of, the
CHAITLLTOK    HPUSr.
plot, as that doubtful honor must be
accorded to Robert Catesby, ol
Chastleton,   Oxfordshire.
This estate, with its line old forest-
land, came to Robert Catesby from
his father, Sir William, with other
lands, as a marriage gilt. Here he
lived (or many years, and here, on
Nov. II, 15U5, wus baptised his son
Robert. Catesby was a born plotter,
and from early days began to empty
his purse in the cause of rebellion.
His estates vanished, consequently,
one by one, till Chastleton only remained, and here, beyond all doubt,
was conceiveil the ante-plot which developed into  the Gunpowder treason.
Money, however, was still needed
for the propaganda, so in the end
Catesby was compelled to sell his
♦state ol Chastleton to help tlie
scheme. The deed of sale, with
Catesby's signature attached, is still
at Chastleton.
The Jacobean Manor House, of
which a drawing of the state-room is
shewn, is a splendid specimen of old-
time architecture, and contains a
really fine collection of tapestry,
carving, oil pointings, anil books,
among the latter the Bible which
King Charles I. gave the Bishop Jux-
on on 'he scaffold.
Our Fisheries.
As to whether the Dominion should
puy the province (or what it gets in
the way of property or revenue, or
whether the province should pay the
Dominion for the protection it affords
a valuable industry, is not a matter,
from this point ot view, o( very great
importance. It is of far greater im-
poitunce thut the fisheries shall be
so protected that they shall continue
to 1)3 the valuable asset to the country that thej are ut the present time.
-St. John Globe.
What a .Boy Should Learn.
The boy is the father of the man.
The boy that learns to be a gentle,
mnn in his sports, that can trust himself in a crowd, and that would scorn
to win by unfair means, has already
laid the foundations of good citizen-
shin.—Sun tincl-Rc view   Wondalnefc
>
Spiteful.
Nell—Miss Puss.-iy says Mr. Golden
proposed to her on Wednesday night,
but she didn't give him her answer
until Thursday.
Bell— If that's true I'll wager he
proposed at 11 50 p.m. and was accept-
ed ut 12.01 a.m.
Spider's Web.
i Efforts,  to | utilize   the   spider's   veb
for  practical  purposes were made  M
early us 1710 iu • France,
Sir Frederick Macmillan.
sFrom England comes the announce-
tnent thut King Edward has knighted
Frederick Mnernillan, the present
head of the English publishing house
of Macmillan & Co., of New York and
Toronto. Mr. Macmillan is the son
of the original founder, Daniel Macmillan. In 1843 there appeared a little volume, "The Philosophy of
Training," by A. R. Craig, bearing
this imprint: "Published by D. and A.
Macmillan, 57 Aldersgate street."
That was the first the reading public
heard of a name which has since be-
eon^e ^amjili.ar.iu; England and America
REV. DR. A. A. CAnfAON.
widely known as nn eloquent preacher, a deep thinker und a man of
broad sympathies and Christian charity. He is a son of the late Rev. D.
Cameron of Tiverton, Ont., and was
born at Brcmlulhanc, Perthshire,
Scotland, in 1841.
Dr. Cameron  was educated  at the
Free  Church   Schools at   Lawers   and
came  to Canada  in   18&7.  continuing
his stiuli -s it the grammar schools at
Vankleek  Hill,  Ont..  and  L'Orignal,
Ont.    He taught school for five years
and   then  entered   Woodstock   College
, in   1864,  graduating  in   1807.    He  be-
! came pastor of the Buptist Church at
Strathrpy, Ont.,  the  same  year,  and
1 was called  to Ottawa in   1871,  thenco
| to Winnipeg,   then   to   Denver, Col.,
j and  later to Calvary  Church,   Brooklyn, N. V.    He has published a num-
I ber  of  pamphlets,  chiefly  on   contro-
i vcrsinl Subjects, nnd is an able writer
i as well  as a clever public speaker.
The Jarndyce Case.
