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 Toor special attention is called to our
ad on back page.
A. Mills ft Son
Your special attention is called to onr
ad ou back page.
A Mills ft Son
Volume II.
Number 33
Preparations the best
for all complaints
See our window
Easter Post Cards and
The Hosmer Drug & Book Store
H. F. McLEAN, Manager
Action Taken to Procure the Old
School House for a Fire Hall
Pay Day Discount for Cash of 5 per
cent on all purchases of $1 and over
All departments  are now most
complete with new spring goods.
Everybody invited. Quality guaranteed
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Fishing Tackle
We are showing our 1910 line of Fishing Tackle and consisting of everything for the fisherman. It will pay you to look our line over, as
there will be no line shown in Hosmer that can compare with ours
and the prices are rock bottom. We also have all repairs for your
broken rods.   Leave them here for repairs.
Fishing Tackle! W '» Fishing Tackle t
Hosmer's Leading Store
Real Estate Bargains
For some snaps in real estate call and
see me.' Some good houses and rooms
for rent. Agent for life and accident
insurance in thoroughly reliable companies.
Post Office Block HOSMER, B. 0,
The regular meeting of the
Hosmer Board of Trade was
held Monday evening, March
14th in the sample room of the
Pacific Hotel. Those present
j were: President W. T. Watson,
secretary H. L. Brown, E. I.
Bennett, C. P. Higgins, T. A.
Cornet, B. W. Rogers, B. B.
Mills, A. McL, Fletcher, 0. B.
Winter, W. Robson, F. Labelle,
A. J. Bennett, A. Mathieson, L.
A. Lanthier, S. Lawson and B.
F. Lester.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.
A letter was received from
the Fernie Board of Trade respecting a plan of organizing
the different Boards of Trade
of East Kootenay into an
Associated Boards of Trade of
Eastern Kootenay. The matter was thoroughly discussed
and it was decided to send three
delegates to Fernie to see what
arrangements could be made.
The delegates selected were Dr.
C. P. Higgins, R. J. Cole and A.
McL. Fletcher, with W. Robson,
A, Mathieson and C. H. Dunbar
as alternates.
The next matter under consideration was the culvert on
Main street and it was moved
and carried that the board request the government agent at
Fernie to give the matter his
earliest attention.
A petition was brought before the board, signed by a large
number of citizens of Hosmer,
asking for the use of the old
school building as a fire hall as
soon as vacated. This is an excellent idea and the board in
endorsing the petition resolved
that the school trustees be requested to allow the Fire Brigade the use of the building as
soon as possible after the transference of the children to the
new school.
The meeting tban adjourned.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Any kind of mixed drinks that you call for will be
served in First class style
Best   Rooms   and   Meals  in   the   Town
Front St.
Hosmer, B. C.
The only Commercial Hotel
•Sample Rooms Main St., Hosmer
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
class. All modern improvements. Transent rates $1
per day, special rates by the week
Front St. Hosmer, B. C.
Team Organized and Officers Elected
for the Coming Season Last Week
A meeting was held in the
school house on Saturday evening for the purpose of reorganizing the Football Club
for the coming season. There
was a fairly good attendance
of citizens present. The chair
was occupied by Fred Oakes
and W. Balderstbne acted as
secretary. '
It was decided to organize a
club to be known as the Hosmer Football Club. The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:
Honorary president—W. H.
Honorary vice presidents—
W. R. Ross, M. P. P., D. G. Wilson, A. Mathieson, Dr. C. P.
Higgins, Wm. Robson, B. L,
Thorne, Lewis Stockett, C. H.
Dunbar, Frank Labelle, B. B.
Mills, R. Gourlay and John
President—F. Oakes, vice
president A. Fortier.
Secretary—W. Balderstone.
Treasurer—W. Kay.
Team selecting committee—
R. Ecclestene, W. B. Wright and
Jas. Ayres.
General committee—J. Malt-
man, H. McDonald, • W*. Simmons
and B. Meehan.
Canvassing subscription committee -*-F. Oakes, A. Fortier
and W. Kay.
Captain — George McQueen,
vice captain A. E. Hartwell.
Colors—Light blue jerseysand
white pants.
It was decided to try and
cloar the remaining debt on the
ground which amounts to $150.
Should this be accomplished the
ground will be made a public
The financial statement for
lust year was mid. It will bo
found elsewhere in The Times.
For Sale—Three bead of delivery horses and harness.
Apply to P. Burns & Co., Hosmer, B. C. 30-tf
The streets of Vernon were
flooded last week.
Kelowna has given $60 to the
B. C. Auti-Tuberculois society.
The Michel Liquor Co. has
started business at New Michel.
A tie mill which will employ
40 men, is being put in at Yahk.
The Canadian Club of Michel
expect to hold a race meet May
George James has been appointed policeman at Marys-
The Bonners Ferry lumber
camps near Gateway have shut
J. W. Gresham has been elected a member of the Frank
A new agricultural society
was organized at Summerland
last week.
The Blairmore Enterprise has
been purchased by the Bartlett
Publishing Co.
Three feet ef clean ore has
been struck in the Society Girl
mine at Moyie.
The Chilliwack Board of Trade
will issue 10,000 folders for advertising purposes.
Arrangements have been
made for repairing the bridge
close to Burton City.
Mike Kialola, 16 years old,
was killed in the Bellevue mine,
Saturday, March 5th.
A horticulturalists' convention is* to be held at Kamloops
on April 12th and 13th.
For pointing a revolver at
Harold N. Moffett at Enderby,
Michael Graham was fined $50
and costs.
The Merchants Bank of Can-
aday, will open a branch at
Elko, under the management
of J. Manning.   ,-
Part of the machinery of the
Sullivan mine at Marysville, has
been shipped to the St. Eugene
mine at Moyie.
The aldermen of Rossland
have refused to take any action
against the stores who keep
open on Sunday.
Attorney T. B. Martin will
leave Frank, April 1st and start
a law business with E. P. McNeil of Macleod.
Archie B oyd and J. O. Mul-
lins were instantly killed by
blasting at the Granby mines,
Phoenix March 8th.
A. V. Lang and T. M. Burnett
have purchased the mercantile
business of the late Mrs. McLean, of Hillcrest.
A society called the Mountain
Goats, will be formed at Nelson
for the purpose of exploring the
The Rossland Engineering
Works will close down April
1st and the plant will be removed to Nelson.
Superintendent Reid expects
to have the bridge now under
construction at Wardner, open
for traffic by May 1st.
The provincial police have
issued an order prohibiting
music in tho hotels and other
public places in Moyie.
William Burton, formerly C.
P. R. conductor, nas taken over
the Munro hotel, Creston, nnd
took possession on Monday
The city solicitor of Spallum-
choen has resigned because he
could not have his salary raised
from $10 to $100 per annum.
Tommy Cummings, [age 11, of
Moyie, was committed to the
industrial school for four years
by Magistrate J. F. Armstrong.
Trail will spend $2,028 for the
filing in of Bay avenue bridge
with slag. It is also proposed
to levy an assessment of $1 per
front foot on the property
A. E. Bazett-Jones master
mechanic of the Le Roi, has
resigned his position to take
up a similar one under A. B. W.
Hodges, at Cerro de Pasco, near
Lima, Peru, *
Charles Vrooinan. assistant
in A. L. McDermott's wholesale
liquor store, and formerly proprietor of the Wentwprth Hotel,
committed suicide at Cranbrook lasi Tuesday.
The Accused Men Given a Preliminary Hearing at Fernie
The alleged perpetrators of
the daring holdup at Coal Creek
a few days ago, when Messrs.
Quinney and Baird, of the
Trites Wood Co., were relieved
of some $1200 in cash and several hundred dollars worth of
cheques and the receipts, in the
shadow of the jail at the points
of drawn revolvers, were
cleverly captured at Fernie
last Friday night by Acting
Chief Bowen and Constable
Gorman of the Fernie police
Nat Babcock, a prospector
and claim staker, was the first
one arrested. He was stopping
at the Fernie hotel and the
police took him into custody at
11 o'clock.
They proceeded to the residence of J. O. Bolanger in the
Annex, they took Bolanger and
a search of the house resulted
in the finding of two $50 bills.
It is believed that Bolanger has
made some damaging confessions to the theft.
J. O. Bolanger has been
working on the M. F. and M.
train as brakeman running between Fernie and Coal Creek.
He is married and has two
children. The city police have
made a clever haul and will receive the $500 reward offered
for the arrest of the parties.
Chief of Police Dow of
Cranbrook, arrested Jumes
Bolanger, brakeman, on a
charge of being implicated in
the recent holdup of Trites
Wood's manager at Coal Creek.
It is said that another mau also named Bolanger, and a third,
name unknown, were arrested
last night' in connection with
the same charge. It is rumored that a considerable sum of
money, about $200 were found
on them and also two guns.
According to the same report
the Fernie parties admitted being concerned in the crime but
beyond saying they got drunk
and wanted the money, they
gave no account of what become of the large amount captured.
The preliminary hearing of
the accused men was resumed
on Monday and several witnesses were examined, but no
decision was arrived at that
Fire at the Methodist Church
On last Saturday afternoon
at about 4 o'clock, fire was discovered in the Methodist
church. Tho Fire Brigade made
a record run and were soon on
the scene and the blaze was
extinguished. The building was
damaged by fire and water to
the extent of $150.00, which is
fully covered by insurance. It
is presumed the fire was caused
by an stove becoming overheated.
The Rev. .ind Mrs. R. W. Lee
and his brother A. Lee and wife,
had many valuable articles of
wearing apparel destroyed.
The damage is estimated at
$.'(00.00 and was not insured.
Saw Mill for Michel.
Two   carloads    of     machinery     have     been     unloaded
for     the   new    saw    mill    at
Michel.   It will   bo   an   up-to-
date plant, with a  capacity  of
40,000, and will run about  nine
months each year.   Some 35 or |
40 men will be employed ut the I
mill and at least 100 men in the |
bush. ^^
Board of Trade Special Meeting
A special meeting of the Hosmer Board of Trade will be held
Thursday evening, March 17th
in the Sample room of the
Pacific hotel. The meeting is
called for the purpose of discussing the report of the school
trustees re tho new proposed
fire hall. Come at 8 o'clock.
H. L. Brown, Secretary.
Arrangements are being made
to start the sawmill of the Porto
Rico Lumber Co., this mouth.
« Invites the ladies of Hosmer and vicinity to her
J first exhibit of the season styles in
Saturday, March 19th
Fine Eating Apples f"»> *■>»• &»■    25c
Oranges, full flavored and juicy
30c and 60c per dozen
Bananas        Grapes        Lemons
Celery Lettuce
Main Street
Hosmer, B. C.
Estimates Furnished on Application
Orders promptly attended ■      HOSMER, B. C. o
(established 1817)
Capital All Paid Up $14,400,000 Rest $12,000,000
Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount  Royal, G. C. M. G.
Hon. President.
Hon. Sir George Drummond, K. C. M. G., President.
Sir Edward  Clouston, Bart., Vice President; and General
BBanches in British Colljibia
Aiinstroiig, Olitlliwaok, Endorbj*, Grobhwood,- Ho*mor, Kblowna, Nekon New Donver
Nicola, Xejw We'stinhestcd', Kecseeliuirt .Sumiiuerliinri, Vunreiuvor, Vornon, Victoria.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of SI (((id upward rooolved.    Interest allowed nt currant rates and paid
half yearly.   The deposited' is subject to no elclfey whatever in the withdrawal of the
whole orany pact of the deposit.
C. B. WINTER, Manager Hosmer Branch
P. BURNS C& CO., Limited
*      Meat Merchants
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best. Your trade solicited. Markets
in all the principal Towns and Cities in British Columbia.
If it is PORTRAITS in Oil, Water Color
or Crayon that you want, see
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All kinds of Fancy Painting or Decoration
Work done on short notice
AU kinds of Draying done on short notice
Dry Wood Tor sale
The Celebrated Tabor Coal
X  L A. Lanthier Jos, Assklbs
Hosmer Livery & Transfer Co.
Livery, Cartage and Feed Stable
Rigs at all Hours at Reasonable Prices
Dealers in Coal
•Ne********** e|
The Finishing Touch to Her Castle
In the Air.
(Copyright, 1909, t>y Associated Literary
Press. J
Whence she bad come no one knew.
The guests at the hotel had spent dens
Irvine,- to solve this mystery, for every
one knew there wus a mystery—every
oue, from the round faced bellboy to
tbe rheumatic old millionaire who
smilingly nodded from bis seat lu tbe
sunlight whenever she passed by.
The girl wore plain clothes, but they
were so dainty, so well worn and so
tastefully chosen that uo oue guessed
thut sbe possessed a single evening
gown. She was retiring, almost shy,
aud stretned to be herself only wbeo
wltb children. The presence of strangers seemed to render her most uu-
She had rented a large front room
and bad sought a tiny table iu the dining room away from the others. She
had registered as Margarette Astor In
a firm hand, and many of tbe guests
had looked more than ouce upon tbe
signature as If therein might He tbe
key to tbe mystery.
The feminine guests who were wont
to sit on the veranda rocking their
chairs from the first of June until the
middle of September, discussing social
events and comparing husbands nud
incomes, now bad a new theme. Who
might Miss Astor be? What was her
past! Why did she so pointedly avoid
tbe Monday night card purty and shun
their sacred circle?
"Any one can see," said Miss Her-
relia Morton, a person of doubtful age,
whose family consisted of two brindle
bulldogs, "tbat sbe hns plenty ot
money and-and that she's very young
to be traveling alone."
But Miss Astor continued to keep to
herself. In spite of ber Intuitive knowledge tbat she was doing herself no
good In the eyes of the porch brigade
by doing so. She slept late the first
morning, climbed a nearby mountain
at sunrise the second, aud on tbe third
day sbe set out iu search of blueberries.
It was on the fourth morning of her
stay that Harry Davis, a young and
wealthy lumberman, was strolling
through a lonely lane not far from
tbe hotel. All at once be heard a shrill
cry, and nt tbe sume moment he noticed a riderless horse leap over the
Hushing quickly to the spot whence
the sound bad come, be beheld a somewhat frightened, dust begrimed young
woman. She bud been picking berries
when the runaway horse dashed
through tbe bushes aud frightened he!.
She gave vent to a little cry at the
sight of Davis, and ns he offered her
his strong arm to assist her she looked
Into bis eyes. She murmured her thanks
and wondered at the fluttering of her
usually well behaved heart.
Much as Davis disliked the average
wealthy girl anil the summer resort
type of young womanhood, he became
greatly Interested in Miss Astor.
Though he had intended to spend only
a day or two ln the country, he found
himself postponing his return Indefinitely. There seemed to be so much
to tnlk about, there were so many
places round about tbe hotel tbat Miss
Astor never hnd seen, and. altogether,
lie found tbe time passing far too
The tongues on the veranda began to
wag vociferously. Foud mothers who
yearly spent small fortunes at summer
resorts trying to find eligible partners
for their daughters longingly wished
thnt these same daughters had golden
hair and appealing blue eyes. While
their daughters sat In deje-ted twos
and threes wishing vainly that they
might travel alone. Miss Astor and
Harry Davis wandered here and there
In utter oblivion to It all.
On the very day on which Davis
had decided In his own heart that he
loved Margarette Astor aud could not
be happy without her he received a
telegram urging his Immediate return
lo the office, Ituslness tbat could not
I* transacted by bis subordinates
called him home.
He sought tlie girl and told her what
liad happened asking her nt the same
time to go for a  Inst walk  with him.
In her simple white frock and wlth,
lier shining golden hair tolled softly
about her head she waited foe* him under the great tree In front of Hie hotel.
She was hutless, but she currl.d a parasol dottfrl with tiny silk rosebuds
Even ln their envy of ber the members of Vie rocking chair ticket could
uot help the admiration thut forced itself Into tbelr glances as they bebeld
her.   Sbe was Indeed pretty.
Davis aud Margarette strolled nlong
the country rond listening to tbe birds
and to the steady click-click of a
mowing machine In a field neur by.
For a time tbey walked In silence,
neither one finding words to fit Into
tbe exquisite tranquillity of tlie scene.
At  length  they  came to a  running f
brook  and  baited  by Its side.    They
Blood ou the bank gazing into the tulr- j
ror like water.    As Davis studied tbe
reflection of tbe girl in the brook be i
fancied he saw her brush away a tear.
He turned suddenly toward her to
make sure. He sought her eyes and
saw within them unshed tears. With
a fervent cry, he stepped toward her.
Margarette shrank back nervously,
hysterically. "1-1 can't." she said,
looking Into his outstretched arms. "I
-I-I have deceived you. I am nothing but an Impostor! 1 am not at all
what you think I am. I"— But she
could say no more. She burst Into
sobs nnd covered ber face wltb ber
Davis, abashed, drew back for a moment. Only the girl's sobbing and the
whispering of the wind to the leaves
all about them broke the silence.
"Tell me," said tbe man very softly
at last.
"You see," said *p girl, her face
turned from him, "I am not Margarette
Astor nt all—I'm only Mabel Arndt-
nnd I work-for a living. 1 haven't
always had to work, but—but tbose
days were long ago, so long that no
one remembers them, no one whom 1
know now," she said wearily.
The man wnlted for her to go on.
"Each year, Instead of taking the vacation that was due me, I have saved
my money until I could accumulate
enough to spend a short time In the
way that I used to live—the way I al
nays dream of living again. Perhaps
you tblnk I'm foolish, but I've pinched
and saved and waited nnd mannged-
and dreamed. I've saved even car
fares to have these few days of Ideal
living, free from work and care and
worry. I—I even changed my name so
as to make my castle more nearly
real." She paused, breathless, and a
weary little sigh escaped her.
"What else?" asked the man.
"There isn't anything else—only I-
I'm not the girl you believed me to be."
The man put his hnnd beneath her
chin and raised her face to his own.
"Would you commercialize love?" he
asked earnestly. "Would you care less
for n mnn who was poor?"
He drew her to himself and kissed
her. And only a tiny frolicking squirrel perched high on a nearby pine saw
what followed.
Sickroom Visitora.
Three days after tbe onerallon the
doctor told the patient that she could
have company. "Not too many at
first, you know," he said, "but two oi
threp visitors a day."
"But I don't want company," thf
patient surprised blm by saying.
"Don't want company? Well, you're
the first person I've beard say that."
