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 Enderby, B. C, May 13, 1909  AND      WALKER'S      WEEKLY  Vol. 2; No. 11; Whole NoV. 63  ���������������������������xx  WHAT IS TO BE SEEN IN THE WAKE OF THE FIRE BETWEEN ENDERBY AND MARA  =xx:  Did you ever ride thirty miles  over a district browned, charred and  blackened by the cruel hand of fire?  Did you ever see miles - of the  brightest green birch and' poplar  thicket, forests of pine, and spruce,  hemlock and- cedar transformed into  gaunt, black poles, with not a branch  left upon them to mark the species?  Did you ever sec miles of white-  red ashes winding snake-like along  the''sides of the highway and across  the fields, marking the trail of the  old rail fence?  Did you ever see cedar swamp  land, so thick with the growth of  bush and shrub, brakes and climbing  vines as to be impenetrable by men,  swept clean of vegetation and the  trees uprooted, their smoking trunks  lying naked of branch across the  shallow marsh pools; the only vestige of green to be seen anywhere in  the path of the fire being the hooded  spathe of the skunk cabbage, and  even these scorched, nrimplcd and  blackened to the surface of the bog  but of which they grow?  Did you ever see the'"whole mountainside, heretofore a mass of variegated green; swept clean from base  to summit, with here and there only  a charred .tree-trunk standing, and  these burned to the very.top?.' :  -  If you never, have ��������������������������� and wish to,  take a saddle-horse and travel to  Mara on.one side of the river and  back the other.  You will see things that will make  you heart-sick, and then again, you  will see things that will ,m'ake you  glad.  You will', see smouldering . logs  buried " in pits strewn' with ' bed  springs, battered stoves and cooking  pans, all that is left of' many a  farmer's home.'  You will see where the barn stood,  and beside it tho twisted tires of  farm wagons, sleighs, cutters, and a  mass of iron scrap, out of which  farm implements were made.  You will see where the chicken  house stood, the pig sty, the horse  corral and hay shed. -.  You will sec an old sow, having  lost her young, making, or endeavoring to make, a baby out of the calf.  You Avill sec the horses and cattle,  _Jn_most instances. say_ed,_but_ypu__wHi_  not see a chicken on tho place. The  fire came and caught them alive on  the roost:  You will see where heros fought,  on the way to Mara.  It was an awful fire that swept  the district last week. The early  reports, while bad enough, told but  half the story. The individual losses,  as near as they can be computed are  given below. The loss to the country at large is great, but this is offset, in a' measure, at least, for the  fire opened up the country as it never  could have been opened up in any  other way, at least for years. In  some ways the fire has been beneficial. It has placed thousands of  acres in a position to be cleared for  $25 an acre that would otherwise require the expenditure of $100 an  acre. It has shown where thousands  of acres of the best land lies.  The country between Enderby and  Mara is the finest to look at out of  doors. The hills, the river banks,  the low lands and plateaus, are a  mass of brilliant green at this season of the year. Spring-time in this  section of the Okanagan, is as near  the common conception of ' the  Garden of Eden as can be . found  anywhere. The birches appear \ in  their prettiest tints of green, the  alders are scarlet with budding life,  the wild thorn and wild cherry blossoming white, and the syringas putting forth their beauty of leaf and  bud, all intermixed with the deeper  greens of' the firs and cedars and  pines. The meadows are succulent  green, the roadways and byways and  hillsides flower-bedecked with spring  beauties.  In the midst of this, the pathway  of the fire looks all the more severe.  It has cleaned up every vestige of  herbage m its path, and left behind  blackened poles and parched lands.  At the bluff point on the road to  Mara, even the moss on the barren  rocks 'was .burned and the. rocks  themselves look-- as If they were  blasted by, tlie -heat. .:-V/Lt: this, point,  all the force of the *wind:and:.fury"of  the, flames' must have beat against  the bluff for an hour or more.  At the home of a. H. Duncan the  destruction was complete. He was  surrounded'by fire/ against which no  human being, could stand. The Indians he had helping him, and Heze-  kiah Elliot, did all that could be  done to save the buildings, but left  until it was too late the releasing of  the horse in the stable. They had to  run for safety, leaving the animal,  the chickens, etc., to be roasted  alive.  But the fire had not reached its  greatest fury yet. Not until the McManus home- is reached are there  signs of any terrific heat. Here the  timber was larger and more dense,  and the force of the gale must have  been awful. Mr. McManus was a1.  work at the Hazelmere Farm when  he realized the danger that his home  was in. He immediately hitched his  team to his wagon and started by the  back road at a break-neck speed for  home. - By the..time-he. reached''the  heavy bush-to the north of his clearing it was ablaze on' both' sides of  the road. He'managedto plunge his  team through" the-worst-lb t dt before-  th_y" could" slacken their speed,-and'-  they sped on' .to the clearing. ��������������������������� - He  found Mrs. McManus 'fighting the  flames alone.. All she had was a-wei  blanket.    The   springy from   which  they take their water is 100 yards.or  ' more from the house," and all about  it the fire had caught and was burning^ About every- fruit tree on the  hillside,. the straw manure was  burning. His barn and implement  shed were ablaze,; and alKthe. other  outbuildings soon caught.' He stationed himself behind a fir tree along  side the house, and from this point  fought the sparks and.flames as they  reached from the other buildings to  lick up his home. It is one of those  miracles born of heroism and hard  work that his house was saved.'    .  From this point the fire swept'the  valley and hillside in' the direction  of C. S. Handcock's, W. Mbnck's,  Geo. McEwin's, J; Lambert's, and  Gerald Nave's. The place of C.. S.  Handcock was saved by Ed. Mack,  who happened to be driving along  the. road and saw Mrs. Handcock  fighting off the sparks, which were  burning within ten feet of the hay  shed. He .tied his team and set to  work. Mr.' Handcock was away  fighting the fire in the direction ��������������������������� of  the Monk' and McEwin residences.  The ha.i'dsome new home of Gerald  Neve escaped ''by the flames being  driven over" it to the bush beyond.  From the- slashing on the McEwin  place the fire jumped half a mile to  tlie bush about the Lambert home.  Then -tO"hisJ*barn.\'a_.d^outbuildings'."  The, fire on the'.porch of- the dwelling-  was .fought put, but the outbuildings  with contents disappeared.  . In the-Lambert home, Mrs:. Neve  had gathered a number of the school  children of the -vicinity for safety.  When the building caught, fire,they  hurried to the big meadow.' Mrs.  Neve rushed back to the home for  some valuable papers, and on emerging from the house found that, she  had been cut off from the children .by  the ��������������������������� fire. Wetting, a bath towel, she  threw it about her head and rushed  through;1" About this time Mr. Lambert had returned from fighting the  fire, elsewhere. The children * were  piled into'^a wagon, and all were  rushed, to the home of Robt. Waddell, This was a rendezvous of safety  for many. Mr. Neve staid behind to  save the residence. ��������������������������� -  .It was now a case of every man  for himself. The concerted fighting  was given up. Men rushed to save  what little they could from their own  homes. The worst of the blaze, about  Mr. Monk's buildings had by this  time been checked, and his only loss  is a stretchJof fence and-a bridge'or  two. Mr. McEwin" lost cabin and  contents, fences, rails, cord-wood,  etc.  At the Hazelmere Farm, Mr. Waddell and his workmen were fighting  the flames which followed the.fences'  or swooped  down  upon Jan isolated  brush-pile   or  out buildiiig.' -At  the  same time Mrs.'. Waddell *was taking  care' of  the ,children   and/"refugees,  that" .ame,_fbr'^shelter .:* .Wheff ^the-  ���������������������������worst;i'of-'/tli<. 'danger - was .passed.' it-  was hear midnight, .and-the problem  of housing so many, and'providing  beds for them,-was-considered..   Mrl  Waddell  had just"' had' built a' long  WALKER'S WEEKLY  . P. Hiked iir Timntof ���������������������������* Into*.. *h* Ct#-W������������������y ������������������f th. f w.������������������u������������������ Ok������������������MW>. Una of the Bit C_***m. R*. Apple m4 Ifc- ������������������������������������������������������!*���������������������������������������������_ el C*m4������������������  EnUved in the Poet Office at Enderbr. B. C. an second-ckua wetter. .^  ��������������������������� .n or .������������������r to b* poor in the Okanagan, you have to waate an awful lot of Time and Money."  H.     M.     WALKER  A . TsrUtinc rate* on application.   Subicription, one year, fg; rix nvonthe. f 1  A blue pencil mark here indlcetee that your eubeeription ia paat due,  aad the editor would like to retain your name on the roll of honor.   Addrew all communication, to-   THE WALKER PRESS. Enderby. B. C.   Pa say a:  "Cut the grump and grouch and get onto your  job-DO THE THING." " . " " >  ���������������������������>**r>*t~  __������������������rr*w  FROM ONE MAN'S POINT OF VIE Wi  >"*cxz  FOR a period covering many months,  official Enderby has oeen endeavoring  in a half-hearted way to. cause Mill  street to be opened for traffic. The railway crossed tne street, rail-high above the  street level, in direct violation of the railway law and all civic law governing chartered streets. The city council appealed  to the railway company, then demanded,  but somebody winked on the side and the  railway company smiled blandly as railway  companies do, and did nothing.. The city  council laid down.  A few weeks ago the case was submitted  to the railway commission, not by the city  whose business it is to keep its streets open  to traffic/ but by a ratepayer whose property was injured by the street being unlawfully closed. It was a very simple case.  The railway claimed that Mill street is not  a street. The commissioner said, "the  onus is upon you to prove that it is not a  street. I will give you two weeks." Of  course the railway eompany could not  prove black was white, and the crossing  was put in as required by law. And the  city has a street opened and the making of  a very popular thoroughfare.  In referring to this case, I do so simply  to show how quickly things can be. righted  when the right course is pursued. British  law and British character are the same.  There is a clean-cut frankness, ���������������������������blunthess,  if-you^willf���������������������������which=-appeals-to=the-fearless  heart, and it does not ask to hear your  prayers or see your piccadilly before granting you your rights. The railway commissioner did not ask to seethe petitioner's  church papers, or the color of his hair.  He did not stop to enquire if there wasn't  some other way. There was the right  way, and the right way-was good enough.  COLONEL LOWERY proposes "in order  to make Greenwood a lively town, to  shortly commence the publication of  the names of all the men in the Boundary  who have been in the habit of hugging  their cooks, chambermaids, typewriters,  and other ladies they have no right to."  Colonel Lowery does not state whether he  or Jim will head the list.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������__      _���������������������������____���������������������������_____      _������������������_i  IF you want a piece of advice that is  worth a lot but does not cost anything,  here it'is. It is from the "Old Man" of  the Cranbrbok Herald: "You cannot make  a successful board of trade by attending a  few meetings during the year. Work between meetings. Talk up the country and  your town. Tell the truth. That is enough,  but for goodness sake tell it. Get your  friends to become members. Get them to  talk. Get them to write to their friends in  the east, in the old country and in the  states. In other words, do what you can  for the District."  line of poultry houses.    They '���������������������������. were i. .  divided  off- into  innumerable.;-little ,^.  compartments' just large' enough "for    _  two or three , little ones  to cuddle "  upon' the floor. . -Blankets were pro- "���������������������������  vided,  and,,a  shake-down  of^clean/  fresh hay: iq_8 laid In'every" compartment, -arid' there   the ! dozens;.-who-'  could-not be 'provided-,accommoda-; .  tion in' the house, spent; the nig .t.'1  From the' Waddell' farm to Mara,  the  fire  must. have' travelled ' with  ."  frightful-speed< and -awful fury,  for K-.  the nature of the burning, and the-  vast .leaps it made indicate that it*'  had  tremendous speed and  volume'-./���������������������������  or would have died out this side.of ._*.  many' of the. clearings.    The eastern- , J  hill, the river lowlands and-plateaus'-.'  and the greater bluffs on the western -,  side of the .river,','all are scorched '.'-���������������������������  black,and brown.    The trees -standing* on the steep hillside are burned,t:  to  the  very* tops,   and   the  under-.^.  brush, and rich thickly-grown.^herb-'^'-  age   is   cleaned   up   from   the Jlow- '"  swamp .lands  to  the  peaks ;of "the' -,  .hills.   '��������������������������� "    '���������������������������������������������������������������������������������.-���������������������������   ".':-'��������������������������� "l".rT-'-%A  :' At, the home " of - Mrs.  Zettagre e n "','.  the' nature of ��������������������������� :the burning;'indicates"' ���������������������������{"  that-.the Are was at* its-worst,--'arid;-1 V  yet the, Zettagreeri' home stands uri-'"' f  scathed/ * 'the, fence- all    about*-, it^ V-  burned to; the .ground."- ��������������������������� How., anyone _- '*.  could  have  lived ... through  theiifire ���������������������������:*"  *h'ere"'ls* a '''mystery, and \ yet .unaided v. I  and alon'ejl.Mrs.. ZettagreehVand'two:'<. ~  little'childreri^came' through Jt-'un^V.  touched.. 'Word Avas sent ..to neigh--  bors that the'mother arid,little ones. ���������������������������>  needed assistance, but the neighbors  ���������������������������-'  were by this.time risking, their lives  to save their own- homes,, arid the,/...  word waVsent back"for. the mother*'."'  and! children to" fly,'for the meadow. \\ ',  George Little was fighting 'fire at"';V  the Massey. place when .the fire was-'s'.'~  noticed travelling in the direction of'"'"  his home.J"He grabbed his bucket <  '  and ran. *'- By this time Mrs." Little';",  had   gathered " together   a ��������������������������� clothes-" ���������������������������"  basket full-of little things, and'-was';'",  removing the .furniture out of the'*; :.  house.   The fire soon-became so'hot   ..'���������������������������  that she had to flee for the home ofr  Chas. W.  Little,'half a'mile away.  Mr.  Little followed  after finding, it-' '������������������"  impossible to check the -burning :of f  the   buildings.     He   lost  everything .,"'���������������������������  but the clothes-basket full  of little '-.[-  -things.=^He-estimated���������������������������that=-he���������������������������has555^  one apple tree on the place that is ���������������������������,  not dead,- killed by the beat.  The one' thing to make one feel  glad, is the indomitable spirit shown  by the Little boys. ��������������������������� And there, are  others, too.  Mrs."  Rosoman,    the   aged   post-',  mistress, ��������������������������� 76 -years  old   and 'an  invalid,  lost .everything in   the  world  held   dear.     Papers,   books,   manuscripts���������������������������keepsakes   of   a   life " well  spent���������������������������all piled in a heap "of" ashes '"'"''  on the hillside, where sixteen years  ago she and her boys began to make  their home.    And  yet,  to-day,  Mrs.   '  Rosoman meets one with a smile and  a God bless you, as if she were just '  coining into the glory of a world we  have not touched.   And perhaps she  is; who knows.  As we pass the place that marks  the home of J. Knapp, there comes   -  to tho heart a shock of pity and pain '  ���������������������������a feeling that you must experience  to understand.    You round a point,  coming   from   the   north,   and   you  wonder how anyone could get out of  the   thicket  alive,   with   the   flames -  about.    There.is a marsh to the left  of the road, and all  about a dense  forest of timber, now burned black,  the   trees   bent    to   the   ground .or  burned out at the roots.   On the hillside to the right there are two little  fir trees, still green.    Beneath them  a sewing machine stands.   From tree  to tree a pole is hung,, and over it the  skin   of   a   calf   is   flung.     A   little  teepee-like   covering   marks   where _  Mr. and Mrs. Knapp sought refuge.',  while    endeavoring    to    save    their  home.    They were caught like rats  in a trap, and their only escape, was  to wade through the slough to the  green bush beyond, not then burned  over but now as black as the rest ofs  the forest about them.    The sewing  machine, and the calf, burned so that .  (Continued on last page)  '."_ A-i'l  .- if  ''i y i  '.-_ ...'  '. 1 'M  ..   _���������������������������. ������������������ ..  v\:  . THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  And "Lucky" Baldwin  -������������������i  'on It  A Poker Story F  Coa  sL  Tho death in California a few clays  ago of E. J. .Lucky") Baldwin, a fa-  r mour t_irfmau and plunger, recalls to  old Caiifornians .1 poker game in which  Baldwin sat. some vears ago and during the comsc of which lie won a pot  containing $-165,000, the largest, it i.s  -aid. in the history of the game in the  Golden Stale. Baldwin was a thorough  ���������������������������port, cool, calm and dispassionate, and  as-.^a big poker player lie probably never had his equal in this or any other  country.  The old Palace Hotel, in .an Francisco, owned for many years by the late  Senator Sharon, of Sarah Althc-a Hill  fame, was the scene of the most remarkable poker games ever played in  that city, and that is saying a great  deal. The old California pioneers were,  as a rule, inveterate gamblers, and  Rinono- the devotees of the game who  were wont to gather iu the private card  room of tlv. Palace at tlie invitation of  Senator- Sharon were men high in the  professions���������������������������eminent lawyers, prominent politicians and wealthy men who  forgot the cares of business in the  excitement of the game.  PLAYED I'OR HIGH STAKES.  into the pot, making the total $5,SO0.  "I'll see it," said Mac,, recklessly,  hoping to,, fill a. flush. Tie ��������������������������� found his  checks were ir.su ffioie.l. and he asked  permission to sec Sharon's raise on his  t. i >.   .... w'ji _!i     u? granted.  '.colt he-dialed, for a moment, then  declared- himself out of the pot. Smith  tossed la-; ham! into the di;fk. rd, and  Prown . .iid wittily that "a hog knew  whfu he had enough," and followed  Smith".- example. This left Baldwin  with Sharon. .Mac and Scott behind him  to meet any raise that might he made.  '���������������������������People may disagree'us to mo being  a hog,'' remarked _>: tldwin, "but ia a  smart poker game like tii is J. seldom  know when 1 get enough. So to make  it interesting, Senator, i'li raise you .*_,-  coo.-"  ..haren drew two cards to his Uireo  aces and he growled deeply when lie  realized that lie had drawn a pair of  fives. Mao drew one card to a hea.rt  flush and drew the four of hearts. The  three players were heeled for bear and  the fur was about.lo fly. After Uic draw  ..a Id win had the first hot and he quietly  bet $10,000, writing the figures and affixing his initial, to an l.O. U. for tliat  sum. Tho amount in Uic pot that this  Lime  was   .30,100. ,   ,���������������������������  J101STJ-3D IT  .00,000.  ������������������������������������������������������I call that $10,000 and raise it $10.-  OtiO.'' said Sharon, as he threw his 3. O.  L'. for the stun into the pot. "Guess  that'll make you go some, Lucky."  It was' .Mac's turn to wonder what  sort of hands he had dealt. He figu. _d  that ids flush was -worth at least a call,  if not ;i raise, and, morally sure that  (h. iixnu'v was his, he merely called the  bet. lie v/a_ given a severe jolt when  I .tldwin. in his cool manner, not    oniv  It was not an infrequent spectacle lo  see Senator Sharon and "Lucky'-' Bald-  wiu stand at tlie 1'alace Hotel bar and  shake direc by the hour for the drinks,  while a    side    bet  of    anywhere  from  $1,000   lo      .1.0,000.       Senator   Sharon  wasn't what* is  known    in  poker    language as a   "hard  loser,"  although  he  was   known   to   be      worth      at    least  ���������������������������520,000,000.   