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 VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MAY 1.9, 1909.
NO. 35
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan, •   *    ?   • ■     Proprietor
The Larg^, Most Modern
and Best Equipped |n the Pass.
Michel, k British Columbia
SPRING   MEQipiNE
Dr,. Cooper's Blood Purifier
An Ideal Spring T-ouic.   A remarkable medicjne for
the cure of a|l disorders of the. blood, such'as
Boils, Pimples, Ulqers, Sajt Rheum,  Eczema, Scro-
ful and all Skin Diseases that'are not; of
a parasitical character
KENNEDY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
NEW MICHEL
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.
Capital Paid up $5,000,000.' Rest '$5,000,000
{Savings Bank Department,
Interest allowed on Deposits at Currpt Rate
from Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Ordprs and Letters of Credit issued, available
in any. part of the World.
MICHEL BRANCH, T. B. BAKER, Manaoee
Bring in
your Watch
and have it inspected.
If it needs repairing or cleaning we will attend to it,
A written guarantee given with each and every watch repaired by us.  -
We have three skillod repair men, repairing watches, clocks,
.jewelry of all kinds, engraving, repairing and cleaning
typo-writers, grainaphonps, phonographs,   musical   instruments, guns and surveyors' instruments.
Somerton Bros. iiEL,.,   New Michel
Moving   Monday
PRESENT    QUARTERS    MUCH
TOO  small;
The Reporter will move oil
Monday to those fine'premises on Northeni Avenue, immediately opposite the Great
Northern station. We are
putting in additional plant
and will bp in ' inuc|V better
shape to accommodate our
largely increasihg business.
Wo cxtpnd a'hearty welcome to our friends and customers to look uS up "in our
new1 premises and we will endeavor to kpep pace''wjth the
progress and development- of
the town. '■■■'-,..'
Base Bailors Organize
A meeting was held on Tuesday
evoningj'at 'the Great Northern hotel, at which the. New'Michel Base-
hall club was formed. ' The follow-;
ing are the officers i Kqnorary president, Otto Meier, president G-. B{
Stedman; manager, A. ir McCool j.
Secretary-treasurer, H. ' Somertonf
Suits have heen ordered and thj
club is preparing for actual work?,
Standing of Football Clubs
Vi' r , i - 'i     i •,
TEAM POISI
Frank.
..0
Michel.; -,' *..*:'.',;•., ..y.;,.:5
Hollevue '.' .5
Fernie ; .:. .;:....,,.... 5
Coal Creek ;;:.....:.;; .:„3
Coleman .....,.;; '. ;;.2
Hosmer .'; .........;;0
Cowley .;.;:..... 0
Empire Day
|HERE WAS A GOOD TIME IN
T^E OLD TOWN
Great Northern
;;"    - *B ,     ' "      ' "  '■ - •
The 24th was celebrated at
Michel by'a daybfdportd under the auspices of 'thp foot-
hall club.'; A gamp ' of baseball.was played in !the morning between No\f Mi<ihel and
Michel, spore 3- to 2. iii the
afternoon a' good program of
events was pulled off'arid aj
dance iii 'the ''eyenihg'' com
pleted the day's Kin.1 ''•
NEVrV MICHEL, B. C
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
41 Meat market Ltd 41
High*-class Butchers
New  Michel
- All. moat fresh killed—Prune Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter,    Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
Tho Store Where They Send AVhat You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily
Local Sports
Michpl has thf*   best football team in the Pass.
The recently organized
baseball club bicjs fair to hold
up-thc record for sport in this
locality-
Nothing brings a town
more prominently to the front
than a good Athletic Association.   Boost ours along.
CANADIAN    PACIFIC
RAILWAY
Excursion  Rates
Ci
s i, I. ■ o
The Best in the World.   Simple, Strong, Silent, Speedy
for sale at W. B. King's fruit store, New Michel.
Npedles, Oil and Kepairs.
F. J. Conroy, Agent.
ING'S
High-Class
KANDYT^
Chocolates    JL. JSh*
ITCHEN
.And Confectionery*
NEW MICHEL.     Tobacco, Cigars, Nuts, Cider and
MICHEL
To Vancouver
Victoria
New Westminster
Bellingham
Everett
Seattle
$29.75
Corresponding rates
from other points.
Tickets on sale daily
May 29th to Oct. 14th
Final return limit (10 days,
but not later than Oct, 31,
Liberal Stopovers Allowed
For  CQlnploto   information -apply
Agi'iilK, or writ,.
.1. K. I'ROCTOR, I). J'. A„ ('nl-:!
A Type of Hypocnti*
>.-■•'       ■!    . ■■   ,'i -* y
From tlio Letlilu-idso Herald.
You have no doub| run across the merchant who continually hemoanff'tlip practice' of
people 'bir/ihg'from', th'e "department stores a't Winnipeg
and Torpnto. He is "witli us
always'arid "we don't blame
him for prptesting'against1 the
practice. : People should patronise the local merchants —
and whatwewant'to impress
at this minute, they should
get their envelopes and letter
paper and other printing'from
the local printer. If is a funny thing, but it is true nevor-
thelpss, jhat spmp of the people 'that lipwl most about
building up the town,' patronizing ' home industries and
throwing Eaton's arid Simpsons catalpgues in the furnace,
are the first persons 'to give
an order to thp travelling stationery man, who jyill supply
envelopes at a figure.less than
the local printer. Tbat sort
of a citizen is a hypocrite..
League   Football   News
League footbnll games wpre play
ml Sattli'ilay and Monday between
Coal Creek anil Michjjl and Fernie
and Hosmer.' In tlio former Coal
Creek was given tlip decision by a
score of 2—5 but tbe game was pro
tested and will bp played over, ■.■•In
tbe latter Forme defeated Hosmer
2—1. A meeting of the league was
beld at Fernie Saturday evening at
which tbe draw was made for the
games to be played for the Mutz
cup. The result of the draw was
that Ifosnier plays Cowley at IIos-
mcr; Coleman plays Bolleyup at
Coleman; Frank plays Coal Creek
at Frank and Michel plays Fernie
at Michel in the first round. The
dates for these games will bq set la
ter.
The directors decided to confer
upon the team which wins the sen-
son's championship, $100 of the
contribution qf 8250 made by
Thomas Crahan pf Michel, for the
purchase of medals and the balance
to be hold by the league for similar
purposes in future.
Frank will play at Michel Saturday,—Frank Paper.
Cuisine Unsurpassed
Bar* Stacked with the Finest
Attendance Unexcallrtd
McCool -St, Moore,   i;   Proprietors
HQTEL   KOpTENAY
New M'chel, 3. C,
Laurenson $. Ppuglas      ■>      -?      -.       Proprietors
RATES $2.0Q 4 DAY
JJverythjng First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS
"Elk Valley Beer"
Pure and
Pleasing!
Manufactured* from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
and the now l'amous
Crystal Spring Water.
E;lk Vajley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery, Feed and Transfer
Bug service, five trips daily between the
C. P. R. Station and the Koptenay Hotpl
Fare, Round Trip	
Single Fare..	
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
SLICK MP
Get Yonr Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You'ro next.
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E, V, Holding Co.,
Advertising is the differ
enco between a quirt business
and it hustling one. It is
pleasant lo hear the front
tl.oor of your store open and
shut many times during the
[day, iiinl 1" have ypur clerks
busy selling goods lo customers.
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
s
TO THE BALMORAL
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board.   :   :   :
Dray and Express Work Done,    -   -   Bus Meets All Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in (own
White*, Labor Only Employed.
H. CARR, Proprietor
LUMBER YARD
All Kinds
if Lumber, Moulding
Verandah Posts
WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL.
etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doors  mil
Stuck and to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.
New Michel
One of the Sights ot the Town
.Meat direct from car to cold storage
No handling.    No duly railway platfortb
.IK***
New planl in running order,    ft ij worth your while to
come in and see jt.   Everybhe welcome,
P. BURNS & CO.
I.IMITI-Il
The Business Kind.   That's Wl.it Keeps Us Busy.  See! J ir
rip
THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
FREAKS OF INVENTORS
CURIOSITIES   OF  THE    BRITISH
PATENT OFFICE:
Device For Combining a Gun ano* a
Pointer For Hunters—An Artificial
Moon—Circumventing Insect Robbery—Plan to Oust the Engineer—
A Catapult For Travelers—Earthquakes Set at  Naught.
Sir Cornelius Dalton recently retired irom the Comptiollership of the
British Patent Office, and in the
course of an interesting review ol
that useful public servant's regime,
recalls some curious instances of
"cranks" with whom he has bet-u
called upon to deal.
Thus there was a man who presented an elaborate specification for
combining animal instinct with
human precision in the realm ui
sport. The patentee elaborated a
plan wherebv "direct communication,
by chain, 'cord, or other device,
should be established between the
tail of a pointer and the trigger of the
sportsman's sun.
By intuition the dog would know
when the bird was about to rise, and
bv moving his tail would fire the
gim. The sportsmnn had only to
see that his aim was accurate; the
dog and the bird would do the rest.
A rural gentleman, of marked
economical habits, having observed
the gorgeous reflection of the setting
sun in the village windows, saw no
reason why every hamlet should not
boast its own artificial moon. By the
expenditure of much mathematical
skill he demonstrated that by suspending a huge reflector from a balloon at high altitude it was possible
to reflect the rays of the sun after
daylight had died away. An unap-
preciative public declined lo avail
itself of this astounding discovery,
even after a patent had been granted.
A naturalist, as the outcome if
profound study, was moved to pity
for the hard-working busy bee, who,
while wrapped in slumber after a
strenuous day's toil, wns robbed of
this honey by the bee-moth nt night.
The claims of honest industry cried
aloud for protection from the midnight marauder, nnd another addition was made to the archives of
•■the Patent Office. The specification
'with much gravity detailed the
working.
The beehive wns provided with a
idoor connected to a henroost. Pi-
Tectly the bees retired to rest the
ifowls retreated to their henroost,
land by the process of pettini on
their respective perches caused the
door of the hive to close automatically. The process would be reversed in the morning and success
ensured.
The plan for harnessing Niagara
"was puny comnared with the vnst-
ness of the project which had for its
'object "the boring of a hole until it
reached the waters that are boiled
by the eternal fires of the earth."
The author of this daring proposal
foresaw the dny when fuel would no
longer be needed, nnd when the engineer would be no more. Upon
what principle the inventor hoped
to dispense with the services of the
engineering section of the community remained a closely-guarded
secret.
The almost autocratic power wielded by the driver of nn express train
unset the deno^i-n'ic sensitiveness
of a traveler whoso experiments with
the eommunicnt'oti cord were disappointing, and he elaborated a
remedy.
The lop of the guard's van was
ti be eqninncd with a powerful catapult, so that in the event of sudden
emergency the t*-ain ■ might he
brought to a standstill by stoning
the driver into a state of subjection.
The railway eomnani»s were uncharitable onou"h to allow the possibilities of ruffling the feelings of
the driver to outwpigh the prodici-
6ns capabilities of the catapult, nnd
the invention nevor reached practical
maturity.
All great erisoq h*»ve stimulated
tbe creative fneiilty nf mankind, nnd
earthnuakes have, of course, earned
la full share of -Itention nf the
"freak" invf""tor. The most original
motion in this connection was nut
forth bv a -renins who ouite satisfied
himself thnt, if ho1""-* were,provided
"with wheels or rollers thev would
move about h-^-'-wnr-ls and forwards
during an earthquake and escape
disaster.
Another mn'rant lo fame hemnan-
ied the unhnnnv eirenmslnnce thit,
"man wns nnnble to vi» with the fly
Hn rambles on the ceilings, nnd he
■pntented nn nrrnnc-nont for poling
Doots with iron, so thnt, in oombiiyi-
tion with e** o1ec*—Mnngnet''e ceil-
rlng, he would 'be able to walk head
'downwards.
REMARKABLE REMOVALS.
Church Removed by Traction Engine
—Shipipng a House by^fVater.
Something of a sensation was caused the other week at Leigh-on-Sea,
England, by the removal of a church
from one site to another by means of
a traction engine. The transportation
occupied several days, and the streets
were completely blocked during the
transit.
Removals of this nature are extremely rare, and there are some unique instances which are worth recording. A novel "flitting" was witnessed in Glasgow in 1899, when the
8t. Bride's Episcopal Church was removed from Baconsfield road to a
seat in Hyndland road. The task was
accomplished under extreme difficulties, as the route had a steep gradient, and the church weighed about
sixty tons, affording seating accommodation for a hundred people. The
building was raised by "jacks" and
pulled along soaped planks until it
reached the roadway, where foui nms-
sive wheels were attached, and it was
dragged to its new position by three
traction engines.
Another -remarkable case of house
removing ' wns to be seen last summer near Dalhousie, New Brunswick, when a large frame structure
was shifted more than two miles hy
water. It was first taken 1,000 yards
to the shore, and then removed hy
means of lighters. It was said to be
a curious sight to witness a two-storey
building, 35 feet by 50 feet in size,
being towed into port by a gasoline
launch.
Another case of this kind is that of
a hydro which the doctors hnd ordered to be removed to a more healthy
spot. Although it was a large building, with twenty rooms, it was put
on rollers', and taken in this way to
the edge of the bay, and then placed
on large barges, and towed over the
water a distance of ten miles.
A HISTORIC WRANGLE
LIONIZING MR. LOCKE.
English Novelist Is Excessively Timid
and Hates Publicity.
William J. Looke, the noted English
novelist, who recently visited America, is very tall in appearance and
has a very sandy complexion. His
work table is usually littered with
papers and uncorrected proofs: He is
one of the few famous men tli^t success has not spoiled, and to this day
he considers it a high honor to be
asked for a photograph—a request to
which up to the present he has always religiously acceded. In manner Mr. Locke is diffident and almost
shy, and to be the lion of the evening is to him a distinction which is
almost akin to pain.
A distinguished artist tells the following story of him: "Locke," says
the artist, "was the guest at a reception one evening and was due at the
Lambs Club at ten o'clock on the
same night, when a dinner was.to be
given him by the members. Poor Mr.
Locke, lionized by everybody, shy and
almost embarrassed, felt that the
time for the Lambs Club dinner must
be arriving, but was far too polite
to look at his watch.
"I went to him on several occasions
and suggested that time was flying
and that he was expected at the
Lambs. After much hesitation he fin-
ally approached his hostess timorously and with outstretched hand. 'I
think I must really' — he began.
'What!' exclaimed the hostess 'You
mustn't think of going yet.' and immediately commenced a brilliant fusillade of conversation directed at the
lionized but embarrassed Lacke.
"Poor Locke stood there, the nic-
tare of the politest trepidation. Finally the lady left him, her duties calling her elsewhere. I then manoeuvred
him to near the door, when, coming
behind him, I fairly pushed him from
the room. Mr. Locke, rather shocked but intensely relieved, reuched the
Lambs Club only thirty minutes
late."
A Girl Recruiting Officer.
The London recruiting sergeants
*who promenade the vicinity of Trafalgar square nnd the provincial visitors
'who gaze *'t the Life Guardsmen on
iduty at .Whitehall have lately been
jafforded th<* spectacle**of a young lady
1—Miss Baker by name—in a smart
Inniform, and wearing in h*»r militnry
'can a bunch of colored,ribbons, busy
■Mtlisting "Mkelv-looHng" girls for the
first-aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps.
,This body, which has been in existence for some time, boasts several
troops, each twenty strong. Miss
Baker males a most enthusiastic recruiting officer,
Country Needs It Molt.
A bit of a wag is Mr. Wm. O'Mnl-
ley, who represent Connemara.in the
British House. He mentioned the
chaplain, the Ven. Archdeacon Wil-
berforce, the otber day to a friend
whom he was showing over St. Stephen's.   "Oh, he prays for the House,
doesn't he?" nsked tne friend.  "No," i ^^^^
replied the member for Connemara, j When not busy over his plans at
"tie gets up and takes a look at tha j Whitehall, Mr. Narbeth is to be found
House, and then prays for the coun-1 at Wandsworth Common, where for
Painting Wa«ner's Picture.
Sir Hubert von Herkomer, the cele-
brated English artist, described his
experience in painting the portrait of
Richard Wagner without a sitting.
Wagner in 1877 was introducing his
music to English audiences, and he
permitted the young artist to be with
him at his house, sen him day by day
and wntch him. When Wagner was
asked when he intended to sit he replied, "He sees me all th» time."
That went on Ior a month. Then the
artist started on Friday on the portrait, worked nt it all day nt whit"
heat, slent badly all night nnd worked
again all dny Saturday. By the evening it was finished, and the n»xt day
be took the portreit. glazed and framed, to Wagner. Then came a change
over the great musician. He was delighted.
Got Out by Hole.
An attempted burglary under rather
peculiar circumstances wns reported
from Motherwell, England, recently.
A shop at North Motherwell was during the night entered by thieves, who
gained an entrance by making a hole
in the brick wall at the rear of the
building. The shop is in the Miners'
Rows, and the lights used by the burglars attracted the attention of the
residents, who crowded round the
door to prevent the escape of the
thieves. They called the police and
awaited developments; but when the
constable entered it was found that
the thieves had made their escape by
the hole, quite unobserved by the
watchers. They went without their
booty, however.
Designer of "Dreadnoughts."
The man who has created a new
naval standard by designing Dreadnoughts is Mr. John Harper Narbeth,
a naval architect employed in the
construction department of the Admiralty. Mr. Narbeth began life as
a shipbuilding apprentice at Pembroke Dock, and ultimately joined tha
designing staff at the Admiralty.
When the plans of the Dreadnought
were first submitted, they did not
capture the fancy of the Lords of the
Admiralty. Afterwards, however, the
merits of the design were recognized,
busy over his  plans  at
RIOTS ENDING  IN BURNING OF
PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
Recent Conflicts In the House at Ottawa Pale Into Insignificance Betide the Trouble In Montreal Over
Rebellion Losses Bill—Same Day
Marked the Setting Up of Vancouver as a Crown Colony,
It has just turned sixty years since
riots, stirred up by tbe Rebellion
Losses Bill, resulted in the destruction by fire of the Parliament Buildings of United Canada at Montreal,
when the commercial metropolis lost
ior all time its status as the political
oapital of the country. During the
little more than half a century that
bus flown since that memorable but
equally discreditable occurrence, the
narrow union has expanded into a
broad federation, and the shores of
the Pacific and the Arctic Ocean, as
well as those of the, Atlantic, have
become parts of the boundaries of the
Dominion of Canada. Nor haB our
expansion been wholly material.
Something of a national spirit has
been developed, a better understanding has been -reached between the
different races composing our population, a broader outlook is enjoyed
both as regard affairs at home and
abroad, and a more correct appreciation prevails respecting the future of
the Empire and the rights and duties
of its widely-scattered members. Although the party spirit still dominates
our public life and is still carried to
an extreme not always conducive to
the best interests of the country, atill
in comparison with the spirit that
prevailed sixty years ago, it is mild
and reasonable.
The country was surprised and no
doubt pained at the wordy warfare
waged in the House of Commons the
other day by two opposing lenders,
but when compared with the conflicts
that resounded through the chamber
of the Assembly.just prior to the rioi
of April 25th, 1849, that scene cii
,wranglin«t was mild^indeed.
An evidence of this is found In thi*.
report of the debate on the sccoi.J
reading of the Rebellion Losses BIM,
proposing to indemnify the suffen-ys
in Lower Canada in tnuch the sav,ie
way that sufferers in Dpper Canada
had been indemnified a couple of
years before, a movement inaugurated
by the Tory Government, of which
Mr. Draper, afterwards Chief Justice
of the Upper Province, was the head.
The Lower Canada bill had been introduced by the Baldwin-Lafontalne
Government, und it was supported
pretty generally by the whole Reform
Party. Opposition to it was led by
Sir Allan MacNnb, and he and Solicitor-General Blake during that debate almost came to blows, and had
to be taken in charge by the Ser-
gennt-at-Arms.
The bill was passed, Lord Elgin
gave it royal assent, and the mob
burned the Houses of Parliament and
stoned the Governor-General. In acting as he did Lord Elgin applied for
the first time in its entirety in Canada tho principle of responsible Government. He mny hnve disliked the
Rebellion Losses Bill, nnd probably
some features of it he heartily disapproved of, bnt it had been introduced by hin Ministers and sanctioned by a majority of the representatives of the jvooplo in Parliament assembled. The Ministers were responsible for it, and an a constitutional governor only one course wns
open to him—to assent to the bill
and give operation to the will of
Parliament. That the mob vented a
portion of their rage upon him showed
how 'imperhictly understood was the
principle of responsible Government
lor which Ihe people had clamored
ior so many years, and which had
only recently  been secured.
The work of the mob that night sixty years ago gave Canadian public
life a bad name which it took a long
time to live down; it lost to Montreal
the seat of Government which for the
next sixtr.ew years flitted between Toronto and C/uebec until it found a permanent abiding-place at Ottawa; and
it inflicted a loss that to a large extent was irreparable for in the fire
was consumed the Assembly Library
of twenty thousanii volumes and
many records of grew historic value.
About the only thir.-y saved was the
life-size painting of ttie Queen, which
was rescued from tli-3 flumes by Sir
Allan MftcNab, "wli,h characteristic
loyalty." To-day that picture adorns
one wall of the House ol Commons.
Worse Than  a  Failure
They had been married just a month
when he lost his position, .and during
the next eighteen months he jumped
rapidly from one thing tr another
without being at all successful at anything.
By this time, of course her trousseau was getting frayed around the
liottom and rusty around the top;
and the hope which she had been
entertaining that she would some day
lie the possessor of some gowns had
become a sort of permanent hope,
ns far as she could see, or, in fact as
they both could see together.
"Elizabeth," he said one dav, "do
you think marriage is a failure?"
"Fnilure!" she said scornfully. "It's
n panic."—Wall Street Journal.