"Very little, I mean, doctor. 1 don'l
want to see many of my friends
Didn't you ever notice the manner
Isms thnt everybody bas? It's Just
the little habits that people get llitt
thnt are most wearing when you art
siek, and I'm alwnys inclined to tell
persons right out that they're annoy
ing me. Then, of course, if I do they're
hurt. You know the sort of little char
acterlstlcs that are often noted in thi
courtroom, how the Judge swings hi?
glasses and the lawyer twists his halt
and tbe prisoner swings bis foot hack
and forth. When I am sick there'*
nothing more annoying than thosp lit
tie habits. I don't know a soul wh«
hasn't got some few bablts thut arc
very unpleasant when I am sick, nm*
I think everybody will agree with me
People are not good in a sickroom, as
a rule, just because they bave sonM
harmless little habit like rocking vlo
lently in a chair or beating n tattoo ot
the table or fiddling with something lc
the hands."—New York Press.
Six Dollars For a Cent.
"'A penny saved is t penny earned
may be a good maxim." said tbe oecu
pant of bachelor apartment No. 807
"but It doesn't always apply. Kcon
omy means bankruptcy sometimes."
"How do you figure tbat?" asked tin
occupant of apartment No. eSOD.
"I tried to save a penny this morn
Ing," said 807, "with disastrous ant
expensive results. I hnd opened mj
hall door to pick up my morning pa
per. As I stooped a cent dropper
from my trousers pocket and began tc
roll down Ihe hallway. I Ignored the
paper and made a snatch at tbe cent
which, however, eluded my grasp. Thi
sudden exertion and strain caused my
eyeglasses to fall from my nose, boll
lenses being broken, of course. Juki
then a gust of wind from Ihe opei
windows cf my apartment caused thi
door to close behind me, and there I
stood ln my shirt sleeves ln the ball
my penny gone, my glasses gone and
my newspapers, too. for that had lc
the meantime hfciwn down tbe hnl
and out of the window. In addition
my rear suspender buttons were torr
off by my sudden lurch nt the penny
and Incidentally I crushed a hulf dol
lar's worth of cigars In my vest pork
et. Altogether I calculate that tha'
cent cost me Just $0."—New York
Tha Excoptior.
"Everything comes to him wbe
waits." quoted the mornlizer.
"How nbout the opposite side of ths
street?" asked the demoralizer.—Judga.
"Tha Glass of Fashion."
Cbolly-The deuce, old chap: 1 cawn't
go to tbe party.   I hare no collab buttons.
Iteggle—Go across tbe street and
buy some, deah fellow.
Choliy-But I cawn't Nobody has
uiy measurements except my tailan,
On tha Job.
Miss Coy (at the garden pnrty)-Let
you kiss me? Certainly notl I've only
'known you an hour.
Mr. Hustler (looking at his wntcb)-
H'cll, then, suppose 1 come around In
nn hour and a quarter.—Boston Transcript.
I sought to gaie In Ethel's eyes.
Hut quick she dropped her eyelids.
1 could not take her by surprise.
Indeed, end they were shy lids.
1 sought to whisper words of love.
Hut caused the maid to tremble.
She was ns timid as a dove.
Or did she but dissemble?
I learned too late it was an art,
That drooping of the eyelids.
In trembling sbe but played a part.
A snare was In those sly lids!
—Town Topics,
)■   B     Tyrrell    Has   Contributed   to
Information on  North.
When it comes to proving or disproving the statements of Dr, F. A.
Coot, and Commander Robert Peary,
on rhe North Pole issue, the veracity
of the Eskimo will come strongly into play.
Such is the opinion ol J. B. Tyrrell
of Toronto, mining engineer and explorer, who has spent several years
investigating the mineral possibilities
of the Arctic country. To him and
his brother, James H. Tyrrell, of
Hamilton, is due the credit of presenting in book form more light on
the frozen north than possibly belongs to any other two individuals
outside of Cook and Peary, should
the  latter's stories  be verified.
Mr. Tyrrell was asked, some years
ago, to take charge of an Arctic expedition, but the project didn't appeal to him. Still, he can see no
immediate reason why both Dr.
Cook's and Commander Peary's stories should not be believed. Both men
appeared to have found good ice for
travel and the distances they claim
td have traversed were not at all prohibitive. He could not see, however,
why any country should care to either prove or disprove the statements of
either explorer. The scientific results
of a rush to the pole pever seemed
to him to warrant the expense or
trouble. Such an expedition as Nan-
sen's, where the time was spent in
making scientific observations of the
character of the sea, the land and the
inhabitants—fish and animals—within
the polar zone, always seemed to him
exceedingly interesting, but the mere
dash to the pole—to be the first to
reach a theoretic point on the earth's
surface looked to him as though the
gume was not worth the candle. At
the same time, as an example of
hardihood and adventurous spirit, he
couldn't help but admire the men
who had done it.
Mr. Tyrrell has made three notable
tours of the extreme northern latitudes. On two occasions he was accompanied by his brother James.
Three most entertaining books from
tlie latter's pen relative to these expeditions are now in circulation. On
a Government mission, sixteen years
ago, they traveled from Edmonton to
the Athubaska country, then north
eastward to the extreme northeast angle of Hudson Bay and down the
shores of the Hudson, late in the fall
in three Peterboro canoes, reaching
Churchill October 16. They were the
first white men to traverse that country, between the Mackenzie River and
Hudson Bay, and to come down the
shores in such craft. At Churchill
they were obliged to wait for a few
weeks to gain strength and to collect
dogs and sleds preparatory to an overland journey to Winnipeg. About the
end of November—and of course winter had set in with the thermometer
registering about 45 below—they left
Churchill and started southward,
passing York factory near the mouth
of the Nelson, coming up to Oxford
House and reaching Winnipeg on the
second of January. The trip overland
was subject to the ordinary conditions attending such expeditions
through northern Canada. They traveled without tents and everything
that could possibly be dispensed with,
sleeping in their overcoats. At that
time, it was the largest unexplored
area of land in the world. A technical account of their observations
was written by J. B. Tyrrell for the
Dominion Geological Survey. In
1894 he traveled alone through the
Eskimo country west of Hudson Bay
on an official geological survey.
■ "Canada has no object, anyway, no
matter how other countries may perspire over it, in trying to prove the
exact location or discoverer of the
north pole. She already has an enormous Arctic territory undeveloped,
'ind the question is not for the present generation to bother with. The
establishing of a claim to the earth's
apex does not eome within the scope
of practical politics at the present
time," were the concluding words of
Mr. Tyrrell's interview.
Beavers  Inspire Respect.
"I have yet to meet the man who
can walk for the first time through
a beaver works, as the range of a
colony of beavers is called, and not
feel something of the sentiment of
human association," suys a writer in
u recent inugazine.
"It is a, sensation very similar to
what we feel when we come out unexpectedly into a woodland clearing
ufter u long day spent in the unbroken solitudes.
"I once stood with a learned professor of Columbia College on the
bank of a stream in eastern Canada
and looked down on a freshly made
beaver dam—one of the best in point
of construction thut I had ever seen.
It wus indeed a really stupendous nf-
fuir for a beaver to have mude. Built
of alder poles and brush, weighted
with mud und small stones, it was
fifty feet long, six feet high and raised the level of the water by about
sixty  inches.
"Seen from the upstream side it
presented the appearance of a more
or less evenly disposed array of short
sticks protruding from a long mound
of mud just level with the surface
of the restrained water; from below
the brushwood supporting the dam
proper wus plainly visible and the
ingenuity of its placing ut once apparent."
Paul  Kruger's  Pistol.
John Harcourt, G.T.R. ticket agent
at Port Hope, was a visitor to the big
St. Louis Exposition, and while thero
met n nephew of old Paul Kruger,
the late South African president,
famous by the Boer wur. The young
"fellow's name, too, was Puul Kruger,
and Mr. Hurcourt spout some time
with him. When parting, Kruger
promised to send Harcourt his uncle's
12-shot rapid-fire German horse pistol, which weapon came duly a few
days ago.
The butt and barrel are detachable
and when carried on horseback fit
into one another in a close pocket,
the barrel being used if needed us
merely a pistol, or the butt fustened
on the whole being utilized as a ear-
bine.   One pull starW 12 shots.
The whole weapon is beautifully
made and highly polished
Tlie Retort Courteous,
""fotsr hat's a peach basket upaldedown!"
ln scathing tones he cried.
"Of course." she said, without a frown,
"For the peach must be Inside!"
How Pigeons Travel.
The carrier pigeon wbeo traveling
never feeds. If tbe distance be long It
Hies on without stopping to take nutriment and nt last arrives tbln, exhausted and almost dying. If corn be presented to It, It refuses to eat. contenting itself wltb drinking a little water
and then sleeping. Two cor three hours
later It begins to eat wltb moderation.
Adventurous Young Englishwoman
Who Has Completed a Trip
Through the Heart of the Dark
Continent Tells Her Experiences-
Bearding the Lions, Not to Mention Elephants—Rosy Rhodesia.
"Well, I've learned the meaning of
the expression 'hanging on by the
back teeth ' "
„The speaker was Miss Charlotte
Mansfield, the charming and talented
lady who has just returned from an
adventurous journey through Central
Africa, and she was giving an account
of her experiences.
"You see, I'm not at all brave,"
continued Miss Mansfield, "and ever
since I can remember I have been
frightened in the dark. Judge,
then, my sensations when I found
myself under canvas for the first time
in my life, and realized that I was
alone in the African wilderness,
guarded only by strange native 'boys,'
my dog, and my camp-fires. And 1
had heard disquieting accounts of a
tendency the natives have to desert
at awkward junctures.
"My fears were not lessened by the
sickly cries of prowling hyenas; and
before my 540 miles' march from
Broken Hill to Abercorn was over I
suffered still greater tremors from occasionally hearing the grunt, grunt
of a lion keep time with the pad, pad
of its paws.
"One whole night I passed in terror iu a small house, built by a white
man, who had subsequently deserted
it, while outside a lion did sentry go,
my 'boys' having retired to their
camp. I covered up the windows of
my appropriated shelter as best I
could with the materials to hand—a
map and a Union Jack—and sat
shivering, with only my dog to keep
me company, listening to the beast's
growls. When day dawned the brute
took himself off, but my vigil had
partly turned my hair grey.
"I had, on another occasion, an
encounter with a young lion, with no
walls between us, and it is not an
experience I should be*at all anxious
to repeat.
"I was out walking with my little
dog a short distance from camp when
the creature appeared suddenly on
the scene, and I had a moment of
horrible fear before, to my great relief, the lion turned aside and made
"One morning, when I turned out,
as usual, about five o'clock, I found
some excitement among the natives.
And no wonder! All around and quite
close to the tent was the spoor of
elephants which had passed on their
way to the water. How thankful I
was that none of them had blundered
against or through the frail structure!
"There was one other frequent
source of dread to me which I have
not yet mentioned—namely, the
crossing of rivers and swamps. My
bearers would carry me over in a
'machila,' a hammock swung on a
pole, with one man at each end, and,
though the actual bearers were supported by others on either side, I was
in constant fear of falling into the
rain-swollen waters. To keep from
giving myself away to the natives by
screaming out I had to requisition all
my reserves of fortitude.
"When we arrived at a native village, it was a never-failing source of
delight to me to watch my 'boys'
bartering with the village women for
the necessary supplies of meal.
"Each week I had to give my 'boys'
two and a half yards of 'limbo'—thin
calico, blue or white, the latter being
preferred —worth about 8Xd. or 9d.
With half a yard of limbo,' a large
basket of meal could be bought; and,
though money is aecepted, 'limbo' is
preferred, being the only clothing the
villagers can get, except a coarse
cloth made from tree-bark.
"At several of she villages I bought
curios for myself, and generally I
purchased some 'cuckoos' and eggs.
"Cuckoos' are small fowls, about the
size of the English bantam, antl
could be bought ai three for Is., and
the eggs were prtiportionately small
and cheap.
I "Before leaving the subject of
camping, I may mention that I always slept with my rifle by my side
and my revolver under my pillow, in
case of emergency. As it was winter,
the nights and early mornings were
icy cold, necessitating warm furs for
comfort; while in ths middle of the
day it was so hot that I had to wear
a sun-helmet.
"When I publish my book on
Rhodesia, I intend to give full particulars of all matter*) interesting to
intending or prospective emigrants
from this country. I may say that
the possibilities of the country delighted me.
"Take Northeastern Rhodesia. The
chances of a man who is not in a
hurry to get rieh in five minutes are
splendid—that is, the chances of a
healthy, happy, and, ultimately,
prosperous life. His gun and his
garden will go a long way in supplying his wants for the first year or
two, and if he is content to wait he
will have a beautiful home and farm
"What capital is necessary?"
"Well, one man I met started with
£50, and leased 100 head of cattle
from the Government. After seven
years, he has now 750 head of cattle
of his own, and a beautiful farm to
The Duke's  Pipe,
The Duke of Connaught possesses a
unique collection of  pipes.    On one
occasion an American billionaire asked him to do him the honor of presenting him with one of his treasures
If such a favor were conferred upon
him, he added, he would never smoke
another pipe till the day of his death.
The Duke was a little amused, but he
gave the  pipe.    Some time after Hia
Royal Highness again met the American, who assured him that his pipe
Iwas the sweetest he had ever smoked.
'■"I'm  awfully nleased  to hear that,"
'■ .replied  tlie  Duke, "because I found,
| after I had ftiven you the pipe, it was
not one of mine at all."
Had Proof.
"Wbo ever saw a purple cow?" asked
Ihe scoffer,  looking ut a collection of
urt posters.
"Thnt is no sign there Isfl't any."
"Good enough proof for me."
"Well. It Isn't conclusive.   I should
Judge'to look at It that tbe milk 1 get
came from n blue cow."
Progress of a Climber.
Knlcker-Ilas Kewrlcb risen In so
Bocker-Ves. He used to be afraid
the cook wouldn't stay; now be'i
afraid tbe butler will.-New York Sun
——^—— «h
No Noise of Hammer Where Birch-
bark Canoes Are  Built.
In the far Canadian wilds, in an
Indian shipyard, are built and
launched such craft as the voyagers
use in traveling the rivers and lakes
of that region even as far as Hudson
Bay. Noise of hammer and hiss of
white-hot holt have never been heard
in that shipyard, and it has neither
dry dock nor high slanted and greasy
ways. Hidden in the deep grass are
long and wide rolls of birch bark
treasured against future need, and
all about ara shavings of the cedar,
while the charred remnants of the
fires used to melt and purify some of
the shipbuilding material perhaps
shine black in a little pile.
Here perhaps for many seasons in
succession the Indians have built
their birch-bark canoes. Bits of the
long and pliant but touch root which
the Indians pull from its shallow
burial to make binding thongs are to
be found here and there. This root
when split has about the thickness of
the cane used in weaving chair bottoms, and the deft needlewomen of
the Indians make it serve to a nicety
for sewing the seams of the birch
bark with which the canoes are covered. From strips of cedar two
inches wido and hardly more than a
quarter of an inch thick are made
the ribs. Over this frame is laid
with nice fit the birch bark in pieces
of suitable size and the joints are
secured with long strips of the pliant
All this, however, is not sufficient
to make a canoe seaworthy; the
seams must be made water-tight.
This is accomplished with a mixture
of spruce gum and bear's grease,
though Urd will serve nearly as well
as the latter. The spruce gum is
melted in a pot over an open fire
and cleansed of it's impurities by
skimming. Then a sufficient quantity of bear's grease is added to make
the mixture at a moderate temperature of about the consistency of shoemaker's wax.
The whole craft remains measurably pliant yet sufficiently rigid to
be handled and carried without danger of collapse. One thing, howjver,
the Indian looks to, that his canoe
shall not grate upon sand or shingle
when he lands. In fact, he • stops
short of the shore and in shallow
water leaps out into lake or stream
and unloads his canoe before carrying
it ashore and laying it in a shady
place safe from the damaging effects
'A the mid-summer's sun. Small
canoes are built in this fashion for
the use of one or two oarsmen, and
with proper strengthening of materials, big canoes 35 feet long or more
are built to be paddled by 10 or 15
oarsmen and to carry great loads all
al> >ut the region upon the errands of
business that keep these hunters and
trappers afloat much of the time so
long as thero is open water in that
fur north.
A Handsome Gift.
It has come to light that the late
Mrs. Goldwin Smith's will contains
a provision for a free gift of the
Grange and the fine historic residence
upon it to the city of Toronto. The
mansion will be devoted to the uses
of an art museum, and the splendid
collection of pictures and art treasures it contains will fall into the
city's possession.
Dr. Smith said the idea of "The
Grange" becoming an art museum
was suggested to him by Byron E
Walker, of the guild of civic art, and
conveyed through him to his wife
who readily assented.
The grounds with their beautiful
lawns and spreading elms are an
ideal of stately beauty, and have invariably excited the admiration of
distinguished visitors of whom there
have been many.
The main portion of the building
was erected in 1820, by D'Arcy Boulton, eldest son of Justice Boulton.
Later a wing and conservatory were
added. "The Grange" is said by competent authority to be the finest
specimen of the early era of brick
building in York County. Originally,
the gute was at Queen street, and the
mansion stood in the centre of a park
of 100 acres.
The halls and rooms are finished
in black walnut, a portion of the
wood-work in the hallway containing
wood carvings over 200 years old. The
paintings that adorn the walls are
highly valuable, and include thirteen
portraits of noted English historic
William Henry Boulton, the founder, was the first husband of Dr.
Smith's late wife.
May   Upset  Convictions.
Defending a woman at Winnipeg
recently Lawyer E. L. Howell tooli
exception to Magistrate Hon. T. M.
Daly adjudicating, on the ground that
as a member of the police commis
sion lie was also in position of prosecutor, and that it was contrary to the
spirit and purport of the law that
A magistrate should act in a dual
capacity of judge and  prosecutor.
Mr. Daly adjourned the case a week
to enable Howell to apply to King's
Bench for a writ of prohibition to
prohibit the magistrate trying the
The case is exciting the utmost interest in legal circles and others, for
if the court holJs Howell's contention, the result would necessarily apply to hundreds of prisoners now in
jails and penitentiaries as the result
of sentences imposed by not only Mr.
Daly, but scores of magistrates in
other cities, who are members of the
police commission in their respective
Federation Good.
The decision to federate all the
Canadian ciubs in a central organization is a good one, and will enable the
general organization to take united
Bction on any important questions, in
a manner that will carry a great deal
of weight, as being representative of
the best class of public opinion.—
Citizen, Ottawa. •
End of Militarism.
The Labor Congress at Quebec will
oppose and condemn the passing
wave of militarism. If the workers
Would vote as wisely in political affairs as they do in their conventions
there would soon be an end of militarism in all countries.—Toronto Globe.