Baldwin,   ,  on      the  other  hand, smiled blandly when he lost small  fori.nea,    and hi.s smile was    no more  pronounced when he  raked in his  winnings,    which  at  times    reached  enormous figures.  There was a gathering of the elect at  the Pa-lace Hotel one   night.    Sis   men  had  gathered  at  Senator   Sharon's   request to    indulge  in  a  quiet game of  draw.   Aside   from   Sharon   and    Baldwin,   there  were   wealthy  Nevada  men  whom wc. will call Smith aud Brown, a  Texas   cattle   man   of      great   wealth,  known  as Scott,    aud one. of the- most  prominent    members of  the Sau  Francisco Bar, now deceased, whose love for  poker was unbounded,    but whoso propensity to bluff      against   Baldwin on  short hands  kept  him  constantly  in   a  state of financial    depression, This lawyer, for the purpose of explaining the  game definitely, will be known as "Mac.  Shn-ron sat  at: the  head of the table,  with Baldwin  to his right and Afac to  his  left.   Nest lo  "Mac  sat Scott,  then  Smith ,.ud  Brown. Each  player bought  ���������������������������-hipa to   the    amount of ..10,000,    the  whites being  (.100. the blues  ������������������500 nnd  the reds ..l.GOO. The ante wa.s a white  chip,  and  every  pot  wa.s a jackpot in  accordance   with     a     rule     prcviou.,1 v..  adopted  by the' players.  The  play was desultory  for an  hour  or  more,  few  bets in  excess of  ..1,000  _    made.   Mac  was  caught bluffing  ���������������������������vera] times by Baldwin, and the other playei-B were resting      Upou      their  -waili������������������g=foiM-ho=c-iuc-h-=hand���������������������������in-  alh'd Sharon's $10,000, but raised h'nn  f _0.00K. Sharon -promptly raised Baldwin .. .0.000, iue1.ii.in3; the pot to .150.-  JC0 in cheques and 1. O. U .. that were  v.oith their face value at any bunk in  ('aiifurnia.  "Seems to me you are. getting 1_ be  a high flyer," remarked Baldwin, coolly,  as iie. wrote another J. 0. U. Suppose  we make it another $.0,000 more, Senator?"'  '.Hie pot now represented ..250,000 in  v .hie. and still -Sharon was not satisfied. He feit that his ace full was the.  winning hand, and he made the highest  bet of the night -when lie promptly  raised Baldwin ...000. This, with . the  calling of Baldwin's raise of $.50,000, fattened" tho pot to .   . G.0OO.  "You're nervy,      Senator,"      laughed  Baldwin, "hut I'd never look a card in.  the face again were I. to call this ha-nd.  So I'm forced to call that $00,000 Taise  mid   tilt tlie  pot another $00,000."  Sharon showed thu hand, and without more ado Baldwin raked in the pot.  which contained .105.000. He then  showed four king-,, a v.. Sharon flattered  himself tliat hi. .saperior wisdom had e.n-  ;;.lii.d  him -to save $00,000 at a critical  mom rut.   .������������������������������������������������������   AMONG ������������������ ������������������  ������������������* THE JEWS  generally   known  that   lb.'  Babbi   of  Turkey,  i ..bbi  id  il.:  icf  III  ho  HERE   IS THE  LATEST THING  IN   HATS.  This is a type 01 the cabriolet, a Paris, creation which deals largely -.villi  vegetables and fruits, and which, it is said, is going lo lie very popular  during  the  coming  season.-  bein  ^oa  knew    ihi������������������    f.-.iliii  line po|;er j.ia\.. _���������������������������  did  which   evei-y  poker player has implicit  lanh   and   which--is. confidently   looked  ior  at   some   st age  of-.tlio'-  proceeding  when  the  big pot finally  came around  he  had  less  than   51,000. in   his  stack.  hjnilh and Brown were a few lhausaud  "bead,   while  Sharon,   Scott  and  Baldwin  stacked  up about even.  It wn:s a. characteristic of-.Sharon"thai.  wli...i������������������ .*,.  he  had  a poor hand he wa-  .������������������'xtvp_nt.!i.- Jojd.i;'l_:hilc.::-jvlifiiUijiLj..,i  ii'.'in.. Mime m.* up or iwni of a kind he  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������i. rue    ;:������������������,    <?r,l.J    and  clninriiv  as  an  ",v-t'T.      Baldwin    knew    ihi������������������'  i'tiil.  liki  ii"i  '-,''.', ;,i take advantage of it,    Sud-  ���������������������������h;:ily.   ivI.pu  M.-..;  |u,<!  d .ii;, and   |:_d-  '���������������������������'������������������������������������������������������:)   lo.iiMl   liiiec  kings  ioo.;j.,./ hini   i-i  Ui.. i-_\P ],;.  M)ii!c;l.   - ,\   ���������������������������rlam-e  at  Sh.i.  ���������������������������'���������������������������'  ;,.--'.i!-'-i! hini   ih.it   tii.. . ...ii.it..'  w.'- wi .i heeled, jtu- he 1. ea.n. '  .."'.'";���������������������������" n;,(,i[ Ii:i!iil, smut or." h<.|i.ir .1  _ iglniy n> he -kiimned hi-' nun.  dug iiiin-li.''"i-iiwled Shiiri>ii.'.\v:i)i  an impati.-jii, .���������������������������,���������������������������.." >,( hi- grey cur's  "iiiC-    .���������������������������������������������>:)_ in. io.r .'in  my time."'  I'-.v ;.. p.-Iiii-iilei!!..;. cveVy iu-.mi in the  ���������������������������jam- ..it up und looked w/_\ Smith  ;>:n! l!rn\. n ;u.,pe<u.d fo be e:i _<. for  -���������������������������"mc or,., in r-frtrl ..onio.iiiiiij.;-.'.. ](��������������������������� ������������������-;u  -V:i.;',. .���������������������������>:.������������������,.. and he e:i .mll.v <;nr>n_!  i������������������>i fr.r ;l wh:f>��������������������������� Hiip"--$|00.  __ 'Tji luivp to !ioi-t thill $200.'���������������������������' ~ .3 .  >*:nit!i. j.- lu. pii^<:;.d ihrcc ' whJti.' chips  into  the pot.  "Srf'f if." .i.i.l 'lb-own", and lie dojvi ,!.-d  thvr. white .ddj^ "in ih;. cen'.;-,. ,,r ,],..  tahlp.  "Look.-,     (o    ri  A Trick That Puzzled  Royalty.  1   remember Queen    Alexandra    was  greatly mystfied by some of the tricks  which  1  have had    the  honor  of  performing  before   Her Majesty     on  various  occasions.    When  1 was  giving a  performance,    at which both  the  King  and Queen  were present,   much    interest  was aroused by  a trick    which is  oik! of the most  difficult feats  in  my  repertoire.       It is performed    with    a  piece,  of  ribbon,  a  pack  of cards,   and  a   double-cased  gold   watch.     Hero     is  the  trick.    I  uM.  one  of  the audience  to  select a card  from the pack  (which  is a  new oik;)  and lo put the card   in  his pocket  without looking at  it.       j  should   add   here,  that  while  the card  is  being chosen my eyes are  bandaged.  Then   I  give  him  one. end   of  the  ribbon    to   hold   and hand   tiie   other to  somebody    in   the    audience.     whom   1.  also  ask to hold the gold  watch.        1  ask  the  person in whose pocket in the  unknown  enrd to  concentrate    all   his  atleniio:i ou the card, and  then I turn  to     the  person   holding   the other  end  of the ribbon and ask him to open and  look    at   lhe polished case  of the gold  w.-itcJi.  in which  he at  first sees a   reflect ion    of   his   own  image:   but  this  gradually fadi.   away, and'he sees    in-  stivid  the  reflection of ,1 playiii"-. card.  I  then ask the person who has the card  iu Jii> pocket  to produce it. when it is  *'.'0n   (n   b:-.  the   gmne as   tho   one   re-  f!'.-p{"d in the case, of the. gold watch.  ���������������������������    When  I  performed this trick at Marlborough  House the Queen held one end  of the ribbon .-ind the gold watch, whilst  the Th-ince of "Wales held the other end  of Hie ribbon     am]     selected lhe card.  -\viii(Oi__oiwUia(_.oecas.ion=w-.a-s^t-!ie^f-hrep^of-  Htib .-��������������������������� From -The .l-.xj.-erieiu-es of ;1 Conjurer.'' by   Horace Uoldin. in the  Febj-u-  :n-y Strand Magazine.  THE LACKAWANNA CUTOFF.  tOil.  li'V."  1 id Will  ������������������������������������������������������V  :ponc.d tin  man  tin a  tree as it  !i'"M-p whs .-���������������������������onicihiiig doin .."��������������������������� remarked  '-1'h hi win, glanring shvly ' at Shmo-.i.  -��������������������������� i'l.r ..���������������������������'���������������������������������������������������������������������������������' not .nmr.'h in {he pn!. .-cir.!...  men. ���������������������������,-> I'll raise if. $1,000." ' lie W>;-..  a rr,. ti.ini bhu'> check into (he v.-.t ir.1 I  >n������������������k back two while checks.  1!-M>H AITK1.   lf.AI.SIC.  Tlio po������������������. contained ..2,.">00 when it wa =  >ii:i.ron'.s turn to -.ee .Ihtldwin's rai .;��������������������������� o:-  ini-ii . li--. hand into th. discard. Tiie  >"tifit.'.-Fr looked K:)iir a������������������ he nienla.liy cal-  <���������������������������nhi.tr.'_. tin. eliancco ag-aias'. the three  i\c-~ Ik- held.  ���������������������������'"T'il^vp. 4In..t $1.:>00 and go it ?2,0D0  bftler." ; .iid ho, after n pniwe. Tliree  bin.-.  -, .;d   three   wlule.   were   thrown  A   Straight  Tip.  Custom or���������������������������Quick .shave, please.  Harbor���������������������������Close, sir?  Customer���������������������������Sec hero; what business  is   it of yniu'K  whetliei' .1 'm  close or  not?   I'll   toll  you  one  tiling,  young  man,   I-don't, tip,  if thai'..- what you  v.nut lo know.   ���������������������������-������������������������������������������������������   l.iyi.Ol.YS  F Iii ST I'JII/.K STOKV.  Alter Lincoln beciime Pre .dant ho  wa- be .eged by office-seekers. One day  he Ink. ;i rather nnpromijing man this  -lory:  '���������������������������Once num.  a  linn.'  there was a. king j  who   wa*' fond  of   hunting, .and always {  before starting .would send I'or his ma- {  gician for a  report on tin. weather. One  day   when   the   magician   promised  fine  weather, they started off.  "Soon thoy met a peasant driving a  donkey. The peasant said:. 'My great  k;ng. turn back, a storm is brewing.'  The king replied: 'Xo; my magician  s'.iys tie.: weather will be fine.' Said the  peasant: "When niy donkey turns his  pais forward it is going to storm.' .The  king went on, and was caught in a terrific storm. When he returned he removed the magician from office and secured  a donkey."  .Lincoln added: "'And since that time  all the jackasses in the country have  been Making office."  . ������������������o*   paintings in  "do  His Observation.  The.v were, looking at the  the  art gallery.  "Alfred.''  -.id   the   young  bride,  you lliiuk angels really have wings':'-"  "N'o, ! .1 fh'dii,'' answered the "young  j'M _ivl..._. "T'lc s-wi>el(.'--t_ungel r'kuow  J-n'l. disfigured with :i pair of wing . I  iim happy to ;_iy,"  ill pp.*tfilji; Fih-iii-p (h(.y eonliitiied In  loolc at the paintings.  Takes Eleven  Miles of Kinks Out of  Forty Miles of Road.  . Among 'railroad  stories   the   pnjnihir  pet. is probably that oft quoted legend  which relates  how the Czar  of-"Russia,  laying a ruler on lhe map of his empire,  drew a straight line from St. ...V!.e; .burg  to   Moscow,   then  bade,   his    Minister.)  build ii' railroad according to that plan.  This traditional feat may have, merit-.,  ed the favor it has. ... long enjoyed.: yet  it seems'commonplace, *iys the '.('Clinical World,  comjmred   with   the  cut  oft  now being built by the Delaware. Lackawanna it Western Railroad between i>el-  aw.iro Water Cap and I/a he .Uopalcong.  Although' but   :_.���������������������������'���������������������������">  miles   long   {LiLs  cut off establishes several   new  world's  records  in railroad   construction.      The  present,   road   i.s   so  crooked   that   ihe  curves   compressed   into   its   thirty-nine  and a half miles would if placed end to  k:\xd   in  a. cm.; .utivo spiral  make  five  complete, circles   and  a   hah",     in  other  words, every train that passes over the  road   winds  through  it   tortuous   course  which is equivalent to traversing a complete circle every seven  mile.:-. _\o wonder   the   native..   ;u-c   firmly  convinced  lb .t the engineers sire able to find their  1 way over the road only by following {he  telegraph poles.  The  chief   engineer   ultimately   found  a.  rouie that is only three mil-is  longer  than  an air  line.     It shortens the, distance from :!!)..". miles to 2S.."������������������ inih. .the  .-aving of  11.12 miles, being two and a.  half  per cent, of the  distance  between  New  Viirk and   lUii'falo.   The maximum  =grad_J_-iMit.-do,.vn.Ii:oni._(itl.2. feci, io 1 he  milo to 21.0-f  fee{, to the. uiile, and  the  toful  rise and  fall from 2-IS  feet   to 11  feet, while the total curvature is reduced  from 1.900 degrees to -l.'!0 degrees, which  i-   equivalent   to  eliminating  four complete circles and  a. third.  The estimated cost of the cut off was  . )_00.000. When the. engineers had i'in-  iibed . their calculations it was found  that lhe -aving'effected by the. reduction in di.-tatice. grades and curves on  aiiiiuaPli .ffic equal tolbat in -100..  would pay the iuiere-.t on an inve-lmcnt  of ������������������10..r .,000. or ���������������������������". .000.000 more than  the co=t.  No  Reason to Complain.  Tndignatit Customer���������������������������Say, these buckwheat cakes are sour!  Waiter Girl (at lunch counter)���������������������������"Yes,  sir: if you will look at your check you']!  j find  I've  charged  you  only  half price  j for  'em.  -���������������������������-���������������������������-*-  Leaves That to Others.  "Vou have invented an airship?"  '"res, sir."  r'Ilave you ridden  in it?"  'Sir, I am  an inventor, not a chauf-  i'our."���������������������������Cleveland   Leader.  it  is  not  new      Chief  .Valium, is    a   native of Magnesia,  that he is only ".50 years of age.  is    probably    the    youngest man  <���������������������������  elected lo such responsible office.   ("  Kabiiis generally begin office when >_.  and venerable with age.  The. movement in favor of the re!.:  of    the .lews    to Spain    s_ems  to  growing in favor in that country.  An orthodox Jewish charitable soci-. .;_  iii J'hihuleiphiii has established a re--  tiuirn.nt where needy persons of Jewish  faith may obtain a meal for six cent .  The meals ;ire three courses, including  meats. Those back of the movement  explained that while the meals are to be  served only lo the poor 01" their people,  they insist on a. small payment in order  that those, who get the six-cent meal  will not feel that they are accepting  alms.  Herman Jadlowker. a tenor of . th:'.  court opera of Karlsruhe, is a new s.tar  in German opera. Jadlowker, who i-*  a native, of "Riga, came as a young rn.:i.n  to Vienna, sang in the .hoir of the synagogue, and was, with the assistance of'  some kind people, trained for the opera.  There is a Jewish'congregation at  Yokohama, but otherwise the Jews have  not penetrated Japan���������������������������exeunt a.s tourists. - -    ' -  Dr. Soshiina l.ichim. a promiiieufc  Zionist worker in Palestine, arrived iu  New York on a unique mission. . .he.  is ii representative of a committee organized in Palestine, known as the Salah.  The committee, has determined to or-  ganiz. an appeal to the Jewish people. ,  asking them to petition the JovvNh  Colonization Association to divert it~  capital lo Palestine, where it should  take up industries and colonization on  a large scale.  The Turkish Chamber of Deputies ha?  under consideration a hill..present.d by  the Minister for Wara, which aims at  admitting non-Mussulmans into the  army. From next May, ai! male _ Jews  of the age of twenty-one will be ci.llod  upon to serve.  King Edward has just issued orders  that all . soldiers of the Jewish religion__.  were in future to he allowed a leave of  absence for Passover, Pentecost, New-  Year and Tabernacles, in addition to the.  Day of Atonement. It is stated that  King Edward- has also in view an arrangement whereby Hebrew soldiers  should haw. their meals separa.eiy  cooked, ���������������������������    "  Jews resident of Spring Valley, N. Y..  have named a committee.to sec Governor Hughes and Secretary of State Koe-  nig lo request to co-religionists should  'be called to serve on juries. They claim  that at present they ai . discriminai. I  against.  Piibbi Morris P.osenliorg has resigned  as Rabbi of. lhe j.rtli Abraham Congregation, oayonne, >;. J., and accepted a.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������all  to- Ihirrie, Out.  A. bill ha_ been proposed in tho .New-  York State Legislature regulating dajice  halls and dancing schools, particularly  "ou the VmpI Side. The bill has the support of many Jewish social Workers.  Kmilie Richli Is... of Hobo ken, N. J., a,  Roman Catholic, has embraced Judaism  in order io marry David Klein, of the  same city. .She has assumed the name  of "Ruth.  A Hebrew Protective Association, at  Hoboken. "X. J,, has been organized with  ir>0 charter members. It is expectc!  that iiOO will he enrolled at the next  meeting, which lakes place on March���������������������������.">.  The Finnish Senate has published an  official statement denying the accusation  tht the Government of the provinca  consists of anti-Semite..     "The Senate."'  ..add ed���������������������������the nol e..-i5���������������������������only_ful fill ins;, the  law, from which it can never d_������������������...irt.  The 70 Jewish families and tho 43  Jewish individuals, who were exr>:>'Wi  from Finland, have never had a ri .ht  to live in the principality."  ABE LEE_ AT LEADVILLS.  HAPPY   MAN.  Ho���������������������������I got squaro with my wife all right.  She���������������������������In what way?  He���������������������������Had a shirt made with  pixty-five   buttons   down   the   back.  Led the First Successful Party in California   Gulch.  ...."When the history of Lcadville is  written," said Max Boehmor, of l>env������������������r  in talking of the early mining development of thf, district to-day, "there  should be no mistake as to who actually  matlo tho first discovery of gold in California Gulch. The man wa.s Abe Lee,  who died iu Park county a few years  ago. lie was one of tho best known characters in this section. Hc was the first  recorder  of Lake  county.  '"Tlie first prospecting party that entered the gulch was under the leadership of Abe and they had not been very  successful. They worked all the way up  the gulch from below Granite without  finding any values, and all of them were  nearly blinded by the. snow. They were  about ready to quit when Lee suggested  that they try another pan. He dug down  until he struck a layer of cement, and  below this the gravel was softer. Lee,  although suffering terribly from snow  blindness, managed to pan the gravel,  and .the.result was such that they at  once recovered confidence; He worked  the gulch for a long time and made  plenty of money.  "The" question "has also been asked,"  continued Mr. TJoehmer, " where did the  millions of dollars taken out of the California gulch placers in early days go?  "If I remember rightly, no one made  a very large pile, but there were scores  of men who left the gulch with $25,000'  or $30,000 and went back east to eatab- "  lish themselves in business or to buy  farms. As a rule they were sober, iudus-  trious men, and the fortunes thoy made  in the gulch gave them a competence  which enabled them to prosper in their  undertakings in other parts of the country."���������������������������From the Denver Rcpjublica .. THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  41  V  _������������������*. -11. _-'-Y-'.-. r *���������������������������< _?i. vs'r������������������ _w?'_' . __1 _?  I.--  ������������������ress  (Fortnightly. Review.)  'i'rulit becomes strange: llicm fiction,  hii.tcry   more     ..soimili.ig    than    ro-  i;'!.":oe,  when   tho   late   Dowager  i'ni-  press  ol China  is    t'no    biog-apher's  theme.   For Tsu 31'si was one of those  Jiiafriive   world-figures���������������������������-demiurges     of  L'Y_e or.s might perhaps term tlisni���������������������������  whom the ancients were wont to wor-  s'iiij) and  the moderns arc willing to  immortalize.   As a Hibernian admirer  of Iters once remarked, "Wu have to1  go  back  to vcrv ancient times for a  parallel  to  Tsu  Hsi.  and  oven  then  wo  do   not  find   one."   A   sketch  of  tho main episodes of her living and  striving,   her  reverses   and   triumphs,  painted   in   colors   sufficiently     dc-op  yet  faithful  to  the   tones  of history,  would   stir   tho  souls   of   impressible  renders   with   strong     emotions.   For  despite many serious defects of mind  and  soul,   Tsu  Hai-was   not only ��������������������������� a  commanding 'personality   in   her   age  and country, but she was also endowed with some of the sterling qualities  of  absolute greatness,     hike, the green  leaf of tlie lotus tha'c sprouts up  from  the slime, she raised herself aloft by innate ' worth,   tact   and   will-power   from  nothingness to a dizzy height, where, she  maintained ' herself   for    forty years in  spite of the rigorous prohibition of her  country's laws and the stern disapproval  of her" country's enemies,      Alone  she  repaid.   Thereupon  sign   to   her   eldest  fought the battle of individuality  against a nation of -100 millions of living men and myriads of the dead, whose  spirits are still quick and influential  there. And by dint of energy, resourcefulness and perseverance she scored a  signal victory over them all.  