,   The Climax
He was telling a thrilling storv ont
f his wallet of a thousand nnd one
linirbrendth escapes over in Snntiniro,
doncherKnow, and his pretty listener
was leaning anxiously towards him,
liiintring on his every utterance,
"The wolves were upon us," he said,
"bellowing and roaring, ns I have so
eften heard them. We fled for our
lives, I.don't deny it; but everv second we knew the ravenous pock wns
gaining on us. At ln«t thev were so
nenr that we could feel their muzzles
ngninst our legs "
"Ah!" gasped out the lady. "How
plnd you must have been they had
their muzzles on 1"
COMFORT FOR MOTHERS;
HEALTH FOR CHILDREN
Baby's Own TnbWs will nromntly
cure indigestion, colic, constipation,
diarrhoea, nnd teething troubles, destroy worms, brenk up colds nnd thus
prevent deadly croup. This medicine
contains no poisonous opiates or narcotics, nnd may be viveii with absolute safetv to a new-horn child. Mrs.
C. L. Manery, Lenmineton, Ont.,
snys: "Mv baby suffered from colic
end constipation so badly that we
did not know what it wns to i-et a
pood night's rest. But since giving
him Baby's Own Tablets the trouble
hns disnnpearerl, and he now pleeps
well. The notion of the Tablets is
gentle yet very effective." Sold hy
medicine dealers ov by mail it 25
cents n box from Tho Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Bill Barlow, of Wyoming, told of
one of the first humorous paragraphs
of his former editorial associate, Bill
Nye. There had been a railroad accident. The locomotive was lost, tho
passenger cnrsVero destroyed, the express car was smashed: but no one
had her-n fntnllv hurt. This is the wav
Bill Nye described it: "For upward
of twenty years repnirs hav been re.
peatedly promised the old south
bridge. Hoping against hone, and
waiting until distracted, the old
bridge became discouraged at last,
nnd yesterday just laid down in the
gorge with a passenger train."
Eyes Are Relieved by Murine
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A GREAT SHIPOWNER
Sir Donald Currie Was Among Britain's  Self-Made  Men.
One of the most notable figures in
the world of shipping is removed by
the death a few days ago in England,
in his eighty-fourth year, of Sir Donald Currie, head of Messrs. Donald
Currie & Co., and of the Union Castle
Line.
Sir Donald was the third son of Mr.
James Currie, of Belfast, a' small
tradesman (it has been said that he
was a barber), who lived for many
years in Greenock. Young Donald
received liis somewhat scanty education at Belfast, his schoolmaster being Mr. Bryce, father of the British
Ambassador at Washington.
The most memorable feature in Sir
Donald's private life was his friendship with Mr. Gladstone. The statesman's first trip with his friend was
in the Dublin Castle. As was usual
with him,, he combined business with
pleasure, and in the course of it made
his historic speech in favor of the
assimilation of the borough and
county franchise. In 1880 Mr. Gladstone's health having broken down
after his tremendous labors in the
first session of the new Parliament,
he circumnavigated Great Britain In
the Grantully Castle.
Three yenrs later a memorable
voyage was made in the Pembroke
Castle. Tennyson was also a guest,
and it was during the passage to Norway that lie was prevailed, upon to
accept a peerage. A remarkable
party was held on board the vessel at
Copenhngen. It included, besides
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, the poet and
their host, the Princess of Wales, the
King and Queen of Denmark, the
Emperor of Russin, the King and
Queen of Greece, and twenty-nine of
the Imperial and royal children.
Of the numerous interesting stories
told of the great shipowner one is
associated with this historic trip.
When the Danish royalties heard that
the Poet Laureate was on board they
requested that he might be asked to
rend one of his poems to them.
After a long search Sir Donald
found Tennyson in an obscure corner
smoking a stumpy clay pipe. At first
he declined to comply with the request of the*roj*al visitors, but finally
consented. Before going on deck he
handed his clay pipe to Sir Donald
with the jocular remark, "Keen this,
it will be precious one day." It did,
indeed, become precious, for it hns
since been one of Sir Donald's most
cherished possessions.
On one occasion Sir Donald commissioned an agent to attend a sale
nnd purchase an old chnir which bore
the name "Dunottar Castle." Although the chair waB of little vnlue,
a similar commission had been given
to another dealer, and when finally
the auctioneer's hammer fell it wns
to a bid of $1,850. There was nothing
in the theory of some of those present that the limbs of the chair were
stuffed with bnnknotes. The Bimple
fact wns that Sir Donald, in commissioning tbe second dealer, had forgotten that he had previously commissioned the other.
During one of his election campaigns Sir Donald was asked whether
it was not a fact that his father wns
at one time only a barber in the
town. "Yes." promptly replied the
candidate; "but if your father had
been a barber vou would still have
been a barber."
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'Yes, they had a house-warming the
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"Yes, everything except the mort-
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"The town is in a tumult, and every
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many years he has made bis home.
lianicm Buildings ol Upper and Lower Canada were destroyed, a new
British colony wat. set up on the
western shores of North Americn, and
which to-day is that part of the Dominion looking out towards the Orient.
On April 25th, 1840, the Island of
Vancouver became a Crown Colony,
ceasing to be administered by the
Hudson Bay Co. The island's lirst
governor was Richard Blnnshard,
succeeded a year later by the famous
James Douglas. The year of tho establishing of the colony is marked by
another event of still greater importance in the development of tho Pacific coapt. One day that spring there
came on a visit to Fort Victoria, near
where the capital of Britisli Columbia
now siandB, an old Indian chief nam-
er Nrmaimo. He brought witli him
his gun, which needed mending, and
while in the Bhop waiting for the repair! to bo completed he watched the
men put on the. fire fresh coal, which
was then brought to the colony from
England. Picking up a lump he examined it closely, and then said to
the men: "There a plenty black stone
like that in the country where I live."
The remark was not lost upon his
hearers, who promised tho Indian
that if he would bring them some of
the "black stone" they would mend
Iub gun free of charge, and give him
a bottle of rum besides. In Ihe following spring he returned with his
canoe-load of "blnck Btonc." It was
found to be coal. The men were guided back to the place whero it had
been gathered and there was discovered one of the richest coal deposits
on the Pacific coast. A fort was built
there, and so began the present city
ol Kannuiio.
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Infanticide In China.
Though infanticide is' uncommon
in China, it occurs occasionally. A
good many years ago, Sir Robert' Hart
related, a British Consular doctor and
his wife were walking at Amoy. As
they passed a dune-heao the lady
cried out, "Oh, Charlie, Charlie, what
is that?" and pointed to a small matted package, opened it, and found a
baby born, newly born evidently, inside. They took the bnby home and
reared it. and afterwards, on n visit
home to Scotland, took the child with
them nnd gave it some education. In
1856 that Consular doctor went to
Ninepo as consul, when Sir Robert
Hart was an assistant in the consulate, and they had with them as un-
der-butler. a 8"°. bright, healthv lad
of 13 or 14. This was the child in
question.
Later on they Mt China nnd got
the Ind n good billet *■« steward on
nn English -n***boat. His name wns
T.ee Buah. Still later on the Chinese
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nnd wanting men of naval experience,
they made Lee a commander, and
gave him a fine steam corvette to
tn''e chnrffe nf.
Rubseqi-entlv he was condemned
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fault of bis own, and twice oardon'd,
Chinese fashion, belne given ultimately further high official status.
Whalln*? May Disappear.
The depression in the Dundee whale
fishing is so acute that there is dan-
ger of the industry d'aapnenring from
the British Isles. The growing scarcity of whales in the Arctic regions
has made the industry very nnre-
munerative, nnd shareholders have
become so disheartened that a number of the vessel have been put up
for sale. A serious side to the question is the probable fate ot the Esquimaux, who depend upon the whalers
for supplies of rifles and ammunition, having, throueh use of these,
lost their forefathers' skill with the
bow and lance.
. Burns' Favorite Word.
A contributor bas had the curiosity
to look up Mt;. J. B. Reid's "Burns
Concordance" and measure the
amount of snace devoted to certain
words. In the result he found that
Burns uses the word "heart" more
than ariy other, the quotations under
this word filling, no fewer than six
of the . closely printed columns,
"Lass," "friend" and "heaven" come
next, each having about two columns.
—Glasgow News.
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W. N. U„ No. 743 THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
AT A GOTHAM PUY.
What a New York Girl Thinks ol
Maude Adams.
BARBIE'S   LATEST   SUCCESS.
The Scotch Playwright Knows the
Heart of a Woman Better Than Dc
Most Men—Conversation Overheard
*t the Performance.
My Dear Elso—Yesterday afternoon
I went to see Maude Adams In Bar-
rle's new play, "What Every Woman
Knows," and it's so nice and comfortable to talk It all over with you today.
. even If it bas to be done at the point
of a pen, for you, too, are a Barrie admirer, and the spell of Maude Adams'
witchery bas cast a glamour many
times over your dear little self, hasn't
It? So you can Imagine that witb
sucb an author's work Interpreted by
such a sympathetic actress how great
was tbe enjoyment
And, tben. who, my dear, but the author of "The Little White Bird" could
have conceived the quaint title of the
play? And who better able to probe
gently, tenderly, causing no moment
of pain, to the "fery heart of the matter? For If there Is one writer of the
present day who understands that subtle mysticism of a woman, that mysticism which bas little or nothing to do
gown of asmm satin chafe,
with character and little enough also
with her psychology, It is this charming Scotch story writer. J. M. Borrlc.
Bernard Shaw perhaps understands
the mind of a woman, but only In the
heart of a woman und not lu her mind
will you Oud the crying need of her.
And It Is this—the heart of u woman—
tbat Barrie so well knows. The heart
of u woman is really the heart of a
child, so simple that It hides behind Its
simplicity, sheltered from the curious
eyes of the crowd, and there this canny Scot, weaver of tales, has looked
tor It and fouud it.
In bis heroine, Maggie Shand (Maude
Adams), Uarrie has shown us clearly,
conclusively, that behind the success
or greatness of every man there bas
ever been tbe tender, understanding,
unselfish love ot some woman who
bas been content to efface herself so
' completely that her influence bus never been felt until Its withdrawal revealed the fact of its existence. This
Is what> every woman knows, but how
few men ever realize this guidance, or
what loving woman would want them
to? No. dear, I think In tbe very
secretness of this service lies Its
strength, don't you? To show how
few men can even appreciate that Influence after seeing It translated In
tbree powerful acts let me tell you
that as I was struggling with iny lint
after the play 1 heard a man sny:
"Heaven only knows what every woman knows, but I'd lie mighty darn
sorry to have them start In and tell
ns all they know. If they did Chief
Croker, wlih his dandy lire department, couldn't put out the conversational Maze."
The story of the play Is simple
enough. The scene Is lull! among uneducated, although sturdy, honest
Scotch folk. The Wylle family, of
whom tbere are throe old bachelor
brothers nnd a young much loved sister—Maggie, a domestic little body-
have become richer Hum their neighbors through successful milling Inter,
ests. The brothers know that Maggie,
though pretty and romantic, has,
strangely enough, no followers. The
minister ut the manse, their- sentimental hope for her. has Just announced his engagement, nnd they nre
afraid their sister's affections have received a blow. To repair such cardiac
damage they propose to a young and
struggling university student who has
broken Into their house like n common thief ot night to study a book in
their collection, of which Aleck Wylle
says, "We have four yards selected
by the minister nnd never read by us;"
that they will give hlm £.100 a year to
finish his education If ot the end of
the course he marries Maggie. The
quaint Barrlelsm of this situation Is
exquisite—Moggie's surprise, not to
soy aversion, though pleased acceptance of the proposal ond John Sband's
blunt, downright Scotch refusal to "tie
"blmself to a Wylle." "Why, inon," he
says to David Wylle. "with my brains
nnd the career I'm going tn make for
myself I could many any lady In thi
load." "True, lad, but how are you
going to get the education without the
£300?" This prompts John to soy,
"Weel, Maggie, I'm willing." "So am
I, John, but before you sign the contract I've a word to say. My brother
told you I'm twenty-five. Now, I'm,
oh, lots older! I'm twenty-seven, And
mother tblng, I wasn't run after. Nobody cared for me. I'm without
charm—Just vulgar and uneducated—
but I'll do my best, John; I'll do my
best."
The brothers ask Maggie what is
charm. "Charm? Oh!" Can't yoc
hear how Maude Adams In her drnwl-
lug, cooing tones answers: "Charm's
the bloom on a woman. With it she
needs nothing, not even education.
Without It she has nothing."
That Maggie begins to mother John
Shand, who, by the woy, is six years
younger tban herself, is evident In tbe
way she makes him wrap the woolen
scarf about bis neck when he's leaving. And thot she Is going to keep up
with him Intellectually you understand
when she takes the book John's been
reading to her room with her "to
know as mnch as he' does." John
makes good ond in five years Is returned to parliament as the "woman's
candidate." There Is an amusing side
play on the suffragette question which
has, however, little to do with the real
action. All these years John has been
true to bis bargain and after bis election presents. Maggie td bis constituents as the future Mrs. Shand.
Tbere Is a very strong scene when
Maggie tears up the marriage contract
and tells John tbat he Is free—free to
enjoy his life and to love as she
knows he Is capable of loving. She
urges htm to see the humorous side of
things. "If I could only make you
laugh, John," she pleads. "I've beard
It sold that It takes o surgical operation to make a Scotchman see a joke,"
Is all tbe encouragement she gets.
And when he adds, "But, then, Maggie, I don't see how anything can be
inserted by a surgical operation." she
gives hlm np as hopeless and marries
him to keep blm out of. danger.
In London they hove a fine social
position, and by Maggie's finesse and
care for bis political career, acting as
his secretary and Inserting Into
John's strong, logical speeches dashes
of humor that appeal to the house, a
cabinet minister offers him a chance
of obtaining a portfolio. When accused hy ber friends of helping ber
husband she evades the Insinuation by
saying: "I help John! He wouldn't
let me." Wben the cabinet position is
almost within John Shond's reach be
spoils everything by announcing his
love for Lady Sibyl, a pretty girl who
nt the beginning of his career called
him "vulgar" and piqued him into
making her like and love hlm. Maggie overhears him telling Lady Sibyl
thnt she Is tbe inspiration of his life
and on her own wedding anniversary
sees him give this girl a ruby pendant
Intended ns her gift and of hearing
hlm say, "This Is a drop of my heart's
blood."
Maggie Is magnificent as John tells
her of hit love for Lady Sibyl, and ns
he falters over the confession she reminds him of'the time when he first
began to care for her. '
There are no reprnacbes when he
mid Lady Sibyl decide to leave London together. Mnggle suggests In the
most disinterested manner at this
point tbat John bad better wait for
two weeks before leaving and in the
meanwhile prepare tbe speech that
will clinch the position. Even In tbls
crisis Maggie's influence dominates,
for John helplessly looks to her for advice, asking, "But where shall I go?"
"Now for one of Lady Sibyl's Inspirations," Is Maggie's very human rejoinder. Bnt as the muse does not respond
Maggie suggests thnt he spend the
time at a house party tn the country
to wblch tbe Shands and Lady Sibyl
have been Invited. "I will mn down
for a dny to see how you and Lady
Sibyl are getting on with the speech,"
nre her parting words to the man wbo
Is breaking her heart. To herself she
croons, "He's my little boy, and I can
manage him." The speech Is not convincing to the minister, who Is also a
guest nt the house party. John and
Sibyl become heartily tired of ench
other, and It is only when Maggie appears with a polished draft of the
speech that she nnd John hnd plnnned
nnd In her dlplorantlc wny has substituted for the first one thnt the enblnet
position is secured. John then realizes
what a womnn knows nnd docs for the
innn site loves, nnd Maggie's unselfish
devotion of years Is repnltl by bis
heartfelt cry, "The Lord hns been better to me thnn I deserve." Maggie,
looking nt the humorous side of life,
saves the tenseness of the situation by
dropping on the floor nt his feet nnd
Innghlngly looking up nt her busband,
Baying: "Tbey sny Eve wns mnde from
one of Adam's ribs, but she wasn't,
John. She's made from his funny
bone."
You poor, dear Elsa, how I have
mnde you suffer by my overabundance
of Bnrrlc-Adnms enthusiasm. It linp-
pens only once n season, so please do
forgive selfish MABEL.
P. S.—There's not even room to tell
you nbout the stunning green sntin
princess frock I've sketched for you.
To Prevent Lint Sticking.
When pieces of felt nre pasted to
the bottom of ornnments thnt nre to
stand on a polished snrfnce cure must
be taken thnt the surface Is not dnmp
or the varnish fresh, or the lint from
the felt will stick to the wood and be
worse thnn the scrntch.
This happens quite often In the
slides of old mnhognny doBks. Tlio
unsightly mnrk on the top can only be
removed by scraping gently with a
piece of fine sandpaper and then nibbing up wltb sweet oil and vlncgnr.
Do not scrape hard, or the varnish
w|i| he scored and tbe surface of the
nationally be ruined.
MEMBERS' NICKNAMES.
British   Commoners  Cling  to Their
Old Sobriquets. ,
In nothing, perhaps, is the boyish
love of the British Commons for the
conviviality of the playground and
the cricket-field, the river or- the
racket court, more forcibly illustrated
than in the free and easy fashion in
which members address one another.
Nicknames follow their victims
sometimes to the end of their lives.
Those who were at Eton with Mr.
Herbert Gladstone still speak of, and
in rare cases to, the present Home
Secretary hb "Tuppence." Why this
curious sobriquet was bestowed no
one probably can recall. So of Sir
Frederick Banbury, the senior member for the City of London. He is
still pursued by his old Winchester
cognomen of "Buns." Again, for
years the "brilliant and popular First
Commissioner of Works, Mr. Lewis
Harcourt, is almost universally spoken of in the House as "Lulu." That
was a name held by a tropezist who
earned fume at the old demolished
Royal Aquarium, Westminster.
Because of some fancied resemblance conceived by an Irish member, Mr. Claude Hay, one night while
endeavoring to make an interminable vigil of a certain sitting, found
himself addressed as "Little Tich.-"
The sleepy members Who heard laughed, but to this day Mr. Hay is known
jovially as "Tich" and "Little Tich."
A "terminological inexactitude," as
Mr. WinBton Churchill would say, it
is taken up with characteristic zest
by the Stock Exchange, with which
other "House", the member for Shore-
ditch is professionally connected.
Lord Helmsley, Lady Warwick's
genial son-in-Inw, in known as "The
Pocket Adonis"; and, traveling to the
tipper House, there exists in Lord
Heneage "Smike." Not the least felicitous is the name given to the chief
Tory whip. Sir Alexander Acland-
Hood is a fiery blond, and for that
he is called "The Pink 'Un," also
"The Scarlet Pimpernel." Though in
many respects the "pink" of party
whippers-in, Sir Alec beers his sobriquet rather as a personal color and
badge. Sir Alec's foil, the chief Ministerial Whip, though christened Joseph, is known as "Jack" Pease,
which probably synchronizes ' with
the sporting -proclivities of the hpn.
gentleman. He is, like all the members ol the famous firm of Pease &
Partners, a fine shot nnd a good rider.
And Mr. Arthur Balfour—has, Parliamentary invention nothing for the
Unionist chieftain? Not by any
means. He came up from his university, where he was known as "Miss
Amelia," and Miss Amelia he remains.
Mr. George Wyndham is known to
his friends as "Agag," who pranced
before the King and lost his head.
Mr. George Bowles, M.P. for Norwood, is known as "The Ditty Box,"
after a little book of naval verses
which the young cadet wrote and
courageously published. Sir Samuel
T. Evans, the Solicitor-General, is designated ."Pickwick."
CHIEF OF I.C.R.
SMART NEGLIGEE
Deputy Minister Butler Was Admitted
to Illinois Bar.
M. J. Butler, Deputy Minisiter of
Railways, who has been appointed
chairman of the new I.C.R. commission, is one of Canada's foremoBt experts in his line. He was born in
1866 at DeBeronto, Ont., and was edu-
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crotchet lace and crepe de chine with
ribbon decorations are used In Its development. Dimity, lawn, Swiss and
sheer goods are also appropriate with
lace used for trimming, or any of the
lightweight silks with cream lace
would prove attractive with dainty
pompadour ribbon used as a decorative note.
So many gowns are now made on
princess lines that tbe Bet and fit of
underwear hnve become a serious question, for all extra fullness and gathers
must be absolutely eliminated If one
wishes to secure the slim blp effect
The foundation slip has been considered by many tn past seasons to be an
unnecessary expense, the separate cor
Bet cover and skirt' being preferred
The coming season, however, will de
OF CREPE Dl CHINS AND LACK.
mand tbe adoption of tbe underslip to
a greater extent than usual if the
smart effect Is to be acquired, for tbe
thin materials show every fold and
band lu a much more disagreeable
way than the gowns ot cloth. The
quiet weeks of Lent are a very convenient time lu whlcb to prepare several of these slips of lawn or silk, and
one will be well provided with the necessary undergarments wben tbe more
fascinating question of summer finery
demands attention.
CUT OUT CARES.
M. J. ltlTl.KIl, O.K.
cated at Toronto University. He began his railway career in 1870 as
transitinan qn the Kingston & Pembroke Railway. Later lie was chirf
engineer on the construction of the
Thousand Islands Railway uud tlio
Napanee, Tamworth and Quebi-e.
In 1889 he was appointed assistant chief engineer of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Returning to C'nnnda in 1891 he became
chief engineer of Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation Co. and in 1903 wns
appointed assistant chief engineer of
the National Transcontinental Railway Commission and the following
year was appointed Deputy Minister
of Railways and Canals.
Mr. Btitler studied law nnd in 1897
was admitted to practice at the Bar
of Illinois.
London Pavements In the Old Time.
Occasionally a Bide pavement odd-
ed to the comfort of the foot passengers and spared them the necessity
of floundering through the deep mini
of the roadway. These pavement.-,
however, were only partial, and passengers mnde use of the highway,
soft with mud and filth thrown from
the houses and obstructed with honpa
of manure, which dogs nnd swim
mnde their loir. The latter animal
was so useful a scavenger and could
be kept ot so little expense as to
account for the pigsties which stood
in the main streets of all our towns,
even in Loudon. ■ When a royal procession wns cxjiected to pnss along
the narrow roadway dogs and pigs
were driven indoors nnd gravel wos
thrown down to moke the rood passable. Usually, however, the streets
were left in their primitive' noisome-
ness.—"Denton's England In tho
Fifteenth Century."