The Navajo Tongue.
The Xuvujo language bas twelve different words for "to go."
Facts About   the Speed   of   Famous
Story Tellers.
Few  tilings  are   more   remarkable
than   the   widely    different    rates    at
which   authors   produce    their    work.
One will dash off a long novel in   f
month   of    feverish   writiri";   another
j will count three or-foii*- fmtil -not
day too long for a similar task.    A
! will reel off 15,000 words a day; while
j his rival, B, thinks he has done quite
i a   satisfactory   day's   work   when    he
has committed   700  or 800  words    to
paper.     And,   again,   a   lifetime  may
yield  in  one  case  books  which   you
can count on the fingers of one hand;
in another, the product is a hundred
or  more  substantial  volumes.
"John Oliver Hobbes," for instance,
although she wrote at least fourteen
novels und a large number of plays,
once confessed that 6he rarely produced more than 150 words in a day.
Mr. Max Pemberton considers 800
to 1,000 words a good day's work, and
declares that he has never written
aB many as 2,000 words in a day in
hagBMEgfl J6rrflCiX£ Ja»dtt£ has
oft*n been quite pleased to pen 500
words of one of his funny stories in
the same time. Mr. Hall Caine
thinks he has done a capital week's
work when he hns produced 6,000
words; although that he has the pen
of a ready writer is proved by the
fact that he once wrote 9,000 words
while traveling from Scotland to
Mr. Rider Haggard has written a
long story in six weeks, but his average rate of production is barely 1,600
words a day; and this is also the
average,of that most prolific writer,
Mr. Le Qucux, whost supreme effort
was a novel of 83,000 words in a
But even this speed is a snail's
pace to such a speedy penman as Mr.
Frankfort Moore, who turns out a
long novel at the rate of 4,000 words
a day, and has morc>4()ian--<9fiee-'«**(*i*^
ten 10.000 words between breakfast
and bed. Mr. Moore, it is interesting
to record, has a pen with which he
has written over 4,000,000 words. In
his early days of authorship Mr. H.
G. Wells thought nothing of producing 7,000 words daily; "John Strange
Winter" boasts a marvellous day's
record of over 11,000 words, and rarely falls below 4,000 words; while Mr.
George Griffith once reached a day's
total of 12.500 words, and claims an
average of between 6,000 and 6,000— a
figure which represents Mr. Crockett's maximum and is three times
as much as Mr. Cutcliffe Hyne's
Such are some of the wonderful
short-distance feats of well-known
authors. Let us see how they figure
in long-distance competition. Mr.
Watts Dunton spent fifteen years or
more over "Aylwin"; Mrs. Humphry
Ward worked industriously for three
years before she wrote "Finis" to
"Robert Elsmere"; Olive Schreiner
has produced her books at the rate
of one in five years; and Mr. George
Meredith's books average two years
These are among the slow-goers, if
long-stayers in the literary race, who
are content to give to the world in a
large part of a lifetime what others
produce in twelve months. Their
records in point of number are quite
pathetically poor compared with that,
for instance, of Mrs. L. T. Meade,
who has at least 107 novels beneath
her name in the library catalogues,
and who can produce long stories at
the rate of four a year.
a"* MMM -Prtct Halls From Three
Rivers, Qua., Where He Was Born
In 1854—Is Widely Known In tha
West as a Farmer and Rancher,
Flour and Saw Miller—Has Been
Mayor of Battleford Twice.
Benjamin Price, who has been recently elevated to the Senate to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of
Hon. Senator Perley, was a former
member of the Legislative Assembly
of the Northwest Territories and is
one of the pioneer settlers of the
Battleford district and a leading mer*.
chant of that town. The Liberals** '
now number 63 in the upper chamber
and the Conservatives 21, with two
vacancies in .Nova Scotia to be filled.
Filing Soft Metals.
Oiling a die used on soft metals .rill
make it cut more smoothly and prevent it from clogging.
Liens and Lavender,
l.lon tamers frequently perfume themselves wltb lavender. There is, it in
said, no record of a lion ever having
attacked a trainer who bad taken tbe
precaution of using tbls perfume.
How Carl Rosa Lost Mme. Melb .
Not the least interesting of the re-
miniscenc.-s of Mr. William Ganz, the
veteran pianist, who recently celebrated his golden wedding, is that concerning the debut of Mme. Melba.
The famous prima donna was then
Mrs. Nellie Armstrong, and she made
her debut here at one of Mr. Ganz's
concerts at Prince's Hall, twenty-
three years ago. "I was so charmed
with her," says Mr. Gnnz, "that I
spoke to Carl Rosa about her, feeling
sure he would like to hear her sing.
He pencilled an appointment on his
shirt-cuff for the following Tuesday
afternoon, and Mrs. Armstrong duly
called at my house at the time fixed.
Carl Rosa, however, did not come, for
he had forgotten about the arrangement, and thus he lost an artiste who
would have been invaluable to him
for his opera company. As it was,
Mrs. Armstrong went to Paris to study
with Mine Marchesi, andMater came
out in grand opera."
Trea Legends.
The elder is believed to be the tree
on which Judas hanged himself,
though in Buckinghamshire an old
peasant woman* has been heard to
declare that it was of this wood the
cross was made.
"Take notice, ma'am," she said,
"and you'll find as lightning never
touches the elder."
While on this topic, the wild arum
is said by the people of Cheshire to
have been growing beneath the Cross,
and to have received on it splashes
of blood, hence villagers reverently
regard the /dark lines and blots on
the surface of its leaves. The Scotch
believe that the birch was used for
rods for scourging, and that from
that time the -tree was cursed, the
dwarf birch being, of course, the
species meant.
Why He Was a Heathen.
Sir Arthur Fanshaw recently related an amusing story of a Mahom-
medan servant, who, when asked his
religion, replied:
"Beg pardon, sar, I'm a heathen."
When asked by his master what he
meant by a heathen, the man answered :
"Beg pardon, sar, a worshipper of
stocks and stones."
"Confound it," remarked the master, "I can't keep a man like that in
my service."
To which came the immediate rejoinder;
"Beg pardon, sar, in your higli-
ness's service no time to worship anything!"—London News.
Pensioned Her Parrot.
The late Miss Mary Hatton of
Charlcombe, Somerset, England, by
her will left her parrot and its cage
to her nephew, Mr. Leonard Etnest
Hatton, with £50 wh.ch she wished
to be used to keep the bird as long
j.s it shall live.
Willie Is a curious chap,
As people all agree.
He always falls a little short
Ot what be wants to be.
His Broiling clothes entitle him
To an enduring fame.
Tbe only difficulty 1*
He doesn't know tbe game.
He has a handsome hunting rig,
But Is afraid to shoot
He only needs a touring ear
To fit his auto suit
But as his wardrobe grows, he says.
With confidence sublime:
"Ihe most Important part la clothe*.
The rest will come In time."
-Washington star.
Senator Price was born in Three
Rivers, Quebec, in 1854, and went
west, locating in Manitoba in 1878,
where he remained for a short period
before settling permanently in the
Battleford section. He first began
the successful business career which
has made his name a familiar one
throughout the entire west as a
farmer und rancher in partnership
with his brother, J. A. Price. Later
A. MacDonald was taken into the
company and they branched out into
the flour and saw mill business on
the banks of the Saskatchewan.
Senator Price has also been engaged
extensively in tho cattle shipping
business for a lengthy period and in
1898 Price brothers entered the field
as general merchants in Battleford,
purchasing the pioneer store first
conducted by A. MacDonald and
which they still operate. The energy
and business sagacity of our subject
has done much toward furthering the
development of the Battleford district, as he was one of those to first
perceive its great possibilities and
actively promote its progress along
modern scientific agricultural lines.
All the latest ideas in agricultural
machinery were adopted by him in
farming and he encouraged others in
similar progressive methods.
In 1898 he was elected to the territorial Legislature for the district of
Battleford, then one of the largest
constituencies in the Dominion, and
in this capacity he served with ability' and success for two years. Since
then he has been twice elected mayor
of Battleford and he has been president of the Board of Trade of that
place continuously since its organization. An active interest has been
taken by him at all- times in the welfare of Battlefoid and even during
the most discouraging periods of its
history he took an optimistic view
of the future of the place and by his
courage and hope inspired confidence
in his fellow townsmen who feel
proud of the new honor conferred on
Queer Indian Custom.
The hill women who dwell along
the Himalayas have a strange way of
lulling their children to sleep. An
English correspondent traveling in
India accidentally stumbled upon the
custom and thus describes it: "Where
a small stream forced its way out of
the hillside, bamboo pipes or channels had been thrust into the bnnk,
so that several small but steady
streams of water poured out sixjfJ
inches above the ground. Babies,
wrapped up tightly in sheets, had
been placed there in a row, and a
stream of water fell an inch or two
on their heads, and then was led
away into a little ditch at the back.
I found on inquiry that this was a
common practice of these women,
who work in the fields with their
husbands, und leave their children
asleep like this for hours. I tried
the method myself, and, after the
first shock of cold, a most delicious
sensation of rest stole over me. I
felt as though I could remain there
without thought or trouble for ever.
It was a distinct aud unique sensation."
Discovered   Accidentally.
Some extraordinary stories are told
of the   ridiculous   sums   offered and
taken for some   of   the   famous   old
masterpieces.    People  who   hud,   by
accident, come across paintings worth
thousands of dollars have parted with
their  treasures  for  a  small   amount. .
Raphael's    famous   Massacre   of    the£» <
Innocents,   which   was  found  in  \i\e  .
cottage   of   a  poor   widow,   changed
hands for about $5!   A dealer securpi}
pne   qf    Correggio's    finest   works—
which had been stolen—for about f],
and  resold   it   to   Lord   Bristol   for
The Purpose of the Game.
The Archbishop of Canterbury
was going in with a number of other
clergymen to luncheon after some
great ecclesiastical function, when un
unctuous dignitary observed, "Now
to put o bridle on our appetites I"
Quick as lightning the archbishop
retorted: "Say. rather, nciw to put u
bit between your teeth." j
Th* Batter Way.
First Boston Child-Do you believe
in corporal punishment?
Second   Bolton   Child—No;   I   can
usually make my parent! do wbal
wish   by   moral  suasion.-New   Tor!
A Strange Possibility.
With machines lo save talking
And working and walking,
We Hnd that this planet so small
Is run by the lever,
And human endeavor
Will not be considered at all.
-Washington Star.
He Managed to Dodge Both Work
and Matrimony.
By   H.  S.   FRANK.
[Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.]
Gabe was lying upon his back, bis
hands clasped under bis bead, guzing
unthinkingly at the sky. He was twenty-five years old and barefooted.
*'       Overhead a buzzard floated upon mo-
jj-~ tlonless wings, and  Gabe's eyes fol-
jJt'lowed It ns far aa they could without
causing bis head to move.
If be bad any thought that was strong
enough to be called an ambition It was
to be a buzzard, for a buzzard was not
forced to Sap its wings to fly.
Times had been going somewhat bard
witb bim of late. For one thing be
bad bad to tblnk, and the prospect was
tbat before long be might have to do.
Cooner's daughter was now of age,
•nd tbe understanding between tbe
families bud been that some time after
Mary Bet was old enough tbese two
should marry ln order to save the
■even acres on one side of tbe slope
being separated from the nine acres
Wblcb Joined and crept over and down
tbe otber side.
Cooner was arbitrary, and Gabe's father, under tbe Influence of Cooner,
would be Just as despotic.
Then  Mary  Bet  was  pretty—tbere
was no denying that—and more tban
I once Gabe's heart had thumped tire-
*   Bomely In ber presence,   ln tbat state
be bad even looked about  ber cabin
critically, It may be hopefully.
But Mary Ret did not like work herself. He hnd found the ax lying beside three nr four uncut branches ber
father bad dragged In and tbe seven
or eight cbickens peeking about without a sign of coop or shelter.
By tbnt time his heart was again,
beating tranquilly, and be had viewed
the scene witb dispassionate forethought. Married to Mary Bet he
would have ,o cut wood and perhaps
make chicken coops and It might be
would even have to plant a com and
potato patch.
The tbougbt, made permanent by
the persistent bints of Comer and his
father, bad harassed him for days
past, and this morning, feeling tbe
need for absolute, unthinking rest, he
bad come out to this sunny spot where
he could He in bis favorite attitude,
wltb bis hands clasped under his bead.
But alas for plaus! As tbe buzzard
floated slowly beyond view and tbe
unthinking eyes following it began to
grow dreamy and heavy tbere came a
sudden rasping Interruption. It was
Cooner admonishing bis father.
"I tell ye," tbe strident voice was
saying, "this thing's goin' on too slow.
1'ust we kuow somebody 11 be steppin'
in, nn' tben wbere'll our two estates
be? Divided. There's th-it Bill Tanner already comin' up lo see Bet an'
•be 'lowln' bim.
"Pshaw! He'd be for carryln' her
wny down to bis cabin In tbe valley,
nn' likely 's not they'd be for sellln'
my seven acres some day. 1 tell ye,
Mose, ye must be stirrin' up Gabe.
He's a good boy and won't never be
goin' off. an' If he's got a single wicked habit I've never heerd, on it.
"I'll see tbe preacher this very day
an' bave blm come up in two weeks.
We'll have 'em ready by tbat time. I'll
bave to get Ret some new shoes, un'
ye must see about Gabe's gettln' bis
balr cut.   It's pretty toler'ble long nn'
/untidy for a weddin'.   An' we'd better
be nskln' nil the folks to come."
Gnbe had forced himself as deep as
possible into the leaves, nnd he lay
wltb bated breath until the voices n**d
footsteps had died away toward Cooner's cabin.
Then he groaned and removed bis
hands slowly and despairingly from
beneath his head. He must think and
think quickly and bard or he would be
BUI Tanner wns peeling bark In the
valley. He was a worker—not in the
ordinary acceptance of the word perhaps, but from the slope point of view.
Gabe went to him there.
"Hello, Bill," he began affably. "Gettln' quite a heap, nln't ye?"
Bill nodded grutlly. He had no objection to Gabe personally—only that
be was welcome at tbe Cooner cabin,'
and tbat was enough,
"Hello," be responded.    "But I 'low
ye'd better come some otber day.   I'm
too busy to talk now."
"That's  all   right,"   gracloualy.    "1
don't mind seeln' folks work.   Comin'
up tonight?"
"Coouer's. of course," wltb a grtu.
"Rut there's no need to get mad. Hill,"
at the look on tbe other's  face.    "1
ain't bere to plague ye.   I come down
to sell  my  tater patch.    What'll  ye
It was Bill's turn to grin.
"I've heerd 'bout thot tater paten,
he said. "It's two acres, an' old Cooner plowed It wltb bis mule, an' your
dad planted It alt by himself, an' ye
was to do tbe hoeln' an' dlgglu'. I
don't b'lleve ye've struck a lick In It
"I don't b'lleve I have," acknowledged Gabe frankly. "But what'll ye
"Why, I tbougbt they was your weddin' taters," said Bill wonderlngly. "1
heerd Cooner sny tbere'd be forty
busbels an' tbat ye could sell twenty
an' bave twenty for a winter put by."
"Yes, I heerd him say that myself,"
smiled Gabe. "But, see here. Kill. I
ain't ii-hlnderin' of nobody. Bet likes
ye better'n sbe does me, an' ye like
ber, an' tbe wust tblng ber dad's got
lig'in ye is thnt ye'd tuke ber away,
lie dou't want her to leave. Mow,
there's ten acres tbat joins bim on tne
other side, an' It can be bad for tfcju
1 beerd tbe owner suy so. Can ye raise
$30'/" anxiously.
"I might part of It and tbe rest wbeu
this bark's done."
"Well." hi a relieved tone, "ye git
It quick's ye can. The owner d take
bulf down and wait for tbe rest. Ue
told me so. He tried to sell it to me,
but 1 dldu't want no land to work.
"But ye must hurry. Tbe preacher's comin' up In two weeks, au' ye
waut to be ready. Old Cooner 'II be
ail right long's ye owu ten acres J'inln'
un' two acres of taters."
"An" ye'll give up Bet?" Incredulously.
"Long's she likes ye best, of course.
I ain't comin' In between nobody tbal
wuy. BUI."
Bill looked at blm earnestly; then
his face cleared, and be exteuded his
"Ye're the best fellow thnt ever
was," he cried heartily, "an' I'm sorry
for anything I've said or done. I'll be
your friend after tbls. Now, what'll
ye tuke for the taters?"
"Oh, that's all right," easily. "Wben
ye're married and settled up there I'll
Jet ye do the chores wben 1 huve liny,
so 'twon't cost ye nothlii' but work."
Gube went directly to Cooner, drawing a long face. *
"That BUI Tanner's too smart for
me." he grumbled. "1 went down"
there thlnkln' I could make a (rude,
but he's gut my taters an' I ain't gut
a thing to show."
He waited long enough for his words
to have tbelr full effect, theu added:
"I b'Ueve ('It go wit to Mexico or
Maine or somewhere that wuy. The
only tblng |s it'll be right hard for Ret
tp go so fur, but mebbe she can stand
"Bet go to Mexico or Maine!" almost
shrieked Cooner. "Why. you-you
plumb idiot, Bill Tanner's wuth a Omen of ye. Bet '11 stay right here. Now
ye be glttln' off."
"But I tbought"'-
"TbouRht nothln'l" angrily. "Git
along with ye."
tin be went witb downcast bend until
he got beyond tbe cabin. Theu be be
gan to chuckle.
His t'buekles grew louder and louder
as he widened tbe distance between
him and the cabin, aud by tbe time he
had gone half a mile they had devel
oped Into roars of laughter.
In bis present mood, however,
laughter seemed all too Ineffective as
un expression of his feelings, nud he
stood on his head, turned u handspring
or two and theu walked on bis hands
for at least a dozen feet along tbe
rough road.
Not In years had Gabe displayed one-
tenth of the energy be now expended.
He wns very tired, however, when
bis paroxysm of Joy was over, nud he
promptly sought a secluded nook In
the woods nnd took a long nap.
When be awoke an hour later the
first audible Bound he made was a
chuckle, and be continued in this merry mood until tbe outlines or the parental cabin were slgbted.
Much of tbe next two weeks he
spent upon his back, witb bis face lo
tbe sky.
But when the weddlug day came be
was among tbe gueats. smiling und
happy, with bis balr cut In honor of
tbe momentous occasion.
Mary Bet drew blm aside at the
first opportunity, her eyes moist with
grateful tears.