The    Jarndyce     case     in     "Bleak
House" wns based   on fact.    It   was
.- dually    the    famous     Dycfl-Sombre
case.    A  French   adventurer   in   the
eighteenth   century   married   a  begum
I of    Oude    and    acquired    enormous
| wealth.    I  think it was he who built
| the Martitnere at Agra, so famous in
the Indian mutiny, aixi miles of other
bcuutifu!    buildings    of     mud    and
chunam.    How his affairs after death
I pot  inf*) chancery   I  don't know   but
I the fact  remains thnt every scrap of
i his wealth dissolved in the litigation.
f While it lasted  members of the con-
I testing families  were cared  for,   und
descendants  are  to-dny  holding coin-
! missions  in  tin-   English   army   ami
| -ltlitr  reDUtable  uositiona. _
! "A   Bale  ol  Wool."
' Col. Hnldnne, o cousin of the War
Secretary, who has been appointed
n Brigadier-General, had an adventurous experience during the South African war. He was made a prisoner
in   Pretoria. Plan   after   plan   ol
escape was mndc only to be foiled.
In tlie end, after many days spent
under the floor of his orison, the colonel, in a cout neatly lined with slabs
o( chocolate, escnped from his cell,
overcame countless other difficulties,
and finally crossed the Portuguese
border in a railway truck, having
been lor sixty hours officially,
though inaccurately, described M "•
bale ot wool."
A  Football   Hero's Experiences.
Someone, in congratulating Stron-
ach, of the Ottawa Rugby team, hailed him as chiefly responsible for the
Tigers' recent defeat. The big Scot
declined the honor.
"People are very kind," said he,
"but Williams won the game."
His interviewer tried him on another tack. "Which game do you prefer,
the English or Canadian?" The
Bough Rider thought he couldn't express an unprejudiced opinion. He
had been brought up in the Old Country style of play, nnd had played in
Canada only two years, but the ('una
diaii   game  was   well  enough.
"Do they make it rough  for you?"
"No," said Stronach, gently rubbing the centre of his forehead whence
a nondescript bruise extended to the
bridge of his nose.
"Just where Ben Simpson's toes
landed when I threw him once," he
explained.
In Scotland, he volunteered, ho had
experienced a few knocks. His collar-bone was broken and his skull
fractured. "I lost the originals of
those in one game," said he, removing an upper set of store tooth j "then
I had an ankle broken, and my knees
haven't been any good lor a long time.
Finally, my best friend was the occasion of my Buffering a fractured
thigh, und curiously enough, he sustained the same injury at my hands
later on. But it's ull in the day's
work."
"Queer   Old   Joker."
Gen. Sir  Dighton  Probyn, who has
been made a K.C.B., is Keeper of the
Privy Purse, and a special favorite
with King Edward. Apropos of his
close companionship with royalty, tho
story is told how, on one occasion,
overhearing in the smoking room of an
Isle of Wight linti-l a gentleman
make some incorrect remarks regarding the doing; of royalty, he ventured
to hint that the speaker was wrong.
"Perhaps you woultl like to say, sir,
that you ar,' a personal friend of His
Majesty's?" said the first speaker,
with a sneer. ' I think I might even
venture so f:,r," replied the old gentleman, quietly, as he rose (mm his
seat and made Un the door. When ho
had gone the olhvr looked after him
for u moment, and then said, to the
room generally: 'Queer old joker;
who is he?" "Only Sir Dighton
Probyn I" came a chorus of delighted
voices, nnd then someone else had a
chance to talk.
Means Nothing.
The whole question revolves back
to the only logical position, real aid
to the British navy. A Canadian
navy, such as bus been outlined, is
u farce, a blowing in ol millions (or
nothing. Money voted to strengthen
the British navy means something;
money voted (or a tin-pot Canadian
navy means nothing.—Winnipeg Tribune.
At  the  Capital.
A glimpse of the development ol
Ottawa during the past ten years
must convince the average man thnt
any portion of the urban and suburban area which is now sparsely settled will be within another ten years
pretty well filled up.—Ottawa Journal.
Not   Be  Canada.
ft would be n calamity if commercial war should come between Canada
und the United States; butif it is
bound to come, tho chief sufferer will
not be Canada but the United States,
in whose favor tho balance of trade
lies so greatly^—Ottawa Free Press
Peopled  by Flemings.
Pembrokeshire is called "Little England beyond Wales,'' owing to the
English from Somerset who were settled there by the Earl of Warwick in
i ml also to Flemish colonists.