Take Life Easy Is Pleasant Advice to
the Tired.
Prlsellln Prim says that It Is by the
process of elimination that sensible
housekeepers manage to get their work
done and bare a little time for leisure
and to do outside things. In the olden
days, when a woman's life was entirely
Centered In her home, Bhe could afford
perhaps to spend undue time In nonessentials.  Todoy sbe connot
She now bos other interests besides
home affairs, and, while the family
and home should uot be neglected In
, tbe least, yet neither should outside
matters, wblch develop, broaden and
! give her an entire change of thought.
It muy be the club or lectures or
other things—It doesn't matter so
much what, so long as she Is getting
relaxation and something worth while.
Tbe ouly normal way for a housekeeper to have leisure is by elimination.
Perhaps all your life you have felt
It was necessary to have a dessert
every night for dinner. Drop it occasionally oud take the time **oti would
hove fussed with a pie or pudding aud
read or do something you like.
It Isn't necessary, either, to dust behind every picture ond on top of every
high piece of furniture Just at stated
Intervals In each week. Forget about
It once In awhile.
If you ore going to hnve n little
luncheon,   eliminate   all   unnecessary
courses and change of dishes-thing* |
thnt would tire you out ond keep you
from enjoying It.   l'our guests will re. ]
spect nnd ndmlre yon for your courage, !
There are women so cut and dried In ]
the habits of liouseclennlng that when j
the calendar points to such a dote In
tbe spring, no matter If It's below zero |
or excessively hot for tbe season, tbe I
house Is ripped up from garret to cellar nnd the ordenl commences.   It's a !
great thing to be elastic In these matters nnd be able to eliminate some
cares.
LUCKY RATEPAYERS.
Anomalies That Arise In Small English Communities.
The times when about three men
used to stand under a tree at Old
Sarum. England, and elect two members of Parliament are gone forever,
but there are still some strange anomalies in local government which remind one of a Gilbert and Sullivan
comic opera. Barsham, a "small parish in Suffolk, has for many years
refused to trouble about electing a
parish council, and, as the law demands that the parish shall have a
council, the County Council of Suffolk, tired of Barsham's obstinacy,
has appointed the rector, Rev. Allan
Coates, to be a one-man parish council, to meet and discuss with himself
the affairs of the village, to mfike
the rate, und to say how it Bhull be
spent.
Creslow, a parish in the beautiful
Vale of Aylesbury, is another extraordinary specimen of one-man rule..
There stands but a single house in
the whole parish — namely, Creslow
Manor, whose owner, Mr. W. R. Rowland, has therefore the whole and
sole government of the district, electing himself by his own vote to form
the parish council, making his own
rates and paying them to himself,
after which he has the pleasure of
spending them as he pleases.
Upper Eldori, near Stockbridge,
goes one better, perhaps, in the direction of popular control, for there ore
actually two houses in the parish, together with an old church that dates
beck to the eleventh centufy. The
village cemetery is'in the middle of
the farmyard which adjoins one of
the two dwellings, ond the. tenants
of these two houses together form the
duly elected parish, council, manage
all their own affairs, make and maintain their own roads, levy their own
rates at what amount they like, and
pay themselves when they ore ready.
At Grove, near Leighton Buzzard,
a dozen inhabitants occupy a farmhouse and two cottages. For their
wants there iB a tiny church and a
council elected by the "popular"
vote. As the two cottages ore more
or less closely connected with the
farmhouse this parish may certainly
be' regarded as another one-man-managed place, whose rates and taxes
cannot be supposed to press unduly
on its residents, seeing that the three
headB of families assess themselves
, and pay them as they find it convenient.
Rhyd, in Flintshire, had recently
only three adult men within its
hounds as voters, being householders,
and so these entirely ruled the village. There are five cottages, however, and one shop, together with a
public-house. Thus the parish council can only consist of the three voters. You may be sure* that nobody
is ever troubled much by the rate collector in Rhyd, nor is nny house-
hobW ever ejected for non-payment
of hiB rates.
But Bnrdsey, at the southwestern
end of Carnarvonshire, .would snpeer
to be even more remarkable still. It
has a fair humb-*r of inhabitants
when compared wilh Creslow, Rhyd.
or Grove, yet it elects one man to act
as the leader of its council, and he
has praclicollv the sole voice os to
whet rates shall be levied or paid
end whet shall rot, also os to how
the monev is to be spent. In addition to this peculiarity, Bnrdsey may
surely make claim to being without
p rival, for its size, in Englond and
Wales, seeing that it has no doctor,
lawyer, resident minister, or public-
house within miles of it.
Attractive New Designs For the
Summer Home.
VARIETY IN COLOR SCHEMES.
Each Room In a Different Shade If
Desired—Desks and Writing Tables
Among tho Most Useful Pieces of
Furniture.
The woman who is on tbe lookout
for Ideas for ber summer home (and
this Is tbe time ber plans should be
nindei will And that tbere were never
so ninny delightful things in willow
for her to draw upon. She enn furnish
a whole house lu It, and nothing Is
iiior.e attractive, Tbe ouly room which
she cannot furnish entirely In It will
be the bedroom, but oil the chairs,
couches, the case for her special books,
her work table and small or large
stands enn be of willow. Consideration Is being given to enlarge tbe range
of this material for the bedroom, and
dressers will soon be mude from It.
The bedstead Is tbe ouly tbing that
hold's its own in otber materials.
While the willow might have tbe
strength. It haB too much of a tendency
to creak to make It agreeable.
In color schemes greater variety, If
anything, may be bad in tbe willow
TO REMEMBER BROCK.
Movement Is Bejun to Celebrate Centenary of His L?-t Battle.
There is a movement already being
started to organize a scries of celebrations to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of tlte Bnttie of
Quecnston Heights ond the death of
Major-Genoral Sir Ifooc Brock. Of
course   this   celebration  would   not
OF.l.T.iur, ItROOK.
tnke place til! 1912, os the buttle in
question occurred on the 13th of
October, 1812. but those bock of the
movement believe in beginning enrly.
It is intended to bring the matter up
in the ensuing session of the Legislature, as a preparation for the grant
which will he nsked for the following
yenr. In view of the ottcntion thus
being drawn to the subject, the accompanying picture of the hero of
the Bottle of Queenston Heights moy
be of interest to the public.
Ventilate Raincoats.
If tbe rnlncont proves too overheat
Ing, n circular row of buttonholed eyelets mny be worked tinder the nrtn and j
n second row on the under section of i
the Bleeve. If kept fnr enough under, J
there will be little dnnger of their i
showing, nnd they will do the ventllat- ,
Ing act successfully.
The excessive closeness of the rata- [
coat I* distressing whether won with
> coat or without one.
Deep Breathing and Character.
We arc beginning to learn the
value to health and lungs of the
linliit of "deep breathing." To throw
our windows wide open, breaths in
frcsli air so deeply that not only the
lungs, but the whole of the body
right down to the hips, is expanded)
exercised and bntlied with clean air,
prevents chest weakness and consumption nnd helps to cure anaemia
and—bad temper.
In Germany there is a certain very
fine Havana cigar, with a green and
gold band, which the Kaiser alone i>
permitted to smoke.
CORNEE BUT.    .
than In ordinary furniture. The
woman' first makes the plans for her
entire bouse aud fits tbe colors In as
sbe thinks best. Tbe willow cornea in
all designs In the natural tones and Is
stained to order. This gives a wide
range of selection. Each room may be
lu a different color If desired. The
willow may be. given simply u
weathered effect It may be In soft,
light willow green or a dork forest
green. Indian yellow Is charming; so
is delft blue, and one may choose a
beautiful shade of sumac red, or It
may be stained brown or ebony. Done
in gold or bronze the cost is little more,
and It is sometimes treated wltb
French enamels in delicate shades.
Desks and writing tables are among
the prettiest and most useful picees of
furniture. These stond on fdur legs,
ond there Is a drawer at tbe front, an
unusual feature In willow furniture.
In some cases the drawer runs tbe
length of the table; lu others It is
shorter, and on either side are bookshelves, Just below the top, golug
across the ends. Tbe desk Is raised
at tbe back and has several compartments, two wltb doors, and a shelf
above for small books or ornaments.
One pretty desk has wing shelves on
either side, nnd on these are covered
bnskets for paper, envelopes, etc.   Low
DESK IND SEAT.
bookshelves of the willow nre tbe size
aud shape cf tbe ordinary low bookcases, but with only tbree shelves, us
o rule.
There Is o charming little work table mnde like some of the pretty old
time ones, standing on six feet, square
covers opening nt tbe center and
rounded ones at the two ends of the
oval.
New Butter Molds.
Culinary ortlsts, and there ore raony
such, will delight In the new butter
mold which tlgures among the latest
Improvements In household utensils.
The mold Is. of course, n wooden one.
It Is mnde In two pieces, which, when
brought together, fashion the shape.
less mass of butter thnt hns been
' tucked In through an nprfare In ono
side Inlo picturesque design. The two
sides nre then taken apart, and ihe
butter, in the design provided by the
mold. Is Hi on Hie dish.
A silent of wlient. an autumn leaf
and a pine cone nre the more popular
designs, mill the fashioning of Ihe design by means of two sections of the
mold makes It possible to plnco the
figure on the dish upright. It Is n
chiirnilng Iden for the presentation nf
the butter In new nnd picturesque
forms.
To Carve a Duck.
A young duck or duckling Is corved
very much the sntne ns n fowl. First
cm off the wing portions. The first
slices of the brenst should lie •"■! eloso
to the wing, proceeding upward to tho
center of the breastbone. The legs
nre next removed ond cut in two nt
the Joints. If stuffed nn opening
should be made nt the end portion *f
the duck and tbe stuffing scooped nut
with a spoon, allowing a small portion
each guest. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BKlTISH COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Serpent
By FERGUS HUME,
'«» Mrelery ef • Butiom &*-.,"
"Bte Nsa-brio'l ten," Etc.
Copyrttht H* hy 0- W. Dllllnx-
ham Company.
i Continued.)
"I laid it on the tnhle there. Tbs
ease was open, as I hnd been looking
at It. I sent Troy out of the room und
attended to my usual business. Several clients came and went, and I forgot about the opal serpent Tben I
went to Bee my clerk outside about a
deed. I was with him for some minutes. When I recollected the broocb
before I went borne—for I Intended to
take it wltb me"—
"Stop," Interrupted Hurd. "You were
here till Aaron Norman came along
with tbe Jewels, so yon must bave
missed the brooch before he came or
he would have taken it, seeing It waa
exposed on tbe table."
"Hy esteemed client did not come
till 7," laid Pasb, annoyed at being
detected In trickery. "He walked
•boat with tbe bags of Jewels for
eome time, not being able to make up
hla mind to give them to me, which
be did for safe keeping."
"Then be expected a visit from hla
tetter
"f can't say," said tbe solicitor, with
■■ air of fatigue. "He certainly hinted that he wanted the Jewels placed
away safely In case some one connected wltb tbe opal broocb should
oeme."
"Perhaps Captain Jessop, wbo did
come," aaid Paul Suddenly.
"He didn't mention the name of Jess-op," snapped Pash. "Had be hinted at a aailor I would have known
Who my nautical visitor was."
"We know all about that," said
Hard, waving his band, "but if Norman came to you at T how did you
manage to prevent him meeting bis
wife In this office 7"
"Oh, ahe was- Wbat do you mean?"
naked Pasb, breaking off and conscious
tbat be was letting slip something be
had rather had not been known.
Hurd saw tbe slip and Pash's confusion and at once made every use of
Ibe opportunity, in fact, he played a
game of bluff. Shaking his finger, be
approached the little lawyer. "Do you
think I came here unprepared?" he
asked solemnly. "Do you think I bave
not been to the Red Pig at Christ-
cburch and learned that Mrs. Krlll
knew of her husband's whereabouts,
through Hay, long before the flay she
came to you wltb the lying st .y about
the handbills? Hay has coutessed his
share In the business of n alse introduction to throw Mr. Fe.-cot off tbe
scent, seeing tbat be wis defending
Mun Norman's Interests Do you think
I don't know that this woman Krill
came to see you, through Hay, whose
lawyer yon are? She was bere on that
fatal evening," said Burd, making a
bold shot. "How did yon prevent ber
seeing Norman?"
Pasb was completely thrown off bit
balance by tbls volley of language nnd
presumption ot knowledge. "Mrs. Krill
left at 6," be gasped, backing to tbe
wall.
"And carried off the broocb?"
"I'm not sure—I can't soy—I did mitt
the brooch"—
"After Mrs. Krill left?"
"No, when Norman came. I Intended
to show blm the brooch und found It
gone."
"Mrs. Krlll left ot 0. Between 0 and
7 did any other client come Into the
ofBce?"
"Yes— no-I can't sny. Well," Pnsh
broke down In despair, seeing that bis
Ilea were not believed, "I think Mrs.
Krill did steal tbe brooch."
"Quite so, and murdered her husband!" Hurd went to the door and
took Beecot's arm. "I only bope you
won't be brought up as an accessory
before the fact, Mr. Pash," and, disregarding the lawyer's exclamations, he
dragged Paul outside. In Chancery
lane he spoke. "I've bluffed blm fie,
he aaid. "That boy Is lost Cant sov>
him anywhere, but we're getting if
the truth at last."
CHAPTER XXIV.
!WlEXT d"*'  Hurd  dld  not B°
[ 1^1 J to sec Mrs. Krill as he h d
Intended, but spent his tine
in  hunting for the  m■• si.ig
boy.    Troy, however, was not to be
found.   Being a guttersnipe and accustomed to dealing with the police, be
waa thoroughly well able to look after
blmself and doubtless had concealed
himself In some low den where the
officers of the low would not tblnk of
searching for hlm.   However, the fact
remained thnt, in spite of the detective's seorch. he could not be caught,
and the authorities were much vexed.
To unravel the case completely Tray
was a necessary witness, especially as, .
even when exnmlned at Jublleetown.
Hnrd shrewdly suspected be bad not |
confessed   all   the   truth.     However, j
what could  be done was done, and j
several plain clothes detectives,were i
rot to senreh for the missing boy.
Posh   remained   quiet   for,   at   nil
events,   the   neit   four   and   twenty
Lours.    Whether he saw  Mrs.   Krlll
or not dnrlng that time Hurd did not
U-iow nnd, truth to say, he enred very .
little.    The  lawyer hnd  undoubtedly
noted dishonestly, and. If the matter '
were   made  public,   there   would   bo j
every chance thut be would be struck
off the rolls.    To prevent this Pasb ■■
was quite   ready  to sell   Mrs.   Krlll
nnd any one else connected with tbe j
mystery.    Also,  he  Wished   to  keep
the bnslness of Miss Norman, supposing the money—as he tainted might be
the case through his ass-stance—came
back to ber; and tbls might be used
as a means to make blm speak out.
Hurd was now pretty sure that Mrs.
Krill was the guilty person.
"She knew Pash through Hay," »r-
gued the detective, while thinking
over the case, "and undoubtedly came
to see him before Norman's death,
so that Pash might suggest ways and
means of getting the better of the o,'d
man by means of the bigamy business,
Mrs. Krlll wns in the Chancery lone
OfBce when the brooch left by Tray
was on the table, and Mrs. Krill, unx-
lous to get It, no doubt slipped It into
her pocket when Pash was talking
to his clerk In the outer room. Then
I expect Bhe decided to punish her
husband by fastening his lips together
as he had done those of her daughter
twenty and more years ago. I can't
exactly see why she strangled him,"
mused Hurd, "as she could hove got
the money without proceeding to such
en extreme measure. But the man's
bead, and she killed him sure enough.
Now, I'll get a warrant out and arrest
her straight away. 1 may force her to
epeak now that she Is In a corner."
Having made up his mind Hurd went
to work at once, and tbe next doy,
late In the afternoon, he wos driving In
a cab to 23A Hunter street, Kensington, witb the warrant in his pocket.
He also had with him a letter which
be had received from Miss Qlan and
written from Beecblll, in Buckingham-
•hire. Anrora had made good use ot
her time and bad learned a number
of facts connected with Mrs. Krlll's
early life which Hurd thought would
prove of Interest to tbe woman. In
one way and another the case was becoming plain and, clear, and tbe detective made sure tbat he would gain
the reward. The irony of the thing
was that Mrs. Krlll, with a view to
throwing dust in the eyes of the law,
bad offered a bribe of £1,000 for tbe
discovery of the assassin.
Hard had brought a plain clothes policeman with him, and this man remained outside In a hansom while
Hnrd rang the bell. In a few minutes
tbe door was opened, and the detective
seat np bis card. Mrs. Krill proved to
be at home and consented to receive
bim; so, shortly, tbe man found himself In an elegantly furnished drawing
room bowing before the silent and sedate daughter.
"DcvouUUnkl came here unprepared f"
■lou wish to see my njota r,   mmi
Moud, with her eternal inille.     "She
wlii be down In a few mlr.utes.'
After a few words Miss Krll'. rang
the bell. "I want these thiugs taken
nway," she said, pointing t" a work-
basket and some millinery with which
she had been engaged when Hurd was
announced, "then I shall leave you to
speak to my motber."
The detective wondered If she was
too flue n lady to remove these things
herself, hut his Bit prise ceased when
tbe door opened oud no less a person
tban Matilda Junk nppeorel. He
guessed nt once tbat the lard lady of
the Kcd Pig had come ur to see hir
sister und had related details about
her visitor. Probably Mrs. Krlll
guessed tliut Hurd had beep asking
(iiieatlons, und MaiHda had been Intro
iluced to sec If he v is the man He
become certoln of this w:ien Miss Junk
threw up her, hands. "The commercial
gent!" she exclaimed.
"Oh, no," Bald Maud, smiling sinoi/h-
ly.   "This Is Mr. Hurd, the detactlv.
wbo is searching for the usbus**'"
my dear father."
"Lor'," said Matilda, growing red.
"And he's the man as came to ask
questions nt the 'otel. I do call It bold
of you, Mister Policeman."
"Why did you go down to Chrlstchurch?" asked Miss Krlll.
"If I hnve to find out who killed your
father," said Hurd, witli un accent on
the word father, "It was necessary tbat
I should lenru about his post life as
Lemuel Krlll."
"My mother could hnve Informed
you, sir."
"I guessed on much, nnd, as Miss
Junk would uot speak. 1 have come to
question Mrs. Krlll. Ah, here she Is."
Hurd rose and bowed. "1 am glad to
sec you, madam."
Mrs. Krlll, who was as plump and
smiling and smooth raced and severe
ns ever, bowed nnd rubbed her white
lunula together. At n sign from Maud.
Matilda gathered up the fancy work
nnd went out of the room, with many
backward glances, These were mostly
Indignant, for sbe was angry nt Hurd's
deception. "Do you wish my daughter
to stoy?" asked Mrs. Krlll smoothly.
"That Is os «bc pleases," said the detective.
"No, thank you, mother," said Maud, i
•huddorlug.     "1    have    heard    quite
enough of my poor rather s lemuie
death," and she swept out ot the drawing room, with a gracious smile.
"The poor child is so sensitive," slgh-
- ed Mrs. Krill, taking a seat with her
back to the window.    "I trust, Mr.
Hurd, you have come with good news,"
said the widow.
"What would you call good news?"
asked the detective dryly.
"That you had traced the assassin,"
she replied coolly.
"I'll leave yon to Judge whether I
have been successful," said Hurd.
"I shall be pleased to bear," was the
equally calm reply. But as Mrs. Krlll
spoke she glanced toward a gorgeous
tapestry curtaiu at the end of the room,
and Hurd fancied he saw It shake. It
suddenly occurred to him that Maud
was behind. Wby sbe should choose
this secret way of listening when she
could have remained It was difficult to
say, and he half thought be was mistaken.
"I was lately down at Chrlstchurch,
madam," began the detective.
"So my servant. Matilda Junk, said.
I could have saved you the Journey,
I can tell you wbat you wish to know."
"In that case I will relate all that
I bave learned, and perhaps you will
correct me if I am wrong."
Mrs. Krlll bowed, but did not commit herself to speech. For the sake of
effect the detective took out a sheaf
of notes, but in reality he had the
various points of the case at bis finger
tips. "Yon will excuse me If I talk on
very private affairs," be aaid apologetically, "but as we are alone"—again
Mrs. Krill glanced at tbe curtain and
thereby confirmed Hurd's suspicions of
an unseen listener—"you will not mind
my being perbaps personal. I bad to
look Into your past as well as Into that
of your husband's."
Mrs. Krlll's eyes grew harder than
ever. She scented danger, "My past
la a meat uninteresting one," abe aaid
coldly, "I was born at Stowley, hi
Buckinghamshire, and married Mr.
Krlll at Beechni, which la a few miles
from tbat town. He was a traveler In
Jewelry, but' as I did not like hla being
away from me I induced him to rent
the Bed Pig at Chrlstchurch, to which
we removed.   Then be left me"—
"On account of Lady Rachel Sandal's
murder?"
Mrs. Krlll controlled herself excellently, although she waa startled by
this speech, as waa evident from the
expression of ber eyes. "Tbat poor
lady committed suicide," she said deliberately. "The Jury at the Inquest
brought In a verdict of suicide"—
"By a majority of one," added Hurd
quickly, "There eeema to be a considerable amount of doubt aa to tbe
cause of the death."
"The death was caused by strangulation," said Mrs. Krill in hard tones.
"Since you know all about the matter,
yon must be aware tbat I and my
daughter had retired after seeing Lady
Rachel safe and sound for the night.
The death was discovered by a boon
companion- of my husband's, wltb
whom be wns drinking at tbe time."
"I know tbat. Also tbat you came
down witb your daughter when the
alarm waa given. I also know that
Krlll fastened your daughter's lips together with the opal brooch wblch was
found In ihe parlor,"
"Wbo told you that?" aaked Mrs.
