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The Coalmont Courier May 20, 1912

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Published meekly in the interests of the Tul&meen and Similkameen country.
i We will mail tin; Ciiuriur to any pros
i pectivu subscriber one monili free.
• We are well equipped to do all kindsj
a      of Commercial and Job 1'rinting.
Circulates in every home in Princeton, East Princeton, Tulamaen, Aspsn Grove, Merritt, Nicola, Hedley, Keremeos and around the terrestrial globe,
VcJLUliR 1.
PuiCB Five Cents
Pi jce Five Cents
No. 3
ewspaper outside
8 4   long   columns.
The Royal N.-W. Mounted Police.
enlly as calm an ever and Chief Pie-a- |
Pot was doing some deep thinking.
,-»~~—~|  The sergeant had his plan oi operat-
fflost Wonderful Organisation for the Preservation of Law ioa* map,,ed out »nd wi,h characterise j
1!ld OrilCT - 1C sangfroid  proceeded  to execute it.;
IIv Ed   N Clark ' From   the  collapsed   canvas of Pie a-!
(Hciirliititl frnm iUeSlr,.nil MnKiizhio.)        \ as tnlc wjtn tl|e nob|. reA „,.,„ as wj(ll . Pot's tepee he proceeded to the  adjoin-'
Author'. Co,.yrl«lii. Aineruiu ai,.l Jreal Britain   (|U)cr ^^ ^ ..j.^,,   co,nm,mi,.at    lag one,   kicked  out   the   key pole    as |
Pnbably nowhere el*e in the world I Ibna corrupt good manner.-," and in '" forc' aml we,,t on t0 mit'iodicail) j
ia there a system of policing so thor-• Bpite of the efforts of the p,,lice pie:1. ' kick i nt the ley-poles all Ihrcugli the j
<Ugh, so well disciplined and   trained, ; p„t'8  band,    or   individual    members   camp
•a may be found iu Western Canada in    thereof, had   been  jisi   sufficiently   in       As W. A. Eraser, the Canadian   nov-.
the body called the  Royal Nonh-Wcai! toitoti  with  the railroad   construction   C,M' '" willing of this remarkable  it-- ]
^.j,e | cident, put ,;t,  "Pies-Pot  had  either'
got to kill the sergeant—slick his knife
into the   heart of  the   whole   British ]
ration by the mur,!er of (his unruffled ,
mounted Police, a force now  standing   gangs to be decidedly corrupted
at 626 olicera and men, but which  ilur- ' craze for white man's money and  fin -
log the Reil Rebellion in  18-5  was  in- -water raged will.in tl e nunurous trrees
created lo 1,11)0 of all ranks.    The  title   ()f ,he Cree camp; so murh   Po,  indeed,
-Royal" ... given   the  force   by   the I ,Ha, Ju., ,hen   Pic;-Pol's  band  f,,^,, | ^MIer-orgive,ln and move away.
Duke of Yoik (now King George V) lujdeServed Ihe appellation  of  "bad  Ind-  cll0?e the ,atter  r0",s<'.  f°r Pie a-Pot j
1901, on his Roy ai Highness paying a   ia,is,"  and  even   the. possib'lity   of  a   bad brains."
»ialt to Calgary. j „,asSacre of some of the advanod  oar, i    Thu P»Ke* ""f North-Vest Pull« hit- j
With headquarters at Regiua the ten-!  jes engaged in  the cifl.tructlon work   tory arc dotted with filenames uf many :
«1rilapf the«>at«m tralloutiaev:rydi-.wil8(1arl<ly nintec,al.    Ajlhcarmy   cf   noted soldieis and civilians  who  have'
rectlon and to all distances in   N«rth- Lavvles advanced  towards  the  Indian   wrved in its ranks from   the  ,criodof!
west Canada aud ihe Yukon.    The pi-  epcantpment, and the latter remained , ils inception Jown to the present day.
lieeman  ia   the paihfind. r,  the  t.ail- ; Ml„en nnd ,lcrilnt, the railroad oflic'a'-   A»lol">   lllt'se  may  be  mentioned  In
breaker, Ihe constable,   the  detective,   appealed to the Ueutcitaut-Governorfor ; sPector Francis J. Dickens (a son < f Ihe
the justice of il.e peace  all  rolled into ; protection.   His honor promptly turned   ""mortal Charles), who commanded al '
one.   Beyuud the limits uf an orKaniseu|,he appeal ol„ r lo ,nc Moun'ed  Police,   Furl Pi" during |"e Wei Rebelltcri.      |
and with just as n uch promptitude
means were taken f,.r the removal of
tlic difficulty, Pic-n-Pot had w me
hnndreda of well armed braves spoiling for a f i tr h t Willi hjm In camp, but'
it has never ben  Ihe custom  in   ihe
townorcity hi* authority is absolute
and ut questioned He may a rest
without warrant, appoint I iiusclf ihe
judge and imposed ic or tmpria uimeut.
Yet with all the authority reioscd iu
him it is Beldom lliat he abuses his position. He is sent alone, or with cue
companion, for linn'reds uf miles into
the vast northern country, across
prairies, through forests, over riveis
and hills: it may be where no man—no
white man, at any rate—has ever before
trodden; It matters not—where he is
ordered, there he musttuTc. No excuse
for failure is accepted by his superior
officer or the public. He mustgo alone
among a band of bad Indians and ar-
' rest one poor offender- the arrest must
be in de at all costs. If he fails he is
disgraced and punished. He carries a
revolver ail a carbine, but may not
use 'hem except in extremity especially
defined in the nilcs ,and when he does
shoot he may not shoot to kill but must
fire at the legs of ihe culprit ho is after.
His natty ur.iturm may be set u dowu
alorg lie International boundary line,
in the cities aud towns, with the Indian
encampments and even in the far off
trifling posts of the uttermost north
Il i» sc'diin thai a Nor h-west i olice-
maii is found faithless lo hi* task, however ditlicult 11 bring t.i a satisfactory
-.(inclusion, and s < we 1 disciplined is
th * force til it it has come to be regarded a- the best policing system in the
e ,rltl Ii is their proud boast that no
.nun lias ever been lynched- by a mob
after falling into Iheir hands, but lias
always been given the benefit of a fair
ni I i i partial trial at tlic hands of his
cou.iin men.
As an instance of the leanarkable
distances covered by members of the
ie rce this record of Assist.nit Commanding superintendent llerchmer in
188" tak s soin- beating: lly rail, 10.40;
miles; by waler.'Jiin miles;on horseback
3,620 mile*; on suowshoes, 200 miles;
total, IS, 181 miles.
A< showing the grit and determinat-
, .-,. n nab d into ihe system of the
North-Wist po loots an the Plea-Pot
incident, one of the traditions of the
force, may be lure  briefly   related as
The b.uracks of the force at Rrgina
are Kept as spick and span as are tho e
of any military post, in the world, and
ibis splendid body-of mounted patrols
ha* proved Itself one fur any nation 1"
be preud of.    Numerically it slant's as
Northwest force to consider numbers it did ten years ago, while the pepula- i
with law nnd duty on their Mil-. Five tiu" llaH f»crc»*ed four-fold in its j
minutes after the ordirfr.m beadquail-;i"rU<lict;oi:i >'lt u ' U" )'olds first place j
erscaine ticking over Ihe wires two as a protection to peaceful litir.c.ts and |
smart red-coated policemen, with their , a liol> Urr. r to law breakers.
pill-box forage caps hanging jauntily i
on  the  traditional three   hairs,   rode '■ ^lllllllllllllllli'illilllllllllilllllllllllllllillilllllllllltililllnlilllllllllllllllii
-.mil Sly iuio'Pie-a Pot's earrlp and did g      Hol-I")cl  ll?C lHlilis'
not draw rein till in front of the Chisf's
l"nt.   ^_^-^_^_^_^-^_^-^_^-^_^^_^^_^^^^.^^_^^_^^_
Two men entrusted with the task of I    j,  H.  Kennedy, G.N.R.  chief engi-
brlnging a camp of several  hundred I neer, arrived in town on Tuesday.
savages to reason!    It appeared   like, 	
tempting Providence-the very  height I    \V.  N.   Rolfe, government agent of
of rashness. I Nicola, was in Granite on Tuesday en
Even the stolid Indians appeared im- j route lo Princeton on a business deal.
pressed with the absurdity of the thing J 	
and gathering near the representatives
of the Dominion's authority began jeer-
Coaltnont Mercantile Co.
II. \V. Guthrie, an old tlTer here,
paid Granitea visit ou Tuesday headed
from the Coast and e.-ct.t up to  Tula.
Laijiks! Our first Annual Spring
Sale will soon be on. Watch for the
ingatthem. One of the pair wore on handbills The popular merchanls,
1 i, arm the triple- chevron of sergeant,
who without any pre'iminary pow wow
pioduced a written order and proceeded
to lead and explain il to Pie a-Pot and
.hose abw.it him. The Indians were
Without delay to break tamp and bit
the tiail uortliwaul well out of the
sphere of raiboid operations. Pie a-
Pot simply demurred and turned away.
The young bucks laughed oulrighl
aUfirst, and soon ventured upon thre. ts,
racing for their wigwams and re-appearing with their r.lles, which they
proce d d to fire into the air to put ihe
fear of the Lord in the heart, of the
two atie'acious palefaces; but lliis (lie"
not disconcert the red-coats, the only
result being to fule.il a doll.ir watch
from out t le sergean.'- j j.iiis Thrusting this artic c into old Ple-a-Pot's face
he gave him and lis Iribe jiisl a quarter of an hour lo draw s'akesaiid get oil
the track. X io ureo chief indulged in
some coarse abu-e at the i xjienseof his
unwelcome visitors, lull they sat their
horses with apparent indilf irtneo, the
sergeant taking an eccasioiial glance
ai his timepiece,
SomethiQg^oing on the
I>ttrin<T the \s*M tbvtiiight Great Northern RR.
officials have been tumbling into Princeton and
taking special rigf- throujfti to Coalmont and 'I'ula-
meen, tending to show that M'sieu James is really
on the job at last mid in'ent en beathjg 1 s rival,
the Kcttle'Valley roatl, in the rush for the Tijjht-
of-way througn t'tet CoqU'mtllja Pass, 'regardless of
(he. pending Ot awn decision.1
Last Wedner-: lay Louis W. Hill, acting president of the road, iVj.th M Costello, passenger agent
for the western division find other.officials, reached
Princeton, when the Star in an interview learned
that construction is to'ne pushed with all energy
until the line is l'";iped up with Hope. The Princeton paper contipx^:
"Orders have! lieoi. issued to start cotiflt'ucllnn once more on
thu V V &K nnd at tiii * miuiienl r. ek work is iu progress fit the
junction ol Ihe C N Ii «a.Hiipo Chief ongiiiedr of construction J. 11.
^ Kcntioily has snnctiotte.i u ■.•nntr^tof Hope forth >giiiiling'iiic.iitioiied,
4 which clearly inilicnlLi»ybt inteufaptl of thu Great Northern railway to
• procecel btii-ilinfr tin- V- ConiiilioMa l'nss without waiting f'r tho
V ri.|.r.rl of ll.e Dun. tiiujl IMI.vny Cumin sion. President Hill is no
r doubt di Inrmineil to g-vi- his rival.,H»i Keitln Vnllry lino, battle for
K possession of the. Pass n::(l ns pi ss.-i-sinn is,, pinu points of the law
rc^arilituMnlne nt (i ili'ii.-';'.'will occupy t''« Pus*'with an army nf
Thut thern is' f .inns ii.tentii n nf ruciimpffoh of work from
Conlinoi 1 ivosiwrtul i-i . il'iidior.itcd 1 y lln- iirrivii! of im ciigineei ing
sti ff nnd tl.u ('iTcf.rm nl an i lltii'iibtlwit-poii.tfoi t lit irnicoin moduli u.
Chief Kennedy, Ae^mtff^. M Halo and I) ,ll II i'l nf I'.vg. , N D ,
(In1 1-li.ilit-iif unyajiiti.t, went .io tlio front on j-'riel. v nnd from ihe
present end of tho * nek, about n mile wd»t of Coalmont, contract, is
will soon bo al work jp^dtag."
Hugh HW'h-iSSg giivernment agent at Prince-
\ {on, was in ^*H^f'4'.-'?^rdt'fam!(in-auii''|t.er.vie''''
stated that till ijoe riglii-of-way lartds in $« Otter. J
Valley had teen pur^frased by the; G.N. agent, in- #
eluding forty acres from J. Thynrfe, and that the *>
linecontrtxct for this district had been let to J. W. t
Stewart of Foley, Weleti & Stewart but week,        j
i«ne>otv*w>>as6asjO«o»oc?»?»c.wwi tmiNMNHNNM
Patter around Princeton j
By Oup   Resident Co-respondent.
Mr. an J Mrs. G L Praser ot Coalmont
visited town last Monday.
i     Miss McQueen   ind   Miss   Fraser of
| Coalmont  were  in   town    Friday   and
took in the Tenuis  I'lu > dance iu  the
Mrs. N Thompson le.t Priiceton la»t
' week to visit her home in Washington.
C h Cummings sold the Princeton
' Carriage Works to Knud«ou & Co last
! week, and the shop is now run by Neil
'* Thompson, foreman.
Everybody interested in the sports ts
be held on Friday, 24th, la requested
to be on the grounds at') a.m. Tuesday
morning to finish putting the ground
in good shape for the sports. Hring
your shovels and horses.
By Order,
II S nidiedell,
H McGillivray,
H T Horswill, Chairman.
; The two gentlemen tonsorlal artis't
of Princeton are now having a run foi
their money. Why? Because tlieie is
a lady barber in town.
' Jack McDonald, late of Princeton,
will build a large comfortable residence
in Coalmont in the near future.
Luke Gibson, brother of Sam Gibson
' arr ved  from  Hope,  B.  C,  thU   last
week and is renewing friendships with
many old   aequaintancea     He  r«ports
good tmes in Hope caused by the  new
- railroads row un 'er construction.
Elmo Henderson was among the
fancy ba'l stuntcis here yesterday and
says it is a base hit at his brother
Charley io insinuate he's on a honeymoon trip lo Spokane just now.
;Tennis Club Dance a
Great Success.
F. P. Cook, general merchant of
Princeton and Granite, will be shortly
opening hi* new department store In
Coalmont. Everything is being done
in first class sty k, as F. P iocs not
believe 1st spoiling the ship for a cenl's
worth ol tar, and when completed it
will b»one of the finest stores in th.
Creams    and     fresh!     A  T. a.d Mrs. Horswill  entenaired
on   lap   at   Rudhy'S i a party of yonag people ou VtVdnes  ay
Delicious   Ice
Buttermilk  now   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Restaurant.    C me in and try them,   (night to aay  farewell to  Miss  Katie
j Hamilton, who is leaving Coalmont for
Holmes and his merry bunch of road-j parts unknown today. Dancing and
sters are camped on the Princeton t games were indulged iu till the wee
trail about eight miles out of town sma''oors and everyone had an cnj-,\-
fixiiig up the road. They exj ret to be i able lime. About 3.30 a in a great
down there about Iwo weeks. ! racket was heard, presumably  that  ot
j tin cans charivaring- what for our in-
I.adies, rursunimerdfe-s..s and neck ' 'oi'iuant docs not state, but he tliinks it
wear h ive arrived.    Come early before   looks like something in the wind,
vnttrs m gone.    The Coalmont Mercan   ;
tile Co.,Coalmorifa popular merchants. ;     We've been b'ar cha.ii.g over a wide
  i radius of country  unsuccessfully   for
Mr Hall, the Great Northern riejhl- i the last six weeks and now along comes
of-ev-iy agent, ie busy buying lots al ' Ruddy with a weird story of seeing 'em
Tula meen and arranging for Ihe rail-. prowling around town one moiiiing
road right of way through the Otter;iast week. Whether 'twas an afui
Tie Tennis Club dance on Friday
evening was a social and financial at'C-
•f-pV rp,. c'.).n in :'—i in charge h'.-t the
I O. O. F. hall very tastefully aid
appropriately decorated with flowers,
Hags, and all the tennis piraphcrnalia,
even to a pair of old worn oul tennis
shte*, which held a place of pre minence
in the eentre of the stage decorations.
Professor   Knight  and  his   famous
 ;—— —   orchestra fumisled the music to the
Millionaires' wills are not always entire satisfaction of tho large number
pire gold. An aged sybarite wlo present, The lack of Floor Manager
would tie his eighteei-ycar-old wife and the cr-mmiltee in charge coming
down to perpetual widowhood or be cut up so late made it very awkward for
off without a bean des rvrs something  strangers.   Claude Snowden   assis'ed
in.ore than just mere drowning.
; greatly  by   looking   after   things   in
general until the club members arrived
M. Dorcuberg, a jeweller of Spokane
who has considerable mining interesta
above Tu'aiiuen,drove over to the ball
game yesterday.
Miss McQueen gives us the following
school report for last month: Total
attendance, 411; average 20.55; boys 10,
girls 14; highest register number irons
date of commencing rchool, 29;
moil'hiv reports, 23; tardy pupils 1;
corporal punishment, 4. The truateea
of the nchool areG ti Fraser, chairman;
J T Johnstone; W T Smart, aecretary.
At a celebration committee meeting
on Sunday evening, a committee of
three was appointed to carry out tha
programme: A T Horswill, H S Blala-
dell, H McGillivr?/. W Burrows we*
! chosen Marshall IV the jday. ^Bl
Trior.tfooM and Cigvk Stokij f,.r
sale in Coalmont Two good tabbs.
Have placer claim I wish to develop
llirgain to the right party. — Fred
Uawuey, Coalmont.
At tin- l'iiillmoitt   lltttsl :
I) J Hull, L, M Hale, W Oray, Tony
Bnrygi'j, W Cook; .1 14 Kennedy, Mat
Burger, H E tJion, 0 Magoe, \V Thorn,
Vancouver; M K Brooke, V E Heiider-
eon, f lli'iideison Taliunecn; T J Alii—
-on, II Holmes, l'enlicton; It Mullett, C
Goto, C Cottroll, J MoKloley, J J
McDonald, T \V Smiili, Princeton; J C
lii'illy. Rnllroad Creek; Angus H Mc"
'about 10 30 pm." Lunch was served I DoUgHll, InviMness; H 0 Heimbcckar:
in the hall about midirght, after which ;OI! Andy, Ilrcainlanit; B E Groves
the dance proceeded until the early ! Mann ; II S Cleveland, I'igsnrogy: W
hours of the morning. | J U«!»y, Mwrltt.
Among   those piesent   were:      M s
Waterman, Mr. and Mrs. Dell, Mr a  d
math ol snakes  Oil   Ihe morning after
ll.e  night   before  we   know   not,   but
LaiuK.s! On Saturday we  rcceiv d   a   Louis makes allidavi: to Uie i llecl thai
When the lifeeeii minute-, were up he  shipment of goids including    ladles' | as he arose from hla downy couch about
!-pi'-ce summer dresees with all   tic j 4 30 he espied a big bid.', u bear crossing
tillare,  'nclud | hiR lot, presumably ou the trail of souft
gl.en the writer by an old timer imung   coolly cUmoUBUd   and    throwing   the   0
the troopers iu the barracks at:  Regiua | reins to his tro n or. walked over to Pie. | iatest trimmings; also 	
reco„ilv. ia Pot's tepee.    The covering of these j inCr jabots, Ilo"s  aid  Pal'rr  Collars jof these tasty  pullets  his  belter  half
The work of   Ciuadian Pacific Rail-; touts are   spread   over   a  number of  Tailor"d and lingerie waist', atOtirus-  serves  up In  the cafaene,   so   Kudd
,-,.■•   ,.„i, iiictio i   was being   rushed   poles tied together  near  the  top,  and  ua] popular prices    Con:e  In   pnd  sec ; p omplly reached for his gun and stni-
■ I,- pi.i trie . «i'-' of SwiftCutrenl   these poles  are so  arranged   that  the | ((,em   before   tiny   are   picked    over,   te I in  pursuit,   tut   by  the  time he'd
SaaaatchttWiii, ii'ii fijsht'ili I'll lineof. removal of a particular one  called  the I The Coalmc.nl Mercantile Co | jumped into his nether garments  and
the engine rs, directly where  the pon- j "key pole" brings the whole stiucturej
At the Hotel 'liter Pi»t i
D Gernm, E Cookeon, P Crelg, H
(IulmeK, J Butlorworth, J Thompson,
David Arm Kl, John Lang, Thomas A
Williams, .luil-ii Thomas Murphy;
Evan Thomas, G V Myreu, E B I'ingley,
F,d. Walker, Otter Valley; Chas. Con-
null, Win. lbilton, Citas. Helming, M
Kicniirdson, Win. Hays, Princeton; B
Mimis, I! Lawrence, I. Blaisdell, Coal-;
niniit;   Willis Clitvi'land,    M   IUbbitt,
Mrs. Schisler,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Young,
They say there  was a  New   Bium-   Mr. and Mrs.  Dlgttlan,  Mr.   and   Mrs.
wicker   headed    for    Coalmont    Who   Avery, Mr. and  Mrs.  Wollarston,  Mr.
gtttng off at Oroville and  b.ing  kind   and Mrs. Hanklnson, Mesdani s Snow-
if buwi'dered at the size of the  place,  den, Cunningham,  I.ugsden,  Andas,
mver haying crossed  the line  before,   Wadell,  Garrison,  Saunders,   Wil.cn,
made e wild dash from the cars andhid   YVhilins, Swanson, and Mrs. PaKolt, of
under the deye l platform, from whence   Kyde,   England;     Misses  McCall'rcy, j rjn lil/itt villi", (1  Hodgson,   lAncliville;
he was only coaxed on seeing a  large   Burpee,    Coullhard,   Schisler,   Irwir,   (' H.irrignn, Giiinite Creek; Mr. and Mr$
codfish   come  dragging along at the   Shepherd, Freeman,  Wistwood,  Will    Thompson, alalia;   Frank   Mclvlnley,
heels of  the   station  agent.   Coming   iams,   Whiluis,   Payee,    Howell",   Mc   Mr   '''""''"' U   V' Sl,rvJ,-V! '•'  ^  ltlle>'«
. ..,.,„      , ,  ., ,    „ ,m   .        ,    IliiilioailCrt'ck! -I   M Tiirnbull,  Trail;
Irom  Codfish  Bay  he  recognised  the  Queen (Coalmont),   1 rasei (Coalmont),    , „  ,.       .-•    , ,  , „,        WBMark*
breed and felt at home once more. and lie Misses Lyall; Mcssis. W Voigl.t    [>i.(ianlK
—~ " J    Nathan,     1,   Marston,     F Tun  r,
Al   It. i   II.. 1,1    l'rllinetoll I
Ain't  it (tinuv  when a girl  turns a J Mitchell, A Miller, BI,«in, JBrom-       ,  y ^^   v,i§qr|l|   j w  Bnrnbre„t
filler down he only loves her all tie hjy, M Wadell, F ScMaler, E Anderson, Tfaili \V I' Cook, Fife, II. C;   W   W
morel t;  t.yall,  Dr.  McCaffrey,  K C Brown, i Voight, Copper Mountain;   I ESlenson,
Morrison, Black, l.a icing, BE Smith,   K Ilorrfiill, G C Ball, Max Border. Van-
TheKotlleValley It.H   hav« sent a Freeman Brothers,  Forsy.U Brot ..s   i"OVon  11  M  Brooks, Mollen. Wash;
* ,,              ,, „             '         ,           I W M Itoll', Govt Agent Mcobi;   P E
survey party under   EllgltlCOl' .Sevinour Arnstrong,    S Moore,  C Snowd u
lip tho Colilwater to work oil the Coqul*  Shean, Ernie Whllms.aiid oih rs
holla Pi.
atructiju cauipn would roin be located ajwn. The sergeant said nothing bnl
with their Ihousands of passionate, un- ,Tith iiii|ireseive deliberation ki ked out
principled navvies—the ftitsam and ' ,i,c f00t of the key-pole of the Chief's
jetsam or humanity—the Cree chief tepee, bringing the grimy structure
Pie-a Pot ind his nume-ous tribe had | down wit lout lurlln r cerrmoiiy. A
- pitched their tents and brusquely an• howl of r ge at olice lobe front all over
nouueed their intention of remaining I the camp, and even the older and quiet | xi-.c
there. -er Indian,   made  a general   rush   for : day.
Now Pica-Pot » id his band of Crees   their arnn
had u jl juai then   th. t   wholesome  re
\fessrs. McLaren and W, C Fry of
Vancouver, with Mr. Mm.rce of New
York, drove up the Tulamrcn Vadey
yesterday w e< , visiting Granite Creek
and overlooktrg the valley generally
with a view !o its dredging possibilities,
.•-■cut on to Tulnmecu  the ^ame
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   i     Mesdames Germaiin' and Ruddy had
r.      ,   . The lea*  sign of weakness or  even . an enjo-rablc ride to Tulameen Stindav
a peel for the la.v  of the  ''Big   »hite 1        . , , .    t   .,      ,        tiolicc ,      ',,    ,   * ■ .,
anaieiy on   nep.srroi   uie  iwo  ponce. , weeic an(t looked in on Mrs. lackson.
Woman "and her  red coat guardians I meo> Qra mo,ion  by  v]l _.dPo^  wou,d |  ■___
got going the crltlur had d.,ajp--arcd
into the tall timber and'the hotel guests
went shy of bear meat lur iheir ileal
The final meeting ol Hit committees
couu.cisd with the '24.h Culcuratiou
sports will be held in Tilson's sl^r; on
Wednesday at 8 30, when eveiybe.dy
Interested is requested to be on baud.
all summer
What will Chaille do now? The G N.
have |il(ink'(l iheir riifht of way slicks
.%ht llirougli tho contio of tho Ot oi
Fiat Hotel barroom in d the buosse
lUliti'i's will have lo seek comfort loi
t1 e inner man elsewhere. Slake on
Master Charles finding n ivaj mil, tho'.
Caumll, Bpuknne; W C Fry, .1 A Farmer,
Vancouver; M .J Mullen, Five Mile; 0
Calder, Cnlgnryi .1 A Diinsmore.Green-
n great day is anticipated, winding up
with a grand ball ul the Conliublit hole,
in the OVOlllng.
It it rumored  thai  Colonel   Lowei)
will retire from his post at the helm of
Tii ■-Uni'.liii-'iulCumnii'ri'iiilAssucii,linn
has lived on headquarters in Ihe cosy
parlor of the Hotel   Miucotte  and   a
  couple of nice ia-y  chairs   are   lo   be
Who's the liar. I eddy or Billy? When purchased for thu immiv frames ul its
presidential ciu.didates and old lime j president and hou. sec. When lounging
friends fall out the dovil collies into his in these I hey might get busy writing
own once more, (,,'fll lengthy cablegram to the provin
cial government on the  non-con -pint ion
The Coal moid celebration on the J lib : ol the streets \A our fair  city,
promises to be a groat success and will ■———
doubtless iillr.Kt » bit; bunch  ol iports      M..x Burger,  represenlin,
  the   Rex
id their knly  II lends  fioin   I'lincelim   Tailoring Company of Toioi.to, was in
At tha SlinllliHiiiesn Hotel i.
A C Werner, .1 E C ( e, W H Jonee,
W II Wade, .1 It Nelson, Spokane; A K
Qoougstord, A H Hunk, I'ott'.aild; A M
Townsond,   England)   \V .1 iMitchell,
I'.io nix; Geo Duffy, Five Mile: D A
Hamilton, Vancouver; F .1 Allison, C
Onttrel, lown: Gi o Henderson, ihovillc;
Luke iVllsuli, 11 .pi ; A 1) Morgan,Coal-
m ll 1: C Breed' n, KeicineoS.
NOT, F. al.eraliy alvon that I luieuilUai.plx
[or ii llci'iisc, .o . r»«'«e-t f. r cohI mi llw l»ll»w-
.ii- i!o*rt' enl lanil":—Hiinliwnetasj at » |mat
i.lnn'.-l "I 'In1 Ii."Hi-'list- r-ornar ol but Urn.
Viil„ liivla.iiii ul Y .le irntrh't, abitnea suntk *l
i-ln ns llieiico cnsl »l elialna. thauee »i«h W
. lmlua. tlimea west s-i rliain" to iwlnt of eom-
ch r lew months' extended acquain-   have res,„t ,, iu   Il)e  ,pced,   dea,h  0, |     Dr< r.ermaine returned from a trip to   the Ledge and be  leaving  Greenwood !«,„! other   points.
dl  touch  Ib   town all last week and reportabusiness
tauttk- were to confer.    Moreover,  it  ie
I now being put to the arrangements nnd  good.
AjirU jWlh, Mis
\V. H- HOLMES. Lsealor.
Length of Children's Skirts.
Mothers ure oiieu perplexed to know
Just  how  loDg  M   make   their young
clnldieu's nnd girl's skirts.
1 or the lol ol one year the little
skirt must be (ill to ihe lop ot the tiny
shoes. Any longer than this would In
terlere wilh progress when the Utile
oue mams to walk.
At eighteen months, when the sturdy
tot Is running ubout, lei the hem come
halfway between the shoe tops and the
kuee. When I lie ihlril milestone tins
been passed let the. skirt be.shortened
so as just lo show ihe bend of (he
knee und keep tills length until the
Utile lady is six jours old.
The nveriige child between the ages
of seven nnd twelve years should hare
her dresses cut lung enough to cover
the knee.
Al thirteen add un Inch or two lo lite
lengili ol Ihe dress, und should she
continue to develop drop the skirl
length to n point hnilwiiy between the
knee und uukle.
A* she reaches llfleen years let the
skirl be about two Inches nbove her
shoe lops. At sixteen 11 skirt that
comes to the lop ol the shoe is correct
When she Is eighteen she Is a young
Indy and should be allowed to choose
the length of skirt she likes nest, but
If she Is ii wise girl she will cling to
ankle length, ur ulmnt four inches from
the ground. These rules, of course, are
subject lo nmtllllciitlon. according tc
the development of the girl. Home girls
ure much larger or smaller limn others
al a given nge und should lie dressed in
keeping Willi their size.
Until ll girl Is past twenty-one she
should not weal very lung skirts. Even
the debutante mil for her second or
third season cnii wenr wilh propriety
a dunce truck that escapes the door by
three Inches.
A Glimpse ol the Famous Composer In
Ona of His Moods.
Richard vYagni Un- composer, needed a good deal of iiuuaglng. and Frnu
Cosituii was always tactful, according
to .ludltb Dauuer's "Wagner al
Home." Wbeu ibo authui hesitated
before accepting Wagner's Invitation
to an excursion si: ■ says Frun Cos|mn
made signs to hei aud earning nearer,
said In a low voice: "Do uot refuse,
be would be angry And lei him man
Hge it all; let him lake Ihe lead. If you
do noi wish to grieve bin "
Later'on she gives another curious
scene: "Behind ihe bouse. In that court
which formed u purl ol llu gurdeu.
nnd from ivhlrli the carriage drive
started, there was 11 high swing, which
I lie children were allowed to use very
carefully, and wilh which Ihe older
people sometimes amused themselves
One day Mine. I'osimu Was sitilug on
the uurrow board Wagner offered lo
start the swing anil give her n good
rtl^bi through Ihe ulr All went wel
for a lime, but. little by llltle. the
motion became more rapid; higher aud
still higher went ihe swiug In vuin
Mine Coslin.'i begged for mercy Cur
rled a way by u kind of frenzy, the
muster paid no uin-ni inn nnd the Incl
denl  began hi have a terrifying effect
"Coslnui grew white; her hold re
Inxed. mid she was iiboin to fall 'Do
you nut see Hun she Is fainting? I
cried. I browing myself toward Wng
tier lie grew pule iu his turn, nnd
the danger was quickly averted. Hut
as the poor woman continued to be
dizzy and trembling, ihe muster con
ejuded it would be wise lo create u
diversion lie run rapidly lowurd the
house, nnd by the aid of Ihe shutters
the moldings and protections of the
stones, he climbed nimbly up the side
nnd. reaching the balcony of the door
above, leaped over It
"He had nblulued ihe desired pffect.
but Iu replacing one evil by another
Trembling with anxiety, Coslnui turn
ed to uie. saying under her breath:
'Above nil things, do not notice him;
do not look surprised, or you cau never
tell where be will end.'"
Be Careful of Children's Feelings,      '
How utli-n dues u mother ' uncoil'
Bclnusly wound ihe feelings of her I
child! How uiiiiiy realties Is the kind
est of woineu refuse their boya or
girls without realizing how dlsnp-
pointed the children may be! Why
depy year baby needlessly"; There are
so many times when a mother must
refuse a child's demands lhat It seems '
cruel lo deny hltu nt other times.
Cruelty is defined as "any ad of a ;
buumn being which Inflicts unnecessn-
ry pniu." Cruelly has au ugly ring,'
hasn't It'/ ltul there are hundreds ol
people who nre honestly unaware ol
their own cruellies.
Do you mothers who deny your ebll-
dreu  little pleasures  Just  been use II !
may be inconsistent for you to grnnt
tbera ul the lime of asking-do yon j
ever think of Ihe "unnecessary  pnln" j
'""■yWBTB Inflicting on IheVhild?   This!
morning, MI'S.  Model MothW. did It oe
cm 16you lhai It was Inflicting "nnuec: i
sary pain" on Utile Bobby when you re \
fused to let blm slund on II ehnlr lo see :
out of the window?    Poor llltle cluip! (
He wasn't tall enough to see without
a boost.   To lie sure, you were writine
letters or dilating or washing dishes,
and you didn't huve time (o Stop und
grunt his request    So you told him ll
would spoil Ihe chair,  Only one minute
would  huve  sufficed  to  pull   up the ,
chair, IU put a newspaper ou It for ihe I
tiny feet, and that tniuute's time woulit
have wived the poor llltle baby heart j
one pang.  Wouldn't it have been wortt
stopping tor?
Children's Scrap Books.
Scrap book collecting is a farm nursery  diversion   that   has   fewer udher
enls tbuu it once had. Time was when
the youngsters devoted much time and
thought   to   gathering   lntiterlal   with
which to till the books, and who would
succeed In  having the best collection !
was a  matter of heated competition j
It seems u pity that this form of col  [
lectlug should have dropped Into dls
favor, for If rightly directed It  may
be the menus of developing traits Ir j
the child that would otherwise lie dor |
in the selection of clippings for a |
child's scrap hook n large proportion I
of spnee should be allotted to verse.
The iiltenllon of the child will thus [
be directed to Ihe ranny beautiful Iduns
that are clothed In musical measure.
Numbers of grown folks can suy that
many a noble sentiment hns become
fixed Iu their thoughts which would
perhaps have escaped them hud it not
been presented In Ihe beautiful garb
of poetry and hnd not the making ol
scrap books been one ot the delight?
oi their childhood.
The   English   Method   of   Dealing   Out
Supplies by the Week,
Iii Ihe mutter of small snrings nnd
watchfulness or expenditure the Eng
llsh housewife Is ahead. For example,
the llngllsh housekeeper deals out to
ber servants the week's allowance of
sugnr. rice, flour, coffee nnd nil other
household provisions that are kept In
quantity, and requires an account of
It all to be rendered, the thing having
been brought lo so line a point that
she knows Ihe exact amount of each
article requisite for her family, allowing so much lo each Individual nnd
Hint quantity being sufficient, as she
knows by experience, two ounces of
lea. for Instance, being regarded ns u
week's supply for eucli single Individ
unl, oue half pound of sugar, three aud
oue half pounds of meat for a woman
and live und one fourth for n. man
facts Which Ihe housekeeper probably
learned fiijjn her mother beforeJier
knowltijpa'nioretiver, the greater van
el.v of Ihe simpler kinds required.
Ali of these siores she svls down In
her housekeeping book ns she gives
them mil. and she toes not full ou the
uext dispensing day to consult ber
dtites and if anything he left over In
the cook's hands not uccotinted for Iu
subtract thai from i.ie' smouni to be
aewly issued. And n I'ngluud serv
nnts expert lids. SC far from helus:
indignant with it ibey would feel as
If I here were uu guiding himd behind
them if left undone nnd ihey given
their bend In un oVerliowlug store
room, ns servants nre wilh us.
Iu fact, Ibere Is no saving which the
housewife in'ross Hie water considers
too small to pra dice or uu beneath hei
Sir John Rote at Great Length,
An   accomplished   English   burrlstet
was Sir .lohn Kurslnke.    Iu height he
was six feel four Inches.
A provincial newspaper In reporting
a case ia which lie was etgaged on eir
cult laconically described Ihe opening
for Ihe complainant us follows:
"Sir .lohn  Kurslnke, as soon us the
defendant's case was concluded, rose
at great length to reply."
The Classical Venus de Milo Has
Yie'dcd to the Pug.
A weekly ne   .-tjeper in Paris recent
'■• conducted h . t z-' contest for beau-
"iful  noses.    Ih3  iudges  were  men-
ir.it;   pc-stl    ;:uf;-tor=,  and art cri-
,;c».    They  awarded  the  prize  to  s
•jz'.i v.- t. .i. ilii-- Dumarey, a-.d
.hell rerdiflt was that she had, or has.
.•- most  beautiful  nos-3 in  Parts.
They said he: n---se was "retrousse,"
.:d that is French for "puj" or
snub,' or "ti.-t It <1," or wi a'evjr you
•eant to call it. all of which goes to
.now that tlifr^ is beauty in we pua
ose. In t'n ■ Pari- beauty contest
1 won first prixe over Grecian, Roman
tn-J ut.ur forms of classic noses.
The perfect classic nose is a rarity
towadays. This Is the nose of Venus
le Milo—a straight line from brow to
ip. Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew,
mong F.ng! tl's nest beautiful wo-
nen, has one.
The   passing   of   the   classic   nose,
l.renologiats insist, is a sign of de-
erioration in culture.   In these busy,
uater'.alistic days the s;-.;iit ol the ag"
not i.-" to indue"? tnc Intellectual
ind  spiritual  development  that  goe*
itn a perfect nose. Tnc mind that
night have been reposeful, beautiful,
iterarv, and y tic has been [orced
uto tin- paths of commerce.
Next to tile iiKiiu.i. til' nose, of all
he liitttrs, is in .-;t easily moulded
iy th ■ trend   l th-j mind nt an earl>
en.   Thcr'f're it may be taken as an
.iidicutiun ol character,
Tne business woman is declared to
'. (level-pi"" n "'*w tvp-i of nos^.    11
inyone doubts this, just compare th-
•lose of  a   working-woman  of  to-duy
.•-ith   u   family   pnrtruit   of  her   non-
vorking grandmother.
The buainess woman's nose is not
large, hut the nostrils nre diluted,
.how n,' breadth of thought, ambition
ind consciousness of power. The dila
.on o: nostrils enables h»r to inhale
lie lara'e supply nl :iir which is neccs.
inry f..r engendering the viror and
■r.erey t'er her work. Artistically oon-
tldered it is not always u pretty nose,
'hrenologists, who claim to discern
lifferences which are not apparent to
lie lav mind, say club women have
wn Kinds ol nos"S—the .-I'ltori-'il nose
aid the nose of executive  ubility.
I a r -i•■• a- in i y ■-: i-'r kinds of
loses ns there nre characters to be indicated, unci there ure innumerable
But when le has B9?n th»m all-
Grecian, Roman, and business noses
-man, ultimate judge, hands the blue
ibbon to the eirl with the "pug."
The Venus nose, is considered ton
coldly "crie.ct nowadays. Other noses
may Indicate excellent a;:d admirable
qualities, but they nr? not pretty.
But the "pus"—- The owner of the
"pu;;" is piouant. coquettish, saucy:
she has a pretty wit and a gilt ol
mimicry. Also site is a clinging v.ue.
\nd that's the, kind of ?irl that never
'•acks admirers, or a husband if she
vants one.
•"■ruck ir
mart fin
Lunch and Luncheon.
There is a very cr-at differenceJio-
iween a "lunch" nnd a luncheon."
At n luncheon t ere are tea nnd
valers. The refreshments nre not
landed uround nor pasred. They ure
■iprved.  One partakes of a luncheon.
Ihe nankin" is laid, acioss o.ie knee.
ffhich is carefully parallel to th» oth"i
knee. The tea is lusted ur sipped; the
«" ckers ure nabbl 'di Iti breaking the
of|»lppingJlb.e tea "lie two)
ers Mo most) of the work.
'ilie only thlnjs one talks about at
a luncheon nre the weather and per
ioinliti.-s.    One laushs "He, he!"
A lunch is not at nil '.ike this.   It
Pen includes stuffed egg" nnd spring
eh'cken.   it comes out oi a basket o-
You us-' nil your finjTs on hot t
hinds nnd lick pie or butter off them
■ you f""l like it.
You talk about anything nnd every
'king. Jokes ure nil right,.even practical ones.
You  luuvli,  "Ha. hi!"  and  eat.
Three Race5 1 ist Hava L«ft Traces ot
Their Customs Behind Them.'
Science b:.> proofs of the existence
of several prehistoric races, but only
three of these have left traces of their
customs behind them. These are Oo
mo Europeus. Homo Eurufrlcus and
Homo Eurasleu- The first race is extinct. Its representative man resembled the remains of Neanderthal. Bis
forehead was low and retreating and
lis eyebrows beetled.
Probably the second race journeyed
lo Europe from the north of Africa
Their traces have been found ou the
Thames, la Moravia, und lu caves of
different regions.
Sergy, a close student of human
origins, traces the second race lo the
paleolithic culture of the quaternary
epoch In the south of France. Iu that
culture analogies with Mycenaean and
prehistoric Egyptian civilization nre
found Some families of the rnce may
have been Inspired by their adventurous and nruStlc instincts to wander
onward out of their own land to a hind
specially suited to the development of
Iheir dreams nf something Hint they
hud never been able lo produce In
their own country. The geographical
conditions, the climate and the natural
bounty of Hie kind they settled iu may
have allured Ihem und encouraged
I hem to develop iheir rude arts.
The lhlrd"*r\i. c. Homo , Eurusicus.
came Into Europe from weslcrn Asia,
and Its members were the ancestors
of the modern European people*.—
Writing Which May Be Made Invisible
or Visible at Will.
There are several ways In which two
persons can correspond with each olb-
I er unknown .to.even Ihe -people before
whose eyes the very letter is held   Ovid
■ taught young women when writing to
their lovers they should use new milk
' ns Ink. This when dried Is invisible,
but by scattering coal dust orsoo! upon
the paper the writing becomes legible.
Ansonlus adopted this method when
writing lo Paullnus.
Diluted gulpblric add,  lemon Jnlee,
: solutions of nitride nnd chloride of
cobalt or of chloride of copper write
colorless, but on being healed the characters written-^vith the lirsl  two be-
; come black or brown and the latter
green.   When tfr paper becomes cool
', the writing disappears aud leaves (he
puper blank again Saltpeter dissolved
In water and equal parts of sulphate of
copper and snl ammonlnc dissolved In
wilier nre two good invisible inks.
There nre also some iuks which are
Invisible when dry, but visible when
moistened with another liquid Thus
a solution of muriate of antimony
washed with llnctnre of gulls becomes
yellow, green vitriol Ink washed with
the name solution turns black, nitrate
of cobalt washed with oxalic acid turns
blue, arsenate of potash with nitrate
of copper green; solutiou of gold with
muriate of Un puple.
English Actors Give a Signal When It's
Timj to Laugh.
"Nothing lilusiraies ihe difference
between English und American wit
more, probi.bly. Ui.id the manner In
which playwright- wrtte iheir lines."
said ltur>e:'i Buy.ucs. "There ure few
people who renlue ibe Intricacy of the
science nf writing a 'laugh'- (bin Is. a
tine capable ot producing a laugb trom
un audience.
"A man may w:;tp one of the fun
nlest lilies evei given lo die American
stac;e> rtnd see It Icnnrcd by an audience because ot some act on Ihe purl
ol the producing company or one mem-
tier ul Hi::I company I have seen thf
wittiest remarks wauled because of
the move of a hand or ol (he head of
the cumedlnn or nrlor who enunciated
it Then, again. Ihe laugh Is taken nut
of a line by Ihe moving of some person In Ihe stage selling or by ihe niov-
ine, of sonic part of ihe s'uire set
ting itself Ii is lutiuy how the sllttht
esi move on ihe purl of an actor, after
reciting certain tines, absolutely elltn
Initios Uie wit from ohm he hns Just
spoken so far ns the Rlldlenee Is eon
"This Is so of American audiences.
bill HOI so of Ills English theater go
bit: public. They will mil llillgb unless
Ihe wliilclsm Is finished by a nnd of
the head ol a certain movement ol Ihe
"ll Is on ihls account lhal certain
comedies, great successes In ihls conn
try,   are   absolute   (allures   In   llrent
Britain."   I iinlluupH,   "Something
must be done when n 'laugh line' Is
spoken on Ihe English siu^e lo give
the audience an inkling I hut ihe ulttl-
clsm bus been completed. Then you
gel your laugh.
"Not so. on the contrary, wilh Americans I remember of hearing nf an
Incident Involving one of Olgu Neth
rrsoles I'rsi appearances In this conn
try. Several times during Ihe perform
Bnce the celebrated actress walked lo
the sides nnd exclaimed to Ihe siage
manager: 'What's ihe mailer? Are
they going (o hiss me off? Why. Ihey
applaud before they hear the end of
Ihe lines.' In each Insianee she was
told that the audience was quicker
than the audiences to which she had
been accustomed lo playing. She was
told the Americans grasped the meaning and the wit of her lines when she
had spoken only half of them. The
actress, although she received nil kinds
of applause during the performance,
seemed disheartened." — Washington
School Teacher; Have a Better Chance
For Statesmen's Jobs.