There is said to he a difference between the inhabitants of some districts and the Welsh even now.
Drinking Water.
The quality of drinking water may
be ascertained by filling a bottle half
full, tightly corking it and then slinking it vigorously t'ot a minute or two.
On uncorking Ihe bottle it the1 Blight?
est disagreeable odor develops there
is some kind oi pollution iu the walut
A Persistent Cow.
Mr. Carlynn 13 'Hairs, who has seceded [mm the British Liberal party,
told an amusing story .•, short- time
ago in justification ol hu late arrival
at a meeting ut which he was announced   to  speak.     Tl xpress   by
which he left London begat to travel
at the rat" ol six miles in hour.
Many ol ;h" p.issengf'ts, says Mr. UeJ-
Inlra did not notice the differenef;
"but, being anxious to arrive at my
destination, I put my head out of the
window, to find that the cause vas a
cow on the line. Presently tho '.rain
stinted again, tInn another stop Exasperated at the delay, I happened to
catch sight of tie- guard passing the
window of my eompnrtmentT'Wh it's
fvrong now?'" asked Mr. Belluirs. ' 'A
cow on the line, ^ir,' was the re* iy.
"But  I thought you drove it awaj "
"So we did, sir; but it's caught -s
up again."
Hostess  to  26,000 Guests.
The position  oi   Lady  Mayoress of
London   is  n i sinecure     During  her
year   as   chatelaine   ol   the    Mansion
House Lady Truioott acted a« hostess
11 26,000 people    "The  -t brilliant
rveiit of my year," she says, "Was
the great concert Inst May in aid of
Ihe National Society for the Proven-
lion ol Cruelty to Children, A charming incident occurred in connection
'with   this  concert.       Mine.   Tetrazzini
wrot* to teli me that she had never
heard Mine, I'atti sing, and would
give anything to hear her. In invited Mine. Tetrazzini, and I had the
Croat pleasure ot bringing the two
prime donne together in -ny drawing-
room. Mine. Tetrazzini loll on her
knees and kissed the haiid ol Mine.
Patti, in homage, she said, to Um
dealest singer of the age."
The  Latest Wheat Corner.
i    A  curious discovery  was   made   in
j nn  unused level   in one of the mini's
along the line ol lode ut Broken Hill,
South Australia. \
A   miniature  crop o(  wheat,  marly
2 feet high,  was found growing   at a
; di'pth   of   over   700   feet,   uwny    in    a
I dark drive, whore no ray of sunshine
I ever penetrated.   The wheat was very
I "spindly." and of u pale-yellow color.
Some  of it   was   brought  to  the  surface,   and   placed    in   the    manager's
room.    In a little time it assumed  a
I green  tinge.    The  seed  was probably
I introduced   in   u   hag  taken below   by
a workman.—Melbourne Ago
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1 the Times, hosmer, British Columbia.
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OUR SHOE
DEPARTMENT
Is one that wc are paying special attention  to  in our  new
store.    We have increased our stock in this department by
Fifteen Hundred Pairs of Shoes
bought with care from the best shoe factories in Canada, including "Slater," "McPherson," "Muir," "Amberst," "Lcckie,"and
"Sterling" makes.
We   take   pleasure   in  satisfying  every   customer   with   a
"trv on"
Shoes
for
Men
and
Women
Shoes
fop
Boys
and
Girls
A. MILLS & SON
MILLS BLOCK
HOSMER, B. C
By Balloon to South Pole
From Patis comes the report
that Messrs. Mateesan and Voi-
•■(■lilu-k of tli>- Russian ari-.v
have purchased two dii'igi'uo
balloons with capacities of 1400
I and 2;*0D cubic metres >\ itb
which they will undertake an
expedition to the South i'.le.
The explorers plan tt) convej
the apparatus by ship as far
south as the ice will permit and
thence proceed in the balloons
southward. They will keep in
touch with their ships, their
base of supplies, by means of a
wireless outfit.
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TALK OF THE TOWN
Prepare for spring.
John Bossio spent New Year's
in Fernie.
Sam Suell was a Fernie visitor Wednosday.
Ed Richards arrived from
Elko Friday morning.