Krlll, agitated.
"Jessop—tbe boon companion you
speak of."
"Yes," ahi said, suppressing her agitation witt a powerful effort "Matilda suld you bad him to dine with
you. What else did he say?" she
asked, with some hesitation.
"He told me, among otber things,
that Grexon Hay hail been engaged to
your daughter for two years."
"Well," asked Mrs. Krlll coolly,
"what of that?"
"Nothing particular," rejoined Hurd,
just as coolly, "only I wonder you took
the trouble to pretend that you met
Hay nt Pnsh'B ofllce for the first time."
"That was some romautlc rubbish
of my daughter's. Tbere was no reason why wo si: *uld not have acknowledged Mr. Hay aa 1. old acquaintance."
"None In the world tbat I con see."
aaid Hurd smoothly^ "He told you
thnt Anron Norman wns your husband."
"No," said Mrs. Krlll decidedly. "I
first heard of my busband by seeing
a chance handbill"—
"Not at all," t*n-"vered Hurd, Just
as decli>uly. "Hay has confessed."
"There was nothing to confess."
cried Mrs. Krlll loudly and witb emphasis.
"Oh, I think so." said the detective,
noting that ahe was losing her temper.
"You didn't want It known tbat you
were aware of Norman's Identity before his death.   Do you deny that?"
"I deny everything," gasped Mra.
Krlll, her hands trembling.
"That's a pity, aa 1 want you to corroborate certain facts connected with
Anne Tyler. Do you know the
name?"
"My maiden name." said the widow,
and a look of fear crept Into her hard,
staring eyes. "How did you come to
know of It?"
"From the marriage certificate supplied by Pash."
"He had no right to give It to you."
"He didn't. I possess only a copy.
But that copy I sent down In charge
of a certain person to Beechlll. This
person found tbat you were married
as Anne Tyler to Lemuel Krlll In the
parish church, twenty tulles from your
birthplace. This person also mode Inquiries ot Stowley nliout you. You
are the daughter of s farmer."
"I mentioned thot foct myself."
"Yes. But you didn't mention thot
yonr mother hod been hanged for poisoning your father."
(To be Continued.) |
Woman'sWorld
A CABINET HOSTESS.
Mrs. Philander C. Knox, Wife of the
New Secretary of State.
One of the most popular women ol
the Taft cabinet will be Mrs. Philander C. Knox, wife of the secretary ol
state. This gracious lady will fill bei
new position with the some grace and
distinction she displayed as chatelaine
of the attorney general's home in the
Roosevelt administration.
Secretary and Mrs. Knox are the
most youthful looking couple in official
life. Jokes about their Identity being
submerged In their Juvenile appear
once ore many. That of the old countryman from Pittsburg when Mr.
Knox was attorney general who loitered about tbe official ofllce and finally sidled In wben the messenger was
not looking Is one In whlcb Mr. Knox
delights.   The  man  approached   him
MKS. rHILANDEB 0. KNOX.
stealthily and, leaning over, whispered
hoarsely: "Son, I am from Pittsburg,
and I want to see Knox. Here's a dollar If you slip me in right now."
There Is another about the old lady
who called to see Mrs. Knox und wus
kindly received by tbe hostess herself
ttid who sot and sat and finally blurted out: "Miss Knox, you hove been
Very good to me, but 1 want to aee
your motber. Will you Just run and
call her?" Mrs. Knox Is petite, but
ns her distinguished husband is less
than fire feet seven she is Just the
fight height to make the ideal couple.
Her gowns nre gracefully chosen and
always In perfect hurtnouy wltb her
environs aud the event, she does not
ntttich thut superlative Importance to
her gowns as do some Washington
dnnies with much less Income, but she
Is so exquisitely neat that sbe always
looks well. Some one said tbat sbe
reminds one of a little brown wren,
for she Is partial to brown and other
subdued shades.
There are four Knox children, all
well known In Washington, Pittsburg
uud Valley Forge.
The eldest, Mrs. James Tindle, was
Itcbecca Page Knox, a serious minded
young woman wbo refused to accept
the homage whlcb comes to a cabinet
minister's daughter. Iteed Knox, the
eldest son, startled Washington society by eloping wltb Miss Helen McCook,
one of the clan of tbe fighting Mc-
Cooks. Perhaps Mrs. Knox is prouder
of her second son, Hugh, who Is very
like bis father and a lawyer practicing
in Pittsburg. Philander 0. Knox, Jr.,
the third son, bas been a boon companion of Kermit Roosevelt. He Is
known ns Phil, nnd he is one of the
young men who should be good politicians, for he Is such un excellent
"mixer." Phil gave a Christmas party
In his early Washington career, and
bis guests Included uewsboys, messengers and bootblacks, and be Insisted upon the best In the bouse being
served for tbelr delectation.
Mrs. Knox Is the daughter of the
Inte Andrew D. Smith of Allegheny,
l'o., and as Miss Lllllnn Smith she
wns as popular Iq her girlhood ub In
tier mature womnnbood. Huving enjoyed wealth all her life aud being
Inured to social life, Mrs, Knox is an
admirable hostess In any circle.
-...,,. ,.uuj mure wus no time, out to
morrow she would surely go. In the.
meantime there was an engagement
which drove her out of the house. The
enr was not coming.
"Shall we walk?" a chance companion said.
It didn't matter—nothing mattered-
so tbey swung oft down tbe street,
with o fresh breeze blowing against
their faces.
Perhaps there was something in tbe
way the sun shone that day, but after
a few blocks things began to look Just
barely possible to that girl, and the
"nervous collapse" did not seem quite
so imminent. With another quarter
mile tense muscles were relaxed, and
there was only the faintest possible
throb perceptible In the region of her
head.
You're going to guess the end. but it
happens to be a true story, and so you
must henr It By the time the errand
wus done the world seemed like a very
livable sort of place to that girl, who
had been on the verge of a breakdown.
Of course you have always heard
about a brisk walk In tbe fresh air
and Its healing powers, nnd you nl-
woys hove been perfectly willing to
take somebody else's word for It.
But Just suppose you actually try It
for yourself. Try It to Cure headaches
ond blues ond doubts and fears and all
manner of hobgoblins tbat threaten
nnd pursue and see for yourself what
a leveling, vision brightening Influence
there Is In Just plain sunshine and air.
If It doesn't work there Is something
on your conscience.
SMART TRIMMINGS.
Woman Who Knows Her Mind.
The Spaniards are beginning to realize that Victoria Is made of stronger
stuff than ber husband, and, despite
her open leaning to English ideas, she
continues to gain In popularity. It Is
known she attends bullfights only as a
concession to public wish and national
custom, and It would excite no astonishment were she to announce her absence from all bullfights In the future.
Against determined opposition sbe bos
effected o revision of tbe rules of the
Spanish court ond has Introduced a
system which makes for the liberality
of tbe English court. In whlcb sbe was
raised and from whlcb Alfonso carried
ber off a bride less than three years
ago. Old fashioned Spaniards profess
to be shocked by tbe reforms tbe
young queen has wrought but Just tbe
same tbey bave been unable to withhold admiration for her strength of
will. It has taken brief time, In truth,
to mark Victoria as tbe most authoritative of tbe women sharing as consorts tbe thrones of the old world.
Domestic Elimination.
It seems to be one of the troubles
wltb any kind of elimination, whether
of custom or otwervnnce, books or
"truck," that wbat one person wants
to get rid of Is opt to involve something precious to some one else. No
sooner do you get a shelf cleared of
magazines thnt have been collecting,
neglected, for n yenr past than some
one pnsslonntely In incuts a priceless
bnck number. You have only to throw
out an ornament or picture that seems
both faded ond superfluous to henr
some voice litter the horrified expostulation, "You are not going to throw
tuat oway!" But. opart from this disadvantage, elimination takes so much
time aud so much courage thnt It Is no
wonder that many of us, day after day,
give space for that which gives us neither comfort nor pleasure. It Is no
wonder thnt we accumulate nnd accumulate seemingly without our own vo-
lltlon.-Mary Stewart Cutting In Harper's Bazar.
Unworrled.
The Dticbesse de Berry, whose bus-
band was the son of Chnrles *X. of
France, wos driving with her husband
when tbe horses took fright and ran
oway. The duchess had continued tbe
conversation without changing the
tone of her voice, aud ut las. ber bus.
bund exclaimed:
"Why, Caroline, do you not see what
has happened?"
"Yes, 1 see. But as I cannot stop
the horses It Is useless to trouble about
them "
The carriage was upset, but no one
was hurt.—Youth's Companion.
Designs on Net That Can Be Mado by.
Amateur Needloworker.
Not for years have tbe modish trimmings been so easy to reproduce at.
borne.
One of tbe trimmings most used this
season, bdtb on odd blouses and gowns.
Is embroidered net
It is easy to fashion bonds of embroidered net, as tbe stitches used for
this work are very simple, being for
tbe most part confined to the simple
doming stitch. It is also possible to
get excellent effects by the use of the
satin stitch and tbe long and sbon.
stitch. The net bands shown In tbo
illustration could easily be copied.
They are worked In satin stitch witli
tbe outline darned In. A combination
of tbe darning and satin stitches In a
simple leaf and dot design Is good.
These are not the only forms of hand
work seen on the smart blouses and..
HANDMADE BANDS AND OKSAMENTS.
gowns. It is a great year for odd'
motifs in crochet or braid. Little ornaments made of braid, either with or
without pendahts or drop ends, are
also popular. In tbe illustration «•
pleasing little motif of knotted soutache Is shown whlcb would make an
effective finish for a soutache trim-
mlng.
The button shown Is. covered with
satin and tben trimmed with loops of
fine cord.
In working with tbe net it Is well to-
baste It over stiff paper before beginning to embroider tbe pattern; otherwise it will be bard to keep from puckering. For this work cither Roman
floss or soft mercerized cotton floss
may be used. Tbe best results will be
obtained from the silk floss probably,
and a rather heavy grade will be
found more effective tban a finer one.
Sliver or gold thread Is easily combined with the floss and is very stylish
ond well suited to this work. In view
of the popularity of gold and silver
embroideries this would be a distinct
addition to a trimming of tbls kind.
CHARLOTTE ROLL.
His Granddaughter Objeota.
Miss Ulhel Dickens, a granddaughter
of Charles Pickens, Is reported to be
violently opposed to the project now
on foot in Kngtnnd of erecting a statue
to the memory of the novelist She
calls attention to tbe fact that ber
grandfather In his will distinctly suld
thnt he wns to hnve no "monument
meinorlnl or testltnonlnl." Miss Pickens Is tbe bend of a lorge typewriting
bureau In London and Is described as
a keen business woman.
Uncle Silas Snid
"A soil answer tuniclli nwny wrath,!
l.ut It won't a fresh hook agent not !
1 ill colledtor."—Los Anucies Express.
Chasing Away tha Bluet.
livery once in awhile some one
lenrns something thot be has known
all the time, paradoxical as this may
seem, It Is true. In a general way, you
know a hundred things you only half
stop to think about and really never
put into practice. And tben some dny
by mere chance you And out this old
truth for yourself, and from tben on It
seems like a brand new discovery tn
you.
Perbnps. for Instance, you. have often heard that fresh air will do for
you what drugs couldn't nccompllsli.
A certain Cleveland girl who Just the
other dny thought she was staring n
nervous collapse In the face hnd nl-
wnys heard this, too. but It never occurred to her to tnke It seriously.
The nervous collapse she did take
seriously, however. So would you If
your hend wns throbbing nnd your
muscles fnlrly tense with overwrought
nerves. Things looked pretty tilnek.
There were hnrd things to henr. and-i
Well, what's the use'/-the world looked
pretty dnrk.   Possibly a doctor coml
Eatirg at Bedtime.
Do you go to bed hungry ( Thin Is
not a good thing to do. Nothing
should, of course, be eaten wblch Is
hard to digest, but something should
he token to Btny the stomach's craving
and Insure sleep.
Wafers nnd wnrm milk, hot water
nnd brown bread or a few dates ore
all good. They Bhould be eaten slowly. If they are not well digested, Instead of inducing sleep they will cause
wakefulness.    	
Don't Do It.
Dr Weir Mitchell declnres thnt women often Inlk themselves into n nervous collapse "Talking!" he snyn, "re.
duces the vital force. One hnR only to
lose one's voice temporarily to find
out how many unnecessary remarks
one makes."     	
With Roast Lamb.
For n delicious snlnd tn nerve with
ronst lomh sprinkle orange pulp wltb
minced tnl.it lenves. dress with lemon
Juice ond eugur and serve on lettuce
lenves.
A Dessert That May Be Made Early I tithe Morning.
Take a piece of cardboard the size
of tbe pan in which you are to bake
your cake, allowing one Inch more to
lap over. Sew this in shape for your roll.
TO make the sponge cake take one
egg, bent the yolk and white sepo-'te-
ly. add one-balf cupful of sugur and
peat again. Sift together twice one-
balf cupful of flour, one-balf teaspoon-
ful of baking powder and one-half tea-
spoonful of salt. Fold Into the beaten-
egg and sugar. Add one-quarter cupful of boiling water and one-balf tea-
spoonful of vanilla. Bake In a hot
oven in a flat, shallow pan until
browned a little, but not crisp. Roll
and put in enrdboard frame while hot.
For the churlotte filling take a tea-
spoonful of minute gelatin nnd dissolve with two tnblespoonfuls of boll-
iug wnter. It mny be necessary to-
bent still more to completely dissolve
the gelatin, but do not add any more-
water.
Whip half a pint of cream till stiff,
add two toblespoonfuls of powdered
sugar nnd half a teaspoonful of vanilla. Have yonr dish standing in ice
wnter while beating. Add the gelatin*
and beat till it is set. Pour It Into the
sponge cake mold and set in Ice chest
till needed.
This is a good dessert to use, for It
may be mode early In the morning.
Roosevelt In Pastry.
The woman who makes her own gin-
gcrcakes has at some time or other
token pride In the clever shapes lit
wblch she turned them out as men,
women, dolls and animals.   It Is most
Interesting to know that the Uortnnns,
who are adepts In tbls ort, bnvo made*
one like tlio picture here, rejiyesmitlrt**:
President Hqi.seve.lt hunting Iii Africis
and bringing In bis own irnme THE REPORTER;, MICHEL.' BRITISH COLUMBIA.
LIVESTOCKCONOITIOKS
LOSS DURING PAST WINTER WILL
NOT EXCEED ONE  PER CENT
Farmers are Going In More for Stall
Feeding Beef Cattle for the Export
Market—Prices are Unusually
High This Year, Due to the Scar,
city of Beef in the Old Country
Market
Calgary.—Reports from every part of
. the province are to the effect that the
stock never were in better condition
at this season of the year, and that
the loss during the past winter from
all causes will not exceed,one per
cent. The Iosb of calves and other
spring stock has also been very light,
owing to the fact that the mothers
were in such good condition.
The farmers are going in more ond
more each year for stall feeding beef
cattle for the export market in- the
early spring, and as a result there is
a larger amount of prime beef being
shipped this spring than ever before
in the history of the province.
Prices are also unusually high, especially for export cattle, second and
even third grades bringing ns high a
price this year as primes did in 1908
or 1907. This is due to the scarcity of
beef in the old country market, caused
by the dropping off of shipments from
the United States.
Colin MacPherson, of Calgary, ship
ped several carloads of prime beef
cattle on Saturday last to .Winnipeg
for export, some of which weighed
Irom 1,400 to 1,500 pounds nnd-netted
the farmer $73 per head. - .They, were
purchased in the country along the
Rosebud between the 0, & E. railway
and Carbon. '   .,
P. Burns & Co. also shipped last
week 450 head, which were sorted at
Winnipeg and sold either for butchers
or for export.
The only regrettable feature about
till export cattle trade, of Alberta this
spring is that there are such a large
number of very fine young heifers and
cows being shipped for beef that ought
notlo be sold out of the country.
Lots Sell High at Prince Rupert
Vancouver.—Ihe first auction sole of
Prince Rupert townsite lots was a
great success, the total value being
nearly half a million dollars.
Two thousand people attended tho
Bale, and bidding was keen from the
start.
In no case was property withdrawn
because of the failure to reach the re
serve price, and in many cases tiie
prices went far above what was anticipated.
This was especially (lie cose in the
business property, when the choicest
corner in that locality brought $10,500
Buyers from Austria, Alaska, United
Slates and Winnipeg secured property,
though the bulk of the buyers were
from Vancouver. No unnecosslil-y talking was required to bring bids, the
value of the property appealing directly to tile buyers, who knew exactly
what they were after.
Alberta's School Fund Totals $506,518
Ottawa.—In reply to a question hy
M. 8. McCarthy, of Colgory, in the
House of Commons, Hon. Frank
Oliver said that, assuming the school
lands of Alherto to comprise one-
eighteenth of the total nrea of the
province, thnt is to say two sections
out of thirty-six, the area of school
londs still unsold would be approximately 8.31,000 acres The amount of
the Alberta school fund on March 31
last wos $506,518, but this is subject
to a revision of the final adjustment
of revenue for the lost fiscal year. The
total amount of deferred payments on
March 31 last wns $1,168,523, hut this
amount is also subject to revision.
Censors Bernard Shaw's New Play
London.—The censor hns prohibited
the production of George Bernard
Shaw's new play, "The Showing Up of
Blanco Posnet." The play, which was
on a theological subject, was m advanced rehearsal lor nn early production.
Mr. Show, in a characteristic interview in the Doilv Chronicle, says:
"The censor obje.-is to the piny, not
because it is irreligious, but because it
i? religious, and because it suggests
belief in God by picturing a set of ungodly people who wnken up to the per-
ception Hint God is a real vital and
active existence."
IRISH-AMERICAN   PILGRIMAGE
Movement Now on Foot for a Great
Pilgrimage of  Irish-Americans
to the Old Land
London.—A movement is on foot for
a great pilgrimage of Irish-Americans
to Ireland next year is being eagerly
discussed in all ports of that country.
One of the originators of the movement is Richard Cioker, who says he
is glad to hear that the project is
meeting with success.
"Whether 500 or 1,000 or 50,000 Irish-
Americans cross the Atlantic and tour
Ireland," he said, "money is bound to
be left in the country and its industries are bound to benefit. Such a
scheme, if successfully carried out,
may be the means of starting new industries.
"I believe there is a great future before Ireland, but it badly needs men
with means to come and help its development. There are more inducements for people to come to Ireland
than ever before. Better houses are
being built, and the land act has done
a lot of good in encouraging the
people to stay at home and work their
own land.
"It is remarkable to think how few
Irish-Americans. of Irish parentage
know anything about the attractions
of Ireland. Americans arrive at
Queenstown and rush through to Liv
crpool without seeing anything of the
country. What may they find better
in Italy than you can see here?" asked
Mr. Croker, as he pointed to the
beautiful landscapes surrounding flis
home. He added that he would like
to see the pilgrimage made an annual
affair.
American Indian as Co-Respon lent
London, Eng,—-A divorce hns neen
granted in this city in which White
Cloud, a North American Indian, was
cited as co-respondent. This 's the
first time on Aniericnn Indian lias so
appeared in England, and a crowd
went to the court room in the hope of
seeing the Indian, but he did not appear.
The suit was brought by a Mr.
Green, who alleged that while White
Cloud wos playing in this city with a
Wild West show, lie captivated Mrs.
Green and induced her to leave her
husband. The court found in favor
of Mr. Green. The papers were served
on White Cloud by advertising.
Church Colleges in Saskatchewan
Regino —The provincial board of directors of the Preshyterinn residential
college for Saskatchewan met recently
and decided lo erect a college at
Moose .law. One hundred thousand
dollars will be raised for this purpose
and the city of Moose Jnw is donating
a free site for the building.
The Church of England will locate
a college at tile university site nt
Snskntoon, and Lutherans will do the
Bame.
U. E. Loyalists and Empire's Defence
Toronto.—A strong position upon the
question of anada's naval policy was
taken by the United Empire Loyalists'
association at a recent meeting. A
resolution which had previously been
endorsed by the Daughters of the
Empire was introduced and carried
unanimously. The resolution first expressed hearty appreciation and approval of both associations of the naval
defence resolutions passed by the Dominion parliament, and then said that
the Canadian naval service should be
organized on a sufficiently liberal and
comprehensive scale to provide adequate protection to our coasts and
commerce and also a contribution to
defensive power of the empire. They
will heartily endorse any action the
Canadian government may take pending organization of a Canadian naval
service to make a special and imme-
diate contribution to the Imperial
navy of one or more of the most
powerful battleships in the world.
Czar Pardons Stoessel and Nebogatoff
St. Petersburg.—Lieutenant-Genera]
Anatole M. Stoessel and Rear-Admiral
Nebogatoff have been released from
confinement in the fortress of St. Peter
and St. Paul by order of Emperor
Nicholas. The health of both men
has been gravely affected by. their
confinement.
General Stoessel wos found guilty
by court martial of surrendering Port
Arthur to the Japanese, and was serving a sentence of ten years' imprison
ment. Nebogatoff was sentenced to
be interned in a fortress for the same
length of time for surrendering to the
enemy nt the battle of the Sea of
Japan.
Stoessel began his sentence March
20, 1908, while Nebogatoff took up his
quarters in the fortress April 15, 1007.
Rear-Admiral Gregorieff and Lieut.
Smirnoff, subordinate officers under
Nebogatoff in the Russo-Japanese
war, were pardoned a month ngo.
Rival Railway Surveys
Vancouver, B. C—Final location
surveys along the west bonk of the
Thompson river 20 miles above Kamloops, arc being mode by the Canadian
Northern railway according to Major
J. T. Robinson of Kamloops, who was
in Vancouver the other day. This rail,
way lias three parties in the field and
is pushing its work to the limit of Uncapacity of its men in order that it
mny traverse the valley ahead of the
forces of the Grand Trunk Pacific,
which is working two survey parties
on the enst bnnk of the river w'tllin
sight of the Canadian Northern men.