No statesman has made a stronger
mark for himself in the history ul
Creat Britain than the present Prime
Mini-ter. for. whatever the views may
be with regard to the Prime Minister'-
policy towards the House of Lords, it
cannot be denied that in the (ace of
odds that appeared insuperable to
most of his predecessors in office he
lias been successful in bringing about
the most revolutionary change that
has taken place in the written and
unwritten constitution of England
since 1638, when James II, was deposed and the Protestant occupancy
and succession of the throne of the
country   assured
It may  be,  there'ore, ol  timely  interest to  recull that  Mr.  Asquith acquired his habits of mastery over his
ministerial   colleagues   and   over   the
members of the Liberal Party (except,
of  course,    the    Irish)    as   a  school
teacher.  His father was far (rom rich,
and, destining him to a commercial
career, sent him to the City of London   School,   where   he   distinguished
himself   us   a  scholar,   but  not  as   a
schoolboy.   That is to say, he showed
no taste whatsoever for the sports nnd
! games of the institution.   He curried
off,   however,   all   the   school   prizes,
I including un Oxford University Scliol-
1 Hrship.   und   entering   Balliol  College,
Iroin which so many men of note have
! been   graduated,   became   one   ot   its
1 most  brilliant lights, and one ol the
' bright particular stars ol Dr. Jowett,
| its famous master, achieving a degree
' of prestige among his fellow students
which eventually led to Iheir electing
| him president of the celebrated debnt-
j ing club kr  .ii as the Union.
Having thus made his mark at Ox-
; ford, he returned to London lo study
I for the Bur. The regular course ex-
i tends over a period ol three years,
and throughout this time, having only
I small means of his own", he earned
| his living us au assistant muster at
■ his old school, that of the City of
I London. It was not until some time
I after receiving his "cull," in 1876.
1 when he succeeded in establishing a
: legal practice sufficient to keep body
'. nnd soul together, that he gave up
his teachership. These few years of
assistant mastership at the City of
j Loudon School huve proved of inesti-
I muble value to Mr. Asquith. •
Evidence of the pructicul acceptance
' of this view may be obtained by a
glance around Europe, where schoolmasters are to he found occupying so
many of the high offices of the Government of their country that one is
led to the belief that the pedagogue's
desk is, ufler all, perhaps the most
advantageous stepping-stone to high
political preferment, and that teaching boys furnishes the best training
for Cabinet office.
A Wig and a  Tragedy.
It is just as well that our enthusiasm
for oriental curiosities should he tempered by discretion, Eastern antiquities may be picturesque and wilh all
the churm of mystery, but nt the same
time they may have a hlsiory that, if
known, would consign them to the
stove without benefit of clergy. Here
is a story bearing upon the point and
wilh its obvious moral. A young nnd
extremely prelly girl wen( to n fancy
dress  bull   In  Chinese costume.    The
fhe*§Bf?!rlouiMicr6be. )     triivmph  of  her  makeup   was  a. real
.ife I grlwmg toofbompllcnted for i oriental wig. and she wore it proudly.
•  nvifrnce  unlearned   human   being.  ! Some time after a strange mark  up-
Studying  Gocd   Pictures.
is  said   that   wood   music   oftc:-.
urd    will    uivvi    pleas'.
hose   who   did   ltd   lik"
e   even    t
it   tit   first,
'mt. heard in  the light   of Bcfiie ex-
.l.inuti'Hi us to its meanins fnv pleas
ire   will   be   doubled.     This,   loo,   is
'ni"h the same with pictures.   If we
iludy  carefully   even   such   reproductions  us can   be  given-in  a  lunik  or
.ip  pages  of   u   mazazin'  and   learn
"iirAhing about what tlry mean atd
"w tiaey wef produced and the ideas
tl'-ey represent we shall be well started
•ward    some    renl    appreciation   nl
-eut ouintitivs.   Every Hue and vll il
•ing  »■»  learn  about  nny  ?ood  pi"-
tttrc  helps   us   to  judge  correctly  all
Mier pictures.
I    Life m grwrfug tporeomplicafed for
1 the  nvifi'nce  unlearned   human   being,
says)  Use  Dietetic  and   Hygienic  Gazette.    It-has been discovered by medical   men   thut   birds   are   dangerous
curriers   of   disease—lhat   "even   I ho
fluttering of a canary In Its cage nmy
(brow out Infection" and that ns for
the  companionable.  Impudent  parrot,
: he often suffers from something culled
! psiitni'ose. which may be transmitted
I to the unsuspecting owner.    The uu-
I friendly germ, the vindictive aulliial-
cnle, the blustering bacillus, browse on
i our carpets,   hide Id  our books,  hold
j swimming   races   in   the   water    we
I drink.    They seat themselves by bur
side   In   the  trains,   Invade  the   very
clolhes we wear and penetrate to the
: innermost portions of our uuirtbilfy"My
I means  of  the  atmosphere   w4ri»h.'-we
i shall   very  soou   be  cautioned  not   to
1 breathe.
Some time after a strange murk appeared on her forehead, and this was
trenled ns a trifling skin affection But
It refused lo disappear; In fact, It grew
larger, and then the specialist was
consulted.   It was leprosy.—Argounat.
Very Siriple.
"I've been working, i«o or three
evenings making au umhiella stand,'
says the man who bos (i;ker, up arts
and crafts endeavor.
"Two or ihree evening*!" exclaims
the other man. "Why w»ste all thul
time? Why don't you lend ll In a cor
ner or slick ii In the grouid?"-Judge.
Motherly Admonition,
A New lock woninti ol great benuty
callea one day upon a Irlenil. brluglniF
with Uei hei eleven year old daughter,
who gives promise uf becoming as
great a beauty as per mother.
It chanced that the callers were
shown lulu a room where ihe friend
had been receiving a milliner, and
there wereseverul heutititul huts lying
nbonti ,1111 Hllg the couversnllon Ibe
lillle girl amused hersoll by examining
the milliner's creations, Ot the number I hn I she Hied nn she seemed par-
tlculnrly pleased wilh a large black
affair which spr off her light hair |
rbnrmlllgly. Turning to her mother.
the little girl said:
"1 look just like yon uow. mother
don't I?" j
"Shi" cautioned the mother wilh up  (
lifted Huger.   "Don't be vain, deur."
.   I
••It is not work lltnl  Kills men-It Is l
worry    The revolution Is not what de-
strays machinery, but the friction."
A Superfluity.
Bottle was "bu ling up" his wife, j
He hud done nobly until he gol down
to the Wijislbnud.   Then, contort him- |
self as  he  would.  Ihe  two  remaining j
links obstinately refused to connect      j
With a final yank. Bottle gasped. "It's.,
no use, Mollle; there's not euough material by  half an Inch."
"Not enough?" luugbed Mollle.
"Seems to me It's a willful waist"-'
io,i ...
The Troible.
"What's the trouble?" Inquired the
"This ludy lawyer want;, lo make a
motion." explained ike de'It. "but her
gown is too tight."—Washington Her
A Lesson For Geyge.
Betty—George luteuds ( i huve his
own way In everything when we are
married, (irnce- Wli,- ate you going
lo mnrry him. then? Befty-Jast to
relieve his mind of a false Impression
Can You B ist It?
"I'm afraid. Tout, denr, yim will find
me a mine of faults He- Darling, ll
shall be the sweetest labor of my life
to correct them. She (flnrlng upi-In
deed, you shan't!-Bool on Transcript.
Gsruso'? Ihrnui if iiurma,i
Hla larynx is <>  K :
His pharyna 15 In Al shnpe.
His tonsils In full pluy;
His icisiil inisf mes are clear;
Ills vocal ehotds are sound.
Caruso's tiitoiit is normal
Now Im the world an round.
-New Vork Tribunal
But how's his thyroid cartilage?
His (tottls—does It work?
His epiglottis- doth no eerm
Within his weusnnd lurk?
Ills bronchia-can Ihey project
A note with proper slain?
Is his esophagus all rlRlit?
And how'a hla diaphragm?
—Chicago Trlbunft
Don't you think that'a personal?
How can we help but doubt
You're right to waybill poor Caruso
And turn him Inside out?
So lei Ids gullet go unmapped.
His diaphragm unwrung.
For what's the use If poor Caruso
Can sing Hie songs he sung?
-Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Ea^er for an Education.
A "oltuva (south r.ussia) paper refill ly published an advertisement
rom ii Jew who offered to pay the
-'cs nt u local gymnasium cf thr"e
Christian children. The reason foi
lie offer is obvious. Hy the adnrs.
.inn of 'the thr:>e Christians tn exiru
due under the percentage norm
voi'ld be provided for u Jew, and the
idvotiser hoped by this I'.csprriil"
ueins to S'cure the -admission of his
,0.1—Jewish Chronicle,
A   Pljcky   Man.
''D'in'l spend i o money lor gas.'
it lo.,i the dentist, "'.'uirk it out il it
lets hurt."
"You are plucky," said the dentist.
L'l   III' sc   'tile t   -ith."
'Oh, 'taln't ;ne titul's e.6t the tooth
eel i". it's my •> LI •. Shell be hen- in
ii minute."
A Forcible Indictmet't.
f Ittle Nell - I don't Ike my pa;m
nre bit. He's n.vhil s d ish. .'lamina-
H is? Little N II Yes'm. He neurli
„al down on my d illy, un' then, 'stead
jl tnkin' nit.-tiier chair, he took he-
chair.right away froiii h-*r .in' left'he
,;,  t... hard   fl. or.
The Best Medium.
An ad. upon some lonely rock
May business boost,
Bet fnilh where crows delight to (look
Or herons roost
Bucli enle-rprlse Is well for those
Who woulu supply
A line ot merchni.illse that crows
Ol   weasels buy.
Bui If you're entering to man,
Wn must confess,
No medium Is heller than
The dully pi ess
-Kansas City Journal.
A Tart Critic.
The Abbe d'Aublgnnc, wlpV-wrote
I admirably on dramatic composition
| and hud Instanced many,, living, examples of failure lu that direction,
was bo imprudent after thirty years'
silence as to write a tragedy himself.
lu the prefnee he boasted that he, of
nil dramatists, had most scrupulously
observed the rules of Aristotle, whose
Inspiration he had followed! To Ibis
It was replied by one who hnd suffered
from his criticism, "I do not quarrel
with the Abbe d'Aublgnnc for having
followed the precepts of Aristotle, but
I cannot pardon the precepts of Aristotle that caused the abbe to write
such u tragedy."
Color of Lightning.
The color of lightning Is ulmost entirely due io the nature of (he sub
stance lu Its track that Is made incandescent. The blue, red, purple or
silver tinls. which are ordinarily much
more brilliantly marked In tropical
countries than they ever are lu ihls
latitude, are due io Ihe siune circumstance as lhat which produces the
color designedly communicated to the
light of different klud,s of fireworks.
Each different foreign Ingredient that
floats In the air has lis own proper
hue. which ii can communicate to the
lightning The vnpor of Iron bus one
kind of shine nnd the vapor uf sulphur
another—Harper's Weekly.
An   Expensive   Error.
One   summer  some   few   years  ago,
j I  puid  u  visit  to  South  Slior-'.  Lnn-
i cashire,  lo  join  the   "mi.-sis,"   who
' hud proceeded there u f.-w days previously.     Thinking   to   give    her   a
| pleasant surprise 1 had not apprised,
ner of my coining.    On my nrrival  I
made  for  the   bench   hoping   to en-■
counter her, and gr:-at iv.ns my delight
■ when I espied her in the distancj
sitting on the sand with her back
towards  me.    Approaching  stealthily
, I threw my arm suddenly around her
: neck and imprinted, a rapturous kiss
I on  her lips.    A  piercing shriek  rent
': the air!    Oh. norrorls! I  had jolade  n
terrible   blunder."    It   was   not   my
wife.    The   scenr.   that   ensued   baffles
description!    Suffice    it   to   say   my
facial  benuty  wus  swiftly  .'polled  by
the   imprint  of   the   indignant   lady's
; nails,  und  a  policeman   murclud  me
'off to  limbo  uniid.-t  the  execrations
1 of  numberless    "trippers"    who   hud
I ii-sembl.d.    Next  day  I  wus brought
before the "beak,"   and   after   being
■ s verely    reprimanded,     wus     fined
I three guineas   nnd   costs   or 14 days
"hard!"     Moral—"Look   twice   before
you kiss once."
Stolen Eloquence.
"It Is belter to be silent." said a
prominent clergyman, "Ulan lo be elo
qnent by unfair ni'eiius.
"There was once a divine whose good
wife said to him:
"'.lames, d-nr. Ihe Rev. Fir Teuthly
has iiinele over S'Jiin by (he publication
of ti volume of sermons You preach
much belter than Dr. Teuthly. denr.
Why mn print a few of your sermons?'
"'My love.' the man whispered
hoarsely. 'Ihey were nil printed long
ago.' "
Long-Lived Geese.
When not needed for Christmas
feasting geese will live to a great age.
Some few years ago, writes "G. W.
M.," in The Field. 1 came across a
very venerable goose (male or femalo
1 cannot now suy) in Westmoreland/
England, In unexpected circumstances. 1 was walking from Miltt-
thorpe to Arnside, und at Gauaside.
found an acquaintance, sitting on a
seashore bench feeding a pet goose
with biscuits stopped in ale.
He told me that this goose had been
In his family for over forty years, and
was  purtial  to  beer,  stout, and even
gin.    One of the most reinnrkuble records  of  the  longevity  of geess  with
j which 1 am acquainted is to be lound
in  nn old   book  entitled  "Travels  In
! Scotland," by Rev. James Hall, M.A.
I On  n  visit  to  n   Mr.  Charles  Grant,
■ of   Elchies,   Stirlingshire,   the   author
was   informed  of  a  guilder  that  had'
i been  killed  by  Occident,  after  living
, at  the same  place for "above  eighty
i years," and lor fifty of those years it
1 had consorted with only one female.
Practical Point of View.
The mull wntihed his wife us she sn-
tered I lie vol lug booth.
"Do you like to see a woman m.n-
gllng wilh a lot of men at u pullLig
place':" Inquired a bystander.
"It depends a great deal on the w.iy
she voles," said I ho husband, who was
•i practical man.—Cleveland Plnlu Dn I-
A National Mistake.
•j wonder why the F.nglish people
have taken the rose us their national
"Why not?"
"Judging by the way their peerage
it ti n t American fortunes, I should
think a more appropriate floral emblem
would be ma lipoid '- Baltimore American.
The Nervous Patient.
"You-should take nn Ice cold plunge
every morning." stild Ihe physlclnn.
"lint, doctor. I huve Insoinnlu."
"The Ice cold plunge will help to
cure It."
"No. It won't I'll lie nwake all ulgbt
dreading It."-Washington Star.
Dad Wai Horsey.
"Pa. what did Uerodoiiis do?"
"Oh. I think he won a purse lhat
was offered for three year olds once.
Say. can'i vnu qnli hotherlnu me when
I'm trying to read whin is eolng on in
the worid?'    Chicago Ucciird Herald.
He  Was Coming  Back.
A ncnt story is told In connection
with the K'eent strikes in Manchester. A certain boy was not credited
with being particularly smart, but as
the mutt.r wu.- urgent and nobody
else wus available the manages de-
cid.d to send him wilh the lorryload
of goods to "try to pass through the
pickets. When he reached the corner
of the str el he wus told to "get buck
or lake the consequences."
"Well," he said. "1 mil going back;
they wouldn't let me through at the
other end."
So th.y let him through, and the
goods  were delivered.
Not Forgetful.
"1 suppose." said ihe facetious householder to Ibe plumber's assistant who
has been sent Ij repair the leak, "that
coll are one ot (hose plumbers who always forget lo bring the right loul and
then huve to spend au hour or so going after IL"
'No. sir," replied Ihe honest wok-
ni.'iniiii. "I always remember not lo
nriiig It."—I.llu.
Gave a Respite.
The Doctor—How Is (he patient this
morning? The Patient's Wife—1 think
he's heller, but he seems to be worry-
j lug about something. The Physlclnn—
Hum: Yes, Just tell him I won't r.ei.d
It for a month. That ought to freshen
aim up Borne,—Chicago News.
A  Trifle Mixed.
Herald-fhc is a college graduate.  I
believe*. ""
tiernidlne-»es; she Is un otd inuid ol j
Herald   An old maid of arts':
liernidine Isn ( linn whnl you call j
n female bachelor ot arts/-.New Vork |
Too Crest 3 Sacrifice.
She fveary ol wnllliigi If yon srll
t'dog, Jolni we emid get married. He
-All' Wolr'lii'l Hi look s|||v to sell S
doe like Unit lo oe married! London
(lului. '-■
Arctic Scepticism,
"Hid you see tne Janitor?" asked
Mrs. Shlvvcrs.
"Ves," replied her husband. "1 told
him il was us cold lu our Hat as at tue
north pole.'
"What did be suy?"
"He merely looked supercilious nnd
asked for my proofs."—Chicago Itec-
Slim Styles.
Setdnm Is the gtrl Who serves
As fashion's sieve
Now allowed in have ihe curves
Nature nave
—apokunt Spokesman-Kevltiw.
A Hysterical Rondeau.
From luncheon she ended me down,
By telephone si-p culle-ii uie up;
My ite'ctiyence l ad won her frown.
illsiil scornfi.tlv she catted ine tlown.
1 hnd lorgot t i praise tier gown,
My thin excuse ualled ine up,
Anil that Is why sne called me down
\\ hen angrily she called me up.
Just the Same.
David Bispham, the fain us singer,
when crossing the Atlantic, once got
into conversation with a ship's bar-
b:-r. "I 'opes," said the barber, "thut
we shall 'nve the pleasure of 'earing
you  at the concert to-night?"
"No," replied the singer, "I've ju.-.t
finished a long nnd exhausting season, und. within a few days I an, to
open in London. 1 hnve decided
not to do anything on the voyage."
"It's the same way with ine," said
the barber, sympathetically, "When
I'm ashore 1 never looks at a ruzor!"
Willing to Support Proxy.
A freshmilll ol the University of
Pennsylvania was called upon to vols
for nlheei's iu a recent gathering Not
being well ncquiilnted wilh ihe nominees, he ihoughituiiy hesitated before,
tilling mil ins haunt.
Ulie ot Ihe company let* the rraim
with the explanation thut he wi-uid
"vote by proxy."
"So will I." suld Allien nnd. wltti his
pencil poised nbove Ills paper, leaned
over H> n compuiilou on Ms right nnd
"Suy. what's Proiy'l flret unniv?"—
■' IdiaUelptua   I Hues.
Frowns Venus Smiles.
II Is one ol ihe incongruities of the
benuty search that womeu will spend
the greater pint of an hour before
Iheir glass, attempt lug to uld mature In
her good Intentions and conceal her
lillle malices, only lu destroy the
whole carefully built structure by
frowns and grimaces.
This futile aiteinpl at facial art Is
like veiling an exquisite picture, with
an nir ul heaviness und foreboding,
painting it lu wonderful colors and
then drawing across Ihe fair surface
harsh black lines Wreak die greatest
masterpiece wilh dark pencil marks,
dim Its luster wilh a dull gray atmosphere, nnd ii heroines a thing nf ugliness, without value and without churm.
The fine Is nature's canvas of beauty
upon which she spreads (he colors ot
her pnllelle according to the wisdom
of the owner. She does her best, and
if we choose lo mar the result with
wrinkled brow, deep lurrows and line
lines the blame should be placed
where It right fully belongs. Notice
Hint nine business women out or every
ten force two deep frown lines between (he eyebrows 'Nils Is dune In
u mistaken effort t« appear serious,
perhaps lo give au Impression of deep
thought and mental gyuiuuslies. As a
mailer uf tact, ll succeeds only lu
creating all all of extreme unrest. No
Conversation, business ul social, Is Impressive unless in eomiulliied by perfect barnumy and pulse. Frowns nre
not Indicative ul great mentality, as
nil I he world Is aware bruins are not
depeudeut upon facial riinlortlons.
These frown limes often cnuie from a
constant stale nf worry 'Ihey are the
outward nnd visible sinus of the trouble borrowers, the people «ho curry nn
umbrella no mailer Imw sunny the
skies. One girl of extraordinary benuty
spoiled the whole eflei'l ot her perfect
contour und coloring by frowning a
deep ugly line .lust nlinve the bridge
of her nose. No umount of massage or
electrical treatment availed in the
eradication of this disfigurement for
no sooner would Ihe line begin lo grow
dim than she would return io the old
I.ong lines ncross the brow, the result of elevating Hie eyebrows to ns-
I slsl in eoiiversulliiii. Is a cnininon mls-
i tuke against Which Inn much cannot he
j suld.   Those seams continue lo grow
. deeper wilh each year until  they  he-
| come  llxed  nnd   dnrk,  carrying  with
them the appearance of nge und anxiety.  Hy nil melius massage Ihem with
a   good   cold   cream,   using   a   rotary
movement,  aud  (lien  practice  talking
minus Ihe eyebrow accompaniment before your m|rror. say, a hull hour ut a
time.   Persistence   in   this   treatment
'. will bring about its ahuudoument.   Its
careful not lo dni% Ihe eyes nito unnatural lines when laughing.
Wrinkle Removers.
Rubber bands for removing wrinkles
In the forehead arc being tried by
many women, who are enthusiastic
over (he success Ihey have bad. The
bauds ure flat anil shaped to fit the
forehead, having a small point extending down lu front over the nose. Ke-
fore adlllsllng the band Ihe forehead
should be rubbed wllh cold cream
and a little ur the same cream
smeared over the Inside (if Ihe rubber
strip. Then It should be fastened in
place hy means of tapes. If (he rubber
beiiutilier is loo light a headache may
result It should be remembered Hint
the virtue of such nn appliance lies In
Its healing properties After the bund
has been worn a llltle while Ihe Inside becomes coined with perspiration,
which helps to cause Hie wrinkles to
disappear. The rubber piece should be
cleansed carefully after il is used each
time by wiping off the cold cream with
u cloth. 'Ihe forehead should also be
given further i rem meat with dashes
of cold wider to restore the circulation
und close the pores of the skin.
Treatment For Oily Scalp.
An oily sculp Is bad lor the hair.
When it fulls from ullluess It is n »ure
sign Hint the glands are distended, und
the hair which grows lu liny tubes
and through which the oil runs to feed
and nourish 11 cinitmt drink it up us
fast as It exudes Iroin the pores; therefore It busies out on the sin luce ol the
scalp mid becomes mingled with the
hair, making it greasy und heavy. Tjie
huh llsell is overfed. Iiecoines rotten
and tails Nevci be tempted to give
the hah a dry shampoo No powder
was ever (undo thut inn lake the place
uf a good soap Jelly and water to
shampoo Willi Hosldes. Ihe powders
dog Hie poll's, thereby creating un unhealthy conilllliiii. tor, un matter how
Ibe hair inui lie brushed ullei the pow-
del application, some will reiiiaiu.
For the Parts'! Coiffure.
Now Hull the pinied colflUlli is fashionable ami women whose hall Is either
I bin or cniy nn lop ure despairing about
ever  liellig able to adopt   Ihe  modish
headdress experts are preparing  false
plei es to covei up such deflcleucles and
signs ot age.    Little caps or  flat sections are made ot  milady's combings
and  worn on top ot the head.   These
I are  constructed  "ll   a   very   line   net,
j wllh a realistic pari, and are held In
| place  by   line   Wire  hairpins  just  the
' color nf ihe hair or by tiny shell combs.
| They are easy to adjust nml cannot be
delected  when  worn with u cuiefully
arranged coiffure.., ■
Ashley - I know a man who cau walk
on Ills celling pist ns well ns a fly.
Seymour What gives mm Hie [tower'.'
Ashley - A ey, lone that blew his
bouse upside' flowu. - I'hliudeipuia
rress. !
To Be Consistent.
"1 hate a Uur!" t-ecivstnn cried
tiuiu Hrlfttilh   '"I tiei.   iwoiiin s-era
You rcallv niiKlu io irv lo nlile
Venn  i«ek -U sell neleeni
—Cainui'.c Siandard and  I'lmsa. \
| Desperado
A Scheme Thai Was
Well Planned
By George Edward Burns
Copynent Dy American Press Asao-   •
atlon. 1U11.
When Hunker, the uoted desperado,
snot up the towu ot Eureka: killed the
cashier ol Phillips' buuk and helped
hlmseil (o some $20,000 In currency,
being his fourth exploit In tbut neigh
borlicod within a moruli. It was
thought hy (he citizens lo be high
time something was done tu step such
ti recti.ur proceedings.
Within half au dour after Bunker
and three ussistuiils rode out ol town
a meeting was called at the looted
bunti nun measures inkeu to break up
the gang A posse wan organized
consisting of a dozen citizens, and inter pia 'ed under ibe orde-rs nt n de
tectlve who wus telegraphed lot and
In n lew hours reached liureka by
Special iridn     Pierce Itobblns, the new
arrival, hud captured a swindler hand
by stratagem, and it was hoped that
be would be able lo trap Hunker.
Itobblns first step wus lo locate (he
desperado and his gang He iheretore
sent out members ot the posse In every direction (o gather Intu'-uiadon
and communicate with him ui ICureku
as soon us any Intelligence whatever
was received ot the whereabouts or
movements ot the murderers und (dun
Meanwhile Hunker, whose tactics
after a raid were io go lino hiding at
some prearranged place not lar from
the scene uf his operations, occupied a
deserted sawmill in a wood a railroad ran past the mill, (hough on ills
other side ol a creek Hunker's purpose was to keep ipnel (HI il might
be supposed thai lie bud reached some
point nuiny miles away, then stop a
passing train and ride out ol the dis
tiict where he wus especially wanted.
Two days nftei Hie robbery a boy
who was tishiug In ibe creek saw men
St the mill. The youngster slipped
down off a stump ou which be snl aud,
nnseeu by the nuui In ihe mill, dodging
sometimes In the wntei und sometimes
under the bunk, mnde his wuy out of
the wood He Ivid Ushcd (here ofteu
and had never seen any one In the
mill before. Everybody In the region
knew of the Eureka robbery, and ibe
boy suspected that the meu he nad
seen were the robbers lu hiding
On the fourth day after the robbery
n farmer walking along the railroad
track not far from the mill met a red
beaded man who bade him good morning nnd seemed disposed to chat, dually turning the subject to the whereabouts of Hunker and his meu. 'ibe
farmer told him It was generally believed that the gang had got so far
away with theii plunder thai It was
not likely to be recovered When the
two parted the red uended iiinn, who
wns one of the gang reconiiolterlng.
went to the mill mid reported lo Hun
ker what lie hud heard
It wns determined hy Bunker and
bis men lo stop the afternoon train
and lenre the region on ll lititt un
bour before it wa9 due Hie foui meu
left the mill, crossed '.he creek, and
when Hie train ruuie along Hunker
signaled ll to stop. The engineel obeyed the signal, and the robbers got
aboard, one man climbing tu ibe eu
glue, another to Hie baggage cur, while
Bunker and his othei assistant, Hie
red headed uiuu, entered Ihe only passenger car.
'ibe conductor ns soon as ilie men
entered the train asked Bunker what
he mi'aul by stopping the train,
"Do you suppose we were going to
walk Ave miles to a station?"
Tbo conductor grumbled, hut Ihe men
puld their fare, and there was nothing
more snld about the inntter
At the next station two (turners and
their wives got aboard After a consultation Rnnker sent the man with
him forward with a message lo (he two
others The train passed the nest station without stopping. The conductor
bulled ihe cord connecting Uie engine,
but wliii no effect Then Bunker said
to uiin:
"Conductor, I'm In charge of this
Irani. We're not going to do any
aiurt stopping just now, and we're go
lug to move at full speed. \ ou sit
down ibere aud keep quiet."
I he conductor obeyed the order, but
one ot ihe farmers protested. He
said that he and his wife were ticket
ed for the station just passed and
dldn I wish to go any farther. Bunker
told him to shut up so fiercely that
he obeyed the order at once.
The man who had gone forward
came   tank   aud   said   something   to
Ilinnkei which seemed to be saiisfac
lory, ibe train wns running at full
speed, and ine two men we're evident
I 1} much pleased at Ibeir chance for
j escape. Eu: u Held a revolvei lu Uis
I Oana, though uu one disputed theii
I will, tine ot ihe farmers wires gave
i evidence ol Hysterica, while the other.
! appearing lo rely upon neing a worn
! uu. berated t.he robbers, soundly. Hei
' iit)"t'unii tn-uu-a nei to is? unlet, wntle
i the nusliai.u ot lUe othei woman trieu
to Be>-|! nis wile truiu a collapse. I he
' lew olllel passengers III (he ear s":l'
stilt, not daring to move u Huger. As
j lor me conductor, be sat crouiheo
I down in s seal trembling use a 'ear
• Hie   ol   uie   Inruiers   and   nis   wife
j  were on one sine ot  Hie car. and uie
! other   pair   were  a   tew   seals   iiehlud
j (hetu on  ihe opposite side, timb Heine
ueui   (he  middle     HniiKei   stood   wllh
\  ins   hack   against   ine   tnrwaid   door
i   while   tUe   r-0   ll-Hil'-O   llllltl   stood  III   n
t siun.ur   position   wilh   legurd   lo   (In
real door.    1 he woman who nna pro
lestea got  up from ner seal and inn:
eu   II   over   so   Hint   she   would   nde
backward,    I lie robbers mnde no on
Jerlion tn Hits, ana ine husiiunii meek
ly n iiuiesied
The I wo couples were now rldlm:
fate to f:i e. one couple looking a'
Hunker. While ll.e other looked at nis
assistant. Ihe (ruin was lining al it
furious rale, und wiienevei it cum* In
ii curve ihe rubbers runnel it diltleuii
to maintain men positions. After one
ol those lurr.S, with u conaeipiotil dis
tun,mice ot i in- meu s equilibrium.
two snots mug out siuiiiuuii'-ousiy.
lu u tw.iiutitig the stulus wns
cbauged Hunker sank on ttte floor
and ills pui, who heard the glass In
ine top ot ihe door t» ititid tiiui cmi'k
looked vuiuiy toi whoever nud nreo
Hut a second st.ol stopped his observs
lions. I he farmers wives, who had
done the shooting, unbuttoned their
dresses and u.rew them oil. display
mg mens ciotning. While (heir nnenrj-
nuts, opening the (orwurd door, rushed
over Bunkers tioily to I lie nest cur
Oue oi mem. slopping iietore Hie door
of the baggage car. tnrew i( open.
while (be oltiei stood wnn a cocked re
voivei  pointing into (he car.
J l,e roubei who was stationed there,
having nis buck to (tie limners, wns
defenseless and obeyed an order io
throw   up   I.is   hands       ihe   nuggage
man disarmed iniu, while one ot the
tanners Weill uu through (he forward
door and cliudied over the back ot the
lender ll.e engineer occupied one
side ot the ,'nb. wnite the rnbbei guard
lug him sal on the other side, botb
looking forward, I'be din prevented
ine newcomer trom being neard. and
he had an opportunity la demand the
surrender ul the robber, though the
latter neto a cocked revolver in his
right n:inet Crunching behind a pile
of coal, the tanner took aim al the
robber, then yelled al ttie top ot his
voice tor surrender. I ue robber nes
ittdea ror a moment, but. seeing Hint
every ctninee was iigutusl tiiui. ('(implied. I ll-ii Hie engineer, nl a nod
from the farmer, stopped Ihe train.
We must return In the operations ot
Fierce Itobblns through (he ooy who
had seen Hie robbers in the suw mill
he had gained u knowledge ol their
whereabouts Intuition told linn ot
tl.-it plan. Beiit viug thai they hnd
the money illey hnd taken ou their
persons and desiring that ihey should
not have an opportunity to get rid of
It, tie preferred to lake ilieui while ou
a train to surrounding them lu the
mill. Mo ue at once laid his plans accordingly.
He placed four good men. disguised,
at Hie station un each side ut tbe
point where they would be likely to
board the train, nut knowing which
wuy they would go Each train was
wad Ind. and the extra man ou the
locomotive gave away the presence of
the robbers. Ihe engineer, the baggageman and (he conductor were til
in (he plot. No one ot them was to
make any resistance.
Bobbins a it a picked man played
tbe women s parts. It was Itobblns
who made held to protest against tbe
action of the robbers, ind It wns be
who when in the eni vrKJl Uc tker and
tbe red beaded man had arranged and
bn preconcerted signals announced tbe
attack, though It had been determined
that those wearing women's dresses
should tire tbe first shots, owing to
their being better able to conceal
weapons and draw them more quickly.
When the memlers of the posse collected In the passenger car It was
fouud that Ruukei had been killed outright and Ihe red beaded man badly
wounded All Ihe rubbers were search
ed. and every puck age of bills they
bad taken from tbe bank was found
Intact. As soou as all was ready the
train was hacked down to the station
last passed, where telegrams were sent
announcing the enpture, snd a new
truln was made up to lake the passengers nud the prisoners to Eureka.
The directors of the hank pnld liberally for the recovery of tbe stolen
money, aud the boy whose Indolent
amusement of tishlng bad led to Ibe
capture received a check large enough
lo give htm an education
It was not long before every one of
(he robbers who hnd been captured
nllve was convicted nnd scut (or a
long term to the penitentiary.
He Unites In Himsell Various C.Tices
and  Is a Sort of Protector.
Many and varied are the duties of
our consuls in foreign ports. The labors of a British consul appear to be
unending, and his responsibilities arci
correspondingly great. Actually he is
a judge, attorney, clergyman, author.
a g'jod Samaritan, and a jaek-of-all-
He bus little to do with political affairs, as he is kept so well occupied
in protecting our trade and looking
after the interests of our merchants.
At the same time he must keep the
Secretary of State informed of any
great events occurring in the district
in which he resides: (or this reason
our otticials in the smaller Soutli-
Americun lepublics are kept well occupied owing to the number of disturbances.
It is difficult to state where his duties begin, but he has to be well acquainted with our mercantile system,
and its special rules and regulations,
while he also has to have a good
knowledge of the laws and customs
of the country in which he resides,
of course.
Then he has to keep our Government fully posted upon all matters
concerning i.te commerce ol his district. For instance, if he thinks there
is un opening for British-made waistcoats, he has lo make a note ol the
fact and inform the home authorities.
Should there be any changes hy which
certain British commodities might
find a sale, lie must write home to
that effect.
One of his most iinpotunit duties is
sending home his annual trade reports on the31stol March each year.,
Some of these reports form little volumes in themselves, and usually contain a vast amount of interesting mutter regarding the country, with especial reference lo its commerce,
All the British subjects stationed;
at his port look to him us a sort uf!
lather general; he not only marries'
them, OU", registers their births and:
deaths, und sends a yearly return to-
Hie home Government. When he acts
the part of clergyman in marrying two,
British subjects, the ceremony is aa
valid us il it took place in St.
George's,  Hanover Square, London,
Then lie is entitled to perform alii
the acts of a solicitor, us well as ul
a commissioner ol oaths, and has to"
obey u large number ol instructions
witn regard to the way he fills up the
various legal documents. Thus, if the
document consists of more than one-
sheet, his instructions till him that'
he must unite his various sheets by
means of a tape which has to be sealed]
with his official seal placed upon was
or a wnfer.
When any British subject is in-
trouble he naturally Hies to the consul, who does .11 iu his power tu help
him, even going so far as to report
the matter to the British Ambassador
in the country where he is stationed.
II a seaman is wrecked, lor instance,
or has received rascally treatment,;
lie applies to the nearest consul, what
affords him relief and, if possible,"
provides ihe means ul sending hiiul
Sailors always fi/d a friend in the:
consul, who will even help them in
making their wills, and will look after
their property. One of his duties tsj
to explain to suilors the full meaning!
ol their agreements, and he has tc>;
see that they are not imposed upon,;
or  wronged  in  any  way.
The consul also examines the various papers regarding uny) British;
sitips which may come to his port, and'
lie places his services at the disposal
ot the captains with regard, toiniorm-.
ing them where they may obtain,
stores, and what not. Then he will'
settle the pilotage and harbor dues,,
and keep a tight look-out on any
alteration wth regard to the various-
lights,  buoys, etc.
Should a British vessel be wrecked!,
on the shores, he practically has to.
take charge, and see that the wreck-i
uge is brought to shore. When one of
the men-of-war enter his port lie has-
to pay a call, and he ranks with vl
captain in tho navy. A vice-consul,,
however, only ranks with a lieuten-i
ant of eight years standing.
In various countries he acts also
as a judge, the various parties to liti-
gation presenting their case to him,,
and not to the native court. Actually
the consulate is considered as being
British ground, and therefore any acts?
done there are as binding as though-
they took place in England.
Five Canons In Family.
Canon H. B. Ottley, who has been,
selected by Queen Mary to succeed:
the new Archdeacon of London at St..
Katherlne's Hospital, Regent's Park,
is une of five distinguished sons ot;
the late Canon Ottley, rector of Richmond, Yorkshire, and a grandson all
the late Chief Justice Ottley, of. Ceylon.
Three of his brothers have llecoine-
canons in the Established (ib.uieli..
bl. Katherine's Collegiate Hiospitiiitt
was founded in the 12th century by-
Matilda, the consort of King Stephen..
It stood originally near the Tower,
and the removal to Regent's Park i»
1825 to make room fur fet. Katherinst'st
1) eks involved the destruction oi ai
magnificent Gothic churc^.
The patronage ol this ancient foundation bus always belonged to. the'
Queen-Consort; indeed, it is the only
ecclesiastical patronage she possesses,
and when there is no Qi en Consort,
it lulls to the Queen Duwngor
Mrs. Taft's Favorite  Jooks.
'   Mrs.  Tuft's  favorite book  Is  "Bride
i ind  Prejudice." by .lane Austen, nnd
:hls   line  old  novel   is   the  gift   which
ihe Invariably makes to the daughters
if her friends who nre nbout to make
] heir debut  in society.    She considers
hunt n ra refill rending of this buuk will
i five  breadth to a  young girl's  mind.
Mrs. Tuft Is partial to nil the books of
Inne Austen nnd she prefers ihe old
levels to the new.    Her table in  the
jretty   nook  Ul   the   west  end  of the
lecond   floor  corridor  Is  always  filled
wllh   books     Rome of ihein  are  new
iocs recommended by friends, but al-
ivays there nre one or more well worn
.'olumes which she loved as a girl and
iVhlch   she  delights   to   reread  at   odd
uouieiits.    Among these nre "Our VII-
ugc." by Miss Mllford. and Mrs. Gas-
sell's charming stories.
Princess as Artist.
Princess Henry of Bnrtenberg' is
one of the most accomplished members of the royal family. She pnints
well, is a good judge of art, cclliects
rare old luce with all the ucumic-n of
it connoisseur, and, in addition, is a
clever musical composer and brilliant!
pianist. •
Pinero's Method.
Sir Arthur Pinero rarely touches a,
pen until the evening, when lie shuts:
himself in his study with his constant companion and inspiration—tho-
tobacco jar—und writes for several
houis at u stretch,
Her Coif.
She wore beneath ner Raster hat
Sor-i'e lunk that muds me smell a "rat*
Sm ie mlifr head had worn It first.
Thi! tine peroxide Wienerwurst.
I rudely asked her \i hence that pile
CM' stiitT done in such evondrous style.
She crledt " "ris i ot a pile of stuff!
II merely is a ityle of puff!"
Fashion favors this season the gaiter
bool, with Its clolli top buttoned down
the outer side exactly like n well fitting gniler. Twu styles are shown here,
both boots being of patent leather in
walking style, one pnir having fawn
colored cloth gniler tops, ihe other pulr
tops of navy blue twill fabric. The
bultous are flat and riveted to the
cloth so they cannot fly off at a critical moment.
How They Do It.
Did you ever hear of n womanless
Well, there Is one on a peninsula
south of Macedonia. In Greece, where
10,000 men live, studying aud praying
Policemen guard the lands constantly to keep out women pilgrims and
other undesirable guests.
This plnce is called the Monnt of the
Twenty Monasteries and was used iu
ancient times as a signaling station,
but is now a real republic.
These 10,000 monks govern themselves without interference from Turkey or nny other country. There are,
however, no government buildings, no
president or other officeholders.
The only police force Is composed of
men, who pntrol the coast to keep out
women and men who have no permit
to enter this most exclusive of countries, Only those who have a letter
of permission from the Greek patriarch
In Constantinople are ailowed to enter
the holy place.
Some reports have it (hat this republic was formed In the ninth century. It is said lhat the foot of woman has not tombed tile soil of the
place for centuries.
The monks who live on tho plnce
work the soil's'Ilttldi but. they depend
chiefly iii'ioT' com *yntlc?s from pilgrims for their eifsttmce. Probably
the greatest collection of Biblical manuscripts Is in tbo monasteries of this
"It Is the most Interesting place In
the world for the student of the Bible," said a traveler who recently visited that country. "I have been there
three times already, and I will never
the of golug. There nre In the monasteries thousands of Greek manuscripts, and hundreds of them »re connected with the Now Testament.
"Hundreds of Bible students have
studied many of these manuscripts
very carefully, but there, ure other
manuscripts that have not yet been
rend carefully. It may be that great
discoveries, valuable to the Bible scientists, will emanate yet from this
great storehouse of manuscripts."
i One   ol   His   Ancestors   Retaliated   on
Wife Wl-.o  Married  Again.
I    The Earl oi Crat lord, who bus com.
I pieted   his   s.xty-i ur.ii   year.   i=   the
I premier Karl  „i  t  ollaiid. and one ol
the  moat interest, g  member-  oi  the
He is  a keen  scientist  and  Liblij-
phile, a'n experienced traveler, and,-an
enthusiastic yacnt mil, and he   - Uie
j possessor of one       the driest  stamp
] collections   in   thi    country'.    11     is
also a great aut.-icity on astronomy,
having  been  lor  i ,vo years president
of 'he Asttononiict   Society, and some
i years ago he took, part in an expedi-
j lion   to    Spain    to    observe    a   solar
As   Lord   Balearres   lie   .-a!   in   tbe
House  of  Common*  us  member  lor
rVigan, resigning tne seat in Idcl) ou
i the death oi his lather, tnc. twenty-
i ni.th earl.
The earldom oi Crawford was Conferred so lar back as 13JS upon David
-iiusiy, t.ie ninth baron, iviio fought
i passjgt'-ol-ar.ua with Lord Welles
,:i tne presence ol Richard II. and
.<u on Anne oi  Bohemia,
One ui the [ires.mi earl's ancestors
...as tne Crusader .vir William Brads-
'.laugh,  ol  Haia.:,   fthose  ivife,  when
ne   let-r.ied   tout   her   Husband   had
o-eti    kil.e'd    -it    Palestine,    married
! .gain.   Bu: sum: time afterwards Sir
i ,,il.i. in returned ul.v • und v.ell. aild
; ivhen be discovered what had happen
j  J,  he slew   iiis-   rival,  and  made the
..-:(iy do penance by walk.tig barefoot,
nee  a   week,  Iroin   Hatjii   tu   llatg.i
) C.'oss. wi i or im -.
Lord  Crawi,.-el   is  very   rich,  deriving his wealth from Lancashire mill-
j erais as well a.- .r-uti his  broad Scot-
I ;ish acres.    He has a beautiful place
j in P.!: s lire.
His I rds.iip was once pointing cut
j to a country lady the Houses oi Par-
"Weil, now," she exclaimed; "whit
a line bui.d.ng thut is ! It ain't thu
gasworks, is it?"
i    "It is madam," he r plied; "fife gas-
| works oi the whole Lettish nation.
descendant of  Bruce.
Lord    Elgin   claims  to  be directly:
descended    from    King    Robert    the'
Bruce,  whose  sword   and  helmet  are-
kent  at  Broomhall.
Announcing   Engagements.
One of the latest fads. wUlcb,  boiw-
I *ver, has us yet not become the fasli-
| lou,   but    Which'   has    hern    used    O'.y
u   few   fashionable   peu|p*e.  Is  to  am-
iiounce nn engagement Itfl sending out:
cards on which nre engraved Hie girl's)
and the man's name iinuS beneath lilenu
the word "Betrothed."
Will Teach Smalt Talk to Girls.
Now comes tho chatterbox class In
the curriculum of several private
schools. Many complaints have come
from the mothers of girls lu finishing
schools Hint their lack of small talk is
ugonl'/.lng. Tench them how to chat
of current events, of persons In tbe
public eye. of inventions, of anything
that will make them appear lutein
gent, plead these mothers lo the school
bends. That a debutante knows music
and French und a amatterlug of Or-
man goes for little or nothing In the
ordinary drawing room gathering. They
must know how to make talk, say the
older ones, and they don't. The art
of chatting fast Is becoming a lost
one, even In Paris, where It used to
reign supreme. In the best French
boarding schools the teachers nre arranging courses of drnwlng room tulk
since It 13 found that there. Ion, the
younger generation hns a way of letting a knowledge of current event?
como lu at one ear aud escape ut the
New Mesh Bags.
Attractive as well iis convenient Is
the new mesh hag upon Hie outside ut
which Is hung a purse made ot gold or
Bllver to match the mesh. The purse Is
not a mesh one. but is made of slabs of
the precious metal, wllh a secret clasp
so thut Its owner, if she can keep the
secret of the fastening, can also feel
assured lhat her money Is safe.
Since large hags became fashionable
tbe small purse Hint enn he found easily has been a necessity and in some
cases is slung inside the hag- The
point of having it fixed either outside
or In Is obvious, for ii Is troublesome
to search In the easiness of a large
bag when money Is required all iu a
hurry, without disturbing tbe rest of
the contents.
Russia's Pet Aversion.
So S'r Francis Younghusbund, wh i
recently met wilh a serious motoring
accident in  Belgium,   might    be   d"
, scribed. He probably knows more
nil. ut Uu innermost parts ul As:h
than any other Ii ropean living, ami
Russia has feared him to such un
extent   thut  ut  one  lime    his   every
j movement    was    watched    by    their
ispis and duly reported.   Apiong the
I sior.es whicn .^.r . raucis feu.-, is om
concerning a native who was with
liiin in the British expedition which
penetrated into Tibet. .Sir Franc's
was extrein.'ly annoyed by the guerilla tactics of the mountaineets,
especially  by one determined snipei,
| whose u'ni was particularly good,
and who was responsible lor at leusl
. one casualty every  day.