F. H, Ingruham spent Saturday and Sunday in Elko.
J, II. Brown of Elko was registered in Hosmer Sunday.
Miss Annie Gardner left for
Forme Wednesday morning.
Alexander Cameron and family spont New Year's in Fernie.
William Furuell left Tuesday
on a business trip to Bankhead.
W. T. Watson returned from
Pincher Creek Tuesday evening.
Mrs. G, B. Uaeieot was visiting friends in Fernie yesterday.
William Todliunter of Fernie
was a Sunday visitor in Ifos-
irter.
H. A. Marx returned from a
short visit to Coleman Tuesday
evening.
The liisi curling match of the
season was played in Fernie
last Thursday night,
C. E. Olseu of the Elk  Lum-
ber Company,  Fernie,  spent  al
few days in Hosmer tliis week.
A. Mills & Son say tbey can
"bool"every man, woman, boy
or girl in Hosmer. See their
ad. 22tf
Ed Mergl.-tnil >il Movie was in
Hosmer   Friday    representing,
the Wrighl   Investment Com-I
pany.
A few of the annual holidays
have been passed and St. Patrick's Day will be along in due
time.
Chamberlain's Cough Rem-
edy is not a common, every-day
cough mixture. It is a meritorious remedy for all the troublesome anil dangerous complications resulting from cold in
the head, throat, chest or lungs.
.Sold by all druggists.
The twin boys, born last week
to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Santa, are
both dead. One died Friday of
last week; tin; remaining little
one died yesterday. '
Lewis Stockett, manager of
the Hosmer Mines, Ltd., went
to Bankhead, Alto,, Monday evening,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Httr-
grave of Walsh, Alta., visited
Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. G.
Herbert Marlatt.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. James
Milo, New Year's Day, January
1st, a girl. The little one has
been named Stella.
New Year's brought forth a
whole covey of skatorial artists, as well as a number of
snow-shoe parties.
"Missouri Bill," brother of
Col. John Henry Bill Morrison,
left for Michel Friday, returning Sunday evening.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. lltf
G. II. Marlatt reports a most
excellent holiday trade, and regards the business outlook for
the future as quite favorable.
The handsome Canadian Hag
presented to the town by C. R.
Hosmer floated from the staff
throughout the day New Years.
The handsome gold watch,
which was rallied New Year's
Day by the Catholic church, was
won by John Howcrofl of Old
Michel.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mills, Bettttie
and Miss Jessie Mills, spent New
Year's at Paynes, the guests of
Fred Adol'ia, of the Adolpb
Lumber Company.
The regular meeting of tho
local union NTo, 3407, !'.  M. W.
ol    A.,    will    be   belli    tomorrow
night, Jan. 7th, in the Bchool
house instead of the Hosmer
opera bouse.
Despite the severity of the
zero Weather of Nfow Year's
day, Con tractor Wildnvn and n
crew of carpenters continued at
work on the new school house.
Tbe frame is now up and being
rapidly enclosed.
Have you a weak throat V
If so, you cannot be t<<> careful. You cannot begin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and the last is always
the harder to cure. If you will
take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy at the outset you will be
saved much trouble. Sold by
all druggists.
Hosmer Constable, George
H. Aston, returned Tuesday evening from a two-weeks' holiday vacation at Banff and some
of the coast cities. During his
absence his place has been filled
officially by Harry Brown.
Master Frank S. Woods, Jr.,
who was born Tuesday of last
week, was presented with an
infant's toilet set on Thursday.
This was hung on the Christmas tree of the English church,
and tho little boy was tho
youngest child in Hosmer to receive a present.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a very valuable medicine
for throat and lung troubles,
quickly relieves and cures painful breathing and a dangerously sounding cough which indicates congested lungs. Sold by
all druggists.
A.  Mathleson,  D.   D. G.  M..
accompanied by R.  McTaggart
nnd F. W. Cox, drove to Fernie Wednesda- evening and installed   the   officers   of Mount
Fernie Lodge, No.  47, in  their
I respective   offices.      Following
. the ceremony refreshments
I were served and a social evening was passed.
The English Church services
have  been    transferred   from
Odd Fellows' Hall  to the Hos-
niet    Opera    House.    Services
(will be held fortnightly; second
Sunday Evensong at 7:30 p. m.
i Fourth Sunday,  Holy Coninut-
' nion at II o'clock a.  m.   Evensong at 7t30 o'clock p. in.