SEVERE MM CUSS
EX-PREMIER        BALFOUR        DENOUNCES NEW BRITISH TAX
Generous Newspaper Proprietor
New York.—Plans have been ino'lc
lo establish in Toronto, Out., n system
of milk depots for the free distribution of pnsteuriz.il milk similar to
the St.rauss bureaus in New York
.1. Ross Robertson, chairman of it.e
board nf trustees of the hospital for
sick children in Toronto, and •>•■■-
prietor of the Toronto Evening
Telegram, is tile donor of the new
system for this city, although Nn.li.'in
Strauss \fill send nn expert from here
to put it ill working order.
Selling Bad Eggs a Crime in New York
New York.—Two men hove been sc.j-
enced to sixty days' imprisonment
one for selling bad eggs, the other for
using them in making pastry. This
announcement was mnde by the hoard
of henlth. They a.- the first cases on
record in New York where a prison
sentence lias been imposed for the
offence. This drastic action was -.uken
to break up the prntice which die repeated imposition of fines failed to
cheek,
Philippines Wint Independence
Manilla.—With but slight variation
from its action :il flnnl adjournment
of (he session nf lPCo. the Philippine
general assembly ill the closing hour
o' its session adppVd the second reap-
lution declaring n favor ot the independence of Ihe islands.
Jap Warship for Behring Sea
St. Petersburg.—A locnl newspaper
publishes a despatch from Tokio r y-
ing Japan lias decided to send a war-
ship to the Behring Sea on account of
the repented seizures there of Inpiin-
ese vessels by American and Russian
ships.
New York the Insanity Factory
Buffalo, N. Y.—That New York is
the place where insanity is inntiufnc
tured was the statement made ny llr
Albert Warren Feiris, of Brooklyn
member of the r.tnte commission in
lunney, in a lecture on the general
phases of Insanity before the tii'iii,
■■lull of St. Paul's church.
Wealthy Class of Britain Must Now
Pay Heavy Taxes—Double the
Former Tax on all Stock, and 20
Per Cent, of all the Increase on
Land Values—Operation of Low
Will Give State Much Property
London.—The House of Commons
passed the new death duties by a vet •
of 298 to 122, the settlement duties by
300 to 123, the legacy succession duties
by 300 to 127, the automobile' tux is
without a division and the reduction
of the sinking fund by 203 to SO.
Ex-Premier Balfour again strongly
denounced the death duties: "Let us
be careful," he said. "We do not associate democracy with robbery, an
association which never has been true
in any civilized, modern state, and
which I hope never will be true in
this country, but it seems nearer a'ter
this budget than before."
Under the new budget, which is the
creation of Lloyd-George; chancellor
of the exchequer, the poor-rich man
has a hard lot. He must pay over an
8 per cent, income tax, $200 a rear
for each of his big automobiles, double
the former tax on all stock, a new
tax on all his land, and 20 per cent:
of all the increase in land values.
When he dies, if he' wss a million;,
aire, the state will seize a maximum
of 27 per cent, of his entire property.
This is divided into three taxes: 15
per cent, death duties, 10 per. cent'
legacy duty on oil bequeBts except to
near relatives,', and. a general tax of
2 per cent, on all estates passing *'t9
probate.
There are numerous instances annually where estates pass to probate
twice in the same year through, the
death of an heir of the first owner.
The operation of the new law would
confiscate to the state as high as 54
per cent, of such properties. If the
total amounted to a million or more,
the burden upon large estates wvild
be even greater than these figures
would indicate, for the government
compels immediate cash payment tiy
the great properties.
Of course they do not represent
cash, but all manner of investments.
Executors are required to make immediate forced sales of sufficient
property to satisfy the government
demands. This ia especially so wiv-n
the real estate involves heavy sacrifices.
Irrigated  Lands  Being  Extended
Winnipeg.—"One million acres of
Alherton irrigated land will be sold
this year by the Canadian Pacific railway nt the present rate of progress,"
said T. Heeney, the head of that department of the company's work.
"Half a million acres were disposed
of last year, but there has been an
immense influx of Americans from the
irrigated lands of the United States,
and by the end of the season we anticipate having three million acres of
irrigated land occupied." Mr. Heeney
declored that farmers who had en-
joyed experience of irrigated land appreciate the fact that it is more
reliable than ordinary soil. The land
in Alberta that was being irrigated
had, previous to irrigation, produced
forty ond fifty bushels an acre. The
aim was not to increase the yield but
to make the land independent of
droughts.
Mr. Heeney said a contract had just
been let to Foley, Welch & Stewart
for extending the irrigation system to
the extent of a million acres. He said
prospects hnd never been better..
Mr. Heeney has been to Montreal to
the head offices of the C. P. R.
Good Advice for Aistralia and Others
London.—Addre.j-.ing n gathering of
Australians here om the naval ,ues-
tion, Admiral l.or.1 Charles Beres-
fprd urged that (lie colonies, instead
of contributing townids the building of
a Dreadnought, should build cruisers
to protect their irndo and commerce,
and to form the nucleus' oi navies of
their own, after the example of
Japan, which linlf n century ngo was
fighting with the to.toise shell armor
and hows and arrows.
This, ho said, sli ,uld not be di'li-
cult f:.r the colonics. What the i'rit-
isli Empire wanted wns a navy that
wns able to go out and attack nnd
protect trade routes. He considered
that "Our insane advertising of
Dreadnoughts' offended oilier nations
nnd involved Eur-rie in terribly expensive niivnl connitition.
COLLAPSE   OF   FRENCH   STRIKE I BOTH    NATION?   WERE   WRONG
Curtain Is Rung Down Upon General
Turmoil and Peace and Quietness Now Reigns
Paris—The curtain haB been rung
down upon the general strike, amid recriminations by the leaders, who tried
to bring the responsibility for the failure upon each other and the defeated
postal employees. The end came when
a few hundred laborers voted to resume work.
The General Federation of. Labor
issued a manifesto in which they seek
to cover up their retreat, explaining
that.the postal employees were over
confident of the success of their second strike, "which everything shows
was prepared and instigated by the
government, which was desirous of an
opportunity to avenge itself against
the leaders of the first strike."
The statement adds that the strikes
of the excavators and other workmen
have sufficiently demonstrated the solidarity of the proletariat and the postmen.
Wi,th the surrender of the general
Federation of Labor the strike of the
postal employees, which hod already
practically ended, collapsed utterly
and the few men who were still on
strike decided to return to their
offices snd try to obtain their old
positions. The postmen and a few
of the other unionB are now raising a
fund from which to give the dismissed
postal employees $30 a month until
they can obtain other employment.
Castro Can Return to Venezuela
Caracas.—A decision has been ren.
dered by a judge of the criminal court,
dismissing the charge against Castro
of complicity in a plot to assassinate
Juan Vincente Gomez last December.
Senor. Gomez at tne time was acting
president of the republic, having been
left at the head of the government by
Castro when he sailed for Europe on
November 23.
The decision was rendered on a petition of the attorney general, who
took as the grounds for his' plea the
recent amnesty decree of President
Gomez, winch gave freedom to all
persons taken prisoners ot the time of
the overthrow of the Castro administration last December. Everybody under arrest charged with complicity in
the attempted assassination was liberated at that time.
This is the offence for which Castro
was threatened with arrest if he re
turned to Venezuela.
Work on the G. T. P.
Vancouver.—Witli the opening of
navigation on the Skeeno river, permitting the landing of laborers at
various comps almost shut off from
communication with the outside
world during tho winter months, impetus haB been given to construction
along the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. Over 1,000 new hands have been
added to the payrolls of the con.
tractors during the past six weeks
The early fall will see the first 100
mile section completed and in operation. J. W. Stewart, managing director of Foley, Welch & Stewnrt, railway contractors, who are carrying out
this contract, has gone east. Rumor
has it that this firm will secure the
next contract for the extension .if the
line 125 miles beyond the mouth of
the Copper river. Work hns been
suspended on the Kilamnat brunch to
connect the main line at Kitsalas
canyon with Kilamaat.
The   Hague   Criticises  the   Position
Taken by Germany and France
in the Casablanca Affair
The Hague.—The decision of the
Court of Arbitarotion on the Casablanca dispute between France and
Germany over the forcible seizure by
French officials of deserters from the
French foreign legion while under the
protection of the Germah consulate,
has been delivered. While not placing
the blame definitely upon either
France or Germany, the, court censures the representatives of each nation in several particulars. It declares that the secretary of the German consulate nt Casablanca wrongfully endeavored to. bring obout the
embarkation on a German steamship
of deserters from the Frcncli foreign
legion, who were not of German nationality, and adds that the consulate
hod even no right to protect desorterB
who were, of German nationality, and
that the consult committed an error in
signing their safe conduct.
Nevertheless, the decision continues,
the German consulate officials were
not guilty of an intentionnl fault.
The court adds that the French military authorities were wrong in not respecting the de focto protection exercised by the German consulnte. The
circumstances did not justify the
French soldiers in threatening the con
sular agents with revolvers, nor in
their ill-treatment of the Moroccan
troops attached to the German consulate.
The court concludes with the statement that it is unnecessary to deal
with the other clainiB of the litigants.
The official view of the decision rendered by the court of arbitration on
the Casablanca dispute is favorable
according to the Nord Deutsche Alle-
gemeine Zeitung.
"The decision," says the paper,
"takes a middle course, between the
German and French view points. The
officials of both countries are declared
to have been wrong in various points
While both governments must expresr
regrets Germany w 11 do so willingly,
os the action of ihe German agentr
bos been recognized frbm the first not
to be free from blame.
"A very disagreeable incident is
settled by the decision in a worthy
manner for practical politics and in
a satisfactory way for international
relations."
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*     COAL  STRIKE  SETTLED     *
High Prices for Eggs
Toronto.—Ontario's biggest egg ship.
pers stated that after careful survey of
the situation they believed that there
will be no cheap eggs iii Canada this
year, owing to the immense demand
from western markets. PriceB in the
country arc 17 and 18 cents per lozen
the highest on record. London is Hie
centre of the Inrgest egg shipping industry in Canada, and recei.tiy sever: 1
million dozens have been sent west
Large orders are still unfilled.
High Wheat Prices Will Continue
Chicago.—J. A. Pntlen, of tbe board
of trade firm of Bartlett, Patten It
Company, whose operations in wheat
hnve received national notice during
tiie lost few weeks, reviewed the
wheat situation and gave his opinion
of the market in nn address before the
Flour Manufacturers' club of Chicago
recently.
"I predict." lie snid, "that higher
prices will prevail nil the world over
for a year lo come in wheat ami tlinl
red winter wheat (soft wheat) will sell
as high in America a year from now
as it is selling to-day."
Wheat In Punjab
Lahore, India.-Tlir    official    estimate of the  Punjab whent crop for
1009 is 2,72-1,099 ions   all increase of
22 per cent, over the crop of 1908.
Ill-Treatment of Prisoners
St. John, N.B—Joseph William
Shaw, alius Samuel Adams, after serving twenty-two months in Dorchester
penitentiary, announces that he. will
write tirticles on the treatment of convicts in Dorchester penitentiary os
soon us he can rid his mind of bins.
He says he can prove he charges to
the hilt. Graft on the part of some
prison officials is one charge, and another is to the effect that at least four
prisoners during the twenty-two
months lie was there died from neglect and ill-treatment.
Prevention of Consumption
Hamilton, Ont.—At the aiinunl meet,
ing of the Canadian association for
the prevention of tuberculosis u resolution was passed urging all provincial governments and legislatures
to aid in every way the reforms to
check the sprend oi disease. Dr. ,' G.
Adams, Montreal, was elected president. Tile next meeting of the association will lie held in Montreal.
* Macleod.—The board of con 'ilia-
tion and arbitration    appointed *
* under the Lemieux Act, which lias *
* for some dnys been endeavoring *
* to reconcile  the  differences  be. *
# tween  the  striking  cool  miners *
# and operators in the southern dis. »
# tricts, has succeeded in ','ringing *
« about an agreement, and peace *
» and a speedy resumption of work *
# is assured.    Ihe informal ngree-#
# ment wns renched after long dis- #*
cussion. #
The main features are Hint the'
miners will  yield  on the open
* shop contention ond the operators
* will yield ns to discrimination.    *
# #
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Millions Celebrated Holiday
London.—Empire Dny, whieli comes
on tbe anniversary of the birtli of the
late Queen Victoria, wob more generally observed this Venr thnn since its
inauguration. The day has been
selected os the occasion upon wliich
children of the "mpiro shall honor the
flag, nnd it wns celebrated in every
part of Great Britain. It is estimated
that all told not less thnn fifteen million saluted the national emblem nnd
in the United Kingdom nlone close to
four million children took pnrt in the
demonstration. For the first time
London hnd nn organized celebration
Five thousand uniformed school hoys
marched through the tnnin streets of
the capital to Hyde pnrk. All the
children gathered nnd saluted Hie national emblem as well ns the emblem
of fifty-six dominions nnd colonies.
Obed Smith Makes Fine Addrets
London.—.1. Obed Smith addressed
the Royal Society of Arts on Cnnnda
as a field for investment, lnying btress
on the tendency of the British investor
to seek only ollieinl issues whilst
United Stntuen capitalists hnd the
clear field of industrials. The excellent paper was listened to by nn
influential audience,'Lord Hindlip
presiding.
Swooped Down on Asquith
Sheffield.—A political meeting thnt
wns being addressed here by Premier
Asquith wns storuod by a crowd of
suffragettes. The women, however,
failed, to e'leet an el'trance to the hall,
and several uf them were injured in
encounters with tne police.
Mr. Asquith was obliged to make bis
exit secretly thrnil'tn a side door before the proceedings hnd'endid.
Teachers' Trip to Vancouver
Toronto.—Inspector Hughes Iiob
conferred with a number of Toronto
teachers and planned the details of a
trip this summer to Vancouver to attend Hie Dominion Educational ussoci
alioii convention, mid then drop south
to Seattle to see the Alaskan exposition.
Lyttleton Sounds the  Imperial  Note
London.—There  wa i     n     brilliant
gntlierinir at the annual dinner 'if the
Povnl Colonial Ini-tflttte, Alfred I.yt-
tb'ton, former colonial secretary, presiding.    Mr. Lyttleton snid the true
I way to get a groat imneriaJ navy was
I to foster the notional  spirit in  the
dominions.    Yet, v.liat  needed  *i be
I dpveloned  was no!  merely tile sense
I of nationality,  hut  n  comprehensive
j patriotism embracing the empire ns
| n whole.   He emphasized tiie splendid
audacity of Now Zealand in nnnoiine-
j ing to the world the unity of the em-
nire.   Patriotic speeches were also delivered by Hull Jones, a representative of Now Zealand, the Enr] of Jersey and Sir Gilbert Parker.
King and Meredith's Tomb
London,—II is snid that King Edward bus taken a hand in tbe agitation to induce the Denn of Westminster to reconsider bis decision not to
admit George Meredith's ashes to the
nlibey, and if this is the case it is
almost certain Unit the novelist's remains will find n resting jiluce there
after all.
Capt. Thomas Will Represent Alberta
Cnlgary.—At a recent meeting of the
executive of the Alberta Press association, ('apt. T. Bervlllo Thomas was
appointed n delegate to the Imperial
I'ress conference to lie held in London
in n short time. Cnpt. Thomas hns
left on bis mission, anr1 expects lo be
absent ior about six wiVis.
Will Investigate Charges
Victoria, 1). 0.-—Colonel Gregory line
been nppointed commissioner to investigate the charges mode ngninst
Captain Guudjn. of the marine nnd
fisheries department, Capt. (hind in
denied them absolutely and asked lor
an investigation.
Pence River Navigation Co.
tlltnwn.-The Pence liiver Triulo
ami Navigation company hns been incorporated with u capital of one million dollars. Tiie incorporators lire:
I-'. S. Lawrence, oj Fort Vermilion,
Alta.; W. 11. I.ightnll, C. A. Hnrwood.
E. Greenwood und G. 8. Wilson, oi
Montreal.
PEACE FORALL NATIONS
SOME STRIKING STATEMENTS AT
ARBITRATION CONFERENCE
If President of United States Were to
Interview King Edward and Kaiser
William, all War Talk Would Soon
Be at an End, Says Repreientative
Bartholdt—Alfred Moseley Attaches
Blame to Germany
Lake Mohonk.—Hon. James Bryce,
British ambassador, in addressing the
conference on international arbitration, said that the ill-feeling between
nations which led to war was jiieii
laid' at the feet of .the newspapers,
which were accused of misrepresenting the purposes and sentiments of ihe
other side, leading each people to te-
lieve itself Wholly in the right, rnd
the other side wholly in the wrong.
While not defending he newspap-jrs,
he questioned if they were really to
blame, stating that the press was what
the people made it, otM that if the
people wished the newspapers to show
a pacific spirit they would do so, us
tiie press reflects the spirit of the
people.
In his address, Representative Ppr-
tlioldt said:
"If the president of.the United
States were to say to King Edward
and Emperdr William, 'Let us keep
the peace, and in case of any trouble
between either two of our three countries, let us not draw the'sword until
we, have an investigation by an impartial third party, be it power, cr;n-
mis8ion or court,' and that the two
monarchs would agree to this proposal, it would signify the end uf.
war."
Alfred Moseley's speech was less
conservative than the diplomatic
utterances of those who preceded him
He is an Englishman, and arrived st
the conference after a trip from South
Africa. He said that he was not it
oil sure that President Taft would core
to take the initiative in saying something to Britain und Germony, but
suggested thut if he did he shoud
turn his attention to Germany first, tut
Britain hod already proposed to come
to some agreement with Germany regarding armaments, but had received
no response.
Dowieitet for Alberta
Edmonton.—The entire colony ol
DowiciteB numbering 100 fomilies,
from Zion City will locate in the
Edmonton district this summer. Four
representatives of the colony left under the direction of n guide to inspect
the country to the east of the city and
will be absent for some weeks. The
colony will acquire 50,000 acres. Another colony of 00 German families
from near Chicago is olso preparing
to come to Northern Alberta. Three tl
their forerunners readied the city last
week.
Training Canadian Troops In England
London.—The suggestion cotnins
from Canndn thnt two regiments of
Cnnndion infantry militia should isit
Aldershot in August to undergo n lew
weeks' training with the regulars
there, the Canadian Press association
hears, is not received favorably at
military headquarters. However,
should nny formal proposal for a visit
lie mode to the war office, tbe month
of March is suggested os the best
time, on then the training of troops at
Aldershot begins for the year.
Lord Strathcona May Be Generous
Winnipeg.—Subscriptions for tho
Canadian exposition and Selkirk centennial in Winnipeg ure nlrendy beginning to come. The street railway
company lias bended the list .vitii ii
contribution of $7,000. There .vr.s a
persistent rumor on the streets th.it
Lord Strathcona has granted $2,.100,(-(l0
on conditions thut the exposition tn
held in Kildonan, nnd the permanent
buildings lie devoted lo the univ."'s ty
of Manitoba, This story could not be
confirmed.
Englishmen Going on Big Hunt.
Vancouver, 11. C—To carry a party
of distinguished English big game
hunters lo Komtchatka and up along
the eastern coast of .Siberia, possibly
through   Hehring  Sen   nnd   into  the
Aretie (I, n, tbe steamer Transit, of
the fleet of Mackenzie Bros., of Vancouver, has been chartered    for    n
period not to ex tl four months. The
steamer is lo he delivered to the Eng.
lish party In Vancouver June .'10.
The All Red Route
Ottawa.—In reply to n question by
Hon. .Mr. Foster, Sir Wilfrid Laurier
replied Hint nothing could be snid in
regard to tiie All.lied route 'schema
until Depuly-Postmaster-Qeneral Conl-
ter hail returned from Australia,
Whither lie hnd gone in connection
witli the matter. The premier prom,
ised a statement for the beginning of
the next session of parliament,
London Times Application Refused
Ottawa.—The railway commission
has dismissed the application of the
London Times for nn order lo compel
telegraph companies to grunt press
rales on news sent to (Hue,. Bay, N.S..
for transmission by Marconi wireless
telegraph to the United Kingdom. The
matter will be dealt with nt an Inquiry inlo the whole question ol telegraph and cable lutes tn be held lit a
later date.
Start Quebec Bridge This Summer
Ottawa.—-Commissioners nppointed
by the Dominion government lo pro-
pure plaiiH for the reconstruction of
the Quebec bridge nre so far advanced
in tlieir work ilinl il is likely thnt
the government Will be in possession
of completed plans in a short time and
the contract lor the building will probably be let during the summer. The
new bridge will tost between six and
seven million dollars, THE REPORTER;  MICHEL.  PRITISH COLUMBIA.
DECORATING HINTS
An Artistic Bedroom Done In
Gray and Pink.
A REAL STROKE OF GENIUS.
Tidies Again the Vogue In Smart New
York Homes—The Zodiac Necklace
Is the Thing to Conjure With.
Handicraft Work.
My Dear Elso — I have just eome
back from a week end sprat with Elinor N. You know the N.'s have recently finished the.il* new house at
'Short Hills, und when they nre not
exploring nil the unexplored regions
of the globe they will be located nt
.this delightful colonial abode, shunted
In one of Jersey's most exclusive spots.
"The place will be In the mnrket n yenr
(from now, I urn nhsolutely certain, but
•for the time being they nre perfectly
bewitched wltb their latest architectural achievement. 1 wonder why tho
"moving on" spirit does get such a
ZODIAC NECKLACE.
grip on Americans. I reckon it's because we are so bent upon improving
ourselves we just can't rest. We certainly do lack repose ns a nation; but,
as the English complacently hint, we'll
"arrive" when we get over the novelty
of baring barrels of money to dispose
of as the whim seizes us. But I
haven't time this morning to moralize,
for I must tell you about Elinor's bedroom, which,is tbe Sweetest thing you
ever Imagined, Tltanin's bower. Mrs.
George Gould's famous boudoir at
Georgian Court, the magnificent Lake-
■wood palace, Isn't u patcli on this
apartment hi point of artistic conception. I couldn't shut my little peepers
In such a beauty spot. The wonder of
it would keep me awnke. Raving, us
usual! Now, listen to how It's "done"
and you'll rove with me.