One afternoon Sir Fruncis was approached  by  ti  native,  wiio  had  re-
1 ccntly joined the expedition, un i
requested to be allowed lo go and
staik the stalker. This was readily
granted, and the man went off. A
clay or two later he returned, lieur'.ug
the sniper's ride, and u grin ,d
triumph on his uusty countenance.
"Well," asked Sir Francis, "how did
you succeed in s'lehcing   the man?"
! "1 know bis ways, sahib,' wus th-
reply.    "I   kill   him   easily."     "Why,
; was he   n   Iriend   ot   ypuvs?"    "No.
: sahib—only my lather," was the ilium naling [I'.-joiiider.
Commodore   R.Y.S.
A leading figure at Cowes ouch year
U the Marquess of Ormonde, Coinmu-
: dore of th:  ltoynl   Yacht   Squadron,
I and  Hereditary  Chief   Butlei   of   Ir.-
1 land, an office which has.been in the
I family  since  I17T.    The  marquess  i-
: the owner of a lllilgn ficont service oi
, gold plate, one of the heirlooms of the
! Ormonde family, which was present.i
j to  a  former   butler   by  Charles   tii ■
I First.    The  plate  is   only   used   on
| state  occasions  and    is    of    fabulous
worth, being valued nl over u million
' and a quarter sterling.   Among other
historical  relics   nt   the   marquess's
home,  Kilkenny Castle, which is aiie
of ihe oldest inhabited houses in th
three  kingdoms,  soma  of  the  rooms
remaining   to-day  almost   exactly   a-
they were in the year 1100, are oliiciul
: robes   which    have    sci n    s nice   at
: three  coronations.    They   were  worn
. by   Lord   Ormonde's  grandmother  ul
I the  coronation   of   Queen    Victoria,
! and  app.ared  in  the official  picture
' nl the ceremony.
A Glance of the Priceless Contents ol
Buckingham  Palace  Vaults.
On the basement floor a*, lim-lving
.lam Palace are vaults, Ike contents
■d which are worth a fabulous amount
oi money, and whicn arc guarded witn
mini tnse care.
In tiics-e vaults are stored sccumu
latiops oi treasures which havi      m
inl ' • •■ i    ion   I theroj al family
in diiferent way., during the paat tifty
or sixty years, and fur which it is
impossible to find room in the apan-
ments* corridors, or halls ol :ii royal
residences, as tnc-y ,.t ■ already filled
to their lu.l capacity fcith ainiur, statuary, and various valuable works ol
1'wo ol the treasure vaults are ul immense sir.e-; one nearly square, mis a
door space of Still (".-I by -'JU feet and
runs under the st ite upanmeuts ou
tha tirsi llo.r. ili.i .- is a passage leading into il oulsio: the, Bow Kouiii
wuich look! uu; un the gardens, bul
the entrance to this passage m- covered over :n Queen Victoria's reign.
The s con I Vault is a imewhat smaller limn the lir.-t; tile 1.1:1.i Im.- only a
il ior -piK" of 30 feet by 10 feet. The
van.1 is st '.'i-lined throughout, and ,t
:s here that the go! t an 1 silver ornaments and other small valuable* loi
which there i.- 110 room in ihe royal
palaces an- stored, lu the two large
\auit-, wiiich, by ihs way, ure al,.- j-
,utely air-tignt, and heated by rudiit
tois. are kept Ihe larger treasures,
suen a.- statues, big p'ciurcs, etc.
Probably the cuutents ul Ibe small
est vault equal m value all that .-
stored in tue uther two. 11
oi tlic go.d ornaments alone—they an
made ul tbe pure-' metal is ea.d t
be over u tun. 1 h re ai .- uver - \
thousand of these. But the weight ul
many of tiisse ornaments beara uu relation to their value. There are, for
example, half a dozen grotesque Aia-
bie figures not more luun 11 couple '■:
inches in height whose united weight
is probably less than one pound; they
were a present 1" Queen Victoria
from an envoy from the Persian
court; and are reputed near 11 thou
-and years old. Ill the open lliark--!
these figures would probably fetch a
couple ol thousand pound- apiece,
All the wonder.ul wealth "1 gold
and silver in mis vault is placed on
tray-tables; each table is lilted witn
lour tiny.-, ott" over the other, and as
the articles accumulate moic ttay.-, an
added to the tables. In Queen \ i ■
toria's reign the la'ulea conta lied 0 ilj
two trays, livery single article in 1,.
vault is ciiei'kid und counted ovci
once a year under the supervision 0;
the Keeper ol the  Privy  Purse.
The  pictures  and   statuary  in   tht
vaults nre tin: leti.-t valuable "1  iheii
contents.   Queen   Victoria   purchased
and accented  as gifts a great  many
pictures and statues fr nn u numb
Of   modern   urli.-;-.   chiefly   Oi in:a;.-
whose work i= not ol much value, an
tii".-.', when tne late King came lo t'.i,
throne, were removed from Hi • nparl
mints and halls in the royal paiace.
and placed in tile vault.-, and r.-pl..c .1
by oilier objects of art of much great-
er   value,   which   were   then   iu   the
Much of the furniture and arnioi
is, 'however, of iniinens • value. A sel
of old oak chairs and two long tabic:
which ure of tiie eleventh cen urj
would fetcii thousands of pounds ii
sold. These chairs are so massive thai
un ordinary man could not raise one
completely from t.i ■ : round.
Jiach vault is lilted with three st i
door-:. Tiie keys of these doors ui\
k ipt by the Keep,- of the I'rivj
Purse, and the. vaui..-\,ie only opened
In his presence or lhat of some h
sponsible official ol the royal household.
The Fierce and Bloody Due! That
Won "Wild Bill" His Name.
. The   French   Ambassador   In   London
One of the clevi rest diplomatists in
Europe, M. l'unl Cumbon, the French
umhussador in Lonron, who has been
a prominent figure in the Moroccan
crisis, is a striking example of bow
a man may. through sheer force ol
1 character ami industry, -ise to u high
position 111 the state. 11" was eight
years of ugo when bis father .ii d
leaving n widow and two -on- not
very well provided lor. But M. Cum
lion winked hard, studied t.u the law.
und ultimately entered the diplomatic
setvice. He is one of the most popu
lar 11: n in London society, a lava
ite ut court, und ■ steem d throughout
ri'.inee ou ae.- in:', ol his keen (merest in French charities. He possess -
one of the most valuable collection-
of autographs in the world, and U
quite an expert ut chess.
The Welsh Woman's Red Cloak.
The red cloak which the Welsh wo-
j men wear is not only ornamental, but
1 it also contributed to tbe repelling ol
the last invasion of Iheir f.-l.iml. When
j a French   fore of  1,400  men  under
General Tate laiid'd ut Fishguard in
; 1797 Lord Cawdor hastily gathered together the local in'iitia, while several
! hundred   women   had   followed   their
husbands from the hills dressed In the
i national costume — red  mantles and
t men's beaver hats.  The French, knoiv-
( ing that   scarlet  ivas  the  British   tiiti-
i form, concluded Hint large re-enforce-
, iu.nit-  had    reached    Fishguard   und
j hastened to   make   an  unconditional
surrend ir.—-London  Chronicle,
He Thought Right.
Two of Britain's greatest fighters,
Lord Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar.
and the Uukt ol Wellington, nicknamed "Old -Nosey.'' met but once in
their lives, ojid thai meeting occurred
hi tin- lillle hull at 10 Downing street.
Beside lit • quaint old tin plac t there
they entered into a general c mvi Mn
lion, and Nelson was so impressed
with the duke that h - sked a servarl
who  was  tne  man  with  tho strikit.,1
'■.Major General Sir Arthur Welles-
ley, my lord," n pit d thu servant,
astounded at the sailor's ignurunce.
"Ah!" said N tlson. "1 thought he
wus no comim ft man."
He  Boldly Faced the Desperadoes, Using  His Guns and  His  Bowit  Knifs.
ana When the Smok« of Battle Cleared Eight of His Foes Were Doad.
lu the 'Story of the Outlaw." by Kin-
erson Hough. Is u Ihrilling account ot
! the desperate and sanguinary encounter iignlust overwhelming odds tout
won "Wild Bill" his name and marked
him us one ot the most fearless aud
reckless lighting men thut ever faced
a mub, drew a gun or'swung u liuwle
I lie real name of Wild Bill was
James Butler Hickok. He was eighteen years old when he first saw tue
west us a lighting man under Jim
Lane, tiaally in the year IStil settling
. down  as  station  agent  lor tlie Over-   -
mud at Itoi k Creek station, about titty
; miles wesi ol  I'opcUa.
lie  was really  there as a  guard Tor
i the hurse band. (01 all that region was
lull ol horse thieves and cutthroat*,
It was here that occurred Ills greatest tight, the greulest light ol one man
aglllUKt   odds   ut   dose   (iiuge   tluil   in
 Ill toned in any  history Ol any part
oi the world.
two bonier outliiws-tlie Mct'nndlesi
boys leading n gang pi bad men. Intended to run oil  wilh tlic stage com-
: piuiy's horses    When tliey found 1i1.1t
\ Ihey could not induce Bill to Join llielr
niimbet they left hint with curses and
As tliey rode away Bill told Ihem to
come and take Ihe horses it they
could, and on the afternoon ol Dec.
Ill, ISI',1. ten 01 them rode to Ills dugout to 1I1, so Bill was atone. Ills stableman being 11 way hunting He re-
t lea led Into the dark itilci'ior of his
dugout and got ready Ills weapons, a
rifle, two sis shunters and a Unite.
The assailants proceeded to hatter In
the (loot with ti log. and us it fell iu
,11m McCaiidle.ss. who must have been
it brave man lu undertake so foolhardy
t; tiling against it 1111111 already known
as a killer, sprang Hi al ihe opening.
lie. ol course, was killed lit once.
This exhausted tbe rllle, and Bill
picked up Ihe six-diooteis from Ihe tu-
lile    1   iu   I luce   quick   stuns   killed
11,ice more of ihe gang us they rushed
in ut the door. Knur men were dead
in less than lhat many seconds, but
there were slid six Others left, nil In-
' hide the dugout new. and all tiling at
him at a range uf llirce feel,
it was almost u miracle 1 bnl Under
stuh surrounding* Ihe man was not
' killed Bill «:is now crowded loo much
tn use his 11 rearms and took lo Ihe
bowie. thrusting at one Ulan und another Us best he might. II must have
been several minutes Hint nil seveu of
them were mixed lu 11 muss of shooting, thrusting, panting und gasping
Then Jack McCuudless swung his ritie
barrel and struck Bill over the head,
springing upon him with Ids knife ns
well, itill got his hand oil 11 nix shooter tiiui killed McCundless just as he
would have struck.
After that uu one knows what happened, uc' even Bill himself
"1 just cot sort of wild." Bill suitl.
describing it. "I thought my heart
was oil lire. I went out lo the pump
then to get a drink, and 1 was all cut
and shot to pieces."
Ihey called him Wild Bill after that,
mid lie had earned Hie name There
were six dead men on the Hot of Ibe
dugout, He liiul fairly whipped the
ten of them, and the four remaining
had enough and lied from that awful
hole lu the ground.
Bill followed them to Ibe door. Ills
own weapons were exhausted ur not
,".t hand by this lime, bill his stable-
j loan cuinc up just then wllh 11 rllle In
his minds. Bill caught it from him
liiul, cut as lie was, fired and killed one
o! Ihe desperadoes as he tried to mount
ins horse. The other wounded man
Intel died of his wounds. Light men
were killed by the one.
II took Bill 11 year to recover from
his wounds.
The  Return of tiie  Prodigal.
When tiie elder br. thcr uf the pr di-
gal  son  came  II ar  llis  father's house
! lie heard, iiccurding tu the authorized
version.  "iuu.-i.' and  dancing."     Ur.
Kendel Hat ris, m tin address ul West-
1 minster Coll e ■. Canibri Ige, -ays thai
i tiie word lor 111.i--. ' .11  in ■ ' : iginul is
I "symphony"    and    lhat    symphony
I means   the   lu.:, ip -.    V. v, lilfe's   ver-
I s'ion give ■ thu word s; nip.ionj, bul no
other translator has done so.   Wyclitfe
also  say,  it e.t  he heard  "symphony
and a crowd."     Nuw, crowd  is the
1 Welsh envth or harp.    In s lew of the
two instruments Ur, Harris says that
the elder brothel  had some justifies-
I lion    fur    getting    111
: World.
The liew'est Cruiser.
The latest type ol scuut cruiser ol
the British navy, tit" Dartmouth, is of
6,250 tons, carries eight six-inch guns
und will probably have a speed al
twenty-six to twenty-seven knots. The
scouts, like every other type of warship, are increasing rapidly in s is,
A Crying Educational Need.
"Did you sre where some professor
says that children ought not lu learn
anything about, fairy stories'.'"
"Nonsense! lli.iv would Ihey know
how to reel 'em off all right when they
needed to tell ihein laier on in llfe'f"-
Baltimore Amerieuu.
For Ostrich Ftfatners.
Sprinkle   salt   over   hot   coaj.s   an«t
shake   your   damp   uncurled   ostri-ts
feathers over the fumes and tbe tea-
Arils will curl up smartij. .     .
T.lttlc Pnneep hud lusl her sheep.
"Thill's nothing." cried Wall street.
"We've lost our lambs."
Herewith ihey lamented slacli bus*
ness.- New i'urk Sua.
The   Difference.
Ths  seriousness  of   Mr,   Gladstone
prevented him from introdn ing into
; iicial converse any  n!  those  1 ghter
touehsB ior which the flamboyant Dis-
; rae'.i was fCtnous.   The difference  be-
..v"...i the two was, perhaps, never
1 mere fine'.y Indicated than by the
! lady who iaid:
"Alter t ha.i talked with Mr. Glad-
' utoti? fe.r a  while, 1 thought  lie was
the  greatest   man  I  had   ever   rrtet;
but after Lord Beacoi -ii-i-J had h'tcn
] talking to me for ten minutes, I wai
■ sure 1 was the most wonderful wo-
I man he had ever known."
Wisdom of the Sarpent.
The scrp 'tit 1- evi 11 wisi r than the
woman tells us, iiccurding lo Professor
Maynurd, the m ' I • lu al 1 1 1 Cam
bridge. In 11 start ing slab inent the
professor declared that us .1 i- ■ a.: - :
siud,y of .-. 1.1 k - he is 1 onvinci-I that
hud they be m abl ■ : ■ •- ,'elop hands
und leel Instead ol b 'ing obi ged tn
crawl their br tins wuu 1 have enabled them tu dominate I ■ »'( rid. it;
that event, h 1 ass ids, man probably
would have 1 ma...' 1 ill a primitive
' savage state or 1 ■ iblj even as an
"I   11:11   Bonn tittles   a"• u-i'd."   writes
. Sir John  I.ubb    k, "1 .  b ing too op.
I   tillli.-lte.     BUI   I II   Vl 1   igll 'led  ol
deni ■ 1 tie- Ir ■'■ - and sorrows ol
; life.    I have 11 '■-  1  -aid that men ur-'
',, tppj.  bul thut they mighl  be;
1  that   if  th y lu I   -•  the  lauit   is
gem rally Licit u« 1; th it m -t oi us
1 throw away 10 : happiness than we
! enjoy."     	
Duchess of  Roxburghs's Emsraljs.
The Duchess of Uoxliurglic has added another great emerald to her iron-
j ilerful collection The emerald, whlcfc
Is mounted In n circle of diamonds,
was carried to London hy an oriental
potentate who wen there for the coro
, mill.in
I   The duchess lias ilm finest rolir-ctlor
' of emernlds known with the escpptloi
of thai of Ihe Herman niui ress, Inelud
ed lit her collection are (wn necklace*
of cut emeralds und twn rnpes nf calm
1 1 hnn emeralds of great size, n tiara ot
diamonds and emeraldM aid 11 -:oni
Ucljcr of dluuit ud-t und emeralds.
The Old and the New.
The 1.in liislilmied bride who was
dowered wllh 11 slack nl heilipillts now
has 11 daughter who is going tn tiring
li.-i husband a trutikful ul lingerie.-
liiitveslou   .News.
* 1111- only victory over temptation is
through persisting courage und uu lu-
rtoiultable cheerfulness,   iuber.
Gcnd and 0*d Ccrssts.
The good corset is laced about tha
hips and holds its place Independent'Of
gtirt-rs or straps It has n straight
front, it ts only form lining or loose
about the waist and bust. It does not
diminish Ihe waist measure, It dices
from below upward by means ot two
or more la-c strings. A laid corset exercises its greatesi compression about
the waist and diminishes Its measure
from two to four inches. It in loose
about the hips niui held down by garters ur by the tight lacing al'Ote,
- I p
His Parting Request.
Augustus Cacsui was 11 wise ruler,
nnd when he died it was said ol liiin
that "be hud found Home brick and
left ii marble." He liberally piilnnilned
null o| tellers, and Ibe "Augustan age"
I- a phrase applied 10 any era distill- j
(.Hi-lied for literature and the arts On
tlic tippi'iiui'li nl his death, tl is said.
1 .-'-."lu-iiis called tor a mirror and ar-
1.1: ed Id hillr. lie then asked those
: • .eu iti 1 ii he hail played his part
well 1 in llielr answering In the af'
lb mullve In said after the nianuei of
Uie actors, "Then, farewell and applaud I'
The  Celtic  Affirmative.
In the speech ul so highly developed
.1 people us Ihe Cells Ihelv is  |UlV>
I, cut 10 "yes " Thus ll happens Hint
j 1111 -hail never bear an  ln-h waller
pi .tun e   the   still.I.nielli   "yesalr"   of
ii - iiicii-h confrere, tin he luvarlnlily
evpressos an iiftlrniallve In some such
phrase a- "I shall, sir." "II is, sir." —
Bui 'it wood's Magazine
i r~
!The Mystery f
of Fitz Roy
Slory of the Skeleton In the
By   F    A.   MITCHEL «
Leonard ITtz Roy was sitting In his
club iu London when hetwus called to
the telephone, and a master workman
wii.i was tearing down a structure Fit/.
Roy owned lu the vicinity, of the Pad
dingtou railway station asked him if he
would come to the building us soon us
possible. ITtz Hoy asked why he was
wanted, but the man told him he would
rather he would come and see for him
The building being razed had once
been the home of the Fitz Roys, situated at the time It was built in the
country near (he city of London. During the war between the parliament
and the sovereign the Fitz Roys were
ardent supporters of the king. At the
triumph of the latter the property had
been oontlseutcd. but returned at the
restoration of Charles II.    The family
had occupied it till the neighborhood
was built up for commercial purposes,
when they left It for a more congenial
location. Now It wus belug eliminated
to make way tor a structure more in
keeping with its surroundings.
Fitz Roy called a cub und drove to
the home of his ancestors. Work had
been suspended on a certain portion of
the building, and there the foreman
led him. Removing material from
nbove, the workman had opened a compartment about 2 by 3 feet, supposed
to have originally been oue of those
large chimneys built In former times,
und exposed n human head, or, rather,
skull. They had reported the (Ind to
their boss, who ordered (he work stopped and telephoned for the owner.
Fitz Roy wus greatly-interested. He
ordered the walls inclosing the space
lowered with every care. It widened
«t the shoulders of the tlgure. assuming Ihe proportions of uu old time fire
place, the opening of which hnd been
inclosed by it sliding panel four feet
In height, the outer side of which hud
been painted to represent oak. The
panel hung on n sleel crosspiece and
wus moved by a steel spring. A brick
wall hud been built at the opening.
covering the pnnel.
What few hairs remained ou the
skull were quite long, and around the
neck was a luce collar of the time of
Charles I. The costume was of that
period. Iu the fireplace were arms of
tbe same time, so (hat there was only
standing room for the figure. About
its waist was buckled a rapier on (he
blade of which were stultis indicating
thut It hail been lust sheathed with
blood on it.
The work of demolitlou proceeded
slowly, Fitz Roy noting every particular. The least disturbance of ihe skeleton caused pacta of (he clothing to fall
away. The luce collar crumbled first.
then Ihe doublet. The most surprising
feature In ihe case was that, while the
costume was that of a cavalier of the
seventeenth'oenlury, the pelvis indicated the wearer to have been a woman.
When a sufficient opening hud been
made to remove the figure without
shaking it apart Fitz Roy seat for a
casket and had Hie remains removed
to the family vault. There it was put
in one of the vacant niches and mark
ed: "Caroline Eleanor Fitz Roy. Disappeared Hi—.    Body found 111—."
The discovery of tills skeleton forms
the complement of an unfinished story.
Indeed a story the whole of which was
known only lo Caroline' Eleanor Fir//
Hoy herself. Leonard Fitz Roy wns
familiar wilh all Of II that was on roc
ord and. using such light as was
thrown on it by the discovery of Hie
skeleton, completed a romance thai had
been Incomplete lor between two and
three hundred years
During Ihe wai between the king and
Ihe piirliaiBciii ITtz Roy house was Ihe
scene of exciting events Hut II few
miles from London, Hs occupants were
Interested and were cognizant of the
opposition Of the lawmakers to (lie roy
nl authority und were greatly Incensed
ut It.
This Caroline Eleanor Fitz Roy was
at that time a beautiful girl about twenty years old. noted equally for tier attractive personality and her loyalty to
the king     Many  of the young bloods
or tier time were III love with her, und
young    Roundheads    would   doubtless
have been equally liable had she been
accessible  to  ihem.    There  wns  onr
liuuudheud,   however,  whom she  had
long  known.     He  was  Richard   I'olu
dexter, Hie son of a gentleninu who ou
account of some Injustice he conceived
the i:!ng had doue blmbnd joined Hie
puiltauientury aide.   Richard up lo the
time lie and his family had (ukeu part
against Un  king was (he favored one j
uf all Caroline's suitors.    Women nre |
upt to be more violent In their ndvo   j
c.icy of a cnuse (linn  men. aud from
Ike moment she ,'earncd (but Richard j
had turned Roundhead her love for him
seemed to have tui d to bate.   Just
before murchiug from    oriUon with bis
f command to meet rne lorces oe - .
Rupert he rode to Fitz  Roy bouse to
bid her goodby.
There is llltle or no record of the lu-
I ten-tew that loo.: piace at lhat time.
I but other ,,uta indicate that she scorn-
i ed the young man who bad espoused
, the cause she condemned.   A fragment
j of a letter says:   "Richard  was  here
! today to see Caroline     He rode away
! sorrowful. whiieCurolluecame upstairs
I with her (hecks but. her eyes flushing.
I und shut herselt In her room.'    Thut
I she did  uo(  see  bim  again  till  afler
I the execution of the king Is mentioned
| in the family archives; also (but she
I spurned   hliu   as  u   regicide,  accusing
j him of being equally responsible wilh
the regicides for (he king's death.  This
lime  when   Richard  left  ber  he  wus
more angered than sorrowful and told
her Hint he would never see her again
The loss of her cause. Ihe execution
of the klug-an event appalling to a
headstrong   girl   who   considered   the
j person   of   her   sovereign   sacred-the
i fact uf her lover liuvlng joined those
I she considered her enemies, seemed to
madden this loyal maiden.    Doubtless
| the chief muse of her wrath  was the
' loss   of   her   lover     Th ire   Is   no   evl
I dence thai she had ceased to love him
; notwithstanding  that  she  seemed  to
j hale lilm    More likely, what appeared
I to be hate came from the very Inlen
j sil.v  of  her  love and   the  fact  that  il
I had been turned lo bitterness.
About  ihe  time  Hint   Cromwell   was
proclaimed  lord   protector  of   England
. Richard I'olndexter's regiment prcpor
I utory lo being disbanded was encamp
ed on vacant ground a short distance
from  Fits  Roy  house.    One afternoon
some officers riding Into camp met  a
man rapidly approaching them.  He did
not  see  Ihem  till   he  was  upon   Ihem.
then looked'up at them wildly.    They
I rode  on  a   few  hundred  yards,   when
, I hoy struck n   wood und one uf llieni
noticed n body lying near their path
Dismounting, they found one of llielr
own  regiment  who  hnd   been   pierced
by a rapier.    He was unconscious, but
not dead.
Suspecting  lhat  the  man   they   had
met  hud  caused  Hie  trouble,   two of
the   party   started   In   pursuit.     They
. soon caught sight of him and saw him
turn   ln(o   (lie   grounds   of   Fitz   Roy
I house.     Following   him   there,    they
' came   upon   his   horse.     Dismounting,
I they entered  the house and searched'
' every nook and cranny.   No one wns
I there except two old women and the
servants,  none of whom showed nny
I excitement. Sure that the fugitive wns
i on the premises, (hey were reluctant to
! give  up  the chase,   but since  it  was
impossible to find him they went back
! and reported the fact to those who had
; remained with the wounded man.
He had revived and asked eagerly If
' they had found his enemy.   When they
I said  that (hey  had  not u  look of Intense relief passed over his face.
A conveyance was sent from the
camp. He was conveyed to his lent and
placed on his cot, where he remained
for some time recovering from his
! wound. When he wus able to be about
again he left the parliamentary service aud. going abroad, entered that of
the king of France. He declined to tell
who hud stubbed him.
One  afternoon  Cnrollue   Fitz   Roy's
horse  wus  noticed nibbling the grass
In   the   grounds/ of   Fitz   Roy   house.
She had uot bee/i at home for a day or
1 two. and it wus supposed she hud re
turned.    But she did  uot appear.    A
i search wus made for her in and about
; the   house,   but  she   was   not   found
That  was  more than  2(10  years  ago.
and she is still missing.
I'olndexter   remained  it   uumlier  ot
' years lu  France.    His family  iu  Eng
! land   besought  him  to  return,  but   he
would not.
Finally    the    story    that    Caroline
Fitz    Roy    hud    long    been    missing
I brought him home.   He seemed greatly
: distressed  at  the  mystery,  but  ir  he
had anything to do with Hie girl's dis
appearance lie never told     In a letter
I written  when he was an old  man. In
' which he referred lo the matter, he assumed that she hud gone to a foreign
I country, where she must have died
One   thing  about   the  panel   In   the
j demolished   house  thill   Leonard   Fitz
i Roy carefully Investigated was wheth
i er there was any  way ol opening It
from tbe Inside    He found that there
I was not.    He succeeded in supplying
' sufficient parts of the story to lead him
. to Infer  that  Cnrollue   Fitz   Roy.   following some plan or moved  by  some
cause that did not appear, went dress
i ed as a  null)  In seek  her lovei  at or
near his camp.   They met, and she killed him     When pursued by his brother
' officers   she  dismounted   and   entered
the house without  being seen  by any
one of the household and. knowing of
(he secret spare, went Inlo il  to hide
i The  panel  closed  wllh a  spring, and
she wns unable to open it.
Among subsequent alterations the
fireplace was bricked up Quite possibly at the time of her Imprisonment
she evus the only one who knew of the
secret space and Hie panel hy which It
was entered
The story of this girl, sealed for two
centuries. Is a forceahle Illustration of
those lines In Coleridge's poem "Chris
For (a be wroth with nee we love
Doth wots Ilk*, madness nn Ihe bruin
A Great Painter Who Was Not Abovs
Earning an Honest Quarter.
Wlnslow Homer was a great painter
who hud the unusual good fortune to
; have his merit appreciated early in life.
But  no one ever presumed  less on a
wide   reputalion.   Affectatlou   was   a
weakness from which his sense of bu
1 mor saved him.
In his biography by Mr. W. H. Dowus
I is printed the story of a  New  Vork
■ gentleman of wealth aud artls'ic tastes
; who made the Journey to Scnrboro. Me..
j where Homer had his studio, to muke
■ the artist's ucquuliituuce.
On  Ids urrival  he  found the studio
I door locked;'the owner was nowhere to
| be seen.   He wandered about Hie cliffs
! for awhile until  he  met a  man  In  a
rough old suit of clothes, rubber boots
and a battered felt bat. who carried a
fishpole.    He  accosted   the   fisherman
"Say, my man, If yon can tell me
where 1 can find Wlnslow Homer 1
have a quarter for you."
"Where's your quarter?" said the
lie handed It over nnd was astounded to hear the quizzical Yankee fisherman say, "1 am Wlnslow Homer."
The sequel of this unusual Introduction wns that Homer took his new acquaintance back to the studio, enter
tallied liim. and before he left sold him
u picture.
When  Angry  They   Can   Land  a   Fivs
Ton Death Dealing Kick.
E.  Alexander  Powell  in  the Outing
magazine  throws   some   light   on   Ihe
1 theory   that   nn   elephant   Is   clumsy
When annoyed a  wild elephant has a
UUlque   met hod   of  dealing   with   the
overpopulation evil.   Mr. I'owell says:
"Provided  the  noosers  are   working
harmoniously, however, und given reliable and well trained decoys, (he noos
Ing of (1   wild  elephant   Is In   Itself a
j sight worth traveling half around the
I world to see.
"The animal to be roped having been
; again selected, the decoys closed lu un
either side of him until he wus prnctl
| cully helpless.   A nooser. lithe aud active as uu eel, slid down the pud rope
of tils decoy and, waiting until the ut
teutlon  of the captive  had  been  mo
! meiilarlly  distracted,  slipped  a  thick
noose of rawhide rouud the bind ankle
' of his prize.
"It is during this operation that the
; accidents usually occur, for should (he
I captive suspect an enemy in his rear
i he can luuge out n five (on kick lo a
! distance or a dozen feet, and Hint even
! ing (iie nooser's relatives assemble for
the funeral."
How Diviners Are Guided.
Frau Tukory, (he wife of a  well to
do Hungarian landowner, who Is suld
to   have  n   special   talent   for  dlscov
erlng   minerals   with   a   divining   rod.
describes lu n Budapest newspaper the
j different sensations which she experiences.     When   searching   for   a   lost
vein of silver near a mine In Germany
I belougiug to Professor Pfulil of Bonn
j university   she  says   she .felt   violent
I twttehlngs   In   her   right jnrm.     This
' was i! sign to her to turu t'o the right.
and a few yards farther on shooting
pubis iu her arms and breathlessness
told her that she was above the spot.
The vein was found the next day near
Ihe surface.   Ou the other hand, when
she discovered petroleum In  Hanover
she had n feeling as if her head were
being   bound   lightly    with   n   cloth.
Frau Tukory first made a name as a
diviner by discovering coul on M. ,lan
Kubellk's estate In   Bohemia.—Vienna
Cor. London Standard.
"Comparisons Are Odious."
When little Amy was three years old
she was taken to visit her maternal
grandmother. During her stay the entire household made much of her, und
on her departure she was hugged and
kissed and wept over by each member
of the affectionate family In turn. The
scene mnde a deep impression on her
young mind.
A visit to her father's home followed.
At the conclusion of It her paternal
grandmother and her Aunt Mabel stood
smilingly waving their adieus to the
little one until the carriage was out of
Amy's mother wns beginning to wonder what made her so unusually quiet
when u solemn little voice rang out
from her corner of the carriage:
"Not a tear shed!"—Youth's Companion.
Hues Trial A e Unseen sna Tires That
,lre Unheard.
Tbe i rln.ary colors -h nvn in the
rainbow vary from red to blue and
violet, and tie vibrations or lengths
of the light waves that give ns violet
grow skitter and shorter aDd at length
give us red. These vibrations can be
measured One day. quite by chance,
1 came across the statement that mere
wtre Innumerable light waves longer
than those which give violet. Al once
the question sprang, Wire these longer
waves represented by colors which we
don't s,-(., colors tui which we Lave no
name, colors of which we can form
no conception'' Aud wus the same
ining true ot the waves which, glowing shorter aud shorter, give u- Hi--
sen-atiou of'.rid: There is room, or
course, for myriads of colors beyond
this other extremity of our vision. A
dttle study convinced me Ibai my
guess was' right, for all the colors
which we see iire represented to Jiir
sense of feeling in degrees ot heat:
that is. blue shows une reading ou tue
thermometer and red a higher reading, and by menus of this new standard I discovered that man's range of
vision, is net even plated in (he middle of the register of heat, but occupies ii lillle -i ;t e far up toward ine
wanner exlii ini'y of it. There are
thousands of degrees uf cold lower
than blue nnd hundreds of degrees of
heat above nd All these gradations
are doubt'" :-i te-ei ltd by colors
whieli im n ...in eye ,;.ii perceive., no
huiiitiu mind Imagine It la .With sight
as with sound. Wo know now met
there are nol«es lender than thunder
Which we ciiiin ,t hear. I lie four .Hint
lies ou the other side of silence. We
men are poor restless prlsouers, hemmed iu by our senses ns by the watts
or a cell, hearing only a purl ol nature's orchestra nud that part Imperfectly: seeing only a thousandth part
ot th" color marvels about ns and seeing that Infiiiiiesiinal |mit Incorrectly
and partially.—Forum.
Dramatic Story of tre Way Nicholas I,
Committed Suicide,
There are various stories of the death
ol tue Cznr NiuUalns I. Here is one
which Hie great singer Mario heard
from a dodor of the court und which
Is told in "The Romance uf a Great
"When the Russian army was meeting with reverse idler reverse in Ihe
Crimean war the czar sent for his doctor and demanded to know which was
the quickest and must painless poison
lhat be knew of. bluntly telling, the
startled physician that lie bad resolved to commit suicide. He further
warned the doctor in the stern manner
which wns his characteristic Hint if ho
were not obeyed the doctor's life would
be worthless. He sharply silenced tho
man's nervous remonstrances and column nded him to bring the poison. The
doctor did not dare to refuse and a few
minutes later brought it small vial
containing the poison, which he assured Hie cznr would, deprive any one
of existence in a lev. ►minutes. To bo
sure lhat lic^ou!%^> obeyed and that
the doctor wnsl'sjrefking the truth the
czar obliged him to remain in the room
warning him that if the poison failed
his life should answer for it. The cznr
took the poison without the least tremor or the movement of a muscle, and,
although twice told by the doctor, who
held his watch In his hand, thai there
was time to save him by an antidote
should he alter Ills mind, the czar refused, answering the second entreaty
by simply wining the man away, he hy
that time being unable to speak. It
was given out that Hie czar had died
from the effects id a severe (bill, but
(hose who knew the facts also knew
Hitir he had committed suicide rather
than luce the defeat of his army."
Famous Pens,
The collecting of pens thai have been
I owned  by  or associated  wllh  famous
| personages is a hobby thut litis attract.
I ed some collectors, though the pursuit
Is an expensive une.    A well worn gold
I pen  used by Charles Dickens brought
$200 at a  sale of his effects.    A  pen
made out of wood from a box owned
i by lleorgo Washington, Hie box having
1 been   made  from   a   desk   brought   lu
I America  by (he Mayflower,  Is valued
i ai $2,500.-Eifbnnge.
And Still.
A sufTliiai'l le
May dull! und fight
And still look under
The bed ui night
—Birmingham A£e-Ilerald
A  Common   Fact.
"Your friend Ihe professor may huve
a remarkable talent for language, but
there is one longiie lie will never muster."
"What one's that':"
"His wife's."-Baltimore American.
A Revised Order,
Real Estate Agent-Hood morning.
\ sir. What cau I do for you? William,
' bring the gentleman a cigar. Do you
want to buy a lot? Culler - No; I
1 want to sell oue. Agent - William.
; uevei mind the cigar.-Boston Transcript.
Misunderstanding Him.
"I've nbout decided to get tue a talking machine."
"You believe that two can live as
cheaply us one, eh'/"— Houston Post
Mary had an Hetoplune.
it surely was u daisy.
And what Willi Hying it she drove
The poor fool killer crazy.
-SI. l.oulu I'out-Dispatch.
Things look dim to old folks. They
need have some young eyes about 'em
lo let 'em kuow the world's the same
as It used to be.
All but That.
"My present patient," said Ihe pretty
nurse, "Is a peevish old millionaire."
"Never mind. He may ask you lo
marry him." "Yes, Ue may; be has
about run out of other requests."—
Kausas City Journal,
Don't grumble if tlrod
Or If you fed nine.
For the chronic coinptainer
His friends tiro too.
A Pound of Curs.
"You  know  there  are  microbes  in
I everything  nowadays.''  remarked   I lit)
j bearding house lady.
"And when I heard the cook pound-
ing this steak before luvtiklusl w.is
she trying lo kill 'etuV" — Junkers
Grandma— I'm afraid you'll be late
at  th •   party.
Little Girl—Oil, you dear grand Da I
Don't you know that nobody in oui
set ever goes to a party until eveiy-
bvJy gets there?—Condon Telcgrath.
in. Uncouth Tingians Are Fond of
Ornaments and Gay Coloes.
There are many strange, uncivilised
people among tbe Asiatic Americans
of the Philippine Islands.
The Tlngiuus are a very uncouth
tribe of savages Their head women
have their arms almost completely
covered with strings of beads, wound
so as to form beautiful and striking
designs. A long, heavy string of heads
Is also twisted around the half und
haugs dowu the back like a braid. The
skirt of these head women is white.
with a blue border, nnd the waist Is of
light yellow. They smoke pipes of
solid silver, ornamented with bungles,
iu the bowls of which pieces of cigar
are inserted.
The typical young Tinglan chieftain
wears n stiff collar of beads and n gay-
ly colored calico shirt, over which Is a
sort of scarf trimmed with many silver coins. The members of this tribe
are very foud of silver. They make a
large number of finger rlugs from
silver cuius, nud each man usually bus
from five to ten of these rings about
Ills person, but nut necessarily on his
The Tlngiuus are fond of a peculiar
dunce The music Is produced by beating with the palms of the hands on
•gansiis" or tomtoms, The dancers, a
man and a woman, with arms outstretched, circle about ench other In u
spiral, (lie man pursuing Hie woman
wllh a quick. Jerky step As (hey approach (he center of tbe spiral he suddenly swoops upon her. when she always eludes him by suddenly darling
out of tils reach —Forrest Clark In Leslie's.
Tiie One Whose Branches Extend
Over the Fence Into Your Yard,
The next door fruit tree, growing so
near the line that laden branches extend over the fence, has proved a
source of untold spankings to the
small boy. quarrels between otherwise
good neighbors and even resort to the
police courts. One is inclined to suspect that the original apple tree ot
trouble huug over a neighbor's fence.
The cause of friction Is. of course,
the question of tbe ownership of or at
least (he right to take and use the
fruit on the too widely spread
branches. Generally this fruit is
claimed by the person whuse property
Is thus Invaded, but If he nsseris this
claim to the point of gathering the
fruit without permission he mny feel
die iron hand of the law. says Harper's Weekly. If he objects to the
presence of the branches which extend
over his property the owner of the
tree must remove them. But if the
owner of the tree applies for the fruit
or asks permission to inter and take It
the owner of the land over which the
branches extend cannot refuse permission for entry for this purpose, It he
refuses either to hand over tbe fruit
or to allow the owner of the tree to
enter and take It, then the owner of
the tree may enter without permission
but he must use uo force nor commit
any damage In so entering.
Certainly the most neighborly thing
to do would be to divide that fruit.
f arm and
That They Thrive Only In the South
Is Mow an E. plodsd Fallacy.
While the sweet potulu is of a tropical nature and is generally considered
a vegetable to lie grown only Iu the
south, experiments by Ihe department
ot agriculture show that It will grow,
and grow well, us far north as Michigan.
The ridges  for | laming sweet potatoes should be three to live feet apart
| nnd  the  plants about  fourteen  Inches
I apart In ihe row    Cultivate sufflcient-
j ly lo keep (he surface suit  loose and
j free  from   weeds   and  Hie  vines  will
soon cover Hie ground, utter which no
cultivation  will  be  necessary.    In the
i Warmer parts ot  the country the seed
i Is not bedded, hut is cut In small pieces
i und   planted   hi   Ihe   ridges  Instead  of
plants     After Hie plains come up und
begin |ii muke vines freely pieces of
the   vines  ure   removed   and   used  ns
cuttings for planting additional ureas.
the cuttings inking  rout  and  growing
I the suine as plants grown  front seed.
; In  Ibis uiannei   three and  foul   plant-
I tugs are made, the last being ns late us
the middle of July     It .1 rainy Bpell be
Every Organ of the Human Body Has
Its Periods of Repose,
All the organs of life rest In some
way or other. The heart has an Interval of rest between each combined net
of contraction and expansion and the
beginning of u fresh act Between
each expiration of the lungs and Hie
succeeding Inspiration there Is a period
of repose. Physiologists huve calculated (hut the heart reposes during
about one-fourth of Ihe time. Cerluiu
of the other organs suspend their activity In part during sleep.
Old physiologists supposed that sleep
was caused by thu pressure of the
blood on Hie brain. Bin modern physiology, wilh a tendency to regard the
brain as (he origin of all force and of
till functions of the body. Inclines to
ihe view that sleep Is caused by a
withdrawal of blood from the brain
As a rule, (he larger Ihe brain Ihe
more sleep It requires Webster went
to bed ut !) o'clock und rose at 5. General Grunt used to suy during his campaigns, "I can do nothing without uiue
hours' sleep."
A curious trait has marked men of
large brain—that of sleeping al will.
Bonaparte used to throw himself ou
the ground and go to sleep within a
space of two minutes. Pitt was a
sound sleeper and slept night after
night In the house of commoiis while
his colleagues watched Ihe debate and
roused bim when It was necessary that
lie sboulu/spouk.—N.ew Vork Herald.
The Custom Is an Old One That De-
veloped Rather Slowly.
The custom of Indexing books developed gradually. Cicero used the
word "Index." but in the sense of a
table of contents. Seneca provided
some works which he sent lo a friend
wilh noles of particular passages, "so
that ho who only aimed at the Useful
might be spared the trouble of examining them entire." This was nt least
a partial "Index" In the modern sense.
Annotated, or nt least explanatory,
tables of contents seem to have preceded the Index proper.
Such tables followed the order of
appearance of the subjects lu the
book itself. Alphabetical arrangement,
which was the beginning of Hie real
Index, appears not to have been
thought of until the Invention of priming, uud even (hen It spread bul
'slowly. Erasmus was one of the first
to provide his works with alphabetical
Indexes. The custom did not become
universal until well iuto the sixteenth
The first Index to nn English bonk is
said to lie that printed In Polydore
Vergil's "Angllue Ilistorlae," lu 1540.
An edition of (his work published ten
years Inter has an Index of thirty-
seven pages.
Carlyle an I-.temperate Smoker.
For about sevtuty of his eighty-six
years Carlyle smoked and made most
ot l.is contemporaries smoke. The
(rouble with him wns flint he wns too
fond of smoking n rank pipe on an
empty stomach. That gave hitu pains
and his contemporaries particular
pains-, for "pnlr auld Carlyle" was as
savage as a meat house dog all the
time. He eared fur but two men iu
the world. Tennyson nnd Dickens.
All (be rest W't'e "pulr, feckless, reek-
les-s. In if ir, pern to Madders nnd gas
bug-." and all became Tom did not
know how to elenn his pipe and keep
it c-lr-nii and would smoke before breakfast.— Tubncco Leaves.
Good Business.
A famous pistol shot told a shooting
story at a supper lu Sail Francisco.
"There wns a party of amateurs here
In Frisco." he said, "who thought they
would do some live pigeon shooting,
so Ihey ordered ihlrty birds from a
suburban dealer.
"The shoot came off duly, it wus a
wonder To give you a correct idea
of it I must quote from a letter seut
by the dealer to the amateurs (he nest
day.   The letter ran:
" 'Gentlemen-1 thnnk you for your
order and beg to state Hint I will be
only luo happy to supply you with
birds for nil future shoots. The entire thirty pigeons, for which yon paid
me 15 cents a head, returned home
safely and. moreover, brought two
strays wllh them My price to you
hereafter will be 1 cent per plgcou.' "—
Los Angeles Times. —-
Stories of Wellington and  Blucher.
I once met Wellington nt dinner. He
was then much aged, talked gravely
and with great distinctness, ate but
Utile, drank no wine and left early.
lie wns a member of tbe L'ulon club
when I joined It, and 1 have beard a
story thut be became a member of
Crock ford's, the famous gambling re
sort, lhat he might blackball his sons
If they became candidates.
I remember the touching anecdote
of how he and lhat old Prussian warrior Blii'her met upon the field of
Waterloo and mingled their tears over
Ihe bodies of Ihe slain, 'ihe weil
known and much more probable story
Is told of Bhicber that, having beeu
entertained at a city dinner and thoroughly enjoying Its gorgeous hospitality, he delighted his hosts by his
admiration of London, concluding,
however, with the startling exclamation, "What a splotidid city It would
he to sack-i"—From Sergeant Builau-
.liie's Experiences.
selected for making und planting the
endings very few will full tu grow and
an excellent crop mny lie produced.
In the north sweet  potatoes ure dug
ns soon  us  the  vines are  nipped  by
frost      In  Hie south  the potatoes are
allowed to remain iu Hie ground iiul.il
n convenient time  for  handling  them,
nnd In  Florida ot  Texas they are frequently   left   until   required   for   use.
: Sweet   potatoes  should   be  dug  on   a
I bright,  drying  day,   when  ihe soil  is
! nut loo wet.
tin n small scale Ihey may be dug
wllh  n  spading  fork,  and  great cure
should he taken that the roots do not
become bruised m  Injured iu the proc-
, ess of handling.    It is desirable that.
Ihe  runts should   lie. exposed  for two
: or three hours to dry thoroughly, after
I which they may be placed III u warm,
I well ventilated room to cure for several  days.    The  proper  temperature
I fur curing sweet  put nines is  from SO
| lo '.III degrees F. uud 4.i or fin degrees
I V. afterward.    A small crop may be
i cured   around   the   kitchen   stove  aud
i later   stored   lu   a   dry   rnuui   where
there will   he  no danger of their be-
i coining    too    cold.     Sweet    potatoes
: should he handled as Utile as possible,
especially after they have been cured
Breaking the Sabbath.
Two Scots, one old and the other
young, set out on,, bright winter Sunday morning to walk ten miles to kirk.
The sun sbutie gloriously. The frozen
road rang under llielr feet, ihe cold,
pure nit was us exhilarating ns wiue.
The younger Scut looked up at the
glittering blue -ky and said:
"Ii - a line day. '
'lh" iiider man frowned und answered:
"Aye. It ]< a fin,, day, bul is this a
day to be talking .tbuiit days?"