Seventy-four  years   ago   one   of   the  busiest,   wealthiest  and   most  populous  haunts of men was Hankow, ou thn llun-  kiang.   Even at present it is one,of 'the  most prosperous marls in China, but in  those-   halcyon    days    its    inhabitants,  counting the population of the two adjacent  towns,  numbered    several    millions, with not a whiie-skin among I hem.  Tliat,   however,   was   before   the   rebel  Taepings   destroyed   il,   before   foreign  consuls were admitted, when only sailing" ships and houseboats  plied on the  ���������������������������river.    One  sultry  evening  in  August,  .lS.i-i, a, quaint Chinese houseboat, bearing a widow with her two daughters, and  a coffin, was moored to the left bank of  the Hankaing    The lady's husband had  1 .en serving the Cro .n in the province  jo ������������������._!3_u v .uav aq su qi. | ��������������������������� _.������������������ni{aoz g jo  'Peking, his body had 'to be buried in ill _  latter place.   They had halted there on������������������  their way to Peking.   Their stores were  exhausted, they lacked the wherewithal  to replenish them, and, bereft of funds,  had but slender hopes of pushing on io  the capital.       And   the   widow's   only  chance of saving her little family from  starvation  seemingly   depended   ou  her  Teaching Peking.   For there she intended  to petition-the authorities to a.dmi'c her  .little daughter to the'palace as a candidate   for   the  imperial   haroni.     Tho  girl's  qualifications  were  her  Mandehu  extraction, her rank as daughter  of a  third class official���������������������������of hini whose body  was  now being conveyed  to its  native  noil���������������������������her    comeliness,    aptitudes,    and  grace.. Presentation at court under such  conditions is more than a mere privilege  ���������������������������it may be the s'tnrting-point of a brilliant career.   From'among the numerous  girls upou whom this honor is conferred,  the Empress Mother selects for the fu-  =1 i:r _= Ei.peror-his-f i rs Ha v.- f uKwit _jHwo=  other  spouses,  nine concubines,  and   a  goodly number of handmaids.      Hence  hundreds  of families   that  po.-_se.ss   the  requisite qualifications  strive after the  honor for their daughters.  Next day about noon another boat  .lay to alongside that of the widow. On  board was a functionary from the province of Hupeli, who had just been appointed to the post of Tao Tai or Gov-  f,rnor,_and_was .on his way to the.capital to do homage for this mark of favor.  A new Governor is a monarch in miniature, and many officials of his province  make an earl}' bid for his favor. First  ia (.he field here was a city judge, "YVTi  T������������������ing by name, who despatched his servants with refreshments and a present  of about ...'10 in money. The messengers, boarding the wrong boat, presented  th.? widow witlt the edibles, the coin,  nnd tho good wishes of their master.  Pleasantly surprised, the lady mentally  set down the offerings a. tokens of the  gratitude of some friend of her deceased  husband. She accordingly charged AV'u  Tang's messenger to express her indebtedness to their master, and to ...iy  that she would be much pleased it" he  could do heV the favor to come and receive the expressions of her gratitude.  The servants returning delivered the  widow's message to Wit Tang. Wu's  anger knew no bounds. He cudgelled  them and threatened the chief on. with  death. But his wrath subsiding, he consulted a certain councillor of the tribunal, who advised him to look upon the  money as lost, and to call.on the widow.  Boarding the houseboat next morning,  the judge performed the traditional ceremonies, before the coffin. Meanwhile  the lady came out of her apartment,  fell on her face before him, and offered  her heartfelt thanks for the kindness  which had prompted him���������������������������the friend of  her deceased husband���������������������������to help her in  her hour of need. Tho present, he had  sent would enable her���������������������������she said���������������������������to  reach Peking, where she hoped to arrange her affairs. She could not tlinnk  him adequate1.*,' in words but "as a token  of my gratitude and devotion, T hereby  give you mv oldest child as your  . adopted daughter." Now in China tc  jsdvo one's child to be .dopted is a  j_^rk   of  %���������������������������::.'.'.'.:::c   _ci   a  favor      too  great   to   he.   ever  the   lady   made   a  daughter���������������������������  A- CIHL FULL OF LIFF A>*D CIUT.AI  AND G.UCE-  who, glancing with wistful awe upon  the stiang.'. benefactor, prostrated herself before him and called him father.  Wu returned ��������������������������� the greetings, recognized  the chiid as his daughter by adoption,  and soon after took his leave. The  same day the houseboat sailed down  the Yaiiglse, bearing the girl, whose  name was Yehonala, (At her birth, a  Chinese girl receives a temporary  name, which is generally suggested by  an object just seen by one of the parents���������������������������as, for .'.stance, a flower." Si.  or seven years later another name ���������������������������  containing a flattering allusion���������������������������is substituted for this, but nobody may'utter  it excepting her grandparents, parents,  and professors. Iler brothers are not  excepted), . ou to" the high seas of  life, where, under the name of Tsu Hsi,  she was to grannie successfully with  circumstance.  Twenty years later the curtain,   was  raised on.tlw second scene of this little  drama.    Meanwhile   a   deep   dent   had  been left on the history of the Celestial  Empire, deeper tb.?-ii any the preceding  hundred years,had made. Hankow-had  been, destroyed   in,  the   Taeping   rebellion, which cost tlie natiou twenty million   lives. fChina,  theretofore   an    embalmed  corpse,    enfolded  iu  silk  cerements,   covered   with   ancient   inscriptions,  was being slowly  shaken  out of  the   lethargy   of   ages.   Monarchs    had  come   and   vanished,   the   dynasty   had  been   endangered,   the   throne   shaken,  the empire itself had well-nigh      gone  to pieces.  But  Wu Tang had  survived  all   changes, plodding   tamely on   with  the flawless serenity of spirit which so  many  of his countrymen  seem to hold  ever at command. Dogged perseverance  and length of service at last won recognition.   Wu   Tang   was   promoted   and  transferred _to the province of  Kan  si.  Joyful he set out on a visit to his new  chief.  But the Marquess Tseng���������������������������a polished  man  of the world  and moderate  reformer���������������������������was" disgusted with the dense-  uess of his new subordinate. Tseng, who  was   striving   just' then.     to      gather  around him a band of enlightened workers, had  uo use  for W . Tang as sub-  prefect, and deemed it his duty to get  the  appointment .quashed.  The Viceroy  accordingly  dismissed  his  visitor  curtly,  and  despatched- a  damaging report  about him  to Pekiug. '*  In the fullness of time there came  a strange reply. Tseng was informed  that the Empress-Eegcut had been  pleased to raise "Wu Tang from the post  of sub-prefect to that of Prefect. At  this the Viceroy marvelled. The Empress, he concluded, could i_ol have received his report. He therefore wrote  again. Quicker than before came the  answer. It was another edict of promotion. It now pleased her Majesty to appoint "Wu Tang to the post of Tao Tai,  or Governor. The mystified Viceroy sent  for Wu Tang. 'Who are your influential friends at court?" he asked. "I possess no friends, no influence, no acquaintances there," was the answer, and its  accents carried conviction. "Then it is  a mistake after all," the Viceroy argued, as he turned the matter over iu  h.sT.Fdr^'an^.'^it^iTi.t^  So he despatched another letter to the  Empress, this time asking that her  Majesty would vouchsafe to honor Wu  Tang with an audience.    ���������������������������  Shortly afterwards the new Tao Tai  was summoned to Peking: On the morning fixed for the audience he entered  the palace in trepidation, his eyes  downcast. Iu front of the imperial  throne, congruously with custom, he  fell upon his knees.-The Empress commanded her awestruck subject to rise  up and draw near. Startled at the voice,  which caused a dim memory to flit before his eyes, the new Tao Tai did as  he wa3 told, his gaze riveted to the  floor. "Look into my eyes," was the  next behest A hasty glance brought  baek Wu Tang's thoughts to years gone  by, and ha recognized in the all-powerful monarch the girl who had once prostrated herself before him as his adopted daughter on the site of old Hankow.  The helpless little Yehonala had become the mighty Tsu Hsi. And he trembled with tumultuous emotions. But  the Empress, in caressing accents, told  him limy glad she was to meet again  the benefactor whose friendly hand was  once stretched out to help her from'  among the weird shadows of the grey  world, at sight of which her child's  heart was swelling. She then dismissed  him to his post, .promising to turn a  deaf car .to all calumnious denunciations  of .him.:' .'���������������������������������������������������������������������������������;��������������������������� . .  But. to return lo her early -career.  Soon after her father was laid to rest  in his native soil, Yehonala was presented at court. The maiden's good.  looks, blithe temperament, grace <\  gait and bearing, and those winsome  ways that elude analysis and are connoted by the word charm, induced the  palace authorities to receive her. Accordingly she entered the "sacred precincts," which no girl candidate, once  admitted, can ever quit alive. Like the  Roman vestals, they arc cut'off from  the world whose pleasures they have  renounced. During several months of  probation .under the eye of the Empress  Mother, their aptitudes are noted, their  defect.-corrected. Mi ir ������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������- .ers poliah-  ?d. Thv"  a:-1.    . -ve in  CORNS Si���������������������������  iou can painlessly remove any corn, eitliei  hard, soft or bleeding, ty applying Putnam's  Corn hxtrac tor. It never burns, leaves no scar,  contains no acids; is harmless because composed  only or healing gums and balms. Fifty years in  use. Cure guaranteed. Sold by all druggists  _c. bottles.  Kef use substitutes.  PUTNAM'S   PAJSMLESS  CORN EXTRACTOR  itiatcd into the ceremonies and rites of  ancestral worship, and trained to conduct themselves as behooves future companions of the mightiest mortal on the  globe. The names of those whoso shortcomings appear glaring or incurable, or  whose positive qualifications seem inadequate, arc gradually struck off the  list of candidates, and even of the  many who arc allowed to com-  pcto, relatively few are ultimately chosen. Yehonala . name,  however, remained, on the books lo the  last, rising iu relative position as time  went on. '   "  On the decisive day' the lists of the  lucky were issued! One girl was gazetted  Empress, ^ two became; lawful spouses,  and the' little orphan with the magnetic  eyes, soft feline ways, royal felicity of  utterance, and imperial voice '  WAS MADE A CONOUBLNE  of fifth'rank.- A splendid success for  the little maiden who had had such a  narrow escape from starvation, this  might well seem but a poor start for one  whom Fate destined to raise to the  throne of China.' For concubines enjoy  few privileges. They are cloistered in a  pavilion, where they fill in -their day  with sewing, embroidery, breeding silkworms, sauntering about the spacious  grounds, or boating on the garden lakes.  They rarely receive their parents, and  never anyone' else. If,' however, one  among them becomes the mother of male  offspring-, she has established her right  to a high-sounding- title during the remainder of her life, a tablet over her  grave, and household worship after  her death. And that seemed the dizziest  height attainable by Hsicn feng's fifth  concubine, who was then a winsome girl  of sixteen. -'  .Five more years rolled over the Empire of China and the harem of Hsiei:  feng. and the fifth concubine had become a favorite. The Son of Heaven,  yielding himself more and more to the  soothing spell of the. daughter of earth,  made her his boon companion, his solace  in trouble, his counsellor at all times.  Within the harem she began to discharge  certain of the functions which belonged  of right to the chief spouse, yet without  arousing the envy of her rival���������������������������a meek,  loving, devoted wife, who felt remorseful regret that she had not yet borne  her lord and. master a male heir. At  last the fifth concubine presented the  Emperor with .a boy, and rose at a  bound to the highest position in the Empire. Festivities were organized at court,  wild rejoicings followed in the capital,  and an amnesty was granted" to criminals. . The Dowager Empress assigned a  separate palace to the mother of her  grandson,, who was thereupon promoted  to the rank of a "western consort"���������������������������the  first spouse being termed the eastern.  Ou the happy mother the Court also bestowed the name of Tsu Ifsi, or '-'clement  benefactress."  At'this period of her career. Tsu Hsi,  native chroniclers tell us. was a girl  with the budding charms of an ideal woman. Prepossessing iu person, she was  so kindly i������������������ manner and suave of disposition that she- won every heart, persuaded every hearer, disarmed envy and^  hatred. .All who came .in contact with  her describe her as a fascinating talker.  Her language abounded in witty sallies,  quaint notions clothed in racy words,  embellished with poetic images, bright  with bursts of musical laughter. People '  loved to listen lo her, were proud of her  notice, and captivated by her smile.  =-Whilc-shc-spoke=nn-iiiteris .-fire=lighte&  her eyes, kindled her mobile tongue, and  as one of her countrymen puts it, "made  her lips drop honey." People of character wore drawn towards her despite  their will, and clever statesmen were  swayed by her despite their intelligence.  A magnetic force seemed lo go out from  her. hypnotising her environment, and  making instruments of all who came  wihtin the radius of its operation. It  was thus that while supplan'iing (he  chief spouse in the affections of the i .n-  peror, she contrived  to win her friend  ship and to keep it. And it is worth  noting, as a proof that she eschewed foul  means when fair methods were obviously  adequate, 'that that same lady, with  whom she lived and worked in amity for.  many years, died a natural death in'  1S81. The eunuchs, who are an all-present, all-powerful, and permanent element at court, were the next to yield to  Tsu Ilsi's fascination. Their obedience  was prompt, thorough, cheerful, theii  co-operation precious, and their attachment partook of the nature of religious  worship. And in this boundless devotion of the powerful body which carried  out all the palace revolutions, lies a  clue to much of what seemed mysterious about her marvellous success. The  Empress remained their staunch friend  until her death. Last year, when reforming or abolishing other antiquated  institutions, she refused to meddle with  the eunuchs.  Another five years passed into history and well-nigh dragged the Mandehu  dynasty with-them. The Taeping rebellion, which stirred the nation to  its foundations, made upon the mind of  Tsu Hsi a deep and lasting impress.  Its victims arc computed at twenty millions. The foreign invasion of China  administered another painful shock. For  the first time m history, it was borne  in upon the rulers of the Empire that  their naive faith iu their superiority to  the rest of  ..6LECTED SCALD .CAUSED  MONTHS OF A6fl._Y.  Spent Dollars ia Vain bi_ Zsir.-B'.k  Cured Her.  Need No Longer  Fear]he Knife  Gravel Easily and Naturally Cured by Dodd's  Kidney PiiSe.  Joseph Pelrine Who Suffered the Tortures of this Terrible Complaint for  Nine Months Tells How the'Old Reliable   Kidney   Remedy  Cured  Him.  Port' Felix East, . uysboi _ county, X.  S., March 22.��������������������������� (Special.)���������������������������That you need  uo longer fear the knife if troubled with  gravel or other urinary 'troubles is the  glad news thai Joseph Pelrine, a well-  known young fisherman here, is telling  his friends.  "I suffered intense pain from gravel  and other -urinary troubles for nine  months," Mr. I'elrinc ..iys. "Hut seven  boxes of Dodd's Kidney l'ill.i cured mo  completely. I heartily recommend Dodd's  Kidney Pills to anyone who is suffering  from gravel or' urinary troubles."  Dodd's Kidney l'ills cure gravel by  curing the kidneys. The urinary organs  are entirely depniilent on th" kidneys.  If the kidneys arc m'. in <:ood working  order they esinnol fi' h  and it combiivs ' '���������������������������  the  body  imv'  ut !.!ie uric acid  r. ���������������������������;iiv'.lifts of  ,i  ���������������������������.I lifts  kidneys   d'"  pass off ir  1.* * .* -4   _    ���������������������������  , MANKIND WAS A DELUSION.  The  Anglo-French    campaign    against  Ohina culminated in the capture of Peking,   the   humiliation of  the   imperial  family,  and   tho  insertion  of  the  thin  edge of the wedge of western civilization  in the massive  realm  of  the far east.  But iu the midst of the wild confusion  at court there was one person who remained  cool.  -When  the Emperor  was  making ready  lo  flee  his capital, and  his panic-stricken courtiers were urging  him to lose no time, Tsu IIsi strove to  dissuade him.   She would have had him  hold his ground and make a fight for  the rights of his house and his empire.  But   her   advice  was   disregarded,   and  Hsien feng repaired   lo  Jeliol -in Mongolia.   Tsu Hsi, ever a model spouse, followed  her  lord and  consort,  zealously  guarding   her   priceless    treasure,- the  five-year-old  son,   through   whpm   she  had won title, dignity and power, and  bereft of whom she would again become  the merest cipher���������������������������secluded for the remainder of he- life in a palatial prison.  .Such  was   the  politcal  debut of  the  charming woman who. as a pretty maiden, had a few years before so narrowly  eluded the grip of misery on the banks  of  the llankiiing  "River.     Within .that  brief span she had raised  herself to a  loftier  eminence  than  that"once  occupied by Semiramis or Cleopatra, Catherine II, or Maria Theresa.   She now held  the destinies of a fourth of the human  race in the  hollow  of her hand.    And-  shc  bore  good   fortune   splendidly.    In  the new as in the old role, she was simple,   ready,  resourceful.. .That  she   retained her modesty is proof that it was,,  deep-rooted, for  her advisers  did their"  utmost  lo cure her of it.    Eitnes> for  great opportunities  and a  capacity  to  create lesser ones were among her main  characteristics..   Success never seems to  have   intoxicated,  nor  failure   to  have  demoralised her.   Jn politics, which may  be described as the. art of ihe possible,  Tsu Hsi, like^thc ���������������������������-world's, great statesmen, was an opportunist. She made the  most of changing circumstance, and V_hcn  unable      to      alter      conditions      lo  suit      her      plans,       she       modified  her     plans    and    adjusted    them    to  tho   conditions. t   Ilouco   .she has   heen  charged by the. Conservatives-with excessive 'readiness   to   humor   the   while  men, and  by  reformers  with harboring  rancorous hatred of everything that was  neither,  CHINESE NOll MANDCHU.  In truth, she merely utilized the foreign  -elemcnfc���������������������������foi-the=good-=of=iher-^enipireH������������������cl-  dynasty, her personal weal. It was ever  her way lo use mankind as a bridge over  which to pass to her goal, and having  reached it she generally tried to draw  Iter people after her.  During her first regency Tsu Hsi, then  iu the flower of her age, indulged, it is  said, iu the passions of a Messaline and  the cruelly of a Bluebeard, putting several of her ohscure favorites to death. A  priori the slory may 1_ true. It is safe  to assume,"however, that many acts of  the regent, which l.uropeans would condemn and Chinese condone, have been  magnified by enemies into heinous  crimes. As a western critic once cautiously put it, "half the calumnies spread  about the lady are in nil probability  untrue." Doubtless Tsu Hsi perpetrated  crimes enough to kindle raptures of  moral indignation in the West. But it  would be well to remember that she  had not only no scruples of any sort,  but no indwelling source of r.ny. A eon-  science formed no part of her equipment.  She dwelt beyond the domain of right  and wrong.  