"Ob. Gnbe." sbe whispered happily.
"1 shan't ever forglt what ye've done
for BiU an' me. It was flue tbe way
ye got rouud dad, an' so smart, I—I
never s'nosed ye hud It lu ye. BUI told
me all about It. an' we won't ever forglt. Ye must come jest us often as ye
can an' eut witb us."
A Kick From the Bachelors.
The sobrnnje of Bulgaria has passed
a law Imposing a tux of about $3 a
year on all unmarried men wbo are
thirty years old or older. At Tlr-
uovo. the ancient capital, it bas been
a custom for ninny years to humiliate
unmarried meu. On the first Monday
iu Lent nil marriageable men wbo bad
not selected life partners In the carnival seasou were beaten on sight with
Inflated pigs' bladders. The bachelors
always dreaded tbe day. while the girls
looked forward to It with pleasure.
Since the tax act bas been passed tbe
bachelors have entere?d a formal protest ugalust the continuance of tbe
practice. They say they will gladly
pay tbe tax, but waut the chastisement
declared unlawful.
Japanese Building.
The Japanese begin building their
bouses at the top. Tbe roof is built
first and elevated on a skeleton frame.
Thus it affords shelter to tbe workmen from storms.
At one time among the Greeks the
wearing of breeches Indicated slavery.
Down and Out.
She called herself a silly goose.
He did not venture to reply.
She moved a little closer then
And called herself a goose again.
Indulging In a soulful sigh.
She called herself a foolish girl
And on his hand let her hand fall.
But still he had no word to say
And was not, when he went away,
Requested to repeat his call.
—Chicago Record-Herald.
A Local Sensation.
"I see you farmers are all buying
"We are," admitted Farmer Whif-
fletree. "and you can believe It or not,
but my hired man bas developed
enough energy to be pinched for speeding."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Small Courtesies That Make Traveling
Less Tiresome.
.Frequent Journeys taken lately convince me, said a woman recently, that
what might he culled "train etiquette"
fa usually disregarded. For lau'ance,
why Is it uecessury to clboto and
crowd to get In nnd out of "a em any j
more than when occupying a sect alone
one should net as though personally
Insulted when the vacant pluce beside
one Is taken?
One understands perfectly, of course,
that each person would prefer to hnve
a whole seat to herself. One never
finds an individual going into a car
and sitting down beside a s'.ranger
when there is a whole seat vacant.
It is far more comfortable lu have
plenty of elbow room, not to mention
the privilege of twisting nnd turning.
Rut luxury of this sort Is so pronounced that It Is u reason for running drawing room cars oi trains,
sometimes even on short Journeys. In
these cars em-b person pays extra, and
not Infrequently at a high rate to have
a seat alone—a more comfortable one,
to be sure, but primarily alone. Wben
there are no drawing room cars or
extra expeuse cannot he afforded it certainly becomes the part of good breeding to make the best of the usual
conch and not act surly because some
one who cannot afford n drawing room
sent sits on the other half of the sent.
Courtesy necessarily betokens a certain griiclnusness of manner If not of
disposition, but It is one nf Ihe arts
of civilization that can be assumed,
though one has It not. When cars of
suburban trains begin to fill and the
late comers arrive it Is exceedingly
unnecessary to glower at one who sits
beside a former occupant. The very
slightest effort will he elough to keep
one well mannered under the circumstances.
It has been particularly noticeable to
me that the simple little act of courtesy. "Is this sent being reserved?"
which Is asked nf thp person already
occupying tho bench. Is rarely omitted. Roth men-And women employ it,
ns n rule, and It Is the tlrst step toward train Politeness, The next Is to
meet It In kind by replying graciously
and politely that It Is not or that It
Is when tbe latter Is the case. And
there should be no resentfulness In
the manner.
Cnless a car is well filled there is no
reason why parcels should not be pnt
on a seat, but wben train space begins
to be taxed It Is a selfish person who
leaves bags or bundles where persons
should sit. .lust as soon ns the car
lieglns to till parcels should either be
put on the floor or In the racks and
done, too. ns tlnein.'h the act were a
willing one. not grudgingly.
Mrs. Sofln I.oeblnger nnd Miss Helen
Murphy of Brooklyn are to edit the
new suffrage monthly, nnd they propose to hnve It on sale at all newsstands. ^
At the recent convocation of th<>
state church In Finland It wns decided
by n large majority to recommend that
full suffrage tn church affairs should
be given to women and tbnt they
should be eligible for all church offices.
The suffrage store kept open for one
week lu Ronton Is said to have proved
a great success. More than n thou-
Hand new signatures were added to tbe
national suffrage petition and a large
quantity of literature, candy and cake
Mrs. Blanche II Mason has been appointed assistant state factory Inspector for the state of Washington with a
salary of $1,200 a year. She was formerly a factory Inspector In Mlcbignn
nnd has been district superintendent
of the Washington Children's Home
society since she removed to tlie Pacific coast. Sbe Is n widow with one
Miss Mary Evans, A. M„ Lit. D.. a
graduate of Mount Holyoke. has resigned as president nf Lake Erie college, Palnesville, O.. after a Bervlce of
forty years. She will be succeeded by
Miss Vivian Blanche Small, associate
professor In the I.atln department of
Mount Holyoke. Miss Small was
graduated from Mount Holyoke in
I81HS and received the master's degree
from the Ohlverslty of Chicago ln
10115. Fur iieveral years sbe has been
assistant secretary of the National
Alumnae association antl for two years
head of Mend hall, one of the dormitories nt Mount Holyoke.
Indian Gi*-I to Write American Play.
Emma Itiilnel. a full blooded Indian,
hus Ih-couip possessed of the ambition
to write "tire great American play."
Sbe is a graduate of Carlisle and livc«
In Seattle. She Intends to give all her,
time In the imxt two years to work oo
a play which she believes will be
"American lu the biggest sense." Miss
Raluel thnikn the "great American
play" should bitve Indians nnd white
settlers ns principals, uud she will
swing the action around a mixed group
of this kind. She has selected Seattle
as her home because she thinks that
In the far weal only Is to be found
the spirit which animated the pioneers
wbo pushed the country's frontier to
the Pacific. She has arranged ••', visit.
Indian villages in Ihe west of this
country und also iu Canada, ln search
of materiul or "atmosphere" Miss
Raluel was graduated from Carlisle
with high honors.
Placing tha Order.
"Wo'.'s youruV" asked the waiter ol
a quick lunch patron.
"I'ougbnuts and black coffee," was
the rvply.
Aid the waiter sent In the order to
the cook by wireless. "Oue lo the dark
au' two rubber tir<*s."
J.  W. Geddes at 51   Is Well Up With
the Lads.
A record perhaps unequalled in;
this country was mude a few days
ago when J. W. Geddes of Toronto,
despite his fifty-one winters, ran in
the Ward Marathon at Toronto, fin-
lsbed witlvn*—-tile limit and had
enough time tc spare to help a lad
who was suffering from the efoct i of
the long run.
Mr. Geddes has a long list of hon-
bra to his credit as the result of an i
active athletic career.    He was only I
beaten  by  a  few  feet for first  place I
in the ten mile walk at Guelph three
Of four  years ago.    He has  been   a |
champion  quoit pitcher, fancy  roller
skater, rifle shot and jumper.
He is best remembered in Canada
«s the owner of the famous "Little
World," an entertainment with which
he traveled some years ago.
Geddes is 61 years of age, and was
the oldest man in the Toronto Marathon race, and for his pluck and endurance, combined with his age, J.J.
Ward presented him with a special
medal for being the oldest in the
race, besides the bronze medal that
is given to every runner that finishes
within the time limit.
When all is taken into consideration, Geddes' time of 2.52 is pretty
fair going. Geddes' time from tlie
exhibition out to the turn and hack
to the Humber was 155. At this
stage of the rac-3 he stopped to get
some nourishment. He was starting
to leave the Humber when some
young boy ir distress from the long
run came along. Geddes started to
nurse the boy along and gave him
some hot tea. He stayed with the
boy till they came to the Ocean
House and at this point the youngster snid he was all right, and would
be able to continue the journey alone.
In doing this kind act Geddes lost
quite a few minutes, and it is the
impression of many that it»the veteran had kept on running he would
have finished somewhere around tho
forties instead of where he did. Geddes was in the best of condition when
he entered the exhibition track to
complete his last lap. His time for
the lap was 3 minutes flut, and that
is stepping some after a grind of
twenty miles. Geddes is not disappointed with his showing. His aim
was to do the route as fast as pos
sible, but do it within the three
hours. In n trial a couple of weeks
before the race the veteran made the
round trip in 2.42, so if he hnd had
nobody to care for in the Ward race
lie would certainly have lived up to
tiis trial time, and at that he was
eight minutes within the time limit,
his time being 2.52.
How R. J. Fleming ot Toronto Heard
All About Himself.
The other morning R. J. Fleming,
manager of the Toronto Railway Co..
was rolling down Avenue Road on
his way to businesi when he observed a solitary woman walking in the
same direction, and looking as if she
might appreciate a lift on the road.
At least thut is what the manager
thought, so he got the chauffeur tc>
slow up, and hailing the woman he
put on his most genial smile aud
asked her if he might carry her some
distance on her way.
Nothing loath, the woman entered
the car. She sat alone on the seat
at the rear capable of holding three,
and enjoyed  herself immensely.
"Let her out a little," whispered
R. J.' to the chauffeur, and the latter
opened up, and shot the car down
the incline at a speed that would have
made a policeman hasten after, had
there been one in the vicinity.
"My, but that's grand; it's the first
time I've ever been in one, and I am
enjoying it. It's a good deal better
than those trolley cars. I tell you
the way Fleming runs that system is
a disgroce.    I  don't   know   how   he |
ever got the job, but I don't believe    member than any other in the colony
he'll hold it long.   Take that Arthur
street business, for instances—" j
"Let her out again," whispered [
le blushes that the
woman's praise was causing to flush
his countenance. So they had another spurt, which took the woman's
breath away, and soon she had reached her destination. She finally took
a good look at the.man in the front
seat, and said:
"Suy, I believe that you are R. J.
Fleming. You look like the. pictures
of him. You are, eh? Well, I've
heard a good many lmrd things about
you, but I won't believe them afiter
this. I'm awfully obliged for that
ride." And they shook hands like
old  friends.
Sir  E.  P.  Morris Has Won by Sheer
Fighting  Ability.
Sit Edward Morris, the new Prime
Minister of Newfoundland, was a
somewhat spectacular figure at tbe
recent Imperial D'-fence Conference
in London, as representing the only
colony that provides any machinery
of naval defence, by her naval reserve. Newfoundland has already
been much in the public eye because
of her fishery dispute with France,
her similar dispute with the United
States, and her recent unique politi
cal situation which was ended by Sir
Ed war J Morris securing control of
the Government.
Fifty years oi age, he has spent half
that time in public life and has been
for sixteen jears a member of successive Ministries. Elected first in 1885
in a period of sectarian animosities,
he and his fellow-Catholics found
themselves in Opposition, with a
Protestant Government. Four yeenrs
later, Premier Whiteway formed a
party with men of all creeds, and
chose Morris as his Catholic lieutenant. They swept the country and for
eight years Morris was a Minister
without portfolio, acting as Attorney-
General during Whiteway's visits to
London in connection with the fishery dispute.) himself having one or
two such missions. When the White-
way party was worsted in 1897 Morris
and Bond held their scats and led the
Opposition until the great Reid contract was introduced by the Winter
Cabinet, when Monis supported it I
and Bond opposed it, Morris ami four
others forming a third party.
In 1900, when the Winter Ministry j
went to pieces   Morris and Bond unit- j
ed  again and  assanvwl office,  Morris
still  declining   a  portfolio   and   not
until   two  years  later  did   he   accept j
the   portfolio  of  Justice,   retaining  it
in  the  general   election  of   1904,  and
until  July,    1907,    when,    differences
arising   anc v—between    himself    and
Bond,  he retired  from the  Ministry.
At the session  in the winter of 1908
lie was chosen to lead the Opposition, |
and   in   th*   election   last   November ■
he   carried    eighteen    seats,    against
eighteen  secured  by  Bond.    The  re  I
suiting   incidents    are    well    known.
Bond sought another dissolution, was
refused it, and resigned office, Morris
formed  a  Ministry,  assumed control,
convened  the  Legislature,  and  when
Bond  blocked  his attempt to elect u
Speaker   advised   a   dissolution,   was
"ranted it and elected 26 men,  Bond
getting only ten.
Morris has nevar lost a colleague
in the threej-membered district of St.
John's West, where he has sat since
his fiist entry into politics, . a (lis-
tinction no other man here can claim.
He is the undisputed leader of the
■Catholics, one-third of the population.
In 1900 and in 1904 they returned 13
Botidltes, but in 1909 Morris secured
ten in spite of the Catholic archbis-
hoKand many of his clergy strongly
supporting Bond. One of tho remarkable features of .the election was that
the Citholic clergy supported Bond,
while the Orangemen supported Mor- :
Sir Edward Morris is one of the
echils of men who by sheer merit go
to '.he front in the colonies and in
the United States. Self-made, the
architect of his own fortunes, he
tau.rht S'jhool at firBt, took a course
at Ottawa University, and then enter- I
M i.he legal profession, where he soon
became Newfoundland's ablest criminal   lawyer.
From the very outset his energy
and lictivity marked him for a man
of nnejsunl powers. In his first election he stood ns an Independent,
■contesting the constituency against a
trio enjoying the advantages of clerical endorsution, but won a signu!
"ictory leading the poll hundreds of
votes ahead oi the second man. 1;
\is Legislative career he has introduced many measures in behalf of
the workingmen, and he approaches
more nearly to the idea of a Liibonte
Lawyers  In a  Hurry  Resort to (Jueef
Every lawyer that appears either
to argue a case or to make a motion
l"fore any of the High Court judges
in the non-jury court is supposed to
wear his black gown when so doing.
Occasionally a lawyer will arrive in .
court from out of town, or from an-
other court minus his gown, or a case
will come on so suddenly that he
won't have time to get into bis legal
togs. So with many apologies and
asking the sanction of tlie court, one
occasionally takes part in a case- clad
in his business suit. Wallace Nesbitt
did so before Justice Latcllford re- ,
cently. Justice Rideloll has "called" !
lawyers for trying  it.
With the black gown necessarily go
the white shirt front and the white
tie. There is a tale* of a daring barrister being called into court suddenly before e s'iokler of a judge, wbo
fblde.l the black cloth lying on a
typewrit r. over his co.it and appeared to speak to a motion without the
court's noticing the deception. But
while it is hard to appear to wear a
gown whe-n a lawyer actually hasn't
one for the occasion, it is a different
matter with the shirts and ties. Al
though lo ga/.e at them in court one
would say that each lawyer under
his black gown wore a white shirt
and tie, an examination for discovery
would disclose the fact that at least
a third cf them don't. A lawyer
hustled into the rear room of this
court recently, pulled off a red tie,
unbuttoned his collar, took a handkerchief already crumpled in his
pocket, slipped one end of the hand
kerchief over his collar button, buttoned the collar over this substance,
put on his waistcoat and gown, and
behold, there he was clad for the fray.
He looked as if he had a ruffled white
shirt on. In reality he had on a
checked colored shirt, hidden by the
A brother lawyer did precisely tbe
same thing, only it was found that
he also lacked the white bow tie that
goes with the shirt and collar. He
tried vainly to beg a tie. Finally another lawyer took a paper pad and
drew on it the outline of a white bow
tie. cutting it out afterwards with his
knife ,nd passing it to the man
minus   the  tie.
"Just the thing,'' lexclaimed the
other lawyer He put a dab of mucilage on the back of this paper tie,
stuck it on the bogus shirt front and
sailed serenely into court to represent
his client. Three feet away from him
anyone would imagine he wore a
white tie.
Besides pressing handkerchiefs into
service as temporary shirts lawyers
use dickeys, and occasionally large
sheets of white paper for a Hying appearance. Others would scorn to
show up unless immnculately clad.
There is one lawyer who always appears in a "white!" shirt, hut while
it may conform to correct tradition,
it is generally in such a dilapidated
shape that one wonders at the custom that allows such a thing in court.
The shirt alway3 appears to have
been worn from three days to a week,
and (every High Court judge on the
bench  has privately remarked on it.
Great  Canadian Tunnels.
Let   ner    out    again,      wmspereu i     p t    , Montreal   state
E. J. to conceal the blushes that the [ ftat wofk ^ been comple.t(,d on the
Was It Sold?
Dave Higgins, on honest Manitoba
fanner., advertised his cow for sale as
"Owing to ill-health, I will sell at
my residence, in township 23, range
13, according to the Government survey, one raspberry-plush cow, eight
years old.
"She is a good milker and not
afraid of motor-cars or anything
"She has undaunted courage and
gives milk frequently. 7.'o a man who
does not fear death in any form she
would be a great boon. She is very
much attached to her home at present, by means of twenty-foot log
chain, but she will be sold to any
one who will use her right.
"She is oiie-fourth shorthorn and
three-fourths hyene.
"I will also throw in a double-bat-
rclled shotgun, as it goes witii her.
"ln May she generally goes away
for 3. week or two, and returns with
a  tall,  red  calf with  wabbly legs."
The Conjugal Metal.
In Paris they call radium le metal
'conjugal because It was the Joint discovery of husband and wife. It wns
Mme. Curie who first suspected the
qualities of uranium and drew her husband's attention to the subject
Mr. Pickwick's Nightgown.
A writer in the Corubill Magazine
gives It ns his opinion tbnt Mr. Pickwick and bis friends bad uo nightshirts or nightgowns because Dickens
does uot meutiou such garments wben
be describes ulgbtcaps. „,
No (Home Study.
Guctph's Board of Education has decided to cut out home study entirely
in the public schools. The best way to
cut it out is to do it, and there need.
be no feai <*f a resulting revolution
It is like early closing of the stores,
and about the same kind oi argument
is presented in each case. It imposes
some individual cases of lnurdship at
lirst, but in the aggregate the community soon adjusts itseM to the
change.-—Windsor Record.
A  Harvest of  Lives.
Over 47,000  lives  have  been   saved
by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Whirlpools nre really circular currents of water produced by winds or
other currents. They are very seldom
found on n large scale. The two celebrated whirlpools of tbe worid nre the
Maelstrom und Chnryhdls.
Handy With the Sword.