Where They Resemble.
"A man, like a watch. Is known by
his works," observed Hie epigram maker.
"And by (he hours he keeps," added
(he wife.
"And by (he spring In bim," said Ihe
"And by his being sometimes fust,"
remarked the reformer.
"And by the way his bauds go up,"
put In the pugilist.
"And by his not always going when
we want him to." finished the girl
who'd been robbed of her beauty sleep.
-Boston Transcript
"I Don't Think."
Many correspondents have traced "l
dou't think" through many writers and
speakers. But this writer, who has
the habit of reading Hie Bible iu bed
(he last thing a( night, suddenly came
upon Ihe seveuteeuth chapter of St.
Luke und the parable of the servant
who merely did his duty: "Doth he
tbnull that servant because be did tne
thiugs that were commanded bimV i
trow uot." Now, the Greek words are
simply these in modern characters,
"Ou doko," which mean just "1 don't
think." Anyhow we cannot get better authority for tbe use of the expression which Christ employed In one
of those lightning sketches he threw
out ns he walked and talked.-London
Rfading Character,
Careful   I'll relit   Before   I   can   give
I consent to your proposed marriage to
! my (laughter I  must  know something
i about   your   character.     Suitor   Cer-
' Inlllly,   sir.   certainly!    Here   Is   my
I bank  book.    Careful  I'nrent 'after a
ginncei-Take   tier,   my   sou,   aud   Im
happy -Loudon 'I'll Hits
Ucubiful Vocalism.
"Tin re Is uuiv one (rouble nbout a
Chinese cook,' snltl the til nil from the
"W hut is thnlV"
"Yon can never tell whether he is
singing ut his work or whether he has
burnt himself and is moaning with
pall)."-Washington Star.
No Change.
Llltle Willie had been present nt n
i christening of n buby cousin and had
taken great Interest lu the cereiuouy.
: A few days Idler lie had tu be vaccl-
1 .inted. and when the operation was
j over lie Inquired of the doctor. "What's
! my name now':"
Tolstoy's Thoughts on Death.
The fear of death is unnatural. The
fear of death Is the consciousness of
The fear of death emanates from the
fact that people regard its life only a
small part ot it, limited hy their own
erroneous conception.
Just as the owner nf the fig tree
knows the linie when the fruit Is ripe,
so God knows when to call Ihe righteous from this world.
Strive tn keep your life at a point
where you neither feur death iku desire It—Tolstoy's "Cycle of Readings."
Missionary--\ ou claim to be civilized, and yet I find you torturing your
captives. Native—l'ardou, but we do
not call this torturing nov/. We ao>
merely hazing hini.-Cleveluud Leader.
Hud I.
Had  I a yacht.
Which I had nac'tit,
I'd quit mis raelit
rtlgiu ou Ihe spneht
And lake a liutit
Of silver shuclit
Ami hit 11 llucht
]-ni une long tracht
Inn as I've nacht
A yacht nor sliach*
111 stick l.i wliaclit
I've Bacilli
Thero Is a Difference.
What   is  (he  dilerence   between  a
cradle and a  Scotsman's lathy)   The
.me is a child's it it and Ihe oilier Is a
Scot's child - London Til Bits.
Let us believe we cau uud hope for
Hie reet.-fle Flood.
Our   Vprying   Moods.
"Ye-, envirottii! nt dues Influence
"How now?"
"You ii v T se" a in 'I li coming out
of church will: lit* hat perched on
Hie line- of  !ti    b -ad."
Not Even There!
Gabriel—Wasn't Hint spirit satisfied
■villi her mansion) St. IVter-Nn; she
laid she certainly expected enough
•losets.- Harper's Bazar.
A   Hslp ng   Hand.
A.eil   Dele let- Exi'llslll    Ihe   liberty
of nrskiii' of a favor, mum, Inn would
icr object to tne couunliilu' soneysiile
in yer shed?
Soft   Hearted   Woman - Poor   man!
i You laid better come up to ihe house,
I and I nld give you ihe remains of my
1 Christmas puudiug.-iaeus,
The Helpful Waiter.
Contemptuous Walter (who can
stand It no longer)—Sense ine. sir:
you don't seem liable to get ad that
soup hup with your spoon. Shall 1
get you a piece ol blotting paper':-
I.ondon Tit-Bits.
Nicotine and  Nervousness.
"Does  tobacco  make  a   mau   nerv
"It Is likely to," replied the physl
clan, "If his wife objects to his smut
To a Cigar.
Whene'er we would our cares forget
We find you tried and true.
We love you very much, and yet
Ws make a butl of you,
A  Good  Reason
"Mrs. OTluuliey," suld Father Mi>
Murphy, "why do I never see Patrick
at church nu.wV"
Mrs O'ltoouoy shook her henu sadly
"Is it socialism?"
"Wurse than thai, your rivereuce."
"Is'i atheism)"
"Wurse. \our riverence."
"What Is h. then'/"
"Itlieninallsiii.''- National   MnirazlnA.
Hum of the Hive.
Remember that bees crawl up Instead ot down
Send your honey to Hie market In
ns attractive a form us possible.
Stand at the side ot the hive and uot
in trout ot It wliile bundling your
Be sure that your bees have a good
prolific Italian queen, nud tbe nuts
Will not bethel them,
The honey extractor snves the bees
much time in comb building, nud thus
the beekeeper can secure mure honey,
Improve your hoes by always rearing queens and increasing from colonies that huve gut her ed the most
A large muutiei of farmers are en-.
gaged extensively in honey production.
Some of them ship over a car ol houey
eu. h season.
Heartsease wns formerly not worth
conudei'ltig ns a honey plant because
ot lis scarcity, lint of hue years It has
he.iiiue plcutior. and now it is worth
many dollars; same Willi dandelion.
Honey nnd wits were never In great-
et demand titan at the present time,
mid beekeeping bids fair lo take u
lughei rank aiming ihe productive Industries than has hitherto been accorded it.
The present Improved system of
management requires thai hives should
hot stand too neat each olher. There
Should be ui least six feet between
iiiein. nnd i.'ii would he u preferable
1 bee expert giies away tills little
Ri'iet: If hees are kept III a shed the
Crossesl nl Ihein can be handled without tear of being stung a bee shed
nupht to be intta enough n, give at
least two feci io each litre uud sutli-
ciemly wide and high, so tuat one can
work cnmfnrtahi' luck of (tie row of
Hives It sli mid open pfotertthly to
the east, so us io cei Hie mnrnliig air.
Clinnlug and easing Honey must be
done in a well lighted place nnd a
taree bench or table provided for It.
The shipping cases iii receive the
honey should lie placed so as to face
the packer nnd should he arranged so
no propolis from scraping will fly Into
them It l« desirable to huve several
cases for en ill g"ade on the bench, so
that honey it the same shade end finish may go into H:e same rasn.
The Qummcr Parting
The Wl'o-oh   Jim.  wlniI  shall  we
■to Willi lite cat?
The   Husband   Leave  her  here.    I
wouldn't lake a -. i i thought anything
cf to  the place   where  we're going  to
Told Ihe  Pai-ticn to Hurry.
.lack-I uiidei'-t tiui lhat their marriage was n hasty affair.
Tom Yes; Hie iled.llllg parly went
lo Hi? church iu liixii'iilis. nnd ihe reg-
I 1st era kept rtinnl. g    Husioii i rauscrlpt. T
Children  and   Good   Roads.
It is pleasing to learn from the officers of the Canadian Highway Asso-
eiaticn thai   the children  throughout
Prearranged Accidents.
Eighteen      months'     iiuprisonment,
with hard labor, was the sentence recently given  to a  man    in    London,
Nature Needs Aid In Making New
H-alth-Giving Blood
In the spring the system needs a
tonic. To be healthy you must have
njw blocd jU3i as the trees muit
hare new sap to renew their Vitality. Nature demands it. and without
this new blood you will fee! weak
and languid. You may have twinges
of rheumatism or the sharp, stabbing
"Sins of r-nuralgia. Often there are
diffiguriu- pimples or eruptions on
the   skin      Ir   other     cases   there   Is ,
cue   skiii.     ii    ou.ei     la | attains B certain standard o   merit
merely a feeling of tiredness and a |
variable appetite. Any of these arc
signs that the blood is out of order
—that the indoor life of winter has
lessened your vitality. What you
need In spriiie is a tonic medicine to
put. you rigid, and in all the world
of medicine there Is no tonic can
equal Dr. Wl'llams' Pink Pills. These
pills   actually   make    new,  rich,   red   Hon   to   the  economic   needs  of  this
ldood—your "greatest  need  in  spring,   country,
This new  ldood drives out the seeds |     Good   Roads   as   everyone   will   ad
nada are taking a keen interest In \ thirty-seven years old, who in three
the essay competition on "What Good : years has 'faked" about two hundred
Roads Mean to Canada" and that , accidents, for which he was paid var-
from all parts of the Dominion pa- ; ious amounts, mostly by shopkeep
pers are teing forwarded to the head-' ers, rather than tight the cases in
c.uar'c-rs of the association at New j court. He would fall dowu aud then
Westminster, B.C. make  claim   to  have    been    injured
As an encouragement to the chil-1 through the negligence of ihe persons
dren to busy themselves in the pre-1 whom he made his victims. Had the
puration of these essays, the presi-! cases come into court he would have
dent of the Canadian Highway Asso-) been detected. His deception was
elation, Mr. W. J. Kerr, is offering | favored by a malformed wrist, which
valuable  gold,   silver  and   silver  gilt | lie represented as due to the accident,
' medals,   and   also   a   souvenir
pin  to  all   competitors   whose
While  it  should
I for this Incentive
you n^    people    of
Roads, and their re
not   be   necessary
to    interest    the
Canada  In  Hood
lalion to Hie well-
being of the country, the fact remains
that in this as in other things, some
Inducement Is often necessary in order   lo  awaken   the  younger  genera-
of disease and makes easily tired
men, women and children bright, active and strong. Mrs Murray Marshall. Zephy, Out., saya: "I do not
believe I would ever have been well
and strong again but for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I was so weak and
nervous thai I could not be lefl lu
the house alone. 1 would tuW- weak
spells with my hiuH and think 1 was
going to die 1 tried doctors and
electric bells, but they did me no
good. Then i friend urged me to try
Mr. Williams' Pink Pills. To my sur
prise I Horn noticed my appetite improving, and from thai on 1 Improved rapidly until I was enjoying Hie
Lest of health, and I have not been
troubled wit'-, weakness or nervousness since."
These (Ills are sold hy all medicine
d.alers or can he had by mail at BO
cents a box or six boxes for {'-'.Ml
from the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockvllle, Out.
A Careful Diet.
Sir Richard Jebh, the eminent physician, was a man of Irritable temper; and when bored by the querulous complaints of some of his patients could not always force himself
ti re'uri. a civil answer. A troublesome patient, whose illness was purely Imaglnaiy pestered him one day
with questions as to what he should
"My directions on thai point," sa'd
Sir Richard "will he few and simple.
You must not eat Hie shovel, poker
or tongs, for they are hard nf digestion: nor the bellows, for they are
windy, but anything else you please!"
mil.   are badly  needed  In  Canada at
l the present lime, but it is only when
jthe  people  at   large are ready  to de-
j maml   Ihls    not  merely  to request  It.
I lhat  we ran  expect  tho authorities,
whether  local,   municipal,   provincial
or  fcdeiil,  lo act. on  this  mutter on
anything like u large scule.    The alia
und   purpose  of  Hie  Canadian   High
way  Association,  us  Is  well   known,
Is tu establish    a    Transcontinental
1 load that will reach from Halifax, N.
I s„ io Albernl, B.C., and while it is
I uot the Intention of this organization
I to do  mot'    than  educate  ihe  public
und act  In an unofficial advisory cap-
I ucily, ii Is yet dung much good work
: iii  tills ."iiiuie and   will be  largely  In-
! slri.-i'ienliil   In  gelling  this   Highway.
I four thousand  miles long, completed
within live years
We In this district must do our
[ share of this work, and It behooves
the Good Roads advocates to bestir
themselves and lend all the asstsi-
| ance they can to the ofltcers of the
j Canadian Highway Association la the
I good   work   they  are  doing   for  Ca
A confederal accompanied him,
making notes of each accident, with
the. particulars of the name and address of those from whom ihe money
was lo be obtained. Some years ago
a man in this city received damages
after falling through an open grating iu a sidewalk and breaking an
arm. It was strongly surmised, thai
previous to his coming here Ite had
broken the same arm and had been
paid for it. Later on he went to Chicago, where he again met with an
accident, lie was then discovered to
be a fraud and was punished.
Old Country Tour For 3oy Scouts
Plans for a tour of England, Ireland and Scotland by several hundred
United States boys during the summer vacation this year urn being
made by Colin N. Livingstone, head
of the Boy Scouts of the United States.
It i« proposed to send the boys over
accompanied     by     competent     Scout
masters ami physicians, as soon as
the  schools close,    The  youngsters
will be drawn from alt pans of the
country, and If a sufficient number
will make the trip a steamer will he
Tbe plan also contemplated a trip
10 the United Stales hy British boys
oa the same steamer. Mr. Living-
I stone wns encouraged to attempt tills
| undertaking by the marked success
of the recent tour of Australian Buy
His Half Share
"Willie,  why don't you let your lit
tie   brother   have   your   sled   part
the time?"
"I do, ma. I take II .going down
hill and he has It going Lack."—Boston Transcript.
The   Result  of  Anger.
Every   llm >   you   give   way   to   im-
j patience  or anger  you  shorten  your
i life hy a calculable portion of time.
I The   next   time   you   get   very   angry
] Jus', study yourself dining tiie reactionary period.    You  will notice thai
I you are very depressed and sad, that
I your blocd is sluggish, ai d that your
digestion   is  al!   wrong.    The  reason
j for this  is that  In  your  moment  of
'anger you    expended    tluee or four
| times the ordinary amount of bodily
- tissue.     As  a  consequence,   you  car
not   be  your  normal    self  until   the
overdrawn  tissue Is replaced.
Von will note that people with
Lad tempers never live long, Ihe
eesslve drafts on the physical make
Up eventually exhausting the latter.
A certain amount of reasonable uu
ger. as cccasion may require, often,
however, acts oa the system as a
veritable tonic.
The   Power of  Money.
A well known hotel keeper of New
Vork gave, not long ago, a famous
banquet at which was displayed and
used a service of gold plate valued at
$50,000, Some one commented on the
costliuesr ol" the dinner, whereupon
the proprietor said:—
"It is only typically American. In
elegance as in wealth we lead the
wo H to-day. We have passed that
stage in our development wherein the
newly rich studying the French in despair used lo tell the waiter to bring
him fifty dollars' worth of ham and
eggs. And we have passed that stage
where if a child should whisper to its
mother 'Mamma Uncle Goldreef eats
with his knife,' the mother would
"Hush, darling! Your Uncle Cold-
very reef is so rich that he can eat with
a pick and shovel If he so desires.'"
McGorry—I'll buy yez :io new hat,
d'yer. inoiiul that? Ye are vain enough ahirlddy.
Mrs. McGorry—Me vain? Oi'm
not'. Shore, Ol don't t'ink mesilf half
as good lookin' as Oi am.—Christian
Shilohfe Cure
vulrkly slops coughs
Ihe «, -oat ■ id  luuiis
cures colds,   hral.
2/i (.sals.
Manitoba's Grain Crop.
The great grain crop of Manitoba
had been marketed at :;ie end of 1911
only to the extent of 64 per cent- dp-
spite the fact thai 3193 threshing out-
Its hud-hi en operated throughout Ihe
fall, While this shows the enormity of the crop, it is also used as an ar
gument for diversified farming, because the failure to speedily mur„et
a crop means delay in payments to
the -farmer, whereas If he was dairying or raising live stock he would
have an income Independent of his
The .Manitoba Department of Immigration and    Agriculture  in     Bulletin
No. 84 estimates 22.001,211  bushels of
grain   had   been   marketed   up   to  December,    and    gives    the  total  crop
figures are follows:    Wheat, 3,389,078
acres,   01,068,780     bushels,    average
i 18.2!!:   oats.   1,628.662    acres,   7H.7SU.-
A Pill for All Seasons.—Winter and jt,K:i   bushels,    average    43.3;     barlej
summer  In  any   latitude,   whether  In  769,977     acres,     23,99.1.2119     bushels,
torrled  zone  w Arctic    temperature,'overage     31.6;     flax,     85,830    acres,
Muscular Rheumatism Subdued.—
When one Is a sufferer from muscular rheumatism he cannot do better
than to have the region rubbed with
Dr Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil. There Is
no oil that so speedily shows Its effect In subduing pain. Let the rubbing he brisk and continue until ease
Is secured There Is more virtue In
a boitle of it than can be fully estimated.
Bad   Outlook.
"No, I can't get up enough courage
to ask eld Patterson for his daughter."
"And  why not?"
"Because I'm a builder of absolutely flieproof buildings and lie is a fire
insurance agent."—Cleveland. Plain
The Memory of the Ant.
Exferiments are continually being
made to test ihe memory of animals,
suoli as the elephant, the dog, the
bull; but It would seem a thankless
undei taking to ascertain whether the
ant has a memory. Nevertheless, a
scientist in South America thinks he
has succeeded. Isolating two of the
largest species of tropical ants he
could find, he so arranged their receptacle that tliey could get no food
without climbing over a circular slant
into another compartment. Over
this slant, when the food was not
there, he placed a crimson cord and
the ants very soon learned to interpret the signal and never attempted
to climb over it. Thinking, after a
time, that there might be something j
Canaries In Mines.
The use of ihe canary as a Warner
of the existence of foul air in a mine
has long been familiar in this country. A similar use is now made of
it, on the other side of the Atlantic.
It was (irst of all thus used after the
explosion at Cross Mountain Mine,
Brlcevllle, Terin. Rescuers with machines for making oxygen on un-ir
backs went first, carrying canaries in
I cages. They were followed by others
1 who were unprotected. When the
j wings of the canaries were seen to
droop the latter turned back. It was
! thus known ihut the uir was unlit for
them to breathe.
Refreshing to an Expert.
A stylishly dressed woman in a
smart-looking brougham narrowly averted running over a Western Union
messenger boy riding a bicycle in
East Ninth strr-el a few days ago.
The woman stepped her car and
opened the door of the electric to express her sympathy.
But the liny was ahead of her, and
in a harangue that for emphasis
would have made dipt. Kidd or any-
old buccaneers green with en-
i her exactly what he thought
woman closed the door hurrl-
and, turning to her 8-year-old
son, who, dressed like Lord Faunt-
leroy, sat demurely beside her, said
in u shocked voice:
"I never heard such language in my
"Oh that's nothing," the little fellow- told his mother,' "You ought io
liava heard the cook talking to the
neighbors ahout you the other day."—
Kansas City Journal.
of the
vy. tol
of th.-
He—Before I married you I never
thought of saving.
She—And now?
He—Now, I'm always 'thinking
what a .ot I could have saved If I
hadn't married aou.—London Opinion. ""»
Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
Convicts at the State prison have
been given permission (o smoke in
(heir cells after each meal. Warden
Codding gaye them this privilege.
The reason ihe warden gives for
granting them this privilege is that
it will make the men more contented.
Often men have been unable to work
for weeks after they come to prison
because of the condition their nervous syst-mi is tin-own into when deprived of tobacco.—Kansas City Journal.
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills can be depended upon to do their work. Tho
dyspeptic will find them a friend always and should carry them with
him everywhere. They are made to
withstand any climate and are warranted to keep their freshness and
strength They do uot grow stale, a
quality no' possessed in many pills
now uu the market.
Chinese Porcelains.
An English authority on curios.
J. F. Blacker, sees no limit to the
prices that may be achieved for certain Chinese porcelains, so keen is
the desire for their possession. This
Is especially true of what, arc culled
'hawthorn" porcelain. It is. however the wild plum, and not the
hawthorn, that adorns this ware.
Many blue and white ginger jars
show this flower on the blue ground
under the glaze. There are grounds
of other colors, red, black, green and
yellow, which in llielr finest productions, command Immense prices. Re
cently four black vases sold for
£26,000 (that Is about $120,000). and
two colored figures for £40,0001 it
must however he remembered, says
Mr- Blacker, thai In China these were
possessions of the Imperial family,
of the ruling and wealthy classes
In the later half of the nineteenth
century Europe awoke and found
may a P"a eluol rta,oln etaolnel
them beautiful. Two cups and saucers which brought $j.oi)0 the ollur
day, will, It la predicted, soon be
held  at  17.500.
1,206,727 bushels, average 14: rye,
CM07 acres, 13i;,0i;7 bushels, average
22; peas, 2.2i0 acres, 45,98,", bushels,
average 20.4; potatoes, 44.178 acres,
8.317.241 bushels, average 187; roots,
13.-118 acres, 3,081,898 bushels, average 274; hay, all kinds, ,iO,28S acres,
2-19,892  tons, average  1.78  tons.
The tolnl area prepured for tin
crop of 1912 Is 2.175,1)26 acres, as follows- Breaking 233.0US acres, summer fallow 964,128 acres and fall
plowing 97,8,430 acres.
In th° color that repelled them automatically, as the bull is affected unpleasantly by red, he replaced the
red cord by cords of varying colors,
always with the same result after the
ants had made a few excursions over
the slant and come back hungry.
Then, he tried plain cloth, and even i works with
paper but the result was invariably i one calls
the same. After u number of trials
the ants refused to climb the slant
when there was any sort of a "signal."
Finally, the scientist reversed Ihe
signal, having food beyond the slant
only when it was vlsjble, and after
an infinite number of trials the ants
accommodated themselves to the
Cruel Papa.
Marion—"Did      you      say
doesn't know his own mind?"
Marion's Papa—"He doesn't unless
some one introduced him to it lately-"
Children at  Dr.    Barnado's  Home
now number over 9,000
Fruitarian  Tobacco.
A fruitarian variety of tobacco has
made its appearance In a few London ,
shops.    Though   it  would   he  idle  to
suggest that there Is a tobacco flavor
about the "weed," It Is at least pleasant to the tuste, and If a correspondent  who  has  tried   It and  diagnosed
hops as one of the Ingredients proves I
correct    In    his    suspicion,  this fact i
ought  to com.nend it, prima facie, to '
a Idg section of the public.    It comes
from the Continent, Is extremely light
and  rather bulky, probably costs no |
more than 50 cents a pound, Judging
by the size of the packet offered for
4 cents.
Dr. Johnson's Sunday.
Dr. Johnson—probably the most
genuinely pious Englishman of the
elghtoenth century—may be claimed
as a supporter of the cheerful Sunday. To a gentleman who objected
to bird-catching at Si real ham on a
Sunday he said: "While halt the
Christian word is permitted to dance
and sing and celebrate Sunday as a
A Pill For Brain Workers.—The
maii who works with his brains is
more liable to derangement of the
digestive system than ihe man who
hands, because the
his nervous energy I
while the oilier applies only his muscular strength, Brain fag begets irregularities of the stomach and liver
and the best remedy that can be used
is Parmalee's Vegetable Pills. They
are specially compounded for such
cases and all irtose who use them can
certify  to  their superior power.
Wh.re Justice Dawdles.
In Kansas the condemned ruffian
had just been found guilty and given
a Jail sentence.
"But befor. you begin your term of
lmprtBonmtnt" said the kind judge,
"vou may go home and settle up your
"it will take some time," explained
tile condemned one.
"No doubt, no doubt," said the kind
judge.    "Do the test you can.    Char-
the BEST  Liniment  ill  use.
I got try foot badly jammed lately,
I bathed it well wllh MINARD'S LINIMENT, and it was as well as ever
next day.
Yours very truly,
T   Q. .McMlLLKN.
. , - --. f f.
£i y <fe> N^s»m
"I have a money-saving invention—
handy granaries to allow fielj threshing over your farm. Move them about
each year. You save long hauls at
harvest time. In
spring you scatter
small straw stacks
-—no burning of
"These ftranaries com; In compact
bun lies. A hoy can set up and belt
one together in a f:v; hoots. Four
patlocks protect the grain. Separator
delivery into a spout on the ride or
into roof manhole —saves work during threshing. Your grain is protected
fro.ii vermin, wet an J thieves, I'-i Sell
it when you are ready, loadint; direct
from tho granary into your wagon,
or bagnio': it. No musty or heated
grain. tjGctmv granary aud be in-
dependent of elevators for selling.
Sell al tit" ' I- h -' prl :c, en mi ttcr
how long you store your grain.
The Pedlar Granary protects you."
( for ray booklet     11 shows how proStabk  my
in .i single nu irl i   i  Hon farm    I   i-
Book Tell« ...   Bis   Mi in y (or Yen  '
Write for Bocklit N. C2 OSHAWA, ONT.
nisi.    CrownHlock rdSt.W.   19(11 Railway St.S.
Drawer 1646 ears w t.n ...-k& Mnrlatt       ti.i, Intl, St. s.
, ^erit'-T* i f-^f-   v"fc~
day of festivity, how conies your puritanical spirit so offended with frivol-1 ||'e~"and when you are ready to visit
ous and empty deviations from exact- : tile jail just, drop me a postal or step
nessr' Johnson held, however, that in the next time you happen to he
Sunday should be a distinctive day. ■ yoinK by. Nile day. Isn't it'.'"—CTeve-
"People may walk, hut not throw i land Plain Dealer
stones  at  birds.    There  may  be  re- j	
taxation,  but  (here should  he no lev!
ty."—London  Chronicle.
I Look for the Bignature of E. W. QROVE,
t Used  the World over to Cure a Cold In
I One  Day.
His  Masterpiece.
The your.fe novelist hud had a tough
time of it and so had his dear wife.
She he'd his talents In poor esteem
and cften urged him to try something
else, for she was sometimes hungry,
and all the time ill clad. Hut one day
his luck changed. He began to make
money. And there came a ('»>' when
he was able to write his cheque for
1100 and  pass It  to his wife.
Her eyes filled with tears as she
read It.
•'W'lllbrand, darling," she said, as
she hastened around the table and
put her aims about Ins neck, "I'll
take hack all the mean things 1 ever
said ahoiii your work. This Is the
best  thing yo I ever  wrote!"
At a meting ot the French Agricultural Society. M. Vacher Bpoke
of the goi d rei ults obi ilni tl In Normandy hy a milk controlling society. Following the example of siirii
lar bodies In Denmark und Sweden.
a In i\! hook is lis '.l lo I. i'l' track of
the cows and their descendants, bo
that only the best animals for mill
producing are seh ctecl. This npplli a
also to the males, whose tiualltli
transmitted. Such animals are much
preferred by buyi t b and bring a
higher   price,
Write for agency foi oui special to-
order tailoring for your rown,    fhers
Is money  In'It,    John  Dawson,  Ltd,
Church S' . Toronto.
"liver been locked up?" demanded
"1 have been,' an'oiued the witness.
"Aha! And what had ■■ iu bi en do-
lug to g tl  yourself locki i  it] ' "
"l had it en doing jury duty."
Wireless in French Fishing Boats.
lu I'm Biiuuce of i hi e> iiuipe set ..;.
the German Clovei nmi ul In granting
a subvenl ion for t hi i iicuuragenii .■
■ a wlreh ss tek grapny In llshtug
boats a credit of $30,1 00 has le en aslo
. d   in.in   ll.e   I'.' n  li   tl fin,i  ut    lo
encourage   the   Installation   of   wire-
li ss   telegraphy   In     Fn m ;i     li-lii., ;
smacks,   Hi nl -     tarrj ing   tin Ir    ... n
apparatus will  n celve an  lustallti
bounty  of $200 and an upln ep ul  <
Newfoundland Is tho oldest British
Colony, and was discovered by John
Cabot in 141)7.
Amusing Is a favorite threat of Ihe
famous Dr. Keate, who used to say: —
"Remember, boys, you are to be
pure In heart, or I'll flog you lill your
There nre now (1,500 women employed on German railways. The largest representation of women in Industrial pursultB In Germany Is In
the clothing and allied trades, In
which  1,502,000 ure employed.
of  fel-
The first record we have of coal Is
about three hundred years before the
Christian era.
There are nearly 2-1 sheep to every
person  In  New  Zealand.
Tread softly -
Step safely. l&
Embody the patented features
of Cats Paw Heels.
w   N   IX No. 894.
All   Swelled   Up.
"What   Is   the   mailer   with
He used  to be a modest  sort
low, but lately he seems almost bursting with self-importance."
"Haven't you heard? Mrs. Jones Is
fiiiinK another woman for alienating
his affections, and puts the damages
at fifty thousand dollars."—Judge,
The  Smallpox   Regiment.
- Things have altered vastly in Rug.
sia during the last fifty years, ami the
Ul.P.'s now visiting the czar will see
no freak regiments of soldiers such
as Frederick Leveson-Qower saw in
I860. "The lute Emperor," he related, "told recruits off according In
iheir  looks.   There is one  regiment
of  men   all   marked    with     smallpox.
This Puuiovski reglmenl did a   thing
which amused me.   .lust    before   the
cortege  came  up  Ihey   all   blew   iheir
noses ai    the    word    of    command.-! tlier  Graves-    Worm    Exterminator,
j Tills was In order that none of them , Ihe best remedy of the kind that can
Isneeze    when the   Emperor    passed,  be had.
lolng so would bring him bad
Within the last ten years Ihe horses in the United States increased
from about eighteen million to nearly twenty millions, and in price from
aboil' 1(00 million dollars to more than
2.OU0 millii n dollars
Nearly all children arc subject to
worms, ai (1 many are born with them.
Spare   ihem   suffering   by   usIiik   Mo-
"What's th9 matter, Jorrocks? You
look as blue aa indigo," said Whlbley.
"I am blue," sighed Jorrocks. "I
spent $-'10,000 getting a divorce from
my wife, and after I got It, blest if
she didn't submit the question to the
people, and by a majority of HH7 I
am still married to her!"—Harper's
as tin I
Economical  Dodge.
Mrs. llooley—Oi'm takin' nic
children  back  to Oireland  an
gettin'  their  twelve
price of eleven.
His Accomplishment.
Setilenient Worker—So this is your
i small  brother.    What does he do all
twelve j day?    Little Mother—Smoke a cigar-
do be I etle for the lady, bub, and swallow de
tickets   for   the j stub!  -Harper's   Bazaar,
Minard's    Liniment    Cures    Dandruff.
The van.nis bodies of Veterans
situated I., all parts of Western and
Central Canada, afllllated with the
Veterans Brigade, will honor Decora
Hon Lay on Sunday, May 12th. This
year extensive arrangements are he
ing made bj thi   VV Ipeg Headquar
Iters of ihe Veterans Brigade to welcome a large number of comrades
who will eoine ir to the city to march
' once more with old time comrades
0( ti,,. Boer War, Fenian Raid, or
North-Wesl Rcbi limns A Grand En
lertuliinent  is to take plac   Frl
I diiv evening. May "'It at Ihe new
Hull of Industry On Saturday there
will be a Camp Fire Concert und
Roll-Call, and on Maj 12th the big
parade ol the Veterans Brigade.
headed by their own brass band
All Veterans from outside plaei a are
to be acccorded the plnce of honor in
the I anide Colonel Seott will be it.
command of the  Brigade.
■ Why are :• ou so vexi I,  Irni
"|   :iln   i \:lS|iel ill i il I       I   ilttelldl 'I   tile
meeting of Ihe sot lal Equality !.■
and my pal Ion aid prei lib .   ami
had  the au loci y  to call  me o
or,In- three I
I     The  small   boy     ot    tl e   household
was not  notably proficient  in sacred
1  i e,  bul   wii.ii  M ,       '' r  asked  him,
j "Where  was  Solomon's   temple?"  ho
Indignantly   t e>. i nti d     the    supposed
Impeachment 01 his 8l ck of Information, and retorted: —
■ i; n't you ihlr.k 1 km iv anything?"
ii   n bui ed  him  tii I       ■ did  not
iliuilii   that   lie  knew,  bu'   urged  him
i i - tnte for In r benefit.
Though  not crediting her sincerity,
lirallj  .     ' ■ ■ ed, cui I
"(in the Bide of his herd, of course,
where other folks' are!    D'yuu B'pose
I'm :i   fool?"
Sweden's   wrier    ci ill
are  estl-
mati d  t'1  be able lo prm
ce  10,000,-
" " hoi  '  !"■ ■■. er : ■ Ii
Iib in every
.' ';"'
M.itde ,t Pro.'.l  Appeal
Willi      Tl
ills  pain' .
Run," lhat lie I
I'fir  yeai s.      It".',    lid I
(Hill     Ensllj
liiin     to     "All
n ■
'I he   ■■ nrld's  It" gesl   hoi
tin  .|   t...   ii   i ii, i
1    ■ II "i    1,2 ■ i
-    ,vhei   close.I
.    open «II
f feel     There will
inn  ■ -I    table    for
'k Is being
se medical
pounds, be
ami   lis di-
be 3 1
"   il   S|
"How   do  yi       '
fellows    ill    li.'     I'l
"Oh, all l
■ ii, iost  of 'en      Two ol
i til t'ottuhs, thou
• Ab I     Whu
. '    II
1   :   '.-
11 the    last    I f'y
■  from   smallr.oK
-in   11" per in ilii n       ii
years   the
has   fallen
Murphy—Faith,   an'   a   large
a great savin' to a person! —
Patent medicines yield over £300,-
000 to tho British exchequer per' annum    ti duty.
Till the year 1R31, all coals Imported into the Thames, instead of being I
sold   by   weigiil,   were  sold   hy   measure.
The  events  In  Tripoli  have shown
lhat. ill the next great European war
the (lying machine must be reckoned ! Llbraiy of Sucks Written by Women.
Misandry occasionally has its uses.
\  Russian  woman, Mine. Klassayow,
wllh. The Italian commander knows
as much about the position and
strength of the Turkish forces as the
Turks themselves,—Scientific American,
It Is said that the Admiralty are
actively engaged In mat tiring plans
for a motor-drawn warship of large;
During 1912
eclipses of the
moo n.
will   be   two
and   two  of. the
Diamonds have been disccv--«cnd
meteoric stones.
Well  Named.
Mr. Drought  is a candidate on the
prohibition   ticket   In   Wisconsin  and
Joy Brothers run a garage lu Minneapolis.—Milwaukee Journal.
who died ten years ago In St. Petersburg, would not allow any book writ-
multiplication    sign   was
by  changing   the    plus
character resembling the
This   was  done    simply
cause  multiplication   is  bul  s  b
er form of addition.
into a
ter   x.
Wireless  Telephony.
Great  Interest  is being disph
commercial  circles In current
with  devici
Installal ions.
Veil    ill
for wireless  tele
.,.,,   i     ;:   ",:.:i     '   ..,'■:   her  house. 1 phone installations.    The problem  Is
She was however, a voracious reader,mm of the most  Interesting that cal
and  wealthy    enough to satisfy  heritor solution
cravings in ibis   direction,    OnAher
death her library was found  to con-
i also an
Jones,   the   King's   jockey,
excellent half-black.
From one pound of soap 25,344,000
onaq bubbles can be formed.
tain nearly 18,000 volumes—all written by women. This was said at the
time to be the tnost extensive collection cf this kind ever formed.—London Chronicle.
Darometel   was dlarovertu  in
in.I  . '
ti'ical experts  are  for the  tnosl   i	
sanguine enough to antielpa'e u sue
cossful solution within no grrt I spa '
of time
Makei 0 grcnl difference in most wom^n. 'hoy are trouble'' with " nerves " —
Ihey suffer (rom backache, headache, sleeplessness, a sensation ot irritability ur
twitching, hot Hashes, dizzy spells, or many other symptoms of female weakness*
The local disorder and inflammation should be treated with Dr. Pieree'i Lotion
Tablets nnd the irregularity mid weakness of the feniftle system corrected und
strengthened with Ur. fierce'?. Favorite Prescription, The strain noon the young
woman or the woman of middle ajfe—upon the nerve and blood tbrtniog structures —
may he too great for her strength! 1 his h the time to take this restorative ton.a
ond strength-giving nervine and regulator. For over forty years sold by druggists
for woman's peculiar weaknesses and uiMre-.sMii; oilman ts. Tht ot:e rrmetiy ko perfect
in composition and so*good in curative effects at» to warrant
its makers in printing its every ingredient on its outside
wr ■ per. Ihe one remedy which absolute'^ contains neither
slcoh il nor injurious or habit-forming dr.i£:»
Following letti r   t    ite :      random from a iar£e number
of similar ones and i strate these remarks t
I •       n  and irr«'frn!ar '*
■     '
$225, too
Britain  spends    upwards  o'
each year on Secre'  Servh ■
The peii:ty-postagi
aaopT*;j in Englaud
tVBt .
iiiis icoT»-
Wl ll I i'l. Hox 4!».
■ -      > La   ■ ■■(, r»* lo a? uly tc vim d„.
lamii ■■•■ ■( ii nl and lacr-
1 -..   i hi i    I cli ind gro ;   '' D  • dc •..•!■ unit* I
i    aid I '  ■.    ;i , i . .   . .        but to I v not t] iten,    My hu««
i" noj .,'..'   i-boI Mr. t'i. "ii- -ii  ion.   Whan
I 8*arted to ta li       ledy 1 >■ w the flow  bat aft-;p
1 ! ad takon ■■■ ■■■•■■ tatties I coul ■• ••'■ r\y ■ rainina. so I dropped ti.a
di ' • ir and frol Dr. Pieroe's Y • orlte I'rwr-y in. Only r>r ;i l thirk
1 w-mlii have u '-n d-:ad -1 raaily believa. *t savwl my uie. I > ■•;! better
bow l>w. i 1* V*y years."
\ t:t t.almoaT courier axd
«$*Coalmont nercantileCo.«f»
ilMinvt   fentrfn?
     n,|   •• (. -,.  n   -,,,.
■1   "I
'i'l - Ih' •   r ■ »nt in t'ie ceek rii
a-id     h-• e  1   Le 1 ts of    r o
Paths & Steam Heating.
Everything New & Up-to-date
Hi's:ness f r Y«t!f pa'rmiiirf ,
Our ?v«tem
We believe that a
satisfied cnslrnnrr
best advertisement.
JV- C intend   to irf^e Trifl »nlv first-
-- quality floods hi   iea-
, sonable price*. (S
. 8
f   We don't '"'' S""1  ' r i«"fa«on-  •
I n aide hold up price*.
i Our Motto *'■" *"■ ''"' ' "'>' rh*
E   M ■ ■  ,i..   i    ■ tir I titin- vi-ti c me to
| our S ,<re. t.wT .,)| ih- time
i-rv  M„
i Tola
ll''S tl|  fill
ri y   in   r p a li
ly by t'-e ll   nil.
— i p
-i   i •-.,.
Courier Printing & Publishing: Co.,
luU.M-iNT,  BRITISH    C'll.lMKIA
r.loTiiw-N'ANM-.l-'K :
E r    N.  Clark
Address   all    conininni -alions   and   rc-
rait'ances to the Company.
M.ITV ooi-ns   .   ik'Siiv itt.i; I'kict-.s
counrEnu-i sewviee
itrn.h r.-n .ii-.-. js H
• ll ii..1 ii. .mill.      Any-
.'' |.r*-;^l. .-;, |,f mi-eit
J*-»----^aa.riafnfcaA«.iJ    si  -si as. si  ~    iin ^k^k2
■*e»e»e»^e^^WepC5e**^^^^P^»WlT,»rr SfVlwr sMB
11  U     ^   T   3    CD^^ilE   SPECI VL9TB
Tulameen Pioneer Stores.
V. c    arc   lira* quarti r-   for
r-eneral Groceries, Boiled and Raw
i insecd Gil,. Paints and Vainish in
iins, Dry Colors and White Lead
I urge a^sortnvnt of Wall P;>pe-s figured and ingrained
Schubert's - Supply - Stores
Crv*4 of onoinl rv»n*« nn*. cornrnnnirsHoitfl in
I't-.'tif.l t>. ii iritis iii s.-ci i Intttivht will !«•
trim) y rri'. iv.-l Sir pn|i!icution if :■■ tnenilcii-
i4-.i ii_. tho H'i'iii-,'h num.- hiiI nihlri'V. not
i;.-rc-"jriri>y I -r puii'i'.nt In. 1 iii an ii Kimrnntva
• tl ifiMl ll»,th, .Vn mttttpr of ;i Rr.tllllnt.ilU,
D'n-I1..!!* ur i;iii« rti i-fit imture will !»■ (ICCe|i
it-ii. T o rtiirrt iiiri |.tiiiM-.- nl la-ti nsi-riiit
blioirdtiu U'Kil'ly nritf*'i n:i  otic iilile «f ll.e
imii-i oU'.y.     1'ypfw riltrn r > •>  !-. |i i-ii-rp"!
rin1 I'niirirr   li   ■ in'  Mrre«*nril)   i-ml  r-tt tlio
ifiit.iucit.il u«,i -■ »ui ItyiiM' irre*|i .ii'li-n u.
10 s »s a '!
■rir :.!•.« (\ ;vv iv f im   tho.  i'i
furry  imt\   L v\   M- iIiiut,
V':»vin'i; him t*o 1x3 ijrmmhv
ionsly c fpHircd  (iy  a  snvill
p r'y of hociN jit th;* tall-end
of tic  war.    Tho  infantry
stood their rr huk! nnd  wore
iv ;t ly wiped our htffnrc stir- [washing out
v-t\i<\ r,   while   these   u (Jul   r ck-
Jove" poltroons were raising
s uicrs  washed
Pht»n ! h' snni? Imlhir' nnw and tlif
«n**rt^rl change ha^ brnnnht on attack* .
of clii I* t ) |i -np'e r"iimi 'Uie hillfl. '
Amount th'* si'IT rer* are F. P. Cot k •
.nil C K. Harridan of Granite, The'
atter is supposed to have contracted ■
coll feet from the indiscriminate]
of    his    sluice.1*  on    tie
IttOItt notei
Courteous Attention and First-class Accommodation
claim on the 1  ft bank of Granite Creek
fio'l'ist in every direction but
Where tVy were Deeded lUltll  :ill1l,i„„f which i"  Vancotw-r have:
CHII.SiniJf tears   Of   tneiTimeill   been ashayed nt VS per cent pure.
to roll down (,'lirjstian  De- 	
Il.-rt  ClnnriUnn   ha*  a   fine   pynsi.m        CoalmOTlt Hotel CO.. Ltd., Props.
L. If. Marcotte, Manager
A-el s
lace  its  lie  <
ii erveci
nil. In,
A il»i-i lUinit llHii.s.
< >.-:-' --i-ni.-.i--,   i-.-^nt-. |
nl .. ((..nl buIihi i|ii-nt y
lillllB4  nr  lli.pl:
.-.  sii-LT'ii riiliini'i
l<.    L'.l-.   I-   l-ll    ill.,
l'-.lllllii-:-iilll un   UJIIM'e  il-illlili
I'ltiiiii'iDU' on liy their spins
iiiid doiiting the dis ant horizon.
We maintain that tho fit
and propi r location for these
trout* is the vicinity of Pic a
It is understood that Georpe Hoduson
vill shor'ly inaugurate lonrist excur-,
sions on Oner Kake with the aid of thu
if laoliue launch he la ri^^inp out fur
■lie .-u mner trafhV. This will prove a
preat b o i t t visitor*,
-.•.jlll-ll(    IV
III.-.     I,III-, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I ;.l V.i Lintm m-ti-i'i-lvf .I'.i.vi iKl.wntm
r.i- per Mn,- i-i uii-'i: i'u- n liiu--ii'-^..i|iii.ii
l.t-L-il AiM'.'ili^i'ii'   it.  |..-r llm-  I  ivi-i-U;
.1 :ill ■ i-;H It >ir.si"l'l''Ht V.-...-I-.
.1    ..il,--, TlinlH-r I.I H'. c-rt ili.-i.-.-s of   «1111 V Or alODQ  "I'ell  .Mt'll,   hili
I- "ti- . :i f'K  un it.i\«. tn for »i '
"">'"■ iJove  und not the lularaeen
lii-i.-iln.- x iVihi, other than lorala, He. |rar line
i-iiclilriM-rt[..n. COllIltlV ol'Hlilisll   ('l)llimhiil.
\i dlnr Ntillfit'H, :; i days, over Birfl wnr*lii a'ni '
limler im.*>: uvurMfi w.r I., nud  mirlor 8W, \\n\ \\ \\\Vy WILL (UmiG tO (llUW
Kumora aru current of a pictureahow • "When visiting the boundary distrust stop nt the really
o ..-iiiHtf up shortly at Weihioon the\\)out house combined with moderate rates. Recently re
,ew tuwnsite property. J mo{ie]je,i un(j strictly up-to-date.   Restaurant in connection
li ml Iftlmtnl in w ip.i«or |«rt«.
rfiiit.net    \ it vcrllKi'm   will   pleituc  noti
ill it   l.i   crsui" ii   rliii:if,ri-  C»py   IllURi Im
in liv  TJi n I'Jilny  noun.
Trnnnii'iit nd\*»rtt(U*nipt»tM pnynMo in ndvnnro,
[{utcKmi foiitr it-' fumUlicil ou appltoatlon.
In Vni
'In. fun tier N.
in.. 1'iirlli	
Dutitiiinilt' -\i
<-r nml Vtetorlii
i rack ut nil the loading holola,
.1 ll,.
. n si,i
ll. \';lllc..ll\
l.i.iiiliiu Ap.-nl-*.