Thus Tsu Esi. who was the first Empress, was also tho last autocrat of  China, an autocrat by nature as well as  by law. In a country where centuries  of 'peaceful toil and military quiescence  had contribtikd to the decay of energetic passions, she was an epitome of  much that was great in healthy human  kingship. And her death was worthy  of her life. Such was Tsu Ilsi's zeal  for the public service that during her  last agony she insisted on being present  at a state council, and, lying dressed on  her couch, she took such part in its  deliberations as the rapid advance of  her malady permitted. For the freshness of her soul was unimpaired in a  body that years had enfeebled and disease undermined. "1 ran bear no more,"  were the last articulate ���������������������������sounds that  passed her lips. A few minutes later the  columnar figure time had dominated  China for over fony years had faded to  a memory-and a . indow. And Hi" p-tl-ii  '.nnia bent down over her pine, rigid  .u _ in silent praver.  .. .1. Dillon.  Following -.vc give the k\:_l:_o:iy cf a i,u!y  who it she luul known ot Zam-l!uk earlier  would havo  been  taved  nine  weeks'  agony:  Mrs. Frederick Bryant, of 10!) Hallway Avenue, Stratford, Ont., _iys:���������������������������"I Kcalded my  foot while preparing supper. Next day tha  akin ea mo off and my fool . t. Irf a serious  condition. T could not wear my choc* and had  to lay up for nine weeks-. During this time  1 used dozens of salves but nor.c did any  Kood, in fact ths wound developed iato a  I'ur.ninj.. sore. I Eot no rest day or night  from tho pnln. At till_ point a supply 'of  Zam-Buk was obtained and a few uppligations  had immediate effect 0in-' soothiag tho pain  and irritation. A small ..apply provsil sufficient to heal the scald, although X IhlS spout  dollars in other remedies. New sitiu'lCu aow  form. 1 nicely over tho open sore.  Zam-Buk is the most wonderful f td effective, remedy J have Uied, aud A advise  others to  use it." <���������������������������,���������������������������  Zsim-Buk   ifi   equally   effective    i������������������   curing:   .  buriid.   _>lr.   Geo.   Gilmcre,   car .taker, of  the  E.   Clements   Block,   Winnipeg,   testifies   a*'  follows:���������������������������"I sustained a series of bad burns  while attending to  the  iurg-e furnace which  heats the buildings.   One bun:  on my    .risi    .  was particularly had and gave n .  groait pain.  I applied some Zam-Buk,  and in  torty-elght.  hours all that remained  of  the burn was a.  .sl.ft'nt   scar.   Kam-Uuk   seamed   to   take   tn.  pain away like mag!..   It Is a_splendid batni  to   keep. handy,   its   healing    powers    being -  simply  Tuarvellcus."  Thero  is  nothing  to equal  Zam-Buk *i_   a    ���������������������������  family balm.   Its  usoa  are  ho" wide. " It-ha������������������  be8ii  proved  a sure cure  for  eciema,'ring-. :  worm, ulcers, abscussos, piles, bad leg, eup- ,-���������������������������  pursuing   -wouud .    cuts,     bruises,    chapped  hands, cold cracks, and all skin injuries and    '  diseases.   Kubbed well into the part affected.1'  it-cures rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, etc.  AU druggists and stores soil at 50c p������������������r box. '  or  i .st  free   from   Zaui-Bulc   Co.,   Toronto,  on receipt of price.-  MONKEY THIEF  Concealed in Master's Pocket He  Managed Many Thefts.  Following  a   shaboily . dressed .. nun,  whose visits  to various  establishment.,',  were, always associated with theft,   the    -  Taris police have stumbled on the extra - -  ordinary fact of a monkey being employ-,.'  cd for shoplifting purpose .   - ?_*'-'  On Tuesday afternoon the man. enter-" v  ed a large'emporium;" and'waa Boon'-iii-"*  .  quiring .the price  of "different trinket*.   " '  As the sak .inauavas'answering his ques-^ ������������������������������������������������������-  tioiiiMi queer-looking head wa. seen1."to* '*  peep .out  of. a,pocket of Jus. overcoat,*': .'  and soon'������������������ paw followed, with'the. result  that  several-Tings, left-that particular;;,  stand, entering into-the selfsame'pocket -  with.the>,paw. and then-the head.  -*. .   ���������������������������".  Presently  the visitor,,after  thanking -  the-salesman for his information, move . , v  ou to a counter where lace was laid out*; ���������������������������  in tempting array.    The employee waa-l-  requested to show some of the moat ".valuable samples, and.once more the head.  and paw emerged from the pocket, anil''  one of the finest,pieces promptly, disap-"   .,  pea rod into that recess. ";', ..._.' ,  The,detectives walked up to tUe.v__i- -\  tor, and -at once arrested him. They als_  captured the monkey, for such it wa3,- "..  which, he had trained to grab at gopda .  while he was keeping the vendors' en-  grossedbyhis questions, as to prices, .nd ���������������������������'  quality.-" /''"'.  The'nian, who is an'acrobatic perform- ���������������������������  er at fairs, perceiving that the game wa* *  up, submitted mildly, but his companion  did not take his own arrest so philoso-   , *  phically, and resisted fiercely.  .=Xh (ujnaii==Av.is^takcn=-to=.tlie=.depot^oI;_==.  ���������������������������onie ]!".  ��������������������������� 2ri'io>- ���������������������������  ,-en their  the Prefecture of Police, and the larcenous monkey to the pound.  USING PURGATIVES  i.JURI:STttl: HEALTH  In the Spring a Tonic is Needed���������������������������  But Not Harsh, Drastic  Medicines.  A spring medicine is an actual necessity to most people. Nature demands it  as an aid iu carrying off the impuritio*  that have a ecu mid a ted in the blood during lhe indoor life of winter months.  But unfortunately thousands of people  who recognize the necessity for a spriny  medicine do not know what i.s best to>  take, and do_e themselves wi'th harsh,  griping purgative.. This is a serious  mi.take. Ask any doctor and hc will  tell you that tho use of purgative medicine weakens the system but does ont  cure disease. Jn the spring the system  need, building up���������������������������purgatives cannot do  this; they weaken you still more. The.'  blood should be made rich, red and pure  ���������������������������no purgative can do this. What is'  needed in the spring is a tonic, aud the  best tonic medical science has yet discovered is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  l.very dose of this medicine actually  makes new, rich blood. This new-  blood strengthens every organ, every  nerve, and every part of the body,  'this is why they cure headaches and  backaches, rheumatism and neuralgia,  and a host of other 'troubles that com*  from poor, watery blood. That is why  men and women who take Dr. Wiliams'  Pink Pills eat well, sleep well, and feel  bright, active and strong. If you need  a medicine this spring try thi3 great  reviving tonic, and see the new life, new  health und new strength it will put into  you. Sold by all medicine dealers or by  mail at 50 cents u box or six boxes for  .������������������2._0. from  the Dr. William.    Medicine  Co., Brockville, Out.  ������������������������������������������������������    o-������������������-^>   Tho pen is mightier than the sword  only   when   it  in ���������������������������-.'.hied   and  abetto.  >y 'the i-ihw.'.l  "V THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  Shoes for  Children  Misses  and Youths  ENDERBY PRESS  Published every Thursday at Enderby, B.C. at  $2 per year, by the Walker Press.  MAY 13, 1909  Comment and Affirmation  t~~x*__x  May 13, 1909  Manufactured by  Getty & Scott  Gait, Ont.  Sole agents for Enderby:  | Enderby Trading Co. Ltd.  mcmean^L jurvm _gm _  tra_____-siJ_-j������������������fc.i  MARA  and  North of Enderby District  Is par excellence adapted to  Dairying, Vegetables, Hay and  Mixed Farming; there is also a  large quantity of the very best  sandy loam, and light clay loam  for non-irrigated apples, pearB,  plums, etc. Ask   for   my  booklet of photopraphs of the  . District. This list [oi properties is not complete, as I am  always.adding to it. If you do  not see what you want, write to  Young Men in Business  ENDERBY has every reason io feel proud of her  merchants, and ,.the size and  quality of the  stocks they  carry.   Not only this, but, as  a town, we are to be congratulated on the thoroughness of their business policy,  and  the   aggressive  spirit  they are showing.   The man  who can't say a good word  for the town he lives in and  the  institutions that make  and attract attention to the  town,   ought to move���������������������������get  out ��������������������������� skedaddle ��������������������������� vamose;  and he of the goggle eye  and  hammer  tongue,  who  cannot see any good arising  out of the aggressiveness of  our business people,  is seriously  an   old paper.    Our I abled to cover' the'tributary  and when he  gets into his  larger quarters in the new  postoffice block, he will give  Enderby  a  hardware   and  plumbing; establishment  of  metropolitan proportions. In  the jewelry  business J. A.  Dake is showing what can  be done by the young man  of perseverance and business  training. He is rapidly bringing to him business from the  Kootenays and all the country touched by the G. T. P.  One would scarcely believe  that a furniture business of  the  proportions  of W.  T.  Hoitby's ..could be built up in  the nine months he has been  established.    Walter Robinson is proving the merits of  a cash grocery business, and  Wheeler & Evans are showing what can be  done by  young men aiming always to  oblige.   Even in the butcher  business Enderby is well provided.   In addition  to the  splendid   establishment   of  Geo. R.  Sharpe,  R.  Blackburn has established a shop,  and  in  putting  a butcher  wagon on the road,  is en-  started. It is surprising that  men will so far forget the  band  as  an  institution to  quibble about  the personal  inclinations of its members  as individuals.   If you don't  like the band's way of doing  business, suggest   a better  way; if you  don't want to  dance, stay at home; ,if the  home band isn't entitled to  as much as we'd have to pay  an outside band, cut it down;  if it isn't worth a dish of ice  cream and cake to have the  band furnish the music gratis  at our lawn parties, church  socials and church concerts,  sell the ice cream and cake,  but don't  knock the band.  The band is the pride of Enderby; the boys deserve great  credit for the way they have  stood together and advaneed.  If at times they adopt a mistaken policy  it  should be  their privilege to rectify it.  Chas. W. Little  Eldernell Orchard  Mara, B. C.  I HAVE placed my entire stock  of electric lamps and supplies  in A. FULTON'S hardware store  and am now prepared to devote  my entire time to electrical work  and installing. Orders, large or  small, promptly attended to.  Estimates cheerfully furnished.  F. V. MOFFET  Enderby  ��������������������������� Agent for the Fairbanks-Morse Gasoline engine  merchants are young men;  alive to the possibilities of  Enderby,  and ambitious to  make the most of those possibilities, and to bring the  business of this  end of the  valley  to  Enderby.     They  realize that we  have been  sleeping  upon  these possibilities too long.   Walk into  the  stores   next  Saturday  evening and see if .we are  not right.   The young men  of the Poison Mercantile Co.  are showing great business  tact  and  thoroughness,  in  the quality of their selections  and the shelving and display  of the goods;   the Enderby  Trading Co., is using its preeminent position to bring to  its business the best that can  be sold and utilized; Arthur  Reeves is bringing his drug  and stationery business up  to   the   highest   standard.  Andrew   Fulton   is   daily  proving what nerve,  ambition and a square deal will  do in building up a hardware  business.    He is gathering  about him a stock and men  second to none in the Valley  district weekly. All of these  things point to a rapidly developing town and district  and the business facilities to  provide for the needs of all.  Don't Knock  IF there is any institution in  Enderby, public or private,  that deserves our commendation and unanimous support,  it is the Enderby City Band.  The childish antagonism that  seems to prevail in certain  quarters, is born of selfishness, bred from a spirit: of  hatred for anything successful, and should be stamped  out before a conflagration is  THE people of the Okanagan have a tremendous  liking for Mr. Leonard Nor-  ris, the government agent at  Vernon. And they have  great faith in Mr. Price Ellison our representative, and  the McBride government.  When word came to Mara  last week from the Hon.  Richard McBride that he had  instructed Mr. Norris to enquire into the needs of the  farmers caught in the fire,  a .feeling of relief spread  over the community. Now  that the government has  taken the matter in hand, it  is morally certain that the  sufferers will be given the  assistance necessary to put  them in a position where  they can help themselves.  IF the Victoria Day celebration is to be a success this  year, every committeeman  must work. The recreation  grounds are in good shape;  Enderby gardens will look  their prettiest, and if the  city will get busy and finish  sidewalking Cliff street at  the point where it is most  seen, and at the same time  clean it up, the town will  present a very attractive appearance. It but remains for  the sports to be good and the  weather fine, and we'll have  a day that all wilf enjoy.  ONE cannot ride over the  burned district without  becoming convinced that the  old snake fence is the greatest communicator of fire that  the bush farmer has to contend with, and it is a blessing in disguise that so many  of them were burned before  the district became more  thickly settled. The replacing of the rail with wire is  a good thing, and wire should  be the fence material in  future'.  IgThe people Back of  Sunshine, Fuma^  H  SEED  For the FARM. GARDEN,  LAWN or CONSERVATORY.  Fruit and  Ornamental Trees  Grown in the only part of the  American continent not infested with the San Jose scale.  Our trees do not hBve to be  fumigra ted and consequently  damaged.  140-Pai_e Catalogue FREE  M. J. HENRY.'Van _ouver,B.C__  NURSERIES  L_n i  Sunshine Furnace is the triumph of sixty  one years' experience���������������������������growth from a small  tins hop to 16% acres of floor space, from a half dozen  artisans to 1,500, from an annual wage sheet of $4,000  to one of $670,000, from a capital of energy to one of  $3,000,000, from obscurity to recognition as Largest  Makers.of Furnaces in the British Empire.  Suns  g US El  was placed on the market the first furnace to be wholly and  solely designed by a Canadian Company. #  j  We employ a consulting staff of furnace experts,  who are     '  continually experimenting with new ideas in order that Sunshine  Furnace   shall not have  to travel on its past reputation  for     '  goodness.  We buy materials in such large quantities that its quality is  guaranteed to us. We have our own testing rooms, so that supervision of construction is exercised down to the finest detail.  9  A. FULTON, Enderby Agent  1  J  \  C :    i  ear and Ladies' Waists  We are showing a choice line of New Goods in Ties for the Men, Wash Skirts and  Shirt Waists for the Ladies: all first-class quality and the latest styles and patterns  Warm-weather Wash Goods  Ladies: You will find in our Dress Goods Department a splendid assortment to choose from in the finest Light-Dress Fabrics as well as the cheaper grades of  Muslins, Lawns and Prints. Come in and let us show you the goods. If we cannot please you, it will cost you nothing and you will have seen and learned much  about the various materials.      If we can suit you in material, we can suit you in price.    It will please us to please you.    We can assure you the goods have quality  Don't overlook our Grocery Department; and remember our SHOES  ENDER  TRADING    CO.,    Ltd. May 13, 1909  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER '  IN   THE   CHURCHES^  CHURCH OF ENGLAND. St Georse's Church,  Services erery Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.  m. Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a. m. and  l������������������t Sunday in month at 11 a. m. durinsr March,  April and May. Same on Friday at 8 p. m. Service  North Enderby at 3 p.m. every alternate Sunday;  Mara, at 3.00 p.m. every alterate Sunday. All cordially invited.   Rev. J. Leech-Porter, B.D., Viear  AN INDIAN FEUD.  METHODIST CHURCH���������������������������Young People _ meet-,  ing, Sunday, 7 p. m.; Preaching every'  Sunday, 7:30 p. m.; Junior Epworth League,  Tuesday, 3:45 p. m.; Prayer Mooting, Tuetday,  7:30 p. n..; Clans Mecttnur, 8;15 p. n . (immediately  after the prayer meeting); Sunday School, 2.30 p.  m. A. N. MILLER, Paator.  PRESBYTERIAN    CHURCH-Sunday  9:45 a. m.; Church service,  11 a. m.;  People's meeting, Wednesday, 8 p.m.  D. CAMPBELL. Pastor.  School  Young  BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.  m.;  Church service, 11 a. m.;   Prayer meeting,  Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.     B. S. FREEMAN, Pastor  CITY OF ENDERBY  CITY OFFICE-Cliff St., office hours, 10 a. m. to  12:80, 1:30 to 4 p. m.; Saturday, 10 to 12:30 m.  City Council regular meeting, every alternate Saturday at 8 p. m. Geo. Bell, mayor: Graham Rosoman, city clerk. Chairman Board of Works, Ira  C. Jones; Waterworks Committee, J. W. Evans;  Finance Committee, D. T. Forbes; Committee on  He .th, Geo. R. Lawes.  POST OFFICE  HOURS���������������������������8 a. m. to 6:30 p. in.; mails close, southbound, 10:00 a.m.; northbound, 4:00 p. m.  SMALL DEBTS COURT  SITS every'Saturd������������������y, by appointment at 2 p. m  firaVmm   RnRnm.in.    Pnlip_   _v_    !_ir_n(-_r\  Graham  Rosoman,   Police  Magistrate.  and   Stipendiary  SECRET SOCIETIES  A.F.&A.M.  F. PRINGLE  W. M.  Enderby Lodge No. 40.  Regular meeting* first  Thureday on or after the  full moon at 8 p. m. in Oddfellows Hall. Visiting  brethren cordially invited.  ''   V. C. BRIMACOMBE  Secretary  I. 0.0. F.  .. tf^ ^^"S'   Eureka Lodge, No. 50  Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, in I. O.  O. F. hall, Metcalf block. Visiting brothers always welcome. H. N. Hendrickson, N. G., A.  Reeves, Sec'y, J. B. Gay lord, P. G.,.Treas.  PROFESSIONAL  D  R. H. W. KEITH,  Office hours:  Forenoon, 11 to 12  Afternoon, 4 to 5 *.  -  Evening, 7 to 8     . .  Sunday, 12 to 1     ;\,.  Office:   BELL BLOCK  ENDERBY  w.  E. BANTON,.  .- jf  1 i; Barrister, Solicitor,  ' Notary Public, Conveyancer,  Offices, Bell Block. Enderby,B.C.  .-:&  pETER BURNET-  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor  ,    ������������������        Enderby, B. C  W  ALLAN DOBSON  Auctioneer  Debt Collector  Real Estate & Gen'l Agent  Intermediary  Enderby, B. C.  ENDERBX  Hotel  The Home of the Old-Timer  and the abode of the New-  Comer. All will find a warm  welcome at the pioneer house  and you'll be made to'feel at  home, no matter when you  hang up your hat.  H. W. WRIGHT, Proprietor  Enderby  News Leaks Out of Warfare In Depths  of British Columbia.  In the remote sections of the interior of British Columbia life is still  held pretty cheap, and although, the  white man is generally safe from molestation the Indians themselves are  wont to settle their little troubles in  time-honored fashion, without calling  upon the courts or representatives of  tho Government to assist them.  The latest of these little affrays is  mentioned in a report just received by  the Attorney-General's Department  from tlie headquarters of the Northwest Mounted Police, which speaks  of two tribes having gone on the war-  pnth, with the result that some ten  men were killed and others injured.  The report goes on to say that further  trouble  is  expected.  The scene of the fight is situated in  the northeast corner of British Columbia, and it is an object lesson of the,  immensity of tlio distances in -this  province and how little is known of  the vast interior spaces,,' that this  foray occurred in the spring of last  year and yet the news has only just  leaked out. The belligerent Indians  were the Dog Eibs and the Sikannis,  who are understood to be old-time  enemies, and the. authorities are not  always able to prevent spasmodic outbreaks from time to time.  A more serious report coming from  the same source is. that a "Roman  Catholic missionary who was traveling  on .the Laird river, alone in a canoe  is thought to have been killed also.  The Indian who brought the news  stated that while Ins effectsjiad been  found, he himself was nowhere.-to be  seen. 0  These events arc supposed to have  taken place near the confluence of  the Nelson and the Laird rivers and  such meagre details as arc known hero  are to be found in the report referred-  to, the essentia] portions of which arc.  reproduced below:  "On June 4 last B. G. Clarke of the  Hudson Bay Co. at Vermillion reported-to me having met an Indian (Dog  Rib) at Hay river post, 100 mile?  north of Vermillion, on the Hay river,  who had come on a hunting trip from  the .Laird river leaving there in the  summer of 1907. and this Indian told  him that the-Si"-anni and Dog "Rib  Indians had been fighting during the  early spring of 1907. Ten men were  killed and several wounded and ho  .believed that move tro.ble would follow. 'The fight occurred near "where  the Laird and, Nelson"rivers join and  on' the Nelson-river.   ,- "  "This; Indian flso reported that p.  brother 'of the' Roman Catholic mission was. traveling on the'Laird river  in a canoe, alone.-.- His canoe, clothing, and food, were found, but''that-  he was missing and .could, not bo,  found. Some of the Indians believed  that he had been killed also.  "The Indian who- niade his statement to Mr. Clarke left at once to  hunt back toward the Laird river,and  will reach there sometime, the next  spring."  A CANADIAN SINGE!.  Mme.   Edvina   Has   Made   a   Hit   In  Covent Garden,  London.  The distinguished amateur does not  often find her way to Covent Garden,  but such a term might almost be applied to Mme. Edvina, who recently  made a successful debut in the part  of Marguerite in "Faust." A Canadian by birth, Mme. Edvina is in private life the Hon. Mrs. Cecil Ed-  wardes, sister-in-law of Lord Kensing-  _ton..though..it isjimderstood that _she_  OW!!  TIME to Paint.  Make your buildings bright and clean  this Spring. We have  the best and most economical paint for you  ijj ' to use.  fcfe- Sherwin-Williams  r_ ...    PAINT, PREPARED,  t_3v'the paint, that  spreads  farthest,  wears longest,  H%|^Ioofcs best/ Made  i$rWi ������������������l pu^st materials.  Nr*a.   A record of forty  * ~ - years of good paint  making behind it.  Sherwin-Williams  ^ P A I Al T O     H"VE   THE L*MEST MM OF  f  M I N  I  O      ANY  PAINTS   IN   THE WORLD  A large stock on hand at FULTON'S HARDWARE STORE  g__B_____WM____s___aw^^  WM. ELSON  Merchant Tailor   Enderby, B.C.  Begs to call the attention of hi* friends and the  public to the fact that he has opened for business  as above, opposite the new Baptist Church, cor.  Mill and George Sts., and solicits the favor of  your patronage.  F. T. TURNER  Plumbing and Steam Fitting  ���������������������������11 kinds of Tin and Zinc Artistes  .spared ���������������������������. .  Rear Evans Blk Ender%  Eggs for Hatching  From prize-winning S. C Brown Leghorns. Cockerel or pullet matinga.  $2.50 per 13. First Enderby ' cockerel  and some nice pullets for sale.  HENRY BRISTOW  Summerland B. C.  has now put off her amateur statu,  and proposes to give herself in all  seriousness to a career for which she  is excellently equipped. It is understood that Mme. Edvina owes her ap-  penranee at Covent Garden to the  chance hearing of her in-Paris, where  she has been studying under M. Jean  de Eeszke, by Mr. Higgins. who forthwith determined to secure an engagement for her in London. In Paris  Mine. Edvina-1 ias been singing for  some time with considerable success  in private and in concerts, and for  the sake of experience she has also  appeared in musical' comedy, and  sung in opera as a member of the  chorus; but it is understood that her  recent appearance was actually, her  first assumption of a leading part in  grand opera on any stage.  Indians  Fought  Fire.  Colin Fraser, one of the best-known  fur-traders of the north, has arrived  in Edmonton with his annual harvest  of'peltries.  Mr. Fraser stated that he was present at Fort Chipewyan, which is 600  miles north of this city, at tho time  of tlie fire at the Roman Catholic Mission in June. The fire broke out in  the night, and when the alarm was  given tho storehouse ' was in flames.  About sixty Indians turned out with  kettles, and managed to put the fire  out with water from the lake. A large  amount of the stores for next year  were burned and several sleigh  dogs; but the priests' house and the  mission wore saved. Great credit is  due to George Lontiet, steersman on  the H. B. Co.'s boat, and Captain  Kelly for their work in checking the  flames.  Boost and we'll all boost with  you; knock and you'll knock alone  w  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������\ror -  Enderby"  When you get expert,  opinion, it usually costs  money and you have  to  go.alter it,  but  when expert opinion  comes to you unsolicited,  it means,. that,', there  must have been somer  thing worth while to  bring it.    The Noble  Advertising - Agency  of Vancouver'" has the *  placing of' all' the'big -  advertising    of   the  coast metropolis. This  agency;, knows what a  printer should do with  type.   And when such  an   organization    of  practical type artists  l5top=work^to=write-a^  letter like this it indicates  that  they are  well pleased:  FILLING THE  SILO.  Cutting  and  Packing to  Get the  Best  Results.  The cultivating of silage com should  be as thorough as for any corn crop,  and it safe to say tin- more thorough  the   cultivation   the   better   the' corn  Many   mistakes   have   been   made   by  planting a variety of corn which will  not mature.    The corn should  be cut  at the stage of maturity when it contains the largest peiveniage of digest.- \  ble nutrients.    This is when the kernels are  well  glazed and  beyond the  roasting stage, but not dead ripe. Then   .  every portion of lhe plant is eaten and  is uot only palatable,  but it contain.  a    higb    coefficient    of    digestibility.    '  Should  the corn  get  too ripe or  be-   ,  youd this stage it should be well wet ,  ted  down   with   water.< and  you   will,  have good results ^        . 'v    -     .  I believe (hat the next day after the,,/  silo is filled tbe lop should,be wetted',  'down, using as much as two or three   -  gallons to the square foot of surface. V.  j writes J.  P.   Fletcher  in.' Homestead ' "  This settles the  top  and. prevents .Jt :  from - drying  ont   toos much'-, with' tht- ,<.'.  heat generated.    The corn  should' be;; '  .cut, if possible.,one-fourth of'an irict V"^  at the longest.    The shorter it is" the* "  better and tighter it will pack/ When ���������������������������, ,"  you do not use a pipe down, the",silo ''S  two men should  be inside, so. as  t.,.  thoroughly    distribute " the    ensilage.';.' -  tramping and packing it tight around;"-' .  the edges and keeping the outside high- *���������������������������   ;  er than the center.-  Be sure to get tlie .'..'  ensilage thoroughly mixed," not letting"'/  the light stuff be by itself, as .t\wili'.\-.  settle more than the other and leave ail,',  spaces.   This should not be overlookea ',���������������������������,  to get the best-results. ' If your core  - -"  becomes  too  dry.   be sure to  wet _ii .-;,,"  down well with water. -���������������������������        ,   v ��������������������������� ; '<'-":,...;>  -  After your silo is filled, 'no matted,. ":  how well it has been.,tramped cdown'1-..; -  and settled in filling, it" will settle, ' un-V'-v  evenly, and unless itus leveled off-arid',".%5  ���������������������������V.I  .*  tramped well three or four times aftei^.^M  it  begins to settle"-there will;_be,conV .--"."���������������������������  siderable loss of ensilage on^ top.' -.B.v..."'rE_i|  .arefully    leveling '-' the" silage''every^'1''  morning  for  truee or- four*.mornings^���������������������������������������������?|  after'filling ami tramping'it .thoroughly* X^r'M  around the edges and with the .wetting;-'"'  "oil1 top this loss will be "'reduced' to"'; a,?  . _  .-w  A stream.of^water as large?,-.J.il  pencil - or. larger /should ;be..v������������������I..'|  minimum.  <,as :a;lead  .constantly ,'un on the^blpwer'or'c^ier^jj.?^  In this way fairly good'ensilage can .beV? ."J  made Jof corn'that";for one reason-oiv{_  ...  .other has become dry". ;���������������������������. V-V ' . >"- r\ ..v.v,  "s ~-'"' ��������������������������� "    '���������������������������' ���������������������������"' ?*: ���������������������������-%*������������������������������������������������������-'A tc*&*  The Way: For Two.  Though  love,   they  Bay. ��������������������������� ,"wil).:<flnd - thai".  1    -way.",    - -;'���������������������������',:   ;....; -, ,;>.;  ,_There's one.thing may delay it���������������������������, -1.. . ;/��������������������������� .J  'The lover's mind is taxed .to flnd'^ ,'; >" ."  ��������������������������� The wherewithal to pay-it. /'-1', ,<-.''- "���������������������������{;".  ������������������������������������������������������'''-..', . -^St. Louis Republid - 4-'  I, J.-.'''    ���������������������������  Outlawry. -  -._,,..^i-  "An outlaw ballplayer," she repeat-]������������������_;'.  ed in a puzzled way.   "Why,-hdidn't f-*:.  suppose  they'd  let, an' outlaw '"play.1*i". .,  What did he do?"',       '   -   .   . \ ' ",7%%'  "Him?  Stole a "base."���������������������������New drleaM-^'f  Times-Democrat ' '"'"'-. '   -" - '\& -JS  Not as a Horse.-. ":\.   *  As the auto bumped'recklessly by  '  My friend said, "Of course we'd deny  ���������������������������    It is feeling its,oats,-"  .*", ' ',���������������������������  ;���������������������������  -- But the'speeding denotes ���������������������������'      ,���������������������������_ V  That the chauffeur is feeling" his rye. .  ���������������������������Pittsburg Post. '*  :_c-V  - "They  = .hey .!_=_  Unpardonable)' ^ -',-  are ",not   smart \people.  are  ______  Vancouver, B.C., May 5, 1909  Gentlemen: We are just writing to  congratulate you on your new account  form. It is as fine a piece of printing  as we have seen in this office for some  time.. Good for Enderby!  Very truly yours,"  Noble Advertising Agency, Ltd.  The Enderby Press, Enderby  We have just added wood-type fonts, and are prepared  to turn out something pretty good in the poster  line, as well as your business stationery.  "Oh. dear, no," answered Miss Fri-  velton.   "He wears last,year's,clothes,  and  she  uses  last season's  slang."���������������������������  Washington Star. . . - ,  '    .Charts Da<*wln.   ������������������������������������������������������.        /-  Charles ' Darwiu "was so weak i lV  health that but lor the wife and ehii-  ilren who saved him from trouble ana  gave hiiu the leisure of a peaceful  home he would probably never have  made bis great discoveries.      "_"/"~ "~~���������������������������  - a ���������������������������_  The Caterpillar.  A caterpillar will devour 6.000 times  Its own weight In food In the course .of  n ninnMi ��������������������������� '   ���������������������������  The Walker Press  Enderby  PqvyvVN Rt Pa Plumbing and  Eavt Troughing and all kinds of Sheet Tin  and Copper work.  Jobbing Work given prompt attention.  Corner Hudson and Alexander Sts.  Repairing and  SALMON ARK  Working Harness, Saddles, Repairing  Anything you need, in stock* <��������������������������� *,   <  J. W. Evans,?NA#^^^^ ' Enderby  A Home for tbe Summer  It will not cost you much  more to be really comfortable  'or the summer vacation than  to " rough it" in a tent.  A small Want Ad. in our  classified columns will bring  you replies from people who  have desirable places to rent.  <_������������������HUM Km .f B  W. HaOort,  ���������������������������  ' '"  o THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEJSKLY  y  May  13, 1909  MsasmwrnssmBmsaasssaaaaBif.  __9E_������������������@a������������������BB  iai!__'1_ffmwpE_gs_^  ���������������������������  aeon o:  will be observed in good form  ictoria Day  WBaasnamamm e_5_������������������sh3s_hh5sh_  ^Day-_f-H_aw_~Promi^^ young and"  Old; and a field of Sport for all to witness  fB^ssss^mBOBSKaunaBsmaBBa,  Program will be published next week.    Two bands of Music.    Swiss Bell  Ringers and Band Dance in the Evening Li������������������  May 13, 1909  THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  WHY  PayRent?  When you can  build a home to  Suit Yourself  ??  Seasoned  Lumber  Always on Hand  also a full line of building ma-  terial. Estimates cheerfully  furnished  A. R. Rogers Lumber Co.  Limited  Enderby B> Ci'  LETS  QUICKLY  DISPEL  THAT  "BEFORE- BREAKFAST"  GROUCH  Made at Enderby  Always fresh  Better and cheaper than any imported Breakfast Food    .  When you use. Wheatlets you are  patronising a home industry  You are buying an Enderby pro-.  duct ,  Do you know any reason why  you should hot use Wheatlets/  The Columbia Flouring Mills  Company,  Ltd.  Enderby B*   *"  We-can  still show  the Goods  Some prime  stall-fed  beef  cut at the present time  Our Sausage is still  Leader  -Fifih-and.Poultry__ _  Dr. Verner in Trouble  Dr. Thomas Verner of North  Vancouver, charged with performing a criminal operation,  was committed for trial at the  conclusion of the preliminary  hearing before Magistrate Williams last week.  The testimony of his accuser,  Miss Blanche Choquette, aged 21,  was the chief evidence.  Following her statement, Dr.  McLeod, who had been called in  consultation, was sworn. He  said he had been called and Dr.  Verner was on the case. The  girl was sent to the hospital.  She told him she had brought  the trouble upon herself.  Mrs. Marie Louise Choquette,  the girl's mother, was the last  witness.   She said the first she  knew of what had been done to  her daughter was when on   a  certain Monday her daughter became worse,  and Bert Barclay,  the man who was said, to have  been responsible for the girl's  condition,  sent for Dr. Verner.  He came in the afternoon, but  she could not see very well what  he did at the time.   Dr. Verner  later advised calling a physician  in consultation, and Dr. McLeod  was called.   Later she asked Dr.  Verner for money and wanted a  check.   She explained there was  no intention to blackmail,   but  that she desired to secure a payment from the accused physician  as she believed it would be a  strong acknowledgement of his  guilt and she wished to trap him.  She said she had been advised to  do this by LeBaron, a private detective, who is working for the  prosecution.  I The defence did not introduce  any testimony, and the cross-  examination of the prosecution's  witnesses was not severe.  Mr. D. G. MacDonnell undertook the cross-examination and  disclosed the probable line of defence. He brought out forcibly  the fact that the girl had told Dr.  McLeod she herself was responsible for her condition. She again  stated that she told this at the  request of Dr. Verner.  She was then asked if it were  not a fact that her mother had  gone to Dr. Verner and demanded money, threatening exposure  if he did not pay.   She said it  Wire  14.25 per Keg  We Sell the Canadian Fairbanks Gasoline Engines and  Power Pumps.   ^S*SS^_S^^  superiority over all other make*  St us have the highest height you want to ralse watered  we will tell you the cost. .  _7Tii7Til^7r _���������������������������<r_c Refrigerators, Gasoline and Oil Stoves, Ice Cream Freezers..'  Hot Weather uooos Scree* Doors and windows  i , * _  - . ��������������������������� ���������������������������  All the latest and best Washing Machines: The Water Motor, The Past Time,, The New Century  Barrel Churns all sizes.   We can give you anything in Hardware or Farm Machinery at prices ���������������������������  c that cannot be beaten. ..  Fulton's Hardware, Tin and Plumbing Works  ' CLIFF STREET  ENDERBYfB. C  on  G. R. Sharpe,  Enderby, B. C.  Wheeler & Evans  agents for  House of Habberlin  Come and leave your order-for  new Spring Suit.  The Latest Styles at Lowest Prices  Just received.^ Spring shipment  of Hats, Boo.3 & Shoes, etc  Try a bottle of our Liquid Veneer  for your Spring Kouse-cleaning  .   Soldin26cand50ebottles  Fresh Groceries always on hand  R.   BLACKBURN  was a fact, and when Dr."Verner  told her about it she approved of  his refusal to enter into any negotiations with her mother. She  also said she told Barclay of this  endeavor to get money from Ver  ner and he also disapproved.  Dr. Verner, following his arrest  was released oh a $20,000 surety  bond signed by Messrs. J. S. Em  erson, William Bailey, William J.  Irwin and Albert R. Steacey.  Mr. Scultze said that they have  not yet made up their minds as  to whether their client will elect  for a speedy trial before the  judge or await the assizes.���������������������������Van  couver Province.  after hearing all the crown's'  testimony and the accused physician's evidence, which flatly  denied the girl's story at every  point.  The  court   declared   that it  could not accept her story, not  even being favorably impressed  with the manner in which she  gave her evidence,  while Mr. D.  G.  Macdonnell,  K. C, again repeated that in this case the defence had to do with blackmailers  as the chief crown witnesses; The  story of Blanche Choquette was  entirely   beyond    belief.    The  crown was wrong in its dates,  and   had   hopelessly  failed to  establish its case.   The   doctor  was emphatic in his denial of che  whole story.   Thereupon the case  collapsed.   Mr.   S.   D.   Schultz  appeared with Mr.  D. G. Macdonnell  for  the   defence,   Mr.  Charles Wilson, K.C, acting for  the crown.   The doctor was congratulated by his friends upon  his acquittal.  Where We Learn Sidestepping  "Jack, I'm grieved to hear that  you have lately told your mother  several falsehoods. This cuts me  to the heart, my boy," said a  father, v/ith stern pathos. "Always tell the truth, even though  it may bring suffering to yourself.   Will you promise me?"  "Yes, father."  "Very well. Now, go and see  ^who4s4.nocking-at_the_dpor.._If  it's about the dog license, say  I'm not, at home. That's a good  boy."  PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.  A great city is springing into being in British Columbia.  It is'Pririoe Rupert-the city of destiny.     ��������������������������� -  Prince Rupert is the terminus of. the  Grand Trunk  Pacific-the emporium of Northern British Columbia, Alaska -  and the Yukon-the centre of the great fishing industry of  the north-and destined to be one of the great commercial ,  and industrial centres of population on the continent. ���������������������������.  Between 2,000 and 2,400 lots will be offered for sale by-.  public Son in Vancouver, B. C, May 25th to 29th. Term?:  one-quarter cash; balance one, two and three years at 6 per  cent, interest. .    >.'���������������������������.'-'",  Titles are absolutely indefeasible, which means .  that all titles are guaranteed by the Government of ;���������������������������  British Columbia.    ;.     .: , -^ :-  I No city in the making  ever presented to^the world \,  1   greater possibilities than Prince Rupert..... What. San . Fran-.  I    Cisco is to California-what  Portland is to, Oregon-what  r Seattle is to Washington -and what Vancouver is to Southern:;..  3   B. C, Prince Rupert will be to the great .developing region-;,  to the North. ' V"'. .....---->.'.'"_. ..���������������������������":?*  For maps and further particulars, write,  CD. RAND,  Agent for Government and Railway,  Vancouver, B. C.  9  CITY MEAT MARKET  Case Collapses  Dr. Verner elected for speedy  trial, before Judge Mclnnes, and  of-the trial the Province says:  "I have no hesitation whatever  in acquitting the accused. It is  a case which the crown must es-  A share of your patronage is so- tablish beyond all reasonable  licited. Metcalfe Block, Cliff doubt> and it ia far from being  St, Enderby.    Town delivery. *���������������������������  Fresh Meats  of all kinds.   Fish and Poultry  in season  Bank of Montreal  BT_S������������������SHSSS^|:";;  -HeadQmcerMontreal^London-Office^46--47^Threadneedle_St._E.^  A General Banking Business Transacted  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT ^JSS&iSZ&J?  Brandish & Baird  Plain and Ornamental  PLASTERING, LATHING  Brick and Cement work.    Hard  Wall  work a specialty.  proved."  His honor Judge Mclnnes late  yesterday thus disposed of the  charge against Dr. Verner of  having performed a criminal  operation upon Blanche Choquette  Call and inspect my stock of Furniture, Carpets- and Linoleums. Another car of high-class furniture will  arrive in a few days  FiriesB^he Country  "Enderby is a charming villiage with city airs.  When Paddy Murphy shook the snow of Sandon  off his feet he came here, and now owns one of  finest brick hotels in the country. Although  Paddy is an Irishman from Michigan, he. calls his  hotel the King Edward. In addition to the excellence of the meals, brea toast is served up to 10  o'clock which is an added attraction for tourists.  ' (Extrftct from Lowery'* Ledce.)  King EdwardHotel,Sl.tiMURPHY Enderby  Livery t Feed Stables  EVANS & MACK ENDERBY  - ; .* _  .. ��������������������������� ��������������������������� .  W. T. HOLTBY  Furniture Dealer and Undertaker  BRADLEY BLK.      ENDERBY  MOWAT  Buy   and    Boost   Home  Products.   It pays-BIG.  Fire, Life, Accident Insurance  Agencies  SS_S3SSS"������������������-5������������������t. taTtaur no room for  doubt a. to ita value.  The Llrerpool & London & Globe Ins. Co.  The Phoenix Insurance Co. of London.  Briton America Assurance Co.  Boyal Insurance Coof. Liverpool (Life dept)  The London & Lancashire Guarantee A  Accident Co., of Canada.  BILL. BLOCK, ENDERBY  / a  THE ENDERBY PRESS. AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  STOMACH INDIGESTION  Vc-ru-na Strikes  al  the   Root of tin  Trouble.  FARMER'S THRIFT.  Millard Oek.ra _ui H a hvnw'v living  ni-ir Owo. ;o. Midi. _.cioiitiy ho rc-turn-  t-d Iran. :>, nicst.in-oi'it.ibl;; nnd dolighti'iil  journey lo Lansing.  A family which was moving to Lan-  f-.in.ii; offered him $!0 to take a load oi*  household good-; lo lhehirt.r���������������������������city, .lie  loaded .he hires and .ponf.it.