Mile. Meeussin (In tin* time of Lotl!*
XV.i, n beautiful woman and charming vocalist, was so nimble with cither
sword or pistol thnt Parisian gallants
•'fought shy" of her. Three did accept
cbnlleuges. and she "pinked" each of
them fatally. She nftearward killed
ber fencing master.
greatest tunnelling ever attempted in
Canada, namely, the two spiral tun- \
nels on the main line of the Cana- j
dian Pacific between Field and Hec-
tor. Several miles will be added to
the length of the track, together with I
more than a mile of tunnelling and
a couple of bridges, but the "Big
Hill" grade will be so reduced as to
more thin double the tractive power
of the locomotives. While the work
meant the excavation of 650,000 cubic
yards of virgin rock, the employment
of 1,000 men for twenty months, the
boring of about 1.5 miles of tunnels
through mountains 10,000 feet high,
nnd the building of two bridges over
the Kicking Horse River, it is estimated that it will prove a splendid
investment for the Canadian Pacific.
It will reduce this big grade from 4.5
to a maximum of 2.2. This will mean
that the biggest obstacle to the running of trains over the Rocky Mountains has been removed, and that in
the future on this section of the
line two engines will be able to do
much more work than four hnve hitherto been able to do, at one-third less
expense to the company, and with an j
almost complete elimination of the
ever-present risk to life of operat- j
ing trains on a steep grade. The cost
of the improvement was  $1,500,000.
Captain  Bernier.
Canada   has   reason  to  be  proud  of
her    own    Arctic    voyageur,    Captain
Bernier.    So    far  Capt.   Bernier   has
not been crowned  with the good  for-
'.une that carried  Cook  and   Peary te»
the  Pole, nor  is Capt.   Bernier gifted
with   the   imagination    that    enabled i
one or both of tlie American explorers |
to report that  they  had   reached    the j
long-sought   "top end of   the earth."
But Capt.   Bernier is a  modest,  dar- ,
ing,   enduring   navigator    worthy    to
rank   with   the   Franklins   and' otber
heroic  failures of  Arctic  exploration.
And these failures are a more glorious
company  than  such   successes as  the
'Cooks  and   Pearys.    Capt.   Bernier  is
a credit to the French-Canadian race
end an honor to the all-Canadian na- j
tion.—Toronto  Telegram.
Heard  In the  Bath. |
•'That's   the   laziest   rubber   1   ever
saw," criticised Ibe patron in the Turkish lullh parlors.    "Why, he looks as ,
tt' he were asleep "
"Oil. I'll llx that In n few minutes."
njtsurcd ihe proprietor,
"Going lo give him n call?"
"Yes.   I   am   tfnlng   lo   tell   him   to
stretch IUmself."-Mlnneiipolls Journal.
Canada's Far North.
The reports of Cook and Peary,
both of whom claim to have reached
the North Pole, agree in this—that
there is no land at the Pole and none
within many miles of Uie long-sought
spot. It is a region perpetually icebound and beneath the ice are the
waters of the Polar sea. Sucli being
the conditions there it is impossible
to set up the claim of national ownership to the region, for that ownership can only attach to land and to
the surrounding waters three miles
distant. In no manner do the exploits of these Arctic explorers affect
Canada's ownership to the numerous, und in many cases, large islands
which lie north of the mainland and
extend far toward the polar region.
These islands are adjacent to Canada's continental possessions and oi
which they have always been considered as appendages. They were always considered to be part of British North America and British North
America is now the Dominion of
Canada. And, further, these islands
have formally been taken possession
of by Canada and her sovereign right
to Uie same firmly established. Captain Bernier has been in the Far
North extending this work and making explorations which will further
add to our knowledge of the geography of the region.
Lucky Journalists.
A number of Canadian journalists
und former journalists have fallen
heir to a piece of good luck in the
northern Ontario silver field, says
The Editor and Publisher, New York.
It is claimed that in August uf last
year they unearthed three lumps of
native silver weighing 22 pounds, and
they have just received word from
the engineer in charge that u second
discovery has been mude in the shape
of a 22-inch vein very rich in silver.
Tho syndicate owning the property
is comprised of the following gentlemen: Col. E. W. B. Morrison, editor
of Tho Ottawa^ Daily Citizen; Brcn-
ton A. MucnuD, managing editor ol
The Montreal Star; Wm. H. Moore,
proprietor of The Canadian Courier;
John T. P. Knight, editor of The
Journal oi tbe Canadian Bankers' Association; Frunk T. Abeam, of Ottawa, formerly of The Uttawa Citizen; Wm. J. Carrique, of Montreal,
formerly of The Hamilton Herald
and Ottawa Citizen, and Major W.
O   H.   Diedds, of Montreal.
Finer  Man  ol  Two.
Capt. Bernier was as eager to discover the Pole as Peary was, and
tried hard for twenty years to raise
enough money to fit out u polar (.expedition. It was the dream of his
life. But not only has he borne his
disappointments like a man, but
when he learned thnt Cook was On
his way to the Pole he helped the
doctor with provisions, and when he
learned ol the doctor's success lice
sent him hearty congratulations. We
think that, although Peary reached
the Pole and Bernier didn't, our
bluff Canadian sailonnan is the bigger anel finer man of the two. We're
all proud of tbe Cap.—Hamilton
It Is About a Hundred and Sixty
Years Since M. de la Galissoniere
Ordered a Stockade to Be Built
Near Where the City Now Stands
—"Old Fort" Saw Some Fighting
In  the  War  of   1812.
Toronto has happily escaped what,
at one time came near becoming a
possible disgrace. And the thanks,
not only of the city but of the province and, it may be said, of the
entire Dominion, nre due to tbe Ontario Historical Society and those
who have apparently snatched the
historic "Old Fort" as it has generally been termed, from destruction,
and it will remain. A Government
patent relating to the Garrison Common was granted to the City of Toronto recently, and this includes the
area occupied by the site of the old
fort, and the conditions of transfer
necessitate the restoration of the
works, in accordance1 with a plan apparently drawn and elated at Quebec
in the year 1816, and their permanent
maintenance. And this result has
not been accomplished without some
trouble. It has been more than once
said that Toronto never showed
uii'c'i enthusiasm over its old landmarks. It is true that it does not.
so far as the English regime is concerned, possess very much that is
really old to conserve. But it possesses enough to inspire respect und
pr evoke   interest.
Compared with some cities Toronto
may be regarded as u place of some
antiquity, There is, for example, a
halo of age, in a relative sense,
around the spot known for years us
the "Old Fort," nnmed originally
"Fort York." But it is, ufter all,
only one hundred and sixty years
since the French were extending
their trading posts westerly and
playing the part of "pioneers of nations yet to be" and treading the forests where the "human sea" of the
poet's fancy is even now rolling.
And then only, when King George
III. had sat for ten years on the
throne of (ircat Britain, was it that
M, de la Galissoniere, acting for M.
de la Jonquiero, ordered a stockade
to be built in the locality. This was
later greatly extended, and additions
were made to its strength and equipment three years later, in the year
1752. and the position was named Fort
Houille in honor of M. le Conte de
Rouille, the French Colonial Minister
from 17-19 to 1754. But this "position" was not on the same site ns
Fort York now immediately referred
to. It stoo.l a short distance further
west and through the efforts of the
late Rev. Dr. Scudding a cairn was
erected on the spot it occupied.
While alluding to old Fort York, it
may be noticed in passing that Toronto, later on nnmed York, and then
renamed Toronto, would not have
been selected as the capital had the
wished of Simcoe been complied with.
He had decided thnt the locality
where London now stands would huve
been the best situation as opening up
a communication by way of the Grand
River and other channels between
Lakes  Huron  and  Ontario.
The archives indicate the correspondence which shows that Lord
Dorchester decided that Toronto was
fie best site for the capital, and this
particular spot where the fort stands
was noted as a special place, owing
to the "strength of its |x>sition and
the security it could offer to the naval
force of the province." And the most
unlearned in the matter of fortifications can see that, as u site for a
work commanding the entrance to
the harbor, ae such strongholds hnd
to be constructed and situated at that
period, the position is a commanding
one. But it was practically never
more tlinn an earth-work and stockade, and up to a few years ago it was,
with its old guns, some eight or nine
in number, and its venerable and
decayed stockade, II picturesque and
interesting spectacle, verj* suggestive
of the past at an interesting crisis of
the   country's   history.
The old fort witnessed some stirring
scenes during the last war with the
United States. It then lay some distance from what was no more than
the village of York with its few
hundred inhabitants. It was, on the
approach of danger, hastily armed
with some 24-pounders, not in the
best of condition, atnl some naval
guns from tbe gun-brig "Duke of
Gloucester," afterwards burned during the operations. But in spite of
individual bravery and the presence
of some veteran soMicrs these operations were not crowned with success
for the British nt the moment. At
the outset of thee engagement which
followed the American invasion and
attack on the company of the Newfoundland regiment and live hundred
regulars anil Canadian militia, the
magazine in the western battery ex-
ploded and killeel a number of men
und "crippled the battery." Captain
McNcnl of'he 8th Regiment was killed. This was followed by a second
explosion later, when the main magazine exploded, killing the American
General Pike and also killing and
wounding 250 of bis followers, A
rather Ignominious capitulation followed
The American triumph was. however, brief as in two or three days
after the invasion, on the 1st of May,
1813, the enemy evacuated the place
und sailed away from the scene of
their barren triumph,
By Way of a Change.
If this matter cif the naval program
of Canada has produced !><>)<j independence cif thought and speech by
the party leaders and their lieutenants, Canada has much to thank the
naval program for. We hope sincerely that there will be some good, honest independence of attitude by both
Grit and Tory, regardless ot party
lines, when the* subject comes up for
discussion in tin* Parliament. The*
country is sick of the sheep-like obedience of the party representatives in
the House, unci would like to see an
independent mix-up, by way of a
thunge and a tonic— Brockvil! i Times.
The*  Roaecn.
fSI,P _ only thlok, 1'iau flubmeler
threw n llatireen ,it her husband's bead
because he necl.li nially sat down on
her new hat! i couldn't do a thing
like that!
He-No, you loer tne too much, don't
She-Yes. nnd. I^sldes. I haven't any
nc^v hut: - Meggi i dorfn; Blatter.
Minced dates make an agreeable
sandwich tilling. Sometimes minced
raisins nnd figs are added to them.
To make olive sandwiches, chop
fine one-half pint bottle of olives and
mix with a generous quantity of
mayonnaise. Spread generously on
thin slices of fresh bread.
Sardine sandwiches-.arc made by
rubbing tbe contents of one box of
sardines to paste and mixing with two
hard boiled eggs chopped tine. Spread
evenly on triangles of bread.
Brief Names.
The shortest geographical name on
record Is "U." nn Island east of Quel-
part Island, on the southern coast of
Korea. Mn. an Island In Korea bay;
II. an Island on the western const of
Keeren; Uo. nn Island ln the Inland sen.
Japan, nnd Po, a river ln Italy, are
close seconds for brevity.
Wood Consumption.
While the forests of the United
States nre Increasing nt the rate of cubic feet a year, tbe
country Is using 23.000,000.000 cubic
feet of wood each twelve mouths. THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
One Year One Hollar io Advance
Single Copies Five Cents Each
I'nlili-hed every Thursday marningal Hnsiuer,
British Columbia.
Member of British Columbia Legislature
Gives a Description of tbe Judges
No personal declaration in
recent years in a legislature
litis caused such a sensation as
Mr. MacGowan's attack on Jus-
I tice Clement on the floor of the
i House at Victoria. MacGowan
| did   not   mention   Judge   Cle-
Time Tables.
Arrive Hosmer
No. 218 West 9.44 j ment's name during the  main
No. 214 East 18. 15 j parj ()f l,'s  speech,  but  clearly
So. 230 Local East 8.27   'ndi(.ate(1 no|le other und nam.
No. 2.H5 Local West 19.10;     . . .      . .     ' ,,
No. 7 West Flyer 10. 221 ed hlm ln «'ompa™on  to  other
No. 8 East Flyer 20.30 j judges.   The   latter  are,   it is
Change took effect Sunday Oct. 31    j said on good authority, deliber-
G N TIME TABLE! i ating whether or not they  will
No, 251 leaves Michel    10;10a, m, \take   any    action.     One    well
Arrives at Hosmer...   10;40 a. in. j known man  of the  bench  de-
No, 252 leaves Kexfoid..     4:15 p. m. ; dared that no judge should  sit
Arrives at Hosmer 7:13 p. m. | ;„ British Columbia until  Mac-
G. B. Shepherd, Agent.
The Death of John Houston
The news of the John Houston's death has caused deep regret.      While   the   former   reports wen* premature, it is quite
Gowan retracts or the matter
is judicially settled. Newspapers on both sides of politics
are calling for investigations,
that both men shall not continue to hold oflice. MacGowan
is a prominent British Colum-
evident that he must have been \ ,„•„ ,„,,„ ,md ha8 {m, seveml
a very sick man when ho ar- years bwn fln independent fol-
lived at Quesnel. There is no I [owei, of premjer McBride. It
doubt in the world that his is understood that the members
death was the result of expo- of government did their best to
sure -it Port George, and to ho.uJ off MacGowan's attack,
some extent the consequence of but he £elt vely stronglv about
j it, and insisted on placing  him-
.ludge Clement
has not yet been heard from re-
his eccentricities  of character
He  lived   in
i shack covered ! se]f on record.
with canvas, and very few men,'
even in the prime of life with a
robust health, would have
withstood a winter during
which the thermometer went
dowu to 50 below. He could
have taken advantage of comfortable quarters with the Hudson's Bay company, but his j
independence of spirit would
not   permit   of   him   enjoying
garding the matter.
In delivering his scathing
attack on an unnamed member
of the supreme court bench,
Mr. MacGowan said: "A man
who is appointed public administrator in a new country, appointed to protect those who
cannot protect themselves; a
man   who   whould   belie   that
comforts   under   such   circum-1 trugt •„ cl.iminal hideed" Better
stances. As stated by himself
in writing his last editorial, he
was sitting at the time with
his feet on the stove, with his
back to a driving cold, ill. Then
the drive from Fort George to
Blackwater and on to Quesnel,
in his condition, occupying at
least four days, was sufficient
to test the vitality of most men.
From accounts received at Victoria his death was the result
of a general breakdown. His
intention was to come to the
coast, so that he practically
died on the trail he had so often
struck during life in his various
peregrinations. The truth is,
at his nge he could no longer
resist the hardships, which a
few years before he was able
to withstand. His ending is
one of the saddest chapters in
tbe history of journalism in
this province. He was plucky
to the last, but his great | Columbia
strength of will was not sufficient to enable him to bear up
a physique which had been
that he should decorate the
penitentiary, better that he be
decorated with a shaved head
than a wig. That is coming to
him and that is what he should
get." MacGowan went on to
say that beachcomber and
ghoul were noblemen beside a
man who, clothed in the King's
authority, would rob the dead.
He refered to the disappearance of a dead miner's gold
dust in the Youkon. A widow
appeared and laid a charge and
and the man was sent up for
trial. The trial was delayed
and the man left the country
and was later promoted to the
bench, finally arriving on the
supreme court bench.
MacGowan has declared that
the highest legal authority in
the province has put the fol-
owing estimation on the supreme court bench of British
"Two lunatics, one
fool, and one scoundrel and a
fugitive from justice."
An $8,000,000 Electrical Concern from
Berlin is Looking for a Location
The Bergamann Electrical
Works Berlin, Germany, a concern with a capitalization of
$8,000,000 and six thousand
workmen have decided to build
a factory in Canada for their
Canadian trade. They ask for
information about prices of
labor, shipping faculties and
railway accommodation. This
company would need for a beginning a plant of 40,000 square
feet, having its own water
power of about three to five
hundred horse power, and a gas
supply of 10,000 cubic feet per
As a most profitable department of the German factory is
the manufacture of Tungsten
lamps, a new invention, in
which the carbon filament formerly used is replaced by metal,
the intentions of the German
concern are to erect for the
beginning, a Tungsten lamp
factory in Canada.
The demand for Tungsten
lamps has increased enormously as these lamps not only give
a better light at much less cost
of current, but also last longer.
The German tactory has been
so successful with the sale of
these lamps in the United
States for the last two years,
that it hardly could supply the
demand there.
Canada, in which at present
there are no factories, which
manufacture Tungsten lamps
entirely, furnishes with its
rapid development and growth
of population, an excellent field
for successfully duplicating the
success, which the German company has already demonstrated
The Rush to Canada
The bookings to Canada are
so large in London that it is
practically impossible to get
passage    for    the   next   three
The Dollar
Just a  dollar on   a   mission
sent makes a lot of people glad | montlis.  The White Star, Dom-
each time the coin is spent.
You pay it to the butcher for
the meat to give you strength;
he takes it to the grocer from
whom it goes at length  some
inion and Allan lines are putting on extra steamers.
B. C. Judges Disfranchised
By the provisions of the Provincial Elections Act put
through the Legislature last
week all the judges of the appellate, supreme and country
courts are disfrachised. No
judge shall be entitled to be
registered as a voter till six
months have elasped from the
date of his resignation from
the bench. Explaning the provisions of the measure, attorney-general Bowser declaired it
was drafted expressly to prevent a recurrence of the scandal of last but one provincial
election when for two weeks
before resigning from the bench
one of the judges was negotiating with a political organization respection his candidature
for Vancouver city.
Are you frequently hoarse?
Do you have that annoying
tickling in your throat? Does
your cough annoy you at night,
and do you raise mucus fin the
morning? Do you want relief?
If so, take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.   Sold by all druggists.