A ll'ci-f lli.-Ci-iii'i i-.iii lie ».'..|i "I Ihe
llm  Montreal  Star,  l.m il ,n,   Kua
li-ililll,'    (.llllllllllllll.   Itr.l    .-ihl'HVH   UP'.-.llllt!
l-.-niti y.\   ii-. «-r li- tlii-i.  i'ir-i-1 (l.-ui-i-.   .r I
Inr i ,1 rinil :   n  il   (Inn li' n  « I    n. ' i
Mil,«cri| li"iii ur A-lvi-rtlsi-m... t- on tnir liell ■
When "Blondy" Ho l|f«oti left Merritt I
; tie link   with him   a   bij;  leather grip :
.-.hock full nf clothes     When nix weeks
later lie returned from hU U'aahington i
111   til '.S pi'O-1 trip and headed for home tnere wae no-1
Got! S   SllkC    StaCK   thing in Ihe grip but a few papers and ■
i pair uf dancing pump-    the r.-st had
neen lost hy tiie wayaldc, forgotten   to'
ho pricked, omitted lo he eollectcd from
the la'in.lry i'n tin- vari- us towns vUit-
■d, etc.    IK's now working upon Oiler
Lake in a pair of bathing drawers bor-
Havinff ra'ri sjillicient in I rowed from «».
ROY  &  BUYER, Proprietors
their remittanci
vince  foi
iliem in Victoiiii. where they
will find nvrc kindred spiri s
mid lie out of liarm's way as
far as decent men  are con-
"Welcome, ye strunsjer: speed, ye parting guest,"
is the motto at the
The Rc-nett T piw-i*c rmhod!e», n< le»< tua-i one fif'll the
rot-t f th- stai-d-rd inach'n'-, iii 'h»1 is rrq li'i-d of a lypivrlter.
In the n nnet: >ou get clear. v!Mhi ■ w- tiu •, »ns" ton -h. 'i: Ic o d^ -,
|n-rf el alipnmen*, n.'j.is'kv le  ni
We are ar anging for a private
telephone service with Kamloops,
whereby the Courier will he away
ahead of district newspapers in the
transmission cf internati nal, Dominion or provincial news of import. I t\w TypooTapllical   Union	
~ 'henstly low-caste idea, don't
deience of the lady ve onl\
wish to remark h reply to
'ins scurrilous letter that we
are not, like him and his
breed, a  ni"inher of the "I 	
WOIll   WOl'lsS."     We belonf IO   canny Mhsouri farmer who laid electric
Jack Kearns, the Coalmont barbo ,
comes from Missouri and wants to be
ah iwn   most   things,   but  accepts    un-
questlonably any siatem-nt seen in the   ljiodatioil all the year l'Olintl.
Courier     You know  the  story  of  the | ^_
Whore you are assured of civility and line accom-
They always come back.
^  I   rrvcr^i'le  rdi'-in,
f -ur characters on Universal IrevbO'ird and rapaci'y for '.wn ro-
w:,h o- e origina'. These are the leaturra on wliich the i i^h-r
iiiaihi-r« base their claims, saying nothing about their ili'lv
iiioie pounds or Weight, lari,re p;7.-> and gr a1 ti'imber of par's.
Tlic Bennett neighs le^s titan five p. un Js, case and all
nie-i-ire* eleven inches across, five inc'iea frint lo b-'ck and two
inches high. I' has less Mian two hundred a- d fifty parts coitnth g
every spring a id screw, wher-as the larpe t' pewrlleea ha,-e over
two thousa- d p rvs. I' U 'he only low-priced typewriter p-inting
by  nn ans • f an inked ribbon.
The r.eiirttt has been pit to liar 1 and ]iracti:al use b.i 20.000
purchasers', w'-o have nhU"danlly r'eni'.nsirated that it i^ both
durable and .-Ih-ic-nt. It has done tin ir work, nieetio^ al s-hI-
.,f individual r-q-ii-cments fully and practically, Jt w'll men
your*, too.
Another immerse ad van t ige of the 11 -nnett  is  its   portMMIiy
A salesman or travelling man c.n put a Bennett into his er;p j     i
as . asily as a h--ok.    1   is a'ways handy f ir correspondence   i.f   . n
sort—'et cr , b 11 -, estima'es, contracts cr for  mailing  out   cr ..-' -.
and mi moranda fur customers orf.ir the . (Tice.
You can put the liennetl on your rtne-s or on a chair or t;r.>le
and .!• perfect work It is so strong, so rigid, so timp'e. that no
shaking or upsetting can hutt it
The 11 * nnett Tvp w-ri'tr is just as well and substantially made
as the large machines. The smaller cost does not come from the.
Use of Inf. rior materials, It is construc'id on a one-po ce cast iron
frame; every vorking part i. made of ens'-har-'e-ied sticl and
dnrivg (he j rcccss of mak'ng it is rc| validly tested. Exposed
|i rta sre nitkelled cr . r.amelled and the whole appearance if the
machine is handsome Iind businesslike. The secret of its low co.-t
lies iu the small number of parts and simplicity of cm struc'i  t .
Tbe Bennett has a fine quality ruhter p'ateu ( lie cj Under on
v. hich the j.aper rills) taking a thcet up to nine it ch! s wide. The
tib'eon which t e pap r'!er. as it goes under the platen is full
Mandard &:ze ai d folds forward when not In use.
A marginal step regulates the station point of the line of
writing. By operating it the writing may be made to be^in at
various points on the scale without the trouble of pressing the space
k y until the «'e-*ircd jioint is reached.
The line-spa.:e lever in the Bennett works precisely  as in SI—"i
The acale as in high-price 1 typewriters indicates the position
of the wiring on the paper in tenths of an iich
A little pointer below the seal? sh ws exa tly where the i ext
character will be printed, b-ith on the scale and on the paper itself.
It is absolutely accurate.
The k yboard has two shift keys, ore for I ringing capital
letters and the other for bri  (ring figures into action.
The Bennett has the simplified standard keyboard, twentv-
eiajht charae'ers making eighty fut r characters.
The t iich of a type-wheel machine differs slightly from thai of
the type-bar pat'ern. The keys are operated wllh a gentle, even
p essure and not by sharp blows wilh the linger tips. All the
fingers of both hand, in iv be use 1. 'Ihe average speed on a typewriter is about oO words a minute which the Bennett can equal and
yiith a practised operator marly double.
The   Hennett  signals   Cic  approach   to   the  end  of  a. line
wrilinf by the stroke ot a hell.
The llennitt is a type-wheel machine instead of the type bar
pattern All the type, arc cut on a vulcaniz.'d rubber wheel instead
of each separate character being on the end of a lo.g j intid aim.
1 is thus impossible fef the writing to be out of line, as is so often
tliecsaewlththetype-birinir.hiiicswho.se rods or j hits become
bent or loose. We can furnish type-wheels and keyboards [or the
Kngllsh, German, French, Spanish, Kussian, Polish, !' rtuguese,
Kontnanisn, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish aid Urdu, with
others in preparation.
Our Warranty: The Bennett is guaranteed against any defect
In material or workmanship. Any parts showin,; defects within
nne year, not called by misuse, will be replaced at oi r expense,
ribbons excepted.
Coalmont. Il c, May 20, 1912
A  (HE \T lino -T Kill ts.
The g eiifest advertise
nient the Courier has yet received apart from its intrinsic merits appeared in the
SimUkarnecn Star la;t* week
in the form of a scnrrilons
land libellous letter to that
join nal from the pen of one
of (lie "Hitw, haw" ( Imwleys
hit vine; the audacity to sign
himself "Canadian Common
in  our friend'
A'so our fore-
iights all around his poultry yard and
ur.ied on the juice punctually at twelve ■
each night.    The rrostersthinkir:g day
S.  J. MILLER,  Proprietor
yon   know"
llhrageolupy.      n.ou.uiu     '«'*--| hens got busy laylhi;  an  extra egg
fathers, ilS lliay b6 S»0n   from   day   thereafter.    Ja k  has  ben   west
historical rCCOCls, Wore   Wltll j tell years and  spent  some little time
the   niack  Prince at Creev '" (-'j'°'"a',"i 1,nt nkea the Tuiamem
and 1'oictiors, which is -™ ': un"y*te,',fVins!l'
than  can be mid of
remit tiineescuin.   ll
he will.
Wild slra - berry blossi ms  in   prnfu  !
ion are springing  up all round  the
Come Ollt illtO tllO Opeil   from  hill* and >huuld lie good picking later. \
b'diind the cottfiWfy shield of j Tn'r";,reaKn a fevv i,e'ch blossoms in
a fake nom <le jilnnvi We'[lbeit'ev!c,n!,y,thm"Ih8,rlctly prtserved-
, , , . . The chii f rt'prts being  Introduced   to1
lllipuV   to   obi'!.';,!    lllill   Wltll  , ,   . „    , „     .
1 j two suc-i last  Sunday  over a  Sundae.
either foil,  broadsword oraitab.ei i
forty-eight at any   lime or 	
Kvfivone   knows I place; but we have little hope I   Tf!l()' Rossiter is no true disci nle'
tho ( anachan-born is simply of such a satisfactorvsolution |ofJohnWel"e7 r:cr'", in ramr' an<1!
,;,.llr.rl   l-n /4nn4li  *-..  /,-, I   ..   n.sf  1 ?     ..i ■ l- i     «h v hi'p rpr ts sh. uild   have  inflicted,
tickled todca'n to act. a cut hoinff forthcoming from nol   ,.   ,      . ,
, ,. . " * tin-   tlieo'oeu-al   ronienclittl'e nn   the'
at an A no'hean and therefore troons of liis breed. ,  .    . • .   ^
r^ uwiiovi .no "if-i-ii. i, ifortunate v une mull is nn  unsi lved i
.1 ix'....:     i-i     ^    i  I
O-'p site Dep-it. Extensive alterations have been recently made,
transforming ihis hot.d into one of the most comfortable in the Interior,
A ehoic selection of L'qilors aud Cigars. New Pool Room and Sample
K joins in connection.
the effusion could not have
been indited by a Canuck       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
that's plain        Moreover    We ! drooI,ine alone and as yet there is no!coni the big
have an idea
by   the   same    "Uti   Jove"
fellow to whom  the young
■ invst ry     He's just a   Welshman from
The last rose of summer will soon he! the town of li .rry  D..ck«,  where they 1
ps from    wor'd   over '
it   Was penned i 'iSt> °f a"y K°vernme,lt me" oting on j Wes, spent a few years in London nnd
: the job of fixing up the streets of v^oal- j has q„ite lost the Wc'sh  accent  if  he
mont.        .-' I ever possessed it.    He's reputed one of
the crack shots of  B. C.  and says  le;
the   little   fishes  are    passing
waters in the Tulameen, which  seems
likely to overflow its banks and  carry
Mrs. A. F. Kirfay, Prop.
Headquarters for Groceries,
Vegetables and Provisions.
Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, Bananas and Cranberries
has the demonstrator Churl Mink skin-j
ned a mile or further,
1 Has Dinney got a  sllddy  j ib,  yit. j
Mrs. Mulcahey?" asked   Mrs.   [Iramil
[Caradicnno  nddres'ei 	
remarks last summer in this:s'e'>'1<"S8niehtsU,eseday8-|'a>''that'11
candid manner: "These 'bloo-!IrU''-,W",B ,0 ,he rush of mighty
iniiifi' I'Jnglishmen give me a
paill. l'lie Writer    lias    not i tmtter destruction that poor old weak    gam
.sufficient brahl in llis noddle kneed Granite, bridge which has served' "He has that" said Mrs. Mulcahey.
to notice the OUOtatioil placed good purpose in n aching Ilert Goodis-i "They've sint him to the pinltlnchery
llVCr the Word 'blooming' and ! son's "ostelry for Ihe last century. for twinty years."
for that reason   makes the
statement   that   the   young
0. ft CARLE,
• rank
Mansfield,   the   overlord   of;     Miss K' Hamilton   and   Ed.   Pringle I IM
OTICG IS IIKHKHV  (ilVKX ilint <.u th..
linil il iy .if.I .nt next iip|ili,::ili..ii  will lie
n ,. , , . , ,ira"i,e Cr"k'  « " S"* to say  has ! ,vere riding over to Princeton on, day j ^a^L'S^TltSS1^ STSSSfS
Lilliadieiine COUld liaVC been i been down with malarial fever all last: last week, and dismounting and  enga- j jJ?"ffiorr5t».rt^
110   lady",        His    libellous    PO-:Wcek,   and   here's     wishinir    for   his   ,rin,r i„ a f,-:,.,„ii„   rk,< .un „„i   „„.(„» I' "1" J1.!1"' 1'""'« <l««-rll..-il«»llluek i, but »,
wishing   for   his| gln<r In a friendly   chat did not  notice]»Jriieri.r llil.lKeKtreotnnd tlan'iM Aveiiuo.
Dated tld.i n-itli il.iy uf April,linn,
SBSmmmmmmmasmw. -UBSSSISS I I   < I'ETEII SWANSOX, Applicant
very   best  and   was  formerly   lu   lhat   Eventually   Doc.    McCaffrey    arrived;	
^^^^^^^^^^   ibelloilS    1'C- I wcek,   and   here's        	
Uiai'ks Oil OUl'SelveS    We    PISS !*peedy recovery.    Krank is one of the   that theii   horses  were  going  astray.
by with  the contempt they
deserve, but when  it comes ,,,„,.„,       „..„,'
Riyal North-west     Mounted    Police,   capturing ihe ferocious creatures
down to the lady we prompt-: WmIe ln Kegina ,hrfe ve:irs aKO ffe| 	
ly     dl'llW     Olir    glin     in     her ; reel the great jinkets handed out  by
defence.       Of     international j the j elal boys of the '•Royals'Mn bar-
Granite "Frenohy," the most Indus
Yule Limit Dlii-lon. Vale District.
TAKK NOTICE (list George Laurie eraser,
f Quslmotit, ii.C, iiiuuipiitiiiii mini, luanuirer,
liiii'intstui|i|i'.v f..r iieriulrfsluii In jiiiri'lisse tlic
I to'luwlflff  lli'si'rit.|..l   limit-:    riinilnem-lliir nt •'
.   . /,u.    ,-,,/-., ,  • pint planted lit lln. Hi.llili s-nsl romer i.f Lot   (lis,
.trious Chink in B.C., has   his acreage : Vl.-tii-e riiiuilng notitli lOelislns, westsiohsuis;
■■Baai ■■■■■■■■■■■ -...,-* a   • l.   .' nnrlli 4.>eliuiiiH, n.ut Huetialnn, t,i |inint nf .--in-
I'CpUtatlOn a9 U mOOn tO 111' and   r*cl,i ind how an Irish seigeautlnsls-l,n "nc ,r,nl  a"a  18 inarKcnng sniai. | msiivemeiu, eoututiilng »*) serai more or!.»«.
I representing    a    world-wide  'u<1 on bestowing upoimsM a memento
paper, this little (!anadieane'of ,he occ",on areal Iris" 8hilleI»e"
had in »re brains in her make-
I up ih in fifty thousand ol
these "Haw. haw" boys, of
whom we've seen too much
at home and abroad. In
South Africa ihey could be
found innumerable i-kulking
fruits such as onious and  lettuce just
Dame Ku-nor states that  there  is a
w iich he maintained had been used to
cr.ick heads with  »t country   fairs  in
tlic old soil rr. m ihe time of his  groa'.-: probabllty of George Hodgson of  Mer-
great-greal-gii.a-jreat grandfather.       ri" ;"lli   Jlis« H M—  13	
ii. I, PHASER.
Ciuilinolit, II.C , Miin-li li. mil,
Gabe's Pool Room
shortly making a match of it.
The rumbling tumbling jumbling
fumbling noisy roaring little Tulameen
audits tributaries are working overtime just now in its haste to get ti t
For li (Inlet lliinii' Oil good Tattles
Fine Line of Cigars. Cigarettes and
Miss Hamilton, late'y with the Coal- Tobaccos.
mont Mercantile Co, and  formerly  of j Main  Street     -      COALMONT
PLATINUM. Kolll suit rulilm Imve been retrieved, marketed Slid I. unit to lit of tha
hot ttimllry.
Tim uuiiils, after til values linre t.i-.n eltrae-
t •( liv usual ii.etliods, ni ill coidiiin values to
i.m l-l'r ton.
The TulHiiisen Ool.l A. riatlnmn, 1,14*.
owns riiurl.-i'ii miles di-islKiiiu mi*I ilxtr-ono
aercs of hyuranlie leases. l'*y iitr.sk aliout
lifty feet to one hundred fi-.l will, suit cUtocn
feet deep, entire teuath.
Tills menu* millions Ia tha r"lnpi»liy.
We nre olferinrr almre. at .vie. to ralsa money
to operate.
Oilpltnlof(SO.odo |a quits Mitlirlint to instal
liccessiiry uiuehiiiery to n.t approximately
.i;i,inni siiiiually for twenty ytsra,
Einpliiyniciit-tha otios putting In liysw or
more i-..'iit ivurk or rend rsprcsatilstlvs. Call al
nftlee or wrlle. r.'e will idnrtly slvs infonna-
Tulameen Gold & Platinum,
Capital!w.ik.i. noti'Sjacs-ialilet !<»,tx<) aliartf,
W.-ii.ion treasury,
5.10   llustlni-a Stroflt  W«et,   Vaiice,uv«r
Telephone Seymour iKrj.i. l-tl
Merritt,    eaves this burg   today, pre
arOlllld tllC hotel Corridors in   Pacific    The Courier office  is trans-: sumably for tho coast.
Capetown,    1 'Urban   and    Jo-   for""-(' into a houseboat, theCoalmo, t
burg, women and wine their HoUil u awash and A-T- Horswi" of:   E'!>rinBle went walki"g yesterda>
the Mercantile  reports  lota   of    good i week.    Twasn't a lonesome walk   like
rm:i> i.awm.y,  Prop,
fresh   drinking water in his  cellar ■
For folder?, etc., or inspection of machine sec or wiiie
control  for  the Tulameen
only object in life, until roun.
ded up at  the point of his ,, „,«„„,,„■  ,   ,
•                         '                               , hotlt four feet lu (act, and lie contenip
sWOI'd by Kitchener   and  «r- !„.<.., opening a swlmmTttg  pool  there 	
dered  to   the   front,  where'shorn,-. " luommunieation witn tneuouner
quite a few d' them were shot    Several long ballast n. answerer un ! bV telephone  or  telegraph from
in tho buck from inability to|«r '■•«'» Prin«"i « ImI «t*k ind they | Merritt,    Vancouver,   Princeton,
1 we have to take, either.
.Communication with theCour
I'lin fast CnOUgll  away   Jrom*»3r the Great Northern will be laying;
the Hue of fire.   As comman-i "teel shortl>'into Tulameen. ;«poka
ne or other points can  be
dersf!) thev  w. re  scattered'   Th„  ,        7,' ,.      .       'obtained by connecting with the
. / ./ »       .     I he placer gold men  ai Bran ite are
through    the   Imperial     ieO»; kicking their heels against Bert's foot-   Granite Creek office.
First-class Work at
Moderate Prices
Lir Kee
Laundry Work collected
and delivered.
YOUNG LADY of good appearance
(25) wishes to correspond with responsible party for friendship and
matrimony if suited.—Address XYZ,
Courier office. 3 ♦
FUKNISHED HOU.-'E at Granite
Creek for sale: 6 rooms and outbuildings.—Apply fcr information to
Courier office. 3-4
WIFE WANTED by a man la goad
position in the Tulameen: young widow not objected to if able to cosk,
sew and keep smiling. Advertiser
no chicken but husky and would make
good husband.—Address iu strictest
confidence c.o. Box A, Courier office.
V v
fiotel Ofter flat
Some Suckers
TTJIjA-MEBJlsr    CITY,    B.   O.
Wn. 6. J. fierrtewn
• ■ *
Gateway to the Tulameen Gold & Platinum Fields.
**Dominion Hotel**
Miners', Prospector*' and Travellers' Home
Kates $1 to $2 50 a day
D. McRAE, Proprietor
-   -    Tulameen City
I TACOMA, Wn., May 14 -Thepolice
aie looking for a bunco artist today
whom half a d. zen merchants pro
nounce the smoothest ever. Here "as
his scheme:
"Can you give me a $20 bill  for this
small change?" he would ask,   hauling
out a bunch of it and an addressed letter.    "I want to send it to my folk*."    I
He was dressed like a  work'ng mun.
I The ruse "got by."    The  merchants-
counted the pile of change    It was 85
cents  shy.    "Well"    said    Mr.   H.inco
Steerer, "I'll have to run around to my
room and gel it. I live at Mrs. Burke's."
He laid down the envelope with  the!
tner.han's' :20 iu it and went out.    He
didn't come back    The   envelope  was]
"He's pot any sleight of hand artist!
I ever saw beaten," one  merchant  lamented.    "I was watching the bill  ev- ' When I cash III and my game's all
1 ery minute and was sure  he put  it in!        played,
the envelope." i With Ihe lust white chip stacked up
and paid:
j Don't shove ine under the snuggre-n
I turf
In the town where I am an ollice serf,
Don't put ine down in a dinky p'ot
Where they bury 'em several to a lot.
I ration from that country to Canada by
holding   a    Northwestern     Develope-
i ment Congress in Seattle June 5 to 8.
Buffalo News:    The uxodus of Amer-
' ican farmers into the Canadian North
I west may soon  attain   proportions of
I serious   significance   to    the    United
; States when the  plans  of  one of  the
gicat Canadian   railroads for   loaning
money to settlers  will   have  been   put'
into effect.    AccrTuing to the announ  ;
cement made by the officials this rail-
road has set aside SSOO.fMlO to be loaned
next   year in 2000 dollar lots to American farmers who wish to settle in West-,
ern Can da.    The same road is preparing to lend further s-ms, var) ing from i
$1,000,000 to S5,000,000 annually,    for;
the same purpose.
D. R. Boucher!
Tulameen & Coalmont
Livery and Feed stab]esl'nvifceyouf'Patr,or'ac'e
Oup Stosk is neuj and up-*:o-date and orde;•- I
specially for* the needs of this community     Uia
The Prospector's
Koval Mail and Freight I) .livery daily
betwe u Tulameen and Princetrn.
Horses  for  Hire,   Pintle  and   Double
Big Stable-.    Variety if Rigs.
Drayiug in all branches.   Prices Right
Fenian Raiders.
Comfortably furnished aud fitted throughout.
Commercial Sample Rooms.       .       -      -       Headquarters for Mining   Men I Taderil cro8Ben  the   Niagarj   fro„,;er ! Where the cliff* are -high and the view
According to Dr. Walkem, Vancouver
secretary,  the Feiiian Raid Veterans
! will celebrate the two B'enia-i raid  an
, nlversaries occurring this year  on   the ■
j same day.    The first raid took place! Not s;mu!y a co(r in a vast n,ac|M1,e.
June 2, 186d, when  several of the in. j And plant bio up on the mountain «lde
No, ship me b.n k to the hills I knew
Where I was a Man and a good man too,
A sort of n king in a vast demesne
E-itiniate-ig'v,:n.    -   W i-k gu ir.i'1 teed
Best Cedar Shingles $.1 50 per 1,00)
 ~~OF   CANADA,^	
Ilegs to announce the opening of a Branch at
A General Banking Bankinp Business TransacietJ.
■swings A Hints opened for amounts of One  Dollar and upwards..
Interest   allowed lltcurr.-Ht nit."..
Your patronage will be appreolated.
Capital paid.up *d 250 000.       -       Reserve I'und $7,056,000.
Total Assets $110,000,000.
0. n. K. McLEOD, Manager.
T^ulameeri  H^>tel
Bridgs Street, Pfineeton, B G.
Modern Conveniences     -     -      Bathrooms,
Good Attentive Sehvicb
and were met by Canadian civilians
who volunteered for service at Ridg-
way, where an engagement took p'ace-
__ The Fenians were compelled to re'reat
across the border. The second raid
crossed tee (Juebec border May 25. 1870
and a battle was fought at Eecles.
farm in Compton c itnty. The anniversaries, May 25 and June 2, will both
be observed in Vancouver.
Xmmr Itullnity Htatluit.
Mulltin   jiCeaauiaKMlnllilll
Commercial Sumpi*>  Koiinu
Similkamccn Hotel
Roast Beef Sky High
SEATTLE, May 9th. —  Beef  lodny !
; reached the highest pri-e ever kn wn
: in the northwest.    Prime steers whole
j sale at 12 cents a pound-   "Scarcity of
j cattle" is the reason  given,  and  the!
: packers hoi 1 out no hope of a  fall   in !
price until "j r;ns fed caltle commence i
tuome into market" about theinhid'c
; of July.    Hams and bacon are also up.
is wide
And tin w nd blows swift and keen
and thin,
When I cash in.
When I cash in, though my ears will be
Quite il.af to the wind's shrill minstrelsy,
And the sounds I love I shall not hedr
I want to lie where the trail is neir,
That the tread of the old prospector's
May shake the walls of my last retreat;
And the puncher humming a careless
May stir them too as he rides along;
And even ihe thud of the miner's bl.ist
May rock the ground where my bones
are cast;
And I shall share in the miners' quest
Aud know their luck in my place of
Whether they lose the game or win
When I cash in.
coahnoi.1,2411101401), 1912.
Herse Racing ■ Baseball
•^Athletic Sports-^
Commencing: at 11 a.m. sharp.    For Prises and
Events see small Programs.
Vermilion Avenue, Princeton
  |     -Good Grub!"
riMK l.iquOHH AND OKJA11S AT Tilt: IIAlt
SUMMERS & WARDLE, Proprietors
"In the Land of Gold and Platinum"
Granite Creek Hotel
H«*4|M*rteri fur Miner*, Prtvipectora and K Hiiro ml Hen.
T*aty M«a!* und   I'lcniaiit Itawma
H. Goodisson, Prop.
Granite Creek, B.C.
Digs 'round fer gold, but he
Don't slight himself on grub—not
E-e-e yum! Now, let us see.
Last night he makes some biscuits, an'
There's butter from the spring,
An' ven'son fried in onions—wow!
Oh, let us rise an' sing!
With bacon on the side—do hush!
An' apuds baked to a turn,
An' coffee that to fix no one
But an old bach kin learn.
I eats an' eats an' eats some more
I've tramped the hills all day;
An' mountain air don't help a-starve
I calculates to say;
I'm through an' ready fer a smoke.
When that there dog-goned Joe
Go gits a crockful of—well,now,
You'll smack your lips, I ki ow—
I Of wild ras'besries, sugared, creamed!
It's most too much to bear,
j As he'pless there I set an' weep,
' 'Cause I hain't no room to spare.
88 With tbe IS
Now what d'ye think of thia? Char,
lie Henderson, the' most pronounced
bachelor and woman-hater in this wide
province, alipped quietly away to
Princeton on Tuesday's stage and got
married to a lady from near Republic,
Wash., by the name of Mrs. Irene
Kirk. O you sly doge and fascinating
widows! There's somethingcomlng to
you. Charles, on your return from gay
of (He Tfisameesi.
Princeton Patter.
Teams are busy hauling out machinery to the cement plant at Bast Princeton.
Wh n visiting Nicola Valley stay at the
Hotel Merritt
Under new management and many improved facilities.
More accommodation and that of the best.
Ia every department we aim to please and usually succeed.
Best of Wines and Liquors always in stock.
Geo. McGruther, Prop.
When going through to Spokane or way points stop o er at the
Where you will receive courteous attention combined with
first-class accommodation.
Murderer Arrested
in Kamloops.
SEATTLE, May 1".—Charles Mars-
yick, acigarmakcr, accused of the murder of the  Will Showman   family  at
: Ellsworth, Kan., last October, was
brought here tonight by Sheriff K W.
Uradshaw of Ellsworth, who is taking
1 liis prisoner back to Kansas from
Kamloops, B. C, where he was arrested
i a few days ago.
i    Sheriff  Uradshaw  found  Marsyick,
I who was at one time married  to  Will
Meriitt, B.C.  Bh<twiii»ii,i Mister, after a three months'
chase extending over the entire west-
"""™—"""^^""^""^™" | em portion of the United States and
Canada. Marsyick hail just been released from the jail at Kamloops,
where he had been convicted ef a
minor charge, when the Kansas officer
arrested him. He waived extradition
aud recognised the warrant held by
the sheriff. Marsyick was held in the
jail for safe keeping tonight.
The brick jard at East Princeton is!
working  full  time,   turning out   first
class brick.
MissB. Pavey from Chilllwack.B C, j
is visiting her sister Mrs. Max Wilson,
for the summer.
me were herein the gold rush of tin
W$, and we're stilttlosna business at
the same old stand.
$'*m" nn i ■■ ii sjsysj savu m u slews saj ajsysjs
Four pianos arrived in Princeton this |
week, three consigned to Max Wilson j
and oue to Alex Hell.
Carpenter Kansky is busy completing
the residence of Tom King, situated on
the hill just above Ihe brewery.
hi. L. Cawston, of lCercincos, was in
town this week aud was well satisfied
with the future prospecis of Princeton.
Rates : $2 per day and up.
E. N. GRUBB, Prop.
The Princeton Hand is getting in two
practices a week. Hand Ma.'cr Gibson
is well pleased with the progrei-s of the
boya. On Friday eveningweck sixteen
were out t > practice. They will be in
good form for the 24ih of May.
Princeton, Granite Creek and
For the -right" kind of Printing
you want to patronise the Courier
Quick Print.   Savez ?
CJankees Tumbling in
to Canada.
SEATTLE, May 17 —"Not realiz ng
the opportunities of their owu country
thousands ol people from the United
States with huudreds of thousands of
dollars in wealth, have developed farms
and built new homes under a foreign
This is an excerpt from a proclama-
j lion issued yerterday by the goveruor.s
of sev :n states of the northwest, who
j propose to try to stem the tide of emig-
It's a pily people can't climb a flight of
stairs without rolliug from top t > bottom when they've contracted a slight
jag, thus awaking and causing ai uo}-
ance to peaceful inhabitants of the Hotel Marcotle.
Wlieu you need a good square meal
don't   forget
The building is completed and we will shcr.l /
open our general store at Coalmont with an entirely
new range of high-class goods in every departr :r_t
RUDDY'S RESTAURANT! from footwear to stove polish, dry goods, miners' ot t-
fits, a full line of groceries and provisions, hardware,
etc., etc. It's pretty hard to ask us for something v. o
haven't got or can't get on short notice.
U where you'll yet it every tini'*.
Leading* Canadian & American
Papers taken.
Accommodation by the WCfclc, month, year
or century. T
Read How Usitfu!  It Proved in These
Widely  Different Casts
Zam-Buk's strongest point is Its el
fsctlvenass li all Wnda of skin diseases and in'uries Just note how excellent tbese persons proved it In
♦idely (liferent directions.
Sore Heel.—Mrs C. A. Campbell, of
Pows.ssan Ont. writes: 'One of my
hee'.< >vas very latily blistered by a
pair of tew shots, and the poisonous
dye from my stocking got into it, and
marie a lad sore For a week I could
not put on a shoe, and suffered great
pain. I applied Zam-Buk, and in a
few nays It drew the poison out and
healed the wound."
Bad Cut.—Mrs. J. Virgint, of Onondaga, Ont, writes: "Zam-Buk healed
a Lad cut which 1 sustained. 1 was
hnrry'ng across my yard one day
when I flipped and fell heavily, my
knee striking a sharp stone. At the
moment 1 did not realize how badly
I was ht.rt, hut I found I had a bad
P'tt abou. two inches long, very jagged and very deep. We bathed the
cut and applied Zam-Buk. ThlH stop-
'i^d the smarting very quickly, and
li a few days it hud healed the wound
Completely For cuts and bruises
Zam-Buk In a splendid remedy."
Eczema Cured.—Mrs. Antoine Ar-
senau'.t o' Maxlamvllle, P.E.I . write:!:
"I can highly recommend Zam-Buk to
any person suffering [rom eczema. I
hud this dlssaBe nnd was under doc-
ti rs' treatment lor two years, wllh
nut any good result. 1 then tried
Zitm-iiiik. and In the end it cured me."
Zam-Buk is just as good for piles.
l-i'Mid-polson, festering sores, pimples,
eruptions, cuts, burns, bruises, nml
all skin Injuries and diseases. 50c.
box all druggists anil stores, or post
free for prica from Zaiii-lliik Co., Toronto.       Try     Zam-Buk     Soap,     25c.
Mas Marvellous Escape.
A veteran englne-drlvei of Porto-
hello, near Edinburgh, had a marvellous escape 1. in death in Portobello
Station, not long ago. He was coin-
i s ofl duty from Portobello Goods
Yard, accompanied by his stoker and
hurried across the lines to the island
platform in order to catch the trnio
for Piershill and Edinburgh.   Just at
The   Fargier   >/ith  a   Pay   Day      j Rain   ..ater.
The iraportatloi of milk and cream P.ain water Is not always pure or;
IITrnr TJPnrTPT 'nt0 Manitoba from across the United nearly so, for under unusual condi-1
WkKh  rKKrriLl   S,atcs  linp  is  anotner  Btrong    areiJ' tions It brings down with it various ,
iSuLrdraK!ed £armta& ■"•■ -»bomes present MJLT
The scarcity of mUk in    Winnipeg j£»  STJSS^S £2A
has  necessitated  the  sending  lo  tn«i|".  „..      .".       .. ..
The Old Folks
find advancing years bring an Increasing tendency
to constipation.    The corrective they  need  Is
of   the   minute
nanism     Haernato-
Unlted  States dairymen tor    needed cqc ..sulphur  rai„."  contain
 ^^_^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^_      supplies,   and   the  city   lias  been   re-. eraln« of nines when these
j that moment a light engine wa3 com- j He Suffered Torturc-3 and the Doctor  diving UOu  to 1000 pounds of cream |"'6 *~        b      .- u   ' -     -  --
lr.g   frcm   Edinburgh   direction.    The
] engineer    got    confused,  thinking  it
! was on the outer express route, and
thought he  would clear.    The stoker
i did   not  cross,    and    shouted  to his
| mate,    who,    however,    crossed  and
: scrambled   un  ou  the   platform.     His
i legs   were   s'.iil    projecting over  the
edge   of   the   wall   when   the   engine
was upon him, and to the horror of
' those    on    the    platform,  the buffer
beam   struck   bis   foot     ami   whirled
him on to the platform surface.    He
was nelped to his feet, and taken Into :
J tho   Btatlonmaster's   oflice,   where   he
Failed   to   Give     Relief   But  Thre
Boxes Cured   Him.
Wly. besides large shipments of milk. >•«£ r^tab^t ^ £
The Winnipeg dairies are evein now ™J«* »«* ^ ^^ ^
employing buyers to travel the coun- ^ bHn    ,eavi      a SHlt
(Special)-  tr>'a»d Ruro^*f"$"9fJ.?.^hnnr   ncrustatlon  on  windows    and    walli
I    A   similar   condition    exists     about
  and   Lethbrldge,
as well as other ellies'-iii the Province
of Alberta, and the/ mfflt problem will
become a  serious one In time unless
more farmers go into dairying.
The  attention  or the    tanners   of
Western Canada is being    called    to
the positive necessity for mixed farm
Rutter   Station,   Ont.,
"I  got  perfect    results  from   Dodd's
Kidney Pills." So says Mr. Sam Mai-  kJm,Jnton, O'Ugai
lette  of  this   place     And   he  has  a
"My sickness started from a
strain," Mr. Mallette continues, "and
for a year I did not know a well day.
My s'eep was broken and unrefresh-
ncrustation  on  windows    and
af;er    evaporation     Apparently     tne j
sea  spray  had  been   carried   by  the
high   wind   as   far  as  seventy   miles
Inland before coming down as rain.— |
University Correspondent.
"MA-DRU-CO" Laxatives
Entirely different from common laxatives. Pleasant to take, mild and painless.
A tablet (cr less) at bed-time regulates the bovels perfectly.    Increasing
doses never  needed.   Compounded, like all the  125 NA-DRU-CO preparations, by expert chemists.    Money back if not satisfactory.
25c. a box.   If your druggibt has not yet stocked them,
send 25c. arid we will mail them.
PILES  CURED   IN  8 TO   14   DAY9
Your druggist will refund money If 1'AZO
OINTMENT   falls   to   cure   any   caa., of
complained  of pain  in  his
was Dtherwlsfl uninjured.
foot,  but
Hibernation of Mcequitces.
Dr.  Howard, of the   United Slates
department of agriculture, who prob-
I ably knows as much of the mosquito
i aud  its  habits as any  other  man  in
the world, contends that  this cosmopolitan pesl does not necessarily perish  with  tbe coming  of  winter,    On
the   contrary,   mosquitoes   have  been
observed   to  hibernate,  adult   special-
i ui  living  from  .November until the
! succeeding April or May with all their
powers of torment unimpowerod, al
though their activity Is suspended In
| wiuler.    The  mosquito  needs  but  llt-
; He  food  and  it  is  the  female that
. thirsts  for  blond,  the  males content-
1 Ing  themsejves with  water uud  veg-
I etuble fluids.   The fact thai  mosquitoes ur
ing, my appetite was fitful and my |ing by t!le international Dry-Farming I "tchintr'Bimd—BhTedln* or~l»rotrudiD*
limbs would swell. ! Congress.      At  Its  big  convention   to   pucs in 6 to li day".    6'c.
"Then rheumatism set In and ndu-  be   held   at   Lethbrldge,  October    21- 	
ralgia. backache, headache aud heart   2(1,  one of  the  features will    be  ad-1     Sawdust  may    not    appeal  to  the
I was   dresses  and    discussions    on    mixed. palate  as  a  digestible  or  appetizing
(arming by  some of the ablest  and   substitute for flour, In the making of
most  fur-sighted    railroad    magnates   bread,  but  all  tiie  same  there  is  a
and. agricultural experts. large bakery  In  Berlin    turning out
The grain farmer only gets a pay-1 twenty, thousand    loaves of JiawdUft
trouble added tc my tortures,
attended by a doctor but  he did me
no lasting good
"Finally, when Brlght's Disease had
me  In  Its  grasp,    I    decided  to  try
Dodd's Kidney Pills, and after taking Iday once a year—and some years the bread daily. Ihe sawdust is first.sub-
three boxes, I was as veil as ever I paymaster doesn't come around at all ! Jectec to a process of fermentation
was in my life 1 have had no pain -while a dairy Is'a constant source and various chemlca manipulations
since an-d advise ali my friends who of revenue. Whenever there Isacrop Finally K Is mixed with one-third part
sutler from kidney disease to take failure the pros,, eta. with a long se- or rye flour, formed nto loaves, and
Dodd's Kidney Pills and be cured." vera winter ahet,d, arc generally du- baked In ovens like any other bread
Mr  Mallette's cast shows what tie-  blous, bul the farmer wl as a few Although tins new    pain de boll,   as
elected kidney disease will result in cows  and   other live   sioek    doesn't the French call it. Is meant   orcon-
indI what splVnd'd results Dodd's Kid- have  to  worry  -he's  on   a    steady sumptlcu   by   horses   only,   claim   Is,
Orange Lily la dally curing th*
most obstinate cases- of Female Disorders. Falling of the Womb, Leu-
corrlioea. Painful and Suppressed
Menstruation, etc., etc., are all of
them relieved from the start by Ita
use, and a few weeks' or month**
treatment accomplishes a complete
cure. This remedy Is a posltlvt,
&t'l'*ntlfic preparation, and Is baaed
on the discoveries of,- Pasteur and
Lifter, it is art applied treatment,
that la, It Is uot taken Internally,
but la applied direct to the suffering
parts, and it. therefore, acta with
all  the  certainty uf the known  laws
  of chemical  .'lctlon.    Aa  It   come« In
direct contact   with   tho  diseased   tissue,   Ita  antiseptic  and   nerve-food  properties
cannot   help   have   a   beneficent   Influence.     I   receive   from   !0   to   60   letters   dally
■peaking of  the  benefits ami  cures  it  Ih performing,  and  so  sure urn  1  that  It will
do what Is claimed  f'>r It  that   1   will send,  absolutely free,  a  86c box to every suffering woman who will write for It.    Price.  $1 per box.  which Ih sufficient  tor one
rnont&s' treatment.   Address, mrs. Frances e. currah, Windsor, ont.    •
Willful '
. sail <mw
Pills give.
He   Wouldn't  Spoil   Business
Dr.  Harvey W.  Wiley, al  a  dinner
In Washington, discussed    tliose   ex-
^^^^^^^^ pcrts who would urge the brewers of
ilien  tound  upon dry  prat-1 America  to   make   beer  out   of  cab-
Mixed  Morals.
Locan M. fliilllt, discussing grafting
In Philadelphia   said tho oilier day:
"These people have a mixed moral
sense. Tliey remind me of a Utile
Wissaliiclion girl.
"'Oh„ mamma,' she said, you'll
have to discharge the new govern
ess.    She's   awfully   wicked!''
"'She tells us,' said the little girl
'Mlble stories on week days.'"—
Washington   Star
ries many miles from water is ascribed to the longevity of the adults of
certain species which enables them
to survive seasons of drought. Rail-
roads_liave been responsible for the
tranRtnisslen of mosqultos Into regions  where they were previously rare.
bnge leavi   	
"The cabbage leave beer advocate,"
said Dr. Wily, "cares nothing, it Is
evident, for the welfare of the human
B.omacli. ills attitude Is exactly that
oi a man In black 1 saw the other day
"As this man In black was walking
along one of our streets, a beggar
whined plteously in his ear: —
"'Would you .give a poor feller a
dime to save his life boss?'*
"'Certainly not!" the man in black
eiilieil. Certainly, not! I'm an undertaker, sir."—Detroit Free Press.
Tho ingredients of Magic Baking
Powder are plainly printed on each
package. The makers of Ihe numerous rlum baking powders never do
this, but they have been known to
print the words "Nc Alum" on their
labels This is no guarantee—it is
fraud. See that all ingredients are
Water Cannot Harm.
The people of Limekilns and Char-
lestown, Fifesliire. are singing the
praises of Captain John Barber, a
native of the former village, and aged
more than eighty years.   A little child
fell  off  the  Old  Pier  at   Limekilns,	
not long ago, and the tide was carry- I
I ing him seaward when the attention , Eh J. D. Kellogg'S Dysentery Cor-
of Captain Barber was called to the ' dial is compounded specially to corn-
boy's perilous situation. Without any ■ bat dysentery, cholera morbus and all
hesitation the captain went into the ' Inflammatory disorders that change
water until he was about breast high , of food or watei may set up in the
and succeeded in bringing the lad to stomach and intestines. These coin-
shore.    On  being  afterwards  offered   plaints are more common In summer
That  Impudent  Question.
Just   as   Rivers   was   about   to    sil
flown to dinner there came a ring at
his telephone.
"Woll?" he said, placing the receiver to his ear.
"Who  is  this?"   demanded  a
pitched, Impatient voice.
"This,"   pleasantly   answered
Irs,   "is   Don   llippolilo   Lopez
poso   Antonia   Rlcardo   Doloroso.    1 s
that all you wish to know? (lood-bye."
Hanging up the receiver, lie sal
down and ate his dinner, happily un
aware that a highly indignant perso.i
at the other end of the wire was
storming al central for giving him the
wrong number.
j a glass of brandy as a preventive of
a chill, [be aged captain exclaimed—
"What,  do you think  the  water  will
I do me any harm?" On the gallantry
of a man of his age being commended, he declared that lie would not be
old until he was ninety.
Deafness Cannot i'e Cured
by local applications, aa tliey cannot reach tiio <Us-
Bani'il portlcn ol the cnr. '1 here Is only Olio way w
cure di-dliiewi, anil Unit la hy constitutional remedies.
neatness is caused, hy an Inflamed condition ul the
mucous llnlni; ul the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube is Inflame 1 you have a ruutbllnii sound or Im-
pcrlect hearing ami when It Is entirely closed, Ileaf
nesa .1 the result, anil unless Uie ilillaiunu.tinn can hi
token out anil .hla lube restored to Its normal condition, hearing vlll be destroyed forever; nine "iises
out ot urn are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing
but an Inflamed condition or the mucous surfaces.
We will give one Hundred Dollars lor any ease ol
Deafness (caus-nl hy catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Italic Calairh Cure.   Hind tor circulars, tree.
F. J. CIll'JNKV £ CO., Toledo, O
so.ii oy Drusatsts, "■'"'■
'Jake Hall's Family Pills for ron.itliiaUon.
In the middle of the 10th century
a professor of theology in Strassbui'g
insisted upon having, individual communion cups, and during the plague
Jn   15C4   his  demand   was  enforced.
than in winter, but they are not con ,
fined to the warm months, as undue ■ [
lax'ner.s  of. the  bowels   may   seize  a
m&n  at any    time.    Such a  sufferer
will find speedy relief In this Cordial.
Baby'" little Ills are many
and need dose attention,
Worms are among the most
common of these ailments-
there being scarcely a child
wht- Is not afflicted by them at
some. *ttmo or other. These,
'hough, can be readily banished by the frequent use of Baby's
Own Tablets—the only remedy
sold under the guarantee of a
.government analyst to contain
no opiate or oilier harmful drug.
Concerning them Mrs. Jos. Dal-
gle, Ste. Perpelue, Que., writes:
—"My baby was troubled with
worms; he was nervous and
had no appetite. 1 gave him
Baby's Own Tablets and lie was
soon well again." The Tablets
are sold by medicine dealers or
by mail at 25 cents a box from
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brbclcvllle, Ont.
made by the  manufacturers that  In
j case of famine it would furnish a nutritious  and  highly  satisfactory  food,
for human beings.
II -,vi 11 be news to most persons thai
the   French   navy   lias   no   chaplains
afloat, although a moment's consldei-n- |
tlon would bring to remembrance the :
fact of the complete divorce between
Church   and    State  In  France.    The"1"
subject  h   brought  prominently  Into',
notice   by   a   petition     signed   by   a
great number of (ho mothers or  widows  of   the   sailors   who   were   victims of the accident on the Glolre or
the  Llberte.    The  petitioners  are  to
be found  in (he Midi, Brittany, Var
and   Fini8terre,   and   they   pray   the
Senate for the reappointment of chaplains on  warships..—London Globe.
Pink  Eye,   Eplzontlo
Shipping   Fever
&  Catarrhal   Fever
matter how horst?
1,i<iuM. given on iim
I'Xpt'lH   t)iL'    JiliiMUll.llH
it nil Cholera in Poultry. Largest selling live itook remedy.
t'uren La Grippe onions human beings and la a line Kidney
remedy. &"<• ami *i « bottle; |fl and 111 a dosen. Cut iins
diit. Keep it. Snow to your driiRKlst, who will K''t It f>»r
you. Freei Booklet, "Distemper, Causes and Cures."