-_ on a lmv-  rnek sloii.ii and started out.  The .-first day lie made over half the  di'rtane.-. and -laved' with a la rm.r nil  night, ('nine a thaw :usti the next day  O.k.nnau had to '-.zigzag ali over the  l.l.inv.iv  to   find  snow   for  hii   runner*.  I. null v  ���������������������������ached   Lansin...     'Hi. re  lie  MB. 3. J. MflSSEY.  Mr. S. ..'Mas-;?... formerly a resident  of Toronto, and a well-known business  man. writes from 2-17 Liny slr-.c ... Mont-  roal. Queliea*  "I wish to testify to Uic good results  1 have derived from the use. of Peruna.  "Ii'a.vi__g been troubled for several  years with catarrh of the head, I decided to give I .Tuna a fair trial and J  cam. truly say I have received great benefit front it. use. Tt evidently strikes  a. the very root of the tr_ith!.e find1 good  re.11 Its are soon noticeable.  "I have also found Peruna a very  valuable remedy for stomach trouble  and   indigestion.  "[ have no he.ilanr.y whatever in recommending Peruna a* a reliable catarrh  .remedy."  Then:,  re several kind������������������ of indigestion.  The trouble may be due to sluggishness of the liver, deruiiwnon. of the  Ik. v.Is. enlargement of th. pancreas, or  it may be duo to the stomach itself.  % In nearly all cases of stomach indigestion catarrh of tlio stomach isHiie cause.  'Che only permanent relief is io remove  the catarrh.  Peruna    has   become    well-known tlie  world over as a remedy in such cases.   *-���������������������������-. ���������������������������  Wild Foxes in Chicago Park.  Two red foxes are roving wild in  "Washington Park. The animals are living in holes, slinking forth at night to  trap their prey. Indiana is believed to  be 'the former home of the invaders of  civilization. Unlike other such animals  found abroad in Chicago, which have  been traced to former owners, these  foxes are thought to know nothing of  the restraint of man aud to have wondered from an unsettled district of Indiana  to Washington  Park.  In former -winters Washington Park  was almost colonized by rabbits, but  this winter the long eared creatures  have been comparatively scarce. It is  believed the foxes have made prey of  the rabbits and decimated their lumbers.���������������������������Prom   the   Chicago   Daily   News.  found thai the wrong addr.*s had been  gi\eu him by the. mover, lie was several hours in discovering .'hern the  goods belonged, so thf third day rolled  around before he started back.  Stooping for a neighborly chat with a  man whom he met on lhe road ten miles  t hi., side of La using an opportunity to do  a lift!, horse trading arose. Ockerman,  after two hours' bargaining, sold his  sleigh for ;,-_ cash and traded one of his  fine" horses for another horse and . cow.  Driving his live stock before, him he  continued Ids journey on foot. When  night overtook him hc turned into the  barnyard of '" a farm-house., sure,  of a 'welcome. Al supper he learned that  there was lo be a dance at tiie place  that night, but that the fiddler had disappointed. 'Fortunately Mr. Ockerman  is a good violinist aud offered his services, lb- did so well at the dance .hat  the next morning Lhe farmer presented  him wilh an old buggy with which to  continue his journey.  A few miles further on he got a  chance to sell tho, horse, which had belonged fo the team, and as the offer  war advantageous he promptly closed it.  Oek.riiian "had   left   Owosso   with     a.  tram of horses and sleigh.   Tie returned  with a. horse, a cow. a buggy and $_C0 in  cas11.���������������������������Detroit News.   ��������������������������� **���������������������������   Coldest City in the World.  Yakutsk, in Eastern Siberia, is said  to be the coldest city in the world. It  i.s the great commercial emporium of  J. .stern "Siberia, and the capital of the  Province of Yakutsk)', which in most  of its area of .... 17,003 square miles is  a bare desert, the soil of which is frozen  to a great depth. Yakutsk)- consists of  about .four hundred houses of P.uropean  structure, standing apart. The intervening spaces are occupied by Avintcr yoort?,  or huts of flie northern nomads, with  earthen roofs. The doors arc covered  with hairy hides and. the windows are  of ice.  llT'^AMPION"  GAS and GASOLINE  EKQ.MES  tt must give satisfaction or you don't  pay (or it.  SOLD   ON    TRIAL  J* tt_3 only Oae.!t_������������������ Engine U_at you can trt  befoi. you buy. I know whet tl������������������e "Champion" ���������������������������will do. and I wu. you to ba fuHr  acttsflad with it b-T.ro you pay for ft. T_e  prico ia low. . .ill partioulM. free.  Wm. Gi"Jespie. Dept. "M"  98 Front St. East, Toronto  -*-*-o-  k WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I -will sond free with full  instruction., my fcoraa treatment whlc'a  Dostlvely cure? Leuoo rrlioea, Uloerition,  D-Uvplacements, Falling o. .tie "vYomb, Painful or Irregular periods, Uterln. and Ovar-  =ia[i���������������������������Tumor8=or���������������������������Growihsf^also���������������������������Hot���������������������������! .ushes,-  Nervouunoss. Melancholy, Pains In tbe Head,  3acl. or Bowel., Kidney and madder troubles,  where caused by weakness peculiar to our  *ex. You can continue treattueut at home at  a coet ot only 12 cents a week. My book,  ���������������������������'Woman's Own Madlca.1 Adviser," also sent  __. on re_u.it. Writ, to-day. Address,  "Mrs.  M.  Summers,  Eo._ H.    .   Windsor, Out.  A   Treasure.  At the dinner of the Cab Driver..'  .Benevolent Association _ir .quire ._an-  oroft told a story of a young lady who  tendered the fare of a shilling at the  end  of  a journey.  "JJalf a moment, mis.," said ihe driver.  "Arc you  married.'  "Xo.   Why  do   you   ask!-"  ' .ccnuse,"   was  the   rejoinder,   "when  you   do   marry,   whoever   gets  you   will  have  a  treasure.   Ton  make.) a  bub go  further  than   anv  gal   .1   know."���������������������������from  Tit-Bits.   ������������������-o~e   Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere.  Thrifty.  Hubby���������������������������What!     Another   new  dress?  W'ifey���������������������������Well, don't !>e _ro .. .[ bought  it   with my   own  money.  Hubby���������������������������Vour own': Whore did you  get it  from?  V.if.y���������������������������1 sold your fur coat.���������������������������Philadelphia   Inquirer.  Debts  of  Big  Cities.  The magnitude of New York's present  funded^ indebtedness   stands   ont   strikingly when compared with the debts of  the. ten next largest American cities:   ���������������������������  Per Capita  Gross Funded Gross Funded  Cttv. Debt. Debt.  so*  HOUSE CLEANiNG  fastest! G. being a mono-  s.or.oi.5 drudgery fcccom _s a  labour of love when Sunlight  iiespsyot. Remember���������������������������Sua-  J.ght does all the work,  at "sali tbe cost and ia  hz\i the time o. otS.e.  An Awful Accident.  Willie had tried by various means to  interest his  father in  conversation.  "Can't you sec I'm  trying to read?''  suit." the   exasperated     parent.       "Now  don't bother me."  Willie was silent for almost a minute.  Then,   reflectively:  ^A_TCf-ul__accddeiLt__iji_^U!.e^^ubv_.ay___tp_v  da)  Father, looked tip with interest.  "What's that?" he asked. "What was  (he accident in the subway?"  "Why," replied Willie, edging toward  the door, "a woman had her eye on a  scat and a man sat on it."  -��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������  A Woman's Sympathy  Aro vou discouraged? Is your'doctor'3  hill a heavy flmineiai load? I.s your pain,  a, huavv physical burden? I know what  ihc-i. mean to delicate women���������������������������I have  been discouraged, too; but learned how to  cure myself. I want to relieve your burden... Why not end the pain and stop the  do.tor's bill? I can do this,fur you and  will If you will assist mc.  All you need do is to write for a free  box of the remedy which has been placed  in my hands to bo ������������������iven away. Perhaps  this one box will cure you���������������������������It'lias done so  for others. If so, I shall be happy and  you will be cured for 2c (the cost of a  .wst.fje stamp). Your letters held eonll-  d-ntlallv. Write to-day for mv free treatment. MRS. F. Ii! CURRA1I, Windsor, Ont.  Identified   Easily.  "This," remarked Mr. Cane, "is my  photograph with 'my two French poodles.  You recognize me, eh?"  "I think so," said Miss Softe.  "You  are the on) with  tho hat on,    are you  not?"���������������������������Philadelphia   Inquirer.   '-���������������������������*-+-+   Minard's   Liniment  Cures   Burns,  etc.  He Was Satisfied.  "A Alaine man, notorious for his 'nearness,' "���������������������������' says a New Engbuuler, "one day  went into a meat shop in Portland and  inquired the price of a certain soup bone,  ���������������������������'The proprietor of the shop, himself a  generous fellow, said iu answer to a  question from the old uwtii, ''Oh, Fll give  you that.'  'The old man, who is hard of hearing,  put a hand to his car, as though he had  but faintly caught the butcher's reply.  'Can't you" lake something off that!' he  asked, querulously.  'The dealer look pitv on him.  "'Yes,' said he; 'calf it 10 cents.'  "..hereupon the old man went away  with the comfortable sense of having  driven n good bargain,"���������������������������Harper's  Mouthl..  Books to Spanish  Students' Tasts.  The librarian selected a book entitled  '"���������������������������'. arming in the Ohio Valley.''' "Will  you give, tiiis to that young man waiting ul 'the desk'.'* she said to an assist-  ant. "He is a Spanish siudent learning  to read .English, and 1 think this will-  suit liim."'  "That sounds like a very unpromising'  subject I'or a student in Knglish Lo  tackle," a friend remarked.  "It would be uninteresting fo anybody  but a Spanish student," said the librarian, "but the. Spaniards run fo fanning  literalure. Wlien training beginners in  English of nny other nationality something sprightly in the way of fiction or  travel usually is recommended: but not  to the Spaniard. Nine times out of ten  it is a work on ayriculturo that he will  make the best progress in."���������������������������From the  Baltimore Sun.  Laid W__fc!_  Guar nn? eodfot* 2 0 years  FREE t'u.sellingi. i!o7.oiiCobalt Gold Inkleas 1 .ana at 5c.  each.  Theso pens  writs a>  beautiful color by simply dipping in   .ater.   No ink required.    .Vi-ito to-day.   V/o  trust yon with the pons, sell  thera aud return tlie money  and win thi.. Hitle beauty  Gold Fin.shad Watch anil  also a lovely Tea Set Freo  COBALT COLD PEN CO.  Dopfc  uo Toronto, Out.  Not Kind of Publicity Desired.  'William Tianley. a DiiluUi cruiser and  timberman,- tells a story of .Indians and  tho importance, of personal publicity in  a redskin. I_aiiU_' wis in charge of t  big drive on the St. Croix l'.iver. aud la  the vicinity of Taylor's l.-'alls a big ja.m  occurred. .Among the drivers were half  a, dozen Indians. They were good men  on the river and held up their end with  the while men. One, day. while inspecting tho jam Jiaiiley pased the six Indians. In a spirit of good nal,,w> '���������������������������" ''"''  (ul the .Indians and said:  "Break   that jam.   boy  .������������������735,0S .123 -_ 177.7.  ..    25.958.000 10.07  ..    71. .2.1.720 476.1  ..    10,427,173 ; 25:90  ,.   104,200,706 170.90  ..    34,834,040 62.29  .'.'���������������������������'   40,750,2315 0.1.36  ..    30,309,261 60.61  .'..    20,727,862 4C.06  New   York   ..   ...  Chicago   . .   .....  Philadelphia   ..  St.  Louis      Boston    .  Pittsburg ���������������������������..-;��������������������������� ...  Baltimore  ..   ... .  Cleveland   ....    ,  Buffalo...   ...   ...  San   Francisco    -.5,805,600 9.66  Cincinnati     47,143,743      124.06  This start ling; contrast is somewhat  qualified if one oou.idors the comparative wealth of these cities as represented by the assessed valuation of real  and personal property subject to their  taxation. I>j 190S the total assessed valuation of all taxable property, personal  aud real, in the city of New York, was  $7,158,190,400, as against ������������������6,030,135,-  691 for the oilier ten cities taken together..���������������������������from Henry Bruei.'. "NV.v  York's Nine-I hind red- Million Debt" iu  the March Ccnturv.  ISSUE ��������������������������� JNO.   12, ���������������������������'���������������������������1909  HELP WANTED.  EN WANTED IX EVEUY LOCALITY  i'i to advertise our goods, tack up show-  cards in all conspicuous places and distribute small advertising; matter. Cominisslou  or salary, SS:> per moiitb, and expenses, $4  per day. Steady work the year round; entirely new plim; uo experience required.  Write' for particulars. Royal Itemed/ Co.,  London,   Out.,   Canada.  ,4 GKN'rS.Vv-AN'TJSD TO WOH1C LT A TEA  XV   route.   Alfred Tyler," Loudon, Oat.  A . AGENT WANTED IN l.VKItY TOWN  XV 10 handle our line of specialties; enormous .sale anions: business men; write fo:-  particulars; aatnole, -0 cents. .Sterling Specialty   Co.,   2.'i Toronto street,  Toronto,   Can.  MEN ANT) WOMEN���������������������������TO S1SLL TITUS  siloi-lihu. durnor; fits on any sowing  nun.line: a I'.ooii to housekcejers; biff l>ro-  :'i?    .\. .UiiKTi   .lies-her,  1'ort llopo, Oat^   .������������������������������������������������������ o-  ��������������������������� urc hc ha.il-  [111 d   I'll   pul  .1.   1    _ 1 _ IV l_.Lt X U      _J" ������������������ Ut _".--_. Him 1    ** fll V  your mimes in the paper.'-'  ''.Ugh!'' responded one. alter a pause.  ���������������������������'_.i_ Tndiiins dead in paper, but we no  see   it."���������������������������Clevelaiul  Leader.  "Minard's Liniment Co.. Limited.  (Jenfletufln.���������������������������_ly tiau^ht.r, .K������������������ years  old. was thrown from a- sleigh, and ^injured her elbow so badly it remained  stiff and verv painful for three Years.  .Four bottles of .WIZARD'S L1NLUKNT  com[iletely_ curi'd_her and she has not  1. en IroiiBTei.-i'or two years.  Yours trulv.  J. B. LI\:ESQLT1 _.  Si. ."Joseph, P. 0.. _\n._r. .18, 1000.  Getting Down  to Brass Tacks.  **'[  love  youl'''  "I've heard that before."'  "f worship you madly."'  ''Loose talk."  "[ cannot live without your love!"  "'Get some new stuff."  '���������������������������Will you marry me?"  '���������������������������'Well,   now.   there's   sonic   class     to  that."���������������������������Cleveland  Leader.  , ������������������-������������������<������������������   All on  Account of  His  Name.  Upguardson���������������������������How did Smil.y's breach  of promise suit against that rich widow  come- out?  Atom���������������������������They laughed htm out of court.   ���������������������������  +��������������������������� .   A new discovery.Has more  TejuvenatitiK. vitalizing  force than h������������������s ever before  been offered Sufferers from lack of vipor and  vital weakness which sap the pleasures of life  should take C. N. One box will show wonderful results. .Sent by innil in plain package only  on receipt of this advertisement and one dollar.  Address, The Nervine Co.. Windsor. Ont.  C.c N.  SLEEPLESS LITTLE BABIES  ARE SICKLY BABIES  When babies are restless, sleepless and  cross i't is the surest possible sign that  they are not well. "Well babies sleep  soundly and wake up brightly. __������������������-ep-  leas ness is generally due to som . ailment  of the stomach or bowels, or cutting  teeth. A few doses of .Baby's Own Tablets will put the little one right, and give  it sound, natural sleep, ilrs. Jos. Goneil,  S't. IDvarist., Que., says: "i have found  Baby's Own.Tablets a, splendid medicine  for constipation and stomach troubles.  X give t'neni to my Utile girl, and they  keep her lively and well." Sold by medicine dealers or by mail, at ii'j cents a  box   from   The   Dr.   William.--"   Medicine  Co._ Urockvillo. Ont.  ���������������������������: ������������������>. ������������������������������������������������������   FAILURE OE COLLEGE EDUCATION.  "Well."' observed Old Man Potts. I've spoilt  ft heap of money on my boy l.il!-s education,  mor'n nine hundred dollars jest, to soe hi in  through Yale. And I ain't through yut. It  ..l_or_y makes me sore to think of the money  I'm wasOiiiR on a boy who ain't got as inucli  ���������������������������sense now a.s lie hud before hu went to college-  "What's the matter, father?" asked Mrs.  Potts.   "Mebbe you're a little hard on  Uill."  "Nn. I ain't, Mary," answorod tho old man.  "Jest to .how you��������������������������� a little wbilo ago I says  io liir.r I thinks* If. was gciiis to ruin to-nior-  rov. "What fool auswer d'ye .-.uppese lie atiule  li_e'.'"  .. 'Tin  sure   1  don't   know,  father."  ���������������������������'He be;:.. 1 my pardon:"���������������������������Harper's Weakly.  FOR SALE.  eust0111 mid mail order business, in  State: ago compels retirement; don't write-  in! less you hiimii business. Wm. Lambert,  P.-od  City, Michigan.  T) U-MIUNU���������������������������AN" AGKD PLUMBKK WILL  J. spII his old o.tablished business aud  .-'.loci-, value about 5300. McKoasti. , t_ Dun-  dus street, Toronto, Out.  T OTS IN j -UNCK'RUPKRT, THK OKA.V.U  A~i Trunk T-iclfic terminus,-will bo _>ut on  tlio market In .May or June next. Person*  Intending to invest should write for imar-  niatio. "and advice to tho l.iuca ltu;)crt Kcal-  ty-C-nimei-clnl Co., Limited, >'!0 Rictia.nl  street,   Vancouver.   B.   C. ^____���������������������������������������������  TO  REN 1*.  'j���������������������������CM__NT-COM_,L_Ti . ONI. SKT WOOL-  X leu mill; water power. Apply Sill &  llro.. Fruulciort, Out., for further pai'ticulars.  B  take,  forw  Il-iliB  LAND  WANTED.  ii-'ORE SELLING YOUR SCRIP, "WIKK  iu������������������i mmutity  nnd lowest price you   will  subject telegraphic acceptance, you to  aril  subject slgh-t draft; any bank.  Kcn-  354  Main,  Winnipeg.  w  p. It  block  ...TED-SOUTH    AE-tlCAN    VETKR-  an-s' land  . arrants; spot cash paid. W.  odRors,  re_I  estate  agent,  COS Mclntyre  Winnipeg,   Man.  Josh Billing., the quaint  phUcseoher whoso maxims are full of homely  wisdoni, onco H.-iid: "The  longer 1 live the moro I  believe a good set of bowels are worth more than  a good net of brains."  Celery Kins; makes pood  bowels. 25 cents, at. deal-  ens or by mail.  S. C. v. ells & Co.  3:")  , Toronto.  Correct.  Teach���������������������������Now,     Willie  month, have 23 days?  liow    many  Willie  Wise���������������������������AU" of   them.  For You in This  Free Booklet  "EGGS, BROILERS OR MARKET  POULTRY���������������������������WHICH ?"  Teils why and wherefor. Gives inside facts  important to beginners. Send stamp (for  protection, to BRANT POULTRY YARDS,  Brantford. Ont.  When  a   Maine  Town   is uSnowed   In.  Snowdrifts 15 feet high are not often seen on the main street of a Maine  village, but that is the condition tliat  existed in Phillips Friday. There is five  foot of snow on the level, where the hurricane of Thursday did not blow it away'  into the solid drifts that have made travelling by iiuy method well nigh impossible.  The only way to got around with any  degree of t_.se or ��������������������������� comfort is on snow-  shoes, and as many people in Phillips  own these articles, so necessary 011 a  day like this, they are in pretty general use by those who are obliged to be  out.  ���������������������������From  the Bangor Commercial.  -->������������������������������������������������������  , ������������������ ������������������  Applying the Principle.  "Penelope!" stormed Mr. Pipes, coming in from his back yard, "somebody  stole a lot of my chickens last night!"  "It must have been some earnest soul,  Philander," sweetly answered Mrs. Pipe*,  "who   is   seeking   the   truth,  and   has  found  it in  your little  pamphlet.  'The  Social Revolution; or, Private Ownership  of Propertv a Crime.'"  ���������������������������_���������������������������*_*^   Minard's  Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.  __ ���������������������������*_.   Fulfillment of a Prophecy.  Hannibal, the illustrious general, driven to despair by his enemk.s, had taken poison and had laid himi.lt down to  die.  "Anyhow," he said, "my name will  live in history."  His foresight was ruierrtog.  Two thou.nnd years later a town in  Missouri wa. named iu his honor.  NERVOUS PROSTRATION.  Of nervous prostration we hear mu.li nowadays, and it Is coinforLitiy. to know that  there aro places .specially equipped unci, located  for combating this phase of modern llffi.  Ou the maiu line of the-Grand Trunk Kail-  wuy _> .torn, at Cathariuea, Ontario, ar. located the curativrt Saline Springs known _as  the "St Catharines Well." Connoctcd-wkli  the Springs is "The Wei land," when- treatments for nervous prostration, rheumatism,  otc., are given by skilled attandautn in  oliarj."  of  a  resident  physician.  St. Catharines if-, the niltdest point in Canada during the winter mouth .  In   the   VHage.  Postmaster��������������������������� Tlmfc feller, a mean  skunk, an' * Hot.  Villager���������������������������Gee!   