Financial Statement of the Hosmer Football Club
pretty bit of cloth  or lace his Balance in Bank from 1908  $ 50.80
bettor half to  buy,  or help  to W. II. Aldridge       50.00
get her summer hat to make Labor Day Prize       75.00
her rival sigh.   The dry goods Subscriptions by Hosmer merchants, citizens and gate
man sent on the coin to pay
the market bill, and though the
money     175.00
Total -
$ 340.80
J. Sharp, league entrance    	
J. Crookes, knickers	
H. F. McLean, goods.,~.	
P. O. box rent	
II. F. McLean, goods       12.00
Fares for team to Bellvue       30.50
coin is often spent it stays a'
dollar still, and every time 'tis
spent at home some act of good
is done; in booming local industries it's bound to make them
run.    But if you take the shin-
ing coin  and  break   the   local Hmmw j,^ primyn    ,        3.50
chain,   the    chances   are   that a. Mills & Son, on account of boots...:      25.00
from   afar    'twill    not   return JI. K. McLean, goods         7.85
again.    If once it passes out of Fares for team to Frank , '.■*.       29.00
town  the   butcher and  baker, Bllis,.Reii0T,3C,imie.' \       ?™£
,, i  ..1      i j  ! A. Mills & Son, shirts       15.15
the grocer and   the  dry goods  U(maer Livery & Tranfer Qq   tmm ^ ^^       1000
man,  the  furniture  man and Caulfleld, referee expenses  4.00
carpenter, the wagon man  and ! Fares for team to Coleman  24.00
blaoksmil h, the shoe man  and A. Mills & Son  1.00
the printer, every one will  lose *£r?f f°r team to Michel  10.80
,,       ,                  .       ,   .,         .   , W. Barclay, referee expenses  8.00
the chance to touch  the com j Queeh.g ^l, meIl,g f£r Michel teum  7Qn
ere the setting of the sun.  Just: A.. Mills & Son, balance on boots       15.00
keep  the  little coin at  home, i A. B. Campbell         1.55
just keep il moving well, anil  Hosmer Hotel, meals for Frank and Coleman teams ....      13.00
every time   it  changes  hands ftaVDf}] m,!(1 Mil1,"' Fernie Payers Labor Day..
,    , , , ...      ,.   Mending footballs	
somebody s    goods     twill   sell.   |)l|<; som,Uu.y „„ (mn. dnlft at Bank	
That   single   little   dollar   bas Expenses to Frank for cup tie game	
thus  a   wonderous   power   to Referee in Fernie and Michel game at Hosmer
make somebody happy a  dozen [ G. II. Marlatt, cloth	
times an hour.' It pays the bill: New footl)'111 ■	
and wards off ill and ne'er
During the next week
or two, our present stock
of Watson - Foster jw a 11
paper must move out regardless of cost to make
room for our new spring
Staunton line.
In most cases we will
sell our present Watson-
Foster stock at less than
the actual cost of production. It will pay you to
anticipate your wall paper
$1 does the work of $2
Here is an example:
500 Single Rolls
Nice Patterns, while it lasts
Get in and save money
Near C. P. R. Depot     Hosmer, B. C.
He Never
Had Your
In this man's day there was
little chance for the chap who
started out in life as a workman with no special training.
He was foredoomed to work
for small wages until finally
disqualified by old age. With
YOU it is different. If you are
not getting ahead as fast as you
should in your chosen occupation, the I. C. S. will help you.
A record of over lti years of
remarkable success in training
thousands of ambitious wage
1 earners for better positions and
increased earnings enables us
to state positively that we can
help you, no matter how scant
your time, money, or education
may be. Don't neglect any
possible chances for advancement. Send this coupon NOW.
Ben 799. SCRANTON. PA.
Or their local Representative
P.   O. BOX 93
FERNIE,   -  B.C.
Visits Hosmer Every Month
power   relaxes,
doctor,  buy the eoal and pay
for clothes and taxes.
.,    Delegates expenses to two league meetings      10.00
i Twelve pairs of shin guards         0.00
to  soothe the : Trainer's expenses, bandages, etc        4.20
In advertising always say
what you believe, if you wish
people to believe what you say.
Total receipts
Total expenditure
$ 340.05
.li 340.80
$ 340.05
Trade Marks
cof'yriqhts ac.
.Anyone lending a nkotch and deinrlptlon roar
quicker ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention le probably patentable.   Communion.
Mono cetrlctly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent!
■  irlni
, ,     , ,f opinion /re
Invention le probably patentable.
 J-itial. HANDBO
(Cf for ec—
   -_,juah tin
tpectal notice, without ohnrge,
■ont free. Oldest asencf for aecurlng; patents.
PftCeots taken through Munn A Co. recelre
Scientific American.
A hamlaomely lllaitTmted weakly. Largert circulation of jiiiy icleudflc journal. Terms for
CMiada, |8.76 a y<ear. pottage prepaid. Bold by
all netTeidealeri.
MUNN *d«»---* New York
Branch onice, 636 V BU Wublncton, D. C.
*   Barrister
mnd Notary Public
0. F. Lawe Alex I. Fishek. B. A,
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry and Watches
Dress Swell You Might as well
C. M. HEDLEY, Prop.
Fresh Milk and Cream delivered to all parts of the town.
Memboi-H of
Alberta Association of Architects
Bath Rooms
Up-to-date.    You
are all welcome at
Pete's Barber Shop
Front St., Hosmer
General Blacksmith
and   Horseshoer
All Kinds of Carriage and
Wagon Repairing done on
Short Notice.
Kootenay Restaurant
M. D. HONG, Paor.
Short Orders" a Specialty
Board at reasonable rates
A trial solicited
Fancy Goods
Children's Wear
Dry Goods
Dressmaking In Connection
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.
Mrs. Louisa Pitblado
A Ladies' and
Children's Emporium
and will carry a full line of
Ladies' and
Childrens' Underwear,
Waists and Fancy
Goods of Every
Royal Hotel Block
-THE —
East Kootenay
Telephone Co.
Longdistance wire
is now ready for
use  by the public
Office: Royal Hotel
Hosmer Hospital
Accommodation for
Maternity Cases
For rates, etc.
apply to
Gent's Furnishings
General Merchandise
Smoked and Cured Meats
Opera House Block
HOSMER     -     •      B.C.
* *************
# Men's Spring   *
* *
* They are bound to please
* you.     We guarantee you „
* comfortable and   stylish #
* foot service. ^
•HOO, $4.50 and $5.00
Aiello & Bossio«
|Main St., Hosmer *
'    .       , . .       *
gl^Fine shoe repairing  ^
'. done here. „
************    *
= Elk Valley Development Go.
A number of
very desirable
Lots for Sale
Townsite Agents Fernie, B. C.
The Hosmer Mines, Ltd.
Hosmer Steam Coal
and Coke
Lewis Stockett,
General Manager
D. G. Wilson,
Meat Market
{ Best line of Steaks,
Chops, Roasts, Sausage,
Bacon, Butter, Eggs,
Lard,   Etc.  in   Hosmer.
? Come in and see the new
J    Front St., near Queen's Hotel
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Bough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Windows,
Mouldings, Etc.
CHAS. H. BOMFORD, Manager Hosmer Yards
Elk Valley Beer
Beverage of Quality
Manufactured from Canadian Malt, Bohemian
Hops and the famous Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
ram Lewis, Aged Sixteen, the Diminutive Hero of th. Newport Docks
Disaster Last July, Will Be Given
an Education In Engineering For
His Bravery—Went Down Into a
Trench to Rescue Imprisoned Men.
His Majesty the  King has decided
to award the Albert Medal of the second class to Tom Lewis, aged 16, of
Newport, Eng., in recognition of hi?
I gallantry during the recent dock dis-
e aster.    Intimation of the King's gracious act was conveyed to Mr. John
Iacnulay,  general    manager   of  thp
exandra Docks, Newport, from Mr.
\?wis  Heislam,    M.P.   for  the   Mon*
mouth boroughs.   Lewis, late on the
night of July 2 last, when 38 men lost
their lives in the Newport Docks extension trench disaster, performed an
act of striking heroism.   The rescuer?
had b-'cn busy for some time trying to
reach one of the entombed men whose
legs and hands were pinned beneatli
I the heavy debrjs. They met with n
Igood deal of difficulty owing to the ob
■stacles on all 'sides of the trench
j and the entombed man was in de-
[ tpair. Lewis tapped a burly laborer
[on the arm, and'said, "I will go down
land try ray Bfcst." As only a lad
kwith his slim body could pass through
[the cavity above the entombed man.
the rescuers consented, and Tom Lew-
uis, with rone around him, and chisel
pand saw in hand, was lowered into
what was then termed the "jaws of
i death." For over an hour he worked
his way down, heedless of the cracking timbers. Eventually he got close
enough to the entombed man to feed
bim with stimulants. He then set to
work to saw away the timbers which
had pinned down the unfortunate fellow'. During his excavation labors
Lewis was obliged to work in a painful position head downwards, and nt
times he was sawing the timber while
his head was resting on a corpse and
his legs were entwined over some fallen timbers. Hearing further cracking of timbers, and fearing that the
lad would lose his life, those on top
called him up-. "You are not going
to leave me," Baid the entombed man.
"Only just for a short time," said the
lad. "I will come down again." The
boy was wound to the top, and after
describing the position below to the
rescuers, the latter were able to save
the entombed man's life. Lewis, after coming to the surface, collapsed
from fatigue. Mr. Lewis Haslam,
M.P., drew the attention of the authorities to the lad's conduct with a
view to his action receiving recognition, and the Home Secretary made
careful inquiries into the matter, with
the result that the lad is to receive
the King's medal for heroic conduct.
When the lad received the news of the
King's -decision he was dumb with
surprise. "I really don't know what
to wear or what to do when the King
gives ]e the medal," the boy continued. "I have been told that 1
must not turn my back on the King,
and I shall practice that. I don't
like to wear a bowler hat, but 1
would not mind wearing a straw. 1
must wear a collar, and I think 1
shall wear a green tie, for old Ireland, because my mother was Irish,
i I am only 16 years of age, and Ave
fset high, so I don't know how 1
r-nall figure before the King." A subscription list was opened at Newport
with a view of giving the lad a start
in some suitable profession. It is
understood that he is ambitious to
become an engineer.
Buckingham  Palace.
i Buckingham Palace stands on the
site of pleasure grounds known in the
dayB of Evelyn and Pepys and frequently mentioned in their diaries as
the Mulberry gardens. The property
was eventually bought by the Duke
of Buckingham, who erected the first
house, which, however, was not large
or handsome, notwithstanding that it
was even < then called Buckingham
Palace. George III. purchased it from
the Dowager Duchess of Buckingham
as a residence for Queen Charlotte,
who palace, Somerset House, in the
Strand, was required for public purposes. After much haggling with his.
Majesty's -agent the duchess parted
with it for $300,000. It was not g^eut-.
ly altered* till 1824, when it was er\-
'urged and almost rebuilt after de-
. Jfgns by Joseph Nash for the London
Residence of the royal family.—Lor):
■Jon Que^cu.
!,      . The Other Wall.
On one' occasion a distinguished
comedienne who was producing one
of Bir'.Arthur Pinero's plays got rather irate.    ;
"What is this scene supposed to
,be?" shouted the angry lady. "If It is
a room, veyhere on earth is the fireplace?"    *
| "My defr Mrs. Blank," replied the
equable dfrnmntists, "every room has
four walls, and this"—pointing to the
footlights^-"is the wall where the Are,
iplaee occurs." ?j
His Method.
With candled truths and some few Ilea
My rival praised me to the skies.
I swelled. I soared-but, ah. the brute
Old not 'provide a parachute!
—Cleveland Leader.
'Fair flay.
Wtfe-*-l'll Alk to you In the morning
Jobn-Ooo' in siKirtsman. Then I'll
be able to talk too.-Tatler.
Rapid Change.
He started out to paint the town
,A brilliant crimson hue;
But. strange to say, to him next day
The same old town looked blue.
Eastern  Provinces Are Long on Oldest Inhabitants anil Greybeards.
The finest product of the Maritime
Provinces   is   not  their  superior  po-'
tatoes,   or   the   Malpeque   oyster,    oi
their brainy  politicians.    l{ is green
old age.    Travelers from Canada—the
old people of Acadia still apply that j
name only to Ontario and Quebec—
wonder if they ever die down by the
sea, and certainly no one outside ever
lives long enough to find out.    Every ;
now and then Sir Charles Tupper is
pointed to ns a marvelous example of;
active old oge.    He is 88. and every
year he crosses the Atlantic and the
continent, submits to interviews, and !
writes for the magazines.   But the old
Cumberland   war-horse is just ordin- j
ary for  a  Nova  Scotian.    He is  not
really very old, and he is not active, j
It is rather a shame for him to have
retired.    Now there  is Pilot  Lahey—
86 last September,  and bringing the
C.   P.   R.   Empress  steamers  into  St.
John  Harbor  all  winter,  just as he
did the clipper ships of 60 years ago.
"How old are you. Lahey?" asked
an old Glasgow captain, as the old
pilot brought his vessel up the narrow channel past McAvity's dredge
one evening last autumn.
"I'm sixty," was the rruff reply.
"Well, you don't look it," rejoined
the Scotchman.
My Christmas pudding last year,
writes a correspondent, was made by
a New Brunswick woman of 85, who
thinks her daughters too inexperienced for such special cooking, and who
occupies her leisure with books and
needlework, announcing that she will
not take up bridge until she is an old
woman. I have before me a small
flimsy handkerchief, hem-stitched and
trimmed with English thread lace.
There is nothintr remnrknble nbout its
appearance, but my wife tells me it
was made by another New liruns-
wicker, u lady of 98; that she used
No. 200 thread and took up every hole,
and that she doesn't wear glasses.
Of course, death does overtake some
of them Senator Wark, for instance,
of Fredericton, and Mrs. Blizzard, of
Grand Lnke, were just over 100. nnd
Joseph Wade, of Annapolis Royal,
Was unfortunate enough to catch n
bad cold nt 102. which proved fatal.
On his 100th birthday, his family unto
the fourth and fifth generation greeted him at breakfast, and one rather
bumptious nephew, a lad of 60, asked
"Dncle Josie, how do you feel upon
commencing your second century?"
"Well, my boy," said the hero of
the occasion, "I think I feel a good
deal stronger than when I began my
first.V ' i
A Toronto Boy's Voice,
Much is being said just now in the
American papers of Wilfred Morrison,
the 13-year-old boy singer of Toronto,
who is to be paid the remarkable sum
of $5*00 a week by a New York concert company for a tour of the United
States from New York to San Francisco and thence to Australia, the trip
to occupy a full. year. That a boy
sinfer should receive such an enormous salnry is a notable event even in
the, theatrical and operatic world,
where? large salaries are not uncommon. In spite of his extreme youth,
Wilfred was engaged to sing at the
Julian Walker testimonial benefit at
Carnegie Hall, in New York, recently,
and he made an excellent showing
among fifty artists -of high rank.
Whether or not the boy's voice will
retain its sweetness and power for
mjhy years to come is a matter of
conjecture, but experience has shown
that such rare soprano voices as that
possessed by "Canadn's greatest boy
soprano' do not usually endure long
beyond the lad's present age.
Wilfrid, who is well known in Toronto, of course, has the type of face
possessed by most boy singers/ It is
younger than that of the average boy
of his age, his mouth being particularly childish. His eyes have not a
! ittle of spirituality in them.
8 New Tree Pest.
'A new tree pest, which attacks
sftruce timber, has been discovered on
the Gatineau, says Senator W C. Ed
wards in a letter ' to Hon. Frank
Cochrane, Minister of Lands, Forests
and Mines, for Ontario.
The Dominion Government entomologist has made an inspection, and in
his report he stntes, in terms incomprehensible to the lay mind, that it
is u lepidopterous caterpillar and the
scientific name is tortrix fumiferana.
The practical lumberman will recognize the disturber as the spruce hud-
worm, which hns wrought o great deal
(if damage to the spruce forests in the
State of Maine. So far little harm
hns been done, but the departnvit
bas advised all rangers to keep tl ir
eyes open-and see if any timber has
heen affected.
Realistic Photo Experiment.
, One of the "flying men," whose do-
*ngs are much "in the air" at present is Professor Alexander Graham
Hell, whoBe motor-driven kite is now
lieing experimented with at Cap'e
Breton. Recently he was approached
by an interviewer, who wanted information about a report of the invented) of a gyroscopic monoplane that
balanced in the air automatically.
"That was a false alarm," said the
professor. '.'Science, is fuli of false
alarms 'Youjtnpw, wheu photography
was first invented, befoi-e the-days of,
the drop shutter, a French expert
menter was reported to have caUght
n bullet |>i its flisht. Science, however, was not much advanced. The?
experimenter had caught it in his
leg."  "••■--
New Fre'ght Charges,.
Tin Carjadian North Atlantic Weit-
floiihd.e'Freight. Gortference has issued
a new'circfilar fixing chierges for land-
eig, sorting, and piling goods on the
•wharves at Montreal, , on goads
terodghV by -steamers sailing from
trarij-A'tlaiitie-iHirts. The charges on
ordinary mercnafiise are from 6d to
Is. 6d. a ton, with special rates for
extra heavy goods. 1 lie work hus heen
heretofore done by the servants of the
100,000,000 Passengers.
The  Toronto  Railway's  annual  report is expected to show that the company carried no fewer than 1(30,000,000
passengers during the twelve mouths.
In Society.
First Newpocter-Was it an Informal dinner?
Second Newpnrter-Very. Tbe flowers only cost K.'.noo.-New York Life.
I* Treated by Nurse ana Told to Come
Next Morning.
Has a dog reasoning power? There
are many who are prepared to cite in:
stances of extraordinary sagacity that
appear to support the affirmative
view, and they may add to the number the story of a Croydon animal
that has been an out-patient at the
General Hospital, and has apparently benefited by the treatment he received.
The animal is a brown wire-haired
Irish terrier. It answers to the name
of Joey, and is the property of Mr,
Mullin. of Oakfield road. West Croydon, England.
To a reporter Frederick W. Jones,
who lives in the lodge at the entrance
to the .hospital, gave the following
particulars of the first canine patient
of thnt institution.
"It happened on Monday morning,"
he said, "just as I was having my
breakfast. I heard a dog howling at
the gate, and, as the noise did not
stop, I went out to see what was the
matter. I saw the animal standing
there, holding up its right foreleg and
evidently in pain. I spoke to it, and
after a bit, as it seemed gentle and
friendly, I picked it up and took it into the surgery, which by that time
waB full of waiting patients.
"One of the nurses, when she got a
minute or two to spare, looked at the
dog's foot, and found that there had
been an old wound, nnd that a sore
had formed on the foot. By and by
she dressed it, and I turned him out
again. As I did so I said in fun:
'There you are, dopei"; nine o'clock
to-morrow morning.' I had forgotten
nil about it by the next day, but when
I came out of my lodge there was
the dog waiting, and I took him in
and dressed his foot again. I think
he came once or twice afterward; in
fact, he was there this morning, but
I did not bring him in."
The dog's master and mistress were
out when a reporter called, but a
young woman who knows Master
Joey very well states that, so far aa
she knew, the animnl had never been
taken to the hoRpitnl for any purpose,
and none of the family had ever had
to seek treatment there.
Lord Chesterfield Must Part With
Famous Holme Lacy.