(lark's Moving Picture Show
I opened Sunday night to rather
! a light audience at the Hosmer
opera house. Bui this was ow-
J ing to the severity of the wea I h-
er. The show is good anil'lie
! audience Monday night was
I much better find appeared to
be xevy appreciative,    Clark's
'bow will be. at tin- opera house
I every   Monday   evening   until
further notice.
The busiest and mightiest
little thing that ever was made
is Chamberlain's Stomach anil
Liver Tablets.. Tbey do tbe
work whenever you require
their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, listless-
uess into energy, gloominess
into joyousness. Their action
is so getitle oiu' don't realize
they have taken a purgative.
Sold by all druggists.
A Serious Fire at Cowley.
On Tuesday afternoon between two and three o'clock the
town of Cowley, Alta wns visited by the fire fiend. The Alberta hotel and stables, the
butcher shop and outhouse was
destroyed. The store of Davidson & Colpman wus saved with
difficulty, but tho building and
contents suffered considerable
damage. A large number of
farmers were in town, who
with the citizens fought a hard
fight and by using snow and
water weYe successful in saving
the rest of tho town. It "was
lucky that there was not a high
wind blowing or nothing could
have saved a largo part of the
town. As the fire happened in
daylight all the guests escaped
without injury. It is understood that the loss is partly
covered by insurance.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy never disappoints those who
use it for obstinate coughs,
colds and irritations of the
throat and lungs. It stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold
by all druggists.
TASK OMOASTMASTER
glance around. Now, there are
in tho room, of course, many
people who have often met me
before, and know my ways.
This signal, they know, means,
'Gentlemen, please follow my
lead.' (In such a case they are
only too anxious,)
"I bide my time until the
speaker has reached the end of
a paragraph. There are immediately shouts ol' 'Oh, oh!' when
it is seen that 1 have raised my
eyebrows in pretended surprise
at the speaker's last statement.
The room resounds with ironical cheers and counter-cheers.
11 frown and shout 'Order, order!" The opposition dies away;
the applause gets louder and
louder. 1 relent, and join in
the clapping, leading it up to a
tremenduous pitch.
" When the applause is dying
away I break in with the regular formula for introducing the
next   speaker,    'Pray,    silence,
gentlemen, for .,   Tho man
on his feet can, of course, do
nothing but resume his sent.
" He usually asks for a few
minutes' talk with mo afterwards. Sometimes his language
is painfully frank and free.
Sometimes, however, ho contents nimself with phrases like
CHPbOH DIRECTORY
English Church Services—Held
fortnightly at the Hosmer Opera
House. .Second Sunday, Evensong ut
7:30 o'clock p. in. Fourth Sunday,
Holy Communion at 11 o'clock a. m.
Eransong at 1:'M o'clock p. in. A.
Una nl N'. Crowther, 31. A.,Curate in
Chifrge.
.VlKTiioot.si I'HtiRCH—Rev. R. W.
Lee, Pastor. Sunday School 2;30; afternoon clast. lur adults. B:80j Divine
service, 7:110; choir practice Wednesdays, S p. in. The pastor's residence
adjoins ihe church, and he will always welcome any one who calls upon him for advice or help in any direction. He will he glad to be notified of any case of sickness. Strangers will 1m> always welcome.
Catholic Cuiriicu - Mass every fortnight at Leithau6cr's basement, 10:30
o'clock, a. in. Rosary and Benediction at 7:H<) p. in. J. Salies, O. M. I.,
Ph. D.
Presbyterian Church—Divine
service in Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:.'i0 o'clock. Sunday
school at a-su p. in. Choir practice
at 8 o'clock p. in. C. H. Nicoll, Missionary,
Word and Works Publishing Co.,
2201 Locust street, St. Louis. Mo.
—THE—
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodiatioi. fop
Maternity Ca.es
For rates, ere.
apply to
THE MATRON
HOSMER, B. C.
'Thick-headed     ass!