To begin with, the room Is a good
sized square apartment. I loathe a
Igreat born of a bedroom, don't you?
It started out for a "square deal," but
got sidetracked at one end, where a
slightly bowed diamond puned window
breaks up tbe architectural precision.
Under Elinor's supervision-you know
she's artistic to tbe linger tips—a New
York ulterior artist, a woman by the
way, did the decorating. A gray and
pink scheme wus selected, and to curry
ont the misty, huzy atmosphere that
was planned to float o'er this Eden
tbe door wos first painted and tben
enameled a soft French gray and partly
covered with n square rug of silvery
gray green Wilton. The walls were
'hung with a pule gray cartridge paper
suggesting the tone of the floor. Now
.comes evidence of the divine afflatus
possessed by tbe decora lor.
Depa'rtiug from the commonplace
frieze, this original craftswoman ran
a stiff border of pink hollyhocks Immediately under the place dedicated to
this piece of mural decoration. Where
the frieze wasn't, lo he Irish, was a
blurry effect In grays Unit melted into
the ceiling, rather indicating tbe gathering of a storm with the sun sblning
through. On either side of the dressing table, which wus of gray enameled
sstlnwood, were arranged silver candelabra In brunch style, fitted with
electric light, softened by shades In
the form of pink hollyhocks. The slu-
•drte bed was of Ihe flame wood: nlso a
small colonial table, on which were
placed tho night light of silver, with
'hollyhock shade, und a few of Elinor's
'favorite books bound In gray suede.
Talking about genius, It surely wns
burning when It came to tbe dressing
tip of this bed. A sprend and bolster
roll of white handkerchief linen edged
with deep cluny lure and embroidered
with a row of tho pink hollyhocks was
designed for this pnrticulur couch and
curried Into effect.
Hnve I told you why the old kitchen
cordon flower wns selected ns a motif?
'No? How stupid, for hereby hangs a
tale! Yon should nnd must know thnt
the decorators Imported just two patterns of n French cretonne In gray bis
sprinkled witli the dear, stiff old po-
•.-les. nnd one of these lengths Elinor
annexed nnd bud her Couch, easy
chairs and window sent upholstered In
it. Naturally the blossoms became the
theme of the furnishings. But. to come
back to the spread, when It was laid
on the bed It became u wblted sepnl-
chcr, nnd, ns nn editor friend of mine
snys, "It hit one In the eye." Something hnd to be done. Sleepless nights
ensued for Elinor nnd the Interior decorator. Like Sentimental Tommy, they
"found a why," und such a funny way!
It won decided the spread had to be
dyed a pule gray, the right sort of
nuance to tone In with the otber effects. But how get It? I believe In
"leadings," both In things divine and
material, and an earthly manifestation
took place In this Instance. One even
ing Elinor had for tbe moment forgotten the Bprend and was getting ready
for a dinner party. Wheu her muid,
frock lu hand, was about to slip over
her bead a Worth creation she gracefully dodged the service, flew to a bundle of old newspapers that happened
to be in tbe room and, while Marie
looked on aghast, tore them up, tossed
| them in the basin and poured boiling
water over them. Impatiently walking
the floor for a-second, she returned to
the experiment, lifted tbe puper from
the water with the aid of a tooih-
brush bundle. and gazed In ccstutie
rupture ot the grayish solution left lu
the basin. When Marie hud brought
ber the spread and bolster roll milady
gathered tbe embroidered part of Ihe
work up in her bunds and dipped the
rest of tbe linen in the water. Aftet
sousing the material up aud dowu. behold a lovely tone of gray was the result! Satisfied with the undcrtnking.
Elinor allowed herself to be dressed
for the dinner and departed in high
glee.
Next day the tidies were treated lo
the same kind of bath. Tidies, you
say, who uses any tblng so autlquntcdV
We up to date Gothamltes do, inv
(Jear. They've been the smart coper
all whiter, but not tbe antlmucassar
of hideous English origin. No; tbe
new affairs are of the sheerest handkerchief linen and are used merely on
the arms of upholstered furniture
There were no pictures on the walls of
this exquisite room. In fact, nothing
of a pictorial nature was attempted
Save the portraits of the master of the
house and Elinor's small girl, Kathleen, framed in dull silver, thot were
to be seen on the dressing table. At
the bow window were sash curtains of
gray brussels net and long hangings
of cretonne lined with pink silk. The
toilet things were of perfectly plain
dull silver, each article decorated with
a single hollyhock. When I tell you
that the doors entering the boudoir
and bath were of plate glass with dull
silver knobs you can gather, 1 hope, a
faint idea of tbe attractiveness of this
room.
I know how fond you nre of needlework, so when my hostess showed me
a tea cloth Bhe had just bought I took
In all the points so I could pass them
along. The cloth was a large oval affair of white handkerchief linen, measuring probably two yards around. A
superb piece of handmade Russian lace
was used as a finish. For about n
depth of two feet nt Intcrvnls around
the cloth were the most natural stalks
of wild carrot. The blossom port was
worked In tufts of mercerized white
cotton and the stalks and spiky leaves
In a pale green. The flowers were
raised so high and were so true to nature that one instinctively looked for
the funny little black beauty spot that
is to be found in all wild carrot flowers. Between the bunches of blossoms were medallions tbe size of a
bread and butter plate of Russian lace.
Tbe whole thing was gorgeous and yet
in perfect taste.
Hand wrought jewelry Is the fad of
the moment, and classes are being
formed for courses of instruction during Lent, one of which I bare joined,
but nil I expect to accomplish Is a
much battered up pair of hands. Some
of the reproductions of ancient amulets and cburtus are stunning, and I
spent all my lost allowance the otber
day on a zodiac necklace, which is the
latest thing to conjure with. Everybody nowaday! bus n fetich, a particular luck cbarm, which Is supposed to
FOR THE GAS STOVE.
Now Cooking Utensils That Are a Joy
to Use.
\ Judging from the number of cooking
utensils to be used over gas, it appears
' as If the kitchen stove would soon bc-
I come a thing of the past.
Among tbe latest inventions for gas
i stoves is tbe waffle iron. It fits Into a
frame underneath which tbe gas is
turned on.
A good sized Iron thnt is divided into
four quarters, making three corner
shaped cakes. Is $1.10. There are
French wnllle Irons thnt mnke four or
I more small cukes that cost $1.75, $2.,*i0
i and $3. Each size comes with a frame
to fit.
Then there Is a new slca.iner thnt
will cook an entire dinner over one
burner. There nre four vessels, each
setting Into each other, made from tin
i with nn excellent copper bottom.
I    The water Is placed In the first one
I nnd put on over the gas stove.  When
I tbe water boils tbe food to be cooked
can be put In. Tbe odor from one pot
cannot escape to Ibe other, and a dinner consisting of a chicken, potatoes,
beans and apple dumpling (boiled) can
be cooked at one time over the same
burner witb the latter turned off Half
way.
In using this boiler the chicken Is
placed In the pan next the water, then
the potatoes in tbe third, setting on a
wire rack, whlcb comes (IS cents extra) for keeping them dry and mealy,
and lastly tbe apple dumplings.
It Is not necessary that all the pots
shall be used—two, three or four, as
meets one's needs. But it is extremely
necessary that the little cap shall be
placed on tbe tube of tbe last pot; otherwise the cooking will be a failure,
as the steam will escape.
This vessel comes In four different
sizes and costs from $1.75 to $3.50, according to size.
By its use food cannot burn, of
course, and as a fuel saver it has no
equal. Nickel frying pans, especially
gr. d for use over gas, are delightfully
clean looking and exceedingly strong,
as tbe nickel is over Iron. A medium
sized pan In this style may be bought
for 65 cents. Large sizes sell for more.
Wben it comes to the question of
buying a roasting pan it Is quite a
problem, for there are so many good
ones. The seamless are supposed to
be best, and there are a number of
these which include also the self basting feature. One style In iron which
has an extra tray or ruck inside the
ventilated cover is only $1 and Is of n
reliable quality. Tben there Is another style similar to the first in merit,
but has glazed iron, which makes
washing and scouring easier. These
ore $1.25 to $1.50.
Tben there are agate self basting
pans and enameled pans thnt do the
some service, and really all are excellent In their way.
Though a number of new grlddle-
cake pons hove been Introduced, there
Is nothing* lam told, .to beat tbe soap-
stone models. The aluminium ones are
practical, but are expensive, and, while
Iron is satisfactory, it is apt to moke
the bouse smell of cooking and is not
os. clean looking ns some of the others, so that, all in all, the soapstone
Is conceded to be the best kind.
NEW rousA'ii! nurniiiATiON.
ward off misfortune. My charm Is an
Egyptian one, the twelve signs of the
zodiac, all In dull beaten metal, arranged to encircle the throat and connected In front with a sacred scarab,
or Egyptian beetle with spread wings.
Below the scarab bangs a little pendant showing the asp, another Egyptian
chiirni. If your astral color und blrth-
stone have played you fnlse. let me
know, und I'll lend you tny necklace,
and in the mennllme believe me ever
mostly sincerely yours, MABEL. '
Crystallized Orengo Peel,
Rnve nil tlio orange skins from the
table  nnd throw tbem  Into a large
! crock tilled with salt and wnter, about
j n cup of wilt to n gallon.   When It li
| full wash them In two or three waters,
I seruplng out the while Inside. Simmer
gently, changing the »aler from time
to time, till nil truce of the rait disappears.  Drain uud with the scissors or
n sbnrp knife cut into very narrow
strips and weigh.   For each pound nl-
|low n pound of suinr nnd it linlf cupful of wnter. Boil the sugar and water
n moment, add the orange peel and
simmer gently about thirty minutes or
until lender.
Drain, roll eneb piece In granulated
sugar nnd put on n pl'itter covered
with oiled paper to dry In the sun or
on. buttered tins In a slow oven.—Harper's Bazar.
MISS GOULD'S BOUQUET.
Acted Part of Good Samaritan
and Suffered Thereby.
AIDED WOMAN IN DISTRESS.
A  Novel  Bunch of  Flowers Designed
by Mrs. Gould.
Whnt promises to become one of tbe
greatest fads In society is the new
floral piece, "La Pompadour," such as
was carried by Miss Marjorie Gould
at her coming out dinner and donee at
the Hotel Plaza. The creation, which
consists of American Beauty roses,
ferns und lilies of the valley, was
made by Alex McConuell. society florist of New York city.
La Pompadour is a loose bunch of
flowers arranged lu pyramidal form,
standing about two feet In height.   It
required much effort on the part of the !
young debutante to carry it.
Miss Gould's floral piece wns the
Idea   of   ber   talented   mother,   Mrs.
Touched  His Sympathetic Heart, but
at the Cost of His Watch, Pin and a
Wallet—Wife Called Him Easy Mark
and Innooent Babe.
[Copyright, 1909, by T. C. McClure.]
MB. BOWSER has a program
for coming home from the
; ollice which seldom varies.
He leaves the office at a certain minute; be rushes for u car; he
catches It or perishes In the attempt;
he secures a seut or does likewise.
There ore times wheu he escapes a
row with conductor or passenger, but
they occur only nt long intcrvnls. Five
blocks before be reaches his street he
begins to crowd out on the platform.
Sometimes he is elbowed lu return
and asked If tbere are bristles on bis
back, and sometimes people simply
sweur at blm under their breath. He,
demands that the car be brought to a
full stop. When he has descended he
remembers that he has left bis evening
paper on tbe seat and pushes his way
back to get It He Is finally free, but,
as o rule, bos something to soy to Ihe
conductor and is, answered bock In language appropriate to the occasion.
'The other night, when the usual hour
an .led and there was no Bowser, Mrs.
Bowser began to wonder. -<*en minutes luter she was anxious.- When
twenty minutes bad passed sbe
thought of mangled remains lying lu
the middle of the street. Just half an
hour hud been ticked off by the clock
when be unlocked tbe front door to
heur her exclaim:
"So you are here at last! I was never so worried In my life!"
"Yes; I am a little lute," he answered
as be hung up his overcoat.
"A little late! Good gracious, what's
happened?"
As Mr. Bowser turned to her she
saw thnt he had a cut lip, a bloody ear
and a swelling eye and that-what few
hairs he had ou his bead were lying
around in a most bewildering fashion.
It wns evident thnt the Gntun dam on
the Pnuama canal had given way at
last.
"I don't care about any dinner." be
■aid as be made for the sitting room.
THE POMPADOUR EFFECT,
George Gould. She wished for something elegant, but plain, uud wltb the
Old of Mr. McConuell designed La
Pompadour.
Bordering the roses Is n fringe of
lilies of the volley that falls over a
ruche of blush pink chiffon spangles
with crystal dewdrops. This Is fitted
Into a bolder of lace mnde of blush chiffon on which a luce design Is pointed in
white. The latter Is puffed nnd shirred
aud has the artistic French touch,
which makes the new creation one nf
the most exquisite floral designs
known. Tied around ihe stem Is a
broad pink satin ribbon, veiled with
dewdrop chiffon, making a big bow
wltb long euds.
'I  SAW .A WOMAN  STANDING  IN  A  DOOlt-
WAT."
"You may get the camphor and witch
hazel and some rags and fix me up.
Maybe I'll hove an appetite later ou."
"But what has happened to y.ou?"
she insisted.
"Just a little Incident hardly worth
mentioning. No use to talk so loud
and get the cook all excited."
She brought out the medicine chest
and got out what was wanted, nnd ns
sbe began binding up the hurts she
said:
"Now tell me all about It. Were you
dragged by n street car?"
"Ot course not. I was coming borne
all right when I remembered that I
had no cigars In the house. 1 got off
to get some."
"And the car suddenly started?"
"I told you the cur hnd nothing to do
with It. It may have suddenly Btnrted,
or It may hove hung around-there for
balf an hour. Am 1 going to have a
black eye?"
Wasn't Kicked by a Horse,
"Yes, and n bud one. You'll hnve to
wear a green patch over It for nt lenst
two weeks. You didn't get kljked by n
horse, did you?"
"How silly you talk, Mrs. Bowserl
Whnt would I he doing wltb my eye
ugalnst a horse's heel?"
"Then go on and tell me about It.
This ear looks as If a bulldog hnd bung
un to It."
"Well," he snid nftcr getting up to
look nt the ear in the mirror and sitting down again, "I hud got the cigars
nnti started m walk the rest of'the
way home when 1 saw u woman stnnd-
Ing In a doorway. 1 could tell by her
attitude thnt she was scared."
"But yon enme right along nboul
your business?"
"Nb. nio'nm: I didn't. I stopped
right then nnd there about my business. Her attitude nppenled to mc. I
riiw that she wus lu trouble. I wnlked
up to her nnd nsked her what the
matter was."
"And of course she burst Into tears
nt once!" sneered Mrs. Bowser.
"There wns no bursting nbout It
Sho was alrcody crying. She told me
that she bad been followed and Insult-
-id by a scoundrel."
"Ob, I secP'
"If you see. then you stop r1gh<
there. I won't hove It. She wos a per
leec lady, aud I'd bave been a loafer
not to have listened to her. Just such
an event Is liable to happen to you
any evening."
"But sbe could have appealed to the
. pullce."
"There were no police around. They
had nil gone off to funerals or some-
*hing else."
"Well, go ou."
"She lived three blocks away, and
she asked mc to escort her home. Sho
was trembling all over, and I never
pitied a woman more. Sbe said the
man wns n divorced busband nnd he
hnd nctunlly threatened her life. What
could 1 do but escort her home?"
"You could bave come along about
your business and let uome one else
play the gny Lothario."
"There you are! That's you to a
dot! Mrs. Bowser, I hope thnt the
next time you go to church In the
evening u big loafer will try to carry
you otr ill bis arms. You are so hard
hearted thnt you hove no mercy on
your own sex. Why, if I hndu't offered my escort 1 should hove beeu
put down ns u. coward aud a cur."
"Very well. You butted in, ond what
happened ?"
"I wnlked along beside ber to her
home. She was so weak ond trembly
that I hnd to sustain her all the way.
Idldn't know but I'd have/to call an
ombulnnee."
"Well, you got her home?"
"Yes. And then I went In to light
the gns for her nnd to see If the fellow wus lurking around. He might
be waiting there to cut her throat, you
know. She didn't come In, but sat on
the step all the while."
"Go ou."
"Well, the fellow was there. The
hall was dark, and I bad only got In
when he jumped on me and Inflicted
these hurts before I was aware of his
presence. 1 rallied after a minute,
and I think he Is in a hospital by this
time."
"And the perfect lady out on the
steps-she didn't mix In?" asked Mrs.
Bowser.
"I think she screamed."
"But you are not sure?"
"N-o-o-o."
"And she had gone when you Anally
got out of tbe hall?"
"Y-c-s."
"That's oil. Shall I send over for a
chicken und make you some broth?"
"Chicken? Whnt in thunder do 1
want of chicken broth?"
"Oh, if you don't wont it to steady
your nerves for the shock to come, ail
right!"
"Womnn. don't let yonr jenlonsy
make you talk like an Idiot. I saved
that lady's life. There's no doubt of Jt.
I got hurt n little In doing It, but what
man would not hnve run the risk? I
sball not he In the lenst nshamed of
tny block eye. I think, however, I'll go
over to the dru-r store nnd get some,
thing stronger than witch hazel. What
ore you grinning about?"
"Nothing. I happened to have a funny thought."
Robbed the Good Samaritan.
"Humph! You'd better have a few
thoughts In favor of your own sex.
Well, I'll go over to the store. The
cook can rletirolf the table. I'll he back
In ten minutes, but I shan't want nny
dinner."
He was back In fnr less. He hnd just
token his overcont off the book when
he uttered n shout thot fetched Mrs.
Bowser and the cut on a run.
"What is It!   What's tbe matter?"
"My watch is gone!"
"It can't be!"
"And my pin!"
"You don't sny!"
"And my wallet!"
"Good heavens!"
"Yes. even my keys!" shouted Mr.
Bowser as he continued to senrch his
|>OCi:OtB.
Mrs. Bowser caught hlm as he went
limp nnd led hlm hock to the lounge
and laid hlm down nnd funned him.
"How—how did I lose them?" he
finally nsked In the voice of a man
that had been sick for three months.
"Oh. that's easy to explain. Tbey
were taken by the perfect lady and
her divorced husband. You were the
easy murk they were laying for, you
know. Poor. Innocent babe! I always
snid you were too good for this world."
M. QUAD.
KING'S MAUNDY GIFTS
! ANCIENT   CEREMONY    IS   STILL
OBSERVED IN ENGLAND.
I Twice as Many Aged Persons as the-
King Is Years Old Receive Money
Every Year — Receive Presents-
Borne on the Head of a Giant Yeoman of the Guard—Four Childrerr
Also Participate in Good Things.
One of the most interesting memorials of days gone by is preserved in
the Htiyal Maundy gifts. The custom
began in England in 1363, when Edward III. was fifty yenrs of age, nnd
consisted then of almsgiving—pence,
clothes, und food, as well us the ceremonial washing of the feet of poor
persons by the King or his deputy.
The last monarch to perform this office was James II., in 1754; and in-
recent times, too, the gifts of clothing and provisions have been discontinued in favor of gold coin,
The recipients of this historic charity, specially chosen, are not less than
sixty years of age, and the. number
of each sex corresponds to the age
Point of Difference.
"Yes." said the bride of tbree short
months, "1 bad inude up my mind to
remain In the spinster class; then John
appeared upon the scene, nnd I accepted hlm because he was so unlike
other men."
"Oh. of course he's dlfferctrt!" rejoined the envious lady friend. "Ho
proposed."—Chicago News.
He Caught the Train All Right!
More Money In It.
"I was just rending of a man who
bos a hen that can slug. Another man
has a hen which whistles and imitates
various birds."
"I don't care for these vaudeville
hens. A ben should stick to the legit
end lav cars."—Kansas City Journal.
YEOMAN WITH MAUNDY QIFTB.
of the Sovereign. This distribution,
which formerly took place in the chn-
pel nt Whitehall, is now made at
Westminster Abbey. Processional order is marshalled in the nave, with
the Lord High Almoner (the King's
representative), clergy, and Yeomen
of the Guard in attendance, one of
the latter carrying on liis head a basket containing the gifts, ns shown'
herewith. Flowers and scarves, both,
of white, are adjuncts of canonic;,!
dress. A move is then made to one-
of the chapels, where Divine service
is held, and during wliich two distributions of the money tuke place.
In the first of these each man receives $11 and each womnn $9. In
the second distribution there are red
purses containing respectively $7,611'
and $5 in gold, and white purses of
silver pennies,, . twopenccs, threepences, and fourpences to the number of tho King's uge, ull newly-
minted.
The four attendant Children of th"
Royal Almonry (previously represented by four aged men) are each paid
$1.25 everv Maundv Thursday, nnd
$25 annually, towards their education.
Royal  Inventors.
The inventive tnlents of the Go**
men royol fomily hove been much it
evidence of late. A few months ago-
the Emperor's brother. Prince Henry,
obtained legal protection for a devicn
for cleaning the shield-window fitted'
to the front of motor-cars. The i
enme the announcement that Hii
Majesty himself hnd invented a brak'.-
pirtioulurly applicable to automobiles.
Now, in his turn, the Crown Princi-
has actually tnken out a potent f»r
n new* kind of stud for shirt-cuffs.
As fnr ns enn be judged from the-
description given in the specificn-
tion, Ihe device is n combination of
the link nrineiple with thot of a two-
part stud, and unites security of the
former to ease of adjustment of tha
latter.
The princely inventor is at present
b'iRily occupied with publ-'c affairs.
Having completed his studies in ths
Ministry of the Interior, he is now
to puss to the Navy Office.
She Went For Her Holiday.
Here is n pleasant tnle of matrimonial methods. The wife was negotiating with the husband for nn Enster
holiday that would cost something.'
"June," he snid, impressively,
"I'd like for you to hnve it. I'd i>3
glad to let you go."