Historically and in its natural
beauties Holme Lacy, which lies in
the beautiful Wye Valley, between
Hereford and Ross, is one of the most
charming and interesting links with
the past in the County of Herefordshire. And one would think that it
is not without many regrets that the
Earl of Chesterfield has found himself obliged to give instructions for it
to be sold. Apparently the estate gets
its name fiom  the  fact that in the
Ode to the Candy Kid.
Marsh ma I lows often haunt my dreams,
And fudge Is fine end dandy,
I dearly love my chocolate creams,
But, oh, you peanut candyl
;      -Judge,
Not Exactly.
"He bnsn't much tort, has be?"
"Tarf?   Why,  that  fellow  wouldo't
pay a compliment without demanding
• reeeioi."-riillidelDbla Press.
earlier years that followed upon the
Norman invasion it was the j
"Hamme," or Home, of Walter de|
Lacy, who wns one of the Conqueror's
most able officers. The Lacys were I
followed in ownership by the Scuda-I
mores, in whose possesion the estate;
remained for 600 years In it Charted
II. was sheltered nnd entertained,
an act of hospitality for which]
the Government made the Scudamoresl
pay very dearly later on. The house
is in the heart of the fine deer
forest, entrance to the grounds being
obtained through the beautiful iron
gates a little way out of the village ol
the same name, and within a short
distance of the old church which has
so many stately monuments, and so
great a wealth of fine brasses and
stained •(glass. The mansion is built
in the form of a letter "H," the principal rooms being all decorated with
Grinling Gibbons' work and some ol
the finest moulding in the country.
A Strange Influence.
"The most famous horse whisper,"
said a psychologist, "was Con of
Cork. Con would retire alone with
some vicious, man-killing brute and
from the moment of his reappearance
the nag would be as mild as milk.
They said he whispered to it.
"Con's best authenticated case was
Rainbow, a horse belonging to a Col.
Westvance. Rainbow had kicked a
groom to death, bitten a soldier's
thumb off and rolled on a lady. Tbey
wanted to tie Rainbow's head in a
blanket before Con entered the stall,
but the whisperer shook his head and
smiled. Sending everybody away, he
entered. He remained in the stall
half an hour. Then he whistled anq
the grooms and the colonel came tq
him. Con sat on the stable floor and
that holy terror of a horse lay on itej
hack beside him, playful as a kitten,,
Mankind thought in those days tb«t
horsy whispering was magic' We
l^now better now. We know it w(M»
hypnotism, hypnotism exercised on
animals, a lost art that offers the
psychologist • fruitful field of I*
"-Wlfsly Pride,
.There is no telling what quaint
turns wifely pride and devotion may
take. Sir Melville Beachcroft, while
waiting in a tenement house for the
oocupant of the first floor to admit
him, ohanced to overhear two women
conversing on the stairs,
One remarked that her husband always wore a clean shirt every Sunday morning.
"Well, now," responded the other,
"I never cares about Sundays, but I
allays do see that 'e 'as a clean shirt
Saturday afternoons, 'cos that's the
time "a is generally drinking and
when 'e does take 'is coat off to fight
I do like to know 'e looks nice ant)
dean." __—„
Lotion For Wrinkles,
A simple lotion for wrinkles Is composed of tannin, one ounce; rosewnter, I
five ounces; glycerin, two ounces.   Ap- |
ply With n earners hair brush.   When ;
used frequently wrinkles are likely to
disappear,   unless   too deeply   seated,
und tbe appearance of new ones delayed.
The Musical Servant.
Thp following advertisement appeared recently In n Vienna journal: "A
young girl seeks situation as general
servant In small family owning plana
Oestrus to practice two hours dally."
Jules     Gautier    Performs   Four-Mile (
Swim Manacled and Tied to Boat— .
Another  Manacled  Diver — Some
Records on the Thames—Holbein I
Go:s   Fifty   Miles   In   Less   Than j
Ft je-tetn  Hours.
Th-* aquatic feat performed by Jules
Gautier the other day  is one of the |
fciosi   remurkable   on   record.     With
iianis   and   feet   manacled,   and   his
movements hampered by a rope being
attached round his waist to a waterman's skiff, he swam over the 'Vars- ,
ity   boutrace  course   from   Putney   to
Mortlake, a distance of just over four
miles, in an hour and a half.   He finished quite fresh, and clambered into i
a boat without assistance ut the end
of the swim. ,\
It  is  not  the  first time,   however, |
that   Gautier  hus  swum   a   long  dis-
tare.! with hands and feet.tied.   Five '
years ago he swam from Putney Pier j
to Tower  Bridge,  a distance of nine
miles,  in  just over  two hours,   with j
wrists and hands manacled together, J
and   has dived  from  London  Bridge
at low water similarly handicupped.
Particularly dnring, however, was
the feat of n certain music-hall artiste
who, in October lust, jumped from
Westminster Bridge into the river
while manacled with an iron band
round his neck, linked with an iron
chain to leg irons, and five handcuffs
stretched across his arms. He could
not swim a stroke, but was quickly
hauled into a boat waiting for him
after he had struck the water.
The Thames has been the scene of
some remarkable swimming feats, one
of the most astonishing being thut of
Mr. Holbein, who in July last swnm
up and down the river b'tween Dept-
ford Cattle Market and Northfleet. for
a distance of a little over fifty miles,
without leaving the water, in thirteen
and three-quarter hours, this being
a world's record for long-distance
swimming. And such is Mr. Holbein's
amazing physique that at tlie end of
this swim he showed no more signs
of exhaustion than an ordinary bather
ut the seaside after a quarter of an
hour's gambolling in the surf. He
dressed in a few minutes, and went
home on a tram to Catford Hill as if
nothing unusual had happened.
Although Mr. Holbein has not yet
been successful in equalling Captain
Webb's performance in regard to the
Channel swim, he has beaten at least
one of the latter's records. For many
years Webb's record time, i.e., 4
hours, D2 minutes, 44 seconds, for the
twenty-mile swim from Blackwall to
Gravesend, stood unbeaten, until Holbein beat it by 9 minutes, 38 seconds.
Amongst other remarkable -vi.rniiing
feats by the latter chnmpion might
bo mentioned his forty-three-mile
Ewim in the Thames from Blnckwall
to Gravesend and buck in just under
twelve and n half hours, and his trial
swim in 1899 in the Solent, when he
covered forty-seven miles in twelve
Mr. Horace Davenport, who from
1874 to 1879 inclusive held the title of
amateur swimming champion, performed a notable "long swim in September, 1884. Starting from the East
Pier? Southsea, Mr. Davenport crossed
to Ryde Pier, and then returned to
Clc.rence Esplanade Pier without resting, the double journey in a choppy
sea occupying 6 hoiirs and 25 minutes.
The swimming performance accomplished last yeur by Mr. George
Shine, a veteran of fifty-five years of
age, is cert.inly worthy of record.
Shine swum from Woolwich to
Gravesend. a distance of eighteen
miles, in five and a half hours. At
the finish he was quite fresh, and got
into the boat with very little assistance. Seven years ago Shine swam
from London Bridge to Woolwich.
The mule sex, however, cannot
claim a monopoly in regard to longdistance swimming feats; for there
are certain ladies with some wonderful performnnces standing to their
credit. Mine, von Icacescu, for instance, who is anxious to swim across
the Channel, holds some really remarkable records. This lady is thirty-
two years of age, of medium height,
and powerful physique, and is prob
ably the finest lady long-distance
swimmer in tlie world. Mme. von
Icacescu's two best swimming records
were made in the Danube, one being
from Stein to Vienna, a distance of
about forty-eight miles, the other from
Vienna to Presbourg and back, a distance of some thirty-six miles.
A unique feat, nnd one which says
much for her powers of physical endurance, was that performed by Miss
Lydie Winterhulter, of Milwaukee,
about two years ago. Miss Win{e*^
halter is quite a young woman, being
but nineteen yeurs of age, and (ian,
boast of having swum about for forty-
one minutes in open, water, holding
an umbrella oyer her' head the whole
time, wiejh u stiff wind blowing. The
feat wus the outcome of a discussion,
which arose between Miss Winterhal-.
ter and several companions, At a swimming school, the instructor declaring
it an impossibility for a woman to,
sustain the difficult position of hold-,
ing un umbrella over her head for hatf
ah hour while swimming. Miss Winterhulter did accomplish, the feai,
however, and surprised everybody by
remaining in the water for eleven
minutes longer. She swnm into deep
water with the umhrolla in her right
band, the conditions being that die
should hold it in the same hand with,
out changing, being allowed to seleot
her own method oi swimming,
■      , „ .
Soon Cured,
As a boy, a lite on the oeean wave
appealed most to Mr. Joseph O'Mara,
the well-known tenor, who. after a
recent adventure with burglars, has
had the misfortune to sprain his
ankle by slipping on a rock. He
reckoned he would be captain of a
Cunarder in a few months when he
shipped as nn apprentice on a vessel
that sailed from Dundee to Calcutta j
but before he had been on board
'twenty-four hour.; he wns tired of tli,
'rolling- deep, and, as soon as he pos
sibly could, returned home to wii
renown as a vocalist.
Population  For the  First Time In  a
Generation Is Increasing.
For tho first time in a generation
at least -ihe records of the Irish registrar general show un increase in the
population of Ireland.
In the middle of the year 1908 the
population of Ireland was 4,371.455,
and the returns show that during the
12 months there was an excess of
births over deaths of 25,143. But the
country lost 23,295 persons by emigration; so on baluncing the population
has increased by 1,853 only. This is
perhaps little to boast of, but it is
something and suggests the hope that
the exodus which, decade after decade, drained the country of its sons
and daughters, and well-nigh exhausted its vitality, has reached the turning point, and that in future the children of Erin will stick by their Motherland, give her the benefit of their
brain und brawn, their energy and
their resourcefulness and help to
make the country prosperous nnd happy. It was hoped by all friends of
Ireland that the passage of the land
purchase act of 1903, the spread of.
education and the remurkuble development in the industries of the country would stay the tide of emigrution.
Strange to say, it had but an imperceptible influence in this direction
and it is only now that the annual
returns show that the Irish people
huve come to realize that they need
not go to other lands to eurn a living.
In the year 1908 there were 22,734
mnrriugeB and 102,039 births, the returns in each instance indicating an
increase. Contrasted with the returns
from other countries this is most sat-
isfuctory. In England, for instance,
the registrar general, in his return for
the quarter ending June 30, reports
that the birth rate was the lowest in
uny similar period since the establishment of the registration system, while
the medicnl officer of health tot Manchester says that for 30 years trie"birth
rate in England and Wales has fallen
continuously. The death rate hus
fallen also," he adds, "but if the birth
rate continues to fall st the same rate,
the safety of the nation will be seriously endangered." In France the
condition is worse, and race suicide is
steadily decreasing the population of
the country.
The vital statistics of the registrur
general's report disclose also the gratifying fact that the rate of mortality
per 1,000 from all forms of tuberculosis in 1903 wus lower than in the
preceding three years, and that as
compared with 1907 there were 3t56
fewer victims of this disease. This
state of things is mainly, if not entirely, due to the spread of education. Inaugurated by the Countess
of Aberdeen, a systematic campaign
was made against tuberculosis nnd
the people taught to realize that
cleanliness and improved sanitation
were factors in checking its spread
or in stumping it out altogether. The
erection of comfortable houses for
fnrm laborers also contributed to lower the death rate.
Man Who Helped to Save Four Hundred   Lives.
Few men in the Lifeboat Service
have a finer record than James Cable,
whose name is known all over East
Aiiglia. Both his father and grandfather were drowned while saving life
at sea. His father swam from shore,
wi'h a line to a vessel which was
wrecked, and although all the crew
were saved he lost his life in per-
forming this gallant piece of work.
Mr. Cable has been the means ol
saving several hundreds of lives. His
first   rescue   wus   in   Indiu   in   1871
when he jumped overbonrd into a
sea infested with sharks and saved
un apprentice who hud faUon overbonrd.
Cable went to sea at the age of 14
and traveled ull oyer the world in
the merchant service. For a number
of years he lived in the Australian
bush, and hus also been u fishermun.
He lias been coxswain of the Aide-
burgh Lifeboat twenty-one years. On
one occasion he was out with the life-
bout for 100 hours and suved three
crews of 40 men. At the present moment, when not out with the lifeboat, lu* gets his living during the
summer months with bathing machines and pleasure bouts and touching swimming. The following are
honors and decorations bestowed on
this gallant veteran:
Lifeboat Institute Silver Medal and
three clasps, and another with two
Royal Humane Society Mcdnl,
three Awards of Merit on Vellum.
Silver Cup from the Russian
Silver wuteh with monogram from
the German Emperor, ulso two silver
Although just on 60 yeurs of ago
he hardly looks 40, and he hopes to
devote several more years of his life
to the gallant cuuso ol the Lifeboat
Fox Terrier That Has Covered Over
20,000 Miles on  Foot.
A   wonderful   record   us'u   traveler
I  has   been    achieved    by    Dash,    the
| smooth-haired   fox   terrier   which   sc-
i couipanied Dr. M. A. Stein, the urcli-
j ueological   explorer,   throughout    his
| great journey of 10,000 miles,  undertaken on   behalf of the  Indian Gov-
i ernment,   through  Central  Asia   into
i Chinu ai-.d back.
Though     the     aggregate     of     the
j marches   amounted  roughy  to   10,000
I miles in two yeurs and eight months, !
I the actual distance covered by Dash, j
,  taking into account his canine habits
j of  progression,  may  be  estimated  at
[ well  over  20,000  miles.    Dash   made
| that journey on  foot practically  the
whole   way,   except   when   he   went
"ponyback"   for   short   distances   ut
times  of  great  heat.    When  in  the
Taklnniakuu   Desert,   Dash,   like   the
rest of the party,  had  his water allowance strictly limited. It came from
the supply carried on camels in the
form of ice.
Dush went over mountain pusses ns
high ss 16,100 feet above seu level.
Throughout the journey the dog kept
well, and his menu was made up of
scraps from the camp larder. Each
night he slept in Dr. Stein's tent, and
on occasions proved himself a very
useful watchdog. On the high Thibetan uplunds his chief recreation wus
chasing wild donkeys, yuks and the
like. He managed to kill severul hnres
and bring them in to supplement the
store of food.
Upon many journeys along the Indian northwest frontier Dash has ulso been the comrude of his master,
and he hus probubly seen fur more of
the world thun most people. He has
true British terrior blood in his veins,
although Indiu was his birthplace.
The dog is now in quarantine in London, ufter having come from Indiu.
Tiny Edifice Is One of the Quaintest
In England.
Many hundreds of those- who
annually visit Minehead, Lynmouth,
Porlock, and the surrounding beauty-
spots, miss one of the quaintest and
most charming of all, the ancient
and tree-hidden church of Culbone.
It is scarcely surprising thut this
should be the case, for in the first
place it is the smallest, or second
smallest, edifice of the kind in the
kingdom. The point is disputed by
the church of St. Lawrence, in the
Isle of Wight, but muy be left to be
quarrelled over, in the mildly bitter
fashion of local champions. Culbone
Church has at any rate a unique and
charming situation in which modestly
to hide its old-world monuments and
relics, for it nestles close in to the
northern recesses of the hill foot, in
a sweet little glade, where the shelter is so complete that the neighboring villagers declure the sun hus
never shone upon it during the winter in the memory of living mun. A
toy-like edifice, it measures no more
than 33 feet in length, and but 12 in
breadth, yet has a chancel, with a
very beautiful screen, as well as a
nav. There is also a thirteenth century font, and that quaint architectural feuture known as a barrel roof.
If the door is found to be locked the
key may be obtained at a little cottage thut is perched on the higher
ground above it, where, as the visitor is assured, the sun shines beautifully ut times, even in winter. To and
from the restful little combe, in which
the church and its diminutivo grave-
yurd are hidden, there are a number
of pretty walks, some involving quite
serious climbing, others giving more
easy access to tho surrounding towns
und pluces of interest. From the cot-
tuge (dready referred to there is a
footpath that at a distance of 300
yards or so divides the upper truck
feuding by wuy of Silcombe; Farm to
the Lynmouth road, and the lower,
passing Silcombe Combe to tho shore,
W to Twitchiu Combe, and un tu
Time's Whirligig.
September fades.   October's glow
Will  shine on  trees   whose  leaves mt*
Then conies November crisp, and, lo, I
'TIs time once more for Christmas shop,
plngl I
—Washington Star.
Cost of Coal In Lives.
Over 8,000 lives hnve been lost in
English collieries during the past
eight Jems.
The Ruling Trinity.
Those who besiege the comic press
Will get along a-nwunmln'
If they but  write on subjects three—
Germs, aeroplanes und women.
— Kansas City Times,
An Awkward Roof,
"Many of my opponents," said Joseph Chamberlain in one of his tariff
roform speeches, "are ns ignorant of
my proposition us wus a certain farmer, many years ago, of the umbrella.
"This farmer had mnde u journey
of some twenty miles on foot to a
small town. As he was about to set
off for home again, a hard ruin enme
up, and his host loaned him an umbrella—a novelty at the time—opening
it himself so as to save his friend ull
possible trouble,
"A week later the farmer brought
the umbrella back. The weather was
bright and fine, but he held the contrivance ope-n over his head.
" 'This   instrument,'   he   grumbled,
1 'is   more    trouble    than   it's    worth.
j There wasn't u doorwuy in the villnge
I could get it through, und I  had to
] tether it ull the week in u fieTd'."
England's First Omnibuses.
The London omnibus is now eighty
, yeurs old.    It   wns  on  July  4.   1829,
that  George   Shillibeer,    nfter   being
successively   a   midshipman    in   the
j British navy and a couch  builder in
( Paris,   placed  on  the   London  streets
; the lirst two omnibuses ever seen in
i England.   A large crowd assembled to
'• witness the start and general admiration  wns expressed  at  the  smart  ap-
| peurance of the vehicles, which were
built to curry twenty-two passengers,
( all inside, and  were drawn  by  three
beautiful bays, harnessed abreast. The
word "Omnibus" wns painted in lnrge
j letters on  both  sides Ol! the vehicles.
' The   fare   from   the   "Yorkshire   Stin-
1 go"  to  the bunk  wns   Is.;  half way,
6d.   Newspapers and  magazines were
provided free of charge.
Young Folks
Indian Chief Terrified by an Experiment With ■ Hand Glass.