What makes you think  so V  Postmaster���������������������������Sent  a card  through  th  mail, an.' writ on it. "That rubberneckin'  postmas'ter Ml read this, so I can't say  all I  want ter." An' I.make it a rulo  not ter read 'em!���������������������������Cleveland Leader.  IT iIMPARTS STRENGTH  ���������������������������lust think of the onormous strength,  piling power .Ferrozone )K>ssesses���������������������������consider" what it did for .11'. V. Potter, well  known in Kingston. "I. was subject to  spells of dizziness. For eight months 1  had intense pains in my right side between the shoulders. I was almost incurable with weak.1u.9s ivnd lack of  .vigor���������������������������.Often... _scarrejy__atc_any_brea:k-  fast and felt miserable all day. Nervous, easily excited, troubled with heart  wcakii..-.,'. was in bad shape. Ferrozone  ronton .I and nourished mc back to health  in short order." Whatever your weaknea*  may be, Ferrozone will cure.     Price 50c.  per box at all dealers.   ������������������ .������������������   Lips.  (H. T. Miller.)  Lips are more than signal wire,.  Lips aflame with  friendly fire,  Lips   for   drinking  the   life-stream     in,  Singing the purest vestal hymn.  Lips   seal up the sacred way..  Heaven  is close to the  lips that pr������������������y.  The double stream from source divine  Blend in one, at the holy shrin.;  Double  gates  to dwelling true,  Double clasp for me, for you.  . _ ���������������������������-���������������������������-.   Minard's   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.   ���������������������������-���������������������������_���������������������������   Plans for the Future.  "I'm going to be a lawyer when I grow  up," said Walter.  "I'm not." said Jimmy; "I'm going to  keep a candy store, .and be rich enough  to eat it all tip myself."  THE  FAVORITES  U  *1  EDDY'S  SILENT  MATCHES  "Silent as the Sphinx!" -i    ,  THE MOST PERPECT MATCHES YOU EVER STRUCK  Always, everywhere in Canada, ask for Eddy's Matches THE ENDERBY PEESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY.  yV  HOW THIRD  _REE GOE  A System Ticat is Widely tistd in  United States,  But is  Tabooed by the Ceurts in  Canada.  Tii. widespread public iiuerf.L in the  Kinriide murder mystery has served to  cail attention to the different methods  ui' IVit. ling out crimes pur.-:u.d by lhe  police of Lurope. the United Slates and  Canada, and particularly in view of the  comments made by newspapermen from  across the border, in attendance at the  coroner's investigation, who have made  special allusion to the fact that the police here ignore the "third degree/'  '.Die "third degree'' is a term one frequently hears applied in big criminal  ca.es in Uncle Sam's domains, but it is  doubtful if a majority of people in any-  city ou this side of the frontier know its  meaning, for it is not tolerated in Cannon. Jt is frowned down by Canadian  jurisprudence. In brief, the ''third degree" i.s a "confession" obtained, from a  prisoner under duress and by means of  force.  The Montreal Herald, commenting on  it. points out that foreign' writers^ unfamiliar with the broad spirit of British  institutions which pervades every agency  ol' tbe government in its relationship to  the private citizen, of course cannot ^understand why an individual against  whom there is* nothing but suspicion is.  not placed under duress and "made to  tell" what he or she knows.  The Herald publishes the following  ���������������������������jpccial article by Maxwell Smith,, showing how the "third degree"' is worked in  United States cities and elsewhere.  Are all the horrible phases of the  "third degree" published in the newspapers the truth, or are they only canard? aiming-at sensationalism?  This" question has again been brought  into the limelight by the alleged disclosures of the-methods used by the  police in the case of the murder of  Frank .Yilhclm, in Newark. X. J. The  reports which appeared slated that the  murdered man's wife, _.Jr.. Mary J.  Wilhclin, and a man named Nicholas  Sicca, who are in custody charged with  the crime, were subjected to the most  revolting measures in the effort to secure admissions from them.  l.oferring to the Newark case, ono  of the foremost criminolog.il* in Canada��������������������������� ..-here, he said, he knew of no  occasion on which coercion was used  to make a prisoner speak���������������������������remarked  that such a* loathsome thing as to  carry the corpse back to the scene of  the crime and make the suspected man  stumble over it in the dark, and then,  as he lay on top of the body, to switch  on a blaze of light; or to take the dead  man's wife to the morgue at midnight,  without giving her any inkling of  where she was going, and to suddenly  put her into the'room where her husband was laid out in death, was���������������������������why,  lhe idea was unspeakably repugnant  that it was hard to credit it to even  a police officer. Both of these happenings are. said to have occurred in the  initiation of the two prisoners in the  Newark tragedy referred to. but they  nre emphatically denied by the Chief  of Police, of that city.  The Newark murder, and the process  adopted by the police to extract information are .o recent and fresh in the  public mind that it is hardly worth  while recounting all the details. Other  instances of the "'third degree"' arc not  .itckingr-"       =    ~ =   i~= '    '~^  OKIG1K OF  THE  'THIRD DEGREE/*'  J .foro going further, however, the  origin of the order known as the "third  degree"'���������������������������or at least tne accepted explanation���������������������������might be given. To Chicago  is ascribed the doubtful honor of coining the phrase, if not the inquisitorial  ..ystem which it signifies.  Y.ai. ago, it i.s told, when Chicago  earned its title of "the iough<-_ city in  .\mcrica," the greater part of its "population wsis of such a motley and .scoundrelly nature that, to gain information  and suppress crime the mo.t extreme  ineasui.. were nect _������������������ary. (.'rime was  then se rampant in the Windy City, and  the malefactors so flagrantly scornful  of ihe law that the police were at their  wits' end lo find means to secure convictions, when they instituted a torture  under which the most hardy willed, and  if there wa. nothing to tell, would make  up. a story���������������������������anything to escape the terrible  "third'degree/'  The apparatus, if it might bo so called,  which the Chicago police brought into  being, consisted of a cell that, could be  gradually heated to an -insufferable temperature. There wore three specified  "degrees" of heat employed: First, sec-  dikI" and third: and no man could possibly endure for long the limit of the  "i hi rd degree/' Anyone who did hold  out until the "third degree'' was reached  wa.s in the position of being literally  cooked alive, and���������������������������thi. speaks eloquently of the depth of the torture���������������������������there  is no record of a single ease wherein  the pcr.-.on incarcerated in the "oven"  -fidied to "talk."  ���������������������������V.       NOW AIMS AT THE MIND.,  "Whether this cell .is still in existence  or not-no one appears-to know, but it  is very unlikely. Jn the inevitable process of evolution the "third degree" assumed a subtlety greater than the machinations of .Torquomtulr.;. instead of  racking the sensitive nerves with discomfort and pain, it strikes at a higher  senBC���������������������������that of the mind. From a mere  ordinary torture it has become a method  devilish in its cunning, which, insidiously   working  upon  the   brain,   saps  the  JCoughs, Colds  No doctor attempts to-day to cure ,1 Rer.uinc case ot catarrh or bronchitie except by the Inhalation method. Stomach doelnt. has been discarded because useless  ���������������������������medicine so token affects  only  tho stomach��������������������������� never reaches tho seed of catarrh.  The advanced phystcan recognize a that ODly air euro can be sent into the  brags and "bronchial tubes. Fill this air with healing medicaments aud you solve  the problem.  No combination of antls������������������ptlo3 is no successful n_ Catarrhozone, which contains  the richest jplne, balsams,  and the  greatest healers known.'  One breath of Catarrhozone instantly, circulates over the  area that is afflicted with Catarrh. Relief is Instant���������������������������suffering stops at once���������������������������Kerrua are destroyed���������������������������every taint of disease removed. Think It over seriously. Here is a remedy  that clear3 the throat, relieves hoarseness, coughing and bad  breath. Irrltatlnc Dhlejcm Is cleared out, inflamed bronchial  tubes we healed, throat and voice are strengthened. When  Catarrhozone is Co .pleasant and certain, isn't it foolish to  hamper with dangerous Internal remedies? You breathe Ca-  tarrhoione���������������������������you don't take it. 7-&rge $1.00 ������������������!ze is guaranteed,  ���������������������������mall rise, 60c all dealer., or N. C. Poison & Co., Kingston, Oat.  CATARRHOZONE  Just Breathe it 1  very life out of a man., robs him of all  volition., and brings him to a state oi  utter mental collapse. And as this is  generally iiccompanied by failure of the  physical functions of the body the result attained.is pitiful.    '���������������������������' '   . ;  DRIV..N    PERMANENTLY    INSANE.  There is one case which the writer re-  enlls-n which the victim was driven permanently insane. Ic occurred in a large-'  city in Michigan. A young mini was accused of the ���������������������������murder of his.employer, but.  he pleaded ��������������������������� innocence. The 'police were  satisfied that he was the slayer, but  lucked sufficient evidence to convict  him, so, after all other expedients had  been 'tried, resort was made to the 'Third  Degree."  Here, however another line was followed from that employed in the Newark murder. In the infliction of the  "Third Degree" the coqxse generally  plays an important part, the accused  in most cases being unexpectedly confronted with the victim-of the crime al  some stage of the operations.  With regard to this youth,.the police  used only a rigorous method of cross-  examination, which, although it was continued until the prisoner was completely  off his head, failed to induce a confession. J.very four hours, half a dozen  officers, would enter the imprisoned  man's cell, and, grouping themselves  around him, would pour in a- pcr_.ee  fusillade of question-.  The prisoner would be engaged by an  officer facing him, when one in his rear  would suddenly break in. One after the  other they threw at hini queries in. the  effort to demoralize" him; 'then all would  'caJk al the same time and overwhelm  him with the weight of their, int.rroga-.  tion,-which required"thought if non-committal an.w.r wa. to be made. Thus  for one .hour out of every five was the  prisoner siibjcct.d io this nervt.-rackiug  oi.Ieai.  ���������������������������'    DENIED iUM SLEEP.  Nol only in the day_iinc did they pester him, but at nigiiu too. He was prac-  ticauy denied sleep. Hardly wo ma uc b?  oil'-to the land oi dreams b.fore an officer awakened him to ask some pointed  question. As soon as he wa. again dosing another would appear with further  inquiry. He would go away but as soon  a a the prisoner was once mo-re asleep  he w.io aroused and que.rioned again.  Day and night was the tin fortunate  youth persecuted in this fashion with unceasing examination, but throughout il  ad he never incnminat.il hinrscii, or, in  fact, displayed any inside knowledge of  the'murder. .The'hitter is all the more  rcniai-1. ible when it is considered that he  was taken uuawares so..often, especially  . _~fl mT_ iii_ If r_ iiii er^-i f-a w a k e n l-u���������������������������f r o_>_-  slunibt- and given a pertinent question  to answer, the interrogated person, I. -  ing iu a sub-consciousness state, general.,' unwittingly tells the truth.  '_ he outcome of this horrible period ot  iin.wering and unsleeplesiiiess was, in  the natural order of'things, that thu mail  went to pieces. Tired by the deiual of  lhe rest which it craved, the nuurs brain,  ulreadv over-tuned and supersensitive  wi'ch trying to anticipate the next examination aad have answer ready, became hopelessly involved. The mind,  olwc-ed with tne awful inquisition, attained such a degree of cunning that it  wa. the mind ot a madman. Ine body,  lacking the necessary period of inimol. I-  itv ..ecured when one sleeps, got into a  state of complete collapse.  A  YEK1TA1.LE IMBECILE.  _t".he li"'a' tlxo havoc worked by this  horror of police zeal showed in terrible  manner what could be accomplish .1 by  torture of the mind. Jn the court the  prisoner ait a huddled heap, with bent  head and glassy eyes;1 a twitching bumue  ot nerves, a veritable imbecile. At no  pan of the proceedings did hc show any  .j.rU of in'cKi'C-st; he was incapable of bc-  im.' interested; what lit tin. of Ins brain  wa\ l"ft could not grasp the events that  were happening. All lhe tune lie was  waitint". waiting, waiting, like a caged  animal*'for the only thing he could ex-  ��������������������������� '        ... r .'....1 I,,,,,   -v.ill. \-   nr  pece:  waiting for a further volley ot  miestions. Overcome by a torture wluc/i  surpa^ed a mil!'o������������������fola anything Uic old  Spanish inquisitors ever attempted, there  wis oniv room for one idea in the  wretched, enfeebled mind; they won d-  come and ask questions; what would  thev be? what were the answers?���������������������������questions, questions always questions.   .     .  Bowed, broken, a wreck; a man but m  form, he was committed to the State  Prison ior life. But his stay there was  a short one; he was 'removed to the  proper place within a very few days���������������������������the  State Asylum for the Criminal Insane  He who at the time of his arrest had  been a sane, healthy man, wa-s a cripple  in mind and body; an idiot; a bent, sagging heap of nerves���������������������������a product of the  "Tliird Degree."  Was he guilty? Did a blood-stained  conscience last through that hideous  term of mental affliction? Was hc a cats-  paw to save the poikc the trouble of  seeking the real perpetrator of the outrage? Hc was convicted, to be sure, but''  he was mad at the. time of his trial.  Even the "Third Degree" had failed to  .drag from him a confession.  '     A CANADIAN CASE.  The foregoing story brings up a case  of a similar'nature, in so far as it was a  preying on the mind without any bodily  violence, in Canada���������������������������the only one on  record. The Canadian case was nothing  like so protracted���������������������������it lasted but a couple  of hours���������������������������and while it was the practice  of tho "tliird degrca,'.' it was in a mild  form and unattended by any of the terrible incidents which usually make up  the American, procedure.  The occurrence, of quite recent date,  was in respect to a ��������������������������� particularly brutal  killing, in which both an axe and a shotgun had been used. The crime took  place in a country town, and through  clever and quicks work on the part of  the detectives a man was speedily in custody. -He was arrested some distance  from lhe county seat, and as that , was  the location of* the nearest jail, aud  there was no railway connection, a horse  and rig were procured to convey hira to  the lockup.'  As they were getting into the rig,o..e  of the officers conceived the idea of placing the axe and gun, which had also  been secured, __iu front of the prisoner  to see what effect their presence .would  have on him. Accordingly, they were  stood up against the side of the.wagon  in lull view of the prisoner, and that  the scheme might be fully-worked out.  a circuitous route was taken to the jail.  Before they had gone far one of the 'e-  tectives contrived to rattle the blade of  the axe against the gun-barrel. The manoeuvre had an immediate result. When  the weapons came into contact with a  clear cold rattle the prisoner was observed to 9hudder and turn his head away.  PRISONER BROKE DOWN.  More convinced than ever that they  had the right man, tho detectives set  about playing the game for all it v _"s  worth."MileH and miles they drove, ;-nd  every few minutes the axe blade aud  gun barrel clashed against each oth.v.  Each time the sound arose the agitation  of the prisoner increased. Hc shuffled  his feet, moved his position many times  to the minute, and looked everywhere  but at the axe aad gun. More and more  .restless. he_ got._and���������������������������n9___w_ith__Mathias,  who murdered the Jew iu "The Bells''���������������������������  when the metals were now actually rattling, his imagination conjured up the  sound. At last, when the detectives were  wondcriug how "much" longer they  would have to drive round about their  destination, hc broke down totally and  confessed to the murder.  CONFESSION NOT ADMITTED.  Of course, a confession or informatiou  extracted by means of threats, torture or  promises of benefit is not permissible  by law, bul in the case just mentioned  uo such thing was attempted. The matter wa.s simply one of making a suggestion which, preying on a guilty conscience, bore fruit. H wins therefore  quite within the letter of the statute,  which, regretfully, cannot be. said of the  methods  of the'United States  police.  Only one case is recollected, south of  the line, in which lhe court declined to  allow a. confession gained through the  "third degree," although the law there  regarding threats, etc.. is the same as  in Canada. That was tiie murder of a  woman in Detroit, of which a young  Canadian wa. accused, about eighteen  months ago. Notwithstanding the confession lie was acquitted. ,  There is not a little similarity between  some phases of the American third degree process in its later refinements and  the French system of detective work  known as the"''reconstruction" system.  In the hitter an-effort is made to take  the suspect through the whole performance of the crime, repeating all lhe  event'-, and circumstances connected with  it. and making the suspect himself go  through the actions ascribed to the doer  of the crime, as far as possible exactly  as if the thing wore being done over  again. The object'of all this is partly  the psychological effect upon the suspect, but partly also (o give the police an  accurate notion of the attendant, circumstances from which they often d.  rive valuable pointers.  The French and American systems have  undoubtedly reacted on one another to a  considerable degree.. A case in Michigan  not long ago was virtually "reconstructed" in full detail, with good results. The  case was one arising from a violation of  the tenth commandment:' "Thcu shall  not covet thy neighbor's wife."  A man was in love with another's wife  and. wishing to have her for his own, he  proceeded to remove the stumbling block,  that is, the husband. The '"Jove pirate"  boarded with the couple, so that the work  was infinitely more easy than under ordinary circumstances, and one night  when he was alone in the house with his  rival, overcome by his all-consuming  passion for the woman, lie killed him.  The murderer had an express wagon,  and having stowed the body in a trunk  he drove it right across the city and cast  it into a swamp, under the impression  that it would be immediately ..wallowed  up and the man's disappearance consequently enshrouded in mystery for evermore,   lie thought wrong.  Within ii few hours the body was discovered and identified, and, the murderer's love for the newly-made widow  being well known, suspicion at once fastened upon hint. People who had seen  him driving across the city when he had  the body on the trunk as a passenger  was found and with these posted at the  various points they had occupied at the  time he passed, the suspect, under the  direction of detectives, was made to recover the route over which hc had driven  the body, so that hc might-be identified  and the net drawn closer around him.  His nervousness increased as the journey progressed, but had he known what  awaited him at the other end of the ride  he would probably have refused lo go  on, for when they ultimately arrived at  -the swamp,,,.there ' .the police had the:  corpse stretched out for his benefit. A  confession resulted, 'and, backed as this  was by.the identification of the horse,  the vehicle, and the man, by the people  who had been posted along the way, he  was sentenced to life imprisonment. In  this incident there was nothing especially  [abhorrent' except that the body of the  murdered man might have been given its  place in the mortuary decently and substituted by a "dummy.  The above instances serve to illustrate  the working of the '-third degree"  against which there,is always a storm-of  condemnation when'lhe story leaks "out.  The practice may be reprehensible in  some respects, but in others it has its  good points, and while it savors of the  barbarous, that some such measure is  essential with criminals who are known  to be guilty, but against whom proof-  cannot be found, seems, looked at from  "an unprejudiced ��������������������������� standpoint, right enough. Why should a person whose guilt  is beyond question, hc allowed to go free  on account of lack of evidence���������������������������and  there are many that way���������������������������when he can  be persuaded to confess? That is how the  police, in the United States consider the  matter.  