The wife looked her doubts as to-
whether this was quite the right tone
for an affectionate man to take.
"Yes, I'd be glad," he said, with
conviction. "But the fuct is I can't
do it. I have to take up a note for
four thousand pounds next week
and I can't spare a penny."
The wife looked him up and down.
"Very well, Josiah," she said r
"very well. If you think the man
who holds your note enn moke things
hotter for you than I con—very well,
Josiah."
She had her Easter holiday, anrt
enjoyed it very much too..
A Sponge Garden,
A boautiful effect mny be obtnined
by means of a damp sponge and a
few seeds. Take a large piece of coarse-
sponge and cut it into any shape desired. Then soak it in water, squeeze-
half dry and sprinkle in the openings
red clover seed, millet, hurley, (iross,
rice oats—any or all of these. Hani;
the sponge in n window where thu
sun shines ut least part of the day.—
Country Life in Americu.
$350,000 Won  In the Prlzj Ring.
Twenty yenrs ngp Jem Mace,'who.
hns npplied for an old ige pension in
England, is snid to have had $360,-
000 in the bank, but bud investments
nnd speculations, nnd n too generous
disnosition towards friends, liato
rendered the hero of something like
five hundred prize-fights almost penniless. Mace is now Beventy-eight,
nnd hus only twice been defeated.
■■■MaM THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.
A QUESTIONS HEALTH
Without Rich, Red Blood You Cannot
bo Healthy—How to Obtain
This Blessing,    ,s
If every woman arid young girl would
realize the danger of allowing blood
to become thin and poor, would understand that the majority of common
diseases are caused by an anaemic
<or bloodless) condition, that persistent pallor means that the blood is not
furnishing the oignns with the required amount of nourishment, there
would be awokened interest !*i the
tonic treatment with Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. Thin blood means starved
nerves, weakened digestion, functional
disorders, headaches, frequently neuralgia, sciatica and even partial paralysis. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills build
up the blood, repair waste and prevent and check disease. They fill
the system with rich, red blood which
means good health and life.
Miss Marie Dionne, St. Angela, Que.,
says:—"I am deeply grateful for what
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done
for me. My blood had almost turned
to water. I was pale, had no appetite,
suffered from pains in the back and
side, and had a feeling of constant depression. The smallest exertion would
leave me breathless, ond I was reduced in flesh until I weighed oniy 93
pounds. I got nothing to help me until I began the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. They.began helping me
after the first couple of weeks, and in
-a few weeks more I was again perfectly well. The color., returned, to my
oheeks, the pains left me, and I gained
in weight until now I Weigh 130
pounds. I feel so happy for what Dr.
"Williams' Pink Pills have done -for
me that I hope some other oiling, miserable girl will profit by my experience and obtain new health."
These Pills are sold by all medicine
dealers or you cad get them by mail
at 50 cents a box or six boxes for
$2.60 from The Dr. Williams' Medi:
«ine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Lady Aberdeen's Adoption
Lady Aberdeen, who has added another to her many good works snd
deeds by founding a new monthly
journal to help in the campaign
against consumption in Ireland, fig.
ured in a dramatic incident thirty-two
years ago. She and her husband went
to Egypt for their wedding tour at a
time when Gordon was trying to suppress the slave traffic. Four slave
boys who were offered for sale excited
Lady Aberdeen's compassion, and the
slave dealer was invited to bring them
on board Lord Aberdeen's dahabciyah,
where lie hoped tc find a purcnaser.
When the man stepped on deck with
his human chattels, Lord Aberdeen
pointed to the Iiiitish flog and said:
-"These boys are free! I claim them in
the name of the queen!" Afterwards,
• however, he compensated the • lave
dealer, and Lady Aberdeen returned
to England with these four-boys and
another whom she bad rescued. Three
of her adopted children died, but two
were educated ind set to useful work.
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollar* Howard; tor say
4im ot Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall'l
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY * CO.. Toledo. O.
We, the undrrslBm-d, Imvc known F. 3. 1'ln-ney
for the laat IS yean, and believe him pertectly honorable In all buslneea Irananrtlnna and financially
able to carry out any ob-Oratlons made by hla Una.
WaLD1.NO. KlNNAN A MARVIN*.
Wholesale DniKlals, Toledo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces nt the
eystem. Testimonials sent tree. Fries 75 cent* per
tjotlle. Sold by all Dniesfsts.
IWu Hall's Family Fills lor constipation.
"Poor chap! Everything he earns
■goes on his wife's back."
"Well, if you hnd seen her nt the
opera you wouldn't think he earned
much."
The ease with which corns and warts
■can be removed by Holloway's Corn
-Cure is its strongest recommendation.
It seldom fails.
To aid horses to keep their footing
on slippery streets, a Massachusetts
veterinary has invented a chain tread,
which may ne buckled upon their
hoofs without the use of tools.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Friend.
An English paper says thot the
champion absent-minded man lives at
Belham. On one occasion he called
upon his old friend, the family pliy
sician. After a chnt of a couple of
hours the doctor saw him to the door
nnd hade him good-night saying:
""Come again. Family all well, I suppose?" "My heavens!" exclaimed the
-absent-minded beggar, "that reminds
me of my errand. My wife is in a
tit I"
A Pill for Brain Workers.—The man
who works with his brains is more li.
able to derangement of the digestive
system than the man who works with
his hands, because the one calls upon
his nervous energy while the other
-applies only his muscular strength.
Brain fag begets irregularities of the
stomach and liver, ond the hest remedy that can be used is Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills. They are specially
compounded for such cases, and all
those who use them can certify to
their superior power.
And He Didn't   "
She—So    many men    marry    for
money.   You wouldn't marry me for
money, would you, dearestF
He   (absently)—No,     darling.      1
wouldn't marry you for all the money
in the world.
She—Oil, you horrid, norrid wretcli!
"Why doesn't someone invent a new
puzzler'
"Cheer up; the spring change of
railway timetables is about due."—
Buffalo Express.
ALEX. NELSON AND HOWE.
Late Toronto Hotelman Was a Friend
of ihe  Famous Nova Scotian.
Jhe late Alexander Nelson, one of
the proprietors of the Eossin House,
who died so suddenly last month, was
one of the few Canadians still surviving in this neck Of the land who
knew Joseph Howe intimately. To
the average Ontario man the name of
Joseph Howe is all but meaningless,
but in the Maritime Provinces his
name is one cherished as highly as
that of Sir John Macdonald or Hon.
George Brown in this section of the
country. He waa the man who opposed Confederation, as did John San-
field Macdonald, the first Premier of
Ontario, after nationhood became established. And he it was who was
worsted by young Dr. Tupper, who
practically hurled the Bluenoses into
Confederation against their will. His
old constituency was Hants, and the
father.of the three Nelsons, who nearly twenty years ago, took over the
Eossin House, kept hotel at Shube-
nacadie, the principal settlement of
the riding. It was Alexander Nelson's
duty as a boy to drive Joseph Howe
all over the large and partly unsettled riding on his visit to his constituents, of whom he wss never neglectful, e
The best of the late Mr. Nelson's
reminiscences as to Howe's campaign
methods relate to tho visit of the
present King, tben Prince of Wales,
to Canada in 1859. Shubenacadie was
then the terminal of the newly-built
railway running from Halifax into
Hants county, and on the day of the
arrival nearly a hundred of the constituents of the Prime Minister of
Nova.Scotia journeyed to Halifax to
see the arrival of His Eoyal Highness.
When they got there they found the
streets so filled with troops and people from everywhere that there was
little chance for anybody to see anything. Suddenly old Mr. Nelson; who
was with the party, sighted Joseph
Howe on his way to the wharf to officially greet the prince in the name
of the colony of Nova Scotia. The
Shubenacadie contingent told him
thnt they wanted to get a good look
at Albert Edward, and the Prime Minister took the whole tribe of his constituents along and plnced them on
a whnrf alongside the landing-place,
where they saw everything. And as
he walked into the city, His Eoynl
Highness had an auxiliary guard of
Hants county voters.
- An, Easy Jail.
In one of the Basque provinces of
Spain there is a prison the doors of
which ore opened every morning, allowing the prisoners to go into the
town for housework, gardening or
Borne trade. Some oct as commissioners. In the evening'they quietly return to the prison at the appointed
time, and after being identified by
the jailer the bolts are drawn for
their admission.
Tanner to Baron.
Lord Allerton, who has just entered
upon his seventieth year, began life
as the son of a small tanner in Leeds.
He worked his way up by sheet1 hard
work to opulence, a seat in Parliament, a Privy Councillorship, the
mayoralty of his native city, and
finully the barony, which came to
him in 1902. He is the father of the
Hon F. S. Jackson, the famous Yorkshire cricketer. .iT-
Very Silent.
"You nnd Mr. Gudglelgh were very
quiet In the p'orlor last nlgbt," said het
mother.
"Yes. 1 told hlm early In the evening that money tullfvd to me. and 1
think be wns trying to let bis converse. I don't believe he bas muob."-
Chlcago Record-Herald.
Bronchitis More
Than a Cold
Sometimes   it   becomes  chronic  and
returns agajn  and  again, wearing
j   -out its victim.
At other times it develops rapidly into
I    pneumonia—cure   is  found   in   Dr.
j   Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine.
| Any cold is serious enough when its
dreadful possibilities are considered,
but when there is soreness or tightness
in the chest and a^dry hard cough you
can lookfor bronchitis, which is often
confused with an ordinary cold.
It is usually known by aching limbs
and body pains, chilly feelings, weariness and weakness, pain in the chest
and a tight, tearing cough. Fever, dry
skin, thirst, coated tongue and constipation ore other symptoms.     \
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
W. N. U., No. 743
THE GARDENING HOBO.
His Experience With a Red Viiagid,
Flaming Haired Virago.
As he walked along the country lane
ind sniffed in the keen air of tbe early
morning tbe wanderlug hobo felt within him tbe stirrings of an appetite that
would uot be appeased by anything
short of real food, and a good deal of
it at thnt. Devouring scenery and
drinking in tbe sulubrious moraiug air
were all well enough in their way, but
It was upou more substantial things
Hint his huuger was now set So, per-
-eivlng a farmhouse wltb a smoking
chimney not far along the highway, he
approached it uud rapped briskly or.
the kitchen door.
The door opened Immediately, and a
huge, red vlsaged, flaming haired
rlrngo confronted bim Just us he was
about to make a pleasant remark on
the subject of the eorly bird.
•'Well," she sold, "what Is Iff"
"I don't know, ma'am," sold be, beginning his retreat, "but It looks like a
cross between a Sunday supplement
and a war cloud."
"Wbat ore you looking for," she demanded, seizing a mop that stood just
Inside tbe door-"trouble?"
"No, madam," said the tramp, hurrying a little until he was safely on the
other side of the fence; "I'm lookln' for
a way out. If I'd been lookln' for
trouble I'd bo' stayed Inside there
where you are."
And he made blithely up tbe rood.-
lolm Keudrlck Bang! In Llpplncott's
Magazine.
An Amazing Achievement.
A triumph for British engineering
is the great Nile dam which lias just
boon opened by the Khedive. It has
been erected bjr Sir John Aird, who,
from small beginnings, has built up
one of the largest and most successful contracting.concerns in the world.
For about six years Sir John has
had 14,000 men working for him on
the banks of the Nile, and the huge
reservoif which ho has built—holding 80,000,000,000 gallons of wtiter,
weighing nearly 400,000,000 tons-
stands as one of the engineering marvels of the oge. Sir John becume a
millionaire solely hy hard work. Hia
grandfather was a working man who
was killed during the building of the
Regent's Canal, while his father held
a subordinate position in a London
gOS COinnunw
BREATH OF SCANDAL
By  ELIA8  LISLE.
Young Mrs. Verrell leaned om th<
rail of tbe yacht and looked witb dis
appointed surprise at tbe approaching
dingey.
"There nre only Hugh and yout
cousin in the boat," she announced to
her guest. "Mr. Cutbbert isn't tbere.
I'm so sorry."
Her Intonation implied tbat the sorrow wns sympathetic rather than per-
sohnl.   Sibyl Beach resented It.
"You needn't be, Helen," she said,
the curve' of her lips straightening
firmly.
"Why, I Invited blm to come, particularly on yonr account."
"And 1 wnhted him not to, particularly on my account," said the girl.
'Why,  SlbJ*l, dear,  1 thought you
Turpentine seems almost like a specific i were such great friends or even more.
for hronchitis because it is so success-      ""    "* "  "
ful in loosening up the cough, aiding
expectoration and preventing the inflammation from reaching the lungs.
Bronchitis is particularly dreaded
because of its tendency to develop into
pneumonia and even when this does
not result bronchitis is likely to return
ogain and again whenever a slight
cold is taken until it wears out even
the most vigorous systefh.
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
Turpentine is so prompt in affording
relief and 'so thorough and far-reaching in action that it succeeds when
ordinory cough medicines have no influence.
Mr. James F. Thompson, Yonge
Mills, Leeds Co., Ont., writes: "Lost
winter my two hoys.were so bad with
colds on the chest or bronchitis that
they coughed all.night nnd could get
no rest or sleep. Several cough rem
edics were tried to no nvail until I
was told about Dr. Chase's Syrup of
Linseed and Turpentine, ond this
treatment soon cured them." 25'cts. a
bottle, at all dealers, or Edmonson,
Bates & Co., Toronto.
you will sell New "o-*k Herald." Mr
Bennett's reply was characteristic.
He cabled bock as follows: "Daily.
three cents; Sunday, five cents. J.
Gordon Bennett."
"Father, what does 'apprenticing'
mean?" asked a boy in quest of information.
Father—"It means the binding of
one person to another by agreement,
ond that one person so hound has.to
teach the other all he con of his trade
or profession, whilst the other has to
watcli and learn how tilings are done,
and to make himself useful in every
way."
Freddie—"Then I suppose you're
apprenticed .to mother, aren't jjpu.
dad?" and' the old mun rusnecpoff
to catch his train without a word.
"I sny, Jack Perkins has asked nu
to lend him ten dollars."
"Well, do it. As a personal favor to
me let him have it."
"Personnl favor to you?"
"Yes. If you don't let him hove it
he'll come to me for it."
Anxious to Sell
•
Some years ago a wealthy American
syndicate desired to purchase the New
York Herald,     and   despatched the
following cable to Mr. Gordon Ben-
n"U:    ""m"^.!'"':.fir!.??,, ,^H '^7x2^^M^» commented
So did 1." There was a suspicion
of tears In the bright eyes the girl
turued to her friend. "8o did 1 until—
until he disgraced blmself. Oh. you'll
know oil about it soon enough anyway.  1 may as well sbow you now."
She held out a clipping from a week,
ly publication which makes a business
of purveying bocIo! sewage to Its readers.
"it came to me In the mall—anonymous, of course," sbe sold.
Sirs. Verrell look It with an expression of distaste.
"Yon wouldn't believe anything that
wretched paper Bays, 1 hope," she observed. "Whenever I read It 1 feel os
if I needed a bath, to get clean again."
"The lira hod a little notice, too. saying thnt Sid—Mr. Cutbbert—was there,
and that Is reliable enough. 1 oaly
wish It weren't"
With pressed lips and frowning
brow Mrs. Verrell ran over tbe clip
pings. It was a comment less veiled
tban Is common with that paper upor
the presence of Sidney Cutbbert nt the
funeral of a woman who hod ouce
been well known in that dim border ot
the theatrical profession where people
of a more dubious world claim habitation.
"It will strengthen Mr. Cuthbert'e
reputation for generosity among  bl:
mid
used
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
I was very sick with Quinsy
thought   I would   strangle.     I
MINAED'S LINIMENT and it cured
me at once.
I am never without it now.
Yours grotefullv,
MES. C. D. PEtWE
Nnuwigewauk, Oct. 21st.
If a girl is renlly pre-,ty. she doesn't
mind being told thnt si me other girl
Algy—Myrtle, whnt are your objections to marrying me?
Myrtle—I hnve only i ne objection,
Algy.   I'd have to live with you.
It is with sntisfnetion that we call
attention to the Aladdin Mantle l.unn
os advertised in those columns. With
the perfection of such invention ns
these, we see our ' country dwellers
coming into their own, for It s-ilves
the artificial light problem in stiudh-r
towns and country residences. The
Alnddin, which uses a mnntle, nnd
hums common conl oil, gives a briiiht-
er and softer light than either giw or
electricity, and at a much smaller
cost.
Ever since entering the train, two
stntions back, the Yonkee in England
had been talking about the speed with
which buildings were erected serosa
the wnter. Finally, to enp the climax
he told of a 22 Btory bui':ding wliich
was started and finished in on?
month. His fellow-passengers bad
given up all hope thot lie would ever
stop, when a burly Ynrkshireman
turned to him, saying: "Why, m«n
that's nowt. At home I've seen 'em
laying foundations for a row o' bouses
in the morning when '.'in goin' to
work, nnd at night when 1 come buck
they're turning t' people out for buck
rent."
Keep Mlnard's liniment in the house.
"Yes," said a retired insurance
ngent to his friend, "I once got e man
to take out a $100,000 life assurance
policy only the tiny before lie wns
killed, nnd it took u lot of coaxim* to
do it."
"My word," replied    the    friend,
that was rough on the compniiy. I
expect you wished : your persuasive
powers had not been so successful!"
"H'm! No," said the agent; "you
see, I married the widow,"
tbe paragraph, "that he should have
borne the expense of the funeral froir
bis own pocket. The woman wbo was
once known as Viola Treviinnlon wns
burled beside her son, whose death
two yenrs ago wos also the occasion
of a burst of mortuary generosity on
the part of young Cutbbert."
"Isn't thnt a nice tblng to read about
a man you had thought yon -could—
could nt least respect?" sold the girl
bitterly.
"I don't believe It about Mr.'Cutbbert," began tbe other indignantly
when tbe two men came over the roll.
After Verrell ond young Dr. Dent
had greeted the two women the lattet
turned to his cousin nnd said:
"Did I bear you speaking about Sidney Cutbbert, Benuty?"
"You may have If you were listening," said the girl. "And I do wish.
Harvey, that you would drop that
childish nickname. I've outgrown it."
"Well, I don't know about your outgrowing it," said Dent, looking at het
flushed cheeks nnd shining eyes, "but
you certainly haven't outgrown your
chlldlsh-beg pnrdon-your childhood
temper. But of course I'll drop It Sib,
If you don't like It," be ndded good
nrturedly. "But I was Interested tu
Sidney Cutbbert because I used to
know blm when he was Typh 7 and I
was bouse in Sawgums."
"Wbnt's Sawgums?" asked Verrell
lazily from his deck chair. "Lunatic
asylum? And wos Cutbbert one of tbe
numbered patients and you another?
I understood you to say you were a
house. Singular delusion."
"Sawgums Is short for St. Augustine's hospital, where I disported myself as house physician when Cnthbert
became typhoid cose No. 7." explained
the young physician. "As nil the private rooms were* full, be hnd to go into
the public ward and live at a dollar
per day between o profane ond asthmatic car driver ond n charity convalescent."
"Very good lesson In economy," observed Verrell virtuously.
"He couldn't give ninny dinner parties and Bend the kind of flowers he
used to fnvor Sibyl with on tbat basis.
Helen. If my feet nre In your wny I'll
hnve 'em moved." he concluded, blissfully unconscious of his wife's snvogc
glances. "Did Cutbbert like It, Dent?"
"Seemed to enjoy It tolerably after
be got convalescent. He got up quite o
friendship with another patient known
as Tommy the Coil, presumably because he lived In on empty fish bos
down Fulton market wny."
"Don't remember hnvlng heard Cutbbert spenlc of the gentleman," murmured Verrell. "Did he ever bring
liltn to cnll. Sibyl? Helen. If yon kick
tbe only husband you're ever likely to
have on the shins he'll rise up aud desert you."
"The Cod's reol name, os nenr os he
could tell, was Ilnnnlgnn," continued
the physician. "Cuthbert's previous
noqunlnlnnoo with hlm wns purely n
business one. Tommy used to sell
Cutbbert evening' pnpers on Wnll
street until one dny n truck ran over
his ankle, and when we got him here
we found be hnd a very Interesting
case of heart disease, , , ne kept him.
Well, the Cod used to tlvo Cutbbert
all the news nhoiil the street thnt he
got from his friends v ha used to vlsll
him. It meant a good deal to Cutbbert, for he wos keeping his Illness a
secret for fenr It would bring his moth
er hack from Newport nnd consequent.
y didn't .mve any callers of bis own.
I'ommy generously loaned him hla vis-
tors, and ouo day the superintendent,
I pious old party, came iu ununnounc-
,'d and caught them shooting crops on
Cuthbert's cot They had made dice .
nit nf iiimn suzar, and Cutbbert bad '
won ts cents, wben old Barber raided
the game. After tbat tbe two pals
ivere more cautious. One otber visitor
-be Cod bad was a woman wbo said
ihe was his cousin, but Tommy bad
>ther ideas. Certain acquaintances of
aers had told Tommy tbat she was his
mother. At any rate, she had 'treated
him white,' as be Informed me, .on several occasions and bad 'staked' blm to
i much needed dollar more than one*
wben he was 'up agin it.'
"In those days we bad a nlgbt orderly In our ward whom 1 always meant
to poison, but somehow 1 never got
time. He wound up a career of blunders one nlgbt by dropping a night
lamp into n screen, and two minutes
later he dropped the job of fighting
the fire and bustled to save our cases,
lust as we were congratulating ourselves tbat all were safely out Tommy
tbe Cod seized the night nurse by tho
neck and yelled:
" 'Where's my pal? Where's Typh 7?*
"'In the Inner passage,' said the
nurse, turning white. They must have
taken blm out the other way.'
"Tbe first I heard of It was when
the nurse came crying to me.
" 'I tried to stop blm, sirs, the little
heart case No. 15, but he broke away
from me and ran back Into tbe ward.
He thinks Typh 7 Is»in there.'