SPOHN  MEDICAL CO.. Chemists and Bacteriologists, GOSHEN,      tND.. U.S.A.
■uif and posltiw preventive, m
nt any
uy,\> are Infected or "exposed."
;  acts mi  the Blood and OlundS,
from the body.   Cures Distempei
A Hint.
Two witnesses were at the Water-
ford Assizes in a case which concerned long-continued poultry stealing.
As usual, nothing could be got. from
them In the way of evidence until
the nearl; baffled prosecuting counsel aslted, in an angry tone of voice:
"Will you swear on your soul, Pat
Murphy, that Phady Hooligan has
never to lour knowledge stolen chickens?"
The responsibility of this was too
niuoh even for Pat. "Bedad, I would
baldly swear by my soul," he said:
'but  I  do  know  that    if    I    was a
The   Motorman's   Sally.
A  Washington  street  car was gel
ting   under '.way   when   two     women.
Whers the Trick Failed.
In the men's coatroom in a home
where he h^d been engaged to entertain Ilie-'CoiripatiV stood a professional  "mind  reader".    He had  given  a
, ,,       . ,, ."wonderful   performance,"   which   In-
rushing from opposite sides of the car, cllld(H, linui        ta   (|m n.ui „    n      ,
lo greet each other  met right in tl. •   |n lnl!,0b3il)le pl;lces wh,le he was not i g00(1.nigh,."
middle of the car track and  In front | ,„ t„ , ,.00m    ^ci      „,   „ on t,
Men's   Foollsn   Queollona
The husband and the wife were
starting for the theatre. As usual,
the husbai\'l was kicking because the
wife spent such an awful time dressing.
"What delayed you this time?" he
growled   as  Ihey left the house.
"Seeing the children to bed," she
responded, quietly.
"What's the nurse for?" snapped
tbe man.
Every Eddy Match is a Sure, Safe  Light'
WHEN you strike an Eddy Match It always lights easily
and burns smoothly, with a steady even flams.
THESE perfect matches com* from first clasa materials
and mechanically perfect machines—under the supervision of skilled workmen.
EDDY'S Matches are always full M.M. count—for sale by
all  good  dealers everywhere.
HULL, CANADA. Makers also of Wooden
Palls, Tubs, etc.
When Your Eyes Need Care
Murine  ic>« SulvtiTii Aseptic Tubes, '4;'.   and 600,
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago
chicken and
Phady    about I'd roost
1 of the car'. There the two stopped I
Wind began to talk, The car stopped.'
;too, but the women did not appear to !
realize It was there-   Certain of the
passengers, whose heads were Im-
1 mediatly thrust out of the windows
I to ascertain  what  the  trouble    was. 1
began to make sarcastic remarks, bit' .
I the two women heeded them not.
Finally the motorman  showed thai i
he had a saving sense of humor.
| Leaning over the dash bo.-trd, be In-
.quired in  the gentlest of tones:—
Mlnards   Liniment fo- salt everywhere
Soap exports from Great Britain
continue to grow, reaching almost
flO,000,000 last year. Although Americans have been the lust customers
Df English toilet soap, sales in the
United States have been declining,
hence what Is probably Ihe largest
concern is about to establish a factory there.
Fire-Rockets From Aeroplanes.
Intaresting experlements with fire-
rockets dropped from an aeroplane
are being daily carried out on the
military ground at Vlncennes,
France. These rockets are the invention o' a French officer, and catch
fire as they fall, spreading out and
setting light to everything Inflammable they touch.
Four aviators are regularly employed to carry the mail daily in Germany In a service maintained between      Cologne,      Duesseldorf    and
^ 11 P4R
Wireless Stations Run by Windmills,
The Dutch colony of Curacao, which
lies In the permanent trade wind
belt has three wireless stations—one
wllh' a radius of 800 mib's all ol
which are run chiefly by wind power
it Is rare thai the winds are no!
strong enough for the purpos . nnd
then a gasoline outfit  is used.
He Guessed   Right.
Tho story was told at a prominent
club the other day by a man who had
just come fro... London and while
there had met Lord Uecies. Although
Lord Decies is an experienced and
travelled man of the world, he does
not believe In throwing away money
In those extravagant tips that characterize Americans, and which are
very often mistaken generosity, The
Englishman, also, is unite able to
take lib; own part, if his reasonable
tips are taken unreasonably, as was
evidenced one (lay when he had taken
a cab to the club.
When   he  alighted     and    paid   the
"Pardon ine, ladle3, but shall I get
you a couple of chairs?"—Lippincott's
page. ltne*and word selected by the
Test Committee, and reading the
thoughts of a "subject" by simply
grasping the end of a gold chain held
at the other end by the subject, lie
had found a ring in a room far removed from they'll" in which the entertainment bad taken place by simply taking the hand of the person
who had hidden It, and his select
audience hnd indulged in exclamations like VMarvebus!" "Wonderful!"
Durbar Rupee to be Called In
Indian gossip has It that the new i- ^ji^rini£yeism:h. No Smarting-—reel*
"The nurse is for our convenience Irupee, which was issued at the tlmo Flue—Acts Quickly. Try It (or R«d, Weak,
-yours and mine, but especially IJt the Durbar. Is to be withdrawn ggpgg' fS%^l^r"A^(\
mine," she answered, evenly. "But from circulation, ill' engraver at-1 compounded by our Ooull»ts-niit a "Patent Med-
the boy certainly takes after you. tempted to reproduce the details ot {fj»<£; WJ***ln '<^^^t"hJ?x&
He  asked   the  same  kind  of  a  fool   a  neraldic  collar—that   of   the   order   li.i und i.iid by iiriniKii.ii «p and He; nor nettle.
., . T ,,     , , .       v,f    tha    l,wli,n        Rimntca \,.hl,.li       th.,     Murine  ltyo Sulvo In Asepllo Tubes, ajc
question,  just  as I  was  kissing him  ot   t,le   Indian     ismpne—Whicn     the
King Is wearing, and has succeded In
. ,    ... „      ,   . I making   the   Utile   elephants     which
question,    eh?    Well, what hang fTom u ltl0li eM£tl., Iike   plgB
,S '',,,.       ,, ,     ,    ,       ,,  .,    This, of course,  Is a horrible idea to
I  asked   him    if he  had   said  his •    tlva  mln(l8   and  so  Ule  issUB   wln
prayers    And he said no.   And I ask- krobably   he  called  in.
ed him il he didnt want God to take j	
care of him  during the  night.    And I " 	
It has been known during a long
time lhat in Western lOurope man existed  during   iho  glacial  epoch.    We
be    answered,!    'What's     the     nurse
for?'"—Cleveland   Plain  Dealer.
He Was Helping.
A Baltimore man,  whose son  is a
student   at   Princeton,   has   had   fro-
etc., while h-i bowed and. smUed In j guent occasion to remonstrate with his
acknowledgment of their apprecia
tiim.    Ho stood In the 'coatroom after
^^^^^^ all had departed, and the butler ask-
 ™        '"          Jed   politely   whether  he  could   be  of
The  Tramp—My   pal   says  as   'o\v j service.   "Yes," said he, "I wish you'd
sixpence   fer
you've  just   give
'avln' one leg.
The Old  I ad y—Yes, I did.
.   The  Tramp—Well,   then,  gl'  me  a
shillin'  oo's I've got two.—Sketch.
Tennis, in which tht- "!ng |s finding
recreation from the pressure of the
work thai accumulated on his Indian
tour, is the game of kings. The oldest of existing ball games—it Is mentioned in the Arthurian romances—
tennis was originally, the pastime of
find my hat for me—I can't.'
York Tribune.
•'. :':.^-3y	
Wild Bird Returns to Captivity.
Are birds able to think and remember where they have been well cared
for?    A:geailleman living in Leith Is
boy touching his extravagance, but
the father invariably "comes to the
front" when request is made for further funds.
In his last letter to his son the
lal her, after the usual recital, stated
that he wus forwarding a check for
$50, and he wound up with:
"liv son, vour studies are costing
me a great deal."
To which' the hopeful, in his next
letter, replied:
"i know it, father;.and I don't study
in  the habit  of    feeding    the    birds I very hard, either,"—Christmas Week,
which frequeir  his garden during the
Winter months. Koine time in .latin
ary, 1911, hi enticed a greenfinch to
enter a cage and so captured  it.    It
driver, cabby seemed  to think his tip ! became popular with all classes.   The
was too small. game reached   England   from   France
"Wot's this 'ere for, me lord?" said I and Italy, and by the time of Henry
the cabby, regarding with some con- VII. we find a royal tennis court at
iwnpt  the coin, he held  in his hand.   Windsor.    Henry VIII. was an expert
"Drink.     1    should   be   inclined   to i at the game.—London  Chronicle,
think, judging by your nose," was the !
the kings aud nobles, and it was long i wits wearing a ring on its leg mark
beforo Uf  descendant—lawn tennis— '' ed "Aberdeen  University, 7185."
Bobby's Memory.
Visitor—You    remember me, don't
you, little man?
Bobby—Course    1  do.    You're  the
^^^^^^^ same man pa brought home last suni-
In the following .March he set it at ; mer an' ma got so mad about It she
liberty.     He-was     much     surprised ' didn't speak to pa for a whole week,
when  on  Januiry  13,  1912,  the  bird ; —Boston Transcript,
returned,    tin Jjis cage being present-
now know that the great Ice age consisted of different glacial times
separated by interglacial tiines. In
glacial times the snow line dropped
three thousand or four thousand feet
below Its present level In the Alps,
whereas in interglacial periods it lay
about one thousand feet higher than
at present. Thus the temperature
seems to have been higher in the interglacial periods than it is now.
Old Sorea, l*umpi
in Breast, Growtna
removed and heal*
ed by a simple
^^^^^^^ Home Treatment
No pain.     Describe the trouble, we will send
book and testimonials free.
10 Churchill Ave., Toronto.
The  Less the  More.
Maud   (throwing down apple)—I'ght
Doesn't   it  make   you  sick   to   find  a
worm in something you are eating?
Jack—No, only when 1 find    half   a
worm—Boston   Transcript.
First Colliery "1 suppose you've
heard that the strike leader is trying
to stop Jack Johnson, the famous
pugilist from Siting this town'.'"
Second Collio:-: "Ko. Why?"
First Collier: "Because Johnson la
bringing black leg:i with him."
polite    and    effective  reply of  Lord
Decies as he vanished into the club.
Detective Burns Is a great believer in luck as an element in hunting
out crimes and catching criminals,
He was discussing various insurance frauds cases when he said: —
"Here Is an Instance ol all engy cn.-i-
that grew oul of a eonyersntlon
luckily overheard by one of my
men: —
"Two elderly business mill wc-e
Seated side b\ side on a ll'i'.'i in
I'lonl of my niau. Suddenly one of
ihem pin iluivii the isewspapi r he
...is reading, winked an I sa.il (• ib ■
othi i".
" 'By  the  way,  how  did  you  make
oul   about   lhat   die  of    yi
" '.-'iliul up. ion fool,' sail!
'It's  not  till  next   Sunday'."
A   Plea   Rejected.
"I made a mistake said    Plodding
Pete.   "1 told that man up the road
1  needed   a  little, help   'cause  1  was
lookin' fur me family, from 'whom  1
had  been  separated  fur  years"
Didn't that make him come across?"
"He  couldn't   see  it.    He  said that
he didn't know  my  family,    but    he
tvasn't goin'  to  help  in  bringing any
such   trouble   on     em."—Washington
ed to him, lbf bird hopped contentedly intc it and settled comfortably
down for the severe season. An examination of "(he ring left no doubt
as .to the identity of the bird.—The
"Speaking of etiquette, did you send
the money for those    advertised    In-Jrop
structlons on 'what  to  do at  table?
"And what did you get
Europe's Highest Station.
The tunnel continuing the Jung-
fi'iiu 'Hallway from the lOIsmeer Station to the Jungfrnu Jocli (saddle),
which is 11,4(10 feet above sea-level,
has  just  been   pierced.    The   tunnel I
emerges at the Jungfrau Joch' in the j  __.     ^aaaa
midst  of  glaciers,    only    about  two I
thousand   feet  below  the  summit  of Lightning Scares Train,
the mountain (13,059 feet). The j Passengers travelling by the pas-
building of the railway was begun ; senger train from Sydney to Orange,
sixteen years ago, and it is expected ! "N.S.'vV., one recent evening, had an
to reach the i?ammlt of the Jungfrau j unusual experience. A storm burst
In about throe years from now.   This , over    the    district,  accompanied   by
is the third stage of the enterprise.
The first party lo ascend emerged
from the tunnel and halted at the
station   which   is  the  highest   in   L'u-
Several  projects for making  Rome
a sea port by  providing a waterway
A slip  With  the  world  printed  on j from the coast to the city have been 1 the   telegraph
it:    'Eat I
I discussed for some years.
heavy thunder and lightning. There
was a terrible clap of thunder and
a vivid Hash of lightning and simultaneously all the windows on one
side of the carriages were shattered. The passengers were greatly
alarmed, but no one was injured. It
it surmised that Ihe lightning struck
wires    alongside the
Royal Quill  Cutter.
For ordinary    persons    the    gn'.ii
draw-buck  to ijiiill  pens  Ib  the  con-
j stunt   mending    they  require.    Alexander I   "f Russia thougiii u  iieces-
i sary   to  employ    a   man   whose   sole
! duly  consisted  In  rutting pens.    He
No    Rest    With    Asthma.    Asthma
usually attacks at night, the one time
when rest is needed most.   Ilonce the
loss oi strength, the nervous debility,
the loss of (i«sh and other evils which
jaJj'l i must ue expected unless relief is so-
I cured    Fortunately relief is possible,
ih, ,.   Dr. .1   I).  Kellogg's Asthma  Remedy
''has  proved   Its  merit  through  veins
of  service.     A   trial   Will   surely   convince toll.
■d by his
'is  your    married  life
one grand, sweet  song?'
Newlvwed: "Well, since our
baby's been born it's ben like an
opera, full of grand marches, With
loud calls for the author every night.
The   Real   Thing.
A, gn al  painter was asl
little sen:- •
"Fuller  what   Is a  connoisseur?"
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   "Well,  my son," the riith'T unswei
| was required to have a supply of nol jed, "did  you notice  thai  tab,  whlti
less  than one hundred  quills always   haired   gentleman   at   my
ready.    This    number    was    by    no
means excessive, for Alexander would
j never ...ie the same pen twice.    Even
the writing or a signature spoiled a
pen,  In his opinion,  for    subsequent
use.     The  iiu'll   cutter,   who  received
a salary of £340 a year, accompanied
the Tsar in all his journeys, even Into
the  field  against   Napoleon.—London
'     -   A  Time Monopoly.
An Irishman crossed to Canada on
a Canadian Pacific steamer, took tho
Canadian Pacific train for Vancouver,
ate at C.P.R, eating houses, stopped
at C.P.R! hotels, was shown C.P.R.
land, and finally got to Vancouver,
much' impressed with the greatness
of that institution.
He went to a hotel, registered and
asked the clerk how soon breakfast
would be ready
"Breakfast is over," said the clerk.
The Irishman looked at his watch. |
"It  Isn't  time  for It to  be over,"  lie
"Oh", yes, II Is," said tho clerk.
"You see your watch isn't right. We
ruti our dining room on Canadian Pacific tlmo."
"Good Lord!" said the Irishman, ill
an awed voice "Does the Canadian
Pacific own the tlmo, too?"—Saturday  Evening  Post,
Ine as the train was passing.
Sidn 'H&m-—s
W, N.  U. No. S94.
yi-strrilay?'     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The one wilh the Bable-llned ovei
Icoiii. father?   Oh, yes, I noticed him.
'.'Well, my son, he is a connoisseur.
"Bul how do yuu know he is a cor
nolsseUr, father?"
"By his actions, my son."
n     When equipping tho pram for ihe1
Btiidlo'tea I expedition t" the South Pole. Capt.
i Roald Amundsen- decided to use oil
engines, because wltll tbo same eupu- j
city (or the storage of fuel, the oil
engines save a far greater radius of
action than bulky steam engines requiring coal.
No really self-controli
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   man  ever
"But,   I,ilber,   1*   acted   like   every j yet  bragged  about  the  possession  oi
one  else  at  the  tea,  didn't  he?'           thai trait!
Certainly not, my    boy!    Certainly |  .	
noti    Tho others  drank  my  Russian'
tin. ate my foie-gras sandwiches and
took   leave.       But   he—he   bought   a
"I toh! him there were a dozen
people right here in town who had
never heard of him." ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
"I guess that took him down a peg \ future,
or two."
"I guess il didn't,    He started right!     Nearly every member of the Royal
out to find then, and borrow money." I family  adopts    a    pseudonym   when- a"(i'aJ,
— Houston Post ! travelling otherwise than on state oc-.
  | caslohs.    Tha  Duke and  Duchess of j
Connaught   chose  the  Incognito  title
of Earl and Con I 3ss of Sussex when
tin y t.lade their Continental journeys,! 	
and     Princess    Louise,     Duchess  of
Argyll, and the Duke of Argyll travel I    Al Christie
as Lord and Lady Sunbrldge, ibis being one of the Argyll minor titles.
In oiie year 80,707,000 telegrams
were-dispatched in the United Kingdom,
Tbe   British     Museum   Library   increases  at  an  average  rate    of
They're making kitchens so small
nowadays that the grown up girls
can't get In to help mother if thi y
want  to.—Detroit Free  Press.
Of    the    21,302    world's
stamps,   the   British   Empire
sued  over  seven  thousand.
has   is-
Sbe: "Oh, yes, she married a mail
witli a highly honored name."
He: "Why, I never considered,
Sploggs a highly honored name."
She: "Well, you should see the-
way It's honored at the binli.'
£10,000 was paid for
a magnificent pearl rope.    It  is composed  of  210  well-matched  and  gra- j
dilated pearls of the finest orient.
Russia  has   an   army   of  1,200,000 I
men  In  lime of peace, and 4,500,000!    In  Germany,
In time of war. | American  mca!
\jour Post Office
•>- v   •■•.- -., i. ■;.
Hip    Importation  of
was orohlbited.
'■RIT333 your name and address In the line? above, el
out  this ad,  and', mall it now.     We will Bend,
return mail, a book  that tells how to make yo
"Twentieth  Ceniury" farm.
You wouldn't be sattafled to usr a scythe to cut your
when a modern harvester <an do it bo iinnh bettor, wo
Nor to use the old toftrtron plough-eh are that your
walked behind, when yuu ran gel an  up-to-date rldln
IS very Canadian farmer realizes the ftd\vantatas p.'
Ceni ury implements, v
The next step Is  ,*
The 20th Century Material-Concre
Concrete   Is   as   far   ahead   of  brick,   stone,'
harvester Is ahead of the s.*ythe or tho rldln*
of the old Iron plougSi-share.
Concrete IS:easily mixed, and easily placed
cold as no ojther material tean; hence is bes
cellars. bams.fsUos and Monies.    It never i
It makes tht'best walks,' fen-e-posls, cub
monumentfl,\bridffes and culverts,   It en
a concrete puuliry-house hy tilling It \
straw uiire.    The  li"e.  tleks and all
the house is uninjured.
It   is cheap—sand and  gravel  0
farm J   Cement,   the  only   ma'.eri
one-seventh   to   one-;teritIi   of   th
Do  you  want to know  more about  Concrete on  the  Form?
Then  write your name and address In tho lines above,  or on a
postcard,  mail It to  us,  and you will  receive by  return mail  a
copy   of
What \he Farmer Can Do Wilh Concretew
Not a catalogue, but a 160 pn^e book, prof'tsolv Illustrate
explaining how you can use concrete o.i   VOUit farm.
,., V
Cavalier     Hat     With
Feathers  at  the  Side.
A Paris n.illlner this spring has
brought nnl this enrnller hat, which
hns Immediately leaped into limn
lioeuilsu or lis dash and grime. The
lirllll rolls Inn It at one side, nnd u
huuil.-uino ostrich plume rurll over the
edge ami touches the cheek.
Linen to Match China.
Qnlle the newest conceit In decora-
live I it hie linens and ads ul itoliies Is
nn embroidered design In Ihe pattern
null coloring of Hie china with which
it Is to he used. 'Ihe fabric Is a heavy
limn In ciiiivns weave, nml Ihe eui
broidery Is dune with mercerized cottons.
The Idea comes from Gcrmnny, nnd
the work is known as Weimar embroidery. One combination consists of
ii gliliu. ten set of graceful shape, wilh
a tlei'iiri.liun of riiillal lines end circles
nt (lie oilier end In liny delft blue dots
Applied to round tablet-hulls, center-
pieces nnd doilies, the design Is embroidered In dots nbout the size of ft
pea, producing one of the most effective decorations imaginable for a com-
parnlively small outlay. The enlarged
design on the linens allows for u conventional motif In Ihe circles, ami each
piece has a border uf cltiny lace.
For a breakfast room, for afternoon
ten or for the country house in summer no more urlislie or noted furnishings for the table have been Introduced.
Satin Suits Again Popular.
For special wear next summer (he
woman who likes dainty clothes will
hare a coat ami skirt suit uf satin in
black or some dark shade. The satin
used for these suits is, of course, of
the most beautiful quality, With a rich
Bheeu and suppleness and substance of
j  ll   Depends   on   t*«   B'.'C  ol   Humor   te
Whicn    Or.t    It    Aucustorrieo.
foreigners  „,. ., rui(.  ao Ullt under
I  sluiiil   nil   ull   nl ,'J   humor      Sit   Alfleo ;
|  tl'liu,sum-Ill   mi, e    remarked    io    me.
j sum n   wriii-i   in  Hip  St    Unit* Ljltibe
j  Ucuimrat.  I Inn   AniHiii nn- luiiuoi   was I
I coarse  unfl  sunn nines  brutal.     Mnik |
,   I'wiiln   nml   l-'inley   IVI**r   limine   are :
j ihe only American humorists wnu are!
accepted by l-higu-limeo    On   in- oitu-i i
band,  we tin not iippn-i line Hit- liniiioi j
ut I'unrh. Hie  Englishman's delight.
I bare  seen   an   Kiigii.-limuii   luiigh
heartily  orei   it Juke In   I'uiii-Ii  Hint   I
■ 'iiiildn t see any  point  io until  ll   wns
explained   to   inc.   nnd   no   llollbl   IbiH
gentleman considered  me as dense iu
we consid"! Ihein whin Me tell tliem il |
runny  story  and gel  n  sort  ot   pained j
look, rnilii'i  mystifying to In- sure,  in  |
-tend ol the lilugfi which wns HSpi-iliil  j
II Is Ihe local  llpplii'llthUI ot  Hie Juki' |
Hint eoiinls tin- world over      1 lie tun   I
uiest  thing  I ever saw   wns Ibe charge j
il  yearling   llerHforil   bull   mud-  m   il J
iiiirbeU  wire letice In  Hie   1-xns  fun   j
Handle,    lie strwk the feme run tut  I
unci Hie rcNllind caused llllll iu turn   i
ciiiiiplete tin k somersiiiiit.    tin uindi-l
mi   tils  Hours  all   right,  anil   lucre   lie
aloud   ib straddled out  Willi tl limb uf
j astonishment ou his'fm-e Ihni wan in
most liiiiniin ll wns so 111 fi I ■ -r ■ ■ n - Illni
I lay down In Hie inesipnie grass ami i
J  rolled titer lu spasms ol  iiiirili      I lu-n .
' lie began Mi hdwl like ii whipped i liiul,
turned full nud ran as from u Imiishee.
I was ni dinnei in h lliHilloru elnh I
and mill iihuui it. en petting in gel h
lllllgll, lull 'III  I  got  WHS 'Ills from  Hull
SmPh   feather,   innyor  ol   Hint    lurk  |
i -dure ,'liy:
"Hy   love.  I  didn't  know  those  wire
; fences   werp   so   si rung      It's   n   Jolly I
j g I   thing  Ihe  pool   brute   wasn't   In
1 Jured."
j Old Time Marine™ Fought Them With
Noise and Cannon.
In    ihe    waterspout    the    medieval
mnrlnei saw n malevolent living iimn
pier- a sen dfagntl.    There were vart
ons tnenns of combating them    Once,
I all sailors curried black handled knives.
j  Which   Hie   monster   wns   believed   tn
j  hold 111 special nlihorri'iice.
When ii  spout   made Us nppenrnnee
these knhes were produced nnd pointed In Its direct loll, waved In ihe air so
as (o muke ihe sign of the cross or, uc-
i cording m the recommendation nf oer-
I tnln contemporary authorities, driven
; several times Into the side ot the ship.
j Certain  passages from the gospel of
St.    .lohn    were   recited    as   charms
[ ngnlnsi  ivniei'spoiits.
A   loud  noise ot  any  kind   wns also
! believed to be elhVni'loiis against iliem
;  -shouts, the clash of swords, ihe heating ot drums nnd gongs, etc    The ens
! mm  ot  Urine  ennnun  against   water-
spouts, says the Scientific  American.
| dales buck  at  least as  far  as the six
1 teenth century     Ihe original Idea up
j penrs lo have been to  frighten  them
I nwny hy the noise ol the report, but In
the Intel times It was believed Hint Hie
watery column could be eui  In twain
by the ennnun bull and the spout thus
dissipated     It would he Interesting m
know whether i lie cannonading* ol wa
lerspouts is still sometimes practiced  ,
I It   wns certainly common   much  less. :
| thnn a century ago.    It Is haidly oee- !
essary to say that it Is entirely futile.    j
It Beer. th.  N.m. of . CI.*.,  Man j New Zealand Forbids Them by Newly
From   Massachusetts. Enacted  Law.
Downing street.   Loudon,  where are ''      An ncf fnr ,hc prohibition of serre*
Ihe British colon,hi and foreign offices
and tbe ufbVlui residence of tbe first
lord of the treasury and where cabinet
louncils are held, perpetuates Ibe name
of a clever man from Massachusetts.
Those were the days before the Kourtb
uf .Inly had any significance In American annals, and George Downing, tbe
commission?, which came'into effect
in New Z'-iiininl this year, ha.' proved
effective ill eliminating an abase that
had -cost companies in this country
large sums of money every year in
the payment of gratuities or commissions for business turned their way
through the influence of officials of
local concerns from  which  trade was
Brat scholar In the Bret public school io | solicited.
Massachusetts aDd the Hrst graduate! The practice of giving gratuities or
sent out by Harvard college, came to ^imn.ssions nad grown to such ail
,,,.., ".'       .     ,    : extent that almost every company felt
England   and   became  a   chaplain   In I ob]iged ((, f[ll)ow ,-,_ 0/e)se ^ 'bu3,.
Cromwell s army.                                       j neSs diverted to   ither compHiiies wi).
Hy  a   remarkable stroke of fortune ling  to  conform   lo    lie   usage.    The
be  was sent  to represent England at expenses of securing business in this
The  Hague   when   Europe   was   trem- way were usut'lv ad.icd to the pricep
bllng before Oliver, and during three i 9uil,°d.
distinct eras  lo  England's history  be I '"e new lflw prescribes fines up to
held the office ot British ambassador' y°m' ,or   imprisonment   up  to   two
1 years,  for  either giving  or   receiving
at the Dutch court Be was as popular or as clever under the Merry Monarch as under tbe protector and tbe
common wen l Hi, and It came to pass In
the reign ot Charles II. that tbe man
from Massachusetts was granted a
great   tract   ot   land  at   Westminster,
secret commission?. Most of the busi.
ness firms were apparently very gluil
to drop Ihe practice, which not only
hnd become very costly, but from
which there was no res] advantage,
as nearly ull companies competing
for the snme trade were ready to pay
where be built huge mansions and laid ! commissions and  charge  tliem up as
out Downing street j '^essnry expenses.
•r„   .hi.   ;,„„    i,„„„i„„--   .„.«„i   i.        'h'1 manager of a coa   company in
lo   this   day   Downing s   street   J   Wellington stated that ai the result of
Downing   street   still,   and.   though   tna onerutlon of this law hi, company
George Downing Is forgotteu, there Is j h„,|   already  saved   enough   money to
no mime lu  the British empire which' increase    its    dividend,    the    saving
Is  more  fnuillhir   to  us  lliun   his.-St.    utiioutiling to  about   twelve  cents ou
James Gazette. every  ton of coal  sold.    Persons so-
________^^ j customed to receiving secret commit.
rorcM   tiidti co s'°"?  naturally  dislike  to  lose such
unttN     lUnlLto. j an income, hut us as they know the
penalties    prescribed    for   disobeying
Th. Youngsters Have a Perilous Tim*
Altar Being H.tch.d,
Concerning the great mules ol Ibe
southwest Indian ocean a traveler
says: "The liieionlan. or green turtle
(Cbelone inydnsi, is an animal ol run-
j the  Inw,  they  can   naturally   Hnd  ni
j true   ground   for   resentment   against
| the companies declining tn give tliem
the customary  "presents."
Every corporation doing business in
New /Valntni must have Its accounts
I audited by o'.\ rtered accountants,
slderable economic Importance to 11)0 wn0 would render themselves liable to
atoll, tor It still occurs lu the vast' severe punishment for passing, or per-
Imriles whh b nre so often described i mitting to be covered up, any illegal
by eurly voyagers In tbe tropics, j item, such its for secret commissions
there appeal to Oe two distinct groups rendered illegal by the new law. It
-one resident and small In numbers, I would, therefore, seem  impossible lor
Big Enough ts B. Us.d a. Weapon, of
Attack or Defense.
Lin kstiiithiug In Germany Is today
us Important a trade as plumbing.
bhtcksmtthing or the vocation ot the
barber, says our consul at Hanover In'
a recent report. The Hrst lock and key:
were Introduced lino Prussia in the
fourteenth century and caused a rou
slderable sensation at tbe palace oi tbe
elector of Brandenburg He found;
that by these devices be could do away'
wilh Hie guard ut bis private doors j
nnd thus materially reduce his house |
hold expenses Since that day the.
schlosser. or locksmith, has been nn es
seliliul factor in Herman life.
Tbe present (,'ermun house key could
Tie used ns a weapon ot attack nun de-
fense. besides serving Its original pur
pose.    It weighs on an  average nbout
one elglnh of a pound, und us each per I
son entitled to carry a huuse uud cor i
rldor key  has nearly a  quarter or n
pound  nf soft   iron  In   his  pocket   li
Is   conservatively   estimated   lent   the I
amount uf iron In circulation  in Gcr :
many In the pockets ot tbe men nnd|
In Hie baud bugs ot women amounts In
2.i;!l."i tons, besides au additional tt/iOU
tons   for   Ihe  keys   to   the   Ulterior  ot -
Geruiun homes.    Thus something uvei
5.IKK) ions of Iron are put mlo Keys ol
a size to he found nowhere In Amer
lea     However large Hie Bouse ot  nil ;
nierous the npiirtinents. tlic ouiei ttuoi
la locker) promptly nt 10 o'clock  and as
the German spends ninny ut nis even
lugs out every  person carries at  los-n
oue ot Ihese massive keys to eltect nn
the other   migratory  und   visiting  the
an" corporation to pay Ferret eommis-
atoll  to  breed  In  numbers  Impossible! ,io"5 i" New Zealand without the of-
' ! fence being   discovered    and  severely
to estimate. punished,    although    private    iniiivi-
"Ibe inner arrives In December, and: ri„„|.s wnose accounts may not be
from then to April the sea seems allt* j audited could possibly evade the law.
with turtles. Tt.e females seek the; However, the best business 8ei.lln.etlt
small sand beacl.es and tben uscenrt j in New Zealand supports the new mea-
tbem   wllh   Ihe   rising   tide,   pushing; sure, and dealers are glad   to  be rid
themselves laboriously above high tide
mark. Holes are then dug lu tbe sapd
by means of (he fore flippers until a
satisfactory one Is obtained, ana :b»
eggs, 2ikj In number, are burlea. ibe
turtle returning to sea Immediately
of any necessity for conforming to
the pernicious practice of giving
"presents"  to  secure business.
Aristocratic   Actors.
Viscount Dangnn, eldest son of Eurl
After ""forty" day7"the~eg"gs"hat.-h ! Cowley,   who  has  adopted   the  stage
almost simultaneously, and the young, "f  »  profession,  ami  is  at present
.,,.., .    .   .,    ■ paying   in      Peggy      ot   the   Guietv
turtles dig their way up out ot the, fo'^" r,ondoh. Is not the Hrst
sand and go down to tbe sea in a mug ; member of the peerage t'o become a
procession, in the course of wblcb tney ; professional actor.
offer nn easy prey lo their enemies. There is the Earl of Rosslyn, for
the frtgnte birds and herons. Once in i instance, perhaps the best-known of
the sen.  sharks  and other   large  rtsh , actor-peers,    who,    under    the    stige
eut them, und only 10 per cent renin
maturity."—Chicago News.
A Strong  Recommendation
"We  are  uot   taking   ou   auy   new
traveling   men   Just   now,"   the   sate i |j
"Business Ib ruUl-
The Bawh...
Englishmen nre fnmlllir wllh the
name "bawbee." applied to the Scotch
halfpenny, bin lo few does It bring the
association of a baby queen nnd u toy
al people. It appears that the ttrst attempt ut the portraiture of the unfortunate Mnry, queen ol Scots, was made
In her Infancy, and hei small face wns
engraved upon Hie 8cottlsh hulfpen
nles at the time of bei coronation In
1IH3, when she wns but nine months
old. A number of these small coins
are still preserved, nnd It will be easl
ly understood how the name "bnwliee,"
or baby, cuuie to be given to the coin
bearing the effigy of the baby. The
halfpenny of Scotland Is still commonly cufled the bawbee, although the baby
face ao Jonger appears on It.—Pear-
sou's.    .
manufacturer said,
er dull tn our line."
"Well, If you need one let me know,"
said tbe applicant for a Job. "I'd rather sell your safe than any there ts in
the market    It's tbe best"
"Are you an expert?"
"Yes, sir. I know all there Is to be
known about safes,"
"Ever deal In them?"
"No, sir."
"Ever work In a factory?"
"No, sir."
"How   do   you   know   ours
"Because It takes longest to break
Into It"
"How do yon know that?"
"I'm a reformed burglar."
He got the Job.—Chicago Tribune.
name of James Erskine, has In years
past appeared with considerable success behind the footlights, both in
America nnd in England. His lordship, it might be mentioned, has also
ilnyed many parts in real life, and
ike   Lord   Lyveden,   who   played   in
Prank Hill's "Dipfotmicy:^>n 1887
and was also at the Haymarket un- I
der the Bancrofts, has tried his hand !
at many  things.
Amongst   other   occupations   these
two peers have tried  wnr-correspond-
ing, journalistic work, and soldiering,
which  reminds one that the Earl of i
Yarmouth  sought  fortune  first  as a  i
press, reporter, and afterwards on the
stage under the name of Eric Hope.
It   was   the   Earl   of   Yarmouth   who   i
appeared  in  a  piny  of his  own  pro-   j
I duetion,  a  musical  comedy,  entitled
the ! "The   Pigeon   House,"   which,   how-  ;
ever,  scarcely  met  with  the  success  |
, it deserved. j
Another peer who played in one of   i
his   own   productions,   although   not
in a professional  sense,  was  the late
J Marquess of Anglesey, who in a tre-
i hie bill which he staged in 1901 in
the "Gaiety Theatre." Anglesey Castle, enjoyed the distinction of being
at once actor-manager and author. It
may be remembered  that it was th"
An Immense Flower.
The largest of all the flowers ot Ihe
world Is said to be tbe rulHesla. a na- , 	
tlve of Sumatra, so called  utter  Sir   Marquess who also startled the world
Stamford Raffles.   This immense Bow- I some  years   ago   by .appearing   In  a
testure that prevent creasing nnd rumpling. The line of these satin suits
is very simple, but often there nre
quite elaborate hriihl trimmings.
The model illustrated Is of the darkest navy blue satin, wilh braiding In
black. The Eton shaped jacket, wllh
a Htted pcpluiu below, Is one ol (be
new style notes for spring.
Teaching Mothercraft.
Miss Eleanor I. h-elley ul New York,
speaking In favor ot the school lor
motherci'iifl thai has been suggested In
connection with the lecture ol Dr. 0.
Stunley Hall on tho subject, snitl
that "something Is the inttller with (he
college requirements I'm girls now, nud
there is ulso something radically wrong
with these eour-es after the girls eutci
college. Ninety-five per ci ul ot the
women In the world marry nnd have
children or tire nssoclniect with children
in some professional way. Then why
should not n part of Hie education he
devoted to such similes ns have to do
with the care nnd retiring nt children;
Our college curriculum," she suld,
'■'should Include courses In biology, hy
ijriene, psychology, the home beautiful,
the story telling side of III '.'inure, mn-
. jttc and u few other studies thut make
women more like womeu than they are
The Wis. Brid*.
"Yes, the girls gnve the bride a com
mlseniilon shower."
"What In the world Is Hint J"
"Why.  they  all  told   her   how  sorry
they   were  she   was  going   to   inurry
such   u   man   ns   tbe   coining   bridegroom "
"That must have burl ber feelings."
"No. It didn't. She knew there wasn't
s girl  there who wouldn't have giver
hei eyes to get nlinl"—Clevelund I'lslr
er Is composed of Ave round petals of
a btickisb color, each measuring a foot
across. These are covered wltb numerous Irregular yellowish wnite
swellings. Tbe petals surround a cup
nearly a foot wide, the mnrgln of
wblcb bears tbe stamens. Tbe cup of
tbe rafflesla Is filled wltb s fleshy
disk, tbe upper surface qt wblrb Is
covered wltb projections like miniature cows' Boms. TBe cup when free
from Its contents will Bold about
twelve pints. Ihe flower weighs about
Hfteen pounds and Is very thick, the
petals being three quarters ol an IncH
—Sclentldc American.
Rhinoceros Horns.
blaze of jewels as principal boy in a
pantomine in  his own  castle.
Trap9  For  Fresh   Members.
It is a serious Parliamentary breach   j
to pass between the Speaker and the   ,
Chair, and the loud cries ol "Order!"
greallv confuse the new member who   I
makes this mistake for the first lime.  |
Then, no member may put up both
legs at the same time. A front-bench
man may lull on the small of his back
and plain his leg- on the table without remonstrance; but his humble bre-
thren to the rear are sharply pulled
up by the Sergeanl-ut-Arm- if they
venture to follow his example.
A member must not ostentatiously
read   n   book   or   newspaper,   neither  i
The King Sent the Reply, and the Cop
tain  Kicked  Himself.
Rear Admiral Sir Colin Keppel wus
given the command ot the royal yacht
Victoria and Albert by King Edward.
und on one occnsinu when Hie late king
was ou board his majesty [bought lie
would like tu steer the yacht for u lit-
tie wuy.
Admiral   Keppel   took   him   to   the
wheel,   und.   having   ascertained   the;
proper   culll'se   to   steer,   his   majesty
tried to keep the yacht In It. with rather poor success.
The vessel wns being escorted by a
squadron of cruisers, and the cup
tnln of one of these vessels, noticing
the wabbly course of the Victoria and
Albert, thought he would "rag" Ad
mirul Keppel on his bud steering.
He signaled n sarcastic Inquiry as lo
the erratic course of the yacht, and
King Edward, seeing the string of
flags go up, Inquired their meaning.
Admiral Keppel went nil the colors
of Ihe rainbow nnd tried to escape the
question, but ibe king insisted. When
at lust he understood the meaning of
tbe sigual his majesty went oft Into,
peals of laughter, and after he had re-
eover-d a little he ordered a reply to
be signaled.
A   few minutes Inter the captain ot j
the cruiser rend Ihls message:    "Pray
accept apologies, but am a bit out of,
practice.—Ed ward."'
Tben the captain retired to his cabin
and kicked himself.—Pearson s Week
Caret and Swords In  Porto Rico.
Of all people perhaps none are more
fond of canes or more skilled In their i
use than our fellow citizens of Porto
Illco,   The walking stick In thin Island
would seem to mark social distinctions ■
among men us fans do among women.
Kvery Spnniiird Bus a  enne. ihe  well
to do own several, nnd the glided yoi.lb
often have a small arsenal of walking
sticks    The term   "arsenal" Is used ad
rtsedly, as the Porto Itlenns. like the.
Spaniards,  have quite a   fondness for!
sword   caries   and   dngiter  ennes.   and!
they make ihese with remarkable skill
Tbe blades ol the liner specimens come
from famous smiths in Toledo and uth
er Spanish cities nnd are forged from
the finest steel    Some are diiinuscenea
and others nre Inlaid  with silver and,
gold; some huve worked upon ihem the
name   of   the   owner   and   others   the'
name of a put rou saint.—Philadelphia
Itecord. ;
The Jury Decided T.-at Stun-up Wat
Purely Sciertifi;.
Oue of Mark 'I wain's old time stones concerned tbe game ol seven-up.
or o!d sledge. Some Kentucky Hoys
were arrested for playing (ills game
under ihe usual charge of playiug a
game of ihauce. H'heu they wvre
brought before the judge their lawyer
claimed tlnil this game was not a
game uf i Inline, but was u game ul
sci'iie. Tbe court, puzxled, asked t"i
a suggestion, and Ihe lawyer declared
that il a jury of six gamblers well acquainted with Ihe game iu a Bcieutlfic
way und six deacons be impaneled
with n pack of cards their decision
ou^hi to be determinative. So the story goes;
"There was no disputing the fairness
of ihe proposition. Four dearous and
the two dominies were sworn in as
the 'chance' jurymen, and six inveterate i.ld Beven-up professors were
chosen bi represent ibe •science' side
of Hie issue 'Ihey retired to the jury
"in nbout Iwn hours Deacon Peters
sou Into court tu burrow SU from a
friend, lu about two hours more
Dominie Mlggles sent into court to
borrow a 'stake' from n friend. Imr-
Ing i he in \i three or four hours the
dominie nud Ihe oilier deacons sent
Into court fur small loan;.
"The rest nt the story can be told
briefly, .vinuit day Ugh I the jury enme
In. anil I'l.-ici'ii .lob. ihe foreman, read
the following verdict:
■■ 'We, ih" Jury in ib" case nf tbe
couniii nwealili oi Kentucky versus
John Wheeler p| nl.. have carefully
considered the points of the case nnd
tested the merits Of the several trjeo
rles advanced aud du hereby unanimously lie ide licit  Ibe game   -'ClllU'ill-
ly known as old slpdge, or sevett-np,
is eminently a game of science and
not uf cli.ince. In demonstration
whereof h Is hereby mid herein stated,
Iterated, rel tern ted, set forth and
nn.de manifest thai during: the entire
night tl chance" men never won a
giime or turned a Jack, nlih ugh both
feats were romninn and frequent t»
the opposition, ami furthermore in
support of this our verdict we mil at
teniliin lu the significant fin t thai the
"chance" men are all broke and the
"science" men have got the money.
It Is the deliberate opinion of this |ury
thai the '■chance" theory concerning
sercti-up Is a pernicious doctrine and
calculated In Inflict untold suffering
ami pecuniary loss upon any community thai lakes slock ill it.'"
Woman's World
She  Binds J.  P.   Morgan's    Rare    Edition..
Mixed Metaphor..
' well known bishop, speaking In
the upper house ol Canterbury con
vocation on prayer book revision,
rather sinrthsl some ol his Episcopal
brethren hy declaring, according to the
Church family Newspaper. "We are
noi writing on n clean slate: there Is
s good deal ol grit undei the door."
No  Wonder.
"My husband hns never spoken s
rross wura to me,"
"Von lucky wuinnii! flow long Unve
you been married ("
-Nuiiny two weeks,"—Chicago Itec
ord Herald.
■■ »w»iv» ..„...». ||iay    |ie  0pen    letters   or  read    his
The horns ol tbe African rhinoceros | bpeeclt, and if he indulges in tedium
repetition he may be admonished hy
the Speaker if any common informer
puts  the  law   in   motion.
No   eating   is   permitted   from   the
benches,   th.itigli   much   hilarity   was
calised by a member, during an all-
night  sitting  some  years  ago,   being
i discovered   bv   the   chairman   (coding
ns many ot  the ancient poisons were   gimiself with jam-puffs out of a paper
j snmetln.es grow to the length ot four
j feet, In olden times rhinoceros Bonis
were employed for drinking cups Of
royal pprsonnges. , the notion being
that poison put Into them would show
1 Itself by bubbling. There may bave
been some truth In the Iden, Inasmuch
oclds. and these fields would decoiu
pose the horny material very quickly,
—London lelegraph.
When he wus informed of the irre-
(Hilarity, he replied: "I thought that
we  were on u Cuminillee uf Supply!"
Llltlo Jack Horner sat In y corner,
lSatlng Ills dally  luriv'li.
He looked at the crowd,
And he .snorted nut  loud.
"I'ttl the only kuoU boy In the ounch!"
And They Want to Vote.
First Society iVoinuu—I want lo wire
i my broker to buy me some slock. How
j would you word that sort of IhingV
1 Second Society Wo.uan-'i'ell lilm td
! buy li uf Hie lowest market price or
I less.-Life.
She It seems to me nn though we
hnd met somewhere before. He—Im
pojsiiiie, frAillotn, else I sli'itrd ftnvv
fallen In ime with you before I—Kile
gende Blotter	
The Auto Scorcher.
Lawrence Molt, who writes wild
West Canadian stories, tells a yarn
which will be appreciated by motorists. He says we ought not to condemn auto scorchers without hearing
I their side of the s;:eed question.
"Hasty condemnation is always a
; mistake," lie says. "Once on a Cans-
I dian railway, I got off the train for a
I five-minute lunch. 'Ihe man beude
j me wns eating something  in  a great
■ hurry, and when he finished he snap-
; ped at the waiter:
" 'Call that a ham sandwich?    It's
■ the worst I ever tackled.    No taste at
I all   and   so  small   you   could   hardly
,-ee it.'