A ruriuus device Is known us the
hand glass. Tbls glass Is open at toy
and bottom, but tlie top Is smaller
than the bottom and can easily be cor-
ered by the palm of the baud. The
lower rim Is ground smooth, so as lo
tit perfectly light wben atluched to the
plate of the air pump. Then if a p»*r-
scn idaces bis hand over the top ot
tbe glass while tbe air is exhausted by
the pump he will suddenly Ond himself unable to remove his bund. The
nir, pressing down, will hold it firmly
attached to the gluss. No wouder the
Ihdlan chief of the Pottawatomie
tribe wus terrified wheu the white
men made this experiment oo him.
The story Is told tbnt the chief, witb
other wurrlors, made a delegation to
Washington. They were anxious lo
(ind out if the white men knew any
magic. The chief was asked to place
his hand over one of tbese glasses und
told that lie would be uuuble to move
as much as a finger. The Indian, witb
great contempt for persons who could
believe stub a thing, placed his palm
over the glass, nnd wben the air was
exhausted he was terrified to find that
he could not get awny. All bis braves
were ready to tomahawk their white
brothers for casting spells on tbelr
ehief.-Culcngo News.
Any Number Msy Play This Interest*
ing and Instructive Game.
This gnme Is played by any number
of persons, who sit In a row or circle.
One begins by repeating some familiar
quotation, either prose or poetry, and
the next must then give one the first
word of which begins wltb the snme
letter as the last word of the quotutioo
Just given. The game goes on thus as
long ns the players choose.
Any one who does not give his quotation In one minute or any otber time
ngreed upon before the game begins
pnys a forfeit, or Instead of a forfeit
he may be required to leave the gnme,
nnd It mny be thus continued till there
Is only one player left, who, of course,
Is declared the winner.
The following examples show how
the quotations may follow each other:
Know ye the land where the cypress
and myrtle?—Byron.
Man never Is, but always to be, blert.—
Belgium's capital had gathered then
Her beauty and her chivalry.
— Byron.
Come and walk with us, tbe walrus dies
By torch and trumpet fast arrayed.
Each horseman drew his battle blade.
The Standing Coin.
Take a long, imrrow 8tr*P Of paper
and upon It place n five cent piece la
an upright position, as shown ln the
picture. Tuke tbe end of the pnper In
tbe left band and strike It rapidly and
forcibly with the rijji.t. Give s sudden
pull, und you bave the paper ln your
bund, while the coin stands In tbe position It did before. It would seem as
If tbe coin must fall, but try It. and
wltb n little practice you will be able
to accomplish tbe trick.
I Sell My City of Rome.
All the players sit In a circle. The
leader says the lirst sentence, nnd tbe
rest repeat It ln turu. The leader
then adds another, nnd both lire repeated till tbe whole Is complete,
Pluyers who blunder are put out.
Tbe sentences run In this way:
"I sell you my city of Koine. In
this city there Is a street; lu this street
there Is a house; In this house there
is n court; In this court there Is a garden; lu this garden there is a staircase; at the top of this staircase there
is a room; in this room there Is a bed;
near this bed there is a table: on this
table there Is n cloth; on this cloth
tbere Is a cage; In this cuge tbere is
a bird.
"Tbe bird says, I nm In a cnge. The
cage says. I am on a table. The table
says. I am near n bed. The bed says,
I am In a room The room snys, I am
at tbe top of the staircase. The stair-
ense snys. I nm In it garden. The gnr-
den says. I am In u court. The court
snys. 1 am In a house. The house suyg,
I am In a street-and here is my city
of Home soldi"
A Box of Pens.
What pen is never cheap? Expensive.
What p*n denotes s gentle melon*
c holy 7    Pensive.
Willit, pen Is never shut?   Open.
What pen pnys for damages? Con>
Wlint pen belongs exclusively to the
United Suites?   Pennsylvania,
What pen la a mental faculty? Penetration.
Wlint pen do criminals psy for then;
misdeeds?    Penalty.
What pen ue<*d never be regretted?
Whut pen enables peeople to lite comfortably?    Pension.
Going Him One Better.
The Irlshtnnu-Sure, an' me anclsters
wor kings. Old huve ye know.
Tbe Yankee—That's nothing. Mine
were aces.-Chicago News.
Tales of Cities.
A Joint Deal.
"My dear!"
"Whut Is It. hubbyr
"I wish you would drop around at
the market today and Inspect a steak
tbat I bold au option on. Then If yoa
like It call at my office and we'll sign
the transfer papers."-Pittsburg Tout.
Rinks (In UllOi-Whst kind of a funeral did llownrd huve?
.Ilnks-A mile of aeroplnuea.-New
York life.
The Application.
Unto those who talk end talk
This proverb should sppeal:
The steam that blown the whistle
Will never turn the wheel.
Those Scientific Terms.
Each human HI. thanks to his skill,
A long, forbidding name may gain,
Which, though It  will Increase the bill
Will not alleviate the pain.
- Washington Star.
A Desperate Case.
Ilodgely-Tliui's  an  awfully   pep'ry
cougb you're got.
Podgely- Yes,   ratlier   a   hot  cold.-
The first stone of St. Petersburg was
laid lu 1703.
When II Is carried to the nonhern
limits of Manhattan, Iilrerslde drive
will lie seven tulles long, 1'lve years
ego Hie drive extended only a Utile
beyond ('rani's tomb.
Chicago, cn.vs n Journal of Hint city,
ranks fourili (poRslbly Hilrdi among
Ihe cities of Ibe world. Ihe others having been founded from 2S."i lo 1,000
yenrs ago, while Chicago, ns a city, Is
only scveniY-one years of age. THE   TIMES,   HOSMER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Easter Greetings
Men's Spring Suits
We are now ready
with a larger and better stock than we have
ever shown before of
high grade spring
suits for men
$15.00 $18.00
$20.00 $22.50
$25.00   $30.00
$15.00 $16.50
$20.00 $22.50
$25.00   $28.00
Nifty Spring Hats
and Caps
In Derbys and Soft Felts. In
Stetson, Battersby and Egerton
Special Values
on Pay Day
"The Home of Swell Clothes"
' t**************************************************** ****************************
Fishing tackle at Campbell's.
Frank Howard, of Blairmore,
spent Sunday in Hosmer.
Rory McGregor was in the
town of Bellvue on Tuesday.
John McKee, of Elko, spent a
few days in Hosmer last week.
Andy Laurie is going to reside at Bellvue iu the near
L. Gregory has purchased a
team of horses from P. Burns
The Rev. Briant N. Crowther
hold services at Waldo, .Sunday,
March 6th.
John Beckett and Sandy Mac-
Dougall returned last night
from Fernie.
A full line of Granby rubbers
and Gum boots for the muddy
weather at Mathieson's.
Ladies, get your bread in by
Saturday noon for the competition at Mathieson's
Bert Wildman will leave for
Calgary in a few days where he
will permanently reside.
Thos. Chippendale and Miss
Florence Crocroft, were married last week at Fernio.
A special meeting of tho Hosmer Board of Trade will bo
held to-night at 8 o'clock.
Assistant Supt, Causwell, of
Whiteflsh, Mont., inspected the
G. N. station last Monday.
Miss Jessie Mills and Miss
Mennie, were visiting friends at
Fernie a few days this week.
Go to old, reliable Pete for a
good shave, hair-cut, or bath.
Pete's Barber Shop. lltf
The artzian working boots
for men are real wear resistors,    See them at  Mathieson's.
The Michel Miners Union will
erect a building which will be
used as a co-operative store and
Lost—on Tuesday afternoon
Feb. 8th. a Waltham watch in
gold case. A reward will be
paid if returned to this office.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets invariably bring
relief to women suffering from
chronic constipation, headache,
biliousness, dizziness, sallownoss
of the skin and dyspepsia. Sold
by all druggists.
To day is Saint Patrick's day.
Rev. W. L. Hall, of Fernie,
was in town Monday.
Of course there is room at
the top, but there is a great
need of good men at the
Mr. Potter, of Fornie, was in
town last Sunday and was engaged in surveying near the G.
N. station.
Geo. McMurren has been busy
in the ice business lately.
George has stocked pretty near
everybody up with ice.
Geo. C. Egg, local representative of the International Correspondence Schools, Scranton,
Pa., was in town to-day.
Mrs. Lewis Stockett will be
the hostess at the next Lenton
tea, Tuesday, March 22nd. This
will be the last tea of the series.
W. T. Watson was up from
Cranbrook on Monday night.
He will be back at the C. P. R.
station at the end of the month.
M. W. Elley, district manager
of the Heintzman Piano Co.,
with headquarters at Fernie,
spent a few days in town last
Steve Holowachuk was injured last Tuesday morning in
the mine. He was taken to the
hospital and his wounds attended to.
J. F. Richey left last night
for Winnipeg. Mr. Richey has
had poor health lately nnd we
hope he will return much improved.
Foi- a comfortable shave or a
neat, artistic hair-trim visit the
shop of Sain Snell. 51tf
John Sorkee, proprietor of
the Hosmer Hotel, left on Monday night for the springs at
Banff.* He was accompanied by
Paul Sikora.
The Fernie Board of Trade
has received a letter from a
laundry firm stating that they
would start a laundry with a
modern plant in Fernie if a
suitable building could be procured.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets are safe, sure and
reliable, and have been praised
by thousands of women who
have boon restored to health
through their gentle aid and
curative properties. Sold by
all druggists.
Frank Dickie started to work
at the Mines on Monday. He
came from Michel.
Gentle Spring has arrived,
last Sunday butterflas, robins,
and blue birds were seen.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mathieson
will move into the Bert Wild-
man residence on Saturday.
The Hosmer Fire Brigade
will give a smoker at the opera
house, Saturday evening, April
Money does not make the
man—but things are apt to be
more comfortable when the
man makes money.
The subject of the Rev. R.
W. Lee at the Methodist church
on next Sunday will be "The
Man With the Muck Rake."
Everybody invited.
Owing to the Methodist
church having their social on
Monday, March 21st, the Presbyterians have postponed their
basket social until Wednesday,
April 20th.
The waste baskets in a newspaper office of any town do
more to keep its citizens in
good repute than any other
agency, except the feur of the
law and the hereafter.
The Hosmer Orchestra will
give a social danee at the opera
house, Friday evening, March
18th. The admission* is only 50
cents and everybody is invited
to attend.
Bell & Davis are making alterations in the Mike Jioia
building on Front Street
formerly occupied by the lady
barbers. The building will bo
used as a grocery for the firm
of Cusano & Jioia.
The limit was reached in the
"Card of thanks" nuisance last
week when a Alberta mother,
though the columns of the
local paper, thanked her children "for so kindly waiting on
their father in his sickness and
Do you enjoy  a pool
Di'op in on Sam Snell.
Medicines that aid nature are
always most successful. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy acts
on this plan. It loosens the
cough, relieves the lungs, opens
the secretions .'ind aids nature
in restoring the system to a
healthy condition. Sold by all
Assad Ezzy has returned to
It's oftener wiser to buy a
sand pit near home than send
good money to some unknown
promoter for investment in a
mythical get-rich-quick scheme.
Think twice before you bite
once. It is healthier.—The
A smoker will be given under
the auspices of the Hosmer Fire
Brigade, .Saturday evening,
April 2nd. A program consisting of vocal and instrumental
selections has been arranged
and a good time is assured.
Admission 75 cents.
Mrs. McMeekin will have a
grand spring opening of the
latest styles in pattern hats and
millinery novelties on Saturday,
March 19th and following days.
She is making the prices right
and her many friends should
call and examine her stock.
A dance will be given, under
the auspices of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the English church,
Easter Tuesday, March 29th at
the opera house. The music
will be furnished by the Hosmer Orchestra, Tickets including supper, gentlemen $1, ladies 50 cents.
The Cobweb social and supper, arranged by the Methodist
Aid, will be held on Monday,
March 21st in the Odd Fellows
hall. A good programme is be
ing arranged and attractions of
many kinds. Keep this even
ing clear and be sure and-be
present. Admission free. Cobweb 25 cents.
The business man ■who wishes
to cut any figure in the com
munity in which he does busi
ness must first learn the value
of publicity. Printers' ink has
put many men on the road to
success and has also put men
on the road to the penitentiary
Judicious advertising is the one
sure way of securing business,
The second innings of the
bread baking competition came
off last Saturday, Interest in
the contest seems to be as
strong as ever to judge by the
display of the most excellent
bread. The prize winners last
week were: Mrs. Wm. Robson,
first; Mrs. P. J. Leithauser,
second; Mrs. A. E. Hartwell,
third. The competition will
last throughout the month.
Those who have already won
prizes are debarred from further competition.
One of Alberta's farmers
went into his cow stable the
other night and by mistake
mixed her up a nice mash in a
box full of sawdust instead of
bran. The cow merely supposing that the hard times had
come and they were all going
to economize, meekly ate her
supper and the man never discovered his mistake until the
next morning when he milked
the cow and she let down a
half a gallon of turpentine, a
quart of shoe pegs and a bundle of lath.
There was a large attendance
of sorrowing friends at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. S.
Woods on Friday afternoon,
March 11th at the funeral of
their infant son. The service
was conducted by the Rev. C.
K. Nicoll, in the absence of the
Rev. A. B. N. Crowther. The
little coffin covered by a simple
wreath of green and white, was
carried by four young pall
bearers. The state of the roads
prevented the ladies from following tho procession to the
cemetery, but a beautiful cross
of carnations, violets and sniil-
ax was laid on the little grave
from the Woman's Auxiliary
of which Mrs, Woods is a valued
Fully nine out of every ten
cases of rheumatism is simply
houmatism of the muscles due
to cold or damp, or chronic
iheumatism, neither of which
require any internal treatment.
All that is needed to afford relief is the free application of
Chamberlain's Liniment. Give
it a trial. You are certain to
bo pleased with the quick relief
which it affords. Sold by all
Hereafter the Hosmer opera
house will be operated under
the management of the owner,
Phillip Carosella. For shows,
concerts, etc., apply to my store
in Hosmer or at the Roma
Hotel, Fernio.
Phillip Carosella.
Fob. 2,1010.
Stored Powder in Fernie Mine
Jno. Mohuk and John Hollo-
way, miners, working at Coal
Creek, were charged before
Magistrate J. S. T. Alexander
at Fernie with violating the
mine regulations act by storing
powder in the mine. Both men
pleaded guilty and were fined
$10.00 and costs. They were
severely lectured by the magistrate and warned that a repetition of so serious an offence
would be punishable to the full
extent of the law.
Only a few days ago, sixteen
miners working at Coal Creek
and Michel were before the
same court charged with having
matches in their possession,
contrary to the regulations,
and were fined $10.00 and costs
It is expected that these
fines and careful watching by
the fire bosses will put a stop
to such dangerous practices.
• (fc.—^-—.*	
After Real Estate Men
A despatch from Frank,
Alberta to the Lethbridge Herald says:
"The police are going to try
to make an. example of that
class of real estate vender who
has been quite numerous on
the Crow for a long time, who
sells real estate to confiding
people by misrepresentation.
The case in which a test is to
be made is that of A. A. Cannon, who it is alleged, in the
complaint against him, sold
fruit lands, or alleged fruit
lands in British Columbia to
numerous persons in this locality on a guarantee that if the
land was not found to be all it
was represented and good fruit
land, the money paid would be
refunded. It appears that a
resident of Lille decided to inspect his land and journeyed to
B. C. to see it, finding that the
fruit land he had purchased
was the bare side of a mountain where it would be difficult
to raise goats, let alone fruit.
On demanding the return of
his money, it was refused and
the case was called to the attention of Inspector Belcher, who
issued a warrant for the arrest
of Gannon for false pretences
and Corporal Stewart went to
Fernie Monday and arrested
the defendant. The case will
be heard Friday."
C. P. R. Are the New Owners and G. P.
Hill Will Retire from Management
The rumored sale of the Hill
interests in the Hillcrest Coal
Company is confirmed by a
news item published in the last
issue of the Monetary Times.
While there is no statement to
that effect, it seems apparent
from the personnel of the new
directorate that the rumor that
the company is passing to the
control of the C. P. R. is likewise confirmed.
From the item appearing in
the financial paper, it appears
a reorganization has been effected and a new stock issue
authorized. The capitalization
is now $3,000,000 with a bond
issue of $750,000. The stock is
divided into $2,000,000 of common and $1,000,000 of preferred.
Tho bonds are offered at 92 1-2
with 40 per cent, of common
stock as a bonus.
The new directorate is com-
possed of the following individuals: C. B. Gordon, president; Charles Meredith, vice
president; additonal directors:
H. S. Holt, W. D. Matthews, M.
P. Davis, W. H. Aldridge, J. S.
Fraser, Gordon MacDougall
and C. P. Hill.
It will be noted that Director
Aldridge is the head of the C.
P. R. mining department while
other members of the directorate are said to be closely allied
with the C. P. R. ;
As C. P. Hill has been absent
in' the east for some time nothing is known here with regard
to the reorganized company's
plans for the future but it is
reported Mr. Hill will retire
from the management and
make a trip to Europe. Mr.
Hill is expected to return to
Hillcrest in a few days.   .
The March Rod and Gun
Snow Trails, a story of a pr.l
fessional man spending sou j
weeks trapping with an IndiiJ
in the Canadian backwoods,
the leading feature of tj
March issue of Rod and Gun
Canada, published by W.
Taylor, Woodstock, Ont. St<>j|
ies galore have been written
experiences in the backwoo,,'
in summer and fall, but not t*.
many genuine instances of pel
sonal experiences by outside:'
in the woods in winter ha]
been given to the world. Tj
Auer's narrative is full of
terest and demonstrates,
health and pleasure to bi .
tained from a visit to the wi ]
ter woods.
Italian Stori
Cusano & Jioia, Props.
Groceries, Fruits, Tobaccos
Front Street        Hosmer, B. |
Suppose ihe girl
had to earn her ow-„
living.   Has she the
necessary training?
With a Garbutt
school education she
could earn a good
The Garbutt Business
College has schools at
•Calgary, Lethftridge and
Winnipeg.   The principal
is F. 6. Garbutt
■— Plumbers w—mmm
Tinsmiths, Steamfitters
Shop: Rear Bennett Bros. Hardware Store
A Model Grocery
Is Always Up-To-Date
and Absolutely Clean
Our stock is replete with the cleanest
and freshest staple and fancy groceries
Goodwillies Bottled Fruits
Wagstaff's Jams and Jellies
Cross C& Blackweirs Pickles
Griffin's Hams, Bacon and Lard
The Bread Baking* Contest Still Continues
"The Faultless Flour"!
Demonstrated its many good qualities by the great showing of bread last Saturday
We are the sole agents for this Flour in Hosmer
Main Street Hosmer, B. C.


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