I,    of
Compelled to See That Everything
Moves Smoothly at Public Feeds
The profession of toastmaster
is an uncommon one. There
are probably not more tin-
twenty toast-masters in England
all told, says a writer in Answers. Some of the city companies keep their own toast-
masters; but thero are two unattached, and these are the
beaus of their profession. Between them they divide most ol
the political banquets.
A toastmaster, of course, is
that dignified gentleman who
does all the chairman's hard
work. Ho introduces the
speakers, calls the toasts, and
sees to it generally that the
dinner flows smoothly. His
qualifications are—a thorough
acquaintance with the art of
catering, an e n cy dopaed i<
knowledge ot etiquette, and.
most important of all, an inexhaustible supply of tact. One
of these two gentlomen has, in
the course of a thirty years' career, acquired sufficient knowledge of the political and sociai
world to write half a dozen
liooks of reminiscences.
"Yes, my business is certainly
a peculiar one," he confessed
lately. "It looks simple enough,
but for years I was as nervoti*
as a kitten. A toastmaste.
must not let his attention sli;
for a moment, or something
may go wrong. And when he
is, perhaps, puzzling over half a
dozen problems, he must as if
he had not a care in the world.
His presence, indeed, must inspire confidence in the most
timid of speakers.
"One difficulty that is constantly occurring, of course, is
that of the orator who has begun to bore his audience. How
is <inc. to cut him short without
offending him? There are several ways. I sometimes arrange beforehand with the
guest beside him that, ho is to
bo interrupted when T give';, a
■ prtain signal, .-aid with others
they are to join in th;! disdus-
Btpn thus rttised. The niomenl
this discussion begins to die
away, I rise and introduce the
next speaker.
" Hut I have another plan thai
I use only when ordinary remedies fail.   Suppose a gentleman
| is on his feet .who obviously in-|
tends to speak .-it great length.
When,   by  glancing   over his1
shoulder,    1   see   that   he    has!
! reached, say, the tenth page  of
a twenty-five.-pngo manuscript,
\ I realize that it is time to take
strong measures,
I    " I just set my tie-straight and I
course, apologise profusely, and
explain that I thought ho had
finished.   1 havo even applied
the closure to .    But I dare
not mention names. The fees
counterbalance tne inconveniences.
'■There is, however, another
source of income. At many
great dinners a collection is
made forsomo public object or
charity. Tho amount raised
depends very largely upon the
popularity and tact of thetonst-
mantei*. So, though it is not
generally known, he is often encouraged to do his best by a
promise of a commission on the
amount ho succeeds in raising."
Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac for 1910
Roadj November 15th, 1!)0!», a
splendid year hook on astronomy
and meteorology. Hie only one con-
tailling the Hicks Weather Forecasts." Ky mail postpaid 35c,
on news stands 30c. One copy
ft-)*)! with a year's subscription to
Word and Works, the Rev. Irl
It. Hicks Monthly Magazine, the
host sfil monthly in America: dis-
otinls in almanacs in quantities.
Agents wanted.     Remember the|
genuine Hicks Forecasts are not
published elsewhere else—you get
them only in his own publications
Winter Term
Opens in thf. Oarbutt Business College ''algary, on January 8rd. An ex-secretary of
th)- Y. M. C. A. is in charge
of the girls' residence in con-
noctlon with tbe .School.
Graduates are guaranteed
positions or their tuition fees
arc refunded. The Oarbutt
School is recogouized as the
leading business training
school in tho West.
Write for information to the Principal, F.
G. Garbutt.
He Never
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LOTS FOR SALE
Nos. 0 and 10,  Block   13,
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A MATTER OF GOOD TASTE
For Snle only by A.   B.   CAMPBELL
PREPARE FOR WINTER
The indications are. that the coming Win-
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realize this if you have one of our up-to-
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HOSMER   HOTEL
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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you  call for  wi'iJ  be'
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals   in   the   Town
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
BAKER
STITT
I   Queen's Hotel
* The Workingman's Home
*
* Is now under the management of Robert Gourlay
* and will be run for the accommodation of the working
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Albion Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
-' ! Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
| HOSMERTOBACCO J
STORE I
FREDWILDMAN.Manager J
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Cigars and Tobaccos, Pipes and
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* EXCELLENT POOL ROOM J
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Beverage of Quality
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Hops nnd the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, B. C., (Via Michel)
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