" 'You've et yer ticket,' said the
waiter. 'This liere's yer bam sandwich.' "
Client-Refore we decide on tbs
bouse my husband asked me lo Inquire
If the district Is at all unhealthy.
House Agent-Er-what Is your hus-
bnnd's profession, madam? Client-
He Is a physician.   House Agent—Hum
Keeps Up Old Custom.
The Duke of Sutherland has live
pipers in Dunrobin Castle, and these
men always announce dinner on the
pipes, mid on conclusion ol the repast,  according to  Highland  fashion,
er-well, I'm afraid truth compel, u.e I """<* ruUnd '! l' fflXne™'6 "'"^^
: various airs and strathspeys.
to admit  that  the district Is not loo
healthy—Loudon Opinion
An  Endurance Test,
"Here   is  on   account  ol  a   remarkable endurance test."
"Umph!    Some couple been rnarrlea
for  fifty  years?" - Birmingham  A«»- ' bBncl»-
Remember  the  Undertaker.
"Plcuse remember the undertaker"
is   inscribed  on   u   collecting box  ut-
tuched   tu   a   Shark,   8 l-'2   feet   lung,   i
rtliicli was wuslied ashore at Sizewefl,   !
Suffnlk,   England,   and   died   un   the   j
Do noi nooustotn yourself to ennshl
er Sent only nn luconventenci». Too
will And It a calamity,- Johnson.
Inside—and Out.
Nurse—You have been badly hurt,
ind I must give you an alcohol rub
Patient—Are you sure l utu nut hurt
InternitllyV-Smurt Set.
The  Doctor.
Brink,    bustling,    clever    courteous,    yet i
Authoritative, condescending.  Kind.
He  brings a  balm  for  human  ache  and
He brings a balm,  but  leaves Q  bill  behind!
— l.lpulncott's.    i
A Monopolist.
The busy bre u store nf sweet
Has long acriiiiiulaleil
No doubt hla proper inte he'll meet
And bo InVestlgatt .1
.»,_.  ' — Washington styr,
About All There la.
"VliTe nre nulv  two things  I don't
like about nn uppei berth "
"And what ure those'/"
"The woodwork yum  bend Is crammed against nud  Ihe  mahogany  wall!
your   feet   cuu't   push   through." - St. j
Louis Slur. I
All In Good Time. I
Champ Clark at  a dinner In Wash
Ington pleaded Indulgence for a some
what rambling speaker.
"He'll arrive," he said. "If you'll give
him lime,    lie Is like Dr. Thirdly.
"Dr    Thirdly   wns   dividing   up   his
sermon   Into   npproprlale   heads   one
Sunday  morning   when a  member ot
the enngregn I Ion shouted Irascibly:
"'Meat, mini:   ilh-e us meat!'
"'Well,' said   Dr,  Thirdly  promptly.
'hold on. then   till I'm dune carving'"
-Pittsburg (iuzelte-Times.
A Steady Watch.
"flenry," snld  Mrs.  Clnnnlp nl  din
net,   looking down  nl   her  watch,  but
speaking  In  Mr, (Jloonlp on  Ihe  other
side of Ihe in hie. "my watch hasn't vn   i
riod ft sii'unit In a week "
"Itemaikllhlel" said Mr flloonlp
"Hu» did yon eel li to vary so littler"
"I broke Ibe mainspring."
True politeness Is itint which when a
mull Is lylne In foil Illld von K1I"W Be
Is lying Impels ynu to listen to Bno ns
thniie.ii noi be|iered him and Impels
him in go on lying ns though be he !
Ileves you believe him - "JTilcagn I'osl
A  Left  Handed One.
He   A   handsome   woman  smiled  nt
me  yesterday.     She-- Well.   It   Is   pussl   l
ble foi even n handsome woman lo
have n sense of the ridiculous. Scrnn
ton Tribune Republican,
A beautiful eye makes =1l«ncp elo
qn»-nt; n kind eye makes contradiction
«n assent: nn enraged eye makes beau
U detui lui'd.   Addison.
In the  Rolij'i.
A man inixiil some strychnine wllh wheat j
And ftd ll lo the lOngllsli sparrows.
S;l!d the cot,  "Wh.il   makes
'nn1 birds iiis'e .mi queoi .'"'
And there wasn't ,i dry eye in the Igloo.   !
—Chicago I'rlbunft    \
Logical   Reascn.
"Why did you, whu are a hypo-
{'hundiiac have so milch faith in due-
"Because I know they're nut such
funis as to IpI a good customer likt
me die."—Cleveland   Leader.
The Grip This Dreadful  Disease Takes
Upon   Its   Victims.
The cniii'se of Ihe ll rend fill disease.
sleeping sickness, Is nn extremely slow
one. The lirsl singe is said 10 last a
year or inure, uud the cinisc of Ihe ills
ease may be In the blood Iuiik before
any symptoms whatever i resent themselves. The | i:l I lull I has occasional
fever: indeed, a disease hitherto culled
Gambia fever llllS recently been recog
ulzed ns the Brsl singe of sleeping
sickness. II Is said Mint Ibe swelling
of the lymphatic glands of ihe neck i--
a clmi'iH'lei'lsllc early symptom. This
was known in |1l>,'! io Ur. VViuterbot
torn, who stiitcs that -lave traders,
recognizing the symptom of n fatal
disease, would uol buy slaves who had
this glandular enlargement. Tile pi
lii'lll feels well aiiil strong ami is iliili
lo go nbmil bis usual uecupullous,
The second stage is indicated by a
distlic t change in the appearance ol
the patient, Ills expression grows
heavy and dull; lie becomes apathetic,
lies around a great deal nud cannol
exert himself. With the progress of
ll.e disease these symptoms become
nun" marked; walking and speech be
come tllflicull nnd finally Impossible
During Ihe Inst week Ihe sufferer lie-
in a slate of complete coma, from
which the illness derives Its name
<)11en during the second stage of the
disease tho brain becomes affected,
and some of Ihe patients try lo run
away Into Ibe forests or swnnips,
where Ihey die of exposure i>r starvation. To prevent ibis ihe relatives of
u sufferer frequently chain bim down
mil 11 the time conies when he can no
longer move—McClure's Magazine.
Some Famous Men of Old.
The "nine worthies" were Joslitin,
David, .Indus Maccabeus. Hector of
Troy, Alexander the Oreat, jtillus
i 'uesar, King Arthur of Hi Italu, Charle
ni.'igne of Prance and fludfrey id Hon
lllon. The list varies somewhat, bin
ibis is the must popular one. The
"seven wise men of Greece" wen Solon. 'I bales. I'lttni 11-. Hi,'-. Clo'lllOlllS,
My sou ami i hellon of Sparta The
supposition K of course, that these
were uol the only wise men In Ureece,
bin tbo wisest.—New York American.
Waiting For H n,
"Yes, nium." said Poi lie Pete us lie
twined an autumn leal through his
buttonhole. "I nui a great lovel ol tin-
romantic. I stupi ed nl dis ; nte because  I  saw d-' si.'ii  -bibwood ' "
"You did:" appraietl Ibe hunsi »Ife,
"Well, there Is a lot ul Idle » \  low n
al Ihe wiiuil pile, .lusl lake iliii ns and
spill  up half a c  nl."   flic ngi   V ns
A Greater Attrcct:on.
Ifeir Harden lu'd ul n Itlei ling nl
(iasleln between William I, nnd I'rnn
els Joseph, The Austrian sovereign
commented liupuilcntlj un the loo
pressing ullciill uis of tbe crowd, "li
won't last lung,' returned bis nll>
soothingly, "Hlsmcrt-k will be heredl
rectly, and Mien r,o i ne will look ui
us."   r.uud ai Spti'tiiior,
We may forglt e Ihnse who born us
We caiin.'i forgive ibuse whom tin
bore,   La Uu 'I ,'i" icuuId.
Possum  In  the  Boycott.
A llltle cold sawdust for breakfast,
A lillle spaghetti ut noon,
A cup ut in,i coffee for supper,
Willi a bun niui maybe a prune,
Thus BOlvlng the htgii cost or living,
Wc lull; wltll the crowd on the street,
Hut privately In our own kitchens
They're busily roasting the meat.
- Baltimore Sun.
Miss MlirgUurlle I .a bey Is ube of the
tew women who huve successfully mustered ibe art uf bookbinding lu Us high
est uud best cxpi'i'-sluu fur len years
Hiss l.nhcy bus devoted oil un average
seven hours ll day to ber profession,
doing ull the work herself nil a vuiinne
from siiirt to finish, not ecu scorning
to apply the edge gliding, really n nep
i unite trade, bill wblcb .Miss l.nhey
thinks Is so poorly done In iniscuuiiiry.
i She has studied binding, cover designing, tooling iiiid edging abroad mi
del' the best masters iu each linllll/l of
the work, and In the libraries ul some
of Ibe must famous book colhslurs ill
America are 10 be found occupying
places of honor on ihe shelves exquisite
examples of this young woiniiu's buok-
for .1 I'lcrponl Morgan. Hint prince
iimniig   bibliographers, she has   hound
I but I. modern books and Incunabula.
Among the latter are books printed by
lilchiird PI..son, Llelilerrherg nnd William faslun. Last year Miss l.nhey
liiul ihe pleasure ol binding for Mr.
Mnrgnll Clixlon's "Siege nf Troy." HT'2.
Hie Ill's! buuk printed iu English und
the only perfect copy in exl-leiue ll
is valued nl Ihe tundeSt sum ol {4)1.000.
The Wedding Ring Finger.
The third linger ul the left bund hn*
from long usage been consecrated to
the wedding ring This usage comes
from un ancient belief Unit from this
linger a nerve went direct III the lliyrt.
So completely was Ihls fanciful piece
of physiology collided In by Ihe Greeks
a ml Romans that this wus termed, even
by their physicians, "the healing linger."     It   was  used  to slir  their  mix-
1 lures from a  notion that nothing pill-
| .-munis or harmful could comiuuTiiciite
with it without its giving Immediate
warning by n palpitation of the Heart,
says ibe  Indianapolis News     This su-
I pcrsiiiioii yet prevails lo a considerable extent among the country people
ul western Europe. Together with this
Is the belief even more widely current
lhat the wedding ring will promptly
remove warts and oilier excrescences if
Ihey are rubbed wltll It.
As n gift of Ime or sign of betrothal
rings were in use in undent Egypt
nud in Assyria, The .lews from a remote nge have made the ring n most
important feature of betrothal and In
ll.e marriage ceremony, According to
the Jewish law, il was necessary thut
this ring should bo ol value.
It is therefore exumined and certified by ihe tililt-laling rabbi and chief
1 Ollicers of the synagogue when It Is
received from the bridegroom, whose
absolute properly it must be nud not
obtained on crcdll or by gift. There
was ihen. as now. an exchange of
rings between Jewish contracting pur-
ties Shakespeare recalls this custom
most sympathetically when Shylock,
Informed thai bis daughter Jessica has
given ii ring for u monkey, exclaims
with nn outburst of grief and anger:
"It was my turquolsel 1 had it ol my
Lou I. when a bachelor, I would not
have given It for a wilderness of monkeys!" 	
Only Women  In  This Orchestra.
A woman's orchestra, named the
Orchestra Eeniiun. with Mr. Siegfried
U ci ■'it-iin as conductor, Is tbe luiest
Loudon novelty. Mr. Werlbelin has
been working for a long lime gathering
ins forces together, for be decided that
ii should be an nil British Instltuiloii,
11,ml now he appears lo have succeeded.
lie has gut together forty women, w.
. i \ one of whom is capable ol playing
solo parts. Mi. Wertlieluiconieiidsiii.it
ui ihe course oi Ills search he bus com*)
across sumo real-"discoveries."
Hitherto iu the case ol such Inslrtl.
incuts us the oboe. Iia-suiui. Irombmis
i ,i    ihe   hem lor    wind    llislrumi ids
there have been'nn women exponents
il  i cm   high iiink    Mr.  Werlbeiiii lias
illsenvcri'd English players ol such in-
«lr Mils   who  ure gold   nndulisis of
l.i ■ di n, Purls ami Rrnssels,
The only feature about the porfurm-
.in. "i ihe Orchestra l'emlmi lhat will
a,il be all Hrlllsh will he ihe music,
ill Wci'ihi'lin shrugs his chniililers at
that Idea Ills Is lo be a high class or.
ibi'slra, nnd so be mnsi rely on foreign
pruiluce im bii programs, though pop-
iIni music ol English make will not be
excliiib d
Ho Was Wi:-e.
Sllss Junes lluw old would a per
•on born i:i 18110 be?
The Kid forty-flue, if yer tnlkln'
about men. You'll have lo ask somebody else If yer lulklif about de In-
dies, -New Yuri; Journal.
Zona Gale a Suffragette.
Zona Gale, Ibe distinguished author,
l»  no.one  the  active  workers  In  the
woman   suffrage   campaign   uuw   In
irngrcss In Wisconsin.
Try   This   on   Your  Clavier.
[Meal   will   be  cheaper  in   th. spring ,
Nevs Item.J
The prices thai  bloom In tbe spring,
Tin in.
Have nothing to do with the caa..
Tbe pi ices ol .very old thing,
Tra  la.
An- ill  ci ihe purse of n king.
Tra la,
So now Is llie lime to erase-
Right now I. ihe time lo erase
Ami  that's  what   we  mean   when   we snjr
or we sing.
"Oh. bother the prices thai  bloom In tit.
Tra In In In la la.
Tra l.i lu in la la.
I  The prices that bloom lo the spring!
Pilgrim Joe Has a Cure All With
Unique Features.
Customer's Picture Can Be Placed on
the Remedy, Which Can Thus Be
Used to Adorn the Wall After It Has
Served Its Original Purpose.
[Copyright,   1U11,   by  Associated  Literary
IRKtJ   to  uuuouuee   to  the  public
Hint   1   bine   bit   it  again.     Tor
years   and   years   1   have   been
striving lo Invent a remedy that
could   be   applied   externally   nnd  yet
effect a certain cure for must uf tbe
uiimeuts of mankind.
Wilb my well known remedies already on the market I have mnde tens
of thousands happy, but it was not
enough There is general complaint
that iu tbe cr.se of Internal remedies
It takes up ti 0 much valuable time to
draw the cork from a bottle, get a
tciispoon nnd water and then lick the
s|iooii and put It away again. This
delay bus cost the lives of thousands.
but not ijnolber life need be sacrificed
I nuw present the suffering public
with I'llgrlm .lues Percolated and
Punctuated sure Thing Porous Plaster
II Is to be applied externally, You
can't take It Internally If you try ever
so bard     No mure gelling up at lold
night and taking carbolic acid In mis
take for cough medicine and waking
upon the shining shore next morning
These plasters are mode square, cir
cular und three cornered und in twelve
different sizes. Stick them ou any
where, frum ihe back of the neck lo
tbe sole of tbe foot.
Colored Porous Plasters.
The only porous plasters ever iureut
ed by man of more than one color.
The bucks of my Percolated and l'tinc
tunted ure white, red, blue, chocolate,
greeu, pink uud peach. Every oue Is
an ornuraeut, and for that aloue are
worth tbe money.
As soon us 1 cun come across n first
class artist out of a Job 1 shall ar- !
range to have the back of some of
these plasters landscaped. There will
be views along tbe Hudson, views lu
the Yosemlte, views in the Rocky I
mouutuins. No use intending picture
shows when you have a rnovlug view
between your shoulders.
Any person ordering a dozen of the i
P. & P. can have his portrait painted
on the bucks without, extra costs
They thus cure themselves of their ail
meuts and encourage art at tbe same
The face of these plasters must be
gently warmed to bring out the properties before applying to the body. As
Boon as the beat touches It seven different Ingredients are ready to begin
their work of curing you. No grated
horseradish used to get up a sumrty
sensation. No carpet tacks to make
you think you are being cured on the
No Alcohol In Them.
^Examined by the pure food and drug
commission, the verdict was: "We find
no alcohol here to get up a false plitu-
tilunt and make n dying mau thiuk
he can go out und boe corn when he
should be making his will nud bidding
his inolborin-lnw goodby."
One plnatcr does the business for a
year. If you stick on more your heels
will be lifted from the ground, nnd
your exultation will be misconstrued
by Ihe police.
My advice Is lo put the plasters
between the shoulders, but If any
other spot Is more convenient lolls it
It begins Its work ns soon as It touch
es the flesh. You feel u warm glow
^tooling over yon. the suiue ns If your
father inlaw wns boarding ynu for
nothltig und giving you pool i itiney ex
Your heiidmhe disappears In Ave
minutes. Von throw nway j'.nr dys
pepsin millets in ten in fifteen you
are asking yourself If you are yuu
If you have been disappointed In
love. If yuu bine lust your all. If you
huve been divorced, If yuu have a law
suit on hiinil. il yon ore a theatrical
manager and it has ruined every blam
ed night for three straight weeks-
If Ibe doctor says your heart is weak.
If the X ray shows that yon bnve swallowed   half   a   dozen   pencil   stnnes.   il
you tumbled lulu bed wllh a groan and i
woke up wilh n grunt—
If you   wish yon   were deud.  If you
wobder   why  you   were  born,   if you j
carry a razor lu each pocket and liud
yourself smiting at the Idea or lopping
your head off. if Ihe horse you bet on j
comes In leu Hi. If—
Color to Match Complexion.
But say  no more    Go lo the ueares:  I
druggist,  make bim swear lhat be i
resp K-tiible.  uud  then   buy  a  Pilgrii   I
,loe Percolated uud Punctuated Poroc
Plaster.   Select tbe color thut matcbi
your hair and eyes.    If you are bak   I
headed and have only one eye. sin.
that  one  and   leave  the selection   t
chance.   (Io home and apply at once.
In all other porous plasters you line
to hire u second persou lo stick then
un.    This  not only  entails addltloun
| expense, but the porous plaster stick
ers have now formed a uniou and madi
tbe limit six hours a day. In tbe ease
of uiy P. & P. plasters you pin them
to the wall and back up to them, mil
the ihing is dune lion't remove ihem
When ihey are no longer of use tbet
will glide on" nod be fouud on the
floor in the moruuig     I  may urruugc
i later on to allow a price for old plus
ters to those who buy uew ones, ib"
same us in the phi no trade, but have
not decided as yet. An old one with
your  ponrnlt   on   Ibe   back   will   look
! well framed nnd hung ou Ihe wall.
Take uu medicine of uny kind while
| wearing a   P   St  P.    Ilon't call u doc-
| lor-don't   even   bow   to   one   on   the
I street. Make no change In your diet.
If you love pork and beniis have them
three times a day If you are in the
habit of running mil nights keep it up
; .lust go right along about your business and leave your case iu my hands
j 1 was burn with n fatherly and mother
ly feeling toward ihe public.
No  Scratching  Against  Wall.
One or the i ulles of the P. & P
plui » rs is lhat the wearer doesn't give
himself a wuy. He hasn't got to .buck
up to il Willi every few minutes tu rub
' his bin k. and he cuu go all day wilh
>>i,t hiring a siiiin man to use u curry
comb between lbs shoulders. This
' alone is worth three times the price
of the plaster Itself, the universal price
of which is l.'i ■ cms The material is
so strong tlinl there Is practically nn
wear out to il Twenty of Ihe discarded plasters sewed together will
make n nice leni  fur the lawn.
I have solicited no testimonials, but
thousands of grateful people are writing and telegraphing ine They have
found ibe W & I' plasters such u
blessing thai they want tile whole
world lo know uf ihem The following ure selected III  random:
"A council of doctors said that both
my lungs were gone. I bought one of
your P .V- P, plasters, and within a
week 1 wns blowing Bround llhlilll Ihe
turill In such ii voice that I could be
heard a mile away "
"I am a wife n nd forty years old One
of yniir plasters bus cured me of Jealousy and hysterics. 1 no longer cure
a cent whclher my husband comes
home ut ll o'clock ill the eveuing or at
2 o'clock In the morning."
Prevented a  Suicide.
"I was iihoiu to commit suicide by
bunging, baring been told that I must
die anyhow with cancer. A small boy
came running with oue of your piasters, und I chipped It on. No more
suicide, nnd cancer all gone. Let the
whole world know IL"
"Had catarrh, lumbago, nighl sweats.
liver complaint uud pleurisy for fourteen years, Wore one of'your plasters for four days and tben licked the
biggest cop on the force."
"Ilnd been so despondent for fifty
years that my wife expected to Hnd
me banging to tbe bedpost every morning. Despondency all gone. Ope of
your plasters did IL Have taken a
Job nt a dollar a day and am making
the fur fly."
"Old maid - homely - dlscouraged-
'nolhing in life ror me. Bought and
wore one of your plasters for n week
and nm now engaged to the Jim-dandiest man In Ihe town. Don't publish
this There nre thirty oilier old maids
In this town, and I'll be hanged If 1
want to put tbetn on to a good thing"
TH£ UA5lO.-vl.iT CHIEF.
The' Threepenny Doctor
Seven thousand people recently assembled to give Or Jelly, the threepenny doctor of Homerton, a rousing
"send off" on the occasion of his marriage, l-'ur Dr Jelly is one of the uius;
popular men in that part of London
Fur seventeen years he has worked
Utnong Ihem. To quote his own words.
"Ihey nave given uie of tne.r be.-,,,
and 1 have cnarged them for advice
uml medicine at tiie lowest possible
rale, 1 did not fix on threepenny and
fourpenny and sixpenny fees because
i saw good business Li it. I did so
because 1 felt thut these sums represented what one guinea and five
guinea fees would m an to others; ami
I huve been surprisingly rewarded,
lor my income runs into about $5,000
» year. I Bee as many as 100 and 150
patients u day. On one or two occasion.-, when children's troubles have
been rather prevalent in tiie district,
1 have treated us many as 300 in one
day, ami my hardest working duys
have been the happiest."
Publican's Pride,
'lba St. l.cger (pronounced Sellerger)
at Doncaster, is the great race of the
year to sporting Yorkshiremen. Sir
i'atton Sykes, tne first, father of tin-
present baronet, is said to have seen
seventy-s'x S . Legeii, the lust being i.i
18(31. just fifty yen's ago, A stranger
once in Doncaster during the races
asked a landlord whnl there was worth
seeing. "Iiust seen Sir Tutton?" queried Boniface. "Uh, yes." was the reply. "And hast seen V.ilti:-" (Vnlti-
getir, u popular Yorkshire horse, winner in 1S5U). "I have," replied the
guest. "Then," said the landlord, with
a sigh, "there's ..aught else worth
troubling about."
One Man Power.
In n speech at Denver N. C. Goodwin once remarked ou the small means
Wherewith Washington hud achieved
such great ends
"When   I   think,"  said   Goodwin,  "uf
Washington's   terrible   handicap   my
mind goes buck to the town of Nola
"An nclor miiuuger was to appear
for one nighl iu Nuln Cbiicky. aud accordingly be wired ibe proprietor of
the Nola Clunky Opera House:
" 'Will hoid rehearsal tomorrow noon.
Have stage iiiumigur, singe carpenter,
property man nnd assistant chief eleo
Irichni and nil Ihe singe bunds at theater prompt to hour.
"He received this telegram In reply:
" 'He will be there.' "-Washington
Mere Guesses.
A suffragette
May light and light
And si III louk under
The bed ill night.
—Birmingham Age-Herald.
Pot If she found
A burglar Ibere
She'd > unit liiin out
And pull bis hair.
-nusloo Transcript.
Anil while she bad
The robber's goat
She'd make the lad
1-leuse his vote,
— Youngslown Telegram.
Or mnyhe she.
Willi courage grim.
Would pause to make
A speech  lo him
—Clllcugu Record Herald.
S'-.;lcri  of  the  Characteristics  of   Mr.
Bonar   Law.
Randal Charlton in The London
Dally Graphic has this to say ol the
Canadian who succeeds Hun. A. .1.
Balfour a~ leader of the Unionist
patty in England:
Mr. Bonar Law is the man oi fact.
and figures. Hi thinks in statistics;
his mind is u perfect storehouse of
' I stifled information. He is a per-
-, n of very sober substance; he unit rstands the application of logical
principles to discursive reasoning. He
i- one of tlm ablest, ii not the very
ablest, of tariff i'-ioriii advocates now
before the country, und incidentally
he is one of the chief hopes of Tory
Di moeracy.
II the outward semblance of n man
may be accepted as any sign of bis
intellectual condition it would seem
that Mr. Bonar Law's load ut knowledge weighs upon him a little heavily". The furrowed brow, the stern
mouth with its heavy moustache, the
rath t tired, at times openly con-
temptuous eye.-, the general expres.
sioii "1 inexpressive fixity, tend to
give the man a certain appearance ol
dourness. One imagines him to b'
impatient of florid arguments, oi filigree emotions, of operatic oratory,
and if this i- so he must have been
sadly soured by the luetics employed
by certain of iiis opponents in their
efforts to destroy the impression ere.
ated by his carefully tubulated and
precisely defined presentations ol the
case for fiscal reform. He has plenty
ol force, a hard force, u grinding force.
that demolishes trumpery arguments
nml specious pretentions with k Here
and even hitler Irony. He Is very resentful ol cheap catch phrases which
are set into circulation (or parly put-
poa is. II ■ Is pre-eminently a thinking man, and his one desire Is lo make
his audiences think; to secure their
support for his proposals by ,-t inu'ui-
ing th.-ii- mental outlo ik, He wi.il have
no truck with the emotional p.spects
of a case, with highly-colored phrases,
with (i ry incil m ints to class hatred
or passion. He will never compromise,
never affect a character for the pur-
pus:'.- of the moment.
FiT.nkly scornful of all such designs,
he is never [earful of ru'lling an audience's temp r in ju.-l the same way
as he was never fearful of ruffling the
temper of n huge radical majority
which dominated the House of Commons in tii" late Parliament. He will
always speak what is in his mind in
coldly clear. <! liberata outspoken
ness. He he- all the armory oi solid
logic at his command, and hns no
need to fear an inability to give his
views complete and satisfactory expression.
His effect noon an audience is very
curious. Unless the m- eting is at the
mercy of organized rowdyism he will
always command a hearing, and generally a utiiet hearing, no matter whit
may'b- the shad- of political opinion
owned by the majority ul his hearers.
They listen rath r than cheer, they
are intent on following the several
channels of argument. He insists that
his hearers shall think, and some of
them (rom loose habits of thought and
an intimate acquaintance with orates
whose chief as'set is an exceptional
talent for vagu • generalizations and
windy rhetoric, find the process just
as difficult as novel. But he is always quick to perceive when a point
has not been properly assimilated, and
he will pause and torce it home with
all the strength of graphic illustration. .
He is essentially a man ol business,
a mini of affairs, a man of commercial
propositions. And his very contemptuous disregard for all the arts and
crafts uf popular posturing and spangled speech, his reserve, his reticent,
his admirably governed and strictly
disciplined mental forces are all at
tributes that tend to establish him
as a tower of strength in our modern
politics. He is one of the gi-ut guni
iu the Unionist artillery; he carries
the heaviest ammunition and he never
hesitates to discharge his shells into
that place of battle where the enemy
are most deeply entrenched, most
strongly flanked, must sturdily disposed. He is a man of iron in politico!
controversy, a man of the highest
mental gifts, of the deepest und most
perfectly  assimilated knowledge.
Bad Year For Cupid?
Is 1911 an unlucky year for lover-*?
The query is suggested by the unusual
number of sociaty engagements broken
during this year.    In the first thiv
, weeks  of January  five  shattered  rn-
! mances  were  recorded  in  the  social
' columns.    After    that    the   epidemic
waned until September, when it "recrudesced"  with   increased  virulence.
! There   were -no   lewer  than  eight   of
those    sinister    announcements    that
' "the marriage  between   and ——■
j will  not   take place,"  and people are
j asking each other what  it means.
Of course the matches declared
! "off" concern families of some social
i distinction, who do not usually mix
( themselves up in breach of promise
I cases, so thut the reasons for so much
blighting of young lives will never be
I generally  known.
Texas   Girl   Paints   Her
Way      to      High      Art.
Photo by American Press Association.
I Miss Madge Claiborne, u pretty Texas girl, bus lilt upon an odd and unusual way of Burning a livelihood. She
paints street signs. Any fair day she
may  be seen gowned  In u  neat  shirt
, waist, tailored skirt and sailor lint on
I the streets of New York city painting
signs for a large advertising linn that
advertises everything frum straight
front corsets to plug cut tobacco.
Miss Claiborne comes from a noted
southern family. A great-grandfather
of hers, though a Virginian by birth,
j was a  governor of  Louisiana.    This
i sign painting work was takeu lip by
Miss Clnlborne ns a means to un nr
tistlc end. Being convinced that she
could paint big billboards as well us a
lii.ln. she applied fur the Job and got It.
This plucky young woman bus dune
some very creditable miniature studies
and   Is   ambitious   of   making   this
; brunch of art her life work.
Speaking of sign palming. Miss
Claiborne^„i;,.s it Is no more tlreaome
than standing nil day hi hind a count;!
waiting on customers, and, besides, it
i has Ibe advantage of being nn tint-
door occupation and much more healthful than shut-in work.
Wheu asked If her work subjected
ber to annoying notoriety, she replied:
; "Once lu awhile sumo 'sinarly' Comes
nlung and says something that makes
tiie want to Jump down uud wring bis
I neck, und maybe I'll do it some day.
but I try to curb myself and keep my
' mind on my work.   There is one ud-
: vantage—l can I urn my buck on thu
crowds while I  paint."
Apropos   of   the   suffrage   question,
j Miss Claiborne thinks Hint it has raised the iutellccliial status of women,
but she is nut sure ihey need the
Reporter's   Brilliant  Fiction   Met
With Its Just R •». J.
Edward Whymper, who iITSd recent-
...• in Switzerland, was the greatest
mountain-climber of bis generation,
and also one of the most choleric ol
old gentlemen. He was ti.; first man
to climb the Matterburn, ami he was
; the eonquerer of peaks in all pai-t3 of
, the world; and in manner he partook
of the hardness ar.d inaccessibility of
thos i granite tops.
Five   or   six   years   ago   Edward
; Whymper was in Montreal, on his
way back to England, after some
climbing in the Canadian Rockies. At
tiie hotel he complained of the telephone in his room. He did not wish
to be bothered by these new-fangled
inventions, and be expressed his
opinion of them in terms of pictur-
esque lucidity.   He ordered the 'phone
j to be taken out. This the management   refused  to  do.    Ihen   be  gave
i directions thut he was not to be culled up on it. Of course, the "hello"
girl  forgot,  avd  rang  the  bell.     Did
■ .Mr. Whymper complain? No, Mr.
Wliynr, or simply pulled the telephone
off the wall, and threw it out in
the corridor.    Mr. Whymper was not
; only choloric, but also unusually tnus-
: cular.
Shortly lifter this incident u bright
young man who wns "doing the lintels" for a Montreal evening paper,
threw u professional eye on the register.
"Edward Whymper- who is lief"
"Mountain climber," said the clerk,
"also a grouch."
"Oh, that's all right—they ull like
lu be Interviewed just the same," and
the bright young man started (or the
telephone booth,
"No, "'ou don't." said the clerk,
"you'll have to go to his ro un. He
threw the telephone out."
So the bright young man went to
his room and knocked.
"What do you want?" roared a gruff
i voice.
"Reporter," inured the young man
The dour was grudgingly opened, a
leonine head glowered upon the scribe,
the duor wus opened a little wider,
und the reporter walked in.
"I'm a  representative of the ,"
he explained in his must taking way,
I "and  I  thought you  might favor us
with  n little talk  on  mountains you
have  climbed.   You  know there  is it
great deal nf interest in—."
"Who sent you up here?" growled
, the   veteran   climber.
'     A bright idea occurred to the reporter.    The  name  of  George  Hum  is h
, sort  of "open  sesame"  with  all  who
' travel   in   Canada,    Of   course,   Mr,
Whymper  knew   Mr.   Hani;   and,   of
j course, he wus a friend of Mr. Hum's.
' To know Mr.  Hum  and be  anything
else   it  a  moral   impossibility.    Why
'. not use Mr.  Ham's name?   Good old
■ George would stand for it.
"1 was just speaking to Mr. George
Ham.  of  the   C.P.R.,     he  explained
glibly,  "and   he  mentioned  the  fact
j thut you were ill t iwn, and said thut
! you  would—."
i ' But lie got no farther. Mr. Whym-
1 per jumped to his feet, and threw
! the door open wide.
"Get out of my renin, sir." be thun-
| dered, "get out of my room! You're a
I liar, sir, u liar! 1 have been trying
! to get Mr. Han. all morning, sir, and
; he is not yet hack from a trip to
the coast. He won't be in till to-mor-
| row.     Get out,   sir!"
And the reporter got.
A Good Lawyer.
It is said that Miss Christabel
Pankhurst took up the cause uf woman suffrage i" England because she
wus not allowed to practice law, although she had puss d successfully
nil the examinations. She has proved
so successful as a leader In ihe -uf-
frage movement that -h- wnul I no
il'iube iiiake un excellent lawyer.
Kuehne   Beveridge   In   Munich.
Miss Kuehne Beveridge. Ihe talented
I American   sculptress   who   created   a
sensation al Leipzig not long ago with
' some passionate groups, has completed
j.it Munich the bust of Prince I.ud-vig
] Kerdiniind of  Bnvnria.  for  which  the
prince bus been sltilng to ber.
In addition she lias finished a statue
of Amfortas, Hie  keeper of  ihe  Holy
Grail, which Munich critics declare to
j be ber best work.   The mudl'l fur the
statue was  Clarence   Whitelilll  nf the
Metropolitan  Opera.  New   Viirk,  who
created the rule of Auifiil'lus lu  Wag
: ner's  "Parsifal"  III  America  and   lias
I also sung the part In Buirouth.
j    Writing   of   the   statue,   a    Munich
critic says:
•'The conception Is simple and yet
powerful; it is dramatic and jet cle-
glno-tbe hands alone would make Ihls
work remarkable. 'Ihey are Ihe hands
of ii strung 111IIn mid a gentle man;
ihey ure wasted by sufTer'tig almost to
emaciation, but llielr beauty of Hue
, mil character remains."
Miner and  Mayor.
The new Mayor of Mansfield, Eng„
I will   be  Councillor  Thomas   Hall,   a
i miner, who has been lor seme years
' a member of the municipality,   He ii
u Liberal and u strong trade unionist,
and  a  tew  years  ago  was  elected  s
justice of the peace.   The mayor-elect
is employed as a check-weigher ai the
Pleasfey' Colliery.
Men's Women.
Ellen Terry says in her lecture on
Shakespeare's women thut when man
writers draw a food woman they draw
a silly one. Helena in "All's Well
That Ends Well," and Julia in "Two
Gentlemen of Verona" she character'
iaes as doormat women. Miss Terry
considers Imogen the loveliest of the
characters oi  Shakespeare.
He Tried  Himself.
A good siury is told o( a former
magistrate of Winnipeg, who arralnged
nimself in his own court upon Ihe
churgc of being drunk and dis rderly,
I ..ml dancing un Indian snake dance In
u public tiioroughfafeP
'I lie magistrate took his sent and
1 rappi d (or order. Then he call idi
"Juiiii Blank, stand up!"
Tin magistrate stood up. Then !.■•
solemnly tii d hints li fi r b ing drunk
und disorderly; und fined himself yiu
h.r it,
"But," said Magistrate Blank, addressing liiius'll, "fur twenty years
you have b on u saber and   respected
citizen of  the community.    In con-
sid 'ration of that twenty y, urs of good
conduct l  will remit the line;"
A burst of applause was sternly re-
| pressed  by  the  usher,  and  tha next
| case  v.jis  called.
Land Vacant Sixty Years.
|     For the Inst sixty years a piece of
land  situated  in  the  best  residential
: section of St. Thomas, Out., has been
lying without building or tenants ow-
' ing tu the fact that a clear title could
i not be secured.   The ownership of this
. property was decided out of court. The
: original owner, Rev. John Mclntyre,
| emigrated  to    Australia   some   sixty
I years ago. having raised the money
by placing a mortgage to his brother,
■ the   late   Archibald   Mclntyre  of  St.
Thomas, who fenced the property and
1 paid   the   tuxes   U' til   his   death,   IS
'; years ago.   Since that time the taxes
have been paid by his heirs.
No  communications   had   been   received from the descendants of Rev. .1.
i Mclntyre  in  Australia for 40 years.
As   the   heirs   of   the   lute   Archibald
i Mclntyre wished  to get a  title, they
| applied to the commissioners at Ot-
J tawa  three  years  ago for  a  deed  as
t '.he mortgage had  been destroyed by
j fire.   On the day the deed arrived a
i claim was put in to get possession of
the   property,   which   had   just   been
' sold  for $8.uC0, which Will be equally
A Statesman's Son.
Capt. Walter Long. A.D.C, to His
Royal Hi.lines the Governor General,
is thirty-two years old, and has had
a brilliant career in the army. He
•-.erved throughout the South African
war. wn- frequently mentioned in de-
' 3nnt?hea, art! rceived the D.S.O.
Capt.  Lung is the eldest son of the
! IU, Hon. Walter Hume Long, who has
' held many high Cabinet offices, including that of (heif Secretary for
Ireland, and who was one of the.three
; in Ihe running, the other day, for Mr.
Balfour's lute position. Like his distinguished father—who is the idol of
the squires ami yeomen of England —
Capt. Long excel, iii field sports ol
ull kinds. He is a good polo and cricket player, an excellent shot, und a
1 keen cross-country ri 'er. Fur three
years he discharged the arduous duties of adjutant o! that famous regi-
j merit, the Scots  ('revs—Toronto Star
1 Weekly.
Special    Sa'e   For   Them   on
H.M.S.   Medina.
T,vo crowns, to be worn by tin
King-Emperor ...id the Queen-£mpress
in the ceremonial of the Delhi Durbar
have been included among the stab
jewels to be tak;n to India in the custody of a special official, the Keep-r nl
the Jewel.-, who has a cabin set a-id,
for his u=<j in H.M.S. Medina.
The King's crown for the Durbar Is
one specially made—a crown of India
Tiie Queen will wear her eoron.itioi
crown of diamonds, the magnificen!
specimen ul the jeweler's ari which
was prepared for her crowning ai
Westminster Abbsy. In the forefront
nf the diadem the Koh-i-noor diamond
blares, so that Ihe use of the crown ui
the Durbar will be particularly hap
py. This crown is not kept with tin-
regal ia in the Tower of London. Leg
end has said of the Ktih-i-noor thai
it brings the smiles of good fortlllli
(or a full lifetime upon the woinai
who wears it, but thut it is n gem ol
ill-omen for a man.
The robes which the Queen intend.-
to wear in the Durbar ceremonial an
those she wore at her coronation
slightly altered and made lighter ii
con-iileriitinn of the heat which will
have to he borne at Delhi.
The Queen's private jewels, and tic
priceless jeweled urders to III
by Their Majesties upon ocen
of state, also form port of tin
Immensely valuable collection in Uu
care uf the Keeper ol the Jewels ii
the Medina. One particularly notabli
ornament to be worn by the Queen nl
the Durbar will be a lotus flower n'
diamonds, arid another will be a mug
nlrlcent pearl necklace,
Twenty-four silver trumpets, to h
used by the state trumpeters - win
will, with their fanfares, herald lh-
Durbar proclamation of ill ■ King Eu
peror—have been made by Messrs. II
Potter it Co, of Loudon. Each of 111 'Si
trumpets Is worth $U'0. The banner-
fur them am being manufactured it
India, and after the trumpets liaVi
been used Ihey will he kept as sen
Venirs Of Ihe gr-ut day. The King wit
have one, and so will the viceroy, and
others will be given to other distill
guished people.
As a religious ceremon'.al ol thi
crowning does not form curl of tin
Dutbar there is no need to move any
of the Instruments ol the actual coro'
nation from their resting plac ■ ii
the Watefield Tower of lb* Tower o-
London In connection wl'.h the sat
keeping of the regalia iu the Tower ii
Is inte'esting to recall that befort
the Wu.';eli'.'ld Tower was recently ul
terral ind mad.' absolutely burglar
proof, in oil passage was found leading I'roTi the tower to St. Thomas
Tower, which faces the river front
It /-as discovered that ii would hnvf
been pissliile for a burglar, by tin
collusion ol a servant, to obtain entry
througl' St Thomas' Towi r into tin
old pas age and so into tie Wak 'field
If the burglar hud mad' Irs entry
i-tler lb' olising hour on S'uurday hi
would nave had ull Satu 'day nigh;
and Su iday to work urldUturbed al
the locks of the iron cases holding lie.
regalia. This condition of things war
realized win u a thorough examination
was nia-le of the Wakefield Tower lifter the 'heft of the Dublin crown jewels. A tcrations were made tmmedl
ately, The passage was cone away
with aid the regalia room in thi
Waketle d Tower was immensely
strengthened with a thicl concreti
Hour, fresh ourglar alarms, snd a new
grill in   ion; of the jewels.
It li Hardy, Prolific, a Wonderful Cattle Food and Good  For Humar.i.
In oue of the most inleresllng ot
Ihe always Instructive bulletins sent
out by tbe Dnlted States department
of agriculture the extension of sorghum
growing Is urged by Cnrlelon It, Ball,
one of Uncle Sum's first agronomists.
"It is only thirty-five years," he says,
"since the flrst grain sorghums were
Introduced Into Ihe Dnlted States. It
Is only twenty years since any of thcui
have become crops of recognized Importance. Although grain producing
varieties bud probably beeu Introduced
from time to time since the early
colonial days, none bad remained In
"The first permanent Introductions
were tbe two durrns, brown ilurru and
while dtirra, which reached California In 1S74 under the names 'brown
Egyptian coru' and 'while Egyptian
corn.' On account of Its enrliuess and
drought resistance tbo while variety
became popular in the cenirul plains
legion during two different seres ul
dry years. The first was frum is.so toi
ISS4, when It was kiinwn as 'rice curn.'
"Meal made from the grulii sorghums, ground locally, is uot infr*-
quently used In ihe making of bailer
cukes and similar articles on the farm.
Tbo g'.neiiii testimony Is that these
are delicious in quality. Sumo experiments nre now being conducted lu u
small wuy to determine the vnlue ot
the menl for mure extended use.
There seems llltle reason why when
properly milled It should not be uvnI
in much iho sumo manner ns corn-
meal, Throughout Africa, ludin uud
the other purls of southern uud eust-
em Asia, where these crops are largely grown, they are not only commonly used as human food, but In many
countries they furnish the chief article of diet.
"The advantages of pure crops nre
many and easily seen. Pure varieties
ure most likely to be uniform In Height
B -fore
| Kimberl
a profitd
quenlly I
the   thie
is a tvpi
A nati
found  a
a  batter
type, wi
by the I
a piece
the outs.
the mini1
i first thr
! The  ord
i The boy
| to his qi
! ly cluing
! fir recei-
' ran in s
Cle/er  Diamond Thief.
th" amalgamation of tin
\v   mines    iu    South   Africa
stetling was an exciting aim
hie industry, and not infre-
!, dark tragedy. Natives were
es   and   white   men   the   re-
mil both acquired amazing
■■s  it   evading justice.    Here
al instance:
V at the Kimberley mine
line stone. He wns wearing
'd iliiuch hut of the Alpine
•h a pronounced cleft formed
,vo sides oi the c.'uwn. With
"f lut he stuck the stone to
de of the crown.   On leaving
nller his day's work the hoy
I h'mself lo the usual search.
wh*g his hat on the ground
•nl  was   successfully  passed,
replace his hat and curried
iiirt-rs n stone lhat eventual'
id hands f ir $4,500. The Kaf-
•ed only $G0 for the risk he
ealing the diamond,
Afraid to  Fight.
Mrs. .lames-My husband and I have
never had a quarrel In all uur married
Mrs. Frank. Yes Kveryhody said
when you married him that he wmi'd
be afraid to say Ids soul wus his uwu-
Chlladelpbla Telegraph
The Modei-n Version.
Jack Spratt coutil play no luulse; bis wife
could play no itulf
So   Jack   apenl    hours   in   liis   proilieloua
taekH of leeiriK off
Ilia wife al   Urtdso  Would  win parti  pri'/.p.
and so they bail on cure.
Which   really   helped   in   udv.u timnis   tills
congenial pair.
Romance of Self-Help.
The romantic career of Sir William
Hall Jones—who is retiring from Lie
High Cuiiiinissioneiship of New Zeu
laud—is an example of what hard
work can do. He was born in Folkestone, where his father was u carver
and turner in quite a small way.
When he left Bchool he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker in London,
mil nis health broke down, and the
doctors advised him to emigrate lo
New Zealand to save his life, There
he work J as a carpenter, and eventu-
■i ly catered Pnrhament, where he
greatly distinguished himself us a
membel of the lata "Dick" SaUou's
Livinrj Up to His Ad.
"(JtleSH I'll bib b up Ibe old mnre
to the wagon uud drive down to ihe
depot tu meet tbuse new city board
ers." suld Hie farmer.
"Why don't you run down In the ma
chlni'V" suld his wife.
"It went dii." replied the farmer
sadly. "Id like to, bul ll Isn't business
Vuu see. I advertised Ibis place as billing ull the coiufuns of un old fashion
-d farm, and I've :rot to give'era whnl
they expect."- tieirolt free I'n-ss.
An ExagQers'ed Report.
Editor - Voo suy here'In your report
thut Mr Jones lias "taken a partner
1 for life."
Reporter- Well I suppose the expression Is a trifle bl'Oinldle.
Editor-It Isn't Its bromldle quality
I was thlnklm: of. hut aoo I yon know
our policy is nlver lo be niravsgant
or dogmatic ll oar •..ij.'.jt.ieiiisV Bosnia Trauscrlpt
Trm Moon and the Clouds,
The popular Impression that the full
l moon   hi-s  ilie  power  to clear  away
I clouds o1 es hard notwithstanding the
! almost i naiiinious pronouncement of
modern Scientific investigators against
' il. This may he largely due to the
■ fact that, so great an authority in his
j day ns S.r John Hcrschcl regarded Ihe
' idea as j robably correct. Mr. W. E1-
• lis.  afte;   a  study of  the Greenwich
observations, suggests that the im-
'■ pression mat be due to the (act that
I a change from the cloudy to the clear
j slate is much more likely to attract
I attention when there is n full moon
! in the s'i.v. iml many meteorologists
j ugie. wl 1. him.