"I thought so, too, and ran for the
entrance, and as I reached It a wall of
black smoke rolled out upon me, somewhere back of wblcb rose the voice of
Tommy the Cod, who was exhorting
his pal, and the rattle of a wheeled
cbalr.
" 'Keep yer head down, buddy. Air's
fresher near de floor. Dere's de door
ahead!   Blast de cbalr!   It's stuck!'
" 'Never mind me, old man,' 1 heard
Cutbbert say. 'Make a run for it.
You can send back after me.'
" 'Not on yer, life,' began Tommy,
but tbe brave words ended In a pitiful,
strangling cough.
"Groping blindly, I stumbled upon
the chair and with a rush brought my
two patients out Into tbe ball. Tommy keeled over, and we got blm to
open air unconscious. When he cams
to his first words were:
"'Did yer get my pal?'
"'I'm right here, 'Tommy,' said Cutbbert, catcblng tbe boy's band.
" 'Dot's all right, den,' said the Cod
contentedly. 'But 1 guess I'm done.
Dey always told me Inhalin' wasn't
good fer kids,' be added, with a taint
grin.
"Cutbbert looked up nt me appeal-
Ingly, but I had to shake my bead.
Tommy's diagnosis was correct. Cutbbert climbed out of bis chair—against
my orders—nnd bent over Tommy.
" 'Little pal,' be said, 'you saved my
life.'
"Tommy waved the matter away airily. 'Dot's all right. It was up to me.
Between pals, yer know, yer'd have
done de same trick fer me.'
"'God knows, I'd bave tried. And
now there's nothing; I can do,' sold
Cutbbert, his voice breaking. 'Isn't
tbere anything, Tommy? Haven't you
got any relations or friends I could
help? I'm rich, you know.'
'"G'wan!" said Tommy faintly. 'Is
dat right? I fought yer wos a charity
patient.' He pondered for a moment.
'There's dnt fluffy haired loldy dat
come to see rae last week. Sbe was
pretty.white to me. You might kinder
look out fer ber a bit. Dey sold she
was me old woman, but I duuno. Wot's
de difference?' said Tommy the Cod
wearily. 'She was white to me anyway.' And Tommy said no more,
"Cutbbert buried Tommy In style. I
went to. the funeral—professional Interest, you know. Well, Cutbbert has
been paying his debt to Tommy ever
since, looking after tbe 'fluffy haired
loldy," ns Tommy called her. She
called herself Trevannion, I believe, on
the stage."
"Trevannion," Interrupted. Sibyl
Bench-"V!ota Trevannion?"
"Why, do you know her?" asked ber
cousin in surprise.
"Yes—no; never mind," said Slby|
tremulously. "Harvey. I want you to
go ashore and telegraph Mr. Cutbbert
thot we—that I am expecting blm and
sign ray name. You needn't stare so."
she added Indignantly. Tben sbe turued nnd hurried below.
"Well, upon my soul!" mused Dent
as be went over the side to send tbe
message. "I must have done tbat uncommonly well."
LAY FOR WEEKS
AT DEATH'S DOOR
BUT DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS CURED MRS. THOMPSON'S DROPSY
It Started with Backache and Grew
Worse till tho Doctor Said Sho
Must Die.
Holt, Ont. (Special).—All the countryside here is ringing with the wonderful cure of Mrs. Samuel Thompson,
who lay at the point of death for
weeks, swollen with Dropsy so that
the doctor five different times decided
to tap her but desisted because, as
her husband said, "It might be better to let her die in peace." After
the doctor had given her up Dodd's
Kidney Pills cured her.
Mrs. Thompson's terrible trouble**
started with pain in the back. She
grew worse and the doctor treated her
for jaundice for eight weeks. Then
her feet and legs began to swell, and
it was realized that Dropsy was the
trouble. For seven months she suffered. The doctor said there was no'
hope; she must die. -
As a last resort Dodd's Kidney Pills
were tried. The improvement was
slow, but gradually her strength came
back. To-day Mrs. Thompson is a
well woman. She says, and the coun
tryside knows, she owes her life to
Dodd's Kidney Pills,   -
If the disease jb of the Kidneys, or
from ■ tbe Kidneys, Dodd's Kidney
Pills will cure it.
Two Extraordinary Onerations
At the St. Louis City hospital there
was performed recently two surgical
operations of such a delicate and unusual nature tbat leading surgeons of
the city went there to see them. One
was the insertion of a rubber tube in
the stomach of Mrs. Anna Davis. She
swallowed concentrated tye by mis
take recently, and this -.- ill prevent
her swallowing food.' .Hereafter her
life will be sustained by food forced
into her stomach tliroug the tube.
The other operation was the removal
of a small splinter of steel from the
arterial system of George Watkins, 80
years old. The splinter was carried
along by the blood and was wearing;
out the walls of the arteries. The
splinter was located by means of the
X-ray, and then the artcy above and
below that point was bound and the
tiny bit of metal was removed. Both
patients will recover.
BETTER THAN SPANKING.
Spanking does not* cure children of
bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her
to-dny if your children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child,
the chances are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urine difficulties
by day or night.
The Dear Girl—He hod the impudence to ask tne for n kiss."
Her Dear Friend—The idea? What
cheek!
The Denr Girl (blushing)—He
wasn't particular which.
Through indiscretion in eating green
fruit in summer many children become subject to cholera morbus caused
by irritating ncids that act violently
on the lining of the intestines. Pains
and dangerous pufgings ensue ond tho
delicate system of the child suffers
under the drain. In such coses the
safest and surest medicine is Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Dysentery Cordiol. It will
check the inflammation and save the
child's life.
A little girl was engaged in ranking
nn nprou for her doll. Looking up to
her mother, she snid, "Mother, I believe that I will be a duchess when I
grow up."
"Why, Molly, how is it that you expect to become a duchess?"
"Why, by marrying a Dutchman, of
course."
Hydrochloric acid should be used to
clean tiie porcelain surfaces of spark
plugs, ns emery, so often emp! iyed,
Bcratchcs them.
Rabbinical Wit
Ilnbblnlcnl wit Is n vital element In
the Tiilmiid nnd Mldrosh, entering into
the discussions of the sages and appealing to the people with mnglc pow-
er. when dry disquisitions and homilies without such spice would have
driven Ihe people nway.
A preacher In those olden days no- j
tlced thnt his nudlenco seemed to be
nslrcp (Wspltc his eloquence.   "Once,"
he tried, "there wns n Jewess who hnd I
600.000 children."   The people were all j
wide ownke now and demanded  to
know the woman's name.  ".lochabed," i
was tho response.   "Wns not ber son '
Moses equal lo 000.000 who came from
Egypt?" There wos no lock of otten-
ilon for the rest of the sermon.
An English rublil was asked hy his
congregation If there was any weighty
reason against hnvlng n clock In the
synagogue. "Hy no menus," wns the
reply. "Hnve your clock, hut put It
outside the building, nnd then you can
tell how lafe you come tn the service."
Two rnbbls Were passing the beautiful synngoguo In which one of them
nfflrlntrd. "How I envy you!" snid the
first. "You must be In n pnradloe."
'Hold, friend!" the second exclaimed.
"In the orlglnnl pnrndlse there was
only one serpent, but In tbls congregation nrn mnny of them."—Abram 8.
Isaacs In Boston Post
More anthracite coal is shipped
from Swansea, Wales, than from any
other port in the world.
Probably the oldest de'rlcks in th."
world that -till are in use are two nt
Trier, Germany, erected in 141*1, nnd
one nt Aiulerucli, Germany, built ill
1654. The loads nre chain lifted by
train wheels sixteen feet in diameter.
The Beauty of a Clear Skin.—The
condition of the liver regulates the
condition of tho blood. A disordered
liver causes Impurities in the blood.
ami these show themselves in blemishes on tho skin. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills in acting upon the liver act
upon the blood, and a clear, health'.'
skin will follow intelligent use of this
standard medicine. Ladies, who will
fully appreciate this prim- quality of
these pills, enn use them with the cer.
tninty thut the effect will bo most
gratifying,
"Pa"' "Whnt is it?" "This here
Longfellow pome begins: 'This is the-
forest primeval.' What is the forest
primeval?" "Why. that's easy. Mos,
QUlloes nre tiie forest's prime evil."—
Cleveland Lender.
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physi-
clarii.
Sama Old Deduction.
"TVro Is no doubt thnt women at
ways get whnt they wont."
"Aud of course thnt ciphlns why
they don't get tbe ballot. "-Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
"So you ore going to ninny Swell,
bed," nsks the erstwhile suitor. "I
nm," replies the beauteous creature.
"I don't see how—pardon me for being
so frank— I don't see how you can admire him nt all. He is sn insufferably
conceited." "Well, if you were engaged to me it would moke you insufferably conceited yourself." f-
THE   REPORTER,    MICHEL,   BRITISH    COLUMBIA,
THE MICHEL REPORTER
NBW MICHEL, B. ft
Issued every Saturday, Irom office of
Publication, Northern Ave, Now Miohol,
f    SUBSCRIPTION TWO DOLLARS
A-YEAR IN ADVANCE'*'
ADVEBTISINd BATES ON APPLICATION
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such aa For Sale, To Let, Lost
Found Wauled etc., Inserted at the uniform
rate of One Cent a Word Bach Insertion. ' ■
GEORGE 0. MHKLE, - MANAGING-EDITOR
Swift Telegraph Service
■    ' i     '.
We wired the editor of the
Advance at Macleod this afternoon for particulars pf the
'strike settlement, but with
the usual co.urtesy of the service here, the boy was kept
waiting from 2 till 5, and on
being asked why he waited,
was told there would be no reply till to-morrow. •
Meanwhile the paper goes
to press without the report,
The system wants a shading up badly, when a telegram
to Macleod and return cannot;
get through on' other than
regular freight schedule,
In and Around Town
SEVENTY MILLION, TIMBER- SAW,MILL-
u Great Northern Railway phs.-:<!;s through'— 5
limits—running 18 ypfirsr- annual duo3- $57* or
silo annually each; Codar. tamnrae. llr, spruce,
and some u-hito pine. Price' is $10,0(10, hall cash,
balahco on teniiB, Addrosa tho Editor of thla pa.
per ior further particulars,
-PIETY MILLION FEET OF FIRST-CLASS TIM-
x ber ondrivablofltreum. Easily loilKed to Col-
umUla Blver. This can bo bought for $16,000, %
cash, balance one und two years. Those licenses
run for 18 years more. Cost of continuing 11-
censes In forco, $Ur, each, The above are snaps,
aud If you are a lumber or timber man coraniu-
nicato at once, as the owner must soil. Fpr any
further details, address the Editor of this paper,
SUNDAY   SERVICES
FJHODIST   CHURQI-I
MICHETVAND NEW MICHEL'
SERVICES  EVERY   SUNDAY
NEW MICHEL, 10.45 a. in., in room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening service, at 7.30. Band of
Hope overy Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev. S. Cook, Pastor.!
The jiastor and officials ertend a cordial
invitation, tp you to atjend these, services.    " ;' :.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
michel;  B. C.   '
Services—1st.  Sunday in  the  month,
Poly Compiunion, 11 a. m,   :...
Every- Si*.ndaj*,> Evdnsong, 7.30!.p. m,
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A., Vjcar.
Notice of Application for  Renewal
for Liquor License
MOTICE Is hereby given, that I, Alexander J.
fr McCool, of New Michel, Ii. C. Intend lo apply to the Superintendent of Provincial Police,
at the expiration of ono month from the date
horoof, for a renewal of my retail liquor license
for tho premises known as tile Great Northern
Hotel, situated at Kew Michel,'BiC. ,.
ALEXANDER J. *McC00L.:
Dated at New Miohol, B. C, May i, 1909..
Application  for Transfer of Liquor
Licence
T JOHNS.LAJIRENSON.oftlie.u.. . of Sllch-
■"-I el, 11, C, hereby apply to the Superintendent
of Provincial Police for a transfer to G. B. Stedman of my licence to sell intoxicating liquors'
under the provisions of the Statutes in that behalf, in tho premises known and described as the
Kootomiy flolol, situated at New Michel, B. C. to
commence on the 1st day of July,' 1001).
JOIIN S. LAURENSON.
Micllol, B. 0., April 21th. 1909,
Notice of Application for  Renews
; of Lionise      .
fiJOTICEIs hereby given,.that I, Gaortw B
111 Stcllnuin, of New Michel, II. C intond lo up-'
ply to die Superintendent of Et-ovinoial police,.
attheoxiilratlon of one month from'tho ilnto
hereof, for a renewal of my retail llatior license
ior tho promises known as tho Kootonuy Hotel,
situated at Now Michel, B.C.    '
..      "    .    '.: ■;       GEO, B. MEDJIAN.
Dated at Now Michel, B.C., May 1,1909.
NOTICE
*T*AKE NOTICE that we Intend to apply to tho
x ftuperintendeut of .Provincial' Police, after
thirty days from the lirst appearance of this no-
tlce, for it renewal of our wholesale licence to
sell Intoxicating liquors at Michel, B. C.
• Dated this 7th day of May, A. D. 1909.
THE MICHEL LIQUOR COMPANY, LIMITED
Play ball.
We celebrate Dominion Day,
J C. Day left qn Friday for the
coast.
Board of Trade mepts on Tuesday evening.
J. L. Smith is registered at the
Great Northprn.
8. Malone of Lethbridge was
here on Wednesday.
H. H. Depew of Fernie was; at
the G. N. on Wednesday.
W. J, MoGowan and wife, from
Frank, spent Sunday here.
S. Graham, formerly of Fernie,
is here now with the 41 Meat Market.
The Oddfellows of the Pass intend holding a picnio at Pincher
Creek on July 21.
J. H. Marshall, Bert Black of
Fernie and Thos. Corkill of Corbin
were at the G. N. this week.
James Carney sprained his leg at
the base ball game on Monday and
has been limping around all week.
Miss Clara Zellar, who has been
visiting at the Kootenay hotel this
week, has returned to the Waldorf
at Fernie.
Kennedy the druggist is putting
in an up-to-date soda fountain and
the boys are saying up thoir fifteen
centses to treat girlie.
L. W. Kribs who has been laid
up with rheurnatism, is now around
on crutches, His many friends are
pleased to see him out again.
On Monday evening there will be
a eoncort and farewell social tendered to tho retiring pastor Rev. S.
Cook, in tho Methodist church.
The Canadian Club are making
preparations for a grand celebration
at Michel prairie on Dominion Day.
Programs of Bports will shortly be
issued.
The election for district vice-president for the minors' union, takes
place on Monday from 10 to 8. Tlio
following are the candidates:— R.
Evans, C. Brooks, F. Campbell, W.
McFagan, D. McNab, A. Perkins,
W. Powell, C. Stubbs.
All Get Busy  Now
Customers do not come to
your storo simply because
your store is open,
They aro attracted there by
some particular reason, The
idea in advertising is to increase the attraction so that
you might surround yourself
with a continuously growing
number of customers.
Union Bakery
G. gOV^A^O, Proprietor
OLDTOWn' -   -"''- MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Coffins
In stock and made to order
Feed. Pomahao,
NEW  MICHEL
BAILEY THE BUILDER,
PUILDEE& CONTRACTOR '
Estimates Furnished Free, on Short Noticaj.
NEW MICHEL
A Type of Hypocrite
From tlio Lothbridge Herald.
The printing offices in this
city today pay out a big wage
bill. 'Their employees patronize local merchants, the
newspapers boost the city,
give the citizens prominence
when they are doing something creditable, and keep
their names out of the paper
when they are figuring in police court. Yet, the oily-
tongued, non-tax-paying, non
wage-paying, travelling salesman from Winnipeg catches
some of these citizens with an
order, because his price is a
■little lower. What if the rest
of mortals followed the same
practice.? Most of the buying
in this city would be done by
mail order. . As a matter of
fact there is too much talk about "Building up Lethbridge"
and too little practice. If we
want to build up Lethbridge
we want to get together, patronize each Other and run the
peddlers and mail order catalogues out to the scrap heap.
Elk Valley Beer
The "Hospital" points out that a man
might more properly ho aaitl to oat Ixier
tlmu to eat certain kinds of soup, or indeed water-melon.
Tho special commissioners of the *'Hos
pltal" ilrive home the fact that, when a
mini drinks lieer or stout habitually, he
is not only drinking but eating, a fact
which has not boon sufficiently recognized in recent years. These beverages
(says our contemporary) contain all the
eloments of a typical diet, with the exception of hit, nnd in a proportion approximately physiological.
Baseball Dance
The baseball dance last
night was held in Martin's
hall;.Kennedy's new store not
being quite in shape. There
was a good crowd, although
not as large as expected, one
lady being heard to remark
that "the toughs were all absent! '' They had a good time.
NOTICE
rpAKENOTIOEthMHntoiid to apply to tho
x Snpejlntendeiit of Provincial, Police, aftor
thirty ,#ys from the lirst appearance of tn's no-,
tlce, for the transfer from myself to the Michel-
Liquor Company .Limited, of my wholesale H-,
e'enee to sell intoxicatlriK Mentors lit Michel, 11. a
Dated this 7tlt day of May, A. D..T9pt|i.'
THOMAS CRAIJAN.'
Licence    to    an    Extra'Provincial
Company
"COMPANIES   ACT,   1897."
(")
CANADA*    ;
Phovince of Bhitish Columbia,
;    No, 484 '•'■'■•■'"'■■.
■THIS IS TO'CERTIFY that "Tiie Crow's Neat
-L I'usb Htirdwiiro Company, Lliiiitcd'"ia authorized and licensed to carry on buain-?Hs within tlio
Province of British Columbia, tuwi to citrry out
or effect all or nny of the.objects of the* Coin jmny
to which the legislative authority of tho Legislature of British Columbia extends. ■ j .
The head oillco of the Company is situato nt
Frank in the Province of Alberta. Canada, i
The amount of the cnpital of tlio' -tVolnpany Is
Twenty Thousand dollars divided. Into Two
hundred sluircs of One hundred dollars'each',
The bond oilice of tho Company in this Province is situate at New Michel, uud Louis W. Kribs
Hardwnre Merchant wbose address Is New Michel aforesaid, is tho attorney for the Company.
GIVEN under my Hand and Seal of
Oflloe at Victoria, Province of
British Columbia, this third day
of May, Ono thousand nine bund-
'^•msp'. rod and nine.
"8. Y. WOOTTON','
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company has [been
established nnd licensed are :—
To buy, sell and carry on business aa wholesale
and retail dealers in hardware including build-
era' supplies, mining supplies, plumbing, heating
and tinsmith supplies, household1 and kitchen U-
tensils nnd everything pertaining to a general
wholesale and retail hardware business. To
manufacture and instill all kinds of tinsmithing,
plumbing, hot air heating and .steam fitting supplies. Tn act as agents for manufacturers in any
of the above lines. To nquiro by purchase or
lease, hire or exchange or otherwise, such lands,
leases, building,*:, machinery, tnols, warehouses,
rights of way. railway tracks or sidings as are
necessary or conducive to the currying on of the
above hardware business. To do any or all of
tho things herein set forth as objects, purposes,
powers or otherwise to the same extent and as
fully as natural persons might or could do ns
prinplpals, agents or otherwise. To do all such
other things as aro Incidental or conducive to
tho attainment of the foregoing objects. ■
J. J. SCOTT,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH,
Horseshoeing a Specialty
NEW MICHEL
PHOTOGRAPHS
SOMERTON BROS.
Studio Now Open Over The Store
Sinclair the Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
Repairs and Alterations •■
Gout's and Ladies' Clothes,
No. 90, Over the Creek,
Business Bringers
Rtadlntf Notices Inserted under this Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each Insertion.  No ads inserted amongst Locals.
1 Undo ClKurs.
Union
- Somortoii llro'fl.
Sornarton Hro'.i.
The music was of the usual
high class furnished hy the
Michel orchestra. Dancing
ceased about 2.
A New Propeller Company
The engineers and machinists of
Michel are forming a cornjiiuiy and
have subscribed §1000 for stock in
the Speed it Safoty Propeller Co.,
invented by C. O. Deinaurez. An
enthusiastic meeting wns held in
the master mechanic's ollice lust
night, Mr. A. Williams presiding
There is some talk nf starting up
the bake shop back of Wright Bro's
store.
48 children's dresses,
.,6.0c to $2.25
50 pairs of fleece lined drawers, broken
lots, regular .05 and .1$ cents, ' now .50
All wool, heather £6i, regular 35 cenj;s a   .
pair, during next wee^, '4 pairs forjjH.OO
Fine balbrjggan underwear, per suit    90
JSHckeled Alarm Clocks, Regular     $1.50
Now 95 cents
20 -fez Exelda Handkerchiefs,  6 for 1.00
"Black sateen Shirts, regular 1,, 1,25, and
$1,50, while they last, .95 cents
Trunks,
$2..35to$8.0Q
The Bargain House
Co&$ money, but properly done it bring$ big re$ult$
The Newspaper is the place
the proper place
and the only proper place
in which to make your advertising announcements
Get into THE REPORTER
Are You
House Cleaning ?
We have everything in
Paints
Oils
Varnishes
,Alabastine
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware Co.,
LTD
New Michel
Rosedale Dairy
Open for business on May 15th.
Fresh Milk, Cream, Butter and Eggs
Delivered daily to all parts ol both
towns. ....
A. C. MURRAY,   *   PROPRIETOR
60  YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights etc.
Anyono sending * sketch and description mst
flulcklr ascertain our opinion froo whether sn
Botitfmo. Ol-lpst luronojr.forieourlntfMteiiti.
l'ntoiita tnltim tTiroUBh Muim tVo. Noel-79
cjj-vfal notice, without obargo, lu the
Scientific American.
A baodtsomolr llIUHtrated weekly. lamest oir-
c-nltitiuQ of any noiciitMo Journal. TermR for
C-iuutiu. W.75 fi yoar, pustmco prepaid. Sold by
all oewadualon.
VttrcsEJeW
Moving Pictures
On Sunday Night in
Crahan's Hall.
On Monday Night in
Martin's Hall.
Admission .15 nnd .35
Roughead & Brown,   Proprietor^

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