The fact that they know they 'nave the  right man does.not exonerate them if he  was to be released. They are called- inefficient nnd many other hard names if  thev do not niuke arrests for crimes j but  arrests,are no good if a conviction cannot b.-secured.' ''We are''inefficient' if  wc do not get.a conviction,' they argue.  "Why, therefore, let this "man���������������������������who we  arc convinced is-guilty���������������������������go free because  there is not enough .known evidence to  convict him? If the 'third degree'^ will  extract a confession, why not, initi*te  him?" And there is .some sense in that  line-of reasoning. '       .-  .'-   -^ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������   Eugene  Field, on  Lynching.  First prize in an anecdote contest  conducted by a Chicago magazine was  won bv Miss Lillian Austin, of Fairfax, with the following: "Eugene  Field wa. at a dinner in London when  tlie conversation turned to. the .ub-  jecl of lynching in the United States.  It was the general opinion that a  large percentage of Americans" inc.  death at the end ox a rope. Finally  tho hostess turned to Field and asked: 'You. sir, must,have often seen  these affairs?' 'Yes/ replied Field,  ^ljundreds=-ot=.tlieni.liiOiiJ_,do_it_ll__us_  about a lynching you have seen yourself/ broke in half a dozen voices at  once. 'Well the night before 1 sailed  for England/ said Field, '] was giving ������������������ dinner fit a hotel to a pnrtv of  intimate friends when it colored waiter  spilled a plate of soup over the gown  of a lady at an adjoining table. The  gown wns utterly ruined, and the  gentleman of her party seized the  waiter, tied a rope around his neck,  and at" a signal from the injured lady  swung him into the air.' 'Horrible,'  .aid the hostess, with a shudder. 'And  did vou actually see this yourself:-'  'Well, no,' admitted Field apologetically, 'dust at that moment I happened lo be down stairs killing the  chef for putting mustard in the blanc  mange.' ''���������������������������Kxchnnge.   _-���������������������������-������������������������������������   Civic Improvement.  A vacant lot  and a city dump.  A barrel of tra_i and a pile of trump,  A clothesline stretched at the. old back  gate,  A drain pipe set on the curb to wait,  A pond of water  turning  green,  And that's your "approach to the city"  scene!  A lumber yard and a whiskey still,  A skating rink and a brickyard kiln,  A cattle pen and a blazhig heap,  Where the huts of the old ciiunp-kccp-  cr sleep;  Bottles and barrels and battered cans.  No   wonder   the   stranger   cries:   "ify  Ian.!"  A graveyard dotting the hillside while,  A few old trees, unshapen quite,  Gnarled  and  butchered;   and      always  Where the trolleys run  and the trains  go by,  city   dump,   with      its   household  truck. ......  bones and    bottles    and    pond    of  muck!  ���������������������������Baltimore Sun.  - The wise physician says "cure  it before it grows large and dan-'  gerous. To-dny is the time to  commence treatment.'' Tiie  remedy, tlie best one, which doctors s;iy siu-passes all others/ is  "Nerviline." Rub it on the  chest and throat, use it as' _  gargle and then take 20 drops  in hot water���������������������������Cold will disappear.     . .  "Lest . ,>ri:i? I cmight a severe cold."  writes George V. Smart, of Gibson P.' 0.  "Every cough rasped m/ throat, which - ���������������������������  becsmo perfectly raw. When almost in  desperation I was advised to try Nerviline.  I rubbed it on and ueed it as a gargle.  Immediate relief followed. For breaking  u������������������ colds it's the great remedy of to-ci?.y."       #  Use "Nerviline"  It Cures Colds  Nerviline   will   surpriEO   you.. It's   the.  best household remedy for coughs.���������������������������' colds,  '    sore chest,  croup; and/internal -pains -of   \  every kind.   Large.bottles have'been sold,"   .  hy all dealers  for " nearly fifty ">years. at    /  25c.   Don't forget' Nerviline when you go--'-  to the druggifctis. ' J        , _"      '        7  STEEL CUT BY AIR.  Experiment to Show the Speed, With*'- ,A  Which the-Work Can be Done:.     '      //  "Diamond cut diamond," but steel is -���������������������������":���������������������������''  cut with air. The new and ingenious" i-  method of rapidly cutting through iron. .'" "';���������������������������  or Btcel plate is based upon the' fact ���������������������������' v ','���������������������������  that when iron at a high temperature ' .-T  ia acted upon by a fine jet of oxygen _-., ;'.:  the resulting iron ovide is' more fusible: ' ���������������������������'-'.''���������������������������  than the iron itself and pas _ng away., ���������������������������'"'���������������������������-*"  exposes a fresh surface of the metal to ::'-'C  the attack of the gas so that a cat is \':iCZ  produced along1 the lino" of action."���������������������������   "'"v_ .-.-1.  In. the early attempts to "utilize tbis'c .','"V.  method in practice the, metal was first  heated to the required temperature in  an  oxyhydrogen flame and then, subjected  to the'action of the oxygen jet.- _���������������������������<  Now, however, the. heating and, oxidation are done at the same' time and  the  resulting! cut  is  much -sharper.'.    .  In one form of apparatus- used for  this process the metal is heated.'.;by  means of an oxy-acetylenc, flame, from  the centre of which issues, a jet of oxygen. In illustration of the - speed_of>> t_e<  new process L; Guillet in ten minute,  cut in two_ an armor plate- 6' 1-4 inches  thick and 3 1-4 feet in length . Manholes, were cut-in plates".3-4 to'-i 1-1^8  inches deep was cut. by the oxygen pi^o-  ces6 in seven.-minutes, whereas .with'"a  pneumatic chisel a groove of about the  same length-but'only a quarter as:deep  took an hour to' cut. .;The" new -method  has also given satisfactory ��������������������������� results' in  the' rapid removal of ..the heads, of rivets where-plating has. to be separated,  only a few seconds' treatment' being  needed for fusing off the head of. a rivet 7-8 inch thick.  With regard to the effect of-the oxygen upon the metal adjoining-.the'cut  experiments have shown that' the de^  preciation is but slight.���������������������������From the'Chicago Tribune.  , , . ,���������������������������������������������������������������        ��������������������������� ''  Wives and Mothers -;V'S  Suffer With Backache!  ���������������������������vJV-l  ; ".(./, -  __"''. I  f j. --11  ^  ac:|  Constantly on their feet, attending'to-  j the wants of a large and exacting family." women often break "down wiili mir--'  vous_cxhan5tion._ __��������������������������� '__       ...:  In the stores, factories and on a  fa;in are weak, aiiinf,' women, dragged  down wiili torturing backache and bearing down pain.  Sticli s.it'feriiij: i .n*t natural, but if.  dmijfcroii-, because due to diseased'kidneys.  The    dizziness     insomnia,    deranged  menses, and  other symptoms of kidney  complaint   can't   cure   themselves", they.,  require the a .si.tu nee o.? Dr. Hamilton's.  I'ills. which gotiirecc ro-Uic-seat-of-the  DR. HAMILTON'S PILLS  CURE  ALL  WOMAN'S ILLS  To give vilality and power lo Hit!  kidneys^ lo 1. ml aid lo tlie blnddcr and  liver, to free t' _ blood of poison .  probably th:. _ i. ne njmedy ..o ->'ic-  et's.-fiil as Dr. Hamilton's Pills. For  MI! womanly irrt'.ulnriUe.. their merit is  wi.l known. Uecommended for jjirl.-. and  v.-ii'.iu-u of all ii ...*. -~> cents per box, at  ���������������������������ill d"al<ir . i.iM'ii.ci any substitute i'or  Dr. II. nsilto.-i _ Pill, of Mandi_.!<.. and'  lit; I term: I.  -.-���������������������������-*-  The  Its  ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  Blobbs���������������������������1 don't see why Wigwag is la-  ways so bard up. Hc uommand.s a good  salary. Slobbs���������������������������Yes, but his wife command!,  him.  A   Leftover  Snake   Story.  George Weikert, of Hound Top, near  Gettysburg, had an exciting experience  j with a snake Sunday evening. Mr. .Veik-  j erfc had gone into the haymow at the  barn lo throw down hay for the horse  when he- was suddenly confronted by a.  large reptile ready to strike.  Air. Weikert- dropped the fork aud got  down to the ground as quickly _>.$ possible. He says that the snake was fully  five, or six fec't in length and that it  has 'probably been in the barn since  harvest'last summer, as the field from  which tho hay was taken has long been  a favorite haunt for snakes. s.  ...������������������������������������������������������.;.-.������������������������������������������������������ v.,- .;>���������������������������"'���������������������������..,.; /,'������������������������������������������������������������������������   As Was  His Custom.  Pastor (to'druggist' applicant for  church "membership}���������������������������Brother, do you  keep M& ...   ten commandments?  Druggist (absentmindeclly)���������������������������Nn, sir;  but. 1 have something juat a., good.���������������������������The  Hohomian Magazine for -March. THE ENDERBY PRESS AND WALKER'S WEEKLY  May 13, 1909  The Mara Fire  Continued from first page  it had to be killed, are all that they  saved out of four years of bard toil  together. And yet, note this: the  morning after the fire found Mr.  Knapp splitting rails to rc-fcnce his  prope'rty.    The fire did not do any damage,  except to timber and fences,  from the Knapp place to the  farm of A. D. Stroulger. Here,  however, the damage was heavy,  his new buildings and a large  amount of building material, together with $600 worth of hay.  The losses in buildings, etc.,  are estimated as follows:  A. H. Duncan, -        S2.500  D. McManus, - - 1,200  J. Lambert, - - . - 900  Geo. McEwin, - - 400  Gerald Neve, - ,.- - 400  Geo. Little. - - - " 3,000  Chas. Little, - . - 1,200  Mrs. Rosoman, - 3,000  Rothsay Lumber Co. - 7,000  S.PatuIa, - - 1,200  T. Dickie,          -          -        300  E. A. Robertson, - ��������������������������� - 450  Thos. Gray, - --��������������������������� ��������������������������� '. 300  Jas. Bell, - - ���������������������������' 3,500  H. Blurton, - -' ' 200  E. Bennett, - - -'' '. 60C  Wm. Cadden, - .. ��������������������������� -' 200  Wm. Witala,      -       - -       300  $26,650  These losses do not cover- the  30 miles of fences burned;- nor  the losses of live stock." Neither  do they take into account the  losses in the orchards and crop  fields, or to standing timber. In  addition to all this, the C. P. R.  lost 16 miles of fencing, and  scores of telegraph poles.  The Provincial Government  was prompt to recognise the need  of assistance. Government Agent  Norris came up from Vernon on  Saturday, and Sunday was spent  in the burnt district. "Messrs.  Barnes, Gardom, Owens "* and  Little assisted .Mr. Norris in get-  . ting details of the losses. It is  ' believed the government will provide wire to rebuild the fences to  protect the growing crops. In  a few instance perhaps some  other assistance will be given.  By way of providing for the  needy steps have already been  taken.' The Columbia Flouring  Mills Co. has made provision for  all who call upon it, and the following ladies have made up or  are making up bales of useful  articles'of apparel and furnishings: Mrs. F. V. Moffet, Mrs. H.  W. Harvey. Mrs. A. E. Sharpe,  Mrs. J. Leech-Porter, Miss Taylor and Miss Wickwire. The  Armstrong municipal council set  aside $100 to be used if needed,  and offers of assistance have  come from Vernon and the other  Valley towns.  The Mara people  are not ad-  =-vei-tisingwtheiiuneeds.__rhey,h.ay_e_  the spirit to start anew unaided.  Yet they recognize that there are  some left in sore straits by the  fire, and anything that friends  may give to tide them over will,  be thankfully received.  LATE LOCAL NEWS  Miss Race returned to Enderby  last Friday, from Tonbridge,  England.  The C. P. R. is advertising the  usual fare-and-a-third holiday  rate, 21st to 25th.  F. Waby is supplying delicious  early vegetables from his Arlington heights gardens.  The Presbyterian ladies gave a  tea at the home of Mrs. Wm.  Woods, Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. A. H. McBride, father of  'Premier McBride, died at his  New Westminster home May 5th.  A meeting of St. George's  Guild will be held this (Thursday)  afternoon at the'vicarage, 3 p.m.  W. Allan Dobson will hold his  first big auction sale in the old  Presbyterian church on the 15th.  Judge Spinks will retire from  the ben ee, on the usual pension,  his resignation to take effect this  year.  P. Murphy returned last Thursday from a six-week's visit to  his old home. It made him better looking.  The sawmill has not cut a log  for ten days, owing to the, water  in the river being so low as to  make it impossible to start the  first drive.  The Enderby hose-reel team is  practicing hard for the wet test,  May 24th. Teams are expected  from Vernon, Armstrong and  Revelstoke.  We would call the attention of  the sidewalk committee to a bad  hole in the sidewalk at the alley-  crossing between Wheeler &  Evans store and the Walker Press  D. Buchholtz this week bought  the residence formerly occupied  by Wm. Fraser, on Russell street,  and is making extensive improvements. The transfer was  made by Jas. Mowat.    ������������������  Three blasts of the mill whistle  indicates that the water in the  city mains is to be turned off for  repairs. When you hear them  you will be wise if you draw water  enough for immediate needs.  Capt. Wallace is putting in a  4-h.p. pumping plant to supjoly  his handsome home on the Enderby-Armstrong road with water  from the Fortune creek. A.  Fulton is supplying the engine  and doing the work.  Alfred Slater, manager of the  Armstrong creamery, is putting  in an ice cream plant to supply  the Valley. Mr. Slater has had  Toronto experience in the wholesale ice cream business, and he  should be encouraged.  the Mabel Lake road, and has a  gang of eight men at work on  the Enderby-Mara road. He is  also running a force of 20 men  on the extension of the/road to  Mabel lake.  We were unable to supply the  demand for extra copies of last  week's issue with the account of  the fire. We are prepared to  supply 150 extra copies of this  week's issue. About 50 of these  are spoken for; the balance go to  those who want them.  Two complaints have been  made to us this week about the  unlawful riding upon the sidewalks by boys and young men  on wheels. In both instances  three-year-old children narrowly  escaped injury. There is absolutely no excuse for this open  ! violation of a city by-law, and in  1 the name of these little ones we  call for the enforcement of the  law. These young men should  have enough self-respect to respect the law, but if they have  not, then the penalty should be  invoked.  ,,.... Hancock has just finished  a splendid piece of road work on  Wm.  NOTICE  Sealed Tenders will be received by the undersigned for the  purchase of the whole of the machinery of the Rothsay Lumber  Co'. Ltd., as it now lies at the  scene of the late fire at Mara, B.  C, consisting of boiler, engine,  planer, carrier, conveyor, corrugated iron roofing, bolts, chains,  etc. Also for the purchase of  the following buildings now  standing on the company's leasehold: store, shed, boarding house,  stables, etc.  Tenders will be received for  these singly or for the whole,  and same must be removed within 21 days from date of purchase.  Ten per cent of the amount of  tender should accompany each  tender^ to be returned should  such tender be refused.  Tenders to be opened on Saturday, May 22nd at noon. Highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.        H. W. Harvey,  Liquidator for the Rothsay Lumber Co. Ltd.  Enderby, B. C.  Protect  Your   Houses   and  Buildings from Fire  by using Metal Shingles and Siding. Eastlake Shingles are best  on the market; painted or galvanized. S. F. WABY,'  Agent for Metallic Roofinu Co. of Canada.  Enderby, B. C.  John S. Johnstone  Contractor and Builder, Enderby  Cement Blocks and Exshaw Portland Cement on hand���������������������������the best  on the market. All kinds of  cement work and masonry  promptly attended to.          PASTURE-Wanted: horses to pasture.  Apply, R. Waddell, Hazelmere ranch  ��������������������������� __.������������������������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������" p.___a  ___ m _pr_^_i������������������  ��������������������������� w_ in    1%-Jt jj iiwi'Tii'-rfg  -sSSffiSaESfflERSSSBA  Rowboats  Departmental Stores  VERNON,   B. C. $  Bicycle  /���������������������������gsaHKsasOTHsiag^  a __.  igfure  Did you ever stop to consider the money value  of the energy you ..i.U-?  Here's "a simple, but mighty convincing,  illustration:  T-jjo walking steps are equal to  one revolution of a bicycle pedal.  The ordinary man cover, little  over five feet of ground in  Ride a Racycle  It's the easiest running high-  grade wheel in the world.  Built of the very best material  throughout. Frame is made  from the very best cold-drawn  weldless English steel tubing  that can be produced. It's the.  best, safest and most reliable  frame construction used by any  bicycle manufacturer in the  world. Write to-day for prices  and particulars.    Mr.-  Workingman:  Are you paying rent?  Why not invest in a block of  fruit land?  For the price of a good town  lot you can secure 10 acres of  fruit land, where you can build  yourself a home; have all the  conveniences of the city life, in  the way of mail, school, etc., but  have no wood to buy, no water  rates to pay and your spare time  can. be spent improving your  property which is adding to your  wealth and comfort and placing  you.in a position of independence  of depression of labor and fluctuation of markets. See at once  to your future; look over the Arlington Heights blocks and act.  Write or call on���������������������������  Chas. E. Strickland, Enderby  50 Cross-bred good laying Pullets for  sale. From trap-nested stock. H.  E. Waby, Enderby  When eggs are 20-25 cents  a dozen, the wise man  buys his winter's supply  and preserves them by  giving them a Water Glass  coating. It can't fail.  Get your Water Glass now  We have it.  Enderby Drug &  Stationery Co.  _  Young Men  We solicit a share of your trade. It is our purpose  to always be prepared with the best quality of goods  on the market, the latest styles and cut, the nattiest  suitings, and the newest checks. We have just  received a most complete line of Fancy Summer  Vests and Dress Shirts, which you will be very much  interested in.       Come in and inspect them.  Workman's Shirts  These are the goods of quality. Fast  colors, reinforced bands, sleeves and  collars. We are also showing a new  line of Workman's Socks, close-knit,  no seams���������������������������the best value ever offered  for 30c a pair. Our heavy braces, Overalls, etc., are a new line; thoroughly  reliable and something we can guarantee  "RovrrQin PV-iir-fpr In the back end of thestoreye  JJcUgalU vvuiiici are conducting a remnant department, where you can buy anything in sight at cost. The  goods are first-class, but the boxes shop-worn. There is a  splendid selection of Leckie Boots for lumbermen, and a fair  selection of Ladies' Light Shoes���������������������������at assignee sale COST.  The POLSON MERCANTILE CO.  Limited  .     ice block Enderby  Enderby Brick  THE BEST BRICK IN THE PROVINCE. Specified in C.P.R  contract for facing Revelstoke station. A large stock now on hand  Reasonable prices for large or small quantities.  ''___' 1        J   _   .._���������������������������__    !_.'  /"*-_._l     !������������������,     _._-������������������_  Bv far the cheapest material for a substantial house,  most of your painting and about half your insurance.  Cool in summer; warm in winter.   Saves  The Enderby Brick & Tile Co., Enderby  ROTEGT YOUR TREEC  These destroyers cannot live whfere trees have been |^^  treated with  WARNOCK'S   TREE   PAINT  p__. _...__. Rabbits. Mice, Borers, Canker Worm, San Jose Scale, Oyster Shell,  B_rk Louse anfsl Scald. THE COST IS VERY SMALL. It will not wash off.  ��������������������������� ,"_,������������������������������������������������������ ������������������__������������������������������������������������������������������������_- for two years.   W arnock's Tree Paint is not an experiment.   It has stood th������������������  ?������������������tfS$W.S^ ������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.������������������ absolute Preventative and CureforPear  ___hf We invite investigation. The Arkansas Experimental Station has used this tree paint for  K yearnNovember, 1907. they purchased160 gallons for free distribu tion among-leading orchards.  Send for 15-page free booklet to Q#   R#   LAWES,   Enderby, B. C  _-.... Sole Manufacture* fof B.C  Agents Wanted.

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