Don't Write Scotland, N.3.
Mr.   Munro   nsked   the   Postmaster.
I General in the British House nf Com-
I inons recently whether he was aware
- that inni y persons In addressing cor-
i respondeiee to Scotland mid the letters "N..B"; whether ibis wus tho ot-
I liciul designation nf thu countryi and
' whether   Ihe  Use  of  these  letters   WUS
desired  by tie postofflce.
'     Mr. Su nuel replied   that   nuw; days.
"N.li. ' tins appropriated in the ease
of New I'runswick, mid the postofflce
would p 'fer that the letters should
uot in- used on letters addressed to
Scut lu i id.
■ and In time of ripening, and hence nre
; easy to harvest. The grain Is of much
' greater value for seed purposes und
I also obtains.a higher grade und com-
i tv.",viVt m belter price ou the grain mar-
: ket.     It   Is  also  better  as  a  feeding
crnln  because more uniform In quality.
"The formation of various hoys' and
I   girls'   clubs,  especially   those  for   Ibe
growing of corn, is helping lo create
i   Interest   in   the   things   of   Uie   form,
i  They ure real steps in the right direction and should be extended to cover
I  all farm crops, poultry nnd live slock.
'   Hut it is not  necessary  to uwall  the
formation of a uclgbborbood club In
|   order to interest the boy In selecting
■ better seed     Help him lo make selections from the year's crops     Let  him
j   prepare it for storing over winter    Set
j   aside n field on which he can plant It
Ihe following spring.    Plant alongside
It some unselectod seed.   Assist him In
comparing the two fields.    Encourage
I   bim ir striking results are noi obtained
Ihe first year    (live him a fair share
:  ol Ihe profit when profit results from
,   his labia's.   The best result will be the
j  increase of Interest and knowledge to
the boy."
An Advantago.
"The automobile presents aiioihei
advantage over the burse," snid Mr
'.'hoggins thought fully, "thai people
do not cuniinun'y appreciate "
"What Is ihiii'r"
"When a motorcar plays mil it ghe-
to Ihe Junk pile Nnlrndy thinks ul
(■hopping n up nml trying lu e.\;i-rt
1 .1 us beef."   Wllshlngloa Star.
Isaac Watts.
Lsnac Walls, the hymn writer, made
a proposal of marriage to n lady
whom iu met frequently at the homo
ol his fr'ned Ken. The lady made a
courteous refusal, saying lhat "while
she admired the jewel she (eared she
did not sufficiently admire the casket
that contained it." Isaac Watts was
nut of imposing frame, being only five
feet in heiirht.
No (.'ore Thirsty Plowmen.
l thought my wile was extravagant
■ahen she bought une of lliose newfangled hollies for keeping liquids hot,
bul it has proved very convenient In
the house, and nuw that I have found
a new use for It on the farm I Bill us
enlhlislnstic over II as she Is Itefore
cuing out Into the but sun lu work I
nil my double buttle with Ice cold fil
lercd water and leave il In the rel'rlg
eralur su lhat the whole Ihing becomes
thoroughly chilled. I Ihen curry H out
tn work wiih me, pat it In the shade
or preferably under u bit of sod The
will or keeps ulnioU Ice cold nil day
long, even In the holiest weaiher.
This device Is-ubuut Ihe culesl thing
for cold comfort and cool refreshment
I ha I I huve found yet.-Iturnl Sew
Helping Ihe Home Merchant.
The farmer's wire, bebltul old ttpss.
Drives In lo Buy a new "best ilrcss.''
Else's sure to lltul lost what she wants—
I lint there black serKellUeSnriiliQiiant's "
Hut her friend In luivn feels called upon
I'n go for her hesl to Slaplelon,
And Stapleton is sure to «o
To Rochester or Uuttiilo.
Now, Buffalo for thut same iiown
Must take the cars for Gotham town.
While New Vorlt women crusu Ihe sea
To London for their finery.
I'he London dame bv steamer fares
ro where smarl Paris spreads hei  warea
Where Paris buys Is noi quite clear.
Unless at home, which would he queer
-Waller Q. Uoiy In I'uek-
A Polite Request.
"Pear teacher." wrote little Johnny's mother, "kindly excuse John's
absence from school yesterday after-
n ion. ns he fell In the mud. By dolus
the same you will greatly oblige bis
The Wayside   Econo^iet.
"I'll tell yon whnl  I'll do." said the
brisk  woman.    "Yoll  go oul and pick ,
me two or three quails nl blueberries
nud  I'll  put some of them into a plo
and hake it for yuu."
"Lady," replied I'loddlng Polo. "I'm
•itriiid you don't rend de paper, lu
dese days de perdiicer ul raw material
in' de ultimate eotlstlllier Is klcltln' so
nurd dat I couldn't riinshli'r a irnns-
h I ion where I'd be bulb ol cm ut
iiice."- Washlujjluu star. r
3)ine More Howlers Concerning Kings
and Vaccination.
unconscious   humor   nf
schu il
shown  iu   the /allowing
collected    from     English
ThS Gcvernm.nt Clerk Wig Tries tt,
Rob the Mails Has Absolutely Nn
Chance of Escape—He Is Under a
Never-Ending System of Espionage
and the Letter-Carriers Are Carefully Supervised.
If the postofflce official in Londi n.
England, is not a perfect type ul
honesty it i3 certainly not the fault
of Iho authorities, whose watchful
eyes are ever on the alert to detect
the slightest straying from the straight
path of rectitude; and it says much
this   system   of   espionage,   and
probably much more for the Innate
honesty of this great army ol puhlii
servants, that they are so seldom
caught  tripping.
When we consider that at least
f6(W,COO,000 passes every year through
the hunds ol these men, many ul
whom are none too well puid, and
thai the letters they handle are counted annually In hundreds ol millions,
it is little short of amazing that s.
lew iif these valuables and missive-
fail to reach their destination. "Post.
office people," says the secretary o!
u laige guarantee association, "nre
ex, oe lingly honest. Although Wi
have IH.OOO of them un our hooks, Ihe
number nf defaulters averages only
twelve a year." Une defaulti r to nn r
than St.900 employes! Could any testimony tu probity be more eloquent?
Of curse, there are black sill ep iu
every Hock, however carefully chosen)
and it Is to keep an eye on these
undesirables that the pqstnfflca ha*
devise I Its machinery uf detection, ui
which the outside world knows su
little, and which is so perfect in ltd
working that tbe cleverest thief who
ever drew Government pay cannot
long elude  it     Honest and  dishonest
Ul,    (III    "HUM ,    j,,        ri.Un
alike   are   kept   under  a   surveillance I,.      ;„  „,,,„„
which   never   falters   nor   Hags,    and |'
which keeps on unresting eye On them I
out  of,  as  well  as  in,  office  hours, ;
If  mi   employe   is   found   to   be   n !
borrower of money, or it hi, creditors j
summon   bim  to' the County  Court, i
lis becomes suspect nt once,    ll  it  i- i
discovered that he is living in a house I
and   in  a  style  beyond  his  apparent
means;   if   bis   wife   takes   a   sudden
fancy  to  expensive  finery;   or  if ho
himself develops extravagant habit—
all  these  are danger signals,  und  he l
becomes an object of special attention
to five postal detectives.
He cannot move a finger unseen by
eyes whose duty it is to watch him, !
though he himself never sees them.
Let lis Suppose that our suspect i- u j
sorter. In this character he has naturally abundant opportunities of intercepting letters containing valuables. He may have been doing this
for a considerable time without detection. Now that his honesty has
come under suspicion, it inu-t he put
tu the tost.
The fir-it test employed is to give
him un ascertained number of letters
to sort, and to count them afterwards.
None ure missing. F.videully i ur man
has not been tempted, or the temptation has not been sufficiently strung.
The next step in the detective process
is tn prepare a number of letters containing valuables — banknotes and
postal orders. One of these is missing:
but the'most careful search of the
sorter fails to reveal it. He bus escaped this time, but suspicion has
now become practical certainty.
Now, five hundred letters ure addressed, each address being notes,
and are given to ot - man to sort.
This time there can be no failure il
he yields to temptation. Immediately
over his head as be works is a clock
—(it is an actual case that is being
described)—the works of which have
been removed; and through the wind
ing holes, the eyes of a detective concealed in the adjoining room are
watching his every movement. The
•orter works rapidly, unconsciously;
only a few letters now remain and
the hidden detective begins to think
once more he has failed. But wait
a moment. The sorter picks up one ol
the remaining letters, and feels it with
his fingers; he hastily produces a lar e
addressed envelope from bis pocket,
slips the letter into it, and fast-ns
it down. A few minutes inure, and
his sorting is done—for ever.
The large envelope into which he
tius slipped the letter containing a
bank note or postal orders, easily detected by his trained lingers) is found
to bear the address of a relative.
l.iis man has probably received many
a similar enclosure to convert into
cash for the" benefit of the sorter, who
«t last must pay the penalty of his
Such is a sample of the methods of
the postoffice detective system, which
rarely fails to run the dishonest employe tu earth, whether he be sorter,
postman  or  postmaster.
The postman is even mure subject
tu temptation than the sorter, and
with less chance of detection. Thousands of pounds pass yearly through
his hands; and he is just as skilful
as the sorter in discovering the letters
that contain valuables. V'i' i the help
of bis fingers or bis lantern be knows
to a certainty which envelopes contain bank notes or postal orders, and
it says much for bis honesty that be
is so seldom tempted to annex them.
He knows, too, well enough—the advertising columns of the newspapers
will tell liitn — which linns in his
round are ill the habit of receiving
order.-' containing money, To intercept a few ol these letters, to op.en
them by means of u dumped piece ui
felt or the steam of a kettle, is un
easy matter. If they are found to
contain nothing negotiable, it is equally easy to fasten then, down again
■lid deliver them.
Hut if he succumbs to the temptation, Nemesis is soon un his track;
and by a system uf test letters he is
as surely caught as the sorter on
Whom keen eyes keep wuleli through
tne winding-holes., of an i lliee cluck.
Lu ii suburban postoffica 11 i a-sage
bui.l between the walls has inure than
once served to catch the unsuspecting
[children   i
I "howlers"
:    Much  confusion  seem»il  to prevail
j as to the famous stone that iieuied
in the C.ronation Service; for to the
query: "'A Stone of D?stiny is a sti ne
jtnat s-'-mebody puts in an important
building, such as chapels, cathedrnl-i.
I collages, etc. The person thut puts
a store in one of these buildings
carves bis name on the stone." Another stated. "The Stone nf Destiny
is a I'uie stone on which tiie ancient
people  had  their gods."
Vaccination is apparently a mystic
rite to most children, lor the question
"VA'hv are children vaccinated?" dieted the following strange replies: "So
that children will he very healthy."
"Children are vaecin te.l to pet al the
sorces out of their body." "Chil Iran
an vaccinated to show that they liuv
been christened. Ihe spots are whi'e."
"Children ht' vac iuuted to show whether they are strong ur not." "Children are vaccinated to make their s'iiu
suit." "Because their arm has lour
marks  nn  them."
'What ia meai t by 'Home Rule fur
Ireland':-!' took a large number of
children quite out of their depth,
'lining other rie'inltiiina were: "Hume
'{uie means that the people ol Ireland must ' bey the laws of the country.'-' "The H'me Rule nf Ireland is
u   certain   thing   that   is   pas-e.l   by
the 'aw Hint the Irish can (In, I'h-
llonie   Rule   for   Ireland   Is   that   Ihey
have   lo   keep   their   houses   clean."
I "The Huiiie Rule is ihut the people of
i Ireland are very good." "What is
meant bv Home Rule [ur Ireland i'
the rules'oi all the Ian I." "The Home
Rule for Ireland is farming." "the
Hume Rule for Ire'and is, l(' 111' Iri ll
.•row potatoes." "Hiiiie Rule fur Ireland ll une of the King's favorites gi .
im.' to rule there." "The IL me Ilu'e
j uf   Ireland   is   the   rules   which   they
I have   in   their  homes, Prying  tu
to (In better work uud
in mure comfortable man' er."
One scholar described the Royal
Standard as being used by "Ihe King
and Queen to sit on whe 1 they are
crowned." A tilibeg, according to one
youthful authority, is a kind of a
jaui't'iie cur. and u shillelagh is "a
war bitwen two countries." while
George Stephenson wus "a mnn wll i
fi.ii'.'lit in a battle with his cull-in because he wanted to be King of Ki g-
Kin» Edward's Politeness.
The irreproachable politeness of Ihe
lat? King F.dwarJ was not inly in-
| dividual   and  relative  to     ersons,  it
wus human and general as we.I. Once
I lit Murienbad His Mujesly and a few
'friends were having tea in a restaur-
lant in the pine Woods in i. • the town.
I At a L.b'.e close by sat another parly,
I tiie bust ol which wns a well-knnwn
i German prince.
• 'Ihe wnrk of attending lo the guests
at bi tii ta' les devolved upon a you g
! Kngli-h   waitress,   and  the   King  did
rot fail to in tice the ru.le, blustering
i manner   ..f   the   royal   German,   who
threatened to report the terrified girl
j every time she had occasion to an-
I swer his summons. Annoyed by tnis
| most unjustifiable behavior, the King
| said to Sir Stanley Clarke:
"You ur.' to convey my thanks to
'the   proprietor   here   (or   the   | r mot
and  adinirab'e  manner'in   which  my
party bus b;en served at this restaur-
, ant.
Tbe command was instantly obeyed,
J much to the disgust of the adjoining
j table, a disgust which was Intensified
I when the  King gave the timid young
waitress a g ild piece.
The Tsetse  Fly.
\    How great a menace is the tsetse fly
; to the  progress of certain  regions •.(
: Urica is shown  in  the  r port  of Sir
William H. Manning, governor of Ny-
I asaland.    The   prevalence   of  the  fly
| has made it necessary to close many
, important roads against all forms of
I animal transport,    One of the high-
1 ways   thus   closed   to   animal-drawn
I vehicles is the road between Biantyre,
i Ihe  chief  commercial   cei tre  of  the
country, and Zomba, the administrative  capital;   but  211  miles   if  it,   ur
] in ire than half, has been macadam*
ed, in  ur.ler that motor vehicles can
use it; and work on the remainder is
I going un rapidly.   The ordinary road-
of the country ure impassable for ox-
[ wa. nus during the rainy si a on, »hi h
I extends from November to May.   For
this reason a great increase uf ma a-
I demised highways is desirable.    Un-
I less it is provided, the newly-developed agricultural settlements ni the protectorate will  suffer great'y.
Jhat With an English Warder About
Gentlemen  "Lags."
In the year 1879 a royal commission, presided over by Lord Kimher-
ley, recommended that all Bret offenders should be kept entirely apait
from those who had been convicted
more than once.
The advice was taken, and so the
"star" class came into being, and
Portland became their prison home.
Hera all first offenders who are physically capable of hard labor ers.sent,
and consequently Portland holds s
larger number of well-born and well-
educated convicts than either Dartmoor or I'arkhurst.
According to a warder who-has s>rv-
ed in both Portland and Dartmoor,
the gentleman lag is either the best
or worst of prisoners. At Portland
the first offender usually behaves well
and gets full remission, and only two
per cent, of the "star" class are re-
convicted. "But," added the warder,
"if there's one chap worse than another to handle, it is the educated
lag who has gone absolutsly to the
bud und is beynnd reform. It Is their
education that makes them so troublesome. They are always up to some
mischief, but are generally too clever
to be caught.
"There wus one of this sort in Dartmoor who bad originally been at a
public school and a university. He
got into trouble at college, and was
sent to Canada. He came iu for a
little money, and was foolish enou'.'h
to return to England, where lie run
through every penny of bit legacy
ami forged a friend's name to a large
cheek. He was convicted nnd sent to
Portland for live years. As soon a'
be wns out be was at his old games
again, and when I knew him was
serving his third term as an old lag
in Dartmoor.
"His favorite game was to stir up
other prisoners to attack warders. He
would get. hold of some half 'balmy'
chap ami work on his feelings till lie
was ready (or any violence. Rut lie
wus lar too cute to run his own skill
into danger, and, although we warders knew well enough who was at the
bottom of Hie trouble, we never could
get evidence to convict him. His end
was a curious one. A dupe of his
who bad been Hogged for hitting u
warder turned ou him and stabbed
him with a cobbler's awl. He died
In hospital a week later, and we
breathed  inure freely.
"Another type of gentleman convict
wns  D who  hud  been  a solicitor
before be was struck off the rolls for
stealing trust money.' Whether he hud
made a speciality of prison law rr
not, l do not know. He was up'in
every small point—knew more, probacy, than the governor himself. In
these days a convict has the right
to complain to the governor or the
doctor if be does not get 'his rights,'
and to petition the Hume Office almost as often as he pleases,
"D was always ut this game. Fur
instance] he seemed tn know by instinct if his loaf of 'tommy' (whole-
meal bread I was half an ounce short
weight, and would complai i at once.
Nothing was too tr.vial to make a song
about, and if he could ui.ly get some-
une into trouble be was happy. He
is out at present, but we n«J dread
his turning up again.
"No distinction is made between
convicts, and there is no doubt that
it comes bard on a man who has
never done a stroke of physical work
ill his life to have to turn to und li-e
a spade or a stone-hammer. Oddly
enough, most of the gentlemen lass
at Portland make no bones about this
sort of tiling, but what S' me of them
do not like is cleaning out their cells.
One chap offered me $250 (to he paid
when he came out) to get this done
tur him. 1 believe be yyould have
paid up all right."
Piquant Stories About the Late Queen
Victoria at Home.
Gracious though the late Queen Victoria could be at times, she would
brook no interierence with her personal wishes. Furthermore, she wus
quite convinced in her early days of
tbe infallibility of kings and queens,
and strongly resented anything which.
in her opinion, would lower her royal
dignity. This is made plain by Mr-.
derrold-in her stories of the court in
the 'forties, contained in her book,
"The Early Court ot Queen Victoria. '
Queen Victoria's clnldho. I was exceedingly dreary, and it was, per-
hap-i. scarcely surprising, when she
became Queen of England, that she
u-e.l her power and great position iu
very little ways. Her Hrst request tu
her mother on her accession was that
She should be "left alone lor two
hours." a privilege she had never
enjoyed, while, when the Duchess nf
Kent begged her august daughter not
to overtire herself by the excitement
of attending in person to prorogue
Parliament, the girl of eighteen answered :
"That is a word I do not like to
hear; all these ceremonies interest
and please me, but have no such effect on my mind as that which I
understand   by   excitement."
Not even Lord Melbourne "as allowed to give her any slight correction. At her first council the young
Queen  began  reading:
"This act intituled"—which is the
le    I way ol spelling "entitled."
" 'Entitled,' your Majesty, 'entitled,' " hastily corrected Lord Melbourne, iu a loud aside.
The young Queen slowly drew herself up and said, quietly and firmly,
"1  have said it."
Then, alter a, pause, once more the
beautiful childish voice rang out:—
"This act intituled "
We get another striking Illustration
ol Queen Victoria's independence of
character in connection with what has
been facetiously termed "the Great
Bedchamber Plot." Ladies of the Bed.
chamber are appointed by the Government, nnd a change in the administration usually means a change
in the appointments. In HTO. however, Queen Victoria refused to part
with the Ladies o( her Bedchamber
on the occasion of a change of Government, and the consequent! was
that Sir Robert Peel declined to form
a Ministry, Lord Melbourne returning
to  office.
"They wisli to treat me like a girl,"
Her Majesty said, regarding this trouble.
Fighting a mud rush.
Prison   For  Appren.ices.
Few Londoners know that there ex.
i ists a special place of confinement in
I which the City Chamberlain lias power to commit disobedient apprentices.
\ In  Bridewell  Hospital, clr   - to Fleet
j street, are, howev r, a few cells which
are   practically   the   <ole   remains  nf
the uld building thut stood on the site
of a 'line-time royal paluce at Black-
j friars.    The   Bridewell  was  given   by
j Edward VI. to tbe Lord Mayor lor u-e
1 as a workhouse for the poor and idle,
and the hospital, which resulted from
I this gift, is still governed by the ulil-
I eriiieu.
The e cells are occasionally occupied
! for brief periods by refractory uppran-
! tices, who are brought before (he City
i Chamberlain in his court ut Guildhall,
'and, if he finds that they are incur-
: rigible, he'Commits thnu h,-Bridewell
for u week, or, in-exceptional cases,
a fortnight or twenty-mie days, the
I lads thus escaping the bad influences
, nf an ordinary prison.
A Perilous Rescue In the Diamond
Mine   Pits  of   Kimberley.
Miners in the diamond pits of Kimberley need not fear fire or falling
rock, suffocation by choke damp M
sudden death by explosion, but they
have perils t lace neverthless, as ii
showu by this thrilling story of ihe
rescue of a party oi native miners by
tne Englishmen who were in charge
of them,
One morning a band of natives hard
at wnrk iu a corner ol the mine were
staitied hy a dull noise, as if a few
t nis of some suft substance had been
hurled against the high dnnr that separated tne spot where they worked
rom the long tunnel that led to the
"Ihe niudl" they cried and dropped
their picks in an instant.
A mud rush menu- certain death tu
all iu its track. It gives no warning.
it comes silently, like an ugly, wriggling snake. It works its way swii'.-
iy, spares nothing, covers everything,
ihe Englishmen at the opening of the
tunnel roared out, "Climb to the top
of the walll" which the natives
promptly did. There, for the time ut
least,  they  were  safe.
"Stay where you are!" the Englishmen culled. "If you jump down y>,u
will be sucked in and suffocated in
two minutes."
Soon the tunnel was a tunnel no
longer, but a mass ul quivering slime.
The mud flowed for hour*. Then il
gradually slowed and i eased. Th ■
Englishmen outside sat round i n a
neighboring rock and looked down
Helplessly into the pit. All manners
of suggestions were made, most ' nl
them worthless, butTh the end it was
decided to try to reach the men, not
by removing the mud, but by passing
over  it.
O.e man laid a plank upon the mini
und stretched himself on it. A little
spade was handed to him, with which
he began to cut into tbe mud un 1
pull himself along as a man face
downward In a canoe might pull him
sell forward with a paddle. He winked bravely on, half inch by half inch.
Ttien another man put down a plank
and followe I  him.
lu hall an hour six men were laid
flat ou six planks in the inid.-t of the
mud. There was sixty-live ieet ol
mud, and between them and it were
these thin plunks that might heel
over nt any moment and send them tn
a suffocating death. And behind was
fie bid leu spring of destruction that
m'ght let louse its slime again, flood
the tunnel and capsize the plunks like
cockleshells on a turbulent sea. When
tiie nittii on the first plunk reached
the wall on which the natives were
huddled he called to them:
"You've seen the way I've come.
Well, I'm going hack, but I'm leaving
tile planks for you to follow on. Crawl
along the planks as much like a
snake as yuu can."
Slowly the men on the planks slid
buck, leaving the wooden line behind
them. Slowly the natives followed.
Nobody spoke. The black-mass underneath looked as hard as a rock, hut
was as suit as porridge and trembled
horribly.' As each man reached the
end plank he was hauled in to safety
and carried, half fainting, out of the
tunnel. The rest dragged themselves
wearily oh, When the last native arrived his mutes thought he was a
stranger. His hair was perfectly white.
Rector of English Church Shocks His
Never in the history of the Church
ol England, or, indeed, of Christianity, has a more astounding ceremony
been witnessed than that presented
on a recent Sunday for the "edification ' of the acmgregation as-euibie
in the Church of St. Michael's and
All Angels," Stockton, Warwickshire,
says an English  paper.
At tiie close nf the evening service
1*3 — rector, the Veil. Archdeacon Cnl-
iey, t'lok his place in a coffin which
had | rsvlously been prepared, and.
carrlnl by four of bis pari-hii.nci ■.-.
was exhibited *p the gaze of his worshipers, He was: clad in the canonicals he had worn during the service,
and his features were plainly visible I
through the glass covering of the
wooden cabinet, in which he was iu  ,
| close I  n-  if  tor  buriul.
Some nl the congregation were ah-
i vlously seized with consternation al
the we.rd spectacle. Others knowing
tlie'r re: tor's amiable idiosyncrasies,
giggled half hysterically. And a few
shocked at the mockery uf death, hastily left tiie church.
Returning tu the music desk, which
is   tt   special   feature   ul   the   church,
an I lacing the larye congregation, the ■
r.'ctnr made thejullowing extraordinary statement:
Not feeling t-> he getting any
younger every day, I have I ad my
eutiiii-which many "f you br smne
eight   years    have   known    hu-    been
nunle for me- brought over fn in the
i rectory  music room,  and  ni w   is  before yuu iii the chancel,   In the year
1:hm (on the Hth day til May)  I  led
] my body tu be given up to the University   of   Birmingham   (• r   medical
i students' use,  and   to  be  cut  up  in
| the  interests uf  anatomical   und  sur-
i gical  science when   1  huve di ne  with
: It."
I    Having gut so far in his itrange a.1-
I dress,  the archdeacon culled   lor  bis ,
"bearers"   to   come   forward.     Still ,
clothed  In  full  canonicals, consisting
1 of  cassock,  surplice,  stole  and  hood.
with the Canterbury biretta, lie stepped   into the  square  box-shaped  coffin,   which   had   been   rear.nl  un  end.
und the gloss cover was Hied in Ir nit
of him.    Then he wns borne through ,
j I lie   church.
Bird   Sanctuary.
Few guess'that in the busiest part
j of London  there   is   a paradise   fur
birds much beloved by the spring und
I autumn  migrants   flying   across   the
'city.    It   lies   on   St. Andrew's Hill.
j und is the tiny gulden ultnched to the
j rectory    belonging    to    the    quuintly
; named church of St. Andrew-by-the-
I Wardrobe.    From time   to   time   the
| rector—the  Rev.  P. Clemcnti-Smith—
j records the arrivul in this bird sane-
1 Itiary of redstarts, or still rarer trou-
I vuilles.   Apart from his ornithological
researches, Mr. Clcnienti-Sniitb is an
| interesting    personality.      He    is    a
{ grandson   of   Muzio   Clementi—Beet-
j hoven's    favorite   composer—who   is
I called "Ttie Father of the Pianoforte"
on his tomb in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey.
For Two Bishops.
Th? vet"ran cricketer, Dr. W. G.
Grace, has probably been photographed and has given his autograph es
many times us most celebrities. At
a meet the other day a wee maiden
approached him with notebook und
pencil for his autograph, which wus
gracefully accorded with the cheery
smile and good-natured manner for
which the genial old champion is so
well known. On another occasion a
fortnight later, much to his surprise,
the same little lady shyly sidled up
to him with the necessary documents
and the request for his autograph.
"But I gave it to you only a few days
ago," laughingly said the veteran.
"Oh," came the answer, "I changed
that one for two bishops."
Famous  Banyan  Tree.
One of the most wonderful trees III
the world is the famous banyan tree
in the Botanical Gardens in Calcutta,
India, which covers two and one-half
acres of ground. This tree lills a
visitor with admiration and awe.
The utn]ost care is taken of this
wonderful growth, lor every tender
young root, as it begins to lull like u
.-tttlacti'.e from the brunch oveihead. is
encased and protected ft i harm in
a bamboo. It is expected that this
particular tree, nursed and nurture'I
like a baby, will within the next 50
years, cover at least 15 acres of
ground. It is supposed to have 1,500
aerial roots. The mother trunk is an
almost shapeless mass hy this time
and contributes very little to the sustenance of its multitudinous progeny.
The banyan tree flourishes in India
as in .no other part ot the world, although they do reach an enormous
size—with hundreds ol roots—in soui-
other lands.
Charily Dogs.
Prince, the live-year-old black re
triever at Heading Station, cnlle-tod
| £45 la-t year for the Great Western
' Railway Orphanage in London. Alto-
• gether since he .-turtcd he has milled
] over £150 to his record, at the rale of
; ill  a week.
Prince generally begins1 work at H..'l(i
j in the morning ami has a Iwelve-hnur
: day of it. He has un hour's sleep be-
! tweet] twelve and one. Every trui'i
| that conn's iu he meets, ami stand-
on his hind le^s at Ihe carriage doors
I begging for coppers. He knows every
i train on which there is a restaurant
] cur. uud always expects a. bone or a
! scrap of meat.
Prince by no means holds the re.
I cord for collecting; or a-ywhere near
| it, as a matter of fact. Tim, an Irish-
| Airedale teirier. now, alas! stuffed
i and on view at Paddiligton .Stat i.ili,
i collected mer £1.0i0. The Great West-
j ern Railway have many dogi like Tim
collecting for them. The h r. runner
'of all t.-.ese canine collect .rs is Blip-
■ posed to have been Help, u Scotch
: collie which belonged to a gtiard-nam-
let Climpson. Help started collecting
, in psso, „nd d ed nine years later.
| after wheedling over £1,010 out ol
I passengers, Like Tim, he is stuff.ul,
j and still manages to collect about 11JII
a  year.
One on Sir Robert.
Sir Robert Ball, the astronomer, is
fond of telling an amusing story
against himself. He is a round-faced,
jovial-looking man In "appearance, not
resembling in the I ust the ordinary
conception of n famous scientist.
Once he wns engaged to lecturs in u
remote port of Ireland und found no
vehicle waiting for him at the station.
At lust u typical Irish servant came
up und said: "Maybe you're Sir
Robert Ball?" When he found that
he was corr ct in his si rinise Ihe
mnn snid: "Oh sbure, your honor, 1
urn sorry to have kept yuu wailing,
but 1 was told to look out lnr n pi'n-
tleninn  with an intellectual look."
A Polics Tenler.
An Irish terrier named Jerry, which
has developed .a wonderful capacity
for police Work', is now stationed at
Surbiton., ' The terrier, owned by a
sergeant of the Metropolitan Police,
knows all the "heats" in the district,
and always accompanies his master
when making petrol by cycle. Jerry's
"speciality" j.s .in the capturing of
stray dogs. These ha lures in a
friendly in'anner to the police station,
and then niountsguard at the gat" until the derelict receives official attention:
A Queer Hermit.
Isaac Sheath, who has just died
in the workhouse at the age of seventy-eight, lived the Hie of a hermit for
nearly forty years at Newport, Isle of
Wight. He occupied a mud-hut which
he erected on a piece ol waste land
in the village of ('hale, hut the hut
became so dilapidated that the rural
district council ordered its destruction, .-heath was greatly exasperated
by the council's interierence, and before lie left for the workhouse he burned the hut to the ground. Mice and
birds had grown so accustomed to the
old man and his lonely ways that
they used to come and teed from his
A Great  Record.
Sir   Frederick  Treves  has  a  record
,i[  which  he  may  well  be  proud.    To
have  performed   operations   on two
Kings of England, and to have curried through 1,000 operations for appendicitis without a single death, is
au achievement indeed. He look* the
ideal surgeon—keen, quiet, and wilh
an air of suppressed strength and
determination. Such was the professional sequel to the success in the
case of King Edward, (hat he performed un operation as often us he
breakfasted, and far in re regularly
than  he  iu .cl.ed.
The Sweetest Girl of All.
1 love a pretty  maiden
For her I fondly sigh.
Her face so sweet I seldom greet;
Of me she's very shy.
I follow her day after day
Mid scenes or strife and squalor.
If you would view ihls maiden, too—
Look on a silver dollar.
—Smart Set
Youth's Appetite.
There's u youngster In Hoston whose
ippetlte Is a constant source of amazement to his family uud relatives.
On one occasion this lad was taken
to speiin tbe day witb an uncle lo tbe
suburbs. At dinner he ate so much
[hat finally It became actually neces
sury to forbid him to enl any more.
Ijiter, when tbe family were taking
iheir ease ou tbe porch the Irrepressi
Pie William pulled sumeibing from his
pocket and be^-an gnawing It.
"What have you there?" demanded
Ills father.
"Only a dug biscuit," came iu apolo
A Postie's Record.
Mr. William Stoddurt, rurul postman, of West Newton, Cumberland,
England, has finished a tramp of 325.-
IIOO miles, mid retired after fifty years'
connection with the service. He started as a letter-carrier, and lor twenty
years he covered thirty miles a day
afoot, ami lor the nest two decades
legitlurly trumped twenty-two miles
per day. Stoddact was formerly a
great athlete, carrying off many prizes
in Cumberland wrestling rings aud
at pole-leaping,
The Brown Cla .
Ever since 17G9 there bus existed
a charitable society ill Gla-guw kimwu
as the Browns Society. The number
un the rnll ut the present moment is
200, or only two-fifths of the strength
of the Brown clan as recorded in the
city directory, This number is probably not mure than a tenth ot the
actual Brown "residenters," it dreadful word, i.s Prof, Massoii used to say.
The society i.s not restricted to Browns
onlyj husbands, wives, or descendants
of Browns are eligible [or membership. Of the twelve members ui nipris-
iug the directorate ten me  Browns.
A  Mine  Leader.
■    Mr. Enoch Kdwards, M.P., president
of  the    British    Miners'   Federation,
: ranks  with  Mr.  W.   Abraham,  M.P.,
j Mr. Thomas Ashton, and Mr. 'J'homai
j Burt,   M.P.,   as  one  of  the   veterans
I among the miners' leaders.    Mr.  Ed-
l wards, who is sixty years of age, be-
- gan  life as  a  miner and  worked  (or
many  years  iu  coal  mi.es.    He  wa-
; very Soon recognized as a born leader
of  men,  and  at  the  nge  of  eighteen
ir-i made treasurer of the North Staffordshire  Miners'   Association,  seven
i years later becoming its secretary.  No
J man is mure popular in  Bursiem,  in
j which  town  he  has  been  uiiiynr and
still  remains an  uklermun.    He  has
niton   said   that   he   bus   uu   love   fur
'strikes.    He   advocates  the   principle
'of  conciliation,   regarding  strikes   as
folly and a terrific waste of money,
I While admitting the  inability of entirely dropping the  weapon, he  ha-
declared thai it must only he used in
i tile lust result.
While   Island.
What is  perhaps  Lie trust extrair
! dinary   island   in   the   world   is   that
which  lei thirty  miles to the  north.
i east  of   New   Zealand.    White   Island
' is  an enurmuus  muss ni  n ck  nearly
three  miles  in, circumference,  rising
; 900 feet ab ive tiie seu. and is pi rpe-
tuuily enveloped  in  dark  clouds that
1 are vis.ble for nearly  1011 miles. '11 ii=
j island consists aliuu.-t entirely nf sulphur,    with   u   .-tuall   percentage   if
I gypsum,   Some years agu, an atlempl
' was made to (loaf a company tu Work
i the sulphur, which is ul high quality,
but   sufficient  capital   was   not  subscribed.    Tne export of sulphur [rum
: Winte Island is, therefore, itill very
I small.    In the interior is a lake fully
! fifty   acres   in   extent,   the   water   nl
which bus u temperature uf 110 degrees  Fahrenheit,  und  it Is strongly
i impregnated with acids,   t'.i one side
' of  this  luke are craters  from  which
I steam   escapes   with  great   fores   uii.l
i nuise.   This steam and the vapor from
: the   lake   form   the   dark   clouds   thut
j envelop  the  island.
Most city hoys and gliis might think
i lilg. lusty runnier a rslber queer
n't, and so perhaps It Is. lull Hie hoy
n the picture. w!iu lives In Indiana,
ins line times in the company nl in*
liid companion lie tins liiul Isitit ever
duce he was a wee clibk. nml Ihey
(MOW each nt tier vcrj well. Kvery
Doming nl «unri-'«» vviiitcy begins to
•ruw, and us he bus a line, clear voice
be   whole   iiciithliiii'linnd   hem's   linn.
iiis master, however, dues tint aiwnysi
-es| d Immediately lo bis luvltalloii
:o get up, but «■ben lie dues be enr-
•ie.-, com unit Wilier to his early rising
Some Queer Fiddles.
There are ipilie n nuuibei of people
who collect musical Instruments, Men
lave been known to pay tremendous
irlces for vlulins of rare ninke. merely
lo plnce these Instruments in collections they were making of such things.
One ol Hie {.ri'iili'Ml fiddles Hint ever
was known was io lie seen at the
French court In tbe time of ('buries
IX. 'this was n viul su large that «ev-
>ral boys could hu placed lushle It.
These boys used lo sli inside I Ills queer
nstrtlinent and sing ihe airs Hint the
nun who bnmlicil (lie how was pluy-
ng oil the viol Hillside, the effect la
<ai(l lu |.uve lii'eii very beulltllill,
hough ll would see'ln us if Hie pres-
'iii e of Hie lads In IN Interior would
seriously Inlerlcre with Hie tune ot
he "gient fiddle." us 11 wus culled.
Many years utter nnolhcr huge Instni-
ncnt of ibis kind "ii- u-u'd ui concerts
ii Huston 11 was so large Hint In pbiy
'I Hie tiddler bail lo Bill ml ou n table
;o Use bis bow at  Ibe proper point on
;ho strings. This instrument was called
'the gr Jfiither of ndilles."
Siamese   Elephants.
It is estimated .thut tin re  are ,'I.COi
I domesticated elephants in Siam; but
1 tnere is a (ear  .hut the elephant  Is
[ showing a tendency to disnpic.r. The '
i price is $2,500 (or a male and $1,800
lor a female.    The animal, an adult
j ut  25,  is  nut  in   full  vigor  until   leu
years later, and the longevity of the
; elephant is well-known.    The capture
| of the wild elephant is bulb dangerous and costly.   Elephant hunting is i
': under tie control of the state, which
imposes a duly of $150 on each anl-
1 inul  taken.    ACCi rling to an  official :
1 return  the  value  "f  ivory  exported
from Siain last year was $22,000,
Slap Jack.
This Is n guiue nt curds played by
out more than ten persons, the cards
lire denlt one by one and placed In n
pile before each player face duwnwurd.
Then hi nun em h une takes a card)
frum the lop nf his pile am! without
looking ul It plays It lu the cooler ot
the table. IVIieu a .lack is thrown ou
the table nil (he players try to slap It,
and the one who does so Hrst takes all
Ihe curds in H.e middle uf the labia
und adds them to his pile. The object
Is In ublalli all the curds, ami ibe one
who succeeds iu this Is Ihe wlnuei ot
Ihe game.
Why Shoes Have Tongues,
Rvery one that wears luce shoes
knows Unit there is n tongue of leather
under Ihe place where Ihe two sides ot
ihe shoe meet, hill there Is none In button slices Probably very few persons
know Hun this Is a comparatively iiiod-
eia Idea nud Is not for the purpose ot
keeping Ihe hues Iroin hurting Ihe lu-
<top. bul Is in keep oul rain uud snow.
There would be no discomfort If Ilia
laces lunched the sock; but. no mutter
how closely u shoe may tie laced up,
there Is always a slight space which
would allow ruin to reach Ihe slocking.
Lile's Handicap.
Referring to nis opposition to
•A'omnn's Suffrage nt Reading, Lord
Saye and Sele suld he recently attended a "book dinner," at which everyone was expected to appiar with au
emblem denoting Ihe title of a book.
At Lady Snye and Sele's suggestion
be went with a petticoat on his arm
and   won   the   first   prize.    His   em-
I blem represented Mr. Kipling's "Life s
| Handicap."
Our   Knowledge   of   Napoleon.
I    Occasionally.    "Knowledge"    deals
| with archaeological nnd historical sub.
, jects,  and in this month's issue Mr.
j A. M. Broadley, the well-known authority on  Napoleon, clears  up all  the
I doubtful points   with  regard   to  the
i posthumous portraits and deuth masks
ni Napoleon the Great.   He publishes,
• too,  for the  first time  the statement
' of accounts which was made between
Assistant   Commissary   Ib'ietson   and
Count   Bertram!,   three   weeks   after
, Napoleon's death. _
Sandringham Ai mor.
I    Queen Alexandra has presented the
| library  of the   British  Museum  with
!a  cupy  of   King  Edward's  privately
printed  descriptive  catalogue  "i   the
splendid collection of arms and armor
ul Sandringham Hall. "Truth" understands that  the objetB   I'm',  and  library at Sandringham havs been  settled by King Edward t" pass as heirlooms with the estate, and il was hi*
I wish   thut   the   contents   of   the   hull
j mould remain intact, nml that none
j of the collections should l-e removed
to Windsor Castle or any other crown
I residence.
Signs of Promise.
Tom. Tom,  the piper's son, stole a
pig aud awuy he run. | (telle tune from Willie.
Seelug tbe making of a great foot-      "Where did you get It?"
ball player, Pigskin college thereupon     "I knew I'd lie hungry before I got
offered bim a scholarship.-New York   borne." explained Hie lad. "so I took
Tlmea.         _      . I a away from Fide."- Lit pincott'l.
Gathering News.
Reporter—Mr. Ticker just K„ve me a
big scoop on  the Investigation of bis
■ Editor—Flue!   What ure his terms?
Reporter—As usual    Oaih ull uaiues,
dates, places and (be reul facts In ths
Knlcker-.My v He Is always praising
the men she 1'eJ.H'led tor me.
Rocker-.Never mind; she will praise
you to ber second husband-New iurk
Tit For Tat.
"You do not kiss so sweetly as the other
girls 1 know."
1 said lo gel the goat of her whom I'm
allowed lo beau.
"Oh, don't I?" said Ihe maiden, lifting up
tier eyes of blue.
"That's funny!    All  the other boys  1  go
with say I do!" |
—Cleveland Leader.
Cheap   Bananas.
j    Bananas   huve   lately   been   s'ld   at \
Covent   Garden   Market,   London,   nt
the rate of seven for two cents, while
strawberries   have    been    Coating   2u'
cents each.
Reason For It.
Mr. Dubli (wltb newspapcrl-ll tells
here, my dear, buw u progressive New
York WOtllilD makes her soelul culls by
Mrs. Pubb Progressive! [luhl She's
probably like me—uol 'a decent thing
io wear-Boston Transcript,
A New Star Discovered.
A leldcrnm has been received ut the
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, ir ni
Kiel Observatory announcing tie discovery ul n new -tur of the (mirth
magnitude near Thetii Geminuruiu,
i'l,cla Iii in ii"imn is ii fourth iniieiii-
liule -lnr. It- right ascension i- lilir.
17 nun, mil north declination 34deg.
iniin. It lies iin'ti straight line drawn
northwards through Beta and Alpha
Or.on ii e two brightest -tars in
Ori ml in d i- ruth r m r ■ than I I 2
limes the di.-l'ii ce between these slar-
T'liu Aloha Oijun the morn northerly.
Taking No Cbances.
"My life Is yours:''  Ibe u'iI  man cried,
Tbe maiden's smile Blllired,
"I'll tulie it," sweetly tue felled,
"Provided   lie Insured!
—Cleveland leader.
An  Utter Failure.
"That man couldn'l miike a success
of anything."
"What  makes you say that?"
"Why. he actually made a failure ot
a butcher shop."-Detroit Free Press.
Dollar Trick.
Take n medium sized bowl, fill It to
within nn Inch of the lop wltb water.
Then place In tbe water n dollar coin.
Then you propose to the company lhat
the one who can remove Ihe coin without welling the hand may bnve It.
None "III try It, thinking It Impossible
(0 do so Von have In youi band a
little llcnpoilliitn. which can lie gol nt
the druggist's, ami Ihrow It on the water, and yon enn draw nut the coin
Without  welling .niui   hand.
A Chines* Class,
In China,  lnr hi'Iiiis Ihe sen,
Where ihluas nre mi.i us ihey can he,
Yuu never dentil iurli illn and noise
As In the schools for lillle boys.   '
Frum tirlRiileel pupil down tu dune*
Thev siuity nil out  imni si unrein fuel. ih»>> fairly scream nuil shout
Al lop of lungs tlieli   lessons out.
To tin our startles quietly
In srhont is iiest foi you and mt.
nut sumetlines when we hnve to sit
8u very mill i iblnk ol It—
Hnw II would help like anything
To ease us In nur fidgeting
If we ooulrl veil n hit, von know.
As schoolboys do In far Nlngpo.
— Youth's Companion.
It This True?
"Tie clinging type oi girl Is disappearing."
"irs. modern woman, wllh her numerous hatpins. Is mure like a cactus
Ibau a  vliie,."- Kusbihglon  llerulU.
Oriental   Divers  Barred.
Alter .Inn. I. 1013, only white men
can act as pearl divers in Australian
water-, lip In '.his time tbe divers
have been chiefly Malays and Japanese, it being supposed that white men
could nut eiuliie tbe work.
Actor  Woes.
If you hut  anew my tnlsi-rlea
You'd mil so rudely scofT.
■ My fool friends egged me on Ihe stage;
The RUriience egged me tiff.
Sure Sign.
Mrs flonpeck- Yuu ncled like a fisK
ont of water when yuu proponed.
Mr Qenpeek-Htire! I knew I w»V i
canght    New  Tors  World.
Cheap and Quick.
"What lias your triciid Hooper been
doing lo his hair'.-"
"Why. be got u. cheap sluge the othei
"A cheap slngrV"
"Yes; bis celluloid collar burned up.'
-Cleveland l'luiti Denier.
A Stanza From Wall Street
li was u melancholy uie r
The veteran bad lo mil —
"TVater. wan r everywhere
Anu not u -lrup In sell!"
-viashliistoii Stan. •»    -*
.'-  -*a
TnE ratr.Mt.s'f  irf.rnir.E   y'r* VijfcAMEf??   Piwnrv
P &;**■*#« -"■
pv-iv' i V--.?iJ
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The centre of the coal and mineral belt and
the hub of business enterprise in the
s an
In ves.
coalntoM Lois as a spccalatfon,
A few good Residential and Business Lots, still on the market.
"Take time by the forelock: she has no
back hair."
Your opportunity is not
tomorrow; it is TODAY


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